American Field Service Bulletin No. 4 July 25, 1917.
This is the fourth edition of the "American Field Service Bulletin" and as yet there have been no contributions from members of the Service. Perhaps the Editorial Staff has not made it entirely clear that they are following to the last degree the traditions of a "Free Press". We have tried each week to give to the sections at the front all the news which transpired at the Rue Raynouard, and what scraps we could from the front, but there have been no responsive signs of journalistic instinct from those who are living under "shot and shell". This seems hardly fair and we would like to make a request that this "sheet" be used by all the Sanitary and T. M. sections as either a means of communication, announcements, or news; that is to say, if any section wishes to announce the fact that is it the proud possessor of a base ball pitcher who can put the pellet across the diamond with the precison and speed of a soixante quinze, he has only to write the fact on a piece of paper and mail it to the Editor American Field Service Bulletin, 21, Rue Raynouard, Paris. Or if Section No so-and-so should by any chance give a banquet to Section No. Something-else they have only to follow the same mode of procedure. The only censor whom this sheet has to fear is the one who looks at all the letters and journals going through the post. It is therefore useless for any one to write that on such and such a date in the "Bois-de-Repos" thirty-five aeroplanes were brought down by the unerring rifles of a T. M. Section or other spicy bits of gossip of the kind. We only beg that you do for us what we are trying to do for you, that is give us news of this little community known as the "American Field Service" and that cannot be done unless we have the cooperation of all concerned. Please let us have a deluge of M. S. next week.
Mr. Paul B. Kurtz of Philadelphia who has been whith [sic] the service for seventeen months has at last sent in his resignation with the