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Vol. I No. 8, Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Fi'eld, Florida, March 7, 1942


POST-


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OFF/C/AIzY OPEA/l)


LIDDON COMMISSIONED

FIRST LIEUTENANT
Master Sergeant Harvey Liddon, chief
technical inspector here, has been
commissioned a First Lieutenant in the
Army of the United States and was or-
dered to report to Maxwell Field for
duty on March 15, according to inform-
ation which reached here Friday from
the Training Center and Washington.
A native of Marianna, Fla., Lt. Lid-
don was educated in the high school of
that city and enlisted in the Army in
1920. He has served at many posts in
this country and was once stationed at
Hawaii.
* At Maxwell Field he was technical
inspector for 10 years before transfer-
ring to Tyndall Field on Augu s t 1,
1941.
Lt. Liddon will now serve as techni-


cal inspector for the
Corps Training Center.


Southeast Air


PI LOT OFFICERS
REPORT FOR DUTY
Reporting from Cochran Field, Macon,
Ga., five pilot officers were assigned
to duty with the Gunnery School Thurs-
day.
Recently commissioned, these men who
will play an important part in the
training program are Second Lieutenants
Raymond E. Taylor, Worchester, Mass;
Raymond A. Witort, Franklin Park, IlL;
Howard D. Watkins, Jr., Atlanta, Ga.;
Howard T. Whitehurst, Mobile, Ala.;
and Peter E. Weis, Milwaukee, Wis.


Marking another important step to-
wards the ultimate completion of Tyn-
dall Field, the new Post Hospital was
activated last Thursday. Patients from
the dispensary have already been moved
to the new hospital, which is situated
on the extreme southwest corner of the
Field.
Hospitalization facilities equal to
those on any post of its size in the
country are now available to the men at
Tyndall Field. The hospital is being
equipped with the finest and most mod-
ern apparatus.
This new unit is a cantonment type
hospital and has a normal capacity of
over 200. Plans for increasing this
capacity have already been made should
the necessity ever arise.
Barracks #306 will continue to serve
as the dispensary for enlisted men.
All soldiers reporting for sick call
will first be received at the dispens-
ary where they will be treated for
minor ailments. Except in emergency
cases, patients will not be admitted
to the hospital directly. For -the
time being, the cadet dispensary will
also be maintained at Barracks #306.
Major John E. Pluenneke, Post Sur-
geon, is in command of the hospital.
Other officers are: Major Nathan S.
Rubin, Executive Officer; Major Isaac
Harris, Chief Surgical Service Officer;
Captain A. E. Rigberg, Dental Officer;
Captain Milton I. Medof, Chief Medical
Service Officer; and Lieutenant Vin-
cent Handy, enlisted men's Dispensary
Officer. Sergeant Major of the Detach-
ment is M/Sgt. Mather Peavy.


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A Chat with the Chaplain
We are approaching the time of the year wherein we stop to remember the "Risen
Christ." All the world seems to join us. It is Easter. Christ is risen.
Yes, He died. He was dead when they placed His body in the grave. But, the
grave could not hold Him. Out of the grave He came on Easter morn. We sing and
shout that He is risen. Good!
But, what of the days before Easter? Before Easter, the Christ took stock of
Himself. Those were dark days for Him. Should not we take stock of ourselves be-
fore Easter, as did Christ? Those were sad days for the Christ. Days full of dis-
appointment and sorrow. Friends turned their backs upon Him and walked with Him no
more. His enemies became strong against Him. Surely, they were dark days. But,
out of the darkness came the glorious Easter Morn. Victory is always sweeter after
the struggle.
Here, in America, we have a custom. A beautiful custom. We call it Lent. It
consists of a period of time prior to Easter wherein we stop our worldly living,
and take time to think of the Christ, and the better things of Life. We think of
what He has done for us. We take stock of ourselves. To help us appreciate Easter
more, we observe this period of self-denial and meditation. It is Lent now. Is it
too much to ask? Too much after all the Christ has done for us? Shall we not ben-
efit by thinking of the Christ these next few days? Thinking and trying to honest-
ly examine ourself and then ask God to help us rid ourself of some sin, some bad
habit. If we do, will we not appreciate Easter more? --Chaplain Wilson.

Rabbi Wolf will be at the Panama City Armory Monday night at 8 o'clock to conduct
a service for Tyndall Field men and Panama City friends of the Jewish faith.


U S 0 OPENS 'SOON
Keep hoping, fellows. That USO bui-
lding in Panama City will be open
"soon."
The front page headline in the first
issue of Tyndall Target heralded this:
"USO BUILDING NEARS COMPLETION." That
was seven weeks ago. Each week since
then the formal opening was held up,
pending the signing of papers which
would officially turn the project over
to the USO.
Latest word from Director Thomas
Oliver is that the dedication will
take place "sometime between March 8
and March 15."
All equipment and furnishings for
the $45,000 building have arrived and
been installed. The Morale Officer is
already planning a stage show to be
given in the large auditorium and Sta-
tion WDLP has made arrangements to in-
stall a direct wire to the building in
order to broadcast the new series,
Tyndall Field in Review," from the
stage.
The club will have a comfortable
lounge and reading room, in addition
to a luncheonette and soda fountain.


INSURANCE


SALES SOAR


Since Lt. Garrett C. Rush, Post Insu-
rance Officer, pushed sales of Nat-
ional Service Life Insurance a month
ago, more than $1,200,000 in policies
have been taken out by Tyndall Field
soldiers. Following are percentages,
by squadrons, on men with policies:
Percentage
Hq. & Hq................... 37
69th A. B................. 66
66th Materiel.............. 53


343rd
344th
348th
349th
350th
446th
447th
448th


Sch.
Sch.
Sch.

Sch.
Sch.
Sch.
Sch.


Sq..............
Sq ..............
Sq .............
Sq...... .......
Sq...............
Sq..............
Sq........ ......
Sq..............


Det. Med. Dept.............
2d Plat. 879th QM Co.......
Det. 856th Sig. Ser........
846th QM Co...............
Det. QMC..................
Det. Finance Dept..........
691st Ordnance Co..........


Tyndall Field Total 41













Was Colonel Max-
well modeling the
A uniforms for the ci-
vil service gals a
few days ago?...Lt.
Kevan looked so pur-
ty the other day,
when he came out with
his yellow accessor-
ies---the voice of
Spring...Have you had the pleasure of
meeting "Available Jones" Howell?..Lt.
Vernocy has really done his part for
the good old USA recently--he has been
shooting endlessly ...."God's in His
Heaven, and all's right with the wor-
ld," said Major Shipman upon learning
his 15-day leave had been approved.
Second Lieutenants Bruce S. Grice and
Lucian A. Manzi are two of our new Of-
ficers and have been assigned as As-
sistant Armament Officers...Chaplain
McClelland is worried about losing
weight--he tips the scales at 203 lbs.
Lt. Bane's recent trip was the firstin
ten years on which he didn't take his
golf clubs with him..We certainly have
missed Lieut. Silva these past few
days. He's on the sick list. He gave
* me some of that homemade candy the ot-
her day. Here's hoping it doesn't put
me to bed too...Lt. Hollinback seemed
to be in perfect comfort last Saturday
evening...I believe Captain Williams
is happy over his new job as Trial Ju-
dge Advocate, and I'm sure Lt. Mathis
is only too glad to offer any helpful
suggestions...It is suggested that
Chaplain Wilson remove the "No Hitch-
Hikers" sign from the windshield of
his car--not that we contemplate any
hitch-hiking...Lt. Hatcher is looking
for someone to install a Power Turret'
in one of our A-33's--"calling all ar-
morers"...I hear Lt. Corbin made ar-
rangements with a certain party in
Panama City to celebrate his return
upon arriving from South Bend. From
all indications the wires got crossed
because the celebration didn't termin-
ate as expected.


It is suggested that Sgt. Brewer of
66th Materiel remember and save for de-
fense.....Did anybody see Fred Foster
around the day he made sergeant?..Sgt.
Brewer, Headquarters Squadron, says he
doesn't remember what happened Satur-
day night, so why should his girl be
mad at him?...Corps. Sissom and Ken-
nington have their private mailing
line from Headquarters to Sub-Depot.
I'd like to do a little tapping on
that line...It is rumored that Private
Harold Williams, Ordnance Department,
is to be denied a cold Budweiser be-
tween nines at the Panama City Country
Club...Ask Corp. Jordy about the new
rank for officers he recently created.
Now that Sgt. Wood is the proud pos-
sessor of those Tech stripes, there is
no apparent excuse...Wonder how Sgt.
John Liles and his Crestview attach-
ment are progressing...From what I
hear, Sgt. Slade won't be running a-
round in these stores, blowing on all
the harps--mustn't touch, Slade..Corp.
Alford, Orders Dept., doesn't get e-
nough walking around Post Headquarters
so he winds up his daily dozen with a
walk from Mattie's in St. Andrews into
Panama City...Sgt. Balentine remembers
WHEN...Pvt. Pharo has found a profit-
able pastime...Pfc. Myles, QMC, looks
forward to those nightly drills...If
anyone has an extra safe, Corp. Edge
of our Post Office would appreciate it
as a gift...One of the stenographers
up front at Post Headquarters has a
secret love: Pvt. McDonald of the 66th
and this isn't gossip...Have you not-
iced T/Sgt. Howell and his newly ac-
quired smoking apparatus...Sgt. Frank
High has turned to milk baths. Will


Barrios will tell you
about it...Sgt. May,
chief file clerk, has
finally bought that,
"sparkler"...I don't
know whether to place
LIDDON under the en-
listed men's or offi-
cer's column.


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I Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, ACGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.


EDITOR
3gt. J. W. Timberlake, Jr.


ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Pvt. Arnold H. Milgaten


SQUADRON REPORTERS
S/Sgt. Arthur R. Edwards
Pfc. James F. Barran
Sgt. Ralph S. Boyes
Cpl. A. J. Corbin
Cpl. Hugh Maloney
Cpl. H. H. Bergstrom
S/Sgt. J. D. Twitchell
Cpl. M. M. Kendall
Cpl. John T. Lampros
Sgt. Lloyd H. Taylor


PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
1st Lt. Joseph I. Mathis


ASST. TO P. R. OFFICER
Cpl. Jack H. Parks


ART WORK
Cpl. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Ernest Kenton

COLUMNISTS
S/Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett
The Yardbird

MULTILITH OPERATOR
Cpl. Harold Speck


COMMANDING
Col. W. A. Maxwell


SQUADRON REPORTERS

Pvt. William Hines

Tech. Carl G. Brandt

Sgt. R. L. Mathews

Pvt. Ray Gross

Pvt. J. H. Lescher


TYPIST
Miss Roberta Gammon


JUST ANYTHING-








03 0


P hBAi'iT7 L~. AND HEADQUARTERS

pledging him their cooperation, the
boys in the squadron congratulate for-
mer Staff Sergeant Don J. Asbury on
his recent appointment as Acting First
Sergeant.
The week was highlighted by a "Pro-
motion Party on Monday night. Cpl. R.
S. Smith was in charge of arrangements
and refreshments.
Cliques were broken up and bosom
pals were separated as the new room
assignments were carried out last Fri-
day. Despite the temporary inconven-
iences that might arise under this new
set-up, you've got to admit that it
has resulted in cleaner barracks and
wider acquaintances.
Within the last three weeks, twenty
one men of the squadron have been sent
off to school. The list includes:
Sergeants J. Waller, D. Hinshaw and B.
Northrup; Corporal H. Barnes; Privates
L. Monser, W.D. Wiley, H. D. Wiley, I.
D. Levinson, C. Vickers, R. Timanus,
A. Janucevic, E. Roach, S. Upchurch,
V. Edwards, J. F. Close, C.M. Cochran,
S R.R. Slatko, B. R. Anderson, W.J. And-
ers, H. Baker and C. Lindsley.
Save those used razor blades and
empty toothpaste and shaving cream
tubes! The U.S. needs steel and tin!

S66TH 1^TERIEL,

Congratulations to Private Allen who
last Saturday acquired a better half
after promising to "..love, honor and
obeyS" And speaking of "Mrs."S", we
are glad to see Sgt. Flowers and his
one and only back with us again.
Sergeant Williams announces that he
is short on "Bull Durham" already, and
the month just starting too!...All of
the boys in the squadron appreciate
that thoughtful "brother" of Sergeant
Brewster who sends him candy.
The basketball team is doing okay so
far...They should increase their .500
percentage, though, now that Sergeant


Rousseau and Corporal Monroe are back.
Relax, Sgt. Gossett, you don't have
to give 1st Sgt. Hodges a "snow job"
anymore...you have your "staff" stripe.
The married men in the squadron
have all been very cordial about in-
viting other members of the outfit to
dine with them...and so far no one has
forgotten to bring along a chicken or
duck.
For the first time since its for-
mation, the squadron has reached its
full strength...now we can settle down
and get to know each other.
Turn in your news to S/Sgt. Edwards
at Post Headquarters. --A.R.E.

69TH AIR BASE

Staff Sergeant O'Neil reports that
the "Fighting 69th" boys are doing ex-
ceptionally well on the basketball
courts. Our team has only played in
two games thus far, but they've won
both of them.
The men have also been hiking a bit
this week. Lt. Russo, who has been in
charge, says that most of the men wou-
ld rather be on the range.
Private Gerald W. Bishop announced
his plunge into matrimony last week.
Good luck to the newlyweds from all
the boys!
Corporal Harry W. Beidel was "going
steady" with a Bay Harbor lass until
one of his "friends" stepped in and
took the miss to the movies while
Harry was back at the Field pulling
"patrol." Harry says he's lost a fri-
end!

W 343RD SCHOOL SQUADRON

e lost two good men to the Cadet
Training School this week, Sergeant
Billie Van Pepering and Corporal James
A. Thompson. Our loss is the Cadet's
gain.
On the basketball front the 343rd
came through with flying colors again.
The boys won a close one from the 348th













School Squadron; the score, was 28-
26. It was a nip and tuck affair with
the margin of victory being scored in
the last minute of play!
England has nothing on the 343rd.
We have a "Churchill" too. He is none
other than Paul Churchill, who just
arrived from Chanute Field. Also re-
turning from school this week was Sgt.
Earl Buchwald. The Sergeant has just
finished a course of instruction in
Power Turrets at the Bendix School.
Some sort of an endurance prize is
rated by Private W.A. McLeod. He had
a 'phone call from his "heart throb"
in N. C. the other night, and spoke to
her for 48 minutes! --R.J.B.

S 344TH SCHOOL SQUADRON

ell, the boys finally received an
opportunity to demonstrate their skill
with a pistol. Among the good and bad
scores, Corporal Geick stood-out as an
expert with 13 hits out of a possible
10! Amazing marksmanship, to say the
least.
It seems that Snodgrass has been
kidding the recruits about guard duty.
Whether or not the rookies will ever
take a shot at their own shadow in the
moonlight as he once did, remains to
be seen!
Perhaps the squadron basketball team
could make a better showing if some of
the boys who are old hands at the game
would only condescend to offer their
skill in future games. Do we have to
mention names, Sgt. Austin and Private
Stevens? --A.J.C.

349TH SCHOOL SQUADRON

Best wishes to Master Sergeant Har-
relson on his recent promotion to that
rank.
Our fast-breaking and sharp-shooting
basketball team scored its third str-
aight triumph by defeating the 446th
School Squadron. The score was 33-18.
Pfc. Dufrane was the top man in the


points-scored column, accounting for a
total of 25 points.
We want to say "hello and welcome"
to Tech Sergeant Callender who ver y
recently joined the organization.
Private Crawford left on Sunday for
Milan, Michigan, he had been granted
an emergency furlough...Private Alphin
is learning the trials and tribula-
tions connected with a typewriter as
he begins work behind a machine at the
Personnel Office.
Among the new "stripe" happy boys
are: Acosta, Alderate, Balsom, Barrick,
Barnes, Beason, Belford, Blossom, Br-
ewer, Camp, Chope, Dufrane, Funkhauser,
Greenwald, Haddock, Hancock, Houston,
Huinker, Jernigan, Kennedy, Kress, La-
grone, Lucas, Moore, Morin, Saunders,
Stubbs, Williams, R.D. Young, J. Young
and Barkdull. Sew 'em on men! --H.H.B.

446TH SCHOOL SQUADRON

onday morning's mail call saw a new
man handing out those "Sugar Reports."
Enter, Private Manson, exit Corporal
Kendall.
A hearty welcome to Staff Sergeant
Stanley N. Piechocki who rejoins us
after a period of Detached Service at
South Bend, Indiana...Seven more mem-
bers of our squadron have enrolled as
students in the Gunnery School...That
brings the total of men from our out-
fit in the school up to thirteen.
Corporal Rowley seems to be entering
his second childhood. He is the proud
owner of a cut-out doll book!...And
Corporal Glass is better known as "The
Boy with the Wistful Eyes."
THINGS WE'D LIKE TO SEE: Our basket-
ball team win a game...Private Berry
not finding some new piece of nonsense
to add to his rapidly growing collect-
ion...Any member of the squadron with
money left on or about the 25th of the
month!
Getting back to basketball, how
about some of you former cage stars
coming out for our next game? --M.M.K.


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S 448TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
private H. N. Haar threw together a
makeshift bowling team to represent
this squadron last Thursday night. He
finally got five men that wanted to
bowl after he explained that they did
not have to be experts. Imagine his
surprise when one of the boys that
"came along" sported a ring which was
given to him for bowling a perfect
game in a national tournament! The
makeshift team took three in a row!
* Deepest sympathy to Private J. C.
Miller, whose father passed away at
St. Petersburg, Florida, last week.
A group of Panama City's fairest
young ladies entertained the boys of
this squadron Thursday night and every-
one had a swell time. Why don't we do
this more often?
Congratulations to Tech. Sergeant
Golling who added the second rocker
stripe on the 1st of March.
T/Sgt. Walter E. Peterson is in the
market for a good bicycle that will
fit long legs. He figures that he has
walked some 344 miles in two months
just travelling from the squadron to
the line!

MEDICAL DETACHMENT

It has finally become a reality!. On
Monday, all Medical men moved from the
temporary quarters on Sewannee Road to
their permanent quarters in the new
Hospital Area. '"Home" at last!
It's a blessing to Sergeant Mathews
that the hospital was activated so
soon. He wont have to pass the Q.M.
Barracks anymore. It seems that on
one occasion the Q.M. Barracks and the
Medical Barracks looked identically
the same to the sergeant!
Now that Sgt. Barnhart has his car,
date promotions ought to be easy..Lots
of luck to Corporal Marsh who may soon
be entering the Med. Administrative
Officer School. Best toast f the year:
Bottoms up for the Jap Navy! --A. K.


FINANCE
he entire squadron welcomes 2nd Lt.
Louis McKnight who joins us as Assist-
ant Finance Officer. Previous to his
arrival at Tyndall Field, Lt. McKnight
was stationed at Barksdale Field, La.
He was a Master Sergeant in the finan-
ce department before being ordered to
active duty as a 2nd Lt., Finance Re-
serve.
Our heartiest congratulations to
Technicians Johnny E. Farr and Edward
M. Morgan. Both of these boys were
promoted to the, rank of Staff Sergeant
S/Sgt. Morgan is away on D. S.
Rumor has it that wedding bells may
soon ring for S/Sgt. Farr, with T/Sgt.
Underwood also giving thought to the
same matter.
The latest bowling results show that
we still lead the league. There's no
reason why we shouldn't keep that lead
right on down to the last matchI --CGB

ih QUARTERMASTER

Hhile our star reporter, Ray Gross,
is ailing with an infected leg, the
undersigned will risk his life with a
few casual comments. The bowling team
is still in the groove, or perhaps our
opponents are just in a rut! 'Either
way, the boys are doing a swell job!
Colonel Moore and his charming wife
were interested spectators at a recent
bowling match.
Former D.R.O. Barlow likes his new
position with the Commissary...not as
many dishes to break!
Johnnie Sopher bought a hair-net the
other day...light brown..fcr a friend's
girl friend...who knew all about it.
Tom Baldridge's mother is in town.
The Four Musket-Ears, Howell, Hen-
derson, Hofherr and Barlow, must have
had a dull time of it Tuesday night.
They all checked in before 10l00 P.M.!
"Junior" Thompson is having trouble
getting a date with that certain one.
Hurry back, Ray. --J.M.D.
















Our First Sergeant, Forest L. Boyl-
ston, has left for the Officer Candi-
date School at Fort Monmouth, N. J.
We're going to miss him very much. He
was a great first sergeant and a swell
fellow. We all wish him the very best
of luck.
Five other men left us last week.
Asaro, Giannini, Stelling and Dorazio
were transferred to Napier Field.
The boys had a farewell party for
Sergeant Boylston Saturday night and
it was a howling success. I wasn't
able to attend, but if the racket the
fellows made when they returned was
any indication of the spirit of the
party, I missed a good one! "Hank"
Brozanski came back in a playful mood,
but couldn't find a playmate. He threw
a comforter in the general direction
of my bunk and went off disgusted with
the lack of spirit shown by his "pals."
Sergeant Kolt is our new Acting 1st
Sergeant. He has just recently joined
us and appears to be quite capable of
handling the job. Incidentally, Sgt.
Kolt was associated with the Gulf Oil
Company in South America previous to
his induction into the Army. He is a
whiz at Spanish, and is going to con-
duct a class for the Officers. Can
you picture some of our Officers being
asked to stay after school for not st-
udying their lessons? May we suggest
K.P. for the ones that fail to keep up
their averages?
We have a weather man working in the
Signal Office in the person of Sgt.
Sam Gacessa. It is no longer a secret
that this fellow is directly respon-
sible for all of the bad weather! He
claims that he is powerless to cope
with the situation because of the lack
of proper equipment. However, Sgt.
Gacessa does promise summer on or be-
fore July Fourth, this year. That in
itself is quite a concession for a We-
ather Forecaster to make! Rain is o.k.
but this is ridiculously --W.M.H.


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lashing championship form, the 350th
basketball quintet chalked up a well
earned victory over the 447th cagers.
The score was 29-25 and the win marks
the first time that the 447th has been
defeated in the inter-squadron comp-
etition. Nice going, meni
We welcome Sergeant Lance Morrison
back to the squadron. He has been
taking a specialist course in turrets
at South Bend, Indiana.
It was noticed that Bruner and Pal-
mer were out walking and riding recent-
ly, but is was also noticed that they
were in good hands--good and YOUNG
hands, it might be added...Bruner is
supposedly "sweating out" a lovely
lass in Lynn Haven...What does Sgt.
Anderson have on his mind besides a
certain brunette and Officers Candi-
date School?
Suarez gave away a diamond the other
night...and has a second one on hand.
The teething ring is yet to be bought,
however...That makes three staffs down
and only Galloway to go...Dillard is
going steady with a local girl...Hen-
derson's one and only was down last
weekend from Charleston.
In memory of the mess kits we say-
"May We Never Meet Again." --J.D.T.

le CHEMICAL WARFARE

e all heave a sigh of relief as the
Sims' family again makes its way back
up to the Northland. Honestly, it was
lonely around the Detachment without
Sims with us.
A flash just came in that Lescher's
proud (?) parents are arriving on Wed-
nesday...His heartbeat isn't coming
with them so we can expect to see him
in a little earlier in the evenings.
What is this about Hammond being off
at school at present--at least that is
what we have heard from some of female
companions down in the City...Why not
let us in on it, Jimmy? --J.H.L.









The old Yardbird has sho had him a lot of fun this week on account of he dun drew
a pay day. i had to take a couple of shots over ter the horsepital jest fore they
payed off, an i took em both in my left arm so as to keep my right one in good
shape for the crap game. i did purty good, too; won six bits.
Went in the oystre bar ter buy me a half dozen oystres, but thar purty gurl behind
the counter dun smiled at me an fore i got out i dun et 3 dozen raw oystres an a
shwimp cocktail. i et em raw so she's think i wuz rugged.
Toosdy we wuz out practisin guard dooty, an i axed the non-cum a kwestchun an he
started to tell me what the sgt. would do in that case, an i tole him quick i wuz
only looking at it from the Yardbird's standpoint; he ain't sayed nothing fur a lit-
tle while--jest looked mity sympathetic, sarcastic-like, then sayed maybe i'd be a
noncum somday, an i tole him maybe so on account of it looked like they didn't
care who they non-commissionized nowadays. he sho give me a reamin.
Spotted me a purty gurl down ter the drug sto, an sho wanted to meat her, but
they was always a lot of non-cums hangin around an i knowed she woodn't mess with
no buck private, so i slipt off with my good buddy's blouse the other nite, an got
me a preemoshun seegar an put the band offen a nickel seegar onit to make it look
good, anyhow. i wuz all set to pull the biggest snow job on that purty gurl on
account of having my buddies blouse on, but jest as i stept in the drug sto. my
fust sgt. spotted me an sent me straight home. Today he restricted me fur imper-
sonating a P.F.C.
Mah cuzzin Al K. Hall dun jined the Navy. Don't figger he'll be much good fur
-that job cause he ain't never got very close to water in his life, cept to drink
it an only then when he's dun played out of everything else--claimed it'ud rust
his pipes. Better be er goin. --The Yardbird.



I had twelve bottles of whiskey in my cellar, and my wife told me to empty the
contents of each and every bottle down the sink "or else." I said I would and pro-
ceeded with the unpleasant task.

* I withdrew the cork from the first bottle and poured the contents down the sink,
with the exception of one glass which I drank. I extracted the cork from the
second bottle and did likewise, with the exception of one glass which I drank. I
then withdrew the cork from the third bottle and emptied the good old booze down
the sink, except a glass which I drank. I pulled the cork from the fourth sink,
Sand poured the bottle down the glass, which I drank.

I pulled the bottle from the cork of the next and drank one sink out of it, and
poured the rest down the glass. I pulled the sink out of the next glass and poured
the cork down the bottle. I pulled the next cork out of my glass and poured the
sink down the bottle and drank the glass. Then I corked the sink with the glass,
bottled the drink and drank the pour.

When I had everything emptied I steadied the house with one hand, counted the
bottles and corks and glasses with the other, which were twenty-nine. To make
sure, I counted them again when they came by and I had seventy-four. And as the
house came by, I counted them again, and finally had the houses and bottles and
corks and glasses counted, except one house and one bottle, which I drank.

?VWMA/O s F /OT -- --"Author" Unknown.

A sgt. is a man what didn't let small handycaps like ignurance, low-mentallity,
and lack of soshability git him down. --The Yardbird.














qMC P(149/S F/#A#0C
Close observers of the bowling sit-
uation will notice that what last week
looked like a runaway for the Finance
Wizards, has now developed into a two
and, possibly, three team scramble.
With methodical precision, the Quar-
termaster keglers have been bowling
over their opponents and the latest
standings reveal that they are but one
game behind the league leaders. The
344th pin men, who were tied for 2nd
place with the QMC boys last week,
were the victims of the Quartermaster
team as they dropped three games and
thereby fell out of the 2nd place tie
into the 3rd slot.

-SET[/46G PeFAR A!9-?
Ever hear of "Olson and Dufrane?"
No, they're not a comedy team, but
whenever they put on their show called
"Goals A Poppin'" on the basketball
courts, they invariably bring joy to
the men of the 349th!
Privates First Class Harris Olson
and William Dufrane have been the im-
portant cogs in the 349th's cage ma-
chine which has yet to be defeated in
the Tyndall Field Basketball Tourney.
This talented combination works on a
"feed and shoot" basis. Olson, from a
guard's position, passes the ball to
Dufrane whose deadly accuracy with the
leather sphere recently accounted for
24 points in one game! However, both
boys claim that their smooth perform-
ances are only possible because of the
complete cooperation by the other men
on the 349th quintet.
Olson and Dufrane have been playing
ball together for several years. The
boys were vital factors in the Marin-
ette High School's annual drive for
the Wisconsin State Basketball Champ-
ionship.
Bill and Harris enlisted together on
July 1st, 1941, and have kept up their
teamwork as clerks for their outfit.
To top it off, both are 19 years old!


gA&GE'C WP6/J/I2# /AntE$Ep
Basketball competition grew keener
during the week as the 343rd, 349th
and 350th School Squadron court quin-
tets emerged victorious in closely


contested


349th....
69th.....
448th....
350th....
447th....
66th.....


games.
STANDINGS
W L
3 0 691st....
2 0 343rd....
2 0 348th....
2 1 344th....
2 1 Hq & Hq..
1 1 446th....


W L
11
T--T
1 2
1 2
0 2
0 2
0 3


- 6AMS, ON TAP-
BOWLING:
Tuesday QMC vs. Finance
343rd vs. Signal
Thursday Hq. & Hq. vs. 66th
448th vs. 344th

BASKETBALL:
Monday 349th vs. 447th
343rd vs. 446th
Wednesday 350th vs. 348th
448th vs. 69th
Saturday Hq & Hq vs. 66th
344th vs. Ordnance


TEN PIN STANDINGS
Won Lost
Finance............ 3 -2
QMC ............... 12 3
344th.............. 9 6
343rd.............. 8 7
448th.............. 7 5
66th............... 3 9
Hq & Hq............ 2 10
Signal............. 0 12

High Team Score: QMC--831
High Single Game: Woody Mueller,
343rd--245
High 5-man 3 games: QMC,-2389
High 3 games single total:
Michael Dineen,
343rd--566








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"Dearest, am I the first man f
who ever held you in his arms?
"Yes, of course. Why is it .
that men always ask the same .
question?"--T & F, UNC.

*
If every boy in the United States g
could read every girl's mind, the gas
consumption would drop off 50%.
--U. S. Statistical Office.

He: "Do you believe that the kiss is
unsanitary?"
She: "I can't say--I've never--"
He: "You mean you've never been kiss-
ed, my dear?"
She: "No, you dope. I've never been
sick."--Tar an' Feathers, U.N.C.
*
Guest: (to host in his home): "Hello,
old pal, how do you find it here?"
Host: "Right upstairs, two doors to
the left."--The Bulldog.

Conversation overheard in chicken in-
cubator: "Come on, girls, let's go.
Last one out's a rotten egg!"
*
Don't you ever read anything
but jokes?


"Oh, keeper," said a middle-aged woman
at the zoo. "Is that a male or a female
hippopotamus?"
"Frankly, madam," said the keeper, "I
don't see what difference it would make
to anybody but another hippopotamus!"
*L --Wataugan.

We hasten to point out that, while ev-
ery man has his wife, only the ice man
has his pick.

A serious thought for today,
Is one that may cause us dismay,
Just what are the forces
That bring little horses
When all of the horses say "Nay!"

A little curve has kept many
a man from going straight.


It isn't what my girl knows
that bothers me--it's how she
learned it.--Scripts & Pranks



O ER, WELL BE IN EARLY
v CAUSE JOES UNCLE
SAYS HE MUST BE IN
(BY 11:0o0 oPA, .J








Twist of the Wrist
Radio listeners who had their dial
turned to Elmer Davis' 10 P. M. news
analysis last Monday evening had the
privilege of being earwitnesses to a
rare display of one of our most vital
possessions freedom of thought and
speech!
The ace CBS news commentator let
loose with both barrels, as we in the
Army might say. Mr. Davis discussed
the question of censorship in a manner
that could be permitted only in a na-
tion where the principles of democracy
are still observed. His analysis was
strictly objective. While criticizing
the present method of disclosing im-
portant facts, he also dealt with a
possible remedy for the confusing sit-
uation that now exists. Mr. Davis was
of the opinion that a centralized bur-
eau for dispensing all vital informa-
tion was an absolute necessity!
The veteran news analysis soon in-
tends to take a much needed vacation
from his duties at CBS. His superb
work behind the mike has become an
important factor in molding public
opinion here in the U.S., and his ab-
sence, however short, will be greatly
felt.

HERE AND THERE ON THE AIR: Phil Baker,
of "Bottle and Beetle" fame, adds his
style of humor to that popular quiz
tease "Take It Or Leave It", making
that program all the more listenable.
The reason for Charles Laughton's sud-
den departure from "Three Ring Time"
(NBC Blue, 7:30 P.M.) is due to the
British Star's preference for comedy
rather than drama, and since Milton
Berle adequately handled this depart-
ment, Mr. Laughton felt obliged to
leave the cast...The "March of Time"
continues its great news dramatics on
Friday instead of Thursdays. (NBC Bl-
ue, 8:30 P.M.)...Ransom Sherman with a
sparkling 30 minute show takes over
thelast half of the vacated Fred Allen
hour on Wednesdays. (CBS 8:30 P.M.)
Mr. Allen, after eight consecutive
years of mid-week broadcasting, has
switched to Sundays, replacing the
Ford Evening Hour. (CBS 8:00 P.M.)


oFOI 7/ '8 WFE/
RITZ

SUNDAY, MONDAY, March 8-9
"How Green Was My Valley"
Walter Pidgeon
Maureen O'Hara
Donald Crisp
Roddy McDowell

TUESDAY, March 10
"Paris Calling"
Randolph Scott
Elizabeth Bergne

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY,
March 11-12-13
"Tarzan's Secret Treasure"
Johnny Weismuller
Maureen O'Sullivan

SATURDAY, March 14
"Heart of Texas"
Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette
"Charlie Chan in Rio"
Sidney Toler
Mary Bethe Hughes





PANAMA

SUNDAY, MONDAY, March 8-9
"Sleepy Time Gal"
Judy Canova

TUESDAY, March 10
"Billy The Kid's Roundup"
Buster Crabb
Al St. John

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, March 11-12
"When Ladies Meet"
Joan Crawford
Greer Garson

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, March 13-14
"Border Vigilante"
"Tragedy at Midnight"
Margaret Sullivan
John Howard
Selected Shorts




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