Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: July 6, 1944
Frequency: weekly
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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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No. 16 iliiLLULLJ rrn minimi n i
6 July, 1944'

. An Activity of the Naval Air perational Training Command


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Naval Personnel's Voting CDR. THACH ; Bond Sales Hit $400,000 -


Rights- To Be ProtectedSV REPAYS COMPLIMENT THE : Halfway Mark Of Campaign "

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Eligible Voters Can Lt. (jg) Vraciu Says He Navy's Independence


( Comdr. Justin A. Shook, Awards to 'WAVESAt Meet "Jimmy11 Shore Duty Men Out Close Saturday

appointed Station Voting ABOARD THF CARRIER The Jacksonville Naval Air Station / .
by the Commandant, is an all-WAVE picnic June 27 ': FLAGSHIP OFF THE MARIANAS I Authority has been granted by I and satellite fields reached 81
drawing up plans that will enable the winter sports awards were presented |. June 5.-(Delayed) Lieut BuPers for Naval activities to Interchange per cent of their quota In' the
all eligible Naval personnel here by Captain. W. Smith, (jg) Alexander Vraciu of East men with 18 months Navy's Independence Day Extra
to cost ballots in the November Commandant, to the ParachuteLoft Chicago, Ind., realized an ambi- shore duty with men from the War Bond Sale on the basis of
general elections. Bowling Team and the As- tion recently when he met one of fleet. figures compiled at noon Wed
The new Serviceman's Voting sembly and Repair Basketball his heroes, famed Commander Jim- | live Interchange between fleetaethlfiec nesday.In .
Law passed by Congress provided Team 7ara Meisenheimer, PRlc: my Thach, and said "I've always I and whore attivitles I I.. I the first four days of the
that t "there shall be delivered" to and Mary C. Smith AM:5c, accepted wanted to meet you." part. of the rotation prngriin In Independence campaign BtuL
each "eligible" person a postcard the pennants for their teams A few days later on June 19 assigning sea duly It Is the polity were processed to the amount of
(USWBC Form No 1) not later Commenting on physical fitness Lieut Vraciu shot down six Jap- to send out there with the II IIlu..gt $400000, Lt (tjgl) Helen Clomson
than 15 August outside the United in wartime the Commandant complimented I anese dive bombers In a single dayIn Ure duty first of the Station War Bond Office
States:: and not later than 19 September the WAVES on their the West Marianas and on June A shore survey has just been disclosed. The campaign goal iu
inside the United States. spirit to date and urged them to I 19 he bagged another in battle over. completed and the names of all cash sales is $500,000.
They will be distributed here I continue to enter various spoils'! the Jap fleet to bring his total to ,i 1. men who have been ashore since Lt. tlenison E''l'rt..Oit'C1 ntUfaition .
aruund 20 AugustAn competitions and to participate to ] 18 and thus become the Navy's January. 1912 have been forwarded with the early returns,
to the Bureau of Personnel.
eligible |person Is nn>' Captain Smith was presented to II After the battle In which he They ate slated for duty at sea in
I len who N ti member of the big up the good work In the heat w
Armed I'on'en of the 1T. S., the the WAVES by Lt Comdr. Has- downed six planes in a single day I the immediate future. stretch of the campaign HM
kell, Officer in Charge of the Phys- Another survey for men with
l\1 r'halltIltrJnt'! or of the Comdr. Thach hunted up Lieut. drive (is scheduled
ical Training Department, who said two years shore duty
Vraciu and
American Ked (rots! the Sot' >tr :
of friends The. Women's, Auxiliary congratulated the WAVES on their "I've always I uttnUsl to meet 31 December, 1944 Uniformed and civilian person
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Service ]Pilots or the United enthusiasm for physical trainingand ; ;>"o ,$nlc'',a Organirutloiis. if attach- their interest in competitive (('DDK!r. Iliarh U! well known Strange. UU..II..w. the Independence campaign and
'11'and serving with the Arm- athletics as climaxed by the Inter- nt the JA<'U M>iivlll.> lnl&lIr LONDON (CNS). Pvt Bert at noon yesterday 1W: persons had : "\'
I Purees, and who will Iw 21 unit plan. He urged support for Station having served a* Sather, of Tacoma Wash. a paratrooper purchased $1.000 Bonds Tha num- ",\J'
ber of $500 Bonds sold w'w 129,
ears old on 7 Novenil, 1911. tennis, summer softball and the NVOK' Gunnery Iriilnin? Officer who fought (In Sicily and .
I while 1000 Bonds fr $::100 hlbeen
(18 for Oeorglu). swimming and water-training program until lift return1 t<. the !'<*- on the Normandy beachhead with- I'I! ,i
taken far the {
By largest
d'lt' batllr rune rMeiIIhy.) out receiving scratch, has been
The postcards applyingfor
number of Bonds were in the $5()
War Ballots are for use for The picnic which preceded the The Navy new ace hal. a returned to London for hospitalization -
and $2:1: class with 9S9 of the former -
the second such all chance to home but he stayed u the Invasion oddest
general election at which electors I awards was go and 3,919 of th. latter a.bl
for PreaiuVsat and Vice President WAVE supper. and proved to b s in action. Lieut. Vraciu explained casualty. A cow fell on turn in a

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Home Telephone Numbers Of OfficersOn Naval Air's Top Training Officers

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This Station Must Be RegisteredAll p?

officers on this Station have ------ .
been directed to register their
home telephone number, If any, Former Instructor
and Station extension number in
the telegraph office, Room 139,
Administration Building. Unless Here Downs 3 JapsIn f 4N { t
the Station Exchange has the home
telephone number and Station extension -
number of all officers at- Thirty SecondsLieut. 4
tached to the Station it will be impossible r

to communicate with them Comdr. Robert A. Win-
by telephone in case of an emergency ston, credited with shooting down
or in the event an important three Japanese planes within 30
telegram or long distance call is seconds.during a Pacific action in
received for them. which he participated as commanding -
Changes in telephone numbers officer of the "Meataxe" squadron -
-jnust: also be reported promptly to of Navy fighter pilots, servedas
the telegraph office, either in per- an instructor at NAAS Green
son or by yard mail.It Cove Springs during the early partof

was pointed out that recently 1943.
the senior duty officer in his endeavor According to the Navy Depart-
to locate two officers, roused ment announcement concerning the
.. local residents from their beds, action Lt. Comdr. Winston's squadron There five Hear Admiral, heads of the naval air functional training command, conferred recently
who advised him that one of the suffered no losses while shoot- at the Pensacola Naval Air Training Center Rear Admiral George II. Murray (center), a* Chief tit
officers had never lived at the ing down 21 enemy planes in com- Naval Air Training, with headquarters at Pensaeola, head the over-all program. Other (left to right)
number called and that the other bat. are Rear Admirals A. C. Me Fall, Operational Training, Jacksonville; C P. Mason, Intermediate TrainIng ,'.
had moved away about five months "Pilots of the squadron," said' Corpus Christi; O. B. Ilardlson, Primary Training, Glenview; and II. S. Kendall, Technical Train
previously. the Navy Department," chose as ing, Chicago, III. AH five flag officers have held commands in the South Pacific combat area during
their insignia, a flying meataxe, the war.
painted on the fuselage of their -----

Yard Dept. motto Grumman"We Hellcats cut 'em down.and "as their ITeamwork Key To I Bombing Squadron

"The action In which theMiiadron

NewsThe the three commander plane occurred shot down off I Splendid Record sd Meets Bond Quota

Palau March 30 when the
on !
'Meataxe' pilots Intercepted and Of Air Group 12One ; And Then Picnics
Seaman Guard baseball .shot down a formation of nine
team crossed bats with the Jackson Japanese dive-bombers headingfor
Painters from Jacksonville this an attack upon the aircraft of the Navy's harden hit- Not long ago, a Navy bombing
week and came off victorious 14-1. carrier on which the fighter ting aggregations of flyers Air squadron based in North Africa
Richard Kersey, stellar southpawfor squadron was based Group TWELVE, has come home i discovered that only 32 per cent
the Guardsmen, twirled the entire "Lieut Comdr. Winston attacked for rehabilitation and reassignment of its personnel had registered for
9 innings and gave up only 2hits. a division of three divebomberswhich after more than a year's combat regular War Bond allotments. Exactly .
while his teammates led by had separated from the main duty in the Pacific. QUESTIONS one week later, after a whirl
Flash Folio "Red" Lyda. Johnny Japanese formation. Starting with From Guadalcanal to the Indian : wind campaign, 100 per cent of the
:McCullough. "Skin" Lloyd and the dive-bomber nearest him he Ocean the enemy has felt the fire (PHASE TURN TO PAGE 5 officers and men of the squadron
"Long John" Castles bom- of Air Group TWELVE'S guns and had signed
were poured .50 calibre slugs into one up.
the weight of her bombs and torpedoes )
larding the enemy pitcher for 16 Jap plane after another each fall- I In the opinion of Lieutenant
to the extent of 102 planes 1. The Star Case Winton.
safe blows. ,
Kersey also collected
ing in flames after a quick burst. commander Aram Yervant Paru-
2 safe blows himself Ben Hill Lawson "They hit the water very close destroyed, 78 planes damaged, 104.- Moon Chandler and Reo have one nak, U. S. Navy skipper of the
500 tons bf shipping sunk, and an-
Seaman Guard left fielder thing in common. What 7
together, leaving large oil slicks, squadron, this achievement deserved
:made several spectacular catches I said the reports of the action. 'All other 198.500. tons of shipping 2. An island, explains the dictionary to be celebrated. So, for the
to show the way in the field. three planes were headed down in damaged.Air is a small body of land first time in many months, the majority .
For the visiting Jackson Paint- flames in less than 30 seconds.' bombers Group TWELVE'S and fighters surrounded by water. On what island of the squadron's men were
dive torpedo planes
frs, Hobbs and Worsham were "Lieut Comdr. Winston formerlywas would you be if you were sur- given a six hour recess from their
in the Gilberts' invas-
participated I
standouts. stationed Washington rounded by (lathe) Irish sea and schedule
as heavy operational and a
ion, roved the Marshalls for 25
the Atlantic ocean (biDenmark,
Aviation Assistant to the Director ;
Leslie Burns MMlc mammoth beach picnic was organ
Harry provided days in which they made 39 at-
strait, the Norwegian sea and the
of Public Relations. He has writ-
the Fourth of July War tacks, covered the landings on Eni-
North Atlantic; (cThe Gulf of St. ized.The
ten magazine articles,
Bonds fireworks in this depart- numerous picnic was preceded by
wetok and joined forces with the Lawrence and the North Atlantic? a
ment. Burns 1,500 in Bonds and three books on aviation. baseball officers
put British to attack Sabang and Soe- game- against
Get two out of three. 3.
"Lt. R. C. Wilson of Los
(.n the Fourth. (Jg) rabaja. In this latter operation, enlisted men. It was prearrangedthat
Calif. likewise shot down 3. Of what state is the
Angeles, Air Group TWELVE became the Augusta the losers of the game would
I>*l>artine I one of them having also) been work with the British in the Indian 4. Chicago is the site of the 1944 work connected with the picnic,
held at Gold Head
picnic was hit by Lt. Comdr. Winston's gunfire Ocean. Republican and Democratic national -'. including serving the wieners.
Branch State Park on Sunday, I
June 25. 1944, for the Yard Office L There are "no hems, no hot- conventions, but do you recall -| The enlisted men won by a
Felice Department, Band, and Officers I -t shots. among the pilots of Air where each party held its SCore of 5 to 4.
and leading Petty Officers Group TWELVE, says Commander 1940 convention I I The chow consisted of ham-
cf the Boat House, Fire Department Comdr. Thach Joseph Clinton (Jumping Joe) Clifton 5. Identify this Axis aircraft. It'sa I burgers, rolls, mustard, pickles
Seaman Guard and Docks U. S. N, of Paducah, Ken short blunt nosed single seat,1 I, onions, and a huge bucket of potato
and Ferries. Repays TheCompliment tucky, Air Group Commanding Of- fighter with a radial engine. Bothr2 salad. Bottles of beer quench-
ficer. The pilots, aircrewmen and I''ed. the thirst of the War Bond
Various contests and sport ac- of Air
enlisted personnel Group baseballers.
tivities were held with noveltyrrize'3 TWELVE formed team
being ceremoniously a working : Some of the :men swam in the
present-I ... with the officers and men of the
ed to both the winners Continued fr m pceit ocean, and the rest did some sun
carrier to make a fighting unit. -
Beer and soft drinks were plen- this way "There are just a few of which would have ,- bathing, while the officers prepared
part d
tiful throughout the day. A Buffet things I wanted to clear up first." been anyone incomplete without the other. the chow. Just before the eat

lunch was served at noon, and fried "They thought I was crazy for in the words of Commander Clif- ti2...- ing started, all the Chief Petty
chicken was the main dish at the wanting to stay out here," Lieut ton. ,, Officers who had received their
evening meal. Vracin said. "So they took me in to "We trained to fight together, f -k rates since the beginning of 1944
The picnic dismissed soon after show me to the Admiral." and we fought that way, not as individuals .;.." were dunked in the surf.
dark, and everyone went home in A former track athlete for De- but as parts of the Late in the afternoon the squadron -_
a very jovial mood. Pauw University. Lieut. Vraciu en- team," Commander Clifton said on '1j piled back into their large
Our appreciation is expressed to tered the Navy Jn June, 1941. his arrival back from the Pacific : -c:; trucks and returned to base In
the various individuals and activities The previous Navy record for "Our fighters are particularly It "'--F ....-. ,'. '.J plenty of time to start their work
who helped make the picnic planes shot down was held by Lt. of the shepherdedthe :f-a_ ::. ;f"'t' I for the night. '
proud way '
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a success. (ijgl Ira Kepford of Muskegon. dive bombers and torpedo ---- -- -
Mich who had 16 oo his credit their and .V/
planes in over targets
Send the Jax Air News Home! and who is now in the states. brought them back." edges of the low set wings taperto Spend Your VacationIn

--- -- -- --- Bring them back they<< did as blunt tips and the fuselage tapers -
Trio Get Unit Citation the group's combat record :shows.! sharply aft of the wings. The Lovely Saipan
Only 12 planes were lost as the I leading edge of the wide tailplaneis SAIPAN (CNS)--Here are some
result of enemy action. swept back slightly to curved of the things the Marines are bat
---"=!:!.-- tips. The trailing edge is straight. tling on Saipan besides Japs:
6. The name erf Joe Louis is well In the surf, they must bewareof

Naval Personnel's known to sports page readers, but sharks barracuda, sea snakes,
the great negro heavyweight razor-edge coral polluted waters,
champ who is now serving in the poison fish, and giant clams ca-
r Voting Rights To army was not born with it Whatis pable of snapping on a man's leg
Louis' real last name? I like a bear trap.
+ Be Protected 7. One of these is keeping Ashore, the men must watch

strange company: Stiletto, for leprosy, typhus, yaws, typhq
1 Continued from pr ... te, boomerang, dagger, machet-I dengue fever, dysentery, akin a fwanted
or Senators and Representatives bayonet. Which doesn't feel at I eye infections, and a wide ,'
rid in Congress are to be voted for. home in the list? : of insects, snakes and giant
Thee application poteard 8. When a Naval vessel travels i ards.
will be distributed to ail eligible north from the Red Sea through I
hand by department heed and the Suez Canal, into what body of I to hear Gabriel Heatter,
division, officer. Lt. Comdr. water does it sail? I H. V. Kaltenborn. Baukage ("Talk
h Shook explained. The Voting Officer 9. World War II has been going I ing"), Lowell Thomas, Bob Trout
want department heads on for nearly five years, but most i Fulton Lewis, Jr, Major George i
S and division, officers to furnish of the belligerents have been in- Fielding Eliot or Raymond Graham I
'1 him with a roster of all personnel volved for only a part of that time. Swing what network-CBS,
+ ., (and attached eligible civilian Name the country that entered the NBC, Mutual or the Blue -would
j. *) with persons not eligiblefor war in each of the following dates: you tune in to get each of 'em.
ballots being M designated (aJune, 1940;; (bJune, 1941; (c) Name five out of eight.
on the rosters. August, 1942? Get two. -- tj --i ?,

Any commissioned officer, non- 10. Radio: commentators are en- Buy, Buy War Bond
r commissioned officer not below the joying unprecedented popularity Or
rank of sergeant, or petty officer, nowadays. Can you tell us if you II je, live Freedom
in the armed forces of the U. S.

is attest authorized such oaths to as administer are required.and) SWAP CIGAR FOR BULLSEYESAIPAN :

inief ArrographerS Mate Milton J. Krnner (right), lf' shown -% &l T ---
above receiving the Presidential Unit Citation ribbon from Q pt. Mariana Island+-(Delayed).-An unidentified Navy,
Walton W. Smith last Saturday morning during inspection cereinoniCH. Over There aviator paid tribute to the marknmajiship of Marine artillerymen today
Chief Keimer was one of three (station personnel to receive The 3,608,000 American soldiersnow i. In a unique way. /
the Presidential illation Saturday, earning his through service with deployed outside the U. S A Japanese large gun placed in the bilk wa shelling vital aUI1 Jr .....
with First ;Marine Division, Reinforced, from August through De- exceed by more than 1,600,000 menthe I line of the Marine down In the valley The Navy aviator flew OH
(mber' 1912, when that unit executed "ucce>\ful landing assaults peak overseas strength of the I the gun position and reported It to the shore batteries. :
IM the Guadalcanal area of the Solomon Islands Others awarded Army in the first World War, Lt. I The Marine fired two round, and the aviator flying above saw
citation ribbons were Lt. Jay C. RIoser, for service with the First Gen. Joeeph T. McNarney, Deputy them score a direct hit on the enemy emplacement. Later In the day
Marine Division, Reinforced, and Aviation Chief Ordnanceman Gor- Chief of Staff, told a recent session' I lie dropped two small parachute on the' Marine artillery position
don Lee Tur-ker. for >wrvicr uith the U. S. S. Enterprise from December of the Senate Appropriations Committee The parachute carried two boxes of cigars: with a note sayings
7, 19-11 to November 13, 19i'! In Washington. '*Nk<> going, Marine"


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In a brief, simple but impressive ceremony held Saturday Municipal W. W. Smith, Commandant of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station; and

'Airport No. 1, which recently was acquired by the Navy as a training Comdr. Carl F. Nicberle, commanding officer at NAS Municipal 1.

base of the Naval Air Operational Training Command was formally cornAbove are Photos of the commissioning ceremonies: At top, left, is! a

missioned. The field officially became a U. S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station, general view as respects were paid to the flag as it was hoisted to the top

one of the satellite fields of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station and a unit of the pole. Center photo shows "Old Glory" unfurled in the breeze, whileof

the vast network of NAOTC. in the top picture at the right Hear Admiral McFall and Captain Smith sa

Participants in the ceremony, which was held in front of the adminislute the flag. Lower left is Lt. Comdr. Von Collin, executive officer; center

:tration building with all Station personnel in attendance, included Hear is an inspection shot with Admirall\lcFallleading the inspection party,

''Admiral Andrew_ McFall, Chief of Naval Air Operational Training; Capt. and at right is Comdr. Nieberle.
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I Marine Son Of World War One Ace Has Annapolis Grad On Second Day Bay At

No Tendency To Become a Plane PilotTo Brother Reunited HereThis With Saipan Held HundredsOf

talk to Cpl David Edward .
Rickcnbacker, you'd think he before," Young Rick said, "So we
was war is full of unexpected U. S. Naval Vessels
didn't worry much, though nat-
Just another Marine. That in itself meetings that stretch the long arm .
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would be a great tribute it it urally we were concerned.
of coincidence-reunions of friendsor
weren't for the fact that he is also Cpl. Rickcnbacker had a narrow SAIPAN, Marianas Islands, July
the eldest son of Eddie nick en- escape himself in Sept, 1939. They brothers after years of separa- 6.-(Delayed).-Waters surrounding Marine Guard's
backer America's leading ace in were in France at the time and tion.One Saipan looked like New York
:World War I. the elder Rickenbacker flew home such encounter occurred when the fleet is in as Marines invaded -
Arriving at Yellow Water a few : when the rest of the family Mrs. when this June's Annapolis grads this Japanese stronghold Instructions
days ago from Memphis, Tenn., Rickenbacker, the youngest son, reported here for Indoctrinal training only 1,250 miles from Tokyo.
the young 18-year-old Marine de- Billy, and David, decided that they into Naval aviation. Where the Japs had mowed down Draw LaughTruth
clared that he has no desire to wanted to stay a little while longer. Two brothers who have notbeen many Marines as they landed on
capitalize on his family name and Nobody seemed to think that together since they served D Day, Marines and Naval forces is sometimes strangerthan
the expected war would come very aboard a destroy several years had secured the bay so well on the fiction-likewise an innocent
wants only to be a good Marine.
remark in the line
Speaking softly and without soon, of at all. ago were reunited here. Theyare following day that forces moving dropped duty
sometimes have its humorous
wasting many words Young Rick Finally on 29 August, 1939, they Ensign William p Shuman, in then were under no fire at all. aspects. Take for instance the veteran .
simply stated that, although he has began to make plans for returning Jr., and Nicholas O'Brien Sim The opposition they were to meet Marine at the Main Gate who
always had great admiration and to America. They secured pass- man, AMlc, at C< respect for his father's accomplish- age on a Polish steamer and were The Shuman boys are both prc- greater surprise. the proper manner of inspectingautos
ments, he has never had yie deljpw only 300 miles from the port of Pearl Harbor sailors. William wasa I I was with the Marine engineering passing by.
-..to be a pilot. Cherbourg when Germany invaded signalman second class when he unit which landed the second This new man was being brokenin
Just interested in fixing Poland and the Second World War was aboard ship with Nick and he day. We moved from our troop- for duties in connection with
It'] gs," he declared. "I like to put began. won his appointment to Annapolis ship in Higgins boats, but later checking passes and other routine
gs together and when they "Everybody got pretty excited through examinations. Ensign Shu- transferred just off a reef into according to a Commander who
they no longer have any In- and thought that they saw Ger- man will attend submarine school small alligators turned reporter for the JAX AIR
terest for me." man subs all over the place," CplRickcnbacker after completing indoctrinal Naval Debris and rubble filled the wa- NEWS long enough to uncover the
Right now he Is following his! said, "but we got aviation traniing here ter. Empty shell cases bobbed on story, and the :Marine instructorwas
own inclination as a niech In the home.all right without any trouble. I The Shuman brothers are sons the waves. Dead fish splotched the laying down the law.
Marine Corp When the war IH "But what amazed me more than of Mrs. Lucy Shuman of Charlotte seas. But for us, thanks to the The recruit-Marine was standingon
won and he returns to civilian anything else was the complete Marines and the Navy, there was the curb beside his instructor
life he hopes!' to enter the Massachusetts confidence of the Poles and Polish- no opposition on that second day. watching the latter's every move
Institute of Technologyto Americans aboard the ship. They Buoys even had been set out to' and then listening to a brief bit
study aeronautical engineering. emphasized the 'Impregnable' de- Chinese Labor mark channels. of explanation which included the
fenses of Warsaw and the strength There were hundreds of Naval for the .
"Of course, that's just an idea," of the Polish Air Force. None of CHINA (CNS). Credit for vessels plying the bay, and those necessity trunks of certain investigating: cars. "Take this
he warned "because none of us them even dreamed that Germany building the Chinese bases from moving in after the initial assault lady for instance," he said as the
know what things will be like after would take Warsaw In 18 days" which the AAF"s giant B-29s had a grandstand seat for the In- wife of a well known commander
the war But if I can, I'd like to On their trip abroad, the Ulrk- bombed the Japanese mainland .vasion. Destroyers were firing appeared In her automobile and
go to MIT. cnbacker family also toured Germany goes to 500,000 Chinese laborers salvos of shells into the Island, presented her pass, "you don't have .
Serious most of the time, the Holland, Norway, Sweden who turned in one of the biggest while huge columns of smoke to lift her rear end.
blond son of Eddie Rickenbacker and other points of Interest In construction Jobs in history in only drifted up from places which had
does not lack a sense of humor. He Europe.: In Hamburg they got a three months-using only their already been shelled. forward.We .
can smile easily and you want to look at Goering from the window hands, hammers and wheelbarrow In contrast, there was no excite- had no sooner hit the beach
smile with him. Approximatelyfive of their apartment and ucro not I ment among the Marines who were than we were guided to an assembling -
feet, eight inches tall and tip- Impressed Rut what did impress carried ashore following the first area for our unit. The
ping the scales at 135 pounds, he Young Rick was Norway."I cause I've already seen the other gruelling day. They went In, In first order, a command that was
eeema to have the dash and vigor liked Norway the best becauseit side." More than that, you can't most cases, standing up. repeated regularly by our officersas
made his father so pop- is serene, peaceful and quiet. get him to talk very much. But But In my first two days ashore, the days went by, was to "dig
J eas the American people. The simple peasant life seemed to you can be sure of one thing. I quickly pot Into the spirit of in". I quickly scooped out a foxhole ....
\ his father was lost in the appeal to me. There was none of Whatever he accomplishes in the things by digging no fewer than with my helmet.
Pacific and spent days in a rub- the hurry and constantly 'on the future he will do it on his own four separate foxholes. Other Marines -.at ...
ber life raft, the entire family go' spirit that wo have here." I ability, and not because ho has the reported that they had dugas I are Bj* tremor ... ::1
never lost faith in his safe return, About his future plans he hopesto I distinction of bearing the name of high as four a day as Leather- Or
"He'd been In similar situations see action in the Pacific 'be-I a great American. .neck assault troops moved slowly J1.T. Bar War Bond*

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The JAX AIR NEWS Is published neekly at the U. S.
Naval Air Station. Jacksonville Florida by the Public
Relations Office at no expense to the government.: Coplei tit '
are distributed free of charge to enlisted and other Naa.Personnel i By ComiflAAffer R K. Marken, ChC' USN
at the Naval Air Station the Naval Air Tech _
meal Training I Center the Headquarters of the Naval AirOperational ? ,
Training. Command Naval Auxiliary Air Sta Independence Day
Green Cove Sprln s. Naval Auxiliary Air Station _
\ Field. Nnval Air Gunners' School the U. S. Nava.Hospital. America'glands: at the peak of power and wealth
and Naval Auxiliary Air Facilities. Mayport. v '
among the nations of the world. From tlttat first In.

Rear Admiral Andrew C. McFall USN dependence) Day! 168 years ago, in that shbrttiodof
Cblel 01 Naval Air Operational Training time as time is measured in the history t>f ria.

.Captain. Walton W. Smith L'SM .y II, lions and' vfriUl, we are the most pow*tf l people In
Commandant: money, in Army and Navy, ships andpl lirnes., arms
Jacksonville Naval Air Station ) and industry, of any of the nations of this world.

Captain Joseph D7 L>'nch. A-\'(C). USNR. It 1t' From those Revolutionary day, as a people'we'have
Commanding Officer faced many crises, but every crisis this nation has
Naval Air Technical Training: Center faced has been conquered because we believe In the

Captain John J. O'Mallcy OIC). USN. faith of our fathers. And the inheritance that has
Commanding Officer, I come down to us should be a challenge for each
U. S. Naval Hospital of us to realize that we are not here to enjoy the

Commander Edward E. Dolecek. USN 'privileges given to us. We are living today to discharge -
Commanding Officer the responsibilities that this generation has
Naval Air Gunners' School I
placed upon our shoulders in a global world.

Commander William H. Ashford. Jr.. USN. One hundred Uty-elght. years ago men hated &
Commanding Of I leer. oppression) enough that democratic
Naval Auxiliary! Air Station Green Cove Springs government '.J
I was born In the workl. It may be the time for the

Commander Samuel G. Mitchell .. people of the world to. so hate war 'that there
Commanding Officer z shall be born the nations of the world
Naval Auxiliary Air Station Cecil Field I ,' among# an
organization powerful enough to curb this horror

.. XJeut Col. Chester L. Gawne. USMC (Ret). that has been on mankind since the dawn of hu
Commanding Officer
Marine Barracks man history
We are beginning to see acted out on the choirsof
Lieut Cot William T. Evans, USMC (Ret). France, on the soil of Italy, In the Islands of the

Marine Commanding Aviation Officer.DetachmentThe Pacific, that our Lord had something when He

cn.J.wi M lr I said, "They that take the sword shall perish by the u
JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Servicematerial. ) : L X r < 'sword," Those words are being proven to be right
Republication of credited matter prohibited again and again today. The nations that have made
without permission of CNS. War Department 205 E.
42nd St.. N Y. c. ('He odvonced and I rexognned hN+r.". i. war their principal business, that sell their dignity, ,
i their freedom and honor and justice, have their

-- --- doom, and In the light of our present current events '

The American Way Is The Best Way Germany has taken the sword. Japan "has taken ,j
the sword. Italy took up the sword. These nations 'i

Tuesday AMUSEMENT CALENDAR I are loomed 4
As millions of Americans paused
And with all of our hatred of the existing conditions .1
for the 168th anniversary of the signing MAIN STATION caused by the nations that have taken up the i

the Declaration of Independence what could I sword, that have caused all of this cruelty and

be more fitting than that we consider for a TODAY-"Pride of the Yankee," Gary Cooper. The return engagement brutality and human suffering there was no other ,,
moment the Four Freedoms-Freedom from of a4i outstanding motion picture about a grent baseball course to a people who believe in God and who
love and uphold the traditions of our fathers, but to
player and a great American, Lou Gehrlg ((9)). j
want, freedom from fear, freedom of speech
SUNDAY Home in take up arms against them in war. To live under the !
Indiana, Walter Brennan, Lon McCallUter.A .
and freedom of worship? conditions that the Germans have its 1
picture all hoNe-lovera and racing fan Hill like. Technicolor USthe imposed upon
With the most destructive war in the history Mory of a feud between two families of horse-breeders ((10)). I conquered countriesand the same is true of the I
1IOSVA'Tatk It Big." Jack Haley, Harriet llllliard. A musical Japanese far worse than war War is a meansto
of mankind enveloping the entire world
an end Wars are fought to establish law end
comedy involving a nightclub entertainer' nb inherits a ranch
v\e thank Almighty God that of order. Our forefathers 168 when this
may we and invites hi. nightlife friend out M guest (11). years ago, j
the United States are citizens of one of the TUESDAY-"( all the Conquering Hero," Eddie Bracken Ella nation of ours was born, fought a war as a means

few nations where the four Freedoms at leastin Raines. A comedy about a young" Marine whose father' wan a heroin j to an end that liberty, that freedom and the rightsof

the first war. Discharged from the service became of a physical men might be honored
a measure already exist.
No wonder that men believing in the right of the
disability!! the boy is persuaded to return to his home town in uniform
True, we have such limitations as the great a* a hero. He receives a royal welcome--_nd, well, the outcome individual could write such a thrilling document a*

minds of our nation yashington deem ad- will surprise you ((12)). the Declaration of Independence, that declares that
all men are created and endowed with certain
WEDSESDA-Y'-"Mak of Mtmltrlos" Sidney Greenslreet' }'aye equal
vfcable in these trying times, but we have no inalienable
Emerson, 1'eter l..orre. A about selfish, rights
story a Ncoundrrl. It hlol'f'jm"rttf'rJ"
Jlimmler have Gestapo to indiscrimi- So this week of the birthday
we no adventure and Intrigue ((14)). on anniversary
Irately enter our homes, remove our loved TIiURRDAY-"Random Harvest' ," Greer. C""MoCI. A great picture our nation let remember that that original,

ones to concentration camps, torture and kill brought back by popular request (16)). document our Constitution, has been amendedtwenl "
them with little (Today at the Student Officers'. Auditorium the picture Is "Good >-one times and un.imcnded once. Let usre-
or no excuse.
Jnlthat in that Constitution amendment,
wan an
Night Sweetheart, featuring' Ruth Terry and Henry )lull.
We have a freedom which no other peoples The Kill of Rights, which assured the people! of
this nation free 'h, free religion, free a
upon the face of this earth are privileged Other Entertainment spee press
right to trial by Jllr,'. It might be well to writeanother
to enjoy, but, unfortunately, we are TOMORROW (Frlda>)-Victory Smoker \18")11: Meld, :2000. amendement into our Constitution That

afraid, too many of us do not appreciatethis Tl'UDAShIl Dance Mainoide! Auditorium 2000. amendment woud call the Kill of Responsibility: ,

fact.Freedom. ---- -- that to every American should come tin challengeon

from want, freedom from fear, BreezesSalty "I am this a birthday citizen of anniversary America., and of our!such' nation citizenship that.

freedom of speech and freedom of thought I L Divine Services I IPo iniM| >seft upon me responsibility to keep my na-

cannot be lightly obtained-and once ob- Humor From tion miner Gal! the nation that Gal and our father
dreamed It to I""."
tained cannot be easily retained. \\ e are pay- u..t Chip. !: Muslin Road andDlmiafhtm
Here And ThereComplete A,*..*. -----I
ing that price today in "blood, sweat and
07TO-Holv Communion
tears," but things most difficult to obtain are Job 08.X: )-Reciult Divine service\ Radio Programs
09.TO-Training Center Dhlne rvlce.
sometimes most appreciated. I Captain: "Have you cleaned the OS.TO: -Sundav School (small ihapeU. THURSDAY- _

Until the treacherous Japanese attack on deck and polished the brass?" I 104.V-General Divine seivke. '''nll'' First Line" WMBK (CBS) :'lOO-'l'2S0
1845-Veper service.
"Yes Sir. and I've
: swept -
Pearl Harbor we had tended to become complacent the with Catholic Chip: Muitia IU.<1 and NewJAX
horizon my telescope. Birmingham AtfB... "Navy 17501153"Nary 5
self satisfied. It is a fact that most ()6o-Mau:; JlC'acllln"-WJIIP IMS-1K40

ofus probably did not appreciate the many All Or Nothtn' WOOMus.OAJOMasII,. "Meet Your Navy"-\\4IIP (Blue) 29110:191)SATtTRIAY "

privileges} of living under a democratic form The young man stood before the 010-M"s.. .
the grizzled mountaineer. 1100-XIasshrnlUi "Flight I>evk Jamboree"-WJAX
of government. The many comforts of life (' :reir.ee! !'*rtlt'f'I Muttli (NBC) 1100 1180
I "Mr. Murbridge, he stammered, -
.which we took as a matter of course we felt "I've-I've come to ask for your BOld 1100 Small sad nirwiatban.httpel Atraur. "Women in mu "WJHP (Blue) 1400-14SO

:were ours by heritage or something of that daughter's hand." I Jewish >trvi< : Mutlia Road sad "Sa,'" Bulletin Board"-\\'PDQ
lUrmisthtm. Afa.. small chapel!). (Mutual) 1'O-liO: )
:nature. The mountaineer knocked the
1700; -Sabbath service I Friday). "
ashes out of his pipe I XX(>Sabbath service ifilday I ), "Navy Ming* -WJAX JJOOO-2030
That the democratic of life is the
only SUNDAY"Bluejacket:
way "Can't allow no such thing," he 0810-Devotions (Saturday). -
:way, even in warfare, has been adequately drawled. "You take the whole gal I 1000-Devoilon (Sunday) Cecil Field. (1iolr"-WMBR. (('B9) 1Ht.-1U5

demonstrated to the deep regret of Hitler or nothin'!" manpower and critical materials. "America in the Air"-UMBK (CBS) 1800-1830

find Tojo. Free Americans, working in our I She will be rebuilt\ after the war. MONDAY"Pacific 1Stor-WJAX (NBC) 2JSo-4f.//

hops, our factories, our fields-in the small Good BusineMi' "U. S. Navy Band"-WJAX (NBC) 1230-1245
towns and the big cities, have created sucha A census enumerator approacheda A Toot "Navy News"-WJAX 1750-
lounging Negro dandy He asked Here's a toast to the girl who "Navy II-.cllhtt'-\\'JIIP'
vast store of goods as the dictatorial warlords and learned the man's name, age, .ttteali lies end aNrotrssteels 11110 TUKSDAY"Bands: 11W5-f

] could never have dreamed of. In the place of residence: then inquired, I jour arms, lies there and swears-! to Buttle"-WMDK (CMS) 17SO-

short space of two and one-half years free "What's your business ?" she love, you. (CBS) 1780-1745

:Americans have created a great reservoirof I' The answer came superciliously: "Ask Your Nav>'"-WJIIP II.o-130)
"Ah owns a hand laundry, ah It's A FactMore "Hall of !\Iontt'z"ma"-\\'UQ
war materials which dwarfs into insignificance "
does. I torpedoes are produced in (Mutual: ) 22SO 230017SO
the slave labor efforts of the dictatorial : "Where is it located ?" the U. S. each month than were WF.DM.SDAY -

powers extending over a decade or "Dar she! comes, now!" turned out during the entire first "Nav'> News"-WJAX )-17.W

jm fe. I World War "Navy Headlines"JHP 183*-1810
All An OneFeminine I
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Our American boys whom Hitler and Voice (to bus driver) : USS: Frank Knox:

Tojo said were too soft to fight have "Gee cantcher wait until I git all A new 2,250: -ton destroyer will

proved beyond all question that they still my clothes on ?" (And fifty sailors be named the USS Frank Knox IFrom Other Pabers I

retain the spark which permeated the twisted their necks around while I after the late Secretary of the
the laundress got onto the bus
spirits of their pioneer ancestors. They with her basket of clothes) Navy. Every sailor knows how important it is to have

have proven from the South Pacific, to the I I Bonny Lie proper identification with him at all times i.e. identification -
Love Gone? card and dog tags. Not only is it important -
Aleutians, across the North Atlantic to the My Bonny lies over the ocean, that others
A sailor found a seat in the Mt/ lies properly identify you, but you
Bonny the
,shores of the coast of Normandy, on to over sea, know your friends from your foes.
stands down at the tennis court ir/ie/i
Italy and Africa that free thinking soldiers the other day. she, cable unswerving del.'atiml Not all who want to show you a good time are

are the greatest soldiers on earth. "Whose game?" he asked. I My Bonny lips Zt' filend If a man offers to help you spend your
I (} fJt411J/. ,
money question his to
A shy young thing sittinr next friendship. If he knows how
Thus, we may unequivocally say that on violate laws civil\ show!
to him looked up hopefully "I am," Verily! military or and wants to
this, the 168th anniversary of the signing she replied. you how he Is an enemy. If he has low moral *4
I 11'.a. Employee "Do
of the Declaration of Independence the American -- your help two weeks': vacation you alai, and encourages low moral standard for ;)u,
Mop Work On Lalayette he is an enemy And if he offers you damaging II
of life the Democratic of life
way way formation
I or
Work on the USS Lafayette, the I Boss: "No, a month. Two persons you work with or
the of the Four Freedoms has weeks about
way again former french liner Noimandie. when I your family, or about the navy, he h. an Ii
I I go on MY vacation, and '
proven to be the only: way of life. I has keen halted by a shortage: of two weeks when they go on tbtlrs.J enemy. -Thf GlfmHI1. r:

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,. "Weather-Waves'- -
ij.,1 Quiz ContestQUESTIONS She'll
" ;" Swing It Here ,

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i PACE 2))
A : ''0.: ANSWERS
; I, All are automobiles
no long
il 'f1: ::" :' ... ;"" er manufactured.

2. Ireland, Iceland and New

; Foundland.
( 3. Maine.
4. The Demos held their 1940 C ,
I N convention in Chicago while the r
Repubs met in
.oi Philadelphia. '
< t:7 >11.. ,.Ji : 5. It's the Nazi Focke-Wulf 190.i ''pt t 1
,< 6. Joe Louis Barrow.
7. Boomerang. ..
A w.i
8. Mediterranean.
9. Italy declared war on Eng-
i land and France on June 10, 1940; : >
j Russia declared war on Germany 1
on June 22, 1941; and Brazil de-
I clared war on Germany and Italy i '
on August 22, 1942. + :
Mutual-Heatter and Lewis;
A4y CBS.-Trout and Eliot; NBC-
Thomas and Kaltenborn; Blue-
Baukage and Swing.
e x L..
Naval Review S..

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Round-Up '

j" Of War >. .
European Area:

Despite heavy weather, opposition -
by enemy aircraft, E-boats
'.-" ,:, -: and submarines our Naval forces t
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-- -" have
successfully maintained a
flight order* hare recently been authorized for WAVES aerograbber's flow of men and supplies to the
mates, permitting" them to go up on the routine "weather Normandy beachheads. With the I
hOI|>\ conducted at leant twice dally for observation of aerologlcal port of Cherbourg now in our ,
condition surrounding the Station. hands, the problem of unloading :

Aerographer- mate, third claM, Ann Andrew hi shown preparing troops and supplies will be simpli I i 0.\.y, : S Y
in make Mich a hop, a. fche fasten the aerograph' to the wing of an fied as soon as the harbor can be }
observation plane The instrument I III for taking upper-air undlngs! placed in operation. I June ttogen will swing It Monday 17 *uiy MI toe maiiitide Audi
of humidity, temperature, and prew ur*. From Information thus re Pacific Area: torium when USO-Camp Shows present "Help Yourself," a musical
corded. the charts are made for forecasting. The decisive defeat of Japanese rrvur. Sinrinr. dancinr. music and novelty arty fill the MIL
She likenThey her work; **>*, "It's retilly the thing! I carrier air forces in the air battle - -- -
-- --- --- -- west of Saipan on the 19th of June,
and the heavy damage done to important Combatant Vessel
Ask For Japanese surface forces by :I sAt
Everything our own air groups on the follow
ing day have benefited us greatly I St. Vincent' Hospital Jacksonville Named For Womani
From With his fleet aircraft practically ,
Telephone NumbersTo annihilated plus a number of his i AMMlc and Mrs Clarence Jackson i
combatant a daughtet. born Thursday. June 22Lt. '
ships being sunk or the first time a woman of
Allowance For BoozeIf damaged, the enemy had no choice' ton. I ijc Robert) and Kay Mrs, Jr Robert, burn Fav Thursday Waglea j j the Naval Service is to have a com-
other than to give up, at least for : June 22.AMM2c.
the time being, his effort to use I I and Mrs. Wm. L. Hayes.daughter. a t( batant vessel, the USS HIGBEE
the girls in the Food Rationing office look a little his fleet to interfere with our of- t Valerie Jean, born Thurs I named in her honor. The vessel

frousled on occasion, don't blame them, it's your own fault. fensive Further operations in the Marianas. day.AMMlc June and 22. Mrs Joseph Lee Brady, will be named for the late Mrs.

They were neat as a pin when they reported in the morning forces in that Japanese area have attacks been on limIted our- Jr. .a June son. 22.Joseph Leo III, born ThursUlay. Lenah S. Higbee, Registered
but it's those requests that them. Nurse, first Superintendent of the
get to raids
made by shore-based I Plmlc and Mrs. William Price' a
Although a sign over the door says "Food Rations," they I aircraft from the adjacent islands. 1 daughter Donna Dianne born Friday, U. S. Navy Nurse Corps the
are daily asked for shoes- stnvf. i i These raids have accomplished June 23. only woman to receive a Navy
tle S2o and Mrs. Joseph Mack, a daughter Cross while still alive-and one of
refrigerators, gasoline and their I or nothing.
Don't come in without I
your original Aerial lit-I born Friday. June 23. four women to receive that decoration
telephone numbers. bombings made I
leave papers or orders. by AEM3c and Mrs. Irwin Braswell. a from the Navy. -
Navy and Marine Corps planes for son, Ronald Irwin born June
I Saturday
Probably the neatest question to One other thing, if you do hap- the purpose of destroying Japanese :2*. Mrs. Higbee who died January
date was the one put to them by a pen to miss getting up to their garrisons on the Marshalls Truk Lt. and Mrs. John Fellows Ashlee. 10, 1941, at Winter Park, Fla., Is'
sailor who asked It a liquor allowance office in your rush to get a train and Ponape continue around the ''a son John Fellows Jr., born Saturday to have a new destroyer named for
was included on his food you can a,>ply for and receive your clock. June 24. her. This vessel is under construction .

coupons. (It is reported that one rations from your hometown board. --.......- Harry Lt. and Cope.Mrs.Jr.Harry. born Cope Sunday.Nyce.June a son.25. at the Bath Iron Works CorDoration -
of the girls picked up a rag, methodically Their office is Just for your convenience at BAth. Main. Secretary
Ensign' and Mrs. Frederick Kuhlman
began wiping up the coun- and saves precious time a daughter: Cheryl Kay born Sunday.A01ol1c of the Navy James Forrestal approved "
ter and asked casually to see his at home. Rear Adm. Merrill June 25. the recommendation of the
draft registration card)I. But just We might add If it will help and Mrs Robert Melvin Alk- Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
to set the en, a daughter, born Sunday. June 25.
record straight, we will that
"permanent" food ration to name the ship in honorof
outline the benefits of the office. books are secured at 802 Laura New Pro DirectorRear daughter CPO and Lawannah Mrs. Perry Lynn Hayne born Monday a :Mrs. Higbee.

You are allowed so many red Street in Jacksonville. Get your I June 2b.S2c Naval annals disclose only one
coupons (meats, fish, cheese, but- request slips from either the personnel Admiral A. S. Merrill U. daughter.: and Mary Mrs. Lorraine Arthur DeLoach.born Monday a other combatant ship named for a
ter and so many blue coupons record section or officer's S. N, 54 years old. who won the 2b woman--the old Revenue Cutter
;(processed foods i according to the record. Requests for stoves or refrigerators Navy Cross and Legion of Merit I fttule d Mrs. Loren L. Carpenter HARRIET LANE, which was tak-
number of days of your leave. The I are handled at the for extraordinary heroism displayed Ensign. a son.and born Mrs.Tuesday Clement June Hartley 27. a en over by the Navy in the Civil
average leave allowance comes to George Washington Annex down- while commanding a South Pa- daughter, born Tuesday, June 27. War-honored the niece and official
from 28 to 36 meals and for that town. Gasoline requests are handled cific task force against Japanese AMM2c and Mrs David Miller l a hostess of President James:
you are given 32 red points 32 at the main gate in the build- naval units during the Solomon June daughter 27.AMM2o., Barbara Jane, born Tuesday. Buchanan.
blue points and one pound of but- ing located some 100 yards to the Islands and Bougainville campaigns i and Mrs. Albert Joseph Baf- -r.
rear of the yard office. has assumed the positionof tone a son. Albert Joseph, Jr., born :

ter.A point to make clear here Is Incidentally, even with all their Director of Public Relations. Tuesday.FOJc and June Mrs 27.Kenneth Smith. a son
that you take these coupons direct troubles, you can be assured of Rear Admiral Merrill, a native Wayne Nelson born Thursday. June 39 I Bond Sales Hit
of Natchez. who Lt. ijg) and Mrs. Vincent Alexander
to the grocer. You don't have to quick, efficient and pleasant aid Mississippi, now
a son. Vincent Alexander, Jr., born
clear through your home rationing from the food ration office girls. resides in Washington, D. C. has Thursday June 2si. $400,000 Mark
relieved Leland I
Captain Lovette
board. Brother, if they could only
cook!!! I U.S.N.. 48. of Washington, D. C, I -
The two "gals" who issue those"liteak"
who was Director of Public Relations as Drive Nears End
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coupons, Edna Stanton and i for the Navy from August 11, CommercialsFor
Marie ,foeller.. have some addi- 1942, to June 15. 1944. sale: 193d Dodge Coupe with radio I c..U.uf'd trans pace o..
tional suggestions( that may save Captain Presents Captain Lovette, a native of : 9x12 rug; Emerson console radio; here
time and shoe leather. Here bedroom set pre-war.: 3-way floor
you Greenville, Tennessee commanded lamp maple: coffee tables and end The $400.000 figure representssales
are their "dont's": Awards To Waves Destroyer Division 5 in the Pa- tables, : crystal glasses, dishes. 4342 I at the Main Station, NAAS
Don't make a request for rations cific: theater before becoming DI- Tlmuquana Road: phone 2-9044. Cecil Field, Mayport. MunicipalNo.
1939 Olds. Four doors Hydramatlc.
if you already have a ration book. C..tl..ed Ir.. page ... rector of Public Relations. Ho has Excellent tires and condition. C. W. 1, and the Naval Air Gunners
Come in from 0800 to 1630 but not a very popular activity. It was been In the European theater for Caldwell. Ext. Kjjl). : School. NAAS Green Cove Spring
betwen 1200 and 1300. Don't check followed by an All-Star versus A the last several weeks on special is included in the drive but had not
t: with them but with the ration & R softball game on the WAVES public relations duty in connection and has returned to Washington I made any report at noon yester
m oman in the personnel office. diamond. with the Allied landings in France, for assignment to new duty I day.III ,

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NAS Boxers Train For Coming Bouts Fliers Go South For Game

With Daytona NAS Sat.

Victory number 14 of the current season will be beckoningthe .

p Fliers when they travel south on Saturday to take on ..

e" 1)iftt the Daytona Beach Naval Air Station nine in a game slated

[ for 1500. ..
Phil Miller, who is undefeated In
< ) two starts this season, will be on
i 3 Teams Tied In the hill for the Fliers.
: By Edmund Walsh Y2c i'r. z zr zr zz For the contest, Lieut. Marty

'I. \VIIEN the 1944 Air Sta- NAOTC SoftballThree have McDonough to revamp, NAS his manager outfield. ,From will

tion football team plays its teams, NAGS, lake City the strong garden crew which

first game next fall, some NAS and Cecil Field NAS, are tied started the season, Right Fielder
halfback may break away fora for the lead in the NAOTC northern Walter DeFreitas has been lost

long twisting touchdownrun r sector softball raceA through transfer and Center Field.er .
I week ago Lake City was in Edo Vanni is on leave.In .
but chances are that he undisputed possession of first place right field Saturday, the

.won't have a string of press with two victories and no defeats Fliers may have erstwhile utility

raves behind him as did but games during the week infielder Bill McCloskey, a youngster :.
- George McAfee brilliant brought about the shuffle In the capable of good work at the
standings. plate who has been showing: signsof :
triple-threat ace of the 1942 r. a : Cecil Field beat Lake City 10 to developing into a good out.

team. a 8 in a free slugging contest to ad- fielder.
Again some lineman may catch minister Lake City's first defeat TXe center field assignment dur.

particular notice with crushing y Y: ro and to bring its own mark up from ing Vanni's absence will very likely
blocks and vicious tackles, but in ku, t one victory and one defeat to two go to Harrison Wlckel, aet.
nil likelihood, he won't be well triumphs against one loss. Mean eran of minor league ball, who h
known as were John Janusas and 'while NAGS scored a 1 to 0 triumph -

Jim Brutz, stellar tackles of the over Lee Field and took a 3 Fliers Will Not Defend
tame '42 squad. to 1 set back from St. Simons
This! gear's team Is likely to be Dick Lee, left, welterweight, and ('el l Cagnl, middleweight, both of Previously NAGS had one win and Semi-Pro Title In '44
toinuoted of younger men, many whom have impressive fight records, are taking daily workouts at I no losses
. first big time football experienceIn the Air Station boxing team Lee U a former Golden Glove champ and lost one beating St. Simon semi-pro baseball champion in
Service I competition. !Some of from Miami and Cal Oagnl defeated some of the bfottt middleweight Island 3 to 2 and losing to 1943, will not defend its title
in the tournament
them you may read about again around New York.Dispensary, Lee Field 5 to 0, beginning 9
in Jacksonville
lifter the war In college or professional Mayport, the first half winner, Is July
"We were pleased that the
ball. & VM Are Undefeated In in I last place with no victories and Air Station team won out over
In view of the current situation I two defeats in as many games. other teams of the State last
men with a year of college I :STANDINGS; :' "
: .
said Lt. Comdr Lawrence
Enlisted Men's Softball ', ru year
experience. or with a good record CompetionDispensary Te m- \\ U
NAGS, :2 1 .7V Haskcll physical train
In high school football : Lake City Nos 2 1 .TSO Ing officer," but the Secretaryof
should have no hesitancy about of the National League, and VM, of the I Cecil Held' NAAS :2 1 .70 the Navy's ruling on athletics

tilling Lieut. John MaM, of the American League, are pacing the enlisted men's softballrace I NAS Lee field JatknonUlle NAAS 2 1 2 1 ..r..iO.5ce'i as of 29 July 1943 will not

iJijKiral training department at after two weeks of the second half of the season. i, st, Simons Ul nd NAS 1 2 3JMuU'oit permit our entry this year"
J<;d. 593. NAAS 0 2 OliO
Dispensary stretched its win- _.__._ Last year the Fliers won five
--- ----
_ In charge of the Station surveyof ning streak to three straight by SOFTBALL, STANDINGS straight games and took the
material available for a team
1 to 0 from the National crown with ease.
taking a League
this fall Lieut Mason reports that 2 WAVE Teams
Storekeepers during the past W. L
more than 60 men phoned him last played in the Texas and
week. Shrout hurled a six hit ball Dispensary 3 week He hopes to get more calls game for the winners who got their O and G :2 C Battle TonightA later managed, Columbus, Ga.. and
this week until a satisfactory Personnel 3 1
Daytona Beach in the Cardinal
marker in the seventh in-
winning VO-VCS 3 1
of Station talent is made
roundup ning when Hillrner tripled and VFBe2ui1) 2 2 and R, WAVE softball champions farm system.
If it appears we have enoughmen : scored on Barnes single. 2 2 face an all,star team from McCloskey has been with the'
with football experience avail- VM ran its string to four in a A C and C. Steward R 1 1 1 3 the league whkh they dominatedin I team all year and Wickel has had

able for a team, you can bet your row by downing T 4 in a run-mak- Storekeepers 1" the final game of a three game three weeks to get In shape.
last simoleon that the squad will ing spree, 20 to 12. Mobley and Barracks D 1.4 series Thursday night at 1830 on Since most of the teams in the
Vie well coached, have as fine a Rickenback led the winners with Marine Barracks 0 1 the diamond in the WAVES area. I vicinity will be tied up In the
schedule as it is possible to arrange State tournament being
: nine hits between them. Mobley American The all-stars won the first game
and will be aiming to followIn got a homer, two triples and .a LeagueW. L 16 to 11 but A and R snapped held In Jacksonville next week,
the tradition of the '42 squad single while Rickenback collected VM 4' t) back to take the second contest, 7 the Fliers may have trouble booking -
which had a record of 9 victoriesIn a pair of homers and a triple. T. 3 1 to games. However, 'Mayport
13 starts, good enough for sixth In other games played during Seaman DockFerrle Guaid 2:2! 1 1 3.The game tonight which will be Frontier Base, one of the strongest
Tanking among the nation's Service the week, Personnel downed C. C. VF 4 :2 1 a five-inning affair will decide nines around here, was barred from
teams. Stewards 9 to 2 with Wells, King Main Boathouse 1 1 the series winner the tourney by the same Navy
Galley 0 1
e *
and Garbor leading the hitting. Recruit Center 0 1 Picbubte) lineups: ruling which prohibited the Air
ANYONE who has seen a ball Regan pitched a seven-hit game Hospital 0 1 A and K All M rllolman Station's entry.
game at Mason Field this season for the winners Ship Store 0 2CooksBakers (pitcher\ ) LoUNAOTl') I Manager McDonough and Manager
0 4
has been Just as entertained by Dispensary also beat VPB 2 ((2) Booth 1+f't'nanWAVES Galley) I Tip Murphy, of Mayport have
the balls and strikes umpire as 12 to 10. Farnoly, Huckaby, Cieri Office*' Leaguevovcs (catcher) I been talking over a home and
they have by the games. and Downaterono got eight of the L S. Alvli (first bait lannln) (Synthetic) home series for next week and this
Ills antics of pulling up a foot winners' 13 safe blows. Evans got 3 0 Bianher Quelen (M 1) may give NAS fans a chance to
(n low pitches at waving a team three hits for the losers Operations 1 0 (second Lose> see the Fliers in action even thoughthe
Commissary 1 it Waits Jackson (P T-1)
with the call
oat onto the field Supply State
VO-VCS triumphed over Bar 1 0 (third buae) tourney goes on.
of the tobacco auctioneer or witha racks D 5 to 3 as Sprose turned in VF 4 1 1 Avciclte atah (VM) I Mayport scored a win over the
"Shake It out of there" add a one-hit ball game. Public Works 0 1 (illlmw i Fliers in a contest played at the
to the color of the content! A and R 0 1 N Alvls unit) Frontier Base Wednesday 5
Personnel defeated the Store- Naval Hospital 0 3 Irks) I Jut
i To Raymond Peverell. Sp.(S) keepers, 6 to 1. Primm, King, Rob VPB :2 (2) 0 (. Hall \\utke (VPB 2) to 3. Gene Bearden lanky southpaw .
2e, railing the pitch 18 nothing erts and Bowden paced Peisonnel NAOTC 0 0/ (left field) I out pitched Bob Vickery in a
new. lie umpired in organic T 4 beat VF 4, 4 to 2. Jarz (center fcchmti lei.kamp (VF-4) I free hitting contest to gain the
ball for five Sears before twirled a two-hit game for the Whiz White Receives AwardLt. Smith 'nhemer (Par Loft) decision.
enlisting in the Navy, working (light field I ) A pair of doubles in the sixth
winning team while Byrd led batters Byron (Whizzer) White, I
lat In the Claw C Virginia with three hits. inning sewed up the contest for
famed football flier of the University -
IHI Mayport. Pitcher Bearden knocked
Peverell was discharged from VM, in another high scoring of Colorado and the Detroit DiMag Retains Batting Skill :. one into center field and then-

the Army last because he's game, beat Cooks-Bakers, 12 to 1. Lions, has received the Sgt Joe DiMaggio the well Catcher Bill Rateree lined another
Coleman allowed the losers just Bronze Star with 16 other officers known San Francisco lasagna fancier field
over 38 years old but didn't lose two-bagger down right
any time jn getting back into two: hits. Alfordy had three hits and men for his service with the hasn lost his batting punch line to score the winning run
Service. for the winners. "Little Beavers' destroyer squadron He clubbed out four home runs The game slated for Mason Field
Visiting teams rate him among Seaman Guard earned a 4 to 1 which five times bombarded in four games recently at a Cen- last Saturday with the Jarkson-
bases in the South Pacific.
Jap tral Pacific base
on pate acres
the best umpires who have work t'ontlnueit oa page actcaA .
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ed their games R this. season. & R And All-Star: :WAVE Teams Pict ;-ed-Here Meet Tonight; Playoff- Tilt

A RECENT Associated Press
f* *eyamm.mmilinmmnaammmtBiaenfamimef fi i -
story with a Great Lakes 111, date
line indicates that at least one Qi
Naval Station is going to have a
powerhouse football team next e at. A

According to the dispatch, eight
former professional players will be
leaving Great Lakes NTC soon and
I that their next station may well beth

r Naval Training Station, Bainbridge -1 I
Md. *

1 In the group to be detachedare #r
; Guard Joe Vodicka and Center -
AI Matuza, Chicago Heart: : :
Halfba Andy Uram, of the
Green nay Packers; HalfbackBob :
Morrow and Fullback Joe
Kukant, of the Chicago Cardinals ;
; Guard.I.CMI Fvmkus, of the
Washington Keil Skins; Halfback e
Len Janiak of the Brooklyn
Dodger and Dick Beltz, formerly -
of Pittsburgh Steelere.
S *

Four Tennis Aces Are

On Duty At PensacolaWell

known tennis stars now
stationed at the Naval Air StatIon -

Pensacola, Fla, include: Lt
(jg) Ted Schroeder, national R
doubles champion in 1941 and 1942.
Lt. Joe Hunt 1943 national singles -
champion; Lt. Jack Whitt-
more, Bib Ten tennis star and Lt.
Bruce Barnes, 1943 professional A and n, league champions, and a WAVE: all-Mar team will clash I tonight at 183'0 In time final game of a three series the dlaIUl""ot
singles' and doubles champion and at the WAVES *''". Each: u-am hM won one pm. Top row: LoU iNAwiC'. ncnnieidlskamn (VF 4) Fannln game(< and : i \\
(1\1.1) All-Star player Ensign Verta Hill, roach of both SBSi SS3
U.1 S. Davis Cup coach In 1939. rw"C\S th, \ A and R.
riua'ld/Bown'an' row I.J
heimer Parachute Loft Jackson IT-1 and Bum WAVES .
., and B
.51 *n raher.. and X. AIsle A
li.Met First row, \Vutke, Y'FB 2 (2), Ke.*an, WAVES Galfey-and "'ahlh, VM AllStarAnd Averttte Ilailr R.
Ben* The Jag Mr Hewn Thompson, $. AlvU and A and


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6 July 1944 JAX AIR NEWS Page Seven

:1: Navy Athletes Can't Compete On Gets Three Medals, Flier Receives Three Medals

' Civilian Teams Says ForrestalSecretary Promotion To Cdr. dT.

of the Navy James 1"orrestallast week defined the tatuse a

of Navy athletes with regard to their participation in civilian sports .

4 r 111e gist of the statement is that Navy atbletes cannot take part infports On Fourth Of July

except as members of naval teams within limited areas e l' y''r rq $g ; !

f The Navy Secretary's statement follows: Holidays have always proved to p'g '

x The Navy !Is receiving an Increasing be something special in the color-

Dumber ot request from civilianRources ful flying career of Lt Comdr.
for participation by Naval per- The
Hitting Apple Sam L. Silber USNR former .
rnnnel In athletic contest, For this skipper
jeason It Is necessary to reiterate that of a carrier-based tighter

n. the Interest ot maximum efficiency ... ,. '- squadron and now on the Naval
ol the Naval establishment, there can
be no change In existing regulation Air Operational Training Com-
KovernlnR I such participation."These mand headquarters staff at this

regulations, as summarized I Station, and the Fourth of July,
In a Navy Department announcementon
August 1, 1943, specify that Individual was no exception
ls In the Navy v\ho hate been orate All within the space of a few
prominent In sports will not be hours he received a promotion to

permitted to engage In contests away er the rank of full commander and
from their 8tatlo.ni except as members .
representing the Naval 1 ac was awarded three medals for extraordinary
rfvlt! to which they ate attached achievement in the

"The regulation also specify that South Pacific. I.h .
all athletic contests in which Navy >
Presentation of the medals, consisting
learns participate will be played with I
opponents from within the same area of two Gold Stars in lieu

In no case, moreover may an Individ- of a second and third Distinguished
ual team participate In contestwhich
or any
requires I absence from the Navy Flying Cross, and one Air Medal

activity: for 48 hours or mote. exclusiveof I was made by Rear Admiral n ; Y
air transportation Andrew C. McFall Chief of Naval'
"The worthy nature of many of the
4' contests In which\ participation by Naval Air Operational Training, duringa Rear Adm. A, C. McFall, Chief of Naval Air Operational TrainIng -
has been requested I III brief ceremony attended by high-
(, ... fully lecognlzed However. the job ol ranking officials of the NAOTC.According congratulate Comdr Sam: L. SlllK-r following award of three

' athletes In ref service Is to pie- to the citation which medals Tuewlay at this Station.
pare p or others as rapidly
s and as expertly, a. possible for combat I accompanied It, Comdr. Silber'sfirst L. D. HENDRY, AMMlc: "If it
r' with the Interruptions In this Star awarded to
enemy. Gold was
means me, Joe, I don't believe in
must be held to minimum
preparation a
him for his first holiday feat-participation "
The I It.
consistent with the needs of the Inquiring

service The authorize thl'Ie-1 in the' great American MARK LYONS, ARMlc: "I believe
fore, does not participation attack on Rabaul on Armistice
nt Naval personnel In athletic contests enough fellows have enlistedto !!
for benefits or other purposes.. Day, maintain a big enough Navy.I'd .
"In view ot the Incieaslngly critical I Silber's squadron, says ReporterQUESTION like to get out as soon as possible
shortage the the citation "despite intense anti-
manpower : moreover after the war. I'd like to geta
cannot Naval
Navy peirnJt personnelto aircraft tire and enemy fighter "
participate In Bthletlc contests on : trade of my own.
any other than the present basis Any planes, provided excellent cover R. P. SCHLISKE, ARM3C: "No,
liberalization' of the present regulationswould ri'k for the attacking bombers at all : I'd'
: never planned to stay in. There
properly give rise to the ques time."" Do you believe' in retaining
are enough reserves who like it
lion as to whether personnel engaged' r y "strafed ,
extensively In athletic contests tot The commander vessels and a mighty military force afterlVorld well enough, to keep up the Navy

useful meritorious military causes service were\ performing whether their any. still two maintained enemy surface his proper escort War II ends-even if Personally I have a job.back

induction was necessary and whether I with the bomber forma it means that you must remain home and that's where I'm going."
their places In the military service were position J. W. O'QUINN, S2c: "Well, if
tion, enabling it to complete Its in the service after the
feeing taken by personnel who were they need it to protect the U. S., all
removed from their normal
employment mission without damage.
duration and six months? I
Otherwise I
without Just cause On the afternoon of the same right. want to get out
"It, therefore has been necessary ANSWERS : and go to college. I'm only 18
for the Navy Department to adhere # day, Comdr. Silber's squadron E. B. SMITH SClc "No! I'm and I want a chance to get an education
; Vannl :
r\i Ictly to present regulations and to Edo ; SpAlc( ; Flier and thwarted many Jap- ."
make no exception regardless the over age now. Let the younger fellows
hh center fielder, place second anese dive-bomber attacks on the
worthiness of the project for the take their turn at it." T. W BISHOP S2c: "I think we
the team's hitters with a task force with Sil-
services of athletes ate requested" among U. S. carrier ,
should keep the Navy intact until
---- rifc--- mark of .318.: The former Seattle ber himself destroying two enemy :
want to home." PFC. ED order is restored everywhere, no
flash It fcocklng the ball hard and aircraft in the engagement., go "
Dispensary and VM Top giving Navy fan here an Inside Christmas Day 1943 began the NICHOLSON, Marine: "I'm young matter how long it is.
and plan to stay in the service, H. M. CHANDLER, AMMlc: "I
Enlisted Men's League slant on why h.'ft' the Pacific action which led to the second
Coast League's third leading Gold Star for Comdr. Silber's DFC anyway. I want to put eight yearsin believe we oughta have a military
Oatlnnetl from PM iii' force to keep world by forceif
the Marine Corps at least. peace
1910. The action consisted of
hitter In ribbon.
decision over the Boat house. Castles -
have to. If I have to in
strikes the big Jap base
was the leading batter for the ---41-- three on
Christmas Day rine No, I don't believe In a everybody else' will too, and misery ,
Winner!' at Kavieng, one on "
Zeke's Baseball Past mighty military force.: Just keep a loves company.
In the fleets' league, fouramt'll one on New Year's Day and one
pretty good regular navy army
were played. VF 5 downedA Still Offers Laughs on January 4. strikes and marine corps The rest have "Yes. I believe it would be best for
"As result of these ,
and R, 15 to 7. VO-VCS drubbed a "
had their and could be the country.
VF 4, 10 to 5. Operations edged M/ Sgt. Henry (Zeke) Bonura, says the citation; "one enemy and destroyer called back training to service on short PAUL BAILEY AMM2c: "I'm

out Public Works, 6 to 5 and the beaming banana salesman from two large cargo ships and I Abso-
notice. Everyone will want to get regular Navy say yes.
Supply downed the Hospital, 9 to 3. the Mealy Street docks of New Orleans several supply ships were severely sunk." out right away when the war i! lutely. We need a strong Navy to

Hitting stars of the week were has taken over the old Oran damaged and possibly ends." I keep people like Tojo off our

Wohle and Woodcock. A and R; race track and converted it into a Throughout these engagements the necks"
F. D. MULDOON SClc-: I be-
Dunn, Lanzen, Leppert and Dier- ball yard, complete with grand commander himself accounted for lieve In a strong Navy But I want I FRANK BOWMAN, AerM3c:
fcer VF 5 Case, Lynch and Hickey bleachers for his thriving three of the many enemy airplanesshot
; stands and to get the hell out myself when the "Sure, we'll need a world police
VF 4; Trudeau and Hilton VO- GI North African Baseball down by his squadron. war ends." force and the only way Is for the

VCS; McClelland, Stalk, Albrightand League to operate in this season. Comdr. Silber holds the Purple the JAMES HITT, BKRlcI'm: Allied Nations to furnish the men
received in
McHugh, Operations; Scott, Mention of Zeke recalls a funny Heart for wounds for it."
going out when the war is over,
Tenzen and Knight Public Works; warm-hearted, January 1 strike on Kavieng.The
story THOMAS ODESSA, Sic: "Abso
battles incident to the if I can get out. I figure eight
Johnson, Lindsay and Withers, White Sox star,
hard-hitting old Tarawa years of a man's life Is enough in lutely not. I'm 30 and married. We
Supply and Galligan, Shrefeld and who whatever his virtues, wasn't Marine landings NAOTC on staff officerhis the Navy." should keep a strong force, but as
Welch, Hospital. the greatest fielding first baseman brought M. L PERRY, PhM2c"I: think far as I'm concerned it shouldbe
Medal. Specifically mentioned -
Stark Operations pitched the the game ever saw. Once, after he Air made of the fellows .
is action, they should keep a strong Navy up
in his citation one
best of the week In the Of- at lit-
game had lunged feebly a puny ,"
November 19, where he but I think I've been in long
ficers' yielding just three and missed it, Manager occurring
tle grounder attacked and enough now" JOE HOOPER, PhM2c: "I thinkit
hits to Public Works in his team'sl storming and seven other pilots
Jimmy Dykes came SPROLES PhM2c- "We to retain somewhat ofa
broke the assault of 14 Jap W. M. : necessary
) to 3 victory. out of the dugout, yelling at his tip
but not to It shouldbe
torpedo bombers headed toward should maintain a strong military force, large.
coach, Luke Sewell. of American task force. That's why we're in such a large enough to control the
Flier's Go South For Game "Luke," Dykes screamed, "could" ships During an this action Comdr. jam now, 'cause we didn't keep one South Paciffc, which will eventually -
Saturday At Daytona HAS Bonura have fielded that ball Silber personally shot down one of after the first war. But I feel I've be our responsibility. I'd serveif

Continued from pass nix Sewell paused for a minute, then the Jap planes and diverted others done my duty in the first cruise I had to: chiefly because I'm

yule Coast Guard was rained out shook his head slowly "No, Jim- from the target. and six months after the war is single. If I were married I'd probably -

nnd no date has been set :jet for my," he said "Zeke couldn't have One of the principal actions in enough for me." feel different
fielded that ball. But any ..
---- -- -- ----
a iem"' which Comdr. Silber's squadron
':' port 5, Filers 3 first baseman could"Here's participated at Tarawa took placeon
Air !tnt'pn: I I Mayport --- Thanksgiving Day. BY .' AV1DHARGR I
ab.ho.nJ'! ab.h.na. WIMB1 '
Vannl.cf 5'2 3 0 Ino'll.d 3 1 3 1Andcrsonss How Sgt. Baer In addition to the medals awarded AVES 5zfJ

5411 Lon ,',M 2004rioM.3h Comdr. Silber yesterday, he

2012 4235Bi\kt'r.r Uavls,rf-3b 4300l.yorn 3020 Learned:: His Figures also holds a Distinguished FlyingCross r : '
he in the :
'. Wociuall.lf 411, OlNelsoirlb 4 0100Coluanc for the role played .
4 O-5 niBrardrn 1 4101Ifeilte.rf When Sgt. Max Adelbert Baer first American raid on Truk and T.nv ,

;,, : 401 f>Inatt'f't' 4223vyrln was heavyweight champion of the II a George Washington's Birthday ..' ..1".... : f1f
4193 /
>r.lb 42') 0 c world his owned 25 percent ". )
manager "
VUkery 300 2IHavcraiib 2001iMottox I : assault on the Jap bases at Tinian ,1. .
.rt 1010 of his contract Ham Lorimer and Guam, in the Marianas.He .' rt
---I owned another 25 per cent, his fa- and his squadron also par- \ # \
Totals 35 1 1 24 10)) Totals, 31: 8 27 U'Alt ther claimed 10 per cent and a lot in the aerial battles that I t t
Station 210 000 WO) -:3 ticipated
t HiO txt1 lOx-5 I of other guys owned an additional spearheaded the U. S. drive Into .. I j' t'ii

Runs, VannI. Anderson, Boyd 2 15 per cent, which left Maxie the Mai shall Islands.At : t ) : I
Long, L>nvls, Vkkeiy, lieniiUn, Error, I owning only 25 per cent of him- Ad-
Lyons. Huns batted In Lyons 2, Walsh II 'estel'day's .
2, Kateree, Baker. Two base hits. self."You miral McFall congratulated the : ) ,. .r\-: ) t
1 Lyons, Beaiden Kateree Sacrifice hit see," explained Max, "I newly-promoted commander on his _

Long Stolen base, Anderson Double thought there was thousand per Pacific combat record and read the ....fI ,
Nelson "
I liacceio lays. Ueartlen., Walsh and llateiee Nelson und Left on cent in everything, like in baseball citations that accompanied his decorations ,. ;' \ ./f/:

l> Station K May port b.: lilts, percentages. So I figured that ; .. i I"
fl'itt'llre 11 In 9 Innings, VUkcry although I had dished out 75 per Comdr. Silber a native of Baltimore "" \ tI -!
h In 8 Inning Base on ball! off Hear- i"Ja
: left .
had 925 '
cent I still per Md entered the Naval I
len 3. Vlckery 3. Struck nut by IJenrilen- '
). den 7, Vtckeiy 4. Wild pitch, Uearden. for myself. Boy, was I surprised! service in 1935, andwon his wingsat I va
Winning pitcher Dt"IHdeIT Time of _3i mm
Pensacola t
the ,
tame 2 hours. Umphes, Brten (F). k9
: Sutton (D). New Recreational Station. Before assuming com-
mand of his own squadron he had

; Student OffircrttW. Facilities AddedLawn flown wHh four other fighter
t L
: Officers 'r 0 squadrons, one of which was stationed ?

r ? Gunnery V.." 5 1 2 chairs and tables of brilliant in the Guadalcanal area during -

42 ((1) hue enhance of late the recreation the early days of the war, and
VK 0 2 each WAVES served instructor at Pen
T.4 > 0 ::1 grounds of had as an
; 1 Officers 0 3 barracks, arranged in inviting sacola and the Miami Naval Air

V1132 (2) 0 0 groups for sun bathing, casual relaxation Station

I I -; and evening games He Is a graduate of the Univer-

t .. I Station IfeMballW., L throughout the summer. The recent "slty c* Maryland, where he was active -

.. success of two all-WAVE in football and was listed aa

.'. Seaman Guard K r picnics has prompted the addition an All-American member of the t.

Marines Bluejackets 7 3 10 5 of an outdoor fireplace in the pic- lacrosse team. '

,_ / -- -._ViSt nic yard, between buildings 720 At Tuesday's ceremony Admiral

and 722, which may be used by any McFall also presented Ens. Allan

;: : Pesky Is Commissioned WAVE groups or individuals:' mere- E, McArthur, USN, with the

f t.\I i\;.i1, I t: "j Johnny Peaky, ex-Boston Red ly by arranging with the Welfare Presidential Unit Citation ribbon,
the USS
Sox is an Kneign-in Department. denoting service
:: c'-.' shortstop, now December 1941
the Naval Reserve. He graduated ----awl------- Enterprise from 7 ,

J of. M"'II. D...o.r to 15 November, 1042. while the
t .,Ii from the assistant operations: Aar, itar
t t1 $ fleers' school at the Naval Air Station famous carrier was participatingin
, i j' I I"I ten major battles and raids .'
t i I Atlanta, G \. Kjr' lIe Freed.rs



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, ?Ql1g. Eight C t .IAN' !'IJ Alft' NEWS NEWS 6 July, 1944A I

h .
under most trying conditions. -

: And RDivision Accessories Overhaul if W :A S, W.F tl.t. Gyv.rH, : Jrt:, $ .PtcrU.RE l'

Recently it was the sad duty of .. '. ... ". ,
, the entire civilian and military personnel -
i t of the Accessories Over- 1 1I
I haul Division to bid Lt. Lloyd Alan
Pn (H"llor Shop No. IS 1
Laflin farewell. Lt. Laflln had been

The Prop Shop reports that Bera Officer In Charge for the past two
Perkins is over her siege of the years. He has now been transferred

1 mumps and has returned to duty. to the staff of NAOTC.

I Also, that Kay Strickland has been On the same occasion the en-
t called to her father's bedside at tire personnel were most happyto
i Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltl- welcome Into the division Lt.

l more. We' e all got our fingers N. R. Willis who is replacing Lt.
: I cro& d. Laflin as Officer In Charge.

i A since 1919 Lt.
Navy man ,
Ordnance Shop No. 15
Willis has more than 23 years of
Ordnance Shop reporter writes airplane overhaul and maintenancework

'We are missing R. C. Copeland, behind him. A native of Way-
this week but he "There Is
says, cross, Georgia, Mr. Willis was in
nothing like getting ten days leave, general service for the first three

") and being paid for it'." Our shop years of his Navy career. From
takes pleasure in welcoming Eva then on his experience has taken

Palmer from California, and Jua- him aboard the USS Texas, the

nita Raulerson from Monlac, Ga., Naval Air Station at Norfolk, the
into our midst. We hope you like I USS Saratoga, the Naval Air Sta-
your work, and will be with us along tion at San Diego, the USS Lex-
time to Pete
Congratulations ington, then to Coco Solo, Canal
IHvis, for winning that $100 War Zone. From there, Patrol Plane ') b II IIr
Bond last week. Come, Pete, tell Squadron duties took him almost
us who picked the winner! Louise
the entire expanse of Pacific Wa-
Brandon and husband have just ters, from Alaska to southern
returned from ten days' leave re Chile.
porting very nice stay in Daytona -
l' Beach. We are glad to have Lt. Willis is also a family man,
having two sons, aged 13 and 11.
1, Madge Bell Isle back, after a
vacation. His wile Anna, a Norfolk girl,
arrived in Jacksonville with their

"I Gun Shop sons Monday, the 26th. They have

Another week and plenty of hot ,I taken a house in Lakeshore, where

: weather, however we are still I they will set up housekeeping for
working hard. This week has the first time in two years. When .

brought us a little closer to Vic I queried about his new job Lt.
tory. Many mothers, wives and Willis said: "I was surprised to NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL _=
sweethearts have received those find such a new set-up turning: V.
much dreaded telegrams from the over with such clockllke smooth: 23 Sub. have met and surpassedtheir ----

I War Department this week. Are ness. It's"going to be swell work- quotas. Share Your !
ing here. WEDDINGSA.
you doing all you can so that these There are some newcomers in

boys have not given their lives in Little Thing From A A K 23A: Blanche L. Kirkley comes in
Auto Now"If
? A It. Department-Brownia
Maintenance as a Mechanic Learner, under Mr.
Lane to William
This week also finds us with a Everyone U happy that: Fagan's supervision; Margaret E. you have room In your car Beach, on Sunday Kelly, June 25th.: Daytona They
new fellow in our shop. Namely. Hamilton comes in as an Aircraft for additional rider, will you
Ed Wood'could his will make their home in .
spend vaca- Daytona
Harry Saulter. He is just with us Worker, from the Philadelphia please rail the Personnel Relations Beach.
for the summer months, but after tion in the 'Magic City' 'with it'sfull Navy Yards Let's give the girls Office, extension 412",
he finishes his one more year of quota of 'Lil DeIcers all the help and encouragementwe I pload, Miss Betty KochtlUky, Supply Department Isabel
school, we hope to have him back The Maintenance Shop has now can. Remember when we first Employee Service Clerk "So Brown to Edward Wycoff, on Sun

with us, as he surely is a hard become a full Division. came here many request for ride have day July 2nd.1't"MHnnt"1 .
Kelattonv !Vr artnu nt
working fellok. The :5th War Loan Drive is going We are very sorry that Mabel gone unfilled that many of our -Mary Bishop to Lt. jg|) George

Here's hoping you celebrated along so smoothly with over half Howell had to resign this week employees are finding It exceptionally l I E, Watkiss, on Friday, June 30th.
your 4th the patriotic way by put our quota filled and still two weeksto but we are hoping she will soon difficult to get to and --- ---"
ting a little extra effort into doing I go. We know it is going over be well enough to come back. from work," she contimu-d.

your part. the top. Sue Mehaffey looked at those recruiting The meet critical part of the
The Foreman. Mr. Sauer, is feeling city are Norwood, North Shore, BIRTHS
posters, just as long as she
Aeee.w orle 16, Instrument much better and able to be could, so she has joined the nrentwootl and ltl\er,.itle. Driver -

According to A. R. Wilson, back on the Job; he was greatly SPARS. Good luck, Sue.Let's Jibing In Lake Shore and Inspection % Survey A six
AMMl2c: who keeps the records missed throughout the Division and Jacksonville Beach are also bad- pound daughter was born to Hazel
production in the instrument shop everyone is hoping he won't drive pile Bond on Bond until ly needed. The department that and William Hays on June 22nd.

continues to increase in spite of himself so hard he will have a we smother the Axis. are the most affected are the The newcomer has been named,

the inconveniences brought about set-back. News of IVb Employee Of AAR Supply and A, & K. Department Valeria Jean. Mrs Hays was an
by the installation of air condi- The Cleaning Shop in Engine *. Therefore If you live in inspector in the Machine Shop
tioning. Through the efficiency and Overhaul will soon be arranged to It was a happy day for Marion any one of the above mentioned ---": i*---- -
Rowe when her
cooperation of the personnel, it suit everyone so the constructioncrew husband telephoned communities and work In eitherof
was said, an all time high was established can catch up on some other from New York to say that he the two department listed Voluntarily Raise Goal

for the period from May jobs.Our was home from England after nine I above, will you please get In Naval personnel and Civil Service .
25th to June 25th, and there is new storeroom Is about months overseas service. It was touch with the Personnel Relations workers are all doing their partto
every indication that the produc- ready, so that any materials need- quite a revelation to watch Marion Office. Tliii doe not mean help the Public Works Depart.

tion will continue to increase with- ed can be had at one place, with- normally so quiet and reticent that ride are not needed from ment reach their self-imposed Independence -

out any let-down in the quality of out having to work over the en- the morning after the long other points, but that the sections Day War Bond goal of;
the work. tire building.It distance call, telling everyone the of the city and the departments 100000. Although the Public
Newcomers to the shop seem to is reported that Fred P. OH- exciting news, and rushing about a* stated above are Works Department's stipulated

be serious in their efforts to be- veros, Sr., and Harry Craig, have making preparation to leave. As the most critical at the present goal was $2 .OOO the ante was voluntarily .
come good Instrument mechanics.It been fishing again, and from all one person remarked, she didn'tknow time raised.
U hard to find an instrumentthat reports the commercial fishermenin Marion had so much talk in ---- -- -- -- --- -
some of the personnel are not this area will have to look for I her. We regret that Marion is leaving when it comes! to investing his I U. S. heavyweight: recent..

qualified to repair, it was said. new markets, because of the floodof i us but we are happy that shecan I II money. He says: "Sure I gave up ly attacked Yawata -- "Japan
Mrs. Lois Sterling is now a fish given away by this pair. I join that husband we've heardso some money but just think, they Pittsburgh" where one-fifth of all
much about, who, by the way, are giving their lives."
grandmother. Her daughter gave Oliveros is a veteran Isaac Walton up Japanese war steel 1 is made. This
birth to a fine, big boy. Frank, member in this section, while Craigis is a Navy man-a Lieutenant in Johnny Graves from the Plating is how our Armed Forces are help.
the air service. Shop, is using his purchase for a
"Pappy.. Warren received a telegram a newcomer. ing you to defeat your enemy-the
from his son, announcing his Our smiling Leadingman, Wal- One shocking and terribly sad future Investment. After the war Japanese worker. Our brave men
return to the States after having I ter Scott, says that after the first piece of news was very recently I clouds have drifted by and peace will keep Japanese productiondown
received by Mrs. Sophie Geleneau, has settled
on our country again
been overseas for several months. year as a volunteer Port Security if you will only continue to
when she was notified that her he to this invested
Guard learn it U not neces- plans use money
Mrs. Viona Cunningham spent her you keep American production UP.
brother 2nd Lt. Peter J. Knaus I
to remodel and extensionon
have Did put an
to sleep. you
recent in Atlanta. Georgia.Mrs. sary any --- a--- -
Alpha Sweat and Mrs. Mary notice Otis Spurlin trying to look Medical Technician, was killed in his house.
Core have been crossed off the cool and comfortable between two action in the European theater of Ann Small, of the Landing Gear Here is a message to YOU from

sick list and have been welcomed fans, with perspiration trickling I operations. Sophie has been with Shop, was not available for a state- Admiral King, General Marshalland
back to the fold. Mrs. Lena Smith down the mass of curly hair on his A&R for two years and is a valued ment, but it can be counted on that General Arnold, who are just
employee. The knowledge that she she will do her best. back from the front "The recent
baa been called out of town to attend head, and fourteen guys wantingto
material has been doing her part in the war Aircraft Overhaul 'Inds A WayIf favorabfc{ course of the fighting
her mother, who is very ill. know if the they or-
Arthur E. Nelson, AMMl1c, instructor dered yesterday is heer yet? effort must be of some comfort It takes a sacrifice to buy an seems to have persuaded some people
instruments If have contributionsto to her. She is now away on a shortleave. extra Bond, then sacrifice! It real- that the war Is as good as
on pressure you any
L* back from leave.Congratulations make to this column, please We'll miss her. ly isn't a sacrifice to buy some- won, and accordingly they can
to the Pressure leave them in the No. 1 Air Con- If you really want to know how thing you have anticipated buying.But throw up their war Jobs and go
Instrument Croup were tended by ditioning room before Tuesday. See to keep busy in these days of to sacrifice means to give untilit back to civilian life The war

Snapper S, L. BeighTey. in his note you next week. I stress and worry, just ask Viola hurts. That is a small price to is NOT yet won; it will be won
of which we boast: "We have hada Walter E. Riviere. i Ritchard. At present she is work- pay for what we here in our coun- the sooner If everybody in war
fine record for the ing in the Mail. File and Record try get in return. It shouldn't takea work sticks to his job until com
month. Our foreman Mr. Engine Overhaul Section of A&R, managing her lot of speech-making and horn- plete victory has been attained."
shop ,
Quarterman. J. Kenyon and home, with the aid of her husband, blowing for us to realize that War That's good advice folks, let's not
Burn, and shop supervisor, Mr.
Ens C. J. Ritchard, and entertaining costs money and that money must just HEAR It, I let's HEED It.
BUtch, have complimented our family left on July 3rd for ,
group for their interest and fine Heathvllle, Virginia, for a ten day two guests from her home town come through taxes and loans. So V5t
attitude toward their work. Let us vacation i of Decatur:, Ill The guests, Beverly I after all is said and done, we aren't Secretary FOIT'stal has stated t1 \

make every effort possible this Hornback and Dot Brinkoetter, are giving our country anything. Just that the surest way to shorten

month to further improve our department M Si M Division of A & R I quite enthusiastic about Florida lending-and with good interest, this war is to give our fightingmen

; that we may continueto Delma E. Register.I I and want to live here and workin too! a great bank of weapons with
merit this recognition. By am taking this opoprtunity to the A&R. I The Fabric Shop said goodby to which they can blast the Jap where
I two of its valued fellowworkerswhen ever and whenever the opportunity
Personnel Relations
thank Lt. Russ, of -
working congenially together we
Aircraft Overhaul fail Four IOOO
can accomplish great things." for meeting with the reporters -: Mrs. Alma Carpenter and can be opened up. "We do not
Signed, S. L. Beigley, Snapper. of A & R for the Civilian War Bond PurchaseAmelia Mrs. Mabel Taylor left for Pearl have that reserve," says.Mr. For.

In the gyro room we are happyto Section of Jax: Air News. I S. Drawdy.J. Harbor on the 25th of this month. restal. The Job is clear for thoseof
McAndrews Assistant They will on the good work I the home front. Get them that
welcome to our gyro horizon as- Since we are only amateurs at J. as carry
sembly line the following newcomers this we all appreciate the pointers I Aircraft Overhaul Foreman, has a for Uncle Sam there, and we all reserve-and get: them home again.
: Claire Peacock, Alice he gave us. The purpose of the : four purpose motive in buying War wish them the best of luck, and a I ---- i<, -- -
Thomas C. L. Boatwright. Jose- pages that are being devoted to Bonds. This $1,000 purchase especially safe journey. "Free American labor has work.
phine Skinner, James Rance Harbor Civilian Personnel Is to bring abouta I I in memory of a brother who Also expecting to join them in ed in a way that the Axis nations,
and Frank W. Davidson. closer relationship and a more gave his life. After having survived the near future are Mrs. Daisy using the Gestapo and the machinegun

Katherine Vance, also in the cooperative spirit among the civilians I Dunkirk, he was killed In an Reinhardt and Mrs. Orisno Ben as incentives, could not
gyro room, was pleasantly surprised on this base. air raid over England. This brotherwas nett. Our good wishes also go with match." That is the tribute to the

a few days ago by a visit The only way we can make these with the RAF. Two other them. men and women on the produce
from her hero brother, Lt. Col. pages of the Jax: Air News, news, 'brothers, one with the Infantry, Do You Know That: tion front paid by our new Secretary .
Dudlow C. Adams, of the Army is for any employee hearing some and one with the Tank Division, Homer Schwarz from Landing of the Navy, James Forreatal
Bngineera. He has just completedtwo thing to be sure to turn it Into are carrying on the fight. A sister, Gear Shop is leaving for the Mari- free American labor is backIng .
and a half years of duty in the reporters. Everybody likes to already two years with the Red time Service. He is one of the High the men of our fighting fleet

New-Guinea and Australia. It may talk, so if you know "anything," Cross Womens' Auxiliary, Is in School boys who has done such a and will do so until final vic
be remembered tha the was awarded let's put it Into print. I England. McAndrews Bays "My splendid job here in Aircraft Over- tory.
the Legion of Merit several The 5th War Bond Drive Is on, only regret ,Is that I cannot buy haul, and we are sure he can be '
months ago for exceptionally meritorious MM Division quota has been five times as many Bonds." depended on to carry on the good frantically, for a house'to move

services in Milne Bay, New set at (13,000, which has been apportioned -I Irving Ettingoff, Shop 01, Is work wherever he goes. into. Joe Phillips trying to get .
Guinea, where his unit built and to the Shops in the Division. only a sixteen year old boy, but The funniest thing: Bill Cattrett, a new tire. You have our sym

,_ maintained numerous installations i Shops 20, 27SSi. 2TAi I and :he has a much older viewpoint, Landing. ,Gear Shop, searching pathy, boys.

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6 July, 1944 CIVILIAN TAX AIR NEWS NEWS Page' Nine .,

II 'Inspection And Survey, They Help Put Independence Day Bond Drive Over, Top

Metal & Machines Div. : _1I1111'j


By Ruth C. Rakch i .. .

Mr. FJnenco: our Principal Inspector r ..
insists that he is going You'd Better ; .
& &* .II
into the armed forces soon. We'd A/ ;
bate to lose him from I & S, but Take Care 1 BOND ,
according to his latest report on BUTTON WITH! AC 1 : .

t.Nt: baby daughter and wife will Of Tires .
wake out ok. Heavens, if baby ,..1 : .

daughter takes daddy on for a Better plan to take Rood care: of E' <'ti"" .
tame of pool, as Johnnie claims your present tires during this hot,, JIll. ." ... I
she does, she will be out here help summer weather, warned O.P.A. : .:;, t 1it.7, f, .'. ,,".
jnf: out on our defense job soon. Officials, as the chances of getting t" ''> '' .
Mr. Hinson our Metal and Ma replacements are quite slim. ; y' .' < ., : ,

chine Supervising Inspector, has Hot ...
weather is quite detrimental ? iI' W .'{
done more "smiling" recently than to tires and every precaution: :" .
he has in the past two years We should be taken to give them the ,'!- r"Y" :
Are glad to see you happy, Joe, and best care possible. It is suggested ? .f "" '. __ <.,'
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feeling good. that the air pressure be watched 1<.vr .

Glad Marjorie in the Gyro Shopis closely] as the pressure increasesas .... ., > ,. \, J I
feeling better. She had an awful the heat on the tires Increases: t '- r <" 4) ) '. '
bead cold, but stuck right on the If the pressure is not watched and ... 1i \, .. /

job. Had the pleasure of meetingher kept at the proper number of iIr: '1. "(... ,t. ... .. "
husband and daughter. Believe pounds, the possibility for a blowout ......., :' .'' ..:.
it or not, she also has a son in the is hightened. "". .
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Armed forces serving overseas. The new tires available] are way '1t w ... I
We are all planning on our pic below the demand. The new tire eY J. v ,
nic. Will be held at "Gold Head" quota for Jacksonville this monthis < .
State Park, near Camp Blandmg.] so small in comparison to the w'b
July] 9th. There will be transportation need that the number available] will I "gt
provided for everyone.W. hardly scratch the surface. : i f
And there of ;
are no
L. Still, one of our older senior ) ,
the situation within ,
up :
in the Department,
the next few months, O.P.O. Officials -
rays he doesn't have a worry in the
world. Also] boasts that the "Prop" !
Shop is the best in the A&R. We I 4 r
are all] so happy to know his son,
Tc?. Sgt: Wallace is back in the I r Supply Sallies I

States again after servin;:, seven s ,
rs <
months overseas. Wallace receiveda
Presidential Citation about sixty My LUette TempleAs

days ago. He has also received the strings of night easily]
several ribbons and medals for ex- give way to the tug of dawn in sI
traordinary heroism performed I June each new day finds Supply s
outside the regular line of duty employees preparing to wage war .

He was Engineer on "Impatient with war anew. Each does it in his .. A9t3\ t doa ,
a 1Ya Iwc m
:Maiden, a Bomber, on missionsover
North Africa and Sicily. He own way from the time he steps T'he five men In the center, four civilian and one sailor, recently became members of the $1,000
has been stationed at Kansas City. into the brief cool of morning toward War Bond Club on this Station by purchasing bond to the total amount of $12,000. The women in the
with malaria fever, but is well I the comer on which he must photo are bond worker In their respective departmeota on the Station. From left to right those In the
again now, and due in Jacksonville wait for his ride f this own way I photo are: Mr. Louise Abraham, Frederick W. Murry, James II. JHyiteM, Tom Groan, SKlc, Harry
often including hitch-hiking on.. C. Maupln, Hoy J. Kxlen field and Mrs J. H. Gwyive
at an early date. realizing he has missed his ride1)! ) .' .._, .. -- -----
There is being organized a girls' Nevertheless, he arrives, and on 1-
oft ball] team all of you girls in time From that point on the day Ration BoardDowntown
I&S are invited to come and join. is completely different from the I ScuttlebuttBy I II SAFETY
So glad to announce that Mr. preceding one in that it discloses :
Nelson has survived the ordeal of new developments in personal his- Is
toting alone. His wife and two fine tories (not Standard Form No. I Tom Behind The i!
chilli(' flew over to Alabama fora Umpty-ump't! I Nor is the interest Quinn

month's vacation. "Thank Goodness excited: by singularity of event but .I This is Independence Day Week. I i Shy Of Help
," says Mr Nelson, "The rather by its association with familiar The radio is replete with patriotic LINES iI
month Is about gone." personalities. Elizabeth i music and the glorious] stories!! of I HELP WANTED! Is the frantic

Now last but not least. Buy j Kimbrell and Vera Gibson nonchalantly the heroism of our forefathers One THE SAFETY! PIN cry that is heard coming from the
Bonds! This time it's "Fight With winning a $25 War Bond must be deaf indeed who does not O. P. A. Ration Board in Jacksonville
the Fifth" War Bend Drive. Mates! unto themselves for the mere pit : thrill at the thought of what it Before you were able to take The great increase of their
The attack has been made. The remaining I tunce of 75c (both of whom's pit- means to be an American. We are care of yourself others protectedyou work and a shortage of sufficient
part of the war now is tances chanced to be borrowed, incidentally I i living in world today where people from painful injury by using help results in a delay of as muthas
to "fight. The easiest and test And if you say this reporter seem to try to hide their real the "SAFETY PIN" where it four days to auto owners in get
way we can do our share of fighting told you ;you will dndoubtediy -'I feelings. We are too afraid that would afford the most protection. ting their necessary gasoline.
is by buying more War Bonds. I be charged with libel by that someone will think we are insin- NOW-How about carrying on? The local rationing office here
same reporter!) Nothing so unani- I cere. Too many of us hide our real Your safety and the personalwell at N.A.S. for gasoline Is a branchof
mous as the phrase, "I knew it all feelings under a false exterior. being of those around you depend the regular Rationing Board
NEWS FLASHES along" can but characterize an an- I Sometimes a call to patriotism on your ability to apply the in downtown Jacksonville, operated
Aircraft Ov fh.ul Division Inspection' and nouncement of wedding plans following -; seems to fall upon deaf ears. We principle of the "SAFETY PIN," for the convenience of | erfconnel -
: a protracted office romance as a people seem to be unmoved namely by guarding against haz- attached to this Station.
Smv.y Department By the time this goes to but when the results are summedup ard.There Competed applications are forwarded -
By Muriel E. Mitchell press Isabel Brown will have simplified the story is always the are two kinds of guardsto from the Station Rationing -
Lucy Mixon. Inspector in Shop I personnel records by bear- "we have-gone over the top same'j be considered: Office to the down town
No. 22. was over in the Fabric Wy-ckoff I I "How little (1) The "MECHANICALGUARD" board for final processing said
i my
Shop during lunch hour Tuesday, (ever since last Sunday! ). know what precious blessings they' which is installed or fur- approval. The O.P.A. has asked
all smiles I wonder why? Lucy is I The groom, you know, is our Pur- are in possession of, and which no I nished by the management. that all X.A.S. employees" ] submit -
about to "I do," and looked (2) The "MENTAL GUARD"
say 'chase Division Supervisor.Probably other peoples on earth enjoy" is their gasoline applications
very happy about the whole thing. this should appear on the inscription around the base of which you must set up against all at least five days before their
I've >Warrant Officer Swin- the enlisted personnel pages, but the flagpole] in Union Square in hazards that you encounter in your present coupon are all user|.
son, going around here lately with I since we all knew Sk George Mur- New York There is a certain daily tasks. This will give the greatly overworked
his head in the clouds Could have dock as a civilian, he deserves a amount of truth in that statement. "LOOK"For Ration Board the time
something there! ,I place on our own hallowed page. We gripe and complain about our hazards and remove them ne* Don't let any of us forget to buy Known to us simply as "Murdock," lot, whatever it may be, whetherwe "LISTEN" applications. Both the downtown
that War Bond today that we ,I he has been for two years that we be In the service or civilian life. To instruction office and the branch office
meant to buy "yesterday that will '' know of, meeting the problems of One who reads our history must "LEARN"The located on the Station are making
help to buy freedom tomorrow! 'I engine storage. Knows what It's recognize that our road as a nation safe way to do your work. every effort to eliminate the
Marguerite Dixon, Assistant Inspector I I all about, too! And now he leaves has not been an easy one, "BE SURE YOU" ARE SAFE I confusion and delay that ha re-
in Shop No. 32 and Shop I. Supply to answer the call of distant i filled with complete accord, but THEN GO AHEAD. Milted from the shortage of help.
No 34, is confined to her home by duty. We'll be waiting to greet I when the pinch comes, whether it A PAINFUL SUBJFX7T: i
illness .1 when finished Job They failed to report minor In- service and permanently disabled
you you've your I be on the battlefield or in a bond
Herbert S. Mwan.. InspectorIn and come back, Murdock. Our drive, "We Stand United," we juries, two workers in one department for work in his or her occupationmay
Shop 02, Is leaving Saturday to blessings go with you! and win. did not think little scratcheswere be retired regardless of the
fight, we
erili. t in Uncle Sam's Navy. 'I Speaking of departures, et al, serious enough to get medical attained age. Persons having 30
former For more than twenty years it attention years service and 60 of
years age
Lynn Williams s inspector 'who among civilians has taken the
of Naval] Air Station now in I cars to bid everyone adieu as generously has been my privilege to contactmen i RESULT: Infection, sufferingand may retire on full annuity.
in every walk of life, from the lost time.It Persons having 15 or more
business at Bronson. Florida] was as did George F. Carroll, :years
visiting her old friends on the Station with his mimeographed notes to heads of our greatest corporations I was quitting time and a girl service and 62 years of age maybe
o Monday. I. ? Very thoughtful we I to the forgotten man who has no fell and injured her knee: she retired on an annuity based on
everyone job, no hope of one. I have found no would miss her ride home if she years of service.
Lieut. E. ]I. Butts!, formerly a would opine. He goes to NAS,
W Senior Inspector In Assembly and I Corpus Christi, Texas, to hecklehis shortage of ideals once that I was went to the dispensary RESULTShe : Persons having 30 years of serv-
Repair (civilian), has returned Japs! able to talk "man to man" to any- :, did not miss her ride but ice and attaining 55 years of age
one. By the same token I have she will miss several at work be retired reduced '
from Miami to be our Inspection I Typical of a singular event anda days may on a an
found the American Ideal pretty :, and suffer pain unnecessarily. nuity.
Survey Officer. Good luck to singular person (we never fail
We evenly distributed in all walks of lilT "1HTI.KU"-RKI'OKT lOUKACCIDENTS The Senate Civil Service committee
Butts in his' new assibgnment see) is Mrs Zola Epting,
you you I life. That is why the "Congres- on June 15, 194-4 reportedout
are proud to have him back from her store In-
very who plunged
.I I' I sional Medal of Honor" is awarded I of committee, favorably Sen-
with us.Mrs voice whirlpool into a week's vacation -
both sides of the railroad track.
on ate Bill No. 1371. This legislationif
Ada Sanches, Inspector house-cleaning! "Many
Shop No. 33, is recuperating in Ft. I are called but few are chosen!" I That is why I get that thrill when i Retirement News it becomes law would permit retirement -

Lauderdale] after a serious illness.I I From round the globe we hear "The Star Spangled Banner" is I Q. 1.-When was the first retire- of Civil Service employees]
think Inspection and Survey asa that our Miss "K" (Marguerite played. That is why I feel my,: ment law passed and when. did it regardless of age, after 30 :years'
I spine stiffen and I stand at attention -
I service.
whole joins me in expressing Kimbrell) who left us in Januaryto become effective?
thanks for our pins "U. S. Navy close in on the Japs at Kodiak, I when "Old Glory" is unfurled A.-The first retirement law was The bill amended would become .
Civilian Service." Now I wish there Alaska, is suffering from sunbury to the breeze. Those end ten thousand approved May 22, 1020. and became effective at the end of hos
other reasons are why I am tilities and remain in force for :3
was some way we could add our and blisters! Let there never-moie effective August 1, 1920. with a
years of duty in Civil Service. I'm be said a word against Florida sun glad I am an American. maximum pension of $60.00 per years thereafter, and would apply
proud of my fourteen years and I and beaches even if we all come month. Under the present pension when bonaflde reductions in forces
know there are more "old timers" in on Monday mornings muchly resembling bien"-That will be only the beginning 'law, it is possible to draw one- I became necessary. Those employees .
that feel the same way. the Roast Pig of Charles of a torrent which you half of base pay after 35 years of having retirement status"wouldbe
What do some of these people Lamb's Dissertation! quickly recognize as unintelligible.The service and 60 years of age: thus permitted to retire rather than
want? A Jap bomb or a Robot We know a little secret about tragic part is you feel so foolish I an employee, making $3000 per discharge other employees.] TbJs
Bomb to go off under them before Mr. Schrader from down in "Peaceful at that point! year base pay could retire on $1500 provision would enable the Government
they wl'l bu- bonds? What good I is Valley" (Building 162, 163. 164 Lets drop any further commentand per :year to place in employmentthose
money in the bank if that bankr' half way to Orange Park!). The close this column until' next I Q. 2. .--What are the ages of retirement who are now in the armed
I btlongs] to a Jap or a German? secret is, he speaks Spanish! But week! 'Til then have a "Busy" I ? services on their release or discharge .
Answer next week! fluently! Some day walk up to him Fourth of July! Working. I A.--There are several ages of retirement : without disturbing permanrot

--'- otl.kJjalmm. as we did and say your one line of -- + under varying conditions: employees -
.. -- Spanish: "Como se usted mon Seventy years is the age at --- ---

The Army operate more than amigo"-Quick as a flash and before Whenever :you think you're having which automatic separation becomes Buy, Buy War Bonds .
4,000 vessels most of them small I he realizes he's been taken byhe'll trouble, just think of poor Little effective OrBf'
tope and launch. surprise! answer with "Muy Orphan Annie Employees having 6 year .** Bye Free+lont .

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13 Battle ActionsFred MAD CORPORAL tIt ;\

L. Oberwise, AOMlc, in his was a grrrrand and glorious4th
seven years in the Navy, has seen for Corporal Robert Sexon of
his share of the seven seasandalso Squadron 7, M.A.D., NATTC. By
his share of action.A virtue of his purchase of three $500
veteran of the African campaign War Bonds in the M.A.D. Indcpen
and 12 major actions againstthe & dence Day War Bond Drive, ho
; Japs In the Pacific, Oberwisehas was awarded a warmly enthuslas
served on two cruisers and an tic kiss by none other than the
aircraft carrier and his duties Bond Queen of M.A.D., Miss Juno
have ranged from being in chargeof Lyle.

\ I an aviation unit on a warshipto The highly successful campaign,
aq> turret gunner in a TBF Squadron. under the direction of Captain

Fred F. Frink Chairman, was climaxed .
Oberwise, a modest young fellow Z b by a Fourth of July Rallyat
who is reticent about talking of )'' the NATTC Old Auditorium at
his battle experiences, arrived at 1600 Tuesday.The .
NATTC recently and is an instructor .y assembled Marines first
in Ordnance School viewed authentic moving picturesof
Of the numerous the atrocities and misery China
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actions' had suffered at the hand of tho

his ship partici- common enemy, Japan
i pated in againstthe "Their, In that picture, you _
Japs the ( > have seen more than enough to
t } most vivid in > make you want to buy more than ....)
O be rwlse'smemory w > "
ever before, said Captain Frink,
is the -.\, Ii'i.rt .-.
s.sr following the movie lie then
battle of Bou \ t.IWDU#,Ie. -_ ; gainville early .A. Here she Is, leathernecks "Mfos Marine Bond Queen" -un bonds in this present drive to
in November of < t masked-which we say Is a break for the public. The Queen U Miss rise and congratulated them
l 1943. "We '.>. ? June Lyle, who was selected as the sponsor for M. A, D. In the Independence upon their efforts.
Anne Gwynne bombardedJ Day Extra War Bond Drive at NATTC. Miss Lyle may All Marines snapped to attention *
: One of Hollywood's new and positions Fred Oberwfoe. be found behind the photographic counter at Ship's Service and aho as the strains of the Marino
highly rated productions, "The on Buka Point and the Shortland at the War Bond booth there Hymn filled the auditorium. Down
:White Cliffs of Dover," shows at Islands and we really tossed the the aisle marched Lt. Col. W. T.
the NATTC auditorium tonight, shells at them," Oberwise related. WAVE "Tourists"Get Marine Private Evans Commanding Officer, M: ,
while next week-next Wednesday "Then we got in a surface engage- A.D.. and with him the lovely
night, to be exact-a super-special ment with Jap warships, and our Asks $64 QuestionThe queen attired In white sweater and
entertainment treat is in store ship took two torpedoes but was Bang From white silk shorts, and wearing a
with the appearance here of Joy not sunk." ( following by Sfit John n. T. black mask.
Cayler the "Princess of the Among the other engagements Army BangtailBy Campbell correspondent Jr.. a was Marino distributed Corps[ by combat The The Colonel gallantly assisted !

Trumpet," and her all-girl, all- Oberwise had a hand in were the Associated Press). the queen to the stage, smiled j
glamour all-jive orchestra. Battle of Kula Gulf Vella Vella, Ens. Mary Jane Boyle and broadly, and midst the flashing of '
Tonight's show which bears the Guadalcanal and the Marshalls and Ens. Carlotta Sturgeon SAIPAN, Marianas Islands June photographers' bulbs and the ohs
Gilberts. Ho On a recent weekend, Ensigns 16-(Delayed).-On the eve of the
rating of excellent stars Irene was acting leading and ahs of all present quickly removed -
Joos, Lowery Carrier, Mesarocs assault upon this island, a medical
Dunne and Alan Marshal in whatIs chief of the aviation unit aboarda the mask, revealing in all
and Allen decided to "get officer called members of :Marine
said to be a distinctive motion cruiser. away a her the of
beauty identity Queen
picture standing above the ordi- On the other side of the world, from it all." For at least one day I artillery unit together and warned June.
they would break all contacts with them: .
nary by virtue of its sweep of human Oberwise served as a turret gun It was then that Corporal Sexon
military life and above all they In the surf they trust beware of
interest and its international ner in a TBF squadron off Casa- was called forward to receive his
would not "talk shop." Soooooo sharks, barracuda, sea snakes,
blanca.As .
aspect. Because of the length of most welcome award. Other high
the film the two presentations will can be imagined the Ordnance off they went for a fine holiday -I anemones, razor-sharp coral polluted purchasers, who bashfully declined
to St. I waters, fish and of
Augustine. poison
1730 and 19-15 instructor's dress is
Start at jumper their share of the kisses, were .
Shortly after their arrival they i all things giant clams capable of
Presenting eye-appeal as well as well decorated. Among his rib- MTSfft. M. T. Mitchell of Squadron -
went in search of a means of con- snapping on a man like a bear
and her bons are the Asiatic-Pacific with I
tar-appeal. Joy Cayler I 2. 5600; and Pfc. George Wil-
feminine hand will go on at 1800 one silver and one bronze star, the veyance about the city. In due time trap.Ashore mot Headquarters Squadron $500. '
to European-African with bronze they came across a picturesque I the men must take "
and 2000 Wednesday According one pre If any of you Marine" feel justa
the advance publicity "You must star; the American Area the cabby who embodied all of the Old cautions against leprosy, typhus little envious of the lad who won
see and hear these glamorous jive- American defense with one star South that their little hearts could filiarisis, yaws, typhoid and para- such favor in the eyes of Queen
Maes- and the Good Conduct. desire. What could be more com- typhoid fevers dengue fever, dys-
sters if you are really hep. June, just step into the Ship's
tress Joy and her sweet trumpet ":!. -- pletely un-military than this? entery, an assortment of skin and Service between now and Saturday .
Lovely Peggy Thompson on the So with grateful sighs they sank eye infections, saw grass or sabre ; buy a bond from the Queen.We .
trams The voice and hot sax AEM Student back in the scats of the cab grass, a wide variety of insects wager you'll feel a lot better
of Jerry Salmon And those only to snap upright at the" loud snakes and giant lizards. about everything.

two vocal stylists Bonnie Sloan Circled World command "Fooo-waaaaad! from They were instructed to eat noth- ---......
and Margie Cawood backed by a the driver ing growing on the island nor to
terrific unit that is a hit wherever "No! Not that!" came five horrified drink its waters, nor to approachits Navy Dollars Are
they appear." On FreighterThere's voices. The old driver turned inhabitants.At .
And that u good enough for us, around to explain that this "heah" the conclusion of his lecture "Fighting: Dollars"For
hey mates at least one lad who was an ex-Army horse and started the doctor asked if there were any the
thinks war work-even in civilian and stopped to "Forward" and "At questions. A private raised his first days of theNavy's
I life-more interesting than a trip Ease" only. hand. Independence Day WarBond
I. around the world. So for the remainder of the "Yes ?" queried the doctor Drive the NATTC total purchases .

Try to talk with C. A. Doukas, morning they right and left flank- "Sir" said the private "why .of. extra bonds amount to
S2i, of the AEM School, about his ed all over the city and pivoted at don't we let the Japs have the $30.337 50
trip aboard a tramp freighter a every corner (All right. So I'm ex- island?' information was containedin
few years ago when he touched at aggerating-a little). the Morning Orders of Wed
famous (and some infamous) nesday, :5: July which added, "This
ports, and he won't have too muchto Ensign Pauline Mesarnra was It was Bloomenfeld who twirled early report is highly gratifying
that four-hitter for Bks 61 the and indicates that of the
.y- say. "Shucks, he'll say, "the curious ot sex If the "fountainof
+ d f work I was doing up at Edgewood Youth" was worth all the other day-not Bloom as reported."I'll NATTC are starting off with tho
Arsenal was a whole lot more interesting trouble that Ponce De Loon went intention of keeping their Navy
see you," said our hero as dollars "Fighting Dollars." Tho
than that trip. to In order to find it. After much
I But because just about every- serious cogitation, she came he laid down four aces in a game drive closes on 8 July."
thing connected with Edgewood forth with a very profound opin- of strip poker. The Morning Orders for Wed
I Arsenal is pretty well restricted, ion; "He should have stood In nesday also carried a new regula.
I Doukas' story necessarily has to do Spain." Keep healthy-beware of high tion as follows: "The attention
with his cruise. I blonde pressure.A of all personnel is directed to the

Back before the war, an economical In case that you were unduly NAS order requiring that I. D,
aL\ t and sometimes exciting way to alarmed this past week at seeingour rude man Is one who staresat Cards and tags be worn on a cable
;; get around was aboard a freighter, eyes "sticking out like billiard a girl's figure when she is doing : or chain around the neck. Beginning .
her best to it. I 15 July, 194 t, personnel
% most of which carry limited quar- balls" (as one instructor so subtly display no
.:, I ters foi passengers or crew offic put it). Fear not! We are not can- I will be permitted through the gateon
Irene Dunne ers. didates for a Zombie Farm-just a Hear about the dog In the K-0 liberty unless they arc wearingthe
Included on the movie bill are "You don't get all the entertainment slight case of "Blinkeritis." Corps who applied for a' three-day I. D. Card and tags in this
a couple of other outstanding and as many conveniences I pass I manner." _
chows. "Ghoat Catchers" a hilarious and service an you do on a Just about the time when we
carefree Olsen and John- luxury liner,but you get to see all thought we were all settled down BULKHEAD
son comedy shows tomorrow, and the places just!' the same," Douka for the summer cruise, our nervous
next Monday a baseball picture observed. He sailed from Baltimore systems having absorbed sufficient
depicting the life of Lou Gehrig and 11 months later showed shock to reach the saturation point
is scheduled. It fa "Pride of the up again at Baltimore. Being we passed a code test, and be-
;yankees" with Gary Cooper. aboard a tramp, he never knew came strikers for 13 words a minute -
from one port to the next wherehe taking 15 and 17 words a min- *;
The schedule (at the XATTC was going. ute in preparation for the great
auditorium) : But he did go laying in at South ordeal. This was the first mistake

Tonight, 1730. 1915, White Hampton, Lisbon Naples, Singapore the big blow came with the
Cliff: of Dover with Irene Dunn. Yokohama Manila, Honolulu, first checkout test! Pencils In
Friday, 1800, 2000 Ghost and San Francisco. land, we awaited the signal a
Catchers with Olsen and Johnson One thing that stands out in his type: of emission they neglectedto
and Martha O'DrHcolL memory is that many of the places ; inform us of came from the
Saturday, 1800, 2000. Candle frequented by seamen in Singapore phones; howls, scratches, static,
Light In Algeria with John Ma Manila, and Honolulu were bagpipes, and whistles were predominant -
fcon. owned and operated by Japanese. in fact anything but
Sunday, 1500, TenneMy> JohnSon The Japs even then-back in 1937 the code, which we secretly suspectwas
with Lionel flarrymorc. -were picking up every little bit being slipped to us at 18 wordsa
Sunday 1800 2000, South of of gossip and facts they could. minute. AId ;,
Dixie with Anne Gwynne and Today Doukas has a first hand This we were later told, was
David Bruce. acquaintance with many of the remote simulating conditions as they
Monday. 1800, 2000, Pride of places figuring in the news; truly exist in the plane for the
the Yankee with Gary Cooper. and today too, he's learning a aviation radioman Ensign Joos
Tut-wUy, 1800 2000, Night of great deal about aviation electric- usually a fairly credulous person
:Adventures with Tom ConwayAnd ity at AEM School. He readily threw down her phones, thinking
Jean Brook admits that, although he has been that they had gone out on her and
"'e dno day, 1800. 2000, JoyCayler doing electrical work for the past started to hunt frantically for a
and her all-girl orchestra 11 years, he had no idea of the intricate good headset total result confusion -
electrical makeup of an and bewilderment! Oh! Yes!
,_ %_DJ airplane.In we didn't pass the test and some of r
A chaplain reported to his commanding '.ii f us are still trying. J
( officer: "I think we have the parlor There were three k..... __ .. .. __,_. .._. .. > .)

the morale of the men' too high, She, the table lamp and he Without detracting from Sfit., "Isn't it thrilling to realize that those stage lights made
Bir-they want to know if it's true Throe's a crowd, there is no doubt Wed teaching abllille. we are
that some day they might have I And so the little lamp went of the radio school, would like to possible by an electromotive force, developed in an A. C. gen
f to return to civilian life/T out Continued on Page 11 erator at GO cycles per second?"



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Marine Wife Wanta Do Dottie Refreshment Time In Area X

Lamour A Favor

How StarringFor hey, fellow, would you like' 1 11Cenetw34ee
to receive a letter from Dottie

Uncle San : Lamour In a guest? column to sere lee-

men appearing In a magazineput

By I" Herb Johnston, Jr. out by a New York textile .a
company, the attractive screen i N zy
"If you spend 15 year in the< actress lowed with the followIn a MR N .,

show business, you're bound to p. "If you men find the time ;
meet some interesting people," said< and would like to drop me a line '
Corp. Vernon Hammer, MAA of at Paramount I'leturf'fl.' lite., i'
Barracks 62, M. A. D, during )a Hollywood 38, Calif., I would a Little Eddie 'arnett, 137-potmd
little bull session about "things" we. consider It a fat'or to write to : T NATTC boxing instructor, scored
used to do in civilian days. I you." Tv one of the most impressive triumphs

Signed, "Dorothy Lamour. of his ring career when he
4 ---.oJ I rsi. decisioned Pete Prosper of Camp

NA TIC Student Stewart on the show here last week
Prosper a hot shot in professional
circles, reportedly has scored
Band CommendecThe I : > 38 victories in 39 pro fights and
i. : has appeared in Madison Square
...rlerp. NATTC Student Band. re Garden.
organized about three months ago Prosper was all set to take Eddie
I now boasts an outstanding musica I But the popular instructor,
aggregation numbering 53 musicians I I who has shown vast improvementin
I who voluntarily play In the recent months waa ready too,

I organization.The ; ;fie.-.ahiC. w and he took a clean-cut decision
band, which plays for drill .- 4 if its: vAt I The fight had a'distinct
X where officer-students In AGO pro
on Saturday afternoons, at smok-- gets mighty hot over In Area fessional
era and other activities at the center School get their varied practical training One of the most popular tinge and would have
been attraction
spots In the G. I. water cooler shown abre. Conditions to be encountered an on many a big
was complimented for lit.
boxing card Eddie Js an excellent -
simulated at Area X.
In South Pacific islands are
"smart performance" at the recent
boxer, and it will take a
review by Capt. J. B. Lynch Com mighty good man to outsmart him

manding NATTC.Members AGO Officer-Students Learn Prosper was a good man, and
of the band practice or he couldn't do the trick.
their own time under the direction I Munitions Handling At Area X
of Frederick A. Staub
and Mrs Vern Hammer I I Practice sessions are held Cb"lus'l Scores of Navy officers are I I-- \\hen Earl Raphael a Section
Corp. Hammer 32 started as ar I days Wednesdays, Thursdays and "sweating. out" over in Area "X", II I "'.Iisc RcrordiniJ Kits Leader of M-4, was 14 he wentto
usher in New York theaters and Fridays. All students who play any east of the Dispensary, learningthe I sea, taking a job on a fishing!
worked up through the medium ot I kind of an instrument are eligible way in which ammunitior Distri!>ulctl To Fleet boat out of San Francisco. AN

dance teams in vaudeville to covet to join the band, and members re should be handled and stowed at.! .I i soon an he looked old enough to
Sailors with taste of
ceive weekend a "boogie
special liberty qualify, he went Into the Merchant -
c wookie" and those who
I The Band was organized under prefer Marine and the time
shows on Broadway. To mention The practical training the offic I
the Welfare of which Bach, sailors at desolate Aleutian
Department he to the
few 1 era are receiving there is part ot was eligible join Navy,
Lieut Carl Schmitt is officer-in- bases an dthose in a "tin can" in Raphael had traveled over roost
varied being presentee
"Too Many Girls" with Eddie 1 charge. the program the South Pacific now can hear the of the Pacific '
Bracken and Van Johnson (now -- ----- v (- -J__.__ in the Aviation Gunnery OUlceu"School kind of music they like by the or- area
::! When the Japs struck at Pearl
under the general supervision
a popular movie star then an ob- chestras and artists they prefer.Through .
Bond of Lt. Arthur B. Bennett. Harbor, Raphael, then only 17 was
"The American11'ay" Newly-Weds
} Buy
pture understudy ;
an arrangement between Gunner's Mate second
These men with the bars are being already a ;
starring Frederic March;: I Buying a War Bond wasl the put through all the paces of en BuPers and the Army Special class, but assigned to one of our
"Roberta" that in 1933 and
( was that act together as Mr. and :Mrs, listed men in the belief that it Services Division, leading orchestras oldest type Cruisers, considered
Fred McMurray was a saxaphone I I1'la"er 'I of Pfc. Theodore Meyer, Training ; they know how, from their own I'' and artists of the nation too vulnerable for combat. Experienced -
in the orchestral. 1 I Squadron 7, MAD, and Mrs training and experience to carry I will make transcriptions for the gun crew men were needed
Other shows included "Band I Meyer. Only twenty minutes after out the various tasks in gunnery armed foices. The Navy will distribute to get the vital supplies through to
wagon,"' "You Said It," and Billy I their marriage ceremony was performed they can better lead and direct these double-faced 12-inch Russia and our other Allies, EC Raphael
Rose's Aquacade. In these and in the station chapel last) I their men.There's V-discs monthly in kits of 20 lecords was assigned to the Armtd
others Hammer appeared with I Saturday they walked up to the I electric water cooling I to 2,500 ships and naval activities Guard of a West Coast tanker.
Fred and Adele Astaire Frank i Bond booth counter in Ship's Service I no at Area "X". There are outside the continental lim- "We were such a small crew, we
:Morgan Mary Boland, Gypsy Rose at NATTC and bought a large I system over its. didn't even have a commissioned
Lee I I' size chunk of fieedom-freedom no huge fans electrically sucking powered warm air ventilating up- You couldn't buy a set of recordings officer in charge," says Raphael

During his vaudeville days the for themselves and a lot of otherpeople for cooler air. There1 like these in a U S. mu- "It was dangerous work, with lots
talented Marine MAA trouped I I throughout the world I very making little way rrass, but plenty of sic shop for a million dollars be- cf attacks to fight off, but it made
through every state in the Union i I Mts Meyer was before ber marriage good illy" Florida sand that hat cause they aren't for sale commer- our gun crew stick together like
and made several apearances in Miss Rosalie Czerwionka o4 of through any dally. They can't even be distributed glue. We were just like brothers,
Canada. I Chicago SPAR Irene Czerwionka,, a kind way of clothing.creeping There is some at activities inside the continental one for all and all for one. 1 gotso
Later while playing with Billy I Y2c, attached to the War Bond Of shrubbery--tall pine trees that limits, except in service hospitals I almost knew the other fellows -
"F .:"Rose Gras Mariana at the Fort lice U S. Coast Guard Base. Chicago I don't shed much shade. and considerable where combat casualties are parents and girl friends and
''I:, ".Y'.'Worth.Texas. Exposition, he met I I : 111, was her sister's maid of underbrush typical of being treated. home towns.
' ( '_" .. tf'llln love with and married Winnie honor. semitropical climates The V-disc Idea was put in mo- Raphael went all out in his praise
Powell a rising dancing ---- % ij t of the Red Cross. The Red Cross
young I tion last September by the Army.
Men who have been down under representatives made it a point to
.' : Wave "Tourists" Get -M>me of them enlisted men I The Navy now has joined tbeAimy find out what they wanted in the
in this recording enterprise
who are now helping teach seine of entertainment, clothes or
From Bangtail and sailors will have an equal voicein way
.I : Bang Army of the AGO practical field will food. In between trips they were .
what selections
1 : I courses--ties the area for the determining of wool cocks,
__ ksr I ('..tI.. oI fr.rn Fit 10 time and declare that If be offered in the monthly kit. given new supplies
___ face masks and whatever they
I go on record about the Sgt't there were just! a few palm I 1 t--- seemed to need.

main claim to fame with ut tree it would look just like the Medals and decorations are for Raphael was burned by a
i namely Mrs.eler, who is an bland" Then they add after I the most part, worn on the left fU..h-back during an antiaircraft -
I artist! of no mean abilitv.. She standing In the nun a few minute I breast. This custom is traced from attack, wan returned to
certainly runs Petty' a close sec *, \Vliew, palm trees or not- the practice of the Crusaders in civilian status but couldn't stay
4--- r ond with her clever drawings this certainly feel like the wearing the badge of honor of their out for long.
; 4 Most any subject will do the It.land*." I order near the heart. He decided. while working in an
.. trick Ming title weather And while visitor may aimlessly /-- aircraft factory that he wanted to I

>:'", and sundry thing" watch the proceeding or comment be a tie to say, "I never dreamedit go back into the Navy in the avia-
.;: All pruce a finished, (1)tainting on the weather, the officersare would be like this." I ('.nti.. 41 .. r.l' 12 '
:. that would put a lot of professionals about their business of work- I
.. to shame our collective ing out and executing simulated
:t. hat off to you, Mrs. >\'eler \- problems in getting the needed am- NAh Backs Big Bond Drivel
Iii'! :.> y and thanks, for putting some munition from tbe "beachhead"
color in electricity! back into more protected areas r

safely stowed away.
Things we'll remember Jax for The officer students "heave ho"

as time goes by no ice lending their energies to the moving ,-l
melted chocolate section lead- of more kinds of ammunitionthan ..
ers calling cadence Turek a layman would think couldbe
springing a procedure final assembled at any one advanced t
waiting for the bus that never base. The lighter munitions are 4UW
comes rainbows and thundershowers handled manually, but on the J
La Cucaracha heavier material cranes are utilized -
Included in the area are bomb
service truck, trailers for various : '
The original word "taps" Is derived sized bomb> and other explosive y
from the Dutch word taptoe. *, bulldozer or "cats" a*
or time to close up all the taps the>'re frequently called, trac
I" in the garrisoned other paraphernalia -
and taverns tor-cranes and
...... Hammer (.....,. TOM ell) towns. which corner in handily on

in dancing contunve. the advanced bases.' r

Back in New York, the HAm- Joe Gartner, of the} .A.D. Post- Lt. mers became affiliated with the office, a quiet stay-at-home type charge of this phase of the offic-
Roxy Theater where Vernon had. jf lad. hails from New York City. ers' school, readily admits that the
started years before as a usher. In spite of the congested hustle practical, realistic training the men
Mrs. Hammer (Winnie Powell) be- and bustle the mention of that are receiving is far from pleasant .
came one of the loveliest of the metropolis always brings to mind, but just as other officers connected -
famous "Roxeyettes," while her Toe says that New Yorkers like to with the echool'a! administration
young actor-husband decided to jet out and commune with nature sO often point out it is the most
forsake the stage for the "front"of just like anyone from the wide effective way of welding all the

the house. pen spaces. Joe ta a true disciplef Navy personnel into a single team
In February 19f3he joined the Isaac Walton and spins a mean of fighting men.
Marine Corps and was eventually yam about "the one that got The officers figure out best sites
assigned to duty here at NATTC. iway." for stowing the various ammunition -
Mrs. Hammer has also given up within the area, man the trac-
her theater work for the duration SP: "Let me see your leave pajers. tor-cranes, drive the trucks, load
and is now employed at the A & R, ." and unload the bomb trailers, and
Mainaide. Sailor: "Well to tell the truth refresh themselves with halfcooled -

When the war is over, Vernon I: haven't got them with me, but water stowed for their comfortin
Hammer and his pretty charm- they look exactly like any other a GI can at the area. I 1
ing wife Winnie Powell, plan toreturn cave papers." Newer members of the course report
and the fascinating for the field work in coverallsbut
to Broadway down rush. Is on at NATTC in the Navy's big Independence Day
Many a man in love with a dimple after few days they'ie
life of the theater. a
Bond and business I III good at the bond boothin
Extra War Campaign
makes the mistake of cooler and more practical
r For the present, Miss Powell the whole girLLove marrying to Island the attire of trunks, shoes, Ship's Service, shown above. \V A\'Y..8. sailor, marine and officers -
(Edna Hammer to her many cap. at the Center are taking part. Shown buying. a bond duringher
friends at A & R) is generously socks certainwhenthey visit to NATTC I I. SPAR Irene Czervtioako, \ 2c, who N attached .
donating her talent in the interests with old men Is as the sun One thing reach' seems the advanced com- to the War Bond Office, IT. S. Coast Guard Station Chicago The
of the Navy Independence Day ipon the snow-U dazzles more do Kate Houser.
of the Pacific they won't young miss behind the counter Is Mary
War Bond Drive han it warms them. bat bases

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\ Ring Champs Take Soldiers Heading For The Button M.A.D.


1 Again ; Meet Marines Next Ramblings iIty

'. THE NATTC southeastern

team boxing champions added 1 BIG SWIMMING Kill Wilson

the Army* to the Coast Guardin lIARATHONVILL This Is the third crop of resultson
the questionnaire put out at
their list of victims last
the Marine Aviation Detachmentat
week and now are looking forward START MONDAYA NATTC. The Questionnaire _

> to including the Marines 30-mile swimming marathon What has been your most Inter.

on the select list. open to all students and Ship's ..ite eating, funny or unusual expert
Company except TTA Division, will ence since joining the service ?
The local ring: stars who easily start at NATTC Monday 10 July.

whipped the Camp Stewart sol- Individual competition will be I 6 bx This week's honors go to Pvt.
diers, 5 bouts to 0, last Thursday featured, and the first swimmer to James McCarthy, of Squadron 7.
night at the auditorium will lay cover 30 miles will be awarded an James hails from Wilkes-Barre
their team title on the line against engraved cup. Second and third Pa It seems James has had the
the classy Farris Island Marineson place winners will receive medals. same trouble as a fellow named
14 July here and will travel Both pools at the Training Cen- Bing Crosby. Five boys and not
to Farris Island S. C., on 28 July I ter will be available two hours any girls. That was until last week,
return match. I when Mrs wired
daily except Sunday-from 1800 to McCarthy James
Last week's convincing triumphover 1900 and 2000 to 2100. Contestantswill that he now has a baby daughter.
Camp Stewart was the second -I swim as mrlaps as they can v To celebrate the occasion James
In eight days for the local and will be allowed to rest when was going to pass out candy bars.

fighters. The preceding week they they want to. Laps will be recorded I i But the gang in Squadron 7 talk.
visited the Georgia Army base and on a mileage basis and the first 1 ed him in to buying beer. A good
topped a 5 to 2 decision. man to swim enough miles to equal time was had by all. "

Shining light* for the Training the distance from Jacksonville to '
Center In its whitewash victory St. Augustine, roughly 30 miles, I The laugh of the week goes to
last week were Howie IJrodt, 153- will be declared the winner. I Pfc. Ken (Sparks) Robertson from

pound M.A.I boxing Instructor; The progress made by the contestants k North Braddock. Pa. "Spaiks" ia
tddi.arnf'tt., 137 >a\y Instructor will be recorded on a large the jeep driver for the Officer of
; and Sailor Alabama map of Florida which will be the Day. Seems as though "Sparks"
Uubo, local light heavy and placed at the auditorium! All men Camera catches Sailor Alabama Iubse's! potent right hand on pulled up to the theater, to let
heavyweight champ. who desire to enter must contactthe the way to the jaw of his opponent Soldier Bernie KejnoUN, In the I the O D. off to go to the show.
Brodt who is just about considered Physical Training Department third round of their bout in the Camp Stewart NATr(' team match Then parked the Jeep at the aide
invincivle in the eyes of before Saturday. here last week 1)uhee took a three round de<'UI<>n from the soldier entrance of the theater. He saw
NATTC put on his usual fine per- I The student roster and Ship's light Heavyweight Alo shown! N Referee Houston Jones of Jack the side entrance was open and
formance to score the only kayo Company boast many excellent sonville. walked in. Everyone was expecting
on the card. Brodt won a TKO I swimmers and spirited competitionis the Commanding Officer of

over Sid Schiff, 156, In the second I expected during the grind. J. R. Gunnery Bks 19 SOFTBALL STANDINGSResults NATTC to walk in, as had just
round for his 15th straight victory Sterkel, ChSA), Is in charge of been announced over the public
( to 3
for the Training Center without a I the meet. Teams AdvanceTwo July) address system. "Sparks" didn't
defeat. -- Oficcre.' League catch on till a few seconds later

Brodt battered the soldier with I Team \V. I... when the saw the Captain a few
Ms lethal left hooks and near the fast moving Softball teams Gunnery A 0 steps behind him.
NATTC NewsreelContinued the Tech
student officer Gunnery outfit Training 4 2
end of the first round caught Brigade
4 2
and the Bks 19 ten
Schiff on the head with a light- from raft 11 rapped Ordnance :2 4 }>f('. Lawrence V. Shrher, of
victories in play at NATTC last
ning left that stretched the dough Administration 2 5 South Bend Ind., hay": "Theiu
boy on the canvas. Schiff got up tion branch, and one of his former week to tighten their hold on first Bombsight 1 6.ltnerk'auLeague Ht unusual experience I have

at the count of nine just before officers on Cruiser duty suggested place in their respective leagues. had since I hate been in the

the bell ended the round. He failedto AEM school. The biggest conces- Gunnery, the only undefeated Team \v. L. Marine Corps, was In "Hoot
come out for the second stanza sion Raphael had to make was a team in the five Training Center TTA-l 7 1 ramp." :My platoon had a dental -
I second trip through boot school. leagues, nosed ( ) 6 2
and no one could fame him. Bombsight, 6 to TTHD) 4 3 appointment and my name
Popular Eddie Barnett received It was the only way he could 4, for its sixth straight victory in TTR 3 5 wa on the lint to rt"IfJrt.Iy!
the biggest hand from the qualify for AEM training. the Officers' League Bks 19 rolled TTt TTQ :2 5 teeth being 01. I wax surprised."After .
packed crowd of "sailor- marine over Bks 17 by 7 to 1 to pile upa 0 6 being/ In the dentUt
and officers as he took a three Eddie Dusek, S2c, Mlb, really record of five and one. in the I National chair a f..w'If'4H1d.' ', they In-
round decision from Soldier Pete makes with that accordion of his. Second and Third Regiment circuit. I jetteil two shots of ttc.aliie In

Prosper| 187, In the opening bout. I When Eddie first arrived at Billy Klnkopf, star! hurler ho TTM Team'N.. 6 I.2 my Jaw. I was HO astonished I
It was an excellent bout with NATTC and A'ord got around that Ii** pitched every game for Gunnery TTK 5 J asked, why they were going-,>
Barnett's superior ring craft pay- I I he claimed to be a musician of held Bombsight to five ITT Bks 64 3 il pull lilY good tooth Well they
ing off against his game and sorts and had sent home for his blown, while his teammate took BkaO63 3 4 5 4
s experienced opponent. The first I squeeze box there were groans and full advantage of eight hafetief 1 6First surprised 1 to find they were us In if
round was even both boys taking mental pictures of disrupted sack to count *>lx runs and overcome another fol low's chart"
plenty of punishment. A master i fatigue The fellows were in for a Bombslght's early lead S. J. Ill-: Iteglmeiit
of infighting Eddie got in close in real surprise and now it is, "Whereis liott, hurling ace of IJks 19, turned Team "Vv* 1,. Pfc. James Rhoades of Texas "
Dusek. Tell him to break out Bks :51 3 1 and Jack Goose of ,
the last two rounds and pasted In his usual nifty effort as he Bks 1 KentuCKY aay;
Prosper with damaging uppercuts i j the accordion." Nob::,dy wants to limited Bks 17 to two hits., Bks 52 -. 2 6 2 1 the most umisua. !yiing'that. happened .e t.- '
to earn a clean-cut decision.' I sleep when E' "e is in the mood Brigade tied Technical Training Bks :1 01 3 to them rvas>Ihq, firsthot;.., ..J t ,
and starts folding the pleats. for Bks 5 4 4 I tie of beer theyShad') after two .
Dubose took the measure of the second place in the Officers' Bks 6 3 ] : ". '"
Camp Stewart star, Bernie Reynolds I league by nosing out Administration Bks 2 3 6 months of "Boot Camp" It hit '
in the final match. The hard one voted for K 3 to 2. Lieuts. Eppeit and Bks 4 2 7 them like a toffioftorlcka.:af er' .0.:!,
punching 174-pound soldier had I Lucanelli piled into Soldier Wehmeyer each made two timely living that cle.njlfepnfcampr I r f.,
difficulty In getting past the Ala- Chuck Kinney, 148. at the opening hits to enable Brigade to come Sec m
bama boy's left, though he did landa bell and won the first two rounds. from behind for the victory. The Team w. L His first Gj;I. haircut intrigued
Kinney came back strongly in the Ordnance-Technical Bks 1' Pet Robert Leiter'of Excelsior
couple of stiff rights I Training con- Bks ]f> 4 2
Dubose sized up his foe in the final chapter as the local fighter contest was postponed.One Bks IK 4 2 I|1 Springs Missouri Coming back
even first round and lashed out tired, but Lucanelli had enough other game was played In Bks 21 u ;z from overseas is something (*pl.I
points for a close decision. Bka 17 4 Jess Buckles and Pfc. Ralph Aulwunn -
with rights and lefts to take the the Second and Third Regiments Bks 20 Q 5I
last two heats. It was a close fight ; Two bouts between NATTC sail- loop. Bks 21 eked out an 8 to 7 won't forget Buckles M
but it was Dubose decision all the ors opened the show. Lefty Parker win over Bks 20 in a gruelling 10- from Newport Balboa, Calif. and
139 took a convincing decision I I inning battle. Bks 16 won by for- Sign in a butcher shop: "Ladies, Aulwurm from Chicago Pfc.
way.The other two victors were' from Billy Durkee, 140, and Sid feit over Bks 18. please do not bring your fat cans Ralph Thibodeau Fitchburg
Charlie I'ields, and Jack I.ucan- Soloway 155 scored handily over The around here on Saturday anymore Mass, found 10 weeks at Parria
c'la.y" l.'At'ol11., American
Island fun than two
elli. each weighing 1S3. 1'leMsdeelsloned C. E. Myers 162.
League leader walloped| a casual at Cherry Point andnine
149IHHIIM An added attraction the
Deane Kee, lastly was appearance '
ITS 11 to 8 to become the first
Souvenir weeks on mess duty here .
soldier a<"e. in the cloMtitInit ] of Gunnar Barlund, Fin- team to win its seventh \ictory. from Hicknian. W. E. ._._ _
on tlM card. It \\'8a fast nish heavyweight who ranks ninth Third Baseman Ilardin led the Garver, SKVSc, of Bks 63, wearsan "jjL" j

and exciting match, with Kee, a I among the big boys, Batlund refereed attack with three for three.TTHM unusual identification bracelet.It Up In The Air
shade the better borer and Fields the Parker-Durkee clash. : contains a piece of metal shot A sailor who had been stoppingat
held with
II IItht' ( ) second place a
harder hitter. Two judges The program was arranged by dt"'Ilh' win Tl'K. from a Jap plane over Hickam a fashionable hotel was paying
a over 15 to 4.
awarded Fields the detMon and J i the Physical Training Department. ItaneLiniiini the wlniilnir twlrler. Field at Pearl Harbor. Garver was his bill. He looked up and asked
----.--- .- .-.- there at the time, working as a the girl cashier what it wa she.
)'fll(0) outscored TTtJ, 14 civilian stock room man in avia- had around her neck.
Swim Marathon Scoreboard to
I 10.
I tion supply. He saw the metal "That's a ribbon of course. Why
In the First Regiment loop, Bks scraps blown off a low flying do you ask ?"
51 held its lead with a 10 to 5 decision Zero, and picked them up in the "'VeIl," said the sailor. "Every -

4A vi tKhV I over Bks 2, and Bks 5 downed hope he could hull it back at them thing else is so high around here,
uctwwatla & Bks 4 by 7 to 2. The games one of these days. I I Just tbought it was your_garter."
between Bks 1 and Bks 52 and .
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Bks 3 and Bks 6 were postponed.
Above The Birdies
I Games in the National League

were rained out.

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''''v'''' }'(C"fWS:
"., ,m, \ The (.*.<. of the Crooked Candle, by
: I\ Erie Stanley c.aidnei,
N- The 'un.mon Thread, by Michael Selde
Fair Stood the Wind for }Jrraiup by
!I H E bates.
The Labyrinth by Cecil Roberts
I Loot bland: by James Norman Hall.
Mom ounted "'IY. by Mac Gardner
The Night In l-ndinr: by James Ronald .....:,
>o Mortal Fire I by Klia Valentine I f rh
rathfindrri, by Crdl Lewis.Transit .
by Anna feegheis.
l"HS-'U'l'IUS :
(.Imud and thr Afrlran !Scene, by \\'aid ','..
G Pi Ice. Coloiful career of one of thecontroveiclal '
figures of our time. .. :
llltlrr's (;.. by W. K Hart Interesting
.n"blI'a ;
", I : II' sketches ofOeiman
; Army and Navy men.
.My l.lv.s In Kii"*i4, by MaikooghaKluther
Personal account of life In

RujmlaTlie Suy'. M'nr. by Fletcher Pl'uttVivid I II
account of our Nay In the
two years following Peat I Hdiboi I
Tell the,, }Folk Bark tlomf, bvr JAmes
M Mead Inside report 6n how out
.-/ boys are ,living, and fluhtlne on all .... ..
fronts! by a U. S senator who madea

'..... ,'foi Ton "5.f Yearn OX) mile In "tout..p.., by Joseph C. .
N.\1"f swimming Instructor eye the large map of I'lorida. which Urew. Full account of a fateful decade -
Will Ire us '*I a* the woreboanl In the swine marathon. for sludenU .
w The Wonn.lwd r.rl; Bock by Albert Q
nod Sliip'tf COIIIIN&ny.| TIN met start. next Monday: and a cup| will Mattel. Medical work ol the Navy The lays at 1'hoto-l get many an\l varied alignments In the
be awarded to the, first man lo cover 30 mikes.I Shown left to right areA in the South IMclflc. day4 work-and It'" all In a day's work. '[hi.. picture wa actually

l1t'>r ou. M|.(Alo; C. Simitooo, HpA-'c( ) ; Anlerfton, SuA)2c( ; -- -- made high In the sky with a riiobtgratthwr la rued J. Sk'lrk, CSVA( ). Stud the Jag Air News<< ) h. mel" ihutog. ,*" (a another craft.

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