Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: February 21, 1962
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Beware of Easy
Credit Page 2

m X Blackbird Pie Page 3

yaNG Ironman Trophy Page 4

,", op Sports Page S

LL'lUST, Serviceman of
Month Page 6

Vol. 20 No. 45 U. S. NAS Jacksonville, Florida 21 February 1963

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4 Fair Jax Cdr. Wins Freedom 'j k

Foundation Letter Writing AwardCommander r.iaa .

Sheldon L. Corner, Flag Secretary and Aide to Commander Fleet Air 'A '$ i fy .
Jacksonville has been selected as one of the 1962 Freedoms Foundation Letter Writing
Awards Winners, it was announced this week.
His letter entitled Free-
"My '
Do these things have anything to _
doms and
My Responsibilities"won
do with protecting our freedoms
the commander $50 and a ,a.s Can we as individuals do any-
George Washington Honor med- thing about these things

This was the first time he more years than we like to remember -
had been a winner in the annual have left behind our

competition.. (Continued on Page 3, CoL 1)) k{}.}: :r> }?:: n.JDs1it Jtat,....
TWO OTHER LOCAL NAVY Capt. James R. Compton NAS Commanding Officer RichardL.
men took honors in the com- All Saints' PlansSunday Heints, ATI Club Manager and Cdr. Donald C. Staley
petition. They were Thomas W. ,yY i Administrative Officer look over BuPers checks.

Marshall, AQFAN of VF-174, }} SchoolTraining
Cecil Field and Lieutenant junior PO 7&2 Club Gets

grade James W. Wilson of NAS, {
Cecil Field.Marshall. ProgramThe
Funds From BuPersTwo
was the top Navy All Saints' Protestant
winner and placed in the top Chapel is conducting an eight
ten service wide. He will re- week Sunday School Training checks amounting to $25,000 have been receivedby
the NAS Jax First and Second Class Petty Officers Mess
$100, a George Washington Program for teachers it was
Honor Medal and a trip to announced this week by Cap- (Open) for use toward the completion of the new club'sconstruction.
Cdr. Corner
Valley Forge, Pa., on GeorgeWashington's were some big problems and tain Robert H. Fagan, the rive from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.In .
The checks, one a $10,000
Birthday (tomor- there were those who doubted, Sunday School Superintendent. the near future additionalclub
grant, the other a 15,000 loan,
row) and hesitated, and did nothing."If furniture will be sent from
Ltjg( ) Wilson will receive $50 George Washington had wait- MORE THAN 300 CHILDREN were officially delivered to the St. Louis, Mo.
attend School each Sun- club last Monday by Captain
and a George Washington Honor Sunday
ed for the doubters to develop a THIS EFFORT. HOWEVER
Medal. day, he said, and If the childrenare James R. Compton, NAS Com-
sense of responsibility in the
can only be realized through the
Commander Corner's letter is to receive adequate religious manding Officer.
18th century, he'd still be cross- untiring cooperation of volunteer
reprinted in its entirety here. ing the Deleware Most of education and guidance more THE FUNDS ARE AN answerto personnel. Many individualsand
Being citizen of free the crises of the teachers and substitutes are a request from NAS Jax sent
a a coun- great political ( more are needed) are pre-
needed. The turnover of teachersis last Fall to the Chief of Naval
try is confusing if to American have been
you stop past resolved sently devoting their spare timeto
think about it. It involves great not by the zeal and pur- high here as a result of military Perosnnel asking for financesin trimming, painting and apply-
benefits and advantages. But enjoying pose of the people, but usuallyby orders and substitutes for support of the club's founda- ing the finishing touches. Addi-
freedom is not without its the will power and obstinacyof those standing Sunday duties or tion.All tional skilled workers are des-
price. The confusion arises because their leaders.- But what who are ill are urgently needed, told, the club's assets total perately needed, especially those
the individual citizen's du- about the lesser issues that involve Capt. Fagan affirmed. $35,000. The additional $10,000 associated with refrigeration
ties and responsibilities are not individual liberty? Decid- The course, entitled "Successful is provided half by NAS Special plumbing. Electricians and cab-
clearly defined. Yet the dischargeof ing on wars of liberation may be Teaching" will be conductedby Services and half by the Com- inet makers are also in demand.
these duties and responsibilities beyond us as individuals, but : experienced leaders and tea- mandant, Sixth Naval District.
is the price he must pay to I what about voting for higher chers from the Jacksonville com- The $15,000 loan is payable to Personnel wishing to make
retain his freedom. Life i was taxes to improve our schools? munity.It BuPers without interest, in ten their services available should
simpler in the early days of our : What about the quality of the will be held Wednesday equal quarterly installments.The contact Richard L. Heintz, ATI
republic. Economic and political local elected officials? What nights at 1900 in Building 722. first payment is due Octo- at the manager's office in Build-
problems were neither so num- about graft and corruption in local The final class will be held on ber 1, 1963. ing 601 anytime between 0800
erous nor so complex. The world politics? What about deliver- Thursday, April 11. Thus an all-commands effortIs and 2200. Also, anyone with ser-
was smaller and a man knew his ing an honest day's work for a Devotional services will be being made toward a pre- vice club experience who would
place in it more clearly. The individual day's pay? What about honor? held prior to each training ses- grand opening of the cocktail desire being assigned perman-
voice raised at a town What about individual honesty? lounge and ballroom area on ently to the club should get in
meeting might be heard, and act- What about pride in ourselves information on the March 15. The club's grand touch with him for an inter-
ed upon. But even then there in our work in our country? I course may be obtained by call- opening date is tentatively set view.

ing Capt. Fagan at Ext. 700 or for May 1. Friday, March 1 is also the
424 or Chaplains Radcliffe or Next week, cocktail lounge date set for the opening of the

_Waters at Ext. 425. furnishings are expected to ar- (Continued page 6, col. 1))


4 .I''Give For Better Health' I. I

In a rapidly changing America -
there is one constant that the campaign, "our contribu- The Slogan "Give For
appears relatively unchangedsince tions provide the voluntary Better Health"is one that has
the founding days of health organizations with the great meaning for all of us.
the nation in the 18th century means to continue the fight Just a little thought on the
That is the willingnessof for better health for all of subject on thousands of ,
people to band together in us." children and adults who face
voluntary groups to work for Our financial support means life as cripples, on many who
the good of all. that more work will be doneto will spend their life in men-
THIS IS PARTICULARLYtrue combat mental retardationin tal darkness, on the increas-
\: .; .. .. of the National Health children, muscular dystro- ing number of persons going
<:....t: ;... Agencies which conduct phy, crippling cancer, heart blind, on many, many more
FEDERAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION broad programs of research, disease, and blindness.By suffering the day to day agonies -
Here's a keyman who believes in starting at the top in getting service and education to fight using a designation form, of a diseased life .
contributions from personnel in his area for the 1963 National disease and disability. Once we may exercise our choice would mean a record of 100
Health Agencies and Joint Crusade campaign. Lt. Cdr. George each year, these organizations and select the National per cent giving by military
Holton (right), one of the NAS Jax keymen charged with mak- conduct a campaign among Health Agencies we want to and civilian personnel of
ing individual contacts for contributions, gladly accepts contributions
for the Joint Crusade and Health from his Commanding military personnel and gov- receive portions of our con- naval activities in the Jack-
Officer Capt. James R. Compton. Funds are being sought for ernment civilian employees.As tributions. These forms, along sonville area. We have always -
six National Health Agencies and three international welfare President Kennedy with contributor envelopesare faced the challenge and
agencies of the Joint Crusade from Navy military and civilian pointed out in his message distributed personally by met it before. Let's keep on
personnel in the Jax area. The campaign is now underway and "
continues through March 22. authorizing and endorsing campaign keymen. "giving to Health.

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HAS, JecbonvUle
CArT J. R. Compton ......................................................,... Commanding Officer
CM W lHf J. Schub ................... ........ ... ...... Ex cutlv. Officer
Fl..l Air Jackaonvlf..NAB 6ND

IABM Joseph M. Carson ...........................,.................................... Commander
CAST Vincent Cmy ................................................................___ Chief of Stiff
fleet Air Wing Eltvtn

CAPT Gilbert J. Fr.o.nh lm ............................................................ Comm nd., ,
CAPT Andr.w H. Cow.rt .................................................... Chief Stiff Officer V ,
Naval Air Ttchnlol Training Unit f;

CAfT Hartnl D. Allen ........................................................ Commanding Officer
COt Eugene F. Verdery .. ......................................................... Executive Officer
Naval Hospital

CArT J. M. Manner ................................................................ Commanding Officer ,j.., ..... ..: >i.:; .
CAfT Stephen H. Tollni ............................................................ Executive Officer : "" '
Naval Air Raiarve Training Unit
CAPT Ralph E. Elliott, J,. .................................................... Commanding Officer .
celt William M. Miller .. .................................................... ... Executive Officer
Printed commercially with non-approprlattd funds In Jackionvillt, Florida at no t
expenie to the government and In compliance with NAVEXOS P-35 Rav. July 1958. -T
Watrlbuttd weakly free of charge to military and civilian perionnel of Flaat Air
Jeckaonvllle, Naval Air Station, Naval Air Technical Training Unit, Fleet Air Wing
11, Naval Air Raterve Training Unit and U. S. Naval Hoipltal. : .4 MM4
LCDR Ralph D. McClure ........................ ... Service Information Officer UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE Two O&R Department employees-father and son-completed
Andrew H. fleney ..../................... Attiitant Service Information Officer 20 years Federal Service here last month. Preston S. Wade (left) and his Dad Willie H. Wade
Editor-Mae Spencer, JOI; Assistant Editor-Marc Whetstone, J01; St.ff- talk with Capt. Arthur R. Wooldridge Jr.. Assistant O&R Officer after receiving their 20 year
Rebart Doddi, SA; Ruth Anne Roberta, SA. pins. "Dad" Wade began his Federal employment at the Charleston. Naval Shipyard in Febru-
Members of North Florida Industrial Editors Allocation and Southern aid International ary of 1942 as an aircraft sheetmetal worker. "Son" Wade also began his'career at Charleston
Council of Industrial Editort. as an apprentice machinist in September of 1942. Willie Wade came to NAS Jax in 1943 and is
The Jax Air Newt li a member of the Armed Forces Press Service. Material now working in the Welding Shop of the Metals Division. Preston Wade came here in 1946 after
appearing In this publication can be reprinted providing cardit U given. Photo- Service in, the Air Force. He is now the Employee Development Officer in the Administrative
Editorial offices located In Room 230 Main Administration Building. Phone Services Group. "Dad" Wade had some time off during the 20 years but it balanced out that
frepht unless otherwise credited, are official I U.S. Navy Photographs both of the men received their 20 year pins on the same day.
extensions 8164, 656, 272, or 8161.
tion; in the community for honoring -

Beware of Easy Credit their obligations. Failure of
employees to honor just debts

without good cause reflecton
Lilo Down Payment"In their suitability for continued
Naval employment to such an

.a r.y+r this day and age of easy credit, "no down payment" extend that disciplinary action,
44 ; beckons at every turn. When you yearn for that "latest including" removal, may be nec

model" or this or that convenience, it's time to take stockof essary.

r r just how far your income will go. A staggering $42 bil- Your job is important to you-

lion is owed by American people on various installment to your family-more importantthan

plans, not including home mortgages, 30-day charge ac- having those luxuries that

counts or business debts. Each dollar_of_ that must be repaid, look so inviting but just don't
with interest.True fit the budget, what with food,
the work of employees to coun-
enough, it is your business sel them regarding the reason clothing, medical expenses, house

until you reach that "point of for delinquent indebtedness and payment or rent and countless

no return"" Until the payment attempt to ascertain how they other necessities making their

due" column stacks up to more intend to liquidate the debt. The demands on the paycheck. These
interruption of work and expenditure -
yv than the "income" column in luxuries can be yours, yes, if
of facilities to replyto
your budget book. In some cases complaints of indebtednessis you save for them or buy them
when that "point of no return"is
detrimental to the effective I under a reasonable credit plan
reached, due dates slip by
operation of this activity. that fits your income and yet
again, notices from creditors become -
more stern, more demand- NCPI 750 CLEARLY AND leaves room for unexpected

: : sx2anLxaiS.bsa sF: ,oa.w.:, ing. At this point creditors may CONCISELY states, "The De- drains on the family earningsin

AN "ENLISTED" ADMIRAL Rear Admiral Joseph M. contact the station with lettersof partment of the Navy expectsits the event of an emergency.IT'S .

Carson. ComFairJax and ComNabSix was formally presentedwith indebtedness. When this oc- employees to pay their just UP TO YOUIStation !
framed certificate making him an honorary member of curs, it is necessary to interrup tdebts and to maintain a reputa-

the Fleet Reserve Association recently. Willis J. CapwelL MUC

president of Jacksonville Branch 91, FRA presented the cer- N Traffic
tificates for the national organization. Rear Admiral Carsonwas d lErJfG 4
"COWQ4Ys RecordThe
elected to membership in the FRA at the national conven- Violation

tion last November in recognition for his support of the or- following is a report of

ganization. motor vehicle accidents and

traffic violations for the peri-

,Fashion Show Divine Services I od February 9 through Feb-

ruary 15.NUMBER.

Set at "O" PROTESTANT week ..............",. 6
0830-Holy Communion. All Total accidents this year

Club March 1 Saints' Chapel1030Naval through Feb. 15 ........, 25
POLICE fO Number of accidents during

"Spring Fashionation" will be Hospital Chapel. Feb. 1962 ...................... .31
the theme of the fashion show 0930-Service of Divine Wor- NUMBER DAYS SINCE

and coffee set for 1000, March 1, ship, All Saints' Chapel LAST INJURY IN MOTOR
at the "O" Club by the Naval VEHICLE ACCIDENT 49
1100-Service of Divine Wor-
Air I Station Officers' Wives'Club. NUMBER OF VIOLATIONSThis

Dental and O&R wives will ship, All Saints' Chapel week .. .. '" ." 113

serve as hostesses. Speeding "," 33
CATHOLIC Reckless Driving 2
fashion coordinator
Terry Dahly, -
Going Through Stop Sign 2
and commentator, will direct Sunday
Other Violations ."" 76
the show featuring fashions from 0630-Naval Hospital Chapel Fifty-five drivers appeared
Jean Jowers of Orange Park. before the Traffic Hearing
0900 & 1200-St. Edwards
Models will be Mrs. R. B. Buf- Chapel. Board at the meeting held on

fington, Mrs. R. L. Huber, Mrs. February 18. Disposition of
Weekdays the cases include the follow-
W. F Johnson, Mrs. Pershing
Wilson, Mrs. A. L. McGlaun, Jr., Monday Through Friday ing: seven lost driving and
parking aboard sta-
Mrs. J. R. Compton, Mrs. J. B. 0630-St. Edwards Chapel privileges
tion; 18 were assigned to com-
DeFrancesco, Jr., Mrs W. J.
1615-King Hall. Daily except plete an eight-hour course in
Schub Mrs. R. H. Smith, and
Thursday. remedial driving instructions;
Mrs. C. D. Schneider. Mrs. W. W.
27 were given suspended
Wear is in charge of decorations. Saturday pen-
alties; 23 were given warnings;

Reservations may be made by 0800-St. Edwards one was dismissed and three

calling Mrs. R. H. Fagan, Ext. 424 0900-King Hall rw'J were referred to commanding

or Mrs. J. V Westerman, Ext. Confessions are heard from officers for possible disciplinary -

337. 1900-2000 and before Masses. "Who's speeding action.


21 February 1963 JAX AIR NEWS Page 3

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FreedomContinued i i ... f. tI Navy Bakes Own VersionOf

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formal schooling in history and
Blackbird Pie HereThe
government, a brief review mightbe

in order. The concept of in- Navy baked its own special version of "BlackbirdPie
dividual freedom was expressedmost "
last Friday.The .
effectively in the Declara- L lots for fleet duty in this typeof
tion of Independence. This was a receipe called for 145 aircraft.In .

revolutionary concept and became I "Blackbirds" standing in a row, putting the Black b I r d

the doctrine for one of the flanked by 21 A-1H Skyraider Squadron back in business, the
bombers flavored with old
world's greatest social experi- I an Navy has revived a squadronthat
ments. "The Declaration turned pair of boxing gloves and a has a record of uniquenessas

what had just a few months be- shredded cigar, with a green well as efficiency. The most
fore been an AngloAmericanfamily derby thrown in for blend. notable recent history of the

quarrel into a defiance of When this mixture was formed squadron was the record the
all tyranny everywhere. Colonial ( "':. together at 1430 at the Jackson- Blackbirds made in Korea.

loyalty to the English crown, .. t'" ville Naval Air Station it offii- Operating from the aircraft
was transformed into national '" <1 \ cially became Attack Squadron carrier USS Lake Champlain,
loyalty to the cause of political \ : 45- the famed "Blackbird"I first carrier to be homeportcdat

freedom for the human race. .. <<'t: squadron of the Navy. Mayport Naval Station, VA-

Thomas Jefferson in writingthe ;..bi.k : ;9"J ThIS MARKED THE THIRD 45 hammered enemy installa-
declaration related the ... :.:::ti :::\, .. : :'v vimo the "Blackbirds" have tions, troop movements and pro-

cause of American independenceto 1..J\'t\.JJ.nU" gets Just piece 01 Luiimubktutuuj; !: CO.M.U or flown for the Navy. First came vided close air support to our
so it seems as Cdr. Luther H. Elliott, takes command of VA-4S.
certain timeless beliefs about The Blackbirds were recommissioned here last Friday as the World War II, then inactivation, fornt line forces from June 1953
the nature of man, society, and Navy divided pilot training functions of VA-44. The jet train- then came the Korean Conflict, until the cease-fire agreement
government. Men are created ing phase moved to Cecil Field and the propeller phase stayed followed again in 1958 by inacti- During this period the Black-
with equal and inalienable rights here and was formed into VA-45. vation. birds flew 387 combat sorties,
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all men everywhere. The chief cal community is where the .o. The Navy dividing the pilot dropped 1% million pounds of

purpose of any government is to individual citizen can and should training functions of Attack bombs and fired 30,000 rounds of

secure these rights, and its just bring his weight to bear. This is NATTU Honormeii Squadron 44. The jet training ammunition at the enemy.

power comes only from the con- where he must meet his respons- phase-along with 500 officers AS A TOPLEVEL COMBAT
N. C. Hall AO1A"B"School
sent of the governed. Althoughthis ibilities. It requires time. It re- 89.31. and men and 56 jet training squadron, the Blackbirds developed -

news took decades to spread quires effort. It requires Intelligence PFC R. Westfall AO "A" p'lanes-have moved to Cecil a personality of their
and has yet to penetrate every- ] It does not produce im- School 89.34. Field. About 145 men of the own. Historical files record this
where, all other theories of gov- mediate tangible results. But it squadron and 21 propeller air- summary of the reason the
CPL W. A. AE "A"
ernment were doomed by this is a vital requirement. School 92.60. Sheldon craft were formed into VA45to squadron calls itself the Black-
Declaration and the American birds:
Democracy is far from perfectas take up duties of training pi-
independence that followed it2. "The blackbird and his dress
a form of government. But it
This continuedand have special significance. The
concept was
is much better than anythingelse
focused by the Constitution."The '6, { blackbird was chosen because of
that has ever been tried.BIBLIOGRAP1iY .
Constitution was not a universal k. its recognized persistence and
' document in the same aggressive nature in attackingand

sense as the Declaration. It wasa 1. Reston, James, "Our History f a y z outwitting its enemies. The
working document for Ameri- Suggests a Remedy" published in green derby, worn at a cocky

cans, not for Laplanders or Chin- "The National Purpose," Holt, angle on the squadron patch was
ese.3The founding I fathers Rinehart and Winston, New York, initiated in April 1951 as a
did their work well. The pre- 1960. p. 109. semi-official squadron hat. The

amble to the Constitution 2. Jessup, John K., "A Noble : \ ; boxing gloves were selected to
"is a summary statement of what Framework for a Great Debate," s4 sE represent the potential punch of

the founders thought to be the also published in "The National n the Navy's Skyraider bomber.
true purposes of government Purpose," p. 4, 5. t The cigar was added to show

any government. Here are these 3. Ibid., p. 6. .: that most of the pilots were
purposes: 4. Ibid., p. 6. older and more experienced than

To form a more perfect Union, .. .. the average pilots comprisingsuch
to establish justice, insure domestic a squadron."

tranquility, provide for : ,:Classified: ; There were more than 4 and

the common defense, promote the '- 'P .. ,, 20 blackbirds baked in last Fri
.. .
general welfare, and secure the day's new pie. One-hundred and
blessings of liberty.4- Our free- FOR RENT y forty-five of them were standingat
Orange Park-2 bdrm, kit $65
doms have spelled out by the per mo.; CO 49773. ,1 : ....0 attention when Captain Vin-
Amendments to the Constitution, Ortega-2 furn opts, con. shopping II': lf* the first ten of which have always center; 3872864. .,; : :. <, .. Staff, read the commissioning
Ortega-3 bdrm house, Fla. rm, $90 .x "b" .
"' '
been referred to as the Bill g., receipt (message).
per mo; EV 76051. 'w. : $ : .:h'(
of Rights. These Amendments include Riverside-furn apt, Pullman kit, $60 Then Captain Ralph Werner,
for each of us: Free exer- per mo; EV 77297. WELCOME SHIPMATE VICE PRESIDENT Fleet Reserve Commander Carrier Air Group
cise of religion; freedom of Ortega-3 bdrm furn house, $110 per Association's Southeast Region Vice President Joseph M. Four, under whom the squadronwill
mo; EV 93549. Wilson (left), is presented the gavel.of authority by Orin L.
speech; freedom of the press; FOR SALE Allen. President of Yukon Branch 126 members for the first serve, "tested the pie" witha
freedom to assemble peaceably; House-3 bdrm, garage, price $7,850 time since election to his present position. Wilson who is personnel inspection.
freedom against unreasonable EV 4-6678. currently on a month-long visit to FRA Branches and Units Finally Commander Luther H.
searches and seizures; freedom Ortega Hills-3 bdrm, 4V G.I. Loan, throughout the State of Florida spoke to members of Branch Elliott former
$65.50 per mo; EV 9-5911 126 its auxiliary Unit 126 and their guests at the Branch's executive officerof
against double jeopardy; freedom Cedar Hills-3 bdrm, Fla. rm, $62 per regular monthly meeting following a "dutch treat" luncheonin VA-44, assumed duties as
against self-incrimination; free- mo; EV 7-1898. his honor at the NAS Jacksonville CPO Club. "head chef" by taking commandof
dom against being deprived of the Blackbirds.

life, liberty, or property without
due process of the law. Justice, Magnolia Ball

in the: right to a speedy and .

public trial; right to a trial by Set For May
jury; right to be confronted by

witnesses; right to summon wit- ; E ? Representatives from each
nesses in own behalf; right to f!K y .+ 4 NAS unit meet this week to coordinate -

have counsel; freedom against / 44ua a plans for the 12th An-
cruel and unusual punishment; nual Magnolia Ball. The eventis

freedom against excessive bail sponsored by the Jacksonville

and fines; freedom against slav- 4; n Officer's Wives Club.
ery; freedom to vote. The charity dinner-dance will
ALTHOUGH LARGELY taken be held Friday and Saturday
for granted, these are not to be ;. nights, May 17 and 18 at the
taken lightly. There is no auto- NAS Officer's Club.

matic guarantee for their con- :fi< The theme of the evening will

tinuance. Our political system includes ,yam; ., be "Enchanted Evening", Billy
machinery for dealing COMMiriEE WOMEN for the forthcoming Magnolia Ball met at the "O" Club Monday to May's Orchestra with vocalist,
with the world-shaking affairs of discuss plans for the Charity dinner-dance which will be held on Friday and Saturday nights
May 17 and 18. (L. to R.) Mesdames, J. S. Walker Faetulant T. A. Graham VP-71 R. P. Smyth Frankie Lester has been engagedto
with those
state, and for dealing VP-5 R. D. Kunkle, NATTUj J. E. Rylee NATTU; R. J Deprez, ComFairJax V. F. Anderson play for dancing.
who threaten from abroad to de- VP-18 R. F. Lyons VP-30 A. H. Cowart FAW-11 R. N. Dahly, Co-Chairman H.A. Hall, Chairman Tickets at $5.00 per person
prive us of these freedoms. The ; R. H. Fagan Second Vice President. O&R: H. C. Grolhjahn ComFairJax M. B. Williams, will go on sale in April and
"nuts and bolts" functioning of retired officers wife W. J. Schub, NAS and J. R. Compton NAS. Members of committee that
proceeds from the Ball will be
were not present when photo was taken were: Mrs. E. D. Chapman Mrs. F. R. Potts and Mrs.
democracy at home in the loa W. A. Warde. allocated to local charities.'I .


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TROPHY WINNERS Intramural and All-Station Championship trophies A2C, AF679lh Intramural Touch Football} John Logan, VA-44, Intramural 1
are held by respective team representatives. They are (Front Row L to R) Volleyball (Back Row) Lt Richard Lagaste, VP-30, Intramural Handball;
Ron Inman. Athletic Officer, and Cdr. M. C. Griffin CO VA-44, Ironman Marine Capt. William Shearer MAD (NATTU), All-Station Touch Football
winners) (Second Row) G. L. Patterson. AE1 VA-44, All-Station Bowling: Bernie Parker, HM1, Hospital, Intramural Golf Emmett Grain PH2 VAP-62
Thomas L. Gary AMHlAC( ), VA-44, Intramural Bowling; George B. Hoke Intramural Ping Pong Robert Kellams AEC. VA-44. All-Station Volleyball.

I 'Big Ironman Awarded To VA-44 I IR

The "Big I" Ironman Trophy was presented to its first

winner last Tuesday night during the first semi-annual In-

I tramural Sports Banquet of 1963 when Attack Squadron 44

returned. to NAS Jax from Cecil Field to receive the coveted a
}} }
ceive the IM Touch Football
., Commander Mitchell C. Griffin
Championship and N A T T U '
<> ,i R s
; the Hornet's Commanding I
Marine Aviation Detachment
} was
Officer accepted the top NAS
presented with the All Station
sports award from Captain JamesR.

.. Compton, NAS CO, before a gridiron trophy.
1 gathering of over 300 sports Again, VA-44 was awardedtop
'! enthusiasts and their guests in awards as the squadron received -
zKra i$ Galley One. trophies as the IM and
All Station Volleyball Champions.Team .
i I Six top intramural awards
and four All-Station Championships Championship for Ping
Pong went to VAP-62 while
as well as numerous indi- ,
'Ya vidual trophies, were presentedto VP-30 received the honor as
s teams which excelled in the Handball Champions.

sports program held here last Trophies awarded individualswho
Emcee William Fitch
excelled in the various
f winners were announcedby sporting events included;
Oliver of NATTU, high scorer
emcee William Fitch, NAS
BOWLING R. W. Nicholsonof
for the and Clifton Al-
Services Officer, and
A/C Maint, high average
Y britton of AF679th who receivedthe
> personally congratulated by men's bowler with
a 179; J. E.
most the
Capt. votes as most val-
Linn of VAP-62 Sky Warriors, uable player of the season.
IM Bowling Championshipand high game men's bowler with 252;
the All Station Championship L. D. Durant of the Paymasters, PING PONG Cliff Tully of
..r went to the Stingers of who has since been transferred, FAETU won the Singles Cham-
VA-44. Taking the IM Golf hon- high set men's bowler with 615; pionship while Dave Cox and

ors was Hospital "A" while Sup- Evelyn Ray of the Untouchables, Howard Southard of VAP-62 took

port Services of NATTU was high average, high game and the Doubles Championship.
awarded the All Station Golf high set women's bowler with
J. of
Cdr. M. C. Griffin, CO VA-44. receives Championship trophy. 134, 218 and 515 respectively. -
Hospital won the Singles Championship -
"Big I" Ironman from Capt. J. R. Campion. AF679th went forward to re- TOUCH FOOTBALL K. A. and Parker Towle and

_. I Ed McDonough of Hospital received -
Lfrenearer/ / I the Doubles Champion


Group Is Now appears this will be the only

h leg of the "Big I" VA-44 will be

Casting/ PlayThe entitled to hold. The squadronis
no longer a member of the
newly formed NAS Little NAS IM program, having been
Theater Group plans to hold b.; transferred to NAS Cecil Field

casting for its first play begin- I : at> a: last week. A command is awarded -
ning at 2000, February 25 in j permanent possession of the

Dldg. 804. < .. \: trophy only after having won it

The name of the play is "Golden for a fourth time.

Fleecing," a Navy comedy. According to Athletic Director

There are 13 characters who : i'S Frank McCaffrey, the major
trophy will be housed by VA-45
make up the cast, 11 are men's __ until the summer banquet.

parts and two are women's parts. ______
Special guests at the banquet,
Interested in
Anyone trying
besides tenant commanders, NAS
out for the parts may acquaint ; vs., a}y xkh ,a+: s !<,.r department heads and local news

themselves with the play first by representatives, included Bobby

picking up a copy of the scriptin r: rb:. :. fv c Madura owner of the local Jack-
;c ,r. :: > k a sonville Suns Baseball team.
803A. There is a $1 de-
Bldg. 300 PLUS was the attendance of sports enthusiasts and their guests last Tuesday night as Suns catcher Harry Chiti and the
posit required for checking out they watched their favorite teams being presented Intramural and All-Station Championship SUM play-by-play radio com-

each copy. awards. mentator, Dave Martin.

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Hornet Cagers WinNat'l I IM Bowling JAX AIR SPORTS

League SpotThe NEWS

Hornetmen cagers of VA-44 buzzed into the StandingsFollowing

championship spot of the National League last Friday- .

the same day the jet portion of the air arm left for Cecil

Field. are the standings for

three IM Bowling Leagues:


all but two of its scheduled WINS LOSSES WINS LOSSES

games, and since they were 1. Vp.7 5 1 1. Riggers 8 4
leaving NAS Jax it was now or 2. Supply 5 1 2. Falcons 8 4
never. 3. Admin 4 1 3. ComOffMeti 8 4
4. VAP-62 4 1 4. ChieFs 8 4
Its two later-to-be victims 5. VP-18 4 2 5. Keglers 5 3
were Dispensary and VA-176. NATIONAL: LEAGUE 6. Cannon Cockers 7 5

Dispensary was the first to 1. VA..... winners" 8 0 7.8. SeaBees AF679th 6 7 5 6 s... ) a

fall, although they were pressingthe 2. A/C Maint 4 1 9. Skeater Beaten 6 6 ?fti ( ti :=ab
Hornets at halftime 19 to 14 3. Dispensary 5 2 10. Marlins 6 6
4. VP.30 3 2 11. Bowleroi 5 7
Thursday noon 5. VA-176 3 3
12. Warriors 5 7
meeting at the Mainside gym. 13. Dispensary 3 9 gfNbp :
In the second half however, the Handball HonorsGo 14. Playboys 1 7 \
VA-44 cagers furthered their 15.'Mad Foxes 1 7

advance, breaking the game openin CONTINENTAL LEAGUETEAM
a scoring spree and winning Hospital; WINS LOSSES

the contest 53-26. HornetmanBill 1 1. Confidential 7 1
Morgan lead his team's Singles DoublesThe 2. Flying Phantoms 7 1
3. Mix Masters 3 1
scoring column with 12 points.
Hospital handball team 4. Spartans 5 3
The following 5. BeeBee Stackers 5 3
day, VA-44
has won both the Singles and I
came 6. Hornets 5 3
face to face with
a deter-
Doubles IM Championships while
7. Cougars 5 3
mined squad from VA-176 in a VP-30 took the top spot in total 8. Sparkles 4 4

game which turned out to be team points.J. 9. Pin Pounders" 4 .
the closest of the victors' 10. Flash Bombs 2 2 :> -
Hilger the
Singles Champ 11. ComFairJax, 3 5
VA-176 JUMPED OUT AHEAD while Parker Towle and Ed 12. Ham Hocks 3 5

early in the game and were McDonough won the Doubles 14. Pay Matters 2 6

leading at halftime, 28-22. The title for Hospital.The 15. Cursors 2 6 .. ,:.
second half appeared to be in final IM Handball Doub- 16. Rejects 0 8 Cpl. Byrd leaps up to 600 Ibs. in only 14 months.

favor of VA-176 until near the les match was played last Mon- NATIONAL LEAGUE

closing seconds in the fourth day between R. H. Lagasse and TEAM WINS LOSSES 1851b. Marine
quarter when VA-44 tied their K. L. Julie both of VP-30 andHospital's 1 1. Marines 4 0 Lifts
2. NARTU 7 1
score 51-51 just as he buzzer Doubles team. The 3. Air Frames 6 2

sounded. Towle and McDonough combin- 4. Owl Hoots 6 2

This placed the two squads ation won easily, downing their 5. Lucky Seven 6 2 600 Ib. on ShouldersA
6. 5
into an overtime period of three competitors in the first two 7. Mixers 5 3
minutes. First to score was Mor- matches of the three games ser- 8. VU-IO 4 4 23 year old Marine walked into the Health Club at

gan of VA-44, only to have the ies, 21-19 and 21-12. 9. Griffens 4 4 the NAS Indoor Pool last Wednesday, February 13, seta

lead tied once again by a VA-176 Early last week Hilger met i 11.10. Bandits Hack Drivers 2 3 6 5 cross-bar on the upright stands, and placed 300 poundson

eager. Then Morgan was fouled. ;. Jim Roberts of VA-44 in a 12. Pan Handlers 2 6 either end. He then calmly stepped under the bar and
His trip to the free-throw line similar match for the championship 13. Thunderheads 1 7
was fruitful as he dropped in the which he won on the third 14. Neptunes 1 7 lifted the 600 pounds onto his shoulders!

final two Hornet scores making i game of the series, limiting Rob- 15. Electrons 0 4 AS IF THIS WASN'T enough, BYRD STARTED WEIGHT

it 55 to 53. erts to 13 points. Roberts won he proceeded to go into a half lifting about 14 months ago

As for the first match 21 to 10 then squat after which he placed the while stationed in Japan. He
playoffs in IM Bas- 6ND NetmenIn
ketball the Hilger took the next game 21 bar back on the waiting stands I carried this interest back'to the
Hornets turn this I
chore over to the newly recom- to 10 followed by winning the and said, "I wasn't sure. for U.S. and NAS Jax, finding the
missioned third, 21-13. sure. facilities at the Health Club
VA-45 All-Navy
whom manyof In total team points for IM To accomplish a feat of this made to order.
possess the same faces.
Handball, VP-30 took first place, nature you would imagine this Since then he has practicedan

Following are the top five Hospital second, VAP-62 third, TourneyThe man to be close to eightfeettall average of two hours every
teams in the National and Amer- VA-44 fourth, O&R fifth and not to mention his muscular other day.
ican Leagues of Intramural bas- AF679th sixth place. size.
Sixth Naval District is I The day before he lifted the

being represented in the All- Actually, Corporal David Byrdof 600 pounds, the most he had
MARTD weighs only 185 been able to manage was 530

Navy Volleyball Championships, I pounds, and stands under six- pounds. Asked why the 70

being held at Alameda, Calif. foot. But, one can be assured pound leap all at once, he said,

The augmented Pensacola team that this man's anatomic physic "My legs just felt up to it, so,
contains a "few" muscles. I gave it a try."
of which John Loper of VA44is
x a member, downed the Fifth
.qoo Knowles Anderson Take
P Naval District netmen at the ,

South Atlantic Regional tourneylast

week in Norfolk, Va, by Regatta Sailing HonorsHigh

scores of 15-4 and 15-7.

'Jv, l ff The All-Navy matches beganon winds and stormy weather may have limited the

Monday and are expected to Jax Navy Sailing Club to only two entries in last Sunday'sfirst

be completed sometime tomor- Spring Tri-Club regatta, but it didn't limit those

k:1 row. entries in taking honors.

The shortest heavyweight title Commodore V. F. Anderson
the second of the regatta serieson
bouts were in 1908 when Tommy sailed their Rhodes Bantam Class
Sunday, March 3. A skippers
Burns halted Irish Jem Roche in I craft into the scoring column of
I I t I meeting will be held at 1230 be-
Dublin in 1 minute, 28 seconds I each of the three races held.
fore the three races are sailed.
and Joe Louis knocked out Max
I. Knowles, a Jax member from Last week the club elected this
Schmeling in 2 minutes, 4 seconds I
Cecil Field, placed second in the year's officials. Commodore An-
in their rematch in June
overall point totals behind his derson of VP-18 was reelectedto
taking two seconds and one third his post for the seventh time.

Master Meil Hartford of VAP-62 place for the three races. He Other electees and their official

and The First Lieutenant George sailed in his 571 Rhodes Bantam. positions were: Vice CommodoreH.

Sundt of VP-30. Anderson fell one point shortof P. Wintrich of the Naval

MOST RECENT Hop A. Mealeu of Special Services Persons interested in becoming Knowles' score and placed as Hospital; Rear Commodore
receives the American Red Cross'50.mile swimmer certificate members of the club can obtain overall third behind his takingone Thomas Knowles of Cecil Field;
from NAS field repesentative Frank Layne at the Indoor Pool. information by calling Lieutenantjg second and two third places. Treasurer R. E. Clark of VP-18;
To date 27 swimmers have received the award for participating
in the "Swim and Stay Fit" program. ( ) John Barnes at Ext. 362. He sailed in hi$ Bantam Alpha. Secretary Al Claussen; Sailing

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6 JAY AIR NEWS 21 February 1963

MoviesThursday 100 Officers, EM Graduateat '

February 21 Leadership SeminarNearly

Mainside-Home From The
Hills. 100 officers and en-
This the second such sem-
NATTUnit Cole was
Younger listed men of Patrol Squadron -
Gunfighter. inar conducted by the squadron
Seven graduated Febru-
Hospital-No Man Is An Is- 15 from a two-week lead- within the past year. The first
land. was last September, however,
ership seminar here. I
Friday, February 22 Presented by the staff of the third class petty officers were
not included at that time.
1 Mainside-The War Lovers. BuPers Leadership Field Team

NATTUnit-Home From The located here, the lectures were "THE PRIMARY PURPOSEof

Hills. divided into three phases holding the seminar," said

Hospital-Cole Younger Gun- classes of division and branch or Lieutenant W. J. Bishop, VP-7

fighter. sub-division officers; third and Public Information Officer,

Saturday February 23 second class petty officers; and "was to firmly .establish the im-
first class and chief petty offi- portance and understanding of
Mainside-Gay Pun .
cers. the Navy's chain of command
The War Lovers.
SOME OF THE TOPICS dis- policies and to make each indi-
Hospital-Home From The
Hills. cussed during the seminar, re- vidual aware of his responsibilities -

lated accordingly to each phase, as well as the value of giv-
Sunday, February 24 I
included reenlistments, leader- ing credit where credit is due."

Mainside-A Thunder Of ship guidance and education.The Lt. Bishop was the seminar co- w $ $42*

Drums. petty officers were selected ordinator and representative of

NATTUnit-Gay Purr-ee. to attend the program on the Commander L. B. Crayton, Jr.,
Hospital-The War Lovers. basis of each one's motivation in Commanding Officer of the

Monday, February 25 his particular rating.A squadron. Sfyi

Mainside-Duel In The Sun.

NATTUnit-A Thunder Of + > } } 'R.Z ..k 44.}+} y l'f4;'>:/r{'' f''k QL::: }{+,!(.Onrq. n5f7t

Hospital-Gay Purr-ee.
1a H. D. Allen NATTU
Tuesday, February 26 : Commanding Officer cuts the USO twenty-second anniversary
':'{FJaoY'.ta fy cake as Brigadier Emil Miller USO Director, and Leo
Mainside-White Slave Ship. Grimes look on. Capt. Allen was presented a plaque for out
NATTUnit-Duel In The Sun,. I-__ standing service to USO by Brigadier Miller during the cere-

Hospital-A Thunder Of monies.VP5.

Wednesday, February 27 Plane "0" Club Events

Mainside-The Tall Stranger.

NATTUnit-White Slave Ship. C r First To Spot Friday February 22

Hospital-Duel In The Sun. Luncheon 1115-1345 (Reserve

Officers Association Party)

P O Club Hijacked ShipA Annex Operations Party

(Continued from page 1 col. 5)) Jacksonville based Sp2E Happy Hour 1530-1800.

Package Store within the club.A Neptune has been credited Dinner 1800-2130.
with the first sighting of the
Dancing in Dining Room with
number of individuals have
Venezuelan freighter -
been behind the scene in the hijacked Kay Ryan Trio 2000-2400.
development) stages of the club PATROL SQUADRONFive Saturday, February 23
in addition to Heintz, Club
aircraft is presently deployed Luncheon 1115-1345.
Manager. Air Force
Staff Ser-
to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto ROA Executive Meeting 1200.
geant Paul Hillman, who was Rico. Happy Hour 1530-1800.

appointed acting Vice Presidentof Capt. James R. Compton presents $50 check to Harry S. Mattox, Lieutenant W. E. Bridgman, Dinner 1800-2130.
the Advisory Group and vol- ADJ1, Serviceman of the Month for January.O&R's pilot of the patrol craft first Dancing in Dining Room with

untarily assumed duties of assistant Mattox Wins spotted the fugitive vessel at Charlie Jay 2030-0030.

and manager, was, according 0600 on Sunday, February 16. Sunday, February 24
The ship was then some 180 Brunch 1115-1345.
to Heintz. umy right
miles north of Surinam (Dutch Buffet 1800-2100.
hand man". He has since been Jan. Serviceman HonorsFriday. Guana) and moving toward Family

transferred from AF679th. Fred Brazil at 12 knots. Monday, February 25
23 old first class
Tucker, ADR2 of Aircraft Maint- year He will also receive an The Neptune aircraft photo- Luncheon 1115-1345.
has been accorded honors as all-expense paid day at St. Hour 1530-1800.
enance Department and Richard graphed the ship and kept it in
the Serviceman of of the USO. NARTU Steak Cook-
January : Augustine, courtesy Annex -
hours. Com-
for several
Grews, AMHI of NAS Adminis- sight
the Month. He is Harry S. out 1830.
tration Department have equally I The Navy man was com- munication attempts were unsuc- Dinner 1800-2100.
Mattox, ADJ1 of the Over- mended for the outstanding per- cessful it was said and the
been helpful in the daily pro- haul and Repair Department.Mattox formance of his duties as A3D freighter continued on course. Tuesday February 26
gress, said the Manager. Hand-
was presented a $50 Plane Captain and Supervisorof Seven other Navy planes from Luncheon 11151345.St. .
ling the numerous clerical tasksis check by Captain James R. the Aircraft Weight and Bal Roosevelt Roads also participatedin Johns room All Wives

the club secretary, Mrs. Lois Compton, N A S Commanding ance Branch, Aircraft Transfer the search. Bridge 1230.

Vojnowski. Officers, in ceremonies held last Division, Production Planning Other crewmen of the VP-5 Happy Hour 1530-1800.
.. .. Group of O&R. Dinner 18002100.St. .
aircraft were: Lieutenant junior
a Y II He was further praised on his grade P. E. Oechslin, co-pilot; Johns Room Duplicate

personal appearance in uniform Lieutenant junior grade R. E. Bridge 2000.

I and in civilian clothes ashore. Webb, tactical coordinator and Wednesday, February 27
f f #
1I I "He wears his uniform in such navigator; R. A. Haskins, ADR2; Luncheon 1115-1345.

1I ___ I a manner it leaves no doubt L. W. Carnes, ADR3; W. P. Happy Hour 1530-1800.

I I that he is proud of it and of Wootten, AE2; H. M. Miller, Dinner Foreign Dish Night

I being a Navy man", said. the AE3; D. E. Mason, ATR3 and G. (India) 1800-2100.

recommendation letter. R. Joyce, AOAN.
I Thursday, February 28
Mattox has advanced to ADJ1
in a period of 5 years and ten Luncheon 1115-1345. (ComFairJax
months. BluejacketsInn Luncheon Anchor Room).
Happy Hour 1530-1800.

Doin's Dinner 18002100.and .

Pershing Test SuccessfulThe 21 the Red Coats 2100-0100.
Thursday February
U.S. Army's all-weather
Pershing ballistic missile has Dance featuring the Megatons Sunday, February 24

been successfully tested under 2000-2400. Dance featuring Carl Boyd and
simulated near-hurricane con- Food special % Southern the Ryhthm Kings 2000-2400.

ditions. Fried Chicken, French Fries, Monday, February 25
Tossed Salad, Bread and Butter Dining and Dancing.
Tilted at lift-off, the missile
G+ : ::. 3x'H t.: $.90.
corrected for simulated high
Friday, February 22 Tuesday, February 26
ground winds and proceeded
Dance featuring Carl Boyd and Happy Hour 1700-1800.
on its pre-planned trajectoryto
OUTSTANDING SERVICE is rewarded here as Mrs. the Rhythm Kings 2100-0100. Dining and Dancing.
J. Hendon of the Administration Department is presented I. the impact point down the
Mary I Saturday, February 23 Wednesday, February 27
a check for $100 for Superior Achievement by Capt. James R. Atlantic Missile Range. Dance featuring March Wilson Game night 2000.Pegs .
Compton NAS Commanding Officer.

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