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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 5, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS VOLUME 1, NO. 224. ARKANSASrWKDNKSDAY, MM' !i, 19-18 BLTTHEVILLE ARMY. AIR 'C'ORttS NEWS Published dally except Sundays In the Interest of the personnel 'ol the Army Air Forces Ad- vinced- Two Engine Flying School ol BJytheville, by tli* BlytheviUe courier News. It 'contains. the news of the Air Base. 14 Officers Are Given Promotions fourteen officers tit the Dlylhc- ville Army';' Ah"' Held, have been promoted through War Department Orders; including Ihiec medical officers -and eleven flying . officers. Pour were promoted from the grade of first, lieutenanl. They are: Capt. George ;M.~. Hale, n flight commander and assistant squadron commander. He reported here in September. At . Indiana State Teachers College, he was outstanding in 'football and basketball. Capt. Thomas J. Price, a flight commander and assistant squ'rid- ron commander. He was commissioned Feb. 13, 19-H, upon completion of aviiition cadet training, and was transferred here in August. At ixiuisMna- Stale University, he nlayed- football,' bask-itboll, and track. Cunt', rtobort O. ; Tiirek, X-ray officer at the Base Hospital. He has been on duty here since November. He is a 1910 graduate of W.R.U. Medical School In .Cleveland, Ohio, and was engaged in practice tnere before he entered the Army. Capt: Carl K. Almqulst, a denial officer.; He' reported for duly here in August, shortly after ho ' wns commissioned. He is a 1938 grartuRle of Kansas City •'Western' Denial College and was In private practice In Sedalia, Mo. He Is a member ot,:l!e American Dental. Association, the Missouri suite Denial Association, and ^Xi Psl Phi, tin honorary fraternity. . Promoted from second lieutenant to first lieuteiiant "were the following: . . Lieut. John C, Shumate, medical supply officer at; the Base Hospital. He was commissioned Oct. 9. In civilian^ lite he was an office worker in" Wiergate, Tex., and Is a 1930 graduate of John Tnrleton Junior College, •< Stephenvllle, Tex. • liieul. Gains M. Palmer, a [light commander, who reported for duty here as n-;fUgW. instructor In October. In clviliBri life ; he wns, an auditor in',Chicago. He is n forinei student at -.Wayne University, Mich., and of Northwestern University. Lieut. Lloyd ~F.' White, a flight commander,, n ( physical education' instructor {in ^Hornbeak, Tenh., before he entered the Army. He came here in. October. He won hU master's degree at the University of Mississippi in 1339,' In physical education. Lieut.. Raymond S. Elliot, a flight commander, ; who was transferred here in October; In civilian life he was a student at Washington and Jefferson .University, Ha., where lie was president of Phi Kappa p'si, social fraternity, and Phi Sigma, an honorary fraternity. Lieut. .William S. Shannon, a flight commander, who was ordered here in October. In civilian life he was assistant art director for Spear and Co., New York City. He is a 1941 graduate of Pratt University, Brooklyn.' ' " " Lieut. John L. Sheelinn Jr., assistant director of ground school training. He was commissioned in October' upon completion of aviation cadet .training and was ordered to this- station. In civilian life he was a student at Fenu College, Cleveland, Ohio. Lieut. Jack C. Kcrvan, a flight commander, who was transferred here upon completion of aviation cadet training in October. In civil- : eirark> Blasts Out Homer With Three On Base For 9-8;Victory The 326th defeated tho 700th 9-8 h an Inter-SQuadron sollball league iame Monday afternoon when fer- 'arjo, baseman hit a homo mi with three' men on base. Lawon, the 700th pitcher, got two trikes and three balls on him, Iwn Ferravio swung w.'tli the pow- r of his strong wrists and powerful houlders. The ball sailed far over he outfielder and Ferrario loped easily aroimri In the wake of his hree teammates. The 26tli defeated tho 001th 9-2 n a game that was featured; by he canny pitching of Q'S'ulllvan. !e allowed only four 'hlls ant! lonsted through the game without, ivcr getting In danger. Box Score of the 326111—100th game was: Ah R Jrane ss ' 4 Kotos sf 3 terbert '2nd 4 Ferrario 1st •) Eubanks 3rd -1 Fuller sf ,.'. 3 Wurskawic/. cf .- 2 'hares rf 3 0 3 Seaford p 0 0 2 0 a i 9 9 •JMtli Ab II H Davis 3rd : '. 3 Koibil ss 2 Hill rf ......... Walker 1st .,.., Campbell c Creamer If .'... Carpenter c! ... peach sf bawson p Mnssey 2nd .... 3 I 4 0 .4 ft 2 1 3- 3 2 0 3 1 . 2 \ 28 8 1 New Officer Assigned Second Lieut. J. 2. Lee, n recent School at Miami Beach, Pla 1 ., has reported at this station and has been assigned as adjutant nnd supply officer of the 702nd Plying Training Squadron. He was commissioned April Iff. In civilian life he wns in the lumber business and had farming Interests near Houston, Tex. He is a 93(> graduate of the high schoo t West Columbia, Tex. ian life he was Flushing, N. a salesman in Is r> 19-10 graduate of the University of Richmond. Lieut. Raymond E. Johnson, a flight commander, who arrived here in October, shortly after winning his bars and wings. In civilian life he was, a laboratory technician' He Is a.1938 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Lieut. James E. Scale, a nigh commander, commissioned In Octo SUBSCRIPTION RATES ON REQUES)' 'Kitten Shows Its Claws * * * Observers Over Kiska Waich Elaborate ForlilValions iiuill By japsa Rift Guns Guard Island Harbor Policing The Grounds Horse Meal I.a«7> Pass SACRAMENTO, 'Cal. (UP)—The State Legislature has Just decreed hat all horse meat must hereafter >e sold on the uppity-up. Dealers mist display the fact that .11 Is lorsemenl with signs on which tho ctters must be fit. least one foot all. Restaurants which serve horse neat also must print 611 their nenus in green, ihe legend: "Horse neat sold here" In type 1 inch In iltitudc. Rrautly ill School BERKELEY; Cal. iup>—A new problem iu psychology has ; j«st wen posed lo psycologienl experts at the University of California, ft is Hie problem of why a mr.n should steal n textbook on psychology and a bottle of brandy at the same time. As the' exports admit they have not had much experience with brandy, little progress is being made towards finding the reason. The theft occurred recently at the university. b«r nnd ordered here as a flight instructor. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute. FUNNY BUSINESS Ily SHERMAN MONTROSE Acme NewspiclUres Photographer ' (Written for NBA Service AN ADVANCED BASE IN THE ALEUTIANS.—When the Russians first occupied Ihe Islands at the western lip of the Aleutians, they named one of .them "Kiskn," which neaiiK "Hide kitten." : : Hut lhat was a long time ngo: The Kitten hns claws nnd teeth now. nnd its present masters have cveii given It n new name. They will It Narukaml—Nipponese for "Thunder Clod." By any name, it will be n hard place to capture. Day In and day out, except (u Ihe worst weather, American planes drop bombs there. Almost' daily, too, Ihey have brought back nerlnl photographs showing the transformation of Kiska and Attu Irom bleak, lonely outposts to Japanese twin fortresses of great strength. •••, .'.. v,; HAS SKASONKD TltOOPS ''7 Of Kiska's 100-odd square miles more limn 10 per cent is heavily fortified or well populated by Japanese troops. Some of these are believed to be seasoned veterans of other campaigns. Oihers ate engineering troops or members of labor battalions, the latter probably unarmed or at least 'untrained fighters. Almost every mile of the Island's extensive coastline is covered by outjiosts, the only neglected sectors being those bound by raging surf and . unscalable - cliffs. Ami the water Is so cold a man can sland an immersion of but 120 minutes lo a linlf hour. I In Kiska llnrhor—recognized as I one of the finest (leep-walcr har- |l>ors in tho entire Aleutians — Irene-lies have been dug in tho bench almost' to high-tide line. These arc backed by an extensive system of machine gun emplacements, probably mortar, artillery and small-caliber cannon. Every gun Ls revetted. Every fighter on Kfska has his foxhole or trench from which to fire from n concealed position. Guns are" sandbagged and in many instances covered entirely with only the. ntur/.le protruding towards the attacker. North Head and South Head, the twin" peninsulas jutting out Into the North Pacific toward Little Kiska Island guard Kiskn Harbor well. They conceal coastal defense guns of largo caliber and some of the most accurate anti-aircraft fire in the world. Little Kiska, loo, is fortified to some extent. Along these heavily fortified pincers, in addition to the large- caliber guns, arc batteries of small cannon of the 20-nliu. type nnd many light and heavy machine Biin nests. Some anti-alvcraft fire from these positions, say pilots who have encountered It scores of times, is astonishingly accurate NO CHANCE FOR PAR A'FK COPS Neither the terrain of Kiska nor •lie nir above Is suitable for para- :hule troop operation. Mast pilots jellevb It Impassible lo land any number of men successfully he- ciuise of the gusty, ever-changing winds and the rocky nature of the island. Jagged mountain peaks, too, are a landing hazard. Landing on the opposite side of the island from which the Japs are concentrated involve. 1 ; an extremely difficult crossing of the central mountains. Heavy equipment would have to lie hauled foot- occupied Islands. :ven when (he gunner can't see his target through the overcast. They sny somn gum iirp radio :i«:iul|s nn .fa|i.iiiese- by-foot over 2000-foot peaks and rough boggy, marshy tundra without bottom. Some 200- miles west of Kiska, at the extreme end of the Aleutian-chain, lies Attu. Sonio moiuhs ngo llio Japanese said they had abandoned Atln, inferring they found holding the island unprofitable, if they did leave, they second-guessed and came back again. Now they're stronger than ever. | Attu also has deeply revetted Jimll-nircrnfl guns, machine-guns, 'foxholes and slit trenches for her defenders. Her fightei -bomber runway is the No. 1 target, for American bombers. Potentially. Aldi is another Kiska. All Japan needs is the time to make it such. Arkansas moFquHties are connoisseurs. They Jivsiwcl n .soldier's Iden- tltiealion tag to see what blood type he is, according to Corp. Ozzie Ilyrd, a crew chief of the 703rd Squadron. Coriwral Byrd has found that his Wood type is non- ular. * • » First men in line at the Medical Detachment mess formations are Staff Bergt. ualton Ftm'lston and Scrgt. Mortimer Kasspwlln. Their pals claim that although they are .' .stat'lei'E tney have developed a special and effective technique which enables tliein lo win first position by a nose. » * * Pfc. Julius IJlank of the Medical Detachment, usually Is last in the mess line. Tfils Is despite the fact that he Is no less hungry than any medic, and even though he usually gets started as early as anyone else, he has faulty technique and gets sidetracked. * * # Women guests on caflel graduation day w'no came lo the Field by taxi were transported from tl|5 West, Gate to the Recreation Hall by Jcon. Corp. Eddie Winter, MP driver reassured who were apprehensive. "If you fall out," he romised, "I'll pick you up myself." Corporal Winter, is 5 feet- (all . . . but willing. Officers who miss a regular daily physical training period have to make it up—at 0 a. in. Lieut. Mon- rovle Anucll, junior physical riirec- or, is disgusted with them. He has to take charge of the early morning class ol recaliclrants. » * » o man here has ever seen an Army nurse with a .45 calibre automatic pistol strapped to her waist. But it could happen, asserts MaJ. James E. Kendrick, Post surgeon. He says he has so few administrative officers at the Base Hospital that he may asslpn nurses' to duly as Officer of the Day. AERO QUIZ By AERoncd Mechanic Becomes Aviation Cadet Scrgt. Rviclolph n. Ackcniinnu Jr., aviation mechanic assigned lo liicx 25{)t Flying ivniniiig Group, will soon leave his wrench and screw driver lo step into the cockpit ol nu Army training plane and learn to fly fighter or bomber aircraft. He has iinssed examinations qualifying him as a navigation c.idt>l and Is awaiting orders to report for training. Sfi'gt Ackcnnan reported at this station In October, shortly alter he had been accepted as a specialist in the Air Corps. In civilian life he was n mm-clcctrtcal Instrument repairnmi nt Tcxarkana, Tex. He was a 1937 graduate ot tho New Orleans high school. Complete Stock Steel and Elude TRUSSES Save 50% STEWART'S Drag Stir* Main ft I.«k« PKOM t8M CONCEIIIIII FOB Program Of Popular Music Wins Approval Of Audience At Post Theater ' Playing popular music especially arranged by Tech. Sergl. Alexander Ppskonka, (he orchestra of the 351st Army Air Forces Band gave il.s first concert at the Post Theater ast night and made a tremendous hit. with a varied'assortmenlof jive, swing, and blues, they proved their versatility by handling each composition with ease and grace. . In.sonic of Hi; selections Individ-. Hal members of Ihe orchestra were featured, much to the delight of the crowd. Corp. Angelo Saitta, tnirnpeteer, and Corp. Jackie Mitchell, drummer, got together for a few hot licks on the ever-popular "Avalon", and drew choruses of applause. , Corp, Ralph nother was piano soloist In "Piano Blues," an original composition by Sergeant Poskonk.a, and both the musician an<l the tune were cheered. Corp Bernard Jaeger played n hot sa\solo in "Blues On Parade" and had the audience jitterbuging in their seals. One ol Hi* highlights of the concert was the "Jive Bombers," a four-piece jam band led by Pfc Walter Lcnkc. clarinetist. They played swing numbers with vim and Lenke rode high with his red- hot, reed. The audience kept Ihfm before the mik? as long as they could and gave them n royal sendoff when they turned things back to ihe orchestra. Sergeant Poskonka led the orchestra and Warrant Officer Bcr- nardt M. Knsehel. director of the band, was emcee. They promised Ihe near-capacity crowd lhat oilier concerts were In the offing Castillo de .San Marco at St Aususline, Fin., jirc the oldest complete fortifications standing in the United States. Everything BUY ASPIRIN emand St. o" c ,,l, Aw The Modern ler Hox COOLKRATOK For Economy and .Service. Tom Little Hwde. Co. Pfacme 511 24-HOUR SERVICE Eifcrt Repair Work on General Motors' Cnrg, UNGSTON-WROTEN COMPANY B'dn; ft W«lnnt p|,. j S] Year Ago First Cadre Arrived One year ago today, as.ihe heroic defenders of Corrigidor surrendered, the first soldiers arrived in Blythevillc. vanguard of the'tvoops who came three months later to man the new air field, one of the many which today are creating j tile pilots and mechanics who will redeem the fallen fortress of the Philippines and liberate the American prisoners of the Jap hordes. The firs', cadre consisted of 13 enlisted men, of whom nine still are here. On guard duty over supplies stored temporarily at the Compress Warehouse, they v, ! ere billeted at the National Guard Armory lor two months until the first barracks ], WHAT FAMED AVIATION GROUP IN WORLD WAR 1 WAS THE FORERUNNER OF THE AVG ? HOW MANY WERE IN) IT? WHAT FAMOUS IAOY HELPED FORM IT i ,','HY 00 OJR PASA CONS'K* ACTUAL PARACHU1 JUMPING (XlCK SOUP? WHAT PLANE WAS uStO IN LINCOLN ELLSWORTH'S FLIGHT TO -< THE SOUTH POLE IN 19387 LATER SOLO To WHOM ? 3-HOW MANY TYPES OF COMBAT PLANES HADE THEIR APPEARANCE OVER EUROPE'IN 7KIS (?"' <? WAR! 25-95-200-350?, 1 7. THE ORIGINAL LAFAYETTE ESCADRIUE. 17. MRS. VANDER8ILT. 2.REALISTIC TRAINING GADGETS ARE TOUGHER THAN THE REAL THING.l 3, OVER 2OO. ~—.*. \4. AM AEROSJCA. y A ' AUSTRALIA^ were ready at, the Air Ease. The nine who are still here ns follows: Tech. Scrgt. William II. Thompson, mechanic in charge of motor vehicles; Staff Scrgl. Leonard Dernsleii. sergeant major in the Department of Training; Stuff Sergt. Wllhelm A. Anderson, aircraft mechanic; Staff Scr^t. •Charles Hart, aircraft mechanic; Eergt. Boyd U. Armstrong, aircraft mechanic; Pfc. William J. Oset. Military Police, and Pvt. Dan Hutto, mechanic. Try our "Own Made" Ice Cream Die Hickory Inn Across from High School PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores Any Shoe Can Be REPAIRED If (he uppers are still pood. Bring tliein to us for quality work. HALTER'S Quality Shoe Shop 121 W. Main Ph. 2712 Those who have been transferred to other stations :.iclude Tech. Sergt. Rodney W. McQuisitoil, overseas; Serel. Robert W. Jacques. Mnklon, Mo.; Sergt. Lce'Spnrkliu, and Pfc JIarvey Baity. • Aviation Backlog n llillinn LOS ANGELES, Cal. (UP)—At a the Eastern aircraft factories with the heads of those on the Pacific, coast, it wns established that between them they have an aviation backlog of nearly 11,000,000,000. Plans were formulated to speed up its liquidation. WE FILL ALL DOCXOU* PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE TOE MONET STEWART'S Drnf Store Main & Lake Phone S822 Remember Mother's Day Kuniisiy, May ftlli THE FLOWER SHOP DELIVERY ANYWHERE GLENCOE HOTEL BI.DO. IMionp. 491 "Hurry up with Hint water softener—I F,o on .In fiv6 min-i SMALL LOANS O* AartMat rf Ea»t Main Loan Co. IM E Main - Ph«n. Z«M Just 4 Miles To The State Line Service Station SAVE on rhillips Quality Gaio- llne & Oil. Prompt, Courteous Service. Operated by Mrs. H. I,. Reynolds. OPERATING HOURS For A-H-C Cotiiion Holders SUNDAYS: !) A.M. to !) V.M. ALL WEEK DAYS !) A.M. to 12 Noon 1 P.M. to 8 P.M. FITTED BY Doctnn J. L tnJ J. C, GUARD OPTOMETRISTS IN BLYTHEVIILE SINCE 1922 BPTICRL STORE 209 W. Main St. Phone 291 Does Your Car NEED THESE? Rattcry— Covers Oilfiller— Kailio FOR Lights— l.rrk Gas Cap A complete, line of Polishes LOY EICH HUDSON CLEANERS Special care taken Jn cleaning uniforna Buttons carefully handled—Pleats and creases hand finished—-2 day service. 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