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Page Two War For Freedom Nicked Uncle Sam For 287 Billion $$ THE PALISADES Friday, September 7, '1^5 U. S. casualties in European and Pacific combat — both Army and Navy — included 254,485 killed, 651, 189 wounded, 41,889 missing, and , 122,982 prisoners, the Associated Press reported this week from .Washington. There were 17,300 surgical ampu ­ tations, 7,300 men were deadened to some degree, 1,190 were blinded in one or both eyes. The war cost us a total of $287,- 181.000. 000, compared with * $280,- 000,000,000 spent by Germany, $49,- 154.000. 000 by Japan and $135,856,- 000,000 by Russia, our nearest Al ­ lied competitor in the spending line, said the AP Americans coughed up $119,346,- 228.000 in taxes during wartime. iWar-developed Treasury ” indebted ­ ness will hit $208,226,446,700 with war bond subscriptions and all ibther securities. - 42- Killed Lend-Lease 'we Lend*Lcased more than $42,- 000,000,000. to our allies. (President Trowiam indicated to Congress that in the main this should be written off the books. He said the United States received things more import ­ ant than money from it.) „ Agriculture produced $20,000,000,- 000 in food for the armed forces, Lend-Lease and foreign relief. Even with agricultural manpower reduced to military nails, produc ­ tion reached a peak increase of 35 percent over the prewar level. The war effort meant a $20,300,- 000.000 expansion in the country's manufacturing facilities — more than 13.000 facility, additions — with the major share of the costs coming from public financing. A peak of 10,300,000 workers was reached for the. munitions industry alone — approximately one xniini- tions-maker for every manjack in our more ’ than 11,000,000-strong Army and Navy. \ 45% of Munitions ^ Wjth 14,070 labor strikes b ’ etween Pearl) Harbor and the end of July, Mffi, the cost in man-days . was <54,787,000, one-tenth of one percent of all available working time. As we entered the final year of •war, the U. S. was producing 45 percent of the world ’ s munition? . . wc had raised our synthetic rubber production from 8,000 tons in 1941 to 753,000 tons in 1914, trebled our aluminum output from 1942 to 1944, increased production of aluminum 50-fold In five ydars. Our Navy was built up to a two- ocean armada of more than 100,000 vessels of all sizes, including 1,^00 fighting ships — a fleet larger than the combined navies of the rest of the world. Just before the war ended the ' Navy reported we had lost a total of 431 \naval vessels.\ American shipyards produced about 60,000,000 deadweight tons of merchant ships and we lost about 7,000,000 tons. 223,444 Planes Turned Out As for airplanes — from Decem ­ ber, 1942, to ,-V-J Day '223,444 air ­ craft of all types were produced — from tiny trainer planes to B-29s — and the figure ..includes 184,433 tactical craft. Also, the Army alone procured: Tanks, armored cars and self- propelled vehicles — 119,400. Artillery pieces of all types — 1,116,000. . . ---- _.^ Small arms -18,900,000/^ Tractors, bulldozers /and other construction equiprrunir — 180,000. , Trucks — 2,400,000 (including .660,- 000 jeeps). Radio-sets of all types — 1,700,000. Telephones — 2,660,000. T enfc(j(-29,000,000 (which includes \sKCTre'F' halves ” or two-piece pup tents). Shoes —117,000,000 pairs. Locomotives —7,000. Prices on 8,000,000 Articles We reached a peak of supplying 625,000 tons of paperboard a quar ­ ter to the armed forces for the packaging, of thousands of items from foods to munitions. Amici blackouts and brownouts, car-sbarfhg and bundle - hauling citizens say OPA price regulations applied to some 8,000,000 articies and services. They learned to get along under rationing of the most essential items for living except clothing — and hustled, down to the. blood-donor center to give a total of 13,300,000 pints. The nation's railroads handled some 32,000,000 Army troops in or ­ ganized movements and 287,000,000 tons of Army freight. 790 Post G!s Are Eligible For Releases (Continued from Page One) are considering remaining in the Army. The War Department also de ­ clared that with the occupation of Japan proceeding according to schedule, no enlisted man will be sent overseas \who as of May 12, 1945, had points scores of 45 points or over, or who are 37 years of age, or who are 34, 35 or 36 years of age and have had a minimum of one year of honorable military service. ” • Elaborating considerably, the an ­ nouncement stated later: “ An enlisted man can be sent overseas only if: \L He is below 34 years of age ■ and has less than. 45 points under the May 12 computation or “ 2. He 4 34, 35 or 36 years of age and has less than one year of service and less than 45 points under the May 12 computation or ■ ' “ 3. He is in one of the excepted Units (Cbril ^ffairs'or Headquar ­ ters of the Seventh or Eighteenth Corps) or \4. He volunteers or enHsts.. ’ ’ (Ed. Note — The announcement made no reference to \Ilmtted serv ­ ice*' men who have been ineligible for overseas duties because of phy ­ sical limitations.) With enlistments of Wacs halted, and the policy established that no additional members of the Woman ’ s Army • Corps are being sent over ­ seas, the War Department said an enlisted woman is eligible for dis ­ charge if: 1. She. has 41 or more points under tiie Sept. 2 computation of points. 2. She is 38 years of age or over. 3. She is 35, 36 or 37 years of age and has had a minimum of two years of honorable military ' service. 4. She is the wife of a member pf the military forces who has been discharged. , The War Department added that \the critical scores for discharge (80 and above for enlisted men and 41 and above for enlisted wom ­ en) will be lowered progressively and whenever necessary to keep the flow of discharges at the high- o s t possibl e- l ev el. ’ 1 — — ------ -------------- \If that ’ s your idea of a secret weapon, the answer Is still ’ No ’ !\ Personal Peekings Officers Notes Congratulations to Capt. Mary L Sander, Capt. Benjamin W. Lc ’ son, Capt. ..Heron Taylor, Capt. Ben- ha vdt J. Rockstad, 1st Lt. Wm. T. Matthias, 1st Lt. Raymond W. White, and 1st Lt, Golda Casteel, all promoted. Sight About Shanks: Every ­ body getting their pictures took last week . . . Major Robert M. Norris enjoying the Sunday movies . . . Capt. Joseph H. Riley billeting like mad over in Area 3 . . *. Capf. Thomas I*., Hiylney getting telegrams . . . Lt. John I.. (xoodmau balling a pal . . . Lt. Melvin J. Espaoh right in the groove at the Erie railhead. Want-Ad Section: Does any young officer want to enter a ball ­ room rhumba contest with a charm; ing New York contestant with Riverside Drive address? Send an ­ swer and specifications to this of ­ fice. Popular Mechanics Section: How to get a fried ham sand ­ wich- at the Officers ’ Clnb . . . Order a hain-and-egg s»nd scrape off the egg. The $32 Question: What officer •whose “ service ” wedding was a 1944 sensation is peering up the chimney, awaiting the Stork? The $64 Question: What three - in ­ separables assisted a lady in dis ­ tress with lots of advice this week when her car got hung up' on a fence? . MP 23T Social Scrapbook: Labor Day weekefid found T/4 Edward B. Smith and Bfc Leonard P. Ferre- bee motoring through Conn, and Mass. Sgt. Smith was the guest of Dfc Ferrebeg. in New Haven . .. Sally, of the cafeteria staff (serv ­ ice club) did a swell job of handl ­ ing the tide of ovefscas returnees that threatened to engujf the North Club eatery. “ Caldonla, ” detachment mascot, has become a romantic pup — she rates two “ barking beaus ” .' •Speculation predicts that she j_ would follow In the footsteps of “ Lady, ” our late mascot, and have some little Caldonias , . . S/Sgt. Gid Ferguson Is enjoying a f urlou gh prior to returning to hls.fcujkjes as provost sergeant. ... Pve. Lester Hogan and Pvt. Jo ­ seph Hoper are in. disagreement again over the fact that both of them saw a nice little number in N.Y.C. and neither one wishes to compromise ... Pfc Charles Cbok is still strong in the Sparkifi section. P Ordnance T/5 Raila really takes his P.T. seriously.. His latest contribution includes the “ falling out the win ­ dow ” exercise . . . There is no rest for the weary ^fST/Sgt. Ed. Tlielini returned frofnPfuMoiugh only to find; himself in charge 'of the sanitation department. , T/-3 Gengo is ind ee <1 “ Tt ’ COivPc ien - tibu man. Even while awaiting separation from the Army he pur ­ sues his- duties relentlessly. In his \ Wac - Knacks “Miscellaneous ” : T/5 Bfanche Coleman dons a disguise . . . T/3 Ruth Baldwin and T/4 Ann - Tripp enjoying “ Kiss and Tell ” ( “ memor ­ izing ” might be a better word — they saw it not once, not twice, but thrice!) ... Pfc Elsie McCall literally “ knocking herself 'out\ bowling after a day ’ s work. What a dejected sight! . . . Happy re ­ turn to S/Sgt. Ruth Schuerman after a stretch of DS at Vassar. (P.S. She likes it better here:) . . . Pvt. Joan Levy pondering over a morning report entry, while 1st Sgt, Mary Bryant is furloughing. haste to s got toi \york he sometimes forgets his shoes . , . Those who are worried .find -perplexed about things to :,come arc directed to Pfc Donald Abel. E^on claims to have the “ inside dop(\ on virtually any subject. EspecJialiy feet. Furloughs and $ $ Made inducements To Gl Recruitment (Continued from Page One) All will be granted reenlistmen* bonuses according to the grade at (he time of discharge and upon length of continuous service. Another important feature for those considering enlistment is that they will hold the temporary, grade they held at the time of dis ­ charge. This applies as well to men who have been honorably dis ­ charged already, if they enlist within three' months of the date of their discharge. Individuals without previous serv- Jce and those who have been dis- cKjpfffod from service may enlist by volunteering for induction and later reenlist- in the Regular Army. _ _____________ » Q M Quips The long awaited Meritorious Plaque was awarded the organiza ­ tion at the regular Friday night parade. The presentation was one of the most eventful and signifi ­ cant events since the organiza ­ tion ’ s inception. Soon we will wear the coveted insignia on our woolens. Pfc Lyons visited camp with hiA newly acquired wife . . . Cpl. J. (>strov, our erstwhile scribe, on a furlough to Mexico . ... Sgt. Hertik discussing new auto- niohiles . , . Cpl. Sullivan study ­ ing assiduonsty for Civil Service exams If and when he becomes a civilian . . . Pfc O. V. Bowman now a proud pop. $64 Question: What 37tp-yr.-old Pfc & \sweating out ” the final 6- month period of a 2-ycar hitch to make him eligible for discharge? $65 Question: Why does \Strong- feet Liberati wish he was born 3 years sooner? Whistler ’ s Stepmother A Philadelphia Corporal, just back home, tells of what happened when he whistled at a Wac walk ­ ing down a street in Paris. \You could have bowled me over with a dehydrated feather, ” he eays. She turned out to be his stepmother. Driver to Southern Belle: \Say .sister, do you know why girls walk home? ” ^ She: #\No. ” He: \That ’ s fine. Hop in. ” Old fashioned mosquito: \And to think when I was young, I cptild bite girls only on the hands and face. ” “ Hell! ” said Satan as he an ­ swered the telephone. Once upon a - time there was a traveling salesman who pulled up at a country farm house about dusk. The farmer ’ s daughter came out to see what he wanted. “ Any brushes today? ” ithe sales ­ man asked. “ No thanks, ” said she, “ b\it won't you spend the night?- Father isn't home. ” \Thank you, no. -I ’ ve got a lot more work to do, ” lie said and drove off. And did yon hoar- about the little dog who got lost in the tobacco i»atch? You didn ’ t? WELL — does your cigarette taste different lately? — Coast Guard Bug Here ’ s to the girl with the turned-up nose. The turned-in eyes and the turned-down toes. With 'the turned-on heat and the turned-down light — The hunch I had turned out all right. ' , Mrs. Jones was having difficulty getting Junior to eat his dinner. \Come now, ” she urged, “ eat your supper like a little soldier! ” \Okay ” said Junior, \pass the t :!*!? ! * ! chow! ” GI ’ s youngster: \Daddy gimme a nickle to buy an ice cl-earn cone. ” GI: \Shut up and drink your, beer. ” A cultured woman ie one who, by a mere- shrug of her shoulders, can adjust her shoulder straps. A Lt. occupied a room in a swanky hot(eI. At 7 a. m. the phone rang. \Good morning, air,\ was the fchcerfuL greeting. \It ’ s seven o ’ clock.\ \What about it? ” growled the Lt. “ Why do you wake me at this hour? ” , \My goodness!\ exclaimed the astonished girl. \You ’ re the one who asked to be called. ” The Lt. was furious. “ What kind of reason is that?\- he howled. “ After all, who am I? ” Wife: A letter marked \Private and personal ” came for you. Husband: Yes? What did it say? \I ’ m losing my punch, ” he said as he left the party. Loaded dice: A bad case of poison ivory. He hqd Tarzan eyes: They swung from limb to limb. Pessimistic Indian: One who walks around with a wet blanket. I drink to you when together I drink to you when alone I drink to your health so often I ’ m rapidly losing my own. \ 1st Sardine: Let ’ s swim down Crow Creek to Cheyenne. 2nd Sardine: That ’ s too far to swim. We ’ d be so tired when we got there. 1st Sardine: Well then, let ’ s take the bus. 2nd Sardine: What! And be eroded in there like soldiers? — Ft. ’ Warren Sentinel A woman riding . a trolley car was anxious not to pass her -destination. She poked the con ­ ductor with her umbrella. ‘ Ts that the First National Bank? ” “ No, ma ’ am? ” replied the con ­ ductor, “ that ’ s my stomarch. ” T/5 : ’ “ For \morTthi I couldn ’ t dis ­ cover where my wife was spending her evenings. ” Pvt.: ' “ HtJw ’ d ya find out? ” T/5: \One evening I went home, and there she was! ” The Palisades Camp Shanks, N. I. Official publication of Camp Shanks, N. Y.. an Installation of the New York Port of Bmbafkatlon. Published weekly by the Public Re ­ lations Division - in the Interest of the camp personnel. The Palisades receives Cairip Newspaper ' Service material. Rcpublicatlon of credited matter prohibited without permis ­ sion of C.N.S., War Department, 205 B. 42d St, N. Y. C. Local newe may not be republished without prior clearance from Public Rela ­ tions Officer. Control Number APN- TC-8-M. Honorable mention, CNS contest, 194b. < Col. Harrie D. W. Riley, TC Commanding Officer Advisory Staff Kxecuttve Officer . Chief. Public Relations Division Chief, Personnel Division Chief. Information & Education Division Chief, Social Services Division Special Services Liaison Officer Reportorlal Staff M/Sgt. George Bernstein. ;.. .Editor S/SgL Kenneth C. Johnston ........... ........... .. ..................... Managing Editor T/4 Michael G. Sullivan ............ New* T/4 Richard Reynolds.. ............ News T/5 Leo 8. Greenland .......News T/5 William Wenzel. ... Art Editor Tbotograpby T/4 Frank Grobtewskl T/4 Andrew D ’ Elosua T/5 Irving Braverman Correspondents Sports — M/Sgt. John Lowry Classifica'Joo — M/Sgt M. Heayn Officers — Capt Bernard R. Kelly MP23T— Pfc Leonard P. Ferrebee QM — T/5 Joshua Ostrov Ware — T/3 Ina I^e Elohner ' Ordnance — Pfc John Knight . Finance — M/Sgt. Helen Pasternak Medics — Sgt. Tom Brhasdt niiMMiffwiiBi'iimiwfiffWffiOTiiiiiinwBiiiiiT^aiiywiiirwi — rmn

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