Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, May 31, 1968 Page: 4 of 20
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Published la the interest of the military and civilian personnel at Ft Hood
Texas every Friday by the Community Enterprises Inc. Temple Texas.
Policies and statements reflected in the news and editorial columns represent
news 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 ol Defense of the products or serv
ices advertised. All news matter for publication should be sent to the PubHc In
formation Office. Armored Sentinel. Fort Hood Texas 76544. Telephone OV5-3410.
This is not an official army newspaper. However this publication receives Armed
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rightedAFNB material without written permission from AFNB.
Advertising copy should be sent to:Business Office P. O. 868 Temple Texas
or Business Office 204 West Ave. B Killeen Texas. Subscription off post $3.00
per year $1.00 for three months. Distribution on post free.
All pictures are United States Army Signal Corps photographs. Unless otherwise
noted the publication of these is not restricted weep: in cases invoMng repub11^
tion for advertising purpose at which time permission of the Department 01 roe
Army must be obtained.
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Get That Litter
"Litter" might be called the early stage of garbage.
And the garbage explosion in the United States is dwarf
ing our population growth. While the population has
gone up 50 per cent since 1950 the amount of solid waste
in America has increased by 60 per cent.
"Litter" might be confused with being little pieces
of trash. It isn't. Anything from cars being worked on
with their parts strewn around to cigarette butts to the
non-returnable tin cans and bottles can be called litter.
As the litter increases so do our problems of maintaining
the natural beauty which has been a historical part of
The problems do not exist only in this country. In
an international survey on litter by "Keep America Beau
tiful Inc." it was found that all 12 countries interviewed
have a growing litter and waste problem. The basic rea
son: the rising standard of living and the associated growth
of disposable packaging. Other reasons include growth of
tourists lack of civic pride and the communication ex
plosion with wider distribution of papers and magazines.
While some blame can be placed upon visitors and
outsiders to a community most of tHe fault lies with the
local residents. And it was found in the survey that men
litter worse than women by a 5-3 margin. There were
suggestions that children who .tend to follow mother's
example could be taught anti-littering habits with spec
ial school programs.
Of all the countries surveyed America proved to
have the worst litterbugs. Campaigns to bring the prob
lem of littering to public attention appear periodically
throughout the country and run for an indefinite time.
Such a program will begin at Ft. Hood in June but it
will be a continuing effort and one that demands coopera
tion from all personnel on post.
Litter at Ft. Hood will never reach the garbage
stage. But there is little point in having campaigns to
prevent "litter" itself without the help of everyone in
volved. So join the anti-litter campaign and keep it going
there may be litter problems in the rest of the world
but they don't hkave to be at Ft. Hood.
Warm Weather Warning
All of us have plans for a summer vacation. And
nine times out of 10 an automobile figures in these plans.
For the majority vacations will be remembered as
pleasant ones. But for some grief pain and even death
Warm weather bright sun and dry roads all com
bine to make good drivers relax after the rigors of winter.
The tendency of the average driver is to think summer
roads are safe. This is of course an inaccurate impression
an impression that often leads to trouble.
Many circumstances contribute to a single traffic
accident but improper driving is involved in nearly every
The National Safety Council says speed too fast for
road conditions is most often a factor in fatal accidents.
In some accidents speed and failure to yield the right-of-
way cause accidents as well as driver error and inattention
These factors along with drinking-and-driving con
tribute to nearly three-fourths of all fatal accidents and
to half of injury accidents the Safety Council points out.
Statistics can be boring. But statistics don't lie. So
this summer stay with the majority the living and
healthy ones who had a happy vacation and a safe one
by using their heads for intelligent driving instead of
a windshield ramrod. (AFPS)
A Priceless Gem
Dictators fear it visionaries dream of it women
have marched for it dedicated men have died for it ado
lescents yearn for it and informed adults exercise it cor
rupt individuals seek to control it honorable men respect
It is your vote.
It is a priceless heritage that has spread the shining
light of freedom and self-respect to the far corners of the
earth. It is man's unquenchable thirst to control his des
tiny by having a voice in the affairs of his government.
It has helped build this country from a small group
of states clustered along the Atlantic Ocean to the most
powerful Nation in the world today.
The free vote of the individual has proven that our
form of government can and does work that a nation
can be governed by the will of the majority while still
respecting the rights of all other individuals and groups.
The right to vote is stained with the blood of mil
lions who have fought to gain it and died defending it.
It is your right and responsibility it's not to be
It is your way to guarantee a free responsive and
enduring America. (AFPS)
17' N' Y"
By NIKI SABLAN
For personnel taking over
command information programs
in their units there is a DA
pamphlet which may be of
as is an in an in a
uderstanding the command in
formation effort. It is "Officer's
Call" DA Pam 360-300. Dif
ferent methods of presentation
are discussed and explanations
are given as to why this internal
Army information program is
essential to today's service-
Two other Hqs pamphlets
being distributed this week are
"Marijuana...The Problems of
Today" Pam 360-39 and "Your
Vote Counts" which will arrive
in the units later this week.
The second deals with the pro
cedure of casting ballots by
The Civil Service Commission
has eased the way for civil
servants who are dependents of
servicemen to accompany those
servicemen to new duty stations
without disrupting their civilian
careers. Initially begun by the
Department of Defense the
policy grants 90 days' leave
without pay to employes who
have completed less than three
a of iv an
Otherwise a break in service
of more than 30 days would
require the employe to begin
anew the three years of service
required for career tenure
Ninety days should make it
possible for most employes to
work out transfers or obtain
re-employment without breaks
of more than 30 days the Com
mission said. However granting
of leave with or without pay
is an agency prerogative.
a living tradition in furniture
Sat. and Weekdays—8-6
Mon. & Thurs. 8-9
1bP/_weRe ARE MY ULC6R PIU.S.?.Hek TRADeD MY TgepAGAIN//
Among the common re
quirements are the necessity to
file a formal request in the
appropriate court written con
sent from th child's natural
parent or guardian and if the
child is over a certain age
See the new Salonne tables and other famous HERITAGE
collections in our galleries. Enjoy the esthetics and function of
authoritative design and craftsmanship.
THE ARMORED SENTINEL FORT HOOD TEXAS
The Law And You
By CAPT. CHARLES BLEIL
Sometimes a couple will raise
a relative or step-child as their
own without bothering to legally
adopt the child.
Such an informal arrangement
can be harmful for the child
legally speaking and may result
in a confusing situation. For
example without a will the
child will not inherit the pro
perty of the people with whom
he has been living. If he has
used the name of those people
he may have to use a new
name (his real name) when he
enters college or the military
To adopt a child legally
persons must comply with the
laws of the state in which they
are living. These laws are dif
ferent in each state but there
are certain common re
(usually about 14) the child
may be required to give his
The court must be satisfied
as to the moral character of
the adoptive parents their abili
ty to support the child and
the mental and physical con-|
dition of all concerned. In ad
dition the court must determine
that the adoption is in the best
interests of all concerned.
When the formal request is
granted the child assumes the
new parents' name and by law
becomes their heir just as if
he or she were a natural child.
In addition the child is now
legally entitled to support from
the new parents.
The adoption laws are stricly
enforced. The courts will not
recognize any arrangement
other than a formal court order.
Many children who have been
raised by loving well-meaning
foster parents are deprived of
an inheritance simply because
the adoptive parents did not
legally adopt the child. If you|
are concerned about an adop
tion see an attorney or yourj
legal assistance officer.
FLY HOOD AIRLINES
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Several Scheduled Flights
Per Day. For Information
Charter Service Available
Main Airline Ticket Office
Chief 36 Dies Quietly
Special To THE SENTINEL
Chief the last U. S. Cavalry
horse died quietly in his stable
at the Ft. Riley Riding Club
He will be buried with
military honors Saturday near
the Old Trooper monument on
the installation's cavalry parade
The fort veterinarian said the
old horse had been "failing for
several weeks." Death was at
tributed to age. He was 36.
Chief was foaled in 1932 and
at the age of eight was purchas
ed by the Army for $163 at
Ft. Robinson Neb. He came
to Ft. Riley in April 1941 and
remained on the post until his
Initially he was assigned to
the 10th Cav. and later with
the 9th Cav. School remaining
at the school until his retire
ment in 1949.
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