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Paper to Front-Line Germans in Italy By THOMAS R. HENRY, Star Staff Correipondtnt. 5th ARMY FRONT IN ITALY.— The world's most curious news paper Is being distributed to Ger man front-line troops here. Its system of delivery is from the mouth of an American can non which throws it to its invcrluntary “subscrl bers” over 3 to 4 miles of rocky hills. It is a tiny weekly about the size of an ordinary propaganda leaflet, but it contains no p r o p a ganda— only the current news of the WOrld presented Tliamaa B. Henri, as objectively as possible and with no attempt to distort facts. The newspaper bundle is in closed in a light shell with a time fuse and with a charge only sufflci $2,700 Is Approved For Continuance of OCD Till June 30 A, curtailed budget of $2,700 was approved yesterday to continue on a restricted basis until June 30 the Volunteer Office of Civilian Defense, which under a recent order of the District Commissioners would have gone on an "inactive status” Jan uary 31. Continuance of the work was made possible principally through funds of the Central Labor Union, which are held in trust by the Dis trict auditor. The expenditure of $2,200 was approved by a special committee of the union. The remaining $500 of the budget Is to be supplied by the Department of Civilian Defense, according to Porter Lumpkins, executive officer of the unit. This money is to be used principally for the so-called "Protective services:” that is. keep ing records of civilian defense per sonnel who would receive benefits under the Federal social security program in case of injury in line of duty. The Volunteer Office, under di rection of Mrs. Harry S. Bernton. will be moved from Its present quar ters in the Toner School, 2324 F street N.W.. to 1350 Pennsylvania avenue N.W.. The latter building now is occupied by War Ration Board No. 10. When the move can be made depends on when the ra tion board can be located elsewhere. There are only two paid workers In the Volunteer Office, a manager and a "placement person.” It is also planned to move the Civilian War Services, under direc tion of Harry P. Somerville, from the Toner School to the Pennsyl vania avenue building. Plans for the continuance of the Volunteer Office were worked out at a conference at the District Build- ; ing yesterday. Among those attend ing were Mr. Lumpkins, Walter Fowler. District budget director: Mr. Somerville, Charles Stofberg. special assistant to District Commissioner Young; Col. Leonce Legendre, execu tive officer for the regional director OPA; Mrs. Bernton, and Floyd Akers, chairman of the War Hos pitality Committee. The volunteers to be enlisted un der the program include those who will serve the Red Cross, Civilian War Services, certain District Gov ernment activities in the health de partment, dental clinics and the War Hospitality Committee. Representative Gore Takes Draft Physical Examination Bj the Associated Press. FORT OGLETHORPE. Ga.. Dec. 28—Taking leave of his congres sional duties. Representative Gore,' Democrat, of Tennessee underwent! final examinations here today for voluntary induction into the armed services. Mr. Gore told interviewers he knew of no physical defects which would prevent his acceptance by the | Army or Navy. If he pdfcses his physical examination he will be sworn in later today. The legislator, who is 36, reported at. the induction station last night! along with a number of other Smith County men, one of whom was Wash Reed, 33, a neighbor and the father of seven children. Also seeking vol untary induction. Mr. Reed said if Mr. Gore could leave his duties, "I thought I could afford to leave what j I had and give my services to my, ] country.” Gen. Holland Smith Gets j DSM From Nimitz Bs Ihe Associated Press. PEARL HARBOR, Dec. 29—Ad miral Chester W. Nimitz, supreme commander of the mid-Pacific area, yesterday pinned the Distinguished Service Medal on Maj. Gen. Holland McT. Smith of the Marine Corps "for exceptionally meritorious serv ice” for supervising the training of amphibious forces which partici pated in the successful conquest of the Gilbert Islands in November. Gen. Smith, as commander of an smphibious corps of the Pacific; Fleet, was in overall charge of the ' assault on the Gilberts. ent to break the casing about 300' feet in the air so the papers will be scattered over a considerable area. Customers, and evidence ac cumulates that there are a good many of them, have no occasion to complain of poor delivery service. Apparently the little sheet is read quite avidly by front-line troops. Prisoners say they are impressed by its brief news stories which in the majority of cases coincide pretty well with accounts of current events from their own news services. Where there are divergencies they are beginning to trust the Front Post, as the paper is called. Pris oners’ letters are showing an in creasing dissatisfaction with the war, examining officers report. Rarely now does one encounter the sentiments of a true Nazi and many express the desire to desert if the opportunity offers. The difficulties in 4he way of desertion are very great since if they leave their own lines in daylight they will be shot by their own officers and if they steal out at night they run a serious risk from American patrols. Apparently there is no censor ship in letters of the German sol diers in their correspondence with their families. They ridicule their officers and their outfits. The Ger man forces opposed to one United States division for a battle is re ferred to almost universally as “The Salt Mine.” They write without restraint of their Intent to desert if the opportunity offers. “Don’t you really think it would -ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. WATFD R| I EE A I ™T. 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He apparently expected that she would advise him and that her letter also would be uncensored. ‘1 have reached the point where I am picking up cigarette butts," another write*. “I have lost all my appetite for cookies.” "Damn these salt mines,” an other writes. "I tried to get out of it an account of my hernia, but they wouldn’t listen to me. I would pre fer working anywhere else night and day to being in the salt mines.” "This world Is only a valley of r~.. . -- —i tribulations," writes another. "Al ready IS of our hometown boys have been killed here in Italy." “Anjrway,” concludes another, “the same moon that Is over these moun l tains is shining over our fatherland." Thera’s a shortage of Smith Broa. Cough Drops. Our output it war-reduced. Buy only what you really need, ao that body can have aome. In two de licioua flavors — Black or Men thol-Smith Broa. are still SMITH OS. Open 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Wednesday—9:30 to 9:30 P.M. 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