Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 29, 1955 Page: 4 of 18
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Saddest Man Is Driver
Who Has Killed Child
(Printed from Afgust issue of Public Safety Magazine)
Look at a motorist whose car has killed a child and you'll see the
saddest man in the world. A reporter for the Buffalo Courier-Express
recently interviewed one. This story is true. Only the names and
places have been deleted. It is presented through the courtesy of the
They ask me did I see the child? Yes I saw him. And he's all
I've been seeing since. I saw him. But it was too late to stop. I was
the last to see him alive. And the first to see his lifeless body limply
sprawled on the pavement—a few inches from the bumper of my car.
Yes. I am the man they now call "death car driver." I own the
car whose pictures you saw in the daily press. And yet a thousand
times I wish I were the victim rather than the man who killed him.
For he died only once but I a thousand deaths since then.
I saw him running out between two cars. He looked away. But
yet his childish steps led into my path. I honked the horn. I kicked
into the brake. I heard the tires squeal. And then the thud. I saw
his little body hurl through air and fall down flat just as my stopping
wheel almost touched him once more.
I walked ahead and bent over his crumpled form. "Call an am
bulance" I shouted. "Quick." I saw the gathering crowd. They
all looked at the child. And then at me.
Then came police and then the doctor. He looked first at the
bloody face and form then looked away and slowly shook his head.
"And then I saw the anguished features of a man—the father—and
heard the desperate screams of a bereaved mother—how can I forget
Remorse Doesn't Help
And when the scene had cleared and I had filed reports at head
quarters and the police had cleared me I stood alone and suddenly
knew what I had really done:
"Could happen to any of us" a voice behind me said. I felt the
sympathetic touch of a policeman's hand. "You were not speeding
nor violating any law. We preferred no charges nor did any witness
charge a fault by you. The child was unattended roaming streets
alone and you did nothing that was dangerous or wrong."
I carry insurance sure. But who can replace a life? Should I
visit the parents? See the child laid out? Or coldly disregard the
death the bitter grief? Will the father mother hate me? A sense
of moral guilt hangs over me. It punishes the driver hard and makes
him all afraid to face the parents or the lifeless child or anyone.
Remorse alone cannot clear my conscience. And there I even
doubt my friends will see my way. I wasn't careless the policeman
said. I was within the law. But yet my conscience lives with me
and I with it. And thinking that perhaps the slightest bit of more
attention on my part could have averted this will haunt my thoughts
for every hour I shall live. And no one can deliver me of this.
River Crossing Class Set Today
Conducting the Assault River
Crossing is the unit of instruc
tion in today's class of the 4th Ar
mored Division Field Grade Of
ficers School at theater No. 4.
Instruction will be given by of
ficers of Combat Command "A*
and will include the planning prep
aration dispositions supporting
elements control fire support and
objectives of the assault river
Supply Procedures Exercise
SAGE BRUSH is the subject for
the Octber 13 class which will deal
New York 17. N. X.
with the function of the supply
system of an armored division
with emphasis on modifications as
required by the maneuver.
One week later October 20 of
ficers of Combat Command "B"
will conduct a class on Mobile
Defense to include planning dis
positions reconnaissance coordin
ation between units action of
strong points when attacked coun
terattack plans and fire support
All classes will be held in
theater No. 4 from 3 to 5 p.m.
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Week Set Oct. 9
The Fort Hood fire department
—and military personnel—will ob
serve National Fire Prevention
Week Otober 9-15.
Fire is a friend of all if used
properly but it can be a savage
destroyer when in the hands of
Military personnel paid a total
of $4183.26 during this year be
cause someone was careless with
fire. $286.82 is the price that has
been paid for smoking in bed.
Countless minor injuries have re
sulted and two serious ones.
The Fort Hood Fire department
will give demonstraons to Hood
school children and will partici
pate in the Killeen fire preven
tion parade on October 9.
National Fire Prevention Week
is sponsored each year to remind
everyone that careless use of fire
can lead to dire results. Be care
ful with fire. Don't be a crisp
New Money Order Initiated
For the convenience of clerk and
purchaser alike a new type of
domestic postal money order was
inaugurated at Fort Hood on Sept.
21. The new form eliminates the
requirement of filing out time-con
suming application blanks and
should serve to speed up money
order service to the customer.
In purchasing a money order all
the customer has to do is tell the
clerk the exact amount of money
the order is to represent. He will
then fill in the specified amount
on the order and both stubs. After
the next higher amount in multi
ples of ten is stamped in words
on the order and both studs are
dated and initialed by the clerk
the amount of the order plus the
fee is then collected.
With the post office stub removed
the order then becomes the re
Named 512th CO
Major Wyndham H. Bammer of
Kingsley Iowa has recently taken
command of the 4th Armored Di
vision's 512th Armored Infantry
A wearer of the Purple Heart
and the Bronze Star Medal and
the Combat Infantryman's Badge
the major came to Fort Hood after
attending the Command and Gen
eral Staff College at Fort Leaven
Major Bammer is a 1936 grad
uate of Kingsley high school and
entered the Army in January 1941.
He and his wife Arlene reside
at 907 Valley Road Killeen Texas.
His mother Mrs. Hulda Bammer
lives in Kingsley.
Specialty Res. Officers
Can Get Active Duty
The United States Army is now
seeking Reserve officers who are
qualified in certain military occu
pational specialties for recall to
Reserve officers are needed in
the grade of lieutenant through ma
jor in Artillery and lieutenant
through lieutenant colonel in Chem
ical Ordnance Engineer Signal
and Transportation .Corps.
For further information as to spe
if as a
local United States Army Reserve
"Hey where is that chicken I
ordered an hour ago?"
"It'll be along soon. The cook
hasn't killed it yet sir but he's
getting in some nasty blows."
OPEN UNTIL 9 THURSDAY
By ZELDA DAVIS
The Gilbert and Sullivan oper
ettas are small satiric master
pieces that have long outlived the
object of their satire. They are
charming irreverent reminders of
the Victorian era which took it
self very seriously indeed. The
Post Library has four (4) albums
of Gilbert and Sullivan records.
They are: The Gilbert and Sul
liva/n Overtures by the Boston Pops
Orchestra H.M.S. Pinafore and
Trial by Jury complete and sung
by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Com
pany and The Mikado sung by
the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
and another album of H.M.S. Pin
The composer Arthur Seymour
Sullivan was in his day the un
official composer laureate of Eng
land. He was extremely prolific
but little is left of Sullivan the
serious" composer. Practically
speaking these are one hymn "On
ward Christian Soldies" and a
sponsibility of the purchaser who
completes the rest of the order
by filling in the name of the payee
and the name and address of the
purchaser. The remaining stub is
retained by the purchaser as a re-
"Purchasers of this new type
money order are cautioned to pro
tect the orders until the names
of the payee and purchaser are
entered. Once purchased these
money orders represent actual
cash. If they are lost before be
ing filled in they maybe com
pleted and cashed by anyone find
THE ARMORED SENTINEL FORT HOOD TEXAS
Trends In Reading
song "The Lost Chord." The rest
are museum pieces. Sullivan with
out Gilbert was the creator of a
mass of "Serious" music which
was at its best highly watered
Gilbert was a playwright who au
thored a great many farces a few
of which are still faintly amusing
and pompous Victorian dramas.
By modern standards his plays
are terrible. But Gilbert and Sul
livan together compliment each
other peculairly well. Gilbert was
fatally handicapped as a serious
dramatists by the heavy veil of
Victorian moralism that made it
impossible for him to look at any
completely clear vision. As a com-
paritively irresponsible librettist
he had a chance to give free rein
to the mordant wit that was one
of his greatest gifts. Above all he
had an ideal medium in the ly
rics for his genius for rhyme and
rhythm particularly so as he had
for a collaborator one of the few
English-speaking composers who
has evern shown signs of under
standing the quantities and accents
of the English language. Sullivan
was equally lucky. Given Gilbert's
enchanting lyrics he was under
no obligation to set softy senti
ments music or convey any
weighthy musical message. He
could relax and indulge to the full
est his one treasurable gift that
of creating simple sparkling vo
If you have ever by-passed the
Gilbert and Sullivan operettas as
being of antiquarian interest and
preferred the earthier sophistica
tion of modern music comedy you
may be pleasantly surprised and
refreshed by discovering or re
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