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Boost forsOurn| Boost for Our Gymkhana Gymkhana POSTPONEMENT OF GYMKHANA IS ANNOUNCED DECAUSE OF SPANISH INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC Date of Coining Fete is Advanced One Week at Recommenda tion of Post Medical Authorities. ALL ATHLETIC PLANUR[ MATURING RAPIDLY Thirty Unbroken Western Ponies Will Be Corralled on Field for “Broncho B usting Contest” Postponement of the Payne Field Gymkhana from Satur day October 26, until Saturday November 2, has been announ ced by Lieut. J. I. Lawrence, officer in charge of arrange ments for the post’s big fete. The postponement which was occasioned by the continued prevalence of the Spanish in fluenza epidemic in the neigh boring towns, will be used ad vantageously to prepare the field for the big event it was announced. Many athletic teams from near by flying fields and cities, which had planned to participate in the sporting events have been pre vented because of quarantine restrictions and it is expected that these restrictions will have been removed by November 2. Plans for a corrall for the unbroken Western ponies which will be sent to the field to provide the spectators with the most realistic of Wild West Shows have been completed. At least thirty western horses which have never yet felt the restraining effect of a rope around their necks will be sent to the field for break ing according to Lieutenant Roderic N. Ott. Lieut. Ott to gether with Sergeant James M. Brown spent Monday scouring the country for these horses unrl ciipnoorlorl in 1 r»r» a fin nr a cent shipment of thirty at Aber deen. An abundance of pro fessional “broncho busters” have been found in camp. Lieut. Ott is an experienced and expert equestrian and Sgt. Brown hails directly from the famous Stephens ranches in Colorado. Lieut. Jarrat was a rancher in Texas for many years. WOULD INDUCT MEN FOR SERVICE HERE A request has been sent to Washington from this Post that drafted men from the vicinity of Payne Field may be induct ed into service here for service on the post. _ __ oooooooooooooooo o o o SUNDAY OCT. 27, CIR- o o CUS DAY AT CAMP o o - o o By the courtesy of the o o H. W. Campbell’s Greater o o Shows, an impromptu per- o o formance, consisting of a o o minstrel show, band con- o o concert and if possible an o o exhibition of the Fred Del- o o mar’s Fighting Lions will o o be presented to the sold- o o iers of Payne Field, Sun- o o day afternoon October 27. o o The details of the perform- o o ance had not been com- o o pleted at noon Wednesday, o o and it is possible that more o o attractions may be brought o o to the field, according to o o press agent, J. W. Ran- o o dolph. o o ° oooooooooooooooo SUPERVISOR OF DISTRICT WILL INSPECT FIELD Lieutenant Col. F. W. Andrews Comes From Montgom ery, Alabama. Capt. H. A. Thormlyke, En gineer Inspector for Groop 2, Southeastern Division, arrived at Payne Field Monday after noon, to conduct his regular bi-weekly inspection of the equipment of the field and the j arrival of Lieut. Col. F. M. An ; drews, Division Supervise r of the Southeastern District was momentarily expected Tues day morning. Col. Andrews expected to travel to the field from his headquarters at Mont gomery, Ala., by airplane. Col. Andrews is the repre sentative of the Diiector of Military Aeronautics at Wash ington, D. G'. Formal and de tailed inspections of the fieids in his district are made at reg ular intervals by the inspector with his staff and his recom mendations go directly to the Executive Officer, Division of Military Aeronautics at Wash ington, D. C. Col. Andrews staff consists of one adjutant, a flying oili cer who accompanies the sup ervisor on his trips, one supply officer, the District Engineer Officer and one Medical Offi cer. The Southeastern Dis trict is made up of the states of sippi, Georgia and Florida. PROHIBIT USE OF TRENCH COATS EXCEPT IN CAMP — New Regulations From Wash ington Place Taboo on Natty Ulster. Changes in army uniform regulations, prohibiting the use of trench coats outside the lim its of the post unless used as raincoats, have been received at Post Headquarters. Drab moleskin overcoats lin ed with sheepskin are not per- , mitted except within the limits of camp. The olive drab over- < coat is the only overcoat au- . thorized for wear outside ot camp. The wearing of the so- ; called “trench coat” is prohib ited in the United States, ex cept as a raincoat, and as such no insignia of rank or sleeve ' ornamentation are to be worn, i The overcoat is not to be long- < ! Hostess to the State of Mississippi \ f '■ :■ - \ \ -V ; Mrs. Col. Jack Heard vlio the guests of the field at the Gymkhana to post Saturday Nov ember 2. WILL RECOMMEND MEN QUALIFIED FOB COMMISSIONS Washington Order Asks for Men Capable to Serve as Officers. Telegraphic instructions Tom Washington, D. C'„ direct ng that all enlisted men on the post who are qualified for com missions be recommended im mediately, was received Mon lay morning. This will mean ;hat, a number of men will re ceive commissions as second lieutenants in the engineer, rnpply construction or adjut ant branch of the air service, without the usual preliminary training at an officers training school. No announcemet has been made as to the number of men who are to receive recom mendations, but it is under stood that it is to be limited mly by the material available. The following men, who save already passed the requir ed examinations, were recom mended Tuesday morning: 3gt. John S. Cassidy, Squadron B; Sgt. Robert 3. Gooch Jr., Squadron C; Sgt. Howard B. Lyle, Squadron A; Sgt. Frank r. Young, Squadron B:' and Sho. First Class Jesse L. Ha /ens, Squadron C. Further examinations will lie leld and additional recommen lations will be made, it is an lounced. :r than 10 inches below the cnee, nor shorter than one in :h below the knee, and at the waistline it is to have back itraps let in at the sides seams ind to button together with ;w'o lrage buttons and button loles. Sergeant Thomas C. Lang ord passed the week-end of October 12, in Memphis, secur ng leave in order to have his lyes examined. ONE HUNDRED NINE DRAFTED MEN REPORT One hundred and forty-one of the total 150 selective draft men which have been selected for duty at this field have re ported for duty according to personnel officer Lieut. C. A. Neff. The men have been di vided between the different Squadrons of the field filling vacancies which existed. Most of the men are expert mechan ics and clerks from the vicin ity of Chicago, 111. • anJVMMUU* !Ukn^liA>VUrWU« AAAAtn/VVknn^kAi WWi^«aU«^ Payne Field Goes Over the Top '■«tn*iiNUuui iini*t^itnn^(nJW>n>kiv><uuu« uwwa#iwvxwu« uwkHVUU* ■«»>>> *". I I Lieut Col. Jack Heard, Commanding Officer of ihe field and Lieut. J. S. Hamlin, Pc3t Liberty Loan Officer moving the hand of Payne Field’s Liberty Loan Clock past the $50,000. 00 mark as the field passed its Liberty Loan Quota. The hands of the clock were later moved to the final $79,200.00 mark. PAYNE FIELD OVER SUBSCRIBES LIBERTY LOAN QUOTA (29,200 WITH ENLISTED MEN IN LEAD Total Subscription of $79,200.00 Worth of Bonds Are Sold During Well Directed Campaign. SQUADRON D ALONE RAISES SUM OF $13,500.00 Greater Part of Subscription is Raised in Rallies During the Closing Days of The Campaign. yUAKANIINt lb CONTINUED TOR on™ IRE Conditions in Surrounding Towns Make Lifting of Ban Improbable. The quarantine against the epidemic of Spanish influenza which has been in force on this post for the past three weeks will not be lifted until sometime next week according to Ma.jor W. R. Jamieson, Post Surgeon. While the epidemic has been held well under control at this post, conditions in the towns surrounding the camp make it inadvisable to permit the men of the field to venture out. Emergency hospitals at the Y. W. C. A. Hostess House and the Aviation Club House are still well populated. Most of the patients are convalescents however, and it is expected that most of them may be discharg ed in the very near future. oooooooooooooooo O o o SUBSCRIPTIONS. o o o o Flying Officers,$32,550.00 o o Post Officers 12,550.00 o o Enlisted Men, 34,350.00 o o o o Total, $79,200.00 o o The subscriptions among o o the enlisted men is divid* o o ed as follows: o 0 Squadron “A” $3,650.00 o o Squadron “B” 5,550.00 o 1 o Squadron “C” 10,600.00 o o Squadron “D” 13,500.00 o o o o Total, $34,350.00 o o Hospital, 3,400.00 o o Photographic, 240.00 o ° oooooooooooooooo Paynes Field first Liberty Loan campaign is ended, and the quota assigned the field of $50,000.00 has been passed by the sum of $20,200.00 accord ing to latest reports from Post Liberty Loan Officer, Lieut. Hamlin. The feature of the closing hours of the campaign was the extraordinary response of the enlisted personnel of the * field who furnished $34,350.00 of the total $79,200.00 sub scribed. Squadron D led a very close race between the squadrons with a total sub scription of $13,500.00, almost $3,000.00 over its nearest com petitor, Squadron C. Mass meetings presided over | by Lieut. Hamlin during the closing few days of the cam | paign raised almost $25,000.00 of the aggregate subscription. Friday night, at a rally held among the flying officers, the sum of $6,200.00 was raised, Lieut. Col. Jack Heard start ing the subscriptions with one I of $300.00. Lieut. Vance, of j ficer in charge of the formation stage raised $1,800.00 among his pupils in a few minutes Fri day afternoon. Sgts. Awen, ! Courtwright and Cassidy raised $3600.00 in one evening in | Squadron B. The efforts of l Sgt. James M. Brown of Squad ron D raised the total of his ! Squadron to the winning posi tion with $13,500.00 subscrib | ed. CHAS. G. MAKOFSKY IS ASST. FIELD DIRECTOR C'has. G. Makofsky who ar | rived recently to assist A. C. | Lyon in Red Cross woi-k, has I just been appointed to the of fice of Assistant Field Director. A. C. Lyon is Field Director which is the highest position I conferred by the Red Cross at a military camp. The title of Assistant carries | with it considerable distinction | inasmuch as the recipient holds a position in Red Cross circles | equivalent to that of a commis i sioned officer in the army.