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BUY THAT BUY THAT Liberty Bond Liberty Bond VOLUME I. PAYNE FIELD. MISS., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1918. Number 8 SIA PING QUARENTINE ORDER HOLDS MEN IN CAMP DURING SPREAD OE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC •_ i Only Official Business or Special Permission to Live in Town Allows Soldier From Camp Limits. MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH QUARENTINE PUSS All Surrounding Cities Have Placed Ban on Gathering—Medi cal Corp Has Disease Under Check at Payne Field All Precautions Taken. No officer or enlisted man of Payne Field will be allowed outside the limits of the Post; excepting, when on official business or, for those living with their wives in town, when they go in for the evening. Those coming under these ex ceptions must be equipped with the Quarentine pass. This is the gist of the sweep ing quarentine order placed upon Payne Field Sunday night by Major W. R. Jamieson the Post Surgeon. The major de clares that the restrictions are placed upon the officers and men, merely in order to enable the Medical Department to more properly control the epi demic of Spanish Influenza that has struck this section of Mississippi and Payne Field. While the men remain in camp it is certain that the exposure to influenza that they undergo is lowered to the minimum, but if they were allowed to leave the camp as usual they might, unknowingly expose themsel ves and contract the disease, thereby carrying it anew into the camp. All unnecessary gatherings at the Post have likewise been placed under the ban. The Monday night’s boxing pro grams, meetings at the Y. M. C. A., enlisted men’s educational classes—all have been tempor arily barred. But five men are allowed inside the Post Ex change at a time. The regular barracks have been vacated and the men are sleeping out side or in the open hangers. Every precaution has been taken to impede the progress of the epidemic, and those slight cases which have been reported are under com plete control. The Medical Department has displayed perfect harmony and organization in handling .the increased rush of business up on their departmen. Every man that reported for treat ment who displayed the sligh test indication of contracting influenza has immediately been placed in the hospital. At pre sent five buildings and a tent hangar are used to accomodate the patients. There are, how ever, no serious cases, at pre sent, and the indications are favorable toward a rapid ex tinction of the epidemic at the field. Men who reported at the first outbreak are already being discharged, cured. Major Jamieson’s Statement. For so successfully handling this epidemic, the doctors, nurs es and enlisted men of the Med ical Corps deserve the highest praise. The doctors are work ing shifts of 36 hours, the nurs es and enlisted men are at work almost continuously. Shortly before press time Major Jamie continued on page seven) FLUNG DIRECTOR BACK FROM LONG CROSS-COUNTRY Lieut. Weddington Returned Saturday After Ten Days Trip Thru South. THRILLINGJXPERIENCES Regal Reception at Kelly Field Where he was Formerly Stationed. After flying over four thou sand miles and visiting nearly every southern aviation camp, Lieut. Harry Weddington, Of ficer in charge of flying at Pay-! ne Field, returned last Satur-' day morning.He had been gone ten days and had established, what is believed to be a record for long distance flying—over a thousand miles in a little over ten hours. At every field visited, I.ieut. Weddington was accorded a | most hospitable reception, especial effort being made for his comfort at Eberts Field, Loanoke, Ark., and Kelly Field San Antonia, Texas. Upon his return trip he left Eberts Field at 2:30 p. m., last Friday, but (Continued on page seven) ; ■«*'■•*■ **^»it»v»■*»*»■«'»**'***• ■*•***■*«*«*****•******•«*«*■*** .*»»»»»^* , j Eight Payne Field Airplanes in Defensive Formation : ■****»**»■*%*«• i»^**'jr*»#»»*■* ■*»*»** •***»»*»■J»*^*.»*HM**»«■**^*****^*«,^^***•*»■■■'*■ *l'-"*',r****^-'-* **»*»•■' | i . I Payne Field’s formation flying has been developed to a high state of efficiency under the direction of Lieut. Earl T. Vance, Officer in charge of Formation Flying. The picture printed above is typical of the well-executed formations that sail daily over Payne Field and West Point. The picture was taken from a ninth plane of the formation by a member of the Post Photoghaphic section. a»a*aaaaa*v>a^a^*At««*iUWt a^'> •'•***<•<* ■••»*■ &aa>a<a>an>i'a< afa«WVaJWa*a»a*aia>an>Win*Wa^a«a>aiian*i«kl | Formation Stage Instructors at Payne Field ■*»*M**m*»i*la^M«*«a^,'^»**a'**rf**'«•***•** »«* *■•■.*»**■•■■» s«a ■«■»■•■ «■«■#■ a.*a*k*a* •■■■■•■■«***■■«■••■■«•**•««■***• (at>a'a* i--:-"i Left to right, back row: Williams, Fred F; Reynolds, G. H; Moore, R. G; Twining, Albert C. and Judge, J. J. Front row : Oloyd, W. F; Vance, Earl T. (Stage Commander! and Locher, E. O. These officers have been directing the Payne Field formation flying, that has been so admired by visitors at the field. Pictures pf the formation flying are printed also in this week’s Zooms. RED GROSS ML , AT FIELD READY FORJCCUPANCY No Formal Opening of Camp’s New Structure Will Be Made. HAVE SWEATERS IN STORE George F. Makofsky Arrives to Act as Assistant to A. C. Lyon, Red Cross Director Owing to the Spanish in lluenza quarantine, no formal opening of the new Red Cross Headquarters will be attempt ed, but the structure will be ready for occupancy within a tlay or two, according to A. C. Lyon, Field Director of the Red Cross. The new heasquarters building which is located near the Quartermaster Warehouse will be useed for the living quarters and executive ofl'ces • (Continued on page seven) m ISBUGTEO 1 MEN REPORTING ATJAYNE FIELD Twenty-seven Have Reported Uniforms Not Yet Issued. DRILLING BEGAN TODAY. Authorities Hope to Secure In ducted Men for Payne Field From This Vicinity. Twenty-seven men, recently in ducted into the military service from civil life, have reporled at Payne Field since last Friday. Lieut. C. A. Neff, Post Personnel Officer, announced today that there | was no information at headquarters disclosing the entire number of men that would report, but that he expected quite a number more be-; fore Nov. 1st. The men who have reported, have been sent here from i (Continued on page seven) mm is SCHEDULED BY FLIERSJF POST Military Field Day, Featuring All Out Door Sports. ALL MISSISSIPPI INVITED Marathon Race, Broncho Bust ing, Extra-ordinary Flying Feats and Circus Stunts. Lieutenant Colonel Jack W. Heard, the Commanding' Officer of Payne Field, will throw open the gates of the j Post and welcome the people of Mississippi as the guests of the field, on Saturday, Oct 26, when the soldiers will give a gymkhana under the auspices of the R. M. A. Wing. The gymkhana, which first became popularly known as a sort of military field day among Hie British Army Officers in India, has developed during the last decade to an outdoor festival .embracing almost everything known to field sports and cir cus pranks. The gymkhana has reached its broadest de velopment, perhaps, on Long Island, among the military and fox-hunting folk of New York but Payne Field is planning to set a new pace for this form of holiday, and Colonel Heard’s officers and men will add a chapter to the history of gymk hanas. The big show will begin with a Marathon race from M est Point to Payne Field, and that will be followed by many novel and entertaining events. Air plane pilots will make their ships behave like living things, jumping hurdles on the ground playing like swallows in the air and showing new features of mid-air sport. Payne Field horsemen—and there are many of them among the Air Ser vice soldiers—will display (Continued on page seven) SALES or BONOS AT POST BEACH $33,550 MIRK Lieut. Hamlin, Liberty Loan Officer, Urges Bond Buying HUGE CLUC[ ERECTED Is Placed in Front of Post Head quarters—Big Hand Shov ed Forward Each Day. oooooooooooooo ° o o SUBSCRIPTIONS. o o o o Flying Officers, $15,500.00 o o Post Officers,_9,450.00 o o Enlisted Men, 8,600.00 o o _____ o o Total, $33,550.00 o o The subscriptions among o o the enlisted men is divid- o o ed as follows: O o Squadron “A” $2,400.00 o o Squadron “R” 1,400.00 o o Squadron “C” 1,800.00 o o Squadron “D” 3,050.00 O o —- O o Total, $8,600.00 o o o oooooooooooooo With but $33,550.00 of the fifty thousand dollar quota raised at Payne Field Lieut. W. S. Hamlin, Post Liberty Loan Officer asks the members of the command to “dig—and dig hai'd.” Only ten days are left for the remaining amount to be raised. Lieut. Hanilin asserts: „It isn’t patriotism to buy four and a quarter per cent bonds with surplus casn, but it is patriotism to go over your living expenses, figuring a cut here and a slash there, depriving yourself of some needless luxury. In plain Eng lish—you are not doing your full duty unless you buy bonds until it hurts.” The huge wooden clock, marked with figures to fifty thousand has been placed in front of Post Headquarters, and each day the red hand is slowly moved toward its goal, showing the total subscriptions at the field. The flying Officers still hold the lead in organization sub scriptions. The campaign among the enlisted men was started late, but the showing they made was remarkable. By a cooperated effort Payne Field will undoubtedly ,‘go over the top.” COLONEL HEARD TO LEAD PLANES TOJRMINGHAM This week-end’s long cross-country trip will be to Birmingham, Ala. where the fliers will be able to attend the State Fair. Lieut. Col onel Heard will lead a formation of eleven ships, including Lieut, Harry Weddington, Flying Director. Ten other fliers of the field will also make the trip. Lieut Colonel Heard is a former resident of Birmingham, having been graduated from the Birming ham High School.