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p - Boost for Our Boost for Our Gymkhana Gymkhana VOLUME I. PAYNE FIELD, MISS., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1918. NUMBER 11 NO RESTRICTIONS BUI QUARANTINE IS STILLIN FORCE Post Medical Authorities Per mit Gatherings in Camp. CANTEEN AMT OPEN Soldiers Are Limited to Con fines of Field For Indefinite Period. Authorities of the Medical Depart ment of this field agree that local conditions in regard to the Spanish influenza epidemic, have returned to normal to such a degree that all bans on the gathering of men on the post have been lifted. However, the quarantine order remains as it has been, confining all officers an enlisted men within the limits of the post un tin all neighboring towns have suc ceeded in stamping out tile plague. No chances can be taken on any of the Payne Field men flockin to a town, where they would be more than likely to pick up the disease, bring ing a return of the dreaded germs which would mean a renewed out break of the plague. Major Jamie son who is at the head of the Medi cal Department intends to keep the situation under the same control in which it has been held since the be ginning. The athletic teams and all gather ings on the field have been granted tne resumption oi iormer acuviuea. The canteen is now permitted to open it’s doors to patrons with no rule • prohibiting more than five in at one time. In general the condition on the field is very good. There is every indication of it being kept well in hand until even the slightest dan ger is removed. No announcement as to when the quarantine will be lifted can be given, as It is governed entirely by conditions in the sur rounding communities. NATIVE DRAFTEES FOR PAYNE FIELD DUTY Lieut. R. J. Chadbourne, A. Stage Commander, and Lieut. C. A. Neff, Personnel Adjutant, made a flight to Columbus and Aberdeen Monday on official business. Lieut. Neff went in the interest of Payne Field to confer with authori ties in regard to inducting drafted men into service here at the field. FLY SCOUT SHIPS TO PAYNE FIELD FOR GYMKHANA COMMANDING OFFICER AND O. I. C. OF FLYING ENCOUNTER RAIN. The Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Jack W. Heard and Lieut. Harry Weddington, Officer in charge of fly ing, flew to Montgomery, Ala., Mon day with the intention of returning with a speed scout. Weather condi tions could not have been more ideal than they enjoyed on the trip over, but the heavy rains which commenc ed early Tuesday morning and lasted througout the day, prevented their return until Wednesday. • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I ••••••••»••••••• »••••*•< •••••••••••••»<• iMM»| •••••••• | # : j Will Become Goose Girls For A Day ^ ^ j '' "" " t, Three of Payne Field’s Post Hospital nurses, who, it is reported will lay aside for an afternoon, the can: of then positions and chase obstreperous goslings in the Goose Girl Race of the coming Gymkhana. Mrs. Jack W. Heard as well as many of the wives of Post Officers have signified their intention of entering the con test also. In the picture from left to right are: Miss Mary Bransfield, Miss Rebecca Steen (chief nurse) and Miss Ethel Proud. Miss Lucy Thompson , the fourth nurse of the hospital during the period of the epidemic was confined to the hospital, at the time of the photograph, a victim of the Spanish influenza. To the tireless labors of these four nurses is due very largely thesuccess with which the post medical authorities were able to combat the disease. DEPARTMENT OF GUNNERY HEADED BY LIEUT. CARUSI I "OMES to this post AFTEF TRAINING AT SELFRIDGE FIELD MICHIGAN Lieut. Joseph C. Carusi arrived ut this field Tuesday to tal>e over his new duties as head of the gunnery department. Lieut. Carusi came di rectly from the aerial gunnery school i at Selfridge Field, Mount Clemens, | Mich. Lieut Carusi has finished his train ing at the various gunnery schools and camps throughout the United States and comes well qualified for his new position. Lieut. H. M. Doyle who was temporarily in charge of this department, is relieved from those duties by this change.. The vacancy is created by the departure of Lieut. Ott, who recently left for Kelly Field Texas, to take the training necessary in promotion to the rank of K. M. A. FLYING OFFICERS LEAVE FOR LANGLEY FIELD Lieuts. Scott B. Berkley and John 0. R. Kelly left Payne Field Wednes day for Langley Field, Hampton, Va. to receive special instruction in in struments. Lieut. Berkley arrved here in June from Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas. Lt. Kelly reported Sept 1G and came from the Armorer’s School of Wil bur Wright Field at Fairfield, 0. LIEUT. COL. ANDREWS FLIES TO MEMPHIS Lieut. Col. E. M. Andrews, Divis ion Supervisor of the Southeastern District and representative of the Di rector of Military Aeronautics at Washington, D. C., left Payne Field Friday in an airplane which he drove to Park Field near Memphis. Col onel Andrews was accompanied on this trip by Lieuts. Ed F. Caldwell and Silas Dobbs who flew over for the purpose of furnishing a pilot to bring the ship used by I.t. Col. An drews back to Payne Field. lieut. mm WILL HEAD THE PHOTO SECTION Lieut. H. M. Doyle, Present Head Leaves For Langley Field. Lieut. H. M. Doyle, who has charge of the photographic department of this post will leave soon for Langley Field, Hampton, Va., to enter the gunnery department at that post. In addition to his work in the photogra phy section, Lieut. Doyle had been temporarily at the head of the gun nery department. Lieut. Winfield S. Hamlin who is at present holding thw position of Instructor-Inspector, has taken over the office at the photography hut, re lieving Lieut Doyle. MEDICAL MINSTRELS WILL GIVE FIRST PERFORMANCE SOON ARTISTS PLAN SHOW IN HAN GAR FOR BOYS ON POST. The big minstrel show, for which the boys of the Medical Department of* Payne Field have been making such extensive arrangements, and which will be put on in the city of West Point as soon as the quarantine is lifted, will be staged on the field in the near future for the benefit of the enlisted men. Segt.-Major Step hany of the medical unit announces that if the use of Hangar No l is grmted both officers and enlisted men can look forward to a treat. However, nothing definite as to the date set can be given out in this issue ’REPAIR MEN LEAVE Private Thos. Park of Squadron C ha- been transferred to Garden City and assigned to the aero-repair de partment as a vuleanizer. Pvt. Park is the first man taken from this field in in .ordanee with the new plan of selec> Vg men who are graduates of mechanical schools or who have some speekfl qualifications pecular to the training necessary for valuable air plane repair men. Pvt. Edward C. Cook of Squadron B has been in the hospital for some time. He will leave here as soon as he ha recovered sufficiently to travel, for -lie school of Military Aeronau ticcs of the University of Illinois INFLUENZA IN SURROUNDING TOWNS ONCE MORE CAUSES I I . —;-— Directors of Sports Are Putting Time of Delay to Advantage Training Men For Athletic Events of the Day THE AERIAL SHOW ISHe A STAR FEATURE I „ ' ... Small Flying Exhibition of Battle Maneuvers. RARE VOLUMES BECOME RARER AT UL LIBRARY ANCIENT AND MUCH BETHUMB ED EFFORTS OF POPULAR NOVELISTS MISSING. Three hundred books are all that remains of the twelve hundred thal once adorned the shelves of the lo cal Y. M C. \. where are they? The cupboards are bare. The in flow of books is nothing, and as thi outgo is appalling, wrinkles are be ginning to furrough the brows of the “Y” heads, as they search for clews leading to the discovery of “plants’ of the burgling bookworms. They may not be willful robberies, but the I bookshelves have been ransacked ! with such expert completeness and : almost utter disregard for quality I reading, that it leads to the belief I that men of the field have been draw j ing books merely for the pleasure of lugging them around tucked under arms to be laid aside and forgotten. All bookworms are requested to jog their fading memories. CAPT. COTTING ATTENDS MEETING AT DORR FIELD Capt. Chas. E. Cotting Jr., En gineering Officer of Payne Field, left the post for Dorr Field, Arcadia, Fla., to attend a conference of the Chief Engineering Officers of the Southeastern Department. While the captain is away his of I flee has been left in the charge of Lieut. Frank J. Stanley. BIG INFLUX OF FLYING OFFICERS FROM DAYTON Another large contingent of Fly ing Officers reported here this week for flying and academic duty. The majority of them are from the Air Service Armorer’s School at Wilbur W’right Field where they all recently completed the gunnery training at that post. This new addition to the number of Flying Officers on the field brings the total up to four hundred and eighty. IMPROMPTU PROGRAM RENDERED AT Y HUT The men of the field were enter tained Tuesday evening with a series of performances given at the Post Y. M. C. A. by talent gathered from various departments of the post. The audience was demonstrative in it’s appreciation of the efforts of the entertainers to such an extent that like affairs will be staged from time to time. Pvt. Guy C. Angell arrived here Monday from Kelly Fieir, Texas and reported for duty as telegraph opera tor of the post to fill the vacancy created by Pvt. Teal who went to the radio training school at Pittsburg Pa. Pvt. Angell has been assigned to I Squadron D. XxxxxxxxxxxX X X x According to advices re- x x ceived from Capt. J. S. Sch- x x lussel Post Adjutant, the Gym- x x khana has been postponed x x with no definite date set. The x x postponment is due to the un- x x settled condition of the in- x x fluenza epidemic in the sur- x x rounding country. x x x XxxxxxxxxxxX The indefinite advancement of the date set for the Gymkhana gives means for the directors to put more work on the plans and preparations for the occasion. The various branch es of the entertainment for the da. are taking aftvau luge of this delay and are putting forth very effort __ to make it surpass any affair of it's kind yet given at any training camp in this country. Lieut. Arthur Duffey reports rapid progress in the training for the sport ing end of the day, and that the in terest in the thing is uncovering ath letes every day. The boys are get ting out daily in the effort to shape themselves for the contest which in cluds sprinting and long distants run ning. Lieut.-Col. Heard and Lieut. Wed dington are arranging to stage an ex hibition with a fast speed scout air plane of the type used in bringing down the Huns at the war front. In addition to this, one of the ships to be shown and flown, will be larger than the ordinary and an attraction in it’s-self. The aerial circus will be a star number on the bill. Fliers will give demonstrations of battle for mations and tactics used at the front. Lieuts. A Duffey and J. M. Morri son visited Aberdeen on Saturday in the interests of the Gymkhana. The purpose of their trip was to secure donors of prizes to be tendered the winners of the contests of the day. J. A. Gray, druggist, gave a cash do nation. Pres. E. L. Sykes represent ed the First National Bank with a contribution. M. Bergman, G. C. l.igon, Judge D. W. Houston, The Phoenix Drug Co., Spragins Cash Store and the Pickle Hotel all con tributed for the benefit of the prize winners. The Maier Jewelry Store donated a wrist watch for the win ner of the half-mile race for enlisted men. The Gymkhana will be bigger, bet ter and more exciting because of the delay. The date will be announced in the next issue of Zooms. CAPT. BECKETT WILL GIVE ADDRESS IN WEST POINT Capt. It. C. Beckett of the Coast Artillery, has just returned from the trenches in France where he has tak en a part with the guns of the Artil lery. The captain will conduct ser vices and give an address at the Episcopal Church at West Point, Thursday, All Saint’s Day, Oct. 31, 8 p. m. Captain Beckett is spending a leave , of absence at his home at West Point and leaves Saturday for Fort . ress Monroe, Va., where he will re I port for duty as an instructor.