Vol. I No. 11 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida March 28, 1942
GUNNERS GRADUATE MONDAY
* SET FOR APRIL 5O
Tyndall Field's beautiful new chap-
el is rapidly nearing completion and
the date of its dedication has been
set for April 5, according to an an-
nouncement this week by Chaplain H. T.
Final touches on interior are now
being made and a new $1500 Hammond or-
gan has been installed. Until perma-
nent pews are received chairs will be
used for seating.
Station WDLP in Panama City is mak-
ing arrangements to install a direct
wire to the Field and in the near fu-
ture church services and a program of
organ melodies will be broadcast.
Final plans for the dedication cere-
mony have not yet been completed, but
will be announced in next week's ed-
ition of the TARGET.
DIAL TELEPHONE SYSTEM
READY FOR SERVICE SOON
Installation of a dial telephone
system for the Post by the Signal
Corps is almost completed and the 200-
phone unit will be ready for service
within the next two weeks.
All wiring for the unit will be lay-
ed underground and approximately 150-
000 feet of cable will be used.
Lt. John Thorpe, Signal Corps Offi-
cer, is supervising the intricate work
of putting the automatic system into
Housed in the Signal Building, the
unit will greatly facilitate communi-
cation on the Post and to Panama City.
Tyndall Field's first class of en-
listed aerial gunners will receive
diplomas Monday morning in ceremonies
beginning at 8:30 o'clock.
The exercises will mark the complet-
ion by Class 42-13 of a five-week
course of instruction in flexible gun-
nery and intensive physical training.
The men were sent here from all parts
of the country and will be returned
to their home stations.
It is expected that the diplomas
will be presented by Lt. Col. Daniel
W. Jenkins, following a dress parade
in which the undergraduates will pass
in review before the graduating class.
The parade will be led by the Drum and
The outgoing class is being replaced
by a new squadron or class, which will
immediately begin its program of tr-
aining. The training schedule calls
for the presence here at all times of
five squadrons and the replacing of
each graduating class with a new one.
Lt. Garrett Rush, personnel officer
of the Student Detachment, declared
Friday that the first class had made a
commendable record and that encourag-
ing results had been obtained.
Physical training for the gunnery
students will consist of a two-hour
period of instruction six days a week.
A full-time instructor is supervising
the program and, in addition to gym-
nastic equipment already installed,
two football fields, two baseball dia-
monds and basketball courts, and a
quarter-mile track are now under con-
struction. An inter-squadron track
meet has also been planned.
Here's a little conversation in which I believe you will be interested.
"What are you worrying about?"
"That's nothing to worry about! Either you're called or you're not
called. If you're not called, you've got nothing to worry about."
"Yes, but if I am called...?"
"Then you've got only two things to worry about: either you're
accepted or you're not. If you're not, then you've got nothing to
"Yes, but if I am...?"
"Then you've got only two things to worry about: either, you go
overseas or you don't. If you don't, then you've got nothing to
"But if I do...?"
"Then you've got only two things to worry about: either you go
to the front or you don't. If you don't, you've got nothing to
"But if I do...?"
"Then you've got only two things to worry about: either you die or
you don't. If you don't you've got nothing to worry about."
"But if I do...?"
"Then you've got only two things to worry about: either you go to
Heaven or you don't." (From the booklet, "For Your Own Defense.")
This sounds like hard-headed reasoning, but it's false. Worry
about Heaven and Hell first, and the rest will take care of itself.
LOOK AT YOUR UNIFORM
The Uniform of the United States Ar-
my is the most honorable dress that
can clothe a man.
It is the duty of every soldier to
conduct himself at all times in a man-
ner that will bring credit to the Ser-
vice and himself.
The Uniform should be worn with pr-
ide and every effort should be made to
present a personal appearance that
will impress the civilian component
with the Army's thoroughness, relia-
bility and training.
The ill-fitting and slouchy uniform
is a disgrace to the wearer and a tr-
ademark of a ne'r-do-well. Admittedly,
the whole Army should not be judged by
a single soldier, but we in the Ser-
vice know this to be the case and so
long as this condition exists, remem-
ber that the man that you permit to
present an unfavorable appearance in
his uniform is detracting from your
social standing and is bringing dis-
grace to you.
Look at your Uniform others do.
Again Tuesday night the USO will
sponsor an informal dance for service
men and this week's dance will honor
members of the second gunnery class to
be graduated from Tyndall Field.
Roy Wood and his band will furnish
music for the two-hour shuffle ses-
sion and the graduating class will
lead the grand march.
Because of the crowded conditions
last week only 15 men from each or-
ganization will be able to attend the
"Sadie of the U.S.A.," a short play
by members of the Bay County High Sch-
ool dramatic club, will be given for
Tyndall Field soldiers Saturday night
at 8 o'clock at the new'USO building.
Christian Science Services are being
held every Sunday morning at 11 A. M.
in the Masonic Temple auditorium above
565 Harrison Avenue. All men of this
faith are cordially invited to attend.
Master Sergeant Hathaway
Probably the most familiar and typi-
cal scene to be witnessed down on the
line is that of Master Sergeant Will-
iam Hathaway riding up and down on his
bicycle, supervising and assisting
with the work on Tyndall's aircraft.
The Post line chief has been in the
Army for 21 years and probably has
been stationed at more posts, has met
more people, and has traveled more
widely than any other man on the Post.
He has flown from coast to coast and
border to border. He was stationed in
the Panama Canal Zone from 1922 to
1925, and in the Philippine Islands
from 1937 to 1940. While in the Phil-
ippines, the sergeant went into the
country of the Moros, the land of the
now well-known bolo swingers who re-
cently made such effective inroads on
the invading Japanese forces; and he
takes pride in the distinction of hav-
ing personally met the Sultan of Sulu,
A native of southern Alabama, Serge-
ant Hathaway has an amazing memory for
people and rarely forgets anyone he
meets. He has a lively wit and a keen
sense of humor, and is a man of an un-
usually pleasant disposition. He is a
100 percent Army man, and can convince
anybody that a person is better off in
the service than in civilian life.
Sergeant Hathaway came to Tyndall
Field on September 13, 1941, from Max-
well Field, where he was an aerial en-
Lt. Colonel Jenkins
In the days immediately ahead, Tyn-
dall Field will play a vital part in
the national war effort in that it is
the largest and only permanent one of
three Air Corps Gunnery Schools in the
The immediate supervision and execu-
tion of Tyndall's training program is
in the hands of Lieutenant Colonel
Daniel W. Jenkins, director of train-
ing here. His native ability, his
background of experience and his qual-
ities as a man fit him admirably for
One of the most notable traits of
the training director is the very meth-
odical manner in which he works. He
always does a job at the time it sh-
ould be done and never lays a piece of
work aside until it is completed. He
is extremely fair minded and impartial
in his relations with everyone. His
qualities have earned for him the com-
plete devotion and respect of\his ac-
quaintances and co-workers.
Colonel Jenkins graduated from the
Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field
in 1929 and was assigned to the Third
Attack Group at Galveston, Texas. He
later attended the Air Corps Tech Sch-
ool at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illin-
ois. He served as executive officer
at Eglin Field in 1940 and came to
Tyndall on Oct. 24, 1941, following
his return from a special mission to
England where he made a study of Bri-
tish gunnery schools.
Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, ACGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
Sgt. J. W. Timberlake, Jr.
Pvt. Arnold H. Milgaten
SQDN. NEWIS EDITOR
Pvt. Walter T. Parker
Pvt. Troy Glidewell
S/Sgt. Arthur R. Edwards
Pfc. James F. Barran
Sgt. Ralph S. Boyes
Pfc. Gordon Garcia
Sgt. Kenneth Stitt
S/Sgt. Marion Hutchins
S/Sgt. J. T. Twitchell
Cpl. M. M. Kendall
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
1st Lt. Joseph I. Mathis
ASST. TO P. R. OFFICER
Cpl. Jack H. Parks
S/Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett
Pfc. John A. Webster
Pfc. Francis Churchill
Pvt. Roy A. Thorson
Col. W. A. Maxwell
Cpl. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Ernest Kenton
Miss Roberta Gammon
Cpl. John T. Lampros
Pvt. Dave P. Alvarez
Pvt. William Hines
Tech. Carl G. Brandt
Sgt. R. L. Mathews
Pvt. Ray Gross
Pvt. Robert L. Scott
S' This week all Tyn-
ji \ dall Field and, es-
pecially, Post Head-
quarters is mourning
Sthe loss of Assis-
tant Adjutant Walter
F. Silva, who just a
few days ago passed
on to Washington. for
the purpose of attending The Adjutant
General's School. We shall miss Lt.
Silva, famous for his smiling count-
enance throughout this section of the
* woods. We remember the lieutenant
first when he joined us at the Old
Mill at Maxwell Field. And how every
Saturday morning he inspected his tr-
oops and for discrepancies had us wash
windows all Saturday afternoon. Yes,
we shall miss Lt. Silva; however, we
are proud that he has the opportunity
of attending school in the nation's
capital city, and we know that when he
comes back to us, reincarnated or other-
wise, he will be a new and a one hund-
red percent Assistant Adjutant. Good
luck, sir, we're behind you...We re-
member when Lt. Corr could hardly wait
for the BOQ to open...We are seeking
backers for the race featuring Lieut.
Bean and Lieut. Witort. Place your
bets early...Saw Lt. Clayton at Mat-
ties last Saturday night...While we're
on the subject of Mattie's, I might
mention that Tyndall Field seemed to
have taken over last week-end. I
thought perhaps that the BOQ had moved
its location...Lt. Corbin, after view-
ing a local movie, has definitely de-
cided to lead a pure life...It's ru-
mored that one of our officers recent-
ly sent a check in payment of his in-
come tax. Said check was returned by
the Department of Revenue since the
officer had forgotten to sign it...We
welcome Lt. Brantley as Assistant Post
Adjutant...Congratulations to Lt. Gun-
lach on his recent promotion to First
Lieutenant..Just heard that Lt. Mathis
is leaving us. Gossett's Gossip will
certainly mourn his leaving. He's one
of our top-notch officers who has done
a swell job and made world of friends.
The biggest event of the week has
been the big visit to Ed Podson by his
Mother and Dad and Marian. Davy, Herb
and yours truly are grateful for a most
pleasant Saturday evening. Wonder if
Ed will acquire a "stripe" during this
visit...Sgt. Bennett of Director of
Training Office should become acquaint-
ed with Corp. Mahon of Post Headquart-
ers. Both fellows seem very fond of
mud baths...It is rumored that Sgt.
Wood gave Sue a radio-phonograph to
keep her company while he is away at
Officers' Candidate School. Now, I
hear that he is going to make her a
present of a canary. Wonder what sig-
nificance that has?...The only person
Don Schultz, Personnel Section, is
fooling about THAT phone call is him-
self...Sgt. Wadsworth and his co-work-
er will be found working late on Re-
treat days...Herman Murray of the 66th
Materiel says at last his dream may
come true. He is really sweating the
first of April...Sgt. Ralph Edwards
says if he doesn't make Tech soon, he
will consider attending Officers' Can-
didate School...Harold Walton will be
homeward-bound on the first, and I
hear "altar-bound" too...What strange
fences has Bill Odom been jumping to
cause him to tear his O.D.'s?...Noted
couples: Joe Mansfield and Myrtle,
Reginald "G-B" McKaig and Theola..They
tell me that Big John Vinson has fal-
len hard...Say, Barrios, you'd better
keep on the lookout; I saw a strange
scene the other night, and you weren't
in it...Corporal Edge and Sgt. Ray
Verrett are ready to settle down for
another six months after a visit to
Greenville, Ala., last week. Thev
tell me Ray was ready
to "tie the knot." OH POPQRiJ
Martha says that Mac- D R
Donald must have found
Wilson did not come
home Saturday night. o
Those were pretty ro- T|im
ses you sent Olyne,
Sissom.....Got to get
ready for my furlough.
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS
Biggest news of the week was the an-
nouncement that a new pool table will
soon be installed in our day room.
Players will be assessed five cents
per game until the table is paid for.
The supply of clerks in our outfit
was considerably increased this past
week with the arrival of twenty grad-
uates from the clerical school at Ft.
Logan, Colo. Welcome soldiers, make
yourselves at home.
Pfo. Grout has returned from a week-
end in New Orleans with some breath-
taking tales of his experiences. Joe
Wingart, a member of the post office
staff, is now permanently assigned to
us. Joe isn't a stranger around the
squadron, having formerly been attach-
ed to our outfit. Sgt. "Buck" Timber-
lake has that far-away look in his
eyes since his recent trip to Talla-
hassee. Sgt. Brewer was on the sick
list for a couple of days last week.
Can it be that he has it THAT bad? TWG
P vt. Glancy spent a pleasant weekend
with friends from Lakeland. But why
the chaperones, David? Pvts. Folds,
Breeds and Patton spent a wet weekend
in Atlantal Dillard, up at Post Hqrs.
seems to have trouble in concentrating
on his work. Keep this under your hat,
but M/Sgt. Lankford was overheard pho-
ning 1st Sgt. Hodges and recommend-
ing an hour of extra duty for S/Sgt.
Gossett. S/Sgt. Edwards says he has
too many worries and asked me to write
the column...wonder just what his wor-
Sergeant Patton and his V-8 are back
in circulation again, fresh from Chan-
ute...welcome news to the ladies. No-
tice how Cpl. Walton and S/Sgt. Gosset
are 'bucking' these days to keep that
furlough intact. Pvt. Thompson exp-
ects a visit from his wife's sister,
she resembles Veronica Lake! --TRW
S 69TH AIR BASE
well the applause to the sponsors
of the USO dance held last Tuesday. A
bunch of the boys went over and had a
big time, especially Cpl. Autry and
Sgt. Cartwright. What sergeant shies
away from fire-plugs like a frightened
horse...and what private writes a 20
page letter daily to his wife? (He pr-
ints every word of it.)
What is the explanation for all of
those telegrams, telephone calls and
special delivery letters that S. Mar-
otta received? A cheer for our bas-
ketball team on their recent showing
in the Field cage tournament.
Corporal Speck and Sgt. Dozier are
on furlough...the lucky guys! This
must be the perspiring season, every-
body seems to be "sweating" out a rat-
ing. By the way, is Pvt. Moser plan-
ning to become another Gene Krupa? -JB
e 343RD SCHOOL SQUADRON
welcome back, Sgts. "Skelly" Merrit
and "Grampa" Jones, from your advan-
ced courses at Chanute. It seems as
though our boxing protege, "Killer"
Deering has turned soft on us. He was
last seen on K. P. duty wearing pink
fingernail polish. "Porky"- McDonald
has organized an evening school in the
day room for pool "sharks." He spec-
ializes in sinking the #16 ball.
We want to welcome the new fellows
from Keesler Field. They are: Privates
Seaman, Sievers, Strangman, Strong,
Sughure, Tauris and Stuilton. A sa-
lute to one of the hardest working men
in the squadron, Cpl. Larid Bourique,
Latest news on the marital front is
that Cpl. White will splice the knot
come Easter. --RSB
e 344TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
e extend a hearty welcome to 2nd Lt.
Cletus Keating, Jr. He has recently
arrived at Tyndall and will serve as
the squadron engineering officer. We
also wish to greet the new rookies of
We wish you luck, Sgt. Cowing and
Pvt. Brazier, on your applications for
the Officer's Candidate School.
Spring must be here, for a certain
Cpl. Stanley J. has been practicing a
love speech behind the barracks every
day. Keep at it, Corporal, some day
you may have a chance to use it.
Blaine Quirl is so lonesome for tho-
se days out on the range that he prac-
tices with his lariat on his friends,
but they hardly take the place of an
old cayuse. --IG
348TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
We don't want to brag, but we under-
stand that the P.C. gals are still ta-
lking about our party last Thursday.
Cpl. Maloney must have been worried
about his first guard 'cause he start-
ed to get rested-up early and slept
through the shindig. --KGS
349TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
Shuffle board is becoming a popular
pastime with many who are putting the
shuffle board court into use on the
porch of building 310. Top bad that
our basketball team was the loser for
the first time since the games started.
We have some new boys from Keesler
and Chanute Fields. Hearty welcomes,
fellows, we hope you like us. We're
proud to know that some of our boys
helped in getting the control tower
into operation this week.
Sgt. Schultze says the Student De-
tachment Outfits are rugged. Wonder
where he was before going over there?
S/Sgt. Boyd should stay around more
so that a certain young lady wouldn't
have so much trouble getting in touch
with him. Now who were those dashing
Sgts. who went out in "style" Sat.
446TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
Vur outfit has now reached its auth-
orized strength. A hearty welcome is
in order for the lucky 14, late of
Jefferson Barracks, that have made th-
is possible. We are glad to have Cpls.
Squillo and Page, Pfc. Overla and Pvt.
Obert back in the fold after complet-
ing their advanced courses at Chanute,
Exit S/Sgt. Stewart and enter Tech
Sgt. Stewart. Confucius Kendall say,
"You can't keep a good man down." The
Man who came to the Tyndall Field Hos.-
pital is back with us again. Linger a
while, Sgt. Cain.
The squadron cagers are really going
to town. Our latest victims were the
447th. How about a nice long strir,
of victories, fellows, now that you
all have the old oomph.
Nightime secrets: Cpl. Reynolds dr-
eaming of the heartbeat back in Ind-
iana. Sgt. Darrah still going in for
"red heads" this season. Pvt. Van We-
elden holding hands in the movies with
that same cutie. A slip of the razor
and Pfc. Manson is now minus the must-
447TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
Tuesday nights have been set aside
for attending USO dances since they
have become such a hit with the men in
the outfit. Capt. Williams finally
got a chance to spend a few moments at
his own squadron. We nominate him for
"busiest officer on the Field."
With Spring sitting in our laps, se-
veral of the men have been taking dips
in the surf and walks thru the woods.
These "Tarzans", tsk, tsk.
Corporal Lash is back. He's been up
at Chanute taking an instruments cour-
se. Lt. Rocks had a lengthy stay with
us, "5 days on furlough." Sgt. Hirsch
insists on giving everyone a song and
dance. Doesn't he'know that Vodvil is
a thing of the past? Take care of th-
at hand, Bender, you may need it. -RLM
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S 448TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
gt. Lloyd Taylor is not observing
his weeks restriction in vain. He has
improved his literary status by read-
ing the entire works of Edgar Allen
Poe, brrt Taylor claims that the re-
striction brings but one regret-that
he will miss his first dance in many a
Spring is sprung; the grass is 'riz'
and I wonder where McKenna is?...That
Mabel fable will be released in June.
In other words, "local yokel hooks the
pride of Swarthmore, Pa." Look out,
fellows, it's catching!
Master Sergeant Peterson and his fa-
mily of mechanics spent last Sunday
morning going over the new plane that
has been assigned to the squadron.
Just don't wear it out, men.
The bowling team wound up in second
place in the Tyndall bowling tourna-
ment and has challenged the Quarter-
master keglers to an unofficial con-
"Calling Dr. Finley, Calling Dr.
Finley. Dr. West has had a relapse;
he was broadcasting when he should've
been tuning in!" --DPA
SIGNAL SERVICE COMPANY
prize boner of the week: a lady cal-
led the switchboard and asked where
number 43 was. "Wit" Ostrenko immed-
iately replied that it could be found
between 4:2 and 44. (If it was intend-
ed to be humorous, his efforts were
not at all appreciated.)
That big grin on Powell's face means
"furlough." With a lockerfull of bus
and train schedules, he guards his
furlough papers closer than the Air
Corps guards the bombsight. His only
concern is the fastest and shortest
route to New Jersey. I don't blame
you, Dick, I'm getting the urge to see
a hill and some trees myself.
As you boys have noticed, outside
lines at night are a luxury. Your mes-
sages to town will have to be deliver-
ed by carrier pigeon until the local
pay phones are installed. It will be
tough on the girl friends but they
will become accustomed to not hearing
sweet nothings over the phone and will
appreciate you more when you drop in
to see them.
Brozanski, Blumer, Angeletti and Pa-
nasuk took Ostrenko's boat on hermaid-
en voyage Sunday. Results: several
blisters, sun burns and a brand new
leak. Anyway, the air was good.
Charlie Beran goes on the "graveyard
shift" on the switchboard well equip-
ped. His tools are a radio, writing
paper and a good magazine. This Army
life sure is strenuous. Carrying ra-
dios to and from work is a strain that
cannot be laughed off. --WMH
Ho hum'. It seems as if good weather
has set in at last and the entire post
personnel has come down with spring
fever. It's even hard work to write
this news.(?) column...After waiting
.so long for good weekend weather, Lt.
Shofner missed going out in his boat
last Sunday, and who knows when we'll
have another Sunday like the one that
S/Sgt. Farr returned from his 3-day
pass on Monday and, from what we hear,
he and his Georgia heartbeat aren't
throbbing in unison...Perhaps she has
heard about his meanderings here in
Panama City, Florida.
Strange happenings at night: Hubie
Anderson climbing through the barracks
window at 1:00 A.M. in his sleep. Bob
Costigan on hands and knees...in bed
...fast asleep! We asked the boys
about what dreams they were having but
they didn't want to share them.
The boys are sweating it out with
Clooney, Costigan and Blazak who are
being considered as candidates for the
Finance Officer's School. We're root-
ing for you, men. --CGB
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Sur first nurse, 1st Lieutenant Eth-
el M. Wunderle, reported for duty from
Camp Barkeley, Texas, last week. She
is scheduled to be our Chief Nurse.
Miss Wunderle is a graduate of Hermann
Hospital in her home town of Houston,
Texas. During her fourteen months of
active duty she has been stationed at
Camp Bowie and at Fort Sam Houston's
large Station Hospital and finally at
Camp Barkeley. She was promoted to
the rank of 1st Lieutenant on last
Incidentally, our ranking officer,
Major Pluenneke, our ranking nurse and
our ranking enlisted man, Master Serg-
eant Peavy, are all Texans. Perhaps
the popular western song, "Deep In The
Heart..." should become the Medico th-
With the USO dances proving so popu-
lar, this organization guarantees to
furnish its full quota at each and ev-
ery one. --RLM
ell, it looks like the old mouse-
trap, Hermanson, is in a rut since
last Friday's bridge game put "Biffy"
Ramey up as high scorer again to take
the prize. We are sending a bunch of
scallions to the bub that broke off
the clothes hangers in the latrine.
Scenes on a Sunday morning: A coup-
le of our boys who sort of forgot and
walked across the new lawn found them-
selves raking up a fine crop of blis-
ters. We hear that we will soon be
wearing our sun tans, but I think a
few of the boys are trying to rush the
Sgt. Lee wants to know if it's true
what they say about "Dixie"?.....and
Pvt. Vavracan is the very proud pappy
of a bouncing boy, born on St. Patrick
Day. Isn't there a rumor that B.B.
is learning some table manners before
taking his furlough?
"Hemsoth eats onions," complained one
of his bunkies the other night. As a
result, the whole bay was kept awake.
Did you know that Private Podson's
mother and sooo pretty girl-friend dr-
opped in to visit us last week...from
New York? The new sales commissary is
soon to boast of a complete butcher
shop. We have heard that the truck
driver's exam given by the motor trans-
portation department is as tough as
the cadet exam...which means better
drivers and fewer accidents..--RG
One of the Hammonds brothers has M.
P. fever. It looks as though we may
lose him. Cyrus Hammonds managed to
get a weekend off recently to visit
his folks in Montgomery. We underst-
and that he has the same trouble with
Montgomery cuties as he has with the
Bay Harbor belles. He returned to the
outfit looking sad and shaky over the
The rest of the boys were just sad,
due to the unfortunate fact that Lt.
Lynn again dusted off his glasses for
inspection. Oh well, it wasn't a fit-
in' weekend to be off the Post, anyway.
350TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
gt. Bill Murray made another at-
tempt at taking his furlough this week
but we're sure that some little thing
will bring him back soon.
The squadron suffered the loss of
their adjutant, Lt. Joseph R. Brantley,
this week. Lt. Brantley is now Assis-
tant Post Adjutant. Congratulations
on your promotion, Lieutenant.
The squadron has just welcomed se-
ven new fellows into the squadron.
They are Pvts. S. D. Weeks, W. F. Wil-
liams, J. Wilson, F. H. Slade, R. L.
St. Clair, J. W. Statum, and M. Stein-
Too bad about 1st Sgt. Anderson's
troubles with an ex-blonde. --TAR
Team B 9 5
Team D 9 5
Team A 7 7
Team C 3 11
If you have some news and
you know it's the truth,
call a lady editor--June,
Grace or Ruth. -Anonymous
OF THE WOMEN'S NEWS
About a month ago the word was pass-
ed around that anyone interested in
bowling should round the bowling al-
ley come Tuesday morning. A large
group did come down, enough for four
teams of four members each.
Since no one admitted much knowledge
about rules, we just started'in with a
vim. The tournament has now rolled
into its fourth week with just two
weeks left for Team C to catch up.
Spilling pins for the two tied teams
are Mrs. Pluenneke, Mrs. Silva, Mrs.
Miller and Mrs. Mitchell for Team B,
and for Team D are Mrs. Thorpe, Mrs.
Nimocks, Mrs. Bristle and Mrs. Shofner.
Team A, made up of Mrs. Moore, Mrs..
Maxwell, Mrs. Carnahan and Mrs. Clay-
ton, is the runner-up, leaving Team C,
Mrs. Kevan, Mrs. Blomquist, Mrs. Bryan
and Mrs. Morton, as the anchor team.
The stakes in the game aren't high,
but $8.00 in defense stamps ain't hay.
,The gals were very much edified last
Tuesday to learn that "Pappa" Teague,
of local fame, had very generously
contributed a Birdseye turkey. With-
out much bickering, it was agreed that
at the close of the series we should
eat said bird at a bowlers' luncheon.
Mrs. Morton has offered to eat the
Any Tuesday or Thursday morning at
10:30 some of youse gals who've been
reneging on us come on down and root,
root, root, or substitute until the
next series starts. We'll be waiting.
The Tyndall Field Auxiliary of the
Bay County Chapter of the American Red
Cross got underway with the arrival of
some yarn, sewing machines and shirt
material on March 2nd. Our CO's wife,
Mrs. Maxwell, expressed herself asbe-
ing well pleased with the way the wiv-
There is quite a bevy of knitters
and seamstresses to be found at the
Red Cross rooms in the old bank build-
ing at the corner of First Street and
Harrison Avenue every Monday afternoon
from 1 to 4 o'clock. Mrs. Maxwell is
in charge of the knitters' nook and
Mrs. Moore rides hard on the sewing
machines. The shirts and sweaters are
rolling off the assembly line. If you
are not among the Patriotic Americans,
it might be well to ditch the dishes
and join the crowd. It's a lot of fun
too. P. S. --We found a gold mine a-
cross the street: the pause that re-
'freshes. o o ,
oo o o o o o
0 **COMMI SSARY COOKING**Q/ o
S *CO ESCALLOPED TUNA
0- Crumble a dime package of ptato
chips. Flake a medium size can of
tuna fish. Place these ingredients in
a greased casserole. Pour over this a
can of mushroom soup to which a can of
milk has been added. Bake 20 or 30
minutes in a moderate oven. Any other
sea food may be used.
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL: At long last our Commissary is open and are we proud of it
Seemingly, Bill Kevan is proud too for in the midst of all the busy housewives
on Opening Day, none was busier looking for bargains than Bill ** All last Sunday
afternoon there was a constant stream of cars or other vehicles passing to review
the new officers' quarters on El Prado. Mrs. Strobel seemed to be having a little
trouble with baby buggy vs. sand ** Mrs. Pluenneke's bowling team went AWOL when
Mrs. Silva and Mrs. Mitchel left for the East and Mrs. Miller broke her toe. Col.
Maxwell has suggested that we employ an accountant to figure out the number of
weeks left in the bowling tournament. A month has passed and the Moores are still
in the same house ** In case you need artificial respiration, page Mrs. Maxwell.
We will have our ear to the ground from now on, gals, so watch your step.THE J-
The ole Yardbird is sho happy now--i jest got back off'n ma furlow.
i spint 5 daze in Nu Awleens to git all the Cain Raisin ot uv ma system so's i
cud act dignifyed an reserved whin i got hom. -i had a mity good time.
Thin i eased on down ter hom an got there jest when ma was feedin the chickens,
calling em ot of the thicket bak uv the house an i hollered Shoo like i use ter do
whin i wuz a chap, an scared em all away an ma give me a purty good reamin fore she
got ter thinking straight an then when she that whut wuz coming off she kissed me
quick rite sweetlike. the ole man cum ot uv the house (he'd jest got thru warshin
his feet an he wuz making tracks on the bak porch) an we shook hans an grinned at
each other and he sayed i wuz looking well, an all the time ma wuz cryin soft like.
He swallered a couple uv times an we all wint inter the kitchen an got a cup uv
cawfee. Fur supper ma cooked stakes an egg gravy an biskitts an sweet pertaters an
sweet peas an buttermilk, then she brung ot a big ole limmon pie an give me a
extry peice without me axin fur it.
Next day i wint ter the general sto ter git the male. i got there early so's i
cud see all the folks an whin i walked in all the ole men stayed we wuz looking well.
All the time Granpa Higginbottam (on ma's side) kept a gulpin rapid like an
spittin it eatin terbaccer juice on the stove an then he axed me above the sizzling
it wuz making how i liked the Army as a whole an i sayed Yassuh it sho is, an ever-
body laffed an wanted ter buy me a bottle of pop. They tole me all the- news.
Uncle Zeb's havin to drink on the sly on account uv the Welfare folks are watching
him purty close. Guss Buckler wuz drafted inter the Army an is working in the
kitchen on account uv whin they axed him his civilian occupashun they that he
sayed cook. Arvilla Briggs is sweatin ot the new male order catalog so's she kin
spind the 200 dollars she got from her husbins insurance; you know he started
swimming in Eb Licks' cow pasture last summer an Eb's ole bull cawt sight uv him
jest before he got plum undressed. Arvilla always claimed he ort to uv bawt a pare
uv white underwear fur the hot months. I reckon she wuz rite. Aunt Ida Slit is
gointer hafto tear down one side uv the screen porch on account uv the ole man
keeps spittin on her pot plants. Lizzie Pearl McGrunt an the Hopkins boy dun got
married---mother an chile both doin fine. Settin there a listening ter them olfo-
lks a gossipin an a spittin an a drinking red pop i cum ter the konklushon that
Americans is a mity pece-lovin folks.
i sho did have a gud time on ma furlow an i kind uv hated ter cun bak but i
figgered i better. An i reckon i better be a goin. --The Yardbird.
T7KXE A L=77TTER =-?
"Now look here, I fired three girls
for revising my letters, see?" said
the Boss to his new stenographer.
"All right, now take a letter and
take it the way I tell you."
And so the next morning Mr. 0. J.
Squizz of the Squizz Soap Company, re-
ceived the following letter:
"Mr. 0. K. or A. J. or something,
look it up, Squizz, what a name, Soap
Company, Detroit, that's in Michigan,
isn't it? Dear Mr. Squizz, Hmmm.
You're a hell of a business man. No,
start over. He's a crook but I can't
insult him or the bum'll sue me. The
last shipment of soap you sent us was
of inferior quality and I want you to
understand Hmmm unless you can ship -
er furnish ship, no, furnish us with
your regular soap, you needn't ship us
no more period or what ever the grammar
is, and pull down your skirt. This damn
cigar is out again.
"Where was I? Paragraph. Your soa p
wasn't what you said -- I should say it
wasn't. Them bums tried to put over a
lot of hooey on us. Whadda you flappers
want to paint yer faces up for like Ind-
ians on the warpath? We're sending back
your last shipment of soap tomorrow. I'd
like to feed it to 'em with a spoon
and make him eat it. Now read the lett-
er over no, don't read it over, we've
already spent too much time with those
crooks. Fix it up and sign my name.
What do you say we go out to lunch?
QMC TOPS CHALLENGER
Those pins that you heard falling
last Tuesday night were being knocked
out from underneath the 448th's keg-
lers as they tried to bowl over the
championship Quartermaster team in a
challenge match. Paced by their ace,
Hnylka, the champs took two out of
three games from the 448th and rolled
up an unofficial high team score in
The 448th pin-men challenged the QMC
bowlers after the latter had won the
league crown in the hopes that they
might win a "moral" victory. However,
the Quartermaster men proved themsel-
ves champs ina very convincing manner.
On the basketball front this week,
activity was restricted to a single
game on Monday night. Headquarters
Squadron defaulted to the 343rd and
the 344th forfeited to the 350th. The
one game that was played was a contest
between two hitherto undefeated teams.
The 349th cagers couldn't quite catch
up to the 448th hoop-men and lost a
fiercely fought for game by the score
The victory raises the 448th quint-
et into the league lead with a record
of five wins against no losses and
drops the 349th into third place.
Wednesday's games were not played
because of the unexpected use of the
high school gym by the local Red Cross
Due to the sudden illness of Lt. L.
B. Thompson, the A. & R. Officer, a
schedule for the coming week has not
as yet been arranged.
W L W L
448th.... 5 0 447th..... 2 3
691st.... 6 1 446th.... 2 3
349th.... 5 1 343rd.... 2 5
350th.... 5 2 348th.... 1 4
69th.... 3 2 344th.... 0 5
66th..... 3 2 Hq & Hq.. O 5
TOURING THE MAJORS
With the opening games of the 1942
baseball season but a few weeks off,
a brief review of some of the more
important changes in the rosters of
the major league clubs is in order.
In the American League the Yankees
are planning to keep the same team
that brought them the world champion-
ship in '41...The only possible excep-
tion will be the appearance of Buddy
Hassett, one-time Dodger and more re-
cently of the Boston Braves, holding
down first base. Spring training re-
ports show that Buddy has what it ta-
kes to make the grade with the champs.
The BOSTON RED SOX are pinning their
pennant hopes on the arms of their st-
aff of young twirlers...and many in-
siders concede the Red Sox a chance if
the pitching staff can keep pace with
the always powerful Sox slugging.
MIKE KREEVICE, a former WHITE SOX
star has been sold by Manager Dykes to
the Philadelphia ATHLETICS...Mike is
still a great ball-player but the deal
should have little effect on either
team's pennant chances.
In DETROIT, the TIGERS announce that
BOBO NEWSOM is still a holdout...Under
the new Tiger policy of cutting down
excessive salaries, Newsom can hope
for very few concessions from the club
on the basis of last year's disappoint-
ing record. CLEVELAND will again fig-
ure in the pennant race, and whether
youthful LOU BOUDREAU can keep those
INDIANS from faltering in the closing
days of the race is something we won't
know 'til September,
BROOKLYN has probably added to its
strength by the acquisition of ARKY
VAUGHAN...Arky is still a power at bat
and has always been a better than av-
erage fielder. On the other hand, the
PITTSBURGH PIRATES may severely feel
the loss of the veteran now that Lee
Handley's arm has gone dead after hav-
ing injured it in an automobile accid-
ent last December.
YOU'VE LOOKED AT ME LONG
ENOUGH. NOW MOW ABOUT-
READING THE JOKES/
Soldier's voice from rear seat of a
taxi: "I say, driver, what's the
idea of stopping?"
Driver: "I thought that I heard some
one tell me to."
Rear Seat: "Drive on, she wasn'ttalk-
ing to you."
Pa: "It's two o'clock. Don't you
think it's about time Sally's boy
friend went home?"
Ma: "Now, then, Pa. Jest remember
how we used to court."
Pa: "That settles it' Out he goes'"
The Papa: "What's this young man do-
ing here at this hour?"
The Daughter: "He's doing fine."
She: "I hear your boy friend wants
to settle down and get a home."
Her: "Well, he's got a good start.
I gave him the gate last night."
Broadway is a place where people sp-
end money they haven't earned to buy
things they don't need to impress
people they don't like.
K. P.: "Huh, you can't fool me. I
know they've got potato-peeling mach-
ines in this man's army."
Sgt. Ott: "Yeah, smart guy, and you
are the latest model."
Worried Mother: "How old are these
hostesses my boy is apt to meet when
he goes to camp?
Draft Board Official: "Old enough to
be discreet, madam."
Worried Mother: "Don't lie to me,
Sir! No woman ever lived that long."
"Son, I wish you'd steer clear of
wine, women and song when you get out
of the Army."
"Okay, Dad. I'll probably be sick of
them by that time, anyway."
Twi/r or rwe WRs/$T
Almost completely overshadowed by
the war itself, the expert reporting
by the overseas correspondents deserv-
es more than a passing thought. In
fact, the entire manner in which the
developments of World War II are be-
ing handled by newspaper and radio
reporters is worthy of notice.
Perhaps when the echoes of conflict
have faded away into the valley of pe-
ace we will remember and appreciate
the spectacular job that these radio
and newspaper "leg-men" are doing. For
the present, let us keep in mind that
the voices you hear short-waved from
Burma and Australia are the voices of
the men you heard from Singapore and
Batavia. They are soldiers without
arms, fighting at the front, combating
the enemy's vicious weapon of propa-
HERE AND THERE ON THE AIR: Mishel Pi-
astro, concert-master of the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra, may be heard
playing a solo part when that orchest-
ra broadcasts over CBS on Sun. at 2:00
P. M...."What's My Name" launched its
5th year in radio last week. Arlene
Francis, one of radio's first female
emcees, is still holding down the job.
(MBS, Tues. 7 P. M.)
Lum and Abner will soon tap out for
the Blue Network their 2,000th script
(written by themselves) in over a dec-
ade of broadcasting. They estimate
that they have written over 5,000,000
words during that time.
And speaking of figures in the mil-
lions, Jimmy Dorsey recordings have
sold over the 5 million mark for the
past year...Radio's long-reigning king
of singers and the program of the na-
tion's choice popular songs will meet
tonite as Bing Crosby and his maestro,
John Scott Trotter, appear as the gue-
st artists on the "Hit Parade."
Tomorrow nite at8, CBS's nimble-wit-
ed Fred Allen will act as host to the
Blue Network's juvenile geniuses, the
Tyndall Field's own "Review" over
WDLP on Mon, eves is improving in qua-
lity. A salute to Boileau, Troutman
and Von Kannon for their efforts.
SUNDAY, MONDAY, March 29-30
"Woman of the Year"
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, Mar. 31, April 1
"Dr. Kildare's Victory"
FRIDAY, April 2-3
SATURDAY, April 4
"West of Tombstone"
"Confessions of Blackie Boston"
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT
"H. M. Pulham, Esquire"
SUNDAY, MONDAY, March 29-30
"Ride 'Em Cowboy"
Abbott and Costello
TUESDAY, March 31
Don (Red) Barry
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, April 1-2
"Billy the Kid"
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, April 3-4
"Gangs of Sonora"
"North to Klondike"
Cartoon and Serial