Camp Barkeley News (Camp Barkeley, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, April 24, 1942 Page: 3 of 4
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Friday, April 24, 1942
CAMP BARKELEY NEWS
News Staff For
Pity Poor Adjutant As Fair Sex Starts Running This War At Barkeley Headquarters
Public Relations Bureau of the War Department directs that the American soldier must be pictured as grim and
determined. Captain Armon Bost, Barkeley Adjutant, is doing his best as he demonstrates how he hired a flock of fe-
male typists who are now helping the Camp Command run the war. Left to right (standing) are Mavis Smith, Birdie
Nitzche, both officers’ section; Jane Stephens, miscellaneous; Allene Hardee, Lois Finch, enlisted men’s section; Marie
Paul Rice, officers’ section; Dorothy Davis, miscellaneous; Rachael Aschemann, Dorothy Anderson, publications. Seated:
Mary Nell Morgan, miscellaneous, Captain Bost. Nadine Skiff, publications and Helen Ruth Beckham, file, are not in the
picture. All are under-clerk typists except Miss Beckham, junior clerk, and Miss Stephens, assistant clerk. Four Barkeley
men have wives in the headquarters group—Stf. Sgt. Kenneth H. Skiff, 120th Ordnance Co., Corp. Fred A. Davis,
Service Co., 359th Inf., Privates Lee Rice, 54th Bn, Co. B. MRTCand Don Aschermann, Hqrs, Btry, 915th FA.
Camp Barkeley News joins the
units affected by the vicissitudes
©f war and has had to go in for
a complete change of personnel
this week. Several key men have
been lost from the staff but to
offset unavoidable casualties is the
addition of a new MRTC press sec-
tion which will cover directly the
activities of the realm of Briga-
dier General Roy C. Heflebower.
Staff casualties include the im-
mediate loss of Private Don Rob-
inson, managing editor of the
Camp Barkeley News for all of its
first nine issues, Sergeant George
Tapscott, the staff photographer,
Private Bill Mauldin, cartoonist,
Private Merle Tenenbaum, re-
porter. and Private Marcoim An-
derson, reporter. The first four had
all served on the 45th Division
News prior to changing over to the
Camp Barkeley News. Anderson
was a late-comer, working on Num-
bers 8 and 9 of the Camp Bark-
Mauldin’s cartoon appears this
week and he has promised to con-
tribute work when opportunity and
Acting Managing Editor
Major William B. Ruggles, the
editor and public relations officer,
is under orders to leave but will
remain at Barkeley until a new
PRO arrives. He is acting temp-
orarily as managing editor until a
successor can be named for Don
Remaining with the Camp Bark-
eley News 'from its original stafl
are Technicians Elmer Newman
and Richard Dumit, Private Sam
St. John and Under clerk typist
(civil) Jess Rodgers. Private Bill
Hauenstein, cartoonist, has been
detailed to the public relations of-
fice for work on the newspaper
from Co. B.. 97th QM Bn.
M. R. T. C. Section
MRTC has organized a full-time
press section to cover its area for
the newspaper as well as to handle
direct MRTC news releases and
public relations. This section is
headed by 2nd Lieut. T. L. Sen-
dak, MA, and at present has asso-
ciated with it four privates from
the headquarters detachment,
MRTC: Homer Ferguson, who has
previously covered center activities,
James Moses, (University of Wis-
consin school of journalism grad-
uate). Howell R. Smith, and Bren-
don Connelly, both experienced
newspaper reporters. The 90th Di-
vision will be covered by the News
staff and T-O.
The current issue of the-Camp
Barkeley News is the first issued
by the new staff.
No replacement has been ob-
tained as yet for the staff photog-
rapher as substitution involves not
only personnel but equipment and
Many Changes In
Changes were rife in the area
of Co. B., 97th QM Bn. in the past
week. The company furnished a
permanent cadre for a new bakery
unit and under the leadership of
Lieut. Joseph Zoller, the little
group was transferred out. Two
new second lieutenants reported to
the company Sunday, Richard O.
Schindler and Walter n. Black-
burn. Lieutenant Blackburn, Cin-
cinnati, Ohio, was assigned here
from the Cooks’ and Bakers'
School at Ft. Sam Houston.
Twenty-two promotions were an-
nounced in the enlisted ranks to
the grade indicated: First Sergeant
Rex B. Wolfe, Watauga, Tenn.,
Staff Sergeants Clarence H. Blew,
Jr., Reading, Pa., Francis L. Bortz,
Esterly, Pa., Lonnie R. Cavanaugh,
Cooper, Tex., Loyd S. Gramling,
Pinetta, Fla., Thomas D. House,
Columbus, Mo., John Persinotti,
Terrington, Conn.; Sergeants
Charles W. Miller, Altoona, Pa„
Merrill W. Campbell, Durant,
Okla., James L. Johnston, Dubois,
Pa., William E. Defontes, Balti-
more, Md.; Corporals William A.
Arlet, Pittsburgh, Pa., Edgar H.
Beaver, Westminster, Mo., Carl F.
Berlinger, Philadelphia, Pa., Edwin
F. Crudden, Philadelphia, Pa., John
Davis, Duryea, Pa., Henry C. Huber,
Oil City, Pa., Alan C. Kistler,’
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Harry Helnick,
Pittsburgh, Pa., Martin L. Stroe-
mer, Baltimore, Md., Joseph R.
Webb, Crabtree, Pa., Gerald D.
Win go, Springfield, Mo.
Too Much Rank
Too Few Bucks
Too Much Work
Seventy five men in a com-
pany, all with ratings of cor-
poral or higher, may seem like
Utopia to the average “yard-
bird.” Members of Hq. Co., 610th
T. D. bn., know different.
With no privates around to
handle such menial tasks as
guard, K. P. and police details,
Sst Sgt. John Thomas last week
was forced to assign three staff
sergeants, Fred Powell, Calvin
Higgins and Stephen Bailes, to
the kitchen where they took
charge of the pots and pans. St.
Sgt. Dee Pinkerton was stuck
on guard duty and St. Sgt. Fred
Thompson was ordered to po-
lice the area.
Camp's Just Three
Hours From Camp
Sgt. Bill Wertz, Las Vegas, Q. M.
Det., 1851st S. U., doesn’t mind how
long he has to wait in line for a
bus but does object to the length
of time it required him to make
the trip from Abilene to his com-
Three hours after he boarded a
bus Sergeant Wertz landed at the
At 11:30 at night he boarded a
bus behind Techn. Danny Chavez,
a tentmate. Chavez paid the fare
for both but M. P.’s decided the
presence of Wertz on the crowded
vehicle was one soldier too many.
Wertz had to get off.
Some time later another. bus ar-
rived and Wertz made a second at-
tempt. This time he was success-
ful and found such a comfortable
seat he fell asleep. He slept through
his outfit's bus stop.
After making an entire tour of
camp, Wertz was informed by the
driver that he was at the end of
the line—the Pershing Drive en-
Soon—but not very soon—an-
other bus approached and Wertz
hopped on. He finally arrived at
his destination three hours after
he boarded that first bus behind
Companymate Chavez who, by the
time Wertz returned, was sound
Gunners After Bars
Three members of 45th Div. Arty.
Hq. Btry., have gone to Fort Sill,
Okla., to attend the officers can-
didate course of the Field Artillery
School. They are Mr. Sgts. Luther
E. Nelson, Oklahoma City, and
Richard A. Clark, Oklahoma City,
and St. Sgt. Joseph J. Cavendar,
Get Those Khaki's,
Scheduled May 1
Soldiers of Camp Barkeley can
begin locating suitable storage
spaces for winter uniforms within
the next few days as the date for
transferring from olive drab ap-
parel into summer khaki has been
tentatively set for May 1, Capt.
Armon Bost, camp adjutant, an-
Weather conditions, however have
considerable part in the date set
for transfer, Capt. Bost pointed
out. Continued cool weather could
cause the present transfer date to
be moved up several days .In the.
other case, unusually hot weather
befox-e May 1 probably would cre-
ate an earlier change in plans.
Service Caps Out
Khaki shirts, trousers, ties and
garrison caps will be worn after
drill. houi’s, unless otherwise order-
ed. Khaki service caps, on sale in
several downtown stores, are not
authorized either during or after
drill hours. Garrison caps, consid-
ered regulation, were foimerly
known as overseas caps.
Uniforms for drill or tactical
use will be prescribed by divi-
sion, regimental or separate un-
it commanders under whom the
drill or training is being conduct-
Regulation summer uniform will
be worn at all times, even while on
furlough. The only exception in
the order is that men may wear
clothes of their choice while in
their own homes except in the case
of two or more guests. In that in-
stance, regulation uniform will be
A lightweight khaki blouse, con-
structed for use with summer uni-
forms, has been authorized for op-
tional use by officers, it was an-
nounced by the War Department.
Of the same design as the white
dress coat, the coat is a single-
breasted article and is to be worn
without a belt. When worn, it is
stipulated that the uniform trousers
must be made of the same material
as the coat.
Ooi-poral Walter Chappell, Oo.
“A”, 55th Bn., MRTC can furnish
plenty of witnesses to the fact that
he is an accomplished musican.
Thursday night Corporal Chappell
attracted quite a group of officers
and enlisted men whe nhe “gave
out” with “Dinah,” “Deep in The
Heart of Texas,” and other popular
songs on an army bugle, which is
Buck to Looey
In T wo Months
Pvt. Stanley M. Harris, Co.
“E,” 55th Bn., MRTC, after only
two months in the army will be
discharged this week and immedi-
ately sworn into the Dental Corps
as a first lieutenant.
Inducted at Camp Grant, Harris
will return to Camp Grant for ac-
tive duty as soon as he receives
Harris, a graduate of th«* Chi-
cago College of Dental Surgery,
had maintained his own practice
in Chicago for ten and one-half
years before his induction into the
In Varied Fields
Ten members of Hq. Btry., 171st
F. A. Bn., have been ordered to
report to various officer candidate
and air corps training schools.
Six will take air corps studies.
They axe: Sgt. G. V. Munsey,
Sperry, Okla.; Pvt. Roy G. Schott
and Pvt. Wilfred Hupy of Detroit,
Mich.; Pvt. Edwai'd Lott, Nicholls,
Ga.; Pvt. Chad Higgins, Tulsa,
Okla., and Pvt. William I. Brogden,
To attend the field artillery
school at Fort Sill, Okla., are the
following men: Corp. William
Grimshaw, Tulsa, and St. Sgt. Rob-
ert Sarrett, Ada, Okla.
Private 1st Cl. James W. Dor-
ough, Weatherford, Okla., and Pvt.
John J. Prior, San Francisco,
Calif., are infantry school candi-
No Fairy Story
This One Is True
It may be hard to believe but
several men in Btry. C, 202 F. A.,
are doing weekend guard duty
These men, in order to attend
non-commissioned officers school
which meets in the evening, agreed
to do the guard duty they would
draw during the week on weekends,
acoerding to Pvt. Acie Fox, Okla.
Second Lieutenants in addition
to being expendible, are numerous.
The 45th Division last week added
seven from the infantry replace-
ment training center at Camp
Roberts, Cal. Those arriving and
rheir assignments are: Robert L.
Wilson and Paul C. Rawdon to
179th Inf.; Harry S. Renz, William
H. Shuler, William H. Whitman
and William T. Kelly, all to 180th
Inf.; William P. Galvin to 157th
But Loses Pair
Miss Ruby Duff, of Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, joined the staff
at the Station hospital this week.
Miss Duff is a graduate of the
Oklahoma City State University
and Children’s Hospital.
Another newcomer at the hos-
pital is Miss Marie Gogolin. Miss
Gogolin, whose home is in Bren-
ham, Texas, is a graduate of the
Providence Sanitarium, Waco, Tex.
Miss Elizabeth Walter of Pueblo,
Coloxado, is the latest to join the
Nux-se Corps. Miss Walters train-
ed at the Bethel General Hospital,
Coloxado Spx’ings, Colorado.
Some people really get the breaks
and tough oxies at that. At least
Miss Anne Crane will vouch for
that. After a solid month of night
duty Miss Crane had planned a 10
day leave, but at the eleventh
hour discovered that she developed
measles. After spending some time
in the hospital as a patient, she
finally left on the long awaited
leave. On the day she returned
for duty Miss Crane again broke
out with measles, and is now
spending her time again as a
Miss Ella Pre Ely left Sunday
on a 15 day leave. Miss Ely is
first visiting Seagi-aves, Texas, axxd
will then go to Carlsbad Caverns,
Miss Rachel Kiser reutrned to
duty Monday after being released
fi'om William Beaumont Hospital
where she had been a patient for
the past two months.
Miss Margaret O’Neil, who has
been a dietician at the Station
Hospital for the past year, resign-
ed last week and has returned to
her home in Des Moines, Iow&.
Lt. HELEN E. COSMAu
Is On the Way
A new hostess insignia, designed
by the government as the official
marker for all Service club host-
esses throughout the country, will
be delivered to Camp Barkeley club
employees within the next few
weeks, it was announced today.
Delay in delivery so far has been
caused by lack of a priority rating
for the material needed in tire
insignia. Service club hostesses at
Barkeley are Mrs. Byrd G. Wfcar,
senior hostess, and Miss Louise
Carleton, cafeteria hostess.
A junior hostess to replace Miss
Jo Pinson, Sweetwater, will arrive
shortly, according to Major Bert
DaVolt, camp S-2 and S-3.
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