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May 5, 1942

— Rumors too numerous to record — All false but one is wild enough — to merit writing down. Some driver reported that Manila papers say an exchange is under way & that the Japanese internees are already on their way to the Coast to boats!! Whether the deal includes us or not is an issue. We do need proteins as all are fairly weak. Hill sent a fine piece of coconut candy tonight — Rumors are worse here than they were in Bataan.