Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: July 29, 1954
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville -- Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Coordinates: 30.235833 x -81.680556 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
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Home of Commander Naval Air Bases, Sixth Naval District; Commander Fie et Air Jacksonville; Fleet Air Wins 11; Naval Air Technical Training Center

12 Years Of Service

Warm GreetingsFor 0

Reserves At Waves Schedule Program

French MoroccoJacksonville's To Celebrate Anniversary

Reserve Patrol ,

Squadron 741 has arrived in Port I a. ','f' (Picture on Tag 3))

Lyautey, French Morocco i More than 200 Waves from the Naval Air Station,

The 90 officers and men who gCw' ad Naval Air Technical Training Command, the Naval }

last Saturday took the air at I and Fleet Air Jacksonville will observe the 12th birthday

noon from NARTU's ramp were ) V their organization this Friday July 30-

given a warm welcome Monday J Vr :: tL The big anniversary celebration
will form in Mainside
morning at Port Lyautey by Capt. r will be staged Saturday, however,
C II. Dubord, commander of naval to receive guests invited to(
with invitations issued to all reserve
activities at the French Moroccan formal tea and birthday cake c.
Waves, officers and enlist.

port. French officials and a l t+ j4 ed, within a radius of 250 miles. ling
their aides.Following. )j l '4la Capt. John S. Thach,
Lcdr. Sybil Grant, assistant director -
ing officer of the Naval Air
welcoming ceremonies a of personnel, Sixth Naval District -
tion, will act as host for the
and servicing of the aircraft, headquarters, Charleston, S.
casion, and will introduce () ,
squadron personnel left for sight. + : C., has been invited to partici
commandingoCCIcers and
seeing In Rabat, capital of French
pate.Miss guests. Paul Broome, member
Morocco. Tuesday, the squadronleft Grant will be officially .
the Naval Affairs Committee
for Lisbon Portugal, and welcomed by Lt Elsie I Hanson,
from there will visits to 1-S'_' __ ';;'i.7."X Jlt' _n'jj' -_ ,* ws:. the Jacksonville Chamber of
pay senior Wave officer here, duringthe
Athens, Malta, Istanbul, Naples, FAMILY FAREWELL- Just before Patrol Squadron 741, of opening 1030 brunch in the merce, will read the official

London and Marseilles, before the Naval Air Reserve Training Unit, took to the air last Satur- NATTCenter Mess Hall. In her lamation, signed by Mayor
day on its 16,000 miles overseas training trek, families, friends and don Burns, designating the day
completing the 16,000 mile foreign address to the Waves, Miss Grant
weli-wbhers fathered to bid crew members goodbye. The scene "Waves Day".
training cruise. above was strict IF an all family farewell with (left to right) Jim will stress the importance of work

rSaturday's McClelland Jr., AN, embracing his mother, as his father, J. "Jeff" done by women in the Navy Cake Cutting Ceremony
"send-off" gathering F. McClelland, kisses his mother Mrs. James F, McClelland: Sr. All Broadcast ProgramThe Immediately after, Capt. '1111
ate from Jacksonville except Mrs. McClelland Sr., whose home
will officiate at the
attended not families birthday

was only by
in Sanford. morning program, which i
friends and special invited will be broadcast between 1100 cutting, assisted by Miss

guests of the.men, but also by and 1130 over WJAX, will Includea and Miss Hanson. Open

top-ranking Navy Officers Including Bear Adm. Perry Takes Wave chorus, singing favorite will be held at Waves

Vice A dm. Austin K. Doyle, Navy songs accompanied by the 723 from 1700 to 1800.

Chief of Naval Air Training; Rear An evening picnic will wind
Navy band. Ensign Rose Coleman -

Adm. Daniel V. Gallery, Jr., Chiefof Reins of Fleet Air JUK will direct .the chorus the all-day affair, although 2)l

Naval Air Reserve Training; With early afternoon hours set ing Waves who wish to

Capt. John S. Thach, NAS commanding aside for reunions and getting ac. overnight will find ample

officer, and Mayor Hay- Personnel at Fleet Air Jacksonville met their new boss, Rear quainted, nothing is scheduled until dations, with! a light Sun d

Adm. John for the first time Monday morning. morning breakfast
don Burns, of Jacksonville Perry, 1600 when a reception line !)

Before the Neptune patrol l During formal ceremonies held composed of Waves on active duty I church services.It .
joys with the civilians here. I Intend that
bombers became airborne, Cajt. at the NAS parade grounds the representing all local commands, was reluctantly:
John L. Counihan, NARTU commending to do everything within my authorized 12 years ago, when
admiral assumed duty as Commander '
officer, presided at fare power to keep that spirit alive." United States was embroiled
well ceremonies. He reminded the i Fleet Air, Jacksonville Equipment Left At the chaos of World War II,
Jle also stated that ht was very
group that another important from acting I commander, Capt. NAS Hobby Shop enlistment of "Women

event in Naval Aviation history Theodore O. Dahl, who U the commander much impressed with the appearance '(Please Turn to Page 3, Col. )

took place exactly thirtyfiveyears I of Fleet Air Wing 11,- of the base Must Be Claimed

ago the start of the Arriving at the parade groundsin Personnel aboard the station Bonus Pay Give.Green

"round-the-world" cruise by the his two-star Navy sedan, Ad. Following the admiral's addressthe who have gear such as

NC-4, a single-engined type sea. miral Perry was piped throughsix boats, engine parts, and other
station's saluting battery fireda Me.To
materials at the Hob
plane. side boys, made a quick Inspection ,
Capt. Counlhan, who accompanied of the Marine honor 13-gun salute in honor of the by Shop are requested to claimor

the unit in an USD Transportwith guard, and then .strode hurriedly new Fleet Air Jacksonville com Identify their property before Get BenefitsThe

members of his staff, emphasized to the speaker's platform. mandant, Aug. 6. Reenlistment Bonus

'Today has a double Those who do not wish to
S a aMore Among many civilian and military has been passed.
significance. This training cruise remove property from the premises -
than 1,504 fleet personnel dignitaries who attended the It has become Public Law
for these' Reservists will take must tag gear with I
had "assembled to hoar the admiral Impressive change of .command ber 509.
the planes over virtually the same I name, rater service number and
read his orders directinghim : were William 8. Johnson, executive The new formula pays most
route traveled by the NC-4, but I the organization to which they
I to duty her, vie -president of Jackson the first reenliitment, and
they will travel more directly and are attached.
I Commenting on the civilian-mil ville' Chamber of Commerce, and bonus to the grade held.
in much less time. Equipment that has been left
I itary relations in the Jacksonvillearea Rear Adm. Hebtr H. McLean, In its passage through
a a at the shop for mote than 30
: Admiral Perry said, "I am Commandant of the Sixth Naval gress, it was virtually '
Admiral Doyle stressed that thetraining days will bt removed after
particularly pleased with the excellent District, with 1 headquarters in I However, despite *
cruise, the first of its Aug. 6.
relationship the Navy en Charleston.S. C. comment that It was one of
kind ever scheduled, would prove '
"cleanest" major bills to '
many valuable things'for the
on the Hill in some time, it
backbone of naval aviation. "You .
:- '- still present some questions
carry with you the admiration and ; : r :: fi .
respect of all the Navy," he told settle.to eligibility' for the lawyers>>

the departing squadron members,
Basically, any enlisted 01
all of them Jacksonville business

and professional men, under the uMYPSaK ,. {0. .': ...k. a aJ E 3i oYwS separated any time after' a
a' 90 days prior to July 16,
command (of Comdr, Charles W.
Rogers. and reenlisting within 90 days

ter separation, and after July
High praise was also paid the
1931: is eligible for the new
crews by Admiral Gallery and
nus-unless he chooses the old.
Capt. Thach, who revealed that
today the Reservists looked as
much like the Fleet as the Fleet The law may require some
itself. uring to determine which

is better, for men '
Mayor Burns, an inactive Reservist
I listment Not only is there
expressed the pride the
choice between the new
(Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5)
I and the old $10, $90 $160, $ (

WEATHER OUTLOOK I and $360 allowances, but

small group which had the
Friday:.Cloudy, with showersand of the pre-1949 enlistment

thundershowers. I ance still retains that option.

Saturday Becoming partly' The new bonus is based \

cloudy with scattered afternoon ASSUMES COM\IAND-1\fore! than 1,500 Fleet Air Jacksonville officers and men assembledon the base pay received at t
and evening showers. the parade grounds at NAS Jacksonville Monday morning to witness Hear Adm. John Perry I time of discharge. Thus
Sunday-Partly cloudy and hot (standing at microphone) read orders directing him to duty as Commander Fleet Air Jacksonville.! a
The Admiral later paid tribute to the citizens of Jacksonville and to the Naval Air Station Many terminating a four-year hitch
with widely scattered showers. military and civilian dignitaries' attended the impressive ceremony. (Please Turn to Page 2, Col. )

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Two JAX AIR NEWS 29 July, 1954

& Four Win School l
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> : CIt. i

.. : .J11.U-Ff\I, \Jr" Honor AwardsAt
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11-:: :' PubARhed every Thursday for Navy' ana Marine. ,etlfUts at Naval JUrItatlon. 'NATTCenter tY
, Jacksonville, ri& L
1US, jMkMtlU '
, rapt:' John S. ThACh .......................... ..... ......-....:_.. ...__._ Commanding. Officer Four Naval Air: Technical l
t Comdr. John D;.Dlltt' ,.. -..;.*:ncuUv.Olttcer
Training Center students have
FUel Air l.tl..W.Jear
1 Mm. John Perry .. ...... ........._.................._..... .......Commander won honor awards for: high scho-
Cajpt Richard 0. Greene ____..,_:_ .Chief of Staff lastic
Fleet Air Wl Lg U.T.B ; ratings. <
Capt. Theodore Dahl _.... .Commander Marine Pfc. Nicholas E. Evan, *
f Comdr Frank. D ,lleyer jChe Staff Officer.
Naval Air TeohftUftl 'l'ralaJar 1'.... Excelsior, Minn., was graduatedat

Comdr..David, HcCunpbell R. Bartlett._ .'. Command Executive Officer Officer the' head of his, class of 159

Xtril He.,ltal at Airman Preparatory School. .rSEPARATE
CpU Edward S. Lowe ..:_:_r..w... t. .CommandingOMcer. He maintained an average of 92.01 s 1 "ry.
Capt. L. A. Newton ExecutSV. Officer
IABT 0 over the eight week course in i
Capt. John L. Counlhan.. ,.. Commanding Officer
Comdr.: C. Gray Strum ___ '.yecutiOftlcer: basic aviation skills. A former
student at ,the University of
The JAX AIR NEWS is published weekly at the U.- S. Naval Air Station
tfactuonvtllt. Florida, and printed commercially with lIon-a prpdated fund Minn., Evan is now attending AT
at no expense in the government and In compliance: with NAVEXOS P-S3 13ev.Nov. School. at Memphis, Tenn.
1Mb.. Copies are attributed free of charge at DM Naval Air Station the
Manl Air Technical Training Center,&.:Naval Air Reserve Training Unit, Naval At Aviation Ordnanceman
Air Station Cecil: Field and the U. a. Naval Uoipiuu
School, Class A Tucker
: ,
Editor Andrew H.
Acting Editor-Helen Harper- orb Jodltor-Gordon Planey. Robbie, J03; Clrcu-. ROAN, a veteran of the light """ ." ...........
Iation Dltsrlbutlon-Chuck! Paul, AO3 Irene Craae SN. '
carrier USS Bataan ASW and Fiscal long
on duty DEPARTMENT-Supply operating -
The JAX AIR NEWS U'a member the Armed Forces Press Service.
:AITS material appearing In this publication may not be reprinted without off Japan and Okinawa In 1952, as one department, were successfully separated July 1, with
the written permission of Armed Forces.Frees Service. RepubucaUon of other Comdr. Ralph L. Shepard (left) as head of the new Fiscal unit.
matter, except by in vice publications. ]I. prohibited without permission of was honor student. Tucker came Yesterday heed over his duties to Lcdr. George It. Brickley
Editor: .Editorial'officei JAX AIR VEW8.located Main Administration, .- Building..' Phone extensIons here from 'Composite Squadron (standing), who, gets a briefing from his predecessor and Philip
1184, 216 End 8164. 37,. now stationed at NAS, Los D. Myers, deputy comptroller
Alamitos Calif. He has been
assigned -

J"-. : Bonus, Bill4Contlnued to duty at NAS, San PAY BOOST GETS Lcdr. Brickley To

.., J piego; With ASRON 37.
; '
> from Page) FURTHER STUDY
** Selected as "Most Military" at Direct Work Of
; urea his pay from the overwo- the monthly inspection of the Secretary of Defense CharlesE.

; years and less-than-four' bracket commanding officer at NATTCenter ., Wilson believes that fur- New Fiscal Unit

xi. since he had not yet received the two months ago, Clifton Tay- ther study' of the Military pay

over-four pay.: lor, ,AE3 was graduated as hon- raise is necessary before De- Lcdr. George R Brickley, former -

,For first reenlistment, a full or student from: Aviation Elec- fense could recommend action.In supply officer aboard the carrier -

month's such basic. pay is paid{ trician's Mate School Class A. the meantime, however, USS Palau, arrived at the

for each year .of the new enlistment Taylor, who enlisted in the Navy moving through Congress, with Naval Air Station just in time

except that a ,man Enlisting in 1952, came here from Naval pretty good chances for pas- to assume command of the newly

w I IMajor as an E-1 can get only 20 Air Facility at Litchfleld Park, sage before final adjournment, established Fiscal Department, divorced -

."* ;,'.<:.' ':v."v.W.J.t: ,,,,:...._,,_':::l''. day's pay for each year. For a Ariz. He has been assigned to are five percent civil service July 1 from the Supply
second reenlistment, 20 day payor NAS, Marimar, Calif., with VF- and postal employee pay Increases Department with which Heretofore -
David Foos ire
two-thirds of a month's bas- 143. and a five percent com- it has held joint status.

ic pay is payable for each year Around Naval aviation since pensation Increase for veterans. Lcdr. Brickley relieved Comdr.
Major Foos Gets signed for. fa-Is and E-2s reenlisting Ralph L. Shepard who departed
April 1951, fchorUy: after he Joinedthe
cannot get this bonus. I yesterday for duty as supply officer -
tender USS Chloris for thana
Navy, Robert Casee!!, AKAN, more
of the USS Midway at Norfolk -
Billet As Station and at Argentia, N. F. .
year .
For a third reenlistment, ten was honor student at Aviation Va.Separation.

days' basic pay is payable for Storekeeper School Class A. Cas- He has been assigned to duty of Fiscal from Supply -

Security OfficerIn each year of the new hitch. A man sell served aboard the seaplane aboard the USS Kearsarge. was ordered by the Bureau
still an E-3 or lower after this I of Aeronautics because of the

informal ceremonies Monday, much service does not get the heavy increase in fiscal mattersat

Major: David Poos, Jr., relieved bonus. For a fourth and subse- large air stations. Similarly!

Lt Col. Paul S. TreiJ.el! as com- quent reenlistment, 5 day's pay- affected were naval stations at
one-sixth of month's basic Alarneda Calif. North Island
manding officer of the Marine I a payis ; ,
payable for each year of the Calif.; Corpus Christi, Texas;
Barracks, and as Security Officer -
new hitch. Again E-3s and be- aA at {'. Norfolk, Va.; Quonset Point, R.
of the Naval Air Station.
low are excluded. I., and Pensacola, Fla.
Major Foos conies here from This formula, it was pointed out, The volume of work handled

duty as officer-ln-charge, Marine is generally better for a man reenlisting by the NAS Jax Fiscal Depart-

Recruiting Office, St. Louis, Mo., the first or second time. ment involves accounts for gov-

while Colonel Treitel has been Men of longer service may fare .. ernment funds in the amount of

ordered to Staff, Commander better under the old law. Although y 53 million dollars annually. Ac-

Seventh Fleet in the Far East much of the eligibility under this ,, counts are kept for NAAS Sanford -

aboard the heavy cruiser USS law follows the same lines as that ; the Orlando Underwater Research -

St. Paul.A for the previous bonus, a few men \ : Sound Laboratory; the Na-
native of Denver, Colo., Major may have to wait policy rulings : ) ;,4L val Air Reserve Training Unit;

Foos enlisted in the Marine where their cases do not exactlyfall <1 !1 Preventive Medicine, Unit No. I;
Corps in 1939 at the age of 18. in line. the Navy Fuel Depot; Commander -

In January 1942, as a master Naval Air Bases, Sixth Na-

technical sergeant, Major F 005 Men who collected \the! pre-1949 7 val District; the Area Wage and

was sent to the Pacific area reenlistment allowance instead of '. Classification Office; and fleet

where he participatedin the invasion a bonus for one reenlistment may y. :t .;f.J:: units under Commander Fleet Air

of Guadalcanal and Tarawa.In be ,glad they did, as' the law says Jacksonville.The .

September of that year he wona that in figuring the new bonus, ; Fiscal officer also acts a"

field commission to second lieu- only enlistments for which a "re- -s-i-------_ ....__..,___Jt L Comptroller, responsible for all
tenant. enlistment bonus" was paid will LEARN BURNING-Effect of burning on metals shown by allotment accounting of Station
Mechanic Michael Tufarella in
Chief Aviation Structural
be counted. This, officials who Navy funds. check deductions for
say ,
stateside Foos pay
Returning Major Airman Preparatory School Metalsmith rate shop at the Naval --- -- ---
attended the Armored Force worked up the new bonus .plan, Air Technical Training Center. He is demonstrating the use of a Federal Savings bonds, and for

School at Fort:Knox, Ky., and in does not include the allowances. cutting torch to Pfc. Anthony Brandolini (left) and Pfc. Phillip the computation of all salaries
'4ActiveDuty. C Brown (right).
September 1944 j joined the Sixth and wage scales. About 36,000

Marine Division for the invasion ContractsTo pay checks are issued every monthto

of Okinawa and the occupation Be Issued AnnuallyPlans Students Given Classroom Look At' civilian and military personnel. -

of Japan. to continue the active Rate .
Tn 1946 he again returned, : to duty agreement program for Naval Trades Found In Metalsmith

t the states for duty at Quantico, Reserve officers on an annual : Warm GreetingsContinued
Fourteen civilian trades whichgo
Va., and with the Second Marine basis, have been revealed. working, machining, riveting, met
Division at Camp Lejuene, N. C. Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice- to make up a Naval Aviation allurgy, hydraulics, plastics, andfabrics ( from Page 1))
rating as a metalsmith are ex- and rub- people of Jacksonville felt about
The Korean conflict took him Adm. James L. Holloway stated control rigging
back to the Pacific in July 1051, that a BuPers board 'to recommend plained in the Metalsmith Rate ber. the men who will represent good

where he was attached the reserVe officers for active Shop of Airman Preparatory Explained are metals_ and fabrics will ambassadors for the United

First Marine Division and took -agreements, will be convened School at the Naval Air Technical making up a plane's struc- States and the Navy.

fart, in three campaigns. lie about April'of each year, and that Training Center. ture and fuselage, basic stresses Prior to the departure the

wears the Bronze Star and many the board will recommend con- The five-hour course, designedto applied to an aircraft in flight, Navy band played, and Miss
Marines, Waves and to self-sealing Janet Priest, Miss Duval Countyof
ether commendation ribbons and tracts of one to five years. acquaint rubber as applied
citations. Reserve officers seeking such Women Marines Airman School fuel cells, basic hydraulics and 1954, was escorted down the
with the metalsmith rating, is flight .controls. muster line of the plane crews
contracts should submit their
In addition to normal duties applications !
traffic court officer, I to the Chief of Naval part of the eight-week Instruc- Upon completion of the airman where she shook hands with the

Including and warden, and Personnel between Jan. 1 and tion in the fundamentals of Naval course those interested In fur- pilots. An escort squadron of
fishing game
for metalsmith NARTU Corsairs took to the air
aviation. ther qualifying a
Security officer for ComNab Six, March 1. A BuPers notice will
Colonel Treitel served as general be issued annually requesting the Among the 14 civilian trades included rating attend Aviation Structura in a farewell salute.It .
Mechanic School Class A for H was pointed out that this
ehariman of the 1953 Navy Car- submission of applications. It will in ,a Navy
weeks at the Naval Air Technical endeavor will serve to determine
and the are estimating,
nival for Charity, and on the also tell the categories
aluminum layout and fabrication, Training Center, in Memphis, whether more overseas training
JacksonvlNe-DiivPl 1 County Safety grades of officers from whom applications ,
Council, are particularly! ilesireO. welding, .rll ntlnr,' r1ntlnrool' | Ternewee. for .Reservists! is tflu5Ib'e.Page .



29 July, 1954 JAX AIR NEWS Page Thieo, .

Waves' Schedule. \ ---- --- L T-;;: !

(Continued from Page .1)
for Volunteer Emergency Servo '
ice." -

From all walks of life, women '
"turned to" and joined the ranks : :

cf the rapidly expanding organization 4 t* _
known as the Waves. The
lawmakers of the .land need not
have worried about the success of i iN

the program, for before World
War II ended, more than 100,600) 'j1h
: .
women had served on active duty ', '*
with the Navy, performing 450
different wartime' Jobs In hundreds -
of continental shore activities -
and in Hawaii

During World War II, all Waves K4 ) ..M a r K v fi
were Reservists; 'and it was riot

Until 1948, with the passage of
the Women's Armed: Services In-

tegration Act, that they becamea

part of the Regular Navy.. .

Although the "women in blue"

serve in virtually 'every capacityof
duty In the Navy; they are pro-
hibited by law from serving in

aircraft on combat missions, on

shipboard, except on hospital and
transport ships, and in those rat

ings which require considerable 55 ________ 4 'th3
physical strength. ________
Many at JacksonvilleHere ________

at Jacksonville, a total of

238 Waves fill a variety. billets.
Of that number, 131 are attachedto
the Naval Air Station, under
Miss Hanson, and 82 are under
the supervision of Lt. (jg) Doro-

thy Wagner at the Naval Air i

Technical Training Center, 44 in t
Ship's Company, 30 are studentsin
ANP( ) School, and eight are in .
AK School. ;
Others serve at the Naval Hos- .

pital and with Fleet Air Jacksonville ....
The committee in charge of Saturday's FILL MANY III1.LETS-Varlety keynotes duties carried out by Waves based at Jacksonville. (Top left) Leading photographer,
Maxine tAhrens, PII3, stands by to make a portrait. (Top renter) Ruby Hutcheson, JIN, a records clerk at the Naval Hospital, receives -
activities includes: Miss a call concerning a patient's condition. (Top right) Patricia Ballzet, UN, sick-call corpsman for Waves at the NAS Infirmary,
Hanson, Miss Wagner, Ensign I prepares an injection. (Left center) Betty Rice ,SN, a draftsman In NATTCenter's Art Shop, works on a drawing: board plan. (Center)
Mary Anderson, Martha Lou Led by Lt. (Ur) Dorothy Wagner, at extreme right NATTCenter Waves pass in review during Captain's Personnel Inspection.
HN Weeks (Right center) Barbara Philips, AN, 'reservation clerk in Fleet Logistics office of NAS Operations, passes a call for a ofll< Standridge, ; Phyllis over the PA system. (Bottom left) Artus Person. TE3, of NAS Communications, checks traffic records Bottom center) Joyce
DN; Flora Brooks, HM1; Margaret Haynes, left, and Shirley Miller, AA's, at NATTCenter, check stock parts in Supply and Operations phase of AK School. (Bottom
Lawlor, THAN; Judith Dirksen, right) Mary Anne Roehm, SN, checks liberty and leave chits of Inspection Division of the NAS Overhaul and Repair department.

SN; Freda Hodgdon, PNSN; Mar-
garet O'Neill, SKC; Phyllis Bowers SAFETYBox
'Teamwork' Off In
YNl; Virginia Rondinelli, Pays Gunnery

YNC; Charlotte Berger, SA; and Score
Mary Martin, SKI. Scores For Fleet Air SquadronsFleet
Disabling! Injuries Through
Tuesday, 21 Air Jacksonville squadrons
sharpshooting Fleet Air Jackson- SALTY HUMOR FROM
ManyReceive Tills!! Month 0 have the hottest aerial
ville pilots is Lcdr. John B. Stet- HERE AND THERESally
This Year 8 marksmen in the 'entire Atlantic

Instruction In Days Since Last Fleet and the records proveit. son, ComFairJax Staff gunnery : "My sailor sweetheartwho

Lost-Time Accident 28 training officer. was a politician before he

Water GIRGABOAMJuly Six different squadrons have e joined the Navy says he is goingto
SafetyA Safety Slogan"It's shattered Atlantic Fleet Air I Reporting to the staff four refuse to make up his bed.

:30-hour advanced course of Better to Be Dead Force gunnery, rocketry, and months ago, on temporary addi- I'm worried."
water safety instruction is being bombing records during the last! Auntie it. You know
: "Forget
Sure, Than Sure Dead tional duty, Lcdr. Stetson soon :
conducted in Price Natatorium at three months competitive exer- politicians always make up their
Remember this slogan-Itmeant initiated and dif-
a new entirely
cises at Guantanamo Cuba.
the Naval Air Technical Training Bay, own filink."
Center by Richard BraCewell, director money One man reeponslbfe for theN..a.n ferent program for training pilotsto *

of water safety for the shoot. The watchword w.a s Angry Pa: "What do you mean

Duval County Chapter of the "teamwork." by bringing my daughter in at
American Red Cross. this hour of the morning?"
t Movie film was used to record
Among the 25 participants in
Marine "I have to be back
: at
the and the
the advanced shooting assess re-
course are represen- '
the station by eight.
tatives from the public schools sults ,of a filing run. Lectureswere .
;: ::
;: ii
summer recreation program, Naval given on exact procedures First Sailor: "Where have you

Air,Station, Naval Air Tech- f .R and more precise methods of determining been all this time?"
nical Training Center, Jacksonville -
the results. A regular Second Sailor: "I w\s in a tele-
Beach and Cecil Field. i
The course includes instructionin J il l flying pattern was Introduced- phone booth talking to a girl; but

giving swimming lessons, junior 1 1t each plane having a definite position a soldier wanted to use the phone
and senior life-saving course, in the pattern of attack) and we had to get out."
fundamentals of coaching and *
Sailor: "Gosh, you say ;you've,
safety precautions. Donning flight gear, Lcdr. Stet-
never been out with sailor!
.h son flew hop after hop with vari-
Rehash Incentives ous Fleet Air Jacksonville squadron Swell!" Where will I. meet you, .
pilots striving 'for one goal- baby
Plan For Military accuracy and perfection. "Be a Girl: "Meet me at 2100 on the
starboard side of pier 7."
tiger seeking its Lcdr.
A plan to'extend civilian ca&h- prey,
awards-for-suggestlons programto Stetson would remind each pilot d" *
military personnel was broughtout a as he readied himself for another New" Guard: "Halt! Who goes

of mothballs last week, but run on the target sleeve. After there?
too late for any action this year. long hours in the air as well as Voice-in-the-Dark] : "Officer[ of

Nextt year may be the time for in lecture rooms his program be- the Day,"

the idea, which has previously 'N".,..>, "n ... ._, ......__.WPALA... .'m> gan showing dividends. One record Guard:. "What are you doing
failed to gain all-service approval. SETS NEW RECORD-Kneeling on the banner target that he was smashed-then another, out at night?"
It is again under study by the punctured with 121 shots out of a possible 150 during the latest With the program well Inte- a aSA
services, however and is now competitive exercises at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is the new At- into the ComFairJax train : "Why are !
lantic Fleet Air.Force gunnery champion, Lt. (Jg) Sam T. Martin grated you moaning angroanlng1" \
.. given better odds in light of the (foreground) of Fighter Squadron 22. Ills phenonemal 80.7 per- ing syllabus, Lcdr. Stetson turned
push for personnel improvements. cent average erased the old AirLant record of 78.4'ptrcent at 15- the, reins over to Lcdr. Julian SN:' "I've been sending my girl
Pentagon sources sentimentsare 004 feet and earned for "Sharpshootln Sammy" a highly-coveted Arnold Jr.
say new gunnery train two letters a day ever since I
Navy gunnery "E". His squadron crewmen are (left to right)
running in favor of a services'incentive !
Jay D. Koehler, AOI; Lester!' .B. Russell, AOC, and John E. Prlnty, ing officer, and reported to the enlisted and now she's gone 'and
prngram AOL Naval War College. Newport, R.'I. I married the postman" .



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Beaver Softball Launch 6NDSoftball

Squad Records

Baseball Triumph ir- Play

Fasron 109's softball nine turnedto

the hardball sport last week 0 At Pensacola

and successfully defended its

ComFalr Jax Baseball Tourney yr t I3' "
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d ,
championship by sweeping a two- 1 N i From a two-week tryout; camp

game series from Fasron Six at t p J MAc here, selections have been made

Mason Field. w which provide Jax Navy with a

After riding to a 15-6: conquestin nourishing-looking meal ticket for

the, opener behind the steady' the Sixth Naval District Softball

hurling of Earl Shaler, the Beavers Tournament at NAS Penaacola.

closed out the two-entry tour- Head coach Matt Kurllich and

ney with a 7-3 decision. assistants Clobie Canterbury and

NICK ritOSCIA, Gene Clifford Bill Goodaon have uniformed 17opname

and Shaler led the victors at the players from all slJtlon \-

plate in the first game. Bill Emerson commands to launch double-

started! on the hill for Fas- elimination play Aug. 2.

ron Six, being relieved by Ed Memphis Defend

Brown in the seventh. t ? c On hand at Pensacola to challenge -

Holdinga 3.2 lead entering the defending champion Memphis -

eighth inning of the second game, will be host nine, Jax Navy,

Fasron Six came a cropper of the COMFAIR JAX BASEBALL KINGS-Lt. David A. Barksdale, ComFalr Jax Public Information Memphis[ Naval Hospital, Jan

jitters and allowed the Beavers Officer, presents the ComFair Jan baseball trophy (Co Fasron 109 roach Ed Connell after the Navy Hospital i I. Green Cove

to tally three times in that frame Heavers held a successful defense of the Fleet Air Jar baseball crown. Looking on are Comdr Roland Springs, Cecil Field, Charleston
and two in the ninth. L. Hastrleter, Fasron 109 commanding officer (left) and Lcdr. W. C, Ilartmann, executive Navy and Parris Island.
GENE CLIFFORD was the officer (right), Shown are, left to right' Comdr. Hastrleter, Pete Ball, Don Glidewell Lt Barks-
dale, Tom Herman, Connell, Earl Shaler, Genp Clifford, Nick Proscia, Ralph Bennett and Lcdr, The representative Jax Navy
winner with Bob Wenzel absorbing Ilartmann. squad is composed the followIng -

the loss : Pitchers, Al Bessol, NATTC,
Lt. David A. Batkadale, Corn- and George Bledsoe and Blaine
West-Side 9' Wins
Fair Jax Public Information Officer Fire In District
Today Watkins, NARTU; Catchers,.John

and Tournament Coordinator Seventh Straight Davis, NAS, and Rube Fobberiner,

presented the Beavers with NATTCeote-r Waves recorded AE-A School.

the championship trophy. ) Pistol Shoot their seventh straight win in Third in 3S
Fasron 109 will represent this Regional
the Girls' City Softball League, Infielders, Gene Horton, NAR.
area in the CoraAirLant event at belaboring the St. Luke's Hospital TU
.. ; Timothy Cox, MAD, Dick I
Norfolk, Aug. 2-6. Marksmen in the Sixth Naval District Pistol Championships Student Nurses, 2S-S.
ngstrom, MAD, Thomas Came'
and the Southeastern Regional] Championships opened ,
The second half league leaders AE-B School; Charles Reichen-
fire today at the Jacksonville Police Range and will continueon
Spur InterestIn were led by pitcher GerriGor bach, NARTU, and Wayne Steel,
consecutive days through Sunday. ky and the hitting of Joan MAD.

The '5( program will be con- twice won individual Sixth Naval Houser and Edna Christensen. Outfielders, Ora Dudley, NAS;

EmbryonicGolf ducted along the same general District title Mike Murphy.. 'MAD, -RaIn'.- .. ...

Until in District competition as Chambers, MAD, Bill Richards,
In 51 and 52 the Fliers rattled Six Clubs Pursue
TourneyPlayers last year with one exception-the oft team championships, but last NATTC and Bennie Davis, NAT-

International type matches will be Key West forged ahead as rc.
from all commands year
Com Fair SoftballChampiolship'
tired the first and the
within the confines of the station day coursesf. the locals dropped to fourth. -

fire will be the full 60-shot Team. entries thu far for
are eligible to participate in the Rains Persist
courses instead of the 30-shot half District competition Include Jar '
embryonic( N A S Jacksonville

Round-Robin Golf Tournament ourses. Navy, MCSD Albany, G*., NA-
Six top teams representing naval Baseball Club
which will be christened Wednes- In order for Naval personnel BTO Penu&cola, NRS Charles
units in Florida are locking
day, Aug. 11, at 1545.! : to qualify for United States International ton and NB Key Nest Memphis -
grips this week in the annual
On that date and succeeding Teams they must is also expected Remains IdleThings -
ComFair Jax Softball Tourney
Wednesdays for a period of seven participate in thee matches Jax Navy's team entry Includes
underway at Saratoga and Enterprise
weeks, 16 teams, divided equally The Navy Department has also ,Ralph Allen, Monte Thompson, Fields. are beginning to get a
In, the National and American : requested to designate this matchas John Peterson, Elmer Hoerner, I bit futile for the Jax: Navy Fliers,
title holder Fasron
Defending -
despite posting 10 wins in the
l leagues, will match swings for' a a leg for Distinguished Marks Joe II a y man. Pete Bessette, 109, having won everything in
last dozen
games, five by one run.
Championship trophy. manship.Jax Charles Caatenedo, Ben Preston
sight so far this Softball season, The Fliers have traversed !,-
Links World Series Navy's Bob Stringer, holderof and Stringer. .'
Is a solid choice to defend its 300 road mites in the past eleven

Winner of each league will the Navy's expert course ree! While the 6ND is being held, crown in the doubleeliminationevent. days and yet have hardly lifted

meet in a playoff for the Jax ord of 388 x 400, will defend his the scores of, service marksmen a bat. Rain, friend to the farmer

Navy round-robin championshipat will aloo be totted in the Region- OPENING games took place. but nemesis for ball clubs, h a*
the completion of one full roundof ale for the right:to enter the National -
Small Tuesday afternoon with Fasron forced Jax Navy willows to remain -
Fry Splash
seven matches I Championships in late Aug Six: and VA-!05 and Puma 51 idle.

Entry can be made immediatelyat and VC-62 battling it out. Following -
A two-game series at Went
the : shack with ust.The
golf by signing At NATTCenter
Reglonals Include leading these contests, VF-101 met Palm Beach was rained out
Pro Jack at
Harvey, indicating
gunners from all branches of the Fasron 109 and VX-1 of Key Wes July 13-18 After playing' only
that time whether not
or an established
handicap U possessed. Tank CarnivalMore Armed Forces, Secret Service, police opposed VF-173. four inning at Fensaeola last

Unbiased Team Selections sheriffs, immigration and civilians In addition to VX-1, Sanford weekend, the Filer were agate

Players will be placed on teams than 100 small fry and from North and South Carolina based Fasron 51 is the only other halted by rats

by a three-man committee, so an additional 100 spectators rang Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee competing unit outside the immediate It'll be "Try Again" for the
Mississippi and Florida Jacksonville area lax Navy athletes when
the rafters of Price Natatorium they
appointed) by the NAS Golf Committee .
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last week at the WATTCenter embark on the final regular season
Comdr.( Frank He 'Y e r,
Kids Swimming Carnival. road trip for a two came
Lcdr. Lou Brozo and Lt. Jim
stay at Robins AFB tomorrowand
Rents: are the designated officials After an introductory ballet t i'o
The locals closeout
'There will be no'blind drawings conducted by the) Red Cross, festivities Saturday
q t Rg t eW the road campaign with
of team members, but rather began with a penny duck
doubleheader at Donaldson AFB
a diligent and unbiased selection dive for boys under 10. Ralph
by the committee," Lcdr Bruning returned the most pennies. -
Last home stand is Tuesday and
Brozo promised. .
Wednesday with games slated
Patricia Ann Nelson, with 17
with Hunter AFB at 1600 each
blocks won laurels in the block
gathering contest. Swimming witha s .
FORM IM CIRCUIT pie tin in hand, Timothy Cul-
bertson won first place in tha t Jax' Navy Scores InBoys'
Play begins Wednesday in
event for boys under 10 years old
the first annual NATTCenter Swim TrialsTeen

Intramural golf league! with the Comedy Diving Held ,, >Z 1 x ago swimmers representing -
first teams teeing off: at 1630 Molly Drayton captured the Jax Navy parlayed efforts for

at the Naval Air Station links. balloon event. Charles Nesset and 112 points to'splash to victory in

Competition, with three-quar Farley Gillison' were one-two in the boys' division of the Junior<

tars handicap allowed, will the rubber band handicap race. r Olympic Swimming and Diving

consist of nine holes per match. Victor in the girls' lighted candle Trials last week at Brentwood

More than one team from race was Molly Drayton. Carol pool.Owen

each division may be entered Cooke took first place honors i In '- Ganzel and Albert Alex-
the girls' inner tube event while ander of Jax Navy finished two.
towards the Cap-
but points PISTOL ARTISTS-Eight Navy men and a Marine will represent
will be earned Michael Nau was first in boy's three in boys' splashing with 3J
tain's Trophy Jax Navy in the Sixth Naval District and Southeastern
only by the top team in the competition Regional pistol championships at the Jacksonville Police Pistol and 21 points, respectively. .
division. Ralph Bruning landed top Range July 29-August 1. Team members are, front row (left to Jax Navy's Mike Sheron cap

in the older boys' inner tubrace. right), John Peterson, Ralph Allen, Monte Thompson, and Elmer tured the fancy diving event from
The entry list, which opened Boerner Rear: Ben Preston, team captain, Joe Ilayman, Pete the one-meter board
Monday, doses tomorrow. Candy Jones captured the Bessette and Marine Charles Castenedo. Also entered is Bob with 193.7
comedy diving. event Stringers who joined the team after picture WAS' taken. points.Page .