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The text says:
After 37 long months we celebrate our first day of freedom to-day with the final departure of the Japanese from the city of Manila, and await with bounding hearts our own, our friends, our allies.

Chronology of Events:
Jan. 4 1st group arrives at Santo Tomas for internment.
17 Holy Ghost Home for Children starts.
31 Central Kitchen opens.
Feb. 15 Three men shot for escaping.
21 113 China refugees arrive from Sulphur Springs.
Mar. 8 12 Navy nurses arrive.
Apr. 8 The Earthquake.
15 Last Wheat bread.
June 17 43 Consular repatriates depart.
July 1 Japanese take over from Philippine Red Cross the financing of the Camp at 40 centavos per person per day.
2 72 Army Nurses arrive.
27 2nd Executive Committee take over.
Aug. 24 Santa Catalina Hospital starts.
Sep. 12 113 Internees leave for Shanghai.
Oct. 31 11 of High Commissioner's staff arrive.
Dec. 17 South African Relief Supplies arrive.
19 Cebu Internees arrive (I believe these included the Norwegians from Ravnaas).
23 1st Movie.
Jan. 6 Canadian Relief Supplies arrive.
12 28 men taken out to Military Camps.
16 Tacloban Internees arrive.
Mar. 10 Bacolod (? hard to read) Internees arrive.
May 14 1st Los Baños transfer. (See: Notice to prisoners - external link).
17 Re-internment of aged, sick and children previously living outside Camp.
June 21 Ileilo? Internees arrive.
Sep. 26 24 Repatriates depart.
Nov. 15 The Flood.
Dec. 10 2nd Los Baños Transfer, including 1st group of women.
15 American Relief Supplies arrive.
Jan. 2 Davao Internees arrive.
Feb. 1 Military Administration takes over the Camp. Filipino Doctors and Nurses, also market vendors barred. Daily cereal ration 400 grams per person per day.
7 Package Line closed.
10 Holy Ghost Children's Home closed.
18 2nd Executive Committee abolished and 3-men Internee Committee appointed by Japanese.

In the bulletin above there's an advertisement for Standard Vacuum Oil Co. I've received an E-mail from a visitor to my site, Chuck Jones who was interned at Santo Tomás together with his parents and sister. He says his father, John Clayton Jones "was employed by Standard Vacuum Oil Company...also known as Mobile Oil. I see he put an add or mention in the liberation newspaper depicting the 'flying red horse' as I recall it".

Chuck adds: "There were quite a few Americans in there from the corporate world. You can see the representation of the various companies in the "ads" they included in the liberation bulletin. We all went home on the hospital ship Jeanne Lafite where we recouperated for two years before again returning to the Philippines under the auspices of Standard Oil....or Socony Vacuum as it was known then".

See also this message in my Guestbook.

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