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Title: Jax air news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: December 2, 1943
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
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VOL. 1, No. 36 U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA December 2, 1943

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They'll Do Show For Worthy Cause

Youngsters on Station Are

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Going To Have Big Xmas





Party, St. Nick And AllSanta


t: ; rtA claus has been pounding his Christmas beat by reindeer

(1.. ) r for a long time, but this Yuletide the Jacksonville Naval

r a aN Air Station is going to bring jolly ol' St. Nick here for the

,. enlisted men's kiddies in streamlined style.

t n kx Piancer., Dancer, Donder, Blitzen, Dasher. Comet.. Cupid
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-.---- ---- and Vixen
.. fi ore going to sit the
i> I trip out in Toyland for Santa Is
1 t ; 1, \ ;' s.. ,. Requirements For coming here via Navy plane and
svk I
x t ... jeep. Santa will arrive from the
.... t. er ../. I North Pole by plane and ride a
V-12 Program Are Jeep to the Mainside Auditorium

'" 1 where the children of enlisted per.
I sonnel will be treated to a deluxe

: Outlined By Navy I I Christmas December. party on Saturday, 25
<
: 'a t The Station Christmas.!! party is
Application Blanks Must under the direction of Comdr. R,

: j R Marken, Senior Chaplain, Information
Be Filed At Educational blanks have been distributed -

Office Before 6 December I on the Station for enlisted
:: .., personnel to register their children
rk for the party. There is still time,
A Application blanks for those if to
here is a scene from the "A. & R. Bond Follies" which will be presented to all employees of the A you hurry get blanks from
seeking participation In the Navy the
& R today and Friday to stimulate the purchase of War Bonds from now until Dec 7th. Composed en- V-12 be Chaplain's office or your division -
program: may obtained officer. You
tirely of A. & R. civilian workers the show will move from shop to shop for two days in effort to help from the Educational Office, room I, the and are asked to give
name of
age sex
the Station meet its quota for Pearl Harbor Day I your
225 Administration annex and the children '
so! that
Shown here, left to right (front row ) : Maxine Deem. Arlene Jones (hula dancer partly covered by deadline for riling them has been ,I' toys be appropriate giftsor
clown Joe Blanc Dickman Ruth Raisch and Deem Back Bernice Mrs may purchased by the
i Dorothy Kitty row: Boyle : set as 6 December, it has been 'Navy committee
Brownie Lane, L. J. Austin, Myrtle N. Sykev. and George H, Cherry Partly shown on the extreme left announced.
Mama
and
second row is Pattie F. Bennett who wore the same blouse she had on during a Liberty Bond drive In'j', The examination Papa can have a good
screening will time at the ,
:Mississippi In the last war Al Love and his A. &. R. Swing Tars will provide the music for the show be time party as well as the
given at a and place to be kiddies Lt H G. Keefe, Cbm-
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: announced at a later date. I' missary Officer, is in charge of

& R Starts War Bond Ball Red Cross Workers I Applicants under the V-12 program arrangements to furnish a Christ
must fulfill the following mas dinner to the married men
requirements: I and their families The dinner will
Surpass Quota For Be on active duty be served at 12oO
Gala
With Program Be a male citizen of the United I Santa flies in before 1400. Hell

: Surgical Bandages |I States. i land between Hangars 115 and 116

ISS ISSA a part of the program to make American dollars fight I Be morally and physically qualified and the kiddies will be on hand to
I for commissioned rank, including welcome him. The
will
Mrs. )) \U party then
Hj Ray : II |
final victory in the Pearl harbor Day \\ar Bond sale pro- I I a minimum visual acuityof : escort the ep-riding: Santa to the ,

1 December to 7 December, an interesting entertain- It doesn't take a clairvoyant to 18/20 in each eye i I Auditorium for the Christmas program _

program designed to bring more dollars into the coffers "read between the lines" when the ,' Have a Jnimum education of .
Red Cross increases it's request graduation from high school witha The entertainment program is
civilians and Naval personnel at Assembly and Repair-
for more and more surgical dress- creditable scholarship rating. brimming The children will be
been evolved, and will be carried out today and Friday ''Ings as war communiques reportour preferably in the top half of their treated to a special movie with a
2 and 3 of December - advances in far-flung battles. graduating class and a maximum stage show tossed infor good

Highlight of the two day event I Better Late 1! Making these life-saving dressings education of not more than thrr measure. It will Include a magician l.
will be an address by Commander is no sinecure It is a pains- years of college: completed ( The a cowboy act singing and a
C C. Ray of the N NAOTC staff to- ;: taking job, but It's one of the Educational Services Section. puppet show. Then Ice cream an,i
jno 'row Than NeverLt most concrete and soul-satisfying Training Division Bureau of Naval '.cake will be served. The Commandant

Entertainment feature, announced i contributions to the war effort. Personnel offers courses for 's Band will furnish Yuletide -
'
h>' It. K. Samuelson who H G O Keefe a word Is Ask any volunteer of the Naval enlisted personnel who may lack a tunes. .
1 is in charge of organizational as good: as his bond. Air Station Unit of the Red Cross I' few of the requirements for a high: I I Then the gifts will be presentedby
work for the campaign, will feature i The Station Commissary Officer I Last month over 61 volunteers I school diploma The high schools Santa, who will pick them off
Myrtle S\kes, Ol"OrgeChu- announced the menu for I attended the Tuesday and Friday of the country have agreed to the decorated Christmas tree on
rr and I.. J. Austin h. a blink I last week's deluxe ThanksgivingDay : I sessions in the Sunday Schoolroom I II accredit such work as well as Instruction the stage.
face and t I dinner and included nuts received in service Some 75 children have
singing dancing a< ; i and completed more than the already:
Tattle F. Bennett and F. I* and candy on the bill of fare. month's quota. Specifically, they schools Enlisted men who are been "enrolled" for the Station's

Crosby In hill-billy songs, eto; However, the shipment of nuts : made .J50 large bandages and 301 awarded diplomas on this basis Christmas party. '\
Mrs. I). !}:. DUkernon, blackface and candy was delayed by the : small ones may become eligible for consideration -i Here are the committees in'I

jitter-bug; .Inc Rhine, tramp transportation shortage: and I I' Through December the group is ,, as candidates for the V-12 charge: I
character; Bernice Boyle A. K.n.01 they were missing from the asked to make 1000 2x2 dressings program: Men having two or more I Iytars Purchasing CommitteeGifts" Cantle,
chow table. ; Deioiatlom. rto.: It C1t'OI'Jt> M.
Ruth KaUoh and IadneUt".m "To atone for the failure 1000 4x4 ; 30 8x36; and 320 of college are eligible for the K'ff"r ship'f Ser vice Officer and Mrs.
hula dancers. of : 12x12. A momentous task which Reserve :Midshipman Program). R. R. Johnson. Mm R R Mil,'kt>n,
the nuts and candy to arrive, The Navy V-12 Program includes Mm G. S. CJuimby. :Mrs G E. Weld.
The A and R orchestra will participate I'm endeavoring to have another j i I will require the presence of every
in events scheduled for turkey dinner for the in I available Service Wife if the quota subjects which require a background mlp Program Committee: Lt R T. For-"
Friday while additional music will men i is to be filled. of a minimum of two "ears berg. and U. S, Pj>'ntei ., CMu:
the very near future Lt. of I Committee It W. M.
high school mathematics ( Decorating
be provided by Al Love and his O'l<:eefe announced. "And they'll Among new members to join : preferably Knlxht and Flee A. F hchlomann,
Swing Tais Wm Fitzgerald will have the candy and nuts, too:" the Unit is Mrs I; II. S. Duck : algebra. geometry: and I.Rip. X C. (;.llPSt I .
present a baritone solo as part of I-_.& --- -- --- --- worth, wife of Captain Duck : trigonometry), Enlisted men without i Refreshment ("ommlttoe' : C. J. Kcv
this background shall not be ser; CCStd and A. r. ward: CCStd
the 1230 program which will feature worth No no\11'. Mrs.! UlH'k-I J, B. McClunKGirls' (('SId.
Be Sure Your
the address by Comdr Ray Return worth has been lied ('ross worker recommended for the V-12 Pro- I
I "
Igramrre ---- .--
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This two day entertainment will Address Is CompleteAll for many years wherever she _.u I
the nature of a 'traveling ami her hu..blulil) l have been staI I' between itin and ;23rd; birthlay -
1 all A and R units boned ( on day ar licatlon is submitted Featured At
: !"> as on hands who use "u. S. Na- ,, .
will be visited by the val Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida A new shining god: star has I
entertaineis, ," return been awarded Mrs 1<:. E Smith Be unmarried, and agree to remain -
as a address are directed -
Each supervisor In each shop to include one of the Unit's most efficient unmarried until commissioned SmokerGirls
as a part of their
has been designated as a bond return their full i workers, for her 200 hours of unless sooner released by the Tonight's
address: name,
salesman, and will acre:;t money, rank or rating: and box numbsr service, First in the Sunday Navy Department. ,
issuing receipts thr i ,::,tor, which Undclh.t.rabemail'! without' a complete School room and last to leave, Be recommended by their commanding girls and more girls
can be tinned into bonds. return address when I Mrs. Smith is as tireless as she : officer for this training I That's the main attraction on "
S"mueson: : said that the goal of to this Station will he sent returned to- Is enthusiastic. Perhaps becauseher Have passed an old General tonight Victory Smoker programat ,
the diive Is $10 for each employeeor the Dead Letter Oftke.! husband is a navy doctor, Mrs. Classification test with a gradeof the Mainside Auditorium The -
for each enlisted man, and said Smith especially appreciates the 85 or higher. or a new General show starts at 2000,
that the Secretary of the Navy had ---- ----":.-- -- all-importance of surgical dressings Classification Test with a stand The presentation is "Stars of

set the ultimate goal as one war New Mac'atines Print: I in war time. i ard score of 5S I'Tomorrow ," staged under the auspices -
I
bond for each person. ,; With the holidays ahead, some Quota for the Naval Air Operational of the Virginia Dell School

Commander Ray, a graduate of Pony Overseas CopiesPony I Sel'viceVives may put off joining! Training: Command has been j i of Dancing conjunction with the ,
trt" Naval Academy in the class of the Unit now, and others will\ be set as 91.Candidates. Jacksonville USD. ,
1023 served aboard: the USS York editions of nine popular haid-pteased for time but Chair accepted In this Com The song and dance revue Includes
t1)'n\ and has been the recipient magazines are now beir printedfor I man Mrs A. C McFall hopes that I mand usually are sent to the following a cast of 25 girls of all i
of a "station from Admiral C. W. distribution to men afloat and new and old volunteers will plan schools : Georgia Emory. I sizes, shapes and ages I

N. ::arz, for distinguished serviceIn I overseas\ All advertising matteris their holidays so that Red Cross Georgia: Tech Mercer Duke -- --- -'I ---
t :e line of his profession as eliminated from the special ser- ; work will not be neglected and the versity of North Carolina, uni'j ,

CQ: .munlcations officer of a Naval vice editions I quota may be filled on schedule as berry, University of South New Photo Badges Are : :
V-',:;el in action against Japanese In addition to Time and News usual. I lina and University of MiamI. I
f. r es in May of 1942 week which > ve been available I After all, the spirit of Christ- -- Issued At Main GateNew I
The Secretary of the Navy un- for some time In the pony editions, mas IS the spirit of the Red'I 30 Git Per 1,000 Marry
dd" ,te of 24 November, 1012rt 'others added recently to the list Cross! 1914 Photo Badge passes I

>led Commander: Ray for are Readers Digest. The New I ___ I LONDON .<>us service performed by Yorker, Modern Screen Inside De -- every 1.000( American soldiera stationed -, Cite it has been announced, and ,
'n rSn lo-ud: a naval vowel In the tectlve, The SportlngjrNews?.L4fe duro It.'J1'l'" C 'dey'.tobdbu;r', l'ltlifl! If.Hbor) Ihy: in the British Isles have all Chilians are urged to obtain .. t.
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It's Thanksgiving Dinner No Holds Barred!

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--TIIANKSGlVIXG" I

If anyone is wondering: which

c. weighs- the most, "Blessings or The Inquiring l
Burdens" may we suggest that :4

,you take a sheet of paper draw a

line In the center, and on the one \'
side write all your blessings. NOW ReporterQUESTION '

can you put anything on the other e e -r
side? !
\0 We hear that a new "jewel" has )5A i :
been added to the family of DewittT. : If you were 'fr\

Jewell of Shop No 23B. The I given your choice of sea duty, I

young man arrived on November which type of ship would you

9, in St. Vincent's Hospital, and prefer to serve on? ..
was promptly named Richard Marion -
Almost an Armistice Day ANSWERS:
gift. Congratulations Mr. and EDWIN H. VICKERY, Y3c: "I'd

i Mrs. Jewell.It rather be on destroyer sea duty.
is so nice to see cheerful lit- You'll really know you have sea!

tle Oree E. "Pee Wee" Peeples duty aboard a destroyer. I likeit t lA

f back again, in Shop 39-A, after too, because aboard a destroyer s z

having been out for a "spell" o' it's known as a "Dungaree:
illness. During our conversationwith Navy" and you'll see plenty of fast

her, she mentioned how very I action."

grateful: she was to each of her K. L. MILBURN BM2c: "De- .9 yt

friends in eac i department, who stroyer. It's fast. I don't want any

were so thoughtful and generous slow ship. Hang no! There aren't +

during her "forced leave". The too many regulations on a destroy

flowers and everything made the er but it's rugged duty." True to tradition, turkey was the Thanksgiving order of the day at this Station. No holds were barred
nice, and much PAUL REIRO, S2c: "Therearen't at the deluxe dinner
days so very very turkey served In all the Navy chow halls here. Above you see two "action" shots.
shorter. so many darn men on a de- I (DEmilie) Scott SpT)3c( ) of Wellesley, Mass., toys with a turkey tidbit, and; (2)Leonard Rizzolla
How about some more news from stroyer as on a battle wagon: and PhoM3c, of Yonkers N. Y., grazes on the gobbler like he meant business.
,
all of you enlisted and civilian. not as few as a PT. I figure you ---- ---
.
We are alloted a mighty nice bit have a darned good: chance to get: i

of space, and we DO want to fill I rated faster on a destroyer." War Bond Pennants Visits Station !
it. -_ _. ELBERT HUGHES. Sic: "Gimme Air Medal AwardedTo
a PT. They're speedy smart
A AND It NOTES I and deadly. Sure, they're rough Awarded To VO-VCS yW.:.<.," <' ,

Shop No. 23 is getting in high: but war isn't supposed to be like I Lieut. Bard For
bond:
for the "Pearl Harbor" j
pear home. And on a PT there are And
drive and it looks as though Chief i only a few men and each one is a TransportationIn

Prlke will have his hands busy; buddy. You can't goldbrick: on one i
Action In
and of the fact that j PacificLt.
with writing applications recognition I
of those PT's and if you're not a II
We verily believe! their units had attained a goalof I
counting money. right guy you might just as well II I
the shop will close the drive, more than 90 per cent of all i I
jump over the side. (jg) Nathan Reed Bard, 29-
the War Bond allotment I
participation. flat top, I suppose. I'm an avia- program. : r* now undergoing instruction at this
VO-VCS and De-
members are still talking Transportation ,
i Shop
tion mech and that's the logical Station Saturday was awarded the
about the nice Thanksgiving Day place to go.: If I weren't a mech partments were Saturday awarded Air Medal as a result of gallantry:,ii t
served in the the Commandant's War Bond .
lunch which was "
I'd rather have a 'can'. displayed in action in the '
shop last Thursday. Everyone cooperated ARTHUR LOUIS, AMM3c: "I Allotment pennant. Captain Ar- Pacific The award was
to the degree that the thur Gavin, commandant, made
have a hunch no one Is going: to during Inspection ;
consensus of opinion still is that ask me what type of ship I'd like the presentations during inspec- Captain Arthur Gavin
it was a perfect party and tion ceremonies, each unit receiv- dant. soutl"
to serve on But playing make I
good food. Thanks from all the ing a flag.VOVCS .
believe I'd battleship. They :
a
say II It while ,
employees goes to Commander was the first squadron I' was Serving as a
are roomy, comfortable and have
Grant for his generosity, and tho on the Station to become eligibleto bomber pilot attached to a
11. lot of recreation facilities aboard I
of receive the while posite squadron operating:
the time was extended some pennant
that smaller vessels don't have. I
had not finished of the first Solomon Islands area from March
the committee Transportation was one
And they can sting the enemy I I 110 to April 25: and June 27 to
bell ,
that fried chicken when the departments to exceed the mini- Ii Lieut Frances Rich USN -
harder than any other ship afloat. i special
July 23, of this that Lt. Bard
TO BE in war 90 cent year
rang.: If we HAVE FRANK SVEHLA, Y3c: "A PT mum per quota. assistant to Captain Mildred _
work through other holidays, we "Your War Bond allotment affords "took part in numerous missions!
McAfee, director of the Women'sReserve
boat. In the first place the per- I
know now how fine It will be to a highly recommended opportunity is e ected to address all against: enemy shore installations,
sonnel Isn't too large and get
you :
airfields, and of
with fellow workersfor for investment and a shipping many
join again our WAVES on this Station at 1930 to-
to know all the fellows just as if I
I which home in the
were pressed
American to spend for and systematic
real plan regular
a way j
you'd been living with them all I day. Lieut. Rich arrived here yesterday -
the day, and get the work done, savings as well as offering an ad- face of heavy concentrations of ,
life. And they're just aboutthe
your '
anti-aircraft fire
determined
or
ditional contribution to country's -
too.As most exciting ship anybodycan your I It will mark the first time that "
fighter opposition, according to
I leave the desk in Shop *3, service, said Capt. Gavin :
for preferred work on the bench, be on. in presenting the pennant to Miss I a representative of Capt. I'cAfee the temporary citation.
DEAN LUDLOW Sic: "A bat- has to the WAVES here.
I just can't leave without saying Thoreau Raymond as the representative spoken The citation further read that
hoi much I have enjoyed the tleship any day. It has more fire of VO-VCS "Your splendid -I Accompanied by Lt. (jg) Edith "he participated In a hazardous

work, the confidence of the of- power and guns." They're big and spirit and cooperation in the :. Stallings, Lieut. Rich is expected night mine laying mission In *n
hard to sink.
ficials and fellow workers and the achievement of this goal is a commendable 'I f.C to visit some stations in Florida enemy occupied and strongly defended -
HUBERT FRIZZELL. ARM3c:
grand cooperation of everyone dur- example for other squad- Under the Naval Air Operational J position. During two
"An aircraft carrier. Why? I Just !
ing those months. I just know that rons and departments of this Sta- Training Command and on Satur- : tours of duty his courageous
like! to be around planes. It's the
the same routine will follow and tion. It has been made possible day will tour the variou activities I conduct contributed materially
that each one will be just as swellto type of work I like. only with the support and coopera- i\ \on this Station accompanied by to the damage Inflicted upon thf'I
RICHARD E. FAVER, Sic: "A
our ever lovable Marty Mont- carrier. For flight action. That'swhat tion of many hands and to each Lt. (jg) Gladys Price enemy by his squadron and was

alto, who will be carrying on for I trained for and what I of you who has contributed to its I Daughter of Irene Rich, the In keeping with the highest tradltlons -
all of us at the desk. I still feel like." achievement my congratulations," I i screen and radio star, Lieut. Rich of the United States Na-
that the fin t wealth in the concluded Capt. CJavin. I was born In Spokane Washington. val Service' ."
C. L. LOGUE Sic: "An air
world is a'clrcle of golden friendship carrier. There's: more action and In addressing the members of I i i In August of 1942 she joined the Born at Port AlIe any. Pa., Aug.

and I have an idea that I more men. I like to fly and the the Transportation Unit, Capt. Gavin Women's Reserve of the Navy and 22, 1914 he attended high schoolin

am a very wealthy woman, in carrier is the place." said that, "this pennant is deserved became regimental commander of that city and later went to the

that lespect. I am very proud of JAMES McKEOWN Sk2c: "I'll by any group attaining a midshipmen at the training station University of Pennsylvania, Lt.

my treasure chest of wonderful take a light or heavy cruiser. They minimum goal of 90 per cent of for Women Reservists at North- I Bard enlisted In the Navy during
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friends. have better living conditions for all naval personnel participatingin ampton Mass. May of 1941, and received prelim I
----..-j-- I'one thing. They're not as hard rid- the allotment program. Your In 1943 she became head of V- inary training at Pensacola antI

PERSONNEL RELATIONSBy ing as smaller ships. The reason present achievement is 99 per Mall for Naval Postal Communi- Miami, Fla.

Mrs. Walter Lynch : I prefer cruisers to battleships is cent. I cations at the Navy Department, He fs married to the former
For days excitement has reigned because there isn't' as much dis- Lt. (jg William! H. T. Chatham and representative of WAVES, Miss Jimmy Maloney of Ft. Lauderdale .

supreme making plans for the cipline on them." received the pennant as the representative available for speaking engagements Fla, and they are the par

PRD-LB dinner party which was HERBERT JARVIS AMM3c: of the Transportationdepartment. ents of an infant daughter Susan

well attended at the Windsor Ho- "A flat top. I like aviation." I It was In June of this year that Laird Bard. jjtof
tel Cadet Club on Saturday night. -'-i I-
she was appointed and stationedin
MILTON HENNESSY S2c: "A It was in December of 1942 P.
Now we have nothing left except light cruiser. They're fast. They Women Marines' Leader i Washington as special assistant Lt. Bard went into action in the
conversation but there seems to be
i did a good job at Guadalcanal. I to Captain McAfee. Pacific, and he returned to this t
of that around. Af-
ter plenty a most enjoyable going dinner which really have no particular reason: I I Promoted To Lt. Col. Her duties consist primarily in country during August: of this
just like 'em. I have a couple peaking to groups: within and year.
consisted of and all the
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trimmings dancing was enjoyed buddies on light cruisers and they Ruth Cheney Streeter. Dirt'ctorI without the service on subjects -- j
all it's wood duty. relating: to the Women's Reserve.
say of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve -
'til a late hour with music furnished -
by "Fatsy's Cats." A vote ROBERT PATIERNO AOM3c: has been promoted to the Her visits to the Naval Districtsare Do That Christmas 4

of thanks has been given Chair "Seeing that I'm in aviation I'd rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In a scheduled in cooperation with

Than Henry Masterson and members just as soon be on a carrier If brief ceremony this morning Lieu- the Office of Public Relations, Mailing Right NowThe

of his committee, Frances I wasn't in aviation. I'd take a tenant Colonel Streeter's new Procurement or Recruiting and the
Wilson Betty McDowell, Lucie destroyer any day. There Isn't sucha commission was presented by Brig- Recreation Welfare.sections of the following is quoted from a

:Martin and Lanier Lynch for a big complement of men on destroyers adier General L. W. T. Waller Bureau of Naval Personnel. letter of ComSIXTH :

most wonderful evening. May and you get to know almost Director of Personnel. U. S. Jr"1 ---I': ..... 1. "The Post Office Departmenthas
there be many more PRD LB par- everybody." rine Corps.A advised! that the large volumeof

ties. --':!.- resident of Morristown New Brig. Gen Larsen Is Christmas Greeting cards mailed
---- Jersey before assuming her present -I by personnel of the Army and

Army-Navy Teamwork duties Lieutenant Colon?! Upped To Maj. General Navy last year during the holiday
582,861 Negroes ServeIn Streeter was formerly a member season placed a great burden upon

Uncle Sam's Secretary of the Navy Frank of the New Jersey State Defense Brig General Henry L. Larsen the mail service."

Army Knox has designated Mrs. James Council New Jersey State Relief USMC, Commanding General of 2, 'To facilitate the distributionof

WASHINGTON, D. C.-There H. Doolittle. wife of Major General Council New Jersey Board of Camp JeJeune New River, N. C., such matter, it is requested that

were 582.861 negroea serving in James H. Doolittle, U. S. Army, as Children's Guardians, New Jersey has been promoted to Major Gen- the necessity for early mailing of

the United States Army at home sponsor for the new aircraft carrier Committee on Inter-state Cooperation eral.A. Christmas Greeting Cards

t and abroad as of 31 August, 1943, USS Shangri-La, it has! been and other civic, health and veteran of 30 years' servicein cels be given practicable and.r-)

(' the War Department announced.Of announced bv the Navy Depart welfare groups. She is the wife of the Marines, the 52-year-old --"=?- I f
the total 4.386 are officers. It I ment. The USS Shangri-La is under Thomas W. Streeter. and the mother General has been on duty at Le- .
was announced that 153.90O ale I construction nt the U. S. Navy of four children Hej* thj{ 0lWIare Jeune -, He is a native tteneeroher fVn l Harbor .,1ft) :
don't trltot to buy Honda on !>-> "inter -
overseas Yard. Portsmouth Va. now !In thejtamitd for ::;"
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December 2, 1943 JAX AIR NEWS Page Three



Medals Bestowed On Five Vets Olivia DeHavilland Appointed Aide I,


And Alice Faye Top


: At N. A. S. Green Cove Springs Weekly Movie Card ,


o, Another series of topnotch new F

Four Navy and Marine Corps combat pilots and an aviation shows are in store for movie fans I. ._-<_ ,.,
chief machinist's mate, now stationed at the Naval Auxiliary at the Mainside Auditorium this -

Air Station, Green Cove Springs, today held medals. awarded coming week. _

them jointly by Captain Arthur Gavin, Commandant of the The inauguration of the new pro- _

if' Jacksonville: Naval Air Station, and Comdr. William II. Ash- QUESTIONS first gram run for films presenting on the pre-run screen here and

if' ford Commanding Officer of the /
has resulted in such increase in
fir'; Green Cove Springs Auxiliary. 1. Many writers use nom de an
\ I Gets Air Medal attendance that the practice of
and famous Ra
The Silver Star was awarded to plumes many people
bringing guests has been prohibited. -
.ij. USMCR of have changed their names. Samuel
Capt. Jack R. Moore, The Station
theatres avail-
Clemens was an author, ArlingtonDrugh are
'
Sacramento Cal., and Air Medals
able for officers
men and their
is actor and Vis-
I to Lieut. Robert O'Neill, USN, an Joseph
> ,r1 immediate families only.
Wakefield Mich. S. sarionovich Djugashvilli is a world
t: Capt. Henry
*; Sabatier, USMCR, Eunice, La., and figure, but by what names are they The theatre schedule for the

h' ',' Ens James E. Foy, USNR Atlanta known to the public? Get two out Mainside follows: b.

: Ga. Arthur T. McArdle of three. ,. Tomorrow "Henry Aldrich

t': : ACMM, Brooklyn, N, Y., received 2. Herbert Hoover is the only Haunts a House," Henry Aldrich, I

;.",. the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, r1tR. living ex-president of the United Sunday "Gang's All Here" !.
' p States. Who is the only living ex-'
,3 According to the official citation Alice Faye.
read by Captain Gavin at king of England? "
the presentation ceremonies, 3. The number of feet in a nautical -I Olivia Monday DeHavilland.- "Government Girl,

e, Captain Moore was awarded the I mile is: (a)6080.2) ; (b)5280) ; I
Silver Star for "conspicuous gal- (T05820.6) ; or (d)5000) ? I Tuesday-"Happy Land," Don
4. Don Miller, Elmer Layden Ameche.
aerial
In
. lantry and Intrepedity Harry Stuhldreher and..were I of Dracula The new aide to Captain J. B.
flight against the enemy while J p' Wednesday-"Son ,
called the "Four Horsemen" when Lynch, commanding officer at
with Marine observation Lon Chaney, Jr.Fridlly"Mine.
. leer\ing a I
R. W.
Lieut
NATTC is Simpson,
they played on the famous Notre "
Guadalcanal.
, squadron at I Sweeper Rich-
Jr. A native of Tulsa, Okla. Lieut.
Dame football team. Can you fill in ,
', The citation further stated that ard Arlen.
I t,. : 'during a mission of escort for an the blank with the name of the Simpson the Aviation was engine Machinist's phase officerat Mate

.f: .. Japanese aerial striking naval vessels force attacking Captain missing 5. If we man had? to write our datesin I I N. A. O. T. C. School before being appointed aide
to Capt. Lynch.
Roman numerals, 1943 would be
14
i.I'1+ Moore led his flight against
_.
MCMXLIII. True or false? ---- -
!', enemy fighters attempting to intercept Roundup
:J".:. our bombers. The result of i ii ir 6. The caliber of the largest U.
:v. the ensuing engagement was that S. naval gun is 16 inches. True or A Column Of News

L 12 enemy aircraft were destroyed, false?
r, Captain Moore personally account- i 7. You know well that the 1S9c And Comment From

t?.. ,Ing for two, after which he was i Lt. (jg) Nathan Reed Bard, at stamp is brownish in color, but do
1r'1; : shot down and accounted as miss one time a dive-bomber pilot in the 'II you know whose picture is on it? Other Stations i: AI St Vincent Hospital Jack-

, ; ..' ing in action for 14 days." I Solomons Islands Area, who was 8. In what job did Chester ,..,nb illfF2. -

Lieutenant O'Neill received his 'presented the Air-Medal Saturday Bowles replace Prentiss Brown, Gunners Win Obstacle Race .' andJr,. Ua> If. C1"gg:, *

;;,.' air medal for action at Kiska in 'by Captain Arthur Gavin commandant Edward Stettinus replace Sumner NAGS HOLLYWOOD, Fla.-I daughtei lthtna l Marie born Friday, ,
I of the Station for Wells, R. E. Laylock replace Lord oU.! .
I ;. August. 1942, when he, as pilot of gallantry The NAGS bested Ft. Lauderdalein t"'SPAr and Mix William, Boreher
displayed against the enemy Louis :Montbatten, and John H. D. born Friday .
Sandra Kay -
'r. an SOC observation plane, completed I an obstacle course feud. Run- a daughtet
in the South Pacific. Lt. Bard a Cunningham replace Andrew Nov, Jt.!
his scouting mission suc- in eight negotiated .
ning relays
'S gunners Por.. ... William Joseph
native of Port Allegany, Pa., received Brown Cunningham? Get two out AMM3c: and
cessfully though attacked by six the course in a total time Power, a daughter born Friday,
;;', Japanese Zero fighters and ground his preliminary flight trt'.n-: of four. of 26:45: compared to 31:58 for Nov. lit.AMM2e! .
'F"1'; anti-aircraft installations. ing at Pensacola and Miami, Flor- 9. Give the order of precedencefor Ft. Lauderdale. This School claims : and Mrs Fabe Cordon, a
the medals daughter, Dorothy Ann. born Saturday -
ida. following
' : : Captain Sabatier, a veteran of : Legionof the roughest and toughest obstacle Nov. 2l.
Merit. Service
wa:: the Solomon Islands campaign, was Distinguished on the East Coast. I AMMSc and \11'8. Victor McDuffln.
awarded the Air Medal for two actions Medal Navy Cross :Medal of Wives of enlisted men are or- a daughter 21.Annlta Jane born Hun-
Honor. day Nov
s'. occurring during January of ganizing a social club with head- l.t. and Mrs. William Stukey ..ra.mlellon.
10. Is made
this year. The first action took cement from con- quarters at the Service Men's club a"<>,,. William Stukejr. Jr.,
The Ladder
crete?
Up born Sunday Nov. 21.
place when the Marine first Lieu- in Hollywood.
I.t. (Js) and Mrs. Ro1 ln"on P.n.irker .
ANSWERS ARE _
ten&nt, as a member of a flight of ( PRESENTEDON -- a son Christopher Ha ktns,
JNrr three fighters, contacted 25 Zeros Advancements In RatingsAt PAGE 8) New Chaplain born Sunday Nov.. 21AM.MSo .
: I and Mr. !-:art Cecil Bishop .
to his citation BEACH Fla
attacked. DAYTONA
and According NAS, ,
a son Cecil Jerome, born Monday -
r. he severely damaged one NAS JacksonvilleThe Gated: Rufus H. Batey. Jr.. to SK2o.: Lt. (jg) William Lawrence chap- Nov 22.
.
.-): ; of the Jap planes and contributed Samuel I E. Gerken, to MM2c; Albert R.: lain here for the past seven l.t. (JK) and Mrs Martin R1d1PyHamilton
!pf. to the complete failure of the en- Miller to EM3c; Vern A, Da\Idson, months has been detached and a ern. Martin Ridley 11,
: ti following' Is a list of -advancements to AMM2c: Walter S. Shields. Jr.. born '()ml.lY. Nov 2J.AO.MLV : <
"emey's mission. In rating effective Nov. 1-: AMM3o; Walter M. Stewart, to Prti3c.: succeeded by Lt. Karl E. Zetter- : and Mm.. Jlobert MartinMaher
L' '' His second achievement occur- To AOM3c-Nicola Ba\ara. CharlesF. John T. Barker SK3c: Aubrev L.. holm. Chaplain Zetterholm was a son llobert Martin, Jr.,
,, ,.- red when Capt. Sabatier as a section Bowman Jr., Earl E. Carver. TerrellN Brown SK.Tc: ; Charles B. Clark. SK3c; pastor of the Bethany Lutheran born Monday. Nov. 2!.
;
Deen, James L. Nicholas J. Cgtnstr, Mr Frank J'mll Hinder
.., Gar\ey Francis J. Dutton SK3c Ira I. Volfer
; .ni.
leader in of 13 at Erie Pa. before enter- "k r
a flight fighters Hunter Ray Jones Lewis F. Purvis SK3c. Church n son Emil, .Jr., born
downed an enemy plane makIng Alfred A. Rajca. Robert T. Roche + ing the Navy. Monday. May 2%.
f an attack on a Navy torpedo Richard L. Stacy Francis J. Strycharz si Sailors from this Station were MOM.MUand Mrs. r.onry Woods. ,
Domenlc Tomasso Jack J. Vann. twins, born Monday Nov 22.AM2c
. bomber. To PRlc-Garland L. Black. Dwight Church Serlce5Church the guests of the WAGS at a spe- : and 1\1 rH. llkhard Alvin
: Ensign Foy, the third pilot to re- W. B1akesl Clyde K. Smith. of Jesus Christ of Latter cial Thanksgiving Dance, at the Hoover a son Richard Alvin, Jr.,
ceive the Air Medal, is credited To PR2c-Clyde V. Slddens. I WAC Cantonment Service Club. born Monday. Nov. :2!:.
Saints Jacksonville
branch
To ARTlc-Saverlo J. Cuomo. Thom- Day SpT)2r and Mrs Huslell! Mrrn.
f\ with definitely destroying a Jap Dtgnan.. Charles a: Al holds services each Sunday at the An all-WAC orchestra furnishedthe a daughter Anna Jane, born Mon-
dive bomber and a Zero during an t.rt'T: } tier. Weston L S:'deOn'n corner of Park and music. day. Nov. :2!,
Copeland
., 18 day period in July of this year. ert M. Strand.To The Station has no "SantaClaus" S2o: and Mr. Charles Edward'
Streets at the hours
following ,
ARM2c-George T. Ault Jr.. according leik.ithorn. a daughter CJIIriJj,
r. Ensign Foy attached to an air- James J. Coyle.To to an announcement by worries this year. "Pop"Williams l'harleen born Monday Nov. 2!.
;. craft group operating in the Solo- Prtr2c-Dale W. Loffland, Ben E. R. Ritchie. ACMM : Sunday BugMstrlc, was a professional Sttt. and Mrs James Philip Mlt-
H. Mlms. shell a son, born Monday, Nov. :Z.
mons, also "participated in nu- St. Nick for 19
years
( School 10 service
n f. To Prtr3c-Jeff D. Geiger a. m.; evening
, ... merous routine patrols, escort To Y2c-Norma Pendleton. Do.ls B.Raines. 6:30: p. m.; MIA service is held at before joining the Navy.
missions and fighter interceptions Edith J'n; S Meet:( Edna M. Ul- 7:30: p. m.: each Tuesday Ritchie Station basketball league" Seven
," according to his citation, rich Vernlta teams are competing for the title.
,. To CYI4A-Kenneth A. Kennedy, said. !Slap' a Jap and buy War Bonds'
concentrations of
"meeting heavy James D. Gaudlll.. :
enemy anti-aircraft fire on several To Bsmstrlc-Albert P. Chalifoux: I
' t occasions." "To Cklc-Otis Evans Philip Moffett, Navy And Marine Corps Heroes Are Honored
Thoophlls Shephard.
and Marine
1 The Navy Corps To Mua2c-John L. Reynolds.To .
Medal was awarded to Chief Mc- Spim)3c-Reese( W. Lesslle. -----.t-
,.. Ardle for heroic conduct as a mem- To CBMAA( )-Sam F. Dyar. F"t : .
To Stic-Curtis Sams. ; ,.,
ber ,of a crash party at the Green To S2c-George W. Mann, Herman :
x <
I ,
I
Naval Air
Cove Springs Auxiliary L. Truelove.To .
Station, July 31, 1943. His cita- PhoM3c ;Joseph A. LaRocc<( I
I To SC2c-HuRh E. Bay
tion states:
The below named men were advanced
"When a plane- crashed after or changed In rating as Indt-
take-off and burst Immediatelyinto

flames on the outer fringe of .. dJr YA
Movies This Week
the airfield, McArdle, discovering
an unexploded bomb in a pool of
I Dec 3-A laugh/ touchdown!
blazing oil, unhesitatingly removed "HENRY ALDRICII HAUNTS .

the 100-pound missile and A HOUSE," with Jimmy Lydonas tr.
smothered it in a puddle of water ( Henry), Charles Smith and r....
and wet sand He undoubtedly Extra"Mermaidson
Joan :Mortimer
prevented serious injury and pos- '' and t tI
Parade.. "Yours Truly,
sible loss of life among several of "Screen Magazine No. 11." I tr

his shipmates" who comprised the De<*. 5 Songs and stars r "

e crash party._ romance and fun amidst technicolor k kI
-- splendor.

/ CommendedBy TIIK G.NG'SLL IIEKE. I
Capt. Berry with Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda,

Navy Secretary KnoxA Phil Baker, and the King of f rh

Swing Benny Goodman and his '""r+
letter of commendation has orchestra.
been awarded by Secretary of the Dec 6--Behind the scenes in

\ Navy Frank Knox to Captain Rob- wartime Washington. It's grand

ert W. Berry, USN, former Deputy fun!
Director of Public Relations. "GOVERNMENT: GIRL with

"I want to take this opportunityto Olivia De Havllland. Sonny Tufts

commend you for the extremely Ann Shirley, James Dunn. ExtraA 04 ,a
efficient manner in which you have Walt Disney cartoon, "Home

executed your duties as Deputy Di- Defense."
rector of Public Relations of the Dec 7.-The story of American

Navy Department," the letter life."HAPPY
reads. LIFE," with Don

"You exercised fine discrimination Ameche and Frances Dec. Also t

and struck a fine balance Harry Carey, Ann Rutherford. ,
between factors of security and of Extra-"Champions Carry On." .,": _4.:. .- :"'" ,
public interest, and won the con- Dec 8.-Chills and Suspense.. Five Navy and Marine Corps heroes display their newly won medals as they stand before a Wildcat
fidence and esteem of your fellow "SONS OF DRACULA with fighter immediately following presentation ceremonies at the Green Cove Springs Naval Auxiliary Air

officers and Of the newspapermenwhom Robert Paige, Evelyn Ankers, Station. Left to right the honored men are Capt. II. S. Sabatier, Capt. J. R. Moore Lieut. Robert O'Neill,
you served." Frank Cronen and Lon Chaney and Ens. J. E. Foy, all Wildcat combat pilots and Chief A. T. McArdle. The inset shows Comdr. William

J'fttV **- Jr. Extra-Hit Tune Serenade II. Ashford commanding officer of the Green Cove Springs Auxiliary, congratulating Lieut. O'Neill upon

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are distributed free ol charge to enlisted and other Navalpersonnel
1 at the Naval Air Station, the auxiliary air By Commander K. It. Marken, (ChC), USN
stations at Lee and Cecil fields and the Naval Air Cun-
ner's School. Distribution Is also made to the headQuarters -
ot the Naval Air Operational' Training Commandand History Of ChristmasDecember
and the Naval Air Technical Training: Center.
brings to the world the greatest Christian
Admiral Andrew C. McFall. USN
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training festival, known to us as Christmas. In every
Christian nation of the globe, people now are observing
Captain Commandant.Arthur Gavin. USN the sacred and Joyous holidays whl"h commemo-

Jacksonville Naval Air Station rate the birth of Jesus. In our own land this year
t\ as in past church observances and the singingof
years
Captain John J. Malley (MC), USN
Commanding OfficerU. carols will be held everywhere, while the Christ
S. Naval Hospital mas spirit will be observed among friends by the
exchange of Chhstmas greetings in the form of
Captain Joseph B. Lynch. A-VG), USNR i as
Officer gifts or messages.
Naval Air Technical Training Center Although Christmas to the most of us is associatedwith
the church and church people It is a well
Commander Edward E. Dolecek. USN
Commanding Officer known fact that the celebration of Christmas goes
Naval Air Gunner's School far back of the Christian era. To the best of our
knowledge it commenced in ancient times, before the
LJeut Col. Chester L. Gawne. USMC (Ret),
Commanding Officer dawn of recorded history, when a festival was held
Marine Barracks in the observance of the winter solstice which occurs
about December the 22nd. It is on this occasion that .}.
Lieut Col. William T. Evans. USMC (Ret).
Commanding Officer the solar day has reached its shortest point of du 'a-
o Marine Aviation Detachment 1 tion and the day begins to slowly lengthen again.In .

Commander William H. Ashfofd. Jr.. USN, u iiTORE these ancient times people were profoundly interested -
Commanding Officer 0vl3l"Y in the sun and its movements and the
'
Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Green Cove Spilngs celebration of the winter solstice was held among

Commander William O. Burch. USN the Egyptians, the Greeks the Romans, the Celtic
Commanding Officer and the Teutonicnations.Later .
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil Field in Rome the December celebration was

held in honor of the Roman god Saturn and the
The JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service! I occasion was called the Saturnalia. Here schools

without material. permission Republication of CMS of credited War Department.matter prohibited 205 K: were dismissed, workmen went on leave, courts

42na St.. N. Y. C. were closed, masters and slaves exchanged greet-
ings and a spirit of concord and harmony prevailed

When Will It End? I r l roe throughout The old Teutons the season., and Saxons celebrated pagan

festivals and one of the most aggressive of the
One of the most frequent topics of discussion ------- -- tribes called the celebration "Jul" which later came

on this station as well as in other parts to be known as, the "Yule". Great fires were

of the United States nowadays seems to be, Can You Identify Enemy Ships? kindled in honor of the god Thor whence came the
modern custom still prevalent in England, of light
"When the to end?
is
war going Recentlyconversations From The Flying Jayhawk trol island is close abaft the stack. ing the Yule Log at Christmas time.

along this channel have become Olathe, Kansas! The Nurnberg, on the other hand, II Ancient Germany called the annual celebrationthe

increasingly popular.It Recognition is extremely easy I has its island shoved well aft to festival of the Twelve Nights. It, too, took
allow space for the catapult whichis place late in December. The period was observedby
when unusual
there's
is only natural that when the news from something I
located abaft the stack. Both general visiting and feasts throughout the nation
about of surface vessel'sthree
the fighting fronts is good and peace rumors primary one identifying a features ships carry 2 seaplane scouts. 'I and was regarded as a very holy festival.

continue: to come out of neutral capitals that : -masts, stacks turrets. The Leipzig and Nurnberg both From all of these ancient festivals came the Chris-

more optimistic conclusions will be reached.It I Such is the case of the German boast main batteries of nine 5.9- tian observance of Christmas. Historians tell us
inch rifles but the Nurnberg hasa that the ancients have wisely preserved the bestin
is a tendency against which we must al- light cruiser Leipzig which has
of eight 3.5- all these old feasts and incorporated them in ,
three triple turrets ranged hind- secondary battery
ways be on guard if optimism would tend us I foremost-one forward and two inchers, while the Leipzig shows various lands Into the New Order.

to relax and thus seriously impair the total aft. She and a couple of her first I only six of these. Both have 12 There has always been some difference in the"-

war effort.It cousins are the only large warcraftof torpedo tubes and their designed customs surrounding, the celebration in different'countries
is 32 knots. The which is more or leas followed today. In
such speed Leipzig
a major having a
power
is, of course, possible that Germany is turnabout turret pattern.The was completed In 1931, the Nurn England the Christmas festival lasts for about two

on the verge of collapse, and it may even be Leipzig and one of those berg four years later. weeks. Sacred music, games, dramatic performances

true that certain influential Germans are cousins, the Nurnberg, are some While both ships displace 6,000 and pageants uith the great Yule log in the castles,

seeking a way to make peace with the United times treated as making up a sin. tons, standard, the Leipzig has a are observed. In Italy we find that Christmas' I amore
Nations. But to believe that implicitly is gle class. Because of differences : heavy four-inch armor belt, the of a church function than in than)/ other
countries. Religions features are also prominent' in
in size fire power and slight variations i Nurnberg being fitted with only
dangerous and could lead to utter disaster in recognition features, how- one and three-quarter Inch protec- France uith a custom of the exchange of presents

and a prolonging of the war. ever, let us discuss them separate- I tion. The Leipzig is 581 feet long similar to that of our otrti country. .
I Germany and Scandinavia are said to observe
all, the Nurnberg 603.
There is other for of over
no course us
any ly.The
tubular Christmas in a more generally elaborate manner
skinny finger of a An interesting feature of the
but to prepare ourselves mentally and ma- pole foremost stepped on its massive Leipzig is the way she is powered.She than most other countries. The tree and the house

terialistically for a long, hard war. For even base practically screams out is fitted with geared turbines are decorated the day before Christmas. The tree

if Germany should surrender tomorrow, the nationality of the ships. generating 60,000 horsepower, and placed in the best room is presented to the childrenon
The single stack on each is also with Diesels developing 12,000 Christmas eve followed by the exchange of gifts.In .
there is still to be in the
a big job doi\e I
Austria, candles are placed in the window of
huge a German habit. Standing The Diesels, which drive the center
Pacific. The task there is stupendous, even about 40 feet above the main deck, I screw, may be used alone for every home to light j the path of the Christ Child.In .

Ich outstanding naval strategists as this massive funnel is 25: feet wideon cruising. The turbines, driving the most all Christian lands it is interesting to note !

Admiral Nimitz and Admiral llalsey in com- the beam at the top, flaring out wing screws, are cut in for full how climatic differences and traditional history
form a distinct background in the celebration of
forward and aft in a large triangle speed.
mand. It is well to constantly keep this fact this
Holy event.
55 feet wide at its base. (Text on this page courtesy of
in mind. Continued fltfl
The catapult of the Leipzig is Ship and Aircraft Identification. .R page

We can: be of greater service to our country located between the tubular pole Ground School, Aviation Training

by always staying on the job and puttingout and the stack and the after-con- Department.) From Other Papers 1- \

a little more than before, regardless of
boy who put together the first
what our personal opinion about the lengthof Who Is Uncle Sam ? reaper the visionary who drovea Obituary -_

this war may be. For however meager pair of rails through Indiana
task seem it is playing a vital partin Chaplain T.' B. ThompsonIn into California." Bainbridge is dead.
'
may ,
your "Ahoy, Charleston
The small brown and white mutt, who-with singular .
the successful prosecution of this war. I know many of you have been aplomb-made himself the unofficial mascotof

And if :you fall down on your job, the war thinking very seriously these past Divine ServicesProtrxtnnt I the naval aviation cadet regiment, passed away
win not only be more costly but last much early Monday evening from injuries sustained in an
few weeks about very Important
unfortunate accident involving a swiftly moving vehicle -
]longer than of -------- --- --
many us expect. events in our nation's history. And I ('Ion,.." Mnntln Itonil and Bainbridge will be mourned- but mourned ,';
-I- 4 there are more special days com Illrinlnuhniii Aimur.d as a soldier is mourned. For Bainbridge was a dog:
ing. A subject which has filled -:10-Holy (Communion born to chase automobiles. It was his only love.
Better Prices HS',0: -Recruit l\lne aervlee.C' His very life. That and nipping at tho, oles of 1
columns in the with !':10 rialnlnRT feiiter Divine serv-
many press -
Uo marching cadets So, in the performance of his
It may not have been noticeable to some comment and which is so dear to (O IO)-Sunday School (email chapel duty-he died. No good soldier deserves a more .
all hearts is "The American I), fitting epitaph.-THE WIND TUNNEL, Williams-
people, but prices at the Ship's Service merchandise to Divine '
Dream. But to have something 1100\ )-HeneiAl service. town, Mass.
section have dropped considerablythe visualize as such means an earlier \1845-Verper er\lce. __ .
rutliollf 41ini>eli :'Mimiln Stead mid
last few months. and more important characterization 111 rm ingti HIII .ttrniir.OB.10 Should Be Better '
has existed. And we might
The newest innovation is the :! -Mats.07PO \ .
"Speciality call this "Uncle Sam. Recentlyone Let's all
-:Mam.OS'IO pull together and not be content with be-
Department" where merchandise such as Northrop Clarey, Jr., has published : -:M.ins.", ing "pretty good." Our enemy is better than that

wallets, cuff links, money belts, and other in Liberty Magazine and 09:10Muss.1100Mass.! :! : and we've got to be better than he is. A "smait"

odds and ends can be bought at very low Ethyl News some unusual utter- thrUtlan rlrne !rrtlret 1 MuMlnH I crew is an efficient one and that's the kind It'll
ances on the general subject, "Just ..ftil niiil Illrail nahasn..Aeosic. take to win the war.-GOSPORT, Pensacola. ;
prices. Who Is Uncle Sam?" It is very 1100-!Small" chapel.JrMlkh .

The stock of larger and more expensive fitting we here give appreciationfor Srrtlcri Mintln toad and Faith
that article' for It voices so HlrinliiKhHiiitrnue foiiinll rhapel -
goods has also been expanded. You can find ) *
completely the way the personnel Faith is
not blind
a acceptance of absurdities. It
of what want and for less. This 1700 Sabbath device ( ).
more Fild.iy
:you of the services think about it. To is not
2000-Sabtiath service. ( Ki'idaj ). a stupid bending cf the head to things orie
makes it possible for a man in the service to quote a few passages, "Uncle Samis O-Un'ottc"I r. aturdaj). would like to think true. Faith is believing some-
purchase gifts for his family and odds and a lot of people, living and dead- Field.I'OO-lJe\'otlo"l ( s n n d .1 y ) Cecil thing because you trust the person who has said It.
and something' that lives in them. Divine Faith is rooted in God-it means believing
ends for himself without paying too much, of -':
He is a bandy legged youth named
something because God has made it known because
the "inflation" cost which has been addedto Ben Franklin, who walked into God has guaranteed it.THE SKY-WRITER, .Pasco -
merchandise purchased in civilian stores Philadelphia with the dogs yapping 44 Florida Auto Tags Wash.

everywhere.This after him. He is the homely unhappy Will Cost You $15.25 -
boy from the woods of Illinois -
is the way it should be, and the man who wrote the Gettysburg Ad- :Florida automobile tags for 1944 Sisters ReunitedWhen

or men responsible for this price reduction dress. The puny lad from New will be new and full sized! It was the last class! of marine women aerographer

-, deserve every praise and commendation. To York, who grew up to be the Colonel announced. trainees arrived here last week Evelyn Albert Immediately ..I
them should go the gratitude of all Naval of the Rough Riders. He is Tags for ordinary cars weighing looked up her sister, Muriel Albert, a parachute .
the dreamer who first made a boat between 2,500 and 3,500 pounds rigger trainee here.-THE AIRSHIP, La'!'
personnel on the station. propel itself! by steam, the farmer cost $15.25 in the State of Florida.! hurst, N. J.1I' '


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2, 1943 JAX AIR NEWS Page Fivo ',',


Chaplain's Corner Quartette Of Shapely "Glamazons" Breezes ,\

Coatiaitcd Frm Palle F..r }

But what o/ our own customs ;;' -- :.r-: ':""-"- "'-' ". 1P,.....,. 'V "', '. Salty Humor
We are prima !Fly 'interested in the ('.', \).( > .' From
institutions of the United States, l: ...",.. Here And 'J
('d here it to of special interest : ; : :- .' I' .
observe how tradition crept into I" 'If lie Could Read
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he celebration of Christmas : i :, .>.-: .,-1:", i A tough Army sergeant spotted
among the early settlers of Amer 'j I i a yardbird leaning against the ;
ica. In Colonial days the observ- : ; t; ,;< f1 guardhouse puffing a cigarette. "'I'
ance of Christmas in this countrywas : { "Can't you read that sign in

truly mixed affair. In New ., ( front of you? That says 'No
; ." "'iJ if
England the stern colonists" were '.l"": smoking' he roared.
Puritans and they held no time or The rookie looked at him sadly.
i place for feasting or merry-making ff 4 I "Sergeant," he replied, "if I could .
on Christmas. It is said that the :' read that sign, I'd be in the Navynow.
,
,Christmas ."
first Day in Plymouth ,
traa devoted to building house ;'" Just
a ; ;. -:: Waiting
for the new settlers and it is recorded A" '"I'" .:'., AAlMSc-"Remember when Dorothy ..
that "no man rested all t Lamour came out on the

!/." Thus, some of our ancestorshad ,, screen in her sarong-how ,quiet if.
ideas far different fro". those lJ" wasf"
practiced by their modern sons and Ir. AM2c-"Yeh. You could hear the
daughters today. Things were quite sailors waiting for a pin to drop."

different, however, in th.eJO'IO -'-i!
and west In Maryland and Virginia Tone Deaf --

Christmas was celebrated "!low come didn't turn out?
much as it was in England Here jJNA :: L Didn't you hear you the bugler blow
we find not Puritans, but generally N reveille?"
Roman Catholics or those affiliatd "Honest
Sarge, I'm afraid I'm
with the Church of England., In
going to be
a flop as a soldier. I
oath Carolina. and Louisiana, the don't know one tune from an-
'hi'is t mas celebration paralleled other."
that of France principally of a
religious nature with a spirit of --w!
u kindness, .nood-will; and giving A Motion
/ Amusements and festivals were "Well, I guess I might as well
held on New Year's Eve I i put the motion before the house,"

The colony of New Yor); was, /jfr thought the chorus girl as she
danced out on the stage.
t of course, New Netherlands
, first, and the Dutch settlers there -

Ir regarded Christmas as the biggest r.. Faces
holiday of the year. To them, Lady: "Why are you making
f' as to their fathers and mothers faces at that bulldog?"
back in Holland, Christmas was A new kind of musical, "Thousands Cheer," is now In production at the M-G-M lot in Hollywood. Johnny (wailing) : "He started
both a religious and a merrymaking These gals, all of them six feet or better, are featured in it. If you really want to know what they look it/"
festival. On December 16. like, turn the picture upside down. They are Bunny Waters, Helen O'Hara, Barbara Mace and Dorothy '-i!
1654, the town fathers who were I Ford. Poem """""

evidently getting ready for a big Beneath this stone lies Murphy
Christmas all over Manhattan, Issued argument was waxing and. all They burled him today ;
the following notice: "There 'I. } the shipmates gathered to watch lie lived' the life of
Hlley
! shall be no more ordinary meetings s e. -. two brothers arguing for eachother's While Riley was away ,
I of this board between this rJO ( right. --ii !
date and three weeks after Christ- "'.1'" For ""
What!
mas". It will be noted that ample Finally, after much argument, a The
"T"
t time was allotted for "recovery", (5 mongLpSteve ) settlement was reached. Ernest for on chevrons! doesn'tstand '
technique--nor for timid.
more than is required even now by agreed to have Lloyd's shoe resoled -
an ultra-modern resident of that if Lloyd would return his -i
gay metropolis. These stolid solid shoe. So peace was restored again Hawaii Note
New Amsterdammers were real between the two Sawyer 'brothers When a Honolulu belle says she'
celebrators. More than a single; ):'ot:"" {'.- ,"- j'c. ifi at VPB No. 1. will go M5Qe/ means she'll furnish
day was required. Old and youngenjoyed : "'I = .... '- ; the appetite iyou'll furnish
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all sorts of sports many -'. .. .--, A WAVE uho doesn't want us the food.
family gatherings and great feasts. to use her name lost her wallet --"--
Presents were exchanged on Jan- By Kalagian, Y2c I Sunday night at the Station Theatre Beats Dancing
uary 1 or Saint Nicholas Day. So In it were not only her liberty I Sailor: "I suppose you dance?."
it was the Dutch that Introduced Frank Marsteller. Splc, organist Okulski Welfare] Officer, seaman and 1. D. cards but $12.85 as well. Babe: "Oh yes, I love to."
Saint Nicholas, or Santa Claus to at the station chapel, had the third class" Maybe he was thinkIng When she couldn't find it Monday Sailor: "Great, that's better'n
the United Mates New Amster- duty the other night. During the of the Nebraskan Navy. morning, she assumed that she had dancing."

dam kiddies believed firmly in day while he was busy in one of left it in her locker in the bar- I --ii ..
Saint Nick, his sled and his reindeer the Chaplain's offices he decidedto Have you seen the picture of tacks. Too Cute -'
Instead of hanging their call another office to get some Joan Leslie in front of the Sta- Then she got a call. Her wallet First Doctor: "Why did

stockings by the chimney, they deposited information. tion Theatre yet? It was sent by had been turned' in at the Welfare that chorus girl put in you a pri-order
their spacious wooden He dialed 518 and waited. Sud- Miss Leslie for the men on this office, and would she please rate room''
shoes beside the fireplace and they denly the phone in the chapel of- station. We hope that sometimein come and get itf She rushed to Second Doc: "Oh, she was.too
were never disappointed. I fice statted rirjging.: Marsteller the near future she wiU'come the Welfare Office immediately, cute for wards.
Following the Declaration of Independence jammed down the receiver and and see us in person. now realizing that it had been --'- iioI-
and the forming of anew I, rushed to answer the phone. No lost. Checking through it she discovered Peace --
nation, the celebration of one answered. So a little bit annoyed MYSTERY OF THE WEEK- that everything was still Here lies
Christmas became a national custom -'I but not very angry yet, he I Who uo9 the artist who drew that in it. even the 1285. And the !name Here let him my sergeant lie
with the Christmas tree and i returned to his desk and dialed picture on Chief Messingils desk of the honest man who, returned. Now he's found peace
Santa Claus as distinct American'' 518 againJust I -- it 1 Let's take off our hats to him. And so have I.
institutions, xlay with the excep- j as it seemed he was goingto I The Sawyer brothers over at He is Seaman Hank Decries, ballad -'- iioI
tion of climatic conditions, Christmas get his party the chapel phone VPB No. 1 had a little shoe trouble I vocalist for Buddy Balbo and Watch ItSeductive -
is celebrated pretty much the started ringing again.: Again he ,I recently. It all started when Ernest his Jumping Jax. Hips

same; all over the Country.The hung tij and rushed to answer who wears a size 5, and Loosen Lips.
the other And again only This ends our tales for this week
Christmas tree the lighted phone. Lloyd, a size 6. got one of their Sink Ships. .
the wall of the dial tone greeted mates. But remember Tuesday is r
shoes switched around
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candle, the evergreen wreath the -- ...
him. Bv this time :M.wsteller' was The mistake was not discovered '- Dec. 7 That dastardly attack on -- -
mistletoe, the spirit of Santa Claus, '
N'ot"f'W::
losing Ills good: disposition. But however, tiritil two months American soil committed on
and our love for little children, when the same thing happened later. In the meantime Ernest, that date two years ago. Somedaywe'll A kiss that speaks' volume Is
have all been woven into a beautiful again he wan ready to let it ring who had been wearing the all have a chance to pay the seldom a first edition
- -- garment blended and of brightened Bt'thlehem's forever, no matter who It might shoes, every day, had worn a hole Japs back personally. But in the -':!.
the life and love '
by
all In his brother's shoe., When the meantime, how about buying an War Warned
the earth New should Born King.rejoice Surely in the be.Then it suddenly dawned-on him. dlst-oiery was made he Insistedon extra War Bond? SMOKINGLAMP'S AS: "When I was a child I was

Spirit of CHRISTMAS and let us By force of habit he had dialed I the return of his own shop. OUT. told that if I made ugly faces 1
518 instead of another number. But Lloyd rebelled since, the would stay that tt ay,''
there shortly be on I
hope peace j
may will toward I And 518 was none other than the shoe, (Brnest's) he'd been Worth Two, Cigars Chief!(: "Well, son you can't say
earth and good men. .
i iJUiiimbu
.. ... chapel phone he had been answering Ing only for dress was still Chief: "Boit, oh boy, am 1 hap that you werent uarned
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was our house yesterday UlJ'ht: Blow]
... The ihumba is where the front Al OI
of you goes: along nice and smooth introduction the other night at the rangement made so' that the What was it a boy or a !girl'' knock it into the water, asked the
like a Cadillac and the back of you Smoker. The master of ceremonies take would be more ar-I First Chief: "Neither. It was last nervous wife of the major at her
makes like a Jeep. (a civilian) called him, "Al between them. Before long a month laundry,"" I first ship launching.

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T 4 Take Lead In NAS Touchball' PlayoffsSeaman .



In BowlingThe Guard, one of the ]high ranking teams in the !

for the Commandant's Cup, me oved: a step closer to the Stat Imo.

first round of the Fall Bowl- touchball title last week with a 6 to 0 victory over Recruit
Center.
ing League ended with T 4 takinga
By Edmund Walsh Y2r
f ""' >C Eddie Lyons, who formerly did
_
commanding lead in the Friday
Y Is Commissioned his hurling for the Station and
I division by tripping Seaman
DOWN Miami way the football teams of Louisiana State up Seaman Guard baseball teams, was

and Texas A and M will clash on New Year's Day in foot- Guard in three games. the kingpin of the winnc attack
a i In the Tuesday night division, Midway in U." second half, he took
ball which we believe will be significant not muchas the ball
game so five teams go into the final round on a statue of liberty
a battle between two outstanding elevens as it will be a five Postoffice play and passed to Schoneman who

preview of the best college football available next year. separated by games. f ran the remaining 30 yards to
bowled a fine 2615 series and a score.
L. S. U. and the Texas team ------ ---- 909 single game in taking two ,*e. With six: victories against no defeats .

have had great teams In the Seaman Guard has .
remaining
but these all-cUilUn He's A Marine NOJVp.J' from Personnel to move withinone
past Orange games with Boathouse, VPB 2
Howl rivals have scarcely more game of second place. Instru (1) and the Hospital. Yesterday

than two good first teams to'pit ment Shop won two of its games the Guard had a game with the
against each other. Except for from Marine Disbursing to take Dispensary .

a few players on each squad, the over undisputed leadershipOVCS A and R stayed in the race by
boys are all freshmen. Next year \' In Comeback defeating 0 and G, 18 to 0. In
they will have readied Service VO-VCS started Its comebackwith this game Ed Weiner raced 100
age and new fro h will take their a 2458 series, 3rd high for r 1t

places. the season, in taking 3 games from a STANDINGSW.
For information about the Docks and Ferries. The Storekeepers -

teams, we talked with Lieut. scored a clean sweep over Ma- h Seaman Assembly Guard and Repair W.
Marty Karow, athletic officer of rine Guard. T 4 had second high Recruit Center 1. f

the NATTC, who was formerly +e'" single game for the season with Dispensary 21 i
backfield coach at Texas A and ts 899. Postoffice also shot an 895 VPB Hospital 2(2) 2 22 2

1'[., and Chief Specialist Charley following their 909 effort. Harold VM llaninr/ 2 2 "
Anastasio, of the Main Station Herrin again took over leadership \t VPB 2(1) 1 :I t

physical training department, in individual standings after a Ships Boathouse Stoie (0 1 3'3

who captained the 1910 L. S. U. slow 158 start. Ife bettered the Ordnance and Gunnery 0 5
team high single mark twice with 231
of this TexasA and 226 for 615, tops for the sea- yards to a touchdown, the longestrun I
"The average age
of the season. He intercepted
and M squad is Just 17 years \ :
son.sonny
old Lieut Karow began, "I saw Berke bowled a great 599 m- ..-m :"... an 0 and G pass on the voal line I
,
Tech 13 to 0 set. James Delsandro came through and went all the way down the I
win Texas
them over
with 571 Joseph Judd had 535 for : field. The other scoring came
and on the return trip to College : Well remembered to followers of
the Storekeepers M Kaiser had when Ramsay passed Smith for
Station they were singing and j athletic teams at the NATTC is
505 for the Marines. Instrument fifteen yards and a touchdown.
Carolus G Anderson of
school Ensign ,
like high
just a
cutting ,
team. up r' a shop had Martin Hupka with 500, the Training Center Public Rela- McCloskey returned a punt 40

'Despite their Inexperience, how- Johnny Potfay with 515 and Paul tions office Ensign Anderson who yards for the final score.
Moore with 513. Chuck Wilkes shot Earlier in the week Seaman
backfieldmen commissioned the week
three was during ,
ever, there were
502 for Guard notched 18 to 6 win
l"It.s Personnel. Herrin got an over
sup-
had been
on the squad who impressedme formerly a yeoman, sec-
port from the Post Office O and G. Three passes, one from
A and M material. gang ond class. Prior to his enlistment I
as good not such a long Jump from with' Jack Calhoun Lyons to Mallory and two others
getting 512, in the he staff
They were a trio of Texas boys, Navy, was a mem- ,
outstanding backs, Turner, seaman second class to a pair of Chuck Fyfe 517 and Lou Cohen ber of the St Paul, Minn. Pioneer. from Lyons to Warwick, accounted
all
and Hallmark. wings, If you ask 2nd Lieut. Olin 523. Press. At the Training Center, he for the victors margin. 0 andG

;Flanagan"Hallmark, the team's passingace Cooksey, of Monticello, Fla, who m A %"'l4 assisted Lieut Randall Weeks tallied on a pass Montgomery to
in the backfield the Augustine'
played on P'art
Buy flood on Harbor !
couldn't with Texas day --
go passers 1912 Naval. Air Station football r*. f Ships Store Ashore beat the
of the calibre of Sammy Soon the end- Ross Is Boathouse 6 to 0 15
but team. after season Sgt. Barney on a yard
O'Brien,
Baugh or Da\ey ed, Cooksey, who had been as- NAS Teams pass from Baccera to Norman.
with
could be rated Ready
he certainly Of Awards
Deraoe Moser, A and M's star signed to Seaman Guard, was accepted Recipient Two other close games duringthe
for flight training. He Sgt. Barney Ross, USMC, received week saw VPB 2 (1) scorean
of few back, who was
killed a recently;years In service. trained at St Mary's pre-flight, For Cage SeasonBluejackets added honors for his heroic overtime win 1 to 0, over

"Turner might best be compared Los Alamitos E Base and Corpus feat on Guadalcanal when he was VPB 2 (2) and VM unit win '
with Johnnlmbrough.. Christ Tex:, NAS He reportedto presented recently with the Silver by the same 'core over the Hospital .
Cecil Field this week for with an eye on the '
ope- Star and a Presidential citation
Ilea six feet and two hundred basket be
may found practicing on JLj
rational training.In 4 LJ|||
and five lIe's a great Previously Ross won the EdwardJ
of
pounds.
anyone the more than 20 out-
I kicker and a good runner, but batallion training commander Lt. Cooksey at St. Mary'sand was a door courts around the Station Neil Memorial Trophy of the Ramsey and-Bishop Are
Boxing Writers' Association fiS
lacks Kimbrough'sterrific legi which have been
prepared for the
power for cracking through the regimental commander at coming season in Commandant'sCup "the outstanding boxer of 1912," Leaders in Scoring
i Corpus Christi. He attended the
.:--. Now 34, Ross held the light
allU' of and served competition Leading performers up to date
University Tampa
"Flanagan, one of the most with the RCAF from April 1911 On 13 December two leagues, weight boxing championship from in the touchball race are Bishop,
and
1933 to 1935 the
sought after high school players to April 1912 when he enlisted in the National and American, are welterweightcrown Recruit Center, who leads in touch
from 1936 to 1938 He
in the state Is having a great slated to en downs with
Is get underway. Entries scored 12 for 72 points
the U. S. Navy. Lt. Cooksey
listed in the Marines in 1942
year. He weighs 175 pounds and the first member of a Station teamto will come from such Station unitsas fc April, and Ramsey, A and R, who has.
Is a remarkable broken field leave for flight training and return Recruit Center, Ships Store, T 4, 4 i- flipped 21 touchdown passes.
runnt"r. here. Seaman Guard, VM Hangar, BoatHouse Buy Bonds on Pearl Harbor day! Highest scorers in each unit follow .
An example of the kind of kid Docks and Ferries, T 1, -- : Carter, 36 points, SSA;
who is playing college football today VO-VCS, A and R 0 and G. Cooks I Lyons, Castles and Warwick, 18
Is Billy Greer, 17 year old end and Bakers Naval Hospital, Per- Plan Dinner FBoxers' points Seaman Guard, Brown and

and nephew of the line coach. Two 12 Teams Begin sonnel, VPB 2 (2). VPB 2 ((1), Plans are being made by Lieut. Sears, 12 points. 0 and G; Ram

years ago, he was just a punk, of Dispensary, Marine Barracks, Fire Raymond Forsberg. assistant Welfare sey, 30 points, Weiner, 36 points
no size whatsoever. Then he went League Play In Department T 5 and VT OTU 5 and Recreation officer, for a and Castellano 21 points, A andR

to prep school for a year and now Already teams from such unitsas dinner to fete the winners of the ; Eicholr, 30 points, Hospital;
he's at A and M and doing a good T 4, Personnel VO-VCS, Marine recent Station boxing tournament. Bishop 72 points and Schumacher

job at end"Texas Officer BowlingDispensary Barracks, and Parachute Loft are The dinner will be held sometime 42 points, Recruit Center; FoJUC,
A and M has a good working out and other teams are within the next two weeks. 21 points Boathouse; Wright, 42

young team, beaten only by the defeated Supply expected to be ready by the end -'- I- points, Dispensary; Gardner, 36
University of Texas which has Commissary, Squadron VPB 2 (1)) of the touch ball season. Buy Bonds on Pearl: harbor day I points, VPB 2 (1) : and Jablonski,
Navy V 12 trainees. I look for won over Supply Department and 24 points, VPB 2 (2).
them to duplicate their early season Assembly and Repair edged out Leaders in throwing touchdown
28 to 13 win over L S U." Public Works .as the pins flew In Ecklund Chosen On All Service Team passes are Norman, SSA 11;,

As sports writers have done the first round of the Admiral's Lyons, Seaman Guard, 14; :Mont..
.
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oil season, Ana foio began to Cup competition in the Officer's ," ,,_. gomery, 0 and G, 3; Ramsey, A'

talk about Steie Van Buren, Bowling league. ',l :ftjJi 't' ,: fa and R, 24; Collins, Hospital, 13;

.MoviM' Van" of the L. S. U. As In previous seasons, com- .:.i "" Schumacher and Anastasio, Recruit .
eleven. petition in the league promises to .' '<' g. ; ',) s Center, :5 and 21 respectively;
"Van was a freshman my senioryear be tough with outstanding keglers t<-(1t'. : .. Brunson, Boathouse, 7; Scanlan

in school. He had made a competing. Teams entered in ad- ,' 'S .... W .t Dispensary 12. Hanna VPB 2 (1),
great record in high school at New dition to those who bowled on the ;< 1'; ,.:.., -" AY 9 and Davis VPB 2 (2) 9, t

Orleans as a hard running back. opening night are Operations, ,,

Bernie Moore alternated him be- NAOTC, VPB 2 (2), VO-VCS, Hos- "
tween end and half back on the pital and VF 4 and 5. Navy Football I

frosh team and he was a standout Alley rules established by the

at both positions against the Welfare office state that league ;' South

varsity. bowling will take place betweenthe
"He dropped out of school: fora hours of 1630 and 1830. The N" rth Carolina 1're-Kllght, f ...
'
time his sophomore year because ,:'i. N 4'. Stale '7, ,
alleys, however, are open for play ', _
decided \ ( imp J.eJeune, IX: ; JaeiconvillNTTl
the coaching staff The f. .
from 1000 to 2130 each day. 6.Kessler
to make him Into a blocking fee for bowling Is len cents a line C ;: Field, 47; Houma NAB, 0.
back. Finally, he returned, however Camp; Lee, 6; Port Monroe, 0. -
and no more than two lines may
and alternated between the be bowled if others are waiting East

blocking back and tailback. The The Welfare office will insist Navy, 11; Army, 0.
reason he was shifted was to
that players are bona-fide members tW'IJ' MidwestGreat
take! advantage of his great .s'
blocking ability A hard runner, of the department which they ; Lakes. 19: Notre TUrn. 14.
represent. The league will be run Iowa l're-i"ilght, 32, Minnesota, 0. .
big and fast, be could really .
mow 'em down, but Van wantedto on a handicap basis, handicaps to ii : .J.... Far West ';
be determined after the first ,
carry the balL March Field, 13: : Sin Diego NTS. ,0.
"This year, deferred until November round of play. ... I, '

because he Is In an engineering Games tonight pit Supply-Com- Army Football
he hit missary against Supply Depart- 'I'
course got
AAF ItTO Greensboro.! N. C,),
chance. Improved In his pawing ment, Main Dispensary against A 19 ;Cherry Point Marines 0, .
I ,. and kicking along with his run and Rand VPB 2 (1) against Southwestern, 6; Randolph Field.

ning, he's been the hot shot of NAOTC. O. .
Tamp Davis. 42 Tort ilra g, 0.
_ the team. On Monday Public Works opposes Drew Field, 1t; Camp: Weatherford
"L. S. U. beat Texas A and M VO-VCS Supply tangles with (Bradenton), 0. I

16 to 7 In1%. This season L. NAOTC and Dispensary rolls VO- Tankers 300th Infantry 0. (1; Camp Gordon

S. U. lost to the Aggies but If VCS. Wednesday night's card calls Brad Ecklund, varsity letter winner at the University of Oregon lllchmond. 20; Ch rl..ton Coast
Van Buren is In shape and his for Supply Commissary to meet A and stellar center of the Jacksonville NATTC Air Raiders, was named Guard CUeorffLa. "
freshman! assistants can help and R to off with to the first Tech R, 31; Camp Gordon -
Supply square string pivot position on the South estern All-Service team O.Port.
him out, I think he'll put on agreat NAOTC and Dispensary to clash selected by the Associated Press. Ecklund, a great line backer, broke Riley 2t; Kansan '7.

show In the Orange Bowl" with VO-VCS. up many of the opposition's plays with his slashing,tackles. Kearns SalIAkfl field, Army 0.Page Air lJue, SO.





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JAX AIR NEWS Page Seven

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30 Entries Now In Workouts Scenes Of Air And Boat Facility At Mayport ... ;

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station boxing tournament at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station i .' ,," : i

1; Green Cove Springs, was doubled this week when fifteen !" .t
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;'({; more men elected to test their skill at throwing leather._ ___n_ __ f S 'mow, t t
rf; Lieut (jg) Al Mann, director of I f 1/
the tournament announced that > t

.s the Marine Guard now leads the How Good Is Your ,.. ,'.: ,; I Iotf.
f. entries with fourteen men. The / .
Marines are determined to win ; "
,:' the championship as their large Football Memory? f 4 1"-.1
entry will attest. VF squadron la 1 : I II
:'j. running second in entries, having Try These Out 1 \ I
entered five more men this week \
to bring their total to thirteen. By Camp Newspaper Senlte :l

The Security Watch (formerly Clark Shaughnessy, Universityof ,

Seaman Guard), has three repre- Pittsburgh grid coach and father .;. .... I ta
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sentatives and the Ground School of football's famed T forma- .
has one to round out the program tion, says the greatest backfieldhe r r't ...
to date. ever saw in his life was his <
'eats.-nt Is EntryAn 1940 Stanford Rose Bowl com- .f ..,

important addition to the bination of Frankie Albert, Norm : I ,
.1\ list was the entry of N W. Feat- Standlee, Hugh Gallarneau and i iu a .
sent in the unlimited weight class. Pete Kmetovic. t

Featsent got in just one bout on I After practically no research and t t'I
last year's team but, as Lieut. very little study we have compileda
(jg) Mann recalls, it was a beauty.It I few questions on some other _
seems that the Green Cove I "dream" backfields to test your f
scrappers were leading one of the memory of the gridiron greats of 1 aiNkIM
good Camp Standing outfits, four. other years. You can take your
bouts to three, when Blandingthrew choice of the answers listed and
in a pro heavy to even out pick out the one you like best. If
the contest. I you can place all these bozos,
The soldier was scheduled to I you're a better man than I am,
fight at a Jacksonville pro bout, Walter Camp.
: the following night However 1. Knute Rockne's last team at R"
Featsent calmly stepped in and I Notre Dame was quarterbackedby I
gave the more-experienced soldiera i Frank Carideo Jumping Joe
nice lacing and moved the final Savoldl was its pile driving full 5
count to 5 bouts for Green Cove : back and Marchmont Schwartz its
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and 3 for Blanding. T. J. Smith, All American halfback The fourth
H. Mardirosian and J. A. Empy, member of this famous backfield
entries in this year's tournament, a great blocking back, was a guy
were also key members of last called ......? I
'.;' :year's highly-successful squad. a) Moon Mullins, b) Marty rk
1' Lt (jg). Hann Diverts Workouts Brill, c) Bill Shakespeare, d)
Daily workouts in the west Kate Smith. I
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,\ 2, Most talked-about "dream" #
held under the i
: are being
:' direction of Lieut (jg) Mann. All backfield of recent years was the
; of this week and part of next will one that pyramided Pittsburgh to I ;
be devoted to conditioning. Then a national championship in 1938 t
I Its fullback was one of the greatest .
the boys will move int- the ring a I 'tr
for sparring Instruction. The train- i line crackers who ever bit off {
ing program will be brought to a an opponent's nose guard His
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I name
peak around the last week in December
If leave schedules inter- I a) Bronko Nagurski, b) Mar-
fere with the prelim date, December shall Goldberg. c) Banks McFad-
29, the bouts will be pushed den. I
forward to January 6. 3. Princeton's great undefeated ,, b
I teams of the middle 30s were
Prospective champions who signed I sparked by one of the smartest ,p, '
for the tournament this week I ---ify"
.e quarterbacks ever to wear theOranlt'e '" -
include: Pvt. R. L. Saunders, 125 and Black. His name : w
lb. AMM2c P. Torsanko and Sic
; should fee as familiar to you as *
V G. Lopez, both 132 lb.'elus; that of,your favorite peanut bar. sa '

Pvt. A. J. Rampino and Pvt. C. W. What Is it ........? :.. >C. >('/ ,, ,'{<:' _: >.<; .
I' Beagle, both at 138 lb.; Pvt. V. S, a) Kats Kadlic b) Pepper Constable These pictures were taken at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station's most remote outpost," the Auxiliary -
Scudiere and S2c D. L. Jernigan, c) Jake Slagle, d) William Air and Boat facility at Mayport. The efficiency of the facility in carrying out one of its primary
145 W. class; Pvt. R. Kanowitz, Saroyan I functions, that of rescuing airmen forced down at sea, has resulted in saving the lives of well over 60 percent
Pvt. H. Russell and AOM3c H. E. 4, Eli Yale had the strongest of these fliers who might otherwise have been lost. Pictured above (inset), is Lieut. Comdr. MelvilleP.
Pollard, at 155; AOM2c L. W. teams in the country from 1905 to Merritt of Boston, officer-in-charge. The next picture is that of the Operations Building, while below
Burtnett at 165; Cpl. A. M. Curry 1910. In 1909, three members of I Commander Merrit is shown inspecting Mayport's complement of chief petty officers! some of the oldest
I" at 175; Pvt. tf. D. Cuzzort L. Sell Yale's backfield were All Americans -| and most widely experienced in the Navy. The facility is located next to the Naval Section Base at
l bert and AMM3c N. W. Featsent, And one of them was ,| Mayport.
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in the unlimited weight classification named ? __
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'I.. u I c) Ted Coy, d) Amos Alonzo .
Air Like Aleutians
lr St Mayport Facility
: Hitchcock Returns To I 5. The most famous backfield of

Army Duty In USAAF them all, of course, was NotreDame's ______ _
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almost legendary Four On the shores of the Atlantic
I: Tommy Hitchcock, who at the Horsemen of 1924. Who played ties to handle whole squadrons at "Snafu" means situation normal,
:J' age: of 21 attained the coveted 10 fullback for this combination Ocean, almost directly east of a time. all fouled up. It's an Army clang

.:. goal rating in polo-a ranking a) Jim Crowley, b) Elmer Lay- Jacksonville, lies a sandy wind- Heading both the air and boat expression.
t.f:.:,' given only 15 players in the his den, c) Don Miller, d) Fats Weller, swept naval outpost known as the activities at Mayport is Lieut. --- -
tory of the game, is back on active Answers to Sports Quiz I Mayport Auxiliary Air Facility It Comdr. Melville P. Merritt o/ficer-I A "fake" is known to a sailor
, duty with the U. S. Army.
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., in-charge of the facility its turn of when
since as a single a
is called an "auxiliary" because it rope
Hero of World War I, Lieut. 1. Marty Brill was blocking back I
inception in March, 1942. is coiled down.
!' Col. Hitchock is now on duty with for Rockne's great 1929 and 1930 operates under the jurisdiction of I rope
, 4 the U. S. Army Air Force in london teams. Rockne called him "the best the main Jacksonville Naval Air

....:{ Foity-three years old, he retired blocking back who ever played for Station. Knoiv Your Planes Gunners!
from polo in 1939 me," but, like most blocking backs, ,
, A member of the Lafayette Escadrille he saw few headlines, which in- Located<< on land contiguousto \
r in World War I, he is the Naval Section Base at
again stead went to the canny Caredeo,
anxious for combat duty. the brilliant Schwartz and the erratic Mavport, the Air Facility looks 4syr
-- colorful for all the world like an advance
but
V Savoldi
Personnel ?. Marshall (Kiggle) Goldberg, Aleutian station' with Quonset
Pre-Flight! See uho now plays for the Chicago I and Dallas huts mingling with

1.- Game Against Carrier Crew Cardinal- In the National I'ro foot- the temporary structures thatcluster I ;;
ball J4eRJue.U the fallback star near the reclaimed water
'I1;; Navy personnel at the pre-flight of I'ittsbiirgirN great team of front.
*qf>ool Chapel Hill N. C., saw an 1037 and '38. Other members!' of But its looks belie the impor-
unusual football game last week I that "dream" backfield were" John tance of the work carried on at
!,;" when the crew of the USS Card, I Chickernfo, Dick Casslano and Mayport which includes both
r an escort aircraft carrier, formed Harold Stelibins. rescue activities and ordnance
'. an eleven to play the :Mariners 3. Kats Kadlic, a great passer, I servicing of operational training
,: a crack Intramural team. The kicker and field general was quarterback planes based in the Jacksonville
; Mariners won 13 to 0. The Card those Princeton at ea.
on powerful ti Oy'
"' had been recently awarded the teams His backfield mates Chiefly concerned with rescue
:, Presidential; unit citation for heroic were Pepper Constable, Gerry Le- work is Mayport "air force" of
work against U boats. Van and Homer Spoffard I IoJ. two pilots: Lt. JK) Paul z Ren-
--\ i--- Ted Coy, greatest of all Yale nert and Ens. W J. Swanson.
4'.' Two Ye-omoi Promoted" backs. |played fullback for the Blue Supplementing their efforts is a
t According to the results of the I In 190! key man of a backfield complete array of rescue boats
General Rating Examinations held that Included Al Howe. S. II. Thil- that can quickly speed to any NS
en, 18 Nov., two yeomen from VO- bin and ".. J. :Murphy.: All but coastal area for miles north and I ... ', .
;' VCS (OTU) No. 1, made their next Murphy were named to "'alterCamp'li south of Jacksonville. These op-
; 1 at ing: 1900IImer"'an" team. erate under Lieut. Alvin W. Fargo, Not at No. 1! It's the U. S. Navy I'lre at No. 2! It's the German

Thiel, Robert Nast. to Yeoman 5. Elmer Layden, lightest of the Jr, boat operations officer. PBY'-5 "Catalina," a twin-engine, Blohm and Voss Ha.140, a twic-
Indicative of the success! of the high-wing patrol bomber flying
]c.t' Four Hoi semen, was Rockne's full- engine reconnaissance, torpedo carrying
\ Coats, Chester Lawrence, to back in 1924 The other three Maypoit rescue machine is the boat. Its hull projects well aheadof
..., I Yeoman 3c. horsemen were Harry Stuhldreher. fact that well over 60 per cent of the engine nacelles The center and mine layln seaplane. Its
-fc 5i S'- Jim Crowley and Don Miller. Mil- the airmen forced down In the panel of the wines is rectangular mid-wing tapers to broad rounded
ler once an fc8, CO and 30 yards area covered by the Facility owt'I I and the outer sections taperto tips The two engines are set
Famous Last Words: respectively for touchdowns against their lives to its prompt, efficient square-cut tips The leading in the wings directly above the
: "Eoy! That's a sweet, tight for- Georgia Tech, jut, in case you are functioning. edge of the tailnlane tapers to twin floats. The high and braced
: ration Wonder who they are Interested. Although the permanent "air rounded tips. It has a single! ; fin rectangular tailplane has twin fins
Ir No Japs could fly like that."- I --- forcE: at Mavpoit numbers only :and rudder Hold your fire L NAGS STINGER. Slap u Jap and buy War L'enJa' two planes, the base has fa('iii- Courtesy DodO )lead & Co., rut>)t.>iers Aircraft Spotter fcy lAtter (Xt.v ,
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t United States NavyManchester :


England, felt the full fury of the Nazi Luftwaffes
dreaded blitz attack on December 22nd and 23rd, 1941 Jim Higginswas
there. > '
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In 1942 the Atlantic convoy route was Britain's life line. Those were .. e
the days when little merchant ships were in their glory, thumbing their ,
nose defiantly at the powerful Nazi marauders Jim Higgins was there '
too 'I
Now Jim Higgins is here. He's a seaman second class in the Radio 1 v4
School at the NATTCenter. The 30-year-old Sailor was bom at Man- '
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Chester, served in the British merchant marine, married an American JJ4iAi ( .- '
girl, became a United States citizen and enlisted in the U. S. Navy. .
When the Nazis struck Manchester in '41 Jim was employed in the
railroad station. He recalls the first raid vividly.
"A German bomber, fully loaded, crashed through the glass roof
over the tracks, hit the concrete and exploded," says Higgins, who "" t
speaks with an English accent so trick you can cut it with a butter i R i fe

knife "He made quite a mess of the place. I'd say I was about 50 1 \a'
yards away from the place where the bomb hit. When the plane exploded : ,
the walls of our building seemed to open out and then collapseIt
was awful to see my friends pinned under steel girders, buildings \ .
toppled over like match boxes, and fires burning all over the place ButI i
was very lucky I only received a few cuts and bruises on my face : iY
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hands and arms. a
II iff sinthen enlisted in the British :\1t>r'hantIarlnt": although: his \
job with the rallwaj was among the deferred occupation. "After
working hours went to school to take lessons In code, procedureand
so on," says! Illgglns "I eentuallpassed the examination for
wireless operator and joined the merchant marine."
Jimmy saw duty on the hazardous North Atlantic convoy route
"I was lucky," declares the Sailor, "I was never torpedoed. But I tI.S
came near to it more than once. I joined an old Greek ship at a port S
in Wales Now this old thing was 31 years old and was just about to
fall apart Shortly after leaving home the convoy was split up by \
sub action and we had to go our way alone. The old ship would only
do about 7'j' knots."

Higgins related how the Greek "tub"" survived the rough weather-- :. : j
"and then we hit a clear night." r. S
"As the boy awakened me to go on watch I heard a lot of shoutingand 1
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stern.excitement. The next thing the gun was being fired from the I

"I made my way quickly to the wireless post. There we learned we
were engaging a German sub After firing three shots on our old ship :
the gun wouldn't fire any more and we had to throw out smoke flares w. :
over the side to hide our movements We stood by all night expecting to
have a torpedo put into us any minute-but nothing happened"
The Captain later discovered the sub had been disabled by his gun
fire and another Naval vessel finished it off the next day. eas ,
The crew of the Greek ship received another alarm the next morning tI* j,
when a lookout saw something sticking out of the water. It appeared to
be a periscope However, examination recealed it was the mast of a life .,
:raft. They were survivors of a torpedoed tanker and had been adrift J
for 18 hours in the cold January weather. .
"When they' realized they were saved the majority of them. went
I clown on their knees and prayed," recounts Iliggius. "The> told us
later that our ship looked like wreck In one sens--but when' they : ,I
were in the life raft with little chance of being rescued and saw us :
come on the scene we looked better to them than the Qut"t"nar: >',"
Higgins on his 13th trip across, suffered severe acid burns and ..... j jk 1 1r
septic poisoning set In. He was left in New York to recuperate and his ::::

ship sailed without him. I ,
"I met an American girl-.-now my wife-and decided to take out :.. :
American citizenship papers," explains Jimmy. "I was told I could get ..
citizenship if I entered a branch of the American service so I enlistedIn
Two units on this Station VO-VCS and Transportation, were awarded the Commandant's Bond
the Navy and was accepted Allotment pennant Saturday m recognition of the fact that they had attained a minimum goal of 90 per
Manchester's Jim Higgins knows how it feels to shrink from whistling "
cent of all naval personnel participating In the allotment program. At the top Lt. Comdr, Harry H, Bar _
bombs and clench fists in the desire to send the fire screaming
your ton, center, Ensign Thoreau
Raymond to Comdr. Batton's left and Chief C S. Waldrup proudly display
back at the enemy. That's why he is studying to become an air the award to VO-VCS, the first squadron on the Stationto become eligible to receive the pennant, as en
crewman in the United States Navy now. listed men in the background look qn In the bottom photo Lt. (jg) William H. T. Chatham, left, Lt. ? ..
winfanbcL.ciietznin' : : (jg) G, J;::. Boynton, center, and Chief Machinist A. A Bayless of Transportation, hold the pennant with
the enlisted men of the unit grouped about them. -
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large loom, equipped| for light
Imuse-ko-pinK and private bath During HolidaysThe ANSWERS
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Station 13 December
Kour mile south of main Naval Air on
Station K"U>. Phone U7I Orange (QUESTIONS ARE PRINTED ON .
1'ark Light between! house-k.ei.ln' 5 p. ni and room 9pm and. Naval Air Station telephone (PAGE 3) "Happy Daze," a USOCampShow Three Sherry Sisters-singers, ".\

kitchenette, 4275 U.lltlcvpnup, center, located in Building 513, 1. Clemens, Mary Twain; Brugh, blending comedy, music, nov- Bill Brown-master of ceremonies -
rhone 2.I1S3: will remain coen daily from 0800 and the latest An ace comedian
elty, In
Two double room with connect- Robert Taylor; Djugashvilli, Jos- vogue song Fred
to 2200
during December for the Smalls-piano player extraordinary
1ns bath, 2m Riverside Avenue, eph Stalin and dance, is coming to the Main .
Phone 2-itlu, convenience of station personnel 2. The Duke of Windsor Station
Auditorium
at 2000
Large room adjolnlntr bath, SaaO: placing holiday calls, telephone officials on "Happy Daze" will stage performances
3. (a)60802) .
13 Decembet
l'ln.Strppt./ Phone 2-Z191: Monday at NATTCenter
Large double room with kitchen announced yesterday. Normally 4, Jim Crowley. The slum I Is, one of the USO'snewAt / on
privileges. located In I. Kechoreconvenient the center is open only from 5. True. production. It I Is the 41st 14-15:) December ..
to th.ava) Air HaUon 1600 to 2200 daily -- '-Af----
Phone 5-3165: before & p. m. or 6. True of the new. series of Victory
:.11II H after 8 p. ,n. Operated for the convenience of 7. Martha Washington's Units planned for servicemen' Oh Chaplain i Listen -
Share Home-Navy nlfe whose naval and marine personnel, the 8. Bowles replaced Brown as entertainment The number of
husband home In has lllveialde gone to I gardens sea, will with share nn telephone center has 19 lines and OPA head; Stettlnus replaced Wellsin these shown It being gradually: To This Tale Of Woe! ; ,

officer and hU wife-no children from two to four attendants on the position of Undersecretaryof Increased, to a total of 55 mill. FT, BLISS, Tex (CNS-Pvt.)
1'hon8HS Lovely double. room with klt'hpnfrh'UI'a'pa duty at all times to aid in the State; Laylock replaced Mount- Here is the bast: Lewis Vik of Henning Mich, left
and private' bath 41:11Alarquette : :! placing of calls. Lounges and batten as chief of the British Com- LeVan and Bowles man and here on a week's furlough On hu
Mieet Phone l-SH!!. desks are provided' for use while mandos; and J, Cunningham replaced wife comedy. way home his train was snow.. J'
Two lovely double rooms with adjoining waiting for long distance calls to A. Cunningham Com-
bath Located In rlver-fiont & as Jimmy Evans--juggler. He does bound five days at Sanborn, Minn
home In Ort" ra. Phone111:15.: be placed. mander-in-Chief of Allied Fleet in more juggling with his feet than I When the drifts were cleared his: .
i'on SMI': I The Southern Bell TelephoneCo. the Mediterranean some jugglers do with their hands train collided with another. Then
For frame a bungalow' :r; cash In new 3630.:2 I bedroom Located: ., operator of the center, has 9. Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, lie has played in every civilized he lost his ticket Finally he reach.
oft Tirrmquana Ilo.id foal 2 tulles announced that. although civiliansare I Distinguished Service Medal Legion country in the world ed home, wired for an extension
from Naval Air /btutlun 1'hone being persuaded to minimize of Merit. Lorraine Chevalier specialty of his furlough When none came
r70 lor '*ale-1941! Tudor Ford: car In their calls during the holiday season 10 Cement is not made from acrobat. She is agile and her act he started back. Five hours after
good condition and tires I In ,good" some delays are still likely concrete. To the contrary, concreteis Is novel and clever Robert Rip- he began his return Journey a telegram 1
hap-, <'all. Inke at extension' So74*:; to be encountered by service men made from cement (Cement is ley featured one of her stunts in arrived granting him the extension
dim For-red Hl with-1941 Uultk* !sidewall 1 udor l then He-, because of the heavy concentration the substance which is mixed with his syndicated di'aw ings, Vik'a comment is unprintable -
Excellent dlIA Call JA Savage:; I of military installations in water and used in pasty form to I Paul LePaul .magician -
at i::(t. 3569. this area. The company also says Join stones or bricks, etc Concreteis .- -- -- -- -,.--
excellent For Sale'ondltlon1-1939 Tudor Urea Chevrolet. Priced that calls placed before 1900 will artificial stone made by mixing
( HE'S HIGHEST PAID MARINE MASCOT
to veil Huyer to take possession generally be completed more quickly cement and sand with gravel and iX.
after teller detained, (all Chaplain' than those placed after that broken stone and sufficient waterto '
Kinsman at l.xt: SIR 1 or X-S15U: time cause cement to set). .\\ \' YAKI1, MIL1.SIOV, s. C.Sgt. .- 7
although charges! are slightly -
To chars horn with couple 1211
Poncho, the :Marines' niiicot, has
Jean Court. 9-7t74 higher during& the day. -- -a. ------ fully recovered from A \
AV_\ "'I'FI I : ) rrrfnt nervous breakdown" suffered when he learned the new that "
For Sul.>-Modern 5-room bungalow "=:! War Chest CampaignNets he and lilt wife, the former Miss" Chow, 'were the .parents of scp-
'I nn mall 2 acre ..atlup.do .to tujilets The reason for the sudden the I .
the C
the Naval Air Station All modernconvenience NATS Planes "Wearing"A recovery was news mgrcsH -
f *. For information phone Sum Of $6,558 hud passed the new dependent bill making" / 1'onclio tlie Itigli-
Orange 1'jrK 27H 01 2311: : Brand New InsignePlanes est paid! sergeant In the :Marine Corps
---': The Community War Chest fund Ills total |pry now is SIV!)J0{ per month. That Includes $iR IIAAA
hilt 0' The Week of the Naval Air Transport drive closed at 1700 on the JO November pay, I 5% longevlti; (he's, on Ills second hitch) $'!tt for Mrs. loiiclu;
Service. which in less than with the total amount of $:Sd for first child and $20 fur" each of the other six .
CAMP ROBERTS Cal.-A soldier two years have grown from a one- cash received on this Station up Uesl! lcle., the Increase In pay Poncho has free quarters In the old
stationed here was in a quandary -, Diane organization into a unit of (o 1200 that day amounting to Marine brig and his wife and children lire partially supported| j by .
after receiving a tinselled to sau drona operating over a 60- $6,5i8.39. it has t ken announceI fll:ajor) and MI'!!. A. II MiUell where they have rent-free quarters.The : ..,
1 Christmas package in November }000 mile system, henceforth will An effort will be made to carry an names of romlnt't! children have been released for th 'v4irttin" '
beating this marking: "Dq not iM stlrmulshed; by a NATS In- itemized report of contributors in The girls are fIVrren, CIIOVAreen, VLTriMi and .!JMAUeen am*
open Till Christmas Perishable" titE-, 1. next week's edition of this paper= tli. lays are ltli>! >, M.\ltCHo, anti I'OSCIIO. Jr.
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I' VOL. 1, No. 36 U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA December 2, 1943

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Party, St. Nick And All...

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1 Santa claus has been pounding his Christmas beat by rein

ur t Ia deer for a long time, but this Yuletide the Jacksonville Naval

krt Air Station is going to bring jolly oP St. Nick here for the

enlisted men's kiddies in streamlined style. ,
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i I Prancer Dancer., Donder Blitzen. Dasher. Comet. Cunid

Otf y' and Vixen are going to sit 'the
1 R # trip out In Toyland for Santa Is
I Requirements For coming here via Navy plane and
Jeep. Santa will arrive from the
I North Pole by plane and ride a
4 2S i V-12 Program Are 'jeep to the Mainside Auditorium

YS where the children of enlisted per-
sonnel will be treated to a deluxe

S Outlined By Navy Christmas party on Saturday, 25
; .. : December.The .
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Application Blanks Must the direction of Comdr. R.
R. Marken, Senior
Chaplain. Information
I Be Filed At Educational blanks have been distributed -

j I on the Station for enlisted
, Office Before 6 December
: ? personnel to register their children,
I for the party. There is still time

Here is a scene from the "A. *& R. Bond Follies" which will be presented to all employees of the A I Application blanks for those if you hurry, to get blanks from
seeking participation In the Navy the Chaplain's .
& R. today and Friday to stimulate the purchase of War Bonds from now until Dec. 7th Composed entirely V-12 I office or your division
program'may be obtained officer.
of A. '& R civilian workers, the show will move from shop to shop for two days in effort to help from the You are asked to give
Educational Office, room the
the Station meet its for Pearl Harbor I name age and sex of your
quota Day I
225: Administration annex, and the I II children
Shown here, left to right (front row) : Maxine Deem Arlene Jones (hula dancer partly covered by I deadline for them '' so that appropriate gifts ,
Tiling has been 'or
clown), Joe Blanc, Dorothy Dickman, Ruth Raisch. and Kitty Deem Back row: Bernice Boyle, Mrs I set as 6 December, it has been Navy toys committee.may be purchased by the
Brownie Lane L. J. Austin Myrtle N. Sykex, and George H. Cherry. Partly shown on the extreme left announced.The I Mama
and
second row is Pattie F. Bennett who wore the same blouse she had on during a Liberty Bond drive In Papa can have a good
screening examination will time at the
Mississippi in the last war. Al Love and his A & R. Swing Tars will provide the music for the show. I, party as well as the
---- -- be given at a time and place to be kiddies Lt. H. G. O'Keefe, Commissary -
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I is in charge of

A & RStarts War Bond Ball ': Red Cross Workers Applicants must fulfill under the the V-12 following program '. arrangements mas dinner to to the furnish married a Christ-men

: requirements: and their families The dinner will
With Gala Surpass Quota For Be on active duty. I be served at 1230.
Rolling ProgramAs
Be a male citizen of the United Santa flies In before 1400. He'll
: | Surgical Bandages States. I land between Hangars 115 and 116

apart of the program to make American dollars fight Be morally and physically qual- and the kiddies will be on hand to
I Il :Mrs Da\N ified for commissioned rank, including welcome him. The party will then
for final victory in the Pearl Harbor Day War Bond sale > Ray I
pro- a minimum visual acuity escort the jeep-riding Santa to the
motion' 1 December to 7 December, an interesting entertain- I It doesn't take a clairvoyant to> of 18/20 in each eye. | Auditorium for the Christmas pro

ment program designed to bring more dollars into the coffers : "read between the lines" when the 1 I Have a inimum education of gram.
i Red Cross increases it's request: I graduation from high school with | The entertainment program Is
from civilians and Naval personnel at Assembly and Ilepair,
i! for more and more surgical dressings a creditable scholarship rating brimming The children will be
has been evolved, and will be carried out today and Friday as war communiques reportour ; preferably in the top half of their treated to a special movie with a
2 and 3 of December. advances In far-flung battles. graduating class, and a maximum I stage show tossed in for good

Highlight of the two day event Better Late Making these life-saving dress- 'education of not more than three measure. It will include a magician l-
will be an address by CommanderC. ings is no sinecure. It is a pains- years of college completed. <( C. Ray of the NAOTC staff tomorrow taking Job, but it's one of the Educational Services Section, puppet show Then ice cream and
Than NeverLt. most concrete and soul-satisfying ;' Training Division, Bureau of Naval cake will be served. The Com

Entertainment feature, announced contributions to the war effort.[ Personnel offers courses for mandant's Band will furnish Yule-
by H. J(. SamueNon who H. G. O'Keefe's word Is Ask any volunteer of the Naval l j | enlisted personnel who may lack a tide tunes,
I IM In charge of organizationalwork as good as his bond. Air Station Unit of -the Red Cioss. i few of the requirements for a high | Then the gifts will be presented
for the campaign will fea- The Station Commissary Officer Last month over 61 volunteers school diploma. The high schools by Santa, who will pick them off
ture Myrtle Sjke, George Cherry announced the menu for attended the Tuesday and Friday of the country have agreed to the decorated Christmas tree on
and L. J. Austin h. a black last week's deluxe: ThanksgivingDay sessions in the Sunday School I accredit such work as well as in- the stage
face singing and dancing act; dinner and included nuts room and completed more than the, struction received in service' Some 75 children have already
Pattie F. Bennett and I''. L. and candy on the bill of fare. I month's quota. Specifically, they; I schools. Enlisted men who are been "enrolled" for the Statlon's
In etc. However, the shipment of nuts awarded diplomas on this basis Christmas
Crosby hill-billy songs, ; made 350 large bandages and 304 party.
Mrs. D. Ii:. Dickernon, blackface and candy was delayed by the I small ones.Through. may become eligible for conslderaUon i Here are the committees in
jitter-bug; Joe Blanc, tramp transportation shortage and I December the group Is( as candidates for the V-12 charge :
character; llernlce Boyle A. K, they were missing from the I asked to make 1000 2x2 program. Men having:: two or more' Fuithaitlng Committee (Gift. Candy
chow table. dressings; neooiatlorn, .
etc) Lt ,
: George M
Deem, Ruth Itaisch and Maxine of college are eligible for the ;
years ,'.
"To atone for the failure of 1000 4x4; 30 8x36; and 320 | Iseffei !'hfIJ SeiUre Officer\ and Mm.
hula dancers I Reserve Midshipman Program), R R
1)eent 12x12. A momentous task which Johnson Mil R R. Milken,
the nuts and candy to arrive, : Mis G, S. ,
Mrs. E.
I The Navy V-12 Program includes Qulmby G. Weld.
The A and R orchestra will will require the of
par- I'm endeavoring to have another presence everyavailable '' man,
ticipate in events scheduled for turkey dinner for the in Service Wife if the quotais 'subjects which require a background ( Piogiam Commit: Lt R. T. For.*
Friday while additional music will I men" to be filled. of a minimum of two years twoI'll'i and U. :S; Pavnter. CMu!
the very 'near future, Lt. I of high school mathematics Decorating Committee ItV.. M.
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preferably -
be AI Love and his members to I
provided by O'Keefe announced. "And they'llhave Among new join KnlRhl and Flee A, F. Schlominn:
Swing Tars. Wm. Fitzgerald will the and the Unit H Mrs H. S, Duck .i algebra, geometry, and Caip K C C.ilestHefiethment .
candy: nuts, too.
present a baritone solo as part of II I worth, wife of Captain Duck i trigonometry). Enlisted men with- j Committee': C. J Key
set CCStd, and A. F, F.\rard, CCStl,
out this
background shall not be
the 1230 program which will fea- worth. No no'let'lrll.: JuckI I | J. B. Mr<'lunJ:, CCSld
Be Sure Your
ture the address by Comdr. Ray. Return worth has been Ked ('rots worker recommended for the V-12 Pro- S
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This two day entertainment will Address Is for many :years wherever she II era m ,
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the nature of a "traveling CompleteAll and her liiitbaml hate been stationed. Be between 17th and 23rd birth- }
day on day -lication is submit- Girls] Featured AtTonight's
an" as all A and R units on hands who use "U. S. Na- I
trStation will be visited by the val Air Station, Jacksonville, Flor- A new shining gold star has' ted.Be I
'I unmarried, and to
i agree re-
entertainers. been awarded Mrs. E.1 E. Smith
ida, as a return address are directed -
Each in each of the Unit's most efficient main unmarried until commissioned -
supervisor shop to include i one t Smoker
as a part of their :; '
has been designated as a bond return address their full name, I workers, for her 200 hours of unless sooner released by the

salesman, and will accept money, rank or rating, and box number i service. First in the Sunday i' Navy Department. i I
i Issuing receipts therefor, which Undeliverable mail without a complete -'School room, and last to leave Be recommended by their commanding II I Girls girls and more girls.
can be turned into bonds. return address when returned I Mrs. Smith is as tireless as she ; officer for this training. I That's the main attraction on
Samuelson said that the goal of to this Station will be sent to- is enthusiastic. Perhaps because Have passed an old General tonight's Victory Smoker programat
the drive is $10 for each employeeor I the Dead Letter Office. her husband is a navy doctor, Mrs. Classification test with a gradeof the Mainside Auditorium The
for each enlisted man, and said I Smith especially appreciates the 85 or higher, or a new General I show starts at 2000
that the Secretary of the Navy had ---- --- Classification Test with a standard I The presentation! is "Stars of

set the ultimate goal as one war New Print I dressings score of 58 J Tomorrow" staged under the auspices
bond for each person. Magazines 1 With the holidays ahead, some Quota for the Naval Air Operational of the Virginia Dell School

Commander Ray, a graduate of Pony Overseas CopiesPony Service Wives may put off joining i i Training Command has been of Dancing in conjunction with the
the Naval Academy in the class of the Unit now, and others will be I'I'I ,' set as 91.Candidates. Jacksonville\ U. S. O. '
1925, served aboard the USS Yoik- editions of nine popular hard-pressed for time, but Chair- i accepted in this Com- The song and dance revue In.
town, and has been the recipient magazines are now beir-, printedfor I man Mrs. A. C. McFall hopes that i mand usually are sent to the following eludes a cast of 25 girls of all
of a citation from Admiral C. W. distribution to men afloat and I new and old volunteers' will plan schools: Georgia, Emory sizes, shapes and ages.

Nlmitz for distinguished serviceIn overseas. All advertising matteris their holidays so that Red Cross Georgia Tech, Mercer Duke Uni- ---- '- -----
the line of his profession as eliminated from the special service -' work will not be neglected and the versity of North Carolina New-

communications officer of r Naval editions. quota may be filled on schedule as berry, University of South Carolina -, New Photo Badges Are
vessel in action against Jatanese In addition to Time and News- usual. and University of Miami. _
forces in May of 1942.! week which t.ve been available After all the spirit of Christ- ---":Jj- Issued At Main Gate

of the Navy un- for some time In the pony editions, mas IS the spirit of the Red SO GI Per 1,000 Marry I ...
.secretary November 1942, others added recently to the list Cross! I New 1911 Photo Badge paaaea
Ray for are Readers Digest, The New I LONDON: (CN.S) Thirty of are now being issued at the Main .
meritorious service performed by Yorker, Modern Screen Inside Detective every 1.000 American soldiers stationed I Gate, it has been announced and
him on board a naval vessel In the The Sporting News, Life fl.'t Ueinemlior Ct>r..tto).}bur*-'rl 1 ix>n JI.tthfr battle of Midway 4-6 June, 1912. and The Infarttrv Journal. ber 7. married English filrl*. j i them at an early date.lR"19 .




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It anyone Is wondering which '
weighs the most, "Blessings or The Inquiring ,'. '

Burdens," may we suggest that I .\ ;
you take a sheet of paper, draw a -
line in the center, and on the one I ...
side write all your blessings. NOW, ReporterQUESTION .
can you put anything on the other

side We? hear that a new "jewel" has t' ( K Ar
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been added to the family of Dewitt : If you were '
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T. Jewell of Shop No. 23B. The given your choice of sea duty, -x -ffi fr

young man arrived on November which type of ship would you ..
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9, in St. Vincent's Hospital, and prefer to serve on? \A *
was promptly named Richard Ma
rion. Almost an Armistice Day ANSWERS :
gift. Congratulations, Mr. and EDWIN H. VICKERY, Y3c: "I'd
Mrs. Jewell. rather be on destroyer sea duty

It Is so nice to see cheerful lit- You'll really know you have sea
tle Oree* E. "Pee Wee" Peeples duty aboard a destroyer. I like +

back again, T4n Shop 39-A, after It, too, because aboard a destroyer sag *
having been out for a "spell" o' it's known as a "Dungaree ,
illness. During our conversationwith Navy" and you'll see plenty of fast .
her. she mentioned how very action."
grateful she was to each of her K. L. MILBURN, BM2c: "De- ,
friends in eac: department, who stroyer. It's fast. I don't want any .Q

were so thoughtful and generous slow ship. Hang no!' There aren't rrt

during her "forced leave". The I too many emulations on a destroyer '
flowers and everything made the but it's rugged duty" True to tradition, turkey was the Thanksgiving order of the day at this Station. No holds were barred 'I
days so very, very nice, and much PAUL REIRO, S2c: "Th t'e at the deluxe turkey dinner served in all the Navy chow halls here. Above you see two "action" shots.

shorter. I aren't so many darn men on a destroyer (lEmilie Scott, SpT)3c( ) of Wellesley, Mass., toys with a turkey tidbit, and; (2)Leonard) Rlzzolla
How about some more news from as on a battle wagon and PhoM3c, of Yonkers, N. Y, grazes on thegobbler like he meant business.
all of you enlisted and civilian not as few as a PT. I figure you -- ----
We are alloted a mighty nice bit I have a darned good chance to get

it.of space_, and we DO want to fill rated ELBERT faster HUGHES on a destroyer., SIc: ""Gimme War Bond Pennants Visits Station I Air Medal Awarded !

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a PT. They're speedy, smart If"' >' )-, ..
A AND Ii NOTES and deadly. Sure, they're rough Awarded To VO-VCS '
Shop No. 23 is getting in high but war isn't supposed to be like To Lieut. Bard For

pear for the "Pearl Harbor" bond home. And on a PT there are And < N 1w
drive, and it looks as though Chief only a few men and each one is a TransportationIn

Prike will have his hands busy and buddy. You can't goldbrick on one recognition of the fact that Action In PacificLt
with writing applications of those PT's and if you're not a
their units had attained a goalof
believe
verily
counting money.Ve might just as well
right guy you
the shop will close the drive, jump over the side." more than 90 per cent of all ( jg) Nathan Reed Bard 29-

early, with a one hundred per cent JOHN GARRETT, AMMlc: "A Naval personnel participating in I year-old U. S. Naval Reserve flier
the War Bond allotment ;
program instruction at this
now undergoing
participation.Shop flat top, I suppose. I'm an avia-
members are still talking tion mech and that's the logical VO-VCS and Transportation Departments Station Saturday, was awarded the
Thanksgiving Day were Saturday awarded Air Medal as a result of gallantry .
about the nice place to go. If I weren't a mech,
lunch which was served in the I'd rather have a 'can'." the Commandant's War Bond > ,kLieut displayed in action in the South) .
shop last Thursday. Everyone cooperated ARTHUR LOUIS, AMM3c: "I Allotment pennant. Captain Ar Pacific. The award was made
to the degree that the have a hunch no one is going to thur Gavin, commandant made during inspection ceremonies by
consensus of opinion still is thatit ask me what type of ship I'd like the presentations during inspection Captain Arthur Gavin, commandant )
and ceremonies, each unit receiving .
party
was a perfect to serve on. But playing make
good food. Thanks from all the believe, I'd say a battleship. Theyare a flag.VO.VCS. the first squadronon I I It was while serving as a dive
employees goes to Commander roomy, comfortable and have was bomber pilot attached to a composite i
Grant for his generosity, and tho the Station to become eligible.II l!
a lot of recreation facilities aboard squadron operating in the
the while ;I
receive
to pennant
the time was extended, some of that smaller vessels don't have. Solomon Islands area from March'
Transportation was one of the first .
the committee had not finished And they can sting the enemy 10 to April 25, and June 27 to
that fried chicken when the bell harder than any other ship afloat." departments to exceed the mini- I i Frances Rich USN special July 23, of this year that Lt. Bard
HAVE TO BE in war mum 90 per cent quota assistant to Captain Mildred
It
rang. we FRANK SVEHLA, Y3c: "A PT "took part in numerous missions
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other holidays, we "Your War Bond allotment af McAfee, director of the Women'sReserve
work through
boat. In the first place the personnel against enemy shore installations,
know now how fine It will be to isn't too large and you get fords a highly recommended opportunity ,i is e ->ected to address all I airfields, and shipping, many of
with fellow workersfor for Investment and a WAVES on this Station at 1930 today I
join again our to know all the fellows just as if which were pressed home in the .
a real American way to spend you'd been living: with them all plan for regular and systematic Lieut. Rirh arrived here yes- face of heavy concentrations of "F
and the work done, savings, as well as offering an ad- I
the day, get i your life And they're just about terday.It anti-aircraft fire or determined
ditional contribution to country's -
too. your I will mark the first time thata to
the most exciting ship anybodycan fighter opposition, according
As I leave the desk in Shop -3, I be on." service, said Capt. Gavin, representative of Capt. :J.cAfee the temporary citation.

for preferred work on the bench, DEAN LUDLOW Sic : "A battleship In presenting the pennant to Miss has spoken to the WAVES here. I The citation further read that

I just can't leave without saying the I any day. It has more fire Thoreau Raymond of VO-VCS.as"Your the representative splendid -- I Accompanied by Lt. (jg) Edith .I "he participated In a hazarnotwnight
hoer much I have enjoyed
work the confidence of the officials power and guns. They're big and spirit and cooperation in the : Stalllngs, Lieut. Rich is expected mine laying mission In an
hard to sink" to visit some stations in Florida occupied and strongly defended
and fellow workers and the achievement of this goal Is a commendable i 1 enemy
during HUBERT FRIZZELL, ARM3c: example for other squadrons under the Naval Air Operational position. During two
grand those cooperation months. I of just everyone know that "An aircraft earlier. Why? I just and departments of this Station. I Training Command, and on Satur- tour of duty his courageous
like to be around planes. It's the day will tour the variou activities couduct contributed materially
the same routine will follow and It has been made possible i,
that each one will be just as swellto type of work I like." only with the support and coopera- on this Station, accompanied by to the damage Inflicted upon the
our ever lovable Marty Mont- RICHARD E. FAVER Sic: "A tion of many hands, and to each Lt. (Jg) Gladys Price. enemy by hfa squadron and was

alto, who will be carrying on for carrier For flight action. That'swhat of you who has contributed to its I Daughter of Irene Rich, the In keeping with the highest tradition -
I trained for and what I Lieut. Rich of the United State Naval -
all of us at the desk. I still feel achievement, my congratulations, screen! and radio star !* "
that the fin t wealth in the like. concluded Capt. Gavin. i i. was born in Spokane, Washington. Service.
world is a'circle of golden friendship C. L. LOGUE. Sic: "An air In addressing the members of I In August of 1942 she joined the Born at Port Allegany, Pa., A 1Ig'.

and I have an idea that I carrier. There's more action and the Transportation Unit, Capt. Gavin i Women's Reserve of the Navy and 22, 1914, he attended high school
and the
am a very wealthy woman In more men. I like to" fly said that, "this pennant is deserved became regimental commander of in that city, and later went to) the
of carrier is the place. by attaining a midshipmen at the training stationfor University of Pennsylvania. L4.
that, respect. I am very proud 111 any group I
my treasure chest of wonderful JAMES :McKEOWN, Sk2c: minimum goal of 90 per cent of I Women Reservists at North- Bard enlisted In the Navy during:
friends. take a light or heavy cruiser. They all naval personnel participating ampton. Mass May of 1941, and received preliminary -
\ have better living conditions for in the allotment program.. Your I In 1943 she became head! of V- : training at Pensacola and \

PERSONNEL RELATIONSBy one thing. They're not as hard riding present achievement is 99, per Mail for Naval Postal Communi- Miami, Fla. 1 1don't

MM. Walter Lynch : : as smaller ships The reasonI is cent.Lt' cations at the Navy Department, He Is married! to the former
I cruisers to battleships
prefer (jg William H. T. Chatham and representative of WAVES, Miss Jimmy Maloney of Ft. Lauderdale -
For days excitement has reigned because there isn't as much discipline -
supreme making plans for the I' on them" received the of pennant the as the representative available for speaking engagements Fla., and they are the parents -

t PRD-LB dinner party which was HERBERT JARVIS, AMM3c: Transportation of an infant
well attended at the Windsor Ho- "A flat top. I like aviation." depaitment. It was In June of this year that II Laird Bard. daughter'lf.

tel Cadet Club on Saturday ni MILTON HENNESSY. S2c: "A --i: she was appointed and stationed It was in
Now we have nothing left ht'l fast. They .,in Washington as lIpE'Cialssistant. Lt. Bard went into action in the
light cruiser. They're Women Marines' Leader
conversation but there seems to did a good job at Guadalcanal. I I to Captain McAfee. Pacific, and he returned to this
plenty of that going around. After I Her duties consist primarily in country during August of this
really have no particular reason; Promoted To Lt. Col. ,
a most enjoyable dinner which speaking' to groups within and year.
couple
just like 'em. I have a
consisted of turkey and all the I without the service on subjectsrelating -- i _
buddies on light cruisers and they Ruth Cheney Streeter, Director '
trimmings, dancing was enjoyedtil to the Women's Reserve
:
all say it's ood duty. of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve -
a late hour, with music furnished Her visits to the Naval Districts Do That Christmas
has been to the
ROBERT PATIERNO AOM3c: promoted
by "Fatay's Cats. A vote are scheduled in cooperation with
<>f thanks has been given Chair- I "Seeing that I'm in aviation I'd rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In a the Office of Public Relations, Mailing Right Now
brief this Lieu-
man, Henry Masterson and members Just as soon be on a carrier. If ceremony morning Procurement or Recruiting and the i \
of his committee, Frances I I wasn't in aviation, I'd take a tenant Colonel Streeter's new Recreation Welfare sections of the The following In quoted from a (
Wilson, Betty McDowell Lucie destroyer any day. There'lsn't such commission was presented by Brig- Bureau of Naval Personnel. letter of ComSIXTH:
complement of men on destroyers adier General L. W. T. Waller Jr.
Martin and Lanier Lynch for a a big I II
I 1. "The Post Office Departmenthas
and you get to know almost Director of Personnel U. S. Marine -- --
roost wonderful evening. May
Corps.A advised that the large volume I
there be many more PRDLB par- everybody. of Christmas Greeting cards mailed 1
resident of :Morristown, New I Brig. Gen Larsen Is
ties. ------i-: Jersey, before assuming her present II I by personnel of the Army and! I II
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Teamwork duties Lieutenant Colon 1 Upped To Maj. General I Navy last year during the holiday
582,861 Negroes ServeIn Army-Navy Streeter was formerly a memberof season placed a great burden upon

Secretary of the Navy Frank the New Jersey State Defense Brig. General Henry L. Larsen the mall service."
Uncle Sam's Army Knox has designated Mrs. James Council, New Jersey State Relief USMC. Commanding General of I: 2. "To facilitate the distributionof

WASHINGTON, D. C.- -There H Doolittle, wife .Mafor General Council, New Jersey Board of Camp JeJeune, New* River, N. C., such matter, it is requested that ; ,
were 582,861 negroes serving in' James H. Doolittle, U. S Army, as Children's Guardians, New Jersey has been promoted to Major Gen- the necessity for early mailing of '

the United States' Army at home sponsor for the new aircraft car- Committee on Inter-state Cooperation eral.A. : Christmas Greeting :!
and abroad as of 31 August 1943, rier USS Shangri-La It has been and other civic, health and veteran of 30 years' servicein cels be given practicable puts' h
the War Department announced. announced by the Navy Depart welfare) Rioups. She Is the wife of the Marines, the 52-year-old

Of the total 4.366 are officers. It ment.' The USS Shangri-La is un- Thomas, W. Stieeter. and the mother General has been t-n duty at I.e- Remeniher frearl: Hal'mr 11:11 ,

was announced that 153.&GO lire Vr construction at the U. S. Navy of four ). on .1. ".. )
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!FPearl Harbor Cash War Bond Sales Pass X176,000Welcome II






I Aboard_.., and Bon Voyage If I fit's Holiday Station Rallies To Job;


--' -: : Anchors Aweigh, Returns Not Yet CompleteCash



Take These War Bond sales exceeding $176,000, according to

TipsA incomplete returns at press time this week, constituted the

warning that personnel under- answer of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station and its auxiliaries

stand regujations governing leave to the call to buy bonds in commemoration of Pearl

before going on their holiday fur- Harbor Day. Last year's Pearl harbor: sales were orilv 36100..

t s loughs was issued this week by ---- The big billboard erected in front "

'Lieut. Comdr. Edward M. Shields of War Bond head- -arts, s to show
1944 Licenses Will Be
Station personnel officer. progress of the drive revealed that
"A great many unfortunate incidents in the final phase the personnel

occur, causing inconveniences had contributed an amount sufficient
At Yard Office SoonThe 0
tf I to all hands!! and very often to travel] the "Road to Tok

t I disciplinary action due to misunderstanding yo" to a point :dway between

concerning leave" state of Florida] has uncov- the Philippine Islands and the Japanese
Lieut. Comdr. Shields said. ered a new man-power,shortage mainland.

f At the same time he released the Because of the lack of "help"] at Nine departments, eight of themon

following rules] which designed to the Raiford State prison the 1914 the main station, attained the

It, clear up any confusion regarding license tags for your car are not maximum goal of a $25 War Bond
leave which may exist. It mightbe being manufactured in quantity for each
person The
employed. de
a good idea to clip them and I
sufficient to supply the demand.At partments, giving their maximum
take them with you when you go such time ,as the tags become I quota first, followed by the
on leave. available in the station
quantity amount ot War Bonds
actually
1. As a general rule all person- tag office, Yard Department will purchased follows:
nel granted leave in excess of 72 j I announce the fact in the Plan of
hours are given-one extra day, plus Here Are Results
i the Day. It ts expected that tagswillbe '
Captain Herbert Spencer Duckworth, left, reported to Hear Ad- eight hours i total of 32 hours in | available] within the next NAOTC Staff 55.500.' $8,606;

miral A. C McFall, Chief of the Naval Air Operational Training Com- excess of the amount of leave re- week. Commandant's Office, $1,300 2.

mand this week to take up dunes( as Chief of Staff. He succeeds I quested. This is to allow for late- ---- --- 231; Aircraft Delivery Unit $450,

Captain Ernest Wheeler Litch. right, who served as Chief of Staff ness of trains, inconvenient sche- $1,03.1; Ordnance and Gunnery.,-
dules and other difficulties which First Run Movies 000, $4,012; Public Works (Naval
under both Rear Admiral McFall and Vice Admiral] A. B. Cook.
may develop during travel personnel), $850, $4,090; Disbursing
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2. Everyone who goes on leave Office, $1,500 $2,831; Safety

Duckworth Battle Veteran should plan his schedule ho he I Prove PopularitySince Engineers $56 $56; T-4, $2.100
Capt. will return aboard this! station $2,156; and St. Augustine Field,

not later than the time the I' $1,150, $1,175.Eleven ..
leave expires, ait Indicated on the the inauguration of the ] naval
Is Chief Of Staff organizations on
Appointed leave paper. In most cases, It first run movies at the Main Sta- the Main side and elsewhere at.
ia 0800, but read leave tion auditorium on 14 Nov., Navy
jour tamed the minimum
Herbert Duckworth USN of the and Marine personnel have been I goal of $10
veteran
Captain
Spencer paper carefully and be sure to per person in the bond drive. They
battle of the Coral Sea and the recent attacks on the Wake check In with the OOD on return. showing their interest and enthu- were:

and Marcus Islands, has assumed duties this week as Chiefof Lateness for! of trains overleave., etc., Is no If excuse for- siasm ing the for house"good pictures at each by showing."pack- Cecil Field] $19,713; Naval Air
being
Staff of Rear Admiral A. C. McFall, Chief of the Naval any reason it it! impossible for Of the first thirteen features, I Gunners School], $22,205; Assemblyand

:Air Operational Training Command. The appointment is in you to make It by the time Indicated "Sahara" drew the largest crowd. Repair Department civilian

line with the of aviation wire the Commandant to "Guadalcanal"] was second and I personnel, $22.669.,, ; Naval] Hospital. ,
Navy's policy returning veteran
"Princess O'Rourke" was third. $9,375'; .c.ftrl..,'I..v.. VOVC' S: $ ,"uO""n.;
officers from battle areas to ready student pilots for combat. that effect; further, If trains are Show At Mainside First I Mayport Air Facility, $4,782; Executive
f' late which will to be
__ _ _ I cause you I
The new Chief n{ Staff succeeds I over leave, bring statement The movies appear first at the Department and X-l Division

Captain Ernest Wheeler Litch, who Here's Your Chance To from the conductor.a In ease I Main station auditorium and show I $4,388; Squadron VF-5, $4,.
you
came here in March of this year I' are detained due to own Illness 'successively] at the Student Officers 012; Squadron VF-4, $2,985; T-2
serving under Vice Admiral A B. 'I jour auditorium the Hospital amt! I (SOH) $337; and Supply Department
Join NAS Dance BandA bring a signed doctor'
I
Cook, who now is Commandant of statement, Indicating the earliest I NatCen. Movies at Main station $8,768.Notable .

the Tenth Naval District. Officials new Station dance band 'I time you may commence jour are at 1300, 1700 and 1930. Only I showings in bond purchases
of NAOTC said that Captain will soon be making its debut. travel. (I enlisted personnel attend the 1930 also] were made by VPB 2
Litch had been detached to assume show because of the large crowds. I OTU 2, VPB 1 OTU 1
That is, if Archie Thompson I 3. Do not ask or expect to be Physical
other duties. The chief of Naval I Another series of top notch pictures Training, and Aviation
Sic, the leader of the band to checked out by the Officer of the Training
Air Operational Training main- be, is able to organize an able I Day before the time indicated on will run this week. Here is Department. Figures for the lat
tains headquarters at the Jacksonville crew of co-workers. 1 your leave paper. The Officer of' the schedule in the Main audito- I ter, $2,500, are exclusive of Admin

Naval Air Station.A All men interested in joiningthe the Day cannot do this and ample rium: I I istration, Aircraft Delivery Unit
naval aviator since 1925, Cap "
band are asked to attend time has been given you in ex- TomorrowllneSwel"fler, RIchard I and the various squadrons. They
tain Duckworth served in FightIng the first meeting In the main cess of the amount requested. It Arlen.] Extra--Mardi Gras I I include Operations, the VM Unit,

.-,0' Squadron One, the famous station auditorium tonight. Also might be a wise idea, if you are Musical and Screen Magazine No. I I Parachute Aerology] Photo LaboI .

'High Hat" squadron attached to those desiring to join a male planning to go on ]leave duringthe 13. I ratory and ATD personnel.
SARATOGA He also
the USS chorus of 24 voices should also holiday season, to be at the Sunday "Thousands Cheer"with VI'B Squadron Do Well
was attached to the USS ARKANSAS : be on hand at this time. Plans Officer of the Day's office a little an all star cast. News The VPB squadrons crossed the
and the USS LANGLEY and "
I In formation now aloe to blend In advance of the time you may Monday"Flesh and Fantasy, $5,000 mark in bonds
was air officer of the LEXING- with Edward G Robinson. Extra- purchased
these chorus voices with the leave in order to avoid congestion while
Physical Training exceeded
that carrier sunk
TON when was Meatless Tuesday.
orchestra in a Fred Waring .
in the Coral Sea engagement. Since I' 1 manner. 4. Before ; ou go on leave be Tuesday "In Old Oklahoma," $500.

July, 1943, Captain Duckworth has I Thompson, the leader of the sure your travel schedule] is pos- with John Wayne and Martha j The drive came to an end on the
been Chief of Staff of three ad- night of December 7, two at.
: band, has played with sible.] Another important thing is Scott. Extra"Baby Puss" cartoon years
mirals in the South Pacific. many I ter the Jap attack on Pearl Har
name bands all over the coun not to talk shop while you are on
,
Native of Iowa try. Prior to his enlistment in ]leave. This might seem to you the Wednesday-"His Itutler' Sis! bor. Figures given above which
most item but it ter" with Deanna Durbin and Pat' were $176,813 to be exact, are not
l Captain Duckworth who is the Navy, he was with Mitchell insignificant
I could be of value to the : O'Brien. "Choo Choo Swing" car- final, because at the time this was
t only 43 years of age, was born in 1 Ayres and his orchestra. great '
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toon and written, returns were still coming
Keosauqua, Iowa. He attended theaStfrfte _, enemy. I II news.Wounded
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I i in, including sizeable] last minute
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Normal School], Cape GirarUBUiu. [ ---- -- ---
, Missouri, and entered the |! I Men Should sales! ] by the Supply Department.
\L S. Naval Academy from the Negro Spirituals PtiMlc Stammer Is All in all, the results were con

Fourteenth Missouri district in Apply For Purple HeartAll sidered strong, powerful answerto

1918. After graduation in 1922 Will Be RenderedAt First In District men who are entitled to receive the challenge of Pearl Harbor, '
an answer representing cash dollars
the Heart Medal] have
Annapolis Rita Marie Stammer. PhMlc, Purple expended in addition to regular -
I I passed cigars and candy to her not applied :or it. This medal is monthly War Bond allotments
rifle team of which he was a mem Smoker awarded to who Is wounded
TonightA any one .
ber while a Midshipman. He join- mates at the Naval Hospital] Wednesday in action air or from salaries.
against
))22 I 1 Dec. *hen her new rat- enemy
ed the USS IDAHO in 1[ serv- I. wounded f 4 result f\t the APt ----- --
ing In that ship until 1924, with mixed chorus of colored sing Ing became effective. She is the as ifS ; '
the exception of a btief period in ers from the Edward Waters college first WAVE in the Sixth Naval of an enemy treatment, wound medical necessitates of- Dependency Bill Aids
by a
of Jacksonville will be the district to attain this rating.
I ; ) 1923 when he was detached for I ficer. Full details the
h' hll$'ht of the entertainment at I Stammer has been in the Navy concerning
t further duty with the Nav rifle] Heart Medal] in Women In The Service
Purple appear
team. the biiiokftonight In the main Ion active duty since January 1943.
General Order
I station auditorium at 17JO;; taking Boot training at USNTS, Navy Department
In 1925 Captain Duckworth No. 186 of 31 January 1943. I Under the new Bill signed by the
Cedar Falls, Iowa, and refresher
flight training at the Reported to be one of the finest President, WAVES SPARS and
\\ completed --- -- .
and orientation Instruction at the
choral : cT: this! type in .
1 Naval Air Station at Pcnsacola. group women Marines and their dependents
, He served in Aircraft Squadrons, the South, the Edward Waters National Naval Medical] Center, Skipper At Grosse lie are entitled to the same allowances ..
Bethesda Md. Her duty at Jack-
singers come to the Station
Fleet, until December, and benefits provided
bylaw
Scouting through the of ProfessorL. sonville has been in the X-Ray de- Is Former NAS Exec
1026 when he returned to Pensa- courtesy for men in the armed forces.

cola for a tour of duty that lasted F. Henderson, head of the music partment of the,,Naval] Hospital. Captain G R. Fairlamb.] formerly However, the bill provides "that I.
three years. He went with Fighting department at the Edward Wa- --- =-- Executive officer of the Naval husbands of such members shall

; Squadron One in December, 'I ters college. Mail Christmas Gifts Air Station has recently been appointed not be considered dependents anti ,

.. 1929. Group Is "'IdelyC't'lalm..l Commanding! ; officer of the I the children shall not be considered .
I Now To Assure Arrival
f7 e new Chief of Staff also has I In addition to the singing of Naval Air Station, Grosse lie, dependents unless their fatheris
.'{W : attached to Fighting Squad- many spiritual numbers, the negro Postmaster General Frank C. Michigan dead or they are in fact de. '

Rio'( Five, based on the USS RAN- entertainers will\ present special Walker has warned the public that "Flight" the Grosse lie monthly pendent on their" mother for their v

GER, and from June 1937 until dance numbers which have won unless there is a heavy increase in publication reports that Captain chief suppoit. \ \

:May 1910 he was stationed at the them enthusiastic acclaim in ap- the mailing of Christmas gifts immediately Fail! lamb In the course of previous %-Jjj-- -, r a
Naval Air Station San Diego. Helter pearances elsewhere.In many parcels will not I duty has commissioned two aircraft -
a88u ned command of Fight- addition Buddy Balbo and his arrive at their destination by squadrons, one destroyer and The U. S. Navy Department was .

('...u..11 oo rail" Se,*. C-tUtt O* I'ttt s.,.. Christmas Day. I two aircraft carriers.: founded in April 1798. ,





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'On Excellence of Navy Work


ReporterQUESTION .

By Ensign Margaret Fortner

Sha1V OtNeill "You.have made a name for yourselves .
And
IA well
What
; by your spirit and the excellence

known American is your favorite -Write of your work: ,'* commended'

American Top Plays Lieut. Frances Rich.USNR special

J Ttt" SHIFT ENTREE think you are acting- wee bit assistant Captain Mildred Me.*
queer just look around a bit and ANSWERS: :How About You? Alec Director the Women's Reserve

By Tom Quinn you'll feel better THOMAS GINOLFI SpM)3c( ) as she addressed Station

Turn on the lights-this is the Station Directory: "Fresiden Can you write a play WAVES last Thursday

"B" Shift coming in. Nothing ever Question Box: We are quite an Roosevelt. If anyone thinks any Don't waste any time if; you "You have helped to establishthe

happens on the night shift, well not authority on world affairs love affairs different let him come and argue can, because there is a chance for high standards which WAVES

much anyhow. We are the guys bug a bears, and everything with me." you to win a $500 prize if your everywhere are achieving" she

who get the credit for all the blue but qtiestionaires. Send us your WALTER FLEMING PR3c play wins first place- in theone- continued, "and will strive ta sur

and red tags you see when you problems in care of B Shift Shop Parachute Loft: "I'd name Admi- act play contest being conducted pass as time experience, and

come into the shop on the "A" 20 and we will be glad to air them. ral Halsey. When he starts out by the Third Naval District and numbers strengthen our usefulness

Shift. That one advantage of Question: My name is Reese after something he usually finishes John Golden New York Theatrical to the Navy. Skeptics have been
working on the day shift. If some- I it." producer. convinced of the soundness of OUl'aim
Hamblen. I have recently been
thing goes wrong just say "NightShift" made a Snapper and all the boys G. A WILLIAMS, Chief Signalman Only enlisted Naval personnelare to release men for sea duty :
and everyone: takes it for to in this Now all of us must uphold and!
eligible participate
who work for me tell me I am a NAOTC: "Right now that I
granted that the night shift is the that aim to full degree
contest and share in prizes total- promote a -
wonderful fellow. Do all the fellows would be easy to. answer. I'd say .
culprit. I was kind of looking for- .
ing 1000. All must
manuscripts
tell their supervisors they are the President. I think he's out- .
ward to working with some of i reach the Welfare and Recreation The personal greetings of Cap-
nice to their faces Also why did standing in every way. He's managed '
those "Rejected tag" guys on the Office, Third Naval District, Room tain McAfee were conveyed to the
it cost me $3.50 when I left myI our military and political sit-
B Shift, kinds thot I'd feel more D button at home even though I uation during the war." ,1303, 90 Church St., New York, 7, Navy women by Lieut. Rich who
at home than on the day shift told of the with which Cap-
N. Y, not later than 1200, Feb. pride
went home got button and arrived -
my MARGARET GROUT, SpT)3c( ) ,
where everything runs so well. But at work on time? 15, 1944 in order to be eligible. tain McAfee wears the recently
Link Trainer "Lionel
somethings gone wrong and all I : Barrymore Here are the complete rules: conferred four blue stripes-not an
can see on the B Shift is every- Answer: Yes Reese they all I think he's very human. He's (1) Only scripts written for this individual pride but a deep appreciation

one busy mindin' his or r ir own tell their supervisors they are got an exceptional sense of humor contest by enlisted men and women or of the regard and recognition
business and turnin' out good work great guys when they are talkingto and has a deep understanding. I U. S. Navy, U. S. Coast Guard and accorded Women Accepted -
them. Think nothing of it. I'll think he would be the type of U. S. Marine Corps will be considered.
and now and then blaming the A per- No play that has been shown elsewherewill for Voluntary Emergency Ser
shift because they leave all the tell you the Truth-You ARE a son you could go to and spill all be eligible vice by the token of the rank bestowed -

tough jobs for us. great guy, Reese. your woes." (2) Plays should require no less upon their director. Approximately -
than 15 minutes and not more than 30
I guess it isn't the B Shift thats Now, in answer to your $3.50 WILLIAM PARRISH, S2c, minutes to be performed. ten thousand girls for

wrong after all. neither is it the Question: All the fellows who ride MAA Bks 930: "I'd pick President (3) Manuscripts should be written on each stripe share the honor and

A Shift It's just the opposite shiftto with you agreed that anyone for- Roosevelt. He's the most out- only one side of the paper, and the responsibility of worthy member-
sheets should be bound together by
the one you are working on that getting his button had to buy a :standing man today." some simple means. The title of the ship in the Navy.

causes all the trouble. chicken dinner for the gang. So HAL WINKLER S2c, Photo play the name and address of theauthor Lt (jg) Gladys Price, WAVES
you paid the $3.50 for the chicken Lab: "Hmm let's see. Why I'd should be plainly stated on the Administrative Officer of the Station
rover or Every effort wll
top
LaHt night! ; was one of those dinner. name Heywood Broun. He stood be made to see page.that all manuscriptsare presided at the meeting and

nights for me. I went to :Air.GillMirg for everything honest in Journal returned to their owners. How introduced Lt. (jg) Edith Stallings
The hunting news Is beginning ism. He made $20,000 a year and ever, this cannot definitely be assured Director of Women's Reserve of '
our Quarterman and
and it Is suggested that the author
to. filter In. Lester Howe and :
could have made $100,000 if he'd the Naval Air Operational Train
told him I guessed I ha take a few days off to rest Shettel of Shop 20 went squirrel accepted all the bribes he was of script. ing Command, who presented the
up hunting Thanksgiving and Lester fered. ((4) No limitation Is placed upon the guest officer, Lieut. Rich The
a I I had been
figgeml working
choice of subject matter or form of the
too hard. Mr. Gilburg seemed who. had a new IS guage :MARSHALL WISE PVT. Ma- plays. Since the objective of the contest address was followed by group
rather and shot-gun which had never been rine Guard Company: "MacArthuris Is to find plays that will providelively singing of several favorite WAVE
surprised aa a
fired, brought down a huge turkey my favorite right now. He's not entertainment for Navy personnel songs'
matter of fact L
so was who represent the widest possible audiences -
with his first shot. The bird mixed up in politics so bad." highbrow poetic I themes, or plots During the week Lieut. Rich
lie asked
me what the trouble weighed 14 Iba. and Lester shot JOHN ROBERTS EM2c. Welfare Involving subtle phychologlcal motives, made a tour of the Station accom-

w..... "Well- said "a little It on the wing right through the Dept.: "I nominate Will Rogers will be at a great disadvantage. Humorous panied by Lt. (Jg) Price and sev-
while ago I stuck my micrometer head-Looks bad for the Japs plays, based on the simplestcleanest stations in the
He was a great humorist. In and commonest human values eral visits to other
la my mouth and tried to 'Mike when old "Eagle Eye Lester" his humorous way he showed how will be preferred. command, escorted by: Lt (JST

my work with my pipe BO I gets the bead on them. true Americans should be." (5) A factor In the awarding of Stalling. As special assistant to

I guess I need a rt"Mt". Shettel wa .excited about GUS LETCHAS SpA)2c the prizes manuscript will be the can facility be performed with which In Captain McAfee, Lieut. Rich has

-Think nothing of It," said the turkey that be cam to- NATTC Athletic and Welfare ordinary station theatres. The type or visited one hundred and ten citiesin

GUburg, "the other day I was work without! his. pass and had Dept.i: "Walter Winchell. He acting required the scenic backgrounds, recent months, procuring a

i I. a hurry and I stuck my plateon to go home for It. lie tried to doesn't pull any punches. He tells costumes be within props the limitations and make-up ot the must usual all backgrqund of wide first-hand observation .

my nose red put my glassesin crash the gate. Said Shettel, what he thinks." naval theatrical activity. The decisive which she shares as she

my mouth". "But-we shot a turkey today". FLOYD BRUNTS. AOM2c VO-. factor however will be entertainmentvalue speaks to each audience.

That made me feet a Bttte better saW the Marine, "I don't care VCS: "My father is my favorite (6) -The of the awards play are $500. J250. $123.! Daughter of Irene Rich the fa.i i

because I have a lot of reed If you shot aJapt yea ean't! get American. He was in the last war $75. $50. for the first five winners mous movie and radio- actress

.p for Mr. GUburg and IT he In here without year pa**". and he's been trying to get in this respectively. All rights In t shah lay, Lieut. Rich is an artiste actress,

does thing like that they must Jack Price naked Lester It it one." except the those property' named of below the- author., and remain and sculptress of note in her own

be all right I still wasa't entirely was a "WUd Turkey". GARTRELL McNEILL AMM3c any moneys accruing from the pub- right. She has designed her own a ,

satisfied about my queer Said Lester "I dunno, they all A and R: "President Roosevelt. Icstlon or production of the play homein Santa Barbara california -

behavior so I asked several people look alike to mo". He's a real man one who can handle shall However[ be. the all performances property of the or filming author. worked: as draftsman in a 1,1

the question' "What do you I delicate situations as well as of the' plays by or for the United leading aircraft factory of the west
da that's-: funny?** 1 am re- Dr. Coleman Dr. Harris and big things." States Armed Forces or any designee: coast, and is known particularlyfor
p.rhltJnc.1IIOme of their Jack Jensen have plenty of meat Wel- of the Commandant of the THIRD Naval her bas-reliefs on the Union.
8"' ". PAUL A. POPADAK S2c District, shall always be! free of "
FRANK WATKINS "Every without! red ration points this fare Dept: "I'd say it was General Building at PurdueUniversity anji
time I go to sharpen my toolbitI week This trio bagged 28.du k8 Douglas MacArthur. He's done a ror ltfhe decision of the judges shall the Army-Navy Nurse Memorial

,8 right the wheel last Jensen is an old- there. It takes be final/. Statueat the National Cemetery
g by emery Friday. great job over men ((8) Lt In the opinion of the judges,
t* the drinking: fountain and duck shooter of 20 experience like him to win the war." no play or plays are submitted Warranting in Arlington Virginia

then walk baek to the emery with enough decoys to filla HELEN SKRALY, Y3c Person- the award of prize money, the At a reception Monday night in.

wheel. I don't know why I do truck. Jensen claims the Im- nel Office: "Bob Hope. He goes 1000.will he or presented any part thereof by Mr.not Golden awarded to Jacksonville under the auspicesof

If. portant point to remember in out of his way to do things for the Navy Relief Society. the Naval Recruiting and Pro.

BILL LED 1m CD: I like to get duck shooting U to "know more service people. He's Just a good ---=. curement Station, in the audi.
down on my hands and knees than the duck", though- he admits American." -- torium of the George Washington J -

and scare stray dog, and cats. on "Blue bird days" he has ROBERT (Hollywood) FUEL- Hotel Lieut. Rich related descriptively

JOE FAGAN: The other day I to admit the superior knowledge LING, SpAlc) Physical Training Arnold Is Named, several of the high spots of; -

unpeeled a new razor blade, belongs to the ducks Lt. Comdr. Dept.: "Give me Bing Crosby. He's her Navy experience, including a-

threw the blade In the wastebasket Benfield can attest. to the truthfulness got a great personality, a wonderful review attended by Madame

and tried to put the paper of this latter statementon voice and does a lot for the Boot Of The Week Chiang Kai-shek, the ceremony observing
covering In the razor. his last foray. morale." six months of service by

E. p, POPE I like cats but -- ---": the WAVES and a deeply stirring
the other day our cat suddenly Apprentice Seaman Clarence E. celebration of the one-year birth

jumped upon my sore knee and Shop 23 Welcomes Back Arnold, of Okeechobee Fla., was 1 day anniversary, in Washington,
I slapped the rat clear across the Board To SurveyDavy's graduated at the Recruit Center i D. C., when long columns of the'WaveyNavy"

room before I realized what I WAVES Holman and Burns last week, and named "Boot-of-the- marched nine thou.

had done. Week" by his company commanderand sand strong through the sunset

"Would yon have done that If Shop 23. members are glad to ManpowerSecretary training- officers in recognition into the natural amphitheatre.

a blonde had "sat, on your knee"? see WAVES Priscilla Holman and of his effort throughout the training --,-fc'---
; Burns after a fine
Virginia very
I attked. of the Navy Frank period. H. R. Knickerbocker
leave in their respective Pays
1 / spent Arnold enlisted on November 5,
"No said' Poe.
Manpower
home towns. They both look 'in Knox is establishing a Navy !
A. M. DCHERTY: The other Survey Board to examine 1913 postponing his schooling i Enlisted Men Tribute
the and seem in high
pink' very
night machine the eleventh grade, until after the .
was
my merrily enlisted
with spirits as they return to the good the complements-officer, war has been won when he will H. R. Knickerbocker famed for.
spinning along foxtrot
a cadence and civilian-of all Naval shore establishments -
and old assembly line. have "plenty of time" he says to eight correspondent on reportingthe f
unconsciously I was located in all Naval
Genial and well-liked Snapper H.
studies. .The battle of Volturno:
catch 17-year-
dancing along on one foot, then Districts to determine whether they up on
C. Adams spent a week with his to the
'Too little credit
another. I wasn't aware that I are overmanned or undermannedand old bluejacekt played first string goes
had audience until folks in good 'Ole Atlanta' and football at Okeechobee. He was top American enlisted man who so
of the
an some whether their is
came back to his work all refreshed manpower often could not one reason -
fellows started clapping their man in his company at the Jacksonville give you
hands. and determined to work every utilized efficiently USN recruit center with an 85 why he is fighting, but who
else h rd as he does him Vice Admiral A. Andrews, for
<
one as in all tests. gives up his life inarticulately
JACK PRICE: I knew a fellow self-maybe he wants to hasten (ret), will be chairman of the average his country.
once who was paralized for life by board. Until recently Adm., An- -':
this job so he can get back to "Friday I saw an American Infantryman -
doing something funny. This friendof 'ole Atlanta. drews served as Commander, East- face down
good dead
mine was stopping in a small ern Sea Frontier.The Women's Reserve Is Now lying
It is no small wonder that Mrs. with arms extended and a rifle in
town hotel in South Carolina. of the
up Pattie F. Bennett was working so primary purpose his hand facing toward the enemy
There wasn't any running 'vater so enthusiastically during the Bond Navy Manpower Survey Board, Open To Marines' WivesWives "lIe was one figure in an open

he had to pour the water from a Rally for on Dec. 1 her grandson, Mr. Knox explained, is to insurean field. But he was not alone. I felt
into wash bowl he Its of enlisted men in the Ma-
pitcher a so Thomas Dickson Bennett arrivedin economical use of personnel. that besides his body ought to
could wash his face. Then he being created at this time be- rine Corps now are eligible to join "
of Mrs. Bennett's
the home son, stand 130000.000 Americans.
poured the ater in the bed and Charles Fontaine cause the initial phase of the the organization's women's reserve
Lt. and Mrs. sjii
threw himself out the window and Navy's expanding shore organization according to Captain C. H. Schaefer --
New Mex-
was paralyzed for life. Bonnett in Albuquerque. and mobilization work is nearing Marine procurement officer in Leave ?
ico. In order that a bond for the Coming Up
WIMPY DAVIS: I have a habitof completion. Jacksonville.The .
turning: on the light when I baby might head Tuesday's list I, -,-a ban was lifted for wives of

leave a room. Then I have to Pattie Bennett phoned Mr. Quinaon men below the rank of second lieutenant here's A Tip

back and turn it.off. Why do Monday night then was waiting but still applies to wives of
go A and R Teams
early next morning to fill out the commissioned officers he added. Numerous instances have occurred -
? I dunno.
I do it
when the Bond Office of train peddlers violatln
, LARRY : vlING: I was telling application Battle For Title ---"=!.-
I' opened. Congraulations Grand )PA ceiling prices for food bevW""
the story of a fellow with a Slw's' No Flirt
? mom Bennett. rages, cigarettes etc. No more
Metal Machines 3A and Engine
broken leg. I told it so realisticallythat
I all 'the -ems. Craft Overhaul will clash for the lie: Going my way babe than the maximum price should be

myself limped until ask way Not FitIt's title of the A and R inter unit She: Sir the public street ia no paid for these commodities purchased
the shop someone
ed across me how I hurt my leg. all a man can do nowadaysto touch ball league Friday at 1530on place to arrest a girl-who live' at in dining cars and trains.

get the bate necessities of life Mason Field. There were 18 nS:, Central Park Avenue, Circle Vendors- are required by law to

So friends the next time you and then it Isn't fit to drink. teams in the inter unit league. 9-0412. publicly display price ceilings.



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Have Visited ,'. Gets $12,454In

Here "'....... ,
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'; By Uobert Meyer, T2c ,' Community War Chest fund

If you're waiting for the sound was swelled by $12,454 as result
k of bells, the crunch of snow underfoot S of the recent appeal to civilians
r or the beat of reindeer hoofson and personnel of the Station.
the barracks roof as a sign' @ / Appointed by the Commandantthe
C:' thJit Christmas has come-you're o +trat szs committee carried out its fund
: off the beam Bub-because the Upper Left When a fella needs a friend (or at least a helper) may be what Dick O'Neill, Sic is thinking raising program in a drive which
I season has "came". as he helps WAVE Beatrice Moesta, RM3c with her Christmas shopping. Kay Hoover is the clerk took place within the past two
'",' Get a bearing: on Ship's Service about to make the Bale which apparently means another package for the burdened Sailor. Upper Right. weeks.
anytime now and head in. The Who said Sailors spent all their spare time reading the Bluejacket's manuel* This group arrived on the The Naval Air Technical Train-
-.. scene early and apparently have the situation well in hand. Lower. L. A Gall, S2c center wants to know Ing Center contributed $1,664.35to
whether "it's better than the other one," while clerk Mary Smith is ready with reassuring advice. lead the field of thirty-six con-
Bargain Listed tributors. Assembly and Repair

Ships Service will offer a weekly of main station, was second witha
bargain during the Christmas I'I'N. A. O. T. C. Stainless Steel total of 161513.
Shopping Season in the merchan Among the other leaders were:
dise store. The item for this weekis .e Welfare department and Student
the officers Dobbs Cap with RoundupA Plane May Soon Officers Mess, each $1,000; Marine
braid and fitings priced at $9.11. Barracks $963 and Squadron VPB
Column Of News
t 2 (1)) 61679.

t crowd at the merchandise counter; And Comment From Be Used By NavyThe Yard TOTAL Department, CONTRIBUTIONS*305.50
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the glitter and sparkle of holiday Personnel Department 50.38
. decorations, and the stock of Other StationsNAS first large size airplane of Personnel (Labor Board) 61.00
Christmas gifts on display leaveno Ordnance & Gunnery 125.05
stainless steel construction ever I VO-VCS (OTU) No 1 15S40:
doubt. Christmas has come to DeLAND, FLA.-Chaplain put into production is now under- Aircraft Delivery Unit 7055Ship's
the Jacksonville Naval Air Stationbut going flight tests. The I Store Ashore 3070
Birger J. C. Johnson was the guest plane, built Medical Unit 10108:
completely. Speaker at the Lions Club in De- under Navy contract by Edward G. QUESTIONS Marine Barracks 963.00
No Ration Points Needed Land last week where he spoke on Budd Manufacturing Company of I, Commandant's Office 207.00
1. Elmer Davis director of OWI, Office 7C6t
All this week WAVES, sailors "The Chaplains and Their Work." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a Student Transportation Officers T-2: T-3 43.08
and marines (both kinds) have Chaplain Johnson told of the many twin-engined cargo carrier of unusual recently suggested that a regular I Ens. Ruth CortwrlKht HO.00
construction.Tests government release on a vital Supply' & Accounting Dept. 480.87Disbursing
milled about the merchandise section duties of a chaplain, explainingthere
home front subject be preparedeach Office I (Ad. Bldg.) 35:50
: of the ship like a hungry mob was one chaplain for every though incomplete, indi- Shore Patrol 32.00
month. What the
at a Marshall Field Bargain Day 1250 men in the services. He cate that the intended use of the was subject Chaplains' Office *M.00Squadron
Bale. For that matter, you'll find pointed out that the men of the plane will be realized. ? T-4 IOC:00VPB2
almost everything here that mightbe Armed Forces are having ample Except for plywood doors and 2. Tests made at the Taylor Communication(OTU) No.Dept 2 56fi 40 92 10
on sale in that great Chicago opportunity to develop their spirit- interior floors, the airplane is built Model Basin proved that our air- Tan Dept. '500.00
etore. In fact, we'll offer a bet ual needs and many are finding anew entirely of stainless steel. craft carriers could go through the Ships Service. 75.10:
A & R Naval Personnel 524.14
that you can't buy an electric ra- comfort of mind in their Navy Gets A FirstIt Panama Canal How about the Civil SerUce tng 5OO.00
zor in many places except your chosen religion is unusual, also, in the at- ocean liner, Queen Mary? Public Works Dept 4T8 25
own Ship's Service store. He outlined the plan whereby all tention given to details of cargo. I 3. On a cloudy day do you set Crew Physical Disbursing' Training 43.75VPB2 76.00
..- What a Christmas, sailor! chaplains had to be fully endorsedby handling. This will be the first the diaphragm opening of your (1) (Lt. Comdr. Klnchley) 61679:
.what a Christmas. their congregations and then airplane that the Navy has obtained camera at 16, 8, or f3.5 to admit Student Officers Mess 100000
To add emphasis to that statement pass the physical and other stand- which was designed entirely the most light I Aviation Assembly Training& Repair(Clvman.4000 1615.13
here's a partial list of Items ards of the service prior to being with cargo handling, loading, and 4. Steve Lach was the Great Welfare Dept 1.000.Oi.
you can find at one of the four accepted. He stated that future transportation as its primary mis- Lakes Bluejacket Mho threw the Cash Donation .56;
station merchandise chaplains are then sent to school sion. Other Recruit Center 42G.52
shops. Navy cargo planes long pass In the closing seconds Commissioned Officers Mess 50000
(WARNING: Don't send this list by the Army or Navy for a train- have been adaptations of personnel I which handed Notre Dame its* Naval Air Tech. Training Cent 1661.35 .
home if you wish to keep the ing period. transports or combat types. only defeat of the fteaaon. What $1"W4.33
women folks from going mad with Tw Pratt and Whitney engines college did he attend and la what 'iiiiINavy
envy.) NAS, VERO BEACH, FLA. power the plane. year did he make All Americaji? -
Briefly, beside the electric shav- Any enlisted man may take. his Other details of cargo capacity, 5 The major feature of the Purchases Wrist
ers that are almost as extinct as resent for his girl. his mother his range. speed construction and night skies in December is what
the Dodo bird, there are woolen father, his brother:his sister or his performance are nof-revealed at planet. Watches for Pilots

1 blankets, linen sheets, towels, friend to any one of the Officers' the present\, time. 6. You know what a sequin is, Bureau of Aeronautics has Initiated
leather and canvas luggage, woolen -' wives at the Gift wrapping counterIn Under the contract, part of the but what is a sequoia? procurement of wristwatches
-- sweaters, metal plastic and Ship's Service and have his output of the planes will be for the 7. What is the job of the new for distribution to all
1 .ooden decorative and useful table- gift wrapped free of charge. The Army and part for the Navy. 15th Air Force Naval aviators Naval observersand
'- op I Christmas paper and seals are fur- When the aircraft has been fully 8. Just where and how would Naval pilots Watches will
I gifts.Get A Load Of This 'I nished free--so take this opportu- tested and accepted, the Navy's In- you make use of: a SpaAfeh windlass I I be issued in accordance with joint

Jewelry, pearls, pins, pencils, nity and really have your gifts tended use for it is in the fleetof a gooseneck, a dress board t I Bureau of Aeronautics and Bureau
dome up in a fancy way this Christ'I air camera under 9, The Alamo
pens, rings, cosmetics, military cargo oper is located in what .. of Supplies and Accounts circular
brush and comb sets, dolls, games, mas. ation of the Naval Air Transport city, and for what heroic sacrifice I letter of April 6, 1943, which is
nM | saJsVl -LM Service, which follows the fleet to does it stand
uniform accessories watches, ,j being amended to provide for ad-
clocks and everything that makes all parts of the world. 10. Do we have more national I. dition of wrist watches to optional!
for Christmas pleasure and that Wedding Bells For Two Years In CompetitionBudd parks, national monuments, or national items of flight clothing listed on
makes a bargain hunter turn green Manufacturing Company cemeteries? enclosure (A) thereof
with envy. began preliminary engineeringwork (ANSWERS ARE PRESENTEDON Delivery is to be made by the
If the home folks live far Northof 9 Couples In WeekNine on the new plan on the day PAGE 8) contractor to Aviation Supply Annex .
Florida, why not consider the after Pearl Harbor, and later received Norfolk; Aviation Supply An-
prospects of fresh fruit on their weddings were conductedat I a contract from the Navy. nex, Oakland; and Naval Aircraft
festive board at the holiday season chapels on this Station from steel Budd built its three-nlace original stainless Chemical Takes Salt Factory, Philadelphia, in a 40-40-
? Ship's Service will take your, 27 November through 6 December plane, a amphibian -' 20 ratio.
named the "Pioneer in 1929. Out Of Salt
WaterA
'-Oil
order and :have freshfromthetreecitrus They were: 27 November: JosephT. This airplane is now mounted be-
fruit, tangerine, oranges Price, Jr., and Louise Tyler; fore the Franklin Institute inI I new chemical that takes the Commercial Bulletins "
.and grapefruit, in decorative baskets Robert A. Swain and Loma L.
salt
Philadelphia. deadly out of sea water in 20 FOB SALK
boxes or crates, cent directto Herring; 29 November: R. C. '
--as minutes and permits a flier to car- 38 Buick 3-donr sedan. Body and
their home from the Florida Neeley and Betty Fay Kearns ry the makings of a 14-day supply tires In excellent condition. Radio. ; 'I
groves. 4 December: Elbert C Jackson, Game Stuff ot life-sustaining drinking waterin 1625 cash Phone Ext. 416 Lieutenant :
Furthermore, the special order Jr., and Edith P. Wright; RussellW Molter: "I took my gal to a his rubber life-raft has been Guttl1nt.'35 Pontiac. Good Urea Good condi ,1
department at the Main Side store, Shannanhouse and Barbara J. barn dance recently and she gave recommended by the Naval Medical tion. Call Lt. (,fir) .t*>yle at 2-0636. ;
wUl buy you anything from a suite Winther; James Paul McCovern me the same old stall!" I Research Institute. LOUT

J. furniture for "parlor, bedroom : and Gloria Farnham; 5 December: It is already in production, the 179.Doe's probably harness In Station vicinity tag of number station
,_ bath," to a pint-sixed bottle of William J. Bivens and Louise B. Doris K. Logan; 6 December: JohnS. climax of more than a year of all- hnuning area. Finder please contact V
I Continued On Pare J./IM/ Coran! ; Weldon A. Iteeder and Dvorak and Hildegarde Boerner. out research. St.(;BM or at lit. .w. Beeler 47ij. at 14158 ChttdI -


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Editorial Offices SfharQin ofitNe.

Public Relations Office-, Room 221 CHINA'S PEACE AIM ondVieujs romStatforv

Administration Annex, Bldg 951 ]'UNLESS REAL WORLD OPERATION .

Telephone Extension 8512 REPLACES BOTH ISOLATIONISM AND ; I
The JAX AIR NEWS Is published weekly at the U. S. ; ]
Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, by the Public IMPERIALISMTHERE WILL BE NO L .
Relation Office at no expense to the government. Copies LASTING SCCURITY'y
are distributed free of charge to enlisted I and other Naval

.personnel.Ktatlon at at Lee the d Cecil Air Fields Station, and ,the Naval auxiliary Air Gun air W HIANG HAI-gHEt f By Commander ]H. It. Marken, (ChC), USN

ner's School. Distribution Is also made to the Headquarters I,
of the Naval Air Operational Training Commandand Christmas CarolsEach
the Naval Air Technical Training Center. r'y
I year the Christmas season Is ushered In by
Rear Admiral Andrew C. McFall. USN ,
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training IM I ', the singing of Christmas carols and hymns, and wehear
again the familiar and ever beautiful songs of
Captain Arthur Gavin USN. Christmas which have been handed down throughthe

Jacksonville Commandant Naval Air Station centuries, sung In every tongue and by every
.t %a. nation
Captain John J. Malley (MC), L'SN 1
Commanding Officer An ancient and lovely custom is this singing of
U. S. Naval Hospital Christmas carols, in the streets of our towns and
/ by r cities, in our homes and churches and schools. It
Captain Joseph B Lynch, A-VG), L'SNR: '
Commanding' Officer AUSTRALIA'S MOST MODERNHOSPITALNASBEENTURNWOVER harkemi; back to the days of old, when carols were
Natal Air. Technical Training Center sung in the streets by waifs and minstrels, when
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Commander Edward E. Dolecek, USN, EXCLUSIVELY TO U.S. DOUGHBOYS Ii'. s the Yule log burned on the health, holly and mistletoe -
F"y the Christmas candles the
Commanding Officer AND SAILORS WITHOUT ONI CENT tr gleamed among ,
Naval Air Gunner's School J boar's head was paraded in grand procession, and
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COS TTOUSTAXPAYERSQT p p.y 1 '' made the festive and
Lieut Col Chester L. Gawne USMC (Ret), wassail songs glad Joyful.
Commanding Officer. OF RECIPROCAL lENO-IEASE) *. Christmastide. .
Marine Barracks Surviving with all of these picturesque traditions'"

Lieut Col. WIIIIIm--r-: : : Evans. USMC (Ret). of Christmas are the carols themselves, with their
Commanding Officer quaint words and delightful melodies. Preserved to
Marine Aviation Detachment us are these original Christmas carols, composed in

Commander'llliam H. A hrord, Jr., USN, almost every tongue-Latin, English, French, Anglo.
Commanding Officer Saxon German, Italian, Spanish, and many oth-
IT WAS THE FAMOUS EQURTH,
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Green Cote SpringsCommander in their
folk charming quaintnessand
NOLAN DIVISION THAT CAPTURED erssimple songs
William O. Burch, USN, ixV NAZI GENERAL VON ARNIM naivete, with a reverent gayety which only
Commanding Officer suggests the religious. For a carol, in its true
:Xaval Air Station, Cecil Field IN TUNISIAI
._ Auxiliary meaning, is a song in which a religious theme is
treated in a familiar and festive manner. A hymnis
The JAX AIR NEWS receives Servicemateiial.
Camp Newspaper
devotional. So it is that of our
essentially many
Republication of credited matter prohibited .
without permission of CMS War Department 205 E.Teheran '. '. more familiar Christmas songs, such aa "0 Little
:'nd St.. N. Y. C Town of Bethlehem", "It Came Upon the Midnight

Clear" and others which commonly designate
-- - -- we
as carols, are not in the true sense Christmas carols,
Declaration Mother Proud of Son Who Was but rather Christmas hymns.

President Roosevelt Premier Stalin and We like to think that the first carol ever sung
,
Willing To Die For Country was bv the angel chorus on that first Christmas
Prime Minister Churchill have met, agreed eve. nearly two thousand years ago when "Glory be j

and made a public declaration of their "com- The following letter written bya always about his- work, how he to God on high, and on earth peace, goodwill to f fmen"
More than that i caroled the fields of Bethlehem.But I
mon understanding.: v>edo mother Mho lost!' her non In an I loved it, especially planes. was over
not yet know what other plans were madeto it is not until the thirteenth century that we
I I'm still not I
airplane accident during training sorry signed up the carol and
find the beginning of true Christmas ,
smash the Axis and bring a speedier victory at for him to join the Navy, he was Here the friars
Jackson\llle- Naval Air Sta- i Italy is its birthplace. gatheredaround
to the United Nations. certainly crazy about it and if I St. Francis of Assist, tried to humanize the
lon, via addressed to the Commandant I
had 15 more boys to give I'd want
it if story of the gospel and composed songs about the
Perhaps, is better that way. For we
: them in the 'avy. I am so proud
birth of Christ, which they sang around a crecheor
knew more so would the enemy. And it's just Kind Sir: I of my boy that he was willing to tableau, depicting the surroundings of the holy

not in keeping with military security to let You'll) never kr how glad I die for his country. He was buried manger. A Franciscan, named Jacopone da Todi,
with full honors the
your opponent know in advance just what military by was the first writer of carols.
was to get your letter of Nov 4 American Legion Post here.
steps you intend to take to defeat him. It is telling me some of the details of I received the papers you told From Italy the carol spread to Spain, France,
just common sense under any circumstances. I me you would send me.. Also have England, and Germany, where it retained- its folk
my precious boy's death, and
sim-
you song qualities of legendary lore and childlike
the Bill of Lading for his personal
The importance of the Teheran Declara- may rest -sured your letter wasa belongings. Please write me how plicity, with a strange mingling of reverence and

tion, however, is real and significant, never- great consolation to me as wellas much William lacked finishing his genial mirthfulness The French Noel began to

theless. It destroys the last hope for Ger- his brother and sister. We all flight training. Also would he appear in the fifteenth century as did the Christ-

to win the since they have already have gotten his Gunnery Insignia? mas carols in England, where they ranged from
many peace, hate so bad to give him up and charming lullabies to riotous drinking songs. Dur-
If couldn't I have it? Please
lost the The Nazis had countedon it is hum so
nature to
war only grieve the for and ing the Reformation, the true carols with their spon-
bringing disunity between the Allied nations for our dead; but not as those who let answer me thank questions you again from me the taneity and festive element disappeared, to be replaced -
and of their work have no hope for he was a good later by the more sedate and devotional
some unfortunately, Christian boy and never gave me bottom of my heart for your kindness
has been carried on among us by some mis- any trouble and I have had to be to me, his heart broken mother. lymns. .
guided Americans.The father and mother to 6 children, Everybody has been so kind The beginning of the eighteenth century marks
3 and the escort that came with him the transition from the true carol to the more dignified -
3 for 17
boys, girls,
world knows now that Russia, Britain William's father died years.when he couldn't have been kinder and and solemn Christmas hymn. "While Shepherds -

and the United States stand solidly together, was 4. years old. Guess that's the sweeter to me than if I had been Watched Their Flocks by Night", "Hark!
his own mother, he is surely a the: Herald Angels Sing", and "Adeste Fideles" belongs -
not only on the prosecution of the war but reason-it's so hard to give him up.
"
swell and the to this period. "Adeste Fideles", or 0 Come,
He boy we family as a
in the "determination that nations shall was so p'-clous to me, but I
our realize whole love him so much. Hope All Ye Faithful", was composed probably In France
work together in the peace that will follow.] than millions it's war of, and other I am mothers no better that some day we can have him in our about 1700 and is perhaps best beloved of the Christ- ,

Prior to the meeting at Teheran a similar have these tragedies every day and home as a real guest. mas hymns. The nineteenth century brought the
beautiful "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht", also "O
Thanking :you again
I am so thankful still
boy was
agreement was reached with the leader of my
Little Town of Bethlehem", written by our Phillips
in the states He was to Sincerely yours,
so good
the Chinese, and the Japanese Imperialistswere write to me and his'letters were WILU.I'SIOTJlER.: : Brooks and inspired by a Christmas eve spent by
told of what to expect in the future. him.. in Bethlehem. .
Thus the Christmas carols have lived through the '-0
The United Nations are then in truth really
A Sfii/or's/
PrayerI centuries. And so, on Christmas eve, as the candles
united. Now, let us see what the gangster bum in our windows, in remembrance of the Star of ..-..a
aggressors will do next. What is there left I lay me down tb sleep Bethlehem and we hear youthful voices caroling 'l

for them to do? In storm-tossed bunk on ocean's deep; these old familiar songs let us rejoice that we are
--'- I If I should die before I wake, reserving ideals and traditions which will be for ,I
I pray another's hand will take ever the heritage of every Christian nation.
Take Care The torch I took from fallen hands
Of Flanders Fields and other lands, -

The Personnel Officer has just released Pearl Harbor and Corregidor, Dear Mom: ;
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The Solomons and more. :=J
rules and regulations which"it would be well many 'r

for to heed while YOUR LETTER '
you you are enjoying your Do not-waste time in idle tears- ,
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holiday leave.Don't let the misunderstanding They have not slept these many years, .. -- 1
of some of the provisions spoil your Those men in Flanders Fields who died I forgot to tell you that I saw "Stage Door Can-

Christmas this That men in Freedom, side by side, It-en" the -other night and it sure was one swell ;
season year. Might live in unity and peace. picture. Boy, I wish they had something like that
Check and recheck your train or bus Let not your endless vigil cease down in these parts. Everything free and suef .

schedules because traffic, as you well know, .. When war is won, free men restored, beautiful girls as dates. .
will be heavy. An extra day has been granted Lest some dictator lift his sword You know we get to see movies on this stat
Again to smite a sleeping world. almost every night of the week before you civilians
to plus eight hours in order to al-i
you, ,
when have Vic-
p Let Freedom's Banner stay unfurled > do. And we don't have movies we
Jow for lateness of trains and schedules. But
And guard the peace our might will win- tory Smokers-something like a vaudeville or stage
that doesn't mean that you should make Else we slxill, join our comrades in fhow-and different USO shows that come down

your plans to take a train which is scheduledto That restless sleep beyond the grave this way, too.I .
bring into Jacksonville about 30 min- Until the world itself can save. forgot to tell you in my last two letters that
you Frank Buck know the to
you guy that used "Bring
,. utes before you are due to check in at the These thoughts have I so far from home, 'Em Back Alive," is going to be down here. Funniest

O.O.D.'s office. You well know that you will) On ocean's endless white-flecked foam, thing, we wore those Frank Buck hats down

never make it and end up at mast instead.So __ Of you, the friends I'm fighting for. here this summer and the favorite gag on the sta-
it's worth while to plan Please, God, make this the end of war tion was to call everybody who had one on "Frank
you see your For all] mankind. Help those who live Buck." And now only a few months later we're goingto

transportation during your leave intelli- To win the peace, and so to giveA have a chance to see the real McCoy.
gently. It will make you happier and the better life for every one-- Say Mom, while I think of it. Just Ignore this

people who are waiting to see you during this An end to strife with sword and gun Mary Lou gal. I finally found out why she only
went out with me on the fifth and twentieth of

holiday season. Before to sleep,. just one more thing, every month. It never crossed my mind that those
'This is war, and things are tough enough Dear God, a message you could 'bring I'' I were the days I get paid. That's Just like women

Don't make them worse by deliberately To friends at home, to You 80 near- '. for you I'm sure glad Margie ain't like that.

ting yourself in trouble. :My mom and dad and wife so dear: I'm having a good time down here though, Mom,

---- --..-. If I should die before I wake, and learning plenty that will sure come in handy
. -- You win the peace for Freedom's sake! after the war is over. And with the government
Good Shipmate Then I shall not have died in vain making all those plans for us returning service1l,..
And You won't have to fight again. men, I guess we'll be pretty well taken ""
One of the genuine; pleasures of sea duty to learning when we come back cart

the meaning and earning the name ot a "good. Major H'U/Mm Robb, Lieu!. (J9)/ VSNR Your loving son,
. 8h jpmate."-.QUONSET SCOUT :r I t.OSI'ORT MAC
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por in Fran('('. Two other things
about Mrs Bennett Is that she has
open- two boys, in the service and is one
four of the civilian correspondents for
I Coun- the Jax: Air News Good work.

M 1t i patrio- Pattie.
I the
I works Seaman Morris Schneiderman
War writes this column with a very
to buy timely suggestion He feels that
I of sun- the station here can further aid
., the war effort by saving all waste
Hula paper, and have them picked up by
trucks for proper use in war pio-
Her duction. He recommends that the
M, A.'s of all barracks be made
dance responsible for the collection of this
high paper and have it ready for the
all trucks when they arrive.
t it was : "// paper is so vital to the war
; )' effort,"' Schneiderman writes, "u hy
9 !' to must lie in service' be so neglectful
And in what seems so small a deed to
tJt :U'Ii ; __ hula do."'
ANSWER: I checked with proper
.
the authorities and learned that
qt <
of the plans are now being made tq establish
' the exact routine that Seaman -
':. I Sthnelderman has
:?". .,. <1 ... siiggefcted./
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t I Ci:s- Although this I is all unofficial, It
! One of the highlights of the "A. & R. Bond Follies" which was presented by A. & In seems pretty certain that very little
Thursday and Friday was the hula dance performed by four civilian girls and one East paper will be wasted on this
in action here are left to right) : Maxine Deem, Kitty Deem, Arlene Jones and Ruth I station. In the meantime, It may
bone player in the center who is providing the syncopation is John Kuhn, S2c, a man- i I be a good idea for all of us to
his A. & R. Swing Tars. Norma Pendleton, Y2c, who learned to do the hula while in for keep this "paper saving idea" on
presentxhen this picture was taken. I our mind and cooperate In every
I to find way to make waste paper into
I right, March". "Column left, duty, and N of ammunition that will bring quicker
Breezes March". "Rinht oblique, March." Get that?" tails'.r as a victory to our cause.
"Left oblique, March". "Squad'sRight" I """'ell, I still ( pretty I
Humor From are, replied ORCHIDS--To the five WAVESat
Salty Feather Merchant: (in rear I sounds Jntf'rp in the A. & R. who sold more than
Here And There rank), "After all that he finally over" $30,000 worth of Bonds for Pearl
admits it" came Harbor Day. They did all the pa-
"
Wrong" OneVisitor. I RetirementA known per work:, handled the money and
: "Are you the Executive I And Then Some sailor's en- ended up without a single cent
Officer? I have a grandson serving -I A colored soldier with the AEI" i expired. A friend up her short. The girls are Virginia VI-
on this Base." got into a poker game with some he thought of rath- vkov, Jeanne Miller, Jan Plummer,
Exec: Yes, madam. He's awayon British doughbojs. Picking up his "Just this "Buy Rowena Bumgarnes, and Audrey
leave just now-attending your I.I cards he found four beautiful aces going to put an her Lilies. 1
funeral.'* With bated breath he waited for der and start I _
and walking Mates, I have two
---- the open. At last a Tommy tossedIn autographed
Ytomun Knows a bill. "I'll make It a pound." me and asks, the pictures of Joan Leslie, our pin-up
: ',' Baffled but confident, the Negro you've got over of girl, in my desk If any of you
Chief: (to the crack marching Then I'm much want them
tlf'clart"Clh don't know how going one of just step up
0141/", The Personnel Office Gang" ), )"all count money over here-butAh'll down there until to the Administration Annex, Room
S "by the right flank March" "By raise you a ton." 221, Remember, though first come,
the left flank, March. "Column ----- -- '-ii Publicity Hound who first served t
--- but
Coals to NewcastleWhen Hubert, the
down the just!' You missed something if you
JLucby Spaniel; a British sailor at the Hol lengths in front t she didn't buj a Bond at the A. & It.
lywood Canteen complained abouta down strike" : pro last Friday. According to the most
sore throat, a solicitous hostess Bonds. reliable reports, some of the hula
asked, "Have you ever"tried garg- ey"I'm slouing ( hat'I' girls awarded every bond purchaser
ling with salt water finish' : replied In' with! a shower of kisses .
8. I "Lady, are you asking me? I profile is served SMOKING LAMP'S: OUT.
came the reply "I've been torpedoed "'
the sidi
I right
R threee times. I
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Some Hoot
f Obey Orders Doctorhow
The OD, touring the galley, halted Hoot: I wasn't
the recruit who was carrying a Doctor: No, no
soup kettle. constipate?
"Here, let me taste that," the Hoot: No, sir
OD barked. The recruit obediently Doctor ( !

'- .... supplied a ladle man-don't you
I
'. "Do you call that soup?" he English?
roared, sputtering. Hoot: The hell
"No, sir," was the meek reply- I ---
"that's dish water"
'_ Bill Easiness/
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While ,
By Any Other Name the hobo '
The blue-Jacket pUked up the ued at 1('. He
\\'edon't know about the dog telephone and dialed a number. to the nearest
but you'll get a look at the gal Hello, balmy, this Is Gideon." teller:
who happens to be Lucille Ball "'\\lio?" asked the girl. Hobo: "By
when you see "Thousands Cheer" "Gideon," he answered please cash this
at the Main Station Theatre this "I can't understand )'ou." am a \erii busy
Sunday. She Is one of the many "Listen." said the bailor. "It's such a hurry" honey who will give you an eyeful at the
six foot lovelies who are featured Gideon-O for gin, I for Ice, I) Teller: "And I be shown at the Main Station Theatre on
in the picture. for drink, E for excess' 0 for off it, sir, heads or Mare

"

Male Call by Milton Caniff, creator of "Terry and the Pirates" Bagged By A J.A.G.D.v'


MISS LACE, DITCH I'M ONERWWELMEB WHAT FOR JUS KSAO "ANY PROPRIETOR, MAN4.3EC OK
THEM DOUGHNUTS OF COURSE, SEVERAL DIPJA BRINKS< SOT I FOUND EMPLOYEE ,OF A THEATER 'O1Z:: QTHE
."-,..'. AM' LETS YOU AN'BUT J PROMISED" \ TO ME T MISS IN TH BOOK I PLACE OF Fmi' ENTKWINMENT
X ME 60 OUT5IPE AN' BREAK( A CAN OF SPAM LACE'S; BOOTH : -THEN DO Y' WHO DISSEMINATES; : AGAINST ANY

NECK FOR ABOUT ON'EG? A NEW SECONPLIEUTENANT. \r L 't{ POOTY' PERSON LAWFULLY WSARiMS THE '
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30 MINUTES.! !' UNIFORM OF THE U.6. ARMY NAVY,

COAST GUARD OC MAKING COP, -
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I; Seaman' Guard Touch Football Team Is Station Champ r rT '





T I Winners WereUnbeaten Bowling Leaders See Strikes Ahead ,

In .


Playoff RoundA


surprisingly strong Seaman ,
Guard eleven which entered the Cr.
Commandant's Cup touch football
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playoffs as an underdog: clinched ..,.,...,+ a
the Station championship by piling:

#: By Edmund Walsh, Y2' up a 30 to 6 win over SquadronVPB
2 (2) last Saturday. [

During the playoffs the Seaman (
question of whether a major league player is also a Guard paced by such star perform :

major league football player may never be decided in the ers as Lyons, Piezerka, Shoneman, ,

case of young Eddie Lyons. Cox. of the Seaman Guard. Warwick, McCullough and Castles, S3
-- ten i
won straight games defeating iU
'As deft in finding his tafget

with the pig- Dinner And Arena STANDINGS S
W L r
skin as he is Seaman Guard 10 0 twk
Recruit Center 6 1 '
in settling a Bouts Are On Tap AlIs'mbly and Repair 5 1 ,
\'M Hanltar' 5 2 I
t yam,,, throw from Dlspt'nsary 2 21
second base For NAS FightersIt's VPfl21(2)I I z 4 4VPII .. r

into a first SSA 2 (1) 15 1 4 S

saC 'er"a glove, Turkey for the winners and Boathouse 0 5 ,:

Lyons is solid runners up In the recent Station \ ; e

timber for a boxing tournament. The gobbler each of the other ten teams which I ba
college educa- will be served with all the well gained the playoff rounds. '

tion in foot- known trimmin's at a sports din- In the win over VPB 2 (2)) the
Eddie Lyons ball. Young ner in the Seminole Hotel next Guard's touchdowns came on two:
Tuesday night at 1800. passes, two runs and an interception.
Eddie however thinks differ- Harold Herrin left of Station and Berke, of the
After the dinner, Lieut. Ray- Lyons pased to Castles for: Directory Sonny
ently. He places baseball first Personnel Office are the foremost pin smashers in the enlisted men's
mond Forsberg, Asst. Welfare offi- thirty yards for the first score.
and intends to have his crack cer, has made plans for the fighters : Piezerka raced seven yards around Fall Bowling league Herrin who recently turned in a high game of
I 231, has an of 186. Berke, one of the best spot bowlers on
average
Jxt the majors when the war to attend the Tuesday evening end and Warwick went two yardson
the station, is currently running a 184 average.
boxing show at the arena down- a quarterback sneak for the
is over. town. The entire party will be I ground tallies. Completing the
Sure, he heard about such guests of Jimmy Murdock who : scoring. McCullough intercepted a Pensacola Has
Combination college football andtNueball sponsors local civilian fights. pass and went 35 yards for a, Lily Bowl Game Is

players as Ace Parker, Included in the group who will touchdown and Piezerka passed 18
attend are winners in both the yards to Shoneman. VPB talliedon Basketball PlansThe
Itf Texas Chandler, of
: ; Spurgeon novice and senior divisions and i a :30-yard heave from Smith to Set For 2 January
Georgia; Sammy Baugh, of Texas runners up. Present will be winners Brown.In "Gosport," newspaper at the

Christian; Beatie Feathers, of Johnny McCan Seaman its two other windup contests, BERMUDA.-Bermuda's second Pensacola Naval Air Station, reports
Tennessee and Klggs! Stephensonof Guard Boathouse Seaman Guard downed the Boat-
Willie
; Scaggs, annual "Lily Bowl" football game that the Station will be rep
Alabama, but young EOdiedoesn't Leo VPB 2 Joe Lan- house 18 to 6 and 12
the
Geary, ((1) ; Hospital between the U. S. Army and U. S. resented by a basketball team this
want to make the<<'l stopover -
caster, Recruit Center; Steve Star- to 6. In the Boathouse game
will be
Navy forces stationed here Games will be
for a college education rick Ken Keller, Dick Lee and Piezerka lateralled to Wilson who 2. winter. played on
I played Sunday, January
Baseball Is going to be my Fred DeFranco, Seaman Guard; went 30 yards to set up the first week-ends at the Station gym
l>u< ine%!s when the war Is over," Jimmy Wismer, A and R; and mark Warwick passed to Shone- Introducing American football to nasium.
the Seaman Guard,kid star pointed Ritchie Mendoza and PFC Bill man for 15 yards and Piezerka the Islands last year, the Soldierswon The "varsity" quintet will be I,
out. Tve been playing It Workman of VPB 2 (1)). chucked one to Mallory. Boathousecame a 1J9-18 victory over the Sail-
ors before 7,500 made up of the best players from I
and persons.
since I remember
ever can Runners up who will also sharein through with one trip into
got my biggest! chance when the festivities are: Lloyd Sawyer, pay dire when Brunson passed to The "Lily Bowl" game is the the ranks of officers and men of i
Washington Senators took me to VPB 2 (1)), Gerald Green, Recruit Cook, good:: for 18 yards. .only opportunity for American all units aboard the Station.
spring training with them in Center; Benny Allen, Seaman The Hospital game threw a scare servicemen stationed here to see Practice is already underway at ,
1912. Guard; Bill Morse arid Paul My- into the Guardsmen but Piezerka America's favorite fal Isport Uni- the Corpus Christi! Naval Air Station I I
"They want me back when the rehn, V 5 Tarmacs; Fletcher Mad- iced the win when he intercepted forms for the two teams are being where the Comets have booked
Mar is ended and I'm anxious to lock, Recruit Center; Jimmy Collins' pass with seconds to go, supplied by Fordham University, games with foes in the Southwest
play for Ossie Bleuge, one of the Brown, Mickey Finn and Red Mc- taking it 12 yards for the victory the university having abandoned' conference and with Service teams
finest men rye ever met In ba/ e- Cann, Assembly and Repair; Clyde margin, of 12 to 6. The other football for the duration. -- ,
ball. Perry Seaman Guard and Troy scores had come on .Lyons' pass Last year's victorious Army
So when the day comes that the Bohannon, VPB 2 (1)). to Mallory and Collins pass to eleven was coached by First Lieut. Lt Col. Larson Brings Luck

security of the Stars and Stripes The dinner came as a pleasant Coffer. Robert Murphy captain of Georgia Lt. Col. Emory E. (Swede)
la assured Lyons will be heading The battle for second place Tech's 1939 Orange Bowl
surprise to the fighters who par- Larson USMC, as a football play.
back to the diamond. True, he'll ticipated in what turned out to bea looms up between Recruit Center champions, who is expected to be er and then as a coach at Annapolis -
be skipping a chance to attend highly successful initial boxing and Assembly and Repair both of in charge of the Army team again. participated in six Navy
Duke and North Carolina, the two tournament at main "station. COB tinned on pace Rye. CoatinHfd o. 1'are Seven victories over Army.
schools in his home state who --- ----

eport wanted: fortified him to by enter a sheepskin professional, but I Mighty Marine Barracks Football Team Rolls Over All Station OppositionS

he'll be satisfied if he can achievehis I _. _
degree in excellence on the
Diamond. I -
With the Seaman Guard in their I
rush to the Station touchball title,
he has already completed fourteen
touchdown passes. When the Sea-
man Guard were playing tackle
football earlier in the season he
jvsus the kingpin of that eleven. I'V

More than one college<< football
Star has been unheralded until
{discovered playing touchball or
gust In a scrub game George
ft ipp of Notre Dame was one.
Otto Graham, of Northwestern
tvaA the most recent. Gipp's gFi 'SSt
kicking first brought him to e
Rockne's attention<< Graham
flashed brilliantly In fraternity
house. touchball his first year of :
college. Both were Invited out
for their respective college elevens -
and you know the answer. : ; .
T>lpp was All American and Graham :
.has been named on several
second team, All American
squads already.
Perhaps.arn&ft Guard's Ly-
p>ns could prove himself a standout nE a
in the rough going of the .$ t
gridiron Just an he ha done In f
organized ball with Washington F ; Y
find Charlotte.The .

baseball bug sometimes .. > 1 .
bites in an incurable manner.

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A trio of bowlers are dominatingthe S
fall bowling league. Paul
:Moore AMM2c of A and R Instrument -
Shop, has the high three oj> ------ :.:.
frame aeries with a mark of 635. t Harold Herrin, SpM)2c( ) of the team Station league which included seven teams from the Training Center. The Marines, who played their games on Mason field and
Station Directory, has the high in- at Cadet Field won six straight while losing: one and that by forfeit. In this picture, I. to r. First row: are Lt. (jg) John Patrick, Lt L. W.
dividual average with 186 and Warren and Lt J. L. Gresham, who aJong with Capt J. D. Carter coached the team, Lt Col. C. L. Gawne, commanding officer of the Main
Sonny Berke, Y2c, Personnel office Station Marine Detachment Capt. Carter, Lt A. B. Hobts, and Lt (jgII.) E. Iverson. Second row: Edward Cote, Raymond L, Poirier,
is one of the hottest kegleraIn Robert E. Price, Peter P. Marinelli Alfred P Quattrocchi Louis Mondelli and Joseph A Thibault. Third row: Jack Dooley. Vincent '
the league recently turning series Ediva, John Ilkley, John Pleva Gary Gariane, Robert Bridgett and Lt&yd Sexton. Fourth row: Walter C. Twohill, William T. Jordan, A\ _
of 599 and 594. Herrin's high Frank C. Troiano, Joseph F. Campone. James A. Friel and Ray Auld. Fifth row: Martin Noonan, Arthur Rodriquez, Don Gilbert, Andy Cullen .",. -
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preliminary Fights Will Marine Barracks As Pacific War Vets Spoke At A and R



; Begin 4 Jan. at Green CoveThe Officers AreAdvanced ,.



date for the preliminary bouts in the station boxing In RankPromotion

tournament at the Naval-Auxiliary Air Station, Green Cove

Springs, has definitely been set for the night of January 4 Manwarlng, USMCR of Major, executive Edward W.of- xa .

and the enthusiastic Green Cove fans will see a world of ficer of the Marine Barracks and
,
fast action as ten bouts are on the opening card. commanding officer of the aviation : >
casual company, to Lieutenant Col- t
Workouts under the direction or
e
'
onel has just been announced <
f Lieut.; (jg) Al Mann have progress: Are Col. Manwearing joined this K

ed into daily ring action of two Storekeepers command after a tour of duty in

rounds! for all contestants. In ac .. the Southwest Pacific. Before that
dition to their ring time the Gold T4 he was stationed at the Philadel-
For
AA
Slated
Medal hopefuls are working on phia Navy Yard at Quonset Point, '
both: the light and heavy bags R. I, His home is in Reading, '', k:

along with a goodly amount of Clash Pa.Second n
road work. FridayThe Lieutenant John F. Gre-

sham, USMCR, guard company of-
Field Is Closfey Matched ficer and officer
post marksmanship -
the week in the
match of
Coach Al Mann, former ring at the Marine Barracks, has 1
at Duke Uhiversity and a Fall Bowlir league will take been promoted to first lieutenant.

.1' of 100 bouts himself, ac shape tomorrow night at the Main Before coming to NAS Jackson

that right now he couldn Station alleys when the onrushing ville, Lieut. Gresham had tours of

point out a man and say definite! Storekeepers challenge the league duty at Parris Island, S. C., Quan- s k rJa '+x,
o'.her
In ;
that he was a winner in the coning leading T 4 keglers. tico, Va.; Norfolk, Va.; and Birmingham -
Guard meets the
matches Seaman
tournament. Five men are bac Ala.
from last year's excellent squa Boathouse and... Engine Overhaul Lieut. Gresham coached the Marine -
Guard.
but coach Mann says they wiU opposes Ma. Barracks football team which
:have to flash their best stvle to In the Tuesday league the three won the station championship this

stay in there with this year's entries leaders all took 3 games last week. year and is coach of the Marine
Instrument Shop
The first-place basketball team. His home is 1 In

Looking over the new entrant: team paced by Paul Moore with took Ball Ground, Ga. Civilians and Navy personnel heard first hand the story of Pearl
the
635, high ret for season
Coach Mann calls attention to E. Tjj War Bond cam
and
Department's
1 three from Docks & Ferries. Secondplace Harbor when the Assembly Repair
G. Herring who should give his Personnel took VO-VCS, Capt. Duckworth Is paign reached high gear last Thursday and Friday. Pictured here.
opponents plenty of trouble in the 2564 second high team 1. to r. are Lieut. Perry Teaff Comdr. Clarence C. Ray and Lieut.
165 lb. class V. S. Scudiere is a shooting Named Chief of Staff
; for the Sonny Berkeof Comdr. James O. Cobb. Looking on is R. K. Samuelson, organization
series season.
hard at 145 and J.
good, puncher chairman and master of ceremonies.
Personnel just missed 600 Continued From P ee Osa I
looks outstanding tor
J. Halpin again this week with 594. John Ing Squadron Two attached to the .
N. D.
the 125 pounders. Private
Cuzzourt of the Marine Guar Robert had 522.Thirdplace LEXINGTON, afterwards becom-
showed well in a workout with N. Station Directorystill ing air group commander and then Pearl Harbor Bond Drive

W. Featsent, a member of lasyear's looked like the strongest team air officer of that ship.

team. By calling attention; league in taking Marine Disburs- Commended By Secretary Knox I
with total of 2554 for the For service as air officer of the
ing pins
to these new members, he is not
of the other leathe evening. The powerhouse boys LEXINGTON when that carrier At A & R
slighting
any Event
pushers because Lt. (jg) Man; were led by Harold Herrin 577, roically went down in the Coral Was Big!

says if ever a tournament was widopen Dick King 540 and Chuck Fyfe, Sea, Captain Duckworth receivedthe
letter of commendation '
following
522.
it is this one. I
T 4 Beats Boathouse from the Secretary of the In a whirlwind program tha
Sew List, EntriesNew T-4 continued to ride beret in the Navy: was carried to every worker, individually r-
entries during the last week l Friday night league taking three' "The Department has been in- I and collectively, the Assembly Yard Dept.

included the names of Private A. games from Boathouse. The Store- formed of the distinguished service and Repair Department of

G. Clotta of the Marine Guard and keepers scored an upset by taking rendered by ;you as air offer the Jacksonville Naval Air Station News
I Aviation Machinist's Mate thin two games from Engine Overhaul.Red : of the USS LEXINGTON inaction I staged a highly successful Wa;

' class P. J. Weber. Clotta com.3 Burroughs of the Storekeepershad against the Japanese forces i Bond sales campaign last Thursday -

j't I in at 145 and Weber is a Ugh 533. Marine Guard won its in the Coral Sea on May 7 and 8, and Friday as part of the It's good to see Chief Murphy

! heavy at 175.Although first series by taking three games 1942. During and after that battle, I Pearl Harbor cash bond drive. I. from his recent batUe
boxers in all weight divisions from Seaman Guard. Good scores you remained at your post of duty, Feature of the program was the recovering
seem to be of equal talent, were also turned in by Louis Sza- ooly and efficiently directing the big rally held Friday in the mail with the "flu" germ. We are gladto

I ; "fO the welterweight division is truly; bov 506 and George Chichester 510 :functions' of the Air Department, I A. & R. shop, with a bandstand note also that "all hands" in

N"i. a scramble. Four good men coup for Engine OverhauL while exposed to bombs, fragment and speakers' rostrum mounted at the Murphy household who were

.. .:.. be picked! out easily but the trouble : and machine gun fire. When i it the intersection with the malt suffering from the "flu" are new
Y I is. you couldn't say they wouldii Became necessary to abandon ship, corridor. Music, banners and flag:s '
: .Toot be beat by four other good you personally directed and assisted gave the rally both a martial anc well again.
;; :' men. in. the same weight class VF4VF5Lead In in evacuating the wounded and gala air. The master of ceremonie: I Yeoman 2c Margaret Connor baa

:; Fans can look forward to some< hereby: materially contributed to was R. K. Samuelsom. inspector just returned from a 10 day leave

";"" 'mighty good scraps from the 14:5! the reduction of losses to an amaz- in Engine Overhaul who worked which she spent at her home in
t>ounden. Officer BowlingThe I' ngly small number. For the skill, up the bond campaign.The '
New
Elizabeth Jersey
valor and devotion to duty shownon speakers were three members -
this occasion, you are hereby of the N.A.O,T.C. staff; all ot I Chief Murphy has acquired
of air
forces supremacyadded
Seaman Guard Win another notch to their gui commended." them veterans of war in the Pa three nw men to help issue new
While serving in the LEXING cific. They include Commander E. P. Fox E. L. Pews
this week in the Officer's Bowling passes. ,
NAS Touchball Crown TON, Captain Duckworth was Clarence C. Ray, communication
the teams of VF4-VFC, 1 E. Brook all from the SM.maa
League as forcE ,
his task
submarine
twice commended by training officer, former
coauaMd FIB rc six
VPB2 1 and VPB2 2 soared into ithreeway s a
commander for services during two commander and communications Guard.
whm have been defeated once, tie for the lead.
Guard advanced other actions of that ship. officer of the great carrier YORKTOWN It's hard to say which firehouse
Seaman combine
each by The VF4-VF3 For three months, July to Octo- at the time it was sunk at
Both
wir has the neatest grounds.
out
eked
Recruit Center a their claim to the league lead by:
over the Hospital by the margin kegttng 1513 pins to Operation; ber 1942 Captain Duckworth served Midway; Lt Comdr. James O houses number 2 and 3 look very
of a safety when Collins was 1351 in Monday night's matches as executive officer of the USS Cobb, air crew training officer,, well and house number 1 even
r COPAHEE, one of the first con- who commanded a PBY squadron,,
difficulties
natural
with
,1 end An their though faced
in his zone. to
thrown own VPB2 2 added three points
verted merchant carriers. Then, he and Lt. Perry L. Teaff USN (Ret.),, in regards to beautification -
astasio the Station's leading passer of a forfei
league standing by way
served consecutively as Chief ot; two rounds with the
who fought commendable efforts
-
is making
with 29 touchdown tosses, winged from the Naval Hospital outfit
one to Schumacher good for 30 Public Works hit 1488 pins to 1271] Staff of a carrier task force and Japs at Pearl Harbor and two to overtake houses 2 and 3.
commander in the South Pacific more rounds in the initial Marshalland The Yard Department is proud
which
yards and the touchdown for va-VCS to cop the concluding
the Collins' pass tc and Chief of Staff to Rear Admiral Gilberts raid before loss of an of its three touch football teams.
Dean won accounted game. for the 1I0 pital's game. Pownall and Rear Admiral Montgomery eye in the attack on Wake Island The Docks and Ferries "Buccan
League honors to date show participating in their recent resulted in his return to this country eers," the M:.thou a "Destroyers"and
score. VF4-5 holding down the team high the held
attacks on Japanese ,
the Seaman Guard's "Golden
VM hangar, one of the most improved single with 842; VPB2 1 has high islands of Marcus: and Wake. Citing the warlike religious zealot Tornado." The "Buccaneers" and
units in the touchball race, ,
team double with 156-1 and Assem Litch It Atiatlon Veteran told the
Store Ashore 12 to 6 Captain. the Japs, Comdr. Ray "Destroyers" were at times out-
beat Ships Rickenback bly and Repair has high: team aver Captain Litch. the retiring Chief A. & R. workers that "Unless you manned but were never outfoughtand
-- in an overtime game. of the VM age with 774. Individual honors of Staff, succeeded Captain JohnH. want your children and your are thus worthy of respect.
has been the sparkplug split between two men with when the ratter was
are
VM has Cassady grandchildren to fight an even The "Golden Tornado" is a wor
team in recent games. Whitcomb of A. & R garnering: assigned to the Bureau of Aeron- bloodier war, you've got to pay for thy champion, one which boasts of
last five starts beating
won its the high single game with a 211 autics in Washington as directorof this thing. You are fighting this
deception, reserve
speed, ,
18 to 0 power
SSA 12 to 6, VPB 2 (2) ;
of VF4-5 with high average to
and Tooker Litch came who
the
training. Captain the as pilot
O and G, 6 to 0, Hospital 1 to 0 and double of war same strength, flaming spirit and unsur-
of 193 high wherehe
from carrieror
in overtime and Boathouse 18 to Jacksonville Michigan drops a bomb on an enemy passed coaching.
386. served as officer in commandof the submarine commander who The Seaman Guard's "Golden

.2.[ __ TEAM STANDINGS the Naval Air Station at De orders sending a pickle into an Tornado, after dropping two

VFI-VFS 6 pts, troit. enemy ship." early season games, one of which
VPU2: Unit 1 ; 6 native of Boston, Captain tribute to
A Lt. Comdr. Cobb paid
6 was to the Docks and Ferries"Buccaneers"
vraa Unit 3
Lilyr Bowl Game Is Dispensary! 5 ?. Lltch has been connected with na- the small A. & R. shop at Kaneohe came roaringback

Set For 2 January Assembly & Repair 4 3 .. val aviation since 1924, when he Jay, Hawaii, where the workers like Its namesake: to smash
Operations Public Works 3 qualified as a naval aviator at labored day and night for 10 days its way to the League Cham
Continued From Face SI* Supply i : 2 :: Pensacola. He has held a number after the Pearl Harbor attack to pionshipvith an amazing streakof
Lieutenants Warner Mizell, U.S.N.R. Ship SUoif: Ashore 1 ? of important positions, including a restore to action 11 out of 33 flying 16 consecutive wUw.

., member of the Georgia Tech's NAOTC Nn\nl Hospital. 0 0) period of a year, 1941-42, when he boats wrecked by Jap bombs. Lt. Marty McDonough, coach of
1828 Rose Bowl team and Watt VO-VCS U served as naval air attache in Lon- Veteran of Scouting SquadronSix the victorious "Golden Tornado"s

Fugate, U.S.N.U., Richmond, Vireo _vW.r .. don; a two-year period, 1935-37, Lt. Teaff said his outfit was justly proud of their achievement
ginia high school coach, handledthe when, he had command of a bombing he: "first of any U. S. force to attack Says he "Teamwork condition -
Sailors Neither is stationed New ManualA squadron attached to the carrier Jap territory." That was in and the will to win were

here now. SARATOGA; service as naval the Marshall and Gilbert raid of vital factors in our success"
Pembroke Athletic Field, new .edition of the Bluejacket the staff of command-
The aide on Jt ebruary 1, 1942. Our nomination for the best or-
one of Ee>ntuda's best cricket Manual is of the Navy'presses.. ng(* general at general headquarters ---- '-fir! ... hestra on the Station-"The Jive
fields, again will be the scene of Dated September, 1943 (the previus of the U. S. Army Air Forces: Spirituals Bombers," .
Will
edition came out in 1940), the navigator and head of the Negro
the game. duty as has
The Police Department a .
--- new manual is 50 per cent larger air of the USS RANGER
-- department
Smoker Ehtea
r material. Highlight Tonight new member Everett ,
and contains much new
at the Naval
two assignments
; RM2c: formerly of the Seaman .
Officer Basketball Begins Features on ships and planes have Air Station at Anacostia, D. C.; OHllnu tram page; one '
Guard
been expanded. The order of presentation -I and commanding officer of the Detroit umping Jax promise a special to the newly:
has been simplified and real. A quartet arrangement Congratulations
Monday Naval Air Sf tion.:
rated in the Yard Office
an index added. That dog-eared section Among the honors bestowed special Christmas songs will be yeoman
... Basketball will get underway generally known as "subjects Captain Litch is a special endered in addition to the regular Margaret Connor, Frances Stanford -
}.fon ay in the Admiral's Cup com- I, all enlisted men should know," and letter upon of commendation from the musical portion of the pro- and Jane Hammond all advanced -
for officers. Teams en- to N has from Y3c to Y2c in rating.
A
etition
more familiarly as Secretary of the Navy lauding his gram.
red,, in the race are Operations, been rewritten. .I eat in obtaining the highest scoren Four special acts from the -
and R "A", Ordnanceand talentedowntovta Y2c at USO dance. "Tell me
VO-VCS, A --- the 1931 for aerial gunnery Boot" camp and four a
Gunnery, A and R. "B'\ Sup- I year VF airplane entertainers will windup bout yourself. Your struggles.
single-seated
!rom a
ply Commissary. VPB 2 (2), Public The New York Yankees World have ,the record being 59 out of 60 shotsn the Smoker entertainment for Your dreams. Your telephone number -

( Works VK 4 and 5, and Re- won 14 pennants and 10 ) towed sleeve. Dnight. : Y
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..... .. .,. ,, ANSWERS
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'" :.:... '" '" : : oo'' "''' ''h : :' "" ,.c.'>' '>. ':" '
:: : : ? At Duval Armory Tues.
', (QUESTIONS ARE,,PRINTED ON
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'""' Navy personnel will have an opportunity -
f '91 to dance to the music of I 1, Elmer Davis has asked for a
'
e'o& Hal McIntyre and his orchestra at monthly "round up" on the man-
o&r the Duval county Armory in Jack- power situation in the United
'I sonville. Tuesday evening 14 De- States.
Icember. There will be a special, 2. No; the locks would not accommodate -

admission price of seventy-five the Queen Mary.
"';',"' 7.J"'" cents per person for people of the 3. An opening of f3.5 admits the
\ i Services. I most light through the camera By Edith Urlnkworth, Y3c

: '; McIntyre's band which was recently lens WAVES will be interested In
voted "band of the year" in 4. Steve Lach attended Duke learning that it is strongly rumor
the annual college poll taken by University: and was named All I ed that Christmas trees will be
% Billboard magazine replace Glenn American In 1938. provided for the barracks. Christ-
w Miller who was the favorite for 5. Saturn, wearing its rings tilt mas spirit Is already evidenced in
J. three years. Vocalists Al Nobel ed like the rim of a straw hat, Is. the barracks by the wrapping of
and Gloria Van will be with the the sky feature this month. gifts for the folks at home.
band. 6. The sequoia is a tree of the Ensign Margaret Ingle is the)

SS According to Billy Reed Y2c of pine family that sometimes reachesa first WAVE officer to be marriedon
; the NAOT Welfare and Recreation height of three hundred feet. this Station. She was marriedto
office, this is the first rf several 7. The Job assigned the 15th Air Lt. Comdr. Edward d. Wallsat
t I. leading bands which will stop in Force is strategic bombing from the All Saint's Chapel Tuesa-6'
J
Jacksonville Mediterranean bases. afternoon.. ::9Congratulations J
tlJ r 8.'ou would apply a Spanish '
---- to Edna McCormick -
windlass above a wound to stop who is the second WAVE on
Mail School Launched severe bleeding, for It Is a tourniquet this Station to become a petty .
; with the ttteel attachment class. is store- li rt
+'atN officer first She a |
At Sampson StationA called gooseneck!' you would keeper at VPB-1 No. 2. Storekeep
secure the' boom on your yacht, er Mary Bower Chatam holds the
new type of service school has allowing It vertical and lateral distinction of being the first
come into being at the Naval the time from
motion at same ; WAVE to become firstclass.The .
Training Station. Sampson, N. Y., I the dress board, displayed in a following is a reprint from
I with the establishment of a Naval conspicuous place, you would ascertain the station newspaper at NATTC, ,
h Postal School. the uniform of the day. Memphis:
Approximately 40 per cent of 9. One hundred and eightysevenheroes Were I In the mood to make metric,
the school's complement will con- gave their lives in defenseof Booking for fun and a anack- -
sist of WAVES.In Texas liberty when they made WIt.e; a dance
(4 talk
Light and
romance1'd
addition to regular class room their stand against Santa Anna choose me a fun-loving WAC. .
yY work, students will get actual and his 6000 Mexicans in 1836. The
_
A practice in the Station Post Officeat Alamo, founded by Franciscan Old I seek a date stimulating, ;A .
Sampson. Graduates will be monks in the year 1718, stands In To A pry short mental snappy dullness tussle.ajar- 5;,'
Tarmacs; of the Station familiarize themselves with a Vought Corsair able to qualify for Specialists the heart of the city of San An- To make my wits hustle, r
fast Navy fighter as part of their indoctrination and training program (Mail ) Ratings and upon completion tonio. I'd pick as a sparmate. a SPAR. :'
before proceeding to pre-flight school) The young pre-cadets are em- of the course will be assigned 10. Our national monuments But'when I contemplate marriageAnd .
ployed throughout NAOTC squadrons and not too surprisingly showa to additional instruction at fleet number 82; parks 26, and. ceme- peace and contentment I crave, '
preference for fighter planes. Checking an F4U here are: (on I i post offices in New York and San teries 13.Could If then leId am ready ;-11 ;
plane) 1. to r. Donald Kinney of Pasadena Calif., Max: Schumacher of [ Francisco. -- ofI! n steady WAVE .*
I'll permanent
Los Angeles, Richard Powers, of San Diego and (standing) Jack :Miller I ___ 0....=. get me a |'j :
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of St. Paul Minn.Tarmacs. I Santa Have
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t Visited Here Already?
I r H r Be Relieved Soon :{
Work Hard Before : Contlnunl from" pnge three May

__ !! perfume -if they haven't it already According to BuPers plans are
I on hand. underway to relieve in the near
At SI Yml''nl a Ifospllal JarksonIlle .
Receiving Flight Training \ : Bargain Counter Too! future a number of officers sere
(5:\ivaln and ]Mrs. William E. Newest department in the East ing at outlying and advance bases.
Spanglei. Jr.. a son William Ernest hall of the recreation building nextto Reliefs will come from physically
Uy C. S. Wilkes, Ylc 11bo..n AMM2c! Thursday and Mrs. No\Peter 25.: Aarsen. a I. the merchandise store, is the I qualified, experienced officers at

Youth, vigorous health, and a great enthusiasm for flyingare :daughter, Joyce, born Thursday !Nov.' bargain counter. Daily and weekly sore establishments in the conti-
of new items are added to this jfental United States who have not' i
prime requisites for the Tarmacs, the V-J: pre-cadets Sp3c and Mrs. Ralph T. Walden a I. < '
the and the stationed at Jacksonville fills that son Ralph Edward born Thursday.Nov. display, and go on sale at prices recently served at sea or orifojEf .' ;;; ijf"j
Navy group ,,
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25. from ten per cent and more under eign shore Sj '. ..,'
bill of particulars with some to spare. I Sic and Mrs. Jack E. Hlndes' a son. the already low Ship's Service Color blindness, dental deficie l '.< "
James Louis born Kilday, !Nov :26.
Employed throughout the squadrons Lt. and Mrs. Charlie L. Cash a price. This week found Christmas dies, minor deformities when not
here and at Lee and Cecil cess In civilian life, now servingas daughterSydna Lou, bo..n.Iday, cards, games, wrapping paper and coupled with organic defects tnre
fields, the youthful pilothopefulsare vice-president of the Lake Superior Nov 26. ditty bags there at mark-down not considered disqualifying: fot
learning the fundamentals of District Power Company.Son AMlc dau and Mrs Harry M.' Radvansky.born'rl prices. outlying or advance base duty.
the flight game through associa- John now intends to finish dav. I An example of how recent the
tion with operational training in what Dad started in 1918, and coincidentally Chief Specialist (AKnml Mrs. HughA. stock was accumulated lies in one Main Side in the Recreation Bu id
an active capacity. They work with Capt. Gavin as born. Smith Saturday, a daughter Nov 27., Be\erly Ann, variety of greeting cards which ing. The stores will remain open

around fighters, torpedo bombers, his commanding officer. Lt. (Jg) and Mrs. Charles Oilman pictures the new station insignia every evening except Saturday 'til
dive bombers, observation scouts Preference For Fighter Planes a Nol8.daughter: Linda Ann, born Sunday, cleverly designed for Christmas 1930. Saturdays they will close at

and PBYs, all active planes in com- Asking a group of Tarmacs at- Ensign and Mrs. Kennedy C. Ray a greetings. the regular time.
bat areas. tached to a fighter squadron what daughter. Sterile Christine born Mon- Savings to be made at Ship's An added service this year will
In addition to their squadron planes they want to fly is like du.. Nov. 29. Service are unlimited. That's why be the gift wrapping, and packingfor
AMMlr and Mrs. Peate.
Rodney
activities, they attend regular i j asking for a list of Navy combat son. Rodney Wlngate born Monday.a the regulations prohibit any but shipment by the store employees
classes in the fundamentals of the : ships. You get all- the answers. ;Nov: 29. members of the Navy Marine, or for those customers who
Naval service, In airplane recognition I Fighters seem to be in the fore Ensign and Mrs. Kenneth White, a Army services, and their depend- request It.Stocks ..,.
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in code in communication though which is appropriate for daughter S2C: and born Mrs Monday Leonard;, Nov Thayne 29. Gar- ents, to purchase there. Many at the store are complete. ".
procedure. During their first weekIn the squadron in which they now field, a son. Leonard Thayne, Jr., born items are for sale far below the Everything that will be available ... T
the service, they learned general serve. Some of the influence of Monday Nov. 29.AOM2c price of comparable items of last is now on display. According to .
seamanship the hard way, the squadron training officer, Ma- a lon William and Mrs.Porter Earl,Wesley born Monday.Crubbs. year. the Ship's Service officer, Lieut.
spending that time in boot training jor John F. Dobbin, decorated Ma- !Nov.' 29.AMM2c. With A Smile George M. Keffer those who shop Pearliest :
rine ace, seems to tinge some of : and Mrs. Kdvtln U. Holton. a Service is the key note at the will get the widest selec J '
Pamela Marie, born Tues-
Tarmac Have Spirit m their choices because a number of daughter.dav Nov :k). four station shops which are located tion and best buys. With the exception
Coming from all parts of the nation them piped up with "P 38' and Lt. (Jg) and Mrs Paul Lumpee, a at building 720 in the WAVE of the bargain tables, where '
they still have banded them-I 'Mustang' with a Marine air daughter Sandra. Elaine, born Tues area; at building 612 in the Stu- a new item will be on special sale 7.
selves into a close-knit unit with a I' group." However the majority are day. Nov. and 30.AMMlc : Mrs. Morris Jordan a dent Officers' area; at the Recruit daily all other stock will remain 9

great deal of team spirit. In athletics going on into Navy planes and daughter. Edna Kay, born Tuesday. Center for Boots only and on the at the established price. ..
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'they have their own j many Sgt. and Mrs Ellis McLean a (I
In the recent boxing tournament, like to have under them. daughter! born Tuesday. Nov. 30.
two of their group won Silver j Section leader of the Tarmacsis Sac and Mrs. Morris Brewer a son. Know Your Planes, Gunners! '
Gloves Paul Myrehn. of Balboa, Max H. Schumacher of Los 1 David Michael born Wednesday. Dec. .t

Calif., in the 155 lb. class and Bill Angeles, Calif. and SchumacherIs AMM2e and Mrs William Vander .
Morse of Seattle, Washington, in Just where he wants to be. Be- Wai. a daughter. Carole June, bornWednesday l'
his call for Dec: 1. (
the heavyweight division. I fore receiving Navy Sic and Mrs. Robert Knowles. a son
The serious routine that these flight training he was attendingthe Robert Daniel born Wednesday, Dec. 1.
fellows maintain before leaving for Army and Navy Academy in Sic and Mrs. Carl Stern, a Ion.bo..n .
is often relieved by i San Diego prepping for Annapolis.The Wednesday. Dec. 1. o'S
flight training I ACMM and Mrs. Arthur Whllson a j O r it f + -J-
a humorous incident. Take the ; 18-year-old Navy enthusiast Puxh. Jr.. a lon Arthur U'hltson. III. J
case of one of their men who now heads for Colgate University and born Thursday Dec. 2.
carries the nickname'of "Ripper". ] pre-pre-flight trains' g next month Malscn.Yeoman a 2r daughter and Mrs.Katherine WesleyV.Marie. Van,
It seems that this individual was along with fourteen other members born Thursday. Dec. 2.
scheduled for a hop in one of the of his section. Another of ------ -
new planes and was a bit excited.As their members, Lucky Reynolds of to follow the general program
: a matter of fact, so excited, Denver, Colo., already has 76 hours layed out by the Bureau and also
that when he started to go aboard, I of flying to his credit. Such action add duties we think will be help-
he grabbed the wrong handle on is typical of the enthusiasm ful to them. I might also add f I.
Ills parachute and the chute came I these young Americans show for ,that they are a very fine bunchof x oNE oULA'Y -
open and billowed all over the their job. Melvin McAbee of Port- boys."

plane. Hence his nickname, "Rip ing, Washington, took an aeronau- The Tarmacs; themselves havea
per." tics course in high school and spenthis standing joke that goes, "Yes. '
One of the men has long been spare time puttering around we're getting a lot of time at the t4 t\\
Indoctrinated in the ways and traditions with a small aircraft engine that 'stick' a broom stick! but
of the Navy as our Commandant the school had managed to secure. nevertheless they are one hundredper

Capt. Arthur A. Gavin, If ever a cross-section of young, cent for the indoctrination and -. NS .
could undoubtedly verify. John alert Americans were to be found, familiarization training they are ;
Donald's father is a long-time one couldn't find a better repre- receiving and are convinced they Not at No 1 It's the U. S. Fire at No. 2It's! the Junkers

friend of Capt. Gavin, having gone sentative group than the Tarmacs. will be better flyers because of it. C-69 "Constellation," a long-range Ju.90( a low-wing transport plane

through high school and, later Into KnMgn; Connolly In Charge/ Having talked with them and transport plane, powered by four powered by fou- engines. This is
the Navy with him. George Don- Ensign James Connolly, the officer their officer in charge and discussed radial engines. Its fuselage Is long
with them, and rounded. The low set wings are one of the largest German land
ald and Capt. Gavin went through In charge of the men in the their program
boot training at Great Lakes to- fighter squadron explains their there seems little doubt that these swept back on t P leading edge planes. Its fuselage is deep and '
aviation cadets will turn and swept forward slightly c the slab-sided. The leading edged' or. Vi
gether and then on to the Philadelphia duties in saying, "the men are assigned fledgling *B to.V t
Navy Yard. They parted to the offices and work out to be some of the finest pilotsIn trailing edge to pointed tips. The the wings are swept back strongly .
when Capt. Gavin entered flight shops for the purpose of learning the fleet. Many of them hopeto leading edge of the tailplane is to broad tips. Both edges of the
training and Donald went to sea. I the organization and handling of make a career of Naval a-la- swept back and the trailing edge tailplane are tapered slightly and
George Donald returned to the squadron details. A good exqmple tion. To a man, they intend to tapers slightly to rounded tips. It It has twin fins and rudders. A ,

States to enter flight training but of their world Is in the Materiel prove that they are not just kids has triple fins and rudders. Let bomber model, Ju.89, 14 idntlcnlin ( ,. ,
the end of the war came and he I shoe where the men 1 team to quickly but capable Navy and Marine it pass shape with this plane Get 'EO,.* ;

returned to Wisconsin to reach euc- identify plan parts. We try pilots.. Courtesy Dodd, Meal & Co., publisher Aircraft Spotter by Lester Otf. ,Ai;

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