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CAdETS RUSSELL CAAUTJE AIID EDIVI^'BURI^LL 10,000 PEliSOHS A JD NORFOLK SQUADRON
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•SELECTED-FOR EXCHAIiGE VISITS IN AUGUST_ AIR 5HCT7 A?n3 MODEL COIJTEST
Cftdot Captain Russell Dean. CnnuT/0|
17, of Norfolk, Nebraska and Cadot
Captain Edv;in J, Burrcll, 17, of Onahc:,:
N o b r a s k n r o c o i v o d v. ' o r d f r o n N a t i o n a l

Hoadquartors, Civil
v/ook that thoy have
roprosont the Unitod
and Civil Air Patrol

Air Patrol this
been scloctod to
Statos Air Foroo
on oxchango protons

v;ith England and Canada respectivoly.
Cadet CaaxRve, ir/ho rocofitly received
his private pilot^s license, has been a
nonber of'tho Norfolk Squadron for over

An ostinated crorrd of 10,000 persons
attended the Norfolk CAP Squadron*s
Air Shbr; and llodel Plane Contest on

Sunday, 17 July 1949,
Over 100 light aircraft landed at
the Norfolk Airport for the Breakfast
Fli^Ht at 8:30 HI» Seventy three
Na-vy planes from Naval Air* Bases at

Olathe, Kansas and Lincoln, Ncbrasktr
participated in the shov: and &
forty five ninute aerial denonstrat i o n » A f l i - h t o f AT- 6 * s f r o n t h e

i7»7o yoars. During this tirae.he has served Air Reserve Training Center at Offutt

as Cndet CoiuAanuor of tho'Norfolk Squadron, Air Force BasO also took part, together
as v;oll as i:).t smmor canp# Cadet Caa\ir;e
T/as an outstanding.; student at Norfolk

r. ' i t h t r / o F - 8 0 * s f r o n t h e N e b r a s k a A i r
Guard.

Hi^hschool, His hobbies are flying,

nodel airplane building and radio connu-

Cadet

Colonel Joe Foss and his Frinous

Foursone of F-51*s thrilled the crov/d

nicationsi
Burrell

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Comander

of

the

7/ith their tv.'cnty ninute air show of
precision flying and fomation acro

Onaha Cadet Sqiiadron, Ho has been one
batics.
of the hardest t/orking cadets in the Omaha
Governor Val Peterson, Dr. Frank
unit,and has a record of excellent classSoronson of- the University of Nebraska
v;ork and has nissod only one :-.ieoting of
and Major Frederick "ougey of Cj\P
ar^ kind during his entire career as a
.cadet.
Cadet Caau^vo will bo flovm to

Boiling Air Force Base, jashirigton, D,C,
by Captain Frank Bowian, Liaison Offi
cer and Y/ill depart for Ent;land on 3
A u ( ; u s t 1 9 4 9 b y a i r. D a t e o f r e t u r n

fron Enr^land vill be ZS August 1949#
During his stay in England, Cadet Caawo
will visit RAF flying schools, naval

stations, historic spots in London,
O ; : f o r d U n i v e r s i t y, a n d v / i l l i n s p e c t
bomb dai.vige in Gcmahy and visit RAF
sunncr canp in Y.ales,

National-Headquarters v/ore guests ivho
a t t e n d e d t h e s h o w.

Despite highlands, which nade

i t d i f fi c u l t f o r. p a r t i c i p a n t s i n t h e
node! plane contest, the Norfolk

Squadron had a splendid shmv. Captain

Hov/ard Uurphy and his hard working

Squadron, together v;ith the nenbors
of the Connunity v/ho offered their

assistance and cooperation, are'to

be connended for their fine job.
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NEBRASK/i V.ING HDQTRS.

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Cadet Burroll'v;ill depart- fron

Denver, Colorado, v-tiere ho v:ill be
flev.n by Captain Bownan, on 28 July
1949* The date of rotiirn fron Canada

v:ill bo 14 August 1949®
Exchange visits between 61 CAP
Cadets fron the Unitod Statos r\nd cin

equal nunber of Air Cadets frcn Canada,
l^ited Kingdom, France and S\*dtzcrland
r/as arranged by C/P National Head
quarters.

CIVIL AIR PATROL

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CaUHHUSKIH- CAP HEHTS

J u l y

KEimm, LEXINGTON AND AINSITCRTH CAP
irIEIfflERS RECiSIVE "SNa'30UND" AWARDS

The.Nebraska Uing Headquarters
recently received a nimbor of awards
fron National CAP Headquarters, which
are to be presented to CAP nenbers who
perfomed outstanding service during

"Operation Snowbound" and "Operation
H a y l i f t " l a s t v d n t e r. S o n o o f t h e

a w a r d s a r c s t i l l p e n d i n g ; h o w e v e r, d u r
ing the next several weeks you will
ijndoubtedly be reading in your local
press about presentation oerenonios
which v/ill be held in various C/iP \mits

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STORM AIRLIEN HONORED; (cont fron Ccl, 1'
These twelve senior and cadet

members of the Kearney Flight helped

• load bales of hay into Air Force planes
in below zero temperatures nnd went
along on 12 missions to toss out the for
a g e .

Three Lexington Pilots Awarded

Lt* Herschel i\nrine, Lexington
Flight Commander, and senior members

Clinton Nielsen and Gene Bird of Lexing
ton woro also awarded the Lieritorious

throughout the state#

Scrvico Ar/ard by I.Iajor Ibugey, They

I l d j o r F r o d o r i c k K . ! I o u g o y, f r o n
CAP National Headquarters in 'Washington

Snov/bound" •
Ainsworth Airmen Honored

fle\v rescue missions in "Operation

presented Ileritorious Service Awards-

to the follov/ing mor.ibers of the Kearney
and Lexington Flights at a ceremony
h e l d a t R a d i o S t a t i o f t K G F V v, K e a r n e y

Nebraska on Saturday, 16 July 1949*
Lt, Arthur Feikert, Unit Conmnder
Senior Member Theodore Benzler

" • •" Robert D, Engler
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Keith

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Fredericks

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" " Robert L» Longwell
Cadet Richard R, Bennett, Cadet
Burdette R. Farm, Cadet Richard
L, Graham, Cadet Kenneth A«
Kolscheen, and Cadet Thomas Vlren

(cont, next cpl»).

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Pilots George Hanes and Donald

Higgens of Ainsvrorth, Nebraska received

oleritorious Service Avmrds from I.tajor
Uougey at the Breakfast Flight at Nor

folk 6n Sunday, 17 July 1949. Lt; Henry

iiiles, Ainsworth Flight Conmandor, was
present at the ceremony.'
Over 400 I.Iissions Flovvn
Fifty Nebraska CAP pilots flow
more than 400 drop, reconnaisance and

evacuation missions during the storm.
These pilots flevr in all kinds of wea

ther, v/ith disregard for their avm. safe
ty. It is impossible to ascertain the
number of lives they saved and the

hardships 'they relieved during this
emergency. The CAP is proud to have

men of this calibre in its organization.

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CORNHUSKER CAP 1^7S

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KEMUEY PLIGHT HAS" SVl^UTED "SEAReH-R E S C U E L I I S S I O K AT N I G H T

- NEE5USK/1'
CADET

Keamoy Civil Air Patrol nonibGrs
participated in their first simulated
search and rosouo mission on V/odnosday

The youngest pilot to register at
the flight breakfast held at Cbaha

night, 15 June 1949. The mission con

r.iunicipal Airport on 26 Juno 1949 v/as

sisted of a ono-and-onc half hour search

Cadet Don Hide of Hastings,' Nebraska.

of a nine square mile area five miles
Cadet Hide, who was the Nebraska Cadet
northwest of Kearney v,horc oi pilot was
solootod in 1948 for the oxohange proreported to have last been soen« Hission gran r/ith Camda, is 'the Cadet Captain

v;as sot up at 2050 and a ground orovr of of the Hastings Flight*

tv;o units vms organized to covor the area. *****. .
A fire v;as used as a guide for the units Cadot Lt, Alien Donorest of Qmahcc

to find the "orash^' in the largo .vroodod recently installed a tvvo vmy radio
aroa they v/ero searching.

in the automobile of i^Hjor L* J.

The mission v;as conplotod v/ith the

location of the simulated crashed plane
and v;oundod pilot. Success of the mission

was cclcbr^.-jod v/ith a rroiner roast by

radio operators in the Omnha Sqdn.

cadets v:ho v:orked so diligently at the
Air Shov/ on the 17th, but they certain

CAP IIEIIBSRS in FUTILE SE/iRCH FOR PILOT
members

Demorest is one of tho most active

Vo d o n * t l a i o w t h e n a m e s o f t h o N o r f o l k

CAP members.

Six

H o i n s e n , V / i n g A i r I n s p e c t o r. C n d e t

of

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North

Platte

CAP

Squadron r/ere called out Tuesday, 21
Juno on a search mission for a missing
California man. Ilajor J. 0, Jenkins,
S q u a d r o n C o m m a n d e r, s a i d t h e c a l l v, * a s
made by the Civil Aeronautics Admini

s t r a t i o n i n K a n s a s C i t y, L l i s s o u r i t o
the North Platte CAP unit. The uni

dentified pilot had taken off from tho
North Platte airport Uondny v/ith his
destination listed as Des I'oines, Iowa.
H o v / c v o r, i n f o r m a t i o n v / a s r e c e i v e d

late in the afternoon tho.t the missing

ly deserve, a. lot of credit. Those v/hp
helped at the concession stands, v;hich
v;orc sv/anpod all day, RE^'iLLY had a
workout — and the girls and boys also
helped direct'ti;affic, registered model
plane entries, mintained radio communi
cation at various points throughout the
field,

etc,
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Tho ranks of cadets in Group 756
i n T ' e s t e r n N e b r a s k a c o n t i n u e t o g r o w.
Te n c a d e t a p p l i c a t i o n s v ; e r o r e c e i v e d

today from the brand nev/ Kimball Plight,
and tho Gering Flight has started a
cadet membership drive, Scottsbluff

noiv has approximtely 20 cadets, vjith

nan had nodo his destination and had for-^oro applll-tions bonding. Ih^Soottsgotton to report in to the airport offi- squadron, shor/od free novies.
cials in Des i.!;oines» The man v/as re

ported to be somev/horo in Indiana when
located.

One plane from Lexington, tv;o from

"The Fighting Lady" and "The 'lemphis
Belle" during its cadet membership drive
on 21 Juno 1949.

Lt, Arthur Feikcrt, Commanding

Koarnoy and throo from Grand Island also Officer of tho Kearney Plight flow
joined in tho search.

' NEBRASKA VrTNG ASSIGNED .\NOTHER L-4
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The Nebraska T/ing has been advised
by National CAP Headquarters that
an

L-4

aircraft

is

available

for

VJing at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

this

Vihen this aircraft is picked up, the
Nebraska vring xiill have a total of

i'our L-4*s,

three cadets to the Norfolk Air Show,
and some of tho Grand Island cadets'

drove to Norfolk with Lt. Coleman.
The Omaha cadets who rodo to tho Air
Show on an Air Force bus from Offutt

Field enjoyed thomsolvos — those boys
can really sing, as well as consume

amzing amounts" of hamburgers, hotdogs,
etc{ They had enough energy loft to take
in the Cbaha Community Sing on returning.

Pago 4 V

CORNHUSKER CAP NEWS, .

nrrcHELL

flight

holds

sciM^p-to

RAISE mps FOR CAP BUILDIKG jfe^'RPORT

CIVIL AHi' PATROL'VJEATHE® EXPERHSINTS

On Sunday afternoon, 19 June 1949, • n-recent conferdnce botv/cen the
Civil Air Patrol ^cadets of the mtoholl Civil Aeronautics Board, the T/eather

unit hold a scrap'drive froci 1:00 to Bureau, the National AssOci&tion-of'
7:00 PEl to raise* nonoy to erect a build** State Aviation Officials, and the Civil
ing for use as a classroom and shop at Air Patrol, plans were discussed for
the Mitchell e airport, b='• i s
utilizing CAPn n s y l v a n i a ona n d experi- n a
personnel
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m ntal
as
in
Pe
India
At 1:00 p,n, tho cadets gatherod at to determine whether such personnel
the City Hall, to receive their final could assist in closing some of the gaps
briefing and to'be assigned radio oquip- in visual weather reporting presently
n c n t « C a p t , Y, J , P i e p o r, O p e r a t i o n s e x i s t i n g #

Officer of the Mitchell.I Flight, divided exporinents would be designed

the group into four flights, and then to produce a noti7ork of visual reports
assigned each flight to a truck# Each to augnent existing v/eather reporting

flight v;as equipped with a walkie- stations# If proven successful and of

talkie radio, by \vhich they gavo their assistance in more ac6urate forecasting

position ench hour, and'roboived instruc-Q^ 7;oather conditions," th^ plan would
tions froii Japt. Hal Black, Coramanding extended to all of the 51 wings of
Officer and Captain Pieper, through tho the Civil Air Patrol,
headquarters radio, at the C.A#Pi Comuni-

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EttrfodrCoL^icaUoMic^r fl^i g h^ BRE^KFAST . ^2®
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This operation was opnductod fron tho?->= ^he Onaha IJunioipal Airport 26 Jiie.

roof ,of tho building, and'Lt. Todd seeing Officials ostinated that eight or
the need for additional oonrmieations nine hvmdred persons sanpled the pork
from

the

room

of

tho

conrvunications

sta

tion, inncdiatoly sot up a system of
field telephones, complete with switch^
board, for use v/ithin tho headquarters#
dadot r^ra Viheelcr operated the sv/itchboard and Cadet Leona Schultz monitored
tho

radio

conversation

of

tho

cadets

who wcro scattered about tho country
side# From the radio log, it was possi
ble to trace tho movements of tho cadets

and to direct their organized search for
scrap iron#
At 6:00 the recall signal vjas given
over the headquarters radio, and by
7:00 all of the cadets had returned to
the City Hall.

In the building v;hich the unit '
plans to vroct, classes in navigation,

aircraft mamtenance, pho*^ography and
various subjects directly comected v/ith

sausages and pancakes menu# Girl mem
bers of the -Qmaha Squadron helped serve
the brealcfasts and registered the visi
tors# Fourteen Omaha cadets helped

■ d i r e c f t t r a ff i c t h r o u g h u s o o f r a d i o

communication — and pilots Clarence

Kuhney, Dick "IVagen, J6hn Russo, Jim

Roteila, Ralph Pendry', Frank Alexander,
George SeilDold, Richard Weilsen, Joe
I&rris, A1 Uoshier and Louis Cutler of

Omaha Squadron 1 ' assisted on the gaff
trucks, provided limousine service and
assisted in parking the planes'#

Prizes vrere awarded for the old

est and sraxllest planes, youngest and
oldest pilots and' plane flying the long
est distance# Out-of-tov/n pilots in
spected the control- tower and V/eather

Bureau and saw' exhibits of light planes#
eont,

from

Col,

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flying w^i begin# Near the building

to give the cadets practical experience
in maintaining airplanes. Inside the

'dismntloa and assoribiod by the cadpts

building will bo a classroom,.shop,

under the supervision of Lt# Ted Pifeper

photo laboratory and operations office#

T/ill be irivo arry pianos^—which vrill bo

CCKNHCTSKER CAP JEWS

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MS PROLI GROUP 764 ^ TOTH HATTE
Ihjor J# 0, Jonkins ha^ amioimccd plans
for tho ftvluro dovolopnont of the local
CAP Squadron at North Platte, v/hich now

nunbors approximtcly 60 nonbors. Uajg
Jonkins is Grbup Connnndor of Group 764,
v;hich includos units at Lexington, *
Ainsv/orth,. Sidney and North' Platto,
Another unit'is planned at either L-IcCook
or Canbridgo, The<North Platte Squadron
h a s ' n c n b o r s f r o n I l a x w e l l , B r a d y, S u t h e r

BU2R AIRPORT TO HAVE m AD:.!INISTRATI0N

Bt7liDliy6 AW) tKp- BUILPING; r—T—
Lt, Bcnnard I.!, Reeh, Conmnding
Officer of tho Blair Flight advises
that the City Council and llayor of
Blair have obtained approval fron
tho Civil Aeronautics Adninistration
and tho State Dopartnent of Aeronau
tics

to

start

construction

of

a

$26,000 administration and CAP build-'
ing at the Blair airport on July 24th#

land .ind othor to\-/ns in tho inriodiato
a r o a *

Tho group hopes eventually to purchase
its Gvra. L-4 Piper Cub training type air
c r a f t * T h e u n i t h a s a t p r e s e n t a B T- 1 3 ,

Tho building, v/hich is to be
constructed under tho govornncnt natch'ing progran, will have a full basonont

finished and \7iil include a restaurant^
This will provide tho OQribers of the

forriorly o^.vnod by tho U» S« Air Foroo,

ncv/ly roorganizod iBlair Plight v/ith

stration purposes#

nocting space and a place to carry out
thoir prograns of study and activity#

which is used for "laboratory and donon-

AER OmUT ICAL RAT INGS .

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The follovring CAP personnel have
recoivod Aeronautical Ratings, as
indicated, in accordanco v/ith the

previsions of CAP Regulation 50^1:
Tho North Platto Squadron has its 6wn
plot of land, 250 foot by 200 foot, at
the I.Iuni<ilpal Airport# On this plot they
havo r-^lroady constructed one building
136 feet ?!-or.g and 20 foot v/ido. Tho
interior of the building is not conplotod, but nearly all equipment has
boon obtained# Tho building, v;hich was

purchased by'CAP fron tho Arry, is an
old >arracks»: Tho North Platte CAP

nonbors put tho' building up after pour
ing tho foundations and laying the nccoss^.ry piping; Tho building has its oi-.n
propano heating and a gasoline poworod
light plant#. .'
COL. I.rUBLLER INSPECTS 01.1/JiA CADETS

C o l o n e l R u d y c ; I b o l l e r, N e b r a s k a
W i n g C o i n n a n d c r, i n s p o c t o d t h o O n a h a

Harold F# Black

PILOT

Mitchell, Nebraska'
Victor J# Picper
llitchell, Nobrasloi

PILOT

2 n d L t # J o s e p h T, I . t o r r i s - P I L O T

Onaha, Nobrasiax"
2 n d L t # P. J . C a r l o n t i n i - P I L O T

O^aha^ Nebraska
Captain Louis A, Cutler
Omaha, Nebraska

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1st Lt, Robert C, Fisk

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Oinaha, Nebraska
John n# Russo

PILOT

Cadets of Squadron No# 1 at Offutt Air
Force Base on 6 July 1949# LSajor L»J#
Hoinson, V:ing'Air Inspector and Major
Roy Highfield, V.'ing Cadet Conrnandt^nt

Ctaaha, Nebraska

participated in tho inspection#

2 n d L t # ' H a r o l d I V, C o o k

SENKH

There are now 65 nalo cadets in this

Lincoln, Nobraskc- '

PILOT

Squadron#

S g t # Vi l l l a n G , H i b b o r d

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Lexington, Nebraska

CCRNHUSKiER CAP NBIYS
O L I A H A C A D K f S H AV E I H S . T R U C T G R S

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The Ooaha Cadets have two additional

instructors for their Wednesday night
neetlags '— Lt, Carl V/cdel of Omha Sqdn#
1 a n d I . ! r, * E d i v a r d D o n a h u e o f t h o U n i t e d
Air Lines,

\{/o Lav/ronco Dutson is carrying on

h i s fi n e v r o r k a s i n s t r u c t o r i n " Ta r i o u s

aeronautical subjects.

; Ther6 -was a gathering of the clan

at Kearney, Nebraska on 10'July 1949.

CAP nenbers fron Lexington, Grand Island
Kearney and North Piatt© drovo their
trucks there to pick up pquipnent
allocated to their units. "Pilot"
Crydermn r/as at the controls of the
K-60 truck froa Omha (and "Co-Pilot"

V/ondell George is still recuperating
fron the rough ride).-^

PLATTSITOUTH PLIGHT HOLDS. ilEETING

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Captain Prafik H, Boiiaian , AF-CAP
L i a i s o n O f fi c e r, a t t e n d e d t h e n o o t i n g
of tho Plattsnouth Flight hold on
T h u r s d a y, 1 4 J u l y 1 9 4 9 . A p p r o x i m a t e l y
thirty Senior ner.\bers and cadets v/ero
present, including the nov^ nenbers
of the flight ivho are'stationed at
Offutt Air Force Base. An L-4 air
craft is to bo stationed at Plattsnouth

during tho next v/oek,

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The people at the Norfolk Air
Show v.'ero linad up six deep around the

concession stands. At one tine during*

the day, v/e spotted Ilaj or L. J. Heinse&,

Lt. Louis Colenan and Aiman Cryderaan|

their sleeves rolled up, dishing out
hotdogs and cokes to the cro\vd like nad.
The person ivorking hardest, though, xnxpLt. (excuse ne) Capt. Gene Asnus of
Norfolk, puffing furiously on a cigar
all the tine.

I f fi B l U S K A C A P \ / I N G S TA F F I I E T B E R S

Eighteen boys fron the Omaha

Col. Rudy C. Iluoller - V/ing Commander
Lt. Col4 :^-rle C. RoynoHs - Deputy

Cadet Squadron had a big weekend,

driving up to Norfolk on Satiirday and ;

Personnel Officcr - Ilajor Paul S. Read
Air Inspector - Major L. J. Keinsen

oanping at tho Norfolk Airport. The <
cadets 170re accompanied by Lt. Vern
Puller and Flight Officer Richard

Cftdot Comnandant - liaj. Roy Highficld

Nielsen.

Adjutant - Lt, Dorothy M. Gathers

( ^ o r a t i o n s O ff i c e r - » ^ h j , Vi f c S c h r o e d e r
Public

Information

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Supply and Ilaintonance - Cdpt. VA7 George
Engineering Officor - Capt. H. 0. Bcrgs t r o n

Comnunications Ofcr - T^aj, 0,T, Pov/ell
A s s t . C o r i m u n i c a t i o n s O f c r. - L t . V c r n
P u l l e r

Itedical Officer - Tiaj, A. D." Cloyd

V/ing Headquarters is fairly

humming v/ith activity those days, and
into'tho wee snail hours of the night
woll, nino or ten o'clock anyxwy.
Captain Goorgo and Hajor Hoinsen havo

been poring over the supply records,
preparing tho semi-annual.inventory

report. Ptit Sires and Goldie Stephens

have been coning in r'Sgularly to
help \7ith the tjrping and filing --

and, incidontly, TH^\NKS, galsi
A F - C A P L I A I S O N S TA F F ;

Captain Frank I!. BoviCian, Liaison
O f fi c e r

Il/Sgt. R. V, Cryderman, Asst^
Kathryn Grahan, 'Ting Secretary

The Omaha cadets have volunteered
to assist in sorting the 500 additional

vinifoms rocently received'by the V.'ing.
Storage is the big problen, and the
boys have offered to help build bins
for this purpose.
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