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-1 t I VOir. 1 NO. ARMY AIR FORCES GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FIELD FLORIDA, JAN. 9, 1943 "G. I.'s" TO CHOOSE "QUEEN" THIS WEEK! 1SENATOil CLAUDE PEPPER, (Center}, is greeted upon his arrival here last Sat urday, by COWNEL WARREN A. MAXWELL, (Left), Post Commander, and CAPTAIN AMMON McCLELLAN, who is a close friend of the noted Florida Senator. LT. CLARK GABLE, who, just a few minutes before the above picture was taken received his Gunners' Wings from Colonel Maxwell, takes time out to pin the coveted wings to the blouse of a fellow Gunner, S/SGT. JAMES SIMPSON, of South Ha4ley Falls, Massachusetts. "MISS TYNDALL FIELD" TO BE NAMED AT ANNIVERSARY DANCE ON SATURDAY NIGHT MISS MARGUERITE WILSON BECOMES FOURTH CANDIDATE TO ENTER CONTEST FINALS BALLOTING WILL END WEDNESDAY AT 2 P.M. At approximately 10 P.M. on next Saturday evening at the "TARGET" Anniversary Dance, a burst of fanfare by the Tyndall Field Band will herald the announcement of the winning candidate of the "Miss Tyndall Field" Contest The announcement and the presentation of a $25.00 War Bond to Tyndall's first official "Queen" will be made by Colonel Warren A. Maxwell, Post Com mander. The contest moved into its final stage week with the election of Miss Marguerite Wilson. Miss Wilson became the fourth-week candidate after a close race in which she outlasted Miss Stella Strock and Miss Jennie Crawford. Beginning this morning at 10 A.M., the ballot boxes will be open until Wednesday at 2 P.M. to receive the votes cast by Tyndall enlisted men for their choice or "Miss Tyndall Field". The four contestants in the finals are Miss Josephine Grimsley, Miss Kitty Safar, Miss Edith Hunter and Miss Wilson. Miss Safar, who was runner-up in the second week's voting, replaced Nell Carter as that week's candidate when Miss Carter left the Field for a position elsewhere. The replacement decision was made by Captain Burkhart, chairman of the Balloting Committee.
THE GAME GUY'S PRAYER Dear God: Help me to be a sport in this little gam e of life. I don't ask for any place in the lineup; play me where You need me. I ask for the stuff to give You a hundred per cent of what I've got. If all the hard drives come my way, I thank You for the compliment. Help me to remember that You won't let any thing come that You and I together c. an' t handle. And help me to take the bad breaks as part ot the game. Help make me thankful for them. And, God, help me to always play on the square, no matter what the other players do. Help me to come clean. Help me _to see that often the best part of the game ishelping other guys. Help me to be a "regular fellow" .vith the other players. Finally,. God, if fate seems to uppercut me with both hands and I I m laid up e on the shelf de1mess or old age, help me to take that as part of the game also. Help me not to whimper or squeal'that the game was a frameup or that I had a raw deal. When in the dusk I get the final bell, I ask for no lying, complimentary stones. I'd only like to know that You feel I'vebeen a good guy. REMNANTS I knew you when as youths we dreamed and told What great adventures life held for us in store. I know you now when years have changed the mold And fragile dreams give way to sterner lore. Oh God! be generous with the years that are to come That we may weave the fragments one by one Into a pattern as You would have it done. cthaptl SUNDAY 8:00A.M .. Mass 9:00 A.M Protestant Sunday School 10:00 A.M Protestant Worship 11:15 A.M wMass 7:00 P.M .:: : .Evening Worsilip TUESDAY 5:00P.M ........................ Mass 6:30 P.M ... Instruction Class 7:00 P.M .... Fellowship Club WEDNESDAY ..... Mass 12:30 P.M Noon-Day Devotions 6:00 P.M Protestant Choir THURSDAY 6 : 30 A. M,. ....... .. Mass 6:30P.M .......... Ir.stru.:tjon Class FRIDAY 6:30 A.M ........... Mass 6:30 P.M ......... Jewish SATURDAY 6:30 A.M ... Mass 6:30 P.M .... Confessions I
. "Well, you finally made it," said Col. Maxwell to Lt. Gable as the photographers snapped the tenth different pose of the pinning on of the silver Gunner's wings. Incidentally, THE MAN made an impromptu address to the members of the latest graduating Class of Gunners--to these ears it sounded informative and inspiring Then there is that famous crack that one of our flying sergeants made on the eve before his appointment as a Flight Officer: "Gee, just think, after tonite, we won't be able to go to the U.S.O. anymore!" Lt. Berg has ,just returned from a 15 day leave-and it doesn't seem to have done him any harm Lt. Avery, the Field's new Laundry Of ficer, was wont to clean things in a big way before donning a uniform-he was the owner of one of the largest cleaning plants in the South Chaplain Wilson, one of the Field's first Chaplains, flew up from Ft. Myers the other day-_ claimed he made the trip only to give us a "reamin" for failing to send him the "TARGET" these past few months And speaking of former Tyndall Officers, Captain Strobel (now a Major), Captain McClelland and Major Rubin had quite a get-together in a London club several months ago Our kinfolk from Apalach called Lt. Lawson on Wednesday and asked our physical training director to send over two basketball teams that night, one to play the there and the other to tackle the G.I.s. They'll probably think twice before doing it again-their officers received a trouncing and the enlisted men lost a close one Roast dove on toast was the main course at Tuesday nite's dinner given by Capt. McClellarl, There were no casualties, but everyone was on the lookout for loose buckshot. The hospital reports the arrival of Lt. Johnny Heil, who has assumed the duties of Assistant Adjutant there Miss Monk o f the Signal Office created quite a sensation at Post Hq. when she walked in on Thursday attired in an ensemble that outdid her red hair "There goes my record," remarked Major Fleming as he emerged victorious as a defense counsel for the first time in 17 tries "And since when has the 'TARGET' become twofaced?" asked Lt. Marshall as he thumbed through a copy with two front pages in it. Miss 'Kitty (Cinderella) Safar has become "the people's cherce" as the second-week candidate for the "Miss Tyndall Field" Contest. Kitty was the runner-up that week to Nell Carter, who has left Tyndall and a chance to become its Queen, for the glamour and adventure of a position at the local shipyards .. We have it on good authority that the "latest, and by all odds the choicest, gastronomic treat at #1 Mess Hall is 'Eggs ala Luper'" l'hen the.re is the non-com who delights in driving along Highway #98 at miles per hour-literally thumbing his you know what at you know whom .. Pfc. Gould, 69th reporter, puts it this way: "Circumstantial evidence points out that 1st Sergeant Newsome must have had the most glorious N. Years Eve of the entire outfit". (A glance at his Buick's door will make it hard to believe the actual story unless you heard it from the Sergeant himself) Pvt. Tucker of the Foto Staff has confided that his secret ambition is to own a "Tux" with a "reet pleat"! From the Ordnance boys comes word that M/Sgt. Ratley and the Mrs. received quite a X-MAS gift-a brand new baby daughter .. And Sgt. Christina says that campaigning reaps its own rewards To Finance's Sgt. Leon's quip that "The road to Morocco is paved with Dorothy Lamour", we add, "Yes, and did you ever see such attractive soft shoulders?" The Signal Corp's Pfc. Yale literally "dropped" Post Hq. on Thursday when he fell thru the while repairing wires in the "attic". (In the future, all men going "aloft" will be required to wear parachutes!) Reproduction's wise-cracking, sharp-witted, Sgt. Webster fooled "the experts" this week when he took advantage of a three day pass to wed "The Gal" from Detroit. (Web once publicly stated that "the most interesting event in my life was the day I joined the Army". We wonder if he has changed his mind?) Pvt. Snead's ("Blue Birds") story is that T/Sgt. Boyle's sleep-talking is confined to encores of, "Gas gas rationing coupon books .. red tape ". (It sounds as though he has a good case) And, as one shivering recruit remarkedat5 A.M. roll-call, "I'll bet it's not this cold in ;:;bt-
TYNDALL TARGET Published every Saturday by the Speciai Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla. SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER Captain w. H, Wiltman COMMANDING Col. w. A. Maxwell EDITOR Sgt. Arnold Milgaten DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING REPRODUCTION STAFF M/Sgt. Woodrow w Busby S/Sgt. Henry D. Vest Jr. Corp. Francis Churchill Sgt. John Webster COLUMNISTS The "Yardbird" (A/ C Bill y G rout) and ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sgt. Saul Samiof NEWS EDITOR Corp. James Freeman The "Taler" PHOTOGRAPHIC OFFICER Lt. Joseph A Dickerman Sgt. James Montgomery Corp. Roger Keough Pfc. Price Terry Pfc. John Marsick Pfc. Everett Tackett Pfc. A. A. Loudis ART WORK S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter Pfc. Marshall Goodman Corp. Frank Horn PHOTOGRAPHIC STAFF S/Sgt. William Castle S/Sgt. John Mitchell Corp. Silas Upchurch TYNDALL TOPICS On Februarr 13, 1942, the Tyndall "TARGET" printed a contribution from Pfc. Billf Grout. It was signed "a rardbird", Since that time "The Yardbird Sez" has appeared in every one of the 43 issues that have followed. Tyndall men took the column to their hearts. Thef looked forward to reading it each week, and the "Yardbird" never let them down. Since Billy's column never carried his signature, we received hundreds of requests to divulge his name, but at his own insistance, we kept the column anonymous except for the name which he himself had chosen-"The Yardbird". Finally, late in August of '42, Billy was notified that his long awaited application for Aviation Cadet Training was accepted and it was just a few days before he left that we made known through the "TARGET" that Billy Grout was the author the column. It was Billy's intention to leave the column behind him when he left here, but he didn't realize that his readers would raise such a fuss about it. We don't believe that Colonel Maxwell would mind if we disclose that it was the Colonel who mad e Billy promise to keep on writing the column. Billy kept his promise, and w e received a letter from him each Mondaf with his column in it. Upon his completion of pre-flight training at Maxwell Field, he went on to primary school, and it was here that two weeks ago he was informed that he was not born to be a pilot. His "reflexus and coordinashun" were not quite up to the standards necessary to handle the complicated controls of "millyterrr aire craff". Those of us who knew Billy knew h o w much he had his heart set on becoming a pilot, and we shared his "misurabul dejeckshun". However, despite his sorrow, he still kept the column coming. Since he could no longer be a pi-lot,. Billy's only other wish was that he might return to Tyndall and be with his old buddies until he gets a new assignment. Through the of Tyndall Field's Commanding Officer, it is quite likely that the AAFSETC will grant that request. We didn't print the column that Billy sent us this week, instead, we thought you might prefer to read a few lines of human interest about our favorite columnist.
.. C "FINANCE FANFARE" Dave Hoskinson got on New Years morning and strolled over to Mess Hall #1, at ten to eight. He looked at his watch, muttered under his breath, and on the door. The Mess Sgt. came out to see what the trouble was. "It says on the bulletin board------," said Dave. "What does it say," growled the Sgt. So they both went over !ind read. NEW YEARS DAY MASSES AT 'l .".M and 11 AM. The Finance Sharpshooters now know that there are two colors in the spectrum besides green---like the color of Maggie's Drawers ferinstance. "Whenever I fire," complains Pvt Eddie Scallet, "someone always moves the target." S/Sgt. Bob Costigan walked away with all shooting honors. Bob can shoot from one hip while he rhumbas with the other. And as the slowly fade away and the natives wave a fond farewell, we bring you the nine trillionth of "Dear John", with glamorous, exciting, lovely Aileen Witch. -Sgt. Felix Leon L "APALA -CHATTER" t. Cheety started the new year off in a blaze of glory by getting married to the former Miss Mary MacLaren of Canada. F/0 McCallister also got himself married while home on furlough .. He was married 1n December, the day he became a Flight Officer. Quite a coincidence!! .. Pvt. Tiller is known as the ideal male com panion of several local girls in the big city of Apalach!!! Van Russell is not waiting 'till February to tie the knot, but is going ahead of schedule and has of making it legal sometime this month New Years Eve saw most of the boys really see the old year out. At approximateiy 11:59 1/2 all the fellows got in a circle and gave out with "Auld Lang Syne". (The singing was not the best in the world.) .. Lt. Tischler is in the midst of organizing a meet variots other f'i "'1 ds east, Tyndall boxing team to in the SouthIn basketball, t1nue to defeat the enlisted men conthe Officers. In the last meeting, the NCO's routing the Of ficers in the first game by the score of 28-6; the second game being the direct the NCO's finally winning out in the last second 24-22. ,.Charlie Beran left last Thursday for Tyndall, we hate to see the guy go back he will be missed very much by this believe you me. P.S.: Seems as if weddings are the fad of the day, have just been informed that Sgt. Jack Dyal our supply sergeant was married in Panama City, January 2, 1943! Congratulations Jack, and the best of luck to you, brother you'll need it. -Sgt. W. J. Murphy 0 "BUZZ BUGS" ne of the bitterest controversies in history is waged ln this outfit for the position of maintenance man, left open by the exit of S/Sgt. Shapiro who is bound for OCS. Most young is Pvt. E. J. Miller whose boast is that he can stand in front of anyone and say: "Dat is a conderser and dis is a resistor -dat is to say -dis is a condenser and dat is a resistor". Translated, that astounding remark would probably mean that the price of is not what it should be. A little mentioned member of this organization is R. R. "Mazie" Slatko, now on detached service. To say that his are irritating to the nasal tissues would be putting it mildly. But then, he tries, just as Pvt. Hurst tries to cards. (A very conservative gambler is Pvt. Hurst.) -Pvt. Weller N "THE CLOUD HOPPERS" ow that the bowl games are over and I have out my Boston College money; Happy New Year! .. Gene Bullard looks cute with a G.I. haircut. When it was long, it used to fall in his beer. "Ladies Only" Rourgeois has finally gotten his furlough. Sgt. Guidry will accompany him to Louisiana and fall out in the Cajun country Sgt. Tony Sanfilippo doesn't do much business at the now. The ,-.is the main attraction Pvt. Dave "Mod--el" Stewart has been sweat,ing out the dummies in the fash1on shop getting a change of costume. Ask Corporal Coleman what a certain young lady told him when he tried his "line" on her New Years Eve .. Bogar has started smoking a pipe---claims it keeps his nose warm ... Sgt. Hunter claims that Weeks is mad over going to Apalach and leaving Maggie in the hangar. -Pfc. Ed Strong
T AVIATION SQUADRON his is our introduction to the columns of the "TARGET", so, if we get off the beam perhaps it will be overlooked. So far, we haven't agreed on a nickname for this column nor for the squadron. Major Fleming was not in entire agreement on such suggestions as the "Roaring 30th" or the "Romantic 30th" but we'll come up with a bright idea one of these weeks. Watch for it. A few words of squadrop history might be in order. With the help of a cadre from Dale Mabry Field, Tallahassee, the outfit was formed on the arrival of 250 men here on Nov. 10, all recruits from southern states with natives of North and South Carolina predominating. Recruit drill being what it is, we "ain't saying nothing" about that period and restrictions were lifted well before the holidays. Everybody reported a nice time, those old timers who were eligible for holiday furloughs. Down here on the other side of the tracks we're pretty proud of two things, ou'r sports teams and our musicians. Four quarters have been started under the capable direction of Sgt. W. K. Daniel and Pvts. Slim Young and Josephus Wil liams. A fifty-voice Glee Club started practicing this past week under Pvt. N. E. Singleton and in a month or so we hope to show the Post something really special. This boy Singleton, incidentally, is a musician who can really carry the mail. A trombonist and former director of the South Carolina State Collegiate Swing sters, his "Blues in B Flat" brings down the house when it is played on Sixth Street. To be more technical he falls out in a tonic riff and carries a lot of ninths with diminishing 7ths. Just from one hepcat to another, you understand. That's all for now but you can look forward to more news every week now that we've broken the. ice. Be seein' you. :-:"Cpl. Marvin Carter T "SIGN.t\LIERS" 'here is one person on this Post who is thoroughly convinced that there is no Santa Claus. Lt. Hilliard, despite the fact that he had been a good boy and had not driven over' thirty-five, failed to get a "C" card for Christmas. Perhaps, Lt. Roedel, who has left for "The Hills of Arkansas", will find a second hand card, and forward it to him. Sgt. Blackmon and Simms have not been talking about pool and chicken dinners for the past week. I wonder if that ten to five defeat has anything to do with the sudden quieting down of the boys. Simms swears Cannon is lucky. Cannon would rather have Blackmon's luck than a license to steal1 and I say let's try it again in the very near future. I enjoy free chicken dinners, especially at the expense of Blackmon and Simms. Many thanks to Lts. Noble and Meek for the very fine stationery that they put in the Detachment Day Room. That may be a hint that we should write home more often. At any rate it is beautiful sta-tionery, writipg. and very conducive to letter -Sgt. William M. Hines F "ORDNOTES" urloughing Sgt. (bashful) Ponzio writes from New York that he spent New Years Eve with his brunette girl friend, Toto. He claims that he went to Times Square alone, but women are so lonely in N.Y. these days, that he had a hard time keeping away from them, and they chased him furiously thru the town until they caught him at the Stage Door Canteen dancing with Betty Grable. It was then that he fainted and Toto took him home. Toto is not to be confused with Gargantua's mate. M/Sgt. Lamuraglia goes on furlough the 5th. He claimed that he was going with his car, but just the mention of it was too much and all the tires promptly blew out. How his "peanut vendor" manages to travel all is his secret. It can be seen coming back from town at 11 P.M. roaring like a B-26. Towels for tears have been given to all the boys who have been moving back onto the Post. JOTTINGS: Cpl. Bailey was married over the New Years Holiday Sgt. Hoey, back from 3 months DS said "I Do" on December 18 ... Cpl. and Mrs. Cappiello are journeying to California on his furlough next w0ek. -T/Sgt. Ken Witham A "VENTURAS" fter racking our bralns fur the past few weeks, Cpl. Pillie finally came through with a new name for the "Brownies". Hereafter, the squadron will be known as the "Venturas" a name taken from the B-34' s we have on the l.ine The name is derived from the word venture which means
expose to chance; To run the risk of; Dare to encounter; Presume to undertake. We believe the new name fits in perfectly with the ideals of the squadron. After "sweating" it out for many months Sgt. Larkin at last got his Air Cadet's order and is off to become a pilot. Good luck, Ir.v. You keep 'em flying and we'll keep 'em firing. Sgt. Cafmeyer's a sad man. Pfc. Harry Smith is getting so fat t:rom eating all those PX that they are going to have to move tQe cigar counter out so that he can get behind it Cpl. Hakeem (The Great) is looking more dreamy eyed than ever since he received seventeen letters in one day---most them from Ohio. Received a letter from Cpl. Joe Glickman, now at Fort Myers, enclosing three ballots for Miss Tyndall Field. They arrived a little late but his choice still has a chance as she is one of finalists. A sight worth seeing these days is the razzle-dazzle ping;-pong batt_ le!? that Sgt. East and Pvt. Black put on every evening. It's good to see Sgt. Grubb around the squadron again after being away on DS up in Brooklyn. How are "Dem Bums" getting along, Grubbie? -Cpl. J. J. Freeman S "BOILERMAKERS" Whetzel sets forth this week end to be joined in Holy Matrimony. We want to wish you the luck in the world, Steve Yo_ur reporter would like .to know the true set-up between one of our Corporals and a young Miss from Win ston-Salem. Everytime she calls up, our. handsome Lochinvar is either on patrol or Furlough. I'll let you try to figure that one out I see Sam Sirianni got the votes out to elect Miss Edith Hunter in last week's contest. Maybe, we'll get better telephone service now What Buck Sergeant ought to wake up and stoP, trying to rob the cradle, Probably the next date he has, she'll be carrying a rattle. -Cpl. wn J. Higbee S MEDICWOES !/Sgt. Fontenot and Pfc. West were seen maneuvering down Avenue the other day with one of the local belles and not enjoying Pfc. St. Clair's efforts. Ope night later St. Clair was seen alone with the belle The only Me-dics that seem to do any good at the PX a:re Cpl. Luketich and P .fc. Megrey. What's the secret of your success, boys? The gallon jug often seen at the Pharmacy heeded the call for pennies. Sgt. Mullins had waited for about three months to have the AER project photographed; but when the call came the $16.82 was, quickly turned over to Col. Hyndman. The record of having signed furloughs cancelled belongs to Pvt. W. Adams. Cpl. Maxwell is running fast second, but the latter doesn't -take it so hard anymore Don't you think that if walkways were constructed from the rear doors of the Post Theatre that a 1ittle more than fire regulations would be satisfied? -Sgt. C. Laubly A "STATIC CHASERS" 1salute to Pvt. Thomas Hansen, a good maintenance man, who had about nine years of commercial experience before entering the army. At the present reading in the second class of the Post Radio School, Pvt. Willis seems to be making the most progress. All men are getting plenty of experience in radio procedure since the installation of our two-way system in the maintenance shop. Sgt. Wiley finally went home lucky boy and Pfc. Strange made his x.c. to Atlanta, which. is home to him. Please boys, don't scare the Gunners. Remember, you were green once Your reporter has a low-altitude fountain pen. It squirts ink at a height Pvt. Everhart created a new cause receiver trouble "loose mud flappers", whatever they may be. Good luck to Pvt. Kuklis who goes to the hospital in a few days to have his _tonsHs removed. Hurry Pvt. Bryan has 1:415 hrs. as a soloRadio Operator We}come home to Sgt. MacLaren .who has rejoined our sq_uadron ... We also glad to have M/Sgt. back with us after several months detached service at MacDill Field. Work has started on a Compass Room for Post Communications. When it is finished we will be able to test anything in the Radio line, even a Radio Operator. Yours truly has a sad case of "88itis" in Savannah Sweat sweat. All operations now have an excellent opportunity to strut theiF stuff, go to it, boys. "VY 73 and 3011 -Pfc. Jimmy MacLaren
HANDBOOK TO BE ATT ACHED TO PARACHUTES OF AMERICAN AIRMEN IN COMBAT ZONES Army fliers forced to bai l out or crash-land in the jungle, i n t he desert or the Arctic, will in the f uture s .tand 1a goo d chance of being able to find their way back to civilization, the Directorate of Flying Safety has announced. Attached t o each parachute pack will be a complete kit of equipment including a manual outlining the edible roots and plants, the local conditions, the habits of the natives, and general directions for living off t he land, signalling r escue planes, and getting back is rescue fails. T he manuals, prepared with the cooperation of well known explorers, will be weather-proof, a n d insec t p r oof and bound in a bright red cloth so they can be found easily if lost. DID YOU KNOW THAT: Warfare employing chemical means is extremely old? The ancient Greeks used pitch and sulphur in battles? The Bible speaks of "the man who cast arrows and death"? TELEPHONIC RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR I will wait for a dial tone before dialing my number. "I will consult the telephone directory for the number I want. I will report any trouble w i thmytelephone to the Signal Office at once. "I will make my conversations brief and to the point. "I will try to reduce the number of long distance calls that I make." LEDBETTER ,.
.. RED + CROSS Announcement has been made of some changes in the organization of Red Cross. Mrs. Maxwell continues as the chairman of the Tyndall Field Auxiliary. The new head of the knitting group is Mrs. Hearn, with Mrs. Hinchman as her assistant. The sewing group will be headed by Mrs. Mi tche 11, with Mrs. Bryan assisting her. Mrs. Hinchman will continue as instructor of Surgical Dressings class, with Mrs. Hearn as her assistant. We want to urge each and everyone of our readers to come and bring your friends .to Red Cross Headquarters at the First National Bank Building on Monday mornings from 912:00 for Surgical Dressings class and on Monday afternoon from 1-4:00 for knitting and sewing. Everyone is welcome to join the group, meet new friends, and contribute a small portion of their time to the very important work. BOWLING NEWS The new bowling tournament started off with a flourish last Tuesday. There was a good crowd, and as the teams had been selected at the last meeting, the tournament started in earnest, with the worthy substitutes playing for those regular players who were unavoidably absent. Everyone seemed to feel a little lack of practice, but quickly got into the swing of things, with plenty of cheers for the strikes and spares. Team scores as foll.ows: W L W L Mrs. Brua 2 0 Mrs. Berner 1 1 Mrs. Maxwell 1 1 Mrs.Wiseman 1 1 Mrs. Wilkins 1 1 Mrs. Eades 0 2 Come down on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:00 P.M. and BOWL! It's fun! Sh-h-h-STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL! A gay New Years Eve was had by all at the Officers' and Mrs. Howell celebrating their tenth versary with fervor***Mrs. Bristle, being regaled with "Happy Birthday to You" shortly after midnight***A new version of "man bites dog"-a certain Captain's wife urging him to kiss all the girls***Mrs. Bronson and Mrs. Fox battling over a plate of eggs, dividing it carefully in half***Mrs. Fowler and Mrs. Newman losing their Christmas dividend in the well-worked slot mach ines***Mrs. Luper's charming mother, Mrs. Ryder was a guest at the dance*** You have our bet that not one couple there avoided the deluxe confetti--and that everyone worked for several days, getting the last speck of it out of clothes, hair, bedding, and rugs*** Everyone on MacArthur is sad to hear of the death of Roxanne, the lovely English Setter of the Howells---We all agree with Gene that there'll never be another dog like her***Condolences to Mrs. Russo, Mrs. Weis, and Mrs. Graham who, we hear, are sick abed with varying degrees of colds---Hurry up and get well-girls***We all share in Mrs. Moore's excitement over her planned trip to West Point for son Jim's graduation on the 19th of the month. "READER'S DIGEST" EXCERPT At a tea the theory of prenatal influence was being discussed when a newcomer to the neighborhood arrived an4 was introduced. For several minutes she listened interestedly and then spoke up. "I find myself in disagreement, she said, "for I am quite sure there is no such thing as prenatal influence. Take my case as an example. Shortly before I was born my mother tripped over some records and cracked everyone. But it didn't affect me affect me affect me affect me---" (Contributed by Carl Brandt)
Boys, step up and shake hands with the first of our Mess Hall Personalities, Sgt. Robert c. Hughett of the 448th. Bob i s ass't Mess Sgt. at #2 mess hall and hails from Knoxville, Tenn. He's been in the Air Corps since June, 1941, is a graduate of Cooks and Bakers School, F ort Benning as well as Mess Sgt. S c h ool, Camp Blanding and is doing a swell j o b where he is. He has the distinctio n of being the first troop train M ess Sgt. between here and Salt Lake C i t y More power to you,Bob. A q_l! estiou L:l.& before u s that has such depth and profound meaning that inste a d of putting it in the Question and Answer Department, we thought it best, in order to fully clarify it, to make a column out of it instead. Th e question is, are cooks really people? THE-I -----Are cooks really people? Why certainly. CER TAINLY 1 At any rate good cooks a r e Th e y're more than just people they're soldiers and darn good ones. They dress like good soldiers whe n off duty, they act like good soldiers, and they even THINK like good soldiers. And most certainly a good cook experiences much the same feeling and emotion as any other good man in the service. A good cook is proud of his ability and his job in the scheme of things military. He goes about his business knowing that in order to justify its existence, a mess hall must have food good enough to make the men look forward to the meals just like they do thejr mail. He's proud of the mess in which he works and of his place in the a rmy because he thinks of food not as just a lot of belly fodder, but in terms of "good as we can make it". He knows the finished meal must be tasty, satisfying,' wholesome. He knows that the food must be good for it contributes very materially to the comfort and well-being of this army of hungry men. To a good cook, preparing a tasty meal is not just another mere minerun job. It's a sacred trust and he performs it to the best of his ability, But this doesn't mean that all cooks are good cooks. Oh no 1 (That'd be too much.) It's true that there are cooks and cooks. One type in existence is old "Slo Joe". Joe is a cook in name only, and his behavior is just about what you'd expect. He walks around at a speed equal to that of the elevator in Panama City, doing his work with about the same hUarious spirit as Hitler reviewing his plans for the victorious
/V\ESS evacuation from Moscow. Sharing t h e bottom rung of the ladder is the type known among good cooks as "Butter Cutter". He s tarts h i s day's work b y getting out the butter to slic e and manages to make the job run until the good cooks have prepared (and v e r y capably tool) the entire meal. Did you ever hear of "Spurty Gertie"? H e works at a speed that would put a Russian chasing a nastie to shame, then all of a sudden slows down to the speed of Rommel's advance. By spurts he works rea l hard for a bout one hour of the day. Next on the list is Hank the Tank". He may b e depended upon to get the beans out on t i m e and hasn't failed yet, but he only has one speed and that's "jumbo l ow" Even the sight of_ four stars coming through the door won't snap h i m out of it. "Hank the Tank is t h e cause of many a mess sergeant going on a straight diet of fingernails and black coffee. Last is "St ripe Happy". Let any commissioned officer come into the mess hall and all work ceases for him. He just must corner the officer and shower him with attention in flaming hope the word will get back to his own C.O. of what a wow of a man is "-Stripe Happy". Whe n the mess officer walks out of his office, "Hap" is right there. So what do you think? Are cooks really people? We think good ones are. They're more than just people--they're soldiersl And DARN good oneslll ALL RIGHT TILL IT TO R I P
YARDBIRD'S BUCK PRIVATE'S N O N-cOM'S OFFICER'S 0 30 30 60 60 90 90 99 GENERAL: (5 points each) SPORTS: (5 points each) 1. By whom was the Saturday Evening Post founded? 1. Who hit the most Home Runs in one month? 2. What are Mandarins? 3. Where do immigrants first land on arriving in New York Harbor? 2. How many squares are there on a Chess Board? 3. What is a "Texas Leaguer"? 4. What are Barnacles? SLOGANS: (5 points each) HISTORY: (5 points each) What products are advertised by the following slogans: 1. What Colonial ruler in America had only one leg? 1. "They work while you sleep"? 2. "When better cars are built----will build them"? 2. What part did General Gorgas play to help build the Panama Canal? 3. Between 1649 and 1658, England was ruled by a commoner. Who was he? 4. Where was the treaty signed which ended the Revolutionary War? 3. "They satisfy"? 4. "Four out of five get it before they are forty"? WHAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN COMMON? (4 points each) 1. Bostonian. 2. Great Northern. Freeman. Southern Pacific. Regal. Santa Fe. 4. Franklin 5. rver-Johnson. Stutz, Columbia. Chandler. Elgin. OF ______________ __ 3. Manhattan. Van Husen. Arrow. 6. Dobbs. Young. Adams. MY CHOICE FOR TYNDALL FIELD" IS lCANDIDATE'S NAME) (CANDIDATE'S DEPT.) (VOTERS SIGNATURE, ENLISTED MEN ONLY) (SQUADRON) (SERIAL NUMBER) Please fold ballots and deposit them in ballot at Post Theatre, Post Headquarters, Main PX, !RANKl
.) TH E FINALISTs/ VOTE FOR ONE OF THESE CANDIDATES AS YOUR FINAL CHOICE FOR "MISS TYNDALL FIELD" HEADQUARTERS SIGNAL OFFICE MISS MISS POST ENGINEERS I I \ PERSONNEL MISS WILSON MISS KITIY SAFAR
"GUNNER MAKERS" LEAD TYNDALL BOWLING LEAGUE WITH PERFECT RECORD OF 6 WINS Q.M. KEGLERS SWEEP SERIES FROM FINANCE PHOTO MEN DROP TWO TO THE 69TH BOWLERS The high flying "Gunner Makers" continued to leave nothing to chance in their bid for the Tyndall bowling crown. In addition t o upsetting the Medics in all three of their games last Monday nite, the "G.M.s" rolled up the highest team score of the young season in the second fracas w i th a total of 969 pins. Credit for the highest individual score of the evening also goes to a "G.M.", Sgt. VanKuren. The Sergeant hit the pins for 228 in that second game. Pfcs. Senkinc and Kocur continued to set the pace fo. r the hospital keglers with averages of 171 and 168, respectively. The triple defeat sent the pill rollers into a fourth-place tie with the 69th. For the "G.M.s", Sgts. Tarnowski and Van Kuren and Cpl. Koch supplied the winning punch with average scores of 158,189, and 161, respectively. The Ftnance p1n men, after dropptng two out of three to the Photo team in the1r first league contest two weeks ago, tried unsuccessfully.to lift themselves out of the cellar at the e-x-pense of the '42 Champion Quartermaster keglers. However, the Q.M. boys were in no generous mood and they took the entire three games by am-ple margins. For the "Wizards", "Black-jack" Blazak probably did more than good for his fellow FinancYers when he shocked them by rnlJing an amazing 216 in the second contest. Sgts. Johnny Farr and Bobby Costigan did their best with averages of 153 and 150, but it wasn't good enough. The "Wizards" are temporarily without the services of dependable "Hubie" Anderson, who is away on furlough. This may account poor showing thus far. Cpl. Usher, Sgt. Henderson and Pfc. Johnny Hnylka led the way for the Q.M. squad with averages of 177, 151 and 164. The three-game win for the Champs boosted them into second place in the league standings. In Monday night's other match, the' 69th quintet took a two-out-of-three decision from the Photo team. Neither outfit gave too good an exhibition of bowling. Pfcs. Levinson and Cappicot to were the high men for the Photo ten pinners, while Cpl. Snowberger and Pfc. Vener took the honors for the 69th. BOWLING SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JAN. 11 (Teams) (Alley Nos.) Quartermaster vs. "G.M.s" & 2 Medics vs. Photo 3 & 4 69th vs. Finance .. 5 & 6 ROSENWALD HIGH SCHOOL TO BE FIRST FOE OF AVIATION SQUADRON'S BASKETBALL TEAM The newly organized court squad of Tyndall's Aviation Squadron will get its first test on January 15, when they meet the Rosenwald High School basketeers. The Aviation tentative line-up includes Baker and Pittman at the forward positions, Odum at center, and Singleton and Carter at guard. ANSWERS TO ????? GENERAL: Ben Franklin; Chinese officials or magistrates; Ellis Island; Small crustaceans found adhering in clusters to rocks or ship bottoms. SPORTS: Rudy York, Tigers, 18 homers in '37; Sixty-four; A safe hit which lands between the infield and outfield. SLOGANS: Cascarettes; Buick; Chesterfields; Forhans toothpaste. HISTORY: Peter Stuyvesant; Cleared infested areas of mosquitos; Oliver Cromwell; Paris, France, Sept. 3, 1783. WHAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN COMMON? 1. All are makes of shoes; 2. Railroads; 3. All are makes of shirts; 4. All are or were, names of automobiles; 5. Names of bicycles; 6. All are trade names of hats.
) "MAl' FUNCTION SAYs;'YOU WILL NEVER GET TO BE A HERO, IF YOU SHOOT A 'GRUMMAN' FOR A 'ZERO:" Cpl: "When I told my girl is very wealthy she refused me." my father to marry Pfc: "Didn't make any difference, huh?" Cpl: "She's my mother now. Supply Sgt: "Shall I give Sgt. Jones the phone number of the girl I went out with?" S/Sgt: "No! Don't want to make any issue of it!" Pvt: "Since I met you I can't eat, I can't sleep, I can't drink." Gal (coyly): "Why not?" Pvt: "I 1m broke! Pat: "My girl friend says I remind her of an aeroplane. I wonder why." Mike: "Probably because you're always coming out of a dive." And then there was the absent-minded girl who kissed her violin good-night and took her bow to bed with her --...:__ ...... -.. ,!._
CHINESE PRIVATE AT TYNDALL HOPES TO AVENGE JAP ATROCITIES Private "Ventura" to settle Henry G. Vallet, of the Squadron, is shown here at practice. He has many scores with the Japanese and .well he might have. Vallet's mother, in an area in China over-run by Nipponese, is believe d dead. His son, lost in action in China since six months before Pearl Harbor, also is believed to have been killed. His daughter committed suicide after being criminally attacked by Japanese soldiers. His three grand children were bayonetted to death by the NipSATURDAY,. January 9 "Amerll:)an. Empire" Richard Dix Preston Foster SUNDAY, MONDAY, January 10-11 "Once Upon A Honeymoon" Ginger Rogers Cary Grant ponese in the presence of his daughter mother and other relatives. Vallet, who stands five-feet, three inches, is in good physical condition, which belies his fifty years of age. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College in Japan. In to Chinese, he can speak Ja,anese, Spanish, French and English quite fluently. Because of his age, Vallet is worried that the Army will not send him into combat service. His one and only wish is that he be permitted to avenge his family's fate. THEATER .TUESDAY, January 12 "Flying Fortreas" Richard Greene Carla Lehmann WEDNESDAY, January 13 "The Great Jane Darwell Harold Peary THURSDAY, FRIDAY, January 14-16 "Wlli te Cargo" Hedy Lamar r Walter Pidgeon RITZ SUNDAY, MONDAY, January 10-11 "George Washington Slept Here" Jack Benny Ann Sheridan TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, January 12-13 "Seven Sweethearts" Kathryn Grayson Van Heflin THURSDAY, FRIDAY, January 14-16 "Palm Beach Story" Joel McCrea SATURDAY, January 16 "Little Joe Wrangler" Johnny Mack Brown LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT "I Married A Witch" Frederic March Veronica Lake PANAMA SUNDAY, MONDAY, January 10-11 "Cairo" Jeanette MacDonald Robert Young TUESDAY, January 12 "Lady Gangster" Julie Bishop Faye Emeraon WEDRESi:lAY, THURSDAY, January 13-14 "Johnny Eager" Lana Turner Robert FRIDAY, SATURDAY, January 16-16 "Home in Wyoming" Don (Red) Barry