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Title: Jax air news
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: May 24, 1945
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
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3, No. 11 ?. ...._ I 24 May, 1945



I An Activity of the Naval Air Operational Training Command .


d!I U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION AND NAVAL AIR TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTER, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA



NAS To Feel Meat The USS Franklin lives To Fight Back I TobaccoRationingTo




Pinch As Supply ... "" Go Into Effect ,




! Dwindles In U. S. f!> > ..t.- M: On Sunday, 3 June


t' Service personnel at NAS Beginning Sunday, 3 June,

I Jacksonville, like others serv- ., ., cigarettes, cigars and smoking

ing in the armed forces in con- J'Y' tobacco will be rationed at all
N1F
tinental United States, will o military and Naval establish-

feel the pinch of the current &t ments in the United States,

meat shortage, according to + the Navy Department an-

the latest word received by r nounced last week. '

, the Commissary Departmentfrom In line with this policy local

the Bureau of Suppliesand r? NAOTC officials have set upa )

Accounts in Washington. standardized tobacco-sale

i Just as the civilian popula- procedure using a point rationing -

r \ tion has been hard hit by the system. Under the ,

\ wartime shortage, personnel system all members of the

attached to Navy shore stations Navy, Marine Corps and Coast

wiU-Jiave to tighten their belts a Guard serving in this Commandwill
bit when it comes to meats. While be eligible to receive on "Navy

the shortage Is already being felt, ;7T : Department Tobacco Rationing:
it is expected to become much, I ; ; Card Military." All civilians

more acute during the summer normally permitted to make pur.

months ahead chases at commissaries and ship's
Varieties' Planned service stores will be eligible to
Menus are being planned to include
receive one "Navy Department Ra.tioning -
the more plentiful varietiesof I "
,
Card-Civilian
meat which at : $
present are Eligible personnel having a card
frankfurters and pork products. $ will be permitted, under the new
Scarce items
are
disappearingfrom system, to purchase two points
the almost
menus altogether, '
worth of tobacco week. Each
per
and in accordance with directives
I point will be worth three packs of
from Washington there will be at
cigarettes, or 12 cigars, or four
least three meatless meals each
week. At the noon meal, vegetable # ounces of smoking tobacco. As
each amount of tobacco is drawn
,
dinners are being reintroduced 'Iv-
and the appropriate number will be
will probably appear on :4'
punched out of the card. Onlyone
the menus more frequently It i
be drawnat
week's ration may
was pointed out that the major
portion of the country's beef pro. I ti one time
be I : ",_ ; x One Week
ductlon will boned at the packing '
plants and shipped abroad, as ,;),. E YE 'Jitl. Points will be valid only for the
tf..I.-r week specified by the numbers on
will all cured meats
Despite practically the shortages, which run .'. 'l' .:; "$ ,.r, ... 'I the card. The number "one"squares

to other items as well as meats, ."" will be valid only for the
the nutiltional level of the chow week of June 3, the number "two"
Hill remain about the same as squares only for the week of June

in the past. For example, eggs .;. I 10 and so forth. The only exception
will be used more often to make ) to this regulation will be in
up for the protein content of meat. ,.- the case of military personnel who,

Butter supplies seem adequate, upon presentation of leave papersor
and butter will continue to be orders, may draw up to four
served twice daily weeks' rations, or a total of eight
More rigid controls over the noints

preparation of all food is being instituted Application forms have been for
by the Commissary De. warded to division officers. Personnel *
partment in trying to overcome will be required to apply
the problems presented by shoit- I for ration cards in person since

Ages. Cooking temperatures will I iI signatures are required. It is imperative -
be watched closely to avoid meat Ii i that all division officers

shrinkage which could grow to tt Tet complete listings to the station

.sizeable proportions. Further econ. THESE PICTURES TELL better than words the miracle of the carrier that lived to fight back. ationing panel in time for cards

omles will be effected in the preparation At top is probably the best photo taken of the Franklin at the height of her duress. Note crew clustered o be prepared and ready for issu-

of fresh vegetables. or port side to minimize list At lower left is bow view showing gaping hole in flight deck. At .nce by June 2.

lo Keilnceuste lower left is Rear Admiral Davison, who with his aide, Lt. (jg) R. J. Smith also now on duty here, Military personnel will carry
Although the department has always was aboard the Franklin at the time of the attack. Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch last' Monday pre- :heir ration cards with them in
conducted educational
an sented medals and stars to 97 of the Franklin's survivors at Brooklyn Navy Yard.Scigci went of transfer. Civilian person.
to home the fact
bring
program nel
will surrender their cards when
that "food is ammunition," throughthe
severing connections with military
use of the most up-to-date

posters and other means it will 01 Adm. Davison'sflagship establishments--_._WA----
strive to impress even more upon
all hands the necessity for conserv-
ing food and cutting down "tray. The Station Scene

waste." Is Revealed
:
The Importance of conservingfood Visiting WAC officers com

supplies was aptly put in a posedly waiting in car parked at
recent Issue of the Bureau of Sup. main yaj&t shtle red tape of entering

Continued on Page Three The heroic story of the Essex-class carrier USS Franklin-flagship of Rear Admiral gyration* slowly* *unwinds I
-- -- --- ---- --
-- Ralph E. Davison, now on duty here as Chief of Naval Air Operational Training-was revealed Erect WAVE walking down

Legal AssistanceFor I by the NaVy Department last week. Enterprise Avenue with an An

The story of the Franklin-a story of death and destruction and heroism and tenacity tliony/ Adverse-sited book bil
I
Foreign VetsUnder I i almost without i parallel I in all Naval history-began March 19 _less than 65 miles off I anced on the* top* of.her head.

the coast Japan when: a lone -- '
; 01 who had survived the first explosions parties were either killed or Friendly ,ayt/ee replacing hat
new Navy directives, legal enemy dive bomber darted out trapped by 'flames, volunteer fire I which had blown off head of

assistance available for naval of a cloud and snaked its way flames and Smoke fighters took charge It was not milkshake-laden sailor in front

personnel returning to the U. S. through a flak-blackened sky The whole after end of theFranklin's uncommon for a pilot, mechanic, of Ships Senice.
from sea or foreign duty includes flight deck became a ship's officer and steward's mateto *
to two direct hits the
on
score
many new types of help. mass of flames and smoke. Air- be manning the same hose Two marines, working\ like;/ a
Complete income tax aid cover- U. S. vessel. planes disintegrated as did their Everywhere the slightly woundedand bazooka team, using a loose section *

Ing all years from 1940 on has been The Jap plane was shot pilots and crewmen. Aviation gas- those who had escaped injury of pipe to fire an imaginary

handled in the Legal Assistance down seconds later, but the oline poured over the sides of the fought desperately in the face of rocket at an aloof WAVE near
Office of NAS for many months, deck like exploding ammunition to bring the station post office
y' damage had been done. The hangar a blazing Niag- .
and in the last five months several the fires under control. \ .'
aia. Bombs, rockets, bullets splinters
thousand returning (service men two bombs, striking among ,
I of wood and steel fell all One of the persons eminently Neu:lyutd tailor c o ni i n (/ i
have had the proper returns filled planes loaded up for take-off, around survivors who hugged the responsible for organizing the fire- aboard station in bride-pressed

out for them within the time limit touched off 100 tons of ex- decks for safety fighters was the ship's Catholic pants-utth the create down the
allowed law (the 15th day of
.- the 4th by month following returnto plosives and thousands of When many of the ship's regularly Chaplain, Lt. Comdr Joseph I front.
O'Callahan, who Is'scheduled to ------"'- f -----
assigned damage control re-
gallons of gasoline, creating a
U. S.
) pArt to this station
In the
---- ----- near
A standard and complete procedure holocaust that claimed a thousand future. The lean, Jesuit AIR NEWS Editorials
scholarly
for getting alien families and casualties and sent the Franklin Tribute
fiancees of returning servicemen reeling off in the direction of Ja rushed about the exposed slanting Aired Over Jax Radio
r. "I doubt that deck, administering last iltes to
j from foreign countries to the U. S many men The editorials "Corn and the
pan.So dying men and then led officers
has been adopted, Including tho obtaining great was the destruction. have had the privilege to and men into the flames, carrying Navy' and "Dear Old Girl," pub.
visas for that the Japanese claimed they had lished in the last
of immigration witness' such a combined hot bombs and shells to the edgeof two issues of the
wive and fiancees, and requestsfor sunk the Franklin-but the courage and JAX AIR NEWS, were aired over
of the
gallantly dock for
spirit jettisoning
government transportation for and tenacity of her crew courage Man" radio station WJHP on 10 May i

j dependents (not fiancees), proved them wrong a- was evident in Father 'Bra\et Callahan and 17 May respectively.They .
Naval personnel returning from Many major explosions followed I every member of theFrank- personally i were read by Lt. Mark
recruited
a damage-control party !
abroad and the initial blasts. Large bombs Bartlett, of the mamslde
needing
t\ duty at sea or lin's crew I am proud to and led it into one of the main public
help on these or other legal assist. exploded and threw men and planes relations office, who.conducts the '
served with them. ammunition to wet it
have magazines
ance problems, should go to the the length of the ship. Smaller "Sky Sailors" program each Mon.
down and its
Legal Assistance Office in building bombs, rockets and machine gun Rear Admiral Davison. prevent exploding. day and Thursday at 175lVOL. !
939. i ammunitlotkittej dozens of Yuen, Continued en Page Twoi



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o/tlle WEEK Flagship Is Revealed j



Continued from Page 1 ers for three hours. Finally, al- half her mission of mercy When )

One of the carrier's senior officers: most overcome by the smoke, he all possible wounded had been

P '' pointed out that the Padre had made his way to the charred flight taken off, the surviving memberof
"' risked his life on at least 10 occa- deck and manned a fire hose. Then, the carrier's air group were or- .

,", sions, and called him "the bravestman the fires under control, Odom volunteered I dered to leave the ship. 'Jever notice what funny tricks

.. ..f I, I ever law" for a rescue party and Early in the afternoon, when the your mind plays on you when a
Below decks, several hundredmen worked ceaselessly in helping to fires had been brought under con- certain odor or sound makes- ou

f' \ were at breakfast in their bring trapped men topside. Overa trol, the listing carrier was takenIn remember other sounds, smells,

':\ meSsing compartment when the stretch of five days, the Mississippian tow by the heavy cruiser Pitts or things in the past? Being;
initial explosions shook the ship. slept a total of six hours. burgh. Overhead, fighters flew Inconstant blessed (orcursed, depending upon

Smoke, flame and smashed bulk- He was promoted to Chief Machin- I. protective patrol. By your personal,point of view at the
heads blocked all available exits. ist's Mate on the spot for his hero- morning of the following day moment) with a retentive memorywe

M When the oxygen began to grow ism.But (March 20)), one of the carrier's sometimes find that seemingly
M scarce, panic seemed imminent. while heroic survivors were fire-rooms had resumed operation, unrelated things will evoke an association -

James E. Russell, Signalman, First battling to keep the blazing ship adding two knots to the Pitts- of ideas.:Of course, naval

Class, told how the flight surgeon, afloat, men were dying by the burgh's towing speed, and the severe -' establishments are little worlds of
Lt. Comdr. James 1* Fuelling, scores. Below decks, a warrant list had been corrected.TowLine their own (ain't it 101)!) but some

CVErted: the _panic."Everybody officer was walking along a pas Dro of the sounds, smells! ideas carry i

sit down," the doc- sageway when a blast threw him During the day, more boilers us back to that other world when
40 feet against It steel bulkhead.
tor ordered. "We're here were put into operation, and the we were civilians.
trapped Other men were blown clear of the
for the time being. Stay calm and ship and drowned or were killed two-line was dropped. But the ship Frinstance, there's the clean,
be quiet. Use as little air as pos- outright by the force of the bomb was still in bad shape. She had faintly lemonlsh perfume of the
sible. Stay close to the deck and concussions. Hundreds of other no electric power and very little magnolia blossom, almost unnoticed
say a prayer." survivors foodA small walkle-talkie.pow- here but carrying long
were picked up by destroyers -
The men waited and rescue finally assigned to I the ered by batteries, was her only memory of Kentucky and Tennessee -
COMDR. E. D. KILLIANThe patrol
Assembly and Reapir De- came. Lt. Donald A. Gary; area. Two destroyers, the USS radio equipment. The steering country lanes; the slightly,
partment at the Jacksonville Na- former enlisted man, promising the Hunt and the USS Marshall, res- gear was completely wrecked, and heavier odor of oleander, reminiscent -
men he would return, left the cued more than six hundred of the It was necessary to control her of Louisiana; the sharp 4
val Air Station is a gigantic en-
terprise comparable to many of messing compartment, groped rranklin's crew; the Hlckox and leading by varying the speed! of freshness of pine, bespeaking New '.

this nation's huge, sprawling industrial through the suffocating smoke and Miller saved others. the main engines. England. Along with such pleas-
plants and war industries. flames for a way out. When he I Condition Worse But the courage and determination ant nose ticklers there is also the

Its operation is a complicated, succeeded in finding an exit, In the first hour that followed of the men who manned the musty, thick odor-f mixed f rtlllzer .

difficult task, and one of the men through the ventilation tubing to the attack; the condition of the ship pulled her through. The skeleton now spread about the station -
chiefly responsible for its success- the flight deck, he returned and carrier grew steadily worse. I crew which had been kept grounds in a strong (I) hope
ful record is Comdr. Edward D. made trip after trip, leading survivors Groups of men were trapped InI I aboard worked day and night to that it will help the sparse grassto

Killian, executive assistant A & R to safety. All but one of the stem. Others began to go Insure that the ship would stay struggle more valiantly In the 1

officer. It is his duty to put into the trapped men were saved. over the side to escape what afloat So well did they do this sandy soil, and it is redolent of
operation the policits laid down by Marine Hero seemed to be certain death. But job that the carrier worked up to the miles of truck gardens and \

the A & R officer, and to see that A Marine orderly, 19-year-old damage-control parties succeeded 23 knots speed under her own young orange groves in central

they are executed in an efficient Corporal Wallace L. Klimklewicz, flooding some of the magazines power. Florida.

manner when ordered to abandon ship, requested below decks On March 21st, the Franklin re- Sometimes the station air is

For this task Comdr Killian's and obtained permission to At about 9:30: am. the, light I embarked about 300 of her men laden with the varied gustatory
background stands him in good man a forward 40-millimeter anti- cruiser Santa Fe came alongside from other ships which had picked whiffs emanating from one of the

stead. He is a naval aviator who aircraft gun. He stayed at his to remove wounded. The two ships I them up. An offer of additional ?alleys-onions, cabbage, onions,

still flies as often as time will weapon, as did the crews of the were so close together that gun crewmen, food and equipment was bacon, onions, roasting meat,
permit, and he has studied ex- other undamaged guns, In face of ; platforms on the Franklin's starboard refused. The ship's walkie-talkie onions, or baking bread How you
tensively In the field of aeronautical repeated determined attacking I side were damaged. Scores radioed back: react to that particular atmosphere

engineering waves of enemy planes. Although of wounded were removed from the "We have plenty of men and depends upon how recently you
Born in Boston, Mass., 12 March many more bombing runs were attempted carrier by makeshift mail-bag food. All we want to do is get lave stbked up the inner man, and
1904, he attended public schools the accuracy of the I. ireeches-buoj, and others were the hell out of here." the fuel used in the stoking!

there Graduating from Boston stricken carrier's remaining guns carried out on the carrier's horizontal On March 22nd the Franklinand Globe and Hot ,
Col.'ge with an A. B. degree in I
turned the back before
enemy : antennae masts and lowered a cruiser-escort headed for '
June, 1926, he enrolled at Massachusetts When the weather is close and
more hits could be scored. into the
waiting arms of blue- home She reached New York with
Institute of Technology, James P. Odom MMlc hot (Chamber of Commerce note:
was jackets on the Santa Fe's deck. her mast leaning at a sharp angle I
winning a degree of B. S. in standing his watch in a fire-room : The rescue operation had to*be ; her foremast a jagged stump, I'm only kidding, of course!) or
Aeronautical Engineering three when the Jap bombs touched off when it rains and forces the placeto
interrupted, however, when one her steel plates buckled and torn
years later. terrific explosions from ready ammunition of the carrier's forward five-Inch and her flight deck completed de- : be tightly closed, the mess halls ..
work
He went to
as an engineerwith
become
imbued
aircraft In New magazines and ready- gun mounts caught fire and threatened troyed. She had lost a greater with a certain odor
an company boxes. Disregarding his own safety to explode. The Santa Fe number of men and sustained more keenly reminiscent of a ship's chow
Haven Conn, but in the late
,
Odom donned a gas-mask, remained drew until the battle than hall, located several decks down.
spring of 1930 he left to enter away danger passed, damage any ship ever
naval aviation. Following his win at his station and kept [then she came alongside again to to enter New York Harbor under' It's a combination of closeness,
ning of his wings at Pensacola in steam up In one of the ship's boil- continue for another hour and a her own power. cooking, dampness and a tinge of
machine or fuel oil. On such days
the fall of '31 and his commission
-
he Families May Join r I one is rather surprised that the
as an ensign, was placedon '
inactive duty.Graduate. I ,. __ deck stays stationary and the
Course Caribbean Personnel DischargeErr dishes do not scoot quietly to and

Back in civil life he began teach Officers and enlisted men of the fro, pendulum fashion

ing school at Cambridge, Mass., first three pay grades who have The warm, soapy odor of laundries -
and at the same time he took duty in the Caribbean area may rLt a w I must be the same the world

graduate courses in aeronauticalengineering now bring their families to their over (yeah, I know, I do my own

at M. I. T Duringthe i duty station, the Navy Depart r too!) and equally so the dry, spicy,
summer, and a couple of eve- ment has announced. atmosphere of a commissary. Perhaps -
nings a week, he trained at the If quarters are available on the the station chapels differ

Naval Reserve Aviation Base just duty station families are entitledto somewhat from city churches',

outside Boston. In December, 1936, them. If not, Naval personnelare since our chapels are wide open
be joined the staff of another aircraft entitled to commutation. to live all day every day and so avoid a

concern, this one at Hart out. kind of mustiness, but they lUll
ford, Conn. While his principal Transportation! for families is retain the faint suggestion of well

work was in the engineering field, provided by the Navy on either polished> wood of hymals and somehow 1

he flew flight tests on production Army transports or Navy vessels. mysteriously, a lingering i
models. Availability of transportation facilities aroma of candle smoke.
Promoted to lieutenant, junior will determine when the
grade, during the time he was on trips can be made. Applicationsare But one thing remains always I
inactive duty, Killian returned to made the the same: The individual's own 4 i
by Navy man
active status in that rank in May, I through his commanding officer personal choice of fragrance for J

1{))38. He was assigned as an I -_- --- j his adornment. Sooo, in spite of
instructor at Floyd Bennett Field, TAILOR SHOP Ol'EN uniform Brooklyn, New York. Later that s ing if not both original and independent -
same year he was ordered to Pen- The new Ship's Service Tailor !) the girls stream invis-
fiaccla where he served as an instructor Shop, located in Building 930, ible vapor trails of elegant costly
until November 1940. I lower deck, is now open for gen- perfumes
and the men-well, haveyou've ,
Sent to NAS Jacksonville, which I I eral service to all hands. Pressing gotten a good sniff of Mac'snewest

was still in its infancy, he instructed I and alteration services are hair pomade, and have you .
a-ailable from 0830 to 1700 Mon
here when there I
cadets
been able to
day through Friday, and 1830 to avert your schnozzle:
was but one hangar in operation.In when the
boot
i 1600 Saturdays. -..... swaggers by drip-
March, 1941, the quadron was ---....---- I -CHARLES W. FINE, GMlc, receives his honorable discharge ping with "Swank" atter-shave lotion -
split in two, and the flier accompanied I from Lt. W B. Nichols, assistant station personnel officer Fine'swas ? ,
to Lee Field. A Those surrendering German sub- I
one group the first discharge of its type to be granted here all Ah, '
couple of months later he joinedthe marines fly a black flag insteadof previous yes things smell-but it
good-conduct discharges being "under honorable conditions." The isn't all bad?rI
Enterprise at Honolulu and a white one for visibility reasons -
white 46-year-old gunner receive his discharge under the Navy's new I ---if--
was assigned to the ship's air You can't see flags
policy of releasing men over 42. A veteran of World War
department. That July he was at sea because of the whitecaps.dren I service, I TIIVNKS FROM RED CROSS
upped to lieutenant. Fine has served on battleships, destroyers, minesweepers, submarines,
and was with the Eighth Amphibs for two Lt. Comdr. L. E. Haskell, station
and James years Although his plansare
Killian had asked for engineering Clair, aged seven,
rather unsettled as yet, he hopes eventually to return to the Welfare Officer, has announced
duties only back In the days he aged four.Favorite.
night club and restaurant business either in Jacksonville that he has received a letter of
of the or his home
and comman-
was at Jax, It came through: sports thanks
from Allen
while aboard the Enterprise. He der are golf and sailing. lIe makesno Greensboro, N. C. O. Scarbrougn,
-- ----- ------- Red Cross Field Director for an
was transferred to A & R at NAS claims to being a good divot- ----- ---
in 1941 but he just enjoys through Friday, June 1st. all-station contribution to the recent -
Pearl Harbor September, digger says Jax Junior College
Another promotion came along In. playing the game. Swimming is Service and civilian personnel, Red Cross Drive The money
August. 1943 this time to lieu- another sport he likes to IndulgeIn who are graduates of recognized came from the station Welfare I

tenant commander. When he left and football heads his list of On June 4th high schools or who can otherwise Fund.
there In December, 1943, to returnto spectator sports. Indoors he has Opens satisfy the College's entrance requirements '-- "*"---

Jacksonville, he held the Job no special! preferences, and is have an opportunity :NO TRADING:
of production superintendent agreeable to any form of diver Attention of service and civilian to complete a full semester of work An official announcement released -
Here In 1944 sion. He plays cards, listens to I personnel of NAS Jacksonville has In a college subject during the last week reminds all Naval

Upon reporting here on 17 Jan the radio, and reads. been called to the opportunity to twelve-week period and earn from personnel that: "No In the '
uary 1944, he was assigned as A One of the most exciting mo- complete a semester of work In two to four semester hours of col. Naval Service shall, without person propI.I
A R production control officer. ments of his life came one night!; !standard college subjects scheduledby lege credit. Recitation-lecture pe. er authority, either for himself or

He added the scrambled eggs:: to in the summer of 1941 aboard the the Jacksonville Junior College, rinds will meet from 1900 to 2100. as an agent, engage In trade or

his cap visor In May. He assumed Enterprise. He had been flyinga 704 Riverside Avenue, for its sum- The College is readily accessible Introduce any article for purposeof
his present job on 1 Jan- Grumman amphibian on a tow session beginning Monday
trade
mer to Air Station personnel as the city on the Naval reservationor
uary 1945.Comdr. ing flight and had returned to June 4th and ending Friday, August bus stops at Park Street and In the Marine Barracks." ,
Gil-
Killian switched over to the carrier to land. Crashes and _
the regular Navy in February, other troubles kept him from land- I 24th. more Street. The College is located {- I
1941, having decided to stay and ing until long after dark and I The announcement made by Dr. at the corner of Riverside Couldn't Be Jax
He when he pulled to a Garth H. Akridge, President, said Avenue and Gilmore Street, which
make the Navy a career. was finally up i ,Overheard in the galley: "The
married in August, 1936, to the stop on the flight deck the gas I that the regular registration period Is on the third Hock along Gil- pork we get now makes better
of Boston showed exactly eight gal- for the summer session is now more Street toward the St. John's
,
former Margaret Drury guage I rhlcken: salad than any veal I've i
Mass. The couple has two chil- lons left In the fuel tank. open and that it will remain open River; caver tasted,"


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May, 1945 JAX AIR NEWS Page Threa


I Inspection Ceremony Decoration Winners
New Waves' Club

Jt1 Ot1 p l

Opens In Bldg. 612The I 1 1r

!laie& 7J3J- 2c
NAS enlisted WAVES now 1,
have a club of their own for entertaining -
__ ___.___._.___ enlisted men or members i
of their immediate family. I
Boasting all the facilities of a well
: 3 equipped social center, the roomsin I
building 612 include a dance" s s
.
floor, snack bar, soda fountain, .
piano, record player, card tables, 4 .I
I books, magazines and newspapers.The .
lounge and reading rooms are
furnished with comfortable bamboo
I chairs and couches upholsteredin
cool green and white. \I If
Regular hours of the club are
from 1200 until 2145 daily, with .
I the snack bar opening at 1500. !'r _
Hostesses on duty during the day ;
I time will be assigned from the
WAVES welfareoffice force, and
those for the evening will be cho-
sen frogs a group of 18 petty officers
who volunteered to help the
venture get under way. It will be
one of their duties to see that enlisted t
men do not use the club
I equipment unless they are guests
( of WAVES The club is secured
to all officers at all times except
lo F.R.UIHt: .liISROIUAM, \2o: those on official business.
' Robert Hlgfjlnbotham stood The preparation for the club
: very erect. H"e even stretched a '
the ---
was accomplished through cooperation
' ( ittle. He had to. for his 5' 4" was I of the WAVES Administration HERE ARE THE "Black Cat" squadron veterans who received Presidential Unit Citation ribbons
.' to the height ceremonies Saturday morning. They are, top row, left to
a rely enough pass Welfare, Public Works and from Capt. Herbert E. Regan at Inspection
requirements of the &.a vy. Ship's Service. General operationis right: Charles E. Bainbridge, AMMlc; Edward H. Boyce, AMMlc; Alvin J. Brown, AMMlc, and Walter
But being short proved no hand under the supervision of WAVES E. Landon, AMMlc. all veterans of VPB-52. Center row, left to right, are: John Beley, AMM2c;
icap to the stoky lad from Elmira,. 'Welfare, with the snack bar and i William\ E. Rahn, AMM2c; Rupert D. Bevis. Jr., AMMlc; William C. Macintosh, AMMlc; John Rogers
New York He served 22 months soda fountain managed by Ship's' i I Parry, AMMlc, and James J. Ryan, Jr., AMMlc, all veterans of VPB-34. Bottom row, left to right,
overseas on five different LST'sin ACRM Harold J. Johnston, ,AMM3c; Joseph D. Me-
; Service. Regulations regarding the are: Bernard Hogan. ACMM, James L. Pittman ;
five major invasions. Count I use of the building were drawn up I Colgan, AMM2c; Earl E. Martin, AMM2c; Leland Mullins, AMMlc, and Edward F. Pinsdorf, AMMlc ,
'em":"' North Africa Sicily, Messi. attached to the NAS JacksonvilleA&R
by the WAVES Administrative Of. veterans of Squadron VPB-11, All of the citation winners are now
; na Anzio and Normandy. ficer and approved by the Execu Department.Also .
#, Higginbotliamt a yeoman I tive Officer. decorated at the Saturday ceremony was Lt. (jg) Robert D. Chaffe. of VF5, who receiveda
in the Personnel Office, was a It is anticipated that from time I Gold Star in lieu of a third Air Medal for destroying seven Jap airplanes on the ground during a raidon
three of these in
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during
seaman to time will be an base in the Philippines last November.
special parties ar enemy
vasions. He was a member of _._ __ n ____ --_
ranged but the chief function is to
boat the LST
a small crew on I
\ "I was the bow hook man" he I' fulfill the everyday need for a VPB2 No. 1 Artist Paints Tn E 1E'Ln" Cr'VI.> ."
recalled. "My job was to get the pleasant, informal place where the 1
,
ramp down and get the soldiers off girls may entertain guests and enJoy I
(is quickly as possible. When we I their leisure hours. I Ii" !Local Squadron ScenesThe
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returned to our ship my job was V
to secure our boat as .we pulled NAS To Feel Meat Pinch I II -.----
alongside." Navy hasn't commissionedany journals in the advertisements of
live Jtrrie I As Supply Dwindles In U. S. Rembrandts Van Goghs such large concerns as General
When not ferrying troops to Continued from page I i Gainsboroughs, or Da Vincis to I Mills, Proctor and Gamble and
newly won beachheads each man plies and Accounts Monthly Newsletter 'I pictorialize in oils its accomplishments Coca-Cola
had a battel station "I was point. "Food, unlike Topsy," it : In World War II, but 'I' Sailor Lentine has a wife whois
&4 er and trunnion operator in a 20 said, "doesn't just grow It at NAS Jacksonville an accomplished deeply interested In his work,
!' costs'I artist is capturing on can. to be an in-
mm. gun crew. Higginbothamsmiled. manpower for plowing, I and who has proved
"We'reofficially credited cultivating, harvesting, transportation vas activities at Squadron VPB- valuable adviser. A former dress
;
with shooting down five Jetties." I processing, packing, ship- 2#1 for posterity. I designer and native of Grand
The quiet, soft-spoken yeoman 'ping, preparation, service and I His paintings depicting everyday Rapids, Mich., Holly Harwood av hats JUICI.t l'N"cx1I1'
fingered the pencil behind his left even for cleaning up after its use. scenes in the seaplane area, Lentine always tells her husbandthe
ear. "Anzio was the toughest," It requires consumption of preciousfuel I serve another purpose, too. Hung right dress to put o.i his mod- By Sgi. H. K. King
he said. "Actually the landingwas for every one of the steps i on the otherwise bare walls els for the best effect. While she ALL and sundry seem quite
a cinch for we caught the I above and the expenditure of critIcal I I (bulkheads to you old salts) of gave up her career when she mar- i pleased to be able to hang chevronsonce
Germans by surprise. But after metals, wood, paper, and fibre, : rooms and passageways in build- ried Jimmy, Holly went back to more upon their right sleeves.
that they came at us from all before the fighting forces can re- ings in that section of the base designing when Jimmy entered the i Yes, no more walking down the
directions." "\f..& a nd c one um e It7F I the paintings provide a decorative Navy in December, 1943 and the street with the left side just a little
"Night after night they : does not look like shellsor note which blends perfectly with bluejacket says she's tickled to bit forward because, startingthe
pounded us from the air," he con- torpedoes: it does not stimulate I the surroundings death about it. Their daughter, I 1st of June enlisted Marines
tinued "Our LST reeled and interest like radar or skip-bomb. The artist is a somewhat shy Linda, aged seven, Is with Mrs. will have stripes on both sleeves
rocked from the near misses and Hng but each and every carton, I young man, James J. Lentine, Jr, Lentine in Chicago. I' again. Here are a couple of comments -
often It was bright enough topside box, or bag, could be stamped with a photographer's mate, third class, Following boot training at Great on this new ruling: Pvt.
to read a newspaper with 1 Ills' equivalent in these more awe- 1 from Chicago, Ill. He was born Lakes, Jimmy went through pho I LaFauci: "Who cares, lye had
. !ease." !; inspiring items. The same man near Johnstown, Pa., in 1909, and tography school at Pensacola, and mine on both sleeves since' I enlisted
But Messina brought more trouble i s power and resources which pro attended school in Cleveland, Ohio. from there to Yellow Water Gun !" Sgt. Higgins: "Ah, nowI
In a daylight raid a single duce the one produce the other. I II After three years of studying life nery School. Not long after being can rest assured that whoever
,German plane got in and droppeda I I They can not be used to produce drawing, oil painting, and sculpturing assigned here, Lt. Comdr French stands at my right at a bar knows:
bomb close enough to blow a both simultaneously." at the Cleveland School of Gray, ground training officer for what my rank is."
hole in the stein of Higginbotham's ._- Art, he became associated with a VPB2#1, discovered Jimmy's talent I HMMMM! Double feature billIng -
chip commercial art studio there and obtained for him his pres- at the Riverside Theatre Sun. .
"Two small boats were blown Language School Moved To Chicago ent assignment.But day: Marine Raiders- Up In Ma.
sky high and about 20 of our men In 1933 Jimmy traveled to Chicago setting down in oils, water I bel's Room. Establishing a beach-
I were wounded." he recalled sober to visit the Century of Progress colors, and pastels the routine I head, no doubt. POINT Systemand
i ly. "We were being hoisted aboard I Applicants Needed Exposition. He liked Chicago events he sees, is not the only job I the Marines: After a period
at the time and I don't know yet so while there he looked around of this talented sailor. Most of of time spent anxiously perusing:
why we weren't hurt I wanted immediately and landed a position with a studioIn his time is spent turning out instructional i reams of misleading literature regarding
Applications are I
I Ship Damaged that city. He went back to paintings for classrooms this point system I fin,(
1 An hour later four Jerries at- from officers and enlisted Cleveland, packed his bags, and and posters and charts for I: myself still wondering if it will\
tacked the damaged ship but "they men, 19 to 29, Inclusive, for training I returned to Chicago. use as visual aids in various phasesof affect the Marines. I did glean
didn't get near us," said Higgin- in Japanese, Chinese, Malayor After three years more of stu. ground instruction. I this out of my labors, though: The
in this action that Russian at the Naval School of One of his most ambitious undertakings I
botham. It was dio work, he decided to free lance, Marine Corps will probably not
Higgtnbotham's gun crew accounted \ Oriental Languages, according to specializing as an Illustrator. Suc- is a 4x16 foot mural of a i use the point system for discharg
i for two of their five Nazi a recent BuPers announcement cess came slowly at first, but by scene along the seaplane ramp that ing as the Army is. (Probably
qlanes. But the ship was so bad. I All applicants must have com the time World War II broke on he is now working on. When completed wouldn't be any Marines left ifthey
f damaged the were forced to pleted a minimum of two years of the horizon Jimmy's work had appeared it will be hung in the mainpassageway did!) They MAY use it for
teach It I college work. Upon successful completion in a number of national topside, of the Synthetic the purpose of determining seniority .
"We lived on the ship for two of three months' study in magazines, newspapers, and trade Devices Building. in certain cases in the future.
days" said the yeoman.. "The I anyone of the courses, enlisted I --- Oh, well, I knmv. I'll get out. when
galley was blown to bits so' we I personnel will be recommended by I Lentine and P-Boat Scenes I I'm thirty-eight, anyhow!!
lived on K rations. Then we were the commanding officer for commissions I <<'''-' I! EBERT waddled in to report on s
ordered to abandon ship and live I in the Naval Reserve, if "'l i ,r'... \'J the slugfest with T-4 last TUes
with the Army. For two weeks I physically and otherwise qualified. :w. ,.1Ic' day. It seems that we ran Into another -
we lived in pillboxes, fox holes or : The Jap course lasts 14 months; 'I : ninth inning loss. T-4
anywhere else we could find. The I Chinese, 18; Malay, 6, and Russian, knocked out sixteen scores to our
heat and bugs were awful. That 8 months ., thirteen The Air Raiders game
life for a sailor" \ Officers may obtain application
was no : scheduled for Thursday was called
'
But during this two weeks, while blanks from Room 226, Main Administration I II :,_, due to wet grour.d and will be
constantly under German air at- I I Bldg., and enlistedmen played sometime this week. Na
: taok, the LST crew salvaged the from the Station Personnel' definite date Is available. .
I ship and got her ready to go to a !! Officer, Bldg. 954 I ; I A REPORT on the MFOTTT
Mediterranean port for repairs. -- -- -- II 1
Softball team is long past due *)
Three more Nazi planes were ac- I he smiled as he fingered the pencil -I I this week I'm going to offer some
counted for by Higginbotham's again. "Over there we were I info on the boys who stand second
gun crew while salvage operationswere always wanting to get home, andover k I place in the Major Morning
I in progress. here we're always wantingto I League. Sgt, Charles Long, manager e
Before the D-Day invasion of get into action. But as long as i and ace pitcher for the team,
had I'm in this for the duration I
Normandy Higginbotham i avers that we have: a good out-
made yeoman third class But he might as well' see as much as I I| look insofar as ending up on top[
still kept hLi same battle station can. But I do hope they give mea of the heap this' season Is con.
"with the gun crew although his'primary bigger ship next time." cerned. Pitching too, are Kieael .
duties were now of a The serious-minded, friendly little and Parish and behind the ",'in
clerical nature. yeoman is best known a* with the club in most games you'll
-V Trips| "Mouse" by his friends His favorite find McDonnell. Long says tht
"We made about 50 trips between sport i is football, the back I I the agenda for this week consistsof *
England and Normandy," he yard variety, and he likes to playa a game with Ship's Service on
recalled "We went back and forth guitar "The hillbilly tunes Tuesday and a very important
with rest whatsoever," comes too easy for me," he admits -
for days na game with VPB, the league lead. ;
,I' The young yeoman was attachedto with a grin. "But I'm trying OJ ---- ..--- ---- I ers, on Thursday Incidentally,
the staff of, a Conmmanderin to learn some of the popular JAMES J. LKNTINK, PhoMSc. Is shown above with one of his here's one for the books. In thai
"
charge of a group of LSTs, an tunes too. paintings showing the VPB2l area at this station. Lentine has I I first inning of their last game with w
he held until his return After the war he hopes to go to T-3 the Softball team
assignment also painted pictures of Capt. II. E. Regan, station commanding scored 11
to the States In January" college and study mechanical engineering officer, Lt. Comdr Leo R, Jensen, VPB21 skipper, and others' (no less) runsHX24 !
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the Naval Air Operational Training Command Naval ,
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Modern riling'*" have contributed nuU'h to the ]
Auxiliary Air Station Gieen Cove Springs, Naval Auxillary
Air Station Cecil Field the Naval Air Gunnels'" School, art of bring happy, being a success'" and Imllfo'lnlt'dllU'adt'f. ;
.. the U. S, Naval llohpltdl.' the Naval Auxllluiy Air :Station Vet little- han" been published about lay.
Municipal No 1.lnd the Naval Auxiliary Air Station Ing the foundation for a life of 1111 1111 Irl.."'''', The in,. Ma)poi.U ern author I completely Ignores, a certain Inclination
Rear Admiral Ralph Jo:. Do\IlIOn, t'SN which lurk' deep In every human heart. This In.
Chief ff Naval Air Oueiallunul Training clination is odious, detectable and can destroy our
(chance of happiness.'' This Inclination Is", towards
Captain Herbert E. Repon. t'SN
Commanding Officer I I the. vice called ENVY:
JackfcimUlle Nuvul Air Station EN': ,' has been defined t by the great Dominican,

Captain Joseph 0. Lynch. USSR Thomas, Aquinas as'" "a certain Madness \e\atlon or
? Commanding Officer displeasure at the happiness und success" of anotherbecause
Naval Air Technical Training Center. their happiness and Miccehs Heents to, li'

Captain( John J. O'Mallev (MC), USN i prejudicial to our own Interest." Note that Morrow
Commanding OfficerU. I I over another' good for other than the reasons given
S. Naval Hospital by the Kngelk: Undnr Is not duty Thus', If a l person -
Colonel Martin J. 1 Kelleher.: USMC (Ret) "" U "sad' ( on learning that a "ship-mate, has been
Commanding Officer promoted while he has been left I..hlllli because' of,
Mullne Barracks I IT IS NOT OFTEN, in the type of journalism practiced in his own Indolence and resolves to Improve himself.
E. Dolecek, L'SN this, Is not t'1Ihilt. emulation. .Again to be sad at
Commander Edward this country, that a picture is published in conjunction withan .
Commanding Officer the good! fortune of an unworthy person Is not, envy.
Naval Air Gunnein' School editorial. But there is a point we would like to make, and These'' tvvo examples have some foundation In reason.Knvy .

Commander Frank T. Coi'bin, t'SN the use of a picture seems to be the best way to go about : is totally unreasonable.
Commanding Officer making it. It Is difficult to face envy honestly, for It IH
Natal Auxlllaiy Air Station, Green Cove Spilogs sin of the defeated 11 III I the vice of
the
a person
If jou haven't: studied the photograph at the top of this )
Commander Michael 1', Basaanovlth.. USN who Is weak. It ('urrlt'lth It the hard luck story
Commanding Oil leer column' before, take a good look at it. It is the famous photoof and the whinlngs of one who Is never promoted because
Naval-; Auxlllaiy All Station Cecil Field Task Force 58 at anchor in Pacific Those I has .
resting a lagoon some one a "grudge" against him. Mut.cessfid
Commander Commanding Salem A.Officer Van Eveiy, Jr. vessels you see there are not fishing boats, put-puts or I rivalry. t'lIIl'hn..hl'lI his defeat and renew ht.

Naval Auxiliary Air Station Municipal No. 1 canoes-they are 52,000 and 43,000-ton battle-wagons, 27-. I bitterness.Keason, shows us the unreasonableness", of

Commander John B. Huhn USSR: :500-ton> Essex-class cRl'l'iers. and smaller but almost-as-potent I The perverted mind of the envious man In resenting envy.

Naval Auxlllaiv Commanding Air Siouan Oil leer MavportLieut. cruisers, escort carriers and destroyers.In I the Rood fortune of another abhors that whUli Hod
has provided In his Divine IMan" lie would
change
Co!. William T. Evans, USMG (Ret.) all probability the fleet pictured above is in itself bigger -:: iod'M plans to "suit" his petty mind. .

Marine Commanding Aviation I Detachment Ul fleer and more powerful than the entire Japanese Navy. Yet-j Knvy: Is opposed to reason'' ; Instead of being
Service it moves about the vast expanse of the Pacific ocean with alii| happy over K"111t Is ""UI.10lale( your reason and
The JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper
.' material Republication of credited mutter prohibited the precision of a fine watch. The spectacle of that fleet i is I you pay a heavy price. The price evaded for such:
without J permission of CNS.ar Depmtmenl, U05 t. hearts' |>erverled sorrow Is mental unrest, The mental unrest
which stirs of and in the !
i one a feeling pride security
42nd St.. N. Y. CJustice in fries with It annoyance_ iiu litn<'hulv and der l
j'r I or all America-ana of envy ana respect in the minus of all ; pression. This causes' a '"rjtei fulness; -;of-one's; own ,

and the Enemy the world. It is the living fighting embodiment of :Naval II gifts (lo the envy of another's." Because of this, :Saint>
r efficiency, planning and ingenuity. It is the most tangible Gregory a/Ian/en called this sin a "just vice" It
; The University of Chicago Hresiden result of "The Navy Way." is unjust Itecause It misjudges! those who bapieii|
to >Ire fortunate! and jus) l>ecause It punishes I the one
Robert Maynard Hutchins, who is spending Our purpose in bringing this whole thing up i is that there who caters to II, It is, its, own punishment by the
World\ War II at the University of Chicago seems to exist another connotation for the words, "The Navy mental sorrow It brings." Knvy gnaws at the heart,
stated in a recent address that "The peace uf Way." It's the connotation that goes with the phrases as rust does at Iron-II enfeebles the mind like a lingering >
the world depends upon the restoration of fever tortures the Intellect and banish-
"fouled up, "snafu, "led tape, and the question "What and
peace gladness' from the soul.
the German and Japanese people. The wildest else do you expect in the Navy?" It's a defeatist, cynical con I The envious man finds, life Intolerable.Miy'
atrocity stones cannot alter the simple
notation-the kind find voiced from
you being among the torture .vourself? Be Christ JiI.ttrl'julc'l'lIh the
truths that"all men are human, that no men little gathering around the soda pop machine, from that shady I jojful-mourn with the sorrowful. irant to everyone

are beasts spot under the airplane wing from the giggling group in back: the Jt..tIhkh belongs to him, even to jour
The learned educator further stated that the .Il'nl'm\". U'h.v' ? Because "KNVV Is the rottenness
of mimeographing room from behind the desk with the ;
of the bones"
.
(Proverbs H-SO( )
that the
"I venture to predict present excitement newspaper spread out upon it.
about war criminals will seem ridiculous 9
a few years hence. We cannot support You don't find it much out where the air is clean and
the thesis that because German leaders crisp and the salt water sprays up over the bow and where

acted illegally, therefore they should be treated the[ Jap might be lurking behind every cloud and wave Thank

illegally.' If we do not intend to rule God :you don't find it there.

the Germans as slaves by military force till If you are one of those people who think of the efficiencyand rn.lr.ttint Chapp) Vlu 'tin Kuail and Kirinlnilmm Are

i i the end of time, we must treat them with precision of a fast carrier task force when you think ol( I 5tlces:: Holv fo i omnmnlon Sun,.... ."17I oelebiak'd v 144507.W bv Chaplain K \\.

justice, and, if possible with mercy." "The Navy Way" this editorial is not for you. But if you Andwg, ; ..
(set)
UiiKSe V
tee Chaplain| I. \ Da id*>n (preaching
This servicemen's newspaper would like ire the civilian WAVE or Navy man who finds your workto Otto NAPFCSeiMce; ; I ThipljInK; Amlieua, preaching

to agree with President Hutchins to the extent ; be nothing more than an annoying interruption in a day !': ) Sundav TUK I SchiH: MIST l In IN the MIKISTIAMTVD'i'U Kinull Chapel

,. that German war criminals should bj filled with bull session, flirtations, newspaper-reading and KM f, S, :Natal Hohpllal Chapel Chaplain J, A (',al"

all) be treated with justice-in the coffee-sipping then it's for If the mech who preching1045Geneiat,
means you. you are !: Divine Set'\h-.!. Chaplain' Blown
frame manner that Dillinger was treated with i knows how to goldbrick through a 30-hour check, then it's fur pieat, "'hlngKAITH THAT CAN: BK SEEN"; ;

justice, We also would like) to suggest that you. If you are the officer who has allowed his ability and 3Ittu-Chuialian.: Science Sm1lce-nlail: : : Chapel:
j ;
the Nazi war criminals be tried by those who authority to be dissipated down petty and irrelevant channels 1i3u-Settlt'e eesehinx at PBV Hdngui. Chaplain P. \\ Uloom<|lili.t

have had access to the evidence against them, then it's for you. l! iO-Sei\lce IIUVV Men's BRAVE Christian OK C.OU"League

and it is our opinion that very little of this There are certain things we can all be smug and blase '. ,.Blhle $Iud), Chaplain U.ivldmm conducting! ;
( .tI.n ( ....
'III'pl'lItu.U. H. and Kiri' lMliaiii .*
evidence is available within the cloistered confines about without interfering with our war against Japan, but Illinl: --hlaa6. ""Uf.

of the University of Chicago "The Navy Way" isn't one of them. With the privilege of 0 Ot'X:.W)-Mass Mass., !

i being on the team goes the responsibility for playing the 17UO 1100-=-Mass MUHH i'

Our Views g; 'lle. Take another look at that picture up there. it's some ('hri.lise''Irsre' .Srrtirei' 1I .lia K..J taj "Irll.I"II,
Jax-Airing
I team, isn't it ? Why not get in there and pitch ? 1100-Small AII'UU", chapel

Hitler's ex-secretary has done an awful lot l..llrr-' l----I-; ;; | (;; MH.11|| (haprl'' career lOr )luau!. ud
Itiriiiintlmiii."
of talking) since his capture by the Americans. l!XKi--Mutual meeting'edni'. .daJfwUh '\').
It's probably the first time lie's had a chance Quotable"You K"UaiulUIa'.* mil .11.1" llauri. "\ '
It ldtt), 181.V -Sinull) Chapel Muslin and Ulimlnghnn. J IMolnlllllf'

to get a word in edgewise.*. *. *. may be sure that we in the Bureau of Ships will be Tuevd.i, liW-lS.10: :, : -Chaplain*' Office, NATTC. \
i pulling along with you so that together our "combined opera Tuesday NAGS. 17iU- -ciiapl. lir Olllce, YellowVater.. 1 1

The Jap radio boastfully continues to ions" will help speed the happy day of final "ictorVice< Klist ThurHdav of each month, I7UO-lS.)0.) Chapliiln'l' OI-
it, announce great victories for Nippon's forces, Admiral Cochrane. flee" NAA-. Green Cote OI/I'II1K8) I
but fails to explain why the sites of these C. e. .t Second K.K>.m.Thumday NAAS. Mu of )cacti"p victories keep getting closer and closer to Thud Ihuiwlay( ot Tacit month I.'WO-IO.'IO. Chapel 111.1
"The five Marines and the Navy corpsman) who placed I

i Japan. the flag atop Mount Suiibachi typify the unsurpassed gallantry Former
*. *. *. heavyweight champion: Max:
i of all men of our armed forces who are fighting and Winning Schnieling has been
"be
quoted alaying: I
If :
we remember Dr. Robert Ley correctly battles." General
our Vandegrift.
( : he is the erstwhile exponent of the sure and tell soft-living: Yankees: Max
.* *. Sclimeliiijf is still ali'l''e feel certain "'
Nazi "Strength Through Joy" movement. 15y
this token he must be in a particularly weakened "The Navy has been working on demobilization plans for that "soft-living- Joe Louis; will be very glad

; condition about now. some time. Plans have been prepared for :any contingency to hear this: I ue
.
*. *. *. The Navy will be ready for demobilization when demobilization t e

And then there's Dr. Alfred Hosen erg, is possible. The Navy cannot reduce its strength. until its Never-Say-Die Department : Author
the recently-captured Nazi who had the fancy jab is finished."-Vice Admiral Jacobs: I Louis llromfield will best-man for Actor

German title of '"Director of Philosophic Out- *. .* .*. I I Humphrey Bogart for the third time at Dogart'l' -
; look." With the War Crimes Commission \ marriage. to Actress Lauren Hacwll.
"Every officer and every man of the Atlantic Fleet at .*. *.
beginning to draw a bead on him, his former I
experience' should come in very handy. bases, training stations!'!, aboard battleships, cruisers, carriers, If the Allies are looking for someone to "\

C .*. *. .*.' mArines, destroyers, destroyer escorts, frigates, tugs, inl I run Germany now that the war's over'' II

A recent Associated Press dispatch out fact, every conceivable type of surface and aircraft did a : wouldn't the Dachau-Buchenwald alumni

of London announced that Sir Harry Selley, tough job well.-Admiral Ingram. make a pretty good nucleus Some of them

a member of Parliament, laid 200 bricks in *. *. *. might go well on a war crimes jury too.

the louse of Commons yard to prove a point. "The biggest amphibious landings are yet to come And Silver. *' '* *'

Maybe Britain ought to !send Sir Harry out in making them, we must be ready to meet instance of Proportionate has tried LiningDepartment : Anyone who
to find
e to San Francisco-theie's a little structure'! intensity. We shall face the supreme challenge. a parkingplace for his car

a-building out there that needs the attention j Our 8 1'tngth'iIl be )put to the' test as never befoie,"-Gen- on the NAS value Jacksonville of will forever appreciate
adequate Naval bases In the
of an expert or two. ernl! Vandegrift. Pacific

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::1V QUESTION: What do you 1: !

; think should be done with the

German people to make them
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realize their war crimes?
',.' .' HERSCHEL COATS, Sic, In.

' : : dianapolis, Ind.I .
I'1 v think they should be treatedthe

/; way they treated our guys.
And fed the same chow they fed
J American POW's.

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1; RICHARD D. COCHRAN,
r. AMM3c, Worcester, Mass.
k, There isn't much that can be
i' '" done with such a large group of
: people The San Francisco Con-
{ +1
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ference should put in a govern-
ment to control Germany.

HOWARD F. BURMESTER '
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.::S' SpA)3c( Charleston, S. C.
I think they should be compelledto

"Oh, dear! I should have warned you..Foo-Foo is view the great catastrophesthey
have wrought The ones directly -
terribly jealous! responsible should be ex-

tremely punished, and they who
were innocent, If any, should be
shown the American way of life (e s S

by example and teaching.

O iiTth41 J. A. ROQUEMORE, Sic, Nash-
ville, Ca.They .
should be made to rebuild
the nations they have destroyed.W. .

MAINSIDE MOVIE SCHEDULE
11' A. COPE, AMM3c, Huntsvllle -
, Thurs., Slay 21-THE UTAH KID-Hoot Gibson, Hob Steele. A Ala.
;" rodeo Is being operated on a crooked basis and Hoot Gibson sends his I don't think anything that can
, ; deputy, Huh Steele, In to dean It up, which he does after the usual be done to them is bad enough. I _
1.#:' fashion. think; all the leaders who can be -

:? Friday, May 25: -SON Of LASSIE! -(Technicolor) Special cast. found should be given the same ,,._. ... aI
.' The boy of "Ijissie Come Home" has grown up in tills!! new Lassie thing Mussolini got, and the rest 'R-
' film lie sorrowfully leaves Ills collie pup, Laddie, at home when he ot the people exterminated.M. V-E DAY WAS MOVING DAY and therefore twice happy for
,{ leaven for RAF training. Months later the dog crawls aboard his plane WAVES of the physical training and welfare department, who packedup
" .. and they are shot clown over iNorwuj, from here they make a perilous! J. ROTIER, AMMlc, Grand their balls, bats and arrows, and moved from the old gear room
1 escape baric to Rngland.hat. Rapids Mich.I in 720 to newly decorated quarters in the WAVES Administrative I
',' &; Sun., May 2G-27-WIIEIIE DO WE GO FROM: IIERE- would advocate the policy building, 725. Betty Murphy, S2/c Louise Rossi, Sl/c, and Teddy
; Fred MacMurray: Joun Leslie., This fantasy Is about a 4-F who finds they've followed so far of having Jackson, SpS( ) 2/c are shown unloading and checking gear at the
: a lamp while he I!* sorting metal In a scrap metal drive lie rubs the civilians see the German prison I entrance of the new office
tl. camps and what their militarymen -. -- -- --- -
; ; lamp and a genie appear who takes him on several adventures In j -
,\ America's history. have done wIth. prisoners. I Little Theatre PlaysShrew'
/", Mon., May 2H-!SEE MY I.A\\\'tlt-oI.I'1l, & Johnson. Two pen Some educational means should be '
nlless lawyers overhear an argument between a night club owner and employed so that the Germans, j Tonight; Free
" ;t,",, a couple of comedians who are trying to break;, their contract In order or us, won't forget. I don't believe ; I
For Naval Personnel
the themselves should
-'. lo go to Hollywood. They urge the comedians to file milt, but they people lJe''
punished for crimes of the military
11., 1 have plans of their own. After a riotous court room session, things The Little Theatre of Jacksonville
although civilians should be I
work out so they all reach the road to success.Tucs. '' I invites NAS personnel in uniform
forced to work in foreign countries
& \\eil., May 230-MhDAL: FOR IlENXY. Dorothy La- SALTY HUMOR FROM.
to help rebuild them. I to attend a special advancefree
c niour, Arturo de Cordova. Laid In a mid-California town, this Is! the t
story' of what happens to a group of paisanott when one of their number HENRY MERKNER, SIc But HERE AND THERE showing of the final play of

" ', is posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of honor The 'ler, Pa.Show. the current season, "Taming of
town exploit: the award and forces a young girl to deny her love for 'em those atrocity films Nice To It* Hack I the Shrew," this evening at 2030 .
: one of the living to Nerve the memory of a dead hero. Captain: Did you enjoy your
That's the only I know to
" way leave, lieutenant at the playhouse on San Marco
'
: reach a lot of people. LIeutenant: Yes, sir, but there's Blvd, Southside. Take bus marked
' Song CompositionContest War Bond Contest nothing like tae feel of a good Colonial Manor (bus 21 also runs
Still OpenCan Bessemer WILLIAM, Ala.A. PHARR, S2c, desk beneath your feet again. close by, if you get off at Hen-
dricks Ave.)
you write a Bong? If you Posters COIning InThe I think In prison they or should under get the hard Allies labor True, True I "Taming of the Shrew" will climax

can or think you can, then start command for at least ten years. First gal' "Oh, I think my legs the Little Theatre's 25th Anniversary
putting those notes on paper and War Bond Office reports I Killing would be too good for are terrible!" 1 season with the most
see if you can drag down the $100 that they have begun to receive them.H I Second gal: "Don't worry about gorgeous sets and costumes ever
War Bond first prize in the entries for the fourth of July them. There's many a fish been to decorate the local stage, and a
NATechTraCom Song Composition I Poster Contest. Several early birds: E. PLASS Sic(ARM), Fair caught with bent pins." cast of 30 talented actors. Far
Contest, open to all personnel here taking no chances on missing out Haven, Mich from the traditional notion of a
and at other NATT Centers. I. on the $300,00 in bond prizes, have I They should surely help to rebuild The Longest Way Round stuffy, bookish classic, the Little
Last week's Jax Air News gave submitted their work. The Bond I Europe, instead of, letting Doctor: "Give me some of that Theatre version of "Taming" will
full detail on the contest, which Office still has a few more sheetsof the Allies do it. But punishmentof prepared manoacetlcacidester" of be a hilarious and madcap comedy
opened 15 May and will run until Illustrator's board for men wish- the people shouldn't be too se- salicylic acid. *" with lavish trimmings.The .
Ing to enter. vere-the "high guys" were the Corpsman: "You mean aspirin
15: June. Any desired Information I regular run of the new play .
Doctor: "Yes, I never can thinkof
rules
The still
following apply: Instigators, after all.
may be obtained at the Public Relations commences tomorrow evening and
number of colors but that name.
Office, Room 138, Bldg. 500 (1) Any continues for nine nights through
Annex, where entries should tie simple enough for painted signboard VV D LAY AM-c, Watsonville, June 2nd. Servicemen and women
and silk screen reproduction. Calif. What About the Tuba?
turned in.Christian. will be admitted to
((2) 8"x28" or 10"x35" with Make 'em send working patties Prunella: "Tell me, my hand- every performance -
at half-rate. Reservationsmay
longer dimension horizontal. ((3) to rebuild destroyed: countries.J. some sailor, how did you learn to
An Independence Day (4th. of kiss so divinely?" be made by calling 9-3340, the
League To July) theme. 4)) Entries to be C. HIDALGO, AMM2c Sailor "I'm the guy who blows box office, between 1400 and 1700

To Hold Picnic 26 May signed on the back ONLY. ((5): ) Plaquemine, La. e the bugle" daily. -
() Closing date 8 June. ((6)) First Treat them the same way they ....
Saturday evening, 26 May, Is the prize $200.00 in bonds, second treated civilians in conquered na- away their beer and force 'em to BULLETIN
date set for a picnic sponsored by $75.00 third $2500. (7) Open to tions. And we shouldn't be so listen four hours daily to American
the Service Men's Christian officers and enlisted men of NAS, easy on German POW's here. My radio commercials. Incidentally, Tomorrow night's smoker
League. The food and fun will NATTC, the hospital, Maypott home is near a POW Camp and I I'm not superstitious, but six days' promises a full evening' fun
start promptly at 1800 at the picnic Lee, Cecil, and NAG'S. know they have had many thingsU. after I was Inducted D-Day in for all hand at 2000 MalnsldeAuditorium.
spot directly south of the -- S. civilians couldn't have. Europe came. Now maybe if Seven boxing bout
water-tower. The frolic will end Remember that your wife still they'd give me a discharge, the are scheduled Instead of the
with a "jam-up" sing song, enjoys candy nd flowers. Let her ROGER DODGER, S2c, Potlach, Japs'd quit. This war has already usual four, plus other feature
..:. Leaguers and their friends are know that you rememberspeakof S. C. I cost me the best year of my and the station band
-'it cordially Invited to come. them occasionally. Nothing's too bad tot 'em. Take \ Ife. I -.-- -.-- -,
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Bat Continues To Drum Out I I A Leather Lullaby

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l, :

Hitting .800
RUNWAYf
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wLa.-eSirers .... C1fswn .
By Bernard Kahn Tae "s 61 Jslt: .aEtparti.-

'"Coach Lawrence E. tJa=per) Hasitfl. one Cf the better 9 h

advertisements for athletics and the human race is yotcj to C'h.uwy Gtir: : :t'tr

be detached in early June and his departure. mark a milestone !tan: op !his tizio
in the history of the Station's tophne: physical training mined frwes the. rafter n
19 years xf start: 'm
department.
Perhaps the finest job of physical: training administration with I I elrait's Tigers the

In naval aviation has been turned in ty the .?- *a.r41 nmirwt- :sjx>rtsTriters wr te hi* basebllli

erner who. in 34 months has made the Stance acutely spots c+ac ciocs. obituary but the greatsecond :
Without going gushy about it. the guys ia the FT
contrive to put across the notion thlt the Station Physical: Trailing are this. sttsewr ca the Naval
Officer is a rather helluva good fellow. And if an outsider maT stick Air Station tfumonil f9
in his oar, this bureau would like to second the motion.No Fliers
As coach of Uw Station ,
eloquence is needed to make a case for Lieut. Comdr. HaskeU. Gehrtager threw his: hoStles away c

University director at the. list month and fee's eurrtctrjr daae-. _
of Oklahoma. No writer
tz.g a merry i-g;
<'__
NAS r a i
in fact can be half as eloquent : Aquacade 1* at MJLKD Ffcld.
and genuine as are the boys: who
work for and under the Coach. I Planned SoonA The 4.ye.ar-cM

The highest compliment paid to I veteran ia sluggirg -
Haskell was inadvertent and came I A :\ Air Station Aquacadeis Victory xr

when one of the boys summed it in the making for next month. league pitching
up all like this, "There isn't an
enlisted man in the physical training The water pageant will feature at a cool, .S
department who won't be damn swimming, diving and acrobatics, clip and in the
sorry to see Mr. Haskell leave." I according to Lt. Sax Elliot of the last two games -" ---- -
( A fellow ('ouldHlte on and Evenson
physical training departmentAll he exploded
about Ilaskell, about his raw ,.
naval personnel interested In r tee/ three homenlnbombahells.
wit his easy, wire way with the 'I
officers and men, his grand gift participating are urged to contact Future Is ForecastFor
of leadershli and his blunt can Elliot (phone 498)). Lieut Gehrin Bright
dor. But mostly what the}II I ger began the
all remember Is his inimitable hnngei; season as the Evenson If He TrainsLike
use of the King's English. He I Swim Classes Set Up I bench manager of the Fliers with ,
hs a bucolic style all of his ow n. I I the avowed intention of "letting the

The Oklahoman doesn't have to For EM's Kiddies i I i I kids play". However, the pride of I any perishable goods, a prize fighter "spoils" if he Is kept
cuss to call you a cabbage-headed Special swimming classes for Fowlenille, Mich., has never had inactive too long and no one is more acutely aware of this danger thanis
anthropoid only one generation removed I I children of enlisted personnel will I his heart in the role of being retired Norman Jimmy) Evenson, alias Jimmy, the slugging. sailor of
from the treetops. His be conducted at the Mainside pool as was evident in the life A&R
language is as original as it is I to the Recreation Build story of Gehringer published last
I adjacent Ring Magazine singled out the 21-year-old Brooklyn Bluejacket
florid and when he does cuss it ing Saturday mornings at 0900. I winter by The Sporting New. Geh- I "as one of the outstanding heavy
sounds more like pristine artistry I Expert instructors be on hand ringer confided to the author that I II weights in the service, with the
than profanity.The after he retired from second basing Bob Vickery Tossin'For
to handle the classes. I I kick of a mule in both fists."
articulate athletic chief has
and became a coach for Detroit -
a vocabulary as long as the Tun- In '42 "it was hard to get': Alameda OutfitBob Boxing critics who have observed .
ney count in Chicago and he coinsa used to being on the sidelines out the six-foot-two, 185-pound
nickname for all his friends. He Baer Is Under of the main action." Although I, Vickery the sailor hurler sailor opine that his fistic star will
refers to himself as "lose as a Charley won all-time fame as one who can make a baseball do every- rise after the war, provided (1))
goose and twice as shifty." And Haskell AgainWhen of the greatest of the great field. thin"" but cook, he overcomes a tendency to break
once talking about a chap's muse I ers of all time he told the writer"I is chucking the training and keeps in peak physical ,
tache, Haskell said "he looks like I Lt t jg) Jack Baer reported got most of my thrills in the cantaloupe this shape, and (2) he Is able to
he swallowed a St Bernard dog aboard last week, he resumed Seven fight frequently in the service and
and left his tail hanging out." I Continued on Page season for the
I an old acquaintance and store up ring knowledge .
-
assocla'j
Haskell realy: uncoils every Sat. I tion with his former : Alameda (Cal) Ater a two months layoff

utday morn when he holds a sorta !.later his boss, Lt Comdr. Lawrence :.I Skip Moore In Front .- -JI Naval Air Station Evenson resumed rigorous train-
cpeforum for his staff of offi-
E. Haskell. I ing aboard the station last week.Jimmy's .
,
cers. Th t's when he lets down Baer starred in football and Of Home Run Parade ... J been
fighting long
his hair-that is, what there is of The classy so
baseball at the University of Okla- I I I \I" that's all he knows how to do and
it. "His language is back to the Skip Moore is knocking the apple right h a n d e r
homa from 1934 to 1938 Haskell
soil: ," explains Lt. Sax Elliot. Others I all over the orchard in the I II 1 he intends to bid for national recognition
coach of the Sooners. The : was the main
was
define it differently, but we I ;I WAVES softball league. Skip : r'h'J1 as a lopranking heav)'.
won't go into that right out herein husky outfielder played pro baseball Synthetic club slugger has belted r stay of the Station weight after the war. Evenson began -
print. ; for Clarksdale, Miss., Little I two homers, so far. : Fliers'. pitching punches in Brooklyn
However, there Is nothing fancycr Rock Ark, and Scranton Pa., and The home run roll call added I ...- mound con 1'9 in when he was 13. He won the Flat. i
tricky about Haskell's Judg in 1941 when Haskell became athletic I four new names this past week Vickery 9434..w. bush 126-pound title as a kid and
ment.There director at the universityBaer i Lois Harrison and :Mary McBride i Vickery cut a wide swath In when he put on weight he slugged e'
-are countless stories, succeeded him as baseball of the Hospital WAVES, Butch collegiate baseball ranks at Duke hit way to the New York 160- 1
about lla kell, how he broke his coach and also took over the fresh Schindel of Synthetic and Annie ant is under contract to the pound diamondbelt championship.The .

neck playing! football at Oklahoma man football job. Allen of NATTC.Standings I Brooklyn Dodgers when he gets lad who laid 'em away with I,,
and came back to play Baer reported to this station out of the navy. the sweet petunias Joined the navy
again the following reason; how I from NAF Gainesville, Ga, for follow : 1v L Pet i -- ---- I \' hen he was regarded as a bud-
he love to hunt and walks so duty with the physical training de- J.oO '
fat he's always In front nf hi.IIo,1I partment-and Haskell is the Stat Saatteers 5 1 .t'\3 'I "High Point" Man Continue On Page i Seen

!: and flushes. his own birds, ; tion Physical: Training Officer. Synthetic .5 1 ,833 John Lund, big Camp Blanding --- -':------
and the usual run of the mine Coach Charley Gehringer has 532 HospItal A It WAVES R 3 4 2 2 ,667.600 righthander, has more than the
ane'('dotes. : welcomed Baer into the Fliers' fold, WAVE Officers 2 4 .333 I. 85 points required for an army Softball.Standings
I do not believe Lt. Comdr. Has- I and the veteran outfielder is expected Hospital' l Nurses l 4 :.200 discharge. Lund a technician '
y' hell would hesitate to break a rule to add puncheroo to the 0 5 6 .(.167Ml NK) fourth class, has been signed by :t
CT at least bend it, if he thoughtthe I, Station nine. 1 It S 0 6 .000 the Boston Red Sox for a trial.
application of common sense .
would achieve better results. That
J reminds me of a story that I, These VPB Officers Cop The Admiral's Cup (CW..k Ending: l' Nay) + '
"Boone," as Haskell is known to QUlt'en' league
Oklahoma players, tells on himself I \\'on Lost P('t. L

Besides coaching, Haskell officiated \ m; 49Wy.eK Opl'rlltlonl F-ol'U ;3 5 1 1 ,870..830II3 ;
a lot at football and baseball I \' 3 2 .600
4 games and one season he was \'F,5 1 2 .!leX) ,
5 umpiring In the Oklahoma district I ITC 0 1 8 5 :.166NMS
sandlot meet
-
A number of Haskell's Oklahoma Minor League
athletes were playing ball dur- i Won Lost Pl't. M
Continued on Page Seven I Dispensary 1 0 1.COI/
8a1 age (122) 2 1 .t8
----- --- Post Office .1 2 .600
N S. Main C. 2 3 ,400
Communication 1 4 ,200 {
Softball I I Here A >J u 0 .5 .om fi

t Major League (Afternoon)
I st I. y ', \\'on lost Pct.! i "
j Ton ite At Mat V.-5 4 0 1.100
Marine D ,1 0 1,11110 ;

t The NAS softball club squeezed 15 < ei Chiefs M. Galley Club : l :.800 DUO ,$h{
r out a 10-lnning. 1-0 victory over ti ( ,1 Personnel 2 2 ')00 li
Cecil Field: Tuesday in the open % Docks BOllthouSf& F. t.t 3 4 .21.10.250 -' 7\ tH'p l l
.J
of the NAOTC league.
ing game o&c 4 .100 '.
Sam Elliot limited Cecil to two laratce: g 5 :(1X) f
safeties: and gained the decision in 44 liospital 0 0 ,11110 1
the 10th when Long singled home
4 the winning run for the Station t +I Major League: ((Morning Wnn Lost) Fd. ;,y, .
Night softball makes its debut VP.D
r aboard the Station tonight: at 2030 nvu 1k Mt--oTtI 4 1 1.N1). f',irComm. I"" '
at the mat (corner Mustln and I --I';r;'''' I the \11 commissioned crew "hlch led officers In athletic t'omllt'tltluQ to win thtt DU.U 4 J .1#110) I ,
Yorktown) when the strong NAS "dmlral' Cup Back row, L to r., .t. ii. I.. I"\hu'9h'r\ Ens; E. "S. AI"OIl, 1.1. (jlt) C. L. Krl1t'jl, En. AdoK 3 2 .C tiO I !
to't team plays host to NAGS. The it., T. Quinn, EDf W. W. WOlld, Enlj. J.t.. Iteynolds, and U. t1 Van lubber (athletic (Iffk'r); mldlU vat :2 3 .4\11)
Station entertains Lee Field under I row, I. to r., J t.,J. 1\1. Duncan, Lt. O. A. U.n Id"on, Lt. ('omdr I.. I.. Whltlat'I't'r, !.t. (jg) I'. Murphy, Lt: Shinl S. 2 i :,4u0 f
the mazdas next Tuesday. All (jg) K. P. Stafford, Lt. F. L. Ef'kert and Lt" R. U. KunIn,: front row, kneeling', I. 10 r., !.t. Comdr 1. It.Jen' 1'-4 :2 3 ,400
Lt. L.; E. Ilafckrll "Station/ OffUer. Salvage 1 4 :100:
and
j are NAOTC league entries. ?n t'onwlr. Physical Training P, Wl'rk 0 5 .000


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24 May, 1945 JAX AIR NEWS Page Seven


, The RunwayContinued Gehringer Is, Waves Take Over Their Own Galley 1i

, From Page Six ,
' Hitting .800
) jng the eummer and they swore,he
Continued from Page Six:
was tougher on them than on anybody
majors from hitting," k
else. Anyhow, there was a ,
The Fliers' foreman hit ,371 to'snare 4 r ,. 's ar '
,, big, raw-boned star by the name the American league batting
of Jay Thomas in the sandlot meet title in 1037, and he's still flash-

and Haskell was calling balls and ing the form that used to thrill
him and the thousands (
o big
I strikes behind the plate.
league fans who paid the priceof
'I } "Hell, I musta called a high admission to see him perform
I 1 \.../ strike on him," Haskell recalls. It was Gehringer's bat that

q "The boy backed out of the box drummed out the news this past
week as the Fliers suffered! their
end put a whale of beef for
up a
t first loss of the season and then
'I five minutes. The pitcher finally bounced back to topple the r'-iY

threw the next one in nearly the strong Camp Blanding club for fk R

flame place and I called it a ball. the Victory league lead. .
'That one was in the same place The Station ventured out of the
as the last one,' griped Jay. I Victory loop last Friday and
said, 'Okay, It's a strike, you're dropped a 5-3 gam to the Way-
out." cross Army Air Base Warhawksat

, And it stuck! Waycross. The army team teed -1 1 tL-
Just how badly the Coach hatesto off on three navy pitchers, collect-
lose is demonstrated by a story ing nine hits. Lefty Phil Miller .
Mrs Haskell remembers When was charged with the loss.
he was at Oklahoma their youngest In bowing the Fliers kept the
" daughter, JoS'ce, used to play Warhawks aware that It was a
with a little girl at the coiner contest. Trailing 5-0 going Into
'i 1 grocery. One tertioon during the the eighth, the Station staged a
three run uprising sparked by
tootball season Joyce's playmate
! listened to the radio for a minute Gehringer's homer. It was a terrific S .' .:.
and remarked that Oklahoma was Ruthian drive into centerfield

getting licked, but good "I guess Waycross quelled the rally when
'1 better go home and get under Bob Doyle came In to relieve Nor.

1.\ the bed now," Joyce said seriously, rig Hanson after the homerun I
J "when Daddy l Ipses; it's tough ev-I II poke. |
erywhere." All told, the Fliers nicked the |

Lt. Comdr. Haskell, despite his I army hurlers for only six hits with j
i' infectious personality and informal Gehringer contributing a single in '
t air, is deadly serious about addition to his round tripner. i

", athletics, especially in the navy. Returning to Victory league play
f lie hasn't gone in for the wholesale Sunday at Camp Blanding, the Y
development of super athletesor Fliers licked the doughboys, 9 to ; 4 3I1 y "
unbeatable teams. The basic 5, in a howling 10-inning battle. 1 fIt I rF

idea of his physical training pro- was the 7th straight league
gram is to produce "the toughest victory for the navy and the first
airmen in the world" and to accomplish defeat for the army. ,

this, he says, you have to Sheer managerial genius accounted -
reach all the men and not just a for the win. The deep'
handful of "stars". thinking Gehringer had the fore- +
I The Coach advocates compulsory sight to pitch Don Cartel and
I physical training In schools Ezra McGlothin and the hind-
, sight to blast two homerunsand
after the war, beginning with
the fourth or fifth grades, and two singles for them.
continuing through high school The prettiest of managers battedin .A :'
, and three runs.
college "Figures show that
: only 50% of the men drafted The Fliers broke out with a
rash of hits In the 10th
to
I qualify fur Combat duty," Has score
I kell declares "In short half of four runs and sever a 5-5 tie. J.
our men aren't physically qual Big George Boerner, Flier left-
ified to defend their liberty" I fielder, provided a prodigious home
"The greatest satisfaction I've run blast in the ninth that sailed

had in coming here to start this I so high over the 350-foot centerfield -
program has been the way ath- wall the army actually senta
to retrieve the ball.
letics have jeep "
been accepted as an a tm"k 1
integral part of naval training," McGlothin, who relieved Carterin \ .M
says Haskell, who also served inWorld the ninth, was credited with
the win and Tate was chalked
War up
1. "Several years ago
with the setback. The Station out.
physical training; was a program
which a good many naval officers fit Camp Blanding, 13 to 12, with
doubted in their minds whetherIt Ben Lawson clouting a double and
two singles to join Gehringer and &
belonged in the navy, Just like
aviation was in 1911 when they I Boerner on the hitter's honor roll. _
Bart Moretti, soldier outfielder, led I
tried to sell it to the navy. Then I
you couldn't convince any old salt the Blanding attack by tagging a
: homer
and two tingles.
that he'd ever need one of those ,I ,
-- --
Flying Jennies on his battle wagon -----S--- '
S ,
_ _
and don't
now they want to go _
anywhere unless they have an umbrella .
: overhead. '

"The people were skeptical of
s physical training several :years ago
and other things held priority. We .s s : -'
had a mighty hard battle to getit :
started and sell it. My great
satisfaction has been in the way

the picture has changed and how BASEBALL New-'; York 1 Is lending the
today the navy accepts PT as National league with Brooklyn second.
, worthwhile. That's evident by the Chicago Is ahead in the American,
with Detroit and St. Louis tied for sec
cooperation and support we get all ond place. Pittsburgh broke Brook
the way down from The Skipper to lyn's 11-gmne winning streak ,
heads of departments, squadron Pitcher Mart Cooper walked out on the
officers, and to the men I believe Cards and has been Indefinitely suspended -
and fined. $500. Truce
negotiations -
physical training will be a are under way. Larry Mac-
pact of the navy after the war." Fhall man led Jean Bennett WanamaVcr. -
In passing from the Station Shortstop Eddie Miller of
the Reds passed hU army physical. +
scene next month Coach Haskell
The Giants and Pirates drew" 51.310 fansat
leaves indelibly the stamp of his a Sunday doubleheadfv In the I'olu
presence.lJ Grounds. Tommy Holmes of the
---- ------ ,Bra\es Is leading the NL at bat with w' it
'- .426 while ancient Tony Cucclnello of .
the \\hlte Sox; Is slugging .356 to pace
Bright Future 1 Is the AL In the minor leagues, Jer- '
sey City, Louisville and New Orleansare \
f Forecast For Evenson In first place. for Hank Borowy
MISCELLANEOUS-Nazi; : :
; Continued From Page Six Schmellng has been taken prisoner Max, ,

i; -professional prospect. I The Yankees.former" fighter. To cursed Dickey "soft of Atlanta.11Ing .H-I:

'1 Evenson, an AMM3c: at Inf' LSU freshman, was high point man In I- k.
f'rlm'erhaul, ran up a string the SEC track and field meet, '
t of 10 straight knockouts! In the BOXING-The Army announced there ', !
[j'f'; Is no likelihood of T/Sgt. Joe Louis or t ': ,$\'tlt"! -' .',-' ,, _______
,
service i nine
of his
rocking ,
opponents Cpl.} Billy Conn "or any other special.ist" '..L-&I; ) ,"'" .
,. ....
it'i to bleep with a leather being discharged soon. Louis willnot '- j, > "'I" ;, t. 'v ,_. ( --
lullaby that required less than he's be In allowed the to fight In public' while "UK THREE WEEKS now the WAVES galley has been staffed by WAVE mess cooks, and the ]

|1- three minutes lie captured the GOLF-Sammy army Snead and Byron Nelson probing eye of the photo lab camera has caught the above scenes of WAVE chow-preparing activity. ]
, Service heavyweight crown in meet this week-end 1 In a special 72hole At top, mess cooks pass daily inspection for clean hands and uniforms. At center, rated cooks wield I

i ji+ he Caribbean, during his 28 RACING challenge-Jeep match won In the New opening' York day their skill over sizzling ranges. At bottom, attendants on the line "dish it out" to hungry women

M. months of duty outside the U. feature at Jamaica before 42,179 fans sailors. |
" $. A.II" He paid $30.'JO. All told. 86,280
I All told, the hard-hitting navy fans attended races at five tracks and Navy Will Produce Undress Whites Only
wagered J5,8'J8,374: Monday alone I
WeddingsThe
! I
, howitzer has engaged in 57 ama- -- ---i I
oI---- UniformLiberty
i teur and 22 pro bouts, scoring 41t Blue Network ShowThe I Okay Shore
t KO's. He lost two verdicts as a Ex-Sailor CochraneTo following weddings were uniform for enlisted per
Navy Department has completed !
performed at the Station chapels:
!'
simon-pure and has only one defeat I
!1 1 to mar his pro records Even. Fight In Jax arrangements to produceand 2 :May: Hiram Ciiiy Mines' and sonnel of NAS Jacksonville until

> I fcsi suffered his lone pro setback Freddie (Red) Cochrane, world's direct a 26-week series of 30- Vivian Geraliliiie Horton; :8 May i fur titer notice is undress whites

u ) when.he bit off a big chunk for a welterweight champion, will pitch minute programs on the Blue Net- Robert Elliott Pitt and Bertha Patricia with neckerchief, according to an
, comparative novice and took on leather at Pete Lello, ranking contender work depicting the activities and Rearson; Frederick II. Hour- official announcement.
'' in the ger, Jr., and Marjorie JenksI
,
Tommy Gomez, one of the leading Jacksonville Ballpark -- -- ----
heavies. Gomez flattened Jimmy. Friday, 1 June. It Is Coch- achievements of Naval Aviation, May James \\'. Cooper and lea Chapman and Grace Gowan Edgar;

Boxing experts who saw the vet- rane's first fight as a civilian. lie Rear Admiral H B. Miller, U.S.N.. Maxine \Volda-: ; 5 May : Robert O. 10 May; James Edward Rush and

f ran Gomez lay Evenson down for was a sailor and served overseas, Director of the Office of Public Thompson and Floy J. Kenning; Gloria Pauline Gould; May: Roy

'; i the count of ten accredited the recently receiving a discharge.I Relations announced today. James! Francis Clark and Mary Lucinda II. McQiilii and Sylvia M. Holme;

outcome to Jimmy's inexperience, Lello is an army vet The program, which will be Seward; Peter B. Hush and 16 May Henry Louis Alexander
, overconfidence and poor training. Promoter Jack Laken has reserved broadcast in the evening, will be- Mary Ann Kumler; Charles E. RelesM Ciborouski and Elizabeth Uelorl
,Evenson has the natural gift of 2,500 good seats for service- gin sometime this summer It is and Gladys! Lucille Gamble. Kavesan; 19 May: Vernon E. Der-
walloping power, but to become a men at the special rate of $1,60, the first network program to be 5 May Lowell, l't'ttlt and Ie- ner and Harriet Thelma Fyverwm;
big name heavyweight he must tax Included. The bouts are sponsored approved for production by the lorl A. Carr; Harry G. Whitlow 21 May Davis J. Weaver, Jr., and
also have the will power to train. by the VFW. Navy Department. anti Ruby Compton; Charles F. Mary Klrklaml.



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Eight CIVILIAN JAX AIR NEWS NEWS 24 May, 1945



'f Civilian: Employees' 'NewsAddress Variety Spice Of Life Amblin'


Communications to Editorial Offices For Frank H. McKinleyThe Through

y Personnel Relations Office, Bldg. 13, Box: 22 -.
Telephone Extension 483 old saying, "Variety is the -- - --- -

Tbs Civilian Employees News, a two-page: section of the Jax Air spice of life," certainly applies to AssemblyBy
New, is devoted to reporting the news of-the Naval Air Station's the functions" Public Works:
Civilian Employees and is sponsored by the Maintenance of which Mr. Frank
Employees' Association for Civil Service EmployeesOlficers .I H. McKinley is Quarterman, working Kubye<< Walker
under the Foreman, E. L. Grif. Recently one of our famous

President D Treasurer fin. glers from Shop 1022 "B" s anD
William O. KincaId, Philip Myers,
.
Mr. McKinley came to the station returned from 'a trip down on
Directors In September, 1940, as an Inspector Suwannee River with a "tall tale."
George 11. Martin Mell C. Jackson of Construction in the Office According to him, the black bass
Frank H. McKinley Donald A. Wood of the Officer-in-Charge of had to be fended off to keep them
Philip D. Myers Kenneth M. McDuffie Construction. There was much to from overloading the boat. His
Daniel R. Wbiddon William O. Klncald be done in those days, as the eta t story was received with typical
News Reporting Staff tion was Just beginning to build. "razzberrles" and he indignantly

Assembly and Repair: many of the huge projects that we promised to prove the facts by pictures .
Head Reporter...........?_..................................Euleene Wllllnghaus now take for granted as we drive ; but to date the picture of
Inspection and Survey: over the grounds day after day."I a string of bream is all he has been
Head Reporter.,.._._..._.._............__.....Helen M. Styron remember every phase of con- able to produce. Do you still Insist
t Public Work Department: struction of the A & R building that you caught them on a
Head Reporter.-.,.--.__..__..__._.._....Ethel M. Shanahan until its completion," Mr McKinley plug, Stumpy?
Supply Department: stated, "as I was assigned as Chief Donnahue Is back from
Head Reporter.._..___..:.__.__.._......__..Leola Jones Inspector of that structure under I, leave in California, beaming with
the supervision of )fro B. A. St. / memories of the antics of his baby

Petery, who is now Chief Inspector daughter.
I&S Accessory Division of Public Works. Frank' II: McKinley And the favorite blonde bf the
When asked about the many I day shift office force has forgottenthat
duties performed by the men of Jacksonville has a beach. I
Has Interesting WeekBy the Maintenance Department and with the State Road Departmentin suppose, for she has certainly been
what they were he said, "Every- Tallahassee, Florida. lie was burning up the roads to Daytona
thing!I" To prove it, here Is a then; sent to Key West for their lately
By Ruth C. Itul rh resume of some of the many jobs Rehabilitation Program, and in Finley is sporting a shiny
Joe Hinson, Jr., son of Mr. and 1935: when the W.P.A. was organ-
Over-All accomplished in that division of ChIef's hat, but that Chief's newD
Mrs Joseph M. Hinson, was grad. Public Works. The Department ized, he was made Chief Engineerof form hasn't been dunked yet

uated from E.M.S.N.T.C., Gulfport., utilizes over a thousand employees that area. In 1939 he was as- let him get by without a soaking,
Miss After a visit with his parents
Overhaul including all trades in- signed as Engineer of the dredging boys.
left to report to Shoe-
Joe
project at Lake Okeechobee, Florida -
further volved in general building con Shop 1024 has a new bride andif
California for asslgnment. -
maker, where he transferred from in
struction as well as special don't believe
Surely we all remember many you you can walk
Joe when he was a former employee Marguerite Steele and ized craftsmen such ,as upholsterers 1940 to NAS, Jacksonville. five feet off the floor, Just take -.

in the A & R, and we wish Marguerite O terman sign painters, refrigeration I. Mr. McKinley thoroughly enjoys a trip down to 1024 and see for
luck In the world in mechanics, radio technicians, machinists his part as a Director of the Employees yourself.
him all the I've heard a lot of rumor about I
his assignment! and cabinet makers. Association. He was elect- Anyone passing Shop 1021 will .
.i, The new Inspection' & Survey Department the party on the pier. Among them Started In West I ed into that capacity when it was i see a beaming face and a clipped

has received quite a few I heard that the ocean was really!; Mr. McKlnley started his adventuresome organized. When ,Public Workswas I haircut in honor of a new 8-pound

'f new members in our division recently rough and rocked the pier so badly; days in the west, having trying to form a bowling daughter. Wicks had all his friend
: WAVE B. L. Chaplin, that of our people became been born in Eufaula, Oklahoma, league, they donated enough money almost nervous wrecks until he got
/ WAVE Patricia Ann Collinsandthe many where his father was principal of I to get them In "full swing." Now ,that anticipated telegram.
following enlisted men: C. W. seasick. an Indian school. Later the fam- the Public Works has four teams You've heard of "Beautiful,
Kinney, C. E. Makela, J. A. Da- Lieut. R. F. Crain left our division ily moved to Hyattaville, Maryland, .that compete against one another beautiful Texas" ? Well, it won't
volt, J. E. Revier, W. S. Mantlo, R. today and we sure hated to Just outside Washington, and Mr. I weekly. Last year the Association take three guesses to know whosa
J. McCormack, W. A. Johnson, see him leave. Good luck. McKinley received his grammar paid the Initial fee and sponsored theme song it Is. Yes Williams is
A. W. Stalker. We welcome you school education in our Capital. two of its teams into the back from leave, and Texas is tha
to our department, mates, and At noontime the other day one When the family came to Florida, City League and was rewarded most beautiful place in the world.If .
hope you will enjoy your stay of our girls walked down the aisle he decided upon the University of with one of the teams coming in : you don't agree, Just talk to him;
with us.What. with her lunch on her head and Florida as the college In which to In second place. 'The Association I[ should say, listen to the boy!
e I&S Officer has an stated that she always had a well receive his B. S. Degree in Electrical contributes to social and recrea- Mr. Gray gave us a surprise the
up-and-coming chicken farm 7 Rumors balanced lunch. That did it! Engineering. tional events which Is a real mo- other afternoon. Just after he
are that he is going to move It seems that some of our people Upon graduation in 1934 he ac- rale booster for all Civil Service arrived at work, he rushed out
out of his house and let the chick hold muster downtown almost cepted a position as Draftsman employees," stated )lr. McKinley on the "Crow's Nest" and shouted,
e ens take over! every night at Fletcher's Of ..--- ._- -. -- -- -- .- ""'olt. wolf wolf." When he realized .
Dorothy MacNair just returned course, I mean In the dining room we; had all heard him, he kept
from a 15-day leave, which she D. C. Is
Beautiful Says
with her husband, Sgt Mac- and not in the bar. Insisting that he had been calling
spent and I We are sorry to lose Jean Alder- for Mr. Wolff, Group Supervisor,
Kair, in Louisville, Kentucky,
with her parents in Akron, Ohio. man from Shop 265. She was A likely story, Mr. Gray.
We were sorry to hear about forced to resign through \lllnesi Supply.Inspection Scribe And you heard about the hill
and she will her billy who put a silencer
Chief Martin's illness, but we are we hope regain on his
all glad to have him back Chief health again quickly.The By Prfocllla Glenn shotgun because his daughter
Jovanovich did a swell job as Neals, Marvin and Norline, Washington, with its beautiful memorials, buildings, scenery, etc., wanted a quiet wedding.
hla stand-by I have brought their son back to is very beautiful and interesting place. However interesting the cityas --.. -
We are also very sorry to hear stay with them. He is three yean a whole might be, to me the most fascinating place is Arlington "MEMORIAL: U\" "
about Hatton, G. D., who la in the I old and is said to be able to take Farms, a government housing project for working girls and women. By Harold Diggett
hospital with a broken leg. We care of both his parents already Fellows, have you ever dreamed of being in the middle of aJiarem- "We raise
all miss you, Hatton, and Hope to We wish to express our sorrowto I mean a super-harem? Well, brother, that's it! I've seen a service To azure skies our Eyes
,
walk into of the "Dat --- --
see you back soon. : the Bert Ciffins for their recent man one And silently kneel and
,,1 The Inspection and Survey De- loss.The Rooms," and in a twinkling girls For the souls that have pray
gone,
extends deepest Overhaul Control Office has
partment sympa- would be there, talking, laughingand :4tSUPPLV For freedom's cause;
thy to Mr. R. E. Nelson, Inspec. become the proud possessors of This
is
Memorial
him wish he didn'thave Day.
making
tor in Instrument Shop, in the four bicycles. If you see a streak
death of his mother, Mr, Nelson of blue lightning-that isn't us, a date for that night. l15ALLi; We thank God
takes this opportunity to say that because we can't ride very well Girls, have you ever wanted to /r ES For His blessings rare
the flowers were very much appreciated yet although Chief Shockley .. ,
,c can live somewhere with lots of other And know that those souls
of his
by all members sling, a mean pedal. Iris Rogerscan
is That are resting there
girls-somewhere that privilegedwith ,
family ride along fine as long as the
Ens. and Mrs. J, V. Rutledgeare road is clear, but just put a human all the conveniences of home Enshrined in His glorious light,
visiting Ruth Raisch. Ens. within 25 yards of her and and a room of your own? The By Leola Junes Have not given their lives in vain;
Rutledge has just completed Flight she goes all haywire. Farms have 48 halls, each named 3101tE'ACATIONINO: God knows their cause was right.!

Training at Pensacola and will ---' ---- after a state in the Union. It's BETTY SANCHEZ (Stock Con- I
aboard this station follow- The poppies bloom in Flanders
report -- -- complete with tennis courts, cafe trol) took a week off and flew up
ing his leave."Pleasant" CREDIT UNION DIVIDEND terla, department store and Recreation to Atlanta, Georgia. She says she Field,
Things to Wait For: Whll'st resting 'neath the
CIIECKS AT DIRECTORY Center, gym, dance floor, was very fortunate that her reservations sod; '
The fellow who puts his auto They, too, gave their lives
on the'plane weren't cancelled
entrance Thirty-five; per cent Liquidating stage, bowling alley and library That
at the
trunk up and down we may worship God,
Dividend Checks Each hall, or building, has a smallService and that she was the only
payable to
to Each In
his
gate! That sweet young thing own choice and creed
where small necessities civilian aboard coming back. .
shareholders of the NAVAIRJACKSONVILLE Shop
deposit her banana skins in our In safety can we pray.
CREDITUNION and refreshments can be LaVEDA TAYLOR (Follow-Up)
basket! And for the
waste cup nice dance is deep in the heart of Texas (Dallas .
also has
It a
available bought. .
at Directory
are the
to drop in the drink vending ma- We bow our heads, '
chine, as we watch the cola disappear Station Post Office floor, juke box, booths and tables. ) vacationing with her husband God bless their souls
,
Also vacation is
into the bowls of the (Went Entrance) for delivery Dancing Classes! on ELNA I This is Memorial Day." V
darned thing! And our turn to the payees upon presentation Arlington Farms holds dancing FAY HENDERSON (Public
to work on the "B" shift! of their pass-books, and of classes in the gym, with a former I Voucher), who Is visiting her family RUBY S. QUIMBY BERGT It
teacher the Arthur Murray in Alma, Georgia. Elna Fay ,
from
That's all folks. an I.I, card or employees' but PITT LOUISE S.
--..-.-- ton. However, recipients of Studio as instructor. Quite a few had quite an interesting bus ride RION GUAGLARIDO. JARVIS MA.
checks must also sign for thin dances have been held there, and to Alma; ought to get her to tell B. JEAN
Nazis Raid Radium upon receipt. what successes! Sometimes there you about it. RUTH BALD- BRIGGS.We BUTLER. AND JUNE M.

Bank Now Over 120 33% and over 1GO are even more boys than girls. WIN (Contract) is spending her
; vacation In miss ADELE MERCHANT
15% Credit Union LiquidatingDUIdend Ain't it wunnerful? Springfield, Ohio.
They Will Die checks" handed over to Since there are so many girls, CAROLYN S C HEAR (Purchase (Personnel Section), who has been
one will find a great deal of flirt- ) has received the Interestingnews ill. Hope to see you back with us
the In 1911
Rome (CNS*-Somewhere in the Directory July are
soon, Adele.OVERHEARD,
from former
ing and whistling-more so thanin a friend and
also held for
being to
north of Italy there are SS troop. delivery
with ugly black burns on their the pajees. Jacksonville. One day my twin school-mate that prior to his re- IX PIKE DRILl.:
hands ers -stains that will never go All hand who are shareholders sister and I rounded a corner in turn to the Pacific he has been, If you noticed everyone leaving
They are the looters of In the NAVAIR JACKSONVILLE Washington and suddenly there : serving as "page" at the San Fran- the department en> the afternoon of
Pis'away s radium bank, victims of CREDIT UNION are was a soldier standing rather closeto Cisco Conference, and has had occasion 16 May 1945, guess you knew it
j their own greed. urged to cooperate by picking us with out-stretched arms. He to come In contact with, was a "Practice Fire-Drill." Yep,
These men raided the University up their checks at the earliest was giving us that ol' Pepsodent Commissar Molotov, Secretary of everyone found a partner in his
of Pisa, one of the oldest educational possible opportunity I smile, and muttering "Girls." State Stettlnius, Ambassador T. section and filed off down the
institutions in the.world, If these checks are not pickedup I Then, just as suddenly, he loweredhis V Soony and many other digni- stairway and were out of the build.
and stole its priceless radium by 1 June 1945 they will be arms, and said, "Why, you're taries. The Contract Sectionof Ing in no time at all. Overheard
store. But they made one mistake.No I returned to the Conservator of nothing but a couple of kids: !" Purchase Division welcomes In the stairways during this drill
ole had told them how to thi Credit Union, In the officeof I I and walked away.Washington NELL GARDNER in their midst. were following remarks: "Golly,
handle the radium. They openedthe the Paymaster of the Seaboard I' is one of the cleanest SEEN DAY-DREAMLVs: I'll never be able to work when I
safes and took out the radium Air Line Railway Company -I! cities in the world. It's againstthe Louise Toppin S2c;, sitting go back in, this sunshine .isn't! good 0
vials! in their bare hands. at the foot of Hogan I law to throw anything on the around with her all-day sucker (we for my Spring Fever," "Let's
Burnt from radiurr are deep, Street, which may not be 80 I streets. It's also very easy to find ain't kidding), planning her next look at this trailer" "Why
Incurable\ and deadly. The SS convenient for the pajees.TIIK one's way around. The majorityof step towards "aviation." Jldn't we stop'for a coke?" .
troopers will die slowly and horribly CREDIT I people there are so very helpfuland WELCOME: TO SUIl'LY AND "This reminds me of my ole sc ool.

-of radium poisoning. UNION_ pleasant.If ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT: : I days." "Let's play hookey and
-- -- -
----.. ii-- I you've never seen Washington Glad to see lots of new faces go swimming." "Summer is

Richmond Va, (CNS) High- Omaha (CNS)-Grounds for divorce b. sure to go. It representsthe 'round and 'bout the place. Among coming, Just feel this sun." :
button shoes "tor men 25 to 45," : A farmer who resides near United States itself-people, which are EDNA LAKOUR, Gonna miss LILLIAN RINKES
have gone on sale were as a resultof Omaha Is seeking separation '...omhis history,'modern archlture, our pastas KATHLEEN S.. JONES, VIRGINIA ([Stock Control), who resigned: recently .
aa OPA ruling that they maybe wife because, he says, she putglue a nation, our present and our L. RHOI EN, NANCY'. : She is going home to Bane\ ,
sold without hpe ration cou in the bed in order to keep future. This is Washington, D. C. MILISWKI JANE ST.. GEORGE Ohio, to 'spend the summer. with
pons. I him out of It. the Capital of our United States! DUNN, VIRGINIA T, MORGAN, her p rents.Page .




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24 May, 1945 CIVILIAN JAX AIR NEWS NEWS Page Nine




EDUCATION OFFICE EMPLOYEEHAS I COMMERCIAL BULLETINS ]JF 1 J


I .r Sale' -Trailer, 22-Uot National. J
bleeps Jour, awalngk' dUhet. 'IM I-ariie able model. Atwater Kent radio
ORCHID-GROWING HOBBY truck tires Included Beady. mote *25. ('..c...t 1". V'. KutterllrlcT, 1
I.,.. ".MM) ruth. Contact trunk (shop 742, A.U. J'hene 5 Brsy, Ar.MSr; Af Srhvol Hid*. &W,
(The JAX Ant NEWS, believing :>ATTC.For '. 37 Ford Coupe, US motor; S sew' fl..., ''j

that Mary Noble, a civilian nw 1 new r..p. all new laser ..b... y
""II.h'Ing roum suite and Motor A-l rondltlon. Contart *-...
employee of the nialimlde. Khu'u- rorkini chairirud condition.. 1221-A K.tle, AAK, Miop fttftf, Est; 741.
lineal office, has one of the mot llanrork\ ,'..., .n tlalUn.Wanted .

interesting art T->\t>rk hobbies Single bed. Complete with mattress
haw -Karly; model car. Milling and ,kprlnK, 12* rash Call after < :j
yet diM'eml Invited her > to pay up lo f3U1'< caul tor right .II". p.m. I'hone MOOU. 2071 Mjra' M.
O lo contribute the follow\ng\ artt Cell II. M. Susie, 2-7SW.1: alter o.VU: 1
(.l.-.-K l.) l-.M. cc Jtki it during day '40 Model llrrlry-l/ariruu motorrrle,
with '41 model sidecar 1're-war whileklilrwall A
FOR BENT tire*. r.xrellrnt: rondltlen.lrent '
MARY :NOBLE
Uy Rosin ,"prltate' .home. Fur gentle \ l.oprerti ,rte, lalor Shop ,-
My Interest in'growing1 orchids nun onl)'. 2594 Herahel ,St.Koom Itldjr. lItI: Phone 822.1.

began about 5 years ago when I
leulizecl that the with kitchen\ prim iiegea lotbrrakfaiit I're-war' (Irl'i model l>lr>'rle. Chief
queenly flower and lunch s.3tt per week.Mr .. r,,"'ml..*...). steward 1). 1':. I'ue, UU
was not only found in florist shops *. Kadtord, :2044 Uellwood. I'lioneHoiiKH I Ih..lnot.: ., (''''(/ Quarter >AS.Hollywood '

and private estates! but was being I 7-i a/1:11: -- ''"'
raised by business double ....... $:.Hu. Babybannnrt \
men
working; til ;naval- 'ofliirr i mid site luau In ue only three inonthn, 1.1.
girls and housekeepers. My orchid !I l lay Ate. I none 2-1040. Murray Sirs. U. 1). laiomky, 27.1.1 KlmwoodKit. :
collection now numbers about 75 Hill residence, ., Kitrrdale iardent. Phone 2-70.1.1. 'J

plants. I care for them after
f ,de z Lit lux room' bedroom. dining room ,1
cxI Kuoin In prltale homelrr.
work and on Sundays, and they a UU; Itrlmunt .'...r"..... J'b"11\\.11"1I-IiUI,, suites with Home household. aicraorle ,,
repay me with beautiful flowers .. I.t. Troth 4X41 timer Ave.,

(spasmodically during the year. Twit lirdrooniN, adjoining bath ) private 'limuquana )hn.....

When' speaking of orchids we entrance to tlie largrrroom; til Will trade or sell 11141 1'arkard Clipper w

think mostly of the Cattleya or and, (7 and J.lxhta linen. furiuahed.continuum No'hut children water fur smaller ".'. ('''DC.I'' A. sl .
I '.)10', ISIS It. Kandolpk j st.. t>A*.
:
"florist's orchid. Actually, the ,,1i. ; nit pela. "... iurliln, 30.10 after Itf.lll.: Call .;"1. 8)102.
orchid family Unmade up of about J' J'ine Street Atondale,

17,000 known species, and countless : ," Itrdroom. In prier a home. Kifruenpritiletea. 1're-war lUIng ruitni suite, end tables,
f coffee tables, chest ol drawrra, bedroom -
hybrids. In de'eloplng.new *1U per wrek.. Mr ('Ink. tulle, oteritluffrd ihalr, break-
hybrids, the parents are selected J.1II8 rllwood Ateuur. J'hone)110'1.: fail room aulte. Mr*. J. II. Srager' ,

with the same meticulous care lClU Katford :-0.., KltrrtlUr, After
--k, : \Ice room adjoining bath In private
: 6:10'IUII":
i ">a.
used in
breeding race horses. home $10 pre werk. Mrs Walter

) As long ago as 1838, a few orchid llolli ;3V.8 talrnlla rtil. J'hone WA.Vjr.l>
\
r 2-1 1 .
plants were growing in pri- I 8.Litlng Ride to "San' Dirio or vicinity Mrs
vate collections both here and in I t tI lines 1'1,.....pil.I. nil. 15JS reenridf
room' mid bedroom combined.Share Kd. I'hone j>- H4il.
England but it was about 1900 before ; t t hath with family u f three. '10
any orchid blossoms were on I per meek. lurmthril.. 'n. 1.. E;. ''litu, Hide from oulrr Mail Street U Air

the market. Now in the U. S., ')-. t i I I\; ; t"III.hl">-$.'iKO.. nrar liolln School 1-rrr}.. Chief Station."..Working.rrit'k.'It.U houra Supply' UHUu t., 18:10 K;: U.

the sale of orchid flowers is (thOH.To .
a : MARY NOBLE educational office :who has the interesting .
business that runs into five or six employee :Kl\rr.lilr. Krurnationa made fur de-
million dollars each The i hobby of growing orchids. Miss Noble has become well-known kirabla ruom In prig SIC! home fortraitkirntii. share ride' or drlte car for tra...-
year. among amateur horticulturists in this vicinity and has contributed Mr. '1 homac, :28JO= lurk portation I* !Saul Franrliiro, leatiar
American Orchid Society has a j 8!>t. IMione it-;8.U.Ixttrl about June I. \\.1. J'owrll, t.28 K.,.-
several articles her to
membership of over 1,000 most of on hobby garden magazines. ...11'It./ ., A\. I. J'hone 2-tM.13.: :
whom amateurs ) large room In beautiful Nonir New' or used Kodak ::1.1' Artutramera.
are who grow large purrnr, with barbecue pita forentertaining. l-lriit. I*. It. Million .."t.
orchids at home i i News Shorts From SAETY Cora Ii. Arula( 4887irtege 8135.Two.

Orchids are in a class by themselves n...... 1'honelM>4.OK .
to their girls want rides .., vicinity .f
as
requirements forsuccessful *' &.U..: Kite 1'oinl Working houra VHIMI t1UIU. .
: cultivation. In their Public Works Dept. lit.IT UrVito rdan. fall Ext. Slit, : Contait Ihelnia Srllrn, Crew
natural state they grow in tropical Thursday, 12W or later UinpuniaK Olfirr, Kxt.: 84UH.llnuiie .

(countries where there is an :! By Ethel M. Muumhan I Murk or luggage trailer. Vi ids wheel or auartmeat to rent furninlird -
abundance of rainfall and warm, I By Win. K. MacKenzie I lia*... Iwo etemted good tirei. Al.it or unlurni.hed, by June 1.
moist air. Orchids ate not patajMles. | Arthur Nelson (Struct.) grows Safely Engineer full lite baby bed., springs and mat- John A. ..,11..1., rlertrlral; U..lall De.parlmrnt .
cucumbers down Orange Park way lrr.. In good rundlt,"". rhone S'lill. et Public \\ ork. Bill.. 4.H.
They trees
hang on but that measure over a foot in length. ask for Mr. Berry, Kuviu llb-A. K;.., 44-.
derive no nourishment from
the Brought three in to prove it with I [DON'T BE AN ACCIDENTEE!
trees. To grow them, it is necessary One solid nMple pre-war bedroom. ...1. I.OV1'I.lllle
to the morning dew still glistening : Inner spring inatlrr* and box tprlag. purse, really. a lamci ..he. !
provide sunlight, moistureand l Ion their skins. Said that is just Kiting room rune with iprlng, |'urtain > ronlaiiunjc Judah, folded ten dollar.
warm air. Even here in the of his I and rug. Al>.. Ire box. Mr*. bill. Please, return to rleulah Blinder,
south where climatic conditions are one example garden Everyi A. .>l.lhr,, ., SUIi Kemlngloii' l-t. Slipping' jlltUlon, Mainnide Supply.
favorable i thing grows well! u4 01.0 TIMERS I'hone 2-lIlIlti.
to orchid
growing, protection i Polly Lammers is transferring Black unx. klturt ring with told
of some form is needed. I ( NEVER GETMIeRTIT'S Rolex ", ...Ie -ember, .uhle II mm band.. last In ticiaitv of baseball
front Public Works to be the new ?
wllli f 1.11 .U-II..I. lens di.mond on corner of Munfln
':Sreenhou.eMy I THEM f 3.5 In 'hand and Al-
$ visiting nurse as of June 1st. Now I II a half trlrpliotu' Irnn, with s !Ida bemarle Ala)' 18. Finder please, tontatt .
greenhouse is a far cry from I Edna DeWitt is without an assistant NEW curs YArf angle l..n.1; range Under light meter, Captain ('.,..11. I'hone IIllIa.nll'NI .

the large glass structures we so she's on the lookout for another I II GOT1A WATEMt complete set uf lilter. rarr.)'liig easeand
usually think of in t I tripod. fall George Druught )
greenhouse applicants apply! NAGS Irllowatrr, brtwern IMIO" )1.lllot., on l.angley Street' la front
terms, and it cost only $25, but ItSt'r,8 I Leiut. Francis P. Keegan (CEC) I and 18tm. !'h"41111111, Eat; :SJ4.IMano. : of parked. car May be i (aimed. liyIdrnllftlux

the purpose. It is a lean- : Utilities, came back from leave and Iteulah Blinder, :shipping -
fall ZOIKI.Instrument. IHtUion, Maiiiklde :Mippl
to built of wood against the south was presented with twin daughters J1 5,
-
wall of our home and it closely Joan Elizabeth and Mary Catherine TiE,} to have you back with us galn--:

lebembles the packing boxes used Congratulations to all the arES1' Shop Talmadge Slade one of our

for upright pianos. It stands about Keegan family! 'DCPE young co-workers in the Gyro

six feet high, Is six 'feet long and I P 1 Division Softball Team Shop has resigned. He is being

three feet deep. Second-hand win- hasn't had much luck so far. No 1 44.NAONA Enjoys Party At called into the Army soon so is

dows'on, hinges, are set In the top I winshas scored, but to no avail / going to take a little rest and visit

and front. 'I Needs: a rooting section to spur relatives before the day of the big

My orchids are in flower pots 1 I them on Maybe that is the incentive Seminole Hotel job ahead. Good luck "Ta!."

and lest on a wire shelf. Beneath lacking.The If you've missed "Art" Chance

them a second shelf holds tliarminimum I Shop Committee had its fAtTV and [elDUl' lately we've
.,...,...1. ..."A... ",unM... n'. ,,,...t4...... a. ...h.. I. ,., .. .. I ( COu +C ( By Virginia KranerIIKKK O ,.
V A. n. "" liiai cum wears U"oIi
r" Hireling Yew only lent tnelr services u me supply
I
temperature for most gram to be worked out for future ''now :sKiuors is s Eiuors: ? .AM TURKIC I Department very temporarily.
orchids is about 50 I what is serious accident ? We had a swell party last Satur-
degrees, provide elections in regard to nominations Just a
: Mrs C. A Knapp of the Gyro
heat In winter by electric and voting;, Some questions discussed I] Recently a foreman was discussing day night at the Seminole Hotelin ,
Room has had interesting
Jacksonville It held in the many
I was
stoves connected to house current serious acci-
were: Available information accidents particularly "
I I Palm Room and about 100 of letters from her son, "Jimmie! ,
through a nearby window. I j i for Civil Service employees dents. "Why, I haven't had a seilj us
I in the "Timberwolves" Division
Each Cattleya plant grows In a i on Navy Department and Civil i out accident in my department in from the Instrument Shop and our private of the Infantry. Their bat

flower pot not in dirt, but in a1 1 Service regulations unification of six; years" he said. I guests dined and danl'ed.I''e all
tle slogan is, "Nothing in hell ca n
I had a wonderful time and why
porous fiber, so air can reach the sick dental annual leave rules "Have had accldents'r"I "
I you any stop the Timberwolves. And from
not? We had good cause V-E
loots. The is made of I
plant up a throughout departments, positionI the foreman was asked. "Why ts this fighting
I jail repot companyhas
group of pseudo-bulbs with long, i i vacancies and civilian lunch facili Day
I not
yes, a few but they were serious I'e welcome Mr, Andrew new lived up to its name.
stiff leaves Protruding from the ties. P. W. Committee will meet few bruises and I
only a'
bits
WAVE Grace I Ii IOn" of the interesting ofi
girl Friday Livings
top of the newest bulb is a double the first Monday of the month at the I
scratches, quickly came reply.
front the night shift i news sent home by Jimmie recently -
Sic new
'
sheath through which the buds 1330 with Lieut (jg) N. O. Thomas I gang j I
'I Some folks have the idea that Our gain, their loss! | was how a German town, after
push up. After the plant is through (CEC) assistant to Maintenance
,
I
"is I
in
an accident not serious 'unless WAVE Mary Alice Frank, I being passed battle slowly returns -
blooming it rests for a while, and Superintendent in No.
Bldg. I a person loses a finger or breaks: "Frankie" to us has changed to the normal ways of living.
then an "eye" at the base of the 136Navy's.
an arm or leg. I from her desk Job to her new job Jimmie and his buddies put themselves

./ '\ p eudo-bulb begins to swell This -- Once upon a time a man who in the Radium Ro..>ll1.'e know up in "somewhat battle-

'_oj and makes bloom another then bulb another, leaf, sheath de ,, Aerial Rocket evidently was extremely safety- I she'll do a fine job in there.Fiankie torn house whose furnishings were

eye minded made the following state- : you're a real guy! i!I still intact. Tire furniture was
In this the lives
velops. way plant Blasts Jill Pillboxes made of modem light wood the
for yeais. The flowers If left on ment: "Mention one accident, re- Mrs Gladys Greene the gal who ,

the plant, may 'last several weeks. 'i A prime buster of Jap pillboxesis gardless of the nature whether it brews our morning coffee everyday beds had Beauty-Rest mattresHes
the I; be minor and has been transferred to the on them and good bedding. There
Raising orchids from seed is a Navy's new high velocity aircraft II a major or one, tec-
.blow scientific process, and is not rocket (HVAR) affection I ords can be produced to prove con- Progress D pt.It; III in the Instru- were also fine dishes and all the

for beginners. After the flower Is ately dubbed "Holy Moses" by I, elusively that the type of accident ment Shop thoughgood luck on other comforts of home.
and bomber mention has at time new job. I It seems the Germans at home
fx.llmized the seed pod ripens un fighter pilots. I i you may one your
lived pretty well while the ones out
We know is
in world pleased
somewhere this caused everyone
a
the plant for a year. Then the tiny Holy Moses has proved devastatingly ;
death." about the new door and paint job fighting were destroying other
seeds are placed in test tubes in a effective in strikes on I I
homes and lives. It
the Room. It's was ironic to
in
I Gyro pleasant
land installations The of minor accidentsare i I
chemical solution and after about shipping and causes i
to have the In and those passing through these towns
sun peek thenwe're
eight months they are tiny green Nip industrial centers. Its precl.1 the same as the causes of the
I glad for safety's sake too. i to see how well the Genftana had
specs and are transferred to flowerpots. i sion makes it a valuable ''' major onesthe results are just i
I "Sue" fared through the like
Mrs. Edwards of the war. Boys
When about seven years old, i in knocking out resistance ahead I sometimes not quite so serious. Wecan't 1
I Jimmie and his buddies
Electrical are going
Dept, received the ,
the will flower of be "choosey" about the kind
plant for the first advancing troops.
thiillinenews Mav 18th that her : to keen light on fighting until ail
time. After that if properly cared I of accident that Is going to befallus '
brother,: Cpl. Jiles B. Lunsford: of I the countries in the world can return
flr. it will produce flowers once, duces'ga'een flowers with coal- and therefore it behooves us
I the U $. Army Field i to their peaceful lives
to be careful. We cannot tell the"minor" Artillery,
or perhaps twice each year, Amateur black stl'lDes. i I
i iBesides ._
-- who was captured by the Germansthe ,
I I| -- w. -
(orchid\ growers buy full-grown the Cattleyas there are accident may be a majorone 17th of December

plants. The price range varies Cyprepidiums, or "Ladyslippers"; -who can draw the line of been liberated. He sent 1944 word, :has"I Oil Is Not All The
from about $10 for "common" distinction ? I
a Laelias and Brassovolas, crossed
am free healthy and will be
variety to thousands of dollars with Cattleyas to make fine hy- -- -- I home again." We,are all happy soon to Fleet Oilers BringThe

for a single rare hybrid. brids Oncidiums which flower in I
sturdy unglamorous
; > MrSTKItINfl;' OUT PAVi hear this good news. fleet
c. Variety In Orchids long sprays and look like butter i i The Navy Department revealedlast Then there's news that's not too I oileis which chum through Pacific

.1 'There is so much variety in the flies; Epldendrums, that grow wild week that all over-42 honorable I happy this week in the Gyro Room. waters with the supply fleet do a

orchid family that flowers are produced in this vicinity, and Miltnnias that dischatgees will receive mus- Pvt. Thomas Dowda of the Para .' surprising number of vital jobs in

in many different shapes,. look like big pansies. Even the I tHing out pay if they have had | troopers, son of Mrs. Clifford Dow- addition to that most vital one of)

- E colors and sizes.. Some flowers ate Vanilla vine is an orchid, and the overseas service, or if they ale being da, was reported killed in actionin all, 'providing fuel at tea for the

a foot a'roS8. and others cannot vanilla flavoring made from the dischatged at the convenienceof Europe. We extend our deepest Navy's mobile combat forces.

be seen without a microscope. Orchids seeds. the government sympathies to the Dowda family. Besides thousands of barrels of

flower in all colors: pure I Raising orchids) is a fascinating If the dischaigee has requested COMING AM: GOING black oil, aviation gasoline and

white, pink, lavender, blue yellow after-work hobby. The best part a discharge for his own convenience WAVE "Winkle" Bartenstein, Diesel oil, these unsung oilers cal'1'
blight: brown red of all comes when a plant producesone food blood *
orange green to accept private employment AMM2c has returned from leave plasma surgical sup

and purple. The mythical "black I two or three big, teaiitltul and has not seen overseas) spent visiting her parents! in War- .plies ammunition and mail.

on'hid*" are mostly dark purple 'I flowers to make into a corsage service, he receives no mustering renton Va. Glad to hear you had t I And in addition to all this

but there is a variety which pro-(. to glamourize ,the working girl., i out pAy I'|I such a grand time and also happy carry extra into. they Rd





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"Black Cat" Aircrewman One Of \SnIP's COKPOO )


NATTCENTERTAINMENT Five Men Receiving Decorations

r pROnUS /
Carl C. White AOMlc, who flew \

nearly 100 missions as an air .
Former NAT 'IC '
bomber in the Navy's famous

i Black Cat Squadron, has been ,/
awarded the Air Medal and a Presidential :
: Officer DescribesN.
I Unit Citation for his "skill.

MOVIE SCHEDULE ful airmanship and courageous I Before enlisting in the Navy, in "
conduct" in strikes the .'
Africa Panama against i February of 1942, John Adams:
I
Ton.\V-T.\KZAX THE AMA/ONS with Johnny VlHss- Japs. j, ICrlstan SpIlc( ) was a junior market

muller; KITCHEN CYNiC with E. Kennedy., 1800 and 2000.FRIDtY An interesting account of the I White was one of five NATTCmen statistician with: the A, C, Neil.
who received awards las h 1
AND ITI'Itl\Y-ESC\PE IX THE DESERT with varied duties and travels of Lt I week. Others were Robert C. I lion Co. in Chicago.I .

Philip Dora and Jean Sullivan; CIRCUS B4ND musical l; SEWS, 1800 Ralph Countryman, former Dis O'Connor, ACOM, who was given I II Business administration has always ..
Officer at NATTC recently I
bursing come first for Kris After
!
and 200&Sl1NIl.tYZOMBIE< I a Presidential Unit Citation for
was received by T. A. Davis, lour month
OX II O.UW."Uh Ik-la Lugo! and CSK, who is attached to the Disbursing his services as an air bomber In "T .Sa In Tokyo,
Wally Brown; IM>NLD'S D.\\' OFF, Disney Cartoon; WEST ."UINT.I Office :I I Patrol Squadron 11; David A in 1936 hit

feature, 15:
lIOXIUXU TUEsDAl'-THOSE ENDEARING< YOUNG ter described the several places he I AEMlc. and R. W. Clendening, t It was while h$

CIHRMs with LaraJne Day and Robert Voting; 3 STAR BOWLERS has served, and gave a vivid word I Sic all of whom received unit citations eras working for '

sports; News 1804( and 2000. picture of his own duties aboard awarded an anti-sub task I the Transilway

WEUSESJ'OXY.ISI.SU with Betty Grable MONKEY ship. Since being detached from force In the Atlantic. Corp. in Chicago .
; NATTC, he has served in the Atlantic I The presentation of the awards that they
a IKMHILE; DANDY, cartoon, 1800 and 2000. I Mediterranean and Pacific. were made by Captain J. B. Lynch, I sent him to Japan

< ; Speaking of Oran, be said !. Commanding NATTC. to study the

:: ,. part "I was really thrilled 'by White now a student in Advanced I Japanesemethod

being In II truly foreign roun- AOM School served with ; of pro-

try for the first time The Army I the night flying PBY group( from John Kristin ducing cellophane -

and Navy were quite thoroughly May 1943. to January 1945, a totalof ,

I entrenched that we didn't 21 months. Though only 21 "Our company needed a more
II I lack for some .f the
home. We had at very nice beach lad already has accumulated a was producing in vast quantities .

to swiru In with, water of just hash mark for his four years and a cellophane which we thought )l.
3W
< the right temperature This three months in the service, might be acceptable for American
wait a small beach resort (really '
It wasnt There'sa
The awarding .( the Air Medalto use. though
the cummer' home for Oraa)
deal of in the
great humidity
White authorized
was by % ice i
tailed Ain-el-Turk. We had ev. I air in and to offset this
Admiral T. C. Klakald. Commander I Japan, ,
eral beer parties for the rrewover
used in manufacture
they glycerin Its -
of the Seventh Fleet, and
there, and for me It wa*
) I which in our country, provedunsatisfactory"
the air
bomber
the high spot of the AUantie was' cited for I he
runs. Actually """rdld.'t anchor "Particii.sting i in a glide bomb- explains.
In Oran but around the cornerin lag attack .. an enemy' vessel' When the ship carrying Kistan

)lertl- I-Kt"blr where the. British and in spite, of severe antiaircraft to Japan docked at Yokahama, the
fire which struck his company arranged for an interpreter
made a stab at the French '
fleet sometime before we entered plane, he scored a direct hit on to meet and accompany him
the war. an enemy warship damaging Itno to Tokyo. The interpreter was

"There were still a few visible severely that It probably sunk. himself an American citizen, although -
I
traces of the 1942 invasion, but the His skillful I airmanship and he was a Philippine by
If'
birth and had lived in mostof
<<" I Japan
l y whole place had been well re. courageous! conduct contributed' I
his life. This
interpreter accompanied -
paired. There were a number of materially' to the success of the' :
I Kris on all hill business
Italian prisoners there, some of attatlc. Ills conduct throughoutdistinguished
social I excursions. There
and was
,
oj them doing the stevedoring work, : him among those
.. however, a small police detail assigned
others working is mess boys. Apparently I performing duties. of the smharmcter.
to the same task
> I they were well-liked and <' ."
>t trusted On my first trip thereI I O'Connor, of St Louis Mo., and "The Japs have an inherent distrust

t't.t borrowed a jeep and with four now attending AFC School also of all foreigners, and that'sone
.o others from the more reason why they are so
drove
ship we : was an air bomber, serving in Pa-
about 60 miles inland to a town trol Squadron 11 which alien to us," Kris says "For the
was cited
w called Sidi-bel-Abbes It containsthe In I life of me' I couldn't get used to
part: "Rendering
pioneer serv- ahead of the in
women
first outpost of the foreign walking
ice in
I changing the passive defen '
Legion (the Flench call it the sive I our party, or sitting down before
search into
a bold and powerful did. Once when I held the
Legion Etranger just to make I they
4 liars of Hollywood and all the offensive, Patrol Squadron 11 door for the wife of a"business manI

1' movies I saw as a kid). Compared' has utilized the full potentialities had contact with she wouldn't go
to Oran it was paradise The' of the PBY-5 seaplane and its : inside until I did. Makes you feel

people and city streets were cleaner equipment locating enemy task very uncomfortable

and it didn't have that characteristic : force units and striking dangerously I "Another thing" he continued.

5- odor of all Arab cities. by night in devastating They wouldn't allow me to own or

w' Any place with a Sidi in It is an I masthead, glide 'bombing attacks use a camera, and back in '36 it
s td ? oasis, and this one even had a to insure vital hits on the target," I seemed strange, unless you a*.
very pretty city Richardson and Huhta were Air- I
green park. I sume that even then they were
crewmen in the
"We had scarcely arrived In anti-sub task force I war conscious.
A & ; In our automobile (a there I Richardson, a student in Advanced
) jeep I AOM School, is from I "As much as I enjoyed my trip
even though common, In Mine- Waupun there, and as well as I was treated,
thing like a eiisenberg at Wis. Huhta, from Lead, South it was difficult not to feel uneasyin

home) when we' were adopted bya Dakota, is going to Advanced i the presence of so much bow.

'r Laraine DajSPECME swarm of Arab kid. Some ARM School, while Clendening, of ing and scraping They were too

!h wanted gum Mime candy or cigarettes Trenton School. N J" is attending SKV polite, too gracious It's just likebeing

P EVEiNTSAltoanl and some just wanted wary of a woman who flat
u. t-> i see' their sisters At any - ters you too often. It's all too

1i, rate, one who talked better English WAVE Officer T Promoted probable that there's a reason for
than (the rest, and who In. it", he said

f Hinted on railing me Lieutenant, Lt Man M. Halford NATTC Here at NATTC, Kris Is in
TOUVY-*t 16 SOFTB\LL GAMES, BARRACKS 2 vs. 6, at jajgee, all afternoon finally won WAVE Administrative Officer, last charge of the IBM records of all
tl k Wthall DtaiiHMMl 3; BARRACKS 5 vs. 53, at Softball Diamond 2; the price' and the tip money week was receiving the congratulations enlisted personnel assigned to this

t; BVKRUKs hi n. 60, at Softball Diamond 1. lie wait a darn good guide, too, o( fellow officers upon her activity, which, as he puts it

4(3] FItID.\_t 1700-SOFTBALL GAMES, BARRACKS 21 vs. 30, I Mince he spoke| both Arabic and advancement in rank to full "covers a multitude of bins",

:,1! at Softball Diamond 1; BARRACKS 17'I.. 19, at Softball Diamond 2; I }'rt" ('h. He showed us the worthier tenant.
Kristan is a Chicagoan by birth
. Jit"u'l
BVRRUKS 18 vs. 18, at Softball Diamond 3. I part get Into of the town but wec'ouldo't The ALNAV advancement although his bride of two months
Legion post
i, MONDAY 1700.-COOKS AND BAKERS vs. PmSICIL since they were allowing only her was received here while Ls from Birmingham, Ala.
TRAINING AND WELFARE at Softball Diamond 2 TURRET' was away on a honeymoon. The
; officer that afternoon and we Among his hobbies, he lists golf
:' SCHOOL vs. BASIC ELECTRICITY' (Phase 1)), at Softball Diamond 3; didn't want to break up the I necessary examinations were successfully but admits he plays for fun only"

\ I POLICE ADVANCED ORDNANCE, at Softball Diamond 1. party." i last week taken the early part of His job with the Neilson Com

With an "Oh, what lovely pany is still open for him after th.
ADMINISTRATION i j nights!" Lt, Countryman described ''I --- war and he will probably return

1 ORDNANCE INSTRUCTORS, at Softball Diamond 1 (Officers' Panama as a place to which he Doctor (with self-satisfied air) : to it. .

I League). would like to return. i You cough more easily this morning "I'm still open to the best ofc L 1

TLESDAY 1700-BASEBALL GAME T.t8.. NATTC AIR I "It's really glamorous even In fer", he says "Just so long a.
\' the daytime," he wrote. "It must Patient: I should I've been I have one of those 000,000 jobs
\IDERS intra-station at NATTC Baseball Diamond.
( league), I
t be those wonderful Latins, because practicing all night we're promised."
WEDNKsDY 1700-PIUsE X 'a. AVIATION ORDNANCE, when you think of the night clubs ----
at Softball Diamond 1 ; rfcTIOX FIRE CONTROL n, AEM LINE and the sights and the restaurants ;
Trace Toots At Dance Here I It.
(Phase 1)), at Softball Diamond 3. I you can name a dozen places that I
') Note Di.....4 1 U lrtri >p..*a. KarrarU. IS; l>iM.*d t!, .pp*>it* outdazzle what Colon has to offer,
I ,,...i... Karrxkt (Hrfrlitmf "'ill!,>; and Itiamond 3, wppoaite auruk. 19, I Need any film, watches, jewelry,

WEDNESDAY 1700-BASLRILL GAME: ORLANDO ARMY etc, this place has bargains. I

1 j' AIR FORCE vs. VTTC AIR RAIDERS, at XATTC Baseball Diamond. did my Christmas shopping there :

SWIMMING DULY. Recreational Period for newts, Wives, with a minimum of haggling One "i. *5 _
I .
Waves" front 1041 to 2100 at NATTC pooL afternoon, I took an hour and a .
half and crossed the continent to
HOSTESS HOUSE open daily from 1530) to 2100. Saturdays and
Sundays from 11OO to 2100. For NATTC enlisted personnel! and relative see the capital city, Panama City.
I thought Colon was something but _
-. and guests.NATTC
i the Pacific side is even better, I
LIBRARY open daily from 0800 to 2100. just can't put Into words the spell

\ GOLF. STATION COURSE dally from 0800 to %OOOpM1/ to this place has over you It's not o. Fy

t I ALL personnel. Clubs available at gear l locker In X.TTC.dltorlum. sane and I'd probably tire of it

I BOWLING daily at Ship's Service from 1200 to %030, in six months, but what a wonderful

\ six months!
/ siorcSUMlW "The next day the ship went
:'t -Trip to Silver; ;Spring for all NATTC iwrsofwcl and through the canal. It took about

guests. Tickets $?.S3 round trip. Bus, leaves at 083(1 from circle outside seven hours, and was also the cul-

i t' Main Gat, Leaves Silver Springs at 1800. Special rates for mination of one of my childhood '

+I servicemen and women at Silver !Spring" desires since I had read so much t.j

Ea JACKSON\ILLE ntCIIE8u.f' leave at frequent Intervals about it in my geography classes"

;,; from Union Bus Station corner Bay and Hogan Streets Surf bathingand -' ----fajLj--___- I "L
other recreation at one of ""rid'. finest ocean bl'ac'IM'fI Bus Col
'; fare ZV. A man's ear was bleeding likea
stuck "I bit myself," he
USO CENTERS at 122 Went Forujth Street, above Blanding/ pig "
,y Station, corner Church and Newman streets, 311 West UuvaJ Street. explained. "That's Impossible,
said the doctor. "H,>w can a man
,
USO WOMEN'S DIVISION at 43 Vest" Monroe Street.I y .(t.i!witR7aA.
/(/r (I NA\Y MOTHER'S HOsTKSS, HOUSE, 101 Fast Church Sireet. bite himself in the ear? The man" Fun ran riot or words! to thai effect-when Al Trace-and-his-SillySyntphonUU
said "I standing on a chair.
: was ,
their musical show the NATTO Company
I put on at Ship's
Note: Consult N'\TTO Welfare Office for operating| hours of
dance Friday night at the auditorium. Here the orchesrs inwinding
3O:4.y .
"It is much better to( have loved( up one .{ Its novelty .number while sailors>> marines and
NATTC S,' tlon o( Jax Air News Is published at espesse| of Welfare and I
,tecnu..n Vep.lf i tmcnt. and lost much better their girl friend. look on.Page .





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24 May, 1945 NATTC JAX AIR NEWS SECTION Page Eleven! "



Anyone Know The I We'll-Be Seeing You Fellows In Jax Saga Of The

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Ending of Movie, "Blue Ghost"Is



"Wing and Prayer"George RevealedLeo


Peter Klotz, AEMlo, is a
Posan, ACEM, has been M
'hack in the States a little more bluejacket from Minnesota whohas
action on two
than a month, and every time he already seen

goes to the movies he is grateful fronts.
. Klotz, assigned to the advanced
for that fact.
r, Aviation Electrician's Mate School
Posan, who Is attending advanced wears the European Theatre ,rib-

Aviation Electrician's Mate bon, the Asiatic Pacific ribbon with

School, was the Chief Aviation : one silver and four bronze stars,
Electrician in charge of all electrical 1 the special liberation of the Philippines -

maintenance of torpedo : bar with three bronze stars
bombers on board a ship at sea. and a commendation ribbon.It .

In civilian life, in Toledo, he also stands to reason that Klotz,

specialized' in electrical mainte- S f 'f 'y after 21 action-packed month In
nance. s yN the Pacific alone, should have

After covering raids on Okinawa many Interesting; stories behind

Iwo Jima and Tokyo, the him his of' "The Blue
and story
NATTC last week but still
Twenty-nine-count 'em-Specialists S moved out of the area ; jou'U
boys on board were enjoying be seeing plenty of them for they've been assigned to shore patrol duty in Jacksonville. They've been Ghost" Is Just that

their first movie In over a around NATTC for a good long time, serving as masters-at-arms, in' barracks, Ship's Service, and elsewhere. "It was last summer and I was
month. Oddly enough, the movie to another AEM thai
They were the father confessors, the mothers, Dutch Uncles, and sometimes Simon Legrees to complaining
was "Wing and a Prayer" and You've heard 13 months with no liberty was a
thousands here.
of students and Ship's Company personnel which have come through
three ships, bark at their bane fine state of affairs he said.
their bark over the PA system shortly after reveille, with a "Come on, you sackhounds-hit the deekl"And ,
were showing It simultaneously jou'\e heard their more-welcome, "So-and-so, there's a package for you in the :MA's shack." "I'd been working on the elec-
"I don't think I'll ever forget trical maintenance and repair of

aircraft un the Lexington: and I
Moving Day As I On The Move thought we'd earned some liberty.

"This one day was especially

.1 quiet. We were cruising aroundIn
"s Boys Leave the Pacific, and when sunset
came I got another fire watch. I'd

been getting 'em BO often I felt

like a fireman, but I didn't mind.If .
Co. ShiftsIt
Ship's it wasn't a fire watch, it wag
/ something else.

was "moving day" all last "As soon as the dusk set in we

w week at NATTC when every Spe- started warming up the night
cialist S at the Center was trans fighters. And then it began.

ferred to Mainside's command-for "Up high we saw a Jap bomber

S shore patrol duty in Jacksonville, i'6 All the guns on board were trainedon

.. t. new masters-at-arms moved into the Betty, when eight Kates
barracks, and students and Ship's came in. They came in low. It

Company personnel were shunted was rugged flying all! right and

into different barracks.By they surprised the pants off us. .
"If you've seen the
4 the end of the week sailors Fighting
Lady, jon know what happened."
were well accustomed to their new 6
We got six of those torpedo
-, ... quarters and things were on an "as bomber during the half hour
Po' ACEM usual" basis. Moat divisions inShip's '
fa :
George an, : V9. the raid lasted."I ", .

that movie," Posan said. "They Company were transferredin was on the bow with the night
show the movies on deck, and I the general shift, as were a good fighters. There wasn't much else

got there a little late, so I had to many students New masters-at- to do but watch. One of the pilots

sit In the last row The movie had tions.arms took over at virtually all sta and I got under cover quick, ?

just begun and I thought to myself I though I crawled Inside a hatch
,
'Posan, relax,' so I did. The first of the week these. were > 1 off the catwalk. The pilot got
week for in NATTCShip's
Last' week was moving most personnel "
the occupants and masteratarms into another hatch.
"Not for long, though. The showhadn't Company, and sights like the above were commonplace aN "
Scared? "Not
at the !several! barracks In exactly,
says
been on more than 15 min tailors carried their gear from one barracks another.. Shown are
the NATTC area: ilk,. I-T.'C, Klotz. "You don't have time to be
utes when I heard a crash and a three members of the Physical' Training Department as they started
TAO TSK and T Divisions F. really frightened. Those
,
boom, which I accredited to the their trek to new quarters. In the picture: C. M. West, 81('; 'D. N. Japs
It. Bergenton and S. I). Baldwin might do some damage, but
theycan't
;
picture show. Then I heard another I Berret, SpAIr( ) and R. L. Ayne"" 8pA)2c.)
2-Turret Students, J. W. Green do anything to our spirit.
boom and I knew that no --- -- -- ---- - --- -
i and J. \V. Gerry; 3-Turret Students "Ju t for a laugh, though, after -
movie could be that realistic.
Sound effects are quite good, but these T T. Fleck; 4-TOO, 50 Link TrainersIn SPLflSHtSfflOmflOTTC: I the raid was over and thing
TEMB, TAP and TAT Divisions' ', secure again, we'! tuned In Tokyo
sounded too close for a movie.
J. E. pummel and II. L. Wood Use At CenterA Jt4_
"A couple of' the guys in the ward; 6-AE IB) Students, C. "She described the raid, and said

front rows stood up, for they heardit G.Elliott and J. W. Ileltzenrater; half hundred Link Trainersare : they'd sunk us. She said, 'At last

too, and some others yelled 6-Al' Students, V. A. Grubb and utilized at NATTC. we have sunk the mighty Blue
'Down in front,' but me and the Robert Muir. being Ghost.' That was us.
chief next to me scrammed out They're being used not to train I "Of course, after that, Rose
1--G. and CM Divisions, C. L. is often the but claimed to sink
of there but fast pilots as so case us a half dozen

"I'm not anti-social, but whenever Hoblltzell and C. W. Wright; 8TP. to train maintenance line men In more times, and she always called
X H S D and P Divisions
,
I the Blue
Dan Cupid's arrow has struck us Ghost. There must
I think something is going to D. J. Husbar and J. J. Buckley SM the upkeep of automatic pilots.
; in Bks. 51. Helen be 10 Blue Ghosts out there he
happen I like be by myself. There's and Y Divisions, Small Stores Every type of automatic pilot again Magee, concluded.It's ,
leas PhM3c, became the bride of Chief
confusion.
and Recreation Room T. A. Ham- used in naval aircraft is installed I
being Thurman Mr. a good name all right. Youcan't
Lloyd Friday night.
'?his chief and I went to
merstrom and G.
up A.
I McKenney;
in Link Trainers here for and Mrs. John Coppedge were the ever kill a ghost.
the fantail to see what If anything 10-W and CM Divisions, Officers'
the line maintenance train- attendants. i --' -
way gonlg on. There way Gym, L. O. Swaim and J. M. Culver rigid
plenty As noon an we got there, i' ; ll-AEMA( ) Ship's Company Ing program, and a few extras are 51 That is Lorraine new blond Luther MAA in SlcS Bks Comdr. Leroy Nagel]
),
they announced General Quar C D. Waddell; 13-AEMB( ) thrown in, such as the Propor- who Just arrived from Pencacola I Now
At
tern, and since our.( Q wa on I Students, F E. Deffinger and T. R. tional Bank Adaptor, Air Position Ask her to show her medals Dispensary

the fantail HP sort of jumped the McBain; 14-AEM(B) Students, Indicator, and automate Increased for swimming and you how she Comdr Leroy Burdett Nagtl,
gun. C O. Anderson and C W. Baggett. use of pilots in that beautiful jacknife.perfected I DC), USN, recently was welcomed -

"What happened was this. These the Navy's airplanes has brought aboard in the NATTC Dis-
two Bogeys had come down and i 15AEMB( ) Students A. W. about an increasing need for more I The softball team really stackedup pensary' coming here from a tour

for some reason picked one of our Herlihy and E. W. Huff; 1S-AEM maintenance of those ener y.sav- honors in the game versus the ''of duty with a U S. Naval Group

vessels to meet their Emperor on. (B) Students, W. B. Kilpela andJ. ing devices, and at NATTC hun WAVE officers with a score of in the Far East.
11. Nibert, 17--AEMB) Students Marine 10-8. Keep up the good work- The
When something like that hap dreds of men-Navy, dental officer reported here
realize how dOle i F. J. Schmidt and C Harden Army, and Chilians-are being that practice helps. as a lieutenant commander, but
pens
come you to whenever you ; 1&-.AEMB( ) Students, H. G. schooled in the mechanical make :May 18th called for a real cele- had scarcely: arrived -

you're out."There getting. yours Williams and E. A. Theirhause; 51 up of the pilots. bration for Marj'belle Knight, Lucille when a I
!
--WAVES, L. E. Lindsay and Lor- Hoben, Harriet Leander
One of the men aiding in the promotion"caught
we were, safe through raine Luther; 53AFC Students, of maintenance men is Frances Smith, Jo Lubben and
,.four months of raids and attacks I' A. O. Chattin; 54--WAVES, E. J. Albert training H. Patterson, Ch. Gunner. Mary Fogarty. Reason-the date him. Com up"with

more raids and then we're Scott and Ida Redmond; 55SKV USNR, who is by no'meaM a of their first year of' service in the mander Nagel,

watching a movie, comparatively I Students, M. Cogan and B. B. Ea- stranger to Link employees and WAVES. They all started in as who is residing f.
safe, when the Kamikazes pick just son; 57-Marines, R. B. Saxon and officials at Binghamton. Patterson boots at Hunter together. in Jacksonvillewith

one out of three ships. F J, Stagle; 58--Marines. J. A. was at the Binghamton plantin I i Scoops from here and there Mrs. Na-

"\*' > were only a quarter mile Brand and J. F Bodeck; 59-Marines September 1942 and was largely Lee and Layson strolling to the gel, is a grad

away, and we beard the explosion D. E. Miller and Fred Shaw; responsible, while in the service I movies; Redline humming "Oh uate of Ohio

and saw the fires for two 6o-AOMB) Students, F. Williams then of the Navy, for installing the Johnny"; Dawson, Kondracki and State University ''
hour For some unknown reason and J. E. Hartman and 61- first automatic pilot in a Link Wimbrow back from the beach- and practical l-

they attacked only the one AFC Students, M. L Walling and Trainer, demonstrating the vast lobster colored; Sessions and dentistry in uotntir. Nagel

fchip-and that wasn't ours." E. G. Payton. potentialities of using the Trainers Tiedeman headed for the swimming Marion, Ohio, before Joining the

The next day, Posan was relieved in automatic pilot development and i pool. Navy on 2 October, 1936. Since "
and training. For the next two and a i The Ships' Company Dance wasa
sent back to the States. He then he has had varied tour
wears the American Theatre rib half years he spent a considerablepart real success and the committee of For
"Turret Top"I duty. reasons of security
of his time in Binghamton, :
bon the Asiatic Pacific ribbon i deserves a word of credit for their his most recent tour requires military .
N. Y.-when he wasn't In Jacksonville fine work.
with three bronze stars and the
secrecy.
special Philippine liberation bar -aiding in the installing I The WAVES in Bks. 54 are in
of various automatic pilot modelsIn -"iI-
with two bronze stars. mourning over the loss of "Homer -
Trainers. ," Martha Capps' pet turtle. He "Is that a genuine bloodhound,
"You know, he concluded, "I Like other things mechanical or ?"
suffered from a severe case of sunburn Corporal
never did see the end of that pic- employing electronics manufac- and funeral services were i "Yes, '''r. Come over here,

ture 'Wing and a Prayer.: Noneof turers are always competing for held behind the barracks. Red Oscar, and bleed for the Colonel." ..

us did. Maybe I'll catch up top spot in the automatic pilot/ man sadly covered his remains

with." it somewhere in this country field, and as a result there are with. the first spoonful of dirt. Lowell Mass, enlisted In the Naval

several makes and models-all Finis Reserve in January of 1942 and
those which go Into Navy planes-
--- after completing recruit training
. :
A well dressed woman walked : I being utilized in the training. was sent here to the Aviation

into a bank-and glanced about her i Equipment in the Links includesthe RILEY PROMOTEDGerald Metalsmith School. He moved up,
S-3 and S-4 and the
with such a commanding air that Sperry F. Riley last week donned rate by rate, receiving his AMJc
the President of the Bank came I S-3 with Proportional Bank Adaptor the billed cap of a Chief Petty Of- In November of 1043.

out to wait on her I ; Jack and Heintz J-l pneuma- ficer after completing slightlymore Although he has passed all qual-
tic-hydraulic pilot; General Electric
"Is there anything I can do for i G-l electric-hydraulic pilot; than three years service in ifying tests for the metalsmith

you :Madam?" he inquired. ,C-l of' Minneapolis Honeywell; the Navy, and after successfully rate Chief RUey currently is attached .
passing required examinations for to the Investigation Office
"Tesahe said, fishing an envelope Pioneer's electrical electronic pilot
the rate, of Aviation Chief Meta of' NATTC having had considerable -
and slip of paper from an ; the Gyro Flux Gate compass; ,
alligator bag. "Sign here, please, like the way Top throws himself Pioneer's Air Position Indicator; smith. experience in that kind of
Western Union." into his work.. and Sperry's Attitude Gyro, Chief Riley, whose home is in work before entering the Navy. t



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", Twelve NATTC JAX AIR NEWS SECTION 24 May, 1945 .

I

Congratulations Order Fast Orlando Nine One Of ,

." I'

Four Foes On Raider Slate ;;

jTTCCI1ieirs4ee
r t ,
Bounding along at a fast I
: 7 to 6, but the Raiders rallied in wr
clip, the Air Raiders of their last time at bat to tally twice :
NATTC face a stiff uphill on hits by Second Baseman John- t :

pull next week when; with a ny Klllough and Outfielders Hal
iskl and Topmlller
decimated pitching c o r p s, !
Five Raiders got two blown ., '.
will the diamond
they -
occupy
each as! M. A. D. twirler SIf'tIt'raf\ ]
four times within five days. ski was rapped for IS blngles.

Letter to the editor: The feature game of the quartet They were Third Backer 1"t'8a.
"One of the outstanding featuresof will be played at the NATTC dia- vanto, First Baseman Dan l;' ra-
the match was the impartial mond Wednesday when the crack zan, 11 all ski, Topmlller and t
judging: of the bouts, an occurrence Orlando AFTAC nine Invades the Walker First Baseman Freeze ?
which is not universal" JAX AIR Center. Johnny Blttner former was the big stick man for M.
NEWS quote on sports page, 17 hurling ace of the Hollywood teamin A, 1), with a nifty four for four.
May, 1945 the Pacific Coast League, is ex- Third Baseman Deleefino' gathered
Dear Sir: pected to perform the mound two safeties

Was very much interested in the L chores for the Raiders againstthe While it was a tough loss forM
wonderful reporting job that your hard hitting Army club. The A, D., the fact that about half y
sports editor did on the fights be- tilt will start at 1700. of the players on the Raider squad "
tween Cherry Point and NATTC. Manager Midge Makeever's were Marines probably softened ;
Having been at Cherry Point at squad will open the four-game set the blow.
the time of the first bouts I would against the State Prison team at The seven-inning clash with A.
like to fill in on a few things that Raiford Sunday afternoon. Two and R was a replay of a latned-
v station league clashes round out
happened that your reporter failed out game. Lucas, Bowers and
to mention, either out of courtesy flT. the series with T-4 scheduled Tues- Crawford shared hurling duties for
for the Marines, or his sense of day and M, A D. next Thursday. the Raiders and held the Mainside
fair play would not let him print Both games will start at 1700 at club to seven hits, while their
the story. the NATTC field The locals hold
teammates were rapping Miller:
The were not 6 to 4 decision
Navy Fighters an early season over
and Brown for a dozen blows and
subjected to unfair decisionsat Halford
only the 8 to :5> decision Crawfordwas
the North Carolina base, but The recent return of Rlttner .,
received other insults unknown to I from leave will greatly bolster the winning tosser. l i
to the fistic game. When a Navy the Itallder mound staff, which The locals wrapped this one up
bo-cer was forced into a corner was hit hard when Paul Janik in the late inning too. The payoff t-
where the judges sat he was hit and Al Walker, both good right came in the last of the sixth .
over the head with coke bottles, handers! received traveling or- on a five-run splurge, the featureof 6
and crowbars that the judges had ders. which was a home run smash
hid under their seats Not only Walker put on his final mound I by Vic Teetsel, former Columbus *
this but the four ring posts were act for the Raiders last week' in and Toledo star. Pesavanto, Fera- ,t
electrically charged with 2000 zan, Killough and Catcher Berner
3 to 7
an triumph over the M A, D. I"
volts of current. If one of the nine. It was the Raiders' second had two hits each '

fearless Navy sluggers so much as victory of the week, coming after Last Thursday's tilt with the
touched a post the referee pusheda an 8 to :5 win over the A and R Marine Fighters of Mainside was ,l '
hidden button which turned on Lt. Wesley Miller, right, receives the congratulation of Hud club, and gave the NATTC outfit rained out The Raiders were .
the electric current, thereby severely Lenham, pAlr following their match last! week for the NATTC its fifth straight victory and a slated to meet the Waycross Army .' .
shocking the gallant sailor ('hajpplonship, which Miller won, 6-2, 61. record of 5 and 0 in the all-station nine there yesterday and the A.
Later investigation provedthat ------
-- ----- -
-- ---- -- and R. club Tuesday.
there was ground glass in league
CROWNED NET CHAMP Walker tossed the last innings .
the sailors buckets and sulphii.ric WES MILLER eight -- _+-- l."
arid had been poured In their of the game, allowing the As one Navy craft sailed out '
drinking water. From a source I WITH VICTORY OVER BUD LENHAM Marines eight hits and five runs. into the English Channel on the
which we are not allowed to Outfielder Charlie Woddail, the I eve of D-day'the skipper called
mention we have been Informed ------ --- -- --I Lt. Wesley :Miller a sure hitting, Gawja boy who used to belt the I the crew together and delivered a
that the two judges' were paid BOXERS AWAIT courtwise veteran, is the tennis pill for Atlanta Crackers, openedon lecture on rear.
J, five thousand dollars on each champion of NATTtMiller the hill for the Raiders, but retired "
decision that favored the Marines. MATCH REPLIESNATTC whose game apparently!; in favor of Walker after "Fear, he said, "is a'ery

,. The referee had a ten Team is backin suffered little during his 20 monthsof yielding two runs on a hit and an healthy thing'A
thousand dollar bet on the Boxing sea duty, easily defeated Bud error. yeoman spoke up.
B>'rPIlt'.... These, and other similar a familiar groove again-a sit. Lenham last Friday, 6-2, 6-1, in It was a tight game all the way. I "Cap'n," he said, ")'OU are looking '
reasons were the only thing uation comparable to that of a the championship playoff betweenthe I The Marines pushed over a run in I at the healthiest sailor in the
that prevented the fighting sail hunter who is having difficulty winners in the officers' and the first of the ninth to go ahead United States Navy ", '
the Leath- locating any big game. ._
ors from dpdsloning enlisted men's meets. ---- -- ---- --- ----- -- --- -- --- --------
ernetUs In their first meeting. The crack navy team has challenges The stocky AEM School officer
For tuntely though, when the out now to three highly used his strong net game to full \\-H Scene At NAiT.N. I
bouts were held at NATTC pro- regarded service outfits Follow- advantage to outstroke Lenham, .rna .._
visions had been made in advanceto ing the challenge sent to Miami formerly an instructor at clubs in
insure fairness for both sides. navy immediately after the bout Pennsylvania and assistant to E.
Each judge was required to weara here with Cherry Point, 10 May, J. Faulkner, one time Davis Cup;
halo over his head, as was the I which ended in a 3-3 draw, additional coach. The match actually lasted
referee. All three were thoroughly I requests for bouts were sent two days, starting Thursday when
investigated by Dun and Brad- to Portsmouth Navy in Virginiaand rain forced a halt with :Miller lead-
street, and each wore the approvalof Memphis NATTC. Local officials ing 5-2, and winding up Friday
Good Housekeeping. Before now are awaiting replies from Miller, who hails from Arcola
each decision they were subjectedto the three stations. Miss., also won a share of the dou- ,
lie detector test, and
as an
a
Since last December local fighters bles crown the previous week when
took the
extra they
precaution have won four matches, lost he teamed with Lt. Joe Whitson to
oath of allegiance, before givingthe
nod to either contestant. one and tied one in a schedule that defeat Lenham and Jack Siveter, .
of 6-2 7-5: in the doubles playoff.
Therefore it is simple for anyoneto was curtailed by a shortage
see that the "outstanding feature available opponents. ---- -
of the match held two weeks ---:1----- SOFTBALL TEAMS '

ago was the impartial judging The CO and his aide were walk-
the bouts, an occurence which is ing down the street. They met OPEN LOOP PLAY

not universal. many seamen and each time the One-sided scores, for the most J
P.S I don't think you'll print CO saluted, he muttered, "The part, featured the opening of
this, but I dare you to. same to you." NATTC's summer season of soft- '
Sergeant Art Buchwald "Why do you always say that*" ball play last week as teams in + I II
USMC, MAD. asked his aide. the several leagues got play under
Nyah. Nyah,-We dared to printit I "1 was a seaman once and I way. From now on through most
"
; we dared to print it. know what they're thinking! of the summer softball players and
fans will find plenty of game;
scheduled each week-several al- :<
most every day.
Last Thursday, Bks 53 trimmedBks
60, 8-3. Landry hurled for '.1
the winners while McCullough and
Poree did the catching. Burrell
and Harris tossed for the losers,, I 2
and Dietz and Delinski were be-
hind the plate. ,
Bks 6 took the toll of Bks 61,
12-4 Raven tossed for the win-

ners, caught by Mann, and Bagin
had credit for the loss with Sell- -
now catching. :tt ? Jiw
In the closest game of the day-
and the week-Bks 2 trimmed Bks
5, 12-11. Vandemost pitched for r
the: victors and was caught by
Stockhouse; Severns is credited
-,1--- with the loss, with Hicks catching,
All were School League games.
I Friday Bks 16 of the AEM
League took the count of Bks 17 >
16-3, with Tappe logged in the
winning pitcher's column and ia:
Worth catching. Two men hurled I
for the losing Bks 17, Smith and ,
"Joehn. and Harlan caught. In the
final AEM tilt, Bks 18 won over r .'
Bks 15 16-6. (
----'- f-- I
WAVE: My crate last night
asked me to marry him and make
him happy. I No, not Hollywood Ktarlet*-jut n trio of M/illO 1vAVn1'sgetting .
Ditto: Well, which did you decide in their required "happy hour" at one of the (1f'ntt'r'ttwiRl-
to do 1"Listen tiling |M)t>l and probably taking time out to pits around a little of
the latest I'uttll"huttV A\'. S have ute. of the swimming. pool for
you, if the captain ever recreation and swimming Instruction from 1200 to 1300 and from
aught you call that deck a floor, 1500 to 1600. ,The lovelies' from the Personnel Department are, left
J e'd throw you right out that little\ to right! Imogen" Presley, V3r; Snow Kevtn, SlfY), and Natalie

"Well, you know the laundry situation'" round window" Wimhrow, y. c.Page .

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