The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1943 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 3, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS VOLUME 1—NO. 249. lil,YTHl<;ViLLK, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1943 SUBSCRIPTION KATES'~ON REQUEST ARMY Am CORPS NEWS Published (Ully except Sundays In the Interest of the personnri of iOx Army Air Forces Advanced Two Engine- Flylns School of Blythevllle, by t h < Blythevllle • Courier News. Il contains the new at the- Air BM*...... '• • the Good Service Keeps 'Em Flying And No. 507 Gets Its Full Share When Staff Sergt. E, O. Spray and his crew service a snip—It's serviced. Their AT-10, No. 507, was in the air for more hours during May than any other, ship of the 702nd Squadron. • The loving and expert care they lavish:on No. 507 kept It flying for his assignment nnd anxious lo learn and do a good job, he progressed rapidly and • soon became a full fledged aviation mechanic, in civilian life he was a drill pre.v operator at Cambridge, 'Muss. Corporal Weaver, si shipping clerk for (he Pennsylvania Kallrond at „,. ____ — -_. .-_. - - _ lotal of 129.3 hours, which is, Yo rt; p p n jj serving his apprentice- 9*. USO Show At Theater Tomorrow pretty good. Other ships of the Field stayed aloft longer than thai, for ccrlain technical difficulties be- yoiul Hie control of. Ihc mechanics has something to do with the results. This can be saUl. however: Sergeant Spray'and his men did. a swell Job nnd so contributed something of value to tlie winning of the war. ' And llml doesn't shadow Staff ScrgL. James E. Jones and his crew, whose'-two ships together had n slightly bstter average than did the Squadron's champion ship of the . month'. Tlie- record ship had no breakdowns! no serious difficullles. This was so because HID crew in charge did llielr job and did It well. On Sergeant Spray's crew are Stafl Sergl.' Dcwey F. Owns, assistant crew chief; Sergt. William T. Plansky, mechanic,, and :Corp, Lcor Weaver, mechanic's helper. Sergeant Spray learned his trade at an' Amiy Air Forces teclinica school, before he reported lo this Field In July with the first cadre of troops. Always handy .with tools lie was an automobile mechanic back in civilian life. Sergeant • Owens, n machine- op ernlcr at Spnrtnnsburg, S. C., be fore he' enlisted In April, 1941 never attended a technical schoo but learned Ills craft in Hie schoo of practical experience, on Ihe fly ing line: !n : the Army. Serg'eant Plansky came .here V, September, Iwo months after hi induction, and -went right to worl as a mechanic's helper. Handy at Know Your Bombers lip as a .mechanic's helper and •orks' overtime lo do and learn lore. He's going to be n crew chief lime. ( •: 'Dial's Ihe crew. (The record says hcy're godcl. B-34—Venfuro VEGA MEDIUM BOMBER, General reconnaissance" plane used by British for daylight sweeps over the continent' * + * ! B-23— Dragon Members Of 703rd All Buy Insurance Every member of the ,703rd has taken.out a Government life Insurance policy. It is;the first of the Flying.Training Squadrons to be represented 100 per cent in Ihe National Life Insurance program, by which soldiers can get liberal Insurance at moderate cost. • A large proportion of the men have -taken advantage of the opportunity to get the full limit of $10,000. The average per man is $4,305," which, according to Lieut. Oscar^ L.,Benson, Special Service officer, is a hich average. Corp. Everitte Pnrker, insurance representative ...In the Squadron did most-'".of the. work of signint, up the men. it wasn't salesmanship, 'according to the Squadroi commander, Capt. James K Holmes.'The corporal just did i good job of explaining the ad vantages of the unusual ppportuni Plan Formal Dance At Officers' Club DOUGLAS MEDIUM BOMBER Two-engined low wing'rn'odifi- ^ cation of the B-1B. Used mainly — 8s_iecorinaissance . bomber.--' - - -- -• - itchell | What do you want to know? In ilils column a veteran of years of experience In all the noncommissioned officer grades answers questions on Army customs, practice, tradition and regulations. Coiumcnl and questions are Invited. Address communications lo the I'ubllc ne- Inllons Olllcer, Army Air Field, Blylheville, Ark. Send In your questions. * * • By 1'KTKR .1. WARAKSA Wnrrunt Officer JO NMB Arc soldier's dependent father, mother, brothel and sister eligible for the slx-monllis gratuity allow- nnce upon the soldier's death In line of duty?, Immediately upon notiflcntlon >f the death from wound.s or dlx- asc not the result of his own nils- oiulnel, of any officer or cnlLsU'd :m, Ihe Army Chief of Finance 1 I] cause lo be paid lo the widow, If Ihere Is no widow lo the child children of tlie soldier, or If nei'e Is neitliei widow or child, hen to any other dependent rel- iillve previously designated by Ihe soldier, an amount, equal lo six months' pnyi at tin; raU! re-1 reived at the! time of his | death. The six inonlhs'1 (lonlh grululty[ Includes thecom-l pt'iisatlon of ev- " cry kind and Mr. Wuriiksa subsistence allowance. As the word "gratuity" suggests, this Is n gift, nnd the officer or enlisted mnn has no vested rights In It and therefore cannot designate by will to whom It .shnll be paid. Since there Is no vested In- or property right, It Is not subject to claim against or to civil or military debts or obligations. If at the lime of death, no widow or unmarried child under the age of 21 survive, the gratuity will nit be paid unless n dependent •elallvc has been designated as beneficiary. Any married or un- unrrlcd child over 21, or any other dependent relative, must, have icen designated ns such on WDAGO Form No. 41 for ( olfcers, or \YUAGO Form No. '22 Enlistment Record for enlistee! men. No affirmative showing of de- pcndency Is required for payment of gratuity to father, mother, brother or sister who has been, properly designated as beneficiary, but evidence of Insuriiblc Interest Is required ns lo more distant relatives. Grntulty payment Is authorized If an officer or enlisted man is reported ns missing or missing in action for 12 monlhs nnd n finding of death Is made by the Secretary of War. If the missing ]>er- son returns, his pay account is charged with the amount, of Ihe gratuity. Roscoe Karns, one of Hollywood's fuvorllc comedians, nnd liel'/.l Benion, well known diameter actress and comedienne, will appear tomorrow night at the Post Theater in the USO Camp Shows' musical Merry Go Hound. There will be Iwo shows—al tj o'clock and 8 o'clock. Itoscoe Karns acted on Ihe legitimate singe Cor several years before entering the movies, in such successes ns ",'lhe Eyes of Youth" and file Thlrtpcnlh Clinlr," nnd with such slnrs as Marjorlc Ilambcau and Florence flced'. HLs screen appearances Included "They Drive l!y Night," "Yokel Hoy," 'Thanks for the Memory," "It, Happened One Nlghl," nnd "Thai's lilliht, You're VVrong." licfore going to Hollywood, BeUI Jlcalon had established herself on Broadway, having a|>]>cai-od In many leglllmnle production ami musicals including Ihe Zlcgfleld "Follies, 1 "All In Fan," "The Only Girl," etc The combination of Karns nnd Ileaton Is a natural, and the comedy sketch Ihcy have prcprfftc especially for this USO-Cnmi Shows tour,, which was itrrangci by Ihe organisation's motion picture division, .should prove n solid click with the soldiers. Policing The Grounds First Sergl. Paul -L, Yost and Pv D. L.-Orcen of the Guard Squndroi are engaged in a ping pong lotirna incnl. Early every morning they en age In a spirited giime In the Dn Room. The driving forehand Private Green and the smnshln backhand of Sergeant Yost. kec| the ball In motion al a speed whlc defies the eye. Private Green, wl ordinarily wins consistently nt pin pong, loses just as consistent when lie plays his top scrgcnn Private Green Is n tactful man. The Guard Squadron Is rcdcco ntlng the Day Room. Built-in boo 'ublic Invited To Dedication M New USO Center on June 13 Illythcvllle's new USO Center on ! alii Klrect will be dedicated a' cek from next Sunday with a ubllc ceremony by representative vllians and personnel ol the Army ir Field. Officials of the United Service rgimlrations and of the Federal ccurily Administration will he re from stale and regional head- of Dlythevllle and clghboi'liig communities will be ivltecl and open house will be ob- ,rvcd during the week so that all larlers. The public my come and see In actual op- ration the soldiers' club house, as I Is provided here and at military ml naval bases throughout the intlqn and overseas, by patriotic ml generous response of the men .ml women whose sons are wearing he uniform far from Ihelr homes. Kveryhmly Invited Music will-be- provided by -the 5)sl Army Air Forces Band of he nlythcvllle Field. Max B. Reid vlll direct the program as master if ceremonies. Talks will be brief vith an enlisted man giving Ibc iddress of tlie day, In behalf o. lie .soldiers for whose benefit Ihe ISO is operated. Preliminary plans were drafted nst night by Rosco Crafton and ds committee in charge of the jjro- :ram and arrangements. "Everyone of this region should ionic and have a part In tlie dedl. cation of Ihe new building/' said Mr. Crafton, "for it is something of which Blythevllle and Mississippi Jounty can well be proud and satisfied. It will be complete In detail as a soldier clubhouse and will be a credit to the community and to the Air" Actual work on the building has been completed by the contractors and the building Is ready for oc» . . cupnncy. Furniture and fixtures are 'and later was a regular on the Post Team All Set For Jonesboro The Jonesboro Independents, playing Hie Blythevllle Army Air Field this afternoon nt the Post, Athletic Field In the opening game of the recently organized Filer league, will lace an experienced group of players. In Ihe lineup b Lieut. Bill Adams, Post athletic officer, who used to l>e athletic coach o( Ihe Arkansas Slate College at Jonesboro. Ail alumnus of tlie college, lie played on the Varsity ball team l>olii(j moved to the new location. Will Op«» Saturday Tomorrow night Is the last time tre present USO Center In the City Hall will l;e used. Saturday' nlElit the new building will be In full operation and the keys to the present, hetultiimrlcrs will be turned back to the city. From then on, according to d.'W. Dnrilelson.'USO director, the new USO will l>e In complete operation. Tomorrow night's dance will be to the music of the Air Base Band, and on Snlurdny the lost of the furniture, fixture find equipment will be transferred. ,1 TEI7-1 Victors Score In All But One Inning In Inter- Squadron Triumph The Medics defeated the liand 7-3 in an lnlcr-s<iuadron Softball league game at the Athletic Area Tuesday afternoon. Making most of. their 10 hits count, the victors scored In all but one inning. Their big spUivge, however, came lt\ the first frame when they scored four In other games the lOOlh defeated the 702nd li-5 and Ihe Finance cases are a feature. Now all they and Ordnance team bent the Guard need is Ihe books. Monlh end is a difficult time for Sergl., Elmer Kcndricks of the Guard Squadron. Just before payday he sits down lo adjust his as- sets'and liabilities. Ultimately he squares his accounts with the world, but II takes'iv handfiil^br pencils, several pads of papeiv. and a box of aspirin tnblcls. I Squadron 7-0. The box score Band game was: The dance Saturday night at tl Officers' Club will be formal, ; that the women guests may con in evening gowns. Those who find ' it convenient to come informally, however, may do so.The usual cotton shirts and slacks arc acceptable as formal wear for the officers. '• Student officers who are here for pilot training will be welcomed, and, a special invitation Is Issued to the newly commissioned officers of the recent cadet graduating class. Music will be by the dance orchestra of Ihe 351st Army Air Forces Band. Capt. Joseph C. Irons is in charge of arrangements. WOtTH AMERICAN \ .'. MEDIUM BOMBER / f '' • ''t~* ..Twin-engined long-range combat bomber with heavy wmor. k Used by DooUttle_in r~~ '•, raid .on Tokyo.'"''— B-78-flo/o, Shakespeare nnd the Bible come to Ihe nlr of troubled men in any crisis.' For example, Mrs. Waraksa had five Mat tires while cnraulc to loin her husband. Warrant Officer Peter J. Waraksa. The Jack didn't lift the car tiuitc high enough ;o change tires. So she used a volume of Shakespeare to get the added couple of inches clearance. Capt. Mead On Leave Capt. John F. Mend, command- Inn officer of the :i2litli Squadron, s enjoying a week's leave of absence with his family at Omaha, Ncbr. This is his first visit lo 3mahn, where he was engaged hi the real estate business, since his assignment to the Hlytheville Army Air Field tost October. Mrs. Mead and daughter, 1'alrlcin, continue to reside there while Ihe captain is on ncllve duty. During his absence, Second Lieut. Francis X. Foley, squadron adjutant will be acting commanding officer of the squadron. Seek Softball Games Soflbnll Learns who would like to schedule games cnn do so by calling the Athletic Department, Lteut. Bill Adams, post athletic officer, announced today. Any team of tlie Inter-squadron softbnll league will be glad to play civilian teams, "and we don't have a soldier team on the field that Isn't n good one," Lieutenant mutiny sam. "Any i>f them -cnn make it inlcresling for any team y P la y-" '• • • of the Medics- Medics Ab R II Failla 2nd' Kiisscwtly. cf Kngebrclson ss Sthnac sf .:;..'..' Silverman If Peterson 1st Kronpn 3rd 3 Pryor c 3 Hainan rf 2 Mailman p 3 •1 :i •i 0 0 0 1 0 iangnr Chief And His Wife Budget E a r n i n Build Nest To 22 1 10 Kami Craddock 3rd 'J Silvcrio ss 3 Mitchell If 3 Ab R H .300 [iickerman Team Co Play Sunday n Flier League The Post Baseball Team will Jay the Tuckerman nine, a civilian (,'grcgnllon, Sunday afternoon at o'clock at the Past Athletic Field. 'his will be the second ."Flier -eague" game and will' follow a ion-league yume with Ihe Fourth Ferry Command team of Memphis, chethilcd to lie played here Sat- irday afternoon. •'' The Post Team was to meet the Jonesboro Independents at 3 o'clocjt his afternoon in the opening ;ame of the League here. Sergl. Robert Tulilis, physical Instructor, Is manager of the local team, which is composed of former .irofe.ssional, semi-pro and college baseball stars. NOT 1CK Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will within the time fixed'by law apply to the Commissioner of Revenues of the state of Arkansas for a ixirmit to sell beer at retail at R. F. D. No. 1, Yarbro, Mississippi Comity. ••. ' The'undersigned stales that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, Hint he has never been convicted of a felony or oilier crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell' beer by the undersigned has been re : vokccl within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating tlie laws of this state, or any oilier slate, relating lo the sale of alcoholic liquors. MRS. SAM BAILEY. Subscribed and sworn to before Jothnn semi-pro team In the Aln- jarnu State League. Shortstop for the Army squad is Corp. Max Vlekers of Ihe 704U Squadron-• ,a former Inflelder or the Sious Falls (Dak.) learn In the Western-League. He Is a good hitter, a -clever, b'aserunncr, and ar efficient fielder. 'Staff ' Sergt.' Angelo 'Fe'rrario o the 26th, Is - fust at center field, and his powerful shoulders and wrists enable him to swat the apple a country mile.. He played on the Varsity of Oglcthorp university. Chaplains Julian A. Lindscy and Gerald J. Megan arc strong men of the squad. -Both were • college baseball men and each lias had semi-pro experience. Sergl. Mack McWhortcr, a physical, instructor, was a-first.basc- imn of the Milwaukee Brewers, md Pfc. Melvin H. Parncll was a eft-handed pitcher for Louisville. Tlie other southpaw pitcher Is Pfc. Bill Yarwcick, last, year's mound star for Rochester In the Iiilerna- tlonal League. Staff Sd-gt Wiley E. Webb, hangar chief of the 20tli Training Group, has bought $800 worth of War Bonds since .Inn. 1, nnd Is buying a $50 bond each month from bis Army pay. lie and his wife arc working on a budget to figure out how lo buy more. Don't jump In any conclusions. The sergeant doesn't shoot craps or play poker. He bought the bonds from lib; earnings and under the sober stimulus of two ideas: (1) II will help win the war, and (2) it will be n nest egg for nflcr Ihe war, The sergeant gets along without Hi inking or smoking. Ills wife helps the family income, since she look a job lo relieve; tin; war shortage of workers, and is n type- seller and pre.«sm:m for a' print shop In Blyllicvillc. Arc they making sacrifices to help fmance Ihe war effort? They don't Inok at, II Hint way. They lake (lie realistic view Hint there';; only one important thing to be lone, right now, and that is lo win :he war. So lhat's what lliey're loing, in (heir own small way. And not so small at that. : Lieutenant Plentl Is Assigned Here Second Lieut. Willard'G. Plentl. who received his wings and commission last week at the Blytheville Army Air Field, has been assigned to duty here as a flight instructor. A Houston Post Office employee, he served as an enlisted man in the Field Artillery before his acceptance as a flying cadet. Cifralac 2nd 1 0 0 me this 3rd day of June, 1943. Ilien/.ciimn 1st 2 1 0 (Seal) Eunice Brogdon. Siottii sf 2 0 1 My commission expires 1-16-47. Oniniston ct 1 0 0 Vlt rf Galloway p llreyan c DOUGLAS MEDIUM BOMBER' Long-range two-engined monoplane used primarily as reconnaissance bomber and for sub-' marine patrol. " " FUNNY BUSINESS Dayroom Redecorated The Medical Detachment men are proudly occupying llietr Day Room, newly redecorated, furnished and equipped. It has dark moci- ' A Fracture a Year JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (UP) ' If it Class Of Cadets From 35 States Thirly-five states are represented in Hie class of aviation cadets which arrived this week for advanced flight training in two-engine bomber-type aircraft, lo grad- 200 1 0 0 1 1 : year-old Donnld Helsel, who to 20 3 3 dale has averaged almost n frnc- |ture per year. His record: four Hold Everything Corporal Lyons To Wed | Childhood Sweetheart Corp. John T. Lyons of the 704lh Squadron, a clerk at Post Headquarters, will marry his child- liood sweetheart when he goes on rui-lough the middle of the month. She Is Miss Mary U Sehcrf of East Orange, N. J., and she became the non-com's best girl while they were going to grammar school together at Newark, Corporal Lyons reported at this field in September. He was Inducted July 22, nt Newark, where he was an office worker. The bride will accompany him back lo I3K-- Uieville. Day Will Instruct ' Blythevllle Cadets Second Lieut. Donald H. Day. who recently won his wings atid commission at the Blythevitle Army Air Field, has brcn assigned to duty here as a flight instructor. He will Instruct the cadel-s in the piloting of twin-engine bomber-type aircraft in their final phase of training before receiving their wings and commissions as Army pilot 1 ;. He was in the Infantry for two years before becoming a cadet. isn't one thing, It's another for 14- broken left shoulders, three frac- urcs of the right shoulder, two raclures of the left arm, and a racture of the -right arm. uate In July pilots' silver wings and commissions as second lieutenants. NOTICI-: OF ADMINISTRATION Letters of administration were granted to the undersigned, W. H. Stovall, upon the estate of Rebecca Patterson, deceased, dnlcd June I, 1943, by the Probate Court for the Chlckasawba District of Mississippi County. Arkansas. All persons having claims against said cstale arc notified to exhibit them to the undersigned, admlnis-1 tralor, duly nutheiilicnted, within- six months from lliis dnlc or they may be barred, and unless so pre- senlcd within one year from this dale same shall be forever barred. This the 1st day of Juno. 1(143. W. H. STOVALL, Administrator of Ihe cstale of Rebecca Patterson, deceased. G/3-10 7 17-24-1/l-S ernistlc furniture, a billiard ta- New York has the largest reprc- ble, lublc tennis, and spacious book shelves willi books nnd popular magazines. Woodwork lias been darkened and grained by-the skilful use of an acetylene torch. The curtains arc llio handiwork of Staff Sergt. Anthony Dapics. chisf clerk of the Sick nnd Woundrd office. senlntion with 17 cadets, 'followed by Illinois with 12. California has 11 and New Jersey 10. Tlie New England States are reprcsenlec: only by Massachusetts; and connect leu t. The class which graduated Mas 28 was the to finish their training al the lilylhevillc Field ANTIQUES Gifts for Weddings and all sixrinl occasions. Lamp Post Shop llgwy. 01, 2 Miles So. 1'roiiB 2798 Try our "Own Made" Ice Cream Die Hickory lnn| AcrtiM frtm Hl(h BehMl e"l wear It lo kccj) from exaggerating Ihe size of Ihc lish Complete Stock Sted nnd Elastic TRUSSES Save 50% STEWART'S Draf Stori Main A Take Phone 2822 Offi c e r s' Uni fo r m s Compare the fabric and workmanship of these fine earmcnls before Imjlng! 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