The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1943 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 30, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE ARMY Iffi CORPS NEWS VOLUME. 1—NO. 103. THE BLYTHEVILLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS Published dally except Sundays in-tlie Interest of Hie personnel of the Army Air Forces Advanced Two Engine Flying School;of Blytheville, by the Blytheville Courier News. It contains the news of the Air Base. Beans Go Army Declaring navy beans had no place in the army, Private Tom Ho'ug 'took, things in his own hands. A cook at the centra) instrument i instructors' school at Bryan, Texas, Hong was born lit Canton, ;China, and has a cousin serving In.the Chinese army. Before en- luring the Army Air Forces, he operated a chop siiey restaurant •'•.'• in New York City. <NEA photo). ''FUNNY BUSINESS '-But 1 ,. Qlliccf, I'm nol pleasure <lrivin»—-! keep llic car '•'•'. -;\ .'.'•.- linrkeii here!" « Say'Happy Easier 7 With Flowers! t ': BUT PLACE TELEGRAPH ORDERS NOW l}y pkicfng telegraph orders now you'll be sure of getting first selection, and you'll also save {he cost of the wire! The Flower Shop .. .GJcm-oc Hotel HWg. ['hone .101 JiLYTHKVlLI.I':, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, MAliCll iiU, jjM3 Morgan-La Scalla Match To Headline Amateur Program At Arena The lightweight boxing championship of the post will be Hie issue when corp. Ifoborl J. Morgan trades punches with Pvt. Joe Ln Scalla in a five-round botit nt Ihu Legion Arena Wednesday night. This bout will sporllishl n full curd of exhibition scraps between members of the Post Boxing Team and will be the first meeting of the talented lightweights. La Scalla fought ID the welterweight division at the MidSoulh Golden Gloves Tournament recently and went to (lie finals, missing the title by n narrow margin. Morgan is ;i new comer to the team but Ims shown talent In licking every other lightweight at the flelfl hut Ln Scalla. The two men arc evenly matched in every respect and should put up one of the best scraps seen here in many a day. In the scmi-windup Scrgt, A. J. "Cherokee" Hendriuks will meet I'vt. John Wood in what should be another iapaloo/a of a bout. Hcn- drlcks, experienced amateur fighter, is one of the hottest boxers on the field. Former lightweight Golden Gloves chump of Kansas, he entered the open middleweight <11 vision in the MidSouth tourney ai] ( | fought his way to the semifinals where he was dccisioned by a sailor who later won the national title at Chicago. Tall, rangy, and fast, the non-com is a tough gent in the ring with cither hand. Wood lacks his opponent's ringcraft, having gotten his first taste of action in the squared circle at Memphis, but lie is no pushover. A lanky, slow-moving Kcntuckian,, he has long arms and can hit. In one of tlie preliminary bouts Sergt. Don Brandon will swap blows with Pfc. Fred Saengcr. Doth men are In the 165-pound division and both can fight like wildcats. Brandon competed In the Mid- South tournament and showed class, though he failed to advance very far. Saengcr is a new discovery and Sergt. Jesse L. Clements, boxing instructor, thnks he will develop into a peach of a fighter. In an earlier bout Corp. Norman Ncumeyer will vie with Corp. Kenneth Jacob. Post boxing fans are looking forward to'this fracas since Jacob is another new-member-of the team who hasn't yet been seen in 'action. His instructor has given liim a good buildup and swears he'll do well with any novice flght-- er of his own weight. Neumcyer has beeif a member of the team from the beginning but has been afflicl- ccf with injuries. He' is in good shape now, however, and is daily demonstrating improved boxing ikill hr his workouts. In another preliminary Pvt. Vincent Barrios will meet some good lightweight. His opponent has not yet been selected. A battle royal between Negro soldiers will open the card. All proceeds of the fights will 'be used in defraying expenses of the boxers when they go to Little Rock compete in the Arkansas 'AAU Tournament April 7. Approximately a dozen athletes will make the trip. Pvt. Daniel Palmer Sent Here As Radio Mechanic Pvt. Daniel D. Palmer has been transferred from Maxwell Field, Ala., to the Blytlieville Army Air Field and been assigned to duty as n radio mechanic. He enlisted Sept. 22, 1.941. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Palmer, C63 Fox St., New York. SUHSCR1PTION_ItATES'ON INQUEST Arnold of the Army Air Forces 191]- PilottJ iirst mail, Nossou lo Hempstead, L, I., 5 milts, 42 m.p.h,, olttr Wright brothers (ought Mm to Air corps was 5 men, la Morse reports gunners 1918; Director or Aeronautics, sent overseas to inspect aviation centers. 1934: Commanded lint noii'Slop flight Alaska, 10 bomb- S.C LEJRETIEITEI QKNIAL. hard-working, hard-flying titn. Henry Hat-ley Arnold, four-slnr .commnmlc-r of the' Anny Air Forces, has been an jilrman since the corns numbered himself and four other Wrighl- liiushl llyevs in 1011 HD holds'military nvlnlor license No, 2. many incduls for"'flyir,4j nchleve- mcnl. ' : ii;i|>" Arnold has always, fought for a bigger air force, and by the end of I9« he cx - .l!6£.ISjftJ]'<V? _2,.150,000 men imdcr him. He pl- oncerod maelttne mms for'plimes, nci'lnl bombardment, radio, observation, distrmec flights, sub- Kti'atosjilicre • plunc's, nlrmail, Horn In Glmlwyn, PH., the 56-ycar-Olri flcllmi-writuij>, cooklc-bnli- i»K "first Dyer of llic U. S." ellmlml stcmllly: West Pom; '07, director military ncroiiMflics, and nil- defense chief .of Panama Canal Zo;u> World War I, 1st pursuit wing commander '33, air eorpi chief '3fi, acting deputy chief of staff, '40. Men From Blytlieville. Field Take First Step Toward Earning Wings Seven enlisted men of Uio niy- Ihcvlllc Army Air Field who volunteered to learn to fly the nation's win- ships of the air left ycstcrduy iionitng foi- Nashville, where they will 1)0 outfitted us cadeto at the ctelftcaiton center «nd cliisslflcd 'or training oHhcr us pilots,' boni- Jiirillrv.s or . nuvlgators, depending IHOU Iholr iinlltudcs as shown In he tests,' in iv month, more or less, lucy will have Bono Ilirougli (lie classification |>crl<id and will lie at prc- !lli;hl school, (lie first .step (oward .-arntin! the .silver wings of the 'llei- and (he rank of n second lieutenant or JllRht otflccr. The new eadcls arc St«ff Bof- seiinl JAiiilel a, Duliiiftkl, « ine- ehanlcs cnw chief; 8i>rgl. Cecil K. Khoitdcii,, «r the transient nlrcrttft meehanl^ ercw; Ser«l. Kvcrett M. Dlckson. mi aircraft, mechanic; Corp. Wlllliini I.. Johnson, of Uic phdtoKniiililc dctnchmcnt; Corp. Rollins C. Wellman, an aircraft mechanic, anil I'vl. Normini L. 1'olcat, of Iho Hilllliiry iHillco detachment. To bu.accepted as eadet.i the cn- ll.sted men pa.v>cd the most cxucllitK liliysleal lesls of the -Army, Includ- lli.K iwrfcol vision, and iiuultflcd In cxncllnis'mental tcsl.'i. 'Iho cxauilnnlloivi are glwn liy the chdct cxamlnlni! l>ourrl, com- poswl.of OniH, Jnmcs S. WeiUherby, director, of [(round sclmol training; Cii|>l." Norman A. Kavanaligh, schools secretary, and C'upt, I.owull I?. Martin of' the Medical corns. The routine of the scientifically devised tests was [dven by Staff Bergl., licnmnt M. ft.ihmnu and Corp. Vincent • dc Lucia. SPORTS Schedule of tlik week's games in tlie Inter - squadron basketball onijiio were announced (oday, by Lieut, mil Atlmus, athletic officer. These games will wlndup the jusketball season at the post. The'; championship contest will be piny- • Friday nlghl when the 701th' lnt! Swmdron team, winner of Ihu first half of the league, will . piny llio winner ol the sccoml half tor llto title. OIUIKVS to be played this week In- ' elude: Tuesday night: |). in. 702nd vs C98lh 7 i>. in. Medical Detachment vs 100th 8 |>. in. Ofllccnt vs 703rd Wednesday "night: ' • ' « ;>. in, 704th vs 70lst 7 p. in. Medical -Detachment vs; 7<Br<l 8 1>. in, (JSIllli vs 007lli Qimvler- IlKISkT Thursduy iilght: . . « 0 p. m. :i2(Jlh vs 702nd. ' , 1'Ylilay nlsht: • 0 p. hi. 70Uh VH winner of 2nd Iwlf. . . To Give Dance Saturday The women In evening gown's.and the nnuslc. by the dance orchestra* of the 351st Anny Air forces Band will nmkc\ occasion of a for-| mill dunce to be . held ' Saturday < nluht nt the Noncommissioned Of- flctTs' Clu.l) ill llio Oloncbif Hotel.. The noncojns will bu In "regulation Kovoi'iimcitt Issue," cleaned, pressed, and nollshpil, Special entertainment' Is bolnsr iirrangcd. ' ' Thursday night u Negro musical' troup from New Orleans will provide' cnLoiliilnnicnt for n stag party." Eueh member may bilng one rion-,' mminlssloiicd olflcor as n guest'.' • Fifty-five sl:ii'« iiro listed In Ihe American Nanllcnl Ahtinhnc tor tlio use of navigators. Onlnca pin population of the I United atrtles amounts to 600,000 according to estimates o Moors Will Hend Piiolo Dcparliucnl; Succeeds-,0'M.aca.-; • Wan-nut Officer Adwin A. Moors, nsslstnnt photographic officer at the Blylheville Army Air Field, lias been named photographic of- licer, replacing First Lieut. John J. O'Mara who has been transferred, to the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics, Orlnndo, Flu. Mr. Moors, a former enlisted man, is a graduate of the Army photography school, Lowry'. Field, ! ol. He was sworn in us a warrant officer Jan. 20, prior to being us- signcd her. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Moors, C28 Jackson Ave., Evansvillc, ind. Photo Officer Sent To Florida School Sergt. Julius J. Rovitch Transferred To Post Here Scrgt. Julius J. Rovltcli lias been transferred from Tymlall Field, Fla., to tlie Blytheville Army Air Field and assigned to duty as an apprentice aircraft mechanic with the 25th Flying Training Group. Sergeant Fiovltch is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rovitch, 137 B. 5Cth St.. Brooklyn. He enlisted May 5, 19il. Passes Ihe Snuff Can LUBBOCK, Tex. (UP)—The old Army custom of handing around cigars on receiving a promotion has been given a loiich of the mountains by n lad from the. Ozarks. On gelling his private first class- stripe at the South Plains ' Army Flying School, he accosted his buddies and Invited them all to have a dip from his snuff can. First Lieut. John J. O'Mara,'photographic officer at tiie Blytheville Army Air Field, has been-transferred to the Army Air,-. Forces School of Applied Tactics, Orlando, Pla., where lie will ..jtakc a course of . instruction that...."will <H'tiilify him as a flying control officer. Lieutnant O'Mara wa 5r crmunis- slond Dec. 23. 1041 and has been stationed at lilylhcrlllc since October. Son of Charles A. 'O'Mtvvn. 315 Third St., W, Palm Beach' and Mrs. Mary E. O'Mnra. 329 Illvcr- tlalc Ave.; Yonkers, N. V'i be Is a 193C graduate of Fortlham Colleye. lie innrrlcd the former Miss Frances S. Hleen of v nxoo (jjtj^ Miss., April 7, 1012. Gives Books To Library For Soldiers To Read T*ciity-fou'r vollimqs. 'including sevcfiir-v'Bll -known licat'<-v KO ||phi;' liava : bccn donated'To the . jiosl- library -nt the Blytheville ''Army Air Field-by Miss Hilda. IMnmbcy of Stecle, Mo. Included in llic group are Doug- Ins M!!lcr>; "You Can't Do Business with Hitler", "48 Saroyan Stories" by William Saroyan, "My •Son,, ; My Son" by Harold .Spring; Lew* Wallace's "Ben IJnr", "Talcs of Sherlock Holmes", A. Coimn Boyle; "Stars .Fell on' Alabama 1 .'/ CnrliCnriiicr, nnd many oilier fine volumes. ' ... , . > West Virginia, during 19113, tuberculosis death into of per 100,000.of its population. Australia coastline. had 40.5 -lins 12,000 miles of Dance Held Saturday Officers and their wives or dates had a successful dance Saturday night at the Officers Club. Attendance was large and music for dancing was provided by Sergt. Donald L. Scribncr with bis electric organ and I'fc. Jackie Mitchell at the drums. At intermission, Scrgt. Walter Terry, b.irilonc. sang .several solos, and Scrgt. Guy P. Lndouccur Cave impersonations of well-known radio singers It was announced the dance.- will be held at, the Officers Club every Saturday night. Read Courier News Want Ad.s. 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 • Hold Everything 25 '" Six To Begin Training Will,, lii ' Sl>: flying Instniolors of the UlyllioVillc Army Air Field luu'c licoii ordered •: to Hcmlrlcks Field, Fin., lo lake n training course at the Four-engine Transition School. Tliey .will became • instructors' In the operation of the n-n, Hie Ini't'C (lyiiig fortrt'.«e s of (lie Army Air Forces which deliver heavy tomb loads lo the Axis 'nation's. ' In Ihe Broil]) are dipt, Brnec J. Downey Jr., n training squadron coininngidcr; First. IJcut.-). Dnriint {lowers Jr., Ciirl Floyd Jr., Kddfc K. WlnkteV and Hurold" o. Chapin, flight commanders, and Second !.lout. Christopher O. Dryan, n' flight commander, The thread-finned fhb of tho Amazon leaps out of the water ;:;i<l lays its eggs on ovcrhaliijlng plants. CORSAGES • mill BRIDAL FLOWERS For the diint!D, commencement and your hrlclul flowers. 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