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 )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
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VOL. 3, NO. aj-... .AY 27, 1944



A beautifully-smelling bot-
tle of champagne, neatly-
wrapped in red, white and
blue ribbons, was smashed to
bits Wednesday by Cpl. Alice
Howard of the Tyndall WAC De-
tachment. She did it on pur-.
Pose. It seems that every
time a ship is launched a
bottle of champagne must be
broken on its bow, and the
Wac corporal had been selected
to christen the SS H.H. Ray-
mond, the 44th Liberty ship
to be constructed at the Wain-
wright shipyard in Panama
Ci ty.
The entire detachment of
smartly uniformed Wacs marched
past rows of ships and parts
of ships to the scene of the'
launching, led by the T/F'
band. Welders, male and fe-
male, stopped their work to
watch, and even the giant
gantry cranes, which look like
some domesticated pre-historic
monster, ceased their restless
pacing up and down between the
rows of ships.
The Wacs and the band stood
at the head of the launching
way for tne ceremony. Colonel
John W. Persons, commanding
officer, Colonel William H.
Hanson, deputy of training
and operations, and Private
Helen Albright, who acted as
matron of honor, stood with
various shipyard officials on
the launching platform during
the christening.
In a short speech before tne
ship broke free, Cpl. Howard
said, "Being sponsor of such
a grand ship is the greatest
thrill of my life. I like to
imagine that this launching is
part of the celebration of our
second birthday party, and on
behalf of all the Wacs in the
world, I thank you for paying
us this high honor."
At precisely 5: 15, the sched-
uled time, the 50 men who were
needed to cut the ship loose
from its cradle had burned
through the last steel bands
which held the vessel, and it
began to slide toward the

Last week marked the second
anniversary of tne Post Thea-
ter. Since its doors were
first opened in May, 1942,
more than 700,000 tickets have
been sold to enlisted men,
officers and civilian employ-
ees residing on the field.
Operated by the Special Ser-
vice section, the present
theater officer is Lt. Don
Moore with Sgt. Winslow Bal-
luff as second in command.
Sgt. Balluff, who is also the
chief operator, has been a
member of the theater staff
sime the first picture, *Fly
by Night, was thrown on the
Although the opening of
Theater 2 last montn has
eliminated a great deal of
'sweating it out' in lines
which often extended beyond
the Personnel building, Thea-
ter 1 is still playing to
capacity audiences and the
millionth customer is expected
at the booth sometime in No-


TOP: Corporal Alice Howard of the Tyndall Field WAC Detach
ent is shown smashing the traditional bottle of champagne o
he bow of the SS H.H. Raymond, 44th Liberty ship to be launch-
ed by the Wainwright Yard of Panama City. Wac Private Helen
Albright was the matron of honor for the ceremony, which was
dedicated to the commemoration of the second anniversary of the
Women's Army Corps.
BOTTOM: Colonel John W. Persons, post commander, extends
best wishes to Cpl. Howard just prior to the bottle-smashing

water. Cpl. Howard swung the
bottle, and the exploding
champagne drenched her and
William Flythe, shipyard pub-
lic relations director, who
was at hand to make certain
the bottle broke.
It was rumored that the
corporal capitalized on her
visit to the yard by selling

whiffs of her khaki uniform
at a nickel a smell.
The women welders of the
shipyard, represented by Lead-
erman Dorothy Strom, presented
a big armful of American
Beauty roses to Cpl. How-
ard, and she also received a
bracelet inscribed with her
name and the name of the ship.


Ray Kinney, the "Idol of the Islands," and his band
are scheduled to arrive here for a one-day stand on
Thursday, June 1. The famed exponent of Hawaiian
music will bring with him a crew of outstanding en-
tertainers and his lavish stage show will mark the
first appearance of a name band to play for a Tyndall
Field audience.
The Special Service Office, under whose auspices the
Kinney troupe is being brought here, announced that
there will be three performances by the popular Island
musician. The first appearance will be at Triggertown
at 6:15 p.m. and will be followed by two performances
at the Post Theater. The first will begin at 7:45 p.m.
and the second is scheduled for 9 p.m.
Beginning Monday noon, until noon on Thursday, tick-
ets for the performance at the Post Theater will be
issued free of charge at the theater box office. En-
listed men who desire to bring their wives will be
required to have their wives in attendance when re-
questing tickets. Only one of the 780 tickets avail-
able for each of the two performances will be given
to any individual.



Eglin Field Is T/F
Opponent Here
The Tyndall Tornadoes, with'
a 1944 record of six victories
in nine starts, will be out
to win number 7 this afternoon
against major league competi-
tion. Opposing the Tyndall
batsmen on the post diamond
will be the Bronson Field nine
with four "big-tent' veterans
in the line-up. Ted Williams,
famed slugging outfielder of
the Boston Red Sox, heads the
impressive list, with Bob Ken-
nedy, third baseman for the
Chicago White Sox; Nick Trer
mark, outfielder formerly with
the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Ray
Stoviak, ex-Phillies' out-
fielder, also on the Bronson
roster. All four are now In
the Navy and are stationed at
Bronson Field in Pensacola.
Lefty Norman Southaro is
slated to start on the mound
for Tyndall. The southpaw has
three victories to his credit
in Tour games this season, and
was the star mound performer
for the Tornadoes in 1943 with
a record of 9 wins against 4
Dale Livingston, righthand-
er, probably will be the
starting Tornado pitcher in
the game against Eglin Field
here tomorrow afternoon. The
Tornadoes will be out to avenge
their early season defeat at
the hands of the Eglin Flyers,
who in the meantime have
chalkedup a double win against
Ellyson Field and split a two-
game series with Keesler
Field, rated as one of the top
service nines in the south.
Next Saturday the Marianna
Army Air Base nine will play
the Tornadoes on the T/F
diamond. Marianna is pres-
ently leading the South Georgia
border league and as of last
Wednesday was sporting a five-
game winning streak.
Here is the probable Torna-
do line-up for this after-
noon's contest:
Right field, Les Tarr; short-


The Tyndall Field Variety
Show, which for the past year
has brought laughter and song
to the men of Triggertown each
Wednesday evening, will move
Into the Post Theater Thursday,
June 8, in place of the first
showing of the 1flm fare. This
will mark the initial appear-
ance of the entertaining
troupe at this end of the
Featured with Tyndall's own
big-time vaudeville acts are
the Tyndallairs, under the
direction of W/O Joshua Mis-
sal; the Whirlaways, pulsat-
ing:feats on skates by Pvt.
and'Mrs. Axe; famed blues
singer Frankle Perry; Cpl.
Johnny Plackemier, baritone,
and Sgt. Wilho Mankannen and
his accordion. In addition to
these veteran troupers, tne
Special Service Office an-
nounced that several other
professional entertainers will
be on hand for the show's pre-
miere at the Post Theater.



Lefty Norman Southard, main-
stay.of last year's Tornado
mound staff, who is expected
to hurl against Bronson Field
in the game here today. So
far this year, Lefty has a
record of three wins against
one defeat. In his four 1944
appearances the portsider has
shove. improved control and has
issued only three Intentional
free passes against 32 strike-
The left-hander hails from
Inwood, N.Y., and was under
contract with the St. Louis
Browns as a member of the May-
field, Ky., Browns at the time
of his Induction in the fall
of 42.

stop, Billy Hines; second
base, Paul Brown, Herbert
Freeman; left field, Nick
Orange; third base, Johnny
Becker; center field, Eddie
Matonak; first base, Bob Pat-
terson; catcher, Woody Busby,
Duv Allen; pitcher, Lefty


Beginning Friday, June 9,
the Tyndall Little Radio Thea-
ter will broadcast the first
of a sustaining series of 'all
soldier variety shows' over
WDLP, Panama City. The pro-
gram time will be 7:30-8 p.m.
"Roger Means Okay, is the
tentative name chosen for the
new show. Talented performers
of every description are In-
vited to apply to the recently
organized Little Radio Theater
for roles in Tyndall's most
ambitious radio 'project to
Would-be script writers,
gag men, sportscasters, actors,
singers and humorists-if you
have ever dreamed of being on
the air here is your oppor-
tunity to display your wares
for the radio audience.
Rehearsals start almost im-
mediately. If you have any-
thing on the ball In an en-
tertaining sort of way, con-
tact Lt. Radka, director of
the Little Radio Theater, at
the Public Relations Office
in Post Headquarters, or tele-
phone 8137.


KNOW THE ENEMY: Only a few
days ago the German government
issued a statement that told of
47 British and Allied prisoners
of war who had lost their lives
in an escape attempt in March
from a German prison camp. On
the heels of that story came an-
other: a Stockholm dispatch to
the London Daily Express which
clearly repudiated the German
government's version of the af-
fair and branded It a deliberate
falsehood. Referring to the in-
cident, the dispatch said $the
massacre...did not take place in
a clash between prisoners, but
was carried out by groups of
guards who lost their heads and
shot prisoners haphazardly in
barracks, courtyards and work-
shops.' The statements of RAF
pilots who escaped and reached
8weden to give eye-witness ac-
counts of the wanton shooting,
leave little doubt of German
guilt in the shocking affair.
While the British government's
official report has not yet been
released, it does not seem pre-
mature to look for the parallel
between the present incident and
another that occurred not so long
ago in Japan.

EXIT rFPO ITALY: Without prej-
udice it may safely be said the
Nazis were not destined to be the
eternal occupants of the Eternal
City. At this very moment the
grand assault is on and the bat-
tie for Rome enters the 'win or
lose' stage for the defending
Nazis. All their available re-
serves are already in the fight
and if their lines fail to hold
this time, the German dream of a
winter villa on the Mediterranean
will dissipate of itself.

THE $64 QUESTION: Reflecting
the nervousness of Its listening
audience, the Berlin radio opined
Monday night that 3,500,000 Al-
lied troops were marking invasion
time somewhere in England. In a
complete about-face, Berlin said
it now appeared the Allies would
not strike simultaneously from
all directions, but would resolve
their attack along strategic
lines intended to divert German
lines from the west, likeliest
place for the invasion. The
broadcast intimated that the next
thrust would be made by the Rus-
sians who were seeking to secure
taking-off places along the lower
Dnestr River for a quick plunge
into Romania. In true alarmist
fashion the various commentators
continued to dwell on the pos-
sible places for the invasion and
added hastily that Germany is
ready for the final test. There
is no question of the Nazis
studying long and late for this
'final, test but it must be re-
membered also that once before,
in Russia, with a considerable
amount of prepping, the glib stu-
dents of the superior race flunk-
ed an equally Important test of

APPETIZER--Pfc: "Your dog likes
to watch you cut hair, doesn't
he?" Barber: "It Isn't that.
Sometimes I cut off a piece of
IN THE MAIL BAG: A recent let-
ter from Lt. William Pratt, for-
mer PRO here, disclosed his ar-
rival in England. Among the for-
mer Tyndall men he had already
met there were Capt. Ammon Mc-
Clellan, his predecessor here as
PRO, and S/Sgt. Bob Wolf, formerly
of Orders Section. Wolf reported
he had come across Cpl. Joe
Franza and S/Sgt. Steve Truchan
in his meanderings around the
Isle.... An unconfirmed report is
that Capt. John Thorpe, the
field's first signal officer, re-
cently arrived in England and is
now wearing the gold leaf....
Chaplain Brooks H. Wester, also
in the British Isles, writes
that his first glimpse at the
front cover of the Target's Eas-
ter edition brought back a flood
of fond memories. The chaplain
also revealed that Chaplain Ed-
ward G. Finnerty is presently
stationed in Italy and is holding
his services in a cathedral In
the city where his group is lo-
cated.... Sgt. George Tarr, former
T/F Ordnance athlete who gradua-'
ted from the gunnery school here,
is now in North Africa "sweating
out missions,* and "finding out
more every day that the U.S. is
the only place. I

Biggest mystery here for the
past three weeks, and still un-
solved, is the unusual routine
followed by Sgt. Harland Baker,
one of Tyndall's "pilgrims." Har-
land is a clerk in Personnel of
long standing and is known as a
quiet lad who minds his own busi-
ness. Since early in May he has
arrived at the office each morn-
ing carrying a brilliantly shined
pair of shoes other than his own,
and upon leaving in the afternoon
takes withhima dulled pair which
need shining. The extra pair of
shoes are deposited with Wac
S/Sgt. Jo Bottini, also of Per-
sonnel, and it is from her that
Harland receives the shoes which
he takes with him back to his
barracks. Many have hazarded
guesses as to the reason for Har-
land's sudden and peculiar fond-
ness for Shinola and the brush,
but as yet no one seems to have
hit upon the correct explanation.
One day last week a telephone
call was received at the Post
Chapel for a "Father Pistachio.,
Undoubtedly Sgt. Mike Pistachio's
long association with Chapel-ac-
tivities entitle him to some sort
of recognition, but it certainly
was a surprise to friends to hear
that the rabid softball fan had
"donned the frock. ....Our n min-
atlon for one of the most cheer-
ful and courteous civilian em-
ployees on the field is the young

lady at the Post Laundry's 'Cash
and Carry' office. We have yet
to see her greet a customer with-
out a smile and the interest she
takes in each individual's bundle
creates a "you're our best cus-
tomer" impression.
LOST: A thin, white gold wed-
ding band, lost last Sunday night
between PX, Mess #1 and student
barracks area. $5 reward to the
finder. Contact S/Sgt. Ferdinand
Spacal, Section 1-7, class 44-25,
Barracks 450.
The paper napkins and paper
towels (for KP's) now making
their appearance in the mess
halls are being furnished by the
Special Service Office in an-
other step toward making the
field's G1's feel 'at home'....
June 23 has been set as the date
when enlisted men whose wives
aren't working on the field must
vacate their premises at Tyndall
Homes. The mad rush for pup
tents has already begun.... And
speaking of pup tents, Sgt. Harry
Mabel of the Billeting Office is
going to sleep in one come next
Friday. He's been invited to
J oin the bivouac group.
IN CLOSING--GI Joe: "What did
your girl wear to the masquerade
dance the other night?' Sad
Sack: "A paper dress." GI Joe:
'What did you do after the dance?"
Sad Sack (with eyes agleam): "Oh,
I went on a tear."

Featured With Ray Kinney And His Hawaiian Orchestra

Al Powers and the Aloha Maids, Lehuna,
Leinaala, Leimomi, Leilani and Nani, who
are featured with Ray Kinney's band, sched-
uled to appear here Thursday, June I.
Not since Fred Waring stopped trouping
to concentrate on radio has an orchestra
come along with as lavish a stage show as
Ray Kinney's. The "Idol of the Islands"
and his troupe broke all records in their
six seasons in the Hawaiian Room of New

York's Hotel Lexington. Kinney, who is
one of the biggest selling vocalists on
Victor and Decca records, sings in a rich,
rhythmic tenor.
The five Aloha Maids were featured with
Ray in Olsen and Johnson's "Hellzapoppin,"
dropping out only when the orchestra left
New York for its 14,000-mile tour. (See
page I for details on performances here
and method of obtaining tickets.

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May 27, I9'~'4 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 8

Qft 1w or likda

"Bob Hope Show Here Is Cancell-
ed Due to Crowded Schedule...Ap-
pearance of Radio Comedian Is
Called Off; Was Expected Thursday
....Major Walter D. Newman's Son
to Be Graduated From West Point
June I....Two T/F Enlisted Men
Are Named Warrant Officers...M/
Sgt. George P. Reno and T/Sgt.
plyde S. Richardson were notified
of their appointment to the rank.
of warrant officers, j.g., by the
Post Adjutant's Office yesterday.
...M/Sgt. Berthaume Appointed a
Captain...M/Sgt. Maurice Ber-
thaume, probably the oldest en-
listed man at Tyndall Field in
point of service, has been com-
missioned a captain in the Army
of the United States...
,Gunnermakers to Form a Social
Organization....Making an appear-
ance on the field this week was
'The Aerial Gunner,' an eight-
page booklet for distribution
among gunnery students....Post
Theater Passes First Anniversary.
...Featuring such top-notch loon-
ys as Pvt. Paquin and Sgt. Pull-
an, music by the T/F band under
the direction of W/O Missal, so-
loes by Jim Conlff and Dwight
Boileau, and songs by the Victor-
ettes, the Special Services' va-
riety show, 'It's Rec Hall To-
nite,' will make its premier at
the Post Theater on Monday.
"Tyndall Weakens in Ninth to
Let Ellyson Field Score Four Runs
and Win, 6-4; Tornadoes Play
Coast Guard Tomorrow... Local Nine,
Off to Good Start With Four Runs
in First Frame, Unable to Stop
Late Rally; Lose Second Game by
6-5 Score....Aviation All-Stars
defeat Lynn Haven, 16-7.... Ord-
nance Tops Field in Inter-Squad-
ron Events....Medics, Ordnance
Lead Softball League...."


That yearning of every GI for
a little of the spotlight in the
midst of all his anonymity can
now be partially cured, and he
may find at least a temporary
Tyndall Field can use that
yearning, for The Tyndall Target
and the Public Relations depart-
ment are interested in receiving
written matter about anything the
soldier finds interesting; funny
items and fillers, human interest
material, poetry and short stor-
ies up to approximately 1,500
SQualified material will be
printed in The Target, and the
Public Relations department also
will submit it for consideration
to the Training News, Montgomery,
Ala., for possible inclusion in
its poetry and fiction pages. The
Training News is distributed to
the military personnel at the
fields of the AAF Eastern Flying
Training Command.
Material need not concern the
Army but military themes are
preferable. It should be sub-
mitted directly to the Public
Relations Office in Base Head-
quarters building.



After a year and some of idle-
ness, the boxing ring at the Hos-
pital was chock full of leather
pushers last week under the su-
pervision of Lt. Gueder and Sgt.
Altis of the Physical Training
staff. With weather permitting,
the bouts will be a weekly Friday
night feature.
The officer and enlisted per-
sonnel of the Operating Room have
asked me to publicly thank Pfc.
Smith of Ward 9 for the quaint
atomizer stand made from plexi-
glas for surgery. It was a job
well done. Apalachicola's con-
tribution to a fast growing In-
dustry. Thanks again, Pfc. Smith.
Our thanks, too, to Pfc. David
Feiler, unassigned from Trigger-
town, who favored us with a 30
minute violin recital over the
public address system Tuesday
night. We are looking forward
to another day when our "violin
vendor' will offe; us another
series of the familiar classics.
Lt. Ewing, our Convalescent
Training Officer, is at the mo-
ment enjoying a well-deserved
leave in his native state of
Louisiana. Perhaps that explains

why the Pilonidal Cysters are
resting comfortably this week.
The temperamental cyst of Pfc.
Haynes of Ward 2 held out long
enough for Papa Haynes to get
home and meet the new addition tc
the Haynes household. The six
pound six ounce boy was all Pop
needed to satisfy his "tempera-
ment. '
The 'crabbing party' for the
Unholy Seven from Ward 5 was al-
most a complete success. Major
Pomeroy, I hear, is still laugh-
ing at the incident--and keeps
reminding the offenders of it.
The time: Saturday morning. The
place: Ward 1. The scene: P.vt.
Reilly, with a patch over his
left eye, is standing in the
doorway of the diet kitchen. Un-
able to recognize the two men
approaching him, he bellowed that
'they had better clear out of
that place, as that ward was be-
ing readied for inspection. Im-
agine the complexion change that
took place when the two men turn-
ed out to be Col. Pig-ford and
Capt. Hammonds, making their rou-
tine inspection.

By Harris and Delbyck

'Best place to
swim as far as
I'm concerned is
the Orange Moun-
tain swimming
pool in East Mem- '
phis, Tenn. Sweet water that just
seems to relax a body that's all
hot and tired.

iIllo, fex.:
RI'd rather swim
in the Canadian
River than any
other place in
the world. The I F
Canadian is about '
18 miles from my home. It's full
of swift currents and the water
is inclined to be muddy, like the
Mississippi, but take it from me,
brother, it's mighty refreshing,


'I'll take Lake
Michigan anytime.
The Lawrence Ave. y-
Beach is just a-
bout two miles 'o '
from home and its w '
large horseshoe breakwater or
rock jetties makes for calm water
and safe, cool swimming."

'Good ol' Chack- H
taw Lake is my .
number one swim-
ming hole. Over ,
a hundred acres
of fresh water, o r"-..a
clear and cold, and less than a
couple of miles from my front
doorstep. Boy, what I wouldn't
give to be there right now!*

PFf. HARFY BUJOLD, DuSuth, Mims:
wMy nomination is
Devil's Hole in
Chester Park, a
scant three blocks
from home. The
pool was rock-
lined by the '-
greatest architect or all--na-
ture-and is tops in swimming en-

'First choice for
me would be White
Rock Lake, about
three quarters of
a mile from home.
White Rock is 25
miles in circumference and is set
amid surrounding park areas. The
swimming is grand and the moon-
light cruises no less so.'

Dear Editor,
Just a word in retaliation to
"GI Josephine'sa letter in this
column two weeks ago. It seems
that some person has a lot to
say about a little griping from
some GI who has to forfeit his
regular duty hours for physical
Since this "would-be patriot"
Is so cooperative and conscien-
tious about the man-hours lost
I'm curious to know what reaction
would result from the suggestion
that this "would-be patriot" stay
and help with the work that went
undone during the day. It would
be interesting to know how the
duty hours of the two would com-
Since it's the opinion of some
people that p. soldier is a gold-
brick just because he gripes a
bit now and then it might be a
good idea for those persons to
take inventory of themselves and
contemplate on how much more they
could do for the war effort if
they really wanted to.
It's quite true the training
we get here may be of great sig-
nificance at some near future
date, but at the same time it's
a very stupid and unscrupulous
thing to ridicule a 01 just be-
cause he has a word to say when
so much is expected of him, and
when all about him he sees gold-
bricks bigger and more numerous
than he could ever expect to be.
This person who has so much to
say about some particular soldier
is probably one of those people
who can run home every night and
laugh at us who may never have

is like to be home again. There
is no sympathy for those who
think only of themselves. It is
with consternation and bewilder-
ment that I see how insignificant
the countless tragedies of today
are to the selfish.

Philadelphia, Pa.
May 18, 1944
Dear Editor:
I am a girl 18 years old, and
I have been receiving your pub-
lication, The Tyndall Target, for
some time from a friend that is
stationed there. I find this
publication very interesting and
written in a language that is
understandable to the men there
and the people at home.
I was just reading your last
edition of your paper and the
short story you have there has
brought me great enjoyment. Your
news about the doings of the
field are very attention-getting.
My opinion is that your paper has
articles that are beyond compare
with any I have ever read before.
Keep up the good work and we
here at home will do our part as
best we can. I only hope we can
reach the heights that you have
attained in the publication of
your paper. I am looking forward
to the other copies of your won-
derful publication.
Best of Luck.
Yours truly,
(Miss) Helen Kapka
Ed's Note: Miss Kapka's orchids
have been placed in a vase in the
Target office and are blooming

the privilege of knowing what it to bat the dickens.


What's Yours ?

May 27, 1944

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For centuries they have lived in Jap-
an, this despised minority group known
as the "Eta." Victims of an unrelenting
caste ostracism, their hatred for the
Japanese, who disclaim relationship with
them, is terrible and active. These
estimated three million untouchables
live completely segregated from the so-
called Japanese and are permitted to do
only the lowest type of work. Perhaps,
because of their low station in the
Japanese social structure, but somehow
the shunned Eta have escaped the fatal-
ism of Japan's privileged classes and
are ardent revolutionists.
The Eta have suffered greatly for the
unhappy accident of their ancestry.
Their antipathy, slowly accumulated
through the years, is understandable
and waits like the knife of Brutus to
plunge itself into the ambitious Japan-
ese breast. Whether or not the Japanese
are aware of this threat within, the
Eta are denied even the right to bear
arms for the Emperor and may serve only
in weaponless labor battalions. Even
their presence is regarded as "defiling"
by the Japanese soldiers with whom they
cannot mix.
Eagerly then, with the oppressed
Koreans and Formosans, the Eta are im-
patient for the hour of their libera-
tion. While their activities are under
constant surveillance by the Japanese
government, the militant Eta continue
to work and be active in their under-
The unhappy Eta, in their present
irreducible state, have nothing further
to lose than their lives, but have
everything to gain by risking them.

Thousands of articles in newspapers,
magazines and handbooks are devoted each
year to simple rules of safety while
swimming. Yet, each year finds the toll
of drownings through carelessness on
the upgrade.
With the re-opening of the beaches at
Tyndall Field we feel that a caution to
all personnel is definitely in order.
We herewith include the basic rules of
water safety:
1, If you can't swim, learn how. Swim-
ping instructors have been assigned to the
beach as lifeguards.
2. Don't be foolhardy in testing your
swimming ability. Stay in water at a depth
where you can easily reach shore in case of
cramps or any other emergency. Particular
heed should be paid to undercurrents in the
Gulf, which are often deceptive in strength.
3. Don't go into the water until at least
30 minutes have elapsed since your last
meal. If it was a heavy meal make.it an
hour and play safe.
4. Stay within the areas marked off by
the lifeguard staff and observe the rules
of the beach as to games and activities per-
mitted in the water and on the sands.
5. Above all, exercise common sense!

LVW '-Q ., X ,'.- iz.
'4ee, MN, do you want me to grow up with
a frustration complex?'



DESCRIPTION: Twin-engine light bomber
constructed as an all-metal, midwing
monoplane, tricycle landing gear and
single tail. Crew of three. The A-20
is a later version of the British DB-7
or "Boston," It is used for ground at-
tack, skip-bombing and also torpedo
attack against naval units. Manufac-
tured by Douglas.
DIMENSIONS: Span: 61 feet, 4 inches.
Length: 48 feet. Height: 18 feet, 1
inch. Tread width: approximately 17
feet. Wing area: 465 square feet. Ap-
proximate maximum weight: 25,000 pounds.
POWER PLANT: Two Wright R-2600, 14-
cylinder, 1,700 hp double radial air-
cooled engines, with two-speed super-
charger. 8-bladed Hamilton Standard
hydromatic propellers.
PERFORMANCE: Rated at a speed of
over 380 miles an hour. Service ceil-
ing over 20,000 feet. Tactical radius
of action: 300 miles.
BOMB LOAD: Approximately 2,000
ARMAMENT: Bomber version: five .50
caliber guns.
PROTECTION: Armor for pilot, upper
and lower gunner. Leak-proof tanks
and bullet-proof glass.

Here's to the gunner who tried his best
To get a pair of wings on his chest.
He studied his lessons into the night
Until it was time to turn out the light.
He then laid his head down to rest,
But found out he couldn't because of
a test.

They say it was his age that held him
Even though he was on the right track,
But let it never be said he didn't try,
Because he was willing to do or die.
Charles H. Crawford
Class 44-23.


(Ihis verse was found on the body of an
SAerican soldier after a battle some-
p where in Italy. The identity of the
writer has not been determined.)
Look, God, I have never spoken to You,
SBut now I want to say How do You do;
You see, God, they told me You did not
And like a fool, I believed all this.

Last night from a shell hole, I saw Your
I figured right then they had told me
a lie.
Had I taken time to see things You made,
I'd have known they weren't calling
a spade a spade.

I wonder, God, if You'd shake my hand,
Somehow I feel that You will understand.
Funny, I had to come to this hellish
Before I had time to see Your Face.

Well, I guess there isn't much more to say.
But I'm sure glad, God, I met You today.
I guess the "Zero Hour" will soon be here
But I'm not afraid, since I know
You're near.

The Signal-Well, God, I'll have to go.
I like You lots, this I want You to know.
Look now, this will be a horrible fight.
Who knows-I may come to Your house

Though I wasn't friendly to You before,
I wonder, God, if You'd wait at Your
Look, I'm crying-me, shedding tears!
I wish I had known You these many years.

Well I have to go now, God-Goodbye!
Strange since I met You-I'm not
afraid to die!


Sunday School, Post Chapel........... 9 A.M.
Worship, Colored Rec Hall.......... 9 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel ............... 10 A.M.
Worship, Trigger Town.........,.... 10 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel............. 7:30 P.M.
Fellowship Meeting ....... ...... 7:30 P.M.
Christian Science Service............ 8 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal................... 7:30 P.M.
Mass, Post Chapel.................... 8 A.M.
Mass, Post Theater.................. 10 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel................. 1:15 A.M.
Mass. Post Chapel................ 6:30 P.M.
Mass ............................ 5:30 A.MI
Novena....... ...................... 7 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal...................... 8 P.M.
Confessions ......................... 7 P.M.
(and any time Chaplain is in his office.)
Worship Service.................... 7:30 P.M.

Don't throw your mouth into high gear
until you are sure that your brain is
turning over.

Cupid makes so many bad shots because he's
aiming at the heart and looking at the

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Week Ending May

On Monday the Germans threw
their Sunday punch. It was a
pretty good punch. It forced
the Americans to withdraw from
the Italian coastal town of
Terracina, at the Tyrrhenian
Sea extremity of the Adolf
Hitler Line, which they had
occupied earlier in the day.
But it was the last desper-
ate punch of 170,000 faltering
Nazi troops. On Tuesday, the
Allies resumed their northward
drive and recaptured the town.
The Americans and British at
Anzio began hammering at the
confines of their beachhead,
and by Thursday had effected a
junction with the fighting men
and machines who had driven
northward along the coast from
Ihe Anzio beachhead was no
longer a beachhead. It had
become the western anchor of
the main front stretching
across Italy's waist.
But the Allies at the wound
in Italy's shin which was
Anzio, who for long months had
fought a grim holding battle,
had done more than join hands
with their comrades who pushed
up from the south. They had
burst through the eastern con-
fines of their beachhead, and
had cut the Appian Way south-
east of Cisterno, blocking the
main escape route for the
Germans pocketed in the Terra-
cina area.
The Italian battle raged
toward a crisis. Adolf Hit-
ler's defense line was being
ripped to shreds by the com-
bined slashes of Americans,
Britons, Canadians, Frenchmen
and Poles. A dispatch from
the front said, "The final
battle for Rome (20 miles
away) might not be long de-
.ayed. "

Germany's propagandists be-
gan preparing their public for
the bitter taste of further
withdrawals. In broadcasts
and in newspaper articles they
told the people of Germany
that retreats were being made
only to avoid wasting strength
and to preserve it for the
main events in eastern and
western Europe.
Even while the-German Army
was preparing the 50-mile Rome
defense line astride two main
roads leading to' the capital
from the south, Adolf Hitler's
own newspaper acknowledged
that the city eventually will
be lost.
Hitler's Voelkischer Beo-
bachter said, "The German re-
treat, as far as can be judged,
will continue to north Italy."
Capt. Ludwig Sertorius, Ger-
many's version of Gabriel

Heatter, said "the Germans are
pursuing tactics of mobile de-
fense without resorting to
their strategic reserves."
The propagandists asserted
that the Allies were using
"unheard-of amounts" of power.
The Germans, in opposition,
were supposed to have some 17
divisions on the battleline,
and 8 divisions somewhere in
the rear.
Despite their setbacks, how-
ever, the Germans still had
the strength to reinforce their
troops who were fighting Ti-
to's partisans in Yugoslavia.
Heavy fighting was reported
under way throughout western
Yugoslavia, with the Germans
supporting their offensives
with continuous air attacks.

Germany and France continued.
New highs in aerial attack
records were set Wednesday
when more than 6,500 Allied
planes struck against Hitler
from Britain and Italy. Ber-
lin and Vienna, Kiel and Duis-
berg, and many another favor-
ite target felt the sickening
concussion of bombs marked
"Made in America."
The aerial pounding, said;
General Hap Arnold, chief of
the Army Air Forces, consti-
utes an invasion "in the dead-
liest sense of the word.
"It is not...a prelude to
invasion. It is invasion...
Numerically we send over the
equivalent of an infantry di-
vision on our.daily, routine
missions now."
The Germans. still sweating

North Africa, where Yanks landed Nov. 8, 1942, to change the com-
plexion of the war, has been the scene of conflict since men first learned
how to fight. There the Moors first rose to greatness, conquered Spain
and developed a strong and ruthless civilization in a weak and weary
world. There the Barbary pirates ruled until Decatur broke their grip
on trade routes and paved the way for France's annexation of most of
Barbary. There, too, were the scenes of Rommel's early triumphs, the
British break-through at El Alemein and the final rout of the Desert Fox
from Africa. Today North Africa plays a vital part in an even bigger
battle-the fight for Europe. As fueling station for Allied armies across
the Mediterranean, the "Dark Continent's" sunlit upper fringe now
is the scene of the greatest activity in its history.

Italy's underground made
public its first communique
several'hours before the Al-
lied High Command announced a
plan of operation for the pro-
Ally Italians in the German-
occupied areas. The under-
ground claimed guerilla activ-
ities in the north had forced
the Germans to send six divi-
sions to the affected area to
meet increasing underground
The Italians behind the
lines were told in Allied
broadcasts to "sabotage com-
munications as much as possible
without taking useless risks.
Keep in contact with foreign
elements in the German Army
so that they will be able to
desert and go into action when
they are told of the moment
to strike."
The air offensive against

out D-day, were told by their
"experts" that there were
three and a half million Al-
lied troops in England... wait-
The Russian front remained
quiet. But a broadcast from
Moscow by a British reporter
declared that this quiet will
be broken by the most spectac-
ural land offensive in Euro-
pean history.
His broadcast might have
been made purely as a propa-
ganda measure for the effect
it would have upon the German
people. You'll have to judge
for yourself. Here's what he
"The Red Army in the silence
of the Eastern front is now
making final preparations for
what may prove to be the most
spectacular land offensive in
European history. At care-

fully selected points along
the 3,000 mile front, from the
Baltic to the Black Sea, the
Russians are concentrating
forces which in coordination
with an Allied invasion in the
west will break the enemy's
back. Red Army reserves are-
being massed at strategic
points. Unprecedented numbers
of guns are being drawn up
into position opposite the
German lines. The offensive
may not start for a month. But
the common view in Moscow is
that when it does start, it
will be on such a scale that
the Germans will hardly know
what hit them."
In New Guinea, MacArthur's
troops, reinforced, broke a
five-day stalemate and crossed
the Tor River toward two Jap
airdromes on Maffin Bay.
Truk was bombed by Libera-
tors, and in Burma the Allied
drive to regain control of
the Burma road went forward
Vinegar Joe Stilwell's
troops hold control of the
northern terminus of the major
railroad in Burma, and other
enemy supply lines have been
cut by airborne troops and

DONT THROW or leave papers, boxes.
tins, cans, munition cases or any refuse
in the open. They should be concealed
or buried as they indicate activity in
#h. cr

FLASHLKnHlS and matches should
never be lighted outdoors at night in a
combat area. Such lights serve the
enemy as well as a beacon does a pilot.

AVOIDthe tendency loRgaheringroups
when under enemy fire The dispersion
of men increases the safety of all.

TRUCK PARKS, ammunition dumps,
supply depots, etc. are natural targets
for air attacks. Keep away from them
when seeking cover from a bombing

_Ray 27, 19444


Paae K

After a Six-Month Stalemate the Allies in
ITALIA N FRON T Italy Have Begun to Advance. Shaded Area
Shows Battlelines and Allied Advance.

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ORIENTATION BEING at the moment one
of the Army's most consuming pas-
sions, we shall in this piece at-
tempt to give an orientation lesson con-
.erning Panama City and vicinity.
We will not say anything about the
troubles of present-day Panama City,
with its swollen city limits bulging
with GI's from Tyndall Field and welders
from the shipyard.
Instead, we have been digging into a
Post Library book on Florida, prepared
by the WPA-remember?-which discloses
some interesting facts of history and
AS AN EXAMPLE, the story of Port St.
Joe and its immediate predecessor,
the ghost town of St. Joseph, is
really an intriguing tale.
Back in 1838, St. Joseph, the site of
which lies some five miles south of the
present St. Joe, had a population of
6,000, and was the largest city in
St. Joseph was developed as a port
from which to ship the cotton and other
products which came from this section
in those ante-bellum days. "The harbor
became a forest of spars and masts as
vessels crowded the port to take on car-
goes of cotton," the WPA book says,
"carrying away from 100,000 to 150,000
bales annually."
Rich and Wicked
St. Joseph definitely was an up and
coming town. Building lots sold at
fabulous prices, and two railroads were
constructed to bring products to the
port. Houses were constructed which,
for that time, were palatial mansions,
there were brick office buildings and
warehouses, long wharves and piers.
St. Joseph, says the book, became
known as "the richest and wickedest city
)in the southeast."
In 1841, a ship from South America
brought the dreaded yellow fever to St.
Joseph. Within a few weeks, three-
fourths of the population had died.
"Panic-stricken survivors abandoned
their homes and fled, ships avoided the
port, hotels and business houses closed.
For three years the town remained de-

Being a Tale of Pirates, of Ghost

Towns and Hurricanes and Tidal

Waves, of the Invention of Ice,

Ana of Other Facts, Historical

And Otherwise, About This Area

Where We Are Stationed

ay Jot.. Is; .p4 nS... ..:
,fllustrated by &t. ,9sai'fl f f

It kept you out

of the army.

serted. Fear of the plague was so
qtret that only a few venturesome fish-
armen dared to approach the spot.
"Ih 1844, a hurricane and tidal wave
swept in from the Gulf. Empty buildings
were leveled. The wreckage of many
floated out to sea. Devastating storms
followed at intervals, and bit by bit
all remains of the town were effaced."
Today the site of St. Joseph is noth-
ing but a jungle of pines, palmettoes
and underbrush.
When the yellow fever epidemic swept
the town, many residents moved their
houses to Apalachicola, which had been
established some time before St. Joseph
and which, also, was a booming city at
the time. Several of these houses are
still standing.
Headstones Stolen
Just south of Port St. Joe is what is
left of the old St. Joseph's cemetery.
They tell a story that many of the head-
stones disappeared shortly after St.
Joseph was abandoned, and were found
later in shops of neighboring communi-
ties serving as counter-tops.
J UMPING UP CLOSER to Panama City,
the book informs us that St. Andrews
Bay is the site of an unusual nat-
ural phenomenon: the tide, instead of
rising and falling four times a day as
do normal ocean tides, rises but once
each 24 hours, and even then the rise
is hardly noticeable.
We'll bet that even most of the resi-
dents of this section don't know that,
to quote the book, "Years ago the fine
sand along this coast was shipped north
in quantities to be sprinkled on barroom
PANAMA CITY'S principal contribution
to the present war is, aside from
aerial gunners, Liberty ships, but
in the Civil War the main industry was
a salt works located out toward Panama

City Beach. Salt during that war was
so important to the Confederacy that it
sold for a dollar a pound. Florida laws
granted "exemption from conscription and
military service" to those engaged in
production of the material, and, as you
might guess, great numbers of sturdy
patriots flocked to this area and began
making salt just as fast as they could.
However, the damnyankees sailed into
St. Andrews Bay in 1862 and destroyed
thu salt works. Presumably the erst-
while salt-makers thereupon found thbm-
selves in 1-A, or whatever they. called
that unfortunate state of affairs in
those days.
Where Pirates Roamed
BACK IN THE 1780s, this part of the
Gulf coast took quite a beating from
the depredations of an English pi-
rate named William Augustus Bowles, who
had been dismissed from the British
navy. Leading the Creek Indians who at
the time lived in this neighborhood, he
looted the Spanish towns which existed
here then until the Spaniards captured
him and packed him off to Morro Castle
in Havana where he died. The WPA's book
doesn't say whether he left any buried
treasure around here, but if you're am-
bitious it probably wouldn't do any
harm to dig in likely looking spots.
A PALACHICOLA WAS founded by English-
men about 1821 and was known then as
West Point. Prior to that time there
had been Spanish settlements in the
neighborhood. Apalach got its present
name from the Apalachee Indians, who
were the predominant tribe in northwest
Florida whenthe white men first arrived.
Apalachicola had a boom which pre ded
that at St. Joseph. Building lots were
sold for as high as $3,000, which was a
helluva lot of money in those days.
Come to think of it, it's a helluta lot
of money right now.
Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola in-
vented the process of making ice arti-
ficially. Perhaps it was in self de-
fense against the hot weather. He used
his ice-making machine primarily to dool
the rooms of patients stricken with
Mint juleps, planters' punches and
Scotch and sodas owe a great deal to
Thus endeth the history lesson for
this week.
\ I /

They owe much to Apalachicol&

May 27, 1944

Paaa 7







Lefty Norman Southard blanked
the Fort Barrancas baseball squad
for six Innings, yielding four
hits and striking out seven bat-
ters, as the Tornadoes blasted
out a 20-1 win over the visitors
from Pensacola in their game
here last Saturday. Right-hander
Dale Livingston relieved Southard
in the 7th and held the Barrancas
batters hitless until the ninth
when Morgan, the first batter up,
singled and later crossed the
plate on a passed ball, stolen
base and an error by Shortstop
One of the highlights of the
game was the first inning homer
by Nick orange with one on. The
Tornado centerflelder caught a
shoulder high pitch and blasted
it Into deep center field to eas-
ily score himself and Brown, who
was on first by virtue of a
fielder's choice. Also, in the
sixth, the Fort Barrancas squad
executed the first triple play
ever made on the Tyndall dia-
mond. With the score 17-0 In
favor of Tyndall, and six runs
already across the plate in that
inning, Orange popped up to
Smith, Barrancas hurler, who
doubled Brown off first base.
First baseman Bonardel then threw
to Catcher Morgan who tagged out
Hines as he attempted to come in
from third on the play.
The Tornadoes on Saturday were
a completely different outfit
from the one which suffered a
twin drubbing at the hands of
Ellyson Field the preceding week-
end. With practically the same
lineup, except for Brown at sec-
ond base, the Tyndall nine com-
mitted but two errors and were in
fine hitting form as they clubbed
three enemy pitchers for 21 hits.
O'Meara started on the mound
for Barrancas but gave way to
Bill Ashman In the fourth after
two were out. Smitn relieved
Ashman in the sixth.
Getting off to a 2-run lead in
the first on orange's four-bagger,
the Tornado bats boomed again in
the fourth and when the dust
cleared after Southard flied out
to center for the third out, nine
Tyndall runners had crossed the
plate on seven hits and with the
aid of three Barrancas miscues.
In that glorious fourth the Tor-
nadoes batted around with four
to spare. *Pat" Patterson con-
nected for two hits in the inning
to give him a "three for three"
count for the day as he relin-
quished his first base position
to BIcker in the sixth.
Silenced in the fifth, the Tor-
nadoes reopened their barrage in
the sixth and batted around,
scoring six runs on five hits be-
fore Barrancas retired the side
on the triple play. M/Sgt. Woody
Busby, making his first appear-
ance of the year in a Tornado
uniform, came through with a
single to left field when he
pinch hit for Southard in the


I i.

T/Sgt. Eddie Matonak (left) and Sgt. Less Tarr are two of the
Tornadoes' leading hitters. Both are members of the Medical De-
tachment and along with burly Nick Orange they form an all-Medic
outfield for the post diamond squad, starring equally at the plate
and in the field.
Matonak, who hails from Vandergrift, Pa., plays center field and
is the leading hitter on the T/F nine at present with an average of
.478. Tarr, who has played at practically every position for the
Tornadoes, is being used chiefly In right field. His home town is
Export, Pa., and he's batting the ball around this year at a .345
clip. Both Matonak and Tarr were members of last year's T/F nine.

s ixtl.
The Tornadoes added two runs
In the seventh on Becker's second
twin-bagger of the game, Living-
ston's single and Busby's double.

Scott, s ........ 3 o 0
Juliano, cf ...... 4 0 0
Sisson, rf........ 4 0 1
Morgan, if ...... 4 1 1
Davis, Sb......... 3 0 1
Bonardel, lb..... 8 0 0
Polleta, 2b ...... 3 0 1
Curoto, c.... 0 0
O'Meara, p....... 1 o 0
Chaissone*....... 1 0 0
Orayblll* ...... 1 0 0
Brown***** ....... 0 1
Ashman, p*e*oe... 1 0 0
Smith, p***** ... 1 0 0
Totals 31 1 5
*Replaced Curcio in 4th
**Replaced Davis In 7th
***Batted for Bonardel in 9th
o** Replaced Morgan in If in
*S*S*Relieved O'Meara in 4th
*s***eRelieved Ashman in 6th

Tarr, rf......... 4 2 1
Hines, s ........ 3 1 1
Brown, 2b........ 8 3 2
Orange, if....... 5 a 2
Becker, Sb....... 6 3 3
Matonak, f...... 4 2 2
Patterson, lb.... 8 1 3
Allen, c......... 3 2 2
Southard, p...... 3 1 0
*Jaokeral, If.... 0 0 0
**O'Shields, rf.. 1 0 0
***Freeman, 2b .. 3 1 2
:***Livingston, p 2 1 1
*****Busby, c.... 2 1 2
Totals 45 20 21
*Batted for Tarr in 7th
**Replaced Orange in 8th
***aatted for Patterson in oth
**e*Replaced Southard in 7th
*****Batted for Southard in
Oth, Replaced Allen in 7th.
Winning pitcher Southard, los-
ing pitcher O'Meara. Strike-
outs, by Southard 7, by O'-
Meara 2. Errors: Tyndall 2,
Barrancas 4. Sco rer: pfc.
Johnny Walters. Umpire: S/Sgt.
Dav s.
Score by innings:
BARRANCAS 000 000 001--1
TORNADOES 200 906 21x--20

Center Fielder Matonak

Leads Tornado Batsmen

With .478 Average
T/Sgt. Eddie Matonak of the
Medics, speedy centerfielder for
the Tyndall Tornadoes, Is pres-
ently leading his mates with an
ethereal average of .478 for
23 "at bats" In seven games.
Matonak, whose fielding is as
sharp as his hitting, was a reg-
ular on last year's post diamond
squad. His home is in Vander-
grift, Pa.
Following close on Matonak's
heels In the hitting column is
First Baseman "Pat" Patterson of
Mississippi. Patterson, In eight
games, has made 28 official trips
to the plate and connected safely
In 13 of those trips for an aver-
age of .464.
Oaies AB H pet.
Matonak, cf 7 23 11 .478
Patterson, lb 8 28 13 .464
Allen, c 8 21 9 .429
Hines, as 5 19 7 .368
Brown, 2b 3 11 4 .364
Tarr, f 8 29 10 .345
Polcynski, f 3 12 4 .333
O'Shields, 3b 4 6 2 .333
Jackeral, f 4 3 1 .333
Freeman, 2b 7 27 8 .295
Becker, 3b 6 24 6 .250
Orange, f 3 13 3 .231
Bailey, ss 4 15 3 .200
Home runs: Tarr 1, Becker 1,
Orange 1, Bailey 2. Triples:
Hines 3, Freeman 1, Becker 1,
Orange 1, Doubles: Busby,l,
Hines 1, Brown 2, Polcynski 1,
Freeman 1, Becker 2.

G1 asser

Ton Lost
1 0
1 0
3 1
1 1
0 0
0 0
0 1




Pulverizing the pill with mon-
otonous regularity, the post col-
ored baseball team buried Marian-
na, 22-0, last Sunday on the lo-
cal diamond. Tomorrow afternoon
at 2:30, Tyndall opposes Camp
Still untested, despite the
fact they have won four straight
games, the Brown Bombers hope to
continue their success against
teams in Section One of the East-
ern Flying Training Qommand and
bring a divisional championship
to Tyndall Field. In their last
four games, the Bombers have
blasted home 74 runs and allowed
only two enemy runners to reach
home plate. That isn't hay--in
anyone's league.
The fans hadn't even become
comfortable last Sunday before
three Tyndall runners crossed
home plate in the opening inning
to take a commanding lead. In
the third inning, five more runs
were putupon the Bombers' score-
board, and from then on, it was
just a question of how much pun-
ishment the visitors could ab-
sorb. Reeling under a barrage
of singles, doubles and triples
Marianna finally hoisted the
white flag In the eighth and
called it a day. The visiting
outfielders scurried to and fro
during the entire game trying to
stem the Tyndall flood of base
knocks, and when the contest
finally ended, they looked like
Tojo's men after the Marines in-
vaded Tarawa.
Second Baseman Phillips of the
Bombers continued his amazing
hitting with a booming triple and
three singles. This rangy lad,
who has played on some of the
best colored semi-pro teams in
the country, Is fast becoming the
most dependable hitter on the
team. In the past three games,
he has smacked out 11 bingles in-
cluding two triples.
In addition to Phillips, Back-
stop Dawkins, Shortstop Harrison
and Left Fielder Mayo also wield-
ed heavy willows. They collected
three hits apiece.
Eugene Irons, Tyndall left
fielder, failed to receive credit
for an official time at bat, yet
he scored three runs. He strolled
to the plate three times, and
also strolled to first base three
times. The opposing pitchers
couldn't get the ball over to
him, and he received three bases
on balls.
Streeter hurled five innings
for the winners, ana allowed only
two hits. He was a little shy on
control, however, hitting three
batters and walking the same
number. Marianna loaded the bas-
es after one man had been retired
in the opening inning, but
Streeter fanned the next two bat-
ters. Jenkins, who went to the
mound in the sixth, was found for
a single blow during the rest of
the game.
Second Baseman Woodson was the
star for the losers, making sev-
eral fine plays around the key-
stone sack.

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By p1. J.J. Doonis
mickey Graztano, 172-pannder troa Triggertown, was awarded the de-
cision over Harry Gregorian, 185, of Detroit, in the main fight of

last Tuesday's weekly boxing show



Bowling along on five smooth-
working cylinders the Quarter-
master quintet defeated the Red-
birds last Sunday afternoon to
win their fourth consecutive post
kegling crown.
The W pinmen, winners of every
bowling competition since the ac-
tivation of TyndAll Field, had
little difficulty in downing the
Redbirds, winners of the second
half of the inter-squadron pin
competition. Taking three straight
games, the QM broke two records
in winning the title. Their 985
team score in the third game and
their 2785 pins total team score'
for the three games were the top
arks in those divisions of

league competition.
The playoff scores:
1st 2nd
Redbirds Game eame
Wolk......... 193 149
Grant........ 158 106
Franklin..... 107
Rutkowski 147 166
Moyse........ 181 195
Bishop....... 165
Totals 786 780
Usher........ 172 215
Wheeler...... 180 101
Naples....... 153 144
Miller....... 200 157
anylks ....... 210 178
Totals 915 885




Did you know that the smallest
organization on the field repre-
sents almost half the states of
the Union? The 30 members of the
band come from 19 different
states, from Colorado and New
Mexico on the west to the At-
lantic seaboard, and from Illi-
nois and Massachusetts on the
north to Texas through to Florida
on the south. Pennsylvania is
first with five, Alabama is sec-
ond with three men, while five
states score with two each and
the remaining 12 get one each.
The two front ranks in a March-
ing formation with the warrant
officer and drum major come from
11 different states. We are con-
vinced that the post band repre-
sents the nation.
A routine week passed by for
the music makers...as far as day
Nork was concerned. But the
nights...that's where their day
really started! A total of eight
performances in six nights was
the record scored by the dance
Last Wednesday's Triggertown
show featured USO Camp Show tal-
ent while the 808th was on hand
to furnish the music, and, of
course, another group of the band
was setting steady dancing tem-
poes at the Rec Hall where all
permanent party men are invited
to go dancing every Wednesday
Thursday, the concert band of-

at the outdoor arena next to the
post gym. The rugged Grazlano is
now looking for a shot at Cocio
and the Tyndall Field champion-
One of the evening's bouts was
called no contest when Herb Der-
ex refused to continue fighting
with Charles Blankenship, 148,
of Richmond, Va. Derex quit the
ring shortly before the end of
the first round in protest against
Blankenship's tactics, which he
said were unsportsmanlike.
George Corbin, 146, from Massa-
chusetts, batted out a decision
over Edwin Banck, 147, Buffalo,
N.Y. Carbin floored his man for
the count of nine in the third
round and just breezed in as
Banck tired from his early ef-
Dick McDonough, 133, Cleveland,
outclassed Maurice Walker, 131,
New York.
In tha opening bout of the
evening, Robert Alexander, 154,
from New York, won a close de-
cision from Charles Curran, 151,
from Massachusetts.
Tiny Chu, 132, Honolulu, won a
close decision from Ed Wills,
153, from Pennsylvania. Chu, who
lost a decision to Wills last
week, avenged himself as he stab-
bed and jabbed his way to victory.
Jesse Gallagher, 158, Pennsyl-
vania, scored a unanimous deci-
sion over William Stillwell, 155,
Connecticutt, and Ed.Cummings,
150, Kentucky, took the prize
over Al Falato, 145, Chicago, in
their interpretation of the Merry
Widow Waltz.
Lt. John Gueder, 195, Texas,
and T/Sgt. Richard Runk, 1868*
of Chicago, appeared in an ex-
hibition wrestling match that
pleased the fans. Scheduled to
appear in next week's wrestling
exhibition are Lt. Walter Nelson
of the Provost Marshal's Office
and Private Kooy, former profes-
sional now in the Guard section.
All matches were refereed by
M/Sgt. Al Barbier, former member
of the Louisiana State University
boxing team.

feared to its radio public *Mardi
Grass by Ferde Grofe, ,Pavanne,'
by Morton Gould, 'Begin the Be-
gulne,N by Cole Porter, PepeptutI
Mobile," a musical humoresque
which has no ending but can be
played continuously without stop-
ping. The original score is by
Johann Strauss. Also, 'The
Spirit of the First Division,
a march in quick tempo,was played
in salute to the First Division
which has done so much of the
tough fighting in this war.
--Cpl. Grin L. Bartholomew

A corporal dreams of being serg-
ean t
And sergeants rightfully of still
higher rank,
But I, poor pfc., no longer ar-
Care not for hash marks by either


12:30 P.M.--Record Concert,
Post Theater.
7 P.M.--Bingo at Triggertown.

7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving

7 P.M.--Entertainment in Hos-
pital Wards.
8 P.M...Dance, UISO.
8 P.M.--Bingo, Rec Hall.
8 P.M...Movies, Colored Rec
12:30 P.M.--Special Service
Non.Com Meeting, Library.
7 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show at
Receiving Pool.
8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent Party Only.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,



Students Only.
8 P.M.--Dance, ColoredRecHall
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
7 P.M.--Triggertown Talent Re-
8 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
Tuesday, 8 P.M.-Weekly bouts
at Post Gym.
Sunday, J'une 3, Tornadoes vs.
Marianna AAB, Post Diamond,
Thursday, June 1 -- Ray Kinney
and his band will be presented
at Triggertown (6:15 P.M.) and
at the Post Theater (7:45 P.M.
and 9 P.M.).

DIn. a
Da g

Saltl Seemore


May 27. 1944




Movie Fare This Week

Sun.-Mon., 'GASLIGT, Charles
Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph
TEXAS,' Roy Rogers.
Wed.-Thurs., 'THE STORY OF DR.
WASSEL,' Gary Cooper, Laraine
Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson.
Sun.-Mon., 'COVER GIRL,' Rita
LOVE,' Betty Jane Rhodes.
Wednesday, 'MOON OVER LAS
VEGAS,' Anne Gwynne.
Thurs.-Fri., 'NONE SHALL ES-
CAPE,' Marsha Hunt.
Saturday, 'CANYON CITY,' Don
Red Barry.
Sun. -Mon., 'WHAT A WOMAN.'
Rosalind Russell.
Charles Boyer, Ginger Rogers.
Wed.-Thurs.. 'IMMORTAL SERG-
EANT,' Henry Fonda.
James Craig.
Sunday, 'The Heat's On,' Mae
Mon.-Tues., 'JUKB GIRL,' Ann
Wednesday, 'SAHARA,' H. Bogart
Fri.-Sat., 'SUNDOWN KID,' Don
Red Barry.


Pfc. Joseph A. Kacere of St.
Clairsville, Ohio, completed
his gunnery training here yes-
terday and was selected as the
ranking gunner of his class,
44-22, The 23-year-old former
electrician and farmer scored
128 in his final comprehensive
examination, in addition to
leading his classmates with
exceptionally high averages in
other phases of the course.
While attending the local
high school in St. Clairsville
Kacere played several years of
varsity football. He was
reared on a farm and after
graduation he free-lanced as
an electrician. Kacere en-
tered the service In September

of 1942 at Fort Benjamin Har-
rison and to dchis basic train-
ing at the Jacksonville Army
Air Base. After completing AM
school at Seymour Johnson he
was returned to Jacksonville,
where he worked on tne flight
line. He arrived at Tyndall
late in March of this year
from Chatham Field, Ga.
His post war plans include
"a lot of travel." He named
his camera missions in the air
as the most interesting phase
of the gunnery school.
Here are his records:
Cal. 50...96% Skeet Range..90%
Turrets... 96% Moving Base..66%
Sighting..96% Tower Range..64%
Jeep Range 20.8%


Although pies may have been
a rarity on the bill of fare
at Tyndall's mess halls In the
past, there'll be plenty of
the thick-crusted delicacies
as of yesterday. Witn the
opening of the new Post Bakery
on Friday, a new deal is on
the fire for the field's
sweet-toothed GI's. Not only
can pies be expected as des-
sert for one of the three
daily meals, but don't be sur-
prised if you begin to find
rich pastries on your tray in
the days which follow.
The first product to come
from the new bake shop was
pineapple pie which was served

at the noon meal yesterday,
and was followed up with ap-
ple pie at mid-day chow to-
day. Tonight's piece de re-
sistance is a little number
called orange cake, and the
boys at the bakery are count-
ing on It to please the pal-
ates of their particular pa-

Captain Claude C. Langston
is the officer in charge of
the shop, with T/Sgt. Dick
Runk the NCOIC. S/Sgt. Jesse
Treadway is the chief baker
aam S/Sgts. Harold Patton and
Lloyd Mathews are his first




The Post Salvage Department
is now located near Florida
Avenue in the area formerly
occupied by the Resident En-
gineers. This change was
made necessary by the tremen-
dous increase of salvageable
items generated on the post.
The new site will facilitate
the handling of much more
s salvage.
The fullest cooperation is
expected of every man and
woman on this field to salvage
every possible item of a crit-
ical nature, no matter how
large or small.
As soon as the new power
paper baler is put into opera-
tion, the Post Salvage Officer
expects to start a relentless
campaign for the salvage of
all waste paper and cardboard.
The need for this extremely
critical item has increased in
the past few months to a point
where it now rates a higher
priority than rubber, steel or
More and more items are be-
ing shipped overseas in paper-
board cartons and, with two
million men stationed in Eng-
land alone, it is apparent
that huge quantities of ma-
teriel must be shipped in
order to maintain these men.
The exact date of the paper
salvage drive will be publish-
ed in the Daily Bulletin.



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