The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1943 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 25, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE 1—NO. 189. ' M/YTHKVILLK, AHKANSAS, 'THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1943 SUBSCRIPTION RATES' ON REQUEST THE BLVTHEVIliLE .ARMY AIE CORPS NEWS Published daily except' Sundays In r the' int*r«t of the personnel of' llie Army Air Forces A<1- ,v«nced Tw». Engine Fljing School of Blytheville, by the Bljtheville Courier News It coil la Ins the ne»s of the Air .Base. Carl E. Bailey, Former Governor, Addresses Class With ills two pilol-ofliccr sons in tlic audience, Carl ft. Bailey, foimer governor of Arkansas, gave the ncldress of the day Before the cUss of aviation cadets who this, afternoon \{ere graduated at the Blytheville Armv Air Field us ^ecoml lieutenants in the Aimy Air Corps, qualified as pilots of bomber airciaft. *The go\emor's sons, Capl Call t-- E*. Bnilcv Ji , and Capt riank A Bailey, had been among the instructors who guided the cadets through the weeks of their advanced training, Carl as commander- of a student training sqimdion. and Fiaiik as duector of guimeiy tiaimng. "A third son, Eugene, is on enlisted roan in the*'Air forps, ic- cently called to active duty from the Unhersity ol Aikansas where fie was enrolled as'an Army reservist In the new regime of total Warfare In which the nation's college campus grounds are a tmliung field for the armed forces, and th'c husband of llie governor's only daughter Is a lieutenant of In- lantrj. •Mandon, Preuss Greet Cadets '"Cot Kurt M Landon, commanding officer of the Field, and Lieut Col Paul T. Preuss director ol training, greeted each cadet with a hearty handshake as the class filed" onto llie "stage In "answer to the loll call b> Lieut Ralph W Howard, commandant of cadets Colonel London presented the di plomas and across the stage, Col onel Preuss handed each cade illding. This was Ihe climax of a furl- isly busy week full of the details ' the IransmlgraUon from cadet > officer, and preparalions for •ansfer to a new post of duty, mie lo combat training followed y early assignincut to battlcfronts unewhere across the! world, others or Sjiecialized schooling, and some o .work for a time as instructors f oilier cadets. Final 'event "of Ihe day was Ihe raduatlon dance, the newly mnilc fficers, few of them far - beyond otlng agi;, thronging the hail of lie Officers' Chili with their dales, o the music of the Air linse or- hestra. It'was the third and r the largest ;radimtlng class of'lhe Blylhcvlllc Army Air Field. Saluting Sometimes Improper The military snliile Identifies Uic 111(111; ns |\ sglillcr" nn<l "!<>'• (i Jutula- menlnl prescribed form or'military courtesy. . . • . A snlule' under wrong circumstances Is ns much an error as not extending the courtesy at'all. MaJ. Charles E. Lnyton, I>ost AdmlnlK- unllve Inspector of the :Blylhe- vlllc Army Air Field, gives llie "dent's" niul the "do's" as they should lie known and practiced; by military' personnel: DON'T snlulc. with hanffs In i pockets. " •• DON'T salute at dpuble-limc (running); come to a quicklime (n walk). " ' ' '• . DON'T hesitate to snlitlo n Junior If he Is tmnblo to or hns failed to solute you. This Ls good form as a military courUsy, but' It decs not excuse the Junior If he is able to siilule. Salute Smartly DON'T SALUTE with pipe, .cigar, or cignrel In mouth, or in the rl«ht hand, ',- - L pONT sntuti! If your hands are full. Some other form. : of recognition ts considered courteous. Return .all salutes—smartly and correctly. • • Be rare to salute the national national standard'.when it passes and is part of a. 1 , formation (Including the color guard).'-Salute when the color or .standard is six ntiecs from you'and hold-.the;solute until It Is six paces beyond you. Seven Inlcnled musicians have arrived at this Ma lion and arc assigned to llie rapidly growing 51st Army Ah .Forces Baud. Professional musicians In civilian life, hey will be given .specialized sol- ller training,'Including close order drill, firearm practice,' and'chemi- cal warfare drill, In addition to heir training as hand' and orchestra members. 1 - If hi doubtrsalute. Snlule the national color each (Imp. yuu puss It, when-it is not on a pike or lance, except when .it Is raised. At Iletreal Be prepared to salute lli s it is lowered at' retreat, unless on are indoors. Stand at' Attention DEFERS his supreme regard, the pilot' silver wings Erect and at attention at their places m'ihe big hall of the Pos Gymnasium, the cadets becam commissioned officers by raisin their right hands and icpeatln the oatri' c of office In unison afie Lieut Reginald C Auguntlne, pos adjutant* 'Chap jam Julian E Lindsey de livered 1 the Invocation and 11 benediction Dignitaries on the stage included Maj Gene D Langan, director of flying, Capt. James S Weatherby, director of ground training, Capt Norman A Kavn- naugh,' school "secretary, and Capt Joseph B Latshaw, operations group trarrJng officer - Fntnds-and Relatives Atlend Spectators' seats were filled with parents and friends, many of them from distant cities of the 35 stales represented among Ihe graduates They gathered around their fa^r- it?s after the playing of the Na- flgnal Anthem brought Ihe aftei- noon's ceremony to a close And then.came the business of pinning the gold bars and silver wings to fee new uniforms "The post orcheslia Independents Have Little Difficulty In Running Up 46-38 Triumph The tllythcville Army An Field Fliers, an officers' basketball team were defeated by the -Monetu In dependents 4Cr38 in a game playec at' tlic Post Gym Tuesday night It , was the fourth time the two learns have met and the third vie tory for the visitors. They woi (lie contest without, much difficulty, scoring heavily' because of their abilityMo snag the ball from the. backboard. Capt. Lewis J. Partridge was outstanding for the officers' team, scoring 13 points. Wilcoxen was high |X)lnt man for the visitors, scoring 10 points. Post Band Now Has 22 Members, More Musicians To Arrive Soon phonic 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 brass section plays together In on; corner, the reeds In another, and the drums In another part of the band building. From 2 to 3 o'clock they take calisthenics. They arc back at 3 for an hour and a half This -grout) includes Pvl. Walter i of dance orchestra practice. At 4:30 they [>el off for chow. After that Ihclr time is their own, llmt in, unless as frequently happens they have lo play for a dance, in tilts case, their working day ends around midnight. "They don't have a soft life," ays Mr. Kuschcl, "but they don't mind working. 'They're grand fel- flnd they're fine -musicians. W<> are going 'lo have n good band hc-rc."" ' lie and Lieutenant" Eldridge g'ivc particular credit to Tech. Sergl. Anthony costanzn and Staff Scrgt. Harry Hnlajlaiv for keeping the oilier men on their toes: Sergeant anziy, clcn'incl and saxophone player, has been an' Army musician for n years. He is assistant, urlng the sounding of retreat and '' lie firing of the gun;i indoors. Stand at attention during the oundlng of rclreul arid the firing of tlic (>mr, then salute at the first lots of the national anthem and \old the salute until the final note, f you cannot sec the flag, face and salute the music. ' DON'T salute as a member of a social gathering held under cover during the piny Ing, of the. national anthem or a display of .-the colors, Stand at attcritipn. . (You ' would snUtle at n football garrie.'but not In a theater.) . '•>• ; OON'T , stand. at-* attention or salute when Hie/national anthem is played ;qver' ; the.rridlo, except a? •xinke,' alto snx and clarinet )>layer who toured Europe with his own dance orchestra. from ,1928 to 912;:pvt. Howard iDcmln'g, .cornet player and graduate ! bf the i'iistnmn < .Music; Morris Wllk, violinist and clnrinetlst, a former member.' of the NBC Symiihbny . Orchestra, concert tuiustcr of the - Brooklyn Symphony, and n : nie'iiiter of Scv- •ral' Ibp-fligh't radio and, record- tig:, orchestra;,,and -Pvt. Edwin 'L, Bitsta, trombonist, and ; 'former ncmbcr' of', (lie'fine Morflstown, Minn., band.'.'.,,, ' ••/'.'' ,/, ' The arrival of..these.'men .gives (he, band a .tola! of 22, members," mid .18 more .'musicians' are cx- iccted .to be assigned "here .soon. l'li|s will give'the a .w'oli bai- inccd. marching ' and - .symphonic rand'composed .of. loi clarinets, a flute, four saxaphones,,f;l.x corji'ets, four french .hqriisj fjvq trombbnes, two 'baritone h'ofris, three .bass instruments, and three'drums.', 1 " •' TiiU. aggregation 'will . provide music for military' ceremonies such as.retreat, marching, and open, a|r concerts, this summer, Jf'"• present plan's materlaltee. In the meantime, the musicians are among the busiest ;.soldiers ofi the field. A daily schedule has, been set up for thcni by -Lieut; Hugh Kldridge, corrimnnder of the. band, and by Warrant Officer Bernhardt M. Kuscliel, band di^ rector. They are required to ad- 5 Weddings* To Follow Graduation 5 WEDDINGS—21 ARMY pivo'newly, commissioned flying officers will be married at the Post Chapel shortly after receiving their silver wings and the gold bars of a second lieutenant at cadet graduation exercises. Second -'Lieut. '•• Robert McDon- nld, son .of Mr .and Mrs. J. W. McDonald of 1014 Southwest Ave., Jackson, Miss., wed Miss Sergeant Halajlan player and is In band ' director. is solo cornet charge of band supplies. He sics lo It tlint each ' man's instrument Is clean, g;ossy, .and In'. perfect shape at all times. part of i ccr'i^iiibYYj, pr'jiwhcn you are' in,a' publlc^gatlveHrTK^' ":- "... Salute before and after making a formal report to a superior officer (except as otherwise prescribed ns "a' par I-of''.'B 'ceremony). Be onrteous . Make a special point of being courteous to a woman. A salute is preferable to removal of the headdress. If she pauses to converse remain uncovered. At the close lere to this schedule'at all times, nd no loafing. They have eaten breaVcfast, nakc np their bunks, and prepar- d their -.barracks for- hBpectioii jy 8 o'clock .each morning., =/At his time they take up -their in-' truments- and 'engage in ' a. full lour of individual practice. At,-fl j'clock they get together for,,cpn-' -ert : band rehearsal under •. the fli- reclion of Mr. Kuschel. They prac r ice overtures, -.marches and sym- cntion when addressed by an of-, "icei. - •", :' | DONT salute • officcrs wlxorti yon pass' indoors.".' ' r f > DON'T I.AUvto;! salute as;.pn« j«f a group when you 'and others sirp excused from a formation or from 1 n formal conference.- •''• Rise, salute and give your name,; rank..organization and duly when an Inspecting officer who is not a member of your immediate . conir mhnd is .visiting your:officer. u pall attention. pronvpllyMf you are the first to sec your corriinand- Dunce Planned A t Post Gymnasium The Post Gymnasium will be a gny "place 1 • tomorrow night. Girls of JJlylhevil)c and nearby 'communities who have been going to the USO c;nter on Friday nights lo ,l)e .dance partners of the sol- diers.will Jib the soldiers' guesUi al a big dance .parly at. Ihe Blylhe- ville Army' Air Field. Army trucks outfitted as buses will transport the jjirls from town ;to the Post, picking them up at .7:30 at the' USO, and returning !thein to the starling point afler orchestra has ended the eve- ,nii)g with."Good Night Ladies" and ;()ic National Anthem.. Fifteen "musicians of the 351sl Army ; Alr- Forces Band will comprise the orchestra, under the di- reclionvpf Warrant Officer Barnhard t M. .Kuschel. Cookies and cokes will be the refreshments. : T lie dancs partners are enrollees of the USO .Community Service Corps Girls. " .•.-••• Gloria Audrey. DcWolf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George DeWolf, 18145 Lenore Street, Detroit,-Midi, The ceremony, will be performed by Chaplain Julian A. Lindsay. He . will. officiate also at ' the .wedding of {Second Lieut. Thomas R. Mass and-Miss Marguerite WiJ- lloms. The groom was a resident Of Baltimore, Md., before" cnlerlng the Amiy, The .bride-to-be 'lives in Washington D. C. ' Second Lieut: Jackson J. .Ayo, a foi-mer residehl of Elizabeth, N. J. will wed Miss Ruth Marietta Bolle,' daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. Raymond Bolle of Elizabeth. ... ,Thls ceremony 'will be performed by Dhaplain .Gerald Hogan. ; Chaplain Ho'iferi ;also ,'will sol- cinnliic. two other weddings: ,' Second Lieut.'" John J. Emperor, Eon of Mr. and Mrs'. Daniel Emperor of Auburn, N. Y., will.marry Miss Mary Elizabeth Reilley, also of Auburn. •.'"..'•- , Second Lieut.. John: A. callahan will wed. Miss 'Cecilia ' L. Pierce: Both the bride and the bridegroom are former residents of Tampa, Fla. " ' : '•: • ..•_,. AERO QUIZ By AERonca .WHAT PROMIWENr AMERICAN FWER oevisep TOE USE OF, TRAINS Of (SUPERS! HOW \ Z WHAT FAMOUS LIGHT-PLANE ADOPTED THIS INSIGNIA OF A • FAMOUS-CARTOONIST? .. WHO IS HE? • 3- WHAT COUESE CAMPUS WAS USED FOR-YEP, AN AIRPORT? ".WHENvWAS .THE FIRS! -TIM'EAPLAME TOOK' OFF FROM. A, CARRIER'? JACK, a MEARA; IN 1934 TowEt 3 OLD TRANSPORT PLANES-BEHIND AN OLD WACO PLANE LOADED WITH MAIL.' • ' 1. THE AERONCA 'GRASSHOPPER",' DESIGNED BY WALT D1SWEV.' f 3. THE JUNIOR M=WEESE COLLEGE FOR GIRLS; • • 4.IH 190 Aim PLUS W FlMUFfOm TUffOKW HCKON W U.S.S. BIKHUKHMf Staff Sergeant Windom Sent Here From Mobile Staff Sergt, Martin ..L. Windom has been transferred from Bales Field, Mobile, Ala.," lo -the- Blythe- 'ille • Army Air Field, 1 and been assigned to duty in' the 1 supply aom of tne 26th Flying Training Squadron. He ehlisted : Dec.j 12 1941, at Atlanta, Ga." ' * . ' "'Joins Before Ace Limit . ROANOKE, Va. .(UP)'-r-Mrs. ;Sfc- ven P. Briilley,- who lias a son in the.Avniy.Air Forces In ; North;Africa','decided lo become a WAAC here only seven days before she would have atlaiiicd Ihe maximum age limil of 45. In , an earlier team' from the game 309th a Negro Aviation Warrant Officer directed by Bernhardt M. Kuschel, plajed the An Corps song is the' cadets marched into tlie bill, and provided a musical program during the minutes when the class proceeded from Cadet Headquarters to the Post Gymnasium and waited for the precise moment of 2:30 o'clock before entering the Squadron was defeated 30-37 by a Negro team from the Q5Hh Quartermaster' Detachment. Lineups for the Plicr - Monette game and points scored by each player include: Pliers: Monette: Capt. Partridge—13 Harris—13 Oapt. Johnson—9 . Wilcoxen—13 Lt. Garrison—12 Adams—13 Lt. Angell—9 Tucker—J LI. Howard—2 Dan 1 —0 Lt. Adams—2 Taylor—2 vyas used in greeting. A salute may be given to any civilian In lieu of the civilian form of .greeting..,' "DON'T fnll to give or return the salute when you are with n.wornnn. DO salute members of the Army Nurses corps, i the WAVES and the WAACs, and' female contact surgeons (who rank as .first licuten- .. When overtaking find passing an Don't park your car in the sun: gas evaporates muter the sun's rays. ' Express It Best With FLOWERS Nothing cnn lop the happiness tv gilt of flowers brings! They tire a natural expression of admiration. CUT FLOWERS - - CORSAGKS - - Everything In Season Now In Stock! Orchids Gardenias Camellias Roses, etc. fleer, yon should salute. DON'T snlule officers of your fice durlne the .daily routine: -It courteous however, to rise lute your commanding icn he enters llie headquarters at beginning of the day. On Routine Business It-Is not necessary lo Interrupt c work of nn office when It, is sjlcd by an officer on routine isincss. If the. officer addresses on, you should give h!rti yoiir iin'teous attention, but you need ot rise unless he is your coiii- .nndlng- officer, a genea-a] officer slrniiger, oi- nn inspecting ot- cer. .When Ihe- formality of tilt ccasion demands that you. stand : allcnlion. remain stnndmg until « seated. At imss, remain seated ,nt nt- crence. Friendly Courties ' ; Give Ihe same courtesies' to. the latlonnl. anthem, colors, and mih- ary personnel of- friendly, coun- ries. ..-' -. '"' •• (' If in doubt, do the' courteous ihing and smnr'tly. !-. DON'T conftnc co«rt<sles to fm-mal octasions, or to base or gnr- rison life. Courtesies arc-'the bap of discipline—everywhere,- and Jat all times. Tlicy should be observed In the- field as strictly" as'in the gan-lson or training camp.. C$ : Webb •Cities Service Station (Hwr. fil al Colton Belt Tracks) Phone 921 We Fix Flats — r Washing & Greasing Our Specialty • - • -Holpoint. Electric - - . . REFRIGERATORS Get Yours Now! Tom Little Hwde. Co. Phonf, S15 Methodist Women Sew For Soldiers Women of Melliodist church congregations of Blytheville and nearby communities will meet .again tomorrow at the, Post pliapel to sew for soldiers. They will be on duly there from 1:30 to 5 p..m., doing the work free, of course, as a contribution to i the war effort and and as a gesture of friendliness hospitality to the : military visitors to the community. • Repairs, ' minor alterations, insignia .buttons — they're equipped to handle any job of the sort. And Scribner To Play For Informal Dance' An informal dance -will be -held Salurday. night'In. Ihe new ballroom- of - the officers'-Mess. Music will be by "Sergt. Don Sci-ibner and liis electi-ic .'brgaii, with - specialty entertainment, numbers. .. ', • • •'...- \. .',::.; .*.. .. ;,. r.:..—, PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices SMALL LOANS OB AartMar rf EM* Main Loan .MC L Ibla - Phont MM hey'll be on the job al llie chapel every -Tuesday and Friday after-" loon, by special arrangement of ihaplain Julian A. Lindsey: ', They came Tuesday afternoon,26 of them, and were there until lime to hurry home to prepare the, evening chow for their families. WE FIU, ALL DOCTOM* PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOB MONET STEWART'S Drug Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 Ai • S * ore » CORSAGES and BRIDAL FLOWERS • .-For the dniicc, commencement and yonr hriilal floivers. We arc fully prepared lo serve you — Just Phone 491 And Say "Charge It" The Flower Shop Glencoc Hotel BMg. New Shipment of USED CARS 5 Carloads Just Received From New York Cily—All City Driven, Like New. CHEVROLETS-FORDS PLYMOBTHS-BUICKS PACKftROS-OLDS POHTIACS--CHRYSLERS 75 Good C»rs to Choose From—in Every Wanted Model, Every Pric e Range. Easy G.M.A.C. Payment Plan i We Never Close Sales Dept. Open Until 9 p.m. Loy Eich Chevrolet Co. Phone 578 Orchils, , C;iiiunclias, Ganle- nias r Kosts, Carnalions and various other flowers. ; Place your orders early, • Phone 549 or come make your selection. HEATON'S GREENHOUSES AND FLOWER SHOP 200 Davis Avc. Phillips 66 State lane Station operated by MRS. H. L. REYNOLDS •lied" Parish, Htr. , . . We would like for all our friends to st.o.p by when np 'our way—prompt, courteous service. Try pur "Own Made" Ice Cream |OIe Hickory Ian Across from Hifh Scb*«l Any Shoe Can Bt REPAIRED it tlic uppers are still K*«d. Bring llicm to us for qualify work. HALTER'S Quality Shoe Shop Ml W. Mitn Ph. tin 24-HOUR SERVICE Expert Repair Work on General Motors Cars. UNGSTON-WROTEN COMPANY R'dwiy a Walnit Ph. SSI Cut Flowers In Season or every THE FLOWER SHOP DELIVERY ANYWHERE GLENCOE HOTEL BLDO. Phone iSl.— Kite Phone 2G10 FIRESTONE Still Makes Ihe BEST TIRES! Bring; Us Your Certificates— RECAP JOB'S • Sent In To Memphis Factory. I'rompt Service. FIRESTONE STORE FITTED BY Doctors J. L ao4 J- GUARD OPTOMETRISTS IN BLTTHEVILLE SINCE 19!2 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 5lh & TValmit Phone 453. CLEANERS ','care> taken in cleaning uniforms. Buttons carefully handled — Pleats and creases iiiind finished— 2 day service. Garrison Caps -^ Accessories — Insignia SOUTHEAST AIR CORPS INSIGNIA BPTICRL STORE 209 W. Main St. Phone 2S12 ROBINSON'S -THE RELIABLE DRUG STORE" There's no wider selection of shaving needs, cosmetics, novelties, etc., in Blytheville"than at Robinson's. Latest Magazines—Fountain service—sandwlchesl Service Men! Meet Your Friends at Robinson's! Dress Up Your Car For S«amer . S-BA-T COVERS 9.95 to $20 Installed In Any Car CtemM LOT m Arrange To Meet Your Friends At New Glencoe Hotel TbwoufUy Modem — Reuonable Ratei —BARBER SHOP -LIQUOR STORE —nEAUTT SHOP —FLOWER SHOP DOWNTOWN DEPOT FOR AIRWAYS BUSES 4*4 For Rewrnttotu

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