Oct. 6, 1944.
Letters From The Service
From a Pfo. ‘ ‘ from the deepest fox-
“T’ll tell you a bit about my last
few weeks while I was on the move;
but it can’t bo much.
“To begin with, I landed at this
s.''lf-appointed Jerry home-land on
one of the nicest beach heads you
ever saw. ’Xuff said, from thol*e
we went forward to a temporary
home in a very complete cow-pas-
ture. We lived there in pup tent
and in and out of fox holes. And
betw('en the dust, (not rain this
time—dust! Getting like everything
else the Army does — dehydrates
after so long a time) the cows and
the brairs, we re'ally had a home.
I don’t think Good Housekeeping
would have approved.
“Trom that home au natural we
went on inland to where I ,am now.
Here we got a little more than w(?
had expected. The place hadn’t been
de-mined, booby traps hadn’t been
removed, and neither had the (xer-
mans—the dead and the living made
themselves troublesome. .Tust had
to be careful what we picked up,
where wc stepped, and what bottles
we opened! We still don’t stray away
from “home” after 10:00 at night.
"Speaking of “home”, it’s pretty
good—considering. We live in Jerry
buildings and we’re using Jerry’s
furniture. From what they left be
hind. those boys really had it good!
About the only things there’s a
scarcitv of are baths and,hot meals;
but we’ll be getting those in a few
‘lays. When we do, this place will
be nothing less than a country club
(that is as long as we stay near
“home”). Beer and cognac flow here
like water. I meau it’s good stuff,
and nothing like the imitations the
Kngliah brewed. There’re plenty of
fresh vegetables and eggs, too.
“ . . . My French, by the way, is
passable. Did T ever think in 1940 T
would bo putting into practice what
I was learning thenf It’s remarkable,
too, how much T remember; but it’s
used entirely differently from the
way it was taught to us.
“ ... If all Americans were doing
their jobs as well as is possible, we
wouldn’t have so much to worry
about over Iiere. I wish to God that
some of those people could really see
war as it looks to us. Piles of rubble
that were once beautiful buildings;
dirty, undernourished kids, and the
dead. It’s not a pretty sight, and
it’s not forgotten by walking out
of a movie and going down to the
corner drugstore for a coke. When
you see it like this, it stays in the
I'ead to be remembered. Nothing
is forgotten, not even the stench.
“That doesn’t sound nice, does it7
Wc?Il it’s not nice, because war isn’t
nice; but it won’t be long before we
have these people o\'er here laugh
ing again. The French love Ameri
cans. You don’t realize it till you
liave little children run up and grab
you around the knees, kiss your
hands, and hand you a beat-up, wilt
ed bunch of flowers. It makes you
feel funnv inside ...”
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ART LINEN SHOP
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The following is a letter received
from Lt. (jg) Larry Kenyon, former
head of Salem’s art department. Lt.
Kenyon left Salem in 1943 to join
the United States Navy and has
sefSn duty in the Pacific. For those
who do not know, Anita and Bruce
are the wife and sou of Lt. Kenyon.
207 Aberdeen Drive
2S September 1944
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler,
I have been neglectful in not an
swering your last letter sooner, but
I know you will understand when
I tell you that I’ve been on leave
and have been devoting every mo
ment to Anita and Bruce. My leave
has been for thirty days and I re
gret to see it drawing to a close;
here it is Monday and I must fly
back to San Diego Wednesday. I
will be reassigned there and do not
know what my next duty will be.
Ho'svever, I expect to be sent to sea
These thirty days have been
heavenly, and all of us have made
every moment count. Bruce was
easy to get acquainted with, and
he and I spend a good portion of
each day playing in various ways.
He is quite large now and very
strong. Tie needs the discipline of
a father and I shall regret leaving
him more than I can tell you.
The second week I was home was
the one Anita and I chose to, spend
alone in Cincinnati, so we have at
last gotten around to our honey
moon. The wait was well worth it;
we enjoyed ourselves tremendously
and painted Cincinnati red. Anita
badly needed the rest and change,
and the week did us both worlds of
good. Trying to pack over a year
into a week kept us on the jump.
From Nettie Allen and others, I
know that the college is booming,
and I’m delighted. Out in combat
I often thought of the pleasant life
of the college, and it was reassur
ing to know that all was well.
There have been so many faculty
changes that there would be a lot
of people Anita and I wouldn’t
know. I am sdre you must miss
many of those who have left. The
fortunes of war seem most favorable
to us at the moment, and perhaps it
won’t be too long before we all re
turn to normal.
I shall have to wait to tell you
about my many experiences; tliey
are too long and involved to be un
dertaken in a letter, but I can assure
you that many of them have been
most interesting. Of course. I’ve
been entertaining Anita and the
family with them for some time. By
the time I see you again, perhaps I
shall have added more to them.
Anita and I send our best re
gards to you all and hope that it
won’t be too long before we see
GREETINGS TO THE
JUST AROUND THE
SLmii, a*i Neittl
(Cont. from page one)
Admiral Nimitz is expected short
ly to attempt a naval battle to
gain access to the Pescadores Is
lands which lie between Japan and
i^lie Chinese coast. This .achievement
would give our air forces a stepping
stoue to the Japanese mainland and
0 .Tapanese positions in China.
China, which is the black spot on
the Allied war map, still remains a
question mark. The Japanese are
maneuvering in Chunking to assault
our air bases and incorporate a large
portion of Allied territory which
would be a detrimental blow to the
war in China.
On Tuesday night Governor Dewey
spoke from the gubernatorial man
sion in Albany, New York. His ad
dress was a direct attack on the pre
sent administration and its domesti*
policies. Dewey attacked the tax
system of the government which
seemed out of place. How can
a war be won without heavy taxes?
As yet President Roosevelt has not
answered him, having made only one
political speech thus far. Bricker
and several other leading Republi
cans also spoke during the week
from various cities.
Sports lovers are carefully follow
ing the World Series being played
between- the St. Louis Browns and
the St. Louis Cardinals. There is
a strong possibility that the Browns
may capture the pennant because
the team seemingly has more
“hustle” than the Cards.
The passing of A1 Smith on Octo
ber 4 was truly the passing of a great
figure on the American political
stage. His brown derby, his jovial
smile, and his black cigars made
him ,a familiar figure to Mr. and Mrs.
Anuflrica. Four times governor of
New York and Democratic candidate
for President in 1928, A1 Smith prov
ed that an American can rise from
the slums of New York’s East Side
to the national limelight. The
“Happy Warrior” will undoubtedly
become a legendary figure in political
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If you walk up South Main Street
about three and one-half blocks, you
will come to the numbers 304 and
306—little shops which comprise the
Sun Printing Company. On Thurs
days and Fridays around one-thirty
you usually see two or three juniors
and seniors, and a sophomore turning
A few minutes later comments
start rolling, such as:
“Where did you all move the
desk this week?” (For you see, every
week the_ desks are changed.)
“Oh, shucks, this headline is one
count too much. Why did people
ever have names like this!!”
“Heavens—I just tore up the main
story!!! Who the heck wrote this?
Is it ‘ S«rah Will Vote” or ‘Sarah
Well Votes’—such handwriting!?!”
“What can we use for a filler?
The reporters never get their stories
in on time.’
“But this is mine and I must use
it. Maybe there’s a pencil in that
‘ ‘ Who has the front page make
up? Well, that story just won’t fit
“ThAt certainly is a queer picture
of Bet—hey, wait a minute. This
isnt Bet; it’s a Mickey Mouse car
“Hold it—what’s going on?’ Thus
Mr. Cashion adds another lock of
hair to the collection already there.
If. your hair collects printers ink,
curls when cut, and can stand wall
paper, bring us in a sample. The lock
of hair will be placed on the wall un
til further notice.
“But, Mr. IJuss, I did read that
“Wh.it’ll we do? Two whole col
umns blank and deadline is ten
“Where is the scoop story? It
must go in on the front page!!”
“Is the headline sheet anywhere
over there? I’ve got- to have it to
fit this headline.”
“But, Floyd, I want to read the
linotype proof on,that story. Please
do it next!”
“O. K. girls, get things ready—
the paper is ready to roll.”
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