FIELD NE WSVPAPER.
FORMER COW PASTURE SCENE
OF MANY RADICAL CHANGES
Col. Melvin B. Asp
Colonel Asp, Former
At Army Air Base
SThe 'growth of Drew Field, one
of the Army's newest air bases.
has. been a source of comment
imong both 'military and civilian
Siren. Yesterday a cow pasture,
almost overnight a modern flying
field, and school, humming with
activity. Such is the picture pre-
sented by Drew.
Its early history is uneventful.
A private landing field, the pro-
perty was acquired by the city
of Tampa in 1928 for the "pur-
pose of establishing a municipal
airport. At that time, Drew pre-
sented the dreary prospect of
damp marshy land,' stretches of
sand covered over with a sparse
growth of palmetto scrub.
Practically nothing was done to-
ward the development of the pro-
ject until January, 1941, the
United, States government took
over and plans were laid for the
militarization of the site. Only
then did the story of Drew Field
begin to -unfdld.
Lt., Henry M. Sallery, Engineer
Corps, was ordered from Mac-
Dill Field, December 1, 1940 to
supervise the preparation of the
abandoned field for military use.
.Under his supervision, administra-
tive buildings and barracks were
erected. January 16, 1941, Capt.
James C. Hardwick, Air Corps.
arrived, attached to 27th Air Base
Squadron and assigned to com-
mand of Base Detachment, Drew
Field. He was accompanied by
a force of thirty-one men, half
of whom were. detailed for guard
An extract from the official
Log Book gives the following in-
June 12, 1941-3rd Interceptor
Command arrives, Gen. Walter
H. Frailk. commanding.
June 28, 1941-Fire engine ar-
July 2, 1941-2nd Sig. Co., (OPN)
July 12,-1941-13th Tyansport
July 14, 1941-Hq. & Hq. Sq.,
3rd I. C., activated.
Special Orders No. 112, Mac-
)ill-'Field, dated May 7. 1941
,relieved Lt. Col. Melvin B. Asp
from" assignment with the, 44th
Bombardment Group (H) and re-
assigned him to Air Base etach-
men, Drew Field and designated
him as Commanding Officer of
the field, still a sub-station of
On Aulgust 18, of the same
year, ceremonies celebrating the
starting of work on the $663,700
runways, were held. An interesting
highlight of. the dedication was
the burial, by Col. Asp, of a'
SOfficers of Drew Field and their
families are invited to attend the
presentation ,of several acts from
Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey
'circus at the field Saturday even-
'ing. Doors will open at 7 o'clock.
Proceeds will go to the Army
paving brick each, from the cities
of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and
Clearwater, in the first few buc-
kets of concrete poured, thus
symbolizing the union of social
business and recreation interests
of those places with Drew Field.
The selection'of Col. Asp as
first coimander of the new in-
dependent field had its senti-
mental as well as military aspect. Commanding Drew Fiel,
Col. Asp is a native of Tampa,
having been graduated from Hills- Ari Field Boxers fi eirs$
borough High School. He began rew F Bo rs
his army career in 1916 which
necessitated his leaving the city. j| OVOS Cl
He .had been a frequent visitor
having flown in and out of the
old Drew Field many times. The
Colonel assisted at its dedication
as Municipal Flying Field in 1928.
He knew the field in the days
when John H. Drew, contractor
and real-estate operator, co-de-
veloper, 'with Hugh C. MacFar-
land, the cigar king of-West Tam-
pa and adjacent sections, first
bought the :land' and: turned a
subdivisoin intaria, private::lan'ding
field. The Col. is well known as
a designer of the Asplane, which
has been described as the first
stgccessful small plane. He has
been closely associated with avia-
tion allgiis life.
September 15, 1941, the field
became divorced from MacDill
and assumed the status of an
independent air base. Again re-
ferring to the Log we read:
December 7. 1941-War in Paci-
fic. War declared on Japan. War
declared on Germany and Italy.
.December 14, 1941-1700 enlisted
(Contiued on Page 3)
BRIIG.GEN. C. WASH ASSUMES
COMMAND OF INTERCEPTOR UNITS
Brig. Gen. Carlyle H. Wash,
Wednesday took over command of
,the 3d Interceptor Unit with
headquarters at Drew Field, suc-
ceeding to-the post left vacant by
Maj.- Gen. Clarence L. Tinker
when he was ordered to Hawaii.
-Since Gen. Tinker left for the
Pacific combat zone in December
shortly after the Pearl Harbor at-
tack, Lieut. Col. Charles W. Law-
rence, the command's executive
officer, has been in acting com-
mand of the Interceptor unit.
During part of 1941 he served
as a specialmilitary observer in
London for the U. S. Army.
As a second lieutenant in the
Cavalry he served with Gen. John
J. Pershing in the Mexican Bor-
der campaign of 1916. In August
1917, he transferred to the Air
Corps. He holds the rating of
command pilot and combat ob-
He was air attache to thi
American Embassy in Paris from
1922 through 1925.
Gen. Wash graduated from the
Air Service Engineering School
in 1921, the Air Corps Tactical
School in 1932 and the Command
and General Staff School in 1936.
CoL Asp Commands Field
Col. Melvin B. Asp remains at
his post at Drew Field as base
~l'eah S ws s
following year he was advance
The boys of the boxing team .ers at the rin,~eie the Fsi!r Amercina good-
officer on a Pan Amercina good-
at Drew Field flew down to Miami .fight was the most exciting and will flight around South America.
last week and knocked the Golden
last week and knocked the Golden thrlling seen by the fight fans. Col. Asp, the son of Mr. and
Gloves Tournament into a cocked Under the command of Lt. Mrs. A. N. Asp, \of Sarasota, was
SR. H. R. Risley, Director of born in Pueblb, Colorado, April
ST/ wo championships came back (Contiued on Page 3) (Contiued on Page 3)
to Drew Field under the belts
of Pat Patterson and Richard
Fusilier. Pat won from his opp-on- gE EFIT M W E tfR EI LISTED
ent in the bantam-weight class inBE FIT DA CE FOR ENLISTE
a fast three round bout. Fusilier,
with a handicap of two injure EN OF E FIEL BASE
fingers, won in the finals after
a tough three rounds. He hurt Famous Circus Performers
the fingers in a previous fight To Enliven Army Program
but insisted on going into the
final bout. Fuslier captured the Among the recreational events numi & Baily Circus, now in winter
hearts of the Mia.mi fight fan.% scheduled for the entertainment quarters in Sarasota, will be pre-
with his final fight. After being of the enlisted men of Drew Field sented during the evening for the
floored in the first round he during the week end, the Benefit entertainment of the soldiers and
came back to batter his opponent Dance on the program for Satur- their guests. This is a courtesy
into submission. According to writ- day Night is an outstanding fea- presented the personnel of Drew
ture. The dance will be preceded Field by the owners of this in-
Athletic Program by presentation of circus acts, en- ternationally know circus, made
V A r tire proceeds from this affair possible through the close personal
Varied At Dre will go to the Army Relief Fund, friendship existing, between the
S.l i'frs at Drew Field. who a funll which was created and famous circus family and Col.
are at.leticlly inchlinid u Il from which all disbursements are Melvin B. Asp, Commanding Of-
find iuich of interest in the made for the sole benefit of the ficer of the Army Air Base, Drew
athletic progtra.m for the coRn- rA!ief f needy widows and child- Field.
ing we-ks, according to L ren of the men who die in the Among the acts from .Ringling_
IL H. R. Riley, Ai C. Dirsc- military or naval service of the Brothers-Barnum & Baily Circus
t.:r of PhysiLea. training at United States. to be presented throughout the,
thit sta.clon. The committee arranging the evening will be lovely little Elly
Ther-e till be boxing and details for this event is composed Ardelty, one of the greatest head-
nvrestlin- mniatcuhs. Softbi,!., of Major Rex W. LeFevre, Major line trapeze acts in the world.
baseball, voliley ball, and Forest H. Munger, Capt. Rosco Although Miss Ardelty is a shy
tr.nch events will be among G. Conklin, Capt. Earle R. Smith, demure person she includes tricks
the fealtured sports. Chaplain: Wiiliam L. Clark, Chap- in her routine that few performers
'Eacli unit athletic officer, lain Arthur A. North, Lt. Clyde have tried to imitate. Massimil-
s-Aid Lt. Risley, in a ifate- C. Harris, Jr., Lt. Robert H. R. liano Truzzi, easily the world's
ment, "owes it to.limself and Risley. foremost juggler will perform al-
to his organization to see that Major LeFevre, chairman of the most unbelievable stun1', with
his teems are entered in the committee, states that a large electric light globes, flaming
meets." number of attractive young ladies torches and spinning plates. The
Lt. Rsley rgres thess.'of- from Tampa and vicinity will be Wallendas, known throughout the
ficers to get out their hard guests of Drew Field personnel entertainment world for their thrill-
ball teams an4 promises ia Saturday evening. Civilians may at- ing feats on the tight wire will
softball schedule by March 15. tend the dance as invited guests also lend their talents for the
Thi, cannot be done, he adds, of soldiers of the Field. crowd. Albert Powell, whose thrill-
unless all team entries are A touch of the carnival spirit ing aerial feats have won him
turned in to Base Athletic Ofi will be in evidence on this occasion international fame, will give a
ficer as soon as possible be- Several nationally famous acts startling exhibition.
fore that date. t from the Ringling Brothers-Bar- Doors will open :.t 7:00 o'clock.
TOL. I NO. I
MARCH 6, 1942
Colonel M. B. Asp
Was Once 'Dead'
SFor 15 Minutes
A veteran of 25 years in Uncle
Sam's flying service is Col. Mel-
vin B. Asp,. commanding officer
In point of service; Col. Asp,
who is a native Tampan, and who
graduated from the Hillsborough
High School in 1913, is one of
the oldest fliers now stationed
here. He won his wings at Kelly
Field, Texas, May 13, 1918, the
same date he was commissioned a
Col. Asp was promoted to the
8. rank of First Lieutenant on June
20, 1920, at Ellington Field, Texas;
Captain July 1. 1932, at Maxwell
Field, Montgomery, Alabama;'
Major September 1, 1939, at Lang-
ley Field, Va., and to Lieutenant
Colonel on February 1, 1941, at
MacDill Field, -Fla. On January
5, 1942, he was promoted to the
rank of Colonel "while serving as
Commanding Officer, Army Air
Base, Drew Field.
In 1925, while in Panama, the
Colonel was involved in a col-
lision in mid-air and was official-
ly dead for fifteen minutes. -The
fo~llow n- ...l Ap -n nnnn,
'i-TW FI- ECUOE F~lkkY MA- Rf-J 6, 1948~I~~-- ~~ -- ----.
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Maybe it's the food, we don't
'know, but the Sergeants in the
mess hall for the headquarters
and headquarters squadrons of
the Air Base Group and the Air
!Base Detachment, Drew Field
seem to have hit the jackpot in
the 'blessed event' department.
I Last week staff sergeant Seth
S. Robinson became the proud
father of a six pound, nine
ounce girl. The mother has named
the little beauty Sylvia Ann and
the sergeant says she is not large
but she surely is loud.
* Not to be outdone staff sergeant
Jamees W. Lee this week annoupcc-
ed to the men that he was a
father. It's a boy, named
Junior, and the mother and son
are doing nicely.
Drew Cagers Take
City League Match
In a game with thrills, chills
and spills, the Drew Field team
scuttled the Third Bomber Com-
mand of MacDill Thursday to
win the City League Championship.
On a court slippery as ice,
the Drew agregation chalked up
New Hl*'s Looking
For Moth Balls,
Pvt. Alfred Wertz, 327th Material'
Squadron, believes he is the origi-
nal 'tough luck' kid.
Wertz had his family ship his
civies down to him last week.
He then pulled K.P. for d week
and did not have a chance to
wear them. Saturday night was
his last night of K.P. but Satur-
day was the day all soldiers
were ordered to wear their uni-
forms at all times. *, 't9,.
- Pvt. Wertz wants to know if any
one knows a civilian about six
feet tall that needs clothing .
What's 40 Minutes
Four men from the weather
squadron at rew Field decided
,to play a round of golf recently.
The weather looked threatening
so they consulted their charts,
maps and other data. A careful
check of the wind velocity was
followed by a confab. The general
opinion was that they could en-
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Opportunity To Men
Our rapidly expanding army has
just announced a program for
'training 75,000 new officers during
the coming year. These men will
all be drawn from the ranks for
-specialized training and successful
candidates will be commissioned
as second lieutenants in the army
of the United States. The restric-
tions have been lowered so that
after three months service any
soldier from 18 to 45 can apply
for this training. It is entirely
possible that a selectee can be-
come an officer within six months
after his induction.
These leaders of tomorrow have
an important mission and a special
rust. They will be selected pri-
marily for outstanding qualifica-
tions and qualities of leadership.
nTduction as a private is merely
the first step toward becoming
The exceptional opportunity of-
this program will be explained in
detail in a broadcast by the
Honorable John J. McCloy, Assis-
tant Secretary of War, over the
Columbia Broadcasting System on
Tu,,pdayv March 3rdt The time
joy an afternoon of eal ullu IULIUn Y- .. 1 -
a score of 44 to 28 to come in oy an erahours ler tey is 10:15 p.m. E. S. T.
as the number one team i pleasure. Sevealhours later they It is requested that announce
the League. r turned to their barracks drip- t i broadcast be featured
The game was enlivened by ping wet., on oblletin boards, etc. in all
on bulletin boards, etc.j in all
many exciting moments as the When kidded by some of the schools in order that young men
boys from Drew came from behind other men one of them remarked who may soon be in the army
to show their strength in team- "Well, we figured it would start may learn of their opportunity
play to win the last game of the raining at six-thirty and we for rapid advancement in the
series. only missed it forty minutes. service of their nation.
Drew Field has won eleven and
lost eight of the City League
games this season. They played In Addition To Softball Teams
a total of twenty-one games with
a record of 14 wins and eight
losses. Recently the team was
runner-up in the tournament at
The MacDill cagers led at
half-time, the scoring being 18-17,
but the superior strength of the
Air Base boys showed during the
second half when they piled up
a winning margin of 18 points.
Spencer led the losers, to score
the top number of points while
Hamstrom paced the champions
with the top individual score.
Tonight the winners will be
entertained at a banquet at Rubin's
Spanish Restaurant in celebration
of their laurels.
Latin Carnival To
Entertain Men *
Tuesday and Wednesday nights,
March 10-11, have been set aside
by the 14th Latin Carnival for
the entertainment of all service
men and all soldiers and sailors
in uniform will be admitted free.
Service men are invited to at-
tend the exercises to be held, at
Rey Park between the hours of
8-11 on Tuesday and Wednesday
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His Other Duties
Pvt. Alex Markowitz, Drew Field
fells that the United States Army
really wants him to work. A let-
ter from the Army, forwarded
to him at Drew Field from his
home in New York city, requests
Markowitz to sit on the local
draft board to interview selectees.
Pvt. Markowitz has been in the
Army for over five months and
states that service on the said
draft board would necessarily be
"in addition to his other duties.'
On Program For
Col. Melvin B. Asp, Drew Field
Commander received information
today that two additional acts
from Ringling Brothers-Barnum
& Bailey Circus will be presented
at the enlisted men's dance Sat-
urday evening giving those who
attend the privilege of enjoying
six internationally famous acts
from this circus.
The additional acts include the
High Perch act of the Dovisos,
aerial artists who accomplished un-
believable balancing feats, nd
such popular clowns as Paul Je-
rome, Lew Jacobs, Paul Jerome
Lew Jacobs, Paul Jung and the
Singing midget, Paul Korompo.
The new War Time has written
some queer entries in the Pan-
American schedule between Miami
and Havana. The schedule calls
for Miami departure at 9 o'clock
with arrival in Havana 30 minutes
and 226 miles later. The return
trip leaves Havana at 10 o'clock
and arrives in Miami at 12:30, a
21/-hour trip. Actually the trip
takes 1%/ hours each way.
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The 13th Transport Squadron
Softballers opened their season
with a 10-8 decision over a strong
3rd Air Force Base Command team
in a game that was played on the
The Base Command took an
.early lead as a result o a few
walks nd a costly error, but finish-
ed strong in the latter frames to
Goodwin hurled the opening
frames for the 13th and was
received by Jacobson in the 4th,
who finished. Whitehead who
homered with the bases loaded
led the batting. MacEven batted
highest for the losers.
The team looked very impres-
sive in its initial start and ndica-
tions point to the team having
a very successful season.
The two teams will meet in
the near future,
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Du0ew Boxers Win
(Continued from Page 1)
Physical Training, the group of:
fighters with the Medical Officer
Lt. M. L. Malins, and the trainer
'Harold Ovis. left Drew Field last
Wednesday and returned Saturday
afternoon. Lt. Risley and his
crew certainly deserve the congra-
tulatians of the personnel of Drew
Field for their splendid showing
Miamians and sports fans show-
.ered the boys with attention after
the fights. Eating at the best
cafes, visiting the dog races and
swimming were among the plea-
sures enjoyed by the group.
Runners up in the fights in-
cluded Forrest Fisher who lost
to the fighter who had won
the last two years. He was lucky
this year for Forrest gave him
a hectic time of it. Max Pixley
lost to a sailor from the Mari-
time school in a decision fight
which could have been called
either way. Also in the group
were Albert 'Bucky' Kent, John
DeLee, Frank Falvery and Lin-
The winners of the Miami fights
are now eligible to go to New
York on March 14th for the
East Coast Championship fights
Go get 'em boys!
Pat Patterson, Drew Field ban-
tamweight. who won his spurs in
-the Golden Gloves tournament in
Miami last week, will leave on
the 14th for New York where he
will enter the Golden Gloves
tournament for the amateur
championship of the Eastern
Since coming to Drew Field,
Patterson has fought six bouts,
winning five and losing only one
Patterson lost little time in dis-
posing of his opponent in the
finals of the Miami tournament.
flooring him four times in the
first round of the scheduled three
The, Base Library, Drew Field,
will be open from 1:00 to 9:00
p. m. daily, including Sunday, it
was announced by Captain Earle
R. Smith, A. C.. Base Librarian.
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A& PMakes odier lappy
Private William L. Aiken, Head-;..
-ceptor Command, Drew Field, is Soldier Adopted
the envy of his buddies. In fact By Indian Tri. e
Private Aiken is one of the hap-
piest men in Uncle Sam's army.
Recently his former employer.
the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.
informed Private Aiken thai
they would pay him a percentage
of his monthly salary while he
is in the armed forces.
On the first of every month
now Aiken not only receives his
pay from the army but also'looks
forward to 'mail call' and his
check from his former employer.
To maks life easier the company
has also promised to continue the
premium on his group insurance
and to pay the premiums on his
additional life insurance.
Col Asp Prominent
(Continued from Page 1)
18, 1893.. He came to Tampa to
live in 1907.
Joining the United States Army
at Minneapolis,- Minnesota, on the
18th of June, 1916, the Colonel
was transferred to- the Air Corps
shortly afterward. Before enter-
ing the army he had attended
the University of Minnesota. In
1939, le graduated from the Air
Tactical School at Maxwell Field,
Ala. An interesting bit of infor-
mation regarding the Colonel is
the fact that he designed the first
successful light plane, the Asp-
lane, which he flew from Elling-
ton Field to Kelly Field, Texas
on its initial flight.
Since entering the service, the
Colonel has been stationed on the
Mexican border, 1916-1917;. Fort
Selling, Minn., 1917; University
of Illinois, 1917-18; Kelly Field,
Texas, 1918-1919; Ellington Field,
Texas, 1919-1923; Mitchell Field,
L. I. 1923; Panama Canal, 1923-
1927; Dayton Ohio, 1927-1932;
Maxwell Field, Ala., 1932-1935;
Langley Field, Va., 1935-1940;
Tampa Army' Air Base 1940-1942;
and Commanding Officer, Army
Air Base, Drew Field, which post
he now holds.
The Colonel's favorite hobbies
are wood-working, boat building,
fishing and motion picture photo-
graphy. He is also an ardent
Drew- Field Grows
(Continued front Page 1)
men arrive from Camp Wheeler,
(3 train loads).
December 15, 1941-15 officers
arrive for command A.W.T.C.
December 31, 1941-Lt. Col. Rich-
ard Gimble assgd. command of
Sig. A.W. units.
Captain Hardwick and Lt. Sal-
lery were promoted to the grades
of Major and Captain, respectively,
in October. 1941. Major Hardwick
as continued in command 'of the
In January, this year, 'Lt. Col.
Asp became a full Colonel. About
the same time Drew Field be-
came a school center for the
Air Warning Service. And so
the growth continues. An active
future is envisioned for this lusty
youngster among Uncle Sam's mili-
Cincinnati Reds To
Lieutenant Stephen C. O'Con-
nell, Physical Director, 3rd Air
Force, informs Drew Field Echoes
that the Cincinnati Reds have
ordered a number of bats and ten
dozen baseballs for presentation
to the service men of the Tampa
This thoughtfulness on the part
of the Reds is greatly appreciated
by the soldiers of Drew Field.
2600 Tampa St.
Here's the longest name at
. Drew Field. It's Wa-be-ohe-ke-
Sme-se-ge-was and the Indian
Translation means Great White
Medicine Bird That Flies Above In
The Heavens, or just plain White
Pvt. Bob Johnson is the man
who struggles around under the
weight of the monicker but the
name is honorary. Pontiac, war
chief of the Sac and Fox tribes
of the Ottowas, gave Pvt. John-
son the name when he made
Johnson' a present of a trade
tomahawk that is over a hundred
SJohnson was a student of In-
dian lore before joining the
Armed Forces. The morale tent
for the Headquarters and Head-
quarters Squadron of the 503rd is
lined with ceremonial objects and
native Indian clothing. A few of
:the costumes are authentic re-
productions but Bob has over
fifteen hundred dollars worth of
real American Indian 'handicraft
in the tint. If the men only had
a squaw with them the interior
would look like an Indian chief's
Johnson, by adoption,- a mem-
ber of the Eagle Clan of the
Ottowas, invites any of the men
at Drew to come down and have
a look at his collection. As he
says in Indian. "Nah hau yah,
"kodah," which means, "Welcome
Signal Group Loses
Capt. William W. Deady, who
has been Company Commander
Ist Signal Reporting Co., since
the Company has been formed, is
leaving. We "feel lost,, as all of
us, officers and men, have learned
to count on him. His cheery
good morning, his Yankee effic-
iency, all of his actions through
the day to his evening farewell
make us love him.
Capt. Beverly C. Caldwell of
Texas is replacing Capt. Deady.
Though he has just taken over,
he has already won the respect
'and admiration of his men.
Lt. Rufus T. Dunlap, too, has
'left the company. He is remem-
bered as the soft-spoken but
stern South Carolinian.
Our Company Pet, Pvt. William
J. C. Reinhardt, of Valley Forge,
Pa., has also left us. His gay
chatter and "willing-to-work"
manner are greatly missed.
The "Section 8" bunch, as they
call themselves, of the old 530th
have moved in on us en-mass
and have everything well in hand.
The "Little Corporal," Steven
Nevada has gone. Who will get
us out -of our beds in time to
make Reveille? His efficiency and
urgent manner were quite a help
to' the administrative group.
DREW CAGTRS TO BROADCAST
Members of Drew Field's cham-
pion basketball team will appear
in a special radio broadcast Sat-
urday afternoon from 6:30 to 6:45
over WDAE, w-ith Sol Fleishchlman
host and announcer.
Following the broadcast the
team will enjoy a banquet served
at one of the prominent Tampa
Good Food At Reasonable Prices
OPEN ALL NIGHT
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Same Location Since 1907
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Plumbing Heating Rephirs
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3807 Florida Ave.
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Souvenir Post Cards
12 Beautiful Subjects in color
Hand made in oil paint
at nearly all Gift Shops
Made exclusively by
Bowman Studios Tampa, Fla.
Frank E. James
Hillsboro and Florida Ave.
Phone S-7530 "
":; p120 Florida Ave. Ri
Ifrs. Eva Cadden
Chicken Steafk Chops
Home1Made Pies Good Coffee
2724 Fla Ave. Phone AM-63-624
S. CORP. ..
205 Tampa St. i
T. O. Busbee :
Overhead Door Company
Chain Lhik Fence
202 E. Cayuga St.
Phone S-7183 Tampa, Fla
S. Dry Cleaners.,
2023 E. Broadway Avd
Fuel Oils, Burners
& Oil Burners
616 Twiggs St.
3419 & 3429
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PAE4DE IL COSFIAJIEI ,14
Transport SquadronoDrew Field Offers
Holds Rating Party New Radio Program
On February 23rd the 13th
Transport Squadron had a party
at the American Club. The party
was given by the older men and
newly promoted Non-Commis-
sioned officers. Beer was presented
by the men who had received a
eating increase. The music was
'furnished by "old man juke box".
The party was a great success.
Sgt. D. K. Howells passed "the
examination for flying Cadet, and
was sent to flying school February
24. We know Sgt. Howells will be
missed in the Orderly Room for
he has been there since the 13th
was. formed back at Patterson
Field. We all wish you good luck
"Buryhead". Sgt. Howells is the
fifth man from the 13th to go to
flying school. The others were:
Corp. T. O. Mann, Corp. R. F.
Bladell, and Corp. C. M. Smith.
Many others of the 13th have pas-
sed their physical examinations
and have their applications in for
The 13th is proud to have had
Sgt. Fred J. Wolf as one of its
Non-Coms. Sgt. Wolf is now at-
tending flying school at Ellington
Field, Texas where he is learning
to fly twin engine aircraft. He
was in the first class of flying
Sergeants to be sent to school
ahd will be graduated in about
two weeks. Upon graduation he
will be qualified pilot of twin
engine planes. We hope that Sgt.
Wolf will be returned to this
Corp. Henry N. Hanson passed
the requirements for Signal Corps
Officers Candidate, Schdol and left
February 28 to attend school at
Fort Monmouth. New Jersey. Corp.
Hanson is from Mount Vernon,
N. Y., he attended Cornell Uni-
versity and is a member of
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He
was well liked and all of the 13th
'wish him the .best of luck. Judging
by the crowd of men who listened
to his "bunkl" we think he will
be greatly missed.
ATTENTION BALL PLAYERS
All menll of Drew Field inter-
ested in baseball are requested
to meet Lt. R.' H. R. Risley,
Physical director, at the Athletic
Tent, near the Chapel tent Mon-
day afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
Lopez and LLano
1402 19th 'St.
Sgt. Kenyon Linn
"Drew Field Presents," heard
nine -times weekly over Tampa
-and St. Petersburg radio stations
heralds the opening of the radio
programs produced by soldiers
Under the direction of Sergeant
Linn, member of the Public Re-
lations Staff at Drew. these pro-
grams, from the soft restful poet
soldier heard over W D A E to
the fast variety each Friday even-
over W F L A are the efforts
- Each Friday evening from nine
'til nine-thirty a variety show of
soldier talent is broadcast over
W F L A. With a cnorus back-
ground of soldier voices the show
brings solos from accomplished
pianists, songs of fighting men
and popular tunes from trained
singers, instrumental solos and a
bit of nonsense by the Irrational
Every week-day morning from
seven until seven-thirty Sergeant
Linn is heard over W F L A.
This early morning program, origi-
nating especially for the men at
Drew Field, in a variety of music
with many references to the time
so the soldiers may listen to
music and at the same time not
miss the call to 'Fall Out.'
The Soldier Poet, originating in
the studios of W D A E each
Thursday evening from eight 'til
eight-fifteen brings readings with
a ..delightful dreamy organ back-
Sergeant Linn capably directs
all radio programs. The sergeant
came into the army with over
twelve years experience in radio
and has been connected with both
N.B.C. and C.B.S. national net-
works. Any man at Drew who
wishes to be heard over the air
is asked to contact Sgt. Linn at
the Public Relations Office
"Come unto me all ye that labor
and are heavy laden, and I will
give you' rest." Matthew 11:28.
,A little rest in the house of the
Lord on Sunday morning, after
a hard week of work, is good
for the soul.
The increase in Chapel atten-
,dance is very gratifying. We are
,happy that so many men are
attending the Services, and would
be happier still if more would
come. Below is a schedule of
Convoys are sent to the two
Synagogues in Tampa, when there
are men who desire to go.
Tuesday nights at 7:30 the
Jewish Service is held on the
field in the Base Chapel Tent
by Rabbi David L. Zielonka.
Chaplain Arthur A. North
MASS 7:30 and 8:30 A. M.
Confessions proceeds -each Mass
MASS Every morning at 6:10
Wednesday night a convoy will
leave the Motor Pool each Wed-
nesday night for Lenten Devotions
at the Sacred Heart Church.
Chaplain William L. Clark
Sunday School _--_- 10:30 A.M.
Preaching 11:00 A.M.
Morning Devotion every morning
Wednesday night-Bible \study
Prayer and Song Service.
ALL SERVICES HELD IN
BASE CHAPEL TENT
At present there are two Chap-
lains on the post. They spend much
of their time out on the field
visiting the officers and men. Most
all times, however, one of them
may be found in the office, which
is next to the Base Chapel Tent.
You are invited to come by any-
time. They are always willing and
ready to help you in any way
Here's One For
The Story Book
Captain Henry G. Silleck, Drew
Field believes Thursday, February
26th is his unlucky day. And right-
The Captain, a senior pilot in
the Air Corps, has flown over
2500 hours. He has flown twin-
motored bombers. the fast pur-
suit planes of the Air Corps, in
fact just about.everything that
Recently he took a Aricobra a-
loft for a test flight. The plane
had been on the ground for nearly
a year and the Captain took it
up for a test. The plane caught
fire. The Captain brought it to
earth,, made a belly landing, and
stepped out without a scratch.
Thursday evening the Captain
had 'a puncture in his automobile
tire. While the repairman was
changing the tire the Captain
reached under the wheel to see
that the tire had properly cleared
the road. The car rolled off the
jack and fell upon the Captain's
wrist. He suffered a broken left
Today Capt. Silleck is in hospital
resting as comfortably as possible
and wondering why he didn't see
the black cat that must have
crossed his path.
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3416 Emperado $45.00
Shell Point, off Conley St. -- $50.00
2806 Morrison Ave. _-_-- $60.00
833 So. Dakota _-_ -_- $75.00
1311 So. Howard -----_ $65.00
112 Adriatic Ave. $65.00
112 E. Lafayette St.
SSpecial Price To
PORTRAITS BY HENLEY
442 W. Lafayette St. Phone, H3035
'For Your Convenience Studio is -Open Until 10 P. M.
Tuesday, Thursdays. and Saturdays
Thos. S. Henley
Compliments of .
Specializing in Spanish Food
1301 7thl Ave. Phone Y-9481
Southern Shooting Gallery
Filling Station 215 E. Lafayette
PIETRO C MARTINO & CO
Feed, Flour, Hay & Grain
1112-14 9th Ave. Phone M-1193
Tampa Cigar Co
CARRIES MEN'S SHOP
5Q6 Franklin Street
The. Army Special
O. D. Shirts $4.95
Garrison Caps Light or Dark Visor
$3.25 with Insignia
Flight Caps all organizations braids, serge or elastique
Headquarters for Military Insignia and chevrons
All Kinds of alterations on Army Clothes,
Form Fitting Our Specialty
3717 E. Broadway Tampa
DREW FIELD ECHOES
FREDAY, -,."H 6' 142-
Soldiers May See grand stand should secure tickets
Reds Play Free' in advance from the U. S. O:
Club. Bleacher teats may. be
According .to announcement -secured from the--tickdt office al
from the business office of the the park at game time.
Cincinnati Reds, soldiers in uni-
form will be -admitted free to all The opening game of the ex-
exhibition games played by this hibition schedule will be played
club. 'at Plant Park, with the Cleveland
I Soldiers desiring seats in the Indians supplying the opposition.
Postoffice Cigar Store Tibbetts Corner
Ernst Sandwich Shop Tampa Loan- Co.
Phone 7973 Open Day and Nite
The Silver Moon
And Little Savoy Bar
Liquor Beer ;Wine
Visit Our Tropical Room
Central and Scott
Lonnies l The ainb :
608 Tampa St.
Cigars-Cigarettes Good Ciothes
Soft Drinks 1514 7th Ave.
Tourist Commercial Resident Florida Shoe. -
Geo. B. Spencer, Mgr. Hospital.
Transients: $1.00 Per Day
Weekly Rates 604 Florida Ave.
Ph. M-62-444 707 Tampa St.
MAX'S LIQUOR BAR
Wines Liquors Cigars
Free Delivery Service
1601 E. Columbus Dr. Phone Y-1281
OPEN ALL NIGHT Compliments Of
Jake's Restaurant Miller Furniture Co.
1301 Franklin St. 1431-37 Franklin St. Ph.''4804
HOSTESSES :. DANCING
"YOUR FUN IS OUR FUN"
1201 Franklin St. Tampa, .Florida
Phone M-1085 Howard Photo Studio
Fernandez Restaurant 908%. Franklin St. 'm. -18
Spanish and American Cooking
Cuban Sandwiches A Specialty Open Nights Until 8 P. L
1216 Franklin St. Across Street From Grants
Special Rates To Service Men E. P. Johnson & Son
Three 8"xlO" Portraits
$4.75 Watclunakers and. Jewelers
To Servicemen Only Highest Prices Paid For
Regular Price $7.50 Old Gold ..
Gordon Studio 214 E. Lafayette : t.
Citizens Bldg. Ph. 2881 Next To Manhattan Gafe