The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 9, 1953 Page: 2 of 31
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Ordeal For 5 Inside
24 Hour Attack
can soldiers owe their lives today
to the construction of a tank and
their own guts.
For 24 hours the Chinese did
their best to "get" Sgt. L. Lowe
Cpl. William Morris PFC Roy
Thompson Sylvester Wheeler and
William Sanders but it wasn't
Lowe Morris and Thompson
were in an open bunker near the
tank when the Chinese attacked.
Three thousand swarmed up Old
Baldy. The three men were trap
ped in the bunker and couldn't
HONOR SOCIETY TEST GIVEN
On Tuesday March 24 the Na
tional Honor Society tests were
given to representative students
throughout the United States. These
general aptitude tests are given
to a limited number of senior
members from each school which
enters for competition.
Those from Hood High School
who represented up is in the con
test were Lee Guibault and Bar
bara Doan. Award winners will be
announced some time after May
LETTER SWEATERS RECEIVED
Many Hood students were made
happy last Tuesday when sweaters
were presented to basketball girls
members of the annual staff news
paper staff and band.
This is the first time awards
other than letters have been giv
en to members of the band but
since this is our last year to ope
rate as a separate high school it
was decided to give sweaters to the
members of our band in apprecia
tion for their faithful service.
The elimination for junior girls
declamation was held on Thursday
April 2. Those who entered were
Robin Ann Johnson Marilyn Mor
ris and Sharon Allen. First place
winner was Robin Ann Johnson
with her declamation "Song of
the Market Place."
Sharon Allen won second with
"Legend of the Organ Builder."
Marilyn Morris won third with
"Cry From the Canadian Hills."
The judges for the contest were
Mrs. Sarah Lane Dyche Miss
Ozella Hargis and Mrs. Ruth Wad-
Each girl gave an excellent in
terpretation of her selection and
the judges agreed that it was a
very difficult decision to make.
The first and second place win
ners will represent the school in
Interscholastic League Contest on
April 18. Junior boy declaimer is
Mack Angel. Senior declaimers are
Mary Fojt and Jim Bob McQueen.
Monday April 13
Smothered Hamburger Steaks
Parsleyed New Potatoes
Buttered English Peas
Orange Apple Celery Carrot
Un-sidc-down Cake Squares
Tuesday April 14
Spanish Style Pinto Beans
Deviled Yellow Squash
Tossed Vegetable Salad
Cornbread Sliced Bread
Wednesday April 15
Turkey Salad on Lettuce
Pineapple Chiffon Pie
Hot Rolls Honey Butter
Plain or Chocolate Milk
Thursday April 16
Beef Hash Loaf
Seasoned Green Beans
Friday April 17
Turkey and Pimiento Cheese
Congealed Tomatoes on Lettuce
get out because of the heavy ar
They kept up their fire on the
advancing Reds. "But when the
Chinese got the bunker next to
ours and then started to fire on
use we figured it was time to
get out." They dashed for the
They made it to the tank but
found it "buttoned up."
Wheeler and Sanders inside the
tank heard the frantic shouting
and pounding on the sides of the
tank. "We thought they were
Chinks—but we finally recognized
their voices" said Wheeler.
A hatch was opened and the
men scrambled inside. Ten min
utes later Chinese were all over
the tank. They even stole one
of the machineguns off the top.
The men inside stayed quiet and
the Chinese finally went away.
"Then we saw a line of Chinese
toiling up the side of Old Baldy's
slippery sides carying ammuni
tion" said Wheeler "so we let
them have it with our 76mm and
The Chinese returned the fire
with grenades which blew the
hatch open. Morris fastened it.
down with his belt.
They started the tank down the
hill but a bazooka blew one of
the treads off. They were stuck
there all night under heavy mor
tar and artillery fire.
Mortar fire continued to pound
the tank throughout the next day.
Finally at dusk the men were or
dered over the command radio
to get out of the tank. As they
raced down the hill Allied artillery
and bombs chewed up the hill. A
jeep picked them up at the bottom
and took them to safety.
MORE NEW LP RECORDINGS
Bach—"Missa Brevis No in A
major" and "Sanctus No II in
Beethoven—"Symphony No 7 in
A" with Toscannini conducting
the New York Philharmonic.
"R me and
^uite No. 2.
Respighi "Pines of Rome."
"Green Man" by Strom Jameson
—British family portrait.
"Hate Merchants" by Niven
"Moon is Our Lantern" by Ed
ward Tatum Wallace love and
marriage in a western oil town.
"Signs and Wonders" by Leo
Brady penetrating character
"Tiger in Summer" by Michael
Keon love and violence in mod
"You're Wrong Delaney" by
"Sleep my Love" by Robert Mar
"Gunflame" by John S. Daniels.
"Intrigue on Halfaday Creek" by
James B. Hendryx.
"Back Down the Ridge" by W.
L. White author of "They Were
Expendable" is his account of the
war in Korea.
"The Second Sex" by Simone de
Beauvior is an analysis of women.
GENERAL DOAN RECIEVES the Division colors from General
Clarke during the farewell ceremonies for General Clarke last
Thursday at the parade ground. Maj. Gen. Hayden Boatner deputy
Fourth Army commander (left) looks on. (Photo by Tornese)
Shortwave Station Transmits
Free Messages For Hoodmen
Hood soldiers who want to send lings. Instead of sending fifteen or
greetings to their parents or just twenty words Corporal DeWolfe
say "hello" to a far-away friend need only transmit a code num-
can do so at no cost through the
facilities of one of the most unique
sections on the post Station
One of the many Military Affil
iate Radio System stations K5WAB
operates on a six-day week sche
dule sending and receiving mess
ages to such places as the British
West Indies the Philippines Casa
blanca—and even Brooklyn.
Although these distant radio trips
are unusual there's plenty of
Statesside traffic to keep Cpl.
Douglas A. DeWolfe 4005th ASU
Enl. Det. of Williamstown N.Y.
busy at one of the station's three
Working with DeWolfe i£ PFC
Gwendolyn M. Crossdale 4005th
WAC Det. of Seekonk Mass. who
is thrilled when she receives a
message from places with intrigu
ing names like Maracaibo Zene-
By relaying messages from sta
tion to station K5WAB can trans
mit anywhere in the United States
and just about any place in the
Rogers & Hammerstein "The
King and I" with the original cast world except combat zones and be-
including Gertrude Lawrence and hind the "Iron Curtain."
To speed transmission and avoid
errors a catalog of stock messages
is used to send every day greet-
For Post's Pools
There is an urgent need for qual
ified life guards to serve as guards
at the Post swimming pools Capt.
Harold T. Smith officer in- charge
of Division Special Services said.
For those who don't have a Life
Saving Certificate a special life
guard school will be conducted at
Pool No. One located behind the
Main Sports Arena on April 20.
This school will train and develop
the personnel necessary for the
operation of Hood's pools.
Men selected will be placed on
detached service with Special Ser
vice to act as lifeguards at one
of the six pools located on this
Many good hours of swimming
are in store for Hood swimmers
when the pools open on May 1 and
the pools will remain open as long
as weather permits Captain Smith
Those interested in becoming
lifeguards are urged to get in
touch with Division Special Ser
vices at Building 237 or phone 509
GET YOUR SUPPLIES FROM US!
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Service for six. 6 divided plastic plates and
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Metal frame with heavy replaceable covers.
Vacuum Thermos Jugs
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ber. When the number reaches its
destination it is translated into a
"Happy Birthday" or "Best Wish
es" by the receiver before deliv
"This system would not be pos
sible" Corporal DeWolfe pointed
out "if it were not for the close
cooperation between MARS sta
tions and the licensed amateur
radio operators in America and
"In fact" added Private Cross-
dale "our radio communications
would be impossible if it weren't
for the thousands of 'ham' ope
Backing up her statement are
hundi'eds of "acknowledgement"
postcards that K5WAB has receiv
ed from amateur stations they
When asked why stations under
the MARS system existed other
than the fact that they are a great
convenience to military personnel
Corporal DeWolfe had plenty to
say on that score. He explained
that thousands of operators are
now being trained. If an emergency
should arise thei-e will be a smooth
running network and trained per
sonnel both military and civilian
to handle just about any situation.
He added that at the outbreak of
the Korean conflict MARS stations
carried a great deal of the com
munications load to the Far East.
"That's why" Private Crossdale
remarked "we welcome as many
messages as we can get. The more
practice the better."
Located in Bldg. 2225 on 52nd
St. just across from the "Retreat
gun" at Division Hqs. Station
K5WAB is open for business from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon
on Saturday. Although no guaran
tee can be made on delivery of
any message every effort is made
by the pair of "radio-bugs" to
get the mesage through. This is
true in most instances if there is
a MARS or ham station near the
destination of the message.
THE ARMORED SENTINEL
Plans are well underway for the
North Fort Hood bivouac. Fifty
boys from Troop 111 plan to join
more than 800 Scouts from the
Heart of Texas Council for the
three day affair.
The Gi'een Bar Patrol consisting
of the Patrol and Troop Leaders is
making final plans for a three day
hike and camping trip to Belton.
The Patrol of about nine boys will
be working towards their Camping
and Hiking Merit Badges and other
Troop 111 is sponsoring a
"Neckerchief Slide" contest in con
junction with the National Boy
Scout Neckerchief Slide Contest.
Five prizes will be given to boys
in the troop. All the slides must
be constructed by the boys them
selves and members of the Green
Bar Patrol will judge as to quali
fications and eventual winners.
The contest will close May 11.
The Board of Review met at the
last troop meeting. Eight boys ap
peared before the board which is
made up of members of the Boy
Scout Committee. All the boys
had either met the first or second
class requirements and were pass
ed by the board.
Any boys who have reached the
age of 11 years are invited to at
tend any of troop meetings held
every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The scout
master or assistants may be con
tacted at the Boy Scout House any
time during the day and on most
evenings phone 3122.
First poodle: "What have you
done to your hair?"
Second poodle: "I got a lady
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individual dress fashions Va to
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One of a kind dresses in this group. Silk shantungs linens rayon sheers M&W
Women's and Misses' Dresses
women's and misses' dresses
These are dresses you will wear all summer long! Crepes cottons
misses' and women's dresses
were $17.95 to $19.95
Tailored spun rayons for travel or work bright rayon prints and III
duchess royal suits
formerly $25. to $39.95
Sizes 10 to 18
MAJOR GENERAL E. M. BRANNON Judge Advocate General
of the Army (left) listens to General Doan acting 1st Armored
Division commander while Lt. Col. Paul J. Durbin (right) Divi
sion Staff Judge Advocate looks on in Fort Hood's courtroom.
General Brannon arrived at Fort Hood on Monday morning and
spent most of the day tour nig the post's facilities. (Photo by Tor
Army's Alphabet Running To A
(PIO) A rose by any other charge payments was posted last
name might smell as sweet but week the name "Agent" supported
Cpl Fred F. Zachmye is sure no!the
other rose pays such high divi-
In the Army's world of alphabet
ical rosters Zachmye always stood
at the bottom of the list while his
buddy Cpl. Kenneth L. Agent
usually headed the rosters. This
situation remained the same
throughout their Army careers un
til the two reached Hood's Separa
At the Center Cpl. Charles R.
Goodwin in charge of making up
the finance rosters thought he'd
try and set things on an even keel.
When the roster for the final dis-
Whether it's cold or hot it's always pleasant for service men at
the White-Plaza Hotel in Dallas. Make your week-end a time to
remember with White-Plaza enjoyment. The other two White-Plata
Hotels are at San Antonio and Corpus Christi. (Adv.)
the bottom while
I guess its a pretty good name
after all" said Zachmye.
This Is Why They Like It...
Cool lightweight slacks in "nubs"
rayon worsteds and tropicals. Variety
of solids patterns and colors.
Thursday April 9 1953
For Men and Women
or us is re
(PIO)—"Part dog part chame
leon" probably best describes the
Japanese dog of Lt. Col. A. C.
Johanssen Fort Hood provost
Answering to the name of
"Yushu" hte four-legged native of
Nippon is a thoroughbred Shiba-
Ken. Of medium height and weigh
ing 32 pounds the dog has sharp
ears a pointed nose and a long
curved tail with a hook in it.
But the most unusual feature of
the canine is his ability to change
color. Aged throe and one half
years "Yushu" is now on his
fourth color. When Col. and Mrs.
Johanssen first got hi mas a puppy
he was gray. From gray he turned
a mottled speckled color then to
a reddish fox hue and then to the
present light fawn color.
The traditional Japanese delight
in bright colors has not make itself
apparent in "Yushu" so far but
Hood soldiers won't be too surpris
ed if they see an animated rainbow
walking down Headquarters Ave.
one of these days.
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