Shall I Go Back to School?
BILL HOBBLE, 24, managed a Morristown, New Jersey, dairy farm before he joined the Marines in 1942. After “boot training,” Hobble shipped out to the South Pacific with an Aviation Engineer Battalion. Out there be developed a 30 percent disability, came home, and was discharged. He knew what he wanted to learn, enrolled in a large university to study agriculture. The government is paying the cost of his education under the provisions of Public Law 16. When he gets his degree in 1948, Hobble plans to get a job in a state department of agriculture.
COLLEGE ways were hard to get used to at first—then easy.
7. WEATHER under control shows what temperature does to growth.
1. MARINE Hobble served in the South Pacific and was disabled.
2. CIVILIAN Hobble decided that hewould enter agricultural school.
1. CHAMPLIN between two basic training buddies at Fort Belvoir.
5. THE DEAN advises him on how to work out a schedule of classes.
7. WELCOMED back by his former teachers, he makes new friends.
2. PLAYING casino in the Italian battlefield-town of Cassino.
3. WOUNDED and hospitalized at Naples, he painted battle scenes.
NAT CHAMPLIN, 26, of Newport, Rhode Island, wants to teach art and live in a quiet town with his wife and baby. To get a degree that will qualify him to teach, he now lives in Brooklyn and attends a well-known school of art. Champlitt joined the Army in 1942, got his basic training at Ft. Belvoir and his commission at Armored Forces OCS. Action at Palermo, Salerno, Cassino, and Anzio won him the British DSM and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. Discharged with a 100 percent disability, Champlin is continuing his education under the provisions of Public Law 16, which provides for disabled veterans.
4. HOME AGAIN with his family, he lives not far from art school.
6. POTTERY making is learned—under an instructor’s helpful eye.
10. AT HOME Champlin sketches Italian scenes from memory.
9. SKETCHING live models helps develop his skill with the pencil.
SHORTY LECOUNT, 20, of Floral Park, Long Island, is back in high school after 9 months’ service on a Navy transport in the South Pacific. He left school lacking only 2 credits for graduation. He is studying American history and mechanical drawing to get his diploma. While in the Navy, LeCount could have studied American history through the correspondence or self-teaching courses of the United States Armed Forces Institute, whose headquarters are at Madison, Wisconsin. He could also have submitted his boot training to be considered for credit toward his graduation. The high school might have awarded a diploma while he was in the service. When he does graduate, LeCount plans to go to college, eventually become a draftsman like his father. The GI Bill of Rights will help pay for his college education.
7. SHORTY’S disability doesn’t discourage him from keeping fit.
1. LECOUNT at home. His father works as draftsman at a war plant.
5. DRAFTING, the other, is his chief interest and life ambition.
CLERKING in a local grocery provides him with spending money.
10. HOMEWORK in drafting goes smoothly with his father’s help.
5. CLASSES in statistics tell how to handle and analyze figures.
6. FRIENDS made in college may last a man through his life.
l. PICTURE of Bliss on furlough when he was stationed at Ft. Bragg.
2. A VISIT to the Veterans Administration after his discharge.
9. RESEARCH. problems provide a basis for business employment.
10. SWIMMING is an enjoyable part of physical reconditioning.
3. EXPERT guidance and aptitude register for a tests help decide his future.
4. DECISION is to four-year course in university.
7. ECONOMIC geography is another essential subject to learn.
8. ANALYZING package design to learn the facts of selling Appeal.
GEORGE BLISS, 21, left college to join the Army. Now he is back at college after an absence of 18 months. After his discharge, Bliss went to the Veterans Administration for advice. They helped him enroll at a leading college. Here he is studying business administration and will graduate in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Bliss is married and lives in Mount Vernon, New York. His wife has a job as secretary to the principal of the local high school. He gets a subsistence allowance of $75 a month from the government, plus his college tuition under the GI Bill of Rights.