Elvis to be sent to Ft. Hood
Dig This Girls, Army's Sending Elvis to Texas in at tremendous operation out of his career in the Army.” Elvis’ Army future after basic v ___ ............ training is anybody's guess, the cruits, the Army announced Wed- j general said. nesday. Presley, whose 1957 income was The rock ‘n‘ roll king will be nearly one million dollars, TEXAS BOUND—It was announced at Fort Chaffee, Ark., Wednesday that Elvis Presley, the tamed roc* V roller, will leave Friday for Fort Hood, Texas, where he will take his basic training. Elvis is shown in his new army fatigues.—AP Wirephoto. FT. CHAFFEE, Ark. L?i— Pvt. Elvis Presley, who has “always liked Texas,” will go to Ft. Hood there Friday with 18 other re JL 1 IC 1 UVA H 1 UU lYUlg VYiU sent to the 2nd Armored Division makes $78 a month, for eight weeks of basic combat training, Brig. Gen. Ralph Mace, commander of this camp told newsmen. “The decision was made in Washington this morning,” Mace said. The 23-year-old singer took the news placidly. With the courtesy and nonchalance he has maintained maintained for three days in the glare of publicity, Elvis told newsmen: “I’ve been anywhere in Texas you can name. . .I’d like to do whatever they (the Army) think I’m best suited for now Snakes, Girls Near Elvis' Training Area; FT. HOOD l &—The maneuvering' area of Fort Hood, where Elvis Presley will get his recruit training, training, is hot and dusty with rattle- lnitiation into the Army is just snakes and copperheads in the sum- about over for Elvis. He put on an mertime but its only 20 miles from Army uniform and received hisL irfs, 5choo|_ inoculations Wednesday. " 1 Gen. Mace watched Eivis try on lhe vast military reservation., some Army clothing this morning, encompassing 320 square miles, is Presley said “sir” to the private located near the geographical cen-1 first class, corporal and sergeant ter 0f xexas> Most of the area is who issued the clothing. ... , . . Mace told reporters earlier that;"1 rollinS' rocky coun,ry covmd. ‘■certainly Elvis has conducted ¡Wllh soub oaks and cactus and a himself in a fine manner ... and lar£e rattlesnake and copperhead has indicated he should make a population.