May 19, 1942
Tuesday night.

Ft. Ord, California

Dear Folksies,

     The last few days have been rather uneventful. We have done a lot of routine things and had considerable exercise, yet the time has passed rapidly.

       Saturday morning we took a hike – in formation – just the officers – to the area where the men are going on this Thursday – where they will pitch their tents and have two meals. They will not stay out overnite. After the hike we got our last Tetanus shots – no casualties.

       We have two newcomers to the unit – both came on Sunday. One is Frank Lusignan, the neurosurgeon – a swell person. And the other is Marvie Kahn. You should all remember him as former President of the Student Body of Stanford in about 1934 or 35.

       Today the men started pitching the smaller tents and they had a lot of fun trying to beat one another.

       Tonight most of us went to see “The Wife Takes a Flyer” with Joan Bennett and Franchot Tone. It’s another satire on Hitler’s regime and is very good.

       About the weekend: The boys in the group that was off last weekend went to S.F. without mishap and without any notice of disapproval. It looks as if that practice is going to be continued until anything official to the contrary comes out. Therefore, I will plan to see you at dinner Saturday night as it stands now. However, I will phone anyway on Friday night. I will phone straight, so it better be collect, therefore, if you’re not in, have the call switched or something, or I can phone later.

                    Loads of love,

rene-transparent.

Watch for my next letter
May 29