Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: December 30, 1943
Frequency: weekly
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I I s_'.. VOL. 1, No. 40 U. .S. NAVAL AIR STATION, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 30 December.. 1943 'i

/ New U. S. Weapons Military Chiefs Laud I

Equal Nazis Say

Military Experts Seabees On Occasion

The United States Army and

,' : Navy have developed a series of Of 2nd AnniversaryUncle

deadly new "secret weapons" that

equal and even far surpass any-
x, thing the Nazis are known to Sam's Seabees observed their second anniversary; !

have. Tuesday 28 December, and on the occasion of their birth

One of them is the 75mm plane day President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that "I have
1 cannon now carried by Mitchell .
; I. w bombers. It already has destroyed followed with personal ir/terest and admiration your record

a Jap destroyer with a single of achievements at home and on all our fiphtintr trnnfs. sin/>o

mighty volley, according to reports the time of your inception -two
+ 4"t / Another is a new antiaircraft years ago."Your .
gun which will shoot higher Wow war effort is outstanding 'd
,' than any plane can fly, A third is because you accomplish three great .4
the 57-ton tank, a huge monster Fred Kuntr, a Navy Seabee, purposes which enable our '1
built at a locomotive plant whichis submitted! this story as! one of ing forces to carry on the offen-tight'l
big enough and tough enoughto the biggest lies of 1943. sive. You build, you fight, and ..
bc4Y' knock out any known tank the Writing from somewhere In repair. You are prepared to you re- .; "
"t : enemy can put on the field. the Pacific, Kuntz tells how the peat the operation whenever neces < .

; t The Navy has augmented Its pests in that area are getting sary-you go forward together. I 1.}

great warship building program choosey. "I congratulate you and wish '
with the development of some "The other night, he said, you good luck and Godspeed" ..
Y ordnance sensations amazing "several of my buddies'were The Seabees were also recipients 1+
5 that they have astounded the awakened by the mosquitoes of congratulations from Secretary, I
\ walking around on their chests of
$- world of science. the Frank Knox, Ad I
"There hundreds of and turning over their 'dog miral J. King, Rear Admiral
are new
tags'-to find out what type Ben Moreel ;
developments refinements and Lieut. Gen ;
t some "
blood they had. eral Thomas
Holcomb, USMC '
i and others revolutionary In nature -
VP I : ," according to Rear Adm. W. "Although it is but a brief two
since ;
I H P. Blandy, during whose tenurein years struction the first Naval Con :
Iit''n office as chief of the Bureauof WAVES Number Battalion was hastily or j
ganized and
overseas to build i
Ordnance much of this progress
N i was made. "Some of the latter, vital advance bases, your branch j
I which are fully comparable to the 47,600; Goal For of the service has won for itself a (.
i : German raldo-controlled bomb and place in the glorious
I- acoustics homing torpedo, have traditions of our Navy. From the
been in actual In for Enlistments Met. beginning you have undertaken
; Turn-Out ;; use the war
Service Wives BandagesAt many months but even their pur- your enthusiasm construction jobs with such
I cannot be revealed." and disregard for ob.I .
: pose The total number of WAVESnow stacles that you have earned the
;.... Record Pace Despite Holidays When the full story finally may serving the Navy exceeds by I reputation of the 'Can Do' boys
I be told Adm. Blandy said, it will with our other "
: men in
be recognized that our "secret 300 the goal set last March for the uniform,
Holidays make a time-honored declared Secretary Knox in
f' alibi forthe usual work-a-day weapons" rank "as high or evenhigher" year 1913 There are 47,000 of- 'The Navy is proud of you.part.The .

routine but volunteers of the Naval She'sTheMcCoyNAS. than those of the enemy. ficers and enlisted personnel in theWomen's Navy looks with eagerness to your .
t.., Air One weapon in particular the Ad- future
Station Unit of the Red Cross Reserve. accomplishments, certain
, MIAMI: }Ia. .:::a. miral declared, had been labeled"impossible" that your brilliant
/t, evidently aren't given to maUng :Mary: Of this number, 10,500 womenare past is only the J
.' excuses for negligence of duty.In Christmas Is* no greeting to a by a famous Euro- forerunner of a glorious future,"
spite of the pleasant distractions WAVE third class specialist pean scientist but nevertheless has still in training and 37,100 are I he concluded '
of the past month, Service aboard thin Station. It's her been perfected and put into use at Naval shore establishments in "Your ingenuity and fortitude 1
Wives have met regularly twice name with telling effect. the United States On December 31. i have become a \\ett>rAn ffw. w._

a week in the Sunday School Roomto She's :Mary: Christmas of Pos- --Oil 1942, there were 5,000 women in ,i val Service," said Admiral King.
turn out surgical dressings. eyvillle, Iml. "I just take It In "With tools and Tommy-guns
"' From Thanksgiving to Christ- my stride," Mary said, "when I Beery Starred InTomorrow's the service and it is anticipatedthat have rendered vital aid on every you
mas the group made and packed they kid me about my name by the same date in 1944 assignment you have been given.
.. for shipping 800 small dressings during the Yuletide season" there will be at least 92,400 Navy o Today, you may look with pride at
am 100 large bandages, bettering Movie"Salute women. I the bases and airfields which you
their quota as is their custom. 1 have helped to build throughout
Over 50 members have attended NAGS This record of having met mini- i the world. Your achievements have

: the sessions on Tuesday and PersonnelIs to the Marines," starr- mum enlistment quotas throughout o aided in providing the Navy with

Fridays and several have won their ing Wallace Beery is the main at- the past year has enabled the ', strategic striking points for every
silver star for putting In 25 hours I Praised For traction at the Main Station Au- Navy to train and assign womento ; major battle in the war to date.
; of service ditorium tomorrow night. of I Despite the hazards of thick Jungle
an ever-increasing variety
,- Among them is Mrs. R R. Mar- Here's the movie bill for the Arctic storms or enemy as-
': A ken, wife of Chaplain Marken. Also Bond AllotmentThe week jobs and, thus to release many sault you have carried on, con
-/.' Mrs Norman Schacter and Mrs Sunday-"Around the World," thousands of Navy men for dutyat stantly supporting our attacking
/ H S. Callen. Kay Kyser. sea. Person for person count, force
With New Year's resolutions naval personnel of :I:aval Monday-"Johnny Comes Late- Navy women have released for sea "In sending these greetings,
now in order Chairman Mrs. A. C Air Gunners School, Jacksonville, ly," Jimmy Cagney. duty enough men to take 12 battle- therefore, I also send congratulations -
McFall hopes that all Service by reason of attainment of the 90 Tuesday "Swing Out the ships to war against the enemy. for a Job 'well done. At
.' Wives will resolve to set aside a per cent allotment goal, are eligibleto Blues," Bob Hymer. To maintain this record throughout whatever distant outpost you may
fir'.... few hours, at least, on Red Cross receive the commandant's War Wednesday-"Gung Ho," Randolph 1914, the Navy has set the new be currently established you are
days to help maintain the Unit's ,Bond Honor Pennant, according Scott. recruiting quota of 1,200 womena 'I !lard at work building new stepping
': fine record. to aent communication from Next Friday-"Above Suspicion week for the crucial year to stones to victory,"
Although only six weeks old the Capt. Arthur Gavin, commandantof ," Joan Crawford I Lieut General Holcomb cited i
Naval Air Station Enlisted Unit, this station, to the commanding come.The 6,700 officers and 40,900 the friendly relationships existing .
f.: which meets in Building 1400 on officer of NA I enlisted women have been or I between the Seabees and Marines

'.: Albermarle Street, has likewise "It is requested" said the com- War Bond Sales are being trained at 34 different I and declared that, "it is a pleasure
;;. forged ahead under the direction of munication, "that this pennant be trainingun I t.o;. I to extend the Marine Corps'

y Mrs. F. M Travis and her capable I presented on my behalf to the officers 25 Million For For officers, in adition to the congratulations this to the Seabees on
anniversary We
" committee. and men of our station, and Naval Reserve Midshipmen are confidentour
from nine School Northampton, Massachusetts joint construction project will
Meeting on Thursdays that you extend to each my congratulations Month November "
I in the morning until four in the upon their achievement the program includes communications move on apace.

,1afternoon this group has comnletcd and upon their present percentage For the third consecutive supply, aerological engineering -':!.-

'\: \ COO surgical dressings, but needs of 99 per cent participation month Navy War Bond purchases 0 Japanese language, air Green Cove Springs
more volunteers to carry on their in the allotment program. totaled more than $i.;>,- navigation, radio and electronic :
:"' splendid project. chemical warfare, aviation gun- Choir Heard On Air
"Honor has been conferred 000,000 when November &alesaggregated
t'. Remember Service Wives, the upon nery !and general ordnance. 1
station $23,078,425 to The
on of the
your numerous occasionsfor personnel Green Cove I
l Red Cross needs YOU, Just as your Two of the most interesting new
all activities within
outstanding achievement in va- in I Springs NAAS observed the hol .
: fields in which officers
need the are
husbands Red Cross!
rious phases of the war bond program the Naval establishment" according iday season with a half-hour
' trained and aircraft
>! --Vj it i- being are ships -
You the to recent announcement broadcast of
were first station of a yuletide music over
recognition and photographic
,: Florida Yacht Clubs your size to attain 100 per cent by the Navy Department. I Interpretation. radio station WMBR Christmas
": participation in the-April allotment Alameda Naval Air Station Day. The ,
program which was
Among the enlisted women, the f
( Scene Of Dance You the Naval Air Stationsof broadcast 1530
campaign. repeated that suc- topped expansion of the training at included seven ;
"' cess in the nation lIh efficiency pro- carols and the .
,M Jacksonville Panhellenlc Association a renewed campaign conducted an gram has been even more marked. Navy Hymn.
r will entertain with a dance i during the month of August Index of 139.3. This Station continued During 1913 a total of 450 en- Vocal soloist on the programwas
on Saturday January 1, at the Your civilian employes have to rank among the leaders listed women have been promotedto J. W Roche, Y2c, director of
Florida Yacht Club from 10 until for the past four months led all holding second place with officer status.Approximately, the group who sang Schubert's
w 2. Invitations have been sent to departments on this station in par- an efficiency reading of 1287. one-fourth of the "Ave Maria" and the popular
ticipation in the Payroll Savings Naval training stations led all "White Christmas" The
many naval officers but It is feared enlisted women are assigned to singers ,
Plan. During the recent Pearl Har Naval activities In the bond were accompanied on the )
'..... they may not be received before duty with Naval Aviation in a organ
r'o' the dance due to mall delays bor cash bond campaign personnel program In November with 91.9Pf'1' great variety of jobs where they by W T. Nalle, S2c
of station invested $22,205: in cent of their civilian employees -'zjft f ",
,. All officers who have been your are instructing cadets, repairing m j I
attending the Panhellenic-Junlor bonds which represents an average << Inventing 17.1 per cent planes and plane parts, and car- Rudy Valley \\eds:;
,1,"& Woman's Club dances at the Wom- individual investment of $10.28 of their payroll For the Navy rying out the' many operations of HOLLYWOOD (CNS).' Lt.
r r: nn's Club have been extended Invitations for every hand aboard a i a whole, 91 per cent of the an air station. More than 5.000 are Rudy Vallee, crooner and bandleader
t< to this dance at the Yacht "I am pleased to have the oppor- civilian personnel Invested 11.:; in the Hospital Corps, having been turned Coast Guardsman,
t. Club and are cordially Invited to tunity to congratulate your station her cent of' the total payroll In trained at Naval Hospitals and and Bettejane Greer screen glitter I,

,r: (e attend. Invitations for ladies are upon another creditable bonds. assigned to duty a( dispensariesand girl, were married here recent..
limited to members of Panhellenlc achievement. hospitals. ly. lie's 42. She's 19.r ,

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Pogo Two JAX AIR NEWS r 30 December 1943 4f

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He 'Beards' Sailors In Their Chow Hall

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Supply Department Personnel Has

Christmas Eve Dance At SeminoleWe 1 --

were dreaming of a White ..
Christmas-but it's no use folks, I
the closest we could get to it, wasa Chaplain Wilson
wet Christmas. But not to be ". :
daunted or to let a little thing ,
like the rain dampen our spirits, Discusses Plans \c ,.
the Supply Department personnel '
decided it was time for another
shindig. Our last dance was such a For U. S. SailorsLondon

success that we all decided we just '
couldn't wait any longer for an-
other one. So Christmas Eve found Press Heralds \
the crowd gathered at the Silver Arrival Of Man Once ;k ,I
Room of the Seminole Hotel to .

once again let their hair down. Attached To NAS Jax : S I
The announcement of the dance

some time earlier had stated that Lieut. Frank R. Wilson who onlya
"we did it before and. we'll dq it few months ago was attached to ,
We did it too! After I
again. sure this Station, recently conferred in
stuffing!: a delicious dinner of chicken England with the Venerable J. K

mashed potatoes, green beans, Wilson, Chaplain of the Fleet
lettuce and tomato salad and ice Archdeacon of the Royal Navy, according ., .
cream, topped by the: auditory des- to an article carried in the< P
sert of Raymond Gage's orchestra, Middletawn, N. Y. -Times Herald. I IY
-we were,all glad that we chose the The story was run under a Lon 0 \ j
holiday season for our festivities. don dateline. 1

'In the line of entertainment, the "The meeting and discussion of
boys from the Stock Control Sec- plans for bringing the Word of
tion shone, in am all-male floorshow God to U. S. Naval forces in this I
:Hugh Corley entertainedwith I theatre was held at the Arch- Frank Buck, noted adventurer and explorer, likes to talk to "the boys," meaning the men In the service .
Impromptu piano doodlingand deacon's offices in Queen Anne's and it doesn't take him long to gain their attention. He literally believes in bearding the lion In his _,
was ably aided later by Wil- Mansion," according to the Lon- den: and therefore he went where the boys were to talk to them informally while on this station last week. I
liam Nelson and Carl Reiter in don story. Here he's pictured telling a group of interested sailors about the python that swallowed the wild hog ,I
loud vocal wrecklnation of "A Wet "Chaplain Wilson," the article as they sit and stand about a table in the Main enlisted men's mess hall. Seated to Buck's right is Rob 1
Christmas" which everyone seemedto continued, "whose Hyde Park ert Buck of Hauppauge, Long Island who "just happened" to stroll by and ask the noted adventurer if he
have. Parish has President Roosevelt as still had his zoo at Amityville on Long Island. Further conversation revealed that Robert has three Frank 'J
But who could ask for more and senior warden and Chaplain John- Bucks in his family-his grandfather, father, and an older brother who is also in the Navy. i I
while it wasn't our turn to delve son are the vanguard of a numberof
again Into the Employees' Associa- Navy Chaplain's expected here
tion Funds until the others had soon to take up duties in various FRANK BUCK OF BRING Much DecoratedCol.

their share, about 200 of us had a parts of the United Kingdom."
grand time under the apt financial (Chaplain Johnson is U. S. Navy I
and --''"1 guidance of the committee Chaplain Francis T. Johnson, former -
members who were: pastor of Methodist churches

Kenneth McDuffie, Anna M. Con- in New Albany, Ind., and Indian- Of Lieut.
GOES TO 'CHOW' HALLFrank HereColonel
rad, William H. Nelson, John H. apolis).
Hoffmann. Ida L. Hunter, Edward "Chaplain Wilson was pastor of
T. Forrest. the_ Hyde Park parish from July "Bring 'em back alive" Buck, internationally known : Brooke Empie Allen,

And in keeping with the season or 1929 until he entered the Navy adventurer, explorer, and seeker of wild animals for many holder of six American decora-

the girls in the Administrative Chaplain's Corps last January. He decades says "I like to talk to the boys. They are a great audience -I tions for gallantry In action, was
Division decided to supple- remembers well June 11, 1939, the a schoolmate of Lieut. Marion L.
and he proved it not only during his at
ment their family activities -ith day the eyes of the nation focusedon appearance Crawford of the Educational Office
his the Main Station and at NATTCenter last week but when he !
their own type professional enter- church, the article con- on this Station at Davidson
tainment. Monday evening, December tinues. "It was the day the King appeared at the Mainside enlisted : College in North Carolina In 1932,
20, a party was Meld: at the. and Queen of Britain attended his men's mess to.partake of the food it has been learned. Limit. Craw
home of Frances Dudley. In addi- services. and talk to them informally priorto ford was a senior when Col. Allen
tion to the hostess, the following "Chaplain Wilson left Jackson- his show last Wednesday.Buck was a freshman.
people attended: Leola Jones, ville in September to report for has been touring the country The Phi Gamma Delta magazine -
Gladys Kent, Elizabeth Klmbrell. duty in the European theatre of speaking before audir .;:cs at from Davidson recently said
Doroth Shubrick, Gertrude Cox, operations. Remaining there for colleges, universities, naval and ille At. St Kloilda Vincent Hospital Jackson- in part that, "most cited.of all Fiji
Thel'na Lancaster, Maxine Davis, the duration are his wife and two army bases for a considerable pe- \ Ensign and :Mrs. Daniel T. Cotton a warriors in the current conflict ia
,. Pearl Harvey, Cecilia Botwood, and sons, Alexander, 15, and Robert, riod of time, and admits that the son Daniel Thomas, Jr., born Sunday Colonel Brooke Empie Allen < Davidson -
\ Beulah Wise. The girls had a merry 12. Another son Frank Ray Jr., traveling end of it isn't exactlyto Dec.APlc 12. and Mrs E. '32)). Six American decorations
r time exchanging gifts, telling I is an aviation ordnanceman third his taste although he's delightedto aaughlei. born :Sunday Dec. Sagor 12 a have been pinned upon the
fortunes, and they actually confess class, in the Navy and is now on have the chance to talk to servo AS and Mis. John T. Pope, a son, chest of this gallant Tar Heel war- ,
that they ended in a typical fe- duty. Frank Jr.. enlisted in the ice men. John \'''a'ne, born Sunday, Dec 12. rior. I
'C3c and Mis. James Jo ',
male-hen-session note by lying on service In September of 1941 at For 30 years Buck had his main daughter, Catherine Sue, bolo>nei Saturday a "Colonel Allen was at Pearl Har- J
the floor in front of the fireplace the age of 18. headquarters in Singapore, and to- t&e'nJ8ilrs. bor on the fateful Dec. 7., 1941 I
talking shop.Speaking "A veteran of World War I, dav he doesn't know the fate of Desmond Rash a son, He had Just completed a trans 1
Lamar, Jr., born ,
of a longing for snow Chaplain Wilson was a corporal in many of the native boys who worked Dec. 18. Saturday oceanic telephone conversationwith /
and vistas of white, Hazel Kimbrellis the U. S. Army Signal Corps. His for him during that time, they Lt. and Mrs. Herbert Hansel, a son his wife when the Japs struck 1/
outfit combined operations with having fallen into Japanese hands.He's Roger: Gary, born Saturday, Dec. 18. He dashed from Hickham Field and
certainly anticipating a long cool 1'tc. and Mis. George T, Holmes, a .
summer. She's Just received her or- the British Fourth Army." also been in New Guinea, son, George Lawrence born Saturday was one of only two American "
ders to go to Alaska to continueher ----.. going there in 1921 to obtain Para- Dec. 18. aviators who got their planes off 1
dise Birds. Wild animals, accord- S2c and Mrs. Theron Kabrlch a the ground. He cruised all
work of the Fol day un-
as supervisor Vandegrift SucceedsI daughter Gall Andrea, born Sunda>',
f low-up Section of one of our Naval ing to Buck, are few in New Dec. 19.CPO successfully looking: for the enemy ,
Suppl" Activities. We hate to see Holcomb As Top Marine Guinea but "they have the most and Mrs. Hugh C. Sniteman. a "Later he participated in the .
beautiful birdlife all daughter. Bonnie Stephanie, born Monday battles of
her go-but we do admire her in the world ) the Coral Sea, Midway,
spirit! WASHINGTON (CNS). Lt. there." SK2c e'nrPtrs.. Charles P. Good*'(,aI'. the Solomons New Guinea and
Gene Alexander A. Vandegrift, U. Oddly enough, despite his many a daughter. Dorothy Eloise, born Monday Munda." I
The" long-legged bird has been S. Marine commander at Guadal- years in search of wild animals, I.H-C' 20.AMM2c Among the decorations held by
vlr' at the homes: of some of canal and and Mrs. Ambrose H. Sopko-
Bougainville, has been Buck Col.
says he'snever 'killed one \\lak. a daughter :Sheryl: Dean, born Allen, according to Phi Gam-
our well known employees, John named Commandant of the U. S. "except for food or as a matterof Tuesday Dec.. 21. ma Delta are: Distinguished Service -
Sweeney was passing out the cIgars Marine Corps, succeeding Lt. Gen. self-protection." "You've prob- CMM and Mrs. Huney L. Sammons Cross Distinguished Flying
several weeks ago in honor of Thomas Holcomb, who has retired. ably lot of heads skins a son. born Tuesday. Dec 21. Cross Silver
got a and AOM2c and Mrs. Augustus M. Owens Star. Legion of Merit,
"My son, newly arrived. This is Recently the Japanese radio reported other marvelous trophies in your a son Donnle Monroe, born. Tuesday.. Air Medal and Purple Heart.
the first child in the Sweeney fam- that Gen. Vandegrift was home, haven't you?" "No," he replied Dec. 21.ACOM. --- -- ---
ily. killed in action." and Mrs. Din Id E Hleton. a
II "I don't like to kill animals.
son Thomas Forney born Wednesday, 50-
I J", Santa Claus has just dropped anew Asked how he first cot his startin Dec. 22. Dog Flies ( Comb
package on the door step for Sew'l-N- big game hur.Ung-to: bring 'em AMM2c and Mrs Robert R. Jones! a
I f r the Aubrey Wilson Traditional She Can If back alive-buck said that as a boy son Dec. I 22.ACOM ester. Jensen born Wednesday, Missions; Has 600 Hours .

r with the approved color for the She Could Only Cook he liked animals, and later madea and Mrs. Allan D. Lommer- SANTA ANA Cal (CNS)-Skipper -
season a live, red, noisy bit of humanity study of them with a determination man a son. Larry Allen born Thuis- a Scotty pup mascot of a
has joine' the Wilsons as Specialist Virginia Treeva Mooreof to "get mixed up with them." day\'arront Dfc. 2.1 Officer and Mrs. Stephen bomber crew, has 600 hours In the q
0 their second female additipn to Appleton, Wise., Women's Re- His first tr1 he declared, was to Hugel.; a !son Stephen Joseph born air and has participated in 50 Iii
I the family. serve, U. S. Naval Reserve, has South America, "and I did pretty Thursday., Doc. 23. fighting missions He's still young "
I I _cry embroidered a brand new "W" on well on it." daughter ACR and Susan Mrs.McDowell Maclln CinuiTrr.born Thurs a yet, too-only a year and a half ",
her uniform rating badge, according Buck's expeditions into the day Dec. 23. old.
Sailor Identifies Thief to announcement by the Navy jungles of various lands usually required ACR Lfoni'-d and Mr! Leonard A. Calla a Skipper wears a cut-down oxygen -
son Albert II. born j
Department. Because she's the first from 14 to 16 months, and Dec. 23.AMM2c. Thursday mack and a life jacket when
By Tatoo On Her ThighNEW Woman Reservist to have been I, "I've spent little time in this and Mis Robert C. Leas a flying.: The jacket once saved his
named a Specialist (Welfare), the country," during recent years. son Dec.23.Robert Edward born Thursday. life when his plane crashed off "

YORK (CNS).--Sailor rating which designates chaplain's With headquarters at Singapore, I S2c and l Mrs Edgar Z. Crane n son. I the Solomons.dicatcj .
Jack White of the N. S. Navy had assistants, she found it impossibleto Buck declared that he sometimes I Don ld Edgar:: born Thursday. Decv Z3. __ f''
|120 in his jeans when he met a : buy a regulation rating badgefor brought animals and birds to the I -- it was six: or seven
pretty little red-head in a Times theVomen's Reserve so she United States on a boat, unloaded I are not a menace to human 1 beings and it has now been in yearsold
r. Square bar. One thing led to an- made her own.Specialist them, and returned overseas on the : said the adventurer, "and I tivity for 11 )'rnr cap-
other and when White awoke the Moore will work in the
same boat.Losses wouldn't shoot one. It would be The great adventurer: who has
next morning in an East Side hotel chaplain's office at the Naval Bar- of animals during a sea I Just like shooting a cow." I made several pictures; in Holly
he discovered that he was minus racks, Potomac River Command. voyage are comparatively light, Buck has disposed of the many wood and who only recently completed -
his $120.t Her Job will be to help with music he said, "but a great many birds arimalhe; once had at AmityvilJe. I one titled "Tiger'n Fangs"
t 1 That night, prowling nrtorosely for Divine Services and to be die if your boat follows the Great Long: Island! hut odd PS it may aces a great future for animal
about the midtown area, White "right-hand-man" in the chaplain'soffice. Circle route. On one occasion I roein, a somewhat cnthr>cnt&I attachment hunters after the war. "Nobody .
f spotted his red-head again. He lost r er cent of my catch, but to n tiger, led him to Is hunting them now," he declared,
hauled her-to the cooler, idnetlfied Inducted into the Navy on August in other instances it v/as two per keep thin rnlmal. The big cat isesUm" "ami the war h Un't!: touched them
r her to police by the tattoo she 5, 1943 at Chicago, she was cent or thereabouts. The averageIs ."'! to be r-vnewfccre around for the fighting is taking place n .
, wore on her pretty little thigh :"..ndI trained at Hunter College, Bronx, about 10 per cent." 16 or 17 :yarn of ape When can- nafe distance from their natural

,I had fier arrested. New York. ...Elephants, if handled r- pelly, tUl'ec.l'Ly Buck every evidence I I. habitats."

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30 December, 1943 JAX AIR NEWS Page Three

,(1' Youngsters And Grownups Alike Share Christmas Joys Six-Months Furlough Twice I

! ) A Year Is Election PlankSOMEWHERE I

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', .. WEST PACIFIC.-Absentee bal-
1 Pistol Packin'WAVES
lots, If sent to American forces

overseas, will not catch the men Can Use

of this Marine parachute unit un-'

," U4S.kr practiced in the fine art of vot- Guns To TrainPetty

ingIn officer ratings as lullIledgf'd -
kI their last stormy electlgn, air gunnery Instructorsare

Private First Class John M now open to enlisted womenIn

Dougherty, son of Michael A. the jSaval Reserve and a

) Dougherty, Wilkes-Barre Pa., running training school for this field has

on the Democratic ticket, been established" at the Nival

,. Sy was elected to the "governorship" Air Training Center, Pensacola,
of this island. It has been announced by the
Staff Sergeant Daniel Hann, Navy Department

Chicago, was the defeated candidate -' Women who qualify for the

rating of Specialist (O) will be
Foxhole Inspector able to teach airmen how to

'" Sergeant William D Cain shoot pistols I revolvers and ma-
r Grand Prairie Tex, was voted
chine guns on the range, as wellas
,",..' Island woman hunter. Private teach gunnery theory In
: v First Class John R. McDermott, classrooms and gunnery a.<'cu-

Pittsburgh, became official fox- racy on special training devices. -

c: tea ,1 wb 9.z hole Inspector. .
Youngsters on this or the dark haired The Honorable Dougherty's platform Women who meet the rigorous ; -
Station had their little sonjs havingthe '
promised enticing improve-
bantu Claus I on most fun. Dad qualifications for this duty
Christmas day. The seems to be enjoy ments that could not be over-. will fill billets In an expandedair
.' blonde headed little ing It.Santa. looked by the majority of voters. Instruction
gunnery program -
lady above \Is holds no par Such attractions as "a flying fox .
- looking at be\\hisI ticular Interest to
kered Santa with s the youngster/ below in every foxhole to keep you com-
(1 big eyes of wonderment for "chow" Is on pany during air raids," "a four-
the table. and thai lane highway completely circlingthe
1 A. look at the picture turkey Is terribly
:' at the right tempting to a growing island for those who wish to
falls to prove >'ounJlsterlth: return to this Pacific paradise on
whether the father !i healthy appetite their honeymoon after the war" i

and "six-month furloughs twice a

.. year" were a few of his stflmp-
---- --- -
speech highlights"Sabotaged" .

f i:. Marine Boss Has One Weakness--Ice Cream! defeated Asked/ opponent to make by Japs a replied statement: "It wasa his

clean-cut case of sabotage by
r: The Marines have a new boss the enemy. Every time I triedto

SS starting 1 January--Lt. General make a speech the Japs would
iy i Archer Vandegrift, the man who Crew Of "litUeHelena" Santa Gets Help start dropping bombs and my audience QUESTIONS

t the the would disperse to their foxholes -
ran Japs through wringerat
at Guadalcanal He's been named From U. S. NavyMembers No one ever knew what I 1. George Washington, Andrew-
Thirsts Jackson, William Harrison Zach-
J No. 1 Marine officer. was going to do for them. ,
, "Now that the election's over, ary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, Ulysses
; What kind of a man is Lt. Gen- of the Naval serviceon
t eral Vandegrift? Well, let Cal duty at sea and overseas received I'd like at least to tell you whatyou'd Grant, Rutherford Hayes,
For More ActionThe have if I had been elected. James Garfield and Benjamin Har-
r Tinney, national newspaper columnist 7,479,988 gift packages for rison all
would be chicken were generals before they
There dump-
tell you. He writes: Christmas. a
I were president. All but of them
"Alexander Archer Vandegrift "Little Helena" U back ata During the period September 15: ling In every mess-gear, pay day one
fought for the United States
' looks like what people think a MaJ West Coast port. I to December 1, the Fleet Post Of- every day with a holiday routine Which one led fighting of
rlne'otficer should look like The ship's company, proud of her fices forwarded that number of every pay day, and for each and other Power men an-
: "Broad shouldered, thin-waisted fighting record, has given the every man a portable foxhole with
packages to personnel of the U. S. 2. In parades which Include
Vandegrift is only tough militarily USS O'BANON that nickname to zipper to match
Navy, U. S. Marine Corps, Ts.. United States troops, does the or-
Woman Hunter HandicappedCain
-socially he is pliable as a pearl Illustrate her combative qualities. Coast Guard and their reserve components der of precedence place
J. necklace. 'He's the quietest personI After more than 11 months of puzzled as to what was Military
Academy cadets ahead of Naval
ever talked to,' a friend confided continuous fighting the South Of the total 3,479,988 packages expected of him in his capacityas Academy Midshipmen and mem-

A tipoff on his gentler nature is he Pacific, the crew told of her illus- were shipped overseas for delivery, island woman hunter, stated bers of the regular Army?
"I I will out
loves ice cream. I trious record of destruction while 4,000,000 packages were de- briefly pledge carry 3.
Among the brothers who have
"He's a Virginia Dutchman. No wrought against the'Japs, Including livered aboard ships at U. S. ports the responsibilities of my position, made a name for their family play-
and efforts will
hope my justifythe
> hillbilly-though another famous :
I faith have place in me- lug baseball are Lloyd and Paul,
r' Marine, General Smedley Butler, Active participation in five ma- Commander Donald J. MacDonald, but I think you everybody will understand Jerome and Paul, and Walker and
called him one-he born
was at jor surface engagements.Seven whose address Mort. What is the
U.S.N.. home is 110 when I I haven't family name of
s say
Charlottesville"Vandegrift Is married. In bombardments of Japanese : East 87th Street, New York City, much material to work with"McDermott each pair of brothers?

t, installations. and who wears two Navy Crosses whose job is to test 4. All of them are tongue twist-
fact he has who is lieutenant I
; a son a -
t Helping sink a battleship, three and the Silver Star Medal, attributes foxhole for size (as ers ,but some are from the Pacific
; colonel In the Marines. I every
: cruisers and six destroyers. these achievements to "themagnllicent scribed by the local foxhole union), theatre of war, some from the Rus-
But the
Vandegrift receives -
younger ;
Three rescue operations, including work of my crew," said, "Just remember that any sian and some from the Italian.
r no favoritism! Out of line
the famous one in which American and some of the Bluejackets Which Is which amongthis :
man who digs in deeper than six group
lie gets his ears bopped just as
1 destroyers stole Into Jap-held merely say "Shucks, it was nothing" feet will be reported AWOL." Mill, Makin, Perano, Venafro, Zhi
the colonel."And .
. quick as! next Vella LaVella and off survi-
took or "Just give us a chance toget One Cigar For All tomir, Ovruch, and Newark
i General Vandegrift can vors of the HELENA. I 5. Who's the
back there and finish the job. Corporal Albert' A. HoffmalNew highest ranking-
\, bop 'em. There's the time during Numerous air attacks in which } Naval officer, Admiral William
I Brunswick, N. J., who wascampaign
;:;, r the Guadalcanal fighting when a some 10 Jap planes were shot for both Halsey, Admiral Ernest King, Ad-
reported he was withdrawing down. I Rate Lt. Hunt No. I manager par- miral Chester Nimitz or Admiral
ties "so I could be sure to be on
instead of ordered
making an Participation in many of the Harold Stark
advance All Vandegrift did was Lt. (jg) Joe Hunt, national tennis the winning side," passed arounda
American landing operations in the 6.
Harry hot
I"colonel' send word direct to the next-in- South Pacific. singles champ, is ranked No cigar "to be"puffed by the victorious Henry plays wrote a a shelf-ful trumpetand of

command of the colonel's outfit, So many convoy assignments up 1 in the USLTA rating of American voters. weighty books. They are not related -
; 'You are now in command, carry tennis stars. Runner-up to -asp-
the "slot" to stop the "Tokyo Ex but have the same last name.
out orders. press" that her Commanding Of- Hunt is another serviceman, Sea- New John Paul Jones What is it? -
"The regiment advanced and the- man Jack Kramer of the CoastGuard
ficer had in 7. The
difficulty counting
Tokay its
t... colonel was sent home so fast his them Cpl. Frank Parker, Army, Joins the Navy name from the district grape in gets
;'4 i head swam. I I is ranked eighth. ...... ...... .............. which it
The ship's Commanding Officer, originally grew, but is that districtin
il: "Two theories Vandegrift has -- ALBANY, N. Y. (CN'S-John) Hungary or California?

?F. have made him \ry popular with Paul Jones has joined the Navy. 8. Only two of three
things -
tt "Good Neighbors" Undergo Namesake of the "father" of the
;; his men. One is that it doesn'thurt in this group happened in the
this John Paul Jones is 17
: to tell soldiers before Navy
., your year given 1911-Churchill 'isit-
( a battle what the plan of action is.r. and lives in nearby Glens Falls. ed the U. S. and addressed Congress
d -
/ He said he did not know whetherhe
His other theory is that tlie resourceful everybody was reading "For
officer can always find was a descendant of the famed "
;: Whom the Bells Tolled and the
new ways and occasions to expend : captain. 78th Congress held many midnight
-- --.
artillery shells rather than men sessions. Which event did not take

to kill the enemv place in 1911
: "It's always interesting to know 9. If you went up the Volga Riv.

c a why men like Vandegrift-men dkr.s er you'd travel mostly northward.
'. who entered militarv service in 4S14t I 't 1 Would you also travel mostly

. .' peacetime took up the soldiering .... 1 northward if you went up the Mississippi '

profession ?
"In my case," says Vanclpgrift; I 10. Below we have listed four

'my grandfather fought with the I MONTCLAIR N. J. Pfc Edward men, given their first, middle and
Confederate Army, and from the Mejet son wrote home from last names and the fields in which

time I was a young un' and listened his post in .the South Pacific asking they won their fame. But neither
to his stories of the war, I for 500 Willkie buttons. Some- first names nor fields are listed

:.... wanted' to tote a fl htin' man's what mystified, his mother sent with the right man. Can you
pack. them to him. In time she receiveda straighten them out? *
; 22 he Joined the Marines William Alva Adams--author.
'ond letter
? :
i""At In Nicaragua, in Haiti, nnd of rt | "1 guess," he wrote, "I'll haveto I Robert Lyons Edison-states.
course in World War 1 he ,got::: the : give you an explanation of my man.

..5 S chance to flex his militarv mUs I strange request--(here the cen- Charles Louis Stevenson-inventor

qtr' dies On Cuadalcanal, however. 'he I II a sor had clipped a large hole In the .
:. made his name. I r 1i letter) and that's the reason I Thomas Francis Phelps-educa
"Can you Marines hold that wanted them" tor.
" beachhead-?" came a a day
query 'Jjj
or two after the Leathernecks had Geont'alSOUTHWEST ; .
"'" landed. 35-Year-Old ON PAGE 8))

"!'' 'Hell yes,' replied Vandegrift, PACIFIC (CNS) l.il L

'why not?' Good neighbors Francisco Bentancoit, Jose Bomlla and Ehseo Col. Frederick H. Smith, Jr., who Twins! Don't Look"Alike

His ambition? II 'Well, I would Sousa, left co njht I of the Uruguayan: Detachment are now undergoing directed the building of advancedair GRAFTON, Mass. (CNSCPOJohn )
,5-: like to pick up the phone: in th$ I instruction at the Aviation Machinist's Mate school of the bases in New Guinea, has been O'Bara and his brother Frankare

-"oi: Imperial Hotel in Tokio some day NATTC Already experts on planes, having served with the Uruguayan promoted to brigadier General at twins but you'd never guess It. .
a: before too long and say Room air corps, they are studying the latest in aviation motors and their the age of 35.: He is the son-in-law John Is six feet tall, weighs 180

: Service, send up a quart. Of what? I repair. Although none of them speak:! English, their instructors of Adm. Ernest J King, commander pounds. Frank Is four feet tall,

Ice cream!I' praise them as "the finest of students", in chief of the U. S. Fleet. weighs 95: pounds, ,"

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personnel at the Naval Air Station, the auxiliary air By Commander ,
stations at Lee and Cecil Fields, and the Naval Air Gun
ner's School. Distribution Is also made to the Headquarters Of The NewThe
of the Naval Air Operational I Training Commandand The Challenge
the Naval Air Technical Training Center. day of Judgment has 'arrived. The sheep
been separated from the goats. We are
have engaged
Rear Admiral Andrew C McFall. USN y ifD
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training in an "all out" struggle; 1044 summons us to a
great opportunity. We are fighting the forces of
Captain Arthur Gavin. USN I evil. We shall have a chance tQ destroy these
Jacksonville Commandant.Naval Air Station ? forces in the world and thereby give righteousnessand
truth a chance to grow. For years the leader-
.-Captain John J. 6'Malley (MC), USN. ship of Germany and of Japan has corrupted the
Commanding Officer youth of their nations. From that corruption they
U. S. Naval Hospital 1
A4'V AIVOTHfR have put human nature in reverse and restored bar
Captain Joseph B. Lynch. A-VG), USNR, barism and torture, using all the advantages of the
Naval Air Commanding Technical Training Officer. Center f? A7 /2 modern scientific age. In the New Year It shall be
our opportunity to smash that primitive, sadistic
Commander Edward E. Dolecck. USN slavery In every part of the world.
Naval Commanding Air Gunner's Officer School The New Year comes with new tasks. It Is not
the waves, the ripples, and the surface currents
Lieut. Col. Chester L. Gavvne. USMC (Ret), that carry the stream down to the ocean. So it is
Commanding Marine Barracks Officer with life. It is the main stream that determines
r where we go.
Lieut Col. William T. Evans. USMC (Ret). May God give us the wisdom and the vision that W
Marine Commanding Aviation Detachment Officer we fight not against the surface waves, against the
trivial mistakes of good people whose purposesand
Commander William II. Afford. Jr., USN motives are Christian.I .
Commanding Officer recommend one general resolution for this
Naval Auxiliary Air Station Green Cove Springs:
New Year. Here it Is: "I resolve by God's help to
Commander William O. Burch USN grow better each day of this year". Thus may we
Commanding Officer Field begin the New Year and press on from good to
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil
\ better. Let us remember that If we live at all we

The JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service \ ((1 ,f are going to live this year. Life moves forward
material. Republication of credited matter prohibited \121 t between new banks and through new countries and
*ltho: permission of CNS War Department. 205 E. as we pass down the stream of life the scenery
42nd .. N. Y. C.,
and visions
changes new appear. Seeing new
visions, let us apply them and make the world
The Year Approaches 'Literary Scrapbook what, by our help, it ought to be.
1944 is the year when big things are be- This New Year let us go with a faith such as
the has to in the
poet given us following verse:
ing expected.It Poems By Or Ab'oufNaval Personnel "A flower unblown; a book unread; '
is the ;year that General Eisenhower has A path t un trod; a house whose rooms
selected for the complete defeat of Germany ; Lack jet the" heart's divine perfumes;

it is the ;year that Admiral King hopes will IN FLIGHTWritten landscape whose wide border lift
In silent shade 'neath silent skies
see, the beginning at least, of the dawn of a by Captain Theroh (Ted) H. Brown, 111, '39, U.S.M.C.R.in A wondrous fountain yet unsealed; ;
peaceful Christmas.The the South Pacific of 1943. (Captain Brown Is A casket with Its griefs concealed
year 1944 will be 12 months of heart- now missing in action.) This Is the year that for you waits

ache, anguish and tragedy to thousands of In flight I seek and find fair Heaven's prize, Beyond Tomorrow's mystic Rates."
6 This is for book.
us a new We have not
:American homes. It is the year that young As free of care I skim the earth below, read it. year We have but turned to the first page. Wo

men, born and nurtured on freedom, will sac- And speeding, darting, playing learn to know believe it is a good book because its author is good.
rifice their lives on that altar of freedom.It The freedom God created in the skies. We take it on faith. May it be a good book for us.

will be a ;year of contrasts. While vic- Scenes only Heaven yields can thrill these eyes May each of its twelve chapters lead us to a better
understanding of life and lead to And
us duty.
tory, if achieved as many expect it will be, Which from on high have seen the sunset's glow, each of its 36 pages burn with that inspiration may that

:will bring joy and gladness to the people of The birth of stars and planets row on row, will help us walk true to the visions therein. May

all democratic nations, there will be others And beauties God to earth-bound, man denies, God grant us the wisdom to read aright each chap-
whose hearts will be heavy with the tragic For I have lived with birds and clouds and stars, ter.: My wish for you is that it may be a good
book, and
that when shall have
loss of loved ones. Those of us in uniform will And shared the secrets known to air-born things, page your life will be a you better life. read the last

see some of our shipmates killed by enemy Soared far beyond the hold of man-made bars,

fire, and some of us may even make the supreme And felt vast power surging through my wings.In Bend An Ear MacThis
sacrifice ourselves.But flight I have transcended man's estate, ,

whatever the cost may be, all of us And found-through space a path to Heaven's Gate. is the straight dope from a deck hand who

know what.our stakes in this! conflict are. We -Duke Alumni Register. knew how to open- the sweeper and dish the dirt.
--- The skipper asked him to needle the crew on the
also know that the price of freedom has never
bond situation, and the he Is
spiel shot history
making -
been a cheap one. It was willed to us by the AlibiThe Buy A Bond It made the rounds of the Seventh Naval District -

willingness)] of our forefathers to die for it. (This is being printed not for via the poster route, and we're passing it along
So, as the new year approaches let us con- of(the thoughts following that poem go through typical a its literary quality but for the in- to you for inspiration. Here's the deal In the sailor'sown
spiration behind it. The author, words:
stantly keep these facts on our mind. Let us gunner's mind as he aims for ac "Mates
Mrs. Naomi a civilian your Uncle Sam 'is in the same spot
;work harder than ever before in our lives as curacy. It ought to bring back
Mechanic Learner, wrote it on her jou've found yourself many a time just before the
if the fate of the entire world depended on fond memories to some:) second day at the A & R becauseshe eagle flies-a little short on the long green-and
each one of us alone. For that is the only way Perhaps erratic! my slink's ammunitionI a little tightOr was so inspired by the War cants to put a slight touch on you.
that make the of 1944 Bond program on the station.) "Uncle-known in faster circles as a right guy!
we can year not onlya might not see the bull just rightOr
to to- when
Would you like buy a bond it come sto paying off-needs 13 billion, whiclis
but less in human it could be condition.My .
happier poor
one costly sac- ? slightly more than just a few iron men, for various -
rifice than is expected by our high military standing scores are not so highI It means freedom in a great big bric-a-brac such as guns, planes, and ships so(
Jeaders at this time. way. that you can toss a little hot lead at the fellows
know that I am squeezingI
You would be helping Uncle Sam who
thought Unc wasn't
a-iii 4 putting up get the .a; do or die
Take the fight out of Japan. tew ffle.
Write Home The result Is never pleasing.It ) Wouldn't you like to buy a bond "War bonds/ are the answer, mate, with interest

\ There's been quite a lot of publicity in the could not be that I would pull today? yet. When a fella puts the Wtc-pn you for a fiver
you get nothing than
press and on the radio asking all civilians to.write The trigger like a nut Would you like to buy some uckii. With a War bond more loan you five get rocks a ,kickbackof if you'ra
1\ their men in the service no matter I squeeze" just right I call a bull stamps today? 25: slugs for $18.75 loaned. Not bad fella. Beats
where they are. But we could stand a little It lands right in the butt. It meansictory in a great big nyng to double your scratch by looking at holo
way.Victory cards in a poker game or tossing the galloping
in sometimes.A swell
more emphasis reverse My rapid-fire position's' for you and me dominoes. "

letter from a mother whose son h&d been My bolt-work Is perfectionAnd For a great democracy.Wouldn't "Comes now the gem of the teal. You can make
killed)] in a plane crash wrot' to Chaplain II. when hellI the target looks like you like to buy some an allotment for the bond just as you do for a dependent -

V. Sartell in Melbourne, Florida. Here is need a wind correction.A stamps today or insurance. As little as 6li bobs a month .,
-60 beers for those of the thirsty clan-would get
what she wrote:
Would you like to buy some'! bonds you a personal interest in this little
setto right quick
'He didn't write very often or very much, creeping sight Mill sometime and how, ike.

so I never knew very much about him. Thatis My shots make out for threes To help our country out right "What would Fritzie do if he were in Uncle'sshpcsl )
the worst part of all-that I never got to nut without little things like that now? Would he be nice and polite like and make an

:know the man that the Navy made of him. I'd get all fives with ease. Keep For we Old never Glory will waging say die.Wouldn't high. appeal to scatter for amongst the dough the good He'd citizens probably tell his cronies hells
with ,
a few
'\Ve hear so much about writing letters you like to buy some taking up all the sawbucks with Hitler's picture on
to the boys, and that is as it should be ; butI A The,ling heat that and slips perspirationA -A shiny sight bonds today* ? them. The reason, they might say, was that the bi'J

wish it could be preached to the boys to blowing gale and not much light t\ man recently sat for a new picture and-felt it was

\ also write often to their mothers. They don't Cause me exasperation.So New Books In more"Over becoming.: here the Nice take goings is slightly on, hey different.bubf Uncle

understand the agonizing heartbreak and the 'invites you to sink a little hard cash in something
t terror the mothers go through when they now am a you flop see completelyIt reason whyI Station Library hats a lead ripe lock, a sure thing' so let's lend cl

'don't hear from their boys. They don't understand seems no matter how I try hand. After all, a few short snorts missed, a poker
;. and don't mean to be thoughtless.' The elements defeat me. Reals Bryan, Rio The Grande spy In to America.Cape Horn. so game high.sat out of, is little to ask when the stakes are

Think that one over, mates., -Paul Lane. Gardner, The case of the buried .

ConfidencesOne sa- 'Wilder'-Recruit e clock.Gattl Killers all! From Other Papers I I.

I Herman Dynamite cargo: a con-
hears a Texan extpl his state, or a Californian Wants To Join Marines \ov to Russia.
defend his home, or a Kansan brag of his plains; Hittl, The Aral, a short his' War MuseumOne
then one can see that confidence continuing in the PORTLAND (CNS). Recruitsat tory. of the newest activities of the Visual Aids
hearts of men. We can be thankful that each of us an induction station here were Llljegren Naval architecture as Officer is the establishment of a station War Museum -
may give thanks for the beliefs that belongs to him. asked their names and choice of art and science.Lory ; and Library This Exhibit will cover every
\, So, U one takes those individual and national confidences service. "I'mVild," said one. "AndI Japan's military masters: type of visual material that can help better acquaint g
union then have the want to the Navy." the! In life.
t into a mighty we means join army Japanese the enlisted personnel cadets and officers with the
k by which we find our strength.-THE NAVYATOR, "I'm Wilder," said another. "AndI i :MacVeagli Joshua, leader of a Various phases of the THE MEMFLITE,
war. -
p ") Del Monte, Calif. I, want to join the Marines." unite! people. Memphis. a

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By Steve Kalagian, Y2c

The appearance of Frank Buck
at the Station was highly praised a
by Roy Hitchcock, who also said he was speaking for several of his x
h mates In his letter to the Welfare
; !. : Officer, he wrote: '
-everaiiii U.* wno auentieu me "

lecture and pictures given by Mr. was delivered to this station afar ; w

Frank Buck jesterday, 23 Dec., days ago. There is nothing unu.al ;' -' ra
; t
enjoyed !so much we wish! to let about a V-mail letter, but the way { .n ,'.$

you know this. this one was addressed was rather .
"Wish! you could obtain others 01f'qual''alue unusual to say the least. It was -
and Interest to come to written to a WAVE and addressed
this station. Something In the nature to the "Enlisted Men's Barracks." 1
of Rood music! occasionallywould Wow!

be appreciated also." i ; ;
-Roy Hitchcock. The New Year will see the trans- ,
fer of quite a few of our ship-
mates to "parts unknown."
The Welfare Office has informed Let'sgive

.ic that they would like to receive the best them of a everything hearty handshake when their and

nore letters of this kind, so that
"great moment" arrives.
they can plan their recreationaland r a a

entertainment activities more HIT OF TIm WEEK-The sail- S.
in accordance with the desires of who
or had just returned from
the men. This column is willing Christmas
leave putting in a chit
to act as a clearing house for
requesting!' New Year's leave. The
these letters. Just address themto r
office filed the request! 3
me, in care of the Jax Air under 'V"-the waste basket
News, and I'll see that the Welfare
dept. receives them.
So, mates, let's hear about the Frank Sinatra may be "swoon
ing them" everywhere else, but liedoesn't
kind of entertainment you want to
see. You can be sure that every rate very high among the .t ,:. .; ,
bluejackets he-e. Ills ?
effort will be made to secure it, if picture"I1ilher $ < '," .
and Higher' last 'f '
it is at all possible. Monday .: ,'\c.:. .. :::,'.
drew only an average attendanceof !'\. .. ..,, ,.
2,069 paid admissions. -:. ... .. H,,;, .
WAVE Dusty Ulsch. S2c, whose "" .. .. ": ,
home is in Jacksonville, told a But the crowd that did attend : 1>.>: j 1

Memphis Bluejacket reporter that really gave Sinatra an "ovation." :t: < ::; y ,;
she would rather date
a more
.. Catcalls "wheeing" and other
than any other serviceman because noises so filled the theatre that When you see Wallace Beery in "Salute to the Marines" at the Station Theatre Friday, take a good looK
"being around sailors all Frank's singing could hardly be at the gal who plays his daughter. Her name is Marilyn Maxwell and she is shown above in what is described -
day, you kind of get used to them." heard. as one of her "pin-up" poses. According to publicity releases, Miss Maxwell is supposed to be a

blonde that the Army, Navy or Marines will "pin-up at anytime. What do you think, mates? Does she rate
A V-mail letter from overseas Speaking of total paid admis- a salute?
sions the picture, "Sahara" star-
Happy New Year ring Humphrey Bogart led all oth- you blow yo hawnf: You ouqhta
know it wouldn't do "
BreezesSalty wo good.
er in attendance with 3,739, while
Sambo: "Boy, dat wa'nt
"Thousands Cheer, a leg show, hawn. Dat was Gabriel."
was second with 3,330. "Flesh and Humor From
Fantasy," lot of
featuring a big
name stars, drew the least-only Here And There
1,189. Bad Guess

Postal Mamma "You look fed up, Mr. Jones''

SMOKIES Christmas night Rat Butler: When the yard mail I "Yes, I've had a trying day. My

downtown was more like a few I WAVES arrive IJoortz, 1 !suppose office boy tried that old gag about

Year''e It was so ('rodf'dtl1.1t 'ou'li start calling them "Postal wanting the day off to attend hisgrandmothers
you didn't even have to move I Packln Mamas"? I funeral. I thoughtI'd
teach him a. lesson., so I said
jour legs to go "walking" I I'd with him."
Might be a good idea to keep the j' Three In One go
I "Not a bad idea. Wasn't it
celebrating down tomorrow night, Jeweler: "What You back baseball
mates New Year's Day, after again?"
all, is a working day There is Barron : "Yeah! This time I wasnt a baseball game."It
was his gratldmother'uncral..
now a sharp division! of opinion 'U'atlt one of those 3-piece combination -

among the boys at Ship's Store sets engagement, wedding
Ashore ever since the publication and teething." People
of an item in this column that "thebojs "It's not just the work I enjoy
," said the taxi 1 driver "it's the
over at Ship's Store Ashore Right Question? ,
h 1 3 a. f' people I run Into."
insist that have
the "cutest"
: "Any scrap iron, paper -
L WAVE on the station." Four or old tires?"
p boys in the Personnel office received Man of the house (angrily) : May He WAVES?

Christmas gifts from Suzie, "No, my wife's away" A simple way to prevent secret
the WAVE, on Christmas Day Junkman: "Any bottles?" treaties would be to employ only
y cfric7iM All of them are still blushing women as diplomats.

Kobinson, who u..t'd' to run the A Pun
bowling alleys is Regulations
now looking
Lt. Turner "All radio
things over in the Aleutian Islands have small hands" announcers Daintily the sweet young thing
But whatever IOU may hold dipped her toe into the crystal
Lt. Cox "What makes thinkso
In store for each one of us individually ?" you blue waters. Suddenly a gruff voice

be It on some warship: said, "Pardon me, lady it's agin:
Lt. Turner "Wee for
in the Southwest Pacific, or in a : paws sta- regulations t<1' swim in this lake."
tion identification
plane over Tokyo let us hope I guess. "Why didn't you tell me beforeI

that it will be victorious year. got undressed?"
one In which "peace on earth and Kiddie Hour I "There ain't no regulations
goodwill to men" will return once In a home that was expecting, against undressing lady." ,
a little tot said to her mother:
again so the bet that we can
I "Mother, if it's, a boy let's call it Quick Work '
'\-, wish each other for 1944 .Is'" a
"VICTORIOUS :NEW: YEAR: 'Dagwond'; and If it's, a little girllet's In the chow line I really way
call it 'Cookie'; and if it's a / gyped!
.....,;, t-
-- '
-- little puppy let's call! it 'Dai*} ." Writes a sailor, in quite shaky

We couldn't think of a more pleasant way to symbolize the victorious Marriage Is like a card game. script.
New Year that we are all hoping for in 1914. than to show you They start with a pair; he showsa Not Him 1 inched toward the door

this picture of Ava Gardner making a very patriotic suggestion. We diamond; she shows a flush, and Amos (after a narow escape at For an hour or more-
trust that you like the idea. they end up with a full house. a railroad CTos"inJlow) come But before I got in, I was shipped
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I : Photo Flashbacks In 1943 Station Sports Program


r I I I 4 I IDeparIirgYearSaw!

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M I I t,>. ,' Major Changes In

t I ::\: ": ':. NAS Sport ProgramInauguration

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I \ Y.w'r< :;: :, of the Comman-

.. dant's Cup and Admiral's Cup
., ; competition produced the biggest I

change in the Naval Air Station M

a twN sports program during 1913. R
raA1?d Under Lieut. Comdr. LawrenceE.
Haskell, physical training of-

< .tn ficer, and Lieut. John II. (Hobfcs) .

!. .. Adams, the program grew tremendously -
I. "', Y' 'IIio" during the ear Supplementing ,
," I
Station teams which

'l! Q#,' ...''" ',.,. I won laurels through the spring P jkR p .' SC. *'rk

I / Capt. Fred Frink. USMC, coached and summer, the Intra-:'.ation "

\ the NATTC Air Raiders in their sports emphasis brought out great d 'lfJ;
first season of football. Changing numbers of participants from 21 "
Bob Vickery AMM2c, oncea personnel made the Job more dif- different units. Navy ball made its debut on the Station as part of the Comri1*
Duke Unh'ersity
star pitcher ficult. However the Raiders werea dant's Cup sports program. Unit competitors were rugged and Ito rookie with the The Station team
and later a hustling team and gave Navy boxing won be able to take a good ducking under the water A and R, Seaman
Brooklyn Dodgers, set a sizzling fans some interesting afternoonson seven of eight meets in an impressive Guard and Recruit Center tied for the lead at the end of the playoffs;
pace for NAS pitchers. Once he Cadet Field. Capt. Frink played showing. The baseball 21 units sent teams into the fray
hurled fifty and one-third consecutive ball at the of
college University
team was the best nine In Florida
scoreless innings. Against
Illinpis where he won all confer-
Lakeland, he threw a one-hitter in ence" honors at end. following the precedence of r. /
the State tourney. ious NAS teams. Under -I
Marty McDonough, the team

the State semi-pro meet and
Victory league title.A ? ? '
and K \\on In SoftballIn
r1Ny II. S
Commandant's Cup competition 1''
Assembly and Repair walkedoff 4 '
with top honors in softball. Recruit -
Center was first in Qualifi- Ns
Y cation swimming. Three teams Re-
cruit Center, A and R and Seaman
t4 r. Guard tied for first in Navy ball
tA" :! \ Seaman Guard came down the
/: stretch alone in touch football.
f '.. II I
I Ordnance and Gunnery took top -.,
"t. honors in Admiral's Cup touch I '
football. Operations A won first r

Commander Toi Hamilton, of- place in softball and touch foot- II r"'

ficer in charge of the aviation ball.The
Station's recreation fields
physical training program for the
crowded each afternoon with
Navy, until his transfer to sea were wap
countless officers, enlisted men r
duty was an early summer visitorat
and WAVES. Facilities were avail-
the Station
able for practically all sports but 5'

swimming, tennis, softball and
NAS boxing fans will long remember touch football attracted the most
Aviation Cadet Tommy participants.
Tucker, who was stationed here A major station boxing tourna-
at Seaman Guard. Tucker, rank- ment was a banner success and
ed among the top light heavyweights Golden Gloves were awarded the
in New York, was killed in winners.
a training crash at Peru Ind. The new year points the way to
--- --- an even better year in NAS sports
with added facilities and more

participants. ... \f. ,
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officers will head well organized In the biggest slugftat of the Station's first boxing tournament, PFC

sports competition and as usual Bill Workman Squadron VPB 2 ii) right, smacked out a hard fought
participation will be open to all. decision over Clyde Perry, seaman second class. Seaman Guard
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R was one of the outstanding com
petitors in the Commandant's Cup
sports pr{) ram. Pointek pitched A
and R to the Station Softball title,
getting two no hit games along the

Lieut. Don Cross, former pro
: ball player for the Atlanta Crackers ,
r paced NAS batters with a The NATTC Air Raiders gave the Station some interesting afternoons during the football season, Capt.
swat mark of .350. His timely hitting Frink's lads scored triumphs over Fort Benning, U. of Miami and Daniel Field while losing to North Caro
from the lead off position and lina, Miami and Camp Le Jeune (twice*I. The lineup which started the season was I. .to r.. front row, PFC
L.t I nifty fielding made him one of I John Williams r.e.; Corp. Bill Short r.t.; PFC Johnnie Walker rg.; PFC Brad Ecklund, center; Sgt. Lou
the most valuable men on the Campbell, l.g Cadet Fred Ellis. l.t.; Sgt. Pete Breceda. I.e.; Sgt. Brad Davis r.h.; Gus Letchas, Sp. (A)
championship team. i i 121'. l.h ; Sgt. Duke Iversen, q b.; and Cadet Dominic Sanzotta. f b.
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i preceded Capt. Arthur Gavin as .. .. + .L..-..
,Commandant got th.. Fliers' base- Here's, the JNAS baseball: team which won the Florida State semi-pro tournament in 1013. Tha Filers, victors over Morrison Field, southern

ball season underway by throwing Florida Army champs, also won the city Victory League title. Front row. Bev Moss, c : Pat Colgan, c.; Monk Whitehart p.; Billy Riggs, c.;
.. ,i out the first ball in the Jackson- Dave Bride, o.f. ; Lieut. Marty },{cDonou h. coach; Jim Norvell, of.; Walt DeFreitas, inf.; Don Cross, inf.; Hetb Teetsel, o.f.: Back row; Owen
;, i vllle baseball park He frequently Reeves, o.f.; Johnny O'Donnel, p.; Phil Miller, p.; Erman Littlejohn, p. ; Bob Vickery, p.; Joe Johnson, o.f.; Charley Anastasio, Infi;, ancTEddia..
\." attended games at Mason..field.it I Lyons, inf.; Joe Walsh, Inf., and Larry King, inf., were not present for the picture. '
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Commandant's Cup Cagers I Waves Of Station. Observe Christmas .1:

lay 16 Games Last Week I ,

W Sixteen basketball games were run off in thfee l leagues

during a light week of play in Commandant's Cup and Ad I
miral's Cup competition. x< a

Full crews art!'expected back as I

soon .as the holiday leave period is

over which will mean a definite upswing II I Calling All Cage
In the calibre of league play.
In the Student Officers' league

only two contests were held with Stars-Sign Up
VPB 2 (1) socking VPB 2 ((2)) for

a 20 to 15 count, as Henderson 11
notched three baskets and a free For NAS LeagueThe

throw for the winners. Johnson

with three baskets was high for best basketball talent on the 1 r r
the losers. Station is being sought to form .
Gunnery Officers won over VF 5 six or eight fast teams in the a E

by a 26 to 18 margin Hellms en- Thursday night league which be
gineered the Gunnery offensive gins early in January.
with five buckets. Under the auspices of the phy

11 Games In Enlisted! Loop sical training and welfare offices,
Enlisted men's league had 11 the league which will replace the
games. Hospital and Docks and 'Smokers on Thursday nights is

Ferries won two games apiece to intended to bring/: out officer and LK

the American League while enlisted talent from all units. This a. 1i
.ace G and Marine Barracks did league is not a part of the Com- .

same in the National League. mandant's Cup sports competition.Word ,1 ,
Hospital beat Boathouse 40 to 121 has got around that thereis

with Kennedy getting nine of the plenty of basketball material

40 markers while Scaggs got exactly i aboard and the hope of the lea-
half of the losers' total. Hospital gue's sponsors is to bring out the :

also won over Fire Depart- former pro, college and high school : ri : tas
ment in a top heavy manner, 37 to stars for a league which will un- 1 I
.6, Eldridge getting four baskets cork a great deal of interest be- i % b
and a free throw to lead the scor- cause of the calibre of the performers -

ing.:: and the keenness of competition. -
Docks-Ferries beat the Fire De- .
Here' Was Difficulty

Student Officers' League Plans had been discussed for a To enlighten the solemnity of their daily tasks members of the women's reserve of the Navy, on dutyat
W. L. Pet. league which would bring together ;,' this Station. decorated their barracks rooms and exchanged gifts in true American fashion. Shown aboveis
VPB 2' (1) 2 0 1.000 teams of NATTC NAGS, Mayport I Dolly E. Hatch of West Newton Mass., with her hand on the star atop the tree, while Mildred K. Hen

O VPB And 2 G(1) 0VF 1 0 1.000(KM) Cecil Field, Lee Field, and the Sta-I shaw, Bearyville, Va., Aurelia Brown, Arlington, Va., and Lillian Harkinson, New York City help with the
4 0VF i :.000 tion. Since NATTC and gay packages. .
5 0 1 .000 would be the only two entries with
VO-VCS I 0 0 .000 basketball courts, this plan had to I
Officers' League be and will be Radio Will Take Air Gunnery
\V.VOVCS L. Pet. dropped competition There's A Time (
3 0 1.000 held at the separate stations.
VPB 2 (2) 2 0 1.000 The league as it shapes up now
Recruit Center 3 1 .730: You Out To Bowl Highly Important r
O nn" G 1 .500 will have six or eight entries with For
VF (4 and 3) 1 2 ..333 two teams from NATTC and the Everything
A and R 0 2 .000 remainder from NAS. All games I When a Jap Zero comes hurtling
IM bile Woiks 0 .
Operations 0 1 ..000(.00 will be played on Thursday even- Football GamesThe A Chaplain serving with the out of the sky a gunner's abilityto
A and R (B) 0 1 .000 ing in the main station auditorium. I Navy at an advance base somewhere '- "get a bull" assumes great and

.Supply Com.American U 0 .000 Spectators will be welcome. radio will take Navy men in the South Pacific reports immediate Importance-but that,

League W. 1. Pet. Departments interested In a out to the bowl games on New that during one of their unfortunately, is a late hour to
)toi rWckg-Ferrles' 2 g 1.000: contact Lieut. Raymond Forsberg. I colored sailor suddenly' put In gunnery, or the need to do any.
Present call for all
Boathouse 1 1 ..50.OllO plans gamesto
assistant welfare and recreation an appearance at a foxhole occupied thing about it before entering com
'Ire Dept. 0 2 be "aired" with NBC, CBS and
'F4 0Feaman 1 .000 officer, at Ext. 498 as soon as pos- Mutual the play-by-play by a group of pharmacist's bat.The
Gil. 0 t .0110 sible. carrying I mates.! problem confronting the
....Main Galley 0 0 .000 The court will be restriped today descriptions to service men in the The colored Bluejacket asked rear-seat gunner is a real one.
VMiNanger 0 .010 United States regular broadcastand
g and next week will by If he' The The the importance
1, .+1JdpEtore 0 :.000 practices to shortwave.The might join then! following opinions on *
SIll" CQ ", 0 0 .000 get underway. men overseas by mates' responded by asking why of "free gunnery" have
: 1- rational League Games in the Commandant's Rose Bowl at Pasadena this' he was up running around, been ,expressed by experienced

:';r'n t. ncrt ''2 L.0 tWMa Cup competition will be held dailyon year brings together the Univej changing foxholes' in the' middleof combat personnel:
'ln.1 \rracka 2 0 outdoor courts. Some gamesin slty of Southern California, winnerof an attack. To this the colored "The art of handling a free gun
.04 R 1 1 1500 Commandant's Cup competitionwill the Coast conference's southern sailor replied' : or turret effectively in an difficult -
be held in the auditorium during title, and the University of Wash- ""'ell. over In the foxhole to master as the art of

." (2),. o 1 2 ..3.13.0110 the day on Thursday ington top team in the northernend where I was there's a terrible' flying a plane."

\ 0 1 .0110 --- +- of the conference. Washington lot of 'f'8rln' going on and I "Exiltlngprograms cover only
T 1 00 .000 --- played only four games this figure this ain't no time for early stages whereas constant.
Tnrmae 0 0 .0
USC engaged in nine tilts competent gunners."
tment. 38 to 17, with Hollandand and was beaten twice. NBC will "References' In combat reports

. tallying 10 points and Roberts 9. Opening Round In carry the Rose Bowl on its net- Bomb Blasts 'Chutist Indicate Insufficient attention to
Cone got 10 for the losers.
work, Including WJAX, Jackson
paid to the air gunner and his
VPB 2 ((1)) eked out a 31 to 30 ville. Back Up Into Air training."

triumph over VO-VCS. Fairbanks, Green Cove Meet One of the best game on NewYf'ar' The importance of the gunner's
a guard, hit for six baskets to help Day pits the I4Jnblln''rf''k ability is rarely overlooked aftera

bring home the bacon. Kelleher, The leather will fly at the Naval \\ of Georgia' Tech against bomb blast blew a parachutist unit has been in combat. Con

VO-VCS ace got eight -oints. Auxiliary Air Station Green Cove unbeaten' Tulsa U. In the Sugar skyward as he floated down with siderable time and training are

Tarmacs: Get Hot Springs, Tuesday night as 18 box- Howl at New Orleans' Tech, toppled I his silk after he had bailed out of required to develop him to a degree

.. The Tarmacs pride of Chief ers representing VF squadron, Ma- by Notre Dame, Duke' and his burning plane curing the battleof that will spell "poison" for
Archie Carter, romped to a 34 to rine Guard Security Watch and Navy, Is a favorite over a Tulsa Tunisia. enemy fighters.But .
29 win over Marine Barracks. So- Boathouse meet in the prelimi- eleven' which played a less (strenuous practice makes perfect!
Robert Root had floatedto
(pen with 16 points, led the Tar- naries in quest of fistic titles. !schedule.' T/Sgt. ---%::3j. _
within 75 feet of the
macs and Cullen with 12 was high The prelims are the culmination Miami's Orange Bowl matches I ground
after his jump when a delayed action Soldierettes' Lack Skirt
for the Marines. of six weeks of an intensive training Louisiana State University and
Marine Barracks VPB period of roadwork. light and Texas A & M. LSU was defeated bomb lodged directly be- : A'LGIERS (CNS).-A lot of
work, and good deal of three times and tied once in the neath him exploded. The force of eyes will pop when feminine aux.
2 (2)), 27 to 18. Campone led the heavy bag a
the blast blew him upward again.
while Texas beaten iliaries of the French Army go on
Marines with seven points. Gordon ring time under the direction of season was once -
That was all he remembered until dressed in their Amer
and tied. LSU battled Tex- parade new
Gold Medals will once
Al :Mann.
had eight points for VPB 2 ((2)). Coach I
he regained consciousness in a'
(ican-made uniforms. The skirtshave
victorious contestants as earlier in the season and the
VPB 2 (2)) had 31 to 22 vic- be awarded British weeks later. I
( a to hospital not arrive.M .
28 13. Ted
following the final bouts on Tues- Aggies won, Busing'sradio
tory over VO-VCS. Keller accumulated -
voice is with
day, 11 January. synonymous --- --- ----
10 points for the winners and
The pairings for the first Tues- the Orange Bowl which he has been
Mellar had eight for the losers.
day's bouts are. broadcasting for years and he'll be
Boathouse /on one of the week's 125 lb. Class behind the mike again this New

e thrillers from Seaman Guard, 22 I W. L. Uenn!., AMM2c! J. J. 1Ial- Year's.In .
to 21. Horning Seaman Guard, and pin. the Cotton Bowl event at Dal-
all t:. i'VllildWon: 1'II2eI.. )V'. T. lloy- / ,
and Boathouse
Scaggs, las. Texas, the fliers of RandolphField 1
.. .Gllman points. I land SraSc.1 135 Hi. Class' tackle the University of O

It .'Winner 1) c<. Jonr, !-.a2. u. .\. J. R niplno, Texas. Each eleven lost one game- 2 .1;; Ie
I'\I. to strong Southwestern of Texas.
A and R won a 21, to 17 game !Srndiere. I
J. A. Espy; No.2. u. V. S.
Star of the Army team is Glenn
" from VPB 2 ((1)). Helewskl' had 1',I.
I 142 Ib. Class I Dodds former All-America
eight points for A nnd R while
Bishop and Crowell scored six J. (i. Callf'n. Scale "1. A. G. (iota. I -- jii

apiece for the squadron. I I"Co.,. I*. Jerome, $;eale'a. C. I'. rhillp- : r
O and G recorded a hard fought pin ''". NAS vs NATTC: !In y W 1CN
147 lb. ClassJ.
triumph over VF 4, 28 to 24. scan-I J. T...,hry. irAte u. "'. M. Ilirrrm 'Officer .d ULa
loin had 12 points for 0 Ai h uf'. BowlingOfficers ;-' : '
while Biggins got together 10 for 152: lb. Class I
VF 4. I N. A. 31..dl..k. Scale u. H. Mintun of NATTC and NAS I
.'\t. will clash today at 1630 in a chal-
In the officers' RecruitCenter
league ,
1 G5 II lass!
won out from A and R In A. II. ('..nlr.y5AMM3 'M;'1t!:.' fi. H"rinc. Jeng bowling match at the .mains f FIRE A
a free scoring contest. 38 to 33. I l',t. ,,1W --.. ," II "a Uih1': alleys.Lieut. .
Lidell was high for the winners I As was indicated when the entries Martv Karow will head fN?

with 13 points and Felder and first I began coming in. the the NATTC's two teams and! Uf'ut.1' r: &>,. V 1 ; '-' I

h' rt1en got 18 and 13 points respectively l squadron and Marine of Guard contestants.The have. NAS Duane squads.Whitcomb will 'I Not at No. 1 It's the'British Blenheim lire at No.2! It's the German
for the losers. the major portion
7 The officer bowling league which mi 1-'lng medium bomber' Messcrschmitt Me. 110, a long.
a <
VPB 2 ((2)) gave VF 4 and :5 a prelims show VF with men. ,
31 to 11 drubbing. Nelson, of VPB Marine Guard with 6. Security suspended operations for the holidays powered by ,win:{ radial engines. range, twin-engine is'' and escort,thin.fighter.Its Both.
tenpins fuselage long
will strike out for the
2 (2)) had 9 points while Corbett Watch with 3; Station
after the The nose of the fuselage extends edges of the wings taper equallyto
with each. again immediately
for Boathouse
Canfield four
got eight and
VF 4 and 5 came back strong to Referee for the bouts will be arrival of the new year.Commandant's forward of the engine nacelles. square tips. The leading edge
follows The wings taper almost equallyto of the tailplane tapers slightly to
1 it Defeat A and H:, 28: to 21. Brown Lieut. (jg) J. G. Patrick former cup bowling
ith the Penn State ring' star. Judges will the Fall bowling' league for rounded tips. The tips of the square tips; the trailing edge' is
eight points paved Tray slated for tailplane are also rounded and it straight.! It has twin fins and rude
."- the winners and Williams with be Lieut. R. G. Wai to and Lieut. enlisted men and is a I I s
has a single fin and nidder. ders.
debut early next month.
2, was high for the losers.; R. T. FArcterg.

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Vivid Picture Of The Wolf by Sansone OFFICERS AND CREW OF NAVY PLANE '

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Painted By Marine two Navy patrol planes who, from
February to April, 1913, assistedin Quiz Contest .
The following story was written by rescuing survivors of an Army
sergeant Fete Zurllnden. of 131 Forcer. ANSWERS
Houle\ard. Dayton Ohio a Marine B-17 Flying Fortress which crashed -
Ooreispondent.) on the Greenland Ice Cap a year
TARAWA, Nov.: :22. Delave-( ). ago, have been decorated by Sec- ON
With seven other Marines, I have retary of the Navy Frank Knox. (PAGE 3))

been bobbing around in a Navy Announcement of the rescue was Washington. He led a colon.
tank lighter for the past 48 hours, made by the Army last May. ial army, not an Army of the United
trying to reach Betio Beach, about Lieutenant Commander (then States

1,000 yards away, where several Lieutenant) Bernard W. Dunlop, 2. Military Academy Cadets
thousand other Leathernecks are U.S.N. 33, of William Donald
\.. r son would march ahead. The order of
engaged in one of the bitterest Dunlop of 99 Riverside Drive, precedence would be West Point
hand-to-hand combats the Pacific iI Rockville Center, Long Island, New Cadets, Annapolis Midshipmen,
war theater-or any war theater ubfJ York, was awarded the Distinguished Coast Guard Cadets Regular
-has ever witne used. Flying Cross. As pilot of Army, U. S. Marines, U. S. Navy
My companions comprise a Ma- one of the planes, he made three and U. S. Coast Guard.
rine Corps half-trac' crew. Their hazardous trips, on February 5, 3. Lloyd and Paul Waner. Jerome
heavy artillery piece, mounted on March 17 and April 5, 1943. On and Paul Dean and Mort
a combination truck and tractor the first of these, despite the most and Walker Cooper.
chassis, is needed badly ashore. We rigorous Arctic weather conditions, 4. Russian: Zhitomir and Ov-
set out at dawn Saturday (November he effected the first successful ruch; Italian: Venafro and Perano-
20)) under orders to strike wheels-up landing and take-off in South Pacific: Mill, Makin, and:
Betio Beach only 26 minutes after the snow by a PBY-5A plane-a Wewack.
the first infantry assault wave feat which he repeated on each of 'I 5. Admiral King
but the stubborn Japs have held us his subsequent trips. 6. James.
at bay for two days. 4 A r 11 r Assisting Lieutenant Commander 7. Hungary. _
Since dawn yesterday things / Dunlop was the second pilot 8. The 78th Congress did
have been rather quiet, but the Lieutenant (Jg) Nathan F. Waters, convene until 1913.

first 24 hours of our delayed "If you'll tell me just what you're looking for perhaps I cart U.S.N.R.. 23, son of Noah A. Wa- 9. Yes, you'd travel north up tha
shoreward; excursion were one con- ters, whose address is Box 156 No- I Mississippi. -
tinuous nightmare. As I write, we help! cona, Texas. Lleutt'nantVaters I 10. Robert Louis Stevenson-au
are waiting to be towed over also received the Distinguished- thor. William Lyons Phelps edu-
spiky coral-our goal definitely insight Flying Cross
I cator. Thomas Alva Edlson--inven.
rection pounded the surf all around I
.... at last. II Air Medals were awarded to the tor. Charles Francis Adaras.
us. Two great blasts rattled shrapn I
We were barely 50 yards away Maybe It Is! two crew members of Lieutenant 1 statesman.
V against our armor plate. The
mother transport, starting -
from our Commander Dunlop's plane, Alex
the treacherous eight mile landil'(; boats ahead were caughton "Cat Fever!" It's a common Sabo, Aviation Chief Machinist's I --
drive to the beach, when a heavy a coral reef, blocking us off. cold according-, a recent Navy Mate (then Aviation Machinist'sMate

Jap naval shell whistled over our while We the:zigzagged out of range Department announcement, but First Class).''U.S.N. 24, son Ferry Service Is
bow, exploding with a shatteringblast Japs pounded the boats a lot of people uho'te "sampledIt of John Sabo of Rita West Vir- i
on all sides. All of in the half-
just under the prow of our us In recent weeks! will prove ginia, and Harold A. Larson. i
troopship.For trac huddled together in the tiny difficult to comince. Aviation Chief Radioman U S.N.R. Free And Fast As
three of us, Marine First cockpit, thankful for the protec- I "Cat Fever," said the announcement 40 whose wife Mrs. Fern B. Lar-
Lieutenant Herbert A. Robinson, tion. I "... merely a Navy son, lives at 83 Whitmarsh Avenue !
25, of East Orange, New Jersey Sergeant James William Monay, contraction of acute Vatarrhal Worcester, Massachusetts, Trip By The Bus
26 of 313 Fenn Street' Westwood
a'nd Weedsport. New York; Pri- I fe\er, which i I. the ser\icr term Sabo and Larson assisted in the
Thomas :McCane: California, and Lieutenant Robin- for minor
vate First Class. upper re.piratoryconditionw delicate landing operations'and
.. Cantlin, 18, of Great Falls Mon- son both said almost simultane- chiefly the common when on the third flight, the star- Tired standing up on the br"
tana, and myself, that shot was ously: cold, according, to Commander board engine caught fire and was } every time you go to town ? Ifere'S
the first we ever had had to duck, "Those guys really mean it! T, J. Carter (MC) ITSN., officer damaged in an attempted take-off, I the solution and it's FREE in the
but duck we did. I Private First Class Louis in charge of the DUIslon 1 they helped extinguish the fire and I bargain. Ferries leaving the Sta-
As the sky brightened, we had Mendel, of 3741 Iroquois Avenue, of l're\entl\e .\ '." complete repairs, thereby aiding tion pier at 1700 and *SOO! daily
ringside seat during the murderous New Orleans, Louisiana, a 19yearold materially in saving the aircraft will take you to Jacksonville in 45
bombing and shelling of I Guadalcanal veteran and trig- the murderous fire. and crew from stranding.The I minutes. If that sounds slow, try
Tarawa, the biggest Jap garrison german for the artillery piece, Told to hit on another beach, officers and crew membersof timing yourself sometime, count-
in the Gilberts. Miles away we sawa couldn't refrain from wisecrack- our wave swung to the east and the second patrol plane, which ( Ing what you spend waiting for a
continuous wall of fire flashing Ing"Anybody" want to buy a charged inland again. It was the although it did not land, aided In I bus, or even being passed up by a
of good watc'j ? same thing all over. Mortars be- I couple that are too full to stop.
from the great battle-wagon the rescue operations by providing
He then admitted he never had lieved knocked out the Seating capacity of the ferry IS
one of the largest task forces ever by morning- liaison and communication assist-
assembled Overhead roared more been months more of frightened during eight long dive bombing, opened up in ance, all received the Air Medal. several hundred, and it's never
carrier-based planes than we could action on Guadalcanal. full fury. They gave us the works They are: crowded. -
count. look A few minutes later, I chanceda the minute we moved into range. Lieutenant (jg) Frank J. Hen- If you joined the Navy*to: seethe
During the first hour Tarawawas I'll around with my field glasses. Shallow coral reefs and heavy derson, U.S.N, 35, son of W. A. sea and feel still somewhat
a smoking hell. From one end fore never. forget the sight be- shellfire drove us back<: again. Henderson of Route No. 3. Box 86. landlocked, offer your disposition a
of its two and one-half mile lengthto me.Some On the fourth run, four our our El Reno, Oklahoma. Lieutenant boat ride on the St. Johns River.
the other, great fires blazed 500 yards off shore, after lighters carrying tanks were picked (j Js) .Henderson, who was an En- Round trips between the Statlon
brilliantly in the broad daylight and leaping and tumbling out of their I off. Several men were wounded. sign at the time of the rescue and the Bolles School South'Jack: >, .
bombs threw debris hundreds of boats, snagged on the reef, more I i Another carrying the No. 2 half- flights, was pilot of the plane. sonvllle, are scheduled for six-times .
feet above the towering cocoanut I than a hundred Marines were wading I trac, suddenly wall all action.Ve Lieutenant (j jg) George E. Chatham a day, leaving here at 0545: ,* 0645;
palms that stud the atoll. 1 j slowly toward the beach in saw a naked Marine plunge overboard S.N.R., 24, son of ClydeD. )800, 1500. 1655 and 1850. -

The first assault began about neck-deep water, weapons high ;( swim to a floundering bud- Chatham of Chamblee, Georgia, -- ---
8:30.: The Japs with their terrify- over their heads. Not a man, as far dy, and drag him back to safety. second pilot.
ing 40 millimeter guns and slashing 1 as I could see, attempted to seek I Today we learned the hero was Earle A. Brown, Aviation Chief No Airsickness; It's
I mortars, attempted to crucifythe shelter in any ot the boats.I I Sergeant Joseph V. Ossiginac. 30 Machinist's Mate U.S.N., 26. The
onrushing landing boats. But, I shouted something and Cor- of 600 Green Street, Benton Harbor address of his wife, Mrs. Doris ; Too Good To Be True?

undaunted the little craft took full poral Clyde E. Legg, 25, of Dun- Michigan. Joe. a 'Guadal' vet- Virginia Brown is Box 141 Route .
advantage of the tide, charging combe, Iowa, screamed: II eran, simply said, when asked 3, Orland, Glenn County, California. -i I A "pink pill" cure and preventive
through the tricky coral channelto "They haven't get a chance. I about the rescue, "It was noth- for airsickness and seasickness -
hordes of Devil ing I needed bath I I effective for 75 cent of
; -
spill screaming Those Japs on the beach are giving I a anyway. Marlin V. Heffner, Aviation Radioman per
Dogs onto the beach promptly at them hell!" I Later we made our fifth and last First Class, U.S.N., 27, son persons normally susceptible has
the zero hour. assault run. With four tanks already been developed by the Royal Can
All around the of Walter Ira Heffner of 616 Third
Two more infantry waves fol- beleaguered Marines I gone. Lieutenant Robinson adian Navy in a major medical advance .
lowed closely on the first, and Jap mortar and machine gun '' said we couldn't afford to lose any Street, Sunbury, Pennsylvania of the war, The NewYork
fire whipped the water white. Red- ( -"': -
since ours was the fifth assault more equipment. soon discovered Times reported.The .
wave, we moved into the tight haired Private Joseph E. Lewis that despite the heavy bombingand Two Down- capsules now are in mass
Jr. I
22, of 1356 Catalpa Street which and will be issuedto
landing craft rendezvous area to strafing, was Intensi- production soon
await our turn. Just as we lined Louisville, Kentucky, started yell- fied after each wave had been repulsed And Two To Go ships for general use at sea, the
I ing. "Can't we get 'em ?" But I'
up, one of the few remaining heavy go that those devilish mortars Times said.
shore_ batteries laid down a barrage that was out of the question I still were waiting for us. We SOUTH PACIFIC (CNS-Ma- "It's greatest service may be in
that caused us to hug our I' I watched the infantrymen were caught in a straddling cross- rine Sgt. Roman Rehegan of St. protecting invasion troops carriedby
1 armored bulkheads and mutter the' slough grimly forward, some disappearing fire, and pulled out of range to Louis must serve a hitch in all'' the Navy," the Royal Navy
: first prayers that came to mind. I beneath the water every await nightfall four branches of the U. S. Serv- said. "These men must be ready
At first we thought the way was few yards. Many :Marines: were I ice before he can inherit the $1,000 for intense fighting before they set
+I clear when we spurted forward to I] sisting buddies and all of as-I Calvin Coolidge said "All the ,I his eccentric old grnadfather left foot on land. Experimental data
commence our own run, and we I were having a hard time of it. Finally money that has ever been spenton him in a trick will. Rehegan. now thus far obtained indicate the remedy -
drove to within 500 yards of the I saw a cluster of them flounder I the Navy has been returned : stationed here, enlisted, in the Marines ;' is equally effective in the
beach before the Japs showed their ashore and plunge to4he beach. to the community several times in 1940 after serving a hitch treatment of airsickness."
hand. I The distance was far too great to over In stimulus to industrial development in the A) my. He still has to serve The formula for the pink cap-
Swishing mortars from every di- I determine how many had survived I, ." I in the Navy and Coast Guard. | sules is a war secret.

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