VOL. 1. NO. 4. Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida MARCH 27, 1942
FOR N. Y. DEB
Over a hundred Drew Field sol-
diers had the time of their life
at a dance Wednesday night at
the Fort Harrison Hotel, Clear-
water. The dance was in honor
of Miss Twink Marshall, New York
city, and was given by her grand-
parents Mr. and Mrs. Justus Rup-
perti. Details of the affair were
handled by the Clearwater Recrea-
Miss Marshall is visiting her
grandparents in their winter home
in Clearwater. Soldiers from Drew
Field and Marines from Dunedin
were the only invited male guests.
The lovely Volunteer Girls, of
Clearwater, were partners for the
Each week the Clearwater Re-
creation Council gives a dance
for service men. Organizations of
Clearwater sponsor the dances and
furnish music and refreshments.
The Council, organized in June,
1941, for the purpose of furnish-
ing entertainment and recreation
for men in the service, has Jess
Smith as president. Mrs. Mary
Crown is vice president and Leo
Refreshments and prizes added
to the gaeity of the dance Wed-
nesday evening with the men from
Drew Field capturing the major-
ity of the prizes.
Drew Field Team Enters
Fla. West Coast League
Drew Field will have an entry
in the West Coast baseball league
that is in process of being organ-
ized, it was learned from Physical
Director, Lieutenant R. H. R. Ris-
Also the Air Base Nine will meet
other teams besides the regular
league games. Negotiations are un-
der way with some of the out-
standing teams in 'this section for
DREW OFFICERS LICK
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View of simulated flat car, ramp and loading platform being used in certain phases of training at
Drew Field. With addition of side panels, two of which can be seen, this "flat" car can quickly be con-
verted into a box car or gondola. This training e4aipment was designed by CoL Melvin B. Asp, Base
Commander, to conserve time, gas, rubber and rolling stock necessary to transport trrops to nearest
rail facilities.. Army Air Corps Photo, Drew Field
Lack of Railroad Facilities Solved by
Construction of Simulated
Resourceful ingenuity is demand-
ed of Commanders in the effort
to train soldiers to meet the ever
increase demand for speed and
efficiency. No details of training,
however unimportant they may ap-
pear from the viewpoint of those
unfamiliar with military opera-
ttions, are overlooked by Uncle Sam
in the effort to create a military
force able to out-blitz the blitz-
Take the matter of entraining
a unit, for instance. To some, that
may appear to be a simple matter
of transporting troops and equip-
ment to the railroad terminal,
marching men into passenger
Mrs. Scott One of Drew Field's
Most Popular Civilian Employes
She was the first civilian em-
.-.-.... ployee at Drew Field. As Colonel
S Asp's secretary, she could be call-
ed the 'First Lady Employee' of
Drew Field. Her name, Mrs. Isa-
bella Scott, and she came to Drew
when the Field was only palmetto
scrub and a dream.
Five Army officers, and Mrs.
SScott, came to Drew when con-
struction had just started on the
Runways. They were sent td Drew
S to take charge of administration
with an office in operations build-
l. ming. Mrs. Scott had been trans-
,9 ferred from MacDill Field to Drew
and though she will not commit
:.. herself we believe Drew holds
first place in her heart.
-: Mrs. Scott is right at home in
..': ...'.o the Army. One of her brothers is
L4t. Col. Loper B. Lowry, now sta-
tioned at MacDill Field. Another
brother is Brigadier General Sum-
Ster L. Lowry at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.
Men taking pass photos will
never be able to qualify as portrait
photographers. After a look at
their work you often wonder if
Mrs. Isabella Scott it's really you.
coaches and loading impedimenta
on box cars or baggage coaches.
Back of every instance when units
entrain so simply as that are hours
of study, planning, ana training
of both officers and men.
At Drew Field, where no rail-
road facilities are available at the
present time, a difficult problem
was presented in this phase of
training. Nearest railroad facili-
ties are in Tampa. Transporting
troops and equipment to and from
that city for this training involved
an expenditure of time, gas, rub-
ber and rolling stock.
To avoid this, Col. Melvin B.
Asp, Air Base commander, devised
a plan for construction and use
of a simulated box car, with ac-
companying ramp and side load-
ing platform. The simulated car
was built under supervision of
Major Robert E. Slack, Base Sup-
ply Officer. It is a portable type
and can be moved to any position
quickly. The car can be converted
from the forty foot box car into
the longer fifty foot flat car. Sides
may be adjusted to both 8% and
Continued on page 8
There will be an Officers' Dance
at the Officers' Club, Drew Field,
Saturday evening, March 28th,
9:00 P. M. 'til 1:00 A. M.
Dress will be formal Officers
O. D. or White.
YELP FOR HELP!
All Drew Field units are request-
ed' to cooperate in making the
Drew Field Echoes an interesting
Items of news for publication
should be submitted to the Pub-
lic Relations Office or call Exten-
sion 218 for the services of the
Press Relations Staff.
WHEN A FELLOW
NEEDS A FRIEND
Pvt. Bison, Hq. & Hq. Squadron,
3rd Air Force Base Command, has
a new nickname. The other men
refer to Bison, now, as "Wrong
Bison was shopping in Tampa
the other day. He had his arms
loaded with packages. Suddenly he
faced an officer. He had to salute.
But he switched the packages to
the wrong hand and saluted the
The officer evidently recogniz-
ed poor Bison's predicament for
he returned the wrong-arm salute
and said nothing.
We like the new sign in the Base
P.X. The one reading "Taps For
Japs" Keep 'Em Dying. But who
GOES TO OFFICER
Acting 1st Sergeant D. Bray,
Air Base Detachment, left for the
Engineer Corps Officer Candidate
School this week. Sergeant Bray
was the only man selected from?
Drew Field to attend the school'
Sergeant Bray has had nine
years service with over eight of
the years being spent in foreign
service. At one time the Sergeant
was stationed in the now famous
Corregidor, in the Philippines. He
was also in the Canal Zone and
has been around the world.
The Sergeant is well konwn to
the Officers here at Drew as he
was steward at the Officers Club
when it opened.
Before entering the service the
Sergeant had a varied career. He
was with the Miller Brothers Cir-
cus as a rough-rider. At the time
of his enlistment he was presi-
dent of the Acme Building Comp-
any, Santiago, California. Ten
years were spent in the cabaret
business and at one time the Serg-
eant was owner of ,the El Patiov
Cafe, Artesia, Florida. He appeared
in silent pictures with Art Accord
in the movie "Oregon Trail."
The Sergeant's home town is
Charles City, Iowa and he has.
been married for the last five years
to Mabel Bray. His mother is liv-
ing in Santiago, California.
Drew Chaplain Conducts
Vesper Service at USO
Vesper services at the new USO
Club on Twiggs Street were con-
ducted last Sunday by Chaplain
Clark of Drew Field.
Colonel Asp, Commanding Offic-
er of Drew Field, with officers
and men from Drew, were in at-
Refreshments of coffee, cakes
and sandwiches were served to the
men by Mrs. Asp and the officers
Coast-to-Coast Hook-Up Will
Glenn Miller and his famous
'Sunset Serenade' orchestra will
salute Drew Field Saturday, April
4, at 5:00 to 6:00 P. M. Eastern
The program will be heard local-
ly through ,the facilities of WTSP,
1380 kc., St. Petersburg.
Each week Miller and his band
select a Field or Camp for a sal-
ute. The broadcast is on a coast-
to-coast hook-up of the Mutual
A poll of the Field revealed "I
Don't Want To Walk Without You,
Baby" as the most popular num-
ber and if this number is selected
by the general radio audience as
the most popular of the week Drew
Field will be presented with a
Console Combination Radio and
Whenever possible these mach-
ines .are presented to the USO
club-house located nearest the
Field for the enjoyment of the men
during their recreation hour s.
Where no such clubhouse has been
established, the machines are pre-
e To Drew Field
sented directly to the Field.
Miller has promised to feature
the tune selected by the men at
Drew so make your plans now to
be near a radio and enjoy this
'name band' concert.
Drew Field Echoes
Friday, March 27, 1942
JIMMY JACKSON, Publisher
215 BUS TERMINAL BUILDING
p. 0. Box 2555 Phone 2177
All advertisements contained in
this newspaper are also contained in
the MacDill Field Fly Leaf. Minimum
joint circulation: 5,000 copies.
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A newspaper published exclusive-
ly for the personnel of Drew Field
and devoted to military interests
and the United Nations Victory.
paper are those of the individual
Opinions expressed in this news-
writers and under no circumstances
are they to be considered those of
the United States Army. Advertise-
inents in this publication do not
constitute an endorsement by the
War Department or its personnel of
the products advertised.
How come the A & R office
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=ew roller skates?
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SSgt. Linn Acting Attention Artists
r First Sergeant In case you missed the announcement in Collier's March 21st issue,
that magazine is paying $100 each for five posters which "seriously
Sergeant Ken Linn, in addition or humorously symbolize the importance of spiking rumors." Competi-
Sto his "acting" before the micro- tion is open to officers and men of all the services.
phone, is now "Acting" First Serg- Briefly, here are the details:
7eant of the Air Base Detachnent, Posters may be drawn in any medium on any kind of paper. Over-
haveing received a well-merited all size not more than 18 by 20 inches nor less than 8 by 10 inches.
Promotion to Staff Seargeant dur- Black and white or color. Rough sketches not considered. Name, serv-
ing the past week. ice unit and address of contestant on back of each drawing.
Sgt. Linn has won many friends Contestant may submit more than one entry. None will be returned
and admirers during the past sev- unless accompanied by stamps or money order to cover transportation
eral weeks when he has been busily and letter specifying method of return shipment desired.
engaged as a member of the Pub- What counts is originality and effectiveness of idea and artistic
lic Relations staff in the product. merit.
ion and presentation of radio Mail entries to Poster Contest, Collier's Weekly, 250 Park Avenue,
broadcasts. He is Drew Field's New York. They will be received until five o'clock in the afternoon on
most experienced radio announc- April 24, when the contest closes.
ers, having been connected with
several well known station before T-
enlisting in the army. TAMPA USO NEWS Church Call
Drew Field now has' nine pro-
grams on the air each week, and Tampa NCCS unit of the USO "If I covet one high grace,
the fact that Sgt. Linn will con- came to Dan Cupid's rescue last It is this-upon my face
tinue to announce these programs Monday and helped that little ras- Just to show an inner light
is good news to many listeners. cal send Pvt. James R. Dixon, of To illumine others' night."
Drew Field, and. his charming "Give me such a look, so high,
Private i s bride off to a happy start in their That the saddest passer-by,
riVale Qualifies newly acquired marital-bliss. Of a sudden glad will say,
Using the Club house as a base 'Somewhere shines the sun
For Flying Cadet the wedding party assembled a today!"
few minutes before the time set CHURCH CALL
Pvt. Larry DannenbLerg, 503rd Sig- for the ceremony and the bride- CATHOLIC
nal Reg. A. W., has been notified to-be, Miss Evelyn Welsh, of Phila- Chaplain Arthur A. North
delphia, Pa., assisted by Bargaret Sunday
he has been accepted as an avia- Mary Gailmard, club secretary, Mass ........ 7:30 and 8:30 A. M.
tion cadet, Air Corps. soon changed from her traveling Confessions proceed each Mass
Dannenberg was one of the nine clothes to bridal gown. Week Days
in a group of twenty-eight who The nervous groom, also from Mass every morning at 6:10
passed the cadet examination. Philadelphia, was shunted to the A convoy will leave the Motor Pool
Before enlisting in the Army in rectory of Sacred Heart Church each Wednesday night for Lenten
December, 1941, Pvt. Dannenberg along with his retinue of Army Devotions at the Sacred Heart
worked in the publicity depart- comrades, there to wait the ar- Church
ment of Warner Brothers Pictures. rival of his pretty bride. Thursday night at 7:30-Holy
Scheduled to go to Ft. Momouth, In no time the bride, who was Name Discussion Club.
motion picture division, after his given away by Joseph A. Lough- Confession in Chaplain's tent Area
basic training, Dannenberg let his rey, club director, appeared on the every Saturday.
love for the air lead him into tak- scene and the Rev. John Lyons JEWISH
ing the cadet examination. He's S. J. performed the ceremony un- Convoys are sent to the two Syna-
awaiting orders now to go into inning them in holy wedlock, gogues in Tampa, when there are
primary training. Assistant director, Bill Weiskotf, men who desire to go.
Happy landings, Cadet Dannen- had a camera waiting and many Tuesday nights at 7:30 the Jew-
berg. snaps of the happy couple were ish Service is held at the field
taken after the return to the club. in the Base Chapel Tent by Rabbi
DREW MEN ENJOY DANCES No shoes or rice were available David L. Zeilonka.
but cigars were passed around and PROTESTANT
The weekly dances at the YMHA toasts to the health and happi- Sunday School ....... 10:30 A.M.
in Tampa are a soldier's dream. ness of the newly-weds were made. Preaching ............ 11:00 A. M.
Plenty of 'pretty girls, tables load- Midst a group of well-wishers the Week Days
ed with cakes, pies, cookies and couple departed for an unknown Morning Devotions every morning
sandwiches and good music for destination to spend a quiet honey- at 8:30 at the Base Chaplain's
dancing. moon. Tent.
Each week a different group Wednesday night-Bible Study-
sponsors the dances and is re- ergeant Invents Prayer and Song Service and Re-
sponsible for the music, girls and Serg Iligous Films.
food. The people are most hospi- J e l The Chriptian Science namp
table, they meet you at the door, uog- ag C rd Welfare Worker, Mr. Franklin H.
introduce you to the girls and any- Murrell, will be in the Base Chapel
one you might want to know. Strings, cords, wires and other every Monday evening from 6:00
If you are lucky and are invited odds and ends ing used by sol- to 8:00. All Christian Scientists
to any of these dances don't miss ers in hanging dog-tags around and others interested in the sub- 4
them. You'll have a good time and r neckscan now replaced ect, are requested to meet with
meet lots of fine people. Man by a patriotic glass cord invented the Worker a that time.
men from Drew attend the affairs Tec ergek H Hurs All services are held in Base
each week so it shouldn't be hard Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Chapel Tent unless otherwise
to wrangle an invitation. Hurst says that several months stated.
ago he was talking to a proprie-
tor of a St. Louis jewelry store Hostesses
SSpecial Rates about a metal chain for the dog- A
S to Service Men tags. Hurst got hs inspiration Dancing
Manager when he noticed the plastic sus-
,anager penders his jewelry friend was
M-5588 Tampa, Florida wearing as they discussed the im- WONDER BAR H
practicabilities of a metal chain.
The soldier-inventor said the
new cord was advantageous "be- your fun is J<-
flTRIDGE cause the tags no longer clang
together and make the wearer -o( Our fun )
sound like a herd of cows being
driven to pasture. They are strong- 1210 Franklin St. -:- Tampa
er and donot become soiled as do
rap he r the cloth-cords.
L On the plastic glass cords, the Meet the "Gang" At
tags are separated and cannot,
touch. In addition they can be BENNETT'S
worn while bathing, and most im-
Floor, Opposite Gas Co. portant of all, they remain clean. Liquor Annex
The plastic glass stretches some- 1004 Franklin St.
what and under ordinary circum-
stances is practically unbreakable.
Incidentally the Base P. X. has Welcome To
R ubin's a supply of the new cords.
Lots of landscaping and decorat-
Best Spanish Food in Tampa ing being done in the tent area Beer Wine
lately. The area looks good. Nice Franklin & Scott Sts.
Ask Anybody work, men.
Liquors and Wines U-Drive-It Rent-a-Car
1403 Tampa St. DRIVE IT YOURSELF
Phones M7150 M1146 501 Jackson By Mile or Week Phone 3292
Sherman Concrete Pipe Company
602 S. Freemont Ave. Phone 1-3556 Tampa, Florida
Don't Forget Mother's Day
Powell's Inc., Florist
Open 'Till 7 P. M.
412 Tampa St. -:- Phone 2524
Howard Photo Studio
908% Franklin St. Suite 8
Open Nights Until 8 P. M.
Across Street From Grants
Cuban Sanwiches A Specialty
1216 Franklin St.
I Home Buy or Rent
AY HEARING, Inc., REALTORS
ostesses -:- Dancing
George Brightwell, Mgr.
811 Tampa St.
Air Base Bus
30 Minute Service to Both
Fields At All Hours
15 Minute Service
During Rush Hours
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Friday, March 27, 1942
... Beer Parlor
Soldiers-The poorest coffee and
worst service in town. Come in
and see for yourself.
Beer Wine -:- Hostesses
1314 Franklin St.
Service Men's Headquarters
210 Madison Street
Gulf Front Cottages
At Haven Beach
$30.00 and up per month
Phones: H 1220, H 24-682
B. P. SCRUGGS PLUMBER
Cannon Shoe Store
Full Line Military Type Shoes
902 Franklin St.
Hot Biscuits Fresh Vegetables
10 Mi. East of Tampa on State
Road No. 23
Drew Field Echoes
Drew Team Roster Features
Outstanding Base Ball Players
The 1942 baseball season offici-
ally opened this week with a prac-
tice game with a Spanish club of
Tampa. A busy season is expect-
ed with the entry of the team in-
to 'the West Coast league.
A pitching staff that reads like
a dream list to a coach's heart
will be on hand to do battle with
Take a look at this mound rost-
er: Freddie Swindells, 'owned by
the Washington Senators and
played with the Orlando club of
the Florida State league last sea-
son. He was called up by the Sena-
tors the latter part of the season
and made a good showing with the
Another fine slabman of the
team is Peyton Epps, who was a
member of ithe Cordell, Georgia
team which is owned by the Cin-
cinnati Reds and will 'be a valu-
able man to the pitching staff.
The latest addition to the pitch-
ing staff is Sergeant Moore, form-
erly of the Birmingham Barons
who has more stuff on the ball
than the law allows.
Rounding out our mound corps
will be Steve .Sibiga who hails from
the minor leagues and will take
his turn on the mound.
The infield will be composed of
a well balanced quintet in both
hitting and fielding. In the out-
field there will be an array of hard
hitters 'that will make up a well
rounded team in all departments.
Probable starting lineup will be:
Swiney, of; Jones, If; Nesbit, c;
Buch, 3d; Mullin, Ib; Joseph, ss;
and Ruggles, rf.
Hock shops are doing their usual
brisk late-in-the-monlth business.
Incidentally civies are not bring-
ing much lately. Wonder if the
brokers are loaded since the uni-
form regulation went into effect.
Compliments of Rainbow Cigar Store
Haverty Furniture Co.
520 Tampa St.
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Khaki Army Twill Pants .. $3.25
Khaki Caps Froum ..$1:00 to $1.25
All Kinds of Braid and Chrevons,
Also Technician Chevrons.
All Alterations Made Free
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506 FRANKLIN STREET
Bat Tennis was added to the
long list of sports at Drew Field
.this week and will be played at
The new game is played along
the same lines as the regular ten-
nis game with the exception that
the court is shorter than the reg-
ulation tennis court.
This new sport is very fast and
All equipment can be secured
at the physical training office.
The ancient game they accused
Robin Hood of participating in
and better known as archery will
be introduced to the men of Drew
This sport will give the men a
chance to practice up on their ar-
row shooting so there will be no
slips in their aim for the little
Archery equipment can be sec-
ured at the base physical training
Four tennis courts are now open
to the personnel of Drew Field at
the Davis Island Tennis Club
through the cooperation of the
Tennis equipment is on hand at
the athletic office and can be sec-
ured here for use on these courts.
The 553rd Medical Detachment
made a clean, sweep of their three
games the past week, knocking the
Medicos from the 503rd for a
double killing, 5 to 2, 13 to 10 and
the Base Medical Detachment 17
Base hits were flying every-
where as the Medical boys increas-
ed their batting average in pound-
ing across 35 runs in three games.
Any softball team desiring games,
contact the 553rd Medical Detach-
ment, Tent City.
Fifty pair of roller skates are
now available to the men of Drew
Field and may be secured at the
A skating rink is located in the
the tent section of the field where
all the skating will be done.
Come on boys and roll 'em out.
THIS STORY ISN'T
Pvt. Johnny Bishop, Jr., 13th
Transport, was in a helluva mess
last Saturday night. Johnny had a
date with his best girl friend. The
moon was shining, the company
was pleasant, Johnny was enjoying
himself, everything was just fine.
Suddenly Johnny thought of the
time. Too late. The last bus for
Drew Field had gone.
Bishop was embarrassed. After
all, it was close to payday and he
didn't have taxi fare. And four
miles .is a long walk.
The girl friend came to the res-
cue. She furnished Bishop trans-
portation and he arrived at Drew
safe 'and sound. He pedalled his
way back to the Field. She had
loaned him her bicycle.
We Wonder, Too
Men of the Hq. & ,Hq. Squadron,
3rd I. C. were happy when their
friend and co-worker T-Sgt.
Henry (9 Ball) Philbert got that
last arc on his arm. They are
wondering now just what a Master
Sergeant does after his promotion
since there is nothing to 'sweat'
and 'sweating 'em out' is half the
For REAL Service Call-S 5073
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"The Home Of Good Spirits"
J. L. YOUNG, Jr., Prop.
8112 Nebraska Ave. -:- Tampa
Was Track Star
Richard Bryant, former Univer-
sity of Georgia star athlete, is now
doing his ibit with Uncle Sam in
the Signal Corps.
This young star was a member
of the great 1940 freshman foot-
ball team and was- promoted to
the varsity squad of 1941. Due to
his army status, Bryant did not
enter school in the fall of '41 and
thus his college career came ta
Also a member of the track and
field team in which he special-
ized in the .discuss throw. Bryant's
best record in this department was
made while he was attending high
school with a toss of 140 fee.
Attending Lanier High of Macon,
Georgia .where Bryant was an out-
standing athlete that won 'him a
scholarship to the University of
Georgia 'and a starting berth on
both the football 'and field fresh-
men teams .of this school.
A big boy, made for his position
as a tackle and weighing 190
pounds, Bryant is a perfect physi-
cal built youth that will repre-
sents our college athletes of today.
Married to Miss Betty Jones of
Decatur, Georgia on February 20,
Pvt. Bryant is a very happy young
Aids In Athletics
Corp. Seab E. A. Reeves has
been appointed as non-commis-
sioned officer in charge of the
physical training program in Tent
The new physical director at-
tended Emory University of At-
lanta, Georgia and Reinhardt Jun-
ior college of Georgia. In college
Corp. Reeves was a member of the
We are sure that the training
program will go on in a big way
under the new director.
Reds Play Last
The Cincinnati Reds will make
their last appearance in The
Grapefruit League next Sunday
when they meet the Boston Braves
on Plant Field at 2:30.
Let's all turn out to show our
appreciation to the Cincinnati
management who made it possible
for the men in the service to at-
tend their games free of charge.
We can assure them that the
soldiers of Drew Field will be pull-
ing for them throughout the sea-
A Blooming Good Drink
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Phones: 4303, 4137
Closes To Go on
Its Summer Tour
Winter quarters of the Ringling
Brothers and Barnum & Bailey
circus officially closed to the pub-
lic yesterday as preparations were
being speeded to send the big show
on its 1942 summer tour within
Three advance press represent-
atives have left for 'New York to
get everything ready for the cir-
cus to open at Madison Square
Garden April 9. They were Roland.
Butler, general press representa-
tive; Frank Braden, of the press
personnel, 'and Ed Callahan, pho-
The opening show will be a bene-
fit performance, all proceeds going
to army emergency relief, navy re-
lief 'and to the President's Infan-
tile Paralysis Foundation, officials
NO ANSWER REQUIRED
Two privates at an aviation field,
were calling duplicate rolls of a
group of outward-bound aviation
cadets. One soldier completed his
list without trouble, but the other
kept repeating one name and get-
ting no answer. Giving up, Private-
No. 2 walked up and asked Private
No. 1, "How many names do you
have on your list"? "Thirty-nine,'
was the prompt answer. "That's
queer," No. 2 commented. "I have
40 on mine, but this last fellow
doesn't answer. Who is this guy,
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Large Assortment Speeial MacDill Gift Novelities
510 Franklin St.
Now at Drew
Five artists from the Hollywood
studios of Walt Disney are now .. '
stationed at Drew Field. The men,
stationed with the Signal Corps,
in the tent area, did not leave
their talens in Hollywood, how-
ever, and Uncle Sam now has
them on drawing boards working
out plans and draughting for the
The placing of these men ic a .
good example of how the Army is ".
trying to place men in the position
where talent may be used. Many
jokes were made on how the
Army used men for work about K
which they knew nothing during e
the original world war. Newspaper .'.
men were cooking, and cooks were
in radio before Uncle Sam found
best results were obtained by plac-
ing the proverbial round peg in a .
round hole and visa versa.
The soldiers from Hollywood are
Morris Sikofsky, Per Ruse, Richard
Lyford, Edwin Schmidt and Grant
Thompson. Many of the fantastic
characters created in the Disney
studios were products of their im-
agination and pens. The Dumbom-
ber, which flew during the latter
part of "Dumbo" was designed and
muilt by Lyford. Richard also wrote
and directed the last part of the
picture. "Piniccio" and "Fantasia"
were other feature-length cartoons
which the men helped produce and
bring before the movie fans.
Many thousands of stills are re-
quired for the production of a car-
toon and these artists are respon-
sible for many of the scenes which
'iave amused you in theatres. Each
still must be photographed alone
and it is by photographing these
many stills that action is given to
a cartoon subject.
"Six months ago," said Lyford,
the spokesman, "none of us thought
of our studio work as being help-
fid in the then impending crisis.
'When Hollywood became more and
more patriotic, we just got together \
and joined in a bunch three days '
before Pearl Harbor.
"The Army spotted our exper-
ience and qualifications. We're ,
-doing the same thing now we used
to do, except it's for a different
"We think it goes to show that
4Ihe Army can use any talent in
Xne way or another."'
All the boys like their Army
jobs, and of course, are working
Nights, after duty, they amuse
themselves as well as their bud-
dies with drawings and cartoons,
many of which deal with Army
Uncle Sam's Hard Hitter
Drew Field Echoes
Here We Come, Cadets
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America's great "Battleship of the Air" is one ship any pilot, including those of the enemy would Cadets with newly acquired wings swoop over other air student,
be proud to fly. The B-17E is now in mass production. at Randolph Field, the West Point of the Air.
Friday, March 27, 1942
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Drew Field Echoes
Friday, March 27, 1042
Military, Civilians In Action
Welcome to the New Army Men
arriving in Tampa during the past week. We
hope you will enjoy your stay among us.
Down ... Down .. Down...
AAIR RAID WARDEN
He's only practicing a power dive now, but he'll not kid with the
enemy when he gets to the front.
Bars Are Just Around the Corner
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"Forgotten" Painting Brings Drew
Field Soldier An Extra Pay Day
"Thirty dollars a day twice a
month." That's the song Pvt. John
F. Autrey, Signal Reporting Co.,
was singing after receiving word
this week that one of his paint-
ings had been sold for $30.00 in
Washington, D. C.
"Not bad having two pay days",
was artist Autrey's comment.
The picture, an opaque water
color of crowds outside the Wash-
ington Post building awaiting re-
turns on the night of the first
Presidential election, was done
while Autrey was working in the
art department of the Post. The
picture, along with several others,
had been hanging in a dealer's
gallery since then, and' the artist
had almost forgotten it.
Pvt. Autrey worked for the
Washington Post for five years,
starting out as a copy boy. His
home is in La Grange, Ga.
GIFTS -:- SOUVENIRS
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Phone H23-162 -:- Tampa, Fla.
Biscayne Cigar Store
Beer Wine Cigars
Cuban Sandwiches Specialty
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1403 22nd Ave.
PHONE Y 1619
The five months he has spent in
the army have afforded Pvt. Aut-
rey with an abundance of material
for his painting. At an exhibition
held in the Y.W.C.A. in Tampa,
Sunday, March 22, an entire wall
was taken up by his pen and brush
sketches done in the past few
At present artist Autrey is busy
whipping a whole series of army
drawings into shape" to submit in
a contest conducted by Life Maga-
zine for artists in the services.
"It's pretty difficult finding time
and a place to work," Autrey said,
"But I manage somehow." Autrey
is prolific with the brush as well
as gifted, is apparent when one
visits his quarters, where complete
pictures, sketches and outlined
ideas are scattered about.
Asked what he preferred for
subjects, Autrey said, "Just ordin-
ary people. Since coming into the
army, I've tried to do pictures of
the every-day life
an army man
JAMES B. PICKARD, Mgr.
TAMPA BOX CO.
2nd AVE at 21st ST.
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Drew Field Echoes Friday, March 21, 1942
Air Base Group
The following named enlisted
men of 314th Air Base Squadron,
Drew Field, have been promoted:
To be First Sergeant: Cpl., AM
1 cl. Wade H. Googe.
To ,bj Sergeants: Pfc. Joseph
Knonberg; John A. Kosko; Charles
D. Baker; Robert L. Finlon; Willie
H. Bishop; and Joseph J. Cunzich.
To be Corporals: Pvts. 1 cl.
Charles J. Kurchinsky; Ernest J.
Bottoms; Pvts. John J. Ashen-
hurst; and Dale E. Donelson.
To be Private, 1st. Class: Pvt.
Greenwood J. Bishop.
These men will continue to serve
with their present organization.
The following named enlisted men
of Drew Field have successfully
passed their examinations, and
have been appointed Aviation
Cadets: Sgt. Joseph J. Cunzich;
Cpl. Willis Apt; Pvts. Alphonse J.
Dlugosielski; Julius J. Szemetko;
Arnold R. Elliott- Robert Hender-
son; Isai Lucero; and John Jones,
As is the want of many an en-
listed man in camp these days,
Private Harmon Shannon, of Camp
Callan, California, recently wrote
a letter to his girl friend. The
epistle expressed Private Shannon's
affections in no uncertain terms,
and was supplemented by an en-
closed check for 1,000 kisses. A
fortnight or so later he received
an answer that set him on his
heels. The answer included a bank
statement and the cancelled 1,000
kiss check-endorsed by the girl
friend, and cashed Shannon's
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
A GREAT MUSICAL SUCCESS
NO COVER OR
GEORGE H. MASON
Rex Billiard Parlor
1012 FRANKLIN ST.
-a brown-tan color harmonizing
with both the olive drab and khaki.
The material is a cotton warp with
a mahair filling. Uncle Sam can
issue the new tie instead of the
two old ones and thereby save
money as well as silk and wool.
QUALIFY FOR TRAINING
AS AVIATION CADETS
Three members of the 2nd Re-
porting Co., 553 Bn. have been
transferred to the Air Corps for
training as Flying Cadets, accord-
ing to an announcement by Cap-
tain H. R. Chamberlain, Company
Men transferred were Cpl. Harv-
ey E. Austin, and Pvts. Robert
Marinaro and John G. Powell.
Meet Your Pals At
Cor. Fortune & Tampa Sts.
CASS AND FLORIDA
Home Of Good Eats
SERVICE MEN WELCOME
Keep 'Em Flying
G. APRILE & SON
2711 22nd -:- Ph. Y3920
team of the university of ieorgia
in the person of Pvt. Warren Beale.
Pvt. Beale's track days started
while he was attending Tech High
of Atlanta, Georgia, where he par-
ticipated in the 440, -mile, half-
mile, mile relay and cross country.
Upon entering the University of
Georgia he continued his track
activities where he was captain of
the cross country team in the fall
of '39. He was co-captain of the
1940 freshman track team.
His specialty is the 440 in which
his best time was clocked at 52.5
seconds. He also took part in the
mile, half mile and mile relay.
Young Beale would have been
the number one man on the 440
and cross country team of 1942.
Pvt. Beale is now serving Uncle
Sam in a Signal Warning outfit
and we don't think that anything
on foot will ever over take this
NO AVIATION, EH?
When Jordan Luhr, of Broadway
and Hollywood, was refused a lead-
ing role in last season's stage suc-
cess, "Flight to the West," it
wasn't news. Actors were missing
out on parts every day. The cast-
ing director, explaining why he
wouldn't do in the role, said he
just didn't look like an aviator-
and the character in the play was
definitely an airman. Today. Actor
Luhr can be found at the South-
east Air Corps Training 'Center,
down at Montgomery, Alabama,
where he is Aviation Cadet Jordan
T. Luhr and has nearly complet-
ed his flight training in Uncle
Sam's Air Corps!
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Streamlinig Air Corps Officer
The Necktie Now at Clearwater,
All joking aside, women do buy Saw Kelly's Crash
neckties successfully for their men w K l"J C Ir
folk. If you are one of those who Maj. Robert L. Fisher, army air
corps, visiting his wife and two
have struggled through a rack of children at Clearwater Beach to-
children at Clearwater Beach to-
gorgeous fabrics, colors and designs day, said he saw the crash in which
to solve a gift problem, you can Capt. Colin Kelley lost his life in
sympathize with the Quartermaster the Philippines after sinking a
Corps f the Ary. Japanese battleship.
Major Fisher is in the United
This hard-working housekeeper States to get new units formed. He
for the soldiers has been writing was in command of Clark Field,
letters, testing fabrics, [holding con- near Manila, when the Japs struck
ferences and peeking into dye vats Dec. 8.
All on board the cbomber tbut
at factories to find a new necktie atan elle loatd to
for the Army's officers and enlist- Captan Kateey floatsid, ao fe
ed men. About a year ago the fun- a parachu he said, a his
eral march for the old black num- apparently was killed after
ber, worn with the olive drab uni- parachute failed to open.
form, came with the silk shortage. Our pilots are doing a wonder-
form, came with the silk shortage. ful job", Major Fisher said. "The
Wool was tried. It worked out well
enough, but a shortage developed Japs are good fighters, but our
men are better, man for man." He
in wool, too. So a research project discounted stories that the Japs
was activated-as the Army says are happy to commit suicide.
it--to find a substitute for both are h y to commit suide
materials. "I never found them overly anx-
Wearers of the khaki uniform ious to die,he commented.
had another problem. Their cotton
neckties were safe from shortage Georgia Track
troubles, but since they were the
exact shade of the unifor, these Star At Drew
cotton ties did not offer a "snappy"
contrast. Now the Army has a new In our midst at Drew Field, we
necktie that solves both problems have another star from the track
team or r+ke university or era
tk~day, Mairchl 21, 1942
Drew Field Echoes
Fridy, arc 27,194 Drw Feld chos Pge
For Servee Men
The Clearwater Recreation
Council announced the opening
this week of a completely equip-
ped library and lounge roow for
service men. The Library and room
are located across the street from
the Capitol theatre and is open
week days and Sunday.
Thanks, Council, and thanks too
for the swell dances you have been
giving the service men.
DO YOU REMEMBER
Did you ever see recruits drill?
Remember the time when you
didn't know your left from your
right. Or did you?
If you want to see what you
once didn't look like as you did
column left and right, stop by the
drill ground and watch the new
recruits of the Medical Detach-
ment go through their paces. We
are not poking fun at the pillroll-
ers, rather it is interesting to
natch them as they snap into their
orders. Old timers, take a few les-
-Keep 'Em Flying-
MONEY'S NO OBJECT
Distance means nothing to Priv-
ate Eli Stipanovich, of the Army
Flying School at Greenville, Missis-
sippi-at least he doesn't let it
stand in the way of keeping in
touch with this lady fair back
home. Private Stipanovich has set
something of a record at his post
with a recent telephone call to
Helen Skalersky, of Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. Via long distance,
he courted Miss Skalersky for an
hour and 45 minutes at one sit-
ting-$89.75 worth. A former claim
adjustor for an automobile insur-
ance company in Pittsburgh, 20-
year-old Stipanovich enlisted in
the Air Corp last December. His
sa 1 ary? Twenty-one dollars a
Camp papers at several Army
posts in the United States have
published this little story, purport-
edly an excerpt from a magazine
published for the Nazi soldiers
at the front. It runs like this:
"Italian communique-On the To-
bruk front a large force of Italians
attacked one enemy cyclist, caus-
ing him to dismount. After heavy
and prolonged fighting, they were
able to puncture his tires. The
front wheel was destroyed, while
destruction of the rear wheel must
also be considered probable. The
handle bars are in our hands, but
possession of the frame is still con-
Turf Exchange Bar
Liquors Beer Wines
206 E. Lafayette Street
PHONE 2003 -:- TAMPA
) De Solo Park Camp
ON THE WATER FRONT
PHONE Y 3303
108 S. 28th St. -:- Tampa, Fla.
& Meat Market
203 WEST PLATT ST.
PHONE H 2122
446 W. LAFAYETTE ST.
Fred Waring and his Pennsyl-
vanians, one of America's top name
bands, will salute the Army Air
Corps, Monday evening. March 30,
at 7:00 P. M. The program will
be carried locally through the fa-
cilities of WFLA the NBC outlet
for Tampa and vicinity.
Waring wired Captain Harry M.
Doster, Public Relations Officer,
at Drew informing the Captain of
We'll be listening Fred, just
give us some of that smooth War-
ing rhwthm. And thanks a lot for
-Keep 'Em Flying-
A promotion blitz hit the Head-
quarters and Headquarters Squad-
ron, 3rd I. C. last week when a
number of the officers received
notice of their promotions to high-
Those promoted were Lt. Col.
G. P. Tourtellot to Colonel; Major
O. H. Kyster to Colonel; Captains
Conklin, Ferris, McMullen and
Bower to the rank of Major. 1st
Lieuts. Garber, Mitchell and Oat-
lett to Captains and 2nd Lieuts.
Bateman, Goodwin, Holland, Lane,
Studer, and Carney promoted to
---Keep 'Em Flying-
STAFF SERGEANT WAS
If you happen to see Staff Serg-
eant John Hunter, Air Base De-
tachment, break into a bourette
while drilling some morning don't
be surprised. The Sergeant is a
talented ballet dancer and at one
time danced with the world famous
Ted Shawn dancers.
The Sergeant, promoted 1 a s t
On Sunday mornings in time
to hear Roy Mason and the
Buffalo Singers, over radio sta-
,ion WDAE, 8:15 to 9:00.
Then attend church at the
Buffalo Ave Baptist Church
"Tampa's Livest Church"
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1711 Ysoline Ave. Ph. H33-941
Rear West Tampa Post Office
Estuary Auto Parts
Used Auto & Truck Parts
24th St. & Hillsborough Ave.
PHONE S 6558
BON AIR HOTEL
MILDRED DANKERT, Mgr.
FOR MEN ONLY
212% Tyler St. -:- Ph. M7183
Carol Bruce Salutes the Air
week from the grade of Corporal,
says G. I. shoes kinda' keep him
on the ground. Rumor tells us the
Sergeant is to be married to a
Charlotte, N. C. girl but he won't
---Keep 'Em Flying-
How About a Furlough?
Kay Federle, the Stevens College
student, who made several pages
of pictures for LIFE magazine re-
cently, has made Sgt. Aulabaugh,
of Drew Field very unhappy.
The Sergeant, who has known
Kay for years, just received an in-
vitation to the Junior Prom at
Stevens from Kay. The Prom is
1119 Florida Ave -:-
scheduled for April 24-25. The
Sergeant cannot go. After seeing
Kay's picture we don't blame him
for being in the dumps about the
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Fiusa Grocery Store
GROCERY & MEAT MARKET
"ALWAYS THE BEST"
2106 Main St. -:- Ph. H45-832
Keep 'Em Flying
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1302 N. DELAWARE AVE.
What's An Hour
AT 5:00 A. M.
In a certain tent on the base
we hear the men were up at 5
o'clock .the other morning. Now
there are a lot of good reasons
for getting up this early but we
hear by grapevine that there was
a newly appointed first sergeant
in this tent who had heard a
Jumping up, the new sergeant
awakes the rest of the men in the
tent who dress and proceed to the
mess hall. Upon arriving at the
mess hall they notice the place is
empty with the exception of the
cooks. By now the men were con-
vinced something had gone wrong
somewhere. Somebody had made a
Yes, someone had made a mis-
take, the bugle the sergeant had
heard came from Camp DeSoto
and not from Drew Field.
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25c, 50c, $1 up
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Phone M 56-771
707 Florida Ave. Near P. O.
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107 E. Lafayette Street 1
McEwen Lumber Co.
221 S. ROME AVE.
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PATTERN & MODEL MAKERS
No Job Too Large
6808 Branch -:- Ph. S 2995
Permanents, Fingerwaves Hair
Shampooing, Hairtrim, &
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TAMPA, -:- FLA.
2707 22nd STREET
Tampa Material Co.
New and Used Building
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Nebraska and Fletcher Aves.
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PHONE Y 5810
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Orchestra Every Night
No Minimum No Cover
1715 West Platt
Sunset Grocery 1303 Nebraska
For Years Serving the South"
NOW... SERVING THE SERVICE "
Stovall Office Bldg., 2nd Floor, 416 Tampa St., Tampa
Drew Field Echoes
Friday, Maxch 27, 1942
Drew Field Echoes
Friday, March 27, 1942
Meet Your Friends at the ...
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Beer Wines Liquors ANCING Every Nite In
Orchestra Music Nightly the Blue Room
Bennett's Liquor Annex
1004 Franklin St.
Delicious Food Cut Rate Drugs
A Welcome To the
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PHONE S 6565
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Men stationed in the tent area
were entertained Monday evening
with a fast variety show. Featur-
ing soldier and* civilian talent the
acts moved along at fast pace for
nearly two hours.
Produced by Pvts. Markowitz
and Whitehead under the direction
of Lt. DeForrest, the show was
one of a series produced for the
men in Tent City.
Tommy Acosta, sensation of
the Latin Carnival, was one of the
hits of the show. Tommy sang and
danced and also gave his popular
imitation of Carmen Miranda.
Al. S. Evans had the men literal-
ly rolling in the aisles with his
songs and parodies. Evans, an old
timer, has been in the theatre
business for over fifty years.
Chinita Gonzalez, beautiful Lat-
in girl recently returned from New
York, had the soldiers standing on
their toes with a graceful Hawaiian
dance. Thunderous applause greet-
ed her act and nearly stopped the
Pvt. Block displayed rare talent
and technique on the violin and
went over big with his fellow sold-
Others on the program, all of
whom received well-rounded ap-
plause were Richard Kennedy,
magician; Betty Petillio, singer of
popular songs; Lilas -Blanchard
and Mr. Debona in a startling
adagio dance; Jeanette Durant who
sang several popular arias; Max-
ine Powell with a military tap and
an encore of acrobatic tap danc-
ing; Pvt. Don Rick guitar solo
and songs; Pvt. William Noll,
piano solo; Pvt. Lester Shear, sing-
er of popular songs; and Pvt.
Markowitz, master of ceremonies.
Pvt. Whitehead entertained with
a skit he had done in a Broadway
show. The skit was satire at it's
Mrs. Durant accompanied -the
acts on the piano.
The men are looking forward
to another show next Monday
night when they have been pro-
mised an entirely new bill.
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a picked crew of men were able
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each end of the car. All floor space
was occupied with the exception
of a space six inches square in
the center of the car-this space
to be used for insertion of a six
by six key to prevent shifting of
any part of the load.
Durioh g gthe demonstration, a
kitchen car, with a capacity for
feeding 200 men, was loaded and
set up, stoves and tables anchored
and ready to move in 6% minutes.
A new crew of men moved two
ten-wheel trucks aboard the simu-
lated flat car and prepared the car
for movement in twenty minutes.
One feature of this demonstration
was the use of short blocks of
wood to check wheels of the trucks
and rolling stock instead of the
long pieces formerly used reaching
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Pictured above are Tommy Acosta and his partner who were
featured in Monday's variety show in the tent area.