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Vol.. I No. 12 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida, April 11, 1942
SOFFICERtS PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED
* ARMY DAY OBSERVED
HERE BY OPEN HOUSE
Army Day was observed here Monday
by open house, which was attended by
an estimated 1000 visitors from Panama
City and many distant states of the
Military personnel observed the oc-
casion by a day of hard work, but cer-
tain areas of the Post were opened to
visitors from 8:00 A. M. to 4:00 P. M.
Guests began to arrive early in the
morning and reached the proportions of
a throng during the afternoon. Visit-
ors from points as far away as New
York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois reg-
istered at Post Headquarters.
They were accompanied by guides to
such points of interest as the impre-
ssive new chapel, which was dedicated
Sunday, the mess halls, several of the
barracks, the Post recreation building,
and the jeep range. Centers of attrac-
tion were the chapel and the range.
COLONEL MAXWELL RETURNS
Colonel Warren A. Maxwell returned
S to the Post last Wednesday after hav-
ing spent 10 days in Louisville, Ken-
tucky, on a special mission for the
Southeast Air Corps Training Center.
The Commanding Officer was one of a
board of officers appointed by the
Training Center to make a study of a
site for a new advanced training school
which will be located in Kentucky.
Colonel Maxwell was made chairman of
Promotions for seven Tyndall Field
Officers were announced last week by
the War Department.
They are: Major F. M. Hyndman to Lt.
Colonel; First Lieutenants John Thcrpe,
Chester R. McClelland, and William
Kevan to Captain; Second Lieutenants
Remington McConnell, Martin R. Tannen,
and Emory Shofner to First Lieutenant.
Colonel Hyndman came to Tyndall on
Nov. 1, 1941, from Eglin Field, Fla.,
where he served as Executive Officer.
He retired three years ago after hav-
ing served 25 years in the Cavalry,
After remaining in retirement two years
he was recalled to the service and was
made a member of the Armored Force Bo-
ard at Ft. Knox, Ky, Col. Hyndman was
one of the Army's early advocates of
Captain Thorpe is Signal Officer
here, and before called to active duty
in the Army, he was an official in the
American Telephone and Telegraph Co. at
Charlotte, N. C.
Promotion of Chaplain McClelland
came in recognition of his services
here since July, 1941. He is a native
of Durant, Okla. and a graduate of So-
uthwestern Seminary, Fort Worth,Texas.
Graduating from West Point in 1940,
Captain Kevan is now student opera-
tions officer here. A native of Pet-
ersburg, Va., he received his flight
training at Maxwell Field, Ala.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Lt. McCon-
nell is a graduate of Emory University,
and was outstanding in student activi-
ties there. Before called to active
(continued on page 4).
"Unless young men dream, their can be no progress."
The name of the writer of the above statement slips my mind. But, no matter
who he was. Whoever he was, he surely must have been a dreamer.
Dreams are the stuff out of which progress is made. Without dreams, there
can be no progress.
If, Alexander Graham Bell had not dreamed of a mechanism which
would enable man to throw his voice great distances, without
any unusual exertion, we would never have had the telephone.
If, Thomas A. Edison had not dreamed, we would not have the el-
ectric light, or many other conveniences whichwe enjoy today.
If the Wright Brother$ had not dreamed of flying through the
air, we would not have the airml.nne.
No, emphatically no. Unless young men dream there can be no progress. The
world is waiting now for progress.
All of the above men dreamed their dreams, when they were young. Once the
vision appeared, they kept the light burning and kept the dream alive before tham.
Always, it beckoned them on. As they dreamed they worked, denying themselves
everything, undergoing untold hardships, and trials. Nothing mattered to them,
except that their dreams come true. They were willing to pay the price that was
demanded. Everything demands a price, and you reach the goal which you are will-
ing to strive for.
All that mattered was that as ywaths they dreamed a dream, and then were men
enough to work to make their dream a reality.
You can do anything you want. You can be anything you want to be. B1t,
first, you,must catch a dream, hold onto it, and work and fight till you make
your dream come true.
Then, and only then, as youngmen like you dream dreams, canwe have progress.
The world is waiting for you. How about
ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF
The War Department has announced the
formation of the Army Emergency Relief
Society, with Headquarters in Washing-
ton, D. C. The Hon. Robert Patterson,
Undersecretary of War is the principal
Officerand many distinguished Officers
of the Army are sponsoring the drive
Life membership in the society sells
for $100.00 and entitles the holder to
no special benefits. Smaller con-
tributions are solicited; however they
do not entitle the donor to membership.
The purpose of the society is to co-
ordinate the efforts of all of the
organizations that are now engaged in
welfare work within the armed forces.
it? Are you game?
Funds will be raised by contributions
from other organizations and sources,
such as Civic groups, athletic events,
public entertainments, and individuals.
Lt. Col. F. M. Hyndman has been ap-
pointed Officer in Charge, Army Em-
ergency Relief Activities, and will
coordinate the efforts of the Tyndall
Field Chapter with the Corps Area Staff
Member appointed for that purpose.
Funds collected by the society are
available for the relief of ALL mil-
itary personnel and their dependents
Principal function will be to re-
lieve the distress of dependents of
personnel on duty in foreign countries.
Loans may be secured from the fund
for worthy causes and outright grants
will be made to those who do not have
the ability to repay a loan.
By "Unworthy One"
In the absence of able
Sergeant Gossett, the
unpleasant duty of sl-
andering the Field no-
bility has been assi-
-1 gned to this unworthy
one, but it must be
confessed that this journalistic ven-
ture is entered upon with some relish,
(and some corn perhaps). We understand
that there was quite a party held from
the hours of 8 on Saturday to 4
on Sunday afternoon. We really didn't
know that those desk boys could take
it. P.S. It is understood that the DD
at the Old Dutch didn't ask them to
come back. Dent you think Miss Cox
looks nice in red? Confidentially, it
is understood that Lt. Kingman is "ex-
pecting." Someone has suggested that
some ones refer to Chapter 5 and 6 of
the Officer's Manual. Have you heard
about the new club that was started on
the Field called the 40-40's? We un-
derstand that it has quite a large me-
mbership and that its purposes are
many. We understand that the young
* officers (don't quote me on the age)
have already started their nightly ja-
unts to the hospital area, and they
don't look sick to me. Come to think
of it though, Lt. Corbin did look
pretty bad Tuesday night. Speaking of
looking bad, we hear that Lt. Slater
was a bit pale when last seen running
back to the safety of the P.C.C. Sat.
night. In anticipating the change-
from winter to summer uniform, the
writer recalls a recent promotion par-
ty at which Lt. Samuels inaugurated a
new evening dress for the men and Mrs.
Howell one for the women. She didn't
have to beso formal about it though..
May we conclude this rambling venture
with a bit of seriousness by offering
our congratulations to the newly pro-
moted officers, with especial emphasis
upon the much deserved silver leaves
presented to Col. F. M. Hyndman.
By the TARGET Staff
Our first thought as we sit down to
to the typewriter is, why in the h---
did we ever offer to do this for Gos-
sett, anyway. His readers are bound to
be disappointed, for there absolutely
is no other living being that can
compress as much "low down" in one
column as he can. All we can thhin-r
about is the new machine that the go-
vernment sent down here for us to
print the TARGET with. It's the dang-
fangledist thing any of us ever laid
eyes on; and look at it is all we
have done, for nobody knows even va-
guely how to operate it. They call it
an electro-matic varitype. Even Sgts.
Lankford and Balentine, who know more
about office machinery than anybody
around here, came back and shook their
heads. Personally, your editor is of
the old conservative school and pre-
fers his old jalopy typewriter. And
then there is the Post "mess." They
say that the Headquarters day room has
plenty of standing room in it. Sgt.
Brewer has been having a grand time
lately. Jhile the Colonel was gone,
he was "acting" assistant to the assis-
tant to the Employment Officer. It is
known that Miss Smith had a date every
night last week and that Brewer wore
holes in the concrete around her desk.
The girls certainly don't look g. i.
in their new uniforms. S/Sgt. Lee of
Quartermaster made Tech last week and
is already sweating Master. Optimis-
tic man, we call him. The Public
Relations Office has had quite a time
during the past two weeks, what with
Timberlake going to Officer's Candi-
date School and Milga- //
ten taking a furlou-
gh. So if the TARGET
is not quite up to par
that explains it. We
extend a welcome hand ,
to our new P. R. Offi-
cer, Lieutenant Raw-
;very member of our organization is
very happy. The reason is that we now
have a nicely furnished day room to
while away our spare time, with pract-
ically every comfort. In it we have
a 3-piece living room suite, radio,
card table, 6 chairs, 3 smoking stands,
and 2 reading lamps. Also, we are ex-
pecting to get a pool table next week.
Lt. Engelbrecht and Lt. Todd, who
shopped for the furniture, told the
men at a squadron meeting that took
place on Wednesday, what could be ob-
tained and the amount it would cost.
Thursday, the equipment arrived, and
was set-up in flying time.
The boys working on our planes down
on the line, are showing some real
Although Sgt. Taylor is on furlough,
we want to congratulate him on his
promotion to Staff Sergeant.
Our organization acquired a number
of new men who look like they are cap-
We were sorry to lose First Sergeant
Endsley to OCS, because he was a very
capable and excellent man. Sgt. Dozier
just back from furlough is now our act-
ing First Sergeant.
Pfc. Scoran wants to take a picture
of his arm with that "lone stripe."
Congratulations to Corporals Despain,
Hamilton, and Mullins on their recent
A welcome to the two prodigal sons,
Pvts. O'Grady and Marotta.
Pvt. "20 20" Scanio got a 3-day
pass to fix his father's books. With
red ink, Tony?
Pity the Mail Man! What with all
the free postage.
BUY DEFENSE BONDS AND STAMPS
OFFICER PROMOTIONS (wwW)
duty here, he was associated with his
father in the mercantile business in
Lt. Tannenis Post Classification Of-
ficer and graduated from the Adjutant
General's Training School six months
ago. He is a native of Wilmington,
Delaware, and is a graduate of the
University of Delaware.
-Lt.ihShofner is a native of Shelby-
ville, Tenn., and is a graduate of the
University of Tennessee. Before coming
to Tyndall Field last October, he was
Assistant Finance Officer at Maxwell
INTELLIGENCE OFFICER ARRIVES
New Military Intelligence and Public
Relations Officer here is First Lieu-
tenant Charles B. Rawson, who was sent
here from Maxwell Field, Ala.
Before coming to Tyndall, Lt. Rawson
was Intelligence Officer at the Air
Corps Replacement Center at Maxwell
Field. He succeeds Lt. Joseph I,
Mathis, who was transferred to Cochran
Field, Macon, Ga.
UNIT DESIGNATIONS FORBIDDEN
The Public Relations Office here has
received instructions from the South-
east Air Corps Training Center not to
use unit designations in referring to
squadrons or organizations located on
Henceforth the TARGET will list all
news from the various organizations
under the name of the Commanding Of-
ficer or by using some general desig-
nation such as Air Base, Materiel, or
The purpose of these instructions
is to prevent the release of any in-
formation that might possibly be of
aid to theenemy.
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I t is with regret that the Squadron
loses Captain Fowler, who has been co-
mmanding officer of the squadron since
July, 1941. The respect in which he
is held by the entire squadron, and
the ability with which he handled the
innumerable problems with which a Sq-
uadron commander is confronted, is re-
flected in the fact that he has served
longer with our unit than any other
squadron commander in the Panama City
M/Sgt. Postlewait is reported to be
dining out on Sundays...."Bullfrog"
Barrett recently made a 20 mile hike
at night. It's the first time that we
ever heard of a man having to walk
home from a date.
We welcome our new Commanding Offi-
cer, Captain Gardner, to the squadron.
Pearson went to Mobile last weekend
and got himself engaged. --TRW
Vur Ordnance warehouse is really
humming these days. The firing on the
target and skeet ranges is really keep-
ing us busy.
We welcome the new order on passes
and the 1:00 A.M. curfew. Now all we
need is a pay day.
Our company commander, Lt. Bruce A.
Campbell, returned from a three-day
pass the first of last week.
Pvt. Joel Schwartz is still looking
for a car. Anyone having a gasoline
buggy with good tires, and has no mon-
ey, contact Joel, for he has plenty of
Sgt. Harry Burnett and Cpl. Toby
Lamuraglia are having tire trouble
these days, and are scratching their
heads wondering where to get new ones.
Some of our boys have returned from
furloughs and others are anxiously
awaiting their turn. Returning last
week were Corp. Cindric, Pfc's Parks,
Christina, Bell, Richardson; Pvts. Sa-
ha, Stabler, Wilbanks, Terry, Durst,
Strakal, and Scott. --RLS
congratulations are in order for
Corp. Joseph H. Deckard on his accept-
ance for Officers' Candidate School.
Corp. Starr, Pfc. Fox, and Pvt. Le-
det were among the first class of gun-
ners to go through this Field.
There must be more than what meets
the eye in teaching first aid that ma-
kes Corp. Glass walk around with that
contented look on his face.
Corp. Rowley and Pvt. Steiman are
awaiting the arrival of their wives
here in Panama City, and Corp. Dubin's
better half is sweating out his fur-
RUMORS AND FACTS: Sgt. L. E. Smith
and Corps. Reynolds and Cassiano con-
templating matrimony.....Pfc. Cullen
finding the girl of his dreams after
all of these years...Pfc. Levy singing
"Indian Love Call"...The blonde that
Corp. Jordy was sporting one Sunday
night...Corp. Kendall dreaming night
and day of that furlough.
ome of you fellows that are not in
the office should see the eye filling
uniforms that our girls of the Quar-
termaster received' Thursday. Well,
well, so Sgt. Lee did make Tech. Con-
gratulations, sergeant! Sgt. Porter
and Sgt. Dawson also got their staff
chevrons this week.
Sgt. Jones has returned from his
furlough, andwe finally received ship-
ment on Pvt. Gudor.from Maxwell Field
Now that they have taken two suntan
uniforms back from many soldiers, it
will be the Quartermaster's job to re-
issue them to recruits. Lee says he's
going to make us "rise and shine." -RG
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congratulations to Lt. Shofner upon
his promotion to first lieutenant.
Recent promotions in Finance have
made the boys very happy. Effective
April 1, advancements are as follows:
Tech. 4th grade Carl G. Brandt was
appointed Tech. 3rd grade; Pfc's John
S. Blazak and Francis A. Clooney were
made Tech. 4th grade; Pvt's Herbert A.
Anderson, John E. Beegle, Robert J.
Costigan, and Joseph Hanak were ap-
pointed Techs. 5th grade.
The Detachment as a whole spent a
good week-end on the beach enjoying
the Florida sunshine and also the good
swimming in the Gulf.
A certain one of our Sgts. has patch-
ed up his differences with his Panama
City heart-throb and things seem to be
going along as serenely as if nothing
had ever happened.
Tech. Bob Costigan is just spending
his last few days at home, and we ex-
pect to hear quite a bit about the
cold, cold, north when he returns. Con-
fidentially your correspondent is go-
ing to try some of that cold northern
weather for 15 days starting the 13th
of this month.
Remember our slogan still is "Keep
'Em Paid" and you must agree with us
that is just what we've been doing. CGB
e MEDICAL DETACHMENT
e welcome Lt. Bailey our new Ad-
ministration OffiCer, recently ar -
rived from Carlisle, Pa. The Lt.is a
former enlisted man from Camp Lee, Va.
Greetings and etc., to 2nd Lt s.
Doris Cofield, Kathryn Sakaly, June
Duffy, Elizabeth Dennis, and Juanita
Wilson our beautiful nurses. They
have all come from civilian hospitals
straight to Tyndall Field ---- Modern
Nightingales. Patients will surely be
pouring in now. --AC
This week we start featuring "The
Man of the Week" series as based on
the opinion of the Squadron.
WE FEATURE: Corporal Chauncey as we
believe he has proven himself capable
and efficient with his duties as
supply sgt., and truly deserves the
distinction of being the "Man of the
Week." Congratulation Corporal and
keep up the good work.
Two weeks ago, a big event took
place in our Squadron. That noise
you heard wasn't the gunner's grad-
uation class doing some night firing,
it was the party given here for a
group of girls from Panama City. Thank
you Major Shipman, Captain Gardner and
Lt. Corr, for your co-operation in
making it a grand success.
Good News: Sgt. J. A. Matkins who
is in the hospital, will soon be back
in action. His cast has been removed
and he is able to hobble about. He
requests his many friends to visit
most hearty welcome to Lt. Raymond
F. Watson, who is to be our new Squad-
ron Commander. Good luck to Captain
Bernard J. Fox, who leaves us this
week to take up administrative duties
with the 80th Air Base Group.
Congratulations to Sgt. Don Asbury
on his appointment to first sergeant
of the outfit this week. Before his
advancement, he was acting in that
capacity. Nineteen Pvts. were promoted
to Pfc., and Pc. Godwin finally sweat-
ed out his Corporal stripes.
Our best wishes follow Sgt. "Buck"
Timberlake as he leaves for Officers'
Candidate School in Miami. His pals
gave him a farewell party, and a swell
time was had by all. Sgt. Timberlake
was Editor of the TARGET. --TWG
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the Public Relations Office, ACGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
1st Lt. Charles Bo Rawson
Sgt. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Ernest Kenton
S/Sgt. J. D. Twitchell
Sgt. Kenneth Stitt
Pvt. Troy Glidwell
Pfc. James F. Barran
Sgt. Ralph S. Boyes
Pfc. Gordon Garcia
Cpl. M. M. Kendall
Colonel Warren Ao Maxwell
Corp. Jack .H Parks
S/Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett
Pfc. John A. Webster
Pfc. Francis Churchill
Pvto Roy Ao Thorson
Pfc. Arnold Milgaten
Pvt. Saul Samiof
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
Published every Saturday by
Team D 12 8
Team B 10 10
Team A 9 11
Team C 9 11
We'll keep things around home at
sixes and fives,
If you husbands
Team B is
week we had
now a team again. Last
a selective service draft
all our own. Mrs. Pluenneke put in
her thumb and drew out these plums:
Mrs. Rigberg, Mrs. Vernocy, and Mrs.
Yates. Also from reserves to regulars
came Mrs. Bane to augment Team A. This
depletes our reserve corps to only one
member, Mrs. Morrell. Who's going to
enlist in a worthy cause? We need bow-
CAMP AND HOSPITAL SERVICE
The Red Cross has a new service to
the armed forces, the Camp and Hospi-
tal Service, which is a channel for
civilian donations. Any friend of the
soldier, which naturally means every
one of us, who has anything to donate
please contact Mr. Neely, the Red
Cross Field Representative for Tyndall
Field. The following articles are
Games you aren't using (ping pong,
Badminton, monopoly, etc.)
Good books or magazines (recent)
There are other things the men need,
which we will tell about in later is-
sues of the TARGET.
wont bring The
to your wives!! OF THE WOMEN'S NEWS
Since our last Red Cross meeting all
we knitters and sewers have become
homeless. The building was taken over
by another organization, and this Mon-
day we worked at Mrs. Maxwell's home.
The hospitality of our C. O.'s wife
spurred us on to complete several do-
zen bandages and some new sweaters
By next week the new Red Cross quar-
ters will be ready for occupancy. Ta-
ke note girls, from now on we'll meet
above the Vanity Box Beauty Salon, on
Harrison Avenue across the hall from
the telephone office. There is ample
room for all of you who haven't shown
up yet, and there certainly is plenty
to be done.
S6. 2 can green beans
1 medium onion
iup Kraft French dressing
Pour liquid from beans in o saucepan
Add thinly sliced onion; cook quickly
until almost tender. Add beans and
dressing. Heat thoroughly. Serve at
once. Serves four.
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL: Peering around the piers one Sunday afternoon recently
we gathered some of our clan were doing a little serious fishing. Was that a
stingaree on the end of your line, Mrs. McCullough, or was it a whale? Fishing
seems to be a great attraction now. An added attraction is Mrs. Mosely -allwrap-
ped up in her knee boots. You girls who live in the "Officer's Nest" don't lose
your way home. It's now MacArthur Avenue, not El Prado; but it's all sand under
any name and very treacherous, as Mrs. Wilkins can tell you. She stuck to the
ruts and the ruts stuck to her tires. We met Mrs. Maxwell and Mrs. Moore mean-
dering (some call it bicycling) toward the metropolis Sat. P. M. According to
Mrs. Maxwell, Panama City is now blessed with an art gallery. She discovered
the phenomenon when she called 1170. 9
The ole Yardbird's feeling tolerable well rite now, altho i is in receit uv a
slite sunburn but i ddnt kno on account of how cum on account uv everybody know
we aint had no Florridy sunshine lately, however there is one other thing that
will giv a man a red noze.
Mundy they tuk me ot on the range to see ifn i cud improve on ma sco with the
pistylls an i got kind uv reckless an the sgt. sayed Dont never pint no empty
gun at nobody an i sayed Thats all rite its loded an all reddy. An he sayed
%$%***(". He wuz kind uv irritated.
Down town the othur day i wuz kinda pickin at a ole farmer an i tole him they
wuz gonna draft all the ole men on account uv they had lots of experience frum
the last war and he sayed Thats by gawsh whut it looks like they is gonna hafta
do. He shet me up.
Miss Balinsky dun invited me to go on a scavenger hunt. i don't kno nothing
aboot huntin them things, fack is i aint never heerd tell uv them. must be sum
kind of anumull peekoolyur to Florriddy only. i reckon i'll make ot all right
i had a date the other nite to take a purty gurl to the pitcher show an aftur
i had payed off all the munny frum ma furlow i jest didn't have non left an so i
raked, scraped, stole an borryed till my finanshul check up showed .165 canteen
checks, .40$ change, all nickels an pennies, an a .43$ govt. check whut a ole
sgt. in the ootfit give me (on account uv he wuz ashamed to have it cashed. i
wanted another 2 bits but i jest cudnt make the necessary arrangements an it
wuz gittin lat so i eased on down an we wint ter the sho an then dropped inter
the drugsto ter git sumthin ter drink. i wuz sho sweatin hur out not ter git
no dubble chawklut malt ar sumthin like that but we got us a nickel drink an i
tuk hur home. when i got bak up ter the bus line i had .13$ net an the man
sayed i cudnt ride fur on that so i had ter hitchhike home which wuz against
reggerlashuns but i figgered i better git home fur bedcheck on account uv ma
fust sgt. is kinda meen.
Incidintally, i is gled my time aint valyuble cause if it wuz i would sho
lose money whin i goes to git waited on at the PX.
We had a gas mask dril Thursdy an the man wuz esplainin an illucidatin an he
sayed that mask wuz protectshun against any gas attack known ter the Army an i
spoke up an asked him kind uv sly if'n i cud borry it aftur thim bean suppers an
fur the furst time sinse i knowed him he aint reamed me ot fur bein impyudent.
Well, I better be goin----THE YARDBIRD.
NOT IN THE BOOK THE LAST BLAST
A trio of young officers were walk- A rookie owned a bugle,
ing down the street of a little town Which he blew when he was blue,
near Camp Crowder, Missouri. Coming The bugle was his buddy,
toward them was an enlisted man, a His friend both tried and true.
fairly new recruit. However, he show-
ed he had spent some time reading the One night he woke at midnight,
regulations for soldierly behavior--he And feeling kind of blue,
knew he should salute a superior offi- Picked up his trusty bugle,
cer. Spotting the three lieutenants, and blew a note or two.
he didn't know whether he should sal-
ute one or three times. t"e compromis- Now the friends are parted,
ed on a procedure not in the book--- They're sad as sad can be,
saluting with his right hand and hold- The bugle's on the trash pile,
ing up three fingers of his left. The rookie's on K. P.
Athletic and Recreation Officer Lt.
L. B. Thompson and his assistant Lt.
S. J. Kopack are preparing a very in-
teresting program of sports activities
for the men of Tyndall Field.
Available in the near future will be
baseball, softball, basketball, and
boxing equipment. If enough men in
each squadron participate, we can look
forward to some keen competitive action.
An outdoor boxing ring is going to
be constructed and will be situated so
that it will be convenient to all.
Who knows, Tyndall Field might prod-
uce a logical contender for the heavy-
weight crown that sits upon the Brown
Major league ball gets under way
April 14th. The past week has been
spent tapering off in exhibitions and
gearing the pitchers for nine inning
Managers of the various teams have
their lineups all set, but they are
always subject to changes because of
injuries, draft calls, and last minute
DEM BUMS; THE DODGERS, Constitute an
attraction beyond compare these days
in baseball, unless it be the New York
Yankees. Their color, however, is
mostly the color of tradition and of
their manager (who is wired for sound),
and of President Larry MacPhail (the
man who tried to kidnap the late Kaiser
after the other W.W.).
You may say the color of the Dodger' a
team is supplied by the Flatbush fans
who are a screwy lot, but every inch
a Brooklynite. The Dodgers of today
are-serious, business-like and decided-
ly unfunny. They simply play baseball
better than most teams in the country.
The infield shows Dolf Camilli at
first, Billy Herman at second, Pee Wee
Reese at third and Arky Vaughn playing
shortstop. In center-field is Pete
Reiser, who ranks with Ted Williams as
the rookie of last year. Also, playing
the field are Dixie Walker, Joe Medwick
Augie Galan, and Johnny Rizzo.
Mickey Owen had to do nearly all the
catching last year and was a badly
tired man whenthe World's Series roll-
ed around and brought up that luckless
third strike experience. Now Bill
Sullivan is behind Owen and the situa-
The Dodger pitching staff is by no
means a minor issue, as they have some
of the best in the league. They are--
Kirby Higbe, Whitlow Wyatt, Curt Davis,
Johnny Allen, and Fred Fitzsimmons.
Everything's pointing to the next
Rose Bowl game as a battle between the
All-America team the Army will round
up from its ranks, and a Navy outfit.
Mickey Cochrane reported for his
sailor suit a few weeks ago...Joe Di-
Maggio is worried ....His infant son
showed signs of being a left-hander...
Ben Hogan had 34 putts on one of his
67's at Pinehurst...Which means he had
33 shots from tee-to-green, a record
of some kind, over such a course.
Melio Bettina, former light-heavy-
weight champion, has started campaign
he hopes will earn him a crack at Joe
Louis' crown some time this summer.
Melio, a southpaw, says he won't wed
until he wins the heavyweight title,
which is another way of announcing he
has decided to remain a bachelor for
Manager Jimmy Wilson has compiled the
following rules for the Chicago Cubs:
Midnight curfew, up at 7:30 A.M., no
bowling, no cutting loose before ex-
hibition games, no imitating of other
players, no smoking on the field, no
poker playing and no betting on the
The Navy rumor aboutwhat happened to
the Normandie was accidental may ha-
ve been a mistake in spelling or pro-
nunciation...maybe it should have been
Today a wise guy is one who leaves
his hat and coat outside in the car
and takes his spare tire inside with
Shim and checks it!
Then there is the fellow who keeps
up-to-date about everything----he even
calls his sweetie "SUGAR" now because
she's hard to get
And then there was the shoemakers
daughter who gave the boys her awl.
She: Let's have a kiss.
He: Not on an empty stomach. en
She: Of course not. Right where the
M last one was. do
SURE YOU HAVE
SURE BUT YOU'LL HAFTA
HELP ME BUTTON UP MY
BLOUSE AGAIN I/
A dusky son of Alabama was busily
gaged in a cootie hunt.
When asked by a sergeant what he was
ing, he replied, "I'se a-hunting for
m 'rithmetic bugs."
"Why do you call them arithmetic
"'Cause dey add to ma misery, dey
btracts fum ma pleasure, dey multi-
y like de dickens!"
The English language is funny. Tell
r that time stands still when you
.ze into her eyes, and she'll adore
u, but just try telling her that her
.ce would stop a clock.
A real smart girl is one that can
it a future out of a present and a
esent out of a past!
Wize chikins d6nt spend notime fool-
round with a bad egg speshuly whin
is broke. --The Yardbird
SJohn Gunther, noted author of "In-
side Latin America", "Inside Europe"
and" "Inside Asia", broadcasts four
times weekly on the Mutual Network
while his good friend Raymond Gram
Swing takes a much needed vacation.
Gunther will be heard on Sundays, Mon-
days, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00
P.M., EWT, beginning April 9.
RECORD NON-STOP TRIAL RUN: It was
more than 16 years ago that Francis
Craig took his Vanderbilt College or-
chestra to the Hermitage Hotel in Nash-
ville for a two weeks' trial.
The southern Dance Maestro, whose
sweet rhythms are heard weekly via
Station WSM in Nashville, (NBC-Red,
Sunday, 12:05 A. M., EWT) is still
playing at the Hermitage.
In an effort to curb an epidemic of
late arrivals for the rehearsals of
Saturday night's "Treasure Hour of So-
ng" program, a coast to coast Mutual
highlight, Alfredo Antonini, conductor
of the orchestra, inaugurated what he
calls a conscience fund to combat the
evil. The fund imposes a ten-cent tax
for each minute of tardiness, all fin-
es going to the Red Cross.
The first sizeable check to the wor-
thy cause was mailed three weeks after
the plan went into effect.
The culprit, donating $3.30 for a 33
minute lateness, was the Maestro him-
Red Skelton, world famous comedian,
pulled this one at the annual comedian
versus leading men's baseball game in
Los Angeles, California. Red was M.C.
He began, "Ladies and gentlemen, ayou-
ng lady has found a wallet containing
$15.00, her name is MISS HELEN HUNT...
Let's give her a great big hand. A
terrific round of applause shook the
stadium. Then Red said,"If the person
that lost the money is still here,
please go to HELEN HUNT for it.
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SUNDAYk MONDAY, April 12-13
"Son of Fury"
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, April 14-15
"Joe Smith American"
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, April 16-17
Olivia de Havilland
SATURDAY, April 18
"South of Santa Fe"
George "Gabby" Hayes
"No Hands on Clock"
SUNDAY, MONDAY, April 12-13
TUESDAY, April 14
"Below the Border"
WEDNESDAY, April 15
"Rangers of Fortune"
THURSDAY, April 16
"Wild Geese Calling"
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, April 17-18
"Obliging Young Lady"
"Pirates on Horseback"
Cartoon and Serial