Music: Hit Kit

One of the biggest song publishers in the U.S. today is the Music Section of the U.S. Army's Special Service Division. Its monthly output runs to 1,000,000 copies. Every month, in its Manhattan offices, it culls and reprints a selection of popular tunes. Within a few weeks every U.S. Army company from North Africa to Guadalcanal is supplied with a new batch of sheet music. A committee of top-flight U.S. entertainers (Fred Waring, Rudy Vallee, Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, Dinah Shore, Kay Kyser, Paul Whiteman, etc.) gladly act as song judges.

Most recent choices: Marching Along Together, I've Heard That Song Before,...

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