The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1943 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 6, 1943
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LYTHEVILLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS >S VOLUME K1ATI1KVILUS, All KANSAS, TUKSDAY, APRIL C, IIMSJ SUBSCRIPTION KATES ON REQUEST THE MiYTHEVlLLE ARMY AIR COIU'S NEWS Published daily except Sundays ' In the Interest ot the personnel of the Army All- Forces Advanced Two Engine Flying School of Blyihcvlllc, by the Blylhevllle Courier News. It contains the news ot the Air Base. ARMY DAY: They Fly and Fight for Ffag and Country Boxing Team Leaves Tomorrow Arkansas A At) Tournament Seven splendidly conditioned box- j U'urncd vapidly. He boxes well find ers will,leave the Blytlievllle Army i his footwork is .superb, lie is still « Air Field early tomorrow lo seek ' .sucker for u left hand but lie has fistic fame in the AAU I the speed lo bent an opponent to Tournament nt Little Keck beginning tomorrow afternoon. They will go in 1-cconnai.soncL 1 cars, jirriving around noon. After a light snack '. man Neumeycr, ;uid they will proceed to the arena for ; Wood, weighing-in and some of them may The other members of the team lire Swyt. D.-in liriindoi), Corp. Nor- Jvl. John then participate in llicir first bouts of the tournament. Brandon participated in Ihe Mid- Soul h tourney as a novice llglit- lienvy and was licked his first lime Tliey are picked members of Hie out by a ring wise boxer. He has, Post Boxing 'l cam, led by Scry!. A. | however, corrected may of Ills J. "Cherokee" ilcndricks. their I faults and has looked impressive in coach, and .Scrgl. Jesse L, Clements, I recent workouts. He is durable and ' aggressive, and throws his punches efficiently and sharply, Neumeycr is a welterweight who has improved rapidly since he re- former AAU and MklSouth Golden Gloves featherweight champ. Sergeant elements is particularly optimistic over the chances of Corp. Robert Morgan and IM. Joe L« j celvcd his first lioxmg lesson from ScttlhY, novice lightweights. He i Sergeant Clements several nKiiths thinks these men are the bcsl box- ago. Sturdily built, he is capable ers of their weight and class In the of absorbing punishment without ->."»talo. Morgan is u newcomer to _ faltering, lie Ls~ .strong and reason• tile team, without previous oxpcr- ably fast, and Ims a wallop 'in iencc, but one of the classiest, box- cither hand. • i • ers of tlie group. He fought L;\ Wood is the dark horse of the Scalla recently in- an exhibition team. Tall, with long arms, he has bout ill tht: Legion arena and wns boon on the boxing team since It narrowly decLsioned after a beau-i was initiated. A novice lightheavy, tiful exhibition of .skill, speed niuliliLs pals (Mink a right hand- is all gameness. La Scalla already has; lie needs to lick almost any man gone to the ring wars once. He made his debut in the MidSouth Golden Gloves tournament at Memphis two months ago and went to lie Sergeant Clements is anxious lor his men to do well ai Little nock for personal reasons. In civilian the finals before lie was defeated.! life he was u boxing instructor at losing his bid for the title in n!the North Little Rock Boys' Club hard fought, battle. I.-a Sulla can and lie has a lot of friends there. punch and his speed makes htm He would love to show them that he is jus; as good a teacher us he hard to hit. Sergeant Clements is hope/til wa.s a fighter, over the prospects of Pfc. Frsdj Lieut, Hill Adams, post alliletic Sacnger, another newcomer. Sacn- officers, will accompany Die team ger has natural ability and has' to Litfle Rock. To honor "the men of the United Stales Army wlio have carried the (Ing of the United Stales mid Hie ideals wbich it represents to every part ol the earih, nnt) who with their broihcrs-iii-nrms from ihe nations united with us arc oltering their lives (or the future ol America and Hie world" President Roosevelt has proclaimed April 6 Army I3ay. Here with the (lay under which they llnlil, are o I'ly- ing Fortress ori a mission in Tunisia and n column ol American troops on the march. '[Corbelt has charge of hcnralology, i aerology ami bacteriology. j Ted). Sgt. Vcrnon B."English of t llobart, Okla.. prepares the media. 1 IM. Wayne Sevcrson of Faiibault, KI1F1I RHfll AF11R HP ntin 1>vt - Wayne Sevcrson of Fniibault, nil ill II Hi II I »• H Itll Minn - prepares dyes and slides for I I/In! HII In II I ll ial microscopic investigation. Tech, Illlll-llll III u u II ill Egt Richard Keen Jefferson of I EprinsficM, Mass. ,and pvL Harold Tnnolp ^Karl' Hnnsn,- I nU- M - Actt) " of "scatur, 111., make Jlingie OiiaCH nOUbCb^L-aiJ m icroscopic- cxamiiiatioiis. oratory In Which Workers Do Research SOMEWHERE IN NEW GUINEA, (UP)—Three officers and eight enlisted men of the U. S. Army are lighting millions of the enemy in :i corrugated iron shack deep in the jungle. The enemy, in this case, is the malaria germ that causes so many casualties among soldbro fighting iu the southwest Pacific area. The headquarters is an Improvised laboratory where are kepi countless malaria - carrying anopheles mosquitoes nnd dyscnlery-bcni-ing flies Jor research purposes. The men supervising tlie fight over this jungle enemy are Lt. Col. Francis E. Council of Windom, Tex.; Capt. C. A. Armbrust of San Antonio, Tex., and First Lt. Austin J. Corbctt of New York City. ^ lake a Blast Furnace Working in the snack is like hug- j ging a blast furnace. It is heated by the tropic sun, Kerosene healers and steaming caldrons of water. The workers prepare special | media in which various germs will t thrive. , Germs are incurnui'u in jars like hothouse floivers until they arc rcndy for conservation in sterili phials. In less than six months this research stoff has examined identified -and cultivated a million germs associated wilh malaria and , dyslentcry. They have modern scientific equipment for their worX bul lack animals for experimentation. Each member of the group specializes in ills own field. Each One n Spccialisl Armbrust supervises bacteriology, chemistry and parasitology. jgt. Glen E. Hibbard of Waukc- filia, wis., specialises ;n physiological chemistry. Tech. Sgi. Andrew M. Robertson of nnffalo, N. Y., runs the bacteriological department. Pvt. I-'rcri u. "\V,i;-iing of Paris, Tex,, specializes in pathology, and James A. Lemon of' Hoyt, Kan., serves as company clerk. Read Courier News wmn, ad* Wins Air'Medal Unit Again Wins Cilation For Excellence In Plane Maintenance Home-Baketl Cakes, Pies Vaiiisl During USO 'Hospitality Hour i, N.T.ODEIST Army Nurse Lieut. Elsie ij. Olt, 2!!, awarded an air medal by Gen. H. 11. Arnold at Louisville, N. Y., is the first woman to win Ibis award. FUINNY BUSINESS Men of the 703rd Squadron are triumphantly decorating their aircraft with a third gold star. They are the gold star squadron of the Blytlicvlllc Army Air Field for the third lime. The gold ;star.lii the citation for excellence in airplane inainlenance for the month. Their ships were GG.9 per cent in commission lor the entire month of March. They were 93.B per cent perfect in the regular ICO-hour inspections. In spot checks their standing was 93, an exceptional record for the surprise visits of the post inspectors. Thai, believes Capt. John T. Rushton. post technical inspector, Is a record to be proud of. For his Inspectors keep, the books like a recording angel with dispepsla, they search a ship for things done wrong or left undone like a mother-in-law whose son has eloped outside of his religion. The gold slar award means that for 31 days, U hours a day, the mechanics and technicians of the 703rd never let down a minute. [They tended their ships wilh Ihc 'rare of a trainer grooming a loroughbred for the Kentucky 'erby. During that .lime the ships of he squadron were flown • 2253 ours, the equivalent of more than iree months of uninterrupted uric in the air by one ship. "Our job is to keep 'em (lying, nd we (lid U." It, was as simple that .according to Capt. James <. Holmes, squadron commander, lis men were oil the job. The squadrons engineering offi- ers are Capt. William D. Ceely, nc of the first pilot instructors to cix>rt here (or duty, and Second ,icut. Kenneth J. SnecWcn, who vas commissioned in February af- cr having risen to technical ser- ;canl bombardier, armorer nnd lombsight maintenance man. Without pretense they give the ircdit lo their men, good aircraft uechanics and conscientious, will) special laurels to the line chief, •laslcr Scrgt. Nelson •}. Bourgeois. It seems that Sergeant Bourgeois s a good mar, to have around on Job like dial. He enlisted two years ago last August, in Louisiana. Tech, Scrgt. Bruce G. Ocorgc, ft looks iimwl IM. cater of the lOOIith Guard Squadron, as he watched the women of Promised Land unwrap packages and arrange cnkes and pics on the table for the weekly hospitality hour Sunday afternoon at the USO Center. "it IS lemon pie," he added. "Please save me a piece." "If you want lo mnkc sure." advised Miss Gcnevlcvc Wlinleh. di- reclor of the USO Women's Di- vlslotv/'you'll slay where you .-ire so you'll be first In line." "It isn't lemon," said Private Sicbcrt gjoomily .as ha fini.shcd his second piece. "It's pineapple." And be bad a big wedge of cake with lemon filling for dessert. Mrs. H. L. llalsell contributed a $950 white cake 18 inches wide and 3 1-2 Inches thick. The value was established (luring Ihc Wai- Bond Auction in Blyihcvlllc whqn Doc Dean sold one like it, by Mrs. liaise!!, for that amount. The "it's ji new plan of salesmanship—he slicks his head in Jlic iloorjwhcii it opens, instead.of liis /tyoH'^r -,V : ' • like lemon pic," measurements were eslabllslic<l by .liieol) Sicbcrl. a big Miss Wlialcn, who had one of tin; soldiers put a ruler to H before It ll.snppejircd. l-'lfly-thrcc foldlctr. iUe len i)ics nnd n cakes. They Imd .some help from X! soldier-wives. Mrs. C. K. Tucker look the initiative in ilns everybody lo step up for seconds, but It didn't lake much uryliiB. Some had thirds. Several denied, bul without convlcllon, Dial they had Indulged (n fourths. ,, ^Jak'cs were brought bv Mrs, •Tticker, Mrs.' irftlsell, Mix T. Moore, Mrs. Roy Mitchell, Mrs. I!. P. ' Fitzgerald mid Airs. Jlrn Fowler.' They brought cakes loo from tlie ovens ol .several who couldn'l be there In person. Including Mrs. Hennnn Uiltcnberry, Mrs. John Close, Mrs. .1. V. Walker, -Mrs, Dennis Mullen, Mrs. ,i. T. Sykcs, Mrs. Olla Brudshitm and Mrs. Hodge. . ; Thc pies were brought by Mrs. Flora Matthews, chairman of the day; Mrs. Emmetl Wilson, Mrs. Lucille Adams. Mr.s. Shirley Mc- Gnnglicy and Mrs. virgliiln Vomit'. Represented by their pies bul. mil on hand personalty were Mrs. w. II. Skclton, Mrs. Charles Wood. Mrs, Arthur DuClosc. Mre. Helen Hlllahd Mrs. D. G. lllndman. Paul Pryor tcil a group in S|IIK- tng about Ihc piano to music by Mrs. Virginia Under, while Ihc lime for Iho serious business of eating the pics and cakes was lie- ing awaited. 3ull)S DonalOcI By Blytlic- ville Woman Will Beautify Ope nil ions Area Jomiulls will mil nRU | n , sem j „,, lii'li' brave luecn .spears ID elial- ) " fiillliiB winter until aii- llu'r .s|irlii|j, hul (be war will Mill i' waned mid bruve young men villi liciv bars mi clio'lr shoulders ml new silver whins will .still K » oi'lh from Ilic Illyllie Army Air 'li'M id Jwlii (hi' heroes wlio fly II Humble their lives [or soiiu'llilns uiiiv piveloiis Hum lire, Sn Ihe Jonquil biilhs which Mrs. V. T. Obersl. HID \vcsl Muln HI,, •oil (or plintUnu at lln> Air last- were HivepltHl wllli thunk.s by Irs. Adams, receptionist nt 'osl Headquarters. They will he limited In tin: opernlUms Area. Shrubs and plmil.s left »V,M- af- er sprlni; rcairunueiuont of lUe laiden ivi-i'i! nlven l« the Air Held >V Mrs. A. M. IMUoil, Highway (II Smith. A truck wii.s .vnt to pick i]> Ihe gift Miinduy morning. Mrs. E. M. wool, TO? West \sh St., conlrllmlcd [lowering spt- himhes. whose while blossoms won will brighten the Oiierullun. 1 ) Una, since ihey will be planted id once and probably will hlooni ;hls year, Thin is ih e third ilnio tlml Aim. Alcunll Ims wnt'iivow- R things for Ihc All 1 l-'le|d, Mrs. Eclille H. Dtivlil, 227 Hist Kentucky HI., thinned her Iris beds and telephoned Mi*. Adams. wh< III once sent Hie truck lo pick ill Ihe Mil-plus. They probably wll bloom (his year. ' There are acres 11110 aercs of luni about the barracks where b;iri lii'oiintl crlc.s for something le Ki-ow, and iiny surplus pliml.s shrubs or I lees left over aftc spring ((niileiilng. triinsplanlfnt nnd renrrniiiiiinj will be ]ilfked u ,'ladly by tin Army Inick, .Jus telephone Mrs. Ailnins—51il, .cnsion :i(it). sistant line chief, is an old timer with nine or 10 years In the Army, half of it as a crew chief. Young Tech. Scrgt. Irving M. Levin, chief squadron inspector, is less than two years out of high school, but he passed high in two Air Corps schools, -the propeller specialist's course at Chanute Field, and the mechanic's course al the Rising Sun School of Aeronautics in Philadelphia. The assistant inspectors of the squadron arc Staff Scrp.t. Wilhclm A Anderson, a graduate of the aircraft tncclianic'x course nt Chanule, and Staff Scrgt. Preston L. Schomp, an aircraft mechanic graduate of the Casey Jones School at Newark. The Might chiefs in charge of the three round-the-clock- eiahl- liour shifts are Tech. Scrgt. Jack B. Wells, Staff Scrgl. John 1'. Hoffman, and Staff Scrgl. Joseph K. Francocur. You have lo go lo them to find out Just how it happened that the squadron is three-times winner «! the gold star. They'll tell you how It is. "We're got damn good men." Hold Kverytlrina Stag Party Tonight An Open Letter to Of(IcuiV Wives: You can believe him if lie says iiiiporlant official duty requires his presence at the Air Huso tonight, There's a .stag party on. And he has to he there. as- PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores Just 4 Miles To The <I\LMl* >i Phillip State Line Service Station SAVK on Phillips Quality Gaso- liiife ft Oil. Prompt, Courteous Service. OperiUd by Mrs. H, L. .Reynolds. Any Shoe Can REPAIRED ! If (he uppers arc still good, Kring (hem lo us for t|irality work. HALTER'S Qualify Shoe 121 W. Main Shop Ph. 2732 F LOWERS S:iy it Host 'At Easier II ivnitUhi't IIK Easier \vi(lti>nL FJovrcrs, I*Iucc your Kiusfcr urtlrrs rarfy for rorsngrs uT Orrlitds, KDKCS, GsrdcniriSj .Spring: Fid wens' and I'laitts. U'c arc |MC|iarc(J lo j^crvc you in Illytlicvillc or rlKt.inl <:ilirs —we U'lrgmpJi I'loivers uny- w I ic re. HEATON'S GREENHOUSES AND FLOWER SHOP 200 Mavis Ave. 24-HOUR SERVICE Expert Repair Work on General Motors Cars. IANGSTON-WROTEN COMPANY B'dway A Walnui gBS Noneomtt To Have Regular Dances The first foniml clntice of (he lom'ommls.iloncd Oldcers club iitnrdny iilliht, »'iis so suece.ssJiil nit II Is planned lo hold them CHUlarly, 'Music was provided by the dunce rchestra of tlie Mist AA*' iland, Irccled by Warrant Officer llcr- iinll M. Kuscjicl. l-'lowers. which orud'd Ihe rooms were, itonalotl y Ihe Mower Shop In the Qlencoc iilliilun Olslliietlon ol being Ihc first icinlier of Hie Woiucirs Army Aux- tury Corps lo enlcr Ihe dub goes o Miss l-Viiiices J. Hull of Ijlylhe- IIH-, who Is home on lurloii|;h from ,h)iilleello. Ark., where ,sbo Ls sln- toned. Ni'iilly dressed In gnbardlne mlform, siie altnieted the Inle'rcst ( all Ilio dancers, many of wluim mil not previously seen u WAAC. \viution Cadels Seeking Homes Kor 'Tlicif Wives Klftcen iivlnllon ciidcts recently sslmiecl to the lllylhovllle Army Air Field lo complete) their Initi is bomber pilots anil then be on huh' wfiy lo biillle, hiivo tried wltli- Jitl success to find a temporiny idiuc tor (lie girls they soon wll cnve behind them iitul who >«in o bt> near their hiisbnnd.s whlli, hey crni. Ainoni! them arc Kulr with n babj boy or nil I from two lo six week, old. Clwululu Julliui 11. Lliuiscy lui volunteered.lo help [itul rooms, Ugh housekeeping sulk's or apartment for (lie cadet families, and InvlU' anyone who will rent such ticcom niodntlons lo coiinminlcato with liln (leleiihoiui HI. Rxlciislon 240). Maybe It Depends On Your Viewiwin "A soldier." said Warrant Olfl cer Peter J, Wnrnksa, volenm mnny years In the Service, wlill condiicllng n class in mllllary ells torn and (million, "should nevr walk alotiM the street with IV nun nrnrnul a girl's wnlst. U Is violation of an old unwrltlen law. 1 "Hill times cluumc." observed We. A. Ksrall, a member of the cluss. "My dad told me Hint In Ills dny If you kissed a girl you had to miirry her. H's different now." Round Robin Basketball Games Played On Sunday A nouiul Iliibln Hollball Tournament between .sis learns of Cadets begun Hmiday iiftcrnoon when the Bauer Honvcrs defeated (he GFU (cam '.\-'i In five Innings, in another' Willie (lie Ml.sflls were defeated by tlie KO team il-r>. Tile tournament wlli continue until each team hns played six games. -)ciucr Pitches Mates To 7-4 Victory In Softball Game On Sunday Tim Athletic Department team efenli'd (he 702nd squad 1-4'ln «' oflljall game Sunday a(\ctnoon. rf 'orp. Conrad 'Delner, pitcher lor ' lie victors, hurled n fine bull game nd wiis nnvci' In tho hole very ceply. Lieut, mil Adams, alhlctlc fffcer, sinirred by. recent asper- lons cast upon his skill us n. bal> Inycr also wits Impressive He i>rp- osscd himself, however, ns ljelh( ppniled by DID piny of Ucul. M.' . Angell, former pro baseball play' r mill now n Junior: iilijhlcnl dl- cclor. , f He looked like a- snndlotter;'" uolh l.leiileimtit Adam? m lie omplaceiilly (Inured up the jiunv, er of lilts lie had niiulc. Lineups were.-, . ' < ithlelle Dcpt. 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