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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 25, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE CORPS NEWS VOLUME 1—NO,. 189. JiLYTIMCVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAKCH 25, 1943 SUBSCRIPTION KATES ON REQUEST TrTE BiiVTHEVILLE',ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS Published diily except Sundays in the Interest of tiw personnel . of the Army Air Forces Ad- ,vanced Two Engine Flying {School of pljUievUle, by the Bl>thevllle Cpurier No* 6 It contains the ne»s of the Air Carl E. Bailey, Former Governor, Addresses Class * _. - -- —_. With hi» two pilot ofliccr sons in the audience, Carl E, Baile'y, f turner govemor oL Aikansas, gave tho addies-s of the day before the class ol aviation cadets who this aftei- noon were giadiiated at tHe Blvthcvillo Aimy Air Field as second lieutenants in the Ainiy Air Coipq, qualified as pilots Saluting Sometimes Improper The military snlule Identifies Uie man. ns (i spldler' and 'is a .'funda- mental'prescribed form of military courtesy. A .salute under wrong clrcum- slnncos Ls ns much an cmjr as not extending the courtesy at 'all. Maj. Chm-les E. Lnyton, Post Adminls- irntlvc Inspector of the Blythc- ville Army Air Field, gives the "dont'.s" and the "do's" as they should be known and .prodded'by military 1 personnel:' , DON'T .salute will) - hnnffs In pockets DON'T of bomfoei aim aft. 'The goveinoi's ions, Capt Carl £* Bailey Ji . and Cnpt nank A Bailej, had been among the instructors who guided the cadets through the \veeks of their advanced training, Carl as commander of a student hauling squiulion, J ahd Frank as director. of : - gunnery trdinlng. ,*A third son, Eugene, Is nn enlisted man in the Air Corps, ic- wnlly called to ncilve (lutj from the Urmer^lty or Aikansas v,herc lie was enrolled as;an Army re- sSMtt m the ne\\ regime of lotnl warfare in which the nations college campus grounds aie a tiauung field for the armed forces, and the husband of the goiernors only daughter is a* lieutenant of Infantry, i Lanrton, Preoks Creet Cadets ^Col Kurt M Lindon commnml- ing officer ot the Field, and Lieut Col Paul T Preiisb, director of training, greeted each cadet a! hearty handshake as the claw filed onto the stage m answei to the roll eill by Lieut Ralph W Howard, commandant of cadets Co'onel Landon presented the di plomas and acioss tlio stage, Col onel Preuss handed each cade his supreme reward, the pilot' silver wings Frect and at attention at the! places m the big hull of the Pos Gymnasium, the cadets uecain commissioned officers by raisin their right hands and rcpeatin the oattTof office in unison afte Lieut Reginald O Augustine, pos adjutant' ^Chaplain" Julian E Lmdsey dc ' llvered the invocation and th benediction Dignitaries on the stage included Maj Gene D iJin- gan, director of flying; Capt. James B.Weatherby, director of ground training, Capt Norman >_ Karnaugh 1 school secretary, and Capt Joseph B latshaw, operations group . Iraihlhg officer. Friends-and .Relatives Attend Spectators' seats were filled with parents and friends, many of them from .'distant'cities of the'35 states represented among the graduates They/gathered 'around their,favorites after the playing of the Na- tj9nal Anthem brought the aftei- noon's'. ceremony to a close. And then came the business of pinning the gold bars and'silver wings to the ne« uniforms The .'post; orchestra, directed by Warrant Officer Bernhardl M Kuschel, played the Air Corps song as the' cadets marched into the hall; and provided a.musical program during the minutes when the class proceeded from. Cadet Head quarters to. the Post Gymnasium ab'd «v«itfid for the precise momen of 2:30 o'clock before entering the lilding. This was the climax of a fuii- Jsly busy'week full of the details : (he transmigration from cadet o officer, and preparations for ransfcr to a new post ot duty, ome lo combat training followed y early assignment to batllefronts omewhere across the'world, others or specialized schooling, and some o .work for a time ns instructors f other cartels, Final'cvenl of the day was the vadufitlon donee, the newly made' iflicers, few of them far beyond •btlng age, thronging the hall of he Officers' Club with their dates, o the music of the Air Base or- iheslra. If was the third and'the largest jraduatlng class of the Blyllicvlllo irmv Air Field. salule at dpuble-tlme mm Res (running); come lo a qulckllnic <a walk).' •'..'•'. DON'T hesitate to salute a Junior it he Is unable to or has failed, lo snlule you. This Is goocl form as a military 'courtesy, but It does not cxcu.vo the junior If he Is able to salute. Sulute Smarlly DON'T SALUTE with pipe, cigar, or clgnrct In mouth, or In the right hand. DONT salule If your, hands are full. Some other form'of recog- iilUon Ls considered courteous. R;Uirn .all salutes—stnarlly and correctly. Be sure to salute the national color.or national standard when it lasses and is part of a:formatian (including Ihe color guard). 1 'Salute when the color or .standard is six liates from ypu'anil holdj.the;salute until It is six paces beyond you, If in doubi.-.salule, Salute the national color each is not on a pike or lance, except when Jt is cased. Al Retreat ne prepared to salule Ihe flag as It Is lowered at' retreat, unless you arc Indoors. Stand at' allentioi during the sounding of retreat and r (he firing of the gun;. indoors, Stand at allcnlion during the 'sounding of retreat and the firing of Ihe gun; then ^alute at the first note of the national anthem and hold the snkite until the final note. If you cannot see the flag, face and salute the music. , '' • DON'T salute as a meniber of a social gatliering held under cover Post Band as 22 Members, More Musicians To Arrive Soon Seven talented musicians have arrived at Ihis station and are assigned to the rapidly growing IGlsl Army Ah .Forces Band, Pro- esslonal musicians In civilian life, tlicy will be given specialized soldier (raining, including close order Irlll, firearm practice, and ;chemical warfare drill, in addition to heir training as band and orchestra members.^ ' " • •nils group includes Pyt. Walter Mike; alto sax and clarinet player who toured Europe with his own dance orchestra. from .1928 to 1942; '. Pvl. Howard -Dyinlng,. cor- icl player aiid 'gradualc 'of ' the Pastman xxfriscryatory ,pf .; Music; Pvt, Morris Wiik, vIolluLsl: and cliii'lnetl-sl,, a former member' of (lie' NBC Symphony Orchestra, :onccrf master of the Brooklyn Symphony, and a" : mejnl>oi" of several ' lop-fllgtit radio nnd;.recor.d- ng..orchestra;,,and Pvt. -Edwin'L, [iust'a, ^ trombonist, and. 1 ,'former iiembcr 'of'.{lie 'fine Morrlstown, Minn., band. Independents Have Little Difficulty In Running Up 46-38 Triumph The Blylhevillc Army.Air Field Fliers, ah officers' basketball team, were defeated by the Monette Independents 46-38 in a game played the Post Gym Tuesday night, was the fourth time the 'two at I earns hnve met and the third vlc- ory for the visitors. They won he contest without much difficulty, scoring heavily because of heir ablhlyMo shag the ball from .he. backboard. Capt. Lewis J. ?artridgE was outstanding for the officers' team, scoring 13 points. Wilcoxen was high point man for the visitors, scoring 1C points. In '.an earlier game a Negro :anv from the 300th Aviation Squadron was defeated 30-37 by a Negro team from the 954th Quartermaster Detachment. Lineups for the Flier - Monette gmnei-nnd points scored by each player include: during the playing ,01 the, national anthem or a display of. the colors. Stand nt attention, . (You would salute at n football game.''-but not in n theater.) '.-' 'DON'T: st^ncl. at,.; attention or salute whcii the;, national anthem fc played .over.the^ridlp, except as pait of'a cBrenjblyjr, 'ifrrviwhen you aie in, a'public'gathering."'•*••- "'< Salute before and after making n formal report lo a superior officer texccpl as otherwise prescribed as a part-of'.a ceremony). being The arrival pf. these .'men g|vcs llic.'bjiii'd n total of '22<nieinber.s,' and' 18 more "musicians are 'ex- jccled lo be assigned here soon. This will give-tiic post a,woU.l)at- mccd , marching and .symphonic band ' composed . of 10 clarinets, a flute, four sa'xaphones, six cornets, four trench .horns', five trombones, two .baritone horns, three .bass instruments, and three'drums." ' •' This', aggregation will,: provide music for military ceremonies such as retreat, mnrchliig',' (ind open air concert's, this summer,, it •".present plans iriaterlali/.e. J .'•'•'• In Use niensitlmc, tlie musicians arc among: .the busiest' soldiers on the field. A daily schedule . hiis been' set up for theni by',Lieut; Hugh Eldridge, commander of the band, and by Warrant Officer Bernhardt M. Kuschel, band director. They arc required to ad- this schedule'at, all times, nd no loafing, ' : ' They have eaten ,brealcfast, nake up their bunks, and prepar : id their .barracks for- Inspoctiqh >y 8 o'clock ,cach iriorhihg. '.'At his time they lake up their, Irumenls' and 'engage in ti full lour of individual-practice'. At-.'0 o'clock they get logelher for ,cpn : ; ccrl band rehearsal under : the ili- lihonlc music, without a break until 11:30 a. m., when they knock off for chow. They are back at 1 o'clock for an hour of sectional practice, during', which time the jrass section plays together in one coiner, Hie rcccis in another, and Ihc drums In another part of the d building. From 2 lo 3 o'clock they lake calisthenics. They are unck al 3 for an hour and a half of dance, orchestra practice. At 4:30 (hey get off for chow. After that their time Li their own, that IB, unless as frequently happens they hnve to play for a dance, in Hits case, their working day ends around midnight. "They don't have a noil life," says Mr. Kuschel, "but they don't nd working. 'They're grand fellows and they're fine musicians. We are going'to have a good band here." ' He and Lieutenant Eldridge give particular credit to Tech. Scrgt. Anthony cosfnnzn and Staff Scrgt. Harry Halajinn for keeping the other men on their toes; Sergeant C'jstmiza,, clarinet nnd saxophone player, lias been an Army musl- clnn for 11 years. He is'assistant bund director. Sergeant Halajian is solo cornet player and Is in charge of hand supplies. He sees lo it, that each ' man's instrument 5 Weddings-] AERO Quiz To follow Graduation By AERonca Is clean, g:ossy, .and shape at all limes. in .perfect Be oiirteous Make a special point of courteous to a wotnan. A salute is preferable to removal of the headdress. If she pauses to converse •ectlon of Mr. Kuschel. They prac- ice overtures,-marches mid sym- ,enlion when addressed by an officer. -• • - . :' 1 DON'T salute 'off leers: whom you pass indoors.".' ' ' ) I?•'DON'T fill-,lo:: salute, asj.pne,'<e a group when you "and others nrp excused from a formation or -from 1 a formal conference.' •; j Rise, salute and.give your name; rank,.organization and duty when nn inspecting officer who is-not a member of your immediate com? mhnd Is .visiting your officer. ; i Call attention, promptly. if you are the first to sec yonr cotriinand- !HE' officer when he enters.a con- Hifj Dance Planned A t Post Gymnasium Tlie Post Gymnasium will be a gay'place tomorrow night. Girls of Blytlievllje" and nearby com- EinmUies' who have been going to tlic.USO Center on Friday nights lo ,uo-,ilance .partners of Ihe sol- dlci's will be jhe soldiers' guests at a big dance parly at. the Ely the ville Army Air Field. Army trucks mil filled as tomes will transport the girls from town !to the Post, picking them up at !?:30 at the TJSO. and returning 'Ibcm to'Ihc starting, point after 'the orchestra haj> ended the evening with "Good Night Ladies" and 'the National Anthem. ' "" Fifteen "musicians of the 351sl Army 'Air : Forces Band will comprise the'.orchestra, tinder the di- rcctioiiiof Warrant Officer Earnhardt M. Kitselicl. Cofikies and cokes will be the refreshments. 1 lie dance partners' are enrollees of the. USO .Community Service Corps' birls. WEDDIN GS— 24 ARMY Five ' newly commissioned flying officers will be married • al Ihe Posl Chapel .shortly after receiving their silver wings and the gold bars of a second lieutenant at cadet graduation exercises. Second 'Lieut. Robert McDonald, son .of Mr .and Mrs. J. W. McDonald of 1014 Southwest Ave., Jackson, Miss., will wed Miss Gloria Audrey DeYVolf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George DeWolf, 13445 Lenore.Street, Detroit, Mich. 'Die ceremony will be performed by Chaplain:Julian. A. Lindsay. 'He .will o'fficialc also at ' the .wedding of Second Lieut. Thomas R. Moss and Miss Marguerite Williams.' The groom was a resident of Baltimore, '.Md., before 1 entering the Ariny. The .bride-to-be 'lives In Washington D. C. Second Lieut. Jackson J.. Ayo, a 'ormer resident.of Elizabeth, N. J. will wed Miss Ruth Marietta Bolle; laughter of Mr. arid Mrs. Ray- uond Bolle. of Elizabeth... .This ceremony-'will be performed by Chaplain Gerald Hogati. Clmpluin Hot'mi :also ,'will solemnize, two other weddings: . Second Lieut.'' John J. Emperor, son of Mr. and Mrs".'Daniel Emperor of Auburn, N. Y... will-marry Miss Mary' Elizabeth . Reilley, also of AublU'n. " • '. •: . Second Lieut. John A. Callahan will wed. Miss 'Cecilia L. Pierce: BoIh the bride.aiid the'bridegroom are former residents of Tampa, ' WHAT PROMWENT, AMERICAN FLYER DeVISED THE USE Of TRWNSOF GilO£«SI HOW? , Z WHAT FAMOUS LIGHT -PLANE ADOPTED THIS INSIGNIA OF A FAMOUS'CARTOONIST? WHO IS HE ? WHAT COtlEGE CAMPUS WAS U5EO TOR-YEP, AN AIRPORT? WHENkVJAS THE FIRST PLANE TOOK OFF FROM. A, CARRIER I /.JACfCO 1 MEARA, IN I934 TOWEt 3 OLD TRANSPORT FLAKES BEHIND AN OLD WACO PLANE LOADED WITH MAIL.' I. THE AERONGA 'GRASSHOPPER*,'DESIGNED BY WALT D1SK1EY.' ( 3. THE Jl)S!IO(i M=WEE5E COLLEGE FOR GIRLS! " ' * 4. in w t tm PtMt m fiMit fMHA ro<?wAiy KCKOH m v.s.s. Staff Sergeant Windom Sent Here From Mobile Staff Sergt. Martin.-L. Windom has been transferred from Bates Held, Mobile, Ala., to .the Blythcville: Army -Air Field,' and been assigned to duly in '.• the supply i»om of the 28tls Flying' Training Squadron. He enlisted' Dec.. 121941, al Atlanta, Ga. • Methodist Women Sew For Soldiers Women of Methodist church congregations of Blylhcyillc and nearby • communities will meet .again tomorrow at the. Post Chapel to sew for soldiers. They will _be on duty there from 1:30 to 5 p.. m., doing the work free, of course, as a /contribution to. the war effort and and visitors to the community. - Repairs, ' minor alteralions, insignia .buttons — they're equipped to handle any job ot the sort. And as a gesture of friendliness hospitality to the military 'Joins Before Ase Limit i'• ; . HOANOKE, Va. .(UP)'—Mrs. Sfe- yen p. Bfailey,' who has a son in .e^Army. Air Forces in' North • Africa, decided to become a \VAAC here only seven days before she Would have attained the maximum nge :limlt of 45. Scribner To Play For Informal Dance*. • • • • ' ' •;• - 1. An informal dance •will be held Saturtlay. night.'in . the new ballroom- of the Of fleers'-Mess. -Millie l be by Sergt.• Don Scribner and liis electric .'brgari; with specialty entertainment numbers. j-V ; • was used In greeting. A salute may be given to nny civilian in lieu of the civilian form of greeting.. DON'T fail lo give'or return the saints when you arc with a woman. DO snlutc member.', of the Army Nmscs corps, Jlic WAVES and the WA/VCs, ana female contact, surgeons (who rank as first lieulen- Pliers: Capt. Partridge—13 Monette: Harris—13 CapL Johnson—9 . Wilcoxen—13 Adams—13 Tucker—a DaiT-0 Taylor—2 Don't park your car in Ihc sun: gas evaporates under Ihe sun's rays. Lt. Garrison—12 Lt. Angcll—9 Lt. Howard—2 Lt. Adams—2 Express It Best AVilli FLOWERS Nothing can top Ihe happiness n gift ot flowers brings! They arc a natural expression ot admiration. CUT FLOWERS -• Everything In .Season Now In Stock! CORSAGES - - Orchids Gardenias Camellias Roses, etc. When ovci'takins find passing an officer, you should salute. DON'T salute officers of your office during Ihe dully routined It is ' courteous however, to rise .and salute your commanding , officer when lie enters the headqimrlers at the beginning of Uic day. On Routine Business It is not ncce.ssnry to Interrupt Ihc work of an otficc when it is visited by nn officer on routine business. If the officer addresses yon, yon should give him your courteous attention, but you necc not rise unless ho Is your coiii- luandhiB officer, a general officer a slrangcr, or an inspecting officer. When the- formality ot the occasion demands Hint you, stain nt attention, remain standing until he is seated. At mess, remain scaled 1'riendly Courlies ' : Give the same courtesies'to, the national anOicm, colors, and mih- .nry personnel of friendly, coun- .rles. . •' ••' ".'.' If in doubt, do the' courteo is :hing and do . it smartly. DON'T confine courtesies to formal occasions, or lo base or garrison life. Courtesies arc-the basis of discipline^—everywhere,- and Jat all limes. They should be observed in the• field as. strictly as'.In tlie garrison or training camp.. G-5-Webb Cities Service Station (Hwy. Gl at Cnilon Btlt Tracks) Phone 921 We Fix Flats - — — Washing & Grtzsing Our Specialty ... ^Holpoint. Electric -: .' . REFRIGERATORS Get Years Now I Tom Little Hwde. Co. PhODf, 515 PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices SMALL LOANS Om Anytbhw W V»lMi Ea»t Main Loan Co. .M< E HAte - Fbone MM they'll be on Ihe job nt Ihe chnpel s'very Tuesday and Friday afler-' loon, by special arrangement of haplain Julian A. Lindsey: Tliey ca'm'e Tuesday -'afternoon,25 of them, and were Ihcre until time to hurry home to prepare the. veiling chow for their families. WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONIT STEWART'S Drag Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 Cut Flowers In Season Just Phone -191 And Say "Charge It" The Flower Shop Glencoe Hotel Bidg. New Shipment of USED CARS 5 Carloads Just Received from New York City—All Cily Driven, Like New. CHEVROLETS-FORDS PLYMODTHS- BUICKS PACKARDS-OLDS PONTIACS-CHRYSLERS 75 Good Cars to Choose From—in Every Wanted Model, Every Pric e Range. Easy G.M.A.C. Payment Plan i We Never Close Sales Dcpt. Open Until .'9 p.m. Loy Eich Chevrolet Co. Phone 578 CORSAGES . . nnd BRIDAL FLOWERS ? For ihe tlaticc, commencement and your bridal flowers. \Ve arc fully prepared to serve you— Orchils, , C.immclias, Garde- ;nias, Koscs, Curnalions nnd va- .ripus olher Mowers. /.Plarc 'your orders early.- . 1'hone 51S or come make your selccllon. BEATON'S GREENHOUSES AND FLOWER SHOP 200 Davis Arc. Phillips 66 •; \ t " • - .'' State Line Station operated by MRS. H. L.REYNOLDS "Red" Fuisb, H(r. . . . \Vc would like for ail our friends to sto'p by when np our way—prompt, courteous service. : ; s of DELIVERY ANYWHERE GLENCOE HOTEL BLI)U. Phone 431.— Nile Phone 2G1V FIRESTONE Still Slakes the BEST TIRES! Bring Us Your Certificates— RECAP JOBS ;; Senl In To Memphis Factory. 1'roinpl Service. THE FIRESTONE STORE 21D W. Main Try our "Own Made" Ice Cream lOle Hickory Im Acrou from Bl«h Any Shoe Can Be REPAIRED If die uppers are still Bring flicni lo us for qualily work. HALTER'S Quality Shoe Shop KI W. Mtto Ph. XlXt 24-HOUR SERVICE Expert Repair Work on General Motors Cars, IANGSTON-WROTEN COMPANY B'dway * Walnct Ph. Ul FITTED BY Doctors J. L ud J. C. GUARD OPTOMETRISTS IN BLYTHEVILLE SINCE 1922 SPECIAL Complete Motor Tune-up $3.35 Includes cleaning and spacing of spark plugs, adjusting and; cleaning of carburetor, distributor, and fuel pump. COMPLETE STOCK OF • CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY 5th & Walnut Phone 453 HUDSON CLEANERS Special'"care: 1 taken in cleaning uniforms. RuUons carefully handled—Pleats and creases hand finished—2 day service. Garrison Caps"-^- Accessories — Insignia SOUTHEAST AIR CORPS INSIGNIA BPTICRL STORE 209 W. Main St. Phone 2H2 Dress Up Yeur Car For Svnner . SEAT COVERS 9.95 to $20 Installed In Any Car LOTEKNcl AM* n* ROBINSON'S "THE RELIABLE DRUG STORE" There's no wider selection of shaving needs, cosmetics, novelties, etc., In BlythevUle than at Robinson's. Latest Magazines—Fountain service—sandwiches] Service Men! Meet Your Friends at Robinson's! Arrange To Meet Your Friends At New Glencoe Hotel ern — Reuonable Rate* —BARBER SHOP —LIQUOR STORE —BEAUTY SHOP —FLOWER SHOP DOWNTOWN DEPOT FOR AIRWAYS BUSES TdephMM 4*4 For RcaemtWm

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