The CUB

Vol. 8, No. 5, May, 1952

 

     The CUB is published bimonthly by the 106th Infantry Division Association. Subscription price $3.00 per year includes membership in the Association. Editorial Offices at 3905 North Lincoln, Chicago 13, Illinois. Back copies available at 25c each.

 

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT - J. Glenn Schnizlein 307 Scribner St. Joliet, Illinois

VICE-PRESIDENT - James E. Wells, Hephzibah, Georgia

ADJUTANT - Robert E. Kelly, 2034 National Bank Bldg. Detroit 26, Michigan

TREASURER - William K. Fowler, 2830 Shipley Terrace SE, Washington 20, D.C.

CHAPLAIN - Rev. Edward T. Boyle, 46 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake Village, Melrose Park, Illinois

MEMORIALS CHAIRMAN - Douglas S. Coffey 25 Nutman Place, West Orange, N.J.

MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN - David S. Price, Box 238, North Lane Londonville, New York

EDITOR - Arvo O. Paananen 3905 N. Lincoln Chicago 13, Illinois; Lakeview 5-0529

 

Division Staff Reunion

     The visit of Colonel M. S. Belzer, 106th Division Surgeon, to New York City was the occasion for a hurried reunion of the Division Staff on Saturday evening, March 29. Colonel Belzer and Mrs. Belzer were attending some medical association meetings in the East.

     Colonel Herb (Smokey) Livesey, Jr., Division Chemical Officer, and Colonel Robert Stout, Division G-2, organized a grand party at the Military and Naval Club, 7 West 43rd St., New York City.

(Continued on Page 10)

 

Iowa City Salutes New VA Hospital

     The new Veterans Hospital now in Iowa City, Iowa, is the fourth VA hospital in Iowa and the second of the general medical and surgical classification.

     The building has a maximum patient capacity of 500. It is more than 400 feet long, and with the basement and penthouse, is 15 stories high. The new hospital is one of the largest public buildings in Iowa, having about 300,000 square feet of floor space.

     At the present there are 156 VA hospitals in operation with beds totaling 112,000. Twenty-five more remain to be completed under the present program, 15 of these slated for completion in 1952.

     The nation's veteran population now stands at about 18,900,000. This includes 3,400,000 persons who served in WW I and 16,300,000 WW II veterans.

--Iowa City Press-Citizen

 

Renew Your Membership on or before July 1st

     In the near future, you will receive your annual billing from the 106th Infantry Division Association for your dues for the year 1952-53. Let's be proud enough of our organization to remit promptly and avoid further billing which just runs into more money.

 

     Please remit all dues and Memorial Fund contributions to the Adjutant, Mr.

Robert E. Kelly, 2034 National Bank Bldg., Detroit 26, Michigan.

Association membership and CUB subscription is only $3.00 to June 30, 1953.

 

It's Baltimore for You in '52’!

 

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President’s Column

J. Glenn Schnizlein

     The climax of the year is almost upon us. In fact, probably by the time you read this you should be packed and ready to go. Did you let your buddies know you are going to be in Baltimore? Did you ask them to meet you there July 25, 26, or 27?. Well--it isn't really too late, is it?

     Actually, this year's convention may be a crisis as well as a climax for the Association. Our membership has dropped dangerously low. (Apparently no particular shortcoming of our Association since similar decreases have been experienced by other veterans' organizations.) Therefore, some changes must be made--needless to say low membership means low bank balance. However, if each one of us does his full share, we can get membership back to its former healthy state. Write your friends today and get started packing for that trip to Baltimore and a good time. John Loveless and the Baltimore Chapter have some big plans--don't miss them. The bigger the crowd the more enjoyable they will be. See you in Baltimore July 25-27.

 

Letters From CUB Readers

 

Dear Mr. Price,

     Thank you for your kind letter of April 12th, which has been the first news of the Association I have had in some time.

     I regret very much that my membership expired in June of last year but on or about January, 1952, I was reinstated and I hope that my enclosed card will show that I am in good standing. If any copies of the CUB which I have missed are still available, I would appreciate receiving them.

     My membership in the Association dates back to 1946 and although I have never been a very active member, (I have yet to attend a convention) my interest in the organization has always been high. This letter presents an opportunity to express my appreciation to you and to the other officers who in the past years have given us such a fine publication in the CUB. In particular, I would like to refer to Mr. Herbert Livesey, whose departure from the staff in 1947 was perhaps the greatest single loss the Association suffered.

     At the risk of making this a longer letter, but in all sincerity, may I offer my suggestions for improving our magazine?

     I shall confine myself to these two,

     (1) An Increase in Dues. Since our present strength is not nearly equal to the goal that was originally set and since no substantial increase in membership is to be expected, it is fairly obvious that some other way must be found to provide the Association with the financial means to carry on its work and improve its program. In every enterprise, there is room for improvement. The aim of our organization is to move forward to better and better things, and with this in mind, it is my opinion that an increase of dues is well justified.

     (2) Special Features. This, of course, may work a hardship on our more ranking members, but I think it would lend a greater interest to the CUB if many of our former commanding officers could be persuaded to submit their views on various current events. Col. Reid of the 424th did a wonderful job in an early issue of the CUB and I would welcome his return to the 'Soap Box.'

     On the subject of new military weapons which seem to be replacing our old familiar standbys of the last war in increasing variety, the opinions and criticisms of our own top brass would be something new and, I think, keenly appreciated.

Sincerely,

John J. McKinnon

P.O. Box 132

Clinton, Massachusetts

 

Memorial Fund

     Let's not forget this worthy cause. Send your contributions to our Adjutant, Robert E. Kelly, 2034 National Bank Building, Detroit 26, Michigan.

 

     Thanks to the following donors for such a generous contribution:

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Wells of Hephzibah, Georgia.

 

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SIXTH ANNUAL NATIONAL REUNION

     Here's an invitation, from the 1952 Convention Committee, to visit in Baltimore this July. Baltimore, Seaport Center of Industrial America, offers you all the attractions of a modern port-metropolis plus the charm and hospitality of the South.

     This is the first convention the Association will hold on the Eastern Seaboard. Having been held in the Midwest and environs during the past years, this year will afford men from the coastal states an opportunity to turn out in force. Let's see you make a good showing.

     Here is a tentative schedule for the Convention. There may be some changes, but the Committee thinks not.

 

Thursday, July 24th

     7:00 P.M. - Early registration.

Friday, July 25th   

     8:00 a.m. - Registration Desk opens for day.

     9:45 a.m. - Boat tour of Baltimore Harbor.

     1:30 p.m. - Bus tour of Baltimore City.

     6:30 p.m. - Baltimore Chapter welcomes the Convention.

                     Snack and Beer Party.

Saturday, July 26th

     8:00 a.m. - Registration Desk opens for day.

     10:00 a.m. - Memorial Service in War Memorial Building.

     11:00 a.m. - Group Photographs.

     1:00 p.m. - Luncheon

                     Guest Speaker - Gen. James P. S. Devereux.

     2:30 p.m. - Men's Business Meeting.

                     Women's Auxiliary Meeting.

                     Board of Directors' Meeting.

     7:00 p.m. - Banquet.

                     Presentation of gift to Veterans' Hospital by Women's Auxiliary

     9:00 p.m. - Dance

Sunday, July 27th

     a.m. - Church Service of your choice.

     1:00 p.m. - Luncheon.

     2:00 p.m. - Final Business.

 

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BALTIMORE, JULY 25-27, 1952

     Although the Convention does not officially open until Friday morning, the Registration Desk will be open Thursday evening for early-birds. Anyone arriving Thursday will find Baltimore's department stores open until 9:00 p.m., and of course there will be many other entertaining spots available.

     Friday afternoon's bus tour will include stops at the Washington Monument, Fort McHenry and other historic and interesting sites.

     The Committee is extremely sorry, but due to space limitations, it may be necessary to limit the Friday morning boat trip to men only. We hope not.

     Maps and folders concerning Baltimore and its points of interest will be available at the Registration Desk. Remember, too, that there are many points of interest outside Baltimore but close enough that you can make Baltimore and the Convention your vacation headquarters - Gettysburg Battlefield, Washington, Mount Vernon, Atlantic City, Williamsburg, Annapolis.

     So, that's what you get for your registration fee. The Baltimore Committee thinks you'll enjoy it. And the price? It's still the same.

 

Registration Fee

$15.00 per person - $5.00 advance per person must be paid on or before July 10, 1952. Sorry, but no refunds after this date.

Send your money and Convention Registration Card (the Colored card) to:

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Austin L. Byrd, Jr. 502 Nottingham Road, Baltimore 29, Md.

The Motel Reservation Card (the White card) should be sent directly to the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

 

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FORT McHENRY, THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

 

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WAR MEMORIAL

Strikingly simple in construction, this ageless memorial to Baltimore's war dead surrounded by teeming business. It stands…

 

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Transportation Costs to Baltimore Convention

To Baltimore from

Road

Mileage

Rail Coach

Round Trip Pullman Lower Berth

Airlines

One-Way / Round Trip

Atlanta, Ga.

694

39.45

72.40

c 46.23

87.86

Bismarck, N. D.

1559

93.73

170.20

94.59

179.75

Boston, Mass.

413

,s2.15

S 50.91

26.51

50.37

Buffalo, N.Y.

366

29.04

52.51

23.

44.39

Chicago, Ill.

688

50.66

94.48

c 43.47

82.69

Cincinnati, O.

506

37.15

68.43

33.35

63.37

Columbia, S.C.

517

30.25

55.33

33.98

64.63

Dallas, Texas

1441

78.55

140.77

c 89.82

170.66

Denver, Colo.

1675

104.25

180.78

109.14

207.46

Detroit, Mich.

509

39.33

73.25

c    31.40

59.69

Helena, Mont.

2202

122.36

220.29

138.00

262.20

Indianapolis, Ind.

576

44.10

80.78

39.33

74.75

Kansas City, Mo.

1065

72.91

132.76

69.63

132.37

Little Rock, Ark.

1097

61.47

113.56

70.15

133.29

Los Angeles, Cal.

2726

154.33

273.31

c171.75

326.37

Miami, Fla.

1155

67.16

123.69

c 75.67

143.87

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.

1107

71.76

129.26

c 6Littls

124.20

Nashville, Tenn.

737

64.87

65.45

46.69

88.78

New Orleans, La.

1173

67.62

120.93

c 76.42

145.25

New York, N. Y.

191

14.33

a   23.18

c    13.69

26.11

Oklahoma City, Okla.

1375

79.81

141.46

86.31

163.99

Omaha, Nebr.

1148

76.48

136.97

74.12

140.88

Philadelphia, Pa.

'103

7.36

a   11.87

 

 

Phoenix, Ariz.

2372

135.53

234.90

149.96

284.97

Pittsburgh, Pa.

223

22.25

39.68

c    15.07

28.64

St. Louis, Mo.

817

59.46

108.86

53.36

101.43

Salt Lake City, U.

2123

128.00

223.91

140.24

266.57

San Francisco, Cal.

2889

154.33

273.31

c 171.75

326.37

Santa  Fe, N.M.

1934

113.85

197.69

121.67

231.27

Seattle, Wash.

2821

144.96

271.91

c 171.75

326.37

Washington, D.C.

38

3.11

a   5.98

 

 

All fares include Federal Tax.

Rail rates courtesy Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Air rates courtesy Capital Airlines

a - Parlor Car Seat Rate.

c - Air Coach service is available with Washington

 

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More About Baltimore

     Baltimore, the major metropolis of Maryland, is the country's sixth largest city and its second seaport in foreign trade tonnage.

     Lying midway between the North and South, it is the closest Atlantic Seaboard city to the Midwest. Also, it is but forty miles from the nation's capital, and less than two hundred miles from such large cities as New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Richmond.

     Briefly, it is a center of industrial, shipping and commercial activities, as well as an important banking and financial community.

     The City is rich in historical .importance, taking pride in the fact that it is the only Atlantic Seaboard city over which an enemy flag has never waved. Its major historic shrine is Fort McHenry where, during the bombardment by the British in 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote our National Anthem. Its most famous monument is the Washington Monument, first ever erected in memory of the great American. Having more monuments per capita than any other city in our' country, Baltimore is known as the 'Monumental City.'

     The Port, with its 40 miles of shoreline, developed by industrial plants producing hundreds of different commodities, is second only to New York in foreign trade. The largest tidewater steel plant in the world is located here, as well as the largest bottle cap manufacturing plant in the world, the world's largest spice factory, largest copper refinery, largest bichromate factory and the largest manufacturer of long distance telephone cable. A vast network of transportation facilities-91 overseas steamship lines, 3 major railroads, 148 common carrier motor truck lines and 8 scheduled airlines--serves these and other industries of the City and Port. Of particular interest is the new Friendship International Airport, five times larger than National Airport in Washington and four times larger than LaGuardia Field in New York.

Baltimore is not all commerce, shipping and industry. Her cultural life is also well developed. Probably her best-known educational institution is the Johns Hopkins University. Its Medical School was among the first to specialize in the intensive training of medical students, with many of its graduates attaining world-wide fame. The University of Maryland has a number of its departments in Baltimore, including its school of dentistry, the first of its kind to be established anywhere. Also worthy of note are the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Goucher College and Notre Dame College for women, Loyola College for men, the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Walters Art Gallery, one of the finest private art collections in the world.

     In sports, Baltimore has many attractions. Deep and beautiful Chesapeake Bay not only provides the City with delicious seafood, but is regarded as a paradise for the vacationer who loves bathing, boating and fishing for bluefish, channel bass, spot, rock and other gamefish. Thousands of visitors are also annually attracted to the City to witness such outstanding sports events as the Pimlico Preakness and Futurity horse races.

     Due to its convenient location and diversified community background, Baltimore annually is host to many large conventions. The city was the scene of the first national convention for the nomination of a President and Vice-President of the United States (1831), and this year welcomes the 'Golden Lions' for their sixth convention--July 25th through 27th.

 

Convention Guest Speakers

 

     Guest speaker at the Convention in Baltimore will be General James P. S. Devereux (USMC, Ret.), known throughout the country as the 'Hero of Wake Island.' It was the then Col. Devereux who conducted the hopeless defense of Wake Island in December, 1941.

     Born in Cuba, where his father was serving in the Army Medical Corps, and educated in the United States and Switzerland, Gen. Devereux early began a series of travels which were to take him to many corners of the world.

     In 1923, at the age of 20, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and saw service in Nicaragua, China and the Pacific Islands, being on Wake Island when it was attacked by the Japanese on

 

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     December 7, 1941, the same day as the Pearl Harbor attack. He conducted the island's defense until it went down on December 23, and he was then a POW of the Japanese until September, 1945.

     Returning to civilian life in 1948, after a quarter of a century in the Marines, Gen. Devereux settled down on his farm just outside Baltimore. He entered the political field of his state a few years later, and was elected to the House of Representatives from the Second Maryland District.

     Marine Corps General - Hero of Wake Island - POW - Member of Congress - Guest Speaker at Baltimore Convention.

 

 

Convention Headquarters

     The Lord Baltimore Hotel, our convention headquarters in Baltimore, is one of the city's largest and most modern hotels. Located at Baltimore and Hanover Streets, it is just one block from the center of the city. It is in the heart of the business district, and delegates will find theatres, stores and amusements within easy reach. It is but six blocks from the War Memorial Building, where the Memorial Service will be held on Saturday.

     The Association's registration desk will be located in the hotel, opposite the elevators on the mezzanine floor.

Will we see you there?

(Picture on Back Cover)

 

DIVISION STAFF REUNION

(Continued from Page 2)

Those attending in addition to the Belzers, Liveseys, and Stouts, were Major General and Mrs. Jones from Washington, D.C., Brig. Gen. Leo T. McMahon from Harrisburg, Colonel and Mrs. Tom Riggs, Division Engineer from Short Hills, New Jersey, and Major and Mrs. Fischbein, Division Psychiatrist from Irvington, New Jersey.

     All this group who met in New York City, including General and Mrs. Jones and excepting Colonel and Mrs. Belzer, promise to be present at the Baltimore Reunion in July.

 

What They Are Doing Now

     Larry Astin (422/Cn), 9 So. 3rd St., Milton Junction, Wisconsin, is in the electrical maintenance work for Parker Pen Company in Janesville, Wisconsin, which is only 8 miles from his home. Larry is proud of his own home and wonderful family. The Astins now have two sons, Gerry 5 ½ and David 3, and also a daughter, Vicki 2 months. The entire family looks forward to the CUB each month and Larry says he hopes to attend at least some of the conventions in the near future.

     John D. Beals (422/A), 217 E. Davenport St., Iowa City, Iowa, forwards the dues for a new member, Chuck Brower, who was a mail clerk for 422nd, Hq Co. John Beals also sent in the news item of the new VA Hospital erected in its home town, Iowa City, Iowa. John has been with the County Engineers during the past three years, taking a course in engineering on the GI Training Program. John is an assistant to the County Engineer of Johnson County and is located right in Iowa City.

     Colonel Malin Craig, Jr., former Executive of 106th Division Artillery, has been transferred from Army Field Forces at Fort Monroe, Virginia, to Washington, D.C., for duty at the Pentagon.

     Malcolm E. Lord (424/F), 109 So. 2nd Street, Denton, Maryland, is looking forward to the Convention in Baltimore in July and extends his invitation for all members of the Golden Lion Division to make themselves at home while in and around Baltimore. Malcolm is a photographer by profession, and we're hoping to see more of him at the convention. He says the little town of Denton, where he resides, is in the heart of the Eastern Shore of Maryland known as the Delmar Virginia Peninsula.

 

See You in Baltimore!

 

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Chaplin’s Corner

Rev. Edward T. Boyle

Alleluia! Allulia! Resurrexit sicut dixit!

     'He arose as He said He would.' This is the pean of joy sung in the hearts of Christians during the Easter Season. For in the resurrection of Christ is the hope of our own future resurrection. When says St. Paul, 'this corruptibility shall be put on incorruptibility; this mortality, immortality.' Further, he says, 'if Christ did not rise from the dead, then, all our hope is in vain.' But, Christ did rise from the dead. As His greatest miracle, it has the most abundant testimonies. Consider the story of the Guards. Such an extraordinary event, they could not contain themselves, but told many: that of the ladies going out for the final accounting of Our Lord's Body; the disciples on the road to Emaus meeting up with Stranger, Who proved to be Christ; The Apostles; Thomas who refused to believe. Was forced to admit it when it actually stuck his fingers into the place of the nails, and His side;

     St. John narrates at one time over 400 had seen Him. It was quite common knowledge of the time. There is not denial of it in the history of the time. However, there is much testimony from carvings and other sources that such an event did take place.

     With this conviction, our personal lives should be directed day by day, hour by hour, act by act, to the accomplishment of our own future resurrection, glorified and immortalized unto union with God.

 

On to Baltimore, Ye 106thers!

Don't Miss our 1952 Convention!

 

_Pic3       S/SGT. JAMES R. GRADY, 6 297 725, Co. C., 422nd Inf. Regt., died while a POW from bronchial pneumonia on March 3, 1945.

     He was a Mess Sergeant with his outfit and survivors include his wife, Ginny May, and one son, James Hugh Grady, who reside at 1722 So. 'S' St., Fort Smith, Arkansas.

 

New Members

Charles H. Brower (422/Hq 1st Bn) Western Auto Associate Store Carthage, Illinois

Norman K. Dawson, Jr. (422/L) 2121 So. 12th St., Bldg. 35 Arlington, Virginia

Joseph Lipka (423/C), 54 Stockton St., Worcester, Massachusetts

Joseph H. Newsome, III (Inf), 641 Main St., Emporia, Virginia

Marvin H. Smith (423), 2810 ½ Olive Ave., N. W. Washington 7, D.C.

 

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CONVENTION HEADQUARTERS

The Lord Baltimore Hotel

Baltimore & Hanover Sts.

(Story on Page 10)

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Index for: Vol. 8, No. 5, May, 1952


Astin, Larry, 12

Beals, John, 12

Beals, John D., 12

Belzer, Col. & Mrs., 12

Belzer, Col. M. S., 1

Boyle, Rev. Edward T., 1, 14

Brower, Charles H., 14

Byrd, Austin L., Jr., 6

Coffey, Douglas S., 1

Craig, Col. Malin, Jr., 12

Dawson, Norman K., Jr., 14

Devereux, Gen. James P. S., 5

Devereux, James P. S., 11

Fischbein, Maj. & Mrs., 12

Fort Monroe, Virginia, 12

Fowler, William K., 1

Grady, James R., 14

Jones, Maj. Gen. & Mrs., 12

Kelly, Robert E., 1, 4

Lipka, Joseph, 14

Livesey, Herb (Smokey), Jr., 1

Livesey, Mr. Herbert, 3

Lord, Malcolm E., 12

Loveless, John, 3

McKinnon, John J., 4

McMahon, Brig. Gen. Leo T., 12

Newsome, Joseph H., Iii, 14

Paananen, Arvo O., 1

Price, David S., 1

Riggs, Col. & Mrs. Tom, 12

Schnizlein, J. Glenn, 1, 3

Smith, Marvin H., 14

Stout, Col. Robert, 1

Switzerland, 11

Wells, James E., 1

Wells, Mr. & Mrs. James E., 4