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, f f Vol. I No. 18 Arrp:y Air Forces Gunne r y s -chool, Tyndall Field, Fla., May 30, 1942 POST THEATE" OPENS TONITE m O N D A Y IS PAYDA Y;_ The Army Rei ief Fund is your ''Cduse'' --stre n g t h e n ca.u.se by arminQ, 1t -with co n t,.ibu.fions/ rt is desired that the monthly voluntary contributions be continued in each organization on this Post and the money be turned over to the Army Emergency Relief Fund fQr use in this worthy cause." W. A. MAXWELL Colonel, AAF. Commanding It is desired that the opportuni t y to contribute to the A.E.R. be brough t to the attention of every person on this Post, officers, enlisted m e n and every civilian employee 11 F. M. HYNDMAN Lt. Colonel, AAF Officer in Charg e The patience of the men at Tyndall Field has bean well rewarded, for, day marks the opening of one of the f inest Army Post Motion Picture Theat ers in the country. Tynqall's new theater, constructed by Army Engineers, will seat 650 persons and is equipped with the latest "movie" facilities. At the present time itis planned that the theater will offer two complete shows; at 6:00 and 8:00P.M. on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Matinees are planned for Saturdays and Sundays. The box-office will be opened a half-hour in advance of each performance. Lt. Wiseman, Post Theater Officer, has asked for the co-operation'of all theater patrons in observing the es tablished rule of 11No Smoking". Army personnel will be used sively to fill the positions on the theater staff. Coupon books have been issued to the squadron co:mmanders for distribution9 and for the time beine9 P ost Exchange Checks will be accepted f o r admission. FIRST MOVIE FARE Saturday -11Fly by Night11 Nancy Kelly Richard Carlson -"Maybe Darwin Was Rie;ht" -"Hero Worship" A Grantland Sportlight Sunday -"Saboteur" Priscilla Lan e Robert Cummings -"Old MacDonald Duck" (Color Cartoon) Tuesday -"Larceny, Inc.," Jane Wyman E d w ard G. Robinso n
GENE.'RAL MacARTHUR SPEAKS: "Corregidor needs no conunent from me. sounded its own story at the mO'tlth< of its guns. It has scrolled its own on enemy tablets. But through the-bloody-haze of the last reverberation shall seem to see a visio n o f g r im, gaunt, ghastly men still unafraid." It has epitaph shot I Could it be that they are unafraid because they have found God vital, and real to their souls? These men, on the "front" do not "play" with religion. It is real, to them, as reports from various Chapl ains on Bataan and Corregidor demon strate; "Religion plays a vita l role in the lives of the beleagured troops. These troops, at the front, are finding God necessary." "Religious and Biblical literature was at a premiu m f rom the beginning of the Bataan front." "The Bible is bein& rea d her e by m e n a s I've never seen it read before." "A very genuine and great increase in religious interest ha.s been shown." "The spirit of sharing and cooperation among all personnel to the ad-vantage of all concerned will always be one of the memorable incidents from the Bataan campai gn ---if we come out of this alive we o ught to be bigger and broader men." "A staff sergeant's right arm was totally disabled from a car accident. The sergeant begged to be allowed to return to duty on the grounds that he could handle a side arm with his left hand and do guard duty, thus releasi n g some other guard for the front lines. Undaunted by refusals by several doctors, he kept pleading until he was returned t o duty with his unit." These men are fighting for us. Should we support them? Could we let them down? They do not "play" with religion, and neither should we. Shall we attend Chapel Services? CAMEL CARAVAN TO BE HERE WITH F"REE S MOKES, GALS t' MUStC Tyndall Field will receive its first visit by a group of professional entertainers on Wednesday night when Unit #Ill of the C a mel Caravan arrives with its troupe o f performe rs. Headlinin g the show is versatile Herb Shriner, radio, theatre and night-club star, who is known as the "Hoosier H a r monica Humorist." Als o featured on the show a r e petite Jo Andrews, tap dance artist, Lee Norton. s ong stylist in the Lati n manner, N orma Krieger, "La dy of M ag;icr', and Schiff and Skin ner, world champs of table tennis, and the free and easy rhythms of Art Poppe and his Camel Cavaliers. The sho w will be sta ged at the Boxi n g Ring Area located in the rear of Mess Hall :f/:liJ and is scheduled to be gin a t 8:00 P.M 'fhe performance will be free to the men of Tyndall Field and cigarettes will be distributed to the audienceo Come oneg come al11 Chaplain Herbert T. Wilson LT. COL. HYNDMAN TO B E GUEST SPEAKER ON RAI>JO PROGRAM Lt. Colonel Floyd M Hyndman has been invit ed to be t he gues t speaker o n t he sixth edition of ryndall's radio quiz sho w the 11'fhirst for Knowledge'' :Jroe;ram. (Mon. 7:30 P.M. vVDLP). Warrant Offjce r Robert N. Lankford, who so abl y conducted one of the preceding q uiz s essions, will a gain don the quiz-master's robes. The group of men who are to face Mr. Lankford's withering barra ge of questions are: T/S gt. Dani e l s Howell, T/Sgt. Robert Donan, Sgt Harold B. Walton and Cpl. Cecil o. Barr. UNUSUAL FILM AT R'TZ THEATRE The management of the RIT Z Theatre wishes to announce that on June 2, they will show an important documentary film entitled "One Day in Soviet Russia11o 97 in one day made this stirring film of the heroic nation now fiEhting with great democracies to smash Hitler.
f/a/() TECHNICAL SERGEANT RATLEY Technical Sergeant John L. Ratley, chief clerk of the ordnance property office, 1 s unmistakably proud of two things: one is that h e is a part of the Army and the other is that he is a member of the local ordnance company. Evidence of the sergeants enthusiasm for his work will be found in the fact that he rose to his present grade in less than two years, and that he attained it when scarcely 21 years old. Sergeant Ratley grew up n oar Montgomery, Ala., and graduated f rom the Sydney Lanier High Schoo l there in 1939. Following his graduation, he did construction work for one year, and enlisted in the Army in 1940. The sergeant was stationed at Max well Field for a few months and was then sent to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., where he attended a special ordnance school for non-com's. Following his return from ordnance school Sgt. Ratley was promoted to the grade of staff sergeant and sent to Eglin Field, where he was stationed until transferred to Tyndall Field on October 18, 1941. His work at Eglin merited a promotion to technical sergeant on September 29, 1941 In his present position, Sgt. Ratley plays an important role in the requisition of ordnance property. He is an enthusiastic boxer and lists that as his chief hobby. He is married and has one child. ., PARKS I CAPTAIN THORPE Anyone at Tyndall Field may pick up the t el.Gphone receiver, dial four nu merals, and immediately g e t the party or numb e r desired. It all sounds very simple, and actually is simple in so far as the average user of the telephon e is concerned. However, few realize how great has been the amount o f hard work, skill and managerial ability required to build the system up to its present degree of perfection. Credit for Tyndall's efficient communications system goes to the Signal Service C o mpany which i s under the command of Captain J ohn Thorpe, former official o f t h e American Telephone and Telegraph Company. U pon co min g into the Army, a very large number of men have had to take up wor k i n which they had no training or experience in civilian life. This has no t been true in respect to Captain Thorpe, for his entire civilian career has prepared him specifically for the position he is now filling. The Signal Company c ommander is a native of Needham, Mass., and received his education atM I. T., from Which institution he graduated with S.B. and S.M. degrees in 1936. He had four years of ROTC. Since 1936, h e has s erved in various capacities with A. T. & T. in Louisville, Atlanta, Durham, and Charlotte. He came to Tyndall in August, 1941.
Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, AAFGS3 Tyndall Field. Fla. PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER Captain Ammon McClellan ASST. TO P. R OFFICER Sgtc Jack Pnrks Pfc. Jerome Flacks ART WORK Sgt. Oral Ledbetter Cpl. Darrell Broten Pvt. Carl B Lengerich Pvt. Ernest Kenton REPRODUCTION STAFF 1'/Sgt.
every afternoon, The most amusing sight of the week: Lt. Gabriel Powers to stand Our P. R. Officer seems to have 'What it takes", -he was the proud escorter of not one but two gorgeous brunettes the other evening, oQuote Lt$ Belli "I love this little blackhead" o Chaplain McClell and can talk of nothing other than his recent trip to Texas They tell me that Lto Col. Hyndman has a very hard time trying to keep up with his bicycle Lt. Lynn can't decide just what to do with his car when he goes on leave (He might rent the tires out while he's away) oLt. Pittenger insists he can't make himself comfortable on "threeseater-side" of the new buses Lt. Bean seems to be batching it lately EXTRA: I've finally heard, from a re liable sourceD that Lt. Slater has asked her and she said "Yes11 .... Don't ask me who she I'm as curious as you are to know oLt. Burkhart should tainly make a cracker-jack radio an nouncer; he gets in enough practice with his inter-office communication set back in Personnel o.Wonder where Lto Wilson was the other Lt. Hutchison is building a spy glass. I just wondering what he is contem plating focusing the lens onoooooLt. Stapp in a very few days will desert the B.O.Q. for larger quarters oCpto Noble says that New York t he same wonder what Lto Rush could be sweating over these days? GOOD NEWS: I hear that Lt. Silva is coming back before long Lto Dangler doesn't seem too happy cLt. Corr might pop that "question" if he could only control the "color scheme." The proud possessor of that beautiful voice which comes from the Chapel on Sunday morning s is Corporal Robert Way whom, they sayg has all the girls crazy about his voice Hint to the Finance Department: If you are in need of a good and financier, sug gest you hire Jesse Barren of the Air Base Group. It seems he went to town broke the other evening and wound up with a Buick convertible, all that goes with it, and money to lendo Widlitz, QM. offers a. reward to anyone who will return his glasses that he lost while on a recent. moonl ight visit to the beach Saw Neese D. Hicks with his newly acquired wife the other nite (mother was with them) Robert Hearn of the A. B. Group is moaning over the loss of his able I hear she has gone back to teaching schoolo Wha.tzza matter, Hearng couldn't you make a good pupil?eeoincidentally, the statement concerning S/Sgt. Steger, whi ch appeared in this column last wee k is revoked They say that Jack Parks has replaced "Red" Brewer as the Post's leading "cavalier" s/sgt. R. Edwards says that he has definitely lost his technique we can all rest for a. whileg now -He rman Garner has made his Staffe Just saw Sgt. Mahon come ln; he looks pretty bad after that pass home Sgt. Sissom's "will-be" was seen shopping for furniture i n one of P. C's. stores; it can't be long offg folks The boys ove r at QM are still trying to figure out Ray Gross's "Eau de Cologne" affair .... If anyone knows of a "VIeinie., roast that is being planned9 please get in touch with Sgt o Pa.yne of the messa ge center he GO.s.sen's GOSSIP received an invite 1 to one but can9t lo(d:j cate the sender... ( (Ed. notet Gossip's us Gossett attempted to liquidate his woes the other night an d awoke between two beds -on the floorl)
S CAPTAIN J. M. WILKINS gts. Bernard and Cartwright, and Pvts. Scanio and Menendez are back from furlough looking none the worse for wear. Pvt. Edwards won his first fight last Wedms day ntght, but .somehow Pvt. Brinkley can't seem to find competi tion. Pvt. Leto is o n edge, w aiting for hisfurlough, claims he's going to get married. OBSERVATIONS: Pvt. Medero doesn't believe in losing any sleep A typical "Yardbird" is Pvt. McArthur Pvt. Mashburn is to walk in his sleep Pvt Wilkinson always to be smiling, no matter what.--SM .A LT .. W. MARCHESI round of applause for our fSkipper" whose popularity with the boys is A-lo Also, a alute to Whittier on his promotion to the Master Sergeant ranks. w.c. Harris got his honorable discharge but promised to us as soon as he clears up his businesso Let's see what we can do about putting out a first rate boxing Hicks, Corsey, Cliftong Sheets, Cra Renfro and Ritchie are dependable basic soldiers whose consistent squadron duty merits --ss P LT. P. E. WEIS vt. John Eo Lee came through with flying colors in his box i ng bout the other night, now how about some of our other budding pugilists getting into shape so that they can represent the outfit in the ring? The soft-ball tean .will be organiz ed very soon and we should b e able to hold our own against all comers. --KS "'[;.T PENCIL PUSHERS n e lo.st a few more good men this weeko It's goodbye to Red Brewer. W. Thomas, Jim Crumley and "Rocky" CalV''ert.. Incidentally, "Rocky" was one of Coach Livingston's leather slinging prospects. However, Dick can depend on his "little" men to come through. He has four of the best in P Guastella, Castellana, Armanda Gonzalez and Kid" Truchan o There are some nice rumors about Jim Crcrwell and a pair of gold bars, we hope it goes beyond a rumor. "Old man" H:arry Hice is going to be taught what makes a Jeep tick, meanwhile, Tom Woods is going t o take over his jumping job.--JW I 846th QUARTERMASTER here is no question as to what is cooking in the outfit, because baseball is going like wildfire. Quite a bit of healthy competition has been worked up &nd last week saw Pvt. Sanders' motor Pool Clowns dmvn the "Big Nine" by a score of 9-2e It was a close game until "Rock Armn Willingham went to the mound for the "Clowns", after that it was just a question of ho w many runs t h e "Clowns"would score. Sgt. Marquis, how about giving the boys an even break with the visiting femmes of P.Co? You kno w that we are handicapped by your stripes and that 11personali ty" smile o S FINANCE taff Sergeant E.M& Morgan returned from school and then left us the next day on a fifteen day furlough to Bir Ala., for the purpose of acquiring a better half. Lots of luck to youll Morgan. Gas rationing h a e eased the mind of Sgto Underwood, he have to worry abou t hie Georgis heart-throb going out on too many joy-rides with the home town boys. Techo Carl Brandt leaves Tyndall in the near future for a course at the Finance School. (Hurry back, Carl) o Tech. JoS o Blazak left on his long awaited furlougho --CB. P ORDNANCE vto Joe Gentilquoe was certainly glad to see his room-mates back from (Continued to "Yardbird Sez" page).
e SOMETHING TO SHOOT AT: T/Sgt. Howell's score for this quiz was 117511 GENERALt (4 points each) 1. Who was the male star in the first motion picture version of "The Thief of Bagdad?" 2. A fathom is a measure of length. Is it 6, 10, or 12 feet long? 3. What was the name of Robert Fulton's Steamboat? 4. Was Alexander Hamilton the leader of.the Whig, Federalist, or Republican political party? 5. In what country did the expression "Fifth Column" originate? ARMY t ( 2 corners, 5 pts; 3 corners, 10 pts; complete, 15 pts.) 1. How would you march a platoon of men around a square block and back to the same position without giving the same command twice? The men are in formation facing you and the first command is left face (SEE DIAGRAM BELOW.) ATTENTION: A free theatre pass will be awarded to the man who sends in the best question and answer for next Saturday's 11HOW DO YOU RATE?". YARDBIRD'S BUCK PRIVATE'S NON-COM'S OFFICER'S 0 30 30 60 60 90 90 99 SPORTS: (2 points each) 1. Match the names in the le.f't-hand column to the sport with which they are associated in the right-hand col-umn. Pa Weston Freddie Welsh Annie Oakley Duke Kahanamoku Ralph De Palma Francis Ouimet Matt McGrath Jo Jo White Earl Sande Howard Hill Auto Racing Trap Shooting Boxing Golf Baseball Horse Racing Archery Walking Swimming; Hammer Throw GEOGRAPHY: (4 points each) 1. In area, what is the largest self governing Dominion in the British Empire? 2. V fua t body of water separates Spain In Eur op e from Morocco in Africa? 3. In w hat country can the following cities be found--Foochow, Lyons, Lille and Bangkok'? 4. Is "Zion Na.tional Park'' located in New York, or Ut ah? 5. In what state is 11Puget Sound located? YOUR VOCABULARY (4 points each) 1.: Fougasse is B. 2. Favus is a 3 Fennel is a. gas bomb. devil plant. a. a. grass. a. land mine. b. type of paint. b. small kennel c. cream puff. c. skin disease. c. swamp. 4. Factotum is a 5. Fer-de-lance is a 6. is a a.. true story. a. swordsman. a. bone b. precision factory. b. venomous snake. b. ditch. c. general handy man. c. drawbridge. c. animal. -4 l 1 ;.. YOU
BOWLING RESULTS Won Morton 10 Bane 9 Nimocks 7 Vernocy 6 Lost 6 7 9 10 Highest Score of the Week: Mrs. Pluenneke 148 BOWLING BRIEFS Thursday saw the neck-and-neck finish of the second bowling tournament. The Morton team proved worth its sa.lt. .After the firat game they had it in the bag. They were lucky for in the second game Bane's team really outrolled the c hampi ons, undaunted by the knowledge that the tournament itself was lost. In f!l.ct the keynote of this tournament has been team spirit. On the last day, knowing they were. the losers, Vernocy' s and Nimocks' teams bowled just as hard as had had a chance, to the end that the Nimocks' team finally got off the bottom. The highest individual score for the entire tournament was Mrs. Pluenneke's 152. Those showin g marked improvement were Mrs. Wiseman, Mrs. Singleton, Mrs. Wilkins, Mrs. Alcott, Mrs. Morrell, and Mrs. Hester. It was decided to postpone our next tournament until cool weather, so we expect to see everyone at the beach. In anticipation of this, the party after the last day of bowling was at Panruua City Beach. The picnic was a success from cocktails to sunburn and was a gr&nd finale to the STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL: At a recent gatheringMrs. Class was seen to be taking lessons on how to "Put Your Little Foot". ***With all our present shortages Mrs. Bryan gets holes burned in her new silk hose-a horrible catastrophe. Mrs. Thompson says, "I'm married" is the proper response to "Is this an official call?11 ***We're glad to see Mrs. Blom all settled in her new home-too bad that she is going to be unsettled so soon. *** What is Mrs. Fox to do with her new bowling shoe. s now that the tournament is over? *** Another new comer to MacArthur--Mrs. Bristle. PRESEUTING INSIDE VIEWS OF THE WOMEN 1 S NEWS RED CROSS Nine completed sweaters were handed in, in exchange for yarn to knit nine new ones. This definitely accounts for our stock of blue and green yarn. Mrs. c. c. Moore promised to open the khaki and navY yarn next M onday afternoon. Here is the sequel to the first poem for First Aiders by Amy Grief: NO ATTENTION FIRST AlDERS! (Apologies to Everybody) I,.ady, if' I you lying On the ground and (maybe) dying, Though your gore flow red, or blue, I won't try to bandage y ou! I'll remember to forget How to use a tourniquett "Artificial Respiration11 Might cause Me a palpitation! If "queer symptoms" you should sh6w You may lie rtin stattts quo11! And I hardly need to hint I won't tie you to a splint! Do not fret -I won't try traction11If I feel I must show action And you 're lying, prone and white, I will faint myself, from fright! RASPBERRY SHERBET MOLD WITH VVHIPFED CREAM 1 can red raspberries Juice of 6 lemons 1 pt. cream (whipped) cans water 2 cups sugar Press raspberries, add lemon JU1ce, water, and sugar and put into freezing traf until sherbet is frozen hard about 2 inch thick all around the sides, then hollow out the central portion, replacing it. with whipped cream. Put the sherbet that has been scooped out on top of the whipped cream.
iiut The ole Yardbird is still kickin along an i is feelin purty peert. i dun got off'n ma restrickshun. i nevur mindet it much but that extry fateeg kinda got me down. the man had me pullin weeds and totin lumbur an jest nacherly cleanin up the lanskape in ginnerel. i reckin aftur all the sweatin i dun we ort ter have the purtiest kampus on the feeld, but i jest cant seem ter sleep no better on account uv the area not bein polished up, any how iff 'n he is happy i is jest ticklet plum ter deth. The ole man dun pulled a suprize inspeckshun on us the othur mawnin an he happint ter menchun that i wuz in desprit need uv a hairkut. i cuddnt konvinse him by talkin an finally i pulled ot rna p x barber shop ticket receept an showed him. i kind uv agreed with him that wuz the only proof i had that i had dun got a hairkut in the las three daze. if'f'n yall knose whut i means. Ma. sistur Slutsie menchuned in hur lettur that all the folks dun stoppet smokin bull durham an started usin a inferior terbaccer on account uv it is got tin foyle aroun it wl1ich they is savin. i thinks they ort ter be commindet fur sech pussynel diskumfurt. Insidintally, she's suposed ter marry up with Less Maker previdin the draft bard ekzemps him agin fur havin 4 frunt teeth r,one. He lost thim whin he got polluted wun nite an mistook his mules hind laigs fur his frunt gate posts. i is a familly lovin man an nacherly aginst talkin aboot ma own kin but i reckin he aint gonna lose ot on any fit.in i.ff'n he's marreet ter hur. Reckin i'd better be again-----The Yardbird (No. 1) Squa4ron Scr\h'o\\nqs ORDNANCE (Continued) furlough. He got awfullY lonesome, and that's a big room to clean up all alone. Tech. Jim Parks was happy last week over the visit of 1.1rs. Parks from S.C. And Tech R.S. Scott is looking forward to a visit from Mrs. Scott this week. PICTURE OF THE WEEi<.: The line at the supply room on Saturday night waiting for the dry cleaning. Eve n Supply Sgt. Barr was affected this time. --RLS LT. H. D. WATKINS s a result of a few recent transfers--our loss will be the new squadrons' gain. It's unbelievable if true, the story about Sgt. Jordy not having the necessary courage to slip the ring on the finger of THE young lady. Corp. Cullen _is back, as is lst Sgt. Scott welcome home, men. --SGC CAPT. ROY E. GARDNER hose crocodile tears that the Ill!min our outfit are shedding are due to their sorrow over the los s of former gossip-gatherer S/Sgt. Ted Williams. Pfc. Fred Kennedy lost another val-uable hair when he saw a picture of one of his favorite lassies with the announcement of her engagement to a lieutenant. There's a g ood reason for the area around the Field's boxing ring appearing so tidy, our men have included it among their ''policing11 projects. --GVD ARMY AND NAVY SERVICE CENTER The Army and Navy WPA Service Center, located at 210 Harrison Avenue, is sponsored by the local Pilot Club and is operated under the supervision of the Florida Recreation Project, WPA. The Center is open from 9:00A.M. until 10:00 P.M. each day. In ad:iition to reading and writing facitities, it is equipped with a pool table, ping pong table and all types of table garnes. A bridge party is held every Thursday evening with prizes and refreshments being furnishe d by the young women that attend. A community sing is held every Saturday night followed by social games, and a bingo party is staged each Sunday afternoon.
The big event of the week was supposed to have been the boxing bouts scheduled for last Wednesday evening. Eight bouts were originally but allhad to be cancelled at the last moment because too many contestants found that they could not be relieved from their regular duties. However, the A&R Office a n nounces that a new fighting card will be drawn up and these bouts will be held on Friday night at 7:45 P.M. The switch to Friday night _is being made in order to parmi t the Camel Caravan Road Show to use the boxing ring as a stage for their perfor mance here on Wednesday evening at 8:00 P.M. BASEBALL So far, the turnout for the two previous baseball practice sessions were not quite as large as was expected. It was hoped that enough men would be interested so that two and possibly three separate teams could be formed to represent Tyndall Field in compet ition with other air base teams. All men interested and possessing ability are urged to attend the regular Saturday afternoon practice .sesions at 3:30 P.M. and also watch the bulletins for announc ements concerning mid-week practic e calls. I G..hapei s e1'u1i
HOLD TIG-HT, SAR6, !'THINK WE AR &OIN& TO CUSH She: were ment. into He: "Last night I drea.!llt tha.t you chasinf; me all around my apartThen suddenly the. dream turned a nightmare." "VV"hy did that happen, I wonder?" She : "You cau .ght Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust. If it weren't for paint, Our girls would rust. R.L.S. Angry Motorist: "Some of you pedestria.ns walk as if you owned the street. 11 Pedestrian: "And some of you motorists ride as if you owned the car." Shoe Clerk: ''Do you know what causes the modern girl to wear out so much shoe leather? Sheba: "No .11 Shoe Clerk: "That's right." The Cutie: "I dreamed about you last night." The Gent: The Cutie: your face." ''You did t 11 111 did nott I slapped The Girl: 111 feel like going to the devil. How do you feel? The Boy: "Like the deviil, darling." Nothing annoys a. girl more than to be hungry for love and then go out with a. motorist who wants to eat up the road. FORESIGHT I feel so Slid I almost ery Each time I think about the guy Who bought himself a piece of land And built a. roadside hot-dog stand And then again I know a gent Whose every bit of time was spent In wheedling dou gh from h i s relations To build a. chain of service stations Another lad of high arnbi tion Bought a boat ideal for fishin He thought his fortune would be made By counting on the tourist trade Now f o r the moral of this piece Don't ever take a. lonG-term lease Since plans of mice and men, you see Are duck soup for the ---Mogden Ta.sh Y/\RDBIRD DAZE
R.C.A.F.ro A.A.F. A circuit of Time was completed when S / Sgto John McClellan walked into Post eadquarters last Wednesday afternoon and discovered that Tyndall's P erson nel Sergeant-Major was T/Sgt. Robert Donan. Donan and McClellan were "bud dies" back in 1938 when they were students at Hind's Junior College in Ray mond, Miss. When they parted in '38, Donan joined the Army and since that time has been station. ed at four different Army units p (Me.xwell Field, Jackson A i r Base, Eglin Field and Tyndall Field). Meanwhile: j ohn ny McClellan went East to 1Jew York City where he obtained a position in one of the leading hotels. When hostilities began overseas, McClellan applied for appointment as 9n Aviation Cadet While waiting for his application to be accepted, he became impatient and decided to go up to Canada and join the Air Force trere. In Canada. McClellan completed h i s trainin as a sergeant pilot an d was looking forvmrd to being sent across the Atla.ntic for combat duty, when the Ameri can-Canadiail Commission announced that citizens who were serving with the R.C.A.I<'. would be given an opportunity to take an examination and transfer into the u.s Army Air Forces. Joh.nny, and hundreds of other American youths who' had w ith the Canadian Forces, took advantageaf the offer and have now been transf erred to various U.S. Air Bases. Many of the sergeant-pilots w ho arrived at Tyndall Field were a bit disappointed when they learned that their duties here would consist main l y of towing targets for aerial gunnery practice, but they all realize the importance of this phase of the student gunnery progrs..m and they feel that if this is the task the u.s. asksofthem, they will certainly do their best at it. McClellan who hails from Louisville, Miss., and s of' his mates were interviewed by a "Target" reporter and when asked how i.t felt to be back in the U. S. A., the answer came back in "Damn G<'wdl" SUUDAY, MONDAY, May 31, June l "My Favorite Blonde" Sob Hope Madeleine Carroll TUESDAY, June 2 "Here Come the Marines" Victor McLaglen WEDNESDAY, June 3 "Secret Agent of Japan" Preston Foste r Lyn n Bari THURSDAY, FRIDAY, June 4-5 "Great Man's Lady" Barbara Stanwyck Joel McCrm SATURDAY, June 6 "Stardus t on t h e Sage" Gene Autry "Dudes are Pretty People" Jimmy Rogers LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT 11True to the Army" Allan Jones Ann M iller ......... ----==-------..... .. """' PANMful SUNDAY., MONDAY, May June 1 nPls.ymates11 Kay Kyser John Bar rymore TUESDAY, ,Jun e 2 "Parson of Panamint" Charles Ruggles Ellen Drew WEDNESDAY. June 3 "Bittersweet" E d dy and MacDonald THURSDAY, June 4 "Kenne l Murder Mystery" Willia m Powell Mary Astor FRIDAY, June 5-6 11Na.zi Agent" Conrad Veidt "Red River V alley" Roy Rogers ..