Cpl. Harold Wordes, public relations wallah in Calcutta, tells the story about a newly-arrived G.I., a tech
sergeant, no less. Fresh off the boat and full of military courtesy, the old sarge approached one of his underlings:
"Corporal, when we're not on duty, it's quite O.K. for you to call me by my first name. But when we're in the office,
I think it would be best if you called me by my rank." What the corporal called him behind his back, Wordes can only
Pvt. Richard E. Khoury, telephone operator for the 12th Bombardment Group, 10th Air Force, boasts "more pin-up pictures
than Higgins." (It should be explained that "Higgins" is a mythical character dreamed up by the Earthquakers, who
represents the ultimate in everything.) Khoury has 385 of the prettiest plastered on the office walls and appeals for
more, "the less clothes, the better."
Members of the 1328th AAFBU up in Assam recently celebrated the opening of their new and well-stocked
Post Exchange, described as strictly Stateside.
With an eye on the post-war world, enlisted men of an Air Service Group at APO 487 are now attending a Basha University,
founded by Information and Education Officer Lt. Chris Dariotis. Bookeeping, accounting, automotive mechanics, a
special course in Hindustani and many technical courses are included in the curriculum, all without cost to the G.I.
Four officers and six enlisted men of the 1347th AAFBU experienced something different in duck-hunting recently when
a neighboring Indian Khan threw open his game preserve for their use. All of the Yank nimrods did their shooting from
the backs of six elephants. Total bag, 50 ducks.