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Title: Drew Field echoes
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General Note: "Published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field."
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VOL. 1. NO. 7 Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida APRIL 17, 1942


High Goes Higher--

Promoted to Capl

Sergeant Rutherford Hig]
Drew Field soldier and a veteran
with 26 years army service, hs
been promoted to the rank (
Captain in the Air Corps and wi
accept his commission on the 17t
of this month.
Born in Bainbridge, Ga., Ser
geant High joined the Army whe
he was 19, shortly before the fire
World War broke out. During th
World War he saw 15 month
service in France with the 20t
Engineers.
Asked when he received hi
Sergeant's rating, High said, "OL
I got that several times." H
was a Sergeant in France but had
to come back into the service a
a private after remaining, out o
the Army for two years follow
ing the Armistice. He was agail
made Sergeant in 1921 while see
ing service in the Canal Zone.
During High's 26 years as ai
enlisted man he has been stationed
at Souther Field, Ga., Kelly Field
Texas, the Panama Canal Zone anc
various points in Central anc
South America.
When the Japs struck at Pear
'a Harbor, Sergeant High was jusi
back from Tmaneuvers with his out-
fit and was all set to go on a fur-
lough on the 8th of December
"The little brown fellows put the
kibosh on that!," High said, "And
I'm still waiting for those 30 free
days leave. Guess we'll have to
win the war first, though."
Following the outbreak of war
in the Pacific, he was transferred
to Drew Field where he has been
working "all over the Field," as
he puts it.
Sergeant High Is married and
has three children, two boys and
a girl.
Asked how he felt about his
promotion to Captain, he said,
"As an old soldier I think it's 0. k.
The old timers need a break once
in a while For all of his service
Sergeant High is only 45 years old,
and says he has a lot of get-up and
go in him yet.
---Talk-And Die!-
The General Is Right
Add signs of a democratic Army:
General Frank's remark when he
saw a couple of buck privates
sporting bright and shiny sun tan
blouses, "No wonder I couldn't buy
one. The enlisted men got to the
stores first."
---Talk-And Die!-
PURSUITS WIN SECOND
NO-HIT GAME TUESDAY

The Drew Field Pursuits came
through with their second conse-
cutive no-hit game Tuesday at
Plant Park against the 431st Sig-
nal Company from MacDill to the
tune of 4-0.
'Carlos Moore, Drew pitcher, only
allowed one man to reach the bases
and that was via the walk route.
The Drew aggregation appears
to be one of the teams to be
reckoned with in the West Coast
League. The Pursuits have been
improving right along. With a
staff of hurlers including Moore,
Eplp, Swindells and Brown, the
men from Drew are going to be
hard to beat.


13th Pitches Promotion Party


I Drew Rookies

t Are No Exception

Rookies have always been a
source of amusement for soldiers
Drew Field rookies are no excep-
tion. Rookies recently arrived al
the tent area on the base answered
everyone, including other privates,
with a 'Yes Sir'.
To top it all off they were
saluting non-coms right and left,
Some of the non-coms were so non-
plused at the sight of a soldier
saluting them they failed to re-
turn the anxious-to-please rookie's
salute.
One rookie was heard to re-
mark, "Darned if these here
stripe officers at Drew ain't
snooty. They ain't but four of 'em
saluted me back this morning."
--Talk-And Die!-

Drew Artists Go

To 3rd Air Force

Six former Hollywood artists
who have been stationed here at
Drew in the Signal Corps received
notice this week of their transfer
to the 3rd Air Force. The men,
all of whom worked in the studios
of Walt Disney before entering the
service, were Morris Sikofsky, Per
Ruse, Edwin Schmidt, Grant
Thompson, Richard Lyford, and
Tony Strobl.
The men have been assigned to
go to the Charlotte Air Base to
paint murals for the Officers'
Club under the direction of Col. C.
W. Howatd, Chief of Staff, 3rd
Air Force.
The artists' talents were brought
to light through a news article re-
leased from the Public Relations
Office, Drew Field.
Lyford, who was a director and
technician with Disney, returned
from Charlotte last week after sur-
veying the work to be done by the
group. The murals will be done
in the Disney manner and feature
the fantastic characters made
famous by the cartoon genius.


Officers and Men of the 131
Squadr<


fOn April 15th approximately
380 guests attended the "Promo-
tion Party" given by the 13th
Transport Squadron in the Club
Room of the Police Pistol Range.
Dinner, consisting of fried
chicken, potato salad, boiled eggs,
assorted sandwiches, dill pickles,
and ham salad, was served at 7
o'clock. During the course of the
evening four lovely waitresses as-
sisted by volunteer waiters from
the 13th kept a steady stream of
beer, Seven-up, Coca Cola, potato
chips, cheese crackers and pretzels
flowing from the kitchen to the
tables.
The ballroom was attractively
decorated with colored balloons
and to the satisfaction of everyone
the bright lights were dimmed
with overhanging, moss.
The program started with a
bang when First Sgt. Jacobson in-
troduced Major Bennett, Com-
manding Officer, of the 13th, who
gave a short speech. The men of
the organization gave their C. O.
a thunderous round of applause.
Sgt. Jacobson then introduced the
following officers of the Squad-
ron: Captain Mueller, Medical Of-
ficer; Lt. Lillie, Adjutant, and Lt.
Szafir, Communications Officer.


th Transport Get Together at
on Party


The big surprise of the evening
was the floor show presided over
by Master of Ceremonies Johnnie
Martini.
Pfc. Lyle Neifert started the pro-
gram with a sizzling harmonica
solo. Following Neifert, Johnny
Martini introduced Floyd Winters
with his Danny Dugan dummy.
Winters refers to his dummy as
Charlie McCarthy's second cousin.
Ruth Marie Perez pleased the
crowd with her numbers and had
trouble getting away. Soldiers
know when they hear something
good.
The lovely Latin from Manhat-
tan, Chinita Gonzalez, knocked the
crowd for a loop with her Ameri-
can version of the famed hula
dance. Half the outfit wanted to
transfer to foreign service in the
tropics after seeing Chinita go
through her paces.
The program closed with a red-
hot rhumba-by Rosita Otero. Ro-
sita tried to get the men on the
floor to dance with her but ap-
parently her Spanish costume, and
officer's watchful eyes, kept the
men glued to their seats. Ser-
geant Rinaldi finally made the
young lady. happy and knocked out
(Continued on Page 3)


What! No Hunt 'n Peck?


This one was supposed to have
happened during General Frank's
last visit to Drew Field. Sounds
too good to be true, but you'll have
to make up your own mind.
Just before the General left a
Sergeant dashed up to deliver a
message, forgetting to salute.
"How long have you been in the
Army, Sergeant?" General Frank
inquired.
"Three months, sir."


"You're no Sergeant, you're just


A few minutes later the same
thing happened with a Corporal on
the receiving end of the General's
caustic comments.
Finally a buck private came
dashing up, clicked his heels to-
gether and cut loose with a salute
that would make a West Pointer
proud.
"How long have you been in the
Army, soldier?" _General Frank
asked again.
"Nine years, sir."
"Nine years and no stripes, how


wearing those stripes. A real Army come "
man doesn't forget to salute of- "I can't pound a typewriter,
ficers." sir," was the polite answer.


Clearwater Lounge


Open To Soldiers


Soldiers from Drew Field cel-
ebrated the opening of a new serv-
ice men's Lounge in Clearwater
last Friday evening. Following the
formal opening of the Lounge the
men were entertained at a dance
on the beach.
The Lounge, located across the
street from the Capitol theatre, is
the latest contribution from the
Clearwater Recreation Council for
the recreation and entertainment
of service men. Furnished com-
fortably, and with good taste, the
Lounge offers service men an ideal
place to gather for games, reading
and writing.
A complete library of new books
including fiction, mysteries, mag-
azines and biographies is available
to soldiers. The lounge also in-
cludes pool tables, a piano, radio
and jook organ. Writing materials
are furnished free to all service
men.
Mrs. Justus Rupperti is honorary
chairman of the Lounge with Mrs.
James R. Dyar acting as executive
chairman. Mrs. George Flagg is
the librarian .
The ladies are now planning to
have two well filled cookie jars on
hand for hungry soldiers with pos-
sibly fudge for everyone over the
week-ends.
The entire furnishings and
equipment of the Lounge were
donated by the ladies of Clear-
water. If comments of soldiers fol-
lowing the formal opening are an
indication the Lounge will be one
of the most popular spots for
service men in the Tampa area.
---Talk-And Die!-


Soldier's Presence

Saves Mother's Life


This is the story of a furlough
that saved a mother's life.
Private Joseph Kubni, 661st Sig-
nal Reporting Company, Frontier,
received word recently that his
mother was dying. "I'm on the
way," he wired and began the 1200
mile race with death to his home
in Charlesrue, Pennsylvania.
"I'll live until Joe comes" his
mother promised, 'but the doctors
warned her family the chances
were slim. After what seemed
centuries on a crawling 'tratn,
Private Kubin burst in the front
door and ran to his mother's bed-
side. She was still alive. Better
yet, Mrs. Kubin dropped into a
quiet sleep after greeting Joe. She
had passed the crisis. A situation
common enough in melodramas
actually came to pass in real life.
Private Kubin is back in camp
now. He's a cook in kitchen No. 6.
[f you want to see a happy fellow,
drop around at mess some time.
He's the big grin in No. 3 line.
But his isn't the only grin in the
661st Frontier Company, the other
s in the orderly room, and belong,
to Captain Alien M. Sell. You see,
he's the man who signed the
furlough.








Page 2 DREW FIELD ECHOES Friday, April 17, 1942


The Drew Field Echoes

JIMMY JACKSON, Publisher
Tampa Army Newspaper

Business Office:
215 BUS TERMINAL BUILDING
Tampa, Florida
P. 0. Box 2555 Phone 2177

All advertisements contained in
this newspaper are also contained in
the MacDill Field Fly Leaf. Minimum
joint eirculhition: 5,000 copies.

ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED
ON REQUEST

A newspaper published exclusive-
ly for the personnel of Drew Field
and devoted to military interests
and the United Nations Victory.
Opinions expressed in this news-
paper are those of the individual
writers and under no circumstances
are they to be considered those of
the United States Army. Advertise-
ments in this publication do not
constitute an endorsement by the
War Department or its personnel of
the products advertised.


MEMBElI
FLORIDA PRESS ASSOCIATION
NAIONALEDITORIALASSOCIATION l
S1942 E


SWatch That "Loose Talk"

1. Take charge of my speech and all Army information
"ticontained therein.
$ 2'. To "walk" my post with a stiff upper lip conducting
rall outside conversations in NON-military vein.
k. 3. To report all violations of these orders by soldiers
i., !-r than myself.
4. To repeat to NO ONE all rumors-of troop move-
ments, strength, types and location.
5. To quit talking shop immediately on leaving this
:post.
| G. To receive, digest and FORGET all rumors from
I Ii it alls," "big shots," and any other source.
S 7. To talk to no one about troop movements or any
other Army activities.
8. To give the alarms in case anyone I know is releasing
I information that would prove of value to the enemy.
9. To call my superior -.1.. I I in any case of a suspicious
nature.
y 10. To salute all questions of well meaning civilians with
respect, courtesy and a firm but polite evasion.
S 11. To be especially watchful when writing letters and
while engaged in conversation with outsiders and to remem-
ber at all times that, any information, no matter how unim-
portant it seems, is of value to the enemy.
-Jefferson Baf'acks (Mo.) Hub.




Gen. Frank Demands


When you are lonesome & blue
C H U R C H CALL and you don't know what to do
come to
Chaplain Arthur A. North M. MILLER'S BAR
Chaplain of 503d Regt. Where she is friendly and true
Sunday BEERS 1111 Florida Ave. WINES


Mass, 7:30 and 8:30 A. M.
Confessions precede each Mass.
Week Days
Mass every morning at 6:10.
Thursday night at 7:30 -Holy
Name Discussion Club.
Confessions in Chaplain North's
Tent in tent area every Saturday.
Service in Base Chapel Tent.
Mass held in Base Chapel Tent.

Chaplain Amos L. Brown
Chaplain of 501st Sig. Regt.
Sunday-
Sunday School, 10:30 A. M.
Preaching, 11:30 A. M.
Thursday night at 7:30 Re-
ligous Films in Tent City.
Services held in last building in
row 117 in 501st Tent Area.

Chaplain William L. Clark
Base Chaplain
Sunday


HOWARD STUDIO
908/2 Franklin St. -:- Suite 18
Open Nights Until 8 P. M.
Across Street From Grants


FERNANDEZ
RESTAURANT
Cuban Sanwiches A Specialty
1216 Franklin St.


The Tampa Army Newspapers
Printed by.
TONY SALGADO, JR.
At
VICKERS PRINTING CO.
1604 Marion Street
Phone 3645

REVEILLE
Four O'clock is a heck of a tim
To get up out of bed
But while we soundly slumbere
The Axis got ahead.

Now getting up at crack at daw
May not be lots of fun,
But it is one of the ways, my
friend,
To beat the "Rising Sun."

Early rising may not bring its
Promised share of wealth,
But we'll be awake enough to
dodge
Those blows below the belt.

And as for making you healthy,
That, no one can really prove.
But to lick the Axis on all the
fronts
We've got to get in the groove!

It may be hard to "get 'em up!"
But when they do, the facts
That Reveille in the U.S.A.
Sounds "Taps" for the Axis!
-Joanne Friberg
-Keep 'Em Flying--


GRENSHAW'S
For GI
FRUITS & PRODUCE


Marching
To.
Clark's


4004 Florida Ave.


Service
Gary
DRUG
S STORE
3103 E. Broadway Ph. Y3743


HOTEL I
FLORIDA AVENUE
FRANK J.
GASPARILLA TAVER:
SERVICE I

Keep 'Em Flying
Laycock Armature Works
Electric Motor- Repairing
W. Earl Laycock, E. H. Laycock
Fortune & Ashley Ph. M 1712


Sunday School, 10:30 A. M.
Tougher Soldiers Preaching 11:30 A. M
Week Days
have to be able to do all of those Week Days
Maj. Gen. Walter H. Frank to- things better than the enemy, Wednesday night: Religious
day demanded that troops of the quicker, harder and with greater Films and Community Sing.
3d Air Force harden themselves endurance. Morning Devotions every morn-
into the "leanest, toughest-fight- "To this end the officers and ing at 8:30 at the Base Chapel
ing men" possible to produce, and men of this command are going to Tent.
Service held in Base Chapel
ie put into effect throughout this undergo a physical conditioning ervce hel n Base shape
command a rigorous physical process designed to make them ent.
d training program to accomplish he leanest, toughest fighting men
that end. its possible to produce." The Christian Science Camp
"Experience relayed from world Particular emphasis is placed on Welfare Worker, Mr. Franklin H.
n battlefronts show that the rigors track athletic events in the pro- Murrell, will be in the Base
of high altitude flying and high- gram. Field days are to be held, Chapel every Monday evening from
speed aerial combat, as well as the with soldiers participating in 6:00 to 8:00. All Christian
fight of endurance we face, neces- strenuous running and jumping Scientists and others interested in
state a hardening of our minds events and feats of endurance and the subject are requested to meet
and bodies for our task," General strength. Soldiers more than 35 with the Worker at that time.
Frank said in issuing his directive years of age will not be required -Invest In Bonds-
to all units of his 3d Air Force to take part in arduous track 1st SGT. MILLER MUST
command. events such as sprints, but will BE QUITE A MAN
"We cannot win this war sim- compete in other events.
ply by learning to fly and bomb The prescribed program consists
and shoot; to march, and to ser- of required exercises for officers, Men of the Sq. & Hq. Squadron,
vice our planes, and supply and and both required and voluntary 30,9th Air Base Group, are up in
feed ourselves," he said. "We exercises for enlisted men. Re- arms over a statement in last
quired of enlisted men are at least week's edition of the ECHOES.
five hours per week of competitive The statement, made under the
SHAFFER'S BEAUTY sports activities. Voluntary ex- heading of the 661st News Letter,
ercises for officers and enlisted concerned the age of the 661st 1st
SHOP men will consist of varied sports Sergeant. Seems the men claimed
activities in off-duty periods, such their first Sergeant was the young-
Specializing in Permanent as baseball, swimming, golf and est at Drew Field.
Waving tennis. The men in the headquarters
S A COMPLETE .BEAUTY -Invest In Bonds- squadron were quick to go to bat
CULTURE
3702 Nebraska -- Ph. M1325 KHAKI CLAD CIVILIAN for their own top-kick. They claim
MEETS M. P. TROUBLE 1st Sergeant Miller is the youngest
With his twenty-one years. Other
Hostesses Jimmy Benson, 208 Verne Ave., claims for first sarge Miller are
eses is begii e ie that he is one of the best softball
is beginning to get an idea of
Dancing what it might be like in the Army. pitchers at Drew; that he can
Stress a man down with the smallest
Jimmy, who wears cotton khaki
number of words, that he can re-
regularly during the summer
WONDER BAR regulmonths, was returning from work fuse a soldier a three day pass and
months, was returning from work
one day recently. As Jimmy saun- make the solderthank him for
-I ,your fun Is 1 dered down Franklin Street he was the favor, and that he can run a
accosted by an M. P. Pepsi-Cola machine and make a
-.4 Our fun 1 The M. P. proceeded to give profit.
Benson a good going over. He We don't know the whole
Benson a good going over. He
1210 Franklin St. -:- Tampa wanted to know why the heck question is open for argument .
Benson wasn't wearing a tie and and the ECHES is to serve
what the devil he meant by not as a ground
Investments, Residential Ap- having his nnpocket bhttoneid The -- Keep 'Em Flying--


praisa Residential Propert" M.P. also said that Benson's
Leslie H. Blank trousers looked more like an ac-
Lecordion than a pair of pants. After
REALTOR- nearly five minutes of good soldier
Ph. 3222 -:- 407 Tampa St. criticism Jimmy informed the MP
that he was not talking to a sol-
.LSBORO dier but to a civilian.
V TWIGGS STREET To partly cover his chagrin the
NES, Mgr. MP turned to leave with the re-
- COLONIAL GRILL mark, "Well you don't look any
WELCOME too good for a civilian."
-Invest In Bonds-


GILBERT HOTEL Meet Yor Friends at ......
811 Tampa Street ROXY BAR
Phone M-1094
-Beer Wine Sandwiches-
George T. Brighwell, Mgr. 203 E. Lafayette St. Ph 2456


Member:
V. F. W.
Purple Heart

E. P. Johnson & Son
Watchmakers & Jewelers
OPEN UNTIL 8:30 P. M.
214 E. Lafayette -:- Tampa
Next To Manhattan Cafe


A FRIEND


Adams Kennedy
Whiting and Jefferson
Tampa, Fla.
Groceries, Tobacco, Candy
Notions

Special Price To Service Men


PORTRAITS
by Henley
442 W. Lafayette St.-3rd Floor
Phone H-3035
For Your Convenience Studio
Is Open 10 P. M. Tuesday,
Thursday, and Saturdays

A HOME BUY OR RENT
SEE
Jay Hearin, Inc.
REALTORS
PHONE M1861

Compliments of

GILBERT HOTEL
George Brightwell, Mgr.
811 Tampa St.


Berger & Rachelson, Inc.
The Home of Pleezing Products
*
12th and Whiting St. Ph. 4041


GULP LUMBER GO.
"Everything to
Build Anything"
Millwork Made To Order
500 Packwood
Ph. H 1862 -:- Tampa


Air Base Bus

Lines, Inc.

30 Minute Service to Both
Fields At All Hours


V

15 Minute Service
During Rush Hours




For Further Informatlon



Call 3286


. i


FridayS April 17, 1942


Page 2


DREWm FIELD E~CHOES


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Friday April1~, 192-.- ''FIELDE-- OE-----


Compliments of the .

White Way Laundry

2806 Armenia Avenue

Phone H 3898




WELCOME

THE BEER GARDEN
DANCING
Florida Avenue. North of City

CLEAN QUIET
McCadam's Cozy Inn
1706 Florida Ave. Ph. M53-153
Hostess Mrs. McCadam
Easy Walking Distance to Town

When you get that "Wish I was
back where I could get some
good, home-cooked food" feel-
ing we prescribe a
FRIED CHICKEN or STEAK
dinner with hot biscuits and
everything good at

Mrs. Sherman's
WAYSIDE INN
10 Miles East on State Rd. 23
Serving until 10 P.M. Y5562


TAMPA RIDING CLUB
At The Yacht Club Stables
PHONE Y 3403
Phone For Appointment

Keep 'Em Flying
Seaboard Restaurant
SERVING GOOD FOOD
Mariano Russo, Prop.
1901 2d Ave. Phone Y1718
(Spaghetti Our Specialty)

Keep 'Em Flying

Tampa Bay Market
Andrew G. Cloetelis, Prop
204 West Lafayette Street
Phone H-3141

Keep 'Em Flying

Tampa Brokerage Corp.
Merchandise
H. S. Dawson, Pres., Treasurer
Hugh W. Britton, Secretary
Tampa Union Terminal Bldg.
PHONE M-8364


Who is she?
This petite and attractive blonde is appealing to local service men
to give her a name.
At WTSP, where she broadcasts daily at 4:30 P. M. to 5:00 P. M.,
she is billed as "The Mystery Maid of Melody." The program will
consist of the latest recordings of top dance bands, with special atten-
tion to the service men of Drew, MacDill, and Behjamin Fields, as
well as the local Maritime and Coast Guard bases. The "Mystery
Maid's" style of broadcasting will be intimate and chatty, interspersed
occasionally with the kind of singing that is a sure cure for home-
sickness.
The Mystery Maid is small and shapely, with animated bright
blue eyes. Her main ambition in life is to make service men happy.


In return, all she wants to know
name?


Camp Roberts, Calif.-To outwit
"them varmits that's been rustling
rubber tires" the West Garrison
service station has begun branding
the "priority critters" by burning
license plate numbers on the side-
walls of precious tires.
-----alk-And Die!-
They say if you get sand in your
shoes you'll want to return to
Florida. If this is true Florida can
look forward to the men at Drew
becoming permanent residents
after the duration and six months.
-Talk-And Die!-
A drew Field private's girl mar-
ried a Captain in India via cable-
gram. Happy day .lonesome
night.


MADISON DRUG COMPANY
Franklin and Madison Street
Where the Men of the Armed Service Shop and Eat
We Are Anxious to Be of Service

BAY VIEW HOTEL
FIREPROOF CONSTRUCTION -:- EVERY ROOM WITH BATH
W. B. SHULER, Manager
208 JACKSON ST. Between FRANKLIN & TAMPA
TAMPA, FLORIDA -:- PHONE M 5537

FIHIENDLY AND JARMAN SHOES FOR MEN
McCASKILL CLOTHING COMPANY
711 FRANKLIN STREET
(Next to Tampa Theatre)


WE COME. .
You will always find a welcome
At The
Tampa Gospel Tabernacle
2310 JEFFERSON ST.
John Minder, Pastor
SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday School 10:00 A. M.
Morning Worship 11:00 A. M.
The Gospel in Pictures and
Song 7:45 P. M.


ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY

WELCOME


REV. A. A. SMITH, Pastor

Tampa Gospel Center

Tyler and Ashley Streets


is this: Won't someone give her a


13th Pitches

Promotion Party


(Continued from Page 1)

a few conga steps in the good old
American fashion.
Captain Mueller and his charm-
ing wife were introduced to the
guests. Captain Mueller being the
latest of the bachelors of BOQ 29
to join the matrimonial ranks.
Captain Tully and Lt. Lillie now
remain as tie only members of this
bachelor outfit. Lt. Lillie pre-
sented Captain and Mrs. Mueller
with a beautiful gift given by
Major Bennett, Major Kaeppel,
Captain Forrest, Captain Tully, Lt.
Lillie, and Lt. Szafir.
The committeemen, S/Sgt.
Smyth, S/Sgt. Grubbs. Sgt. Zechar,
and Sgt. Steele were introduced
and received a great ovation for
their excellent work.
During the evening Sgt. Urmson
announced his engagement to
Miss Jeannie Darby, and Sgt. Wol-
bert announced his engagement to
Miss Betty Mulvain of Marion,
Ohio.
--Talk-And Die!-


Tampa Auto Haven is a. nice
place for your family to stop
when visiting you.-Adv.

STAR DELICATESSEN
AND GROCERY
MAX STAR, Proprietor
Kosher Delicatessenl Dairyi Pro-
ducts, Staple and Fancy Gro-
ceries, Imported Appetizers
Try our hot canned Beef, tongue
805 GRAND CENTRAL AVE.
Open Every Night 'Till 11 P. M.


LET'S NAME HER, MEN


TIPS FROM THE


13th

Sidelights on the 13th Brawl
of the 15th

Tech Sergeant Rinaldi could get
a job with LIFE if he would cover
every assignment as well as he did
the party. We personally have
never seen a more active photog-
rapher.

Pvt. 'Nelson Eddy' Greenberg
did all he could to help Marie
Perez with her singing. Where
has he been hiding all his talent?

Captain Smith, Special Services
Officer, can sure sling a wicked
foot on the dance floor. Glad you
came to our party, Captain.

We believe everybody got a kick
out of singing "God Bless Amer-
ica" for the grand finale of the
party. How about "Auld Lang
Syne" for the next blowout?

The party got awfully quiet
when Chinita Gonzalez did her
hula dance. Both officers and
men were wide-eyed at the grace-
ful gyrations of this lovely Latin
Miss.

Who was the rubber-leg private
doing the conga with such gusto
in front of the bandstand?

Sergeant Grubbs gave the
rather heavy singer a good work-
out on the dance floor. The ser-
geant dances as well as he plays
basketball and that's saying
something.

Sergeant Jacobson couldn't
make much time with the females
because his microphone activities
kept him too busy. Don't kick,
Sergeant, we didn't have a mike
and we still couldn't get to first
base.

Earl Carrol missed a bet by not
attending our party. Did you ever
see so much pulchritude in one
ball room?

Sergeant Steele oughta make a


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this cooking business. Congratu-
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Sally Rand had better look to
her laurels. The private doing the
bubble dance after blitzing the
balloons was pretty cute.

When the 13th throws the en-
ergy into a battle that they throw
into a dance, then, God help the
Japs.

Lt. Szafir's got a lot to live up
to now that his hypothetical en-
gagement has been announced.

Who was the dream in a white
slack suit who waited on the ta-
bles? We danced with her but she
says her name and address are a
military secret. Any help on this
question would be appreciated by
men in the orderly room.


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0ae4DE IL COSFiaArl1,14


PURSUITS TAKE ON TWO SATURDAY


LT. FEIBEL DIRECTS
WRESTLING GROUP Buy onds

An enthusiastic group of wrest-
lers has been turning out for mat The War Department is mak-
practice in the tent area under the ing the purchase of War Bonds
direction of Lt. Robert Feibel. easy for any soldier in the Army
Lt. Feibel is a former Ohio of the United States by providing
State Un y w g for deductions on the monthly pay-
State University wrestling cham- rolls by Army finance officer of
rolls by Army finance officers;of
pion and the grunt and groan men the purchase price of the bonds in
are picking up a number of the monthly instalments. Enlisted men
fine points of the game from him. may make an allotment of $1.25


Practice is held every Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday nights,
weather permitting, and embrionic
wrestlers are urged to attend.
----Talk-And Die!-

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Men at

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To Rocky Point


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Osteopathic Surgeon
Era (Radio-Diagnosis) and
Treatment
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per month or any multiple of that
amount. Officers may make an
allotment of $3.76 per month, or
any multiple of $1.25 above that
amount. Deductions of these allot-
ments will be applied on the pur-
chase price of War Bonds, bonds
to be delivered to the person
named by the soldier when the
last instalment is paid.
Capt. Kenneth G. Baker has
been appointed Bond-Officer for
the Drew Field Air .Base. He will
be assisted in the War Bond sales
campaign by Staff Sgt. A. R. Ta-
tum, of the S-4 section.
War Bonds are sold in the fol--
lowing denominations: $25, $50,
$100, $500 and $1.000. Each bond
is dated the first of the month in
which payment is received land
matures 10 years from issue date
of the bond.
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A roller-skating tournament is
scheduled to be held in the near
future for the men at Drew ac-
cording to an announcement from
the Physical Training Office,
today.


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VAUDEVILLE SHOW
MAKES HIT WITH
DREW SOLDIERS

Men in the tent area were en-
tertained at a soldier-civilian vau-
deville show Monday night, April
13. The show was the regular
Monday night entertainment
brought to Drew Field by the
Special Service office under the
direction of Lt. DeForrest, assisted
by Privates Alex Markowicz and O.
Z. Whitehead.
Soldier artists on the program
included three guitar playing
Privates, Ricki, Pixley and Good;
operatic selections by Sergeant
Caesar Longo; harmonica playing
by Private Thomas Leo, and piano
numbers by Corporal Pompeo.
Working with the Tampa De-
fense Recreation Council, Johnny.
Martinez, a noted South American
rhumba dancer, brought a sterling
cast of civilian entertainers to
Drew Field for the show. They in-
cluded singers Betty Petilla, Eu-
nice Dious, Carmen Diaz and Ruth
Marie Perez; rhumba dancer, Ro-
sita; contortionist, Martha Reid;
Hawaiian dancer, Chinita, and
castanet dancer, Kiki Menendez.
The Special Service office is in
need of more entertainers among
the enlisted men. Any soldier who
can sing, dance, act or play an
instrument is urged to contact Lt.
DeForrest at the Special Service
tent near the Regimental Head-
quarters.
Incidentally, those eye-catching
posters you've seen up advertising
the Monday night shows are done
by Pvt. John Autrey, a former
member of the Washington Post
art staff.
--Talk-And Die!-

WE NEED SPEED
IN THE ARMY


1st Sergeant John W. Miller, Hq.
& Hq. Squadron. 309th Air Base
Group, is a fast man. Pitcher on
the squadron softball team, the
sergeant is the fastest man they
have on the bases. His speed is not
confined to the athletic field, how-
ever.
A Corporal in March, the SBr-
geant was promoted to Staff Ser-
geant on March 17. A week later,
on the 22nd, he was rated 1st Ser-
geant. At that rate he should be a
General before the duration and
six months have elapsed.


Hq & Hq Team

Wins Twin Bill'

The Hq & Hq Squadron soft
ball team journeyed to Fairview
Park Wednesday night to win a
double header from Sears & Roe-
buck, 11 to 10, and the Sheet
Metal Workers, 12 to 10.
The highlights of the game with
the Sears-Roebuck team included
"Iron Man" Miller's moundwork
and "Smiling John" Smiljanick's
Frank Merriwell catches in center
field.
Miller gave the Roebuck club a
total of 10 hits while his mates
were banging out 11.
In the second game against the
Sheet Metal Workers Miller again
worked on the mound dishing up
only a few scattered hits, while
the Air Men blasted the opposing
chucker-for as many as seven hits
in one inning.
Keifer's home run in the fourth
with the bases loaded highlighted
this tilt, along with Miller's power-
ful hurling.
Any soft ball team at Drew
wishing games with this formida-
ble outfit can make arrangements
by calling 267 and asking for
Paterson.
The Hq & Hq Squadron line-
up included De Santo, 3b; Hahn,
c; Jarvie, If; Keifer, Ib; Ray, rf;
Gismondi, 2b; Hayes, ss; Smil-
janick, cf; Miller, p.
-Talk-And Die!--

FORMER FRIENDS MEET
AGAIN AT DREW FIELD


It's a small world, after all.
And the Army is one place to prove
it. Take the case of Sergeant Gen-
neralla, of the Hq. & Hq. Squa-
dron, 309th Air Base Group.
Eighteen months ago Johnny
left his .home town of Pottsville,
Pac. to come into the Army. His
friend, Fralcis Templin, who lives
across the street from Johnny in
Pottsville, bade him adieu. Johnny
told Francis he'd see him after
the war was over. But the friends
didn't have to wait that long.
Sunday morning Johnny was
waiting in the chow line. He re-
ceived a terrific whack on the
back and was greeted with, "Well
I'll be darned, Johnny, what are
you doing here?" Yep, it was
Francis, he'd joined the Army
last week!


Meet Tampa U.

And Maritime Nines

The Drew Field Pursuits are
scheduled to play two games Sat-
urday afternoon. The first game
will be with the Maritime Train-
ing School at Macfarland Park at
2 o'clock.
The second go will be with
Tampa University in the Tampa
stadium at 5 p. m. The strong
Tampa club holds a win and a loss
with the MacDill nine.
Pitchers Epps or Brown will
probably be called to start the
initial encounter with Swindells or
More hurling the night-cap.
Men who want to see the two
games are asked to contact the
Physical Training Office at once.
Transportation will be furnished.
-Talk-And Die!-

Boxers Don Gloves

For Future Battles

If you are interested in the
manly art of self defense now is
your chance. The Physical Train-
ing Office here at Driew starts the
training of a boxing team Monday.
If you can fight, if you want to
learn to fight, or if you think you
can fight, go to the Physical Train-
ing Office Monday and enter your
name. Men of all weights are
needed for our team.
Instruction and training will be
under the direction of Lt. R. H. R.
Risley, Physical Training Officer,
who has had considerable ex-
perience in the training of boxers.
He will be assisted by Pvt. Harold
Ovis, former pro fighter.
Drew fighters have been very
successful in the past. Two cham-
pionships were won at the Golden
Gloves tournament in Miami. Pat
Patterson, our bantam-weight,
also competed in the East Coast
Championship fights in New York
City.
---Keep 'Eml Flying-
DANCES PLANNED

Catholic girls of Tampa and
vicinity have formed a C-Club to
entertain soldiers with dances and
other forms of recreation. The
girls give a weekly dance in the
Knights of Columbus club room
every Thursday evening. The
club room is located in the Allied
building, Cass and Tampa Streets.
All service men are cordially in-
vited.


MOTOR COURT CATERS
TO FAMILIES ONLY

Combines Luxury
With Economy

Wives, sweethearts, parents and
friends of officers and men at Mac-
Dill and Drew Fields have made a
discovery in Tampa. Scores of them
have found how to spend a visit
with their relatives in uniform
here without spending all their
"cash on hand" for lodging.
Unknown to many a service man
out on Nebraska avenue (US 41)
at 124th Street is Tampa Auto
Haven. This Motor Court partakes
of none of the undesirable features
often associated in our minds with
"tourist camps." Local custom and
"party" business are rigidly ex-
cluded. No jook organ disturbs the
sleeping hours. No bar encourages
celebration by other guests when
they wish to rest. -The boisterous
conducts almost invariably found
at feasts on occasions wherever
liquor is sold is wholly absent.


A Typical Interior at Tampa Auto Haven


And 24-hour watch service insures
enforcement of this policy as well
as safety of self and property.
Tips are unknown and car stor-
age and other "extras" are elimi-
nated. Their car stays at their door.
They can drive to either field in
the time it would take to get their
car "out of hock" in a storage
garage. No lobby parade down a
peacock's alley is necessary in get-
ting to and from their sleeping


quarters.
And yet they sleep on Beauty
rest Mattresses, enjoy a private
radio ard generous supplies of ice
without extra charges or tips,
bathe in hot water, sleep in a room
with four way ventilation, loaf
under and electric fan and pick
flowers in gardens at their door.
You'd think it would cost more
than a good hotel room but its
diversity; it costs less.-(Adv.)


VISITING WIVES AND FAMILIES

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Friday, April 17, 194:2


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May 10th

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On Sunday mornings in time
to hear Roy Mason and the
Buffalo Singers, over radio sta-
tion WDAE, 8:15 to 9:00.
Then attend church at the
Buffalo Ave. Baptist Church
"Tampa's Livest Church"


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South Florida Boxing Officer Candidate

Tournament Planned Schools Tough

In a letter to the Drew Field
Physical Training Officer, Mr. A letter to the ECHOES from
Carl Dillon, Sports Editor of the William Grant, recently selected
Miami Daily News, expresses ap- from Drew soldiers to attend Of-
preciation for the co-operation ficers Candidate School, praises
given the News during the recent the Army for choosing Miami as a
Golden Gloves tournament. The raining site for potential officers.


letter follows:
Lieut. R. H. R. Risley,
Physical Training Officer,
Drew Field, Tampa.
Dear Sir:
Pardon this long delay in writ-
ng you since our trip to New
York, but I have been so busy at
the Office, I have not had the op-
portunity. Now with the season
over, I am able to catch up with
my correspondence.
I wish to thank you for allow-
ng Pat Patterson to make the
trip, and I am very well pleased
with the showing he made. He
really fought better in his second
fight, which he lost, than in the
first which he won. However, he
just didn't have the experience to
compete 'with his second round
opponent. He went down fighting
and put up a very good exhibition.
His conduct was exemplary on the
trip, and I am sure that he had a
good time.
I haven't forgotten those pic-
tures you asked for, and I will
mall them to you some time this
week along with a picture of Pat-
terson in his New York fight.
Give my regards to Pat and
please accept my very best wishes
or yourself and Drew Field. I
.ope that we can get together
again on an amateur tournament.
I have been giving some thought
to putting on a tournament some-
time later for servicemen only in
South Florida with the entire pro-
ceeds to be divided equally among
he camps competing, the money
to go to-the athletic funds. I be-
lieve we could have a good tourna
ment and raise a couple of hun-
dred dollars for each team enter-
ing. From what I hear around here
the athletic coffers are not very
well filled.
Think this over and when you
get a chance please drop me a line
as to what you think of it and
whether a Drew Field team could
be entered.
Very truly yours,
CARL DILLON.


Grant describes the school as "a
beautiful place in which to take
training. Our room faces the
ocean and the rooms are palatial.
We eat' at a popular Miami restau-
rant, but we still have the balanced
G.I. diet. We are constantly on the


CHOW CALL
At
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Plate Lunches
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Beers 1222 Nebraska Ave.


Soldiers Should

Know 'Mail Rules'


Just in case you've had any ar-
guments about what kind of mail
may be sent free of charge here's
the dope again: free mail may be
sent by anyone on active duty with
the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or
Coast Guard.
Letters, in order to be sent with-
out charge, must bear in the up-
per right hand corner the word
"Free," and in the upper left hand
corner the name of the sender to-
gether with his rank or rating and
the. designation of the service to
which he belongs.
The new service applies to all
parts of the United States, its
possessions, and in any other place
outside the U.S. where the U.S.
mail service is in operation, In-
cluding Army and Navy bases,
Naval vessels, etc. Postcards come
under the ruling, but air mail,
packages and parcels do not.
Letters sent from civilians to
members of the armed forces must
still carry postage.


go, yet we realize the Army has a
lot to teach us before we can step
out with those little gold bars."
Bill also tells us the officers in
charge keep the students busy
every minute of the day. Exercises,
drills, and class-room work take
most of the day. Students are not
allowed out in the evenings but
according to Grant's letter they
are so tired after a day's work they
are more than happy to return to
their rooms.
Hurry back to Drew, Bill, and
bring those bars with you.


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Fridaya?, April 17, 19422


DREAV FIELD ECHI-OES


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Glenn Miller To

Salute Drew Field


That swinging jivin' man, Glenn
Miller, and his band will salute
Drew Field Saturday, April 18,
from 5:00 to 6:00 P. M. Eastern
War Time.
The program will be heard lo-
cally through the facilities of
WrTSP, 1380 kc., St. Petersburg.
Each week Miller and his band
select a Field or Camp for a
salute. The broadcast, postponed
from April 4, is on a coast-to-
coast hook-up of the Mutual
Broadcasting system.
A poll of the Field revealed "I
Don't Want To Walk Without
You, Baby" as the most popular
number with Drew soldiers, 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 Phono-
graph.
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
'narie band' concert.



Shave, Shine, Shower

At' local U. S. 0.


SThe U.S.0, Club at 506 Madison
is certainly doing its part in keep-
ing the soldiers in Tampa neat
and clean. The Club, operated by
the N..C.C.., has installed shave
and shower facilities for use of
service men. The facilities are
free to all soldiers anid include
razors, blades, shaving soap and
towels. The Club is- also install-
ing a shoe shine box where a fel-
low can shine his G.I.'s until, they
dazzle the eyes of the local citi-
zens. Shoe polish and cloths will
be available to soldiers. Better
stay neat, men, the M.P.'s know
all about these services that are
free to you.


'Page 6


Welcome to the


New Army Men

... arriving in Tampa during
the past week.
DR. ERNEST GUDATH
DR. C.Oi MAYO
A. C. WESTLAKE *
DR. A. MALCOLM SMITH
A. ,McGREARTY, R. N.
SDR. J. C. MARTIN
E. O. PALERMO
NASH HIGGINS-
DR. COLEMAN T. BROWN
AO MORTIMER G. LUNSFORD
JO~)II~EllE HOHUSTON
E. P. ABBOTT
AAA
WALTERi L. WINTERS
PENINSULAR NET & TWINE CO.
DR.. .L. MAiW\tOU
J3BOR ~ AN GOf GARAGE
CHIEF; -A. 'ti WHITE
IREV. ~IOHN tAiVEY SOPER '
C. EDMUIND WORTH
MAYWORTH SHOWCASE
WORKS
DR. W. iti. dOP
PETE'S'PLAtME
A JRIlND ;.
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Md biNAIAD GARAGE

YBOR CITY PRESB
11th Avenue and Lowe Street e:
to the boys at MacDill an
our se
Sunday School 9:45 A.M., M
Evening Servic
REV. WALTER B.


"THIS IS A HELL OF A TIME FOR HIM TO PULL RANK"


Soldiers Entertained At St.
Petersburg and Clearwater

The Defense Recreation Councils
,f St. Petersburg and Clearwater
entertained 250 Drew Field sol-
diers at dances Saturday night,
April 11.
The dance in St. Petersburg was
held at the William and Mary
Hotel and the 150 men who at-
tended the affair reported having
a great time. The Clearwater dance
was held in the American- Legion
Hall, and 100 soldiers stated to a
man that they'll be looking for-
ward to the next invitation.
These dances will be held every
week if plansof the Special Service
Office work out.
--Talk-And Die!-
BAD HAT

A garrison hat with a bad repu-
tation is owned by Pfc. Gene Ry-
bicki of the 503 Signal Regiment.
A few weeks ago Pfc. Joe Banks
borrowed it to wear into town on
a date and the next day Joe came
home married. Two weeks later
Pvt. Ed Park decided he knew a
good thing when he saw it, so he
borrowed Rybicki's hat to wear
while visiting his girl. Sure
enough, Park came back a married
man. Rybicki is considering rent-
ing the hat out to wife-seeking
soldiers.


S OW, P6,

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Covert rV -
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YTERIAN MISSION
extends a most cordial invitation
id Drew Fields, to attend
Trvices
morning Services 11:00 A.M.
es 7:30 P. M.
PASSIGIJA, Pastor


Variety Spices Life of

Western Union Operator


"Of course we enjoy our work,
and we'd rather wait on soldiers
than anyone else," says Mary
Shaw, the gracious young red-head
at the base Western Union office.
Mary, Jeanette Rivers and Mrs.
Helen Heyd are the three comely
lasses who take those hurriedly
written wires and prepare them
for transmission. The office main-
tains 24-hour service, being oper-
ated by Civil Service employees
during the day and by men in the
Signal Corps at night.
"Our biggest job," Mary says,
"Is answering questions, and most
of them are about why a money
order hasn't arrived." Drew sol-
diers do most of their telegraph
business over the money order
counter, according to the girls.
This is especially true when fur-
loughs are granted, the usual pro-
cedure being for the lucky lad to
dash madly to the Western Union
office and wire home for some of
that happy cabbage-collect. Re-
cruits seem to be the only ones
who have the money for pre-paid
wires.
When a money order arrives,
the recipient must get it at the
downtown office in Tampa, al-
though notification is given upon
its arrival. Money orders may be
sent from the base office, but to
date the staff has had little work
along this line.
Besides the numerous requests
for dates, the girls like their work
because of the amusing things
that happen during the day. Re-
cently a soldier came to the office-
and requested a blank. After
some two hours of deep thought
he handed the girls an Easter mes-
sage addressed to his mother and
dad. He wished the folks a happy,
happy, happy Easter and could
they please spare a little cash.
-Talk-And Die!-



FLAMINGO LOUNGE

FLORIDAN TRIO
PLAYING NIGHTLY




NO MINIMUM
NO COUVERT





HOTEL FLORIDAN
JAMES B. PICKAUD, Mgr.


VICTORY TIE

Harold Ovis, the lad who helped
to push our boxers to the top in
the recent Golden Gloves tourna-
ment, returned from his furlough
to New York Thursday.
Ovis not only brought back the
latest gossip from the main stem
but sported the last word in neck-
wear. He is wearing a G. I. colored
tie with a hugh 'V' in the center
crossed with the well known dot,
dot, dot. dash. That's what we call
all-out with the victory sign.
---Talk-And Die!-
ADVICE

Keep mum, chum.
Tie your gum.
Hibernate.
Don't debate
Information
Of our nation
Consequential.
Leave to Winchell
All the chatter
Of the matter
Military.
Hari-kari,
Spike the hearsay
Tossed your way
Today.
Keep mum, chum.
Tend YOUR tongue.
(From Mather Field Wing Tips)
---Talk-And Die!--

Photo Lab Men

Need Anchor

Men in the base photo lab are in
search of an anchor. The men
constructed a small bridge to cross
the drainage ditch located north
of the guard house. Heavy rains
recently have consistently washed
the bridge away so after each
shower the men form a searching
party to locate their bridge.
If anyone can help these fellows,
with an anchor of any kind, they
are requested to- call the photo
lab.

-Wonder how privates are going
to get rid of forty-two bucks a
month? The raise should come
any day now... we hope.


HILLSBORO LODGE
No: 25 F & AM
MASONIC TEMPLE
508 E. Lafayette Street
Meets every Tuesday 7:30 P. M.
Fellowcraft degree conferred
April 21st
Entered apprentice degree con-
ferred, May 5th
A cordial welcome extended to
all masons in the service





All Master Masons Invited to
Attend

John Darling Lodge
No. 154 F & AM
610 MADISON STREET
Lodge meets every Wednesday
7:30 P. M.


FLORIDA THEATRE
HEART OF DOWNTOWN
Sunday and Monday
SHADOWS OF THE THIN MAN
Also
CALL OUT THE MARINES
with
Victor McLaglen Ed. Lowe
Tuesday and Wednesday
A DAY IN SOVIET RUSSIA
Also
YOUNG AMERICA


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

VANISHING

IRGINIAN

Frank Morgan


COMING
SUNDAY!


SHERMAN CONCRETE PIPE COMPANY
PHONE H-3556
602 S. Freemont Ave. Tampa, Florida


Phone M-5588 Special Rates to Service Men

LAFAYETTE HOTEL
E. A. CLAY, Manager
120 W. Lafayette Tampa, Florida


The story in last week's edition
- -- --- r -.. i of the ECHOES concerning food
served in the 'Biltmore Cafeteria'
pleased the Sergeant. Saturday
the men had T-bone steaks.
-Talk-And Die!-
S Those 'sounds in the night' you
'i hear on the base are the Air Base
Detachment bunch returning from
-i | a fifteen mile hike.


Vtisif

'~ P SPANISH
RESTAURANT
I THE HEART Or TrOR CITT
sinceSINE 1180


Friday, April 17, 1942


DREW FIELD ECHOES




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