Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Armed Forces -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
General Note: Title from caption.
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SVol. I No. 5 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida February 13, 1942

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Work on the Post theater building,
located on the north side of headquart-
ers building, has been speeded up and
construction is expected to be complet-
ed and the building ready for use by
April 1st. With a seating capacity of
almost 700, the theater will have the
latest in sound and projecting equip-
The usual post theater coupon system
will be used and soldiers who still
have coupons from the Eglin Field show
will be able to use them here.
A crew of civilian employees is now
completing the interior of the recre-
ation building, situated just off the
Gulf on the southwest side. of the
Field. After completion, dances and
other social events will be held in the
lounge room which will have a hardwood
floor. A luncheonette and a complete
soda- fountain unit will be housed in
the building, as well as pool tables,
ping-pong tables and equipment for num-
erous other games.

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The 69th Air Base Squadron promises
to assume the role of the "Fighting
69th" of World War I fame. Last week
squadron personnel was organized into
an alert crew and each man was equipped
with a rifle and automatic pistol. A
mobile unit, the crew can be on the
road-58 seconds after an alarm has been

An important step toward the comple-
tion of Tyndall Field as one of the
most vital units in the national de-
fense program was marked this week by
the moving of Post Headquarters from
the Panama City Armory to the recently
completed headquarters building at the
air base.
The Armory had been used as headquar-
ters for Tyndall Field since the Post
was activated last April. At that time
and for about eight months afterward,
the personnel of the Post consisted on-
ly of Colonel Maxwell and a dozen or so
officers and enlisted men. The site of
the Field was then a vast expanse of
barren land. Since then, however, the
personnel has grown considerably and a
tremendous appropriation has been ex-
pended by the government on construc-
The offices of the Director of Train-
ing also have been moved to the air
base, and are now located immediately
in back of headquarters building. It
was announced there yesterday that
training in gunnery would begin next
week. For some time yet, training will
consist entirely of ground instruction,
and all of the men will be navigators
and bombardiers.
The Training Director's office issu-
ed a statement Thursday announcing the
location of machine gun firing ranges
on the reservation. A danger area will
extend from East Bay bridge to the end
of the reservation toward Post St. Joe,
and extending 10 miles into the Gulf.
Motorists are cautioned to stay on the
highway while passing through the Post.


"The man that always takes and never
gives, may last for years, but never

A truth. A self-evident truth. Yet we rarely understand. We are prone to want
to be on the receiving end. We want to get but not to give. I believe we have a
name for that type of person. We call him a griperr." He always feels that he
is not being treated fairly. He is a perpetual complainer. Always "beefing."
Always asking favors but seldom giving any.
Has he not something to gripe about? Shouldn't he complain? For, he passes
time away, yet he never lives. Time flies from him, yet he never enjoys life.
He does not know what life really is. He hasn't begun to live. Life is full of
joy, yet he has none. Life is full of happiness, but his griping doesn't permit
him time for such. Life is full of pleasures, but his complaining does not leave
him time for it. Life is full of sunshine, but his days are so full of clouds
that the sun never shines through. He can never say, "It is great to be alive."
There is so much he misses. Does he not have something to gripe about?
Listen to the words of the Master. "He who saves his life shall lose." "He
who would be greatest, must be the servant of all." "I come that ye may have
life, and have it more abundantly." "My joy I leave with you, My peace I give
unto you." All life comes from God and to be really enjoyed it must be lived
with him, daily. The happy souls are they who give their life to Christ. To
have joy, you must first give joy.

Rabbi Alfred Wolf will be at the Chaplain's Office on Monday at 5:30 P. M.
for the purpose of visiting with men of the Jewish Faith. Church services
at 7:30 P. M.

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practically every soldier at Tyndall Field knows that he may secure an emer-
gency furlough in the event of critical illness or death in his immediate family,
but few are aware of the fact that many painful and unnecessary hours of waiting
may be necessary unless a few simple precautions are taken by the soldier.
Before an emergency furlough can be granted, military authorities must have
definite proof that sufficient grounds for such a furlough exist. Army Regu-
lations require that the Home Service chapter office of the American Red Cross
in the city in which the soldier's family lives must establish the fact that an
emergency exists and must convey this information to the Red Cross field direct-
or on the post where the soldier is stationed. Often it takes many hours to get
a telegraphic reply from the local Red Cross representative in the soldier's
home town.
To cite an example, a Tyndall Field soldier received a telegram at 2:00 P. M.
Tuesday that his father was dying. Two hours later he received another wire
that his father was dead. The man's family lives in a small Texas town, and the
Tyndall Field Red Cross director frantically tried to get telegraphic confirm-
ation from the representative there. But it was so long delayed that the soldier
did not get away from Panama City until almost 8 o'clock VWednesday morning.
This might have happened to anyone and such delays may be avoided if the fol-
lowing simple precaution is taken: Notify your family of the requirements of an
emergency furlough. Caution them in case of an emergency to contact immediately
the local Red Cross director and have him wire the director at Tyndall Field, es-
tablishing the fact that a death or serious illness has occurred in the soldier's
family. By doing this, you will be spared the experience referred to above.

I t has just been
discovered why Major
SShipman sprouted his
t1 6n JUpon My Knee, Sonny-
/ Boy".....Lt. Kingman
has rented THE ap-
artment...Capt. Car-
/ nahan can't seem to
make up is mind which state to call
his home...Saw Lt. Burkhart on a corn-
* er the other morning about 8 A. M.....
wonder if he was looking for the str-
aying fold...Lt. Dickerman doesn't eat
breakfast anymore.....Betcha' he makes
up for it with two lunches...Lts. Bane
and Dangler are now pleasantly located
in their new apartment...I don't think
it necessary for Chaplain Wilson to
make excuses for wanting another piece
of chicken....Lt. Bell, one of our new
officers, is leaning towards Air Corps
Supply--seemingly the habit of all our
younger officers.....Major Hyndman re-
minds us of "Old King Cole".....A cer-
tain new officer caused quite a flurry
of excitement for the feminine part
of Post Headquarters Thursday...too
bad, girls, we hear he's already sp-
oken for!! ..............Colonel Maxwell
showed up all of us the day Post
Headquarters moved into the new build-
ing when he was supervising and doing
the moving of desks and various ob-
jects around here....Did you see Major
Heilich take his fall not so long ago?
Maybe he will make the motion that all
roller chairs be done away with.....We
thank Colonel Jenkins for the paper on
which the "Target" is printed this
week.....Capt. Howell is having a hard
time finding which cage belongs to
whom...and what species live there....
Lt. Silva insists that he is going to
buy himself a pair of roller skates in
order to make his cross-country trips
through Headquarters building each day.
......I hear that Lt. Mathis is going
to build his "dream" house in a shady
nook off East Bay.... .Who's furnishing
peanuts for the men in the cages?

Did memories cause Sgt. Endsley to
shave his mustache?.......Corp. Garner
couldn't sweat more if he were in a
hot box....Sgt. Wise still wins in his
own mysterious way......Staff Sergeant
Twitchell today--what will it be to-
morrow? .......Corp. May and Pfc. Payne
have gone before the Cadet Board--I'll
bet they make the grade......Pvt. Bill
Cook is having a hard time fitting his
6 foot-4 inch frame.......come down to
earth, Bill....When you see the Colon-
el's car coming down the road, don't
think the driver is Corp. Brewer with
a Florida sun-tan.....Pvt. Anderson of
Orders Dept. is quite a popular guy...
when he walks down the street, all the
girls yell, "Hi, Junior"....Pvt. Regi-
nald McKaig works hard.....I don't see
why they call him "Flunkie"........When
Sgt. Stone comes for coke change he
slaps a dime on the desk and says,
"Down for double"...Sgt. Boutwell, In-
telligence Dept., lost himself trying
to find Post Headquarters the other
morning... I was told that a Buck Sgt.
in the 66th Materiel Squadron had his
Staff chevrons sewed on even before
the recommendations were approved...We
were told in recruit camp never to an-
ticipate a command.......If Pvt. Herman
Murray doesn't make the parachute gr-
ade, it's rumored he will request a
transfer for the Foreign Legion..There
is a big difference between camels and
parachutes, Murray.......Joe Mansfield
should be pretty slick these days...he
is official butter K. P. in the Mess
Hall ....I've heard quite a few men in-
quire as to whether or not they could
become assistant dietitians.......Sgt.
Wood is now using Walgreen's as his
"courting grounds".......Pvt. Van Dam's
breakfast is a telephone call to one
"Ethel"........Pvt. Moye says, "It's a
great life to lead"....Pvt. Bennett of
the Director of Training Office is up
on the latest mudpack methods......How
about the bottle of "cucumber" oil,
Bennett?......Look for a reduction in
bus fare very soon.

Published every Friday by the Public Relations Office, ACGS, Tyndall Field, Florida.

Col. W. A. Maxwell

Pfc. Wilfred L. Barrios
S/Sgt. Arthur R. Edwards
Pvt. James F. Barran
Pvt. John F. Banks
Pvt. A. J. Corbin
Pvt. Hugh Maloney
Pvt. Donald G. MacLaren
S/Sgt. J. D. Twitchell
Pfc. M. M. Kendall
Pvt. John T. Lampros
Pvt. Ray Gross

1st Lt. Joseph I. Mathis

Pfc. Jack H. Parks

Pvt. ";ral Ledbetter

Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett
Pvt. Arnold Milgaten

Pfc. Harold Speck

Corp. J. W. Timberlake

Pvt. Daniel Levinson

Corp. R. L. Mathews
Sgt. Lloyd C. Taylor
Tech. Carl G. Brandt
Pvto William M1. Hines

Miss Roberta Gammon




T he dance Thursday night was a grand
success. There was plenty of music,
plenty of games and plenty of charming
young ladies from Panama City. It was
"raincheck" night for us. A Squadron
shindig was scheduled two weeks ago ,
but was called off on account of the
blackout. Another "blackout" would
have been quite apropos last night.
Hats off to the dance committee,
the chaperones, and to the fellows
who chipped in cold cash for the re-
freshments. And a big "thank you"
to the Chaplain who arranged the dance
and got the swell bunch of girls.
We want to welcome all the recruits.
You got off to a good start, fellows.
In fact, some of the old-timers could
take a few lessons on the way you hit
the deck a second or two after that
6:30 whistle blast by the C. Q.
Don't buy a reserve supply of cigars
and cigarettes. Promotions are forth-
All of you have a wrong impression
of Jim "Lover" Crumley. All those
* gal-filled, streamlined cars stopping
in front of the barracks for him are
not dealer demonstrators. We'll let
you in on a secret. It's his social
Unsung heroes: the boiler room boys
who "keep the home fires burning" and
S give us plenty of hot water, 24 hours
a day. Take a bow, Parker, Peacock,
Gray and, oh yes, "Pass-a-day" Lynch.
Fred Foster and Cecil Barr will
greet you anytime you amble into Post
Headquarters. They're behind the In-
formation Desk. --W. L. B.


Is Sgt. Simmons optimistic? Take
a look in his footlocker and see if
you don't find a shirt with Staff Ser-
geant stripes.....The 66th lost its
first bowling match. A "cheering sec-
tion" might have helped the boys to

win. How about turning out next Tues-
day night...Sgt. Gossett, now that you
have to eat at the mess hall, your
"chow" bill should reduce....Some peo-
ple don't like publicity because their
wives read it....S/Sgt. Todd is hoping
to be a 2nd lieutenant, as is ye old
reporter. "Sweatin' days" on the new
promotions will soon be over...We're a
little short on news this week, men.
How about keeping us informed on all
that's going on. --A. R. E.


I he new promotions in the squadron
during the past week include: Private
First Class--Dewey L. Barker, Garnett
F. Ballard, James F. Darron, Albert E.
Cox, Glen P. Despain, Paul O. Hamil-
ton, Jacob A. Reddick, Clarice E.
Taunton, Donald F. Whaley. Keep up the
good work, men. --J. F. B.


There isn't any trouble at all now
in getting the fellows to fall out for
chow. That "feminine touch" added by
the dietitian, Miss Lindquiste, has us
looking forward to meals.
Pfc. Murphy was so happy over his
"rings" the other night that he came
around and woke up the whole squadron
to rejoice with him.
What's this about Sgt. Galloway
driving a new car around? Has he
bought a new one himself or---'
It seems that the favorite magazine
of the outfit is Reader's Digest. We
recommend this magazine to everyone
who likes a variety of educational ar-
ticles. There's a copy in the Post
Day Room at all times. Read "Educat-
ion For Death" in the current issue
and learn what we are fighting again-
st. It'll open your eyes.
Wanted: Permission to shoot geese
while guarding Post No. 7 -- Broton.
Also permission to eat early chow at
any time. --J. F. B.


Our bowling team got off to a good
start by winning three straight games
from the 66th Materiel last Thursday
night. Tossing strikes and spares
were S/Sgts. J. A. Carpenter and W. K.
Richmond, Corp. B. D. Owen, and Pvts.
J. M. Myers and R. E. Milton.
Who has the cutest, or should we say
the most cultivated
Mt mustache in the squad-
S ron? Give it a chance,
"Red," it will grow in
time--a very long time.
Best wishes to S/Sgt.
Lonnie Gainey who mar-
ched down the middle
aisle and acquired a
very lovely bride.
What's wrong with Fred M.? He can't
seem to get by Springfield without st-
opping. Or is it his fault? -A. J. C.


The rainy season has come and gone
and with it came the shiniest metal
trays the yardbirds ever ate out of.
We old rookies (four months service)
also appreciate them and took a great
deal of pleasure in packing those mess
kits on the bottom of the footlocker.
Sgt. Reno is back with an empty
purse and a full stomach. One of the
fellows would make good cadet mater-
ial. He "takes off" anytime he feels
like it.
Our salvage equipment is back and
the darned stuff still doesn't fit.
Who swiped the wastebasket out of the
orderly room?
I'm tired. Let's quit--wait a min-
ute--do you know Moflabgabb? He got
bounced on the side of the head with a
mess kit theirr day. Well, at least he
had the promise.
If you want publicity, see the First
Sergeant. (I knew "Bang-Bang' Skelton
would get in here again). --H. M.


e welcome all our good North Caro-
lina boys into the squadron. They've
just completed "basic training" under
competent instructors. Also, "howdy"
to Barkdull and Thompson who came in
from Chanute field.
There are some A-1 ping-pong players
in the outfit, including Capt. Keeny,
our commanding officer. Anyone want
to challenge us?
Wonder what the gal looked like who
dated Pfc. Fouts Saturday night. We
bet he had the cream of the crop since
he has so many to choose from.
Pvt. Chope is working nights trying
to get supply in good shape (with Pvt.
Dufrane's help, of course).
With few exceptions, all available
men have gone to work on the line.-DGM


he 350th was handed a good compli-
ment by Major Hyndman this week when
he said that our's is the only outfit
on the Post which is anywhere near
ready for operation on the line.
A number of the fellows are trying
to get into Officer Candidate School
and journeyed over to Pensacola this
week for physical examinations. Good
luck, men.
Glad to see the barracks filled with
so many new men.......The question has
been asked: "Why doesn't the 350th
organize a bowling team?"...It was no-
ticed that Sgt. Walker made a formal
announcement of his approaching marri-
age in the local paper Tuesday. The
date has been set for February 28th.
It's requested by this writer that
more items and more dope be handed in
so that this column will be more com-
plete........Wonder how Woody will like
living like a soldier for a while now?
Sgt. Joe Wright's new nickname is
"Speedy".....As we go to press, we bid
a fond farewell to S/Sgt. Woods, who
transferred over to Hq. & Hq. --J.D.T.


Any man in the squadron who compl-
ained about his scarcity of mail, soon
Found himself the proud recipient of a
"T. S." ticket, compliments of the
Smail orderly.
It is rumored from very reliable
sources that one S/Sgt. Dennis A. Pol-
lard, better known as the Supply Pappy,
is on the verge of matrimony.
What was the target Pvt. Manson was
shooting at in the Archery Range in
Panama City?
Pvt. Joe H. Lassiter, known as "Cur-
ly," is not satisfied with one girl.
He claims that three are better than
one, especially when three cars are
involved. --M. M. K.


The outfit responded generously to
the Red Cross Drive last week by mak-
ing the largest donation off all sq-
uadrons on the field. Only 63 men
were paid. We feel proud to have the
privilege of donating to one of the
S greatest causes to which a soldier can
Last Saturday the squadron enjoyed
its first social function held in our
own day room. There was dancing, re-
freshments and a lot of beautiful gals
who made it an enjoyable evening.
We were honored by the presence of
Mrs. Williams and Lt. and Mrs. Wise-
man and immensely enjoyed having the
company of the NCO's wives; namely,
Mesdames Palmer, Baber and Ellis. We
wish to thank Mrs. Thelma Martin, cha-
irman of the Panama City Social Re-
creation committee who, in cooperation
with Capt. Williams, our Commanding
Officer, and Chaplain R. C. McClelland
made the party a complete success.


First Sgt. Kenda and S/Sgt. Shipp
have completely recovered and are back

in the fold.....Mrs. "Private" Pillie,
who is due here this week-end, will
make their home in Panama City...A he-
arty welcome to the recruits who have
joined us and the men from the 349th
School Squadron......Sgt. Gossett, the
Snooper, was in top form the night of
the President's Ball.
Pvt. Miller, the gay young blade
from Maxwell Field, thought I
he had hailed a cab last
Saturday night. All went u)
well until the "taxi" dri-
ver turned on a siren, and
Miller found he was in a
highway patrolman's car. /
Pvt. John Hunt gets as
many as nine letters a day '
from Tennessee. There must be some-
thing besides "Gold in those thar
Pfc. L. C. House sent some candid
shots of himself to his Tar Heel girl
friend and was his face red when he
discovered that he had accidentally
sent a picture of one of the local cu-
Pvt. J. M. McLaren was mighty happy
last week when he was visited by his
sister and her husband, Chaplain M. E.
Love of Barksdale Field, La. Chaplain
Love commended the boys on the neat-
ness and uniformity of the barracks.
Let's Keep 'Em Neat. --L. H. T.


FLASH! The detachment bowling team
is one of the leaders in the Tyndall
Field bowling league. Since the first
match, one of our stalwarts, Pvt. Her-
bert A. Anderson, has had trouble in
getting his hat to fit. Is it because
he was high man of the team with a 178
At last we are permanently quarter-
ed. For a while we were contemplating
calling ourselves "Gypsies" or the
"Exploring Finance." We can almost
tell you where every building on the
field is located because we've been

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in practically every building for a
period of 24 hours or two weeks.
In the recent changes in ratings,
Pfc. John E. Farr and Pfc. Carl G.
Brandt were promoted to Technician
Fourth Grade.
We would like to know exactly which
usherette at the Ritz told Pvt. Bob
Costigan when he asked her for a date
and was gently, but firmly, turned
down.....Ask Pvt. Beegle why he was so
elated the other morning or perhaps
it's a secret. The boys---
of our detachment spend
lonely.lunch hours these
days since we have moved
into Headquarters Build-
ing at the Field. Some
of the girls in town are
rather lonely now, we
imagine. --C. G. B.


tand aside, folks, here come the
sirens--sirens in the form of those
bee-utiful nurses, who are due to ar-
rive here about March 1st. All the
boys are "SIO" (Sweating It Out). And
our SIO platoon was virtually emptied
when those ratings came out.......Con-
grats to S/Sgt. Buntin, Sgts. Barnhart
(old Kildare, so help us), Jackson (Hi
ya, Speedball?), and Kory (whatta bri-
dge player), Corporals Gering, Groov-
er and Marsh. Add congrats to Pfcs.
Williams and Wooley. More later, fel-
las, we hope.
A hearty welcome from all of us to
Major Harris and to Lt. Handy, our new
officers.....Is T/Sgt. Keltner's luck
still holding out?....And why that oh!
so sudden trip to Dothan last week,
Sgt. Buntin.....Our civilian employee,
Miss Katy Nelson, has a friend with
the measles--poor, poor guy (ha, ha).
ie're so sorry, yes, we are...Now that
Groover has made Corporal will he call
522 again nightly, like he used to do?
We nominate Hill as our No. 1 Casa-
nova...."The sight of you, silhouetted

against the burning firet"....We're
betting five to one that Cherney never
gets accustomed to this new time, and
the new hours......When are his folks
coming up again?....We are out of food
once more...And for the benefit of all
those who persist in saying "Officers
and Soldiers" instead of "Officers and
Enlisted Men," we'd like to remind all
concerned that the expression was used
in the A. E. F.'s enlisted publication
in World War I, as a sly dig at their
officers. We think said expression is
very uncomplimentary to the officers,
who sure as H--- are soldiers...They
run this Army, and it has never lost
a war, so it looks as though they are
the world's best soldiers ...We surely
miss Lt. Vernocy, and we hope you are
well by the time this goes to press,
sir...That also goes for M/Sgt. Peavy,
who's now in Lisenby...Groover (he's
paying us for all this publicity)
wishes to announce that, since he is
now a corporal, he will pull only Up-
per molars....Wouldn't it be easierto
publish a list of the places that are
"On Limits"? --R. L. M.


Say, some of you cowboy
fans, want to hear some
swell yarns about the
wild and wooly West? Ram-
ble over to see "Tex"Lee,
our First Sergeant, Yep,
and he can even bust a
bronco and rope a steer.
Petrocelli has a heartburn--in Panama
City of all places....Just scads and
scads of appreciation to the boys who
have done such a swell job of landsca-
ping our grounds.
LOOK ALIKES: Bill Hall resembles
Jimmy Stewart, the actor now a Flying
Lieutenant in the Air Corps. Frank
Martin...and Vivian Leigh...Oh, well--
they have the same hair, only Frank's
is longer...Tony Gillio and Tony Gal-
ento....Hershell Harness and the late


Joe Penner....Soloman Evans and Misha
Auer...Gene Hoffher and Baby Sandy...
Roy Hermanson and '. C. Fields..Ed
Springer and Herbert Marshall, the
English actor.....George Chambers and
S Henry Fonda...Albert Gardner and Mic-
S key Rooney.....T/Sgt. Suter and Harry
Cary...Bill McNeil and Charlie McCar-
ell wants to know how he can get his
mustache to grow--T. S., boy..Idiot's
delight---those dopes fishing with
bread as bait.
Say! Did you ever hear the sort of
music that Al Rubins writes? It would
put Chopin to shame...And how nice it
is to get back to the barracks and
listen Benny Goodman's swingaroo ar-
rangement of Concerto l# in B flat
minor by Tschaikowski--Whew!
stone Cops" in place of our local M.
P. force...The arrival of those swell
road shows that stop at all Army
Posts. Sgt. Gossett of Post Hqs., act
like a guy in love and get goose pim-
ples whenever that certain little
* squaw breezes by his desk......Summer
with its long days on the beach......
Three-day passes, fifteen-day furl-
oughs, and girls for Q. M. dances....
weinerroasts on the beach --R. K. G.


Sell, we've been in the same bar-
racks for more than a week now, and
according to the men who have been
moving every week for the past two
months, that is a record. Ostrenko is
the only optimist and has gone-so far
as to hang out our "shingle." How-
ever, Cpl. Stansberry, acting on past
experience, has his barracks bag all
packed and is ready to move on a mo-
ment's notice.
Anyone wishing to see Lt. Thorpe has
had to cut him out of the wire entan-
glement which the boys call a switch-
board. He has been working night and

day, trying to get a new board in
working order. The new one is now re-
ady for your calls and the lieutenant
may be able to drop the night shift.
Mason, one of our operators, is so
fascinated by the lights flashing on
and off that he sometimes is rather
slow on the pickup. However, after he
becomes accustomed to the miniature
"Great White Way," he promises more
prompt attention to those calls.
Sgt. Boylston seems to be making
more than the normal number of trips
to Panama City. No one knows exactly
why. No one knows exactly why, but
"Reverend Phelps" seems to think the
Sergeant has feminine interests in
towns. Whatever the story may be, I
think he should barter for cheaper
rates on the bus and cut down the
overhead on his important business.
Our Signal Building, which was moved
last week, is quite satisfactory. Lt.
Thorpe's office is literally filled
with shiney new furniture. At present
our heating unit consists of a new-
fangled stove which none of us knows
how to operate.
"Reverend" Philips has "Slim" Fos-
ter all primed and ready to start work
immediately on the teletype machine.
"Slim" handled the first incoming wire
like a veteran. Seriously, though, he
is going to be a big asset to the Wes-
tern Union Office. --W. M. H.

The Chemical Warfare boys are in the
market for more men to personally ac-
quaint themselves with the tear gas
chamber. We will be more than glad to
oblige anyone who desires a good cry
for love or other reasons.
Hammonds, the younger, still has Bay
Harbor well in hand. What did Leschar
find in Panama City that had'such an
after effect on him? Is Cohn still
thinking of his lost one and only? The
girls want to know why Sims stays in
so close--or does he? --Superman.

Ahii ~i
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4 7wLd6i eo: *

The ole yardbird had a rugged weekend this time. I started out yestiddy to go to
the preaching, then eat me a stake & spuds, & go to the pitcher show and then come
home. But just as I wuz passing Scottie's place, he stepped ot and collard me and
twisted my arm and made me have one on the house. Didn't take much twisting. He's
a mity good boy though. I oughtnt ter of eat them hamburgers last nite fore i
come in cause they left a mity bad taste in my mouth this morning. Went on down
to St. Andrew's and met a "lucky" civilian. (I calls him lucky cause he is a
civilian). He introduced me to the prettiest gurl. i tole em how thrilling-it
wuz to fly army planes and be a pillot an all. i sho pulled a snow job on em
folks, specially thet purty gurl, i got a date wensday, an i'm sweating ot can-
teen book day so i can sell mine for half price sos i can go see her. (For the
benefit of the "lucky" men who mite read this great editorial, the army diction-
ary defines "sweating out" as looking forward to something with very great inter-
est). i'm sho sweating out that purty gurl. ever time she looked at me she
smiled so purty---she doggoned near laffed.

This army chow is sorta picking up since we got us a diertishun. I met her
whilst i wuz on k. p. (Kitchen Personnel). she's a mity nice lady an us yardbirds
sho do appreciate her trying to take good care of our chow. They gointer haf ter
give chow another name now, cause it aint a general mess no more --its purty good.

i reckon i'll catch more restriction on account of bein late to the formashun
this morning. But i tole the sgt. how it wuz. i jined up on the sixth and didn't
git swore in till the seventh, i got gypped outer a day and a dollar, and ever
since i been a day late an a dollar short. but he's mity narrer mindet an couldn't
see my point, he tole me he wuznt as dumb as he looket an i tole him rite back
thet he sho had a lot to be thankful for. he got purty mad.

Yardbirds, i reckon this is gointer be a regular column now. i'm gointer try
and keep us boys what does the work in touch with the rest of the wurld sos they
don't forget the most important man in the army---The Yardbird.

As soon as the bombs start falling run like hell. Don't forget to take advant-
age of all opportunities when warning sirens sound. For example:
a. If you're in a bakery, grab a pie.
a. If you're in a bakery, grab a bottle.
b. If you're in a tavern, grab a bottle.

c. If you're in a movie, grab a blonde.

Should you find an unexploded bomb, be sure to pick it up and shake it. Maybe
the firing pin was stuck. If an incendiary bomb in burning, throw gasoline on it.
You might as well have a little fun. Always get excited and yell. That will add
to the confusion and scare hell out of the kids. Limburger cheese sandwiches with
onion and a few mixed ales make a good lunch before entering a crowded air raid
shelter. If you're a victim of a direct hit, don't go to pieces, but just lie
still until Gabriel blows his horn.


* -,

S A small boy was asked by his
fatiHr, a well-known contract-
Sor, what he would like for Ch-
ristmas. "A baby sister," re-
plied the boy only
two weeks 1 Chri "
and that esn't leave us mu
ti/t," id his father. "I
/ / I kno- F ntheAr in.'-ered the It
i ',. lt can't you put more
Sj -job? --Bee-Hive.



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O, / A \ eX\

Two country lad kiI ing -----
a football around on *. One
4 of them kicked it into
boring yard where there _
t some chickens. The roo ste ".
walked up to it, looked it over
and said to the hens: "Girla,
I'm not complaining, but look
at the work they're turning out
over in that other ytrd."

a -f


Because guys like you and I and Joe
couldn't keep "Blues In The Night" to
ourselves, the nation is hailing a new
champion. This latest indigo lament
has broken "Hit Parade" records by
jumping from 8th to 3rd place in its
only appearances on that barometer.
It should be in the 1st slot this Sat-
urday night.
Last week we promised to give you
the words to the nation's top tunes
from week to week. We almost bit off
more than we could chew. Gaze below
and you'll see what we mean.

'Blues in the Nil e
#My mama done tol' me when I was in
My mama done tol' me, son! a woman'll
sweet talk
And give ya the big eye; but when the
sweet talking's done,
A woman's a two face, a worrisome
Who'll leave ya t'sing the blues in
the night,
Now the rain's a-fallin', hear the
train a-callin',
Whoo-ee, (my mama done tol' me)
hear dat lonesome whistle
Blowin' cross the trestle, whoo-ee
(my mama done tol' me)
A whoo-ee-duh-whoo-ee, ol' clickety
clack's a-echoin' back th' blues
in the night.
The evening' breeze'll start the trees
to cryin' and the moon'll hide its
When you get the blues in the night,
Take my word, the mockin' bird'll
sing the saddest kind o' song,
He knows things are wrong and he's
From Natchez to Mobile, from
Memphis to St. Joe,
Wherever the four winds blow,
I been in some big towns, an' heard
me some big talk,
But there is one thing I know, a wo-
man's a two face, a worrisome thing
Who'll leave ya t'sing the blues in
the night.
My mama was right, there's blues in
the night.



SATURDAY, February 14
"Fighting Bill Fargo"
Johnny Mack Brown

SUNDAY, MONDAY, February 15 and 16
Olson and Johnson
Martha Raye
Hugh Herbert

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, February 17 & 18
"Blues In The Night"
Priscilla Lane
Betty Field

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, February 19 & 20
Gene Tierney
Bruce Cabot
George Sanders


SATURDAY, February 14
"In Old Colorado"
"Down In San Diego"

"You're In The Army
Jimmy Durante
Phil Silvers


15 and 16

TUESDAY, February 17
"Apache Kid"
Don (Red) Barry

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, February 18 & 19
"Men of Boys Town"
Spencer Tracy
Mickey Rooney

FRIDAY, February 20
"Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona"
Ray Corrigan
"The Body Disappears"
Jeffrey Lynn
Jane Wyman


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