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VOL. 1 1. No. 31 U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA October 28 1943




ADM. McFALL SAYS ROADBeloved AHEAD IS ROUGH S





Chaplain Is Detached "We Must Attack' Navy Day Finds Allies On



;, >, ,: ,', ;:: :;:.. Declares Knox In The March All Over Globe:

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Rear Admiral Andrew
Calhoun McFall
., \.\. Chief of Naval
:
) .!'I-' ';" !I,11l'
'; >; Navy Proclamation Air Operational Training, heralded accomplishments of tire

r.,;': ,': y United States at war and at the same time warned that "our

"', ,,ow 0', Basiness As Usual Is Order major effort is yet to come," in a double-barreled Navy Day
address yesterday at Hemming Park under
sponsorship of

t ;:{,: ; Of The Day Here For I ., I the Citing American the Legion Nation's. deplorable.

.. Navy Day Of 1943 Here's What lack of the weapons of war two
% H .Awf4 I years ago, Admiral McFall declared
; Air Station officials here took that "the picture today has entirely -
; their cue for the observance of Leaders Say changed. This Navy Day.
Navy Day, yesterday 27 October, he emphasized, "finds us seekingout -
r from a special proclamation by the enemy in every corner of
Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox On Navy Day the globe. In fact, we are anxiousto
/ : ;:', ; which stated: "Navy Day of 1943 meet him in force.
will be a fighting day for the "But despite what we have accomplished
United States Fleet. Seek out the ar far in prosecuting-
;; ; enemy-and destroy him! Today, Secretary of the Navy Frank I this war, in spite of the bright .
tomorrow and tomorrow, we must Knox issued the following state- spots we have seen on our horizon _
attack!" ment on the eve of Navy Day, Oct. our major effort is yet to
It is in preparation for this attack 27, which was observed yesterday. I come. It is going to cost us muchin
that the efforts of the Jack- "Navy Day of 1943 is a fighting money, blood, sweat and tearsto
sonville Naval Air Station are di- day for the United States Fleet !' I reach Berlin or to march down {
rected. Every Navy pilot .now go- on every ocean of the world. In'' I the streets of Tokyo. We must not
Ing out to the Fleet and virtually the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Mediterranean i forget that fact in the jubilation
every pilot who has gone out in recent and in other theatres of the moment.
months, was prepared for his of action, our men in Navy blue Delving into the history of Navy
combat job either here or at one are slugging it out with the enemy. Day, the Admiral explained that
of the other training centers of the I The hearts of more than a hundred "Twenty-one years ago October
Naval Air Operational Training and thirty million Americans are :27th was set aside as Navy Day,
Command, of which Jacksonville is I with them in the eremendous task i a time for Americans to give
the headquarters I ahead. |
Following the lead of Secretary "During almost two years of j portance In protecting their coun-
Knox, Jacksonville, under war, a patriotic nation has dedicated |, try. Indirectly, today, we are celebrating -
Captain Arthur Gin In, Comman- trained hands and willing I I I the birthday of a man who
R dant, and the other stations of effort to the construction of a realized, long before many other
NAOTC Indulged in no relax a- mighty fleet-the greatest in our I: leaders of this nation, that a strong
lion of their rigid training routines I ]history. Upon this ability to build, I Navy was a big stick capable of
: f in celebration of Navy Day. and keep on building, rests the enforcing peace. I am speaking
.4 And the routines are rigid. They I 3 Navy's ability to carry out future I of Theodore Roosevelt, whose farsightedness
Y have to be to give Navy pilots a attacks. Our fighting men afloat had a far-reaching-
thorough grounding: in combat I 11 have proved their battle worth. I, bearing on the development o' our
Captain Reuben VV Shrum, senior chaplain at this Station for techniques in eight: weeks. Already }I (Given the ships, the planes and the modern. Navy.
nearly two years, has been detached and will depart for duties out- qualified pilots when they arrive j guns in sufficient quantity, they I The knowledge of what the
side the continental limits of the United States Mrs Shrum and i at the NAOTC, students here are I will never let us down United States has accomplishedsince
young son, Welty, will remain here while Captain Shrum is on overseas taught how to fly the powerful "Thousands of thf'Nt''lll1ant! Navy Day 1911! should
duty. combat planes of the Navy, how to men have already given their give every citizen of this country
-- ----- ----- take off and land on the sea or on lives as their contribution to the Infinite pride and confidenceIn
the deck of a carrier and how to ultimate victory which Is now as, this fighting arm of the American -

Capt Shrum Beloved Chaplain bomb, strafe and carry out the sured.! I am confident that the government."It .
many other complicated maneuvers might be well for us to review
of combat. (people! of this country will not this amazing growth and increase
forget the sacrifice, nor what Isbeing
To execute this extensive I in power on the part of the
Is Succeeded Comdr. Marken gram. NAOTC operates training pro- done by our gallant Allies United States Fleet continued -

By : centers at Jacksonville, Miami, Ba- "On this Navy Day, every pa- Admiral McFall "Certainly we
. nana River, Key West, Fort Lauderdale I triotic American salutes the men could find no pa rail in history to
Shrum Vero of our Navy, Coast Guard and match the building program which
Captain Reuben W. senior chaplain at the Jacksonville Beach, Melbourne.
Daytona Beach, Sanford, DeLand, Marine Corps with a hearty 'well has been completed during the past
Naval Air Station, and a participant in the religious Lake City and St. Simon, Ga. done'. And those at home proudly' 12 months-most of it far ahead of
ceremonies attendant to the historic Atlantic Charter meeting In addition NAOTC gives navi- II join with those who are far away either schedule or expectations."

of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister gation training at Hollywood, Fla., in a silent battle pledge that the I Here, the Admiral Introducedsome
Winston Churchill, has been detached and will depart withina bombardier training at Jacksonville most ruthless and cruel enemies startling figures to showU.
of all time shall be driven from
.
and aerial gunnery at Jack- S. Naval-progress of the putt
short while to assume duties sonville, Hollywood and Purcell, the seas \ro years
overseas. I Okla. In addition the Naval Air "To the men of the Fleet I say "In July 1940," he said "The
During his nearly two years at Around The Technical Training Command also with confidence and with pride: Navy received five new vessels; I
the Station, Captain Shrum has I Seek out the enemy-and destroyhim .
operates four of its largest service Continued o page *rfn r
ministered to the needs of thousands schools at this Station. I Today, tomorrow and tomor- 1
of Bluejackets, and has en- Clock With Since last commissioned row, we must attack!"
Navy Day -
in the hearts of all Second Round
deared himself I and enlisted graduates of I -
Into contact with Admiral Ernest J. USN
who have come these training centers have participated King
him. In addition to his routine duties Capt. Shrum in the aerial phase of manyan Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Fleet [ Mitt Duels To
he has appeared before many action that has started the and Chief of Naval Operations, recently -
of Jacksonville's civic clubs, and delivered a Navy Day mess- '
United Nations
on the final road ,;
has spoken to the graduating If it is true that "variety Is the to victory. age to members of the U. S. Naval Be A FeatureThe
classes of several of the schools !! spice of life," then Captain Reuben Naval aviators who only a short I', services, both within the conti-
In the city I W. Shrum, senior chaplain on while nental United States and abroad, competition gets stiffer tonight .
ago were spreading uncertain -
.on being detached from I IJa the Station for nearly two years Florida I In which he declared that "In anticipation as the second round of the
wings over are
: today
.. <'k"on'lIIeIr Station, I and recently detached for overseas casting threatening shadows in i of Navy Day on Wednesday Naval Air Station boxing tournament -
torn between a feeling of duty, certainly never had a dull such far away places as Bougain i October 27, I wish to make gets underway to highlight'
regret and a feeling of Intense. moment, for during his weekly vine, Salerno and Rabaul. I this statement to all members of ,I the Victory Smoker show in th-
Mitlsfactlon." he declared. "In round of activities he might have I the United States Naval Services, main station auditorium. Doors
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the first place I rl.' rf't.that. I I been called upon to do anything Navy Coast Guard, and Marines. open at 1900 and the musical portion I
must leave this, which I con- from offering solace to a mother Frank Buck Is : Today, I am especially gratified to of the evening's entertain
eider the finest air station In who was worried about her son, to know that the American people in ment begins at 1930.
our country<< and certainly the' performing the marriage: service HereFrank I civilian life may hear what I haveto Winners of first round fights
mot satisfactory duty I have I for young persons embarking upon Coming say. and a few fighters who had byeson :: 1
ever had In my long service In the sea of matrimony. "As Commander-in-Chlef of the opening night will be the bat-
the United States Navy. I A book could well be writtenon (Bring '}+;111 Rack United States Fleet and Chief of tlers in tonight's advance toward
"During my term of two years the experiences of this veteran Alive) Buck !I.. coming tp>> the Naval Operations, I wish to extend gold and silver gloves and the ',
_ here I have seen the chapels com- Navy chaplain who was Station for a personal' appearance my heartiest congratulations to all right to be known as station champions -
pleted and dedicated, which giveto present and played a prominent 20-21-22: December.The the men and women of the United .
us a sacred place of worship part In the religious service! attendant I famous big game hunter States Naval services, throughoutthe Master of ceremonies for the
and the most beautiful Navy chap- to the now famous Atlantic I will deliver a short lecture onhis world for their accomplishments musical portion of the show will 1
els of which I know. The general Charter meeting of President exciting; experience** and to date. By your conduct be Bradford Crandall ARM2c. '
I'
chaplains' set-up here Is a cornS Franklin U. Roosevelt and show rare scenes of jungle life you have demonstrated to the j Twenty-three years old, Crandall
plete one I hand over to my successor Prime :llnl..ter'In..ton Churchill. ''on the hrrrenBuck American people that their trust was In radio work before enlisting
who won the sobriquet in well founded I in the WDAfc
a well trained and loyal | your ability was Navy workingon
Shrum's work not of "Bring '';m Hack Alive" by actions have out of Kansas :
and KMOX
staff of enlisted personnel and Capt. was by your you proved I City out
chaplains. Nothing has happened confined to conducting religious: capturing( many liard-to-get nni- I to your enemies that you can recover out of St Louis ,
during these two years which I services several times per week in I inals. will be featured at from temporary reverses I Top notch singing and dancingacts
causes me regret, except the fact the Protestant Chapel here. Neitherdid NATTC on 20-21 December and with spirit, with ease with vigor, have been lined up. The Sta
I must leave. It end with conferences with I the name treat will he In store and with enthusiasm for a fight to'' tion's newly organized dance band -
.t>n the other hand. I deem It young people who had every kind I for the. Main Station on :22 December. I the finish-by your teamwork, I' led by Buddy Balbo, S2c, will "heit R
eat privilege to be able to go of problem from finances to love. I while fighting side by side with I the fall with jive" and add novelty '
to sea with the young men with Popular Speaker other branches of the Armed I numbers to last week's repetoire.
whom I have been working here He christened babies, delivered Robert Whitehead Is accredited I Forces" of the United States and Fights tonight will still be in the
for many months, ,as well as the memorial sermons, addressed civic with inventing the first modern our Allies, you have Indicated to II novice class, but competition will1''I" .
.;r .U..4 es pelf' Se.ea ('o.ti.ued I). I'a.e Severn' type torpedo. c..tu..*
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Page Two JAX AIR NEWS October 28, 1943BR'IVR

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Purple Heart Is Marine Awarded Purple Heart 1 .


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Tulagi; Fought With ">,,;:':. -
SETTLES ESTATEBy
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By Tom Quinn Pattie F. Bennett Famous "Edson Raiders"Cpl.

All you Yankees who game south Mrs. Martha L. Davis, Shop No a'1 '

have 23, went down state over the Joe L. Segraves, USMC, of
for the winter feel like 'YL
you weekend to be present for the set- Ocoee, Fla., is wearing the Purple

found it today. Yes sir you can tlement of her late brother's estate Heart It was presented to him by

find all kinds of weather in Flor- and we wonder if she will Capt. J. D. Carter, commanding

ida, even frost on the pumpkin. bring "Sonny" home with her. We officer of the Marine Guard Com

of understand that she has done an pany here, at ceremonies Wednes-
All of which reminds me a
"A-l" job of rearing several other
story they tell about Mickey Reeseat nephews and nieces who are very day.Cpls.. Segraves' name was addedto

the dance given by shop 27 the proud to call her their "other the roll call of American heroes

other night. Mrs. Reese was being mother". wounded in action during the seizure -

in the shop regretsthe of the Tulagi area from the .1'
interrogated at the mike by the Every one C '
continued absence of congenial' Japanese in August of 1942.
master of ceremonies. Everything I The Floridian fought with Cot.Edson's \
'till she Roberta Frisby, and trust that she ,; ; ..4'Mdgj
went along in great style
will reconsider and come back famous First Raiders Battalion :
was asked what her pet peeve He took an active part in
hesita- soon. She and hubby I.ay Frisby, ,
was? Without a moments the Tulagi battle before being. .
AM2c, feel very smart in their '
tion she almost shouted, "A husband -
knocked out of action bullet. .
newly acquired apartment, 347 by a S y 1
who likes to fish too much".
West Ashley St., where Roberta : The action in which Cpl Se- 4 Js

adores fussin' around. graves was injured occurred on

Farley '(Give 'er the works) I. Pearl Byrd has been visiting 9 August, 1942. %

Floyd greeted the new Quarterman with her mother this week, while I "We were advancing through

Mr. GUburg with, "Hello other members of the family vis- dense jungles," Cpl. Segraves relates -

Roy", the other morning. "Roy" ited there, too. Hope she has been "We saw! three Japs go
beamed all over and seemed to like able to get that much wanted around a bend just ahead and our

the idea of being addressed by his 'shut-eye' while she was home. officer picked one of them off. A
first name so much that Farley buddy and I went in with a ma-

started a campaign to call everyone CONGRATULATIONS A & R chine gun to run the other two out t at

by his first name. WATER POLO TEAM: The whole We were setting it up when the

shop extends congratulations and Japs let us have it. One bullet
the
It is a good idea and we hope
will another series
hopes they play
struck in the shoulder
_ idea all thru the station.Of my buddy !
spreads real The team for the "
like soon. won and another hit me in the leg
if have a name
course you season, and one is justly
every Cpl. St'gran'fJ said Navy corpsmen -
Elazar Pink Poe Just
Leadingman proud of their fine sportsmanship, attended to him and administered -

say E. P.Almost. hard playing and with such excellent a shot of morphine to t, tf 1i

team work they came so relieve the pain, then continued
everyone in the A & R very close to the championship, ahead with the advancing Marines. -

wants to do something extra to that there is continued praise for He laid in a shell hole ,Vf.GNt ;F EMI
help the 'ar Effort". Some have their fine season's work. ,
by himself' for a day and a half ,
joined the Coast Guard Reserve before he was evacuated J

and other military organizations. PERSONNEL RELATIONS "I didn't see a soul while I was

Others are finding many opportu- By Mrs. Walter Lynch in that hole," says the Corporal
to be of
nities in their spare time Barbara Bartlett left us on Sat- who is now a clerk with the Ma-
service. J. S. Fagan, Lcadingman rine Aviation Casual
urday night for a week's vaca- Companyhere.
in Shop 23 is associated with Jim tion in Atlanta, Georgia. While "But I really loved that hole
Bill Gouchnour
Harrison Machinist, away she will be the guest of Mrs. Boy, I wouldn't have left it for
20 and his father
Machinist, Shop Charles Murdock. anything. I knew if I moved a
Frank Gouchnour Aircraft Kech. Jap sniper would probably pick

Shop 44, in helping to keep the We were indeed very sorry to me off." Captain J D. Carter, left, commanding officer of the Marine Guard

planes of The Civil Air Patrol flying bid good-bye to Maria Yakalis last Cpl. Segraves enlisted in the Ma- I Company, had just presented the Purple Heart to Cpl. Joe L. Segraves,

Realizing that the C.A.P. was week as she returned to her home rine Corps on 11 December, 1941. 'right, when this picture was taken. Cpl. Segraves, of Ocoee Fla.

having difficulty in getting their near Boston, Massachusetts. The 22-year-old battle veteran is fought with Col. Edson'a famed First Raiders, and was wounded duringthe
planes repaired these men have seizure of .
Tulagi.VTBOTU
the son of Mrs Elsie C. Segravesof
gotten together a shop located inFairfax I Mary Bishop and Genevieve Mc- Ocoee. ..

haul, :maintenance for the purpose and servicing of over- Marianna Dowell spent, Florida.Congratulations the past. week-end in No. 3 Have Themselves

them. This work is all done in I

their contribution spare time to the and work is a valuable carriedon are in order for Up The Ladder A Swell Time At Big PicnicGams

Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Hoag.

by the C.A.P. They became the very proud par- Advancements In and contests, sandwichedin of'the
Ratings
ents of Master Walter Thomas between a food menu that look- officer squadron, played

Remarks overheard among the Hoag at St. Vincent's Hospital, on At NAS JacksonvilleThe ed and tasted like the good old third base in the game with the

enlisted men: October 16th. Mrs. Hoag is the for- days, featured the picnic for half chiefs, while Lt. Comdr. Thomas

"The Skipper runs a 'Tight Ship', mer Elizabeth Summerall. the personnel af VTB-OTU No. 3 McKnight, operations officer, was

and we like it because due to def- following Is a partial list of advancements he Idlast Saturday afternoon on in center field.

knows in rating, effective October the between Mason Before the results of the
inite orders, every man 1.: picnic ground Riving
exactly where he stands and what War ]MeJaZs To Sic: Ralph E. Ammons, John E. Field and the river, a second pic- picnic contests, you might be more

he has to do". "Orchids to all Blizzard Edward J. Boratvn John B nic for those who stayed on the interested in hearing about the food
for the American Defense Service Med Bragg. Bruce W. Brock Eugene Cre- job wil Ibe held this and drink. The
those who are responsible Saturday. eating was good
al: Executive order 28 June, 1941 vier Richard Cunha Vincent J Dado,
new Cafeteria which makes it pos- Vincent W. De Rocher Homer V Elliott Biggest upset of the games were and the drinking was wet. The
sible for the 'Brown Baggers' to awarded to members of the armed Wilson Ellis, Robert D. Eversole two victories in Softball scored food: barbecued spare ribs, cheese,
forces "for service during the lim- Dock C. Galllon. Franklin E. Glttlngs.rt. .
get delicious food at very reason- ited [ the D. Hughes Robert E. King John by as many teams of commissioned baked beans, potato salad, hard
able prices." Note from Civilian, emergency proclaimed by M. Theophil N. Kock. George officers. The officers nosed out a boiled eggs, lettuce and tomatoes
dur- nfbeZ'F
"We like it too because we don't President on Sept, 1939 or k'a A. combination aggregation of radio rolls, pickles, mustard, and a few

have to run so hard for a place in ing the unlimited emergency pro- Muhlon.. Edward Otis J.H.Power Mull Jr.Hubert, Bill K.B. Nelson Ral-- and ordnance men, 5 to 4, and more items.
claimed the President 27
the line at the other cafeteria". by" on ford, Corbltt F. Raybon Loren W. swamped the squadron's chief pet- The games started at 2 p. m.
May 1941. The words quoted appear Roth Robert V. R\der. Jr.William R. ty officers, 10 to 0, the latter
on the reverse. Service must Scott, Robert A. Shoemaker, Daniel R.: Eating began promptly at 3 p. m.,
Eleanor 'Villner, Y3c, in the have been between 8 1939 stone, Andrew J. Suddarth. Edward A. game behind the big league pitch- and thereafter, al levents were
Sept.
Metal and Machines office asked us Swertfager, Harry af: .nae1feVI Francis Ing of Marine 2d Lt. Bill Scroth, simultaneous, eating, drinking,
and 7 Dec. 1941
why we didn't greet the new arrivals M, Whtteheart.I student officer. Chief Finley Williams I
and Lee games, contests and singing.The .
Designer sculptor Edward P. VVohl John C. Young
in the department, so here hurled for the losers.
Lawrie. Designer of ribbonArthur To MM2c-William T Fagen. FredJ. contest results:
goes: Newest bluejackets In the Galloway, Joseph A, Harp, Edward "What do you mean upsets?"
E. Du Obverse Lib Sack
Bois. race: won by A. W. Stewart -
Metal & Machine Division are William -. Koleckl asked one of the officers after the
John erty in attitude of defense, holding To Flo-Albert P. Hardgrove. S2c.
Sic victories. His
Thomas Walcott, ; question
I. To F2c-Joseph R. Blackert, Galen D. already was
shield and sword; standing on live Three-legged race: won by J E.
Charles Forbes Sic; Donald Ches- Ingram[ William S. Knope Michael A. answered, however, because before
ter Winker, AM3c; Andrew Lee II oak with branches terminating in Kreworuka John J. Kane. Alfred T the fracases, the officers admitted Wolfe, AM3c, and C. J. Mamone,
and John Fred- four leaves, for Army, Navy, Ma- Smith Richard A. Snow. the S2c.
Mayfield, AM3c openly fear that they were
To F3c-Leon L. Crow Robert L.
rine and Coast Guard. Shoe-jumble: won by E. W.
erick Lemke, AM3c. We wish to Corps, Perez, James A, Tinsley. going to the softball slaughter- i
welcome thete boys, who received After the war the Army will To GMlc-Carl Stone house. Newman, AMM2c. I
award a clasp for "Foreign Serv- To MoMMlc-Richard C. Burnett, Pie-eating: tie between I
their training in Norman, Oklahoma In the other softball of the
Donald R. Crain, Robert B. McLaughlln game Loden Sic
ice. and L. C. Mullis,v.
and hope their stay here will Henry E. Melzer, Joseph C. Tea- day, the Engineers licked the Line i
be a pleasant one. After the war the Navy will cock Maurice L. Young/ 11 to 6."Mighty. Egg-carrying (for women) : ,
award two clasps for wear on sus- To PhMlc-John L. Bales Sam I... by Polly Ann Barton SpT3c.
Davis Devota J. Green Floyd J. Rediger. Casey, in the personof !
pension ribbon. These will be Tug-of-war: Line won over En-
And He Wasn't Drinking: Ensign Tim Casey, who enjoyeda
"Fleet" for service on the high To PhM2c-William B Carter Mar- brief stay with the Philadelphia gineers, Chiefs over Officers.
According to Larry Fleming seas; "Base" for service on shore tin V Dalgneault. Fred Davis, PaulP. Prizes: Cartons cigarettes.,
Jack Price and his bicycle have outside continental limits of the Duiden Flore J. Farnol), Luld O. Phillies as pitcher before he wentto The singing! included f'
gotten into a lot of scrapes but Holey Watson P. Johnson Henry C war, was at bat for the officers program
United States.A Stancllff, Allen Sta \\rlx-Uay, Kenneth several such numbers as "Paper Doll",
tell about themis times in the contest with
the best one they
3/16 inch bronze star is worn V Wilson.To the "Pistol Packin' Mama", "The Manon
this one: PhM3c-Walter C. Austin James chiefs. Admitting he wasn't a
on the service ribbon in lieu of the Flying Tropeze" and "StripPolka"
M. Daffron William Demmers. Flor- softball man, Tim played second
Jack went fishing out the Heck- for both services.A Joe W.
clasps ence G. Hutton, Leonard S. Kanter base. The first time at bat he Orfire, AM3c, and
echer! Road. On the way home bronze "A" is worn on the Lawrence J. Mason Glenn E. Phillips fouled J. HeatherIngton, AEMlc, sang
he stopped as he always did for a service ribbon by personnel of designated Kathryn T, Rogan. Eleanor D. Sam several shots tossed by solos, playing their own accompaniment
uels, Richard W. Scanlon. Harold PShelllto. Chief Finley Williams and then
chit with the of the toll
: keeper vessels with the Atlantic Robert W. Traynor, Joseph fanned the last Next on the accordion
house. Fleet for service between 22 June R. Trlcarlco. William S. one. trip to Picnic guests included wives,
IIxnW8Ifr the plate, he and
singled advancedto
The keeper, an old Georgia 1941 and 7 Dec. 1941. Robert E. Waldrep., sweethearts and children of a num-
To HAlc-James R, Kimball, MikeT. second when the throw to first
Cracker, was complalnin' as usual. Klmbrlel T. Kirkland, Emlel base went wild. ber of officers and men.Hallowe'en .
I'c
Holding his belly and groaning he R.: Rlvette. iiPB. Skinner, Kenneth '
Yard J. Wright. Tim in from Concord, N. H. Heplajed \
complained, "I can't get no grits" Dept. football, baseball and Dance At .

they won't let me have any rice. tripped up only once and are now basketball, for Duke University

Just then a car rolled up and L NewsIt roaring along at an unbeatable and North Carolina Pre-Flight Station Auditorium '

the keeper moved Jacks' bicycleout But looming in the before
pace. ominously Joining the 1'hlllies. lie The Hallowe'en dance to be held
of the way but in doing so he path of al ]Icontenders is the smart, played at Uan\'Ult", (Va.) Military at the main auditorium will be a
turned it back towards the direc- looks as if the Yard De jit. well drilled machine from Chief Acodemy in prep school. in
party addition to the regular
tion from which Jack came. In a has three of the best touch foot- Boatswain Nelson's Boat House. dayi.
dance. All of
the customs
little while Jack finished his visit, ball teams on the station in its battle
Thursday they the Seaman Lt. (Jg) Henry Booth pitched the we'en such for Haa '
mounted his bicycle and rode off Docks & Ferries, Boat House, and Guard in what should be one of the officers to victory in the 5-4 encounter and as of bobbing rl.
serving doughnuts, I
in the dark in the Seamon Guard The best of
pitch wrong aggregations games the year. BoathouseIs with the radio and ord- fee will be the features of
direction. He went 6 miles back Guardsmen are potentially a great .. heavily favored to win. However nance men. Ordnance Chief Mur- the among dances also

to the fishing camp before he dis- team but so far they have failedto the Guardsmen have an outside phy pitched for the losers. will evening. Specialty
be of the evening'sentetalnment.
I. a highlight
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Sailor Was "Too Busy Peeling They're Doing Their PartThe '


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Potatoes" To Heed Jap AttackHubert h Y


Ringer was an Ice man in peacetime.
Like! thousands of this country's men In blue, he was an unknown

before he came to the threshold of heroism. Like those thousands, t
Hubert allows that he will probably become an unknown again when
"i this cataclysmic war is ended.
ra '
But, before he returns to Stock .. } t:.t J r r
*. ton, the California town from 0S A

{f: which he strode! to war, he has a : ..:..
!t.v,: story to be told. : 1

It is compounded of the same -
.ti' elements as many other stories

: that have come from this war- ; \Lhs5. ,t
"t_. blood work, adventure. It's the S
; simple chronicle of an enlisted ,
man-an AMM3cvho experienced -
action at sea, who had a Job
to do and did it. "So what?," he F ; w'a

says dryly.

The story of Hubert Ringer as a
sailor in wartime begins on 7 December QUESTIONS 4

1941. His ship, "the best I
c
1. There are no more mess attendants :
the fleet" he calls her was
>
Sin in the Navy. By what x
300 miles away from Pearl I
name are they now known? v.2w
Harbor when the Japs struck by V
2. There were no radios or police 1 Q
suprlse. It was the aircraft car 1Sn'
rier Lexington.The calls in those days, but you ').::4 a
should be able to identify the man
crew of the "Lex" learned wanted in this imaginary one:
i' of the attack Pearl Harbor
upon Calling all cats calling all
by radio. The Western! Ice man cars Look out for highway man
heard the news while he was onmess dressed In green Last seen near for-
est hide-out. If seen get In touch at
"I damn
duty. was so busy
once with the Sheriff of Nottingham
peeling potatoes I didn't hate That js all!
much time to think about It," 3. Name the admiral who is the
fthrugs Hubert, who Is now as- Commander in Chief of the U. S.

feigned to VTB3 here. Fleet today?

The Lexington was subjected to 4. What are the first words of American Red Cross Committee of Jacksonville visits the Station Unit in the Red Cross work-

attack by Jap air forces on 20 the Declaration of Independence? room to inspect the surgical dressings prepared by women of the Station. Standing, left to right are: Mrs.J. .
February 1942 in the battle of Here's a tip; the first word is B. Wallis Mrs. John O'Neil Jr.. Mrs. Jonathon Yerkes, Mrs. O. Z. Tyler, and Mrs. R. M. Angas. .
Bougainville. For Ringer and most "when." I Seated are:"Mrs. W. B. Snook, Mrs. E. W. Litch, Mrs. A. C. McFall, Mrs E. M. Shields and Mrs. E. E. Smith.
of the others around him, this was 5. Quite a forest is missing from -
his first contact with the enemy. these lines: "On the trail of the I

"Bud", as Ringer's shipmates nicknamed lonesome ........." "The yellow can- Navy InsuranceHits Station Red Cross
him was attached to Tor- dle light still shining bright I The InquiringReporter .

I pedo Squadron 2. He was on the through the...._............ for me," and A New High -
1 deck when 18 Japanese planes picked "Under the'spreading .......... .tree." Host To Visitors

. out the Lex for their target. Can you name two out of the three More than 90 per cent of the.

. "I was Just pushing planes" says missing trees? personnel of the United States Surgical dressings are playingan
, Ringer. The air was constantly vi- 6. In what sports would you be Navy are now protected by Gov- important part in saving the
brating with the sound of aircraft most likely to use these "romantic"
ernment life insurance, with the lives of men at war and no one
overhead. The Lexington fought terms: Fore, Photo Finish, Lob, coverage averaging approximately realizes it more intensely than
back."Sixteen Clinch, and Single? Name four out $8,000 per individual.At QUESTION: Do you favorjoining service wives.Productionplus.

, of those 18 Jap planes of five. present more than 98 per cent the American Legion \ of these valuable
went down," Ringer relates. 7. Say you were the presidentof of all enlisted men who enter Na- after you return to civilian bandages is the goal set by

I Like enormous blazing chandeliers a university and, in the present val Stations for their initial periodof life or would you prefer a the Naval Air Station Unit of the
,
/! hurtled to the teacher shortage, had vacant posi-
flaming planes training apply for National Ser- the American Red Cross composed of
sea. The highlight of the attack, tions in your mathematics litera- vice Life Insurance policies aver- new organization for volunteers who meet on the Sta.

}. as far as Ringer was concerned, ture and biology departments. But aging more than $9,000 each. 10,000,000 potential young tion tdlce a week to make dressings
when a Jap pilot attempt you have the opportunity to hire Rear Admiral William Brent veterans of World War II? '

a crash dive. I Charles Darwin Isaac Newton and Young, Supply Corps U.S.N., Chiefof ANSWERS: Chairman of the group is Mrs.A. .
"I was on the stern and the Jap Walter Scott. How would you assign the Bureau of Supplies and Ac- C. McFall, wife of Rear Ad-
11.occurred, was coming right in on us. He them to the positions you had counts and Paymaster General of SAMUEL LAMPERT, Y2c: "I miral McFall ably assisted by Mrs.

wasn't more than 200 feet off open? the Navy, announced the figures believe in an organization sup- E. W. Litch. In charge of supplies ,
when our pom pom guns finally 8. Is It true or false that an officer and said they reflected the effectiveness planting the out-dated American is Mrs. E. M. Shields and packingis
blasted him away. I felt better.It must salute an enlisted man of the Navy's program to Legion so that it may consider in the hands of Mrs. W. B.
was all too near over when it first if the enlisted man wears the I extend the benefits of National problems" of veterans of World Snook. Mrs. George Sidenberg is

happened for me to even be scar- Congressional Medal of Honor? I Service Life Insurance to all Naval War II. the unit instructor and recordsare
ed. 9. George Washlngtdn, our first personnel. THOMAS WALDEN, Cox: "Join kept by Miss Mary Dawes
The Lexington participated in President saw service in the Revolutionary -I Prior to April 12, 1943, less the Legion? Sure! It's establishedand Hoyt.

the raid on Salamau. And she convoyed War but can you name than 85 per cent of the personnelat strong and the organizationyou Impressed by the work turned
i
on an extended 59 day the wars in which these other most Naval activities carried could benefit from the most. out by the Unit, officers of the Du-
cruise. Presidents served: Andrew Jack- government insurance and the individual A new outfit wouldn't know the val County chapter of the Red
"It gets older than hell being son, Zachary Taylor U. S. Grant, coverage averaged less ropes." Cross with headquarters in down-

out there that long without see- Theodore Roosevelt? than $6,000.Lewis PFC. RALPH F. SCARPA: "I town Jacksonville visited the Station -

ing land," the 26-year-old Califor- 10. One of these statements is' -": think it would be all right to Join workroom last Friday. As
nian says. "Even Honolulu looked false but can you tell which one the old Legion. It does help out guests of Mrs. McFall they inspected
good after that. But you don't find it is? 1. Mustard gas smells like unfortunate veterans; and they'll facilities and equipmentand
any time on your hands. Not even horse radish. 2. Lewisite gas Pins OrchidOn always have an outfit to turn to." congratulated the volunteerson

during a two months cruise. It's smells like geraniums. 3. Chlorinegas EUGENE MUSSEL: "The Legion their "over the top" monthly
up before dawn to send out the has no odor.ANSWERS was good enough for my Dad production.
patrol, routine duty, and you don't ( ARE PRESENTED Joan Leslie In and it's good enough for me. ButI Following the tour of inspectionMrs.

secure until dark, which is around ON PAGE 8.) do favor having at least half of McFall entertained at an informal

9 o'clock at night out there. Then -':!. the officials represent the present tea at her quarters on the
you have to stand watches." Behalf Of Air NewsAt war instead of the past one." Station.war .

Ringer and his brother, Fred Special Services RANDOLPH WINN. S2c: "I'd

were aboard the Lex when she was Chaplain Bob Stamper has an- the conclusion of the Station just as soon be in the American ? It should be a younger outfit. '
lost in the Coral Sea battle. "That" nounced a service for colored serv- "Pin-up Contest" last week won Legion as in any other organization. This is a younger man's war this
was in early May of 1942 he ice men to be held in the All Saints by pretty Joan Leslie of Warner They represent the people. time."

says with poignant memories. Chapel on each Sunday afternoon Brothers Meriwether Lewis, head But have the leaders from both EDWARD LITTLEFIELD, SLc:
"Our planes went knocked off a big Jap carrier. are urged to attend these services. which publishes the JAX AIR OTIS SKINNER AMM2c: "I'm swallow an organism so much big-
Then we got It. I \ 'a" behind NEWS, on behalf of the staff of for a veterans' organization made ber than itself? What will happento

the stack on the starboard side side the paper, sent a beautiful orchidto up of enlisted men only. Then we the fighting men of a later gen-
and didn't free 'em coming. Hut together. They were taking can speak our voice and not be .
casualties off side and the young actress.Accompanying eration if they join the old Legion
one so we
when we opened up with the big the orchid was a ruled by any money classes." and fit themselves 4nto the habits
five incliers, I knew the Japs went over the other.the It tide.was We the congratulatory message which T. J. TRONCONE, Sic: "I favora and hatreds of an earlier one? The
wrong one against
.w're, near. had trouble from read:: "Congratulations! You are new organization. What the hell Legion was originated so I read
Japs outnumbered the Americans the ship but we getting final'' away reached a the ideal of the men of the Jack- did the last veterans get We wanta by a group of officers mostly corporate -
and they kept coming. The sonville Naval Air Station win- better organization." lawyers in Paris 25 years
deep boom of the big guns and rubber raft and held on until a ning the 'Pin-up Contest' which WILLIAM THOENE, Sic: "I ago. They saw the enormous power
the AA fire sounded like a train cruiser hours." picked us up in a few closed today by wide margin. favor a new organization. For the that could be wielded by so many

rumbling across a bridge, recountsthe Torpedo Squadron 2 remained in Copies of newspaper follow." I simple reason that too many of the men, invested with the halo of war.
Sailor. This is only one of many friendly 'Legion members are now grand- They have used that power as a
the Pacific for several months
area
"Then the first torpedo struck gestures made by the Lewis stand wavers. They haven't enough pressure group and to advance
and returned to the States
and shook us up" asserts Ringer. Ringer Printing Co.. in its association with r unity. We want a powerful vet- their own political ambitions. Many
He's
late last been here
"Four more tin fish hit right be- year. erans organization after this war of
the JAX AIR NEWS since start- the honest members have been
hind It. Then a couple bombs since January. lIe brought back ing to print the paper several that will get us some place. Wedon't the tools of these leaders. We needa
with him the marks of he
nailed There were too damn war; be thrown bone."
us. months want to a new organization, with broad
looks older and he has the hard, ago.
many Japs to suit me. ARM3c: "I'm not too up on poll- vision, to represent the common
:
Jap planes were hovering over well-carried appearance associatedwith ARM2c: "I'm not too up on poli- ordinary enlisted man who must
the Lex, like celestial pallbearers. maturity. During the LexIngton's Not Guilty Pleads CensorIn tics. But I believe the country will have employment after the war Is. 4
"One plane came in so badly shot epic battles the Stocktonice be run by service men. They have won." i

up we Just pushed it over the man on the surface, played an ( Gum Theft Charge promised us so much and I wantan FRANK SPARROW, SKlc: "I'm
t side to get it but of the way. declares insignificant part. Towering above organization that will see we for a new organization. Accordingto
Ringer.orhe; Lex was a him were the greater figures of get what is coming to us. One that
my opinion it will be a changed
.
JEFFERSON CITY Mo. (CNS)
the scene: the immense ship the
She was burning. She had will Jobs for the fellows. Vet-
mess. get world at conclusion of this fracas.
When Seaman Bill Florence readin
been riddled up and down and hero pilots and the enemy planes erans will control the vote of the And it will require the straight
t the about how tough the
across. Many of the boys, some of overhead. papers country. They will be the voice at thinking and new ideas of young
for the folks back homehe
But the war, for Hubert Ringer war was "
1
them Ringer's friends, had got the poll that will sway elections. men. The veterans organization at
.
his stick of
sent best girl a
had become personal. Yet the Sailor's
theirs. The carrier survived the CPL. F. J. MARSHALL: "I imagine the end of this war will be the
"I hope the censor doesn'ttake
bare. lie has gum.
chest is no grim
the is outfit
attack momentarily. Legion a good
it," he wrote in a postscript.His guiding political power of the
of campaign ribbons pinnedon
Ringer and all hands fought there boquet to be in. Back in my home town country."
with everything aboard. "We it and has never owned .any. girl searched" the envelope. No they have a band and everything.I -% &)-MMMMW
"I'm read note from
a
uldn't get it under control," ho Why? gum. sorry believe if you need help they'll
the "He didn't it in.
says. "After six hours the order "I guess I Just didn't get aroundto censor. put help you." The first submarine built was

came to abandon ship. We hatedto it," he says. "People ask too. PFC. D. MERCORELLI: I called The American Turtle constructed .
hear that. I'd found my broth- many questions when you wear The "beam sea" is one rolling in think there should be a new one. by David Bushnell during
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are distributed free of charge to enlisted and other Naval MANNED BY DUTCH CREWS, ChC
personnel at the Natal Air Station the auxiliary air PARACHUTED TO YUGOSLAV By Capt. R. W. Shrum, ( ), U.S.N.
\ stations at Lee and Cecil Fields and the Naval Air Gun-
tier's School. Distribution U also made to the Head- '+ SOIL BY BRITISH PlANIS
quarters of the Naval Air Operational Training Commandand MoraleMorale
the Naval Air Technical Training Center.
is a state of faith. Do you as a member
of Uncle Sam's great forces believe In
Rear Admiral Andrew C. McFall. USN your captain
.. Chief of Naval Air Operational Training 'Full COMMANDOS your ship, your station, your squadron, your
? .
Navy your country
Captain Arthur Gavin. USN TRAINED BY WW ZEALAND OWCM
Commandant, t The sailor must be certain of himself and he
Jacksonville Naval Air Station USING AUSTRALIAN BUNS, ARE learns this with maturity a high !state of morale,
I FIGHTING THE JAPS UNDER ADMIRAL ,
Captain John J. Malley (MC), USN. NALSEY OF'THE UNITED STATES and ability to adjust himself readily. He must be
Commanding OfficerU. versatile. He learns to share the
'
S. Naval Hospital NAVY -i\1 ups and downs of the ship. Mental .

Commander Edward E. Dolecek USN. mobilization is a grand thing
Commanding Officer .' for the up-building of this inde-
Naval Air Gunner's School scribable something known
as
.
,
Lieut. Col. C'helltt'rLGwne. USMC (Ret). .Ifri' Morale. Goodness knows, there is
Commanding Officer : little enough reliable dope, and
Marine Barracks' .. the spirit of gossip, with

Captain Joseph B.-: Lynch, A-V(G), USNR butt rumors, run scuttl.
G Commanding Officer, sailor must be a versatile
Naval Air Technical Training Center bed-maker, barber, laundryman -

Lieut Col. William T. Evans. USMC (Ret), are a few of Kis acquirements
Commanding Officer It is always a problem,
Marine Aviation Detachment h r." but one that must be met, to

I Commander William 1[, Ashford, Jr.. USN .: -_ keeP clean congested quarters
Commanding Officer Capt. Shrum with limited supplies. It can be
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Green Cove Springs MORE THAN 2000C.OOO PEOPIB done, as has been proved over the long history of

Commander llllam O. Burch, USN. ; IN THE OCCUPIED COUNTRIESRISK. our Navy Self sufficiency is a morale builder
Commanding Officer DEATH EACH DAY TO LISTEN There Is no substitute for experience. Sometimeswe
1. Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil Field Per TO THE RADIO BROADCASTS have to get it the hard way, but we villl be the

The JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper t'r\'lce'' s 1 FROM BRITAIN.(IN 27 LANGUAGES'!) better for living through the problems of the cruise.
material. Republlcatlon of credited matter prohibited ,er There's a lot in the statement "The other fellow
without permission of CNS War Department 205 E. stood it--I can." Hold to this spirit of loyalty
42nd St.. N. Y. C
which includes endurance
t severity and courage,

Captain Reuben W. ShrumThe Pipe Down! This Story By Morale(This will Is tl.e be! last assisted column that will be written by

Captain Shrum for the Jav Air News' since he
rumors had been flying for some time. haa been detached from the Station for tlut>' over

f But now it has come to pass that Captain seas ills successor Commander II. II. Marken.
'hC, USN will conduct the "('ha..I. ln.8 Corner"
: A Sailor Will Tell You
Shrum, senior Protestant Chaplain on this WhyIts beginning next week.Divine.

station, has been detached for duty overseas.

.11 Iris needless for us here to draw upon his I I Services I

accomplishments and the positions of high' No Joke Being I In A Drifting Boat,

trust and responsibility that he has occupied I'rotestant ('hlpf'l: M.,tl. Read and HlrmlDhtm Atmae.
With Your Puffed OTTO: -Holy Communion.
& Cracked
Lips
through the years. You have read them oftenin Dry, OHIO Kerrult DMne ser\lce,
!% -Training Center DMne N'r\Ice.
the news pages of many newspapers. From Quantico Sentry I '). -Sunday School (small chapel)).
I no joke being in a drifting, pitch- ll00-Gt'n..ral Dhlne serMce. -
While do not underestimate these accomplishments I 184V- nerxlre
we met the sailor in town, and and life Vesper
ing boat for
six
bobbing
{'alh"l/f'/
Chapel: Muslin! Reed sad Birmingham Atfnue.
he bitter toward the whole
it is the Chaplain Shrum, the was days. It's no fun retching the in- (n--\tasll;! ,
world. After few words, I learned
a sides of stomach 0700-Mass.08.TO ,
out continu-
man, of whom we are the proudestdt is his that he had had a ship knocked Your your -Mass.
ously. lips are dry, puffed 09:10-11181111.: .
understanding of fellow beings, his gentleness out from -u..der him, and he was" and cracked into open sores, as 1100-Mas*,
sore. "Let me tell you a story, your lips and body become burned thriitl.B vrlrnre 4Mlre Muslin IUd and ,Ulr llncbam
that have .
and continued helpfulness en- he said. Avenue
and full of salt. It's no fun when 1100-Small chapel.
deared him to the hearts of the thousandsof "It was daybreak on the fifth jour mouth is so dry that your .II'Hlh !'Sertirr Mnttln Read and Hirmintliam Ateaue
day out when we got it. Do you tongue is swollen and funny ideas (mull, chapel).
men and women who have had the inspiring know what happens when of 1700-Sabbath aerMce one begin to creep into your head :2000-Sabbath nerMce .
experience of coming in contact with those torpedoes hits a ship? T" cll, 'cause those sharks that follow (lo-Dt'\'otlonll (ISaturday Friday). )
.. what's! the -"rence"" ? Anyway, I your boat aren't playing tag, either. 1000-Devotions (Sunday) Cecil Field

him.The guess we were lucky to escape Brother, it's like living In a
Jax Air News has always considered the way we did, because we hardly hell of fire and water!

itself fortunate that an officer of Captain had time to lower away the boats. "\Ve were saved and thru [From; Other Papers I

"Torpedoing: a ship is part of all those long weeks in the hospital -
Shrum's high caliber found the time to conduct the game of war, they told me backin I thought only of that sub

its "Chaplain's Corner." Because Captain the states. But what got me commander, end who tipped him Father, SonCo.
sore was when we're out there off. Yes who? It could have been
IJ Shrum's weekly contributions have always drifting In the life boats, the sub- you and that guy over there, or 1169 has another case of father and son in
appealed to the finer qualities of the marine commander called our skip anyone else bragging; how much the Navy While Lawrence E. White was serving -
men, it is not surprising that it has been one per-and he called him by name inside dope he knew." new recruits in the mess hall during service

of our most popular features. It has been a The sub commander even offeredus The sailor stopped suddenly and week, he had the surprise of his life when he
first aid and
told what
us course nervously lighted another cigarette looked up and recognized his father, James Earl
privilege to carry his wisdom and philosophyon was nearest land. Until now I His eyes wandered around White, The father had enlisted In the Navy with-

our pages. was feeling sorry for the nine men the room, and stopped on a table out telling his son and was spending! his first day
How much Captain Shrum will be missedon who went down with the ship, and where three sailors were loudly in Camp Green in Co, 1339
was feeling sorry for our Allies telling off their deeds and -GREAT LAKES BULLETIN
orders
this station cannot be told in words. The who were depending or. the cargowe He crushed out the cigarette, walk-

deep and lasting feeling which so many men were carrying and I was ed over to their table and said

and women have for our departing chaplain mad at the murdering sub! "Pipe down Sailor and give your Why Do I Love You

" is a greater monument to him than we could "Let me tell you this, Buddy it's shipmates a break".
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i everliope to create in this editorial. Nothing Why do I love you ?

\ that we can say can ever replace that bond One For All-All For OneFrom I are love you not or'y for what you

that has existed with Chaplain Shrum and But for what I am when I am

all those who have had the privilege of com- with you,
"
ing in direct contact with him. AAF Blue Network "Wings To Victory"The I love" you not only for what you

his constant humanness and intelligent ll\e of all the who have made of younbelf. ..
By men fight for this Republic are equally But for what you are making of
': application of the principles of Christianity, precious. Sailor, soldier or marine on land and sea and in the me.
Chaplain Shrum has been responsible for the air we know the stern brotherhood of battle. It Is one for all and &)
'J all for one In that red rain, In that smoky storm, our uniforms I Joe
tremendous lift in the morale and fighting take you for ignoring: the possibilities -
. 'I on the same color; we hear a single trumpet call and follow It. of the fool-in me
:, spirit of the officers, bluejackets and marines MacArthur's bombers fly a thousand miles to help Americans In sea And for laying firm hold of the
-' who have come and gone through the borne ships liaise's destroyers turn aside to rescue Army airmen possibilities of the good-In me.

gates of this huge Naval Air Station. from drowning. Army -39s and IMOs fight wing to wine with Marine

Shrum never receive a heroe's Wildcats against the foe... Brereton and Doolittle send their planes to Why do I love you?
Captain may sink Axis convoys far across the Mediterranean_ In that white Hell I love you for closing your eyes to
ovation because it is unlikely that he will railed the Alaskan theatre, every branch of our armed ser>k>es is.. co- the discords in me.
.
i.. ever have the opportunity to blast a Jap Zero mingled and their universal emblem In a clenched fist striking west And for adding to the music In me

from the sky. For that is not the task of a ward. by wishful listening. .

"Sky Pilot," as a chaplain is affectionately Did the German or the Jap ever Imagine we would quarrel among I love you because you are help-
ourselves? The men who fell at Pearl Harbor liataan Corre- ing me to make of the numberof
His and tremen
known in the Navy. job a
blue life
I. gldor wore suits and khaki; fl3' r8' suits and dungaree my ,
.. dous one, is to keep the spiritual life con- and some wore civvies and all of them were our own Not a tavern but a Temple

stantly burning in the hearts and souls of We, the living, have but one hatred the enemy. )"e hate but one And the words of my everydaynot

t ,. the fighting men of his country. mission to destroy the Jap and Nazi tyrannies. For this single a reproach but a aong.

Because Chaplain Shrum has done all that cause we shall fight until the land of Europe grown humpbacked with I love you because you have done
German and the
forth
graves sea dead
spews Japanese on all the
and even more, we recommend him for the ; of Asia. That Is our plf'dlt'--we shall not falter-we shall not shore more than any creed to make me
Spiritual Medal of Honor and know that God from It. wer\e happy.
You, have done It without a word,
Almighty, who is greater than any mortal without a touch

being, is watching the work of our beloved SurpriseSICILY Plummer thought he'd been Without a sign you have done It
With complete faith and'confidence captured by Just being
chaplain. (CNS) When F/O but the Germans yourself.
Reuben said no. Perhaps, after all that1 is what I
in Ins Judgment we to Captain
say
Maurice L. Plumnrer of Indianapolis They' led him to a farmhouse Love
means.
W. Shrum, ChC, USN, "Happy Sailing and crash landed his plane in an where he found that he had land- SHRD.

May God Keep You for Wonderful" Work I open field here two men in German ed in an Allied camp for Axis -ERNEST M JONES S2c
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-- As Monkey Sees It

".,:. "',' ..... r Three monkeys sat in a cocoanuttree
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:;::= y17: ..... ...... .-- .* "? .. er"...-h Discussing be. things as they're saidto .

Said one to the others, "Now lis-
By Steve Kalagian, Y2c ten, you two,
There's a certain rumor that can'tbe
." Maybe it shouldn't happen to a what kind of candyo.you're going to I true,
dog but it did to an Ensign on the get, if any That man descended from our noble
station recently. race
The young officer walked into HIT OF THE WEEK-Don Rol- : 41 v The very idea! It's a dire disgraceNo

the Dispensary the other day feel. li's announcement of the arrival Monkey ever deserted his wife,
ing rather low. He waited around via the stork of "John Louis Rolll, Starved her baby, and ruined her
for a while and nobody paid much six IDS., 10 oz." Because we think life.And -
attention to him. So he decided to Its rather an unusual way of announcing you've never known a mother
', take matters in his own hands. the birth of a baby we Monk

Cautiously but with the author- reprint It in Its entirety. ; To leave the babies with others to

ity vested in him, he approachedan Applicant rfcRSONAL: John Louis DATA bunk,
enlisted man who seemed to Parent: June and Don Or pass them on from one to another
belong there Recruiter: Dr C. H Alper. Lt. (Jg) t''O 4
d 'Til they scarcely know who is
) I "Say, would you mind takingmy CLASSIFICATION their mother.
temperature ?" he asked "Idon't Weight six lbs 10 OZ } ;
I Physical requirements Wf're'al.t'd +' r ri And another thing! You'll never
., feel very well and this new BLUEJACKET was accepted see .
The bhiejacket looked at the :, at 1847 on October 24th aboard ,Y } A Monk build a fence 'round a
the Receiving ShIp" St Vincents r
Ensign dimly through the haze Duty Recommended: Bootie Train cocoanut tree,

J' that seemed to permeate his eyes Officer ing by, Direction ot the .Commanding. } And let the cocoanuts go to waste,
"Hell I Why, if I put a fence around this
couldn't take anybody's -Mr. &: Mrs D. R. Rolll',
temperature! he exclaimed weaving tree
t';; unsteadily on his feet. "I'm a Nice going Rolli. Let's hope he Starvation would force you to steal

prisoner and in no condition to do doesn't turn out to be a sailor from,me
anything but go to bed." either Here's. another thing a Monk
won t do;
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RECOMMENDED-That n song MYSTERY OF THE WEEK Go out at night and get on a stew;
Where did all those Or use a gun, or club, or knife
votes
be written titled, "And the Wolves for Joan

Glare Ora" For inspiration, take Leslie come from in the last four Speaking of "Pin-Up" Contests here is the picture of the girl that To Yes take, man some descended other Monkey's, the' ornery life.

a look at the front of Ship's Service :- days of the "Pin-Up Contest I Marines on the Solomons have selected as their special "pet". according cuss

anytime. an attractive girl is I to a publicity release from M-G-M studios, It seems that a Marine But, brothers, he didn't descend
At the end of the third'week
of
standing. nearby, and, mates, YO4'U1.tH'C / who had known Joan Thorsen (,above) showed her picture to fellow from us"
it that includes, the marine the contest, letters were sent to the
Marines and they immediately bestowed this honor upon her. Howdoes -Author Unknown-
too. companies of four leaders, who at
f she with ours?
compare SHIPS LOG,
that time were Gene Tierney, Lana
Turner Joan Leslie and Ann Sher- Puget Sound Navy Yard
This one It on Illllj It'-f'cl. lie -*,jl 1
doesn't know we know, but he will idan, Several replies were received -
Breezes
4 now and HO will jou. but the important one now, of Think Twice
course, is the one from Warner
The story starts when a lady Bros. since that is the companythat Salty'umor From Here And ThereHe's When the war is over,
from downtown called the Welfare has Joan Leslie under contract IJ1 do just as I please.
(' Department and asked for Commander We quote that letter: I'll come and ro to suit myself
; No Piker
i. Mahan The secretary told Thank much for your lettei I riosity little Ellen sat watching I And live a life of ease.
vouery .
her that he wasn't In but that of October llth Naturally I we are Sweet Young Thing: "Do you the purls and stitches
1.. Billy Reed Mould be glad to talk proud and pleased to learn that Joan want to spoon?" I "Why do you knit, Grandma?" I I'll get up when I want to;
{ to her since he wa* in charge of Leslie pin-up Is contest.one ot the leaders In your Sailor (playing dumb): "Spoon! she asked. No more lights out at 10.

:. the Smokers anjwaj. The woman I "As you know' of course, production What's that?" I "Oh, just for the hell of it," the I'll go, and no bread-and-water
hesitated for a few seconds and schedules govern the movements ot motion Sweet Young Thing: "Look at old lady replied. If I don't come back again
picture stars, so It Is Impossibleto
there That'sspooning
those couples over
then ranie bock with, "WhatS his know this time whether Mils
rate?" Leslie.. urJ visit I I Jacksomjlle or not ," Big Sale I'll have one bang.up-tlme-
"1If"*" a yeoman Mrond class! ," All best wishes" for the success of Sailor: "If that's spooning, let's Driving through the Ozarks, a Something occurs to fret me-

I <'< mmandt'fIahan'! secretary re your content Yours very truly shovel!" weary traveller stopped at a country I'd do as I have said, BUT,
turned. ALEX EVELOVE, store filling station to spendhis Maybe my wife won't let meG !
, ., Just Waiting last gas coupon. T. GISMO,
< Manager,: of Studio Fubllclt)
talk to
"Oh I don't
want to an- :"When do you think the War'll GREMLIN, Bru- wick, Maine
Ue trust that now that Miss! Sweet Young Thing: "Have a
liody that lowwas the prompt "
be ? he asked
over the gangling ---|--
. ,: reply "I want to talk to somebody l Leslie I is the winner, "production cigarette
muchIn Sweet Thing: "What? hill-billy in the hickory shirt
t Important.. schedules" will not stand too Another "I Wuz Robbed"When
"What ? the mountaineershot
war
the way of her making; a personal Smoke a cigarette ? I'd rather kiss
appearance here. Here's hop- the first sailor who came along" back. God passed out brains, I
Into the enlisted men's barber Ing. Still Another: "So would I, but At first the city man didn't get thought He said trains .
shop last Thursday came a small have a cigarette while we're wait- it "What do you think of Eisen- And I missed mine.

Y boy about three or four years old, Those of you who saw the mov- ing. hower and his boys?" he inquired When God passed out looks, I
accompanied by his mother. As further I thought he said books .
dl ies at the Main Station Auditoriumon -
'I" he waited his turn for a haircut Tuesday or the Student Offi- Good Thing "Who the heck is Eisenhower," And I didn't want any
.. his small brown eyes roved about the hick asked When God passed out noses, I
got buzzard there is
cers' auditorium on Wednesday "That old over "
: : the room looking over all the sailors "Never mind, the motorist said thought he said roses .
of what "Favorite Pin-
idea meanest I
an our the ever saw.
'<" who were waiting there for the Up Girl" looks like. The picturewas "Do you know who I am? I'm excitedly. "Fill up the gas tank And I asked for a big red one.
Then just about the and give me new tires all around'Not
frame purpose. "The Sky's the Limit," and that Officer's daughter! When God passed out ears, I
r time he was going to get his haircut thought he said beers .
As- ?
starred Joan Leslie and Fred "Well, do you know who I am
his eyes closed and he fell taire It will be shown again tonight "No." Expensive And I asked for two fat ones,
'11 asleep Not a bad way to get at Lee Field. "Thank God!" AMM2c: "Are you free this eve- When God passed out legs, I
i. cut of something you don't want I -- ning?" thought he said kegs .
to do. Try it sometime and we'll I As you know Miss Leslie was Not NecessaryBush Sweet Young Thing: "Well, not And I asked for two big ones
; j promise to bring you cigars if the notified of her victory a week ago didn't laugh exactly free but very I inexpensive. When God passed out hips, I
: "Why you
. marine guard will let us. thought He said lips .
think that .
Wednesday and I don't ? !
: when the Chief told that Joke .
And I asked for two
__ large
the $15 orchid did any harm either. Cowan: "I don't have to I'm
4, Kemember Leonard Wagner, She has. also been formally Invited getting discharged tomorrow!" He Can Help one.
Ylc mates He left her for HoiJiyuooJ i Boy, Am I a Mess'From !
to make a personal appearance Old Lady: "You don't chew tobacco -
Fhi, several months. atjo No word yet. But we will Some Talker do you, little boy?" I NAS, San Ped.ro, Call?,

lie called this reporter on the keep you Informed on the developments "I'm of few words Little Boy: "No, ma'am, but I -\j"""i t
He: a man
phone last Saturday between trainson , SMOKING LAMPS kiss won't ?" could let you have a cigaret." No Matter .
his uaito Lake City where he OUT Will you me or you "Oh Fred, the baby has swallowed -

has now been transferred ----_____ She'ell, I wouldn't ordinar-" VI'here'* Hubby ? the matches. What shall we
talked into It
ily, but you've me do'?"
Commercial Bulletin Lady, at party: "Where's that .
: "Here, use a clgaret:: lighter
c Anybody that they don'ta.1low
says Modern pretty maid who was passing out
FOB !SALE
games of chance on Naval I For Sale: 1939 Pljmoutn sedan. Fx- The click of knitting needles, the cocktails a while ago?" She Known
establishments! ought to try the Radio. Cash. See Hostess: "Oh, are you looking
cellent condition. creaking of the rocker and the WAVE at NATTC: "Coach Den.I .
candy machine in the Administration and 1800 Dr L T "
owner between 1MO clock for a drink ?
803:>:. ticking of grandfather's ny Myers was all wrong about our
Annex some time. Every time Callahan Junior BOQ for
"No I'm
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Lady: looking my
Furniture for three room apartment were all that disturbethe silenceof I team not having a good line-I've
start
nickel better "
you praying drop because a ,you you don't know I I Dewey I.. V. Bterrurn Park. 3816 D. Norman St.. the room With childish cuM I husband -been--out 1.with them-all."


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FOR HIS, WIFE WE CANT ) TWINS THAT SWELL WANNA DA-A-A-Nce!/ -REMINDS ME SO MUCH

DO NOTHIN' WITH HIM' .. MIGNTWORK OP MY 6OITRUDE 1III

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't 'llc Boathouse Comes To Front; Dispensary Novice. Bouts A.'



Retains Lead In Touch Football Race Head Toward

By Edmund Walsh, Y2.
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Dispensary continued to set the pace in the National Fast FinishContinued

SATURDAY it will be undefeated Navy's turn to take a League with four wins and no losses by upsetting previously from pate ODe

punch at undefeated Notre Dame's giant of the gridiron and unbeaten VPB 2 Unit 2,1 to 6. Ordnance and Gunnery has had be lot keener than

if the Middies should have any success the pulse behind the some close games but is still in the undefeated bracket withA Most a of the inexperienced previously.boys

:..,I punch will very likely be that of stocky Hal Hamberg, the and R. were forced out in the"- opening
:Midshipman who sparkles at the left halfback position. In the American League it is a round.

, Hamburg, who first became ae- -- --- .... --- different story No one. is 'unde- In Debut Tonight Both Paul Myrehn S2c, VTB, and
; Hal: minded in the land which produced feated. Boat House and Recruit Walter Sanborn, S2c. A and R, who
.V.I.I. Slingin' Sammy Baugh and Packs Dynamite Center lead the pack with VM andShlp's scored TKO's over their opponentslast
Davey O'Brien reached the Naval Store tied for second. This week, have outings this evening
:Academy by way of Rice Institute league is a free for all with all the -, Myrehn taking on Ken Doyle
t1' where he spent his freshman year. Iq teams fighting to get in the top VPB 2, (1), and Sanborn meeting
Ills air arm and shifty open bracket.In Jess Watkins, Boathouse.
field running have: been the deciding games played this past week Georgie Abrams, leading con..
Na\' "* victories Dispensary defeated VPB2 Unit 2, '
margin in > 8 tender for the world's middle.
over North Carolina pre- 7 to 6. VPB2 Unit 2 scored earlyon -
flight Cornell Duke, Penn State a pass from W. J: Davis, r-- -i
and Georgia Tech.In ARM3c to C. J. Lozano.Slc. Latein I Fighters Meet At 1830
Cleveland's Stadium Saturday the game Dispensary tied the
.' Hamberg will meet the game up by an intercepted pass by I Fighters who have been
maestro of all pass throwers this W. E, Thorn, PhMSc then won the' named for bouts tonight will
season, Accurate Angelo Bertel- k" game in the play-off. R. W. Scan- i i i be Lt. (jg) John Patrick in the
11. Bertelli's pitching probably ] lin, quarterback for Dispensary ; i 'main station auditorium at
the most spectacular since Baughor 'ringside at 1830.
Benny Freidman, has already i STANDING :i .
bent the Notre Dame rocket ship National I weight title and considered by
.oaring over Pitt, Georgia Tech, t ss W L t tc I
Wisconsin and Illinois. Dispensary .. ... .... .......... ... 4 0 many the uncrowned champ, will
Michigan, O and G ........ ...,........... 3 0 again officiate the bouts.
Hamberg is a youngster gathering A and R ...,.........,..,...... 2 0
momentum with every ; VPB 2 (2) .. ............ ....... 3i Pairings this evening: at 125: Ibs.
Bertelli is the master, VO-VCS .... ............... .....1 3 I pit Lloyd Sawyer, VPB 2 (1)
game. T i .. .... .. ........ i 3 against Andy Miller, VTB and
playing his last game before reporting VTB .. .........................1 4
t to the Marines at Parris XI . ........ .......... 0 3 Johnny McCan, Seaman Guard vs.
Island South Carolina.For VPB 2 (2) . . .. .. ....... 0 1 I Harry Prather, Recruit Center.At .

sentimental reasons, many 4'C American 135 pounds, Willie Scaggs,

would like to see Bertelli wind Boathouse . .. .. ....... .. W 3 L 1 Boathouse. meets Thomas Young
up his playing* days at Notre Ships Company.. ...... ... .. .. 3 1 VTB! Jess Watkins Boathouse,
Dame In a blaze of glory, but VM Hangar ............... ..... .2 1 takes on Walter Sanborn; Warren
what greater satisfaction could Ships Store Ferries l .::::::::::::::::::: 3 2 1Dos 2 Dufrene VPB 2 (1), meets Gerald

t there be for a young Midshipman Seaman Guard .................. 2 2 y ,. Green Recruit Center.In .
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than to outshine one of thegame's Hospital. .................... 2 2 the 145 pound class, Ed Turner -
greatest in what Main Galley .............. .. .. 0 4 .')' Seaman
passers T 4 . 0 2 .... .. Guard encountersPaul
will probably be the only time A and R B :::::::::::::::::::::: 0 1 .. Moore Photo Lab; Leo Geary
the two will ever meet on the VPB 2 (1) goes against Pat
...I'._ gridiron. was outstanding in this ball game. 1 j; Young. A and'R.; Ed Criner Recruit
o VTB defeated VO-VCS 6 to 0
; Center
.- Approximately 10 fights are expected tat ; rwLi with H. B. Renek, student crewman .. -':"'.$.;':; Seaman Guard.At takes. on Benny Allen

to feature the second round scoring a lone touchdownfor 155 pounds Paul Myrehn
y of the Station Boxing Tournament VTB on a pass. Docks & Fer- Ed Turner S2c Seaman<9Suard, VTB encounters Ken Doyle. VPB
.. on tonight's Victory Smoker. The 1 L ries defeated Main Galley 18 to 6. will mix it up with Paul Moore 2 (1) and Joe Lancaster, Recruit
fights tonight will be better than The score was tied until the last photographer's mate, first class, in Center meets Larry Kremer, VPB
those of last week and should be ; few minutes of the game when the 145 pound division in the sec- 2 (2). .
Increasingly better as the tourna asr Docks & Ferries scored two touch- ond round of the Station boxing On the windup of the card, Harold
anent draws to a close. downs in quick order. The first tournament tonight. Turner hails Brady, Seaman Guard slamsit

i YQJW.Y. Ma touchdown was scored by Docks from Jacksonville, Fla., and Moore out with Fletcher Madlock, Recruit
A week from tonight moviesof and Ferries E. C. Coffman to from Cincinnati Ohio. The fightsgo Center.
the most spectacular plays Brooks. George Roberts set up the on in the main station audi Fights in the senior division begin -
unfurled in the last five Orange second touchdown for Docks and torium, as the highlight of the Victory next week.Russians .
_.-J Bowl football game's are planned Ferries in a nice end around play Smoker show.VOVCS --
for a showing in the main for 20 yards and scored on an
eza
Like SoccerIn
btation auditorium. end around. pass Roberts to W. J.
Across the screen will flash Otis. Main Galley's touchdown Moscow 700 soccer teams en.
It Mach well known Orange Bowl -: ,s f. -" ... drive was started on an intercep- 0 and G gaged in regular competition dur-
*1 luminaries as Paul Christman, tion pass by D. W. Silverman, S2c ing the past summer. Meanwhileover
I Missouri Bobby Foxx, George Paul Myrehn a V5 Tarmac attached who carried the ball to the 21 yard Pace OfficersIn entire Russia 200.000 teams
Cafego, Bowden Wjatt and Bob to Squadron VTB will try lice The Cooks then scored on apass battled for league titles.
t Sufferidge, Tennessee, Frankle for his second win of the tournament from R. E Miller S2c to H.
.J Sink wick, Georgia, Johnny Bosch, tonight when he takes on G. Kramer S2c. The third score Touch BallWith
Georgia Tech, and Mike Ho>'alak, Ken Doyle of Squadron VPB 2 for Docks and Ferries was a quick Recruit Center Is

Boston College. ((1). Myrehn, 155 pounds, scoreda play originating from an intercepted two weeks of play gone
I The mode which will be ob- TKO over Smokey Green, Recruit pass from II. G Martin to Otis by two teams, VO-VCS and Ord-
tamed from W. Malcolm Mc- Recruit Center Wins nance and Gunnery remain unde- First
l tj Center, in his last outing. In Cup RaceRecruit
Crory, Jacksonville reproenta- He hails from Costa Mesa, California Recruit Center beat A and R feated in the Officers touch foot-
.- :live of the Orange howl committee and Doyle from New York 'B" team 36 to 2 with T. Bishop ball league. Each has won two
has 69 plays, 18 of them games. Center, which tied with
for touchdowns. The plays were City. s.4 Continued on pare seven The usually strong Operationsteam Assembly and Repair and Seaman
Selected from Tennessee's 17 to coached Comdr. Guard for the Station Navy Ball
by Stanley
victory over Oklahoma in '39, V5 Enlistee Is Grid Star Strong ran into some real compe- championship, is ahead of all other

Georgia Tech's in 21'40 to 7 triumphover 4 Former College Otto Graham Northwestern unlersity's tition in the Ordnance and Gunnery units in competition for theCommandant's
Missouri Mississippi squad and were set back 12 to 0. Cup.
State's 11 to 7 defeat of Georgetown Tennis Aces Are great halfback who placed Lt. (jg) Olie White, former T.C.U. Recruit Center has amassed a
second the nation's -
among passers
In Ml, Georgia's spectacular lineman and Lieut. P. S. Robinsonwere total of 38 and five-sixths points.
40 to 26 whipping of Texas last season may stretch his Assembly and Repair is in the
In Officer MeetFour stars for the winners.
Christian In '42 and Alabama's collegiate ground gaining to more number two spot with 32 and one
1 .' 37 to 21 walloping of Boston than two miles this fall. In 17 Lieut. Comdr. Burton and his third points and Seaman Guard
College last New Year's Day. tennis stars, who were james during the last two years VO-VCS team were spectators at holds down third with 28 and one
< standouts in college and amateur he has passed for 1,671 yards and third markers.

V, Mention of Cleveland's Municipal competition, are proving their has run for 819 more. He is enlisted STANDINGS Three seasonal activities have
Stadium earlier in this column skill in the Officers' fall tennis in the Navy's V5 aviation W L now been concluded. Recruit Cen

brings to mind a 1 to 0 tournament which is now under- program. VO-VCS ... ., .. .. ... 2 0 ter was the winner in Qualification
baseball there the way. \..gi Ordnance and Gunnery.. .. ..... 2 0 swimming and tied
played on for first in
game In the are Lieut. David K. Gunnery Officers .. ..... .. ..... 1 1 t)
day the Stadium first opened its Elliot. group who attended FootballSouth Operations . . ............ 1 1Assembly Navy ball. Assembly and Repairwon
doors to sports activity. Operations Navy and Repair 1 1 softball and tied for first in
Principals in the affair were Stanford and was a Pacific Coast Public Works ... ... ..::::.::::: : 0 2VPB Navy ball. Seaman Guard finished
Star, Comdr. Joseph B. Young. T 4, 2 OTU 1 .......... ...,...0 2
II Lieut Comdr. George Earnshaw the Naval Dispensary ... .. ... .. ........... 0 2 well up in softball and qualification -
1 formerly of this station, now on Pacific number two man on swimming and tied for first
f duty, and:Mel Harder, of Cleveland Academy team for three years Lt. Camp LeJeune, 20; Jacksonville in Navy ball.Plaques .
.' Indians. The game went to (jg) Wallace E. Crum, a former NATTC, 7.Georgia the game, scouting Operations fora were awarded winners
Lieut. Comdr. Earnshaw and the South Carolina university tennisace pre-fllght, 20; North future game VO-VCS has a in each activity. The unit with
Chicago White Sox 1 to 0 in nine and Lt. (jg) Charles Myers, Carolina pre.flight, 7. score to settle with Operations the most points at the end of one
Innings. ex-Davidson college star. Miami U., 13; Charleston Coast dating from volleyball competitionwhen year of competition will receive
Winners Are NamedIn Guard, 6.Bainbridge. Comdr. Strong's officers nosed the Commandant's trophy.STANDINGS .
>f WING TIPS T7 Bev Moss. matches during the week, NTS, 49; Camp them out for the title.
If f catcher on last year's baseball Lieut Elliot and Lt. (jg) Golem- Lee, 0. Comdr. Miller's Lads Hot

$' team has reported here after com- beske, Operations, defeated Lieut East Ordnance and Gunnery Com- Recruit Center PoInts 3M :1/6
pleting training in the Physical Continued On Fag Seven mander Miller's entry in the lea Assembly and Repair 32 1/3
Sampson NTS. 7; Rome RPI, 0. seaman Guard ::28 1/3
w4
Instructors school at Bainbridge, gue, swamped the Public Works Ships Store .... SK
-,( Md. It's now specialist first class + Curtis Bay Coast Guard, 13; team 30 to 6. Lieut. Edward Ordnance and Gunnery 22
Moss Kikl Cuyler, Cubs coach Dutch Bergman Was Rated Fort> Monroe 6. Boarinl, Lt (Jg) Kessler. one time T 4 ................ ...19
; will return to Southern baseball Sampson NTS, 7; Rennselaer 0. Miami (Ohio) university ace and Vlol Hangar 18
Above As Runner Boa House .,...... 16
', .' this year at the helm of the At. Gipp Villanova, 27; Lakehurst NAS, Lieut. Don Cross, who learned his T 1 .. ... 13 1/2
lanta Crackers Sergt. Barney Dutch Bergman coach of the 1t. football in Tennessee at the foot Docks and Ferries .... 13
( Ross is at the U. S. Navy Hospital Washington Red Skins, was a cap- Middle West of the Great Smokies are stand- &J?: :.i'((2) : :::::::::::::::::: 11 1/a
St. Albans, New York, wherehe tain in the army air corps in the outs for O. and G. Marine Barracks ........ n
Great Lakes 41; Warquette, 7. Personnel .......... .
i3 from a recurrent .. ....... 10 1/2
recovering last war. After the war he starredIn Bunker Hill NAS 32; Alma 0. Among the other stars In the VPH 2 (1) .................... 10 I
malaria attack It's now Lieut. football for Notre Dame. Until Far WestSt. league are Lt. (Jg) Gene Good- vo-ves .. ................ ...10 0
Jay Berwanger The c ic time the middle of the 1919 season whenan reault Ordnance and Gunnery, Dispensary 6
', University of Chicago football star injury took him out of the Mary's pre-flight, 39; Caliomia who was an All-American end for T Hospital 5 ... .. ............... ... 6
received his wings at the United lineup, he was considered more 0. Boston college and Lt. (Jg) Joseph Cooke end'Bakers :::::::,::::::: g
ill State College for primary flight dangerous open field runner than Del Monte pre-fllght, 34; San Hay a flashy center from AirVlng' :5 .. ................ SIre
instructors. New Orleans La. the immortal George Gipp. Francisco U., 0. Northwestern. Department ............... 2
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Can You Name The Winner Here? Capt. Rueben W. ShrumIs ..i'v. t''" : f '"". :'?!'+ New Station Shore

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whom cruises.I have had service in past Many' Tight Places

"May I Bay to you all who are
In training here-Keep up the Lt. Comdr. Justin A. Shook'snew

good work. Do your job so billet as senior shore! patrol

thoroughly now that It may not officer of this Station Is the latest
be necessary 50 years from now
step in a varied and colorful career -
for your sons and daughters to
that has included tours of
Into another
step war to upholdthe
traditions of our great land." duty as an officer in the Coast

It was in World War I that Artillery, the Marine Corps and

Captain Shrum saw his first Navy the Army Air Corps.
duty as a chaplain at the U. S. 'iist
His Navy career has been Justas
Naval Academy and aboard the
USS Arkansas. Oddly enough. colorful. It began in December -

Chaplain Shrum also performedhis ? 4R I 1910, when, as a captain in
\ -4': S last sea duty aboard the Arkansas the Office of the Chief of the
'S before coming to the Jackson
Air he chosen
Army Corps was
r ville Naval Air Station.
A sea-going chaplain, Captain by the Navy Department to or-

R'Af.S Shrum has seen many far-flung ganize its new Publications Di-

P h ports of the globe during; his distinguished vision.

}'R! career. While serving He next organized a Navy supply !! -
aboard the USS Pittsburgh he
f procurement office for the
visited 28 countries.
some foreign
Washington area and was then
m. Duty in Washington with the
transferred to the South Pacific
Navy Yard and the Bureau of Naval
I where he served for almost a yearas .
with other
Robert Ve Haun, left, Recruit Center battler was having his moments Personnel along photographic officer on the
shore at the U. S.
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assignments
when this picture was snapped. The winner of the bout, however, was staff of Admiral Halsey. There he
Coast Guard Academy at New
Johnny McCan, of Seaman Guard, who kept Ve Haun at bay during London, Conn. and the NewpOrt ; had another organizing assignment -
,
most of the three rounds with a long looping right. Tonight McCan, Naval Training Station mark his gathering equipment together .
a West Palm Beach, Fla. Bluejacket fights Harry Prather, Recruit life. : from all over the South
interesting
Center, in the quarter finals of the 125 pound novice division. : Pacific to form a modern photographic
Capt. Shrum first came into ,
laboratory.
-- -- close contact with Naval Aviation had out
'My boys really a job
when he saw duty aboard the air- there he "We had to do
says
Plans Fire Scores
NATTC Lays Dept. craft carrier Saratoga. It was on all the photographic lab work for

the Saratoga that he got his initial the Army, Navy and Marines.

To Upset Miami 4 to 2 Win At LeeIn Naval glimpse aviator.into the life of a 5 ; reproduction That included of development aerial photos and,

Commander H. H. Marken will ? ; maps, captured documents anti
an abbreviated resumption of succeed Captain Shrum at the I scores of similar articles. Oftenwe
In Orange BowlDefeated the softball league at the NAAS, Jacksonville Naval Air Station. r had to make as many as 1000
Green Cove Springs, the Fire De- Mrs. Shrum and young son, Wel- prints from one negative.
in their last three partment bested GunneryPersonnel ty, who is at present enrolled in "But it wasn't all lab work.
starts but filled with the satisfac- in a two out of three series the Venetla School, will remain Some of our combat photographicunits
tion that they played their best when they took the deciding game : here while Captain Shrum is on got Into some really hot action -
game of the season against Camp by a 4-2 count. overseas duty. One had two ships shot out
LeJeune the NATTC air raidersare I The series had stood at one up ---fijj lauumu Lt. Comdr. Justine A. Shook from under it on one day. An-

now laying plans for upsetting with the firemen taking the first Adm. McFall Says other was among the first Amer-
Miami university in the Orange tilt, 4-2 and GunneryPersonnelcoming lambs. icans to arrive on Rendova."
Bowl, the night of November 5. I I back to annex the second Road Ahead Rough "'IheOalue of naval aviation In Commander Shook went to ...

Miami officials are predictinga I game, 65. The firemen put the deciding Continued From Page: One winning the battle of the Atlan- the South Pacific aboard the
sellout crowd of 30,000 as the game on ice with a four- in June 1943, the latest monthly tic was revealed by Secretary of famed "Battleship X," the South
figures that can be released, almost the Navy :Frank Knox when he
will seek to protect run rally in the second inning and Dakota which Is credited with
t.&.: '<, their Hurricanes undefeated, string. the contest settled down to a 1200 vessels were completedand made public the fact that of 29 bringing down 32 Jap planes
," ,
:
.:;, pitchers' duel between Zynda of accepted. In July 1940, the German submarines sunk duringthe during the Battle of Santa Cruz.
s /'The: raiders held a 7 to 0 lead Gunnery-Personnel and Rice of the Navy received 25 new airplanes; summer campaign, 21 were "She was a real fighting ship,"

at the half while playing the Camp Fire Dept. Lieut. Rausch, the firemen's in June 1943, almost 2000. Be- victims of Navy planes. Nineof he says, "I've seen her put up a
LeJeune Marines to a standstill at tween these dates the built credited to the
manager, is now trying to Navy these' were wall of anti-aircraft fire that
'':, .. New River, N. C.. Saturday. Then arrange a series! with the first- 2,200,000 tons of ships, added to new baby carriers, the greatest looked absolutely Impenetrable.
'F .thellong! train ride, LeJeune's man half title winners, Assembly and its air arm 23,000 planes, and com- single weapon In combatting the Of al Ithe days Commander
''power and some unfortunate Repair. I pleted shore facilities to the value U-boat menace." Shook spent in the combat zone
JII'i. breaks went against NATTC, Le- New League Rolls Along of nearly 7 billion dollars in' many In a message to the home front, he remembers April 18 the best. It
Jeune finally winning, 20 to 7. far-flung sections of the globe. Admiral McFall declared that "we was!! his birthday, and he cele-
The physical-conditioning league, Let's look at the increased speed of I all know that our forces afloat brated it by watching Navy night
with contests in softball touch
plane production from another an- cannot operate successfully with-
Lead fighters bring down their first Jap
Boathouse, Dispensary football and basketball, continuedto gle. To replace the Navy planes 1 out support from the people at plane in a spectacular air show
Station Touch Football roll along in high gear. Sea- lost at Midway would (have required home, just as the Navy itself is over Guadalcanal. .
man Guard No. 1 and Marines No. half a year at the 1940 rate I supported by shore establish :ints. Commander Shook, who replaced
Conilnned From Fife Six 1 lead the league with identical of production. By June 1942, when And we all know that labor and Lieut. H. R. Osborn as shore pa-

S2c being the high scorer with records of nine games won and one the battle was fought, the losses industrial management, and pri- trol officer here, began his military -
three touchdowns, took one pass lost both teams having dropped could have been made up in two vate individuals in every walk of career at the Porter Military
for 50 yards, one on another play just one touch football game. Com- weeks. Now they could be restored life are necessary to the great team Academy, Charleston, S. C. From
and scored on a pass off punt for- missary No. 2 rests in third place in less than four days. that we are equipping to insure there he went to Haverford Col-
mation. Other touchdowns were with a record of 7 and 1. "All these accomplishments, I freedom to ourselves and to the lege, Pa. His civilian job was as
Y2c In the mess attendant's league am sure will constituteno millions who are groaning and dying -
scored! by R. A. Schumacher, you agree administrative officer in the La-
who intercepted a pass and ran 60 the Wildcats hold down first place small accomplishment. It was under the tyranny that the bor Department in Washington.
yards for a touchdown.VM with twelve wins out of thirteen another of those 'impossible'achievements Axis has loosed upon the world. Commander Shook hopes to
contests. that American ingen- "Here is one fact that I hope
the Hospital 7 to 6. make his shore patrol work here
upset uity made a reality." all of us can remember: The avia-
Touchdown for VM was scored by chiefly preventative, keeping naval -
Rickenback on a 60 yard run. Iiospttal's scored for Seaman Guard against Admiral McFall attributed tors .hunting Jap ships in the Pa- personnel out of trouble rather
part of the Navy's success'! cific, the youngsters manning the
score was made on a pass Hospital and Hospital scored on a than trying to punish them.it .
R. H. Coffer. pass from Rob Collins to Eicholz. against the enemy to Improvement guns on convoy escort vessels, the
from Collins to Some of the other outstanding In anti-aircraft armamenton men at battle stations on our battleships was not unusual for Capt. Shrumto
In another hotly contested game were Charles Swain and Jack fighting ships.' Because of carriers and destroyersall deliver the invocation at the
plays
Seaman Guard defeated T-4, 8 to 6. Poe, Seaman Guard; Bob Brown, this, fire power controlled by directors of these men are dependingupon launching of some ship in Jacksonville -
The first two points were scoredon Ordnance and Gunnery; T. C. Le- "now can batter downan the home front just as the and only a short time
a safety when the halfback for vitas, Hospital Steve Wojciechow- air attack as competently asguns pitcher depends on the shortstopor ago a young minister of the diocese -
T-4 was trapped behind his own ; and Installed on land. It is a the fielders behind him to roll sorely perturbed over the
ski VPB 2 (1) ; Brown Carter
goal line. The touchdown scored by Sherman, Ships Store; and Wilchi- fact that many hundred, of up the team score. They cannotdo problem of whether or not he
Guard on a from have been shot their work unless do should into the
Seaman was pass ski Davis, Roberts and Hudak, enemy planes :you yours go service or retain -
:Mark Hess to Ace Mallory and T-4 VPB 2.Tennis. down from the decks of our whether you are manning a ma- his pastorate, sought his ad-
scored on a Flanker play to Spab- warships. I mjght cite our new chine in a war plant cultivatingthe vice. .
bard. -- battleships as! examples of vessels soil that grows food for our Solves Navy ProblemsOr

Ordnance and Gunnery defeated Aces StandoutsIn having many times' the firepower fighting men or working harder so perhaps the senior chaplain
T-1. 12 to 6. The first Ordnance of pre-war battleships.! In that your extra money, all the might be called to deliver an ad-
& Gunnery touchdown was a pass, Officer Tourney our development of our surface money you can spare, is going into dress before the graduating classof
J. W. Augustine AOM3c, to J. M. Six fleet, we have not only kept up war bonds. some hospital which he recently -
Condo AOM3c for 25 yards. The Continued From rare with out r-nemlt'fl-we have surpassed "Call it a team call it mutual did. He recently flew to an out-
second was from Augustine to Brewton and Lieut. McDermith. them. interest and self-protection call it lying station and aided in the dedi-
Brown 10 yard pass and 25 yard Public Works, 6-4 6Lleut.; "Our carrier program" said the anything you want to, there has cation of a chapel; delivered the
run. Touchdown for T-1 was scored Myers and Ensign Minton VTB 2, Admiral, "has grown tremendously never been a time in our history invocation upon the first anni-
by Zimmer. upset Lieut. M. G. Clarke and Lt. I in size since the outbreak of our when the Navy and the American versary of the WAVES; discussed
VM Is Victor (Jg) Armstrong, VO-VCS 3-6,8-6. present war. Although we have people should throw more effort hospitalization of the wives of
VM defeated Docks and Ferries, 6-3; Comdr. Young and Lieut. Can- lost several carriers in engagements : into close collaboration. We are Navy men who are prospective
7 to 6 in a play of/ game. Docks ham T 4, defeated Ensign Wilson we find ourselves at the going to win but victory will come mothers, with the Public Health
and Ferries scored on a pass. Mar- and Ensign McHugh, Operations present time more powerful than at much quicker, and at much less Officer in Jacksonville.
tin to E. M. Roberts. And VM 6-3. 6-3; and Lt. I jg) Crum and any time In the life of naval avia, cost, we'Veraember that the boys Young chaplains detached from
scored on a pass from Rickenback Lt. (jg) McCord Public Works tion. New carriers have been commissioned out on the seas are depending on this Station and headed for sea
to Weatherby. won over-Lt. (Jg) Bartlett and Lt. and found most success- the folks back home-and with duty sought his words of advice .

A & R was the high score team . of the week, scoring 36 points defeated and 63.Comdr.. of approximately 25,000 tons dis all we've got." and bade them Godspeed in their
, Personnel 36 to 0. Morris Strong and Lieut. Starke, placement. Recently the Navy De- missions of kindness and mercy.On .
Ramsey- AMMSc, did some nice Operations, advanced to the quarter partment announced the plans for Around The Clock one occasion Capt. Shrum delivered -
. running and passing for A and R. I finals by beating Lieut. Elliot three gigantic carriers, 45,000 a graduation address to a
I Shots Demkowskl AMM2c was on and Lt. (jg) Golembeske, 6-3, and tons, which will go on the ways With Capt. Shrum class of 100 Bluejackets, and then '

the receiving end of a number of 63.Lt. soon. In addition to these, a war Continued. front paae tae immediately switched to the per-
passes S. Weiner AMM2c and (jg) Ralph Hillsman and development of great value has organizations!, spoke before high formance of two weddings.As .
W. C. Hamilton also stood out. Lieut. James :McCachren, Physical been the baby flat-tops known to school and service graduating one may well judge Capt.
Intercepted pass by F. McClure, Training, defeated Lieut. Kimballand the Navy as CVE's These are classes-even discussed problemswith Shrum was a very busy man, but
AMM2c 35 yards for a touchdown. Lieut. Burney, Naval Hospital converted freighters and tankers. ministers of the diocese. his friendly smile, his warm handshake
The next score was made by Bill 6-1, 3-6 and 62. Thanks to them, it Is possible to Fifty or CO marriages per month his kindly words brought
McCosky S2c. njwf" keep an umbrella of protectionover were performed on the station. sunshine into the hearts of manya
Debbout and Augustine of 0 & G Golfer: ""'cU. after a rouna a convoy and the 500-600 While Captain Shrum did not preside lonely and perhaps disturbed
were outstanding in game_ with with me, how do you like my mile stretch of mid-ocean where at all of them his duties as Bluejacket. It might well be said
VTB Touchdown for VTB was game?" once the U-boat: was free to roam senior chaplain necessitated his that: the joy of serving was a sufficient

scored by Crewman Wasaer who Caddy: "It's O.K., I guess, butI almost unmolested. The baby car- appearing at many of them. reward for this dignified senior
took a pass from Witts. Ed Lyons still! prefer golf"" riers turned the wolf packs into Aside from his!! routine duties chaplain of the Station.




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"Field Day" At VM Unit On This Station Reverse English A Sailor I




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There was a purposeful glint
that can read a
in the eye of Billy Boot, S2c, as newspaper oughtto
know that a sailor isn't
suonojcd : -
he left the station for a weekend
to give out information like
liberty. It was the glint of a man
that. Then I get asked where I
who has appointed himself a one-
come from, what I did before I
man task force.
Joined the Navy, what I do in the
\ Billy\ got to town a half-hour Navy, what 'IY unit docs, where

f later and dropped into a bistroto it's going after we leave her,

\ refresh himself with a glass of what my rating badge means, and

beer Pretty soon a civilian standing what my sex life is I just thoughtI'd

I near by said, "Hiya, sailor come to town today and aska

I Nice day." civilian! a few sassy questions.

I "Yup," Billy admitted that it Thanks, buddy, and goodbye

was, ( Reprinted from Banana Peel-

: "What outfit you .?" the ings, NAS, Banana River, Fla >

civilian began.'Where I ---- ..

I you from?" interrupted I II

I Billy. I
I "Me-Oh, I'm from Bridgeport.What Quiz ContestQuestion

outfit "
What are you doing here?" pur- ( are I printed on

I sued Billy briskly :i)
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"Oh, came down on a little )
I business," said Bridgeport, and now ANSWERS e

I, 'ji I there was a faint note of sur- 1. Stewatd mates.

Bluejackets and WAVES alike wield the brooms and water buckets at a VM unit on this Station It'soften prise in his voice. 2. Robin Hood.

been said before that typewriters are not the only thing that WAVES can use efficiently, and the "What was, the nature of the
3. Admiral Ernest King. .. ,
above picture seems to indicate beyond a doubt that this is true for despite the water, dirt, etc.. the business ? asked Billy.
WAVES are playing their part in cleaning up the VM hangar "Well, I don't mind telling you, 4. "When in the course of hu-
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t sailor. I down to man events .
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Lt. Parker AddedTo I i Rubes In Antis I Ii i i Japs Rolled Back wife's"Ah owns.,lawyer you're" about married.. some" propertyshe 6.5, Fore Pine,, sycamore golf; photo and finish chestnut., racing -

I ; lob, tennis; clinch, boxing; single
i In the war of 1812, youths of ; "Oh, sure, what outfit did you baseball.

Navy's Honor 118 and 19 would have been con- from I "High WafterMark" say you I
,.Idt'rt'd'ett'ran,. Since there "Do you like your' frife ?" 7. Darwin, biology; Newton ,

United States "Huh ?" looked bit mathematics; Scott, literature.
was no Sao.11 Bridgeport a

Roll For Heroes Academy at the time, our future I I In Pacific rattled, 8. True All military personnel l.

officers had to begin thf'lrI I "Ah, I see. Got -nother woman, from the highest Admirals and

training on board ship at very I 1! Lt Comdr. J, O. Cobb eh you rascal!" Generals, salute a man wearingthe

Green Cove Springs Air' tender ages Admiral David "Hey, listen here, sailor Congressional Medal of Honor.

'Taragiit was appointed a midshipman Relates Experience In Ac- "Aw, now, don't apologize to me, 9. Jackson War of 1812; Tay

Station Post Office Is I at the age of nine, and pil I know how it Is. I been lor, Mexican War; Grant. War Be-

I advanced 12 years found him I tion Against Foe around. Got any children" tween the States, also known as
I II
Finally Fully MaturedThe I the Ilrl1.t>-ml\OItt'r of a captured "Certainly. I've got children, the Civil War; Roosevelt, Spanish-
I whaler. Just after Ills second I The story of how "too little too i Four" American War,

name of Lieut (Iff) Howard i birthday', Samuel I liarron wan late" has been corrected to the "Legitimate or illegitimate?" 10. No. 3 is false Chlorine

S Parker can be added to the list j notlrlt'ti of his midshipman !stuttis | i point of rolling back the Japanese I "Say you listen to me, you smells like rotten l leaves and gas hasa

of pilots at the Naval Auxiliary I -but he had to wait until I from their "high water mark" In young distinct odorNovember ,

Air Station Green Cove Springs, I lie was 11 before he went on I the Pacific was unfolded before"an "Okay, brother. Don't answer if
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Florida, who have been decoratedfor !1 his first cruise. Nathaniel In- American Legion luncheon meeting it will incriminate or degrade you. ,.

heroism in air combat. Noticeof I grah.im and Louis, (ioldshor- in Jacksonville Monday by Lt. By the way, what was it you ,

this fact came through a permanent i 'ough had l both been under fire Comdr. James O Cobb, hero and started to ask me awhile back ?" Is Month To

citation which was for and were seasoned- old tars before 'veteran of the Pacific and holderof "I Just wanted to know what

warded to him here from the Navy' they. were 12 ;yearn, old. the Distinguished Flying Cross. outfit you're- Mail Christmas Gifts t

Department The citation read, I Lt. Comdr Cobb is now in chargeof Oh.. pardon me Just a second, November is the time to mail
"For heroism and extraordinary air crew training of the Naval may I ask what that funny looking -
Christmas and cards
achievement while participating in Come One Come All Air Operational Training Com- thing on your watch chain I and your all gifts should gifts be ked,
mand at this Station. "
aerial flight in combat with enemy ; means ? I "Do not open until Christmas"
air forces the ',I "Like all other campaigns in "That's lodge charm. I don't
Japanese over my ;
:'according to a recent announcement -
,
Tulagi Guadalcanal area on Aug- I To USO Halloween "Like" all other campaigns in history see anything funny about it. Well, by the Postmaster General.
Lt. Comdr. Cobb pointed out, I better "
use 7 and again in the Battle of mosey along Should the public delay until the .
Stewart Island on August 21, 1912 I I'"the Japanese reached their high "Hold on a minute, friend, that last weeks before Christmas to

In both of these highly significant Dance Saturday water mark at Dutch Harbor, scar on your chin. What's that do its mailing its gifts and cards
"
i i Midway Guadalcanal and New from *
Lieut. Packard who
engagements, I will not arrive by Christmas day.
was then an Aviation Pilot first Guinea I happened to be presentat I'm sorry, I must be going,"
[ The biggest party and dance of it was emphasized.
class, courageously attacked two of those high water marksa 'Where are :you going ?
the year for service men and wom-I 1 few at and nine You fellows here on the Stationcan
threatening dive bombers as i I --- days Midway Home, damn it, you inquisitive -
enemy down i, en will be held on Hallowe'en'Eve I II 'I months in the Solomons campaign."I . help matters along, not only
swooped on our ships
and they in each instance, through !I Saturday. October Oth at i j want to tell you that we Just What are you going to do when insofar as Christmas mail Is concerned -

alertness and accuracy, sent one 2030: In the USO, 311 W Duval barely stopped them at those high you get home ? Where did you get but as pertains to your

Aichi 99 hurtling to : Street ,I water marks. To those who were I the necktie What does the led regular mail, Have you advised
Japanese
I The entire club has been turned your correspondents. of your Station -
flaming destruction His expert i there, the Solomons campaign was I stripe on that hatband mean ?
I over to the witches and goblins, box number
known as the 'ShoutringWar.. Have
you stopped beating
and valiant performance of duty I your
contributed greatly to the securityof ', who will traditionally traverse on We fought as underdogs in both wife? Ever been convicted of a I If not, you are advised to do s.)

our surface vessels and was in j'I that particular evening and the men and materials felony ?" I at once If parcels are addressedto

keeping with the highest traditionsof I very popular 144th Infantry Dance I "During one raid we were so Why, I've never been so insulted box numbers it will help materially -

the U S, Naval Service" Orchestra, under the direction of embarrassed by the weakness of in my life! Young man, what I to expedite the deliveryof
Sergt. Charles Melton, will be on our air force that we wouldn't do the avalanche of Christmas nml
you mean by asking me, a perfect
Knsign: Sam limner, assistant I
I hand to put forth the hottest Hallowe'en drop all our bombs on the first stranger, such Impertinent which will soon be deluging the
communications officer recently
music on record. I We would for half "
run. go away a questions I Station post office.
received an appointment that he Besides the dance which will beheld hour and then return. Even then "Well, I'll tell you mister" said -- ----- -
has been looking forward to for
in the auditorium a special I we would save bombs for another Billy Boot S2c, "It's like this. I1 I
Monte month He taken "II| new party under the supervision of Miss visit an hour after the first raid. been in this man's Navy now goingon Here's What Leaders
studies at the Naval Air Navigational -
Jeanette Robertson will simultaneously "Those were desperate days. We and half and
a year a every
School the NAS Hollywood
at

be conducted on the mezza- paid for our unpreparedness but I time I go on liberty it seems like : Say On Navy Day
;
I 1la. nine with "Bobbing for Apples'Ghost we did finally stop tht'm.Ve every other civilian I run into (ontlnurd From Pate One
The post office, which has been Stories, Fortune and fi'I'I I
Telling turned he back
I j nally Jap thinks he has a right as a tax- our enemies the dread catastrophe
iV.yeloping fast from its humble many other Hallowe'en features their water mark. The tide I ,
high
payer to ask me the gol damdest of certain downfall. There Is u >
beginnings, reached maturity recently -I I The piece-de-resistance of the now turns. Our battle of produc- questions about my personal affairs doubt now you will victorious..
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when it took to cancellingits evening wil the the Grand March tion and
training is begining to and private life. | "I gladly; state to you today, in>
own mail. Their money order :: and awarding prizes for the i show results in the Battle of the "I get asked first what unit I Admiral has ever commanded a

service also hit a new high and ,., three best costumes of the dance. Pacific" belong to, although any civilian I finer team of fighting men."
they look forward to setting new' which will be worn by members of I Lt Comdr. Cobfj received the ---- -------
records for stations of similar size the Girls' Service Organization of I Distinguished Flying Cross' for
I
Watch The Birdie And Smile
through the impetus of increased the USO, a group of prominent I a successful night torpedo attack !

business in their new quarters in Jacksonville girls who have do- I,Ion a Japanese ship in Guadalcanal

t:,* ship's service building nated their time and efforts to attend i I waters, but he and the squadron .

Speaking of the post office, the dances held at this club. that he led probably will be remembered e
'I
Homer Gray had an experience the and who will act as dancing partners I the longest for their 4w

other day that might stump even I and hostesses for the men role of Good Samaritan in rescuingmore *
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his erstwhile literary companion, 'I and women in service. than 80 pilots and crewmen,

Sigmund Freud, the psychoanalyst.Gray some from lifeboats in mid-ocean,
vestment the aforesaid
Incidentally -
piloting the post office motorcycle -I following epic carrier battles.
I war bond officer is in a -
pulled up at the dispensary predicament Piloting a Catalina. he led the
at the mention of
following a trip from BOQ. I first American air attack on Mun-
Bond, he finds himself 4it
Dismounting, he was amazed to I buying a Baby da New Georgia Island In the
I
note that the motorcycle had no telling prospective purchasers Solomons, in December 1912.
i all about hid brand-new baby
battery (it had fallen out at the ', daughter. --- -- Caiw ---
BOQ) Homer's problem is this,
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].I r. Freud : "If Gray had known Navy Radio ProgramsThe

there was no battery in the cycle TILYNK4-:
before leaving the BOQ. could he following;; radio programs; FtY
:\1r.)1. 11. lli-rrmitnn, and fjnultwisli ,
I will be broadcast by Jacksonville
still have made the trip to the dispensary -
In thank i ell linml on the Mutlon -
?" I fur the kindne.r they InnihlioHpil stations. from the Sa'alIr

Lieut. (Jg) F. W Howes, now toward them on their; iliti : Station:
I >f worries over the lost of V. C. WJ.\\ 'HOO21J0)"I'nl
:
Friday (
at a new desk in the Yard office, ::0.1'11. VI. II. IIl'rlll:11I1I: I. s! \, I -
reports that cash War Bond sales 'I',. TIIVNK Killl.l.. KUOUK :\ Air 'leclinicul Training.
are picking up. In accordance with : >' S\':\ '.\ "ll\ I Center auditorium, N a v >'
tou'viromfiirti'd and helped. umore "
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memorandum bond Ings.
a recent war I than yon ran vrr know,
allotments made now will not become lor your kimlnrm and your avmpnllik TuesdayJIIP (2100-2130)
effective until January 1. '! meant more th..n.nd... Naval Air lechnUal Training Y2i Edmund Walsh of this Station and Y
still urged,' run "liowVVr'il t'enter auditoriumlngs Over SPARS are smiling so hard in this picture they almost btuko tri"'
1911 however, are
you I' like to writ urh inn a noteitot .
to make your allotment now so I please. let tin ronvrvHi America" with the Command: camera. President A. Q. Hams of the Jacksonville Optimist Club

that at least by that date, your I ? UiuiuhU that to to all of you ant's Hand. hoists the hands of the winners of the Fifth Annual Smiles Contest:

regular savings will go into effect In RraUtude: today.Dui. Wednesday WI'DQ (1030- staged last week at the Seminole Hotel. The contestants this year
*.. M. II. llrltKMlMVAM: and of the armed services. Ed and Doris out-smiled!
1700)) All Saint Chapel| l, "Navy were men women
In the meantime, keep up your :'\ FAMILY,
cash purchases-.It's a winning In-1 i Ve' |'er.." representatives of the Army Matinee and WAVES. i iI

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