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-, 1 \ Vol. I ) No. 13 Ai r Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida, April 18, 1942 LT. GENERAL ARNOLD VISITS TYNDAlL LEFT TO RIGHT: Col. Maxwell, Lt. Gen. Arnold and Gen. Stratemeyer. NEW PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED Colonel Maxwell announced the promotion of three officers in addition to those mentioned last week.. They are: Major John E. Pluenneke to Lt. Colonel; Captain Thomas B. Carnahan to Major; and lst Lt. Loren A. Bryan to Captain. Lt. Colonel Pluenneke, Post Surgeon, is in command of the Field's hospital. The Colonel has served as an officer in the Army Medical Corps since 1929. Major Carnahan, Plans and Training Officer, is a member of Colonel Maxwell's staff. Captain Bryan is the Commander of the Tyndall Sub-Depot. Accidentally omitted from the promotion list of last week were: 2nd Lts. A .G. Casey and G.C Rush to lst Lieutenant. Lt. Casey is an assistant Mess Officer Lt. Rush is the Personnel Officer for the student detachment. The Chief of the Army Air Forces, Lt. General Henry H Arnold, inspected Tyndall Field last Thursday, and before leaving stated tha t he was well pleased with .the progress made in building up the gunnery school to i t s im portant position in the country's war effort. However, the nation's ranking Air Force General stressed the fact that it is in the fina l results that he and the people of America are interested. Present for the occasion was the Co m:rhanding General of the Southeast Air 'Corps Training Center, Major General George E Stratemeyer and his staff. Both generals, escorted by Colonel Maxwell, gave the Field a thorough inspection and examined every phase of the gunnery school training program. General Arnold was particularly interested in the various e:;unnery ranges, where he found that Tynda .ll was definitely not lacking in sharpshooters. In fact, some of the boys m ade it look so easy that the Generals themselves took over the machine-guns on the jeep range. The Army Air Force Chief was impressed with the usefulness and in the ingenuity of the construction of the jeep range. Another member of the inspecting part;y was Wing Commander Charles Beam ish of the R A. F. Commander Beamish will remain on the Field for'five or six weeks in the capacity of liason adviser on flexible cunnery. He has 'served in a similar capacity in other U. s. gunnery schools but is now anxious to be returned to co mbat duty o f which he has had extensive experience in the present war.


A (!UWITH T#ff As you trave l along the roads of Wes Virgini a you will see, what a t first appears to you to be a m a n a State Trooper, standing in the middl e of the road. H e has his righ t arm up -raised as a signal of caution. In front of him, there is a sig n that reads: "Caution, School Zone s low dovm to 1 5 miles p e r hour. This man is not alive. H e i s mer ely a sign, but so life-like. He is so lifelik e that many think he is flesh and blood, when they see hi::n for the first time. Tha t s i g n stands there silently carrying a vivid messag e that n o one can i gnore. It speaks safety all the time. I t warns drivers they are to be careful, and thus protect human life. It warns of dan[;ers to come It warns of d anger s ahead; hidden dangers; d angers that you c annot see ; dan gers tha t mie;ht be. God is like that. He ever s tands i n the we.y, warning u s of dang ers that lurk ahead. He wa rns u s t h r .)ug h friends. He warn s u s t h r ough o u r conscience. He warns us throu g h small tre> ubles. He permits us to have small troubles, that w e -rna y heed the warning and thus uvoid the s erious ones. Like the p r ophet of old, if' we are wise, we t oo will say tha t w e are turninr; ''ack into the obedience road, back into the Master' s Road. God is always watching our lives. If bad luck comes to us, i t is because we hnve not heeded the warninr,, b u t have tol d (;oct that He does not k no w what He is t alking about, and we rtave gone recklessly past the sig n Then whe n trouble comes, we blame it on bud luck, and not on o u r own foolish self. Or, we b lame God. --The P rophet said, 11I have sinned; for J k new not that thou stoodest in the way against me: N o w t he r efore, i f it p leases thee, I will get me back a gain. Numbers 22:34. --Chap lain Tillson. ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be an Episcopal Holy C ommunio n ::;unday at 7:30 /1.. M. in the Cha pel. CENTE OPENSDespite a torrential rainstorm which was enough to discourage any rug-cut ting soldier and his lassie, Tyndall' s new Buildint was officially opened 1'hursday ni te with a dance that set a new hig h for attendance and enjoyment. An estimated 500 jive fans spent an evening keepinp; time to H o y Wood's orchestra. Major w F Shipmar). wa s responsible for the arrangements and h e was assisted by Mrs. Anne Livingston of the F l a State Recreation Projects. Apprecia t i on is also extended to Marjorie P Doty who wa s responsible for the larg e of young ladies. U.S.O. activities for the wee k include: a pu rty to-nite for Tyndall's student gunners; the r er;ular Tuesday evening dance ; and the for mation of dancing instruction classes on Friday evening These events will be held in the P anama City building. ARMY EMERGENCY WORK TO SUPPLEMENT RED CROSS ACTI VI Tr ES Under the direction of Lt. Colonel Hyn d man the l o c a l chapter of the new ly formed Army Emergency Relief Society will soon be organized and begin its campa ir;n for funds. Whil e i t is t rue that the work of the Army Emergency Relief is sunilar to that of the American Red Cross, Col. Hynd.r.1an wishes to stress the f nc t that the two ore;anizations will no t overlap treir activities, but rather, will wor k hand in hand. P o s s i bly the only difference between the two units is tha t the E mergency Relief Society will carry on where the Red Cros s cannot continue in the relief o f personnel emer g encies. Pay-day contributions by the men at Tyndall Field which hither-t o went to the Red Cross w ill now be directed to the A rmy Emergency Relief Fund In ad dition to thi s source, numerous r e v enue-raising activities a r e p lanned. (


. -Technical Serg;eant Howell Combining ef'ficiency with a smile that is both genuine and c h aracteris tic, Tech Sergeant Daniel S HoweH has built himself up a reputation as being about the most jovial man on the .Field. He is one of those rare persons who can exercise authority mo.intain discipline and at the sarae time keep the r;ood-wlll ar.d r e s pect of his subordinat_es and superiors. As Sergeant-Major of the 80 t h Air .Base Group, Sergeant Howell fills an important position in Tyndall i''ield' s administration. H e enlisted in the in 1935, serving first in the coast artillery, then in t h e infantry and in May of 1939 he was transferred to the Southeast Air Corps Training Center, Maxwell F'ield, Alabama. At M axw ell Howell, previously from a coast artillery clerical school, w a s appointed as First Serg e ant of Headqu arters and Headquarteri Squadron o n M 'arch 15, 1941. H e served as. First Sergeant until last February when h e was appointed Tech and promoted to his present position. A native of Virginia, Sergeant Howell's favorite pastime is to boast that State's virtues. When not ex-. tolling the "Old Dominion", Dan like s to spend his reading a g ood book. Of course, the standing joke about Dan is his Chevrolet, which each day developes a new a ilillent. 'l'he latest story is that anyone w ho wants to ride 'in it mus t firs t bring water f(.)r -the l eaking Lt. Colonel Hyndman With the excepti o n of Lt. Colonel Clifford J. Moore, the officer at Tyn .. d all w h o has s erve d longest in the armed f o rces of his countriis Lt. C olonel Floy d M H:yn d man, Of ficer o f 8 0th Ai r Base Group. Col. Hyndma n enli sted in the Cavalry in 1914 a s a privat e and served i n that branch o f the service until his retife ment in 1 9 39 as Major. Durinr; the e arly part of his Army career, the 8 0 t h Air Base Con uuander served a considerable length of tim e in the P hilippine Islands and was com .. missioned t here in 1917. He spent m os t o f the p eriod between 1918 nnd his reti r e ment at Ft. Riley, Kunsaa, a s a r eg imenta l offi cer and instruct o r in cha r ge o f wea pons. Th0 people of Panama City claim. Col. Hyndman a s their own, for following his retire m ent three years ago Kfter 25 y ears of servi6e, he m ade his h ome o n J.i:ast Peninsula near Panama City. Called b a ck into the service 19 11, Col. Hynd man served as a member o f t he Armored Force Board at Fo r t Knox, K e n .. tucky, where h e distinguished himself' a s a pioneer in the field of' Artn'j' mechanization. H e later served a s Executive Officer at both Er;lin a n d Tyndall Fields. Col. Hyndman is noted i'o1 his e :Jt treme op enne s s and flexibility of m i cd. H e has an u nq u enchable t hirst for facts and i s alway s e a ger to l aarn new methods. H is reoent promotion came as w elcome n ews to all u' t h e many friends of' the able Colon el.


. Published every Saturday by the Pub lic Relations Office, ACGS, Tyndall Field, Fla. PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER lst Lt. Charles B. Rawson ASST. TO P. R. OFFICER Corp. Jack H. Parks ART WORK Sgt. Oral Ledbetter Pvt. Ernest Kenton Pvt. Carl B. Len gerich SQUADRON REPORTERS S/Sgt. J. D. Twitc hell Sgt. Kenneth Stitt Pfc. James F. Barran S /Sgt. M. H. Hutchins Sgt. R alph 0. Boyes C OM111ANDI N G Col w A. Maxwel l COLUMNISTS S / S g t Dewey H Gosset t and The Yardbird TYPIST Miss Roberta Gammon SQUADRON REPORTEHS Cpl M. M Kendall S/Se;t Ted R. Williams Cpl. John T Lampros Pvt. Dav e P Alva r ez EDITOR Pfc. Arnold. Mile;aten ASSOCIATE EDITOR Pvt. Saul Sa.miof REPRODUCTION STAFF T/Sgt. Woo drow W. Busby Pfc. John A. w -ebster Pfc. Francis Churchill Pvt. Roy A. Thorson SQUADRON REPORTERS Pvt. William Hines Sgt. R. L. Mathews Pvt. Ray Gross Pvt. Hobert L. Scott S/Sgt. J. A. Carpenter


Lt. Corr (Elmo) was heard when trying to ease into his house during the wee hours of the morning My deepest appreciation to the writer of this column during my absence. He i s a after own and now Howell has departed for the climate of North Carolina and Home Sweet Home.;.Maybe I should go away again since promotions seemed to be in mass production while I was away Lt. Dickerman has all the information and definitions for the newly-wed's dictioriary Some time ago it was suggested that a collection be taken for the purpose of buying Lt. Bob Bean a wire band for his hat; we noticed he got the band. Now it seems we have another cause-in behalf of Lt. Brantley who apparently misplaced his wire If Lt. Rush suddenly disappears, he can be found in the insurance business it's more profitable, he says We're happy to see Major Harold 11Slick" Clarvoe back again Lt. J. J. Wilson is keeping his fingers crossed in hopes of a I commission in the R.A Good luck, Lt. we hope you get it' too For the snappiest salute we nominate Lt. Knudtsen. Have you heard Lt. Gabriel Powers sing? What's happened to our old Lt. $later? Betcha' the happiest person over his promotion is Chaplain McClel land and every man on the Post is just as happy about it as he is Lt. Wiseman, Greenville surely looks good / Lt. Lynn says the week doesn't have enough days for him to mak e his "rounds" saw Lt. Clayton yesterday and he didn't look so happy. Don't you know that too much work isn't good for one, Lieutenant? I hear Barber Shop harmony prevails at the BOQ during the early hours of the morning. Suggest the officers be auditioned to appear on the Tyndall Field Broadcast--who knows, we might have a Tibbett among the group. 'Tis good to be back at Tyndall after a visit in the best State in the Union, Mississippi. I'm sure no one will disagree with me Thanks to the Target Staff for writing this column. T/Sgt. Howell is running around-like a chicken with his head cut off, prospecting for Ft. Myers Am sure 1st Sgt. w H. Hodges would like to join hands with Dan Red Gilmore would compromise for a pass S/Sgt Johnnie Kimbrell can't seem to keep away from Monarch Cleaners---didn't know he stays that dirty If anyone knows of an available apartment in June please let yours truly know so that he can advise Ed Posden; QM; Ed can think of nothing else these days. Wonder Charlie Green manages to keep that "school girl figure11 Evans, QM, has returned from furlough--now the Major can sit back and relax for a while David Davis, Ordnance, was horne last week and all he can talk about now is bringing his "true love" toP. c ... it's quite easy to tell that Spring has come We'll miss Cpl. Jack Parks while he's on furlough He finally broke down and confessed that he is going to see that gal in the country Wonder how Sissom and Olene are making out? I hear that some of officers, including a Lt. Colonel, took one of our privates out to the Lynn Haven Country Club Golf Course and pulled their ranks on him He had to match the best score that any of the officers made They even made him buy his own "pause that refreshes" at the end of the first nine holest S/Sgt. Willie Wilson is looking for a job I heard--just heard, that one of our culinary experts recently proposed to a young lady who works in the kitchens It has been recommended that Harry Wise be promoted to the rank of "Senior Yardbird" and be presented with a rneda.l of some s-ort for same.


AND HEADQUARTERS hear that McKaig and Vinson have developed an affinity for elderly ladies. However, contrary to this, we have seen ''Big John" escorting Panama City belles far younger than the voting age. Incidentally, what Pvt. received a five line missile from above the Mason-Dixon Line that hit below the belU If you play softball get in touch with First Sgt. Asbury immediately. It's high time our squadron put out a team that was worthy of the namel Harry (I Love 1 Em All) Haylock has been looking for a pair of rug cutters The better t6 bounce wi. Babe! Keep your eyes on the road, Burdeshaw, you know how reckless those telephone poles are. Come to think we'd like to meet our new squadron commander, S:,me day besides Saturday). --W & L LT. C. KEATING, JR, welcome to Lieutenants Keating and Somervell, we offer them our whole ,hearted cooperation in executing the duties of their new posts. Con to Sgt. Willstrop on his promotion to the Staff Ranks. 'Tis a deep dark secret as to why the lassies of our fair city have not discovered the charms (??) of our new mail orderly. We wish to go on record as stating that if there is any other outfit that has any designs on the Post softball crown, it can forget about it here and now. Happy returns to the boys from Cha nute Lowry Fields who have just come back into the fold. The day is past when anyone desiring to see a member of the outfit would only have to step into the Cl ub to find him Those "dam" Japs have broken up that weekend pleasantry and woe be unto them when we meetl LT. A. DES PORTES the drums slowly sgt. Murphy has strayed from the bachelor's patht Who is the lucky (?) girl, Robert ? M/Sgt. Houston likewise This Florida spring weather must be a veritable tonic. The seven mad Russians under the guidance of Sgt. Nogulich (of opera fame) have returned to our midst. Hello fellows, and look out P.C.t One of our newest arrivals is Pvt. Grombacher, who has been in this country for only six years He came from Germany and his folks have just arrived after having been interned in France. Glad to have you with us, Grombacher. Corporal Maloney, is that a blush you're sporting or is it the of sleeping on the beach? .. Anyhoo, is your face red! AIR BASE GROUP fighting sixty-niners have earned the nomenclature of "fire-fighters" what with fighting fires all weeklt A warm welcome to acting First Serg eant Marshall Hoskins incidentally, Sergeant, why so reticent about your recent trip to the altar? You know that you have our best wishes. For stories tingling with a bit of Munchausen, see "Capt." Bernard. Did you know that Staff Sergeant O'Neal used to be a first class catcher in the Georgia-Alabama League? And in two or three weeks at the most, we should have a good ball team since most of the fellows have had previous experience. Corporal Morris seems to be the busiest man in the squadron, he's always in such a hurry. Add peculiararities: Sgt. Ryan worries when he receives maill We miss Pfc. Lauve and his "tr umpet." One of the newer fellows to come into. the outfit is Troy Glidewell from Headquarters, quite. a writer, we hear. /,.


MATERIEL l:lave. you ever looked at Tech. Sgt. Busby's picture album? It's worth a peek! Several of the boys, including Brewer, Bagwell and Moye, took specialist courses over the lst Sergeant Hodges and S / S gt. Verett did the teaching. Sgt. Hodges put the bee on the Post Headquarters boys and the Dept of Training personnel by moving us all into one barracks. It looks as if the honeymoon days are over, fellows. Sgt. Simmons and Cpl. Bagwell breezed in from Chanute Field last week and Cpl. Bagwell was sporting a Ford that runs very wel+ once you get it started. Sgt. 110kefenokee11 Lott is hereby nominated.for the best supply sergeant on the Field He has everything but our dog tags and web belts, and now he's out after them! Why are Sgt s Cherry, Hall, and Brewer looking so expe 'ctant these days? Couldn't be sweating out a stripe, could you fellows? --TRW LT. WHITEHURST to Sgts Devers, Desjardnis, Bbudreaux, Aldridge, Bently and Herton, who have jusi:i returned after completing specialist courses at Chanute Field. Also, greetings to Cpl. Cater, Pfc. Gautreaux, and Pvt. Pickette, who have recently acquired diplomas for radio courses at Scott Field. Cupid took a heavy toll from the cut fit during the Best of luck to Sgt. and Mrs. Childers, Cpl. and Mrs. White and Pfc. and Mrs. Perkins. Help Wanted: It seems as if we rieed help to get Sgt. "Boogie Woogie" Jones to settle down. Perhaps he needs a mate? The man of the week is none other than Sgt. Childers, our crew chief. Congratulations, sergeant, and "Keep 'Em Flyingl" --RSB LT. H. D. WATKINS in ali, our first squadron party was quite a success. Thanks to the girls for making the occasion complete. Lt. Pellis, o u r new squadron adj u t ant, was the unsung hero of the banquet. He and his staff were responsible for the fine refreshments which we thoroughly enjoyed. Sgt. Cain is again with us. Stick around, Sgt., and see what makes this squadron the best on the Field. "Give us a Smoke" Shelly will keep his safety belt fastened in the future We are happy to have a few of our D. S. Men oack under the protection of our wings The squadron "Shaft Slingera" have given up hope of ever.finding some opponents. Guess we're just too good for them. Who i s the prominent young man from Missouri that just doesn't miss? In fact he hits more "birds" accidentally than most men do intentionally. The temporary successor to your reg ular editor can be found in the mess hall, during meal hours, to receive and dispose of complaints. --RHJ ORDNANCE It seems as if Pvts. I. Weiss and Nick Pappas are trying to build an army of supermen. C\an be seen training with cables, weights and barbells three times a week.. We'll wager that when they stroll down the beach the girls gaze on them with awe and admiration. Our nomination for the best dressed officer on the Post is Lt. Hutchinson of Ordinance Pfc. Christiana has that dreamy look in his eyes these days, and the cause is in Ducyrus, 0. Our choice for the best fiLibusterer of the Post is Pvt. Zuckermnn. When this boy begins to talk, he ta.lks! Congratulations to Pvt. Ca.rJpiello. He leaves on furlough this \\'eek and the wedding takes place on the 19' th! -RLS


SIGNAL CORPS Thorpe was recently promoted to Captain, and we all extend our rather belated best wishes. In the not too distant future, we expect to see gold leaves replacing those silver bars. The dial system has been in operation for more than a week, and seems to be working quite satisfactorily. It is especially popular with the switch board operators. As a matter of fact, it is their salvation. Miss Dauphin lives a life of' comparative ease now that she doesn't have to operate the old switchboard. Anyone having trouble getting his party cannot exhibit his impatience to the operator, but has to suffer in silence. Yes, those dials are real pals of the operators. How about a Post baseball team? Sp ring is here and there are lots of talented men that are getting the urge to play ball. Softball is fun, but .it can't take the place of baseball. The Field should be able to have a ball team that could hold its own in the Southeastern Area. Nearby camps, towns, and Air Bases are likely opponents. Competition wi ll be keen and it wi 11 give the boys something to do on Sunday afternoons and on evenings throughout the week. Most .of the fellows enjoy a good ball game. There is plenty of open space around Tyndall to build up a suitable field. Perhaps if enough of you fellows send in your opinions we'll have a team formed in several weeks. "Danny"" Blummer's love life is looking up. He hasn't been stood up in the past two weeks, and that is some sort of a record for him. Congratu lations, D:anny, we knew that your persistence would be rewarded "Hank" Brozanski was asked by an admirer how he developed his physique. The inquirer wanted to know if it was done by weight lifting, wrestling or what. He replied that he was "just healthy." (N.J. climate and night life!) --WHH QUARTERIM.STER (Jolly, didja see the sunburn that Donald Davis acquired after sleepingcn the beach t'other morn? Ask Pvt. Hemseth's bunkies about his ditties that he sings after a bout with Bac'chus. ''Stni tty", who is the skipper of the five-jointly-owned sail boat, roars of a Sunday dawn that "we must go down to the sea a gain" then every Sun. nite he drag s his seasick crew back to their bun k s Hot Foot Howell is in love with another P.c. cutie again, as he now sleeps in his talks w e understand that OUR Lt. Gundlach was captain of his Harvard ball team, so, how about asking him to coach a softball team for us? Pete Catalano is going on guard duty in front of his ex's house soon's he gets his furlough. The story is that they've been going steady for five years. Now he hasn't heard from her i n about two months. SLEEP SCENE: Sergeant Gossett of Post Headquarters spending his first night back from furlough in the Q. M Hank Posden should work for the chamber of commerce here as he has been swimming all winter, brrr. Pvt. Potter and his better half are still romantical Ask (two ton) Tony Gilio about the "thoity poiple boids sitting on the coib stone choiping and eating woims" THINGS VYE'D LOVE TO SEE: The completion of the Post Theatre, grass on Washington Circle, the new neckties, the new shoulder insignias, summer uniforms and the guy who wanted to go swimming in the Motor Pool! Did you know that George Chambers was once a school principal? The wizard of Wisconsin, Ole' George Hall, says they call him "Tarzen" in town, 'cause he's strong as a tarzen men. The men who pick us up nightly in town with trucks deserve a salute for a swell job. --RKG


Tourname n t Eesults PltESENTING 'i{on Lost Team A 12 12 Team B 12 12 INSIDE YIE:WS Team c 12 1 2 Team D 12 12 OF THE WOMEN' S NE\VS Play-Off Team A 479 Pins 11Two pages of facts Team c 444 Pins about the figures Team D 433 Pins behind the men Team B 391 Pins behind the gun. '1 BO\IVLI:-.JG BRIEFS Team "A" bowled itself into first place in the play-off last week a f ter a strenuous session which resulted in an impasse between all four competing teams. It happened thusly: with the score standing Team A 11-ll, and Team "B" 10-12, Team "C" 11-ll and Team "D" 12-10 it seemed certain that the last two games would resolve the tournament, but it turned out to b e not quite so simple. Team "D" lost two games, Team B'' won two, and Teams "C" and "A" each won one and lost one, giving each team a record of 12-12. It had previously agreed that should there be a tie, the tying teams would bowl one line and the team with the hie;hest pinfall would be the "winnah." Nerves were wracked and sinews strained in that final line and tension ran high. Team "A", composed of Mrs Moore, Maxwell, Mrs. Bane and Mrs Clay ton, calmly and confidently knocked down 479 pins to garner the k e gling crown. Teams :'B", 11C", and "D" definitely weren't in the groove. As for vital statistics for t h e tournament, Team "A" had the highest team score for one game with 505 pins, and Team A"'s Mrs. Moore the best individual score with a total of 155 p ins. So it is not surprising that the "A's" e mer ged victorious. The ''Targette11 deems it sui table to offer orchids to Tea m "A". BOWL I NG-Cont. As was previously announced in this column, the turkey presented to the bowlers by 1.Jr. Teag;ue was eaten with due ceremony by all those keglers who attended the tournament tho last day. Mrs. Maxwell and Mrs. Moore had volunteered t o roast the turkey and they really did it up b rown and added a seven course dinner to boot. The occasion was one w hich will be long re-membered. < < COMMISSARY COOKING HOMINY AND CHILI CON CARHE This makes a lot ----about 6 larg e servings. Good Sunday evening supper dish Heat your oven. Drain the contents of: A No. 2 can of hominy A dd it to the contents of: A No. 2 can of chili con carne Then you may add: Minced onion Minced celery P l ace these ingredients in a greased baking dish. Sprinkle the top with: Bread crumbs Grated cheese Bake the dishin a moderate oven 375 for about 25 minutes. (NEXT WEEK: Barbecue Sauce.)


+ RED CROSS + This past Monday we filled up both rooms of the new Red Cross Headquarters overthe Vanity Box Beauty Shoppe. As usual, all fingers and tongues were busy. We understand a po pular softdrink cooler is to be installed, so that will be another drawing card You miss a lot by not comin g down a nd the Red Cross misses you and we d o mean you! Mrs. Maxwell, M rs. Moore, Mrs. Pluenneke and Mrs. Blomquist have just finished a very complex Staff Assistant's course and are now doing field work in that capacity at the local h e adquarters. W e hear that the uniforms they will wear while on duty are q uite delectable. For those of you who have struggled or are still struggling with First Aid, we submit a little d i tLy which has been brought to our attention, to wit: ATTENTION, FIRST AlDERS! By Amy Grief "Lady, if you see me lying On the ground and (maybe) dying Let my gore run, bright and free; Don't attempt to bandage me. there's life, there's hope, So pet, Don't apply a tourniquet; Do not give, for my salvation, "Artificial respiration"! Do not stretch my bones or joints, Do n:ot press my "pressure points"! If ''queer symptoms" you should see, Don't experiment on mel If I'm suffering from "shock", Take a walk around the block! If you must be busy, pray, Help to keep the crowds away! So, whatever my condition, Phone at once for a physician! Let me lie; I'll take a chance Waiting for the ambulance! From ''First Aid" I beg release-Lady, let me die in peace! I STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL: Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Maxwell distinguished themselves in our final bowling battle with the respective scores of 155, 143, and 141. Where did you get that fiery sunburn, Mrs. \"J'aue;h? W e especially liked the eyeglassed effect. Whoever tells Mrs. Maxwell that she should never run with the bowling ball will have to answer to her team .. They lik e t h e way she. b owls .. With the new tournament coming up, Mrs. Blomquist s h o uld make a n effort to mash her fin r;er in the garbag e can once more. Didn't Mrs. Shofner and Mrs. Carna han beam last Sunday afternoon, or didn't you notice? .. Mrs McClelland knows all the stops on her accordian but the new Chapel organ gave her a little trouble. GOINGS AND C OMINGS: Mrs. Medof.and Mrs. Bristol to their home ports; Mrs. Moore on a joy-ride to Broadway; and Mrs. Kevan on a short trip to Appalachicola Mrs. Hyndman is now a. seagoing Colonel's wife, and has mastered all of the intricacies of a ship's galley. W e are interested in seeing how Mrs. Alcott's landscaping will turn out. Our sympathies are with Mrs. Rowell w hose view of MacArthur Avenue is slightly obstructed Don't Mrs Class and her mother look alike'? We would all like to know where Mrs. Gaston procures her Petunias, gratis. Mrs. Gundlach and Mrs. Bane are planning to follow in the footsteps of Patty Berg .. It takes more t han a. follow thru, girls! .. Did uny of you get up to hear Glenn r./iiller who did not play in Dothan last Saturday nite? Th:0'-' All you girls interested in the next bo wlinr; t ournament plan on coming to Mrs. Maxwell's this Friday at 3 P M


but i i s sho bin sweat i n f u r the last weak havin to esplain to sum impawtint folks aboot sum uv rna esperiences last weak whut i dun wrote aboo t e verthin g s allrite now l!lunday we wuz hevin a lecture on s umthin e r othur an :L kept axin so minn,r kwestchuns the sr;t. sayed I never did axe so minny kwestcfnms. whin i wuz a Yardbird an i tol e him If' n you had mn:y;be you would be abl e to answ-ur sum uv mine. Thin we had a littl e heart t o heart talk an i winded U ? l istenin reel intelligint like. Toosdy the man menchuned ter me a gin aboot betallion an i tole him like f ( a tol e me in hu r no higher than pulli n corn ner no lower' n konvinsed h i m jininc; U!J with the parashoot lette1 s. I dont want ter digr:;in pertaters. I reckon i I n rna's letter s he sayed. Otto Nobetter a n his ole lady fell out acin. Fore Otto would co c oo n hunti n he' d set B on the back porch an the ole dog would wait till he treed one jest the size u v that boar d for e h e would b a r_, Last Mundy the ole gal set the ironin b oard out to sun an that coon do g aint bin seen or hear uv sinse. l i e claimed she dun i t on purpose on account uv the do g allu s sleepin in hur nasturshums.----1 reckon I d better b e er goin. The vrorld has room for the manly man with the spirit of rr_e,nly cheer; world delights in the man who s.:rtiles when his eyes keep back the tear; --The Yardbird. ., I t loves the man who wllen thinc;s are "'-, .. w r on b can tu.ke his p l ace and stand his face to the and his eyes t o the liE;htand toil with a willing hand; The manly man is the country's need, the moment s need, forsooth, With a heart that beats to the pulsing troop of the lilied leagues of truth; The world i s his and it waits for him and i t l e aps to hear the ring Of the blow he and the wheel s he turns and harmners he d ares to swing; I t likes the forward look o n h i s face, the poise of his noble head, And the onvrE'.rd l c;nc e o f his tir e less will and the sweep of his dauntless Hurrah for the manly man who comes with sunlight on h i s face, A.nd the strength to do a nd the will to dare a nd t he to find his p lace the t h e his forth to hold sea


The Athletiq and Recreation Office announces the opening of inter-squadron softball competition. Pending confirmation by the daily bulletin, the schedule is as follows: TEAMS TIME Lt. Raymond F. Watson } Monday Capt. Roy E. Gardner 5:00 P.M. LL Joseph E. Adkins } Tuesday Lt. H. T. Whitehurst 5:00 P. M Lt. Cletus Keating Jr.} Wednesday Lt. John Des Partes 3:00 P.M. Lt. Raymond E. Taylor } Wednesday Lt. William Marchesi 5:00 P.M. Lt. E. R. Engelbrecht } Thursday Lt. Bruce A. Campbell 5:00 P.M. Lt. Mil ton B. } Friday Lt. David H. Fogel 5:00 P.M. Each week one team will draw a bye because of an odd number of teams. Tbi$' week, Lt. Weis' team will not play. The softball diainon:d is located on Georgia Avenue between Mississippi and Suwanee Roads. Any teams wishing to play hard baseball can check a.zt, equip ment from the A. & R. Office and wDl be able to use the diamond on week ends or whenever the diamo nd is available. I BASKETBALL SEASON CLOSES The Tyndall Field basketball tournament wound up with the Ordnance Detachment taking top honors. The original schedule was cut short due to the fact that the local Red Cross Chapter required the use of the gymnasium to carry on their work. The Ordnance cage m en finished the season with a record of 7 wins against 1 loss. The teams of Lts. Engelbrecht and Taylor tied f .or runner-up honors. While he wasn't. born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Private John H. Williams was practically brought up with a golf club in his hands. Pvt. Williams of the Ordnance Detachment has been playing golf since he was ten years old and now has twelve years of amateur competition to his credit4 Williams hails from Tuscaloosa, Ala., where his father is the proprietor of a popular nine hole golf course. His ability with the irons never quite reached that of the "master" but for the past four years John has been a member of a man team that has competed in the Southern 4-Dall Champ ionship' Tourney which is dedicated to Bobby Jones. Young Williams' best game was scored during the Montgomery Invitation Match when he turned in a score of 65 on a par 72 course in the qualifying round. John attended the University of Ala bama where he won the golfing championship four consecutive semesters. Also, in 1940, he won the city champ-ionship of Tuscaloosa. Pvt. Williams spends his Sundays teeing off at the Lynn Haven cour&e gi ving pointers to some of our amateur golfing officers. During the week you'll find him in the A. & R. office as assistant to Lts. Thompson and Kopeck. In answer to the inevitable question, John can proudly reply that he has made not one, but two, holesPLAY BALL./ The big time performers of the baseball world opened up h.ostili ties last Tuesday and up to the moment that this paper went to press, showed severalunexpected occure:hces. On .Friday, both major leagues were being led by teams that were c onceded little chance to finish above the seventh slot. Both the St. L .ouis Browns and. the Boston Braves are leading their respective leagues with spotless records of three wins against no defeatsl


" .... .. : : ..: ,' .. '' NOW JUST WHY O'YA WA.N T A THANSF. To rH AtR CoRPS?'' Nell: "That soldier is just bash ful. Why don't you give hiffi a litt l e en couragement?" Sue: "Encou ragement r That e;uy needs a cheering section!" Cadet: Wanna fly'?" Waitress: '' O h--yes! Cadet: Wait, I 'll catch one f o r you." "Hey, 'Legal Beagle,' why do they always call boats 'she'?" "Because they make their best showin g in a wind." Rookie: Here, hold m y g u n a minute, will ya?" Officer: Ro okie: "Hey, I'm a Lieute n a n t ''That's okay--I'll trust ya!" She: (drivin g her car) 11{ian n a see where I wa s vaccinated?" Corp.: Y eah--Sure!" She: "Okay, keep y o u r eye s open. We'll drive by t here p r etty soon." Se;t.: I ;m look ing for someone t o lend rr.e five dollars." Pvt. : W e lls it'"' a nice de. :; for iL" The r e is no com parison b etween wine and wome n--wine gets better with age. f\. successful go l d d ig:e;er m ines h e r O'l'm business. Gossett says n e ver trust u w h o says she loves yot: r.;or e c.wn anyone e lse i n t h e w o r ld. It s hows she's been experimentinG A.nn : ,,. c;o p Don't ycJu de.. e kiss mel" 2 nd Lt. : dea r do n t y ou know you shoul d n t resist an 11 1,Ioney may n o t g rov; on t rees, but i t usuall y c ome s f rom some kind o f sap


.. ... -;:--From Camden, N.J., has come the an-R IT Z nouncement that the huge RCA plant had ceased the manufacture of radio sets, and had within one week transformed its vast facilities and had begun production on vital war tools! The rapidity with which the plant was converted is typical of the speed with which America's artists have offered their services to'the nation's war effort. Characteristic of this the action of Vick Knight, producer of many of radio's outstanding hits, such as the "March of Dimes" and the Hed Cross programs, who has relinquished a $600-per-week position to volunteer his services as producer for the now famed "Command Performance" broadcasts that are short-waved to u.s. fighting men at home and abroad. HERE AND THERE ON THE AIR: Radio' s "Oscars", .or awards for merit, were announced last week and top honors for the year went to ace CBS writer-producer Norman Corwin for his history making "Bill of Rights'' program last Dec. 15. Also awarded the blue ribbon was foreign correspondent Cecil Brown for his eye-witness account of the sinking of the ''Repulse11 and "Prince of Wales." Alfred Wallenstein, Mutual's distinguished maestro, garnered honors for his accomplishments in the field of music. Eddie Cantor will make his first broadcast from an army unit when he airs his "Time to Smile" show from Ft. Monmouth on Wed. nite Lanny Ross leaves CBS on May lst Frank Fay discontinues his variety show at the same time. And due to war priorities, "Spotlight Bands" bids goodbye next week. Dinah Shore will switch to 9:30 P.M. on Sundays after first of the month. (NBC R.) News analyst Ed Murrow replaces 11Silver Theatre" for the summer. (CBS Sun. 7 P.M.) Dr. I.Q.. not only pays his contestants with silver dollars, but his announcers also collect their salaries in the cartwheels. "Fighting Tools11, a new prog ram, describing new types of tools and weapons, takes the air over Mutual networks on Saturdays at 7:30 P.M. SUNDAY, MONDAY, April 19-20 "Song of the Islands" Betty Grable Victor Mature TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, April 21.:.22 "The Vanishing Virginian" Frank Morgan Kathryn Grayson THURSDAY, FRIDAY, April 23-24 11Shanghai Gesturett Gene Tierney Victor Mature 1iVal ter Houston SATURDAY, April 25 Week-end for Three" Dennis O'Keefe Jane Wyatt "Raiders of the Range" 3 Mesquiteers LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT "i>Vhat' s Gookin 1 Gloria Jean Andrews Sisters SUNDAY, MONDAY, April 19-20 "Gentlemen at Heart" Cesar Romero Carole Landis TUESDAY, April 21 "Arizona Terrors" Don (H.ed) Darry WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, April 22-23 "A Yank in the R.A.F." Tyrone Power Betty Grable FRIDAY, SATURDAY, April 24-25 "Bombay Clipper" William Gargan Irene Hervey "Rolling Down the Great Divide" Cartoon and Serial ,.


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