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June 14, 1945

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TI-~ ~TT,T,TT~Y~ f~OTTTXT'Tvv PIONEER Returnino Servicemen to Civilian Life Has Been Organized on Army Version of Assembly Line Plan Typical G.I. Joe Goes Through Ropes at Separation Center S/Sgt. Arthur Freund, 25-year-old overseas veteran, is typical of the thousands of soldiers who will be given discharge under the point plan, on account of age, or due to dependencies. Like many others, Sergeant Freund would like to have stayed in service until his job was done. He wiZl continue to contrib- ute to war effort on the home front. His war experience will aid him. His wife, Bertha, who lives in Brooklyn, N. Y was made an in- valid by an automobile crash. ,Ar- thur is needed at home to take care of her. He had no choice, and the army, realizing that his greater duty was to his wife. sent him, along with hundreds of others, to Fort Dix, /~. J. Separation center areas have been established throughout the United States to take care of the 343,000 Yanks who will be dis. charged in next 30 days. The one at Fort Dix was selected for Ser- geant Freund, being the nearest to his home. Property Is Checked Final Instructions All records and property Is checked upon arrival. When the dis- charged soldier leaves the center he is given one complete outfit. Goes Through Mill The big moment he has been wait- Ing for arrives. Sergeant Freund, top, is shown with his final papers, which he must sign. They include his discharge certificate and separa- tion qualification record, which he will find need for in years to come. Center, another big moment. Final payday has arrived. He receives his discharge button, service and hon- or medals and ribbons and all pay due him from the army, including the first $100 of Iris mustering out pay. Having served overseas he will receive L~00 mustering out pay in all. Lower, the Honorable Discharge is presented by separation center com- mander, along with congratulations on Sergeant Freund's excellent serv- ice record. Dainty Three-Piece Play Suit for Tot Gay Sunsuit Along with other men Sergeant Frennd hears sn orlen4atlou talk by TuRN her out to play in this camp officer. Insert shows him during an interview, during which he Lgay checked sunsuit daintily is given expert counseling and assistance for his transition to civilian trimmed with white ruffling. Pat- life. He is explained the G.I. Bill of Rights, benefits of Insurance an, given employment assistance when desired. His Last Physical Examination Sergeant Freund reports to the medical branch for a complete and final physical examination. X-rays, dental inspection and complete check-up are part of the regular routine. Each veteran must inform the medical officer of any illness or injury incurred since entry into service. Disability claims are prepared at this time. Given Special Meal Like many others who arrive in camp at odd hours of the day and night, Sergeant Freund missed reg- ular army chow, but he doesn't go hungry, because the separation cen- ters provide a special mess for those who arrive late. Sheet of A Civilian Is Born Proof that he is a citizen--above the right pocket of Sergeant Freund's olive drab blouse, has been placed the honorable discharge em- blem that certifie~ honorable and faithful service to his country. He will be given a discharge button. and a Signature It may be only s st~le sheet of whl~ p s per j, few. pr~. t~, w~,?: [ . . t. ~. L hut it relltlt,L~n~ ~ RIOUSJIS or j~uJ tHr~vjt~u I and a sit.tare m mue tsar, - , to the army and an honorable discharge for Sergeant Freund. It s hisI back into the civilian life of tile nation for which he offered him life. [ entry I roa "See, Fidol Like thisl'" Final Army Duty--Signing Discharge HIs fllml Job in the army Is to The task of discharging this vast : s4gn all papers, Iflaee his thumb print on his honorable discharge and then check the clothing that will be issued to him. The government will have s big postwar Job, the filing and pre- serving of the records of more than 10 million members of the armed forces. These records mast he in exc, ellent shape, and coninhn the complete war record of each man. ~H future claims will be determined by (be records on discharge day. i tern includes a jaunty bonnet and ipanties--all she needs for the hot weather. O Pattern No. 1344 is designed for sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, G and 6 years. Size 2, dress, requires 1% yards of 35 or 39-Inch ma. terial; bonnet, ~ Yard; panties, ~ yard; 4~,h yards ruffling to trim as shown. SEWING CIRCLE PATTERN DEPT. 530 South Wells SL Chicago Enclose 25 cents in coins for each pattern desired. Pattern No Size Name . . . Address ! m ws--fresh, dated "Ever- eady /]asMigh~,batteHes are back! The War Production Board has authorized production of these powedul batteries for civilian use. Chances are you'll find them at your dea/er s now. Be sure to look for the famous datedine that assures a flesh bat- tery every time the only way to be certain of dependability and long life. t Ths regi:t~r#J ttads~lt "Ev~,ea.dy" distinguishes product: o] National C~rbo~t Company. I~ III II I Added Mileage, Longer Weart Guaranteed Materials and Workmanship The Famous Firestone DeLuxe Champion Gear-Grip Tread Design I-b yrs. I 6.00-16 O~her Sizes Proportionately Low Painstaking care plus scientific factory methods assure you the finest recapping Job money can buy. Only the highest quality tre~ rubber available is Used. Why be satisfied with less when it is so importa~n% these days to get the best? Recap at ~'trestone and know you hove the bes~l O @ @ O Have Your Truck Tires army has already begun but will not be completed until months after V-J Day. Many men have expressed a desire to remain in service during peacetime. Provisdons are being made to permit them to stay in the regular army, navy or marines. At the present time no mass discharge of naval men is being planned. The process of discharging those in the navy, when it ge~ under way, will be similar to ~t of the army, with the Firestone Transport Tread Design e e An adv~aesd tread dmflgn that means nperior Uacti~ much longer mileage! It is the s~me famous tread design yo~ get on a new F/restene Transport Truck Tire. O @ YOU GET THE SAME EXTRA VALUES WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR TRACTOR TIRES RETREADED THE FIRESTONE WAY A i!!