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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 16, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS VOLUME 1—NO. 2CO. BLYTHEVILUC, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNI'MO, 19-13 SUBSCRIPTION RATES ON REQUEST THE BLYTHEVILLB ARUY AIR CORPS NEWS Published daily except Sundayi lo the Interest of the personnrf at- the Army Air Forces Ad- , nihced Two Engine Flylnt School of Blytheville, by tht Blythevllle Courier New*. It contain! Ui« news ol the Air Base. Free Medical Care Available For Infants Of Men In Service This Is the s«ond ot two. articles explaining free medical and hospital,'''obslrcllc'• and ptdialrlc care for wives unU •infants of men in military service When Undo Sam decided lo help Hie' exiicctant wives of soldiers, sailors and marines with their doctor 'and hospital bills, he arranged also* 1 to help servicemen whose babies have already arrived. Any child under one year of age whose father is an enlisted man of the fourlli, fifth; sixth or seventh grades, Is eligible for pedlalrlc and other medical, surgical, and hospital care. • '."Forms • for.' requesting care, are available at the Army Emergency Relief Office, American Red Cross Office hi the Lynch Building in Blytheville, or at the County Health Department^ In the Courthouse. Here's how the plan works:''Hie wife fills out and signs her part of vthe application, Including her husband's serial number. Her doctor "completes nud signs' the apn.ll- cali^n and forwards it lo the State Director of .Maternal and Child Health in Little Rock. The form Includes n statement, by the doctor (or hospital) that the services authorized will be rendered for the iiinounl paid by (he State Health Department- without payment from the serviceman or his wife. In an emergency, medical or hospital case may be given before an application Is .scut In. However, the application should be completed as soon as possible and forwarded to the slat* health agency. How long the wife has lived In Arkansas docs not matter. How much money the family has docs not matter. Race or color docs not matter. Authorization for care of sick Infants will be made rclroactive to cover the care . during Ihc first week of Illness while nMlhoi'l tion was [lending, but will not cover any previous care given the Infant. The Initial authorisation foi medical care of sick Infants will lie limited lo medical services the cost of which does not exceed $20. Before additional nnllioil/ullon granted, the case will be reviewed by the Stale Director of Maternal and Child Health or by a pediatrician designated ns a consultant, by the Stale Boarn of Health. Men In Service Four. Months Eligible For College Extension Course Catalogues and entrance blanks of ninny colleges and universities throughout the country offering courses lo men In the service under the Army Institute plan are available at the Special Service office, It was announced by First Lieut. Oscnr L. Benson, Special Service officer at the Blylhevllle Army Air Field. Knltstod men who have been In active service at least four months, are eligible to take these courses. AJ1 approved courses offered by 1 these Institutions of higher leaning, 11 ml there arc 76 of them, car-, ry credit. In this way, men who joined the armed forces without having had a chance to complete their education, may complete it during their hours of leisure, The government will pay half the text and tuition fee up to the amount of $20 for those wishing lo take n correspondence under the university or college: extension plan. If the course js over $-10, the Gov- crnmcnt pays $20 and the student pays the balance. Men who have enrolled and sent overseas may continue the lessons without Inlerniptlon. As soon us 'their A.P.O. number is known, nil they have lo do Is notify the college or university under,which they arc studying. • • Additional Information may be obtained from the squadron commanding officer or from the Special Service Office. Pass the Ammunition 1. GE1S FREE MIL Members Of 326th Squadron Given LD Call As Attendance Award Blytheville Team Will Compete In Midsouth Baseball Tourney It nn army travels on i!a stomach, these U. S. soldiers arc:Kclting . the proper ainmunilion. • It's dinner time at American base in Bii • avpa of. New Guinea, find the. line is.! long and hungry. 9 A, What rto you want to know? In] this column a, veteran of. years of experience in all the noncommissioned, officer grades answers; 'questions on : Army . customs, practice, tradition and regulations. C eminent an d qu cs- '-. (ions arc invited. Address com- ' municatipns to the Public Relations Officer, Army Air Field, Blytheville, Ark. Send in your o.u'esUpns. Bfc/rat'Ett J. WARAKSA Warrant Officer JGNMB- '.The. salute Is an, act of recognition, an element of, military courtesy. It is not an actof servility. It is not -a method of marking m- feridus. '•'- • The military salute is a form O greeting that belongs exclusively ,t o the armed forces-^-to the soldier, the sailor, the marine. It ib a mark and prerogative of the . military man and lie' Jshoulci) be. proud of having the privilege of using that form of salutation, form' of salutation that marksj him!i>s a inemberi of the profession of arms. Theso ara the' conditions under which "the saluto is given: Mr. Waraksa 1. When gut of doors, officers nre required to salute when meeting. The junior initiates the salute. If several officers together are saluted, they all return it. One does not salute when driving a vehicle. ' wk does not sawc nn offi/cr un- ess addressed by the officer. G. Indoors, salutes arc not cx- lianged between officers and cn- slcd men, or between officers, cx- epl .when formal reports arc being endercd. 7. Enlisted men in a group out I doors when an officer approaches arc called to attention y the first soldier to observe the fficcr. All salute. .Indoors a group tmllarly is.called to attention and cmalns so until the officer ill- ccls otherwise or leaves the room. 8. Prisoners are denied the prlv- lege of saluting. 9. An officer passing a senior >r an enlisted man passing an of- icer from the rear, salutes when he senior is reached. 10. Officers and enlisted men salute the casket, when it passes in a': military '-funeral by standing at atteiillon facing the 'cnskct, and placing 'the hat or cap. over the left breast. . 11. Outdoors all 'Officers and en- liste<l men salule on Ihe first note of the Nalional Anthem or "To the Colors" and face the music while saluting, except that the flag is faced if it is a part of the ceremony, and except when in formation or when to faco the colors or tlie music would be awkward or uncomfortable. The salute is held until Ihe last, nole is sounder. Indoors, uncovered, officers and enlisted men salute the National Anthem or "To the Colors" by standing at, attention. 12. All salule the uncased national colors. McDonald Provost Marshal Capt. Leon R, McDonald has been assigned a. 1 ; provost marshal of the Air Uasc by the commanding, officer, Col. Kurt M. Lanrton. He.. takes the place of Capt. 6 Qualify For Cadet. Training Wings are wailing for six enlisted men of the 11AAP. Recently qualified by Ihc Aviation Cadet Acceptance Board after passing the examinations, ihcy are awaiting orders to report lo an Air Corps classification ceulcr lo start training as pilots, navigators or bombardiers. Staff Sergt. Harold n. Jcsperson, 22, a crew chief, is a graduate of a'.jo-weeks Air Corps course In aircraft mechanics. He was associated with his father In the garage business In Chicago, and enlisted Robert R.'Love, velcmn Army of- ' February, 1D41. Cipnr nttMnt nhmilnlnn niMi "nil™ ^Clgt. Ifllll £,'. 1 ficcr, pistol champion and chief, who has left for a 10-day leave of absence at his home in UuBols, Pa., prior to being ordered to duly elsewhere. Captain McDonald recently coiu- pleledl a special 1 course In > Army combat intelligence, and has 'been acting as assistant intelligence officer at the I'ost. He was one ot the first officers to be assigned to duty at this field, coming here In June a year ago as communications officer, to take charge of Installing the telephone and telegraph system. When commissioned, in April, 1942, he was in the employ of the Westlnghousc Electric and Manufacturing Co. Mrs. McDonald and their son, Shcrrlll, who resided in Blytlicvillc during most of the last year, have returned to their home in Evans- lon, 111. 2. meeting out of doors, officers and enlisted men exchange salutes. Tlie enlisted man salutes first. Enlisted men at mess, playing games, in a public conveyance, at outdoor^ or indoor amusements or sccial events, or driving a vehicle! are not expected to salute. 3.Ah enlisted man in .ranks does not salule unless he Is In commam of a •'formation. 4. An officer is not saluted if lie is In a' formation unless he cot'n- mands the formation. 5. An enlisted man, if sealed .rises when an officer approaches faces him and salutes. A soldier a YANK War Roundup Scheduled June 27 A special edition of NHC's World Roundup radio broadcast will go n the air Sunday. June 27, from :30 to 3 p. m.,. bringing "smokc- 5f-battlc" reports direct from YANK correspondents in war liot- ;pols throughout the world. Under the title of YANK Dound- ip, each YANK correspondent will speak from a dlfferenl theater of operations, giving a report on action in his area. The program will be routed through New York City. Plan USOTpicnic A USO picnic for soldiers will be held Monday night at the park, wilh baseball nnd swimming, followed by cards and other games at the USO Clubhouse. In charge are Miss Marie Bomb- olnski, chairman; the Misses Maude and Amelia Modlnger, rat Wise, and five Hngan sisters, the twins' Genevieve and Geneva, Eileen, Nora and the olher one. Allotment Checks Sometimes Sent To Old Address FU1VNY BUSINESS Did Ihe folks get their dependency allotment check? Maybe Ihcy didn't, It they moved and failed to send notice of change of address to the Office of Dependency Benefits. Every month 40,000 checks are returned to the Office of Dependency Uenclits because people moved nnd did nol send In notice of change of address, according to a report reaching Ilie Army Emergency Relief office of the Blylhe- villc Army Air Field. Lieut. Hush w. Eldrldge, AER, officer here pointed ou that a change of address card accompanies the official notification of approval of the allotment. Ho adds the suggestion: Don't write unnecessary letters to tlie Office of Dependency Denetils This adds lo the work and causes further delays. The office receive.' 80.COO to 120,000 pieces of mail i day, and if the check doesn't ar rive on time it's better to wait : few days rather than to wrile am cause further delay." As many as 12,000 application, were passed on every day when th dependency provisions first wen Into effects Lieutenant F.ldrldg said. rthM young inventor wlw joined up a few days ago!" Arkansas highways. lias 55,085 miles o Ace Mechanic Scrgl. Sol Lipschilz of' the 326lh S(|liadron visited with Ills folks In Detroit. Monday night at the expense of the USO as an attendance prize ol the bingo evening conducted under the auspices of the NCOS. The winner wns Corp. Rudolph T. O'Dwycr, but he gave up the prize with the explanation Hint he had talked with his mother in New Orleans only an hour earlier, so the .sergeant's name was drawn. "I'm 'talking from the USO," Sol told his mother. "The place Is full of people. A lot of girls nre listening tc the conversation— blondes, brunettes ami redheads." Sol's fallicr was sure his .son was speaking from right, there in Detroit. "No," Sol assured lilin. "I'm way down here in Arkansas where the cotton grows and where it's hot. 1 mean iioli" Brolher Rolwrl came to Ihe telephone, and reported ho was about lo enter the Army. "That, 1 said big brother £ol, "won't hurl you any, It'll be good for you." • Cake was brought and served by Mrs. Rose Schonwilch, Mrs. John Lenli and Mrs. Paul Grce'nwell Miss Marie Bombolaskl w;is chairman ot tlic committee in charge including the licv. J. J. Thompson Die Rev. A. E. Endcrlin, Mrs. Lloyd Wise, Mis Cornelius Modinger, Miss Eileen Itajjan, and Mrs. Mike Morath, who, however, left, early to join her husband at the wrestling bouts. Doc Derm called the bingo numbers. Ninlccn soldiers and 13 girls •fit. I'nul E. Jloiiser, 21, n Link ralner instructor, enlisted in Fcb- mry last year, at Parkcrsburg, W. a., and has been here since July. Fleet c. Williams, 5'l,'*an Ircrnfl mechanic, graduate of an rmy course in airplane mechanics; ulislcd two years ago, after three cars at Mississippi Stale College. Ik home Is at 1'rcntLss, Miss. Corp. Richard D..Everett, 21. aciio mechanic, entered Ihe Army ir Forces a year ago, after six lonths of pilot training with the loyal Canadian Air Force. In ci- iliaii life he was a machlr.eslwp orcman (or General Electric at n ort Wayne, Ind. Pfc. Harold M. Brents, 10, was a ypist for the Engineers at Little tock, Ark., before his enlistment ast November. A 1941 graduate of lattiesville (Ark.) nigh School, he s the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Brents, Cleveland, Ark. I'vt. Lionel Irwin. 2G, an air- iraft, mechanic, was a theater miin- tger nt Peimcook. N. II., before inleriny the service last August. Slafr Scrgl. Hart Siaff Sergt. Charles P. Hart was the one man crew of the 70-lth Squadron's best ship last monlh. Single handed he kept the AT 10 No. 702,"'a" two-engine, bomber- tv|)e training ship, in such condition that it had inore hours of flying 'time during May than any Ilie squadron, made the 2fi- McDonald Winning Pitche Allows Ale And Quailer But Two Hits other airplane of Sergeant Hart hour, 50-hour and 100-hour inspections mid serviced Ihc ship after every flight. On duty at this station since July 20 when he was assigned here with the first cadre of troops as an The 907th Quartermaster teai defeated liic Ale and Quail teal 7-4 Monday afternoon in an inter squadron softball league games a the Athletic Area. The i)07th wasted no lime ' one they came to the plale; at Ihc en of th second thy hud a lead of (i\ runs to Ale and Quail's O. McDoi aid, star pitcher of the 907t proved his skill by allowing th losers only 2 hits and also accoun ed for one of the runs. Comm, first baseman of the 907th, smashed out Tlie Post Baseball Team will vie with seven strong clubs in a Mill South service cam]) baseball lour- nuinent at Memphis July 1 ^, 3 and ' Lieut. Bill Adams, post athlelic fleer, announced today. The local team will compete ;nlnst Army and Navy teams from rkansas, Mississippi and T'enues- e, tile victors to be declared ser- ce camp champions of this area. Among opiwslng teams will be iur from Memphis, the Naval Air tatlon or the Naval Air Tcchnl- al Training Center, the Fourth trry Command, the 48th General .ospiial and the Second Army iams. Those from other sectors 111 include Ihe Dyersburg, Tenn., cam; the Camp Tyson, Tenn., ag- regation; and the Greenville Miss.) ttnrrage Balloon Training enter nine. Bit Lcagutrs Inc hided All of these learns are strong nd capable. Most of them fcalure lie playing ot former well known rofcssionaLs or collegiates. The fourth Ferry Command, for exam- le, numbers Hugh Corbin and Mac IcElroy among its outfielders. Cer- iin Is a 'former Now York Giants lUtllcldcr. McElroy used to pitch ml patrol the garden for the IJos- oii Braves. The Navy learn has Prince Hal" Shumacher ready for noiind duty. He was one of the Inost pitchers of the National jcague jiants. while a member of the The Post Baseball Team will not enter the tournament as llii; fav- irile. That honor probably will go o the Navy team. This, however ins mile significance for baseball Is an unpredictable sport and the locril nine is no pushover. Some fine ball players are stationed here and It wouldn't be surprising if they provided an upset for Mid South fans. Oond Men Here Chaplains Julian LJmlsey and Gerald Hogan, for instance, are always dangerous al the plutc and let few balls get by Ihem In the field. The former was an outfielder on a strong Virginia Polytechnic "iisUtutc team nnd later played semi-pro ball. Tile lalter played 'iifield for several semi-pro teams n Massachusetts before he entered the priesthood. Sergeant Mack McWhortcr, young first baseman, is another accomplished player. He's good enough for the Milwaukee Brewers and would have held down the first sack for Ihem this year It the. War hadn't intervened. Only Three 1'ilcliers 'he pitching staff is the question mark of the team. In this de- parlmenl there are three pitchers and that may no be enough, pfc. Melvin I'arnell and Pfc. nil! Yar- wek-k are two talented southpaws with minor league experience. Staff Scrgt. Francis Hulli is available for some right hand flingini;. lint there are no relief pitchers anil this may prove, a troublesome fac- lor. The local club has looked good, however, in winning 1 every game but one this season and they can't be underestimated. Scrsl. Robert Tiibbs, physical i slructor and manager of the team, has not yet announced his starting lineup for the opening game. J07(h AB H R rlarvell If 4 0 0 Frederick 3rd 4 1 0 •Stevens cf 3 2 2 McKain ss 3 1 1 iiiits c 3 2 0 Ryler rf .., 3 o 0 Nulter sb 3 0 1 tomm 1st 3 1 1 McDonald p 3 1 1 Morrison sf 3 2 1 32 10 7 Read Courier Wews want ads. Hold Everything nli-craft mechanic, Sergeant Hart ' hon ; enm hl ' t h c second with letter was made n crew dmf. He learned liis trade through actual experience "on the line" since his enlistment in October, 1941. Before enlisting. Sergeant ^art was a hiffh school student in Kingsport, Tenn., parents, Mr. Harl. and lived with his and Mrs. George E. Post Boxers To Perform At Newport Ten members of the Post EPX- .ng Team will invade Newport Fri:lay for bouts with the sluggers of the Army Air Field there. This vlll ho A return engagement bc- .wcen the rival slug-squads, the local boxers having won all but DIIC bout in a recent meeting with the neighboring soldier-pugilists at the American Lcglnu Arena. The Post Team will leave Friday moiniug for Newport and will re- lurn as sonn as their bculs arc over Hint night. Stuff Soi'gl. .Jesse Clements, post boxing Instructor, will accompany his men. Tne scheduled bouts will Include: Pvt. Angela auerru, Newport, vs. Corp.. Robert Morgan, ulylhcvlllc, 135 pounds. Pvt. Frank nrezowics, Newport. 170 pounds vs. Sgt. A. J. Hendricks, Blylhevllle, ICO pounds, Corp. Charles Bennett, Newport, 18G, pounds, vs. Sgt. Jay Hollner, Blytheville, 100 pounds. Pvt. n Fonjcnet, Newport, 135 pounds, vs. Corp. Ivy Spann, Blytheville, 133 pounds. - fv.l. William Starti, Newport, 113 pounds, vs. I'fc. Fred Saengor, Blythevillc, !10 pounds. Pvt. V. Marency, Newport, 1Q2 pounds, vs. Pvt. Jack Reynolds, lilythevillc. 1GO pounds. Pvt. Jay Scgcl, Newport, M! pounds, vs. Pvt. Leonard Todino, Blytheville, 145 pounds. Corp. P. Klein, Newport, 180 ]»unds, v.s. Pvt. L. Hoffman, Blytheville, 178 ixiunds. Scrgt. Don Brandon, 170 pounds, nml Corp. Wallace West. 150 pounds, will accompany Hie Post Team and matches will probably be scheduled for them. man on base which put the D07th in front with a five run lead. In the fifth inning Ale and Quail started their rally when Blair made the first hit for his team, a long hard homer into Icft-cenlcr field wilh a man on base, but their rally endfd there for McDonald's fine pitching held them down. In the oilier . games the Medics defeated 103rd 11-2 and Hie 701st defeated the 25th 12-0. Tlie box score for the Ale and uail-907th game was: Ale and Quail Nurse Transferred To Walnut Ridge Second Lieut. Winnie D. Clevc- and, a nurse on duty 'at the sta- .ion hospital, has been transferred o the Walnut Ridge Army Air ld She came lo Blytheville in November when Ihe hospital was opened. She had been on duty at Damp Robinson since being commissioned Aug. 1. A former resident of Uotan. Tex., ' she is a 1938 graduate of Rotan High School and graduated in 1912 from the Hendrick Memorial Hospital School' of Nursing. Driver Transferred Second Lieut. James E. Driver Jr., lias been transferred from Wright Field. Dayton. Ohio, to the BAAP and assigned .lo duly as a flying instructor. Lieutenant Driver received his wings and commission ™eb. G, upon completing advanced flight training at Roswell Army Flying School, New Mexico. He is from Lenoir, N. C., and is married io the former Miss Dorothy I. Brown of Portsmouth, Ohio. She plans to join him in Blytheville. Try our "Own Made" Ice Cream Die Hickory Inn from High School The Modern Ice COOLKRATOR Fer Economy »rid Service. Tom Little Hwde. Co. Phone III PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores Repair Service That Is Fully Guaranteed! Expert Mechanics-!— Body Men Lee Motor Sales Ph. 511 E»rl BUM, Sh»p nteman 307 E, Main SMALL LOANS O« Anrthfnjr W ValM. Ea»t Main Loan Co. IM E. 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