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) Vol. I No. 9 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida March 14, 1942 t )USO CLUB OPENS SUNDAY A report rendered this week in connection with the campaign to collect waste materials vital to national defense show that the various organizations and squadrons are allowing their efforts to lag. Authorities here are that each squadron see that adequate receptacles be kept in the latrines at all times for the collection of old razor blades, tooth paste tubes, and tinfoilJ also that provisions be made for the preservation of all waste paper. The organizations are mru{ing praiseprogress in their Red Cross contributions (story on page 2) and they should not permit their accomplishments in this respect to be qualified by a lag in the collection of vital waste materials. Beginning next week, the TARGET will publish the contributions of each individual squadron, and all are urged to t make as good a showing as possible. Total collections to date are: 630 lbs. waste paper, 15 lbs. tinfoil, and 5 lbs. of old razor blades. CLUB SPONSORS DANCE L osing no time in providing Service men With recreation during off-duty hours, the USO Club will sponsor a dance Tuesday night from 8 until 10:30 o'clock, with music by Roy Wood. The grand opening of the USO Club on Harrison Avenue, long awaited by Tyndall Field men, willtake place Sunday afternoon at 3 P. M., it was annbunced this week by Mr. Thomas Oliver, club director. Under construction for almost a year, the $45,000 building will be one of the finest in the country and is completely equipped with recreational facilities. Formal opening ceremonies will begin at 3:30 o'clock, following a concert by the Bay County High School Band i n the auditorium. Chaplain Chester R. McClelland will deliver the invocation and Colonel Maxwell, Chaplain Wilson, Mr. c. H. Baker, associate construction engineer; Mr. Leo Andrews, field representative of the FSA; and Mr. Charles Isley, city attorney of Panama City, will give short talks. High light of the ceremonies will be the presenting of building keys to or Oliver. Chaplain Edward G. Finerty, Tyndall's newest Cha plain, will pronounce the benediction. Mrs. Ouida Lee, Club Hostess, announced that a number of young ladies from Panama City would be present and that the soda fountain and luncheonette will be ready for service following the opening ceremonies. The lounge, game room and library will also be ready for use and all game equipment will be made available after the ceremonies. Opening daily at 9:30 A. M. the USO will close at 10:15 P. M.


I recall, though vaguely, an ill;:. story that t eaches a vitul ]esson t o youth. I believ e I. i L :ln .. ,::.&rv.ice. Mayh) .l n:v.u 1 t. But, its source i not so importar1t. The oxact vwrds$ I too fmget. Noither t'!l'e they important. Here is what I do remember. A great mas\A::r artis held a school Into that school came many students,. Students from all corners of the world. They receive d instruction in the miw .. ltest detail. They worked hard and faithful-ly. S ome excelled. and some were merely mediocre. One was working on a great painting. His theme was of the bes-L He worked hard and changed it here and changed it there. I t became an obsossion with hi.m But$ work as lon g and as hard as he could he could never seem to finish the painting in all the glory he wanted. The painting neve r came up to the picturE< he had pe.inted in his .mind and heart. He became diseouraged but st:i1l. worked on. Finally, all pat:i.enee was hausted, and he stood there feeling like cursing than He raised his hand to destroy the work. Wor k the:l; had occupied hirn for months, Destrc as man alone can destroy. .Man ca.n and does so often destroy, i.n a wha t it takes years to construct. A step behin d him.. A The young ar't,ist became more and more angry. He rai.r;e:d h.is hand to d e::.:troy the painting. luJ.other e step from behind and out of the e.rtisV s hand the brush and the palette were tnken. The Master Artist was there. With r:. few quick 1nv i deft he worked and then quietly left the room. Th a pa.inting stood th<:;re in all it:; gldr y. The heart of the young man swelled as t h ough i wo lld burst vii th pride. Hi.s picture was finished. rt told the story tha. t Wf.W in h:is he r'G. I t told the story he wanted the world to k n ow. Isn't that so true to life? Don't we all need, no matter how expert we bec ome i n to have the Master Arti si; he1p us to finish every picture? Who of us is so expert that v.;e are suff.icient 1.n and of ourself? God i s our Master A rtist. --Chaplain H. T. Wilson. RED CROSS+ Enlisted men of Tyndall Field ga.-vfJ more than $100 in pennies to the Red Cross last pay day, according to a port made by Mr. E. c. Neely, local Red Cross Field Director. Figures compiled by Mr. Neely shovr ihat$106.45 was contributed by e d men here February 28th. 1'his total did nbt include any large contributions, but consisted entirely of s na.ll change received b y the soldiers in their pay envel opes. The project was initiated early in J anuary at the suggestion of Colonel Maxwell. In a. personal letter to the men, he pointed out that usus.lly there are a. f'ew odd pennies in each sol d i er's pay which do not mean a great deal to the indivi'dua.l but which, if contributed by all of the soldiers to a good cause, would mean much. The suggestion met with a. ready re sponse, as is evidenced by the report rendered by Mr. Neely. Indications point to even success in mon ths to come. Each mon t h tho TYNDALL TARGgT will li.st, by squa.drons, the total contributions of the pay day and abo the total s ot' the past months. will he a box on eaGh pay table on tho 31st of i...h:i!> month. Deposit your loose change futd help push your squadron total to the top of the ll st. F'tillowing are lu.Jt. month's totals: L School Sr 1 .. to ... _o $ 26.26 2il 447th S c hool Sq J 5. 20 3. 448th School Sq .. w 10.41 4 343rd School Sq ... 'ii.O<) 10.30 r-, J IIi 344th School S q ...... ,.."" '1. '11. 6 69th Air Base Sq a f'"'" '1.68 '1. 446th School Sq.,.,. ... 6.3'1 8. 34Dth S chool Sq." ..... b.58 9. Hq. llllld Hq. Sq. w 0. ... 4.23 10 846th Quartermaster 3.50 lL 350th School Sq o o (i 3.48 12. 8'79th & .... 2.76 13 Medical Detachment 1.90 14. 66th Materiel Sq ..... 1.07 -----TOTAL. 45


PRESENTING A WEEKLY SERIES Master Sergeant Lankford One of the most interesting personalities among the personnel of Tyndall Field is Master Sergeant Robert N. Lankford, post sergeant major, known by his close friends "Uncle Bob," and the man to whom everybody at headquarters goes for information, assistance and guidance. Sgt. Lankford is proud of the fact that, before coming to Tyndall Field, he was first sergeant of Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron, SEACTC, Maxwell Field, Ala., of which squadron Major General Walter R. Weaver, now Acting Chief of the Air Corps, was a member. Were you to catch Sgt. Lankford in a spare moment, he could tell you some very humorous tales poncerning many of our well-known superior officers. A native of Virginia, Sgt. Lankford, along with all true Americans, feels deeply his duty for his country, and speaks of the nine years he spent in the Army with greatest pride. He places his military duty above everything else. Sgt. Lankford attributes most of the pleasure that he has received from his serice in the Army to the fact that he has never worked for anyone with whom it has been difficult to get along. "If I ever differ with my su perior," says the Sergeant-Major, "I always try to appreciate his and point of view. I find that things always work out perfectly that way.'' BY JACK PARKS Colonel Maxwell The hardest working, fastest flying, and most responsible man at. Tyndall Field is its commanding officer, Col onel w. A. Maxwell, upon whom rests the heavy responsibility of welding the men and facilities of the gunnery school into a highly effective unit of national defense. Toward this objective, Colonel Maxwell will be found at work seven days a week and long hours after everyone else has quit. The Commanding Officer is a 100 percent soldier, of impressive bearing and forcefu, l character. These attainments may be attributed both to certain natural traits and to the fact that he has been in the Army for 24 years. He received his commission in the Air Service of the Army in 1918 and was flying when most of the people of this country were still using the horse and buggy, and when aviation was far from being the vital instrument of warfare that it is today. The main interest of Colonel Maxwell is the welfare and proper training of the service men under his command. Nothing makes hlm so angry as someone' s attempting to exploit them. He is an enthusiastic huntsman and fisherman, but the pressure of duties seldom allow him to indulge in his favorite pastimes now. Next week we'd like for you to meet Lt. Col. Moore and M/Sgt. Liddon.


Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, ACGS, Tyndall Field, Fla. EDITOR Sgt. J. w. Timberlake, Jr. ASSOCIATE EDITOR Pvt. Arnold H. Milgaten SQUADRON REPORTERS S/Sgt. Arthur R. Edwards Pfc. James F. Barran Sgt. Ralph Boyes Pfc. Gordon Garcia Cpl. Hugh Maloney Sgt. H. H. Bergstrom sjsgt. J. D. Twitchell Cpl. M. M. Kendall Cpl. John T. Lampros Pvt. Dave P. Alvarez O N O F T N. SOLDiERS LEFT H I M H E R FOR THE A FTERNOON PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER lst Lt. Joseph I. Mathis ASST. TO P. R. OFFICER Cpl. Jack H. Parks ART WORK Cpl. Oral Ledbetter Pvt. Ernest Kenton SQUADRON REPORTERS Pvt. William Rines Tech. Carl G. Brandt Sgt. R. L. Mathews Pvt. Ray Gross Pvt. J. H. Lescher COMMANDING Col. w. A. Maxwell COLUMNISTS Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett and The Yardbird REPRODUCTION STAFF Cpl. Harold Speck Pfc. John A. Webster Pfc. Francis P. Churchill Pvt. Roy A Thorsen TYPIST Miss Roberta Gammon REPAIR DEPARTMENT AT U.S.O. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN


Above is a group of high Air Corps officers, led by Major General Milliard F. Harmon, Chief of the Air Staff, Washington, D. c., arriving for a visit at Tyndall Field. At the left, General Harmon is shown as he alighted from his plane. In the group picture, left to right, are: Col. Robert Copeland, Col. Grandison Gardner, Col. w. A. Maxwell, Lt. Col. Daniel w Jenkins, General Harmon, Col. Edgar Sorensen, and Col. Wentworth Goss. YOUNG MATRONS TRAI)E TRUMPS FOR NEEDLE tit THREAD By Jane Dillon Asst. USO Club Director Do you want your seams stitched, your rips all fixed, buttons sewed on. tears mended, sox darned and sometimes knitted? Well, it will be done in the USO once every week--every Wednesday afternoon--by members of the Young Matrons Bridge Club of Panama City. Each Wednesday afternoon for the duration of the war, club members and their friends will meet at the USO to sew, dar-n and mend for the men in the service. Instead of playing buttons will be sewed on, chevrons tacked, sox darned and tears mended by the ladies, free of charge. Garments to be mended should be tied into individual bundles and tagged. Each soldier should make sure that his full name and organization is written plainly in ink on the tag. Leave them at the Club each Tuesday. All garments will be carefully mended and returned safely to you Thursday morning. Some of the young women sponsoring this service are Mrs. George w Smith, Mrs. Joe Blackshear, Mrs. c. c. Moore, Mrs. Don Frasier, Mrs. w c. Roberts, Mrs. Tom Sale and Mrs. Robert Love. I ATTENTION,So/dierA/1 (Editor's note: This is the first of a weekly series written by a veteran soldier of this Post. His thoughtfilled message should be taken to heart and pondered well.) The Flag that flies atop the flagstaff in front of Post Headquarters is the Trademark of Americans, the Emblem of Freedom and the Banner of Liberty. The halliards that hold Old Glory high up where all eyes can see her are, in fact, the heart-strings of America. As she sways and beats in the breeze, it should create in the hearts of every man at Tyndall Field and every man who wears the uniform or in any way contributes to the well-being of the Nation and the prosecution of the war effort a surge of pride and a sense of devotion. The man who passes beneath the Flag without emotion is not an American, but an embryo yet to be born. The most prideful act in the life of a true soldier is to salute the Stars and Stripes; to stand in reverence beneath the Emblem of the Nation built of courage, work, bravery and the lives of our forefathers with his hand upraised in a reverent gesture to the power and glory that is America.


T HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS hey beat us the first time, so our squadron bowling team challenged the league leading Finance keglers to an outside match. Perhaps we were a bit overconfident, or maybe they were just lucky, but anyhow they trimmed us a gain. In a way, they had to be lucky to beat us with a team that had Schultz, Gacesa and Ausman on itt \'{e 1 r e 1 o sing Smith, Alley and Hayden to the 446th. The boys are being transferred this week. Also, Robert C. Daniel is leaving us for the Medical Corps. Bob was a pill-rolling student at the University of Florida before being drafted. Things won't be the same now that the men in the Weather Detachment are leaving us to form their own organization. Think kindly of us, boys, if we didn't succeed, at least we tried to make you feel at home! We're waiting for "Playboy" McKaig and his "gang" to get tired of their fast night-life pace so that things can get back to normal. 66TH MATERIEL Don 1 t become alarmed if you hear a strange noise around our squadron area. It will be Sergeant Goldberger fencing with his shadow. Congratulations to Sergeants Couch, Williams, Rosseau and Parks on their promotion to Staff. All the men welcomed the news about furloughs. And the Top-Kick tells me that another party is being planned for the squadron. The first one was a grand success. None of our boys have been on the sick book since the new hospital has opened it's too far away. Where does Private Forehand go on his mysterious jaunts at night? We'll soon have a new basketball court. All of you cage stars are asked to turn out for practice. --A.R.E. L 69TH AIR BASE SQUADRON ieutenant Leforce reports that for their first week on the range the boys have done quite well. They take a lot of pride in their work. It's goodbye for a while to Corporals Woodrow Gart man and Paul Sanderson. These two men left for Napier Field, Alabama, for a period of training. We all hope that the boys will be back soon. Pfc. Mullins left Monday on an emergency furlough. His brother is very ill. --J.F.B. w. 344TH SCHOOL SQUADRON were sorry to lose Lt. Barkstrom. He has been assigned to the position of Assistant Mess Officer in our mess hall. What line exceeds the "chow" line in the 344th. You guessed it, the furlough line! Our squadron came to the rescue of a group of lovely young ladies recently. It was during a lunch hour and this was one time that they were really glad to see us. They were stuck, not with other guys, but stuck in the mud! Major Shipman is searching for some good talent. There are many 11Bings11 over our way, Major. Sixteen of our men have gone to Napier Field, Alabama, to do their part in "Keeping 'Em Flying." Good going, fellows! Most of the boys here have been looking forward to warmer weather. The Gulf with its white breakers looks very inviting. --G.G. 349TH SCHOOL SQUADRON Three up and one down" is the score for Sergeants Allen, Blakeney, Hutchins,. Howell, Waddell and Rogers. This sextet made their "Staff" grade and join the rest of the "stripe-happy" boys in the outfit. Seventeen of our airplane mechanics left for Dothan, Ala., to gain exper-


ience needed when planes do arrive. Corporal Glass left for home on an emergency furlough. Again it was just a case of too much power as our. sharpshooting squad ran wild against the 447th Sch ool Squadron cagers. The final score was 53-15 and another star was discovered as Corporal Payne racked up twenty points with the ease of a Luisetti. Payne, incidentally, was an outstanding performer on the Pine Bluff High School hoop team in Arkansas. --H.H.B. 348TH SCHOOL SQUADRON It 11sho11 is about time I got started on this stuff and cut you fellows in for a little publicity. Did you know that Sergeant Houston's vehicle took a trip to Montgomery without him? Too bad about Sergeant Skelton he's been ill for more than a wrong with his neck1-a pain, you know. Does Bokholdt know everybody or does everybody know Bokholdt? Meyers says that h e can hold a kiss longer than you can Terry is still in the school business casey swears off going into town every night, yet you always see him there. Doss, do you really like to hike or did ybu miss that bus? Say, fellows, you know that on pay day we take up a collection for the Red Cross. Last pay day we collected far more than any other squadron for this worthy cause. Keep up the good work, you can never tell when you may need the Red Crossl --H.M. 350TH SCHOOL SQUADRON an old saying about "It all comes out in the wash" well, Doyal ought to be able to tell you a thing or two about that. His trips to Tallahassee with the laundry have resulted in a trip to the alter. The squadron welcomes its two new Flying Officers, 2nd Lieuts. Weis and Watkins. We had some very lovely visitors last Sunday from Charleston, s. c. They were the Misses Marjorie Dyckes and Mildred Vaughan, the lucky men were Wilkerson and Starrett. It'll probably be a revelation to a great many of you to know that we've got a real cowboy in the outfit. His name is Willburn Henley and he claims he can do all the cowhand tricks but play the guitar and yodel. Henley has participated in the leading rodeos for the past six years. In '39 at the Fort Worth Live Stock Show, Willburn competed with world champion roping experts and placed third. On another occasion he won a $700 cash award in a three-day steerriding contest. His most unfortunate venture was his entrance into the Pony Express contest, a 2,700 mile trek from Texas to San Fransisco's Golden Gate Exposition. With the $1700 stake almost within his grasp, his horse was run over by an automobile about ten miles from the Fair1 Disheartened but not discouraged, Henley wishes it to be known that when better broncs are bucked, he will break them. --J.D.T. 446TH SCHOOL SQUADRON to Master Sergeant Francis M. Passwaters, formerly of Craig Fimd, Alabama. Also, salutations to Pfc. Willard B. Turner, who has rejoined the squadron after a period of D.S. at Roosevelt Field, N. Y. Privates Carter, Keyes, Ward, and Douglass have been transferred out of our outfit into the 66th Materiel. Eighteen of our fellows left Tuesday for Napier Field where they'll relieve the temporary A. M. shortage. Little Tiny Baldwin says that "this time it's reall" We expect to hear those wedding chimes ring out any da y now for Sergeant Smith. We wonder just who was responsible for Ostra's "date?" --M.M.K.


447TH SCHOOL SQUADRON (j oneratulations to Sergeant Daniel Hirsch on his newly acquired position as acting First Sergeant. The men pledge him their wholehearted support. Lots of luck to the sixteen men who recently left for temporary duty at Napier Field, Alabama. Orchids to Lt. Kevan and T/Sgt. Whittier, of this outfit, who were the first to fly a tow target over Tyndall Field. The squadron is driving for a 100% goal in acquiring government (We know our investments.) Work on the line has been progressing steadily under the careful leadership of M/Sgt. Brown. Why was Corporal Lampros singing "Georgia on My Mind" after that last weekend? Can it be the spring? And C orpo r a l Greenberg, who is that gal that insists' on calling you "S-i-d-n e-y, honey?" --J.T.L. 448TH SCHOOL SQUADRON I t has been a. case of give and take with us this past week. Seventeen of our boys have left for Napier Alabama, while on Sunday, three new men from Shaw Field, N. c., were assigned to the squadron. The new arrivals were Privates Raymond F. Thompson, James H. Trible and Harry I. Vanwelsenaere. Welcome boys, we're glad to have you with usl On the other hand, it's goodbye for a while to Corporals Butler, Clary, Cross, Prichard, Thomas, Pfc. Rosenberg, and Pvts. Worthington, Davis, J., Galaway, Houg, Greenway, Peterson, Presley, Rolstad and Thompson. The best of luck to you and we hope that you'll all be back with us soon. Four of our men who have been tooting the bugle for the bugle corps may soon toot for the .M. P. Force. J.c. Miller is leaving for Cadet Training at Maxwell Field, Alabama.. Just when the squadron basketball team is hitting its stride, two of our better players, Peterson and Ga.lawa.y, are being sent away on D.S.1 However, leave it to Sgto Sisco to find someone to fill these boys' shoes. Corporal Bullard ought to be able to take care of Peterson's spot as guard alongside Alvarez. --D.P.A. 691ST ORDNANCE W. were glad to welcome back S/Sgt. Yates this week. The Sergeant has been on detached service at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. The 69lst presented the Radio Pro gram, "Tyndall Field in Review" over WDLP last Monday night. The show, under the direction of Pvt. Scherer with the aid of Pvts. Solomon, Rabias, Rabideau and others, was quite successfUl. Many thanks to Chaplain McClelland f o r his aid in the project. First Sergeant Carlisle, Sgt. Faulkner, Pvts. Dodelson, Hammonds, Sims and George are being transferred to Brockley Field, Alabama.. They will act as a. cadre there and will organize a new ordnance company. Best of luck to all of you. --R.L.S. FINANCE Sergeant Underwood is all smiles these days because he has just returned from a three-day-pass trip to Macon, Georgia, where he saw his horey. We thought he'd be married by now. Congratulations to Clooney and Bla za.k on their promotion to the dizzy heights of Private First Cla.ss1 Because of the pressure being ap plied, your correspondent must admit that his romance in Panama City is turning out for the best. And speaking of pressure, it was really on us the other night when our keglers tangled with the QMC bowling team. We took one of the three games and now are tied for 1st pla.ce.-C.G.B.


-A MEDICAL DETACHMENT ;::! 1 though not yet fully equipped, the 'hospital was activated on March 5th. Construction work is still going on and will be for some time. Installation of operating-room and x-ray equipment and other complicated laboratory apparatus has not yet been comp leted. However, we should be all set by April 1st. Two new Medical Officers arrived for duty during the week. They are lst Lieutenants Markowitz and Rapop ort, of New York City. --R.L.M. F SIGNAL SERVICE COMPANY or the second time in two weeks, Danny Blumer was "stood up" by a Bay Harbor "Belle." It was especially humiliating due to the fact that he "roped'' Charlie Beran in on the "date." Beran shared Blumer's grief in a cloud burst, (undoubtedly the product of Sgt. Gacesa's rainmaker). Now the boys harmonize on the patriotic number, "Remem ber Bay Harbor." The sad pert of the story is that the boys are willing to take another "treatment"from the same woman. Go ahead, boys. I hope you have better wea 'ther this time. Mason and Powell staged a foot race to Lt. Thorpe's office when they read the order authorizing furloughs. Pow ell wants to give New Jersey a break, and Mason says that Georgia's very existence depends on his getting up to the--Peach state. Ostrenko is spending all his spare time fixing up a boat. The rumor is that "Wit" is getting ready to go "over the hill" the tough way. Joe Angeletti takes time off from his duties in the supply room to offer suggestions for patching holes in the boat. Incidentally, Joe has b een do ing a swell job in the supply room and in tracking down lost articles from the laundry packages.--w. M. H. QUARTE:RMASTER Sergeant Edwards is the proud pappy of a seven and three-quarter pound baby boy Pvt. Charlie Lake is passing out cigars no, it was for his. recent marriage. The boys who walked guard the qther night have requisiticned some pontoons to keep them afloat in the Florida "sunshine." What does Sgt. Porter do in town besides get a haircut? Pfc. Steve Stra vopolos is very happy these days now that his wife is in town. We're all glad to have Tech Sergeant Jones with us again and hope that he has no more sickness to contend with. A certain Pfc. wonders how ''Dixie" Howell liked his guard duty Ask Pvt. Cicarelli how he likes smoking cigars? We wonder if Tech. Sergeant Suter is ready to build that certain cage he was talking about last week? We understand that last Saturday's inspection was fairly good keep up the good work, boys! Little 'ole Ray Gross has at last been released from the hospital. Our Commanding Officer encountered quite a snow storm on his recent trip north. We're happy to hear that Captain McCartha's mother has recovered from her illness. We see that Lt. Hester has been shifted to a position in the Air Corps where he will be in daily contact with his first love--gunnery. And that Lt. Gundlach has been made the head of motor transport Lt. Boley from salvage to property section Lt. Miller to Barksdale Field. Let's ask for some grass seed for the lawns Sandy Hofherr bought some new skirts t1other week for his car. Who is that guy Kimberg, anyway? All those gals and no potatoes How's he do it? Did you know that Pvt. Martin also keeps the Jewish holidays? Al Lindsay's beautiful wife came in this week to visit him. And speaking of beautiful things, how do you like our 1st place tie in bowling?--R.K.G.


Gossett's Gossip turns aside from the usual atmosphere to give you a first-hand story on the recent courtship and marriage of Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman to Miss Virginia Kirby, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri. Let's go back to October, 1941. That is when I met Cadet Dickerman. We were living at Beacon Beach Every day, we who worked in Headquarters had to journey from the Beach to the Armory and every day I listened, as we traveled to and from the office, to Joe's deep pining for Virginia. (Jffid now we pause a moment to give thanks to Lt. Bryan, the Civil Service Com mission and to the Air Corps Supply.) THE Miss Kirby carne to Panama City to accept a position with the Sub-Depot, Tyndall Field. At last, Lt. D. was happy. His true love had come to Plans were made for the wedding and, finally, the date was set--March 11, 1942. Boy, oh boy, was the wedding nicet They served the most delicious ice cream and cake. Oh, yes, I should mention the fact that the bride looked so pretty in her wedding uniform, and Joe had a nice, clean uniform, too. Theola Thompson played the "marching strains"; Bettie Dickerson sang "I Love You Truly," and Gossett's Gossip sang 11Because11--because I was shaking like a leaf. Kirby's papa performed the ceremony after Chaplain McClelland gave the bride away. I almost cried, but couldn't because I was too happy, looking forward to the ice cream and cake. Mr. and Mrs. 2nd Lt. Joseph Arthur Dickerman left on their honey moon, pursuant to authority contained in Par. 2, SO #52, Headquarters, ACGS, tyndall Field, Fla., dated March 2, Now we are all looking forward to the next Procurement Authority. S /Sgt. Verrett, 66th Materiel, has adopted the trademark "Shoeshine Boy. S/Sgt. Boutwe l l and S/Sgt. Samuel Todd should go well t ogether for a ''bull session" Corp. Ed Podsen, QMC, was certainly in a generous m ood the other evening. Ask Major Fleming about the popcorn Davy, QMC, can think of n oth-ing else he wants. The furlough takes a care of everything wonder how First Sgt. Anderson will leave t hat certain brunette when he goes on furlough to Alabama Sgt. Ballentine has been prorooted to a new job, and Sgt. Wise is .., going on furlough When I say, "Thanks, anyway," to Hice of the Messag e Center he will know what I mean The QMC boasts of a one and only bodyguard who is none other than "Louie" .. Post Headquarters is indebted to Charlie Green for those delicious cookies he so graciously passes out during lunc h time Sgt. Ernest 'N. Stone has g one thro ugh a "period o f reformation" Have you noticed how happy everyon e has become during the past few days?? Sgt. William (Red) Brewer says that he can't take it any longer; he hasn't been "jookin11 for the past two nights. S eems I must mention Brewer again, for he just came in t o remind us that he was going to marry that gal, Nellie, and it ain't Nellie Gray T /Sgt. Frank Bilozur had a report from Grace, saying, "You are such a sweet boy" And Sgt. Garner was stood up the othe r evening. do things like H o land of the Post Sergeants o_tr e has that "far away" look J: Had letters from some of t e b s Kee sler Field. They've been readin TARGET --and think it's great. seems they \Qnl y have (.... .._ )1 42 days 1 [; ../ coming back. F --OF OUR PILOT E ( 1 1 GOING UP SUND A ., HAVE NO PASSEN :::-.-: -: I'M ITCHING TO F Y : r 1iJ. (I' m itching o d>'..'--:;, / fJf' -..._.::.::...;


.. .. The V:ru-dhird The ole Yarcibird's bin feelin kind uv sentermintal this week. mostly on account uv i is only a fawty dollar pvt in the outfit; but they says i ought to feel dis-_ tingwished cause that is sech a raritee. i wuz made mity blue the other mawnin when i tore rna striped undywear half in two on account uv they wuz rna last connekshun with civilyan life. Ever time i'd putt em on i'd think' aboot the times whin i could take off without no pass er nothin--putt on them cordyroy britches an suspenders an spotted tie an that green silk shirt an yaller shoes '(what had the big taps on the heels an clicked so purty on the sidewalk) an ease on down _inter give the lady folks a breruc. But now sinse them striped undywear dun got tore up i ain't got nothin ter remind me of them pleazant i's kind of sad. The ole sgt. what stays in rna room got mity mad whin he caught me in the Barrack Message Center tryin to smooth up rna blanket pants with his lektrick rayzor. The other mawnin whin i wuz room orderlie he axed me had i swept of the porch an i tole him sho, an then he axed me agin an i said sho an then a little later he axed me agin an i tole him quick if he didn't beleeve i had swept it off he could sweep it hisself. An then he gave me a powerful reamin an when i figgered he had dun reamed me the time limit, he kep rite on reamin. I axed him how cum cause i hadn't said anythin back ter him, an hs sayed it wuznt cause i had been talkin, it wuz the exasperatin way i wuz listenin. Maw menchuned in her letter las week that ma unkle, Jess A Guzzler, whose in the distillery bizness, is kind of mad on account uv the govt. dun limited him ter 1 stumpful a day. You know they kut down on his profits aboot 8 er 9 years ago when they made everbody buy a license and labels. Reckon i better be er goin. NBC HONORS WEST POINT Tonight at _9:30 P.M.,CWT, the BlueNetwork of NBC will broadcast a special program, commemorating the 140th Anniversary of the U. s. Military Ac ademy at West Point. Featuring a. sketch of the life of General Douglas MacArthur, the show will be rebroadcast Sunday for the men stationed with MacArthur at Bmaan. Program theme is West -Point's Motto of "Duty, Honor, Country," and the Academy band and choir will render background music. Nearest NBC outlet in this vicinity is Station at Pensacola. Lost ,_!) Beginning next week, w ill publish weekly a "wak!-ad" column as a service to men whose personal belongings have strayed or been lost. In addition, if anyone going on furlough has a car and room for passengers, we will be glad to publish his name. All items will be sent to the Public Relations Office at Headquarters not later than Thursday noon of each week. Down the company street, With a smile so sweet, A Yardbird came a hikin'. Just as slow as a snail, to a fatigue detail, For which he had no likin'. As he eased along, He sang a song, Of the Yardbird's sweet forever; Where he can sleep all day, draw weekly pay, And won't have to work--no, neverl No fatigue details, No pert shavetails, No eatin' out of mess kits. No army beans, Or moppin' latrines, 'Cause the "Ole Man" won't expect it. He'll have plenty of dough. Just to blow, An' he'll never have to borrow In the land so fair, Made for him to share, His happy home of tomorrow. --Composed by the Yardbird.


( GETTinG PERSOnAL ) The odds are 2,000,000 to 1 on the averag e bowler (that's us, Joe) ever turning in a perfect game. As far as we're concerned the 1130011 game is mere ly hearsay. However, there is among us a member of that ch a rmed circle! Modest, unassuming, Paul F. Walsh of the 448th School Squadron has not only accomplished that rare feat of putting twelve consecutive balls into the coveted pocket, but also has been presented with a ring by the American Bowling Congress in recognition of the event! The A.B.C. recognizes as being official only those games that are bowled in leagues under their sanction or and fortunately, Walsh was bowling in such a league at the time he rolled up his perfect game. In his six years of bowling he has several times gone as.high as 279, missing out by one strike. It was on December 28, 1940 that he finally came through with that elusive twelfth str He has bowled in two national A. B.c. Tournaments. Paul hails from Chicago, where he was a member of the North Town Recreation pin team. On the night of his entrance.to the A.B.C. He.ll of Fame he turned in scores of 300-202-235 for a total of 737 points. In the 1940-41 season Paul finished up with the amazing average of 203 pins for 108 games! Previous to his enlistment in June, '41, Walsh was an accountant in an auto accessory shop. Ri ght now he's waiting to be enrolled in the Cadet Training School, having passed his exams several weeks a go. The Walsh ability to control a right hand hook is not limited to Paul alone, for his brother. s and Mother and Dad are better than average bowlers. The best way to describe Paul's kegling prowess is to repeat the comment made by the proprietors of the local bowling alleys "Walsh is one of the few fellows that can walk in here any day of the week and roll up a 200 score!" QMC Ties Finance Tyndall Field's 1bowling league goes into its last week with a race that is equal. in intensity to many a professional athletic competition. Probably the most crucial set of games in the league was played off last Tuesday evening. Cheered on by a gallery of loyal supporters, the keglers upset the leading Finance pin men in two of their three games. The result put both teams into a tie for first place. Hnylka and Kamm star red for the QMC, while Costigan and Anderson set the pace for the ,11Wizards.11 Finance .......... 14 -4-14 4 448th ............ 343rd 344 th ....... 66th ............. Hq & Hq .. Signal ........... 12 "6 11 7 10 8 6 12 5 13 0 18 GAMES ON TAP BOWLIUG: Tuesday vs. Signal 343rd vs. 66th Thursday -Hq & Hq vs. 344th 448th vs. Finance BASKETBALL: Monday -349th vs. 348th 343rd vs. 350th Wednesday -446th vs. 447th 448th vs. 69lst Saturday -Hq & Hq vs. 344th 66th vs. 69th CAGE LEAGUE w L w L 349th "40 66th 22 448th 4 0 348th l 2 69th 3 1 343rd 1 3 350th 2 1 446th :. l 3 69lst 2 1 344th 0 3 447th 2 2 Hq & Hq 0 4 ..


--jest-jokin'-a Last night I held a little hand So tender and so sweet. I thought my heart would surely break, So loudly did it beat. No other hand in all this world Could greater solace bring Than that little hand I held last night: FOUR ACES AND A KING. "Is this the Salvation Army?" "Yes." 11Do you save "Yes.'' bad women?" "Well, save e night." me a couple for Saturday It has been said that a woman-has a better chance of snaring a man if she keeps her trap shut. There was a recruit from the city Who met what he thought was a kitty. He gave it a pat, Said, "Nice little cat." And they buried his clothes rut of pity. OH, I WOULD LOVE TOCISARGE: BUT I'M AFRAID I'M IN TO-NITE. YOU SEE I HAVE A DATE WITH A PRIVATE. The selectees of an eastern training camp were spending their first day on the rifle range. They fired a volley at 250 yards. Not a hit. They moved up to 200 yards. Not a hit. Grimly, they advanced to 50 yards, knelt and fired. No, not a hit. With arms upraised, the sergeant yelled for attention, and with a pleading gesture, he bawled: 11Fix bayonetsl Charge! It's your only chance. Two drunks wer e driving along a country road. ''We 1 re coming to a large city,'' said one. ''How do you know?" asked the other. "We 1 re hitting more people,'' explained the first. ''I can 1 t quite diagnose your case. I think it must be drink." "Thass awright, Doc, I' 11 come back when yer shober."


Twist ofilieUJrist mOVIES FOR THIS WEEK One of the most heartening signs of the times has been the manner in which the leading figures of the entertainment world have taken it upon themselves to personally supplement the recreational facilities of the nation's military units with their own talents. Many radio artists ;have ado pted the practice of dedicating either parts of or entire programs to various army camps or naval training stations, but quite a few of the ether wave stars have also arranged to have their shows broadcast directly from these camps and stations. Because of our distance from a major network outlet; we at Tyndall Field, for the will have t o be content with audible, rather than visible radio entertainment. A few of the leading itinerant performers are Kate Smith, Kay Kyser, and Bob Hope. HElm AND THERE ON THE AIR: He would never announce it himself, and even his own sponsor and network forgot to extend congratulations, but last week marked the tenth anniversary of Bing Crosby's Music Hall" hour It'sbeen ten years of a combination that has brought pleasure to all parties concerned .. scores of prominent radio and screen personalities received their first popular recognition o n the genial crooner 1 s variety show An idea o f Bing's popularity may be obtained from the number of hl a fans they're in the millionst Jack Benny broke a long observed traditionvhen he recently airn.ounced that he would permit sm all groups of service men to witness rehearsals of his Sunday evening broadcasts 'til n ow, Benny rehearsals were closed to the public U p t o n Close, the distinguished NBC 11Red11 newscasi:Dr, a lways has a globe of t h e world at his e lbow when broadcasting Dinah Shore was voted the year's top feminine vocalist in the Radio Editor s Poll conducted by the N.Y. World-Telegram "Duffy's Tavern," a newcomer to the air lanes, replaces the 111/Ve The People'' program on Wednesdays. CBS, 8 P.M Tyrone Power will be the guest star on Fred Allen's 2nd Sunday ni te show. R I T Z SUNDAY, MONDAY, March 15-16 "Remember The Day" Cla.udette Colbert John Payne TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, March 17-18 "Design For Sc a ndal" Rosalind Russell Walter Pidgeon THUHSDAY, FRIDf!.Y, March 19-20 "The Lady Is Willing'' Marlene Dietrich Fred MacMurray SATUHDAY, March 21 "Gauchos of Eldorado" The Three r Jesqui teers "Yokel Boyn Davis Fay, Jr. LATE SFimV, SATURDAY, March 21 "Babes On Broadvfay" Mickey Hooney Judy Garland PANAMA SUNDAY, MONDAY,. March 15-16 "Ghost of Frankenstein" Sir Cedric Hardwicke Lon Chane y Jr. TUESDAY, March 17 "Raiders of the West" Bill Boyd Art Davis WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, March 18-19 "Love Crazy" William Powell Myrna Loy FRIDAY, SATURDAY, March 20-21 "Wyoming Wildcat" Pardon My Stripes" Bill Henry Sheila Ryan "Holt of the Secret Service" Jack Holt


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