Letter from Gordon Fister to James Hemstreet, 20 September 1944., result 1 of 1
September 20, 1944
Someday when you come back here I'll let you look through your file of letters and then perhaps you'll understand why we, who have to see the war from this side of the water, find all of them so interesting. The one that came today is no exception.
You would be doing me a big favor if, when you get an extra print of that picture of you and Keim and Beattie, you would send it along so that we can publish it in the Magazine. We would really like to have it.
The black market conditions you talk about are almost unbe- lievable. I just butted half a cigarette and according to your prices, I threw away twenty cents. I think if I had to pay anything close to that for cigarettes, I'd give up smoking. Right now I'm hitting two packs a day and that would be $16.00 worth in your part of the world. It's a little bit too rich for the blood of a poor newspaperman.
Thanks for the sample of Corsican money. The collection is growing and we moved the case over to the center of the Administration Building, waiting for the time when we will start displaying some other war souveniers that I suspect some of you fellows will be send- ing along one of these days.
I suppose by this time you have heard that we lost to Buck- nell on Saturday. Our team developed a bad case of fumblitis and on each of three fumbles, Bucknell recovered and ran with the ball. The result--24-7 in favor of Bucknell. Under the new rules, you know, you can run with the ball after you have recovered it on a fumble.
When you see Keim and Beattie and any other Muhlenberg men, be sure you give them my best regards and the best wishes of the College. I wish I could tell you how often we think about you fellows and how anxious we are for the day when all of you will be back so that we can sit down at a whole series of bull sessions and hear your stories.
Keep up the good work, Jim, and remember that there are plenty of us back here who are rooting for you.
Gordon B. Fister
For the Alumni Office
Ensign James A. Hemstreet USNR LCT, Flotilla 20, c/o FPO New York, New York
Now viewing Letter from Gordon Fister to James Hemstreet, 20 September 1944.