Vol. I No. 6 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida, February 22, 1942
GLEAV MA/fILER TO 4//ITrE 7Y/7DA9L
N OBLE APPO//NTED
Captain Melville E. Noble, a member
of the New York City police for 29
years, was yesterday appointed Post
Provost Marshal, relieving Capt. J. K.
Strobel, who is now Commanding Officer
of the 350th School Squadron.
When called to active duty on Feb-
ruary 12, 1942, Captain Noble was ser-
ving as captain of a police squadron.
His precinct embraced the area in
which the recent World's Fair was held.
A First Lieutenant in World War I,
he is exceptionally well qualified for
his new duties.
0 VARIETY SH/- W 0 N
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"Tyndall Field in Review," the first
of a series of half-hour radio shows,
goes on the air TIondayr night at 7:30
o'clock over Panama City's Station
The new program, to be broadcast
weekly, is under general supervision
of the Morale Office and is being pro-
duced by Pfc. Charles Talley of the
447th School Squadron.
Monday's show will be packed with
variety---impersonators, a hill-billy
singer, a pianist, a black-face skit,
and a guitar player. Participating in
the program are Pfc. Charles Calloway,
Pfc. John Youngblood, Pvt. Gene Cul-
lan, Pvt. Harry Haylock, Pfc. Albert
Rubin and Cleveland Geick.
Recently voted the nation's leading
dance band for the third straight year,
Glenn Miller and his gang will dedi-
cate a tune to the men of Tyndall Field
over the CBS coast-to-coast networks
next Thursday night at 9 o'clock CWT.
Most powerful Columbia outlet in this
section is Station WWL, New Orleans.
An announcement of the dedication was
received by wire Friday from Larry
Bruff, Miller's advertising manager in
New York. In the telegram he stated
that it would be impossible to play the
request song submitted, due to war-time
radio regulations which now ban request
However, he promised that :iller
would select a number that the fellows
Glenn's Moonlight Serenade program
for Chesterfield's every Tuesday, Wed-
nesday and Thursday nights has been on
the air for more than two years. ihe
scored another success while on a coun-
try-wide tour from which he has just
Since one of the favorite pastimes of
most of the men at Tyndall is listening
to the radio, a letter was written to
Miller four weeks ago, requesting a
dedication for the men here. Bruff re-
plied two weeks later when he got back
in New York from Miller's tour, said
that they would be more than glad to
make the dedication and would wire the
exact date when it would be made.
Miller's biggest booster in recent
months is his recording of "Chattanooga
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The ole yardbird sho has been mistreeted--off and on this week, but he's still
happy but i don kno on account of how cum. i went down to preachin Sunday & aftur
the Survises sum mity nice folks axed me home to dinner. They had fryd chicken &
sweet pertaters & peas & everything Ma use to cook at home when the preacher com.
i wuz cutin a peece of that ole chicken & a wing dun slipt off onto the floor
fore i could think strait. they never seen it an i wuz sho grateful. then i
swallered a corner crust of corn pone an it met up wit a cough an went sayling
acrost the taybul an hit grandpa Osgoolby rite smack in the i. Eveybody laffed
sociable like and kongrachulated me on mah ame, but grandpa never kongrachulated
me near as much as the rest of the folks, till sumbodie axed me how i lacked the
army an i tole em they wuz too many Yankees around, then grandpa let ot a Rebel
yell an tole me as how if they'd had a listened to him thay wud of sho took Bunk-
er Hill and valley Forge an all them sivil war battles. Theys mity nice folks an
they axed me bak to see em an excoosed mah bad manners an hoped i'd be getting
along all rite.
Toosday i went in to see mah suply sgt. to sine a statmint of charges fur a
shurt and he sayd they wuz 2.00 a peece, an i tole him i didn't want no peece,
i wanted a whole one. he tole me we wuz both gointer do to the horsepitall, me
to git a g. i. shue took outer mah pants, and he wuz goin after his shue. he wuz
Wensdy i axed the man to putt me on speshul dooty, an he sayd he put me on the
line. so i had to report to the croo chief on the horizon line. i had to look
all day an i aint found it yet, an he laffed at me for looking for sich a place.
i aint tole em yet but i knowed their wuzent no such thing, but all the time i wuz
walkift around looking fur it an askin folks, i wux sho gittin outer them there
fatigue details. Better be er goin -- The Yardbird.
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NEW YORK, N. Y. FEBRUARY 20, 1942
1ST LT JOSEPH I MATHIS
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE
HEADQUARTERS AIR CORPS GUNNERY SCHOOL TYNDALL FIELD PANAMA CITY
GLENN MILLER WILL SALUTE BOYS AT TYNDALL FIELD ON HIS THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 26 CHESTERFIELD MOONLIGHT SERENADE ACCORDING TO WAR
REGULATIONS WITH WHICH YOU ARE PROBABLY FAMILIAR, WE CANNOT
PLAY REQUEST TUNES. .HOWEVER, WE'LL TRY AND GIVE YOUR BOYS ONE
THEY'LL LIKE. BEST WISHES FROM GLENN AND THE GANG.
LARRY BRUFF NEWELL EMMETT COMPANY.
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Vol. I No. 6 February 21, 1942
Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, ACGS, Tyndall Field, Florida.
Sgt. J. W. Timberlake
Pvt. Arnold Milgaten
Pvt. Daniel Levinson
Miss Roberta Gammon
Sgt. Lloyd H. Taylor
Tech. Carl G. Brandt
Pvt. Ray Gross
Pvt. William M. Hines
Cpl. R. L. Mathews
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
1st Lt. Joseph I. Mathis
ASST. TO P. R. OFFICER
Cpl. Jack H. Parks
Cpl. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Ernest Kenton
S/Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett
Cpl. Harold Speck
Col. W. A. Maxwell
S/Sgt. Arthur R. Edwards
Pfc. James F. Barran
Sgt. Ralph S. Boyes
Pvt. A. J. Corbin
Pvt. Hugh Maloney
Pfc. H. H. Bergstrom
S/Sgt. J. T. Twitchell
Pfc. John T. Lampros
Cpl. M. M. Kendall
.ost Headquarters appreciates the
box of candy sent to Lt. Tannen on St.
Valentine's Day....Lt. Corr says, "She
is a heck of a good cook"....It's the
officers' turn to sweat...Someone said
Mrs. Rush had to come to Panama City
to join her husband, and Lt. Rush re-
plied, "Most definitely!".....The ro-
. ance of Lt. Slater has become but a
memory...Why do Captain Strobel's fri-
ends call him "Chick"?...Although Maj.
Clarvoe has no further use for a comb,
he keeps a box of Kleenex handy for
shining purposes...Captain Howell will
soon be requesting an interview with
our new dietitian in order to secure a
"waistline" menu.....A saleslady wants
to know who the Major is that buys his
shoes in the children's department of
a local store...Lt. Adkins knows some-
thing that's a riot, but won't let it
be "gossiped". You find out what it
is...We welcome the new Police Officer
who has quite a record behind him.
Tyndall gets the best of everything,
Captain Noble....Lt. Vernocy can't un-
derstand why it doesn't happen.... Lt.
Lynn has the most difficult time mak-
ing plans on what to do over the week-
end...I nominate Major Flemming as re-
porter to send this column some gossip
on his troops. I haven't been able to
get on the darker side of Army life.
Again we are indebted to Colonel Jen-
kins......Will Colonel Maxwell express
our appreciation to his wife....We un-
derstand that Lt. Clayton, Engineers,
received a record-breaking supply of
Valentines...Remember the old proverb,
Captain Medof, and "Don't give up the
ship." Try, try, again.... I.wonder if
the song, "Out In The Cold Again" will
soon be applied to Lt. Dangler....Lt.
Silva has the habit of talking to him-
self...Lt. Rummel of the Post Exchange
is definitely disappointed. He figured
on Florida "sunshine" for the duration
plus six months.... Lt. Nimocks must be
planning for the future--why else does
he "sweat out" the mail orderly for
his copy of "Better Homes and Garden"?
Shoot the gossip to Gossett.
hVo are the two sol-
J diers who recently got
a permanent wave, us-
ing as their excuse
that they didn't smoke
.or drink and had to
spend their money some
Sway......Louise at the
THEN THE US CAME Vanity Box can tell
you their names...I hear Special Order
No. 27 has been released....Tyndall
won't be the same without Pfc. Vance
Edwards has left for Ft. Logan....If
you see a familiar face around the
Field, don't run; he isn't trying to
sell you Penny's special--it's PRIVATE
Jimmy Crowell, a $21.00 per month man.
I wonder just what Sgt. Wood was beg-
ging Sue to tell him on the phone the
other day..Cpl. Sissom says there will
be "Sizzlets"....Sgt. Underwood is the
Beau Brummel of the Finance Depart-
ment. Is it serious, Sergeant?..Pvt.
Turner, 66th Materiel, says, "Married
life is ideal"...he visits Mrs. Turner
in Panama City once each week...A re-
ward is offered for the dictionary
containing the two-word vocabulary of
Sgt. Hodges....Sgt. Shaw of droup Sup-
ply says, "Hit me"....Sgt. Lee, QMC,
shines with all his brass. Do you
use that whistle often, Sergeant? ....I
hear that Sergeant-Major Bennett, DT,
will say, "I do," when he makes Tech.
(Whether the "Tech" is for technician
or Technical Sgt., I don't know)..Cpl.
Payne says he gets lonesome for his
Armory pals, but can't go visit them
at night for fear of he won't be able
to find his way back to the barracks.
You will find Brandt, FD, in Church
every Sunday from the 15th through the
30th of each month. Wonder where he
stays from the 1st to the 15th?...Sgt.
Edwards is quite unhappy. His wife is
away on a visit...I won't even mention
Sgt. Dan Howell's name this week..Sgt.
Houston, can you remember to say "Ber-
tha" when it is "Betty"?....They tell
me Cpl. Frank High possesses that mag-
netic attraction. But isn't he too
old to play with "Toys"?
Q Ai MY
W HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS
ith all due respects to Don "Ask
me anything" Schultz, Fred "Great Day"
Foster has taken over the Information
desk at Post Headquarters and, along
with Cecil "You name it, I've got it"
Barr, you can bet that information is
now being dispensed as it never has
been dispensed before.
Tuesday, February 17, will not be
forgotten too soon in this squadron.
For on that day at about 1:30 P.M.,
with unprecedented suddenness, the
announcement came from the orderly
room that the entire squadron would be
restricted for a period of three days!
....Even after the two match sticks
were picked up off the floor, the only
comment 1st Sgt. Howell would make
was......"You boys forced me to do it."
The other sgts. in Sgt. Frank T.
High's room wishes he'd stop talking
to them in THEIR sleep!....Don't wor-
ry Frank, Eddie Cantor wants to have
a boy, too ....We never did get around
to giving proper credit to all of the
folks who made our recent squadron
party the success it was...orchids to
Mrs. Thelma Martin, Chairman of the
Panama City Social Recreation Com-
mittee, who rounded up all of those
pert young ladies....a bow to Chaplain
McClelland for his hand in the liquid
refreshment and for the use of his
record player...and last but not least
a generous vote of thanks to 1st Sgt.
Howell and his arrangement committee
which included S/Sgt.Boone, Cpl. Bar-
rios, and Pvt. Cecil Barr. The entire
squadron, from Capt. Fox down,,agree
that it was a grand bit of work.
W 66TH MATERIEL
owL...Almost all of the men are now
non-commissioned officers. And Gossett
is almost married....Sgt. Hodges had
one of his sgts. on K. P...How about
it, Goldberger?...It was purely unin-
tentional though. Pvt. Earl Moye just
66TH MATERIEL (Con'd)
can't seem to keep out of the news....
Now he's going to Chanute Field as a
Link Trainer, along with Corp. (Temp-
orary) Brewer.....Moye is one of the
best Link Trainers and we expect him
to succeed. Ask yardbird, oh! excuse
me, I mean Corp. Walton why he has
started wearing his dog tags around
his toes instead of around his neck.
You'll miss something if you don't ask
Lt. Lynn even stays in the orderly
room at night now, so as not to give
any passes...but he always will if you
really need one. Sgt. Brewer is now
ready for that wife of his to come
down......since his new title is..Sgt.
Sgt. Flowers wants his ball and chain
S/Sgt. Steger flies....but not in a
plane....just around his office and
303's. Today he is even in a spin. The
Sqn. Bowling team lost again. Oh yes,
all you fellows of the first three
grades, Sgt. Hodges tells me that you
will not have to be on C.Q. any more..
...What will Bilozur have to go into
the orderly room for now?
We welcome the new men to the Squad-
ron...hope you like ittil --A.R.E.
69TH AIR BASE
Staff Sergeant O'Neil says the boys
in the squadron are a little too free
with their fingers. At noon, when he
takes his daily nap, he usually lays
his cigar butt beside his bunk. When
he awakes, it is gone! He wants those
butts returned and no questions asked,
Promotions during the month fell th-
ick and fast among the boys. Enlisted
men of the outfit who made S/Sgts. are
Neval L. Skaggs; Tom A. Niolon; and
Harold D. Price. Men promoted to the
grade of sergeants were: Lawrence W.
Coffee, William G. Cartwright, Paul L.
Caballero, Prentiss G. Ryan, Juel T.
Byrd and Frank H. Erwin. Enlisted men
making Corporalt Elmer Morris, Paul
Sanderson, Clarence T. Dodd, Paul J.
Weber, Howard J. Hardin, Harry W. Bei-
del, Harold T. Speck, Claude W.Rogers,
Archie B. Kelly, Adrian I. Autry and
William P. Crawshaw. Good luck to you
"Fighting 69th" boys. Keep up the good
S 343RD SCHOOL SQUADRON
S something new in the squadron....a
sewing circle! The boys are sewing on
their newly acquired chevrons..Cong-
ratulations fellows, including a cert-
ain S/Sgt. and T/Sgt. who are still
"sweating." Guess who? JBY CVH.
Our newlywed sergeant, Don L. Mur-
phy, has just acquired the name of
Seabiscuit.....there's nothing slow
about the way Don gets off with that
four o'clock whistle! Remember Bay
Can anyone guess whose Valentine the
girl that works beside the Ritz Theat-
The 343rd went down for the first
time last Monday night....could it be
because the "little woman" kept our
basketball coach at home?
All the men in the organization ap-
preciate the cooperation of its com-
manding officer and Lt. Corr for their
aid in getting the day room off to
its flying start. Now we can look for-
ward to dances and other forms of ent-
ertainment, what about it, Day Room
344TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
Well, it happened at last!..an exp-
losion in our outfit in the form of
ratings! There are now a lot of "stp-
ipe happy" boys running around looking
for some poor private to pick on, poor
You fellows that didn't make it this
time, don't give up, but get in there
and fight! You know you're good, so
get busy and convince the first ser-
Six of our men left for specialist's
schools, good luck fellows! We also
have several fellows that went out to
the clerical school in Colorado. That
country out there is mighty cold for
some of these "rebels." How about it,
Blackie? But good going Joe and Roy.
Warning to all new men in the out-
fit! There are .some very nice girls
here in Panama City, BUT several of
our men have middle aisled down here
in the last few months, in fact, five,
so watch out! The BUG might get you.
There's a certain Corporal L. who
seems to have fallen for a Greyhound
Bus rider, (female). What's she like,
Leggett? Say, Sgt. R.W. Austin, what's
this I hear about a certain Lorraine,
in South Bend, Ind. How do you stand,
anyhow? .....and Sgt. Jackson, why so
happy after that letter last Tuesday?
She must have been nice, how about it,
talk more? --A.J.C.
348TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
BANG, BANG, that funny man, details
everything in the 348th. He said, quo-
te.."One of you privates take eight
corporals over to M/Sgt. Postlewaite
for a detail".... .Welcome back to Sgt
Field--and we notice no reduction in
"quantity" has resulted in his change
of diet....The "take off" boy of last
week's column took us seriously. He's
really going out for it with all he's
Don't we guard-happy rooks wish that
it would quit raining?....Who's sweat-
ing out payday besides you, you, and
you--well, all right, all of us!? What
guy has that gal at the Dixie Sherman
walking around with nickelodian lights
in hef eyes?
Who borrowed Ledbetter's new pair
of shoes for K. P. duty, Terry?..What
gang made a mad dash for the supply
room?.....OBJECT: Stripes. RESULT: A
Don't you think that our dirt walks
are the cutest things?... ho put that
green thumbtack on the bulletin board?
Calloway is back....runnin'...instead
of gunnin'.....Casey passed out the
Scigars.....And, who is out looking for
a pair of rimless glasses...on a cer-
tain young lady?.....Watch out, one of
you might be married! --H.M.
349TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
Twenty of the boys in the 349th were
entertained at a Valentine party by
the girls of the Methodist Church in
St. Andrews...Torn hearts were mended,
and, as a result, there was at least
one reconciliation....ask Catozza.
Our basketball team won its first
game of the tournament by defeating
the 343rd School Squadron......The new
time schedule will no doubt give us
more time for recreation in the even-
ing...something we all enjoy...And now
that the gunnery school is open, many
of the boys are hitting their stride,
including Corporal Owings and Private
A vote of thanks to Private Gersh-
man, to whose ingenuity we owe the
attractive sign that designates the
number of our squadron.....Private Du-
frane has decided to challenge Pvt.
Barnes for the title of being Glamour
Boy No. 1......He's just purchased a
' brand new brass whistle.
Pfc. Paulin has left for school to
become an Instrument Specialist, And
here's wishing luck to Pfc. MacLaren
in his efforts to pass the Cadet Exam.
S 350TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
hat two fellows of this outfit had
the Log Cabin's radio advertisement
changed? Here's hoping that the manag-
er won't lose more than two customers
by the change...Ragland's folks visit-
ed him this week-end...came down from
North Birmingham.....Walker's new the-
me song is, "Wish I Was Single Again!"
And Pharo sings, "It Wont Be Long Now"
Dropped in at Headquarters Monday
night and what do you know....the per-
sonnel section was working overtime,
wonder why?....Saw Galloway with three
up and one down, Sunday....a little
previous, weren't you, Galloway?
Murray is still singing about "This
Love of Mine."...What is H.C. Anderson
going to do with a cedar chest, espec-
ially without a card?
Welcome to our new C.O., Captain
Strobel. Mrs. Joe Wright has two nites
of freedom per month.....whenever the
hubby is on C. Q....Hello, T/Sgts. Van
Slyck and Barker, you'll be a big help
to us out there on the line.
Some of the "go getters" of the sq-
uadron have contracted for a fixed
price for sewing on stripes....seems
that they've started a union...just
look at the prices! Glad to hear that
we've got a good basketball team, this
outfit beat the 446th the other night.
Well, how do you "yam danckies" like
this beautiful Florida sunshine?
446TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
Life in the raw: Pvt. Van Weelden,
late of New York, is now a member of
this squadron. Before his enlistment
in the Air Corps, he spent some of the
most enjoyable years of his life in
the very interesting profession of
Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Corporal Joseph H. Lassiter, the N.
Carolina Playboy is now plying his
old trade here in the squadron. He' s
a rough man and really a cut up at
heart. He proved it last Friday night
by some of the haircuts he gave to
a few of the boys.
Life is all quiet on the western
front now for Corporal Meehan. His
one and only joined him last week.....
The Man Who Came to Tyndall Field is
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at last free to visit town once again.
What say, Private Levy, let's make it
LOST: A toupee. If found, please
return to Corp. J. H. Lassiter, the
owner. A liberal reward is promised.
FOUND: One pair of false teeth.
Owner must present positive means of
447TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
Congratulations to our Commanding
Officer, Samuel E. Williams, on his
promotion from First Lieutenant to
The squadron chalked up another win
on the courts by defeating the 348th
in a hotly-contested basketball game,
21-16. Nice going, fellows.
We wish to welcome M/Sgt. Brown and
T/Sgts. Whittier and Davis, who were
transferred to our outfit a few days
ago. Lots of luck to Sgt. Wright,
Cpl. Rabick and Pvts. Khachigan, Good-
heart, Salak and Reynolds, who left
Live and learn....Pvt. R. Harrison
has been trying to take out the trans-
mission from his '33 Chevvie for over
a month without success. Perhaps if
he would drop the rear end, it would
be much easier.
Orchids to Private Williard Jordan,
who recently got up enough nerve to
trek down the middle aisle and utter
S the sacred vow, "I do."
And we're all only too happy to put
those messy mess kits in the bottom of
our footlockers. Hurray for a tray!
448TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
The total height of our Commanding
Officer and the Adjutant is only a bit
more than ten feet, but they couldn't
rate higher with the men of this out-
All the boys in the squadron join in
offering sympathy to Pvt. Gillespie
whose father died last week.
T/Sgts. Steve T. Umniski and Billy
S. Powers have joined this outfit.
Welcome, men, and we feel sure you are
going to be an asset to the squadron.
Pfc. Oliver, the dashing red-head,
enjoyed a beautiful evening with his
lady love in dreamland last week. From
Taps until the C. Q.'s whistle, he
talked in his sleep of his darling
Betty and the pretty blond hair. The
boys in his room lost a full night's
sleep but thoroughly enjoyed them-
It is rumored that Easter Tide will
bring wedding bells for a bunch of the
fellows, if Captain Hunter gives the
0. K...T/Sgt. Peterson and his bowling
team took another three games Tuesday
night to keep a clean slate. Cpl.
Weis and his girl were seen standing
on a street corner last Saturday night
presumably waiting for a street car.
The supply sergeant swears that he
will hang the next man who stops him
on the street and asks him when the
laundry will be in....Pvt. Whaley wie-
lds a wicked razor in his latrine
Pfc. Graham splurged Saturday night
with a nut sundae and a coke. --L.H.T.
SIGNAL SERVICE COMPANY
That heavy rain of last Sunday was
very popular with the wire lineman in
this outfit. "Hank" Brozanski looked
like a survivor from a ship wreck when
he checked in Sunday night after spen-
ding all day in the rain "shooting"
trouble. However, he hails from New
Jersey, and from what I've seen of the
weather up there, he should be plenty
familiar with rain and fog. Newton,
Asaro and Corporal Stansberry have
been patching up telephone lines all
week. They've been taping, splicing,
cursing and stringing wires from morn-
ing til night and deserve a lot of
credit for the work they are doing on
the temporary system now in operation.
We are operating a Western Union Of-
fice in the Signal Building. (This is
not intended as a commercial announce-
ment, but we will take no offense if
you pay us a visit and wire that girl
or the folks back home. We're located
on the north side of Post Headquarters
building.) We did a land office busi-
ness on St. Valentine's Day. "Slim"
Foster and I were feeling so senti-
mental after watching all those touch-
ing wires come in on the tape, that we
were going to send our First Sergeant
Boylston a card asking him to be our
Valentine, and to spare us from detail
for all time. --W.M.H.
To start with, we're proud to an-
nounce that to date we are still hold-
ing our own at the top of the Tyndall
Field bowling league. We're in there
pitching for strikes every match, so
competition look out. (Editor's note:
we'll look out).
Our "boss," Sgt. Underwood, seems to
have an interest in the Bell Telephone
Company in Panama City. Does one of
the operators have his "number"?
It seems that one of the most pop-
ular men in the Detachment is Private
Frank Clooney, Perhaps it's because
he is the only man in the outfit who
can be fairly conservative and is al-
ways ready to help out a buddy who
needs money. Costigan and Anderson
are his shadows. --C.G.B.
Shat announcement of ratings last
week got confused; apparently we were
not as "in the know" as we thought. So
late but hearty congrats to Sgt. Cher-
ney and Pfc. Dawson....And welcome to
our newest Officer, Lt. Fogel, who
came here from Camp Blanding, Florida.
Well, Groover finally made the grade
with "522" and now we have lost an-
other source for news....Lots of luck
to the Mr. and Mrs.....Is it true that
Sgt. Cherney has given up smoking be-
cause of the fear that he will put the
wrong end in his mouth and run up his
To the men who came in from Eglin
last week--we're all glad to see you.
It was certainly a long wait--fact is,
we'd about decided you'd forgotten
your proper station.....And remember,
fellows, those yellow fever shots hurt
us just as much as they do you. -R.L.M
Your scribe doesn't have any rumors
this week. It seems that Lt. Lynn,
proprietor of our local rooming and
boarding house, the 66th Materiel Sq-
uadron, has been putting on his glas-
ses while inspecting our room and con-
sequently, has seen a bit too much
dirt scattered here and there. The
net result is that things have been
rather "confined" this week. Panama
City is fast becoming a pleasant mem-
ory in our minds.
We've heard from some of the fellows
that Lt. Corr's Sunday afternoon date
is in the market for some "No-Doze"
pills to slip the good Lieutenant to
keep him from cat-napping. --J.H.L.
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Pvt. Welche's jalopy can be put to
music..."Opus in All Flat"...Best of
luck to the fellows from our Detach-
ment who were sent to Hollabird, Md.,
to take a specialist course in the
whys and wherefores of our Army trucks
and jeeps...Say, did you see that bomb
shell that Sgt. McCoy was convoying
down the main drag the other day?...It
was the real McCoy...Our vote for the
original Good Humor man---none other
than (Boss) Lt. John H. Yates...Then
we overheard a couple of 1'l girls in
our office chirping about how much
Captain Alcott resembles Ronald Cole-
man....Hurricane Henderson, the local
lover, sure is in demand in town--and
we do mean in demand.... What ever be-
came of our turtle, Myrtle...Did you
hear of the young 'un that Pvt. Ten
Eyck dates nightly?...Two girls of
the same age would equal twenty-one.
Ehrhardt can sleep for 30 hours with-
out waking, so help me...What say we
get up a softball team?...And is it
true that Johnny Sopher runs around
with a woman wrestler?..And that
Tom Baldridge's brother has just ar-
rived in the States after a crash in
the Brazilian jungles while ferrying
planes?...It seems that our bowling
team is out for blood and any games
available! So lookout, Keglers...A
few of the cooks have gone off to
school to learn how to cook...Harold
Thompson, our one-man postoffice,
"carrying on" and holding hands with
none other than a minister's daugh-
ter...And did you see that pair of
yellow drawers on one of the boys?
-i+ler and the Devil
Hitler called the Devil on the telephone one day.
The girl at Central listened to all they had to say.
"Hello," she hears Hitler say, "Is old man Satan home?
Just tell him it's Hitler the Dictator who wants him
on the phone."
The Devil said, "Howdy," and Hitler said, "How are you?
I'm running a Hell here on earth, so tell me what to do.
"What can I do?" the Devil said, "Dear old pal of mine,
It seems you don't need any help, you are doing mighty fine."
"Yes, I was doing mighty fine until a little while ago,
When a man named Uncle Sam wired me to go slow."
'"He said to me, 'Dear Hitler, we don't want to be unkind,
But you have raised enough Hell, so you had better change
I thought the Lend Lease Bill was bluff, and they would
never get it through,
But he soon put me on the spot when he showed me what he'd do.
Now that is what I called you about, Satan, I need your advice.
For I know that you will tell me just what I ought to do."
\ dear Hitler, there is not much left to tell,
/ For Uncle Sam will make it hotter than I can in Hell,
\ I have been a mean old Devil, but' not half as mean as you,
SSo the minute that you get here, this job is yours to do.
SI'll be ready for your coming, and I'll have the fires bright
\ For I see your days are numbered, and there is nothing more
So hang up your phone, get on your hat, and meet me here
I ca/ /ev//7so/7
Under the capable guidance of Major
Shipman and Lt. L. R. Thompson, ath-
letic activities are shaping up in
grand style. Basketball and volley-
ball courts and baseball diamonds have
been set up at various spots around
All squadrons have been issued equi-
pment to take care of almost any sport
in which the boys wish to participate.
And to make sure that every soldier
takes advantage of the facilities of-
fered, a half day during the training
week has been set aside for athletics.
As the sporting spotlight swings a-
round the field, basketball seems to
be flashing out in front. Plenty of
top-notch forwards and guards have
been discovered in all the squadrons.
Due to such enthusiastic response from
the boys, a round robin tournament has
been organized among the outfits.
Games are played in the Panama City
gym on Monday and Wednesday nights and
Saturday afternoons. Spectators are
more than welcome.
With the approach of warmer weather,
softball and volleyball will soon have
their share of the enthusiasts. Each
squadron should be able to field an
expert aggregation of pat-ball artists
as well as a slugging "tensome" in
Bowling, the fastest-growing sport
in America, is finding no trouble in
being represented by the boys at Tyn-
dall Field. A league was formed sev-
eral weeks ago and each Tuesday and
Thursday night you'll find the compe-
tition growing hotter and hotter.
As soon as most of the day rooms
have been equipped with ping-pong ta-
bles, intra-squadron contests will be
run off to decide squadron champs, who
will in turn compete with the paddle
aces of the other outfits for the Tyn-
dall Field title.
IN HIGH GEAR
Despite the fact that the Finance
boys lost their first game Thursday
night, they're still setting the
pace in Tyndall's red-hot bowling
At the half-way mark, we find the
fellows who were a little rusty at
the start, getting into stride and
from now on in to the finish, you
can expect bowling of a professional
Here are the league standings up
through Thursday's games:
Finance........ 8 1
344th........... 7 2
343rd.......... 6 3
QMC............ 6 3
448th.......... 4 5
Hq & Hq........ 2 7
66th.......... 0 6
Signal........ 0 6
High Team Score: Hq & Hq--811
High Single Game: :uoody Mueller,
High 5-man 3 games: QMC--2389
High 3 games single total:
', ]3 d eller,
Thursday Hq &
Hq vs. Finance
343rd vs. 447th
Wednesday 446th vs. 348th
448th vs. 344th
Saturday Hq & Hq vs. 69th
66th vs. QIC
"See that girl? That's my girl."
"Yeah, Good-looking scarf she has on."
"Yeah, I gave her that."
"Say, she's okay. Pretty hat."
S "Yep, I gave her that."
" In fact, the whole outfit she's
wearing is elegant."
"Shore is. I gave it to her."
"And say, that's a cute little boy with
"Yeah, that's her brother."--T & F, UNC
They say brunettes have sweeter dispos-
itions than blondes. Well, my girl's
been both and I don't see any difference.
--T & F, UNC
A sailor, after placing a wreath
of flowers on a grave in a cemetery
noticed an old Chinese placing a
bowl of rice on a nearby grave, and
"What time do you expect your
friend to come up and eat that bowl
The old Chinaman smiled and an-
"Same time your friend come up
and smell flowers."--T & F, UNC
Ann: I'd like to see the capt-
ain of this ship.
Sailor: He's forward, Miss.
Ann: That's all right. This is
a pleasure trip.
"I wonder why women don't grow
"Did you ever see grass growing
on a race track?
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There'll be no Non-Coms in Heaven,
It's made for the pure and free,
No buckin' for ratin's in Heaven
How beautiful Heaven must be.
There's no Sgts. or Corps. in Heaven,
Not even a PFC.
Nothing but yardbirds in Heaven,
How beautiful Heaven must be.
There'll be no details in Heaven,
No pullin' guard or K. P.
Nothing but rest for the Yardbirds,
How beautiful Heaven must be.
We won't get up in the morning ,
No such thing as reveille,
The Yardbird'll be boss in Heaven,
How beautiful Heaven must be.
--Composed by The Yardbird.
I Ml OATE N
"Blues in the Night" didn't quite
make the No. one position of the Hit
Parade last Saturday as we predicted,
but its failure to do so serves as a
stirring tribute to the song that
still rates tops in the hearts of all
of America--"The White Cliffs of Dover."
While passing out the posies, it's
about time we mentioned that popular
reveille program that each A. M. bri-
ghtens those darkest hours before dawn.
You know which one we're talking about:
Henry Duprez and his gang of "Dawn Bus-
ters" over WWL, New Orleans. Many a
chill caused by that whistle-tooting
C. Q. has been thawed out by the warm
notes of Sally O'Dare's songs.
Freddy Martin takes over the CBS net-
work at 9:00 PM on Mondays in place of
Orson Welles, who leaves for a "Good
Neighbor" tour of the other Americas.
For a few extra chuckles and some
tips of "wolf" technique, we suggest
you tune in on Charley McCarthy tomor-
row night. Two irresistable forces
will meet when Hedy Lamarr's charm par-
ries with Charley's amorous advances.
We're not the Old Professor, Kay Ky-
ser, and we know you're not the Quiz
Kids, but how about frowning the fore-
head on these "$64 questions":
1. Who is known as the "Star Spang-
led Banner Girl"?
2. What Jimmy Dorsey recording has
broken all modern sales records?
3. What big-time band leader rode to
fame on "Tuxedo Junction"?
4. What Tommy Tucker arrangement hit
the jackpot and warmed your heart last
5. Name the band leaders who use the
following theme songs:
"Thinking of You"
"Getting Sentimental Over You"
"The Very Thought of You"
Still stumped? Well, we'll help you
out a little. In fact, here're the an-
swers: (1) Lucy Monroe. (2) Green Eyes
with Marie Elena. (3) Glenn Miller.
(4) I Don't Want To Set The World On
Fire. (5) Kay Kyser, T. Dorsey, Clyde
McCoy, Ray Noble, Henry Busse.
THIS WEEK *
SUNDAY, MONDAY, February 22-23
"They Died With Their Boots On"
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, February 24-25
"Dangerously They Live"
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, February 26-27
"One Foot In Heaven"
SATURDAY, 1' '.ruary 28
"Red River Valley"
"Sons of the Sea"
SUNDAY, MONDAY, February 22-23
TUESDAY, February 24
"Texas Man Hunt"
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, February 25-26
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, February 27-28
"Steel Against The Sky"