May 9, 1942 — Greenwood Miss
N. F. Cole Jr. had a sense of humor, especially when it came to government red tape. His Enlistment Records asked for current Civil Occupation. He wrote down
"Actor(Motion picture actor) or Director, Motion Picture(Motion picture) or Entertainer"
That was funny. Dad was a simple farmer but was attending college at Mississippi Statue University. He was allowed to leave school 6 months early to join the Army. MSU mailed him his diploma--which was not in theater but in Agriculture.
This explains the Occupation recorded above.