Camp White, Oregon
9 February 1943
Dear Aunty Clara:
I was in town last night.
I received a wristwatch by airmail before breakfast this morning.
I received a box of fudge and a writing kit from Fialas.
I received a box of nuts from Aunty Stella.
I had Lt. Hanton awful awful peeved at me last night also concerning whether I was a company clerk or a personnel clerk. He won.
I haven't much time to write this as you can see.
I sent out Valentines to 7 people.
I also sent out 1 birthday card.
I received letters from Mary Kuehnle, George Prokopec and Aunt-Aunt just before I left for town.
I went and spent all my money and then some yesterday in town.
I don't think I'll bother getting a hunting knife or a flashlight as they have requested us to do.
I tried to get more Listerine Tooth Powder but they just don't have that around these parts.
I spent one last time in a library when I stepped in the Medford library and studied up on Oregon.
I found out that we are in the Klamath mountains of the Cascade chain which merge into the Sierra Nevadas.
I was right when I thought there was something peculiarly huge about those mountains to the South --- they are the beginnings of the Sierra Nevada chain.
I discovered Medford was and is the fourth largest city in Oregon with its 12,000 people.
I know I have a tremendous amount of work to do today so
Start digging in at the post office every once in a while to pick yourself up a supply of V-mail --- it's free (the forms) you will need it soon.
I already have 9 forms saved up.