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Title: Jax air news
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: January 19, 1956
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General Note: Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
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VOL-13 No. 41 UNITED STATES NAVAL AIR STATION, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 19 January: 1956

Home of Commander Naval Air Bases Sixth Naval District; Commander Fleet Air Jacksonville; Fleet Air Wine 11; Naval Air'Technical Training Center

VA-45 Loses 'Blackbird 'Shots' For DependentsRequest -



I Green 99 But .Keeps DerbySpray 4700cc Of


guns, loaded with
"International Orange" paint, I

:were reluctantly placed into Tjjj Salk Polio Vaccine
action here this week by VA-

45 members; as word came to < __
replace, their famous color of (BULLETIN BuMed dispatch lists the first amounts of Salk

"Blackbird Green." vaccine air-mailed to the lax area: NAS, 558 cc.; Hospital, 27; NAS

The squadron's 'planes have Cecil Field, 180; NS Green Core Sprints, 45). .
carried the green trim since VA- An estimate for a supply of Salk polio vaccine recently
45 was re-commissioned in Sep made by NAS Medical Department in answer to- a ComSix:
tember 1950. District Notice has been accepted and forwarded to the Bu-

The Bureau of Aeronauticsthen reau of Medicine and Surgery by the District Medical Officer.The .

assigned green tot h e request for 4700 cubic centimeters ters or enough for the two-dose
(shots) is expected to
"Blackbirds" as an identifyipgcolor immunization of about 120,000
for the fifth or attack squad be necessary to immunize eligi children.,.
ble dependents of Jax military
ron of an air group. However, re- Age Priorities Differ
cent bureau changes promulgatedonly personnel on a voluntary basis will be
Supplies probably not ,
y from the
{ age of six months
four squadrons to a group, adequate to allow immunizationof
through 14 years, exclusive of
hence the new color. all
those who have received the vac- eligible military depend
The new policy also brought cine through other channels. ents prior to the beginning of the
about a change of side numberson next polio season and each medical
squadron aircraft. Originallyall Expect Increase facility will necessarily receive -
VA-45 planes were numberedin Besides NAS Jacksonville, the vaccine in a small increme-
the 500 series, for the fifth following commands in this area ments as it becomes available
". AND NOW IT'S FOUR" Stripping the masking tape
squadron, but will now sport have been designated to carry within Navy supply channels
from one of Fighter Squadron 45's planes on which bureau numbers according
numbers in the 400 category."It have been changed to the 400 series, Is Wiliam Rockett, out this program: the Naval Hos to BuMed.
doesn't seem proper or logi- AMAN. The change is in compliance with Instructions which promulgates pital, NAS Cecil, Field, NAS Because of lack of uniform pri-
Good only four units to an air group In lieu of five. In the Glynco, and Naval Station Green orities in local communities
cal exclaimed Lcdr. Glen
,
shuffle, VA-45 also lost its famous "Blackbird Green", and now Cove
win, VA-45 skipper, "that we sports the "international orange" flavor. Springs. throughout the United States
should do away altogether with Although the small amounts the age priorities observed in im-

the original color, so let's keep thus far allocated to the Navy munizing military dependents
the green derby as a constant reminder Push Better Rotation ,underthe National AllocationPlan within the continental United
." His recommendationwas have been utilized for the States shall be the same as are
met with full approval by all immunization of dependent chil- being observed in the local com

hands. I General Duty For EMThe dren and pregnant women in munities adjacent to military es
The squadron also maintains a overseas activities, the Bureau of tablishments.
"live" green derby which is at- Medicine and Surgery expects Increased Florida Reports Decline
tached to a regular pilot's helmet Navy is pushing for Congressional approval of a broad quantities to be released Recently a recommendationfrom

and is worn by the skipper when program of improvements in sea-shore rotation and general duty this month. This will enable be- the National Advisory Com-

ever the unit reports to or is detached assignments for enlisted men, as well as permission to promote more ginning distribution for the immunization i mittee has recommended exten-
from an aircraft carrier. of dependent childrenin sion of the age, priority range
enlisted men to limited duty officer status.
Personnel have yet to nickname the continental United States, from the original five through

their new color, known in Navy BuPers has completed a surveyof plans to take into considerationthe according to BuMed Instruction (Please Turn to Page 8, CoL 5))
the enlisted shore duty billet 6230.8
supplement 1.
lingo as "International Orange, man's wishes and his family
but "Blackbird Green" is sure to structure with the objective of status. Stabilizing of assignmentsalso "If, as has been predicted, approximately Savings Bonds Confab
remain a fond memory in the his- finding billets where a man may five million cubic
means longer staya'on ships
be assigned on the basis of his Scheduled
centimeters released this FridayThe
tory of Attack Squadron Forty- and shore stations.WEATHER are
Five. military duties rather than his month, the Navy's share will be Director of the Office of
technical skill In short, the Navyis about 40,000 cubic centimeters," Savings Bonds, Navy Department,
after more shore duty jobs to OUTLOOK states the instruction. "If this 'has scheduled a local conference
Patrons May which it can assign any first class Friday rate of production and releasecan
Cloudy with morning i Friday, January 20. All sav-
petty officer, regardless of his showers and warmer. be maintained during the six ,ings bonds officers and all those

Offer Aid rating. I month period, January through associated with the program will
Saturday Cooler with cloudy
FURTHERMORE, the Navy is skies. June, the total supply availablefor confer with the director at, 1500
expected to ask the new sessionof eligible dependents through at Building 612 to discuss plans
To
Exchanges Congress for authority to increase Sunday Continued cool and Navy supply channels will approximate for increased participation in the
its allowance of limited cloudy. 240,000 cubic centime- bonds program.A .
Customer Assistance Desks have duty officers, or ask for legisla
been installed in all Navy Ex tion to
appoint outstanding enlisted -

changes nouncement, according made by to the an Jack an move men is as prompted temporary by officers.a serious The I 'Action Not Words Needed In Morals Plan' I IIf

S sonville Navy Exchange Officer. lack of technical specialists in its ., .. ", ." ........ :r ... '- .. .. ... ... yi.wkrp; seminar on character education -

This is a new program whereby officer corps.It 4: held in the Interdenominational -

Navy Exchange patrons may was pointed out that the law :,,... +y anro, Chapel here last Friday,
tDC
easily offer suggestions to aid in governing LDOs and temporary tND ptYfiGYM1Yt rYDrttnYq
providing a well rounded selec rotazru ,us provided opportunity for Chap
officers has failed to keep abreastof :
tion of merchandise. This system the new Navy with its emphasis 'srsast. r 110.x F; 9 atwaeut tYnA lain''James W. Kelly, Assistant to

will also allow patrons to obtain on nuclear powered ships and ''YW, ,trw..r.w: ;QfttttA w the Chief of Chaplains, Navy Bureau
fM'Mhltr
more information about authorized guided missiles. Therefore the f ._____ of Personnel, Washington,
items and servjces. Navy probably will ask for authority kMDkl D. C., to voice the increasing
All suggestions will be answer- to raise the number of dtrttloM 01 iMAPIYtMrYtgYt1 t1 alarm felt throughout the De-
ed on the standard two-part mail LDOs from 6.22 to 10 per cent of YT.NW 't: iAt partment of Defense! over the lack
.... $
; $ form provided at the customer the total unrestricted line officer Pili 1 of moral standards of American

assistance desk. The sales-clerks strength. This will allow about ;, youth.

jn/all stores will gladly assist 2,200 LDO's, or about 800 more i"_ Speaking before about 40 active -
patrons in completing this form than the present allowance. '" reserve chaplains, staff and

f which is to be dropped in the THE NAVY IS also concerned '-" '''''''' '' ,-.'H. ..,.., ::;';:,:,(( '" line officers of locally based com-
slot provided on the top of each with improving the reenlistment CHARACTER SEMINAR SPEAKER :')1fI"' mands, plus Green Cove Springsand
desk. rate which during July amounted Chaplain James KeHy; Assistant to Albany, Ga., Chaplain Kelly
the Chief of Navy Chaplains, Illustrateshis j hit hard at a situation in which
The suggestion boxes already to 2.5 per cent. Stabilization of discussion of the serious need for
located in all stores will not be the assignments of enlisted per- character education in the Navy and SO per cent of a basic norm of
removed. Many beneficial sugges- sonnel would mean a "more per- Marine Corps, with cards posted on 3,000 teen-agers entering the
tions have been received and sonal touch," contrasting favor magnetized board. The chaplain led Navy and Marine Corps show no .
an all-day seminar on character educa-
patrons are urged to continue to ably with the former "cold" tion held here last Thursday. It was sense of responsibility in observing "
submit ideas through the sugges method of basing assignments on the fourth in a series of six held within ( established standards of sex.
tion boxes. service records. The Navy: also the Sixth Naval District. (Please Tom to Page 8, CoL 5)
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Page Two JAX AIR NEWS January 1956

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t PubUitud tTirr' Thursday tot Navy and Maria acUvlUta at Naval Air x CATHOLIC
StaUon. Jacksonville, ila.
NAB. Jacksonville Sunday Mass 0800, 0900L
Capt. William S. Harris ., ._., _.._...._.... .. _. Commanding. Officer 1000 St. Edward's
Chapel.
1 Comdr. John N. Myers executive Officer
1 Fleet Ail Ja4ks.MVllIe Saturday 0630.
Rear Adm. Delbert S. Cornwell Commander Daily 0630.
Capt. Richard 0 Greene Chief at Stall -
Fleet Air Wing Elevea Sunday 0630 Mass at the
Capt. Bowen S1. McLeod ...,. ..Commander I
Coradr. Richard Davie -.=:::::::::., ::::::::::::: .::::.::::::===..-.-Chie. Stall Olflcer Hospital Chapel, 1900; Instruo-
Naval Air Technical Tnl&lag Ctaur I tion classes, Bldg. 4361
Capt. Henry C o.Lonr. _______ __ __ Commanding Officer .
1900
Comdr. Edward: W. Bishop .- .. Executive Officer I Thursday Instruction
Xaval lltspltal I classes, Bldg. Capt. Benjamin N. Ahl -- Commanding Officer I
Capt Lf A. Newton.--_ __.. _. Executive Officer 1'ROTESTANTThursday

Capt. Wilson R. Bartlett\ NAJRTU Commandos Officer January 19
Comdr. Laurence F, Steffenhagcn Executive Officer 1900 All Saints' Choir RehearsaL -
aS I

The JAX AIR NEWS .U published weekly at the U. S. Naval Air Station. I
Jacksonville, Florida" and printed commercially with non-appropriated funda Saturday January 21
at no expense to the government and in compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. 1000 Catechetical
Nov. 1945. distributed free of chare at UM Naval Air Station, the Instruction
Naval Air Technical Training Center Naval Air Reserve Training, Unit, and the (Lutheran) for children.
U. S. Naval Hospital.
Service Information Officer-Lt. Ted Morgan ii. Sunday January 22

Editor-Andrew H. 1'1a1W7Au't ___.._n'__._._. no ._._ _._.._ 0800 Episcopal Communion
F.dltor-I3eda Moonb' Staff Reporter-Jack Holmes, mi Marton Service, Chaplain Nickelson.
Ciacrart. JO2; Nancy SN. BATTERIES OF EAMS-Mrs. Lauretta Bolles, shows the operation
The JAX AIR NEWS It a member of the Armed Forces Preaa Service. of a Type 402 'electrical accounting machine to Capt. 0930 Sunday School for ages

AFPS written material permission appearing of Armed la this Forces publication Press may Service.not Republication be reprinted of withoutthe other James J. McKinstry, NAS Supply Officer. The machine is one of 4 through Jr. High, Bldg. 804.
matter rxcept by service publications .U prohibited without permission el some 4J In use at the newly renovated Machine Records Division 0930 Service of Divine Wor
Editor JAX AIR NEWS. of the Supply Department.
ship, Chaplain Carpenter.
Editorial offices located Main Administration Building Phone extensions
KM*. nit aid SIM. 1100 Service of Divine Worship -

Machine Records Unit Revamps Chaplain Griffin.

1900 The United Fellowshipof
All Should Be Familiar

Facilities Expands .Services Protestants, Bldg. 804.

Thesday, January 21
With Code Of ConductThe The machine records division of the NAS Supply Department 7900 Bible ,Study Group -

-whose limited space had been jammed since June 1954, with bat Bldg. 804.

President of the United States has prescribed a Code of teries of electric accounting machines operated by 53 civilian em- 1900 Lutheran Instruction
Conduct which applies to each member of the Armed Forces of the
ployees and seven military personnel has been completely revamped Classes Chaplain Pieper All
United States who may be exposed to capture or become a prisonerof and expanded. Saints' ChapeL

war and has directed that they be instructed in its salient Now ,
occupying a spacious 8,400
1900 Episcopal Instruction
features. I counting work for the Fiscal
feet of floor space, the office hasbeen' Classes Chaplain Nickelson -
In order that all officers and enlisted Navy men become fully equipped by Public Works Department. The' mechanizationof
Bldg. 563, NATTC Chaplain's of
acquainted with the Code, the Jax Air News below lists the com with new soundproof ceiling, tile stock control operations ended fice.

plete Code of Conduct. It can be clipped and kept handy.I flooring, larger transformers, the old cardex system and
Thursday, January 26
brought 230,000 items of stock into -
electrical wiring and light fix-
1900 All Saints' Choir Re-
I AM AN AMERICAN FIGHTING MAN. I SERVE IN THE tures doubling the illumination. the new system, utilizing 43 hearsal.ST..

FORCES WHICH GUARD MY COUNTRY AND OUR WAY OF BEFORE INSTALLATION machines.
of
LUKE'S CHAPEL
LIFE. I AM PREPARED TO GIVE MY LIFE IN THEIR DEFENSE. I Now, according to Ltjg( )
the EAM {electrical accounting (Naval Hospital, Protestant)
A member of the Armed Forces is always a fighting man. As James H. Johannsen, officer-in- 22
machine Sunday January
) systems, the Machine
such, it is his duty to oppose the enemies of the United States regardless charge, all receipts and invoicesare 0930
Sunday School Nursery.
of the circumstances in which he may find himself, whetherin Records Shop, as it was then posted to store records by 0930 Divine Worship.

active participation in combat or as a prisoner of war. known, was a small unit per- EAM. The machines also processall

II forming pay roll and cost ac I cost charges and financial re-
cordings, handle all calculations
I WILL NEVER SURRENDER OF MY OWN FREE WILL. IF both, will be formed. relative to inventory services, and

IN COMMAND, I WILL NEVER SURRENDER MY MEN WHILE V .. initiate replenishments of the

THEY STILL HAVE THE MEANS TO RESIST. WHEN QUESTIONED, SHOULD I BECOME A PRISONER OF stock in outlying shop stores and

As an individual, a member of the Armed Forces may never WAR, I AM BOUND TO GIVE ONLY NAME, RANK, SERVICE auxiliary stores. The unit pro.

voluntarily surrender himself. When isolated and he can no longer NUMBER, AND DATE 'OF BIRTH. I WILL EVADE ANSWERING vides services directly for four

inflict casualties on the enemy, it is his duty to evade capture and FURTHER QUESTIONS TO THE UTMOST OF MY ABILITY. I other departments Fiscal, Public .

rejoin the nearest friendly forces. The responsibility and authorityof I WILL MAKE NO ORAL OR WRITTEN STATEMENTS DISLOYALTO Works, Overhaul and Repair

a commander never extends to the surrender of his command to I MY COUNTRY AND ITS ALLIES OR HARMFUL TO THEIR and Industrial Relations and

the enemy while it has power to resist or evade. When isolated, cutoff CAUSE. indirectly to all other Station departments -

or surrounded, a unit must continue to fight until relieved, or I When questioned, a prisoner of war is required by the Geneva as well as several out-

able to rejon friendly forces, by breaking out or by evading, the Convention and permitted by this Code to disclose his name, rank, lying activities.

enemy. service number and date of birth. A prisoner of war may also com IN ADDITION TilE Division

III municate with the enemy regarding his individual health or welfareas processes the machine work on

IF I AM CAPTURED I WILL CONTINUE TO RESIST BY ALL a prisoner of war and, when appropriate, on routine matters of the civilian payroll for NAS

MEANS AVAILABLE. I WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ESCAPE camp administration. Oral or written confessions true or false, ques- Jacksonville, NAAS Mayport and

I WILL ACCEPT NEITHER. PAROLE NOR. SPECIAL FAVORS tionnaires, personal history statements, propaganda recordings and the Naval Hospital.

FROM THE ENEMY. I broadcasts, appeals to other prisoners of war, signatures to peace
froma
The machines are rented
The duty of a member of the Armed Forces to continue resist qr surrender appeals, self-criticisms, or any other oral or written contractor who maintains a

ance by all means at his disposal is not lessened by the misfor- communication on behalf of the enemy or critical or harmful to full-time service man to take care

tune of capture. Article 82 of the Geneva Convention pertains and the United States, its allies, the Armed Forces or other prisonersare of them. Rental cost of the costly
forbiddden.It
must be explained. He will escape if able to do so, and will assist month.
equipment is $8,000 a
others to escape. Parole agreements are promises given the captor is a violation of the Geneva Convention to place a prisoner

by a prisoner of war upon his faith and honor, to fulfill stated conditions of war under physical or mental torture or any other form of coer- With the machines in operation

such as not to bear arms or not to escape, in considerationof cion to secure from him information of any kind. If, however, a 16 hours a day, Johannsen says

special privileges, usually release from captivity or a lessened prisoner is subjected to such treatment he will endeavor to avoid the Division consumes punch

restraint. He will never sign or enter into a parole agreement.IV by every means the disclosure of any information, or the making cards and tabulating paper reports -

of ,any statement or the performance of any action harmful to the totaling $2,500 a month in
United States or its allies which completing 200 different reports.
or will provide aid or comfort
IF I BECOME A PRISONER OF WAR I WILL KEEP FAITH to
the enemy. Under Communist Bloc Due to the complexity of the
WITH'MY: FELLOW PRISONERS. I WILL GIVE NO INFORMA- reservations to the Geneva
Convention, the signing of punch card service and the stiff
TION OR TAKE PART IN ANY ACTION WHICH MIGHT BE a confession or the making,of a statement
by a prisoner is likely to be load of the Division
HARMFUL TO MY COMRADES. IF I AM A SENIOR I WILL used to convict him as a war criminal monthly reports,

TAKE COMMAND. IF NOT, I WILL OBEY THE LAWFUL OR- under the laws of his captors. This conviction has the effect to employs a staff of two
removing him from the prisoner of civilians and two military per-
war status and
DERS OF THOSE APPOINTED OVER ME AND WILL BACK according to
THEM UP IN EVERY WAY. thsi Communist Bloc device denying him any protection under the sonnel to study new requests, set
terms of the Geneva Convention and repatriation until up schedules and program the
a prison
Informing or.: any other action to the detriment of a fellow sentence is served. work.

prisoner is despicable and is expressly forbidden. Prisoners of war
VII As of Jan. the Machine Records
must avoid helping the identify who have )6
prisoners
enemy may WILL NEVER
FORGET
THAT I AM AN AMERICAN FIGHT- Division will have com
knowledge of particular value to the and therefore
enemy may ING MAN RESPONSIBLE
,
FOR MY
ACTIONS, AND DEDICATED pleted its work load schedule on
. be made to suffer coercive interrogation. TO THE PRINCIPLES
WHICH MADE MY COUNTRY FREE. 1 all reports and services presently
; Strong leadership is essential to discipline. Without discipline, WILL TRUST IN GOD AND IN THE UNITED STATES OF provided. This schedule will be

,, camp organization, resistance and even survival may .be impos- AMERICA.The projected through Feb. 29, when

sible. Personal hygiene, camp sanitation, ,and care of' sick and provisions of the United Code of Military Justice, whenever all future schedules Will be pro
wounded are imperative. Officers and noncommissioned officers oft appropriate, continue to apply to members of the
Armed Forces jected six months in advance.
I' the United States will continue to carry out 'their responsibilitiesand while prisoners of war. Upon repatriation the
conduct of prisoners overall
exercise their authority subsequent to capture. The senior line will be examined as to the circumstances of On completion of the

r officer or noncommissioned officer within the prisoner of war camp the period of detention with due regard for the capture and through expansion program it is antici-
. rights of the individual pated that Division will have
f, or group of prisoners will assume command according to rank (or and consideration for the conditions of the
precedence) without regard to Service. This responsibility and accountability ber of the Armed Forces who becomes a prisoner captivity. A mem- one of the finest machine ac-

t. may not be evaded. If the senior officer or noncommissioned continuing obligation to remain loyal to his of war has a counting offices in the Jackson
rountry his
Service
officer is incapacitated or unable to act for any reason, and his unit. ville area.

command will be assumed by the next senior. If the foregoing organization The life of a prisoner of war is hard. He .
w: must
cannot be effected, an organization of elected represen- hope. He must resist enemy indoctrination. never give up Sign on the back of a car car-

tatives, as provided for in Article 79-81 Geneva Convention Relative stand firm and united against the will aid Prisoners of war who rying a newly-wed sailor and his

:. I : ,to Treatment of Prisoners of War, or a covert organization, or viving this ordeal. enemy one another in sur- This.bride": "Careless Talk Caused







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19 January 1956 JAX AIR NEWS

5th Anniversary Of Rebirth

Tho -iia "
Up

LADDERWith 80,000 Attend NATTC



CiviliansWeekly Schools In Five Years

( the Jax Air News In

cooperation with the Industrial
Relation Department will lit Nearly 80,000 military students, including Navy and

various promotions for Natal Air k Sl SlN Marine Corps officers, Coast Guard and foreign Naval personnel -

,personnel). will have attended the 10 schools at the Naval Air
N Technical Training Center, which this month celebrates its
On the promotion roster effective -
j fifth of recommissioning since January, 1951.
Dec. 26 were 17 employees, year
established at the
six from Overhaul and Repair t. Originally commanded by Captains EdwinR.
Air Station in
Naval
Jacksonville
Department, seven from Public Peck, David McCampbeU and
1949 the Training Center was
Works Department, two from '.C,. barrel in Henry C. DeLong, present com-
: and
moved lock stock
,
and each! officer.
Supply Department, one manding
1948 to Memphis, Tenn.., only to
from Fiscal and Miscellaneous.
WITH THE TRAINING Facilities
when the
return three years later
Promoted at 0 & R were Mar f ebbing fires Office as the foundation stone
Korean conflict's
garet Dixon, from clerk typist ..... flamed anew with the entry of of the entire training structure,

GS2 to clerk-stenographer GS3; the Chinese Communists into the the present program consists of

Nathan Odom from production conflict. Aviation Ordnancemen School

dispatcher third step to aircraft ORDNANCE VETERANS 'Two tours of duty In Aviation IN THE EARLY DAYS Of 1940, Classes A, B and Officers; Avi-

engine assembler third step; Ordnanceman School at the Naval Air Technical Training Center as elsewhere on the Station, the ation Electrician's Mate School,
George Thomas, production dispatcher have resulted for Comdr. Luther Miller (left) and Edward White, suffered from Classes A and B; Aviation Store-
third step to aircraft en chief aviation ordanceman Comdr.' Miller back In 1951 helped Training Center keepers School Class A and Supply *
reactivate the school at the Training Center and returned last lack of equipment, no streets, no
gine accounting and parts repairman rear In the same capacity after duty overseas. Chief White also textbooks, and not even a course Officers; Airman Preparatory
third step; Dennis Infingci,, helped recommisslon the Ordnaneeman's schools In 1951 and after of instruction. However, by October School; Naval Air Weapons System
production dispatcher third step three years with VF-U of Air Group One, came back here In School, divided into Aviation
March itS(. The Training Center observes Its fifth anniversaryor 1941, it became a separate
to aircraft assembler third step; recommlssionlng this month. command '''under the Chief of Na- Guided Missiles and Aviation Armament
Anna Gushing typist GS2 to clerk Chicago Control Systems schools,
val Aviation Training, ,
GS3; and Henry Flannagan, helper Handles 5,115 Cases In '55 and had Commander R. D. Higgins and Aviation Ground Officers

aviation mechanic general third as its first commanding of- School for Ensigns who have just

step to aircraft accounting and ficer. It was then known as Aviation II completed Officer Candidate
equipment repairman first step.!? Red' Cross Records Service School. School at Newport, R. L

Advanced at Public Works were In March, 1942, a Marine Corps I I Largest of the i

Joanna Catrette, clerk-typist GS:; Aviation Detachment was so, schools is Air- I

to clerk GS4; Norman Lynch, ServicesThe crowded for classroom space that man School
laborer third step to field tractor: Many classes were held in double shifts.I which i n five

operator first step; Eddie Felder,, Upon orders reactiviating the years has gradu-
laborer third step to field tractor: 1955 calendar year has been a busy one for the American Jacksonville site as a training ated 54,647 stu

operator first step; Charlie Hicks, Red Cross at Jacksonville area naval installations, center, in 1950, a cadre of specialists dents. Next in

laborer third step to field tractor according to the annual report filed by Elisha Price, field in Naval aviation train- line is Aviation .

operator first step; Joyce Richardson director. ing, headed by Capt. Lester K. OrdnancemenSchools eat
typist GS2 to clerk-typisi Having acted in. the behalf of with
In addition to Director Price, Rice (now Rear Admiral), came -
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GS3 James Naughton, l:1borerthird 5,115 Navy personnel and their 9,168 graduates
; the local field office staff, which here in advance of the full school Cap. DeLcmc
step to field tractor operator dependents,. the Red Cross list has had almost a complete movement. Since Admiral Rice's during the same HATTC CO

first step; and Norma Haw the following classified: services;: changeover during the past year tour of duty, the Center has been period, followed by Aviation Elec
needed for emergency '
1,677 reports
kinson, clerk-typist GS2 to clerk:
includes the following: Robert trician's Mate Schools with 9,027.
typist GS3.'Advancements. leaves or extensions; 1,14'' I Commissary Store To
conlli- Oleen, Cecil Oswalt, and Miss Students whose homes are as
health-welfare and home '-
in Supply Department tion reports 1,098 counseling 01problemj i Shirley Clark, assistant field dIrectors Be Closed Jan. 26 far away as Hawaii Japan Alaska
;
were Leiland Abllng, involving family, discharge ; Mrs. Sara Parks, NAS The Commissary'Store, locatedin Brazil, Italy, France, The

from tabulating equipment op allotments and other government -I Jacksonville; Mrs. Sarah Padgett, Building 135, will be closed Netherlands, and Canada have

erator to tabulating project, and benefits and 1,436 of' I NATTC; Mrs. Thelma Wilson, for monthly inventory all day been In attendance at the Cen-
;
Madelyn Strong, from address miscellaneous nature. NAS Cecil Field; and Mrs.: Ha- Thursday, January 21$. The store ter's Schools.

ing machine and graphotype operator Financial assistance was extended -I I rel Vandegrift, NAS Green Cove will be open for business as us- Serving under Captain DeLongare
GS2 to fiscal accounting all office secretaries. ual on Friday January 27. Jftshop'
clerk GS3.Promoted. to 889 men or their families I Springs, Comdr. Edward W. ,
in the Jacksonville area for: executive officer; Comdr. Ralph

in Fiscal Department I emergency needs amounting to< Bagwell, director of training;

was Louise King, from clerk-typ: $51,134. This did not include aid Comdr. Melville LeCompte, superintendent

ist GS3 to military pay clerk : given to men and dependent J + o f maintenance

GS4. while away from the station by: training; Comdr. Ferdinand Plu-

In Miscellaneous was Jane Eld American Red Cross chapters. mer, superintendent of special

ridge, from clerk-stenographer .. sM training; and Comdr. Robert
s
GS3 to fiscal accounting clerk The Duval County Chapter In Woodside, training facilities offi-

GS4 administration department' Jacksonville and the Clay Coun cer.WORKING

commissioned officer's m e s i s ty Chapter at Green Cove< WITH the Naval

(closed). Springs, having the responsibility Officers is a group of key civilian -
.
educational consultants including -
for assistance to Navy families -
in the community not livin; William Ross, director of

EM May Face in Navy housing, in addition training office; Dow'Beck, super-
financial assist intendent of maintenance train
gave emergency
Extra Duty ance to dependents amounting to ing office; Henry Bickner, super-
*. c h t
over $6,500.A intendent of special training office -

For Time Lost total voluntary contribution and Walter Rambo, supervi-

of $603 received here was for sory administrative assistant.

Crime doesn't pay, virtue will warded for the relief of victim; Included among the 103 civilian

be rewarded, and bad boys can't of the Northeast Flood disaster employees are 38 professional

last August as part of the $15,- classifications and <65< clerical
win.These COMMENDED Robert grades.
the
old adages, once taughtto 000,000 donated throughout Arrives For Smith, FT2, receives congratulations Waves and Women Marines as
the tune of a hickory stick, country. along with a Letter of
will never be truer if Congress Besides maintaining officer Commendation from Capt. William well sis Sailors and Marines are
S. Harris, NAS Jax commanding in attendance at the various
the at NATTCenter, NAS Cecil Field, Greeted
bill
a requested by
passes Duty officer. Smith, who
schools. However Aviation
only
Navy requiring enlisted men to and ,Green Cove Springs, coverage was presented the letter at
make up time lost during their is given from NAS Jackson MastA meritorious mast, was awardedthe Storekeeper School takes Service
enlistment by confinement,, ville to Mayport and to ships in With citation for leadership and women for advanced training.
the Jacksonville area. Weekly proficiency' while servingaboard i In 1954 Airman Preparatory
AWOL and other misconduct. meritorious mast was the the USS Keppler (DDE
School
was formally turned over
According to the bill, a man trips are made to NAS Glyncc welcome received by Robert 765).
Is to Marine Corps Command for
would have to make time lost where emergency coverage technician
up Smith fire controlman
given by the chapter in Bruns excellent performance of the training purposes and except for
and time
because of desertion
wick. A Red Cross worker is on second class, when he reportedlast Gunnery Department during the about 10-15 Waves i in each class,
spent awaiting trial if the trial
Tuesday'for duty aboard the
firing of the long range battle the preparatory school consists
call here through the base operator -
ended in conviction. Men also
Naval Air Station. practice (Z-23-G) conducted on solely of Marines.LT. .
24 hours a day, including
would be made to make uP.time
weekends and holidays, to handle Smith earned a Letter of Com- August 7, 1955. COL. FRANK R. Porter Is
lost because of the use of drugs
The FieldDirector's mendation for his achievementswhile "You in commanding officer of the Ma-
and alcohol, or because of diseaseor emergency requests. were a large measure
in serving aboard the USS rine Aviation Detachment at the
from miscon- office is located responsible for this achievement.Your .
injury resulting
Keppler (DDE-765) and was presented Training Center with MaJ. Guy
duct. The bill also would allow Bulding 39, Malnside. ability and attention to duty
with the letter at merito- were exemplary. Your leadership Gipple as executive officer. Maj.
who have sentence
completed
men
rious mast by Capt. William S. Emmons Maloney is training officer
relation- proficiency and initiative were
from their first offense to go backon A cooperative working
duty so they can earn a discharge ship has been maintained with Harris, NAS Jax commanding of recognized as the basic factors in for Airman Preparatory

under honorable condi- Navy Relief Society to avoid duplication ficer. attaining this high standard of School.

tions. of services. Also reports The letter, signed by Comdr. P. excellence. Other School Training Officersare

Under present law a man can have been secured for the Relief T. Glennon, skipper of the Kep- Smith, who hails from Brook- Lcdr. O. S. Braddock J., AE

be restored to active duty only if Society regarding welfare of pier, reads in part: haven, Miss., presently is serving Schools; Lcdr. Thomas Casey Jr.,

his sentence ends before his enlistment Families living in distance com The USS Keppler was awarded with the Station masteratarmsforce. NavAirWeaps School, and Lcdr.

period is up. munities. the Fire Control "E" for the William Wright, AK Scbi .





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I Florida Base Site For Satellite Project I I



Publicity-minded> Florida l Base at Cocoa. Under the program has been assigned the

gets the word of its sunshine several satellites will be job of directing the

and beaches pretty much fired into space where, it is program. Patrick FROM

everywhere in the world. But anticipated they will orbit selected because it was

One of the more drastic of 20th it takes the combined effortsof around the earthlike tiny ped with operational

century problems confronted the Navy and Air Force to moons ,for several days or ments for large rocket looked
at
send the message to the moon! weeks.As ings, and is suitable
night
.Malnside Waves the past week club
Sometime in the international first announced, the satellites scientific needs of the to his
when, during an evening, the TV geophysical year in 1957-58, would be about the size The base has a firing data

viewers gathered and waited for a complete "vanguard" satel- of basketball, but indicationsnow or rocket and missile you have,

the evening's entertainment.. A lite unit will be launched from are that they will be which extends
fate worse than death struck. The The Navy over the Atlantic.
Florida's Patrick Air ForceCurtis somewhat larger.
TV set wouldn't work! had
yore
Smiles of joy disappeared and

in it's place came despair. What Capt. cracked

'could the occupants of Barracks

723 do to entertain themselves? Moderator Of before.

Too early to retire for the night,
too close to payday to go to town. in South

Were they to live like' hermits PW ParleyCaptain !T : "Persons flow-

for ,days, perhaps'even a week?
Ira N. Curtis, Public their own
Being true Navy and accustomed -
Works at NAS Jackson
Officer zw : o
to any situation, the Waves ville and Resident Officer in
would find their amusement.
own
Charge of Construction, was the smokes
Clue Scrabble and Monopolywere 1 S r
moderator of a panel discussionat brandy,
brought out, the cobwebs J.
a conference on Navy Public of us
clean and directions read.
wiped Works construction, held January M just so
'In mood of boredom the
a games 17-18 at Naval Base, Charleston, of ad
were begun. Gradually faint z .
S. C. who
smiles broke on faces until sat-
Approximately 32 Naval officers ; how he
isfaction prevailed.
and 10 civilian contract administrators afr'#
THE GIRLS REALIZED they
from the seven
actually'having a good time.
were southeastern states in the Sixth me.
Girls wandered into the topside
.
Naval District Public Works
lounge and friendships were re- Officer and Officer in Charge of

newed. Occupants came from Construction for .the Sixth Naval night.
their to read and talk in
rooms
District, which has the largest
the homey surroundings with
workload of any continental district and
their shipmates. The lounge was
for the current fiscal year. ;
being used, really used by the
than has been noses!
More
Station Waves for the first time $71,000,000
in many months. appropriated for Navy military maker.'I
construction, in the Sixth Naval who re-
The general atmosphere was District. Appropriations by states told
Jovial and the lights were not
i pints she
are Florida, $30,920,800; Georgia,
turned out until long after the
can-
$21,411,200; South Carolina, $17,
'TV set would have
ordinarily
325,200; Tennessee, ?$784,000; ; Aa- I
been shut off. What appeared to
bama, $560,000; North Carolina,
I
be had ended i lAFPs I
a tragedy up as a $207,000; and Mississippi, $157- has everj-
wonderful week.
000. In addition, the Charleston SATELLITE WILL LOOK LIKE THIS? The a awitch-
The modern-day "show box" is office handles Air Force construc- of a man-made earth satellite recently was placed on -

fixed and ready to go again, but tion for its Missile Test Center in in at New diameter York and City's Hayden Planetarium. The model is I
weighs 25
pounds. It has standard
'ask any Wave you meet what she the Bahamas and the Caribbean. electronic parts and is encased in a transparent plastic a ball

does for amusement and she'll be The model was designed and built under auspices of a the gate

quick to answer, "We Waves like Radar Control System marazlne. The first actual satellite to circle the earth is Now it
the old fashioned type of enter- to be launched in 1957 from Florida's Patrick Air Force

tainment good books, crafts, For 3, 5 Inchcrs Cocoa.'Slilled'.

interesting games of skill and First details of the Navy's Mark

l just regular simple enjoyment. 63 gun-fire control system, which Get

gives shipboard gunners the ability ;

M to track jet aircraft with 3-
WE TIP OUR HAT to the pre
sent Crackerjax basketball team. inch and 5-inch guns in any Military Service

Faced with the job of followingin weather, have been disclosed by

footsteps of last years cham the Sperry Gyroscope Co. In order to cut to a minimum disruption to the
Radar in the improved
pion All-Navy crew, this year'scontingent rear industrial technology and defense-related
director system backs visual research, the I
has proved to be a up Defense Mobilization ,is listing critical civilian jobs "Welcome
tracking in adverse weather and
of talented Saturday
Come
players. I
group pants may now serve an active duty military
'on out this weekend and cheer provides instantaneous target only three to six months, instead of the usual two training or more I I ; CPO club,
and speed Information to
range
your team members on, as they The list was issued in accordance -- of the
strive to add No.9 and 10 victories gun directors. I I with Jan. 6 presidential or- 16 and

to their already spendid der, which also makes clear that The Jobs listed are: ; respec-
'
record those so selected will be subjectto clinical psychologist; ;. Lyautey
design engineer
;
7.5 years in the reserve forcesto ;
WAVE OF TilE WEEKEllenJ. complete their training. fessional engineer; ; in-

Byran, AA, graduate from Air- The list ogist; geophysicist;
covers mostly those occupations -
man School, for her outstandingplay used by local draft apparatus glass blower; playing

with the Crackerjax.j The ** II boards to select individuals for template maker; ; continue

slight dark-haired Wave from draft deferments. However microbiologist; pro f e be a cake-
removed -
North Carolina has scored 141 from this nurse; orthopedic end other
; category are the limb
points in seven basketball y technician;
games. jobs of aircraft and engine me ;
Her calmness in.a game and her d kry chanic, electronic technician, in- sitologist; pattern ; ar at 2000

friendly spirit off of the courts strument repairman and machinist macologist; physicist; 20. All

make "E. J." a true "Cracker- because the armed forces are gist; college, vocational invited

jack". Ellen will be transferred short of such personnel. school teacher, and tool

to Pensacola, to attend photo- .

graphy school* next* week.Don't apprentices Also removed in skilled from occupationswho the list are Army May Copy Uniform Ideasme I


forget your shipmates in were formerly granted draft Army is considering the I

the hospital waiting to receive deferments. Physicians, dentists possibility of adopting two Navy I sergeants major is also a possibility

your cards and visits. The well and veterinarians are not coveredas customs in uniform changes for I .

wishes of friends always serve they are subject to the "doctor its enlisted personnel.The ,. The proposed changes are still '

to hasten a person's recovery. draft act." use of insignia devices in,the planning stage but may be I
with adopted in time for the change- !
9 The activities are: Productionand the rating stripes of soldier
No maintenance specialists over in uniforms to the new Army I
Draft Call By of aircraft and somewhat similar to

parts; ship and boat engineering; the "crow"of Navy petty officer green.

Navy For FebruaryThe ,ordnance; precision laboratory may be considered. It may also Army specialists at present wear

'instruments and equipment; elec- adopt a distinctive uniform for small stripes, but these haven'tbeen
Navy will not take draf- MILE AND MILES-After tronic and communication senior non-commissioned met with approval from all
tees during February, it has been making a picture in Utah',1\Ion. equIp- in the officers quarters. The proposal has been
ment production chemical top grade
announced. ument Valley, pretty Vera Miller ; and or top two
decides to spend some of allied products production; water grades, following the custom of made to return to the preWarII
Although it had planned to her spare time at the seaside. and sewerage system operation the Navy in having different uniforms specialist stripes, consisting of
; -
,take draftees during February, The picture she appeared In health and welfare services; education for chief petty officers.A a single stripe with rockets un
was Warner Bros.! The Search
the Navy revealed that derneath.
recent enlistments Under the 'proposed
services and
ers, starring John Wayne and i research and Marine idea a special de-
have been favorable. Ward Bond. I development services. vice with the change an insignia in the center
E-7 insignia for would denote the specialty.r .


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19 January 1956 JAX AIR NEWS Page Five



VW-4 VAH-I,A-45 Credit Union 1JiiC.



Scouting Slates Annual .



SquadronsVW4 Meet Jan. 26The


t sI s fourth annual meetingof

Many of VW-.'. personnel are the Jax Navy Federal Credit

becoming world travelers. Just; z Union is scheduled for next (Prepared by the NATTO '

prior to the holidays three air- Thursday, January 26, at 1930 librarian for. all Navy Libraries

craft returned from weeks of dutyin in I the Civilian Cafeteria,, in the area).

the Azores which allowed the Building 2. All members of January 17, 1706; January 19,

crews to pull liberty in Europe. the Credit Union are invited. 1807: Benjamin Franklin and

Highlighting the program will Robert E. Lee, held in high esteem -
Twenty-two new personnelhave
Joined the "Hurricane Hunt be reports of progress made by by their contemporaries,

ers." They are: R. P. Leger; 'andJ. the credit union during the past are the more honored ,now that

election of officials, declare time has revealed the true great
L. Jerome, all airman apprentices year
ation of the annual dividend to ness of the men who lived during
from Norman, Okla.; S. M.
i
be paid on shares, and a short critical periods In our history. W.
Lee Paul Isaak, H. L Eisenbart,
I
Kibodeaux, all airman appren- LJ&& talk by J. D.' Kennedy Jr., a director mention a few of several fine bio'graph1es
I innumerable storiesof
and
Florida Credit Un-
of the
tices from Great Cakes,.111., L D.
and their times.
the
ion League. men
Robinson, SA, reported aboard
DenJUnlaFranklin
from NAS Pensacola, Fla.:, and a Door prizes to be awarded to Autobiography o f
interesting
Paul D. Smith, AA, came from members who attend will in : Probably the most written
----------------- it is
Memphis, Tenn. Also from Mem- OLD TIMER DEPARTS Leroy Sullivan, BMC, inspects the elude a 21-inch television set, with all the because charm one expects .

phis were'V. H. Richardson, AD- men of Composite Squadron 62 on his last day with the squadronlast an electric mixer with juicer
AN. Other newcomers were G. O. Friday before his transfer to the fleet reserve. Left are Comdr. and meat grinder attachments, from the author of Poor Richard'sAlmanac.

AM2 Charles W. Moore Martin MacNair, squadron skipper, and Lt. D. II. Williams. Sullivan and three electric steam irons. If you read it under
Phelps, ; was one of the first 15 sailors stationed at NAS Jax before. it duress as required school reading,
AM2 W. N. Pratt, BM1, and Jay Refreshments will be served.
; was commissioned on October 15, 1940. !
try it again to enjoy on your own
II. Halsey, Six members of the Board of ,
AT2..S Franklin Carl Van
Directors will be selected, and Benjamin :

VAII1On One Of Station's SAFETY three members of the Credit: Doren has, in effect, completedthe which
autobiography for
member of
the east side of Hangar 140( Committee and one
Franklin had time. From
Box Score the Supervisory Committee will never
the homecoming banners are First Arrivals
be named. All officials will be copious notes and scattered manuscripts
waving. Returning from the distant the full life of this
DI abUng Injuries Through elected for two-year terms, replacing very
state of Kansas with storiesof active and long-lived man is accurate
Retires On 20 Tuesday, Jan 17 those whose terms ex-
supersonic flight and display. biography and entertaining
This 0
Month pire or who have resigned.

Ing 4iplomas acclaiming their Leroy E. Sullivan, chief boat This year 0 Joseph F. O'Connell, president, reading. Also, from the entire \
ability to handle a "Cougar", were is Jane
swain's mate of Composite Days Since Last will preside at the meeting and: surviving correspondence
of the Jet Transi-
the graduates favorite sister
Squadron 62, who was one of the Lost-Time Accident' 35 will report for the Board of Directors Mecom, Franklin's ,

tional Training Unit. first 15 sailors stationed at NAS The Board is expected to who, like her more renowned

LtJg( ) P. T. Barnum immediately brother was very alert to the life
Jax, was transferred to the Fleet squadron since December 1954. recommend a dividend of 4% to
tried to hire the act, but of her times.
Reserve here on January 13. Sullivan joined the Navy in be paid on shares.
found that the "Heavy Attackers"were Paul Revere, and The World II*
The credit union's assets stoodat
In tribute to his 20( of
years February and reported to NAS
only i n transit to more Lived In: Longfellow made the
service Sullivan was honored by $507,000 at the end of 1955,
,
specialized tranlng at NATTC and his commanding officer, Comdr. Jacksonville in October 1940, before over two and one-half times the small Instance of one riding feat

Patuxent River. The'select members Martin P. MacNair, and allowedto the station was commissioned. assets of a year ago.Confusion. Into the thing for which mostpeople

of the "Boomers' club remember this amazingly
inspect the assembled officers At that time, Sullivan says,
(those who have broken the gifted man who called himself
and men of VC-62. In Navy fash- the station consisted of "two
sound barrier) will have their In (with entire truthfulness) a silversmith

first meeting at the "0" club this ion, he was then "piped over theside" buildings, 15 sailors, and sand." and engraver. His long,

week. President, Lt. ."Chordles" with eight fellow chief pet- Having spent one fourth of his Out busy and diversified life closelyparal1els.Franklin's
ty officers acting as side-boys. He Mustering
Lurcott, who has broken several history; this
Naval in Jacksonville Sullivan
career ,
has been a member of the jet
barriers will preside. account is excellent backgroundfor
reconnaissance has decided to
photographic stay. ClarifiedMusteringout
Comdr. Paul Stevens will soon Pay the whole period.
Johnny Tremain: Written by
be returning to NAS Patuxent

River for a short period as a 'Maze Of Wiring' SimplifiedVia payments are the same author (Esther Forbes).

pilot in the fleet indoctrination authorized under two separate This story for young people is

It Acts of Congress: one was passedin enjoyed by all who like exciting
was not so
program. many
FaetuLant's New Course 1944 for WWII service, and tales well told. The struggle of
years ago that, the skipper was
one passed in 1952 for the Korean a young apprentice to excel in
VP Projects Officer there. The
How aviation electrical person- conflict service. Some confusionhas the art of the silversmith and
8,500 flight hours that'the Com- and other parts until they are
nel understand the complex-
may resulted from the similar to control his own destiny in a
mander has logged has been in connected as an aircraft electrical
ities of aircraft D-C (direct current provisions of these two Acts torn world.

almost every type 'Navy air- ) power circuits as a system system. which is clarified below: Robert E. Lee: The four volumes .

craft. rather than as individual components Full 'details on requesting this Personnel entering the Armed which comprise this bio

Comdr. Stevens' duty has Included aim of courseat course are contained in ComAlr-
is the a new Forces on and after 7 December graphy may seem a terrific chore

such places as Australia, FaetuLant Detachment Two. i Lant Inst. 1540. IB. Personnel desiring 1941-but before 30 June, 1947- but, judging from others who

New Guinea-Philippines and the Known as D-C Power Systems, information should call ext. are eligible for mustering-out have started them with a feelingof

western Pacific. During this pe- Course 508, the two,week training 378. payments under the MusteringOut awe, we are convinced you'll

riod he received the Navy Cross, shows how to reduce the maze of FaefuLant Det. Two is under Pay Act of 1944, approved read them through.

the Silver Star, Distinguished wiring making up a system to the command of Lcdr. Eugene T. 3 February, 1944. Persons separ-

Flying Cross, Air Medal and the its basic simple circuits, and how Allen. ated from military service before 2 February 1944 were required to

Presidential Unit Citation. :to tackle a malfunction utilizing apply for payments before 3 February

It has been rumored that the I material normally available. 1952-or be forever barred.

Captain bring back the first Persons separated on and after
may
The course is based on the assumption
A3D. 3 I February 1944 may continue '
that the trainee has a
to receive payments under the
basic knowledge of D-C theory
V AUTransferred Musterlng-Out Pay Act of 1944.
the folowing:
and covers
from VA-4JT in recent t The Veterans' Readjustment .

weeks were Ltjg's) Charles Assistance Act of 1952, approved
A. A review of D-C theory and L. sI
Herda, Ceorge L. Severance, War motors and voltage 16 July 1952, authorized muster- .

ren W. Pflug and Maurice P. generators, ing-out payments to service personnel -
Mathematics is kept to
Murphy They are currently un- regulators. I : on active duty from 27
minimum.B. '
der instruction at FawtuLant Det. a June .1950 to 31 January 1955.
I4
Able where they will soon be Navy publications as they r The Act of Congress approved 26

TV-2 instructors. apply to the lower rated man and July 1955 provides that personnel -

Also transferred last week were their application.C. I by discharged from military service -

Ltjg( ) Robert Yeomans, soon to Electrical system wiring spe between 27 June 1950 and 15

be discharged from active duty; cifications and fault detectionand July 1952, inclusive, must file a

Lcdr. Robert Linwick, VA-45 protective devices. ,, claim for mustering-out pay by

exec, who will call NAAS Kings- D.' Circuit analysis procedures 16 July 1956-or be forever bar-

vllle his new home; and Lt. Mel- explaining the proper methodof red. Personnel discharged on and

' _vin Harder who received ordersto determining system malfunctions F, af after 16 July 1952 may file claims .

NAS Denver. and the need for such pro- R without a time limitation.

** .
Lcdr. William Edwards will become cedures.
Students have little trouble Nurse: "Congratulations! You
the new executive officer
understanding individual compo- are the father of triplets."

The Blackbirds welcomed nents such as relays, generators, ; .
Building Contractor: "Good
aboard two new pilots this past ---.- -,'-,--

week. Ltjg's( ) Robert Wilson and ed tomorrow. Comdr. Howlandhas THINGS ELECTRICAL William Blackburn, AEC, (standIng heavens! I'v exceeded my estimate -

Charles Pearson. Both reported been CAG-4 for almost two ) Instructor at FaetuLant Detachment Two, demonstrates the again."

from NAAS Cabaniss Field. years and the squadron will miss principles of a generator to trainees studying; a new course knownas .
han- direct-current power systems, Course 508. Students are (clockwise -
the
Attack Squadron 45 extends his familiar face about ) Ronald Kovak, AA, 0 & R Jax; James Rohde AN, VU-10 One girl to another: "Alwaysbe
the
farewell to Comdr. John How- gar area. He will report to Guantanamo Cuba Donald Yetkow, AEAN, and Daniel Ku- sincere whether mean it -
:you
:, land, Commander Carrier Air USS Roosevelt as executive offi bik, AE2, from VX-1,11AS Key West, The course Is open to all or notl"r '

Group Four, who Is being reliev- cer. electrical personnel. .




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Jax In The PictureWATER


!

SKIING BECOMES,


LATEST OUTDOOR CRAZE .


-. .. -
The wiiine of outboard engines five-foot ramp in the '55 Dixie

and the silver spray event He and Crockett met in

from skidding skis are rapidly 1952 while they were stationedat 1.
transforming the nation's Key West. <

lakes, rivers, streams and in Crockett, already an avid water

,lets into a playground for sports man, became interested

America's fastest growing in skiing when Pallack dared

'sport-water skiing.Of him that he couldn't take a ,turn

course, it isn't just everyone around the bay on the skiis. Just

'who can own skis, tow-ropes, three years later the Navy 'chief

boats, motors and all the trimmings entered his first formal competition

but many nautical neo- -the AH America Tourna- JJ4r

phytes are solving their problemsby ment at Cypress Gardens\ and

banding together in clubs and won first place in the Men's trick
r
sharing the expenses. skiing phase.All.AWSA. .
For a sport still in its infancy, tournaments are divided -

water skiing is extremely well into three phases:' the

'organized and is making tremen- jump, trick and slalom events,
dous strides in popularity with with each phase and contestant

servicemen in the Florida area. being graded on a point basis. A

TYPICAL OF the new enthus- skier must compete in all three

iasts in the sport are four Jack- 'phases to be eligible for overall

sonville servicemen whose expe- 'title consideration. SKI LINE The four Jax servicemen above might pass for a drill team on water ala Cypress
rience ranges from five months,,to HANSON AND VOGEL have Gardens as they practice in their off moments. They all were participants in the recent All-
five both America Water Ski Tournament held at Cypress Gardens, Fla. Left to right the quartet includes
become
years. interested in the M/Sgt L. G. Vorel; Wally Pallack, ADC; AI Crockett, ADC; and M/Sfft. N. L. Hanson. Crockett I
The quartet includes Wally sport in the past year and partic- Captured the Men's Trick title in the tourney while Pallack took second in the Senior Men's Trick
Pallack, and Al Crockett, both ipated in the recent All-America and Slalom categories.Crackerjax. .
Chief Aviation Mechanics with tourney.

the Navy, and M/Sgt.s( ) L. G. At present, all four men are Dalzell-Biltz DuoMe'ets

Vogel and N. L. Hanson, both on members of the local Jacksonville ,

'duty with the Marine Aviation Water Ski Club, whose members
Mazes InTwoBall
Detachment the Airman Pre- include many military personnel

paratory School at NATTCenter. from this region.

Crockett is with the Navy Re- Through the club and their FinalsSix

cruiting office in downtown Jack- military duties they hope to Increase -
sonville and Pallack is stationedat skiing interest in the Navyto Station mixed two-ball

NAS Cecil Field with VA-46. the point where some sort of teams representing three

Pallack is the "old pro" of the inter-service competition may be flights will square off Satur

group, having some five years considered."We day, in the championship finalson
the local
skiing experience and a world's feel that the Navy would course.

record to his credit, including .greatly benefit in a large-scale' Split With Wafs; last The Sunday's duos are first-round the survivors play of In
participation in all three of the water ski program Chief Pal
the current all-Station Mixed
nationally recognized annual lack stated recently. "The
sport
tournaments. has proved itself to be an excel- Host PI Women Marines NextAfter Two-Ball tourney.
In the Flight No. One final Sat-
HE
BEGAN
SKIING at the age lent physical conditioner and also
of 33 and entered' his an even break with the Wafs of Eglin Air Force Base urday, Sam Dalzell and Mrs.
first tour- would fit in very well with theNavy'
; ney three years later while stationed water safety last weekend, the Jax Navy Wave Crackerjax meet the Women Steve' Blitz "W111"'meet"the' Casey
at NAS program. Marines of Parris Island this, weekend in a double-header. Mazes, a husband-wife combination
Pensacola. He has INCLUDED AMONG the new

won titles in three major, skiing water-ski enthusiasts are many Saturday night the teams tangle 21 points, which with her 27 .of Boots which Greer defected 4 and 2 Howard to reach and the

events, including the Senior Men's sportsmen who formerly did their at Mainside at 2000, and move the previous evening, brought her title round.

trick championship in the 1955 ,skiing down icy mountain slopes. to King Hall for Sunday's gameat two-game total to 48. THE DALZELL.BILTZ team
Nationals; the Seniors' trick, jump 'One such skier was asked recently 1400. .
knocked over Jud Pearson and
and overall championship in the about the difference in tech- The games this weekend mark
Mrs. Herman
1955 Dixie Tourney; and second nique between the two sports. The Crackerjax came throughin the final appearance with the Gingrich to enterSaturday's

place finishes in the trick and "There's really not too much the final seconds of play to defeat Crackerjax this season for Bryan, play.
In the Second
Ken-
slalom phases of the last year's ,difference between the two," he Eglin last Friday, 40-39. Aft- who is being transferred to Pho- and Flight, Ray
All America Tournament. er the Wafs had gone ahead with nedy Mrs. Gladys Cooper will
replied "but with
water Pensacola.
skiing tographic School at At
battle
it out with Webb
Pallack holds the world's record you don't have to spend half your less than two minutes to play, Pat present she is the leading scorer Harry
and Mrs. Viola Flynn for the
in the jump phase, hurdling time dragging the damned skis Ashcraft put the Waves in front, for the Waves with 141 points. The
68 feet at 23 miles an hour off a I back uphill. 38-37, only to have the Eglin Other scorers: Ruth Bradshaw, crown. Kennedy-Cooper com-
in another. bination defeated Comdr. and
Eaglettes dump
107; Pat Ashcraft, 96; Betty Deno, Mrs. Edward Bishop in a semi-
Marine Companies Clash In 8Bout'Ring S 45; Joanie Johnson, 4, and Myrna final set-to while their opponentswere
A split second before the buzzer Murphy, 3.
I victorious over Lcdr.. and
sounded to end the game, El- The Crackerjax hold two vic-
Smoker At 2000 Mrs. Les Platt in earlier action.
TonightMarines len Bryan looped in a shot from tories over' Parris Island, scored Comdr. and Mrs. W. G. Wins-
behind the foul line that the
gave last month, 42-22 and 3923.
low will meet ,Comdr. Jewel
from Company 49 of
Crackerjax their one-point vic- .
Airman Preparatory School, and with Co. 49 listed first: Jim Greenvs. Westmoreland and his partner,

the newcomers of Company 01 Ed Berger, 140 pounds Harold tory.Rough play featured Saturdaynight's VP-18 Captures Mrs:Dorothy Doane, in the final
Third Flight match.
tangle in an eight-bout ring pro- Tate Bob
vs. Connelly, 145
encounter, won by Eglin
gram tonight In King Hall. A pounds; Clarence Hannold vs. Pistol Trophy TilE WINSLOWS downed the
led the with
38-31. Bryan scoring
tag team wrestling match, listedas Leo Freston, 146 pounds; Roy John Stones, 1.up, last Sunday

special event, is also on the Shade vs. Renaldo Lowry, 154 At IcelandPatrol while their upcoming foes won
bill, which begins at 2000. pounds. An Admiral watching a young Squadron 18 came blaz- out over Comdr. and Mrs. Dan
Inductee working eagerly but Ettinger, 2 and 1, to enter the
T/Sgt. Marvin Marrelson will ing through to capture first placein
Jim Dill vs. Jean Kreamer, 155 clumsily on the quarterdeck, final round.
be in the corner for the 49ers the Icelandic Defense Forces
pounds; Bernie Grant vs. Joe asked: "How long have you been The team of Flynn-Jackson will
with T/Sgt. Sam Griffin second- Pistol Matches
Yastremski, 158 pounds; George in the Navy, son?" Championship contend with Rod Pinney and
ing the newcomers. its recent in
during deployment
Bennett vs. Paul Shea, 160 "Two months" the boy replied. Dale Conner for the consolationtitle
FOLLOWING IS the program, pounds; Tom Douglas vs. Norm "How long have you been in, that area.Besting. in Flight One while the
Waltzer, 125 pounds.IN some 30 other service
sirT"The Bishops are slated to meet Capt.
AGO Bows 70-65 To
teams composed of Army, Air
II. L. and
TilE SPECIAL tag match Admiral was taken slightly Ferguson Mrs. Barbara
Jax Junior College Police, Air Force squadrons,
Bill Lambrosse, 212, and Bob aback but he good-naturedly Barker for the consolation title
Despite the high scoring of Griffin, 150, of the 49ers, meet answered: "Thirty years." Army Engineers and Navy units, in Flight Two.Page .

guard Bob Combs, Aviation Earl Backus,,145-and Serge Az- "It's hell, ain't it," the young- the VP-18 shooters racked up a .
total of 946 out of
score a possible
Ground officer School's Ensignslost zolini, 185 pounds. ster sympathized.
out to Jax Junior College 1,200 points. .

quintet, 70-65, in an overtime The winners fired late in the

game at King Hall It was the first match and overcame a 915 score rtaaa s'raooois

defeat in cage play for the Ensigns Varsity Golf TryoutsTryouts posted by the highly-regarded an+c x

Army Headquarters team, gener- nwwiat
(
for the 12-man Sta- before the February closing
JAX J C TP AGO TP tion'golf team begin tomorrow date. ally conceded to be the pre-tour-

Oswald, f 10 Taugner l w 10 and wil continue until the 5th Team members will be se- ney.favorite. I

Pittman, L 5 Jankowski, f 4 of February, it was announced lected from the 12 best 36-hole VP-18 team members Ltjg( )

J Strom, f 2 Jones, f 1 this week. scores. Ted Levy, R. L. Dardio, J. R.

Drendler, e_ 23 Peper, c 9 Interested linksters must Additional information on Barnhill and J. S. Cuttita were
:' Joppman, g 8 Combs, g 20 awarded individual trophies in
play two 18-hole qualifying the group may be obtained by
Fox, g 2 Booth, g 9 addition to the championshipteam
rounds and turn in the attested contacting Harvey or Bill
.. King, g 13 Wetzel, g 12 scorecards to the clubhouse, Scarbrough at the golf course. trophy.
Redd, g 7 Some 200 marksmen competedin
or Station Pro Jack Harvey Phone number Is 8157. t dual parr wet v wra.ou
Total 70 Total ..._ 65 the event A..cr slst i
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January: JAX AIR NEWS Page Seven



Planning Holds TW.oGameo No. 2 k Ensigns Pull Away In :




& R Keg Lead Center Cage Action .


Planning No. 2 held 'onto its r.l;,ti y The smooth, flashy Ensigns from Aviation Ground Officers

two-game lead over the rest of School just about secured the NATTCenter basketball league title

the NAS O & R Bowling League Monday night as they surged to a soaring 39-point second half to ,

this week while the other half of defeat Airman Preparatory Schoool, 77-58, in King Hall before

the double entry, Planning No. 1, the largest sports crowd in recent years at the Training Center. .

moved up from third into a sec- j The victory gave the Ensignsa through the twine that gave Ad-
deadlock with Assem two-game lead in the circuit
ond place ministration its first victory of
and only upsets can keep them
the season and a 51.50 victory
bly.The loop leaders dropped their r ti !from winning the first sports over Special Services' Support

second match in a row to second title ever held by AGO School.It Splinters. '

division opposition, losing 2-1 to was experience that broughtthe ;
Minus the service of highscoring -
Metals Division. ex-collegians a victory oveftheir
ninth-place Ned Armentor, who has l left
Marine rivals, most .of the
the
MEANWHILE other Plan-
,
the service, Marine Aviation De-
ning club took advantage of thefrontrunners' latter being ex-high school stars.
tachment third
spilled place.Aviation -
The Preps were just unable to
lapse to intoa
move
with the elusive, tricky of- Storekeepers, 60-58, as two
tie for second -just two games cope
of 24
Boyko's
George points
fense of the Ensigns despite the
off the pace by coming up witha 4i- Al swished through in the final five
brilliant game put up by
3-0 shutout of Ground Check. seconds of play. Coach Nelson
Jones, Airman Tdrward giant.
Production Planning forced the ;r Bottorffs Storekeepers suffered .
JONES ROLLED UP 28 points,
deadlock by beating Assembly,
another defeat last week, losing
11 in the first half and 17 in

21.Nine league bowlers rolled 200- n___ ___ .___ ,_ the second, in virtually a one- out to Aviation Electrician's Mate
School
or-better the LEAPING LENAS High off the ground goes Hal Peper to man scoring stand against AGO. 5750.
Friday night
games sink one for Aviation Ground Officers Schoq against Jax Junior Using tricks and shots that TilE SPARKIES also moved
largest number of keglers in this College. The Ensigns lost In a hectic overtime period 70-65, last into third in
the circuit
tredit the place
would have done to
select group all season. E. S. Mc- Thursday. Left to right are Bob Combs, AGO; Chuck Brendler, :
Creary's 232 led the league for JJC; unidentified JIG player; Peper; Larry Strom JJC Terry Globetrotters, Jones loped all with a resounding 86-56 victoryover
the evening. Taughner, AGO; Dean'Iloppman, JJC; and Gene Janowski, AGO.VC62 over the floor. In addition to his Special Services. .

Team W L Pet scoring he was a tower on de- Coach "Red" Shelton's Airman

fense, swooping the ball from the Preparatory School squad rolledup
Planning No. 2 32 13 .711 VA-172 Remain
Planning No. 1 30 15 .667 backboard and checking closely, the highest score of the sea-

Assembly 30 15 .667 his long arms flapping like con son as they swarmed over Naval

Accessories .,:.., 28 17 .622 dor wings. The Preps made their Air Weapons Systems School, last
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Cowling Shop 26 19 .578 Unbeaten At MainsideThe bid in the second half when they year's champions, 10155.
closed the to 43-38 a's Jones
gap The Ordnancemen hot in
Supply ___, 24 21 .533 were
Production lan. 24 21 .533 Mainside Intramural basketball race remained a three-way Ron Zaeger and Bob Jackson tal- an 80-67 win against Administration '

Electric Shop 23 22 .511 proposition this week as VA-172, VC-62 and Hospital all picked up lied in quick succession, but with Aspergen, Braddish,

Metals Division 23 22 .511 victories and tightened their hold over the rest of the league. Peper, Wetzel, and a beautiful Gary Ravin and Ernie Broadnax ,
under-basket shot by Combs off-
Masters & Fore. 22 23 .489 With only about three weeksof on fire. Kenny, Edwards and
Emergency Rep. -20 25 .444 play remaining the Terrific points-or-better scorers in a con- set the Airman's splurge. Chuck Lawson scored high for r; \ <
test with FAW-11 which the Fas- LAST-SECOND FOUL shots
the Feathers.
Machinists 19 26 .422 Trio seem to have wrapped up
ronites 9160. Joe Tenda brought victories in the NATT-
won,
Power Plant 18 27 .400 most of. the championship con- Coach Vin Anania used 11
scored 28,. Willis Diosi hit 24 and Center basketball league to Ad- '
Engineering 17 28 .378 sideration to themselves, but the players, led by Terry Taugner
Tony Garcia netted 20 tallies. ministration and Marine Aviation
Metals No. 2 ___ 13 32 .289 question still remains unsettled and Fred Wetzel, as Aviation
Ground Check 12' 33 .267 as,Jto just which one of the three Newcomer VP-16 lost two Detachment last week. Ground Officers School spun past
during the week while Fouled one second before the
.
+ will annex the crown. games Naval Air Weapons System
Next Thursday's battle betweenthe winning only one and ended up final whistle, Wayne Frei left- School, 60-31,'Buchholz was high
in a seventh-place tie with Ope- handed a brace of push shots
TennismenCampaign Blue Bolts and ComRon 62 for the Missilemen.
rations and VA-175. The Patrol-
should leave the winner as the Current standings, as of Tues
odds-on favorite for the title. men face a heavy slate of action
Mittmcn BestedByBrunswick day (A. M.), January 17: "
OF 74 GAMES played in this week.
OUT Teams W L Pet.
Eye Rugged the loop this season, the three Current standings, as of Tues- AGO School 9 0 1.000

cage clubs together have won day (A. M.), January 17: AN-P School 8 2 .800

28 while losing only one. Teams W L Pet. Salvaging two out of seven MarAvDet JL 6 3 .667

I Fourth-place Fasron 6 bopped VA-172 10 0 1.000 bouts, the Jax Navy ring team AE School 6 3 .667 '

two opponents during the weekto VC-62 9 0 1.000 remains one down to Glynco AK School 5 4 .556

The 1956 Station varsity tennis stay in the running with a Hospital 9 1 .900 Navy in the home and home AO School 3 5 .375

season's record of seven wins and Fasron 6 7 3 .700 series. NavAirWeaps _-.:L 1 .7 .125
program opens with a meetingfor
all interested racketwieldersat three losses. The Service Squadron Fasron 109 5 4 .555 Victors earlier in Jax, Coach Administration 1 7 .125 ,

Special Services, Building 930 downed O & R, 80-43, and VF-173 1_ 5 4 .555 Bob Perkins' outfit, ran into Special Services 1 9 .100
,
at 1300 on January 23, it was an- then defeated Operations, 73-64, Operations 5 5 .500 trouble last Thursday and .. I

nounced this week. with Veastej Haywood tallying VA-175 5 5 .500 dropped five to the Georgians

The Jax Navy netters face moreor 16 points. Jesse Crowder of the VP-16 2 2 .500 Frankie Dawkins, welter, Ten Pin PlayCommences :
losers scored 19 markers to lead FAW-11_ 4 5 .445
and Steve middle-
less a ,rebuilding season after Perry,
the departure of Ben Sobieraj j, both quintets.A VW-4 3 6 .333 weights, brought victories for In
Communications 3 7 .300
individual scoring re- Jax. Losers Bill Mohr
diminutive court ace who un- new were ,
doubtedly must rank as the finest cord was hung up last Wednes- VAH-1 3 7 .300 welter; Joe Culmo, welter; Mainside Loop .:

player in NAS Jacksonville net day when Don Sweitzer of Hospital Faetu 3 7 .300 Dan Miura, feather, and Bob ,

history. swished 37 points in a 73-54 O&R 1 8 .111 Profitt, heavyweight. Electronics and Dispensary
0 10 .000
Personnel
Bantam Ben fought his way to victory over VW4. Sweitzer also bowled to a 2-2 tie Monday night ito

the 1955 all-Navy Singles title came back to tally 27 more on officially open the Mainside

and on into the Inter-Service Ten- Friday when his club bowled Bowling League and ComFairJaxtook

nis tourney before being elim- over VF-173, 81-60, giving hima up where it left off last Fall

inated. total of 64 points for the week. with an easy 4-0 victory over :

HOWEVER, COACH Leon Wil- FASRON 109 HAD three 20- Public Works. I

son of Fasron 109 is not the least All Monday night openers were t I

bit pessimistic over this year's Center Bowling American league games; National I

outlook and even predicts that loop play began Tuesday evening I

the '56 court unit will have greater Opens Tuesday with Communications scheduledto

overall strength and depth. entered the face VA-44, VW-4 against VC- I
With 12 teams ,
Returning to the Flier fold this NATTCenter bowling league will 62 and VF-173 rolling against J
season are Wilson, a team mem- VA-172's Blue Bolts.
ber in open play next Tuesday evening :::4 may I
1955, Jack Candland and
Originally, all play in the league
with six matches on tap at 1800
Lcdr.team Len Curtis who will act as and 2000. Play will be on Tues- r : was slated for one division, i

manager. day and Thursday evenings. but two more teams entered after I
Newcomers are expected to include Jax Air News press time last
Hunter Bell, Comdr. Dick Teams entered include two 'f: 44rp
week bringing the total to 26,
Lieurance from Airman Preparatory School, :
and Dean Barnett
w. so the loop was split into two 13.
xir
TRYOUTS FOR the eight-man AK School, AO School, Adminis- ,,.., team divisions.
squad will begin late next weekon tration, AE School, AGO School, ;o'" .
Services, Marine Aviation 'l ComFairJax, with scores of 742, .
therubico-surfaced Boone Park Special :
courts-site of all the Fliers' Detachment, and three from Naval ''- h.y ,, r
home matches this Air Weapons System School. Public Works who could do no
season. I ) better than 605 in the final game.
Eight matches of a proposed Airman School* is defending '::j. .
18-20 game slate have already champion and will be seeking its [ Electronics and Dispensary

been scheduled, including home third straight bowling title. !: ". : .........w...... <. 4 fought to a dead heat in the first

and home contests with the Uni- t CASEY AT'"BAT" Casey Maze lashes out with a drive to of their three games, with each

versity of Florida, Duke and My breakfast lies over the ocean, open the back nine holes for his foursome In last Sunday's all- team tallying 656 totals. Dispen-

Presbyterian College. The Fliers My dinner .lies over the sea, Station Mixed Two-Ball golf tourney. Eyeing Maze's swine are sary got credit for a win, how-
will this car- (left to right) his wife and partner, Mrs. Maze; and their oppo- ever, when it rolled a higher
open the season at home I'm just a new man on nents Howard and Mrs. "Boots" Greer. The Maze duo downedthe
against Florida U. on March 12, rier, Greer's 4 and 2 Irt a semi-final match and will play Saturday single frame score in a playa

Coach Wilson revealed. Don't bring, any supper to me. In the first flight finals. In the second game.

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I: : ;\Poll Shows Youth Rates Navy Lower Than AF I Action -


(Continued from Page X)
The concern of the Defense no doubt is that 37 per cent of napolis. The t e r rrt "military although 12 per cent said the ba- .
I lack of the lads would rather be in the brass" held ual behavior.OF .
Department over the was favorably by 46 sis for promotion is "politics, pullor
I.interest in military career Air Force in event of anotherwar per cent of the lads, with 21 per influence." TilE SAME NUMBER, 83

service is evidenced by the with only 26 per cent favoring cent ill-disposed toward it, and MOST OF THE teen-agers recruits drink alcoholic beverages

expenditure of $19,700 for a the Navy 22 the Army and. r2 per cent undecided. looked upon military service as to varying degrees, either
6 cent the Marine Corps. The irresponsibly, without concern
detailed public opinion poll per Exactly half the teenagersthink
conducted by Dr. George Gal. rest just didn't care. an "ornerous obligation" to be for their actions after imbibingtoo
is better
a man financially
Three out of 10 teenagers gotten over as soon as possible. freely, or to forget temporarily -

lup.The pollsters went out Into the would rather be seen in an Air off in civilian life, while 29 per Only eight in 100 even thought their personal problems., It is

field and asked both adults and Force uniform, 20 per cent liked cent believed the opposite. Adults, they might like it as a career. Of significant, he said, that only sever

teen-agers what they thought of the Navy uniform, 16 per cent however were 41 per ceht surea the 1031 young men questioned, en per cent adopt the habit after

the armed forces. The results the Army's and 15 per cent the man is better off in the sere two out of three gave as their entering the service.

shed a harsh light upon the difference Marines'. ice, and 33 per cent believe he source of information in forming The Secretary of Defense views

I between what the military MORE THAN HALF would like "does better" in the service. Bet their opinions those who have al. this moral let-down among so

thinks of itself and the opinions to go to a military academy, with ter than three out of four adults ready served in the armed forces. many of the nation's youth as

I held by its teen-aged sourceof 35 per cent preferring the new also believe military personnel, The rest named newspapers, tele- a dangerous hazard to a responsible -

manpower. Air Force Academy, 29 per cent officer and enlisted, are promoted vision, movies and personal ex and disciplined military es-

Unwelcome news to the Navy West Point, and 23 per cent An- on merit and length of service, I perience. I tablishment. At a time when the
military mission has passed beyond

that of destruction of an en-

... WEEKEND TIDE Ex-POW Re-Ups; emy, permitting a certain rugged

HIGH LOW r rough-and-readiness, to that of
AM. P.M. AM. P.1\1. Terms Jax Duty helping to maintain world peace,

i FrI. 12:31: 12:46: 6:38: 6:57: when discipline is essential, the

\ Sat. 1:27: 1:44: 7:41: 7:57: Among The BestAn Navy Bureau of Personnel and the
Sun. 2:28: 2:49: 8:49: 9:02: Commandant of the Marine Corps

ex-POW of VF-171, who have charged comma ding offi.

was taken prisoner less than six cers of all ships and shore stations

months after the outbreak of to take action to protect
i mmmmFOR moral and spiritual values vitalto
\ WWII and was not freed until
cessation of hostilities, termed V a democratic nation.

RENT Jacksonville duty "among thejest" r "THIS IS A JOB that demands
.. 3 bdrm. hse. Nr. NAS. Off Park
as he shipped-over here officer and petty officer personnel
St. EV 8-6833 (after 1800)). this week for his Anal four years. trained in leadership and dedicated -

2. bdrm. unfurn. hse. 7165 103rd. Ralph Pate, ADC, a. native of and committed to the task,"

St. EV 82033. Duncan. Columbus, Ga.:; was prisoner of 4 _* h Chaplain Kelly asserted.. He advocated

: 1 bdrm. furn. apt. 2660 Forbes. the Japanese for over three years, small discussion groups,
EV 73697. Snow. and scarcely knew when VJDaycame. classes in character education,
use of special books now being
5 rm. furn. apt. Bath. 2636 MyraSt.
.EV 72763. Murphy. At the surrender of Corregidor, published for Navy use, movies
and various other visual aids.
3 rm. furn. apt. Elec. furn. 4504 he' was stationed on Fort Hughes
Irvington, Ave. EV 86768. Car Army Base with a Naval battal. The chaplain was accompaniedby
'. .
ney. ion serving as a beach defense. ..... :<*';,;mx; :,:;:>;: :::>> -;<;-;"'* ._ Chaplain Frank Adams, head
1 3 bdrm. furn. hse. $87.50. EV 9- "We on May 9 LAST HITCH Pate ADC left of of the Navy Reserve Chaplain
\ were captured -Ralph ( ), an ex-prisoner Corps, and Chaplain Roland
0259. Connor. 1942," Pate recalled, "and takento war of WWII, is congratulated by Comdr. William Laliberte, Sixth
Goduim of his reenlistment for his final four Faulk. Naval District Chap
3 bdrm. hse. $100. 4776 skipper on years.
various POW prior toour' VF-l'Ui
I St. PO 52137. Nelson. camps Attached to Chief Pate was a prisoner all but six monthsof lain. Seminars have been held in
3258 liberation in September the war. Charleston, S. C.,-Parris Island, S.
I 1 bdrm unfurn. gar. apt. "
him
1945. Post-war duty saw
C., and Athens, Ga. 'Two more
Broadway Ave. EV 8-0393. with Fighter Squadron 71 at were held this week in Miami

Scott. Quonset Point, R. I., and with
and Key West.
I 2 rm. unfurn. apt. Lakeshore, Fasron Six:"here prior,to duty YA'KlldW/ .
4633 Wheeler Ave. Lakeshore
with VF171. _
94275. Groves. JlrtIldPl I NsweRG" TW I
Chief Pate finds Jacksonville SERVICEMEN AND THEIR RequestContinued
; Home trailer. 4025 Rendale Dr. Tt46 VETERANS
"excellent for duty" and describeshis
Zinzel.' EVERY MY_.: ( from Page 1))
squadron duty as the finest '
nine to birth through 14
2 bdrm. unfurn. hse. Murray Hill, years
6244 Wilson Blvd. EV 74349. since he first joined the Navy in Q-I am a veteran of WWI and years, further recommending that
.
I Zimmerman. October 1939. I am receiving VA compensationfor nected compensation.QI each state initially extend the age

3 rm. furn. apt. 3253 Dignan St. He was reenlisted by Comdr. a service-connected disability. am taking flight training priority being observed for only
EV 81760. Valentine. William Laliberte, commandingofficer I am eligible for social security under the Korea GI Bill. Becauseof five years beyond the basic age

1 bdrm. in priv. home. 4002 Mc of VF-171. payments. If I apply for these bad weather, I didn't receive priority of five through nine
will any instruction at all last month. Hence, in some states the
Girts Blvd. EV 9-2477. Currie. payments, %my compensationbe years.
3 bdrm. hse. 5417 Kingsbury. CO dell.MISCELLANEOUS cut off? How much of a GI training allowance age priority may be one throughten

45671. StovalL Ride wanted to NATTCenter from A-No. Receipt of social security will I receive for the years, in another three

FOR SALE 5300 blk. on Freemont in Lake- payments wll have no month? through ''twelve year;

3 bdrm. hse. Low equity, $57 mo. shore. Hrs; 07301610. Mary effect on your VA compensation.You A-You will not receive any The Florida State Board of
in'the
5212 Seasbray Ave. Ext. 303. Hamilton. Ext. 547. nil continue to receive compensation allowance. Under the law, allowances Health reports a big decline

Davis. Ride wanted to 0' Club from checks for the usual may not be paid for number of polio cases duringthe

3 bdrm. hse. 1433 Daka St. EV College and Rubel. Hrs; 0800. amount because there is no income any month during which GI 1955 calendar year. With a
80237. Reese. 1630. Tina Sniss. Ext. 8154. limitation for service-con- flight trainee. receive no in. week remaining in that period,
459 cases were reported in 1955as
2 bdrm. C. B. hse. $41 mo. 5420 struction.
compared with the record of
Lois Ave., Nr. Lenox. Daurghty.Unfurr. Q-My husband died, leavingme
*
1954 which allows a total ot 1,776.
hse. 5907 110 St. Wes-
a GI Insurance policy. At the
.
The Salk vaccine and the "nat.
connett. EV 83166. Smith. time of his death, he owed some
ural decline generally followingan
3 bdrm. hse. 5142 Tennat Court. % bills, which I plan to pay as soon ,
.
exceptional heavy for
year
EV 72846. Void. aspossible Do his creditors have
2 bdrm. hse. Low equity, $56 mo. f polio were the two main reasons
1 any right to seize the GI Insurance "
for the decline, according to the
EV 80926. Bell. policy in order to get their
State Board of Health.So .
'
3 bdrm. hse? G. I. equity, 5211 money immediately?
I far the vaccine has been ad.
Seaspray Ave. EV 72618. Rid-
; :4E A-No. Proceeds of 'a GI in. ministered to nearly half of Flor

surance policy are exempted by ida's youngsters in the five-to-
Scoul Board Acts On
: law from the claims of creditors. nine age group, state figures

They may not be seized or show. About three-quarter mil
Promotions, BadgesThe attached to repay your bus lion dollars was allocated to Florida -

Boy Scouts' Board of Re- L band's debts. by the government under the

view passed on three achieve Q--I obtained a GI home loan federal program.
.
ments and 15 merit badges last I. when the maximum guaranty was

Wednesday night at the Naval $4,000. Since then, it was raisedto Floridian, Californian

Air Station Scout Hall. ..".. ..! a. 1: $7,500. Would I therefore be entitled Earn School Honors

Captain James J. McKinstry, II" ,' ':,W to another GI home loan to A Coast Guard chief petty of
acting as Chairman of the Board, '''A ,."'',' w"'"'{":':>-Oi"rjG: /. be guaranteed for the difference, ficer, George Pyle, ALC, of St.

and his associates certified Roger or $3,500? Petersburg, Fla., was the honor

Allen Jr., for promotion to Life Q-Ye*. You would be entitledto student in last week's graduatingclass
Scout. Cecil Jones and Terry another home loan having a from Aviation Electrician'sMate

Merrifield passed the requirements maximum &guaranty of $$3,500.. School Class B.
I for Star Scout. Merit sir Reporting here from Elizabeth
Q-.I am a disabled veteran in
badges were approved in First NAVY CRUISER TO SCOUTS This 30-foot cruiser is being City, N. C., he will return to duty
Aid, Firemanship, Fishing and hoisted aboard a trailer ot be hauled to Brunswick., for use school under Public Law 16. Would there.
Aviation. by the Explorer Scouts. The cruiser was declared surplus abouta I be entitled to VA dental treat- Honor student in AE School
year ago and in accordance with Defense Department policy ment if I need it to prevent inter-
) The Court of Honor for the was offered as a gift to the Boy Scouts of America. The Okefe- uptlon of training Class A was Loren Harshmen,
Muskogee District will be held nokee Area Council at Brunswick, Ga., accepted the offer and my AEAN, of Shave Lake, Calif., who
Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Church picked up the cruiser here at NAS. The boat is in need of major A-Yes. You would be entitled joined the Navy in February,
of the Good Shepherd, corner of repairs which will be done by members of the Explorer Scoutsat to dental treatment to 1955. He has been assigned to
Brunswick. Loading the boat is, a crew from the NAS BoatHouse
y I, Park and Stockton Streets. avoid interrupting your training., NAS Miramar, Calif., for duty.I .

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