The Special Service Company. Page: 33
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32. PRODUCTION. a. Style. Uniformity of style should
be a cardinal rule of all newspapers. A minimum of capital
letters is recommended. A simplified punctuation style is
preferable. "Journalistic" English, rather than book English,
is the rule for most newspapers.
b. Content. Personal items form the life stream of a
mimeographed newspaper. Activities of the personnel served
should have priority in news evaluation. Stories with many
names make the best news. Items should be brief, informal
when such treatment is warranted, and entertaining. Short
editorials have a place in this type of newspaper, as do short
features, sports pages, and gossip columns. Some editors
will find it desirable to publish a column of general news,
condensed to bare facts, if this news is available and does
not duplicate the content of other publications serving the
c. News sources. Sources of news will vary in different
situations. Some general suggestions are:
(1) Office of the commanding officer.
(2) Special service officers.
(3) Athletic and recreation officers.
(4) Public relations or intelligence officers.
(5) Enlisted personnel of the organization served.
(6) Officers and enlisted men of the Special Service Company.
(7) Daily world news summary cabled by Morale Services
Division, Washington, D. C. (See par. 37b.)
(8) News flashes from responsible radio broadcasts.
d. Camp Newspaper Service. CNS, a section of the
Morale Services Division, furnishes news, feature and art
material for soldier publications in a clip sheet published
weekly. A precut art stencil service furnishes a precut
mimeograph stencil of certain art material normally supplied
to printed papers by CNS. Included are a comic strip
known as "Male Call," and other service cartoons and combat
training material, including a monthly magazine called
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