Vol. I ~No. 13
Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida, April 18, 1942
LT GENERAL ARNOLD VISITS TYNDALL
LEFT TO RIGHT: Col. Maxwell, Lt. Gen.
Arnold and Maj. Gen. Stratemeyer.
NEW PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED
Colonel Maxwell announced the pro-
motion of three officers in addition
to those mentioned last week.. They
are: Major John E. Pluenneke to Lt.
Colonel; Captain Thomas B. Carnahan to
Major; and 1st Lt. Loren A. Bryan to
Lt. Colonel Pluenneke, Post Surgeon,
is in command of the Field's hospital.
The Colonel has served as an officer
in the Army Medical Corps since 1929.
Major Carnahan, Plans and Training
Officer, is member of Colonel Max-
well's staff. Captain Bryan is the
Commander of the Tyndall Sub-Depot.
Accidentally omitted from the pro-
motion list of last week were: 2nd Lts.
A.G. Casey and G.C. Rush to 1st Lieu-
tenant. Lt. Casey is an assistant Mess
Officer and Lt. Rush is the Personnel
Officer for the student detachment.
The Chief of the Army Air Forces,
Lt. General Henry H. Arnold, inspected
Tyndall Field last Thursday, and be-
fore leaving, stated that he was well
pleased with the progress made in
building up the gunnery school to its
important position in the country's
war effort. However, the nation's
ranking Air Force General stressed the
fact that it is in the final results
that he and the people of America are
Present for the occasion was the Co-
mmanding General of the Southeast Air
Corps Training Center, Major General
George E. Stratemeyer and his staff.
Both generals, escorted by Colonel
Maxwell, gave the Field a thorough in-
spection and examined every phase of
the gunnery school training program.
General Arnold was particularly in-
terested in the various gunnery ranges,
where he found that Tyndall was defin-
itely not lacking in sharpshooters.
In fact, some of the boys made it look
so easy that the Generals themselves
took over the machine-guns on the jeep
range. The Army Air Force Chief was
impressed with the usefulness and in
the ingenuity of the construction of
the jeep range.
Another member of the inspecting
party was Wing Commander Charles Beam-
ish of the R. A. F. Commander Beamish
will remain on the Field for five or
six weeks in the capacity of liason
adviser on flexible gunnery.
He has served in a similar capacity
in other U. S. gunnery schools but is
now anxious to be returned to combat
duty of which he has had extensive ex-
perience in the present war.
As you travel along the roads of Wes Virginia, you will see, what at first
appears to you to be a man, a State Trooper, standing in the middle of the road.
He has his right arm up-raised, as a signal of caution. In front of him, there
is a sign that reads: "Caution, School Zone, slow down to 15 miles per hour."
This man is not alive. He is merely a sign, but so life-like. He is so life-
like that many think he is flesh and blood, when they see him for the first time.
That sign stands there silently carrying a vivid message that no one can
ignore. It speaks safety, all the time. It warns drivers they are to be careful,
and thus protect human life. It warns of dangers to come. It warns of dangers
ahead; hidden dangers; dangers that you cannot see; dangers that might be.
God is like that. He ever stands in the way, warning us of dangers that
lurk ahead. He warns us through friends. He warns us through our conscience.
He warns us through small troubles. He permits us to have small troubles, that
we may heed the warning and thus avoid the serious ones. Like the prophet of
old, if we are wise, we too will say, that we are turning back into the obedience
road, back into the Master's Road. God is always watching our lives. If bad
luck comes to us, it is because we have not heeded the warning, but have told (od
that He does not know what !He is talking about, and we have gone recklessly past
the sign. Then when trouble comes, we blame it on bad luck, and not on'our own
foolish self. Or, we blame God.
The Prophet said, "I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the
way against me: Now therefore, if it pleases thee, I will get me back again."
ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be an Episcopal Holy Communion Sunday at 7:30 A. M. in
RECREATION CENTER OPENS-
Despite a torrential rainstorm which
was enough to discourage any rug-cut-
ting soldier and his lassie, Tyndall's
new Recreation Building was officially
opened Thursday nite with a dance that
set a new high for attendance and en-
joyment. An estimated 500 jive fans
spent an evening keeping time to Roy
Major W. F. Shipman was responsible
for the arrangements and he was assist-
ed by Mrs. Anne Livingston of the Fla.
State Recreation Projects. Apprecia-
tion is also extended to Mrs. Marjorie
P. Doty who was responsible for the
large turn-out of young ladies.
U.S.O. activities for the week in-
clude: a party to-nite for Tyndall's
student gunners; the regular Tuesday
evening dance; and the formation of
dancing instruction classes on Friday
evening. These events will be held in
the Panama City building.
ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF WORK TO
SUPPLEMENT RED CROSS ACTIVITIES
Under the direction of Lt. Colonel
Hyndman, the local chapter of the new-
ly formed Army Emergency Relief Soci-
ety will soon be organized and begin
its campaign for funds.
While it is true that the work of
the Army Emergency Relief is similar
to that of the American Red Cross, Col.
Hyndnan wishes to stress the fact that
the two organizations will not overlap
their activities, but rather, will work
hand in hand.
Possibly the only difference between
the two units is that the Emergency
Relief Society will carry on where the
Red Cross cannot continue in the re-
lief of Army personnel emergencies.
Pay-day contributions by the men at
Tyndall Field which hither-to went to
the Red Cross will now be directed to
the Army Emergency Relief Fund. In ad-
dition to this source, numerous reven-
ue-raising activities are planned.
IL i : .
Technical Sergeant Howell
Combining efficiency with a smile
that is both genuine and characteris-
tic, Tech Sergeant Daniel S. Howell
has built himself up a reputation as
being about the most jovial man on the
Field. He is one of those rare per-
sons who can exercise authority and
maintain discipline and at the same
time keep the good-will and respect
of his subordinates and superiors.
As Sergeant-Major of the 80th Air
.Base Group, Sergeant Howell fills an
important position in Tyndall Field's
administration. He enlisted in the
Army in 1935, serving first in the
coast artillery, then in the infantry
and in May of 1939 he was transferred
to the Southeast Air Corps Training
Center, Maxwell Field, Alabama.
At Maxwell Field Sergeant Howell,
having previously graduated from a
coast artillery clerical school, was
appointed as First Sergeant of Headqu-
arters and Headquarters Squadron on
March 15, 1941. He served as First
Sergeant until last February when he
was appointed Tech Sergeant and pro-
moted to his present position.
A native of Virginia, Sergeant How-
ell's favorite pastime is to boast
that State's virtues. When not ex-
tolling the "Old Dominion", Dan likes
to spend his evenings reading a good
book, Of course, the standing joke
about Dan is his battered Chevrolet,
which each day develops a new ailment.
The latest story is that anyone who
wants to ride in it must first bring
water for the leaking radiator
Lt. Colonel Hyndman
With the exception of Lt. Colonel
Clifford J. Moore, the officer at Tyn-
dall who has served longest in the
armed forces of his countryis Lt. Col-
onel Floyd M. Hyndinan, Commanding Of-
ficer of the 80th Air Base Group.
Col. Hyndman enlisted in the Cavalry
in 1914 as a private and served in
that branch of the service until his
retirement in 1939 as Major.
During the early part of his Army
career, the 80th Air Base Conmmander
served a considerable length of time
in the Philippine Islands and was com-
missioned there in 1917. He spent
most of the period between 1918 and
his retirement at Ft. Riley, Kansas,
as a regimental officer and instruct-
or in charge of weapons.
The people of Panama City claim Col.
Hyndman as their own, for following
his retirement three years ago after
25 years of service, he made his home
on East Peninsula, near Panama City.
Called back into the service in 1941,
Col. Hyndman served as a member of the
Armored Force Board at Fort Knox, Ken-
tucky, where he distinguished himself
as a pioneer in the field of Army
mechanization. He later served as
Executive Officer at both Eglin and
Col. Hyndman is noted for his' ex-
treme openness and flexibility of mind.
He has an unquenchable thirst for
facts and is always eager to learu
new methods. His recent promotion
came as welcome news to all of the
many friends of the able Colonel.
Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, ACGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
1st Lt. Charles B. Rawson
ASST. TO P. R. OFFICER
Corp. Jack H. Parks
Carl B. Lengerich
S/Sgt. J. D. Twitchell
Sgt. Kenneth Stitt
Pfc. James F. Barran
S/Sgt. M. H. Hutchins
Sgt. Ralph 0. Boyes
Col. W. A. Maxwell
S/Sgt, Dewey Ho Gossett
Miss Roberta Gammon
Cpl. Mo M. Kendall
S/Sgto Ted R. Williams
Cpl. John T Lampros
Pvt. Dave Po Alvarez
Pfc. Arnold Milgaten
Pvt. Saul Samiof
T/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby
Pfc. John A. Webster
Pfc. Francis Churchill
Pvt. Roy A. Thorson
Pvt. William Hines
Sgt. R. L. Mathews
Pvt. Ray Gross
Pvt. Robert L. Scott
S/Sgt. J. A. Carpenter
V V' PI '-i~
S Lt. Corr (Elmo) was
/ li heard when trying to
Seas into his house
during the wee hours
7 of the morning...My
to the writer of th-
is column during my
absence. He is a
gossiper after my own heart.... and now
Captain Howell has departed for the
climate of North Carolina and Home Sw-
eet Home...Maybe I should go away a-
gain since promotions seemed to be in
mass production while I was away...Lt.
Dickerman has all the information and
definitions for the newly-wed's dic-
tionary..Some time ago it was suggest-
ed that a collection be taken for the
purpose of buying Lt. Bob Bean a wire
band for his hat; we noticed he got
the band. Now it seems we have anoth-
er cause-in behalf of Lt. Brantley who
apparently misplaced his wire...If Lt.
Rush suddenly disappears, he can be
found in the insurance business...it's
more profitable, he says...We're happy
to see Major Harold "Slick" Clarvoe
back again...Lt. J. J. Wilson is keep-
ing his fingers crossed in hopes of a
commission in the i.A...Good luck, Lt.
we hope you get it too...For the snap-
piest salute we nominate Lt. Knudtsen.
Have you heard Lt. Gabriel Powers sing?
What's happened to our old friend Lt.
Slater?...Betcha' the happiest person
over his promotion is Chaplain McClel-
land...and every man on the Post is
just as happy about it as he is...Lt.
Wiseman, Greenville surely looks goode,
Lt. Lynn says the week doesn't have
enough days for him to make his "rou-
nds"...Saw Lt. Clayton yesterday and
he didn't look so happy. Don't you
know that too much work isn't good for
one, Lieutenant?...I hear Barber Shop
harmony prevails at the BOQ during the
early hours of the morning. Suggest
the officers be auditioned to appear
on the Tyndall Field Broadcast--who
knows, we might have a Tibbett among
'Tis good to be back at Tyndall after
a visit in the best State in the Union,
Mississippi. I'm sure no one will
disagree with me...Thanks to the Tar-
get Staff for writing this column.
T/Sgt. Howell is running around like a
chicken with his head cut off, pros-
pecting for Ft. Myers...Am sure 1st
Sgt. W. H. Hodges would like to join
hands with Dan...Red Gilmore would
compromise for a three-day pass..S/Sgt
Johnnie Kimbrell can't seem to keep
away from Monarch Cleaners---didn't
know he stays that dirty...If anyone
knows of an available apartment in
June please let yours truly know so
that he can advise Ed Posden, QM; Ed
can think of nothing else these days.
Wonder how Charlie Green manages to
keep that "school girl figure"..Evans,
QM, has returned from furlough--now
the Major can sit back and relax for a
while....David Davis, Ordnance, was
home last week and all he can talk
about now is bringing his "true love"
to P. C...it's quite easy to tell that
Spring has come...We'll miss Cpl. Jack
Parks while he's on furlough...He fin-
ally broke down and confessed that he
is going to see that gal in the coun-
try...Wonder how Sissom and Olene are
making out? I hear that some of our
officers, including a Lt. Colonel,
took one of our privates out to the
Lynn Haven Country Club Golf Course
and pulled their ranks on him...He had
to match the best score that any of
the officers made...They even made him
buy his own "pause that refreshes" at
the end of the first nine holes
S/Sgt. Willie Wilson is looking for a
job...I heard--just heard, that one of
our culinary experts
recently proposed to a
young lady who works in
the kitchens...It has 1
been recommended that
Harry Wise be promoted
to the rank of "Senior
Yardbird" and be pre-
sented with a medal of
some sort for same. 1 /i~1
O Y S
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS
W e hear that McKaig and Vinson have
developed an affinity for elderly la-
dies. However, contrary to this, we
have seen "Big John" escorting Panama
City belles far younger than the vot-
ing age. Incidentally, what Pvt. re-
ceived a five line missile from above
the Mason-Dixon Line that hit below
If you play softball get in touch
with First Sgt. Asbury immediately.
It's high time our squadron put out a
team that was worthy of the name!
Harry (I Love 'Em All) Haylock has
been looking for a pair of crepe-soled
rug cutters......The better to bounce
with, Babe!...Keep your eyes on the
road, Burdeshaw, you know how reckless
those telephone poles are. *
Come to think of-it, we'd like to
meet our new squadron commander, (asme
day besides Saturday). --W & L
LT. C. KEATING, JR.
A hearty welcome to Lieutenants Keat-
ing and Somervell, we offer them our
wholehearted cooperation in executing
the duties of their new posts. Con-
gratulations to Sgt. Willstrop on his
promotion to the Staff Ranks.
'Tis a deep dark secret as to why
the lassies of our fair city have not
discovered the charms (??) of our new
We wish to go on record as stating
that if there is any other outfit that
has any designs on the Post softball
crown, it can forget about it here and
Happy returns to the boys from Cha-
nute and Lowry Fields who have just
come back into the fold.
The day is past when anyone desiring
to see a member of the outfit would
only have to step into the Embassy Cl-
ub to find him...Those "dam" Japs have
broken up that weekend pleasantry and
woe be unto them when we meet
LT. J. A. DES PORTES
Beat the drums slowly...Sgt. Murphy
has strayed from the bachelor's pathl
Who is the lucky (?) girl, Robert ?
M/Sgt. Houston likewise...This Florida
spring weather must be a veritable
The seven mad Russians under the
guidance of Sgt. Nogulich (of opera
fame) have returned to our midst. He-
llo fellows, and look out P.C.! One
of our newest arrivals is Pvt. Grom-
bacher, who has been in this country
for only six years...He came from Ger-
many and his folks have just arrived
after having been interned in France.
Glad to have you with us, Grombacher.
Corporal Maloney, is that a blush
you're sporting or is it the result of
sleeping on the beach?...Anyhoo, is
your face red!
AIR BASE GROUP
The fighting sixty-niners have earn-
ed the nomenclature of "fire-fighters"
what with fighting fires all weekly
A warm welcome to acting First Serg-
eant Marshall Hoskins.,.incidentally,
Sergeant, why so reticent about your
recent trip to the altar? You know
that you have our best wishes.
For stories tingling with a bit of
Munchausen, see "Capt." Bernard. Did
you know that Staff Sergeant O'Neal
used to be a first class catcher in
the Georgia-Alabama League? And in
two or three weeks at the most, we
should have a good ball team since
most of the fellows have had previous
Corporal Morris seems to be the bus-
iest man in the squadron, he's always
in such a hurry. Add peculiararities:
Sgt. Ryan worries when he receives
mail! We miss Pfc. Lauve and his "tr-
One of the newer fellows to come in-
to the outfit is Troy Glidewell from
Headquarters, quite a writer, we hear.
MATERIEL LT H D WAT E
Lve you ever looked at Tech. Sgt.
Busby's picture album? It's worth a
peek! Several of the boys, including
Brewer, Bagwell and Moye, took spec-
ialist courses over the week-end. 1st
Sergeant Hodges and S/Sgt. Verett did
Sgt. Hodges put the bee on the Post
Headquarters boys and the Dept. of
Training personnel by moving us all
into one barracks. It looks as if the
honeymoon days are over, fellows.
Sgt. Simmons and Cpl. Bagwell breez-
ed in from Chanute Field last week and
Cpl. Bagwell was sporting a Ford that
runs very well once you get it start-
ed. Sgt. "Okefenokee" Lott is hereby
nominated for the best supply sergeant
on the Field. He has everything but
our dog tags and web belts, and now
he's out after them!
Why are Sgts. Cherry, Hall,and Brew-
er looking so expectant these days?
Couldn't be sweating out a stripe,
could you fellows? --TRW
Congratulations to Sgts Devers, Des-
jardnis, Boudreaux, Aldridge, Bently
and Herton, who have just returned
after completing specialist courses at
Chanute Field. Also, greetings to
Cpl. Cater, Pfc. Gautreaux, and Pvt.
Pickette, who have recently acquired
diplomas for radio courses at Scott
Cupid took a heavy toll from the out-
fit during the Easter-week. Best of
luck to Sgt. and Mrs. Childers, Opl.
and Mrs. White and Pfc. and Mrs. Per-
Help Wanted: It seems as if we need
help to get Sgt. "Boogie Woogie" Jones
to settle down. Perhaps he needs a
mate? The man of the week is none
other than Sgt. Childers, our crew
chief. Congratulations, sergeant, and
"Keep 'Em Flyingl" --RSB
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All in all, our first squadron party
was quite a success. Thanks to the
girls for making the occasion complete.
Lt. Pellis, our new squadron adjut-
ant, was the unsung hero of the banqu-
et. He and his staff were responsible
for the fine refreshments which we
Sgt. Cain is again with us. Stick
around, Sgt., and see what makes this
squadron the best on the Field. "Give
us a Smoke" Shelly will keep his safe-
ty belt fastened in the future.
We are happy to have a few of our D.
S. Men back under the protection of
our wings...The squadron "Shaft Sling-
ers" have given up hope of ever find-
ing some opponents. Guess we're just
too good for them.
Who is the prominent young man from
Missouri that just doesn't miss? In
fact he hits more "birds" accidentally
than most men do intentionally.
The temporary successor to your reg-
ular editor can be found in the mess
hall, during meal hours, to receive
and dispose of complaints. --RHJ
It seems as if Pvts. I. Weiss and
Nick Pappas are trying to build an ar-
my of supermen. -They can be seen tr-
aining with cables, weights and bar-
bells three times a week. We'll wager
that when they stroll down the beach
the girls gaze on them with awe and
Our nomination for the best dressed
officer .on the Post is Lt. Hutchinson
of Ordinance....Pfc. Christiana has
that dreamy look in his eyes these
days, and the cause is in Bucyrus, 0.
Our choice for the best filibusterer
of the Post is Pvt. Zuckerman. When
this boy begins to talk, he talks!
Congratulations to Pvt. Caippiello.
He leaves on furlough this week and
the wedding takes place on the 9lth! -RLS
Lt. Thorpe was recently promoted to
Captain, and we all extend our rather
belated best wishes. In the not too
distant future, we expect to see gold
leaves replacing those silver bars.
The dial system has been in operat-
ion for more than a week, and seems to
be working quite satisfactorily. It
is especially popular with the switch-
board operators. As a matter of fact,
it is their salvation. Miss Dauphin
lives a life of comparative ease now
that she doesn't have to operate the
old switchboard. Anyone having troub-
le getting his party cannot exhibit
his impatience to the operator, but
has to suffer in silence. Yes, those
dials are real pals of the operators.
How about a Post baseball team? Sp-
ring is here and there are lots of
talented men that are getting the urge
to play ball. Softball is fun, but it
can't take the place of baseball. The
Field should be able to have a ball
team that could hold its own in the
Nearby camps, towns, and Air Bases
are likely opponents. Competition vi-
11 be keen and it will give the boys
something to do on Sunday afternoons
and on evenings throughout the week.
Most of the fellows enjoy a good ball
game. There is plenty of open space
around Tyndall to build up a suitable
field. Perhaps if enough of you fel-
lows send in your opinions we'll have
a team formed in several weeks.
"Danny' Blummer's love life is look-
ing up. He hasn't been stood up in
the past two weeks, and that is some
sort of a record for him. Congratu-
lations, Danny, we knew that your per-
sistence would be rewarded..."Hank"
Brozanski was asked by an admirer how
he developed his physique. The inquir-
er wanted to know if it was done by
weight lifting, wrestling or what. He
replied that he was "just healthy."
(N.J. climate and night life!) --WHH
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olly, didja see the sunburn that
Donald Davis acquired after sleeping a
the beach t'other morn? Ask Pvt. Hem-
soth's bunkies about his ditties that
he sings after a bout with Bac'chus.
"Sinitty", who is the skipper of the
five-jointly-owned sail boat, roars of
a Sunday dawn that "we must go down to
the sea again"...then every Sun. nite
he drags his seasick crew back to the-
Hot Foot Howell is in love with an-
other P.C. cutie again, as he now sle-
eps in his talks...We understand that
OUR Lt. Gundlach was captain of his
Harvard ball team, so, how about ask-
ing him to coach a softball team for
Pete Catalano is going on guard duty
in front of his ex's house soon's he
gets his furlough. The story is that
they've been going steady for five
years. Now he hasn't heard from her
in about two months.
SLEEP SCENE: Sergeant Gossett of
Post Headquarters spending his first
night back from furlough in the Q. M.
Hatchery. Hank Posden should work for
the chamber of commerce here as he has
been swimming all winter, brrr.
Pvt. Potter and his better half are
still romantical...Ask (two ton) Tony
Gilio about the "thoity poiple boids
sitting on the coib stone choiping and
eating woims"...THINGS WE'D LOVE TO
SEE: The completion of the Post Thea-
tre, grass on Washington Circle, the
new neckties, the new shoulder insign-
ias, summer uniforms and the guy who
wanted to go swimming in the Motor
Did you know that George Chambers
was once a school principal? The wiz-
ard of Wisconsin, Ole' George Hall,
says-'they call him "Tarzen" in town,
'cause he's strong as a tarzen men.
The men who pick us up nightly in
town with trucks deserve a salute for
a swell job. --RKG
Team "A" bowled itself into first
place in the play-off last week after
a strenuous session which resulted in
an impasse between all four competing
teams. It happened thusly: with the
score standing Team "A" 11-11, and
Team "B" 10-12, Team "C" 11-11 and
Team "D" 12-10, it seemed certain that
the last two games would resolve the
tournament, but it turned out to be
not quite so simple. Team "D" lost
two games, Team "B" won two, and Teams
"C" and "A" each won one and lost one,
giving each team a record of 12-12.
It had been previously agreed that
should there be a tie, the tying teams
would bowl one line and the team with
the highest pinfall would be the "win-
nah." Nerves were wracked and sinews
strained in that final line and ten-
sion ran high.
Team "A", composed of Mrs. Moore,
Mrs. Maxwell, Mrs. Bane and LMrs. Clay-
ton, calmly and confidently knocked
down 479 pins to garner the kegling
crown. Teams "B", "C", and "D" defin-
itely weren't in the groove. As for
vital statistics for the tournament,
Team "A" had the highest team score
for one game with 505 pins, and Team
"A"'s Mrs. Moore the best individual
score with a total of 155 pins. So it
is not surprising that the "A's" emer-
The "Targette" deems it suitable to
offer orchids to Team "A".
As was previously announced in this
column, the turkey presented to the
bowlers by Mr. Teague was eaten with
due ceremony by all those keglers who
attended the tournament the last day.
Mrs. Maxwell and Mrs. Moore had volun-
teered to roast the turkey and they
really did it up brown and added a
seven course dinner to boot. The oc-
casion was one which will be long re-
HOMINY AND CHILI CON CARE
This makes a lot ---- about 6 large
servings. Good Sunday evening supper
Heat your oven.
Drain the contents of:
A No. 2 can of hominy
Add it to the contents of:
A No. 2 can of chili con came
Then you may add:
Place these ingredients in a greased
baking dish. Sprinkle the top with:
Bake the dishin a moderate oven 3750
for about 25 minutes.
(NEXT WEEK: Barbecue Sauce.)
OF THE WOMEN'S NEvWS
"Two pages of facts
about the figures
behind the men
behind the gun."
0 RED CROSS
This past Monday we filled up both
rooms of the new Red Cross Headquart-
ers over'the Vanity Box Beauty Shoppe.
As usual, all fingers and tongues were
busy. We understand a popular soft-
drink cooler is to be installed, so
that will be another drawing card.
You miss a lot by not coming down and
the Red Cross misses you and we do
Mrs. Maxwell, Ls. Moore, Mrs. Pluen-
neke and Mrs. Blomquist have just fin-
ished a very complex Staff Assistant's
course and are now doing field work in
that capacity at the local headquart-
ers. Vfe hear that the uniforms they
will wear while on duty are quite
For those of you who have struggled
or are still struggling with First Aid,
we submit a little ditty which has
been brought to our attention, to wit:
ATTENTION, FIRST AIDERS!
By Amy Grief
"Lady, if you see me lying
On the ground and (maybe) dying,
Let my gore run, bright and free;
Don't attempt to bandage me.
While there's life, there's hope,
So pet, Don't apply a tourniquet;
Do not give, for my salvation,
Do not stretch my bones or joints,
Do not press my "pressure points"I
If "queer symptoms" you should see,
Don't experiment on me!
If I'm suffering from "shock",
Take a walk around the block!
If you must be busy, pray,
Help to keep the crowds away!
So, whatever my condition,
Phone at once for a physician!
Let me lie; I'll take a chance
Waiting for the ambulance!
From "First Aid" I beg release--
Lady, let me die in peace!
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL: Mrs. Moore ,
Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Maxwell distin-
guished themselves in our final bowl-
ing battle with the respective scores
of 155, 143, and 141...Where did you
get that fiery sunburn, Mrs. Waugh?
We especially liked the eyeglassed
Whoever tells Mrs. Maxwell that she
should never run with the bowling ball
will have to answer to her team...They
like the way she bowls...With the new
tournament coming up, Mrs. Blomquist
should make an effort to mash her fin-
ger in the garbage can once more.
Didn't Mrs. Shofner and Mrs. Carna-
han beam last Sunday afternoon, or
didn't you notice?...Mrs. McClelland
knows all the stops on her accordian
but the new Chapel organ gave her a
GOINGS AND COMINGS: Mrs. Medof and
Mrs. Bristol to their home ports; Mrs.
Moore on a joy-ride to Broadway; and
Mrs. Kevan on a short trip to Appala-
chicola...Mrs. Hyndman is now a sea-
going Colonel's wife, and has mastered
all of the intricacies of a ship's
We are interested in seeing how Mrs.
Alcott's landscaping will turn out.
Our sympathies are with Mrs. Howell
whose view of MacArthur Avenue is sli-
ghtly obstructed...Don't Mrs. Class
and her mother look alike?
We would all like to know where Mrs.
Gaston procures her Petunias, gratis.
Mrs. Gundlach and Mrs. Bane are plan-
ning to follow in the footsteps of
Patty Berg...It takes more than a fol-
low thru, girls!...Did any of you get
up to hear Glenn Miller who did not
play in Dothan last Saturday nite?
All you girls interested in the next
bowling tournament plan on coming to
Mrs. Maxwell's this Friday at 3 P. M.
The ole Yardbird's still gittin along 0 K. but i is sho bin sweating f fr the
last weak havin to esplain to sum impawtint folks boot sum uv ma experiences
last weak whut i dun wrote aboot. everthings allrite now.
Sunday we wuz havin a lecture on sumthin er othur an i kept axin so minny
kwestchuns the sgt. sayed I never did axe so minny kwestchuns whin i avz a
Yardbird an i tole him If'n you had maybe you would be able to answur sum uv
mine. Thin we had a little heart to heart talk an i winded u-, listening reel
Toosdy the man menchuned ter me agin aboot jining up with the parashoot
betallion an i tole him like Ma tole me in hur letters. I don't want ter git
no higher than pullin corn ner no lower'n diggin pertaters. I reckon i
In ma's letter she stayed Otto Nobetter an his ole lady fell out agin. Fore
Otto would go coon huntin he'd set a bi'rd on the back porch an the o.e dog
would wait till he treed one jest the Lize uv that board fore he would bark.
Last Ilundy the ole gal set the ironin board out to sun an that coon dog, aiP
bin seen or hear uv sinse. lie claimed she dun it on purpose on account uv
the dog allis sleeping in hur nasturshums.---- I reckon I'd better be or goin.
The world has room for the manly man,
Switch the spirit of manly cheer;
\ 'The world delights in the man who smiles
< / when his eyes keep back the tear;
SIt loves the man who, wien things are
S'C.4 wrong, can take his place and stand
Sf lTith his face to the fight- and his eyes to
*t the light and toil with a willing hand;
^'' '* ^ The manly man is the country's need,
K '' -the moment's need, forsooth,
With a heart that eats to the pulsing
troop of the lilied leagues of truth;
The world is his and it waits for him,
and it leaps to hear the ring
Of the blow he strikes and the wheels he
turns and hammers he dares to swing;
It likes the forward look on his face,
the poise of his noble head,
_- And the onward lunge of his tireless will
and the sweep of his dauntless tread
Hurrah for the manly man who comes with
sunlight on his face,
And the strength to do and the will to
dare and the courage to find his place;
SThe world delights in the manly man, and
A F. the wea and evil flee
,1. n the manly man goes forth to hold
A M his own on land or sea..
The- Athletic and Recreation Office
announces the opening of inter-squad-
ron softball competition. Pending
confirmation by the daily bulletin,
the schedule is as follows:
Lt. Raymond F. Watson
Capt. Roy E. Gardner J
Lt. Joseph E. Adkins
Lt. H. T. Whitehurst
Lt. Cletus Keating Jr.
Lt. John A. Des PortesJ
Lt. Raymond E. Taylor
Lt. William Marchesi I
Lt. E. R.e Engelbrecht
Lt. Bruce A. Campbell J
Lt. Milton B. Samuel )
Lt. David H. Fogel J
Each week one team will
because of an odd number
This week, Lt. Weis' team
draw a bye
The softball diamond is located on
Georgia Avenue between Mississippi and
Suwanee Roads. Any teams wishing to
play hard baseball can check out equip-
ment from the A. & R. Office and will
be able to use the diamond on week-
ends or whenever the diamond is avail-
BASKETBALL SEASON CLOSES
The Tyndall Field basketball tour-
nament wound up with the Ordnance De-
tachment taking top honors. The orig-
inal schedule was cut short due to the
fact that the local Red Cross Chapter
required the use of the gymnasium to
carry on their work.
The Ordnance cage men finished the
season with a record of 7 wins against
1 loss. The teams of Lts. Engelbrecht
and Taylor tied for runner-up honors.
While he wasn't born with a silver
spoon in his mouth, Private John H.
Williams was practically brought up
with a golf club in his hands. Pvt.
Williams of the Ordnance Detachment
has been playing golf since he was ten
years old and now has twelve years of
amateur competition to his credit.
Williams hails from Tuscaloosa, Ala.,
where his father is the proprietor of
a popular nine hole golf course.
His ability with the irons never
quite reached that of the "master" but
for the past four years John has been
a member of a four man team that has
competed in the Southern 4-Ball Champ-
ionship' Tourney which is dedicated to
Young Williams' best game was scored
during the Montgomery Invitation Match
when he turned in a score of 65 on a
par 72 course in the qualifying round.
John attended the University of Ala-
bama where he won the golfing champ-
ionship four consecutive semesters.
Also, in 1940, he won the city champ-
ionship of Tuscaloosa.
Pvt. Williams spends his Sundays tee-
ing off at the Lynn Haven course gi-
ving pointers to some of our amateur
golfing officers. During the week
you'll find him in the A. & R. office
as assistant to Lts. Thompson and Ko-
peck. In answer to the inevitable
question, John can proudly reply that
he has made not one, but two, holes-
in-o PLAY BALL/
The big time performers of the base-
ball world opened up hostilities last
Tuesday and up to the moment that this
paper went to press, showed severalun-
expected occurences. On Friday, both
major leagues were being led by teams
that were conceded little chance to
finish above the seventh slot. Both
the St. Louis Browns and the Boston
Braves are leading their respective
leagues with spotless records of three
wins against no defeats
/ Sgt.; "I'm looking for someone to lend
I Pvt.: "Wiell, it's a nice dcy for i;."
SThere is no comparison between wine
L and women--wine gets better with ago.
A successful 'old-di! zer mines her ovm
Gossett says never tri.st a r irl who
e lso in the wo;vl, I, shows she's
e/ L been expert ent in.
''.e ".'T .t /tn "rop! Don' t y; dare kiss mes"
d Lt. Now, dear, don't Y ou know
OArKe you shouldn't rc:,ist an officer;"
couragement?"couragement? That guy needs
Sue: "Encouragement? That guy needs '
a cheering section!"
Waitress: "Oh--yes'" o
Cadet: "Wai I'll catch one for you."
"Hey, 'Legal Beagle,' why do they al-
ways call boats 'she'?" ..-
"Because they make their best showing. '%
in a wind."
Rookie: "Here, hold my gun a minute,
Officer: "Hey, I'm a Lieutenant!"
Rookie: "That's okay--I'll trust yat"
She: (driving her car) "Tianna see
where I was vaccinated?"
She: "Okay, keep your eyes open.
te'll drive by there pretty soon."
From Camden, N.J., has come the an-
nouncement that the huge RCA plant had
ceased the manufacture of radio sets,
and had within one week transformed
its vast facilities and had begun pro-
duction on vital war tools!
The rapidity with which the plant was
converted is typical of the speed with
which America's artists have offered
their services to the nation's war ef-
fort. Characteristic of this is the
action of Vick Knight, producer of
many of radio's outstanding hits, such
as the "March of Dimes" and the Red
Cross programs, who has relinquished
a $600-per-week position to volunteer
his services as producer for the now
famed "Command Performance" broadcasts
that are short-waved to U.S. fighting
men at home and abroad.
HERE AND THERE ON THE AIR: Radio's
"Oscars", or awards for merit, were
announced last week and top honors for
the year went to ace CBS writer-produ-
cer Norman Corwin for his history mak-
ing "Bill of Rights" program last Dec.
15. Also awarded the blue ribbon was
foreign correspondent Cecil Brown for
his eye-witness account of the sinking
of the "Repulse" and "Prince of Wales."
Alfred Wallenstein, Mutual's dis-
tinguished maestro, garnered honors
for his accomplishments in the field
Eddie Cantor will make his first br-
oadcast from an army unit when he airs
his "Time to Smile" show from Ft. Mon-
mouth on Wed. nite...Lanny Ross leaves
CBS on May 1st...Frank Fay discontin-
ues his variety show at the same time.
And due to war priorities, "Spotlight
Bands" bids goodbye next week.
Dinah Shore will switch to 9:30 P.M.
on Sunday after first of the month.
(NBC R.)...News analyst Ed Murrow re-
places "Silver Theatre" for the sum-
mer. (CBS Sun. 7 P.M.)...Dr. I.Q. not
only pays his contestants with silver
dollars, but his announcers also col-
lect their salaries in the cartwheels.
"Fighting Tools", a new program, des-
cribing new types of tools and weap-
ons, takes the air over Mutual net-
works on Saturdays at 7:30 P.M.
f-FOR THIS WEEK
SUNDAY, MONDAY, April 19-20
"Song of the Islands"
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, April 21-22
"The Vanishing Virginian"
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, April 23-24
SATURDAY, April 25
"Week-end for Three"
"Raiders of the Range"
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT
SUNDAY, MONDAY, April 19-20
"Gentlemen at Heart"
TUESDAY, April 21
Don (Red) Barry
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, April 22-23
"A Yank in the R.A.F."
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, April 24-25
"Rolling Down the Great Divide"
Cartoon and Serial