European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 9 1968, Page 9

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 9, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseFebruary 9, 1968 the stars and stripes Pago f Mammoth carnival workmen prepare giant floats for via Reggio s famous carnival which starts on feb. 11. Army Leverenz Careggio to stage fawned by James Gunter staff writer via Reggio Italy is passing out posies to spectators at the famed carnival parades of Careggio Italy this month will be an ungainly figure resembling president Johnson. The carnival is famous for it giant paper mache caricatures of the world s Best known personalities. They tickle latin funny Bones with satirical humor. Millions of europeans see the via Reggio parades on television and afterwards the floats Are sold to big carnivals in other coun tries. The big representation of pres ident Johnson see picture which looks As if he is saying i love you have a Flower is one of the smaller figures for10 huge floats now under construction. Each of the completed floats will be As tall As Athree or four Story building. Via Reggio s master shipbuilders who have been building the floats since 1873, Are readying them Fortis year s opening procession feb. 11. Other parades in the carnival which is As famous in Italy As the new Orleans Mardi gras in the states Are set for feb. 18, 25 and 27. The 10 Mammoth floats and number of smaller ones will cruise along via Reggio s mile Long Board walk for thousands of spectators who each pay the equivalent of about $1 to watch. Additional millions of europeans will see the spectacle feb. 18 Ona 50-minute show on eur vision. In addition to Johnson in the Guise of a hippie the carnival will have a special american touch this year. The 49th . Army band of setae he at Vicenza will Lead off the parades. The via Reggio float make shave records showing that the 1873 floats were drawn by teams of White oxen. The float Art is passed from father to son an prize Money for the Best floats now totals about $85,000 a , the builders make Clay sculptures of the figures they have in mind. Then they begin constructing the big caricatures from strips of old newspaper an paste. This year they used 35,000 pounds of newspapers and More than 4,000 pounds of paste for the 10 biggest floats May hear stories that the figures Are made mostly from communist newspapers because those Are the ones left unsold on the Newsstands. One of the figure builders said he pre fers to use copies of la Gazzetta Delia sport a weekly sports pub big Parade dolls Are often animated with cables and Pul Leys and they go Down the Street flailing their arms and legs Rommi your guide to Good listening in the dec Twitt Ninffa Friday american forces network the times listed for an programs Are Central european time new every hour request show 1105 Silver Platter Road conditions 1130 request show world at 0700 1200 news 1215 request show 1305 Art Linkletter 1315 Good music 1405 Small world 1505 data with Chris 1605 1605 to Nashville 0730 request show 0805 �p0p music 0830 Don Mcneill 0905 take ten �915 Tempo 1005 merely music 1030 Ira Cook 1705 request show 1745 sports journal 1800 world at 1800 1825 local news 1835 Jim Pewter 1905 Young sound 2055 sports 2105 music in the air 2200 world at 2200 2230 tonight show 2310 portrait 2315 John Doremus 2005 olympic report 0005 Herman Griffith 2015 on the scene 0030 All that jazz 2030 gun smoke 0055 profile j845 olympics 1640 news 1645 science fair Irao laps in " 17qr. " i 3j Beiver 1755 schedule 1800 news 1830 regional. Programs2000 news 2015 olympics 2045 report 2130 cobra take Over 2220 Newa 2235 report from Bonn 2250 the Lover 2345 news German to second program 1700 olympics 2000 Carl Schurz 1740 news 2130 correspondents 1750 sports report 1855 Tammy 2200 olympics 1927 news 2300 news cartoons 1600 four o clock report 1605 voyage to Bottom of sea Ramstein Wiesbaden Rhein main to 1701 Addams family 1900 Green acres 2101 Rob Hope 17 to Bobby lord 1930 memos on 18fl1 Mission Medicine air Power 2001 Perry Mason 1830 evening report 2200 ten o clock report 2230 beloved infidel even changing facial Are so Well made that buy ers come from big carnivals i France Germany the United states and Israel to bid for them. It is conceivable that president Johnson May even pass out Flowers at the new Orleans Mardi gras next year. In one of the former carnivals the shipbuilders turned out a caricature of Gen. Charles de Gaulle of France which gave carnival officials considerable concern. The designers had gone too far perhaps. De Gaulle s nose was ridiculously Long an there might be political repercussions. They asked that the nose be shortened a bit. Afterwards the float constructors had a Good laugh because with a Short nose de Gaulle looked even funnier than before. Proem Post gets new mess Hall by Ray Wright staff writer Prem Germany is Amess Hall created from a couple of warehouses trucked in fro France during Frelock May not sound luxurious but to the Menat the Prem Post in the Eife mountains it is a veritable Para Dise. They had been eating their meals in a tent since their me shall burned eight months ago. Accommodates 250 the new consolidated mess Hallwas opened wednesday when it. Col. Wallace o. Enderle 447thsignal in commander Cut the ribbon. The new facility will accommodate approximately 250. The former warehouses were erected on the site of the old mess Hall by the 97th Engineer from Pir Masens with the help of about 40 men from he and he co and co a of the 447th sign Alan. The mess Hall is open to Al ranks of the army and air Force and to department of the army civilians. Mess officer second it. David Williams hand he co 447th signal in has been named mess officer with assistants 2nd it. Jerry Hinz co a 447th signal in and 2nd Depaul cob 106th Sig Nal group. S. Sgt. Harvey Shannon jr.,co a 106th signal is mess Stew Ard and will be assisted Bys. Sgt. Freddy r. Moore cob 1065 signal and s. Sgt. Stevel. Gentry co a 447th signal in. Floor ferried from Lakenheath England Spe Cial aircraft 55-2870 touched Down Here for the first time its 15,275 mile trip from. Misawa a Japan was Over. Under the Flat bellied f100 super Sabre had passed More than 3,000 Miles of the North american continent and the Pacific and Atlantic journey had taken a total in flight time of 29 hours but the plane and Pilot capt. R. Dice,48th tactical fighter Wing standardization evaluation team had been together for 16 f100, along with three oth ers was being delivered to us afe after its former unit was equipped with f4 assigned to the 4440th aircraft delivery group whose Job it is to move air planes All Over the world Dice made the first leg of his trip by Mili tary Airlift command Mac chartered commercial flight from England to accepting the aircraft for the Long flight Home Dice had to first Check it out thoroughly on the ground and in the air making sure that any deficiencies were a thorough going Over the four planes took off fro Misawa and headed due South for Andersen fab Guam the first of six four tiny blips were care fully followed Over the vastness of the Pacific. Mac hc130 her Cules air sea Rescue planes an elements of the aerospace Rescue and recovery services were the Angels watching Over the four on their Long haul across the air come Sac pc 135 Strat tankers made 15 air to air refuelling rendezvous with the super sabres pumping More than 33 tons of fuel into the tanks of each. In All a total of 137,800 pounds of jp4 passed through the jets combustion Chambers. Going from East to West daycare halved and a sense of Dis orientation deadly to pilots canst in. In Guam Hawaii Cali fornia new Mexico Georgia and Spain Long periods of rest were required coupled with a Thor Ough medical examination by flight surgeons. The longest stretch of non Stop flight was the 3,976 mile 8 hour 20 minute jump from Robins fab a. To Torres Nab Spain. One of the floor remained i Spain. Dice and the remaining super sabres made the final jump across the English Channel and headed their planes for their new Home bases. Stepping from the cockpit Dice remarked to one of the ground Crew which had begun swarming Over the Craft it s a Good flying plane. I m not going to write up anything about touchdown capt. Carl r. Dice Center is greeted by col. Cullen a. Brannon 48th tactical fighter Wing commander Fol lowing his 15,000 mile flight from Japan to Lakenheath. At left is it. Col. H. Stan Reece 492nd tactical fighter so commander

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