The Special Service Company. Page: 31
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b. Kit "C" (Library) consists of 2,000 volumes of books.
(See fig. 6 and app., par. 8.)
29. CARE OF BOOKS. Keep books from becoming wet or
damp. If possible books should be stored in dry places. If
books should become wet or damp, place them in the sun on
a flat surface and press them with a heavy object.
30. GENERAL. a. In the field, as in camps, posts, and stations,
a newspaper published by military personnel is an important
factor in stimulating and sustaining morale. It
should be the contact between the soldier and the home front
as well as a medium of information within the military organization
served. It should supply world and local news
in concise and entertaining form along with humorous and
b. The commanding officer of the Special Service Company,
or his representative, should confer about the publication
of a soldier newspaper with the senior special service
officer or officer assigned to special service work, of the organization
c. The instructions given in the paragraphs below were
compiled to serve as a general guide for publishing a weekly
newspaper in theaters of operations and similar situations.
The average newspaper, it is expected, will be three sheets,
mimeographed on each side to give the reader six pages of
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