Friday, March 11, 2016
1942 :: Room and Board is Given Writer
Rockdale, Texas. (UP) -- George Sessions Perry, author of "Hold Autumn in Your Hands," tried to enlist in the air corps, but was turned down.
"How about something in the writing job, then?" he asked army authorities.
He was accepted and will write a history of southwestern aviation schools.
Perry said his job is not a paying one, "not even one of those dollar-a-year things." He will, however, be stationed at Randolph field where he will be furnished with board and room. Spokane Daily Chronicle, March 11, 1942