Camp Barkeley News (Camp Barkeley, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, June 2, 1944 Page: 4 of 8

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Friday, June 2, 1944
This picture, taken at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,
shows the 10 Camp Barkeley officers who are
enrolled in the 18th General Staff Class at the
Command and General Staff School. This is the
largest representation that are permanently as-
signed to any one Camp.
The 18th General Staff Class is composed of
four sections: general, service, air and zone of
interior. It consists of 10 weeks of concentrated
study of tactics and logistics and their application
in the present campaigns. The 18th General Staff
Class will graduate on June 8 after which all of-
ficers are to return to their proper stations.
The men in the picture are (back row, left to
right) Major George A. Held, MC, ASFTC; Lt.
Col. Robert C. Bahr, FA, 12th Armd Div.; Capt.
Paul J. Youngdale, QMC, Station Complement;
Lt. Col. John A. Joyce, QMC, 12th Armd Div.;
Lt. Col. Silas E. Decker, Chaplain, 12th Armd Div.
Front row, left to right, Lt. Col. Armon H. Bost,
Inf., Station Complement; Lt. Col. Richard G.
Rapp, Inf., Fourth Army; Major Lawrence H.
Meyer, Inf., 12th A. D.; Major A. I. Davenport,
Cav., 778th Tk. Bn.; and Major John E. Noland,
G. S. C., 12th A. D.
lanes Program
For Patients Is
Full and Varied
Another week of fine entertain-
ment has been planned for patients
at Sta. Hosp. by Miss Jane Charles-
worth, Red Cross Recreation Direc-
tor. All patients are invited to visit
the Red Cross recreation center and
enjoy movies, games, musical pro-
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2:30 with a repeat performance to-
night at 6.
Saturday’s program features a big
Bingo party. If Saturday is your
lucky day, be sure to attend and
perhaps you will drag down, one
of the grand prizes.
The building will be closed on
Sunday until noon but on Sunday
afternoon the Gray Ladies will
serve refreshments from 2 till 5.
Then too, there will be the usual
Music Appreciation Hour from 2:30
to 4.
On Monday the movie, “Hands
Across the Boraer,” will be shown
at 2:30 and again at 6 in the eve-
ning. Tuesday’s double feature
will consist of a ping-pong tourna-
ment and a GI talent show. Off
times are 2:30 for the former and
7 for the later.
The Baker Dance Studio will pre-
7, x iiursday at 2:30
the Sta. Hosp. orchestra will pre-
sent its swing shift.
Last Monday movies were shown
and on Tuesday the Sta. Hosp. or-
chestra presented a special Mem-
orial Day program. A card party
was the feature of Wednesday’s
program and on Thursday quiet
games were played.
Topper l
Men of Co. C, 65th Med. Tng. Bn.,
declared, that their company party
Tuesday topped all other parties
ever held in ASFTC. Late in the
afternoon after completing a full
day of training the entire company
boarded three chartered buses and
headed for Abilene State Park.
Once at the park the men really
took advantage of some real grass
and shade trees. And of course,
the park swimming pool was mighty
attractive. Many men went for a
dip, others played softball, while
others just lounged about. At 7
o’clock they dived into a first class
picnic supper of potato salad, po-
tato chips, hot dogs, pickles, olives
and soft drinks, all prepared by the
company mess personnel.
—Photo by U. S. Army Signal Corps
A Bright Star on the Surrealistic Horizon.
The Army needs more WAC’s.
Battlefronts! 4174th QM Men Keep Informed
A well-trained soldier also is a well-informed
soldier. To follow that premise the 4174th QM
Depot Co. of the 168th QM Bn. has gone all out
in that effort. A section of the company day
room has been converted into an Orientation Cen-
ter full of interesting material covering phases of
the orientation program. The “course of the war”
is vividly displayed, items on our allies and our
enemies are presented in an interesting manner.
The orientation boards constructed and main-
tained by M-Sgt. Arthur Lusk and Pvt. William
. —Photo by U. S. Army Signal Corps
Levin are a work of art. Private Levin is shown
in the picture above.
The company has been commended for an ex-
cellent job by Major R. L. Snyder CO of the 168th
QM Bn. The beauty of the board is in its sim-
plicity and its power of self explanation. The
leaders from the news clippings to the battle fronts
bring home the world situation at a glance. An-
other interesting feature of the center is the D
Day prediction chart. A $5 prize has been offered
to the man coming closest to predicting D Day.
At least six artists of ASFTC will l formerly of the ASFTC Art Depart-
' ment who is now connected with
center training. Taylor will display
four landscape paintings done in
oil. Miller has selected the ASFTC
bivouac area as the setting for his
principal contribution. Produced in
water color, the painting depicts
two medical department''"soldiers
evacuating a fallen comrade by lit-
ter across a narrow foot bridge.
S-Sgt. Lamartine Le Goullon, also
of the ASFTC Art Department, who
recently conducted a one-man show
at the Abilene Museum of Art, will
exhibit some of the same paintings
that appeared in the Abilene show
and has added some new ones. All
of his work is done in water color
and are of landscape and include
many familiar scenes of Camp and
Another artist who will be repre-
sented is Pvt. Manuel Gonzales, a
trainee of Co. B, 62d Med. Tng. Bn.
He is exhibiting a pastel portrait.
The pieces of art will be displayed
on both floors of the Service Club
auditorium. Several oils will be
hung about the desk of the hostess,
located on the ground floor in the
northeast corner of the building.
All other paintings will be displayed
above the writing desks and in the
spaces between windows on the sec-
ond floor.
be represented in the ASFTC art
exhibit which is scheduled to open
at Service Club No. 2 next Sunday.
The exhibition, arranged by Lt.
Robert W. Brown, who will be rep-
resented by some of his own paint-
ings, is being placed on display by
Mrs. Golda L. Harris, recreational
hostess of the club. It will include
many of the paintings which Lieu-
tenant Brown is planning to place
on tour later this month in several
large cities of the southwest.
Pvt. Salvador DeRegil, prominent
Mexican surrealistic artist who is
pictured with some of his paintings
in the above photo, will have at
least three and possibly four pieces
of his work on display. They will
include a portrait done in oily cray-
on; two pastel cartoons depicting
Army life and the large painting in
oil, of a lone American soldier on an
Aleutian isle.
DeRegil has had no formal art
training and began painting reli-
gious subjects as a child in Mexico.
In 1941 he exhibited at the Julien
Levey art gallery in New York and
was declared one of the “brightest
stars on the surrealistic horizon.”
Other contributors will be Pfc.
Raymond Taylor of the ASFTC Art
Department and Pfc. Ted Miller.
Free Air Mail For Soldier Vote Applications
By Camp Newspaper Service
G.I.’s who are going to vote in
the presidential elections this fall
may get some of the information
they need on absentee balloting by
reading WD Circular 155, just is-
sued by the War Department.
This circular recommends dis-
tinctive markings on postcard ap-
plications for absentee ballots to
servicemen and back again to their
home states. The purpose of this
recommendation is to enable bal-
lot applications to be sent by free
air mail.
These new markings already are
being printed on the new postcard
applications and on the ballot en-
velopes which the War Ballot Com-
mission has ordered for distribution
to the Army, Navy and War Ship-
ping Administration. It may be
several months before these new
forms are available, however.
Many states are sending out bal-
lots on their own hook complete
with envelop^ that do not bear
these new official markings and
many soldiers are still applying for
ballots with the old-style postcards
(WD AGO Form 560) which do not
bear the air mail markings either.
Soldiers are urged to mark these
old style postcards and envelopes
in the following manner:
“Free of Postage Including Air
Mail (War Ballot).”
Then draw two heavy horizontal
lines above the address and print
between these lines the following:
“Official Election War Ballot—
Via Air Mail.”
If you neglect to mark the post-
cards and envelopes plainly to let
the post office know they are bal-
lot mail, they may get buried in the
regular mail and arrive too late to
enable you to get your ballot back
in time to vote.
Oh, Nurse!
A picnic for servicemen and stu-
dent nurses from Hendrick Memo-
rial hospital is planned by the
Fifth Street USO club for Sunday
afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Abi-
lene State Park.
The number of reservations that
may be made is limited so ’phone
yours in early. Cost of transpor-
tation to the park will be shared
by the picknickers. Betty Perkins
is chairman of hostesses from the
“I’m Brave Hawk,” said the In-
dian chief, introducing himself to a
“This is my son, Fighting Bird.”
“And here” he addecl, “is my
grandson, Four-Engined Bomber.”

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