G. I. BEARD GROWING CONTEST
INDIA AIR DEPOT - The newshounds of the India Ink couldn't find an Indian magician who
could do the "rope trick" this week,
but they did dig up a sergeant stationed here who is in a beard growing contest
with a G.I. who is in England.
The sergeant is Clement T. Gira and his opponent is Cpl. Max Bailey, both from Adrain, Mich.
The contest started when Bailey wrote his India-based sidekick he was growing a beard, Gira, who
is proud of his hirsute sprouting ability, wrote back deriding his fellow townsman's attempt.
One letter led to another and it was decided they would both start from scratch and at the end of
eight weeks each would have his foliage measured and photographed to help determine the outcome of the contest.
Gira has just finished his eighth week, posed for his glamor photo and now awaits word from Bailey.
Gira just got in under the deadline, for his C.O. had decided that, decorated by a beard, Gira looked too much like
a bearer and ordered him to get it off, jaldi.
The winner must throw a beer binge to a selected group of friends after the war in Adrain. The total
check must run to one hundred bucks.
WHY MEN LEAVE HOME
A Beautiful Flower
CBI PROGRAM AIRED IN STATES
Remember the name: Yanks In The Orient.
When you write your next letter home, inform your relatives and friends that merely by the simple
trick of turning the dial of their radios to a Blue Network station 11:45 p.m. these Sundays they may become better
acquainted with the CBI Theater.
Yanks In The Orient is a 15-minute program which is transcribed in CBI-land, rushed to
Shangri-La by ATC plane and then flashed over the kilocyclic boulevards.
A project approved by Lt. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, the program is directed by Lt. Col. Paul Jones,
onetime Dan Lee and Mutual Broadcasting Networker; Lt. Finis farr, formerly of March of Time and Mr.
District Attorney, and Lt. Bert Parks, ex-CBS and NBC.
PREGNANT CAMEL MURDERS
WHO STRAFED THEM? - $64 QUESTION
APO 886 (Karachi, India) - Col. Bennett believes in free speech.
He told the personnel of
the Chinese Flying School:
"Yesterday someone got three camels and two probables on a strafing mission.
I don't know whether
it was one of the Chinese boys or the Americans, and I don't give a damn, but it will have to stop.
these camels were pregnant, according to the letter we received."
At last reports the mystery of the pregnant camels was still unsolved.