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Payne Field zooms. [volume] (Payne Field, West Point, Miss.) 1918-1919, September 11, 1918, Image 6

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West Point
Hardware
Company
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FOR
EVERYTHING
IN
Hardware
Military Lockers
Gold Medal
We are here to accommodate
you—use us.
WEST POINT, MISS.
When Visiting Columbus
EAT AT
She Sell Cafe
The Best Equipped and
Most SANITARY Place in Town
J, W. JONES, Druggist
We Carry a Full Line of
Drugs, Cigars, Cigarettes, Cold Drinks
TOILET ARTICLES—STATIONERY
Next Door to Gilmer Hotel
Columbus, Miss.
“OUR BECT LIVER TONIC"
TAKES THE PLACE OF CALOMEL
Acts on the Liver and Cures Indigestion
50c A BOTTLE
FOR SALE BY
R. H. REDUS & COMPANY
WEST POINT, MISS.
Made by Weaver & Harrington, Columbus, Miss.
Established 1889
J. H. Stevens & Son
“The Main Street Grocers”
Columbus, Mississippi
All Things in a First-Class Grocery.
Will Appreciate Your Business
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! THE OWLS’ PARTY !
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There is a certain group of
men at Payne Feld who invert
the intended arrangement of
rest and labor. During the
bright daylight hours, when
they should be working, they
rest; and during the dark
hours of the night, when all is
at repose, they prowl about
and toil.
Anyone who has been awak
ened from a healthy sleep by
the measured cadence of a
hammer or the humdrum of a
motor across the way will bear
testimony to this sad truth.
In consequence of their an
noying habits, it was a general
understanding in the Post that
this group was not to be enter
tained or catered to in any
way. ^'
This growing tradition how
ever, was broken last week
through the insistence of the
War Camp Community Ser
vice, under the direction ol
Mr. L. L. Eddy. Mr. Eddy
heard of these men and imme
diately felt a great interest in
them. Not living at the camp
and consequently never awak
ened rudely in the dead of
night, he could not understand
why they had been so consist
entiy ignored.
After he had taken such a
decisive stand in the matter,
everybody at the field felt it
was only proper to cooperate
with him. Accordingly every
thing was done to make the
proposed party a success.
Mr. Walker kindly offered
the swimming and boating fa
cilities of his lake, and the peo
ple of West Point, with their
characteristic good will, lent
thems.elves to the accomplish
ment of the outing. Enough
S machines were donated to car
! ry the men from West Point to
the lake and back to Payne
; Feld in the evening.
-; The picnic dinner was in
" charge of the ladies of the Pa
: 'rio.tic League.
Thursday, Aug. 22, the day
! of the outing, was an ideal out
! ing day, moderately warm and
| clear. Swimming, rowing
j singing and walking in the
j woods all contributed their
i share to pass the time happi
| ly. The dinner was good tc
behold and better to contain
It rounded out the day beau
| tifully.
FORTY NEW SQUADRONS
Of the forty air squadrons
whose organization was re
“ j cently authorized, four will be
located at Houston, Texas, anc
” thirty-six, or a training brigade
of three wings, on L'ong Island
N. Y. The base of this Long
Island training brigade, ae
now planned, will be Hazle
hurst Field, near Mineola. The
squadrons will be quartered
in groups of four on nine out
are to serve under field con
ditons, simulating as nearly as
practicable the conditions be
hind the lines in’ France. Thej
I will train as organizations
and it is hoped to furnisl
them completely with person
nel and equipment so thai
— when they have finished theii
training in the brigade verj
— little additional training wil
' be required before they take
their places on the front. This
wil also enable them to be senl
to Europe in complete squad
rons instead of detachments
as heretofore. The outlying
fields on Long Island, whicl
! will be used for the new en
larged training operations, wil
be Brin'dley Field, at Com
mack; Lufberry Field at Wan
taugh; Mitchel Field at Min
eola;, and Henry J. Damir
Field, near Babylon. Fiv<
more will be occupied event
ually.—Army and Navy Jour
| nal.
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o NOTICE!
o -
o It has come to the at
o tention of the Circula
o tion Department that a
o few subscribers are not
o receiving their copies
o of Zooms. An error of
o this kind will be prompt
o ly remedied if Lieut. T.
o W. Osborn, Circulation
o Manager, is notified,
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Paging Lt. K. P.
One K. P. rises to remark
that he is now qualified as an
oculist and a wrist, having op
erated on the eyes of innumer
able potatoes and ears of corn.
“High-brow” K. P’s may re
fer to themselves as Culinary
Sanitarians,^, if it will make
them feel any better.
Mixed Drinks
The preacher with a suit
I case full of booze, whom Lieut.
McLean pinched, evidently
confounded spirituous with
spiritual.
They Lost
The American Press Humor
ists’ Association voted to pay '
the running expenses of the '
Austrian army.
What the night men are
for: to run motors and hammer
with the largest hammers they
can find and otherwise accus
tom the men in the barracks
to sleping at the front.
At the Y". M. C. A. there is
a poster teaching the soldier
the value of silence. It runs
as follows:
A wise old owl sat on an oak,
Tli a m ai*a li a on xi* fVi a 1 ado Tin
spoke,
The less he spoke the more he
heard.
O Soldier, imitate this bird.
Mr. Marshall was trying to
teach it to the men at the Y
one day; this is the result he
received from one husky lad:
A wise old bird sat on a tree,
I’ll shut my mouth, he sez, sez
he,
He shut his mouth and never
spoke,
0 Soldier, imitate that bloke.
RUMOR, WHERE I
IS THY STING?
A. —I just heard, we were
likely to be sent to San Diego.
B. —I heard all the instruc
tors were to go overseas this
week to teach Cadets.
A. —Naw! there’s nothing
to that, but I DO know I’m on
! overseas orders.
B. —Someone said this was
to be a Cadet school only.
A. —It may be true at that.
B. —I hear you have a fairly
good chance of getting over if
■ you have any special qualifi
! cations.
A.—Well, that lets me out—
1 can’t do anything but fly.
R —T’d likp to <rpt to Oardpn
City; I know a girl up there,
and Boy! she is SOME GIRL.
A. —Ha! Ha! The only Gar
den you’ll ever see, is Hangar
Garden. .
B. —Did you hear about that
( cross country trip to take in
| St. Louis, Memphis n’every
thing?
A.—Well, I hope they plan
one to Alaska via Florida.
, B.—Why?
A.—Oh, because there
might be some orders in when
' we got back.
AirAVrATORS GET
NEW FLYING COATS
Have you seen ’em?
Nearly every flyer at Payne
Field has been outfitted by the
government With the regula
tion leather flying coat. The
coats arrived at a most oppor
tune time, too, for the zephyrs
that have been wafting over
Payne Field during the past
' week have been decidedly
! chilly.
Regulation sweaters and
goggles have also been issued
by the flying department. The
flying coats can be worn on or
off the post, but the sweaters
must be either discarded or
worn underneath the shirt
, when leaving the field.
THE GILMER
Columbus, Mississippi
OFFERS
SPECIAL COURTESIES
To All Men in Uniform
Che Bank of Blest Point
WEST POINT, MISSISSIPPI
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Any business given us will be appreciated and will
receive our best attention. The business of Payne Field
especially solicited. WE WILL do our best to make
our business relations pleasant and agreeable.
FOUR PER CENT PAID ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
DEPOSITS GUARANTEED
.>
BANK OF WEST POINT
Columbus Clothing Co.
CLOTHING
SHOES HATS
HENRY BEARD, - - - - PRESIDENT
Watkins Millinery and Ladies Exchange
25 MAUN STREET
West Point, Mississippi
Miss Watkins is in Chicago this week buying the
latest and best things out in hats.
GAGE AND ACH HATS LEAD
Commercial Hotel
Mrs. A. E. Gunter, Proprietress
American Plan—Special Rates to Soldiers
Try Us When in the City.
Columbtls, Mississippi
BLAYLOCK’S BARBER SHOP
Next Door to Ivy-Deanes Drug Store
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FIRST-CLASS SERVICE
We^t Point, oMississippi
“MV BARBER SHOP”
TUB AND SHOWER BATHS
■. — —. _.... f
34 Commerce Street West Point, Miss.
DIXIE PROTO COMPANY
WILL MOVE TO
West Point Opera House, Main Street
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