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Oclob*t 2, 1943
Stywi lolwi— rUUi N. C.
nui DewBp^w 1* publiibed weekly by and tor tbe pereooDel A
SeynKMir Jotaneon Field. N O., tinder tne dlrecUen et tbe Special
Service Officer. Full ooverace o ttie Camp Newapaper Bervlee la
rveelved. All material la peenTil by tbe PnbUc RelatSoos Office. AD
pbwofrapba, onleaa otberwlae crested, are Army Air Furcee pbeto>
frapba. ifews appearing In tbla paper la far general releaae provided
proper credit la given.
OOL. OONXLD B. suns, commanding Officer
MAJOR J. MURR, Special Servloe Officer
Pfc. LeeDa Waller M/Sgt Richard B. Tatt
Pvt Jamee Beama Poet Photo Beetfan
That'll The Way We Do Things
Whm AMI BUlsc aet out to finance hia wor of aggrea-
aion acme yeora back, ho ayatematically bled Germany vrhite.
He confiacoted* the property and holdinga of o goodly aee-
tion of the population, taxed the lower and middle eloaaea
into utter poverty, and cut the wage acalea of hia worker-
alavea to the ragged edge of atorvation.
That was him Stter built hia mighty Wehnnacht, and
hia much-Tcninted Luftwaffe on the blo^y and broken bodiea
^ of hia people.
■id we bore at SeyaMoi Johnaon Field have seen these
finance a wor. We have teen bow men and women of their
poat four vreeka tbe way a civilised, demoeroiic nation can
ovm free will con finonce one of the costliest wars in the his
tory of the world. We know, because we ourselves hove paid
All el OB, ttw SMS and women of the armed forces, and
our friends in civilian life—we pay for this war through our
purchases of War Sovings Bonds. We pay for it now, and
we get our money bock, with interest, loter. We loan our
money to our government so that this war mcry be fought
to Us ultimate conclusion . .. Victory.
We're a pread people. We don't go for this compulsory
business of holding a gun to somebody’s heed and making
him turn hia pockets inside out for the good of the stote. We
like to do things in our ovm way. And that way, as we hove
seen, is the best way. It is the only way.
Having set a qnoAa of $100,000 for ourselves here on the
field, we proceeded to buy bonds until that quota was a thing
forgotten. We pushed our total purchase over and above
it. because we wanted to. Not because we had to.
We reasoned H ool for ourselves, in tbe way all free peo
ple have of thinking'things through. We come to the cem-
clusion that buying Bonds would shorten the war, cut the
casualty rote, and bring peace that much faster. It was os
simple as 2 plus 2. . . v, i. j
jlad, having dirldnl H. we went out and bought bonds.
' And we're going to continue to buy those bonds. We're going
to continue investing our money in them until our Mldlert,
anned with the best that our money could buy. have brought
back the bocon. - ■
That's the vroy vre de thlnga here Is America.
Time Well Spent , .
If you have ever been in the hospital for any length ol
lime, you know how long the days con be. At home it
wasn't so bad because your folks were always sure to drop
in for a while, or the kid brother and girl friend would pop
over and cheer you up a bit.
In the Army it's different. The folks and girl fnend t
iu, l ilop ...rything and do.h a few hundred mile, to cheer
TOU up, K) the job fall, lo thoM who are the Buddie..
The Poet Hoepilal doe. much to keep the patient. x-
' cupied and happy, but nothing can boat
When one of your pal. t. laid up, put on your bed-.ido
manner, lake a few minute., which you can well oltord. and
buss over to see him. ,. .,
When you get there, don t start talking al^t his ml-
ment. or .omo ol your., but give him all the dW from
the Kiuadton. o^iocially the funny incident.. Make yoM vh^
it. .^rt but enicyoble. Take »m. »«'•. >'“9
e. g. the late.t magoiine, a little OTdy (if he con It),
or a pack ol cigarette.. Then ju.t before you leave, inquire if
then ta anything he would like.
The Po.t Hoopital hen at Seymour Johnwin Field him
vieiting hour, from 1830 till 2030 Monday, thru Fnd,^ md
from 1400 till 1600 and Irom^lSOO till 2000 on Saturday and
They Get Hungry, Too
Any week-end you should care lo drop In Ton ®
see every restaurant crowded^to the doors with GI •
field. As far as the eye can reach, you d see khaki, with a
very small sprinkling of civilian colors. . , j .1 .
It just seema os though the guys can I understand Ihffi
by crowding the eating places in town, they're depriving the
civilian population of the chance to eat oa mufh or as often
os they're entitled to.
Ton »o. Iho re.touromt. receive their ralmn ^inl. on
the boeis ol their normal amount of trade This ha. been
calculated to Include some lew Kildiers, but Mrtoly not
the number, whoibave been eating in town. The ^loning
oulhoritie. reoeon—and rightly, too—that the .oldiera are
provided with moss halls on the post as well as a PX tmd
Service club cafeteria and snack counters in all the Post Ex-
chonges^ jjgnred each restaurant's quota of rdtiOT
noints with that in mind . . . certainly, ihey never dreamed
thiit a huge flood of Gl s would sweep their rationing pro
gram oil its leet the way it hax i. ,„wn
The idea. then, it not to avoid all au’
but rather to bo moderate in your use of them. After alh
•Wore you got hero, hundreds ol civilians depended on them
ter their mLls. They still do, while you have many other
place, lo oat. Be moderate—and be considerate.
Yanks Differ From British Sgts.
In Tic^t Spot Either Will Do
By CBAPLAIN BOGB 8. CLARK
Ttie funny thing- aboai- going 1 After breakfast they bad eloae
from cue army to another Is the order drlU. Tbe sergeuit bad each
way ytti find the same characters than out In tom to oriD the squad.
and b^vlor In both. 1 mean, take *- * “•* —— —
a sergeant. Well a sergeant is a
seige^ In any amw. Ibe paitle-
nlar one 1 am thinking ol is Ser
geant Arthur White of New York
City. I MptaA a day at an American
m a ^ - -
boys were being tan^ to
somersanHs In the air and hand
springs backward, cne boy had a
bad fan, and the teacher shook
his head at him, ‘Young man.” be
said, “you've got to know ^rtiere
yoa are when you're upalde down.*'
.rooma and got out their Ugbt packs
camp here bi with Ser-land gas mssks sad with the rest
geant White and his squad and
when I shut my eyes and dis
counted the Amerlcstt accent. It
wma just like being back with nay
tergeant Boiler, tbe same trou-
biea, the same bitter experlencea
huonan folly seem to dog them
One Doticeeble difference be
tween Britiab and American ser
geants is that tbe Amerlcsn Army
Tour drtU te lem stttf, more
tiual then ours. Yours It slnqiiy
a means of getting shoot> Ours m
fonnsdISed. At nkie o’clock this required ot sD of us tiiv
squad went back to their barracta day. Fbr not only are we engaged
In a war of world proportions, but
we are facing a vast world revo
lution that wID alter human life
In every a^eet. A man naturally
turns to his reiigta to give him
staUbt./ and steadiness In such an
era of unreat We remember say
ings ef Jesus about the days when
the rains descesid. the floods come.
ot tbe company marched about two
miles to tbe training grounds. They
find our pocket handkerchief cmb-
tnrslde rather cramped after their
wkle. roUlnq spaces at home.
As soon as mey got to the trsln-
ing ground, the company broke
Into squads and the sergeant brok^ sad the wlnda blow, but when our
th enewB that tbe morning was to bouses esn sUD be founded upon
be devoted to elemmiCary squao rock. But what If even our religion
training. This was not greeted vlth forces us to face greater ebangea
— . any parUcular entbusiaam. The thim tbe worU has ever known
eral sergeante in an American In-.trouble betaig. tbe sergeant told me before? R was tbe pBrophei Eie-
fantry Platomi. We have only one.jister. that l^k home they hadluei. irtw Bred In a day ol upset
The Job is *“;®.o*'-,been trained In large simnlat- si4 tarmoU who wrote; “Says the
ders are carried out; the diaer-,sd battles. To someone In the Lord the Btemal; turn thlnn up-
ences Ue In different stmospbere^British Army these boys seemigide down, iqi with the low. down
and relations between ranks, oddly argumentative. They keep,with the hi^t I hiy aD In rutau.
American ranks are much cloeer 'sskiv why and wanted to know,BTervthliK BiaD be overturned till
and more perwrual because. 0 f why they were put behind this tree the rlghtfid man arrives—and I
course you are s more pecsonsl:when that cme afforded better cov- wtu nve him everything’” Sol
people. There la less than ^ one-'er. They were fuD of tbeories Jeaas’mevage two as-
man fweeiaion in your Sergeant ^^icb they wanted to communi-'oects Bo —*»* “peace 1 leave
White than our Sei^nt cate to anyone, particnlarly the -00: my ’peace I give rato
but in a tough spot either of tbem'g«nenu. I don’t i$ow what Ser- you ” B^ He atooMld ‘T ca^
will do. . . geant BuUer would have thought of not to ywt neace. but a sword.^
(Ttom a story in tte Infu^l^u this. Be was not In fsvor of -* • - • ~
JourosI by Csptstn Anthony Cotte.|mowers. Tour Sergeant White
British Army a sergeant makes
friends with other sergeants. If a
man pets promoted he moves Into
a new circle, in me American Ar-'
my promotion is a oetier job buti
not a different circle.
didn’t seem to mind.
No wonder the Uttle ducking
Wears on its face a frown,
For it has just dls^vered
Its first pair ot pants was down.
living hi a day cl dwnge, Rh said
to Hlr dlaetples. “R was ssld to
them ef old time, but I ssy unto
you.'' In other words, Jesus de-
mended ef Bis discliries those qiiak
Itles needed to fsce chai^ — yes,
end even to cense It The early
Christians went sbout proclaiming
“a new heaven and a new eartb.’^
until they were critlolsed as ‘those
that have turned the world upside
Now. thla kind of Christianity Is
caDed Hue In qny time. One of
the most fatal mistakes of man
kind is to deny the necessity end
the fact of change. In a chuiglng
world, stagnation Is one of hu
manity's meet deadly stna.
BneclaUy. we should recognise
the fact that much in the o 1 d
world order wUl ba changed. 'The
old statiB quo is gone, and nei
ther we or our children wl’l ever
go back to live again in that old
world we left behind. Of course,
living through these trying days
olien makes ns long for 'thie goM
old days.’ We feel at times home
sick for them. Many Americans
have gone no farther than this in
their insight into tbe meaning Of
this grave world crisis. >
It has always been tbe Job of
Christians to save tbe world. But.
if we search our consciences we
wUl see that we have often tried
to save the world without changing
It too much. Moreoever, we can
not save the world without chang
ing It: we cannot save tbe church
es without flhsngtng them. Today’s
world revpIoUoD cmly makes plain
tbe New testaihMit demand — “tbe
ktngdom of this world shaU become
the klBgdOB M eur Lord, and of
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