BRIG. GEN. DONALD ARMSTRONG, Columbia
since the beginning of the war head of the Chicago Ordnance District, has been appointed
Commander of the Army Automotive Center in
manufacture to the needs of the front line troops
in every part of the world. If the Marines now
fighting desperately on the Solomon Islands need
a tank that can cross jungles, he must find out
and produce it.
"If the forces in Ireland need a tank that can
plow through the German guns on the French
Side of the English Channel, with big shells
bouncing off the roof like rain, it is Armstrong's
job to make a lightning-fast contact between the
front line and the Detroit automobile factories.
"To supervision over tanks, and,- to quote
the words of the press-release, 'everything that
rolls,' comes an officer of the-Regular Army, with
thirty-two years of background in key jobs, who
is an artilleryman and an expert, above all
things, on the power and penetration of guns
under varying conditions."
JOHN WINTERHOLLER, Wyoming '39, First Lieutenant of Marines, was serving in the Philippines at the time of the surrender. No word has
been received from or about him since. His
mother has received the usual letter from Marine
"The Commandant U. S. Marines regrets to
advise you that according to the records of this
Headquarters your son. First Lieut. John Winterholler, U. S. Marines, was performing in the
service of the country in the Manila Bay area
BRIG. GEN. DONALD ARMSTRONG, Columbia 'og
when the station capitulated. He will be carried
on the records of the Marine Corps as Missing
Detroit. Commenting on the new appointment, pending further information. No report of his
the Chicago Daily News said:
death has been received, and he may be a
"The change is a tremendous promotion for
prisoner of war. It will probably be several
Armstrong, and moves him directly into the
months before definite official information can
active service battle zones.
be expected concerning his status. Sincere (Sym"General Armstrong is not merely going pathy is extended in your anxiety and you are
another district; he is to be the fighting and
assured that any report received will be promptproducing head of one of the greatest American
ly communicated to you."
efforts. By an order already in effect, dated AuOnly a few days before receipt of this letter
gust 1, all wheeled vehicles, from tanks to bicyannouncement was made that Brother Wintercles, including the tens of thousands of trucks
holler had been awarded the Silver Star and the
formerly under the quartermaster corps, are to
Navy Letter of Commendation "for heroism in
be under the ordnance department.
"Heading this huge 'department of all wheeled
vehicles' will be two Glancy in
CHARLES RICHARDSON YATES, Georgia Tech '35,
Detroit, as a deputy chief of the ordnance de- 'Ensign at the Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C, is
partment, where he will follow every detail of
conducting a Bible Study hour for the detention
manufacturing, and General Armstrong, not only
unit of recruits at the Yard. Brother Yates is
in Detroit but with a world-wide roving coman internationally known golfer, winner of the
mission as chief of the Ordnance Automotive
National Intercollegiate title in 1937, a member
center, which will take him to the front lines of the winning Walker Cup team in 1938, and
and back again.
finally the British Amateur Championship in
1938. Prior to his enlistment in the Navy he was
"This opens a whole panorama of fighting
zone activity, for Armstrong must co-ordinate with the First National Bank of Atlanta, Ga.