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Title: Jax air news
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: October 12, 1944
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VOL. 2, No 30 12 October, 1944

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An Activity of the Naval Air Operational Training Command


';;,1' U S NAVAL AIR STATION AND NAVAL AIR TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTER, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
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r?' 3 Enlisted Firemen Tell You How To Halt Flames Fliers Open '

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'j, Men$25 AwardsSeaplane Garner ;*;;;: ,,:.;;:,?: ;:L ;: ,} .t: '. ; *. \: ;:"d,-:',,'>k<,;",. .< j On Home Saturday Season -;j\



Point, amusement j
j Service football the '
probably 1't
center for enlisted
personnel best variety being served throughout Ii
of the Station will be knownas ., '
the nation in this season of
The Anchorage from hereon 1911 will make Its debut at Mason

,& out. That is the name thel.three Field when the Navy elevens of
the Miami Naval
Station
Training:
d
selected from
judges
and the Naval Air Station clashon
t more than 200 turned in during I Saturday afternoon at 1600.

the several weeks the $:;0 The game will mark the returnof

prize contest has been in op the pigskin sport to Mason field I

eration. v 4 I fl i'&; for the powerhouse first time since Flier 1912 machine, whena I

However, perhaps just as r rD coached by Lt. Hobbs Adams rolled
important to some on the baseis ; + over nine foes In 13 starts to gaina

the fact that three men, L. national ranking of sixth among

C. Holloway, AMM3c: J. V. Service teams.
Listed the
.. Palmer, Jr., S2c and W. A. : opponents among of the Fliers vanquished were the

Bruce, AOM2cill: reap $25: .', mighty grldders of Duke, Clem- -
each in prizes. son, Pensacola: Miami and Flor!

Originally three prizes of ida.
$25:>> $15 and $10 This year's team, piloted by 't
were arranged A:
1 1b Lieut. Don Faurot, whose coaching
but inasmuch as three men record has been studded with star-

tied for top honors it was decided U '
that each of them p Probable Lineup \
should MI.IMI NTS AIR STATION '
receive the top award-a tidy Andre LE BUho}
Mon LT Jana
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little sum for a War Bond or Lundy 1.0 Basel
Christmas Kink C Fcklund
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presents.If .
r zzo Rfi Xirfcpntrlrk;
the three men, Holloway, civilians" top photo, watch interestedly Brick RT I..ha ..
1'lfttl KK ."
Palmer and Bruce, will call at as E. A, Schneider, Collim qii 1>ckonl Lester>r .,

the JAK AIR NEWS office c\ur: assistant fire chief on this Vaorarro VillalovM Hit HI II 11 Donaldaoa Lrtrhat, S.:"..,

within the immediate future Station, formerly connected with Dildy HI Faust
they will be informed where the Irvlngton, N. J., fire department Field.Martin* time 1800; plate Muo.

they may receive their $25! shows them how to handle
brilliance the
at of
ry University
equipment and extinguish a
checks. The JAX AIR NEWS Missouri and Iowa pre-flight,
office is in building 954; room blaze. Two vitally( Important dropped a close contest to the University

things for all to remember were of Florida Gators In Gainesville ,i J'i
221.The more than 200 entries listed! by Schneider: 1. Know 27 to 20, last Saturday night. '
where the fire For the game Saturday, and for
filed in the contest fighting equipment \'
t'''M4 posed a all other on the schedule '
games
Is" ; 2, Know where the a
difficult problem for the the Fliers will be playing with the r
nearest telephone Is located. "If of Bill .
judges Commander John help Quarterback Leckonby
Raby, station executive officer you use a box," said Schneider, ( Brooklyn Dodgers), Fullback '
"stay there until the truck ar George Faust (Chicago Cardinals) '.'
; Commander Edward W.Mnlian rl"efiO the firemen don't haveto 1&-: and Lineman Allie White (Phlla- M

station welfare officer hunt the blaze." In the photoat delphia Eagles). This trio played 41:
and Commander Fred the right a WAVE, Margaret in the national professional league. '

Gage, yard officer and first Lacey, &ic, Is "rescued" from a Sizing up the game, Head Coach
lieutenant. "burning" building In a demonstration Lt. Don Faurot said: "We expect ;..
of the use i of CO2 (blanket to profit by our mistakes of the
Piizes amounting to the total foam). CO has a cooling and Florida game where we were too
sum of $30 were announced smothering effect on flames and easily fooled by Florida's attack.
by Lieutenant Joe A. must be close to the fire. It loteSIt'lally I This time we'll have our full team
effective Inside the
Continued on Page SU: "
Adams, Ship's Service Officer, cockpit of a plane, and does lit- .1
who in turn stated his willingness tle damage to equipment. Two
to make it a $25 prize for lessons were emphasized! in the Vet Of Over 1,000

each of the three men who use of COI: 1, Hold upright; 2.
Pull trigger. The demonstrationswere .
chose the same name, which part of several put on by Combat Hours Aids j
was finally selected] as the one the fire department on the Station I : ;
for the recreation center. as a part of Fire Prevention
Week. Future Aircrewm'n }
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Lt. Commander New Insignia Marks A veteran of.over 1000 air-hours, r
of them In the Pacific war "'J $
Earnshaw IsCommended Members Of SeabeesEnlisted area, Navy aircrewman Wilbur H, j
North, 25, of Dade City Fla, Is
Seabees are now authorized now on-duty at the Naval Air Sta I
to wear a shoulder patch tion, Jacksonville, Fla., aiding in
Lt. Conulr. George L. Earnshaw, distinguishing them as membersof the operational training of squadron
the U S. Navy's famed con- machinist's mate-gunners for
USNIt, former major league pitcher N JJ *
antI World Series hero, has been struction battalions. combat duty.
awarded the Commendation Ribbon The new emblems will be simI- An aviation machinist's mate,
by Admiral C. W. Mmltz, It hasbeen lar to the well known Seabee In- first class, North took an active
announced by the Navy Denrtment. signia-the battling bee on a blue j part In many of the major actions -
... The Commendation RIb.A'on background, with the word "Sea- Unemployment in the South Pacific. He served -
( was awarded him for tnerlous bees" lettered underneath. The with a patrol bomber squadronon
,." conduct during a carrier word will be lettered In white and anti-sub and convoy patrol at
strike on Truk on April 29. the patch will be surrounded by a Midway, In New Hebrides, Tulagl,
Lt. Comdr. Earnshaw visited the solid white circle in place of a the Solomon Islands and at Santa
Jacksonville Naval Air Station for gold rope. The white speed lines Cruz.
several days two weeks ago, wherehe of the present Insignia will be Available To Ex-Servicemen WomenIf The young mechanic-gunner has
also taken part In two rescues. One
renewed acquaintances established omitted. The patch will be 2\ I'
when he was stationed here. Inches In diameter. Certain Conditions Are Filled of them peculiarly enough, was the '
rescue of about 25 Japs from the a!
sea during the Battle of Midway. !(
Lad Of Tender Years Knows He Ex-servicemen and women will V
On the other occasion, they aided :
be able to claim unemployment Stevedores Use In the of five of .
Army rescue our men ;
Wants To Fly Torpedo BomberThere's benefits of $20 a week for up to afloat in a rubber raft near the Jj't
1 52: weeks If they cannot find a Naval Gear To Learn Solomons. "
job, under the terms of the GI North enlisted In the Navy on 'I\. i
stevedores 1
one youngster somewhere Army are being
bill recently passed. They will be
November 25, 1940. He Is a former
In Jacksonville who has no stamp on the envelope, but a
and load-
entitled to four weeks of unemployment taught proper unloading student of Pasco High In Dada
filed an early application to becomes become faint pencil drawing to resemble' benefits for each monthof ing methods, through the use of City Before moving out to the I J.
a Navy pilot when he a stamp was found In the upper service, plus additional time allowance reclaimed Navy gear, obtained South Pacific with a patrol bomber
a man. Not only does this right hand corner, and this draw- for the first 90 days of squadron he took Intensive training '
from the stock at the Norfolk
lad want to be but
a Navy pilot
service. at the Aviation 1
ing, apparently purporting to be a Machinist's Mate
he' Knows what kind of plane be stamp, was cancelled In the regular But they are supposed to register Navy Yard School at the Norfolk Naval Air r :
wants to fly-a torpedo bomber.In manner. with a public employment An official report, Just receivedby Station. r
a letter received recently atCommandant's agency, such as the U. S. Employ- of He returned to the States in I't
Best of all, perhaps, the envelope the Bureau Ships and the
office fol-
/ the
ment Service, and accept suitable the summer of 1913 after two years "
was addressed simply, "Navy Chief of the Office of Procure-
."'IDg' message, printed In a child- work if offered Furthermore, they of active duty in the war zone and '; ;
but It reached theCoonuindant's
David
From ,
ment and Material,
1. hand, was contained Navy Depart. later to
Jacksonville
(6 with will be disqualified from unemployment reported for j
of/Ice
even ment, from authorities
Army asserts -
"Dear Navy duty. i
benefits if
l they give up suitable -
"When I grow up let uu> fly a this meager address.A jobs without reason, are fired that equipment salvaged at The son of Mr and Mrs M. '.'
torpedo bomber" few things can be deduced for misconduct, or, in certain eases the Norfolk Yard has helped make North of Box 445, Dade City, ha I
The message' was not algncd. from It. The lad who wrote It has go out on strike.Unemployment possible the Army stevedore train wears the silver and gold wings 'y' '
, Several other things about the a first name of David, and he definitely benefits will ing program at the Hampton of the Navy alrcrewman as well .:;.,
letter hinted at an unusual story. wants to fly a torpedo be available to a veteran until Roads Port of Embarkation This as the Asiatic-Pacific and American 11,
The envelope wait postmarked bomber for the Navy when he Includes operating gear and accessories. Theater of War campaign rib
Jacksonville* oct .t, There was grows up. Continued Oa Page Seven bons. .

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Comdr. CorbinNamed Tame-As A Wildcat!


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Frank T. Corbin, USN, succeeded Commander -

William II. Ashford, Jr., USN., as commanding officerof -.4 .... f .;:.., .,
the Naval Auxiliary Air Station at Green Cove Springsin 44 :/ }\

the brief traditional ceremony at a muster of all hands ...:l'">.<

Wednesday Oct. $ : .
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"You are doing a job here that I '
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a bringing is directly the war responsible in the Pacific toward to r The Inquiring w&r,; "" "

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; a successful conclusion, Comdr. ,
A ford said before reading his
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k detachment orders. "Numerous reports ReporterQUESTION
r have reached me from timeto
time on the type and quality of
personnel this station is turningout.
I have never been prouder." :

Comdr. Corbin was born December Do you favor harsh handling of

20, 1906, in Altoona, Pa. He Germany after ft Is forced to Its \
was graduated from the Altoona knees In unconditional surrender? h
High School before his appointment ANSWERS :
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to the U. S. Naval Academy JOHN F. HARPER, AMM1c: "I
from the 19th district of Pennsylvania believe in unconditional surrender c

in 1923. He was graduated but America will be too easy on
from the Academy and commissioned Germany. America should do to .
an Ensign on June 2. 1927 I the Germans Just what she Is do-

Comdr. Corbin served InFighting ing with Japan; kill 'em on sight,
Squadron Six based on and have no surrender. After 26
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r the USS Enterprise from May months in the Pacific I hate 'em II.
x 21, 1941 until March 12, 1012, all." \ y
k and wa advanced to Lieutenant Betty Sockman. S2c: "No, not r .;: 0 .1
Commander while on this duty. necessarily. I think we should treat
The Enterprise wa awarded a the Germans like civilians. Give fi .
Presidential' Unit Citation for them a little freedom so they will Maria Monica hall good looks and glamour, among other thing. The beauteous brunette played the
her *..n lee from December 7, appreciate our Democracy." part of a ( 3'P"3'lldrat In her last picture. And IIhf"'. quite a kitten, as you can see for yourself
1941, to November 15, 1942, and ROBERT LEE PEREZ. F2c: -- -
Commander: Corbin hall been "Give Germany harsh terms. What Journal Anxious --
awarded the ribbon for that citation. 1- I the hell, they don't deserve easy
I terms. If they get off easy they'll Standing In War Bond
of fitting start another war all over again."
After duty in charge Send Xmas Gifts
Comdr. I J. H. MURRAY, Sic: "Harsh
out a Bombing Squadron
that terms!" Allotment On Station
squadron
Corbin commanded 1Voilo
I KJERTRUDE MULLEN, sici:
until September
from March 28 To Men OverseasAccording
favor harsh treatment of the
7 1942 he reported responsible -
27 1942. On Nov. -i
Nazi leaders. We should \\'ing I" a df'l'artmt"ntal report' tlO luntl'lpatlo" in the
to the Newport News Shipbuilding ,
and Dry Dock Co. for I' re-educate the German youth." to the JACKSON- Naval "'ar Bond allotment program, including percentages'
in connection with fitting out I JOHN COSTA S2c: "Treat the VILLE JOURNAL of Monday, Oct. Department Officers Men Total
duty
an aircraft carrier. He was navigator Germans hard is my opinion. Very 9, that paper 200 has the who names d Executive Icpnrhnent .......................,........ J 100 ... IfOAbiation
than Jaxons wantto
of that carrier from her hard. They deserve the worst we more box Training T-2 ............................... 100 1(H) 1f10
commissioning on December 31. can give them. They didn't treat send a Christmas to OleJacksom'l11e Marines' .. ... ............................................_ 100 99 100
I_ 1942 until April 23, 1944 when people in Europe right and they not boy be or remembered girl oveisaswho on T-I .... ..... .... ................................................ 99! l9 99
he became executive officer until persecuted the Jews. So make" it Christmas may l"u llc "'ork.. ......................... ...................... 100 91 f'x 8i
t his detachment August 15. On July' as hard on Germans as we can. Day.If IJh..i..n .......................,................. 100 96 96
9, 1943 he was advanced to the 1 FREDERICK A. ANDERSON :you know the name of someJacksom.iIle Aircraft ilel. rnlt ........................:............... 83 ,3! 921'MF
rank of commander to date from QM Sgt.. Marine: "Yes. harsh boy or girl who is Xo. 4. .., ..........,................................... !IJ: 91 !t2
l Sept. 10 1942. terms; because the Germans are a : overseas who may be forgotten Transportation .. ...........................?........... 8 o 91 112
In addition to the ribbon for warlike people.. Get rid of the send that name and address with ('c>dl Field, AAS ..........................:.:......? Hf' !)Il 91
the Presidential Unit Citation to the serial number to G. I. Santa Lee field' SAAS .. ...,.................................. 8ft 91 91 1. f
ELSIE WILLIS. S2c: "The terms Claus, care of the Jacksonville Jax :Municipal So. 1 ..................._............. 86 112 Itl
I Corbin should be hard, more than harsh." Journal. 500 Laura Street, Jacksonville \'F So. .. ,.. ....... ..................................... !110 !It lot'
: Service Medal Fleet Clasp, Asi- NOVA BOOTH S2c: "I don't ((2). Florida. Assembly and 1.llair......._.......................... 100 !94) HIJIedlcaI
atic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal' even think there should be a Germany -I Time is running out as Saturday ........._... 88 tlO J.9
and American Area Campaign I after war because it there is is the deadline for mailing Squadron \1'1\2 So. I._..........._... 90 88 "9
Medal. it'll be the same again in another I packages. Names received after 1\I8'1lort, XAAt ...................".._..........._ 100 86 87
__a.- I I 20 years." today (Thursday) won't do much Ordnance and Gunnery ............._............,.. 89 87 87
--- I FRANK ELLIS. S2c: "There is. good. Supply ....... .........................._..................._ 86 81 J.7
no place on the face of this earth Last year the JACKSONVILLE SAGS ... .... ......................-.-.............. 91 IIfJ "ft
f Were They Really for a German nation that breeds I JOURNAL conducted a similar Ablation Tr(. T-l .......................,............... ll 81 106 ,
I war every 20 years, and fanatically campaign seeking to get the names I Inspection and Survey ..............._............... 100 82 J.4I J
That Or Did believes it is a super race that and addresses! of those In the serve Physical Training ........................................ 104) 72 fl
Big must rule the world. The harsher I ice overseas who might not receive I Yard partrnent ._..................................... 'is 79 79
we treat the Germans, the longer any Christmas presents! Communications ..................._..................._ 80 75 71
Barn Stretch It? will be the period of peace" Ablation Trg. T-'i ........................................ 71 70 71 j
I THOMAS CRUMP ARM3c: "I STATION TOTAL .....,..............................._ ...... ...... fie
Maybe Oklahoma is boasting a'' think we'll 'have to treat 'em Only Three More Naval Ilospital I ... ....................................... 91 91 DI
bit-or perhaps it's Just BAM, I I rough. We can't keep oh fightingwars The above figures were tarried In the Plan of the Day fonday
NAGS Purcell Okla.. trying to over there." For Mailin' I
get In good with the natives, but II I THOMAS E. McCOY ARM3c: "Idon't Days Lieutenant (junior grade) Thomas

here's! the story that Station paper particularly care Just so we Gifts OverseasChristmas Enemy AcrobaticsFail got one good shot at him. The
told ,about Capt. Herbert S. Duck-I get it over with and get home." Zero exploded in mid-air.
worth Chief of Staff for Rear Admiral JOE SWONTZ, AMM3c: "I '
may seem far away Lieutenant (junior grade)
think should be hard and w'e'llhave
A. C. McFall of this Station, we To Offset
but there are only three more days Thomas then Joined four other
to be to
after a recent visit to Purcell by prevent Germanyfrom for gift packages to be sent to menof I Hellcats in chasing a Jap whose
the Captain. I ever starting war again. the Navy, :Marines, Coast Guard acrobatics would have made an excellent : -
FRANK ARM3c "We
According to BAM, Capt. Duck- must be GORGE hard. I think: and the Army on duty outside the Navy TeamworkA )1 performance at a State
worth "has a keener appreciationtoday should completely very demobilize Ger-we continental limits of the U. S. A. Fair. Sighting his pursuer, the

for the size of Oklahoma'swatermelons. ; many so it'll never be able to starta The 30 day period from 15 Sep- brief but spectacular fight Jap, only 300 feet above the water -
new war. Germany should also tember to 15 October was designated off the Marianne between Navy I started to do slow rolls -
"While driving to Shawnee for I surrender all territory and,gains it for mailing Christmas parcels planes and Zeros clearly demonstrated and did some 15 of them in suc;
the return flight to Jacksonville has made under its military ma- to members of the armed two things about Jap pilots cession. Next, he dived to within
Capt. Duckworth, accompanied by chine." forces out of the country.The : I five or 10 feet of the waves, and
Commander J. O. Cobb Lt. Comdr.D. 'I LEROY LLOYD. S2c: "Our following rules for mailing 1. The expert ones can handle bounced his plane up and down,
S. Cleveland and Lt. Comdr. terms should be harsh enough to Christmas packages overseas apply their planes with remarkable dex apparently trying to coax one of
Ferry Teaff. all of Jacksonville, smash Germany's big business cartels to all persons in the U. S.: terity. the Hellcats into following his
and Lieut. Wallace E. Robertson, I for they give the Nazis an In "Mail parcels between 15 September 2. Their showy acrobatics are no maneuvers and striking the
NAGS training officer, the party all over the world and are dangerous and 15 October. match for the teamwork employedby I The Navy pilots flying In W.(

stopped at a watermelon stand on to world security. We must "Wrap securely."Be Navy pilots.It tion behind the Jap, merely
Highway 77 Just outside of Lex, crush the industrialists who backed do not started when Lieutenant (junior their time.. Then the Jap several
ington. Capt. Duckworth was Hitler with their money and brains sure packages and weigh not grade) Perry C. Thomas, Jr.. I, times pulled into a half loop, and
amazed at the size of the melons I more than 5 pounds are U.S.N.R.. pilot of a Navy Grum- I
and made it possible for him to larger than 15 inches In length and flew along on his back'alglng: \
and wanted to purchase a few to mann Hellcat I F6F), teamed with
raise hell with all of us. 36 inches In length and girth com- his plane from aide to side, finally
take back to Jacksonville."He | WILLIAM BAUMAN. Sic: "We bined. four other Hellcat fighters in the I going into an outside loop. At last

saw four huge melons on should be harsh. I think we should pursuit of a lone Zero. he completed a full loop with lose l
"Address
display, each weighing about 100) split Germany up so she can't send correctly."Don't material Just! as the Navy pilots would I than 500 feet altitude, and, as he
perishables or -
But the would not I start another Take get into a position to fire the Jap
I pounds. owner war. piecesof prohibited by law." came out of it, the Navy pilots
sell them. Capt. Duckworth compromised Germany and give it to the lit- Navy Christmas packages will I would pull up into an extremelyfast II closed in and shot him down.
by buying four, which tle nations." I II climbing turn, duck for the -
to ship, outpost,
about 250 go every every water, zig-zag back and then
combined, weighed --- -- up
I every beachhead where naval personnel :500 MP CasualtiesWASHINGTON I
His
pounds."As I go into another violent turn.
stationed.
they were leaving, Capt. I Jap Officer WearsU. are-- -3, _, maneuvers were well timed, but i (CNS). The
Duckworth remarked he never had S. Defense Ribbon .r whenever he came out of his Army's Corps of Military Police,
seen such huge melons. But the Pacific Hero SpeaksTo stunts! he found a Hellcat in a which recently marked its third
I
farm-er. who misunderstood NEW GUINEA (ICNS) PU. position to make a close-range at- anniversary as a separate service; ,
shocked him by saying: I Roy Templeton of Rogeisville, Club At LuncheonComdr. ack. "It was like catching a flea I already has suffered more than
'I'm sorry I didn't have any Tenn., stumbled into a bog!, hole. on a hot griddle" Lieutenant (junior :! 500 casualties due to enemy action
dead of Norman II. (Buzz) Miller
At bottom
big ones to offer you today'." the lay a Jap grade) Thomas said. At last i in the war the Provost Marshal
I ficer. The officer evidently had one of the Navy's heroes of the I has revealed
-- -- the Jap missed his timing, and General's office
been aiound. On his chest wtorema.ny Pacific was honored Friday at a
ribbons of the Lions __.111
Panhellenic Dance campaign ---including luncheon meeting
the American Defense ribbon. Club of Jacksonville In the Seminole U. S. Naval Air Station Facility Office
Slated 14 October -%_jLj Hotel. The Barnett National Hank of Jacksonville

Panhellenic Association! and the Whittlehlle You"VorUT Comdr. Miller Is spending a 30- Itltlg. 39, Saratoga A"f'.
Junior Woman's Club extend a Boise Idaho.-Boise policementook day leave with his! family at his Banking Hour*-Monday, Tuesday, eilnenday11 am. to S p.m..,
cordial inviatlon to officers to attend a keen interest In their workat home In Jacksonville. He termed Thursday and ):'rlda- a.m. to :5 p.m.
a "Harvest Ball" on Saturday, the Western Idaho tate fair the Japanese' "mean, brutal, and Saturday-10 a.m. to S p.m. .
34 October. This dance will be given grounds. Seven of them volunteered far from a super race," concludingthat American Exprt'tl8 money order, N. y, drafts and money
at the Woman's Club, corner to supervise the performance "we have got them on the orders atallable.Afco <.
Riverside Ave. and Post Street. of Zawt, a carnival strip- run and are going to keep them handle. checking account
"
from 2100 until 2400. teaser. that way.



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; Laws Relating To .. ..';.":"""t?.;.; f.-;::1<<+ :T"m. '"'"1f' .,"<.....'f,,:','-,...... p''. '..'.". .. 1 1.f EM Over 42 May Apply I



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Florida Licenses ",.'. "k \ '\ For Discharge From NavyEnlisted 1

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For '45 Released personnel of the Navy Old Salt

who have passed their 42nd birth !

.Service day may now make application for
Men From Other
discharge or release to inactive Says !

States Stationed Here duty, according to a recent an-
nouncement the Bureau of Per-
No by It don't look like there's goingto J
Longer Need sonnel.
Buy ;
be Yorks.
I any Navy Sergeant !
up; Service men stationed In Flor- BuPers announcement follows: Read where hundred! of Japs

t.t Ida, but residing normally in an- ee. aNC tRIMwI aanoo 1. The Navy is still engaged in dunked in the drink from their

:, other state, will not be required to ;rf carrying out an expansion programand blasted scow, refused rescue by a ,
\I; purchase 1045 automobile license cannot consider favorably U. S. Navy ship. j
i<; tags of this state, under certain wholesale requests for dischargeor Some might say! they chose: to
; conditions it has been announced release to inactive duty of en- drown rather than eat Navy
i. by the Motor Vehicle Department listed personnel. Any conclusionthat chow. But honest I think the
r of Florida. the Navy's participation in emperor's yellow tadpoles could
" "The united States Congress by the war is nearly over is not based not stand embarrassment of 1;

. Public Law 415 has amended Section 0:. fact. However, certain enlisted ha\ln to !see close-hand a Navyso 1
514 of The Soldiers' and Sail personnel have been engaged in much bigger and better'n their ,

ors' Relief Act to prohibit under specialized activities and projects own. "
certain conditions a State from f t which are now being progressively If they keep sa\in' lace that t

requiring the purchase of a State 4 LKE L- reduced in size or terminated way pretty soon they won't
automobile license when the serv- ( ak l.. Many of these men are not adapt- have no faces to save! which t j

ice man is a resident of another able to other duty without con will be OK too.

(, State and secure his home state siderable training or are not -_..
L.! '. license" according to the Vehicle ically qualified for other Phys-I

Department announcement.. 2. In accordance with the fore-

"TNU, In effect, means! that AarAoAcsc going the Bureau will consider ap- ,
'bh SvQFCT
we will no longer require men I war __ plications for discharge from en-
who are In the armed force of ci listed personnel of the Naval Reserve 1I

the United State' to secure Florida M. ... _'. ... and inductees (USN-1), and
automobile licenses when for release to inactive duty of

their foreign license expires; provided Fleet Reservists and enlisted per
Would-Be Rescuers Become
however, they secure 11- RescuedAs sonnel on the retired list. The following -
sense from the State of which, policy will govern dischargeand
they are legal residents. Catalina Crew Is Saved At Sea release to inactive duty: I

"We will no longer require any ._ (a) Applications will be considered -
person in the armed forces of the It was a case of would-be res- only if initiated by the individual
United States, who is stationed in I Navy Wives Are cuers being rescued when Comdr. concerned.b i

Florida to secure Florida license Sidney J. Lawrence and his crew ( ) The needs of the service will QUESTIONSPLEASE

when his Wife is gainfully employed Needed To Aid of officers and six alrcrewmen be considered paramount.c .
in this state. aboard a PBY made a forced land- 1 ( ) Each request for dischargeor TURN TO PAGE 5

"We will no longer require any ing at sea after anti-aircraft fire j release will be considered on its
In Mail WorkWives I FOR THE ANSWERS)
person in the armed forces of the had damaged the plane while ona individual merits and acted upon

United States stationed in Flor- : of Naval personnel living bombing mission over Jaluit by the Bureau of Naval Personnel.d QUESTIONS:

ida, to secure Florida license when on Jhe Station and In Dewey Comdr. Lawrence and his squadron ( ) In order to be eligible for 1. The St. Louis Cardinals won

he places his children in the pub- Park may obtain temporary had previously been engagedin discharge or release personnel the 1944 World Series by defeat :
lic schools of the state of Florida positions in the Post Offices on rescue work among other mis- I must have passed their 42nd birth- ing the St Louis Browns 4 gamesto

concluded Henry J. Draggers mo- the Main Station and in NATT sions. day.e 2. Can you recall the scores of
tor vehicle commissioner Center to assist In handling the Being within sight of the shore ( ) Discharge will be for con- the games ?

However, some exceptions were mall during the Christmas rush of enemy-held Jaluit when forced venience of the Government.f a
noted by the Vehicle Commissioner It has been announced. The down, Comdr. Lawrence said his I ( ) Reliefs will be furnished if 2. Adam and Eve were a famous

who declared that, "when any hours of employment will be crew became instilled with a "su required.g pair and so were: t

person in the armed forces of the from Itlx to ten hours a day perhuman effort" to paddle the ( ) Requests for discharge or Punch and....................................,., )
United States, stationed in Florida the volume of; life rafts against the heavy sea. release will not be considered, and Damon and ...................................?
whose wife is gainfully em- depending upon "We had expected to be out of should not be forwarded, when the Hansel and .........._,.........__.......
mall received. The rate of
ployed in the state of Florida is will be 74 entsper pay sight of the island by morning,'" individual concerned is awaitingtrial Cleopatra and .................................
transferred out of the state and hour.approximately Comdr. Lawrence said "but when by court martial; undergoing And Popeye and ......._...?._...........
his wife continues to be gainfully Wives of Naval personnel who dawn came we found we were still punishment as a result of court Fill in the blanks.

employed here, the said wife will be interested In helping in sight of Jaluit, only about threeor martial; or sick in a hospital. 3. The composer of "Swanee,"
\ be given 30 days to secure Flor- may with this esnentlal work four miles away. We had made 3. Each application for discharge "An American in Paris" and "I t

ida license. O. B. war Albritton headway southward and parallel or release to Inactive duty Got Rhythm" also wrote the Rhap-
"When any |person in the armed can telephone of the Station, to the Island. The Japs appar- will be forwarded to the Bureau sody in Blue. Who Is it?

forces of the United States, superintendent Post Office, at extension 418, ently had either no knowledge of with the commanding officer's recommendation -I 4. If you have four ice cubes in f
stationed in Florida. U transferred our presence in the vicinity or the in the premises. Such a glass brimful of water the water
and for an interview.Lift
arrange .
of State and shall include .
out the. recommendation
a
high waves prevented us beings will not spill when the ice :
leaves hit car in charge of a relative n." I statement as to whether or not melts. True or false?
.- or friend, the said relative I the services of the man or woman
Stations SetUp Finally the crew was sightedby I :5. Here's a British plane a mid-
or friend will be requiredto concerned can be spared without
a Catalina rescue party, and I wing, twin-engine medium bomber. '
secure Florida license Immediately a relief. While the Bureau intends
one of the big planes made a The rounded nose of the fuselage f
if they operate said car, to provide reliefs when such are required -
USO To.Aid landing, but a wing was caught I extends ahead of the engine na
provided said relative or friend By it is not the desire that
In and torn However I celles. Both .
a wave off. retained edges of the wing ta
ta a resident of the state of personnel be until a relief
Florida or U engaged In butti- all climbed aboard, and I reports except in those instances In

nets, N gainfully employed, or Servicemen Wom'nThrough shortly thereafter another Catalina which the war effort would be l
has children In the public schools landed successfully.! otherwise seriously hampered.

of the state. the efforts of the USO Comdr. Lawrence and his crew 4. The foregoing provisions are ,

Any person in the armed forces Council of Jacksonville, lift areas plus three men from the crew of not applicable to men of the Regular -I
of the United States, stationed in I. have been designated where local the damaged plane, got aboard the Navy who request transferto 1
Florida, who operates his auto- second PBY. Three attempts were the Fleet Reserve subsequent to
motorists will pick service men
mobile on an expired license will I up made to take off, but with 21 per-. receipt of this letter. rI
and women and drive them to the
be given 30 days either to securea sons and other equipment aboard it --
beaches to St. it
Augustine
Florida license or a license from or was too heavy to rise from the sea.
has been announced Mrs.
resident the state of which he is a .legal Stephen H. ];Plfield publicity by direc- ordered As night to approached remain a plane overhead was German Officers Told 0 ,

"Any person in the armed forces tor. throughout the evening and a destroyer To Save Selves First I C
' of tHe United States, who is sta- "These areas have been officially was requested to rendez- & SI

tioned in Florida, who rents his approved by city officials and are vous with the group at daylight.The LONDON (CNS) Additional ..
evidence that the Germans, realiz-
car or who hauls passengers and well marked by signs which read, I -
charges for same, or in any way 'Official Lift Station for Service destroyer arrived at day- ing they have lost this war are I, per equally to elliptically curved
break and took aboard 22 offi-
for third at world
uses said car in a commercial capacity Men. Motorist do your part.' planning a try 1 tips. The tailplane has tapered
cers and men. The remainder
pre- domination is contained in a "supersecret" -
will be required to secure said Mrs. Fifield.
pared to return on the undamaged document described in I edges, rounding tips and a cut out
Florida license "There are large signs along the plane. The commanding officer of front line dispatches from the, on the trailing edge. Identify

All questions regarding refunds way," she continued "directing the destroyer was requested to Western Front. 6. Here are some initials but do
must be submitted by applicant service men and motorists to the make a slick similar to that used you know just what phrase of
Contents of the document
directly: to Henry J. Draggers area. These read, 'You are now by battleships and cruisers in mak- were I name the particular letters connote e
first revealed to the Americanpress
State Motor Vehicle Commissioner, approaching the official Lift Sta- ing a recovery of their planes. by telephone to New York I : A.A.U., D.A.R., IQ, G.O.P.,
Tallahassee Fla. tion for Service Men.' and BPOE. ? Get three out of.
.- This slick made the take-off com- from Joseph Driscoll, New York five.
One Lift Area is located on the paratively simple.Commercials. Herald-Tribune correspondent.
south entrance to the Main Street I 7. Call the name of the men who '
the of the "Su-
Bearing imprint
Open Music Room bridge of the St. Johns River and preme Command of the Armed are or were known as (1)The Little .
the other is at Times Square in Corporal; ((2)The Great Eman
Forces" of the Reich, the docu-
(($With Phonograph Southside, which is at the intersection ment declares that "every officer cipator; ((3>The Brown Bomber;
of Atlantic Boulevard and Fog S.\}.. ((4)The Bard of Avon; and (5)Old:
has the duty to save himself in
On Station Soon Phillips Highway. For Sal*-Crib. with excellent' mat- Hickory. Get four out of five.
because the Of-
tress-good condition. $20.00. Stroller. an emergency, 8. Spell the plural of these
"Eventually," aid Mrs. Fifield, prewar Blltwrlte Model S15 00. Phone ficers Corps is necessary for "the
nouns mouse, gallows
notary public
Announcement will be made in "the Council will erect shelters 2-9297. reconstruction of the Fatherland."It and
mosquito armful.
the next two weeks of the openingof with benches at these two locations Articles listed or as art a unit offered: for Bell saleIndlvidually was the German Officers out of five will do. Three ;

a music room between the two but while we are trying to and Howell, K2.5 Camera ltt"ntre Corps which most promoted Ger- 9. Each of these places represents -
station chapels. The room will be get through the intricacies of this cane; l lens telephoto lens. }'3.5 'adette; Portrait many to be the world power in some place on the map: The ,
used exclusively for classical and proposition we sincerely hope that with case; master: leather\\eston carrying exposure case meter forcamera the first attempt in 1914-1S" the Tyrol The Antilles The Dodeca

semi-classical music. A Brunswick all service men and women wish- accessories; Letts range finder, document continues. "It was this nese. The Ghor and The Crimea. !
radio phonograph the console ing to go to the beaches or to St. 500 watt. 8mm, Keystone Projector, same Officers Corps which recon- Below the the places and now
handle :200; reel, beaded 3'x4 ,
type, has been secured. An initial Augustine and points south will Eastman-Kodak 8mm, editing screen and splicing structed Germany for the second you can match them ?
appropriation has been made take advantage of this service." outfit self-contained In carrying attempt to lead the world. It has a. The West Indies '
through the Welfare Office for records -' iae. One radio-phonograph with automatic been foreseen that this second attempt b. South Russian Peninsula, 1
= record changer In a handsome c. Dead Sea Valey.
fail. The
could also
:: and a monthly fund will also white leather case. Has. white leather presentturn d. Alpine District.
be contributed for new recordings.The companion carrying; case which holds of the war forces us to be e, halls Islands oU Turkey. S
WEDDINGSThe 50 records. VIII play fourteen 10' records extremely conservative with expending 10. One of these statements la
purchase of the records will or ten 12' records Contact M. S. our officer material. In false and three are true but
following marriages were performed Fabian CCM Maintenance Office, .I can
depend the popular requestsand
: upon at the Station chapels during USNH. Phone &7G., order to prepare for this unavoid- you single out the false one? -
I.
lists are desired. Those wish- the past week" : Steel and concrete block bungalow.! able third contest for leadership i a. Caesar said, "I came I saw I con
lug to turn In lists may contactthe Sept 30: Ralph Joseph Dames Jr.. Five rooms, two bedrooms. Within two :of the tv-orld expertly, we need our quered."
Waves' Welfare Officer at Ext. and Nellie Aldona >Ury Dzekevlch: miles of alrbase Lt. Comdr. Wall. b. Lowell authored the line "What ,
have
officers. At all times we found
Oct. 3. Arthur Francisasko and Re Phone 8435 (office) or 20191. 4633 Is so rare as a day In June'iC. f
763 or send selections in order of ; TtmaQuana Road. troops in sufficient quantities." Alfred Smith said "1 would rather
Mreference, to Ens. Anne Van McCordReOcct.d4\ : Dare--RclthardJlll-; -a....i be right than president." .

F:"?estrenen, Room 100 Bldg. 720. Norman lerv: and G Cam.Brooks and Edith Phillips J.; Harris Oct. 1940 good.Studebaker Two new Commander tires. Phone Mechanically Capt.- the d.times Thomas that Paine try. men's wrote souls"These'' are .
U. S. Submarines Get
.
.
,
J The committee, appointed to : William Thomas Conway and Ma I Warner Sanders Ext.8 54S.I -- -- .I
the tilda Theresa Petrlck: Oct. 7. Seymour Swazey power binoculars
/i draw up rules to supervise use
under water Vessels
one diving mask and one Eleven Jap
C. Rudffe and Mildred Banach.
of the room and also make selec- Emerson table model Call LenLOST Nickel Br At Ft. Meade

tions of record, follows: Ens. J. C. '::!. hara. J4J7'lIa? SU U. S. Submarines have reported Ft. Meade, Md.(CNS)-Nickel -

Rose, Ens. Harriet Rodebush, Ens. BUY, BUY WAR BONDSOR the: sinking of 11 vessels Including beer has been returned to Ft.
Van Westrenen Frank Marsteller, Blue overnight bag trimmed with tan. three combat ships as a result Meade. The PX here is selling a t
.
CSpW( ), Harold Weiss SpWlc 1t alni aWAVE'S personal Saturday clothing night.1 Con If of operations against the enemy in It-ounce glass of the brew for

. and Shirley Cooper Y3c. BYE, BYE FREEDOM: found pleas call Ext. 4" Pacific and Far Eastern waters. I I five cents ;

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Page Four. JAX AIR NEWS 1944

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The JAX AIR NEWS I Is published the U. S.
Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Florida kltOatt Public lz'0fWf 4cr :
Relation Olct at no expense to the government Copies
are distributed tree of charge to enlisted and other Naval By Lt. J. K, Shankman, ChC, USNR
Personnel at the Naval Air !:Station the Naval Air Technical
Training Center the Headquarters of the Naval Air
Operational training Command Naval Auxiliary Air Station Columbus Day
Green Cove Springs. Naval Auxiliary Air ,
Cecil Field I Naval Air Gunners' School, the U. Stauont)
Hospital, and Naval Auxiliary Air Facilities. MayporU Today we honor Columbus. We pay homage to a

r Rear Admiral Andrew_C. lIeF.II. USN man who had faith in himself, in his task, and

Chief of Naval Air Operational Training in his God. We glorify not only' an Individual but

Captain Commas. Smith. USN the vision which he had of a new world and the
.
Jacksonville Naval Air Station adventurous and intrepid spirit which enabled him

sail through uncharted seas to discover
Captain> Joseph B. Lynch A-VG). USNR to that
Commanding officerNaval I world. Columbus typifies the sailor at his best He
Air Technical Training Center
was a Navy man!
Captain John Commanding J. O'Malley Officer MC). USN. Columbus would not be fettered by the narrow

U. S. Naval Hospital I boundaries of his medieval world. He saw bid

., Commander Edward E. Dolecek. USN. vistas. To him the earth was not flat. He was
Officer,
Naval Commanding Air Gunners' School willing to venture beyond the familiar horizons,

Commander F.kT: Corbln. CSN to penetrate the unknown. He was a discovers

Commanding Officer As we remember him we ought to be challenge '
Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Green Cove Springs r
F 1 ** I to exploie new worlds within ourselves and about
'4 Commander Samuel G. MitchelL a us. Many people are like the neighbors of Columbus

Naval Auxiliary Commanding; Air Station.Officer Cecil Field in that world of the Middle Ages The
dimensions of their lives are provincial. They never
Lieut. CoL Chester U. Gawne. USMC (Ret). -oh, lets set out of here! I don't" understand leave the lowlands 0 petty living: they are mean
Commanding Officer. word of French!
Marine Barracks a sordid, hypocritical and selfish Today the spiritof
Columbus calls to them to live broadly and
Lieut CoL William T. Evans. CSMC (Ret). and .
Commanding Officer ---r-' vigorously! generously sympathetically earnestly
Marine Aviation I DetachmentThe and richly. This is the call of the sea'!

Columbus was beset by many obstacles. After
JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service
material. publication of credited\ matter prohibited AMUSEMENT CALENDAR his little fleet set sail he was exposed to many
without permission of CNS. War Department 205 E. perils However, he never doubted the success of
42nd St.. N. Y. C.Commemorate. MAIN STATION his expedition. He was not afraid of failure': This

pioneering instinct made him great. It is the quality

X-Day With War BondOn Today-"So Proudly "'f' Hall" Claudette 4.n..rt and Veronica which distinguishes every scientist philosopher or
Lake. A story of volunteer nurse who made Krettt MM-rlflce in the explorer worthy of the name. New trails must be
X-Day. the day that Germany collapses all early la>. of the war against Ja|>an. ((15)). blazed; new paths must be traversed. This is the

War Bonds purchased through the Navy issuing Friday-"Sing- Neighbor Sing" Ruth Larry, Roy Aciiff. A radio band keynote of human progress. Despite the scorn of
other men in the face of ridicule and opposition,
office will be stamped with a special "Commemo- headed by an impersonator of a professor IN attracted! lo a small town
undaunted by obstacles and unafraid of failure,
college' by a lady. Confusion remit because the radio actor
the of Germany" young
rating Collapse stamp. they move forward and carry the race with them.
and the real professor look alike.
When X-Day cornea celebrate it the right way. They are not afraid to try-and try again!
"
Saturday-"III Diddle Diddle, Martha otl.Sunda"Marrla&e .
Remember Japan is still in there fighting. Stay on Samuel Langley is revered in our Navy's tradi.
Is a Private Affair" Lana Turner James Craig. tion. A carrier bears his does
the and bonds. great name: so a
job keep buying
The tale of an Irresponsible girl who plunged Into matrimony before street on this station. Langley was the curatorof
site via ready. ((16). '
a the Smithsonian Institute and was interested in
Monday-"Irish Eye Are Smiling Monty \Vooly, Dick lIa,mf'tI. A flying. He conducted experiments and actually flewa j

The Road Gets RougherIt's sweet musical 1 romance in technicolor that should please all. (17). heavier-than-alr machine. Around the turn of I,

Tuftd.tlantlc City," Constance Moore, Paul WhKeman. An aggreie the century Langley went to England to describe
a well known fact that people will fight young man who has vision, of building Atlantic City into a his experiments to the Royal Academy of Scientists ,

harder with their backs to the wall. When your greatreM>rt center makes a theatre his first ,..nhtrt".'A Iff'r his marriage and Physicists. The President ot the societywas

homeland is endangered you'll rouse yourself alit t.o a successful show girl his ambition cost him his frMxl and l : the distinguished Lord Kelvin. After Langley
wife., And a happy ending. (18)). had finished Lord Kelvin went to the blackboardon

more no matter what you have been giving in We ins.lay-"Our Heart. Were Young and Gay," Diana L>nn. ((20)). I the platform and proceeded to prove conclusively,

the past. ____ _0- __ by mathematical principles, that it was Impossibleto
That's one of many reasons why we should not fly a heavier-than-air machine and that man
would never fly! What Langley overcame in modern .
t-e too optimistic about an early conclusion of
times Columbus overcame more than 450 :Fears
the war in the Pacific. As Allied forces move
&If&? COMMUNIQUE ago. He was not afraid of failure.In .
nearer and nearer Japan it is only reasonable to ::; our Naval careers we have the opportunity to

suppose that the Nips will throw up a fiercer J ,--.=- ,..vV........ _'_'___ make the memory of Columbus! meaningful We
lesistance. __ .-a ..: see new worlds, meet new friends, face new experiences .

"Jap resistance" says Secretary of the Navy It "a8 M cold) l Monday that my summer shorts, were wearing my long and live with new shipmates. We un df.
winter underwear.The velop new resources within ourselves, perfect nw
James Forrestal''wlll became fiercer than ever aswe
qualities We
obedience
Navy ha a new pill that will convert sea water to drinking loyalty courage, ingenuity
approach their homeland. The farther we drive can celebrate Columbus Day by truly opening> our
"a't'r-I'm that will
working on a pill convert sea Hater Into (
into the the better he will eyes! and our hearts and our minds.
enemy's perimeter cover 'ot'h'l
'
The H. I.'
the Line
are railing Sif'l'frlt' the /iegfrhl Line -and
This
i in the become thedisco'erers
Let
challenge today. us <<
have from land-based aircraft. We are apt to just as tough to ntake.
of the best that Is In us and in the
assume that the Japs will succumb to intellectual You can tell the.World Series wasn't played In Brooklyn-the umpires world. In honoring Columbus we shall thus! honor

argument and crumble when the Germans are are Kill' In one piece. the unconquered, pioneering1 never-say-die pmt
Ixaten. But with the Japs we're dealing with The first football game to be played on the station will he against of man! "
the Miami Naval' Training Center on Saturday nlwaj puirle] me
fanatics, not rational men. They'll fight with
how a bark could run around his own end.
greater savagery the closer we come to the heart Every day the papers! say the American are taking Aa<"hn-I
t f their empire." don't know whether Its a town or a medicine.VAMDER.
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Slight Chance To I Feasibility Of Transportation Over I


Live Beats Being Ocean Bv. Tugs- Proved By' Experiment. .

How a fleet of shallow draft

Army and Marine equipment was
Prisoner Of JapsFast Procedure For. transported by tugs across the
Atlantic to Cherbourg was revealed -

and recently by a Coast Guard
Thinking Skill Waves Overseas officer.

Handling Plane Enables Under the command of Lt. {

Comdr. Edgar L. Raymond
,
Lieut. To Save HimselfWith '1 Service ListedThe USCGR, a fleet composed of 51

your plane badly damagedand R units made the crossing In 26

In a spin at 15,000 feet would procedures by which offic- days. Huge car floats were towed .
'
you parachute into the middle of ers and enlisted personnel of the pick-a-back by the strong little
the Japanese fleet or attempt to Women's Reserve, U. S. Naval Re- tugs, while lighter tugs trailed be

reach your carrier some 250 miles serve, will be selected for and as. hind.Breakdowns tiIII
away? That's certainly a true signed to overseas duty have been occurred frequently ........
version of the old saying, "be. established by the Bureau of Naval : during the crossing, Lt. Comdr. I
tween the devil and the deep blueaea. Personnel. Only women who Raymond said, and the necessary
." It's exactly the situation Lt. volunteer for overseas duty will men and materials were transported
Clifford E. Fanning USNR, of be considered for such assign from one craft to another f..:
Pensacola, Fla., faced in a battle ments. by rubber boats to make repairs ,';.
and get the tugs underway again. ,
the
over Philippine Sea.
On the basis of full reports still
"The 64-dollar question," says to be received from the overseas "The experiment demonstrated :W!
Lieut. Fanning, "was whether I the use of a rubber boat as a life "
areas where Navy women are eligible
saving for all of ;
apparatus
types
should parachute into the middle to serve, quotas to fill the per "
the Jap fleet, which was highly vessels, Lt. Comdr. Raymond
"' '; sonnel needs of Navy stations in
tot) or try to get the plane '4'I hr'r41 these areas will be assigned to the said.
of the spin before we both hit various Naval Districts, River Previous to the crossing of the
the drink." I 51 units, much heavy equipmentwas
I Commands, and Air Commands in
The right rudder and cable and # AL continental United States. transported on the decks of
.. right aileron cable had been shot '- Liberty ships. Lt Comdr. Ray "
W established
Selection boards will
out; two thirds of the starboard mond, an expert on deep water ;
stabilizer had buckled; part of the "General Von Schlimlel) is tied up at the moment. to review In each all of applications these command-from towing was asked by the Army

port flipper was gone; the cockpit Would you care to leave a message?" .. enlisted women and to select and Navy to investigate and de.
cover was blacked out, and the those who will be ordered overseas termine if the equipment was sea
nearest American carrier was a In the first quotas. Eligible worthy. It was his opinion that
considerable distance away. .. .. the units could be sailed across the .
---- women officers will be ordered
Despite these odds, Lieut. overseas!' by the Bureau of Naval Atlantic on their own bottoms, he
Baffles As Civilians Are
Fanning decided to try to get Navy Japs Personnel all billet become said. Following the decision Lt.
hack to lilt ('arrler.t, 10,000 I ailable. Comdr. Raymond was named
feet he pulled out of the Evacuated Almost Under Their Noses Commodore of the fleet at the request -
........ .ILk....___.. 'L .L_' spun.,. It Is expected that no quotas of the Chief of Transportation
u.n-v.crcu Ine 11111(1 on .
ucwindshield
-- | Evacuation of the civilian will be assigned prior to .
na I of the Army.
was dark red |
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druullc fluid. That meant the i tive population of the Japaneseheld I ber, 1944. Decem-I The convoy or aiggdt% at.an east .
oil lines i fortress of Wotje atoll I in Members of the coast port. '

probably were Intact the Marshall Islands, almost directly serve making! armlication _..=.............L.. .. _
and lie had a slim. chance toget : -- -
houit I under the nose of the enemy outside the continental limits o-f

was recently accomplished the United States must meet the C'o'ntestQUESTIONS
After an hour and a half he figured I Quiz
he should be near U. S. | by the United States Navy, according following requirements:

forces Since his radio gear also ,. to a Navy Department an I 1. Service on continuous active ( PRINTED ON
had been shot out, he couldn't nouncement. duty (exclusive of training time)
signal for directions. He started I After th- natives, all save a for at least six months. When two PACE 3))
I I I
a systematic search and finally man, his wife and their baby, who individuals! are equally well qualified ANSWERS;. "
spotted the lights of a few planes, I i Lights. ; elected to remain on the island, / in other ways, preference will 1. First game-Browns 2, Cards s

following them in to the fleet. I i I will flattering be I had been evacuated, they told the I be given to the one with longer 1; second game-Cards 3, Browns
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Lieut. Fanning headed for the ditorium, American authorities they desiredto service. 2; third game-Browns 6. Cards 2;
first large carrier. On one approach i' one. I stage a great celebration to 2. A good conduct record, a good fourth game-Cards 5, Browns 1; .
there were other planes on i I I I "Dim : commemorate their liberation and health record, and a good work fifth game-Cards 2, Browns 0;
the flight deck. He had a clear sented to express their appreciation for record. sixth game-Cards 3, Browns 1.

deck on four other attempts, but I tober at I the kindness of the Americans. 3. During their military service 2. Judy Pythias, Gretel, Antony,
with oil on the windshield and Borrah I This celebration consisted of In. applicants must have demonstrated and Olive Oil.

very little control he was unableto Rascals, tiicate dances, with singing choruses a sense of responsibility, maturity 3. George Gershwin. I
keep the signal officer in sight.' features each dance created to depict adaptability and emotional 4. True. Water expands when it
Finally 4vith only 10 gallons of Show. I various scenes of their subjuga- stability. freezes so that when the ice cubes

fuel remaining, he came in high, :'1 odic I tions by the Japs the enemy's I 4. Applicants must be free from !i Iin the glass melt they will take upi
closed his throttle over the stern, ''semble. I' cruelty, the coming of the Americans any form of dependency which i I slightly less room than they did
touched down and bers ( and the killing of the en when frozen.
smashed into are would require their presence in
the barrier at 130 miles per hour. !1 works, emy.Their I the United States. Individuals who I 5. It's the RAF"s "Blenheim." r
The I release and transportation 6. AAUAmateur( Athletic Union
plane flipped over on its' Rhapsody have at any time submitted are.quest ,I
back and the motor broke away I ture the I to a bomb-free atoll was depicted for transfer or discharge ) ; DARDaughters( of the Amer. .
in the dance which took I scan Revolution) ; Intelligence( '"
completely. When the deck crews gro based on dependency are not considered -
lifted the fuselage the pilot let go from the the cake although the party bore eligible. Quotient) : GOPGrand( Old Party) ,
no resemblance to a cake walk. I and BPOEBenevolent and Protective
hU safety belt and dropped out on inch I j Applicants must volunteer foroverseas
The i Order of Elks).
his dances resembled a Harlem I
head
which pound i
was !
only slightly duty as such and ex-
bruised"In The rug-cutting In grass skirts and an may I 1. Napoleon; 2, Abe Lincoln;
;: press a preference for the area to 3, Joe Louis 4,
Great untutored rendition of the "Anvil ; Shakespeare; 5,
a situation
like this. Lieut .
which they wish to be assigned. Andrew Jackson.
'
Fanning grinned, "a pilot should saw his Choi us. I However, definite assignment to I 8. Mouse gallowes notaries
ahvav use his head." Diane the preferred area cannot be I public
guar- ,
."" I sistant to mosquitoes and armtuls.
-- I I II II anteed. 9. The Tyrol-Alpine Antilles-
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though d
Life Cover Girl Is half" I! Heads Overseas assignments will be for West Indies; Dodecanese Italian
Navy Map a minimum period of 18 months I Isles off Turkey; Ghor-Dead Sa
: G'iest. At Army Camp is Other in good I I I and no leave to return to the Unit- I Valley; Crimea South Russian
: Plans For War ed States will be granted during Peninsula.
Claire Poe, Life cover girl, whose I Blair ; the period of overseas assignment. 110. c. is false; Henry Clay said it.
picture was carried Lane, ;
on the front
I Against JapsPacific | A special application form ha* I II -- -
'j page of the Sept. 28, edition of the roll ;
JAX AIR pianist. I I been prepared which must be filled -
I
NEWS was scheduled to Assault Ships Are 1
Ocean area officer* |, out by all women volunteersfor : I
be !
a guest at Camp Gordon Johnston !
I last weekend. : have recently concluded a conference oversea duty. Applicationsof Needed To Win War i I
: Vice I In San Francisco with II volunteers not selected for
AMPHIBIAN the army camp'sstation Admiral Ernest J. King, Com first quotas will be kept on file Secretary of the Navy James
I
newspaper, in the edition Forrestal and
mander-in-chief' Vice Admiral Emory
of
the U. for future
S.
quota
j of Oct 7. carried a lead story on I I S. Land, USN, retired, chairman of
Miss Poe as well as a fetching pho-j I Vice w"I Fleet and members of his stuff, The assignment of quotas to Na- the Maritime Commission, have

tograph cf,.Jhe Jacksonville girl USN has against the Jalan.-8t val Districts, Air Commands, River { sent the following telegram to all
selected I I Coincident with the visit Commands and the Bureaus of the
who was by Life ai! the I to construction and outfitting yards
girl that GI's would most like tontve Fleet and the West Coast of Secretaryof Navy Department will be based on involved in the APA and AKA
1, a letter from. OperationsThe I the Navy Jaiiie I"orrt"stal I, the number of personnel in the i building program.

Despite offers from movie studios I I the strategy meeting brought [ratings needed for overseas duty i "Assault ships which you are .
theatres and night clubs. Miss due to the ; Admiral C.V.. Niniltr. USN, now stationed at activities in these building under contract with the
jl Poe has stuck to her guns, and U activities, I Commander-In-Chief of the Pacific continental commands. I Maritime Commission for the Navyare
: enrolled as a freshman at the I Admiral Fleet and Pacific Ocean When the selection system is In vital to the continuation of our
: Florida College for Women In Tal- der in I Area, from the Pacific Gyrating operation successful applicants will ,I offensive in the Pacific. We appealto
i! taliet'W9 : of Naval area. With him were Admiral be ordered to a Distribution Center -' you and to every man and woman -'
__. '
!' 1 -ate_ some of I Raymond A. Spruance, I for final processing before being in your organization to com
i BUY. BUY WAR BONDSOR Vice USN, Commander Fifth Fleet, transported to overseas stations. I plete these ships by the dates that
USN, has :' and stuff officers of the Pacific I The location of this Dlstribu-I they are needed. Please) transmit
Edwards I' command. I tion Center has not yet been de- this appeal to your subcontrac ,
\ BYE. BYE FREEDOM -mander-in elded. I tors." :


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strength to work with and should
be able to do better."

On the Injured list for the

Fliers during the week were

Allle White, bruised shoulder;

} Bob Reynolds, bruised hand; Kit ,

Kittrell, pulled leg muscle; and*

Tommy Bishop, knee bruise.

Kittrell, the former Baylor

flash, is not expected to see action
against the Miami Navy team be.

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When the all-station NAS football't"am plays Its first game of the season at Mason Field, Saturday at 1600-. opposing! eleven will be
these husky grMders of the Miami Natal Training Station. Backfield, 1. to r., Tony Villanova, Tom Dildy, Vic Vacarro and Kay Collins. Alt Of Flier Foes .
Linemen: L to r., harry Platt, Harvey Stone, Sam Coco, II. P. King! D. B. Lundy, Earl Brick, and Ernie Andres Played Last Week


:"':._' ... .l "" I Fliers Lose To Gators In of Here's the Fliers how made future out opponents during

games of the past week: North

,1" Opening Game 20 to 7 Carollnapref1I&ht Duke, 13 to 0. University won over of

Miami and South Carolina bat-

'K Playing their third game of the season, the University ofFlorida's tled to a scoreless tie, Georgia
Y downed the
form ]last Saturday night at Pre-Flight Cherry
Gators reached top Point Marines, 28 to 0. Third Air
Gainesville to spoil the Station Fliers' 1914 football debut, Force stopped Ft. Bennlng'i 3d

27 to 20. Inf., 22 to 0. Ft :Pierce Navy
Amphibious Training Station
The Fliers and the Floridians the Miami Naval
Edmund Walsh
By Ensign pounced on
I i The Fliers reached dirt earlyin
swapped touchdowns in each of the pay Training Station, 40 to 7. Au-
first three quarters and they went the third period when Donaldson burn stopped Ft. Benning's 4th
IN the world of tennis, the name of Lt. (jg) Ted Schroederwill into the final period of the fast I raced 55 yards for a touchdown Inf., 7 to 0. NAS opponents are
always hold a prominent place. Popular, quiet in manner moving battle with the score tied I Vanni's try for extra point failed in darker type.
at 2020. The Gators producedthe and the Fliers led, 2014.A .
and pound for pound one of the game's greatest stars, this
deciding marker on a fourth I pass Interception set the stage nitely will not start on Saturday.The .
officer's rise to further fame cut short
Navy
was only by quarter 53-yard march with Bobby for Florida to knot the tally again. addition of Leckonby, pro
the war. Forbes, elusive left halfback go Buddy Carte of Florida Intercepted league speedster, to the backfield
He is here in Squadron VF 5 ing over from the one yard line. Joe Brown's aerial on the Navy will add a talented triple threat to
undergoing operational training, "My biggest thrill in tennis, Forbes breaking loose on wide 42 and ran to the 25 Florida the Flier attack. At St. Lawrence
winding up his flight training after says the 150: pound star, "came in end sweeps, scored three of Flor- moved forward steadily against the College, Leckonby was named to
completing more than two years' 1941 when I was playing Bobby ida's four touchdowns. Ken Mc- tiring Flier line and on the fourth the All-Eastern and to the little
,.J service in the Navy. Before beginning Riggs in amateur the semi-finals tennis of the na- Lean capped a 57-yard drive in the play Forbes skirted right end for All-American teams.
national
,:r flight training, he had 16 ship tournament. Riggs,champion-that year first quarter by knifing through eight yards and a score. The starting backfield for the
months destroyer duty In the Atlantic
and the Pacific. was conceded the hottest singles right guard for one yard and the Forbes paced the fourth quarter Fliers will comprise Leckonby at
But getting back to tennis, player in the nation. He won the opening Gator marker. drive that culminated with the winning quarter back; Johnny Donaldson,
1 I Lt. Schroeder won prominenceIn first two sets. I won the third. Johnny Donaldson, Jesup, Ga, touchdown. who scored twice against Florida,
1940 and 1941 while teamed Then in the fourth set, he had me high school back, who" was the Florida outgained the Fliers bya at right halfback; Gus Letchas,
Fliers
with Ensign Jack Kramer, win. down 5-1. Riggs had three match standout performer for the wide margin, 18 first downs to 1943 NATTC Air Raider star at
ning the national doubles cham points on me when I service aced went over for the first Station 8. Poor punting kept the Fliers left halfback; and George Faust,
pionship. In 1942 he won the national him on the second ball and even- score by racing around end for in hot water and accented the absence the only holdover from the 1942
.
singles title, beating tually won the set, 10 to 8. Riggs five yards.In of Bill Leckonby, long dis eleven, at fullback.
Frankie Parker. won the final set, 8 to 6, but it wasa smashed the second 72 quarter for the touch-Fliers tance hooter who did not play. Vic Vaccaro, a former Tampa,
These triumphs alone are good match and gave me my Kittrell yards a Leckonby former Brooklyn Dodg. Fla., high school ace, spearheadsthe
down. Kit pulled a
enough to give him a significant biggest tennis thrill quar- er ace, was one of three former Training Station's attack. Other .
place in the record books, but Lt. Schroeder began playing at terback sneak from the one yard professional football stars who standout performers for the visitors -
the Los club in his stripe to cross the goal. Florida
tennis
Ute 23-year-old star is looking Angeles were held out of the Florida game are expected to be these former .
home town in the late thirties. His retaliated with a 67 yard march
forward to the time when he can
because of contract agreement. college players. Ends HaJT1.Platt
first tournament of climaxed by Forbes' dash around
return to competitive tennis.Lt. any signifi- Florida and Ernie Andres,
in '39 when 'he beat right end for four yards -'
Schroeder's ranking beganIn cance was =i- Indiana, and Guard Joe Kuharich,
'39 when at the age of 19, Jack Kramer in the finals of the The score was 14-14 at halftime Zip Ve.r Lip 8.,.. A Ship Notre Dame.
,,- he was placed in class A, a rank- national junior championship tour-
: Ing which established him just!! nament."I .
Net Stars Who Performed Here In Exhibition Here
back of the top twenty tennis decided to stay with tennis,
o stars In the country. In 1940, he mostly because I was too small .
for other Lt. ..., ,t' J
sports laughed
wag ranked tenth. In 1941 he '..
had climbed to fifth and In 1942, Schroeder, "but I've always liked < '
after capturing the singles title, I basketball better. I played bos- a d ,,..,...
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champion In 1910 and 1941 with Ensign Jack Kramer, hardly had ",-. : Ji4" f., ,
time to get started In operational training at JMjuadron VF 5 be- ICFTi itT f *r t J T *' j ipgr" :
fore Lt. Raymond rort>liergf Afltt't Welfare officer) cornered him. Here Is the quartet of tennis aces who staged exhibition matches for Naval Air Station personnel
The! photographer snapped this picture just! as Lt. Torfeberg was lat weekend. L. to r., Lieut. Emmett Pare, of Miami NAS, Tulane U. coach before the war; Lteufc
1 asking the nationally known net king about staging an exhibition j Frank Gllle ple of NAS, Amherst college coach before the war; Lieut. Bruce Barnes, national prof .-
far Station) personneL bional champ, of Petieacola NAS and Lieut. Emmett Steele I high ranking singles player, of Miami NASA







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For the first time since 1912 King football will return to Mason Field Don Faurot, head coach of the Fliers; Upper right, Miami, NTS backfield -

when the Naval Air Station's all-station grid machine clashes with the Tony Villalovas, Tom Dildy, Vic Vaccaro and Ray Collins; Lower

Miami Naval Training Station eleven on Saturday at 1600. The game left, Coach Faurot demonstrates to Bill Leckonby how to "hand the ball"

will be the opening contest of the season on the home field. Pictured from the quarterback positions. Lower, center, Vic Vaccaro, triple threat

here, 1. to r., Upper left, a quartet of NAS backfield men, George McClel- back of Miami NTS, looks for a receiver; and lower right, Edo Vanni, NAS

t:' Ian, Kitt Kittrell, Johnny Brown, and Johnny Dierker; Top, center, Lieut. place kicker, boots one toward the cross bars. Assistance has been pro

vided by Leckonby.




The RunwayContinued From rage Six / 1944 Flier Grid Roster j jNe. Unemployment BenefitsContinued From Bombing


ketball at Stanford unl\frt.lty Raids Back
Hhile I was In college." From Page One
Name rOI. Wt. College-lllzh t't'hooln '
Growing: up in the game, he Alsnp, J. V. It U llardin-Simmons U.iil-rt';: two years after his discharge or To Garden
played at the Los Angeles Clubwhere 1)ierker. J. 11. H San Jose btate, (' .. two years after the war, whichever -
other net luminaries 11 McClelland .eo. 1I 160 Mf'tsoa r., }'Iorlda.IS After a gruelling, nerve-
many Centela. I'hllip lI 165 Brighton High )Massachusetts is later.
attack It Is
racking bombing ,
pot started and still play. On Ii Wa'1IIltk. L.uie Q 168 Athens JlI.-h (ieor&laU Cash benefits also are providedfor
the list are: Lt. Joe Hunt, '43 Warnn lI 150 I'uot'bard Jlllh )(ulluhulett.n hard to conceive of a man coming -
at Pensa- Ku.nlJ << T. U) Lyo.s liiKh ,cltool( CeorgI., self employed veterans who back and going to work: in
singles champion, now Harrh. 11. t ; Lowell High, North Carolina. make less than $100 per month. his Victory Garden-just like
cola NAS; !Sp (A) 20 Bobby 18 Letehu, Gus ll J6. Thoma'u-IIIf'' High, Gf'or&'l- They can have the governmentmake
. '41 W. U 170 Palm Beach Jlleb, 110rlda that.
Klggs, 39 and singles champ; 19 Reed $
Gene Make of 20 "arrt'D, Robert II J'lO Salf'm lllgh Oregon.2l up the difference between But It happens-and, on Ta-
Ch bp (:1) one ('OOPf'I'. J. \". 11 176 Terre )laute high Indiana. their net earnings and $100 a rawa!
the greatest of all time doubles Ionsldaon 11 Jeaaap IIIgh, Georgia.
month. Like the
players; 1st Lt. Don Budge, prob- n Lett, G. i.Inlt. I' n Kenora high. West lirglais. unemployment :Many combat aircrew men of
the of recent-day U \'annl. E. II 152: Seattle high, "uhlocton. payment, this benefit is allowedup Navy Search Plane Squadron
ably greatest 25 Iuitose. M. t: 171t tlba: High Alabama. to 52 weeks according to lengthof VB-144 operating in the Mar-
tennis stars; \Velby Van Horn, 26 l'lt'lolkf''t Wm. II 102 lIeu'rly high New If'r&ty.n service.
and Frankle! Parker, flashy singles hUflt'tt, rd U 1110 Denton High School Texas: shalls and Carolines from Ta-
28 Cantrell I. C. e 1111 South fad Missouri Ttuhl'u. The new law calls for a speedupin rawa sent home for seeds'-
stars. 29 Brown Joe II 180.eorgia Tech, Genrgia. construction of hospital facIli- probably as much for occupational -
Among the women players who 30 ('rawford l'aul E 17Eu& l'lIu. Jr. College. Mis.issippl ties for veterans and authorizes therapy as actual
any
E 1H JUkllOD\lIIe high Florida
the 31 Bishop Tom
while at
developed their game 32 Papile, Leo : Ilulney high, Massarhusetts. appropriation of $500,000,000( for self-confessed) belief in crop pos!
same club were: Alice Marble S3 'Quinn oha :: u: Asheborn high, North Carolina. this: purpose. Use of such hospital sibilities.
Pauline Betz. Caroline Babcock and 3. Klttll'lI, Meltord (f 176 Ua'lol' V., Tn...
facilities veterans had Yet of these
by already one mainstaysof
3.'S' "'to"al, James (. 178 Wa"no" Jlllh, Georgia.
Midge Van Ryan. 311 Rogers, I' L. G 176 North Texas !tate College, been authorized by previous legis- Naval aviation must have
An admirer of Don Budge Lt. 31 Engleson. Joe E IBS I''ddie 1'1't'p School New Jt'litr. ation. had a "green thumb" next to

Schroeder likes to recall Don's 38 39lotf'Miller,, Martin Jolla Ii'r 192 182 IIlwa.8t'e namlOn\lIIf Jr.High College, New\, T'nn'lllee.fork The GI Bill also sets up a Vet- his trigger finger because, to

match with Baron Gottfried Von 4''hltt', Tom T 191 T. ('. V.. T'xln.4t erans' Placement Service Board the amazement of the squadronthe
Cramm, the German tennis star in Rlkh.le, tul'ue; F 190 Seattle III&h W..hloeton.U within the U. S. Employment Service first signs of life came In
the Davis Cup Matches of 1937 at IA' tf'l'r Elwood. E: 1118 188 So ISpenl'tr 111, Normal high West U. \Irr.loll. to help veterans of this and the cantaloupe row one late

r Wimbleton, England. :: Grant. dR'o"U. :1 190 St.: Iouls i lug).. Mlssonri. other wars to get jobs. It outlines spring day. Then, not long after,
Budge, after trailing in what Lt. :: Garner R. C. (I u: Illllaborough I Illgh, Florida I appeal machinery for veterans tomatoes started to come up.
Millard' W. If. T Inglewood High, California.
,
Schroeder describes as probably"one Lt. Comdr. Curtis L.
claims denied. It Tetley,
n ranchf'UI, A. G 170 J.ot'kpor& lllgh New 10rk. whose are pro-
of the most exciting matchesever Coppedge, Virgil G Dallas High Texas. vides for review of certain typesof I USN, Squadron 144's Commanding -
played" rallied to win the :: Snyder, 8sm }: u: McCallie uilitary,, School, Ten. unsatisfactory discharges. It authorizes -! Officer, said wistfully, jet

fifth and deciding set of the fifth ::1 Leekonby W.cieekowski, Wm., J... :; n I'ittafield St. Lawrence High .Slass New, York a one year prison term with a twinkle In his eye, "Justas

and deciding round after trailing 52 0 185 Oregon State Teachers. and a fine of $1,000 for persons we ended our tour of duty
4-1. Budge won 8-6 and earned for 63 Mllla,DNfk T 1941 St. Louis, High, Missouri.' the Government in down there, the watermelonswere
the Americans the opportunity to 51 8uUl"'D Robt. C 184 (ilt'n'all.. high New\ York defrauding con- getting ripe."
55 Anderson, Rual T 196 ('hlplt'T high 'Iorlda. nection with the benefits.
challenge the British then holdersof 58 Msttingly I'. E. F 205 Texas A. Ii I.. Texas: There is also a provision that
the Davis Cup. The U. S. won 61 Mantel, John 0 193 lollustow" high 1'Dn. lnDla.t .
ti l9S Andrew Jackson high, any cash benefits that a veteran .
against the British 4-1, Budge winning Ckitty, George WAVES To
Parkerone t Allissadratos, T. D. T 193 Mllwaakee high. )liiw., llisconsin. receives nder this law should be
two singles matches 61 Faust, Geerge Dallas Texas.s0 deducted from bonus that Battle
:; : 1 any WACS
and Budge and Mako the Carter, Jark Stlnaesota L, Minnesota.
doubles. n Uradham, Will T lilt lUostrt'f' High ,south l'uoH.I. might be paid him later. However
SLANTS This column Fekland, 8 198 U, of Oregon Fresh, some members of Congress doubt Naval Air Station WAVES will
SPORTS
::1 ra'm.
200 Alabama.
Decatur ,
high
Kirkpatrick
that this could bind future
any clash with Wac'sof Bland-
Camp
winds up, as far the the 6S Janusasl John T 202 Untlton College, Massachusetts. ,
Jax Air News and sports pub- : Lehn, Frank T 212 Miami (. Fresh: io.l1orlda. Congress In the matter of bonuses. ing in a Softball contest at the
tour of Johns, A. It. /i 206 Muskingunn WAVES area diamond next Wed-
licity Is concerned, my 113 "Short. William T U& Northeast ('enter Jr. College, La.
duty at the Air Station. I wantto 69 Hoott'n, 110)'d T ZO'l lIardln-Slmmon. l'., Texas. nesday night (Oct. 18) In a game
thank everyone now here and Over-Aged OfficersTo starting at 1800.
those here previously for everything this season.. My successor In Marines Beat C. Stewards : -

which made the job a sports publicity at the Station, I Touch football got underway at Inactive Status

pleasant one I've made many Bernard Hahn, Y3c, mode an
main station last Monday night Gradual return to an inactive Crowley Coaches
friends to renewfriendships I I
".a Sn good and hope enviable record among sports with the Marines pushing over a status of an estimated 4,305 officers .
formed here after the
u I
second-half touchdown to down the called from retirement since : NTS
ir war. To'Lleut. Don Faurot, editors of the state while heading I Sampson
6 1939 announced in
Chief Washington
Stewards was
coach of the lOtt Fliers, we wish up the staff of the Daytona Commissary
. to 0. Tuesday, according to press dis- The Naval Training Station,
should be
all luck, which
good News Journal So after conducting N. Y. has for its athletic -
left
I hi... A talented and brilliant Ace Prieur halfback was patches. Sampson, ,
coach he has a none too easy the "Itunway" since the the Marine star as he swept around Release of the officers who director and football coach,

, schedule but with the full roop'eration first edition In April of '43, we left end to chalk up the only score served largely in administrative -.t.. Comdr. James H. (Sleepy Jim)

of the team, the Fliers say take It away Bernie and in the waning minutes of the billets ashore, will bo based on age Crowley, pre-war head coach at

will make a creditable showing "30." game. and dispensability, it was reported. Fordham University.




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t News Of IVb -- r Civilians Assist

I Civilian Employees' News .

I Editorial Offices EmployeesIn '

Personnel Relations Office Bldj. 13 ; '= ) In Making Navy

Telephone Extension 8335 A & R } SALLIES [.

The Civilian! Employees' News, a two-oage section of the Jax An .a A Safer Place
News, is devoted to reporting the news of the Naval Air Station's 1\\ Violet Muck has come all the J
from Decatur 111., to join the
Civilian Employees and is sponsored by the way
ranks of the IVb's. She is a member A group of nine civilians in t fhr-
1mploYN.s'ioclatlQn' for Civil Service Employees r Public Works h,1>
of the Time-Accounting Section Department \

Officer Phillip D. Myers, Treasuiei and they are quite happy to o lly Llnette Temple i helped in a big way to make It"I
William O. Klncaid President have her with them. VI (and by the I Navy a much safer place for thousands
Polly Vetter, Secretary |i Even Into October we con-
way, don't get her confused with up of our young fighting men i
Director her sister Viola Ritchard in Mail i tlnue to see terrific overdoses of One of the contributions in this '(1i 1-
II. Martin *ell C. Jackson heat In the form of blistering sun-
George Donald A. Woody File, and Records, also known as i i fort was the construction of 'n
Frank H. McKinley 'burn! Have you noticed how cau- t.,
Kenneth :\[, McDuffie VII has much to her dismay, been I[ Specially designed apparatus
Phillip D. Myers William O. Kincaid i I 0 given another nickname to help :, tiously Millie Shaffer has been' 'teach the enlisted personnel how
Daniel R. Whiddon distinguish her from her sister. It's"Poiky" seating herself the past few days ? I Ilo safely abandon ship. This app 1.

Polly Vetttr and how such a title be- And how prominent the foreheadof 11 ratus Is* known as the "Abandon.
New Keportlng Staff came associated with her is one R. J. Brown ( IBM room) with I Ship Drill Tower." It encompass( *

Assembly and Repair: of the real mysteries of life 'cuz its peeling patches of pigment ? every hazard, with the exception
I
Maintenance ...........__................................................\V alter Riviere she is every bit the opposite of Brown acquired his at Daytona I of fire and explosion confronting
Accessories .............................................................-...... \\'. T. Martin I what the name "Porky" suggests. j I Beach the week-end before last al- I II a ship crew when they are orderedto ,

Metal 1 and Machine..............................................Delma E. Register I She is tiny and oh, so cute! I though it's a little hard to imagine : abandon their ship. The tower
I Engine Overhaul......................"."........................... Lillian Lindsey I getting "noon-burned" like that is located just south of tire 'It..creation
Pat andSurvey.
Progress ...........................................-.............................Tom Quinn I Mortarity. of Inspection these while merely being best man ata Building.
Aircraft Overhaul .....................................................Amelia Drawdy Is a happy girl returned home days. wedding! That's his story, More than 1000 each week
Interim Overhaul ...........................................................Laura Adams I I Her brother. Danny I though and who are we to compare j men of training .in
almost three
Production Eng .................-........-.....................................Don Ragin recently Pacific after warfare. But don't yearsof rush him with Doug Corrigan ? complete this tower.a As course a result of this specialired -

Production Control _...................................................Pattle Bennett : hear he and they're being
is
IVb Employees ................................................................Adellne Jocis. I I girls It's we nice to see engaged.Mary Wilson I on Joe the Morris 18th and of October Mrs Morris to ride left exposed training to most of the hazards if .

Inspection and Survey: Baker back In her old in Per- the Navy has tw-
abandoning ship
Aircraft Overhaul ..................................................Muriel E. MitchellSupply I,I sonnel Records. She returned place from : horseback through their 1OOO.aCl'eI safer Due to the ,d>,.

Dept. ........................................................................Ruth LoveA. I i sick leave. And by the way, our I apple Sounds orchard like in dream North doesn't Carolina.it ? I! come velopment a of training place. gear such is

& R. Depts ....................................................... Ruth C. Raisch I former little messenger Sue Jonesis I Last week a we told you about this the result will be that many
Sara Verner now a member of Personnel 1 Rec I Hadle Holland's Nurse's more lives will be saved than was
being a
Glenn
Priscilla
I Aide and this week brings to light possible before.

Public Work Dept........................................................Audiey Womble I I ords.Much as we hated to see Lt. o the fact that Helen Holland of i The tower equipment consists .if
Louise AbrahamI Mohle[ leave, the reception for him Stock Control is also a Nurse's smooth lines knotted lines, ropo
Cecile' Devenish at Mr. Quina's home was quite Aide! However, the similarity of ladders and landing net. AllM,-

Supply Department....,..................................................._.. Lisette Temple i gala. As someone later said "We surnames is purely coincidental listed personnel are required too
always have a good time at Mr. But these Hollands are energetic, through a routine three or 111011">
Quina's and this occasion was no aren't ? times that requires their use >fall
Inspection And Survey Department exception. There were nice talks they the tower's equipment lh-v'
by Captain Cloukey. Lt. Mohle and Accounting reports that Ruby also must jump from the top 1".1 t.
Lt. Calderwood excellent Piper is now a big land-owner! 20 above ti'
some form which is feet i
Metal Machines & Accessories Div: I jump-and-jive music by Otis Rob- :o She's bought a beautiful home in water.

bins and Yancey Stribling. (Those Murray Hill, and all of Acctg. is 0 The civilians that built the tower -
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Uuth C. Kulovh Reporter | boys can really swing a hot piano looking forward to the house- are: C. M. Boone, Paint Ship' [ ,
SAFETY SLANTS : ). Everyone began to feel their warming she's going to give ( although J, II. Gwynes, tfuarterm in
Wednesday' morning 84:5: : A.1.. I My r.. r..5nnlrot I bones vibrate with.rhythm, and Lt.I she doesn't know it, yet! L Paint Shop; O. D. SilcoK. Joinr
-all I know is what I hearth 'tltl.ly };njlneerTo Whitcomb executed an intricate 0 They say it doesn't need to be Shop; J. I. Johnson Snapper W ,I i-

t is concerning news of people :' many people safety and accident ,I step which included a jump and much Ruby; just steak sandwiches '0 Ing Section of Machine Shop: B DBuzbee. .

Id' out department and believe me' I( prevention are interchangeable clicking of heels in the Russian and chicken or something light Welding: J. L. CorUU
I haven't heard much for the past I terms and too often safety ,I manner. Lt. Calderwood also play-( like that! Also, they want you to Welding; J. H. Tucker. Join,-r
&V ra1. days I I means merely the' prevention of ed the piano and accompanied the make this for all employees of Shop: C H. Murray Quartern! in
Laity Hennes'AMlc. lost his I iiishaps. I guests singing familiar tunes. The Accounting and all their friends' in .Joiner Shop: and IV Koun Iti'ee "i-

billfold which contained some i real highlight, to me anyway was Just the very small group called Qual tt>! man In th. \ta'hur.'onllnurub "
c'money and many valuable papers.I I I The prevention of injury to people the delicious refreshments. i Supply, in other words! ( i>n Page Nina
I at work. at home and on the
most of all his ID Card. Yesterday I highway has always been our '

Larry received it by mail 1 main job. It will always continueto They Aid Training Department
and there wasn't a single thing challenge our best efforts.
.> .
A man who Larry feels -
missing
to1! The pioneers of safety concentrated -
should at least be made known
I their efforts on an immediate
you returned the billfold prepaid
and
pressing needpl'Ott"cting -
to him. He really deserves a pat the industrial worker from
on the back. This man. mates wasMr.
physical injury and sudden death.
W. R. Mabry of Cohen Brothers -
I It was a worthy objective and the
I
Store. \
results of their efforts have been
Vethat is. several of the inspectors invaluable. Today anything that
-have been really enjoying I contributes to the physical and :

the Band recently-also the mental health the comfort and the 0

dancing too. Why don't more of self respect of the individual cannot 1
yiiu come on' and join us. Its a be considered outside the field

lot of fun and you'd be surprised of safety. If protecting men and

how nvieh better you can work women against the impact of vio-

aft Awards lent forces is to be regarded as the I

Mr. nUliop in .Machine Shop, beginning and the end of the safety -
I Ii
ha. gone on night .ohlft.e mUiyiMj movement, I am afraid we II
:Mr. HUhop.", would be overlooking) many oppor-
I
Oh. je*-Dominic (oinmKsoIs tunities.
back in Tank Shop < UP.H "j' ualt" WHO'S WHO IN SAl'KTYThis
Umm he i N a happily mar-
Yen. lie report"" week W. A. ( Willie) Dauphin -
rlt! >tl man now. ''
ill*, wf'lJin"u.; .. 1'1'011.nl'p.. ,Ml Transportation Foreman, is in
the* member of his family present. i the Safety Spotlight. Mr. Dauphin l
Mi-e reception alterwardr.'thev 1 has submitted the below rules) for

revived many lovely l gifts.", safe driving to this paper, and

I f them. :.,
.ii. i ir
Mr. Pascal is out today sick and "Ten Good Kules For are Driving" a

hope he will be back tomorrow. i I 1. Be courteous on the highways -
Mr Pascal, you remember is the .

Instructor of the Blue Print and 2. Learn how fast your car will
Precision Instrument reading cla"s.I'' .stop before you learn how fast it .\

He is certainly happy over the will go.
response of his pupils. I I
3. Never drive around a curveor
We all extend our sincere sym-
0 over a hill except on the extreme
pathy to11'. and Mis Wictenhouse.' rti/ht' tide of the road. 1

in their bereavement. t. Be sure there are at least COO
to E. D Langford.
Welcome
goes of clear
yards highway ahead before -
who has just started
AOM2c
overtaking another cart .
in Ordnance Shop No 15
working
then signal traffic in the rear and
He his just recently returned from
ahead hand( and horn ) before

the also goes Aleutian to C.Islands.F, Buxton Welcome in the I pulling 3. Never out to drive pass. a car itnttiont LUJ : 't 1))

has
Buxton just re-
same: shop two good headlights and a good K
turned from the South Pacific He
rear light
Chief Martin were together in :
and
6. Never 4
I drive a car without
I
the put months out in the Pacific. good brakes. iIA141rNs'' rf"
Hinson is having trouble +
I hear Mr.
i I 7. Don't drive a car when you
back and forth to
getting
have had any alcoholic beverages
to work at 8
He starts
work. '
8. Observe all traffic signs The\'
A. M. and is off at 5:30:: P. M. for
are yowr safety.
Hope It isn't true that he has toI.
9. Never railroad
I cross a t-a..k
get up at :3 A. M. in order to get without caution.

1 to work on time. Mr. Still has 10. Always be sure you can ,.t..p[,
been off on annual leave for four in the clear distance ahead. "l\\U-
I.. days. Uncle Frank Wetzler is feeling
Lion Courtesy' Common Sense
I
good these days. He has' lost means safety."

o I 30 pounds, and is really happy. I, .
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I. It was a pretty big order but now

/! that he has accomplished the doc strument. Shop
'r tor's request he looks 15 years Marjorie Sutton and Maiguent, 1
younger I Dixon are getting along splendidly A r. .
We all miss seeing Chief Kuest wI'ktnto ther in the Instrument

r. our assistant Metal and Ma- Shop. Both have sons overseas I

chine Supervisor. Don't work too Marjorie's son is in "Fran

hard on that night shift Chief. I Marguerite's son i is a Captain lIthe
Welcome to Jax Naval Air Sta- Merchant Marines She is ex: : -L.
tion and Jacksonville Minnie Lo- : petting him to arrive in the state-" < '

S a2c. She has been in Jacksonville soon Mrs. Dixon i I., of course. anticipating ..1 t v
exactly two weeks and a good ole fashionf '

reports she likes the city and her : visit with her son Gene. By the: I I"i

job. Alinnie hails from the state way. Gene and his wife have anew I .. t' ; .,. *._
of Minnesota. May you always be I baby.< This nukes Mrs. Dixon These. are the men that built tire "\11..1')0' !Ship Drill Tower" for IMiysical Training Depirtment!

happy hire. Minnie. She is at.pw- a very proud .n wed you know, Itea.iiog tram left to right ttiy. are: ( firt row), II. II. HU/.IMM. O. l>. SiI'o1l. ... II. Tucker I.. V. ICmiil-..
skit working on Gyro's in the In- what? ? ? ? ? 0 tree; ("N'AII.' row ), C. .M. 11111. J. 1. .lnlin*..n, .|. I.. (Cnrliilt a. II. iwyiun, and. C). II. t'lurrAY.Page ,








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Wrong Way Production EngineeringInterim i


By J. II. Silver ""

Overhaul I I Howdy people! I'm sorry I didn't
have a column in last week's edi-
k Ily Laura Adam
tion, but somehow I couldn't find
If your "other bhirt" gets back I the time so I'll take this little
\ from the laundry 'In time shine space to apologize. I hope to make
t\ your shoes and meet the boys and up for it this week.
: : girls of Interim and Minor Over- Tuesday, when I returned to
haul at the Pines, on Lakeshore work after an exultant wee It-end. I
Blvd., 21 October 1944 overheard this conversation, "Has

j Marsh hens are fair game now I Silver cornered you yet with the
% so watch for extreme high tide news of his new arrival ? Unless
otherwise all you will get will be you have about a half-hour to
wet feet. When the hens start to !spare keep out of his sight! He
: I give you the horse-laugh you can I claims his baby talks, and after
be sure the tide has started to I being in the world only two days!
fall then you can go home, or I There's no other like him. He'll:
start fishing.We II tell you the boy has blue eyes and
hope to see Mr. Arnold backin 1 jet black long hair just like his.
the hangar soon. He is off due ';Poor kid. If I were Silver, I
:i to illness.A j wouldn't let it be known that my
f' .. ; treat always' enjoyed b'el'one )' ev- baby looked like him." Well,
\ ': Is when the band comes' il enough was enough. I was just
to play Carl (Mocking Bird) !S about to turn the coiner and make
Law adds to the entertainmentby j I: my presence known when someone
Ir whittling with the music, called me. I ask you do I seem
.. Andey Anderson dance with I like that kind of a guy ? Maybe
Miss Madison Carry Stonefieldand I did mention that Junior had tine
Julian Gray step. while several other I I like me. I'm not such a bad-look
F M wada''x t couple also enjoy the dancing ing guy. There- was a day, not
George S. Levey, who came to i too long ago when- I was!! very
this station March 7. 1942 is now attractive to plenty of beautiful
transferred to Naval Air Material ;i girls.!! Hey what am I saying! My
r Center at the Philadelphia Navy wife reads this paper. Just one
Yard. His many friends regret to more line-Mother and baby areI
see him go. I doing fine. I almost forgot the
"Pop" Bennett came In the other most important thing-the baby's
a I day but had to leave again. We name is' Paul Robert Silver
hope to see him well, and on the Well here are some more
Here we see Mr. Givonettl, Metal and Machine' Division' of Assembly and Repair, Department' dem.nstrnting job again real soon items on the people working In
.. how careless, we often become while performing our everyday tasks.!! Note that her hair In the Metalurgical and Chemical
left to hung 'loose" about her face and ne-k. This might result In her catching her hair on the spindle, Lab Willie Joe Graham, S2c,
4.f the drlll-pretiM. and 'having It pulled out. Resides Iwlngery |painful, It also destroys, one of wom- AccessoriesDivision who went to WeM Georgia College -
I...'" attractive assets. her hair. She U also' using her hand to hold' the stock. Instead! of using a drill for one year, and to Southern -
jig. Rings are also very dangerous when working around machinery. Always' take them off Mrs., iR also' sitting, off to the side of the machine, which make it quite awkward to perform the different for three yearn, has a tt.
oteratioitH| necessary. Whenever SAFK'IY take a holiday, painful' Injury stalks our pathway. S. Degree in Pharmacy. He te
-- married to a beautiful girl, Mid
Ity Mary Markham and has a nine month old baby, both
Right Way I Franc HancheyWe of whom reside In Bowden, (.a.

know that psychiatrists say Willie Joe IH also a registered
American people are just about Pharmacist, and was managerof
normal when they gripe but everyday a lane Drug !Store In At-
r in every hop we hear griping. lanta. All III all, he haw quit *
The civilian personnel gripe that no record.

l CIr one appreciates them their talent Say reader, John Whitley,
their work, their attitudes, and I AMM3c. whom I was telling you
that they work mOle than enlisted I about not so long ago. has been
personnel. The enlisted personnel I I chosen for V-12: he i is!! one of three
gripe about their food their liberties -. boys accepted from Florida. Considering -
their restrictions and that the the many men who competed -
t civilians earn more. I he should be very proud
tie Now to the point. If the enlistedand to have been chosen.- Good luck,
a rr civilians would think a minute : I John and clear sailing
t We are one-in-blood ties and en James Sherrill Gregory. S2c has
; Si vironment. If the civilians would an A.B. Degree in Chemistry that
consider the enlisted problems and I he received at the University of
help all they can i and there is N. C. He was formerly employed
always a way to help if there is adesire as a Chemist at Atmospheiic Ni-
to help ), working togeth..rwould trogen Corp. in South Point. Ohio.
be happier for both groups. : He's been in the Navy four months.
a Then if the enlisted would think : Glad to have you here. We hope
The civilians are their mothers. you like your stay with us.

.y : fathers brothers and sisters. Their Benjamin F. Parrish, S2c. has a
families 'have given them into the degree in Pharmacy from South-
? service of their country, some fam- I ern College of Pharmacy. Atlanta.
4 / ilies giving: all their children into I Georgia, and worked in Lent
4 the services. These families work : Drug Co., as manager. Good work :
I every day spending even as much glad to have you aboard.
(, A II II as half their earnings for War :Marion DeSoto Fordham, S2c.
I Bonds. Of course, it is the same as lived in Jacksonville! quite sometime
I putting money into the bank, but ago. is married and has a
it is helping win the war. son 8 months old. He worked as a

.5- F S t x t: tr "'f' know that griping relieves laboratory assistant' fop Atlantic
..()r.-IIII) tension, but If we Coast Line RR for 2"a years. He
would only consider the influence : has been in the Navy five month
y that griping has on a weaker Glad to know you Marion. We

r AYaw brother or the enemy, we would i hope you like your stay with us
look for a safer plan to relieve here in NAS Jax.
this tension.In I I'm still asking for notes of interest -

the gyro shop we are very to be put on my desk, but

Here. >ln Nina K. Schorr In the same department show* u'I the SAFK way to operate a drill-pro glad to have a new sailor a I received very little cooperation.
tier how she ha her hair completely. cohered with a hair net. She dc>e .n't have to worry about her hair I WAVE find a civilian : Robert I If we want our news to compete
lot'lnJ caught and jerked out by the roots. She also haw removed her rings, and is using" a drill Jig to hold Weber. AMM2c. Martha Allen with other departments I will hah
the t4M'k. Site isn't! taking any chances on losing any of her fingers Also note, that she IK bitting i I I AMMI3C.: and Garold Cinder. I to have your help in locating tome
4tMrely' in front of her machine, making it fwssiblr" | to reach any of the control, Instantly. SAFETY int I S-Sgt. William Marion Lane R of the interesting happenings 'In
... P.E. So until next week so long.:
UOItK: here L' S. Ranger of the 423rd Infan-
Oh yes, about my new on-I had
-- try. stationed temporarily at Camp

PersonalsFrom Civilians Assist in Making Progress News I Atteibury a 12-day Indiana furlough has just spent completed didn't to say 1 ? something! about him,

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Navy A Safer Place rattle FontaJne Univrtt with his mother find father. Before -
; leaving Camp Atteibury. Sgt. "Give me a pound of those
Pe'rsonnelRelations Continued From Page fight; Progress ? What is Progress Lane was awarded the Combat In grapes.: My husband is fond of

Shop. All are employees of theMaintenance Well for the next few weeks tveryone fantryman's!! bodge of honor. This! thEm Do you know if they have
Division of the Public on the Naval Air Station badge! is awarded only to 'infantrymen been sprayed" with any kind of
Works Department. Mr. Gwynea .is who reads, the Jax Air News i is who have performed a meritorious poison ?
a veteran of the last war. duty in combat. "No. Ma'am, you'll have to get
Lieut. Commander Lawrence E. going to hear as we say 'in goodold that at the drug etore."
liy Phyllis* J. Shell Hasktll U NR. Officer-in-Charge, American, the real "lowdown"on Sgt. Lane says the U. S. Rangers -_. -
We have an honest-to-poodness Physical Training Department, remarked this very essential Division t-f is one of the greatest organizations molly of the gyro hcp, has.*een
in midst.I the A&R. in the military service. transferred to the
Coast Guard Reserve our "Men in overalls are fight- typewrittr MC-
mean a brand new one! Rosa ing this war too!" I At the present time the processof They are thoroughly trained' and tion.
Burns Is now a 3rd Class Yeoman --- ---- organizing for a Training Pro- are experts In demolition and hand- l'ropt'Jt'r.hull) :
ami has duty two nights a week Saturday Veing honored with a gram has been assigned to Mr. to-hand combat either by day or The members of the propeller
until 2400 *>o, if she comes 'in tired visit from Jean Knight It looks Gulo who is being capably assisted night. The Rangers can do the shop wish to congratulate H. W.
Jt will be for a very good reason.Jlona like school is agreeing with her. by. Marguerite Osterman. From work of infantrymen, artillerymen Piper and E H. Hardman on their .'
work of
and the
we are all proud of you- considering the healthy glow she time to time there will be> news engineers: many recent promotions to snappers; Mr.
it takes a lot of courage to sign had. She really looked) smart in and information of vital interest to other branches of the service Sgt. Piper to the governor shop, and
"Even it offers
the dotted line. Henry Master- who Is concerned in Lane says though I
on her black, and made us all feel everyone any and Mr. Hardman to the assembly
adventures ex
Don is also a member so may I while we manner with the scheduled Progress many thrilling line. Several more members of the
like laves, loafing
I: take this opportunity to wish you ked. The that wrote of production in every shopin periences.' I for one am eager to I' propeller shop have been detached

both a very happv military career! WOI"school days', school person day' g<*)d c>le the Division. {get this war over and be home to recently : R. A. Cox. AMM3c; I}. S.
So en everybody we
They have always said that Golden Rule days" wasn't kiddin'. I am foO'lad that I was askedto F4ay. come Sales AMM2c; J. A. Hester AMM
throve is number *o now have a job to do; let's do it well) !I
a lucky Ic H. E. Snowden. AMMlc W. H.
Still on the subject of Saturdayand listen in en some! of the plans ; ;
the raying has been proved I.W" I. f"h'ltemf'nt-Huth, the next : for the very near future, and just In the Optical Department we ScoUt AMM2c and H. A. Mal tin.
Lk ut. Swart, Mary \\atkisi, and are glad to have Wave Virginia AMM2c.
time decide to fall down the as soon as I am permitted to have With each of these boys
Carolyn! W. 1'arham all ccltbralr you give us all fair warning.; I the remainder of these items for Ptllington. We are lorry to have goes our very best wishes.
stairs
birthday on October lith. idon't lost Mach AMM2c who was
Lyle
we are all w happy your information I will pass them This column wishes to correct an
Seriously,
know how many ytrKave I I that recently detached.T. error published in last week's
there are no broken bones suffered on to you. run assure! you pa
gone by since<< can't their respeetive rwJ- and that you are back withus theic are nome very worthwhile C. Justus, AMMJc, who has per. The sunrise breakfast for the
birth 1 '
> *o I
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their but here fur again after B two day abeence. advantages for everyone, from the long been in chaise:; of the type- night: crew, as reported here, wag
Xw
age returns Wfl'omfJE"an SchwprLater to the foot of the ladder to the top rung. iviiter repair shop, was, recently? Instead, a weiner roast held Sunday
trtajny, happy
We had many a very exciting day last JJ*>ard. : Carry on, and "Ch<<-no"Z! JetaclHd. Richard Foisytbeor* I morning after work.









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don't have to be at the bat-

tlefront to be a hero, and JosephL. .
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Davis Sic, a radio school student -
I here. is certainly a hero to I
the four women and two childrenhe

r saved from drowning in an
excursion boat catastrophe 19

August at Riverview Beach, N J.
R Y1 Nh Y. ...
Davis, who came to NATTC in f :.;,
March, was at his home in Upper '. ..,, ....<..

.. Darby a suburb 'of Philadelphia 41 .... .
the latter part of August on convalescent .

I leave. He was recuperating \.." ,'''''':''''' '\ -',. ...
from an attack of pneu- 9 .


monia.Accompanied by his 10-year-old ,/ '+ : .t:21: : ::,7 !

sister. Dolores, the youthful sailor .,/ .., ;;;?'''-: .. ; ; ,:. .- .
... "'' '. : .
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It" ; '' ,
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took a "bus- ; 'i_ ; < / : -. ." '
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"''M ; r ..
man's holiday" .MI." .: ...: > : ,<' ; : """ .. :
aboard the excursion [ First plane to arrive for NATTC's newest advanced ordnance training area l I" the PBIY which
*, !liner.i was recently retired from combat ue to ere a* ground crew training plane. When the giant |
$ : State of Penn- landed on the Natal Air Station field she wound up her flight log for good and all, but her last Ahll't-)

\, .. sylvania." The ,,, was exactly half way around the world. NATTC ordnancemen will be working on a plane with a
t
.t.S ," run up the Del- tinguUhed combat record. The flight log shows battle duty from the Solomon through to the final
aware River to ...1' securing of Salpan.Naval .
t ,
Riverxiew Park ----

Lana JO Turner was uneventful, Veteran At Center-
but not so on : Lt. Comdr. ColesIs

A hill-billy show a cowboy saga the return trip. l

a musical comedy and an excellent Here's Davis' Joseph Da*'Is New Ordnance
Series Of "Firsts"After
Has
rerun are on the cinema schedule story in his own words:
this week at the NATTC auditorium
board the OfficerLt
"As we were about to Training
-a schedule that also includes of
series
boat for our return home, we were chalking up a '
Lana Turner's latest f'lm.
Luscious Lana who you see following the crowd up the gangplank I five "firsts" In the Navy, Lieut. PB4Y ToRe UsedIn Comdr. William M. Coles,

above is teamed with John Hodiakin I heard a snapping, ripping Byron Jefferson Osborne USN USN, has been assigned to Tech-

"Marriage Is a Private Affair." noise and suddenly the upper partof has reported to NATTC to serveas nical Training as Ordnance Train.
Below is Ella Raines who stars the gangplank on which my sister Training HereDirect ing Officer. He was attached to
Officer for the
recently
with John Wayne in the horse and I were standing gave way. Flight NATTC, Memphis for a short pe-

opera drama, entrancingly\ entitled We dropped about 10 feet into the organized Automatic Pilot School from duty in Saipan riod after coming from the Naval

"Tall in the Saddle. water and 75 or 80 persons who Since his enlistment back in 1920, comes NATTC's first PBIY Landing i Air Station, Pearl Harbor, wherehe
the behind us slid Osborne has been continuously had been stationed for five
Tonight's show at 1800 and 2000 were on plank here at Jacksonville marked yearsas
is the musical "Carolina Blues," down on top of us. The next thing I identified with Naval Aviation. the; end of the giant combat ship's Ordnance Officer..

with Kay Kyser and Ann Miller. I I remember was being pushed un- He served on the first of our flight log, with a final trip al- During the raid on 7 December,
.. .. der the water. I was pushed to the backin 1941 bomb landed 25 feet from
.."' '" I aircraft carriers, Langley most exactly half way around the a
I
=;.t 'd. ,4. h1; r the bottom of the river. I don't I the days of wooden propellersand world. But her service to the his office. "No one was killed,"

r : ;' ,,: '. '.' } i know how long I was under, but it twin-winged combat craft, and Navy is far from over. 1 he said, "and no

". ,, seemed forever. has since risen from an Aviation windows were
Although she will
i "When I finally reached the surface -I Mechanic third through all the en- this nolonger fly broken. It just
gallant four motored bomber
I ,
.. there was a mob of scream- listed rates and on to commis- which devastation ,. tore the roofs
ing people struggling in the water.I sioned officer rank. the Japs spread throughout among "5 off all buildingsin
our sweep the immediate

I
The river was about 20 feet deepat If you think it's tough today to from the Solomons to the takingof vicinity."

that point. While I was underI become an Aviation Pilot, consider Saipan, will now be used for Lieut. Comdr.
wrapped my legs around a childI Osborne's classa
instructional purposes. Both the +*", Coles' 'Navy ca-
thought was my sister. When I t Pensacola
Aviation Ordnance Off leers'chool reer started
to the surface, I saw it wasa ;
t
got Flight Training '
and the AOMB( ) School will use 'g over 26 years
little boy. He was grabbed by School in 1929. ;
in the water and I the plane to instruct its future ago, during the
some person Only seven of combat ordnancemen in the tricks Lt. Cdr. Coles last war. when
immediately started looking for my I j the 56 trainees of arming our heavy bombers with he was Navy pilot with the rankof

r t sister.I s won their wings. our newest and deadliest armament Ensign lie has a long record of
I finally saw her, Just about : .l It was right aftI both shore and sea duty including
five feet from me. She couldn'tswim .,; .
his three
er getting years at the Gunnery School
The last Journey of the .
but she was staying afloat :: wings that Os mammoth NAS, Pensacola; duty at the Naval
i somehow. She was amazinglycalm. ) borne resumed aircraft was not by air, but Ammunition Depot, Mare Island

[ A lot more than I was. I f work in earnest it certainly must be among her and considerable time in Hawaii
her and her Lt. moat amazing. This was the difficult -
finally got to helped Osborne on the piling
up His sea duty has included sereice
the It about five yards overland trip carefully
to was
pier. of "firsts. He was flying member in aircraft squadrons, Pacific
mapped out to her from
get her
Someone lifted her out of
w away. of the first squadron of patrol Fleet duty aboard aircraft carriers
landing spot on the NAS field to
the water. planes ever to make the long non- the newly established Langley, Lexington (the first), and
II "Then I swam back to help a stop,-non-refueling flight from San training area Saratoga and the battleships NewYork
for
woman. I later learned her name Francisco to distant Pearl Harbor. multi-engined planes, located in and Maryland.

was Mrs. O'Hara. She was In a For this 1934 flight the squadron the the extreme northwest section of Lt. Comdr. Coles' home is in San
station.
I bad way and had been pushed received a commendation from Francisco, call
under several times by a very President Roosevelt, who further Engineering this difficult trip aiN
stout woman who was splashing noted that this represented a distance was Ensign Harry E. Futty, USN, .

around wildly and submerging any- record for all types of planesin Assistant Operations Officer of the Nice (1aw.hNEW
AOM (B) School, a veteran of
one within her reach. I finally formation flight many YORK.-Bob Strong wentto
reached Mrs. O'Hara and got her months of combat duty in aviation a tailor recommended by a
back to the pier. Some men threwme Osborn rang up his next "first"in ordnance With the help of two brother maestro to have a suit
1935 when he flew in the first small caterpillar tractors and made. He
a rope. I fastened it around only picked out some materials
I. her. and they pulled her to safety. squadron to make a non-stop six sailors, Futty negotiated the for unmatching coat and _
"Then I swam back to the stout flight from Midway to Hawaii. mile and a half of extremely rug- trousers. But the tailor advised
I i
IIoIt woman. Her face had turned purple Next in succession was a flight to ged terrain without mishap. The against the choice.
?
i and she was struggling frantically Canton Island, a remote part of fad that the entire operation was "With that material the coat

tlIa Uaine to keep from going under. the Phoenix group colonized jointly accomplished in only six Hours is won't clash with the pants," he

I I finally got her to the edge of by the British and ourselves, Just another instance of the Navy's I asserted. "Now over here I have
Tbe wrhedule (at the NATTC the and she to but never previously visited by aircraft "can do." some cloth that will clash pe.
pier, was
auditorium gulled .
:
$ ) It was here that Osborne's NATTC's newest ordnance fectly! -

Tonight 100, 2000, "Carolina safety plane, an early version of the PBY, training area is a good replica of MMMB W 3j _M M
"I assisted two other ladies and
Blue, with Ann :Miller and Kay
struck a submerged reef which
Ky!*er. also two small children, all of typical Pacific bases for land based Send the Jai Air News home!
ripped a 15-foot hole in the hull planes This is consistent withNATTC's
FrldA1800, %000, "Tall in the whom were pulled up on the pier causing her to sink. the
Saddle" with John \\ajne and by ropes. Then I saw an old lady Despite concept that its men ditions as possible, especially for
remote Island location
the PBY
Ella Raines. out near the end of the pier with should be trained under conditionsas the men whose job will be the rearming *
was raised to become the first
her around the piling nearly simulating combat con- of our planes
Saturday 1800. 2000, "Nation arms wrapped seaplane to be salvaged and
re-
al Barn Dance," with Jean I swam to her and broughther flown. .
Heather. in safely Receives Citation

Sunday UOO: "Hi Diddle Did "After all the people were pulledout Just prior to the beginning of

die" ,,'Uh1: Scott. of the water, I finally got out the war Osborne operated in pa- --
Sunday, 1800, 2000.( "The Last myself. It was an awful experience trol planes off Alaska. He was later ; .j

Ride" with Richard Trati and I still get the shakes transferred to Seattle, to take ,

Monday, 1800, 2000:' "So when I think about it. The worst charge of the Celestial Navigation '

Proudly \\e lIall," with Claud- part of it was when it was allover Trainer Operator's School. This (

ette Colbert ." duty provided a splendid back-

1. Tuesday, 180O, 2000"That.fIjIy:: Davis performed his rescue work ground for his duties here in
Baby," with Richard Arlen and while wearing his blues, which charge of the Flight Phase, soon

KJIen,, Drew.Wednesday.. were "plenty) heavy and soggy." to be opened as an advanced train- 1

1800, 2000( ( far- He had a high fever after his ex- ing activity for the Automatic Pilot + I ;.
riage I* a I'rlvat""alr," with ertion and was taken to a hos School., We hope he will con- 'w 1 ) I

Lana Turner and John Hodiak. pital. After a few hours, he was tinue with his precedent setting 1 .. fa
-_ -- -- Sa "" here at NATTC! of. ,
allowed to go to his home, wherehe \

Louis Armstrong's stayed in bed several days ,
The Upper Derby Telegram Punk Time j \-

+. Band In Town Sat. credited the 18-year-old seaman Brooks Atkinson, of the New

with "saving four women who York Times, writes from the war
t Today is the deadline for mak- probably would have drowned zone in China that Yenan, vital
ing table reservations for the Jack- without his assistance." Father town of 40,000 population has three a

sonville Policeman's Ball at 2200 Martin O'Hara, of East Lands- kinds of time-Shanghai, which is ; ,1 i ,

Saturday night at the Duval Coun- down, Pa., the son of Mrs. O'Hara, an hour faster than Chungking:

ty Armory, at which Louis Arm- gave Davis full credit for the rescue Yenan, which is twenty minutes
strong's red-hot swing orchestra of Mrs O'Hara. I slower than Chungking. But since
will be the feature atraction. -a. I there is only one clock in the

Reservations may be made without In the current battle areas of interior I town, and almost no watches, no

charge with the purchase of China the villages still hold one knows what time it is by any 4

tickets which are on sale at the public dances, to which Americanand system. The International Peace Chief Radio Electrician W. E. Gallagher, USN, In shown being coi )

NATTC Welfare Department. The British soldiers are invited. hospital, having no clocks that gratulated by Capt. J. H. Lynch, Commanding NATTO (left), after

ducats go for 51.SO per person. The women, however, invite the work, marks off aproximate hourson receiving a Presidential Unit Citation for service aboard the USS
Louie's hot trumpet and his fa- men to dance, which our soldiers a stick of punk, which thus Enterprise In battle action against the Jap Gallagher to material

raoiM band are coming to Jacksonville consider a dangerous practice, burns out the time. The head doc- officer at Radar School. Standing next to him are Lt. Comdr. I*. W.

.<, direct from the Hotel Sherman since it Involve considerable loss tor says: "We at tho hospital are Moor, O-ln-C of ARM School, and Lt Comdr. J. L. Rhodes, military

in Chicago. of masculine sovereign rights. on punk time," training officer.




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I Navy's First Crash Fire Fighting Battleship X Bandager I Longest Poker



Course Is Being Set Up At Center Game In HistoryOn


.: The first scientific approach to ---. -- --

the standardization of airplane Ordnance WorkIs Pacific Isle"We'll
crash fire fighting techniques in

the Navy now is underway with
the establishment of a Crash Fire be back for you tomorrow -
and Rescue Training Course at Tough During fellows," shouted the Squadron -

NATTC. Commander to his maintenance

t Designed with the primary purpose crew. "We'll have Henderson Field
of !saving! the lives of aviators Actual InvasionWant secured by then, so, so long until
"
with the extinguishing of tomorrow!
airplane fires as the secondary to know how It feels to That tomorrow was Just exactlytwo

goal: the course will officially work in Aviation Ordnance whilean and a half months coming,
"
start 22 November. Between now island is being taken? Well. leaving Alvin Robertson AOMlc,

and that date, two groups of care- Mates, here's the word, and e student at AOM( B) School, and
fully selected men will receive straight from a man who has Yt .y 3 his fellow ground crew members to

special training that will qualify served' In every ordnance rate ) finish one of the longest poker
them as instructors when the j from third class through Chief to games in history. '
'Lieutenant Jg. and is still in his
course opens Things were more than a little
At present' there is no set systfm twenties He's Harold L. Sutton tougher than the Squadron Com
for combating airplane crash USN of Olean. N. Y., who recently mander anticl-i!

fires Under present plans, mobile reported aboard to serve In the ,, r s pated. As nearly I
Aviation Ordnance School under knows!
units will be turned out here to everyone
tour all naval air stations in the Llt>ut, Commander Phillip Dai- by now. we held ,.

V S and thus standardize the ton. Henderson Field I ......--t

crash fire fighting procedure The Getting information from Sut- C. H. Hope, CPliM, right, now is at the NA'ITC Dispensary after by the skin of ,
units, which also may cover the ton. who is lust back after 16 over two j ears' duty aboard the South Dakota, the famed Battle- our teeth for)

Pearl Harbor and Caribbean areas, months of combat chip X. In the photo, the chief is giving a corpsman a helping hand. weeks. We were 3 .
and r was like ----------- -- .-
will be made up of specialists desperatelyshort
an officer. pulling teeth. I CHIEF SERVED of planes,

The very Is test In Navy crash!! He's the reticent -: Combat Veteran armament and

fire fighting equipment will be ,, type, and I TWO YEARS ONBATTLESHIP vital supplies i i J

pent to NATTC to be used in the opposed to the Promoted To Rank X with our sur- Alvin Robertson

course. In addition, new equipment Idea of being"writtenup face ships having a very tough

will be extensively tested and experimented ." Of Lieutenant jg The story of C. H. Hope CPhM, I time getting through. Most of .
with to 'determine its This, however, I is the story of the USS South Robertson's squadron were shot

as yet unproved value. is a story about It's now Lieut. (jg), Baltusnik! Dakota-the famed Battleship!! X, down by a numerically superiorJap

Drills soon will get underway on r ordnancemen This week Chief Radio Electrician on 'which Hope served since the air fleet. augmented by a pow
a mock-up plane, located in a 200 JY"" r": r unr/r fire, and I II John Baltusnik was appointed to commissioning of the ship in erful nearby fleet.

by 300 foot area at NATTC, which j l.t. Sutton d gned to pUll i the rank of Lieutenant junior March, 1942, until July of this year. The planes that survived weie

has been provided for the course. along at least' a little dope on what I grade. i Hope, who recently was assignedto needed for every minute of patrol

Graduates of the Bureau of Ships the duty is like. This is a fitting tribute to a man the NATTC Dispensary, was a duty that they could be put into

Fire Fighter's School will be sent I Generally speaking, the Aviation I who has served in the Navy 2f: member of the Medical Corps I II the sky!! so Marine ground crews
hoe students. Ordnanceman is attached to a years and who is one of the few I aboard the
as great battlewagon, pressed into service to kf"f'p'em
were
Lt.
member of the New York City !! begins. Sutton was craft, under-surface craft the Japs during its long tour of ertson and the regularly attached
is in of lucky, he feels. His group handled and aircraft action in
Fire Department, charge the Pacific. It was In ground crews languished uneasilyin
Baltusnik's combat record Is dis!! I
the program He reported here armament for one of the most fa- the battle of Santa Cruz that the in off Efate, their poker game
in
from NAS Ottumwa Iowa, wherehe mous fighter squadrons ever to be tinguished. Badly injured a great warship was hit by a Jap getting gradually less spirited
formed. crash at Midway Island while try-
was fire marshal! C. M. Root, i It's the one you read bomb. During this battle, the skip-
I until the middle of
about in Life, not so long ing to intercept the Jap planeswhich It was!! not
a signer of fire fighting equipment I ago- attacked Pearl Harbor, Bal- per of the ship, Capt. T. L. Gatch their third month of waiting that
the which downed 154
will be the chief instructor.He one Jap was injured by shrapnel. "We putin
planes over Rabaul aJone! That'swhat tusnik was flown off the island. I they were picked up. By now
is a research engineer in the I II for repairs, Chief Hope stated Ht-n-
his after
makes it Recovering from injuries things were very secure on
Bureau of Aeronautics and was!I satisfactory duty'The I three months' hospitalization' he "But Captain I Gatch, though I derson Field and new and bigger

sent here___ bv the_ bureau. I.his_ maintenance toughest duty Sutton had and was given one of the most difficult wounded, in the neck, refused to I campaigns were being planned.
crew were "
the beachhead and unique assignments of the leave the ship. Capt. Gatch now is For this reason, Robertson and his
Jobs. Actually, theyweren't
of the war. a rear admiral and is Judge Advo- II taken all the tack
Inside The moved in until the Seabees early part crew were way
,
General of
cate the Navy.
I to the States to "Re-form" into
had built an airstrip, but generally -
Next for X the
WAVES Barracks] Battleship came Marshalls
this got them in Just after the fierce sea engagement off Guad- ; new squadrons for the
By (i. I. Xnnner Army and Marine boys had moved invasion. Robertson was in the
alcanal in which the South
Dakota
For the benefit of those who are i forward enough to secure only a I was credited with sinking at least j thick that campaign of things until from Saipan the first was of
curious as to what goes on in small segment of the island, and
three
Jap warships in one night.
I firmly secured. He is here for further -
Banacks 54
: leaving the well within
runways
One of the ships was listed
enemy
when he
instruction, that
Now if you should wander enemy artillery fire. "It's when so
as either a heavy cruiser or a I
through the barracks at about 1600 i you get the business from Jap big I battleship. returns to the Pacific he will have

you would find that the girls are guns and planes at the same time I the word on new aviation armament -
I Hope had his closest call on this I
with which he hopes to help
"
hurriedly coming home from their I that you begin to sweat in earnest, action. "Shells from Jap warshipswere

day's work: you know they have to I says Lieut. Sutton. The three com- I, hitting all around us," he plaster Tokyo itself.

catch that hour of shut-eye before mendations Sutton's outfit receivedfor declared. "A 14-incher hit the armored Robertson hails from Reidsville,
chow, as they have those heavy servicing planes under fire deck just above my battle N. C. He has seen duty on five

dates to keep. So everyone is quiet seem minor by comparison with a ,r I station, but no one in our crew different carriers, including: the

fcf course (we wished). I the vengeance the squadron I was injured. The Jap forces were I Wasp and the Saratoga. He' also
Sculli each of the served of our small escort'
The other day Frances I wrought following Jap superior in number but we came on one
caused a little disturbance due to raids and shellings. In a fighter out on top." carriers, but he's hoping he'll\ draw

the fact that she was in such a squadron none of the ordnancecrew Hope started his tour on the : one of the new super-CV's!! when

hurry to catch her much neededfleep. fly but they get plenty of warship as a PhM2c and returnedto i he goes back. "I want to be in on

that she forgot to finish her 'bangs out of checking and load 'iLt the States 27 months later as a the Sunday punch. From what I

coke; and so consequently Sculli ing the guns for pilots who like chief. "I miss the ship" Hope said, hear, those babies can unleash a

spent that happy hour in the laundry I to fight and the gang Sutton's : I "But it is nice to be back in the swarm of planes powerful enoughto
room. And speaking! of the group worked with enjoyed giving: (jg) John Baltusnik States after being away so long." rip up a whole city. That's for

laundry room, if you should ever the Japs a working over. Sutton Aviation Radiomen were sorely Hope, who hails from Alabama, me!"
1 needed for the fleet, so Baltusnik I
lit looking for Ann Boggs or Naomi pointed out that the pilots seldom I was ordered to set up a school in has been in the Navy seven years
their ordnancemen
find them fail to congratulate -
Wattsell. I
can
you j and previously served aboard the
which train at Pearl Har
there also. While Wattsell is sit when they've had good hunt- bor. Baltusnik to men is intensely proud USS Maryland and the USS Harris. Marine Handball Team
ting on the deck and is busily\ engaged i ing. It's the teamwork betweenthe .
his
in washing her clothes Ann ground: and air crews that is of the men he graduated from -\rii- I Seeking CompetitionThe
school. For example, he graduated
be found there also, gossipingover getting the job in the Pacific done
can
15 men on the Saturday before the "While our men at battle stations crack handball team (01
the latest; well anyhow so well. island is finally clearedof Battle of Midway, rating them are doing more than their I Training Squadron One is locking -

gossiping. When an chow ARM3c, and the very next day share in fighting the enemy it is for more fertile field te
Next you come upon the wash Japs, the duty and the these 15 new radiomen-gunners an inspiration to know that they 'conquer and has issued a challenge -

Ifnch. where you will find that .s gets better. The crews now checksand havea took part in the great show That are eager to do even more by put- to any station handball)

many girls are on top of it as I chance for complete gun : they did not let their instructor ting their dollars to work againstthat teams for a game or series of
there are along side of it, due to : overhaul Jobs for which time down is testified to by the fact enemy and by insisting on the games.

the fact that It'. so high that the could not,. be spared with the enemy that six of them won the DFC. and privilege of buying War Bonds. Any team inclined to provide

girls! find it rather difficult to do I' occupying the same Island. just a week after making their This timely investment will provea Squadron One with a little competition -
their washing with their arms up Most fellows go souvenir hunting, third class rate had been advanced valuable economic cushion that can do so by contacting

ever their heads; of course thebuckets even try riding around in captured to ARMlc! Several of these early will make doubly safe! the transition Pvt. Leo Slor marine turn

could be put on the deck. I mobile equipment. Generally, tho', graduates are now with Baltusnikas from war to 8ce.-" Secretary aptain at Bks 18.

Now if you turn to the ironing I these breathing spells are of short instructors In the ARM School James Forrestal.! ------ --
boards, you will find that Bertie duration. Soon it's time for the here at NATTC.

C Zeimer has an awful time gettingher squadron to move up. "If you're Prior to being assignee to snore SK-V Students Versatile

clothes ironed; I don't just I. with fighters the chances! are you duty, Baltusnik served on Admiral

know why, but for some reason won't" be too far away from the Mark Mitscher's staff during the .. ., '''' .fiy, ".
Bertie says, "It never falls that big shows" says Lt. Sutton. He : Solomons campaign. Next to aviation f .' Jf

when I'm ironing, the fuse has to I ought to know, because the plane duty, Baltusnik liked the submarine +r
burn out." Then Bertie can be :his men serviced have made avi service best. He recently r '

found chasing back and forth from ation history. learned that the submarine on } {J "' .,
j ;
,__,_,.__. :._ served for several ,' ""
I one socket to another until one I which he'd years .''",t'i"< >M,<<:,$ "
has been sunk by the Japs, but t '," !
can be found that works. But Ber- NATTC GRID STAl'DINGSI t. :
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' of the most distin- fE
only after one 1
tie doesn't let it get her down. She .
j' remembers that little phrase! in the I Teom W. I... Scored lWIi guished careers in the whole sub-
AEM 2 0 31 6 marine fleet. Even though he
the long .
do '
Navy, "you everything M. A. D. 1 1 31 7Shlr' wasn't aboard her during combat.
way around and on the double. Co. 1 1 33 20 I (
,I If you ever see a colony of kittens ARM-AOM C 2 7 37The he is none the less very proud of +
around WAVES barracks 54, her record.
,: will know that M.A.A. Llnsays Individual Scorers 1l k_ r. / .
you TO. FAT, Tot.R :
Namf'-Tf'lIm
Week-End Grid :Menu
is close by. I've heard of the catgetting Coulter "EM 3 JF I..
your tongue, but in Linanys' Trash, AR I 1 'i 7McFadden .
case the cat got her voice, AElot 1 1 7 Friday 1730, M. A. D. %!%. ,
Blown, MAD 1 1 7Polder. AIIM-AOM.
as she's been whispering for several AEM 1.. aScarpelll :
lays! now. It seems that the M.A.D. I SCurran (At flf'Jd't'.t of nkll 19).
M.A.D. ::
MA.A. shack has become: a home MAINSIDK I
1.. F '
for wayward kittens. McGowan, SC 1 Saturday. 1600) Ail-Station.
The great struggle in our aim Blskelcy/ SC .. .i ::1 1"II..r"Ilaml Navy at Mason

to have all girls become swimmers Field
has begun, and the following girls Navy War Bond program: IN TOWN
Burke, merits the thoughtful consideration
have passed the "D" test: -'
Coburn, Hatfleld, Larsen, Lewis, of all hands. It not only pro Tonight, 2000, K b't JU I** .
Btober Waldrop, Walle. Zanner, vides for every officer and man a High vs. Orlando at Jacksonville -
aside ]\Iunldlaltadlum.. Student at the Aviation Storekeeper's School In addition to getting -
Herndon, Schindler, while King, convenient means of laying with thousands of airplane. also fo
the future but Friday 2000, Andrew Jacksonof well acquainted part; must *
fund for ,
Anderson Pratt, a savings
*, Colley, Petterson, furnishes an opportunity to make Jacksonville. vs. Jackson of familiar with numeroiM other kinds of equipment. Here a group ottitiidentfi .
.
of the
survivors
, Bcott, are proud additional contribution to the Miami at Stadium are receiving Instruction on nomenclature and use of. oxygeneyuipmenL
"C" test, and Lamont is the only an
survivor of the "B" test war."-Admiral R E. Jngera








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Twelve NATTC JAX AIR NEWS SECTION 12 October, 1944

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Bill \\'lL'>On

Had a short Monday morning ,,'

quarterback discussion, between ee ,
Line Coach P. A. Bellani and '
Backfield Coach C. C. Ilaliski oj :
the Marine Raiders, after losing a S k .
close one to the AEM footballerby 9
Hall and farewell! With the detachment
a score of 7 to 6.
,q. of Murray Garvin, ARM2c
These are some of the outstand the Jax Air News bids farewellto
ing men in last Friday's game, ,4 its favorite comic character, the
Left Halfback N. B. Scarpelli, with one and only Bulkhead.
his beautiful kicking:, passing and Garvin's brainchild made his initial .
running. He made the first touch- bow in the NATTC sectionof i
down on an off-tackle play scoot- the Air News with the Issue of :

ing 25 yards to pay dirt. Scarpell: 2 March, 1944, and during the
had four years of high school and R..a seven months since then has ex.

one year of college ball under his perienced no end of frustration,
belt before entering the Corps anguish and adventure. "
Fullback II. P. Uoslnskl looked Bulkhead's difficulties in remembering -

good on defense, making tacklesall the disciplinary regulations, .
afternoon. He showed plentyof his alarming informality with his
fight on off-tackle runs, pick officers and the dilemmas in whiclif) ,
ing up plenty of yards for the he became entangled soon estabfl '
Marines. lished him as N A TTa's most pop.
Right Tackle A. A. Kouri was ular sailor. We'll miss him. We'll

the real spark plug for the Raiders miss his creator, too. Garvin, who
line, breaking up play after play did both the drawings and the gags ,
m the Navy's backfield Kouri for Bulkhead, is a talented New-
played four years at high school Yorker who should go seriouslyInto
and one year at the University of cartooning when he resumes ;
New Mexico. Coach Bellani claims civilian life. '
he Is one of the best line-men he I Quarterback II. 1*, Coulter of AEM prepares to toss a lateral In this excellent action photo of the Until then, however, he Is an ,
has seen in a coon's age. Wildcat-Marine game last week. At left Is Tailback WestphaL Charging Coulter is! Marine Tackle Mutely Aviation Radioman first and J ::
E. W. G. Dias played a dashing No. 33. AEM won, 7 to 6. foremost, and a very good one.We .
I
look forward to seeing the :
game at right end, snagging passes -
for good gains. Dias played for AEM Gridders Grab Lead Sis-Boom-Bah some Garvin equally signature fabulous bob character up under ;, y
the University of San Franciscoand ; .
In one of the weekly magazinescome ,
one year for the grand old the end of the war. We'll t.
man A. A. Stagg at the Collegeof
,
Inter-Station Game SlatedThe get a special kick out of this- 'iI
Pacific, on his wonder team, the '
but, in the meantime, we'll miss! [
year they were only beaten by the combined AEM and Ship's Company Football team d t the weekly appearance) of the 1

powerful California University 7 to 6. of Southern will represent NATTC in a game with the Mayport Naval whacky little guy, Bulkhead! ;

Station Friday starting at 2000 at Fletcher Field Jack- .i
;
Fullback J. S. Aversano made From whence the breeze. That ,
substantial gains through the cen- sonville Beach. The game slated today between the two gale coming out of the new Physical ,.
ter of the line during the first half NATTC Clubs has been postponed.The Training building is not actually "

of the game. And why shouldn't other two members of the an attempt to achieve per..
he? He Just became the proud league, the ARM-AOM Radio- in the third the Radio-waves petual motion. It's Hal Abbott, :: .:'S! .
father of a bambino last week. waves and M. A. D Raiders, tangle caught fire. They drove from their erstwhile editor of the NATTC's .
? .
These are some of the men who tomororw. Both games will startat ,35 to the Salts' 21, where a pass Soft Ball section, and picker of
made it possible for the team to 1715 at the football field west of interception halted the march. Buta AU Star teams batting the breeze. .
click as well as it did: M. F. Sul- Bks 19. cou.le of plays later the Radio- lIe's Just back from a Jaunt to Hollywood .' .

livan played a bang-up game at In last week's clashes, AEM waves retaliated by nabbing a SC and so full of tall facts
left guard and A H. Schmoyer did grabbed the lead by defeating the pass on the 30. Fullback Trom- that he's got his steam up. \

likewise at right guard. G. L. Marines, 7 to 6, in an exciting, pone smashed to the 10, and three "You Jerks Just know from nothing i .'
Welch did a splendid Job at center well-played contest, and Ship's plays later, with the ball on the about the meaning of the word "}
while tackles R. E. Mayes and Company took a 13 to 7 thriller five, Thrash tore around right end fabulous," spouts the still star. ;1 '
VV. G. Woodall were crashing from a vastly improved ARM. for the marker, and then dupli- : dazed Abbott. "My namesake of ;
through for tackles regularly. AOM eleven. cated this play to score the extra' the Abbott & Costello team, a guy Le.
Right end D. F. Bush snagged Both the Wildcats-and Salts point I used to work with in vaudeville, : r

passes that brought the crowd to came from behind to win. Late in Behind, 7 to 6, the Salts came Cheerleader Robert Hazen, CSp has now got a house the size of a ;;
its feet. the opening quarter of the Wild back with a clever running and (A) at the Recruit Center, goes hotel with a swimming pool only ", .
Into action at the AEMMarinegame slightly smaller than the Atlantic
cat-Raider struggle, Right Half passing attack that carried 40
Ocean but what will interest .
last week A you
polished
Tannenbaum of M. A. D. pouncedon yards to the ARM-AOM 15. A per. .
He'slI 0.1'Ier, 014 trenshldL4 AEM fumble on the 24 yard former, Hazen had the spectators guys is the dames ;you meet out
a 15-yard holding penalty set the "
In there
high vocal t
line. Left Half Scarpelli carried Salts back on their heels, and the gear. With this he stops momentarily, ,
twIce for a first down on the AEM Radio-waves took over on their 17. for and it".
groping an adjective bigger
I
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12, and two plays later he cut- A missed pass from center put the Completely wrecking the tearful better than terrific. As a matter of ..

:. fOur back over right tackle from five School team back on its one, from I tradition established by Frank fact, Hal really worked himself rout

yards out for the initial touch- where it punted Helling gatheredthe Leahy, Coach Ed McKeever of a deal. Taking a draft of men
down. Fullback Brown's placekickwas boot on mIdfield, raced to the to the coast enabled Hal to run in
wide, giving the Marines a 35 and being trapped there, later- Notre Dame has this to say about on several of his friends from show

6-0 halftime advantage.The ailed to Halfback Billingsley. who Halfback Bob Kelly: "If there is a business including an ex-lnofer
Wildcats, sparked by Quar- ran to the 14. Fullback McGowanripped better running and kicking backIn named George Raft. Raft took Abbott
Coulter back
terback R. came
into the line, and on the for the twenty-five cent tour
the country I'd like to know
,
strong in the third period. Coulter fourth play, went over from the of the night spots, winding up with i--
returned a Marine punt 25 one. Blakeley made his kick good who he is. a visit to the Abbotts and the Cos. .
yards to the M. A. D. 37. Three this time. tellos.
plunges made it a first on the 26. forward wall.McGown ""'hen I worked on the same ,
In the final moments of the
and then Coulter got hot. He pickedup and Helling turned In bill with them a few years ago i
the hard Uadlo.wa'es
game, trying
nine around right end, and on had time .
they a tough digging r.:
sparkling performances in theSalts'
fair-haired boy, Herb John passed twIce, covering 40
the next play he circled left end
for their
the SC 35 but then backfield, along with Rager up enough room rent h
to
ston, has come back from his fur yards ,
on a beautiful Jaunt for the tying The other day they dug a cool
up
and Cote. End Layson and Guard
felling1 Intercepted a desperatetoss
lough, and all he can talk about )
end around
touchdown. On
an million and half and
and travelled 68 yards to KIrkland led the line play, which a bought '.-
is Chicago and the snow he saw in I '
play McFadden lunged over the Atlantic Steel Pier. .
City's They'are
ARM-AOM:: 1 as the ended. was considerably better than in
game
North Dakota. Speaking of Chi
double stripes for the vital extra filthy with the stuff-but filthy -
cago, he says, from the time he point. Despite the loss, the Radio-waves the opening game. !" For further details see
off till he boarded displayed tremendous Improve- There also was more noise and
got the train The Marines outplayed their opponents Abbott. Good man to know If
4 it again the people treated him in the last quarter, onetime ment over their showing in the spectator interest at the closely you're headed for the coast J
like a long lost friend. getting to the AEM 23, but opening game. Thrash proved him. fought contests. Robert Hazen,
He brought a friend back to the they were unable to muster enough self to be one of the best backsin CSpA( ), of the Recruit Center, Who stole whose ball? A noisy .
base with him (as above cartoon strength to put the ball over. Scar- the league, and he received con. wrung loud cheers from the packed post mortem of Flyers game with +/
shows). He claims it's from hear pelU was the big gun for the Raiders siderable help from Trompone, a bleachers, and the NATTStudent Florida was being held in the Pub.
ing too many political speeches, ably aided by Tannenbaumand newcomer. Cassidy, Tackle Carter Band musically added to the lic Relations Office, Just after
or could it be that Chicago hospi the ends, Curran and Dias. and Guard Pierce starred in the festivities. quarters the other day.

tality. carpelli's fine punting put AEMin Newly arrived Lieutenant Com
_l Ll .T-T--E X< r i- mander Robert F. asjla.
several holes. Left Half West- BULKHEAD Blythe, 4-
phal and Right Half Gollotte ant to Commander Walrath in "
Lt. Simpson Goes worked smoothly with Coulter, r:1": :;;;--7' -.. Technical Training, spoke to Lieut. )1
while the entire AEM line played. t .. ,. v !: 'ft? h i! :" > Marty Karow, whom he hadn't

To NAS Clinton good Vilet made ball. numerous Tackle Cline tackles.and End ,.' ., ,:>:< 2
>'l. .
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Lt. Cliff Simpson, popular with The hair-raising Ship's Com .. ,".", .N; :_ ( ::-><".' ; .<''',.'f-:. You're the guy who stole the ball /::.
1 the '> .. < \Y. Q.> w 4W"'J..1 ."c, from our tail-back in the Ohio ....
both enlisted men and officers dur- pany-Schools game kept ... ,;'- y ,. '
ing his 10 months at NATTC, left 2,000 spectators on the edge of I : : : : :;.tf kr q <> >. \ .i.N : State-Iowa game in 1926 to spoil ,
their scats. The Salts drove 80 oj ''' ): t.. our season. Haven't seen you sins '
earlier this week for NAS, Clin- > : ii I:: .1.: *," ] t-
.. ,
o: ....... "t" 'r"1' ;c that day-glad to see under .
yards for a touchdown the first "> you j.Page
ton, Okla., where he will be Ath- '
t
letic Officer. time they got the ball, overcame ...:... 't.1- < { $ Ai.t'1. ':'{t; pleasanter circumstances, Martyl"! S ;
Ii Ui,. J Blythe was a big name in Big Ten ;
the Radlo-wates' lead midway In ,' v';;$:": .. ; .; -
Lt. Simpson was in charge ofShip's <. football in the middle twenties. :
the final halted :
quarter, and then Company physical program a last minute drive by AliM- P" "" .. : } ">> ,J having played as a back for both "' .
here in his capacity as assistant AOM.: -Je .0,.< Northwestern and later Iowa, the 1's
'. '
athletic officer. Before coming to The Radio-waves took the open. : : > rules then permitting transfer of '
i
NATTC, he was head of the foot- ing kickoff and smashed from 0 ; athletes from one school to an. w ; .,'
ball at Del Monte l _
department other.
.
theIr 25 to the Salts' 10. A
own ... -
:. ''' '' II .
(Calif.) Pre-Flight School, and pass from Fullback Thrash to End t -' Marty Karow, as most of you '
assistant coach of the to"J. l. know, was an All-AmerIcan back
was power- Cassidy ate 35 of the 65 yards. :; :
ful 1013 team which won nine ... for Ohio State. Blythe and Karow .
The Salts stiffened at this point ':
lone loss. Before w ; played against each other in foot.
games against a and tossed the "Waves" back to l. .
entering the Navy, Lt. Simpsonwas -- ; ball, basketball and baseball, so
the 20, from where a field goal
a member of the coaching attempt failed. L ..' S'S ..... ,. '-" _. ., .J they've got a lot of contests to rehash .
.j when they get around to it. I '
staff at
team took
U.C.LA4 The Ship's Company \ ., f
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over on the 20 and went straight : VJJ '
Artie Shaw's new band, if and down the field for a counter. Hel- hiI:! JktLL"a"S'long : The Japs, in their biggest offensive r

when it does make its appearance, ling, speedy left half, did most of } ,q ..--- ; in China since 1938, are ,.,

will have no strings, according to the carrying, and Fullback Rager I\ < .... ,(. )' ... ,: '''. ,. .:. now using well over a half million ". '
,
the recently-discharged navy maes- plunged with final three yards. : "' ... ,,-'' '<-.jJ04',', men in their drive to capture ;
tro. Report is that Shaw will return Center Blakeley's place kick was : .. ,,,,.' ,, Kweilln. Success in this campaign ;

I to the stand with a standard blocked by Thrash. ._>>.-..t.:(.........."''.. .0' > ,'.._."... ." .'..,.'.''V.' >,>*.*.,,..,_". .,,<.,.... ::1t7r'::to">..'.. > would give them an unbroken over. ..t.! '..
group-elght brass five saxes and Neither eleven could get any. land supply route from Manchuria ., ..
a lour rhythm where in the second quarter, but j folks, I sure hate leaving this base! to Singapore. ..








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