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Payne Field zooms. [volume] (Payne Field, West Point, Miss.) 1918-1919, September 04, 1918, Image 5

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ENLISTED MEN GET
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Kaiiiornia
.-.Cafe/.
ABERDEEN, MISS.
HOME
OF THE SOLDIERS
NICK DENOS, Proprietor
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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!

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