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The palisades. (Camp Shanks, N.Y.) 1943-19??, June 01, 1945, Image 3

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Friday, June !, |945 THE PALISADES Male Call YE <30t*/THOSE DRAFT- &OARPZ AREMV' WzEJECTEP, SCCAPINO. THE BOTTOM ^ ■ J \ ,i 7 -THEY'ZE LOOKING UN PER THE BARREL ! by Milton Can iff, craator of \Terry and the Pirates' Jy POES TSAY ^ AveLL-AH-oumE \ WHY, POC? I N. A FEW THINGS CANT REAP THEM \ APE WP0N6 WITH FOREIGN WOPPS...> — t YOU... Bum Check at a Blood Bank ^ W WELL , I CANY GIVE ^ 3 | PRIVATE MEPICAL APVICE — ■ - but if i were >011 r vvoulpn T START REAPING ANY SERIAL STORIES! ^CEM 4 Five Men Over 40 Are on Way Home Monday .at 12:54 p. mf five Camp Shanks s'oldiers entrained at Orangeburg Station on — the*- first Jap of their .last journey at gov ­ ernment expense. All over 40 years old, they were on their way to be discharged from the Army. Headed home via separation cen ­ ters were T/4 Dewey M. Ferrell, Medics; T/4 Leon Fields, Area 5 Mess; T/5 Herbert Hildebrandt, Signal Office; T/5 Roger E. Tilton, TC Mess, and Ffc John B. Fletcher, Medics. By coincidence, three of the men, Ferrell, Tilton and Hildebrandt, entered the Army through the same reception center, Fort Mc- Prisoners of War Aid in Manpower Shortage, Says WD Washington (CNS) — The War Department grave the public a glimpse of the other side of the prisoner of war picture recently with the announcement that PWs held in the continental U. S. did more than $44,000,000 worth of ■worlc during the first 3 months of 1945. Helping relieve a serious man ­ power shortage, the prisoners per ­ formed 8,880,106 man days of work on Army posts and 3,230,465 man days of work for private con ­ tractors. Treasury Gets $8,900,000 Prisoners working for private contractors were paid 80 cents a day. but the Federal Government collected the full prevailing wage set by the War Manpower Com ­ mission for the work performed. As a result, $8,932,290 -represent ­ ing the balance — was deposited in the U, S. Treasury. The WD emphasized that in none of the work did the prison ­ ers compete with free civilian la ­ bor. All users of prisoner labor were required to present a certi ­ ficate from the War Manpower Commission or the War Foods Ad ­ ministration that no free labor was available to do the work. The Chaplain^ Corner Somewhere, a woman, thrusting fear away. Fares the future bravely for your sake; Tolls on from dawn till dark; from day to day ; Fights bark her tears, nor heeds the bitter arhe; She laves you, trusts you, breathes In prayer your name;, Soli not her faith In you, U> sin or Shame. Somewhere a woman — mother, sweet ­ heart, wife — Units betwixt hopes and fears for your return; Her kiss, her words, will cheer you In the strife, When death Itself confronts you, grim and stern; Hut lei her Image all your reverence claim, When base temptations scorch you with their Dame. Somewhere a woman watches — filled with pride; • Shrined in her heart, you share a place with none. she tolls, she waits, she prays, Ull side by side ' You stand together when the battle's done. t) keep for her denr sake a stalnlese name, llrlttg back to her a manhood fres from shame. Margaret Scroh u. Pherson, Ga., got basic at Slocum, came to Shanks together, and now wijl leave the Army through Mc ­ Pherson. For Fletcher, now 49, a discharge was no new experience. He got one back in 1920 after six years of service including the Mexican Campaign and the battles of St. Mihiel and the Argonne. After 17 years as an investigator for the State of Washington, he rejoined the Army. Now he plans to re ­ turn to his home in Elizabethton, Tenn., and go into business with his brother in a general store. After 14 years of service, his final words to the boys were, \I like the Army. ” To Fish in Florida Second oldest of the five, Fer ­ rell, 47, declared he ’ s going fishing at Fort Waldon, Florida, for two weeks, then to work again as a rural mail carrier in Eutaw; Ala. He served in World War I in Eng ­ land and France and his parting words were, “ I ’ ve been through two of them and Tm ready for a third. ” Hilderbrandt, 45 and a familiar„ figure at the Post Message Center, will fish the Gulf of Mexico for two months, then go back to his old job as cotton specialist for the Department of Agriculture in Mo ­ bile, Ala. He has a son in the Navy. Tilton, 44, boasts 32 months in the Army without a gig but, .said he, as he left, “ If Major Davis could see my bunk now, that record might be ruined. ” After resting a month at home in Birmingham, Ala., he'll go to work, probably for th'e Southern Railroad. Youngest of the group, Fields, 43, also will take a month's vaca ­ tion in Birmingham. Then he plans to get a war plant job in New York. As he left, he declared, \I liked my buddies and my com ­ pany, but I'm glad to go home. ” Announce Changes In Supply Methods (Continued from* Page One) panics \A\ and ‘ ‘ B\ and MP and QM Companies. Repair and Exchange Gl clothing will be taken for re* pair on Mondays all day and for slzffijr exchange on Mondays- and Thursdays from 8 a. m. to 1 p. m. at Bldg. 6202. Shoes may be turn ­ ed in for repair every day at Bldg. 6102. ” ’ Salvage days are slated every two months. Come furlough time, it was warn ­ ed that an enlisted man must have completed the storage of his per ­ sonal effects by 5 p. m. before he can obtain furlough 'papers. Re ­ turning from a GI vacation, you have 'til 9 p. m. daily to pick up storage. Also, fuloughlng EM's will turn in their biankets and re ­ ceive a couple of clean ones in re ­ turn. Furlough storage is handled in Bldg. 6102. Party for 3366th A large representation of men and officers of the 3366th QM Trucking Co. attended the organ ­ ization's Spring dance and social last week at the Imperial Ball ­ room. Elks' Home, New York City. ♦ A buffet-style supper was served- during the evening. Hostesses were furnished by the entertainment section of the Salvation Army; A Lot of Dough QM bakery companies serving the 5th Army in Italy have baked a total of 59,525,838 pounds of bread during 15 months of opera ­ tions in the Italian theater. Discharge Dope To cherce bits of Info which might help settle much-disputed points at shaving-time bull-ses ­ sions in the camp ’ s more popu ­ lated latrines are: 1: GIs may apply for dis ­ charge^ as soon as they reach the age of 40. They need* not have reached the age of 40 by a certain date. A soldier who was 39 and one-half when th e an ­ nouncement of the 40-year age limit came out, Is not stuck. He can put in his application come next birthday. 2. The bronze star worn on the American Defense Ribbon for overseas service prior to Pearl Harbor does not count as combat credit under the point system. And, neither does the bronze arrowhead, authorized in WD circular 465, Dec. 9, 1944. Enlisting Age Cut for Wacs The War Department this week dropped the top age limit for en ­ listment in the WAC from 50 to 38 years. The WD also announced that women enlisted after May 12,1945, would not be eligible for discharge because their husbands left the service until they have completed a year ’ s service. Women enlisted prior to that date may be granted discharge upon request if their husbands left the service. It is estimated that' 8,000 Wacs, 40 years of age or over, are eligi ­ ble for discharge from the Army upon the same basis as enlisted men. Reds Estimate Losses Berlin CNS) — Between 12 and 15 million Russians, of whom about half were soldiers and half civil ­ ians, died on the eastern battle- fronts in this war, Soviet military sources estimated. Gl Gags By Gl Wags Visitor: I just heard those two nurses talking about you. GI Patient: Yeah, they ’ ve had me on the pan ever since I ’ ve been here. ^ <■ . — : — - . , ‘ 'Remember when Dorothy La- mour came out on the screen in her sarong — how quiet it was? ” “ Yeah. You could hear the guys waiting for a pin to drop. ” Gather your kisses while you rnay For time brings only sorrow, The girls who are so free today Are chaperones tomorrow. Wac Sof tball Team Trims NYU, 21-17, and Kilmer, 29-7 The Camp Shanks Wac softball team, in its two initial starts of the season, this week racked ’ up two booming triumphs at the ex ­ pense of Wac squads from Camp Kilmer and New York University. Scores. Shanks 29. Kilmer Wacs 7; Shanks 21, NYU, 17. Pfcs Doris' Doughferty and Sylvia Glick each ’ poled circuit clouts in the Shanks-Kilmer fray, while Pvt. Ellen Nevins connected for a round-tripper ■ against the NYU girls. Next Thursday the Shanks Wacs take their first road trip of the year, meeting Camp Upton on the latter's diamond. / & E in New Quarters A man married and working is almost as well off as a guy who is single and broke. Widespread hart kari among th© Japs is aiding The U. S. in conserv ­ ing metals, namely lead. I sneezed a sneeze into the air It fell to earth I know not where But hard and cold were the looks of those On whose vicinity I .snoze. Hostess: How come you aren ’ t in the Army? Guest:. The same reason that's, keeping you out of Esquire — \phy ­ sical unfitness. ” A soldier, a sailor and a marine walked into a restaurant.- One or ­ dered bacon and eggs, another ham and eggs, and the third plain scrambled eggs. Which one was the sailor? mq aiiqAt aqt qttM. auo aqx GlFeedbox in a /unny position re ­ garding the benefits of the Gl Bill of Rights. I already own a home outrightj and wouldn ’ t want a loan to bug one. However, mg furni ­ ture used to belong to my grand ­ mother and it ’ s getting pretty weak. Can I get a loan under the GI Bill to buy some new fur ­ niture f Also, can I get a loan to fix the roof and have the walls and ceiling re-plastered f For your information and educa- ; tioh: . • Should you wish to find the formation and Education Office, this is-warning that it has moved from its accustomed spot on the first floor of Wing A, Post Head ­ quarters. I & E is now ensconced in new and better quarters just one flight up — the second floor of Wing A. A. The answer to your first question -is no. Housing loans tinder the Bill of Rights cannot bo used to buy furniture. Answer ­ ing your 2d question, a govern ­ ment-guaranteed loan under the Bill of Rights can be obtained to improve or repair a house which you already own, but the improve ­ ment must be a permanent im ­ provement which become part of tite real estate. \I love the way these Southern gals talk ... By the time they say they're not that kind of a gal, they almost are !\ Q. Can a Veteran take advan ­ tage of both the educational and loan provisions of the GI Bill of Rights! I plan to go to school for a while to learn hoio to operate a linotype, after which I plan to set up a printing business. A. There ’ s nothing in the law that would prevent you from tak ­ ing advantage of both the loan and educational benefits of the GI Bill of Rights. - ; ; ---------- Entertainment Tiiday, June 1 — Theatre* t and S, “ A Medal for Henny, ” Dorothy I,amour, -Yrturo tlet'ordova. Theatre 1, “ That ’ s the Sprit, ” .lark Oakle, Peggy Ityao. Theatres S end 6, “ Where Do We Clo from Here, ” Fred MacMurray, Joan l.eslle, June Harer, USD Variety Show, Victory Hail, 8 1 ’ . M. June ^Theatre* 2 and S, “ The Hrlghton Strangler, ” John I Oder, June Dupree, and \I ’ ll Tell the World, ” I-ee Tracy, Brenda Joyce. Theatre 1, “ A Medal for Benny. ” Theatres S and (, “ That's the Sprit. ” Danee, Fast Club, 8 p. m. June S — Theatres 2 and 3, “ Wonder Man, ” Danny Kaye,- Virginia Mayo. Theatre 1, “ A Medal for Benny. ” The ­ atres S and «, “ That ’ s the Spirit. ” June 4 — Theatres 2 and S, “ Wonder Man.\ Theatre i, “ Die Brighton sitnfngler ” and “ I ’ ll Tell Ihe World. ” Theatres J and (, \A Medal (or Benny. ” ' HI Variety Show, Victory Hall, 8 p. m. June 5 — Theatres 2 and 8, “ Don Joan qullllgan, ” William Bendlx, Joan Hlondell. Theatre I, “ Wonder Man. ” Thentres 5 and », “ A Medal for Benny.\ June t — Theatres 2 and 2. “ Twice Blessed,\ Preijlon Vo-I |, Dali Pat ­ rick. Theatre 1, “ Wonder Man. ” The ­ atre* « and *, “ The Brighton Strangler ” and “ I ’ ll Tell the World. ” June 7 — Theatres * and I, “ Fob Hill, ” l.'eorge Haft, Joan Henuett, Vivian'Blaine. Theatre 1, “ Don Jnun (Jullligan. •- Theatres S and S. “ Wonder Man. ”

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