Clipped From Beatrice Daily Sun
Largest Body Of Recruits Over 50 Air Force Hopefuls To Leave Here In Bunch The largest group of volunteers for military service ever to leave Beatrice in one group will set ollt for Omaha Wednesday, Dec. 27. Over 50 men who hope to become members of the Army Air Force will leave via bus from the post office at 6:30 a. m., Army recruiting officer M-Sgt. Berl Dunn said today. Starting the first of the month with a normal number of voun- tccrs, enlistments have snowballed until M|Sgt. Dunn expects more than 50 to be in the group. Thus far, 34 men from the Beatrice area have been given a mental test and processed, the steps which make them eligible to make the trip to Omaha. One of the reasons for sending the group together is that ,nany of the boys, being friends, want to enlist at the same time. Dunn expects the remainder of approximately 50 to be processed within the next week. In order to be eligible to take tests at Omaha, each man must successfully pass a mental test given at local recruiting stations, then be processed as to any police record and character., M-Sgt. Dunn will accompany the group to Omaha. After reaching Omaha, the men will be given another mental test, and a physical exam. Following these, if passed successfully, the group will be dispatched to various air force bases for training. Twelve men from Beatrice have been accepted. They a^-e: Dean Fisher, A. J. Sprague, Harry Young, Donald »*Nickeson, Harold Corey, Richard Katz, Donald Lachty, Reinder Siefkes, Ben Goble, Walter Braun, Harold Wacker and Byron W. Ray. The remainder of the group, thus far, include: Kenneth Sand, Donald Manley, Loren Wieden,-Harry Wieden, Arolo Behrens, Kenneth L. Bures and Charles L. Steiner, all of Odell; LeRoy Bohling, Elmer Mom- mens, Lawrence Pientka and bean Robinson, all of Tecumseh; Gale Van Laningham and Lowell Schuerman, both of Harbine;' - Donald Frey, Steinauer; Vernon Meyer, Wymore; Harold Straube, Sterling; Lowell Greenwood and Wayne Roden, both of Fairbury; Clifford A. Brooks, Axtell, Kas..;_J.>avvrence W. Long, Marysville, Kas., and Reuben Herndon and Merly Dohering, both of Hebron.