The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 12, 1953 Page: 1 of 16
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Vol. 1 No. 6
Lauded By CG
Of 4th Army
(PIO)—High scores in 1st Arm
ored Division Artillery training
tests drew applause this week
from Lt. Gen. William M. Hoge
commanding general of Fourth
General Hoge especially com
mended the work of the 27th AFA
Bn commanded by Maj. Phillip
Dunbar. The 27th was given a
"superior" rating while the 68th
and 91st were scored "excellent."
In a commendation to Brig. Gen.
Alfred E. Kastner acting com
mander of Fort Hood and the 1st
Armored General Hoge said:
"I wish to express to you and to
the officers and men of 1st Armor
ed Division Artillery sincere con
gratulations on the over-all results
obtained in the Army Training
"The consistently high scores es
pecially those achieved by the 27th
Armored Field Artillery Battalion
are particularly gratifying."
In announcing the commendation
to Artillery units General Kastner
said he was aware of the hard
work planning and effort required
to attain the extraordinary scores.
"During this period" stated Gen
eral Kastner "we were confronted
with an unusually rapid turn over
of personnel both officer and en
listed a minimum of qualified per
sonnel and a shortage of equip
ment. Only the highest degree of
leadership esprit and ingenuity
can overcome such handicaps."
Jr. was presented with the Com
mendation Medal by Col. Edward
G. Farrand commanding officer
of CC"B." Sergeant Baxter as
signed to H&S Co. 634th AIB
was awarded the Commendation
medal for outstanding service
while serving in Korea.—(CCB-
Rather Serve Time
Gen. Court Martials
Sock 17 In January
Seventeen General Court Martials
at Fort Hood in January meted
out dishonorable discharges for
feiture of all pay and allowances
and hard labor ranging from six
months to three years to soldiers
who would evidently rather serve
time than their country.
Thirten soldiers were convicted
of desertion three of AWOL and
Pvt. Willie R. Wallace H&S Co.
4th MTB was convicted of larceny.
Wallace stole a wallet containing
over $80 from Cpl. Jim Wright and
was sentenced to three years in ad
dition to a dishonorable discharge
and total pay forfeiture.
Dishonorable discharge total pay
orfeiture and three years in pri
on for desertion were imposed
upon Pvts. Francis Jagneaux 501st
Repl. Co. William A. Brown. Jr.
Svc. Btry. 27th AFA Bn. Lloyd
R. Tague Co. D 701st AIB Joe
B. Caruthers Btry. A 73rd AFA
Bn. and Billy Scruggs Fred Daw-
Increase Use Of
Interest in Soldiers
Deposits at North Fort Hood has
taken a definite upswing in the
past omnth. According to the
breakdown of participation per
centages the training companies
show an average increase of 11
Outstanding units the 9th and
15th Training Co. show progress
far beyond that figure. In one
month the 9th has increased its
participation 31 percent. In the
same period the 15th has climbed
33 percent. Deposits for both com
panies total about $250 per month.
Head and shoulders above all
however is the 8th Training Co.
which is leading the way with 52
percent of the men making regular
The sum they have put away to
date amounts to $1450. Actually
the men have saved about $20 per
lan and if they maintain that
j&jte they will each have $150.
F(\|jfth interest) at the end of a
twenty four month period.
Buddies Join Fight
son and J. W. Paris all of the
4005th ASU. Each had at least one
Other convicted deserters Pvts.
Willie .Holmes and Johnnie W.
Dunn of the 4005th ASU Don L.
Glover Co. D 634th AIB Macon
Little Co. A 25th AIB Oddis
White Jr. Btry. B 73rd AFA Bn.
and Fred C. Lyons Co. B 16th
AEB received two years confine
ment in addition to dishonorable
discharges and pay forfeitures
with the exception of Lyons who
was given one year confinement.
AWOL charges were proven
against Pvts. Anthony Z. Clopton
4005th ASU Salvador Salinas Co.
D 634th AIB and Carlos D. Ce-
dillo 501st Repl. Co. Clopton and
Cedillo have had two previous con
victions each and Salinas one. The
three were sentenced to dishonor
able discharges forfeiture of all
pay and allowances and from six-
months to seven months 21 days
The commanding general of
Fort Hood and the 1st Armored
Division has approved all of the
sentences which are now subject
to review by the Board of Review
in the Judge Advocate General's
office in Washington.
The convicted soldiers will serve
their prison terms in the Camp
Gordan Rehabilitation Training
Center in Georgia.
WASHINGTON (AFPS) The
Army increased its enlisted NCO
promotion quota by 10000 over the
January high as it announced the
February quota of 73950.
In the top three pay grades the
quotas remained the same as last
month—to master sergeant 1450
to SFC 4500 and to sergeant
The increase came in the cor
poral (E-4) grade. The Army will
promote 50000 to the lowest NCO
grade in February. This is an in
crease of 10000 over the January
quota and 34000 more than were
promoted in that grade last .De
"--THAT THIS NAT/ON
UNDER GOO SHALL HAMB
A New birth
Talk By Victim
Aids Polio Fund
(CCB-PIO)—Nickles dimes and
dollars from infantry soldiers form
ed one of Fort Hood's largest
March of Dimes contributions this
week when the servicemen joined
a buddy's personal fight against
Soldiers of the 702nd AIB filled
"Dimes" jars with more than
$1100 to help a fellow soldier Pvt.
Clifford D. Rayburn in a fight
that had once been all his.
The CC "B" soldier was pairalyz-
ed from the waist down at the age
of nine. He spent four years re
covering while treatments cost his
He retaliates against the disease
through his contributions to the
March of Dimes so that other chil
dren and families won't face the
His buddies learned about it and
AND THAT &OU£RNMENT
PEOPLE SHALL NOT
Monday asked him to talk before
Slowly and seriously he related
to friends how much easier it was
to help others fight than to have
the fight carried to them in the
form of legs which wouldn't move.
The soldiers listened intently
while he outlined what a polio vic
tim goes through and the financial
hardships which accompany the
Because it wasn't easy to tell
and beca.use only a. polio patient
fuljy understands he.. hurriedly
completed his talk
The entire battalion stood behind
him as he dropped the first con
tribution into the glass jar.
702ND TOTALS $1133
When the last man had contribut
ed and tabulations were made it
was found that the men of the
702nd had donated the whopping
total of $1133 to the '-"Dimes"
But more impressive were the
contributions of Private Rayburn's
own Co. B.
His fellow soldiers shelled out an
average of almost $2.00 per man.
Civilian Wage Hike
OK'd By Board
The Army-Air Force wage board
Wednesday approved hourly wage
increases for civilian workers at
military installations in five areas.
The increases are designed to
bring workers' wages in line with
the prevailing hourly wage rates
in their areas. The increases av
Twenty-one cents per hour for
1713 employes at the James Con-
nally Air Force Base and Fort
Sixteen cents per hour for 409
employes at Army installations in
the Vicksburg-Jackson Miss. area.
Thirteen cents an hour for 1562
employes at Fort Sill Okla.
Fourteen cents per hour for 470
employes at Army and Air Force
installations in the Amarillo Tex.
Twenty cents per hour for 348
employes at Perrin Air Force Base
The world-famed Melody Maids
return to North and South Fort
Hood Saturday and Sunday for a
Valentine Weekend of songs by the
musical group of beautiful girls
that has thrilled crowds from New
York to San Francisco and in Mex
ico and Europe.
Led by their founder Miss
Eloise Milam the Melody Maids
from Beaumont Tex. open their
weekend visit at the hospital on
Saturday from 6 to 8 p. m. and
then will appear at the 162nd St.
Service club from 8 until 10:30
Sunday morning the girls will be
singing at various chapel services
on post and will be at the 10 a.m.
coffee call at the 162nd St. club.
The Melody Maids will wind up
their tour at the North Fort Ser
vice club Sunday from 2:30 until
4 p. m. with their final concert
of the Valentine Weekend.
(PIO)—The general who com
manded the troops who smashed
across the Remagen Bridge dur
ing World War II has been order
ed to return to Germany as com
manding general of the U. S.
Lt. Gen. William M. Hoge cur
rently commander of the Fourth
Army will replace Lt. Gen. Char
les L. Bolte at Seventh Army Head
quarters Vaihingen (Stuttgart)
General Bolte will succeed Lt.
The final total of the Fort Hood
1953 March of Dimes campaign will
be "about $13300" according to Lt.
William C. Mahaley assistant
March of Dimes representative for
This expected final total which
will be finally compiled by to
morrow is $1300 more than the
original estimate made from the
first mass official tally of the
funds. The backbone of the addi
tional amount will consist of ap
proximately $1000 to be turned
in by Gray Air Force Base.
The balance is the final profit
percentage to be given to the fund
by the three Killeen merchants
who held March of Dimes sales.
They are Nathan Feldt of the Ar
my and Navy store Mr. D. M. El
liot of Elliot's restaurant and Joe
Safidy of the Venus restaurant.
Some other organizations and
their totals are: North Fort Hood
$2847 CC"B" $2677 Killeen Base
$819 NCO Mess $600 Seperation
Center $594 Golf Club $82 and
the Fort Hood Public School $41.
"We are proud of our •Fort Hood
people for coming through so gen
erously in this drive" 'Lieutenant
Mahley said. "The total is even
more impressive when you realize
we weren't given the $500 kickoff
check from the Community Chest
fund this year as we were in
1952" he said.
Nat'l Blood Drive
To Aid Program
Military personnel are being
asked to "roll up their sleeves and
help save a 'human life."
As part of the new National
Blood Program now underway
servicemen and women everywhere
are being called upon to help the
Armed Forces Blood Donor Pro
The continuation of hostilities in
Korea has increased our need of
the life giving fluid for which
there is no substitute. Armed
Forces and civilian defense needs
run well over several hundred
thousands pints each month. In ad
dition to the needs of the military
Red Cross officials estimate that
normal civilian needs require
several hundred thousand pints
Every American between the age
of 18 and 60 who is in good health
and weighs 120 pounds or more
can and should give blood at re
gular intervals to help stockpile
blood plasma and whole blood.
Blood can be given at regular in
tervals of two or three months
without any great inconvenience
or danger to the donor.
FORT HOOD TEXAS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12 1953
Lt. Gen. William Hoge
Fourth Army Chief
Ordered To Germany
Gen. Manton S. Eddy commanding
general of U. S. Army Europe
(USAREUR). General Eddy's re
tirement after 35 years active duty
was announced Monday he will
leave the Army at the end of
SUCCEEDS GEN. DAHLQUIST
Succeeding General Hoge at
Fort Sam Houston will be Maj.
Gen. John E. Dahlquist present
commander of Corps in Ger
Exact dates of the changes in
command have not been set.
As commander of CC "B" 9th
Armored Division in early 1945
General Hoge directed a large
scale drive that paved the way for
the rout of the German war ma
chine. His units moved so rapidly
across Germany that they reach
ed the Ludendorf bridge at Rema
gen before the enemy could destroy
Ordering his forces across the
bridge he opened the way for the
first full-size allied crossing of the
Rhine by the First Army under
Gen. Courtney B. Hodges.
COMMANDER 4TH AD
General Hoge was rewarded for
this war-shortening tactical exploit
with the Distinguished Service
LT. GEN. WILLIAM HOGE
Medal and command of the 4th
Armored Division. This division
spearheaded the Third Army be
yond the Rhine and led the ad
vance into Czechoslovakia.
After the war the general com
manded the Engineer School at
Fort Belvoir Va. and later U. S.
Troops in Trieste. In March 1951
he flew to Korea at the request of
Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway to take
charge of IX Corps.
Closed Call Post
(PIO)—The Division Finance Of
fice Bldg. 11 has been closed for
an indefinite period. All business
pertaining to 1st Armored units
will now be routed through Post
Finance Bldg. 10 effective im
It is desired that all officers and
enlisted men use the Headquarters
Ave. entrance when calling at the
Personnel will call the following
numbers in contacting finance for
information: finance officer 4-3115
deputy 4-5152 chief clerk 4-5152
allotment section 2979 accounting
542 travel 518 and officers' pay
Personnel officers will call the
following numbers in contacting
pay clerks servicing their units:
Provisional Personnel 4-5152 CC
"B" 2979 1st QM Bn. 2nd AAA
Bn. 16th AEB 47th AMB 81st
Recon. Bn. and 123rd AOMB 3840.
"Melody Maids" Back For Valentine's Day
He Drove Too Fast
(PIO)—PFC Earl J. Trahan 20 1st QM Bn. has been in the
hospital since February 3. That's when his 1947 Ford turned over
five times after hitting a guard post on a Highway 190 curve near
Kempner Tex. The speed limit was 55 his speed was estimated at
65-75. He barely escaped death. Military authorities have issued a
delinquincy report on Trahan for driving while intoxicated and state
highway police have charged him with exceeding the safe speed
limit. If experience imparts the strongest lessons will you profit by his?
Post Adds Hasty
En trench ingA
(CCB-PIO) A new training
course the Hasty Fortification
Area—has been added to Hood's
list of modern training ranges.
The course is set up to train men
to.prqtefit .themselves.againsc sur
prise attacks of. enemy ground
troops armor and air weapons. It
will also train soldiers to erect
barbed wire barriers weapons em
placements with over head cover
and tank obstacles.
Another phase of the new train
ing range is teaching confidence
said Lt. Robert W. Smith of CC
"B" Tactics Committee who super
vised construction of the course.
"In one phase of the course
every man is required to fortify
a fox hole while a tank literally
overruns his position" he added.
All phases of the hasty fortifica
tions training teach the men to use
any material available on the bat
tlefield Lt. Smith said. They learn
to work as a team and use the
Most TV Antennae
Don't Meet Rules
Eighty-five per cent of the tele
vision antennae inspected during
January according to a recent
issue of the Post Daily Bulletin
are not in accordance with Post
Principal deficiencies were fail
ure to ground antenna masts and
to install lightning arresters on
Persons purchasing a TV set the
Post DB advised will obtain a copy
of regulations and the authority
for installation from the Post
Engineer. If installation is to be
made by commercial firms they
should be advised of post regula
tions the DB concluded.
"buddy system" prime requisites
of defending against a surprise at
Each man completes a maxi
mum cycle of ten hours on the
Pointing out the value of the
course as a confidence builder Lt.
Smith said the men benefit by
combining ability and team work
to use whatever material is on
hand to build fortifications.
In Temple Monday
Austin Will See
From Ft. Hood
(PIO)—Army weapons and ve
hicles now in action .at Hood are
due for public exhibition in Aus
tin Feb. 17-19 when the capitol
city observes National Defense
A three-day display by the 1st
Armored Division will include
equipment ranging in weight from
an eight-pound rifle to a 45-ton
medium tank officers said Satur
The tank will make the trip
mounted on a giant transporter.
An anti-aircraft gun on a half
track trucks carrying modern
radio equipment and a flame
thrower are alsoslated for public
Infantry soldiers will display
light and heavy machine guns 75
mm recoillness rifle and a rocket
Artillery weapons to be displayed
include a 155 mm howitzer and
two types of mortars.
A 40-man crew from the 1st
Armored is scheduled to leave
here one day prior to setting up
the equipment show. They will
stay at Bergstrom AFB during the
WOJG HAROLD L. WARD
recently received the Bronze
Star Medal Irom-Col.-Edward G.
Farrand commanding officer of
CC"B." Mr. Ward presently as
signed to Co. A 4th MTB was
awarded the medal for heroism
and outstanding service while
serving in Korea.—(CCB-PIO).
Gen. Kastner Speaks
To Cen-Tex Law Men
(PIO)—The successful function
ing of the post's traffic safety pro
gram and the need for continued
cooperation between military and
civil law enforcement agencies
were described to Central Texas
Peace Officers in Temple Monday
night by Brig. Gen. Alfred E. Kast
The acting FQrt Hood and 1st
Armored Division commander told
officers and public officials gather
ed at an annual meeting that a
reduction of Fort Hood traffic ac
cidents and deaths in 1952 had cut
fatalities to 28-13 less than in 1951.
He noted the deathless holidays
of Labor Day Christmas and New
Year's in 1952 as a big improve
ment over the previous year.
One of the reasons for fewer ac
cidents was cited by General Kast
ner as the post's Yield-Right-of-
Way signs and the 10-mph placards
used in conjunction with them. He
offered assistance to any communi
ty wishing to erect similar signs.
Related to the decrease in ac
cidents was General Kastner's re
velation that civilian traffic fines
assessed against Hood personnel in
1952 were a low $33000 in com
parison with 1951's $56000.
Geri. Smith Claims
US Building Top
ca is building an intelligence ser
vice second to none says Gen.
Walter Bedell Smith.
General Smith the outgoing
chief of the Central Intelligence
Agency made the statement at a
meeting of the American Legion's
National Security Commission
held here recently.
The core of the system is to be
a staff of career intelligence of
ficers much like the foreign ser
vice said General Smith. It will
take several years to build such
a service due to the fact that so
few Americans are now qualified.
Only six out of every 100 appli
cants make the grade he revealed.
General Smith who will be
the new Undersecretary of State
made clear that U. S. intelligence
does not rely heavily on under
cover agents but rather on care
ful research and analysis.
Both General Kastner and San
Antonio agent Fred Mclntire chief
speaker urged complete coopera-
tijn between all departments of
law enforcement agencies as neces
sary in accomplishing a swifter and
more efficient job.
Check With CID
(PIO)—Fort Hood personnel
whose automobiles recently sus
tained losses of equipment or
accessories should check with
the post Military Police 43rd
Criminal Investigation Detach
ment Bldg. 204 to identify re
Identification of stolen equip
ment can be made through Capt.
Shelby L. Denny or Lt. Dale R.
Dorman at the CID.
In Lake Buchanan
(PIO) Funeral arrangements
for a 36 year old airman drowned
at Buchanan Lake Tuesday have
not yet been completed Gray AFB
officials said yesterday.
The body of Airman 1st class
Cecil U. Henshaw of Paris Texas
was brought to Fort Hood yester
day for an autopsy.
Henshaw was drowned shortly
before noon Tuesday when his row
boat overturned at the lake near
Burnet. In the boat with him were
his wife Katherine and her moth
er Mrs. Fannie Colson both of
whom reached shore safely.
Other persons at the lake at
tracted by Mrs. Henshaw's call for
help recovered the airman's body
a short while later.
Housing Help At
Killeen C. Of C.
Military personnel looking for as
sistance in finding living quarters
in Killeen are advised that the Kil
leen Chamber of Commerce has a
special department to aid in locat
ing such quarters.
The Chamber of Commerce of
fice moved Tuesday to 516 N. Gray
St. It was formerly located at 322
N. Gray St.
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Lacy, Joe M. The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 12, 1953, newspaper, February 12, 1953; Temple, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth254321/m1/1/: accessed January 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Casey Memorial Library.