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THE KEESLER FIELD NEWS
Volume 1—Number • Published Every Wednesday by The Hilosi-Gulfpert Daily Herald for the Mi j Pe el of Keasier Field, at Mini M •< Wednesday Afternoon, November I*. INI I —— -From — A.M. to P.M. -By Pfc. Clifford E Jaffe - Did you ever feel that if ouj menus had a woman # touch, the: might be a great deal improved' Well the gripe'# on you. if yen have any kick about Army ehow Tell it to Mim Mary I Barber, ex pert food consultant to the Sec retary of War. She a respon#ible for Ihe #tom eches upon which you march Every menu, as a matter 4f fact planned by the commandant# ol the baker#’ and cook#' school# in the nine corps areas ia sent Xc SI is# Barber for approval, and il it doesn't get her personal okay the food never gets to your mess kit. Pf ERERQUE: Soldier* eat more meat and bread than any other food. Iced tea is the favorite summer drink, with coffee running high in the winter. According to statis tics. selectees eat much more than ihe boy* In the Regular Army did Dietician# ex plain that the new army la made up of younger boys who are still growing, and so need more food. Heavy on Spuds Imagine peeling 3,366 pounds of potatoes a day! For that, according to Lieuten ant Sigerion, me * officer, is an average consumption of spuds here. In addition, the general mesa serves, on an average day, as an example, 9,365 eggs; 624 pour'd* of ham; 6,240 bottles of milk; l, 8B8 cans of pineapple; 6,240 boxes pf cereal; 835 pounds of navy beans; 2,373 pounds of beef; 125 cans of cocoa; 624 cans of corn; 390 cans of peaches; 1,123 pounds of tomatoes; 624 pounds of onions; 120 cans of apple sauce; 60 cans of carrots; 250 pounds of crack ers; 250 cans of hominy, 624 cans of peas, 3,540 pounds of veal; 60 gallons of -our pickles; 4,500 pounds of butter, and 9,000 pounds of bread. MORE F<X9D FOR THOUGHT; The army is ready to dish out I2t ounced balanced meals. The new streamlined field ration has been tiied on 10 men from Wright f dd m Dayton, O., on a 100-mlle trek across parched New’ Mex ico, and worked out success fully. A pemmican biscuit contain ing virtually all of the essentials for a balanced diet is the ration's mainstay. Each meal package also contains two graham crackers and a stick of chewing gum. The breakfast is enlivened by powdered soluble coffee with sugar, malted milk tablets and a small tin of veal loaf. In addition to the ever-present pemmican bis cuit, dinner includes a ham loaf tin. tube of bouillon paste and dextrose tablets. Supper packages sport pork-beef sausage, choro la;e fudge and tablets for mak ing lemonade. What, no beans? Perfect Meal WE ALWAYS THOUGHT that aoldiers preferred a big. juicy steak, er roast beef, or chops for a main course. But, according to •xperts, Mr. Joe is on the wrong ta k. They say the “perfect meal” consists of tomato juice, fried liver *nd bacon, boiled potatoes, green peas, hot rolla or whole wheat, and ice cream sandwich with fresh strawberries and a glass of milk. The reason this dinner Is su perior, experts point out, is be cause it provide* the diner with iron, calcium, thiamin and ribo flavin Again, we ask. what—no beans? Two New Chaplains Report to Field Two new assistant base chap la ns reported here for duty in the past week, brining the total of chapl* ns at the Air Corps Technical School to five. The chaplain?. Rev. Virgil A. C8mbron of Willis, Va., of the Lutheran faith, and Rev. Ralph T Osborne of Cafnillus, N. Y., Bapti*.. were both called into ser vice Nov. 6, and are first lieut enants 0 ART SHOW CHANGE The National Art Week exhibi tion will be held at the Buena Vina Hotel, instead of the Com munity House, as was previously announced The showing will be continued for the remainder of the week. LOST Brown leather billfold Identi fication carda read James F. Ehm wald Finder plea** contact owner at Hq & Mq. Squadron. ACTS He Was One Of The First To See The Modern Tank MAJOR MacDONALD SERVED BEF AS SURGEON it V. Oiliv 07 LH«UW. one of Keesler Field'** officer* was probably one of the first to »ee the modem tank in it* infancy— even before it* first use in battle The orficer i* Maj. Charles F MacDonald of the Dental Corps.; who 1 :s recently assigned to the j Medical Detachment heTe. The j major served for a time with the j Harvard Surgical Unit during the j 1916 was wailing in England to be shipped back to America. Major MacDonakJ and a friend had wandered off the mam road while on a cross-country hike and nad come upon a large depression n the ground. At the bottom a group of British officer* were clustered about what looked like a miniature box-car. n a restricted area and was asked to leave immed.aigly. He realized that he had seen a tank ;n an ex perimental tryout Almost two years later, the major, a« a «.rgeon assigned to the lit*. Eng-.nee r* of the / f. helped to unload the tanka that Acre js^d at Cam bra n the first r.aaa tank attack of the war Donald. althoufh an officer of the Harvard Unit, an American outfit, served more with the British Ex~ peditonary Forces in France than with the American Armies The major was gazetted as s first lieutenant of the Royal Army Medical Corps and served .n tha* capacity from December 9, 1915 te September I. I9lf. OLE OPRY COMES TO KEESLER 1 Caravan Due Here Nov. 26 3 Performances Will Be Held in New Post Theatre More then 3000 soldiers will at tend three performancee o'. th« Camel Caravan ahow a week from today. Nov. 29. featur.ng the opening of Keesler Field's ftrsi new theatre, located near whal will be the principal entrance tc the post on the east I o' Is* housing area The thestre will secommodite the huge crowd expected to at tend only by hav.ng cont.nuous performance* The schedule, of ficially announced by the Moral* Office, calls for two performances for all men on the post, starting al 7:13 and 8 43 In the evening A third performance at 10:13 will ba limited to students having late evening classes. GRAND OLE OPKV The Camel Caravan, the only •how sponsored by a big business firm to offer a complete program, strictly good-will in Intent and purpose, and non-broadcast, will .eature talent from the well known “Grand Ole Opry” of Nashville, Tenn. Acting as master of ceremonies for the hour-long show will be Ford Rush who will introduce such well-known variety actors as the 'Golden West Cowboys,” stars of screen, radio and stage, and fea turing “Pee Wee” King and his thousand-dollar accordion, “Smil in’ Eddie” Arnold with hia “gitar” and “Cowboy Joe” with his ba«-s fiddle Also appearing will be Fiddlin’ Red.'' the fastest fiddler in five states, “San Antonio Rose”, who sings and yodels, Kay Car lisle, the Camelette Trio,” Dolly Dearman, dancer, and Minnie Pearl, the “Pride of the Grinders Switch”, commedienne. FREE CIGARETTES During the performance, two cigarette girls who do featured dancine. will distribute cigarettes | to the audience. Thanksgiving Fetes For Many Soldiers At Biloxi Homes The sizzle of turkey i t a warm oven and the eoft clatter of dishes in the kitchen will play sweet music to the eager ears of 384 Keesier Field soldiers, guests to morrow in Biloxi homes. It will be the first home-cooked meal in the Army for many, and for some the first Thanksgiving away from home. lt*s a good guess that there'll he many second help ings, satisfied groans snd recipes written home. Arrangements were made for the dinners by the Athletics and Re creation office through Biloxi churches, whose members issued the Invitations. 1.0 ST Brown Buxton wallet by Pvt. Robert D. Hudkins, 3C8th School Squadron. Finder please contact Military Police headquarters. To and Fro A C-39 transport plane was flown from Scott Field to Gulf port by Capt Carl Swyter. senior pilot. The plane, which brought radio equipment to Keesier Field's sub-depot, rirried a crew of eight oesides the pilot 1st Lt James O. Reed is mak ing an extensive cross-country trip to the Pacific Coast and northern United States. He is fly ing a P-38-A. CoL R E O’Neill, Commanding Officer. Chanute Field. 111., pilot, and Maj. J. J Marrow, co-pilot, recently flew a C-40 here to pick up three eooki who had accom panied a Chanute Field troop train to Keesier Field CoL O'Neill was the house guest of Col. A W. Brock Jr , while »t Biloxi. Two YTM-l’s, twin motored Bell fighters, one P-37 and one P-43 may be ferried here soon for use in the AM school. The P-43 will be the fastest plane at Kees ier Field with a speed in excess of 300 miles per hour. ..'SPANISH MOSS'..Kv Erdahl A a 1 i II II A i-wiA** "1*11 bet be haun t a MisUtsIppi hunting license.** Knell Sounds For Tent City! Thousand Men Move Tent City is gone! With the flash of a lightning order spoken over telephone* throughout the tent urea. cots, barracks bags, foot lockers and clothes were gathered up by more than a thousand hurrying men and transported in roaring trucks to waiting barracks. In two days, 15 organisations on Keesier Field made the big move from Tent City, inhabited at one time or another since July by every outfit in this newest of the Air Corps Technical Schools. TO NORTHWEST BARRACKS First to move last Wednesday were Hq. A Hq ACTS, Squad ron* 395 through 397 and 411 through 416 Then Friday, the service group* composed of the 59th Air Ba«e Squadron. Hq A Hq. 69th Air Base Group, the 75th Materiel Squadron, the 34th QM Detachment and Detachment QM (WDOH) transferred their be longings to the northwest blocks of barracks Only the tent area mess remains in its old location in Naval Re serve Park t continue serving to about 900 men who will be fed opened. OVER 1000 MOVE About 1100 men were moved into barrack* in the two day push and though some of them have been quartered in what will be their permanent location*, others are expected to be transferred in the near future to barracks close to headquarters building, oow near.ng completion. All tents in Naval Reserve Park, excluding those used by the out door mess, were struck Saturday. Keesler Trucks Travel 10,000 Miles Daily Keesler Tie d truck* travel 10 000 miles eve.y day. stales Lieu tenant Frank b. McDowell of the motor pool. That's plenty of mileage in an language, but it s just routine for the drivers of the motor po< Every day 200 trucks start out on the many transportation jobs to be done on the field, such as the ten-truck laundry convoy which makes its daily trip to Camp Shelby and back. In charge of sending the trucks on the.r way, is the dispatching office. This is made up of fifteen men who work in three eight-hour shift*, thus giving Keesler Field twenty-four hour transportation service. Keeping the truck* In A-1 run ning condition is the job of the maintenance department, who have a crew of twelve fully-trs-n ed mechanics on hand Its a big job th.8 transportation business' Keesler Field's Band Growing; More Men Needed Twelve enlisted men have so far been permanently assigned to the Keesler Field Bond. They are Pvta. Frank Cavtorina. Ugo Colletti, Carl E. Eiler. Donald Aurand, Joseph F. Azzarello. Nu ma Leger, Ray C. Smith. Herbert L Brubaker Jr., John T. Dough er, Ralph F. Kelly, Robert L. Sloan and Joseph L. McBride Other musician* on the post at% urged to contact Pfcs. Olin Payne and Ramon Rojo or Pvt. William E. Lyford at the receiving station, Building 11, Block 2. between the hours of 8 am. to 10 am. and 1 p m U> 2pm Instruments for a complete band are being furnished by the War Department. Keesler Field Calendar THURSDAY, NOV W | SOCIAL Methodist Chapter ilouee. * F&rrBAU. Biiom » Ouitpon. i jo p m , Gulfport, t Soldier rates) FRIDAY. NOV ?! LBCTURE— Exhibition of picture* and travel talk, Biloxi Community House. 1-1 p m DANCING d'Iberville Recreation ren ter. 7 p m ; Bav View Auditorium Rav View Apartments. 7pm CAMERA CLUB Mse'.rs Chamber of Commerce room. Aveler Hotel, 7 p GLEE CLUB—Meeting* Pliattl Pavil ion, Ip m CHURCH SERVICES - Jewish, Recre ation Hall. Block 11. 7 p rr FOOTBALL Gulf Coast Military! Academe v* St Stanislaus Bay St Louis. 7 © m. SATURDAY. NOV ft CHURCH SERVICES Jewish. R*r;e ation Hail Block 11 10 a rr. LECTURE—Exhibition of pictures and travel talk. Biloxi Community House, l-« r m. •OCTAL—First Baptist Church lie p DANCING Formal Biloxi Community House, 9 d to CHtRCH RZRVICH—CAthoUc CWihl siona. • p m . Recreation Hall Block 11 SUNDAY. NOV IS CHURCH SERVICES- Catholic con fessions before each mi**, masse* 7 and 9*m. Episcopal' Holy Com munion. lam t penance on appoint ment*. Protestant 34th QM 9 a m ; service and sermon, 10 a m Guard House servjce*. II'29 »- m All in Recreation Hall. Block 11 OPEN HOUSE — Me* nudist Chapter House. 1-7 p m , and • 1S-9 lip m LECTURE-Exhibition of picture* and travel talk Biloxi Community House, 1-4 p m FttJLOWSHrP HOUR — Firet Baptist Church, f 15-9 15 p m TUESDAY. NOV 1» OPEN HOUSE— Methodist Chapter Houa# 7pm DANCING—Pita to Pavilion. Tom. © Iberville Recreation Center 7 p. m WEDNESDAY. NOV 24 THEATRE--Camel Caravan's *Crand Ole Opry." 7 35 and Ml p m eve ning students. 10 15 jp m . Poet Thea tre at e**t end of field DAN* ING Infor me! by Military Ms d* Biloxi Community House, I p m Construction Speeded; Gas Heating Soon I Installation of a gas-tr§nami*aion , pipe; na from K easier Field, eon [ ne> t.ng with the main conduit ten i mi«* away near Gulfport, was ! started last week, states the latest gflftert of the U h Eng neers in charge of construction here. Work should be finished within the next three weeks, when all ser vice buildings and I arracks will i be connected for heat. At present, ' four m*»i halls in operation here i are using gas, specially piped from ] th* Biloxi branch of the conduit I Other phases of construction j ha^e progressed in equal tempo j The total job on the field is es timated to be about 70 per cent (inched F,\en construction of hangars will be speeded as all the •tee required has arrived and steel gangs have been assigned to work * warm-up apron. work upon which was slowed up earlier m j the month by two heavy rainfalls, ; is nearing completion with about j two to three more week* required to finish the project. The sewage plant and mcinera tor, which at present is tha moat vital unfinished project on the field, is more than SO per cent completed while the sanitary sew ers are more than 80 per cent finished According to the report, Uie | next 30 days ahouid show marked improvement on tills work, and should the mechanical equipment necessary for the aewruge plant be installed within aoheduled time, the entire sewage system will be ready for use before January. Aptitude Test Experts Visit Keesler Field Dovetailing the procedures in classifying servicemen in recep* lion centers with the aptitude test* in u*e by the Air Corps since the Wotld War. engaged the services of 1st Lt. Harry W. Rue* of the Adjutant General's Office. Wash ington, D. C., and Richard W. Fau bion. senior personnel technician of th«* Air Corps Technical Train- ] mg Command, Tulsa. Okla., on a visit to Keesler Field last week The visit was one of a regular tour of reception centers during which procedures for assigning men to Air Corps Technical Schools after classifying them in aptitude tests will be worked out standard tests for classifying men for training since World War day# while the Adjutant General's Of fice has more recently worked oul a general classify-ation test by wh|.h men are selected for the several branches of the army. Fur ther classification, because of the | hiimly technical nature of the j training required, is needed to propc ly place those men selected for the Air Corps. From here Lieutenant Dues and Mr. Faubon left for Sheppard Field. Wichita Falls, Tex, on • * mjlar visit. 15,000 Coat Hangers Distributed Here By Soldiers’ Lounge .1 ore uian is.ihhi coat nangria i hav# now been dtatributed to anl d era of Keealer Field, Rev H. W. Van Hook, auperviaor of th# Bi loxi Soldier*' Lounge, hat an nr meed Tha hangera may o* obtained by requeating them at the lounge, which la located juat back nf the Central Community Hou>e, Biloxi. Raverend Van Hook hai ex prrtaed hit appreciation for the hat gera, donated by citizen* of Gulfport, Biloxi and Paaa Chria tiotq and would apprec.ate further d< aliona to meet the needa of the growing population of the poat. Hangar* may be tent directly to the lounge or to the Biloxi or Gulfport office* of the Daily Her ald. AIR CORrS TECHNICAL SCHOOL A REPLACEMENT CENTER KEESLER FIELD. BILOXI. MISS November 20. IM1 - -—-— I ml«s being with you thi* Thanksgiving, but the Army did a nice job of making me feel at home We all traveled on our stomach* despite the fact they were tore from over eating Our menu waa: Celers and Olive* Lettuce Heart* and Dressing Fruit Cocktail KOAST TURKEY Oyster Dressing Mashed Potatoes and Giblet Gravy Cranberry Sauce BAKED HAM Candied Sweet Potatoes Buttered Peas Hot Rolls lee Cream Cocoanut Layer ( eke Mlaed Nuts Assorted fruits Cigarettes and Cigars Coffee Alints Mince Pie Candy You can sec why thi* menu left me wearing a girdle. l-el'a hope thi* letter find* you the aame way! Youra very alncerely, Real 'Spread' Planned for Thanksgiving The fcant* of th# ancient Cireeki nnd Roman*, the repail* of th# old Anglo-Saxons, and th# bountiful Thanksgiving dinners of th# Pil grim* themielve* h*d nothing on the "»pread" being prepared for the Thanksgiving Day dinner of | 10,000 Keeiler Field toldler* , Th# men will be served a meal ranging from "aoup to nut*'. from I Fruit Cocktail to Ic# Cream and Mint#, from Salad to Coffee and Minra Pla, Mor# than *000 pounds of ro*»t turkey, 200 ran* of cran oerry aauce, 1250 quart* of Ire cream 2500 pound* of baked ham. 1700 mine# pie* and §000 pound* of *w##l and mashed po tatoes will b# *erv*d And. «ettllng bark comfortably after the dinner, each man will b# presented with • pack of cigar ette* *nd two cigar* Mor# than 20,000 cigars and 10,000 package* of cigarettes have been purchased for thi* purpose And boy* from New York to California, fiom Florida to Mam, will “light up" and dlacua* their home Thank*giving* and home towns, their Army Thanksgiving Day. Mock-up Props Now in Use At ACT School Th# Propeller Branch of th# Airplane Dlvlalun. occupying th# fourth two-week period of th# Air Corps Technical Schools 22-week program at Keeiler Field, opened November 10 and the ramoval of propeller* from 11 plane* ***igned to th* Structure* Branch w*a completed November 12 with the propellers set up ready for student instruction. Additional props will *onn be •ent to thi* field by th# M* nten snre Command from tha Fairfield Arr Depot at Patterson Field. O ! and from Duncan Field. San An- I ‘on lo Tex Chanute Field will also tend • carload of “mock-up*" or work ing life-«ir.e model* of propeller* which will f*c|||tat# th* student*' »tudy of synchronization of prop* with motor* Prevent plan* e*li for th* f»b- j - cation of the*# mock-up# at! Keesler Field »oon. Cap*. Harold I 1 Krelder Fxecutl * Officer of j th* school, declared Field's Mail Rivals That Of Biloxi At home the postman always rings twice but on Krrsler field It** a different story. Once word gets out that the mail win dow is open for business, the msh begin* The fact it that the sol diers on the field are mad cod* ■clou*. Report* from the field post of fice give an idea of how mweh i II Keesler Field soldiers write and receive An average of seven thousand letters sre cancelled every day. almost a* much as the Biloxi post office handle* In re turn for this outgoing mad *ol diers receive a like amount, with the added interest of nearly 8300 pounds of packages. In charge of the post office, lo cated on O street Just east of the PX, la Superintendent E V. Shova with hi* eight assistant* The pout office la open (font 8 a. m. to 6 p m. Public Relations Staff Joined by Lt. R. DeRouen Ind Lt Acad R D* Rouen of Philadelphia, Pa, hn» txttn «» *lgnrd to tha Public Helat on* Of flra at K*«l»r Ftotu to a«»lat lit Lt. Anthony V. Ragualn. Publ:c Halatlona and Military Intelli gence Officer Lieutenant Da Rmj.n, a giad uat* of Panruylvanla Military Col lage, nerved ila month* with the Royal Canadian Air Forte in Can ada before entering the U. S Air Corpa on July § Before coming to Kee>l»r, the lieulrnent vai Anlatant Peraonnel Adjutant at Jefftraon Barrack*, Mo Are You Up on Military Coder5 Find Out Now 1. What is (he monthly base, rate of a mailer sergeant'* Tech- ! nlcal sergeant? Staff sergeant* 2> How large i* an infantry ] rifle iquad* 3) How many companies com pose a battalion* 4) What are the combat ele ment* of the division? 8) What Is the primary task of I field artillery* (Answer* on next pearl Casanova To Harding! We Have ’Em All At Keesler Imagine Warren Harding and John Paul Jonea going ftahing to gether, or "Jerk" Oerner end Robert E Lee swapping yarns over a ' tail ona”, or John Adams waahing dishes tor Stonewall Jackson' The Idee may SEEM far feWhed b it it'a not unusual at Keeelri field, reports Staff Sgt, John T O'Rourke, of the classification de partment At tha field there ere four “buck' privates named Pri vate Buck (Lloyd. Harold, Eugene and Cecil), a 1st Sergeant Sargent, and even a John Brown, from South Carolina. The love angle a amply covered oy a Casanova named Clarence h en the weather i oot forgot ten, for there » a Blizzard (Har ry). The very es • iter of spang ta represented by the Barefoot boy (Ronald). Tom Sawyer Finn. Clyde and Ji nn Apple Gi ..er Cherry and William Raaoerry. Music makers find a natural plug’’ in Joseph Joseph (no re lation to the song hit of the same name), and continuing the douole talk, Samuel Samuels New England meet* New Mex- ; ice in the "handle'* Ezequ.e! Ca-;-| allero, and an evening visitor can always call locator file and be | directed to where R >-vert Louis Stevenson rest*. If you prefer tne unique wed Private Kun San Gong « only ore ■ f a numoer of Orienul "John Does ” Keesler Now Has 11.000 Men Nears Half-Way Mark; Shipments Increase Sharply Kcealer Feld ta nearing tha half-way mark with a total .trength of 11.872 man on N'ovam bar 12 Ultimata atrength ta ee timalad at about 24,088 man Tha in-reaae hai baan aharper during tha peat faw weeka than avar ba fora m tha hutory of tha field, adding aavaral thouaand man da •plta ah.pmenta of man from Kaaa tar I mid to othar fold* Out of aiary alavan man al Kraalar raid, four ara mambara of tha parmanant party, thraa ara atudenta In tha AM aehon! and four ara racruita taking thalr baaia training, or waiting to ba trana trrrad, writ to achool or mada peimanant party. Of tha racruita and permanent party man. on# In every tan i« on apactal duty. Unita allowing tha greaieet tn rraaaa aia tha machanlea' a-hool aquadrona. 302, 303, 308 and 107. Th-Mir loaing mambara ware tha replacement canter aquadrona. 201. 30.1 and 304, although noma re placement aquadrona tha 399th for eaample, have tripled their atrength during lha teat month and a half. Large.t unit on tha field la tha 3n.lth School Squadron, totaling 922 men on November 12, only 78 men abort of Ita 1000 man rapa city Smallest aquadron on No vember 12, totalling 49, man, wea tha 4IMh School Squadron. Instrument Check Pilots Appointed I MaJ Donald B. Smith. Haj j Hobart K Taylor. Capt Harold L Krelder and Capt Charts* T. Stoffer, Air Cor pa flying Offi cer!, hav* bean assigned aa In slrumerit Check Pllota for Keesler Field, by order of Col. Arthur W. Brock Jr, Commanding Officer All pilots. Captain Kraldtr ex plained. ara required to taka a »emi-year!y examination on tn •trument Hying. In -onformance with the Chief of Air Corps" direc tive on flying Objective of Instrument flying training It to Instruct pilots tn the method of control of an airplana in a hooded cm kplt of a lent plana without outside visual ref erence Pools Included la tha check are: Level flight, sharp turns, fast turns on an abrupt oank, spiral climbing, glides, stalls, recovery from spiral* and spin*, employ ment of radio range for following radio beams and orientation, and demonstration of ability to fly with or without flight and turn indicators. If the chsck lx completed suc cetafuUy, the pilot la awarded an Instrument check card, without which ha la not permitted on in strument flights. Engine Branch To Be Held in School Building The Aircraft Engines Branch of tha Air Corps Technical School at Kcesler Field is « heduied to open December 9 In School Building No 1. according to Capt. Harold 1- Kreider, Esecutiv* Officer of the school. Aircraft Fmgine* la the flrt phase of the Engines Division. It was originally planned to start the b ench in one of the field'* hangars but that building will not be completed In t me. School Building No. 1 was expect ed to be finished by Monday, allow .ng a week for equipment set-up and two week* for *n in structor refresher course. Cold? 12,500 More Blankets Shipped Here A load of 11.500 blankets waa brought into Keesler Field last Wednesday night in an effort to br.ng each enlisted man's total to four, according to 2nd Lu Marsh*! E Bailey. Quartermaster Property Officer. An equal number of heavy com forter* will be sent to this field through the Fourth Corps Area Quartermaster soon. Seven thou sand additional blankets will o* sent from Fort Benning. Ga., later on. TAX-FREE TRAVEL Mill (ary personnel are exempt from paying the new travel tax recently enacted by Congres . which, provides for an additional fee on transportation tickets, whether by motor vehicle, rail roads water or air.