Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
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S Vol. I No. 18 Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla., May 23, 1942.


Colonel W. A. Maxwell observes his
guests partake of a "G.I." meal as
Panama City's leading citizens get a
9 first hand taste of Army life.

Colonel Floyd M. Hyndman, Officer in
Charge of the local Army Emergency
Relief Society, announces that the re-
cent appeal for funds in the Panama
City theatres netted very close to
$500.00. While this sum will aid the
S AER to begin its important work, the
men on the Field are urged to continue
4 personal contributions to their own

All Service men and their friends
are invited to attend a dance at the
Panama City Armory on Thursday, May 28
at 9:00 P. M. The dance is sponsored
by the Bay High School Band. The ad-
mission to men in the Service is 55#
per couple.

"I want to take this opportunity to
thank you, not only for myself, but
also on behalf of the citizens of Pan-
ama City, for the most enjoyable and
interesting outing which you, and the
personnel of Tyndall Field, gave us
yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed your
The above letter was receivedby Col-
onel Maxwell from Mayor H.G. Fannin,
as an expression of gratitude for the
tour of Tyndall Field that was provid-
ed for the city's leading citizens on
Wednesday. It was a gala day for the
one hundred and fifty members of the
leading civic organizations and city
officials who accepted the invitation
to get a personal view of Tyndall's
The group was picked up in "G.I."
trucks at the armory in town and taken
to Post Headquarters, where they were
greeted by Colonel Maxwell and the ex-
exutive staff. The Colonel then took
charge and personally hosted his
guests as they inspected the Chapel,
the mess hall, (where they were treat-
ed to a typical G.I. meal), a barracks,
the newly built Recreation Hall on the
Gulf, and finally, the gunnery ranges.
Tyndall's sharpshooters performed
with their usual skill at the skeet
ranges, but the visitors were most im-
pressed with the "jeep" range. It was
on this range that Mayor Fannin's de-
sire to fire a machine-gun was fulfil-
led. The Mayor showed amazing skill
with the .22 calibre machine-gun as he
consistently scored direct hits on the
moving target.


"Tis rather God who seeks for us,
Than we who seek for Him."

"Coventry Patmore's wife died, leaving him a baby boy. It was a serious
task to carry on for both father and mother, but he undertook it.
One day the small son transgressed, and it was the father's judgment that
he should be punished. He shrank from it, yet he did it tenderly but honestly.
The child went upstairs to bed weeping bitterly, and Patmore sat alone and
miserable. Later, looking into the boy's room, he saw him asleep, tears still
on his face and beside him his toys--six or seven shells, a piece of broken
glass, a bottle with bluebells. That night Patmore wrote:

"Ah, when at last we lie with tranced breath
Not vexing Thee in death,
And Thou rememberest of what toys
We made our joys,
How weakly understood
Thy great commanded good,
Then, fatherly riot less
Than I whom Thou hast moulded from the clay,
Thou'lt leave Thy wrath, and say,
'I will be sorry for their childishness.'"

'"Horace Mann, speaking at the opening of a reformatory for boys, said that
if only one boy were saved from ruin, it would justify all the cost and labor of
establishing the institution. Afterwards, a friend asked the eminent educator
if he had not exaggerated a little. 'Not if that boy were my son', was the
solemn and convincing reply.

Sin cannot push your children out of your heart.
So God loves you whatever you may do."

Chaplain Herbert T. Wilson

Last week might well have been call-
ed "Tyndall's Quiz Week" for, in ad-
dition to the usual "Target" Quiz page
and the regular Monday nite "Thirst
for Knowledge" radio program, the Of-
ficers on the Field were given an op-
portunity to strut their stuff over
W'DLP's wires with their own quiz show
last Wednesday evening.
Sgt. Don Schultz, of Hq. & Hq., won
top honors of the "T. for K." show in
a very convincing manner. Lt. Martin
Tannen emerged the victor of the Of-
ficers' contest.
Monday nite's board of experts will
be comprised of members of the Signal
Corps and personnel of the Post Com-
munications Office. (7:30 P.M.)

During the present period of expan-
sion and rapid turnover in Military
Organizations, the duties of a First
Sergeant become extremely trying/ In
many cases, First Sergeants have per-
formed their duties for only a few mo-
nths, and the lack of experience, coup-
led with the disgruntled attitude of a
certain element of soldiers, increases
the administrative burden on Military
Command to an almost intolerable pro-
One of the easiest ways for a sol-
dier to contribute to the, National
Success is for him to be an excellent
soldier, not only from a combat view-
point, but from the administrative
angle as well.



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To many of the older Air Corps men
stationed here at Tyndall Field and at
all other posts in the Training Center,
Technical Sergeant Charles F. Green,
assistant to the Chief Clerk, is known
as one of "Fry's bicycle boys."
The reason for this designation is
that in the old days at Maxwell Field,
Sergeant Major Fry would start all of
his new men off as bicycle messenger
boys, which marked the beginning of a
very rigorous program : of training.
This training proved to be so effect-
ive that at practically every post in
the Training Center either the sergeant
major or the personnel sergeant major
received their training under Sgt. Fry.
These men have been referred to as the
"Army elite."
After finishing high school at Knox-
ville, Tenn., Sgt. Green worked for
more than a year as an apprentice me-
chanic. He enlisted in the Air Corps
in January, 1937, and was sent to Eglin
Field, Fla., for his recruit training.
At that time, Eglin consisted of only
one wooden barracks and four sets of
tents and was a gunnery range for the
Tactical School at Maxwell Field.
After three months at Eglin, he re-
turned to Maxwell as clerk in the ser-
geant major's office. He remained
there until sent to Tyndall in Nov.,
1941, where he served as personnel
sergeant major until his recent ad-
vancement to the Chief Clerk's Office.


The promotion last week of Major
Richard R. Waugh to the rank of lieut-
enant colonel marked a high point in a
career that has been characterized by
unusually rapid advancement and out-
standing achievement.
Colonel Waugh, who is only 31 years
of age, has set somewhat of a record
in that he has risen, in the course of
ten years from the grade of private to
the rank of lieutenant colonel. Exact-
ly ten years ago he was a private fir-
st class and battery clerk in the 13th
Coast Artillery, Fort Barrancas, Fla.
The colonel was reared and educated
in MJississippi. He attended Millsaps
College, Jackson, Miss., from 1928 to
1930 and then enlisted in the Coast
Artillery. He served for,two years at
Barrancas as a private.
In 1932 he won, through a very tough
competitive system, an appointment to
;Jes3 Point, from which he graduated in
1936. He was company officer in the
1st Engineers from 1936 to 1938, when
he became company commander in the
21st Engineers. He attended Cornell
University in 1939, from which insti-
tution he received a Master of Science
degree in engineering.
Entering the Air Corps in 1940 for
pilot training, Colonel Waugh received
his wings in May 1941. He was comman-
dant of cadets at Gunter Field, Ala.,
from that time until he came to Tyn-
dall on August 20, 1941.




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

Captain Ammon McClellan

Sgt. Jack Parks


Oral Ledbetter
Ernest Kenton
Carl B. Lengerich

T/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby
S/Sgt. Henry D. Vest
Cpl. Harold Speck
Cpl. John Webster
Pfc. Francis Churchill
Pfc. Chadwick Starrett
Pvt. Roy Thorsen
Pvt. Price Terry
Pvt. Joseph Tiernan

Col. W. A. Maxwell

S/Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett
The Yardbird

Miss Roberta Gammon

2nd-Lt. Joseph Dickerman

Pfc. James Willis
Pfc. K. Sapp
Pfc. R. E. Smith
Pvt. Sam Marotta
Pvt. Samuel Schun
Pvt. William Walker

Pfc. Arnold Milgaten

Pfc. Saul Samiof

T/Sgt. Robert Thompson
Sgt. Raymond Young
Cpl. Paul McCormick
Cpl. William Castle
Pfc. John Mitchell
Pfc. George Neitzert
Pfc. Harry Haylock
Pfc. John Bauer
Pvt. Edwin Marsh
Pvt. Ralph Steiner
Pvt. Charles Brooks
Pvt. Joseph Laney
Pvt. James Birdsall




r -andit came to pass-
On Monday evening,
4 May 18, 1942, at 7:00
o'clock, in the Post
S 2 Chapel, our Annie
said "I Do", and be-
came somebody else's
Annie. Yes, AnneCox
), -no longer secretary
| to Colonel Maxwell
no longer bearing her happy smile of
"good morning"-has become the wife of
* Lt. Widmyer, and has gone to Ft. Meade,
Md., where her husband is stationed.
We'll miss Annie terribly; there Iny be
many to come and go, but none can take
On behalf of Tyndall Field, this Col-
umn wishes to Lt. & Mrs. Widmyer all
the happiness in the world, and ex-
tends to them an invitation to be our
guests any time they come down.
Lt. Dangler is making plans again;
let's keep our fingers crossed...Saw
Lt. Williams keeping guard at the Ritz
Cashier Box the other night...Word
from Lt. Bill Francis who is in Alaska,
says he is getting along great, and is
expecting a permanent visitor soon.
I hear that Col. Waugh's party was a
success of successes...Many thanks to
Lt. Kingman for his contribution to a
recent matrimonial venture...same ap-
plies to Lt. Lynn..Lt. Tannen is read-
ing "Out of the Night" for a second
-time; whatzza' matter, Lt., don't you
know how to make an escape?...Capt.
Strobel's favorite pastime is walking
his Baby up and down Harrison Ave....
We Bid farewell to Lt. Yates, who is
departing frpm our happy family...Maj.
Carnahan's greatest ambition is to
play "Romeo"....Incidentally, we saw
the Mann half with strange faces the
other evening...That makes it Bean,
Bell, plus one...Lt. Hutchison says he
is single and will stay that way....
Lt. Powers might miss "Red" more than
he cares to show, but we know of at
least one of Tyndall's prettier misses
that would like to help him forget.

Could it be that Private Naples, QM,
is afraid of surgery....and Pvt. Myles
was restricted as the result of a
visit to the Finance Detachment...Pvt.
Henry Posden literally burst through
his trousers Thursday evening; suggest
he leave ice cream and banana splits
alone for a while...Corporal Trombitas
will go on Furlough soon for a sole
purpose and that is to "bring her back
alive"...Speaking of marriage, Sgt.
Payne, of Message Center, vows that he
will take on a partner when he gets
that other stripe....From what I hear,
Cpl. Sissom has already popped the
question....Missing from Post Head-
quarters Sgt. Red Brewer and Sgt.
Herman Garner, who have gone to seek
their fortunes in the Student Detach-
ment...To all of you soldiers who make
your headquarters at "Child's Rest-
aurant; "'tis Child's no more; we'll
have to find another place8...We nomi-
nate Sgt. Don Schultz as the smartest
guy on the Post...Do you agree with me
that T/Sgt. Charlie Green comes next?
...Sgt. Griffets marched down the fa-
miliar aisle last week with Clara Byrd
--Luck to you both...Jimmie Crowell is
sweating out the gold bars--keep 'em
crossed, Jimmie.... illie Wilson and
Roy Maddox are looking for twenty-five
more hours of Flying Time. Any help,
to them, will be appreciated...Carl
Thomas, V"., has a special tune that he
whistles on each corner in Panama City.
...I ask anybody, "Is Harold Walton
married?" ....Have you seen the diamond
Pfc. Hulbert Holland is sporting...The
name is Billy "Handsome Harry" Moores
of the Mimeograph Dept....Wonder what
S/Sgt. Ralph Edwards is doing these
days for fun....Sgt. T/S50.GOJIE
Steger is expecting.
....Cpl. Barnes plans
to take a June bride.
...The soldier behind
the Flag on the stage
of the Ritz Theatre
was T/Sgt. Harry Bo-
one of Headquarters.

Cpl. Paul Hamilton was assigned as
secretary to the Provost Marshall re-
cently...Congratulations, Paul.
What, no boxers in our outfit? Pvt.
Brinkley did quite a little boxing in
the heavyweight class...claims he won
about 32 fights.
All the boys in the outfit are spor-
ting new helmets, and they certainly
look like a fighting bunch.
POPULAR QUERY: Where did Sgt. Winkle
learn to make those oatmeal cookies?
If you hear some foreign language
being spoken on ths Post, it's not 5th
Column talk, it's just the Conversa-
tional Spanish Class Students practi-
cing up. --SM

wo weeks ago it was suggested that
the men in the outfit should share
their companions with their buddies,
but aren't Sgt. Williams and Pfc. Ward
overdoing it a little with that "Time-
piece" affair?
Our C. 0. rushed into camp last week
when it was raining so volumniously,
and awaited reveille. The whistle was
blown, and very elatedly, he discover-
ed that rain, shine, sleet or snow,
does not hinder the work of the men of
the 846th.
Baseball is the major pastime in the
outfit and we think we're pretty good.
We hope that some squadron will take
this as a challenge fcr a Sunday after-
noon game. Yes, we are ready, willing
and able. --WW

1i of the follows in the squadron
take their hats off to T/Sgt. Michal-
ski, formerly our first sergeant, who
is leaving us on a new assignment.
We're sorry to see him give up the th-
rone, he was the first "topkick" of
our outfit.
We also congratulate S/Sgt. Rahm who
started from scratch in the personnel
section of this organization, and is
now acting as our 1st Sgt. --RS

congratulations to S/Sgt. J.D. Twit-
chell who is acting as our first ser-
geant pending official confirmation.
It is rumored that if S/Sgt. Suarez
is transferred to parts unknown, he
will not leave here as a bachelor.
The new pool table in the Day Room
seems to be enjoying us...treat it
carefully, boys, it's got to last for
a long time. --KS

Hearty "Welcome Back" to Thurman,
Lampros, Lowrie, Harrison, Khachigan,
Gauthier, C.J. Powell, Silvers and all
the others who have just returned from
Our new first sergeant, Danny Hirsch,
has the situation well in hand...Sev-
eral of our boys seem to be heading
for a commission via O.C.S....Our Day
Room is going full blast--a combina-
tion juke box is expected and our fir-
st big party is due soon.
That new "brother" outfit moved in
and they're a fine bunch of men...Many
of our boys seem to be taking the mar-
riage route to happiness...The new
pass system is making a big hit with
the men...congratulations to the new
"stripers"...especially to Palmer and
Tart, who have been promoted to the
Tech Sergeant ranks. --SS

During the past week we acquired the
"Classification Twins", S/Sgt. Edwards
and Pfc. Mangum (He hails from Hamlet,
N.C.). Also across the border from
the Materiel, comes Pvt. F.J. Van Al-
styne...Glad to have you all, as some
of us are finding it hard to keep a
room for "Two" shined up to the par
excellence required by our squadron.
Cpl. Young comes back from furlough
with some wild stories and a lot of
crossed wires. Was she a short cir-
cuit?...Jim Crumbley rolled in from F.
with a new paint job.on his collar, or
was that pie on your tie, Jim? McKaig
and all his friends sigh for High. -JW


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NON-COM'S 60 90
score for this quiz was "87".

GENERAL: (4 points each)
1. Who invented the first practical
Kodak camera and roll film?
2. Eastern Standard Time is locally
computed of the 75th meridian, 105th
meridian, or the 90th meridian'in the
United States?
3. Who invented the Kinetoscope? (It
was the fore-runner of the motion pic-
ture machine.)
4. Who was the first woman to rece. ve
the Distinguished Flying Cross?
5. What was the rank of the Officer
that carried the "Message to Garcia"?

ARMY: (5 points each)
1. What is the llth General Order?
2. What would be the rank of an en-
listed man if he was wearing a lozenge?
3. Was President indrew -Jackson ever
a General Ln the U. S. Army?

GOEGRAPHY: (4 points each)
1. Inwhat country can the following
.cities be found--Hankow, Barcelona,
Calcutta, and Kiev?
2. What is the capital of NewMexico?
3. Name 8 states that begin with the
letter "N"?
4. In what ocean are the Solomon
Islands located?
5. What body of water separates Si-
beria from Alaska?

SPORTS: (5 points each)
1. In what year did Joe Louis acquire
his heavyweight crown?
2. Vas Harry Greb a great wrestler,
ball player, boxer, or auto racer?
3. With what sport would you associ-
ate a "Texas Leaguer".
4. In what sport is the victor awar-
ded the America's Cup?

1. Earwig is a
a. jar.
b. hearing.
c. insect.

4. Ell is a
a. foot stool
b. measure of length.
c. baby eel.

(4 points each)
2. Ecalogue is a
a. poem.
b. Bible.
c. crown

5. Ebonite is a
a. rubber
b. metal.
c. type of cork.

3. Ecru is a
a. river.
b. color.
c. shield.

6. Ecarte'is a
a. card game.
b. small cart.
c. fish.


A free theatre pass will be awarded to the man who sends in
question and answer for next Saturday's 'l-ii DO YOU RATE?"

<4oe0 asOWee

6:30 A.M.
8:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M.


--ass...Chaplain Finnerty
--Mass...Chaplain Finnerty
--Sunday School......
Chaplain Wilson
--Morning Worship....
"Abraham The Patriot"
Chaplain VWilson

8:00 P.M. -- Evening Worship........
(Subject to be announced)
Chaplain McClelland
7:30 P.M.............Bible Study Hour
7:00 P.M.............Fellowship Club

the best


Won Lost
Morton 8 4
Bane 6 6
Vernocy 6 6
Nimocks 4 8
Highest Score of the
week: Mrs. Nimocks 139.







Again we kept things congenial with
all the teams winning one and losing
one. Now some of our beginners are
outshining some of the seasoned play-
ers, Mrs. Singleton is on the way to
winning the award for making the most
improvement since the tournament be-
gan. We also -want to mention Mrs.
Wiseman, who certainly has a wicked
wallop. Her pins scatter to the four
winds. It's fun to watch Mrs. Brant-
ley's ball. Though slow, it raises
havoc with the tenpins. Although Mrs.
Morrell didn't bowl in our first tour-
nament, we'll wager this isn't her
first tournament.
Picnic plans are progressing pecu-
liarly. We're going to have trouble
in deciding who will be the losers in
time to prepare the feast. watchh this
column next week for the results. We
are sure that everything will proceed
swimmingly as it was definitely decid-
ed to picnic at the beach. Even bad
weather couldn't dampen our spirits.


Juice of 3 lemons
1 large can Sweotened Pineapple Juice
3 bottles Seven-Up

Several of the girls handed in com-
pleted sweaters on Monday in the hope
of starting out afresh on Army-Navy
yarn. But no! Alas, there still re-
mains a large quantity of the same old
blue and green yarn which must be knit-
ted first. S.O.S. (Sweaters or Socks)
all make inroads into that blue and
green yarn. Free instructions are
given so you don't have to be an ex-
The efforts of Mrs. Moore and her
sewing group are now taking shape in
the form of finished garments. Many
things were labeled and packed ready
for delivery.

An innovation at Tyndall Field is
the Welcoming Committee which has been
recently organized. It is the function
of this Committee to acquaint newcomers
with the activities engaged in by the
women of this Post. The Committee
consists of Mrs. Brantley, Mrs. Single-
ton, Mrs. Gaston and Mrs. Samuels, who
represent the Quartermaster Corps, the
Medical Corps, and the General Post.

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Fill 6 glasses with crushed ice. Combine pineapple juice, lemon juice, and
Seven-Up. A sprig of mint and a cherry may be added for extra color.

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL: We wonder if Mrs. Brantley is a mite cold-blooded as we
saw her walking to town in the heat of the day with a heavy coat over her arm.**-
Mrs. Moore was heard to remark that from now on she thought it would be the
better part of valor to wear a football helmet instead of a bathing cap to the
beach.***It is with pride that we announce that our Mrs. Bryan marched herself
down to the bowling alley the other night and bowled a score of 214, only 2
points below the alley record for women.***In the midst of our surprise we
gather ourselves together to wish Lt. and Mrs. Widmyer a happy wedded life.***
MacArthur Street has its share of guests this week with Mrs. Gait, Mrs. Little,
Miss Fowler and :.,is: Henderson.





The ole Yardbird has sho dun had a mity trying time this weak. i is sho bin
abused more than considerable.
Fust off, the man dun got awful put ot at me on account uv sech small items as
durty shoes, cigarette burns on winder sills, a fuw beer bottles layin around
kind uv misselaneous like, an last but fur frum leest he happened ter note a
small bottel uv hootin water whut wuz paked away kind uv neet an which i that
wuz plum ot uv site, but frum all appeerences wuz awful notiseable.(i think he
wuz mad cause it wuz aboot 9 tinths gone.) After he had dun got ma charges all
wrote up, he jest restricted me fur a weak on account uv it wuz ma furst office
this munth. i reckin i wuz lucky cause i got off so lite but i made him think
i wuz mad by selling up an not speaking ter him in public atall. i reckin i
ought ter qwit complaining an transfer, but i don't reckin no othur ootfit on the
field would have me an i aint wantin ter git imbareassed no more than whut i is
bin already.
Ma menchuned in hur letter that ma littel brother Clunchie has dun got his
noze busted in three places an i wrote rite bak ter him an tole him ter stay ot
uv them kind uv places. Insidintally, he's dun tuk ma place as drip man on the
still, but Pa says he don't drink near as much water as he use ter. iff'n yall
knose whut i meen. Ma also sayed that ma cuzzin Chester Slacker dun cawt cold
frum nappin in the kitchen doar an he's dun died. i kind uv hate ter see him go
like that on account uv he's dun spint so much time trying ter git ot uv the

draft.-----Reckin i'd better be goin---The

On Sunday, May 3rd, the Finance De-
tachment chartered a boat and went on
a fishing trip. Besides Lt. Shofner
and his wife, we had as guests Lt. Fo-
gel and Lt. Dee of the Medical Corps,
and Lt. Campbell of the Ordnance Dept.
After a few minutes out, we discov-
ered that Lt. Dee wasn't such a good
sailor, and for the remainder of the
trip you couldn't get him to stand on
his feet. However, within an hour or
so, Lt. Dee had lots of company when
we found out that the detachment as a
whole weren't such good sailors. Out
of the fourteen members of the party,
only four didn't acquire that well
known green color. Orchids to S/Sgt.
Farr and Cpl. Costigan for acquiring
the most brilliant shade of green.
All in all, it was a very successful
trip, with, I believe, everyone get-
ting their share of fish and also a
bit of sunburn. Of course, we:have a
few men now who refuse to set foot on
a boat again.
For those who haven't as eat found
out, the Finance Office is now located
in a former Headquarters and Headquar-
ters barracks building. --


At the suggestion of the Post Signal
Officer, Captain Thorpe, the following
hints concerning the use of the tele-
phone are submitted to Tyndall's per-
sonnel in order to enable them to get
better service.
1. Avoid the "rush" hours whenever
possible. Quickest service can be had
between 7:30 A.'. and 7:00 P.M. Low-
est distance rates prevail all day on
Sunday as well as after 7:00 P.M.
(Also, try to avoid the "payday rush.")
2. Call by numbers whenever possible
3. Wait near the 'phone on "hold the
line, please" calls.
4. Give the guy that's waiting a
"break"-he's got folks at home too.
5. At the end of your conversation,
don't pass the receiver from one per-
son to another hang it back on the
receiver hook.
6. Be patient the operator is do-
ing her best and the telephone company
is just as anxious as you are for your
call to go through quickly. Remember
that war conditions have put a tremen-
dous burden on the nation's telephone
system and is doing the best it can.

W vIW6r

Over four hundred rabid boxing fans
were on hnd last Wednesday night to
witness the first official athletic
event to be held at Tyndall Field..
Staged in the outdoor ring in the rear
of Mess Hall +1, the five bouts pro-
vided ample entertainment for the
Post's sports-hungry spectators who
used up the bench space provided and
overflowed to positions on parked cars
to get a better view of the amateur
The only knockout of the evening-
was scored by Pvt. Johnny Lee of Lt.
Weis' outfit, who, in an early bout,
emerged victorious over Pvt. L.C. Er-
nest via the TKO route. In another
bout, "Killer" Dearing of Lt. .,hite-
hurst's squadron slugged it out with
Pvt. James Goode of Ordnance and won a
close decision.
Freddy Caswell, popular Panama City
sports fan who is employed in the QM
Garage, donned the gloves with Pvt. G.
J. Rabideaux of Ordnance and both men
put on a lively exhibition of foot-
work as Caswell took the decision.
The fans were treated to a classic
display of facial contortions and ring
clowning in the last bout of the even-
ing, when Abe Baaba of Lt. iV's. outfit
dropped a close decision to one of his
boxing hopefuls, Pvt. Lewis Edwards of
Ordnance. Baaba, formerly a profes-
sional pugilist, has been giving some
of Tyndall's boxing novices helpful
pointers on the sport.
Major H. ,. Clarvoe, Post Executive
Officer, fortified with over twenty-
five years of boxing experience (mostly
as a spectator), judged the bouts and
escaped with a minimum of unfavorable
audience reaction.
The matches were refereed by Craw-
ford Mosely, Student Physical Ed. Ins-
Lt. L. R. I,-.:I; .1-:, A. & R. Officer,
announces that six more bouts are sch-
eduled for next Wednesday evening at
the same time, 7:45 P.M.

Softball games were postponed last
week due to repairs being made on the
diamond. The schedule for this week
is as follows:

Lt. Joseph E. Adkins
Lt. Cletus Keating Jr.

Lt. Raymond E. Taylor
Lt. Bruce A. Campbell

Lt. William Marchesi
Lt. David H. Fogel

Lt. E. R. Englebrecht
Lt. Milton B. Samuels

Lt. Peter E. Weis
Lt. Joseph E. Adkins

Lt. Raymond Watson
Lt. H. T. Whitehurst

Capt. Roy E. Gardner
Lt. John A. Des Portes


3:00 to 6:00 P.,

6:15 P.M.

6:15 P.M.

6:15 P.M.

6:15 P.M.

6:15 P.M.

6:15 P.M.

3:00 P.M.



GENERAL: George Eastman; 75th meri-
dian; Thomas Edison; Amelia Earhart;
SPORTS: 1937; Boxer; Baseball; Inter-
national Yacht Race.
ARMY: To be especially watchful at
night and, during the time for chal-
lenging, to challenge all persons on
or near my Post, and to allow no one
to pass without proper authority; 1st
Sergeant; Yes.
GEOGRAPHY: China, Spain, India, Rus-
sia; Santa Fe; New York, New Jersey,
Nevada, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New
Mexico, North Dakota, North Carolina,
Pacific Ocean; Bering Strait.
YOUR VOCABULARY: Insect; Poem; Color;
Measure of length; Rubber; Card game.

d'- ;

J Es"

The more horse sense a girl has, the
more she stalls around.

Waitress: "I have stewed kidneys,
boiled tongue, fried liver, and pigs'
Yardbird: "Don't tell me your trou-
bles, sister. Give me some chicken

He: "Let's become engaged.
She: "I couldn't think of such a thing.
Anyhow, you're engaged to Beatrice,
aren't you?"
He: "No, last night she gave me back
my three-carat solitaire."
She: "Oh, this is so sudden'"


Dear Maisie: Thanks for knitting me
This dandy, khaki sweater.
You started out to knit real loose,
But soon you knitted better,
And so the bottom back hangs full;
It flares out like a bustle,
But when it gets to my waist-line
It fits me like a muscle.
You overdid it on the sleeves;
They hang way down below my knees.
You thought you knitted britches?

The seven ages of
the little girl,
woman, the young

a woman--the infant,
the miss, the young
woman, the young wo-

Sgt. A: "The trouble with you, honey
is that you're lovesick."
Miss B: ".'ell, maybe I am, but it'll
take more than a pill like you to cure

Most men want a girl who's like an el-
ectric iron. A little warming up,
for best results.

It fits me well, in fact, too well;
It fits me like a noose, Dear.
When I put on your handiwork,
With gratitude I'm seething,
Although my thanks must be short lived
The sweater stops my breathing.
So do your bit for Uncle Sam
And send me lots of letters
And knit and knit and knit and knit,
But send the Japs your sweaters.
-- Ireland

"Helen has many hidden virtues."
"Tsk, tsk. She should change her dressmaker."

The primary purpose of the Drafting
Department at Tyndall Field is "To
create and maintain all graphic and
pictorial matter pertaining to the
instruction of students in the Gunnery
School." At the present time their
work consists of thinking up and de-
signing training devices and preparing
targets and silhouetted shapes of en-
emy and friendly aircraft, to aid the
students in their recognition of such
During the past few months, this de-
partment, under the Director of Train-
ing, has been called upon to draw ev-
erything from a machine-gun nut, to
furnishing a complete detailed drawing
of the B-17 Bomber.
Sergeant Oral Ledbetter, of Muskegon,
Michigan, is in charge of the drafting
staff. Sgt. Ledbetter, prior to enter-
ing the Army was engaged in commercial
art work, and is a graduate of the
American Academy of Art in Chicago.
Sergeant Millard Gaddis, the other
senior member of the staff, is a na-
tive of Quitman, Georgia, and has
completed courses in mechanical engi-
neering at both the University of Ga.,
and the Georgia School of Technology.
Other members of the staff are: Cpl.
Darrell Broten, draftsman, who comes
from Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Private
First Class Ernest Kenton, illustra-
tor, who is a native of Kissimmee,
Florida; Private First Class Frank
Horn, draftsman, of Detroit, Michigan;
and Pvt. Carl Lengerich, illustrator,
a native of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Most of these men have specialized
in certain types of art. Typical of
this is Cpl. Broten's work before en-
tering the Army, he was the proprietor
of a Neon sign shop...and Pfc. Kenton
is a student of Oils, specializing in
animal subjects.
The boys agree that one of the most
interesting assignments that they have
had, has been that of furnishing moral
posters for the gunnery students.
Incidentally, these are the men, who
in their spare time, do the art-work
for the "TARGET".

"Shores of Tripoli"
John Payne
Maureen O'Hara
Randolph Scott

"Twin Beds"
George Brent
Joan Bennett


FRIDAY, May 28-29
Bashful Bachelor"
Lum and Abner
Zasu Pitts

"Brooklyn Orchid"
Marjorie Woodworth
"Twilight on the Trail"
Bill Boyd

"The Great Man's Lady"
Barbara Stanwyck
Joel McCrea


"Gambling Lady"
Barbara Stanwyck

Joel McCrea

"Ton-o Basin Outlaws"
Ray Corrigan John King

"Citizen Kane"
Orson 7elles

"Look Who 's Laughing"
Bergen and McCarthy.

"Bullet Scars"
Regis Toomey
"Two-Gun Sheriff"
Don (Red) Barry




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