Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: December 16, 1943
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville -- Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Coordinates: 30.235833 x -81.680556 ( Place of Publication )
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).
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
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"' VOL. 1, No. 38 U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 16 December_ 1943

Receives Promotion Unit Citation Is Gala Holiday ProgramIs

i Given Lt. Philip

-t r e ;I'Souza Saturday Planned For Waves

Was Aboard Enterprise

When That'Famous Flat Remaining On Station

Top Dealt Misery and
WAVES may invite guests to their Christmas dinner which'

her Death To Our Enemy will be held at their galley]] Christmas day between 1100 and

aerial warfare in the Pacific, a WAVES may invite either members of their families who

native of Modesto, Calif., and nowa them the enlisted man
may be visiting during holidays or an .
fighter plane instructor at the
I Invitations lave been sent out 4
Jacksonville Naval Air Station,
and each must notify the Welfare 1
was Saturday presented with the '
Well Done SaysCommandant Department if she intends to be
Presidential Unit Citation awardedthe ,
present and if she wishes to Invite .
USS Enterprise for outstanding -
a guest. .
service Dec. 7, 1941, to Nov. 15,
A The tables in the galley will be .
1942: The made
presentation was
fi. attractively arranged with Christmas -
rJ by Captain! Arthur Gavin, commandant -
War Bond Kales on this. fetationduring decorations including- the
during inspection ceremonies -
lighted candles. Music and dance .
the Pearl Harbor
ing will be provided as entertain- ,
For consistently outstanding totaled 17198125. Such commendable ment. Turkey and all the trim

performance and distinguished results are Indicative of real mings will be served at this noon
achievement during repeated action -
teamwork on the part of many meal.
against Japanese
enemy Christmas trees have been set up
forces in the Pacific hands toward a common
- war area working
and trimmed in the lounges of the
Dec. 7, 1941 to Nov. 15, 1942" I goal. They beer additional evidence WAVES quarters. The masters-at- "
I" read the citation accorded the USS
... f. r I of the realization_ that this arms in the buildings were in ,
.__......... Enterprise and presented Lieut. '
I : charge of the decorating and were
Souza. war Ilf 1 still far from being over
j assisted by several of the WAVES.
Lieutenant Edith Stallings, USNR, Director of Women's Reserve for "Participating in nearly every and that we must invest as well Many of the girls who cannot get

the Naval Air Operational Training Command has been promoted from major carrier engagement in the I as work and fight to make democracy home for the holidays are dec

the rank of Lt. I jg) it was recently announced. first year of the war, the Enter- i live. orating their own rooms with small
prise and her Air Group, exclusive
I Public'ork (naval personnel), trees
I of her far-flung destruction of hostile -
The USO 311 W. Duval St.
I Disbursing, Aircraft Delivery Unit, ,
shore installations
- Waves American ; Jacksonville is arranging to havean
Represent : the battle area, did sink or dam- I X-l Division, Commandant's Office I all day schedule of activityon

I age, on her own, a total of 35 I St. Augustine! Field, Naval Christmas day for the servicemen !

Womanhood At Best States i' Japanese vessels and shoot downa Hospital, and Ordnance and Gunnery and women. The program will
total of 185 Japanese aircraft. : are congratulated upon theirachievement I include the singing of Christmas
t Her aggressive fighting spirit and of the maximum carols, games and dancing. Thisi

Director Women's ReserveBy I superb combat efficiency are fitting I goals! Squadrons VPB 2 ((2)), VF i USO is also assisting service men
tribute to the officers and
I I No. 5, VO-VCS; Assembly! X Repair I l and women in wrapping their
men who so gallantly establishedher .
Air Naval ;: packages.The
I l\la'port Facility;
I ;
Ens. Margaret G. Fortner"It lot as a solid bulwark"in defense Air Gunners School:fCecll: Field; Masonic Temple of Jacksonville -
the American nation, concludedthe
I and Supply (civilians) exceededthe is sponsoring an invitational
is a real privilege to represent citation. I minimum goals! and des.epe Christmas party and dance. Phyllis

r They are American womanhood at its best, contributing The Enterprise was credited in credit for a job very well done. Poole, Specialist (s) 2c is In charge

, rn service and morale of an exceptionally J high quality to the the citation with participating in Your: willingness to contribute inevery of arranging invitations for the!
the Gilbert and Marshall Islands
commented Lieut. Edith L. Stal- possible to the ..Inning WAVES.
crucial time
f Navy at this raid, Wake Island raid, Marcus way
Play in the bowling league for
could not have been
.. the war
lings, USNR, Director Women's Reserve for NAOTC, Island, battle of Midway, occupa- Hof more strikingly demonstrated than WAVES is now under way with,

upon the recent occasion of ner tion of Guadalcanal, battles of the !I by participation in thin annlvf"f1ooIary teams from eight units competing.This .
promotion in rank to lieutenancy. Stewart, Santa Cruz and Solomon 1 has brought out a large number .
Her statement Is verified by I Santa Is ComingZooming Islands. A. GAVIN, of WAVES who are interested

facts concerning the work WAVES I Lieut. Souza graduated from Captain, USN, in this game. Others who may
_ have done in this command, by out of the frosts of I Modesto High School and completed Commandant wish to enter the league should
their growth in numbers and the I the North Pole with Ice encrusted I a two year course at Modesto \ fa contact Ensign Anna Van West-
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varieties of positions filled. A year i' on the wings of his I Junior College in 1939. It was in renan

ago there was one WAVE on the i I plane, Santa Clans' will\ come I II I June of 1941 that he enlisted as Those odd looking hair cuts

station, Ensign Catherine Doe; by i I to the Naval Air Station, Saturday ,I an air cadet at the Naval Reserve : Rules Governing you've been noticing of late are
January the number will be approaching !I afternoon, 25 December Aviation Base, Oakland Calif "crew cuts"and really are not l '
!% one thousand, distributed i Brushing the Icicles out of I i Married to tl former Miss Ruth recommended for the WAVES

! over several stations. his beard, tie will bounce Into I Violet Leib of California, Lieut i Civilian Passes This< idea was "brought" to. this

1 Lieut. Stallings, as Director of hH jeep and ride In his jovial I Souza and his wife reside at 4168 Station by storekeepers from Mil-

r' Women's Reserve, is on the staffof way to the :\laln Auditorium Lexington Ave, Jacksonville\ His I j The new Photo Badge Pass shall ledgeville who found this fashion

Rear Admiral A. C. McFall, to distribute!' gifts from his large parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M j I be the only permanent gate pass very pleasant during the hot days i

USN, Chief of NAOT and worksin sack to the children of the enlisted Souza, live at 1218 10th St., Mo- recognized for civilians except while they were in training in

close connection with all departments personnel of this station 1 desto. that a dependent's pass may be issued Georgia. Just in case you're interested .

which have to do with Santa will be happy to greet I ---. -- JH----- after positive identification, in joining in this new-

personnel, .ssignment, housing the papa and mammas, even I to dependents of service personnel fashion these storekeepers will be
and functioning of WAVES. She though this treat Is mainly for I 'Navy Wings'BowsTo whose husbands are attachedto glad to show you how it's done.It .
makes frequent visits to the sta- the Md.lieN. other commands and who reside has been announced that there

tions upon which WAVES are en- Don't forget the time: 1400, in or near Jacksonville, according will not be a station dance at the
gaged in active duty; her many Saturday, 25 ))f><'ember. Orville Wright"Navy to a recent Station order malnside auditorium Christmas

personal contacts help to solve the I --- This pass does not entitle the night.
administrative problems of the ," sche- dependents to whom issued the -*------....
Dance At Woman'sClub Wings regularly I
WAVES. : duled NAS program over WJAXon privilege of bringing guests on the BULLETlNfA
Born in Cincinnati Ohio, For OfficersAll Friday evenings at 2100 will station. The Dependent's Pass may

Stallings holds a not be heard this Friday night 17 be issued to those authorized or telegram from Secretary: of
gree in Pre-Medicine and Lleut'j officers are Invited to a I December. entitled to the use of the following the :Navy Trunk Knov ongrutulating -

from the University of New Christmas dance given in their Instead, a testimonial dinner to privileges\ : "Ship's Store Ashore all8'al: .tabllshnieiits! forgoing
shire and .. Master's degree in I honor by members of Fanhellenlc I Orville Wright the founder of Ship's Service Store, Medical Care, way over the top in the

English: from the University of I I Association and the Junior Wo I aviation, will be heard over WJAX. Commissioned Officers' Mess. Pearl Harbor ar Horn! drive wa
with post graduate work man's Club this evening, Decem- A special pass shall also be
Speakers for this occasion will be received on this "station "shortly
.abama. at John Hopkins' Uni- ber 16 from 8 until 11 o'clock, General H. H. Arnold commanderof recognized, but it is to be issued fore the J.nIr News ,went
erslty. Since the death of her at the Woman's Club, 860 Riverside the U. S. Air Forces; Viscount only on authority of the comman-I press.
husband, Dr. Walker E. Stallings, Ave. Music will be furnished i dant. This pass does not entitle
Halifax, British ambassador to the [ I i I A total of S!;232Si8; was i
in 1933 she Las been on the Dean's by Raymond Gage and his orchestra United States; Frank Knox, Secre-j the one to whom issued the priv- vested bv the :\'afor Pearl
Continued On 1'dl' HM: ilege of bringing guests on the : than ) i
tary of the Navy; Under-Secretary j bor Day more $7,000,000
.. ... i '
station. A to whom a dependent.s :
-- -- -
----- person
--- -- of War Robert P. 'atterson; n- the original goal of $15,000,000 set !1'
dtel Gromyko, Soviet ambassadorto ot special pass is issued I i for the :Navy. This Is. a .800; increase .
I MAIL YOUR XMAS CARDS FREE, MAC! I the U. S.; Dr. Wel Tao-Mlng.: shall not be required to have toI a I over War Horn purchasesby '
station automobile tag in order
Chinese ambassador to the U. S., thp.'a: \')' last >ear.
Free mailing privileges have the person marking the envelope i and Jesse Jones Secretary of Com- drive on the station, but shall be i I| So far more than I70,000.0; (X) ...;!

been extended to Christmas cards looks at It, or In the corner which merce. issued the proper windshield placard In War Bonds has been purchased !i

and other greeting cards of a similar has normally in the past, been used As .- part of the program the ie. Naval Hospital. Commissary by the Navy, Secretary Knot i
nature sent out by service Collier Aviation trophy will be etc.Screening. said, showing that the Navy I is. J
._ ._
the word 'Free' "and
marking )
this --- .
men, it has been announced at I presented to Secretary of Com- lighting this war not only with
Station. the name, rank or rating, and ser- merce Jones.Aviation Exam For ships and men but with dollars IMwell. i

"The confusion which has arisen vice in the sender's own handwriting ----- --- ,
concerning the extension of the in the upper right hand corner I All V-12 CandidatesA ___ _.%* 4 h_. __ ';1
free mailing privilege has now of the envelope," (the corner to Cadet Williams 1(

been clarified," the announcement the writer's left as has normallybeen PensacolaAviation screening examination for elig- Marine Captain Gets
in Reports to ible V-12 candidates .was held at
1 said the custom in the past us-
"Greeting cards, such as Mothers ing free mailing piivileges), "eg 'I Cadet Ted Williams 0900 this morning at the main station 13th Japanese Plane J;,

Day birthday, Christmas, New 'John Roe Doe, SeaZc: USNR.' former Boston Red Sox slugger, general galley ((913). Similar .:
Year's, Easter, and other seasonal "It is also advisable." said the has reported to the Naval Air Station exams were held at all NAOTC''' Marine Captain James E. Swett, I''

greetings are acceptable free of announcement, "to include the Pensacola, Fla., for further stations at precisely the same time. holder of the Congressional Medal ,r j\
if enclosed In envelopes sender's box number and unit ad- flight training. Williams has successfully Quotas for successful candidateswill of Honor, recently shot down his: '

.stage word 'Free' written In the dress, and to seal the envelope.The completed courses at the be determined from the excellence 13th Japanese plane, a Zero, in '
, own handwriting in the free mall privilege is not I U. S. Navy re-flight school Chapel of the written examination a fight over Kahili( air field on .

upper left hand corner of the en- granted to wives or families of Hill, N.'C., and at the NAS papers--not from the number of Bougainville! Island In the! Solo

\ lope," (the right hand corner as service men," it concluded. I' Bunker Hill, In.i. eligible' men. mnns Area.T" '

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Two JAX AIR NEWS 16 December, 1943

Accurate Firing Looks-Talent
9 9p i\\
y'r@ t to .a

'" 4 ftf LSI Downs 7 Jap

Planes In ScrapAn .

LST, "Landing Ship, Tanks,"

in Navy terminology, boasts seven
: 5 Rising Sun er blems painted on her
i q h4
_' bridge to denote enemy planes
t downed, according to a recent _
.'4g Navy Department: announcement. '

; One was acquired In July off Ren- t. '

tom t dova Island The other six she

garnered out of the skies one tense I

August day, w': en she participated I
in the initial Allied landing on
Vella LaVella Island.

: Jungle clad Vella LaVella wasa i I

7 spot of green, growing larger,
[ seemingly at peace with the worldas

the LST approached after sun r

i up, according to the story written i

by Technical Sergeant Douglas Ax,

1 White, a Marine, Corps combat correspondent -

s "But the opposition was there,"
wrote White. "In the sun a cluster

of Jap dive bombers, fighters anda I .
few medium level bombers. They

) : hung back awhile, reconnoitering

their target of three LSTs, some
.., small boats and five escort .
\ vessels

'',': k "' .
:: > 'Y r..; 8. . {: 4.

R .. ._ wv.r.rwrrwr.r..r "Almost simultaneously the Japs x

The Big Three pictured In 'le- men ate Josef Stalin, Premier of The three leaders are reported to dived. One bomber dropped inflames

heran, capital of Iran, during their the Unfon of Soviet Socialist Republics have set a "zero" hour for the This LST's crew openedfire
start of the assault against the on a bomber, pouring hits into I 9I
which sealed Franklin Delano Roosevelt
conference -
five-day ; Nazis and to have pledged them- its fuselage, as it let loose two r
I the doom of Germany and her President of the United States selves to cooperate in plans for bombs that straddled her bow. A I

partners in crime including what's of America; and Winston Chur- "a world family of democratic na- third bomb landed slightly ahead, :

left of "Axis" Italy. Left to right, chill, Prime Minister for His :Majesty tions" in which war'will\ be abolished spraying the forecastle with shrapnel -

In case you don't know, the states- King George VI of England. "for many generations." and wounding a medical corpsman t 1

I Not only is Ada Leonard, above
Accurate Firing Sentry Poison To "Pulling out of its dive, the Jap pleasing to look upon but her All-
DFC Is AwardedTo plane wavered. As It flew over American Girl Orchestra which will
the head of Lieut. James C. Re-
present two shows at the NATTC
Jap Trying To Destroy Ammunition spess of Norfolk, Va., he got in auditorium Wednesday and againon
OrdnancemanAt few rounds of low
Ike following .<..rr wo. writtenfcy I a caliber ma- Thursday, is rated as one of the
f' 1(". llr JliirwH ..f ltf llnbuoii chine gun fire into the belly. A best in the nation, having appeared -
M" ""UII.II.| .. lim. .+., n Marine Corps Puppy Catches on thin column of smoke marked theplane's at leading hotels, theatres, and ,
combm eorre.poodent.TARAWA' i NATTCenter end. Number two Rising on major radio networks.Excessive I
Sun for this LST.

Gilbert Islands, Nov. Quick, Becomes a Carl E. Adams, Aviation Ord- "Tracers knocked a fragment

23--Delayed-A) Jap attempt to nanceman first class USN, of the off the fuselage of a low flying i Prices

burn the heavily-laden pier piled Foxhole Champion Aviation Ordnancemap School, (ad-. Zero, then larger pieces from its

high with American ammunitionand vanced) NATTC, was awarded the tail assembly. A sister ship fin-

other supplies was frustratedby GUADALCANAL Solomon Islands Distinguished Flying Cross recently. ished him off." For Train Food I

an alert Marine sentry. Private (Delayed)-Little Griff, the The award was made by Capt.J. Then came brief respite "before

First Class! Thomas F. Deese oX four-month-old pooch who mascots B Lynch, commanding officerof eight dive bombers and escorting

256 2nd St., Macon, Ga, the second a Marine Corps dive bombing NATTC, and honor came to Zeros came in to attack. The Gouge Servicemen 1

night the Marines were on this squadron here, is the champion Adams as a result of "extraordi bombers split into three groups--
island.!' foxhole sprinter in these parts. nary achievement and heroism Inaction one to each LST. Pounding fire
observed can The little black and ." met them. They overshot their By Camp Nwpapr Service
Private Deese a large brown Gripe number one of servicemen .
and hit the beach.
of moving underneath the pier white mutt waits for nobody when While Adams targets ralad
gas was serving as a traveling via day coachesis i
and heading toward the badly the siren wails. He yelps a couple member of the air crew of a PBY full"A bow gun into on this bomber LST got and a the stiff price of food and drink
needed supplies, which were stacked of times to rouse' deep sleepersand the magazine one ,
protecting a convoy, plane was sliced Because the Restaurant Price
it almost in two. Plane
up at the foot of the pier. His then takes off to the foxhole, attacked by two Folke-Wolfe three. number Branch of the Office of Price Ad- :

challenge unanswered, Deese put beating all to that refuge. Curledup bombers. According to the citation later ministration has received many
"Seconds Boatswain's Mate
two slugs fern his rifle into the In the farthest corner, he remains Adams "coolness under fire con- complaints from servicemen, par- \ J
Chester Larson USNR of 411
can. From behind it a Jap poppedout. until the all-clear sounds.A tributed to the spirit of the air Schammel St., Aberdeen, Wash., ticularly in the South and West,
couple of night ago, however that enabled the
crew plane to I about overcharges for beveragesand
"I shot him," Deese reported, little Griff slipped up for prevent the enemy air attacks spotted. another with the starboardgun. sandwiches sold by train ped-
tracers into its
; ripped
'and he dropped dead. the first time-and it wasn't' entirely -
from their
reaching objectives. dlers, moves have been made to
"1 had been warned that Jap his fault. lie got mixedup During this engagement many hits belly it plunged into the sea." correct these abuses.
snipers were working under the when the pilots returned to It was Rising Sun number four.
were obtained on the enemy The attackers Servicemen, according the
pier," Deese reported "One of ourguards their bunks without waiting for planes." departed. Fresh OPA have been objecting to pay-
ammunition broken
had shot a Jap earlier in the all-clear. Little Griff followed was out in 25c: for ham sandwich and
I ing a
The 24 year old Adams is a native time to meet the attack of seven
I didn't the JapI them back.
the evening. who another two bits for coffee or milk
of Whitesburg. Kentucky, Zeros
until I hit the can, but Then the all-clear sounded and' swinging In for a strafing
got gas
Candy they report, frequentlycost
enlisted in the Navy in 1937 and
party. "Every gun on this LST was
I'felt that kind of stuff doesn'tmove the pup tore down the hill to the '! 15: or 20c.
received his "Boot" training at A
firing. gun accounted for
under its own power. foxhole again. Shortly afterwardsthe The OPA has published ceiling
Norfolk. :i rom there he went to another This
Jap fighter. was num-
"The Jap was unarmed, but he Japs came over again and the
the West coast, returning East ber five. prices on al lthese food and drink
had a fuse in his pocket" as wells wail of the siren sent little Griff and reenlisting in October 1940. "Jerry .Holland. Seaman First items and railroads are requiredto
some ammunition. galloping back toward the bar- adhere to them. If the train
his in Icelandin
He joined squadron Class USNR
of New
In commenting on the incident racks. The first bomb hit as he the
peddlers ignore ceilings they
June 1942. The action for
got a Zero in the sights of
Lieut. Wilford R. Saylor, a reached the of
First top the hill. Little which he was cited occurred in his are liable to arrest by an MP SP ,
it burst into
gun, saw flames
for the Houston Griff set
former cartoonist a new speed mark that or a civilian policeman. Turn
Northwest African waters. and crash
into the water to make
(Texas) Post who was in chargeof night 'em in.The.
Private Deese's guard detail\ To.help forget it all, he lappedup Present at the ceremonies, which number six."Allied OPA ceiling on sandwiches .
declared "while the Jap wasnt. two bottles of beer the next took place in the offices of Capt.J. fighters returning from sold in day coaches is 15c.: A cup
B. Lynch, were Commander a dogfight sped into the melee,
caught in the act of setting the I morning-instead of his usual one. of coffee, a bottle of milk or a
W. H. Cushing NATTC Executive one Zero, drove another
pied on fire he appeared to have When Little Griff isn't dodging coke should cost a dime. Dough- t
officer, Lt. Comdr. J. E. Walrath, toward Boatswain's Mate Larson'sgun .
all the intentions and equipmentwith bombs or chasing his tail after a nuts and cookies should sell two
which to do it." beer session he spends his time Superintendent of Technical TrainIng I He accounted for this LST'sfinal for lOc and pies and cookies should .
Lt. Comdr. P C. Poyntz, Personnel kill of the day. It was num- I
frolicking at the heels of his mas- not cost more than a dime, either.
officer, Lt. Comdr. H F. ber seven for the ship.
ter First Lieut Richard B.
(Big _. The ceiling on chocolate bars,
Brigade Commander, and ---- -- -
Japs Stuck With Cuff) Elliott, USMC 22-year-old Finney fruits and potato chips is also a
Lieut. William\ Cronan, officer in
Marine dive bombing pilot, of 191 dimeIf .
Their Own StoryThe Taylor Street, Twin Falls, Idaho. charge of the Aviation .Ordnance I a proprietor sells some par-
School advanced), himself
Big Griff got his nickname from man / I, ticular type of sandwich at a
VSS WISCONSIN ha I Little Griff and Little Griff got wearer of the Congressional Medalof .V price higher than J5c or ice creamat

set a new water perd' record his from a New Zealand flier nam- Honor.Lt. more than lOc he may continue
for all sea craft uhitli we think ed Griffin who owned his mother, Comdr. Poyntz read the cl- I At the 5t'Int'en\ II Hospital Jackson \ to do so provided that the price .

will stand for many learn to a Fiji-born beagle hound. The tatipn: which closed by stating that )HieACMM and Mi*. Arthur \\'hUI'on is plainly marked on the wrapperand

(omt'. Although her "speed'| was Marine pilot acquired Little Griffin "The Heroism and devotion to Pugh Ji.. a son Aithuihluon. III ,I is identified as an OPA ceiling
not checked to the nth degree; a poker game duty displaced by Call E. Adams bom Thursday. Dec :2 price.

it U estimated that: she at least were in keeping with the highest Malscn Y2c and a daughter Airs" Wesley Kathcilne Ullll.im Marie.Van Servicemen have been urged to
--- "
traveled at a rate of 133 knot traditions of the Naval Service. born Thursday Dec, 2' report all instances of violationsto
the dhtan'efrona Philadelphia A l.t OK) and Mrs. Ceby Gideon Coward MPs on the trains. The report
over ------ -- ------
CPO Mess To Have !. a daughter: born Friday. Dec. 3. I
should 'State the number of
to The Wlstonsin badge
Houpalnvllle. AMM2c and Mis. Mutiny kdvard
: wa launched in Philadelphia Meet Monday Nite John Patterson Is Dike. a son Murray Edward Ji., born I the peddler, the train number, date
and mink In the HOURalnvtlle Xrldat. Dec. 3. : and items sold at prices in excess
Uter All members and all prospective ARM3c nnd Sirs. James Minor Sloran, of the ceilings.
t-pa days
Jr.. a son James Michael born Saturday -
(according to the last Jai re members of the CPO Mess are urged "Recruit Of 'Week"Storekeeper Dec. 4.
port which we have found tot to attend the monthly meeting AMMlc and Mis \\lllle Joe Allen a I Tuesday; Df'('. 7.
.e unusually reliable In the Monday night 20 Dec, at 2000 according tonV. title Joe Jr.. born Saturday. MMlc and sirs. Benjamin F. Collins,
Dec 4.AMM2c
3rd Class John P. a son Benjamin Hairy, bom Tuesday.
pant). The fart that she, had not to an announcement by O Patterson, of Atlanta, Ga., was and Mrs Wayne Francis Ilad- Dec, 7.
yet heen fitted out for tea t'lity, W. Shahan secretary dox. a daughter Margaret Ann, born I Yle and .Mis. Robert N. Thlel a
"This is the regular monthly voted "Recruit of the Week. by Sunday,nJ''v. 3' Ron. John llowaid. born Wednesday,
which entails adding another .
Ylc Mrs Ailand W. Ft I l.'a
his fellow platoon members and son. Dor. 8.AMMlc.
6000) Ion to her weight, un- meeting of the CPO Mess, said officers A i'land WInfred Jr. born Monday and Mrs Daniel Ryan a
recruit center training
rionhfedly had much to do with Shahan, "and it is urgent that all Dec, e.AMM2c. ,, clttiiiEhtei. born Wednesday, Dec
her netting Mwh a fine "siwelrecord. members and prospective members upon graduation last week. and Mis. Charles Kenneth I AMM3c; ana Mis. Charles John, mri h.
Nee'I. Charles' Kenneth Jr.,
be present! as tftere is to be a general Patterson enlisted November 6, Tuesday a son. Dec. 7. < .
Dec. 9AMM2c
re-election of all officials and at Jacksonville.' Previous to enterIng and) Airs Chaie! }(. Sheppard: and 101... Robert Kenneth
of the Board ot overnora. It Is the Navy he was manager of a doughty), Men'ldtDtIw 1" born South, a son Robert Urren born
Foam Of The WeekHe also planned} to transact all business I p. Pe-nsacola' Fla., retail store, for Thursday, Dec. 9.

cave up liquor, uine' rind food... necessary to make the CPO an Atlanta, Ca., company where fighting" I I. -vj"*"[___.___
bed?' "'!Ii' :. I received hit tr ,. The 30- Patterson rated in
He Jle' went to Mtwra. satisfactory,. organization) f.e Alnln&: was top man Ju.il A Girl
; ..
He swore off smokesim*%*>Trilrtt,' 1W 3M4. }'ear-old l petty officer leaces his his company in general J classification Cadet: 'G(t tileI girl, too.." .

too, "Now that the club has itopened wife and three sons at Pensacola, tests with. a mark of t'2 in Tarmac: "Vetitoo f, alt'i !"
He had to-he was'! doeJJ kt's: start it off with a bang!I" t while he "r.Ips<< put an end to this ] his exams. Cadet ClaY "Not ")tcce anliPage }/."


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X-l Division Honored Saturday Morning t

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iSeventy: : Persons Attend Holiday .

.:: Dance For Personnel Of Shop 23'I r *

By Pattie Fontaine Bennett ( '

:.': The "holiday party" for Shop Uy Tom Quinn i
Dear Doctor T Q: Why do :
:;i 23, which was held on SaturdayDec. *
those Fred Carr
'I' 11, was well attended by the young men and
( shop personnel and their guests, Ituba ISynum have grey hairs
Answer! : Them! Draft Hairs.I
about 70 in

Reports from many of those who Dear Doctor T Q: What does
) enjoyed the party sound as If they "2-B" mean? Frank Walking .i

all want an encore. Perhaps noon Answer: 2 B, I A If you don'tdo
after the New Year it will happen.At A I work.

any rate the girls will have to __ .

recuperate from teaching a certain To be selected to go to the El r\ '
S chief how to trip a light fantastiche Segundo School near Los Angelesis : x '

h says it was tripping all right, quite an honor but to graduatewith S : '
and very fantastic. the highest marks in the ,

Our quarterman seemed! to get class is better yet. That is what

the same! kick from taking part happened t ) A. W. Lester, AMMlc.
'' and watching the antics of a certain of Shop 20 B Shift. Lester had a iI

P blond sailor and blond WAVE very interesting story to tell of S

Everyone concedes that such good the trip there and back and of I

fun is a very fine tonic and shouldbe the splendid spirit of cooperationshown II L

taken much more often by the instructors at El I ,,
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Vet Segundo who "never tired of answering I r.

'' erans of Foreign Wars No. 1639 tough questions". The I

and the men of the post who lookedIn group of sailors and Marines spent i

on the party wish me to express CO clays attending classes at the
:: their compliments to such a Jolly school.

crowd of clean fun loving people. They ate plenty of good food and -. T a ; .. > mjw f*!*;* *r T e ll. ?- ,_, ? ../ xm Tiit fnMmmr rv **11" rt
lived in an army camp while there. For having more than 90 per cent of the personnel participating in the War Bond Allotment
We feel that recognition shouldbe They were kidded plenty by the X-l Division on this Station was awarded the Commandant's War Bond Honor Pennant during

given to a very fine young soldiers but rid the "wrap leg- tion ceremonies last week. At the left is Ensign Helen Clemson of the War Bond Office while at the

x;' woman employed on the Station gins" that if they had barrackslike is Lt. (jg) Mary L. Ralston who received the pennant from Captain Arthur Gavin, commandant, as
and working in Shop No. 27SS. She we have in Jacksonville they representative of the Division.

Is :Mrs. Marlon V. O'Brien who I would think they were living at

with only 21 weeks to her creditas the Ritz Carlton Hotel. A good
an employee, handed her supervisor time was had by all and everyone Jap Snipers U. S. Corpsmen, Use Same X-1 Division Is

G. H. Martin IS of her salary learned plenty. Lester said the
.a checks to be used for War MP's were tough on the way out Pill-Box In Early Hours At Taivara

Bonds. She was complimented by but coming back on the troop train i. Winner War Bond
More than 100 men were treatedin
the master mechanic, W L. Coleman they were not bothered.
and Commander Grant who a "pill-box" hospital during the your guests? Get three out of

later sent her a letter of commendation AMMlc Thomas E. Lendrum, first 36 hours after Marines struck four. Flag On Station I
Tawara and of the entire
on her fine loyalty to Shop 20 C Shift came into the group :5. Alexander Napoleon and Caesar -
only four men died according to an
our good old USA at 2 o'clock and told the following in their world
I shop were days, conquerors Lt. Louise
announcement by the Navy Department (Jg) Ralston, aa
thrilling story about his but"when were their days? of
representative X-1
While on an errand to 23 Sub, Tom Jr. 11 months 7 Can the three
son. age you rearrange names the Jacksonville Naval
Despite the fact that Japanese Air
I noticed a sign on the wall which days. Said Tom, Sr.: "My wife andI to fit the chronological order in
snipers were hidden in the pill-box was presented with the
read: "Profanity may be used in took Tom, Jr., down town to buy which they lived? ant's War .ti'r
at the time, Lieut. Herman R. honor
this at the cost of 5
I, shop only him auit.Ve went into store
cents per word." As the 'swear box'is and a I sat the down a the Brukardt 29 USNR, (Medical 6. Sgt. Joe Louis, U. S. Army, during inspection ceremonies

filled, if it'should be, the money counter while we baby looked at on Corps) of 630 Parmanter Ave., is not the only negro to have ever urday morning.
: will be used for the purchase of a 'suits. The clerk sailorsunlfoim some Menominee, Mich., and three Indefatigable held the world's heavyweight boxing "By reason of your
my navy medical corps- championship. Can you recall of 90 per cent participation in
War Bonds to go to some employee
; sailor suit
I "' of that shop. suggested a men worked the entire stretch the name of the last colored fighter Naval personnel allotment
for Tom Jr. 'No I the
said babyIs fallen said Arthur
I without sleep administering to who won the title before Louis Capt. Gavin
too for sailor suit.
, young a
Marines. along. mandant on the occasion of
The folks In Shop 22 are so very When he gets to walking I'll buy cams
"We used four flashlights presentation, "the X-1 Division
glad to have Mrs. Bertha L. O. him a sailor suit.' up 7. The USS Reuben James was become
during the first night, reportedPharmacist's eligible to receive
Hoe on the Job again after several "Tom, Jr., pulled himself up on :Mate, Second Cla.ss.James the first U. S. Naval ship to be Commandant' War Bond

u: weeks of absence. my arm stood up and walked R. Whitehead, 22, Jackson sunk by the Germans in this war.True pennant.
down the whole of the or false?
length coun-
Looks like the stork Is working Miss., "and about an hour after "Actually you have
overtime in Fighter Wing sectionof ter-the first time he had ever we'd been working like fury with 8. Greenland New Guinea Bor- this goal. Ninety-two per

Shop 27. It's a girl, Linda Ruth taken a step alone." I bought him the first wounded, Japs sneaked in."We neo and Truk This group includes you are investing your
the sailor suit said the father.
proud -
on Nov. 30, for Mr. and Mrs. Roy were so busy we didn't the three largest island in regularly and systematically
Smith, 202 1st St.; a boy Dec. 6, While I am on the subject of notice it until one of the walking the world but one of the four is war bonds by participation in
Jr. I want to that Tom
Tom ,
say wounded fired shot into small and does allotment
Lewis S. Newman III 7 lbs., 3 oz., a a cor comparatively not program.
Sr., is one of the finest fellows in It's wonder didn't ruin in the list. Which ? "This Is
for Mr. and 'rs. Lewis S. NewmanII ner. a we belong one a particularly com
He is idea of what I
our shop.
976 Rubel St.; a boy not yet my the lad we were working on, so 9. Fruit grows in Florida, aa dable accomplishment, since
call a credit to the Navy. He is
named, but tipping the scales at startled were we at the rifle report you well know, but do you know results are difficult to
headed for better things or I miss
8 Ibs, 11 oz.. came Sunday to which is the largest; a grapefruit groups as large as yours. You
Warren. my guess and I am not missingon "Then before we started working however, providing not only
Mr. and :Mrs. Bruce a kumquat, an orange a guava or
. this._one.Gunters_. ....-. again:. :Marines dragged a sniper a tangerine? four own personal security in
( Sailors were feted on Thanksgiving --- 'i body out or me pui-oox ana 10. John Tyler, Andrew Jackson future, but also helping to

' r Day by civilian personnel of Receive we all made a close inspection. We Theodore Roosevelt and Calvin a line which is easy to lose

Shop 27 and in answer to such a found one other and a Marine Coolidge were all Vice Presidentsof either war or peace-that of

, L. fine gesture we submit the following Good NewsBen smashed him on the head with a the United States who succeeded tional security."It .

.l note of thanks. G. Cunter of Shop 20 (Metal rifle butt. to the Presidency upon death of gives me great pleasure
It "To the civilian personnel of and Machine) and his daughter ------- the Chief Executive. Whom did present this War Bond Honor
, 27, the enlisted personnel nant to Miss Louise Ralston
Shop Virginia of Inspection' Survey each succeed?
wish to thank each and everyone were happy to receive the news -%- Jj I as your representative, knows
' Thanks- "" you have put Into winning it.
of you for the splendid that their son and brother respectively Slight Mistake?
giving dinner that you gave us. will be home from the Pa- is yours so long as you
Doctor: "I want to change that 90 cent standard of
We appreciate it more than words cific sometime next week. Gun- I d your per
death certificate I gave you yesterday ticipation.
and it couldn't have
can express ter's son Is a first class ."
been better if we had been at home. cist's Mate.Jewish "My congratulations to the
We would like to add an extra --.-. CoroherVhat'5: wrong? ficers and men of this
'thanks' to the women who pre- Doctor: "I put my name In the who have contributed to

pared the wonderful meal. We Choir Seeking space marked 'cause of death'" achievement." ..

., say 'thanks from the bottom of -------
Vocal Talent Here
our hearts to the bottom of our PleaJust
stomachs.' Under the direction of Harold

"Signed: W. F. Cook W. M. Weiss SpWlc( a choir is being one little letter or postal card .1

Giles, J. H. Aaron. E. F. Gunggall organized to present tho musical QUESTIONSANSWERS That I could read tonite
W. E. Lovett W. H. Harbin. A. R. responses at the Jewish serviceson
Green C. O. Cohen. R. E. Filile. Fridays at 1730. Anyone whois ( ARE PRESENTEDON Would Lighten the load of a task so hard

,. \" and some whose names we were un- interested in Joining this choiris PAGE 8) And make things seem cheerful and bright.

!"' able to obtain." invited to attend. The first Little you know how much it means
1. In the Army the good con-
\ rehearsal will be held today at
> A most enjoyable evening with 1715 in the small chapel at the duct medal is awarded to deserving To hear from you once in awhile.

the first dance of the whole A and corner of Mustin anJ BirminghamRoads. soldiers after a year's service. How It makes our task seem so much lighter

R sponsored by the Employes Association long must a man serve in the Navy And shortens a long dreary mile.
for Civil Service Employees before he can wear the good con-
" When the mail clerk hands out all the letters
Dec. 4 In the duct medal ?
; : was spent on I
Duval County armory. The group People Pepped Up 2. Are four square feet and four And none ever comes for me,

that enjoyed dancing to the good feet square the same quantity? My heart seems to stop with a loud heavy thump
music of Carmen Cavallard num- By Navy Day I 3. Roosevelt Churchill, Stalin IVly eyes dim, I can hardly see.But .

bered about 4000. The trio responsible -'I The celebration of Navy Day and Chiang Kal-Chek representedthe we laugh and pretend it doesn't matter "
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for such a nice programand 1913 on 27 Oct.. was at least twice United States, Great Britain, .
who were Introduced duringthe as extensive at that of the pre- Russia and China recently in world And listen to other boys mail, !") '

intermission were Daniel R. I vious year, according to a Navy conferences but do you know And hear all of their idle chatter I :,:'" :'

Whiddon. Mell C. Jackson, and I Department, announcement which one of these leaders has When we want to go hide 'neath a pail. .tI" ,

George II. Martin. Those In the Figures show that at least 5- headed his country for the longest But I don't want your pity I'm sure, (
audience who were recognized 763,000 people attended 6,407 Navy period?
were Commander E. Grant, USN, : Day celebrations, including :563 4. If you were to pitch a party My plea may be heard by another ? ,,' HI t\ '

.and his lovely wife for whom the 'luncheons 229 dinners, 393 mass for Mrs.: Miniver, Rhett Butler And this war Pit RO on and endure. .t .. ,

orchestra played their favorite I meetings 3.630 school assembliesand Polly Benedict, and Mr, Chips (Written to Robert Claude Ivey. MoM\LJc, y-% Uiv'l4 a, :

waltz. 93 parades. what famous movie stars would be by hi* brottor Clydfwho to oversea). ". I' ," .

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!I : J1IJ} Editorial f\J Offices rUfs tt selt r in

t-[ ,.;'r' Public Relations Office Room 221 andVieiDs f ronaStation .i
1 ,.. Administration Annex, Illdg 951 "
Telephone Extension 8512 d&

The JAX AIR NEWS la published weekly at the U. S. _
Naval Air Station. Jacksonville, Florida, by the Public
'. Relations Office at no expense to the government. Copies

,;' are personnel distributed at the free Naval of charge Air to Station enlisted, the and auxiliary other Naval air Commander H. K. Marken, ChC, USN
'.- stations at Lee and Cecil Fields and the Naval Air Gun
Tier's School. Distribution Is also made to the Head.. a
F quarters of the Naval l Air Operational Training Command a tA
t and the Naval Air Technical Training Center. i old fairy tales there was always a wizard
somewhere in the story who went round
Rear' Admiral Andrew C. McFall, USN
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training muttering magic words, forming magic
making use of magic instruments: With
Captafti Arthur 3\ln. USN he wove a spell, and whoever came under the
Commandant, felt the of the magic.
01 ever sway
Jacksonville Naval Air Station j
weaves such a spell each year. Its
I Captain John J. Malley (MC), USN, ? M ; habits, observances are old, renewed each
Commanding OfficerU. and always new, and man can
t S. Naval Hospital yet they are any
I r f fI their magic spell.
I I Captain Joseph B. L>nch, A-VG), USNR, magic is an attitode. The real Christmas
f. Commanding'! Officer, nor a season, but an attitude toward
a day
Naval Air Technical Training ;
F.. I experience in life, the attitude that stresses
Commander Edward E. Dolecek USN i and not getting, helping and not hindering,
Naval Commanding Air Gunner's Officer School j rather than ,evil, truth rather than false-

U .ut. Col. Chester L. Gawne USMC (Ret). word, Christmas is the attitude of good will A
I Commanding Marine Barracks Officer. practice in our everyday living. It is be VI
\ j the best about every man, never taking
Lieut CoL William T. Evans USMC (Ret). of him, offering hint a helping hand on
Commanding Officer, all that into the
Marine Aviation Detachment I Just about goes
"gentleman" is expressed in that time-worn
Commander William H. A hford. Jr.. USN, :: "The Christmas Spirit". Its practice is a

if'" Naval Auxiliary Commanding Air Station,Officer Green Cove Springs : \ : t job for every day in the year.

"tb, Commander William O. Burch, USN, is at his finest towards the finish of tile

Naval Auxiliary Commanding Air Station Officer Cecil Field E ;
1I is almost what he should be when Christmas!

j The SAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service t3a. U"61"'I'! h..rej;
material. Republication of ctedlted' matter prohibited lie's thinking more of others than he's

without 42nd St.. permission N, Y. C. of CNS War Department, 205 E L .., ,. .. .. ",.," !; the months before,
the laughter of his children I Itfl a joy worth

,i for.
Shop, Mail Now Literary Scrapbook is"less a !selfish creature than at any other
it I Only nine more days and it will be Christ- the Christmas "spirit' rules him he comes
Poems By Or .,. to the sublime.
., mas. By now you should not only have finished !

shopping but mailed gifts It'!,! Christma-s, man Is bigger and l 11'1 better
: your your The Soul of
C a Ship. his part;
> as well. is keener for the ..uI.Ice that IN prompted by
Now that
some say men make a !ship!
i However, there always will be some of us, As she goes on her way down the ; heart.
I with good intentions, of course, who will pro That the new which first man'her the petty thoughts and narrow seem to \'an-

crastinate, and delay; then at the very last The Good recruits, bad, or whatever after them may be. the for true a while reward he'" seeking Is the glory .of
coming soon
moment work ourselves up in a dither because And carry tradition along; smile. .
t' : "everything seems to be going wrong." If the spirit was good, it will always be for others! he Is toiling and somehow It

Of course, we have no one but ourselves to If bad it will always be wrong. to me
4) at Christmas he I Is almost what God wanted
blame, although we don't realize it very often.
to be.
The soul of a ship is a marvelous thing
I Ship's Service has been offering some unusually Not made of its wood or its steel
I hud to paint a picture of a man, I think
But fashioned mem'ries and \
good bargains this year as well as songs
I a variety selection. If are one of those And fed by the passions men feel. wait ,
It's built of ambition, of jealousy, strife.It he'd fought his selfish battle I and had put
... unfortunate sailors who hasn't his
just "got hate
includes almost all of the makings of ;
l around to it yet," our advice to you is to get It's nurtured on grumble--and, S"r'catch. him at his labors, when his thoughts
all of pelf,
right over there right 'away. All you have I
the long days and t the dr..ar."hf'n he's" striv
The soul of a ship is a molder of men
to do is to pick out your gift. The rest will for himself.
Her lives the
spirit on through
I !
be taken care for you. It will be wrapped As she started her life, so she is to the not take him when h..'" Mieering, when he's

with appropriate Christmas paper and pre- She shares each recruit's hopes and or depressed,
pared for mailing. Then all there is left for And each man who joins feels the ) I'd look for him at Christina, when he's

you to do is to carry it over to the postofficeand As he stands up and takes heart at his best.
} So he takes to himself the old sea as
mail it. And the ship's made a man among n Is .e\er in a struggle antI he's oft miss n

We to get your Christmas packages );
urge you
i are l1a)'" the worst that's In him It the
'a off at once. The mails are going to be of the good.

awfully crowded this year and your gift will' Hoot Mon The at Christmas kindness rule him and he put

_, Jose much of its sentimental value if it arrives The horse and mule live thirty aside

at its destination several days after Christ- years Who ..his- potty wide.hates" are vanished and his heart I-

of it that And know of wines and again;
1 mas. Unless you take care today, nothing Washed -By Edgar Guet.
f is exactly what is going to happen. beers;
at die
The goat sheep twenty
People are thinking of you back home and II And never taste of Scotch and Or I Divine Services I

I doing their Christmas shopping and mailing I Rye? the
The drinks water the ton
earlier this year. Surely you can return their cow by
And at eighteen 'I mostly done; saved, .'!''"' Chapel: Mmtin Road and Birmingham Au..*.
favor by doing the and making this
same The dog at fifteen cashes in Was :( Holy Communion
Christmas a happier one for all concerned. Without the aid of rum and gin; while Training Kecrult Divine Center service.Divine service.

The cat in milk and water soaks And Sunday School (small chapel!).
And then in twelve short years it ing General Divine service
{ Then Vesper wivtee
t Cash Gifts croaks; .. Ouprl: .Mutlin Road and Itlrmlncham .4u....
i The modest, sober bone-dry hen yards. MrtSJ
Lays eggs for 'nogs, then dies Mass.
) .. There are many proposals in Congress at ten; Mass.
these days for granting "cash gifts" to returning All animals are strictly dry; All >Mass.ja s:.

soldiers, sailors and marines. They They sinless live and swiftly die; name. .tllln 's lrnre genie.: Mails le.ad sad HlrmUlham

range from $50 to $100 a month for three or But sinful ginful, rum-soaked men But Small chapel
r Survive for three score years and Service: "laIU.! Road red llirininh ra AICBB
six months to a flat cash payment depending ten! Your rliaprl").
1 on length of service. -ANONYMOUS. such ( Sabbath service (Fri lay). .
___ : Sabbath service Friday).
V Other agencies, private and public, are j i iimt Devotions (Saturday),
formulating plans to assure post-war employ- Footnote To A Devotions
ment for all 'orIdVar II veterans. Every
effort is being made to avoid making the 6-Hour Pass "I ji Other Papers I

tragic mistakes of the last war. Now look, little beauty, ;
I think it's duty
my --
d. This is indeed a healthy sign. It would To tell you this stalemate can't I

i even be better if quick action could be taken last. I would ; a man is missing in action, his pay accounts
on all these proposals and the men in uniform My liberty's fleeting ; until his status Is definitely establish
be told just exactly what will be done for And I'm overheating; I no allotment has been arranged for his fam-
My blood pressure's rising but pay continues but does the family no good.
1 them when they return. For many of us are fast. allotment has been made, the family

already thinking about the future, even I've talked all I'm gonna I would have to struggle along on insufficient funds
though we know that there is a lot of hard Of Buana and Gueana. the ; year or mere until legal claim may be made
I've shown you my ribbons and balance of the pay accounts due.-SAND
fighting ahead of us before this war is won. I
scars. STATIC Seattle.
We are glad to see that our government is I've subsidized taxis I would gift;

devoting as much time as it is for the welfareof From Reubens and MaxI's.I've ; of Service
taken you 'round to the bars.
who their civil I
the men willingly gave up
Your curvulent chassis has which
love Navy a great and glorious past of
ian occupations to serve their country in its Entices me, Lassie. be justly proud, and everyone of us in
hour of need. It is the happy relationshipof So let's not encumber the plot to come will be glad to reflect upon our serv-

a government and its people that makes With double equationsAnd the NavyIF we have done] our part, and
for'the smooth functioning! of a democracysuch pretty evasions. Dell have done it well during the crisis years. Tha
DO YOU WANNA : we have given of our service unstintingly am-
\ as ours. We are all very proud to be-. NOT? ference which we may legitimately be proud of

I long) to, it. -I'1NUFEA'--u.1: :. -, .)' .."" -THE BLUJ

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Delightful Little Eyeful Breezes

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( igLanp' eis She's Lucky Here And There

'- ..A- Gal: "My goodness! that boyfriend

:o .... of mine is trying at hues"
/ < Pal: "That's nothing Mine in

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.:; By Steve Kalagian, Y2c young negro draftee was the
victim of so many practical jokes
\1 Those of our shipmates who have made by the Welfare office to get that he began to doubt all men

been fortunate enough to rate Holiday even more, but things Just didn't and their motives. One night,

leave this year are busy making pan out. After all, mates, we while he was on guard duty, the

.t their plans. Some of them just can't have everything:, although figure of an officer loomed up in
f have already r me and returned. there's no harm In trying. s the darkness

I All of us, however, can remember "Who goes there," challenged
) one thlng-arran our schedules } the
boyswill !!
t so we don't end up over- Moses," replied the of
be getting a look at Ada "Major
t leave. Remember buses and trains
Leonard and her All-Girl Rand ficer.
will be crowded, so don't put too
The soldier sensed a joke and
I Remember a few years back whenIt
much stock whatever schedules L
It .. Ada Leonard and her "Per replied.
they promise you. The safest way fect Back." We hear that ti "Glad to meet you, Moses, Advance
is to allow yourself plenty of time -
"Yank," the Army weekly, has, and give de Ten Commandments -
so that you can be sure you'll .''
been recommended for the Pulitzer
in with the O. O. D. on
prize Nice going, hope they
.ht'Ck instead of with the
Captain f As Induced
get It. Its a good sheet Givinga / i i '
War Bond for Christmas Isn'tMich Alice: "What's the matter, Lil,

u bad Idea either to and where did you get that uni-
This story comes from a civilian someone eKe or to :yourself I form ?"

worker who was doing some con Have you heard about the sensation Lil: "Heavens, I've been In
struction work in a WAVE barracks "
the new "football games": are duced.
I not so long ago. I creating on the station and inJacksonville '
r A sailor walked in one afternoon ? The most shocked a Y M1t Surprise
I and the usual cry of "Man aboard" I sailor, of the week was a sea- : l xY v Doctor: "Only I members of the

I echoed through the feminine domicile. man who walk Into Ship's Service family may see the )patient"Girl

There was a dead silence 1 got waited on Immediatelyand SI : "I'm his sister! ,

i for a moment, then came the echo received a smile to boot! I Doctor: "So glad to meet you.
of a sweet, young voice: If you think we got it tough here, II I'm his father"
"Throw mm up here to Iloom how about time boys at Tarawa I I,
I "
i .- ._ I who'll never see a Christmas tree I II 'Just Read 'EmPesonnei
-- again It looks like sea breezesfor II I I Officer: "Have you
MYSTERY OF TIlE WEEK-It lot of the boys by the first of "'
: to but it I the ; mates any references .
shouldn't ,
happen a dog sear Happy' sailing/ Sic: "No, sir, 1 tore them up.''
did to the station police. To put we'll he seeing/ you SMOKING Personnel "That
I Officer: teas a
I it tvry timply, mates, they "tt..ut i LAMP'S OUT. : foolish thing to do."
fobll 'd,'' What wf want to know '
# ----- -- ij'r
I Sic: 1'ou wouldn't think so if
is elo done itf"
. Name Of Borie Will J you had read them."

,a Here's a tale to prove that people Rise To Foe Next Ue- do get excited over that filthy Plague j

lucre known as money. It happened Secretary of the Navy Frank We have heard it'said from many sources that Ann Sothern is a thing for you is Mate to give: "The up drinking best-

to a Navy wife. I Knox has approved the naming of "delightful little eyeful." After looking over this fetching shot and I I and smoking, get up early --
her allotment -
She had been expecting recalling her in "Mazie" pictures who are we, after all, to argue |:
check for some time. a new destroyer, the USS Boric, every morning and go to bed early
about It. Incidentally, you will probably be seeing Ann in a dramatic "
Every time the mail man passed I to perpetuate the name of the famous every night.
the mail 'part pretty soon when "Cry Havoc" comes to the Station Theatre. In |I Sailor: "Somehow. Doc, I don'tdeserve
rushed to
her house she
"four stacker" which was
the meantime, though this picture ought to hold you. the best. What's the next
arrived. The
box to see if it had
the Atlantic after
lost recently in best?"
other morning a welcome looking
piece of paper greeted her. She I engaging and destroying two ene- I i --
Girl Who Danced Hula On Comparison
Jumped with joy and immediately _ny' UBoats.As .
a member of Task! Group An American sailor In Englandwas
rushed to a nearby grocery: store
the needed to I 21.14 with the USS Card USS Bar- giving some illustrations of
purchase goods
stock her pantry.As ry and USS Goff, the USS Borie U. S. Warships WAVE Here the size of his country. "You can
she moved along selectingAll : was awarded the Presidential Unit board a train In Texas at dawn

the delicacies at her disposal, I Citation on Nov. 10, for participation I land 24 hours later you will still be
in a team which destroyed I Norma Pendleton, Y2c who scor- In Texas," he said.
she decided to take another look They were always very courteous I
at her "gift" from the government more submarines than any team in ed a hit as one of the hula dancers to me." "lleally?" replied the English!

Slowly she opened the envelope I naval history. : in A. & R. Follies recently, is an Norma's parents were also raisedin I listener. "I thought only" English

and beamed at the paper inside American born in Hawaii. Hawaii, having been broughtover trains were like that.
.. of it. Then suddenly the smile "':" ':O I She had never seen the "main- to the "Islands" by their own

froze on her fare. She looked 1 land" tmeaning the United States) parents when they were still Calculus

about her hastily, then placing her If" until she was 18 years old when young. Right now they are living Mt Hyde calculus: "Have," you been

basket of groceries In an obscure I she came to California to attend on a sugar plantation operating through yet
corner she moved steathlly out of W" business school. Then came Pearl under the community plan idea. Ale Jekyl: "Not unless 1 passed

the store Harbor and she took a job with Her family isn't exactly a small :, through it on my" way here I'm

And who could blame her ? That < the Navy as a civilian at St. one. She is one of seven brothers' from California.
she had jo j and two other sisters. One brother I I I -
little piece of paper received o}: < Mary's Pre-flight school. There Who*
I I i
f 1 was not a check, but merely I It she did two things. She joined the is in the Army, another in the
, I I Radio Jeep (to Christian) : "Who
a notification form advising that t WAVES and she found her hus- Seabees and the rest busy at war
was that lady I saw outwit
her check was on the way. band. Lieut. Charles A. Pen- work."I ', you
last ?
, '> dleton. USN now on duty some- just had to join the WAVES," I'''I night -

Proposals for post-war benefits where in the Pacific. she declared, "because I was pretty

for servicemen seem to be as plentiful Yeoman Pendleton, who Is at- much broken up over what the Night-Cap
"I said
in Congress these days as tached to the N.A.O.T.C. person- Japs did to Pearl Haibor. I felt i Officer: thought you
locker contained but
before election. that having been born and raised I your nothing
campaign speeches lei office, took hula lessons as a old clothes. What's this whiskey
there, I had to do something to
young girl in Hawaii and was doing in It !"
Not much time left to do your pay the Japs back."
several who
( among groups were I Cadet: "Oh, that's just my night-
Christmas shopping, mates. They ix ---- --.
r a+ka,C sent aboard ships to entertain !
should have been In the mail long l whenever the U. S. Fleet came to Some Cold cap

I ago. ___ Hawaii. She attended schools This "tall tale" concerns the Soldier Last HopeA
: where students were of various an- back from Iceland who said It | squad of recruits had been

Have you noticed the departmentstore : cestories--Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian was so cold there that the candle out to the rifle range for their

atmosphere in the Ship'sS'rvice Filipinos, and "Haoles." froze and he couldn't blow it out. first try at marksmanship. They
Merchandise section n iHaoles means white in Hawaiian). "That's' nuthlng," boasted the knelt at 250' yards and fired. Not a
:Makes feel like you're back
you Christmas shopping I "But we got along well all of boy on furlough from Alaska "Up hit. They moved up to 200 yards
doing your us," Yeoman Pendleton declared. our way It was so darn cold that Not a hit. They tried at 100 yards.

in pre-war_ ._!days. "I found all of them charming I when the top serge bawled us out Not a hit.
'people. As for the Japanese chil- his words came out In ice cubes | "Tenshun," the Chief barked
Some entertainment coming -
good dren they were too young to know and we had to thaw them out to "Fix bayonets! Charge! It's your
until theA"ntl
this of !!the way year.from Attempts now !! were I Diana Lewis i what their country was doing. : find out what he was saying only chance."


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i ", .' NAS Teams End
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-. .. I, UNITS Position A nOD E F Total

C> RUN In Touchballj RECRUIT CENTER 1 6-1/2 15 4 1 12-1/3 12 t O516A
t .. & R 2 1S: 3 0 3 12.1/.1 10 ,,4:1-1/3:
I SEAMAN GUARD :2 :2 9 0 ::5 12-13 n 4.1-1/3
j j Final determined
: ':R standings were SHIP'S STORE AsnORE 4 9 12 3 0 2 7-1/2 3.112VM
*' 'JI' ? ;'' : last week in the Station touch HANGAR :5 2 8 0 0 8 9 21 .
.' :r- JtV" I' football league with the comple- 0& G 6 1U 2 3 0 7 3-1/2 25-1/2
-. BOAT lOUSE 7 3 7 0 0 6 51.2 21-1/2
tion of unfinished Seaman
'f,. 4, __ __ games.
." T-4 S 0 10( 0 0 9 2 21
I. .-:' : Guard had already clinched the .
.( T-1-PARACHUTE LOFT 9 6-1/2 !8 0 0 2 2 15-1/2

*, _" /' By Edmund Walsh. Y2 .... ::'to' opponents title by whipping to gain each first of place its un-ten VPB 2 UNIT& FERRIFS No, 2 1? : i 8 A 3 2 2 5.1/2 15]112DOCKS

HOSPITAL 12 2 :2 0 0 2 7-1/2 1113VP13
defeated and untied. 2 UNIT No. 1 13 6 2 0 0 2 3-1/2 13-1/2
A request which is sure fire to find its way out of bounds By winning the championship, VTB-2 H 6-1/2 2 1 0:2: 2 13-1/2 .

with Commander Edward. Mahan, Station Welfare) officer Seaman Guard earned 15 points to- PERSONNEL vo-vcs ]]5 6 2 6.1/2: 2 4 g g 4 2 2 2 g-l/2

and former Harvard grid luminary, is one for an all time ward the Commandant's Cup. MARINE BARRACKS 17:1 2 1 0:5: 0 11
Points secured by other units follows DISPENSARY 18:1: 2 0 0 2 :7 8
All American team. : Recruit Center, 12; A and R, T-:5: 19:2: 2200 0 6
COOKS 8. BAKERS 2" 3 0
2 1 0 0 6
"There is no such thing as 10; VM,_nine I_ ; Hospital, seven and AIR WING :5 21 2 ::2 0 0 0 0 4
FIRE DEPARTMENT 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
an all time All American, HAS Boxers Would riNAL STANDINGSW STOREJ..EF.PERS 2:1:2: : 0 0 0 0 0 :2
i says the Comdr. fisting his Seaman Guard 10 L 0 MAIN GALLEYz.t: 2 2
desk. "How 9 1 A, softball: B, qualirication' swimming; C' bonus points station sort.
t Aeandtenter 82 ball; D. Bonus point 1 ; station baseball. E, Nay Bail; F, Touch Foot-
are you going Like To Oppose VM 7 3 ball.
Hospital :5 4
:' : to decide who Shins Store Ashore 5 4
,, ,E t ) VPB 2 ((2) 3 7
J was greater, : Nearby Stations ll'Jlthoust'VPB: 2 (1) 3 28 7 : Gather Round and Hear How American

Ted Coy of I OandG 28
} To the victors belong the spoils j| Dispensary q10I
'''' \ Yale 1 TIed and in strict accord with the above I Sports Are Reported In EnglandAmerican
I ;, principle the first annual I a half; Ships Store Ashore, seven
i 'J' Grange of Illinois boxing and half VPB 2 five and
| dinner was held a ; ((2), a
I Tuesday writers and radio have volum-
night at I sports announcers
f half
Boathouse five and half
u or Tommy the Seminole hotel ; a ;
.' Harmon I 1 and runners in the winners j VPB 2 (1), three and a half; inous vocabularies for use in describing sports events. Here'san

T of Michigan ? I cessful NAS up tournament.highly suc- | Ordnance and Gunnery three and I example of how* the British sports writers cover American,
1 a half; ana Dispensary, two.
at the .
\1 They all play- R. R. were Commander The biggest event of the week
Johnson Executive following is reprinted from '--
Co mdi, Mahan ed a different Officer; Commander Edward Ma- I was the battle for second place Bugs Barringer's column in the I

game. (Changes are going on han, Welfare officer; Commander where Recruit and Center nosed out Rocky Mount N. C. Evening Tele- I New Boxers Come
in 18 to
Assembly Repair an
Fred Gage, Yard He received these items
all the time. Rule changes are Department of- 12 ball gram.
ficer; Lieut. Raymond game. from a Service friend in England.
Forsberg Out For
the biggest factor in making Ass't Welfare officer Recruit Center's victory was TourneyAt
; Lt. (jgl> BASEBALL"The
spearheaded by the passing of I
for a different game through Vernon Sechriest Public
Relations pitching was too good for
Officer Charley Anastasio one time L.S.U. Green Cove
1 the \ears. ; Lt. (Jg) Stanley Culp, editor captain and the crack defense playof the batting, but what mostly impressed -
"Changes! have been made in of the Jax Air News; and visitors was the astonishing -
Schumacher. The winners three
J the size of the ball, the position Lt. (jg) John Patrick, officer in touchdowns came on two ,accuracy of the throwing and Sectional rivalry in the coming

1 of the goal posts, In equipmentand ( charge of boxing for the tourna- Anastasio to Bishop for 10 passes yards ( catching. With one possible! ex- all-station boxing tournament at

many other thln '. "For example ment.Lee Issues I and Anastasio to Kennedy for :30 ception every catch in both games the Naval Auxiliary Air Station,'

4 how would you compare ChallengeDick yards and a pass interception by was held- and eld, moreover, with Green Cove Springs, is reaching a
\\illic Heston.! Michigan: with Lee, S2c, Seaman Guard I Ted Czech" former Drake star who I nonchalane ease. One other point the different
peak as
t BronKo Napurvkl! of :%Ilnncsota.When sounded the keynote of the evening I took the ball out of the air and : was the almost nervous anxiety of departmentscomb
Heston uas plat'(ins, he had for the boxers when he said: I then passed 35 yards to Bishop for players and substitutes to keepon their ranks for hidden tal
three downs to make fire yards.agursKl "In our recent tournament we have I the final score. I throwing the ball. They had ent in the art of throwing leather.
> ; had four don'us to uncovered some good fighters from A and R's two'touchdowns were been at it in practice since soon Three new men, representingthree
make 10 :>anN. our units here on the Station. We on spectacular plays with after breakfast but when in the
pass separate departments, sign.
think :
"The entire "st>le of the game we could form a good team Ramsey throwing one to Weinerfor game Itself a batter was out the
I has changed. in the last twenty and would) like to challenge teamsof 15 yards and another for 10 fielders drew in and the ball was ed up for the opportunity of cop.

years' ," the Commander whom neighboring" stations and the yards. The first time Weiner took flung from one to another with ping the Gold Medal championship

Walter Camp named three' times NATTC. the pigskin 25 yards to score and lightning rapidity before being awaid. The new aspirants wereD.
on his All American eleven, Boxers attending were: Johnny the second time 35 yards. tossed to the, pitcher."-The Lon- G. Jones of the Commissaryand
went on, \Vhat use D. E. Mlddleton of the Police
a running game ha. heroine DeFranco and Clyde Perry, Sea- each club were Chitty and Oliver, IIASKKTBALLThe
also! a wide open panning man Guard; Jimmy Wismer. AS- linemen, of Recruit Center and British Press described the depaitment, both in the 13S Ib.

J game. In the old days when the sembly and Repair; Willie Scaggs Vorbeck a guard Ciccia, a tackle game thus: "Basketball is playedon class.
"seen man line was used almostexclusHely Boathouse; Ritchie Mendoza ARM3c. and Pointek, a half back, of A a 'pitch' 80 by 40 feet. A' The Marine Guard pushed their
I ,' the opposing backs! and Cpl. Troy Bohannon and R.Ramsey. 'soccer' football is used. There are claim for the team championship
came tip fast" to !stop( any ball USMC VPB (1)) Gerald Green, Re- five men on each side. Numerous by entering Private C. P. Philippin.
carrier' who might have got cruit Center; Bill Morse, S2c and officials are involved in the game. in the welterweight division. Lieut
through the line. Today with a Paul Myrehn V5 Tarmacs. A and R, and Bishop Whistles are sounded for breachesin (jg) Al Mann reports that Jones

t five man line used 'so widely, the Among the other guests attending Recruit Center Lead the rules; pistols are fired at delivers from the port side and
backs don't crowd up toward the were Billy Reed Y2c, of the Scorers the end of a period and trumpets says that the fact that the lightweight
line but "stay back to break up NAOTC, welfare and recreation Ramsey A and R, and Bishop. sounded for resumption of play." carries his stinger in his
passes.!' office who with Lt. (Jg) John Pat- Recruit Center were the standout FOOTBALL"As left hand and has had some amateur
"Passing has brought a big difference rick conceived the idea for the performers in the recently concluded soon as the whistle blows, boxing experience previously,
Back in 1906 forward I tourney, Sgt Chappa, USMC and Station touch football season. the centre, who has been crouch- should make trouble for the other
passing came in with Eddie Cbtt- Ed Stancheski, S2c, judge and sec- Pace setters in touchdown passes ing bird-like over the ball, hurls boys in his weight class
ems. of St. Louis U. coaching the ond respectively. were: Ramsey. 36; Anastasio Re- it through his legs to one of the i Marine Guard and VF squadron
middle western school in a new I Edmund Walsh Y2c. Station cruit Center, 33; Collins, :.osp-tal:: backs, while on either side of him I now stand about even in entries,
brand of offense At that time no sports editor was the toastmaster. 20; Lyons Seaman Guard 16; I guards, tackles, and ends leap holding a large majority over Security .
paaees could be longer than 20 Scanlon Dispensary 12; Norman I. from a kneeling position into awful -I Watch Student Officer's
yards I I Ships Store 12; and Hanna VPB life. As the guards tackles Quarters, Commissary and Boathouse -
"Still in the period before the I Lombardo 2 (It. 11. I and ends of the opposing team-- Coach Mann had a good
forward pass football had some of i Named CaptainCadet Highest point totals were run many of whom weigh more than word for the representative of the

its greatest backs.. How could one Tom Lombardo, of st. up by Bishop Recruit Center, 84; 200 pounds spring to action at last-named department. Seaman N.
consider Walter Eckersall of Chi- I Louis regular quarterback of the Shoemaker, Recruit Center, 72; the same moment an appalling A. Medlock following last week's
cago and Sammy Baugh of Texas Army football team was named Weiner, A and R, 78; Wright, Dis- sodden crash is heard. The two workouts. Private A. J. Rampino
Christian contenders for an all captain of the 1944 squad succeeding pensary, and Carter, Ships Store lines have met the ball Is of the Marines also made a. good
American backfield Eckersall had Casmir Myshnski, Steubenville Ashore 42; Ramsey A and R, eventually discovered under a heapof showing.
less tools to work with. There (Ohio) center who will be graduated Gardner, VPB 2 ((1)), Foxx. Boat- writhing players. Those who Dally workouts are being intensified
was no forward pass just after in the spring. An honor student house and Warwick, Seaman appear to be seriously injured are as the Boxing entrants enter
the turn of the century when Lombardo ranks in the first fifty Guard, 36; Piezerka and Shone- carried off and substitutes drawn the final two weeks before the prelims .
'Eck was starring for 'Old ManStagg' students !in his class. man, Seaman Guard, 30. Continued OB rare Seven on January 4
s at Chicago. Eckersall was ,
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was unexcelled also outstanding as a drop as kicker.a runnel He Triumphant Seaman Guard Go Through 10 Playoff Games Undefeated, Untied
and kicker. Baugh's reputationhas
been built largely around his I

bullet like passirg and his great !
"IJovv would one rate Harold
"'f"f'k", Columbia's! "standout running
halfback in All American
consideration Weeks played
around 1003: '01 and '05 In a

period when hurdling was per
salt ted. Hurdling was ruled
E out in 'Ott and the forward pass

came in."Speaking.
; of the pass again.
look at the hall nf yesterday and

toilaj. A passer today, Rjugh. ,1JiJ
I.uckman and the rest are throw- lZ 4
Ing a dart. The ball of the early K
days was of a different "shape. -.+
much fatter.
"Knds: in the old ila>'s can't I I

lie compared with ei-els of todaj.Illnkej '. '
and Sheilin, of Yale,
had assignments "hl'h't're different \ : VfI

In many ways. They never -
caught or saw a pa*>.s, but
they were great d..ft'n..I1.I lay- .
ers. Hinkey *a'd: 'No= one gets .I
around my end except: on a .
stretcher.' En'" today concentrate :i M
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on ('afthilipa./! ', covering I '
kicks bud getting into the ;
other'! fellow's backfield. A toast "to.lbtjJSeaman' Guard) Probably'unapproached in the annals of Station sports was the record of ten consecutive victories scored by
"D*ti Hutson. the much talked the champfoHlKJuarctomen' : ;itf.ln* touch football playoffs The winners defeated eaeh of the other entries. Left to first row: C. P.Pieczarka. .
&bou)$(' Alabama and Green Bay S2c; S R B3.rm tkekl.'!'Coc.; U Warwkk, Cox; M. A. Woo dfin. SIc; J. McCullough, S2c; C. H Brooks, EM3e; and D. E. West. '

Paolrtr1 pass catcher specialized! S2c; Second row L. M. %Wilson,,S2p; J, > laUory; | Stc| W. Hess, Sic; E. Lyons, Cox.; R. Manners, Sic; R. J. Pless, SIc; W. Katawczik, S2c: .
just 'oV e department of end play. and It. C. Garner, S2c. Third row, Lieut. Marty McDonough coach; J. C. Young, Sic; W. P. Taipley, S2c; T C. Thompson, S2c; C. G. WI-,
He i isn't: the type.,of.en4 yho could I Shoeneman. EM3oi'Chief[ Boatswain W. ,Chandler; J. B. Horning, BM2c; J. Poe Cox.; C. H. Swain, Sic; C. B. Castles, Sic; Lieut Donald
I ,\ C01Itln..tP. e'f'1t' Cross and Lieut. Connie Edgar'Suratt.III. 'I''

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16 December, 1943 JAX AIR NEWS Page Seven t

French And American Sailors Keep Soccer Ball Flying NAT'CEN Leads Up To Big

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I : __ T Xmas Eve Program With A

# Series of EntertainmentsA

> gala program for Christmas week, beginning with a

show by NATTC personnel, augumented by stars currently

appearing at Jacksonville's better clubs and hotels, the even

Y ing of 20 December, has been announced by NATTC Welfare

Office. The NATTC auditorium will prove the center of

I attraction for entertainment lov
!11 .

....A Like Early Bird ers.
> I Tuesday 21 December will be

.... highlighted by the personal appearance -

; Early Mailer To of Frank Buck of "bring
.f' ; 'em back
2)'J I alive" fame. Buck will

: : ; Get Satisfaction give three performances that day

,: and tell of his many thrilling experiences -

while capturing wild
According to The Postal Bulletin
Jungle animals. He will accompany -
of recent date those who mailed
his stories with unusual motion
packages in November and the pictures

first day or two of December can On Wednesday of the same week
feel certain that their gifts will Ada Leonard and her Ail-Ameri
be delivered by Christmas. "If can Girl Orchestra will present two
mailings are completed within the shows at the NATTC auditorium

A flying Frenchman (light trunks aims a ball into the American defenses in a soccer game at the next few days," said the Dec. 3, and she will appear again on
NATTC The teams, which were from the Aviation Machinist Mate school, waged a hotly contested bat Postal Bulletin, "the parcels will Thursday. This outfit, which has
tle but the Frenchmen found the going to their liking and won 3 to 0. I arrive on time; but every day'adelay played the nation's finest theatres,
by mailers now means much hotels and
___.h. __ __ less likelihood that delivery can !la rated major radio" networks
"tops. A

Metal Machines 3A NAS Unit Teams Begin Speed RecordOur be"Transportation made by Christmas.facilities bur- brunette in pictures", with uoO that look Ada"you Leonard dashing oughta'be

Cage Season MondayCommandant's dened as never before by wartime has with her 17 of the best
Cup competitionin powerful thrusts during demands, cannot handle on time a musicians in the land. girl
Defeats Aircraft the last week against liwajaleln late flood of gifts and greeting
the enlisted mens basketball Friday will
round out the Christmas
atoll and Rol airdrome in the cards. Even a year ago when the
leagues will get underway Monday week
Marshall Island recalls a scene burden was not so heavy, many celebration with the
Overhaul 7 to 6 with four games.In to Lieut. John be- Christmas tree, Christmas decorations -
VM West of the fast' gifts arrived after the holiday
the American league, and
and est' thing he ever saw on two cause of a,late rush of mailings. carol singing giving a,,
Hangar meets Recruit Center
homey touch "
:Metal Machines 3A barely beat t Main Galley tangles with the Boat- wheels. Lieut. West, now a This year the situation is much to "the night before

out Aircraft Overhaul 7 to 6 i in house. In the National league VPB flight instructor at the NAAS, more serious and mailings must
the touch football Green Cove Springs, and his be completed at once or many will
playoffs of the
2 ((2)) opposes 0 and G and Squadron -
squadron went In to bomb Rol be Christmas The; ,
Assembly and Repair departmental VF squares off with T 1. disappointed on Up Ladder
league. Twenty teams competedin -( Jj airdrome during the early Pacific "Reports from post offices show
a season where more than 600 fighting. As they approached that a large number of gifts are
.. games were plajcd English Writers Tell Kwujalein atoll they now being mailed; and marked 'Do Advancements In RatingsAt
noticed a Jap languidly pumpIng not open until Christmas.' How- .
Lineups for the final contest About NAS Jacksonville
were: Aircraft Overhaul, Kosby, Sports a bicycle across a small ever, these constitute a rather ,
Beers, Aplaugh, Jensen, Stussing, Continued From Page SI* bridge spanning; a space of wa- small percentage of the total num-
O'Malley and Shelfont, linemen; from the army of icserves. The ter. The boys gave him a short ber sent each Christmas season The following; Is a partial list of advancements
:McDermont, Pointek, Anckner and referee and two assistants examine burst. The horrified Jap took Unless mailings are practically In ratings efectl\c 1 December -
the ball and decide the precise one look and lit out over that completed in the next few days, To :
.Walters, backs; Metal Machines': ACM'nes.
:igmon, Trentham, Weaver, Premier spot at which it has come to earth bridge so" fast he was almost indistinguishable the great burden on transportation To ACMr.lAAhal'lt's( T. Schiag
..Harris Stout A couple of men with a surveyor'stape "Undoubtedly, facilities makes it very likely that To ACM Ml(PA)-Allan Eo McArthur.
and Sherman, ,
E .
Dolly Tully Solon S.'pbbel'.
the fastest thing on two wheelsI deliveries cannot be completed by
linemen; Lund, Weiner, Barnes and run on the field and measure To ACMMKAA( )-John Potfay. Jr.
Carter. backs. how far the side has advanced have ever seen' Says Lt.West December 25 To ACOMBAA: ( ) Eugene B. Mur-
And the operation is repeated. So "and we got to laughing I -- 4- dock, Oil W. Shahan. Ji.
: t. Aircraft Overhaul Scoress To ACRMAA)-\Vllllam W.
h '"*% it appears to the novice, to the so hard we almost forgot to To CAP(PAaltei) S Albright Bowen.
: \; ''AJrcraft Overhaul scored first untaught spectator, but the know- leave our railing cards at Hoi Naval UniTs Must To CBmstrPA)-trank E. Binder.
.,onpass from Pointek to Stussing ing eye sees intricacy and speed, airdrome-almost!1" To AerM3c-Thomas S. Dennison .
good"for ten yards, leaving the Cleo J. Gates Mary K, Segler, Rodney
tactics and strategy in the move- B Varian Ola M White
wore at the half 6 to 0. In the ment of every player.-Errc Link- A and R EmployesAre Assume Full Task To AMM2o-Mary L. Arnold.
second half Metal Machines To
tallied later in a Bristol Newsoaper. AMMIlc-James F, Haitnett. Marlin
when Weiner passed to Harris who Given Awards J. Hupka. Howard E. Kelly, Al
beit B. Mauk.
took a 20 yard toss and went another Awards for beneficial The Army Air Forces has with- To AVIMI2C-Ellas M April Paul J.
20 to scoie drawn from anti-submarine ope- Moore Thomas. Sim.
Following the policy of giving Bronko NagurskiWas were made to the following rations and the United States To AOMBlc-Henry P, Stockard.
the and To :
employees in Assembly AOMB2cMlllam C. Johnson
the decision
to the team advancing Department on 2 December: Navy has assumed full responsibility Thomas A, Lynch, Charles E', \Mm-
the ball furthest into its opponents Human Tank it was recently announced by brow,
Arthur A Anderson, intermin
territory Metal Machines was declared the War Department. To BKR2c-Otto S. Ingram.
overhaul; Grace P. Burris, accessories To BKR3c-Lawience T, Connolly,
the winner, as Weiner flipped To Jim Conzelman ; Joseph M Cooper, engine An outgrowth of the First John Fletcher Jr.. Bernard M Hov,
a pass to Sigmon good for Bomber Command, which since 8 Adolphun A. Morris, Cobet F, Olsson
overhaul Jeanette
23 ; Gregory, acces- Donald R Zlehm
yards When genial Jimmy Conzelman sories; Reece W. Hamblen, metal Dec, 1941, has been engaged in To BM2c-Bennelte Biantley, James
**j ---- was coach of the Chicago,:: Cardi- and machine; Chas. S Hoard, metal anti-submarine activities, the B Cox Lawtence F. t.mmertz Albert .
nals in the National Professional and machine Army Air Forces Anti-submarine H Floweis, James B Horning. Samuel -
Janelt Howard A. Kindle, James
The RunwayContinued Football League his team used to Margaret H. Knott, engine over- Command was activated in October M, Lewis, Frank J, Masanz, James H.
absorb some heartless wallopings haul; G. C Massey accessories; 1942 under Brigadier General I I McDonald Okey B. Moore'. George C.
From ra&'e Six from those mighty monsters of Albert F. Millford, metal and ma- Westside T Larson. .. Pace, Joseph A, Porter, Tony P. Pry,
McKolas l N. Reba,
Ray V. Simmons 1 ,
break up a flying wedge. the midway the proud Chicago chine; Edward H, Millson, acces- It was also announced that the ;. Steve E Starrlck, Wayne C. Timmons
"Linemen of yesterday stood up Bears sories; Chas S. Sinks (2 suggestions ': Navy has now acquired sufficient I Butt A. Ussery. Jr.. ttllllam C. Van
and used their hands more than Today Jimmy is public relationsman I ), metal and machine; E. L. planes and trained sufficient crews i D>'ke.BMlc Walter J. Younjr.To .
-Stewart A Hunt Robert
the 1 linemen! of today. I alwayswas ; for the_ St.__ Louis Brownswhich I I Smith, (2 suggestions), accesso- to take over complete responSibll-1 F. Lee, Richard R. Sobczak, Henry C.
'! taught that the use ui: the L la a far cry u, indeed, from ries. I ity against the Tate
hands fitted in with the first prin- those dear dead days of long ago --- -- -

piles of self defense and am sur- when he used to sit in the chill "Hello" To Folks Back Home
prised to notice how little players autumn air on Sundays and watch Friendly
of today use them for protection, his team ,get:: crushed underfoot by .' "
or to get away from a tackier the Mastodons. He can look back

"A lineman of old covered with a smile at those dreadful "". ,.. ""'
more ground laterally' than do days now, although when he recalls "' '.
the linemen<< of today. Ham what Bronko Nagurski used A e ,.

Fish of Vale, one of the biggest/ to do to his boys, the smile is 1 t .
tackles, I've ever seen play (the I quite liable to break into a shud
stood 6' .1" and weighed 105Ins. '" der.

.) was able to see which way Stepped On 1'uces 4

the< aiun of his, great height and himself was always a fright eii
oiildn't compare a tackle like for the Cards to behold. He used
.,'Ish who played In '07, 08 and I to murder them. He'd take the
09 with n tackle like Sty.dahar ball, curl it un in his arms like CtL
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of West Virginia and the Hears.M.vdahur a baby, and then step on the nearest "
doe hit offensive and Cardinal's face. The Bronk
defensive work from a crouch was a hard man to stop in those
"rn fudge Ilefflcflnger'a day days. ;
at Vale, In the early nineties, On one occasion, after the Cardinals -
he would lead a ball carrier had undergone,:: an exceptionally
through. That I IN the ball carrier I gruesome shellacking at the ..
piled on the barks i>f his I hands of Nagurski.: the badly bat 'f.I"f. "
linemen and they carried hint tered men of Conzelman climbed
ahead.) wearily into a bus destined to car ". .
"About a rule change or two, ry them safely to the comfort of
consider the old days >before 1010 their hotel* The brave, embattled : I I 1l
when a player had to stay out of Cardinals were feeling tenderly for i \
the game if he left it once. Then their seats wl : red faced .. ,...t ,.

take the case of Frank Sinkwlch. woman laif&WJMjtUflba&UbM i,
who could be rested on the side- brushed past a couple of'\ ik6! :.i SEND A '
lines and be sent In at a moment's bowled over two or three guards: )! 1
/ notice to perk up his teammate and hip-blocked two tailbacks out '!
"In first downs, at one time -a of a seat. RECORDNt!* .
team had three downs to make "Watch out. fellows," warned' i.

live yards which earned a first Conzelman. "It's Naguraki's mother. ,-.. HOMF
down then. Later it was three ."
downs to make ten yaids find af- P. S. Nagurski. returning to Scores of sailors and marines at NATTC are sending "vocal greetings' home this Christmas. Throughthe
that four down to make ten football this season after several courtesy of D. B Mangham bcnteri.'. Jacksonville representative of n nationally .known soft drink
.pr da. years lay off, smacked over for a company a recording unit has been net up in NATTC Ship Service and all hands are invited to drop in .
Football like the old giey mate touchdown in the Bears 35 to 2ft') and nay a big 'hello" to the folks back home The records are about a minute in length and are pre-

'Mn't' what she used to be. defeat of the Cardinals I tented tree to personnel. s


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I, Eight. JAX AIR NEWS 16 December 1943

.)'. TOP NOTES ar OVERLIN The Inquiring I Receives Citation .

1;. ReporterQUESTION t:-

GUNt4&. CHARLES J, TI, q, : Some people : -

( like their music fast, some likeit

1 slow and others like it in

AOM 3C -INSTRUCTOR IN between. Now/ we want to I
'.;' GANGSTER {KNOWS > know/ which orchestra you tike




Miller is my choice. I like his style a
of playing. He aoesn't swing it
out too much. He's just right to

suit my musical taste." ..
"I'll take Harry James. Why Oh,
T4 well, he's Just got what it takes"
l ( S A FINAL WISH like 'em all. But Glenn Miller is

I \ i i / HE HOPES SANTA best. I like his style." .

\ I NAMES AND ADDRESS'ES "Of course. I like Guy Lombardoand ?' 'S

OF ALL THE, Xavier Cugat. I like Guy's
r type of music. And since I love
t to rhumba, I like Cugat's brand,

"Glenn Miller! His band just appeals -

to me. He plays that fast '
stuff or he can play slow pieces '
KEN WRIGHT, PhMSc: "Harry :
James but definitely! He has a :'

real solid trumpet and a good band
--'''-.........;;.... -- -.-- behind it. I like his versions of

GMDi: TOIwo ".-_'_ 'You "Made Me Love You' best ofi
AAs:AN4 i
j = all. James tas been my favorite :
ever since Glenn Miller became a ;
P05tf1ON IN 30 SECO Captain in the Army. And I don't.pick I Captain Arthur Gavin, commandant.. is shown pinning a Presidential *
Harry James because his wife Unit Citation Lt E. Souza
on jg. Philip Pacific battle veteran,
Is Betty Grable, either. I during at this Station last
Commander ceremony Saturday morning.
Of Beach Air
Daytona CARL GLATZ Sic: "My vote -

r. goes to Benny Goodman. He's even
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better since Gene Krupa started Commercial Bulletins

Station Is Awarded Silver Star playing the drums for him recently. Dept. FOK HKJVT ? '.

I Goodman is solid man." Double room 2tJ01\ Park Street, .t
c-: 7.7965.lloui'Ie.
... In a quiet but impressive ceremony -! PFC JOESEPH CAMPBELL: room with' private' hath
Tuesday in the office of "Glenn Miller. I just like his music. 1S2S Talbot Ave.. 2-0 41.
Rear Admr. A. C. McFall chief Quiz Contest It's smooth andarrangedight.." Johns Room Avenue.and private 7-5.141. bath, 2245 St.

of Naval Air Operational Train- JAMES MELOTT AMM2c: "I Chief S. E. Garland latest mem Double room, 1720: Inwood Terrace
ing, Capt. Willis E. Cleaves, USN, ANSWERS don't know all the orchestras by 93112.
of the Yard Office to be victimized
commanding officer of the U. S. their names but I know what I Nicely furnished double room in
reports that he has suc- riverfront home. 21430. .
Naval Air Station at Daytona (QUESTIONS ARE PRINTED ON like. I'm not a jitterbug but I cessfully fought off a sharp attack Room with kitchen pry 1 !4 ..L.16S1 .
\ :Beach, received the Navy's Silver (PAGE 3) like to listen to Louis Armstrong'stype : WoodmPI'f'9504.. .
by the seemingly ever pres- faster bedroom, living too ... "
Star medal for : of jive. My favorite piece of '
"conspicuous gal- 1. The good conduct medal in ent, ever annoying "flu" germ. private bath. 3311 I'ark St. 2-*.,."
lantry and intrepidity as com the Navy is awarded to men who music however is 'Ave Maria'MARY Hourn with twin bed and connect* ;
mand officer of a United States i have completed at least three SUE HUTTO Sic: "Out Yard Department athletic eyes Ing bath. 3547 Park Street 2-17 2.KOli .
years .. '
are now turning to Basketball. !III. : 'i
I know of
of all the bands a mann
warship. I of their six year enlistment, pro- Table model radio; '
Four divisions of the Yard De-
Admiral McFall pinned the me- I viding of course, that they have the Navy has the best one. It's all wave, 7 tube $:
t :who's at NATTC, partment will be represented in the 82711. rfo."DJ.rband
dal on the 41-year-old captain maintained Clyde McCoy,
rate of
a high
i profi-
station Basketball League race: 1933: Pontiac; good ;
while two other captains, Capt. Memphis. He has an All-Navy
ciency. condition rail I.t. (jg)
the Docks and Ferries "Buccaneers"
Arthur Gavin, commandant of the I 2. No. (Four feet square means band and I like its rhythm. No- Circulating' Heater. l"alt. Mr.
i Station and Capt. Ernest W. I body else can play 'Sugar Blues' the Boathouse "Destroyers", Smith. 2-71 20.
a rectangle four feet long on each the Seaman Guard "Blue Devils", J.8<1y'.. bicycle; excellent condition -
Litch. former chief of staff of the the: he can.
: side-whose area is 16 feet. Four and the Fire House "Red Raiders". ; complete with basket tan Naval Air Operational Training ;: feet means of TED EASTERLY, Sic: "Xavier and hell. 3000. Call Mr. Fetery.
square any group
At the
present time, pre-season ": tISH..
Command, were among those wit- Cugat can make music wiggle Just
) I rectangles that may measure four estimates seem to place the "Buc 1918 Hulfk Sedan: Rood condition;
like fish. That rhumba
nessing the ceremony. I feet on one side and one of the a conga, caneers" and "Destroyers" at the radio. I.t. iullllot.: J<:u. 416.
"When his ship was torpedoedby I other-or 2x2-so their hula hula hippy rhythm of Cugat'sgets I U'urlltzer Cornet case and horn la
an enemy submarine," read an long as in your blood and before you top, followed by the "Blue Devils", perfect condition, $4O. J, W Mann. .. ..
area is four square feet.) with the Raiders" 2101 ,
"Red an un- College St. Phone 7-5475: after
accompanying citation written by know it you're wriggling like a ;
I I 3. Stalin has headed Russia since known quantity because of their 5:30.:
the Secretary of the Navy for the wiggler yourself. \VA:>TKII:
1924 Roosevelt (the U. S.) since
This will be the first
; newness.
President. Captain (then Commander MELVERN WEIR AM2c: "Har Table mode) radio I.t. (Jar) Tel*
1933, Churchill (England) since league entry for the firehouses ford Room 111, AdministrationBulldlntr. !
) Cleaves "directed the maneuvers ry James. I don't know why I like tat: 86tf7.
1940, and Chiang Kai-Chek (China) and while they are comparativelynew
M S and gunfire of his vessel i since 1937. him best. I guess it's just because Want to rent 5 or ( ft. electric'
1 with such I like his style of music and the they no doubt will make their !Ice box. fall ":xt. 8240.
a )I 4. Mrs. :Miniver--Greer Garson; presence known in a big way. It I Hide to St. Pt't..rIChurlC l Florida or .
skill and inspiring leadership that |i Butler-Clark Gable; Polly Bene- way he plays it. might be wise for the other mem- vicinity Dei-ember 23 by mi I lor and
he enabled the officers and WILLIAM HORN AMMSc: I wife. I'all0017 after "
men j a n. rrr "
i j dict-Ann Rutherford; and Mr. bers of the Yard Department to
his command to drive off the submersible 'That's not hard to tell youHarry I
Chips Robert Donat. adopt as their motto. "Watch out ':.
meanwhile effecting pre- James! He can play jump, his tamed 100% right up to the present \
5. Alexander Caesar and Napoleon for the Fire Houses' 'Red Raid- .
cautions is swell and best of all'Ilike time.
to prevent the ship from trumpet I .
sinking or being destroyed by fire." his slow numbers. 'You Made One of the best programs on the
The citation, which was read by 6. Jack Johnson. Me Love You', 'I Cried For You'are Congratulations to Chief Bos'n I air is "Navy Wings" which is .
Admiral McFall, further pointedout 7. True. two grand slow pieces he gives Dunn of the Y-8 division, Bos'n heard over Station WJHP every '
that "after all motive power 8. Truk. out and his top fast jobs are Ellis of the Y-3 division and all I Tuesday night at 2100. This program -
was lost and he was forced to ship 9. A grapefruit is largest 'Cirri-Berrlbean' and 'One O'Clock their men. These two divisions I I features the music of thCommandant's
10. Tyler succeeded William Har- were the first to reach the 100
his anchors, he (Captain Cleaves) ump'. % band which is com
rison, Johnson succeeded Abraham mark in War Bond Allotments'when '
succeeded in beaching his vessel' CLAUDE THOMPSON ARM3c: posed of Y-7 musicians and led by
without additional damage or loss Lincoln, Roosevelt succeeded Mc- "Harry James' trumpet is the best the drive first began last bandleaders U. S. Paynter and

of life, and subsequently supervised I Kinley and Coolidge succeeded there is and he has a darned good April and have constantly main-, W. R. Parker. Jr.
Harding. -- -- -
.the essential. salvage operations._ I string section and vocalists."
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Later, during! the assault on and -- FRED TOPLAND, Y3c: "Kay Wins SilverStar

recapture of Attu Island. Commander Waves Represent American Kyser. That's all brother."
Cleaves' dauntless cour- I ELDON WRIGHT ARM3c: "I
age and expert seamanship con- Womanhood at Best, States like Fred Waring. I like his singing 1

tributed greatly to the success of I Director Women's Reserve arrangements, and the glee club.
this vital mission and were in And his orchestrations. Kay Kyseris ,
keeping with the highest traditions I Continued from PII&e'one tops, too, and Js the finest : .a
of the United States Naval Ser- Staff at the University of Ala- showman of then all."
vice." bama during the school years and WILLIAM RODMAN, Sic: "For s eJ

': Captain Cleaves, who has been has 'spent the summers travellingin the band with feeling and a lot of

J commanding officer at Daytona Europe, conducting private par- : emphasis behind its music I'll take
Beach since Ju! of this year also ties on the continent. I Kay Kyser."

has been awarded the Purple After joining the Navy :in September -. SUSIE KOBZIK Sic: "Glenn
:Heart and wears campaign rib- 1942. Lieut. Stallings was Miller. Because he doesn't play
bons for service in the American commissioned Lt. (jg), W-VS( ). too much fast stuff. He has smooth

European, and Asiatic theatres of USNR before reporting for the indoctrination music, nice for dancing.. I like
war. In addition, he has received course at the Naval his 'Begin the Beguine.'

r, a special commendatory citation Reserve dshipmen's School, EUGENE MARSHALL, S2t
from the commander of a Pacific Northampton, Massachusetts. She "Count Basle Is good, but Duke
iFleet task force for outstanding I has been on active duty at this Ellington is great. You don't hearso r

i performance of duty while he was station since December, 1942, and much of the Duke as you used
R the commanding'officer of a ves- I is the first WAVE officer here to to but he can still play beautiful

sel that participated in the assault receive a promotion to full lieu- slow music better than any of the

and occupation of the Japaneseheld tenant. others. And Duke composed some

island of Attu.A Lieut -tailings expresses pleasure of the best song hits! ever written
graduate of the U. S. Naval with the achievements of the too."

:Academy In 1924, the newlyhonored Women's Reserve during this time, ------ ----- y
captain has seen duty with modifying her praise by the hum- ble statement, "However, although

aircraft squadrons based at Pearl each of us came into the WAVES

Harbor, and aboard the USS In- attached to the Bureau of Aero- with the one idea of making a con-

dianapolis and USS Saratoga. He nautics in Washington from 1938to tribution to the Navy we will all
received his flight training at the 1911. He then served with several agree, I believe that the benefits I
naval air station at Pensacola. be- patrol squadrons and had a we have received and are recelv-

ing awarded his wings in July. I command at sea from August Ing in terms of training experience -, Rear Adm A, Q McFall, chief of Naval Air Operational Training: A8\

1927. 1P42, to June 1943 when he was and associations are far j is shown pinning the Silver Star medal on Capt. W E Cleaves, commanding "
Captain Cleaves, whose home i laIn 'I ordered to the naval air station at greater than our best services can officer of the U. S. Naval Air Station at Daytona Boa<.h.

Chegeagu Island, Maine, w..i f\Qvt....i" 'leach. repay." j j ,




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