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|Paper||Hill Air Force Base Newspapers|
.. ............r. Hill - Field, Utah C9 Getting Back Into Shape , . W.V.V.'.V i" Wednesday, April 12, 1944 EDITORIAL SUPERVISION Captain A. B. Wanamakei Special Information Officer Publle Belatlons Officer, Lieutenant Benno O. Levy For Employe Relatione For Special Services Major RoDert nemro Major Carl S. Menger M. Thomason Editor TBgt, Ryland Cpl., Sylvester Adeasa ' Managing Editor Bgt. Thomas Borlght ( Reporter Larry C. Evans Reporter Base Photo Section ? L. .. and Kinney Photography. .Sgt. George The Hlllttelder is publianed weetny in tne interests of the military and civilian Hill Field, personnel of the Air Base. Ogden Air Depot and Ogden Air Service Command, It Is printed with the facilities Ogden, Utah, and la distributed free each Wednesday. r. Standard-ExamineOpinions expressed and through the cooperation of The Ogden In this paper are those of the individual writers and members of the ataff, .and, officer, tt or of the of commanding the the attitude army do not necessarily reflect or published H requested that articles appearing in Its columns De not Field. The without the express consent of the Public Relations Office at HillWar Department, receives material supplied oy Camp Newspaper Service. without 205 East 42nd Street, N. K. & Credited material may not be republished ' permission from Camp Newspaper Service. ... . 1 ; W Hill-field- er Part of the Program Iff It 7 i m iL yi" J J "it 'i,, "mm Wxf Om 2 AlkM 1 v fit ' ... Is the tying of camouflage nets. Here (left to right), INSTRUCTIONAL. AND RECREATIONAL, Instructor Pfc Robert Ekins and Pfc. Rudolph H. Ruby fie Merlin Pvt. Leqve, William Clark, Pfc ' . camouflage sets for their helmets. V? Introduction of New Methods Helps Patients Over Convalescent Period ... Long, monotonous days of lying abed staring soldier-patienceiling have been abolished so far as concerned. are base hospital at a dull, ts nail-studd- ed at "Hill Field's Through a revolutionary departure in convalescent training tech niques, men discharged from the hospital today are not only physically "convalescent furloughs" have fit for direct return to duty but ' been nracticallv eliminated. For the men it has transformed who are able one hour that boresome period between the each day in the spend doing gymnasium acute state of their illness and exercises. . graded stimua into outfit rejoining their Conventional notions of treat lating, interesting and profitable ment during convalescence have interval of military life. been discarded. Bead . stringing Wards have literally become and basket weaving are out "hobby shops," and recreation rooms are alive with interest. Wall Learn Camouflage maps trace the progress of tne Using stout "top string" the men war; all types of handiwork are learn to fashion camouflage nets in evidence and sound movies for their helmets, nets interwined sandwich current "hit" shows be with leafs and twigs to hide their tween training films and docu equipment or fox hole and a thoumentary records of action on the sand other artifices that may one g battle fronts. day save their life. Model airplanes of many types If they don't know first-hanceiling. their buddies have told them that hang from the once-du- ll They are progressively changed as in fighting the Japs resourcefulpatients learn to readily identify ness and trickery are the prethe gullwing of the Stuka, the requisites of survival. Being able sleek body of the Zero and the to blend into the landscape is the twin rudder of the first element of successful jungle Visual education becomes a hap- fighting. In addition to all types of py tool and through constant but unobstrusive association the men the men are taught first keep abreast of their outfit's train- aid and the detection of "booby-traps- ." The last named is both ing in aircraft recognition. and vital in view of fascinating 1ft-Ou- t' Gone Feeling the enemy's widespread use of the "No longer do we we have to treacherous and deadly devices. combat that left-ou-t' which feeling Use of colors and shadows are overtakes men when they are tem studied. Relief maps are built with porarily confined in the hospital,' clay to demonstrate the cover afdeclared First Lt R. R. WiUahan, forded the brow of a bill, a director Of the convalescent pro ditch orby other topographical ir gram. "That was a deadly phobia regularity. No urging is needed to and one of the greatest enemies make them see both the practical of morale. and educational value the sub"Today when a soldier comes to ject matter. Many of. of them have us we immediately discover his evidence. seen' first-han- d civilian occupation, aptitude and already From phonograph records they recreational interests. As soon as become familiar with foreign he is either physically or mentally languages such as Italian, German, aoie, depending on his condition, Spanish. Japanese, and - Arable. ne is inciuaed in tne program. all go out with a 160 word We don't give him a chance to Nearly which at least fives vocabulary become bored." Patients are started on bed ex- them a working knowledge that ercises a few days after surgical win "get tnem by" ir necessary. operations to prevent muscles from Keep Up With War becoming flabby. Individual exer Large wall maps, kent un to clses are devised for each. Those date by the patients themselves, , " , V jV - ill, so-call- ed - i ' y . RECREATION ... . Plays an Important part in the convalescent training program sit Hill Field's base hospital. Pfc Frank Jones (left) and Pfc. Clifford EUing- work with pliant putty while lit, R. R. WUlahan, program director, supplies them with helpful hints. DIVERSIONARY - wide-flun- d, . . s P-5- 1. . camo-flaug- e, . P (fx ' v r . . . . TSct Browne Beaslev MWft. BED-RIDDE- N . .wn..i.. from the travellna; library under the able assistance of 14. Gertrude feuc, Anu rAaldUv J Milton Canifi; creator oTTorry and tho Pirates ' SksKwtA n& ebdMRicAN Must HOYO ComO From 'Tr&k mark the progress of the Military commentators come in intervals to interpret advances retreats. Veterans of Guadalca Ploesti, or El Alamein oftimes their own stories. . Relief mapi show the topography and charaoV teristics of the embattled areas.'. , a "travelhrf For the library" is wheeled from patient from which they mas . bed-ridde- n, to-pati- ent their own selections. Modern Co tion, historical novels and interests ingly written training manual! " ride its shelves. is upModel airplane building most popular of the handicrafts. Everything from a Spitfire to Ji heavy bomber of the "Liberator" class may be seen in various stages of completion. The men maki these up from specially prepare ' kits. -- ; . Clay modeling with its limitless horizon runs a close second. Obi jects of military interest ieetart suns, planes, and ships soldief strewn about while every evidently feels he can do feminist contours, for such clay expression!' are much in evidence. Construction of a "guest house" which will provide temporary at commodations for visiting relative! is now underway while Lt. CoL office, C Bedwell, commanding of 'the base hospital, announced beea that a special building has authorized to house the convaI cent training program. J. All of these contribute to tM peace of mind and contentment of' the patients. tt "Physical recovery seems mind is em speed up when the observed. "WT cupied," CoL Bedwell . have seen amazing progress ma In convalescence since the program was inaugurated. Neither is mora a problem any longer. to retttfl '.JL,'"Patients are now able to full duty when discharged tnm - the hospital, cut down. At outmoding the system of returning men to Hfw aw duty. Convalescentnowfurloughs and we attff seldom necessary aft also found that readmissions a close of mm occupational day, the the wea-balanc- ed ana iu aw enjoy restful sleepdeclared ant benefits," he Undsr TltQ frftA Of AoeS osmvetimim turner S ' . ' .