The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1943 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 9, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS i—NO. 202. APUH. . THE BLYTJIEVILLE AUMY AIK CORPS NEWS ' Published dnlly except Sundays in tno Interest of the personnel •or tno Army Air Forces Advanced Two Engine Hying School of Blylht'ville, by the •niythcvlllo Courier, News. It contains (he news ol the Air IJase. Reorganization Distributes Responsibilities of Command j ~~ Greater responsibility is given to flold commanders, Including Ihe commanding officers of stations like the Hlylhcville Army Ai,' Field, in a realignment of the functions of hciu'lquiu tors components of the Army Air Forces. The reorganization, designed to dccentritllKe control to the fieUl and gear the organization to war necessities, wns announced recently 111' the War Department. Kedistri- Ixillon of duties mid icsponsihili- tics, bused on a eoiilliiuoii.s stud}' of immcdhilc needs, is being placed inlo effect at once. Results of the realignment will lie: Headquarters, Army Air Forces, relieved of ttie details ofVxcen- tion, left free to determine \ycr- ~ill |»licy. Creation of a more cohesive organization within these Headquarters. . Delegation of greater responsi- lliillly to liclil commanders. 7 Reduction in personnel of hcad- (imirlcr.s staffs in Washington. The Special Staff offices increased from four to five. Headquarters staff The hcadqu'arters staff of Gen. Henry II. Arnold, cotntntimliiig general. Army Air Forces, under (he new organisation is a.s follows: •Chief of Ail 1 Staff—Maj. Gen. George E. Stratemeyer. Three Deputy Chiefs — Brig. Gens. T. J. Hanlcy and LaVeine Snimders. and Col. William E. Hall. Six Assistant Chiefs of Air Staff —Maj. Clens. Oliver P. Echols (material, maintenance, distribution) and Barney McK. Kiles (operations, commitments, requirements), and Brig; Gens. -0. A. Anderson (plans) and a. W. Harper (training), and Cols. J. M. Bcvans (personnel and E. p. Sorenson (intelligence.) The offices of the assistant chiefs will have primary interest, ,,'n. and supervision of specific Jiommands in the field. Heretofore there has been .a centralized-- organization within hcntl- quarltys 'hi Washington lo which many undertakings flowed for decision. Under llie new setup, com- ponenls in the field will, iii short be told what to do, but not now to do it. Under the new organization, all control continues to stem from the commanding general. Army Air roiceSj and all responsibility lo devolve upon him. He Is responsible for the fulfillment of llie mission of the Army Air Forces under policies prescribed by the chief O f staff. CWi'f of Air Staff The chief ol air slaff executes the commanding general's orders, acts for the commanding general in his temporary absence, directs, supervise* ami to-ordinutes the activities of the air staff, special staff and commands, and acts as chairman of the Munitions Assignments Committee (Air). Newly established are the offices' of the six assistant chiefs of nir staff. They replace and absorb, in new alignments, the functions of the classic military staff divisions of A-l .<|H?rsonnel), A-2 (intelligence), A-3 (training and observations), and A-4 (supply and transportation); and of the assistant cliicfs for operational plans and for program planning. The assistant chief of air staff, training,.lias the training functions hitherto grouped under A-3. JJis office supervises Hie training program of the Army Air Forces, including flying training, technical training, training of individuals and training of tactical units being prepared lor overseas duty. Special 1'rojects A new office of Special Projects has been created, headed by Col. P.' Trnbee Davison, former assistant chief of ah- stuff.' Maj. Gen. Follet Bradley, who has been on special duty with Headquarters, Army Air Forces, becomes air inspector. There are no changes' in the other special staff offices. The Technical Training Command, of which Maj. Gen. Walter H. Weave) 1 is commanding general, trains individuals in mechanical, technical and administrative subjects. Scribner and Mitchell Will Play For Dance Sergt. Donald - L. Scribner and Pfc. Jackie Mitchell wilt provide the music at the weekly Saturday night, dance tomorrow at the officers' Club. Capt. Joseph C. Irons is chairman in charge of arrangements. Caught With the Goods Former Baltimore Photographer Now Clicks Shutter For Army Second Llent. Guy E.- Kagey, a Brnilunle of tho Army All' Forces photographic school at Lowiy Field, Denver, C'o!o., and formerh a portrait and commercial photographer In Hnlthnorc, has been transferred from Spruce Field, MoiiHrie, On., where he was photographic officer, and assigned to duly here In charge of the photographic detachment. He entered (lie Army as an aviation cadet In 1040. and sufficed injuries <in flight while In training at Tuscaloosa, which resulted In lite being relieved from active duty for n year.. He-entering Ihe service last June, he was assigned lo photographic training. He was commissioned lust January Policing The Grounds ''At Honolulu," said Warrant officer Peter J. Waraksn, "we used to get one of those big turtles and cut it into four parts. Each quarter was enough to.feed a company. We would buy them from the natives lor about $2. We would go to get them with a loam and bncklward. There were no automobiles In those days. • * + * "A<vording to the nebular theory," said Warrant officer Charles I. Chambers, assistant iwst, communications officer, "the eartli once was just n big blob of gas. Those who have studied the question appear to be of the consensus ttiat there has been Improvement!" * - • • Pvt. William T. Cates was shampooed Wednesday at the Post Barber Shop by Barber E. W. Cox. "Look at my hair,'' lie said, "I can't, do a thing with it," L. T. Moore, civilian employe at Post' Headquarters, and Margaret Shaver, secretary to Cnpt. R. V. Norflcct, post Intelligence officer, took a walk for exercise after lunch. It was a salubrious day but by the time they got lo the Parachute House they gave up and tinned back, it'was that windy. And dusty! Miss Shaver had lo get her' hair shampooed. * » • Pvt. O. n. Nnglc got a haircut Wednesday at the Post Barber Shop. "Wait until Thursday, Friday or Saturday," lie observed, "and you stand in line. Just like back in Radford, Va." Quits Wr For Parachutes —Army Ail- Force Photo Don't be deceived by Iho smile. Nor by the wrench. A tougji look md a lethai -weapon will replace them soon, Sergt. Herman Wehlage, a mechanic crew clitcf at the Hly- ihevillc Army Air Field, is leaving lere soon for paratrooper training. He wants to be one of those who will drop behind the enemy lines and fight, it. 011 | j, m i,| [ 0 ) liin( j Laugh It Off The reddest face in the whole Army—at least for a day or two- belonged to Corp.William Herron of Springfield, Mass. It seems that the corpora], now stationed at Camp Tyson, Teiin., got his barracks'bn? mixed-up with one belonging to a "WAAC" while traveling from Florida. Herroii caused a near riot in liinrlcrs when he unpacked a variety of flimsy things from llie bar- •acks bag as he delved deeper and deeper' searching for male atlirc. He says his only satisfaction is n the. fact that some "WAAC" had to go through a similar experience. - _.. _ . wa Guilty-faced Hungarian soldier has a hard time explaining to Soviet scouts who captured him just why he wanted this pair of women'a unties which he stole, with other loot, from a Russian house. '' FUNNY BUSINESS , "They're teaching a unlive boomerang thrower "the Sergts. ollie Estcp, Wall Rollin, Lawrence Marso and "Pop" Hardy, " of Camp Pickctt, Va., decided' Lhey wanted to sleep late one Sunday morning'. So the ontcrpris- ng Sergeants placed signs of their door reading: "Defense Workers," "Day Sleepers," and "Do Not Disturb." Their curiosity aroused by the •, in members of the sergeants' battery stormed inlo tho sleepers' room at 7:30 Sunday morning. The noncoms .however, had at least achieved part of their pin-pose, They slept an linur lon<-er than usual. S(JBSCRIPTION 1WILLJ (MI Unlisted Mnu Awails Or- cjevs To Repoi-l Foe Prc- Highi Training IM. 1'iuil E, Ojjlrs of Hie 704th Sqmulrun Ims ton ncrci>twl for (ruining n s a jiiivlniioji outlet and Is inviilUiiu orilm tu vi'Doil. for pi'f-lllghl inilniDK, I'rlvnlp Quit's Is n former cutlet in llu- Kami Hcscrvt' mid wn.s Inducted Into thi! KOivlco Oct. in lie roci'iilly ii|i|icnii>(l before the oiulot exnmlniiiK linnrtl n(. the l)lylhi>vlll<> Army Alt I'k'M mid MiccMMfuttv pnaswl the required cxuintmilluns. Including; the toughest iiliyMciil ex- ninlimtlcm nlven by the Army. /\ former resident of Murlssii HI. lie Is 11 IMG Knulunle or Mnrls. SB !Ilt>li School mid attended Southern Illinois Normnl adiool lliree yenrs. l| (! iu ls | )Ml , ou ,i ulv us n dork In (Ho ledmlcul Miimly Oflli'e here. From Bonds To Bombs You can't say that local draft board No. 91 of Wilmington, Onllf isn't thorough. Twenty-nine year old Perry Now- lln received a card notifying Vim that. 1 "This Is your second notice lo appear for physical examination." The card went on lo cite the various iKiinlUic.s for falling to shov up. Now, Private Nowlin of Camp OUTO, Tex., is waiting to hear from his board, after reminding tlien^of his induction lit Torrence, Calif., last December. ,J Corp. Harold Conrad of the Army is a soiind sleeper as well as n builder of well camouflaged foxholes. He went into one of Ills sound sleeps in. one of his expertly hid-den fox-holes .recently — and his company moved, on. They moved without the sleeping Conrad. : Two lionrs .later ho was missed. ; and a second lieutenant was dispatched In a jeep'-to 7 retrieve the corporal. The lieutenant found the sleepy-eyed Conrad back at Ihe bivouac area when; they had left him. Selling Of Cigars Restricted "Have a cigar on me", ts u fa- pillar phrase around Iho' first of Ihe month til, the m.vihcvlllc Army Air Field when promotions of noncommissioned officers tire announced. H has been it practice of lonjj standing for newly promoted men lo pass the cigars to their friends. lint like many customs and practices, the War Is about to put an end lo that one, or at least to seriously curtail II. The Army Exchange Service has recently an- lonnced that henceforth no Individual may buy a package of more than 10 cigars, or if Wight In bulk- no salt; may exceed six. Olhor Items, the sule of whleh ins been limited, include chewing gum—not to exceed one package >cr,sale; candy liars and candy rolls, not to exceed two per sale. The directive was sent, to all camps to lUisura Ihal post exchanges will continue to have available, at nil llme.s-, certain Items which arc regarded as essential. ; Itajln Uiilllcsiinkc Drive ,. S^N FRANOISG'O, Cal. (UP)~A statewide c'rlvo lias been launched —a la Saint Patrick—(o capture every rattlesnake In the .stale. Their venom Is wanted by Uncle Sum lo mnke unll-.innke bile SL >rum. Hold Everything Complete Stock Steel and Elastic TRUSSES Save 50% STEWART'S Drof Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 Just 4 Miles To The ^TiL-ll- \ Phillips, State Line Service Station SA\E on Phillips Quality Gasoline * Oil. Prompt," Courteous S»rvic«. Operated by Mrs. H. L. Reynolds. OPERATING HOURS For A-H-C Coupon Holders SUNDAYS: ft A.M. to » I'.iM. ALL WEEK DAYS 9A.M.'to 12 Noon 1 P.M. to 8 P.M. Proves llic_ Answer BROpKVILLE, hid. '(UP)—Petty gamblers' who den! with nickels, dinips and quarters inadvertently supplied Freeman Field with its public address system. Alter the need for the system was made known, Kenneth Copes, Franklin Comity Red Cross vice chairman and prosecuting atlorncy of the Franklin-Union judicial court, secured an older to give the field $212 fom'i din confiscated, slot machines. Read Courier News Want Ads. Any Shoe Can Be REPAIRED If the uppers are still good. Bring them to us for quality ! work. HALTER'S Quality Shoe Sh.p ' HI W. Mute Ph. »32 " T ft •-* '^..--wwv.auraiwMrfJcww^.i/CATiylii 9 375,000 ^f^/iooO,QOO More and more in,,.,, u. s. bombers will Wast Germany and Axis industrial aiva.s this .summer. They nilisll nut It costs a lot of money to keep stopplim up Ihe Icmpo of dwtlrucllon, For example a single mill of ICUO Iximhtir.s ove r tho Hhlnclmitt calls for $376000' worth til gasoline nlono. Then add $1,000,0110 for the bombs'them- selves, nml eleven llme.s (hut. amount for probable lows of nlatic» thiough enemy action. The.™ are „ lew reasons ivl.y ninny Second. War Loun bonds must be bmujht now. "Wo. no, dear—it's noi regulation!" FLOWERS Say it Ucst At Easter It wouldn't be Faster without Flowers. 1'l.iec your Easier ontcrs curly for rorsaucs of Orchids, Itoscs, (i.irdeiii.-is, Spring Flowers ami I'l.inls. We are prepared lo serve you In Blythevlllc or distant cities —we telegraph Flowers anywhere. HEAJON'S GREENHOUSES AND FLOWER SHOP 200 Davis Ave. Stcf/aert Promoted To Rank of Captain First Llail, Mark A Stcyaerl, V2 has been promolcd lo captain at (lie Ulythevlllt! Army Air Field, whore he Is a fltRht commander of n (ruining squadron of ciufrls 111 Ihe advanced period of their training us future pilots of bomber alr- ci a a. Captain Slcyaert Is the son of Mrs. llc-lon Miirie Sleynerl of Phoenix, Ark. H c was graduated In 11)311 from the Phoenix Union High School, and In UMo from I'liocnlx Senior CoiJegc. He wns attending the Arizona State College when, In )!M1. he m!l accepted «!< in aviation cndcl.'lie played basketball nml bojeljfill In school. Captain Steyaerl was commls- •iioned In January, low, upon the completion of his cadet training at Stockton, Cal. His first assignment was us a flight. Instructor ut Climtei Meld, Aln. He has been stationed at, Iho Illythcvlllc Field since An- Lieutenant Hloore Is Made Captain First I.loul. Unvi,| i,. MnorB; 2(j| has been promolcd lo ciipttiin n|, the niytluwlllc AvinyAIr Field where lie Is n flight coinniunder In a training squadron of citiiets In the period of their advanced train- Ing n.i prospective pilots of bomber aircraft. He Is llie son of Mr. »nd Mrs, 'A. T. Mciorc, I'rolcln, MO,, and Is a 1DM gnuhmli! of Drui'y College, SllHtigfleld, Mo,, when: lie was nll-stiHe and all-coufcrenca bns- kellmll man "and 'capla'li'r of ''ills school's' basketball leaiii. Captain Moore was commissioned In January, 1042, at Slocltlon, Dnl., where ho completed his training as an itviiUlon cadet. Ills flint assignment was as a flight Instructor at Cnmtcr Klcld. Ala. Spiders aro able lo spin threads unit are only one flve-lhouaandlh of an Inch thick. 24-HOUR SERVICE Expert Repair Work on General Motors Cura. tANGSTON-WROTEN COMPANY IS'dwuy & Wain at pi,. 553 FITTKD I!Y Doctors J. L and J. C. GUARD OPTOMETRISTS IN BLYTHEVIM.B SINCK 1822 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 flPTICRL STORE t. Phone 2912 Headquarters For WASHING and POLISHING Clean Your Cnr Up For Spring! LOY EICH 355 PI Try our "Own Made" 1 Ice Cream Die Hickory Inn Across from H!R!I School Mmlcni Ice llpx COOLKRATOil' For licononiy mid Service, Tom Little Hwde. Co. I'honc 515 SMALL LOANS OB Anything tl V»lM. East Main Loan Co. 30€ I Miln — Phoiw tttt W Knsicr Flowers! Place Telegraph Orders Now. Corsancs of every description. THE FLOWER SHOP DELIVERY. ANYWHERE GI.ENCOE HOTEL BLD.Q. Phone «1 — Nli« Phone 28I» FLIERS IOMEET Basketball Teams In Final Round OF Inters Squadron Tourney J> Sci«l-flhal matches In ti)e inW-' siiuadron basketball tournament being held tills week at the'Poil uymnasumi of the BlylherilV* Army Air Field will bring togetlislr (ho Offlcci pileis against thi J2Ulh Sqtiiuhon, white tho 704fh' nnrt liOSth Squadron will seelc" » bcrtli in Pj'ldny night's finals. , "• rii Iho qunrlcr-rinaU Wednesday, nlijlit,; tlio vOJDi dc/cnt«d the. 907t)i QM by a scoro of 43-21' the 3:>Dth 'meinmcd the 700t)i «iss and the Wild was plowed under tSy-' Ihfi COSth .thclh plnyed Insplrtd ball lo win 55-38 « i- " Summitries: , '^ ..^i 11 907 QM Vlckers, 8 Semlalln, 4 Clllvnry, .| Oiove,' tf Cllovei', II- ' MCDoweUS A.rmslroiiE. 0 McK»in, 0 McClendoii, 14 isoti 1 Cliierin, a Until, 2 :!20th Rj'biini, M ramrlo, 9 iUowc-ry, 3 I.nlicps, ') McWhoi tcr, 3 Usher, :i Hen Is, •! G08th Fnllcn, 10 Mnddcn, 0 Meyers, 19 Wnrllck, \i 100th: Campbell,- 1» Creamer, 1 Walker: i. OlM?D,- H Boyle,; 0. 702nd Sweetuam,7» Kecher, 7 McCalla, 12 Brown, 3 Kecenn, o Ryan, 3 Hernderi.'-.O 'IN|urgo' Mokes It OfltclU IIOU-YWOOD, Cnl lUP)~M«r- 80, the stage, screen and radio, told the lupeiloi comt here ,th»t her original nanii! caubcd great difficulty and overwork In the making up nml signing of hei contracts nnd othei legal papers. She '^BS born nnd nnmcd Mniln Mnrxueriti Otiudnhipo Bolatlo Y Caslillo,' 'Sf the, coin i just inadc It plaip 'Mar- IsO" for eveijone concerned.' " ' PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock y.Guaianteed.Best Prices rf Kirby Drug Stores ;.G. S : Webb Cities Service Station (Hwy. Gl at Cotton B«U Tracks) Phone 921 Wo Fix Flali Washing * Grcaslnt Ottr Specialty WE FILL ALL DOCTOUr PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU KONKT STEWART'S Drag Store Main. 4 Lake Phone Zt2> FIRESTONE Sllll Makn the BEST TIRES! Bring Us Your Certificate*:-, RECAP Sent In To Meinphh Prompt SenrW. THE FIRESTONE STORE HUDSON CLEANERS Special care taken in cleaning uniform. Buttons carefully handled—Pleats and CTMMS hand finished—2 day service. Garrison Caps — Accessories — l SOUTHEAST AIR CORPS INSIGNIA ROBINSON'S "THE RELIABLE DRUG STOREP There's no wider selection of. shaving needs, cosmetics, amttML etc., In Blythcvlllo than at Robinson's. Latest MifUlnn Tinnf tain service—sandwiches! ; . . Service Men ! Meet Your Friend* at

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