H. Beaber - In the Philippines - Thursday, January 8, 1941-1942

Ernest is made interpreter for the main office between the five committee men representing the main body of the camp and the main Japanese officer over the camp. The organization of the camp is left to us.

With Ernest gone, I was appointed monitor of our room. Friends of the inmates are bringing things to the front gate and passing them in. The officials do not allow us direct contact, but the parcels must be send back and forth from the fence to our line (about 10 yards away) by messenger or carrier. Lots of beds, nets, food, mattresses, etc., coming in. Tons of stuff!

We sent word to Pedro and Peping to come and bring our nets and banigs (mats).