With Those In The Service: May 17, 1945, Victory In Europe

May 17, 1945

Victory In Europe

You that have faith to look with fearless eyes
Beyond the tragedy of a world at strife
And trust that out of night and death shall rise
The dawn of ampler life,

Rejoice, whatever anguish rend your heart,
That God has given you, for a priceless dower,
To live in these great times and have your part
In Freedom’s crowning hour.

That you may tell your sons who see the light
High in the heavens, their heritage to take
“I saw the powers of darkness put to flight!
I saw the morning break!”

–Sir Owen Seaman.

Justus On Air This Sunday

Because he is so busy with speaking and radio engagements, Chaplain Karl B. Justus expects to be able to attend only the first day of the approaching Methodist Conference, instead of the entire time as he had hoped. He was on an NBC Television Broadcast from New York on V-E Day, following the President’s proclamation.

Chaplain Justus will again appear on the program, “The Navy Goes to Church,” over station WOR, Neward (700 K.) at 9:30 Sunday morning, May 20.

Military Miscellany

Ph. M. 3-c E. V. Lyons visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Lyons, over the weekend. Ph. M. Lyons leaves Hunter College Saturday for Sampson Naval Hospital, Sampson, N. Y. to take a 18-week course in dental technology. Upon completion of this course, she is to be assigned to duty in the Third Naval District.

Six weeks of basic training and 13 weeks of radio school constitute the army’s opening schedule for newly-inducted Pvt. Wilbur Hawkins, who has been sent to Fort Bragg, M. C.

S. 1-c and Mrs. Richard E. Hart are the proud parents of a daughter, born May 3 at Franklin Square Hospital. The father left May 9 for Great Lakes, Ill., to start his basic training in the Navy. Mrs. Hart is now staying with her parents, MR. and Mrs. Robert E. Stanfield, near Sykesville.

Cpl. John Slack is now serving with an army hospital unit in France.

What To Send Men Overseas

NORFOLK, VA.–What’s the most popular gift sent to Navy men overseas? Photographs of their families and friends. And what’s the most unpopular gift? Candy, say those who should know.

A survey made by the Navy Mail Service shows that, of course, Navy men prefer above all else to receive letters, but in the line of gifts the ten chosen in the order of their popularity are:

1. photographs. 2. canned snack foods, such as olives, sardines, nuts. 3. books. 4. writing cases. 5. service watches. 6. pipes. 7. pens. 8. engraved identification tags. 8. waterproof wallets. 10. lighters.

The disappointing articles are listed in this order:

1. candy. 2. cake. 3. cookies. 4. shaving kits. 5. cigarettes.

Here’s why: foods usually are inedible upon arrival; fancy kits are bulky when stowed; Navy men are issued enough cigarettes.

Boxes for overseas delivery should be strong–of metal, wood or fiberboard, should be packed and stuffed so contents won’t rattle, and should be tied before and after applying heavy wrapping paper. Twine should run twice crosswise, twice lengthwise, knotted at all crossings.

The War Production Board has approved manufacture of boxes 10 by 6 by 4 inches which are stronger than containers previously approved.


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