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
Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Armed Forces -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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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Major General Ralph Royce, Commanding
General of the SEAAFTC, has forwarded
to all Posts under his command a copy
of the letter received by him from Maj.
Gen'l. Barton K. Yount, C.G. of the AAF
Flying Training Command.
The letter follows:
"My dear General Roybes
The following is an extract from a
letter recently received from the Hon-
orable Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of
War s
"You greatly helped me in obtain-
ing an understanding of the magnificent
work which is being done by you and
your Command in the training of the Air
Corps and the progress and development,
Student Detachment Commander, MAJOR which is being so rapidly made.
HENRY H. HUNTER, whose promotion was I hope you will extend to the
announced early this week. members of your Command my appreciation
for the many courtesies extended to me
on the occasion of this tour, as well
as my heartiest congratulations to all
It gives me great pleasure to
quote this letter to you, and to thank
you for the very important part you and
your Command played in entertaining the
Secretary of War and in demonstrating
to him the efficiency of the Flying
Training Command.
Maj. Gen'l., U.S.A.
Commanding "
General Royce, in his letter to Col.
W. A. Maxwell stated "...The outstand-
M/SGT. ANDREW POSTLEWAITE, Tyndall's ing manner in which you and the members
Chief Armorer, has just been appointed of your Command aided....is a matter of
a ist LIEUTENANT in the A.U.S. great pride and gratification to me."


"A man said: 'I have been waiting ten years to get even with So-and-so, and
now I have my chance.' Another remarked: 'That fellow double-crossed me once,
and I will make him regret it if it takes me the rest of my life.'

"Each of them was really sayings 'I am a little man.' For if biography and
history teach us anything it is that big men have almost always refused to poison
their spirits with vindictiveness and hate.

"Napoleon was by no means an ideal character, but he had superb indifference
to personal animosity. When someone 'questioned his judgement in appointing one
of his critics to an important office, Napoleon expressed surprise. 'What do I
care what he thinks of me,' he demanded, 'as long as he can do the work?'

"Abraham Lincoln amazed the nation by putting into his cabinet his foremost
political adversaries. As Secretary of War he chose Stanton, who had sneeringly
characterized him as a clown and a gorilla. He made Seward Secretary of State,
knowing well that Seward regarded himself as much the abler man. Chase, his
Secretary of the Treasury, used his cabinet influence to promote his own chances
for the Presidential nomination. It meant nothing to Lincoln so long as Chase
kept the confidence of the country and did his work well. When McClelland snubbed
him brutally, and Lincoln was urged to replace him, he replied 'I will hold
McClelland's horse if only he will give us victories.'

"In the Bible is this sentences 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the
Lord.' A certain proportion of men feel that they must help the Lord in his task
of repayment, that otherwise He will get behind in His work. So they nurse
personal injuries; they harbor resentment, and accept every opportunity to de-
nounce and criticize.

"These are never big men. Big men are too busy."

Chaplain E. G. Finnerty

Chapel Servies


11:15 A. M.

--Mass...Chaplain Finnerty
--Protestant Sunday School
--Morning Worship....
Chaplain Wester
--Mass...Chaplain Finnerty

8:00 P. M. --Evening Worship...
Chaplain Wester

7:00 P.M.............Fellowship Club
6:30 P.M...........Instruction Class
6:00 P.M ..........Evening Devotions
7:30 P.M............Bible Study Hour
6:30 P.M...........Instruction Class
6:30 P.M............Jewish Services


Lt. Col. James R. Luper, previously re-
ported in the "TARGET" to be leaving for
the Miami Beach Training Command, has re-
ceived a change of orders and will remain
at Tyndall....Lts. Rooks, Morrison and
Phillips who were "so happily" leaving
for Ft. Myers, were in reality "so hap-
pily" leaving for Ft. Worth....Lt. Frank
T. Gaston, one of our more popular Medio-
al Officers, has just returned from a
course at the Medical Officer's Gas Sch-
ool....Lt. Sherrard may not bet on the
ponies, but he's certainly "playing the
field here"....And does anybody know the
name of the Lt. who dedicates a number to
* Tyndallette Ruth Brock daily over WDLP?..
Lt. Col. Hyndman took a several day leave
of absence last week, but came in every
afternoon "to check on the Boys'"...Mrs.
Steele, Lt. Col. Jenkins' girl Friday,
has begged us to announce that she will
no longer be held responsible for irres-
ponsible rumors rumored originating from
her. We know exactly how she feels....Lt.
Berg is in mourning. Special orders from
Washington have separated him from his
classic crate, affectionately known to
all the men on the line as the "Swamp
Angel". We will always remember how his
face lit up when he was finally given per-
mission to fly the 0-47 in the recent em-
ergency evacuation....Capt. Ammon McClel-
lan has been transferred to the General
Hospital at Maxwell Field....This column
misses the "inside" information which he
frequently furnished us. Lt. Bigbee has
come down from Maxwell Field to pinch-hit
for the Captain....Lt. Zemo is up from
Miami to relieve Captain Wiseman as Spec-
ial Services Officer. Captain Wiseman is
finally getting his post with the Dept.
of Training....Major Carnahan satiated
the curious at Post Hqrs. by explaining
that his new contraption was a gas alarm
gong. This is probably the first time
the veteran trooper ever got the "gong"..
Tyndallette-Quinnell Herndon is expected
to recover her "savoir fair" before next
mid-week. She said she didn't do it for
a lark....And we hear that the B-17 is a
handy thing to have around......Even tho
Thanksgiving will soon be here, we still
can't talk turkey, and BOYS and GIRLS,
there's SO much MORE we could sayt

Cosmopolite or tne weeK is Bgt. Louis
Weiss of Ordnance, who has just left on
furlough. It is questionable whether he
will visit his "true love" in Chicago;
his home in Indiana, an old girl friend
in Dothan, Alabama; a "cousin" in Dayton
Ohio; a nurse in Miami, Fla., or whether
he will consider a business tour of the
SEAAFTC and adjoining states. To be on
the safe side, the Orderly Room has ob-
tained a World Atlas for reference in
case it is necessary to contact Sgt. Weiss
in his absence. "Thumb" fun, eh kidl...
Ken Witham also gets credit for reporting
the best "crack" of the week, to wit, T/5
Davis to Ordnance Dispatchers "Have you
got a special body?" Dispatchers "I'll
pull off and you can see", he replied, as
he started to unbutton his coveralls.
Lee of the "Mustangs" is .,iffinced to a
beautiful Louisiana belle and keeps the
long distance wires humming.. And speak-
ing of bells, they'll soon be ringing
for Sgt. Harry Walker of the "Brownies",
- his fiancee hasn't retnaied to Chicago
as originally planned. Opj. Hakeem has
asked that he be informiid a to THE date.
RECESSIONAL....The "Musi- .r." report the
Inspector General vil .-: no "beefs"
frm tLhem as their "atripe-happy" boys
are as contentedas cows....The most pop-
ular phrase for the first fifteen days
of any month in the day room of the 69th
is, "Who raised the pot?" (Wonder what's
cooking?).... And then there's the S/3gt.
Pilot of the "Brownies" who took his Tow
Plane aloft the other day and to his as-
tonishment, couldn't find his Tow Reel
, -,ator anywhere, an it wasn't until he
landed that he discovered that his Oper-
ator didn't quite follow him, In the
.' it's own words, "I wa so embarrassed,
I diditot want to i;o~ danm".... "K. P."
Larsen of the *.... ',h hit the
rating sheet for three stripes. Howe'-er,
his friends report that his golf game
still smells like-the paper mill....Cpl.
Robert L. Wolff rounded up all the "sin-
i-. c fiom the Message Center and took
them to the Novena ~i-vices (all faiths)
at tho Chapel Wednesday night....M/Sgt.
Dick Underwood leaves for Finance School
in North Carolina shortly. 7 .L4



Published every Saturday by the Special Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla

Captain W. H. Wiseman

Corp. Sam D. Melson
Corp. William B. Pratt
Pvt. Neil M. Pooser

M/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby
Corp. Francis Churchill
Sgt. John Webster
Corp. Roger Keough
Pfo. Price Terry
Pvt. Everett Tacke't

Col. W. A. Maxwell

The Yardbird
The Taler

S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter
Prt. Marshall Goodman

Sgt. Arnold Milgaten

Sgt. Saul Samiof

Corp. James Freeman

Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman

S/Sgt. William Castle
Corp. Silas G. Upchurch


The War Department has announced that
Thanksgiving Day, November 26, will be
just another "G.I." day. However, the
Post Mess has decided that the men at
Tyndall shall be ableto "taste the dif-
ference". A seven-course meal, comple-
te from soup to nuts, will be served at
noon on that day- with two or three
types of dessert at the finale.
Post Mess is also preparing a souven-
ir menu to be distributed at the meal.
The menu will carry a "Thanksgiving"
theme and will include photographs of
the mess halls and Post Mess personnel.
The souvenir is being put out through
the cooperation of the Drafting and Re-
production Departments, and present
plans, call for it to be printed in se-
veral different colors.
"Home was never like this"and we have
an idea that the folks at home would
enjoy receiving a copy of that menu via
the mails.

The daily 'NEWS BULLETINS" which sud-
denly made their appearance on Thursday
noon, are one of the best innovations
to hit this Field in a long time. Lt.
Walter Hickey, who had seen similar bul-
letins issued at Maxwell Field, sugges-
ted to a member of the Public Relations
staff that we put one out hers. The

idea was submitted to Colonel W.A. Max-
well and he immediately approved it.
Arrangements were then speedily made
with the Panama City "News-Herald" for
thl telephoning of the latest news to
the Field, and now the Public Relations
( ;iof is twice daily distributing news
bulletins to aid Tyndall's personnel to
keep up with the fast moving events of
today's battle fronts.

Perhaps the girls at the PX lunch-
counter aren't experienced countermenn",
and perhaps they do play favorites, and
maybe they do refuse to wait on you if
you don't happen to be standing at their
"section" of the counter, but boys, they
can sing We suspect that the recently
installed "juke box" has been responsi-
ble for the transition from parrots to
silver-throated canaries.
If you happen to catch an 8:30 P.M.
bus from the Field, you can relax and
listen tothe nation's top songs as only
a PX quintet can render them. Their
repertoire includes such melodies as
"Remember Pearl Harbor","Mexicali Rose"
and "Somebody Else...". Our only com-
plaint is that they put too much enthus-
iasm into "From the Halls of Montezuma"l
Someone should teach them the words to
the Air Corps song.


It is reported that "Nate" Chernoff
donned his spectacles for one of the
"Girlie" shows at the Fair. It must have
been a darned good show, for this was the
first time that Chernoff has been seen
wearing glasses. Just where is the lo-
cation of this phenomenal display of fe-
minine epidermis, and please, may I bor-
row your glasses? Mr. Chernoff?
Pfc. Yell took a three-day pass and
"took unto himself" a wife. Congratula-
tions! It looks like Montgomery is the
place to head when one gets a pass.
Panasuk and Potts are back with us af-
ter three months of schooling in Chicago.
Panasuk learned a brand new polka plus
several things pertaining to the main-
tenance of the Automatic Telephone Sys-
tem. Potts is a but reluctant to talk
about the extra-curricular activity at
Chicago, but he too has a head filled
with theory as to just how that System
should operate.
"Hank" Brozanski, who is up at Camp
Crowder, Mo., writes that he has found a
nearby town not frequented by soldiers,
and loaded with women. I knew he'd find
something like that. Hey, S/Sgt. Blazak
of Finance, did I hear you say you want-
ed to "pay off" at Camp Crowder?
-Sgt. Wm. M. Hines

congratulations to Sgt. Mitchell, who
finally let Rosemary talk him into "death
do us part". The cigars were good too.
A certain Sergeant in the Q.M. Office
won't admit that he goes to "Port" on
week-ends, but we know better. Don't
blame him,either.
A welcome is extended to Sgt. Porter,
who is now back with the boys. Soon
there'll be another little Porter, and
the expectant papa is quite proud.
Best of luck to the boys who have gone
to Apalachicola. -Pfc. Albert Rubin

Ihe luckiest fellow in the squadron is
S/Sgt. "Booger" Powell. He averaged one
statue per night on his trips to the
Fair. How did you do it, "Booger"?
Now that S/Sgt. McIntosh has his car,
he has picked up speed- his constant
"date" is a secret- so he thinksl...Con-
gratulations are in order for Sgt. Lar-
kin and Pfc. German, who were recently
appointed aviation cadets. -Cpl. Hakeem

Heartiest and most sincere congratu-
lations to our Commanding Officer, the
former Captain John M. Wilkins, who last
week was promoted to the rank of Major.

Marshall and Commanding Officer of
"The Guardians". The Major is a na-
tive of Alabama, and was assigned to
Tyndall Field in December, 1941.

Sgt. Charles Bernard, Champion Cavity
Beater, claims to be the roughest, tough-
est Sergeant of them all...in fact, he
eats "Krunchies" for breakfast.
Additional congratulations are in order
for the recipients of the latest deluge
of ratings...Wish a drop would fall on
this poor scribe...And now Sgt. M. Chil-
ders has taken that step to the altar.
Best of luck to you on your matrimonial
venture, Sergeantt
The guard squadron is composed of a
conglomeration of boys from different
walks of life. We now have in our midst
boys who have been traffic cops, police-
men, truck drivers, fingerprint men,
photographers, reporters, cooks and wait-
The guard squadron was originally com-
posedof many old timers who are no long-
er with us, and was called the 69th Air
Base Squadron. Robert Endsley, now a
1st Lieutenant, was the outfit's first
sergeant. Later, the name was changed
to the 66th Materiel,and then back again


to the 69th with Marshall Boskins, now
at OCS, as first sergeant, and now, under
its present name, it is being capably
guided by lst/Sgt. P. M. O'Niel, with
Sergeant Morris as clerk. Incidentally,
Sergeant Morris has been the squadron's
clerk since January, 1942.
As the Guard Squadron, we are respon-
sible for the security of the Field. We
have been called upon to fight brush
fires, guard planes, patrol the beach,
and even pull K.P. all without a whim-
per, always willing to do our share.
The (ouch) M.P.'s also belong to this
squadron. They are really good fellows
at heart, even though at times they ap-
pear to be rough or brusque. The M.P.'s
usually get the full cooperation from
the boys in town, and realize and appre-
ciate that fact. They want the boys to
have a good time, and only step in when
that "good time" gets too boisterous.
.....And there you have the Guard Squad-
ron. -Cpl. Sam Marotta

Squadron congratulations to the seven-
teen newly created Staff Sergeants...Sgt.
Paquin, back from the record-breaking
recruiting tour, states that sales of
War Bonds in which they participated,
also reached record proportions.
Taxi privileges to the barracks are
definitely break for out outfit, as we
are strictly a zebra farm. And no cracks
about horsefaces, please...We are proud
of our Pvt. Goodman, who consistently
turns out those belly-laugh cartoons for
this paper.
Lt. Shields, our C.O., was quite pl-
eased at being able to present all those
hundreds and hundreds of dollars to the
united charities fund...Ah, what bliss-
fullness is S/Sgt. Culver's since he has
taken the matrimonial road to joyl...And
Pfc. Mulcahy is back from furlough with
tall tales of conquest...Some of our boys
have become intensely religious. They're
praying that the Glen will be put back
within bounds.
Our Non-Com meeting was a huge success
with definite big doings slated for the
near future...The comparative ease with
which three-day passes are being secured
has brought great joy to the outfit, and
the boys wish to thank those responsible
for this windfall...Pfc. Craven is ham-

mering himself into squadron popularity
with his excellent carpentry...And mail
clerk Baker reports that squadron War
Bond sales are zooming.
Our Day Room, a thing of beauty and a
joy forever, is to be wired for sound
via a new juke box. Swing it, boys
-Sgt. Sam Schun

Gentilquore who finds himself most un-
popular with the "Lady Drivers" at the
wash-rack...And Pfc. Snow has received a
batch of telegrams congratulating him on
his recent promotion to "PFC." (Some-
one pulling your leg, Snow?)...T/4 Grant
and T/5 Spain have decided on separate
rations...Also, T/5 Latini is back from
a long stay in the hospital, and M/Sgt.
Burnett is back from school at Lansing,
which clears the slate.
-S/Sgt. Ken Witham
(Ed's. Note: For further "ORDNOTES", see
the "TALER'S" page).

Strange new malady has reared its ug-
ly head, "telephonitis". Cpl. Joe Cap-
piello called his girl friend via long
distance telephone recently. When he
finished speaking, the operator out in
and said, "That will be $34.00 additional
please" When Joe "came to", he was
heard to mutter weakly, "Who says talk
is cheap?"
M/Sgt. Dick Underwood is off to Duke
University to learn the gentle art of
wearing gold bars...Cpl. Frank Totten has
been recommended for the Finance School
at Wake Forest College, N.C.
Whenever we see Pvt. Orion Roberts we
are reminded of the "night-school" kid
who used to cheat in an astronomy exam
by looking out of the window. Orion,
(everyone calls him "Si"), worked on the
"Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph" in
civilian life.
"And who," asked Finance's own yard-
bird, "are the other six wonders of the
world?" -Cpl. Felix Leon

Congratulations are in line for First
Sergeant V.D. Rahm, whose wife gave birth
to a 7 pound, 2 ounce, baby girl on Nov-
ember 6, 1942, at 12:00 A.M. Mother and

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baby are doing fine, but the father is
advised to sew the buttons on his shirt
a little stauncher to provide for expan-
sion. If you want an "El Ropo" cigar,
the line forms to the right.
Our S/Sgt. H.M. Olsonis suffering from
a shook which he acquired when his home
state, Wisconsin, was beaten to the tune
of 6-0 by Iowa.
We bid good-bye to the boys who are
leaving for Apalaohioola. We are also
losing some of our planes along with
them, much to our sorrow.
Some of the boys had a pretty good time
at the Fair from the rumors that are go-
ing around. What happened there that
would not happen in Boston? Perhaps
Pfc's. Middleton or Padgett could en-
lighten us.
That, "Crime Does Not Pay", is a very
true saying, as a glance at the change
in the signature of this columnist will
reveal...Everyone is waiting for S/Sgt.
Chope to get in the groove again. He
seems to have developed a mysterious ail-
ment in his back recently.
-Ex-Cpl. Snead

The fellows in the squadron extend a
hearty welcome to the two new officers
recently assigned to our outfit.
Pvt. John W. Aydellotte has been ap-
* pointed as assistant squadron athletic
director. Let's give him our coopera-
tion and turn out winning teams for all
events...Tragedy of the week was the
loss of front "molars" by Sgt. J. Lesher.
He now has a slight lisp. (Tho thorry,
John)...It has finallybeen revealed that
Pvt. J. Ritter has aspirations on becom-
S ing one of those daring Commandos. (Jun-
ior or senior?).
The purpose of this column is to air
S the news of the 69th, personal or gener-
al. However, unless the restof you fel-
lows that I don't know give me a little
news about yourselves or your buddies,
I won't be able to include anything of
personal interest to you. So please, if
you have any news or humor, give it to
the mail orderly or myself.
-Pfc. Maurice Gould

She "Red Birds" are very blue this
week. Our ace reporter, Pfc. Vincent
Del Ponte, has taken a two-week vacation

(with pay), and has left a miserable
squadron clerk stranded with the column.
Best wishes from the boys, "Ace", sniff,
sniff...And speaking of furloughs, S/Sgt.
Christensen is happy once again. We
realize it was a very hard sweat--- and,
incidentally, thanks very much for re-
minding us.
Thanks be to the Cross-Countries--many
boys are once again finding out how the
other half lives...Why worry about des-
sert, the "Red Birds" have a watermelon
patch- but they ain't tellin' where.
The War Bond drive is on in this or-
ganization. The money involved in the
purchase of War Bonds is a saving to the
individual, and on a greater scale, the
saving of a nation. Let's all put our
best foot forward in the purchasing of
War Bonds, so that we can continue to
put our best foot forward forever, with-
out worrying about it being clipped off
by some barbarian. Let's "KEEP 'EM

This column will be under par, since
the communications' reporter, Pfc. Jimmy
MacLaren is in the hospital with a bum
leg. lore's hoping he comes out with
much more than just a nub.
Post Communications received their new
code tables and already have them wired
up. This, and a little much needed heat,
will enable the "Chasers" to do better in
their radio school...Incidentally, the
"Staticers" are getting quite a bit of
flying experience via cross-country fli-
ghts, aided of course by this awful (,ly
nice) Florida weather. Those storms that
were reported due this way must have
been propaganda put out by the Califor-
nia Chamber of Commerce.
Who was the Radio man from this Field,
who, in Columbus, Miss., walked around
all afternoon with his parachute on his
back? -VY 73 S/Sgt. D. MacLaren

That near riot over at our mess hall
the other day was caused by Sgt. Mullins
when he remarked "I think I'll take
seconds on this coffee cakeI"
Competition for isolationist honors
has narrowed down to two departments, the
laboratory and the low pressure chamber.
...Seenat B'way & 42nd (on a 3-day pass)
was Pfc. Green and that woman of mystery,

Lulu...Our Sue Mosely has just returned
from honeymoon. She is now Mrs. Twit-
ohell...The object of envy for the men
of the Detachment is that Hot Springs
trip given to S/Sgt. Gering. We wonder
why Sgt. Davison is spending his fifteen
day furlough at the same place?...S/Sgt.
Bittner has been in the upper air for
fhe past week.
Cpl. Tarr says that the office of the
Flight Surgeon has only one gripes They
have no news for this column.
-Sgt. Charles S. Laubly

The rejuvenation process has made the
rounds of the personnel on the Field, and
has finally hit the "Blackbirds". We
herewith serve notice to all concerned
and to posterity as well, that in the
future we will be known as the "GUNNER
MAKERS". This ooluam will be dedicated
to the sole purpose of bringing into the
light the news and repartee at the squad-
ron. In view of the fact that our old
reliable, Sgt. Statile, has been hospi-
talised, we will make a feeble attempt
to oarry on without him. We are all
looking forward to his speedy return.
lst/Sgt. Lloyd H. Taylor has just re-




turned from furlough, and it looks as
though "something new has been added".
He admits going to North Carolina, but
will not disclose any facts concerning
his secret visit to "Shangri-La".
Lt. A.C. Miller left for Indianapolis
on Monday, and will be away for two weeks.
In the meantime, we welcome the presence
of-Captain Reed S. Salley, who is acting
as our C.O....Brothers Tucker and Cofer
are on the "alert" these days- someone
is going to get a furlough.
Big Jim Myers, from Pennsylvania, is
"sweating out" O.C.S. The physicaltrain-
ing area is a good place to do that
"sweating", too...Brothers Mash, Snoddy,
Wannarka and Griffin blossomed forth
with long awaited and well deserved
Staff Sergeant ratings...The flight sys-
tem will take the boys over the hurdles
for a few weeks...Everybody is busier
than the proverbial "Bee".
S/Sgt. Ralph Boyes, whose address is
"Ward #2, Station Hospital", is looking
for one of those money making machines.
He lost all but his flimsy nite shirt on
the Alabama-Georgia game. These southern
Boyes are hard to convinoe...We're all
gratefulto S/Sgt. Ledbetter for.his con-
tributionto the squadron. You'll see it
soon. -8gt. Budway


,. HOT DO -------


The surgical dressings class started
off with a bang two weeks ago. The
work is very interesting and easy to
do. Mrs. Hinchman, the instructor,
explains the method very clearly, for
those who have never done the work be-
fore. (She can really fold 'em, tool)
This class meets Monday mornings from
9 to 12, at the Red Cross Headquarters
and you are urged to come and spend as
* much time as you can spare. For you
who have already contributed their
efforts, it will interest you to know
that their bandages have been very
highly commended for quantityand neat-
In the past few weeks, the production
in knitting has been very good, but the
Red Cross urges that this quota be
finished by December 13. In order to
accomplish this, we need the help of
everyone. If you can't come and spend
Monday afternoons at the Red Cross-,
call Mrs. Wilkins,who will get you the
instructions and yarn for you to work
on at home. If you don't know how to
knit, Mrs. Maxwell will be glad to
* teach you. There must be lots of new
girls who don't know about Red Cross
meetings, so we ask each one of you to
be responsible for telling "ur-,- friends.
The sewing group is we ."-'u o print-
ed cotton nightgowns, and iaen those
are finished, they will make children's
pinafores. These garments are all
attractive and easy to make, and for
those girls who are not ~r ,ien- i
seamstresses, there is ali.,' plenty
of basting to be done. We are cutting
our own garments, now, and need r4l-
unteers to help us in this work.
There is also an auxiliary group that
meets on Thursday mornings, under the
direction of Mrs. Newman and Mer. Fow-
ler, for those who have small children
and are not able to work on Monday af-
tArnoons. The meetings are held at
Mrs. Newman's on MacArthurat 9s30 A.,;
Everyone is welcome.

The new bowling league is proving to
be a great deal of fun, and the tour-
nament is half over. It has given
everyone an opportunity to meet lots
of new girls. It's still not too late
to get in the tournament, as we need
substitutes and replacements for those
who have had to drop out. If you are
a bowler, or would like to -earn,
please don't wait for a formal invita-
tion. Just come on down to the Gulf
Bowling Center on Tuesday or Friday at
2s00 sharp. The competition is really
something this year. If you don't be-
lieve it, just come down and listen to
the deafening roars for the latest


Won Li
SThorpe's team -A- 9
SBryan's -C- 8
Hearn's -F- 8
Howell's -E- 6
Silva's -D- 6
B ristle's -B- 5
Watch our next edition for
the latest upsets.


We heard that Mrs. Rawson had lunch
at the Offi-.''s mess last Wednesday.
We bet that ahe will remember November
1lth and not because it's Armistice
Day***Mrs. Long was heard to say at
bowling the other day- "Oh, I just got
a tire, or a spare, or somethingt"**
Mesdames 'a: 211. Howell, Wilson and
Detreville visited Santa Claus in Mont-
gomery this week***Is it true that Mrs.
Price may have a very exciting new role
to play?***Mrs. Maxwell just doesn't
hear about the dances on Saturday
nights, sometimes***Mrs. HearnandMrs.
Hinchman really have a good system ror
relaxation before bowling***Mrs. Ber-
ner seems to do her best bowling on
Saturday afternoons***We hope Mrs.Bry-
an will be well soon, and able to join
us. Te,

GENERAL: (5 points each)
1. In an American house would a for-
eign sovereign or the President of the
U.S. be given precedence?
2. Who among the ancient people had
the first maps?
3. What is called the "ship of the
4. How long does it take for the
earth to make one rotation?

GEOGRAPHY: (5 points each)
1. Is the Caspian Sea a fresh or a
salt water lake?
2. Where is the Denmark Strait?
3. What is the capital of N. Carolina?
4. What is the capital of Switzerland?

S ON-COM'S 60 90
r" OFFICER'S 90 99

SPORTSs (5 points each)
1. Match the names in the left-hand
column to the sport with which they
are associated in the right-hand col-

Frankie Albert
Tony Canzoneri
Pete Zaharias
Ralph Greenleaf

Pocket Billiards

ARMY, (5 points each)
1. Who is the first Air Force Officer
to hold a major Army Area Command?
2. Who did General Marshall choose
to fill the Army's Hawaiian Command?
3. Major Gen. Thomas T. Handy holds
an important Army position. What is it?

1. Haddock is a
a. food fish.
b. swing.
c. large tree.

4. Hawser is a
a. butterfly.
b. large rope.
c. archway.

(4 points each)
2. Hamlet is a
a. young pig.
b. tack hammer.
c. little village.

5. Heliotrope is a
a. bicycle.
b. flower.
c. printing machine.

7. ripling character
Captain, -.-.
6. Only girls can be
one- usually as the
result of a "snow job"
8. Royal Omen (Abbr.)
9. Pre-fixed charges for
gas, electric, etc.,
also, the status of a
girl with her "beau"
10. The 13th and 14th
letters of the alphabet
11. Service Commands were
formerly called "Corps
12. "Over or Short" as used
by Lt. McKinsey
13. The "Washington, D.C."
of the years B.C.
15. Resort
17. Yale alumni
18. The "Yankees'"

3. Hamper is a
a. bird.
b. large basket.
c. window shade.

6. Holstein is a
a. breed of cattle.
b. piano.
c. part of a radio.

Across -cont.
19. Mny an E.M. and
Officer are trying
to do this to an
20. Everybody

iT.It has a tail, it
flies, and there is
a string attached
2. We all have one,
sometime or other
3. A "China Clipper's"
4. He who maintains the
5. To extend sympathy
6. Most courageous
7. Royal Army of Rome
14. SHE of the "GUMPS"
16. Anybody who'll loan
you money

The Yardbird SEZ-
The ole Yardbird is feeling purty gud rite now an i is jest bin give a hole hour
ter do as I pleese, as long as i stay rite in my room, don't smoke., shave, shine
my shoes, or rite enny letters. I is to study fur a final zamminashun aboot the
Navy. Jest how cum a man in the Air Corps is supposed ter know aboot boats is a
puzzul ter me. I aint nevur had no desire ter be no sailor an I don't nevur in-
tind ter be wun. I is had that notion evur since the boys whut is got charge of
Pinsycola tole me several things wun nite, with geschurs.
I is dun slipped down ter the latrine an is setting in the cawnur uv the shower
a rollin a bull durham, an seeing as how I is in sech a fittin plase ter give ot
sum reel dope an facks i is at peece with the wurld.
They give a danse hear oncet a munth an they is got a eskort buro in conneck-
shun. A feller jest fills ot a kard station his kwalificashuns an in a fuw daze
he gits a note sayin he is ter take Miss Osgooldy er Mill Malfude on gooseberry
street. Now i sho wants ter state that I aint nevur bin called a USO wolf an i
hope I nevur has ter trubble sech a convenchenuble orgynizashun, but since the
fust sgt. infawmed me that nobody evur wuz dissapinted with the gurl they pulled
ot uv the box an that each feller wuz respeckfully eckspectid ter attend the
graduashun hop instid uv easin in ter town an drinking brew & shutin pool an havin
a reel injoy-~ul evening, i filled ot ma kard an pitchured sumthin buck toothed,
"thin", an shovelfooted, whut bubbled an spluttured aboot the deevine-limenade.
Well, whin the time cum i called at the home uv Miss Joosipky an rung the bell,
an the purtiest littel creechur cum ter the do an axed me in. she sho wuz booti-
ful-cute as a baby cutwurm, an I that ter maself that the Majur er Curnel whut
cum ter see hur wuz the luckiest white man on erth. Whin I got thru gulpin an
blinkin I axed hur iff'n hur sistur Lilacs wuz reddy an she give me a smile that
wud make enny soljur go ovur the hill with out his conchunse beginning ter hurt,
an sayed reel sweet an soft, I'm Lilacs, if you just sit down i'll be with you in
just a minute. Boy, I wuz sho reddy ter sit down. Ma knees wuz shakin like the
time I made the OD march thru a 15 foot mud hole befo I reckonized him. Well, we
sho had a mity gud time, i akted purfek, sech as not drinking but 2 cups uv punch,
an dancing with the old lady whut wus shaperone, an she (i mean Lilacs) made me
promise ter rite ter hur whin I leave necks weak, an i sho is. I is gointer sho
keep in tech with the purty littel gurl, an not make hur suffur at all. Well-,
I reckin i'd better be agoin The Yardbird (No. 1)

I he general topic of discussion here
is, "Where is Tyndall Field". Rumor has
it that Tyndall is now located in Apala-
ohicola. If that is so, then what hap-
pened to the Tyndall Field that used to
be near Panama City?...Among the newest
arrivals are S/Sgts. Abshire and Zimmer-
man, from Q.M. and the "Flashes", res-
pectively...The newly organized Non-Com
Club already boasts of fifty-five mem-
bers. Ist/Sgt. Carpenter is President,
S/Sgt. Elliot, Vice-President; S/Sgt.
Trombitas, Secretary-Treasurer; and M/Sgt.
Passwaters is our adviser and counselor.
Which one of our Inspectors is a pro-
minent member of the Port of Lonely
Hearts?....S/Sgt. Elliot seems to be
belle-shy. Could it be the one from
Chapman High, at Apalachicola?..."Super-
man" Pinion is our phys-ed instructor-
but loves his "bunk fatigue"l...M/Sgt.
Wright and the Mrs. are expecting the
stork, and are wishing for a boy.

Under the direction of Mrs. Frankie
Perry, the local U.S.O. Club for Colored
Troops has a 7-day schedule of activities
that includes everything from choir prac-
tice to Bingo parties.
The "Silver Tone Four" and the Army
Wives Chorus provide the musical enter-
tainment on Monday, Friday and Sunday
evenings. Pinochle Instruction, Quizz
Nites, Auto-Bridge, Game Nites, Whist
Tourneys with prizes to the winners, Re-
ligious Counsel, and refreshments are a-
mong the activities offered.

Anyone interested in taking part in
Radio Dramatics is invited to come to the
U.S.O. on Mondays or Thursdays at 8S00
P.M. Ask for Mrs. Silva or S/Sgt. Alfred
Nelson. Captain Silva, Ass t. Post Adju-
tant, will also be glad to answer any

Traditional rivals are scheduled to
meet on the bowling alleys this week-
end as the Champion Q.M. Keglers take
on the Finance Pin Men in a challenge
match. Men on the Field who were here
last March may recall that it was the
Q.M. boys who came up from third place
in the league to topple the then lead-
ing Finance bowlers into third place
and win the Field crown.
The "Wizards" never did get over
their defeat, and their refusal to ad-
mit that they were soundly trounced
has resulted in the Q.M. Keglers chal-
lenging them to an outside match.
Our money still is on the Q.M. boys
despite the fact that we respect the
hooks and curves of Costigan, Blazak,
Underwood et al.

The boys from Apalach report that
the enlisted men downed the officers
in a recent basketball game by a score
of 19-2. That "2" leads us to belive
that the officers .~t 't have th ir
sights properly adj.,.te'd, or else
were just trying to make the boys at
the Sub-Base feel good.

The "Gunner Makers" have announced
that, without T. '".. .~' punches, "
have just about t e best baseball team
on the Post. They claim that Steve
Blankenship and Hank Chapman are "ac-
complished" diamond experts, possess-
ing plenty of previous experience.
Manager Martin Tobolsky has oiled
the gears and the old ball club will
get going this Sunday. If any sqrad-
ron has any inflated ideas about their
baseball team, the "Gunner Makers" have
officially challenged any and all com-
ers. Phone #2158 and ask for Sgt. Tay-
lor or Tabolsky.

From what we can gather, the center
of activity for softball at Tyndall
seems to be down at the hospital area.
It seems that enthusiasm is so high
down there, that on one occasion the

h. -.1'. Officers loaned their "star"
diamond performer, Lt. Maxwell, to the
opposing B.O.Q. team and wound up on
the tail end of a rather lopsided
Lately, however, the Medic, has taken
cognizance of their foolhardiness and
have kept Lt. Maxwell where he belongs
and in their last game defeated the
B.O.Quers by a score of 12-6.

Lt. Harbin L. Lawson reports that
last Sunday brought out a large number
would-be archers, and is pleased
with the thought that this valuable
equipment is finally getting into "ac-
tion". The bows are of 45 lb. "cali-
ber", and an afternoon of "arohing"
them will develop "Atlas" muscles in
no time.

GENERALs A foreign sovereign; fhe
E.::pti.t.ne; A came; One day.
-ie Albert Football
anL ..ner) : "'
P-, Zaharias W:. .-ting
.h Greenleaf Pocket Billiards
..'h72 ~S, A salt water lake; Between
-ialnd and Greenland; Raleigh; Bern.
AY Lt. Gen'l. Frank M. Andrews; Lt.
Genpl -los C. Emmons; Heads the Gen-
eral off's Operation Division.

I "1


Stenos "I'd like to work in your off-
Big Shots "Okay, baby, I'll make you
a proposition."
Stenot "Say, wait'll I get the job

Sweets: "You can't come in my bedroom,
dear, but I'll come out in a jiffy."
Yardbird: "Fine, will it be the pink

1st japanese: "Why doesn't Yti Suti
commit hara-kiri?"
2nd japanese: "He ain't got the guts."

Visitor: "Are you the Executive Offi-
cer? I'm Mrs. Carlton. I have a grand-
son serving here in your army."
Ex. O.s "Yes, Madam. He's away on
leave just now attending your funeral."

Boys "Hello."
Boys "Oh, well."

GROUNDHOG BADGE, A new silver badge
has been authorized for technicians and
mechanics in the Air Forces. The bad-
ge will go to 24 types of enlisted
personnel who have been in the Air
Forces six months
or more. To get the
badge, you have to
be a graduate of an
authorized course
in technical train-
ing or show your
stuff in one of the
24 specialities.

DISTINCTIONs One of our men who is do-
ing meritorious service as a latrine
orderly in London writes that the sign
on the rest-room door of the Army's
Finance Office there reads "For offi-
cers and ladies."


SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 15-16
"The Major and the Minor"
Ginger Rogers Ray Milland

The father of success is -
The mother of success is -
The oldest son is -- COMMON
Some of the older boys are -
The oldest daughter is -
Some of the sisters are -
The baby is OPPORTUNITY.
Get acquainted with the "old
man" and you will be able to
get along pretty well with the
rest of the family.
"Aircraft Workers Manual".

TUESDAY, November 17
"Madam Spy"
Constance Bennett
"Manila Calling"
Lloyd Nolan Carole Landis

FRIDAY, November 20
"Strictly in the Groove"
Mary Healy Richard Davies

SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 15-16
"Forest Rangers"
Paulette Goddard Fred MacMurray
TUESDAY, November 17
"Laugh Your Blues Away"
Margaret Lindsay Bert Gordon
WEDNESDAY, November 18
"Moonlight in Havana"
Allan Jones Jane Frazee
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, November 19-20
"Seven Sweethearts"
Van Heflin Kathryn Grayson
SATURDAY, November 21
"Omaha Trail"
James Craig Dean Jagger
"War Against Mrs. Hadley"
Fay Bainter Edward Arnold

SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 15-16
"My Favorite Spy"
gay Kyser Ellen Drew

TUESDAY, November 17
"Top Sergeant"
Don Terry Leo Carrillo

"Shadow of the Thin Man"
William Powell Myrna Loy

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, November 20-21
"Prairie Pals"
Art Davis Bill Boyd



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