William Taylor Bradford AND William Edward Bradford

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Taylor Civil Air Patrol Will Be Ready When Nee I | No one believed that the Civil ¡Air Patrol—a bunch of civilians could do it. But out of the urgency of the situation of World War I the CAP grew and developed. Prom Maine to Mexico they hunted German submarines off the East coast and gulf shores. They spotted ships in distress and survivors on life-rafts. They flew the Rockies as couriers couriers and performed rescue missions missions from the high Sierras to the Florida Everglades. They spotted fires in the nation's forests, forests, rmd worked with the Red Cross on mercy missions when disasters of flood or tornado struck. Undermanned, short of supplies, supplies, faced with the impossible every day of their wartime fight, the Civil Air Patrol set an example for civilian participation participation in a combat effort that has never been matched. The CAP, born just a week be| be| fore Pearl Harbor, undertook its i peacetime tasks as soon as the ! war was over. They were busier than ever fostering community airports, training cadets, working working toward the establishment of safe-flying routes, and the promotion promotion of an air-minded United States during a period in which air power is the key to national security and world peace. Today, out of the urgency of another situation very similar to the first—a possible third world war—the CAP has stepped up operations operations to a much higher degree. degree. The Taylor unit of the CAP has come a long way . It is training cadets and senior senior members to perform a vital role in defense in any eventuality. eventuality. One of the most important functions is the training of cadets cadets in the fundamentals of aeronautics. aeronautics. Every Monday night, boys from 15 to 18 years of age are being taught what they need to know to fill specialist jobs at home or in the Army Air Force if they are drafted. The Air Force thinks so much of its civilian civilian auxiliary, that it lifts its training quotas to make room for these young beys if they are drafted. Although the CAP does not give flight training, members are given ground training by qualified qualified senior members. Aviation subjects include map reading, theory of flight, meteorology, navigation. . aircraft structures, engines, instruments, crash procedure, procedure, and Civil Air regulations. These are far more subjects taught than are required for a pilot license. Military subjects taught the cadets include infantry drill, safe-guarding military information, information, guard duty, military correspondence, correspondence, and organization of the United States Air Force. In communications and evacuation evacuation the local unit is performing performing two of its most vital roles. Nine planes are available available to fly anywhere, when the roads are impassable, or when speed is needed. Within one hour, the local unit can be on its way with nine pilots, fifteen doctors doctors and nurses, and hundreds of pounds of supplies. During the daylight hours of one day, the nine planes can transport eighty people and well over 450 pounds of needed supplies supplies to Dallas, and evacuate eighty victims on the return trip. The unit has three-way communications communications systems. Planes in the air, radio-equipped cars on the ground, and radio operators at CAP headquarters at the Municipal airport can send messages messages to each other. Wing headquarters in Dallas I IpH ÏJ'^ I t m ' KjTCjjl —Tanner Photo] CAP COMMUNICATIONS ARE THREE-WAY—In picture number 1. Lt. Bob Heller and Captain W. T. Bradford flv over TariJ They exchange information by radio with Lt. Bob Sims (picture number 2) in his radio-equipped truck and with CaptainMaJ 7fnr”e,r number 3) on the City Hall lawn with his portable radio. No. 4 shows Commanding Officer Jack Cal* Lt. Culver Southall g.v.ng instructions in the operation of radio equipment in a plane. The nine planes which are available« a moment s notice in case of disaster man-made or otherwise, are shown on the ramp in front of the hangers at the Munich Airport m picture number a. In number 6, a group of cadets receive instructions on the operation of a ground radio unit.Nna-i ber 7 shows cadets pulling a periodic inspection on one of the CAP planes. uni-n«! has informed the local that they have 50 V.H.F. (very high frequency) frequency) radios that will soon be sent out over the state. It is expected that one of these units will be installed here within the near future so that the Taylor squadron may talk with any other unit of the CAP eoast-to- coast. Headquarters has also promised promised Taylor a loud speaker for one of its aircraft, so powerful that the plane, flying over a farm area or a town, can warn the people on the ground of any ap- or evacuation station. One of the most recent undertakings undertakings of the local Civil Air Patrol is the setting up of a mobile mobile unit which would consist of about 50 privately owned automobiles automobiles for evacuation and other purposes in case of disaster. disaster. Those who agree to take part in this program would drive their own cars and would make them available on a momen’t notice notice in case of emergency. On very limited funds which it must raise itself, the non-paid members of the Taylor squadron Local CAP Cadet May Get Paid European Tripl DALLAS. March 22.— A Taylor boy. William Bradford. 714 West Eighth Street, maj be awarded an all-expense paid trip to Europe Europe this summer, according to Col. E. O. Rushing, Texas wing proaching danger or direct them the Civil Air Patrol are work- to the nearest first aid station able tho tell whether we’ve really really done our work well. I realize,” realize,” McCloy continued, “that a lot of people claim we are relinquishing relinquishing too much power to the Germans but whom are we relinquishing it to?—to the men who have spent their lives in jail or in exile because they dared to oppose Hitler—1£> the men who have their roots deep in the principles of the Weimar Republic. We are not relinquishing relinquishing any allied powers to the Nazis. Of course, you may read in your paper about some dogcatcher dogcatcher or minor official who is a former Nazi, but you won’t find any former Nazis at the top. “If we are to build a firm foundation,” McCloy concluded, “we have to give these men gradual power. Some time or other, these men and the government government they are building will have to stand up and take the big test. We know that. We don’t know whether the teat will be Fascism or Nazism, but we kno wthat test is coming. Then we’ll knowr how well we have built.” Tough Hurdles Ahead My own impression is that McCloy McCloy has done a better job than could be expected in encouraging encouraging democracy for the German people but he still has some extremely extremely tough hurdles td overcome overcome with German officialdom and industrialists. McCloy has an American resident resident stationed in every country the American aone whole job is to mingle with the Gtrman people, hold town meetings ev­ ery two weeks, listen to their gripes, and encourage them to debate government problems. This is something the German people never enjoyed before and many of them are pleased but flabbergasted. These town meetings meetings have been so successful that the Bonn government isn’t too happy. It feels the Americans are getting a greater hold on the people than their leaders. McCloy McCloy himself has traveled all over the American zone participating- participating- in these meetings and letting the Germans fire questions questions at him. He feels that, if he can get their gripes out in the open and have a chance to answer them, he will have won an important part of the battle for a German Democracy. Converting down officialdom to democracy, however, is a tougher problem. McCloy still hasn’t persuaded them to revamp revamp the German civil service system, which makes every German German bureaucrat a petty quasi­ dictator and which tolerates arrests arrests and jailing wtihout warrants, warrants, nor has he been able to persuade the Germans to revamp their school system which gives freo ¿Mibiic schooling only through the tenth grade. Furthermore, Furthermore, tfaa Bonn government appears veering toward the sire of the big German industrialists —the same men who refinanced and rearmed Hitler. This is McCloy’s biggest problem. For, if this drift continues, history might repeat all over again. (Copyright, 1951, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.) ing, trying to get ready. They have not had their heads in the sand. They know that if they are needed it would be too late to get. ready. When stage coaches were first introduced in England, they tra­ velled only about 50 miles in a 12 hour day—in fine weather. The Taylor Daily Press MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Pres* i* exclusively i titled to th« use tor publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and also the local news published herein. All r it* of republication of Special Dispatch®* 'iere are also reserved. Entered as second class matter at t post office at Taylor, Texas, under t Act of March 8, 1879. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of anv person, firm, or corporation which may appear in the columns of The Daily Preaa will glady be corrected upon it being brought- to the attention ol the publisher. BILL BRADFORD SUBSCRIPTION RATES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 7. 1#50: City—By Carrier, 25c week; #0c month' I months $2.50; 6 Months $5.00; 12 Months $8.70. Mail Rate—Within Stale of Texas: 88c Month; S Months $2.00 ; 6 Months $S 7r. • 12 Months *4.76. All Mate* In Advanc* NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Texas Daily Press League, Lic., Dallas, Tnas, New York City. Chicago. 111., St. I Loui*. Mo., Loa Angeles, Calif., gs,„ Francisco. Calif., Memphis, Tenn., Detroit, Detroit, Mich., Denver, Colo. GEORGE B. PEELER, Pablisher HAROLD E. HARKINS, General Advertising Manage» LIN MILLS, News Editer Willlamsen Ceunty’s Only Dally Newspaper Published At Taylor, Texas, Dally Except Saturday New*, Advertising an<] Circulation Telephone tttl and 8UZ Taylor By The Day SATURDAY ~ ■ 2:30 The children of the Tenth Tenth Street Methodist Sunday School will practice for their Easter Program to be held at the church on Sunday night. Following the practice, an Easter Easter Egg Hunt will be held. Wide use of coffee in Eurone dates from the 17th Century. ‘ commander of Civil AirPati Colonel Rushing revealed! young Bradford has beenna by the Taylor squadron of I as its candidate toappearl a special examining board.; Dallas on April 14. That will select one and possibly! Texas CAP cadets to parti# in the 1951 International Exchange program. The internationel exchai program has been functio: for several years but last mer found the activity at; peak. While 25 CAP cadetsi visiting- and training in Eufl this country was host toL from Canada, England, SwiU lanct, France. Portugal and la Officials have indicated additional countries may eluded in the 1951 program, boys spent two weeks away ffl home, and in the case of CAP youths, they travel in Force Force planes with all exp*“ paid. While in Europe, theyT undergo a special training F gram as well as being enteff ed and given ampl$ opponu to see the sights. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford, William isa.CA; det captain. He has bee ^ terested in CAP since he and when the Taylor squ^ was activated, William wait two months until ^ birthday before he couia The nomination of tne youngster was made y ^ H. M. Tanner, executive of the local squadron. ^ -We’re going to have difficult time in 8Tf nf, fine youngsters,”^ Colonei ing explained, send them all." ... The Dallas board J d of the wing commander, madant of cadets, chaPf, two outstanding citw will meet with the cadets at a special then later interview individually. •j wish wec()l

Clipped from The Taylor Daily Press22 Mar 1951, ThuPage 2

The Taylor Daily Press (Taylor, Texas)22 Mar 1951, ThuPage 2
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