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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 29, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS 'I' .1''. VOLUME 1—NO. 301. ' .' THE BLrrHEVJLLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS Published dally except Sundays <n the interest of the personntf of Uie Army Air Forces Advanced'.Two Engine Flylnj School ol BlythevWe, by tbt Blythevlile Courier Newt. H conUUtu the news ot tb« Air Bate. . GOLDFISH CLUB $K T HE roster of exclusive "clubs", whose members are drawn from the; ranks of the alrforce overseas la growing every day, and now there's a club to accommodate every type of sky fighter whose exploits have earned him a membership. The latest "club" to be granted a charter IB the "Gold- ftsli Club"—arid as the name implies, Its membership consists of the fellows who've hnd to swim for their lives. The first member to bring trio smart emblem of this L qualm society to Canada was Klight Lieutenant Johnny Tell, P.F.C., recently returned after two years service overseas. The club badge portrays a. white-winged goldfish on a bhick background, skipping over two blue waves. It's worn over the right pocket of the battle dress or under the lapel of the regular blues—like a detective's badge. Membership In this highly exclusive organization Is The emb , em of , he AIMetl air ,„,.„. gran ed airmen who have put , ltest c | ub _" Tht Goldfish Club » mati( . in dinghy he-lira'-or in upof flyer, who have been dunked in the other words, had to swim or ie , and uken to , he , r rubber dir , ahies . paddle 'home from a hop. Johnny Tett is well qualified to wear the significant emblem, after putting in 13 hours with the members of his crew In a dinghy In the chilly North Sea. Forced down, they had to lake to their collapsible rubber boat, which was to be their home until they were spotted by. a Hudson bomber, picked up by an air sea rescue craft ami returned to England. The idea of granting membership in special clubs to fliers -who had lived through thrilling—and embarrassing—exploits started with the famed "Caterpillar Club" lor airmen who saved their Ihres by parachute. The Caterpillar has In Policing The Grounds ".A sure sign trinr thc.'WSacs are comins; there is a 'letter at the Blytheville Army' Air Field post office ^awaiting the arrival of Auxiliary Fleda M. Thomas. 9 » • The Jingle-jangle of coins in the pocket is a rare sound at this time of Hie month. However two ingenious sergeants decided to go to the (lance i at the NCO Club Saturday Highland have fun, money or no money. Staff Sergt. Robert Fairel of the. 100th {Squadron wore dark gla&ses nnri carried a tin cup. His buddy, Tech. Sergt. Ray Mabry ol the TOrd, led him around the club, and when' they counted up the donations, they had gathered the sum of $2.23. * * * First Sergt. Paul L. Yost of the Guard Squadron, communicated the- following bit which he picked up somewhere: 1 The' MP' is my directive, I shall, not stray"; He makelh me abide by military law, 1 He leactelh me in the path of righteousness lor my own sake. Yea, though I walk through .a ..stop-light, i win f eiir no eV j!, His club and brassard-will correct me. • He tells me liow to act when I go to town. Among my enemies he crownctli me with his club When my clip runneth over. Surely I will be a good soldier all my life in the Army— Or I shall dwell in the guard house forever. • • • Staff Sergt. Maurice B. Fhnres, chief clerk of the 32Cth Squadron, is leaving on furlough and will for the first time see life son, born last, its ranks thousands of members, swelled tremendously in Use present wnr. Another exclusive club to which several It.C.A.F. men belong is the "Late Arrivals Club", founded in the Western Desert, but liow expanded to cover operations everywhere. To this club go airmen who have been shot down nnd had to "hoof It" home; and their emblem —dubbed the "Order of the Hoof- Is a winged boot. There'll be some tall tales told when and if these three decide to hold a trl-club parley—and we're not betting ou any ovie to tako the cake. week nl Indianapolis. According to the sergeant, the boy weighed 9 1-4 pounds at birth, and not 7 pounds as reported in this column last week. * • » Hey! Mr. Riplcyl A tree is growing right irilofthe "Special Service Building. Tlic "tree forced its way through .the tar paper covering and made its way through an opening between the sidcwall boards Several new leaves have budded since the tree first appeared inside the building. Second Lieut. Hugh W. Eldririge, assistant Special Officer, doesn't know what, kind of a tree it is, but declares that as soon as it has grown large enough, lie will move his desk under it to get the benefit of the shade which il will", offer. Boykin President Of Negro NCO Club Sergt. Herman V. Boykin, a carpenter assigned to the 345th Negro Qiintcrmastcr Platoon, was electee president of tlic newly formed 'Negro Non - commissioned Officers Club at a recent meeting of this organization. He takes office immediately and will be assisted by other officers and by several committees. The numbers discussed the possibility of acquiring a club house in Blythcville and a committee was appointed to Investigate the matter. Negro NCO Club officers othci than Boykin include: Sergt. Ellis M. Moore, vice president; Corp Berry Minor, secretary; Corp. Leander Wax, assistant secretary; Sergt. Otis Scales, treasurer; Sergt Marion G. Batey, business manager; and Sergt. Jerry R. Davis, reporter. Too tight an adjustment on tin differential of your car may cans; a humming noise. FUNNY BUSINESS I hal s (jcnius Jones again—he drops (liroug'n a irapdoor every time he thinks a cop's going lo slop him for mm• essential driving I" BLYTHBVIL1.B, AHKA'NSAS. TUESDAY, JUNiT20,""iu¥-~ Greenwood Mitt Team Coming Here of the Greenwood (Miss.) Army Air Field will come to Bly- thevllle lo fight It out with the members of the Blylhevllle Army Air Field In a series of matches Thursday night at the American Legion Arena. . ' A card of elsht bouts has been innounced by Sergt. Jesse Clements, Post boxing Instructor, Including Corp. Bob Morgan, Arkansas AAU Iglitwcight champion; Sergl, A. J, (Cherokee) Hendrick-s, middleweight; and Staff Sergl. Don Branton and Pfc. Pred Sacngcr, light heavyweights. Outstanding new members of the :eam will be seen In action. Among he able novices arc Cor'p. James VcClcndon, burly 190-poinidcr who oofccd good even though he lost his only flglil of tlic year at the New- lort Army Air Field recently; Corp.' IVH Spami, 128 pounds, who has won once and last once in matches with the Newport team; Sergl.. joe ilolxcr. heavyweight .southpaw who las won the only two bouts he has :ind, and pvt. Jeff Arnotl, full- jloodtd Wcslioc Indian and an ng- resslve middleweight. The first bout goes on at 8 o'clock. Corp. Don Burton, veteran Blythcville middleweight, probably will be the third man in the rlnfj, Lieutenant King Will Fly Big Libs First Lieut, Phillips B. King, a flight commander at tile Blythc- ville Army Air Field, has been transferred to . Smyrna, Tenii., where lie will learn to 'pilot the four-engine B-24 Liberator ships and team up with other members of tlie crew for training for combat. Lieutenant King, n. former member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, received his wings and commission In the Air Corps last June and has been stationed at Blytheville since August. Before reporting to Smyrna, he Is enjoying n brief leave of absence and visiting his ixucnts, Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. King, 310 Clres- ttl field Ave.. Nashville, Tenn. Promotions Listed For 15 Corporals Mflecn enlisted of the Hlyllic- I'llle Army Air Field have been promoted from corporal to sergeant, It was announced from the office of col. Kurt M. Undon, coiniimnd- iB officer. The new tliree-slrlpcrs are; Fnnk Tavolaccl, Jerome M, Daniels, James T, Lowcry Jr., anil James I'. Vi-niins of (he 32«th Squndron; Jnmes J. Walsh, 26th Training Group; lilchard n. McKlnncy, Howard M. Clckett, Ue A. llcters and Jack I'uckctl, 700th Squadron; Carl M. Welsinuellcr, 702nd Sqnad- ron; Robert J. Morgan,,Uo Perry, I'homas J. lioss, Bin-In C. McDonald and John B. Kloln, 70'Jrd Squadron. Negro Troops Enjoy Dance Friday Night Negro troops o fthc Blythcvilic Army Air Held enjoyed a dance at the Negro USD Friday night. The hall had been decornted for tlie occasion and '.music "^as provldtctj through the' medium of. the juke' box. In the course of the evening, Arnell Sawyer was crowned the "USO Darling" and was presented an Air Corps locket. Betty Sawyer and Emma White were runner-ups in the contest. The soldiers were transported to tlic USO in Army trucks and returned to the field after the dance. Sergt. Herman Van Boykln was in charge of arrangements. BUT ME HITS Blythcvilic Defeats Walnut Ridge 4-0 To Tie For League Lead lielilnd Hie Ihrcc-lilt pllclilns of i'fc. Mclvin I'arnell. the Pcxst Base- Jall Tenm detailed the Walnut Uidge Army Air Field nlnn 4-0 In i Filer League game nt Joiic'sboro last nlqiu. The victory (fives the ocal club a lie with Walnut nidge for the league lend, bach'"' ten in having won eight and lost one for n percentage of .875. H was an alright bnll game from start to finish nnd neither team ever held n big advantage at any time. The Walnut Illdgc' players, however, were helpless before tlie snaky fust ball Par'iicll kept niiiKlng (i.' them. The game W i >s played under the lights.' 'but In spite of that it Is unlikely thai the opposition could ever have hit Hie Blythcvilic pitcher, who was In perfect form. As opposed lo (his. Hie Post Icnm hl^llio Walnut Uidgc hurlcr for eight .bingles and, while lacking punch .under pressure nevertheless managed lo eke. four runs out of their several scoring oppbrtunl- tie.s. The leading hitter for Hie Post team was Staff Scrgt. Mack Mc- Whortcr, lanky first baseman who would have- held down .this position for the Milwaukee Brewers' powerful minor league club this season if the Army Imdn't changed his plans. McWhoitcr got, three out of foiir 8,111! sjolc t .two .b^jcs. The box score was' Blylhevllle Ah> H „ Vickcrs s.5 ............ ,| a ,' Hognn 3rd ........... 4 n j Fermrlo cf ...... ..4 o 0 McWhorlcr 1st ...... -] . 4 : 0 ') Crane rf ..... ..... 4 1 i LaOrutt.i If ...',.,'...$, ] j Swan 2nd ; " 1 ' \ n ....... • : '""''' 2 ' 0 .0 ]] ......... ;__;••) ,- . ,• Ikii 9*. the Lieutenant Meyer On Hospital Staff Newest member of the Station Hospital staff is First Lieut. Francis P. Meyer, Jr., transferred here from Maxwell Field. He and his wife and daughter, Linda Lee, 4, have established residence nt 1120 West Ash St. , . icutenanl, Meyer practiced medicine nt St. Petersburg, Fla. He was commissioned liist September and was slatloned at Randolph Feld and Nashville. He gained his medical training at Duke University Medical School, ind was graduated also from SI. Petersburg Junior College. Wliiit <lo .voii H'siH to know? In this column u vctci-mi of jTiirs of experience In all Iho noncommissioned olflcor (iinslM answers <|IICK(|OIIS on Army 1'iisloms, practice, (rudlllon nnd rcBiilulloiis. Comment, nnd imos- lions arc Invllcd. Address com- mimlrnUoux to the Public lic- liitloiis OITIccr, Ami)' Air Field. lilj'thcvllle, Ark, Send In your Wcsiiuiis. By PETEK J. \VAHAKSA Warmnl OffU'rr J(J Nuns Q. Could you give us an III™ <> r n dcsciiiillon of llio klml ot ulrl lliiU the nvernge soldier likes lo date? A. Army KCBII- Jntlons ronliiln l.otliliiB o» (ils subject., nnd lr»- dlltons nnd customs of Hie Bor- 'Ice offrr no snl- Kfnclnry iniswcr. 1/ioklnu b nek over yen 1-5 of 011- liortunlly tu observe, one might be templed lo reply llml there are, pcrlmjxs, 7,- flOO.OOO men In ll>e Service, mill 7,500.1)00 Iclcns on (lie .subject, 'Hits, Mr. WarnkM however, ccrlnln- ly would lie less tlmn nccnrntc. iw the best thing to do Is to ii|) nnd coutcss tlml this Is ten li question lo attempt, lo answer. Q. II 11 flight surgeon uutllorl/ecl tii wear wings? A. yes The device consists of a pair of ivlmjv S-125 Indies of «old color metal, with the Idler 'O' In the center, .superimposed mxiii tlic Mcdlcnl Corps liislijiiiu. 'I'hcse wings lire worn ns prescribed by imlform regulations IHKKIS. Q. Is there an allotment, plan set U]> to care foi 1 a child In Ihc custody of n divorced wife, with a court, order Hint Ihc fntbi'i' con- tribnle $5.00 |ier week tow'iir'cl the child's sujiiwrt. A. Tlie plan set, lib by the Government for n dependent child Is us follows. The soldier-father makes an allotment to tho child on the basis of $22 n month, mid the (jov- j eminent will contribute $20, making n -lotiil monthly amount of $42. Walnut ; Ridge Ab. R. Bromcrskl If ......... y D Frank 3rd ........ 3 c Kellcy 2nd ......... .'.' ;j 0 Kouroupis ss ......... ;i 0 PuU'in e ........... \ 2 o Holmes 1st ..... i n Wright cf ....... ;..'" 2 „ WOK rt ............ ;; 2 „ P ............ 2 o Sisterly Witnesses LOS ANGELES (U.P.)— "Turn bout Is fair play" -for Mrs. Lrmljjun !nnd Paula- Prnck. tiprf. wife • of 'Scrgl. Louis L. Uidwlg of tlie U. S. Army. Miss Pinch nclcd: n's n .witness In Ihc granting of a divorce to her slslcr nnd then Mrs. Lnnl- gnn acted ns n witness to the mnr- ilage of her sister and Sergeant Ludwig. with both ceremonies by the same judge nt the same sittings. When completed, the Pnu American highway '-will be the loj)jjost road in Hie work). 20 0 Noncom Finds Old Boss Training In His Outfit CAMP ROBINSON, Ark. (U.P.) — Practically every soldier lias had dreams that his old boss would be drafted into tlic Army and serve under him, but il really happened to Tech. Scrgt. Samuel Eismont. EisniDiil recently went to his home In Kansas City on furlough and found that his former boss, Finley E. Spanglcr, had Just been drafted. When he returned he found that Spanglcr not only was Rationed at Camp Robinson, but was a trainee in Ills own regiment. Slept Welf In~Wa7Zone, But Finds U. S. Too Quiet AnKADELPHIrt, Ark. (U P )— First Lieut. Lamar Dews of' 'the Army Air Corps has returned from' he noisy, boisterous Southwest I acific only to find tlml he can't phia" '" <1UiCl ' P?" 1 " 1 Arkndcl- Licutciinnt Dews' said he slept «el| In the war zone and couldn't account for lib wakcfulncss here Dews, a dive bomber pilot on Giinctalcaiiiil for 17 months said however, that he "wouldn't .mind a bit getting accustomed to the quietness or lh c u. S., once Ilic war Is over. SUBSCRIPTION RATEjTaN BEQUEST Farewell'Wave for the WAACs Aw&^IiS^^ " (L/. S. Anii|/ Mr Forces Photo From NEA) Trucltlond of soldiers ill Kan Atigelo, Tex., bombardier school licnd Jor_conitol duly ns WAACs iirrivo to tnku, over their dcsli lobs. Hold Everything No, no, Mike—Ihc mice slay! IB GREET GUES1JF Bnij. Gen. li. 1,. Compere Will B e Graduation Speaker lomorrow With the military honors which me ur^cnwd for one of Ills high rank, Brln. Gen. K. b. (Jomiicre, iidjiitiint gciicrnl of the, Stnle ol Arkansns, nnd slnte director of Selective .Service, will be received on the llyhiB line wlic'n he arrives by Mi-plane tomorrow, morning at (lie Ulytlicvilie Army Air Fluid, Tho.,;t5lst Army Air Fnrces tMind of (lie Illythcvllli! l-'leld, and n sul- dlcr escort of honor will perform the rllitnl, ns Col. Kurt M. Uin- tloii, cnmmntullnc officer, steps forward to greet the distinguished guest of tlie ilny. General Compere, will be the speaker at gradunllon exercises for Ihc Mxlh clnss of nvlnllon cndct.s to complete their training nnd receive Hie gold bars of the second lieutenant, nnd the sliver wings <>i tho Army Air Corps pilot. The exercises will be held at '>:•'<> o'clock In the Post Recreation Hall, with Colonel Lundon officiating, and members of Ills slalf ami principal* of the Hying trnlnliiK )»'"gram on the platform. The general will he luncheon (jncsl at the Olllcers' Mess, with Colonel London, members of his slnll, nnd officers of Die trnliiliiy school. Liebman and Keed To Fl\i Fortresses They will fly tlie 11-17, the fmir- tiKlnc FlyhiR Fortress 'which Is IcnclihiK Adolpli nnd nenlto new annlcs aliout their ulltzkrluK niul ruining Ions of\ explosives on wn prmluotloii ceiilors ol Hie Axis na lions. Cnpl. David 1. Llclmiau and First IJciil, Irwln M. need hnvc lieon ordered to Hendrlcks Field, Fin to intend (lie Ii-17 school, Captain Uolnnan, BIOUP O]>!ra- (Inns officer, cnmo lioru In August from 'nn'iicr Field, On. Hi! was commissioned In September, 1041, an<| before entering service operated nn automobile service station nl South Smlbury,, Uculennnl Heed, n flliiht commander, has been on duty here since AugiiKl. IliV was cominlsnlon- fd In'FTSbnirii-y, 1042, Hack in Whll- llor, Ciillf., before thu wnr, he was a foreman In a pnckl'n'n liotne. I he Soldiers- I.T . , -~:-t friend ... ... Friend and Samaritan In time' ot distress, the Amtrlcari Red Cross, as the volunteer agency created and supported by tht dollars nnd goodwill 'of • the ' American people, extend* •» helping hand lo the man In the Service who be lh' loiiijh luck. . •,. ,/H A field director Is on duty it" ninny Army stations, He,,can pet prompt, Information and action anywhere In the coiuitry through tlic nationwide organ- button o( county chapter* o'f Iho HCel Oross. , ., ,.,,,;,,.,,. .-• in this column the field di- reclor nt Ihe Blythevllle Army Air Flaw discasses examples of his work with full protection of Iho confidence of ttuwe who consult him. • • • BV IKEII I,. SWAN, '" Field Director , American Red Crew '''. Hus your fnntlly indvc'd recently^" n so, lins « correct' dress been left nt tlie post office: formerly used? ' : . " •• '•• . It In Iniporlnnl to Vx;. sure' about- this, for tliousunds of vltnl' wcs-V anges us well ns n liirjte number of: undelivered Allotment checks' have been returned to , Washington,, In". the last, few months slntnticd "un- clniinod' 1 , • ...^. ,.,.,-.,,y.. ,',,•,, i At the rcfiuctit of thii Wnr niuij N n V y de|)iirt-1 mctits. ncrt Craisl Home Service Is I utteni|itlng to] lincc llio licrsonsl lo whom these I ml'NsiiRes wore I nrlglnnlly sent. I While Hie e(irre.i-1 limiclcncc xinlt, of I lied; Cross Home I Service Is nsiml-l H 1 ulilc lo lociite] finiRi-guitcy addresses, .11 some-"' limes tukcs sev- , n . M , . ernl months -to truer! iwrsotis wlio' moved without Iciivhuj. iii'farwiird--. Inii luWrcss, Ulfflcitlttcs-in. local- Ins licoplc often lire conipilcated'- 1)5' (he Iiugc seule alitftlna ol.rxip-i Dilution townrd wnv ' Industry c'cii-!'' tiers where! iiersons seldom illatctt. In oily or teloplionu'dlrocloricV'be-' tiiiisc of their Initislcnt.stntus.; • To fncllltntc the delivery nf (iics- sniies of Imixirlnncc lo a service-', mini's -family, nil.'persons.-listed, ns "iioxt of kin" on -service .records should leave fprwni-itliig'. !ov -emer- gonoy iiitdrcsses with :the ( iiosUof-- flcc when they move. •'•-..'•' ' , .•'• , Cni; lUP>-Dpn A, Imbo- <tcn, first-aid supervisor at the local shipyards, escaped from cluu'gcs of practicing medicine without it license became, u "real" physician could not agree wllii pndcnt on which loc he treated Mary Jane Olnry.s, slilpynnl worker, for. Im- bmlen hnd first lientcd the Injury, bill Inter she weiit to se6 Dr. .lascph W. Sooy, who Insisted lie hnd treated the urcat toe of Miss Clarys's rlglit foot, Miss Olarys, on the other hiuul, Insisted lie; had treated the middle loe of her lell fool. While IrylnB to decide which' iM'wns which Ihc district attorney dismissed tlic charges against Ini- liodeti. • 11 Bacii Air'Forces' pilot: must have the support of 16 to 25 m«i on the' grouiul. ' ' •' - ';" ":"• .1 Bodies of birds, first killed by electrocution, arc fired at aircraft windshields In tests devised lo discover n windshield Mint' will pro- led pllols against, collisions with birds—the cause of many airplane Injuries. Ciillfcirnla.s 1013 wheat crop Is estimated at (!,(M2,000 bushels. Try our "Own Made" Ice Cream Ole Hickory Inn Acrcx« from nifh Schwt PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores Skating Every Afternoon And Night! GUY GEAN'S SKATING RINK Armory SPECIAL RATES Service M«n Ix)i-a(erl on South Scconrt St. Across from Nail. Guard Repair Service 'That Is Fully Guaranteed! Expert Mechanics—Body Men Lee Motor Sales "»_Eart State, Shop P*KB»O tn E. Main' The Modern Ic« Box COOLERATOR For Kconomj and Scr?ke, Tom Little Hwde. Co. ' Phont til 24-HOUR SERVICE Expert Repair Work on General Motors Cars. tANGSTON-WROTEN COMPANY FITTED HY Dtcton J. L and J. C GUARD OPTOMKTRISTS IN BLYTIIEVILIE SINCE 1922 Why buy new shoes vchcn »c can put months of real norTlcj. good ap- pemnce, comfort in your present footwear at modjsl tail. H-flLTCRS QUHLITY SHOe SHOP 121 w MOIN ST. BPTICOL STORE 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 Just liccclved Xcw Assortment CHROMIUM FOG LAMP SETS DRIVING LIGHTS LOY EICH rhone 7? SMALL LOANS OB Anrthbit •! Vttw. Ea*t Main Lou Co. AM, PRESCRIPTIONS « AND SAVE-VOU MONEY STEWARDS;?! Drug S to r e i Main &, take ; Phorw 282J Flowers For Every OcVa. sion .. .Funeral designs, wedding flowers, ,cor p sages, 4 ;-; ' t \ ' • ''•••• ' THE FLOWER SHOP WE DKUVER ;',.'-• QLENCOE HOTEL BUXli Phone 191 /1/Y 1 * ' "1 " '. 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