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OVER-SEAS DUTY Enlisted men of Payne Field have many opportunities for over-seas set-vice, as orders come in nearly every week or dering the transfer of certain proficient men in various trades to points where orders to go across await them. In selecting men to fill these orders sent out by the War Department, the authorities at this field choose those men who have demonstrated their effi ciency in a certain line, and who have always conducted themselves in a soldiery and military manner. All orders pertaining to over-seas duty are kept in a pad-locked file at headquarters and no one knows their ultimate destina tion when leaving this post by authority of such orders. During the past month some twelve or’fourteen men have been ordered from this post for over-seas work. Places at. this post left vacant by the transfer, will be filled by men from the Mechanic’s School of the Air Service, located at St. T-» _ . . 1 A ,T :_ x nui, atx 11111. OFFICERS AND MEN GET PAY ON TIME Every officer and every en listed man at Payne Field re ceived his August pay prompt ly on the last day of the month. The paying of a command the size of Payne Field’s, especial ly where there are so many officers, each of whom has a separate voucher, so promptly is unusual in the military ser vice. The fact reflects a great deal of credit upon the Dis bursing Officer, Lieut. Yale S. Nathanson, and his staff of the Quartermaster Corps. IF YOU DRAW Hand in your drawings and suggestions for cartoons to the “ZOOMS” Art Editor, Room 13, Cadet Wing. Drawings for reproduction must be orig inal and done in black ink. Howorths Dept. Store West Point, Mississippi General Dry Goods, Notions Ready=to=Wear SHOES for the family MEN’S FURNISHINGS of all kinds. O. D. Shirts, Officers’ Shoes and ARMY LOCKERS I WRIGHT FIELD GETS FLYERSM PAYNE Thirty-Two of Newly-Commis sioned Flyers Ordered to Report at Dayton. An order despatching thirty two of the Second Lieutenants recently commissioned a t Payne Field, to Wilber Wright Field, near Dayton, Ohio, was the second of a series of orders published at headquarters last week. All of the newly-com missioned officers may be sent to other posts, as the number of Hying officers at this field is beyond the quota. The men were to report at their new station last Saturday where they will probably take a five weeks’ course in ad vanced machine gun work. The following Second Lieu tenants were on the order: John H. Bumstead, Francis J J. Feeney, Eugene L. Harold, John C. Howard, August T. McKinstry, John B. Mailers, Floyd 11. Muncie, James K. Og den, Harry E. Scouten, Robert D. Wright, Homer H. Davis, Robert L. Fisher,John E. Henn, Kenneth G. Leigh, Edward R. Saunders, Alfred S. Mattson, Raymond R. Noland, Richard L. Owen, Arthur O. Wellman, Bert 1/. Hamor, McKendree A. Tucker, Guy H. Dick, Charles E. Hamlin, Maurice B. Hill, Raymond J. McGill, Harry D. i Stone, William K. Moran, Ber nard J. O’Brien, E. P . S. Wright. Jr., Nelson P. Rice, George W. Ehlers and John , P. Pavson. _ i To Examine Pvlen For First-Ciass Chauffeurs Each squadron at Payne Field is entitled to have on its rolls eight chauffeurs, first class, a rank that carries the same pay as sergeant, first class. So far there have been no applications made for ex aminations for this grade, and it is the desire of the Promo tion Board that any man desir ing to be examined for this rank, hand his name to his Squadron (Commander. The examination is much similar to the one given for the grade of sergeant, first class. REGULAR SCHEDULE WEST POINT BUSSES Through the efforts of Capt. W. C. Fisher and Mayor D. Cottrell ati arrangement has been made by which fourteen of the jitney bus men have agreed to maintain an hourly schedule between Payne Field and West Point. Commen cing at 8 a. m. a bus will leave the North gate by the transportation office at the same time a bus will leave the City Hall for Payne Field and every hour thereafter until fi p. m. The fare to be twenty five cents for each person regardless of the number of passengers. RELIGIOUS SERVICES Every Thursday at 8 it. m. Sundays, regular post service, 10:30 a. m. Evening service, 8 p. m. Ail at the Y. M. C. A. Catholic service, confession 8 a. m., mass 8:30 a. m. At hanger No. 15. . 2be first national West Point flank Mississippi OLDEST NATIONAL BANK IN MISSISSIPPI Only National Bank in Clay County Our entire reserve, which is 7 per cent, of our depos its, is carried with the Federal Reserve Bank. -This helps our Government. -You can help by carrying your account with us and we uould be pleased to have it. EIGHT OFFICERS TO CAMPGJM CITY Late Order Robs Zooms of its News Editor—All Lately Commissioned. Eight flying officers leave this week for duty at the Aero nautical General Supply Depot at Camp Garden City, Long Island. These officers are ones that were recently commis sioned at Payne Field. Of the ninety-five to be commissioned here, fifty-seven have already been ordered away, and it is believed that the remainder will soon receive orders. The men leaving for Long Island are: Second Lieutenants Edwin H. Copenhaver, jr., Francis E. Fitzpatrick, James L. Lon ginotti, George R. Merrill, Jr., Raymond T. Mills, Harry E. Murray, Frank E. Pritchett and Ted Reid. With the departure of Lieut. Mills, ZOOMS loses its News Editor. Lieut. Mills was one of the hardest workers of the staff and it was largely to his efforts that ZOOMS owes the success of the first issue. WE5T POINT RED CROSS WILL MEND CLOTHING FOR MEN In a letter received' by a member of the ZOOMS staff from Miss Frances Dugan, Chairman of the Woman's Work of the West Point Red Cross organization, it is an i nounced that mending of sold ! ier’s clothing will be done by that society. An extract from the letter follows: “The Surgical Dressing De partment of the West Point Chapter will soon begin woik on a special dressing for the use of hospital at Payne Field. This department has the lol lowing splendid officers: Mrs. ! L. Clisby, Chairman; Mrs. A. i Turner, Assistant Chairman, | Mrs. J. A. Johnson, Instructor. ] “Every man wearing uniform ! is most cordially invited to bring his clothes to the Red | Cross headquarters when there is any mending they wish done.” THE AIRPLANE Is the military eagle, aptly termed the eyes of the army. Rising above and before the battle line, it watches for com ing attacks. Fire insurance is the AIR PLANE of protection. No eye can see where it will strike next. » Adequate insurance is the Airplane of protection. Use foresight instead of actual vis ion. Place your insurance with tl e insurance expert of Northeast Mississippi— R. L. BETTY. INSURANCE West Point, Mississippi FOUR MEN EXAMINED FOR COMMISSIONS Master Signal Electricians St I Clair D. Welsh, B. B. Martin, and W. j L. Nordhorm; and Sergeant, First j Class, H. U. Miles, returned to Payne Field Sunday after having been examined for comrrissions as Second Lieutenants in the Air Service, non-flying. These men were recommended sometime ago by the Engineering Department for commission in that brunch of the Air Service. They were given the examination at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss. RED CROSS HLlT~ FOR PAYNE FIELD Payne Field is to have a Red j Cross hut. Authority was received Mon day by the Commanding Offi cer for the erection of a build-1 ing 24x60 feet for the use of the Red Cross Society. The structure will be built along the lines of the other buildings of the post, having a red rock roof and being painted a sage green. It will be located either at the west of the Hostess House or north of the Y. M. C. A., and across the tracks. TO TAxirEXAM FOR Q. M. COMMISSION Sergeant, First Class W. E. Hayes, of Squadron “B,” is to take an examination soon for commission as Second Lieuten ant of the Quartermaster Corps. Sergeant Hayes is Steward of the Post Exchange. OKOLONA’S MAYOR 1IIESJO PAYNE Payne field Zooms: Through the courtesy of your correspondent at this place, Miss (Margaret (Smith, 1 want to take a small part of her space to say a few words in the name oi the citizens of Okolona, Mississippi. To tile buys at Pay lie Field, we send our greetings; we | want you to know that we of j Okolona are one hundred per (cent American; that we realize that this war has got to be won, and that the boys in khaki are going to do the .job. We realize lhat the army, as a whole, is going to do this, and ; every man in it, from the least I lo the greatest, merits and has our best wishes and support. Hut the boys who have the dar ing and dash to spin and fum ble around amid air thousands of feet from terra-firma, when one false manipulation of lev er would precipitate a crash to earth with disastrous re sults, somehow has the inside track on admiration thrills;1 this is true at least of the writer. Now, we want to say to you that we have one of the best and largest landing fields here as you know, of any place in the country. A field that will accommodate fifty planes at | once. We have a rest and reading room at the library which will accommodate one to t It i’pp Vnmrlrpfl vs YVp ai*p also opening, under the aus pices ot' the Red Cross, a sur- j 1 gical dressing room at Liberty ; Loan headquarters. To all of these, as well as the homes of Okolona, we give you a hearty welcome. We hope to have you with us frequently and stay as long as you can. We have established these ac commodations for you as a partial token of our apprecia tion for your service to our country. In closing, allow me to speak a good word for your paper, the Payne Field Zooms. My name is on the subscription list i and we hope to get you a good j list of names at this place. Very respectfully, R. L. FITZGERALD, | Mayor.! OFFICERS LEAVE FOR OTHER DUTY — Last week three of the! ground officers of Payne Field | were transferred from the post to assume other duties. Lieut. J. A. Ferrer left for, the Aviation Repair Depot at Montgomery, Alabama; Lieut. Harry Secord, Inspector-In structor at Payne Field, was' transferred to the Infantry and left for Camp McClellan, Georgia, and Lieut. Ernest i Hansberger was placed on de-> tached service and sent to Langley Field, Virginia, for a special course in Engineering. I __ . f Kaiiiornia .-.Cafe/. ABERDEEN, MISS. HOME OF THE SOLDIERS NICK DENOS, Proprietor i"" - --— A. &J, Rubel Co. Aberdeen, Miss. Kuppenheimer Military Uniforms cMade to Individual Measure Manhattan Shirts STETSON HATS Military and Civilian Shoes If It’s Correct in Style, We Have It Special invitation to Payne Field boya to call in a social way, and make our atore headquarters when in our city A. & J. Rubel Co. j _ Holt Hotel T5he Leading West "Point Hotel AMERICAN PLAN Rates - - - $2.50 With Private Bath - - $3.00 L. H. MILLER SPECIALTY OF Eggs, Chickens, Butter Fresh Vegetables QVICK. VELIVEHy—THOJVE JWO. I WEST POINT, MISSISSIPPI }, D, Johnson Store North End of Commerce Street MAGAZINES, SODAS, JEWELRY AND WATCH REPAIRING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS West Point, Mississippi THE KYLE HOUSE Corner Court and Broad Streets DAY RATE_$1.40 WEEK RATE_$7.50 American Plan Meals Separate 35c West Point, Mississippi Semmelman’s Department Store WEST POINT’S LEADING STORE We Specialize in Military Goods Agents for Kuppenheimer arvd Society Brand Urviforms Nettleton’s Boots and Shoes STETSON ARMY HATS ^/llxxjciyj Something JVe&tj, Come in Often!