guns say soldiers
get pay without trouble July 15, 1942
Vol.2, No.3 They're handling quite a lot of dough over At the Finance Office these days - many millions of dollars a year - so the military police detail which guards the place and the interesting contents therein is about to be equipped with the newest and most deadly type of Thompson sub-machine gun.
Lt. Col. Alfred N. Taylor, the Camp Lee finance officer, explained the situation in an interview:
"We don't want any of the Dillingers of the country around here so we have gone to great lengths to protect the money entrusted to us. These new machine guns can create quite a sensation when they go off. They can make quite a mess of a chap so we don't expect any trouble."
Col. Taylor, who has seen 24 years service, most of it in foreign parts, has a direct telephone line into the nearest Federal Bureau of Investigation office.
Col. Taylor can reach an FBI man in one minute any time of day or night. Treasury agents and postal inspectors have a lot to do with protecting the stuff before it gets into Col. Taylor's hands. Then it is up to the military' police to see that it doesn't fall into the grasp of the underworld. The machine guns are potent persuaders but there are other protective devices in use as well but we won't go into details at this time.
THE PAYROLL ARTICLE WAS SENT IN BY CHRIS MATHIESEN FROM THE "FORT LEE TRAVELLER" PAPER.