In the interest of military and civilian personnel of WSPG for a betterment of understanding between the Military Services and Federal Employees. and a greater Guided Missile Program for peac:e and in t ime of war.
The 1953 Red Cross Fund
Campaign at White Sands
Proving Ground continued
about on schedule last week,
with the total standing at
$1,544.28 as of last Saturday. Maj . Leland G. Ewalt, chair
m an of the drive for the Proving Ground, pointed out that the total \\·as slightly over the goal set for that date, and that barring an unexpeced slowdown the post should be able to reach its $2,200 quota by the time the fund campaign ends. Some units were lagging behind last week, but were expected to pick up momentum during the final week of the campaign.
V ol. IV , No. 1 L AS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO, THURS DAY, MARCH 26, 1953 PUBLICATION OFFICE 114 So. Church St .. Las Crucea. N. K.
The drive opened on Feb. 28 and will continue through March 31. The $2.200 goal for WSPG is only $299 more than the post contributed last year, in spite of the fad that this year's national goal of $93,000,000 is the largest since World War II.
Detachment 2 Leads An expansion of the National
Blood Program, for which the Red Cross is the collecting agency, and the necessity for continuing the hundreds of other programs of the Red Cross both at home and abroad, caused the increase in the national goal.
Much of the blood collected this year will be used to make gamma globulin serum to protect polio victims against certain types of paralysis. Blood also will be used in Korea, where the continuation of hostilities has necessitated an expansion of other Red Cross programs as well.
Maj. Ewalt reported Saturday (Cont inued on Back Page)
First Families Move Into Post's Low-Rent Buena Vista Homes
Moving vans, trucks and
loaded cars rolled through the Proving Ground's main guard
gate on Friday morning,
March 13, announcing the ar
r iva l of the first families to
occupy the newly completed
units a t Buena Vista Homes, In c.
Fifty-two of the 235 units were ready for occupancy on that date.
The sm art, modern homes, begun in September, 1952, were constructed under the provisions of the Wherry Housing Act. They provide the lowest rental rates of any Wherry Housing Project in the U.S.
Among the first families to move into the new units were the George Nepevuxes, the C. J . Bickleys and the W. E. Gillilands.
Served in Korea
M/ Sgt. George Nepevux , Chief Clerk, Logistics Division, has been at the Proving Ground for the past 10 months. Enlisting in the Army in 1944, he served more than two years in the Pacific Theater, seeiny 10 months duty in Korea.
The Nepevux family lived in Las Cruces before moving to the post. Sgt. Nepevux, his wife, Estelle, and children, Clyde, 8; George Anne, 4; and Sandra, 2, have made their home at 306 "C" St. in the new project.
Sgt. and Mrs. Charles J . Bickley were doubly proud on moving day. They had a new home at 302 "D" St., and a two-months-old son, Michael, to show their many WSPG friends.
Sgt. Bickley served as an in( Continued on Back Page)
• • •
This Is Our Birthday-
'Wind and Sand' Begins 4th Year of Publication
"Wind and Sand" has passed another milestone. With this issue, the post newspaper of White Sands Proving Ground begins its fourth year of publication.
In the very near future, t he paper's name will be changed from "Wind and Sand" to "Wind & Sand." A very slight change, to be sure, but one which we the staff members believe will make the name of the paper more "streamlined," and thus more convenient. A new nameplate for Page 1 and a new masthead for Page 2 embodying the change are now being prepared and are expected to be ready in t ime for use on next week's issue, No. 2 of the new Volume IV.
The first issue of Wind and Sand, Vol. I, No. 1, was published on March 16, 1950. At first the paper was published every two weeks, and the format was five columns, tabloid S!Ze.
Size Is Increased The first 12 issues were on
the tabloid format. No definite figures are available today, but it u: believed the circulation at :lirst was around 1,000 copies.
On Aug. 31, 1950, the first Wind and Sand on the present seven-column format was published. That was Vol. I, No. 13. By then the circulation. had gone over 1,500. But the paper was still published bi-weekly,
Will Begin Tonight
At EM Service Club Since so many men have in
quired about ballroom dancing instruction, the Service Club has decided to begin classes in that ever popular pastime tonight, Thursday, March 26, at 8 p. m.
Pvt. Alex Tsiamines of Fort Bliss will instruct, aided by girls from . El Paso. Pvt. Tsiamines taught dancing at the Ray Quinlan Dance Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, for three years and acted as instructor's supervisor for a year of that time. He has also danced and taught on St·ation KSD-TV, St. Louis.
Men inter est ed in joining the c lass have been asked to sign at the Service Club for the course, and to indicate their preferences to learn the Fox Trot, the Waltz, Swing, Rhumba, Samba, Tango or Mambo. Pvt. Tsiamines will teach three of these dances, to be determined by the majority preferences as indicated by the signup roster.
The classes will be held each Thursday for eight weeks, starting at B p. m. and continuing until 10 p. m.
In order that the class may progress, it will be closed to newcomers after the second week. Consequently, all who wish to take the dancing course are urged to sign for the classes as soon as possible.
and averaged only four pages per issue.
The first six-page paper was pu blished on June 13, 1951 (Vol. II, No. 10), but for the next few months the sizes alternated from four to six pages. The circu lation h ad gone over 2,000 in October, 1950,, and by July, 1951, was over 2,900.
Changed to Weekly
An import ant milestone was reached with Vol. II, No. 20, on Nov. 28, 1951. With that issue, Wind and Sand became a weekly newspaper instead of a biweekly. And that first weekly issue was a six-pager. The circulation was just under 3,000.
Growing steadily in both nu mber of pages and number of copies, as well as popularity, the new weekly Wind and Sand began t o assume an even more important place in lives and affairs of the personnel of WSPG.
A highlight of Volume II was (Continued on Back Page)
Fourth Army Adviser Praises TI&E Branch For Excellent Program
The students, inst ructors,
administrators and all person
nel of the Troop Information and Education Faculty and
Administrative Section of
White Sands Army Education
Branch received high praise
last week. Sandford Sellers, Education Ad
viser for the TI&E Branch of the G-3 Section of Fourth Anny, toured the Proving Ground's educational facilities Wednesday, March 18.
Achieving Objectives A graduate of the University of
Chicago, where he achieved an M.A. degree and also played football under Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, Mr. Sellers is an experi-
(Continued on Page 2)
35 Complete 40-Hour l&E Discussion Course
Last Friday, March 20th, was graduation day for 35 members of the 40-Hour Discussion Leaders Course conducted by the WSPG Information and Education Office.
Lt. Col. Mac D. Hendricks, Commanding Officer of the Troops and Training Division, awarded Certificates of Completion to the deserving students.
Soldiers graduating with distinction were: Pfc. John Papa, Det. 1, 9393 TSU; Pfcs. James W. Goede and Frank C. Tillman from the 138th Ord. Co.; Pfcs. Clifford Mathias and Larry L. Whidden, 137th Ord. Co., and honor student Pvt. Arthur W. Pozner, 9577th TSU, WSSCA, who m ade the highest grades of anyone in the
M class. 41, The remaining gradua tes and
- U. S . A rmy Photo
1 their organizations were:
1.;·1 .. ; Sgt. Robert W. Center s, Cpls. J Bur ton E. Ackley, Carrell Cam p' bell and Carl R. Deardorff, all
of the 4119th ASU; Sgts. Gilbert T. Gallegos, Henry M. Landon, Louis A. Lenz and Cpl. Robert Biewener of Det. 1, 9393 TSU ; Cpls. Fr anklin A. Batchhelder, Edward F. Koselke and Pfcs. Donald P . Medeiros, Stanley G. Read and Columbus B. Tyler, Det. 2, 9393 TSU.
Moving day for the Gillilands on March 13 was a happy. busy occasion for the entire family. Seen above. from left to right. are Sgt. W. E. Gilliland, Richard, Mrs. Gilliland, Billy and David. Their new home at 307 "D" Street is a unit of the recently completed Buena Vista Homes on the post.
Pfc. Marion A. Cummins, Det . 3, 9393 TSU ; Pfc. Birge L. Dayton, 13Bth Ord. Co.; Pfc. John E. Leek , 137th Ord. Co. ; Cpls. Ernest Moe and Wellman G. P ierce, 14 Sig. Opns. Co.; Pfc. Leon K. Belshaw and Pvts. Everet t A. Crocker and Joseph A . Parrella , 9577th TSU, WSSCA; Cpls. Richard Lindsey, Edward L. Secon, J ames D. Tangires and Har-vey K. Thompson; Pfcs. Heber J . Alldredge, Tom J . Brennon, Kenneth B. Green and Edwin E. Hul-ing.
Missile, Engine Mock-ups, Movie Shown at A·&.M 'High School Day'
" * * • • •
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Officers and an instructor of the R. O. T. C. staff at New Mexico A&M College, and personnel from the l37th Ord. Co. and 1st GM Det., WSPG. stand in front of the V-2 "Aerobee" missile which was displayed at the college last Friday, Marc:h 2 O. From left to right are: Lt. Col. N. L. Riggs, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, A &M College: Capt. D. N . Silverman, Asst. Professor, M. S. & T .• A&M College: Sfc. J . W. Uttley, R. O. T. C. Instructor at the college: M/ Sgt. T. C. J ames, 137th Ord. Co.: M/Sgt. J. S. Hensarling, Motor Sgt. of the 137th Convoy: Cpl. R. N. Owings, 137th Ord.: Pfc:. D. E. Ripley, 137th Ord.: Pfc:. G . J. Garr ison. 137ih Ord.: Pfc. J . J . Donahue, 137th Ord.: and Pfc. R. A. T uckman, 1st GM Brigade Detachment.
Atomic Bomb, Radar, Supersonic Rocket All Combined into One Missile Program
(Editor's note: f oUowing is the f i f th i n a series of six articles dealing with the dev el opment of guided missiles by t he A rmy. For securi t y r easons, the w hole story cannot yet be tol d. But in this series r eleased t hr ough Army N ews Featu res, t he Army has sought to outline some of t he progress made in this new f ie ld of A merican militar y t echnology.)
* * The Army's "ultra modern"
super-armaments pr o gr a m now combines the three most significant developments to emerge from World War IIthe atomic bomb, the supersonic rocket and radar.
These developments have been welded into a guided missile program- a program which in many respects now is out of the devfillopment stage and is in the mass production stage.
Several Developed There can be no doubt that
g~ided missiles have moved out of the realm of science-fiction into that of reality.
In the eight years the Army has been working on supersonic rockets and guided missiles, several have been developed. Some of
HITLER'S VENGEANCE WEAPON NUMBER TWO-first long range, rocket-propelled, supersonic missile ever to be used in warwas unleashed by the Germans too late to have a deciding ef!ect on the outcome of World War II. The V-2 claimed many lives and did untold property damage as shown in this picture of a residential
section in Antwerp, Belgium. •,
*** them- s.uch as the Nike- were developed for anti-aircraft purposes. Others, including the Honest John and the Corporal- not to be confused with earlier re-
••• search vehicles such as the Wac Corporal or the Corporal E-were developed a s long-range field artillery to strik e at targets on the
(Continued on Back Page)
96th Ord. Co. Completes 3-Day Bivouac By Cpl. Mc:Atee number of t roops falls into the. leg with a huntin g knife that was
The 96th Ordnance Company hands of the company officers. serious enough to get him placed went on its first bivouac on We only have four officers left on quarters. (Of course he will
now, since Lt. Garber decided swear to his dying day that it was March 10, to a point approxi- right from the sfart that nobody accidental, but you can't fool us rnately nine miles north of was going to make him come out old troopers.) WSPG Headquarters. The biv- on any bivouac and worked him- Two 'Nature Boys' ouac was three days in dur- self up a case of appendicitis bad Captain Mitchell doesn't m ind ation durin which time the enou~h to land him in Beaumont the out doors life during the day-
' g . . Hospital . light h ours but he hates to see members were occupied with Our motor officer WOJG Hu- th t · ' g d n And . ' . I a evenmg sun o ow . classes such as Scout ing and bert A. Stew art , gave i t a try for he is cer tainly not alone in that Patrolling, Close Combat Course , · a c?uple of ?a~s but must .have opin ion. Lt. Dennison is shoulderand other field work consisting de~ided he didn t like t he d~ift ?f j ing the blame for the whole shinmostly of basic infantry ty pe in- 1 th mgs for he cut a gash m his . dig sin ce this training program struction . • • I was his baby from the start.
Four Officers Left Legion Obliges Reds Lt. Loving and Lt. Hurst had Moving out of the company NEW YORK, N . Y. (AFPS)- all eyes in the co~pany bugging
area and proceeding to the bivouac The Americqp Legion has volun- out when they literally dumbarea and set ting up again, usually teered to finance the travel to founded everyone ar ound who a matter of confusion even at its Soviet Russia of 13 convicted was watching by peeling off their best, went off very smoothly. It Communist officials p rovided shirt s in t~e early hours of ~he t akes a lot of careful planning they accept the court's offer to first mornmg out and makmg and cooperation from everyone take the trip in lieu of jail sent- like a couple of "nature boys" con cerned to carry out such a ences in this country. with the cold water. maneuver to a successful finish. The choice of Russia or prison A repeat performance of this
outdoor r itual on the succeeding As always the planning and was offer ed the high-ranking 'b 'l "t f th d l Reds followi·ng thei·r convi"ct1'ons mornings of bivouac brought even r esponsi i i y or e or er y
movement and control of a large of violating the Smith Act. (Continued from Page 7)
Exhibitions Planned, Set Up by Personnel Of 137th, 1st GM Det.
The WSPG V-2 "Aerobee" missile was display ed at New
Mexico A&M College on " A g
gie High School Day " Friday ,
March 20, as a part of the annual R.O.T.C. exhibit.
One day each spring the college is visited by high school students from all parts of the state. Each department in the college prepares exhibits which illustrate the phases of the department's instruction, and the visiting seniors are informed of the programs and careers ava ilable within that particular field.
Sta tic Firing Shown At the request of Lt. Col. N. L.
Riggs, Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the college, the V-2 was put on display.
The missile exhibit ion was planned by Capt. J . E . Beckett, C.O., 137th Ord. Co., and Lt. Paµl Gehman, Oper ations Officer ·of the 137th. The work of t ransporting the missile to and from the college campus was executed by members of the 137th Ord. Co., assisted by several men from the 1st G.M. Brigade Detachment.
Lt. Gehman also arranged for personnel of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Guided Missile Group, P rovisional, Fort Bliss, to give an exhibition of static firing of the V-1 missile, commonly known as the "Loon" or V-1 Buzz Bomb. Lt. J . F. Long and Lt . L . Eckman, along with 12 enlisted men from Fort Bliss, provided the static firing demonstration .
Display Engine Mock-ups Also a part of the R.0.T.C. dis
play was a mock-up R4360 P ratt & Whitney engine, used in the B-36, B-50, C-119 and C-124 air· craft, and a central fire control unit from a B-50. This training mock-up was furnished by the 3499th Wing, Mobile Training Wing, B iggs Air Force Base.
During the day a White Sands movie was shown. The movie, "V-2 Number 59,'' depicted the experimentation with, and development of, t his par ticular missile at White Sands P roving Ground.
Radium Springs Visit Scheduled for Sunday
A tour to New Mexico's famous Radiu m Springs has been planned by Special Ser vices for Sunday, March 29. A convoy of busses and car s will leave the EM Service Club at 2 p. m . on that date.
"We'll take a big picnic lunch," says M<;lrgaret Stearns, Service Clu b director, "and stop enroute to see the old adobe walls of For t Seldon. When we get to Radium Springs we'll see the sights, play ball, take pictures, and will start back by 6: 30 p. m., so that everyone will get back to the Proving Ground in time to see the late movie if they so desire."
Radium Springs, close by on US-85, is famous for its hot mineral baths, whose curative values have attracted people from ·all parts of the United States.
A sign sheet has been posted at the entrance foyer of the Service Club. Those intending to go on the picnic tour, but who have not as yet signed the roster, are asked to do so before Friday, March 27.
Paging Duncan Hines PUSAN- The best native res
taurant in town is being run by U. S. Army. Its specialty is "kimchi"- a pickled vegetable concoction liberally spiced with garlic and red peppers.
Meals are prepa.red by native cooks under U. S. Army supervision. The restaurant is a me hall for 480 South Koreans who drive and repair trucks and jeeps for the Army's 296th Transportation Tru ck Battalion.
2 WIND AND SAND Thursday, March 28, 1953
Wind and Sand Published weekly as a civilian enterprise in the interest of the
Military and Civilian personnel of White Sands Proving Ground, Las Cruces, New Mexico, by the Las Cruces Citizen of Las Cruces, New Mexico, in conformity with SR-355-20-1, dated 17 O<:tober, 1949, and all changes thereto.
Policies and statements reflected in the news and editorial <:olumns represent the views of the individual writers and under no circumstances are to be considered those of the Department of the Army. Advertisements in this publication do not constitute an endorsement by the Department of the Army of the products or services advertised.
All news matter for publication should be sent to the Public Information Officer, White Sands Proving Ground, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Telephone 4203 or 5203.
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All pictures are by White Sands Proving Ground photographers unless otherwise stated.
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Civiliana By Kate Bass
Looks like spring is here! Anyway, I have spring fever! Wonder what happened to all that nasty wind.
Bertha Sutter, Administration Branch, is heading north for two weeks hard and well-earned vacation. Have lots of fun, Bertha.
Artie Ford, Employee Utilization Branch, is all up in the air and very excited. She is going to Denver for a long week-end-to see the snow, she says.
Bob Zimmerman, our human dynamo, has had a few rounds with his dentist. First time he hasn't had any fast come-backs.
Vern Breshon, Salary & Wage Branch, has returned from leave, spent in moving into his new home in El Paso.
Rodger Kurtz is trying out for the baseball team. Lovely weather for it.
Mr. Tom Pickett came to work the other day with a new and very short haircut.
Mass- Sunday- 0800 and 0900 Catechism Class-Sunday
-1000 Rosary and Confession
Saturday-1600 Daily Rosary-Monday through
Friday-1620 Choir Practice-Tuesday-1800
• • Last Sunday was Chaplain
Houghtaling's last Sunday with us. All regular services will be continued, we will have a substitute Chaplain fill the pulpit until our new regular Chaplain gets here. Our prayers, best wishes and love go with Chaplain Houghtaling in his new assignment.
By R. D. Barber
The last meeting of the Co-operative Student Association was attended by Mr. Thomas, Dean of the engineering at the college, and Mr. T. J. Pickett of the Civilian Personnel Branch at WSPG. The meeting was planned to air problems of housing and finance which have come up. Mr. J. B. Munson, Dean of Students, and M. P. Whitney, Director of Housing, were expected to be present, but Dean Thomas was the only representative of the college.
The problems were kicked around, but nothing definite was decided since Dean Thomas wiU have to confer with the other college authorities first.
**** Engineer's Day came off with
a bang and a tug-o'war between freshmen and seniors. For some reason there weren't enough freshmen around, so the seniors gaily dragged them through the mud.
**** Wednesday afternoon orienta
tion periods have started at the post theatre for the working coops. This time is used to familiarize the trainees with rules and customs on the base, and to answer questions about wages and leave. Films and talks are scheduled for the rest of the year.
Shorter Tune in Grade Needed for Promotions
Enlisted men can now look forward to sewing on that additional stripe with less "sweating out" time than heretofore possible.
Under the old system, to be promoted required the following time in grade: to private first class, two months; corporal, three months; sergeant, four months; sergeant first class, five months; and master sergeant, six months.
Now, all enlisted personnel are eligible for promotion to the next higher grade after only two months of service in the higher
P. S. Wonder why Dick Lansing jumped over the cliff? The Farewell Covered Dish position.
In combat, only one month's
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Dinner for Chaplain and Mrs. service in a higher position is Houghtaling was held at 1830, needed for promotion. Friday, in the School Building ------------instead of in the Scout Hut as is open each Sunday morning previously announced. Our whole from 0845 to 1215. Chur<:h-going church family was invited. The parents are urged to take advanmarried people brought the food tage of this service which is proand the single boys and girls fur- vided by the Chaplain's Religious nished the bread, butter, etc. Fund.
• • Plans were being made last
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Sandford Sellers, right, Education Adviser for the Fourth Army. Fort Sam Houston, Tex .. is shown with Capt. J ohn J . France, Information & Education Officer of White Sands Proving Ground. Mr. Sellers praised the WSPG information and education programs and the Tarious I&E staff members during a visit and tour of inspection here last week.
* * * * * * * * Fourth Army Adviser Praises l&E Program
(Continued from Page 1) professors at New Mexico A&M enced headmaster and educator. are trained in subjects which fit He came to White Sands to ob- the demands of the Proving serve the post's educational pro- Ground's students." He cited esgram and to extend Fourth Army pecially courses being presented assistance. in higher mathematics and the
Mr. Sellers found here a "su- new and unique television course. perior outfit with a highly quali- Both Mr. Sellers and Capt. fied faculty of which all the mem- France noted that the course atbers have M.A. degrees and of tendance record here is exceptionwhom some have acquired or are ally high. About 35 per cent of the working toward Ph.D. degrees. military personnel on the post are
High Attendance Record taking TI&E courses. This percentage of enrollment puts WSPG among the top in scholarship within Fourth Army.
After sitting in on some of the I&E classes Wednesday evening and conferring with Capt. John J. France, TI&E Officer, Mr. Sellers stated that the courses offered here were achieving the objectives of the Army's educational program and appeared well adapted to the needs and wants of White Sands.
"White Sands Proving Ground," he stated, "has an unusual opportunity to acquire and adapt highly qualified instructors, since the
For their achievement and efficient work, Mr. Sellers extended his appreciation to Capt. France, Cpl. James E. Bush, Dr. Benjamin Gotham, Mrs. Aubrey C. Burnside and Mrs. Joan H. Shute of the TI&E staff.
In 1952, 18,000,000 persons contributed $1 or more each to make Red Cross services available.
Club THURSDAY, 26 MARCH-2000
Ballroom Dancing Class FRIDAY, 27 MARCH-2100
G. I. Recuperation Party Refreshments
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THURSDAY, 2 APRIL-2000 Ballroom Dancing Class
Fort Hood Specialists F t. Hood, Tex. (AFPS)-The
First Armored Division sent 3,493 enlisted men to service schools in 1952, according to figures recently released here. Spe<:ialist schools at 19 posts provided advanced training for Ft. Hood soldiers in key jobs as radio operators, military police, personnel specialists, cryptographers, photographers,
Det. 2 Private Wins $40 Jackpot in Bingo
The EM Service Club had another bingo jackpot winner last Thursday, March 19, when Pvt. William Reynolds of Det. 2, 9393rd TSU, won $40 on the 12th and last number called.
A new ja<:kpot of $10 in nine numbers was started on Tuesday of this week, Tuesdays being a change because of the new dancing class.
Eighty-three eager people were witnesses to Reynolds' good fortune, and needless to say, there were eighty-two unhappy souls.
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The Book Shelf
By Margaret Camillo
On the f iction Best Seller list of the New York Times Book Review there are sixteen books. All except four are in the Post Library, and these will be in by the end of the month. You'll want to read:
Desiree, by Selinko; The Silver Chalice, Costain; East of Eden, Steinbeck; Steamboat Gothic, Keyes; The Second Happiest Day, Phillips; The Caine Mutiny, Wouk.
And The Sojourner, Rawlings; Giant, Ferber; Golden Admiral, Mason; Velvet Doublet, Street; The Galileans, Slaughter; Executive Suite, Hawley.
And I and My True Love, Macinnes; The Wonderful Country, Lea; To the Moment of Triumph, Frankau; and Love for Lydia, Bates.
**** A book I think you'll like which
is not mentioned is "The Troubling of a Star," the story of the Air Force in Korea. You'll each like it for different reasons and in different ways. It is well written with vivid characters you'll mentally compare with someone you know. Some of you will be mad, as I was, and some you won't take it so personally. Do read it.
**** By the way, in case you, too,
are wondering what happens to the paperbound pocket books we receive in the library, try to remember that there are places like Oscura Range Camp, Alamo Peak, the new airstrip and the blockhouses, both Army and Navy, where the men can't come to the library every day or even every week.
If there are books left after these places are stocked, we try to take them to the Day Rooms, where they are always appreciated. If you have recent magazines and pocket books, why don't you bring them to the library for redistribution? If you can't get them to the library yourself, call 2-2270.
**** Had a long letter from little Joe
in Japan. He sends "Hello's" to all those he knew. There was a pleasant man.
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More Navy Dentists Are Loaned :to Army
WIND AND SAND 3 Thursday, March 26, 1953
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By Sg:t. Davenport
T he former Post Surgeon, Dr. (Capt. ) William E. Davis, has left the dispensary and departed for Fort Bliss; soon to receive his discharge from active duty.
Dr. Davis will then set up his private practice in Tucson, Arizona. He left instructions that his belated farewell be given through Wind and Sand to those of his friends he didn't have the opportunity to bid goodbye.
FORT BENNING, Ga. (AFPS) -The Navy has alleviated the shortage of dentists here by supplying six Reserve officers to supplement the staffs of two dentyl clinics.
The six are among 300 Navy dentists on loan to the Army. They attended the Army training course at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., before reporting to their assignments.
LAPEER, Mich. (AFPS)-Patrolman Matthew H. Dougherty saw his duty and did it. He ticketed his wife's car for overparking. He couldnt' resist writing on back of the ticket, "Who is boss now?"
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-U. S. Army Photo These are the men and women who serve :the Proving Ground at the Post Commissary. In front
are Cap:t. K. L. Ayers (recently transferred); ls t Lt. Luis M. Maese. Commissary Officer: and M/Sgt. Dwight J. Gard, Chief Clerk. Standing, left :to right are: Cleo Mccarrell, Gorman Jones, Agustine Gonzales, Rudolph Gamboa, Mrs. Bertha Rabb, Ruben O. Garcia, Miss Charleen Risler, Mrs. Mary Ann Meleski. Mrs. Audra McConnell. Mrs. Betty Doil. William W. Cobb, Mrs. Grace Perry and Mrs. Mildred Covey. Commissary Manager. M/Sgt. Alfred A. Williams. is absent from :the picture.
• * Dr . (Capt.) Saul Sternberger,
a recent Korean returnee, has replaced Dr. Davis as P ost Surgeon. Dr. Sternberger hails from Brownsville, Tennessee. He served with 15lst Engineer Combat Battalion while in Korea from Feb. '52 until Dec. '52.
Pvt. Marvin G. Weaver, Cowen, West Virginia; and Cpl. Thomas J . Towey, William, Ohio.
Cpl. Nick (Smitty) Schmidt is on a 30-day reenlistment leave in Philadelphia, but the Cadillac ambulance is still carrying its cargo on schedule. About 5 April Cpl. Schmidt will return to take over the job of operating the "delivery wagon."
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He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine; interned at St. Joseph's Hospital in Memphis; three years of private practice in his home town prior to active duty in the armed forces.
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Clinic), Sfc. Glenn Prock (Phar- ~-~~~~~~~~~~~;;~ macy) and Sgt. Ernest Converse (X-Ray D ept.) have moved into the Post Housing Area. Lt. Luis M. Maese, WSPG
Commissary Officer, emphasized recently that the chief function of the Post Commissary is to serve all military and civilian personnel residing on the Proving Ground .
Although many married enlisted personnel have been quick to take advantage of the service which the new Commissary offers, Lt. Maese points out that all enlisted personnel may use the Commissary upon obtaining Commissary cards.
Enlisted personnel may secure cards by drawing application blanks from their units, obtaining their unit commander's approval and then submitting the application to the Billeting Office, located in Headquarters Building, ground floor. These cards will be honored both here and at Holloman Air Development Center.
Meet High Standards The Commisssary, located in
the WSPG Housing Area near the Elementary School, is open from 1: 00 p. m. until 6: 00 p. m. every day except Saturday and Sunday.
subject, let me say how much that attitude is appreciated in those people who serve the Post Office and the Message Center. Too when I read all the good things said about Transportation in the Wind & Sand, I wanted to call them and say "I like them too" to Shannon, Ruby, Lt. Walker, Marie and all the others.
* * lfl * You saw the picture "Four
Faces West." You know that it was from Eugene M a n 1 o v e Rhode's "Paso Por Aqui?" You know that there is an excellent collection of Southwestern literature, espe<:ially of this area, here in the Library?
Very soon, now that Miss Kurahara is back, we plan to begin again our Thursday evening lectures. We hope that one of these people can be Mrs. Tom Charles, living in Alamogordo, the widow of the man whose efforts culminated in the establishment of White Sands National Monu-
All items in the store meet high Federal standards. T'he meat market cuts meat as requested by the buyers and only U. S. Choice Beef is sold. Fresh vegetables and fruits are received three times weekly and are in stock by 2: 00 in the afternoon. Milk, bread and bakery goods are supplied on a daily basis by looal distributors.
Lt. Maese is taking every step possible to cope with the problem of limited supply, especially in the region of produce-fresh fruits and vegetables.
Suggestions Welcomed The difficulty here stems chief
ly from the fact that most buyers come in during the late evening hours on Monday and Friday. Since the f low of fresh items is regulated, and stocking space limited, these items . are apt to run short in the "big blast."
Buyers are therefore urged to shop often during the afternoons of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, when fresh produce is in full supply.
The Commissary w e l c o m e s suggestions. "Although we are
The Teen-Age Club will meet on Saturday from 2 till 4. Bring your records if you have some you especially want to hear.
**** The Navy again has shown its
willingness to cooperate in its usual good and gr~eful manner. Let's hand credit to Chief Peluso, Commander Stecher and Capt. Quirk. The Post Library receives the regular monthly allotment of Navy books and from their recreation fund, $20.00 per month. Lt. Diehl has been appointed their Library Officer.
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Army regulations do, however, forbid the stocking of luxury items such as caviiar, and animal or pet foods such as horse meat or dog fii<Jd. Regulations also forbid the stocking of items requested by only one person.
Changes Being Made Changes, however, can be and
are being made when demand is sufficient to warrant them. The new Commissary is still in an embryonic stage, Lt. Maese pointed out.
Those entitled to Commissary cards, obtained from the Billeting Officer, are the following:
All military personnel and their dependents; civilian employees of the Government living at WSPG; resident employees of contractors who are engaged in missile work and their families; retired personnel of the Armed Forces; dependents of absent military personnel ; and other uniformed personnel employed by the government.
WILLMAR, Minn. (AFPS)Jack Quinn wasn't kidding when he advertised he would trade for anything. He traded a bear cub to Norman Letrud for a used car.
* • M/ Sgt. Sam Parrino is cur
rently enjoying the calm before the storm while on leave in New Albany, Indiana, prior to departure to FECOM.
Sgt. J. R. Hembree and Cpl. Jose A . Perea have recently been discharged from the service and have returned to the hard grind of civilian rehabilitation.
* * • New men recently assigned to
the Post Dispensary include: Pvt. Gerald E. Marple, Hampton, Virginia; Pvt. Richard E. Reynard, Newark, Ohio; Pvt. Armanda J. Chiavone, Cleveland, Ohio; Pvt. Leroy Lovett, Layton, Penna.;
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Recently promoted from Lt. (jg) was Lt. Richard Shaver (USNR), now assigned duty with the Department of the Army and the Post Dental Clinic.
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Nillie J. North, Holloman AFB, are the last two alert crewmen to join Condron Field forces. This Jddition brings the alert crew up ,o the minimum number of four. Air Forces fire fighting personnel .s slated for Condron Field l, April.
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All set for a long drive, this 1~3 Lincoln Capri Convertible was built by a mechanical craftsman, Pvt. William H. Maus of Det. 2, 9393rd TSU. Although the car looks like the real thing, especially in these two views, it is actually a balsa-wood model. It is 15 inches long and only four and a half inches high at the windshield. The little car is complete in every detail, from base frame and motor to movable tire skirts, hood. trunk and radio aerial.
Lt. John J. Kettner, Det #3, L-19 pilot, was guest performer on a Las Cruces radio broadcast Monday, 16 March (transcription) in behalf of Det. # 3 in its air operations at WSPG and recovery work ... "The Voice"that's Lt. Kettner-was heistant to read the script when it referred to Holloman Air Force Base as a "landing strip" ... but, since he was not asked to edit the ~ript, he silently hoped that no one at Holloman would be listening, and read the lines as they ..vere written ...
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Four days out of five the L-19 pilots do not return to Holloman L\FB from duty at WSPG until 1700 MST or later, but after this broadcast, Lt. Kettner will have little to worry about. .. One radio net-work has a Singing Sergeant. ... Why not a "Talking Lieutenant" .... ?
* • Ten proud men in Det. # 3 were
busy sewing on THAT extra stripe last week when all 10 of them were promoted from Pvt-2 to Pfc. Congratulations, fellows.
Deta~hment 2 Soldier
Sgt. Ellis, Det. # 3 1st Sgt., didn't give me the names, so I can't put them in the paper ... It won't happen again ... even if I have to make up the names ...
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Builds •Peri e~t~ Auto I don't know how many places a detachment can be attached, but the latest scoop is that Det. #3 is attached to 6580th Air Base Group, Holoman. I suppose they have been unattached, disattached, inattached--or cut loose from - 6580th Air Support Squadron.
Pvt. William H. Maus of Det.~--------------2 owns the most unusual automobile on the post. His car, a 1953 Lincoln Capri Convertible, not only uses less fuel than any other motor vehicle-in fact, none at all -but is the only auto at WSPG that has license plates yet legally has no post tags.
The bright red convertible, with its gren interior and white trim, has everything a man could ask for in an automobile. Complete with all the chrome fittings, a radio with movable aerial, a canvas cover and removable wheel skirts, it lacks just one vital thing- a driver skillful enough to operate it. Pvt.. Maus' car is a balsa-wood model.
Near-Perfect Replica Building on a scale of one inch
for every 13% inches of the real car, Pvt. Maus created a nearperfect replica of the new Lincoln. He got the idea while stationed at Redstone Arsenal. Here, obtaining a Lincoln dealer's brochure, he drew freehand plans "blown up" from small front and side pictures of the car. His scale was determined by the size of the rubber-tire wheels available on the market.
After coming to White Sands last December, Pvt. Maus bought his balsa wood supplies from an El Paso hobby shop and began actual construction. He worked on an average -0f two to three hours a night, finally finishing the model during the first week -0f March.
The replica is around 15 inches long, 55/s inches wide and 41h inches in height at the widshield. It is complete in every detail from a base frame, built first, to miniature license plates obtained from the DAV. It has full motor detail, with the various components distinguished by color.
Trunk, Hood Movable The most difficult piece to
shape and construct was the trunk section, which opens and closes like its prototype.
Other details of the model include: coil springs on the front and leaf springs on the rear wheel bases, hubcups and lights turned on a lathe from aluminum, a dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift, brake pedal and movable hood.
Pvt Maus is a native of Lima, Ohio, where he was born in June, 1931. He is a 1950 graduate of Lima High School and was occupied as a machinist for the Lennox Furnace Company before induction in November, 1951.
When not working on a model in his spare time, Pvt. Maus can be found on duty at the JPL Command Center.
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1,400 Civil Service Workers to Lose Jobs In Fourth Army Area
About 1,400 U.S. Civil Service graded and ungraded employees will be relieved from their jobs throughout the five-state Fourth Army area by June 30, 1953, iJ.S a result of a recent Federal fund reduction of approximately $6 million for the area.
Workers affected will be principally those holding installationsupport jobs, Fourth Army offilials have announred.
Commanders Advlsed It will not be known until about
30 days the specific employees to be dropped from the employment rolls.
Installation commanders have been advised of the funds which will be available for the pay of civilian personnel as of July 1, 1953, and they will reduce civilian employment to a level which can be supported with the fiscal year 1954 budget.
On January 31, 13,937 civilian employees were actually employed in activities chargeable to the program, "Installation Support."
Attrition Rate Low While normal attrition, such as
resignations, is expected to cushion the effects of the dismissals, it was pointed out that the rate of attrition in the Foutrh Army area for February was only two per cent.
To have maintained the January 31 level of employment would have required an allocation of $49.7 million. The recent reduction of funds below this amount, plus increase in the average hourly wage rate of ungraded employees as recently approved by Locality Wage Board surveys, combined to force a reduction of about 1,400 civilian employees, il was pointed out.
Total membership in the American Red Cross is now 37,000,-000.
• * * Sad news, girls, Sgt. Dexter
Holland, unattached, disattached himself from WSPG and has returned to Det. # 3 at Holloman ... (I'm getting TACHED) ... Anyhow, the NCO Club won't be the same ... However, I did hear Sgt. Roland ask A/3c John R. Dalton to sign a hand receipt for WSPG "Feminine Interests." ... Didn't hear Dalton's reply, but he came in and asked to borrow my fountain pen ...
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THE CASTLES By Lula Mae Baldwin
The Post Enginer people surely have "itchy feet," judging from the following travels:
Andy Reid went to Philadelphia, but he readily assures us that he is glad to be back here in this warm climate.
Sgt. Lantz (Heavy Equipment), Jane and Doug all made a trip to Ohio with a few stops in between to visit with friends and relatives before Sgt. Lantz leaves for overseas.
Joe Landis (Engineer) and Tommy Yarbrough (Water Dept.) are back from Texas A&M where they attended school, but they didn't bring back any Texas bluebonnets.
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A visit with their grandchildren took Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Beals to Bisbee, Arizona, over the weekend. Mr. Beals is in the Post En
grief 8--Pbantom 24-Crown regiment 57-Wooden PetPt 7-Symbol for 2&-Scorche~ 48-Man's name 59-Eate tantalum 29-Cltrua fruit (pl.) 61-Chemlcal
CUTE COOTIE-The Military Order of Cooties, fun group of the VFW, has selected Aileen Graff, 21, as their "VFW Cootie Queen, 1953." If she's a cootie, we're for this evolution.
gineer Drafting Section. Another weekend traveler was
John Cyrus (Electrician), who went to Fort Worth, Texas.
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Dahlquist Takes Over 4th Army Command
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mullen (Electrician) covered several Property Section. She transfer- Advertising Doesn't Cost, It Pays! miles on their weekend trip to red here from Transportation . Tuscon, Arizona, and Albuquer- Their loss is our gain. TOP O' THE DAY que. When in need o:I:
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FORT SAM HOUSTON, Tex.Lt. Gen. William M. Hoge turned over command of the Fourth Army to Maj. Gen. John E. Dahlquist at formal ceremonies
Another person with itchy feet is Mr. Struffolino (Heating Plant), who is going to Schenectady, New York, about the 28th of March. He also says he would really like to have some company on his long trip, so if you are interested call 23150 and talk
Post Engineer gained one new employee only to lose anotherand a favorite one at that. Mrs. Virginia Schwartz, who has been working here for three years, is leaving. Virginia's husband is going to work at Colorado A&M so the Schwarts' will make their home in Ft. Colilins, Colo. Virginia is going to retire from business and become a housewife. Good Luck, Virginia.
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here r~ently. Gen. Dahlquist arrived here
from Europe, where he was commander of the V Corps. He was accompanied by his wife and mother-in-law, Mrs. Kate White Dampier. A social function held at the Officers' Club welcomed the newcomers the evening before the transfer-Df-command
to him. ****
There are two ways to accomplish the annual Spring house cleaning. One way is to clean up, burn up and get rid of anything you don't need, in the house you already live in--or you can do as Mr. Larson of the Enginering Section is doing, just move into a brand new house. The Larsons' new home is in the Bellamah Addition in Las Cruces.
ceremonies. Gen. Dahlquist is the fifth gen
eral to command the Fourth Army since World War II. He commanded the famed 36th Infantry Division in Italy during 1944-45.
Gen. Hoge and his aide, Capt.
**** With all the new clothes that
Chief Osborne (Project Engineer) is sporting, we are wondering just who the new interest is.
Juilette Alvarez is the attractive addition to Post Engineer
John R. Franco, arc en route to Germany where Gen. Hoge will take comand of the Seventh Army. He took comand of the Fourth Army a year ago, after having spent nine months as commander of the IX Corps in Korea. Alameda Apartments Prior to that he was command- • Furnished or unfurnished.
• Children weleo:ne. ing general of all u. s. troops in • $7.00-$8.00 weekly; Trieste, Italy. $40.00 to $70.00 monthly.
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Softball enthusiasm is growing by leaps and bounds at WSPG, and from early reports, competition should be nothing short of terrific. In Las Cruces Sunday REEL WSPG Baseball Team
According to the Special Services Office, the following teams have already joined the league to begin opening day on April 6:
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Pvt. Alfred R. Mundy, age 24, and standing 6 feet 2 inches, played forward position for the WSPG Redlanders. He hails from Bridgeton, N.J., where he lettered in basketball, football and baseball at Bridgeton High School in 1944 and 1945. In 1949 he played on the New Jersey state championship team in independent basketball. He was the team's high scorer with 386 points in 18 games. He is assigned to Del. 1, 9393rd TSU.
Wrestling Thursday In Las Cruces
Wrestling will be held in the Las Cruces Armory on Thursday this week only, as the Armory will not be available Friday.
The main event will be a 2 out of 3 fall match with a one hour time limit. The principals will be John Tolas, brother of killer Chris Tolas, a gainst Cesar Sando, the Mexican mat artist.
Bobby Coleman, the Los Angeles thunderbolt, takes on handsome Ray Piret in the ~pecial event in what should be an action-filled bout from the start of the opening bell.
In the Semi-Windup, Gordon Hessel trades grips with Charley Martinez, the Mexican roughhouse boy. Hessel can more than hold his own with the best of them. He is fast, knows all the tricks of the game and can dish it out when the going gets rough.
Reserve tickets can be purchased Wednesday and Thursday at the Las Cruces Liquor Store, 324 South Main Street.
A softball team composed of White Sands Proving Ground allstars will meet "The King and His Court,"' the world s original four-man softball team, in Lions Park at Las Cruces Sunday, March 29.
The unique and entertaining contest, sponsored by the Las Cruces 20-30 Club, will start at 2 p. m.
The four-man team features Eddie Feigner, billed as the "King of Softball." Other players in the 'King's Court" include Catcher Meade Kinzer, Shortstop Gordon Meilicke, First Baseman Jerry Jones and Utility Man Ken White.
Feigner has average 16 strikeouts per game in 11 years, with a total of 13,906. He will pitch blindfolded during the game, will use 19 different windups and will pitch with 14 different hand deliveries and five different speeds.
From 1946 to 1950 "The King and His Court" won 173 games and lost only 29, playing with only four men against teams using nine men. The game in Las Cruces Sunday will be the regulation seven innings, and the National Softball Rules will be followed.
Admission prices will be 60 ..:ents for adults and 25 cents for children.
Two from Area Placed On Army Pistol Team
Two representatives from the Fourth Army earned places on the 1953 Army Pistol Team in final tryouts at Fort Benning, Ga., March 6.
With an aggregate score of .10,448, Capt. R. L . Davis, Fort Bliss, Tex., finished in sixth place. Lt. Col. C. B. White, Fort Sill, Okla,. fired an aggregate score of 10,301 to finish eleventh.
Purpose of the tryouts was to select a team to represent the Army in the Mid-Winter Pistol Matches at Tampa, Fla., March 10-14. Eleven men were selected to make the trip.
Two other Fourth Army entrants were among the final 20 marksmen competing for a place on the Army team. They were Pvt. Robert Popejoy, Fort Sam Houston, Tex., and Sfc. Harold Brown, Fort Hood. Tex.
Finishing one-two in the tryouts at Fort Benning were M/Sgt. H. L. Benner, Fort Kobbe, C.Z., and CWO Weinmeister, mainstays of the 1952 squad. who came through with aggregate scores of 11,012 and 10,842 r espectively.
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By EMH Some time ago this column car
ried information on the spread of r abies in this locality. In scanning one of the local papers last week we noticed an article on the outbreak of this dread disease in a nearby Texas community.
Six people were bitten and infected by a small puppy. The puppy naturally died as a result of the disease and the persons infected are receiving painful, but vital, treatment for the prevention of rabies. In rare instances, these preventive measures a r e to no avail.
Contrary to popular belief, the worst rabies epidemics occur not during summer "dog days" but in late winter and spring. One of the most vicious epidemics occurred in Pennsylvania last winter and resulted in an unprecedented campaign to poison foxes, one of the chief victims of the disease.
**** Rabies may develop within 10
days after an animal is bitten or it may take several months. Usual time is within 21 to 60 days after exposure.
T'he virus is not present in the saliva until the early symptoms of rabies appear.
The disease is spread almost entirely by the canine family. It occurs in proportion to the number of stray dogs in an area. Treatment with rabies vaccine affords a high degree of protection to the average dog, but the immunity produced cannot be expected to persist for more than one year.
By protecting your dog with the vaccine, you protect yourself and your family as well as others. Rabies is infrequent, but it is deadly.
WSPG Keglers Prep For 4th Army Meet
White Sands maple-topplers are assaulting the local alleys with renewed vigor in preparation for the 4th Army Tournament opening April 19th at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.
Representing WSPG are these keglers:
Pfc. Gerald L. Padgett, Hqs. Btry, 3rd Bn., 1st G.M. Grp.; Pfc. Edward H. Soeffing, Det. 2, 9393 TSU; Pvt. Charles J. Murrin, 138th Ord. Co.; Pfcs. Kenneth L. Marlett and Robert F. Merz, Det. 2, 9393 TSU, and Pvt. Lee E. Mc-Brian, 96th Ord. Co. ,
The bowlers were picked by computation of the last season averages with many expert maplepounders furnishing headaches in the final tally of the scores for places on the team .
Padgett's average of 191 was the high individual tally at the time the team was chosen. It is believed that he has brought up this average since that time.
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The WSPG Rockets baseball ball team is showing a great deal of improvement at every practice session.
Come the opening game, they should be able to prove to their opponents that they are in a .ball game.
At this writing, there are approximately 35 contenders for positions on the squad which will be cut to 16 by the time the season gets under way.
Four First Sackers
Vieing for the first sack position are Denmore, Simpson, Asp a nd Lancaster, all fighting bitterly for recognition. At second, Cappole and Kurtz appear to be on top of the heap-for t he time being, that is.
Shortstop has Stress and Mahere fighting it out with no holds barred. The third baseman will be chosen between Kleeman and Carriallo.
Home p latter appears well stocked with P erkins, Sullivan and Underecht doing yeoman's chores. Other strong contenders for other positions are Mundy, Huff, Staats, Jories, P elka, Chapman. Voly, Backin, Liss and O'Leary.
Big Mound Corps
The pitching staff will be cut about in half before the opening "play ball." Aspirants in the hurler ranks include southpaws Shaw, Kincaid and Kowalchick. Portside moundmen are Metully, Milks, Lathuras, Walker, Japkowksi, Ernst, Tippett, Szezep~iak and Lewis.
Manager Gearou has a terrific task in selecting his squad that will play their opening practice games with Holloman Air Development Center, April 4th and 5th.
State Softball Meet Scheduled at Clovis
The New Mexico State Softball Tournament will be held in Clovis again this year, it has been announced by Ralph Fuller, president of the sponsoring Clovis Junior Chamber of Commerce.
The dates have been set for Aug. 20-22. Winners and runnersup from district tournaments held throughout the state will compete for the state championship. Games will be played in Clovis' Jaycee Park.
Detachments 1 and 2, 9393 TSU; 138th Ordnance; 96th Ordnance; 9577th TSU; 1st Guided Missile Brigade Detachment; 137th Ordnance; the 4119th ASU, and the 169th Ord. Co.
Also climbing on the band wagon with blood in their eyes, were the Douglas Rod and Gun Club, a select team of the WSPG officers and bat-swinging personnel from Post Property. Detachment 2 has entered two teams. The entries now total 13 teams.
From all appearances gathered from the fervor that these clubs are putting into spring practice, there will be many games decided by a very small margin. Requisitions have already been submitted by prospective umpires for body armor and reinforced helmets, according to rumor.
Army Sports Officers To Meet at Harrison
Competition with civilian and professional teams and the use of "name" athletes will be included in the subjects to be discussed at the four-day conference of Army sports officers at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., starting May 11.
The 1954 sports program, methods of conducting intra-mural and inter-organizational programs and setting of dates, sites and levels of competition also will be discussed by the sports officers who will come from all m~r commands throughout the world.
Special training dealing with administrative techniques, how to handle records, how to conduct the var ious types of tournaments and the making of schedules will receive attention during the conference.
Depending upon the international situation, plans are laid now for the staging of seven major all-Army tournaments, which will include boxing, baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, golf and track and field. This is the first time in several years that all-Army tournaments have been held in all seven sports.
BATAVIA, Ohio (AFPS)Jur ors in a mur der t r ial protested to Judge Harry Britton that his "no newspapers" ban was putting them hopelessly behind in their comic st rips. The judge instructed the bailiffs to clip out the funnies and dis tribute them to the jury daily.
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By Hugh B aird, J 03, USN (AFPS Sports Writer)
A group of basketball officials representing h igh schools, AAU and colleges will get together in Kansas City, Mo., this month to discuss rule changes in the present game.
Among the items on the agenda will be the possible adoption of the 12-foot foul lane rule now used in professional games. Also enforced in the Olympic gam~s. the rule reduces the effectiveness of the big man and the zone defense.
Although the new one-and-one foul shooting rule and the threemin ute foul rule have been under fire this season, it is believed that most coaches are satisfied with the changes and would like to go along with them next season.
Change Is N eeded However, NCAA figures show
that there has been a definite increase in fouling this season and a change is needed here. Suggested is a more severe personal foul ruling which could bring back the "four fouls and you're" out days.
Also up for airing is the controversial scoring of a basket if the shot is in the air when time expires. Some officials believe it should only count if the ball is in the basket when time expires.
All these suggested changes in basketball rules show a trend to de-emphasize the game. Many believe that the game is bein~ "tightened" as a result of the "fixi'I scandals a few seasons back.
• • • Lou Rossini. coach of Colum
bia's Lions, in a recent interview said that present day basketball is showing signs of returning to the campus. The new rules and those suggested are easing this transformation.
Soldiers Now Teaching Airmen to Be 'Sailors·
WASHINGTON (AFPS)-The Army is now offering coursesby mail-to the Air Force on a subject dear to the heart of the Navy.
T he operation of small boats and harbor craft is an extension course being offered by the T r ansportation Corps from F ort Eustis, Va., t o airmen at Langley AFB, Va.
More par ticu lar ly, the airmen a re members of the 16th Crash Rescue Boat Flight and they pro vide mar ine rescue service for aircraft and cooperate in r escue work with the Navy and Coast Guard.
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WIND AND SAND r;. Th ursday, March 26. 1953
Redlanders Take 4th In Hatch T oumament As Cage Season Ends
The White Sands Redlanders finished in fourth place in the recent Gold Medal Basketball Tournament at Hatch, N.M., as they closed out their 1953 cage season wit h an overall won-lost record of just under .500.
The Redlanders ran up a gainst an old enemy, Holloman Air Development Center, in a desperate bid by each team for t hird place. The airmen , who previously had defeated t he WSPG quintet in two Armed Forces League games t h is season, took a nipand-tuck 81-73 victory to cop third place and push the Redlanders into fourth.
The Redlanders opened strong and led in the first quarter. They relinquished the lead shortly before the half, and at the end of the third period trailed on the short end of a 69-55 score. They out-scored the H olloman Rockets in the final period. but could not catch up.
The tournament, which closed the season for most teams in this area, was sponsored by the Hatch High School Lettermen's Club. Officials were Earl J. Marshall and Willis Kight, both of Hatch.
82nd Airborne Sends $12.255 to Aid Dutch
New York (AFPS)-The 82nd Airborne Div., a unit which played a major role in t he liberation of The Netherlands during WWII, has once again come to their aid.
Five members representing the paratroop outf it recently donated more than $12,255 t o the Holland Flood Relief, Inc. The m oney will be used to help thousands of homeless Hollanders in that flood-ravished count r y .
The sum was raised by 13,000 members of the 82nd, n ow on winter maneuvers at C amp Drum, N. Y.
Last year 1,500,000 volunteers collect ed funds to provide Red Cross services.
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6 WIND AND SAND Thursday, March 26, 1953
By Art Pozner
As this is written, the happy memory of the Taxpayer's Bawl lingers on. We are all very much obliged to Miss Margaret Sterans, Miss Pat Pierce, and all those whose labors contributed to make the dance the great success that it was.
We enjoyed a pleasant chat with the charming Miss Sara Jean Cook, Dean of Women at A&M, and motherly Mom Swanson, House Mother at the Freshman Women's Residen<:e Hall. To both of these very gracious ladies and their delightful charges go the sincere thanks and best wishes of the many Gl's who were there.
We had the great pleasure of seeing many familiar feminine faces at the dance and hope to renew the experience before very long.
••• Zeke Zeder, just returned from
that happy hunting ground of displaced New Yorkers, Los Angeles, has this to say, "I was very disappointed because you can't do anything there without a car." OK, Zeke, but just what do you mean by anything?
••• It seems that the correspond
ence betwen Norman Cornish and Miss Marilyn Monroe has progressed to the exchanging of pictures stage. After seeing that highly scenic movie Niagara, Norm penned a real honest-togoodness fan letter to the lu<:ious adress and received two pictures of her in reward for the innermost outpourings of his heart.
*** Tonio Katsuro of Oscura Peak
fame has proved that language barriers are no obstacle to true love. His fiame is a beautiful, bright-eyed young Senorita from Chihuahua. She doesn't speak English, Tonio no comprende Espanol; yet they both speak the same language, if you know what I mean.
Up to Date on the 138th
By Frank C. Tillman
The 137th tried to match softball skills against the 138th the other Saturday and came out on the short end of the stick. The final score, at the end of 7 innings of play, was 14 to 9. This w as merely a warm-up game, however.
Pfc. Jimmy Stewart made a very nice deal on trading cars last week. He traded his '50 plymouth for a '50 Olds, with a trivial amount to boot. Sgt. Wesley also made a deal by trading his '49 Ford for a very nice '51 Pontiac. It seems like everyone has money but me.
* As far as anyone can tell to
date, we will start unit training about May 11. This came as quite a blow as most of the Company will be getting out anywhere from two weeks to a month upon completion and won't be able to use their leave time as intended. Just about everyone was planning on drawing their time in June and July when the weather in most parts of the country is tolerable.
The way it stands now it looks as if they will have to take the money instead of the time. This is the Army, fellows.
* Word has it that Spedal Serv
ices is trying to get a radio and p h o n o g r a p h combination for every outfit on the post. If they succeed, each dayroom will be graced with one. More power to them. We surely hope they can get them.
They finally got the extra wings for our TI&E board and it makes it look a lot nicer. Of course the furniture had to be rearranged, but you always have to work for progress and that de-
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The word "DeLuxe" is proudly etched on the chrome strip running horizontally on the front fenders of the above automobile. Possibly ii is too small for the eye to see on this reproduction. but it is there. Ii is easily observed, however, that the car does not-as shown-presen:t a deluxe appearance. The vehicle was damaged in a non-collision accident. The cause is unknown • The driver may have fallen asleep; he may have been forced from the highway, or any one of a number of things may have happened. The evidence does show that something DID happen. This is indeed graphic evidence :that, to drive an automobile, we must be aleri and we must have the vehicle under control at all times.
finitely is progress toward making the dayroom nicer.
* The company has gained one new private, and a new Pfc. The private is named Aber and hails from "po' Little" Rhode Island. He is married and lives with his wife in El Paso. The Pfc. is RA and his name is Aron. He hails
from Rhode Island also and lives on post. His boots look very nice.
Sgt. Baugher and Pvt. Bueno, whom you have read quite a bit about in past weeks, are gone. Good luck to them in whatever they choose to do now that they are out.
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SP R I N G SP E C I AL S! The Maplers, the highly successful bowling team, piloted by Joe Allgaier, have resigned from the league. The Maplers fought their way up from the cellar and maintained a precarious hold on the first-place ·berth from the eighth week on, and led the league at the end of the first half. At that time a division of the $20-0 prize money accumulated up to then was made.
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Unfortunately, no prior decision as to the allocation of prize money had been made and a system was worked out which worked a gross injustke on the leading teams. Out of the $200 fund, the first-place Maplers received but $20. The allocation was made by majority vote of the team captains . The cries of outraged disagreement will probably echo from the Organ Mountains .
••• Supply Division Notes, by An
gie Corral: The Supply Division, which
h as doubled its operating personnel in the past three months, welcomes Major Edward O. Ringland as its latest newcomer. Major Ringland, recently returned from a tour of duty in Japan, takes over as Chief of the Division, thus relieving Captain Richard C. Glenn of one of his many hats ... The giant six-foot kite flying over the adjacent Organ Mountains w as ably piloted by M/Sgt. Bill Veomett and warehouseman Willard S. Spear from Trailer Court # 2. That's one way of passing the time of day here in a Sunday!
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penings, by Dolly (not Midge or Thelma, either) Atkinson:
Joan Hogan is the proud m ama-to- be of LOGAN HOGAN. At least that's the name she told us confidentially she had picked if it's a boy. Congrats and all that sort of thing .. .
Seems the unofficial request concerning "Ladies Only" has s tar ted things humming. Question is, "Will the work that's humin' stop the ·gals from grumblin'. . . ." Our Chief, Major Cobb, and family finally made it over the hump and occupied their n ew home at 1201 L ees Drive, Bellamah Addition, in Las Cruces. We wish them the best of all t hat's good in a n ew home. Wood C obb, brother of the Major is occupying the r esidence vacated by the Chief's faµiily ...
P uzzle of the Week: How can you b e a Miss when you havent' b een missed?
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96th Ordnance Co. Completes Bivouac
(Continued from Page 1) more amazement. (But confidentially, I think they were just jealous of Lt. Garber's good fortune in swinging the Beaumont deal and were trying to work up a good healthy case of double pneumonia. Curses though, foiled again-for they both remained disgustingly healthy.)
As the bill collectors flock to your door at the end of the month, so flocked the troops of the 96th to the huge community bonfire built near the company area. As the evening hours wore on, this single fire became an oasis and a haven of warmth to those who attempted to sleep and wound up only shivering with the cold.
No Fuel Shortage You know, almost anything you
pick up on this desert will burn. Dried cactus plants put out a fierce heat and even though they burn up quickly there is certainly no shortage of the supply of fuel.
Congratulations are in order for Sgt. Stephen Smith and Cpl Frederick Wing, who have been the big wheels in the preparation and serving of our chow. They stood the acid test on the very first meal they prepared here in the field when Lt. Col Hendricks visited us and ate his evening meal in the mess tent. We don't have an official COJilIIlent from the colonel to give you a quote on, but no one seems to have heard him complain too loudly.
Milne Calms Down Our field f irst ser geant, M/Sgt.
Charles W. Milne (better known as the Field Marshal) was hopping around as spry as could be at first when everyone was setting up pup t ents. Next day he calmed down a little when he bore the brunt of walking a patrol across a couple of these mountains in search of a concealed platoon of men. The hidden men were finally spotted by the use of field glasses, but wheg Sgt. Milne saw the distance that would have to be cover ed to make contact with them, he seemed content to concede the victory.
That just about gives you the n ews coverage on the bivouac of the 96th. This has been our first as a unit, but it certainly won't be our last for another one is scheduled in the near future. This time it is to l~st for two weeks. Oh, woe is me.
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-U. S. A rmy Ph oto A letter from home enlightens any bivouac. Pfc. Robert D.
Mescher, 96th Ord. Co., is briefed in on affairs back home, via letter, while Pvt. Lawrence D. McCauley, P vt. J oseph W. Kowalchick and Pfc. William J. McCormick (left to right) look on. The men, all members of the 96th, were gaining a little education on nature in the raw in field maneuvers and a bivouac held by the organization recently.
Second Class To Finish Course In Missile Fuels
The second class of the Field Service Division's training course in "Handling and Storage of Guided Missile Fuels and Oxidizers" began on Monday, March 16, and will continue until March 27.
The first class completed the two-week course on March 13. Major Leland G. Ewalt, Execu
tive Officer of the Troops & Training Division, w elcomed the class of over 30 representatives from the Army areas, Ordnance Class II installations and the Office of the Chief of Ordnance.
The training program, being held on this post at the request of Colonel Beach of the Field Service Division, Redstone Arsenal, is being conducted through the combined efforts of WSPG and Redstone personnel.
Purpose Outlined The purpose of the course, as
revealed by its administrator, R. R. Cruden o.f Redstone Arsenal, is to train field service personnel in the receipt, issue, storage, surveillance, handling, disposal and decontamination of guided missile fuels and oxidizers.
The instructors for the course ure representatives from both Redstone Arsenal and White Sands. They include Dave Turvey, NEC, Field Service Division, Redstone Arsenal; Donald Graham, Technical Advisor on Safety Clothing for the Army, Redstone Arsenal ; Lt. C. L. Ramsey, Provisional Redstone Ordnance School, Redstone Arsenal; Cpl. J .
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Graduation exercise~ for the class will be held on Friday morning, March 27, when the r epresentatives will receive their displomas from Colonel Homer Thomas, WSPG Executive Officer.
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Mrs. H L. Rezner Is Elected President Of White Sands PTA
Mrs. H. L. Rezner was elected president of the White Sands Parent-Teachers Association at the meeting held Thursday night, March 19, in the Post School.
Other new officers elected were: Mrs. David Gregg, 1st vice president; Mrs. S. Teitlebaum, 2nd vice president; Mrs. Allen Niles, secretary; Mrs. J . L. Adams, treasurer; Mrs. V. P. Hubble, parliamentarian.
Piano Recital Slated
By Olive S. White
The new officers will be installed at the next monthly meeting. Time and date will be announced later. At that time the PT A will be entertained by a recital of Bobby Pack's piano pu-
It looked like a good start to- pils. ward Founder's Day for WSPG At last week's meeting, with last Monday. Capt. Meads came Mrs. w. B. Pohlman, presiding, for a visit and inspection. As Lt it was voted to spend $175.00 for Meads, he was the first Post Sig- a reference library. Mrs. R. I. nal Officer here and was greeted Newcomb and Mrs. M. R. Collins with delight by the remaining were elected as Library Commitfew who were here at the t ime.
Mrs. Mundy, Mrs. Collins and tee, and Mrs. F. V. Carpenter as Mrs. Griffee surrounded him chairman of the Kindergarten
' Fund . asking for news of this one and that one who'd been here with The room count award was him and even later . He reported won by Mr. J. G. Blaine's eighth Maj . Eyer, who succeeded him as grade class, for having the most Post Signal Officer, is enjoying parents present at the meeting. the fine climate of Hawaii 'tho Musical Program he's anxious to r eturn to the The musical program was given mainland, withal. by enlisted men from the Prov-
•••• ing Ground. Newton Tschaeche, Sfc. Pratt, who returned a short director of the Glee Club, ren
time ago, also was able to give us dered two piano solos. "Internews of many of our men who h d b h d · th ser - mezzo," and his own composition,
a een ere urmg e a "Piano Fantasy." He was also geant's tenure.
It was interesting to hear that Maj . Fortier had made lieutenant colonel. He was Finance Officer here several years ago. We were glad too to greet Lt. Col. Lollis the other day when he passed at our office.
we note with some distress that Mr. ad Mrs. Mabe have been listed under the Me's. One knows they prefer the straight old English name. It looks as if a tooshort column had been stretched at their expense.
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Dargan Montgomery, of the PIO staff, presented two vocal solos, "I Got Plenty of Nothing" and "Song of the Open Road." The two num bers by the quartet were "Foggy, Foggy Dew" and "Steal Away." ,
Refreshments of cake and coffee were served by the hostesses, Mrs. H. D. Thomas, Mrs. M. R. Collins, Mrs. E. P. Regrutto and Mrs. J. H . Ramsey.
Air Force Missile Research Is Equal to AU:craft Effort
New York (AFPS)-Gen. Hoyt S. Vanden berg, AF Chief of S taff, in a speech he re r ecently announced that the AF is put ting as much effor t into guided missile r esearch and development as it is into conventional a ircraft .
Addr essing the Institute of the Aer onautical Sciences, G en. Vandenberg added that the Air F orce would not be tied to any single weapon or system of weapons.
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Don't Leave Accident Scene, Drivers Warned
Many motorists have been emb arrassed, fin ancially an d physically, by their own ignorance, or d isobediance of, traffic regulation s.
The WSPG P rovost Marshal's office wishes to advise all personnel, mili tary and civilian , that in the even t of a v ehicle accident anywh er e, the vehicles involved should not be moved by the driver s until cleared for traffic by competent police authority.
Leaving the scene of an accid en t without authori ty of a police officer invest igating the acciden t is a serious offen se. Notify the Military P olice if the accident occurs on the reser vation. Notify proper civil a uthor ities and/or Military P olice if the accident occurs off-post.
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8 WIND AND SAND Thursday, March 26, 1953
Around the Post With the 4119th
ATOMIC BOMB, RADAR, ROCKET ALL COMBINED IN ONE Ml~ILE PROGRAM
(Continued from Page 1)
surface of the earth. 'Wind & Sand' Begins 4th Publishing Year By Pfc. R. W. Enegren
With the warm weather and the hot sun, we have been watching the Navy pool being freshened up for the coming season. Won't be long before the pool will be in full swing ... Then Pfc. Everly will have an excuse to take the hoses around to the front section of the Company Area and sprinkle the lawns.
The Corporal E, a surfacelaunched test missile, was developed as a research instrument by the Army Ordnance Corps.
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No. 23, the Christmas edition of 1951. It was an attractive 10 pages. For the next six months the paper averaged four pages, but throughout the last half of 1952 it averaged six pages. The first two eight-page papers were published on Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, 1952.
To date, announcements of specific details of these missiles have been limited, but men responsible for the Army's superarmaments program take pride in the fact that guided missiles now have emerged from their design and cocoon stage into flight and tactical production.
Speaking of the Company Area, Major Robert L. Waterhouse has taken some shrubbery from his lawn and donated it to the Company Area. It certainly has beautified the 4119th, and lifted its face to the near-by sand lots. Many thanks to the Major.
••• Russ Sheppard is the new 'Ice
Cream King," now that he has taken over the management of the Dairy Queen on the Post. Let's make sure that ice cream is hard and not soft; so when we GO for ice cream it will not melt on the way 'back to the Orderly Room. (M/Sgt. Chastain ·and Cpl. Savage are rather slow walkers.) Good luck with your new job, Russ; but what are you going to do about Kermit, Texas, with a seven-day-a-week job?
Al Ponce just returned from another three-day furlough! Understand that Al wanted to refinish the floors in his house. Wonder if it was the floors or the dog he lives for, Silver?
••• Last Saturday we returned to
the rifle range for the day. Seven orders were fired. The five high men so far are Bob Centera with a high of 185; Oscar Campbell, 180; Joe Hookala, 179; Dwight Gard and Earnest Cook, tied with 177 each. This week should finish up the Company on firing for record-then we will be able to find out who the best shot is.
Joe Hookala was telling me he knows the name of the ship his wife-to-be is to arrive on. What date will it be, Joe?
••• The softball team is looking
better every day. The boys get out for practice every day about three o'clock. Centera say's that Floyd Long will be one of the hard hitters this year. I wonder who is going to be "Water Boy.'" Huh! Savage!
••• M/Sgt. Gilmore has been
around Las Cruces most of this week. Of course he lives in town, but when he has to take a week's furlough, return to duty, then take a few more days, something is booming. How many houses are you going to own in Las Cruces?
••• The Major received a letter
from Sfc. Elbert Maxwell. He is now stationed in Korea and likes it. Claims the food is wonderful, and living conditions are good. Has a boy to shine his shoes and police up his quarters. It can't be too bad, Max, even if you do have to work a seven-day week.
Anyone who would like to drop Max a line, his address can be obtained at the Orderly Room.
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Three Are In:tegra:ted Army Chief of Staff General J.
Lawton Collins said recently: "What the Army is doing is in
tegrating these arms-guided missiles, rockets, as well as atomic artillery-into our own pattern of weapons."
During the past year, the Army began production of tactical missiles and set the wheels in motion to activate combat units trained and equipped to fire at least two of the Army's new missiles.
The Army did not intend to sit back and wait until the first tactical guided missile was produced and then rush into a furious training program. Instead, it began training immediately on available test rockets and missiles, so that tactical missiles could .be employed in the field at the earliest possible date.
Opportunities Utilized This meant taking advantage
of every opportunity for guided missile training, continued assistance in the development work at White Sands Proving Ground, sending personnel to factories and laboratories throughout the country to obtain on-the-job training, and missile operations and training for the men on whatever "hardware" was available.
"Where we use a guided missile battalion, it will replace an antiaircraft or a field artillery battalion," said General Collins. "Similarly, where we use a battalion capable of firing atomic energy weapons, it will take the place of a regular artillery battalion.
"But," he continued, "most of the older weapons wil remain for the time being. The new weapons have great possibilities, especially in 1bad weather. But the public should not jump td the conclusion that they will replace conventional weapons over-night.'
Credit Wide-Spread Credit for the achievements
made in the missile field is widespread. Much of the initial success stemmed from many of the best brains of American industry and universities.
Army participation in the development program primarily involved two technical services, the Ordnance Corps and the Signal Corps.
(Next: Army gets new fire order-"Ready, Fire, Aim!")
Female version: "If at first you don't succeed, cry, cry again."
Enjoys Rapid Growth Meanwhile, the circulation
was going over 3,000 on Feb. 13, 1952, and over 3,500 on Aug. 7, 1952. With the issue of Oct. 16, 1952 (Vol. III, No. 31), the circulation went over 4,000.
The paper enjoyed the most rapid growth in its history during the next few months. Another 10-page Christmas edition was published Dec. 18, 1952, and more than 4,500 copies were printed.
The circulation remains over 4,500. In January of this year, the issues averaged six pages, but in February three of the four editions were eight-pagers. So far this month there have been one six-pager and two eight-pagers, exclusive of today's "birthday edition."
We Depend on You Wind and Sand has grown as
White Sands Proving Ground has grown during the past three years. The staff members are for the most part newcomersnone of those who founded the paper and nursed it through its infancy remains with it today. The oldest of the present fulltime staff members came here only last August.
But as the staff pauses to look back over a three-year period of growth and development, and to take a peek at prospects ahead, it realizes that the success of Wind & Sand in the future, as in the past, depends for the most part on you, its readers.
Your contmuea cooperationand assistance whenever you can be of help-is respectfully solicited. For only through the cooperation of the WSPG personnel such as you, who individually and collectively
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terrogator with the 7827th Military Intelligence Corps in Europe for four years. Returning to the States. he worked in the Joint Operations Center, Operation Longhorn, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for two and a half months before reporting to White Sands.
More Time at Home
Living on the post will give Sergeant W. E. Gilliland more time to spend wih his wife, Vada, and their three sons, Richard, 10; David, 6; and Billy, 5.
Sgt. Gilliland enlisted in the Army in 1942 and has been with the Signal Corps since that time. During the war he served in the Pacific Theater. The Sergeant arrived at the Proving Ground in September, 1949, and at present works in the Signal Pole Yard.
The Gillilands feel that their home 11t 307 "D" St., the post's
make and then read the news, can we continue to report that news as it should be reported.
RED CROSS TOTAL GOES OVER $1500
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that Det. 2, 9393rd TSU, was leading all other WSPG units on that date with a total of $239 collected so far. T.hat was some $88.50 more than the total collected by the White Sands Sign a 1 Corps Agency, which was in second place with $150.50.
Sys:tems Test Third Third highest Saturday was the
Systems Test D i v i s i o n with $136.26, and fourth was Logistics Division with $119.10.
Other unit totals as of Saturday, with more reports from unit representatives still to come in, were as follows:
Assisting Maj. Ewalt on the general campaign committee are Ensign Leland Page, U. S. Navy; Arthur T. Carney, Red Cross Field Director; Lt. L. M. Jiggitts
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