The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1943 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 26, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS VOLUME 1—NO. 216. lil.VTHKVIU,|.;, ARKANSAS, MONJ7Av THE BLYTHEVILLE ARMY AItt CORPS NEWS Published daily except Sundays In the Interest of (lie personnel ot thie Army Air Poms Advanced Two Engine Flying" School of Blythevlllo, by the Blythevllle Courier news. H contains the news of tho Air Base. Speak er Lieut. Bowman Recalls Vividly When Japs Hit At Pearl Harbor Second Lieut. John If. Bowman remembers Pearl Harbor. He was there. He remembers with giim satisfaction that when the Japs came back Ihaf night they didn't have lhc fun they had on their breakfast-hour visit. All but four of tlie Jap planes were shot from Uic .skies, Lieutenant Bowman is the new adjutant of the 700th Flying Training Squadron of the ulylheville Army Air Field. He was assigned to this Post after being graduated April 16 from the Officers' Candidate School at Miami Beach. He traveled 15,000 miles from the opposite side of the world to get his gold bars, by small Dutch freighter from Hawaii along with 1800 soldiers, 200 marines. 500 sailors and a crew of 85. On his blouse arc the bright new campaign ribbons of the Asiatic Pacific Theater, the American Theater, and the American .Defense Ribbon, mementoes of the historic sneak attack by the Japs which aroused the nation to war. The soldier named Bowman was asleep when the Jajxs came over, that Sunday morning. So was nearly everybody else. For a year and .more the troops at pacific stations- had been armed, trained, alert, and ready for surprise attack. : - But In the first days of December, 1941, nobody was worried. Tlie Policing o The Grounds Pfc. Leo Kaminski of the Medical Detachment, always celebrated his birthday by going fishing. Saturday was his birthday. He spent it on KP. He's in. the Army now. Japs were in Washington negotiating a peace treaty. The drone of supercharged motors, lots of them, awakened liow- man but he and the others relaxed for another 10 winks, deriding Hint Army or the Navy ships wore "Pin caching in ;l maneuver to lest the readiness of the defenses for surprise attack. Then Iheii- (rained ears delected Uic difference: these were not American plane.,. They were Japs. Ihe realization came as bombs fell cm Wheeler Field, near Hchofield Barracks, where Lieutenant Bowman was stationed. Morale of tb e l r0 u\w in Hawaii immediately leaped to » new hi e h. I'hcy cared fur the wounded and the dead, ami they made repairs and preparations with an iiucnsj enthusiasm. "Thai," said Lieutenant Howman, "was the last raid. Their experience when they came back at night seems to have been enough lor them. We were ready. And you can depend upon it, the boys have been ready ever since." A two-year veteran at the age of 20. the young lieutenant hopes his assignment at tins Held, where aviation cadets arc learning to fly bomber aircraft with their minds on Pearl Harbor and on Tokyo, will be not for too long a time. He K'iiins to go -back. Pfc. Julius Blank, X-ray student technician at the Base Hospital, got a telephone call from a girl in town who wanted to know why he liad snubbed her the night- before in a "Blythevillc restaurant, was amazed, for t«o reasons: (1) He hadn't been to town for more than two weeks, and (2) he didn't know the girl; never met firr. He tried !o e.vplnin but she -would have none of it Now, what Julius-wants to kno\v 1? thai: Who's the G. I., who has been impersonat- ing'him with the women! . If anyjjody has a spare piano, lh e enlisted men of the IJase Hospital would be glad to take it off their hands. They have a couple of pillars and crave to whip up a JltUc rythm in off duly moments. ':Most people," said Staff Scrgt. Robert E. Nichols, "think a baby should be powder " " pcrs are changed. "You should j thoroughly will- Kmi] c T. Kennedy, com- mamiini; officer of (lie liyerslnng Army Air Ilxse. will be the speaker lor the cadet graduation nro- ?,?','! ' n " lr «'»y iiftctnoon nt the lilythcvillc Army Air Field Softball League Results JUJHSCKH'TION KATKS'ON REQUEST UMCiUli- e H!ih Flyinu Training Squadron Softball lenm defeated the s Administration officers' earn 23-3 iti ;m inter - squadron e (jiiiiic at. Hie athletic area I'Hday aflenioon. Mnjor Gene Lanyan dished up sonic nice pitching from Hie southpaw sU( c allowing only 12 hits, but the field!,,., of ins teammates left something to lie desired. Bcycrlo, Hie 26th's fllng- er, did an even bctl crjob of toss- i'>fi lite apple, allowing onlv four hits. Driintiey, 20th catcher, WHS the big butter and egg man foil's team at bat. He sliinnncd out llirec lilts in four limes ,,t the Plato-two cif them home runs and scored three runs. Wachsman Is 40 But Decides Against Return To Vivilian Life Corp. sol Wachsmnn has made up his mind. He's '10 and could' apply for release to a job in P . lor release to n job in war i dustry. But lie's staying in the Army. He knows when he's ivcll off. Mrs. Wachsmnn didn't raise any tiimwils! Corporal Wachsman, a member of the 326th Squadron on duty as a supply clerk with the Cadet De- lacliment, lias decided he'couldn't face the privations or civilian life His pals who left the Army and went back home are lone.some and aren't so sure they like it there. One who got, an overage discharge wrote to the corporal: "Sol, you should sec the chow I Bet. I'm telling you the truth, I m wasting away to a shadow. I'm down to 200 pounds." (He weighed more, much more, on Army chow) Another wrote: "I work like myself." Who is getting bald Hie faster I ~.. Mv „„..,., c .,. Lieul. M. C. Angcll, junior physical ••, ,|Li?,, \ &o1 ' ' lVrolc J! dircclor, or Sergt. Mack M'CWI.O,- ' ' ^ , A »5 rfButallo! Icr of Die physical training staff? There's an argument on between Ihc pair, the lieutenant, claiming he wins by a hair. Dance Held Friday Fifty-four girls of Blytheville and nearby towns and 155 soldiers of the ISlytlicvillc Army Air Field dances Friday night at the USD Center, lo music of the 351s,l Army Air Forces Band. Among the guests were Rabbi Jerome Rosen and his daughter, so bad.' Miss Mary Lee Rosen of/Chicago,! —— and Mrs. Sam I'lormaii and her A yearly average of nin c <irtb daughter. Roberta, who returned re- quake shocks from all over e ccntly from visiting her son who I world arc picked im on ihe imi a stationed at Norfolk, V a . | versily of California' seiMnograpl^ .. --^illations were loiiKh But you', onghta see tlie civilian rcgiilation.s we've gol And luxcs-oooh! Besides, I'm homesick for the Army and lonesome for the "And them's the G. i,s." said bol, "who were so hot to gel out, of Ihc Army. Just like i W as " So Sal thought, a Ollli Alu , h( , iaid to himself: "I ge t three squares a day. I don't count ration points I tlun'l |ra y (axes. I Kc t Hospital and doctor Irce if r m sick I get eight hours bunk fatigue. Top scr- Kcanls, G. I. chow, military rcgula- tions, rcstdclioiis- •innybc tlicy ain't FUNNY BUSINESS It * tlie uioriar squad spending am evening ail po.oJI „ ttie 702ml lick- thc Medic Masters, team nf medical officers. 0-8. the 704th learn defeated the Band VO-6 the Udlli beat the Finance and Ord- lance .squad C-l, tlie Mcdic,s defeated Ihc Quartermasters p-4 nm j Hie 703rd were bealen by the Ale Quails, an officers' Icnm 6-4 riy Aiim , ., ••«., An n. ir Lcibmaii, c Volkcr 1st .'... Howard ss .. Hall 3rd . . uuigaii p ;;;'" Lalsliaw ir • "' Johnson 2nd ravclli cl .... Mattox rf Abel sf ieut. Marry Murgolis Helps Army Men With Thcii Legal Problems; Free legal asslshnice now is offered to military personnel at the Air Field, where Second Lieut Harry Margolls hus lieen assigned "s louiil assistance officer. Seven men already have soiiBhl. hs advice. He listened lu their troubles, (Save them expert mid thorough instructions, and assured (hem that Hielr confidence would be respected. 'I cgal assistance for mllllnry personnel Is .mitirtliliiK new In (he Army. 'Ihe new service was made possible by mi iijjreoiiient between the War Department and tile Coin- mil te c on War Work of the American liar Assocliillon. Under the terms of Ihe agreement, the legal assistance officer gives advice mid counsel lo military personnel, but does not represent a soldier In court. If litigation arises, the soldier Is represented by n volunteer civilian attorney. Ninety per cent of all c.w.s. however, can lie handled by Mic legal assislnnce officer, according lo Lieutenant Murgoils Wills all ,( [jowcr of attorney apparently will conslltule the bulk »f his work, the officer says lie emphasized that his services on nil such matters were gratuitous lint strccsed tl, 0 fact that in event of IniBiUIon, while a soldier would not De charged for legal counsel, he would tie responsible for nominal court costs.* CivHliiii workers who live on Hie post also are entitled to tills li'ci- assistance. Lieutenant Margolis was an attorney at Olyinpin. Wash, before he entered the Army He was commissioned March 3, upon completion of officers' training at .Miami Beach. P hl . „,, ls „ , !|3 , il|;llc of Wayne University, Uclroll. Mich, where he received his LUJ degree. Recreation Room Gets New Curtains New curtains lend a gav atmos- pherc to the Day i; OO m of the Bnsc eadqnaiters Stiuadroii today, (hanks to the lilytiieville High School Garden Club and their sponsor. Miss. Lnna li. wilhelm. The drapes are green and maroon on n light Inn background. They are neatl yscwn and they add to the attractiveness of Ihe recreation room, to the keen appreciation 'of the squadron members. To make sure that the men didn't spoil everything at the last moment. 1:1 of the girls, accompanied by Miss Wilhelm, visited | the post Thursday and hung the curtains. Scrgt. Walter Terry, tall, dark and handsome singer of baritone (lillics, showed the gals around the post. Ztilh Beycrlc p nllcn 2nd ... Faircl 3rd OTurrcl KS ... Jaiigivaiini sf McCarty rf ... Gnitta cf ; laakcnson Ir Scmplc 1st ... Brantley c ... Pritcliant 2ml Test! cf 1st 2 2 ..... 3 1 0 42 23 12 New magnesium-bearing depos- ls have been found in the Bonl- ler uam area. Lieutenant Folcij Reports For Ditty Second Lieut. Francis X Foiey has reported for duly and has been assigned as adjutant, .supply officer, and gas officer of the 32Glh 'Headquarters Squadron. Lieutenant Foiey was commissioned in the Air Corps April 1C. upon completion of training at Officers' Candidate School at Miami Beach, Fla. lie enlisted in the Army March 0, 1042. and served in the ranks until he qualified for officers' (raining. Tn civilian life he was a shipper in Lawrence. Mass., A brother. First Lieut. Vincent P. Folcy and Corp. Joseph Folcy also are in the service OWN AND ENJOY A (3OOD CAR! Think of lhc many limes when il is necessary f«r you lo ride in ;in automobile. Visiuili/.e I lie uWtsure, f-atisfaclion itnd hiipiiincss a good car would afford you. Vour owiiwsliin »f a pood car j s easy (,, arqiiirc fro ..... s and Ibe S"id car yim buy from 1,5 is W.nclly euariintcril to oprralc Iiror.rrly. Our terms arc nnil y.ui arc. assured of a (Irnciulalilc litlc lo lhc good cur Mm liny 'from us. HMO FORD DKM.'XIO TUDOR, beautiful miinxm et>l- tiv, jjood lirtvs and nicclianicfil ciinililidii. JJII2 MKliciIUY S TOWN SUDAN, with low milcaije and lhe clean appearance and condition of a brand new car. ., 1011 FORD SUI'KR DKt.UXK TUDOK, black painl ;irul upholstery like new, lo w mik'iige on I'ircslune HITS. An c.Ncclk'nl car. liHI KO«I> CONVKRTIKI.K COUI'K, f>-J»ass Club Ivne, A-l Gmulyear tires, Iicaler, radio, spolliijhl. Beautiful car. in.12 CIIKVKOI.KT SPORT SEDAN. Special Dcl.uxc Iflll KOKI) V-S DBI.UXE COUI'K, dark blue color, Rood I'orrl tires, first. class appearance and condition. l "' i ™ ISS() ' 00 "> We" ,,, 1 <n lo 1 c I, vr . . c nm- nir 5 ,,"" Cil " l^'chasc from us a good used «r CAB. ' ' or ly " c ' Scc us N °w ror n GOOD '.':SS lhan ,,lhcr dealers. is PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY 'I'd. 453 Aulliorizcrl Fnrd Sales ami Service Open MgM" His Master berves In lonely viyil nt Ihc window, .. ' llu11 ranic Arrow, Ki-ycar-oUl police do (! , dreams ot Itic <Iny wiicn ills master buck from war to his homo in Smiiiyslclc', N. V. atoria Coiiirol rojcrl. Underway ' , ,„,,, IU e on, I.toc He, s , U M°" "'^ " los 'l«H»«s. mHr 5 01 ' l ' nl ' i>i « re( ''> '"' «»Hcs of .sti,mli,, K Wlltcl .' (m [, lt csci-ratlnn « t ul within a m || e r i» S mite the body of water can f'" n "«""'' «) eliminated us a iiattiuilo breeding spol. It's a nialnrla conirol projcrt Icreabonts we Have Iwo kinds or noscnillocs ,11 seems, the coiiuiioii 3i- garden variety, and a misty III- le species Unit Infects will) ma- mia as II sips. Cnplnln Wiser clcclnrcs Die rna- arla control project, does the work. fowcvcr. he Is Inspcclinj; all bur- ficiw and oilier buildings lo see If lie scrceiiK me in place ami mos- pdto-proof. 'vl. Anlhony Gu/i/.clin Is Wed To'Ncw York Girl IM. Anthony Gux.Mtla, .mure :inimmcr In tho 351st. Army Air 'brce.s Band, married the former Miss Rose Cambrlclln of New York, it the 1'ost Chapel Sunday aftcr- loon. Chaplain Gerald llogan of- fiflatcil. 'I he groom reporlcd to Ibis .sla- fon n[ipro.vimat (? lv :i immth a«o nnd was Immediately assiyncd lo lie baud. He was Included Jan. lli In civilian lire he was a dance or- cluslni leader In New York. Tlie bride Is a student nurse ill a New York City hospital. She will continue her training ATiss .Marl,. Abraham ol UlyLiiu- villc, a civilian employee at the post, was maid or honor. Corp. '\li!;;lo Saitla, 11 lellow liiiiitl.sniiiii, was tile groom's bcsi man Track Meet Until Tomorrow Tlie meet between the Post Truck Team and the Missouri School of Mines, originally srliediilud to lie held Friday nt Hollo. Mo., was postponed and will IH> held tomorrow. Lieut, ntll Adams, iiust athletic officer, hus announced. 'Ihe teiiin will travel to Missouri In Ai'my vehicles. Indmlcd In their number arc Capl. Martin li. IJIIcs, former national champion javelin thrower at the University nf C'al- Ifnrnlii; C'n|if. W. O. Jenkins. All- Atncricim center nt Ihe University of Missouri In IIHI and a situ- shot imltr-r, and I'vi. David Mnrpliy, former high school .slur who Jnis been coaching the cnll.sterl men on tlie lenin, Read Courier News mint ads. SHI ALL LOANS On Any(h(nit •» V«l.«. East Main Loan Co. 3Mi F.. Miln — rhon« m« Six liven Ion:, devc e.l during >e entnr.v have made World War .! ffcren from all ,,lh,r wurs. "'u.v are I In; automobile, iilriijiinv Mephono, nil | 1(1| „ „ I «•• lion pictures. 24-HOUR SERVICE Ucimir Work on Motors Cars. UNGSTON-WROTEN COMPANY & WiOnnt Ph. 653 courier News Want Ads. Complete Stock Steel and Eliistic TRUSSES Save 50% STEWART'S Drut Stare Main & r.ake phone 2822 PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Slock Oiiar.'inlccd Host Prices Kirhy Drug Stores Any Shoe Can f!c REPAIRED If tlie uppers arc Mill conil. "rhiK (hem lo us for inulily work. HALTER'S Quality S<io t Shop I! '21 W. M»!h Ph. 2532 Try our "Own Made" Ice Cream 0!e Hickory inn from High School I'TlTiCD HY Doctor* J, L. and J. C. GUARD Ol'TOiMKTKIS'l'S IN ilI.VTI|KVI!,U; SINCE Kit 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 Does Your Car NKKD TUKSK? Hnllcry— Seal Covers Oilfiller— Haclb 1'ox l.islit.s— I.nck G;is Cap A complete line of I'olishcs LOY EICH ITI Tin: Almlcrii lei; H^.v COOl.UltATOK Fur K'ciniomy mid Service. Tom Little Hwde. Co. Thone Eli C S : Webb Cities Service Station (iiivj-. KI ni r;«iti»i licit Tracks) I'liiine 021 \Ve I'ix Hals Wasliini; it (IrcasiiiR Our Sjicrlalty wo Vclerjin Officers At Posl Transtcn-cd To Salt •Lake City -• •••"•i-'ti iv Oiiit 1/lXU .y, Utah, luwe been received by Onut. Myron <;. Ualch. comiimml- i»B officer wf tho 701th Flying i'rtdnliii; Squadron, and Cii|>t. Hubert- h. Kiiiip}), coiiimaiullnj. offj.. Cirotiji, '' 'k' llolli officers have been licre nee July. i !( ,ih are velcratu of World War No. I. Ca|Haln naleh was commissioned In 1917 nl the first orrtar.s Training School at, •>>rl SnellliiB, Minn. Cn|ilnln Kmi[)|> saved-15 months overseas with the MoUir Transiwrt Corps nnd came bad; a sergeant. 2i>l'l«ln llalcli has heen will] his iiidron slnci! September. He rc- liorted ror duly licre utter complet- JiiK Ihe course at tlie Officers' Iralnlni; Miool at Miami llcach and originally w ,,. s a.sslijiicd us assistant bnsu .sit|i|ily officer. Mis, Ilalcii nnil thi.-lr dniiglitcr Winifred, 7, u pupil nt [\ w central School, probably will return to Ilielr home In Minneapolis. .Captain Knupp lias been with the 2r>l!i since februmy, An infantry National Guard o'fficcrsince IDltl), lie was culled to ucttvc duty with lhe Matisachussetls National CiUiird nnd later was 'transferred lo I hi! Army Air Forces. His first Iliiiment ill lhe Hlylheville Vield was us sccreliivy of (he around School. Mrs. Knapp plans to remain In IJI.vUicvllle for Ihu Hum | 1( .| n( , s i, 1C( , (huh 1 (lauiihtitrs lire In school, Rnv- biira, 10, ji Junior lit high school, and Kobortii, II, 11^ ununinur school Just 4 Miles To The State Line Service Station ; ,„, I'lillllns Qualify <;as,,- "iio * Oil. I'riiinnt, CimrlcHii.s hmlcc. Oiu't-alci! by Mrs. II, I,, llcymjlcls. OPERATING HOURS For A-H-C Coupon Holders SUNDAYS: !) A.M. to 9 I'.iH. AM, \VIWK DAYS i) A.M. lo 1 a Noon 1 I'.M. Id S KM. WE FII.I, AM, DOCTOES 1 PRESCRIPTIONS ANl> SAVF. YOU MONK! 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