Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, May 29, 1959 Page: 12 of 16
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A HELPING HAND—A T-88 Recovery vehicle (right) is on hand
to demonstrate its retrieving ability by lifting an Army Person
nel Carrier out of the water at Aberdeen Proving Ground Md.
Division Trains Has Wac Visit
For reasons which no one
seems quite clear about the WAC
Company at Fort Hood had nev
er been invited to tour one of
male units here.
However this contretemps was
Get For A
and a host of
DAILY and SUNDAY
at Fort Hood
corrected last week when the
Wacs visited the four units com
prising 2d Armored Division
Trains by invitation of Col. Wil
liam L. Wells Division Trains
sized units the Wacs toured
were the 142nd Signal Bat
talion the 124th Ordnance
Battalion the 2d Quartermas
ter Battalion and the 48th
The tour began with an orien
tation at Division Trains after
which the Wacs were divided in
to four groups each to visit one
of the four units.
A typical tour of an individual
battalion was that of the 142d
The Wacs were guided around
the battalion area by 142d Signal
personnel. The workings and
daily procedure of each depart
ment of the battalion was then
explained by the man in charge
of the department.
After the tour the Wacs. join
ed the men of the 142(1 for
dinner in the company mess
The tour was mutally reward
ing. One of the Wacs stated:
"Even after living on an Army
post for over a year I was sur
prised to discover how little I
really knew about units other
than the WAC Company here at
Fort Hood. This has certainly
been an informative experience."
The men seemed to enjoy hav
ing the Wacs as visitors. It was
suggested that these tours be
given the Wacs annually.
SAN FRANCISCO Calif.
Three Iranian male nurses are
currently learning the know-how
of building and fitting prosthetic
vi in an in iv
period with the limb and brace
shop at Letterman Army Hospi
Warrant officers in the Iranian
army Mohsen Memar-Nejad Ali
Akbar Pelaseyed and Asadolla
Pasdar-Shirazi are spending their
a in at on an
evenings in study as they "bone
up" on artificial limbs and other
prosthetic devices. In addition
each is building an artificial limb
for practical experience.
The nurses who say that con
struction of artificial linbs is un
known in Iran hope to continue
this type of work and pass on
their training to others.
The editor of a newspaper
caught a typographical error that
could have led him into Dante's
Inferno. The story read that the
board of trustees of the town had
resigned in a body "because their
cuties had been taken over by the
County School Board."
"John You can
drive the Renault
I'll take the big
car. Please come
Sports Car Center
Army Studies New Ways
Of Spotting Vehicle Ills
Washington (AFPS) —The Ar
my is studying ways to spot
tanks and motor vehicle ills
through missile-age techniques.
This new automatic checkout
would analyze all parts of a ve
hicle including ignition engine
drive and other components
through electronic inspection.
Col. Johne E. Harbert Army
Ordnance Maintenance Chief told
newsmen here the theory for the
new system grew out of check
outs for- missile systems and calls
for a digital computer which
would receive information from
transducers —perhaps small mi
crophones or jstethoscopes—at
tached to the various compon
Information received would be
matched against predetermined
standards and tolerances provid
ing an accurate basis for judg
ing the condition of vehicles.
He said the system would
save tremendous amounts of
money and that he could fore
see the time when the inspec
tion of a vehicle would be cut
by 50 per cent.
The colonel gave as an exam
pie the inspection of a tank trans
mission. Currently he said by
manual labor it takes 70 hours
for an inspection. Under the pro
posed electronics method the
time would be cut to 20 hours.
In addition to locating actual
disorders and potential trouble
spots the Army said regularly
Sponsors Picnic June 7
A picnic sponsored by the office
of the Jewish Chaplain will be
held Sunday June 7. The picnic
will begin at 1:00 p. m. at Pic
nic Area 2. Refreshments will
All Jewish personnel are urged
scheduled— but sometimes unnec-
cessary— maintenance and serv
icing could be eliminated if the
system proves workable.
Col. Harbert also envisioned the
time when "suitcase" size testing
units could work with combat
troops in forward areas.
The Army Ordnance Corps at
Frankford Arsenal in Philadel
phia is conducting the study.
First Flag Flown
By Ship At Pole
GROTON Conn. (AEPS)—The
world's only museum dedicated
to submarine history the Sub
marine Library of the General
am or E a
Division—has received the first
flag flown by a ship at the North
The flag is the Stars and
Stripes which flew from the
No. 1 periscope of the nuclear
submarine Skate when it surf
aced at the Pole on March 17.
Said Skate's shipper Cmdr.
James F. Calvert during the
"There is no place more fit
ting for this flag than the
Calling the library a place
which "reflects the accomplish
ments of the Navy's submarine
force" Cmdr. Calvert said the
flag was flown with those of Au
stralia and the United Kingdom
during memorial services at the
Pole for the late Arctic explorer
Sir Hubert Wilkins.
Sir Hubert who died last De
cember had asked that his ashes
be scattered to the Polar winds
a request that was carried out
by the Skate.
Cool Approach To The Heat
Stay Alert Busy Cheerful
"Summer Is Icumen In"—so goes the old English folk song.
But does it have to mean that when summer comes in military
neatness goes out the window?
Many servicemen have spent time in the tropics. They know
the effects of humid heat on clothing leather and metal accessor
ies. Only by constant attention to small details and painstaking
maintenance of an adequate supply of uniforms can a mankeep
himself looking sharp. And as any traveler can testify our tropical
forces around the world rate a big "E" for appearance.
That E could also stand for Energy. The best defense against
sultry "dog days" heat is a brisk mental attitude. Mark Twain
wasn't right after all when he said that everybody talks about the
weather but nobody does anything about it. You can do something.
You can keep alert and cheerful. You can keep yourself occupied.
The best proof of this is a visit to any mliitary installation
on a blazing hot day. You'll see people drooping and sagging
and wilting with lackluster eyes and listless speech. You'll
also see people looking crisp and bright as they go about their
duties without a slouch.
Give it a try in the months ahead. It may be midsummer but I
keep the spring in your walk the snap in your salute the press in
your trousers. (AFPS).
AF Transport Is Modified
To Carry Launch Drones
Atlanta Ga. (AFPS) A C-
130A transport with jet drone tar
gets nestled under its wings has
made a successful first flight
from Dobbins AFB near here in
The aircraft was being tested
for its ability to launch realistic
targets for support of research
development operational evalu
ation and aircrew training of the
Air Force's air defense weapon
The drone launcher-director
called GC-130A is one of two
Lockheed C-130 Hercules prop-
jets being modified at Lockheed's
Marietta Ga. division for the
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The planes once modifica-
tions are complete will be
able to release jet-propelled
drone targets high in the sky
to test the capabilities of the
nation's air defense system
under actual operational con
The GC-130A can carry and
launch twice as many drone tar
gets as present drone-carrying!
aircraft. The modified Hercules
will be able to release the drones
as free flying targets at altitudes
up to 30000 feet. Present drone
launchers work with a 15000-1
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Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, May 29, 1959, newspaper, May 29, 1959; Temple, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth254585/m1/12/?q=12th%20Armored%20Memorial%20Museum: accessed April 3, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Casey Memorial Library.