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Title: Jax air news
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: April 6, 1944
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2, No. 3 6 April 1944


An Activity of the Naval Air Operational Training Command


U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION AND NAVAL AIR TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTER, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA



Eleven DecoratedFor Go To Church On Easter Sunday Traditional Easter



Gallantry In + S Services ObservedBy


Pacific War Area Naval PersonnelStation



Capt. Duckworth Presides Choir To Present

During Ceremonies Held Cantata Tomorrow NightAt

At Green Cove Field All-Saints ChapelThe

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During impressive inspec-
annual church celebrations
tion ceremonies Saturday commemorating the resurrectionof

morning: at the U. S. Naval I Jesus Christ are being observedat

Auxiliary Air Station, Green II II the Protestant-Catholic chapels

Cove Springs, Capt. Herbert I I aboard this Station today through
Sunday with the traditional
I religious -
K Duckworth chief of staff of the '
services and splendor that is
,
Naval Air Operational Training : I
Command, awarded medals and Special services have been ranged for naval personnel at both the PrOTestant and Oafholii Chapelsnext synonymous. with the Easter season -
citations to nine former Navy and Sundav At left is an exterior view of St Edward's Catholic Chapel while at the right is an interiors
Marine Corps combat pilots and > taken at All Saints Protestant Chapel on Easter Sunday of 1943 Both chapels are located at the cor- 'i Sailors and Marines won't be
two enlisted veterans of Pacificwaif ner of Birmingham Ave and Mustin Road. .dressed up in their Sunday-go-
meetin' suits and milady of the
are -- ---- ---
Recipients of the awards were WAVES won't be wearing a new
Marine Captains John F, Begertand Unit CitationIs Variety ShowIs "bunny" bonnet in this wartime
Henry II Bourgeois, who received Who Wears Easter Parade, but the spirit of
Gold Stars in lieu of second Easter is kept very much alive In
Air Medals; Marino Captains Ar- AwardedTo The Pants? Featured the Navy. Many men and womenIn
the service have wired orders for
thur R. Boag, James M. Nettles
Maurice Noonan and Robert L. \\11113111 O. Spillers\ would ,I flowers home to loved ones and
Rathbun, who were awarded Air ChiefFor probably like to know his wife's 'A* SmokerA the religious schedule here is com-
Medals and Lieut. Wilmer E formula for SIICCCHS.Kdlth I plete. Jacksonville Garden clubs

Rawie, USN, Lieut. John N. \Vest, I his bravery and service with 1'elrie Spillers, who entered variety program featuring are decorating the All-Saints and
USN and Lieut (jg) Julius A. the Marines at Guadalcanal, Don- I the Navy: on ;3 October, I Ii physical prowess feats is on tap the St. Edwards Chapels with
Achten, USN, who received Presi- ald Perk CPhM at the NATTC i 1911, Advanced! to the rate of I tomorrow night at the Victory timely floral displays in keeping
dential Unit Citations for service Dispensary, was recently awardeda yeoman: first clft-ss this week.'Meanwhile Smoker in the Mainside Auditorium with the Easter tradition.
aboard the USS Enterprise.' Presidential Unit Citation. The i : Kill Is u seaman The show starts at 2030. | In observation of the Easier
The honored enlisted t men were presentatiop was made by Capt.J. I second class.Seaman The entertainment has been ar- Season the Station's Protestant
Aviation Chief Machinist's Mate I B. Lynch, Commanding NATTC I I and Yeoman Sillier ranged by Al Berkowitz, director I Choir of 75 voices will present
Newman Lancaster and Aviation attached to the : John :Stainer's' cantata, "Ilie
Chief Peck was are both stationed! here. of the Seminole gym, and Fred ,
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Machinist's Mate 1'lrst Class I Marine Corps when the Leather- I Dorothy Koch Graves Is another i Shore of the Station Athletic De- Crucifixion, on Good Friday
U''alter II. 11 1111.., who also received necks hit the beach at Guadalcanalin Navy wife here who Is partment. Jimmy Murdock, well- evening at 1930. It is the most

: the Enterprise!' Unit'ita- the Solomons. He helped set up climbing up the rating ladder a known Jacksonville sports promoter pretentious program ever presented -
tion. a field hospital on the beach and' I couple notches uliead of her husband. will serve as master of ceremonies bj the holr, and It will
)Assisting Capt. Duckworth at later helped convert old plantation !. Dorothy was )promoted to I' and Buddy Balbo and his i I feature such soloists as Lt. harry -

the presentation ceremony was buildings near' Henderson Field storekeeper, first class, thisweek Jumpin' Jax will furnish the mu- Grej, tenor, Thomas Perkins,
Conidr. William H Ashford, Jr., .I into a hospital. The buildings, with while her luislmnd. Is Jimiti I SIC. (' bass, and Peggy Young, soprano.
commanding officer of the Green | tall coconut trees used as pillars )' Graves, ('O ""llln. I i I The Choir is under the directionof
Cove Springs auxiliary to the Jacksonville ; formerly were used as quarters by -- Numbers Sn the program include Frank :Mursteller, Sp\\lc.(
Naval Air Station. I airmen, Peck revealed. : 1 Comdr.
Jap R. R. Marken, Senior
1. An exhibition of one armed
an a brief address to the assembled Red Cross Drive Chaplain, will be in
i: Peck is high in his praise of the chinning by Shore. charge of the
,
of the station
personnel Protestant
Marines. "I have never seen any- 2. Marvel Burglund of the Sta- services while Lt. Jos-
Capt. Duckworth said: "In a way I, eph M. Sullivan
thing like the way those fellti-s Ends TomorrowThe tion will do a deep knee bend with senior Catholic
the medals and citations awarded I chaplain, will conduct
fought. They always seemed to be 250 pounds weight the Catholic
here today represent a small re- 'f Easter
I itching for a crack at the Japs, he Red Cross War Fund Campaign 3. Hand balancing and aerobatics rites.
turn for services these men have' asserted "The Japs never will be for civilian and naval per- : by Donald Rowe, a Berko- I! Holy Week services, which have
rendered against the Japs. The key able to beat men like that." witz pupil, and Robert Christian been observed this week, continue
to all these citations has been sonnel is in the home stretch and I
The quiet, unassuming chief was i and Shore of this Station. tonight. Communion services will
teamwork hopes are high that a late spurt feats': be held at the Protestant
stationed with the Marines at I 4. Berkowitz will perform Chapelat
Of the Gold Stars awarded, Capt American Samao in the South today and tomorrow will send the of strength. 1930 this evening. All Protes-
Begirt received his for
shooting Seas before his Pacific venture. At collection soaring to a new record I 5. Willie Cook Seminole Hotel, tant chaplains will assist in the
dawn two Zeros while in
a flightagainst ,
Samoa he servved in another unusual here harmonica specialist. services and the subject will be
a superior number of enemy "
field hospital-an old school eTomorrow I 6. Demonstration on the tramp- "Day of Fellowship.
planes 16 Sept., 1943 and for night is the deadline
leading a division of fighters on building. for the Red Cross drive. Contribu- I i olin by Dave Pearl of this Station The Easter Sunday program forthe
strafing missions which destroyed I I Chief Peck has been In the Navy tions can be made direct to Red and a novelty trampolm show by Protestant Chapel calls for
a total of four enemy barges on 1 for nearly six years and came to'' Cross headquarters on the Station Mike Pienkovvski, also of the sta- communion services at 7.30: Recruit
NATTC last August. I officers. tion. services at 8::30, NATTCenter
i or through unit '
--Continued- On raKe four I -- I 7. Joe Malin, concert accordion'artist. services at 9:30: General Divine
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'services at 10:45: and Vesper services
Marine Barracks Cop War Bond Pennant S. William Nolting and Malin, '' at 1830. Special Easter music

piano and accordion duet. will be provided for the General

... 9. Miss Nellie Debs singer. 'I Divine services and Chaplain Mar-
The Victory Smokers, which ken's subject will be "Easter in a
I were popular last summer, are being Warring World."
revived now and within a few Catholic Services
JtiJttTT11 weeks they will be staged out- j I I The Catholic Choir will sing high
: zj doors at Mason Field each Friday mass Sunday morning at 1100 to

i._ night. highlight the Easter services In
-- St. Edwards Chapel. The mass is
I from St. Anthony's "De Padua"
Vidi Aquam from the :Missa DreI ..

: Ambitious I vis Nicola Montani, and Benediction -
.1 of the Blessed Sacrament. (J

Embalmer Full schedule for the St. Ed- r
wards Chapel follows: '-1 1lodaj
F i I II
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-Mass and Holy Communion -
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tL Lawrence Vadnals S2c, of Bar- :! at 0700. After the Blessed
racks 3. brings us the true story of Sacrament will be placed in the
one of his Radio School classmates 1!I repository on the side altar. Evening
I who yearned to speed through his I I devotions will be held at
< apprenticeship as an embalmer. I i I 1930
i Alone in a small town funeral Frlda-GOOD FRIDAY) Mas
home one dreary rainy night, J. W. I of The Pre-Sanctified and adoration
r Knowles, of Class R-28 B, receiveda I of the Cross at 070''). Ser- t
hurry call to pick up the body of i I mon and Stations of the Cross at I
an unidentified man. Knowles'I 1' 1930sermon will bo preachedby

.. slammed down the phone, rushed I Ii Chaplain P. B. Pilliod.Satimluj .
_ i out to the hearse and sped to the '-0550 Blessing of the
,
scene. He found the crumpled bodyof Baptismal Font and Blessing of
1< ', a man lying in a gutter his I'| the Easter Water :Mass at OtfSO.
,'" clothing soaked from rain No one Sunday ( EASTER) Masses at
r > Jh knew who he was. Arriving back 0630, 0700, 0830, 0930, 1100 and .
'3s x at the funeral home, Knowles tugged I 1700. The 1100 :Mass will be a
.1f. and pulled the body up the High Mass.Confessions.
-- creaky: back stairs to the embalming
: ; =:: I are scheduled from
>> room. During his brief few I' 1630 to 1950 Wednesday, from 1630to
_ I.rt days as an apprentice he had 1930 and after devotions on Fri..
i yearned for a chance to demonstrate I day and on Saturday from 1630to
Members of the Marino IJatiacUstiff are shown displaying the Commandants Bond pennant ,. his skill and now this 2100. No confessions will be
tvhii h was presented:: to Marine Barracks last Saturday morning for having more than 90 per cent chance had miracuously come. A heard before or during Masses on
participation in the War Bond allotment program. Officers in the picture from left to right, are: Lt. ColK I good job would surely impress! his { Sunday because of the largo: uutuber -
W. Manwanng, Major J. Tyree Armstrong, Lt. Col. C L. Gawne Capt Kortright Church, Capt. Carl R. boss and lead him on to fame and of persons receiving Holy Com
imig: and let Lt. Willis R. Callaham. I Continued OB I4X Three 1 munion.













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l1ayport Auxiliary Station CommissionedThe 1
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"Hi-Ho Silver"--Jlir BumpersHere l 1 ;

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they come I ing left civilization far behind the
Those frenzied fugitives, those path now leads to a sink hole which
careless caravans of capricious II recent rains have filled with water.
canters, those walking advertise- Gingerly the lead horse puts his j
ments of a well known liniment hoof in, then another, assuring I
The Air Bumpers! This appropriatetitle himself there is no immediate danger -
has been appended to a groupof of it being a bottomless pit.
civilian horseback riders from However, this is a moot point, for
the Station who have braved un- as the horse proceeds, the water
told dangers by mounting these rises alarmingly until the rider's
"untrusty" steeds and dashing off I feet are either above the animal's s I J




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flag goes up I toP) when the : ...:
band plays the National Anthemas
the New Mayport Auxiliary Air is $;
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into being near May- t". c
Station comes
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port, highlighting a commissioning ..' ",: ,
ceremony which saw the unit being ; .
established as an important part of .8 <,
the Jacksonville Naval Air 'Sta- '

for a Joyful journey through the ears, or else the rider is stretched tion. Hereafter it will operate as .'I -1 H'j j1
wooded vales. Here you have a I prone on the horse's back. the Mayport Naval Auxiliary Air I j jI jI
collection of expert and experi- Just as it looks as If we are Station in conjunction with the H'v I
enced equestrians (whose most plunging Into a watery grave, Navy's Operational Training Com- I ,> ;
skillful member once drove a muleon the path turns abruptly upwardover mand's far-flung activities to pro- v;
a milk route) inviting all interested gnarled roots and boughs.An duce the finest aerial fighting men i!
persons to join their open space is at last encoun- in the world. i t
group.If tered and the horses take It easy Shown below are officers who I i
you have never before been In a nauseating' trot, while we played key roles in the commis-
clover to a horse than the front percolate In the saddle. The effect sioning ceremony at the Mayport '
seat of a Saturday afternoon is somewhat like riding a field last Saturday. Comdr. Rob- 1 1I 1i
Tom Mix movie-then this is riveter. One's extremity Is ert R. Johnson (left), executive of-
your meat. Here an opportunity spanked like a naughty child ficer of the Jacksonville Naval Air
await you to stow the gasbuggyfor caught with Jam on his face. Station, is pictured as he startedan I I
an evening and straddle a An hour or so later a tired but official inspection of the new 1
hay burner an opportunitywhich happy group file back into the auxiliary station. Near his side is j I
will astound, thrill, stimu- corral, hair flying and heads Lieut. Comdr. M. P. Merritt May-
late and cripple you with jour scratched but unbowed If there is port field commanding officer
first ride. A scant few medals one time in the life of a horse while Lieut. Comdr. Dorsey A. I,
are available for members who when he needs no prodding, it is Buckley, Mayport executive officer -
break: more than two legs and that last mile homeward. is in the background at right.MayportAuxiliary. -

two arms within three attempts.We Perhaps it is the extremely good ,

mount our stallions, streak- companions one finds on these
ing around the ring at a fast walk, jaunts that attracts us, or the call
warming the saddle, the horse, and of the open road, or maybe it's the ---...
that portion of our anatomies near- very reasonable price that appealsto Air Station Given N-S'
est the leather. There is much the our Scotch blood-but every
strain and excitement that would wek, off we go off in the cloudof "..
precede a bombing mission. It is a dust. (Off into the woods, or Official
BlessingComdr.
tense moment, and thenWE'REOFF off the horse take your choice). .
If horses are your weakness (we
Rider number one makes a wild mean riding, not playing) and you JohnsoQ PresidesAt
leap over a post hole which rider are feeling particularly weak- '
number two manages to land minded at the moment, call Polly Commissioning Held ,.:,,{ '''; .i-
squarely in the middle of, causingher I Vetter at 8258 and she'll give you : 7 .p
bandanna to fall rakishly over I the gruesome details. Until you'rea On Saturday MorningA
one eye. You hear a few squeals member of the AIR BUMPERS, 4e-
from the feminine species and the you'll never know what horseback new naval air establishment -
little band is off on the trail. Hav- riding can do to you-er, uh, FOR for this area was created -
you. Saturday as officials of I ;

I'ublic Works Dept .rw the Jacksonville Naval Air'i K

The Naval Air Station LodgeNo. Renfro Valley Folks Station and the Naval Air Operational I --- -- -'
696 American Federation of I Training Command gath- trict also located at Mayport.
Government Employees, will hold I Entertain Full House ered at the Mayport Auxiliary Air Located on the shores of the Atlantic I WAVES Will Help
its annual installation of Officers Sailors seem to like mountain Facility and saw that activity be- i
Thursday 13 April 1944, at the music, played by a real hill billy come, by official Navy decree, the directly east of Jacksonville, I
All members are urged to attend. band. Mayport Naval Auxiliary Air Sta- the Mayport Naval Auxiliary Air To Make Bandages
Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, I The Renfro Valley Folks, CBS Station has been steadily growing
South Side. Time 10:00: o'clock. radio troupe, packed a full housein tion.Comdr.. Robert It Johnson, executive since its inception in March, 1942. S
WAVES under
All members are urged to attend. the Mainside Auditorium last officer of this Station Commander Merritt, whose official on this Station, '
We are glad to welcome back Friday night. and holder of the Distinguished designation was changed from "of the sponsorship of the Naval Air '
Mrs. Bertha Spears. Mrs. Spears The hilarious hill billies enter- Flying Cross for heroic actionIn ficer in charge" to "commanding Station Red Cross unit, have organized
has been ill for the past two weeks tained the sailors with an hour of the battle of :Midway, commissioned officer" with Paturday'a commis-
and let's hope that she will be all barn dancing jive and a floor show, the station, after sioning, heads both the air and to make surgical dressings
right now. including appearances by Little which Lieut. Comdr. M. I*. Mer boat facilities there. The Mayport I! from 1900 to 2100 each Tuesday t
Miss Virginia Blum is moving to Ella and the Cow Creek girls. ritt, offlcer-ln-charge, read his station will continue to depend : evening in the Sunday School room
the beach. When it gets hot this orders placing him In charge of the Jacksonville Naval Air
swelter- upon near the chapels, it has been announced :
and all of
summer us are
the new station. Station's commandant for general .
It's A Small WorldKWAJALEIN
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the
ing. Virginia will be enjoying Comdr. Johnson, who acted for administrative policy and logistics
cool breeze. Hope she likes her ATOLL (CNS- Capt. Arthur Gavin, commandantof support. Mrs. Fred Gage: will be in chargeof
new home. Marines were in the process of this Station, with which the the which is sponsored by
The base at Mayport has facilities group
Warrant Officer A. F. Schlo- of
mopping up here when out a
station will be affiliatedas
mann arrived back this morning dugout ran a Jap yelling: "Don't Mayport then led an inspection to handle whole squadrons of Lt. (jg) Elizabeth Ballentlne Gody.
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an auxiliary,
from Miami after a ten-day leave. shoot. I've got a brother in Brook- I party which toured the planes at a time. All WAVES interested In assist-
lie is nice and brown and says lyn." station, inspecting both the com- Ordnance servicing of operational ing with that type of work are
that he had a wonderful time. plement of officers and men and training planes in the Jackson- urged to go to the Sunday School
Tony Martinez has been trans- ville area and rescue activities are room at the designated hours next:
Buy, Buy War Bond numerous crash boats which the
ferred from Mr. Don Woods officeto Or activity employs in rescuing air- the chief I.functions of the station. Tuesday evening
the Maintenance Section of Public Indicative of the
Bye, Bje Freedomare men forced down at sea in that success of the During the past month the Station -
'Works. We wish him the best Mayport rescue machine is the fact
unit under the chairmanshipof
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area.
of luck and hope he will enjoy his that more than 60 per cent of the
Others in the inspection party Mrs A. C. McFall, completed
only four out of first
new job. games airmen forced down in the
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One of our enlisted men, Alden place. Keep up the good work included Comdr.; J. P. Farnham, covered by the station owe theiri 2,750 surgical dressings while
Haskins has moved to Dewey Park. Toney. The high single game for officer-in-charge of administrationon i lives to its prompt,.efficient func- workers completed 564 hours of endeavor ..
They are at home to.their friendsat the week went to Steve Pajcic of the staff of Rear Admiral A. C. tioning. during the period. > ,' ...
3802-B Norman street. the Joiners, with 232. The Electri McFall chief of Naval Air Operational __ _
Public Works Bowling League cians with 2100 lead the way in Training; Comdr. John Executive! officer of the stationis Canal Zone. To date: in this war he ;
will finish the first half Friday pin fall for the week. The high Raby, superintendent of aviation Lieut. Comdr. Dorsey A. Buck- has seen active duty in the Con-
night April 7, 1914, with the Elec- 1 team single game for the weeK of training of the Jacksonville Naval ley. servation Division of the Navy Department I
trician leading by three games 730 went to the shectmetal workers Air Station; and Comdr. M. R. During World War 1 Commander in Washington, as offic- (
The surprise of the league is Cant. I So far we have been having Sanders, commanding officer of Merritt, a native Foetonian, er-In-charge of the Student Offic 1
Toney Waites shcetmetal five who good games. So let's more of us the U. S. Naval Section Base, an served In the Navy as n pilot at the I crs' Green Cove Springs Auxiliary
have left the second division and come out and bowl. activity of the Sixth Naval Dle- Coco Solo air bate in the Panama Air Station, and at Mayport. c













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Aleutian Crewmen Signs Of Spring : Sun Is Smiling, Birds Singing I



.i Tanned Themselves And Station Laundry Must Wash Tons Of "Whites""In I


Using Sun LampsFlying I
the spring a young man's "+ J
fancy lightly turns to thoughts of J 2
through continuous fog, love," wrote Poet Alfred Lord
rain and cold to search for enemy but all the
Tennyson, balmy, warm
subs, to accompany our task forces weather brings to Sailor Charles
and to strafe enemy installations Phillip Posner's mind now is a
kt., in the mist-shrouded Aleutians, picture of a pile of dirty laundryas
was the task of Alrcrewman
ft' Navy high as a house.
r' Haig Barsamian, aviation machln-
smiles Florida'
When Old Sol on
." ist's mate of Lawrence, Mass.. .......
In springtime, Posner only frowns
.. from the Spring of 1942 until August I because there's nothing romantic 1 y w,
of last year and he enjoy-
about a baking tropical sun in .'
r'"I I Ship's Service Laundry-where the S.
came back with a pretty nice wearing of hot weather whites ,
'> tan," was the astounding state- I means thousands of extra poundsof \
-. ment of the 21-year-old aerial gun- clothes to wash weekly. f. r a
after the dark % r
ner first describing The time of the year when
dank days on northern patrol. He sailors stow away their warm
was not joking, either. It seems blues and don their cooler whites
that the boys had acquired a few
Is the rush season when the average -
sun lamps and when they returned laundry bunJle dumped
from those cloud-infolded Into here in
the bin jumps weIXhtIrofU'
flights, they would take a short 8I to And
l/i \1\i\ pound
relaxation: period in their "solar I the monthly laundry load mountsto

room" namely, a Quonset hut. the staggering total of 350,000 Over 3,000,000 pounds of dirty clothes are washed c lean in the Station Laundry yearly Charles Posner.
Barsamian saw plenty of action pounds. I I Cox, pictured at the left, is in charge of the huge modernly equipped plant. An Inside view of the Laundry
as a Navy patrol bomber aircrew- Entrusted with the full manage- : is shown above right.
;;:- \ man in the battles of Attu, Agattu ment of the city-sized Station --- -.------

i;' :,'- and"When Kiska the Islands.Navy forces moved Laundry with a monthly employing payroll 230 of persons some WAVE In ChargeOf Yard Dept. Second Medal Is

; In to bombard Kiska," Barsamian $15,000 is Posner, who has the
{ '7' relates, "we were flying overhead responsibility of an executive and
:" with photographers to record the the rate of a coxswain. Runninga Distribution News Awarded MarineAt
i.'! action. Battle observers flying Navy laundry is not all beer and
; .,r with us included high-ranking skittles, but it's just down Posner's
I pI : Navy Marine and Army officers. alley. Charlie had a laundry and Visits Station i' Irene VioletWickstrom, S2c is Inspection ,
"s Jap shore batteries threw up a dry cleaning plant in Washington; I the newest WAVE addition to the
f., heavy fire and we felt a strong D. C.. his home town, and before Lt (Jg) Dorothy Foster, USNR, Yard Dept. j The Purple Heart that Capt. Ar-
it: concussion when a PBY (patrol enlisting in USNR on 13 June, who is in charge of the distribu- Chief Massengllls, Police Force, thur 'Gavin pinned on 2nd Lieut.
):-..' I bomber) next to us was hit. We 1942, he owned the Charles Posner tion of all WAVE officers, chose received four new members. They I Gordon V. Hodde, USMC, at inspection
.jt'?, went over and strafed the batteries Naval Outfitters retail store on St this station last week for the firstof are Steve Bar 0 now ski i, BM2c; ceremonies last Saturday
:" with our .50 caliber guns as Johns avenue in Jacksonville. a series of field trips "to gaina I Francis M. Whitehart Cox; Ray- I was the second medal awarded him
r.' '. the photographers shot their picture Charlie manages the Laundry as concrete appreciation of what mond D. Oulette, Cox; and Nor- I for the hectic action he saw in e
r, ?. conscieutlously as if it were his WAVE officers are doing." man Zelieff, Cox. the air over Bougainville July 17
(.,?:'. "1 ue' weather was so cold we own business and he tries to give Escorted about the The Seaman Guard Volleyballteam lof last year.
station
by
',:" were all required to wear heavy I service to the sailors as quicklyas Lieut. Gladys Price, WAVES Ad- has finished its league sched- The first medal was the Distinguished -
; clothes," he continued, "but possible. That, however, is much ule with eight wins and two losses. Flying Cross, which he received -
ministrative Officer Lt.
(jg) Foster The Guards have
the guns operated okay. It was easier said than done a topnotch teamin several months ago for
visited most of the WAVE
t"flying of- Jim Horning, Jack Poe, Charles
good they did. "Our biggest problem is help,
I shooting down three of 20 attacking -
ficers at work, stating, "It is
Swain Eddie
: The Mass.wnuetts bluejacket explains Posner, "We employ 230 very Lyons, Clarence Zeros while escorting a
, :
interesting to see how they fit into Castles, Fred Parsons, Denver
persons (civilians) but absenteeism
bomber strike Kahili.
"' recalls one occasion! when the I on
the billets and how those billetsare Camden John Folio F. Ledock
r;:: Jap built some kind of a guard ; runs about 60 a day and still higher While destroying the three Zeros
related (if they ) to and Cary Lyda. I
are
pre-
when it rains or right after
.; shack on the bench at Kl*>ka. pay- Here is the Yard Lieutenant Hodde's own plane took
,j' They no sooner had it built when day. We try to wash a bundle a vious professional experience Departmenteditor's I a terrific beating from the remain-
week for man and It's Miss Foster's pre-Navy work included selection for an All-Yard
along came Rarsamian's bomber. every pretty ing Japs. His DFC citation describes -
hard with labor personnel direction forRich's Dept. basketball team: Forwards.
They went In and. strafed It, setting such a shortage. it in these words: "Al-
.... It on fire lie doesn't Know The Laundry handles work for Department Store, Atlanta, Wilson and Kaufman; Guards, though handicapped by severe dam-
whether the Jap had taken over- the Mainside, NATTCenter. NAAS Georgia, dealing with approximately Hampton'Cone. and Scaggs; Center, age to his plane and suffering from
tenancy or not. He doe know Green Cove Springs and NAAS 2700 employees. She holds an painful wounds in his leg and an-
that none<< came out. Cecil Field. It corresponds to a AB degree from Randolph Macon when he remembered that he kle, he flew the ship in for a safe
, "We think we might have got million dollar a year business in Woman's College, Lynchburg, Va? hadn't clipped the mouth. As he landing It is for these wounds
civilian life but its margin of profitis and an MA degree from New York that he
: a Jap sub one day, he added. pulled the lips together there wasa was awarded the Purple
,I. "Coming around a fog bank, we extremely low. Laundry for Naval University, in the field of Retail sharp peel of thunder, then dead Heart
: saw this sub riding on the surface. personnel is assessed at lOc a Personnel. She has been in the Bu- silence except for the rain, and- Lieutenant Hodde, n. naH-o ,"
I It was one of "the old-style Jap pound, compared to a charge of 25ca reau of Naval Personnel' since 5 i A LOW INDIAN-LIKE GRUNT Hollis, Long Island, is a former
", subs. We went to 2000 feet and. pound for the same work by a August, 1942. FROM THE "CORPSE"! There member of VMF-21J: iiyng uo..i
, dropped two bombs. The sub crash civilian plant. was also an odor of stale whiskey Guadalcanal. He enlisted in the
i dived. We radioed the base and "Another factor that gives the "favors." Two sailors came storm- strong enough even for Knowlesto Marine Corps October 25, 1940, received -
then circled it, dropping smoke sailors a break Is that we chargeon ing in wanting to know "wherein'ell detect as he fled down the stairs his flight training at Pensa-
, flares for markers. I didn't hear the weight of the bundle afterit is our laundry" An officer and Into the night. When the own- i cola and Miami won his wingsIn
any further report on It." Is finished. Commercial laundries dropped in to ask if it would be er of the funeral home arrived the September, 1942 and was com-
Asked what the biggest occasionin weigh the bundles when too much trouble to have all starch next day he discovered one of the missioned in July of last year. He
the Aleutians was Barsamian they comp In dirty and damp, left out of his clothes. A young town's habitual drunks noisily and his wife, the former Miss Anita
quickly answered, "Mail call." Mall I and they are heavier then," asserts fellow employed in the washing de- sleeping it off on the slab, but he I Spaine, also of Hollis make their
came in only once every two Posner. I partment came in to give his notice didn't find Knowles. temporary home in Jr.:kso: ile.
{i- months at the start but later, Navy I Assisting Posner are Elmer Nel- I ; he was going north to
air transport began dropping it in son, AMMGc: foreman of the wash- "Gawja" Another employee, a Decorated With Heart
every few days. He also thinks that Ing department, and Ray Bigley, woman, "resigned" to take another Purple
most of the crew will make good AMM3c; foreman of the pressing job in town. And several Bluejackets -
mountain climbers after the war department They work a 10 hour hauled in bundles which they
because hiking in the mountains day, six days a week-"including thought deserved priority, or perhaps -
". was one of their principal sources holidays" adds Bigley.Of "just for me"
of recreation up there course, there is more tothe "It would be a big help It
Barsamian is the son of Mr. operation of a laundry than just everyone would go by the first
and Mrs. Armen Barsamian of 60 pitching a batch of clothes in water come, first served system," I'os-
Amesbury Street, Lawrence, Mass., Briefly, here's what happensto nor said. "'1 lot of fellows want
and a graduate of Lawrence High. your laundry after you dumpit IM to put their clothes through
He enllstetd in the Navy in August, into the bins: first. And they all have the same C
1941. and attended aviation machinist The bundles are collected in lots excuse: they're shipping out or I
.s mate training schools at of 60 first. Then the 60 bundles are going on furlough. That many
Great Lakes, III, and Dearborn forwarded to the marking room for men couldn't be leaving It's just
I Mich., before going on combat laundry marks. The contents are the old 'drag1 they're trying to
duty separated by colors. Then to the pull, like In the chow line and
The young aerial gunner, vet- modern washing( machines where everywhere else where they can p.Q .
eran of 2100 hours of flight time, they are cleaned in special soaped get away with It. I admit It's
wears the silver wings of the water. The flat work, such as good work, Ifvjou can get It." Y
Navy alrcrewman along with his sheets, socks and underwear, are Another factor that slows down
Asiatic Pacific and .American put in driers and tumblers in orderto the'Laundry sometimes is Illegible
Theater of War compaign ribbons. return them to normal size. Uni- handwriting on the slips.
_._ forms and shirts go to the press- Posner who's :30 by the way
ing department. Like an assembly and has a wife and daughter, Don- I
Serviceman Can MarryBy line the finished 60 bundles emerge na, likes his job. Charlie, Bigley
clean and pressed but the work is and Nelson are three sailors who
Proxy; What Next? not completed yet. They are as- serve their country by doing somebody t

JERSEY CITY, N. J.-The New sorted so that each man gets back else's dirty work. -, ., /
his own belongings, then wrapped,
Jersey Senate passed a law allowing --
weighed, price tagged and dispatched -
Jersey servicemen to marry Ambitious
girls they left behind by proxy to the distribution points.
The measure was approved Minor repair work is done on uni- Cmbalmor:
forms, such as sewing on buttons id
Here's the '
it
unanimously. way I Continued from page ... p
works: or patching. igr .:i Mat, .
The serviceman's fiancee "We keep a record of all bundles fOltune 't _,
J i to her local bureau of vital applies I that are checked in the bins and The body lay there motionless, I ...u'- 4 "
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statistics for a license to marry all bundles that we send out to its features made more ghastly by I ., ,. : i j
by proxy. A form is mailed to the the distribution points," Posner explained the pale light beams. Knowles a ,; .'.' "'
soldier who signs it before his "That enables use to an- brave lad, began to weaken as he :
, commanding officer and chaplain, swer loss claims." wondered how a funeral home ... "
1+. 'w, _V and appoints a friend over 18 to The Laundry has Its headaches, could emit such eerie sounds at I -j..
be his stand-In at the wedding.He too. A reporter trying to get a night. Screwing up all his waning ,,,'
doesn't have to take a blood few facts on the Laundry from i courage Knowles rolled up his .jf+' ', ,
test. but his bride does. She fills Posner gets a hint of them. sleeves, grabbed a scalpel and be- Second Lieut Gordon V Hoe: VSMC, receives the Purple Heart
out a similar form, gets a marri During the course of a brief gan to double check the steps he'd from Capt Arthur Gavin commandant, at ceremonies<< held during personnel "'
age-by-proxy license frpm the local Interview in the Ship's Service watched his employer take while inspection on this Station last Saturday morning. The award
bureau. Then comes the wedding Laundry office, the phone rang incessantly embalming. lie was poised to make was made for wounds L.iut. Ho 1J? received while flying from Guadalcanal
ceremony. Most are requests for I the incision underneath the armpit, last year j

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The JAX AIR NEWS la published weekly at the U. S.
Naval Air Station. Jackson+lile. Florida by the Public -
Relations Office at no expense to the go\ernment. Copies
distributed fres-of charge to enlisted and other Naval:
1'ersonnel at the Naval Air Station the Naval Air Technical By COMMANDER R. R. MARKEN, (ChC), USN
Training Center the Headquarters of the Naval Air
Operational raining Command Naval Auxiliary Air Station i
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Green. Cove! Springs Naval Auxiliary Air-SlotIon His Last Week ,
Geed, Held Naval Air Gunners' School, the lI, S. Naval i
Hospital, and Naval Auxiliary Air Facilities Ma)port. "Jesus, therefore, six days )before the passovercame
to Bethany" Here in Bethany in the home of

Rear Admiral Andrew C. McFall. USN Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead, and the
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training sisters, Mary and Martha, He spent the night, Jesus 2

Captain Arthur GavIn USN. loved this brother and these two sisters. Here was a \
Commandant home where the preacher was always welcome. i fi
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Jacksonville Naval Air Station On Sunday (Palm Sunday) He entered the cityof
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Jerusalem. The city was stirred up. People were -
Captain Joseph B. A-VG), USNR.
Lynch
Commanding Officer asking, "What is this?" The answer came, "This is e
Naval Air Technical Training Center the Prophet Jesus of Nazareth." On Sunday he entered
the temple and looked about at all the things!,
Captain John Commanding J. O'Malley (MC). USN and at'eventlde He went to Bethany with the twelve 'I

U. S. Naval ? tlCommandf'l" ; Monday is known as a day of authority. He en- I
tend the temple and cast out them that sold and I
Edward E. Dolecek USN
Commanding Officer bought. He overthrew the money changers and exclaimed .
Naval Air Gunners' School it is written, "My house shall be a houso ;j
for all nations have made it
of prayer ; ye a den
Commander William II. shford, Jr., USN,
Commanding Officer, of robbers!"
Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Green Cove Sprints f 1 r 4 i 1w Here was a public example of righteous indigna
Commander Samuel G. Mitchell / l p A tion. On Sunday He beheld all things in the templeand 1

Commanding Officer I that night, reasoned on the things He saw, and !
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil Field on Monday He carried out His indignation and drove !

Llewt Col. Chester L. Gawne. USMC (Ret), them from the temple. On Monday night He lodged xi i
Commanding Officer, in Bethany. : !
Marine Barracks Tuesday His authority is challenged. Tuesday was :,:i

Lleut. Col. William T. Evans USMC (Ret). one of his busiest days during His last week. To go\ r1:.tJ
Commanding Officer into much detail would be impossible, due to space .
Marine Aviation DetachmentThe r '
allotted for this article. i

JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service Wednesday is known as the day of silence. There "I
material. Republication of credited matter prohibited is no record of the activities of that day. J.
without permission of CNS. War Department, 205 K42n4 1 .
St., N. Y. C. Thursday is known as the day of fellowship. It is i.
I believed that it was spent in the home of Mary,
the mother of John Mark At least we know that it
Sunday Is Easter I r. ----- was spent with the disciples. Thursday evening the;

a Eleven Decorated For RevueTo l last supper was instituted In the upper room. Hero
For the third time in three ;years Easter Gallantry In Pacific Area Comedy Jesus washed the feet of His disciples to teach them
I
that the Master is not above the humblest ,
comes to an America torn with the "blood, rontlnufJ heM page one one.
Thursday He speaks his farewell discourse.
sweat and tears" of its people. It was nearly 28 and 29 of Sept. He is a nativeof Play Here Friday is known as the day of suffering. The

three years ago that the Japanese militarists, Atchison, Kan., and a graduateof I early morning hours the trial is held. The cry,
using all their ruthless cunning and treach- the University of Texas. "Stop Look and Listen" ia the "Crucify Him" is heard everywhere and the marchto
the other Gold
Capt. Bourgeois, USO
ery, dropped bombs on American soil. Star winner, led a strafing raid will new be presented comedy at revue the which Main I Calvary's Hill is started. On the cross for six
that time much has to that hours, He speaks seven times and according to
Since happened destroyed seven enemy planeson Station auditorium on Thursday, Jewish
custom, our Lord is buried before sundown
dampen the gay spirit of all holidays. Mostof the ground in a daring thrust 13 April. The first of the new"Victory" and on
in
Friday placed Joseph's tomb, and it is sealed
the men are away from their homes fight- against base. "Without a heavily-defended regard for his own Jap rade in entertainment units it leads value the and pa- by the Roman guard placed there to guard the tomb

ing all over the world for the very principles safety," says his citation, "he led novelty and is primed with the and see that no one" steals the body, for He said, "I

which have made Easter possible in our his! division down to tree-top level kind of comedy that servicemen will come again
Christian world. Others though still in their and thoroughly strafed the tarket applaud.The Saturday is known as the day of sorrow and sl.
lence. In spite of the fact that He has said to Hit
native land will of necessity be from area. A resident of New Orleans show will be staged at NAT
away "Your
before the Marine disciples. sorrows will be turned into gladness'
their loved ones and only waiting for the he also Joining attended Louisiana Corps State, TCenter, at 1800 this and Tuesday 2000.and Wednesday and a little while you will not see me, that where I

day when they will be joining their comradesin University. go ye cannot come but afterwards." And thus, Jig
I Leading the cast is Jack Leon-
their fight against the pagan gangsterism Air Medal winner Capt. Boag, ard last week is over. Each of us, if we will study our
230-pound comedian and mas-
scriptures, can walk with Him each day during His
Aberdeen, Wash., a former Uni-
perpetuated upon a peaceful world. ter of ceremonies, who played in
last
week of
versity of Washington student, is ministry, can follow Him to Calvary,
There are many hopes in many hearts that credited with leading his division in most night of clubs the in principal America theatres well and can stand before His invisible tomb and approach

this Easter will be the last Easter at war. a strike on Kahili 9 Sept., 1943 in extended tours in England as, Ireland as Easter Morning, the greatest day and the greatest

There are prayers on the lips of anxious the face of intense anti-aircraft and Scotland. He has been fea- message for all mankind

mothers and troubled wives, and a grim determination fire, an dof teaming with another tured on tours with Eddie Duchin,
fighter to destroy a Zero. Five Jan Savitt, Russ Morgan Ina Ray [From Other Papers I
those of all in uniform
on men
days later he again led his divisionon Hutton, Sally Rand, Bert Wheeler
that this war will be the last war and that a strike against a Jap base on I I and many others.

they will strain themselves to the utmostto Bougainville, destroying several I Included among the many excit- The Captain SaysBy

bring it to a swift conclusion.But planes on the ground and setting : ing features is Carmen de Rivero .
fire to a small ship in the harbor your own choice you are in the finest organization
we know that the war may go on for On 1 Oct. he and three other fighters I Latin two different American dancer, who does in the world. You know that you can always .

another Easter after this, and perhaps even intercepted a force of 12 en- .''. -.- .routines-,, :JIo;-, ,of.,'. dances..- '. '. depend upon your shipmates for complete ".
emy dive bombers and 20 Zeros, I '; backing. See that they can also depend on you.
another. Yet during all the dark and dismal '
shooting down one Zero and disrupting -I [ Always wear your uniform proudly, be it dungarees
days that may lie ahead, every American can the enemy attack. 4' "< or dress blues, as you have every right to be

certainly give thanks that in his country his Capt. Nettles was! awarded hie t: proud of yourself individually and of your organ

people still go on, in the midst of "hell and Air Medal for intercepting a numerically ization and you may Justly claim a fair share in
fire" elsewhere observing the religious holi- superior force of enemy the achievements of the greatest Navy ever knownto
the world.-Captain Willis E. Cleaves in DAYTONA -
planes 21 Aug., 1913 and
days that have remained staunch and un- shooting down a Zero that was I DAUNTLESS. ...

yielding to all the chaotic upheavals of revo- on the tall of a friendly plane.A i --- ------ -

lutions and wars. graduate of the University of AMUSEMENT CALENDARNumber
Alabama, he regards Marion, La.
It is this faith in our Christian society, our ( after each show li playing! date at
trust in the God that we all revere and respect as his Noonan home town. Student Offlceri1 Auditorium i )
Capt. won his Air Medal
and our undying belief in the right- for teaming with another fighterto j FREE MOVIES

eousness of our cause that has kept the men destroy an enemy dive bomber Main Station Auditorium

of America fighting against all odds to preserve 21 Aug., 1943. Three days later, .J.'f ,- Today-"The Whistler," Richard Dix. Cartoon, Jf) .
the of life as they know it. while on patrol, his two-plane I : "Cocky Ilantom." Screen Magazine, No. 11(9)( ).
way flight was attacked by a formation I Carmen De Rhero Sunday"Cover Girl" (technicolor. ), Rita Way-
But this Easter will not mean much to our of 16 Zeros. Althought hope- ,,from the South. Each of her numbers worth, Gene Kelly, Le Bowman Mill Silvers, Jin:*
enemies. They have denounced God and all leanly outnumbered, he shot down is beautifully costumed, and Falkenburg, and the "('on'r Girls." Cartoon Mo\Ie-

the Christian principles for which he stands. one Zero and assisted in scattering the Latin American musical arrangements tone News. (10).
the remainder. A native of Eagle add! greatly to the ef- l\londay-"l'ou Can't Ruh in Love," Betty
Now let them reflect how quickly the forcesof
Grove, Iowa, he is a graduate of fect. Rhode, Johnny Johnston and his 20 Girl onfies'tin.
Christianity have rallied and are on the Notre Dame. I ((11).
march against them. Let them know on The Air Medal was awarded to will Following are the acts as they Tuesday-"Meet the People., Lucille Ball, Dick

:whose side the Lord, whom they have de- Capt. Rathbun for shooting downan Jack appear Leonard: -Master of cere<< Powell, Virginia O'Brien and Bert Lahr. ((12)).
nounced is fighting enemy plane 21 Aug., 1943, destroying monies. ".t'C1nt"l'oday-"FrllOCo Kl i" (re-i_ue), James Cajf-
a Zero 30 Aug. and par- Sara Macon-singer. ney, Margaret Lindsay, George E. Stone, Rlcanlo .'
ticipating in a flight which successfully George;; Terry Majo--Funologwts. Cortez flicker Flashback Mo\leton News. ((14)).
strafed and sank a Jap t NATTC

Uax Barber barge at Ballale, Bougainville on May Itlondell-comedy dan<,<<,r. Friday, 1800, 2000-"Lady, Let's Dance," DeMta,
R. L. Robinson, S2c, is the latest addition to our 2 Sept. Although his plane was Jack Leonard Act "Fun by James Kllfoon.Sunday .
staff in the Barber Shop. He came to us from Boot badly damaged in this last engage- the Ton." 1330, 1530, 1800, 2000-"My Dost Gal,"
Camp in Jacksonville. Mr. Robinson Is one of the ment, he brought it safely back.A Emerald SUU-r* -Hough Comedy Jane Withers Jimmy Lydon.
the Governor of Florida to serve as a memberof Santa Maria junior college MeUilta 1Ion.l'ianlst., and Dix, Gloria StuartThursday
the State Barber Board and Board of Barber examiners before Joining the Marines. Musical!' Conductor. 1800, 2000-"Cover Girl," Rita Hay-
three years ago and was serving in that capacity The five officers and men worth, Gene Kelly, Jinx Falkenhurg and the "Co>efGirls.
when he entered the service.-PEE VEE, awarded Presidential Unit Cita ." A technicolor musical that l 18 really top In
Lake City tions received them for serving ceremony was in progress 2nd names, beauty and talent.

C aboard the USS Enterprise from 7 Lieut. Gordon V. Hodde, USMC, Main Side 5\" ._
December, 1941 to 15 November, Hollis, L I., was presented the R\.turtlaY-Shlll' Dance _

Marines Take OverThe 1942, during which time the fa- Purple Heart by Capt. Arthur Ga- Thursday, April 13-"Stop, Look, Listen," USO
mous carrier in vin commandant
participated the at this
station. comedy re*'ne. May lS-"JoutifJ of Magic."
:Marine detachment at NAS took over the Battle of Midway, Santa Cruz, The award was for wounds received 4"USO:
guard duty at both the North and South Gates Wed- Guadalcanal and the Solomons and by Lieut. Hodde, who also I Today, 1800 NATTC
nesday at 1200, relieving civilian guards who had the raids on Wake, Marcus and holds the DFC, while he was fly Thursday 2000-USO Vaudeville! Show."
been on duty at the Rates for the "ait several Tokyo. ing a. vy fiRMer from Guadalcar comedy April 11-"Stop, Look, Listen,
revue
months.-THE BEAM, NAS, Corpus Christl. While the Green Cove Springs last ;year I.
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Some DK.IIion.!! .. ;!

"He asked me to marry him and +

.... S make him happy."
,

} :4\f'--"T'C\ ? "Which did.* you* decide* to dot*"..i I'

.- ; M'MV' Well!
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Magistrate: "What's your name
By STEVE
KALAGIAN. Y2c and occupation and what are you

;' Here is one of those stories with a mora). .. charged with?"
Prisoner: "My name is S|>arks.,
The unfortunate victim of this tale "
is
an Aviation Radioman p"", I'm an electrician and I'm charged
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on duty with one of the squadrons on the station. Recently ss: with battery."

he went home on leave, met his friends and relatives : Magistrate: "Put him In a dry

r and in general had good time. He cell."
a returned before his leave : i't. .
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expired and reported promptly back to his division. \ J' ,,' -., '",<,. 1
1 Two weeks passed and the whole < WillingHe

_! trip was by now just a memory away the entire meal. I\J\ '. '<;,. : "You should" see the altarin

: when he suddenly discovered that < -? ''\, > .: our church.
Fully satisfied
I and feeling as She: "Lead me to it." .
y" "
"
as far as the Navy was concernedhe mellow as could be, they called .' .'
was A. W. 0 I* He was bewildered the waitress and asked for their .. ., :, I
. How could it be ? How could check. The waitress smiled and +l Time Lost

r"' t'l be at his station and still be with a twinkle in her eye said, Two stuttering' blacksmiths had

I I -lIe mewhere else? "It's been taken care of ?" finished heating a pie of steel,
I and placed it on the a Mn7.
Then the realization witha
came "Taken care of? By whom?" the "Hhhhhhhhhhit itsaid the
first
sudden, sickening feeling HE
;
surprised WAVES wanted to know. to' his helper
FORGOTTEN TO CHECK
HAD
"I don't know a little old "Wwwwwwwwwwichcre the
IN AT THE O. O. D.'a OFFICE
"
man who was in here awhile other asked.
i his return. He had merely ago. I ,
upon
How grateful both Kamerer and : I "Oh, hhhhhhhell, we'll have * reported back to work with the f .
t Collins felt is best heat it again now!"
squadron expressed in the / .
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; Good Reason
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Chief Andrew Lawrence flagnonproved .
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to be a good auctioneer at "We thought this thing hap- wife at close "
the police barrack: last Wednes pened only in Horatio Alger stories Maur Lrz Paon, range.
"Then there
( must have been
day. He not only made money for ," she wrote, "but it really .j ,.r""I *;44. '. I powder on his face."

the Welfare Fund but gave the happened to us at............. Wo wish ; 4, "Yes that's "
she him
why shot
; |H>JH a break on the prices, too. we could thank his generous self, Lw'M..IIM-''' .N.Nf 5MIw<' : !
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Some of the Muff was really a bar and will always think of that mysterious .. rThis_"" ,,. ,, _. ._:::1 "-''.'-" ........ ..,_,... ....t:.. I Slow* *

gain. kindly old man who must curvaceous cutie Is "Miss X" and if you can find a suitable
have been Molly: "Did you enjoy the canoe
a lovely person name to go with her curves and other "charms, you may be the "
When the photographer arrived I I And we second the motion. winner of a $100 War Bond. "Miss X" will be seen soon in the latest ride with Jerry? .

to take pictures for the Jax Air ... "Swing Symphony Cartune" film titled, "Great Man in Slam,' .. and Polly: "No, he was too cautious

News, he almost stole the show Commissioned officers will soon the inspiration for this sultry siren was Marie Montez (who is shownin -he just.* hugged.* ... the shore.

from the auctioneers. Everybodywas have somewhere to go instead of the inset). Submit your choice for a name for "Miss X" to Walt '

so interested in getting their spending most of their time on liberty Lantz, Universal Studios, Universal City California. And no fooling, x Bathing Suit

picture in the paper that some of looking for a hotel room. Ths if your name is selected! you get a $100 War Bond. The only thing feminine bathing
them what there construction of 6OOt1 Officers' suits leave to the imagination is
forgot they were a $ -- --- ---

for-clothes or publicity. club at 212 W. Forsyth St., is expected lems of today's war and the peaceof what makes them so expensive andit
I to start this week and will Read Any Good tomorrow Is predicted that the new suits

i consist of two floors, one for a Binklf')', American Political mr Pasties: will be barely big enough to' keep
HIT OF THE WI'E5\-T\\o: Rail-I I the
their natural history. girl from being tanned where
lounge and guest room and the
ont, one from Florida and the other other for dormitories Books Lately? NATTC she ought to'. be

from California, passing the time *
Fiction:
: that It takes to get to town on a ... Depends"I
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" A sailor who claims to' have the Beth Brown All Dogs Go to Heaven. ..
about merits of this
bus arguing the Kctti Frln s. God's Front Porch wear gown only to teas,
, their respective states.' But they qualifications wants to organize Robert Bright, The Life and Death of said the debutante. x

,. were In perfect agreement about handicraft classes ihe can yet ; ::' "':"" <: Little Jo. ""'h'n?"
; Kyle Crlchton. The Proud People.
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'. i>f the word, "rain"' before. interested drop me a line, or call i.: > i Rabbit. *
S extension SiSO, and if there's enough :' \. .r Louis Paul, This Is My Brother. N. J.
classes will be i' Helen Maclnnes While :Still We live.
Two WAVES, Alice Kamerer, response ..::\o.: >> : I' Non-Fiction: Barron: "Steer clear of that one.
started.
promptly ,.
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.' RM3c, and Mollie Collins, RM3c, Roger Butterflelri, Al Schmld. Marine. She's the kind who whispers sweet
ti Sir Roger J. B. Keyes, AmphibiousYarfare nothin doin's in "
ear.
walked into Jacksonville restaurant your
jf. a
S\IOIUES-The: General Electric I { and Combined Operations .SNeeded .* *
'fk' : a few days ago prepared to I ? John U
"House of which Is i : .ltPeaface ,
eat the "works" and pay for it, Magic", i : Thomas I In the Aspic. Coaxing
J. due to arrive\ on the station on 15 Harold Hershey. ed., G. I. Laughs Sarah: I bet that
matter what the cost.
no Followinga man was enbarra"scd
May, looks like pretty good entertainment I Robert Coffin; Jass: from the Congo; to
a bevy of appetizers, they proceed- the Metropolitan | when you caught hint,
as well a* an insight Into i F. Cope, Navy Shipboard Ad-
ed to tackle a huge porterhouse Harley I looking through the transom.
the future that is in store for us ministration.Foster .
steak, which was flanked by Sue: Gosh", yes. I thought he'dnever
In the scientific workl What j ..- .. vij Rhea Dulles, The Road to Te
French fries, hot rolls, and salad. heran. get over it.
Main Station ..
The "female sailors" had been was the Disbursing Office all Grace Moore, You're Only Human ..* *
i. atwitter about last Thursday mornIng Campbell, Writing Mapa/lne Fiction. Once. He Hopes
training a long time for this, so Claik, A Manual of the Short Story -'
without any worrying about their I ? If we could tell you, it =- Hungry Customer: (at lunch

girlish certa.lnlyou(1 make a very Interesting I' Art Award Hash Marks For counter) "One roast beef<< sandwirh. .
figures they quirkly put
I I story If you like to Malone Book of Ted American, *
, read plays, "The Bet Plays) of Darrow, You're Sitting on My Eyelashes 4 Years' Active DutyHow Waiter: "Will you eat It here or

I IJ 1042.43"! is in the library 'I I take it with you ?" .. t

There's some pretty good selectionsin I KlmbrouRh, We Followed Our Hearts many :years must a Naval Hungry Customer: "I hope to do
it If you think people aren't I to Hollywood. I reserve serve before he is entitledto both."

still reading it, try and get a copy Leo cock, Happy Stories Just to Laugh wear a hash mark ? Does a reg- *

of "Undercover" In the library Thurber At. Men. Women and Dogs ular Navy man have to put in She KnowsHe
the reservation list i Is long enoughto Maguire The Captain Wears a Cross. more time than a reserve to get a
: "I dreamed about
I span the ocean Using sailors Maguire, Rig for Church. service stripe? you last
and Places, the I night.
behind the counter at Ship's Santayana Background persons of My Life. A number of sailors have put "
She: "Was it good bad?
Service Cafeteria seems to be a fohulman"ht're'; !! Sammy?" that question to the Jax Air News or

' ar pretty good Idea Lots of roses Wadelton. Maggie No Doubt. I recently, and here's the answer as He: "Bad.
Cave, Long Yeie the Nights: the saga She "Yeah that "
: was me.
and orchids to the boys working of FT Squadron "X": in the Solomon furnished by the Navy Uniform .* *
there now They're doing a fine *. I Regulations manual issued by the
job And this parting thought Clanfarra, The Vatican and the War. Bureau of Navigation: Where

it's a pretty bad state of affairs )Donahue.Lutz, With "Genera h Chennuult.from Singapore Regulars and reserves must "Wish we had a fifth for' bridge*"

when a policeman loses his own Johnston The Grim Reapers. I serve in the Navy on active duty "You don't need a fifth forbrldge

''tl badge What next? SMOKING Pyle, Here Is Your War. for four years for each service you dope."
Rame Road to Tunis. "
Well, make it a pint, then
LAMP'S OUT. Target Germany:otrhetmvxiilr Forces' stripe they wear on their sleeve ... SSmart .
official story Bomber -
Her name is Susan Peters and Command's first year over Europe. I Boy
you saw her recently in "The Buy, IJuy War Bonds Chamberlin interpretation The Russian Enigma: an Buy, Buy War Bonds "You're not going to walk home
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Or in that condition.
Song of. Russia" with Robert Tayor or Coffin. The White Brigade .
] now a Lieut. (jg) in the Navy._ Bye, Bye Freedom' Lattlmore, America and Asia: Frob- Bye, Bye FreedomS 'Coursh not. Gonna drive."



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Sarazen Golf Party Toured NAS Course Last Sunday Ships Store And tt


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I Volleyball Leadigf


Ships Store Ashore, of the American

League, and A&R, of the National

League, continue to set the

pace at the half-way mark in the

Commandant's Cup Volleyball sea-

son but several teams in both
By Edmund Walsh. Y2c leagues: are challenging.: :

Gene Sarazen, 42 year old s.i'' = I O&G is just a half-game behind
1 k' A&R while Seaman Guard is two
golf veteran and winner of
r and a half games back of Ships
time honored title ',
every in the Store.

game, is just warming up to :. Stars of the Ships Store team

the job of building Service have been Ray Norman, Curtlsa
.A I Blizzar. Bill Lantz. John Atkins, _
morale. Ja ? Mark Hazourl and Red Lyda.

After playing his exhibition at : Point getters for A&R have been

the Naval Air Station course Sun I' Jim Salisbury, "Slick" Bennett. C.

day accompanied by Catherine H. Chlsm, W. L Woodbury, C. E.
Fox and Joe EzarGene _.
Kay Byrne --- -- ---

told us that by next fall he .OI.l..U.I, STANIHNCS:

hopes to have a super sports extravaganza NaU..1 LeaRtieTesni '
"41ft 1...&
for Servicemen. A.H1 10 1

"1'01 going to gut together t> h 9 1 ..
with lUbe Ruth and see just"
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VPB 2 (t) 6
what "ecan rook up. From the VPB 2 (1'llParachute 6 ifSerfustlnl ,
way sailors and soldiers are turning Art 5VF :
out for our chow, I know < 5 4 u
Personnel 2 6
they are Interested. I'd like to Photo Lab 2 8
put together an all sports show I Marine Barracks 1 9
which would them I Dispensary 0 10
really give a Am..rlc-a. LesRueTrsm .
treat.
r "'0. Loft
The several hundred who Above : Here is the foursome of Ships Store 10 0
persons I
were in the gallery last Sunday at tournament golf: stars who appeared Seaman Guard S 9 2 2VM

the NAS course enjoyed one of at the Station course in an Recruit Center' 8 2VF
the most exhibition last Sunday which thrilled 4 7 :1
attractive
sports
pro- Docks-Ft'rrlf's G r.
several hundred Navy personnelIncluding
grams yet to appear on this Sta- T4 3 6
Captain Arthur Gavin.
Cooks-Bakers 2 6Boat
tion.Cocky USN; Station Commandant.. Shown House 2 8
Ezar
Joe nth the
kidding
F here are: 1. to r.. Gene Sarazen. Main Galley 2 9
Spectators and hitting unbelie\ Fire Dept. 1 7
able trick shots got the afternoon e. Jack Cummins SpAlc( ) ; Kay Hospital: 0 8
1r Byrne. Catherine Foxx and Joe
underway. I
:Noticing flash bulbs popping + Ezar. Cummins NAS "pro", was S. B. Fielding, T.V..
a4I at Shawnee the Delaware be-
a. he went through his routine on Scott. Joe Castellano, Ace Halney
t7.ar racked to the photographer fore enlisting: in the Navy. and Tip Hoeck.In .
Left Sarazen smacks down the National League last
*: "TaUe; It easy, I'm not the one
glamor boy." the middle on a drive. Rain didn't week, VPB 2 (1)) won three games,

Ezar's trick of hitting tour balls stop the former British and American defeating Photo Lab. 15-7. 15-5,

one slice, one hook one straight Open champ nor break up Personnel, 15-3 15-13. and VF 5.

and one directly up in theaIr the gallery of sailors and marines. 15-13, 15-13. VPB 2 (2)'took home

t with an iron club won wide applause Also getting splattered are Miss two victories beating: Personnel
Fox, left and Ezar In T shirt. 15-2 and 15-8. and Photo Lab 15-5

Rain dampened the exhibition Miss Byrne the other member of I land 15-5. Photo Lab defeated Per-

cut it to nine holes in fact. but ..t the foursome, was out of the cam- sonnel 15-4 13-15 and 15-12.
era's view. I In the American League: Recruit
the
proof of the puddin"a!< t that
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_a. 4 I Center won two games scoringover
the gallery got wet rather than
leave N=, k Fire Department 5-15, 15-0
for shelter.Pretty "
.* '1 Rymkus Joins Other and 15-13 and over Seaman Guard

7-15, 15-6 and 159.
enough for pin up girls. Pros At Great LakesLou T 4 won two games but dropped
(we'll print the name of the man
oho hays, any different). :Miss Rymkus. regular tackle of one defeating Boathouse 15-5, 2-15
and
159. and Cooks-Bakers, 15-9
I'otutti :Miss Byrne had more! Washington Redskins, became
i and 1512. Docks-Ferries beat T 4
peojile: watching'tht'm, we're the 422nd National league football
i 15-10, 7-15 and 15-8. Ships Store
afraid: than Matched the golf player to enter the service whenhe beat Main Galley 15-0 and 157.
shots. reported to the Great Lakes

Note to the three ofifcers and N A T T C Boxing Tournament Begins NTS recently. Other pro footballers Docks-Ferries. beat the Hospital

one: enlisted man who wanted on duty at Great Lakes include (..U".... .ft pare sere.

Sunday night date Daytona Center AI Matuza and Halfback ---':.
Tonight 90 Entries ListedNinety
NAS, where the **ara/en partyplijeil ; Joe Vodicka, Chicago Bears i
exhibition and Fullback Bob Morrow Chi- A and R
an Saturday, RegainsCommandant
keyed-up leatherslinger all of whom have their eyes on the
Iud head l start Cardinals.
a on you cago I
? coveted championship trophies in their respective weight divisions ha'eentered
the hits MA Try enlisted men's hnxin!! tournament. I Cup
Miss Fox whose father is the -
golf at Glen N. J. Elimination bouts will be held TTM and TTG-O Remain I
pro Ridge is tonight and Monday night with i Sports Lead
Luke Will .
New
Jersey state womens' cham- Appling Manage
I the finals tentatively set for next Unbeaten In
and went the VolleyballTwo
to
pion quarter finals 1 Wednesday. First round battles & has
of the Western Camp Lee Baseball Team Assembly Repair regained -
and the
Open 1 were scheduled for last night. The crack volleyball teams the lead in the Commandant'sCup
Western Amateur '
in Chicago last'1 I tournament is being held at the Pvt. Luke Appling. 14 years a 'TTM and TTG-O. are undefeatedin Sports Trophy race after trail-

summer t outside: Navy arena which will be major leaguer and last year American the NATTC Ship's Company ing Recruit Center for 9 months.
Miss Byrne, who was one of the 1 lighted for the occasion. | league batting champ with double elimination tournament. By taking second in bowling

Campus Kids on the NBC coast to I Sixty sailors and :CO, marines 'the Chicago White Sox, will play : TTM upset the favored TTB team A&R picked up 12 points while

coast: program out of WJZ New' I ranging from flyweights to heavies I I' !shortstop and manage the Camp I II last week 4.15 15-5. 15.8, while Recruit Center, finishing: out of the

first York,in proved 1943 her mettle as a golfer and representing Ship's Companyand I Lee, Va., baseball team this season. I II TTG-O defeated TTP, 15-6, 156. playoffs added only two points.
when she
won the every,school at NATTC. have A&R's 12 points shot the first
Marion medal. She I Five teams have suffered one de-
Mlley tied I ;entered the tourney. A few of the feat but are still In the place unit up from 50 and 5-6
Jeinnie Cline for first r running.
place in the j fighters had previous boxing experience I points to 62.8 points topping Re-
AH American Open in Chicago I NAS Golf Tourney They are the Band, TTT, TTG-1,
last, year and is also New York I but most of them pickedup TTP, and TTB. The Band elimi- cruit Center by four points. Recruit

State \vomens" their ring skill in the Physical nated TTR, 15-9, 15-6. and the M Center's effort in bowling
S champ.. I'Training department's boxing pro- : Enters Round 3 A's 15-3, 15.4; TTT outclassed raised its total from 56 and 5-6

In to :gram. All the lads are willing mixers I TTH (D), 15-3, 15-1; and TTG-1 to 53-8 points.
answer an ever popular and the keen The Naval Air Station tour- With volleyball and speedball
question, Sarazen named rivalry is expected golf won over TTH (Mi). 15-13 1513.In .
some
"tests" for Snead is t to bring forth action-packed nament will enter its third round the NATTC Officers' Volleyball the only sports remaining, the race
us. the best
looms as a neck and neck battle
long ball hitter off the tee. more I matches. next week. All second round league Bombsight crushed the to the wire. The I
winners in each .
accurate than Jimmy Thompson or 3 Hound Bouts matches which have not been played Marines 15-3: 15-0, to take first

John Bulla. He is also the best The bouts are three rounders, by then will be forfeited. place with three victories and no sport second are place awarded finishers 15 points 12 points, the

wood player. Byron Nelson is the with the winners and runnerupsIn Players who have had difficulty defeats. In other games, Brigade and the third place finishers, 10

game's best iron player and Hor- I i the nine weight groups to receive contacting their opponents should downed AGO, 15-3, 15-0. and TTT, points.

ton Smith the best putter to aim a trophies. The meet is opento phone Ext. 8157 and ask for Sp. 15-5, 15-8; AGO scored over Ath- Several of the top teams have a

ball toward the cup. all NATTC enlisted men except (A) Ic Jack Cummins. letic and Welfare, 15-12, 8-15, mathematical chance to win, but
I physical training instructors. I Durin 15-11; AEM routed Dispensary,
gthe past week John the real battle looms between A&R
Odds and Ends; Sara/en Rating as favorites in the heavyweight Slate 15-8, 155.
PT
: .plajnd 1, defeated Jack Ken- and Recruit Center.
exhibitions In Japan in 1938 class are two marines D. nedy, PT 1. 3 and 2' in a second

only golf pro to \\e*>' knickers O.( Cohen of Squadron 6 and C. JKozlowskl flight match M. F. Price, A and R. -

for the last 20 years, he plans : of Sq 1. and one sailor, won over R. F. Brush, TTF, 4 and Commandant's Cup Competition Standings
to wear them until he hits his G. Blackuell. Favored entries 3 in a third flight match.
last ball: because thl'y're'"more among the lightheavies, up to 175 UNITS A n C D E F G Ii I
comfortable." Sajs his pounds, are Marine L. Szmodis of Recruit Assembly Center Ie Repair 1:5: 3 121 < 10 7.S: n 0 3 62.8
only 6S: 13 12.3' 12 6 2 4 1 :58.8
golf while the war lasts will be Sq 1, and Sailors Bob Brennan, Senman!' Guard 2 9 12.3 15 ::1 2 0 5 43.3:
benefits for charity, lied Cross i radio school instructor, J. Casey DeLand NAS Quint Has Ships VF No. 4 6.3 2 2 ? 19 9 1 37.5
Store Ashore g
9 12 2 )
and L. Ferri.Standouts 0 5 33 5
or ,sen icemen believes Boat House
golf Fine Basketball RecordThe 3 7 G !'US 2 11) 0 0 3.1.S
will be "the game of the masses in the middleweight ordnance & Gunnery 11) 2 7 3.5:5: 2 3 0 32.5
group, 160 pounds, are J. Mona- VM (Hangar) 2 8 8 9 2 2 0 0 31.0
a.'lIon' as
enough courses
ran basketball team at the Na- VPB 2 Unit No. 1
G 2 2 3.S! 9.3
be built after the war." han, A. Cheripka and R. Strick val Air Station DeLand, Fla., I VPH 2 Unit No 2 G 2 2 5.5 12 7.5 2 0 0 1 0 30.S 3'5'
... land of the Navy, and VV A. Dona- T 4
.*' wound up its basketball season I 0 10 D 2.. 5 0 0 M.O
Personnel 1
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Lew Fonseca, who appeared here Continued on pal* tetra with a record of 10 victories Docks dr Ferries G.3>4 2 6:1 2 2 2 9 2 5 15 4 0 0 0 0 2'U5 2-US!'

recently told the story of the against; three defeats Included in Hospital 2 2 2 7.3 7.5 2 0 0 2.1.0
rookie who went to vo (VCS) 2 >4 4 2 2 7,5 0
training camp their list of triumphs 0 21.S!
triumphs
2 Navy Tennis Stars Are were T1 Parachute Lort G.$ 5 2 2 2 2 2 0 19.5
and during the first few weeks was over .Stetson ASTP ((2), Marine Bur3cki 3 2:1i: 0 2 2 1 0 15.0! .\
hitting the fences and getting all Stationed t At Texas NAS Sanford NAS ((2)), Orlando Army Dispensary ::2 2:1 2 0 2 0 0 10.0 .
Cooks
the write-ups from the do Bakers ; 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 80
press Air Base ((2)), Mayport. Daytona Storekeepers a I 0 0 0
"He was a smart fellow though," Lieut. Comdr. Joe Hunt, national NAS (2), Lake City NAS, and Photo Lab :a 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 8.0

smiled Fonaeca, "for he wrote his men's: singles! tennis champion and Banana River NAS. Losses were Fire Dep.ulment 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4.0
mother a letter which began 'Dear Lt.: ted Schroeder 1942 Main Galley: 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 0
(jg) champion to Banana River NAS, Orlando hey (' ) '
Mom, I'll be home soon. They're are stationed at the Naval Army Air Base: and Leesburg n, le.eli. ;ootbell llll\.f:: .:: IlJJr; q.slitleatlon bonll.rl (1, Stnlloe swlmmin softballt l( (I Nary Ii, stsuoa I ball;

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-"Grid- Coach" Reports To NATTC An Auction is An Auction Even in the Navv J

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Hang on to your shirts boys! Money speaks! It looks as if some of the sailors might lose not only

their shirts but a part of their anatomies in the photo to the right as they struggle to come to grips with

a pea coat during the auction sale held on the Station Wednesday and Thursday of last week. When

the low price of $2.50 was announced everybody went after the pea coat as Charlie Posner i back to cam-

eral*, tried to hang on to it for the rightful owner. The fellow .mote arroOv at bottom of the picture, who
r managed to get his face in, is still holding out for a quarter however. At the left Chief A. L. Gagnon,

auctioneer, hands a sweater to the highest bidder as other anxious hands also reach out for it. Note the
fns. Grace Wilts, a young lady with an extensive sports background, expression of deep concentration on man, second from left (without hat
recent addition to the NATTC Physical Training Department, The --
surroundings in the above picture are not strange to Ens. Wilts.
Among her other sports activities, she once coached a boys' bootball It's Going, Going, Gone Was Cry At


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Ensign At NATTC Is Versatile "How much Come on now, ARMlc and Mrs Robert M Chls-
how much?" holm a daughter( Marjiou, born Fil-

Performer In Field Of SportsShe That was the war cry on the sta- Seaman Seaman"Pigs I day.AMM2c March and:24.Mr. Roy C. LlgMfoot.

tion last Wednesday and Thursdayas a son. Roy C.. Jr., Born Friday Match

won a cup for being the best all around girl athlete in her high a varied assortment of enlisted is pigs, facts am facts" i 24.AMM2c 1944. and Mrs. Robert J. Brennan
school. men's 'clothing went on the auc- -and Seaman is Seaman.In a daughter. Mary Katherine born Sat

She developed her skill in basketball, softball, swimming and other tion block behind the Police Bar this case, however, Sea- urday.Ensign(March and 2.Mri'). Charles McCrea. a

sports at Trenton State Teacheis' College in New Jersey and at Colum- racks. man is John R. Seaman Jr., a daughter. Claire Eileen, born Saturday,
bia U.She. Pounding the imaginary gavel Sic at NATTCenter. Seaman March 25.
was Chief A. L. Gagnon, assistedby Seaman hails from Roanoke FIe and Mrs. Leonard Wood a son,
coached boys' Junior high I I Leonard, born Saturday March 25.
football, basketball and soccer is the 118 pound featherweight members of the Yard Police. Rapids, N. C. SC3c and }.il I. John R. Sales 1 a
teams at Morristown, N. J. 'standout. A number of entries also Lieut. Raymond Forsberg, assistant All told, there are 202 sailors daughter Beverly Ann born Saturday
Welfare Officer, was also on named Seaman in the March 25.
She taught hand-to-hand com- have been made in the bantam I serving Mr. and Mm. Napoleon Broward, a
bat to WAVES at NATTC. Mem- : weight class, 118 pounds, and the hand to lend his salesmanship talents U. S. Navy today. day. rnf5'fn.;
to the disposing of Navy uni- c Mario Ferrara a
coached WAVE
and also a.
phsl, 1 flyweight 112
group pounds. forms which had accumulated at son, born Saturday March 25.
softball team there. | Lieut. R. W. Womach, administrative Lt. and Mr*. Edward Dwell1, a con,
2nd WAVE At NATTC i assistant in the Physical the laundry and the Police Stationfor Jobs Available AtShip's Edward IIi born Sunday: March 26.
the past several months.! Lt. and Mri.Vllllam J. Willis, a
Now she is here at NATTC. the I i Training Deportment, is in chargeof Table around in a I daughter/ Cecelia Jane, born Sunday,
grouped
second WAVE to be assigned to the tournament. March 26.
the Training Center. This young i circle with the auctioned material ServiceWives AM2c and Mrs mir HarperYoung
< a son. Harper, Jr.,
: in the center kept the
miss who knows her sports; is Ens. I born Sunday. March 26. '
Grace Wilts. In addition I Ships Store, A and R eager buyers from rushing in and Lt. (jg) Mrs. Kenneth Wilson,
maed
Ens. Wilts quite modest about'I turning the spectacle into a Dollar I of sailors interested in I a son Richard, born Sunday,

her sports achievements admitted I Regain Volleyball Leads Day bargain counter. Folding employment while their husbands I March AMMlc 26. and Mrs. John Garrett, a

that she borrowed a few plays Continued from page tix] money exchanged hands freely, I are attached to this Station are Ron, John Wayne, born, Sunday, March
with the laundry alone clearing I 26 1944.
when she coached the boys' foot- 15-5 and 15-4, Cooks-Bakers. 15-9 nenrly $100, Except tor the expense I urged to register at MainsldeShip's Ensign and Mrs. Lee McHufth. adaughter
ball squad. "I stole the plays, but Dorothy Lee, born Sunday,
i and 15-2,. Main Galley 15-3 and involved in cleaning the Service located upstairs in '
she said March 26.
the team did alright,
1513. clothes, the entire proceeds the Recreation Building.The Lt and Mrs J re.f\ P. !.orU'r'a
frankly. I VF 4 beat Main Galley 15-6 and uhich totaled $387. 3, will be daughter Mary, d :
Sns. Wilts, whose home town is : 15-1. VM beat Main Galley 15.0 hours are short and the pay 26. 1941.
added to the Welfare Fund.
Rutherford, N. J., Joined the I is good Ship's Service Officers announced SClc and Mrs. James Hudson a
and 153. Seaman Guard beat Recruit
The clothing came chiefly from son Ronald Wayne, born Tuesday
WAVES a little over a year ago Center 7.15 15-6 and 15-9. two sources--uncalled for laundryand Working hours will be March 28.
and received her indoctrination at Main Galley beat the Boathouse Lt. and Mrs. Harry Taylor a on,
from for arranged as near as possible to
discharged va-
Massachusetts. men a Wlndley Bray born Tuesday. March 28.
Mt. in
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15and 1510. Hospital beat VF riety of reasons. Some of it was in coincide with the husband's sched: S2c and Mrs. Lovett W. Taylor, a
She was stationed at NA TIC, I4 15-3) and 152. VF 4 defeated excellent while others showed son Lovett W., Jr., born Tuesday,
Memphis!, for a year before coming I the Hospital also 15-3 and 15-2. shape March, 28.
unmistakable sign of long wear. ule.A Antic and Mrs. Edison Henlsh. a son
here. s- But whatever the condition variety of jobs are available Gerald: Eugene, born Wednesday Match
-Kr.- for the ladies. Ship's Service wants 20. 1944.
Yale Star Breaks Record Chief Auctioneer Gagnon gave the women to register for jobs at MUSIC, and Mrs. R. Isbell a son
Boxing Tournament Begins most of it away at a bargain. Takea James Ruisel born Wednesday, March
I the Hangar lunch stands, soda '
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Alan Ford Yale university swimmer look at these prices: I'
I I' fountains, merchandise stores, and Mrs. Clarence E. )Hand,
Tonight At NATTC Arena recently broke his own rec- Pillows, 15 rents; Pea Coat, WAVES Shop, Officers Uniform I a daughter. Dorothy Jane, born Thuiiday. -
i record for the 100 yard free style $2.50' ; Undress Jumper, $1.00; Distribution March' 30.
Continued from pane six Shop. Laundry, Laundry i Lt and Mrs. Joseph Moore, a daughter
swim when he was clocked in 49.7 'I Trousers; $1.00; Neckerchiefs, 25cents
Points vending machines, filling Caroline, born
Mary Thursday,
hoe and H. C. Baxter, both of Marine ,seconds in Payne Whitney pool at } Mattress Covers, 10 cent, station beauty shop, barbershops :Starch i :'W

Squadron 6. | New Haven, Conn. His old A. A, and swimming: trunks, 10 cents tailor cobbler Lt ''jgi I and Mrs Jack D\er COK -
shop shop
Crack welterweights are G. record was 50.1.The U.\ The crowd, consisting for the and offices. well H son lark Per Jr but n Thurs-
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leley. L. Whittstadt, R. Tribelhornand I most part of men in dungarees, -
V. Cerchiana of the Navy, and ;
competed with each other for the
national collegiate wrestling
Marine R. H. Pike of Sq 1. Whitt- 1 meet will not be held this year.a.3s bargain sale but usually there was Racing Model Built By Chief

Rtadt has boxed in Golden Gloves ,_-_ enough of everything to go around I
meets The welters are divided into I There was some confusion about <<
NATTf OKKIChKS; >OLLK1: 'HAH.
two groups Junior and senior 142 the right sizes, but exchanging and
pounds and 150 pounds respectively. IA81U ""a"clla, bartering back and forth usually
I. Tram >*'.. Just IVt. I .
took care of that.Observe .
i Bombsight 3 0 1.000
1,1*t FavoritesFavorites i
UilRade 3 1 .750 4-- --
in the lightweight division ,, AOO 3 1 .7W
133 pounds, are Sailor B. AEM 2 1 .667 Passover
1 W 1 2 .333
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Jack R. Marshall of
and Marine R. i I Marine 1 2 .333
Sq 6. P. McNally of the Navy, a J)1 l former Golden Gloves contestant. T T 0 3 .(KiO
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Champions Of PBY Basketball League ancient Festival of
Freedom for the sons and daughters

1 I of Israel will be celebrated by

4- ; Naval personnel of Jewish faith

if for eight days beginning tomor-


row.The services tomorrow will be 4.
held at 1930 at the Jewish Centerin ,7.

j jI Jacksonville. They will be spon-
I sored by the congregation and Lt

t : jj Jacob K. Shankman, Jewish chaplain

.. _, jI j for this Station, will conductthe

to services. The traditional Seder
will be observed.

I Men and women stationed in this
area will be guests of the Jewish

Center and the Temple Saturdayat
Passover meals and services.

The Temple is sponsoring a relig
ious meal at the Mayflower Hotel

and Chaplain Shankman will) con

duct the services! together with
s' Rabbi Kaplan of the Temple. *
rr etw" Naval personnel of Jewish faith

i are urged to make immediate reservations J '
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with Chaplain Shankmanfor _
the Passover meals.
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Metal Machines won the championship of the PBY squadrons basket- .
ball league. On the title winning team were: first row, 1 1. to r, II. T. United States Fleet will t '"
Newham. AM 2c A. J. I Shown above is H R D>'pue ( "Std and t.s: caring model sailboat,
Powers, AM Ic. R. C. Poirier, AM 2c, J. R. "match the naval forces of therest
Porter AM 2e, R. E. Williams AM 3c, and M. G. Rosenberg. Second of the world" by the end of I which he built in hi spare unic It look tn.'hiet about six weeks to
Instructor. A. E. Pawlowski, Sic, this Navy Undersecretary construct the trim little craft It is thre:> feet long has 8'a: inch
row I. to r., Cecil Wolfson. Sp (A) Ic, year
F. R. Cannon AM 2c E. B. Johnson. ACM, team manager H. C. James V. Forrestal declared in a I beam and weighs a little\ over nine PI'j >ndThe mast: la 4 \:1 feet high

hurmer AM Ic and C. Newham, AM Ic. New York speech Tuesday. and there are 588 imhr i ; cf i'.



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\ Fire House Hoe-Doivn Combat Vets Students At AEM School

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I ( Reporters. 'H. Vadnais, S2c
Bks. 3; J. R. Essen, S2c Bks. 5, .

Pasquale Dinardo, SpS)3c.)
5 I I Boogie Uoo/ia to Heethoren
I Too bad that Stanley J. "Stac"
Wasco, newly arrived advanced ,
I 1 ordnance student of Bks. 52. isn't
I billeted over at the Fire House. I i .A
i. He'd make a fine addition to''
their hoe-down band, and we intend -
to introduce him to the boys
over there.Vasco plays the
harmonica and has even appearedon
the radio with Bing Crosby. ;- f

What's more, Wasco can play ,, '
.A- anything from Beethoven to boo- '
When these lads let go with"Ring-Dang-Do," or Willie, our toes ,gie-woogie:: Prior to coming,:: Five men in from the fleet to attend advanced AEM School get _
are tired from dancing on this sandy floor," it's solid Mates its solid! into the Navy, Wasco toured the word from a chief instructor who is a veteran of the Solomons cam
Unlike the Basin Street Chamber Music specializing in the three "B's", country as an entertainer and also paign. Shown left to right are R. J. Brown, AEM3c; F. M Walters
Barrelhouse Boogie-woogie, and Blues, the NATTC Firehouse No 2 has appeared in England, France AEM3c; M. Smith, AEMlc; W. J. Schalles, AMMlc; Chief E. L. Bell
Jug Band emphasizes the three "H's"-: Hill-billy, Hoe-down, and Poland, Czechoslovakia and Ger instructor; and Raymond Gutierrez, AEM2c. All have had duty in the
High mountain laments Frank Ursits, who plays a terrific Concertina many. He designed his own South Pacific.
is the leader and he is whipping his boys into a top flight outfit. You'll harmonica and used to have then The AEM School stresses the vital role electricity is playing in the
be hearing them shortly over the radio. Left to right are, R. L. Murray, manufactured commercially. modem warplane. Many new-model planes back from combat areas are
Sic; Frank Ursits, S2c; "Plowboy" Robinson, S2c, the vocalist; F. J. He previously was stationed at used by the school for instructional purposes like the one shown at
Tillman S2c; J. A. Barnhill, S2c; L. H. Fisher, S2c; H. M. Smith, F2c, Great Lakes and Algiers Naval lower left. The four Jap flags painted on the side signify four aerial
and seated on floor, W. H. Payne, Cox. Station, near New Orleans. kills. Planes such as these play a key role in the Navy's air offensive
82199, u ? SS9496 ay ((1. You'll be hearing him soon on en- Lieut. Comdr. K. H. Sheldon is officer-in-charge of AEM School, and
tertainment programs at NATTC. Lieut. G. F. Sauter is administrative assistant.

13 Days Adrift In Navy Koc/io/ Programs I Vallecaso Welcome, AQMlc Bark Aboard., Bks. Joe 52, A.is Klondike V-12 Exams Are Held

1 l"rlda"Xa"y New," VJA\ back at NATTC for the second Katie{ Is

1.o-1 133. time. In between his first assignment I Within NAOT Command

Shark-Infested SeaHow Saturday "Xavy "'Ingt'j"W.J.X I and being brought back I
19001930. for advanced ordnance school, he Howling SuccessThere Opportunity knocked at the doorof
served on the Yorktown and saw a number of enlisted men Mon
would you like to spend I Monday "Xavy News, I II plenty of action. Joe, who I Katie- day when the Navy's V-12 examinations
11'JA1730.17.35. is a kitten named
Christmas Day as the first of 13 I hails from Pittsburgh has 200 were given to all recommended -
days adrift in" rough, sharkinfested : I Tnes la>'-"\Mngs Over .\iner-. flight hours to his credit. He's I Klondike Katie for short Unit-over at the at i and eligible candidates HI
waters miles from land, without I ," WJHP, 2100-2130. a distinguished post-graduate! the Epidemiological the Naval Air Operational Train-
that acts
11t..a as
NATTC Dispensary
food or water. Richard L. Gifford, I 'e-dnesdao-"Navy New s" Fan Mail. From one of the most kind of "test pilot" for Train- ing Command.
a
AOM2c. of AOM School at NATTC, I WJAX, 1730-1755; and "GI remote outposts in the Pacific Bluejackets at the Jacksonville
didn't like it either-but he did it Jive," WPDQ. 2015-2030 comes fan mail both tolhis column ing Center personnel. about Naval Air Station, Naval Air
little
i A cute gray beggar
and is here to tell about it. I and to Chief Tom White of AEM and three inches Technical Training Center and the
Early Christmas morning of Salute To The Soldiers School. Some of Chief White's eight inches long deli- U. S. Naval Hospital took: the tests
high, Katie has an extremely
1912, an OS "Kingfisher" catapulted I 6 is former maintenance crewmen saw that day.
Today-April Army Day. cate digestive system. Consequently -
into the air from the decks of I the article about him in the NAT Candidates selected through the
It is the same day on which the when the animal test is used on
U. S. light cruiser. The cruiser TC column several weeks and competitive examinations will attend -
a U. S. declared war upon Germanyin ago foods in order to determine
from the invasion I wrote air mail letter. any colleges or universities and
was returning 1917 Day is the coun- us an "
Army possible spoilage, Katie is "it.
of North Afnca, and was between Thanks, fellows. will graduate from the Navy V-12
of 27 October.
terpart Navy Day, So far Katie has been a howling
The successful
Africa and Brazil. In the plane !1-------- --- Dorothy Dix. R. J. Scott, R-28B, success. courses as Ensigns.
Were Gifford and Lieut. Comdr. 300 miles from land. alias "The Lover," now edits a Assisting the little meow in candidates will 1. begin their V-12

Stearns, pilot. "We stayed afloat 13 days withno small pamphlet for the benefit of Its important job Is! "Hugs" llun- training July
"We were on : food or water. We were awfully his shipmates called "Advice to ny, a nonchalant brown rabbit
pub patrol," weak. I lost 50 pounds. For the the Lovelorn." who undergoes many and varied Boo!

ford said. last three and a half days I was Here's one for the scrapbook. experiments: all for the benefit SOUTH PACIFIC (CNS-Two
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had gone Giff '. unconscious. I don't know how we C. W. Bolton, R-22B, prides NATTC men. "111""" animals relatively harmless Cuitiss Scout
80 miles stood it. At first we griped about himself on his baritone voice. are valuable members of the Observation planes are credited
the ship r missing our Christmas dinner." It seems he was singing in the bar- Kpidemlological Unit," said I.t. with wrecking a Japanese bomber
were about 200 On the thirteenth day, planes racks one night that old favorite, Conulr. S. S. Shouse, who Is in and killing its crew in a report
feet off the wa- .\ from another light cruiser sighted : "Sling Me a Beer and I'll Call Youa charge of the unit. submitted by Cmdr. William K
ter when suddenly h.-rJ'1' the survivors. Lieut. Laws, pilot- Dear." One of his non- The unsung but vital duties per- 'Smedborg, of Washington Cmdr
the engine ing a Kingfisher from the Memphis -I admirers took him up on it and formed by the unit involves all Smedborg said the planes "appar-
conked out. The landed and pulled them dashed a pail of water on him. phases of epidemiology, such as investigation ently panicked the Jap bomber"and
plans dropped 9 aboard Then he taxied for three Bolton didn't uphold his part. of communicable disease caused it to crash.
like a rock and hours in rough seas back to the He called the prankster everything outbreaks and their manage- ----%---
sank almost imIt.. L. iiifford but a "dearObveivations .'
ship.Gifford ment; pre-epidemic survey; testingand Send the Jar Air News Home!
mediately. "I was dazed by the in his four years in the The women who sanitary control of food, water __ I
impact. What was left of the radio Navy, has been on several other I trust their husbands, waiting daily milk, supplies, etc; and insect with city, county and state health
was wrapped around my neck exciting deals. He was present in for them outside the main gate. and pest control. departments. ,
Lieut. Comdr. Stearns got me out the capture of the first Nazi raider i iI The fine books available at the Every week the unit checks water "Our main duty is prevention
of the plane and inflated our life I off Africa and has been in two library. Also the soft chairs. and milk samples on the en- of disease," Lieut. Comdr. Shouse I
jackets, and strapped them to- i other plane crack-ups, neither The girl at the NATTC photo tire station, including all NAS aux- said. "We have been fortunate not
gether. There we were In a roughsea II I which matched his 13-day Of.. stand. Is the crowd around her ilaries. At NATTC, galleys and to have any epidemics here and
which was shark-infested and I with death. interested only in photos. How mess halls are inspected and every thus are able to give more time to
closely the marines scrutinize liberty precaution is taken to protect the prevention." Assisting Lt. Comdr.

At NATTC cards, at the gate. The en- health of the men. The unit also Shouse in the unit's fully equipped
fulkhead tertaining USO show we had last acts in a consulting capacity on : laboratory are Lieut. (jg) J. n,
week. Here's hoping there are naval activities within a radius of : Slocum, assistant epidemiologist,
,. more coming.. The WAVE about 200 miles and cooperates I and six skilled corpsmen.
p
S.1-J who retaliated a sailor's, "Hiya, _.- -
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J kid," with an icy, "Who invited
Rabbit And Kitten Have War Jobs
you to speak?" She was prettytoo.

t I Ir U'e. IVom/er. If Lieut. Eppert t 1

realizes he is putting on weight & ..ykbm'5

It's very noticeable when he
walks away from you. If the
mustache Lieut. Col. Evans has v
in all his pictures is real. At
least once during his show here,
Bob Hope mistook the Colonel for

__; Jerry Colona. What Sam i Pop )
1 Horawltz smokes in his pipe to c i
ti make it smell so loud. If it's e i
true that Barnett ripped off his !
A ( I.,
'w three hash marks now that he's
1 .
,1- dating a 19-year-old gal.; It's I F
the will still
no use Smiley, boys 554
call you Pop. If Lieut. Phelan
id really from Brooklyn. He
never says dese or dose, doesn't
speak from the side of his mouth
or root for the Dodgers.

: Did You Know That-
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) 1 R. E. Abbott, R-22, after three
years of training in the ROTC,
stepped right into the job as a
section leader. When his men
I .I y get fidgety, he soothes them with 1 .
his sweet ( ?) saxophone.
D. H. (Up in the Air) Benson
R22.has 200 hours of unlogged:
stick time to his credit. Shown left to right are Capt E B Milam. senior medical officer at

K. A. ColeRrove, R-22A, has NATTC, Bugs Bunny; Klondike Katie; and Lieut. Comdr S S Shoitse,
huffed and puffed on his alto horn in charge of the Epidemiological Unit. Bugs and Katie are valuable
for 11 years as a member of a members of the unit who are "on the ball" helping protect the health
It's All flight Sir, :She's Stenciled. Uand. of NA.TTC personnel. .














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