European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 22 1968, Page 8

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 22, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseMay 22,. I the Start and stripes Best of 7 quiz Page f Bland come show this one s sugar coated by Steve Gibson staff writer Stuttgart Germany is Best of seven a five minute Amer ican forces network radio show produced Here by the 3rd support brigade s information office is sugar coated command information according to Bud Miller Stuttgart an program director. The quiz show which thousands of servicemen and their families hear weekly was developed by spec. 5 Jerry d. Coker he 3rd support brigade with help from the local an staff. It consists of seven brain picking questions two questions on current events two on sports two military Type questions and one trivia question. Many soldiers never miss our show especially around promotion Board time Coker explained smiling. The brigade s former promotion Board president would listen to the show then use our questions on his promotion Board the next in fact the Board president asked me questions from Best of seven when i was before the Board and As you can see by my rank i knew the answers said Coker with a big Grin. It was t Long before the sol Diers got the idea and became regular Best of seven known in an channels As one of the better com Mand information radio programs available to european listeners has a simple format according to Miller. The questions Are asked with a pause Between each one to give the listeners time to think before the answers Are read by Coker. The answers have been challenged by an listeners dozens of times during the last two years capt. Howard Solomon and 1st it. Bill Stracener prepare show. Explained Miller. But Only a couple of times have our answers been wrong and the listeners right. Coker quickly explained an example of one of his incorrect answers on the program i said every one knows that the Empire state building is the highest building in the world but what is the second highest our answer was the Chrysler building. Later we got a phone Call Tell ing us we were wrong. The listener insisted the John Hancock Center was the second highest and the Chrysler building third. He asked my source and we found although we had the same reference Book his copy was one year newer than mine and the Hancock Center had been completed during that since Coker is leaving for re assignment soon the sugar coating is now being applied to the com Mand information show by the brigade information officer 1st it. William Stracener who is assisted by capt. Howard Solomon 3rd support brigade s asst. In. There Are several other Good command information show produced locally said Miller. But Best of seven has the thickest coating of sugar because of its brain picking sup con unit seeks maintenance Crown by Bill Neal staff writer Mannheim Germany is we can do anything says the big White sign with red letters Over the shop Yard Entrance of the 81st Light equipment maintenance co Here. We mean to prove that Mott next year says capt. Woodrow 0. Wilson jr., unit co. What demeans is that the 81st is determined to take top prize in thew a Competition lost this year to co a 703rd maintenance in. The 81st received the plague so we that As the 7th army support comes Over All maintenance unit me first and second quarters of Al year 1968, Wilson said and his unit Aims to earn it for he next two Quarter scan keep the Bic Tro. Goes Alons with the plaque sup me Pierron n Maples thl som Deputy cd. Presented Otto and trophy to Wils in Helm ceremonies at Mann to Nufi e in Nauy striving keep the company in top shape germany5 Tnomas do i transportation Spe the 8tn Supply Andu a ti02,5n Are h0� Check Forenti. A Uuie awards suggestion. G an Mth a div Mab Rythe Teo at the for any inspect continually increase Wilson said. And to con production the 81st provides maintenance for several types of generators and runs a Generator engine re build operation for units of the 7th army support come. It also provides maintenance for All m60 tank searchlights in seventh army support come. Wilson s chemical platoon operates one of three q.14 test ers for protective masks Inu Sarteur. His signal maintenance platoon provide for radios Cam eras teletype and similar equipment in support of the 97th signal in and the 51st maintenance in s signal equipment and generators. The Supply Section operate with 3,400 line items which Wil son said will soon be increase to about 5,400 items. The hand and Power tool Sec Tion largely a Cost reduction matter repairs tools which would otherwise be discarded and returns them to the Bri Gade s seven battalions Wilson service platoon performs a variety of jobs including special project of refurbishing and renovating the m292 andm313 operation vans of the Usa eur g3.coordinating All these activities within the 81st is the maintenance shop office. This office utilizes what Wil son believes to be Usa eur s largest production control Board a Wall sized assortment of multicoloured tags hanging on nails _ to keep control of the Job orders. Anyone who does t work with this daily would t under stand what those multicoloured tags mean said Wilson. But the men of the 81st do and know that they help them live up to that motto we can do redeployment move engr troopers shift to v corps battalion Eschborn Cial one Germany Spe reassigned to v corps and at of the smallest cached to the 317th engr in a army units in Europe has joined one of the largest in Spe Cial ceremonies Here. The 509th engr platoon was afterthoughts capt. Woodrow Wilson or. And 1st sgt. E. look at trophies. Is Gates part of the recent redeployment of troops from Europe. It. Gen. Andrew j. Boyle corps cd welcomed 1st it. Lewis h. Hussing and the 19members of his contingent. The unit previously was stationed inthe Munich area. Boyle and it. Col. Joe Genualdi 317th engr in commander addressed the newly As signed corps troops. The 84th army band followed with Ruf Fles and Sembach Germany Spe Cial the american youth association at the air base Here will hold its annual car Nival from May 30-june 3. Heidelberg special the Heidelberg entertain ment Center will present the student Prince a play depicting the student Era of old Heidelberg Romance and drinking songs at the Road Side theatre from May 29 june 2 and june 5-9 at 8 . Kaiserslautern Germany is col. Donald k. Eastlake is the new Palatin ate District commander succeeding col. Thomas who has been named commander of . Army United kingdom army de pot Burtonwood England. Eastlake comes Here fro bad Kreuz Nach where he was the Rhineland District Mander

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