Music: BOY!

The fledgling Air Corps (founded 1909) has never had an official song. Publisher Bernarr Macfadden last year offered $1,000 for an appropriate ditty. Last week the prizewinner, officially approved by Major General Henry H. Arnold, Chief of the Army Air Corps, was published by Carl Fisher, Inc. Its author-composer, Baritone Robert Crawford. The tune of The Army Air Corps* was catchy, martial. The words (first verse):

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,

Climbing high into the sun;

Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,

At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun!

Down we...

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