The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 27.05.1961, Blaðsíða 4

The White Falcon - 27.05.1961, Blaðsíða 4
WHITE FALCON Saturday, May 27, 1961 £pwt& Roundup * By AFPS * Paul Pesthy of Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., finished as top athlete oi U. S. Modern Penthathlon Team during intra-squad competition. The lanky Hungarian refugee is now preparing for the World Champion- ship Pentathlon Meet to be held in August at Moscow, Russia .... To conserve money and manpower, the Interservice Sports Council has cancelled its softball playoffs slated for Oct. 4-6, 1961 at Home- stead AFB, Fla. .... Umpires in the Armed Forces interested in affiliating with the International Federation of Amateur Softbal Assn. should write Virginia Commissioner Hank Wolfe, 118 Seneca Rd., Richmond 26, Va.....With the Naval Academy's baseball seasor. coming to a close, centerfielder Bob Foyle is batting .293 and short- stop Charlie Galloway swatting .286. The Middies' pitcher Chuck Davis has chalked up eight wins with no setbacks while recording 70 strike- outs in 70 innings .... In 1957 George Nelms won the batting and runs batted in crowns while at Ramstein AF, Germany. Now he is roaming the outfield for Vandenberg AFB, Calif.....According to grid coach Ben Martin of the Air Force Academy, two quarterbacks have the inside track of the slot vacated by ace tosser Richie Mayo: Jerry Thies, a 6', 160-pounder, and Joe Rodwell, 6' 2", 192-pounds----- In a sports article in last week's Clipsheet, in the item on the 1961 Interservice Rifle and Small Arms Competition, it was erroneously reported that only two servicemen, Capt. William W. McMillan and Sgt. James E. Hill, both Marines, turned in winning performances at Camp Perry. It should have read the 1960 Olympics. QUICK GLANCES — Bill Nieder, an Olympic shot put champion, formerly stationed at the Presidio, San Francisco, Calif., is preping for his first pro fight. Although he hasn't fought for seven years, he once racked up six straight knockouts as an amateur .... Marine Pete Close of MCS Quantico, Va., received the Outstanding Athlete's Trophy from Under Secretary of the Navy, Paul B. Fay, for his efforts in the school's annual relays ----- If you excel in riding, fencing, swimming, pistol shooting and running, Pentathlon officials at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., are looking for you. The team is the only one in the country that officially represents the U. S. in international military sporting events___Tom Harp, one of West Point's youngest backfield coaches during his five year tenure, became the youngest (33) Ivy League head coach with his appointment to Cornell ----- Jim Thorpe won the Pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics and the fifth place finish of a young Army lieutenant was overlooked. The same lieutenant later gained fame as one of our country's greatest generals. His name? George Smith Patton___ The pro football team at Oak- land, Calif., call themselves the "Raiders" — inspired by the famed Carlson Raider Battalion of WWII. Veterans Scheduled To Receive Second Dividend On Insurance The first checks in payment of the $320 million special G. I. in- surance dividend, announced las1 month by President Kennedy will go into the mails July 1. Proces- sing of more than five million di- vidend payments should be com- pleted by Labor Day. Veterans Administration offici- als cautioned against making in- quiries regarding dividends, since answering these queries will take time away from the processing and create a delay in payments. One-Eyed Cat Rescues Baby Laughlin AFB, Tex. (AFPS)— Many's the faithful dog whose frantic barking has alerted its owners to fire or other household disasters, but when a cat goes in for heroics it makes news. SSgt. and Mrs. Urban Schaef- fer, however, are mighty happy parents today because their one- eyed cat was on duty when a fire broke out in the bedroom where their five-month-old son lay sleep- ing. It was the cat's frantic yowling that aroused Mrs. Schaeffer to call for help. A neighbor, A2C Pablo Minjares, hurriedly entered the smoke-filled room. He found the faithful kitty try- ing to push the baby out of his bassinet which had already caught fire. Firemen said Minjares' quick action undoubtedly saved the baby from suffering serious or even fatal burns. But the airman gave most of the credit to the tabby. This dividend to some 4.8 mil- lion World War II veterans hold- ing National Service Life Insur- ance policies, and to nearly 260,- 000 World War I veterans hold- ing U. S. Government Life Insur- ance policies will be the second paid since last January. The first was the regular 1961 dividend totaling $285.5 million. Both regular and special divid- ends are a refund to veteran policy holders of part of their premium payments. They are bas- ed on the fact that the death rate among policy holders continues to be much lower than the rates up- on which the premiums were es- tablished by law. Dollar Curb Report By O'Seas Units Set All overseas major air com- mands and stateside commands with overseas units are due to report June 20 on the effectiven- ess of dollar spending curbs abroad. Commanders have been asked to evaluate the education pro- gram, voluntary measures by in- dividuals, replacement of local na- tional employes of nonappropri- ated fund agencies, prohibition of government shipments of foreign cars, savings programs, increased use of foreign currencies and oth- er actions taken. The reporting requirement was stipulated in early March when Defense Department, at the direc- tion of the President, outlined cut-backs in dollar spending abroad to correct this country's adverse flow of gold reserves. WAITING FOR A PLANE These Icelandic nationals were on hand last Saturday at the Security Camp to observe a C-47 crew, from Keflavik Airport fertilize the lakes. One mission was flown to the upper lake, however, the one to the lower lake was cancelled due to inclement weather. They are, (I-r) E. Hannesson, Institute of Fresh Water Fisheries; E. J. Hafberg, Personnel Services; and Vignir Gudmundsson of Morgunbladid. (Photo by TSGT. Allen Vanlsow). MATS Units Win Safety Council Awards For Accident Reduction The National Safety Council's highest recognition for ground safety activities has been award- ed to two MATS units. Airways and Air Communica- tions Service (AACS) at Scott AFB, 111., and the 1604th Air Base Wing at Kindley AFB, Ber- muda, were given the Award of Honor by the Council for their outstanding reduction in ground accidents in 1960. The 1604th ABWg showed a 72 per cent reduction rate over 1958 and 1959 figures, while AACS reduced their ground ac- cidents by 21 per cent during the same period. MATS was one of the Air Force's major air commands cited by the National Safety Council and was given the Award of Merit, second highest honor of the Council. MATS showed a 12 per cent reduction in ground ac- cident rates in 1960, which was the basis'for the award. Track And Field Meet Scheduled At Scott In June Outstanding thinclads from nearly all MATS bases will com- pete at Scott AFB, June 4-6 for team and individual awards in the 1961 MATS Track and Field Championships. Keflavik Airport will not send a team. The meet is being held after an absence of one year. It was started in 1958, but was discon- tinued after the 1959 meeting. MATS bases, both in the ZI and overseas, are eligible to enter trackmen in the 23 events sche- duled. Total team strength, how- ever, must not exceed 20 persons —18 participants and 2 non-par- ticipants. Only military personnel serving on active duty for more than 90 days will be eligible to compete. Army, Navy and Marine Corps members of MATS are also en- couraged to take part. Following the championships, judges will select the meet's out- standing athlete. Seven other MATS units which won the Award of Merit are: Air Photographing and Charting Ser- vice, Orlando AFB, Fla., 20 per cent; Western Transport Air Force, Travis AFB, Calif., 19 per cent; 1405th Air Base Wing, Scott AFB, 111., 47 per cent; Air Forces Iceland, 28 per cent; 1245th ATWg, Andrews AFB, Washington, D. C, 27 per cent; 1501st ATWg, Travis, 20 per cent and the 1608th ATWg, Char- leston AFB, S. C, 18 per cent. Kindley Retains Bawling Crown Kindley AFB, Bermuda easily defeated the MATS bowling title it won in 1960 by rolling 922-967- 2807 to win the 1961 MATS bowl- ing tournament by 111 pins over Lajes Field, Azores, with 2696. McGuire finished third with 2685 and the rest of the teams follow: Iceland, 2651; Dover AFB, 2650; Scott AFB, 2640; Travis AFB, 2633; Orlando AFB, 2627; Donaldson AFB, 2620; Charleston AFB, 2487 and Washington Na- tional, 2451. Totals for the Kindley team follow: A2C Jerry Strycker, 606; SSgt. Clyde Ford, 596; A2C Wal- ter Kupiec, 552; A1C Richard Hutchinson, 563 and Capt. James Lowery, 490. Softball Tourney Is Called 'Out' The fiscal umpire said, "you're out" to the Interservice Sports Council softball tournament that was scheduled Oct. 4-6 at Home- stead AFB, Fla. "In consonance with the pre- sent austere program for man- power and funds in the armed services, the Interservice Sports Council has cancelled its so'tball competition," was the official rul- ing. Air Force sports officials stres- sed that this concellation does not affect the schedued USAF World- wide Softball Tournament at Homestead AFB Sept. 23-30. It's still "play ball." Fourflushers Are Winners In Bowl League The "Fourflushers" were win- ners of the American Mixed Bowl- ing League at Keflavik Airport as the first series of play ended. Runners-up were the Jim Dandies. An awards dinner was held last Friday in the Terrace Room at the Officers Club, with Dick Samson, president of the league, making the presentations. The victorious team consists of Marth Richards, Rettie Coppess, Bill Marich, and Al Jahn, while the Jim Dandies team is com- posed of Lois Barker, Jo DeGolia, Pat Johnson, and Sam Prior. Here are the final results. Individual awards: High Series Scratch - Women: Charlotte Morrison (509). Higt Series Scratch - Men: Pat Johnson (592). High Game Scratch - Women: Pat Kinney (223). High Game Scratch - Men: Harvey Bennett (210). High Series WHC - Women : Rettie Coppess (582). High Series WHC - Men: Pete Micale (621). High Game WHC - Women: Sheila Pezzotti (210). High Game WHC - Men: Bill McCorkle (237). Most Improved Bowler - Women: Sally Campfield (97-110). Most Improved Bowler - Men: Dick Samson. Officers and U.S. Civil Service employes who desire to sign up as substitute members in the lea- gue may do so by contacting Mr. Samson at extension 4195. Play is already underway in another Records Made For Breaking Sarge Thinks Records, they say, are made to be broken and one Scott AFB noncom is sitting pretty after having broken one recently. SSgt. Richard J. Ropac, of the 798th AC&W Sq., after reading of a Chennault AFB, La., air- man's record of 1,600 situps in one hour and 25 minutes figured he could do even better. He did it, too. Not a man to take a challenge sitting down—except in this case, of course—Sgt. Ropac managed 2,150 situps in just under three hours. Asked why he took on the chore, Sgt. Ropac explained that he was interested in setting records just to prove that after 10 years of military service a man can be in as good or better physical shape than when he started. Not only did he prove his point, it looks as if he also established a record—or so we think. Move Is Completed The last, lingering rear guard of Continental Air Command per- sonnel has said farewell to Mitch- el AFB, Long Island, and headed for CONAC's new home at Rob- ins AFB, Ga. Advance CONAC elements have been in Georgia since March. Mitchel AFB was CONAC's home for 13 years. It's been a flying field since 1917.

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