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Boost for Ouri Boost for Our Gymkhana Gymkhana « I c ■* VOLUME I. P THANKSGIVING DAY SELECTED AS DEFINITE DATE OF DID PAYNE FIELD GYMKHANA Harvest Race Added To Lad ies Attraction of Field Day. The Payne Field Gymkhana | which has suffered two post- ' ponements on account of the ‘ machinations of the “Flu” has at last been scheduled definite ly for Thanksiving Day, Nov- 1 ember 28th, and plans being i made for a festival worthy of < the time-honored holiday. i The original program has been elaborated, and will be published in the next issue of the Zooms. Among new events will be a Harvest Rac^i for ladies, appropriate to th®| season, in which contestants vill gather fruits of the Har vest in baskets before return ing to the starting point to claim their trophies. Arrange- , ments are being made for the , services of a full military band, ' which will be brought from one , of the Southern Infantry camps This band will figure promin ently in the closing event of the , Gymkhana, which will be an elaborate parade of Payne Field Troops, with all the Payne Field airplanes flying in formation past th^reviev ing point. TheFb*vHll he'danc- ] ing in the evening according ; to original plan, and a real - Thanksgiving dinner will be ' served to officers and enlisted ' men, and the guests whom they choose to invite. Mess- j hall space is limited at Payne ‘ Field, but the officers and men are assured that each of them 1 may have at least one guest. Lieut. Duffey, the Athletic ' Officer, is planning a football 1 game for the morning of the 1 great day, and the Gunner,/ Officer, Lieut. Schroeder, is 1 trying to entice crack shots from other fields to participate 1 in a trap shooting tournament on the same morning; so the day bids fair to be an eventful ; one, from the rising of the sun until the band plays the tradi tional “Army Blue” at the end I of the last dance. Additional prizes secured by Lieut. F. E. Fields from Col umbus firms, are announced as donated by Mr. Johnston of Johnston & Cain Co., Bell’s Cafe, Divelbiss Book Store and Loeb & Co. Other firms of ; that city will be included later. FLYERS DETAINED BY STEADY RAIN Lieut. Col. Jack W. Heard and Lieut. Harry Weddington who new to Montgomery, Ala., ! last week for the purpose of flying a speed scout back to Payne Field for the impending Gymkhana, met with such bad weather and constant rains that it was impossible to bring the small fast ship through. Several attempts were made in the rain, but the low hang ing clouds and descending mists were so thick that vision was impossible. They returned Thursday at 5 p. m., in the Cur tiss ship used in making the trip down to the Alabama city. However, the baby ship will be sent for and will be seen winging around above Payne Field in the near future. ,IEUT. DOYLE GOES TO LANGLEY FIELD Lieut. H. M. Doyle left the lost Thursday on an order transferring him to Langley l'ield, Hampton Va. While at Payne Field, Lieut. 3oyle occupied the position at he head of the Photographic ection and was temporarily in Large of the gunnery depart nent. :LY JN FORMATION * TO ALABAMA TOWN But two mishaps occurred in the formation in which four e^n instructors flew to Mont gomery, Ala., last Saturday, ind these were of an inconse luent nature. Otherwise the trip was said .o be pleasant m all respects, rhe fliers report that they were lelightfully entertained in the Mabama city. The flight to Montgomery ,vas made in formation. The wo ships in which Lieutenants 5. L. Berg, J. A. Loder, and ionifield Spencer made the trip .. -v, ., « ,, ,, >y mechanics at the Wright \ero Reepair Depot in Mont jomery, where the formation anded. On the return trip, water in heir gasoline supply forced Aeuts. Harold Cole, F. C. strong, E. O. Locher, R. Fair dough and Bonifield Spencer o land in Demopolis, Ala. Lieutenant Bonifield Spencer s expected to bring back from Montgomery a Thomas Morse icout plane some time this veek. »JOW FIRST LIEUTENANT. 1st. Lieut, Yale S. Nathanson Lieut. Yale S. rlathanson en listed in the service a! Pitts burgh, Pa., in September, l'.di. He first served in the 350th Field Signal Battalion, later ransfering to the Quartermas ter Corps after having been commissioned as Second Lieu! He reported for duty a Payn Field in May of this year ami was promoted to First Lieut bn the 21st day of October 1918. AYNE FIELD, MISS., WEDNE5 CAPT. C. F. COTTING RETURNS FROM FLA. Capt. Chas. E. Cotting, Jr., (returned to Payne Field Mon I day night, from Arcadia, Fla.. ! where he attended n confer ! ence of Chief Engineer Olil ! cers of the Southeastern Dis | trict and visited the shops a'. ; Carlstrom and Darr Flying I Fields. Capt Cotting reports the trip j as profitable officially and that | his dip in the ocean in the I “balmy clime” of Southern Fla. was an unusual pleasure for one from the chilly north that Mississippi affords. ANNOUNCE PROMOTION | OF ENLISTED IN Captain -C. E. Cotting, Jr., I President of the Promotion | Board of Payne Field ar.noun ] ces the following recent promo I tipps that effect enlisted men I odRhis post: Corporal Chauffeurs, R. C. Smith, P. C. Mearkle and L. E Davis and Corporals M. L. Moseley, Ruben Korn and T. E. Noonan fall promoted to the grade ef Sergeant. Corpora's T,. G. Fellows. A. ! w. names arm recer vvoocir> u and Privates Firstclass B. P. Yates, W. R. Fieland, C. C. Clifton, H. L. Gertenbach, H. J. Hibler, H. V. McKenna and R. G. Law; all to the grade ot Corp. Chauffeur. Privates Firstclass Fred Smith, Frank E. Mount, Peter Aucoin, A. M. Bennett, C. A. Weber, J. R. Holder, R. G Nichols, E L. Kuss, Q. O. Gem mel, E. R. Wiley and C. L. Richards were all advanced to the grade of Corporal. In addition to the above promotions' there were forty four privates, evenly divided among the four squadrons on the post, who climbed the fir? step by their being made pri vates firstclass. c Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2.—Announcement was made at army headquarters of the receipt of news that Col. John W. Heard, Schofield Barracks, has been appointed to the rank of brigadier-general. Two weeks ago the Star-Bul letin announced that Col. Heard was in line for promotion to general, orders having been re ceived at that time for him io take a physical examination with a view to service overseas. Col. Heard has been | m commandant at Schofield Bar racks for many months. He is a veteran of the Indian cam paigiio *uivi oct vv uu/.atuw »•-» o vice in the Spanish war. lie designated Lieut. Cornell Franklin, of Columbus, Miss., former deputy attorney gener al of the territory, «s his aide. Col. Heard is the father of Lieut. Col. J. W. Heard, com mander of Payne Field, and is | a native of Vicksburg, Miss. HAWES TO AUSTIN. C'orp. Harold H. Hawes left the field Tuesday to take the course at the Air Service School for radio operators at Nenn j Field, Austin, Texas. DAf, KOVF ';SLR 6, 1953. PROBUCnON Suc-^ss of Production War rants Tour of Nearby Towns. By Britt Craig. lAe production having been pronounced a dazzling success by both local theatrical observ ers &ad camp officials. Private Be: Jones’ Medical Military Mux-kal Minstrels in all its en tirety, with special scenery and effects and a east compris ing the cream of the field’s ta lent, is to be put on limited tour. The premiere was given last Saf nil ay night in Hangar One, i when the minstrel, proving to ! be e gay and melodous miscel | larty of mirth, music and mer I rimer.t, sent Private Jones’ star i as an impresario high into the : firms.nrnt. Theatrical persons who witnessed the presentation i rvi on.?* .1 -i/l fit til A oil Ati? trvl nncili’n I of ftmateurs. i' eee Put on Tour. try-out brought an in | stant demand for future per ' formances, with a result en gagements have been made to ! put th'e piece on tour. The first outside appearances will be in the Star Theatre, West Point, on the nights of Novem ber 7, 8, and !). A tour will be made of Aberdeen and Col umbus the following weeks. Theatrical men of other com munities are said to be endeav oring to book the production. Saturday night was a per formance which will long rank foremost among military shows of its kind. II was staged with technical completeness as 1o trappings and equipment, and the variety of talent the producer had at hand would have brought joy to the heart of professional showmakers. An attractive stage was ar ranged by the technical staff, old scenery was loaned by Mr. Diehl, of the Star iheati’e, West Point. The lighting effects were artistic; fly arranged. The chorus presented a uni form array of voices, and the costuming was highly attrac tive. A hit of the performance was the blackface monologue offered by Philip Goldstein, which he concluded with a whimsical burlesque of that ebon spirit, “Li’l Egypt.” This offering, alone, would " have sufficed to have won Goldstein the evening’s solo headline honors. Ladies Collaborate. Particular credit is likewise due Mrs. Wanda Holland for i „1.1.. ..nr 4„ cs, ! day Morning,” the original pro i sentation in which she shared with Misses Willie Frank Hea ther, Lidell Meek, Virginia East,Edna Hines, Emma Unger, Gladys Lindsay, Annie Moore, Elizabeth Unger, Mrs. C. B. Hines and Mrs. A. B. Cottrell, and Private Ben R Jones. The ladies of the cast were espec , ially pleasing in all phases of their efforts. ‘George Marcoux was an as i tute and impressive interlocu ] tor, upholding t|ie tried and j dignified traditions of that ; time-honored minstrel charac ter; and the enlivement of the : merry first was contributed J largely by Sergeant C. F. Step POST OFFICERS LEAVE i Three post officers, who had * been on the Payne Field staff since last spring were last week transferred to the Air Service Camp at Garden City, L. I. Lieuts. A. H. P>arry, Ass’t. head of the Department of Transportation, T. L. Stratton, Commander of squadron A and C. L. Coker, post Insurance of- * ficer made up the list of those on the order. Lieut. R. E. Jones has taken over the former position of Lieut. Barry. Squadron A is ( now in charge of Lieut. H. H. Sprogue. j MANY FLYERS LEAVE i FOR OVERSEAS DUTY < On the heels of an enormous 1 influx of reserve military avia- f tors coming from Wilbur i Wright field at Dayton within ] the past two weeks, a similar exodus occured last week < i when two hundred and sixty : | fliers were ordered out of the : I post. ! I he bulk ox these went to i Hoboken, where they will em : bark for overseas. Sixty were ’ordered to Garden City, Long I Island, Ihe AL Service overseas j concentration camp, where i they will be assigned to organi zations or detachments. Twen— i ty men left the early part of , this week for Carlstrom field, i Arcadia, Fla., where they will 1 | take up pursuit training. 1 All the men who left on these : ordei’s will train to drive pur j suit planes. The men who went to Hoboken and Garden j City will receive their training abroad. Many of the men most con- i spieious in R. M. A. activities on the post were carried away : by the new orders. Especially 1 was the football team affected. A number of instructors were 1 included in the Garden City order. i Most all of the men leaving on the three orders had been 1 in Payne Field from three to five weeks. hany, and Corporal Johnny Green, irrepressible end man. The finale was impressive. It was a combination song and I tableaux number presented by Private J. I. Jones, ably assist ed by Miss Emma Unger as “America,” Mrs. Ed Joiner, as “Fifst Mother,” Mrs. P. F. Fen ton, as “Second Mother,” James G. Russell, as the soid I ier, and John Anderson the ! sailor. The Cast of Players. The cast was composed of: i Dancing end men: Private John Gusky, Max Heyishon, Philip Goldstein, Thomas Gua rini, Meyer B. Kerin, Corporal Clifton J. Landry. Chorus men: sergeant, rut.y ,vian j digo, Corporals 1 Lomas G. Watson, Ernest Murray, Pri ; vates John Maddy, Thomas Miller, J. I. Jones, H. 1>. Hunt, : Walter F. Lane, Norman E. ! Morgan, Floy 1 Olson, James G. Russell, Robert Samworth, George Hopple, Paul Temple, Morris Goldstein, John A. Hun ter, W. S. Schultz, Percy Green and Robert Ratfcain. The members of the cast and the producers who feel that without their co-operation such gratifying success could have never been realized, w!sh to of fer their grateful thanks to Lieut. Macelwane, Ma.j. Jamie son and the headquarters staff. _ NUMBER 12 LOCK 10 TOWN BAN JSJJFTED Moribund Business Houses Re turn To Life of Catering to Soldiers. Glory be, the quarantine’s 'ff! A campful of joyous hu nanity gave tremendous wel ome to this sudden news late Saturday afternoon when word prang across the post much vith the celerity of wildfire. Immediately the roads to rVest Point, and other nearby enters of pleasure and recrea ion were thronged with re erve military aviators, officers tnd men from all branches of >ost service. It was the fourth week of luarantine, and there was nany a fellow within post con ines who had just about begun :o ary up ana wither on the stalk. How Fresh the Air Is Outside. And how good the outside svorld once again looked to the soldier who felt as though he vould surely mildew under an ither week of restriction to ■amp! The birds had a gayer carol, t seemed, and the air felt lalmier than it ever had. Even he jitnies didn’t seem to bump 10 much. The day was auspicious for ust such a blessing. The sun shone benevelently, anrt there vas just enough tincture of lutumn in the air to put a nip n it. The Flu situation is firmly n the grasp of health authori ses, and there appears to be no nore danger from the epidemic Entire Mississippi has been re eased from quarantine, it is mderstood. f The suddenness with which she quarantine revocation came ibout was one of the most start ing phases of the incident. \Tews of the order merely seemed to step up behind a fel ow and pat him on the back n the manner of an arriving triend making an unexpected greeting. Everywhere smiles of wel ;d by would-be visitors to West Point and other parts. Soon the main avenue was a stream if outgoing humanity. West Point and neighboring centers gladly welcomed their friends in khaki after foqr tveeks of enforced absence. On a single order reading Hoboken, N. J., Lieut. G. L. Perry head of the radio depart ment of Payne Field, left the post Friday. The Lieut, had been expecting overseas orders and was not long in making all necessary arrangements in get ting away. Lieut. H. M. Richards step ped up into the vacancy and now has charge of this section. Lieut. B. A. Broughton arrived at the field Friday from Guerst ner Field, Lake Charles, La., and will act as assistant to Lt. Richards. 1st. Lieut. Wainwrighl Shroeder arrived at the Post Saturday, from Langley Field, Hampton, Va., and was assign ed to duty in the gunnery de partment as gunnery officer. The Lieut, is a son of admiral Shroeder of the U. S. Navy.