North Carolina Newspapers

    Vol. 1 No. 32
J\ily 24,1943
Crack Band
Missing—Man With Shotgun
For Review'
WaUh-mel-ool Yownh, boy and bowl And If you dcm’t the coaUlner, Just look at these expressloM. Note also the modest
_ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ the melon slabs. One fellow looks like be only has a third
16th School Oroup is enjoylnff the ripe and red fniJt in the green of a mekml
WarQuiz Given Se ymour J ohn son’sG Is
Tests Show
Knowledge of
War Fronts
Seymour Johnson Field soldiers
are well toformed on some phases
of the war's events but fall slightly
below par on others, a survey tak
en by the Alr-O-Ueeb revealed this
TO take the survey, the Air-O-
Uech gave a written news quls
to a group of the field’s first ser
geants, several officers, and en-
Uafed taken at random.
Four civUisna also took the exam.
Altogether 90 persons were
Ihe quls f for the names of
three neutral nations: checking air
oommanders In a group Including
Patton. Idontgomery, Tedder. Els-
anbower. Spaats. and Alexander:
the batUd In which Hill
m figured: naming the sector In
In which Munda Is located, and
the of three fronts on
which American troops are en
gaged in large numbeiv.
Only eight scored 100 on the
test. -
Ten scored tt; 14 scored W; six
scored '10; three scored 00; four
gamereo 90 points: three had 40
only 10 and another
scored s sero — s perfect blank.
When the test was set up, It was
agreed that a grade of M to 100
wnoM be ooosldcred exctilent to
•0 to 00 good, and *70 to 80 fair,
lbs average was expected to be
■0. however, the average waa on y
n. me potats below Uie “par” for
the qtda.’
klost oommoaly missed qnestloo
wsk that psrtainmg to SU No. 600.
Would you 1^ to see Imw you
' eo^ 4st Ybe Wat Is o* IIiIb page,
and ae answers on snothsr. Try
I Movie Star Gilbert Roland
' Now Lt. Stationed Here
I Stenographers In
I Wednesday o- this
week cave
vent to ^'ohsl“ and “ahsl" as
they recognized a handsome/ pipe-
smoking officer as Oilberi Roli^
—screen star — now a second
lieutenant in the Army Air Forces
and on duty .at Sejrmour Jc^inson
Just back from three months du
ty in the Booth Atlantic Lt Bo>,
land told Public Relations and Air-
O-Mech newsshawks that his wife,
Constance Bennett, beauteous
stage screen star. Is now doing
a stage play In New York ’’but
X don't know when I'll get a
to see her again."
Up from the ranks. Lt. Roland
was Inducted 15 months ago and
did bis basic training at Camp
Crowder, Uo. Later be was trans-
.ferred to Bolling Field at Wash-
Continued CO Page Three
ah^mech news qub
(Answers pa Page •>
Hey* Bub! Ya
Gotta Sttmp
You can’t send your Alr-O-Mecb
home free — there’s a mailing
charge on It.
That word came frcnn the Post
Office at Seymour Johnson ttila
week as officers and men revealed
that more than 400 of the papers
hsd been returned to soldiers who
tried to send them without postage.
The paper may be cUpp^ after
It is folded and addressed, or it
may be wrapped and addressed,
and sent for one and one > half
cents postage: or it may be placed
in an envelope, the flap not glued
but simply stuck Inside the enve
lope. for one and one half cents
With the warning came addition
al advice and renunders from the
postoffice. These were:
Tree’’ mall aig)Ue8 only to first
class matter — ordinary letters
and post cards. The word “frM"
and the gender’s name and return
address must be In handwrltingp
not typed.
Postage must be fully prepaid
at the office of mining for par
cels, registered letters, air malls.
Special delivery stamps are tised
with either a three cent stamp or
the word “free”. A complete re
turn address mxist be shown on
an maL.
In mailing parcels, do not en
close old letten or wrlt^ of any
kind. This will subject the parcel
to first class postage at three
cents per ounce. Sealed parcels
Fin not be seoepted unless
printed parcel poM labels are
used. The labels may be ototalaad
at the Mato Post Exebitoga wra^
ptog station.
Eanrthagi must not ba loofead.
•» \OontfiaedanPag*llawo
When the lOO-plece white helmet-
ed military band of B. J. Field
takes the lead In the special re
view this morning on the post drUl
field, there will be martial music
But the band, under the com
mand of Lt. Walter D. Stark, is
composed of more than Just mu
sicians. Every man is a soldier as
well as a specialist to keeping with
the highest tradition of the Army
Air Forces. For all bandsmen re
ceived their basic training before -
tlaey entered bands,; azul are even
now continuing their full quota of
military and physical training.
Band Oempoacd of t Cntto
The Seymour Johnson field band
twice winner of the Post Excel
lence Award. Is composed of the
7th AAF Band and the recently
arrived 28th AAF Band. Wo Free
man L. Russell is bandleader of
the 7th. and M-8gt. ^rman F.
Leyden, the 28tb.
As a marching unit, the com
bined bands perform at special re
views and parades, and as sep
arate tmlts take part alternately
In retreat oeremonles and change
of classes. The drum majors of
the respective outfits are pI.C
Carl Hulsey and Pfc. Arnold E.
Drum And Bugle Corps Outstaad-
A smaller, but no less distinc
tive. martial. unit of the band Is
the Post Drum and Bugle Corps,
under the leadership of Cpl. Jo
se^ Murray. The Bugle Corps Is
a Apiece organization which sup
plements the perfoiinahee of the
marching bantu with colorful field
music. The post bugler Is also
chosen from this group.
Another Important ftmetion o f
the bands Is participation to the
eztensive stogtog program of the
Field. When leamng the troops, the
bandsmen vender favorite march-
tog songs to addition to the regular
Whether the setting is a dance,
a radio show, a theatre, a camp
shew, or a mess hall, there is a
unit M swtogsters cc hand from
the Post band to keep the place
Rot and heavy, sweet and low.
It makes no difference to the lead
ers of the orchestras -r4hey have
it to their bag. and can produce
it on demaxMl. Wbra' a radio
show Is to the offing, the “Tech
Oommandos" of M-Sgt. Norman F.
Leyden step to with a handful of
tbelr own arrangementa to enUven
the proceedings.
Sixteen Pleee Daaee Orebeetrm
When there is « dance at the
USO, or the Servloe Club. Sgt. Oa-
ear McCaulay lines up bis iS-piece
Oontinoed on Page Three
Famous Pianist
Entertains 6.I.S
Mrs. Marya Soltys, who was
here at Seymour Johnson ' Field
visiting her husband Sgt. Chris Sol-
tr cl the Tilth Tag. last
week, performed the rather con
spicuous trkk of turning a dam-
orotts Service Club into a aUently
listening group Pj her stogtocand
piano playing, fellsted men en
joyed her talents during the two
days she entertained atttw Club.
Mrs. Soltys, whose husband 8^
Soltys is a P. T. man on the field
and an ex-wresUer and welAt
lifter, is a statuesque ItiiiSii-
Oreek girl who studlM vole# and
piano ^ytog In Vlsnna. loanee
and Italy and has been doing
teuse work to the Irsrttng
clubs throughout the country. She
recently ftowied an csigagement al
Jack Dempsey's Orlll St New
York dPg. She lays claim to'betog
able tc sing to 16 different Ian
guages tochidlng Chinese and
Our soldiers said that her vocal
work and ptanq playtog Was a real
treat. Tb^ listened rapCIy from
the seats to the balcony down
stairs. All available seating was
taken and many Uiald^lad »"it
fatigue-clothed Oil ttUed the outer
receeses of the Servloe . Club, ae'
th^^Batened to die.flneoifli
Jotansantten ae ad Pad
said they had good toete to thalr

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