Rumors of good news. Mrs. Hobbs, Red Cross representative got in with a Russian Interpreter and brought some magazines and cigarettes. First contact with the outside for two weeks. Guard playing croquet and the tension lessened somewhat. How and when will it all end? Long time: without radio ant outside world communications. Would be easier if allowed to buy food through the gate. Need mixed vitamins. Am 14 pounds off, but feel well. Welk two hours daily. Getting used to two meals per day. Have enough if none is taken away. Visiting committees make one wonder.