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Vol. I No. 10 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida March 21, 1942


OFFICERS' MESS ORGANIZED


SUSO PLANS ACTIVITIES
With the opening ceremonies and ini-
tial dance successful events of the
past, Director Thomas Oliver and Host-
ess Ouida Lee of the USO Club are busy
with plans for future activities.
The large turnout for last Tuesday's
dance by the men from Tyndall Field
and the young ladies from Panama City
has led to the announcement that si-
milar jive sessions will .be held each
Tuesday evening until further notice.
Confident that the men of the Field
appreciate the facilities of the cen-
ter, Mr. Oliver and Mrs. Lee are anx-
iously trying to plan a schedule of
* events that will be of interest to as
many men as possible. To this end
they ask that all soldiers fill out a
reference card on their first arrival,
giving their name, where they may be
located, (for visitors' information),
( their hobbies and talents, and just
S what activities they would be int er-
ested in having the USO stage.
S These cards are available at the USO
S building office.

NEW CHAPLAIN ARRIVES
Chaplain Finnerty, Tyndall Field's
first Catholic Chaplain, arrived here
on March 12, 1942. Previous to rec-
eiving his commission into the Army,
Chaplain Finnerty served as pastor in
various New York state communities.
The Chaplain wishes to announce that
services for the Catholic boys will
begin at 9:00 A. M. on Sundays in the
Post Recreation Room, building #310.


Highlight of last week's activities
here was the organization of an offi-
cers mess, which will in effect be an
officer's club.
A meeting of all officers of the
post was called Wednesday afternoon
for the purpose of organizing the mess
and for the election of officers to
serve during the next six months.
A building for the new mess, located
in the bachelor officer quarters sec-
tion of the Field, has already been
completed except for considerable in-
terior finishing and decorating which
remains to be done. Furnishings for
the building will also be secured by
the new organization. This work will
be done by Mr. Charles M. Kelly, a Do-
than, Ala., architect, who did a simi-
lar job at Napier Field.
Tentative plans for financing the
new Tyndall Field organization call
for either the float'n:; of a bond
issue or the securing of a loan. In
case bonds are floated, they will be
purchased by the members themselves.
The indebtedness will be retired by a
$5.00 initiation fee and from monthly
dues of ,;.00 from each member.
Newly elected officers are: Presi-
dent, Major F. M. Hyndman; Vice-Presi-
dent, Lt. Col. C. J. Moore; Chairman,
House Committee, Lt. Robert Bean; Chm.
Sports Committee, Lt. Herman Gundlach;
Chm. Entertainment Committee, Major
Richard .ch; Secretary-Treasurer,
Captain Seaborn Mosely.
Control and supervision of the af-
fairs of the ness will be in the hands
of a board of governors.










The place was a chapel which was in the process of being built. It was nearly
completed. A stranger was watching. He watched three laborers for about two hours.
Walking around the building, he stopped one laborer and asked him what he was do-
ing. The man replied, "I'm working on this job." "Yes, I can see you are," the
man went on, "but what are you doing, and why?" The laborer answered curtly, "I'm
doing labor work. Why am I doing it? I have to live. I have to have money to buy
food and shelter."
A second man was approached and asked the same question. "I'm helping to build
a building," he answered. "I'm earning good money and it will be a good building
when we are finished."
The third man was met and asked the same question. The stranger was surprised
at the answer. "I'm helping God build a house for Himself. A chapel wherein man-
kind, all creeds and colors, can come and worship God. Wherein all mankind can
come and find peace and rest for his soul; wherein mankind can meet his Cod." He
was happy in his work, and his work was a joy to him.
What a difference in the viewpoints of these three men. All were working, doing
the same thing, but all working for a different reason.
The first two laborers considered work a necessary evil to be endured if they
wanted to live. But the third man believed his work to be a privilege, a joy. He
had the higher viewpoint.
If you want to make your mark in the world be someone worthwhile and happy
in your work cultivate the higher viewpoint. Work is a privilege. Those who
consider it as such are happy in their work. Others are always discontent and
griping.
Building with God. What a viewpoint! What could be better? What is higher?


God needs helpers in all walks of life.


A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
(Editor's note: This is the second
of a weekly series.)
Of the traits most desired in a good
soldier, LOYALTY is paramount. Guns,
ships, and planes are necessary items
of equipment, but they have never, and
shall never win a war.
Wars are won and Nations are built,
homes are made and communities organ-
ized with Loyalty--the quality that
binds one man to another.
A soldier's loyalty to his superior
should be absolutely unfettered and
bound only by the rules of honesty.
Tenacity of purpose is Loyalty put to
practical test, and no one can gain-
say that the historical background up-
on which we depend to guide us in
these times is not builded upon Hon-
esty, Loyalty and Tenacity.
If you are loyal to your fellows and
your Country you are worthy of the
uniform you wear. If you are not,
your name is not publishable.


How about helping Him?--Chaplain Wilson.


ROAD SURFACING BEGINS
Welcome news for the men of Tyndall
Field is the announcement that all the
streets here will be paved by the end
of April, providing there is not an
unusually large amount of rainy weath-
er between now and that date.
Captain W. B. Strandberg, Chief Res-
ident Engineer in charge of construc-
tion, stated that work would proceed
continuously until the paving is comp-
leted. A prime of tar has already
been laid on Sewanee Road, and Louis-
iana Avenue has been graded several
times in preparation for paving, but
rain has interrupted the work each
time.
No appropriation has yet been made
for the construction of sidewalks and
walk-ways. Captain Strandberg declar-
ed on Wednesday that absolutely no ve-
hicles would be permitted on the roads
which have been blocked off for paving,
and guards will enforce the prohibi-
tion to prevent possible damage.








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BE L?


Master Sergeant Liddon


One of the most valuable and widely
known noncommissioned officers at Tyn-
dall Field is genial Master Sergeant
Harvey Liddon, Chief technical inspec-
tor here.
Perhaps the most outstanding trait
of the inspector is his rare knack for
handling men and the ease with which
he brings out the best in those who
work for him. There is something about
the sergeant that makes his men proud
to be in his department and to have a
part in his work. His subordinates
perform their duties without constant
supervision, and work all the more
hard when he is absent.
He has an unusual flair for story
telling and it is a rare treat to ga-
ther around in spare moments and hear
some of his "tall" ones. His twenty-
two years of experience in the Army
have provided him with ample material
for his collection of yarns.
Sergeant Liddon's job is one of the
most important on the field, being
that of making the final check on all
planes and seeing that they are kept
in top operating condition. Ile is an
expert on airplane engines and air-
craft maintenance, and in recognition
of his ability he was recently commis-
sioned in the Army Reserve. He re-
quested, however, that he not be cal-
led to active duty at this time.
Favorite pastimes of the sergeant
are quail hunting and fishing for
trout and bass.


Lt. Colonel Moore


Undoubtedly, the most tedious job in
the service is that of the Quartermas-
ter, whose responsibility it is to see
that the Army is well supplied and
properly equipped, and that these sup-
plies and equipment are used in an au-
thorized manner.
At Tyndall Field, this great task
rests upon the shoulders of Lieutenant
Colonel Clifford J. Moore, whose most
conspicuous traits of character are
frankness, industriousness, and metic-
ulous honesty--traits which are abso-
lutely necessary for the making of a
successful Quartermaster.
Col. Moore, a native of Tennessee
and a graduate of Union University, is
a hard worker and a quick thinker. He
has an astounding memory, even for
small details, and he seldom has to
look up information.
The Tyndall Quartermaster has a wide
reputation for ability to get things
done for the Army with the least poss-
ible expense. The story is often re-
peated of how he, while construction
quartermaster at Maxwell Field, was
responsible for the building of the
swimming pool there for a comparati-
vely trifling sum of money. Every
officer and enlisted man on the post,
including the then post commander,
Major Walter R. Weaver, contributed a
day's labor on the pool.
Col. Moore's principal hobbies are
construction work and bowling; but he
also enjoys fishing and hunting.










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


EDITOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER COMMANDING
Sgt. J. W. Timberlake, Jr. 1st Lt. Joseph I. Mathis Col. W. A. Maxwell


ASSOCIATE EDITOR ASST. TO P. R. OFFICER TYPIST
Pvt. Arnold H. Milgaten Cpl. Jack H. Parks Miss Roberta Gammon


ART WORK REPRODUCTION STAFF COLUMNISTS
Cpl. Oral Ledbetter Cpl. Harold Speck S/Sgt. Dewey.H. Gossett

and Pfo. John A. Webster and

Pvt. Earnest Kenton Pfc. Francis Churchill The Yardbird

Pvt. Roy A. Thorsen
SQUADRON REPORTERS SQUADRON REPORTERS.
S/Sgt. Arthur R. Edwards Pvt. Dave P. Alvarez
SQUADRON REPORTERS
Pfc. James F. Barran Pvt. William Hines
S/Sgt. J. D. Twitchell
Sgt. Ralph Boyes Tech. Carl G. Brandt
Cpl. M. M. Kendall
Pfc. Gordon Garcia Sgt. R. L. Mathews
Cpl. John T. Lampros
Cpl. Hugh Maloney Pvt. Ray Gross

Sgt. H. H. Bergstrom Pvt. J. H. Lescher








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It seems as though
SMajor Heilick can't
stand on his own two
Sfeet...On Wednesday
evening around 8:00
f M., Lt. Hatcher
/ called a certain Be-
h tittie D.--and so goes
the conversation: I
have a date for you tonight, Bettie,
and believe me, he is just a "cutie-
* tootie". Upon checking up on the lo-
cal eligible officers, we find the
"cutie-tootie" to be none other than
Lt. Watkins...We hear Lt. Tannen is
interested in becoming Assistant Em-
ployment Officer. ri'y?...I nominate
Captain Strobel to write gossip on the
officers during the first two weeks in
April...Major Hyndman has been elected
President of the Officer's Mess. Won-
der how many of the officers know how
to do the Virginia Reel...I hear Capt-
ain McCullough was the gracious host
to Captain Gardner and Lt. Burkhart
last Saturday evening...Lt. Clayton is
here to see that our buildings are
kept up to par; he makes his daily in-
spections and doesn't fail to look in
every nook and corner...I saw Lt. Bell
in the Sherman a few evenings ago; and
he was all smiles...Incidentally, I
haven't seen Lt. Bean around lately.
It's just been discovered that Major
Clarvoe's friends call him "Slick".
Welcome to Chaplain Finnerty, our new
Chaplain....Lt. Dickerman looks the
same...0ur younger officers were out
doing their daily dozen Wednesday aft-
ernoon. You should have seen them
jumping back and forth across one of
our ditches...I think Lt. Dangler was
the winner...Lt. Corbin says he can't
go on alone.. majorr Shipman is once
again in our midst, all ready to go to
work...Wonder if Lt. Casey is renting
his Packard these days?...Lt. Hester
says, "I can't stand the suspense much
longer"...Colonel Moore rates a salute
for his consistent presence at the QMC
bowling matches. Inspiration?


Wonder how Corporal Edge is doing
since his contemplated "better-half"
is out of the city?...I hear ye old
editor was away from the Field these
last three days. Wonder where he went?
For your information, the bearded
young man who works for Major Heilick
is none other than Professor Evans the
pride and joy of the local =utrtermas-
ter...Joe Mansfield will soon begin to
draw interest at one of F. C.'s local
banks; the interest is in the amount
of Myrtle...Congratulations to Charlie
Lake who recently took to his quarters
and rations...Who is working overtime
in the Tyndall Field Post Exchange?
Remember, boys, we're on a "wage and
HOUR" law...I saw Carl Brandt talking
with Eleanor in Walgreen's the other
evening, and from all indications they
weren't discussing business...It has
taken Bob Jordy three days to write
that 19-page letter; that's one way
to spend a 3-day pass...Jack Parks of
Public Relations is about to step in
Red Brewer's territory; better watch
out for Nellie, Red. Parks can think
of nothing else....-,e Welcome William
(Willie) Wilson of the 66th back with
us..All the men in the 66th were look-
ing forward to this morning's inspect-
ion. It became a matter of life and
furloughs....WILL SOMEONE '. Li'TEER TO
.'r~IIE GOSSETT'S GOSSIP W!ILE ri. GOS-
SIPER TAKES TI'iE OUT FOR A FURL'I;H IN
GOOD OLD MISSISSIPPI?...Flash, we saw
S/Sgt. Ted R. Uilliams with a super
red-head a few nights ago. Come on,
Ted, tell us who she is...T/Sgt. Char-
lie Green was on a shopping spree the
other night. ,e saw a bunch of sacks
come walking into a local drug store.
Posden of QM is very
grateful for this week -~
end...Marian Reiners,
his life's ambition is
coming to P. ,. with
Ed's mother and fath-
er. Welcome, folks, we
hope you'll like our
humble home.


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HEADQUARTERS AND HEAD, QUARTERS

op honors for the week go to Tech
Sergeant Seth P. Wood. Seth broke in-
to the limelight when he was notified
on Sunday morning of his acceptance as
a candidate for the Quartermaster Of-
ficer Training School.
Also in line for congratulations is
"Uncle" Harry C. Boone, who was eleva-
ted to the "Tech" ranks.
No one should complain about the
lack of "soup" after the weather we've
been having this past week...The boys
in the outfit have been taking full
advantage of the new USO building. Our
squadron was well represented at that
dance last Tuesday night.
Incidentally, we've been long over-
due in mentioning the fact that our
new squadron clerk, Vernon Burdeshaw,
has been doing a great job in the ord-
erly room. --W.B.

66TH MATERIEL

O rchids to Flowers on his appoint-
ment to the position of Assistant Sgt.
Major of the Student Detachment. This
reporter was quite lonesome in P.C.
over the weekend...all the men in the
outfit were restricted to the Post for
not "tidying up" properly for the Sat-
urday inspection.
Seeing sergeants around Tyndall Fie-
ld: Sergeant, ore er, Couch, Flowers,
Hodges, Steger, Rousseau and a few
more, making up grocery lists for the
new commissary...Easy on the budget,
men.
Congratulations to Sergeant Todd on
his recent acquisition of the second
rocker stripe. Hope you get the final
one soon, Todd...but don't you think
it's time to get someone to help you
spend all of that money?
The basketball team has been making
a better showing in its last few games
so here's hoping that they keep up the
good work. Welcome back to the squad-
ron, Sgt. Wilson. --A.R.E.


T 343RD SCHOOL SQUADRON
he squadron extends a most hearty
welcome to our new Engineering Officer,
Lt. Howard Whitehurst. The lieutenant
hails from Mobile, Alabama, where he
made quite a name for himself as a
basketball player on the Murphy High
School quintet.
Our newly-acquired pool table in the
day room is operating on a full sched-
ule. It looks like we'll have to get
it water-cooled if some of the "sharks"
keep burning up the table.
Between furloughs and Napier Field,
it seems as if the squadron is desert-
ed...On Monday night we lost another
close basketball game, this time to
the 691st Ordnance. That makes the
third straight game that we've dropped
by one points
It will probably be wedding bells
for Sgt. New and Corporal White around
Easter. --R.S.B.


349TH SCHOOL SQUADRON

If you see some of the boys with a
big smile, look again and you will no i
doubt see a furlough paper.
Two of our men have just returned
from D.S. Pvt. Hoag from Lowery and
Pvt. Bennet from Scott Field. Welcome
back, fellows. Also, we extend a warm
"hello" to our new Flying Officer, 2nd
Lt. Raymond E. Taylor.
That was no earthquake in one of the
rooms the other night--it was only Sn-
ead's new recording of Glenn Miller's
"Keep 'Em Flying."
Sergeant Brown is sweating out two
things now--his "Staff" and June 11.
Our best wishes for a speedy recovery
to T/Sgt. "Slats" DeSimone who is in
the hospital. The dart game was nice
while it lasted, but S/Sgt. Rahm got
too ambitious, and then there weren't
any more darts.
Pfc. Balsom provided a chuckle wh-
en he forgot to sign the payroll after
receiving a money order. --M.A.H.


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446TH SCHOOL SQUADRON

A hearty handshake in printed form
to 2nd Lt. William T. Morrison who
joined our squadron during the past
week. S/Sgt. Pope and Corporal Alth-
eide are now acting first sergeants of
two of the squadrons attached to this
field to attend the gunnery school.
Like a bolt of lightning came the
announcement concerning furloughs and
1st Sgt. Scott found himself swamped
with requests within an hour after the
official order came through. If Pfc.
Manson doesn't watch his step, he'll
soon find himself taking the fatal one.
An author is in our midst in the
person of Pfc. Gruza. Last week he
was discovered writing his autobiogra-
phy since his enlistment in the Army.
Our basketball team has started to
roll along now...we defeated the 343rd
cagers the other night with Corporal
Parks accounting for 18 of our points!
--K.M.M.

448TH SCHOOL SQUADRON

Perhaps they've been rushing the
season a bit, but a few of the men in
our outfit have been taking evening
dips in the Gulf. They say that the
water's fine...if you like ice.
William H. Moore is leaving for the
Flying Cadet School at Maxwell Field
next week. "Keep 'Em Flying," Willie.
And Harry Vanwelsenaere wants to know
if there is anyone on the Field with a
longer monicker.
There have been several promotions
in the squadron recently. S/Sgt. Haf-
fer is now acting 1st Sgt....Sgt. Ken-
da has been awarded the second rocker
stripe and Sgt. Peterson has entered
the "Master" ranks.
We're glad to have Corporal Hunt
back with us again. He had been con-
fined to the hospital until this past
week. Dr. West and Dr. Finley claim
they will soon put the dispensary out
of business. --D.P.A.


447TH SCHOOL SQUADRON

Three rousing cheers of welcome to
2nd Lt. Charles R. Rock who is the
first Flying Officer to be assigned to
the 447th. A step towards civiliza-
tion can be noticed in the vicinity of
our barracks as road paving progresses.
Can the eagerness with which those
fifteen new recruits were welcomed be
due to thoughts of less K.P. and guard
duty? It seems as though the boys
have become matrimonially inclined of
late and a new high is expected with
the number of furloughs that are com-
ing up.
Sgt. Kester has submitted his 125th
resignation...Orchids to Pfc. Laffer
who hasn't filled out an application
in two weeks! --J.T.L.

m 69TH AIR BASE

The Fighting 69th had quite a party
the other Thursday night. In the way
of refreshments, we welcomed the girls
with punch and hot dogs. Corporal
Dodd served the punch...he seemed to
have more fun than anyone else.
1st Sgt. Bob Endsley announced that
any of the men who wanted to transfer
out of the squadron could do so...only
four men in the entire squadron voiced
an affirmative desire. I guess the
fellows like the combat outfit and
want to continue with their rifle and
bayonet tactics. --J.F.B.

11II 691ST ORDNANCE

Sfor Victory! --The 691st scores a-
gain. With a squad of rugged athletes,
we won three basketball games on the
evening of March 16, 1942. Our first
victory was easy...a forfeit from the
344th, then came a 16-14 win over the
343rd and finally we downed the 350th
cagers to the tune of 18-13...not a
bad day's work.
What sergeant made his first 2 poin-
ts of the season? --S.J.R.












NIF ANCE 350TH SCH N


t seems as though the practice of
sweating out the mail isn't limited to
enlisted men, hark our own Lt. McKn-
ight who does a good job of it everyd-
ay at mail time. Why do Costigan and
Clooney have to work on their day off,
namely, raking up in front of the bar-
racks?
It seems as if S/Sgt. Farr has for-
gotten about his Georgia interest and
has acquired a new one here in P. C.
Also T/Sgt. Underwood doesn't do bad-
ly in P. C. either. Lt. Shofner is
still waiting for a clear weekend to
try out his boat...we hope the tryout
is successful...and that this Florida
"liquid" sunshine soon solidifys. CGB.

SIGNAL SERVICE COMPANY

The Weather Detachment moved into
our barracks last week and now there's
a pretty rugged outfit down there by
the water tower. Lt. Thorpe has made
an addition to his staff...a secretary
to give our office that feminine touch.
Her name is Miss Miller...none of us
has gotten around to asking her first
name, but the hinges on the door lead-
ing into the office certainly got a
work out!
Our lieutenant is one of the busiest
officers on the Field. Besides being
Signal Officer, he is also the post's
Weather Officer. You are apt to find
him on top of a telephone pole, up in
an attic shooting trouble, or down at
Red Fish Point inspecting the subma-
rine cable. Despite his many respon-
sibilities, Lt. Thorpe still finds
time to listen to our troubles and
help us out whenever possible. The
lieutenant has supervised the instal-
lation and directed the temporary tele-
phone system that is now being used on
the Field.
William Hines took a trip to Jack-
sonville last weekend and admits that
he did some osculating. --W.M.H.


irst Sergeant Anderson took a short
furlough to Mobile on Thursday, but
was back the same day it began..wonder
if a P.C. brunette had something to do
with it? He's trying to get himself
well established before departing for
the officers' candidate school.
Our congratulations to Sgt. Bruner
on his acceptance into the same school.
Sgt. Murray took a furlough to visit
his folks in Charlotte, but had gone
only as far as Columbia before being
called back for cadet exam. What was
he doing in Columbia?
Captain Strobel visited in New Orle-
ans this past weekend. Incidentally,
this is Anderson pinch-hitting for Tw-
itchell, who is visiting the homefolks
in Vero Beach, Fla. --H.C.A.

QUARTERMASTER

Private King must be in rare form
now that he takes those reveille dips
in the Gulf every morn...once in a wh-
ile, anyway. We all know that the
success of our bowling team hasn't be-
en due to the boys' ability alone...if
it were not for the fact that Colonel
Moore and his wife were right there on
the scene of battle giving them encour-
agement and inspiration they certainly
would have faltered in the closing
stages of the league race.
The Quartermaster announces the op-
ening of its new Sales Commissary this
week under the supervision of Lt. Ya-
tes...Pfc. Hoffher was pleasantly sur-
prised during the week by the unex-
pected visit of his mother and sister
who stopped over at P. C. on the way
down to Miami...Did you know that Dog-
get was a banker back home?
McDonald pals around with a fellow
who is an honest to goodness Count,
formerly from Belgium, now here in the
Army...Is Sgt. Edwards happy with his
l'il bundle from heaven!...Listen men,
all contributions are welcome. -R.K.G.


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The ole Yard ird's feeling mity good rite now and when yall is thru reedin this
kolyum yall will kno on account of how cum.
Mundy i drawed me sum canteen buks an bawt sum bull durram an a couple uv bars uv
eatin terbaccer. my good buddie axed me how cum i smoket b. d. since i is now making
fawty dollars. i tole him they wuz a man back home whut has a hotel an two pitcher
shows an a showfur fur his kar. an he'd set in frunt of that ole hotel an roll
bull durram an spit an i figgered if'n he cud git rich smoking it i cud too--but i is
still broke.
Toosday we wuz ot on the range practicing up on the pistylls an i figgered we wuz
gointer shute at them stripped targets, but the lootenent sqwalled ot 'Fire at Will.'
now i didn't kno i had been put on a firin squad an i did not want no g. i. dog-
face's blood on my hands so i jest didn't shute atall an i got zerow fur ma sco. the
lootenent felt kind of putt out on account uv me not doin so good but i feels mity
fine inside on account uv havin sich honurable intenshuns.
Incidentally this hear dry cleaning service is getting purty good--they's givin
4 creeses fur the price uv 2.
Ma good buddies kar dun done the way uv all trash. hur tires dun blowed ot an the
cob slippt ot of the coberatur an the gin leeked ot uv the gineratur an we aint
never figgered ot what happened to the pisstuns. She wuz a mity good kar but if'n
a man held onto every part on hur whut rattled he'd jest nacherly hafto be a big ole
octerpuss.
Wensdy the man menshuned to me aboot joining the parashoot betallion an i said no
rite quick. he sayd them parashoots wuz guaranteed an if they did not open they'd
give me another one, but i tole him rite back they wuznt gonna give me nothing but
a shave an a 12 gun salute.
i is feeling mity good rite now on account uv when yall reeds this i is gonna be on
furlow. fur 5 days i is gonna be in Nu Awleens--Americas most bootiful an inter-
restin sitty. i is gonna fine ot how cum it is so interesting an if it is whut i
think it is i is gonna be havin a mity good time, rite now. --The Yardbird.



From the Greenville Flying School, Victim of a treacherous thrust
Miss., Pvt. Eli Stipanovitch 'phoned Pearl Harbor confirmed Hull's distrust
his girl friend in Pennsylvania for Tokyo had scored the first success--
$89.75 worth of minutes. A major victory, more or less.


Sgt. Kenneth
od, Mo., wrote
hand tire from


Weatherwax of Fort Wo-
for and got a second
the folks at home.


Going all out against the
mess hall at Camp Roberts,
renamed a popular breakfast
French Toast."


Axis, one
Cal., has
dish "Free


Once cited by Bob "Believe It Or Not"
Ripley, Pvt. Howard Hinton of Keesler
Field, Miss., is probably the master
smoke-ring blower of his generation.
His record stands at 240 smoke rings
from a single puff of cigarette smoke.
Pvt. Hinton averages 5 packages of
cigarettes per week...stands six feet,
five inches in stocking feet.


Turning southward to the Philippines
The Japsthought Manila in their jeans
Manila, yes, but not so with Bataan
The scene of a U.S.A. phenomenon.

But while here the Jap was held at bay
Elsewhere he was making hay--
Allied supply lines were ebbing fast
Who could check the final blast?

All eyes turned toward Corregidor
To a man who knew this kind of war
MacArthur was the man they needed--
The Allies' call went not unheeded.

Hearts in Bataan must've grown light
With the thought that their "Mac"
Was back in the fight.













"KUARTERMASTER KEGLERS
KOP KROWN"
Despite the fact that they had drop-
ped but one game in five weeks, until
Thursday evening the best that the QMC
keglers could do was to climb into a
tie for first place with the Finance
pin men. That's how matters stood at
the beginning of the last lap in the
Tyndall bowling race,
However, before the week was over,
the QMC men not only found themselves
resting on top of the league, but had
to peer down into third place to catch
a glimpse of the team that had led the
league throughout the season!
It was on Tuesday that the Quarter-
master boys first breathed the rari-
fied atmosphere that is the privilege
of champions. On that evening, due to
an oversight or a precaution on the
part of the Signal Corps, QMC broke
away from their tie with the "Wizards"
and took a three game lead through
forfeiture.
With QMC in front by three games,
the stage was set for Thursday's match
between the Finance and 448th keglers.
A triumph in each of the three games
would mean a tie with the leaders for
the Wizards; to win one or two of the
games, would clinch the runner-up spot.
On the other hand, a complete sweep of
the trio would be necessary by the
448th pin men before the evening's
toil would mean any change in their
final league standing.
Definitely not overconfident, the
Financiers discovered early in the
match that a first place tie and pos-
sible play-off with QMC was just a
pipe dream. The initial game went to
the 448th, 794-707. Trying desperate-
ly, but to no avail, the Wizards drop-
ped the second contest, 714-797. Then
like a prize-fighter sensing the kill,
the 448th keglers, with 2nd place hon-
ors in their grasp, fell on their hap-
less victims and rolled up the eve-
nings highest team score, 804 points
against a disappointing 670


BOWLING CONTINUED -
Bobby Costigan of the Financiers,
provided the evening's only thrill
when he cleared off a 4-7-10 split in
the final game. To the 448th, their
final spurt meant not only runner-up
honros, but also the highest three
game team score of the season.
Outstanding players on the various
teams were numerous, each squadron had
their own ace keglers, and to pick out
the best would be a difficult task. A
glance at the records reveal, however,
that the consistent high scorers of
the league were Walsh and Peterson of
the 448th, Hynlka and Kamm for the
Quartermasters, ,and Anderson and Cost-
igan for the Finance Detachment.
-- FINAL STANDINGS
Won Lost
QMC............... 17 4
448th............. 15 6
Finance.......... 14 7
344th ............ 13 8
343rd............. 11 10
66th.............. 9 12
Hq & Hq.......... 5 16
Signal............ 0 21

High Team Score: 448th---869
High Single Gamet Woody Mueller,
343rd---245
High 5-man 3 games 448th--2395


High


man 3 game total:


Paul Walsh,
448th---606

BASKET BALL
W L W L
349th... 5 5 447th ..... 3
448th... 4 0 446th..... 2 3
691st... 5 1 348th..... 1 4
69th.... 3 1 343rd..... 1 5
350thoo. 4 2 344th..... 0 4
66th.... 2 2 Hq & Hq... O 4


MONDAY -- 343rd vs. q & Hq,
349th vs. 448th -- 350th vs. 344th
WEDNESDAY --446th vs. 66th
348th vs. 691st -- 447th vs. 69th













Why is Bill in the guard house?
Because he took a furlong.
You mean a furlough, don't you?
Nope, furlong. He went too fur and
stayed too long.



He looked deep into her blue eyes and
groped for words, but he couldn't find
them where he was groping.



"Dear Maw, I just got my stripes,"
wrote the soldier in the guard-house.



(Cry at midnite) "All hands on deck---
the ship's leaking!
(Sleepy voice) "Aw, puL a pan under it
and go back to bed."


Buck: Tell me, dear,
cheeks so rosy?
Honey: Cause.
Buck: Cause why?
Honey: Cause-metics.


why are


your


-7'
'-" 1
MISS SIMMONS,YOU WILL DO
EVERYTHING ER --PHYSICALLY
POSSIBLE --.TO GET THE
INFORMATION FROM THE ENEMY.


"Telegram for Private Goontranbeeftrak.
Telegram for Private Goontranbeeftrak."
Private Goontranbeeftrak; "'That initial
please?"


Private Pinkerton says it's funny---
it's always when you're having a hot
time that you pass out cold.


Early to bed, early to rise------
And your gal goes out with other guys.



The girl walked up to the woman sh e
took to be the matron of the hospital
"May I see Private Ponds?" she asked.
"May I ask who you are?
"Well, I'm very glad to meet you. I'm
his mother."









With the recent announcement that
the manufacture of radio sets for per-
sonal use will be discontinued until
Army and Navy needs are supplied, it
becomes increasingly important to take
stock of the radio set that we do have.
We owe it to ourselves for purposes
of entertainment and knowledge of
world affairs to keep our sets in the
best possible condition. Now is the
time to have them repaired and checked
before necessary parts begin to disap-
pear from the market. Your radio is
as important to you as are tools to a
skilled workman, and your set deserves
the same painstaking care.

HERE AND THERE ON THE AIR: Martha Raye
has been "drafted" as guest vocalist
for tonite's Hit Parade...and speaking
of that musical "poll" we'd like to
point out that two of the nation's
leading songs have reached the top in
spectacular spurts..."Deep In the He-
art of Texas" made only one previous
appearance on the Hit Parade before
jumping into the 2nd spot...and the
ballad "I Don't Want To Walk without
You" had dropped completely.out of the
first ten and then shot up to 3rd!
The oldest dramatic show on the CBS
lanes, "Death Valley Days" is written
by a woman, Mrs. Ruth Cornwall..(It's
going into its twelfth year)...and Bob
Burns, who now has his own variety
show, claims he obtains most of his
gag material (and of late many of his
gags have been excellent) from Axis
short wave propaganda broadcasts, (CBS
-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.)...Because the pre-
sentation requires 220 cues in 30 min-
utes, the "March of Time" program has
two directors who alternate each week.
Bill Thompson, who is heard as the
harassed Wallace Wimple on the "Fibber
McGee and Molly program, can speak pr-
actically every dialect and imitate
practically every known animal. (NBC,R,
Tues., 8:30 p.m....Jiinmie Fiddler from
Hollywood, returns to the air-waves
via NBC, Blue, on Mon., 6:00 p.m.
Dorothy Thompson, world famous auth-
or, newspaper woman and radio commen-
tator, starts a new weekly series over
NBC Blue, Thurs., 7:45 p.m.


RIT Z

SUNDAY, MONDAY, March 22-23
"Johnny Eager"
Robert Taylor
Lana Turner

TUESDAY, March 24
"Hr. and Mrs. North"
Gracie Allen
William Post, Jr.


WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY,
"Babes On Broadway"
Mickey Rooney
Judy Garland

SATURDAY, March 28
"Man From Cheyenne"
Roy Rogers
"Treat 'Em Rough"
Peggy Moran
Eddie Albert


Mar. 25-27


PANAMA


SUNDAY, MONDAY, March 22-23
"Hellzapoppin"
Olsen and Johnson
Martha Ray

TUESDAY, March 24
"Lone Rider In Cheyenne"
George Houston
Al St. Johns
"King of the Texas Rangers"
Sammy Baugh

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, March 25-26
"Blossoms In The Dust"
Greer Garson
Walter Pidgeon
Latest News

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, March 27-28
"Heart of Texas"
Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette
"Roundup"
"Holt of the Secret Service"
Jack Holt


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