The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 11, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 11, 1950
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PAGE TWO Boys, This Is The New Army: Those Are Tanks and You Are All Human BMTHE'VTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS (Editors Note: This Is (he first of three articles on what goes on these days In military,camps train- Ing thousands of young Americans for defense and possible war.) By ED CKEAOH FORT KNOX, Ky., Oct. 11. UP)— "Now you fellows got to realize," the sergeant said, "these things are not play-toys, These ore tanks. You can knock out the enemy with 'em—or you ca'n get knocked out yourself. It's up to you." Round-eyed, the recruits listened. One of them. Pvt. Lee H. Young, shook his head in slow bewilderment. Back In East Lynn, W.Va., Lafe Pool. But he never expected he'd be gelling the word on tank- jockeying from the old sarae himself. : Poo! is a leathery, limping one- —more Important, (o a tankman— the Army's training center for armor. "A I'rcttf fJoixJ Me.i" Walk around Knox s 100.000 acres ami you'll get a pretty good Irtca what goes on In a training camp I in these days of partial mobtliza-l tion—what will happen to vou or to your son or (he neighbor's boy when Uncle Sam beckons. Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Harrold, post commander, will give you the general idea: "Before Korea, we took H weeks to give young civilians their basic training. Now we cut out (In frills and squeeze It into six weeks. That leaves eight weeks for specialized training. The men learn t/> drive tanks, handle bnzTokas. "They get battle condillontns. ..... „ —- )CIlr " whnt shell fire sounds like. man army from Kerrville. Tex. His T »ey arc toughened, mentally ami tank led Gen. Oeorgc S. Patton.' physically, for combat. It's a rough Jr.'s columns in 21 full-scale at- i '< weeks. But It's better training tacks. Pool's guns killed more than "'an we had before. It's far more 1.000 Germans, destroyed more than real and concrete." 250 enemy vehicles. , | Voll w . on - t we m(|ch at(c|Uj 'Course they did some shooting paid to such things as push-ups nnri back." drawled the sergeant. "Shot dismounted drill In this kind of three tanks out from under me be- training. Vou will sec grim young fore (hey finally got me in the leg. srldlers learning to handle tho M-l Spent four years In hospitals, got rifle, skulking through the autumn; fixed up with this mechanical leg. darkness in patrols, creeping on' It don't compare with the old one 'heir bellies under barbed wire but I get around." . Ru^erl? Sure Today Pool Is one of many com-1 Rugged? Sure. And vet- bat veterans making soldiers out ot| It's a safe bet that eight out of civilians 3t Port Knox. safe deposit 10 recruits like the Army better box for most of the world's gold and than their older brother like the "old Army" of World War II For the "new Army" isn't' lust a Pipe dream, if, here . Yoi /' a G.r Is no dogface or sad sack He's a human being, a free American or'V'n '"»l«d "ke one I* .p'fc ofjhe demands of military rtiscl- At Fort Knox you'll hcar „.. m C " nml """"* you "• " cers CX P">"> «•«happening next aivi " vou' if' fZ u* c .°r fully what's &r 'cT 0 "?"' ""™ U Better, that chow tastes better "Nobody pushes us around The officers seem to be out for tl e I (cress of (he men," was the e a."d But there's also n sense of pur- nose- and accomplishment. The men know whaf they arc doing Anrt nenernl Harrow (ells S\hu hey may be doing In the future If the world doesn't settle down: "We have not ye t reached that sis- e of civilization when we can definitely say (here will be m more wars. And re who serve in ti, c ground forces kitow, with a certainty rooted |n personal experience Hint the ultimate test of our rm tltmal strength will be centered in the .Army of (he United States." Tomorrow: Oreal Lakes, II] naval training center. BEERS UP WELL-John J. McCloy. U. S. tiiEh Commissioner in Germany, tills a stein of Mnenchncr brew o( the Munich town hall. He attended the two-day program climaxing Bavarian Exporl Week. Photo by NtA-Acme Slaif Photographer Gerhard P. Seinig. Ground cork is still used for bot- |e stoppers, but the larger quantity goes into Insulation for refrigerated structures: coverings for More Physical Labor in '50, Use of Work Clothing Shows More men are doing hard physical labor this year than in 1019 u the Increased use of cotton work clothes Is an Indication, the National Cotton Council reports. Approximately 114.000 bales of cotton were used In men's overalls, dungarees', «nd work pants during Ihe first four months of 1950, representing »n Increase of 24,000 bales over the same period of the preceding year, the Council notes. Estimated cotton consumption In :ach of the Items during the period this year was: overalls, 26,00o bales; dungarees, 34.000 hales; and work pants, 54,000 bales. Well-Styled Commenting on the use of cotton n work clothes, n National Cotton Council official noted that work clothing has undergone tremendous changes as the standard of living las risen swiftly in the past few •ears. No longer do grimy, cast-off clothing and hard work go hand-inland. Today with a wide array of well-styled, carefully sewn and ailored cotton work garments that ire both functional and attractive, the American workman is the best dressed worker In th* world. WHEN^EMIIUMKS. WOMY LEAVE YOU HIRED WEAK inn* Vou; (irtcl fwlmg in.y conn! low Mood count. S.S.6'. I The work clothes of (oday are durable, washable, garments that are designed to boost both morale and production. So attractive have work clothes become that such staple Kerns as chambrays and tight-fitting cowboy - type denim dungarees have been borrowed by fashionable sports enthusiasts, school children, and amateur nar- deners. Efficiency Increased industrial workers and farmers In World War II learned that the right kinds of work clothing are as Important as the right kinds of tools, the Cotton Council spokesman said. He added that efficiency engineers and farm managers have discovered that absenteeism and! loss of energy on Die Job frequently i are due to Improper work clothing,. They found that absenteeism could be cut and efficiency Improved by such personal habits of cleanliness a/; frequent changes of cotton work clothing, fresh cotton socks, underwear, handkerchiefs, and clean cotton towels each day. The efficiency engineers discovered that clean clothes and a clean body are the workman's protection against fatigue, occupational disease, and nervous tension, Work clothing designed to suit the job to be done results in Increased efficiency. Nearly all types of work clothes today ore made of cotton fabrics because cotton washes well, Is color fast, absorbs Inspiration, Is shrink resistant,. 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