Aug 25, 1943

Men worked too hard with little or no time to rest. Major Doris and I study Spanish in the evenings when opportunity presents itself. Have been late B sissors with Lt. Duncan, Lt. Swaim and Mr. Bontyre at the Commissary. Commissary prices have skyrocketed eggs. – 25, peanuts 40 – all canned goods 3 to 6 pesos. Beans 65. No more individual quanning by order of Japanese. Japs have been patrolling inside [the] area a lot lately. Caught a thief in my barracks, Col. Zumuklt. Stole cinnamon, baking powder, sugar and 3 pesos. Never would have thought it of him.

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