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h Has lean, Mean Look 1 Second Training Week Ends college rate same lower Move, shoot and commun-iing more time . 1. .. . * i *wi*trmr< s4ii*-tvtrY on cate' ^are the magic words srated training program pf southern -Cali- ornia's 40th Armored Divi- Vision, currently staging its Annual summer encampment jjiere and at Camps Roberts ind Irwin, the latter in the piA&ext near Barstow. ***m[1riing fpr the national guardsmen has been tailored..^ meet the demands of nuclear - age warfare, Maj. <S^fJIomer Q. Eaton, Jr., dMsion commander, said. ;.means more stress on mobility, greater than ever before, communica- ranges during this encampment and hours in actually firing year's longer driving and perfecting the techniques of fighting in the huge 47-ton P a 11 o n tanks ar- which are the modern mored division's mainstay. Approximately 1000 men of the division, in three battalions, are training at the Army's Armored Combat Training Center, Camp Irwin, under the tutelage of some of the. nation's top tank fighting experts. Eaton described the Camp Irwin training as the "most significant addition" to the 40th's training program this year. "'We've taught our men how to perform their individual jobs wit£ reasonable skill,'* Eaton-said. "Nowvthe Gamp their 1. nursery 2. sprinkler to penetration. 3. after yellow. dane trays 4. trol reset now. I-C [p jobllnter.•- ^intojin^ttie f _™, _ each man in the •>• 7800-strong division is spend-, ^ • ' $2 Million For w^s*•.^T^EM^Tv--^•»•,-.•—-•: .- /..• •# | Robert C. Kirkwood, State I Controller,"' reported last 't week that - highway users J i%es; totaling $25,584,833 fwiere apportioned jn July for \ ttie'California counties, cities ; anid the State Highway Fund ; for expenditure on highways. Analysis of the apportion- f the taxes, which ceived in. June, shows tfa$6,l37,176 went to the • diuiities in July. The State .•Highway Fund received $2,? 457,883 for distribution to as well as $16,989,774 expenditure "ays. Ang'eles on State mainitig two lanbf probably will be sent to Camp. Irwin .for a similar course, completion of which will mark the virtual end of individual training in the southland National Guard organization and its elevation to/an other "training plateau.'^ At that point, in October, 1958, fundamentals will have been learned and advance unit training will start. Hasteneing the end of the individual phase of. training, has been the six months active duty training program made mandatory for guardsmen early this year. Under that plan, now in operation throughout the country, new guard recruits are required to spend six months at an Army training post learning the basic elements of military operations. two this P. 5413 to 4475 County's amounted to $2,016,Kirkwood said. total apportionment fprjjuly shows a decrease of or 4 ; 02 per cent, total distribution preceding month. The also' shows an of $1,557,939, or 6.48 fpljpent,' over the: same "a year ago. ISjSfnicrces of the total dis-, were: net gasoline $22,758,483; use (diesel) tax, $1,558,881; transfer Motor Vehicle Trans- Tax Fund", $1,267,miscellaneous, $402. ss gasoline taxes col- in June totaled $24,a-decrease of $121,per cent, from ins for the preceding •—•and an increase oi f.351, or 5.91 per cent, When these partially trained Guardsmen return to their hometown units, they are ready to step into their assigned roles in the team as the organization learns to function- as an integrated unit, Eaton said. The six months' program tions made in the period last year, determining the net tax to be distribut- Ifaeif deductions were : refonds. to non-high^1,741,303; ad- ive expenses, $250,- •od a reserve for lappor- t of unrefuiideii! tax gaisoli|w,< $29.; • * - .. jt ', • • '• - ''' for non-l showed an i ^r<10.38 per cent, during the thus.has eliminated the costly and time-consuming recruit .training schools which once were a perennial headache in every National Guard unit. "The units are being stripped down to fighting size by elimination of personnel in the luxury' category," Eaton explained, "And. they're being taught to operate as small, reliant and self-sustaining units. The advent of battlefield - size nuclear weapons has made it suicidal to concentrate any large numbers of troops or equipment because they'd offer too lucrative a target for an enemy nuclear weapon;" It is the doctrine of-moving fast, hitting hard, then scattering quickly to avoid atomic retaliation that is being emphasized in the 40th* s field training. ' The National Guard division, : with 111. company- sized units biased at some 50'hometown armories, wfll end its annual field training and return to home stations this Saturday and Sunday; p i up ing of during the to of

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  1. Covina Argus,
  2. 22 Aug 1957, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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