William Taylor Bradford

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NOTHING dents to an army base where they receive two weeks of Army training, drill, and routine. From this group attending the summer camp, a number of cadets cadets is selected each year to take part in the Cadet Exchange Program, praised highly by General General Spaatz. Last summer 56 cadets received a two-week all expense paid tour of a foreign country, while an equal number number from other countries toured the United States. Some of the countries participating participating in the program, which is aimed at promoting international international understanding, are Canada. Canada. England, Australia. France, Switzerland, Alaska, and others. The Civil Air Patrol is under the sponsorship of the Army Air Corps, but membership is entirely entirely voluntary and may be terminated by a written resignation resignation at any time. However, the air corps has high respect for the training offered by the C. A. P. Any graduate cadet may enlist in the Army Air Corps, regardless of how full their quotas are, with a rank of Private Private First Class instead of Private. Private. If he desires, he may take pilot training after passing a physical examination. Cadets, who have their parents’ parents’ written consent for each flight they make, may serve as observer’s wings, to be wTorn on the uniform. All planes used by the Civil Air Patrol are fully insured to cover pilot, passenger, property property under any ownership, and plane. Among officers in the senior unit of the Taylor squadron besides besides Mr. Cale are Mayo Tanner, executive officer, and W. T. Bradford, adjutant. Those interested interested in joining either the Cadet Corps or the senior unit of the C. A. P. may contact any of these or any member of the squadron. On a recent trip to Dallas, Mr. Cale, Mr. Turner, and Mr. Bradford Bradford acquired several pieces of equipment to be used by the C- A- P. This eludes walkie-tan sets, and field t used ^ communic, tion» a complete for use in instruct of aviation, and era. Other radio expected in the squadron also Planes which arc members for searc mercy mission^ “In recognition of the fact that the airplane, like the horse| horse| less buggy, ‘is here to stay , the Taylor Civil Air Patrol is going ail out in a newly-launched program program of air safety, with special emphasis on the young people ' in our town," F E, ‘'Jack" Cale. commanding officer, announced this week. “It is an accepted fact that J 95 per cent of all airplane aeei- | dents occur because ot pilot er- i ror." Mr. Cale continued, “and ! with an effective safety program ; thoroughly taught before the student ever *akes to the air, such accidents would be drastically drastically ieduced. Such a schedule is now available to the boys and girls of Taylor 'hrough the Civil Air Patrol Cadets." Mr. Cale was elected commanding commanding officer of the Taylor ; squadron at a recent meeting, . assuming the position formerly held by II. M. Tanner, who ae- • cepted a temporary appointment from the C A. P. headquarters in Austin before the Taylor unit attained squadron strength, which is fifty or more members. I: was under the leadership of Mr. Tanner that the group ex- . paneled to its present strength ! and the entire squadron has; voiced its appreciation of a big ’ job well done. In the Cadet corps, boys and girls from 15 to 18 years of age are given a two year course cov- ■ ering navigation, meteorology, communications, some median- i ics of aircraft engines, *heory of; flight, and radar. This course has s been approved and accredited by the State Board of Education for high school and college entrance credits, and it has been estimated estimated that the cost of the training received would be between SI500 and SGOOO in an aeronautical: school. However, cadets in the Civil, Air Patrol are not allowed to, spend money for their training. There are no dues to pay or entrance entrance fees, and on completion of j the course the cadet may take an examination for on-the- ground jobs associated with. aviation, such as meteorologist: control tower operator, etc. fl j J ) Regular Checkups Your Eyes Begin To Bother You Regular check-ups may indicate the pi an eye condition before you are awi Caught in early stages, it may be cleai fore becoming serious. Come in today! A. M. HOUSE A. M. HOUSE, Jr. OPTOMETRISTS W. T. Bradford —Photos by Tanner ing a week. Instructors will be for the most part, local men who were trained in the Army and who are well qualified in their specialized fields. Text books used used in the course were written by top educators in the field of aeronautics, and regular army training films will also be available available as aids to instruction. A summer camp is available to Cadets each year. Army Air Corps transports move the stu- Mayo Tanner Members of the Civil Air Patrol Patrol Cadets are entitled to wear the snappy cadet uniforms in army khaki. The first boy and girl in Taylor to sign up for the program were Bill Bradford and Lillian Berger. These two cadets, as well as any C. A. P. member, will take applications from others others who are interested in the course. When the program starts, classes will be held one even- No member of the C. A. P. or of ; he cadet corps is ever required required to enter a plane, although familiarization flights are avail- a oh it .he cadet has written consent consent from his or her parents for each individual flight. The C. A. P. does not teach anyone to pilot a plane; flying lessons are available at the Municipal Air Port. No Civil Air Patrol pilot is allowed allowed to take a cadet up unless the pilot has passed an examination examination for his private license and has clocked an additional 200 hours flying time. The Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit nonprofit organization which trains its members for the on-the- ground jobs necessary to keep planet? in the air. During war time, the C. A. P. pilots operated on submarine patrol, border patrol. patrol. courier service, and missions missions of search and rescue. Primary peace-time motive of the C,A.P. is to educate youth of our nation in safe ways of the air age. One of the main duties duties of the organization is to aid in anp and all ways such groups as are dedicated to service to those in nted. and the motto for the C. A. P. might well be “We furnish wings to mercy organizations.” organizations.” rrTem YES' OVER $ 2 , 000,000 in cash and valuable prizes :

Clipped from The Taylor Daily Press20 Nov 1949, SunPage 22

The Taylor Daily Press (Taylor, Texas)20 Nov 1949, SunPage 22
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