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Unite in Georgia Search


Battle Cold, Snowstorms
Seeking Downed Aircraft
AT L A N TA , G a . - - S u b - f r e e z i n g t e m p e r a t u r e s , s n o w
showers, turbulence and high winds handicapped searchers
from Civil Air Patrol units from three wings, North Carolina,
Georgia and Tennessee, as they attempted to find a missing
Beechcraft Debonair piloted by Donald R. Miller, 38, of Elkhart, Indiana.
Miller was to ferry the aircraft from Atlanta's Fulton
County Airport to Midway Field in Dunlap, Indiana. Though
Sl.oo P.r v,o,
he did not file a flight plan, the pilot had discussed the flight
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with the base radio operator before departure. The local weather
was unfavorable but was expected
to clear as he proceeded en route.
When the Debonair failed to arrive on schedule at the home field,
Miller's employer, Aero Marine of
Dunlap called for help.
According to reports the mission
"became a nightmare." As the mission started a violent cold front
moved across Georgia bringing with
it snow and high winds. The visibility between flurries was relatively good and several CAP search
N AT I O N A L H E A D Q U A R T E R S - - T w o c o n f e r e n c e s planes were airborne. However, the
dealing with the Civil Air Patrol education program were held
weather deteriorated so quickly the
r e c e n t l y a t N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s . T h e fi r s t o f t h e t w o mission commander found it neces.
m e e t i n g s w a s t h e S e c o n d G e n e r a l S e s s i o n f o r t h e S e n i o r sary to recall many of the planes.
Tr a i n i n g p r o g r a m f o l l o w e d b y t h e C A P - U S A F i n t e r n a l a n d
CAP pilot Capt. Bob Pasley, of
Decatur, Georgia, though ill, reexternal aerospace education laboratory.
ported for the search but later
The Senior Training conferees
were welcomed by Col. Herbert S. ucation program. Planning confer- withdrew and was hospitalized with
Ellis, USAF, deputy chief of staff ences were a matter of considera- pneumonia. He had made several
for operations at National follow- tion as well as the kind of in- search sweeps.
ing the invocation by Chaplain (Lt. formation that can be expected to
During one phase of the search
ARPROVAL--CAP's aerospace education textbook, "The DawnCol.) J. Norman McConnel, staff be gathered at these various types the severe winds caused such tur.
ing Space Age," won the approval of Secretary of the Air Force
of meetings.
bulence that several of the aircrews
Eugene M. Zuckert, right, and Maj. Gen. Ben. h Funk, comMajor agenda items were introThe status of the chief liai. returned to base with many bumps
mander of Space Systems Division, AF Systems Command, who duced and discussions directed by son officer's Regional Aerospace and bruises. Fog and unseasonable,
Lt. Col. Joseph P. Lanza, Mr.
viewed the manual on a recent San Francisco visit. Showing the
bitter cold added to the discomfort
(See ADVISORS, Page 13)
of the flyers.
Arthur I. Martin, Mr. Antone A.
manual is Cadet Lt. Ronald E. Blum, cadet personnel officer
Straussner, Mr. William J. ReyFive days after the start of the
for Northern Sector, California Wing.
nolds, Major Robert F. Steffy, and
search, Dr. Edwin Harrison, Presi(Photo by Bill Ganslen Associates)
Lt. Col. Edgar L. Secrest.
dent of Georgia Institute of TechFollowing the discussion phases
nology, and long-time CAP member, Lt. Bob Logan, flying in a Cessof all items the conference dealt
with the future direction and acna Skylane, located the missing airtion of the CAP-USAF senior
NATIONAL HEADQUAR- craft lying on its back about 35
training program and made recTERS---A number of vacancies, miles out from the Fulton County
ommendations based on their evalor projected vacancies, now exist
Airport. They notified Flight Servuations.
for AF officers for duty with ice which in turn alerted Lt. Jim
The conference was closed with CAP liaison offices st region
Buttram of the Marrietta Sq. Jim
the benediction given by Chaplain and wing levels. These vacanwas flying the wing's T-34 and went
cies, which will occur during
immediately to the scene of tho
The purpose of the second con- 1963, are in the grades of cap- find. Dr. Harrison continued on to
ference, the CAP-USAF internal rain and major.
and external aerospace education
Application procedures are
Buttram orbited the site and
By LT. COL. ARTHUR ROBIDOUX my Davis, Jr.; TV and movie star ,rogram, was improvement of the
outlined in Chapter 3, part 2 of
directed ground crews to the
Barbara Loona; Betty Johnson of ~resent program to meet future
Maryland Wing IO
wreckage. This in spite of the
AFM 35.11, as amended. The
the Jack Paar "Tonight" show; and demands.
majority of vacancies are for
BALTIMORE -- Maryland Civil Billy Lee.
fact that he lost his cabin heat
Eight Region education directors
Air Patrol cadets shared the spot WBAL- TV General Manager
AFSC 1435Z and 1416.
and the cockpit temperature
light with TV favorites in an 18- Brent O. Gunts praised the work attended the conference along
Interested officers are invited
dropped to -10" Centigrade. Due
hour telethon which netted over of the Maryland CAP cadets as the with members of CAP's National to send informal query to Headto the terrain he had to maintain
$60,000 in pledges for the Mary- telethon came to a close. Adding Education Center.
quarters, CAP-USAF, Ellington
considerable altitude in order to
According to one spokesman, the AFB, Tex., prior to filing formal
land Chapter of the National Mul- )raise were the Baltimore City pokeep in contact with ground pareducation conference will greatly
application for assignment.
tiple Sclerosis Society.
(See THREE WINGS, Page 15)
(See CADETS, Page 13)
enhance and guide the Civil Air
The telethon originated from
Patrol education program for the
WBAL-TV's new multi-million dolfuture.
lar broadcast facilities in BaltiThere were three major agenda
more City and was the first in this
items considered by the conferees
state to ever originate directly
following the introduction by Mr.
from a television facility.
Charles Webb, deputy chief of
Funds raised on the MS telethon
staff for education.
will benefit patients throughout
First item considered was the
the 35-county, five-state area covinternal education program. Conered by WBAL-TV with contribuNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS ferees dealt with the centralized
tions outside Maryland credited to --Distribution will soon be made
testing program under this headthe local chapters of the National on the 1962 International Air Ca- ing and looked into such matters
Multiple Sclerosis Society.
det Exchange souvenir albums as the present status of the proCadets from the squadrons in the published by National Headquar- gram, CAP's regulation 280-1 and
Greater Baltimore area manned ters.
its modifications and the role of
The album, an 88-page book con- Region directors in the program.
the 80 telephones and took the
pledges which were phoned in. taining over 300 photographs, comAnother item under the internal
They worked in shifts from 10 memorates the 15th anniversary of program considered was the scholthis program and will be included arship program. The 1963 scholaro'clock on a Saturday night until
six o'clock the following night, in January distribution to units ship brochure and yearly program
througout the Civil Air Patrol.
when the telethon closed.
along with a look at the possibility
Each unit will receive one copy. of broadening the selection bases
Besides answering telephones
of the book and it has been sug- came under consideration as did
the cadets acted as ushers and
gested by Lt. Col. Joseph H. Fried-[ the liaison program relating to
Each received an autographed m a n n , c h i e f o f i n f o r m a t i o n a t scholarships.
that the book
Under the external program the
photo of Joe E." Ross, the Toody National, Copy--Do Notbe marked
as "Unit
MOON SUIT--MaJor Louis K. Godman, director of training,
of "Car 54 Where Are You?", one Only a limited number of albums educators considered workshops,
o f t h e h o s t o f T V g r e a t s w h o have been published and extra institutes and symposia as relating
Southwest Region, helps Cadet Willard R. Moody, Clinton, N.C.,
to aerospace education.
starred in the show. Others includ- copies will not be available.
into an MA-3 Partial Pressure "Moon Suit" in a demonstration
Other points taken Into discused Lorne Greene of "Bonanza";
Distribution other than to units sion were the use of Reservists
for North Texas State University cadets. The Moon Suit, nickDoug McClure of "The Virginian",
(See 1ACE, Page 13)
and AFROTC personnel in the ed.
named by Air Force pilots, is used in flight above 50,000 feet.
Western Star Bruce Yarnell; Sam-

Civil Air Patrol

USAF Auxiliary


Advisors Map
Tr a i n i n g P l a n s

Liaison Officer
Positions Open


Cadets in Telethon
Help Charity Drive

lACE Albums
]Available soon

Increase in Number of Units Seen Key to CAP Expansion
(Ed Note: It has long been the contention of tha Director of CAP Personnel that th~ solution to lowed logically by an enlarged
the problem of increased membership in Civil Air Patrol lay, not in baloonino the membership in ezisting i membership.
~nits, but in increasing the number of basic units. He has felt that there should be a CAP unit in every After several months of study
community of 2,500 or more. If this were accomplished.--[[ there were 4,000 units by '64 and 6,000 and planning, the Tennessee Wing
units by '66---the problem of 100,000 cadets and 60,000 seniors would be resolved.)
staff has determined the following proposal will accomplish the
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Col. James [long range plan which has re-I The basic concept underlying
F H Bottom CAP commander Ice[red favorable comment from [the plan is comparatively simple. objectives of the National Commander. The State has been re,~f_--: -,.., ~-~--.6, w'; .... ,~ !,;~ [the National staff at ElUngtonJlt consists of in turn will more
, ,i,-~'o,,no~'~oo .-,,- ;;'°[AFB. The wing plan is a supple-[groups which organizing result divided geographically so that
sta~ nave xormmatea a wing-wine linent to the National CAP-LRP-1. l in forming more squadrons, fol-there will be at least nine groups

geographical areas where airports
are alre~y in existance. The staff
feels that the most fertile ground
for recruitment of seniors and
cadets in the areas where flying
is well established; branching out
into non-flying areas will become
automatic once the basic units are
well established.
In one instance it was discovered that a large portion of
group headquarters willEaChbe the seniors in a composite squadmanned by only five senior mem- ron were not interested in the
cadet program. This resulted in
o f
Y o u n a
C a n a d i a n
A i r
I ber~.. (Ed 26note: CAPR group low cadet membership. The cadet
aut onzes
spaces at 20.1
section was formed into a cadet
squadron under the leadership of
efficient and interested seniors~
within a year the enrollment had
and Abroad[levei butthereisn requi ementtoquotethatbetheseColonelworkingspaces
DORCHESTER, N.B., Canada -- resentative of the United Statesspace from Flight Lt. C. G. Rut[small number of Personnel at this
The quiet, undaunted courage of a Civil Air Patrol present him with ter, commander of the Dorchester [level will preclude the necessity
14-year- old Dorchester youth a badge of courage- the John H. School Air Cadet Squadron, ofIfor a large administrative staff.
brought most of the townspeople Glenn Jr. Medal, commemorating which Billy is an honorary mem- Under this proposal, wing will proposes renewed emphasis be
of this Canadian community to the the historic flight of America's ber. Col. Schuelie also learned of handle all the paper work in direct daced on the Aerospace Educaauditorium of the Dorchester first astronaut to orbit the earth. Billy's struggle which prevented communication with the squad- tion program and allied activities.
A special board will be created
School recently to pay him tribute.
This was Billy Saunders Night. hirr, from taking an active part in rons.
to assist in the scholarship proIt took another kind of courage
squadron activities.
THE OBJECTIVES of the five- gram. Nominees for every scholarfor young Billy Saunders to face
THE STORY of Billy Saunders
Impressed with the quiet courbe selected. A 'Cadet
the smiling crowd from his place Night began last year during Civil age displayed by the youth, the man groups will be to aid in the ship shallBoard will ' formulate
of honor, awaiting the moment Air Patrol's International Air Ca- idea for a Billy Saunders Night organization of more squadrons ideas for the cadet program and
when he would be singled out for det Exchange.
began taking form as a means of and to offer counsel and advice comment on existing practices and
public recognition.
Lt. Col. William H. Schuelie, publicly recognizing the indomita- as needed to make the grass roots policies. The board will consist
This was the night that Canadian CAP, chairman of the New York ble spirit which had spelled life units more effective.
As the years progress through of outstanding cadet officers
Air Force officers and Air Cadet IACE committee, learned of Billy's for Billy over 14 years. The cere- 1965, a positive goal of member- throughout the state with equal
League officials would see a rep- intense interest in aviation and mony became a reality through the
representation from each group or
has been allocated to
~ .
combined efforts and teamwork of ship with the suggestion that each area,
Col. Schuelie, Lt. Rutter, and Don squadron cadet membership exNo facet Of the CAP-LRP-1 has
Welsford and Art MacDonald of ceed 50. It was the consensus of been overlooked in this new supthe Air Cadet League.
plement. Colonel Bottom feels
the staff that a larger membership
The Medal-of-the.Month Club
that the key to reaching the obmake the
had just struck a new commem- would of effective unit unwieldly in jectives of the national plan lies
supervision and
orative medal D the John H.
in organizing units in every com~;i~: ~ Glenn Jr. Medal. Schuelie, along management. When the member- munity of sufficient population to
ship exceeds 50, a new unit should
with all the foreign cadets and be formed.
support a cadet squadron.
escort officers participating in
The published supplement conThe Director of CAP Personnel
the IACE last year, had received
at National stated that, "Tennes- tains a list of every town ~and city
one of the medals. He decided see's plan is considered outstand- in Tennessee that has an airport.
then and there to give his per- ing. Their objective to organize Recruitment efforts will be disonal medal to young Billy as a new units so that by 1966 there rected toward these areas first.
fitting tribute to the youth's will he 100 in Tennessee as comcourage. Billy Saunders Night pared to the present 45, is very
became a reality.
practicable. Other goals of the
Word of Billy's story reached National Long Range Plan will be
Col. Paul C. Ashworth, USAF, na- met if they organize the units as
tional commander of the Civil Air planned."
Patrol, at his Houston, Texas head- i The Deputy Chief of Staff ~for
quarters..He wrote Billy, saying, Operations also voiced the opinion
"your enthusiasm and interest in t h a t " . . . t h e r e p o r t s u b m i t t e d
your air cadet squadron activities by the Tennessee Wing is excelis indeed wonderful. You are a lent . . . he (Colonel Bottom)
very courageous young man."
will be following the present ideas
When Col. Ashworth learned too of the National Commander in reVANCOUVER, Wash. D Memof Billy's youthful admiration for stricting the number of staff per- bers of the Vancouver Composite
President Kennedy, the First Lady, sonnel assigned at the intermedi- Squadron have developed another
and Lt. Col. Glenn, he obtained ate command levels."
income for their cadet
The plan visualizes a chief source ofthat is directly connected
autographed photos of the Presiactivities
CANADIAN Air Cadet Honored~Top) Billy Saunders, 14, of
pilot or operator at each airport with aircraft at the local flying
dent, Mrs. Kennedy, and Col.
as the OPS representative. He
Glenn and mailed them to Billy.
Dorchester, New Brunswick, proudly wears his Col. John H.
They are prominently displayed in will act as liaison with the DiGlenn Jr. Medal which was presented to him by Lt. Col. WilCadets of the unit conducted a
his home today, along with one of rector of Emergency Services.
liam H. Schuelie, CAP, chairman of the New York phase lACE
Training schedules and mission "car and plane" washing service at
Col. Ashworth.
committee. Schuelie, who flew to Dorchester with his wife Sally
Col. Schuelie and his wife Sally qualifying tests will be coordi- the Pearson Airpark recently and,
for set fees, washed planes and
for Billy Sounders Night, is shown chatting with the youngster.
boarded a plane in December en- nated by this individual.
The unit information and re- cars parked at the field.
(Bottom): A victim of muscular dystrophy confined to his wheel- route to Dorchester and Billy
The washing service proved popcruiting officers are urged to comSaunders Night.
chair, Billy displays his Glenn medal. Behind him are auto°
bine their efforts in furthering the ular with pilots who also permitted
graphed photos which decorate his home--his well-wishers intheir cars to be washed. Shop perSPEAKING to the citizens of aims of the wing staff by suggest- sonnel appreciated the additional
clude Jacqueline Kennedy, President Kennedy, Col. Ashworth
ing and publicizing contests and
Dorchester, Col. Schuelie told how
of CAP, and barely visible at the top of the photo, Lt. Col.
he had become interested in Billy, competitions with adequate awards time they had for working on
John Glenn, for whom the medal was named. Billy is an honorary
and how he thought it only fit- for the winners in enlarging the planes that the washing service
member of the Dorchester sqadron of air cadets, Air Cadet ring that Billy be publicly recog- effective strength of the basic provided them.
A check list was given to each
League of Canada. Schuelie and Air Cadet League officials nized for the courage he had dis- units.
Throughout the next few years, team of cadets performing a wash
played throughout his life. He
planned the ceremony climaxing Billy Sounders Night.
praised Billy's a~sociation with emphasis will be placed on those and this gave them an opportunity
(Staff photo--The Moncton Daily Times, N. B. Canada)
to become familiar with aircraft
Squadron 685 of the Air Cadet
construction and components.
League of Canada.
Special safety and precaution
When the speeches were finishitems were listed on the check
ed, Col. Schuelie placed the medsheet such as the use of a special
i~:~ al's ribbon around Billy's neck. The
applause and cheers failed to REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--Quick detergent for plexiglass windows
tubes. An
drown out the beating of Billy's action by the Air-Sea Rescue and tape covers on pitotwork after
inspector checked the
.......... : ~ heart at that moment.
Squadron #2 of the Civil Air Pa- cadets were finished.
.... :
He looked shyly at his mother, trors California Wing, was recently Charge for a car wash was $1.
caught the approving look of cited by Redwood City civic lead- Charges for planes varied with
Group Capt. E. E. Smith, com- ers and Civil Defense officials for size. For a two-place monoplane it
mander of the No. 5 Supply depot its disaster relief operations duror four.... in Moncton, Air Cadet League; and ing a hurricane and flood in north- was $2.50; for a threebi-plane it
place single engine or
I :'
i~ smiled at Ken Taylor of Moncton, ern California recently.
was $3.50; and for a five-place sinrepresenting the No. 101 Squadron
Redwood City Mayor John Rosel- gle engine aircraft cost was $5.
~,~:: :. ........ of Air Cadets, and who also had li, presenting the official citation, Flying services at the airpark
: : ::~: : ~ just presented him with a plaque. said, "Without your able assistance
Billy sat quietly through the ap- in communications and other mat- donated the wash racl.~s and water
plause and cheering, and when it tens we would not have been able facilities to the cadets.
Another car and plane projhad subsided, he said, simply, "I to get the situation in hand as ect is being planned by the unit
appreciate this very much. Thank quickly as we did."
The Air-Sea Rescue Squadron in the near future.
Billy's life-long courage has been provided trucks, personnel, and
nurtured through 14 years in this communications facilities in the
wheelchair, for Billy is suffering disaster area during the emergency.
bl he
r y
from progressive muscular dystro- The members of the squadron, P ul u gi sC o .d, m0o2n0t hMy Sbty. , AN mW . ,T ~ m e s i P g tbol ins ]S1,o
Wash n
phy, a disease for which there is under command of Major Edgar W.
D.C. $.1.00 per year by mail subscription.
(CivU Air Patrol membership dues inno known cure. But Billy's courage Parmenter, used CAP vehicles to
elude subscription).
and-indomitable spirit have tri- haul emergency repair crews, food, S e c o n d | a s s p o s t a g e p a i d a t W a s h l n g t o n w
umphed over his affliction. This Civil Defense radio equipment and D . C . , a n d a t a d d i t i o n a l m a t l i n f f o f fi c e s .
had been his night...
sand bags into the stricken area. Vol. IV No. 12 February, 1963

Brings Recognition at Home

Cadet l

Plane Wash
Raises Funds
For Squadron

Squadron Cited
For Storm Aid





Many Units Take Part
In Seal Distribution
N AT I O N A L H E A D Q U A R T E R S - - U n i t s o f t h e C i v i l
Air Patrol once again lent their support in the fight against
respiratory diseases when pilots and "ground" workers aided
in distribution of hundreds of
thousands of 1962 Christmas Seals cluded with, "in recognition of
your outstanding service, we are
during the holiday season.
pleased to include you as one of
CAP volunteered its services to our most appreciated volunteers."
.the National Tuberculosis Association last year before the actual
Air Patrol pilots provided transcampaign began. The day seals
portation for state and countywent on sale saw Civil Air Patrol representatives of the Florida
planes flying boxes and bags of
TB Association from Jaeksemseals to countless communities ville to Tallahassee where the
OFFICIAL WELCOME--Members of the Fort At kinson, Wisconsin, Woman's Club, with city manfirst seals of the year were preacross the nation.
ager Mr. Elmore Klement, greeted CAP Major James Gates upon his arrival at the Fort Atklnso. !
sented to Mrs. Harris Bryant,
The January issue of CAP Times
airport with the first load of 1962 Christmas Seals delivered to that community. Shown here are
wife of the Fl~Hda Governor.
carried a picture and story roundMrs. Bryant was last year's state
members of the "welcoming committee." They are (from left), Mr. Klement, Mrs. James Irvine,
up of activities up to press time. honorary campaign chairman and
Mrs. Donald Chwala, Mrs. Mayme Wallis, Major Gates, Lt. Jack McAIlister, Mrs. Joan Witte and
The following are some additional accepting the seals officially began
Mrs. Gerry Jrueger. The Woman s Club conducted the fund raising drive in Fort Atkinson. Mrs.
reports that have come into Na- the delivery of 371~A million ChristWitte is Club pres,dent and Mrs. WalUs was cha irman of the annual campaign.
mas seals to Florida homes during
tional Headquarters since last the holiday season of 1962.
month. It is impossible to cite
Pilots from the Northeast Florida
every unit that took part in this Group II made the flights. Coordiannual program. The follow~ng nator for the airlift was Capt. Robare illustrative of the variety of eft Moore, director of cadets,
Group II.
CAP activties.
Pilots participating were Colonel
A1 WhitesldeJ, Lt. Col. John McWASHINGTON D.C.--A civil air a disaster area if they are operatT I N K E R A F B , O k l a . ~ L t . Donald, let Lt. James I. Farris, 2nd
Lt. Merle Shoat, Senior Robert J.
regulation issued last month by ing to or from an airport locate(!
Frank Munsey, a member of the Hall Jr., Capt. Joe Heaps, and
Oklahoma Wing staff and a rated Seniors Archie Smith and George
the Federal Aviation Agency will within the area. These flights
By LT. DONN MUNSON, CAP prohibit aircraft from operating in
pilot, received a letter of commen- Seigs.
would have to operate in such a
dation and the Distinguished ServS A N F E R N A N D O , C a l i f . - - a disaster area unless they are tak- way as to avoid endangering or
ice Cross from the Oklahoma Tu- WILMINGTON, Del -- M~'nbers When it comes to flying, the 35th ing part in search and rescue hampering relief operations. If
berculosis Association in recogni- of the Delaware Wing, CAP, ran .~ir Rescue Squadron, California operations or carrying news media
pilots find it impractical to operate
tion j~f his work in the recently into bad weather conditions on the
completed Christmas Seal cam- day they were to begin airlift sup- Wing, aims for professional per- representatives or persons on of- safely above or around the area
port of the 1962 Christmas Seal fection -- and has logged more ficial business in connection with
because of terrain, weather, or
Lt. Munsey was cRed for his vol- Flights had been scheduled to than 12,000 accident free opera- the disaster.
other factors, they could fly en
" I
unteer service in flying the Friend- deliver seals to every airport with- tional hours in military aircraft to
The new rule becomes effective! route through the area if they give
ship Tree to Lawton, Okla., as well in the state where the seals would prove its theory that "search fly- March 20, 1963.
prior notice to the air traffic conas deliveries to other areas. The then be turned over to mayors of ing is for pros."
Non-essential flights will be pro- t r o l f a c i l i t y s p e c i fi e d i n t h e
Friendship Tree is an ordinary nearby communities.
Christmas tree to which donations
In a recent address to new unit hibited In the airspace below 2,000 NOTAM.
Despite the cloudy weather, Capt.
to the annual TB Association cam- Howard Pratt, commander of the air crew candidatbs, Capt. Richard feet above the surface and within Aircraft will be permitted to
paign and greeting cards are at- Brandywine Cadet Sq., and Dr. Baylis, commanding officer of the five miles of certain disaster areas operate through the area when
tached. Later, the trees are deliv- Gerald A. Beatty, president of the 35th, declared a good safety pro- resulting from aircraft accidents, specifically authorized under an
ered to patients in nearby hospi- Delaware Tuberculosis and Health gram is the basis of his unit's recIFR (instrument flight rules) air
Society, flew from Wilmington to ord of more than 2000 hours per train wrecks, forest fires, earth- traffic control clearance.
The award given Lt. Munsey is Milford where they made delivery year in search and rescue activi- quakes, floods and similar disasters.
usually reserved for volunteers of the first seals in the Delaware ties. Since 1957 his outfit has workFAA will designate the disaster The new rule (Amendment No.
ed the California deserts and area through a Notice to Airmen 60-30, Part 60, Air Traffic Regulawith more than i0 years of service, campaign.
tion, Docket No. 1160) adds Sechowever, because of his efforts Flights were made to Rehoboth mountains without an operational (NOTAM) giving location and di. tion 60.28, "Avoidance of Disaster
above the call of duty, Lt. Munsey and Smyrna, Delaware, but arrived accident.
mensions of the area.
Areas," to the Civil Air Regula.
was singled out for the unusual too late at other airports because
"The 35th is a flying outfit.
Purpose of the rule Is to pre.
Everyone from the clerk typists to vent sightseeing aircraft from
of delays in flight.
The letter to Lt. Munsey from
One Wing spokesman asserted, the truck mechanics are air crew congesting over the scene of a
Alice I. Porter, managing director however, that the annual campaign members. Everybody wears two disaster which might generate
hats, one of ,them a crash helmet,"
high public interest and create
of the state TB Association, con- was successful anyway.
Capt. Baylis told a new training potential conditions for mid-air
collision. Also, the rule is inH e o u t l i n e d t h e s q u a d r o n tended to restrict other non.
standard operating procedure, em- essential flying which might interfere with the safety and efphasizing these highlights:
BALTIMORE--The squadrons of
Pilots and observers never ficiency of airborne relief opera- Maryland Wing now know where
stop training. Pilots must know the tions.
Planes carrying newsmen and they stand at the end of the first
"Dash One's" (handbook) and compersons on official business will six-month period of the new wing
mit to memory emergency proee.
evaluation system which measures
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS level was a member of the National
dures for their planes. They at- be permitted to operate above the l
--The newly appointed Southwest Executive Board, the National Con. tend classes, chalk talks, and take altitudes being used by relief unit progress and achievements.
Region commander, Col. James L. lstitution and By-Laws Committee written flight and ground tests reg- planes. They also may fly at tlt~
It was Major Kermit Frye's
Camp, Dallas, Texas, passed away Jand was the CAP Project Officer ularly to keep current on the unit's same altitudes or below the alti- Prince Georges Squadron in top
last month bringing to an end a i for the National Drill Competition.
Captain Claude
AT.6s, BT-13s and a collection of tudes being used by relief aircraft place, withSt. Mary's SquadronC.
successful career in the Civil Air
liaison planes. (The 35th flys four- provided they obtained prior ap- Parkinson's
Patrol that began in December
responsible second, Major Osborne Rider's
teen T-6s, four BT-13s, two T-28s, proval from the agencyactivities.
Middle River Squadron in third in
two C-45s, and liaison planes rang- for conducting relief
The NOTAM designating the the progress report issued by ColoColonel Camp was well known
ing from stagger-wing Beechcrafts
throughout CAP, having served on
disaster area will include details nel William M. Patterson, comthrough Super Cubs.)
to assist pilots to conduct such mander of Maryland Wing.
the national level as well as region
Observers must attend classes flights. The NOTAM will also give
and wing. His last assignment, as
Lt. James P. Gilmore compiled
in radio procedures, navigation, surcommander of the Southwest Revival, and search procedures before the name of the air traffic control the voluminous reports at Wing
facility with which pilots would be Headquarters into a concise report
gion, was the second time he had
they are permitted to fly practice required to file a flight plan and
occupied that position.
or actual missions. Classes extend other necessary information be- which showed each unit's activities
As a member of the Civil Air
over a nine week period; meet once fore operating in the disaster area. In fourteen categories ranging from
Patrol during World War II the
membership sta, tistics to encampa week for five hours and a new
Regardless of altitudes at which
future Colonel was a station comclass forms every Centh week. All authorized to fly, news planes ment attendance. The squadron
mander in CAP's Courier Service
aircrews members take Red Cross would still be governed by existing average was 81.3 points in a poe.
with the US 8th Army.
sible 146 for units without corpofirst aid courses.
air traffic rules. For example, SecColonel Camp was a senior pilot
Captain Baylis lays much empha. tion 60.17 of the Civil Air Regula- rate aircraft to 152 to units with
and been awarded the Distinguishsis on aircraft maintenance and tions prohibit aircraft from operat- corporate-owned planes.
ed Service Award.
Prince Georges held a slim halfground and flight safety and his ing less than 1,000 feet above a
A member of the Texas Wing
crews are kept current by a squad- congested area or within 500 feet point lead over St. Mary's, 112.5,
staff, he held positions as commanron maintenance officer.
of persons or structures in a non- to 112.0 points, with Middle River
der; deputy commander; chief of
staff for education and training; diThe squadron training program is congested area. Helicopters can close behind with 110.4.
directed by WO Howard McKewen operate below these heights pro- To b@ compiled at the end of
rector of operations and training;
and was set up by the unit's opera- vialed they have a place to land in the year are statistics on cadet
Civil Defense coordinator; public
orientation flights, mission perrelations officer; and organizationt i o n s o f fi c e r, 1 / L t . R o b e r t W. case of engine failure.
formance, information program, II~.
al inspeetor.
0'Hara under the supervision of
THE RULE makes provision for spection ratings and speelal ratings
He served at region as deputy
Capt. Baylis. The 35th recently was
and commander and at the national
named top squadron in California. non-relief aircraft to fly through by the wing and group eommand~,

12,000 Hours Flights in Disaster Areas
Of Safe FI,ght Limited to Search Planes
Logged by, Unit

Southwest Region Chief,
Col. Camp, Dies in Texas

Maryland Tests
Rating System

Civil Air Patrol Times

Great Americans

By Charles J. Wood

The Civil Air Pstro| Times ir an authorized publireflon sf the Civil Air Patrol,
private benevolent eorporatton, and an auxiliary of the USA!e, s]dstinl under, end
bp virtue of. sets of the ConSrese of the United Stetes--PubUe Law 47|, 79th Congremb
Chapter S37, 2rid Setnion, July 1. 19445 (38 U.S.C. 201-308 and Publie Law 557, 80th
Can/ran, Chapter 349, 2nd Session, May :tS, 1948, ss amended (B U.S.C. 626. I & m).
Opinions expressed herein do not nereMarily represent those o! the U. S. government
or soy of tea departments or agencies.
P u b l i s h e d b y t h e A r m y Ti m e s P u b l i s h i n g C o m p a n y, 2 0 2 0 M S t r e e t , N . W. , Wa s h i n g t o n
S, D.C. Editorial offices: 2020 M Street, N.W., Washington S, D.C.; editorial eop~
should be addressed to Editor CAP TIMES Information Office, NaUonal Headquarters,
E ] l i n g t e n A F B , Te z . S u b s c r i p t i o n t u q u / r i e s f r o m o t h e r t h a n s e n i o r m e m b e r s o f t h e
Civil Air Patrol, and all inquiries oncerning advertising matters, should be directed
t o t h e A r m y Ti m e s P u b l i s h i n g C o m p a n y.

National Commander .............................. Col. Paul C. Ashworth, USAF
Chief of Information .................... Lt. Col. Joseph H. Friedmann, USAF
Editor .................................................................................... MSgt. Jim White
Tom Porter
Associate Editor ..........................................................................
Staff Photographer ....................................................SSgt. Ray E. Billick
Staff Reporter ............................................................ SSgt. Morris Haxton
Vo l . I V N o . 1 2

F E B R U A RY, 1 9 6 ~

Streamlined Management
p Rcolumn.S S m e a n s c h a n g e a s I h a v e s a i d b e f o r e i n t h i s
We at National Headquarters are now in the process of
implementing the changes in the organizational structure
of Civil Air Patrol made necessary by the revised Constitution and By-Laws adopted by the National Board last
September and by the actions of the recognized National Executive Committee at its
meeting in December.
These changes in the organizational
structure of CAP were adopted for the purpose of streamlining the management of our
corporation. For some time we have recognized that the administrative burden necessary to operate an organization as large as
CAP has become so great that it has exceeded the capability of a volunteer staff at Region Headquarters and is taxing the capabilA B I I W O R T H i t y o f t h e s t a ff s a t W i n g H e a d q u a r t e r s . We
are continuing to attempt to reduce this
administrative burden to a minimum but it is impossible to
effectively manage the affairs of Civil Air Patrol unless National Headquarters can be kept adequately informed on the
status of our progress in each wing.


It is impossible for us to make complicated arrangements
for airlift, billeting, messing, or passports unless applications
for summer special activities are received corfiplete and on
time. Wings may be penalized in their standing on the National Commander's Annual Evaluation if reports are not
received complete and on time.
WESTWOOD, Calif. -- I have
A f t e r m a n y m o n t h s o f e f f o r t b y t h e C o n s t i t u t i o n a n d read with sincere interest the letter by John J. Boese published in
By-Laws Committee, the National Board adopted the revised Dec., 1962, CAP TIMES, entitled
Constitution and By-Laws which provide a more streamlined "No Patches." I agree en all points
organizational structure. Region Headquarters has been re- brought out by the writer on his
moved from the operational and administrative chain of com- recommendations for an uncluttered CAP uniform for an appearance
mand which now goes directly from National Headquarters
t o e a c h w i n g c o m m a n d e r. T h i s c o n c e p t p l a c e s a g r e a t e r ! more like that of our parent service, the USAF.
administrative burden upon National Headquarters but if
In addition to his suggestions,
each Wing Headquarters will cooperate with us we are con- I would further recommend the
fident that this new approach will result in improved admin- removal of the large red and blue
istration and more effective management of Civil Air Patrol. CAP breast patch as is now displayed on the right breast of our
Under the revised concept of organization, I expect the uniforms. This patch can surely
Region Commander to be my representative in each region. serve little purpose in identificaHe will be relieved of the old administrative burden so that tion of our organization as we also
h e m a y d e v o t e h i s e ff o r t s t o a s s i s t i n g m e t o s u p e r v i s e t h e display an excellent identification
p r o g r e s s w e a r e m a k i n g i n o u r C A P P r o g r a m s . H e w i l l b e by use of the CAP and CAPC
collar or lapel insignia. This is
the individual upon whom we must depend to find and
the standard method of identifirecruit replacement wing commanders m our turnover of
cation used by the various U.S.
w i n g c o m m a n d e r s i s s t i l l a l m o s t 3 0 % p e r y e a r. A n d t h e military services.
key to the success of CAP is finding the right man for wing
I further feel that the very excommander in each wing. In discharging these responsibili- cellent winter blue uniform be
t i e s t h e R e g i o n C o m m a n d e r w i l l b e t h e b e s t q u a l i fi e d a n d used each year as long as possible
in the various localities and that
most knowledgable individual in CAP for membership on the the new lightweight summer blue
uniform be made the authorized
Along with the new concept in functions of the Region
uniform for warm weather wear.
C o m m a n d e r, I h a v e s t a t e d a r e v i s e d p o l i c y r e g a r d i n g t h e It is well established by this time
w o r k i n g r e l a t i o n s h i p t h a t I d e s i r e b e t w e e n o u r A F L i a i s o n that blue is the color of the air
O f fi c e r s a n d t h e C A P R e g i o n a n d W i n g C o m m a n d e r s w i t h services. Use of these doubtuniforms will remove all
w h o m t h e y w o r k . T h i s c h a n g e c a n b e b e t t e r u n d e r s t o o d i f uninformed persons as to our asit is viewed more as a change of attitude than of substance. sociation with the USAF.
W h a t I w a n t c a n b e s t b e d e s c r i b e d a s a p a r t n e r s h i p . I I hope a review will be made
w a n t t o h a v e d u a l - - n o t d i v i d e d - - r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s i n e a c h by National Headquarters to make
region and wing. I want to utilize the combined and cooper- such beneficial and distinctive uniform changes in the very near
ative talents of the CAP Commander and the AF Liaison Of- future.
fl e e r i n e a c h r e g i o n a n d w i n g b e c a u s e I a m s u r e t h a t o n l y It. S. SLOPER VON CADENBERG
b y o u r c o m b i n e d a n d c o o p e r a t i v e e ff o r t c a n w e r e a l i z e t h e
P.O. Box 997,
almost unlimited potential for service to our country that
Westwood, Calif.
i s o u r s i n C A P. I w a n t o u r l i a i s o n o f fi c e r s a n d t h e C A P
HARTFORD, Conn.--We of the
commanders with whom they work to develop the kind of
CAP consider ourselves (maybe
relationship and partnership that has evolved between me
without warrant) blood-brothers of
and our past and present Chairmen of the National Board.
i the Air Force in a voluntary capacProgress means change. The changes we are now mak- ity. I know, after 13 years with
ing foretell unprecedented progress in Civil Air Patrol if we CAP, that each member has, by
w i l l a l l u n s e l fi s h l y d e v o t e o u r e ff o r t s t o w a r d m a k i n g C A P !choice, the desire to serve his
the best volunteer organization in the U.S.
(Continued on Page 14)

NEWS ITF_.MS---Information Bulletin Number 62-3 from the Virginia Wing, CAP, carried the following noteworthy item: "A reminder
to all unit IO's that you are encouraged to send news stories and photos
directly to CAP TIMES, Alto: Editor, Headquarters CAP, Ellington
AFB, Texas. You may write the story in narrative form and the people
down there will do the re-write. They are interested in newsworthy
pictures and stories, preferably those of CAP in action at REDCAPS,
SARCAPS, presentation of COP's by outstanding citizens or public
officials. Reminder--when taking pictures, fill up the view finderl
Don't hesitate to get too close--just be sure not to cut off heads!"
COMMUNITY RELATIONS.--Winter weather sometimes plays
havoc with runways and parking ramps at local airfields. CAP work
to improve or maintain these small flying fields serves many purposes, one of which is good community relations for the local unit.
Airport beautification programs begun now will reap rewards in the
spring and summer when more private pilots use the field and see
CAP's contribution.



SURVIVAL--A reminder that survival kits for car or plane need
not be expensive. National Headquarters a few years ago suggested use
of used band-aid tans containing fishing gear, two bladed knife, antiseptic cream, matches, bandages, gum, bouillon cubes, aspirin, needle
and thread, and water purification tablets. The size of the tan is
deceptive. A number of important items can fit into it and it is easy
to store in glove compare of car or plane.
CADET RECRUITERS--Arrangements can be made with high
school principals to use the school's intercom system for brief spot
announcements by cadets to recruit new members for units. Some
CAP squadrons have used this method to advantage already.


ANOTHER POSSIBILITY--Putting on a complete aviation program for the monthly treop meeting of local Boy Scouts is another
way to interest young people of communities in the Civil Air Patrol.
Scout leaders are always interested in new program ideas.
FRUIT SALAD--March 1961 was the month that mandatory wearing of ribbons on CAP uniforms became effective. It is the individual's
responsibility to insure that ribbons are earned and are presentable.
NO JUMPING--.Change 1 to CAPR 60-1, dated Jan. 31, 1961,
states CAP aircraft will not be used to participate in parachute
jumps during any activity or mission of CAP. Parachute Jumps will
be made from CAP aircraft only for the purpose of emergency
NEWS PHOTOS--CAP TIMES staff continues to receive inquiries
why some pictures submitted for publication are not used. In many
cases pictures are not properly captioned, with full identification
by first and last name and grade. Frequently pictures are of snapshot size which are not suitable. Pictures should be at least 4 by S
inches; preferable size is 8 by 10.




Cadets W!n ICAP Meeting Goals
Scholarship In Civil Defense Role
om ,oe

Patrol and Civil Defense effectiveness tests continue to be

D O V E R , D e l . - - T w o fl i g h t staged throughout the country, testing, developing and estabs c h o l a r s h i p w i n n e r s w e r e a n - lishing practical means to accomplish the mission by these two orn o u n c e d a t t h e a n n u a l A w a r d ganizations.
Ceremony in Dover. The scholarIncrease of holiday activities in the nation failed to hinder parship, given each year by Col. Lou- ticipation by CAP members in these exercises. Reports coming to Naisa S. Morse and Lt. Col. Albert tional Headquarters indicate a high rate of participation as well as
W. Morse, region commander and a high rate of effectiveness.
w i n g c o m m a n d e r r e s p e c t i v e l y,
were won by Cadets Robert 'J.
B O N A I R , Va . - - A n e ff e c t i v e c o m b i n a t i o n o f o r g a n i z a t i o n s w e r e
Yo n k e r o f t h e S m y r n a C a d e t S q . , t h e i n g r e d i e n t s o f t h e Vi r g i n i a W i n g , C A P, e x e r c i s e w i t h s t a t e C i v i l
a n d R o n a l d R . R e d p a t h o f t h e Defense.
Brandywine Cadet Sq.
The operation, "Project Survival," was set up to test the CD, the
Cadet Michael J. Stathem,
Vi r g i n i a W i n g o f C A P, t h e 9 2 1 7 t h A i r F o r c e R e s e r v e R e c o v e r y S q . ,
m e m b e r o f t h e D o v e r C a d e t S q . , and the Virginia Tuberculosis Association.
was named as alternate.
This was also a way of pointing out the need for support within
The amount of the scholarships the state of the TB Association efforts in fighting respiratory diseases.
is determined by multiplying the
A co
st ed y t
ly n he
age of CAP by a ten dollar figure m o r n i n g mfm u n i e irts o n s y x efr ch e tw a s d aa ge x ebc i sh e T h e e a r m ei s sta g e s
o the fi t da o t
wo- y
(this year's totals came to $210 for established the areas within the state designated as contaminated by
each award).
bacteriological warfare in the mock emergency.
The money must be used prior
The n
day 35
e B rd Airpor tn
t o 1 5 J u l y 1 9 6 3 o r t h r o u g h t h e Richmond e x t a briefingC A P p i l o t s fl e w i n t o t h and yto receive tthe
on state-wide conditions
cadet's first solo flight, whichever
serum needed in contaminated regions.
comes first.
The 9217th AF Reserve Recovery unit served as decontamination
Basic requirements for considerteams to wash down planes coming from designated "hot~ areas.
ation for these awar~ are: (I) at
Col. Allan Perkiason, Wing commander, and Lt. Col. W. C. Plentl,
least 16 and not more than 17
y e a r s o f a g e a s o f 1 A p r i l o f t h e d e p u t y, c o n d u c t e d a b r i e fi n g f o r C A P p i l o t s .
year following selection; (2) a high
Pilots received serum for transport from Col. Perkinson and Miss
s c h o o l s t u d e n t i n 1 0 t h o r 11 t h Patricia Gaulding, "Miss Virginia for 1962," who represented the state
REALISTIC PRACTICE--Two members of the Civil Air Patrol
grade at time of selection; (3)
TB Association.
radiological team go over simulated "ruins" in Des Moines,
have qualified for a CAP Certifi.
The pilots then returned to their originating fields to deliver
Iowa, during the combined CAP-Civil Defense annual effectivecute of Proficiency; (4) have com- the serum to local tuberculosis associations and Civil Defense direcness test. Shown here are Ist Lt. Donald Clarahan, Group III
pleted at least one and preferably t o r s . Tw e n t y - e i g h t l o c a l a s s o c i a t i o n s p a r t i c i p a t e d i n t h e e x e r c i s e .
medical administrator (background), and Cadet Dan Dye, Spet h r e e P h a ~ e I l l O p t i o n s ; a n d ( 5 ) Major Calvin Rowe, USAF liaison officer, Delaware Wing, evaluated
have received parental consent.
cial Missions Sq., Cedar Rapids. Photo by Jervas W. Baldwin,
the exercise for the USAF.
The Squadron commander's eval*
Des Moines Register Tribune.
uation is added to these require.
D E L AWA I t E C I T Y, D e l . - - T h e D e l a w a r e W i n g d t h e C i v i l
men'ts and the application is subAir Patrol began their first day of test exercises in conjunction
mitted to the Wing Selection Comwith the Civil Defense organization on the same day that CAP
mittee for consideration.
was-celebrating its 21st anniversary--Dec. 1, 196Z.
Col. Louisa Morse and Lt. Col.
On that date, CAP pilots flew survey missions from Balker
Albert Morse established the scholField near Middletown and radioed findings to CD headquarters
arships several years ago to enlocated at Delaware City.
courage cadets to take pilot trainThis was the first time that the Civil Air Patrol in Delaware had
worked with the CD on emergency missions.
(Ed. Note -- The article above
Col. Louisa Spruance Morse, commander, pointed out CAP's readiN AT I O N A L H E A D Q U A RT E R S - - well qualified for his new position.
was published in a recent issue of ness in Delaware to combine resources with Civil Defense to accom- Lt. Col. Donald B. Guthrie, USAF, H e w a s a s s i g n e d t o A i r Tr a i n i n g
t h e D E L - C A P, o f fi c i a l n e w s p a p e r plish emergency missions.
f o r m e r l y D e p u t y f o r O p e r a t i o n s , Command for more than 10 years.
of the Delaware Wing.)
T h r e e C A P p l a n e s w e r e u s e d t o fl y s o r t i e s w h i l e t w o a d d i t i o n a l Ramstein, Germany, was recently At one period in his career he was
a p p o i n t e d C h i e f , S e n i o r Tr a i n i n g Chief of Electronic Warfare Trainplanes with their crews were on stand-by.
Division, National Headquarters, ing, Hq., Air Defense Command.
He was awarded the Air Force
N E WA R K , N . J . - - I n t e r m i t t e n t s n o w s t o r m s a n d c l o u d y s k i e s C i v i l A i r P a t r o l .
Colonel Guthrie is exceptionally Commendation Medal for his sucgreatly hampered the operations of local units participating in the
cess in this assignment. A rated
fi r s t a n n u a l C A P - C D e ff e c t i v e n e s s t e s t i n t h e N e w J e r s e y W i n g o f
,ilot with approximately 7,000 flythe Civil Air Patrol.
ing hours to his credit, he also
The exercise was held in accordance with the provisions of a
h o l d s FA A r a t i n g s a s t r a n s p o r t
recent mutual assistance agreement between the New Jersey Wing
p i l o t a n d i n s t r u c t o r.
and the state office of Civil Defense and Disaster Control.
The mission, simulating am enemy nuclear attack, on the
state, called for aerial flights to determine the amount ef fallout,
GUTHRIE joined the Army Air
traffic conditions, transportation of emergency personnel and
Forces in 1940 after entering the
ROBINS AFB, Ga. -- A reorgansupplies to disaster areas and the evacuation of wounded persons
Armed Forces through the Arizona
ization of Air Force Reserve Troop
from these sites.
State National Guard. He was
Carrier Wings was scheduled to
In addition to aerial flights, CAP units sent land rescue units
commissioned in May 1941. He
b e g i n J a n . 1 7 , L t . G e n . E d w a r d and crews to assist in the evacuation of wounded and to provide first
has completed tours in NewfoundJ. Timberlake, Commander of the
aid as needed.
land, the United Kingdom and
Continental Air Command, anCommunications between units was conducted entirely by CAP
G e r m a n y. D u r i n g W o r l d W a r l I
radio since the original problem assumed that all other types of
he flew B-24's out of England. His
G e n e r a l Ti m b e r l a k e s t a t e d t h e communications had been destroyed in the attack.
unit, the 486th Bomb Group, connew plan is designed to give greatBecause of the weather it was necessary in some cases to carry
vetted to B-17's, but the colonel
er flexibility and combat readiness o u t m i s s i o n s o r i g i n a l l y p l a n n e d f o r a i r c r a f t b y g r o u n d v e h i c l e s a n d
transferred to the 3rd Scouting
to the Reserve organizations.
land rescue teams.
Force where he flew P-5rs and
Seven wings not recalled to acMore than 160 seniors and 100 cadets took part in the exercise
completed his combat tour.
tive duty in the Cuban Crisis made using 20 land vehicles and 25 aircraft and 24 radio stations.
In addition to the Commendation
the change last month while the
A USAF evaluating team consisting of Majors William Nelligan
Medal, he has been awarded the
o t h e r e i g h t w i n g s w i l l g o u n d e r and Edward Grant, and Captain Edward Bosare, observed and graded
Distinguished Flying Cross with
the new plan on Feb. 11.
the effectiveness of the mission.
one oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal
Observers from the state Civil Defense office were Mrs. Dorothy
with two oak leaf clusters, the
U N D E R t h e n e w o r g a n i z a t i o n , B. Hays and Mrs. Robert O. Stewart.
Presidential Unit Citation, the Diseach wing will have self supportFrom the First Air Force Reserve Region were Lt. Col. Melvin
tinguished unit Citation and many
i n g A i r F o r c e R e s e r v e G r o u p s i n D. Freeman, USAF, and Capt. Norman H. Ess, USAF.
campaign ribbons.
its structure, with the wing headRepresenting CAP were Col. Nanette M. Spears, Wing commander,
Among his many assignments
quarters acting primarily as a plans a n d L t . C o l . A r t h u r S . D e n n i n g , d e p u t y.
during the past 22 years, Colonel
and policy agency and retaining
Mission commander was Lt. Col. Robert Q. Tiedje0 Little Silver, !
LT. C O L . G U T H R I E
Guthrie was liaison officer for Air
overall command. The concept of N.J., and the wing's CD coordinator.
Defense Command at SAC headeach Troop Carrier Squadron havquarters, Omaha, Neb., and coming its own support activities enmander of Constellation Squadrons
DES. MOINES, Ia.--Members of the Iowa Wing, Civil Air Patrol,
ables greater flexibility of recall.
f o r A i r b o r n e E a r l y Wa r n i n g a n d
had an opportunity to take part in-a realistic emergency exercise
Depending on the situation at
Control units at Otis AFB, Mass.,
when their units participated with the state's Civil Defense organizathe time of recall, the entire wing
and other Air Force installations.
tion in the annual effectiveness test.
or any unit thereof may be called
A graduate of both the UniverWASHINGTON, D.C. -- Free inAccording to one unit spokesman, the Iowa Wing proved its into active duty. It will not be necesspection stickers are being distrib- sity of Omaha, where he received
sary to recall all support functions, creasing potential in handling all types of emergencies.
his degree in General Education,
T h e e x e r c i s e t o o k p l a c e i n D e s M o i n e s w h e r e u n i t s p e r f o r m e d uted to aircraft owners by the Fedonly those needed to accomplish
aerial radiological survey, ground survey, decontamination operations, e r a l A v i a t i o n A g e n c y t o r e m i n d and the Command and Staff School,
the mission.
them of the date of their next pe- C o l o n e l G u t h r i e n o w l i v e s w i t h
Manpower totals, by wings, will s e t u p m e d i c a l t e a m s , a s w e l l a s m o b i l e a n d fi x e d c o m m u n i c a t i o n s riodic aircraft inspection~
his wife Laverne, and two children,
change only slightly under the re- locations.
Special Missions Squadron of Cedar Rapids coordinated the "on- T h e s t i c k e r i s a s i l v e r - c o l o r e d Donald, 14, and Gwendolyn, 9, at
organization, although there will
b e s o m e c h a n g e s i n t h e g r a d e scene" operations with Capt. Darlowe Oleson, commander, in charge. plastic tape overprinted in blue and 9 0 3 A r v a n a , H o u s t o n , Te x a s . T h e
Mission commander was Major Laven Hullinger, who was also the b e a r s t h e FA A s e a l . I t i s t h r e e Guthries have two daughters, Sharstructure. Cross-training into needed specialties and other means will W i n g ' s C D c o o r d i n a t o r. M a j o r H u l l i n g e r a n d h i s s t a ff w o r k e d o u t o f inches square and is similar in ap- o n , 2 0 , a n d J a n i c e , 1 9 , a t t e n d i n g
be used to keep present personnel their shelter at Fort Des Moines and coordinated activities throughout pearance to an automobile inspec- A r i z o n a S t a t e U n i v e r s R y, Te m p e ,
tion sticker.
i n t h e n e w s t r u c t u r e i f p o s s i b l e . the state.

Guthrie Selected to Head
Senior Training Division

ConAC Starts
Of Flying Units

Remind Pilots
Of Inspection



White Ends Career,
New Editor Named

Rescue Film
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In Columbus

N AT I O N A L H E A D Q U A RT E R S - - M S g t J i m W h i t e ,
~vho last month completed three years as editor of CAP
Times retired from the Air Force on February 1 after comCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- More
pleting 21 years military service. SSgt Morris Haxton will than I00 distinguished guests,
take over as new editor.
including CAP's deputy naWhite joined the CAP National
tional commander, Col. Joe L.
H e a d q u a r t e r s s t a ff i n N o v e m b e r,
Mason, attended a television
1959, and assumed editorship the
film preview-premiere of a
following January.
CAP search and rescue teleUnique among editors in that
mentary, produced as a public
.'he does not totally believe "the
service by Station WBNS-TV
1~en is mightier than the sword,"
in Columbus.
White can also wield an expert

sabre. In 1959, after surviving city,
The film, directed and produced
STATION CITE~Paul E. Yoakum, producer-director of WBNSstate and regional eliminations, he
by Mr. Paul E. Yoakum, station di.
TV in Columbus, Ohio, prepares to hang a Certificate of Merit
went on to compete in the U.S.
rector of operations, was previewed
National Fencing Championships,
on. Jan. 4 and telecast by the CBS
presented the station by Col. Joe L. Mason, CAP deputy naheld in Los Angeles, in the indiaffiliate, station on Jan. 9. The film
tional commander. Yoakum served as director-producer for a
vidual sabre events.
featured members of Ohio's Group
telementary film on CAP search and rescue, produced by the
VIII, commanded by Lt. Col. WilA resident of Newport, R.I.,
station as a public service.
liam Kight, who is also head of
White studied journalism at
Kight Advertising, Inc.
Rhode Island State, while working part time as wire editor on
. Ti t l e d " O p e r a t i o n S A R , " t h e fi l m
a daily newspaper.
was six months in production. A
He began his military career in
film production team flew to Robins AFB, Georgia, to shoot authe Infantry with a "side job" of
e d i t i n g t h e d i v i s i o n n e w s p a p e r.
thentic scenes of the Air Rescue
While earning three battle stars in
Center (MATS) role in a CAP resthe European Theater of Operacue mission. Federal Aviation
Agency facilities were also phototions, he also functioned as a comL U F K I N , Te x a s - - D a m a g e s r e - i n g a t L u f k i n , Te x a s , r e c e n t l y
graphed and included.
bat correspondent.
ceived to a USAF Reserve C-123B brought Reservists and local Civil
Narration of the film was han- aircraft making an emergency land- Air Patrol members together in an
In 1946, White's outfit, the 526th O k l a h o m a C i t y A i r R e s e r v e C e n A r m o r e d I n f a n t r y B a t t a l i o n , w a s ter; then to the Air Reserve Traindled by Group VIII's Maj. Joseph
emergency recovery project.
stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany.
R. Holbrook, who is also a memFollowing the landing, the airT h e u n i t b e g a n t o b r e a k u p a n d i n g W i n g a t E l l i n g t o n A F B ; w a s ber of the WBNS-TV announccraft was parked on an active runshifted to the air base unit to edit
ing staff.
rotate men back to the states unway which required the home order the point system. Deciding he the base newspaper The Skylander.
Col. Mason, who presented the
ganization, Detachment #1, 445th
would like to see Europe the right
National Media Certificate to the
In 1959 the National HeadquarTroop Carrier Wing (Reserve), to
way instead of "behind the sights
s t a t i o n ' s p r o g r a m d i r e c t o r, J o h n
remove the plane as soon as post e r s o f C i v i l A i r P a t r o l s h i f t e d t o Haldi, was accompanied by Lt. Col.
of a Garand rifle" White reenlistsible.
Te x a s , b u t l o s t t h e i r C A P Ti m e s Joseph H. Friedmann, national ined.
A recovery team was dispatched
(Ed. Note--The following article
After serving a stint wit~ the editor in the process. Sgt. White formation chief, and Maj. Virgil
E u r o p e a n e d i t i o n o f S t a r s a n d was transferred to the position he B e n s o n , a s s i s t a n t s e n i o r t r a i n i n g c o n c e r n i n g C i v i l A i r P a t r o l w a s t o t h e A n g e l i n a C o u n t y A i r p o r t i n
published in the December issue of L u f k i n w h e r e i t s m e m b e r s c o n chief.
Stripes at Pfungstadt, Germany, he i held until retirement.
A m o n g t h e d i s t i n g u i s h e d p r e - T H E A I R F O R C E R E C R U I T E R , tacted Major Ralph Hassett, combecame editor of the Wiesbaden
view guests were Brig. Gem R. E. official newspaper of the Recruit- mander of the CAP squadron there.
Post, official publication of USAFE
SERGEANT HAXTON comes to Mason, Jr., 83rd Division Artillery i n g S e r v i c e , A i r Tr a i n i n g C o m Major Hassett immediately
headquarters command.
furnished a CAP station wagon
the Information Office of National commander; Col. Raymond Rudell, mand, USAF.)
Headquarters from a three year i commander of the 301st Bomb
and jeep for use by recovery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A combin- t e a m m e m b e r s a l o n g w i t h h i s
IN MID-1948 White returned to
Wing at Lockbourne AFB; Col. Edthe states, and thus began a chain
of Civil
ward Dawson, 8378th Air Force Re- ation Airmen Air Patrol cadets and p e r s o n a l c a r t o h e l p t r a n s p o r t
Qualifying Examinaof circumstances that led to his
c o v e r y G r o u p ; M r . J . J . E g g s - tion testing is paying off in rising
crew members a distance of
becoming a "career man." Shortly
p u e h l e r, d i r e c t o r o f O h i o S t a t e p r o d u c t i o n fi g u r e s f o r M S g t . L e e seven miles for meals.
after his return, the Berlin BlockU n i v e r s i t y ' s S c h o o l o f Av i a t i o n ;
In a letter addressed to Col.
ade occurred, and the services beH o w a r d Ta y l o r, d e p u t y d i r e c t o r, M. Meadows, local USAF recruiter. P a u l C . A s h w o r t h , n a t i o n a l c o m gan recalling some military men
D i v i s i o n o f Av i a t i o n f o r t h e S t a t e
T h e s e r g e a n t h a s l e a r n e d t h a t mander, the commander of the Ret o a c t i v e d u t y. F e e l i n g t h i s w o u l d
of Ohio; and Sgt. Joseph Szabo, trim young CAP cadettes can be serve unit, Col. William J. Johnprobably happen to him, too, if he
Aviation Section of the Ohio State highly successful in promoting his s o n J r. , A F R e s , s a i d , " W i t h o u t
accepted his discharge, White reHighway Patrol.
Wednesday night examining ses- M a j o r H a s s e t t ' s s u p p o r t , o u r r e enlisted again.
covery operation would have exC o l . R o b e r t H . H e r w e h , Ohio sions.
In 1949 he shifted to Lackland
wing Commander; Maj. Von Fossen
The unusual idea occurred to tended a longer period of time, and
A F B a s e d i t o r o f t h e Ta i l s p i n n e r,
a n d s t a f f o f fi c e r s o f t h e G r e a t Sgt. Meadows almost by accident. at a considerable higher expense
then as cadre to Sampson AFB,
L a k e s R e g i o n l i a i s o n s t a f f , a n d Some time ago Charlotte recruitto the Air Force. It is my privilege
N.Y., where he organized and edm a n y m e m b e r s o f t h e O h i o W i n g ers had discovered that the aver.
to write this letter and commend
ited the Portal Journal. In midattended the showing.
Major Hassett and his organization
age high school graduate not in
1951 the Air Force decided to reA l l r o l e s i n t h e fi l m w e r e p o r - c o l l e g e o r i n t h e s e r v i c e h a d for a job well done. We, in the Air
activate San Marcos AFB, Texas,
trayed by CAP Group VIII memg o n e t o w o r k . T h i s m e a n t , i n Force Reserve, are proud to work
so White again became a cadre
bers in their regular assigned jobs, most instances, that they could side by side with the Civil Air Pam e m b e r, o p e n e d t h e i n f o r m a t i o n
with Col. Kight acting the part
not take the AQE during normal trol."
office and started another newspao f m i s s i o n c o m m a n d e r. O t h e r
Colonel Ashworth .forwarded the
working hours.
per, the San Marcos Helia-Notes.
members of the cast included Lt.
Something had to be done to al- l e t t e r t o t h e Te x a s W i n g c o m With his enlistment about to exJ. R. McCormick, Lt. Frank Saym a n d e r, C o l . M a r c u s R . B a r n e s ,
pire, fate in the form of the Koe r s , L t . H a r l a n H o r n e , S M H o p e leviate the situation, so Wednesday [and attached a letter of apprecianight testing was born.
rean "police action" stepped in, so
B u r k i t t , L t . Te d D u c h i n , S M A l a n
I tion in which he said, "The atR e c r u i t i n g b e i n g t h e s t r a n g e tached correspondence . .. attests
White again signed on the dotted
S t e e n s o n , M a j . P a u l K e m e r e r,
line for another hitch.
Capt. James Foley, SM Robert Mil- business that it is, however, the off- to the laudable job that Major HasThe year 1954 saw Sgt. White
l e r, S M H e r m a n J o n e s a n d S M duty sessions were not immediately sett and members of Group 14 did
t o u r o f d u t y a t B i t b u r g A i r B a s e , F r a n c i s K r o h n . S g t . S z a b o o f t h e successful. They had not, accord- d u r i n g t h i s e m e r g e n c y t h a t i s a
assigned to Elmendorf AFB, in
West Germany.
H i g h w a y P a t r o l a l s o p l a y s a r o l e ing to Sgt. Meadows, achieved their matter of pride to me as National
Anchorage, Alaska, as editor of the
Haxton, a native of Winnipeg, in the film.
full potential, even after extensive C o m m a n d e r o f t h e C i v i l A i r P a Sourdough Sentinel. The paper at
newspaper and radio publicity.
that time was a four page weekly Canada, is an American citizen
with only base circulation. Under now and calls Colorado Springs,
So the conclusion was reached
"I wish to extend to the memWhite's editorship, it expanded to Colorado, his hometown.
that something was lacking.
bers of Group 14 who participated
a 12-16 page newspaper with 12,He began his military career
B u t t h e s i t u a t i o n w a s s o o n r e - in assisting the recovery team and
000 circulation as the only mili- during the Korean Conflict and
s o l v e d . I t w a s d u r i n g a S a t u r d a y especially to Major Hassett my pertary paper in Alaska "south of the s e r v e d 1 8 m o n t h s i n S t . J o h n s ,
window-carding expedition (plac- sonal congratulations and thanks
B r o o k s R a n g e . " A l l r a d i o r e l a y Newfoundland, as his first duty asRICHMOND, Va.--Col. Stanhope ing recruiting posters in local shop for the outstanding assistance thev
and radar remote sites were added s i g n m e n t . F r o m t h e r e h e w e n t t o Lineberry, Middl.e East Region com- w i n d o w s ) w i t h m e m b e r s o f t h e f u r n i s h e d t h i s r e c o v e r y o p e r a t o t h e d i s t r i b u t i o n l i s t . I n a d d i - Air Defense Command Headquar- mander, met with the commanders C h a r l o t t e ' s C A P S q u a d r o n t h a t tion."
t i o n t o w i n n i n g fi r s t p l a c e i n t h e ters in Colorado Springs.
of the seven wings within the Re- M e a d o w s c o n c e i v e d t h e i d e a o f
world-wide newspaper contest, the
T h e r e 5 e m e t , a n d l a t e r m a r - gion in Richmond, Va., recently.
asking two of the cadettes to teleSourdough Sentinel also received r i e d t h e f o r m e r M a r i l y n B . M a d T h e m e e t i n g , h e l d i n t h e H o t e l phone prospective examinees. The Weekend Wife
a c i t a t i o n f r o m t h e A l a s k a P r e s s d o c k . I n 1 9 5 4 S S g t . H a x t o n d e - Jefferson, covered many phases of results were, he stated, truly amazN O R R I S TO W N , P a . - - A s a c u l Club for "outstanding news cover- c i d e d t o g i v e c i v i l i a n l i f e a t r y
t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l a c t i v i t i e s i n - ing.
mination to almost 14 months of
i t
and worked as a sales correspond- cluding a resume of the last Nationweekend work, the "Week.end
White's next assignment fol- e n t f o r a m a n u f a c t u r e r i n S t . al Executive Committee meeting by
ON SHORT ORDER, the cadettes W i f e " w a s r e c e n t l y u n v e i l e d b y
lowing his Alaskan tour was with Louis, Mo.
Col. Daniel F. Boone; the cadet ac- h a d fi v e p r o s p e c t s s l a t e d f o r t h e members of the North Penn SoarFirst Air Force at Mitehel AFB,
In 1957 Sergeant Haxton was re- t i v i t i e s f o r 1 9 6 3 b y M a j o r R a e A . next Wednesday.
ing Association, a non-profit orN.Y. When the base newspaper called to active duty and he decid- Behrens, USAF; operations by Lt.
That was Sergeant Meadow's last g a n i z a t i o n f o r m e d i n C A P N o r t h
lost its editor, he took over that
e d t h e n t o m a k e t h e U S A F h i s Col. John St. Clair, aerospace edu- day on the telephone. Now a group Penn Senior Squadron 904.
position, and the Mitchel Bea.
career. He took up military duties cation; communications and a pre- of young cadets arrive at the CharT h e We e k - e n d W i f e i s a g l i d e r,
con became a winner in another
a g a i n a t S c o t t A F B , I l l i n o i s , b e - sentation of a trophy to the Mary- l o t t e o f fi c e e v e r y S a t u r d a y m o r n - built by members of the squadron
world-wide competition.
fore going overseas in 1959.
l a n d W i n g c o m m a n d e r, C o l . W i l - ing. The cadettes telephone all the from a kit the association bought.
"On the road" was the way
T h e n e w e d i t o r o f C A P Ti m e s liam M. Patterson, for the outstand-young men slated for examination It took approximately 14 month to
White described the year of 1958. r e s i d e s w i t h h i s w i f e a n d f o u r ing information program within the and the cadets assist in researching construct--mostly on week ends-lie transferred from Mitchel to the children in Houston, Texas.
phone numbers.
hence the name.

Lufkin Unit Aids Reserves
In Aircraft Re,:overy Task

ICadets Assist
AF Recruiter

Regional Parley
Held in Virginia

Cadet Ranger Teams Complete
80-Mile March With Stretcher




ALLENTOWN, Pa.- Pushing forward in the face of biting winds and, frequently,
knee-deep snow, the Pennsylvania Wing's Ranger teams successfully completed an 80-T H E Y S AV E L I V E S .
mile cross-country trek in which a simulated casualty was carried from Avoca Airport L a t e l a s t w i n t e r t h e

at Scranton to AUentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport just north of
The long march staged under
adverse winter conditions was carried out by 20 different Ranger
teams with the first leaving Avoca
Airport. The trek, whose course
led straight through the heart of
the rugged Pocono Mountains,
was originally estimated to take
9 6 h o u r s . H o w e v e r, t h e W i n g
Ranger Section log revealed the
m a r c h t o o k 8 5 h o u r s , o r 11 l e s s
than was anticipated.

a t Av o c a A i r p o r t . R a d i o s t a t i o n s
W S A N a n d W K A P, A l l e n t o w n ,
carried accounts of the final leg,
one broadcast being made from
W i n g H e a d q u a r t e r s o v e r W K A P.
The Allentown Sunday Call.
Chronicle sent a photographer
and reporter to meet the last
team about five miles north of
Allentown and travel with it
into Wing Headquarters.
The only so-called incident during the entire time came when
the Feasterville Ranger team lost
The operation was designed by c o n t a c t f o r t w o h o u r s w i t h t h e
C o l . P h i l l i p F. N e u w e i l e r, P e n n - Ranger Communications Squadron
s y l v a n i a w i n g c o m m a n d e r, t o r e - truck traveling a highway parallelveal the capabilities of his Rangers i n g t h e i r c o u r s e . To s a f e g u a r d
t o w o r k u n d e r s e v e r e w i n t e r c o n - against any possibility of the team
d i t i o n s f o r l o n g p e r i o d s o f t i m e , getting off course, Col. Neuweiler,
as Well as show the wing's ability flying over the area, dropped them
to carry out its responsibilities un- a m e s s a g e d i r e c t i n g t h e t e a m t o
der the USAF Reserve Recovery move where radio contact could
again be established. This was
carried out and the team conThe casualty carry was believed to be the longest ever tinued to its pick-up point not far
a t t e m p t e d b y a C i v i l A i r P a t r o l from Kresgeville, Pa.
While radio contact was always
organization under adverse or
present, wing ambulances traveled
winter conditions. Each Ranger
t e a m i s m a d e u p o f 11 c a d e t s
and one senior officer.
Col. Neuweiler was quick to add
his "well done" to all those invalved--both Ranger cadets and
senior officers--as well as the
Ranger Communications Squadron
3102. The latter had its mobile
trucks out on the roads during the
entire carry and maintained communications at Wing Headquarters
and various fixed command posts
along the route between Scranton
and Allentown.
Aerial reconnaissance was maintained when weather conditions
p e r m i t t e d fl y i n g . C o l . N e u w e i l e r,
a c c o m p a n i e d b y v a r i o u s s t a ff o f ricer observers, flew several missions and at one point, dropped
a message to a team verifying
their immediate location.
T E A M S I N V O LV E D c a m e f r o m
Philadelphia, West Chester, Chester, Coatesville, FeasterviUe, Pottstown, Boyertown, Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, Ashland, Hazleton, Wilkes Barre, Scranton, Greeley and Carbondale. The first
carry was made by a combined
Scranton-Greeley team and the
final leg by Philadelphia Squadron
102's Ranger team led by Sgt.
Frank McKeaney.
The dramatic carry attracted
widespread public interest with
scores of people meeting the
teams at various 'pick-up' points
along the course. The 'pick-up'
points were places where Ranger
teams rotated the carry; one team
relieving another.
The hike was covered by television, radio stations and the
press. Three television stations
had cameramen for the beginning

the roads and highways should the
services of medical personnel be required. This continued day and
night while the trek was underway.
V I R T U A L LY A L L o f t h o s e i n valved had received intensive Ranger training at both the Wing Ranger Section's summer and winter
training camps at Hawk Mountain,
deep in the Blue Mountains some
34 miles northwest of Allentown.
While more than 200 personnel
took part in the 85-hour operation,
the responsibility for its success
could, for the most part, be attributed to such officers as Lt. Col.
Weaver, in over-all command, assisted by Capt. John McNabb, dep u t y w i n g R a n g e r Te a m s c o m mander; Lt. Emerson Jacobs, Ranger Communications Squadron Commander,; MaJ. Jame~ Geiger, Medical Squadron 3101 Commander;
Capt. James Rath and Lt. H. L.
Mayers, Ranger Teams Commanders, and those who assisted both in
the field and at Wing Headquarters.

pilot of a
high flying jet successfully parachuted from his crippled craft. He
landed in the top of a tree near
the Pearl River in Picayune, Mississippi. Contact was made shortly
thereafter with rescue aircraft by
use of the emergency radio carried by the pilot. The decision was
made to delay recovery until morning as the pilot was uninjured and
comfortably settled within the
branches of the tree. During the
night, ground rescue personnel prepared quickly and efficiently to
penetrate the swamp to recover the
pilot. By dawn the next morning
the rescue party was in place and
the pilot safely recovered from his
nesting place in t~e tree.
This is but one case that points
up the importance of search and
rescue units such as the one at
Keesler. Here, dedicated men form
the ground search and rescue team.
They include 10 sir policemen, one
ground safety officer, two medics,
two vehicle drivers from the motor
pool, two maintenance specialists
from the Air Base Group and six
s k i n d i v e r s f r o m t h e F i n Tw i s t e r s
Club. Team Commander is Major i
C . W. R o u s h , C h i e f o f S e c u r i t y
md Law Enforcement.
The team was organized in
1959 as a result of a command
d e c i s i o n a t t h e Te c h Tr a i n i n g
C e n t e r. T h e p r o x i m i t y o f l a r g e
b o d i e s o f w a t e r, t r e a c h e r o u s
streams, forests and swampy
areas provided a high potential
for personnel to become lost, seriously injured or drowned. The
one overriding requirement was
that the team have the capabilIty of moving promptly and efficiently to the aid of persons in
The base provost marshal was

given the assignment of organizing
and training the team and to have
a unit in operational readiness at
all times. Interest was high and
growth rapid.
The command post is an 8x 18
foot trailer van procured by the
Air Police, then modified by volunteers in their spare time. The
trailer is kept in operational readiness 24 hours a day and the team
can be assembled and dispatched
in less than 30 minutes.
In accord with the motivation
that established the unit in the
first place, it is always ready to
answer ~ call for help; is on standby for local Civil Defense organizations in any type emergency and
forms an important port of the
Base Disaster Operation Plan.
(Credit Aerospace Safety Magazine)

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CONGRATULATIONS--Gay. John H. Read, chief executive of Maine, seated, offers anniversary
congratulations to Col. Paul E. Burbank, left, Maine Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Harry B.
Winger, USAF liaison officer. The governor issued a CAP Week proclamation and presented it to
the two officers, who accepted on behalf of their wing.

BIRTHDAY FLIGHTS--One of the activities slated during CAP
week was orientation flights for the cadets of Santa Maria Composite Squadron, California Wing. Lt. Arthur M. Nunes, right,
squadron commander, briefs Cadet Lt. Donna Kriebel in preparation for her orientation flight.

PRESENTATIONmln honor of CAP's 21st Anniversary, Mayor
Robert Wagner of New York City proclaimed CAP Week in that
area. Deputy Mayor Edward Cavanaugh, left, presented the
proclamation to Moj. Hans Schott, center, and Maj. Norman
Strauss. Schott represented Manhattan group, and Strauss the
Bronx Group.

WINDOW DISPLAYmTo mark the 21st anniversary, this special window display was viewed by
the public in the window of Station WRCV-TV, the NBC station in Philadelphia. The display was
put together by members of Abington Composite Squadron, Pennsylvania Wing.
(Photo by Jules Schick, Philadelphia)





BASE SUPPORTmCol. Jack W. Saunders, seated, commander of Randolph AFB, San Antonio,
Texas, signed a proclamation commemorating CAP's anniversary. With Col. Saunders, are from
left, CAP WO (A/2c-USAF) Frederick Jordan, Lt. Thomas Hodges (USAF TSgt) and Capt. James
Lacey, squadron commander. Most of the officers of the Randolph Composite Squadron are on
active duty with the Air Force.

FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS--Five cadets of the Grand Forks Cadet
Squadron, North Dakota Wing, were presented with flight
scholarships during the special anniversary Parents Day olpen
house. The scholarships, donated by local business and c,vic
ergamzations, went to, front row from left, Cadets Emmett
Kleven and Bill Novotny. Rear. Cadets Douglas James, Phyllis
Thompson and hrnard ironczewskl. ,~ (Herald Photo)



Anniversary Highlights

HAPPY SIGHTnEveryone in Nashville, Tenn., knew CAP was
observing its 21st anniversary, for James Dew, Holiday Inn
manager, gave local CAP use of the inn's marquee to plug the
anniversary. Major James Gillespie, Group II information officer,
registers approval at the sign. (Staff Photo by Bill Goodman,
Nashville Banner.)

TALKING CAPnDiscussing CAP's anniversary celebration are, from left, Col. Gordon W. Curtis,
Jr., Georgia Wing commander; Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., Ma~,or of Atlanta, and Col. Winship Nunnelly, first Georgia Wing commander. Mayor Allen had )ust signed an official proclamation declaring CAP Week in Atlanta.

ON THE AIR~Citlzens of Biloxi, Miss., received the word on CAP's 21st anniversary celebrations
locally via television. Station WLOX-TV showed "The CAP Story" and then Lt. William Fraser
gave a short talk on CAP's history and missions. Mayor Daniel Guice read his CAP Week proclamation, and two cadets modeled cadet uniforms. From left are Lt. Fraser, Cadet Kitty Salmon,
Mayor Guice, and Cadet William Cleavelin. (Photo by WO John B. Blain, Biloxi CAP Sq.)

CAKE CUTTER--Lt. Col, Otis L. Phillips, Group II commander, Florida Wing, did the honors In
cutting the 21st Anniversary cake during Group II Annual Cadet Ball in Jacksonville. Awards and
trophies were presented to members during the evening's program, which else included dancing.


SWORN INBFollowing his official proclamation of CAP's anniversary, Minnesota Gay. Elmer L. Anderson, center, was sworn
in as an honorary CAP member. At left, Lt. Col. Bob Kost looks
on as Col. Richard T. Murphy, Minnesota Wing commander, administers the oath.

TROPHY PRESENTED---During the open house held by Mobile
Composite Squadron, Cadet MSgt Donald Johnson, right, was
honored as unit Cadet of the Year. Lt. Col. Allen T. Weaver, Jr.,
acting deputy base commander of Brookley AFII, Alabama, presented the trophy te Cadet Johnson, during the anniversary




Host of Activities and Ceremonies
Mark Bi thday Across the Nation
(Ed. Note--This will be the ]inal ~rapup on activities of CAP units across the nation in marking
CAP's 21st anniversary. UnFortunately it would be impossible to carry stories on every unit's program,
due to space limitations. However, CAP Times wishes to pass along congratulations ]or the line support
of the "coming of age.)"
MIRAMAR, Fla. -- Miramar CAP
Those donating the scholarSquadron marked the anniversary including a plane at one shopping
ships were Whitey's Care; Amerc e n t e r, t o p r o v i d e l o c a l p u b l i c i t y
by presenting a special plaque to
ican Legion Post 157. East Grand
for the 21st Anniversary.
the mayor and launching a new
F o r k s ; To r r e s o n O i l C o m p a n y ;
unit publication.
H A Z E L G R E E N , A l a . - - O n e o f Va l l e y A i r c r a f t , H e i R h o n e m u s ;
The emblem presented to Mayor the high spots of Rocket City Sen- Consolidated Construetian Company.
R i c h a r d C a l h o u n w i l l b e p l a c e d ior Squadron's activities during the
CAP Week was a special letter of
The scholarships were personalat the entrance to the city with
congratulations r e c e i v e d from ly arranged by Lt. Col. Al Novotny,
emblems of other city civic organ- world-famous r o c k e t scientist, squadron commander. Each scholizations.
arship was for $120, and next year
Wernher van Braun.
Novotny hoped that other merIn a personal letter to the unit
Yo n B r a u n , d i r e c t o r o f t h e
NASA-George C. Marshall Space chants, and civic and social organcommander, Mayor Calhoun wrote,
Flight Center at Huntsville,
izations would also donate to the
"The Civil Air Patrol is to be comscholarship program.
p l i m e n t e d o n i t s 2 1 s t b i r t h d a y.
wrote, "I wish to take lids oeea.
The contributions made to our war sign to offer you my sincere congratulations on the 21st annivere ff o r t i n t h e p a s t a n d t o s e a a n d
B AY O N N E , N . J . - - T h e B a y o n n e
rescue work both past and future,
sary of Civil Air Patrol . . . I
CAP Squadron marked the annih o p e y o u w i l l c o n t i n u e y o u r e f - v e r s a r y b y h o l d i n g t h e i r 11 t h a n made this organization one that we,
a s a c i t y, c a n b e p r o u d t o h a v e a forts to enlist, organize and oper- n u a l m i l i t a r y b a l l i n t h e D . A . V.
ate a volunteer corps of civilian H a l l , w i t h o v e r 1 0 0 m e m b e r s a n d
squadron carry the name of Miraairmen; and that your program
m a r. "
guests attending the festive affair.
Highlight of the evening was
Calhoun's letter concluded, "Your of aviation training and educa.
s q u a d r o n i s y o u n g b u t w i t h t h e tion, as well as authorized seareh t h e c r o w n i n g o f t h e k i n g a n d
queen of the Bail. These honors
type of leadership and community and rescue missions will continue
spirit already shown, I am sure we to be effective. Please convey to
went to Cadets Albert Stauss, Jr.,
and Carol Wohltman. Special
will observe your 21st anniversary the members of the squadron my
best wishes."
guests from wing and group staffs
as a squadron in 1983."
Other unit activities included an attended.
official proclamation of CAP Week
BOYERTOWN, Pa.--The Gen. b y M a y o r R . B . S e a r c y o f H u n t s R I C H M O N D , Va . - - T h e " C o m i n g
Carl A. Spoats Squadron marked
ville, appearances on television and of Age" was the theme of the 21st
the anniversary with a number a full page layout in the HuntsAnniversary Dinner-Dance held by
o f s p e c i a l a c t i v i t i e s . T h e s e i n . ville Times.
the Virginia Wing at the Hotel
eluded a prorlammtion by Mayor
Jefferson in Richmond.
Carl L. Speace of Boyertown, a
PORTLAND, Me. ~ Highlight of
Col. Alan C. P arkinson was inspecial radio broadcast, and an
assembly program at Boyertown the local observance of the anni- t r o d u c e d t o t h e m e m b e r s a n d
the only ori ina wing
A r e a H i g h S c h o o l f o r 8 t h a n d versaryawas n g r aproclamation, o m g u e s t s a s still active ingthatl posiperson l co
tulations, f r
9 t h g r a d s t u d e n t s . R a n g e r Gov. John H. Reed. The proclama- t i o n . M r. J o e l E l y, M E R d i r e c t o r
equipment was also set up and
tion was received from the gover- of aerospace education, was one
displayed in the school gym. Durnor by Col. Paul E. Burbank, Maine of the featured speakers.
ing that week's regular meeting, W i n g c o m m a n d e r, a n d L t . C o l .
service awards were presented
H a r r y B . W i n g e r, U S A F l i a i s o n
to seven unit members.
Palmer Farrington, Town Super(J
visor of Hempstead, Long Island,
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- ObG R A N D F O R K S , N . D . - - S o l o issued a special proclamation deservance of the 21st Birthday was flight scholarships were presented c l a r i n g C A P m o n t h o f t b e t o w n
a j o i n t a c t i v i t y o f a l l A l b u q u e r q u e t o fi v e o u t s t a n d i n g c a d e t s o f t h e of Hempstead. The proclamation
units, climaxed by presentation of G r a n d F o r k s C a d e t S q u a d r o n a s w a s a c c e p t e d b y C a p t . W i l l i a m
a CAP Week scroll by the City the unit held an open house and S n y d e r, N a s s a u C o m p o s i t e
P a r e n t s ' D a y a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Squadron I during a meeting of
Wing staff members, Squadrons N o r t h D a k o t a R O T C A r m o r y.
the town board.
1, 2 and 3, and Thunderbird SquadThe cadets winning the scholarr o n 4 , a l l m a d e v a l u a b l e c o n t r i - ships were Douglas James, Emmett
LIMA, Ohio--Everyone in downbutions to the local program, ac- Kleven, Phyliss Thompson, Bill town Lima knew CAP was celec o r d i n g t o M a j . I r w i n C . B a r r o w, Novotny and Bernard Bronczewski. b r a t i n g i t s 2 1 s t A n n i v e r s a r y, f o r
Squadron 1 commander, and anni- M a n y o t h e r s p e c i a l a w a r d s w e r e t h e h u g e P e p s i C o l a s i g n a t o p a
also presented. The ceremonies building in the downtown square
versary project officer.
CAP units set up eight locations also marked the 2rid anniversary carried the words "Celebrate 21st
around the city for CAP displays, of the squadron.
A n n i v e r s a r y, J o i n C i v i l A i r
The sign has proved to also be
a valuable recruiting aid, according to WO Roselyn Hates, unit inf o r m a t i o n o f fi c e r. L i m a i s t h e
home of Composite Squadron 901,
Ohio Wing.

Hughes signs CAP Week proclamation honoring the 21st Anniversary. Looking on are, from left, Lt. Col. Frederick S. Bell,
Lt. Col. Arthur Denning, and, seated, Col. Nanette M. Spears,
New Jersey Wing commander. (Photo by Tom Staten, Mercer
County CD-DC) Other Photos Pages 8-9.
wide range of activities to publicize locally the 21st Anniversary
of Civil Air Patrol.
These activities included a
proclamation by Mayor Robert A.
McNees, wear of cadet uniforms to
school on a designated day, radio
announcements and the annual anniversary dinner at the Holiday

of the anniversary with a Military
Ball held in the Moose Hall.
Cadet Christine Peterson was
elected and crowned queen of the
ball. The queen was crowned by
Mrs. Deana Kehler of Santa Maria.
Queen Christine, who has been a
CAP member for over a year, is a
senior at Arroyo Grande High

B A LT I M O R E - - M a y o r s o f s e v eral Maryland communities issued
proclamations declaring Civil Air
P a t r o l We e k a s p a r t o f M a r y l a n d
Wing's observance of the 21st Anniversary.
These included Mayor Joseph H.
Griscom, Sr., of Annapolis, Mary.
l a n d ' s c a p i t a l c i t y ; M a y o r P. G .
Mebourne HI, Laurel; Mayor
Werner Buchal, Bel Air; and
Mayor Joseph L. Mathias of Westminster.
Catonsville Composite Squadron
focused attention on CAP with a
month-long exhibit in Arbutus
Junior High School, plus a window
display in a downtown shop in
At the Catonsville unit's ann u a l a n n i v e r s a r y p a r t y, D a n i e l
K. AbeH was named 1962 outstanding cadet. Cadet Donald
Vore received the commander's
trophy. American Legion citisenship medals were presented to
Cadets Alvin Ruppel and Carl
R . C r a y m e r, J r. A V F W c i t i z e n ship medal was also presented
to Cadet John S. Merrill. A
four-piece band, directed by
C a d e t C a r l C r a m e r, p r o v i d e d
musical background for the
Glen Burnie Composite Squadron marked the birthday with a
squadron dance. Elkridge Cadet
Squadron was praised in a special
editorial in the Baltimore NewsPost which concluded by saying,
"Maryland is proud of its CAP
organization, now entering its 21st
The Maryland Wing Cadet Council's anniversary dance, reported in
an earlier issue of CAP TIMES,
was postponed until spring. The
postponement was announced just
a few days before the event was
scheduled, but was too late to kill
the CAP TIMES story already in
print. (This excellent roundup of
Maryland Wing activities was provided by Lt. Col. Arthur Robidoux,
wing ir~ormation officer.)

BELOIT, Wis.--Scholarships and
other awards were presented to
members of the Beloit Composite
Squadron during the Anniversary
B a n q u e t h e l d a t t h e B e l o i t To w n
M a i n s p e a k e r w a s M r. H e r b
C h r i s t a l n s o n , B e l o i t C D d i r e c t o r.
Special recognition was made to
M r. a n d M r s . To r y Tr u e o f R o c k
C o u n t y A i r p o r t . T h e Tr u e s h a v e
been paying the County Board $20
a month for two years for hangar
rent for the unit's L-16. They also
have presented an annual flight
scholarship of $100 to cadets. This
year's winner was Cadet Lt. Fred
Foreman, cadet commander.

--E ,PS,EAD, N. Mr.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa---Cedar
Rapids Composite Squadron anniversary program was high.
lighted with a special television
appearance over Station KCRGTV, and a proclamation by Mayor Robert M. L. Johnston of
Cedar Rapids.


E VA N S V I L L E , I n d . - - E v a n s v i l l e
CAP Squadron marked the 21st
Birthday with an evening open
house program at the Naval Res e r v e Tr a i n i n g C e n t e r i n E v a n s vilie.
Mayor Frank McDonald also
signed a proclamation for observa n c e o f t h e w e e k l o c a l l y. G r o u p
13 and the squadron received extensive news coverage on radio and
in local newspapers.

ROYALTY--The Lake Charles Cadet Squadron marked the anniversary with their annual dinner-dance at the Chennault AFB
Officer's Club. An estimated crowd of 357 members and guests
saw Mary Jane Long, center, crowned queen, and Cadet Randy
LeBlanc named king. Moj. Pearl Ward, left, presided at the

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Northeast Florida Group II held its annual Cadet Military Ball in conjunction with the anniversary at
the Mayflower Hotel in Jacksonville. Special trophies and awards
were presented during the evening's program.


OAK RIDGE, Tenn.--Oak Ridge
Composite Squadron scheduled a

S O M E RV I L L E , N J . - - I n c o n .
nection with the anniversary, the
Somerville Composite Squadron
held an open house program for
the public in the administration
building. Displays were set up
and films shown. Awards to
cadets were also made.

N O RT H P L AT T E , N e b . - - A n a n nual squadron banquet was held by
the North Platte Composite Squadron in the Elks Lodge club room,
with over 40 persons in attendance.
Mayor and Mrs. A. T. Larson, both
CAP members, were special guests
for the party. Dancing followed the



AT L A N TA , G a . r a i n r e c o g n i t i o n o f t h e 2 1 s t A n n i v e r s a r y,
M a y o r I v a n A l i e n , J r. , i s s u e d a
formal proclamation declaring
CAP Week in Atlanta. The
proclamation was presented in
the Mayor's chambers in City
H a l l t o C o l . W i n s h l p N u n n a l l y,
first commander of Georgia
Wing, and Col. Gordon Curtiss,
Jr., present wing commander.
M T. P L E A S A N T, M i c h . - To
m a r k t h e a n n i v e r s a r y, a g r o u p a t
nineteen cadets from the Mt,
Pleasant CAP Squadron, were entertained at the Municipal Airport
for orientation flights and other
special ceremonies. Cadet Joe
Berry was presented with his CAP
s o l o w i n g s , b y C W O J o h n B e r r y.
hill, cadet commander.
K AT Y, Te x a s - - A p r o c l a m a t i o n
b y K a t y M a y o r A r t h u r M i l l e r, a n d
a window display at Norwood's
were part of the program slated
by the Katy Composite Squadron
Other members joined Houstor
area units in a special program a~
Hulen Armory in Houston.

K E E S L E R A F B , M l s s . - - A l i v,
appearance on Station WLOX-TV
a proclamation by Mayor Danie
Guice of Biloxi and a dinner-opel
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house at headquarters on Keeslel
S A N TA M A R I A , C a l i f . - - S a n t a A F B , w e r e a m o n g t h e a c t i v i t i e :
Maria Composite Squadron 105, h e l d b y t h e B i l o x i C o m p o s i t ,
wound up a week-long observance Squadron to mark the anniversar~


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ANNISTON, Ala. -- Members of the Alabama Wing,
CAP, along with Civil Defense
organization personnel studied together for two days during a special cGurse in Aerial
Radiological Survey procedures recently.

S/M Lynn Plagge, a junior at
W i t t e n b e r g U n i v e r s i t y,
Springfield, still finds time to
maintain an active interest in
Civil Air Patrol and to continue flying lessons.

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Representatives from the nationFIRST REPORTED--Janesville Composite Squadron, Wisconsin
She is assigned to Springfield
al, state and local Civil Defense
Composite Squadron 702 during the
units were present when Col. LuWing, has reported what may be a CAP "first" when they recentschool year. A resident of BarringSAME PRICE BREAKDOWN
cerne A. Parks, commandant of
ly s i g n e d u p 1 3 - y e a r - o l d M a r l i n S m i t h a s a c a d e t . T h i s i s t h e
ton, Ill., her home squadron is
the Chemical Corps School welAS NAMEPLATE ABOVE
first recruit reported since the lowering of the age for cadets to
based at Glenvlew Naval A~r Sta "
comed the "students" to Fort Mc..
13. From left, are WO Roberts Smith; Cadet Lt. Duane Bratkze,
Clellan, Ala.
standing, cadet commander; Recruit Smith; Capt. Marvin Smith,
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tice aerial survey using Army H-21 p i l o t i n y e a r s o f fl y i n g t i m e i n t h e i s t h e r e , s h a r i n g t h e p l a q u e w i t h " f e l l i n l o v e " w i ~ h fl y i n g a s t h e
helicopters. Each student received s t a t e o f I l l i n o i s . B a c k i n 1 9 1 0 , t w o o t h e r n a m e s ; t h o s e o f O r v i l l e r e s u l t o f a C A P o r i e n t a t i o n fl i g h t
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meters before undertaking the field he took his first plane aloft. "That
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training other members within
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their local units. Two hours of the ml "Early Birds," a group of about
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F E B R U A RY, 1 9 6 3 .



Former CAP Senior
Enjoys Duty in Peru
FREMONT, Neb.--"I hope to serve them as their teacher, but also as their uncritical friend." Michael Eiland, forme r m e m b e r o f F r e m o n t S q u a d r o n , C A P, a n d n o w a P e a c e
Corps volunteer explained what he hoped to accomplish when
sentto South America as a member of the Peace Corps.
This was three months ago.
Eiland is now in Izcuchaea, Peru, taken the time to show them how
working with another volunteer to to improve their way of living."
assist the residents of the village in
In a letter to his former CAP
a nutrition program for school commander, Capt. William Maltachildren. At the present time he berg, Eilan-d said, "Izcuchaca is
assists in serving a breakfast meal really a swingin' place. The people
of powdered milk, rolls, and corn- are the nicest and friendliest in
meal mush to the children.
the world and the kids are the
His observations about this be- cutest to be found anywhere.
"At present we have 18 .schools
ginning effort are, "It's quite a
[eeling to be one of two Americans with about 1,900 kids to feed in
In town and receiving the thanks of our health and nutrition program.
these kids and their parents. One Next term, we'll expand all over
teacher told me her students want the province and start a lunch, too.
"All this food, milk, flour, cornto write a letter to President John
F. Kennedy to thank hlm for what meal and cooking oil, Is suPplied by
the United States is doing. It makes the United States under the Allime feel good to know that rm of ance for progress. I'd like to get
someone at home who's crying
name use around here."
Eiland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. about taxes to take a tour around
Gordon Eiland of Fremont, attend- these schools and see the kids dure4 an extensive training course in ing the serving of breakfast; they
Puerto Rico before departing for actually say, 'Thanks to the United
Peru. For four weeks in Puerto States for this food'. It's a good
Rico he trainind in rock climbing illustration of where our tax dolbiking, running obstacle courses lars are going."
and swimming. Other training inluded nine weeks at th~ University
UPON ARRIVAL in tzcuehaea
of Puerto Rico where he spent 12 Eiland and his co-worker lived in a
hours a day in classes on nutrition, room in a school building. "We had
Spanish, Latin American history, to bring water by bucket from the
world affairs, health, medicine, town about a half mile away. There'
physical education and Communist was no electricity but we did have
our trusty lanterns. Actually, we
While a member of the Peace preferred it there but they told us
Corps, Eiland earns the same as the roof leaked when it rained so
his Peruvian counterpart which a few days ago we moved to our
is about $100 a month. After his present quarters.
two years as a volunteer the
"This time we have electricity
from 6 to 12 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 a.m.
U.S. Government will pay him
$75 for every month served.
but we still have to carry water.
Eiland points out his motives for This time the fountain is acroes the
becoming a member of the Peace street so it's not too bad."
Corps by saying,. "The condition of
Izcuchaca is located in southern
these people is not brought on by Peru in a valley about 11,000 feet
stupidity, but because no one has up in the Andes.


POISED--A battery of Nike-Ajax missiles stands poised in the background at the US Army missile
site on Lido Beach, N.Y., during a tour made of the site by cadets of the Manhattan Cadet
Squadron ~2, N.Y. Wing. Cadets and their escorts are shown here with Army personnel assigned
to the site. Touring the site was part of a day-long trip taken by the squadron to various aviation
facilities in the New York area.

Cadet's Training Pays offICadets Visit
When Fire Destroys HomelMissile Site
LINDEN, NZ.--The ability to Francis J. Burns, emmcilman of1
handle himself in emergency sit-the 5th ward, to secure tempoJ~y~
u a t i o n s c o u p l e d w i t h h i s C i v i l A i r s h e l t e r, c l o t h i ~ a n d m o n e y t o a s - l l n N e w
Patrol training were of real value sist the Bleeher family.
to Cadet John Blecher of the Lin- Cadet Blecher has been a mereden Composite Sq., recently.
bar of CAP for 3% years.
N E W Y O R K C I T Y, N . Y.
While his parents were away
Getting a close look at a Nikefrom home their house in Linden
caught fire. Cadet Blerher was at
Ajax missile site, touring New
home with his brothers and sisters
Yo r k A i r R o u t e T r a f fi c C o n and was able to take charge of the
trol Center, and seeing a Consituation and evacuate the family
vair 880 .up close at the TWA
without injury. The house was gutmaintenance hanger were all part
ted by the fire.
of a one day tour taken by members
Later, members of the squadALLENTOWN, Pa. ~ The Penn- of the Manhattan Cadet Squadron
ron as well as friends and neigh- sylvania Wing, CAP, will provide 2, New York Wing.
bors of the family, combined ef- medical facilities and temporary
First stop on the tour was US
forts under the direcUon of Mr. field hospital for the commemora- A r m y N i k e - A j a x s i t e a t L i d o
tion of the Battle of Gettysburg to Beach, N. Y. Members of the squadbe held during the first week of ron viewed a film explaining the
Army missile and heard a lecture
Plans for the use of both medical by Capt. Alfred King, commander,
and ground personnel at the cen- about the role of the Nike-Ajax in
tennial of the famous battle during air defense. La~er cadets were taken
the Civil War are being made by on a tour of the site and watched
Col. Phillip F. Neuweiler, wing the missiles raised to the launch
commander, and Major J. E. GeiDAYTON, Ohio--Col. John O. ger, commander of the Medical position.
Second stop of the day was at
Swarts, retired commander of the Squadron 3101 based at Allentown,
New York Route Traffic Control
Great Lakes Region, CAP, was pre- Pa.
Center at Idlewild International
sented the Civil Air Patrol's DisThe Wing Medical section was Airport. Cadets were briefed ~,u
tinguished Service award recently appointed to serve as medical
IFR flight plan processing and
at a dinner in his honor at Gentile arm for the observance by Brig.
AFB, Ohio. The award was prewatched a controller "work" :.n
Gen. Malcolm Hay, State Adjuaircraft while monitoring its po.
sented by Col. Lyle Castle, present
tant General, and chairman of sition on radar.
region commander, who also gave
the committee for the commemCol. Swarts a gold watch.
The final trip of the day took
Many people of the Great Lakes
A directive has gone out to other cadets and their escorts to TransRegion who have been associated wing units pointing out that the world Airways hangar where they
with Col. Swarts during his 21- operation will entail various other visited the dispatcher's office. Mr.
year career in CAP attended the services and units will be notified Joseph L'Episcapo, also a major in
dinner. Among them were CAP as to their responsibilities in the the Queens Group, CAP, explained
and USAF personnel.
his function and guided the cadets
near future.
Col. Swarts retired from
It is anticipated that between on an inspection trip of the Conactive Civil Air Patrol duties 200,000 and 300,000 people will va~.r 880.
recently after having been one visit the battlefield during the
Thirty cadets and three escorts
of the original members when
were involved in this day-long tour.
daily programs.
the organization was founded in
1941. He began in CAP as a
senior member and advanced
through the grades to Colonel.
He was appointed region comNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS in this category, the activities and
mander in 1958. Prior to this he - - A p o t e n t i a l s o u r c e o f n e w benefits of CAP membership and
was deputy commander. He was s e n i o r m e m b e r s i n C i v i l A i r how these opportunities would dialso commander of the Ohio Wing Patrol was the subject of a letter rectly benefit them in service life
for six years. In 1953 he was es- to the editor of CAP TIMES re- in the Air Force.
cort officer for cadets in the IACE cently by Major Bernard J. MinarMaj. Minardi wrote, "Unit comprogram to Sweden.
di, director of administration for manders would be wise to take
Col. Swarts holds the Blue Serv- the Illinois Wing.
advantage of this situation by pubice Ribbon with oak leaf cluster For unit commanders who may licizing the opportunities in Civil
and the Meritorious Service Award not have considered this possi- Air Patrol available to young
for his work in establishing an aviation workshop at the Miami Uni- bility the TIMES passes along men of draft age."
Maj. Minardi's idea.
A direct appeal to young men
versity in Oxford, Ohio.
Young men of draft age might might bring membership rosters
be interested in learning about to a new high. Even if the new
CAP since membership would give members remain with CAP only
Ov,A,s s,,v,c, ~ "! m,H,,A~o, ~, them certain advantages over other a year or two they will still make
men just entering military service. valuable contributions to the
The Illinois CAP officer pointed USAF through their exporiencem
L 411 Ik
out to some young men he knows in Civil Air Patrol.


Wing to Assist

Swarts Retires
After 21 Years



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NOW IN PERU--Michael Eiland, former member of the Fremont, Nebraska, CAP Squadron and now a member of the
Peace Corps, points to a little town on the map of Peru where
he is now serving as a volunteer. This picture was taken before
his departure from Nebraska for Peru. The 23-year-old Peace
Corps volunteer is living in a valley in the Andes Mountains-11,000 feet up--and assisting residents of the town in a nutrition program. (Photo courtesy of Guide & Tribune, Fremont)

Member Source Cited By Major




rAdvisors Hold Two Conclaves;
ap Aerospace Education Plans
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r e c t o r o f e d i t o r i a l a n d c u r r i c u l u m . Ro~ky Mountain Region. Mr. 0gin
Region directors attending were l attended the conferenee also and
M r. A n t o n e A . S t r a u s s n e r J r. , represented Wings within his ReG a r d e n C i t y, L o n g I s l a n d , N . Y. , gion of Colorado, Idaho, Montana,~
d i r e c t o r o f t h e N o r t h e a s t R e g i o n . Utah and Wyoming.
A r e a s u n d e r M r. S t r a u s s n e r ' s d i Attending the conference from
r e c t i o n a r e C o n n e c t i c u t , M a i n e , t h e P a c i fi c R e g i o n w a s M r. L . D .
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, " P a t " C o d y o f H a m i l t o n , A F B ,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode C a l i f o r n i a . H i s r e g i o n i n c l u d e s
I s l a n d , Ve r m o n t a n d N e w Yo r k .
Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada,
M r. J o e l R . E l y, S u m t e r, S o u t h Oregon, and Washington.
Carolina, is director of education
for the Middle East Region. His
state areas include Delaware,
Maryland, the National Capital,
North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
-Also at the com/eremce was
M r. We s l e y R . K i m b a l l , e d u c a FREE CAP DECALS!
tion directe~r for the Great Lakes
with every l~rckome
Region whieh hteludes Illinois,
I n d i a n a , K e n t u c k y, M i c h i g a n ,
Brand Hew!
Ohio, and Wisconsin. Mr. Kimball
c a m e f r o m Wright. Patterson
AFB, Ohie.
M r. K e n n e t h C . P e r k i n s i s t h e
director of the Southeast Region
and came to the eonterenee from
N a s h v i l l e , Te n n . H i s r e g i o n r e M--4e-4Z
i sponsibitities include Alabama,
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s e n t t o e a c h C A P - U S A F l i a s i o n NationaI Headquarters onferenee
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LAW ENFORCEMENT major--Choosing an unusuo! course of
: t o h e a t I A C E w i n g s f o r d i s t r i b u - responsibilities extend over Iowa,
study, Cadette Staff Sergeant Carol Nyquist, )8, is the only t i o n t o p r o j e c t o f fi c e r s , p e r t i ¢ i p a - Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ne~#udes:
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Representing the Southwest RePaSo A[ta Composite Sq. 70, Ca|if. Wing. Cedette Nyquist is
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M r. J o h n M . O g l e , d i r e c t o r o f
IACE project officers, and miscel- aerospace education from Denver,
laneous USAF and civilian digni- Colorado, is responsible for the
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Representative p~ctures from
all sizes
the National March ef Dimes
each of the vountries visited T~
lice mad the Multiple Sclerosis So. Foundation.
Helping to arraDge details for American cadets are featured in
at one low
e i e t y. M a r y l a n d W i n g ' s m e d i c a l
odd 50 pe
unit was em duty for 17 straight CAP's participation in the drive the book as well as photographs
Wares mlmLMet, windpront, satin h, dll,
were Lt. cog. Herbert E. Hammond. t a k e n ~ f o r e i g n c a d e t s o n t h e i r
hours during the program.
slmil. Extr~ I~le Me,tea Fur Coital
Group III commander and Lt. Col. t o u r s i n v a r i o u s l o c a t i o n s w i t h i n
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~qse~, zil~se~ delve pocket, mW chtsure
throughout the show as they Inn- Mountain Region director of inside pockets. Sizes S--34.36; M,--31F40;
Names of participating cadets
WA S H I N G TO N - - S e n i o r m e m L--42-44; XL--48-50. AF Bhm or Sage
d i e d t h e i r a s s i g n m e n t s . F o r ~ n e formation.
awe aIso a feature of the book.
bers of Civil Air Patrol, whether
c a d e t i t w a s a d a y t o r e m e m b e r.
or not they have previous serviee
Actor Doug McCIure chose Cadet
with the Air Force or its reserve
Esta Listman, Severna Park Cadet
fortes, are now eligible for active
SquaOron, to dance the closing
membership, including the privinumber.
lege of holdin~ office, in the Air
$59s odd S0c pp
sizes 14-17
Maj. Ann Patterson, Maryland
Forte A~um¢iation.
Cease B unifotm--fin~ for flying. Perfect
Wing pla~ and programs office~
This information was contained
eald weeeh~ shbt. Ate d**ve kas~ks.
i n p r i v a t e l i f e A n n M a r, N a t i o n a l
in a letter o/ appreciation to CAP
S a l e s C ~ r d i J ~ t e r f o r W B A L . T V,
TIMES for printing previous storYUST RECEIVED
was Iiaison officer for the project
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sent by Mr. Richmond M. Kee~ey,
mander of Group 1 as project of- a greup from Manhattan Cadet
T h e g r o u p s a w m i l e s e f w i r e , AFA Membership director.
r i c e r f o r C A P.
S q u a d r o n 2 d u r i n g a r e c e n t fi e l d thousands of pounds ~ metal and
Keeney wrote that at the 1962
Meanwh~e, in another ommu- t r i p . I n a d d i t i o n t o t h e u n i t ' s o w n a c o u p l e o f h u n d r e d p o u n d s o f National Convention in Las Vegas,
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March of Dimes fund raJsing
A ehactered bus carried the
G r o u p t o G r u m m a n ' s B e t h p a g e ton, L~., and the Grumman-Pecon- AFA's aerospace objectives. This
&and N~. ALL WOOL
does not include active duty miliCAP pilots w~ take k~d resi- (Long I s l a n d ) manufacturing ie Airport
Grumma~-Peconic is the flight tary personnel, who may become
dents on fli4zhts in privately owned pIant where they toured more than
t e s t a n d l ~ o d u c fi o n t e s t f a c i l i t y. Service members.
p l ~ m ~ s f o r a p e ~ y - a - I ~ u n d , w i t h three relies of the vast facility.
Genuine loather sweat$~m95
band and Peak . . .
The association also retained the
Along endless aisles of huge ma- Using the I0,000-foot runway, proproeee~ going to the March eJ
AN sizes . . .
d u t i o n a n d t e s t - e x p e r i m e n t a l eadet membership at half price for
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or landing,
Force Academy and AFROTC.
i s M r s . A r t h u r C . A g a n J r. , w i f e s t e e l p r e s s e d , d r i l l e d , d r a w n ,
In conclusion, the membership
of a. USAF Major General statiew
director wrote, "The Civil Air Paed at Ent AFB in Colorado
trol has long been a staunch eleSprings.
SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, N. J. m e n t o f A i r F o r c e A s s o c i a t i o n
Sizes 36, 31, 40~m95
Also on tl~ committee is Major
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~ W O G e o r g e G . Wa d d ~ , m e m b e r m e m b e r s h i p . T h a n k y o u f o r y o u r
General Earl C. Bergquist, USA
~r 50¢ pp
4) Re~ssued;--ex¢. ¢on(t.
o f t h e S h a r k R i v e r S q . , C A P, a n d support."
(Ret), military representative of
unit p~o~, recently flew ~ misB A LT I M O R E - - M a r y l a n d W i n g
b~ad new', wE m ......
has a net gain of one new squad. s i e s i n a n 1 , - 1 ~ a t t h e r e q u e s t o f
?~ew, Jersey Wing Headquarters to
Swift, mperier service is wlmt yon
roR with the activation of two cadet a ~ i s t t h e s t a t e ' s D e p a r t m e n t a l l
traits and the deactivation of the
Wiu always receive when you plane
]~.a~tuarters Band Squadron.
Reason for the t~ight was to'
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All your orders here. Take the
Newcomers to the Wing are the gather information about the conC o l l e g e P a r k C a d e t S q u a d r o n centration of various tame birds
G.~swerk out of per(hosing &
sizes 28-31 7*,~r
which meets We&~sday evenings i n t h e s h o r e a r e a s o f t h e s t a t e .
a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f M a r y l a n d A r.
Get the best for less at an
I1' ~qtel~Pt
mory in College Park with Capt.
MeIvin K. ~ack as commander, and
Established dealer of
Write for tee
the LaureI Cadet Squadron, meetRegulation CAP lmlgnle &
ing on Wednesda~ even£ng at the
American Legion Post 60 B~Ading
in Laurel. WO David D. CL~k is
208 So. State Street
commander ef this unit which was
Salt Lake City 11, Utah
form~er~ a ~ght o~ t~e Odento~
e sure to wrffe for ca~/o~ NO~
Education Advisory Committee was
i discsssed and a letter from Col.
Paul C. Ashworth, national commander, read to the cduc.ators.
Still under the external division
of the aerospace education confer!enee the members looked into coni tacts established by the regional
directors at the region, state and
community levels in education, aviation, space, industry and other
related fields.
The conference was concluded
with a critique.
Members of the staff of the National EdUcation Center at the conf e r e n c e i n c l u d e d M r. W e b b , M r.
Jo~m V. Sorenson, assistant director; Mr. Charles J. Wood~ director
of the audio visual division and
his assistant, Mr. James O. John-


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HONORARY MEMBERSHIP -- Mr. Fred Parker, 74 year old
pilot living in Bridgewater, S.D., is shown here acceptinp, the
certificate making him an honorary member of the Civ,I Air
Patrol. Shown with Mr. Parker are $Sgt. Ekeland (left) and 1st
Lt. Richard Tracy of the Mitchell CAP Squadron. Mr. Parker
began his flying career as a young man in Minnesota and when
fie stopped counting his flying time years later he had logged
over 10,000 hours in the air.

Pioneer Aviator Honored
By Wing in South Dakota
BRIDGEWATER, S.D.---Still fly- type aircraft. The certificate he
ing at 74 and the proud possessor carries bearing Orville Wright's sigOf a certificate signed by Orville nature was given him at the 1912
Wright, Mr. Fred Parker of Bridge- international air meet in Chicago
~ater, recently received an honor. in which he participated.
~ry membership in the South Da- During World War I Parker wu
kota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. a flying instructor and later a pilot
Mr. Parker was presented with in Germany where he was wounded
the certificate of membership at in the leg. Following the war he
went to work for the Ottumwa,
AP Squadron where he received Iowa, Aircraft Works.
e honorary membership signed During the 1930s pilot Parker
hySpecial meeting of the Mitchell and his wife and three children
Col. Paul C. Ashworth, national
mmander, and Col. John Page, earned the name of the "Flying
P, wing commander.
Parkers" since all of them were
The 74 year old pilot began his pilots. One of the sons, Farnam,
lying career as a young lad in was considered one of the youngest
innesota in 1906. Since that time pilots in the U.S. when he earned
has logged over 10,000 flying his license at the age of 14. A
urs. "After I totaled 10,000 daughter ,now living in Ohio, was
Ehours," he said recently, "I quit one of the first women in the U.S.
logging my time."
to fly. Another son, Wilbur, no
As a young man Parker teamed longer flies, but chalked up 20 misup with another man and traveled sions during the Korean Conflict.
the state and county fair circuit
Parker now spends his time
and air shows using a hydrogen working on the development of a
filled gas bag for their flights.
plant to manufacture exercisers
A native of Appleton, Minn., and small merry-go-rounds in South
Parker soon changed from lighter- Dakota. He also designed and is
han-air balloons to gilders. He presently marketing a patented
ogged over 1,200 flights and by clothes-line hook which he made in
he age of 18 was flying a pusher- a plant at Bridgewater.



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Hollywood, Fla.
Middle East Region
Aug 23-2,5
Wilmington, Del.,
Rocky Mt. Region
Sept 6-8
Hotel Dupont.
Great Lakes Region
Sept 13-15
No site selected as yet.
Milwaukee, Wis.,
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Sept 20-22
Plankington Hotel.
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No date set
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Pacific Region
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FAA Orientation Course June 23-2S
Oklahoma City, Okla.
International Air Cadet
July 14.Aug 9
Space Age Orientation
Aug 25-31
Chanute AFB, Ill.
Aerospace Age Orienta- Aug 11-17
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
tion Course
Date and location not selected as yet.
Jet Orientation Course
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Date and location not selected as yet.
12th Annual Texas
Texas A&M, Bryan, Texas.
Feb 24-26
Agricultural Aviation
Lawyer-Pilots Board of Mar 1-3
New Orleans, La.,
Directors Meeting
American Ass'n of Air. May 6-8
Ft. Lauderdale,
port Executives
May 21-24
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Dallalt Texas.
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New Meeting

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country and would even die for
it according to all the traditions
and glories of the USAF.
With that thought in mind, let
me advance the thinking of Mr.
John J. Boese, concerning his
December letter on having the
CAP umi'orm "become of age." As
things are now, the Class A type
uniform foIlows, after a manner
the Air Force pattern: but all the
others foilow the Army Air ForceWa r I I v i n t a g e . T h u s w e n o w
end up with our "bandito" effeot;
i.e. a little of this and a little of
tha.t with nothing sacred.
Therefore, may I also offer a
solution and not a substitution.
My formula is very simple. Let
CAP follow the Air Force in all
details and changes automatically.
Whatever the Air Force does, so
should CAP. Since it is necessary
to show an absolute distinction
between the volunteers of CAP
and the paid personnel of the Air
Force, the breast patch, as it is
now or maybe something more
dignified, would suffice.
If ¢his war enacted, CAP members would not have to be put
through all those added expenses
to acquire all those problematical
and dubious substitutes. Also, it
would avoid those embarrassing
momer~ts explaining that the CAP
on the uniform stands for Civil
Air Patrol and not the Canadian
Air Force.
Hartford, Conn.

issue of CAP TIMES. He has (AF type) and as though we don't
touched on a subject which I too care how the uniform looks.
am deeply concerned about. I
With the flight cap, I say the
agree with what he has to say and only thing that should go on the
wish to add a cadet's point of view. cap is the CAP cap patch (enlistA s I r e a d t h e T I M E S , I a m ed), or the grade insignia for ofamazed at the variety in cadet ricers. Both should be on the left
uniforms around the country. The curtain of the cap.
very nature of the word "uniform"
2102 Glenwood
means or suggests "as one," so
San Angelo, Texas
why all the variations with braid
and caps and the like? if one
wing is going to use service caps
YONKERS, N.Y.--Regarding the
on cadet officers, why not all letter of John J. Boese in the
wings? If braid is going to be December issue of CAP TIMES, I
used in one place, why not an- agree with his suggestions and I
hope they will be adopted.
other, or why at all?
As to what Mr. Basso says, I
say this: the Civil Air Patrol is
27 Linden St.,
the Air Force Auxiliary and if
Yonkers, N.Y.
we in CAP are going to give that
impression to the public, it's about
(Ed. Note--Judging from the
time we shed the Army hardware above indorsements, John Boese's
and the "coca cola" patches. If suggestion for an "uncluttered
the CAP cadet is to be associated uniform" seems at this stage to
with air training and education, be a popular concept. Let's hear
why doesn't he wear something on from other CAP TIMES readers,
his uniform to induce the image
whether pro or con, on this idea
of the "air cadet," perhaps a wing
of having the CAP uniform adand prop on the collar like our
here elmer to the USAF author.
mother service, the Air Force?
ized uniform. The above letDon't get me wrong. I'm proud ters will be referred to Personnel
of the uniform I've worri for three officials at National for eonsi&
and a half years, but it does need oration of a uniform review.)
2216 Tepee Ave.,
Carpentersville, Ill.
WACO, Texas -- Reference is
made to "No Patches" from John
J. Basso, in the Letters to the
Editor column, page 22, December
A pat-on-the-back to John Basso
for saying wh~,t should have been
said and done a long time ago.
As a former Air Force sergeant,
it's a little disgusting to see senior
CAP inembers going around like
walking Christmas trees with unnecessary patches and glittering
ornaments that mean close to
nothing. I cast my vote for the
neat, uncluttered uniform concept.

SYDNEY, Australia--I am adjutant of the Ryde Squadron of
the "Australian Air League." The
object of our organization is to
encourage and teach airmindedness
to the youth of Australia. We have
27 boys from the age of 10 and
upward in our squadron and altogether we have several thousand
in the Air League.
We in Ryde are a new squadron
and so I am anxious to create
and keep .the boys' interest. As
your organization seems similar to
ours, I thought you could perhaps
get some of your cadets .to car.
respond with mine. It would give
an added interest to both argent.
Incidentally, your address was
given .to me by your U.S.A. Consul
in Sydney.
I have been to the U.S.A. and
have spent some time in New York
City, Boston and Hartford. I was
attached to the 5th American Air
Force during part of the Pacifla
Adjutant, Ryde Sq.
13 Junction St.
Ryde, Sydney N.S.W.

LITTLETON, Mass. -- Reference
the article on "No Patches" in the
TIMES, December 1962 issue, by
John Basso of New York.
I concur with John that it is
time that the authorities took another look at our uniform.
It is my belief .that we could!
help to promote unity between
members of the USAF and CAP
if we were less conspicuous. We
wear the USAF uniform and when
it is worn by the USAF, it is very
neat and clean cut. As John states,
when our billboard patches are
Info Officer, Group XII
added, it detracts from the uniTexas Wing
form. As far as the buttons go,
they don't present any problems
-- read
as far as I am concerned. I, in John J. ANGELO, Texasthe Ieditor
Boese's letter to
my fourth year as a senior member
of CAP, find my buttons look the concerning the cluttered CAP
same as when I first put them on. uniform.
There are a few points that Mr.
It is my recommendation that
Basso brought out that I don't
the CAP uniform be the same as agree with, bttt I agree with him
that worn by officers and airmen
of USAF, with the exception that that there should definitely be a
change in the CAP uniform.
we have our CAP ct~touts where
I submit the following ideas,
they use the U.S. cutouts. Service
ribbons could remain optional. As which I hope can be used:
far as .the cadets, their uniform
Both the wing patch and the
could be based on the USAF Acad- breast patch should be abolished.
(Ed. Note--This would be am
emy uniform or ROTC uniform They are troublesome to sew on
excellent opportunity for some
utilizing CAPC cutouts, and again and are not so good on looks.
American cadets to learn more
scrapping patches.
I believe that the shiny but- about life "down under" in
AS far as certain members put.
Australia. Some CAP unit might
ting on their raincoats and violat- tons should be kept with the uniing BX privileges, it would be a form. They give the CAP uniform even "adopt" the Ryde unit for
closer unity. Write care of Mr.
simple matter for National to a look of distinction and dignity.
issue a directive that persons so The satin finish on the buttons Woedhouse, giving sex and age,
and address "Dear Pen Pal.")
violating BX privileges, other than looks like the buttons are tarnished
when authorized (TDY, encampments, etc.) would be subject to
dismissal if found guilty. Also,
BX clerks discourage this practice
Don't miss a single Issue of your paper. Send us your new
by asking everyone (in uniform or
address four weeks before it will take effect. The Post Office
out according to regulations) to
will not forward copies from your old address unless you pay
show their I.D. card.
extra postage.
The only other problem I can
think of is that some AF officer
might be saluted by Junior CAP
Change of Address
officers and cadets, or some senior
CAP officers might be saluted by
Mail This Form to:
Junior AF officers and airmen. So
who has been hurt? As I say, it
would help to promote unity between the two forces. Beat of luck
12020 M St., N.W. Washington 6, D.C.
with your suggestions, John Basso.
FROM: (We must have your old address)
Name -"~-"-"~"---~-"."~-~-"~-~"~"~-~"~"~"--.**~
Exee Officer, Group VI
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TO: (Your new eddre.)
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I say congratulations to Mr. Boese
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for his latter in the December

Changing Your Address?


F E B R U A R Y, 1 9 6 3


Three Wings Combine, Battle Storm in Georgia Search
(Continued from Page I)

was alerted, but the weather was noted recently when the wreckage e f f o r t , n o e v l d e m ~ o f ~ p l a i n s
so unfavorable that airborne search of a twin-engine Piper Apache was was found.
w a s h a z a r d o u s . H i g h w i n d s a n d found by hikers high in the Rincon
Tr e n t h a m w a s r e p o r 4 ~ l t o h a v e
heavy snow coverage made identi- Mountains. Three Californians lost
received his private license only
fi c a t i o n o f g r o u n d o b j e c t s i m p o s - their lives in the crash.
For three weeks Civil Air Pa- recently and that he had logged
S A N J U A N , P. R . - - A P a n a m a
Every known lead or clue to the trol and several other search agen- o n l y 7 5 fl y i n g h o u r s . Tw o e o m . ~ - ~
Provision Company B-17 was rep o r t e d m i s s i n g i n fl i g h t b e t w e e n w h e r e a b o u t s o f t h e a i r c r a f t w e r e cies scoured a wide area of South- p a n i o n s h a d b e e n s c h e d u l e d t o
San Juan and Panama. The Puerto c h e c k e d o u t b o t h o n l a n d a n d i n e r u C a l i f o r n i a i n a v a i n e f f o r t t o m a k e t h e t r i p w i t h h i m , b u t t h e y
withdrew because of poor weather
Rico Wing was called on to aid in t h e a i r. W i n d s u p t o 4 0 a n d 5 0 locate the missing aircraft.
the search. The U. S. Navy, Coast knots, blowing snow and severe turThe pilot, Robert H. Brown, and conditions.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska m An out- G u a r d a n d A i r F o r c e a t R a m e y bulence added to the misery of the M r. a n d M r s . C h a r l e s C . R o s e n The search was suspended pends t a n d i n g f e a t o f a i r m a n s h i p p l u s A F B a l s o p a r t i c i p a t e d . L a t e s t r e - s e a r c h e r s . A f t e r s e v e n d a y s o f bough, all of Santa Ann, California, ing further leads.
g r e a t s k i l l a n d p r e s e n c e o f m i n d ports indicate the aircraft still miss- f r u i t l e s s e ff o r t s a u t h o r i t i e s s u s - w e r e fl y i n g t o P o r t a l e s , N . M . t o
s a v e d t h e l i f e o f C A P p i l o t S t u a r t ]ng.
p e n d e d t h e m i s s i o n . I t w i l l b e r e - attend the funeral of Mrs. RosenRamstad in the icy snows of the
s u m e d w h e n w e a t h e r c o n d i t i o n s baugh's father.
N E B L E T T ' S B L U F F, L a . ~ A Vi - i
Tw o L a k e s . Te l a q u a n a L a k e a r e a ,
T h e l a s t c o n t a c t w i t h t h e m i s s - dot, Texas, teenager, Miekey Hal140 miles west of Anchorage.
B AY T O W N , Te x . m T w o B a y i n g p l a n e w a s w i t h t h e Tu c s o n den, was the object of :a 24-hour,
Ramstad had been airlifting gas town teenagers told recently how
two-state search, recently along the.
Municipal Airport. At that tim,
in t~e area when his ski-equipped t h e y s h i v e r e d t h r o u g h a n i g h t o f
Jasper Duncan, CAP, member of Brown radioed that he had encoun- Sabine River and swamps between
Supercub burst into flames. While c o l d r a i n a f t e r l o s i n g t h e i r w a y i n
the Minnesota Wing, located two
t e r e d a s t o r m o v e r S a n S i m o n . Te x a s a n d L o u i s i a n a .
b r i n g i n g t h e p l a n e f r o m i t s 3 , ~ 0 0 a swamp.
T h e C a l c a s i e u C o u n t y S h e r i ff ' s
m i s s i n g h u n t e r s o n t w o d i ff e r,
There were no further communicafoot altitude, the pilot began throwCAP pilot John Sounders spotted
office requested assistance from
ing gas cans out the door. One can the boys from the air and guided i eat missions, recently.
James Bell, lost during a deer
T h r e e J u n i o r H i g h S c h o o l s t u - the Lake Charles Cadet Squadron,
exploded and the aircraft became r e s c u e r s t o t h e m - - t h e y w e r e h u n - b u n t i n g t r i p , a n d s i x d a y s l a t e r
the search
d e n t s , M i k e E l l i s , 1 3 , W i l l i a m CAP,sin f a r C A P h aandewithin e r i a l
a mass of flames. While still sliding : gry and cold, but otherwise in good
hour a
d b gun a
Herbert Leckenby, als0 hunting,
Stockton, 13, and Charles McDon- support the youth was located.
o n t h e l a n d i n g , R a m s t a d " b a i l e d condition.
w e r e f o u n d b y D u n c a n , w h o d i - ald, 13, eighth graders of the Nayout," throwing his partially burned
"We bedded down in swamp rected ground parties to the
Holden and his cousin, Benny
lor Junior High, and a teacher, F.
shotgun out before him. The plane
grasS to try to keep warm," Larry
missing men, In neither case did
C a r l H o l d e n f r o m M o r g a n ' s B l u ff ,
L e e B a r k e r, m a d e t h e fi n d .
skidded another 300 feet where it Clevenger, 17, said, "but there was
the hunters suffer any harm.
Civil Air Patrol personnel on the Te x a s , h a d c r o s s e d t h e r i v e r a n d
no escape from the rain, ....
s c e n e e s t i m a t e d t h a t t h e p l a n e entered the swamps on the Louisi-.
" T h e w i n g s f e l l o ff . I t j u s t l a i d
ana side and became separated.
Clevenger and his friend~ (;us
d o w n a n d d i e d , " R a m s t a d s a i d . B:rieden, 15, spent 18 hours in the RICHARDS-GEBAUR AFB, Me. either iced up or hit a severe downCAP PilOt Norman Fruge sightdraft because i~ appeared to have
"That's okay. I was standing there Old River swamp, about 10 miles ---Central Air : Rescue Center reports several searches and rescues fl o w n s t r a i g h t d o w n i n t o a s t e e p e d t h e b o y a f t e r b e i n g i n t h e a l l '
to watch it."
east of Barbers Hill. They lost their
o n e h o u r. H o l d e n h a d b u i l t a fi r e
i n w h i c h C i v i l A i r P a t r o l p I a y e d canyon.
The pilot was familiar with his way while duck hunting.
to attract searchers. Pilot Fruge
an important part.
location and walked to an abannotified the sheriff's office and two
" We c o u l d h a v e r u n o u r s e l v e s
The New Mexico CAP wing was
d o n e d t r a p p e r ' s c a b i n w h i c h h a d crazy after we got lost," Clevenger
hours later rescue workers arN E W C AY U M A , a l i f . - o n l y t w o w a i l s s t a n d i n g . W i t h o u t said. "But we decided to stay where assigned mission control in two in- fog and low hangingCclouds D e n s e rived.
haman axe, he tore the walls down with
stances. One mission was search p e r e d t h e s e a r c h f o r D r. D a n
his bare hands to keep a fire going we were. It's a good thing we did." f o r J i m B u r l i n g t o n a h u n t e r l o s t T r e n t h a m m i s s i n g i n fl i g h t b e The boys became lost while re- i n h e a v y s n o w s w h i l e o n a l o n e
for almost six days.
tween this city and Ventura, CaliA s e a r c h w a s l a u n c h e d i m - turning to their boat, anchored at t r i p . T h e s e c o n d w a s t h e s e a r c h fornia.
mediately after Ramstad was re- the edge of the swamp, after sitting for a Bonanza missing in flight beThe doeter did not file a flight
We carry a most complete stock ot
several hours in a duck blind.
ported overdue, but adverse
tween Wichita, Kansas, and AlbuCAP supplies at guaranteed ~avi~s.
plan before taking off in his Cess.
They were rescued after an all
weather, snow and fog, hampered
querque, N. M. The hunter reAll new items, including ribbons, in
na 170. As a result, the search
stock. Send now for your free CAP
night search by about 50 men
the rescuers for several days.
t u r n e d s a f e l y, b u t t h e p i l o t a n d a r e a w a s e x p a n d e d f a r b e y o n d
from the Baytown, Wooster and
The downed flyer said he knew
three passengers in the Bonanza
normal limits. An aircraft was
Highlands emergency corps, the did not survive the crash.
CAP would be on the alert for
him for he had taken part in
C i v i l A i r P a t r o l , Te x a s D e p a r t - :
Michigan, Indiana and Illinois reported "gliding into a canyon
8 W. 26th St., New York 10, N.Y.
m e n t o f P u b l i c S a f e t y a n d t h e CAP wings were alerted to search without the engine running." But
many searches himself during
C h a m b e r s C o u n t y S h e r i ff ' s D e - f o r a m i s s i n g PA - 2 2 . M a n y h o u r s i n s p i t e o f a h i g h l y i n t e n s i fi e d
the past years.
were devoted to the search only
A l t h o u g h R a m s t a d h a d b e e n partment.
singed by the fire, he was not seriThe father of one of the boys to find the aircraft was located
ously hurt. He was dressed for cold w a s a f r a i d t h a t t h e y w o u l d t r y t o s a f e i n a h a n g a r a t S o u t h B e n d ,
weather but had to make soles for s w i m t h e r i v e r. " B u t , " h e s a i d , Ind.
his mukluks from a gas can. The "I'm proud of the way they kept
Personnel from the Texas Wing
o r i g i n a l s o l e s w e r e b u r n e d o f f their heads. I was pretty sure they joined with the U. S. Coast Guard
w h i l e h e w a s e s c a p i n g f r o m t h e would."
:to search for a Piper Cherokee
missing on a flight from Kingsville
Both boys were wet, muddy, cold
For food the CAP pilot ate carl, and hungry when rescued, but re- t o M c A l l e n . T h e w r e c k a g e w a s
b o u m o s s w h i c h h e c l a i m e d w a s covered you,thful energy and high f o u n d b y a U . S . B o r d e r P a t r o l
"Pretty good stuff, though not too spirits after eating, bathing, sleep- aircraft. There were two deceased.
n o u r i s h i n g . " H e s a i d i t t o o k " a ing and getting a medical checkup.
The Minnesota CAP searched unhealthy looking pile" to satisfy the
successfully for Larry Maschler, a
hunter. His body was located by a
Ramstad left the crash site after
EUREKA, Kansas---Capt. James search party in Big Lake.
s i x d a y s a n d s t a r t e d t o w a l k o u t . A. Cassio, commander of the EuThe Indiana and Illinois Wing
He left a note on a piece of wood r e k a C o m p o s i t e S q u a d r o n , fl y i n g s e a r c h i n g w i t h t h e N i n t h C o a s t
and arrows marked his route. He with A. J. McNally of the State Guard flew hundreds of h ours
k n e w h i s w a y a n d t h a t s e a r c h e r s Game Commission, located the body searching for a Cessna 310 missing
w o u l d b e o n t h e l o o k o u t f o r h i m . of A! Schul,tz, an employee of the o n a fl i g h t f r o m G a r y, I n d . T h e
H e w a s s p o t t e d f r o m t h e a i r b y Game Commission.
pilot did not file a flight plan. The
Te x D o l f e l t a n d J a c k C u l h a n e S c h u l t z h a d c o n t a c t e d h i s w i f e w r e c k a g e o f t h e p l a n e w a s d i s s h o r t l y a f t e r h e s t a r t e d h i s t r e k . b y r a d i o t e l l i n g h e r h e w a s i n t h e c o v e r e d b y a h u n t e r. T h e r e w e r e
T h e r e w e r e 1 4 C A P p l a n e s l o o k - Fall River area. He was driving a n o s u r v i v o r 8 .
Available Only To Ciyil Air Patrol Senior Members
ing for him at the time.
State car. He was never heard from
TUCSON, Ariz. -- An intensive
after that time.
but frustra,ting search was termiChoose Number ef Units Desired
C O L U M B I A , S . C . m A PA - 2 3 ,
His body was sighted in the Fail
Piper Cherokee, piloted by R. E. River reservoir under more than
J 1 Unit 1 2 Units 1 3 Units 14 Units J 5 Units
H o l d e r o f O d e n t o n , M d . , w a s r e - e i g h t f e e t o f w a t e r. T h e c i r c u m ported missing en route from Ra- stances surrounding his death are
Accidental Death
leigh-Durham, N. C. to Charleston, unknown.
4,500 6,000 7,500
Med/cal Expeese
S. C. There were four passengers
i~01 1,600 2,0(~0
I $1'000 ' $2'000 I $3'000 J$4'000 . $5'000400
on board.
The pilot had filed a VFR flight
plan and at time of departure the A massive air and ground search
weather was clear. The South Caro- was initiated by the Colorado CAP
I $ 2.00 $ 4.00 I $ 6.00 I $ 8.00 I $10.00
l i n a W i n g , C A P, w a s c a l l e d o n t o W i n g a n d m a n y c i v i l i a n a g e n c i e s
I 4.00 8.00 l 12.00 J 16.00 I 20.00
assist in the search when the plane for a Cessna 172 piloted by Loyal S E N D F O R C O M P L E T E l i s t o f a l l o u r a i r c r a f t .
was reported overdue after a last Cook, a student pilot with less than H i g h e s t t r e b l e s ! U p t o fi v e y e a r fi n a n c i n g l
e e e n . ~ e n me
~ |
c o n t a c t w i t h t h e C h a r l e s t o n A F B one hour instrument and a total of G rR A U2B A ,RH OAw aI rAdT 2O4N ,0 5 .a l p a r a i s o , I n d i a n a .
e m r u e . m m e u 8 4 m e ~ . e l u m m t a m t ~ J s u u o t H Jg ~ mm | n m ,
A ea 19
- 1
100 hours flying time.
I hereby make application for Civil Air Patrol Senior Member Accident"
Loyal landed at Steamboat
The CAP forces joined with the
Insurance under Globe Indemnity Company Master Policy GXT 1004 on file
S. C. Wildlife Service in the effort. Springs and picked up a passenger,
at National Headquarters Civil Air Patrol.
12603 Klingerman St.,
T h e w r e c k a g e w a s l o c a t e d b y a Earl K. Smith. The plane was not
El Monte, California
DATE ........................................................................
WING ...............................
local resident aiding in the search. heard from after take-off.
M a n u f c l c t u r e r s o f C A P N A M E P L AT E S , D E S K
There were no survivors. Deceased
Every rescue agency in the area P L A T E S , e t c . F i n e s t q u a l i t y , f a s t s e r v i c e .
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Kit, $1.00, Postage paid. Schweizer Aircraft
C o r p . , 3 7 A i r p o r t R d . , E l m i r a , N . Y.
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ties. But/ram flew over the area
and talked with the ground for
more than an hour before he returned to base numbed from cold
and physically exhausted from
his continuous fight with the elements.
Miller did not survive the crash.

in the crash were the gilot Holder
William Graham, his wife and
daughCer and Jim Thrasher of







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forgot about counting. She wasn't But Pearl never forgot the advice
hurt and ihe jump was a big sue- of Wild Bill Haney; she never
Jumped unless she used one of the
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A f t e r 1 nd in . another pilot. 'chutes he'd given her and unless
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first women to parachute.
"Wild Bill Haney." came un_ to sne Knew it was government packNot the Pearl White of silent- Pearl and gave her two parachutes ed and inspected.
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~4novle fame, Maj. Ward's feats nev~ertheless afforded thrills to thou- an-ds°meaadvice'c"Pearl"'jhesaid:if youw nttod a C a u,mping y . A u g . 2 4 _ 1 3 4 c a m e p t ° a n e n d o n S u n - . . . . .
ontinue u t i ° n
~ands of air show spectators in the take these two chutes. They re OK Pearl was scheduled to jump in
ann you wont have any trouble, an air show at Galax, Va. There
barnstorming era of aviation.
i i
Don't ever jump unless you have hadn't been time between bookIn 1924 Pearl left her home in
these two 'chutes on and
$mithville, W. Va., when her fam- one of you know it's been packed ings, to get her two lucky 'chutes
uacked'So she made UD her mind
ily sent her to Washington, D.C. unless
and inspected by government in- not to'jump
to attend secretarial school For spectors."
the first few weeks 16-year-old
Ram canceled most of the show
Her flrst jump started Pearl on But when the weather cleared
Pearl attended school and led the
ind of life her family intended. a new, exciting career. She fol- about 4 pm her manager came
e day she read an advertise- lowed the air shows and did stunt to Pearl to ask her to make a jump
FIRST JUMP m Pearl White (Ward) in 1928 is shown after
ent in a Washington newspaper. flying and parachute jumps. Air for some of the spectators still on
having completed her first parachute jump and landing in a
show days were fun -- full of mon- the field -- to arouse their curisaid: "Learn to fly for $45." The
Virginia air field. This jump led to an exciting career in stunt
bext day she headed for Beacon ey and publicity and excitement. osity and make them want to reflying and parachute jumping with air shows.
Airport in Alexandria, Va. There,
turn to see the full show .the folehe claimed she was 21 and paid
(Photo courtesy Times-Picayune Pub. Co.)
lowing Sunday.
her $45. That day, the stenographP e a r l e x p l a i n e d t h a t s h e She pulled again. It wouldn't open 'ried to Excell Ward whom she met
ic career field lost a promising
hadn't had time to get her Pearl could see the ambulance rac- in Harrisville, W. Va., near her
prospect, for she never returned
'chutes packed and remembering ing across the field. She could hear home town of Smithville. After
to the school. Instead, she spent
Haney's advice, she said, "No."
the people scream.
her marriage, she never performed
great deal of her time around
The manager offered her one of
in another air show. She and hereacon Field.
his 'chutes, saying she was us.
After only two and a half hours
ONCE MORE she pulled the rip husband moved to Lake Charles,
ing the 'chute story as an exflying time, Pearl soloed in a 36
cord. The 'chute opened just be- La., in 1947.
cuse, that she was afraid to fore she hit the ground She reSince joining Civil Air Patrol
hp Aeronca C-2.
members hitting the ground, bounc- she has commanded the cadet
Provoked by the teasing, she put ing up in the air and then being squadron, guiding the youngsters
O N E D AY o n e o f t h e p i l o t s
on her manager's 'chute and climb- caught in the arms of a male spec- to a greater capacity for communiasked her if she'd like to do a
ed into the plane with him and tator.
parachute jump the following
ty leadership and service and a
the pilot. In the air an awful feelweekend. Pearl thought it sounded
One week later Pearl woke up. greater knowledge of the aerospace
ing of dread gripped her. She felt She was in a hospital near Galax. age.
exciting and said "Yes." For days
sure the 'chute wouldn't open and
before the Sunday she was to jump,
"It was such a pretty room, with
Her husband is a CAP pilot, and
she would be splashed all over the nice curtains and flowers, that I the Wards own their own plane.
Pearl was heralded in the newsground in front of her thrill-seek- was sure that I had died and gone Following hurricane Audrey in
papers as "the first birdwoman."
ing audience.
She admitted she was scared, hut
to heaven," Pearl says. She had 1957, Pearl helped drop food packexcited too, and happy to get the
Again she said she would not severe back injuries and was in a ages to people stranded in Camerjump. But suddenly she was out cast for several months. She never on parish.
opportunity to learn something
new. All she was told was: "Jump.
of the plane. Pearl still can't say made another parachute jump, alReferring to her almost fatal
Count to ten and pull the rip
whether she was pushed or wheth- though she did start flying again parachute jump, Pearl says, "When
cord." After she Jumped, she puller she jumped. She pulled the rip about a year after the accident.
I'm flying and I get up around
. . Major Ward today.
ed the rip cord right away and
cord. The 'chute wouldn't open. On Oct. 9, 1935, Pearl was mar- 2000 feet -- I never look down."





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