COLONEL AND WACS TO TELL CIVIL AIR PATROL, AIRFIELD POSSIBILITIES HERE APRIL 5TH
Helps in War & Important
To Be Considered.
Lieutenant Colontl Don C. Johnston of Des Moines and two WAC officers. Lieutenant Elimbrin David-.an and Sergeant Durgln will bo in Dccorah next Wednesday.
A general meeting for all young
Olid older penile interested In a
am Air Patrol and Airfield for Decorah will be hold In Ihe Decorah High School Auditorium at 8 P. M. Wednesday. April 5. Dr. 0. J. H. Preui expects to have virtually the entire student body from Luther college to attend. CHIrens generally are invited to hear Colonel Johnston and the WAC officers talk.
A resolution was poised by Iba Chamber of Commerce Monday Inviting Colonel Job niton to come to Dccorah and acceptance wu obtained late Wednesday by Dewoy Tairo. . Lieutenant Colonel Don. C Johnston, commander of Ihe Civil Air Patrol In Iowa, which lends all ¦tales with 4CO0 patrol members, and who alio Is secretary of the Iowa. Aeronautical Com mission which checks with local groups on the proper location of airports to prevent mistakes that had been made in the past—such aa the n-lection of air fields that will not be approved by Federal au thorite the iprakcr Johnston is dynamic and well Informed on the subject of aviation
AIKHKI.PS (lit ISOLATION
A <-![> vnibout an airfield will be » Isolated from the general postwar artlvitir* as th<- town Unit today had no railroad, intrrurban lino or hl|[liM»).. Johnston said.
The poatlbltity that bclJeon-ter» u-lll como Into general u*e Is an crroneuou* and inaccurate Idea. They will not be practical for many yran and expensive (o operate
A Civil Air Patrol and airfield
ar* particularly Im portent to ¦
college town. Colonel Johnston de- ,,nRr v, ..-ve wiv ,*in
cUred. as the courses of education MORr' PL*U?8,0™*M A|Dn
Id the progreiiive Institutions of ** i>fi
higher learning will havo to In- -pie c. A. P.
elude aviation ."b)octs If the co'
leges ore to survive.
At Luther College ono claw of ten men wtkf trained before the airfield ivaa condemned by the government and Dr. O. J. 11. Preu. ha* caused avl-ation subject* to be Introduced and made Important parts of the courses of study.
The, time for talking of aviation anil airfield. *s pooling
and thi* it the time for action.
Colonel Johnston said.
Dewey Tatro. flying Instructor, John Waason. Boy ScouMeadcr for ">lder boys. P. H DeWitt. intere-t-'d in boys and aviation, and J. C. Hammond heard Colonel Johnston speak nt Oelweln last Friday.
WHAT IS AIR PATROL?
The Civil Air Patrol U an organ, lxatlon of persons interested ir. aviation. Members of the patrol wear the U. S. Army uniforms with the full approval of the U. War department. The should' strap, however, mum bo in the approved red.
The Civil Air Pairol holds n lar weeklv drills like on army ganisatlon. At Oelweln there SO member1.. A Dccorah group matched them drill and perform as Colonel Johnston Inspected them. There are men and women from privates to lieutenants in the Oelweln organization, nattily attired i attractive uniforms. About 15
Members of the Civil Air Patrol i case of Invasion would do combat duty—when oroDcrtv trained. Members of the C. A. P. actually havo sunk submarines off the Atlantic coast.
i C. A. P. !¦ not a draft defer-group. Instead they train NUI men and women so thst they come up for Induction Into the army.
In fact, the training given to members of the C A. P. Dr them for Important potltloi the army air forces and assures their soccdier promotion in ca-o they enter the armed forces.
WHAT IS TAUGHT IN C A. P.
Courses are given In the Civil Air Patrol instruction courses for •he study of radar, meteorology t weather forecasting), motor me-
inrtleulirly. Parachute rigging ;-packing ami pr*Mh> fautes so thr.'
There are «.0» members i Iowa C. A P. or more than In any other state. The patrol Is organized In every part of leva except northea>tern Iowa centering around Decorah.
The C A. P. will be continued after the war aa a training school for reserves for the U S. Army Air Forces- This la the only group not in the army that the army permits to use It uniforms and In-ilgnla.
Have Several C, A. *'. Planaa
The Iowa C. A. P. now owns a
operates seven or eight an
operated plonos. These can be taken fn
..«n- planes that did the U. 8. plaoe to place to Instruct C. A.
army at the time of the war start- members.
ed. All members of the C. A. P. Boys from the farms show
are to be furnished with proper keen interest In C. A. P. At [
manuals for instruction- start Dccorah could invite Cnlmi
The American Legion, the Vet-Ostlon. Rldceway. Fort Atkinsi
--------Of yonito wars, the ElkaCresco and Waukon to Join wl
groups are co-operating them in the C. A P. Later su ~ " ~ * ~" could have C. A. P.
vrttb the C. A. P. In low.. City the Elks and another lodge purchased an airplane for th« use and instruction of the C. A. P. there.
TWO WKFKS AT ARMY AIR FIELD
Colonel Johnston aaya thai gasoline U authorised for making trip, to C. A. P. claim. e. and events. Thor
The members of the C. A. P.fc it* to be given a two-week c if Instruction at the U. S. Army I tlr Base at Sioux City. Iowa. < of the finest air baaea in the cot try. There the members i
.... _ squadi Uctall* flights in the Iowa C. A. kt preaent and the program I: bandlsx to all parts of Iowa, f Of the 3g airfield* In Iowa. lit C * P airfields.
The Oe'wein C. A. P. had _ _ part In recently putting across
much like the training of the tlon.il Guard Unit*.
l.i-t Sunday the members of Oelwe'n C. A. P. were guesU of the U- S. Army »t Waterloo and the members of the C. A. P. ver* given rides in aimy air planes. The government will pay the bill for these two weeks.
Youths of 16 years or older may join, but must have the written consent of their parents to make plane trips-
Boys and girl* In the upper
approved and no mlaUl |such as buying the wrong plot
id such aa occured at Slot Lake will be repeated.
Flying Leaders After the War
The C A. P. members will take
leading part In the control of
private nying after th
along with the veteran Hi.
Iiave seen war service.
The Army Corps service Is op-
i to women who arc properly
trained. Lieut. Mrok and Sergeant
Buynak. Army Air WACS. apoke
of the opportunities that C A. P.
offers to girl, to train for
Army Air Woes.
All members of the C A. P. take
i active course In First Aid. In
case of bomber crash near their
city. Ihe C A P. i, authorised and
directed to take charge; to rescue
Injured filers; to prevent souvenir
hunters from demolishing the
wreckage, so that the cau.e of ¦
crash can be found and to take
full charge with full polkinB «„.
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