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1 [[image - star with wings]] GODMAN FIELD BEACON

[[underlined]] MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1946 [[/underlined]] GODMAN FIELD, KENTUCKY VOLUME III, No. 10

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Over 100 Flight Officers Slated For Early Release
All flight officers, who have been warranted more than six months and who have not been recommended for Regular Army Commission, are slated for early release from active duty, it was learned today. Over 100 flight officers on Goodman Field are said to be affected by the FAF directive.

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Gen. H. Arnold to Retire In Feb.; Now on SA Tour
Gen Henry H Arnold, Chief of the U S Army Air Forces, who was responsible for the development of the greatest air armada in the world, will retire about Fed 15, according to Army Times.
Gen Arnold's last official tour is taking place now in Colombia, S.A. This tour also will take the general to Peru and Chili. The air chief expects to return to the United States about Feb 1.
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Godmanites Saw Movie Banned By New York Censors
Godmanites had the opportunity of seeing a motion picture that New York audiences will not see...at least not in it's present form.
The picture was "Scarlet Street", a story of a gold-digging blonde, Joan Bennett, and her boy friend, Dan Duryea. Edward G. Robinson played the mild-mannered gent whose love for Joan leads him to embezzlement, murder and disgrace.
According to Danton Walker's column, the picture has been banned by the New York censorship board.

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Customers Called For Delivered By L'ville Pub
This is no advertisement for Harry's Place, 2232 Date Street in Louisvile, but in snooping around the shop where the BEACON is printed, it was impossible to overlook Harry's order for a thousand business cards all of which bear the statement, "Customers called for and delivered," which establishes the tavern as unique. An ex-PX ranger, no doubt.
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No Definite Date Set On Move
The projected move of all Godman Field personnel to Lockbourne Army Air Base, near Columbus, Ohio, which first broke in COlumbus and Louisville dailies was classed today as "official", pending more detailed information from a higher echelon. No definite date has been set.
It is generally known that the Commanding Officer had included Lockbourne in his itinerary when he visited several installations during the month of November in search of a new home for his command.
But, breaking as it did, first in the papers, caught personnel here almost completely unaware. Failure to get notification on this end was attributed to faulty communications "somewhere down the line."
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New ARC Director Vet of ETO
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Miss LaVerne Birch has done Red Cross work for 3 years in the European Theater. (Note: Hershey bars.) She is now assigned to Goodman Field and brings a beneficial morale-boosting program for personnel stationed here.
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MISS BIRCH PLANS TAILORED PROGRAM
Miss LaVerne Birch recently assigned here as Red Cross worker after three years overseas, briefly outline her program in the BEACON office last week. 

"It's the policy of ARC to give the servicemen and women what they want and need. My program is rather flexible, I plan parties, amateur talent programs, classical and semi-classical music, inspirational hours and tournaments...

The soft-spoken, titian haired graduate of Boston University expressed great delight in being assigned to the base, she "had heard so much about while overseas."
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Only Courts-Martial Can Take NCO Stripes choose to After Re-Enlistment
Rated military personnel, now pondering an Army career but wondering if they might lose their stripes for some minor reason after "signing up," had their worries eased this week by a new War Department directive received at the post recruiting office which guarantees such ratings as "permanent" and further stating that a non-commissioned officer can be reduced only as a result of courts-martial action.
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World's Top Talent Performed at Godman
Glancing back over a list of the professional entertainers, who have performed here during the past year, one gets the idea that it is a roll of Who's Who in Show business.

Among those appearing before GIs here are Fletcher Henderson, King Cole Trio, Lena Horne, Ink Spots, Luck Millinder, The Mills Bros, Willie Bryant, Cootie Williams, Joe Louis, Ella Fitzgerald, "Cleanhead" Vinson, Bill Robinson.
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Over Three Million Suits in Offing for Veterans
The civil production administration has inaugurated a program which it believes will replenish barren clothing store racks with apparel that veterans need and can afford.

The agency has allocated 23 million yards of wool fabrics to be used in the manufacture of 3,500,000 suits, 7 million trousers and 1,500,000 overcoats and topcoats.
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Choose Your Weather!
Don't say you can't do anything about the weather! Reenlist for three years... choose your theatre – and weather!
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