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Ess And Ess Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 16 1945, Page 1

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ESS and ESS Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 16, 1945, Nice, Provence Alpes Cote D Azur Vol. I no. I w e 9w thursday August x6, 1045 Victory Ball planned Doc Benson oldest Ray Carey youngest of All s and s men presenting a a in Russia would do Well to emulate technical sergeant Benjamin Santo chief clerk of s and a who we discovered has thrown no such rigid blockade around the contents of the inner Sanctum As we might i possibly have expected to find. Our aim was to delve into the volume of biographical information on the personnel of s and a and we were allowed to delve thoroughly. If we mention at the outset of this analysis that the figures below Are based on a total of 160 entries and that therefore the volume is not quite Complete the amiable chief clerk will Bear with us. It is Only in the interests of journalistic integrity that we disclose this faint flaw in the operations of the inner Sanctum. But the 160 total is big enough to let us generalize. The average age of stars and stripes men of All departments using the names of men who May or May not be on the paper now is 30. The oldest enlisted men to serve on the paper was t-5 Edward o. Benson of Jeannette pa., who worked As proofreader on the Algiers Rome Grenoble and Besancon papers. De who is 48, is probably out of the army by now. He also served in world War i with the 35th division. He joined s and s March 17, 1944, and transferred to the Eto in november a 44. The youngest s and 8 Man is t-4 Ray Carey who joined the unit last fall. He won t be of voting age until october. As far As Beri boning goes the outfit Hasni to done too badly at All. Colonel Egbert White has a Silver Star and purple heart from world War i while to Byron Johnston and t-3 Tom Mcrae have won Bronze stars in the fray just Over. Legions of Merit have been won by continued on Page 4 capt. Bill tout in Case there s any doubt Over what everybody was celebrating Friday night it was Bill touts promotion to Captain. It have happened to a nicer Guy. But for some of you newer men in the outfit who done to know the Captain too Well Here a the inside dope on the life Story of a self made Man his full name is William f. Tout and he was bom 25 years ago in Tiltonsville Ohio. He has one sister who a a year and a half olde than he and one brother who seven years younger. Practically nothing of importance happened during his youth. He went to Grade school and High school in Tiltonsville and won High school letters in football basketball and baseball. He played softball for a team sponsored by a Tiltonsville clothing store and retained his Amateur standing by being paid off in clothes never in Money. He went to Ohio state University one year and than switched to Antioch College. During All the time he was in College he was working continued on Page 4 roof Garden scene of big end of War Celebration Friday the blow off you be been waiting for five Quot years the Victory Ballwin take the place of the. Usual Friday night dance this week. There la be dancing until the wee hours and everyone should Hove a Fine time. The party will be informal although the gentlemen will not take off their shirts. Plans Are underway to decorate the roof Garden As its never been decorated before with enough spotlights thrown in for a Hollywood premiere. All drinks at the bar will sell at the usual prices but there a nothing says you can to bring a private bottle of your own favorite Poison arrangements already have been made for the 223rd around forces band the same one which was there last week to play for the Ball and if at All possible they have been asked to play until 2 am. In Case they can to play past Midnight every Effort will be made to hire an italian band for the remaining two hours. The suggestion had been made that the party be an All night affair but since unfortunately a number of people must work saturday it was decided that 2 am would be late enough particularly since those trying to sleep on the fifth floor find it next to impossible when there is much noise on the roof. Lucky Levinson them that has gets so it was no Surprise to learn that m-8gt. Irving Levinson the richest Man on the paper picked off a Cool 4t smackers on the Victory Pool. Irv hit it right on the Button i Alf yesterday morning
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