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FIRST FORMATION OF THE 24TH TANK BATTALION At Camp Irwin, Calif:--the world's best tank training site--men of .Tucson's reserve unit, the 24th tank battalion, line up for the first formation after their arrival there. ' --XT. S. Army Photos 24TII TANK BATTALION COMMAND STAFF CONFERS Immediately upon arrival last Sunday- at Camp Irwin, the staff of Tucson's reserve tank battalion had a conference. Shown here are .(left to right) Capt. Kenneth Fornwalt (S-3), Capt. George W. Huir (S-4), Maj. Ettore De Concini, commanding officer, and Maj. Lyon H. Strong, executive officer. Reserve Tank Battalion Gets Rugged Training Duty The 24th tank battalion a Tucson reserve outfit, is were · now engaged in extensive training at Camp Irwin, with the first week of this rugged life about to .close. Under the command of Maj. Ettore De Concini, of the 24th l e f t Tucson early last Sunday morning and arrived at the "world's best tank training grouiTds" Sunday at mid-afternoon. First item on the agenda was army chow, prepared by cooks of the advance party--Sgt. Fred Boyed, 238 S. Fourth ave., and Corp. Paul Turnbull, 416 S. Third ave. The remainder of Sunday was spent in cleaning up the 15 by 15 feet h u t m e n t s (which house three or four . m e n ) and p u t t i n g the prop* articles in the proper place--army style. Capt. George Hull, commanding officer, told the men: "This is not the beautiful resort that most men would like to spend a 15 day vacation, but this is the place where a battalion of men can get the most thorough tank training that can be squeezed into 15 days of being soldiers." Monday at 4:45 a. m. the camp came to life and by 6:30 all hands were on their way to the training area. The pattern established on Monday will be followed faithfully daily until reserve training is over. eep the minutes Keep Lectures Short, L. A. Police Told LOS ANGELES-lectures short -- five enough time to give a traffic ticket, the Los Angeles police commission has told officers. John J. Irwin, commission president, said yesterday he has received complaints tliat policemen f r e q u e n t l y use 15 to 20 in giving tickets. Commissioner Michael Kohn said he had sonje complaints t h a t "officers seem enjoy taking unnecessary time, especially if a driver is in a rv." i i Envoy Denies Plot Attempt WASHINGTON -- OJ.R) -- Nicaraguan Ambassador Guillermo Sevilla Sacasa denied last night that his government was the vie-, tim of an alleged $150,000 extortion plot by a former state department official. He discussed the allegation with state department officials and later told reporters his country was not involved. The story of the alleged plot was printed by a west coast newspaper and given to Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's senate permanent investigating subcommittee. The

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  1. Tucson Daily Citizen,
  2. 16 Jul 1953, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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