The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1943 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 2, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS VOLUMR 1—NO. IflB. BLYTHKVILLL'!, AUKANBAS, KHIDAY, Al'UlL '2, 10-IK SUBSCRIPTION KATES ON BEQUEST THE BLYTHEVIUJ3 ARMY AIR CORPS HEWS Published dolly except Sundays In the Interest of the personnel of Hie Army Air Forces Advanced Two Eu Bine Flying School of Blythevllle, by "the Blytheville Courier News. It contains (he news of the Air Base, La Scalla Decisions f Morgan In Thriller At Arena Wednesday Pvt. Joey La Scalla is the now lightweight boxing 'champ of the Blytlieville Army Air Field, but the title rests none too securely, lie copped the honor when he defeatet Corp Robert J. Morgan in a bout at the Legion Arena-Wed nesday night. The nil; is that the highly touted La Scalli barely dccisioned his opponent lifter a luinulingei 1 of a light It's a cinch he'll have to meet the noncom again if he wand to keep the title and a .second light with Jlorgon is mud than any man would welcome. A new member of the Post Box- * —— • — Ing Team, the Iwo-strlper put on as pretty an exhibition ns hns been seen here recently. • Fighting the star of the team, he wns so impressive thnt n number of spectators Ilioughl Hie judges were mils i-TV he n they gave their vcrdicl ^/against him. He wns clnssy on defense and used his left jab ellvc- lively to stave oir La Scaln's attempts to get in close. Morgan couldn't lilt as hard ns his opponent, but more than once he shook La Scalln with long punches to the head. It was n fight that stirred the enthusiasm of the critical niidi encc. And it served as nn indication thnt these two boys are going to give their opponents some uncomfortable moments in the Arkansas AAU Tournament at Little Rock next week. In fact, it wouW surprise no one who saw the action Wednesday night if their next meeting 'was in the finals of the tourney. : La Scalla, an unorthodox fighter who jitterbugs as lie stalks his foe, is a lough guy. He can fight like a wildcat, absorb punishment, and wallop with power. Morgan is a cool and'scientific boxer. He seldom wastes n punch. Sergt. A. J. "Cherokee" Hcn- dricks, open middleweight, fighting I Pvt. John Wood, was impressive ' as lie danced around his opponent throwing snappy left jabs, then slinging over hard. right crosses thnt bruised and'shinned. He.'was in perfect shape and had little difficulty in gaining a TKO over Wood. "Cherokee" went to the serni-Iinais in the MidSouth Gol-, den Gloves Tournament and wns' barely whipped by the man who later won the national title nt Chicago. After ills showing Wednesday night, his pals are belting that he •won't be inched out of a title in the AAU tourney. Against Wood, he was an accomplished boxer, n devastating puncher, and a crafty ring genera). . ' « Wood, a novice lightheavy, was outclassed by his experienced opponent but he too looked like a good prospect for n few honors at Liltle Rock. A rangy, slow-moving Kentuckian, lie has a pench of a left hand and boxes nicely. His only sins are lack of experience and a failure to hit with his right. In another bout, Sni'gt. bon •i .Brandon decisioned Pfc. Fred 'I* Saenger. Novice lightheavies, these boys slugged it out for five rounds and showed plenty of potential ability. Brandon has already had Golden Gloves experience and he showed it. He was fnst, aggressive, and n good pmicher. Saenger, a new member of the tcnin, wns hampered by lack of conditioning. ' After pulling up a whale of a fight for four rounds he weakened in the final canto. He looked good, though. He handles himself nicely ajid has a boxing stylo similar to that of Jackie Byrd, Blythcville's contribution to the professional ring. In the first preliminary, Corp. Harold Neumeyer won a close decision from Corp. Kenneth Jacobs. Neumeyer was heavier than his opponent anil used his weight to advantage. Jacobs was a very tired fighler in the fifth round but, al- .hough Ihls was first iippearanc n ti ring, his exhibition of game less, potential boxing skill, an •illllng power, were n source of sat usfuclion to his boxing instruclo The concensus among speclatoi was that the Post Boxing Teai may dominate the finals of th AAU tourney. The boxing team coached by Staff Sergt. Jesse Cle ment.s, former Arkansas AAU an MidSouth Clolden Gloves featliei weight champ, assisted by Serg Gordon Donoliue, once ii top note New York .scrapper. Sergeant Clements \vas aided promoting Wednesday night's bou by Mike Mcroney, well k n o w Blylheville wrestling promoter. Stars In "Cra'/y Sliow' More Musicians Join Post Band With the addition of ten musicians transferred from Sheppnrd Field., Tex., the 351st Army Air Forces Band of the Blytlievllle Army Air Field 13 increased to a total of 32 members. Tiie newcomers are Sergts. Lloyd P. Buker and Herman P. Speier; Privates First Class Henry J. Riul- ocy, Lynn T. Blight, Ralph L. Scliultz, Jr., and JoSm A. Backus; and Pvts. .Clifford A. Dahl, George P. Brenner, Wtlburt A. Cordoza and Frank J. .Trimble, Jr. .... • Included among the new musicians are two trombone players, 3 cornels, one saxophone and four clarinets. ist Includes Four Technical Sergeants, Six Staff Sergeants Fovir technical sci'Reanls niul six .all' sergeants were Included In (lie si of 78 promotions of noiicom- ilssloned olllcers tills week at Ihe JlyShevlDe Army Air Field, Stall' Sevyts. Vernor II. Stintlon nd Willlatn 11. Thompson of the 3rdnnnce Section, alons with Slalt" Sergt. Fiaiik J. llerout and Teeli rd Oracle Joseph P. Tnilio of (he 07lh QM Co.. were promoted to echnleal sergeant. Klevatcd from .sorsoanl to stall rgciinl were Angelo 1". Keninlo unit Nornmn P. Ijdew, 32<ith Sqiindron; James Apoiu 1 , TOOth Squadron; Wlllliun If, Mnslmon, 'Cist Scuiadrou; Phillip L. Cro'.v- ler, 703rd Sqimilron, :\nd Corp lolm C. Stevens, 907th QM Co., to 1'ech. 3rd dr., a rank equivalent to that of staff sergeant. The new sergeants are llarrell A. Morrison, Gulnnie Pwkell Jr., Alphonse J. Knraiiarskl. Frank a. Domin, Lester J. Wnhlgren, Roland K. Grovei and Frank A, Flynn, nil of Hie :i26th Squadron; Johnnie V. Arney of the Section; Philip T. DeMnrzo, Edwin C. Aycrs, Theodore I', Edlln and Elmer M. Kovnlun, 7001h Scpindton; Albert- L. Luitweiler, 701st Squadron; James H. Nebhut, Kcrmtt R. 1'e.ike, Jnck P. Bennett and Maurice N. Goldberg, 702ml Squadron; Joseph P. Tucker and Jnmes E. Hardy. 703rd Squadron; Jess W. Alns- woiili, Herman V. Boykln, Jerry R. Davis, Marlon G. Batey, Edward H. Brownlce, Hlce I>. Carothcrs, 309th Aviation Squndron. Promoted from private first class to corporal were John M. Fair, Thomas J. Vida, Howard D. Momany, Owen M. Binder, Elmer J. r and, Chester L. Wctslelcwskl and •inynnrd F. Williams, 320th Scpiad- on; James A. Gilberl, Albert P. niidoiv, Woodrow P. Scyberl, TUis- Dotible Elimination Baskel- Bnll Meet To Begin Monday At Post Gym An Inler-fnimdron Imskotl^ll tomnnmeiu will bo livid, nl Ilic 1'or.t Oym IjoRlnnluu Monday. Lieut. 11111 Adiiins, athletic officer,' announced lo<lay. It will be a double domination tourney, which menus thin ii toiiin must be defcitlcd twice before It Is cllinlnuted. and bionw, alilellc plncques will bn nwnrdcd to (ho squndron tennis which flnlsli in Ihe lust Ihree placet. Appimlnmlcl) 1 11 \\m\r\\ teams wll paiilei|inle. Ineludluu most of Ihose wiitcli competed In the Inlor-sqund' ron ICRKUIV Siiundrous whlc-h wen not reine.sented In the Ifnmie, how ever, will be I'llstble to enter tin tourney. Three or four gnme.s wll be played eiicli night HI id ttic loiltn-' amcnt will probably end 'Ihursdny. i'lils also will end the bnskctbnll season at the post. II has been n busy .season for IhLs luis been popu- lnr sporl. The officers formed n tenm and played' regularly agnlnst, oilier squads In I his vlclnly. and ii|i]Hoxli]iuli'ly 15 leimis wen; active in Inler-sciundron competition. Air.Commanders iti Tunisia No, they nren't really nuts. They are Willrtir Hull mid llonle, star performers in "Crav.y Show." mid tills is a part of their aet. They and other members of the cast will appear here In their musical revue tonight. They will give two performances for military personnel at the Post Theater. The "Crn?tf Show" Is n USO Ciimp Show production, brought here through the Special Service Olfico. Leavitt Transferred To George Field, III Second Lieut. Frederick J. Leavitt, a flight commander at the Blytlieville Army Air Field, ha. been transferred to George Field III. Lieutenant Lcnvitt received hi wings and commission Sept. G, anc has been stationed at Blytlieville sh&e October He Is a 1947 gradu ale of Lynn English High Schoo and attended Mt. St. Charles Acad emy in Woonsocket, R. I. ell E. Penning, John Olivetti and Jrnest H. Wilson, 100th Squndron. Stanley J. Czcuicl, 101st Squad- on; Fleet V. Crane Jr., Robert O. Burton, Charles M. Gardner, Thonas B. Bnnnon, William M. Mor•1111, William G. Frampton, wll- lam P. Miilr anil Everett P. Gale, 02nd Squndron; Anthony J. I.t'd- ng and Howard Jacobsen, 103rd Squadron; Dnlton D. Panish, Glenn i. Rice and ..Thomas .1. Sheppard, squadron; Joseph R.'SI. Pierre, Robert Grcenberg and Joseph D. Clark, 901th QM Co. Avn; John Brown, John E. Johnson, Monroe O'Neal, chniiic Thompson, Charles H. Hearst, Marshtll Moore mid Henry L. Smith, 309lh Aviation Squadron. To be technician fifth grade: Ronald H. Geary, Vernon n. Wll- New Captains All Are Members Of Staff Of The Base Hospital Four officers attached (o the staff of the Base Hospital liavc been promoted from first llciitcnnnl lo cnplnln. They are Capls. MIcliMl Eden, In charge of the out patient (Uspcnsnry; Charles E. lloblnson, dental officer; Paill E. Vaughn, laboratory officer, nnd Keith B. Wiser, vcterliuiry officer. '. Caplaln Robinson lias the distinction of being one of the youngest members of the American Legion. As n youth of 18, he enlisted In the Army during the first World War, and completed Ills education ns n dentist after reluming to civilian son, Cleveland J. Lynn, Walter L. life, at the Western Reserve Unl- Huser, Herbert G. Backs nnd James B. Sexton, 907th QM Co. Avn. More men thnn women commit suicide in the United Stales. Morale Booster Giraffe K. O.'s Self SAN FRANCISCO. Cal. (UP) — Mugs, the Zoo giraffe, during n cold spell in California .where it is always warm, slipped and fell on Ihe ice. Trying lo regain its feet ,it skidded and fell again, kicking il.sclf in the jaw for n knockout—the first time, it is believed, in zoological history that giraffe has ever knocked Itself out. Zoo attendants with the aid of a block and tackle, got him on all fours there. again and he is still Children Welcome HOLLYWOOD, Cal. (UP)—Arthur 'I'. Horman, movie writer, has had so much difficulty in lib life renting houses because he has children, specified when he recently had occasion to rent ills own seven-room bugalow that it was to be rented only to a family with children, and preferable "willi plenty of them." FUNNY BUSINESS versify, Cleveland, O. He was commissioned last August. Captain Vaughn was one of the first medical officers to report here for duty last August. During the lime that he lias bsen In charge of the venereal disease program the rate of Infection lins been reduced from one of the highest in tl: Southeast Training Senior to niong the lowest. He left a post as laff physician at the Raleigh Ccn- rnl Hospital iii West Virginia to cccpt n commission in the 'Medical 'orps. Captain Weiser, who Inspects al neat and dniry products consumed the Post, has been on duty here incc August. He was commlsstonet ollowlng graduation from the :own Stale College, where he wa. i imihber of the R. O. T. C., aix ifler four years i with the U. S Department of Agriculture, was < Veterinary Corps officer with tlv Chicago Quartermaster Depot. ,- One-man entertainment division 'for servicemen is screen star Red SKeltoh "who spends oft- work hours in impromptu shows for soldiers ;md has made some 400 Army post appearances.'. 80 Per Cent in War Effnrt CHICAGO (UP) — President Ei Dudley of the Professional Golf ers' Association of America believe that from 80 to 85 per cent of n! iolf club members in the Unite States nre in the service, war pro duction, Red Cross or other slm ilar war relief societies. Any Shoe Can Be REPAIRED "We're pulling one. over on tlm cnrloonisls—Ilicy always <lraw us bouncins puU" PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best. Prices Kirby Drug Stores Just 4 Miles To The C!\f .il. i Pmlupsi State Line Service Station SAVE on Phillips Quality Gaso line A Oil. Prompt, Courlcou: Sen-Ice. Opcralcd by Mrs. II, I, Reynolds. If the uppers are still cowl. Bring (hem to us lor quality work. HALTER'S Quality Sho« Shop 111 W. Main Ph. Caiptuin Mcllemy Ordered To Duly At Tymhil'l Field" Cn])t. Robert W. McHcnry IVas been ordered lo duty nl Ihe flexible 1 i gunnery school nl Tyndnll Field, Ptmnma Oily. Fin. lie hns en stnllolicd here since August, len the aviation cadet training vlsory board, worked with ,tbe rector of training In shaping id .supervising the Instruction of dels nnd checking the proflclcn- of Instructors. viiptnin Mcllpnry received Ills ings nnd commLsslon Aug. 15. 'ij, arid b'ctoi'c coming to, the lythcVllle Ai'iiiy Air I-'ield wns op- allon.s officers nl the Columbus Miss.) Army Flying School. He (is the flrsl commanding officer Ihe 703rd Squadron'. He Is n 1038 •nilimlc of the University of Itlsburgh. ('upt, Thomas Uraily Assigned To Duly At %tlievill<> Cnpt. Thomns P. Hrady hns (icon transferred from Hponce Field, Mtmltrlr. cm., I" the Ulythcvlllc Army Air Wold where he 1ms licen luiiert lo duly us purclinsliiK urn] conlrnetliiK officer nml nsslslniit (lumlcni)tislct' officer. Onptnln llnuly wns eoniniltisloii- cd .Mine 11), 1041 nml urndunlcd from Ihe Qiwrlentwsk'r School. Sclmyklll Arscniil. I'hlliidelphlu. lie Is n 1SI-I1 erndimlc ot Foul- linm University. At Pordliinn he wns n member of llw fenclns tenm •wlilcli he cnptnliicd during senior your. Air .Vice Manhil Conlniham M»J.-Oen. Jpmrs Doollttle These lour of (he Bbncinls directing the Untied Nnllons' air olh'iislve In Tunhlu. British .Air Vice Mnislml Sir Artlmr Tedder Is cominnndcr In chief of the Mediterranean nlr thcntcr with U. a. Moiil.-Clon. sjinnt?, us his executive. Air Vice Mnrslml Sli Aithm Conlniilinm coiiiiimnds a Incllenl nlv toco stiiiiiovUiiK troops In the Held niul MnJ.-Ocn. Doollltle dlvecls bomber nttticks. Hold Everything Obstacle Course Near Completion Hun, jump, climb nnd crawl— n 21'1-ynrd straightaway olwlncle course to toughen the soldier Is Hearing completion nl the Air Field, In Ihe nllilellc field 'nrcn tienr the West Gale. H hns hurdles, scaling walls, water pits, vaulting fences nnd other obstacles. When the soldiers yd so they can .stnrt nl one end and finish nl the other nnd still nak fur more, Ihen they're good, according to Dayrooms Furniture Sixty clinli's nnd (10 settees luivc bceti dlslilbiilcd nmonu thewnuul- ron (luy-roonis n^.lhe niyllievl|le Army Air Field" through the'Spe- cial Service Office, It wns nnnomic- ed by First Uelil. Oscnv I,. Uciuon, speclnl service officer. The rurntluri! Is of red upholstered IcntliL'r nnd will do much to IJi'iclilon Ihe liny-rooms. Purchnse of the elmlts nnd settee. 1 ! wns mndc Lieut. UM1 Adnms, post nUiletle ( |i- ' Possible ihrougli funibi of the Spel c '"' Service Office. It's Just a pnrl of the physical ttrnlnlng progiiun, some of the schooling II tnke.s to help mnkc Uncle Sinn's nephews more Ihnn n mnlch for Ihe Axis guys. Thlrly-thrce ncre.s nre covered by the U. S. Oovernmenl Printing Office, In VVnshliiglon, D. C. "Hey! My charge account frozenl" CORSAGES nnil BRIDAL FLOWERS For the tlnncc, commencement nnd your liriilul (Inivcrs. We are fully prepared lo serve yon— Orchils, C:iinmell:is, Gnritc- nlas, Hoses, t'nrnaltons and various other flowers. Pluce your orders early. I'honc 519 or come make your selection. HEATON'S GREENHOUSES AND FLOWER SHOP 200 Davis Avc. 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 Phone 453 5th & Walnut 24-HOUR SERVICE Expert Repair Work on General Motors Cars. 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