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( rom Barnsl&Mning " to Flight Test t aaaj iiiiimanflaaaeflM ipii it Responsible Ratings Emphasized Wm.FitzmeyerTurnsDeafness Into Asset on His Job Here Wednesday April 12, 1944 Elements Must Agree With Final Sum-Up That there is a heavy responsibility resting with those supervisors who are concerned with the preparation of annual efficiency ratings for graded employes was stressed this week by Capt. Ellis T. Demars, chief, classification branch,' civilian per sonnel section. ' vp- ,He pointed out that due to the vital importnace of the rating to the employe, the rating : official and the reviewing official should understand the form thoroughly before attempting to complete it? . "In the past," he said, "we have received many ratings in which the final adjective rating was in complete disagreement with the individual elements marked by the supervisor. The form contains detailed instructions as to exactly how the adjective rating is to be computed after the elements have been marked." , A fair and accurate rating is important to the graded employe because within-grad- e promotions may not be had unless the efficiency rating is "good" or better. The importance of understanding the form has been emphasized during the past several weeks in classes offered by the post schools to supervisors who will be concerned. Over 600 received the training. Annual ratings will be prepared for all employes occupying graded positions who have completed servtrial period. An ing their one-yeemploye must have been employed by the government for at least one year before an annual rating is prepared for him. . - iERIAIi BARNSTORMING 'oots" Mogue oi uouiaer, OASG at Hill Field as m n Anton H. ... Ini the late ...'twenties . gave ne is uiriii. - a tw xooay joiorauo, m serving night test Inspector. It Is a far cry from e thousands at carnivals and country fairs stunt flying:, to inspecting riant 4 "Liberators" and 7 "Flying Fortresses," to "Toots" Hogue it is much more satisfying to give the final May" on one of the big ships so that It may find its way back to V fighting front in perfect condition for the job it must be do to speed this war's end. B-1- B-2- They Pack Material for Overseas Qw w ar o ;3 4 3 AND BOXES THEY PACK . . . For boys of every fighting ps rent, but whether Truk, Cassino or New Guinea, Sisters Bertha and juabeth Rademacher mav be denended noon to do an ezDert Job. Mf got their early training on a combination dairy farm operated v their parents In Longmont, Colorado. When two of their seven nthers went into the service, Bert nan and Elizabeth joined the supply division of the OASC "Keep 'Em Flying" services. He Strips 'Em Down & , .xsflft- i Pfc Howard Low Not since Betty Hutton hit the screen has Hollywood given birth nervous-wit-teto as a comedian as Danny Kaye, star of "Up in Arms." He is a clever, funny fellow. His delivery of "Theatre Lobby Number," in which he gives a hilarious summary of the film to lobby standees, and "Melody in 4F," smacks of great originality and is certainly a refreshing change from recent corny By hard-workin- g, laugh-twitchi- d, ng rat-tat-t- at v 4s, , Nevertheless, Kaye's peculiar talents are showcased amidst typical musical-comed- y Goldwynisms: the gleaming, grinning Goldwyn chorines, the spectacular sets, the feeble script in between the Danny Kaye skits. The songs, however, are pleasant enough, although Dican hardly nah Shore In a close-u- p be mistaken for a cover girl. Oh, yes, the story. A hypochondriac is drafted, and, through a simple plot fluke, captures 20 Japanese soldiers, to be proclaimed national hero of the week. Somehow Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore and. Constance Dowling are Involved in the proceedings, but not enough to detract from Danny Kaye's auspicious ha-h- a debut tYJ ' 7 v w f.i, . : Of ficers Eligible 1 To Run for Office mz w. , I 1 , J MEAN STRIP ARTIST . . . Forl7 years previous to joining the irTn Air Servioe Command, Edwin Barnett (above) served as "hsnic's helper in reclamation, salvaging parts from wrecked and "Ked planes. Today he Is busily engaged stripping critical Items fuselage and motors of giant bombers which are no longer air- m that these part may again find places In planes all along fronts. Barnett Is enthusiastic in his invitation to have Whet civilian helpers join him in his work at IUU Field. c em-he- Recent new rulings from the War and Navy Departments now make it possible for Army or Navy officers to accept nomination or election to a political office. Both services said that there was no prohibition against either the nomination or election of an officer, and that he might remain in the armed forces "during an election campaign in which he takes ' no part." In the event an officer should be elected under such circumstances, it was understood, however, that he would either resign his commis ion or retire, if eligible to do so. re lip-rea- d. Hillcrest's Choir Has Busy Easter - " Mamie Pierce's Mural Work On View Throughout Nation By Rupert Rivierre Among the Hill field workers who have achieved distinction in a creative work, is Miss Mamie Pierce of the drafting department. She is listed in the University of New Mexico's "Who's Who" as an outstanding student in art. Incidentally, she is a descendant of Franklin Pierce, early president of the United States. In addition, Miss Pierce is a writer, the author of children's stories (which she illustrates herself) and belongs to the Texas Writers' club. Before majoring in art at New Mexico university two years and receiving a degree of B. S. from the State Teachers college at Silver City, N. M., Miss Pierce stud ied art at Winters, Tex., where she was reared. During this period she was confined to a wheel chair six years as the result of in fantile paralysis, but the ambitious girl kept up with her art studies and general education. Gains Scholarship While at New Mexico university, she won the American Association of University Women's scholarship to Taos in 1937. The year before, she painted the mural, an irrigation project, which represented New Mexico at the Texas centennial. Other of her murals adorn the walls of the State Junior college at Portalles, N. M., the State Agricultural college at Las Cruces, N. Ed-m- comics. t since June of last year. He One of the most remarkable at Hill Field is a young man, works for A. P. White's efficient 28 years of age, named William service section. Fitzmeyer. He has been employed! typewriter Is a remarkable workFitzmeyer er because he is able to detect defects and other irregularities in all types of electrical office equipment, defects that other experts in the section are unable to do. And Fitzmeyer can do this because he is stone deaf. His fingers are so sensitive he can feel small gratings and grindings, usually signs of trouble, that other emJ ployes would miss entirely. Fitzmeyer is also remarkable for He has not his ability to reaffliction deaf. The been always sulted eight years ago folliwing a serious illness. Before leaving the hospital he was able to read Hps with some degree of skill. He was there only seven weeks. He can talk as well as the next fellow, and can also tell how loudly he is talking. "If I were in China," sunervisor Wm. Fitzmeyer White said, "and had an office machine to be repaired I'd send it to him if I possibly could. That's what I think of his ability," Fitzmeyer has been In the office equipment repair business for six years. He came here from Denver, Easter was a busy day for the Colorado. "Lip reading," he says, "requires Hillcrest Temple choir. After pre not only that one watch the lips, senting their cantata at Ogden but also tjhe facial movements. Canyon, they went next to Hill Some sounds are transmittable only Field chapel where it was given by the facial muscles." When instructions concerning a again at 9 a. m. Another service at 8 p. m. Sun particular repair job are beinggiv-e- n him, he must do two jobs where day found Unit Two represented? in another service with the can- the ordinary individual does only tata prepared by Unit One and re one. First, he must determine the words being spoken to him. Secondmarkably accomplished. To Chaplain Willis L. Stower of ly, he must determine the intent of Hill Field and SSgt. Andrew S. those words. He says it is easigr to reaJ lips Harris went plaudits for a fine directional ' job well done. To the if he places the back of his hand choir, who worked hard presenting against the throat of the person three cantatas on a day when oth speaking' to him. Also, he says he ers were enjoying Easter parading, can understand women better than men. j ; went similar thanks. "That," said White, "is something LOST Cameo brooch, white raised face. I have never been abje to do!" ' Fitzmeyer is happily married and brown background, last Thursday by industrial medical dispensary. Contact Jennie lives with his wife and small A. Broderlck, warehouse 12. Extension 707. Reward. daughter at Washington Terrace. ployes and the state school for the deaf, at Santa Fe. While painting murals for the last mentioned place, the artist learned tlie deaf alphabet, and so is quite popular among the deaf workers at Hill M., : : ; field. More Of her murals give life to the walls of the $150,000 Baptist church at Albuquerque. One occu; pies a space 16 by 36 feet. Her paintings have been exhibited in the Phillips memorial gal; - . lery, Washingtno, D. C, and were sent on a . tour of five western states. Two of her art works are in the fine arts exhibits at Aus tin, Tex. Miss Pierce was president of the local chapter of the Delta Phi national honorary art fraternity at New Mexico university, and is still' a member of the national fraternity. Taught at College She was art editor of the annual yearbook of the New Mexico State Teachers' college, where she taught art for two years before coming to Hill field. She arrived here last June. Before this she had an apas geological survey pointment engineers' aide in Washington, D. C, but decided to become a Hill fielder. Despite her achievements Miss Pierce is extremely modest Her personality has made her well liked by her employers and fellow workers. Happy Days Now Begin JPi J& fit i AT BASE CHAPEL WEDDING . . . Corporal Wayne 11. Smith and V.oirn the attendant Nadine Stenger of Tacoma, Wah., were honors for the occasion were Sgt. Rudy Gerl and Clirystal Rasmussea, vrt.