CASABLANCA CENTER |
OF I-B MAIL DELAY
The current mail delay from the Theater is due to a bottleneck at Casablanca, where an estimated 12 tons are being held, Lt. Col. A. E. Adamson, Theater Postal Officer, said this week.
It is not known when this situation will be cleared up, Adamson said.
The mail tie-up is due to the number of former POW's, internees, and hospital patients being flown to the States.
Mail has second priority at Casablanca.
Vol. IV No. 6 Delhi, Thursday, Oct. 18, 1945 Reg. No. L5015
CASUALTIES AT HOME GREATER THAN WAR'S |
CHICAGO - (ANS) - Total U.S. war casualties, including killed, wounded, missing, and prisoners, were 1,070,524, but the home front accident toll during the war reached 36,355,000, the National Safety Council reported this week.
Of the total war casualties, the Council listed 261,608 killed; 65,911 wounded; 32,811 missing and 124,194 prisoners. On the home front 355,000 were killed in accidents and 36,000,000 were injured, including 1,255,000 permanently disabled.
A pert ballerina named Lulu
In Boston performed in a tutu;
But the cops were on hand,
And her dance quickly banned -
The froufrou of her tutu was too too.
- Capt. EUGENE B. VEST
A NIGHT IN CHINA
I sat by the window
The moon - pale, bright, lustrous
With the polish of antiquity
And eternal time
And down from the heavens
Roared another brightness
Daring to challenge the incandescence
Man-made, this winged monster
poured forth a beam
Searching for surface
On which to rub its rubberized wheels -
casting a ray to defy
That had entranced man since time immemorial
For he, too, had returned from a trip
Across the sky
And he had returned.
Come back to the security of earth
Come back from a voyage of carnage
But he had gone because
He wanted a world
A world where man once more
Could look upward
Knowing that its calm serenity
Would never more be disturbed
That would try to blot that light
From their eyes.
- S/Sgt. MORTON H. DORCHIN