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Title: Jax air news
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: June 13, 1957
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Safety AwardsGo



JflX 1N To ThreeCommands .



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The Navy's coveted moloi,

VOL-15 No. 10 U. S. N. A. S. Jacksonville, Fla 13 June 1957 vehicle safety and industrial
safety awards will be pre
sented to three local com-
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'< mands in a ceremony today at
1100 at the Station's band-] \

shell.

Rear Adm. Delbert S. Corn-

well, Commander Fleet Air Jack _
sonville and Commander Naval

Air Bases Sixth Naval District,
will make the presentations on
$ behalf of the Secretary of the


: Navy.RECEIVING THEM will be

-. Capt. William S. Harris, com
manding officer, NAS Jacksonville

w x ; Capt. C, L. Moore Jr., com

sk .. 1 manding officer, Naval Air Tech
: nical Training Center, and Capt.

B. N. Ahl, commanding officer,
: ': 1 Naval Hospital

.. : NAS Jacksonville is the only
command to receive the motor
vehicle safety award. It is the
fourth year it has won this

award, the others having been received -
0wd ., in 1951, '52 and '55. Statistics .
released by the safety engineer
of the Station show that in
;4: f the period Jan. 1 through Oct. 31 I.

\:: ;; a.L-2 1956, All Navy rates were: 85,060
p average miles-per-accident; casualties -
per 100,000 miles, .12; and
damage cost per 100,000 mile,

< $209.19.
V r 1r ,w N f NAS Jax rates in the .same

period were: average miles-pei-

:; accident, 106,131; casualties per
r 100,000 miles, .942; and damagecost
I per 100,000 miles, $140.03.

ALL THREE commands will
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receive the industrial safety
award NAS Jacksonville fate

---' SALVAGE YARD DAMAGE Here is a tlew of the center area of the Navy Salvage Yard, two in 1956 were: accident frequency,
Yard miles south of the Station's main rate, after being struck by a tornado. The plane In center, In the 1.48; and severity, 546. NATT-
Salvage yard for salvage, lays on its back, while debris Is strewn over the area. The smelter shed, (above) lost Center rates in 1956 were: accident
its roof and sides, but the main portion withstood the blow. The tornado caused an estimated $21,000In I frequency .230; and severIty -

Area Hit By ----damage- and narrowly missed--the--Station.. ---- (More-photos- !..on Page 8.) 7.00. Naval Hospital rates:

29 At NATTCenter were: accident frequency, 2.14;
TornadoNaval 'Instantaneous Teller' and severity, .299.
This is the sixth industrial l
Air Station Jacksonville 50 Whitehats' Chief'sChapeaus Instituted At Dank safety award won by NAS Jack-
A fast service for check
narrowly escaped the new sonville, the others having been
has been institutedat
tornado and forceful winds depositors won in 1948, '51 '52, '54, and '55.
which ripped through parts of the Barnett National Bank It is fifth industrial safety award
Here June 16A Office aboard the
Duval County last Saturday, Facility Naval Air Station. won by NATTCenter, in consecutive -
Only Navy area hit was the order. The Naval Hospital
Salvage Yard, south of the total of 50 first class petty officers from various commands The new service Iii called takes it for the third consecutive
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Naval Air Station, where the at NAS Jax will don the coveted chief's cap June 16, it "Instantaneous Teller. year.
tornado caused an estimated has been reported It works this way: You do BY COMPARISON, Bureau of

$21,000 damage.The Those from NAS are Franklin not have to stand in line any. (Please turn to Page 8, Col. 2)Proficiency >)>
Estes Joseph
Gerald Dunn James .
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tornado ripped throughthe Jones, ACCA, and Sylvester Futch, Franklin Guenther, more if you wish to deposit a -
with terrific Burch I check. You endorse your check
salvage yard MACA.
John S. Holmes Jr. Alfred
I lag.
force, destroying several build. Only one corpsman at the and drop it in a box slot along
nemmo, Jack McKibben, William
ings, equipment and strewing Naval! Hospital made promotion. with deposit book or duplicateslip
McKinnon Charles Moody Bobby
Moves
debris throughout the yard. In lIe was Ura Bryant, HMCA. Reese, Charles Roberts, Fred near the manager's desk. Pay
fact sheet metal sidings and The bank will mail back
VARIOUS squadrons reported
Smith, Richard Smith, Clarence
roofings from buildings were CPO promotions as follows: David Swaringen, Jr., John Uhr, and your deposit book or duplicateslip. Step NearerPreliminary
blown into the Naval Air Station Laurel AMCA VF-43) .
( )
; (Please turn to Page 8, Col. 2))
proper, some two miles away. George Gillett, AQCA, and Ray- guide lines for
A UNIT OF the Supply De- mond Kuzia, AQCA (VAH-3)); putting proficiency pay promo-

partment, the Salvage Yard reclaims Robert Wyatt, ADCA, and Ralph xHa .... ;. .. tions into effect have been sent
usable parts from salvage. Totito, CSGA (VA-175). .' ', : to the Armed Services which
"%t r soon will meet jointly for discussions -
able and other
planes equipmentand Barney Pride, YNCA; Louis
stores scrap metal for sale Fedele, AECA; Robert Daring, aimed at establishingfirm ,:
to commercial bidders.A guide lines insuring rcu-
AMCA; Marvin Curtis, AKCA;
first-hand account of the and Willard Olsey, AECA, of VP- sonable uniformity.The .
storm was given by William En- 18. final guide lines should be

gelman, AMI, who was on watchat issued in July, to be followed
Farris Chessher, YNCA; William '
the when the r with separate rules for the individual
salvage yard
Purcell, AECA; and Phillip (1 ... services.
tornado hit."IliAD ":!
HEARD of the storm Rieg, AECA (FAETU-2)). ,{.. : The Navy's suggestion that the

via radio and was giving the LLOYD BALDINI, YNCA (VA- proficiency pay of a sailor be
yard a good check when I heard 44)); John Hall, AMCA (VP-16)); 1 1UI stopped when he is transferred
this rumbling noise-a noise thatis J. E. Erwin, AMCA; Billy Cyrtis, to shore duty or to another job
hard to describe. Like a dozen AECA; and Jack McFce, AMCA where his specialized skill is less
.
freight trains passing by over a (VFP-62)), vital, appears to be a lost cause.
corrugated road. No promotions to chief petty The Navy considers a rating

"I saw the tornado, at about officer will be affected at VW-4 critical when that rating Is below

1715, with its funnel shaped tail, until January 15: it was reported.At f \ 75: percent of its petty officer requirement -
swaying from side to side, right the Naval Air Reserve S yM By June 30 it expectsto
Training Unit, Howard Harlow have nine critical ratings.
, in line with Collins Rd. (south of : '
the yard). In the funnel of the made YNCA. However, it's anybody'g guess
tornado you could see the debris, i TilE LARGEST number of what the Defense 'Departmentwill
including trees, whirling in 8'' promotions to chief *as reportedby ___...__.,._._mmn._.,- .... ...._______._n.m__._____ 'm__ tag the so-called critical rat.
circular motion within the fun NATTCenter where a total of TWO FOR ONE Receiving the two silver bars of a Marine ings and military occupation
made the Corps captain from his wife, Is Willis Fairley. Looking on with fields as areas in which the pro.
nel. I immediately lit for the 29 first class personnel
Interest Is Lt. Col. Eugene Mcintyre, commanding officer of the I \ to
guard shack closed the door and flclency pay can be jjiytn
Marine Aviation Detachment 'at NATTCenter. Capt. Fairley wai
(Please turn to Pare 8, Col. 4)) I cap.They included Floyd Brown, retired recently at a rtfmtonparade.\ qu.lI(1( personnel


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PaRa 2 JAX AIR NEWS 13 June 1957

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VA-176, VA-35. VP-18 Report i



J11nt s Scouting Squadrons



Published every .Thurnday for Navy and Marine activities at naval Air _
Station, Jacksonville, VA-176 n
Florida.NAB, Jacksonville] and afloat. I
Capt William S. Harris _..__..... ........ ,-,??,?-...-. Commanding Officer One week gone, 251.5 hours Two members of the "Thunder- Y
Cotndr. Robert II. Smith -.-_.. ..._._ Executive omcer Thunderbolts con- 3k
Fleet Air""'...."'"" flown, as the bolts" taking leave during June
Hear Adm. Delbert S. f "'--' '| _. Commander tinue to fly toward a June goal of the skipper Lcdr. Scott
,
Capt. S. S. Searcy, Jr. _, .. Chief of StaffFleet With help from are
Air Wing Elena 1,000 hours. no Cummins and Ltjg( ) Grady liar-

('apt. Sidney I S. Lawrence .. .....,...... a.------vPlm7J.leComdr. the weatherman early in the rison.
Chief of Staff
T. S. White the
week, more low levels on *
Naval Air Technical Training Center
Cnpt. Charles L. Moore, Jr. ........... Commanding Officer schedule board should meet this VA-35
Comdr. Wlllied E. llvshmon _.... ........ Executive Officer
Naval HiptUl week's quota. Preparing for night carrier

Capt. nenjumln N. AM .__ ____ Commanding Officer Welcome aboard to Ensign
Capt. Marcy Slwppu-.._. ..............-..,,, Executive Officer qualifications on the Saratoga in
NARTU Jack Bivins from AGO School, July, VA-35 is now flying almost

Capt. Norman O. Anderson .- ,.- ,,-, -, -,- __ Commanding( Officer ADI reporting from
Comdr. William E. Hardy u ... -.... ......?,....!-, -,-. Executive Officer John Kellis, around the clock.In .
Fasron 9, and to "James Lippert,
The JAX AIR NEWS Is published at the U. S. Natal Air Station order to facilitate maximum s
Jacksonville' Florida and printed commercially with appropriated/ fundsat YNSN, arriving from Bainbridge flying time, a wing system has
no expense' to the government and in compliance with NAVEXOS 1VB.: Hl'v. NTC. s
Nov. 1915. Conies are distributed free of charge' at the Naval Air Station, the been established under which
Naval Air Technical Training! Center, Naval Air Reserve Training Unit, and the VA-176 will lose its maintenance -
U. S. Naval Hospital half of the squadron works from

Service Information Officer ,..... ,,--, *.*. Dave Deesley officer, a plank owner, this 0730 until 1600, and the other half

Managing Editor: Andrew II. Tlaney week when Lcdr. Eugene Carroll works from noon until late in the
Assistant Editor Cordon nobble; Staff Reporters Kay Button; Jack leaves for the Naval War College.
Holmes, Pill; Lynn Vveldman, JO3; John Isbell, JOSN; ben Slar, SA; evening on night FCLP's. The
.Phyllis Fletcher; Staff Photographer James Moore, 1'Hl Under his guidance the maintenance two wings rotate weekly between
The JAX Alll NEWS Is a* member<< ot the Armed Forces Press Service, contributed
AFrs material appearing I In this publication may not withoutthe department the early and late shifts.
written permission I of Armed Forces Press Service RepubiPcation r of other greatly to the fine safety recordof
matter except by service publications, Is prohibited without permission of I Two new pilots reporting to
JAX AIR the "Thunderbolts" and performed
Editor: NEWS.: I
Editorial offices located Main Administration Dulldlng. Phone extension notch ashoreRECEIVES the squadron fresh out of the
job
a top
8346 216 or $164.CREDIT. training command and eager to

': fly are Ensigns Wendell Littrell I '

: ,r \wr'7, of Palm Beach, Fla., and Arthur
UNIONDA .... '.<'" : .* {,',*..:
'
!. \: Marks of Bradford, Penn Both

TA are undergoing a thorough squadron

indoctrination.New 6
Credit Unions and !-
Management. in the enlisted ranks areA
Credit Unions have removed ;1
C Means, AO1, who reported = e 1
problems'from the desksof
many
from NATTCenter Jacksonville;
management. How relieving "
By e J. C. Coppenger, AE1, who re
,
,employees of financial wor- ': ,'.
{p fi" > ported from Charleston Naval AND STILL GROWING -
ries-and in turn making for a
Receiving Station, S. C., and J. A. Comdr. Wilfred E. Kleshman,
better workman reducing the
executive officer of NATTCrn-
Wronski, PN3, whose last stationwas
sickness and accident rate f ter, makes his daily check uf
brought on by worried employees. 1 -'.. 2rr...: the USS Franklin D. Roose- the gigantic tomato vines whlih
Social Changes. velt. Welcome aboard 1 he has grown at his home

Congratulations are due to the aboard the Station. Now ovrr
Your Credit Union has brought VA-35 bowling team. Captainedby 10 feet in height, Comdr. Flesh-

about one of the great social advancements man is trying for 11. Also, he
C. W. Runyon, ATI, they
in our generation.Men revealed that he is the posj>fs-
placed second in the Cecil Field sot of a watermelon patch, but
and of modest
women means competition ending last week. failed to indicate the size of the
have developed for themselves
Members of the team were Ltjg( ) rneltns.
their of
own source personal
G. L. DeGeer, Ltjg( ) G. B. Van

credit. They have learned to con- ....... i ...--... -____ ......... Valkenburg, Ltjg( ) S. H. Block, flights to assure topnotch pro
trol their money democratically.In ficiency among flight crew num
\V' -( COMMISSION Willie S. Harrison G. G. Werner ATC and D.
other words, little people have (left) of P. bers.
NAS Jax Marine Barracks is shown receiving; commission as CWO- Case, AN
learned to do for themselves a 4 from MaJ. Louis J. Sartor, commanding officer of the Marine Bar During the past couple of

service which in the past has been racks. CWO Harrison, in the Corps since June 22, 1927, will retire weeks, VP-18 welcomed aboard
Aug. 31 and plans to make Jacksonville his home. During his V P-18
done by the giant banking system long
career, CWO Harrison service in A great deal of several new officers; Ensign Ron-
Credit Unions do it saw Nicaragua, Haiti, Spain, activity was
more China, Japan and Okinawa. He fought with the First Marine Divi evident around the VP-18 aid Wichman,. Ensign Robert
area
humanely, more inexpensivelyand sion during the Korean campaign. recently as personnel prepared Muller, Ltjg( ) Robert Driggers
more efficiently
for the Ensign Russel Lyster, Ensign;
Using Your Money Wiser New High School Metals Society AdministrativeMaterielInspection administered Dean Jones and Ensign Robert
If you need money for a real by the
Egan for from the
reporting duty
Fleet Air
good purpose and have a nice Wing Eleven Staff.

savings account in the Jax Navy Given First-Hand View Of Navy The inspection was held on training command.

Federal Credit Union, don't drawit Thirteen members of the June 4 and a final grade of 92.47 Also recently welcomed aboard
recently organized "Brotherhood for in the high were Lcdr. David Anderson re
out. You find the excellent category
may expenseof the Advancement of Science and
Engineering-all of whom have
received. porting from Airship Devron
loan for few months in
a a
just graduated from Lee School
High -spent Monday and Tuesday and
Immediately Eleven, NAS Key West, Fla.
lieu of will upon
withdrawing be off. completing
under the wing of the
Navy the
touring NAS Jacksonville Overhaul
the Lcdr. Gordon Blake from Aviation
set by the dividend that your and Repair Department and the aircraft inspection, all hands turned
carrier
Franklin D
savings, if left in your account, Roosevelt at NAAS Mayport. to in preparation for the Opera Officer's Safety Course, Uni
__ u tional Readiness versity of Southern California;
would bring you. If confronted The fledgling Brotherhood, Inspection to beheld

with this sort of problem, go in, which also includes a member or sics, mechanical engineering, later in June. There will bea and Lcdr. Ralph Dannettcll Jr.,

talk it over freely with your two from Bolles Military Academy medicine, astronomy, photography rush of last minute trainingA from the staff of Comcardiv 18.

Credit Union folks. They try to is a junior component of the electronics and metallurgy.

do what is best for you, the mem- American Society for Metals. Sev- When the graduates leave for Little

ber. eral of the nation's leading met- college next fall, high school Courtesy Never Hurls;

Have Depressions Affected Credit allurgists, in fact, have assumedthe juniors and sophomores already

Unions? expense of sending the lads on are prepared to keep the organization In Fact It Can Save TragedyPeriodically

During the depression of the a trip to Oak Ridge in August to active. At college the mem- ,

early 30s, many banks were visit the National Research Lab- bers plan to establish higher ( the Jax Air News will present "Accident Cases "

forced to curtail their operations. oratories, and local industrial level branches of the Brother taken from the files of the Security Department, of actual traffic:
Very few Credit Unions fell into
plants also have hood.
their
opened accidents aboard the Station. .
This is the third in a series)
that category as indicated by the doors to the group. TilE BOYS WERE .
growth of the movement in that TilE LADS MAY BE escorted Vehicles 1 and 2, shown in
young,
through the 0 & R Department ,
-
period. but they have serious ideas for by L. L. Judy, chief heat treater, drawing, were exiting a parkinglot 'ral'k1.
No. of Credit mulated by the urgent need for and Nathaniel Barber located southside of York- < "
preserva- .
Year 1929 Unions scientists and engineers. Member tion technologist. It was more town Avenue. Operator of vehicle .H'T: : "

974 ship in the Brotherhood dependson than a tour, with all the No. 1 "
1931 group alleged that he had
1,500 real interest in nuclear stoppedand
phy-
1933 2,016 showing intelligent interest in the looked both ways prior to "f"1

1935 3,506 engineering features involved in i entering Yorktown. {

Today 18,000 Outpatient Clinic overhauling modern aircraft. At the same moment that ve- ,
Under
Doubling Your Money. the escort of Comdr hicle No. 1 started forward ..

The high annual dividend rate Closed Saturdays Harry Huester, they were takenon of vehicle No. 2 cut sharply operator .. .. ...'
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actually means that you reach The NAS Jacksonville out- carrier an engineering FDR similar tour of the big in front of No.' 1 and struck ". /1\1.t .

your goal that much faster. $100 to the one the latter on the right front side. ,.'
allowed to remain in this Credit patient department, Dispen- taken a week ago by members o f \
.
Union for a period of 18 years sary, Building Eight, will be the American Society for Metals Both vehicles sustained dam- !' / .

with a four percent dividend will closed on Saturdays, begin- The group was 'welcomed by ages, but due to low speeds in 'I '

bring you $202.58. ning June 22, Capt. T. D. Tyra, 0 & R officer pulling out of the parking lot, ,: ...
:
The closing of facilities one Among the members was John damages were slight. This accident ('".

BC-BS Payments Due day a week is required be- Ahl, son of Capt. B. N. Ahl, com. need not have happened at ; .. :

Blue Cross-Blue Shield cause of the shortage of medi- manding officer of the Nava 1 all, no matter how slight the : :

miums for the month of June pre-are cal officers due to Air Group Hospital. damages, had either operator extended I L' : /

deployments and detachmentof a small "
due on June 17-18. This includesnew The first amount of driving t..; '. :{yOS; t'l OWN' .AVBr
medical officers without replacement detachment of US de courtesy.


become members o effective. whose.June 15.contracts from stroyers Boston sailed, April for WW 24, 1917 I action car Courtesy can cut down while accidents.driving your : .:" ;'' '' .: '. : :i' ': "'.:'.. .:' :'o



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FRA Branch 126 ,. ,, .".., '.. t,'* : '1" .' fi" p'f' f q V1{
'\ I. it $ I""II: : ; .
: : : : tWiI > 1. ; : 'tf.
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Conducts Annual ; 1 > ". :.. ,


Memorial < k .'.,... .. ....' ,: ,.''.''' 'Jl'l' \ .
,,,,. t: .
The 1 '; \ :

Clellan,destroyer under ::. :. ,: : ; : ,

Comdr. T. L .' *"". '"'' .."'" \ : -

moorings at > 4
morning for a short r

special significance

ian men and

aboard With TheToastmasters _
Occasion was the

morial Service for

ceased, sponsored by

Reserve j Navy Civilian Toastmasters arc
+ t"
and Ladies 4
} looking forward to "ladies night"Tuesday :
service that ended "-' June 18 at Jack Jones'
ing of floral wreaths
Restaurant on Normandy Blvd.
SOME FIVE Members invited to bring
-- arc
the McClellan laid k ., 4Iw their wives to the dinner-meeting
leaden skies and with ; _
which
begins at 1830.
against the At Tuesday night's session at
the ship, the visitors the Cumberland Community Center -

sembled on the a two scheduled speeches and

service, which PAY TRIBUTE TO WAR DEAD Members of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 126 and its two extemporaneous cforts featured -
troductory words Auxiliary paid tribute to Navy war dead Sunday In special services! aboard the destroyer rs- a fast-moving program.
tional president W USS McClellan oft Mayport Above, Stephen Herman, chaplain of Branch lU, addresses the Dick delivered an
FRA while other officers stand by. In rear are: Mrs. Christine Hell, Unit secretary; Mrs. Frances Silbernagel
Dranch 126
chaplain; Keertn; James Whitmire, president of Branch 126; Mrs Shirley Stamnos, oration on "Chemical Warfare";
Auxiliary 12G of present; L. I*. Whitmlre, National parllmentarian and member of Branch 126, and James Mur- Jay Ellis, "Why Cross The State

sponsored the Branch secretary. Line";; Rod Pinney extemporane-
ficers of this group ously spoke on "Communism";

cluded president J, and George Hyde did likewise on
and chaplain Withdrawal Of CAA Causes No "Crossing Boundaries.

and unit president Ben Ballering headed a panel

Stamnos and In RATCCenter PlansThe of evaluators, including Lawton
Frances McClain.FOLLOWING Delay Green Ernie Newberg, Don

=NOTE Moran, and Gordon King. Toast-
impressive service ., .. sudden withdrawal of the Civil Aeronautics Administration master was Gordon King, with

secretary J. E. Tuesday evening at a gen from! the joint Navy-Air Force-CAA Radar Air Traffic Control Rod Pinney handling table top
secretary Mrs. assembly meeting held at the Center, now under construction in the Operations area of NAS 'Jar,

stepped to the Club and attended by over changes the picture somewhat for the military, although current ics.Bill Glasgow, of Printing-Pub

threw an FRA E-7's, R. F. Strickland, ADC- plans will proceed as scl cduled. lications, has been installed 84

wreath into the sea. ( ), was elected president of Withdrawing in order to construct borne by the Air Force, will accommodate the newest member of the organi
Throwing the next Club for a sic:: month term its own air traffic control both the Air Force ration.

Mrs. Elizabeth July 1. center at Imeson Airport, the and Navy.A Members were urged at Tues-

tary-elect, who new president succeeds CAA said briefly that its space second increment financed by day's meeting" to be mindful of

Fleet Reserve A A. J. Cocco, who is com requirements in the NAS Jax the Navy is authorized to aug- "new blood" for the club and

98 and Ladies two terms as president of building "no longer exist. ment the facility now under con- each was urged to bring at least
Green Cove Springs. Club. Chief Strickland is cur- TilE STATEMENT was madeto struction. one guest to a future meeting

Joining with the vice-president Elected to the Bureau of Yards and Docks;) Tile AIR FORCE plans to send
first time this year post for the coming term was which referred it to the Bureau of members of an Aircraft Control

Navy departed were McLeod, AEC, of AE School, Aeronautics.The and Warning Squadron here next Waves, Scouts

the Duval Chapter in"k basic 62 x 295 foot building, month, to join the Navy's Ground
Gold Star Mothers. Sunday, in observance of whose cost of $700,000 is being Control Approach Unit. Air Force Play Softball

Holloway was Day, the Club has personnel will occupy Hangar 117,
representative to an excellent special fam pending completion of the HATC- The annual Boy Scouts-Wave
the wreaths into dinner at nominal prices for Center probably next October softball game will be played

memorable occasion. and children. Each father Its construction\ under the supervision Tuesday, June 18, at 2000 at Hospital -

dinner will receive an of the resident officerin Field.

cigar Sunday eve charge of construction. The game, which provides
musical trio has been en- moments of thrills and
a i The Center will be used to control many
and will play in the "Har I military air traffic in the wholesome enjoyment each year
Room" from 1900 until 2200. r Jacksonville area. Is the annual fund-raising event

interested in holding I of Scout Troop 131, sponsored by

SALTY parties, banquets or meet I Comdr. Holmes NAS Jax.TICKETS.
in the CPO Club ballroom, now being sold by
. HERE AND
invited to contact the mana- scouts, are only 25 cents each. A
A young lady for further information at New Skipper AtFasron I bargain in these days of high

music store, was 369. prices, this includes entrance to
mistake with a Tuesdays through Fridays the 109Comdr. the field plus ice cream and cake.

"Do you have features its luncheon> special tT Soft drinks and pop corn will

and Seven Kisses?" only 45-cents. Volunteer work- Paul L. Holmes relieved be sold on the premises. .
"No," answered for Red Cross and the Ladies Comdr. Sidney Engelhardtas
Columbia. Pictures took out
man, "but we have Society are cordially invited commanding officer of Fasron
that had seven have luncheon at the Club. 109! at ceremonies last week. earthquake insurance on then
"Pal Joey," which is being filmed
"Is that a record? Comdr. Holmes comes; to Fas-
bus and
Two sailors entered a in San Francisco.
"We think it is." ron 109 from BuPcrs in Washington
across from a pretty girl.That's
a
D.C. where he served for
the
a mighty cute girl, one t
Wife: "A letter them remarked. "Shall we talk past three years.A New Rule Leaves
and personal came 3 of the U. of Minnesota
her?" graduate Sea Tours As fs
I
day"Hubby
"Take it easy," the other re ; Comdr. Holmes joined the
I
: "Yes Sea tours for officers and
"Wait until she pays her Navy as a NavCad in 1941.
will be affected
say? men not by
WWII he served in
During Secretary Wilson's order to the
South America, North Africa, in
Lt.: "Was your armed services to standardizesuch
A drunk lying on the floor of a Europe and was also attached to
when he was hit by tours at 24 to 36 months.
began to show signs of life, Night Attack Unit, Atlantic FleetComdr.
SN: "Yes sir, he' Neither the Navy nor the
of the customers smeared
clusion of the one Holmes also saw war Marine Corps now have 36-
Lt.: "You mean : little limburger cheese on his time service with patrol squad- month sea duty tours, although
lip. The drunk arose slowly rons in the Far East and
the brain"SN Japan both the Army and Air Forcedo
walked out the door. In a
: "No sir. I along the China coast. in several areas. The Ma-
moments he came back in.
sion. He's dead." Comdr. Engelhardt, Fasron 109 rine Corps has asked permis-
went out again, only to
he
commanding officer since December sion to continue its 14-month
A lady was in a few minutes. 1955, has been ordered to tour for Marines in the Far
his head with disgust
form but when Shaking Memphis, Tenn., to become administration East, but the Defense Depart-
whole
line that said "Age" said, "Its no use. The SHAPE AHOT-Lillian Per- officer on the staff ment so far has not acted
stinks! 19 of San Francisco does
a long time. Fin I S her cirale best, to, pretty .p things for of the Chief of Naval Air Technical upon the request.

leaned over and "I to be so for- the Maritime Festival in the Training. The services have until June
I Patient seem
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longer you wait California dt,. She is candidate 30, 1958, to standardize their
lately. What do you ad- Boot: "And I hope the meals
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gets." for title of Miss Golden Gate.A overseas tours, working out
!" are all good." among themselves the lengthof
Overheard at a Doctor: "Well first of all, your man who has money to burn Chief: "Oh yes. We have a uniform tours for the rari-

"I feel a lot more will be five dollars, and ]I never has any trouble finding a balanced diet Every bean weighs ous overseas areas.r'c .
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disaster in U. S. history virtually which hurricane data can
t destroyed Galveston, Texas, killing over six radar surveillance fromt1 t!
o thousand people. storm, or through high al-J c

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coming, they had no warning of its severity, and These flights supplemade !b
: high seas caused by the hurricane swept over the into the hurricane ;
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aircraft
( entire island city before the unprepared populace P2V Neptune '
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with
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J outcry, eventually spurring of tfc
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; Effectiveness of this federal service, which up to 150 mph u-lanvely may clew!
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Work of (left) checks circuit gauged from figures showing that where previ- tists are still looking ,
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greatly answer.
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four lives may be lost. cane" itself *

The Navy's contribution to the service includes from Hura-
Navy Weather Central at Miami and the kan, the apprehensively -
famed Hurricane Hunters of Airborne Early worsh'ppcd'
Warning Squadron Four based at Naval Air thunder and lightning ; -
Station Jacksonville. god of 'the

HURRICANE reconnaissance duties of VW-4 Quiche Indian: of
make it unique among Atlantic Fleet squadrons. s o u t h e n.

Now preparing for the 1957 storm season of June
to December, the squadron has three electronics- THIS SAME: apprehension -
loaded of n tture's -
WV-3 Super Constellations and six P2V- me
5JF Neptune planes ready to take off and provide unleashed! forces
the warning service P2V crew membCfS
with storm data obtained minds of .iole:
from both radar reconnaissance at high altitudes penetration into the'l
and > -
low-level penetration of the storm itself. tremendous wh1 tOSistrapped
One or two of these planes will be deployed Inside the wildly I
to Puerto Rico for the season to cover hurricane down for urYsand
breeding grounds to the east. pressure oftrn "P itsc1!

Whenever a suspicious area is reported it is The plane stomach
kept under observation punishment but
as long as it threatens to ,
turn into a dangerous storm. Once it assumes such treatment. c

hurricane proportions, with winds of 75 mph or With primary purpose wind d.
more moving in tell-tale counter clockwise direction supply wind fonv. Fualob
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braces the Hurricane Hunters data obtained from \
Radioman E. photographer hour begin their 24- btlo l
hurricane data : f fMiami can get pretty rough FLOWN reconnaissance flights. ly streaked Sa surface for the p
by Morse) < Into a hiirrlrane. Connies" PRIMARILY at night the huge make it necesSarti fhF} crl'l'laJAX
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flight engineer as co-pilot Lcdr. D. C. Wells checks Jn. allows preparation of steak, ham and I
struments of one of the "Connies." ergs for crew. Hot soup appeals to O. D. !
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VW-4 has six, carries a crew of approximately R. a
eleven for each hurricane tracking
mission.in .

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thered either by hurricane phenomena, both visually: and by ra- g s .,t, ;sY D
ter circle of thee darscope.

| visual observa- Breaking into the relatively calm "eye" of .
ca. the storm comes as a welcome shock to senses "4i.
'low-level flights numbed by the previous tumult, and crew mem-
c smaller, rugged bers take a few seconds to relax before checking 4 E
des of 400 to 500 navigation, taking pictures, and catching up with
radio messages to Miami.
area up to 200d ONE OR TWO hours may be spent in the
clouds extendof eye which is surrounded by an immense amphi-
up to 40 mph theatre of clouds and may measure up to 14 A} SrMWy
!orm, while winds miles in diameter. The air here is hot and depressing a
the wall whirlingye and the padded interior of the plane
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trip back out of the eye is a rough one, ', ilt MFG,
the plane breaking directly into the wall of

fastest moving winds and traversing these to ._ v".... "._.".'_yn.WV< reach ,the outside area. Winds were kept to the Aerologist Ensign C. T. Morris determines It takes a good maintenance crew t. keep a
left entering the storm, now the pilot and copilot true height of aircraft using radar altimeter. plane as big as the WV-3 "Connie" In shape for )
fight to keep the winds to the right.A .
plane forced down in such a storm area __" .,......>....""'._. ..........._........ would make crew survival extremely unlikely, :w. ,
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crews and maintenance crews that only one -
plane of the Atlantic Fleet Hurricane Hunters
has failed to return from a mission since naval r
aerial hurricane reconnaissance first began in
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1946. n >.
Patrol Squadron 23 of Miami, flying P4Y-2's,
Brango. comprised the first of the hurricane hunters at
'V-4 Skipper that time. Weather Squadron Two was commis- R o {
is be present in then sioned at NAS Jax in 1952, and became Airborne "
: s their plane begins Early Warning Squadron Four in December 1953.
:e turbulence of the MAXIMUM EFFORT of VW-4 since that
time was attained during one individual storm, .r' _
S plane men are Hurricane Hazel], in October, 1954, with 21 mis- rI '
in noise is terrific sions flown over a period of 10 days and 148 r.. e
s 'ter through plane center fixes obtained. This totalled 22.5 hours out ,
f i withstand terrific of each 24 hours in storm coverage.;:
is ften rebel against Headed by commanding officer Comdr. : .
Nicholas Brango, whose hurricane reconnaissance : ..<.... ..... :
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d. ction and pressure itself, VW-4 consists of 60 officers and 400 enlisted Relaxing In lounge area between
of rvance of the wild- men. Comdr. Brango assumed command on watches are (left to right) structural meNadrator Ensign R. J. Lannlng (left) plots plane's
lo poor visibility may May 3 of this year when he relieved Comdr. H. chanic Linwood Kent, AMC; maintenance position. Second mechanic C. A. Ownby checks hatch for
e l Tle to go as low as D. Allen. Executive officer of the !squadron is chief A. P. Stanley, AD1; and flight en- jemrltf aboard P2V NVpfnne.
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1.f ,:. Memphis, Fliers In 6NO Maintain VP-18 Bowlers Pace \




!l Baseball league OpenerThe In HAS LeagueVP18


1957:) Sixth Naval District Baseball League raises shut out Com 'airJax, 4

the curtain Saturday at Mason Field with host Jax Navy and 0, in last weeks intramural

I' facing Memphis Navy in a doubleheader Saturday and a sin- bowling play to remain on top of
the loop, sporting a 51.17 record.
gle game Sunday.First .
MARTD blanked VW-4 #1, 4-0,
of the twin-bill begins
game Faulty fielders' choice, an error 'fll to strengthen their second place

at 1300 with the second con and a two base blast sent two w position.
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test to follow immediately. Sun more runs scurrying home before ', Third place VA-172 made a

day's single game commences at Pavey retired the last man. clean 4 and 0 sweep over the

Jax Navy scored one run in the Waves then took a forfeit win
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1430.A second inning when Burns, cen- from Hospital. Hospital also for-
trio of teams are competingfor
: feited to FAW-11.
terfielder from Operations, singled
Sixth Naval District supremacy home Ed Rodgers who had .4 } VFP-62 Clickers took a 4-0 win

Memphis Navy, Pensacolaand walked. The Fliers got anotherin 1 ; L : over VW-4 12 with VF-171 beat-

the Fliers, with the team the ninth on Wright's single, c' $ ing VA-44 by the same score.
holding the best record of the scoring Hussey. DISPENSARY improved its

three, meeting the various other IN THE SECOND game, Pat- I ." record with a 3 and 1 victoryover

district champions in hopes of an rick's Bill Luke tossed no-hit, no- ,' Communications. ComFairJax -

eventual crack at the All Navy run ball for eight innings, after fell to VW-4 Officers, 3 and 1.

Title. Jax Navy had scored one run Fasron-109 brought its recordto

THE FLIERS, fully manned on one hit in the top of the first : L' 38 wins and 28 losses by.beat

with eleven players-five of them inning, to chalk up the second : ing Special Services 3 and 1.

pitchers-dropped two games to win, 41. Standings as of June 10, 1957.

Patrick AFB last Tuesday and Russ Bouxsein, of FAETU, completed Team 51 W 17 I.V..JIC .

Wednesday in unfamiliar terri his first game, but in a MARTD 42 18
VA-172 XI 15
tory, after they had copped the losing role. He gave up four : VFP-62 .'C' 39 21

same number at home a week runs, nine hits, while striking out Operations FAW-11 41 3X 26 25

eight and yielding but one free ComJo'alrJIt! 37 27
ago.VP18's ----.oJ<' T Fawn 309! 3H 28
Brian Husscy suffered Special Sen lew 30 26
pass.A HELPING VP-18 KEG SQUAD First-plate VP-18 continuedits VA-44 32 28
the loss in the first contest, after catcher from VFP-62, Carl relentless drive for domination of the Mainside Intramural OAR Officers :2"" 27

coasting through eight innings, Whitson, was the spoiler, gettingthe Bowline League, downing ComFalrJax, 4-0, in competition last VW-4 KAETU: 12 32 32: 3?
32
yielding but two hits and holding only hit and driving home the week. Two members helping the Patrolmen record a lusty tenpin VF.171 3.1 35
average is Joseph Reis, captain, and Tom Raves! VP-18 retained VW-4 *1 26 32Dispensary
Flierdidn't
Patrick scoreless. lone tally. After that a the top rung three weeks ago after losing possession of the coveted 27 37
Kairon 6 'A"
The ninth inning proved disas I advance beyond first base. spot for several weeks. VKP-62: "S" 21 22: 3 37*

trous. Hussey managed to get the Communication 22 38
VW-4 Officer I* 49
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first man out, but then hit the ,?'': : ( 1 Crackerjax HocplUl waves 11 17..11 49

next batter, and gave up two ."
consecutive hits, good enough for .' '' V A
2nd Half
JIJ..4 Eye Sparkles Hold
two runs. It was Hussey's third 'SPOR"TS'
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loss in five games. a r mws CrownThe
FRANK PAVEY, fireball artist I City Top Rung In

from VFP-62, came on in relief \--T: Jax Navy Crackerjax have

and got the first man he faced wended their way into second- Center LoopAction

out to make it two away, but a Pendergras Scores Again half play of the Women's City

Softball'League.Opening was limited in the

Jax Navy Fans May Another Load encounter, last nightat NATTCenter Intramural Softball
of Trophies Glen Myra Park, was too late League last week as inclement

Recall Mel RoachThe for any results in this issue. weather moved into the local area

Jax Braves slugging third Won By Scattergun Ace I The homelings downed the,Ma- to play a big hand in postponinggames.

I rines in a, recent venture to PI, .
sacker, Mel Roach, may be a Ken Pendergras, the winningest of all performers in Jax Navy
6-4 and 10-9. In the limited action last week,
familiar sight to some Jar; Navy history, added a few more victories and trophies to his already
Jax the first
Navy won game AE School continued to roll along
fans. enormous collection, similiar to adding water to the ocean, when he
15 PI
despite committing errors.
towards the second-half
championship
Roach, currently leading hitter earned the coveted All-Around prize in the 20th Annual Southeastern

for the Draves, starred in a dif Open Skeet Championship at the Jax: Gun Club Saturdayand eight was almost to their as"credit.sloppy" having ries. posting a pair of. victo

ferent role in March 1956 whenhe Sunday.
Shirley Hanson hit two homersin
racked 36 in THE MISSILEMEN from NAWS
points leading
up Pendergras, chief attached to Ellis to grab all the two-man the PI series, with Virginia School received harsh treatment
ServLant to 114-83
a over
victory
the VW-4 Hurricane Hunters, Hudson chipping in with one.
Jax Navy in the All Navy Eastern captured the .410 gauge shoot championships, for it was Pender from AE School, as the Sparkies

Basketball Tournament. gras who unseated the defending George Summers posted a 7-1 win
with a 95 x 100 score to win the
Roach, whose efforts led Serv- first meet crown.PENDERGRAS. All-Around Champion, Ellis. Hot Weather Sports Then the Sparks, behind Summers

Lant to the All Navy Eastern then seized the The successful. outing was another Diet Set Al NATTC decisioned AO School, also
Championship, was later chosento A list of events released by by a 7-1 score. Gene Steelman and
with
.28 AA competition a
gauge in the long line of victoriesfor
the Tournament all star team. Special Services at NATTCenter Fred Dammeyer connected for big
100 with the
97
fiery x ran away
.20 gauge AA Championshipwith Pendergras who is currently indicate that a well-bal blows at bat for the winners.

a near-perfect 99 x 100 National Champion of Cham anced sports schedule will be The AvFund School nine gar-

FLIERS' FARINGS score, and shared honors as co- pions. The sharp-shooting chief followed. nered a pair of wins, moving intoa

1'Isyer poi Ir ab 1. r tb eLl n. champion in the .12 gauge military has represented the United Statesin Intramural horseshoe com- second place tie with Support
DeMent 5S 26 110 22 16 31 3..200 with 197 200. petition began early this week, Splinters: Don Ishcrwood paced
Mingle P.lb 12 30 4 5 5 2 ,13.1 shoot a x the World Championships and
Gibbon rf 2t 7116 13 25 11 ..2mShapiro. to be followed tomorrow by a AvFund to a 7.4 victory over
2b 17 65 11 9 11 3.275 Combining efforts with a civilian Pan American Olympic Games. fishing rodeo. The rodeo will SupSplints.
t1hipman. of 2 8 1 1 1 1.07 s Francis Ellis Pendcrgras
Owens e T 17 4 3 4 I .2.1i: lie is also slated to shoot in run until July 14. AVFUND CIIOOL
Freese0t 6 1 0 0.1Wright seized every two-man championship picked up
4b-ot Ii 42 9 7 lA 4 .21 the next World Championshipmeet A swimming meet will be its other win last week by receiving -
Rodgers, 3b :n 93 2.10 32 17 ..241Jankunls. in the meet. held June 28 with tennis
P.lb 22 64 16 4 16 3 ,.25Matysak :. Together they won the two- scheduled for Moscow later a a forfeit from AK School.
C 18 46 5 6 5 2.1tuasey tournament slated for July 8.
} P 11 18 1 f 1 I ,(y'J5Pavey. man .410 gauge shoot, .28 gauge in the year Rebounding from the AvFundloss

p, pot 6 6 1:1 80100.0(81Ilouzseln : 3 0 4 2.2:io] AA competition, .20 gauge AA the Support aggregation

Erickson Winstead. : i 3 5 g g g g :ouo championship, and they.12 gauge : :;'; ; ;" ; downed AGO School, first-half

open championship. ; ".: champions, 7-3. Charlie Richards

IYtcLer 4Jankunls :10 7 r5 1 I !5ttFreese I IN THE .12 gauge Military and AA SHOT 1 l picked up the win, with Marion
9 11 181O! 3 6 .:m: AA Ken Pend emu,v Lee starring at bat.
Pendergras was
Mingle 6 n 4J: 24 1 4 ..2JJluue1 : competition, Jax Nary scattergun I '
9 fIG 312723.40(1: : co-heir to the crown with Giles artist t k' ,,,,s st The Marine Aviation Detach-
Bouuel" 4 21 2IC 24 0 3 .OOC ',,,,,
Pavey 5 151/3 16 10 0 0 ..000I I Boudreaux. added several ; 'l -;:" 'J ment also picked up a brace of

: In addition to all this, Pender- trophies to a u. wins, downing NAWS School,
well-stocked larder
Good Weekend Fare gras was an important factor in last week by- : 9-8 and AO's nine, 5-3.
Jax wins In the five man
Navy's capturing the .. KERN RUTGERSON was win-

On Tap Al Ball ParkThe team shoot, winning both the 20th annualSouth l ;{J. :f* :-. ning hurler in both games, throw-
Five Man Open and Military : ing a nifty one-hitter at AO
Jacksonville Braves, loca I eastern Open I
Championships. School.
Skeet Cham
Class A baseball entry, close a Members of Jax Navy's winning pionship. Pen- I c AGO School got back into the

four-game stand with Columbia'Gems.In s I team were: Pendergras, who i dergras, a chief : win column by getting a forfeit

a Sally League fray a1 t t led the way with a 197 x 200 with VW4'ahurricane victory over AK School.
the new ball park tonight a1 t t score; Bill Arthur of NATTCenter UunU t
holds the SchoolSTANDINGS
era,
AE
2000. with a 194 x 200; Bill Viering, nationalChampion 7 0SupSpllnten 2AvFund

The Augusta Tigers provid e who also copped the .20 gauge o f School gNAWS 2
School K 3
opposition for the homelings. class C crown, 191 x 200, and Championstitle. MAD 4 3

morrow through Sunday. Boudreaux, MARTD, 197 x 200. o .compete He expectst : I n AGO School 2 2.6

Single games start at 2000 I, Combined score was a sparkling Moscow! later AK School 0 8

double-headers at 1830, with Sun. 970 x 1000. this year. The Seabees constructed 111

day games getting: underway a t THE MEET had a twist of ironyas major air strips in the Pacific

1500. Pendergras Joined forces with during WW II.

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[AFPS SPORTS 6ND Sports Dates Announced; District Golf HereDates I



Roundup for district and regional Green Cove Springs have the inside Aug. 5-9 at Camp Lejeune, N. C. set for New London, Conn., Aug.

Navy summer sports competition track. Tennis and golf competition on 18-23, while fleet baseball com-
'Phenom of
.
FUNGOES Giants in '47 Clint liar- have been announced. Complete plans for conductingthe the Regional level will be Aug. petition will be the same ..datesat
the NY District golf event will be 5-9, at NAS Pensacola and NAS Little Creek, Va.
now playing semi-pro ball HIGHLIGHT of the I
lung, summer
Oilers in Sin- schedule announced soon. The station Memphis, respectively. South Atlantic Regional base- I
the Plymouth far
for as as this area is
greensward will be site for
ton, Texas Pvt. Joseph Bugfiero concerned, will be the Sixth TIlE DISTRICT tennis tourna-play. There will be no District base- ball will be played Aug. 19-24
230-pound Ft. Carson Naval District ball tourney this year. Jax Navy j
Golf Tourney, ment will be held at NAS Pensa- with ComFive host while softball

strongman, has lifted his weightin July 29-31, at NAS Jax. cola July 29-31, with the Atlan- Memphis and Pensacola are en- competition is set for the same

the press and 280 pounds in Site for District Softball play tic Fleet event at Newport, R. I., gaged in a round-robin series to week at either Green Covo

the clean and jerk category has not been determined, but on same dates. determine the champion. Springs or Iaval Station, Nor- I

Only woman competitor to fire sources claim that NAS Jax and Fleet golf tourney will be held ATLANTIC Fleet softball is folk, Va.
in the Third Army rifle and pistol


matches Sutherland.was She Maj.entered Katherine all pis- VP-18 Snugly Set In First

tol events-.22, .38 and .45 cali :


ber.Duffers, have faith-the tech- Place In NAS SoftballBULLETIN

nique, sneered at by top pros, oti

using a putter to get near the

hole when off the green and !
nothing is in front of you was ro VP-18 suffered its first defeat of the year as arch-rival

used by Ben Hogan in the Mas- VP-16 hung ,a 4-1 setback on the league-leaders Tuesday

ters Ten of Ft. Campbell'sairborne night at Albemarle Field. Bob Naab was the winning hurler,
troopers traded their tossing a sparkling one-hitter and striking out 19 batters.

'chutes for saddles to ride in the VP-18, leader( inMainside intramural softball, is still

Franklin, Tenn., rodeo. a g t c' \ ,C atop the loop sporting an unbeaten record in twelve games,

Hot Rod Hundley, West Virginia despite contrary reports last week. .
All-America, has been in-
In VP-18's three most recent defeat.
ducted for two years. Hundley,
first choice of the Minneapolis games, Hospital was the only Second place Fasron Six broke

Lakers in the April NBA draft, opponent able to push across even in last week's play, postinga
runs. Hospital was beaten 10-5,
neglected to tell anyone he had 12-2 win over Hospital and
by hard pitching Jim Cummings.
losing to VFP-62, 10-5.
received his induction notice .
Pro bowlers Ned Day and Andy Cummings racked up his sec- Supply beat third place Dis-

Varipapa have each rolled 83 perfect ond win of the week by shuttingout pensary, 31. Howard Dailey

games and Andy has put 300 '< Special Services 14-0. chalked jip the win with Earl

games back-to-back three times. VA-172, behind strong pitching Bishop taking the loss, each giv-

Fate? It was weird that f held the league leaders to only ing up three hits. Later in the

Herb Score should be hit in the one run but still suffered a 1.0 week Supply defeated Special

eye the day that "Saturday Eve- LONG BALL HITTER Taking his turn at bat during a recent Services 16-4, and lost to Hospital .-
Mainside Intramural Softball encounter Is. Dispensary's Roy 7-3.
Post" hit the stands with ,
ning a Relm, hard-hitting; catcher. The Dispensary crew, current third- Iron Man Trophy
feature on the Cleveland fireballer place occupants in the Mainside loop, defeated FAETU, 18-5, last D. It. DRASSFIELD, hurlingfor
citing the fact that his ten- Monday at Albemarle Field. Relm contributed a base knock to the I Race Leaders FAETU, gave up 15 hits and
cause. FAETU backstop is Larry Raper. Umpire Is unidentified. I
dency to serious injuries might still won over Personnel 2015.

be the only factor preventing him Gain Points John Richards gave up 14 hits

from becoming one of the all- NARTU Claim To for the loss. FAETU posted an-
Lays The four top leaders in the other
time pitching greats. victory over FAW-11, shut
Spring Iron Man Trophy race
Saturn-ites Astrologers ting them out, 7-0.

that the planet Saturn rules age say, Top Spot In IM GolfNARTU points at Mainside as a result picked of up competition more- Personnel blanked Operations

and veteran Ted Williams with in the annual intramural 7-0 Wednesday at Yorktown
Stan The Man Musial must be Field. Operations took a win
( )
defeated Operations, 8-1, in a match held Wednesday swimming meet held recently. from FAW-11
via forfeit
with that
keeping in close touch
to take over number one position in the Mainside VFP-62 current leader, finished -
celestial body. Thumping Ted intramural golf race. fourth in the tank meet. VP-16 made a clean sweep last

just cracked three consecutive i VW-4, runner-up in the trophyrace week posting a 7-1 win over
VFP-62 "A week's
round-trippers and is leading the last pace Standing as of June 10, 1957. to date, earned second FAWTU and blanking VW-4,
home run parade with nine and setter, shut out ComFairJax, 9-0 Team WON LdFT place in swimming to capturethe 10-0.

the batting race with a .420 only to have third place Supply NARTU 3rSf, 91L'A'Y61 most points top Communications downed Fas-
defeat them, 5-4, in hard fought "A" !5a3 ]8'% among
average. There hasn't been a .400 Supply .i9I H% dogs. ron 109, 14-1; NARTU defeated

batting champ in the majors play Wednesday. )! -WOpt'ratlon.s :11 es 28 14 VFP-62( now has 1,695 VW-4, 12-8, and VA-172 turnedin

since Williams' .406 in 1941 and Supply continued their win .17!' 34% points followed by VW-4's a 5-1 win over VFP-62 in
FAWTU :l9J,4, 3.1%
Ted has dead aim on the target ning ways Friday by defeating Furon6CmnJo'airJax 40 25 1495. Fasron 109 is next with other games.
this VFP-62 "B," 7 to 1%. : 2.1 40
year. VW-4 1:1: 23 1,260 while fourth-place Hospital Tea.a 1.
In the senior circuit Stan the FAW-11 beat Fasron 6, 71/4-l1/4, V1o'P62} "n' 211 n,j 41 411.io'AJorU has 845 points. VP-18 Fasron 6iJliprniary vrH l

Man an old gaffer of 36, was off to take over the number five o'asron 109 11 42 Communication H 7 3:4

like on old fire horse when they spot. VR16 7.
VFF-63 (t 4Kfu
rang the bell for the '57 cam Last place Fasron 109 lost to 7 g

paign. Stan has been getting his FAWTU, 8-1, Monday.Bowhuntcrs VA172llosptt&l 7
mail at the Cardinal club house K 7
S VW-4 s 6
for 17 years and opened the sea Slate l FAWTU !) :4 1

son with a four-for-four effort. I'emonn :j. 7
After leading the race for a few Sunday ShootThe a FAKTUFAW11; :9 14

weeks, his batting average Spec. Scrv. 0 10
dropped slightly. Jax Navy Freelance Bow-
hunters held a broadhead shoot 3
Aa
Oddity Veteran chucker
? Fred Mellish
last week with
Bean Stone, involved in the five- carrying off individual honors. NAS SOFTBALL .
man Red Sox-Senators swap
Mellish, who had a 554 was
carved his niche in fame's an-
followed Pat Porter 532 Bob SLATE
nals by getting credit for winningthe by
and Bob Knock, 485. f
1954 All Ashley 504,
Star without .
game
Tharaday, JBB 1]
retiring a batter. Relieving in The Bowhunters have another AlbMnarlt 1545 VA-173 vi ITo" p.
the seventh, he nailed Red shoot scheduled for this Sunday, Knterpris Saratoga 1545VAII3 1HOO vs p.NAftTU
FAKTU
vi Sr.
Schoendlenit trying to stoal home starting at 1230, at their shooting t taterprls 11)45 Oper. vi VV-16

for the third out. He was lifted range. Maadajr, ..... 17
for Albemarle 1545 VP-16 vs Taa. 100!
a pinchhitter in the eighth Yorktown 1545 VW-4 vi KAWTUOpr.

during a batting spree which won Marines Blaze Way Enterprise Saratoga 1545 1X5: Comm.Hosp. vi vi VA-173.

the game for the A.L. (AFPS) To Pistol Shoot Win Taeidajr., oJ... IS
Albemarle 1545 .... ft vs Per,.
Rain and tornadoes did not Yorktown 1545 VA-173 vs VA1I-3
Center Marines Sun- Saratoga 1545 Supply vs VFP-U
SS Schedules deter the Navy and Enterprise iHOOFACTUvi VP-18
Water Ski TourneyThe day at the monthly Gainesville Enterprise: 1945 L>lsp. vsWedarsdajr NARTU
June 19
match.
pistol
Albomarl 1545 Comm. vi TAETU
Special Services De- off it Rx! ta23a Yorktown 1545
T/Sgt. H. R. Abney walked Sp. Ser vs FAW-U
partment at NATTCenter an- Saratoga 1545 VP-16 vi Peri.
with first prize in the Sharp- Enterprise 1945: Supply vi )'A WTU
nounced this week that first shooter class and a second in Thursday, oJ... tfIbfmarle
annual slalom water ski tour- D. J. 1545 F... 6 vs VP-18
marksman, while T/Sgt.
Saratoga 1545 VA-173 vi DHp.
nament will be held Saturday, Maxik took first in marksmanand Knterpils/ 1HUO FAW-llvs VKP-C2
at Doctor's Inlet. Enterprise 1945 NARTU vi Hosp.
second in sharpshooter.Chief .
All NATTCenter personnel E. R. Walter of NAT --_ __n_ -- -- --- Sgt: "There's a gal for every

are eligible, except "experts"or the field with a A SLICE OF GLORY Dill Gavilirk, AE3 of Aviation Elec- guy in this world. You can't im.
former Center surprised trlcian's Mate School, displays the forehand "slice" that carried that! .
tournament partici- prove on
blazing 552x600 in his first him to victory In the recent NATTCenter Ping tong Championship
pants. Trophies will be awarded. Gainesville match to take the Ty- Tourney. Gavilick, who started playing the game only two yean Cpl.: "I don't want to ImproveOn
ro trophy. ago, went undefeated in the elimination event. it. I Just want to get in on it!'*





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8 JAX AIR NEWS 13 June 1957
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17 Awards Given -

b'a mDliI

Supervisors For n'R 1!
t (The Jar Air Newt Is prohi
"
Safety RecordSeventeen bited by Defense Department regulations .
from listing} commercial
awards for five consecutive AN advertising. Ads In. this columnare
years of no lost-time accidents limited to housing for rent
were presented to super- and sale, rooms, lost, found, and
visors last Friday by Capt. Wil. miscellaneous. No ads are taken
Ham S. Harris, NAS command by phone all must be submitted
ing officer.In personally or by mail. The Jar:
these days of high speed Air News reserves the right fo
production and complexity of op- 4''viasp edit all ads.)
erations, the establishment of a For Rent
consecutive five year industrial New effic. apts., June 20. Near
accident-free accomplishment is: Edgewood & Post. $75 Mo. EV
certainly no accident.SUPERVISORS 7-5795/EL 3-9169. Moss.
who received 3Bdrm. Home. 7215 Greenway
these awards cannot be com- Dr. Ortega Hills. Avail July 10
mended too highly for their : :Maa of A. } NNNY. EV 7-1148. Morris.
leadership and devotion to the 3-Bdrm. Use. Ortega Bills Avail
humanitarian aspects of their respective June 20. $110 Mo. EV 8-0857
jobs, points out the b Capt. Mooney (MAD NATTC)
Safety Superintendent's Office Furn. Apt. Bet. NAS-O.P. $87.50
It takes a great deal of "know Mo. CO 48792. Cornelius

how" and a real understanding of .. 3-Bdrm. Home, 4275 Rapallo Rd.
10
human behavior to be able to op. > rM f Furn. EV 4-2076. Lcdr. Webb.

crate a shop for five straight "'" i (July 1-Feb).

years without a single work-dis- 85 YEARS TOTAL ACCIDENT-FREE PERFORMANCE This group of employees of Overhauland Waterfront home San Pablo Rd.
abling injury, the Office con Repair and Public Works Departments-at NAS JAX: boast an enviable safety record. All of them CH 6-2666/EX 82490. Houghton
cluded. supervisory personnel, they received awards last week for leading: their units through five years of no Bachelor Furn. Apt. 1210 Edge
RECEIVING awards were: lost-time accidents. They are, front row, (left to right) Sammie Whlttingion; Lewis Cheatham; Capt. wood Ave. seen after 5:30: p.m.
From William S. Harris, NAS lax: commanding: officer; Leolin Dickey; Charles Pate, and John Geoghag-an. Sat.-Sun. McLeod.For .
0 &
R Department, Jack Second row, Wilbur Moody; Albert Keene; Little James; Jack Byars, and Robert McDaniel. Rear,
Byars, John Cooper, George Reginald Norris: Robert Schaaf: Joe West: John Cooper: Roy Smith, and George Graham Sale
Graham, Little James, Albert 3-Bdrm. Home. Oak hills Equity
Keene, Alvin Manson, Wilbur 50 Whitcliats $850. $65 Mo. 6305 Burgundy Rd
Low Cost Life InsuranceIs
Moody, Reginald Norris, Robert Hartsell, AT1 (VP-18)) or EV
Schaaf, Roy Smith and Joe West. (Continued from Page 1)) 85023.
l' From Public Works were Lewis Robert Winslow, all of whom 1957 Rebel housetrlr. 2-Bdrm.. De
Cheatham, Leolin Dickey, John made AECA. Available To All EMLow sire Equity. 4618 Main St. Lot
I Geoghagen, Robert McDaniel, Others included Phillip Beaton, 28. EL 31475. Blake
Charles Pate and Sammie'Whit- Albert Herman, Ralph Smeder, Bunglow. $6500 and terms. Buik
tington. Otto Hafer, Marshall Pryor, Rei- cost group life insurance now is offered to servicemen hart, 1616 Fairfield PI.
and women world-wide by the Armed Forces Enlisted
3Bdrm. Hse. 4928 lIomecrest Cir
go Raffaele, and Warren Stieren,
who made ATCA. Personnel Benefit Association in Washington. Can be seen after 6 p.m. & Sun.

1 Also, James Wood, GFCA; Designed to give men and enlisted members of the Armed 3-Bdrm 2 bath house. 5749 Cedar
George Fallin, AOCA;; Bernard women in the ranks the benefitsof I Forces in the Washington area. Park Lane, Lakeshore. Vollmer
Levine, AKCA; Ernest Schu group life insurance formerly : EV 7-6019.
macher, AKCA, and Harold available only to commissionedand OTHER BENEFITS available 3Bdrm. Use. G.I. Equity0131 /
Brooks, RMCA. warrant officers, no medical through the association are emer Autlan Dr EV 95779.
examination is required. gency loans to meet extraordi Miscellaneous

AwardsContinued THE COST of full coverage is nary family expenses and scholarship Wanted: Will trade equity in 55
Safely to $300 annually
(Personnel are invited to visit $9 a month, regardless of age, for grants up housetrlr for houseful mod
deserving children of mem
the USO Servicemen's Club at 37 ( from Page 1) all members, except those performing furn. EV 8-8128 after 1800. Ellis.
bers.
West Monroe St. The club is open Aeronautics rates were: accident hazardous duties, who Lot 146 Azelea Trlr Pk
from 0900: to 2230 daily) frequency, 2.11, and severity, .294 will contribute $12.50 monthly. Additional information may be Found: Pro of glasses with case in
Thursday, June 13 Surprise in the period Jan. 1 through Oct. Premiums can be paid by allot. obtained from: Armed Force parking lot rear of PX. by Rob.
evening. Prizes. 31, 1956; and All Navy rates for ment. Benefit Assn., 422 Washington inson Ext. 370 (Marine Bks.)
Friday, June 14 Special Program the same period were: accident The association is a non-profit Building, 15th St., and New York Glasses at Jax Air News office
frequency, 2.35, and accident organization recently formed by Ave., Washington, D. C. Ext. 216/8164. '
Saturday, June 15 Favorite severity, .257. ---+.0-
record night. All persons aboard the Station
Sunday, June 16 1000, Free who can be spared from their Chapel Bible School Salvage NAVY WIVES
coffee hour; 1045, off to church of duties have been invited to wit- Needs Teachers (Continued from :;e 1))
your choice; 1730, Vesper and refreshments ness the presentation of the Teachers are urgently neededfor stayed there 'til it blew over CORNER
by Riverside Presby- awards. the vacation Bible schoolof
It hit where I was standing justa At their
terian Church; 2000, movie, "Fox Motor vehicle safety and Industrial All Saints' Chapel, to be couple minutes earlier. Every regular business meet
ing held on June 5 at the Dewey
Fire. awards will also
safety held July 1528.
thing was .flying every which Park clubhouse
Monday, June 17 Special be presented by Adm. Cornwellto Navy Wives con
There will be daily sessions, way and the noise was deafen cluded
Dance, NAS orchestra. 2000, USO NAS Sanford at a date as yet Monday through Friday, from ing. plans for a cake sale to be
held aboard the
station
on Tuesday
junior hostesses available unannounced.
as 0900 to 1130.Anyone .
partners. 4 interested in aiding "I saw a tornado once back i in June 18.
-...--- The War Department approved with this Bible school contact Iowa, and experienced a big Tables will be set up at all con-
American warships began a sending the Army's first plane to Chaplain Davis, extension blow in Okinawa. These tornadotype venient locations, and chairman
blockade of the north coast of the Smithsonian Institution, May 8522. wind storms are wicked," Mrs. Al Johnson and cochairmanMrs.
Cuba April 22, 1898. 4, 1911. concluded Engelman. Stanley Smith hope for a

good response.
'

t l:: : ;: ; 0 The Not New Shop committee
1 planned to hold a Bundle Coffeeon
the patio at the CPO Club this
morning, and if it is successful,
plans a similar event on a larger
i scale.

Mrs. Clifford Barnes and Mrs.
William Bradford were sworn in
as full-fledged members, and
Mesdames Richard Cassono, Ar
thur DeMott, Carlton Johnson,
Lawrence Angell, Stanley Sisco
and Robert Bales were introducedas
,
-
prospective members.
,, a __ k : : 'N 9gl
) The club is making plans] for
the Third Annual Kiddie King
and Queen contest. Mrs. Raymond
Suart has been named chairmanfor

this year's contest.
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A The next meeting will featurean
educational film, 'The Morn.
ing Coffee' with Dorothy Thompson
I showing how dependents

,.... stationed or going overseas can
TORNADO STRIKES SALVAGE YARD Here are two more photos which show the results of the tornado which hit the Salvage help further relations betweenthe
Yard last Saturday. At left Is the concrete block shack which housed the truck scales. Note the scales, which look Uke a white sidewall United States and the host
, tire, protruding from the top of the shed. Right are the twisted remains of steel lean-to of the metal bins. Tarpaulin' and sheet metal
part were blown oats areas .f the Station some two miles away country.Page .