Gruber Guidon (Newspaper) - October 27, 1944, Camp Gruber, Oklahoma guidon VOLUME I CAMP 27 OCTOBER 1944 NUMBER 12 A Slant on THE By Pfc Irving G. Leather Arthur returned to the Philippines on October 19. With his usual he landed where least The Leyte gulf is about one-third the way up the side of the Philippine It is a- body of water some 50 miles in diameter bounded by Leyte island on the SanTar on the and on the Guarding this gulf are three and located at its eastern They are in our Leyte island itself is somewhat in about one hundred miles long and miles wide at the The southern portion and part of the northwest is quite The northeastern area tends to flatten out to about 500 feet or less in Along portions of the shore there arc boggy areas which arc causing our heavier vehicles some This muck is primarily around the Dulag area in central Better terrain in the Tacloban area enabled us to advance moro rapidly and capture that The 8,000 foot located and that captured at will serve our forces as important both for offense and Already unconfirmed reports place our forces at a to Page Four Civilian Personnel War Bond Quota Short of Goal Camp Gruber has the Minute Man flag for war bond sales but cannot fly it because the quota has gone down to 84 per cent from the required 90 per cent. The flag was earned in August when civilians on the post topped their assigned by nearly but the September and October quota went down and it must be maintained over a two month The blue and white flag is waiting to fly over Camp The Post Exchange quota has been the civilian personnel has failed to reach its in the past two As soon as 90 per cent of the civilian personnel allot 10 per cent of their pay the flag will fly in front of the Camp Headquarters HELL DRIER THAN BURMA Calcutta only difference between Burma and Pvt Boyd on furlough from General Joseph Stilwell's on his arrival here that hell has a dry Want To Study At By Camp Newspaper Service What will life be like for GIs who wind up in the To some that will depend upon the but a glimpse at official plans discloses that the War Department is preparing ambitious recreation and athletic occupying and surplus troops in inactive full details have not been two major points stand 1. Military training will be although not with considerably less time devoted to gas mask and etc. 2. recreation and sports will be If you like indications are that life in inactive theaters will resemble to Page Four Bazooka Range Has Real Targets SOLDIERS FIRE AT WRECKED AUTOMOBILES Out on the Bazooka in the old rock quarry near the PoncaS they are practicing on real targets car bodies that have been stripped of salvageable each purchased by the camp training office for one cent Since Bazookas and rifle grenade launchers are used against Lt Royal N. 42d division range hit upon the idea as a means of He wanted something that would explode and burn like a hit Lt Gober established firing points across a after about an acre of trees had been cleared away by his range aided by One Cent Each Pfc Dave Hq 1881st is the man who tracks down the ancient jalopies in the vicinity of and Ft. and buys a clear title to them from the dealers in those for one penny In a six hour jaunt last week Ullman bagged 27 such complete with of to the Ordnance wreckers pick up the junked averaging two jalopies to a wrecker and haul them to the Bazooka Beside a realistic men firing the Bazooka and rifle grenade find they have plenty of competition in being the first to demolish i the wrecks that go up in a final burst of MEN MEET All men who arrived here from Kansas University last March 3 are requested by Co 232d to meet at Service Club No 2 Wednesday November 1. A room will be reserved for a good old fashioned WINS RADIO PRIZE Sgt Fred W. 132d Signal has received a War Savings Bond for suggesting a name in a Saturday afternoon contest broadcast over Famous of Show To Be Presented Here HIT OF WORLD'S FAIR TO PLAY THEATERS General of one of the hit shows of the New York World's Fair and of every major exposition since Chicago's Century of will be presented at Theater No. 1 October 31 and Theater No. 2 November 1 replacing the regular second performances at 8:15 in each A man walking away from his own the world's first sun motor of its size and and visible sound and audible light are some of the demonstrations with the research laboratory of the General Electric The presentation will be under the direction of C. E. who in private life is a real magician as well as a scientific and whose gift of showmanship makes the of as entertaining as it is The of is the name originally given to the research laboratory of the General Electric over the protests of nearly 400 serious-minded scientists who work From the research laboratory come the efforts and demonstrations of the of show which suggest new developments for the future that the average layman never dreamed of. A phosphorescent screen enables Gluesing to walk away from his own shake hands with his shadow and roll it into a Music is sent across the stage on a beam of light with the aid of a special lamp and Turn to Page Four at Service Club Two Pfc Joseph Kelly talking into the mike as Roy Goldacker adjusts the 16,090th little round disc to carry his to the folks back Tec 5 Charlie Cowan and Tec 4 Luther A. Echols are getting ready to make theirs as the club Mrs. Nedra Bernay and Mrs. Bert look Club Name Contest Won by 337 Ord is the name that won first prize of cash for the 337th Ordnance battalion in the contest to name the club now being operated by special for organization Second prize of goes to the 527th Field Artillery Heights The names were selected from those submitted October 6 when the announced previously in the appointed by special were the hostesses and librarians of the three service The which is already in active is the long disused club on 22d between E and F Realistic Bazooka Targets Out on the Bazooka and rifle grenade range they are firing at real targets these jalopies purchased by the army for one cent Cpl Stallman Wins Art Contest In 250th Field Artillery Group FIRST PRIZE TAKEN BY FORMER ART STUDENT FOR WATER COLOR OF WINSTON CHURCHILL Cpl Edward M. Stallman of C of the 435th FA Bn submitted the winning painting in the recent 250th FA Group art a water color sketch of Winston is done completely in sepia shading from the lightest tan to dark Remarkable in detail and the portrait is almost photographic in the warmth and character imparted by Cpl treatment indicate clearly the personal touch of the Cpl a native of Long Long N. was a student for three and a half years at the famous Cooper ' Union in New York City when the war interrupted his He also received training at the College of the City of New majoring in advertising design and commercial art. Among his teachers was Paul noted commercial whose work appears in such national publications as Esquire and C p 1 Stallman plans to return to the art field at the end of the completing his studies at Cooper for his diploma and pursuing a career in commercial art. In the he has found as have so many that military service need not completely Turn to Page Four Two Parties Slated At Service Club Two The of Tulsa are entertaining with a Hallowe'en dance at Service Club No. 2 tomorrow The girls are arranging some novel decorations for the which will be held in the social an all day party with two different orchestras will bring the girls of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority of Tulsa to the club as There will be dancing from 2:00 o'clock in the dinner dates from 5 to 7, and dancing again from 7 to 10. The Rainbow Cocktail unit and the Division dance band are the scheduled 39th AAA Gp Plans Halloween Dance The Ack - Ack Halloween Dance scheduled for October 30 is in its final preparatory The consisting of and Cpls Rhodes and and Smith and are just waiting to hang up the The genial singing and dancing of Pvt A. V. of the 3713th Ord Cpl R. S. T. Walker's version of the tune Up and Fly and the master of the Boogie-Woogie Pvt Earl Richardson of the 350th FA plus the music of the 42d Div Cocktail promises to highlight and round out the evening's Unless we miss our guess it will be and for Henry A Paige around After he hasn't been pricing cigars and Bells Are Ringing for Me and My for nothing HUSBAND PROMOTED Mrs. Mavis who works in the Finance has received word that James H. is the recipient of a field promotion to 2d Lt formerly a master sergeant with an engineer is now assigned to a railway operations Having been overseas 19 months he is the first man in his regiment to receive such a Camp War Fund Drive To End This Pay Day Individual Donations Will Guarantee Topping All Unit Quotas by October 31 Camp Gruber's campaign for donations to the National War Fund will come to an end 31 pay if donations to and pledges on the part unit on are any the quota for the camp will be met with a little The National War Fund embodies twenty-two agencies which are helping tremendously with the entertainment and welfare of our soldiers SERVICE BARS GO OVERSEAS Now Quarto Corps is shipping to overseas theaters of operations the service more than 5 million of which were recently delivered by Harvest Ball To Be Held Tonight for EM The Harvest Moon Rail in all its autumnal elegance will be held tonight at the field Appropriate decorations and many novelties will add to the and music will be furnished by Benny Carter and his orchestra and the King Cole The Service Cadettes from the Masonic Service be on hand in their prettiest evening and GI Joe will be attired in the currently popular olive The King Cole Trio comes from Hollywood where they have scored many in musical and from penally their latest Up and Fly The ( orchestra is also favorite ol many movie Their rise to popularity I and with this orchestra on the an evening of smooth music is The dance is open to all enlisted men and tickets are distributed through the Special Service GIRLS TRAVEL DISTANCES TO SERVICE CLUB NO. ONE Girls from the June sorority of the longest distance of any Camp Gruber dance guests when they make their first visit to Service Club No 1 tomorrow night the Halloween Mass - Asked her denominational a Smith College freshman be called A Study in Sizes The state of Texas 267,339 sq. is larger than France sq. and larger than Germany and Austria combined sq. But the population of is more than 12 times that of Texas and the population of France more than 5 times that of the Lone Star armies in Europe already have conquered territory equal in slse to around the world and helping to ease the suffering of the peoples of the war-torn The most important three agencies which are provided for in this drive are the the Service and War Prisoners And the of Camp Gruber are going to bat to see to that the quotas are met to sustain these thinking of the day when their contributions here in peaceful Oklahoma may be their comfort in some distant war The quota set for Camp Gruber by Col J. camp after a conference with the commanders of the on the is fifty cents per man for our post units have gone over their quota since the beginning last and every other unit has pledged its determination to see that the quotas are reached by November 1. A concerted campaign has also been inaugurated for the civilian Quotas for the civilians are established by various groups according to salary bracket and type of 250th FA Group Receives New Guns With great enthusiasm the men of three battalions of the 250th Field Artillery Group have received the news of the arrival of the 8-inch Howitzers with which they will be According to current plans these huge artillery pieces will be allotted to the 527th, 435th, and 4:5th FA ' Anxious to begin training with the the men are also looking further ahead in their Their actual of is the firing of the pieces in They are eagerly awaiting the chance to show just what they and equipment can do in the Destruction of Hitler's the lobbing of pound shells across the or the consternation of the yellow sons of nippon if they with these for as the men are really the big and to Berlin or VETS GET PREFERENCE IN U. S. PROPERTY SALE Washington - War veterans are given preference in acquiring surplus government property to be used in establishing and small businesses and professional and agricultural enterprises under a recently passed by Congress and signed by the The also gives the discharged serviceman a preference in buying surplus Government real estate for residential or small-business The GUIDON maintains a free Call 565.