H. Beaber - In the Philippines - Sunday, August 22, 1943

We are still alive; that is something. Food is getting scarce and as the last storm killed most of our garden stuff. We are working it back into shape now.

Prices in the market are scandalous. Sugar is P 300.00 per sack. It used to be five! I bought some blue denim the other day, cost me 20 pesos in all for a pair of jeans. Shoes are 50 pesos and, if made in the U.S., about a hundred pesos.