Writing from Singapore, Canadian Radio actress Kathleen Kidd, former Grimsby resident, tells of doing a broadcast in Batavia with Canadian actor Frank Wade, using a script written by Toronto producer-actor Earle Grey. Visiting a place which used to be the largest distribution centre for rice in Burma, she found it 100 percent demolished. Only tents are erected "as far as eye can see". Kathleen's entertainment unit played before black troops of African regiments. Food was bad in Batavia, she writes. "Strictly army rations and poorly prepared." In Java there was shooting going on between the Dutch and Indonesians; a man was shot just as Kathleen was leaving the theatre one night. Singapore, she writes, is normal compared to Hong Kong, but she can't get used to the odors. "The surrounding country is lovely, with good roads winding through native villages and jungles. Homes are modern. It is very hot and humid, with tropical storms as regular as clockwork." She wasn't sure when she returns to Toronto.