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Title: Jax air news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: April 20, 1944
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville -- Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Coordinates: 30.235833 x -81.680556 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
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2, No, 5 20 April, 1944

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An Activity of the Naval Air Operational Training Command


t U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION AND NAVAL AIR TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTER, JACKSON VILLE, FLORIDA




-iL t Welcome Aboard 'Captain W. W. Smith, New Skipper, I





oj'',! l F"C I Is A Veteran In Naval Air Service



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Capt. Gavin Detached For Command At Sea;

31 Sailors Here New Commandant Is Native Of Commerce, Ga


<. Y Win AppointmentsFor Capt. Walton Wiley Smith, USN, is the new Commandantof

t, the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. '
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Capt. Smith took the helm in brief
A over Monday a cere-
V-12 l
'. v ProgramEnlisted mony attended by department heads. He succeeded Capt..

t > I Arthur Gavin, USN, who has been in command at the Station
: i-;- Men Given An since 7 August 1943.

, .' : ': $ '' ; z Opportunity To Become Capt. Gavin has been assigned to an important commandat

; Officers In The sea.
NavyA
:I I -- The new "Skipper most recent
' sailor's dream-a college education DetachedCaptain I assignment has been that of Com
and a commission in the mander, Fleet Air, Alameda, Cali
NavyIs coming true for 31 enlisted fornia. Prior to that he served as
',' men from the :Main Station chief of staff and aide to the commander

#' t'. r.o"If The 31 sailors have been selectedfor there. Capt. Smith, who
the Navy's V-12 college training has been on active duty in the
, program according to an announcement Navy since the last war and asso
by the Station Educa- ciated with Naval aviation for the
" "; ; tional Office. They were chosen last 21 years, is a native of Commerce
.w r through competitive examinations Ga. He is 47 years of age.

" # The 31 sailors from this Station In succeeding Capt. Gavin, Capt.
J.. areSpG)3c: Smith became the fifth comman-
. ( Timothy E Rowan of dant in the history of the Station,
VF5; S2c Sheldon L. Simmons, which was established in October,
,.J; s .. NTS: S2c John E. Dean, T-1: S2c 1940 The first commanding officer

.... ;' William L. Peck Y2: S2c Randolph I was Capt. (now Rear Admiral)'
H Thompson Z; .Y3c James :M Charles P. Mason, who later commanded

Swope, R-l; S2c Roger '-t. Dough 10 the aircraft carrier Hor
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R. erty, T-1; ART2c Warren D. < net and at present is commandant
.. of the Naval Air Station at Cor-
Bridges, VPB2 No 1: Sic Cam- .
t.-. Captain Walton Wiley Smith. USN on active Navv duty since eron W. Hawkins NTS; Sic Wil- ... pus Christi!, Texas The next com-
the last war, and In naval aviation for the past 21 years, Monday liam T Stephens VPB2 No.2: mandant at Jacksonville was Capt.
succeeded Captain Arthur GavIn, USN as commandant of the I Sic Bachman S. Brown RS; Sic Arthur Gavin, USN, I, ( now Rear Admiral) John Dale
: Jacksonville Naval Air Station Capt. Smith's most recent assignment I William Oehlke Jr.. VPB2 No.2; commandant of the Jacksonville Price, who today is achieving fame
1.: was that of Commander Fleet Air. Alameda. Calif Prior to I HA2c William P. Mulligan M: -1; Naval Air Station since 7 Aug- as commander of a Fleet Air Wing-
x that he served oust chief of staff and aide to the commander there. HA2c Melvin R. Cohen, M-l; Sic ust, 1943, was detached from in the South Pacific Capt. Stanley -

r _He is_a, native of Commerce,_?!.__ I John E. Rattinger A & R; duty here :Monday, and has been ( J. Michael himself, who also is distinguishing
I in the
AMM3c James J. Morris, A & assigned to an important command South
Men With 21 Years of Shore 'I R; AOM3c Jack H. Payne, VF5; at sea. He was succeededas Pacific, was the third commandantof
% ,I AM3c Robert E. Hays, A-l; RM3c I commandant here by Captain I the Station Gavin.and was succeededby

I Robert J Mitchell, A-l: SK3c Walton Wiley Smith, USN. Capt.
Are Scheduled for Sea Palmer F. Hudson, Z; AS Law- --------- I Capt. Smith attended the Tennessee
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Duty rence W Patterson Jr., NTS; Military Institute and the
I ARM Daniel E. Forrest, A-1; i Champ I University of Georgia before en.tering -
Plan to speed up the interchange : Sic Frank H. Welch, VF4; Sic il. the U S. Naval Academy
of enlisted personnel between shore ; F athAd; : I Edward Leo Mueller, 0-1; Sic Ed- War Bond BuyerIs I'from the ninth Georgia district in
". stations and the fleet, with the Son I win W. Schultz, VPB2 No.2: 1916, He had World War duty as
*- next periodic survey to be made I I Thn<< youthful sailor walked" up I AMM2c William J. Kearney, VPB2 I Advanced a Midshipman in the USS Dela
immediately after 30 June, 1944, 1 I to the! 0,)).'" desk at KecriiltI I No 1: Sic John A. Suty VF4: AS ware and the USS Georgia in the
has been announced by BuPers. Center here and asked for permission I I Robert C. Chandler, NTS: HAle I David Morgan Heath, one of the summer of 1917, and in the USS
Male enlisted personnel who are I I to rail on "one of the I I James B. Parsons M-1; HAlc Harold greatest proponents of War Bondsin 'Virginia in the summer of 1918.

physically and otherwise qualified I boot now In training I I M. Schwarz, M-l; and AEM2c the service, has been promoted He was graduated with the Classof
for sea duty and who have servedon 1! "Ve' ," replied l i Seaman I II John J. Sahlberg A-1. '1 to the warrant grade of Radio 1920 in 1919 and was commissioned
shore duty since 1 January, 1942 1'homG.. Keller, "but I just 1 1I Three sailors from "VXAS Cecil Electrician. He was a Radiomanfirst an Ensign. His subsequent
will be affected. This will give men I I wanted to nay hello to Dad." I I Field, four from :S.ASIay; class prior to his advance' ;;promotions were as follows: Lieutenant
who have never been to sea a total I 1 "Don't ;you know visitors are : port, seven from the :Naval Air ment. I(I 1922 (junior grade) June 7,
shore, barred?" remarked the O D. I limners School and two from Lieutenant. December 1.
of two and a half years on
.. With the philosophy that "if the 1925 Lieutenant
including periods under recruit I I Dad is James It. Keller, 33, of ,II :>.VAS Green Cove Springs also : Commander, June
training and at service schools. The I ;Miami, who completes his boot won "'-1% appointment They Country goes I 30, 1936; Commander July 1, 1940;
I Captain, June 18, 1942.After .
two and a halt year-period will be trainintodar./ Ills 18-jear-ohr', I Are: busted, money
reckoned from the date a man re- I non, Tommy, "graduated"; from I NAAS Cecil AOM3c Robert is no good anyway I graduation from Annapolis
i parted for shore duty or from the booh'al11lt| several weeks ago and j I Baxter, Y3c LJnford D. Riley and ," I Capt. Smith served consettitlvely -
1". date of reporting for active duty. U now assigned to the Station's : I AOM3c Wayne P. Townsend Radio I In the US* Pueblo and the
rr I Ship's Company I II NAGS-ARM3c Henry J. Mar- Elect r 1 clan I USS Moody until April, 1920,
., ;_ BuPers put a clincher on the tin, AOMT)3c( ) Eustis A Weddie Heath has so I I when he joined the t:SS Arkansas
plan by announcing that the men AEM3c Robert C. Bigby Jr I invested $56,000 In the Pacific Heet. In Jim,
t : involved in the shore-duty survey i New 'Rec' Room ARM3c Harry M. Leitch, ARM2c in War Bonds I 1921 he was ordered to Destroyer -
'. will be withdrawn from shore establishments Benson L.. Bailess, S2c David David He intends to Squadrons, Pacific I'let and
... without relief unless M Gaylor and AOM3c Harold :continue adding I' MTved consecutively In the destroyers -
transferred to sea duty or inter- For Aircrewmen"Thru H. Tingley. to this total as Phillip, E"anlilarol1
.iged with the fleets prior to NAAS Maypoit-Flc Hunter D. long as the w arHeath I \\ard and Kennedy until De-

t. 1944 These Portals Pass the ,, Adams, Flc Allan E. Brown, Flc Continues Continued on pale serer
(Tht"Ialn Station Personnel Greatest Naval Aiicrewmen of the Ii Arthur Anton Vrba, and F2c The owner of a profitable wholesale I
Office U currently making a survey i Thomas M McCann. 1 radio business in Charlotte,
of two-and-a-half year shore- I Future. I'j NAAS Green Cove Springs N. C., before the war, Heath I Fritch Is Commended ,
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duty men and M endeavoring to } That is the proud inscription ARM2o Harold F. Diem and Sic bought $2 .OOO in Bonds when he
exchange these men prior to 30 over the door of the newly-dedi Lyndon Kimberly. I i I was called for active duty in the By Captain Gavin
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. I m"'urd mi pate three cated Aircrewmen recreation room I I The V-12 Bluejackets will begin I Navy. He had been in Naval Reserve I: Theodore Fritch Jr., chief clerk
i in Barracks 4 of the First Navy ,, their training at various collegesor since 1935. I to the commandant familiarly
.i Regiment at NATTC. A gala universities on 1 July. After He first attracted attention known to his many friends on this
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Most Decorated (In Navy smoker, attended by Capt. J. B. completing their required courses when it was disclosed in the Jax Station as 'Pappy" Fritch, received

'Admits He Was Scared 'I Lynch Commanding i Officer :they will graduate as Ensigns in Continued on page three I a glowing tribute from Captain
I I NATTC, was put on for the future' the Navy.llur. Arthur Gavin, recently detached
NEW YORK (CNSAlthoughhe ) Aircrewmen of the First Regiment -- for duty elsewhere.The .
has won more decorations than I Monday night to officially open the Sunday Evening Forums commendation
read
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IIUT V-Vwr )lon any other naval officer in this war. room. nr Scheduled On StationThe "lows
Cm r. Donald J, MacDonald isn t I In recognition of the enthusiasm Bye, lire Freedom ,
nuts about fighting I I displayed by the men, Capt. Lynch Sunday evening/: Vesper "This letter is to show in a
don't exactly relish It," rev I'presented to them a plaque with Service held in the Protestant small way my thanks for your Invaluable
marital Cmdr. MacDonald on hit the Aircrewmen's creed Inscribed. I Last CallListen Chapel at 1900 is taking the form I service performed during1
I of an evening forum it was announced my term as Commandant of the
return to New York from action The plaque was received by A. D. :MAT, If you have a Problems Naval Air Station
Against the "I Boileau, dealing with Jacksonville,
/ Japanese. never wing leader of R-42, who Petty Ofict"rIMi41 :Membership
( both Florida.
went Into action that I was not acted as representative of the fu. card want to religious and social issues will Your unswerving loyalty
) have
I von re- be discussed. and conscientious
Industry has
f ture
frightened. sailors of the air.
Other deemed' jou'd better do It right Chaplains R. T. Weston and H. proved a great assistance to me .
highlights of the
smoker away, because/ after 30 April itwill W. Antower at all times.
I will be in charge of It is a real pleasure
were talks by IJout. (Jg& ) Robert be too lite. I
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the to
forum
I.l1tee Silver Stars, two Navy Stack and five combat ex More than 700 membership Suggestions are welcome and give you this letter of thank 'r i
for
commendation.
improvement of the
service -
1..ilSes and two Legions of Merit IH"rlf'ncf'lClIrrrpwnu"n, who I
/ are cards still
are at-Iarge and \
can .
Ills ship, the destroyer Bannon on tour In a mobile aerial gunnery ; !reclamed for rash at the Station A short devotional period and "This will bo entered in your .

in five : j song service will precede the discussions permanent record"
participated major unit. Lieut.
engagements Snick a form"r Auditor', Office, Top Side .
anal helped to sink a Japanese I movie star and world champion hlI'1i Sen Ire. Ask for K. It I Mr. Fritch came to this Station
battleship, three cruisers and marksman, Is a Navy aerial. I Mile. Personnel from the. entire Sta on 14 October, 1940, the day prior J.
G she: _.dtroyers.t Continued .. pg tie Lnle: tion forum.are Invited to( atttemi the.,'to the( ',commissioning thereof, and f..,
has remained here since that time. '
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e Two JAX AIR NEWS 20 April, 1944'



Combat Veterans "Joivn Where The Blue Bonnets Grow":, Like An Old Firehorse, Smoke Brought II


Pass "The Word"To .r .' ,. This Sailor Into Navy. On Gallop


k This is the story of a man who _
.,,' can't stay out of those blue
Aircrewmen I Snakes Fight ToDeath just I
uniforms-Bill Ehlers, SpS)2c( of
II I I rr N A TIC.
"Do know what is outstanding I m- Adder

you
; Bill is 47 years old, 6' 3", and f
about the alrcrewman ?
Navy
,
,<' weighs 218 pounds. He has a son
,
His air-gunner's badge and his Kills Moccasini
aircrew wings!" states Jack Cain, | Bill, Jr., 19, in the Navy, who is 'J
in the North Atlantic.
AM2c. Cain is one of five returned i A golfer stepped up on the serving ;
South Pacific Naval aerial combat fourth tee of the nine hole courseon Two years ago, Bill was retired 7 t':
veterans who are touring na this Station Monday afternoonand from the New York City Police ':,.
val aviation training centers witha I looked down the fairway. A Department, after 22 years of sere
mobile aerial gunnery demon wriggling mass of color about :50 ice. He had a permanent income
and could have lived life of leis
stration unit. O. J. Cryan, AMMlc yards away immediately caught a
P. P. Murphy, AMMlc; D V :\K( his eye. Being a native Floridian ure. Instead he took a war Job.

Young, AMMlc, and M. M. Bryson, his immediate reaction was," a rat- But like an old fire horse, the r;
ARM2c make up the remainder of I tlesnake." Forthwith he gingerly smell of smoke brought Elders ':

the crew, which is under the supervision : approached the mass. on the gallop. He worked at hiM .,
of Lt. (jg) Robert Sta(:k. It turned out to be a spreading civilian job for six months and .
screen star, and holder of numerous 'adder locked in mortal combat then he was back in blue Thta

world's champion marksman- with a moccasin. The latter, pois time, however It was the blue of .
medals. the U. S. Navy
chip onous, was somewhat the worse
The unit has been located (in for wear. In fact, investigation disclosed I Too old for active duty, Bill en.. ''I
NATTC for the past week, giving I I a hole in the maccasin a tered the branch of service he '
students in ARM school here an n. short distance back of his head. I knew .best, that of police work.

opportunity of hearing colorful The adder angered no doubt His entrance into the Navy was. t
battle experiences related by the : by his light with the the other motivated by a desire to do his
men who participated in them as and for 18 months
v snake, plus Interference by man part, now he has,
aerial gunners-and an opportu compiled an excellent record. He
put on a great front. He cut a
nity to ask questions about the 4, I keeps the interest of the men at
1 complete flip and lashed out at a
privileges, duties, and responsibilities
Of stick poked at him and other- heart and has made hundreds of
of interest combat to NATTC aircrewmen.aircrew : Deep in the heart ofthe Navy, are three Houston, Texas WAVES wise carried on In an obnoxious I friends.

men-to-be equal has been a varied assortment stationed here shown dreaming into the west. Isla A Buchanan left), manner. Bill is one of the many Shore I
of aerial train- SK 2 c (is assigned to the commissary office Iva Mae Meyer (center) Webster's dictionary says "in Patrol specialists who have relieved
ing devices, which gunnery they have Y 3 c, works in NAOTC personnel, and Nancy M. King right*, Y 2/c, North America" the adder is "any younger men for active duty. His
been allowed upon to try their shootingskill keeps athletic records for all Station personnel in the recreation office. | of several harmless snakes; as, I 22 years of service on the N. Y. C.
after watching several of the ----- i puffing adder, milk adder, etc." Police Force gives him an elaborate
visiting veterans show how it ''In view of the fact that the adderis background for his presentjob.
should: be done effectively harmless, and had accomplished Those years of service embraced -
Cryan, Murphy, Young, and Cain a good task in destruction of the "Roaring Twenties,"
all served in the same patrol the poisonous mococasin, the nl bile and nowhere did they roar louder
squadron from sometime before the .P 'wielder passed on without in any than in N. Y. C. Bill had several

beginning of the Pacific war until I way harming him. I close calls in the war against rac-
-sCommercial -jj--- keteers and was commended for .
the middle of 1943, and as one man ,
bravery seven times by the Police
insist that without that special air- ; Bulletins
crewman spirit of teamwork, and I Department. He belongs to the
determination to show the enemy vvI ',\%'l'I'UI I 1 famous Honor Legion of the N. Y.
I Ride from Klrnfde ty> two men I C. Police Department.
the
that they "were playing on
living at came Rlxeislde address'near Ehlers is MAA of Bks 7 and
is
best team, the Saps would have Five Points), VNant'to arrive
"had their scalps" more than once! at Station before OO.-lea\'e after in TTD-1 Division.
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They all wear- the naval aircrew- Nine Civilians 'NAGS Civil Service, 1630 IU ,Relations Crandall Office.Extension 8230, Pub- -'- t
man's wings with three gold stars, ; roil iLK! : Need<< Alto Sax Flajer
American defense bar with "A"- Second half of furlough ticket The Jumpin1 Jax, Station orchestra {
in Honored Here I from Jacksonville to Boston Can be is on the market for alto
denoting service a potential Is an
Party Big Hit fold only to person in unlfoim Atlantic I
combat zone before our entrance I 1 i Coast Line ticket J15 Call Lt. sax player. Anyone who fits that i
into the war-American Theatrebar Presentation of the Meritorious : Sasnett, Extension 8-131 I! description -asked to get in
and the Asiatic-Pacific bar Civilian Service Award of the Civil Service Employees of the I Blue studio couch with spring: touch with Dick Hurlbert at the
with three gold stars. Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks Naval Air Gunners School held i Jim Practically Michaels new., 1340 Reasonably-A Randolph priced St.. : Mainside Auditorium or to report I
Brj'son has served as rear seat was made to nine employes of their first party, a fish fry, at the : N\S_ to the Welfare Office I II
on dive-bombers aboard Hillyer and Lovan Co. of Jackson- Knights of Columbus Hall on 111 y
gunner four of our major carriers, has ville, according to an announce- April Mr. Owens, president of the I I It's A Pose-This--Ti
ment Lt. Comdr. E. H. Thou- :
by
Employees' Association, played the
two Jap planes to his credit i
for which he was awarded the ren, officer in charge of construction genial host while Mr. Delcomyn
Air l\f'dal-and has traveled at this Station. poured the refreshing beverage to

over two-thirds of the seas of Those receiving the award were: to make everybody happy. k
the world during his exciting Ira Blue, G, H. Asbell W. Z. Buie, I Seen at the frolic enjoying the I
aircrew man career. I Allen B. Lovan, F. Cecil Raithel, fish and dancing to the rhvthmlc .pq
A. M. Wilson, R. H. Strickland, H. I II beat of Al Satina and his Air li- i
Radio school students, already R. Godwin, and A. S. Mowry. I Crewmen were: Marie Loper, Salty
enthusiastic about anything con- Sauter, Frances Smith, Chief Sim- .
cerning planes and aerial gunnery, I The Jaxons were honored for cuski, Jessie Ruth Morgan, W. O I
rendering services over and be-
have evinced lively interest in '
a Short, Grace Sealander and the ,.
yond those normally required in
the demonstration. They've been
of the
Armory Boys Sandy
"given the word" and have had !I connection with their duties in the I Dental Department, squiring Lou i/r.w,. ..
their questions answered. They've naval construction program. ise Garrett Janie Brooke and j Ij I
had a chance to see how it feelsto I In a letter to each of the recipients Danny Flax, cutting capers on the { j
fire a ".5" at a moving target; Vice Admiral Ben Moreell, dance floor Mrs. Mitchell and ,
morale, or perhaps rather "that I chief of the Bureau of Yards and her daughter Corinne Anderson 4 n
aircrew-man spirit" is running I Docks, declared: "The Chief of the I II and Peggy Haynes nibbling ,

high, and the impatience and eagerness -I Bureau congratulates you upon potato chips Mr and Mrs.
that these men are display- your outstanding performance and Crowell greeting friends Mrs. !
Ing to complete their training and I loyalty and expresses'his appreciation Penland (of the Coffee Corner)
achieve their "aircrew wings" I of the example you have set switching to cokes Madelyn t. 1 1k
bodes no good for the foeWAVEsllan for your fellow workers in further- Sealander (the answer to a serv-
ing the prosecution of the war on ice man's stare) dancing with
'the vital construction front." Chief Prinz Mrs. Mills the et
Win ---- -- i
I object of admiring glances : ,

Cash In ContestScholastic i Navy To Commission 22 I 1 Ruth Seaman Stickler Stickler very engrossed and Louise with

Strickland representing the Supply
Magazine, known as Negroes; As OHi: rs and Disbursing Girls.

"The American High School Weekly GREAT LAKES, Ill.Selectionof Distinguished guests of the eve-
," plans to publish a weekly column negro candidates who will be ning were : Commander Dolecek rA
in the form of letters from trained at Great Lakes to fill approximately looking handsomely military and .,
WAVES, SPARS, and Marines, I I 22 available billets as having a friendly word for all, Lt qWTae ,
telling what each has been doing I officers in the Naval Reserve is Benson, jovial and full of quips;
either at her present job or during now underway! it was announcedby Lt. Miller and Ens. Stair, lookingon
her training days. the Navy Department. with interest: Lt. Hall, makingup
Each girl whose letter is used I The announcement of commissions for lost time in the fish depart-
will receive $15. Contestants I stated that 12 qualified en- ment, and Lt. Cannon who couldn't
should follow these rules: keep his feet still. "'
listed men will be selected as line
l\Vrite an informal letter of officers with the rank of ensign! The Judges of the jitterbug con-
400 to 800 words just as! if you while ten profsssionally! qualified test found it too difficult to decide ........-t.' Ra

were writing to a friend back negroes will be commissioned as between the teams of Madelyn ,
home. Address is by name: "Dear staff officers: with the rank of en- Sealander and John Fitzwilliams : "{
so-and-so." Your manuscript must and Virginia Perry and George .. .
.
lieutenant
sign or (J lg ) .
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be and double-spaced. .
typewritten Bowers, so called it a tie and "
At the same time the: Navy De- .....::L.. 3'J
2-Of interest would be little I revealed that two antisubmarine awarded each couple $5 00. .:, -

details of your activities, recrea- partment vessels under construction The civilians say this is only the ,... ... .
tional facilities available to you will be manned predominantly beginning] -more parties are in the "' .F .. : ... ,! ,.M.
your responsibilities on the job ([if I by crews. offing. R>v ;. .
is negro i-. ,. .i.
such information compatiblewith -- -- > .
the friends I
security) you
have made, your sightseeing tours, Call the CopelBERMUDA! Navy Mother's Club'Plans .w- .. .. .' \>' < ,,_ vto< .ate
and so forth. (CNS-A) Jeep,
3-Be sure that on each copy of I stolen from a Navy Public relations Dance TonightNavy Master Technical Sergeant Thomas D. "Bozo" Evans strikes a familiar
your letter you have your full officer here last January, has men and women are in- pose for the photographer in the above picture. Sergeant Evans
name, rating (written out), quar- turned up in New York, local authorities vited to an entertainment and has "shipped out" so often in his 18 years in the Marine Corps he
ters, place of duty (if such infor- I report. The identity of dance given by the Navy Mothers' claims to be"able to pack his sea bag in his sleep.
mation is compatible with secur- the thief, who smuggled his loot Club tonight at St. Paul's Parish Often called "Christmas Tree" Evans because of his many hash
ity), and home town adress, including to New York by freighter, has not Hall, corner of Forbes and Acosta marks and ribbons, Evans has planted his feet on the shores of Cuba
house number, street, city, been revealed. Streets. I Guam, Nicaragua, China, Japan, Honolulu, Manila, New Caledonia,
and state. The dance will follow an hour's New Hebrides, New Zealand, Panama and of course, the east
4-Two copies of your letter it to your letter with your name, entertainment by the "Kitchen west coasts of the United States. .
must be sent directly to your Wom rating, and WAVE quarters on Band," under the direction of Lillian :I The hand bag in the picture is not one of Evans' moving .
en's Reserve representative, who the back. Burrs. A war bond prize will It contains strange souvenirs gathered in his travels from an Amer-
will forward them to Washington.5A Manuscripts should be submitted be given by the mothers.'! ican dollar taken from a dead Jap, to arm bands from the headhuntersof
photogroph of yourself in as soon as possible as' the The entertainment will start at New Hebrides. At present Sergeant Evans is Chief Master at Arms
uniform in not essential but wouldbe Scholastic: Magazine suspends publication 2000, this evening, Thursday, 20 for the Marine Aviation Detachment at NATTC. During the football
useful. If you send one, attach in June, July and AUgust. April. season he acted as trainer for Capt. Fred Frink's Air Raiders.

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,__ 20 April, 1944 JAX AIR NEWS Page Three



IY: NAS Hutchinson Is Ouch! Otoe Indians On Warpath To The Tune Of

!' This couldn't happen today, I

!) Newest Member Of but fast.earlier And coming sometimes In off the the war line they, ensignswere pretty(were Marine Hymn; PFC Blackhawk In Training


The NAOTC not quite sure of their duties
Family when reporting aboard ship. AEM Student Reports
One of these 90 day wonders
'.. Transfer of the Naval Air Sta. was standing the night watch I Tribal Dances Honor
tion at Hutchinson, Kansas, to when the
engine room phonedIn
"'., ,_ the Naval Air Operational Train a routine request to "blow Indians In ServiceThe
'
ing Command, which is headed by tubes." "
The ensign was puzzledbut : .: i,
'! Rear Admiral A. C. McFall, was was told it was a perfectly' ,1 ,,' Otoe Indian tribe Is on the
r
announced by the Navy. Simul- normal occurrence. 0 L : Mv ? 'W" ><:' warpath again. This time Insteadof

taneously, Admiral McFall who has "Okay," he said cheerfully, : the moccasined stomping beforea
his headquarters here, disclosed "tell the bugler to blow 'Tubes'." \ blazing fire to the tune of beat-
that training of naval aviators and -- -- { : ing tom-toms, many of their
h' alrcrewmen in multi-place, multi- f 'I Jj : Braves are marc) j G. I,*s to the
engine Liberators will be formally I : ; stral of the Marine Hymn.
r inaugurated 27 April at the new I ; ,. Pfc Doyle Blackhawk, AEM stu
dent in Tralnlr.:; Squadron Two,
?.r unit.Formerly used for primary train. : w i MAD NATTC, is a full blooded
%; Ing, the Hutchinson Naval Air Sta ,.'" ', :..t.v; Otoe from Pawnee, Okla. He knows
,
.,',.' tion was transferred from the Naval ATTCeneris ,:,".j' .'' 'S.S4; the ceremonial dances and traditions
a : Air Primary Training Com- A ; of his tribe, but explains that
': .mand. The announcement explained :, the braves participate in their observance
\ that expansion of the Navy's I II only for rare occasions.
I program for land-based Liberators I SihN Primarily the Otoes devote their
made it necessary to provide complete ..' : time and attention to modern waysof
-I facilities for "an all-inclu e : ." life.
f sive training program of the pilots v "In this war," says Blackhawk,
and aircrewmen who comprise the "the American Indian Is proudly
combat teams." Thus, Hutchinson making every sacrifice for victory.A .
bocame one of approximately lot of my buddies were in the
It's been
25 activities of NAOTC, which Playln possum. a invasion of Sicily; others are fightIng .
breeze for the MA's at Barracks 8'
operates in seven states.In in the Pacific Our tribal dances
these days getting the lads out of these in honor of
his announcement, Admiral days are our boys
McFall pointed out that naval their sacks in the morning. This who have received medals and citations
aviators will go to Hutchinson for admirable new tendency has beenin for bravery, the fellows
, combat training after completing evidence since "Alabama" Du- : who have been wounded, and the
the Navy course In pre-fllght. primary Boze, the newly-crowned heavy fellows who aren't coming back."
weight champ, found a in
flight and intermediate flight possum I _
the head. "Alabama" considers it
training. The aviation radiomen, \
a lucky thing to find a possum, so
ordnancemen and machinist'smates Billeting Expert
he decided he'd give the MA over
crews will who arrive comprise at the Hutchinson combat there a hand with reveille just to : Sleeps In A LobbyWASHINGTON
show his cooperative spirit. After
after completing courses in their reveille sounded. "Alabama" gave I (CNS) Ens.

specialties at Technical Training his mates a reasonable length of Helen McCreight, a Wave, whose
Centers and after graduation from I time to hit the deck, then started I job in the billeting office of the
Naval Air Gunnery Schools. I making the rounds of the sleepy- # Navy Department is to find shelter
It was pointed out that pilots I heads accompanied by his fat and Pfc Doyle Blackhawk, Otoe Indian undergoing instruction in in Washington for Navy per.
and air crews will go through final furry friend. Joe Farrow, S2c, and Training Squadron Two, MAD, says he is going into gunnery. So sonnel, couldn't find a place to
phases of operational training as John Lynch SpM2c were seen to he didn't use an arrow in the above picture but is showing how sleep herself on a recent visit to
combat teams at Hutchinson with do extraordinary high Jumps froma shooting the enemy used to be done in the old days, except that New York.
the teams proceeding directly to- reclining position, and to hear today he is astride the rear cockpit of a dive bomber. Ens. McCreight spent the night
gether to combat areas. them tell it you'd think "Alabama"put In a hotel lobby because she for.
Commander William C King, a tiger in bed with them instead got to make a reservation in ad
USNR, is commanding officer of of a fat and friendly pos- State Senate Executive Officer vance of her week-end trip to the
C. the Hutchinson Air station. The the has Big Town.
training officer is Commander sum. Although possum Boot Paces Here --_._ --
i long since vanished, they're still Going Through
L. Mesker USNR
Douglas bouncing out very snappily at Bar-
Although under the direct supervision racks 8. They're afraid he might Any resemblance between Rob-
of Rear Admiral Mc come back.' ert Wyche Davis, Sr., the execu-
Fall, Hutchinson's Naval Air Sta- Dear Mailman. When we were tive officer of the Florida State

tion is part of the over-all Naval talking to John Lynch, SpM2c, Senate, and Robert Wyche Davis,
Air Training Command, which is about the possum, he told us abouta emay Sr., the Navy "boot," Is purely coIncidental -
direction of Rear Ad-
under the .
and accidental.As .
letter the Jax Post Office re- :
miral G. D Murray, USN, with
at Pensacola, Fla.TabloidTSiowSet. ceived. It read : "Dear Mailman- +, < a' secretary of the Florida
'l',., headquarters Attached is a check for $5.00 for State Senate for 13 years, as Director -
.: which you will kindly send me a 1. o of the Workmen's Compensation -
stamp to make our flivver a legal Division. of the Florida -
means of transportation for the Commission and as Chief
purpose of going to the ration ; Deputy Insurance Commissionerfor

I For SmokerA board for a permit to get gas to i Florida, Bob Davis was QUESTIONSANSWERS
Friday I have our washing machine in strictly an Indoors man.
ARE PRINTED ON
spected We also want to visit the (
As an apprentice seaman, asa
of USO show PAGE 8.1 .
tabloid edition a
ration board to get authority to "boot"at
I trainee and
will be the featured "bill of fare'at tire that car Navy as a 1. If a heifer, a mare and a
buy a new so our Lt. Motley' Recruit Center
the Victory Smoker Friday were all out in the
goose pas-
w. III' may be in suitable condition to go Muscle Farm here, Bob DavisIs
I night at 2000. tax." ture together could this be
pay our withholding
j To round out the acts for a fullevenings strictly-if temporarily-an called a "stag" party, a "hen"
Turmoil at Ship's Service{ The outdoors
man.
entertainment there will party or a mixed party?
also be some of the outstanding disturbance the other day at Ship's Davis who has served as the 2. Whose picture appears on the
j talent from station as well as the Service turned out to be Chief Mal- State Senate's executive officer Purple Heart Medal?
station orchestra, "Jumping Jax" lory trying to catch a small toad under five governors, is going 3. How deep is a fathom?
Heading the cast of the USO en- frog. He made the capture, according through the paces at "bootcamp"now 4. Pilots of fighter planes often
tertainers is Bob White, the mas- to our correspondent Es- and he admits "I'm using boast of the speed of their
ter of ceremonies, who is billed as ther Tippens, but it kept both off muscles I didn't know I had be- craft. The pilot of which of

the "Man of a Hundred Voices them hopping The Fire House OVER THE TOPBob Davis fore" the following Army planes
and a Thousand Laughs" His No 2 Jug Band we told you about I may not be as young as he used "I thoroughly enjoy the experience could boast that he was han-
repertoire of comedy characterizations recently was asked to put on a to be. but the executive officer ," Bob panted the' other day dling the speedier plane?
show at the Naval Air Gunner'sSchool A.. I.ltfiitnlngr,
include impersonations off of the Florida Senate is taking after cavorting around the obstacle It Mustang,
British, German and Jap corre- at Yellow Water They "boot" training -and a log on course like an over-age colt. C" Thunderbolt
spondents reporting the war. made a great hit "Stac" Wasca the obstacle course--In stride.Station's "Sure, I get tired but somehow I 5, Should you find yourself nextto
Petite and vivacious Edy Dale also appeared on the program always manage to keep going and Vincent Sheean at dinner,
ti., ., provides the rhythm with her singing playing everything from Bach to it's doing me worlds of good." appropriate remark for open.
(", and sparkling personality. In Boogie-Woogie Blues They are I Champ War Davis is a resident of Talla- ing a conversation would be

',,:, the past she has been featured giving a repeat performance at a Bond Buyer Is Advanced hassee, the state capital, where his which of these: "What ever
with the bands of Clyde Lucas and Smoker being held for Radio wife and son, Bob, Jr., are making happened to Mr Gallagher?"
Dick Rogers. Colin, the magicianfrom School students in the Aircrewman Continued from p-e* ODf'All' their home. "How do you like being Eire's
North Carolina, Joy Brooks, Room, Barracks 4 Jack Siv- News on April 15. 1913, that Ambassador?" "What will
the fair-haired dancer with a iter SpAlc, ought to give an exhi- he was the only sailor to becomea your next book be about?"
voice and Frank Levlnn bition. He appeared as a featured member of the army's most ex-
weet ac- "House' of f "How many stores are thereIn
.ordionlst and trumpet player, diver and swimmer in JohnnyWelsmuller's clusive club, the San Angelo Army Magic" your chain, "

complete the USO cast. New York Aquacade. Air Field $1,000 War Bond Club, i 6. A bowsprit fa a spar project
All in all a nightful of enter- He'd be a good one to help Ens. Heath wrote to the club at that Show Here 15 MayThe ing forward from a ship's bow.
be in Stefani work up a water carnival. time:
tainment seems to prospect. True or false?
e.T "How about moving over and General Electric "House of T, The famous words, "We have
GI Still Operating making another seat In this ex- Magic" show will be presented at met the enemy and they are
Men With Years clusive club of for a sailor? "
2y2 yours the Main Station on 15 May. ours, were said by an Amerl-
Shore Duly To Sea At Same Old Stand I noticed in the paper about your The discoveries by the Research can. Who?
,
club and I want to put in my three Laboratory of General Electric, A George pewey
Coatioued from page one PORT MORESBY (CNSBackhome cents worth. When the war broke many of which are so spectacularthat 13'.. John Paul Jones,
June. NAT!'Center has also' in the town of New York out, I sold my business which was they do appear to be magic, made a survey and two-and-a- Sgt. Richard Tarsias ran a beauty wholesale radio and enlisted in the were displayed at the Chicago U. Theodore Jtoo8ev lt.
half year shore duty men are shop. Hero in New Guinea he is Naval Reserve and put my moneyin World's Fair in 1933 and at the 8. What's the difference betweenan
being exchanged there now doing the same sort of work. War Bonds, amounting to $25- 1939 and 1940 World's Fairs In aircraft wing and an aircraft .
whenever possible) Incapacitated for further com- 000. Does this rate a membership New York and San Francisco. group?
All extensions granted under I bat action during the Buna cam- Not only did he rate a mem Features in the House of Magic 9. Match these columns correct.
prior shore duty surveys will expire paign, Sgt. Tarsias opened Port bershlp but became the second I show Include the radio rainbow, ly. The items in the second
as of CO June, 1944. There- Moresby's first beauty salon at the highest War Bond buyer In this artificial fever, popping corn by column make the correct book-

after, further shore-duty exten request of Special Services. His exclusive: club which is only opento I radio, motionless motion, lighting author combination with the
0' sions will be granted by the Bureau customers are American nurses enlisted men of both branchesof an electric lamp with a match, the first column ,
only when military necessityties and Red Cross girls. the service who buy at least train that obeys spoken commands, A RcholemA chn V. "Kate (

requires it or where actual $lOOQ In War Bonds, the metal dish that floats in the tooth Kennlgate" I
interchanges cannot be effected ing enlisted personnel attached to 1 Now the officer-in-charge of Ra- air, hearing light, seeing sound, TarUlnglon W "The Robe" '
with the forces afloat. Shore ac- vessels of the sea frontiers with dio Transmitters (a position whichhe the fountain of golden bubbles, how C O'Jtara Mary X. "Indigo"

.witles are expected to give prior- personnel attached to the more active -: has unofficially held all along), to run away from your shadow, C. rhrlnllneVesdon Y" "The

i W!' In rcplacembnt of enlisted personnel seagoing and combat units of Radio Electrician Heath is mar- and running a motor on sunlight, F \1.10)(1 Z. pOlltlfl"' !.
"Hi under
to men who have served the fleet; and that the principle' ried to the former Mary Agnes which sounds very timely in these Dnusiaa lead;' 'i

longest on shore duty. of the shore duty survey also applyto Sapp, of Starke, Flaj| He comes days of fuel rationing. 10. Which is closest to Pearl Har .' ,
BuPers requested also that consideration shore-based fleet activities with- : from a family of 14 brothers and -""'I bor (a) the Panama Canal;
be given to Interchang- in the continental United States sisters Zip Veer rdpi-:pave. A "Ship (b) Tokyo; (c:) Manila'? ;

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The JAX AIR NEWS Ii published weekly at the U. S. I Ai
Naval Air Station. Jacksonville Florida by the Public,
Relations Office at no expense to the government Copies 'a
lire distributed free of charge to enlisted and other Nava I /'
\ Personnel at the Naval Air Station, the Naval Air Tech (
rival 1 Training Center the Headquarter of the Naval I Air of A ChaplainNew
Operational Tralnlne Command Naval Auxiliary Air Sta q i
tIO"\ Green Cove Sprlnes. Naval Auxiliary Air Station
I\ FIeld Naval Air Gunners' School the U. S. Nava I in the ServiceBy
Hospital, and Naval Auxiliary Air FacUlties May per U '
.I I Chas. W. Caldwell
Rear Admiral Andrew C McFall USN
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training Chaplain, Recruit Center, N.AS.
lot about "new orders" in
I've heard a my time
Captain Commandant Arthur Gavin USN ; I tc J'j' but I never gave it too much thought until I Joined

Jacksonville Naval Air Station : the Navy last October as After two
I months of my first active dutyc in the Recruit Cen.

Captain Joseph B. Lynch A-VG), USNR. T 'Si I ter of NAS, I'm quite lure It really exists. This! IsI
Commanding Officer world where new Ideas are created
Naval Air Technical Training Center I la new new.
methods used, new problems always arising.

Captain John J. O'Malley (MC), VSN. I I Imagine if you can, a civilian minister with a line

U.Commanding S. Naval' Hospital Officer i of men-men, mind you-waiting outside his office
each eagerly anxious to get advice, and in some
Commander Edward E. Dolecek. USN I cases heeding it. Imagine, too that this minister

Naval Commanding Air Gunners'Officer.School 1 may have twenty-five different sorts of problems

raised in one day. And if you can imagine: further,!.
Commander Commanding William H. Ashford Officer, Jr., USN thin try to picture this same minister! being conversant -

Naval Auxiliary Air Station Green Cove Sprlnn with the laws and customs of a halt dozen
States instead of the one little community with
Commander Samuel G. Mitchell, a which he deals. Well--I was a minister a few
Commanding Officer
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil Field months ago and none of these fantasms ever flashed -.
across my mind. But I'm in a "new order" now.
Lieut Col. Commanding Chester L. Gawne.Officer.USMC (Ret). They call it the Navy chaplaincy. There anythingcan

Marine Barracks 1 happen, and it does-every day.

Lieut Col. William T. Evans, USMC (Ret, + But it'3 a good life, overflowing with new experiences.
Commanding Officer, c Infections, military discipline, giving and
.Marine Aviation Detachment e t'4'' executing ordera-it'3 a good life, after you get
.. used to it. It took several weeks tossing in bed at
.
The JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service W ENxtkN+''K stwacs. +--
material. Republication of credited matter prohibited + night for me, and the free and "easy life" of bein>i
without permission of CNS. War Department 209 E. *TromJ .m thol you'll keep on eye on her, Sergtonf..' a civilian minister is foreign to vthe Navy way.'*
42nd St., N, Y. C h Even the language is different, here. To "bang ear '*

or "beat your gums' do not mean a pugilistic en-

Captain Gavin's Accomplishments"The counter and a suraical dissection, respectively, as
any Navy man will tell you. It's the language of anew

Skipper has a passion for cleanliness and U. S. Naval Forces Surprise way of living expressed in an exaggerated
beauty" was the way one naval officer put it in American idiom.

referring to the regime of Capt. Arthur Gavin as Some of the chaplain's experiences' are, however,
Commandant of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. laps; Win Air Battle In strangely similar to hit civilian work "When 11

Upon arrival at Jacksonville from Miami, where trouble, see the chaplain" reminds' me a lot of mil
he left a beautiful, smoothly-operating smaller base ministry "out there." Just as before, religion would
Capt. Gavin lost no time in getting down to the Pacific Chaplain Writes seem to be the last resort of most men in service
serious task of making his new station "shipshape" with the chaplain a.' trouble-shooter.''' And 0.1
according to his own successful standards. Some far as interest. in "matters of religion'1 and tho '"

said he started issuing orders about changes he (This Is another port of the letter received b>' Lieut. Harry T. Peters! I "Church being increased, would Say there ii little -
wanted to see effected the moment he disembarked of the NATTCenter, from a Chaplain aboard one of our battleships I increase at NAS over civilian life. And I think
from the plane which brought him to Jacksonville. In the Pacific. The first in a series of three wan published laliitH'4'k, there's a reason for this

Anyway, it wasn't long before all department heads with the concluding Installment scheduled for publication next week) Our ministry at home and our churches everywhere -
had been called together and improvements were SECOND PHASEAs hare failed "to stir the soul" with anythingvital.

being noted on all sides. I' we finished the paragraph An escapist or trouble-shooting religion that

Sandpiles and shacks disappeared and in their I above (published last week) we I i Read Any- Good can offer only balm for the soul or a one way
places sprang up beautiful shrubs; barren lots and thought the letter would be on its ticket to eternity can hardly have a strong appeal
fields suddenly sprouted grass which some of the way to you shortly. We pulled back for men caught in the maelstrom of crushing events
experts said wouldn't grow there; toughened, battle- into a port for fuel and ammuni- Books Lately? The Nary man docs not turn to the chaplain. because
scarred Marines started planting flowers; various tion. There a surprise awaited us. I he respects his. integrity so much but becausehe
enlisted men's barracks started vying with one ant We stocked up quickly and without feels he can help "t,. the pinches."

; other to see which could look the best; firemen, told delay, and when all was in NATTC LIBRARY These men do appreciate, however, a practical
f. "quit behaving so much like firemen," dropped readiness, one bright and sunny Fiction: religion in language they can understand. They desire
their checker boards and horseshoes and went into morning we left port. With a number Battle Surgeon Frank G. Slaughter a simple but intelligent interpretation, and this
competition to determine which fire house could be of battleships, carriers and destroyers Bonln Robert, Standlsh.Dragonwyck is the great task of any chaplain. Judaism and

the cleanest and most efficient; military courtesy, we started out on another tdward: Fancy Anya, Monica Seton Dickens Christianity are both paradoxical religions combin-
sometimes neglected in the rush of preparing for attack. Hackaberry Cavalier, George Sessions ing at the same time the practical and the impossible -

Mar, took on a new meaning; and palm trees suddenly The Nip' were sleeping soundly I Perry.Mongrel. Mattle. Jesse Stuart. I the finite and the infinite To interpret the
were discovered growing beside roads which, when our first flight of airplanes The Saint on Guard, Leslie Charter) impossible ethic of love in terms of the practical
to say the least, had been little better than eyesores. gave notice that Uncle Sam's boys Shore Leave, Frederick Wakeman.. helping of other men, all under the fatherhood of

Tirelessly the Captain pursued his task. Inspections were overhead There is little to A AWOL Treasury, Bertrand of Modern Shurtleff Best Sellers. one God-herein lies the work of the chaplain. Men

-of materiel and personnel and conducted ay about this. You know what Bugles In the Afternoon. Ernest appreciate today this understandable approach to
morning, noon and night-became the order of the happened from jour newspapers cox. "a new faith."
day. Every Saturday morning long before the sun What a shock it must hate been Canape-Vert; Philippe naY-I After the war is won our "new world order" will

was up and on into the afternoon the Commandant's to the 'Hp What a shock it was Fish and! and Pierre Tin Marcelln Fish Philip Wylle- be well on its way. In this country as never before -
personnel inspection party, with the Captain in the to Ii* too, listening In on the radio The Lady and the Arsenic the future may well be in the hands of those
van moved from hangar to hangar, from mess hall the afternoon before the strike to Shearing I II I with war experience. I feel the future church along
to hear a New York Now I Lay Me Down to SIt'f'p, Ludwlg with our other institutions will deal
barracks, from shops to galleys. Cleanliness, news commentator Bemelmans.The depend a great
military bearing and haircuts were the principal blithely tell the world that I Outsider. Irene Cleaton upon the attitudes now being created In our armed
items looked for in those sallies. Then, during the our next stop would be just wherewe I The Sea Eagle, James Aid ridge. forces night attitudes will bring a better world;

day from morning till night during weekdays, the were going. Thank heavens the 1 The Box Office Visitor: ,a Carl collection Randau.of famous short wrong attitudes will bring: a worse world. The chap-
intrepid Captain moved into the buildings-hangars, I Japs did not believe him and we stories from which outstanding motion lain, dealing with men of intelligence and a sincere
offices mess halls, shops, barracks, storerooms, caught them flatfooted You hate I pictures have been made composed willingness to help build a better world, has a crucial
quarters-always looking for signs of shabby house-i seen the score. Even the Japs In Eaton: by Marjorie Barrow and George part to play in developing attitudes based upon

keeping. I Tokyo admitted this raid made Broken River, John and Ward Haw genuine religion. His ]limitations are few; the out
them very unhappy kin come of his possibilities are inconceivable.
Every Sunday the Skipper and his wife made '
The Cise of the Drowsy Mosquito, Erie ...
their own private inspection tour of the Station.It I Well, we thought that this strike Stanley! Gardner.

,1 was then that the Commandant, unhurried by a i would end our battle proclivities The Dark Continent, Richard Sullivan. AMUSEMENT CALENDARNumber
thousand demands upon his time, had an opportu- momentarily but we did not even The Losteekend. Charles Jackson.
back to She Came to the Valley Cleo Dawson ( after each show Is dale at
pity to determine how his plans were working out. go port. Instead we pickedup The Touch of Nutmeg, John Collier. Student playing
Officers'
And woe unto those who'failed in their tasks! a little fuel at seaind started, Non-Fiction: Auditorium)
I
At first there was resentment 'in some quarters as out again to take another bite out Aircraft Electrical Engineering! FREE MOVIES
nation' personnel heard over and over again from of the Nipponese empire. This time i dolph Matson Ran-I Main Station Auditorium ..
those we were not so fortunate-at least Book of the' Navy Adolphe Robt>rll.I .
who kKeu-how the Commandant operated that DarJ.-
I The Curtain Rises. Quentin Reynolds Today-"Jain Session," Ann Miller, Jess
we did not in with
get a
there were "two ways to do everything, the 'Gavin surprise The Long Balkan Night Leigh White I Sport Short (23)).
t< "Andy Hard Blonde Troubkl'U4J.y.
:
}
Moving along the afternoon before ph Ray.Military .
and all started discovering that while the
Skipper
I honey, Lewis Stone
Decorations and Campaign ((21). '
the strike one of our ships ,
was running a "tight ship' everyone who was doing Service Bars ot the U. S, Cromwell l\londa-"ramplco Edward O. Robinson, Victor
his the best saw a submarine in the distance, Gibbons
job i in interests of the Naval service
not only was all with another saw a Jap plane BO we Tarawa, Robert Sherrod, McLoglen. Lynn Karl. March of Time (25)).
getting along right Capt. knew that our goooe was cooked Ten Escape From Tojo, Melvin H MeAmen Tut"8day-\'olce in the \\'Ind." France Lederef
Gavin, but also was receiving encouragement from Sigrid Gurle
time to time, and that included a brilliant mile M> far as secrecy was concerned. Amen, S. A Constantino, Jr. \\' Jnt'f> (26)). "
from the Skipper when he appeared for an inipcctio Just after sunset the Jape confirmed I Ammunition: Its History Developmentand ldaY-"Trocadt'ro. Johnny Dowixw, Rosemary
our fears and In came the first Use, 1600-1943! MelvIn M. John- I Lane. Sport Short (26)).
of a long series of night attacks son and Charles T. Haven. (Today at Student Officers' auditorium only
How to Think About War and Peace, .
Then the Gavin started
campaign bearing fruit- Twice there was a brief lull in Mortimer J. Adler "Mystery of the 13th Guest," and "Days of Glory
in the form of efficient operation in all departmentsat the attack alter planes were shot Jean Malaquals' War Diary, Jean Mala- I on Friday )
the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. All hands, down I quals.
and
freed from fear which was born of ignorance inmost we thought they had The Lion Rampant. L. De Jong and NATTC
given up and gone home. How J. W. Stoppelman.. Today, 1800, 200o.-"UUF'ALO BILL." Joel McCrea -
but which vanished when it becameknown
cases Marines at war, *Hl., AImee .
Crane
wrong we were But the Japs
that the fellow who was honestly doing his learned Pacific Partner, George H, Johnston Maureen O'Hora, Linda Darnell.
job was obtaining those contagious smiles from the there is nothing so "ornery Practical Radio Communication, Arthur I FRIDAY, Saturday, 1800 2000-"SUING SII1tTMAILiE. :
and mean"
as an American sailor R. Nllson. "
Commandant instead of verbal wallops in the seats Ann Sotliern and James Ctftlj
: hauled his Radio Operating Questions ,
from dreams. Arthur
Asleep R. Sunday, 1300, 1530: 1800 2000-"III GOOD LOOK-
: of their pants, then really got into the spirit of the fiften Nllson
thing. Even the conferences of department heads only minutes after a mid- Relative Movement Pt. :5 I In the Ah. I IN." Eddie Qulllan, Harriet IIHIIard Oxle Nelson's -
attack when
night word came "en- Navigation Series
held weekly at first, dwindled to perhaps bi-weekly and Jack Teagarten'a orchestra.
"
They Sent Me to Iceland
Now Jane
emy planes closing. we were"mad" Good
Monday, 1800, 2000-"JAM SESSION." Ann Miller
or even only once a month dell.
and inside of
twenty minutes Victory! at Midway, G. Bailey I Coale and Jets l ukE'r. A musical with the orche
NAS-Jax had become "Gavinized" and practically four Jap planes had fallen, I Wlngates Raider: : Charles I J. Rolo.: : of Jan Garber, Louis Armstrong!! :, Alvino Key, .
everybody liked it. "blazing infernos." There was no The Axis on the Air Harold Etlllnser Gray Charlie
,
Barnett and Powell.
ten thousand monumentsin sleep from then on. We estimated The Bayous of Louisiana, Harriett T. Teddy
Now, the Station boasts Kane. Tuesday, 1800 2000"-THE MILLION DOLLAR
trees, flowers, and shrubbery-all erected to the that the worst would come at daybreak Command at Sea; a guide I for the HII)." East Side Ki.li.otlneMUy .
Skipper's tireless energy and products of his deter. It did and only one of the Condition Naval Officer Harley F. Cope \\' 1800 2000-"ANDY HARDY'S BLOND
Red Frederick J, &II.
mination to use cleanliness and beauty as important attackers escaped our fire. Cow by the Tail Jesse James Benton. TROUBLE: Mickey Itooney, Lewis Stone', BonlU
steps in achieving efficient operation. (To BE CONTINUED) Crusade for Pan-Europe, Richard N. Grain'Ilk*.

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i a. R a rw.mtww na w.. +....+wti"1 M"" .. AiY {j Honorable Discharge' I Women!!

(5ndngLa1n ; Buttons AvailableMen A chemist at last has been able
to analyze a woman. The results
: receiving discharges from I are as follows: Symbol, W.O. Phys
$ -yj; :;( ;-iH the Navy under honorable conditions r
..... '< < ical properties, various shapes and
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: ./9 k By Steve Kalagian. Y2c Discharge Button which they may. condition, surface of face always
wear on their civilian clothing. being protected by coat of paintor
A I Handled by the discharge records 'I cosmetics and reveals in revealing -
officer
1 high ranking was section of the Station Personnel self In privacy. Boils readily .
standing next to his car near II office, a notation is made onI I and freezes up Just as quick.

the Senior B.O.Q. when a-student the man's discharge certificatethat Melts when properly handled. Very,
officer came running he has been presented the but- ,bitter if not used correctly.
{ 1T e ton and is entitled to wear it as of .
% Chemical properties extremelyactive
r down the stairs. In his hastehe that date. ,
under conditions.
: passed by the senior officer Since these buttons were only Posssses a great proper affinity for gold

without saluting.The authorized last November, vthere and precious stones Violent reaction
latter called him back and aro many men and women who when left alone by man. Has!
may have been discharged from ability to absorb objects unhesitatingly
asked, "Son, haven't you forgotten
something?" I the service prior to that time, also to absorb the meetexpensive
The young officer pondered fora either Navy, Marine or CoastGuard foods when the occasion -
i. while then snapping his fingersin Eligible persons desiring arises. Turns green when
remembrance he exclaimed, "Oh, .them may apply for them In per- placed next to a better appearing
yea, I forgot my brief case." I son at the Station. They must sample. Ages rapidly, leaves quick-
have their discharge certificates ly. Fresh variety has great
Then without another word he magnetic
(., \i1h. )' :i t\4\. rushed back into the B.O,Q. with them. attraction Highly explosive!
: < Written requests should be directed especially when placed in inexperienced
to the Bureau of Naval Per- hands
Take it or leave it, but this ac- sonnel D. C.
Washington, KANEOKE KLIPPER.
) happened to a couple of I
WAVES --
on the station. They were
on their way to chow when they Hotel Hints I LUCKY FELLOW

... passed the Police Barracks. Sud I NEW YORK (CNS)-In order I SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (CNS)]
"Klnda hot for denly from out of nowhere came to assure servicemen of adequate -Lt. Richard Birk, of Burlingame,
i today inspection, huh, Cap? the well-known _"wolf yell." Not hotel accommodations on leaves, Cal, bailed out of his flaming; s
being "the type', the girls con hotel men have urged GIs to make plane over the shark-infested sea.
troduced the first loose-leaf sys- tinued on their way, not daring to their reservations well ahead of Before he landed, however, a whale
B rcezes tem. look back because they were-sure time, stating the hour of their ex- appeared, chasing all the sharks
r r it was a couple of sailors trying pected arrival, the length of their I away. Later a Navy plane spotted
Humor From Poor Daddy to get acquainted.But stay, the number in their party, him, dropped a first aid kit and
Salty Two little girls returning home finally curiosity got the best the type of accommodations desired -! sent a tug to his rescue
$;$ Here And There from Sunday school were heard to of one of them. She turned around and the hour of expected departure -!I -__ '-i I .:

say: quickly and gave a furtive glance. I If.... The JHX *Tr >*w. Horn*!
More Ammunition "Do you believe In the devil?" Imagine her surprise when it I ; -- ---
Father was reading his newspaper "No, it's just like Santa Claus, 'wasn't a sailor after all, but the "TampicoJ Star
:11 and mother was scanning a It's jour father." Police mascot, a dog named Rev-
'"iH letter from her son. She interrupted S r r eille. ,
,
father's reading. "Bill says Gratitude ; It I
Vero Beach is wonderful He likes Lady: "Are you the sailor who Plug-Two good pictures are V
his buddies fine-and he needs more saved my little boy from drown- slated for showing at the Main S
:II' money for ammunition." ing"OI Station Theatre this week. One of
r : "Yes, ma'am them, "Tampico," starring EdwardG.
:: Substitute Lady: "Well, where's his hat" Robinson, Victor McLaglen, and
Overheard in Ship's Service: r. Lynn Bart, is the story of the mer-
""'wt.-r, bring. rue an order of Shortot\ :chant marine. The other, "Voice in
I Jioestilng potatoes. I'll just lace I A Dig Blonde: \\hat's the mat- the Wind" has already receivedrave
up this so-called' IIt.ak61' it, Iter'? Don't you love me anymore notices in New York. It's on $:
and give my. shoe stamp to mj ?" the heavy side, though, and if ,
wife." A Short Uolf: "Sure I do, but you're looking for comedy, you'd
S r r I' can't I rest awhile, boneyj?" better stay away.
F..arly-Wh1 S r *
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+ Early to bed and .early to rise, Corpsman In Chicago men and women in 1
Your gal goes'out with other giija.; "My brother is a panhandler." uniform receive: from JJ6 to' 40 '
a r r r Really'" per cent discount on' admissionprices at r xM
Just A Child "Yea, he's a hospital corpsman," to movies. Also all the Servicemen -

"Little boy, why aren't you in J5f- I Centers furnish free tick-
school?" ets to all entertainment in the city
"Hell, lady,' I ain't but three I New "Rec" Room (and that includes. nlO1.'ie8). Not 4:
years old." : For Aircrewmen I bad, ia it, mates, if you're stationed
I
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I near the right city
'1 Handy HubbyA Continued from pare one r .
I Instructor and I* in ; ae
gunnery SMOKIES to the
-According
husband who comes in handy I
; around the house Is much better charge of the unit. latest casualty figures a man in '
than one who comes in unex- I The veteran Airciewmen related the Navy has four times more p a
;fi' pectedly. battle stories and experiences, : chance of being killed than wounded -
." I' many of them on the lighter side, i three times more of being listed -
r. In Back and later answered numerous questions missingThe line In front : i
: I put to them by the students. I of the enlisted men's barber shops Y
: I"J Caller: "I'm from the electric i
Lieut. Randall W. Weeks and last Friday looked like a Legionconvention
ttU company, madam I understand I
) there is something in the house I Billy Reed, Y2c, shared honors as in the "good old da).*". I

. :. that won't work master of ceremonies. Music, sweet I The radio program, "Navy I r qa
and low and hot and solid, was I InI
Wings, which is transcribed
Lady: "No, he's in the backyard .
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1 ." provided by Stanley Wasco harmonica the Main Station auditorium draws I 4 ;
I r r I ; Frank Ursits, concertina; more people every week, even
;- Sensation H. M Smith, guitar; W. Powell, though no attendance is solicited,
,'it "Whata a shoulder trap'" trumpet; and Lieut. Weeks, piano. I II The clock In the library hasbeen
< "A narrow piece t>] ribbon that Refreshments were on the Welfare I going on 11:30 for six months
'. keeps an attraction from becoming I Department now Who knows, maybe one of I
: a sensation" Humor and informality#were the these days it'll make up Its mind, a a>'
'1' r r over: of the night. Nimble think- Now somebody suggests that
Pig Latin ing Billy Reed started the festivi- we ought to have a "HAVE beauty

g. Excited( Girl: "Oh, Chief, please ties and brought down the house content" at least we won't
='. help me, I've just lost IU j' Aunt's "I came here by bus," he said have to worry whether the win-
Ia)'." "The driver kept looking at me as ner will come down and see us or
Chief: "Stop talking pig latin, ;' if I hadn't paid my fare. I kept not. It is reported that a relief -
find perhaps we can get homewhere. looking back at him as if I had. client wrote the following line s
- ." The bus was so slow, my clothes In a letter she sent to relief au-
outmoded when I got the e."
. were thorities, "In accordance to jour ,
Better Off The rec room was decorated by letter I have given birth to t" -t, '
'f A lot of girls who complain the Aircrew men-to-be with the assistance I hope this Is satisfactory." .108.// !" .-' W ,
about their boss being dumb, wouldbe of Lieu(. James M. Moore, Quick work, we'd say Giving you "that look" is Lynn Ban who was most recently seen
., out of a job if the boss were I I Ijr., officer-In-charge of the First ING LAMP'S OUT. I on the station in "The Bridge of San Luis Rey." Bluejacket movie
Navy Regiment. On the bulkheadsare patrons will be given another opportunity to see the engaging Miss
smarter
S I numerous cartoons and com- ner in action. The painting was Bari in "Tampico" when it plays at the Main Station Theatre next
First StorekeepersAdam bat illustrations of Naval Aircrew- done by C. Heston AMM2c, and I Wednesday, April 24. The same picture will be seen at the Student
and Eve were the first I men. Facing the entrance is a life the cartoons by Frank Endres, Officers' auditorium on April 25, the Hospital, April 26 and the
systematic storekeepers. They in- I size oil painting of an aerial gun- I AMM3c. NATTCenter, April 28 and 29


, Male Call by Milton Camff, creator of "Terry and the Pirates" __ Son Of The Beach.WELI.SAY I

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' It's Probably Another Strike Final Matches Up 5 Sailors and 2 Marines


I L For Decision In Win Boxing Championships


Five sailors and two marines, the survivors of a field &\ 4

NAS Golf TourneyWinners 96 contestants, reign supreme in boxing circles at NATT ,

% following the conclusion of the NATTC boxing tournamentlast
will be the
soon across
| finish line in the Naval Air Sta- Thursday night. __
: 4 | tion golf tournament with the final I- me seven cnampions are:

: week of play in the offing. Doctor Decides Famous Heavyweight Marine D. O.
1 .Cohen, Boston, Mass.!
\ V Gregory PTl, the medalist
; _ 'takes on the victor of the I. W. Mile Rjunner Is Fit Light heavyweight Sailor

Hayes, AEM, vs. V. L. Landrum, Alabama Dubose, Elba, Ala.llIddlcwf'lhtllarlne .
ai VM match for the first flight Glenn Cunningham, king of / Walter"
I crown. .... American mile runners, became onahue, Kanaas City.
i in apprentice seaman in the
Senior welterweight Sailor J.
\ J. Dillon, TTB, opposes John -
1 Slater. PT1, for the second round Vavy last week E. Lally, Superior, \\'is.
i \ d4\ championship.B. When "unningham appeared'or Junior welterweight Sailor
1 the induction examination, a
p Lee'Ittst.adt, Baltimore
Olson of the Hospital, will
+ } I loctor observed the scars which UJhhVt"lght-8allor J. It.

clash with the winner of the E. S. Taylor
dad been left by burns when the Washington, I). C.
I Burke. T4, vs. G. F. Bundy, A and
I IR I duel. famous runner was a child. Featherweight Sailor II>.
/ "Can you get around all Sclfman, Brooklyn
In semi-final matches last week,
the doctor asked"Yes" .
I V. H. Gregory, PT 1, defeated H I right Golden Gloves> were presentedto "
B. Harward, A and R, 4 and 3,1 Cunningham replied" the winners and silver glovesto
: the only match played in the first I with a straight face. the runners-up In the' seven
The doctor him
: I flight. I II passed weight classes. All finalists also

I Two matches were played in the I II were awarded photograph certlficates. -
I second flight. P. J. Dillon, VTB The awards were max!" i) t

., I took a :$ and 2 decision over T. E. SSA Is Choice To by Capt. J. B. Lynch, Commanding -
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',.' .*,:: :::-x: ..:. ':'i'i Benson R 27-while John Slater, i iI Officer of NATTC, at the
) I PT 1 took a 4 and 3 verdict over I conclusion of the bouts.In .
: : H. Cayne T 1 Take NAS TitleIn one of the feature bouts

{ ti The single match played in the. which drew screams and cheers
third last week D. Ol-
flight saw from the large crowd of offlC't"I'santI
sen, Hospital notch a 1 up triumphover VolleyballWith enlisted" men, Marine Dona
'. ;: .J M. A. Price A and R. hue
a hard fighting southpaw,
y hX{ -' only two games to took a close three-round decision
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play, Ships i Store Ashore I from Sallbr Peter Jensen, of

f" Bombsight Holds looms as the choice to cop/ theCommandant's I Gary Ind. This highly spirited
match was about the' best of the
Walter Ward. of Cleveland, Ohio, whose 15 year bowling record i Volleyball Lead Cup Volleyballtitle. night. Donahue, who had defeated -
includes 16 :SOO" games scored a tremendous hit with NAS bowl- three other opponents In elimination

ing fans. He gave two shows at the NATTC on Friday and two at : The NATTC officers' volleyball Already SSA paced by Billy ( rounds, bloodied Jensen'snose

Main Station on Saturday league is developing into a two- Lantz and Ray Norman, has piled in the" first round. There
-------- --- I team race with the crack Bomb- up a total of 20 straight wins for were no dull moments, and the

sight team still maintalnnig its the season, 11 in a row in league two fighters gate nil they had.
: 7 undefeated record. Bombsight has competition and nine up to now in The derision drew boos from the
; ; : ; ; won six matches without a loss the playoffs. partisan Navy crowd. Two

being pressed by AEM, with a Squadron VF 4 won three games judges favored Donahue, while
record of five and one. I sparkling play of Chief King and one voted for Jensen."

In matches last week AEM I Chief Williams, is second in the Dubose Winner
downed the Marines 15-4, 15-9.; Dubose had too much on the ball

Dispensary defeated TTT, 7-15 I Playoff Standings for his opponent Sailor J. Caseyof
15-5, 17-15; the Marines outplayed i Won LoI Wilmington N. C., in the light
Athletic and Welfare, 15-10, 15-8; Ship Store Ashore <} 0
heavyweight contest. Dubose stag-
Squadron VF 4 7 1
and Bombsight whipped AGO 15-8, I SeamanXGuard 6 1 gered Casey with a hard right to .
\ 158. Ordnance and Gunnery 4 2 the chin at the close of the first

By Edmund Walsh, Y2' The field in the NATTC Ship's Assembly Recruit Center and Repair 4 1 3 3 round and almost scored a kayo in
Company double elimination vol- Parachute Loft 2 2 I the second. Hard rights and lefts
leyball tourney has narrowed downto VO-VCS 2.4 put Casey down for a nine count.
Walter Ward, one of America's foremost bowlers for the three teams. They are TTB, Squadron VPT VPB 2 2 (1)(2) 3 3 CSquadron 6 i Casey was down again, with the

i post fourteen years, had something to say about post-war TTM and TTG-O VM Unit I 1 5 I count reaching seven, as the bell
TTB, favored to win the tour- Docks-Ferries 0 8
1 bowline which impressed us with its soundness. ended the round. Casey gamely rallied -
1 ---- nament, scored two victories last in the final stanza! and Dubose
,
We talking about the trend
were I week defeating TTG-1 15-2, 15-3.; standing with seven victories I had to be content with a unani-
q In bowling which is making it a Reaches and the Band, 15-12. 15-5. against a single defeat. mous decision.
with rather A and R
game popular everyone -- : SSA's remaining contests are
I than just with older men. I with Parachute Loft and SquadronVPB Heavyweight Cohen had a bad
Servicemen, who never bowlex Lieut. Tony Hinkle, Great Lakes 2 ((2)). second round against his heavier
before are becoming fascinated Final Round Of I football and basketball coach, has In games during the past week, Marine opponent S. Tanzman of '.... ,.
recently been named athletic officer Brooklyn, but he had the edge in
by the game, said the I SSA defeated VPB 2(1)( ) 15-2 and I
noted kegler"oung fellows I at the Naval Training Sta- 15-7. VO-VCS 15-1 and 15-3, Seaman the first and third to cop the duke i f'
Speedball Play tion, succeding Lieut Comdr. J. Both fighters drew blood with their (
who are looking/ for recreation : I Guard 15-10 and 15-1 and A I

often find facilities for sports I Russell_____Cook._ n I .. ntlnard on pep ...m Continued on page seven
like baseball and basketball overtaxed i Assembly and Repair is atop the -- -

and drift into the bowling/ Commandant's Cup S pee db a II Presenting Champions Of NA TTC Boxing Tournament
al t'.s. League with thrills, spills and hot- lI lI lI lI lI l-

"Once a man starts", bowling, I ly contested games marking the

he never quits lie may layoff play.
for a while. but there U always Since the results of speedball'i
the lure of the "300" game, and volleyball determine the an- !

vvhiclier>' few reach Bowling nual winner of the Commandant's I i kH
Isn't like other games where a Cup A&R is driving hard to clinch
competitor can foe satisfied more the crown. I

easily. I Only four teams are battling for
"A home run in baseball, a I the NAS speedball title A&R, Re- I
perfect shot In basketball and a cruit Center Seaman Guard and
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touchdown run in football all Ordnance and Gunnery. If a team a
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come more often than a '300' I loses two games, it is out of the I *. a

game," said the man who has 16 running. : ;. ;
l perfect" games! In his record I Already Ordnance and Gunneryhas
lost two and is eliminated.A&R .
In another enlightening statement :
is undefeated and two teams
Ward pointed out that he
omits trick shots from his bowling E S : x
High Scorers
repertoire before Army and Navy 1'ufaU
audiences for a definite reason. Bishop Recruit Center "W
"Trick shots are crowd pleasersbut Johnson, Recruit Center 13
If a bowler concentrates on Shields O&O A&R 11 11Shoqutst
Sernour
fancy stuff, he doesn have enough A&R 10 )
.
time to work on his game. I'll take \Varwick Seaman Guard 10
any split which might come up in Weiner. A&R 9

the course of a game and show the :
Recruit Center and Seaman Guard it's
a ;
boys how to make it. Learning to i.
have won one and lost one.
mike the split shots is what helps (
I Lieut. John Janusas, commissioner -
a player boost his score. of the Speedball League j

Ward gave four exhibitions, two states that the game is a combination \
at NATTC and two at main sta- I of basketball, touch foot- ; ..ltIIf'_.
tion during his Friday and Saturday ,
ball and soccer with a penalty shota :_
visit. : .... -
la hockey added. ..
Only Sailor to edge him out in A&R won a thriller last Tuesday N\g ,
a game was Paul Moore, AM 2c' when Ruffino kicked a goal for a
of A and R, who rolled a sizzling2M 15-13 triumph over Seaman Guard

game while Ward had a 189. i, In the game the scoring by pointswas
I I
I : A&R Weiner ((2)), McClos-
Sports writers of the Associated key (5)), Cequay ((1)), and Ruffino

Press participating in the ((5)). Seaman Guard, Turner ( it 4I
Syndicate's annual poll this Week Fogg (3)) and Medley (6)( ,
named their ('hokefor the" f'n- I Recruit Center downed O&G, 45 a'

nants, 57 of 67 writers namingthe to 19. The scoring was: Recruit

St Louis Cardinals to repeatIn Center, Bishop ((25)). Newman ,

the National League while 30 i ((10)), OQuinn ((5)) Johnson (3)( : .
of 61 writers chose the Yankees and Oliver (2)) O&G, Shields ((7Brannon >
t,, repeat in the American ((4)), Long ((4)). Doyle (2)) .

league.. and Jordon ((2). rii"T-i
Here's how the sports writerssee Seaman Guard defeated O&G, Here are the seven winners in the recently concluded boxing tournament at (" Stanumg. '

the finish: National League 22 to 6. Point totals were: Sea- from left to right Lightweight J R Taylor Middleweight Walter Donahue Light Heavyweight

St. Louis, Cincinnati Chicago) man Guard, Warwick (10). Fogg: Alabama Dubose, Heavyweight D. O Cohen. Kneeling Junior Welterweight Lee Wittstadt, Featherweight -

Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, ?dew York, (5), Lyda (5) and Turner ((2) ; Hy Scifman, Senior Welterweight, J. E. Lally. Donahue and Cohen"*" are marines, the others
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Great Lakes Has The RunwayContinued I Capt. Smith Takes /I t They Roll Their Own


Crack Ball TeamWho's from pace six
Philadelphia and Boston AmerIcan -

worried about the Great League: -New York, Washington Helm; Capt. Gavin

Chicago, Cleveland, St.
.kes baseball team? It couldn'tbe
Louis! Boston, Detroit, and
Lieut. Mickey Cochrane, who Philadelphia. Gets Sea CommandContinued
has coached the Naval Training
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Station's '42 and '43 championship from page .ue '
A brief paragraph in the local
squads. cember, 1922.
Take a look at this lineup of papers last week containedsad Capt. Smith had flight trainingat
candidates who have reported to news for NAS football followers.2nd ]) the Naval Air Station, Pensa-

practice. Outfielders, Dick Wood- Lieut. Olin Cooksey, halfback cola, from January until September F Gaa It
ling, Cleveland, Indians Schoolboy and fullback on the 1942 team was 1923. He was designated naval &;
killed in a crash at Cherry Point, t ,
Rowe Detroit and Philadelphia aviator on June 23, 1923, and was
and Whitey Platt, of the Chicago N. C. ordered to the USS Wright air-
Cubs. Assigned to Seaman Guard whileon plane tender, for duty. He was sta-

Infielders, Johnny McCarthy, duty here, Cooksey was one of tioned at the Norfolk Naval Air ,
the hardest working members of #
New York Giants and Boston Station from November 1923, until
Braves, Merrill May, Philadelphia, the 42 squad. He left soon after June, 1924, when he joined Obser-
the season for flight training winning -
Al Glossop, Brooklyn and Roy vation Squadron Six attached to
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his Christi.He
at
Hartsfield, Atlanta. 'I swings Corpus the Wright. He served in the USS

Catchers Chicago '' completed operational training Texas from June, 1924, until June,
Clyde McCullough, here last January.
Cubs Bill Baker, Pittsburgh 1925 and in the USS Marylandfor
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Pirates, Dick West Cincinnati one year afterwards. He had
Reds and Joe Glenn New York Should the St. Augustine duty at Pensacola from July, 1926,
Yankees and Kansas City Blues. Coast Guard nine play at Mason until September of 1928 and in

Pitchers Gene Thompson, Cin- Field this summer, NAS fans October of that year was assignedto
will a chance to see last basedon
get Scouting Squadron Three
finnatl Reds Schoolboy Rowe, Ed year's :St. Louis Cardinal second Shown watching over the new WAVE Red Cross unit at the
the USS Lexington.
tVeiland, Chicago White Sox, Virgil baseman Lou Klein The ex-lied I Naval Air Station are Mrs. A. C McFall (standing at far end of
Trucks, Detroit Tigers, Bill Bird star is a seaman' second I The new Commandant at Jacksonville table) and Mrs. Fred Gage (standing right). The WAVES caught
Brandt, Pittsburgh Pirates, Frank was aide and flag lIeuten- here in the act of rolling bandages volunteered for this Red Cross
Trexler, Indianapolis Indians and class.S a a ant on the staff of the Commander, I work in addition to their regular Navy duties.
Charlie Shupp, Louisville Colonels.i Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Fleet,
To Paul :Mos the
------ JiJ-- Ensign goes from July, 1930 until July, 1931.
spoils nod of the week. It was His next duty was inspector of

SSA Is Choice To Take only last summer, when Ensign naval aircraft, Pratt and Whitney Red Cross Is AidedByWAVEAuxiliary
Moss out of boot
just camp reported -
Aircraft Company, East Hartford,
NAS Volleyball Title to the baseball team
as a
Conn. He reported for that duty in
Continued from page lib catcher.He August, 1931 and was detached in
and R, 15-13, 13-15 and 15-1 was then a seaman second
:May. 1933, with orders to the Naval -
Squadron VF 4 won three games, class. By August he was aSp. War College, Newport, R. I. Aiding the regular Station Red
downing VPB 2 ((2)) 15-6 and 15-10. (A) 3c assigned to the physical He completed the junior course Py Cross workers in making surgical

Recruit Center, 15-8 and 18-16, and training department. He attendedthe there a year later and joined dressings at their Tuesday night
VM 15-7: and 159. Physical Instructors' school at Fighting Squadron Five aboard the sessions is the newly formed

Seaman Guard won four games, Bainbridge, Md., and returned here USS Lexington He assumed com- I WAVE Auxiliary Red Cross unit.
triumphing over Recruit Center with the rating of Sp (A) Ic. mand of that squadron in June, Heading the WAVE group is

15-11. 14-16 and 15-8 DocksFerries He passed his examination for 1936 when it was transferred to iOn i Lieut.
3-15 and 8-15 VO-VCS 15-6 Chief in December and applied fora the USS Ranger. the Softball field in the Cody with Mrs. A. C. McFail, wife

and 15-5 and VPB 2 ((1)) 12-15, commission which came throughlast Wide Experience WAVES recreation area practice of Admiral McFall, Chief of Naval

]:::1-9 and 1510.A week. Ensign Moss has been )i Capt. Smith was in the Officers' games are continuing throughout'this '' Air Operational Training, and Mrs.

and R added three victories detached for training at Ft. Schyuler i Personnel Division, Bureau of week with teams beginning to Fred Gage wife of Commander

beating Parachute Loft 15-1 and N. Y., prior to going to sea. Navigation Navy Department shape up for the league tourna- Gage, Yard Officer, acting as

15-9, VPB 2 ((1) 15-3: and 15-2, and --"'= +-- I from June, 1937, until August, : ment. Lt. (jg) Katherine Rahl sponsors of the new organization.

VPB 2 ((2) 15-16 and 155. 1 1939, when he reported to the WAVES Athletic and Welfare Ofannouncementteams Among those who have joinedthe
Docks-Ferries lost to VPB 2(1) A and R Reaches Finalsof Bethlehem I Shipbuilding Co. plantat i ficer states that of new Red Cross unit are Ann

5-15,15-12 and 15-9, to VPB 2 (12)), Speedball Playoffs Quincy, Mass., where the USS captains and game schedules ,Hughes Audrey Parker, Trudy
3-15 and to VO-VCS I Van Sickle, Rita Dessie Ab-
and 3-15. Wasp was building. He went will be made next week. I Kelly,
13-15 and 1215. I Continued from pace tlxO&G I aboard when she was commissioned I bott, Agnes Hunt, Edna Jenkins,
Shields (5)) and Doyle (2). I The WAVES Camera Club meetsin
VPB 2 ((2) beat VM 15-7 and : April 25 1940 and servedas Thoreau Raymond Katharine Doe,
15-7. and VO-VCS 7-15, 15-6 and A&R: won its other victory over I her navigator until October two sections, on Wednesday and Roberta Williamson, Eleanor Flint,
Recruit Center its chief rival for I evenings at 1930 at the
Thursday
35-1.
12 1941. From November, 1941, Margaret Stewart Gladys Price,
I Duval Street USO in Jacksonville.
the Commandant's Cup, 3717. The :,
Doris
Defenderfer
------"'=S4- -- '[until April, 1942 he was aviation -I and Mary Louise
scoring in this contest was: A&R, Completion of the course, being Smith.
officer the staff of the
5 Sailors and 2 Marines Seymour ((10), Shoquist (10), i Commander, on Scouting Force, Pa- taught by George W. Farrell, i The WAVE Red Cross workersare
Weiner (7), Chaput ((7)), Krupper I RMlc, formerly a photographer in
cific Fleet. From April, until September ., receiving instructions on rolling -
Win Boxing Championships will entitle WAVES to.
((3), Hendrickson (2) and Trent- Chicago,
I bandages from Mrs. H. S,
1942 he served avia-
as
Continued from .ix ham ((1). Recruit Center, Johnson I membership in the USO Photog- Duckworth
page I Mrs. J. R. Perry, Mrs.E. .
explosive punches. ((10)), Bishop ((5)), and O'Quinn ((2). tion officer. Amphibious on the staff Force of the, Pacific Commander ]!. raphy Club, with the use of dark- H. Thouren, Mrs. E. M. Shields,

Lally, a clever boxer, von a The championship will be decided -I Fleet. Then in September, 1942. he room and equipment. A safe place Mrs. George Sidenberg Mrs. R. R.

close decision from Sailor G. H. this week-end with A&R: I'was transferred to duty as Chief of is being provided there for keeping Marken, Mrs. Frank J. Hynes, Mrs.
i It Isley of Burlington, N. C. in the meeting: the winner of the Recruit I Staff, Fleet Air Alameda. !I cameras. Others interested in join- Walter Snook, Mrs. A. C. Cool-

" t. senior welterweight match. Witt- Center-Seaman Guard battle. He has the Victory Medal, At- ing may sign up by calling the idge and Mrs. E. E. Smith.

f' stadt had a little too much for lantic Fleet Clasp, the American WAVES Welfare Office, 763. I Aided by this new WAVE or-

,,. Marine E. T. Aversa of Philadelphia Wins For Navy Defense Service medal, Fleet I "They're doing a swell job, and ganization the Red Cross unit at
"
in an exciting junior welter Clasp with the bronze A, the we could use a 'few more, saidA. the Air Station is moving ahead
". bout. The lightweight affair was wef ; Asiatic-Pacific area campaign L. Okulski. SpW)2c( organistof toward an early meeting of its

'. a wild and woolly slugging match medal, the American Theatre St. Edward's Chapel and choir monthly quota. New members

t.. with Taylor gaining the nod over Ribbon and a commendation rib : director, speaking an enthusiasticword joining the unit this month were
Sailor Bill\] Jack of Detroit. The bon. of praise for the WAVES Mrs. John Mason, Mrs. Frank

featherweight clash featured two The retiring Commandant, Capt. and Navy nurses who are helpingto Sparrow, Mrs. Neill Graham, Mrs.

good boxers with Scifman scoring Gavin, whose work has been regarded build up the Catholic choir. R. W. Sloan. Mrs. E. Bychinsky,

over Sailor P. J. McNally of I here as outstanding, is a I WAVES whose locations in the Mrs. Jean Lame: Mrs. R. D, Mul-
Cascade. Iowa. native of Ashland Wisconsin. He barracks automatically make them berger. Mrs. D. L. Cross and Mrs.

An added bout, a comedy duel! 'I enlisted in the Navy in 1917 as an I fire wardens recently received special C. H. Percy

between two physical training in- I apprentice seaman, shortly after instruction and a demonstra-I I --'-iiiH--
stiuctors brought howls of laughter his graduation from the Universityof I' tion of the use of I -

from the spectators. Scotch Wisconsin. He was commissioned tinguishers by Assistant Fire Chief Wins Purple Heart
Bomber Chief Bill McClaren scoreda an ensign in 1918 after winning I Strickland, of the Station Fire De- :
kayo; in the last 10 seconds of the his wings at Pensacola. partment. I I

bout after being soundly "trounc- | ___ fc T. _-
I Using the first pair of Wright For Early WoundsFor
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ed" by Irish Terror "Funny Man"Teelsel. 1 Cyclone engines ever made. Capt. I
The scheduled exhibition i Free Tickets For Play I
Gavin won the Schiff Trophy in wounds received In action,
fight between Howard Brodt Ma- 1927 when he set an endurance 1
Theatre Chief Radio Electrician John Bal-
At Jax Little
rine boxing instructor at NATTC : record of 37 hours in the air. The I tusnik, USN, awarded
recently was
and Coast Guardsman Maurice trophy was an annual presentation -! The Little Theatre on San Marco I the Purple Heart. The presentation -
Brantley of Jacksonville was cancelled for the greatest number of Blvd. in Jacksonville will stage was made by Capt. J. B.
<<: when Brantley suffered a hours flown with to of "Love
safety per- : a special performance Lynch. Commanding Officer of
gash over his eve in training. sonnel and material. Capt. Gavin's Rides the Rails" for service men NATTC.

Capt. Lynch Attends,' attended record for that year was 865: hours and women Sunday afternoon at I Baltusnik now an instructor in
The bouts \ ore by
and 20 minutes. 2 o'clock. Yeoman Billy Read of
the ARM School at NATTC
Col. W. T. was
Capt. Lynch and Lieut. Capt. Gavin has had an inter this station, a former Broadway injured in a crash while trying to
Officer of the
Evans, Commanding Y esting and varied career in the : actor, has a role in the musical l
Marine Aviation Detachment. Free intercept the Jap air attack of De-
'
in naval aviation. In melodrama.
for the t Navy and cember 7, 1941. He later was flownto
drinks provided
cold were 1925 he was elected to make the I I Free tickets for the play are
Pearl Harbor on the last plane
crowd by the Welfare Department.The
historic flight from the west coastto available in the Mainside Welfare
I to leave Wake Island before its
tournament was run off by I
Hawaii. At that time he was Office (topside over Ship's Serv-
the Physical Training Departmentunder I- 'serving with Aircraft Squadrons, I ice) and from the Senior Chaplain fall.Early
W. in the war the chief radio
Lieut. R.
the direction of
1926 went NATTCenter. I
Scouting Fleet In he at electrician
divided his time
VVomach, administrative assistantto I between
aboard the USS Medusa later be- -
combat flying and setting a
Lieut. M. G. Karow. up
'
Miami in December of 1942 as
ing transferred to the Naval Aircraft to
school at Pearl Harbor to train
The results of the semi-finals. .
i Factory at Philadelphia as the commanding officer of the Na- I
radiomen He has had
held April 12, follow: I f + > test pilot. Then, he had a two val Air Station there. gunners.
Dubou nearly 1000 hours of flying time
over Light Sailor avywf'lA"htallor Bob Urtnnon, TKO, ..e.fnd t year duty, starting in 1928, aboard As headquarters of Rear Admiral over combat areas including Mid .,
round: Sailor Casey over Marine the USS Memphis in China. Laterhe A. C. McFail the Jacksonville way, Guadalcanal and Bougainville -
It. E. Woodard, TKO second round had shore duty at Anacostia, I Naval Air Station holds a ,

Sailor.Middleweight-Sailor I A) Knlrh.: derllon Jensen:! MarineIonabue over D. C., and in 1935 he had a tour particularly important place I -"'= -
over Sailor L. C. Page, de- of duty on the carrier Lexington. among the 25 stations which make I

tlitlon.: Senior .tlttrwelitht-Sallor T..ill.v I In 1935 Capt. Gavin was assigned I;up the Naval Air Operational I U. S. Navy Now Has 900

over :Sailor: Jerry Jerus. dei'IMen; to the Bureau of Aeronautics as Training Command which he I.
Sailor IMey lrtJo Sailor J. P. Keenan Matt J Calovitch. Chief Specialist a designer of dive-bombers. Following -I heads. Rear Admiral A. B. Cook Combat Ships-Knox J

Junior, TKO..ltuwf'lght-Sallor. Wit t- Gunner, of the Naval Air that he was navigator and 'was the first chief of NAOTC, be-I'! Secretary of Navy Frank Knox

fttadt over Sailor a:. J. Hunter d* -I-lnlon Gunners School, captured the later air officer on the USS Lang- ing detached last August to become 'I''I gave: the combat strength of the
; Marine Averia over Sailor V.F Florida State trap shooting ley. He became operations officer Commandant of the Tenth I U. S. Fleet today as "approxi

Ll.htw.l'l"htlIl1or Orehisira decision! Taylor over championship in Orlando recently I I I at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone I.Naval District and commander of I. mately 900 ships-Including battleships -

Bud Harry decision; Sailor Jack when he defeated Capt. C. W. in 1939. Capt. Gavin had duty with the Caribbean Sea Frontier. Pro- 'I I cruisers carriers, escort
.. over Sailor HtlKerton. derision. (Buddy) Jones, of the Buckingham Patrol Wing 7 at San Juan in 1941 moted to vice admiral he was succeeded -, carriers, destroyers, destroyer escorts -
Featherweight Sailor K. A-Cownrt.;Sailor I decision Scifmanover ; Field. Army Air Base, Fort and five months later returned to : at that time by Rear Ad- '' and submarines."

Sailor Mr.N'ally, advanced ty default. Myers, Fla. Calovitch beat out Panama as commanding officer of ',miral McFail. The Command op- The figure:: was 344 at the outsetof
--- fii- Jones in the shoot-off with a Patrol Wing 3. He became air operations crates many activities in Florida World War II.

Boxer Jimmy Bivins is takinghis 25x25 to a 24x2S score after the officer of the CaribbeanSea am> has other stations in Georgia, The present figure of 900 does
Frontier in June 1942, and I South Carolina North Carolina not include small vessels
basic: Army training at Kcssler pair had tied with 98x100 in the Secretary
Fields Biloxi, Miss. regulation shoot. held that post until he was ordered Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois. Knox said.


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From a ringside I seat on the top deck of American cruiser ha

: ....<. lr' gained fame since Pearl Harbor, Charles William Klft, Aviation Ord.

nanceman first class, has seen many.of the historic events of the war

a ..ra In the Pacific.
.
r Kite, za; years oia ana a native
1, I of Pomona, Calif., is back in the

United States as ordnanceman loran

t The Inquiring operational flying boat squad..

: r r r f. ron at this Station, headquarters
of the NAOTC.

The Californian spent one year ,
ReporterQUESTION M an antiaircraft lookout and ;

another year as topside repairman *

on the cruiser which operated -

with the task: force of thecarried
Do believe I
: you KXTERl'RISK.Ilii battle

air power alone will bring record covers Coral Sea, Midway .

Germany to her knees? If the Gilbert Islands, Santa

not, how far do you think Cruz Islands and two Guadalcanal .

air power alone will go towards engagements,
It was the cruiser on which
total defeat of the
( srtlp Kift served that picked up approx.
Nazis? imately 1,500 survivors from each
t
ANSWERS : of two sunken American carriers, "A \

D. A. GALLONEY. AMM2c: "It the LEXINGTON at Coral Sea and _>/
a the YORKTOWN at
won't do It alone, but air power Midway.
will accomplish at least 50 per "I helped pull a lot of the survivors -
SS. aboard and
carried the
a cent of the Job of knocking out
a t F Germany. We're going to need plained wounded Kift to hospital quarters," ex-

Infantry, too. That's sure. But !it'll
take an air force to be there when "To take care of the men off

f the infantry moves up and needs the LEXINGTON and the YORKTOWN .

protection." we pooled our extra
clothes and blankets and issued fi
( EDWARD N. WEBER, BKRlc :
them to the boys fished out of
we '
; "No. We're going to have to invade
i the sea. At Coral Sea, our cruiser
'by land. Air power can't wipe out
survived five air raids in two
; armies and underground fortincajtions. -
hours and 15 minutes. We weren'thit.
t" p I If they cant do it at Cas- ,1
The Japanese
I sino with air power, how are they were concentrating -
on our carriers at the
; 'going to do it all over Nazi-occu .'
time. ,..
pied Europe?
I I In one of the Guadalcanal bat
WILLIAM ROSANNA BKRlc:
tles, however, the cruiser was hit
think it will. One reason is that
1"1 by a torpedo from
a Jap cruiser.
the time there
we get over our I
The American vessel,
despite con
) bombing will leave the Germans '?-
siderable damage, to
managed
nothing to fight with as far as I
factories and industry keep afloat and fighting and succeeded -
goes.
in the
sinking
VIRGINIA BURNS AM3c : "Idon't Nip

think air power alone will "The Jap cruiser was several

bring Germany to her knees miles away," Kift recalled, "andit

I SGT. J. N ROLLO, Marine must have been our longer

Corps: "I think air power will go range guns that won the duel.

all the way. We've been beatingem In some naval battles, Kilt served -

that way so far. We'll haveto as assistant gunner as well as

invade, but air power will bring anti-aircraft lookout During the
I\\ 1 H rM/ Germany to her knees and will be Coral Sea engagement; he wore

the principal factor in our victory earphones and helped transmit orders
." from the captain to the gunnery .
officer.
,1 k i i HAZEL G. HALE, PhM2c: "I
He was on a ship which acted as
feel that air is
power very necessary
a sea raider against the Gilbert
but should be followed up
Islands in October 1942 and sank
by land forces
one Jap cruiser and two
I I FRANK CANNON S2c: "With- i transports .
'firt in a Pacific harbor.
;yA
out reflecting upon the great value
Kift saw Admiral William
I of air power, I still think that the I F.
Halsey and Secretary of the
Navy
foot soldier and the artillery are Knox
when they visited
t the to victory. Air Esperito I
key
t O power may Santos In the New Hebrides. He
weaken the Nazis industrial war
was attached to a Naval air squad.
machine but the infantry is goingto
ron there at that time.
have to win the the hard
war Inn is the
son of Mr. and Mrs.
I way before it's over. We gave Cas- j
,
1 eyt J' .d Ed Kift, 510 East Third Street,
!sino the worst blasting in historyfor
Pomona. He wa ",graduated from
such small but the Germans
a area, -
high school there in 1938 and enlisted .
used the ruins for fortifications
in the Navy September 25,
and remain entrenched there.
11940 at Los Angeles. He receive
That alone should the
answer question -
I his boot training at San Diego.
of whether air power alone
r In can bring Germany to its knees." I''! Despite two years of action in the
$ F Pacific, he has never been wounded.
SGT. WALKER R. CRUMP,
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} Marine Corps: "I don't think air .
power will beat the Germans
t'i f alone. They'll need infantry. The Quiz Contest

t'A foot soldiers will have to go in.

You can't kill all the Germans that (QUESTIONS ARE PRINTEDON

need killing from the air alone. PAGE 3).

You'll have to beat each one of 1. A "hen" party. They are all

'em on the ground; the way the females.

Marines whipped the Japs at Tarawa 2. George Washington. "

I shows air power alone can't 3, Six feet -

win. The foot soldiers have to go 4, A recent War Department announcement

in." I says the Mustang

i MARY K. FROST, PhM2c: "Re :5. "What will your next book baabowt

l, viewing current events for the last ," since Mr. Sheean is
II>> few months I can't see how air an author.

Top Future Am wmen pose under entrance to Alrcrewmen's rec loom In Bks 4 of the First Navy I power alone can possibly do it 6, True ,

R.'gim.'nt! NATTC. Middle Cap ,' B Uvnch Commanding Officer NATTC, presents plaque to A. alone. But tt can cushion the in 7. C. Oliver Perry. i 1

D Boileau rt'presentmthe::; future A,n'rewmen. At left IS Lieut James M Moore Jr. officer-in- : vasion. It'll have to be the Army, 8, An aircraft wing consists of -

charge oi first Navy Regiment Bottom -'ao'k' > ( am, Am2r Aircrewmen back from combat, gives Navy and the air corps, but not two or mote squadrons of ait-
the i.'II)1.tht' word At !left is Lieut I ijg i Robert sta>'k, aerial gunnery instructor the air power alone. You can killa craft.
--- --- ----
-- -------- lot of people from the air, but 9.

the defenders always come back A. -The .POUfI."

Major Bong Rang The Gong j jI and only a land Invasion can bring C It,. "Ihundfrhtad.'Kat nnltate.." ." S

i Major Richard I. Bong of the I" S, Army tlr Force shot down his, total VIRGIL defeat LUDLAM S2c: "Nope. D.r.:, Jndlgro."The llobe." ,"

27th Japanese! plane in combat Wednesday, 12 April, to become Air power will go a great way, but I 110. Tokyo,
I America'* X o. 1 ace. \1 'i6 1 Incrnl'. I'o.pllat, .
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it won't to itsknees. -
bring Germany I :!. -
''I I f The 23-ear-old Poplar, Wls., pilot of a Lightning U, "taking ito I J.rk.onrllle,. I It is already helping, but it OfficersThe Im'ltNI
j AMM1: and :Mm Rob it Edwardlfoblcv
I unnecessary chanreV' because" he "wants to get Iwuk. a eon Jlotuit Edward Jr. is going to take ground forces and I Friday Musicale Senior ,)

I By shooting 27 enemy plane out of the sky, :MaJ. Bone l>Mirpa<*e lI born Saturday, 8 April. guns to whip 'em. We'll have to I Club of Jacksonville invites all of- '
I the record of 26. Capt. Eddie: HUkenbocker officially t1 ..trn4'41 2, I I.t the
on Station to a
j 1 irnt 'orM'ar :Marine : Joe Fowy i d"tighter, Alary! 1'atrlcla. born Saturday : Spring
aircraft in the \\ and Major
enemy 8 ApillAMMIr and it's going to take the Navyto Dance which will be held this Sat.
i i and Marine Major Gregory Uojlngton tied it inorld. War II. : and Mr, William Kirk A do that job. A coordinated effort -I urday night at the Friday Musi-

Maj) llo>ington, has been missing since January .'HI.'llllanl Edward, born Sunday, will be needed" cale Hall, 645 Oak St. The dance

I I MaJ. lions i.* now qualified for a case of Scotch uliUky offered 9 April. ALLEN HOGAN, Ylc: "No. which begins at 2100 is ,
by Ititkenbacker to the first man to exceed hit 2-aircruft< ret-ord. P02o and Mr.*. Herbert A. Thorn- You must throw In being given -
I infantry to
l roiiih, a ion, Heibeit Honald, born I in honor of Army, Navy, CoastGuard
t I I The army officially announced\ Major Rong' qualification for theI Sunda, \9 April. handle the situation as it develops. and Marine officers.

i i whUky, but did not reveal how he or Kickeiibtuker would IN aide to AMMIe and Mr*. Franc! KInney:: I Otherwise the Germans will pro -- ---

obtain a case of precious Scotch a nun, Francis. John Jr., born Monday duce war power underground Air I good example at Cassino. Air power
-- -- -- -- 10 April.AItM1r power is only half of the game. It laid Cassino to the ground and
and Mrs. Abner Harper,
.\I" Downs 9,163 Plane" :It I It New Naval District on, Michael Lewis, born 'l.ue.d'\1 a, must be ground and air to bring still the Germans hold out. Air

t WASHINGTON (CNS)-During Establishment of a new Naval 11 Anrll.AM.M2o. Germany to her knees" power will weaken the Germans .. .
I and Nn. rurtln Prior a FRED UNDERWOOD, S2c "I to such .
:
extent that
an the Army .J
J913: the United States Army Air ion llohert Ulenn, born Wednesday,
District the 17th at Adak in
11 April. think air power will beat 'em without will be able to march in and win.
Forces destroyed 9,463 enemy air- ; the Aleutians was announced last AMMlc and Mri Wayne nu"". a land forces," But it is going to take ground

(craft in aerial combat and 1,579 j week by the Navy Department: !ton. horn Wednesday, 13 April. DOW FITZGERALD, S2c: "It forces. It'll require a combined
AM2c Mm, Verner Kmallt ck.a. ,
and
more on the ground, the War Department -- aon, Thomas Hulbcrt. born Wednesday > absolutely will not. The reason I operation and air power will do.

has disclosed I 6te.1 The Jnc: Mr >*w. ]f..mt I 13 .\pr L any so la that we have a darned only 50 per cent of the Job."




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