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[[underline]] Monday, January 28, 1946   GODMAN FIELD BEACON   Page 3

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Seated from left to right making sketches of Col Davis are the following artists from the base Arts and Craft Department, Cpl Hall, Sgt Al Smith, section chief of Arts and Craft Department, Sgt George Wilson and Sgt Richardson. S/Sgt Earle M Pilgrim, not shown, also made a drawing. 

By The Ghost
Who is this all too accurate prophet, K T Williams, who stated in last week's BEACON that something was going to happen before the week was out? Somehow or other his predictions have been bearing fruit and as a result spratmore has ceased and we all now know about the swell news about discharges and the movement to Columbus, Ohio. Congrats to you Corporal Nostradamus.
Headquarters six-man basketball squad lost a very close decision to Squadron "D" last Wednesday evening but it wasn't any fault of the five starters: Lewis, Richardson, Miller, Parker and Perry who played their hearts out nor was it due to any lack of support of our three man-rooting section consisting of John Dirickson, Melvin Robinson and Harold Smith. Nice going fellows we're justly proud of your fine efforts.
We really will miss our good Sgt Major George (Buck) Bivins who wil lsoon be taking that train ride to Mithel Field for the last time. It has been our good fortune to have worked with Buck since 1942 and we have no doubts but that Buck will be a success in the life he is now re-entering. So long Sarge, and the best of luck to you from all the gang.
Ted Robinson, Ellis Richardson and yours truly together with Mr and Mrs Joe Bowers visited the Louisville Armory the other night to see the Fort Wayne Zollners play the Indianapolis Kautskys. We all agreed that we were lucky to have seen so many great basketball players on one floor at the same time. If you get a chance don't fail to see the world champion Zollners perform.
T/Sgt Reed is the newest recruit to move into the "Renegades" barrack, and it wasn't until three or four secret ballots were taken that the good Sgt finally made the grade. This closes our membership drive for the duration.
One of our alumni in the person of Sgt Bob Wise made a special trip over to the barrack to see the now famous picture of "Miss Dorian Gray". He was very much impressed and spent quite a while studying the finer points of the portrait.
Joe Jefferson wishes it known that he will miss the LTO very much, when and if he leaves here.
We are proud to announce that the good editors of the BEACON raised our salary the other night. With this 50% increase we now are drawing ten cents per week instead of the usual five.
Glad to welcome back Sgt Maurice Hubbard and Pvt Lucas from their re-enlistment furloughs. It has been a long, long time
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"The Ghost", Headquarters Headlines scribe is none other than Cpl Anthony Walker, who was unmasked last week and photographed for posterity. Asides from his ventures with the pen and scroll, Tony is an authority on sports and fine old upper Manhattan cuisine.
There is never a dull moment around New Rochelle's 220-pound gift to Uncle Sam. But soon the Army will give Tony back to the State of New York and the Group Weather office will seek a new clerk.

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T/Sgt Buck Bivins, 477th Composite Group Sgt-Major, recently returned to civilian life.
"It combines the opportunities for realization of two ambitions—to write and to get a Regular Army commission", expressed Lt Willard W Savoy of his new assignment as Base Public Relations Officer, replacing Lt John D Silvers who was released from active duty last week.
Even so, Lt Savoy has accumulated considerable experience in both fields already. He first got the hankering for the military back in 1932, and joined the enlisted Reserve Corps, climaxing that tour of duty with a commission in the ORC in November, 1939, via the ROTC-CMTC route.
He entered upon active duty with the 366th Infantry Regiment in November, 1940, at Ft. Devens, Mass, and transferred to the Air Corps in July, 1943. And when he became lead navigator of the 619th BS, his college mathematics came in handy, which introduces another facet of a highly diverse career.
While a chemistry major at Fisk University, star halfback "Chip" Savoy also found time to serve as editor of the Herald, an experience that whetted his desire to write. By the time he had transferred to the University of Wisconsin and taken a Bachelor of Science Degree, his efforts as a writer had been neatly punctuated with checks from Red Book and Good Housekeeping magazines for accepted short stories.

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