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WITH THE MSSPIC^:. Confucius said ' marry years' ago, “as you would that others do unto you, do you also unto them." -That Chinese proverb has ben handed dewn through the ages. And in T/5 John F. Simmons we see its per sonification. T/5 Simmons, who until recently was a member of the lab staff, is not only a gentleman and a soldier, but is also a scholar. Having graduated from U. S. C. in 1939, he entered the University where he received his master degree in Bacteriology in 1942. He was inducted into the armed forces in March of 1943. Since which time he has done an excellent job as lab technician here in the Station Hospital. He now aspires to attain new heights and with full cognizance of our loss we say farewell and best wishes to him in his new role as Officer Candidate. To know T/5 Simmcns is to like him. We know that he will make a fine officer, and in the words of the Chaplain we bid him God’s speed. “Behind the Scenes” I believe it was Winston Churchill in his reference to the RAF who said “never before in the history of the world have so many owed so much to so few.” Maybe we can’t say that of the laboratory staff, never before in the history of the world, but we can say that there are so many who owe so much to so few. This handful of enlisted men and women have pitted their skill, strength, and wisdom against the forces of death and destruction to make life possible where it seemed impossible. It is they who tracked down the various organisms respon sible for disease in man. It is they who juggle the various types of blood gnd determine their compata bility without which the surgeon wculd be greatly handicapped. Theirs is a tremendous job, and I’m sure every Medical Officer will agree when I say they’re doing a swell job. The gigantic task of su pervising the enlisted personnel of the department belongs to T/3 Thomas E. McClellan. Sgt. McClel lan comes from Los Angeles, and attended the Pacific Union College in Northern California where he was taking a pre-medic course. He has seen four years of service in the armed forces, most of which he spent as a laboratory technician working in the various departments. He is a competent person and well liked by those who work with and under him. Another stalwart in the laboratory section is T/4 Arthur E. Desmangles. Sgt. Desmangles hails from Sacra mento, California. Sgt. Desmangles received his training at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver. He too has spent most of his three years in the lab. At present he is charged with the responsibility of seeing that all is well in the Bacteriology department. T/5 James L. Scott, who comes from New York, is a graduate of RFA High School of Rome, N. Y., and prior to induction was a time- % ~ s' Hi Pictured above is the efficient staff of enlisted men who handle the affairs of the Lakeside Of ficers Mess, under the able direction of Mrs. Helen Blatt. Seated in front are Cpt Wm. D. Bennett, Jr., mess sergeant, and Cpl. Oscar L. Crozier, as sistant custodian and in charge of all enlisted men. The other members of the staff, standing left to THE APACHE SENTINEL, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1945 “I knitted my boy friend a sweater— and he says he made this for me' keeper for Baird Copper & Brass Mfg. Co. He is a graduate of Ft. Benjamin Harrison Hospital of Indianapolis, and Fitzsimmons General Hospital of Denver, and holds a certificate of proficiency as both surgical and lab tech. Also doing a magnificent job T/5 Lois Turner of the WAC Det. T/5 Turner is a native of Virginia, and is a graduate of West Va. State Teachers College where she received the Bachelor of Science in Chem istry. She has served 24 months in the armed forces, 21 of which she has spent’as lab tech in the Station Hospital. She is a very charming person and is doing a commendable job. Pvt. Recla Freeman, who came to the Station Hospital with T/5 Turner, is a native of Missouri. She attended Philander Smith College and Lincoln U. where she received the Bachelor of Science degree. A member of the Sigma Gamma Phi Sorority, Pvt. Freeman has served two years in the armed forces, most of which she has spent as lab tech in the Station Hospital. Pvt. Bernice Murphy, a native of Brooklyn, has spent most of her 18 months as lab J.ech in the Station Hospital. She is a very charming person with loads of personality. At present she is doing an excel lent job in serology. Pvt. Agnes Pierre cbmes from New Orleans where pripr to enlistment, she was in nurse training. Like the others, Pvt. Pierre has spent most of her time in the service as lab technician in the Station Hospital. At present she is enjoying a convalescent fur lough in New Orleans. Recently re turned to the laboratory is Pvt. Emily Harris of the WAC Section. Pvt. Harris has served as lab tech nician here before; so we know she is a very competent person. She hails from Pennsylvania, and is a swell person, and an asset to the staff. “Off the Record” Too bad Drake had to wait so late to talk to Ford. It’s marvelous what a dose of castor oil can do—isn’t it, Lakeside Crew right, are: Pvt. Hosea Richardson, Pvt. Arthur Gray, Pfc. Fred Green, Pvt. Floyd Mullins, Pvt. John Wylie, Pfc. Raymond Outley, Pvt. Thomas Montgomery, and Pvt. T. J. Harper. Not shown In the photo are Pvt. Charles Patton, who took the picture and Wm. Silver and Edward Brown, who were not present at the time. Ford? It looks as though “The Temple” is doing an enterprising business these days. At least one would think so from the amount of traffic. I see Romeo has gone into seclu sion, but it’s rumored that he’s still ‘ functioning as “information please.” Barnes is trying to tear his way into the* Hinton estate. I see he has Jane doing his needle work. Jett has recently taken over the Hospital's concession at WACville. I hear he’s just been elected gov ernor. I wonder what Brown and Berry man are looking for on those moon light strolls—they already have their accomplices. I don’t see how “Rochester” can see how to play golf, fry chicken, and nurse the bcttle all at the same time, especially after dark. I hear that Romeo has a com petitor in the lip service department, now that James B. has taken a fancy to that field of endeavor. ! It looks as though John O. has himself in a jam. Mrs. John O. wants to know why he has to smile when he has pictures made with the WACs. I see that CROOK is a man of the world these days. He’s dwelling in BEULAH LAND. I wonder why Freman is receiving fan mail addressed “The Legs” these days? Jr. sems to find the barracks un bearable now that his luck is gone. He spends his nights singing “I Wonder.” Could it be that Parker too be lieves that the grass is greener in the other fellow’s field, or is it that the water is hotter, and the mirrors are better in the other barracks? Well, it looks as though Sgt. Bland has started a private swimming pool, built with tears shed during the parting of the 372nd, but all I want to know is what’s happened to the 93rd? m G. U.’s latest addition is a prize find. Although he spends most of Caught Without His Pants **" y i NEW YQRK—Pfc. Clara Adams, , Lockbournj AAB, Coluipbu.s, Ohio, who supewzises «ie repair and al-4 | teration of GI clothing for the QM here, appreciates the expression,, ; “Was my face red?” A member of tihe perruatjent party, : feeling the returh of his clothing j was overdue, hailed Pfc. Adams on a ; crowded base street and bellowed, j “Hey sis, when do I get my pants back?” J The above story is from the May 14th issue of YANK, which each week J covers the lighter *side of Army life in its Camp News pages. | his time pressing the cushions, he complains of pains in the pedal ex tremities. Your pains may be due to a lack of activity, ever try standing on them, old MAN? Well,, kids, here’s wishing you a pleasant weekend, and reminding you to keen on the straight and nar i row because I’ll be seeing you. —THE EYE. Around Wacville Spring is surely here. We hear sparrows singing around our bar- I racks every morning bsfore we fall J out for reveille. The air is so fresh and sweet but, oh, if I could just ; sleep a bit longer. No—you cannot get those 40 winks and make the line-up on time. We’ll probably have a chemical warfare class today and maybe we’ll do a bit of drilling to morrow. EVeryone enjoys those right flanks and left flanks we are given so early in the morning. It sure makes a soldier feel so good after he has done a bit of exercise in this early spring weather. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself some fine morning. Watch the sun rise; it’s cne of the most picturesque scenes you will find anywhere this side of heaven. 372 Inf. Regt. Departs And with them went several of my good friends’ hearts Sunday morning, exactly at 0600 I The 3-7-2 started on a wander. The Post Militray Band played | While several dewy-eyed WACs prayed. Os course we will miss them And I know you will toe, Because they’re a grand bunch of soldiers r Well disciplined, yes, courtesy all the way through. Carry on. you willing and ready soldiers, We know you’ll do your best, j Go on and sail the seven seas so you can come back to America and rest. Sunday afternoon, we decided to go out to Brock Field and see the first baseball game of the season. What a game!!! The weather was I typical for baseball although a brisk ,west wind blowing across the field sometimes caused the ball to sort of go haywire. Nevertheless, SCU was wide aw'ake, sharp and strictly cn the beam. The game, as I saw it, was very good, although I became very pan icky in the seventh inning when the j visitors from Davis-Monthan Field played our boys to a tie, and then wi’ested the lead from them, com ,pletely. Hank Moore of SCU broke jit up with a game-winning home “But Captain, are you SURE you have the wrong number?” Fort Huachuca, Arizona run and we all" went home happy. • Seen at the first game of the rea son: Col. M. O. Bousefield of ! Station Hospital, sitting in a box in fthe officers’ section; with him. Major Allen, Capt. Jamieson, Capt. Bouyer, , Capt. Arthur Thomas, Major Carter and Mrs. Percy Simms, wife of the SCU star. Among the WACs attend ing the opener were: T/3 Mertis Colwart, T/5 Della O. Haney, T/5 Alma’ Warren, T/5 Lois Turner, Pvt. Helen Cross, T/3 Dorothy Harris, Pfc. Frankie Howard, T/4 Josephine Kelleybrew, Pvt. Charlotte Dobbs, T/4 Bertha Parker and Pfc. Eva Reaves. The WACs all enjoyed the game and say that you dan count on them to be out there rooting for SCU at the next one. 0 . The Casuals It was “H” hour, 1145, “D” day, l Sunday, 22 April 1945, when the SCU Casual Detachment saw the last of . their enemies off and moved in to establish a beach head. After many days of patient wait ing, planning and repeated lectures on “How to Win a WAC,” the Casual Detachment in one mass attack es tablished and made secure an im movable beach head. Latest reports were finishing touches ai*e being made and inhabi tants of said locality are more than | friendly. After personally interviewing a few of these conquered people, ma ijority stated thus, “We believe that . troops now occupying our locality I are more or less considered as “emancipators” than conquerors, and we could not be treated bettter by our fathers, brothers or husbands.” Perhaps some of us may seem a little egotistical, but that is an act to test the power of our invaders. We are bv no means fastidious and awaiting the opportunity to meet all the members of the Casual Detachment.” Ist Sgt. Joseph Honore was among the first to set foot on this strange soil. I am sure whatever the future holds in store must be good. It has been rumored that the two “Top Kicks” (WAC and Casual Detach ment) have been holding private conferences in very strange places. Commanding Officer of invading Detachment is very proud of accom plishments. From various leaders it’s stated that everything is running precisely as planned. The Casual Detachment was well represented on the SCU Baseball Team Sunday, 22 April 1945, both on j the bench as well as on the field. Pvt. Anthony Mouton, Casual De tachment, star pitcher, formerly of Lafayette Red Sox, Lafayette, Louis iana, started the game and pitched six innings, alowing two hits and one unearned run. S/Sgt. Thomas Martin, Casual De tachment, played a tight and fast ! center field the whole game—form | erly a pitcher with the Eli Royal Giants, Baltimore, Md., and boasted I a batting average at that time of | .320. Sunday was his first game after 4 ; being absent from this sport for two : years. Ist Sgt. Joseph W. Honore, Casual ; Detcahment, although he did not | play the first game, he did do a fine I job of coaching the bases from the side line's. Formerly a first baseman ! with the Creston Colored Giants j (now the Great Black Soxs), N. Y., he played from “32” to “38.” Ist Sgt. ! Honore may possibly be seen in ac- I tion with the SCU in the future. 1 —W.E.H.