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DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE IS NE^
MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR A.W.O.L.
Soldiers who consider absence
without leave should be aware of the
maximum penalty of dishonorable dis
charge facing them on their return,
the Judge Advocate’s Office stated
recently. Under the President’s
Executive Order signed on Nov. 9.
and which went into effect on Oec.l.
19U2, all maximum punishments as set
forth in the table of maximum pun
ishments are lifted for violations
of the 61st Article of war.
There is no limitation on the
amount or type of punishment a
Id i o r-;- iri t h o ut leave—f oT"
even one day. could suffer. no
longer can a soldier calculate his
punishment in terms of the maximum
punishment amounting to three days
confinement at hard labor for one
day's absence without leave, which
applied prior to Dec. l. I9u2.
"Absence without leave In
time of peace is bad enough, in time
of war it is a selfish act which can
only aid the enemy.^ the Judge Advo
cate’s Office pointed out.
"Soldiers in taking absence
without leave should be aware that
there are no longer any limits to
the maximum punishment they may suf
fer for such an act. They are taking
the very definite risk of a dis
honorable dischar.ge and confinement
to a United States disciplinary bar
racks for the rest of the war."
SEYMOUR JOHNSON FIELD, N. C.
January 8, 1943
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POST wmiuso CAMP 9I0W
Non Coms Choose Officers;
MISgt. SasB is President
The first officers for the Seymour
Johnson Field Non Com Club were elected
this week as plans for the organization
began to take definite shape. The officers
are M/Sgt. Frank E. Sass, president, and
First Sgt. George C. Craft.vice president.
A meeting of.executive council mem
bers will be held early next week provided
that eac h , s quad r on and detachment had
chosen their council representative by
that time.Sgt. Sass said. A five-man board
of governors will be chosen by tire council.
Chester Morris* weM known movte
actor.will appear in person in the musical
show, "Show Time At The Roxy," January 9th
at Seymour Johnson Field. The USO Camp
show, with its chorus of 16 Gae Foster
Girls trained by Miss Foster herself, will
be presented at Theatre no. 1 at 1900 and
2100. The show will also play the hospi
tal auditorium at 1700.
Morris, who will be assisted by his
wife, will present a series of sleight of
hard novelties with a lively comedy rou
tine interspersed. The "Boston Blackie"
of the silver screen is a well known ama
teur magician, and his talents in this
sphere will be amply demonstrated in "Show
T ime. "
The cast of 30 performers includes
he.-f amad—€ r Kemper y- f ormer 1 j—
of George white’s "Scandals", who will do
a skit, entitled, "Army Mess." The team
of Ross and Stone wilt\deliver a series of
comic take-offs of famous personalities of
stage and screen while Roy smeck known as
"The wizard of the Strings," will play the
steel guitar, ukele. banjo, and many other
string instruments. Smeck’s recording of
•Always in My Heart" sold over 75.000
Good looking. Monde. 19-year-o1d
Shirley Van will specialize in some fast
moving ballet-tap routines. One critic
called her "One of the greatest dancing
discoveries since Eleanor Powell." Miss
Van will also sing.
In the field of song* "Show Time*
will present.Floy and Martha Read, those
Kansas song-s'lsters, whose brilliant work
in the record-breaking Broadway show
"Hellzapoppin** and the popular "ice Show*
made them tops in their profession.
NEW POST UBRARY IS NOW OPEN;
BOASTS LATEST BEST-SELLERS
The post library* situated in the Ser
vice dub* was opened January ath to Military
personnel of Seymour Johnson Field. First
soldier to borrow a book was Sgt. John R.
Gest* of the 333rd Base Hq and AB Squadron,
who took out a popular western story.
Boasting a large collection of latest
best-sellers and old favorites, the library
will also have many home town papers on dis
Miss Mary Spence, formerly assistant
librarian of the University of Tennessee
Junior College, is the librarian in charge.
Miss Spence said until cataloguing is complet-
New Field Paper Widens
News Service to Soldiers
Brigadier General waiter j. Reed ex
pressed in a statement this week welcome to
the new weekly camp newspaper as an added
facility to widen the scope of news service
to the men stationed at Seymour Jqhnson Field.
Brigadier General Walter J. Reed,USA
The Commanding General made the follow
ing statement to the men of Seymour Johnson
*1 have a personal interest ir this
newspaper. I want it to help you orient your
self to life at this field, in this Army and in
"To keep you informed, we provide you
with daily news summaries. We circulate week
ly newsmaps. We post officiaTnews on your
"This field newspaper widens the scope
Df our news service. It will let you know about
; rianges In Army regulations which concern you.
ft will describe the services available to you
and your dependents through the Red Cross, the
Army Emergency Relief and other agencies. It
will tell you about your fellow soldiers, and
pass on to you information on what Is happening
o.n the field.
"I hope you will share my personal
interest In this paper, for its purpose is
to print what you want to know."
ed she would allow only one book out a week to
a borrower. A large reading room, is maintain-
ed on the second floor of the service club.