Secret weapon department. Cpl. Everett Wise and Pfc. Stubblefield of a FA battalion have a suggested improvement on existing bombs and robot bombs. While opening heated cans of C-rations they frequently find that the explosion is so great that the escaping steam forces the can on a mid-air flight. They recommend arming Cub planes with C-ration cans under each wing - ready to fire armor-piercing beans at any target.

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Bob Hope's definition of an Army captain: "A uniform With two chips on each shoulder."

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Frontline hit parade. Pfc. Al Capasso has new words for the Tune, "Mairsy Doats:" 88s and hand grenades, And lotsa screaming mimis, I dive for my hole, too Wouldn't You?

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After several seconds of concentration in the realm of serious drama a Pfc. whose initials are CKO has evolved a dialogue in two languages that captures the essence of romance, of exhilaration, of life itself:

He: "We?"
She: "Oui."
He: "Whee!"

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Frontline humor. Pvt. Bernard Lansky sez his buddy rolls cigarettes that are just like a popular brand - Camels. His even have the humps.

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Food for thought. A Joe who signs his letter "a permanent fixture in the ETO" has an interesting idea. According to the demobilization plan, he sez, a WAC may apply for a discharge upon her husband's release from the service.
His wife has just been honorably discharged from the Air WACs.
Now his $64 Question is, "Does the plan work both ways and where do I line up for the discharged?"

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Fun in the big city. Climbing into the trailer of one of these Velo bicycle taxis, a GI was pedaled around gay Paree. He stopped at his destination, finished his business and got ready to make the return trip. When the driver told him the amount of his fare so far, the GI screamed, "You hop in the trailer-I'll pedal you back to where we came from! J. C. W.

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1944 THE STARS AND STRIPES
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