Camp Barkeley News (Camp Barkeley, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, July 21, 1944 Page: 4 of 8
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CAMP BARKELEY NEWS
Friday, July 21, 1944
What Are Your Post War Plans?
A Touch Of Texas At ServiceClub!
—Photo by U. S. Army Signal Corps*
When Hardin-Simmons Cowgirls entertained soldiers at Service Club No. 1, they had the support of
a couple of men from Camp (the lucky jokers). In the picture are Nancy Cunningham, Mary Nell Waller,
Patty Perkins, Pfc. N. B. Leamas, Pvt. Mickey? Klarnet, Catherine Higdon and Mary Ella Wathmell. The
wolf in our office howled: “Gimme Texas, brudder, gimme Texas!”
Ft. Worth and 12th
Will Meet Saturday
The 12th Armd Div. and the Port
Worth Army Air Field, two of the
favored teams entered in the state
semi-pro baseball tournament, will
meet in the second game of the
tourney tomorrow evening at Katy
Park in Waco, Texas.
Win or lose, the Hellcats will play
two games over the weekend, the
second game to be Sunday after-
noon. The club will leave early
enough today to reach Waco in
time to work out on the diamond
where the tourney will be held.
Sgt. Eddie Yount, team mana-
ger, has announced that Capt. Tom
Kelley, speed ball artist of the 12th.
will pitch against the Flyers in the
Saturday night tilt. Captain Kel-
ley had planned to go on leave this
weekend but has decided to stay
over for the semi-pro play.
With almost a full week of prac-
tice under their belts since return-
ing from the two week field prob-
lems the Hellcats are back in good
condition, according to Manager
The Hellcats and the Flyers have
met in three games so far this sea-
son and the 12th has come out
on top in all three, Cpl. Matty
Matulis winning two from them
and T-5 Walter Lanfranconi the
other. In the three games the Hell-
cats piled up a total of 26 runs
against the Flyers 7.
Lanfranconi will be unable to
hurl this week due to an ailing arm.
but will be on first base for the
opening game. Matulis will pitch
the Sunday game.
G. 1/s Liked These Cut-Ups!
They say that Linda Darnell has puh-lenty when it comes to
glamor and she displays some of it in this pix which wasn’t snapped
by our staff photographer although the guy wishes he could have
been there. Our photographer is no Seetion VIII!
In IAAF Tourney
The TAAF boxing tournament to
be held in Abilene August 3, 4 and
5 might well be called the tourna-
ment of champions. With the Gol-
den Gloves national middleweight
champ, the 1944 winner of the Gol-
den Glove Joe Louis award and
many other state champions com-
ing in, the big show will have the
Ingenious Chaplain Turns Hutment Into A Chapel
cream of the nation’s simon-pure
Cpl. Dick Young, Golden Glove
middleweight national champion,
will lead a strong team into the
tourney from the 12th Armd Div.
According to Dick, the boys may
not have too much time to get into
shape, but will train in the even-
ings in order to make the team.
With this kind of spirit, the 12th
team should be right at the top
at the finish of the big show.
Among the many GI entries re-
ceived during the past week was
that of Reagon Kinney, winner of
the Joe Louis award in the 1944
Golden Glove at Chicago.
The award goes annually to the
outstanding amateur in the nation-
al tournament. The hard-hitting
heavyweight scored an impressive
victory over the east’s top heavy
in the intra-city matches.
According to Young, Who fought
with him on the Chicago team, Kin-
ney is a top-notch slugger and his
leather slinging style is always a
crowd-pleaser. He isn’t a big boy,
as heavyweights go, but has plen-
ty of class and speed.
From Ft. Worth will come a
strong team .made up of some of
the boxers of the state and form-
er champions from the Golden
Gloves ranks. A tournament with
over 100 fighters participating is
in progress there now to decide
Thirteen Army camps and air
bases have already entered the tour-
nament and Director Ray Crowell
expects the number to grow to
around 20 before the show gets un-
The tournament is being spon-
sored by the Abilene Chamber of
—Phcto by U. S. Army Signal Corps
GI blankets, old boxes and plenty of hard work converted this hutment into a pleasing little chapel
for inen in ASFTC units. Chaplain Don M. Westbrook turned the trick.
YTSING only a few GI blankets, some old crates,
U altar furnishings supplied for carrying on religious
services in the Army, a good deal of ingenuity and
more hard work, Chaplain Don M. Westbrook, attach-
ed to ASFTC on temporary duty, has converted a bare
hutment into an attractive and practical chapel for
men of the 72d and 73d Med. Tng. Bns.
Serving with the 73d Bn., Chaplain Westbrook first
had the idea of constructing an attractive-“chapel” in
the battalion area several weeks ago because therp are
no regular chapels close by, he said.
Services have been held each week for the
men in an empty classroom. But Chaplain West-
brook obtained permission to work with an empty
hut behind the 73d headquarters office, and within
a short time was holding regular services there. After
thoroughly cleaning the building, he hung GI blank-
ets from rafters at one end of the hut, and in front
of them placed discarded blanket boxes which he also
covered with blankets.
The result is a unique, attractive altar, covered
with red velvet and holding candlesticks, crucifix and
Howers. A lecture platform also covered with velvet
serves for the pulpit.
Arranged in rows facing the altar for the entire
length of the hutment, are 108 chairs and Chaplain
Westbrook said that they have been filled at every
service since they were begun.
In the small space left behind the altar and
blankets, the chaplain has his office—consisting of a
small desk, books and chairs. Before each service,
Chaplain Westbrook places baskets of fresh flowers
around the altar.
The first Sunday service was held on June 14 and
Protestant services have continued each week at 9
a. m. And last Friday night at 9 p. m. for the first
time, Chaplain Ernest J. Zizka conducted Catholic
services in the hutment “and we hope that the same
schedule will be continued for both services,” Chap-
lain Westbrook said.
Serving both the 72d and 73d Bns., personnel from
the 70th and 71st Field Hospitals also have been
attending services since they have been in the area.
“The men seem to be pleased with having their
own chapel in their own area,” Chaplain Westbrook
commented, “and we are all pretty proud of it.”
Soldiers who attended the Star Spangled Circus at the Field House
gave a big hand to these mighty men—the Landos Trio—world-
famous midget acrobats. They came to the U. S. six weeks ago
from Argentina. Directed by Alfredo Landos, the midget team is
composed of Victor Bak, left, 36, three feet, seven inches tall; Satur-
ninno Villannevas, 29, three feet, six inches tall; and Miguel N.
Fadillo, 32, three feet, three inches talL The trio does comedy
and tumbling acts*
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