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Vol. 1 No. 44 Forces Gunnery School, I 1ST. U.S.O. CAMP SHOW DUE HERE DEC.7 WIN U.S. ENGINEERING DEPT. SAFETY AWARD CAPTAIN JASPER R. HENDRICK, Tyndall's Area Engineer and CHARLES W. DENNIS, the Field's Resident Safety Engineer. The Southeastern District of the United States Engineering Department announced that Tyndall Field's amazing September record of 16 5 ,728 man-hours of work without any accidents resulting in lost time, was the best record made within its jurisdiction during that month. Tacked up on the wall of the Post Engineer's Office is the gray and maroon banner which goes to the post with the best safety record each month. Captain Hendrick, who came to Tyndall late in April of this year, has, in these past seven months, done an excellent job in his capacity as Area Engineer. It was with regret that we heard that the Captain left the Field today for a new assignment. BULLETIN: MAIN EXCHANGE OF PX OPENS TODAY. SODA FOUNTAIN SECTION, LARGEST IN SOUTHEAST, TO OPEN EARLY THIS WEEX. "HULLABALOO!" i s the name. It's the first USO-Camp Show to reach Tyndall Field. And it's only the beginning, boys, for the Special Services Officer has announced that before the month of Dece mber runs out, more similar shows will have appeared heret It looks like they've finally found our address up there in New York. Getting back to it's a streamlined musical revue spotlighting talented performers from the Broadway and Hollywood bigtime. It's a fast paced revue filled with plenty of comedy, dancing and rhythm. The famed comedians Stone and Lee are one of the major attractions, and from a recent tour with Chico Marx, oome Smith, Rogers and Eddy, whose comedy dancing and funny antics have scored hits in all theatres. Paul Nolan, the Juggling Jester, is another smash feature of the show with wizardry which has kept his name in lights for over two decades. The Six Brucettes, lovely and talented acrobats and dancers, round out "HULLABALOO". These amazing young ladies do everything that has ever been done .in acrobatics. The beauteous brown-eyed thrush, Anne Crosby, handles the show's song department. Anne is not only lovely to look at but is doubly blessed with the famous Crosby talent which stood her cousins, Bing and Bob, in pretty good stead. The show will be staged in the Post Theatre and will probably be presented twice during the evening. F o r the exact time of the shows, watch the daily bulletins.
Having expressed ou r gratitu e to God publicly on we should not call it quits. It is well f or all of us to make eac h day a private Thanks giving day. For too many people when praying have t h e spiri t ual "gimmies" -"Please God give me this, please G od give me that". The purposes o f prayer are four: first, to adore God, expressing t o H im our love and loyalty; second, to obtain from Him pardon for our s ins; third, to ask for graces and ble ssings fn ourselves and others; fourth, t o t h ank H im f o r H i s favors. Thanksgiving while last is not least important. W e despis e an ungra t e f u l person--should we s uppos e that God thinks otherwise o f an i ngrate. It takes very little time to say, "thank you" --only a little thought. The Chaplains wish to call the attention of the p ersonne l of this Post t o three week-day features of our sch edul e of services. On Wednesdays at 12:30 P.M. there is amid-week Protestant Worship Service intended mainly for civilian e mployees --needless to say everyone i s wel c ome. For Cath olics there is an afternoon Mass at 5r00 P.M. on Thursdays for those whose hours of duty k eep them from Mass on Sunday. On Wednesdays a t 6:30 P.M. there is a Novena t o our Lady of Victory consisting of prayers a ppropriate for our times and Bened icti on of the Most Blessed Sacrament. SUNDAY IT CAN'T BE DONE T h e man who misses all the fun Is he who says, "It can't be done." In solemn pride he stands aloof And g reets_ eacn venture with reproof Had h e the power he'd efface The history of the h uman race; We'd have no radio or trolley cars, No streets lit by electric starsa No telegra ph nor telephone, We'd linger in the age of stone. The world would sleep if things were run By men who se,y "It can't be don e." WEDNESDAY 8:00 A.M Masa 9s00 A.K Protestant Sunday School 9sl5 A.M MassRecruit Detachment lOaOO A.M Protestant Worship llsl5 A.M Mass 2s00 P.M Colored Worship Service 3a00 P.M Recr u i t Worship Service 7a00 P.M Evening Worship TUESDAY S,oo P.M Mass 6s30 P.M Instruction Class 7s00 P.M Fellowship Club 6a3 0 A M Mass 6a30 P.M C on fessions
We hate to "pun" Kipling, but "The Flight that Failed" is the reason being offered for the missing Thanksgiv .ing Menus. After months of week s of work, these super-duper menus, containing everything from a picture of CoL Maxwell to a course by course description of the sumptious meal, were l eft waiting at the Field in Atlanta, together with Captain Hinchma n and t h e candy. We don't think that they would have made the meal more enjoyable, but we would like to have them to refresh our minds, if not our stomachs, in t h e d ark days that we know must lie ahead Mis' Louise Rollins, who de serted Col. Hynd man for the railroad (Bay L i n e ) will be married to Sgt. Bob Mint n e r of the 69th come Christmas Day. Congratulations For the information of those interested, that pall of smoke over Tyndall Field on Wednesday last, was not from tha paper mill, altho the odo r may have been reminiscent -it was from those C remos that Lt. Broome passed out t o officially announce the arrival of Miss Broome Mr. Howell also takes pleasure in an nouncing the birth of f our puppie s to the present occ upant of his dog hou s e Lt. Roberts, newl y arriV&d, claims that he asked to b e sent t o Combat Duty at his previous s tati on, and wanted to know if we had a litt l e war of our own going on. Well we had ne ver thought of things here i n that particular light Lts. Jennings and Patteson joined the Caterpillar Club this week, when they took to thei r parachutes, and left their gasless AT-6 to fend for itself The Operations Bulletin Board is becoming very popular with the pilots these days, especially between the hours of 1130 and 1300 -there's a good reason And Lt. Stewart made a RON tri p to New York this week -and they called it "leave" Lt. Goode is the newly appointed Asst. gineering Officer o f the "Old Timers". We wish him luc k h e l l need it Capt. John Thorpe, who came to this Field when the only means of communicat i o n was Wag" is leaving for a new assignment in the north And Captain Jasper Hend rick, Area Engineer, has also r e ceiv ed travel orders Lt. "Air Cor p s Miller took a leave of absence and came back "united". And with all of these p alm trees around, this place is beginni n g to l o ok more like Florida every day. That party 'Taler'mentioned" a s being on a milk diet last month, has completed the Atlas" Course and has written one last r equest to Mr. Charles,"Have fi n ished your course. Please remi t t he muscles immediately. Peop l e are questions." Then there i s the sadder, b u t wise r recruit i n the O rdnunc e outfit who entered his barracks room with a box of cookies and said, "Help yourself" Cpl. Ponzio, pinch-hitting for furloughing Ken Witham, also writes that Pfc. P appas, o nce called "Baldy" almost went into a faint when he misunderstood the short haircu t orders to mean that it all had to come off The Q.M. boys wish Sgt. Paul Hemsot h a happy birthdayand many more, birthdays that is, not morn ings after Finance reports that one bright lad, who shall have to go down in history as anonymous, got the bri ght i dea of p utting a "G.I." tie on the white collar of his bunk. (P.S. he got the job) Sgt. Schun tells us that in the Turret Instructors' room in Building #207, is a wailing wall known as lain's Annex No. l". Any man can avail himself of its use with the followi::.g qualifications: His "T.S." slip must be in perfect order and the mana gement r'' serves the right to limit the time. ')s Cronin is "Acting Chaplain", and S, Flanagan, Chaplainu Sg Bill Volk of the Medicos is uo in Ci l cinnat i t rying to persuade "he rrr t ho:': two can live as cheaply as one, o r +.here abouts Sgts. Gering and of th same outfit are in Kentucky for giving, and they didn't go there t o the "blue grass" either We hear that T/Sgt. Flowers didn't believe companion Sgt. SchultE on their recent trip back from Salt Lake City-Flowers was in the wrong berth, wouldn't take word for it rmtil it was almos+ too h ... Cpl Jimmy Freeman i s back f rom : loughand Sgt. Saul Samiof has lef t on what he claims to be his "first:t P f c Harry Mabel threatens to withdraw h b usiness from the "Target" unless he receives more publicity Not content to merely classify every "G. I." on the Sergeant (by the grace of God, Col. Max well, Capt. B urkhart and Lt. T a nnen ) James Mangum is now attempting to add new month to the calendar"OCTEMBER11! (Honest, M angum, I'd face court-martial if I didn't p u t t his in-THEY out-ranked mel) Th.e
TYNDALL IJ.!/!Ij---============-==-W TA GET Published every Saturday by the Special Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla. SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER Lt. Nicholas N. Zemo COMMANDING Col. W A. Maxwell EDITOR Sgt Arnold Milgaten DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING REPRODUCTION STAFF M/Sgt. Woodro w W. Busby S/Sgt. Henry D Vest Corp. Francis Churchil l Sgt. John Webster COLUMNISTS The "Yardbird" tAlC Billy Groutl and ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sgt Saul Samiof NEWS EDITOR Corp. James Freema n The "Taler" PHOTOGRAPHIC OFFICER Sgt. James Montgomery Corp. Roger Keough Pfc Price Terry Pfc. John Marsick ART WORK S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter Pvt. Marshall Goodman Lt. A. PHOTOGRAPHIC STAFF S/S g t W i l l iam Castle S/S gt. Joh n Mitche l l Pfc Everett Tackett Pfc. A. A. Loudis We first heard about it several days ago. As so?n as we heard the news, we began to think of the phrases we'd usewe tried to recollect things that have been said of him. We dusted tha cobwebs from our memory and recalled incidents that occured back in the in fant days of the Field. We knew what we wanted to say-but after all he's an officer and this is the and, well, 11G.I.'s" like us aren't supposed to be too familiar with the officers. But darn it all, it's "G.I.'s" like us that've known him best, guys like Foster and Panasuk and Hines1 and the rest of the Signal Corps bunch Hell, men, Captain Thorpe's leaving, but none of us who knew him will ever forget how he rated-they just come any higher. Mrs. Thorpe, too, won't be forgotten. Her initiative and enthusiasm in Red Cross work and other activities of the Officers' wives' organization, especi ally as one of the first editors of the "TARGETTE" page, is something we won't soon forget. The men of Tyndall salute the depar ture of two of its best soldiers. Cotp. Silas Upchurch At this writing, Captain Hinchman, Post Mess Officer, has not as yet re from Atlanta with the elaborate menus that were prepared for Tyndall's Thanksgiving Dar dinner. The fact that the menus were not distributed at the dinner as originally planned will not alter their value when they fi:r.ally are passed out. Those menus represent many hours of labor on the part of the Pos t Mess st aff, the Reproduction) Pho t o and Draf ting Departments and the unfortunate circumstances surrounding their delay are one of those things that comes un der the heading of "Tough luck". We see n o reason why the sincere ef forts of Captain Hinchman a nd the mem bers of t h e various departments should be less appreciated because of the delay. In this space, last week, we called upon the men of Tyndall Field to submit for publication, any suggestions that they might have on how to improve the Field. Several letters were received and two of them appear in other pages in this issue. Letters received without signatures will not be printed.
"THE BOILERMAKERS" VVell, well, -meet Little Nell: Jim Davis was judged the "Best Looking Boy", or should I say, the "handsomest" Lad on Tyndall Field last Friday night at the 11Rec11 Hall Dance. We're mighty proud of our boy and we're considering entering him in the "Finals" at Atlantic City. Congratulations to Lt. Zemo on the fine work he is doing here. The Band is behind you 100%, sir. Bridge is still in first place down here at the Band Barracks. Sam Thomas hasn't yet found a successful partner but we have to give him a lot of credit because he is certainly trying. Cpl. W. Higbee "APALA CHATTER" five of our crew chiefs are going back to Tyndall, much to our regret. They are; S/Sgts. Butler and Manning; Sgts. Brooks, Sinclair and Wilhoit. Gentleman Jim Carpenter put on an ex hibition that would have done credit to Fred Astaire, ably supported by Miss Margie Austin, local debutante. They copped all honors that night. (Editor 1 s Note: Don't ask us which night, 'cause we don't know). Our Physical Trainer (Pinion) tells us that by keeping a sound body, .we too can succeed as he has done in setting the feminine hearts a-beating in this Van Russell has at last found the ap ple of his eye. She happens to be in the graduating class at the Florida State College for Women. Love has by no means hampered his appetite. Naw, more than ever, he eats twice the normal amount. We are thinking of building a dirt track for racing purposes. The "open road" has proven disastrous--hasn't it? Lt. Cheety is doing a grand job at our mess hall, changing it to almost like the one back home. The hanging of cur tains, the paint job, and the fixtures with Air Corps patterns certainly make things look cozy. M/Sgt. Wright has abandoned the search for the missing stork. there's life, there's hope", Joe% Belle-shy Elliott has a knack for telling the most interesting jokes. He keeps the fellows at the barracks in stitches Mo, and I do mean 11Mo-hair11 Trombitas, is looking for a tonic for his falling hair. Anyone know of a good bitas is willing fellow, arezilt you, prescription? Tromto reward the lucky Sarge? -Sgt. W. J. Murphy P "STATIC CHASERS" vt. Smith is greatly interested in the recent 1138,000 WAAC We hear that they are 1175% Cotton and won't scratch". Private Bryan thinks "Roger" gets aw fully tired working seven days a week. Your reporter is grounded for a week. The moral is: Don't trust the clock on the wall. We hear that the long cross countries at times are better than three-day passes Why are "cokes" so much better in the branch PX than elsewhere? Congratulations are in order for our NCOIC on his recent promotion to Technical Sergeant. Thanks for the soft-drinks T/Sgt. MacLaren. Attention new "Chasers"' Be sure to ask any questions that may come up from time to time. All radio men are more than glad to go into anything pertaining to radio. There's one, however, that usually gets a detoured answermakes it work?". Popular songsa Our choice this week is "Dearly Beloved" instead of ''White Christmas", because, with "Dearly Beloved" who cares whether it's a snowy X-mas or a hot 4th of July? -Pfc. J. MacLaren "REDBIRDS" C:pl. W.P. Grissom, while acting as CQ, was called upon to act as a nurse-maid to a newly born baby, _(newly born) And even if we must say so ourselves, he looked swell as the mother. Pfc. Casey is back from furlough and looking as rolly polly as ever. He has already started to chalk the days or the calender. With 176 more chalk marks he will be able to leave on his next little trip home. S/Sgt. Nogulich, better known as the "Mad Russian", made his Florida debut on Monday night. He sang part one and two from the opera "Potato" by Faust, and when he hit the high notes, many a potato must have sprouted eyes. And speak of the "Mad Russian", it looks like wed ding bells for him and his pianist, Miss Virginia Scarborough.
W e w e lcome back.Cpl. Kinney, a pioneer of the squad r o n who has been on D.S. for a period o f eight months. It w on't be lon g now boys, and we'll have S/Sgt. Donald "Duck" Nixon back from furlough During his absence, Miss Betty Clark has been doing a swell job at k eeping thing s going. S/Sgt. Barne y Duda enjoys every minute while on business at Post Personnel. lhat's the big attraction, Sergeant? 't's just a question, but we wonder hOW much hunting and fishing T/Sgt. Mills does on a three day pass. Reme mber' "It's a double saving when you purchase WAR B ONDS!" -Pre. Del Ponte T "FIN ANCE FANFARE" he Finance p up, "Redline" has gotten him a new friend-a nice young cat. lhe tentative name"F eline". Pvt Ed O'Hearn resumes his duties in the travel section after a tough week of K .P. Ed reports a n e t gain for the week of 5-f pounds. And who would think that Pvt. Orla Harris used to be a c o wpuncher out in Colorado. "Pe rsonally," says our Model T Corporal Joe Capiello, "I find it hard to believ& The guy ain't even bow-le g ged." What Cpl i n W eather with the intials A l Di r kee, paid $8.75 for a pair of used G I. t ype shoes. -Cpl. F. Leon D 11SIGNALIERS" anny Blume r returned from teletype school last week, and is now capable of as much speed on the printer as Miss Monk, the Signal Corps civilian operatoror at least t hat is what he says. Bell left for the same s c hoo l at Maxwell Field last week The Western Union fice w ill b e l oaded with speed demons when all the operators have taken this course. Sgt. Stansberry and "Russ" Cannon came back from furlough. The latter is already planning o n his next furlough. Stansberryis talking about saving money, and looking around for vacant apartments in townand that mean s just one thing. These furloughs certainly are conducive to matrimony! Simms came through a week of K.P. with flying colors a n d is enjoy i n g watching his good friend Cannon roll out at the wee hours of the morning to take up where he left off. We certainly feel sorry for you "Russ", and if you wish, we will oblige you with a chorus of "Hearts and Flowers" every m orning to cheer you on your merryway to number one Messwon't we, Simms? I understand that there are a great many disappointed men on the Post due to the outcome of t h e Georgia-Auburn game. Oh well, it happens to the best of them. I don't know whether or not that will be of much consolation to T/Sgt. Johnny Farr, but John, that's nothing compared to what would happen to Georgia if they had the misfortune to play Boston Col lege. -Sgt. William M. Hines "Q.M. QUIPS" Sgt. Bill McNeil has been making himself awfully scarce for the past two weeks. We wonder if he is mad at the world, or if he is really crazy about his job at the boat docks. Or is it the beach? We all held our the first time one of the female drivers tried out one of the 2t ton jobs. "But," Sgt. R o berts said; ''Why she make look who taught her." Incidentally, we notice that Sgt. Roberts has started crooning again, after a lay-off of several months. Wonder why? We're all glad to see Sgt. Johnnie Jones back from his furlough and rarin' to go. We hope that the new gas rationing won't slow him down any, even tho we know that it will impair his speech for the next few days. News was scarce this week, but let's see what next week will bring. -Pfc. A.S. Rubin "ZEBRAS" The ''Mustangs" are dead. Long live the "Zebras", which henceforth is our official nickname, and you know why. Tyndall Field executives in our outfit include suoh names as Sgt. Student Hq. Chief Clerk and Sergeant-Ma jor "Brilliant" Ballantine. SQUADRON s Sgt. Albert has a beauty in Brooklyn Sgt. Baseman has a b elle in Tallahassee S/Sgt. Giroux has a sweetheart in Denver Pfc. "Gimlet Eye" Baker, our mail clerk, is on furlough and the old place
Sgt. Griffin, the Consolidated Turret IC.xpert 1e a vhi z at Tango Sgt ( Cra dle snatcher) Cramer's wolf call aurelT fascinates the local belles The little militar.y doodads that SupplT Sergeant MulcabT haa been handing out are simplT out of this The boT& think that the new flight STstem is wonderful. Of course, the possibilitT of flight PaT in the future has nothing to do with it, much Pfc. Backer of Statistics haa a fine collection of old coins on displa7 at Student Headquarters Sgt. Welch, a bachelor during his eight Tears of mili tar,y service, has taken unto himself a blushing bride. Have a look at the Ietherlands1 BoTB drilling some morning. TheT reall7 do trieka Sgt. Chisholm, instructor to THAT Lieutenant, is beginning to look like a great lover Best of luck to Sgts. Turner, Landers, Arborio, Seiling and Van Wealden, who are sweating out Aviation Cadet. -Sgt. Samuel Schun MEDICWOES llhe editor of the TARGET" gent}T informed us through last week's issue that we had neglected to offer neva concern ing our officers he seemed so well informed that he forgot to mention the promotion of former Lt. Vincent Rand7 to the rank of Captain. Congratulations, The same editor hinted that we are not keeping tab on the officers' athletic activities. We try our beat to get moat of the news, but it 1a almost impossible to keep up to date when as far awtq as Chicago. (ICditor's note: To Sgt. Charles LaublT the TARGET extends a warm welcome back from an emergenCT furlough. We hope that mattere in Chicago have taken a turn for the better. To Captain Vincent Rand7, we offer regrets for the oversight--had 70U been seen at the PX with TOur new set of bars, which was where we sighted Captain Gaston, there would have been no omission.) Sgt. Mullins did a fine job ot report ing. wa7 of thinking Pfc. McMur trie vaa seen in a happ7 atate after talking to that number in College Park. Georgia Sgt. Seagle, of the low pressure unit, was seen high pressure methods on the local belles. That ian' t an inner spring mattress on Pn. Pellerin's inspection last week. shoved that Sgt. DaniGb could aveep and ahoYel debrh froa the aick and Wounded office. !he well known transit COIIP&DT will be remeabered for a long tiM, eapeoiall.T D.v thia writer becaa of that little walk from the gate with tvo 111itcaaea las\ SaturdaT eYe. Gneas the7 didn1t get our letter to St. Bick. Sgt. McGinnis, Oph. Begich and Jackeral and Pfo. llearick ha'f'e plent7 to tell-mut ha'f'e been quite a pleaaant 6 aontha in Janea'f'ille, Via., on D.s. Who 11 the' officer that h 4oiq the aost aweatln&t Lt. llaile;r combined. pleasure vi th pleaiUre on hh recent trip east and. brought back a collection of landscape pictures for our c1q rooa lfev faoee among the officer include Capt. Joster and Lh. Levin and. !he hoepltal staff velcoiiMIIII the return of Lt. Rapaport 8/Sgt. Bittner tinall;r took the atep and la nov li'f'ing in P.O. We hope that the plane Pfc. St. Clair pilots have a good rear view airror. That lead foot of his will be useful for -Sgt. Char lea Laub} 11'RJ 69!1111 (Buggedt) It is about time that aomebodT aentionecl something about all the weight that Pn. V.. Ganda baa been addinc to hie fraae. It 1 the ruult of th 1U1D7 packaes he haa been recei'f'inc from that certain Mba froa nuahiDc, B. t. (I.1..Lraour, L'Araour) oaa there 'be IJA7-thlq aerlou between Pfo. Gibbon and that laaa who worka in the line PX with the initial of m??? It is vith great plea111re that we unounoe that Sgh. Baailton @nd Laughlin are undisputed champion doughnut eatere of the 69th. (Six are just an appetiser). ..Lt one time there waa one of thoae in ArJilT triendahips-the D1a, Dolan, Do7le, Doria and DiStefano. If one vaa restricted, the7 all vera. !hen ilhipment and aarri&e broke up the binatlon. But I lUre the bond of friendlhip vill neYer die, aad in the cl8Js to coae, perbapa the D' a will aeet again and reli'f'e their 4o Sgt. Grq and Pn. Al.Yeres with the7 could go back to Ohanuh for the durat1ont (P'f't. ATcleUotte aaya to in clude hila, too.) Maurice Gould
"CANARIES" C:ongratulations to S/Sgts. Fisbaugh, Fewell, Bruner and Pesnell on their re cent promotion to the grade of T/Sgts. We understand that chicken dinners will be "on the house" as soon as the added "arm weight" becomes weight somewhere else. Line forms to the right, menl Sgt. Cofer has suddenly taken a great interest in "country life", and we understand that he has been spending all his leisure time "previewing" througq the rural districts of P.C. How 'boot it, "Totter"? With the new radio and reading lamps, the old day room has taken on a very atmosphere. We'll lay odds that there isn t a nicer day room on the Post. Let's keep it that way, fellows. Sgt. was seen one of the ture stores "uptown" in the company of a young lady. Planin' on somepin1 Brad? Perhaps lst/Sgt. Twit chell can give you a little advice? The men on the line have been trying to fin d out who, or what, is the "bottleneck" that is causing the delay in our boys receiving their leather "meoh" uni forms. We understand that there is a reward being offered to the "troublesho .oter who can find it and eliminate it. -Sgt. D.T. Rountree 0 "ORDNOTES" ur regular reporter, Sgt. (Bojangles) Witham has taken off on furlough to the wide open spaces of Vermont where, by this time, he is madly skiing up and down the streets of Montpieller, ing like a wild Indian on the loose-all because he'll be able to do some old fashioned New England "bundling" with 'his little red-headed Pocahontas. No wonder he waited until the wintertime. Upon his return, Sgt. Witham will touch upon the finer points of "bundling" and give lessons to all interested. The Inspector General paid us a visit and found the Ordnance "right on the balll" Not only were we complimented on having the best looking Magazine Area in the Southeast, but a surprise visit to our barracks drew high praise. Take a bow. Take a bow The warehouse gate is the mystery spot of the Post. the most peculiar, or shall we say, romantic, th ings happen there Sgt. Lamuraglia got his gas ration card. Is it true, Toby, that that coffee grinder of yours works? -cpl. Ponzio A LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM "THE GUARDIANS" Dear Editor1 Having just finished my regular Mon day morning perusal of my favorite news paper, "THE TARGET", I note a very seri ous omission. On your front page it stated that General Royce was welcomed by our c.o. and his Staff, and also by the Field Band. Could it be that your correspondent didn't see all those white gloves, or did he think we were part of the Band? We were two platoons strong, ably com manded by our c.o. and Provost Marshall, Major John Wilkins, with ourselves as Platoon Sergeants. We aren't looking for undeserved credit, but those boys in the ranks turned out as fine a piece of work as I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing, much less part in-and you can bet than I have witnessed and taken part in quite a few during the past ft!IW years. I am reasonably aure this was due to some circumstance beyond your control, but thought it my duty to look out for the boys and growl about it anyway. Sincerely, Sgt. Charles E. Bernard, Growler Sgt. Clarence T. Dodd, Co-Growler (Although our "correspondent" was on the line to Yitness General Royce's ar rival, the story in the "TARGET" had al ready been.written in an unsuccessful tempt to get the paper out that evening. Yes, the "G1 wsre there, and their presenc. certainly added to the impressive occasion.) S "THE GUARDIANS" ome of our informants have told us that two at Ft. Myers, C. Hammonds and P. Davis, have been promot ed to Staff Sergeant and "Buck" Sergeant respectively. Good work, boys: And now Pfc. Meola has come back from bis Brooklyn furlough and all he does is rant and rave about the "Big Tcrwn". One thing we is Cpl. Schieber's prowess and ability at public speaking, especially when there is no public! Incidentally, why are Cpls. Leto, Mash burn and Wilkinson called "chow hounds"? And who is giving those El Ropo ci gars to Sgt. Hamilton? Add Coincidental The similarity between Cpl. Artal and Pvt. Sasso; also, between Pvts. Lambert and Roiecki. -Cpl. Sam Marotta
"RHYTHM: REVIEW" NEW TYNDALL RADIO SHOW TO BE SPONSORED BY P.R.O. AND FIELD BAND On Tues day night, December 1, the Tyndall Field Band and the Public Re lations Office will present their first of a new weekly series of radio broadcasts entitled "Reythm Review" The program will originate at the U.S. o. Building on Harrison Avenue and will be heard locally over WDLP. Scripts for the show are being prepared by Sgt. Dal e Barton and Cpl. Robert Paquin under the 3Upervision of Lt. Jesse Bigbee, P.R.O. Barton and Paquin will also share the announcing chores. In addition to the scintillating mu sical scores of the Field's own "Rqythm Pilots", Tuesday evening s program will feature specialty numbers by Cpl. Wm. Rubin in a cello solo of Gabriel-Marie's "La Cinquataine", and the heart-throb vocals of Pvt. Jim Coniff. Mrs. Norman Price has kindly consented to appear on the program and is scheduled to "send" listeners with "Do You Miss Your Sweet heart?". A true-to-life dramatization of an actual rescue by Tyndall 1 s fleet of crash boats will be heard in script entitled rt Happened At Sea". S/Sgt. Alfred Nelson, Sgt. Barton and Cpl. Pa quin 1fill be "starred" in the opus. PCST ADMINISTRATIVE INSP:&:TOR AND STAFF PRAISED BY INSP:&; TOR GENERAL OF AAFSETC Before leaving Tyndall Field last week, the Inspector Genera l told a "TARGET" reporter that this was the first Post in the AAFSETC to receive a negative report so far this year. And, draWing the line finer, the.y stated, "There was not a single discrepancy noted in the reports of unit and similar funds." This last statement was part of the praise heaped upon t he work of Captain Harold Shipmaker and his staff. In checking on the enlisted members of the Captain's staff, we f ound that two of his crack accountants ha"'Te an unusu paralleled career. Cpls. Charles Grady and Ben Hagan both come from the same town, Kinston, North Carolina. The.y were inducted into the Army on the same day, January 13, and were both sent to Ft. Bragg where they remained for two weeks before being shipped to Tyndall. In Februar,y, both men were selected to attend the Army Clerical School at Ft. Logan, returning here in .fa.pril. Then, for the first time in their career, they were separated, but only for a few weeks. Cpl. Grady' was assigned to the Post Administrative Inspector's Office and Hagan joined him in June. Needless to say, both belong to the same squadron. POOT LimARY OFFERS DIVERSION, KNOWLEDGE TO MThiTARY AND CIVTI.IAN PERSCllNEL (By Pvt. P. Nickles) Tindall men who sometimes complain about the lack of "extra-curricular" activities are once more reminded that the Pos t Library offers a solution to their problem. Are you looking for a Nnail-biting" adventure story as an appetizer before "hitting the hay"? Have you forgotten the formula for determining the specific gravity of an object? Is there some principle of radio operation that you don't understand? Are you seeking in formation concerning the political background of the peoples involved in the present struggle for freedom? Whethe r it's fiction, non-fiction or text books the Post Library in the building at Georgia and Suwannee Roads is ready and able to answer your questions and satisfy your wants-if it's in a book Cpl. Joh n Chapman, tile chief librarian_ has had previous experience in the field and has established a commendable reputation for "service with a smile" to the "cu. stomers" that enter his work-shop. Well worth hours may be spent leisure-ly with literature b y Thackery, Hardy, Woolcott, Pearl Buck, Katheleen Norris, Sinclair Lewis Zane Grey and many more o f the world's fam ed yarn-spinners. Technicians and mechanics will find a quantity of material.available in their respective fields, such as "Radio" "En gineering", "Navigation", etc. Linguists may begin or their Spanish, French_ and German, and Scien tists their Math, Chemistry, Physics. and Aeronautics. Magazines range from "Aero-Digest" to "Pic" -with the latest copies of each being available. Approximately 2500 booka are on hand at the library, whi ch i s still in the building that formerly housed the Red Cross office and also served as headquarters for the old 80th A.B. Group. Haw abou t dropping in and taking advantage of this free offer of entertainment and knowledge? 'SUGGESTED READING-11They Were Expendable" "Physics & Aviation" ttw'oolcott Reader" 11Your Wings"
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A "PFFINITINEE" ARE? Do any of you know w hat a "pffini ti nee" are? Well, a "p ffinitinee" are Plural, the souls of departed weathermen, devoured by isobars, dig ested by a low pressure cell. Their natural habitat are thunder clouds, and as far as we know, their main article of diet consists of weathermen who are not yet departed. They get inside one and in addition to drawing strength and nourishment from him, develop 1ame antics. They actually are closely r elated to the R.A. F.'s famed gremlin, except that they are duc k-downed, and attack only weathermen. The main reason for the foregoing de scription of a "pffini tinee" is that they have at last discovered Tyndall Field, and are beginning t o make inroads on the staff of Fourth W eather. For example; A certain Cpl. ini tials a r e Al Durkee, bought a pair of nice new shoes the other night, for which he paid t he tidy sum of $8.95. He deposited the m carefully in the local USO, after which he went off in search of an ancient Greek God named Dionysius, ap parently with some success. On ing to the barracks he proudly opened his package to display his new foot .finery, only t o find that a "pffinitinee" had been at work and had gwapped his brand new sho es f or. a pair of shrunken, second-hand G I. barges, that didn,..t even fit. You see what can happen to the incautious weatherman? Or take t he cas e of a certain Teoh. Sgt. at the station, who, with the aid of shaving-soa p and a brush, worked his face up into a lather, and started shav ing. Af'ter working industriously for :.. f'7N seconds$ mutte ring sounds, usually represented in polite literature by a series of asterisks, became audible, be ing mainly a profane description of the cutting qualities o f his razor. This gave way shortly to the now classic plaints "No wonder it won't out my beard off-------there's no bla de in the bloody thing". A "pffini tinee" w ere at work once more. There's no telling how f a r this will go; with the aid of the weathermans 1 wet finger, we'll keep you posted on the ha voc wrought in Fourth W eather by the gremlins little cousinsa "pffinitinee". -Cpls. Farr and Taylor AMERICAN LEGION POST SENDS LETTER OF THANKS FOR FIELD'S PARTICIPATION IN FAIR "Col Maxwell, Commander Tyndall .Field, Fla. Dear Col. Maxwell:Iti s the desire of James M cKnight #66, American Legion of Panama C ity, that a letter of thanks be written you for your splendid and willing cooperation given our P ost b.r your organization in the of our annual fair. Especi&lly do we want to t hank you for the concert given our Post by the Tyn dall Field band ; for the Air Plane you placed on the Fair Grounds which was viewed by l1181\Y thousands ; for your recruiting booth arid all personnel assigned to exhibits. We appreciate the high mora l t one main tained tbru the assistance of your Military Police and the fine services of Sgt. Marshall in charge of Mili tar,r Police. The American Legion Post of Panama City and the citizens of Bay county, "Salute Yours very truly, John A. Stringer, The above letter was received by Col onel Warren A. Maxwell early last week. The Colonel turned the letter over to the "TARGET" with the statement -"I vas highly pleased with the manner i n which the men of T,yndall Field lent the i r cooperation and assistance to making the recent Count, Fair a successfUl event. Although the letter was addressed to me, credit and thanks should go to the men who participated". Tl1ID.ALL FIELD "SUGGESTION BOX" .. Dear Editor, Have read your article in the "TARGET" on suggestions and want to comment on the subject of K.P. duty. Everyone will agree that a .full week of K.P at any mess hall i s too much. Being a private, I am "eligible" tor K.P. duty. As a member o t the Band, .. I am "limited" t o three days at a time. So, if the week ot K.P. were r edu ce d to three-day stretches. it would not affect me, but it would (Continued on back page)
G E NERAL: (5 points each) YARDBIRD'S BUCK PRIVATE'S NON-cOM'S OFFICER'S (5 points each) 0 30 30 60 60 90 90 99 1. What is the chief export commodity of (a) the United States, (b) Canada? 2. Wha t is a centaur? GEOGRAPHY: 1. What Chile? is the largest seaport of 2. Name two South America n states which have no seacoast? 3 From what is coal derived? 4 What is the name of the drop which oculists use to enlarge the pupil of the eye ? 3. Whs.t is the capital of (a) Spain, (b) Portugal? 4. Who is generally credited with introducing tobacco into Europe? SPORTS: (5 points each) 1 At what weight does a lightweight becom e a heavyweight? ARMY: (5 points each) 2. How many men are there on a Cricket team? 1. In the A.E.F. what is known as the S.O.S.? 3 To win what trophy did Sir Thomas Lipton send challengers to America? 2. Who was the commander-in-chief o the u.s. Army in World War 1? 4. What is the game in which rounded stones are hurled along ice toward a mark o r a tree? 3. What is the name given to the time at which soldiers leave the trenches for an attack? TRUE or FALSE (4 points each) 1. R a yon is a product of the silk worm? 4. Steel will crack more easily than iron? 2 A magnum of wine contains 3 quarts? 5. The linotype is a farm impl ement? 3. C ane sugar is usually higher priced t h a n beet sugar? 6. A gallon of water weighs more than a gallon of oil? MORE OF THE SA.ME (By Pvt. P. Nickles) Across 2. That which is usually orossAd wii;h money 6. Exclamation a. First name of "G.L." griddle-man at main PXrecently trans 9. She'll say it every time! 10. Changeone way another 11. Established Society for Roman Candles (Abbr.) 13. Home of the "unsink able lake" 14. The rudimentary knowledge of any fieldor, "I know 1113" --'a" 16, Vidi, ----" 17. "WA--" 1a. St. H----A (Where liapoleon died) 19. Tyndall Office which sends out the "Hews Bulletins (Abbr.) 20. "BAm" Fish -----Walter Winchell's pamrl.ng Down -y:-An of movement, usually to gain fav orable position, ro mantically, military, or otherwise 2. Police Athletic League (Abbr.) 3. Yale nickname, also skill 4. Washingt on never told one-"it says here" 5. Cooper, Deitrich, Hope, Lamour and Crosby all played in a picture "or the same name" or per taining to thereof 7. Germany and Japan are "that way" toward us a. The age in which we are now living 12. Men, horses and dogs run in 'em 15. You can be behind them, Lean on 1em, drink over 'em, and Officers wear 'em 19. (Abbr.)
RED+ CROSS The needles were clicking furiously at the knitting group on Monday, and the en4 or' the quota will be reached soon, with EVERYONE contributing their efforts. We're still working on the Navy watch caps. scarves, and neat era, with lots of begininers starting on small knitted squares for afghans. When the quota is turned in, we hope very much to receive more yarn so that there will be lots of quick aDd easy garments to make for these girls who are knitting for the first time. We're gra tetul for every newcom er to our group and hope that each one will tell her friends to came, too. The sewing group has started work on the children's pinafores. The print is pink and white, and they are comp lete with ruffles, and lots of fun to make. The need is still urgent for more sewers, for machine stitching, basting, and outting out patterns. We want to repeat our appeal to each and everyone of our readers to oome to the Red Cross Headquarters in the old bank building, on Kondays, from 1 to 4 P.K. Come and give as muoh time as you can spare. All the Red Cross work is an important contribution which every one can malce. Our meetings are also BOWLING NEWS This is the last week of the tourna ment, and excitement is running rampant through the teams Everyone still has a to come out on top, ao every little extra pin knocked down raises cheers and whistles. By the time you read thia, it will all over but the shouting, the shouting being in the form of a picnic luncheon at Mrs. llaxwell' a given by the gallantly disgusted losers to the delightedly deserving winners. The tournament has been sc much tunfor everyone, that we ar"' plan ning to start another very soon. All those interested in or learn ing to bowl watch this page for fur ther announcements on the new league. IHG RESULTS TO DATE------. Mrs. Bryan's Krs. Thorpe's Mrs. Hearn's lira. Howell's Bristle's Silva's team -c -A" -F" -E" -BWon 14 12 12 10 10 8 an id3al means of getting acquainted. S t4AA,1 S!r;cllr Conl/d'e11&al-Tyndall Field officers and their ladies receptioning at the pleasure of Col. Warren A. Maxwell, honoring Kaj. Gen. Ralph Royce, Commanding Officer, AAFSETC, recently returned from Australia, and Brig. Gen. William A. Welsh of Maxwell Field. -A young Captain's iady being greeted by Lt. Gable's keen sense of humor in the form of "This is a great pleasure which I have looked forward to for a long time. Resistance Zero1 Recovering sufficiently later to think of a smart reply. -A Major's wife returning from a nearby city, to find a now-famous Lt. had called at her house. -A devastating brunette being with the nickname "Cairo" br an all-itiBpired Col., fresh back from India Ergo, same brunette returning sans haircut. --Apalachicola base representing itself in good stead. --A Lt.'s lady dumbfounding her ta!>le mates, waltzing with a General. -Col. Luper and Major Wilson vying for honors on the grand piano, and delighting their audience. -Krs. Rowell's youngest now writing letters toa Kr. S. (and it isn't Santa), seeDW he has a crush. --What officer's wife discovered she was "detrimental" on are cent trip? -Capt. and Mrs Hearn drivingto Atlanta, attending the Georgia Tech. game. -Mrs. Gilmore returning to bowling once more. -Captain and Krs Robert Tucker (and Topsy) furloughing :1n Baton Rouge u.d visiting friends at the Blue Room. --Mrs. F. J. Bristle from Evanston, Ill. visiting Capt. and Mrs. J. c. Bristle.
The Yardbird SEZ-The ole yardbird is feelin purty gud rite now on account u f this is the time uv the munth whin I is broke and cant go nowhu r an do nothin ter make me feel bad. I is bin tole that a soljer aint no count ceptin whin he is broke cause thin he aint g o t nothin eevil on his mind but his dooty. I got enuf Bull Durham ter last ot the munth s o I dont reckon I'll suffer too much. Incidintilly f rum all accounts, the posishun u v tale gunner is dun becum eckstree mly romantysized, iff'n yall n ose whut I means. I sho h opes ma good buddie makes ot better with them purity Floridy gurls than I d id, but whin yo gits rit down ter it, he is got a fuw mo kwalificaehuns than I is got. They is dun sint m e up hear ter Tennysee, anma barricks bags ter Nawth Cowlina, an whut wi t h havin rna ouvercote in thim, a n bein sichuated on top uv a mounting an the snow bein aboot a foot deep, an the wind blowin aroun sumthin awful, it gits kinda.cool at times. I reckon I better be agoin.------Th e Yardbird (No.1) SO LITTLE. FOR SO ucH-euv THE SOUNDE ST OF ALL POSSIBLE I N VESTMENTS
FIELD BASKETBALL TOURNEY BEGINS MON. Opening guns of Tyndall's '42-'43 basketbull season will boom on Monday, November 30th, when the "Guardians" and Financs cagers exchange "set" shots on Court #1 at 4s00 P.M. Also scheduled to meet on Monday are the "Signaliers" and the "Canaries". These two frays will mark the beginning of the inter-squadron basketball tournament. Lt. Lawson stated that the first round of the competition will be run off on Post Courts, with the following three rounds being played in the Bay County High School Gymnasium. The Post Courts are located at the rear and along side Mess Hall fl. Forfeitures will result if any team is not present and ready to play at the designated time. Plans for this 'tournament were comoleted last Thursday night at the A. & R. meeting. A committe composed of S/Sgt. Hash, S/Sgt. Olson, Sgt. Moran, Pfc. Gowland and Pvt. Aydellotte, was appointed to take charge of all basketball.arrangements, including the designation of the time at which all games will be played. All squadrons are asked to begin forming teams for the other sports of the second quarter of the year-'round sports program. SCHEDULE OF REMAINING GAMES FOR 1ST ROUND OF BASKETBALL: "Redbirds" vs. "Gunner Makers",(Ct.#l, Tues.-4,30); "White Flashes" vs. "Brownies", (Ct.#2, Tues.-3:30); "Bluebirds" vs. "Zebras", (Ct.#l, Wed.-4,30); "Med icos" vs. "Ordmen", (Ct.#2, Wed.4s00); "Q.M.s : vs."69ers", (Ct.ffl, Thurs.-4,30) and "Old Timers" vs. AAF Band, (Ct.#2, Thurs.-3:30). TYNDALL SPORT SLANTS The latest word on boxing activities is that plans are being made to set up a regulation ring in the "Rec" Hall for weekly or bi-weekly bouts All Officers interested in forming a Post Officers' Basketball team are asked 'to notify the A. & R. Office, #2118, or telephone the Physical Training Dept. at #:2258.... Incidentally, Lt. Lawson reports that the Field's pilot-officers are taking the rugged physical training course i n stride. He says that this statement is in no way a reflection on the "desk" pilots, who are also taking their training seriously. U/Sgt. Dick Underwood has marked off Nov. 30th on his desk calender as "69th Funeral date". Ha.ever, before the Finance men can call the hearse, they've got to da.n five "good men and true" in a game of ten-pins. The "69th" bowlers have challenged the ( s trictly a for their first game of the season. Times 7a30 P.M., Monday e vening. .., NOTICE There will be a meeting of all organization A. & R. representatives a t the "Reo" Hall on Thursday night at BaOO. TO ?7777 GENERAL: (a) Cotton, (b) Wheat; A monster which is a man from the head to the waist whUe the remainder of the body is that of a horse; Carbonized vegetable matter; Belladonna, or one of its derivatives. SPORTS: 175 lbs.; Eleven; America's Cup; Curling. GEOORAPHY 1 Valparaiso; B olivia and Paraguay; Madrid, Lisbon; S i r Walter Raleigh. .., ARMYs Service of Supply ; Woodrow Wilson; Zero hour. TRUE or FA.LSEs False; False; True; False; False; True.
.. 0 II n FUNCTION SAYS, SLEEP I N CLASS AND 'MISSABIT' AND LATER 'MISSUBISHI'. 11 A (PX) Girl's Dream I wish that I had some orchids to wear-A beautiful dress-flared here and there And finally, to dispel all dispair--I wish I could rumple Clark Gable s hair. (Cpl. S. Marotta) Any resemblance between the city of Hamburg and a .steak of the same name is purely a coincidence arranged by the R.A.F. A couple of hillbilly privates were discussing the Bible one Sunday in camp. One said, "Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt." Said his buddy. "So what? A girl on Main Street looked back at me and turned into a beauty parlor." A man in Chicago was grumbling about the heat. Said another, who had just returned from a trip through the south. "Hot! Boy, you don't know what hot is. One day this week in Alabama I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking".
FORMAL DANCE SCHEDULED FOR "REC" HALL Lt. Nicholas Zemo, Special Services Officer, has announced that Friday evening dances at the "Rec" Hall will be a weekly feature during the winter season. The dance scheduled for this Friday will be a formal affair and Tyndall men planning to attend are re quested to appear in Class "A" uniform. Entertainment will be offered and re freshments will be served. The dance will begin at 8:00 P.M. Chaperons and sponsors of the dances are: Mrs Peggy McConnell, Mrs. H. G. Fannin, Mrs. Charley Marks, Mrs. Marion Nelson, Mrs F.E. LeGallee, Mrs. F. M. Nelson, Sr., Mrs. W. w. Morris, Mrs. Ruth Coleman, Mrs. Lucille Moore; Mrs. H.O. Cook, Mrs. C.R. Mathis, Sr., Mrs. H.M. Mcintosh, Mrs. Carl G. Col lins, Mrs. A.R. Rogers, Mrs. F.M. Hol brook Mrs. Gordon Howell, Mrs. J.I. Melvin and Mrs. Borschel. "SUGGESTION BOX"-(Cont.) certainly be a relief to many a "yard-bird". I hope that this. some good may come of Sincerely, Pvt. N. Fishma n Editor, Tyndall, ''TARGET" I would like to suggest that you submit the idea of selling morning newspapers in the PX. It is usually impossible to get some from the news boy Any man that is seen with the "MOBILE REGISTER" is usually mobbed by appeals to pass it on. There is no better morale builder than the following of the War and the news While the NEWS BULLETINS are steps in the right direction, I still believe that newspapers should be made available to the entire field, Sgt. Marcu s Alper ,-------P 0 S T SATURDAY, November 28 We Go Again" Edgar Bergen Charlie McCarthy Fibber McGee and Molly SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 29-30 "Talea of Manhattan Boyer Ginger Rogers Ed. ward G. Robinson & other stars TUESDAY, December 1 seven Sweethearts" Iathryn Grayson Van Heflin WEDNESDAY, December 2 "The Great Impersonation" Ralph Evelyn Ankere THURSDAY, FRIDAY, December 3-4 "New Voyager" Bet .te Davis Paul Henreid R I T Z SUN. MON. TUES Nov 29-30, Dec. 1 "For Me And My Gal" Judy Garland George Murphy W ,EDNESDAY, December 2 "Wild Cat" Richard Arlen Arline Judge THURSDAY, FRIDAY, December 3-4 "New Voyager" Bette Davis Paul Henried SATURDAY, December 6 "Rock River Renegades" Range Busters LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT "Eyes In The Night" Edward Arnold Ann Harding PANAMA SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 29-30 "Powder Town" Victor ldmond O'Brien TUESDAY, December 1 "Falcon Takes Over" George Sanders Lynn Bari WEDNESDAY, December 2 "Two Faced Woman" Greta Garbo Melvyn Douglas THURSDAY, December 3 "Design For Scandal" Walter Pidgeon Rosalind Russell FRIDAY, SATURDAY, December 4-5 "Romance On The Range" Roy Rogers "Gabby" Hayes I