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: January 20, 1944
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( 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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i. Back Our Men In Active Combat With Your Fighting Dollars I

I'i; Auxiliary Naval Relief Society Names Lovely Lady 1,020 More Allotments Are Sought

rr V.:; Here Prior To 5th Day Next Month

! Officers At Meeting 10 January
Sacrifices We Make
I Are Small In Comparison To Those

Tremendous Number Of Cases Are Handled Past Year; Of Fighting Men In Mountains Of Italy Or On ShoresOf

... Many Deliveries Reported; 80493.34 Outlay RevealedBy Pacific Beaches, Says Captain <

Treasurer During Meet BUY BONDS through the Navy allotment plan. v

Annual meeting and election of officers of the Jacksonville a These words home front battle cry of Uncle Sam's

Auxiliary Naval Relief Society was held Monday 10 January, mighty Fourth War Loan Drive are echoing over the Station .
with the launching of a campaign to add at least 1,020
in the office of Commander. R. R. Marken, senior chaplainof
this Station. new Bond allotments by Naval personnel here before 5
The following officers were elected to serve during the i February.
ensuing : Captain A. Gavin, "Any sacrifices we may maketo
invest in War Bonds is
USN.Smith, (president MC), USN; Captain executive E.vice-E. ,Navy Painters And Ship's Service comparison to the sacrifices small beIng in
made by our fighting men in
president Mrs. A. C. McFall first
vice-president; Lt (Jg) W. B. Nichols J : < Gives the mountains of Italy and on the
InvitedHere ," ; WarningTo beaches of the South Pacific,"
USNR., second vice-presi- Sculptors '
Capt. Arthur Gavin, Commandant,
dent Comdr. R. R. Marken, USN.,
t ; ;
Russell will handle the declared in
Terry a memorandum to department
executive secretary, and Ens. Ola sailors, is your big female vocal chores with Mal Hallet's PersonnelShip's heads.
Mae Suggs W-VS), USNR., chance, providing are an artistor
treasurer. you orchestra when Mal) and his I The Navy War Bond program
a sculptor. outfit make a personal appearanceat Service has Issued a provides for a permanent allotment
Members of the Relief Committee
The Society of the Four Arts is
the NATTCenter auditorium for to Naval
warning personnel about campaign supplemented
were named as follows: Comdr. by
its annual exhibition
scheduling three shows on 1 February The
unauthorized purchasing of mer- two rash ('ampalgnl1"8ch
R. R Marken, chairman Mrs. year-
; entitled "Art of the Armed
Hallett crew is the third in a pa- chandise for civilians. Pearl Harbor Day and Independence -
Arthur Gavin vice-chairman
; Forces" in its Palm Beach Fla.,
rade of bands being arranged for
With the
Comdr. Ferdinand Richards, Lieut. exception of soda fountain Day. Therefore, It is the
from March 15 to March
Comdr. Ben L. Boynton, Lieut. R. galleries by the NATTC Welfare Depart- items Ship's Service merchan- wish! of the Secretary of the

L. Steiner Lieut. Wm. A. Stanley, 31.Cash prizes are at stake for ment. dise is available only to Naval per- Navy that this Station participate
Lieut. C. H. Schmitt. sonnel and other authorized per- in the Fourth War Loan .
winning works In oil, watercoloror
sons. The Bureau of Personnel Drive solicitation
by of additional
Finance Committee: Comdr. G.
gouache, drawings or etchingsand
regulations for Ship's Service de- allotment rather
B. Stockton Lieut. Comdr. John pledges
sculpture. The exhibition is Inside Features"The
I partments ashore state the than through an organized campaign -
L. Rhodes Jr., Lieut. F. B. Mohle. open to work of men and womenof
Lieut. Gladys B. Price and Lieut. the armed services located in conscience ilestrojlngsin ing are authorized to fOllOW-I for cash purchase of
chases and
V. F. Sechriest. Florida and the only limitation is that bred these crime must receive services Bonds.
The Executive Secretary reported that their work shall have .been i be rooted out of the thinking from: CNAOpTra set an allotment goalof
1. Officers, and
of men everywhere," Chaplain nurses enlisted 90 cent of all hands aboardto
a total of 1,388 cases hand- done while in service. '
I K. It. Marken declares in his personnel of the Navy and Marine participate in the allotment
Jed the hospitalization Artists submit
during requiring as
year may manyas
I article "The Real War Crim Corps on active duty, their de- ; and in that
on program emphasizing
or emergency relief, 38 four works, all pictures to be
'inal." Kea it this week in the pendents and officers and enlisted directive the Fourth War Loan
of deceased framed matted is
cases involving dependents or ; sculpture personnel of the .
Chaplain's Corner on page 4. Army.2Commissioned I Drive objective for this Station is
personnel The Out Pa- not to weigh more than 40 poundsper I *
Also on the same page 1* the officers Ship'sofficers to add 1,020 new allotments by 5
tient deliveries all
Department reported 678 piece; work must be received and members of the
the 98 at the March 9 I best poem we have ever received February. The goal for NAAS,
during year, ma gallery by ;
crews vessels, and their dependents -
for in the Jax Lee Field, is 238 allotmentsand
publication new
jor operations, 410 minor opera and works for sale are to be clear- I
of the Coast and Geodetic
tions, for dependents of service ly marked with price. No com- I Air News. It U titled, "This, for NAAS, Cecil Field, 452.
My Prayer I.'orothf'r; ," and Capt. Gavin, in the memorandum
personnel. The Out Patient doctors mission will be charged.At I 3. Officers and enlisted
made 16,135 hospital visits, the termination of the exhi- was written by an Apprentice personnel said in part.
of the Coast Guard on active
788 house calls and 17,129 exami- bition the Society will return the I Seaman from ;Miami I duty while serving with the Navyor "Assuming the success of this
nations, a total of 27,281 calls for works. William L. McKim is in a vessel based at a Naval campaign, the following departments

the year, an outstanding record. chairman of the Society of the Life Membership Is station, and their dependents. i. number would of new secure allotments the in stated addition
There was total Four Arts Committee on Paintingand 4. Retired
a expenditureof officers nurses and enlisted to those
53868.39 for the hospitalization Sculpture, Palm Beach_ Fla. Presented Adm. King personnel of the Navy and registered as of reported January 1st as :being

of dependents, according to % rTj ImNavy's Admiral Ernest J. King, USN., Marine Corps, and their depend- Squadron VF No. 4: 400
the treasurer's report. In addition Commander-In-Chief of the United ents. Communications 25
to that expenditure there was Art ShawIs States fleet and Chief of Naval 5. Officers and enlisted person- Marine Barracks 87
$20,698.88 loaned for emergencycases Operations, recently was presented nel of the Naval Reserve while on T-l and T-2 33Commandant's
of various kinds. No inter active duty or training duty, and "
with a plaque and life 'membership Office 7
est was charged to the personnelon Top MusicianFavorite designating him as! Hon- their dependents. Supply 98
this total loan load. Payments Commander-in-Chief For 6. Officers and enlisted person- Medical 23
amounted to 60867.75 with con- musician in the Armed Life orary of The Military Order of the nel of the Honorary Retired List Ordnance & Gunnery 20
tributions of $504.92 during the Forces is the Navy's Artie Shaw World Wars. of the Naval Reserve who are in Assembly & Repair 223
year. The total expenditure for according to the vote of judges, I The Military Order of the receipt of retired pay, and their Squadron VPB2 No. 2 75
the year was 8049334. At the announced in the nationally known'i World War was founded In 1920 dependents. Squadron VF No. 5 13
close of the year the Society had magazine, "Esquire." These judges I, for commissioned officers who 7. Veterans who are undergoing Yard 15
485 outstanding loans which are also named an All-American Jazz served in the first World War. hospitalization at a Naval hospital. N AAS, Cecil Field 452
being paid by those concerned Band which included: Two years ago the Order changedits This authority may be ex- NAAS Lee Field 238
through allotment or monthly pay Trumpet, Louis Armstrong; name, to make it Military tended only by the Ship's Service NAAS, Mayport 91
ments. There are approximately clarinet, Benny Goodman; piano, Order of the World Wars, and department of the hospital in "All other departments and
babies booked through the Art Tatum; bass, Oscar Pettiford; opened its membership to Include which the veteran is hospitalized. squadrons have already exceededthe
.t Patient Department and the odd instruments, Red Norvo; trom- commissioned officers who serve in 8. Transferred members of the I'' 90% goal. Their commendable
vy Relief Society to be deliv- bone, Jack Teagarden; saxophone, the current war. Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine achievement is evidence of care
ered within the next few months. Coleman Hawkins; guitar, Al Ca- Corps Reserve (active or inactive) fully organized and an energetically
The Navy Relief Society offices sey; drums, Sidney Catlett; and I and their dependents. I promoted program. However
maintained at the senior chap- vocalists Louis Armstrong and Is All" Is 9. Widows, who have not re- no war bond allotment program
Contlnurd OB Pace Kl; .ht Billie Holliday. I CoBtlnued On Fare ElaM< I Continued On rage; );iaht
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Service Wives Set An Enviable Here For A Week Veterans Of Active Combat Guests Of

Record Over Period Of 2 Weeks Opened At Little TheatreIn American Legion At i Monday: Luncheon

South Jax 17 JanuaryThe

All roads lead to the Sunday School room on Tuesdays and Little Theatre in South Eight wounded bluejackets and marines from the Naval

Fridays for Service Wives who are giving their time and Jacksonville launched its newest Hospital, five of them Floridians, were guests of the American

talent to making surgical dressings for the Red Cross, under play, "Papa Is All," originally Legion at a luncheon held Monday noon at the Legion

the capable leadership of Mrs. A. C. McFall. produced by the famed Theatre Headquarters in Jacksonville.Each .
Guild on Broadway, for a week'srun. I
Stimulated by a host of new volunteers the Naval Air last Mondav night 17 January. of them was entertained by a Legionnaire- with a
Station Unit has "set an all-time her credit and is justly proud of It will close Saturday 22 son or a grandson in the service. I dale. Oldhain saw action on a
record for itself in the productionof her gold star on the bulletin January at 2030. All the servicemen were introduced transport which participated in
far this month.In board. I "Papa Is AH" is a unique dra- by their respective hosts who landing at Africa, Sicily and
bandages so Another loyal worker is Mrs. R. matic version of life among the acted as "godfathers" for the day. Salerno.' Chief Warren, who
the past two week period, R. Marken, wife of Chaplain Mar- Pennsylvania Dutch farmers with Among the disabled group was was with a Seabee battalion in
group has completed and ship- ken, who has completed 75 hours their quaint and humorous cus- W. A. Swimm, BMlc, of St. Pet- the Southwest Pacific, received
over 2,000 dressings and is work and is conceded to be the toms and speech, which has never ersburg, who was.aboard a vessel shrapnel wounds In both legs.
going over-the-top of the champion bandage-maker. It is before been portrayed on stageor which received a Presidential citation Before the war Warren WON '
monthly quota. no mean feat to make 26 in one screen. for being the first ship to electrical superintendent for the
Among those who have recently day! While no Station personnel are hit the beach amidst a rain of Dul'ont company and built ordnance
the Unit are Mrs. N. C. One of the original members of 'involved on-stage, the set was Nazi bombs during the invasion of plants all over the country.
.ed Mrs. M. H. Bailey, Jr., the Unit, Mrs. George Sidenberg( built by Technical Director Arlene Sicily. Later when his ship was '
Francis Cerwin, Mrs. Benjamin has just returned from a visit to Beach with assistance from En- sunk Swimm was blown clear in Of the remaining three two
Sharp, Mrs. R. G. Smith, the West Coast. As instructor of sign Lewis Shepley, student offi- the air. come from the neighboring stateof I
Mrs. J. S. Stoner, Mrs. W. A. the group, she is now on hand to cer in operational training. The four other Floridians were Georgia and the other from faraway
Weinkamer, and Mrs. H. R. Car- teach novices the quickest and "Papa Is All" tickets may be Marine Privates, First Class, Montana. J. II. Burnham, (
simplest way to make dressings.So obtained only at the box office Eugene; S. Lariscy, of Dotter, L.G. MM2c of Dublin, was on duty with ;
son.Nor have the "old members" if you are a Service Wife of the theatre on San Marco Barr, of Orlando, both wounded a land base salvage crew in North .:
been Idle. Mrs. E. W. Litch, vice with or without experience in this Blvd., and are half price to ser- at Guadalcanal; John Old. Africa when he was stricken with ,
chairman of the workroom, has Red Cross endeavor, you'll be a vicemen at all times. Buses 21 ham Ph.Mlr.: and Chief C. K. rheumatic fever. lie is fully rev I''
210 hours of efficient service to welcome addition to the Unit. and 31,run doge by the theatre. Warren, both of Fort louder- Continued On fate Eight i:



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Ten former members of one Give NodSergeants To

of the latest squadrons to return ,' ,. .1, "
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from action both the "t '
on ,, '': :k : .\. .i'!>- .. ,, : ,. .
Atlantic and Pacific war .'. < ''i\ "",."',""'."., :.\3...., 3 ., '. 1

fronts are now passing on : : V.
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the lessons of their hard-won ; .., ; Humorous incidents crop up in

battle experience to student ......, ,...'-,.., '.+ t. ..... t6t. .. .1 news stories almost every day

officers here air t. .a \C: The January Information Bulletin
as opera- :
tional training instructorswith : ,.,, ''' 'A j from BuPers, explaining that, "re

: VF-OTU No. 5 and at : .... tr'''.:' : ,... ., I'I'I publication in the Bulletin does not
/> ,. -" necessarily constitute official
the Naval Auxiliary Air Station :t ''''' ., ,, '.,' "... >1!' ,> by the Navy Depart.endorsement .

Green Cove Springs ment," declared that: "Concern.Ing .

The squadron is Fighting 27, recently LOVE: a young mall} in Port.
announced by the Navy Department land, Oreg., got angry at his girl,
as having compiled the bit a chunk from a beer glass and
following: enviable combat record: ,. r then put his neck on a street car
In all the attack missions escorted rail. The cops made him pay for
only one of the places and the glass Three hundred

none of the ships being protectedwere ,. -., vw' "1 Newark, N J., school children
lost to enemy action. staged a free-for-all in which 12
This record was made during a 1 1 +( r rl cops got scratched after two lads
full year spent In the war :zones' : l decided to fight it out
a year that began with the North a.i V- winsome lass of 12 \'over.
African invasion In 1942. There $ vin Rubin, Brooklyn, N.
Fighting 27, with Lieut. Comdr.T. ephoned Beatrice Brown 10 timesin
K. Wright (now Commander succession )before she finally
Wright, training officer of VF- accepted his proposal.
OTU No. 5)) as commanding officer w w "The MILITARY came up with
had the job of protecting part odd ones The Army bought
.f the Invasion fleet, and of mak- 4Eight 75,000 pairs of dice as 'moiale
ing strafing sweeps Inland over builders' An Army transport
enemy shore Installations. Although plane that was abandoned over
it maintained a constantair the Florida coast when it de\'t'lop-
patrol, the squadron did not I ed trouble, turned around and flew
encounter any enemy planes', and I a 2,000 miles by itself into Mexico
left Africa with only the barest I Hollywood actresses in a
taste of actual combat. survey said they preferred enlist.
Next "27" was shifted to the ed men to officers for dates i
South Pacific under a new skip- and sergeants above all.

per-Lieut. (later Lieut. Comdr.) I former members of Fighting Squadron 27 pose in front of an F4F Wildcat fighter at this "ANIMALS livened things up:
J. F. Fitzpatrick, Commander Station, where they are now serving as operational training instructors. Left to right, they are Lt. William Kreutzer's cow at Hays,
Wright moving up to the post of (Jg) D. H Westin, Lt. (Jg) G. J. Seel, Lt. C. R. Frazier, Lt. (Jg) R. W. Jackson Lt. (Jg) C. L. Lep- I I Kan., gave birth to quintuplets .0
air officer on a converted carrier. pert, Lt. (Jg) Richard Wathall, Lt. J. R. McGovern, and Lt. (Jg) J. E. Foy. Comdr T. K. Wright and A fox terrier fell 800 feet from a
In the Pacific things really be- Lt William Sweetman, also stationed here, are not in the picture. I cliff at Medford, Oreg., got up and
gan to pop. After two and a half walked away unhurt Mrs William
months of combat air patrol froma though Lieutenant Sweetman losta P. Rosenbach's cat awakened
carrier the quadron was movedto large amount of blood, he was War's Not Over But BuPers the family when their home in Chicago
Guadalcanal for shore-based able to fly back to his base, where, caught fire, but the watchdoghad
operations. Based there for seven after landing, he was removed unconscious to be rescued At Beaufort
weeks, 27's pilots were principally : from the cockpit. His Looking To DemobilizationBuPers N. C., the Department of Interior
occupied during this time in pro plane was written off as a total and the Navy recorded the
viding close cover for bomber and loss.The is looking to the problem of demobilization after conversation of fishes, found the
torpedo strikes against Munda, I
next aerial battle to add toadfish to be the biggest prat-
Kolombangara, Rekata Bay and I the war is over according to the January issue of the Information
colorful to 27's combat his-
other Jap installations in the area. pages Bulletin. I tler."The
WOMEN bless 'em did
tory occurred July 1, when five ,
The squadron's big day came on members of the squadron, then However, it was pointed out, "This should not-emphatically -. plenty: Mrs. Dennis Mullan, Staten .
April 1, 1943, when eight Fighting based in the Russell Islands, Joined not-be taken as an indication that the wan is as good Island, N Y., garnered 301,464
27 pilots and 34 from other U. S.
with three other U. S. pilots as over. It is, rather, the tip-off pennies when the announcer on a
Units tangled with 70 Jap Zeros
i to engage 15 Jap dive bombers and that the job of demobilization ls\a network radio program: suggested
over the Russell Islands. H'mmmm .
.' 30 Zeros in a mass battle .over tough one and the sooner the planning listeners send her a penny each
At the of the
end day's fightIng
o missed .
Rendova is begun the better." because she a question.
the 8t'0rebook showed 18 I
Pathfinder authors this story
Zeros definitely shot down, withfle Ens. J. E. Foy (now Lieut (Jg) about the bootcamp drill officer In a nutshell, according to the At Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Clara
32 found she had a
listed Foy, instructor at Green Cove magazine article, the problems boil ,
as probably destroyed.Of who was putting a !squad of
twin known
sister she had
this number, Fighting 27 accounted Springs), who had been ill with new recruits through their first down to these: "What Is the fast- never
about Movie Julie
for six certains and three malaria and had logged less than paces. est and fairest way of getting the
probables.All seven hours in a combat zone shot Finally, exasperated at their men home to their advantage and Bishop insured her hips for $25,000
down one Jap for certain and gota in the common interest of the against gaining four inches during
but one of the medals that uneven lines, he roared: ""'hat- peo her "
7 contract.
have so far caught up with Fighting probable despite his lack of ex- samatter! Don't you know how ple of the nation 7"I I year
27 were awarded for the April perience. He describes the battleas to line up? Fall out and look Who should be released first?
1 engagement. Lieut. (Jg) GeorgeJ. follows: at the line ).ou''e made." "If some men are to be discharged
Seel (now a VF-OTU No. 5 instructor "We got there just as the last before others, which should it be- Yard
), squadron "ace" with three of the 15 dive bombers as we made cover." the men who have been in long- Dept.
four Jap certains and four prob- pushed over. The 30 Zeros were "When I came out of the cloudI est and seen the most hazardous
ables to his credit got half of this flying around above us, but they saw an F4F down below headingfor duty, or the men who have the News
number on April 1, and hrs been made no attempt to come down so home with a Zero on his tail.I most dependents, or the men who
awarded the Air Medal for his we went after the bombers, following was at about 5,000 feet at the have jobs available immediately,
achievement. He describes the bat- them down in their dive. time, and they were at water level. or those who are planning to resume Two of the Yard Department'smost
tle like this: "When I pulled up I blacked out I dived down, caught up with the their education? popular members George
"Although most of us had already for a bit and finally leveled off at Zero and let him have it. He blew "Figuring that one out can occupy A, Hemingway, Y2/c, of the Seaman
logged about 200 hours fly- about 5,500 feet. From there I up." the time of anyone who cares Guard, and Everett Bates,
ing time in the war zones, this spotted a Jap Aichi 99 dive bomber Out of ammunition, LieutenantSeel to consider it." BM2/c, of the Police Department,
was our first real taste of combat. 40 feet off the water. He had then joined up with some returning You won't be going home the were recently married. Yeoman
The Japs came in two waves30In Just dropped his bomb and was bombers and flew back to day the war is over either. "And Hemingway, was married to Miss
the first 40 in the second. Of heading for home. I went after his Russell Islands base. He had there inevitably will be a waiting Hazel Garner of Jacksonville, while
our boys, four tangled with the him, watching him look back over only two bullet holes in his plane period, whether long or short, for I Boatswain's Mate Estes, was mar
first wave and four with the sec- his shoulder as I closed in. ThenI when he Janded.Lieutenant many veterans before they return ried to Betty Gorman, SK2C. Con
ond. The fight I was in-the sec- opened up. He caught fire on Foy's experience during to civil life," says the Information I gratulations and best wishes to
ond-began at about 23,000 feet, the first burst so I gave him an the Kahili battle was just as Bulletin. "They will have mil- these young couples. .
with a total of 12 U. S. planes op- other. He went right on in the hectic: itary duties in that period-but Results of the last Captain's .
posing 40 Japs. It was Just one water and blew up." "I was tall-end Charley In our they will also have. time for spection shows that Mr. Nelst.
big mass dogfight. Later in the battle; Lieutenant formation when we ran Into 40 training in preparation for those Boat House Crew has one of -=
It was after this big April 1 Foy's plane wan damaged RO badly Zeros head-on," he describes. "The better jobs." cleanest Barracks in the Yard Department -
battle that two Fighting 27 pilots from Jap fire that he had to head Zeros dove on us and that startedIt. The article concludes with one .
made spectacular: returns with for his home! base! Ills engine I wan In a heck of a predicament definite answer-"The Navy intends O. L. Moss, is a victim of .
badly-damaged airplanes. These quit just as he made the runway because I couldn't drop my to do everything within its poisoning He contracted this fe.
were Lieut. (jg) C. R. Fraziernow Again on July 18 members of right wing tank. My whole di- power and cognizance to effect ful ailment one night while on an
( Lieutenant Frazier, flight of- Fighting: 27 tangled with a sky \lsion had to slow down just to demobilization, wnen the time unsuccessful coon hunting trip.
ficer of VF-OTU No 5), who has full of Zeros, this time while escorting protect me. comes, with as much speed and re- TSK-TSK!
been awarded the Distinguished a bomber-torpedo strike on "I was busy dodging Jap bullets gard for its personnel as can possibly Six new WAVES have been assigned
Flying Cross for getting one certain I the big Jap base at Kahili. Of the when I noticed one of our planes be achieved. That is what to the Yard Departmentas
and one probable that day, Jap planes downed during this bat- dive down with a Zero on his tail. the planning is all about." escorts. Pistol Packing Mam
and Lieut. (Jg) Willard Sweetmannow tle, Lieutenant Seel added two I followed them down until the ------- '-Sl ma's?
( VF-OTU No.5 instructor), more definites to his score, plus Wildcat pulled up with the Zero Choir To Wear -
awarded the Air Medal for down- two probables, and Lieutenant Foy right behind him. Just as the New Unit Mail Officers
ing one Jap definitely in the same I added his second certain Zero. Zero came up past me I opened up Maroon Robes SoonThe ..
action. Lieutenant Seel describes the and got him square. I then madeIt Given InstructionsUnit
Lieutenant Frazier, later acting 'Kahili action in these words: safely back to an emergency All Saints Chapel has received -
skipper of Fighting 27, describeshis "My wingman and I were fly- landing strip that had just been 60 new, dark maroon robes Mall Officers are directedto
finale to the April 1 battle in ing top cover for our bombers as opened up.. I had 11 gallons of gas for its choir, it has been announced instruct their Mail Orderlies
these words: part of a four-plane division. Suddenly left." by Harold Weiss, SpWlc) choir not to return mail to the Directoryuntil
". had just smoked my probable we spotted 13 Zeros, eight 'Besides Commander Wright and director. they have checked carefullywith
when what seemed to be all theTa low, five high. We headed for Lieutenants Seel), Frazier, Foy and "These robes," he said, "will add the Unit Personnel Office
|>s jumped me at the game time. the lower group and the top group Sweetman, six other former much to the uniformity and beautyof and are sure that the addresseeis
They pumped my plane full of went after us. Before they reached ing 27 pilots are now on FIght-I the chapel services. These not attached to their Unit.
lead. There wan one hole in the us, though, we turned up into the Jacksonville Naval robes will be worn for the first The practice of sending mai.
right wing big enough to crawl them. We really had our bands tion. They are: time on Sunday. the Directory for servicing w
through. But I worked' safely full for about 10 solid minutes."I Lieut. J. R. McGovern, Lieut. I "There are still a few vacan- out proper investigation by the
over to a cloud where I finally got my first Zero just as he (Jg) R. W. Jackson, and Lieut. cies in the choir," said Weiss Unit Mall Orderly results In un-
lout' the Jape, and wan able to turned to get away after makinga (Jg) C. L. Leppert, all VF-OTU I "Anyone who la interested in sing necessary delay in delivery of rand
get back to Guadalcanal. I made pass at us. Then, as we were No. 5 instructors, and Lieut. (jg) ing shobld contact Frank Mars in unnecessary use of t ?
a crash landing, but I get out working our way over toward a Richard Wathall and Lieut. (Jg) I teller, SpWlc( at the All Saints phones to find out that the ff
okay." cloud bank, I smoked another D. H Westin, instructors: at Green Chapel, corner of Mustin and dresses is actually: in the Unit to
After shooting down a Zero, the while Pomerantz was shooting one Cove Springs. Birmingham, or call extension which his mail was addressed.
other pilot, Lieutenant Sweetman, off my tail. Then each of us Lieutenants Jackson, Seel and 518." '-iiI
was severely injured when three smoked another just before we Wathall were on active duty with -.Al 2J Navy Takes ArmyLOGANSPORT
Japanese .22 mm sheila exploded made the clouds, which, incidentally Fighting 27 during its entire periodof Buy, Buy War BondsOr IND. Joe
in his cockpit. Although the dam- ]) I was very glad to see. A existence, from the African invasion Army had been inducted into the
age to the plane was bad, apd al. Zero had me dead to rights just to last September. Bye, Bye Freedom Navy, his draft board reported.



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.1 Their Job Is An Important One I

The Inquiring .

ReporterQUESTION ftf


a::1 : Do you favor
Congress passing legislation

which will assure all eligible

! R. K. Sam nelson Aids War Effort By Noting service men and women -

whether they are in con-

Tireless Work On Multiple Duties tinental United States or

overseas, the right to cast ballots -
By Tom Quinn in this year's elections?

There is one man in the Assembly and Repair Departmentwho ANSWERS: : '

has done much toward the war effort. He is Mr R. K
PFC J. A. DULKA Marine
Samuelson an injector in engine overhaul shop 43. Mr Corps: "We should vote! If' service # < ) "'"

Samuelson was responsible for the recruiting of over 100 men are In this country or } \ "

men for the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve. Volunteer. Port_ Security overseas, they should be given i
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who are now serving In their rights. +
the armed services and standing I MERLE SNOW, AoM3c: "Hell,
watches In the cold and rain 12 Floridians Serving we're Americans, aren't we? No > \ "
hours each week In addition to matter where they are or what '
working on this Station.He has to be done about it, American : t \
has received from the Com- Navy To Get VoteIn service men and women should e .. ,
mandant a letter of commendation vote. .
with an endorsement by the DORIS ANDERSON, SpG)3c) : Edythe C. DUg and Adelaide II. Myers, Parachute Riggers Third
Assembly and Repair officer for 1944 Elections "Definitely. I've waited all my Class, are hanging a parachute up to dry in the loft at this Station.
the commendable work he did in life to be 21 and vote-and I was Whether used or not, all 'chutes must be inspected, dried, and repacked -
putting over the Pearl Harbor cash 21 last year. This year, above all at stated intervals to insure reliance upon their perfect per-
bond drive. As the results of his Here's good news for Floridians years, all eligible voters should formance. .
efforts and those of his co-workers here who were qualified voters vote in the presidential elections."

, who were the entertainers for this when they entered the armed ser- I. C H. MOORE, Cox: "I think What Does
drive, $33,619 was invested in war I vices: service men should have a chanceto Bogart Have
bonds and in addition to this Immediate You will have a right to cast i vote. They're fighting this war,
cash Investment over 600 ballot In all this year's elections i and should have at least as much
, civilian employees Increased their !' 'I voting rights as the civilians at That Betty Grable Hasn't
pavroll saving deductions. If present federal and state lawson home. The sailors I've fooled
It is also felt that aside from absentee voting are not changed around with-and I was at sea
these tangible results that the Secretary of State R. A. Gray for two years-want to vote. They Hedy LaMarr, Betty/Grable.
community cooperative spirit developed announced the only group of Flor- want to have something to say Ann Sothern, Joan Leslie, Ann
during this campaign in idians who will not be able to vote : about who's to be put into office." Sheridan and Lucille Ball have appeared -
the A and R and will go far to- on state and local issues is made JOHN CONWAY, S2c: "It defi- on the screen at the Main-
ward promoting teamwork so essential -: up of those who became 21 years nitely has its points. I think the side movie, but none of the oomph
to a complete war effort. old after they entered the service service men, who conscientiouslywant I girls has the nod over masculine
The A and R officer has added I and others who never have registered to vote and who would go Humphrey Bogart.If .

his expressions of appreciation for as voters.A I to the trouble of finding out what attendance records at the
a job well done to those of the I 1941 Florida law provides. the situation Is, should vote. Just theatre are yardstick
any by
commandant.Mr. I that registration of a voter priorto because a man is serving outside which to measure the
Samuelson Is also performing : entering the armed forces continues I the United States should not have the movie stars Bogart is No.1on
a duty to the civilian and Na- In effect while he is In ser- anything to do with his voting the Sailors' hit parade. Fea
vice, regardless of whether there "
val personnel as a notary publicfor rights. tured in Sahara which was shown
the state of Florida. His ser- has been a re-registration in his PFC. EDEN B. SECHRIST, Ma- here on a Wednesday night last
vices in this respect are without county.A rine Corps: "I dunno whether I QUESTIONS month, Bogart drew 3,739 to the
charge to those who require them, 1942 federal law for which have anything to say about it. Mainslde movie one day and the
thus eliminating the necessity for amendments now are pending In Leave it to someone who knows.I 1. Which of these Islands is in next day the picture pulled in 314-
anyone to take time off to have Congress, permits any member of don't want to say anything be- the Pacific war zone: Crete, Attu, customers at the Student Officers
this done. the armed forces to vote for such cause I dot\'t know whether we ?
Bougainville, Cyprus theatre. It's the all time high for
Mr. Samuelson deserves a lot of federal officers as Congressman, should have a right to vote or 2. Match these columns correctly. attendance at the Navy cinema
credit for his part In the war Senator and President whether he not."
The names In the second col- Station. Guadalcanal
effort has been registered In his home MARY E. PLUMMER, SpG)3c( ) : Diary Is second.
umn are connected with the songsin
state or not. "Why, yes, I'm in favor of It.
A basketball team, sponsored by A 1943 state law, enacted to They should make it possible for the first column: The Movie ScheduleThe
Aid Dan Emmettb.
a. Lang Syne
the Civilian Employees Association supplement the federal statute, everyone In uniform to vote aboarda Dixie Robert Burns picture program this week
for eCivil Service Employees, permits any registered Florida Station or wherever they are, be- is studded with brand new shows
Sweet & Low Fosterd.
has been organized by the Assembly voter In the armed services to cast cause the way it is now we can't c.. Beautiful Dreamer Stephen starring big name performers.
and Repair Department for an absentee ballot on all local, be definitely assured of a vote un- Here's the schedule:
the entire Station. All interested state and federal candidates and less we are at home." Tennyson Tomorrow "Women of the
players are urged to contact Mr. issues In the party primaries as LOUIS SMITH S2c: "You're 3. True or false. An officer salutes Town", Claire Trevor. Albert Dek-
Catrette phone number 734, or Mr. well as the general election. asking me a silly question. Let an enlisted man first when ker and Henry Hull.Sunday"Miracle. .
Pardue, phone number 759. Attorney General Tom Watsonof me ask you a sensible one.. Give awarding him a decoration or of Morgan's
A golf club, to be known as the Florida has ruled that, on re- me one good reason why service citation. Creek", Betty Hutton Akim Tam-
Naval Air Golf Club, and ..spon quest, a full ballot( containing all men and women should not be as- 4. What National league base- iroff, Brian Donlevy and Eddie
sored by the Civilian Empi oyee's county, state and federal contests sured of a vote? Any service ball manager, who is still activeas Bracken.
Association for Civil Service Employees shall be sent to service men and voting law that will Involve red a player, ranks among the top Monday"All Baba and the 40
has been organized by the women. When It comes back, local tape and prevent a single service five home run sluggers of all Thieves" Jon Hall and Maria
Assembly and Repair Departmentfor canvassing boards must check man from casting his legal ballotis time? Montez.
the entire Station. All Interested their registration books to deter- not worth the paper it la. writ- 5. Chances are that the Mayorof Tuesday "Cry Havoc," Ann
golfers are urged to contact mine whether the soldier or sail ten on. That's why we should Washington D. C., will never Sothera and Margaret Sullavan.
I'. Mr. Field phone number 745 or or's votes for all offices-or Just have a uniform federal law, not a be invited to the White House for Wednesday-"Life Boat", Tallu-
Mr. Whiddon, phone number 735.Officers' the federal positions-shall be states mess." lunch. Why not? lah Bankhead and John Hodiak.
i<- counted.A DELINA MAHONEY SpT)3c) : 6. Robin Redbreast married a I Friday "Cross of Lorraine,"
shortage of time, however, the service men and wo- ladybird. The ladybird's name was Pierce Aumont.
Lounge To may prevent a great majority of men are winning this war and Jenny. Her last name Is the sameas -
Hold An House service men and women from voting should have something to say I the British equivalent of a
Open in the run-off party primary, about who's in the White House. WAVE. What is'her last name? Sailors And Marines

f First Open House of the Offi- which really is Florida's principal We should have & federal law to I 7. True or false. China was
cers' Lounge 3630 St. Johns Ave.. election because Democratic nom- govern service voting because formerly Cathay Russia was formerly Tied In Brain ScrapWith
I, will be Saturday 22 January and I ination almost Invariably means we're under federal jurisdictionnow Muscovy, and Spain was the
score tied Sailors
election. and not under the states. I formerly Iberia.
23 There will be
Sunday January.
There are only three weeks between JOHN M. WILLIAMS. S2c: 8. Say you bought a cow anda and Marines resume rivalry tonight -
dancl refreshments, and
.. games the first and second prima- "I'm In favor of it, but I don't II calf for $85, sailor! The cow at 8:30 in WMBR's "Lucky
This organization is In the na- ries. That doesn't give much time I. believe it is constitutional. It may costs $55 more than the calf. How Brain" radio brain battle
a of a USO for officers, and for votes to be counted and canvassed I interfere with states' rights. It much did you pay for the calf? The Marines won last week's
ill render the same services to and for new ballots to be I would be too lengthy a processto 9. Hold your hat Mac, here's a battle of brains and tied the com-
officers as the USO to enlisted constitutional in time The highest deck ex- petition one win apiece. Tonight
printed, sent to servicemen overseas make It salty one. up
j\ men. or In remote parts of the nation -I for the coming elections." tending from stem to stern is call ARM3c Ben Holmes will
Anyone Interested in obtaining and returned to be counted DAVID R. FLORIE. Jr., A.S.: ed the main deck. True or false. head the Sailor team while Pvt.
Additional information may call again in the run-off. I "I'd like to vote. We have as 10. What .Is the smallest bird Herbert Johnson will general the
Mrs. Milam, telephone 26866. The However, service personnel stationed much right to vote as civilians. known: a canary, ostrich, robin, Marines.
telephone number at the Officers' I in Florida will have timeto What are we fighting for?" hummingbird or an eagle? Taking part as last week's vic- t
Lounge is 29366. get their ballots counted. G. H. SELLIG, Sic: "Why all (ANSWERS PRINTED ON torious Marine team were Casimir ?
-i! I The poll tax was abolished as a the fuss about us voting? Everyone PAGE 8.) Rusiecki of New York City. Rob-
I prerequisite to voting in Floridain knows we should vote and that eit Freyer also of New York and
; I 1939. the large majority of the enlisted ::i!. Russel D. Lashbrook of Detroit
Here's Where men would probably vote for the Unit Mail Officers Mich. The defeated sailors included
same candidate. Maybe that's Pete O'Carroll of Long Island New
Your $ GoesWhat Ferrell Tops Grads why they're trying to make: a national Given Instructions York Reed Lutes of Charlotte, N.
issue of it." "AH Unit Mall Officers are directed C. and Al Scali of Youngstown,
doe the money you Invest With 3.39 AverageTo CARL S. MONTALTO Am3c: : to reread Station Memoran- Ohio.
in War Itoiuls buy "There should be a uniform law dum 101-42. Administrative of 3 The broadcast originates in the
llere'n jest a partial an'er. W. F. Ferrell Jr., Sic, went for service voting. I figure we're July 1942 and comply with the instructions Naval Air Technical Training
the honor of the
"mibniittad, by SK, James!' E, I topping fighting for our country and we contained therein," according Center Auditorium.
Hague, Marine Corps combat class of graduates from the Naval should know what should be done to a recent announcementin -":: :
correspondent" Air Gunners School, with a mark for our country, and be able to the Plan of the Day. "They are '' "
A !Marine artillery unit fired of 3.39. Other high grades wereas vote for what we think is right. also directed to bring again to the Put The Bite On You 1
3.1.000 rounds of ammunition follows: ALFRED AXMAN AM3c: "I'm attention of their mail orderlies
during the first month of the Earl C. Bicks AMMSc. 3.38; not interested in politics, but I am that no negative information (Not WASHINGTON, D. C.-Navy ry
battle of nou ttlnvtllf'. That D. D. Conachen Sic 3.36; P. E. I interested In voting." in Mail Unit) shall be placed on dentist Lieut. Comdr. Frank E. 1
moans UK howitzers dumped Coom Jr.. Sic 3.35; C. L. Bandy, I JOHN NELSON ROBERTS, the front of icnvelope.. The Jeffreys has developed a new tech :i
about 425,000 pounds of high AMM3c H. B. Crlng. Sic, and EM2c: "I think that since all service front of the envelope shall be reserved nique by which a service man's 53
explosive on the Japs, with a Leo "B" Crump.Jr.. AMM3c. 3.32; I men are American citizens, for positive informationonly name and other relative data maybe ;r
total ammunition expenditure II. T. Wingate AMM3c, 3.30; D. I they should be granted the same (Forwarding Addresses)," the Inscribed on the plate of his '
of about 5.10,000 pounds. A. SpInelU Jr., AMM3c 3.29; C. I voting rights as American civil- announcement concluded. I false teeth to aid in casualty i id n- ; .
And writes Hague, "There's S. Kckert Sic, and Howard V. tans. tificatlon. The data is typed on a ,
plenty more where that came Bate, S2c, 3:28; R. W. Conachen, A. A. DAVIS, HAte: "Absolutely them in the face. And telling sheet of light onion skin, and then,
from." AMM3c 3.27; R. W. Neidlinger, Why If they deny! service men them they can fight for their before the plate is completed,
Tokyo papers, please ('01)).." AMM3c, and D. R. Swift, AMM3c, overseas the right to vote It country but they can't raise their I transferred through the use. of a t
3.26. would be the same as slapping voice In Its affairs." carbon duplicator. (I' .
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Relations Office at no expense to the government. Copies;
are distributed free of charge to enlisted and other Navalpersonnel R\; Commander R. II. Marken, ChC USN
By ,
at the Naval Air Station, the auxiliary all ,
stations at Lee and Cecil .Fields and the Naval Air Gun-
ner's School. Distribution Is also made to the Headquarters The Real War Criminal 1
of the Naval Air Operational Training Commandand
the Naval Air Technical Training Center. ( Recently, three German officers were tried in a
r Kharkov court for atrocities committed on Russian
Rear Admiral Andrew C. McFall. USN
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training civilians. By their own confession they were found
guilty and then hanged in the city's public square.No .
Captal"- Arthur Gavin. USN. decent human being, after leading the testimonyof
Commandant these mass murders, ever again can see the ar-
Jacksonville Naval Air Station .
---.;-- rogant spirit of racial superiority 'without seeing ,
Captain John J. O'Malley (MC). USN. the very devil.
Commanding Officer The crimes committed by Germans against the
U. S. Naval Hospital
peoples they called inferior are the worst in all the

Captain Joseph B. Lynch A-VG). USNR. annals of barbaric bestiality. Wilhelm Langheld a
Commanding Officer. Gestapo captain, said Just before he went to the
Naval Air Technical Training Center r4\\ gallows, "Such as I am is the whole German army.

Commander Edward E. Dolecek. USN I do not want to lessen my blame. For the real
Commanding Officer answer for German atrocities in Russia you must
Naval Air Gunners School look to the German government. The German k.
ernment was able to suppress those noble gOt
Lieut. CoL Chester L. Gawne. USMC (Ret). /
Commanding Officer; teristics of the German nation and to educate .
Marine Barracks into the lowest passions."

Hans Ritz 24 years old, commander of a Storm
Ueut CoL William T Evans. USMC (Ret).
Commanding Officer Troop Company, testified "When Hitler came to
Marine Aviation Detachment power I was only 13. I was systematically subjected )
to the planned attention of the Hitlerite .
; system
Commander William H. Ashford. Jr.. USN 46ejS
Commanding Officer \4 under which the myth of the superiority of the
Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Green Cove Springs .. German race, that only the German nation should
rule the earth that other nations and races are
Commander William O. Burch USN
Commanding Officer lower and should be exterminated ." is taught to
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil Field 1teRi.utJ: German youth.

?jfXRAFFLETHE.wiNNER.GETs" .A SEAT_ON-THE eusf This wicked teaching bore fruit in burning hospitals
. The JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service ltNiTHE. Russian soldiers, in
materiaL Republication of credited: matter prohibitedwithout MORNING containing massacring of
permission of CNS. War Department. 205 E. prisoners, in thousands stripped naked and shot
2nd SL. N. Y. C. beside open trench grates, in machine-gunning of
children clinging to their parents and (crying, "Don't
Literary Scrapbook shoot us"
Navy Relief
Parentsand children, young men and maidens,

Fifteen days, 1 February to 15 February, a Poems By Or About Naval PersonnelThis ''I reputable, burned citizens, and and murdered people of for culture no other were wrong tortured -

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have been set aside as the period. in which than that they were Poles, Russians, Czechs or

officers and men of the Naval Service may My PrayerFor "Whittaker-You're "I Jews We-recite"inferior"these races.facts not to aggravate the emo-

make contributions to the Navy Relief So- MotherWhen Restricted!111 tions or horror and anger, already stirred almost
beyond control of reason and respect for law, but
ciety. No quotas have been established and the storm of the night la I awoke one morning from a very I because they show in awful form the results of

no large scale publicity campaign will be con- passing, sound slumber, nurturing one of the most devilish of modern sins
And the sad days are passing too, When I noticed our I*. O. takingmy namely, cruel intolerance based on the myth of
ducted in order to encourage donations. There is someone I always thinkof number! racial superiority.

However, there are very few, if any, who In a "night before Voice," that The Allied powers have decreed that everyone
And that someone Is always you. wasn't too strongI known to have engaged ,in mass tortures and wiur-
the worthiness of the Navy Relief -
: dispute \ asked him, "Dear Sir Is ders shall be brought to trial and, if proven guilty,
o organization. For if you have been for- When the world has turned to something wrong fit executed. But that is not enough The conscience
doubt me, But when he looked, I knew I was destroying sin that bred these crimes must be rooted
tunate enough not to need its service, you There is someone always true. con\lcted out of the thinking of men everywhere. Once and

doubtless know of some friend or acquaintance No matter what th' sin or penalty, Then he whispered gently, for all, civilized man must give up the degrading

who financial embarrass- My hope Is always you.Vhen \\hlttaker, jou're restricted." idea that there are peoples, whether black, brown,
was I asked him if he was going to yellow, or white, which are inherently inferior, and
ment by a non-interest bearing loan which all wars are over, keep, others tchich are inherently superior. To hold that

he received from the Navy Relief Society.We And my brothers all are free, My slime on the black list cause there t is a single people which by the fact of race
There is always one great lover he found me asleep has no right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of
could mention hundreds of cases right Who is! waiting home for me. He answered!' me, sajlng-"Sleep- happiness" is blasphemy against God and num.

here this station where wives and familiesof Ing late Is I alright, The newspapers report that 40,000 saw the execution -
on And if a war should take my life, But last evening you forgot to of the Nazi criminals "with great satisfaction
marines and bluejackets were able to The enemy laugh in scorn, kiss me goodnight! and applause". They were the people whose relatives -
meet unexpected demands due to the kind- In rest I'll know she's waiting, So my friends, the moral of my and friends and neighbors were the victims of
ness and cooperation of Navy Relief. Many And in glad sorrow she will mourn. story the inhumanities for which the condemned men were
withstand the adjust- Is, "How to live a life of peace hung.
able to
were Not glad for the fact of giving me, and glory, There is reassurance that the sense of law and
ment period, when the family allowance was No, that could never be, OR, (and by now I'm sure, you order persist over the passions of war in the fact
first instituted nearly two years ago, be- But knowing in her heart that I know) that the Germans were given legal trial and were
cause they received enough money from helped all mankind be free. Remember to kiss the cheek of sentenced under the penalties fixed by law. There
Relief to meet household jour nearest 1*. O.nllgewatf'r .!" was no attemPt at lynching, no cruel punishment,
Navy necessary This is my prayer before I sleep Snodkoggen, no interference with orderly legal procedure. It is
expenses. In many small, yet important ways, I know there is no other Alias ,\\IIITTAKEK.: S2c. hoped that the precedent set in Kharkov will be
Navy Relief has been a great solace and aid And forever in my heart I'll keep In Tally-Ho. followed in future dealings with war criminals.

to the men who are privileged to wear the This, my prayer for Mother. a i*

Naval uniform and has made them feel that SEAMAN:
KEITH EARLE SHELLEY Ode To A Far-Away I Divine Services iij I

their personal welfare has not been for- Ensign ___
Because most of us have had some sort of Little Dolls In DungareesLittle Here Is the sum of our days spent I Protestant 073-lIoly('hap"l Communion: 1'lultln Road and Birmingham Aesuee

contact, direct or indirect, with the excel- dolls in dungarees together. 09lO-l'ralnlng Ofi30-Reoiult Divine Center service.Divine service.

lent work being done by Navy Relief, we Hiding now your pretty knees, Days that were laugh filled and I O! lO- unday School (small chapel).
1l5-f.ener l
should make every effort to contribute some No silk skirts or fancy frills careless and free. 1R45-Vt'lPt'r len Divine 1Ct'. service. .

amount, no matter how small, to its worth- Pretty hats on perfumed Ills. Days helter that skelter., we prodjically flung I Catholic OLIO-Mass.'hapel: Mustia Road sad Blrmla&la.m Aft

while Its fine accomplishments are 0700-Mass.
purpose. Now jou're here and so are we Days that keep coining back 08.10-Mass.
too well-known to list here in detail. For Looking outward to the sea nightly to me. I 09JO -Mass.

there is no argument about whether we You're in hangars and ship's store' 1100-Mass. I)
to'ar.. First there's the match flap Inl- Vrlrnre Centre: Moitln Read and Blrmlm
should make some donation or not to Navy We're prepared to go tialed In blue Avenue.1100-Small

Relief. All of us know that we should, if we In the wind and howling rain, A letter, a picture-your orders small Jnllilt t'"nlt'chapel: Mush Road aid BlrmlB h m A".o
can afford it. at home would remain too- C'hap"lI.
you 17-Sabbath(' service
It is up to each one of us alone whether a Comes a call and off you go The ones that you asked me to 2OOI .- abbath service Friday)).

contribution to Navy Relief will fit into our You as Waves your duty know. keep darlin'"just In jou're case"Gosh scattered all MI 1000--Devotions evotions ((Sunday Saturday) Cecil Field.

budget plans or not. But it is very likely Off you trudge with inward curse over the place!

that except in a few isolated cases few will Then you smile, It could be From -
find it a severe hardship to do all they can worse, A sheet from jour flightbook, and Other Papers J

to keep Navy Relief in business. Oh, we know, you try to please, on it the score
Little dolls In dungarees.ANONYMOUS.. Of that game of gin rummy we
Remember, thus far you may have had no played on the floorA Navy Better

need of Navy Relief. But there have been ": stub from our tickets to "This "G-I life isn't what Its cracked up to be." !Is the
thousands that have. And who knows what Is The Army" opinion that John Gulbransen. Ptr 2s and Bill

the future holds for youVe wish you the This Child Would Your wings that you gave me the Thompson, EM2c both Pasco! bluejackets, brought

best of luck, of course, but if you should be Like To Find Cat night we went balmy. back with them after spending a week at an Army
camp near Tacoma
in need know where to turn. Navy Your beer in the Wash.
you pantry, your "The
Has five the argU-
anybody seen )kitty? No, we days we spent there clinched
Relief, of course. Certainly, a small contribution don't mean a member of the fair on the rack. ment for us," opined the Pasco artists "give usjft

is not too much to ask for your future sex but we're speaking of a grey All bound seem to to come assure back. me, jou're Navy life anytime."-SKY-WRITER, Pasco, V\JJ|

security in the event that any hard Persian cat with large green eyes These are treasures -
my my pearls
which belongs to "Kit" Carson,
luck come your way. of great price.Come .
may daughter of Comclr. II. R. Carson, Fighting Squadron 21!
So, mates, how about digging in? It home soon-redeem them, a .
'doesn't have to be very much and there Jr."Kit's" pet has been missing for kiss would be-"nice." -which A member of the famous "Fighting Squadron
-TilE knocked down 38 trays
isn't anything compulsory about it. Just let a week and she'd like to find some -- "BM ERIL-WEED.-M over the South Pacific 68 has Jap: airplanes come aboard In NAS

own mind and heart be the judge and trace of it. Anyone knowing the Is Chief formerly of
your LIuich.He William Gee,
whereabouts of the cat should War
Buy, Buy Bonds
you know that you can't help but contribute. contact her at quarters "N N" or Or Worth, Texas and a navy regular with seven

Lots of people are counting on you. telephone 8136. Bye, Bye Freedom : inson years,of Kansas service to his credit., -I HABIT: NAS' Hutch>Ic..i


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JAX AIR| NEWS pago Five I

INVASION Upsy Daisy! :T.;';' !l

(Thin was written to Robert C. I\ey, MuMM2r: by his brother, _" ."'...,... ,. ,,;p.w ""
Clyde, who participated In the Invasion of Sicily Hubert is stationed IZ;;';' 't. '
here at the Station Boathouse) d
S !: ( kingL I

TVas a nite in LaGillette that we finally got the news )

We were shoving off at dawning for a confidential cruiseIt ,

was for a grand invasion of an island 'cross the sea 1 .

And in darkness we'd approach her, the isle of Sicily. 1 --- J: <' 0" ,. -- C....
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:And as we rounded Malta on our ships"two thousand strong

:As far as human eye.could see great formations sped along By STEVE KALAGIAN, Y2c 4

Then darkness was upon us blotting out all sight and sound
It seems like the fate of the serviceman, present and
'Till about three in the morning Navy guns began to pound. future, is the chief topic of discussion these days in the

halls of Congress. A measure recently approved by the
.'" :And then in answer to them, coastal batteries would roar House Military Affairs Committee wants to give all returning -!

'r!'. Then our bombs rained. down upon them as our planes began servicemen a flat mustering out pay of $300. The

"' .. to score Senate plan calls from $100 to $500, depending on the length
,. Thus the battle still continued 'till the early hours of dawn A of service and where the service was. Other bills ,are on the

But with daylite things were quieter and our foe at last verge of being introduced.The .
withdrawn. r other bone of contention seems to be the discoveryof I

a method by which soldiers, sailors and marines all over

Then we approached the shore with caution seeing few shells 5 I the world can vote in the next presidential election. As you

falling short ,'' '_:' .. 'jOt'.,1<,< .. JO 'remember, President Roosevelt
.t < spoke in favor'of letting servicemen Jpin them from time to time. It
Ready to unload our army guns and tanks for their support, Jane Hale makes her screen I'I vote. A few congressmen don'tseem sure looks like the climax in this

But with nite again came danger, they would sure retaliate debut in "Broadway Rhythm" in to be so eager. war is being reached.At .

Keep an eye out for their bombers and a prayer against their the Can-Can costume she is shownin Let's hope that after all the arguing -
ha teeAfraid above. Jane was a dancer at and wrangling has been appropriately the risk of being accused of
the age of six, retired for school, disposed of, a sensible advertising, we are going to tell
became assistant dancer directorat conclusion will be reached in both you that Cohen Brothers is offer
? Sure we were afraid but we stuck there with the M-G-M, then the movie cam- cases. While no man in uniform ing one free portrait picture to all
flak spotted her and here she is. servicemen. There's no catch except
eras expects to be treated as a con-
Better to take it in the face than get it in the back quering hero when ne returns one. You have to mail the

They dropped some flares, a murmur 'rose, they tagged us home, he Is counting on getting finished job to your mother.
Sailor Who Writes better treatment than his father
now we're it did back in 1918. S\IOKIES-Some; of jour communities
Another: said, aw pipe it down, don't holler 'till you're hit. may be holding elections
Verse Descendantof In the little bus shanty across soon :Might be a good idea to
from the Fairfax Theatre Sunday find out and send for jour absentee

The planes came on, dropped one, two, three, each coming Percy ShelleyThe night was enacted a drama of life. ballot You can still
Seated with his friend
girl was a
closer still vote you know, even It you are in
long, gangling looking sailor who the .
author of the poem, "This, Navy
:We opened up, drove them away but they came: back for the My Prayer For Mother," (which was having a great time trying to
kill appears in the Literary Scrap- put his relationship with his com- OVERHEARD-Whatever It is
They flew head on, dropped one and two, we all sent up a book" on opposite page) is Sea- panion on a more intimate basis we're agin It, unless!' its or free .
Keith than it obviously was. His voice If you got extra change left,
man Earle Shelley, a direct any
prayer could be heard almost a block you know where to put it .in
descendant of the celebrated
:And sprayed the skies with shot and shell 'till it seemed a 19th century English poet, Percy away as he unwound his rather War Bonds The Fourth War
great nitemare. B. Shelley. undeveloped line. Through it all Loan Drive started yesterday .
the girl maintained the same ex- There's nothing with some
Born on a farm in Indiana, Sea- wrong
pression-absolute boredom But of these who seem to be In a
man Shelley traveled all over the guys
I guess we must have scared them off, no more was seen or world with his when last seen, the sailor was still daze lately They've just been
heard parents before trying. married recently The St.
But we can still be thankful that they never dropped a third settling down in John's Shipbuilding company in '
Fla It HIT OF THE WEEK-A Span- Jacksonville got a plug on the Phil
The whole nite long went on like this 'till daylite finally came
ish cockrell the ladderof
.a "k was there that running up Baker "Take It Or Leave It" Program
And we were all worn out and tired of playing this war game. he decided to the Administration Annex after -t Sunday night Also!' on
v< .; enlist in the his master, a Chief Petty Of- the same program Baker got a
Then another day unloading ammunition, food and such Navy. ficer. S sailor a date with :Marlene! Diet
[While the snipers hugged their rifles and land mines blew Keith started rich when she made the statement
writing when he This time we pay a tribute to during an Interview that she only
up the dust }" was still a.. kid Seaman McCarty, of the Postof/ice went out with !servicemen for the
: Thus our nerves were worn and ragged and our tempers in knee pants While looking at some huge pieces duration The sailor, got V>4
growing short i and has contin- of beef with his' shipmate' Wag- with which to take Marlene out,
:When humorist would whisper what would give ued ever since. ner, in the Mess Hall, McCarty expressed was HO flabbergasted he couldn't;
some you I
Keith Shelley He isn't parti- the opinion that they were talk And why not he'll probably -
for just a quart? tell his aboutit
cularly anxiousto so heavy that the average person grandchildren
commercialize on his writing, couldn't lift them. Wagner immediately after all, as Shakespearesaid
Then some bird would holler hang him, throw his carcass in he says, "unless there is any sort retaliated that he could "\\'hat'" In a Name?" Ans-'
the drink of public demand for my stuff." Being from Brooklyn, McCartytook wer plenty SMOKING
His latest which is dedi- the He LAMP'S OUT.
Then we'd talk of fairest maidens and of home begin to think piece up challenge offeredto
cated to his mother was the resultof bet Wagner five dollars that he
God in Heaven hear our prayers will this torture never a loneliness he felt for her one couldn't. BreezesSalty

cease? night in the barracks."I I Wagner accepted Then prepar- (
Must we on this burden while our casualties increase? couldn't sleep, no matter howI ing himself for the big ordeal he
carry tried," Seaman Shelley declared I got into position. He huffed and h-e Humor From
But alas, down deep within us we realize it's worth the fight "so I got up and scribbledthe I puffed but of no avail He couldn't Here And There
Knowing well our cause is justice and we battle for the right. thoughts that were on my even budge the meat. McCarty

-CLYDE 1VEY, BMlc. mind." gnnningly accepted the five dollar Struck
travels have taken bills held another and
Shelley's by shipmate I
C. P. 0.: "Where did you get
him all over Europe, including then returned one of them to Wag- that black '"
Send Them In England, the land of his ancestors ner."Here's I Boot : "I eye went toI dance and
He in the British M
was cap- your five dollars c-
was struck by the beauty of the
ital in 1939 when the Nazi Blitz Carty smiled.<1 knew you couldn'tdo "
II you have any original poems on hand, why don't you send themto was just gaining momentum. He it anyway" I place. _
"Literary Scrapbook They will be judged, of course, on their was traveling alone at that time, Smart Guy"Fnqut'nt
merits before being printed, but as you can well guess, our standards I so he caught a boat for Australiaand STOLEN-This gag is lifted water drinking," said
aren't quite the same as the Saturday Evening Post, American, Colliers then returned to the United from Bob Hope in his picture, the advertising sergeant, "prevents.
or even Esquire.' So if any of those magazines have turned down States. He joined the Navy in "Let's Face It." becoming<< stiff In the joints."
your littlj masterpiece, try us. We don't positively promise publication. September, 1943. When a buddy asked Bob why "Yeah," replied the rookie, "but;
But the chances are a lot better. ---'-iiiI "
he couldn't neck with
a girl on some joints don't serve water.
Those of you who like to write short stories or articks hate a placeIn Mirror Aid On Open Sea his first date, he replied:
our plans, too. Just send in your script by mail or bring {it up in WASHINGTON (CNS) The "I can't neck with a girl beforeI On His NeckC.
person. 1/ it has any merit to it at all, we will give you the satisfaction Navy has come up with a new get acquainted with her. Whatdo P. O : "What has 24 feet,
of seeing it in print Of course, we reserve the right of determining device to aid shipwreck survivorson you think I am-a sailor?" green eyes, and a pink body with
whether any piece Is suited for our publication or not But if any a life raft. It's a mirror, with purple stripes"
of you literary bluejackets, marines or WAVES have written something : a cross cut out of the center, Lots of the old timers are miss- Boot: "I don't know What '"
which you think' t! pretty good, let us take a look at it. After I which, when sighted on the sun ing these days. Most of them have C. P. 0: "I don't know either
till, some of the most famous writers got their start in little service I will attract the attention of approaching been transferred to parts unknownand but you'd better pick it off your
'. papers, just like this one, in the last war. planes. many more are expected to neckVEAH \"

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Six JAX AIR NEWS 20 January, 1944

't,\ Action Aplenty As A and R and Marines Trip Vp Cecil Field and O and G '

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THE keen competition which}1 ? \

is now being shown in the.

Commandant's Cup basketbal I k c &

and bowling is traceable t<) r .. \u

the fine work of Lieut. Comdr

Lawrence Haskell, physical 1 .
a ri
training officer, Lieut. Hobbs x. tM

Adams, sports director of the

program, and a staff of hardworking ta
: assistants.

Problems almost unsurmountable -

seemed to come up when the r :r
department began Its "intramural
sports program" last spring. But I II I

going on the theory, supported by i Ii :
the Navy, that all should partici

pate in athletics physical training
went ahead and now has the interest a'
of practically all units on
the station.
Recruit" Center leads In a close
race for the Cup with fifty and
five-sixth points. Two entriesare I '
tied, Assembly and Repair I :
and Seaman Guard with forty- I a ".* b l
three and one-third points. Final -
!standings will be determined

on the outcome of bowlingand Thursday is Jam packed with basketball in the main station auditorium where Commandant's Cup games are run off during the day and
basketball, the "sports, now the main station open tournament contests are staged in the evening. In the photo to the left. Bob Baylayle Cecil Field center flips one
In progress," and possibly speed- to the basket while several A and R players await the rebound. L. to r. are Pete Helewski AMM2c, Walt Woodbury AM2c both of A and up
ball and volleyball. When softball R. Ensign Trice, Cecil, Phil Miller AMM3c. and Bill Ramsey AMM 2c, of A and R. Pictured at the right Is a mid-air fight for the ball
season rolls around again, with Red Richardson Ordnance and Gunnery, dark jersey apparently taking it away from Pvt. Mondelli, left and PFC Andy Cullen, right,
a year of competition will have of the Marine Barracks quintet. Paul Ferko, left, and Joe Shields, are the two 0 and G players waiting to help. Winners were A and R
ended. 23 to 22 and Marine Barracks 22 to 16.
"....!.one. rs .In.. s p orts thus far have

been;; Recruit Assembly Seaman Center Guard and ,,Repair qualification touch, football softball -- Who Are All-Time Want a 50 Yard Line Only 2 Teams Remain Undefeated As

pair Guard swimming, Recruit, tied; and in Center Assembly Navy and ball.and Seaman Re- Home Run LeadersOf Seat Bob Odell For,Yale-Penn 1943 PennsylvaniaAll ? Cagers Battle For Commandant's CupAs

Hundreds of men have
reached by the program. In the Both Leagues? other American Penn stars half bark be and the Commandant's Cup basketball race grows hotter,
present sports bowling and basketball the Quakers! 1912 may victoryover only two teams, Docks and Ferries in the American league
400 liy Camp Newspaper Service
approximately 9
are competing.Most Memories, like cigar butts, are Yale by departments') or and Gunnery in the Student Officer league, remain undefeated -
active units on the !station short. Of all the headlines you unlt desiring to have a private ,
Recruit Center.A showing of the film. A and R fell the
have been read today, you'll remember onlya by wayside last
and K, Seaman Guard, Ships couple tomorrow. And that The game Is pictured on four week In the National league and STANDINGS
Store' Ashore, VM: 0 and G, works In sports, too. If you don't reels! of 16 millimeter film. Requests VPB2 (2) was toppled from the American League
lluathouse, T4, T 1, VP1VJ (2)), believe it, try a few of these ques- should be made to the undefeated in the officer's league \'
Hocks Ferries" Hospital! VPB2 tions on your glockenspiel. Welfare office at Ext. 498.Here's this week by the Recruit Center, Docks Ferries 6 0 1Fn)
Personnel VO-VCS, 29 to 23. Hospital 6 I .sI iti
(1), VTB. 1. Everybody knows that Babe Seaman Guard 5 3 .6:5
Marine Barracks Dispensary" Ruth hit more home runs duringhis In the enlisted men's leagues, hlp's Store I 1 .r ,10
T :.1, Cooks and Bakers, fire. Department career than any other ball A Minute Hospital continued to improve Boat House 3 4 .42'J
Center 2 :3
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Storekeepers, Main player. But do you know who was with a 47 to 36 triumph over the Main Galley 1 2 .:Jt.1:
Galley and VF Squadron. the next best home run man to the Sketch On Recruit Center. McDougall's 22 T-t 2 !5 .25.5
Babe? Judge points were high for the winners VM 1 :I ")
Fire Department ..Oh
Many of the fliers who have a) Lou Gehrig. b) Ty Cobb, c) and O'Queen's 11 markers paced 0 3 )
played on NAS teams are now Jimmy Foxx d) Hack Wilson. Kenesaw LandisJUDGE the losers. National IAI1KufllW
doing their share in the battles of 2. Experts say that this season's Marine Barracks edged out a I Assembly It Repair 5 1 Srt3
war. We'd like to credit them all. Notre Dame football team com- KENESAW MOUNTAIN 22 to 16 win over 0 and G with dnant'l'-Gunnl'ry 1 .tIs)
but once they leave here, it's only pares favorably with the great LANDIS He is supreme czar Andy Cullen's 10 points leading 1lrlnt": arracka 6: 9 ,:or
of baseball. A former ;
occasionally that we hear about elevens coached by the late Knute lawyer, he was named for Chicago a Civil the attack. Richardson had 11 VI'I12 eu 4 2 .r l 6
some one we know. Rockne. Can you remember the for 0 and G. The Marines also Tarmacs 3 :I JOO
1st Lt. Tom Mann, center on the date of the last Rockne-led unde- War battle in which his father, a 1 defeated Parachute Loft 25 to 10. VPB'l: ((2) 1 5 ..10;
1911-12 basketball team, has at feated Irish Team ? physician was wounded. From Seaman Guard another strong T-I vo-ves 0 8 .01)1)
0 4 ."01)
least five Jap planes to his credit al) 1930: b) 1924 c) 1932 )d 1776 1905 when he was appointed until entry, whipped VM 29 to 13 as Personnel 0 I ,000
possibly more. Ensign! Ike Kep- 3. Big Bill Tllden won the U. S. 1922, when he resigned after Parsons connected for seven points Student Officers League
ford. former Northwestern half- Lawn tennis championship seven shouting down a move to impeachhim and Coleman of VM got six. W L P't.
back who trained at Cecil Field times. Do you know the name of for pointed comments from VF squadron slipped a mickey Gunnery 7 0 1.1))
the bench on bank clerks salaries, VI'IJl: tl) 3 :I (0)
last got four Zeros in one
year the present national singles to the Tarmacs in the manner ofa V r4VPB2 ::1.1,1
day.If champion? he was one of the most publicizedmen 34 to 25 thumping. Sodden had (2)) 1 3 ..mo
you know the combat records a) Frank Parker, b) Ted Schro- on the federal bench.In 8 points for the Tarmacs while vo-ves. 0 4 .IMS( )
of any of our other former eder, c) Joe Hunt, d) Helen Wills 1907 he summoned the senior Kaiser has 15 for VF. : 0 1 ,000)
NAS filer-athlete, we'd be gladto Moody. Rockefeller Into court to testifyin Boathouse an in-and-outer, beat Officers lAalUf'W
hear about them. 4. In 1920, George Sister of the a railroad rebate case fined T4, 33 to 27 with Riffle running VPn2 ((2) 5 1 L t't-t..8:1.1:
-- v.st(- ---- St. Louis Browns batted .420 the Standard Oil of Indiana the maxi- up 10 points to T4 Spafford's 12. I\t'l"rult Center 4 1 ..HOvCS \)O
Mrs. Henry :Mcl.emore, wifeof highest average in the history of mum $20,000 on each of 1.126 Seaman Guard trimmed Ships ()?- 3 1 .750
Pvt. Henry MrLernore, well the American League. What bat- counts the (which was reversed by Store 45 to 21. Horning was high A & n (A) :l :3 2 :4is)
known columnist and sportswriter ting champion had the, lowest Supreme Court and hence for Seaman Guard with 18 points I Operations 1 :2 .3:1.1:
before his entrance Into I never paid), and two days later i rd"an 1 3 ..2"IC
average in history? and Norman for Ships Store with I onunnery .
the Army, is on the station doing al) Joe DIMagglo. b) Al Simmons fined a hard-workine" farmer two 12. Seaman Guard also bumpedthe supply Pu is -Works g i .1111111.pp: o
cents for
a series' of articles. c) Elmer Flick di) Lefty Gomez. violating a federal livestock Main Galley 36 to 17. Weiner
She reports that P,t. Me- 0. Joe Louis won the world's law. In November 1920 in had 10 points for the Guardsmen. from Supply Commissary 3d to
Lemon- is now in quarantine at heavyweight championship from the aftermath of the "Black Sox"scandal Ships Store drubbed the Fire 16. William's 18 points and Cnrter' -
Camp Wheeler, Ga., where a James J. Braddock. Who did Brad- sioner of, he baseball.became He high is 77 commis- Department 25 to 8 behind the effective 14 gave the winners their
member of his turnedup years
company dock lick for the ?
crown shooting of Lantz who got scoring punch. Johnson's 12
with the measles I at i Max Schmeling, b) Max 12 markers. points paced Supply.
Paul Armstro"-; and Herman Eaer. c) Max Factor, d) Maxine The Tarmacs snapped back Into Recruit Center came through
Elliot. Pensacola Slates winning ways with a 39 to 27 victory with a 29 to 23 win over VPB2 ((2)
Schaefer, high scoring forwardsof
the Great Lakes basketball Answers over VO-VCS. Soden hit for as Iverson hit for 15 poinW. Car-

team which has won fourteen of 1. Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs 4 College GamesThe 18 VM points.in a super effort slapped the diss VPB. got eight. .
Its first sixteen games have been In his career. Jimmy Foxx fin- I Boathouse 39 to 36. Mobley's 14 In student officers competition,
teammates for 16 years. ished second with 500. Third In Pensacola Naval Air Sta- points and Aleody's 12 were determining Gunnery with DeSanto find Eur-
Their careers parallel each oth- home run productivity was Lou tion basketball team has scheduled factors. Scaggs had 11 chel totaling,: 10 points apiece rode
er through grade school Fort Gehrig and fourth Mel Ott. Hack games with two outstanding college tar the Boathouse.T over VO-VCS 54 to 24. schell had
Wayne's Central high school, In- Wilson holds the National League quintets for games on the ran up 51 points In beating 13 tallies for the losers.
diana university and in professional record for one season. He hit 56 Station. Louisiana State movesIn VM 51 to 23. Cropper was high VF had a 39 to 9 triumph over
cage circles.In In 1930, four less than Ruth's all for two games on 21 and 22 single game scorer for the week VO-VCS With Wollverton getting
high school they won the time seasonal high, established in January and Tulane follows for a with 22 points. 20 points to I lead I in scoring.
Northeastern. Indiana conferencetitle 1927. I pair of contests and 5 February. I VPB2 (2) also scored 51 poihts -_ WA ---------
in 1936 and 1931. At Indiana 2. Knute Rockne's last undefeated I TIle Goslings' lineup includes: as the squadron rolled over T 1 Mike Gibbons Has Three O
they finished In the runner team was the last team he ever i Lt. (Jg Jim Bier former In- 51 to 21. Bishop's IS points took
up position In the Western' coached, the great 1930 eleven diana university All American scoring honors, ; in this ame. Sons In Marine CorpsMike
conference three straight years undefeated in 10 games. Rocknewas coach, and Lt. (Jg) Bob Etnlre, VF W6n Ever VPTpt-2){ 43= to 25 Gibbons, the famous phantom
-1939 through 1911-and won killed In an airplane crash Indiana forwards Aviation Ca- o
; I as Bigt a' came through with 17 of the ring, hss three ofhis
the National Collegiate Athleticaftfcoriatlon before the 1931 season began., det Bill Chipley, Clemson, center, points to pace the winners. Lipon five sons, Jim, Gene and Dan in
tournament' at Han- 3. Lt. Jg) Joe Hunt,is thq pres- and 2nd Lt. W. A. Bishop, Western had 10 for VPB.In I the :Marine Corps. Mike Is considered -
Mis City In 1840. ent mtlonal singles champion. lied I Illinois Teachers, and Don Henson, the officers league, A and R / one of the boxers
greatest -
BoUt are seaman first fir" and I !7:eated\., CooetKU:1rdtman. Jack former North.. Carolina frosh star, 'I improved its standing to two wins In History by old-time
aid in .the training ot recruits.T" I I ,'(1. Outlined !.. psgi. 'ieil. r guards. I i against three defeats by winning boxing experts.Page many

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20 January, 1944 JAX AIR NEWS Page Seven 'f

5 Basketball Games Slated Marine Risks Life To Get Tarawa Pictures -ItIf:c

J Today In Main Station.Gym Those who have seen motion i'"t

pictures of the Marine landing on '.'
Tarawa have marveled at them When Would
Five games are on the docket today in the main station comparing them more than favorably -

open basketball tournament with contests beginning at 1630 with the best action shots Many Navy men who formed -

and carrying through until 2130 on the auditorium court. taken since the conflict started. the crews of tnuisportawhich You Salute?

The tournament which la slated Here's a partial story of how they delivered the marines

to last into the spring la being were obtained. and soldiers to Tarawa know Do you know all the "answers"when

sponsored by the Welfare depart- Personnel Office After balancing himself, his what they mean when they aythey're it comes to saluting? Bu.
ment and brings together acme of camera, and 100 p unds of equip- fighting a global war. Pers recently published 20 questions *
the beat basketball combinea on ment on the engine hatch of a Some of these bluejackets have and answers on this subjectof
the station each Thursday. Navy Wears NAS CrownIn Marine landing craft racing in to taken part in the North African military courtesy, five of

t' personnel are invited to watch the the island of Tarawa, Marine Sicilian and Italian landings which questions are repeated here, _
T, giunea.". v Technical Sgt. Norman T. Hatch followed by the answers. '
!!!Opening night last week saw Fall Bowling (then a staff Sgt.) waded through Their ships were rushed halfway 1. Under what circumstances '
f., "" 400 of water around the world to pick
"fly* interesting contests In which yards bullet-ripped would an officer salute an enlisted
. r'" ; A"and R defeated Cecil Field In holding his camera over his head. up marine at their base and man first?
t'; overtime 23 to 22; Recruit Cen- By Don Rolll, C'Under While the technical Sgt. who carry them across the equatorto 2. When a naval officer of the

'. "tjriko'd, Seaman Guard 43 to 20 the skillful direction of resides at Presidential Gardens, the Gilberts.Gideons line encounters one of the follow-

,wth a last half splurge; Docks- Comdr. Eddie Mahan and his able Alexandria, Va., and who ta now ing, which salutes first and why,
rr assistant Lleut. Raymond Fors- In Washington, said afterwardsthat a. Staff officer of the same-
:-:0: GAMESTODAV berg the championship finals of Team To
"it was the longest walk of rank. b. Wave of the same
T4 versus Kecrult C.-nt.-r-1G30. the Welfare Department's Fall my life" his, tight-rope act resulted rank. c. Nurse of the same rank.
VPB2 ((2) versus! CNT-1730.VPIW Bowling League were successfully In a remarkable combat d. Army officer of correspondingrank.

(1) versus NATTC-1830.CVcll : concluded Friday night. pictorial record."Although Give TestamentsThe e. Wac of correspondingrank.
) t'leid'U"U" Seaman Personnel's bowling team, although I the f. Army nurse of corre-
Guard-1930.: weakened by the absenceof kept camera
International Gideon team sponding rank. g. Marine officerof
Hatch said
going, Technical Sgt. ,
Ioklo'errle"'enu.! A and It- some of Its better bowlersdue
corresponding rank. h. Marine
will testaments at
"I wanted to dive under water present new
2030. to press of duty and various! (female) of corresponding rank.
every few yards. I knew that my the Recruit services at the Protes-
reasons, won' the league championship tant 23 i. Coast Guard officer of the samerank.
.35 and the 5,000 chapel Sunday, January.The
colse from mm. equipment
Ferries won a game: and established Itself .
time Is 0830. j. Spar officer of the same-
VPB 2 ((2) 33 to 33; VPB 2 ((1) aa a strong contender in the feet of film I carried would be rank.
walloped Celestial Navigation Commandant's ruined If I let the water hit them."I A. E. Lewis, International Gld-
Cup bowling will the 3. U addressed by an officer
eons president, bring message
Training 43 to 14; and NATTC ran had been squatting on the
competition which began this does enlisted salute
of the morning. Other prom- an man : ((2)
over T4 49 to 26. week. This team averaged 855 engine hatch of ,our boat, but we I inent Gideon comprising the team at the beginning of the conversation

Outstanding Individual performers for five game. rammed Into a coral ridge and I are O. T. Goldsmith, International ? (b) at the end? (c) At both
in the of last week and John got the order to over the side.
games: Roberts' great 253 game go 'trustee; S. M. Sunden, Interna- beginning and end?
their point totals are: Chaplains and 606 set was the determining "My gear was so heavy it took tional vice president; Casper 4. When does a member of the

Iversen and Felder, Recruit Center I factor in sub- me more than 15 minutes to splashon Henning, International treasurer; guard NOT salute an officer?

16 and 13 points respectively, Wilson duing the re- into shore. Men were dropping and R. J. Holzwarth, who will 5. A lieutenant is walking witha
Seaman Guard, 12; Hambrick, all around, but I finally hit the conduct the singing. commander. They meet a lieu
Docks-Ferries 12; Ecklund and doutable Store- sand and dove for cover. I New testaments will be givenat tenant commander. Who salutes

Bittner, NATTC, 12 and 17 respectively keepers. Consis- ""'bUe lying near the three- the Recruit services and other first? Why?
Henderson VPB 2 ((1), tent Sonny foot sea-wall which afforded the morning services.
16 Richardson, Docks-Ferries 13,
; Berke had a only protection, I took a few "The Gideons are doing an out
Cecil Field 10. 1. When him
and Furr awarding decoration
i 198 shots. I was prone and the standing piece of work in the distribution -
---'+ angle was bad, but I plugged of new testaments or citation.
Comdt. Cup I + average and for 5 away until sand water, and flying among the armed forces," Comdr.R. 2. a. Staff. Line has precedence..
games a b. Unless she is staff, he salutes
debris the .
jammed camera."I R. Marken, senior chaplain,
248 game. John first, being a gentleman. As a gen
took the machine apart and said. "They have been known for
Bowling BeginsPins Perkins averaged tleman he may salute first, even
t 180 for two cleaned it while in a foxhole 20 years for their work in placing though she is staff.c. .
started falling in the Com- games. ChuckS feet behind the front lines, but in bibles in every hotel room" and in Nurse. She is staff (see
mandant's Cup competition Mon- Wilkes' "work- a few minutes heat had melted American institutions. above).

Jay when Recruit Center jumped ing ball" spill- the emulsion from my film. '=- d. Ashore Navy salutes first;
off to a lean' in the American Lea- Chi.f Rolli ed 172 pins for "After reloading the camera, I afloat, Army. This is an exchangeof

gue and Ordnance and Gunnery each of five games. Old reliable dug a hole and buried my remaining Careful PackingIs courtesy, rather than a regula
went ahead in the National Lea- George Griffis totaled 312 for two film to keep it cool LaterI tion.e. .

gue.Since games. Your writer was carried dug it up and used it as I neededit. As in (d) above.f. .
only three teams com- along by the Personnel boys' great I ." Necessary To Nurse.g. .
menced firing in each league, the bowling with an average of 144 Sgt. Obie Newcomb (then a Marine. Line has precedence

pace setters will be hard pressedto for the evening. I corporal ), 34, of Crestwood, New h. Marine, as in (g> above.
stay on top when other strong Runner-up T-4 averaged 815 York, was the still-photo cameraman Block Corrosion i. Simultaneously if both are
entries get underway this week. for four games. "Jarz" Jaraynskl of the Marine photographicunit line. In wartime the two servicesare
High single game in the Amer- hot 183. Stuck l. .
averaged a Ralph assigned to the landing at one.j.
ican League was turned in by captain, continued his fine bowling i Tarawa, and Sgt. Newcomb lost Experiment Successful In As in (b) above.

Boathousc with a mark of 804. averaging 173 for four games. track of Technical Sgt. Hatch sec- Saving Millions But Aid 3. If he is in formation, he does
O and G took honors in the Na-
Clarence Husk stuck close to his beach.
onds after hitting the not salute at all, but just comesto
tional League with 800. average getting 157. Hank Grisso "Our landing craft was stopped War Effort At Same Time attention.: If not in formation
Swain of VM had two
high had an off night and wound up dead in its tracks by a direct hit he salutes) at beginning and end
game set with 378 and W. II. BuzSTANDINGS with a 156 average. Kenneth 'I Sgt. Newcomb said. "Five men Corrosion of vital spare machine of conversation.
Fricke rounded out the quintet parts for combat and construction
killed before
were we 4. When engaged in the performance
with 144 for his fourgames. equipment has been reduced drasti-
American League a average shore, and the rest of us dove over of a duty which prevents
the U. S.
cally by Navy throughuse
Total the side in a hurry."I saluting.
Games Pirn The Storekeepers got off to a of preservatives and special I
Recruit Center 2 1527 bad start In their match with forgot my camera for the packing: techniques.It I :5 s Lieutenant commander. The
Bonthoute 2 1VMVM Personnel, but ranieback to first time in many years. It was is estimated that a saving in lieutenant cannot salute first as
Unit 2 135>7 imperative that we return the in- I he must wait the pleasure of
National win the second'game by 19 pinson excess of $10,000,000 annually is
League tense enemy fire, so I grabbed a his senior officer. Therefore the
Ordnance and Gunnery 2 156' a fine 839 total. They followed being made through this prevention -
,VI'B2 No. 2 2 1291 with 834 which was not rifle and burrowed in. I finally program, announced by Rear lieutenant commander, upon approaching
quite enough t8 win the oW crawled back to the smashed craft Admiral William Brent Young, renders the salute to
by had high score single game of game.' Storekeepers' three game and climbed into it. After prob- Supply Corps, U. S. Navy, Chief the commander. The commander
206 in the American loop while total" were Urreu Siherman ing around I found my camera of the Bureau of Supplies and Ac returns the salute, and the lieu
L. G. Achenback had high two 505; Joseph Judd, 493; James I. again and was soon back on the counts. More important is the tenant also salutes at the same
game set of 360 and a high single beach taking photos." time.
O'Dol1of'lI183 and Thomas Kin- intangible value of preventing possible -
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of 197 in the National. High '
nln132. TurbUHle averaged delay in operations caused
individual average goes to Swain, 158 In two garner and Ray r when vital parts arrive at the Salt spray also! accelerates rust
189, followed by L. G. Achenbach Sobio>'n* Ul had 108 for one theatre of operations in unusable formation. Delicate parts with
with 180. High team average is .
game. condition. close tolerances must be provided
held by 0 and G with 778. Instrument Shop's bid for the The danger of corrosion is accentuated complete protection from the time
Teams who will bowl this weekin championship was short-lived as in areas of high humid- they leave the factory until their

the American League are Cooks- they were eliminated in two At St, Vincent's Hospital. Jacksonville ity, notably in the South Pacific. installation in weapons of war.
Bakers, Fire Dept., Hospital! DocksFerries straight games by T4. Stellar anchorman : I
T 4, Seaman Guard, Ships Paul Moore averaged a AMM3o and Mrs. John Pollard a son.
Store and Storekeepers.In mighty 201. Likeable lead-off Johnny Richard born Friday. Jan. 7. Know Your Planes GunnersNOT
Ylc and Mrs. Worth Burkhard. a
the National League, kegling
man, Martin Hupka, clicked offa
daughter, Sarah Ann, born Friday
units to
ready begin rolling are
174 average. However, they Jan. T.
S VF, Tl, A and R, VPB2 ((1), Ma- faced the impossible situation of Lt and Mrs. William Lemos a son :
rine Barracks, Personnel, Dispensary William Edward, Jr, born Friday : ;
carrying the load for Chris Lake, Jan. 7.AMM2c.
and VO-VCS.
John Potfay and Otis Shahan who and Mrs. Lee Roy Gatllff. \
'', ',' -- -- could only average 134. Jr., a son Robert Ernest, born Friday

If' : Who Are All Time Home Paul Mooie's A and R Comman- Jan.Lt 7.and Mrs. Richard McDonald a

Run dant Cup team is undoubtedly one daughter born Friday, Jan. 7. I
_Leaders of Both Leagues of the strongest entries in the Musician 2c and Mrs. George Globen-

( C.. .aaetl lrm pace six: competition, due to his recognized sky Saturday.a daughter.Jan. 8. Jean Elizabeth, born

,,- 5Krarrie:in four sets last summer maple-smashing ability and the S2c and Mrs. Andrew. Adamski a I
"b ,',/::ft.: UForest Hills. wealth of good material daughter, Nora Jean, born Saturday. .
S Wi': i f i. Elmer Flick, of Cleveland Noteworthy for plenty of hot Jan. 8. I
ARMlc and Mrs. Ernest McDonald a
r.-\\y*.*"*'" von the American League batting game Iii VO-VCS led by Jim daughter Norma Jean, born Sunday,
"'rtitle in 1905 with a low mark of Delsamlro who bowled a 713 Jan. 9.Metalsmlth.

.306. He made 152 hits in 131 !series and 371 high game to establish daughter, Carolyn 2c and Diane Mrs.,Benjamin born Sun-a
games.. two new records in the Jan. 9.
:5. Plain James Braddock, box hUtory of uoK'tioued: Aid Station 4.1t2c and Mrs. Ho>"t Hardee, a son,
ings famed "Cinderella man," won 8re'M : James Edward: born Monday Jan. 1Q.
leagues. }'aul1: \ 269 AMM2c and Mrs John t'ederson. a
the heavyweight championship by was the previous high game. daughter, born ednesday Jan. 12.
outpointing\ Max Baer in New Boathouse! baa. a good team and POlc: and Mrs. Albert T Mezzo a
York in 1935.: The year before. a star in Jolty O'Donnel who son Jan., Albert 12.Ensign. Francis born Wednesday.

Braddock was lowly preliminary last season established. a '79 and Mrs. Edward 11. Dlnke- I
fighter while Baer was winning record series only recently laker, a son Steven Edward born ..
the title from Primo Camera. eclipsed by IH-IoaUclfe. BiUie Wednesday. Jan. 12. .I
AM3c and Mrs. Harley Whltt. a .
--- ""*-- Hick and James Shearer of Marine ,daughter Shirley Kay, born \\edntsUajc. i '
It'e A Fait Barracks and Eddie: Crews Jan._12. AT No. 1! It's the U. & FIRE AT No. S l It's the German -

The Lucky Bag goes back to the of Docks and Ferries have the jj. Douglas C-54. a low-wing, four-' Dornier Do 17, a high-win/
old Navy for its origin. It wasa stuff to whip many of the leading Commercial BulletinFOR engine transport plane. The nose medium bomber powered by twin
locker or sea chest \vber all teams. I engines. :It is called the, "Flying
articles adrift were placed. Oncea As a prelude to the Command- SALE I' of the large, oval fuselage projects i Pencil" because of its extremely

month it was a seaman's privilege ant's Cup competition the Fall Five room. bungalow, located at 1213\ Jar ahead of the, engines. Both r narrow fuselage. The thick wings;
Murray1 Terrace srttluaol
<< to reclaim such articles as Bowling League: ably served its lirnvn Jacksonville St. between Caawt ,Av.., edges of the wings taper equally taper to rounded tips. Both edges
be had<< lost. The "lucky" part purpose and the bowlers are to be and Murray Dt'IT"o btUioonus. to rounded tips. The edges of the of the taihplane taper to square
meant that he was lucky If he got congratulated on the fine sportsmanship living room,< dining icwtn.ctim tailplane are also equally taperedand tips and it has twin fins and rud

back what he had; been carles I and fair judgment they -bath.)Un lY New U 1>M2.Nbl IXmn r. ARFle v bhtg.I 5V, it has a single fin and rudder. ders.Corstesy .

,:. with. : exhibited.; Ext. MfO vf above address. I D xl.t, Mend &: Co.. publishers Aircraft Spotter by Lester Ott.
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Page Eight JAX AIR NEWS 20 January, 1944

DECEMBER WAR BOND SALES HelldiyerlsHell Something Doing Every Minute "J i f fP

SET NEW THIRTY DAY MARKTotal On Wings, Reports

Passes $57,021,654 For Month; Nearly 200 PerCent Naval Air ExpertThe

Gain Over 1942 Figure Is Seen
Helldiver, revealed as having
With a record monthly total of $37,021,634 in War Bonds recently engaged In its first

purchased in December, Navy personnel backed the attack battle test in the Pacific, carriesto .

during 1943 by purchasing $299,116, 307 in bonds, representing extreme range a bomb load of

nearly a 200 per cent gain over purchases in 1942. according travels devasting at a striking speed which power permitsit and

to a Navy Department announcement. to keep up with its fighter escorts -

The December record total was the Hellcat and Corsair. '

almost twice as large as the highest So says a United Press dispatch
monthly total, that of 30 million Quiz from Columbus, 0., quoting

dollars in September 1943. Capt. J. W. Brand, New In-
Of the December sales $15,156- ANSWERS sj>ector at the plant, who told

represented bond purchases by correspondents the Navy N "ab
civilian employees under the pay- (QUESTIONS solutely satisfied" with the new

roll savings plan; $17.226,731 were PAGE 3.) di\ebomber.

allotment purchases by uniformed 1. Bougainville. Captain Brand said that as the ., w :4 4

personnel of the Navy, Marine 2. A, Burns; B, Emmett; C, Hellcat was an improvement over : _
Corps and Coast Guard and $24.- Tennyson; D, Foster. the Wildcat in the fighter field, I Iso ..

637,954 were cash purchases by 3. True. the new Helldiver is an improvement '
both military and civilian person- 4. Mel Ott. o-.s tote Douglas dauntless )

Washington, D. C., has no in the dive bomber picture.The t
nel.Marine Corps activities led all mayor. new Helldiver the latest fighter .' t

naval activities in the bond program 6. WREN; Jenny Wren escort, and the Avenger torpedo

in December with 90.8 per 7. True. bomber, have nil moved up to a
cent of their civilian employes investing 8. Fifteen dollars; the cow costs perfectly coordinated carrierbasedteam

53.5 per cent of their pay- $70 and the calf $15, a total of : he said. '
roll. For the Navy as a whole $85. While detailed data are still restricted -

92:3) per cent of the civilian per- 9. True. the Navy is confident it
sonnel invested 25.1 per cent of the 10. Hummingbird. has the wot'Id's mnst powerful dive

total payroll in bonds. ': bomber with the longest range
The December total brought the greatest striking power and the -.
C. Marlin Is shown at her machine in the Radio Central Of.
grand total purchases since in au- deadliest armame-tt. It is a two- Mary
of the in place dive bomber with folding fice of the Operations Tower. As a Radioman Third Class, this Ger-

October 1941 to $406,391283m Up The Ladder wings, suitable for either land baseor mantown. Pennsylvania A VE holds an interesting and important
billet in Communications at the Station.
Highlights of 1943 were the carrier operatl ns.

Pearl Harbor Day bond sale on Advancements In RatingsAt The new plane, identified by
Dec. 7, of $23,029.161, largest one- Curtiss-Wright as the SB2C, takes Ship's Service Gives
day sales total in the history of MAS Jacksonville its name from a small bird, the Personnel A Warning
the Navy War Bond program; and dabchick, also known in some
the performance of over 90 percent parts of the country as the Hell- Continued from pare eae
The following are advancements In
of Navy civilian employes in ratings as Indicated effective 1- January diver, which is known for its RecognizedA married, of deceased Navy and

investing more than 10 per cent of 19-J4-: quickness in diving. The ease with Marine Corps personnel, and their
the total payroll in War Bonds. To ACO\ltAA-.1ames( M. Martin. which it was handled in barrel Commendation Ribbon (no
To ACMMAA)-Mark Roberson.. dependents.It's .
-': To SClc-Chailes R. Webster.To rolls, dives "peeling off" and medal involved) to be worn by
CKlc-Edward F. Gibson.To hedge hopping In the recent demonstration authorized personnel in the same a violation of Ship's Ser-

Oldest Naval Air To SpUUc CYAA( )--William Aaron Biennllse.Schneider put it on a par with a manner as prescribed for other vice regulations to befriend civilians .

To CPA\IAA-Wllliam: ( B. Greer. pursuit plane rather than the decoration or service ribbons, has by making unauthorized pur.
Station OLscrvcs To SPW)3c-Chalmus M. Hicks; powerful bomber it is. been authorized by AINav 11. chases for them. One of the most
Russell R. Macomber
They also designed the dive
To AEM3e-Walter Bishop.To "The Commendation Ribbon will common attempted iolations-
SPS)3c-Samuel( ) N. Collier. bomber just small enough in over take precedence next after that and one which Ship's Service officers -
Its 30th BirthdayPensacola To BKRJe-Rosen Evans. all dimensions with wings folded representing the Air Medal," it are warning against is
To SPI)3c( ) -Howard G. Voller to fit in pairs on the elevators
To :\IM3c-BenJamln F. Adair Marvin was pointed out. "All personnel of purchasing cigarettes for civilians.
Naval Air Station to- W. Childless. Albert P. Hardgrove. which lower the planes from the the Navy, Marine Corps and coastGuard Cigarettes sell for 13c a pack at
observed its 30th anniversary, Duane E Hoyt, William J. Knox. William carrier deck to the hangar deck. who have received an individual Ship's Service, but are priced at
day T. Maher' Raymond C. Swann.To The advantage in combat of being
but, according to the Associated MO\IM.1c-Da\ls: Burleson VictorJ. letter of commendation 18c a pack in civilian stores. It's
Press, the Naval Air Training Campo. Rudolph E. Dakos. Elmer able to launch a squadron of signed by the SecNav. the Com- explained the smokes are free of
Center is too busy turning out W. Ellison. John D. Loudon. Holden planes in one half the previoustime mander in Chief U. S. Fleet Com state tax and possession of these
W. Power. Warren A. Reinmuth, is easily visualized.
aviators to bother with celebra Charles L. Zarmlts.To mander in Chief U. S. Pacific cigarettes by an unauthorized
tions. Flc-Hunter D. Adams, Jr. Another innovation was to en- Fleet or the Commander in ChiefU. purchaser is in violation of the

The roll call of graduates of the Dwight T. Bontiacer. Collls F. Breldenl close the bomb load entirely within S. Atlantic Fleet for an act of laws of Florida and subject to
l John W. Bullard Forest D. Butler the belly of .the fuselage.Not heroism
service between .
Naval Air Station the or performed heavy penalties.The
Training John J. Butler Horace M. Byer Orva
that the Curtis
AP said, includes such names as C. Cox, Jr., Robert Crabtree Steve L. only but 6 December 1941 and this service man or woman who
Csomtos' Vernon A. Dave, Rudolph E.Derdem. engineers designed the bomber so date are hereby authorized to
Rear Adm. G. D. Murray, recently makes an attempt to make an unauthorized -
Thuiston O. Flowers John P.Fremert. that it could carry not only the "
wear the Commendation Ribbon.
chief of Naval air training for resale Is
appointed purchase
Allen C. Gammon. Galon D ,
large size bomb, but, whenever desirable
; Vice Adm. N. L. Bellinger, Ingram. Ernest C. Kauffman WilliamS It was further pointed out by in violation of Navy and Station
Knopf Michael A. Kreworuka. Roy two smaller bombs, each AINav 11 that "all personnel of
Atlantic and himself
Air Services
commander regulations lays or
; T. Lam. John }o'. Leopold, John P one half the weight of the big the above services who shall hereafter
Vice Adm. John H. Towers commander Meier, Kossle S, Mlzell Jack N. Mont. herself open to disciplinary action.
Pacific Air Forces; and Komery. Russell Penner, Mareno one.The receive such a letter of com- ,
ldEG. Helldiver also has folding -
Adm. William F. naval Pergeorelli, Roberts, Waltei a mendation signed by the Secretaryof
Halsey, F. San born. Leonard P. Sawjer. AlfredT. turtle back behind the seat the
Navy or one of the above
commander in the Southwest Pa Smith. Richard A. Snow Lloyd E of the radioman-gunner in the Veterans of Active
named Commanders in Chief
StevensMlllam M. Swan, Merle L are
cific.The first Naval Air Station had Thomas James TreRlllls. Stuart H. rear, and when he collapses it dur- authorized to wear the Commen- Combat Guests At
Wever. Harrv L. Wllche ter, James C. ing combat he attains excellent dation Ribbon provided such letter -
its beginning on January 20. 1914 Vvllllams. Robert E. Williams, CarrollJ. visibility plus a wider of Legion Luncheon
when the USS Mississippi dockedat Mllson.To range contains in the text such authorization -
the abandoned Yard at F3c-Willie R. McCain. Harold fire for his machine gun. signifying the desire of Continued from pat sae

Pensacola and unloaded Navy eight kite- F. McKinney John William D.Drew Nichols, William Combat experience has brought the {issuing officers to accord this covered, however and hopes to be
Otis Jr. Peacock
like seaplanes-total extent of the Jr., Robert I. Perez. Arnold S. Roberts other changes. Armor plate was privilege. A second and each suc- back on duty soon. Corporal J. W.
Navy's air Jr., Martin D. Taylor William Wade. added, 150 pounds of it, behind the ceeding authorization will be represented Thrash, of Mountville, Ga., was In
power. Clair C. Wagner' pilot and around the gunner. Self- by a three sixteenths the first wave of Marines to land
First from the station
flight was
To Sic (ARM)Brent W. Coughman fuel tanks
sealing and protected
made 2 Feb 1914 by Adm. Towers, Carl V. Nasca Robert L. Sutten. inch bronze star on the ribbon. at Guadalcanal. After spending
then a lieutenant, and Ens. God- To SPMlc( -Frank Edwards, Rod- fuel and oil lines were added. The "The Commendation Ribbon 21 months overseas, he received a
nev Wllll. flap mechanism was completely I shall be the
standard size of
Navy shrapnel wound and was sent backto
frey Chevalier, for whom Chevalier To
STlc-John M. Hardy, Samuel redesigned with the result that a..
Field at the main station is nam- W. Ha *ell, Aconite Jackson.To Service Ribbons one and three the States to recover.
CK.V-Andrew J. Holman.To I pilot could open or close the flaps eighth inches wide by one half
ed. The hop lasted 20 minutes. Regardless of the different the
of the newest Helldiver three
ARM2c: Donald M. Mitchell. Don
inch long of myrtle green with a
atres of war that these disabled
L. Hicks. '
as fast-a tremendous ad-
To AerM2c-Frieda M. Bornstein three sixteenths of an inch white World War II veterans have served -
William Caskey. Louise D. Trautweln. 'I. vantage.The stripe Inset one eighth inch from I l
Deputy Collector Of mechanism In, they have one thing verymuch 1I
To AOMB2C-Robert E. H>'nes. flap had not each edge."
To AMMI2c-James M. Hanley been as fully developed back In 4 Ti I in common. They don't like
Internal Revenue At To F2c-Paul T Allen. Arnold C the days Imrnl"dlatelf! followingPearl I to talk about their experiences and
Alvarez Willie B. Anderson, Eldrldee consider
BusinessThe everything they've done
T. Barrett. Walter F. Brooke Law- Harbor, when the first .
This Station TodayAt rence Casella Ray E. CleRC. Leon J. Helldiver cracked up In a terrific Naval Clothing Depot at as a part of their job. Corporal
Crow. William E. Emanuel Okev W. terminal dive. Thrash best expressed the sentiments .
Gadford J. C. Hague, Carl R. Llnder- velocity Brooklyn, N. Y., manufacturesmore .
the request of a number of "When we into beyond of the whole group when he
officers arrangements were made man. 500 miles go "speeds Chief En-- than 35,000 uniform gar- said, "Kill any Japs* I guess I";:;,
I an hour ments for enlisted Some "oW
for a Deputy Income Tax Collec- gineer Blaylock said then, "we're men dally. must have, but I didn't think about. .
6,000 civilians '
tor to address officers and men at Back Our Men In within the fringe of the unknown." are employed. counting how many." ;
the Auditorium (Mainside Recrea- I .
But with the new Helldiver, Cur- t
tion Building) from 1000 to 1200 Active Combat With
tiss-Wright engineers
apparently Top Physical Condition Mean
yesterday, 19 January, and the Fighting Dollars have conquered the unknown. May *, ::

Deputy Collector will address them Changes are yet to come. The
A Lot
there again today. 20 January Continued From Face OBis Columbus plant has a "modification When You're Sent Oversear'r; ... "
from 1000 to 1200. on the to be considered adequate until
prepara- building" where finished M'nip.
"I wish to God they" had been twice as tough In conditioning
tion and of income tax hand aboard has been
filing re
every pre- planes are held just long enoughto ."
turns. The Collector will sented the for regis-
Deputy opportunity
receive the latest dictated
'changes So writes a natal doctor who had once "crabbed and grigel"when
also be glad to answer questions tering an allotment and until all by experiences In combat.
was put through a rigorous physical fitness program
which any Naval personnel may hands who are able to participateare The best dive bomber in the
before being assigned I abroad. Why did a doctor need all that
desire to ask. doing so. world is still subject to improve conditioning.

ments conceived by the brave The story lot told in the January HuPers Information Bulletin

young men who fly them. The doctor found himself with the :Marine group which inarfNl *

PUP PRAYS FOR MASTER -'-i I \ iiiadalcanal, the story goes "Only men who" had been .

Auxiliary Naval Relief well conditioned and Were in good physical" shape could standup ,...

under the gruelling conditions which existed at the time of I (
O Lord of Humans, make my master faithful to his fellowmen as Society Names Officers the landing and the following days! ," he wrote

I ant to him. Grant that he may be devoted to his friends and Continued From Tare One "The tropical disease were rampant and those In poor l physical -

family as I am to him. :May he be. open faced and umleeeptlve! as lain's office Ensign Ola :M. Suggs, condition picked these! up more rapidly, necessitating evacuation ..
I am; may he he true to trust reposed! !in him as I am to his. WAVE is treasurer. All finan- in come case, out of the area C )

Give him a face cheerful like unto my wagging ail; give him a cial arrangements are cleared "A few men from time to time broke under the strain It was

spirit of gratitude like unto my licking tongue. Fill him with through that office. always those who were In poorer physical shape

patience like unto mine that awaits his footsteps' uncomplaininglyfor The senior chaplain, Comdr. R. "It finally came my turn to be evacuated and then It was thatI

hours; fill him with my watchfulness, my courage and my R. Marken, is Chairman of the wished I, personally, had been a tougher, better physically

readiness to sacrifice comfort or life. Relief Committee and the Execu- conditioned officer than I was To you officers and men

Keep him always :joung In heart and crowded with the spirit tive Secretary of the Auxiliary, who would better serve your country at home and on foreign

of }play even as I. Make (him as a man as I am a dog; make him and a great portion of his time is Roil, prepare yourselves" to he physically able to do sot. Ke-

worthy of me, his dog devoted to the business connected gardiess of hardships Involved, the end justifies the nteansl"!
WILL JUDV. with the Navy Relief Society.


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