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October 8, 1944

I have not given you a description of the college, so I shall now do so. The girls school (Colegio de San Jose) was built by the Spaniards in 1876. The building is U-shaped, two stories, with immense rooms. The room we are occupying is about 70 ft. long by 30 ft. wide, with 20 ft. high ceilings.

There are 27 persons in this room, and it has been divided into sections by screens, aparadors and sheets.

The front part of the college was slightly damaged during the second American raid, when the ammunition dump at the air field blew up.

It has been raining for several days, and Dolly just came to tell me that the water at the house is knee-deep. There is flooding everywhere, and last night we prepared for it here at the college. All our clothes, sacks of food, etc. were placed on a table, and other articles placed in a higher place. I have a severe cold and had asthma last night.