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Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
n Vol. 1, no. 5 (February 13, 1942).
Tyndall Field, Fla. :
b Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
February 13, 1942
Newspapers -- Florida
d Tyndall Field.
t Tyndall target.
Vol. I No. 5 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida February 13, 1942 HEADPUA/ITEHS MOI/ED TO THE F/ELD EIV6/NEE/1S 8PEE!l !JP 11/0Rif OIV TIIEATE!( Work on the Post theater building, located on the north side of headquarters building, has been speeded up and construction is expected to be completed and the building ready for use by April lst. With a seating capacity of almost 700, the theater will have the latest in sound and projecting equipment. The usual post theater coupon system will be used and soldiers who still have coupons from the Eglin Field show will be able to use them here. A crew of civilian employees is now completing the interior of the recre ation building, situated just off the Gulf on the southwest side. of the Field. After completion, and other social events will be held in the lounge room which will have a hardwood floor. A luncheonette and a complete soda-fountain unit will be housed in the building, as well as pool tables, ping-pong tables and equipment for num-erous other games. 69ft' 0/?b'A/IIZES ALERT CREW The 69th Air Base Squadron promises to assume the role of the "Fighting 69th11 of World War I fame. Last week squadron personnel was organized into an alert crew and each man was equipped with a rifle and automatfc pistol. A mobile unit, the crew can be on the road 58 seconds after an alarm has been sounded. An important step toward the completion of Tyndall Field as one of the most vital units in the national defense program was mar ked this week by the moving of Post Headquarters from the Panama City Armory to the recently completed headquarters building at the air base. The Armory had been usep as headquarters for Tyndall Field since the Post was activated last April. At that time and for about eight months afterward, the personnel of the Post consisted only of Colonel Maxwell and a dozen or so officers and enlisted men. The site of the Field was then e vast expanse of barren land. Since then, however, the personnel has grown considerably and a tremendous appropriation has been expended by the government on construction. The offices of the Director of Training also have been moved to the air base, and are now located immediately in back of headquarters building. It was announced there yesterday that training in gunnery would begin next week. For some time yet, training will consist entirely of ground instruction, and all of the men will be navigators and bombardiers. The Training Director's office issued a statement Thursday announcing the location of machine gun firing ranges on the reservation. A danger area will extend from East Bay bridge to the end of the reservation toward Post St. Joe, and extending 10 miles into the Gulf. Motorists are cautioned to stay on the highway while passing throug h the Post.
"The man that always takes and never gives, may last for years, but never lives.11 A truth. A self-evident truth. Yet we rarely understand. We are prone to want to be on the receiving end. We want to get but not to give. I believe we have a name for that type of person. We call him a "griper.11 He always feels that he is not being treated fairly. He is a perpetual complainer. Always 11beefing.11 Always asking favors but seldom g1.v1.ng any. Has he not something to gripe about? Shouldn't he complain? For, he passes time away, yet he never lives. Time flies from him, yet he never enjo;>rs life. He does not know what life really is. IIe hasn't begun to live. Life is full of joy, yet he has none. Life is full of happiness, but his gr1.p1.ng doesn't permit him time for such. Life is full of pleasures, but his complaining does not leave him time for it. Life is full of sunshine, but his days are so full of clouds that the sun never shines through. He can never say, "It is great to be alive." There is so much he misses. Does he not have to gripe about? Listen to the words of the Master. "He who saves his life shall lose.11 11He who would be greatest, must be the servant of all." "I come that ye may have life, and have it more abundantly." "My joy I leave with you, My peace. I give unto you." All life comes from God and to be really enjoyed it must be lived with him, daily. The happy souls are they who give their life to Christ. To have joy. you must first.give joy. Rabbi Alfred Wolf will be at the Chaplain's Office on Monday at 5:30 p, M. for the purpose of visiting with men of the Jewish Faith. Church services at 7:30 P. M. P gency furlough in the event of critical illness or death in his immediate family, but few are aware of the fact that many painful and unnecessary hours of waiting may be necessary unless a few simple precautions are taken by the soldier. Before an emergency furlour;h can be e;ranted, military authorities must have definite proof that sufficient grounds for such a furlough exist. Army Rer:;u lations require that the Home Service chapter office of the American Red Cross in the city in which the soldier's family lives must establish the fact that an emergency exists and must convey this information to the Hed Cross field director on the post where the soldier is stationed. Often it takes many hours to get a telegraphic reply from the local Red Cross representative in the soldier's home town. To cite an example, a Tyndall Field soldier received a telee;ram at 2:00 p, M. Tuesday that his father was dying. Two hours later he received another wire that his father was dead. The man's family lives in a small Texas town, and the Tyndall Field Red Cross director frantically tried to telegraphic confirmation from the represente.ti ve there. But it was so lone; delayed that the soldier did not get away from Panama City until almost 8 o'clock vlednesday morning. This might have happened to anyone and such delays may be avoided if the following simple precaution is Notify your family of the requirements of an emergency furlough. Caution them in case of an emere;ency to contact immediately the local Red Cross director and have him wire the director at Tyndn.ll Field, establishing the fact that a death or serious illness has occurred in the soldier's family. By doing this, you vrill be spared the experience referred to above.
It. has just been 'discovered why Major Shipman sprouted his mustache ''Climb Upon My Knee, Sonny Boy" .. Lt. Kingman has rented THE apartment Capt. Car nahan can't seem to make up which state to call his home Saw Lt. Burkhart on a corner the other morning about 8 A M wonder if he was looking for the straying fold Lt. Dickerman doesn't eat breakfast anymore Betcha' he makes up for it with two lunches Lts. Bane and Dangler are now pleasantly located in their new apartment don't think it necessary for Chaplain Wilson to make excuses for wanting another piece of chicken Lt. Bell, one of our new officers, is leaning towards Air Corps Supply--seemingly the habit of all our younger officers Major Hyndman reminds us of "Old King Cole" A certain new officer caused quite a flurry of excitement for the feminine part of Post Headquarters Thursday ... too bo .d, girls, we hear he's already spoken forl! .......... Colonel Maxwell showed up all of us the day Post Headquarters moved into the new building when he was supervising and doing the moving of desks and various objects around here Did you see Major Heilich take his fall not so long ago? Maybe he will make the motion that all roller chairs be done away with .. we thank Colonel Jenkins for the paper on which the "Target" is printed this week Capt. Howell is having a hard time finding which cage belongs to whom and what species live there Lt. Silva insists that he is going to buy himself a pair of roller skates in order to make his cross-country trips through Headquarters building each day. I hear that Lt. Mathis is going to build his "dream" house in a shady nook off East Bay Who's furnishing peanuts for the men in the cages? memories cause Sgt. Endsley to shave his mustache? Corp. Garner couldn't sweat more if he were in a hot box Sgt. Wise still wins in his own nysterious way Staff Sergeant Twitchell today--what will it be tomorrow? .. corp. May and Pfc. Payne have gone before the Cadet Board--I'll bet they make the grade Pvt. Bill Cook is having a hard time fitting his 6 foot-4 inch frame come down to earth, Bill When you see the Colonel's car coming down the road, don't think the driver is Corp. Brewer with a Florida sun-tan Pvt. Anderson of Orders Dept. is quite a popular guy when he walks do?m the street, all the girls yell, "Hi, Junior" Pvt. Reginald McKaig works hard r don't see why they call him "Flunkie11 vVhen Sgt. Stone comes for coke change he slaps a dime on the desk and says, "Down for double" Sgt. Boutwell, In telligence Dept., lost himself trying to find Post Headquarters the other morning r was told that a Buck Sgt. in the 66th Materiel Squadron had his Staff chevrons sewed on even before the recommendations were approved we were told in recruit camp never to anticipate a command If Pvt. Herman Murray doesn't make the parachute grade, it's rumored he will request a transfer for the Foreign Legion There is a big difference between camels and parachutes, Murray Joe Mansfield should be pretty slick these days he is official butter K. P. in the Mess Hall I've heard quite a few men inquire as to whether or not they could become assistant dietitians Sgt. Wood is now using Walgreen's as his "courting grounds" . Pvt. Van Dam's breakfast is a telephone call to one "Ethel" Pvt. Moye says, "It's a great life to lead" Pvt. Bennett of the Director of Training Office is up on the latest mudpack methods .. How about the bottle of "cucumber" oil, Bennett? Look for a reduction in bus fare very soon.
P ublished e v e r y Friday by the Public Relations O fficep ACGS, Tyn dall Field, Florida. COMMANDING Col. w A. Maxwell SQUADRO N REPO R T EHS Pfc Wilfre d L. Barrios S/Sgt. Arthur H E dwards Pvt. James F. Barran Pvt. John F. B ank s Pvt. A. J C o rbin Pvt. Hue;h Maloney Pvt. D onald G MacLaren S /Sgt. J D. T wi tchell Pfc. M. M Kenda l l Pvt. Jo hn T. Lampros Pvt. R a y Gross P UBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER lst Lt. Joseph I. Mathi s ASST. TO P. R. OF'l''ICEH Pfc. Jack H. Parks ART WOHK Pvt. r;1al Ledbetter COLUl/iNIS'l'S S gt. Dewey H. Gossett Pvt. Arnold Milt;aten IviDLTILI T H OPEHATOH Pfc Harold Speck E DI' fOR Corp. J, w. Timberlake SPORTS EDI'fOR Pvt. Daniel Levinson SQUADRON REPOHTER S Corp. R. L. Math13WS Sgt. Lloyd C. Ta ylor Tec h Carl G. Brandt Pvto Wil.liam M Hines TYYIST Mis s Roberta Gammon THINGS WE eOULD DO -WITHOUT-THE 1st SGTS WHISTLE THAT cuTIE's PICTURE IN THE GUY'S FOOTLOCKER-NEXT TO YOU 11FRIENo's'' LOADED DICE-NUMBER--ALARM CLOCK JACKED VP VOUR LEFT Y O U THE PESTS ON H A R 2 1SON A V E HE SEl HE'LL PLAY ONLY, IF WE L.ET HIM BE OUR GENERAL MAC A RTHUR-. -------' -----------------------
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUAHTERS The dance Thursday night was a grand success. There was plenty of music, plenty of grunes and plenty of charming young ladies from Panama City. It was "raincheck" night for us. A Squadron shindig was scheduled two weeks a g o but was called off on account of the blackout. Another "blackout" would have been quite apropos last night. Hats off to the dance cornmittee, the chaperones, and to the fellows who chipped in cold cash fol' the refreshments. And a big "thank yourr to the Chaplain who arranged the dance and got the swell bunch of girls. We want to welcome all the recruits. You got off to a good start, fellows. In fact, some of the old-timers could take a few lessons on the way you hit the deck a second or two after that 6:30 whistle blast by the C. Q. Don't buy a reserve supply of cigars and cigarettes. Promotions are forthcoming. All of you have a wrong of Jim "Lover" Crurr.l ey. gal-filled, streamlined cars in front of the barracks for not dealer demonstrators. impression All those stopping him are We'll let you in on a secret. It's his social standing. Unsun g heroes: tho boiler room boys who "keep the home fires burning" and give us plenty of hot water, 24 hours a day. Take a bow, Parker, Peacock, Gray and, oh yes, "Pass-a-day'' Lynch. F'red Foster and Cecil Barr will greet you anytime you amble into Post Headquarters. They're behind the Information Desk. --W L. B. 66TH MATERIEL Is Sgt. Simmons optimistic? T ake a look in his footlocker and see if you don't find a shirt with Staff Ser geant stripes The 66th lost its first bowling match. A "cheering section" might have helped the boys to win. How about turning out next Tuesday night Sgt. Gossett, now that you have to eat at the mess hall, your "chow'' bill should reduce Some people don't like publicity because their wives read it s/Sgt. Todd is hoping to be a 2nd lieutenant, as is ye old rep.orter. "Sweatin' days'' on the new promotions will soon be over . We're a little short on news this week, men. How about keeping us informed on all that's eoing on. --A. R. E. 69TH AIR BASE 1r he new promotions in the squadron during the past week include: Private F'irst Class--Dewey L. Barker, Garnett F. Ballard, James F. Barron, Albert E. Cox, Glen P. Despain, Paul 0. Hamilton, Jacob A. Reddick, Clarice E. Taunton, Donald F. V1Jhaley. Keep up the good work, men. --J. F. B. 343IW SCHOOL SQUADRON There isn't any trouble at all now in getting the fellows to f all out for chow. That "feminine touch" added by the dietitian, Miss Lindquiste, has us looking forward to meals. Pfc. Murphy was so happy over his "rings" the other night that he came around and woke up the whole squadron to rejoice with him. What's this about Sgt. Galloway driving a new car around? Has he bought a new one himself or---'' It seems that the favorite 1aagazine of the outfit is Reader's Digest. recommend this magazine to everyone who likes a variety of educational articles. There's a copy in the Post Day Room at all times. Read "Education For Death" in the current issue and learn what we are fighting against. It'll open your eyes. Wanted: Permission to shoot geese while guarding Post No. 'l --Broton. Also permission to eat early chow at any time. --J. F. B.
344TH SCHOOL SQUADRON bowling team got off to a good start by winning three straight games from the 66th Materiel last Thursday night. Tossing strikes and spares were s/Sgts. J. A. Carpenter and w. K. Richmond, Corp. B. D. Owen, and Pvts. J. M. Myers and H. Milton. 1;'fuo has the cutest, or should we say the most cul ti ve.ted mustache in the squad ron? Give it a chance, "Red," it will grow in time--a very long time. Best wishes to S/Sgt. Lonnie Gainey who marched down the middle aisle and acquired a very lovely bride. What's wrong with Fred M.? He can't seem to get by Springfield without stopping. Or is it his fault? -A. J, c. 348TH SCHOOL SQUADRON The rainy season has come and gone and with it came the shiniest metal trays the yardbirds ever ate out of. W e old rookies (four months service) also appreciate them and took a great deal of pleasure in packing those mess kits on the bottom of the footlocker. Sgt. Reno is back with an empty purse and a full stomach. One of the fellows would make good cadet material. He "takes off" anytime he feels like it. Our salvage equipment is back and the darned stuff still doesn't fit. Who swiped the wastebasket. out of the orderly room? I'm tired. Let's quit--wait a minute--do you know Moflabgabb? He got bounced on the side of the head with a mess kit 'ther day. Well, at least he had the promise. If you want publicity, see the First Sergeant. (I knew "Bang-Bang'' Skelton would get in here again). --H. M. W 349TH SCHOOL SQUADRON e welcome all our good North Caro lina boys into the squadron. They've just completed "basic training" under competent instructors. Also, "howdy" to Barkdull and Thompson who came in from Chanute Field. There are some A-1 ping-pong players in the outfit, including Capt. Keeny, our commanding officer. Anyone want to challenge us? Wonder what the gal looked like who dated Pfc. Fouts Saturday night. We bet he had the cream of the crop since he has so many to choose from. Pvt. Chope is working nights trying to get supply in good shape (with Dufrane's help, of course). With few exceptions, all available men he .ve gone to work on the line.-DGM 350TH SCHOOL SQUADRON Jlhe 350th was handed a good compliment by Major Hyndman this week when he said that our's is the only outfit on the Post which is anywhere near ready for operation on the line. A number of the fellows are trying to get into Officer Candidate School and journeyed over to Pensacola this week for physical examinations. Good luck, men. Glad to see the barracks filled with so many new men The question has been asked: "Why doesn't the 350th orr;anize a bowling team?" . It was noticed that Sgt. Walker made a formal announcement of his approaching marriage in the local paper Tuesday. The date has been set for February 28th. It's requested by this writer that more items and more dope be handed in so that this column will be more complete Wonder how Woody will like living like a soldier for a while now? Sgt. Joe Wright's new nickname is "Speedy" .. As we go to press, we bid a fond farewell to S/Sgt. Woods, who transferred over to Hq. & Hq. --J.D.T.
446TH SCHOOL SQUADRON man in the squadron who complained about his scarcity of mail, soon found himself the proud recipient of a "T. S." ticket, compliments of the mail orderly. It is rumored from very reliable sources that one S/Sgt. Dennis A. Pol lard, better known as the Supply Pappy, is on the verge of matrimony. A What was the target Pvt. Manson was ..,shooting at in the Archery Range in Panama City? Pvt. Joe II. Lassiter, known as "Curly," is not satisfied with one girl. He claims that three are better than one, especially when three cars are involved. --M. M. K. 447TII SCHOOL SQUADRON outfit responded generously to the Red Cross Drive last week by mak ing the largest donation off all squadrons on the field. Only 63 men were paid. We feel proud to have the privilege of donating to one of the a greatest causes to which a soldier can contribute. Last Saturday the squadron enjoyed its first social function held in our own day room. There was dancing, refreshments and a lot of beautiful gals who made it an enjoyable evening. w e were honored by the presence of Mrs. Williams and Lt. and Mrs. Wiseman and immensely enjoyed having the company of the NCO's wives; Mesdames Palmer, Baber and Ellis. We wish to thank Mrs. Thelma Martin, cha irman of the Panama City Social Recreation committee who, in cooperation with Capt. Williams, our Commanding Officer, and Chaplain R. c. McClelland made the party a complete success. 448TH SCHOOL SQUADRON l?irst Sgt. Kenda and S/Sgt. Shipp have completely recovered and are back in the fold Mrs. "Private" Pillie, who is due here this week-end, will make their home in Panama City A hearty welcome to the recruits who have joined us and the men from the 349th School Squadron Sgt. Gossett, the Snooper, was in top form the night of the President 1 s Ball. Pvt. Miller, the gay young blade from Maxwell Field, thought he had hailed a cab last Saturday night. All went well until the "taxi" driver turned on a siren, and Miller found he was in a highway patrolman's car. Pvt. John Hunt gets many as nine letters a from Tennessee. There thing besides "Gold hills." as day must be in those \. / """' ....... "' (f"" I /1 1 1\ .., somethar Pfc. L. C. House sent some candid shots of himself to his Tar Heel girl friend and was his face red when he discovered that he had accidentally sent a picture of one of the local cuties!lt Pvt. J. M. McLaren was mighty happy last week when he was visited by his sister and her husband, Chaplain M. E. Love of Barksdale Field, La. Chaplain Love commended the boys on the neatness and uniformity of the barracks. Let's Keep 'Em Neat. --L. H. T. FINANCE DETACHlJENT fLASH! The detachment bowling team is one of the leaders in the Tyndall Field bowling league. Since the first match, one of our stalwarts, Pvt. Herbert A. Anderson, has had trouble in getting his hat to fit. Is it because he was high man of the team with a 178 score? At last we are permanently quartered. For a while we were contemplating calling ourselves "Gypsies" or the "Exploring Finance." We can almost tell you where every building on the field is located because we've been
in practically every building for a period of 24 hours or two weeks. In the recent changes in ratings, Pfc. John E. Farr and Pfc. Carl G. Brandt were promoted to Technician Fourth Grade. 1Ne would like to know usherette at the Ritz exactly which told Pvt. Bob Costigan when he asked her for a date and was gently, but firmly, turned down . Ask Pvt. Beegle why he was so elated the other morning or perhaps it 1 s a secret. The boys of our detachment spend lonely.lunch hours these days since we have moved into Headquarters Building at the Field. Some of the girls in town are rather lonely now, we imagine. --c. G. B. MEDICAL DETACHMENT aside, folks, here come sirens--sirens in the form'i of the those bee-utiful nurses, who are due to arrive here about March 1st. All the boys are "SIO" (Sweating It Out). And our sro platoon was virtually emptied when those ratings came out . Congrats to S /Sgt. Buntin,,Sgts. Barnhart (old Kildare, so help us), Jacksofi (Hi ya, Speedball?), and Kory (whatta bridge player), Corporals Gering, Groover and Marsh. Add congrats to Pfcs. Williams and Wooley. More later, fellas, we ho pe. A hearty welcome from all of us to Major Harris and to Lt. Handy, our new officer, s . Is T/Sgt. Keltner's luck still holding out? . And why that oh1 so sudden trip to Dothan last week, Sgt. Buntin Our civilian employee, Miss Katy Nelson, has a friend with the measles--poor, poor guy (ha, ha). Ne 1 re so sorry, yes, we are Now that Groover has made Corporal will he call 522 again nightly, like he used to do? W e nominate Hill as our No. l Casanova "The sight of you, silhouetted against the burning fire t" We 1 re betting five to one that Cherney never gets accustomed to this new time, and the new hours When are his fol'tcs coming up again? we are out of food once more And for the benefit of all those who persist in saying ''Officers and Soldiers" instead of "Officers and Enlisted Men," we'd like to remind all concerned that the expression was used in the A. E. F.'s enlisted publication in World War I, as a sly dig at their officers. We think said expression very uncomplimentary to the officers, e who sure asH---are soldiers They run this Army, and it has never lost a war, so it looks as though they are' the world's best soldiers 1 We surely miss Lt. Vernocy, and we hope you are well by the time this goes to press, sir That also goes !'or M/Sgt. Peavy, who's now in Lisenby Groover (he's paying us for all this publicity) wishes to announce that, since he is now a corporal, he will pull only Upper molars wouldn't it be easier to publish a list of the places that are "On Limits"? --R. L. M. S QUARTERMASTER e ay, some of you cowboy fans, want to hear some swell yarns about the wild and wooly West? Ramble over to see "Tex" Lee, our First Sergeant, Yep, and he can even bust a bronco and rope a steer. Petrocelli has a heartburn--in Panama City of all places ... Just scads and scads of appreciation to the boys who have done such a swell job of landsca-ping our grounds. LOOK ALIKES: Bill Hall resembles Jimmy Stewart, the actor now a Flying Lieutenant in the Air Corps. Frank Martin and Vivian Leigh Oh, well-they have the same hair, only Frank's is longer Tony Gillio and Tony Galento Hershell Harness and the late
Joe Penner Soloman Evans and Misha Auer . Gene Hoffher and Baby Sandy . Roy Hermanson and N. C. Fields . Ed Springer and Herbert Marshall, the English actor George Chambers and Henry Fonda Albert Gardner and Mickey Rooney ... T /Sgt. Suter and Harry Cary Bill MclJeil and Charlie McCar thy. SOUNDS IN THE NIGHT: Hairless Howell wants to know how he can get his mustache to grow--T. s., boy .. Idiot's delight---those dopes fishing with bread-as bait. Say t Did you ever hear the sort of music that Al R ubins writes? It would put Chopin to shame And how nice it is to get back to the barracks and listen Benny Goodman's swingaroo arrangement of Concerto #1 in B flat minor by Tschaikowski--\ "'hewtl THINGS 'NE'D LOVE TO SEE: "The Keystone Cops" in place of our local M. P. force The arrival of those swell road s hows that stop at all Army Posts. Sgt. Gossett of Post Hqs., act like a guy in love and get goose pimples whenever that certain little squaw breezes by his desk ..... Summer with its long days on the beach ..... Three-day passes, fifteen-day furloughs, and girls for Q. M. dances . weinerroasts on the beach --R. K. G. SIGNAL SERVICE COMPANY we've been in the same barracks for more than a week now, and according to the men who have been moving every week for the past two months, that is a record. Ostrenko is the only optimist and has gone .. so far as to hang out our "shingle." However, Cpl. Stansberry, acting on past experience, has his barracks bag all packed and is ready to move on a mo ment's notice. Anyone wishing to see Lt. Thorpe has had to cut him out of the wire entanglement which the boys call a switchboard. He has been working night and day, trying to get a new board in working order. The new one is now ready for your calls and the lieutenant may be able to drop the night shift. Mason, one of our operators, is so fascinated by the lights flashing on and off that he sometimes is rather slow on the pickup. However, after he becomes accustomed to the miniature "Great White Way," he promises more prompt attention to those calls. Sgt. Boylston seems to be making more than the normal number of trips to Panama City. No one knows exactly why. No one knows exactly why, but "Reverend Phelps11 seems to think the Sergeant has feminine interests in towns. the story may be, I think he should barter for cheaper rates on the bus and cut down the overhead on his important b usiness. Our Signal Building, which was moved last week, is quite satisfactory. Lt. Thorpe's office is literally filled with shiney new furniture. At prese:1t our heating unit consists of a newfangled stove which none of us knows how to operate. "Reverend" Philips has "Slim" Foster all primed and ready to start work immediately on the teletype machine. "Slim" handled the first incoming wire like a veteran. Seriously, though, he is going to be a big asset to the Western Union Office. --w. M H. CHEMICAL WARFARE Chemical Warfare boys are in the market for more men to personally acquaint themselves with the tear gas chamber. W e will be more than glad to oblige anyone Who desires a good cry for love or other reasons. Hrurunonds, the younger, still has Bay Harbor well in. hand. What did Leschar find in Panama City that had such an after effect on him? Is Cohn still thinking of his lost one and only? The girls want to know why Sims stays in so close--or does he? --Superman.
a tjar!dtn.i Jlhe ole yardbird had a rugged weekend this time. I started out yestiddy to go to the preaching, then eat me a stake & spuds, & go to the pitcher show and then come home. But just as I wuz passing Scottie's place, he stepped ot and collard me and twisted my arm and made me have one on the house. Didn't take much twisting. He's a mity good boy though. I oughtnt ter of eat them hamburgers last nite fore i come in cause they left a mity bad taste in my mouth this morning. Went on down to St. Andrew's and met a "lucky" civilyan. :;,(I calls him lucky cause he is a ci vilyan). He introduced me to the prettiest gurl. i tole em how thrillin'if'i t wuz to fly army planes and be a pillot an all. i sho pulled a snow job on em folks, specially thet purty gurl. i got a date wensday, an i'm sweating ot canteen book day so i can sell mine for half price sos i can go see her. (For the benefit of the "lucky" men who mite read this great editorial, the army dictionary defines "sweating out" as looking forward to something with very great interest). i'm sho sweating out that purty -gurl. ever time she looked at me she smiled so purty---she doggoned near laffed. This army chow is sorta picking up since we got us a diertishun. I met her whilst i wuz on k. p. (Kitchen Personnel). she's amity nice lady an us yardbirds sho do appreciate her trying to take good care of our chow. They gointer haf ter give chow another name now, cause it aint a general mess no more --its purty good. i reckon i' 11 catch more restriction on a:ccount of bein late to the formashun this morning. But i tole the sgt. how it Vfuz. i jined up on the sixth and didnt git swore in till the seventh, i got gypped outer a day and a dollar, and ever since i been a day late an a dollar short. but he's mity narrer mindet an couldnt see my point. he tole me he wuznt as dumb as he looket an i tole him rite back thet he sho had a lot to be thankful for. he got purty mad. Yardbirds, i reckon this is gointer be a regular column now. and keep us boys what does the work in touch with the rest of the dont forget the most important man in the army---The Yardbird. i'm gointer try wurld sos they As soon as the bombs start falling run like hell. age of all opportunities when warning sirens sound. Don't forget to take advantFor example: a. If you're in a bakery, grab a pie. b. If you're in a tavern, grab a bottle. c. If you're in a movie, grab a blonde. Should you find an unexploded bomb, be sure to pick it up and shake it. Maybe the firing pin was stuck. If an incendiary bomb in burning, throw gasoline on it. You might as well have a little fun. Always get excited and yell. That will add to the confusion and scare hell out of the kids. Limburger cheese sandwiches with onion and a few mixed ales make a good lunch before entering a crowded air raid shelter. If you're a victim of a direct hit, don't go to pieces, but just lie still until Gabriel blows his horn. BEGINNING NEXT WEEK --A Full Page of Sports
. I i. t 'I ' \ ;est Jt1Ici A small boy was asked by his father, a well-known contract-a of them kicked it boring yard where there some chickens. The 'roo or, what he would like for Christmas. A baby plied the b two week and sn't leave us mu id his father. the ''but can't you put mor e trw job?11 --Bee-Hive. ---walked up to it, l ooked it -o ver and said t o the hens: "Girlp, I'm not complaining, but look at the work they're turning out \ 1 over in other yard." T & F , ' -----__ --: 0 -.. ---= I I I I I
Because guys like you and I and Joe couldn't keep "Blues In The Night11 to ourselves, the nation is hailing a new champion. This latest indigo lament has broken 11Hi t Parade11 records by jumping from 8th to 3rd place in its only appearances on that barometer. It should be in the 1st slot this Sat urday night. Last week we promised to give you the \\rords to the nation 1 s top tunes from week to week. We almost bit off more than we could chew. Gaze below 1:. .1 -/My .mama done tol' me when I was in knee-pants, My mama done tol' me, sont a woman'll sweet talk And give ya the eye; but when the sweet talkin's done, A woman's a two face, a thing Who'll leave ya t'sing the blues the night, Now the rain's a-fallin', hear the train a-callin', Whoo-ee, (my mama done tol' me) hear dat lonesome whistle Blowin' cross the trestle, whoo-ee (my mama done tol' me) A whoo-ee-duh-whoo-ee, ol' clickety clack's a-echoin' back th' blues in the night. The evenin' breeze'll start the trees to cryin' and the moon111 hide its light, When you get the blues in the night, Take my word, the mockin' bird'll sing the saddest kind o' song, He knows things are wrong and he's right, From Natchez to Mobile, from Memphis to St. Joe, Wherever the four winds blow, I been in some big towns, an' heard me some big talk, But there is one thing I know, a woman's a two face, a worrisome thing Who'll leave ya t'sing the blues in the night. My mama was right, there's blues in the night. COPYRIGHT 194-1 BY HARMS, INC. F8R THE WEEK R I T Z SATURDAY, February 14 "Fighting Bill Fargo" Johnny Mack Brown "Fiesta11 SUNDAY, MONDAY, February 15 and 16 "Hellzapoppin 1 Olson and Johnson Martha Raye Hugh Herbert TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, February 17 & 18 "Blues In The Night" Priscilla Lane Betty Field THURSDAY, FRIDAY, February 19 & 20 11Sundown" Gene Tierney Bruce Cabot Sanders SATURDAY, February 14 "In Old Co1orado11 "Down In San Diego" SUNDAY, MONDAY, February 15 and 16 "You're In The Army Now" Jimmy Durante Phil Si1 vers TUESDAY, February 17 "Apache Kid" Don (Red) Barry WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, February 18 & 19 "Men of Boys Town" Spencer Tracy Mickey Rooney FRIDAY, February 20 "Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona" Ray Corrigan "The Body Disappears" Jeffrey Lynn Jane Wyman r ".I
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