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QUESTION: "ARE YOU IN FAVOR
OF COMPULSORY MILITARY TRAIN-
ING AFTER THE WAR?"
Interviews and Photos
By PULLIAM and DELBYCX
Pvt. Howard Kwash, Squadron C,
"Yes. A civil-
ian entering the
Anmny learns to co-
operate with a
group of men who
are total strang-
ers to him. He
acquires good habits which lead
to a betterment of his body
health and returns to civil life
richer fbr the experience. "
Pvt; Merle Klein, Squadron C,
"No. The stand-
ing Arniy in peace-
time is usually :
small, but there
will be a surplus
of trained men re-
turning to civil
life after the war who will be
available for any contingencies
that may arise. "
Pvt. Jeanne Berndt, VAC Det.,
"Yes. We should
have enough train-
ed men on hand to
S awvd a repetition
of Pearl Harbor.
One year in the
service will ben-
efit any civilian and assure a
permanency for the peace we are
all eagerly looking forward to. "
Pvt. Rebecca Perdue, YAC Det.,
Memphis, fen. .:
"No. We should
maintain a skele-
ton Army large
enough to take
care of any emer-
gencies, but it is
when peace comes that we devote
all our efforts to peaceful pur-
suits and forget about wars.
Otherwise it may result in the
development of an aggressor's
frame of mind for future gener-
ations of Americans. "
Sgt. Lee Chandler, O0th, Benning-
"Yes, if there
d.oc is no general dis-
a nanment of Axis
these highly mil-
are stripped of
the means to produce the wares
of war, it could very well happen
all over again.
Pfc. Louis Davis, iOtn, Cleve-
"Yes. After the
war it will be
necessary for us
to have consider-
able men under
arms in foreign r
in the event of an emergency we
would have a trained force ready
to meet it. A hitch in the Army
is broadening and good for any
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Soldiers to Get
Job Priority in
By Camp Newspaper Service
Servicemen and women honor-
ably discharged from the armed
forces are going to ride the in-
side track when appointments to
jobs in the executive branch of
the Federal Government are
made, the U. S. Civil Service
Commission has disclosed.
Servicemen are entitled by law
to preference in Federal appoint-
ments through the Civil Service
system, according to the commis-
sion. Here are some of the breaks
They are given five points in
addition to their earned rating in
civil service examinations. There-
fore, in written examinations
they need earn a rating of only
65 in order to attain eligibility.
Non-veterans must achieve a rat-
ing of 70.
Ten points are added to the
earned ratings of disabled veter-
ans or those who are over 55
years old and because of disabil-
ity are entitled to pension or
compensation. Ten points are also
added to the ratings of the
widows of veterans and to the
ratings of the wives of those dis-
abled veterans, whose disability
| prevents them from being em-
S played in jobs in line with their
former occupations. Ten point
veterans need earn a rating of
only 60 per cent in written exam-
Servicemen are examined with-
out regard to height, weight and
age requirements, except for such
positions as guard, policeman and
freman. Physical requirements
may be waived entirely for dis-
abled veterans in some cases.
They are appointed to Federal
positions without regard to the
apportionment rule, which pro-
vides that appointments to the
departments in Washington shall
be apportioned among the states
and territories according to pop-
Servicemen are given the privi-
lege of filing applications for ex-
aminations which have closed but
for which lists of eligibles exist
or are about to be established.
Such examinations are called "re-
In order to establish his right
to this preference, the veteran
should file with his application for
Federal employment the com-
mission's preference form-Form
14-and acceptable proof of his
honorable discharge, the com-
Smission has announced.
KEEPING UP WITH WORLD EVENTS IN WAR ROOM ON FLIGHT LINE
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CARDS TO BE CARRIED
BY ALL PERSONNEL
All military personnel of
Tyndall Field soon will be re-
quired to carry "military con-
duct cards" on their person as
a method of improving saluting
and other forms of military
courtesy, officials at. Post
Headquarters announced yester-
The cards will be issued to
and signed by all men and of-
ficers who have completed the
basic training courses in mil-
itary courtesy and discipline.
They will be used like this:
If an enlisted man passes an
officer without saluting, the
officer will stop the EM and
ask for his military conduct
card. The officer will then
turn in this card to the en-
listed man's organization,
which will take disciplinary
action. The same procedure will
follow in case of other breach-
es of military etiquette. Of-
ficers will carry the cards
also, and theirs will be turned
over to Post Headquarters by
other officers who may observe
breaches of proper conduct.
The system has been used ef-
fectively at other stations.
Cards have been printed and are
in the process of distribution.
PLANS COMPLETED FOR
Final arrangements have been
completed for the Passover Seder
tendered to Jewish Servicemen in
this vicinity. The Seder will
be held in the Cadet Mess Hall
at 8 P.M., Saturday, April 8.
Rabbi Wolf of Dothan will con-
duct the religious services which
will predede the Seder.
Food for the holiday dinner is
being supplied by the Jewish Wel-
fare Board and will be prepared
by local Jewish families in co-
operation with the Post Mess
staff. Free matzohs will be dis-
BRANCH BANK AT PX
A branch of the Bay National
Bank to handle individual check-
ing accounts was opened today at
the Post Exchange in the space
formerly occupied by the officer' s
clothing department. It will be
open daily except Sunday from
10 AM. to 2 P.M.
The "Miss Christmas Cafe" at
the corner of Fourth Street and
Harrison Avenue in Panama City
has been placed off limits to all
military personnel, according to
a bulletin published atPost Head-
quarters this week.
OUR FRONT COVER
our pre-Easter cover is no
April Fool's dream, but plainly
a projection into the future,
for here we see Sgt. Pat Barry
of the 40th looking at himself
in the mirror of his mind.
In this, the able P.T. instruc-
tor from the line has external-
ized (with the aid of mirrors)
the deep-seated longing that
abides in all of us who are wait--
ing for the war to cease.
The picture was taken in the
orderly room of the 69th by T/Sgt.
John Mitchell of the Post Photo
Section. Clothing and accessories
were furnished through the cour-
tesy of Cogburn Clothing Company,
ilw Director of Training i#amred
Colonel Hanson, Formerly
CO at Laredo School,
Replaces Col. Eades
Colonel William H. Hanson, fbr-
mer commanding officer of the
Laredo, Texas, flexible gunnery
school, is Tyndall Field' s new
director of training.
He succeeds Lt. Col. William
Eades, who has been transferred
to an undisclosed assignment.
Colonel Hanson is the son of
an Army officer, Colonel Arthur
William Hanson, and was born at
Schoffield Barracks, Hawaii, when
his father was stationed there
with the Fifth Cavalry. He came
to the States for his education
and was graduated from New Mex-
ico State College as a civil
engineer and with a reserve com-
mission in the Infantry.
He practised as a civil engin-
eer for several years following
his graduation from college,
working as a field surveyor, and
entered the Army under the 'haona-
son Act in 1936, when he was com-
missioned a Regular Army officer
in the Infantry.
Colonel Hanson transferred to
the Air Corps and was graduated
from the pilot training schools
at Randolph and Kelly Fields,
Texas, in 1939.
From then until 1941, he was
commandant of flying cadets at
SWM. H.H ANS 0 N
'COL.R ICOu. 1'
COLONEL WILLIAM H. HANSON
Kelly Field, when he was trans-
ferred to Goodfellow Field, Tex-
as, to serve in the same capaci-
ty. In 1942, he was transferred
to Harlingen Army Air Field,
where he took the flexible gun-
nery course, graduating in July
of that year. Then he went to
Laredo to become training group
Colonel Hanson took over as
Laredo's commanding officer when
his predecessor, Colonel William
L. Kennedy, was shot down and
T/SGT. WILLIAM DILWORTH, CHICAGO, IS FIRST 'GUNNER
OF THE CLASS' TO RECEIVE EXPENSE-PAID WEEKEND IN
TOWN; HE SERVED 18 MONTHS IN HAITI
T/Sgt. William Dilworth, 24, of Hinsdale, Ill., is the first
Gunner of the Class to receive the expense-paid weekend in town
which henceforth will be awarded as a prize to the outstanding
gunner in each graduating class.
Sgt. Dilworth, with a classmate of his own choice, will spend
tonight and tomorrow in Panama City "cashing in" on a long list
of awards which have been donated
by business firms and other
o rgani zations.
The sergeant is a member of
class 44-14 and has been in the
Army since March 11, 1941.
Fbr 18 months he was stationed
in Haiti, instructing natives on
the care of planes and partici-
pating in anti-submarine patrols.
Dilworth worked for General
Motors as a diesel mechanic fbr
three years in civilian life.
He also worked for an oil well
cementing company in Oklahoma
for a year. His hobby is motor-
cycling. He has been married
for two years; his wife lives T/SGT. WILLIAM DILWORTH
The Gunner of the Class entered the service at Chicago and went
to AM school at Chanute Field, where he remained as an instructor
for six months before being transferred to Haiti. He returned to
to Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., in October, 1943, and arrived
here for gunnery training in February.
During the gunnery course, he especially liked the turrets and
position-firing phases of the school.
As his reward for being selected gunner of the class, Dilworth
will get a free room for two at the Dixie-Sherman Hotel tonight.
with meals. He will get a free long distance telephone call to
his home and a recorded disc which he can mail, both from the USO.
Steadnan Hobbs, president of the Panama City Transit Company, will
give him $5 in cash. Tomorrow, he will get a free round of golf,
clubs furnished, and luncheon at the Panama Golf Club. He will
have free theater passes to the Ritz, Panama and Bay theaters. The
Post Barber Shop is giving him "the works"-shave, haircut, shampoo,
massage. His uniform is being cleaned and pressed free of charge by
the Post Cleaners. He will be able to get free malteds, sodas or
other drinks at Walgreen's, Childs', Johnson's, Adams', and Daf-
fin's Drug Stores in Panama City. He also gets a free watch clean-
ing job and a new leather watch band from the Standerfer Jewelry
taken prisoner by the Germans
during a bomber raid over Europe
last August. He served in that
capacity fbr five months.
A full colonel since August
18, 1943, he took the multi-
engine flying course at the
Smyrna (Tenn.) Army Air field
immediately before coming to
Colonel Hanson is married and
has two children, a son, 2, and
a daughter, 4. His home is in
Gallup, N. Mex.
16 INSTRUCTORS LEAVE
FOR DUTY AT OVERSEAS
Men Are Especially Picked
For Setting Up New
For tne third time in the past
six months, the EFTC has tapped
Tyndall Field for the cream of
its instructors. One group left
in December to open a gunnery
school in England. Another left
in February for Australia, pre-
sumably for the same purpose.
Last week, given 48 hour notice,
16 of the field's best instruc-
tors were processed fbr clearance
and sent to Buckingham Field fbr
a refresher course and then to
a post overseas. Accompanying
this latest group are Major
Harrison Johnston, Department of
Training executive officer, and
Lt. James Ward, assistant execu-
The men selected for these
"missions" are handpicked and
must have certain qualifications
which include a test score of
120 or more, must be a high
school graduate, a graduate of
the C.I.S. at Fort Myers, and
must have been an instructor fbr
at least fbur months.
All instructors who are in-
terested in being considered fbr
overseas gunnery schools and who
meet the above qualifications may
contact Lt. Harl Palmer of the
Psychology and Research Depart-
mentin the D. of T. Headquarters
Enlisted men who left with the
latest group were:
S/Sgts. N.C. Fargo, Harold W.
Bramblett, Harold A. Pratt; Sgts.
Lester R. Burke, Lee J. Garr,
Chester A. Russell, Arnold S.
Fellman, Lauri G. Enbom, Alvie A.
Brantingham, Frederick J. Alz-
mann, Frederick W. Ferson, John
P. Wrigley, William D. Ferguson;
Cpls. S.E. Gearhart, Roy B. Bail-
ey, Jr; Pfc. William G. Durfey.
April 1, 1944
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LETTER FROM THE DEAD
A letter "to be opened in case of casualty only" was found re-
cen y in the personal effects of S/Sgt. Carl Goldman of Mayesville,
S. after the gunner was lost on a bombing mission over BErope.
It was addressed to his family, but as an exposition on why we
fight this war it might well have been addressed to every man in
the armed forces.
Here is the letter, as reprinted in the Shaw Field, S.C., camp
"Dear Mom, Pop, Frances, Edith, Marion, Leon and Aaron:
"Am going on a raid this afternoon or early in the morning.
There is a possibility I won' t return.
"In any event, please do not worry too much about me as every-
one has to leave this earth, one way or another, and this is the
way I have selected.
"I was not forced to go to gunnery school and even after I arrived
overseas I could have gotten off combat had I chosen to do so.
"If after this terrible war is over, the world emerges a saner
place to live; if all nationalities are treated equal; pogroms
and persecutions halted, then I'm glad I gave my efforts with
thousands of others for such a Cause.
"Wish I had time to write more but sometimes the less said, the
better, So goodbye--and good luck--always,
SPERRY BALL GRADUATE
I once knew a man who And he goes rolling around
Was as sane as could be, Like a clown.
A man with a needle-sharp His rollers are gone,
Brain. His shock mounts are shot,
But after a six-week course And his mounting flange he
in a gunnery school Recently broke;
He hobbles around on a cane. Hii central support gets
He blubbers and babbles Help with a snort -
And moans all day long He is really a batty old bloke.
About "A" ends and "B" ends, "Look out Berlin!" he
And screams through the night Yells with a grin and
"This dann sight won't light, Takes off down through the
Oh please boys, what shall I hall.
do?" And listen, my friend, if you
He crawls all around Don't want a similar endj
With his nose on the ground Stay clear of that old Sperry
Saying he has azimuth creep, ball!
He crys out in alarm, "My (After five weeks of school
Armor plate's gone" waking and studying the Sperry Lower
From a night's restless sleep. Ball Turret I can understand thy
The poor guy's as wacky some gunners go batty. Above,
As any man could be, in verse, is my idea of what
His mind in azimuth goes happens to men after studying
'round. the Sperry Ball.
Then he suddenly decides -Pvt. Wm Moore,
It's an elevation he rides Class 44-14)
News From Your Own Home Town
New York (CNS)-Fred Kuh-
ner, a pedestrian, saw a man try-
ing to get his automobile out of a
snowbank. Kuhner pushed while
the owner got behind the wheel.
The car started abruptly, knock-
ing Kuhner to the pavement and
breaking his leg. "Thanks," said
the car owner, driving away.
St. Louis (CNS)--Doris Marie
Spring, young and pretty, walked
into police headquarters and
asked for protection. "I'm afraid
of men, she said. "I've married
four of them in the last two
Des Moines (CNS) -A man
and his wife, both over 90, had
$2,800 in the bank but were re-
ceiving home relief. "Why didn't
you spend the money to support
yourselves?" they were asked by
State investigators. "We were
saving it for our old age," they
Garden City, L. I. (CNS)-Mrs.
Lucia Baumwart was fined $2 in
Hempstead Village Court on a
traffic charge. "I won't pay it,'"
her husband replied, "it's a mat-
ter of principle." So Mrs. Baum-
wart spent a night in the pokey
MAINTAINING THE SUPPLY LINE
Certainly one of the most im-
portant things in warfare is the
maintenance of our supply lines.
If a nation is unable to keep
these open for a more or less
continual flow of munitions,
supplies and food the inevitable
result will be defeat. The
effectiveness of our fighting
forces is in direct proportion to
our ability to supply them Our
enemies may be said to have one
advantage over us in this re-
spect. Geographically speaking
their supply lines are much
shorter than ours, which would
enable them to effect a greater
and much more frequent flow of
supplies to their troops. This
is true, however, only when other
factors involved are equal. How-
ever this may be, the supply
lines of any fighting force are
its life lines as well as its
There is another supply line
of which I wish to speak. One
that is vastly more important to
the individual soldier because
the maintenance of it marks the
difference between eternal life
and eternal death. Paul in writ-
ing to a group of individuals at
Philippi assures them of an in-
exhaustable spiritual supply with
these words: 'My God shall sup-
ply all your need according to
his riches in glory by Christ
Jesus." Your greatest need as a
soldier is that which God alone
is able to supply. He is your
life line and your power line,
Two sunrise services for the
personnel of Tyndall Field will
be held simultaneously at 8 a.m.
The Protestant sunrise service,
under the leadership of Chaplain
Wilmer P. Fulmer, Post Chaplain,
will be held at the parade ground
in the student area. Chaplain
Fulmer will be assisted by Chap-
lains Taft A. Franklin and Albert
J. Gray. Special music will be
provided by a brass quartet from
the Tyndall Field band and by
S/Sgt. Dwight J. Boileau. The
service will be broadcast over
a public address system.
A Catholic sunrise mass will be
celebrated by Chaplain William J.
Domey on the concrete apron in
front of the P.L.M. hangar near
Post Operations. The mass will be
sung by a choir composed of Wacs
and enlisted men under the direc-
tion of Sgt. Thomas Malone and
Pvt. Robert Jobson. A group of
officers will stand guard during
the mass, which will be served by
an officer and an enlisted man.
The ceremonies will be broadcast
over a public address system.
This mass will take the place of
the regular 8 o'clock mass.
Colonel Persons, commanding of-
ficer of the field, and the com-
manding officers of the organi-
zations are cooperating with the
chaplains in these services, and.
but you must keep that supply
line open. It is established
through faith in His only begot-
ten Son as your personal saviour
and it can be kept open through
prayer, through communion and
fellowship with him and through
obedience to his revealed will.
Some men pray in the face of
death, others swear profanely.
The only difference is that those
who can effectively pray in such
a crisis are those who have con-
stantly maintained their spirit-
ual supply line.
--- Cha pel SerifirF --
Sunday School, Post Chapel.9 A.M.
Worship, Colored Rec Hall..9 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel......10 A.M.
Worship, Skunk Hollow.....10 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel....7:30 P.M.
Fellowship Meeting......7:30 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal.........7:30 P.M.
Mass, Post Chapel...... ..8 A.M.
Mass, Post Theater........10 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel......11: 15 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel........6:30 P.M.
(and any time chaplain is in his
Worship Service..........7:30 P.M,
Two special Protestant services
will be held in the Post Chapel
during Holy Week, April 2-9,
Chaplain Wilmer P. Fulmer, Post
chaplain, announced this week.
On Thursday night at 8 o'clock
a Communion Service will be held,
commemorating the Last Sipper.
On Good Friday a service will
be held during the noon hour from
12:15 to 1:30 p.m., commemorating
our Lord's death on the Cross.
This service will consist of fbur
15-minute devotional periods as
follows; 12:15, 12:35, 12:50 and
1:15. Protestant personnel of the
field may come at any time during
the service and stay as long as
Another special feature of the
Holy Week observance will be a
daily two-minute prayer period
during the noon hour. At 12:01
each day recorded chimes will be
broadcast from the Post Chapel
for two minutes during which time
all personnel of the field are
urged to engage in prayer.
a large attendance of personnel
is anticipated. The Department of
Training will delay the starting
of classes in the school to per-
mit the students to attend.
In the event of inclement
weather, the Protestant service
will be held in the Post Chapel
and the mass will be celebrated
-in the Post Theater.
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S LIBRARY NOTES
The monthly report for the Post
Library shows a total of over
1840 registered borrowers, and
4475 popular available books for
interested readers. Some of the
popular books of the month are:
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Gbd
Is My Co-Pilot, Ernie Pyle In
England, Berlin Diary, So Help
Me by George Jessel, and Kenneth
1Pbert's Northwest Passage.
Text books which are most in
demand are those pertaining to
aviation mathematics and physics.
Some new books dealing with the
above subjects are: Aviation Gets
Down To Earth, Flight (First Prin-
ciples), All American Aircraft,
General Trade Mathematics, The
Gist of Mathematics, and Math For
The Aviation Trades.
Because of the comparatively
small library space and the small
collection of books, utmost care
must be taken of all available
books to insure their safe and
* Make the Post Library a "must
stop" during your spare time or
off duty hours.
SCHEDULE OF HOURS
Daily except Sunday: 9 A.M.
to 12 noon, 2 P.M. to 5P.M.,
7 P.M. to 9 P.M.; Sunday: 2 BM.
to 5P.M., 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.
"There comes a time in the af-
fairs of men when they must pre-
pare to defend not their homes
alone but the tenets of faith and
humanity on which their churches,
their governments and their very
civilization are founded. The
defense of rel igion, of democracy,
and of good faith among nations
is all the same fight. To save
one we must now make up our minds
to save all."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
To the Editor:
In the last issue of the Target
there appeared in the letter to
the editor section a note an P.T.,
dealing mostly with the point of
view of men in their thirties.
I'd like to take up the cudgel
in behalf of the majority, the
men under thirty.
While at first there may have
been general antagonism towards
the P.T. program, I believe by
now the majority of G.I. s con-
sider P.T. in a more favorable
light. They understand and ap-
preciate its purpose.
Here at Tyndall, at least half
of each period is usually devoted
to calisthenics or the obstacle
course and the other half to "free
play." That's the point I'd like
to argue During the "free play"
period you have your choice of
basketball, volley ball or soft-
ball. I have no quarrel with
that, but why should handball en-
thusiasts be discriminated a-
gainst? And suppose a fellow
wants to work out on a set of
wall pulleys, or on a striking
bag, must he trot down to the gym
(which as yet does not have pul-
leys) and waste fifteen minutes
of his half hour period "enroute?"
Why can't these facilities be
made available at the P.T. areas
along with the others? Certainly
there are funds enough in the P. T
treasury to provide such equip-
Another point, since all en-
listed men and officers must take
FROM THIS COLUMN A YEAR AGO:
"...Wedding bells will soon ring
once more for another member of
the Nurse' Corps. Miss Eason
will be coming down the aisle --
Lt. Dangler will be waiting with
a smile. Then whey'll enjoy a
honeymoon for two, she at her
quarters and he at the B.O.Q.
...Cpl. Harry Mabel, the MAN's
chauffeur, says he is sweating
out 'Chaplain's O.C.S.' They say
his collection of T. S. tickets is
second to none..."
It's been a wonderful week.
Almost a score of distinguished
members of the 69th received hon-
orary memberships In the "104
Club" and have been paying their
dues with proceeds from scrap
paper gleaned from the squadron
area and Washington Circle...The
349th put the finishing touches
on their gigantic squadron sign,
comparable only to the Wrigley
sign which adorns Times Square.
When questioned as to the reason
for the "king size" of the sign,
Ist/Sgt. Wilcutt explained that
Its chief purpose Is to "light
the way home for our men who find
it difficult to distinguish our
barracks from others when they
are In that condition."
The best break that any man on
Tyndall has ever received now
goes to the top-ranking gunner
of each class. His gift of a
week-end in town with all expens-
es paid is a handsome reward to a
deserving guy. The latest ao-
commodation to be offered to the
"Rhodes Scholars of the air" is a
cleaning and new leather wrist
band for the gunner's watch
P.T., isn't there a possibility
of fbnning a sort of P.T. Council
composed of representatives of
the Physical Training Department
and officers and enlisted men,
who would meet once a month and
discuss possible improvements of
changes in the P.T. program fbr
the good of all concerned? Any
changes suggested would probably
have to be approved by a higher
headquarters, but if it is a
change for the better I should
think it would be welcomed by
those who are responsible fbr the
army physical training program.
The guy what rit you all that
letter las weak about PT and us
guys who are almost 38, but ain' t,
really had something. I agree
with him. But unlike him I has
devised a way of doing' something
To wit, When you're 38 you
don't have to do that obstickel
course. Well, I'm not 38, but
I'm almost so I almost do the
obstickle course. When the 20
and 21 and 30 year old kids have
to do something I figger I have
to almost do it so I almost do.
But that guy ought to stick to
fax. The Simon Lagrees of the
Physical Torture department has
divided the men into age groups
for taking PT. Group 1 is them
from the age of 1 year to the age
of 1. Group 2is from 18 to 38
and Group 3 is from 38 to 99.
has given the field in general
many of their heartiest chuckles
we feel that we can do no less at
this time than to run a photo-
graph of the modest cartoonist.
Ample proof that bivouacs are
what you make them was clearly
demonstrated on last Friday's
trek to the now defunct skeet
ranges. During the evening hours
when gas attacks are most fertile,
the bivouacing group were around
their campfires a la the Contin-
ental Army at Valley Forge when a
jeep effected entrance to the
area and began discharging gas.
Before the occupants of the jeep
(Chemical Warfare men from the
word "gas! ") could get rid of
their entire load of the volatile
stuff they were surrounded and
captured, including the jeep, by
an alert group of officers and
enlisted men. It was our mis-
fortune not to be present for the
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through the courtesy of Stander-
fer Jewelers on the "main drag. "
.. Incidentally, Sgt. Saul Saniof,
who was largely responsible fbr
arranging the gunners' gala week-
end, announced that he has two
silver dollars which he fund in
the 69th day room recently. The
rightful owner can claim same
with proper identification of
the, leather case in which the
cartwheels were found and naming
the date of the oldest coin.
Over at the Dept. of Training
Weapons Section they're boosting
a newcomer in their midst by the
name of Cpl. York in the hopes
that he will make sergeant and
then they can bask in the re-
flected glory of a member who
bears the same name of the famed
World War I hero. For the in-
formation of all concerned, the
Post Photo Section three months
ago welcomed a Sgt. York to their
happy home. He is Sgt. Harry
York and he rates as good with a
camera as the first Sgt. York did
with a rifle...Sgt. McCrary of
S-2 instigated the counter-attack
against the paper mill on Monday
through the distributlon-of-
cigars-method. Sir stork visited
the McCrarys over the weekend,
after a slight delay en route,
and now Mabel and Donn Alfred are
doing nicely at the station hospi-
tal. Mac's first advice to his
son was, "Before your team plays
Ordnance, make sure that your men
can tell the Knepper twins apart! "
Sgt. Marshall Goodman, creator
of your favorite cartoons in this
paper is now on furlough. He was
unable to prepare in advance any
of his truly humorous drawings.
However, because Marshall doesn't
blow his own horn, and since he
ONE MAN'S OPINION
What's Yours ?
NOW AND FOREVER
A night-attacking force of be-
tween 100 and 200 Nazi planes
bombed "invasion concentrations"
in an unnamed British coastal
town on Monday, killing a number
of persons and causing consider-
able damage. Despite all this,
the rain of flares dropped by the
Luftwaffe supports the opinion
that the raid was ostensibly
planned for picture-taking pur-
poses. D-Day looms large in the
harassed German mind and realiz-
ing this, Nazi propaganda has
consistently endeavored to blunt
the sharp, psychological edge in-
vasion rumors have given to the
Allies. Beyond the negative value
of the camera mission it must
have been a positive relief for
the long grounded Luftwaffe to
take to the air again for a few
The present stock of Jap held
atolls is going fast and unless
Tojo is able to persuade the al-
lied microscopic marine organisms
to form a few new ones, the Jap-
anese must look forward to an
atoll-less pacific empire. Life
in the Pacific would be unbearable
for the average citizen of Japan
without the pretty island am-
buscades to hide away in. There,
the chatter of the monkey falls
natively on his ear and he is at
once completely at home. The rude
foot the Allies have put forth in
the Pacific must seem to him as
Gulliver's did to the Lillipu-
tians, a hob-nailed menace to
their little kingdom. Only this
'swift' character does not travel
alone, but in company with 10,000
others, all of whom would like
nothing better than to stamp out
the resident Nips quicker than
you can say Jonathan S.
From their burrows deep within
Casslno's wind-sifted ruins, air-
borne Nazi moles continue to re-
sist all Allied efforts to un-
earth them. In this, they are be-
ing helped by the ancient system
of caves that honeycomb the sur-
rounding hills and provide safe
passage for their replacements.
Thus, for the first time, the
Nazis are having some success
with an "underground movement,"
and whether or not they are dig-
ging their own graves in the
bloody ruins, the fact remains
that Highway 6 which winds beyond
Cassino to distant Rome is still
closed to Allied traffic.
Moscow's victory cannon thund-
ered again this week as a victor-
ious Red Army swarmed into the
Black Sea port of Nikolaev, just
62 miles due west of Odessa, last
evacuation port for the remnant
divisions of the sundered Nazi-
Ukrainian line. Using the present
Russian rate of advance as an
index, it is doubtful whether
enough of the retreating goose-
steppers will reach Odessa to
make a honking success of their
escape to the sea. As before,
Hitler may be depended on to
order Odessa held to the last
oarlock despite the terrific
paddling on the German rear,
which is hunky dory as far as the
boatmen from the Volga and the
Dnieper are concerned.
One should never put on one's
best trousers to go out and fight
THF TYHnkll TdRR6T
April I, 1944
Page 6 THE TYNDALL TARGET
OLD FAITHFUL GOES AWOL, SHOWS UP IN WAC AREA;
GERSHON, WISDOM TEETH GO TO HOSPITAL
Army's New Turtle on Wheels
Certain subversive activities
have been taking place down the
Shack way. Sighted recently was
one of the greatest scientific
feats of the age. Yellowstone
Park's Old Faithful went AW L
Old Faithful is no longer faith-
ful. A nation wide search was
made for it, but since Tyndall
Field is not within the boundaries
of the U.S.A., they failed to
find Old FaithfUl's hiding place.
If only they had asked the T/F
Wacs! Between barracks #1 and
#2, there in all its glory, was
he geyser. It spurted faith-
fully Wednesday noon last and
has subsequently disappeared.
Ooooh, the stuff at the Shackl
Seems as if Bottini is now a
mother--or father. Her long
suffering room-mate, Dewey, awoke
from a deep sleep and found, with-
in the confines of the roonm,-a
CAT. And Sgt. Bottini got up and
went to work Just as if nothing
unusual had happened. The cat
has been christened several names
upon several separate occasions.
Those fit to print are not offic-
ial as the gender of Bottini's
offspring is not yet disclosed-L
Then Gershon decided to grow
wisdom teeth which proved not so
wise. She was in the hospital
with them--the teeth are home
brew and quite attached to her--
for a couple days (in the hospi-
tal, not the teeth.)
In the mess hall, Metz, Cook,
Sylvas, and assorted species were
gabbing with Kaypees-they were
on speaking terms that day; and
Mary "Hairpin" Harpin was remind-
ed of the day that she and Fran
Duncan were conscientiously toss-
ing all the garbage out. Also
anything they could lay their
little demolitionistic paws on.
They found some cream colored
stuff in a pan and threw it out.
It was Peggy Sylvus's frosting
for the cake. So Peggy made an-
other batch of frosting.
Our Eager Kaypees came upon
more of that 'ishy looking' stuff
and threw it out too. Patiently
Peggy whipped up more wondering
what was happening to her frost-
ing--after all, it's a strange
cook who can 'lose' two batches
of frosting. When Hairpin and
Dunk cane by again, they saw more
of that stuff and were lugging
that out to the garbage can too,
when Peggy, who decided to keep
her eyes open, found the. They
were not charged with sabotage.
However, pots and pans became
most familiar to them that day.
One orientation class, Lt.
Rusher made his debut down Wac
Way. He 'rushed' over to the
Target Office to know what men-
tion--however mean--was made of
his coming-out party. He should
have known that when the hastily
gathered (ATT. Capt. Brunner)
cabbages, tomatoes, and apples
resting innocently in the firm
grasp of the audience were not
put to any vile use, he had pass-
ed--with indorsement. Fact is,
he can even come back again and
no vegetables will be applied.
Congratulations are in order:
Perry had a rabbit; Pongratz had
a Wave; and Schultz is 'expect-
ing' to be married April 16th
IN RE that Schultz "affair."
Evidently she is taking her en-
gagement ring quite seriously.
She is actually going two-step
down the Post Chapel aisle-in a
white satin bizness and Rosie
Simko is going to be disguised in
a powder blue and pink thing.
Drooling will be allowed. Schultz
does' t even mind if people see
whom she hooked. She invites
everybody to trot down Sunday
evening WOSAB (roughly translated,
Verbal Order Of Schultz And Boy-
es.) SUMMARY: All Wac "parents"
are resting quietly. Visiting
geysers have moved onward. The
CQ is coming with her little lan-
tern so it is time to check in.
(Mat 83-491) U. S. Army Signal Corps Photo
This is Armored Car M8, the Army's latest combat vehicle. Designed
by the Ordnance Department to combine the speed and maneuverability
of an automobile with the punch of a light tank, the M8 is a six-wheeled,
eight-ton armored car, mounting a 37 mm. cannon and a .30 calibre
machine gun. A crew of four handles this "turtle on wheels."
Algiers (CNS)-Lt. Frank Mc-
Williams, of Olean, N. Y., unin-
jured in 50 flying combat mis-
sions, took a few minutes off for
a hot game of ping pong. Reach-
ing for a high shot, he sprained
his back, was carried out on a
stretcher and has been in a hospi-
tal ever since.
Drop in Some Time
Algiers (CNS)--Cpl. Nathan S.
Levy, of New York, was lying in
a muddy foxhole when the mail
clerk gave him a letter. It was
from a New York hotel, inform-
ing Levy that the hotel hadn't
seen him for a long time and cer-
tainly would appreciate an early
renewal of his patronage.
POST BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PAIRING
(Team coaches and players clip and save for reference)
Q. I have been sending my
mother a family allowance of $37
a month, as a partial dependent.
Recently my sister, who used to
help support my mother, was
married and can no longer send my
mother any money. Is it possible
for me to get an additional allow-
ance for my mother's support?
A. Yes. If your mother now de-
pends upon you for her chief sup-
port, she is entitled to receive an
allowance of $50 a month.
Q. Are airmen eligible to re-
ceive the Bronze Star?
A. Yes, under certain circum-
stances. The Bronze Star, newest
Army award, is given "for heroic
or meritorious achievement, in
combat or in support of combat
on the ground." It is expected
that members of the ground forces
will lead eligibility lists although
airmen may win it too-but not
in the air.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
-ONE WEEK OF THE WA
March 25 April I
LAST WEEK, as throughout the
month of March, the most im-
portant and encouraging war
news came from the great bat-
tlefields of southern Russia.
The Second Ukrainian Army, in
a drive which has few paral-
lels in modern warfare, has
smashed the three great river
lines which formed the basis
for German defense of the Bal-
kans. One by one, the Bug, the
Dniester and the Prut have
crumbled before the hammer-
blows of the Red Army. One
third of Bessarabia, the dis-
puted province on Rumania's
eastern border, is now in Sov-
iet hands. All that remains of
the great German armies in the
Ukraine are 100,000 troops
facing the threat of slow en-
circlement in a huge semi-
circle north of Odessa. The
territory of Rumania itself
has been penetrated at two po-
ints, and Hitler's Balkan sat-
ellites are trembling before
the onrushing armies of the
The campaign to drive the
Germans out of southern Russia
is not yet over, but its out-
come is no longer in doubt. In
many places the Nazi retreat
has become little less than a
rout, and the German command-
ers seem helpless to stop or
even to slow the advance of
the Russian forces. In midweek
the Black Sea port of Nikolaev
surrendered to troops of the
Third and Fourth Ukrainian Ar-
mies, and the way is now open
for a drive along the coast of
the Black Sea toward Odessa,
the fifth largest city in Bus-
sia. The German forces north
of Odessa are surrounded on
three sides, and the advance
of the Second Ukrainian Army
southward through Bessarabia
may soon cut their last route
of escape by land. It may be
possible for the Germans to
evacuate part of their forces
by sea from Odessa, but in all
likelihood most of it will
never see the Fatherl and again.
SThe fall of Odessa, which
cannot now be long delayed,
will also hopelessly isolate
the German-held Crimea.
Hitler's Balkan allies, their
countries overrun by German
soldiers, are in no position
to get out of the war at pres-
ant, but th'e nearness of the
Russian armies is already
causing tremendous unrest, and
from now on, the problem of
"holding down" the Balkans
will be almost as serious for
Hitler as the problem of "hold-
ing off" the Pussians.
In Russia, at least, the of-
fensive power of the Wehrmacht
has crumbled forever, and the
westward drive of the Soviet
armies will soon produce re-
percussions throughout the
length and breadth of Fortress
THE AIR WAR over Europe con-
tinues withoutalet up. In ad-
dition to dropping thousands
of tons of TNT on Germany it-
self, the Allied Air Forces
last week paid particular at-
tention to the Calais area of
the French "invasion coast."
German fighter opposition over
the latter area was extremely
light, but in a raid on Bruns-
wick, Germany, on Wednesday
U.S. Flying Fortresses managed
to bait the Luftwaffe into
sending up some of its prec-
ious fighter planes. The re-
sult was that 39 of the Nazi
fighters went down again, but
this time in flames.
ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO a number
of British Indian troops man-
aged to push over halfway up
the slopes of Monte Cassino--
a steep hill just outside the
battered town of Cassino, on
the Italian battlefront.Short-
ly thereafter they were cut
off from communication with
our main forces in the town,
and last week it became nec-
essary to withdraw them from
their exposed position.
This in no way means that
the Allies are abandoning the
battle for Cassino, as head-
line readers might suppose;
the battle will go on until we
have won it, and with the com-
ing of spring in Italy the job
should be easier. The winter
rains have seriously hampered
our aerial operations and have
often made tank movements and
other ground operations prac--
tically impossible. Soon we
will have a chance to show
what we can do when "General
Mud" is not fighting on the
side of the Axis.
THE PACIFIC THEATER of war,
after a sudden blaze-up of ac-
tivity a month ago, is now
temporarily quiet again. Quiet,
that is, as far as ground op-
erations are concerned. We
have completely encircled the
Pacific bases of Rabaul and
Kavieng, and have established
ourselves firmly in the strat-
egic Marshall Isl ands. The
scene now shifts to the air,
and Act I is taking place over
Wewak on the northern coast of
New Guinea. This vital Japan-
Where Does Eire Stand?
(Mat 83-492) Map from Press Association
Neutral, strategically-located Eire has tried to ignore the war, but
forthcoming events may force her to take a stand. Recently the U. S.
and Great Britain asked the Irish government to expel enemy agents
from Eire-on the grounds that they were using Ireland's position to spy
on Allied troops in England. Eire refused and now Britain has suspended
all travel to both Eire and Ulster (Northern Ireland). International ob-
servers believe the Irish hope for an Allied victory, but so far they have
not tipped their hand.
ese base is now being given
the same treatment which has
reduced Rabaul to useless rub-
ble. Our air forces have made
it almost impossible for the
Japanese to reinforce Wewak,
and its harbors and airfields
are now a very dangerous place
for any Japanese ship or plane
unlucky enough to be caught
THE JAPANESE DRIVE into the
Indian border state of Manipur
is making progress against
bitter Allied opposition. Four
Japanese columns are converg-
ing upon Jmphal, the capital
of Manipur. This push, if suc-
cessful, cold, injure communi-
cations which are vital to the
Allied drives into Burma at
the north and south ends of
the battleline. But it would
be foolish to assume that this
Japanese attack is the begin-
ning of an attempt to concnier
India. India is a vast sub-
continent in itself, and the
Japanese are far too busy de-
fending what they have to
start any new conquests of
such magnitude. But the fact
that we are temporarily on the
defensive in Burma should at
least serve to remind us that
the war is far from over, and
that there will be many set-
backs before we march through
the streets of Berlin and
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THE TYNDALL TARGET
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N O 29th. Soviet troops have crossed the Prut River
S IRAU F into Rumania at two points. Far to the east,
R U S SN FO N. other Russian armies are driving westward from
Nikolaev to the great part of Odessa.
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Drawn at Tyndall Field, Fla.
April I, 1944
I TYNDALL TALES
(Continued from Page 5) '
CPL. WALTER S. MEURER
With a record score of 139 on
his final academic examination,
Cpl. Walter S. Meurer completed
his gunnery training here as top
gunner of class 44-13. His score
of 139 is one of the highest yet
made on the final exam by any en-
listed man or cadet.
Meurer hails from Chicago and
has been in the Army 18 months.
He has attended Lowry Field's
armament school and also the
Briggs turret school in Detroit.
Prior to entering the gunnery
school he had been stationed at
Tyndall for more than a year as
a turret instructor.
The ranking gunner is a grad-
uate of Chicago's Lane Tech High
School, is married, and lists
swimming and tennis as his favor-
Here are his gunnery records:
Skeet.......63% Moving Base...53%
Tower Range.76% Cal. 50.,.....94%
Turrets.....96% Aircraft Rec,.95%
Sighting....98% Jam Handy .....84
Jeep Ranges. 29.6% Air-to-Air 1.9%
SERGEANT TRIES TO BUY NIGHT CLUB--NO SALE;
IVESTER'S 'YACHT' CAPSIZES
Dirty Digs: lhat certain serg-
eant in our Parts dept. recently
was heard attempting to purchase
a well known night spot in Panama
City, using as a down payment his
previous expenditures at this es-
tablishment. As yet we have not
heard of the outcome of his en-
deavors. His persistancy has as-
sured us that he will .either get
the establishment or the DT's
A Pfc. commonly known around
the squadron as "glamour boy,"
feeling fatigued, visited the
field dispensary two weeks ago
for a checkup and was informed
that he would have to curtail his
social activities, or suffer dire
consequences. We feel it wse, at
this time, to fbrwarn the female
populace of the surrounding vi-
cinity of his intentions of drop-
ping from circulation temporarily
A certain cpl., on whose shoul-
ers rests the entire responsi-
bility of the organization, has
seen fit to criticize our humble
eftbrts in this column. He bases
his criticism on seven years ex-
perience editing a publication,
which he chooses not to name. We
do not lish to provoke any enmity
but we suggest to this cpl. that
less criticism and more assist-
ance in our endeavors would be in
better taste. Incidentally, this
cpl., while browsing around the
attics, for heaven knows what,
had the misfbrtune to fall through
the ceiling and land abruptly on
the floor below. He immediately
volunteered to act as dummy for
any first aid class.
Yachtsman Ivester, after spend-
ing several weeks constructing a
very trim sailboat, met disaster
one evening in a test run by cap-
'sizing his boat at the entrance
of Pearl Bayou. This emergency
was duck soup to the members of
the squadron effecting his rescue.
Both Deep Sea Dan and his craft,
after certain treatments, are now
as good as new (treatment being
non-alcoholic). Of course, Dan' s
enthusiasm fbr sailing has been
We are now the proud possessor
of a new mess sergeant. We wish
to take this opportunity to fbr-
mally welcome S/Sgt. John Bel-
vise. We would like to throw a
bouquet,to Cpl. Willie Denker
who up until the time of his
change of assignment did a grand
job in the mess hall. Willie is
now a member of the crew of the
P-72, and we know that our loss
is their gain. Incidentally, the
tasty pies and other pastries
which have been appearing mysteri-
ously on the menu of late are the
handiwork of our new baker, Dave
Goldstein, who labors till the
wee hours of morn in their prep-
aration, while you lugs sleep.
Much thanks, Dave old boy.
-CAPTAIN OF THE HEAD
EASTER MOVIE TO BE
SHOWN NEXT WEEK
A movie entitled "The Power of
God" depicting the transforming
power of God in the lives of men
in all walks of life will be
shown at various places on Tyn-
dall Field during the week pre-
ceding Easter, beginning April 2.
The film, which has been enacted
by professional movie stars under
the sponsorship of the Lutheran
church, has been shown at army
camps throughout the nation. It
presents a challenging, inspiring
drama of every day life.
Sunday, 6:30 P.M., Rec Hall 2.
Tuesday, 7:00 P.M., Hospital;
8:00 P.M., Post Chapel.
Good Friday, 7:00 P.M., WAC
Det.; 8:00 P.M., Skunk Hollow.
The 30th Aviation Glee Club
will appear at each showing.
A black onyx class ring was
lost Thursday afternoon somewhere
between the Sub-Depot and the
Post Cafeteria. The initials
"E J. L are inscribed on the in-
side of the band. Mrs. Ethel
Pichard, owner of the ring, asks
the finder to please get in touch
with her at Warehouse #2, Unit B.
The telephone number there is
Two soldiers were carrying a
buddy in a stretcher. 'What hap-
pened to him?' asked a passerby.
'He just came off KP.
'Well, that's not the way to
'Hospital, hell! He's going on
'That husband of mine is a
'Yes, I just saw a chicken pick
occasion, but from a first hand
source we learned that the "in-
vaders" were tied to trees and
held without bail to await a
court-martial. Little time was
lost in setting up the legal
machinery and Major Loren Bryan,
bivouac commander, appointed Cap-
tain Edwin Morgan as president of
Representing the prosecution was
an able barrister from 'way back,
Lt. Edward Cooke, who pressed his
case with the agility of a Dewey
and a Powers. Bringing tears to
the eyes of the court in behalf
of the defendants was Lt. Robert
Bridgeford, understudy to Tyn-
dall's outstanding master of the
defense, Major Frederick Fleming.
Captain Addison Barry was select-
ed as the law member of the
court. Bearing the brunt for the
defendants was Captain Vinson S.
White, post chemical warfare of-
ficer. The legal battle raged on
for close to three hours when fi-
nally the defendants were found
guilty in a closed session. Minus
shoes and socks, bound hand to
foot, the defendants received the
verdict with bowed heads. As part
of the punishment, Capt. White
received occasional "water treat-
ments" which he took in good
grace. When justice was finally
deemed done and the culprits
released, the two enlisted men,
Pfcs. Clark and Cartwright, is-
sued a statement to the effect
that they had hoped to be "de-
tained" at least until after Sat-
urday morning's inspection. All
in all, the trial added a humor-
ous touch to the bivouac, with
Captain White gaining considerable
comment on his excellent sports-
manship and M/Sgt. Curt Bull com-
mitting what amounted to treason
when he drove the captured jeep
to a safe biding place. It seems
the jeep had an attachment which
released the tear gas when the
motor was started, and many of
their gas masks down.
Major Cleo Miller returned last
week a graduate of the flight
surgeon's school. However, his
return was only tueporary and he
has left us fbr a new assignment.
The former station hospital com-
mander rated tops with his GI' s
and officers and his good humor
and interest in all fbrms of ath-
letics will be greatly missed...
T/Sgt. Bill Castle, iho was here
to wash the putty stains from the
windows of the field' s first pho-
to section, and now NCOIC of that
department, east away all claims
to his honorary title as the most
confirmed T/F bachelor when he
walked down the aisle on Thursday
with the former Lila Childs of
the Civilian Training department.
We extend somewhat reluctant fe-
licitations to the couple because
Bill, in his capacity with the
photo section, has been associat-
ed with The Target almost from
its start and he did' t give us
the exclusive release on his wed-
ding plans. In fact, we didn' t
hear about it until Monday, and
the boys had to revive us with a
stimulating shot of hypo-in the
face. (Nothing developed, of
In honor of the occasion, the
photo and reproduction boys threw
a party for Sgt. Castle at a lo-
cal eatery Tuesday night. Amid
two-inch thick steaks (there are
such things) and freely flowing
Cuban laughing water, more than
100 toasts were offered during
the course of the evening. Every-
one present was heard from with
oratory medals going to Capt. J.
A. Dickerman, post photo officer,
for his lively anecdotes. However
top quip of the party was made by
TSgt. Johnny Mitchell, who while
offering a toast to Castle, was
interrupted by some heckling from
civilians seated at a nearby
table. Mitchell paused a moment,
turned toward the hecklers' table
and said, "Boys, a toast to the
Best news of this week, or any
week to the field's baseball fans,
is that the 25-mile traveling
limit has been suspended and that
Tyndall will have a post diamond
squad. See the sports page for
details....6/Sgt. Ralph Boyes,
another T/F oldtlmer, will share
his pay and life's other little
burdens withWac Cpl. Fern Schultz
as of April 11. (According to re-
liable information, Fern will be
the first Wac on the field to
take advantage of the new regula-
tion which permits the army gals
to wear civilian finery for a
wedding ceremony)....Curtis Mc-
Call, civilian manager of the
post cafeteria, has been catering
to T/F military and ctiilian per-
sonnel since the day the cons-
truction workers built the first
latrine on the site-to-be. Thurs-
day we caught him flipping flap-
jacks (hotcakes or pancakes,
'pending where you're from) on
the cafeteria's morning griddle
and we asked if he'd taken over
as chef. "No," he said, "but I'm
going to be doing this for Uncle
Sam next month and I'm just get-
ting a little practice!"
There is a rumor afloat that
Sgt. Ray Barrette may soon be
packing his bags bound for sn-
other station. Before it's too
late, we'd like to nominate Bar-
rette as the man most likely, to
succeed. He has always carried
himself like a soldier, he has
never pulled his rank, and above
all, he is one of the few who
have never stooped to start a Tu-
mor or pass one on. And, while
possibly not as outstanding, has
been Barrette's total abstinence
from taking advantage of his
close association wlth the field' s
ranking officers. (Incidentally,
what dayofwhat month is today?)
3 44 m .-
Our nomination for bathing
beauty pin-up gal for 1944 (and
1945, too) is fetching Janet (Cor.
liss Archer) Waldo, of the CBS
Saturday program. Spring, doubt-
less, is here, at last!
Page 8 THE TYNDALL TARGET
SANDERSON RETURNS FROM
APALACH; DAY ROOM MAGS
SPORT NEW COVERS
S/Sgt. Paul Sanderson is back
with us after being at Apalach
fbr quite a while. Paul used to
be with the outfit and is one of
the old timers of the squadron.
We lost Cpl. G. Ballard in the
shuffle since he went to the
Cpl. J. Kelone is back from his
"mnrpa" furlough and seems to be
in pretty good shape now. He
just looks a little fat around
Our magazines are now sporting
new covers and the day roan looks
a great deal better with all of
the fancy covers. These new
covers ought to prevent the boys
from taking the magazines to
Texas lost a native son re-
cently when Sgt. R. Turner went
to a northern spot to take in
some scenery and cane back with
lavish praise for Cincinnati and
its environs. He claims that all;
of his love for the heart of
Texas has dwindled down to noth-;
ing and hereafter all of his
furloughs will be spent "up
At long last Pvt. G. Kooey has
found a blouse to fit him, after
being in the Anny tfor more than
18 months. The size of his blouse
was 50 Regular and his trousers
had to be made special at Phila-
S/Sgts. P. yan and T. Marshall
are going to M.P. school at
Barksdale Field, La., to learn
all about the fine arts of M.P.
work. They'll be gone for about
BANTER: There was quite a bit of
excitement around the barracks
after inspection the other Sat-
urday. The cause of it was a lit-
tle rabbit, and 50 boys and three
dogs were chasing the poor de-
fenseless thing.... tsk tsk.Pvt.
Diaz was so homesick recently
that he asked the Major for a
transfer anywhere.... Some PX gal
had Sgt. Keyes blushing the other
afternoon when she asked him for
a date....Sgt. Morris and the
supply room personnel have to go
to classes three times a week ..
two hours per class....Pvt. Zink-
an has stopped drinking beer and
so Pvt. Sipe is drinking twice
as much to keep up beer sales....
The Rec hall has been looking
like Guardians' homecoming week
since Pvts. Isaacs, Diaz, Schra-
der, Spencer, Wright and Palmer
have been going there regularly.
--Cpl. San Marotta
CADETS WIN "E" FLAG;
BUGGE, TURRET TUSSLE
Tyndall's "E" flag is flying in
front of Squadron A's orderly
roan this week and if the spirit
of the aviation cadets composing
the squadron can be taken as an
indication it will remain there
The bombardier and navigator
trainees won the flag in Satur-
day's inspection and it is going
to take a lot of elbow grease on
the part of other men to take it
away from them
Likewise it will require a lot
of work for then to keep it but
they are determined to do it. In
their first post inspection the
previous week the cadets placed
After many hours spent in class-
rooms the men at last are firing
caliber .50 machine guns. Now
in their third week here they
have spent 12 hours on the mal-
flnction rage, and are now study-
Turret classes have been pro-
viding the men with many laughs
as they watch Harold A. Bugge, a
six foot three inch Texan, try to
squeeze into a perry ball tur-
ret. In fact, his classmates say
they have to shove him in.
The Bluebirds are happy to
welcome Lt. Jonas Ralson to their
midst. He comes to us froman the
344th flexible gunnery training
At our last squadron meeting it
was decided to buy some new trim-
mings fbr our day room end we are
looking forward to a new home-
like atmosphere prevailing there.
Have you been on the bivouac
yet? Well, you will find that
the funniest or shall I say the
most amusing things happen.
A group of the "line gang* hap-
pened to be in the same platoon
so that is how I got these good
boners. A guy named Teck was
falling in our platoon and, being
uncovered of the man in the file
in front of him, was asked, "what
rank are you in, Teck?" To which
he answered "No, just staff. "
o was the S/Sgt. who was up
at three o' clock n the morning
looking for M/Sgt. Jones to pull
a prank on him and came up to a
tent, grabbed a guy by the shoul-
der and addressed him as "Joe,
hey Joe. And when Joe answered
it was a captain and he was high-
ly resentful of being awakened in
the middle of the night.
The captain was a good Joe, if
not I guess the S/Sgt. would have
been lying in one of the slit
trenches. Willie Solomon has
only eight more days to sweat out
that furlough and to New York he
is making a "B" line.
Lt. Milo W. Jones never ceases
to get a kick out of getting to
go to school again, so here he is
off to Washington State for an-
other, shall we say, vacations.
What a pleasure it would be to be
an engineering officer. Especial-
ly one that still can get off to
G.l.s Find "A Home"
Well, we see that the men who
went to Apalachicola are none the
worse for wear and tear. With
sack time, "home cooked" chow,
plane rides, and interesting PT
classes, who would' t want to
spend the rest of their Army
career in such a place?
What is. this we hear about sane
of the fellows using water, mop
and other cleaning apparatus
after the flight missions. Was
it something you ate fellows?...
It appears that some of the men
were dumbfounded when approached
with delay-in-route applications.
Don't tell us that none of the
men have ever been confronted
with the traveling problem?
There should be great rejoic-
ng, this being the last week of
school fbr 44-4. Here's hoping
all the men have furlough money
left by the time they are ready
to leave. From what has been
rumored the ivories have really
been hitting the wall.
William "Mortimer" Augustine
has been staying up late nights,
not to speak of all the spare
time during the day, writing let-
ters Could it be that he's get-
ting slightly homesick? He
shouldn't; not with "Snuffy' Ger-
ber and Jerry Battaglia in the
same room to keep the home fires
burning... Yep, we think that Cpl.
Moss and Sgt. Parsons have at
last found their lost talent.
With the pool balls kept con-
tinuously clicking it's certain
that these two won't be without
a profession after this war is
With the last days of school
"Just around the comer" forClass
44-14, we, the permanent person-
nel of student squadron "D," wish
yu the best of everything. Good
Home Front Honey Salutes
HEY, YOU BUNCH OF CROOKS, I THINK
I'VE LEARNED HOW THIS THING WORKS!
LT. SMITH WAS FORMER
CONTRACT PLAYER FOR
This is the last issue before
payday and though we' re not broke,
we re badly bent. We sure will
be glad to see the Eagle this
The Weapons Dept. welcomes an-
other officer this week. He is
Lt. John Smith. Before entering
the Army, Lt. Smith was under
contract to Warner Bros. of Holly-
wood. We understand he is quit,
a dancer. He'll be at home in the
Weapons Dept., where we' re always
on our toes.
After so many weeks of being
rated first on the weekly seminar
given to the top ten percent of
the graduating gunners, we drop-
ped to second. This is only a
temporary condition, and is noth-
ing what a good dose of sulphur
and molasses won' t cure. The
Moving Base Range was rated first
this week. This was no doubt die
to the fact that the Instructors
on the Moving Base smell only the
gun powder in the air and they
don't know that it's Spring yet.
Sgt. Wine learned a new way of
playing poker the other day when
they took the pot from him on an
ace, two, three, four, five,
straight...One of our Senior In-
structors, Sgt. Weatherby, wen
home on furlough this week ant
left his car on the field. How--
ever, he failed to leave his gas
ration book. Anyone having some
soiled or dirty gas ration stamps
they are ashamed to turn in, see
Our Dept. has a Cpl. York in
it. York is bucking fbr Sgt. so
he can be known as Sgt. York.
Good sized boy to carry that name
around, too. By the way, York is
the only guy in the barracks with
twelve pairs of shoes.
Sgt. Leepy Kerr is really get-
ting the mail now. It's all from
his wife He took the fatal plunge
and was married while home on
furlough recently...Heard Sgt.
Igiasiak as he opened a package
he received the other day. In a
loud voice he exclaimed, "Hi Ho,
We'll see you all next week
with the after payday blues.
-Sgt. Harvey Wine
'Chute Saves Flier
From Freezing to Death
Alaska (CNS)-Lt. Leon Crane,
24, of Philadelphia, who spent 84
days alone in the Arctic surviving
temperatures of from 30 to 40
degrees below zero, owes his life
to his parachute, he explained
after his return to Fairbanks from
the sub-Arctic wilds.
Lt. Crane, the only survivor of
a U. S. bomber crash here last
December, spent the first nine
days of his ordeal huddled in the
folds of his parachute which
saved him from freezing to death.
Eventually he reached an unoc-
cupied cabin, stocked with food,
where he stayed until the first
week in March when he met a
Yukon River Valley trapper who
guided him back to civilization.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
A lTHE TYNDALL TARGET PaA Q
FURLOUGH MUSINGS AND NOTES ON THE FUTURE;
GUARD SQUADRON DISSOLVED; M/SGT. TRISCH
RECEIVES RARE COMPLIME
Observations Noted on Flrlough:
That Plymouth automobiles will
definitely turn over....That a
barbed wire fence is not a suit-
able place to hang your best girl
on.... That PFC means more than
just a promotion--when you see
the civilian side of life....That
North Carolina corn (liquid) is
tter than ever....That buses
_ e crowded-especially at Talla-
hassee....That draft board class-
ifications are sometimes the
same. For instance, .1A means 2B
(in .the army).
Notes on the Future: That Roy
Acuff may not be governor of Ten-
nessee after all. We think, may-
be, Pvt. James F. Baker (and Com-
pany) may be nominated. After
all, he does have a GOOD Hill-
William band. Also Cpl. Herman
L. Naive will most certainly be
some sort of manager, since he's
a native of that state and also
a good manager. And, we'd better
mention S/Sgt. James S. (Irish)
O'Connor-the NCOIC of Special
Service....Pfc. Frank Kowaleski
is gonna be a papa in August....
urs truly may or may not have a
11 and chain come June....Pvt.
i chael (Punchy Mike) Annunziata
will be on the staff of Charles
Atlas, Inc....S/Sgt. Donald Duck
will in addition to his fish'
market and strawberry-farm, have
a U-Drive It Bicycle stand, or
U-Pedal It... "Tony, the tele-
phone operator is a flaming red-
The Best Toast: "The sweetest
moments I spent in my life, were
spent in the arms of another man's
wife--my Mother, God bless her. "
Pistol Packers: Although we
still have "The Guardians," the
guard squadron is a thing of the
past. The guards are now part of
DETACHMENT BIDS MAJOR
It was with a feeling of great
-rsonal loss that the members of
the Finance Detachment bid good-
bye to their Commanding Officer,
Major Eiory M. Shofner. Major
Shofher has been sent to Fort
Benjamin Harrison in preparation
for an overseas assignment.
As Tyndall Field's first Fin-
ance Officer, he had for some
twenty-seven months administered
the financial matters of the post.
He arrived as a second lieutenant
when Tyndall was not much more
than a blueprint and a stretch
of marshy seaside. Under his
direction the Finance Office grew
from a Class "B" Agent Office to
a Disbursing Office currently ex-
pending some two million dollars
each month, with two Agent Offices
of its own.
The men under Major Shofher's
command had great respect for his
thoroughh knowledge of Finance as
ill as a deep personal regard
He is to be replaced by Major
F.F. Rosenbaum, the present Fin-
ance Officer at Shaw Field, S. C.
Lt. C. Morgan has been appoint-
ed Finance Officer and Detachment
Commander during the interim.
-Sgt. J.J. Barry
'It's nice to kiss in a shady
parking place, but my boyfriend
doesn't stop there.
'You mean .__
'Yes, he keeps right on driv-
It's wonderful what some women
can get by with and still keep
their amateur standing.
the good old 915th...It's nice to
see Pfc. Jarrell Smith back in
Port St. Joe again. A Casanova-
allova town...Sorry we had to say
goodbye to S/Sgt. Paul Sanderson
and Cpl. John Boggan. But good
hunting, anyhow, fellows...And
speaking of names-when we think
of Baldoni, we know that August
does come around in March.
Communications: Why does Cpl.
Jack (Longuyland) Walsh always
shed tears at the Community Sings
held at the Post Theater? Better
look out, Sonny, it'll give you
the "Jake-Leg or D. T.' s"... Aside
to Pfc. Salvatore LaBosa, the
daytime sleep-walker: "Don' t be-
lieve everything you bean"...Does
Sgt. Edward Bog really have blond
hair, blue eyes, medium build (or
small), and a peanut butter nose?
Line Engineers: We take this
means to extend Pfc. Edward Know-
les congratulations, and wish the
best of luck on his forthcoming
marriage...Noticed S/Sgt. Earl
(Wacky Bakke) Barkdull and Sgt.
Daniel (Buckshot) Galaway in St.
Joe over the week-end. After
WWOS, no doubt...Much credit goes
to M/Sgt. Edward Trisch--a man
who does more work than he ex-
pects the men under him to do.
Sudden Thoughts: If a soldier
walked around in the rain without
a raincoat, could that be called
danp foolishness...Most boys like
girls beautiful and dumb--beauti-
ful so the boys can love them,
and dumb so the girls will love
MARTIN AND MAZZOLA
BACK IN GROOVE
Well, here it is April fool's
day and again we are all ready to
go to press. It has been rather
quiet on our squadron front this
week but here goes:
Sgt. Fearer is counting the
days until he can see his one and
only, during his furlough which
is due next week. Sgts. Martin
and Mazzola have returned from
their fUrloughs and are getting
in the groove.
Pfc. Murphy is going around in
a daze since his wife has return-
ed to the home base; he too is
counting the days when he will be
seeing her again. We want to
congratulate Sgt. and Mrs. Joe
Durthaler on the recent addition
to their ranks; a little Joe.
Everybody in the squadron has
been smoking a better brand of
Why is it that S-t. Carroll
hasn't been seen of late down at
the Bay theater; we thought for a
moment that there might be wed-
ding bells, Sgt.
Pfc. Keller has arrived at the
point where he salutes civilian
firemen. There might have been
an excuse if he had not been walk-
ing we mean the fireman.
Sgt. Dick Hanselman is really
the beau brumnel of our outfit;
his latest heart-throb is a cer-
tain Springfield gal named Paul-
Your correspondent wishes to
acknowledge the help of S/Sgt.
Mullin, who helps make this
Cpl. Gamble expects to tie a
knot very soon, his future has
arrived from Colorado.
Sgt. Terian is on furlough and
the boys around the sighting de-
partment really miss the trans-
portation that he has been fur-
That s all for this week; we
are talking up another big squad-
ron party and we hope to tell you
more about it in next week's
issue. -S/Sgt. John C. Penz
Honsa and Wendt Form
New T/F Health Club;
Blum Offers Advice
Members of flight III have dis-
missed the invigorating and
beautiful assets of the Florida
sun (chamber of commerce please
note). To prove that they're
sincere, Thomas "Sunny" Honsa and
Haas "Vitanin B" Wendt have ar-
ranged a sunshine and health
club. With tongue in cheek and
displaying of bare midriffs, they
can be found behind the barracks.
They say they're getting a tan
so they'll look robust when they
go home on furlough (ha ha!). So
far, their epidermic shadings
have borne a resemblance to ripe
strawberries, but they feel as-
sured that it will soon turn
brown. (We wonder if they are
also so certain about that fur-
"...I hear we have to detail
strip the water tower before we
"...If he had one more nose,
he could braid 'em! "
"...She's a good kid--but who
Theodore "Big Stoop" Blum has
introduced a new feature service
in class 44-16. Every morning he
rides on his favorite broomstick
from room to room, and as he
shakes the drowsing cadets from
the tentacles of Morpheus, he
diagnoses our respective facial
conditions "0"0"0"0". (That is
his favorite expression). "You
look simply gruesome this a.m "
is the usual report. We were
looking measly measly Friday
morning, except that one of the
bags under our eyes was lower
than the other one.
"Blumey" suggested (mind you,
only suggested) that we distri-
bute our sleep evenly to both
sides of our face. This would
entail bending and gagging our
poor demented back to yon sack,
with the hope of no emergency
diving into the interim. But
Teddy (we call him Teddy) assures
us it's the only (and he em-
phasizes only) way to keep that
G.I. palor. ("Palor" is hardly
the word we were thinking of,
but we agree it does make a
differences) But wouldn't it be
much easier to lay thy face in
front of a speeding turret.
Walter Winchell recently did
some doodling on girls' legs with
'Girls raised on cod-liver oil
have legs like this: (). Girls
who drink too much have legs like
this: )(. Wise girls have legs
like this: X.
LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL,
EVEN IF IT'S ONLY
It was an average day. The sun
shone brilliantly in our pent-
house windows. Sgt. Hargett
woke us gently and offered us the
daily menu. Keveille, as usual,
was dispensed with--and after a
hearty breakfast--the boys got
together fbr a little poker ses-
sion. Matthews decided that this
was much too beautiful a day to
leave canp and McDermott was nmch
too contented to utter a single
voluble sound. Romance was in
his usual fine voice and gave us
his rendition of Verdi's "La
Traviata. Rearick, bless him,
finally posted a bulletin which
brought forth countless smiles,
it had reference to a long await-
ed beer party here in the detach-
ment. Sgt. McGinnis peeked
through the open window and was
amazed to find nary a Skunk Hol-
low man for blocks around.
Came the noon hour, luncheon
was served at our secluded patio.
The bar was then opened and with
two such able bartenders as Mc-
Murtrie and Grover Dean Walker
to dispense some 100 of our usual
favorite brands, it was rather
difficult to get the boys in a
drinking mood. Cherney and Brow-
ard bypassed our exquisite 18
hole golf course for a little
extra office work and Matonek
decided, finally, that perhaps
there is another woman in this
Cpl. Orange had plenty of bait
to start a good. argument with-
but elected to spend a peaceful
day at home. Reicherter and Sapp
were in a boisterous nood and in-
sisted on making a scene when the
fairer sex made their presence
known. Fitl was actually caught
snickering instead of laughing
heartily and Sgt. Fontenot openly
admitted that he's been bored
stiff, what with no work to do.
Rickenbrode and Viles were seen
to pass up good cool beer for
some of our local invigorating
water and Tonti was noted volum-
teering fbr a surprise detail.
At supper time, the Porterhouse
steaks were traded for hamburgers
and Schenleys was flowing like
water. Volk decided then to get
serious--and that alone created
a major disturbance. Lt. Daxon
could not understand why, as a
man we all turned down those
CDD s offered to us and Stam had
a gay time telling Lt. Bailey who
was running his carpentry shop.
But night must--and did--fall.
Tomorrow this will all be a dreai.
But for today---at least-----
-Sgt. A.S. Jackrel
April I, 1944
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Pane 10 THE TYNDALL TARGET
ALTITUDE QUINTET STRENGTHENS LEAGUE LEAD
WITH WIN OVER 69TH; ORDNANCE CLINCHES
SECOND PLACE WITH DOUBLE TRIUMPH
Art Stevens found the front door open last Thursday night and
led the chanpionship-hmugry 25th Altitude Training quintet into
nothing less than a tie for first place in the inter-squadron
court tournament. The negligent housekeepers in this instance
were the 69th basketeers, who discovered their error too late in
the game to make amends and wound up on the short end of a 32-24
score. Close behind Stevens, who
hit the hoop for 15 points, in
the low pressure quintet's scor-
ing was Sprawls with 13 markers.
Only one other Altitude player
scored, Blakeman, and he ac-
counted for four tallies.
The win gave the pressure chem-_
ber boys a record of 11 won and 1
lost, with but one game to go. In
second place are the Ordnance
courtmen, with a 10-2 count. The
atmosphere in that section of the
field is heavy with prayer that
the 25th will lose their game
against the Medics on Monday and
and boost them into a first place
In Wednesday's 69th-Altitude
encounter, the original strategy
was to place a guard on Stevens
Instead of center Dick Black, al-
lowing Black to concentrate on
offensive play. Stevens did most
of his scoring in the first half
and when Black took him on de-
fensive in the second half Stev-
ens was able to hit the hoop but
once, but the damage was done.
However, the pressure chamber
boys played their usual brand of
good ball and deserved the win.
The 69th players couldn't seem to
find the basket until the fourth
quarter and their terrific spurt
in that final canto was of no
avail. Ravenscroft was the high
69th scorer with nine points.
Sam and De-Bn.epper continued
their offensive splurge and led
the Ordnance qiintet to their two
victories of the week over the
Bluebirds and the Financiers. The
twins accounted for 57 points in
the two games, and the wins kept
the Ordmen from relinquishing
their second place spot to the
The 350th Commandoes won their
league finale Thursday with a 52-
26 triumph over the QM courtmen,
giving them a 9-4 count for the
season. Should the 69th bow to
the Gunnermakers on Monday, the
3Bth and 69th qfintets will fin-
ish up in a third place tie along
with the Redbirds, who also bowed
out Thursday with a win. The Gun-
nermakers have three games to
play because of cancelled con-
tests, and they too can join the
third place trio with three vio-
Finance closed the league play
with an 8-5 count, after split-
ting a pair of games during the
week. They downed the Guardians on
Monday, 43-28, and then were the
victims of a 42-25 shellacking at
the hands of Ordnance on Wednes-
Pairings for the Post Basket-
ball Elimination Tournament were
released Thursday with 22 teams
entered in the competition. Team
trophies and individual medals
will be awarded to the winners.
The first three games of the
tournament will be played on
Wednesday, April 5.
Complete pairings and time of
each game will be found in this
issue on page 6.
RESULTS and STANDINGS
25th ................. 11
Ordnance .............. 11
69th ................ 9
40th..... ............. 7
348th ................ 7
QM. .................. 2
Ten Leading Scorers
D. Knepper, Ord. 191; Coon,
Friedman, 40th, 141; Stevens,
25th, 138; Moore, Finance, 128;
S. Knepper, Ordnance, 128; Hunt,
348th, 123; Kooy, 932nd, 122;
Ravenscroft, 69th, 107; Van Cott,
S. Knepper.... 11
D. Knepper.... 14
Rudolph ....... 4
Blake an...... 4
S. Knepper.... 12
D. Knepper ... 20
Snodgrass ..... 2
Houseal ....... 2
Coveleski ..... 8
Harris ........ 7
itt....... ::.. 2
Davis ......... 2
P.T........ ... ........ 7
Dept. of Trng Techs. 6
Dept. of Trng Sqds...... 6
Group I................ 6
Group II................ 2
Dept. of Trng. Techs 32, PT 32.
BOXING SHOW TUESDAY
Another of the popular T/F box-
ing shows will be held at the
hospital recreation area Tuesday
evening. The first bout will get
under way at 7:30 P.M.
Eight bouts will comprise the
evening's card, and will feature
a light heavyweight tussle be-
tween Mantel Cocio, leading Tyn-
dall light heavy, and Vic Moran
of the Medics. Also featured
will be a match in the welter-
weight class between Ken Fowler
and Don Foggiletti, both student
gunners who have previously
demonstrated their ring ability
before T/F fight fans.
OM KEGLERS DOWN WHITE
FLASHES IN FIRST HALF
PIN LOOP PLAYOFF
Still undisputed champs of
Tyndall's bowling clientele are
the 907th Quartermaster pinmen.
To date, the QM keglers have
captured all top honors in every
bowling competition staged in
the field's two and a half year
history. Their latest triumph
is the winning of the first half
of the present inter-squadron
pin competition. They accbm-
plished this last Sunday when
they defeated the 336th bowlers
in the play-off, four games to.
The first contest ended in a
a tie and the boys rolled an
extra frame to decide the win-
ner. The QM marksman took the
extra frame and the next two
games. Here the White Flashes
put on a drive of their own and.
won the next two games, only to
lose the sixth game, 778 to 820
and lose the match.
High man for QM was Johnny
Hnylka, with a total of 1090
pins in the six games. Tony
Richu led the 446th bowlers with
an 1110 total pinnage. Honors
for high single game of the play-
off went to QM's Clair Henderson
whose third game 221 topped all
Meanwhile, the QM bowlers have
again taken the lead in the
second half of the pin play with
a record of 11 wins against one
defeat. Complete standings and
the week's results follow
Quartermaster 11 1
348th 8 4
349th 8 4
40th 5 4
446 th 6 6
69th 4 5
25th 5 7
Medics 5 7
Ordnance 5 7
350th 2 7
932nd 1 8
This week' s results: 25th-2,
40th-l; Medics-i, 350th-2; 69t#i2,
932nd-1; Ordnance-0, 348th-3;
349th-2, 446th-1; 932nd-0, QM-3.
GREMLINS, BELL RINGERS
TIE FOR SECOND PLACE
The Officers kegling loop swung
into the final two weeks of
action as all teams fought it out
for improved spots in the-stand-
ings, with the exception of Group
I, the new champs, and the Re-
treads, who have the cellar posi-
The Bell Ringers, victorious
over the Sluggers by a 2-1 count,
were forced to share second place
for the week with the Gremlins,
who pounded out a 3-0 decision
over the Snafus. M.O.Q. jumped
to fourth by smothering a psuedo
Group I outfit, 3-0, and Group II
was right behind with a 2-1 win
over the Retreads.
Lt. Harley, lead-offfbrM.O.Q.,
started his club with a big 246
opener, the high single game of
the year, and his team mates
followed suit by knocking over
2584 pins, good for team honors
of the night. Lt. Georgeson of
the Snafus finished strong for a
580 series to lead the individual
The standings: W L
Group I 40 17
Bell Ringers 30 27
Gremlins 30 27
M.O. 0Q. 29 28
Group II 28 29
Sluggers 26 31
Snafus 26 31
Retreads 19 38
Tyndall Field will not only
have a post baseball team this
season, but games for that team
have already been scheduled with
major opponents on a home-and-
home basis. Lt. Stan Drongowski,-
post athletic officer, announced
the change in the travel limit
ruling at Thursday's Special
Service (athletic represent-
atives) meeting, and stated that
in view of the temporary delay,
workouts for prospective players
will begin inmnediately.
The athletic officer emphasizedd
that all positions are definitely
open and he urged that all offi-
cers and permanent party enlisted
men interested in playing with
the post team to attend the try-
out sessions. Workouts fbr offi-
cers will be held daily, begin-
ning Monday, from 3 to 5 P.M.
Permanent party enlisted men can
attend practice periods from
9:30 to 11:30 A.M., or 5 to
Eglin Field will be the first
1944 T/F diamond opponent whe4
the Tornadoes take on the Flyers
at Eglin April 18. Opening day
for activities on the home
diamond is Sunday, April 23, when
the T/F team will take the field
against the Napier Field squad.
Other teams with whom home-and-
home series have already been
arranged include Marianna Air
Base, Ellyson Field and Spence
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
12:30 P.M.--Record Concert, Post
12:30 P.M.--A&R Representative
Meeting, Athletic Office.
7 P.M.--Movies,Station Hospital.
8:30 1.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
7 P.M.--Special Entertainment
at Station Hospital.
8 P.M.--Weekly Dance, USO, WDL I
8 P.M.--Movies, ColoredRec Hall.
12:30 P.M.--Special Service Non-
Com Meeting, Post Library.
7 P.M.--Protestant Choir Rehear-
sal, Post Chapel.
7 P.M.--Variety Show, Rec. Sq.
8 P.M .-G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Permartent Party Only.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8 P.M,.--G Dance, Rec Hall, Stu-
8 P.M.--Dance, Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
7:30 P.M.-SIOA Club (EM's Wives)
Special Service Office.
7:30 P.M.--Boxing. Receiving Sq.
8 P.M.--Movies, ColoredRecHall.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sit
AREN'T THEY CUTE?
THE TYHDALL TARGET
Apri I,1914 TE TYDAL TAGETPane I I
T/F FIGHT FANS SEE COCIO (N ACTION; FOWLER
OUTPOINTS BLANKENSHIP; FOGGILETTI
SCORES EASY T.K.O.
G.I. fight fans don't seem to like exhibitions. Perhaps it is be-
cause they don' t understand the purpose of exhibitions. Anyway,
some 300 spectators shouted their disapproval at the lack of broken
bones, gore and flying teeth that prevailed Tuesday night when Man-
uel Cocio of the 350th, who was a good enough light heavyweight to
represent Tyndall Field in the recent Golden Gloves championships
A referee's decision is final
as far as a player is concerned,
and more often than not he is
right. But occasionally there may
be margin for error, or at least
a doobt. In the photo above, the
cameraman has caught two referees
of many of the inter-squadron
basketball games in the midst of
a "discussion" on a court rule.
On the left is Sgt. Bob Bressl.er
and disputing with him is Pfc.
The officers and enlisted men
who have acted as referees for
e several hundred games played
I the new Post Gym are volun-
eers. They receive no recompen-
sation for giving up their leis-
ure time and taking the verbal
abuse which a referee is usually
subjected to, and their efforts
have contributed greatly to the
boost in Tyndall sports during
the past few months.
In addition to Sgt. Bressler
and Pfc. Friedman, others who
-have officiated at many of the
court games include Lts. Fenton
Kintzing, Ernest Bailey, William
Wetsel, Joe Glasser and Stan
rM O.V.EI S
Saturday, 'THE NAVY WAY,' Robert
owery, Jean Parker.
n.-Mon. THE HEAVENLY BODY,'
illiam powell, Hedy LaMarr.
Tuesday, 'HI, GOOD-LOOKING,' Har-
riet Hilliard, Eddie Quillian.
Also: 'OKLAHOMA RAIDERS.' Tex
Wed.-Thurs., 'UP IN ARMS,' Danny
..aye, Dinah Shore.
Friday, 'KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY,'
Nelson Eddy, Charles Coburn.
Sun.-Mon,, 'CHIP OFF THE OLD
BLOCK,' Donald O'Connor.
Late Show Monday Night and Tues-
day Through Friday, 'A GUYNAMED
JOE,' Spencer Tracy.
Saturday, 'BLACK HILLS EXPRESS, '
Don 'Red' Barry;Late Show, 'GHOST
THAT WALKS ALONE.'
n.-Mon., 'KEEPER OF THE FLAME,'
pencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn.
Tuesday, 'CABIN IN THE SKY,' Lena
Home, Ethel Waters.
Wed.-Thurs., 'THE MAN WHO CAME 70
DINNER,' Bette Davis, Wooley.
Fri.-Sat., 'CHEROKEE STRIP,'
Sunday, 'ADVENTURE IN WASHINGTON:
Herbert Marshall, Virginia Bruce.
Mon.-Tues., 'EYES IN THE NIGHT,'
Wed.-Thurs., 'MY SISTER EILEEN,'
Rosalund Russell, Brian Aherne.
Fri.-Sat.,'VALLEY OF HUNTED MEN,'
Three Mesqueteers, and 'THE APE
MAN,' Bela Lugosi.
at Chicago, and Billy Joplin,
154 pound student gunner, staged
an exhibition bout as the semi-
windup of the weekly fight card
at the Post Gym.
It was a reasonably good show,
as exhibitions go, but a large
percentage of the crowd, believ-
ing it was the final bout of the
evening, started to walk out and
returned only when Matchmaker Mel
Altis stopped the exhibition af-
ter two rounds and announced that
the main event was yet to come.
If the exhibition had been al-
lowed to become a fight, it would
have been slaughter, for Coio' s
experience and weight advantage
would have made mincemeat of the
slender gunnery student.
A somewhat similar situation
prevailed in a bout between Tony
Shor, Brooklyn 175-pounder, and
William Richardson, 169, both
students. Shor quickly drove a
couple of hard punches into Rich-
ardson's face and it was so ob-
vious that the latter was over-
matched that the referee gave the
bout to Shor after only 32 sec-
onds of the first round had
After the Cocio-Joplin ex-
hibition, the fans whooped that
they wanted to see Cocio take on
Shor on next week's card.
Probably the best bout of the
evening was that in which Ken
Fowler, 145 pound representative
of squadron B, scored a neat de-
cision over Charles Blankenship,
Fowler had an accurate left
that he flicked in Blankenship's
face throughout the three rounds.
Blankenship's blows were mostly
wild, hard swings while Fowler's
left, accurate though it was,
nevertheless had no particular
force behind it.
Nick Ranier of squadron D, who
seemed to be an experienced man,
unleashed a succession of left
hooks to the body which drove
Billy Hamm, 344th, to the canvas.
for the count of nine in the
second round of their welter-
weight bout and Harm was unable
to answer the bell fbr the third
Don Fbggiletti, 153, scored a
quick T.K.O. over Huston Raybon,
148, in the final bout of the
the evening. Both are students.
The stocky, swarthy Foggiletti
forced Raybon to the ropes early
in the first round and slapped
him through the ropes with a hard
left. Raybon clambered back into
the ring and carried on gamely
for a while, but the fall had
injured his back and he was un-
able to finish the fight.
A shipyard worker, Charles
Tollerson, scored a decision over
Leonard Cohen, squadron C. Cohen
started out by carrying the fight
to the civilian, but Tollerson
kept knocking him back. Some of
Cohen's punches went where they
cost him points. Both men weigh-
Bnory Leeson, the 344th' s bounc-
ing blond, also tangled with a
civilian and took the decision.
Weighing 134, Leeson had a tough
time staying on his feet, but he
managed to remain the aggressor
throughout and won the nod from
Cyclone Smith, 129, of the Ship-
yard. Leeson tripped over his
own feet a couple of times in the
first round. Both scored knock-
downs in the second.
In both bouts involving civil-
ians, it was easy to tell which
were the G.I.'s. The civilians
were hampered throughout their
bouts by their hair falling in
front of their eyes, a handicap
with which the soldiers did not
have to contend.
A couple of Kleenex-weights,
Wilmer Brownell and Olin Wyckoff,
who weighed, combined, 170pounds,
opened the evening's card with
First Sergeants Bill Newsom
and Al Barbier refereed.
Back on the Docks
One of the least glamorous jobs
in the war is being done quietly
and efficiently by one of the least
glamorous and most conscientious
men in the United States Army.
The job is bossing a bunch of
longshoremen at the Army's huge
freight depot in Brooklyn. And
the man is Capt. James J. Brad-
dock-"Plain James" Braddock,
former heavyweight champion of
Braddock is right at home out
there on Pier Six. He was a long-
shoreman there himself not so
very long ago, when Joe Gould
got him a match with Corn Grif-
fin, an up-and-coming young
heavyweight, on the preliminary
card to the world's championship
bout between Primo Camera and
Max Baer in Madison Square
Braddock was an old man, as
fighters go, and when the Corn
dumped him in the very first
round, ringsiders thought he was
through. But "Plain James"
climbed back on his feet and in
a couple of rounds he had stif-
fened the Corn.
He was back in the Bowl a year
later, winning the heavyweight
title from Baer in one of the
ring's biggest upsets. Sports writ-
ers called him the Cinderella Man
then and wrote a lot of copy
about his long climb from Pier
Six to the Top. But they gradu-
ally forgot about Jim after Joe
Louis knocked him out in Chi-
cago and took his title away.
Now Braddock is back on Pier
Six. He's the boss over there, the
unglamorous boss of an unglam-
orous job, and because he knows
his business, he gets the job done.
Come to think of it, that's just
the way he worked in the ring,
thoroughly and without any
flim-flam at all.
GOLF TOURNAMENT AT
COUNTRY CLUB TOMORROW
One of the largest fields to
participate in a local golf
competition is expected to be
present for the Gulf Coast
Tournament to be staged at the
Panama Country Club tomorrow.
Bnphasis has been placed on the
fact that there will be prizes
awarded for golfers of any cali-
ber. Entrants will be matched
with men of their own golfing
ability, whether they shoot 150
or in the low 80s.
Already entered in the chanp-
ionship flight are some of Tyn-
dall's top-ranking golfers, in-
cluding Pvt. Louis Broward, Flor-
ida state amateur champ; Pvt. Jim
Gantz, former pro; Sgt. Si Moye,
winner of the last Tyndall Field
tournament, and Sgt. Fred Larsen,
former Connecticut pro.
T/F officers and enlisted men
who wish to enter the tournament
have only to notify the tourney
manager of their ability on the
morning of the competition in
order to qualify. The entrance
fee is $2.50 and includes lunch-
eon. Golf balls and clubs will be
available at the club. G.I. tran-
sportation will leave the Person-
nel Building at 8 a.m. Sunday
morning. Spectators are cordially
invited end the management an-
nounced that splendid swimming
facilities are located on the
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