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Ess And Ess Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 9 1946, Page 2

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ESS and ESS Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 9, 1946, Nice, Provence Alpes Cote D Azur The Ess and by dauntless Dick has close Call a of it a a am / in a thrilling race against time Dick Tracy last week came through again for the cause of Justice and thousands of stars anti stripes readers. On the Day the last mat of Dick was used and no More were available the Long awaited fresh Supply of Tracy adventures arrived from the u. S. Preparing for the worst staff cartoonist Steffens had the above explanation ready for stars and stripes readers. B wednesday january 9, 1946 military formation it local dispensary is Well attended one of those awkward military formations which the army likes to Call a a physical inspection a required the presence of every Able bodied male billeted at the Albergo Capitate thursday night. Every Man wits instructed by sgt. Jesperson to have a clean weapon. The ceremonies were performed in the dispensary of Headquarters company by a slightly bored officer holding the rank of Captain in the my. At the preparatory command a present a every perspiring Ess and easer clawed madly at his outer garments. At the a command of execution a arms a All modesty was tossed to the wind. The ensuing commands Are Well known and will not be repeated but an interesting touch was added when a flashlight was thrust Down each Many a Throat by the medical officer who seemed intent on detecting some mysterious bacteria hitherto unknown to science. A a keep Chojecki clean movement having been started a few weeks ago by friends of the kid the1 inspection was a crucial test in one respect. But Chojecki passed with flying shirt tails and was carried out on the shoulders of his exultant comrades. As the stars and stripes men filed out into the night the words to that spirited Ess and Ess song a pure pure we re glad that we Are pure a rang in the ears of Tracy lost finally appear cartoon hero causes stars and stripes to fear crave crisis a Small wonder he a the Ludeel of every red blooded american boy commented relieved members of the staff As a big package of Mats arrived last week from new York. On them were the adventures of Dick Tracy fearless hound of Justice stud they formed the continuity of his current Case involving the sin-1 Toter itchy a Case which seemed doomed to be broken off abruptly for readers of the Mediterranean stars and stripes. A three weeks ago it was common knowledge in the composing room that Dick Tracy was having trouble or rather that we were having trouble with Dick. The current Supply of Mats was being rapidly exhausted in the Middle of one of the cartoon heroes most hair raising adventures. Frantic wires were sent to new York from whence came Assurance that Dick was on his Way. Weeks passed and still Dick did t show up. A lost in the mails a were the words that formed a sinister whispering Campaign in Rome s underworld As unscrupulous bar tends began to water the Cognac and painted harlots along via Del tritone toyed with the idea of raising prices. Souvenir and hot Chestnut vendors leered at Cis As they took up the chant a lost in the for if Dick was lost was not the cause of Justice lost mail Call editor Richard Gold Tore himself away from his harem on the last Day. France Italy. He cleared his desk and prepared for the onslaught of tetters from pro testing gis. Armed with his my letter opener he braced himself for the end he knew would come. In the composing room the air was charged with an electric silence. Makeup men and Linotype operators slunk into work evading each others eyes. On the Stone on Page 7, was a pathetic Oblong Hole four columns wide. But no one mentioned it. A Small Wreath was then being engraved upstairs. Suddenly Thompson rushed in staggering under a ten Pound Load. A there he is a he shrieked with delirious Joy. A the Mats. Dick got Here in the afternoon mail a the next morning instead of a Wreath was Dick Tracy pursuing itchy with a Spray gun full of Dot. The world was night again
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