VOL. 1. NO. 8. Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida Friday, April 24, 1942
HERE IT IS! Magician At
Here it is, men! It's the new
shoulder patch adopted by the
Army Air Forces.
The distinctive emblem will be
worn by AAF personnel every-
Four colors are featured in the
new patch; white star with a red
center, stylized gold wings, and a
field of ultra marine blue.
New Air Forces patches will be
available in quantity as soon as
the Service of Supply can issue
them and will replace patches
now being worn in the AAF. Vari-
ous units will be privileged to
wear distinctive unit insignias.
This is the patch that is des-
tined to be remembered for a long
time by the Axis Powers, after we
have kicked their pants off.
Danish Sailor In
Army At Drew
Frode Andersen, former deck
officer in the Danish Navy, now
serves in Uncle Sam's Army here
at Drew Field.
Andersen came to the United
States in 1938 before the invasion
of his homeland by Hitler's Storm
Troopers. He is now looking
forward to the day when he can
help drive the "Ratzies" from his
Andersen hopes to put his of-
ficer's training to some use in the
United States Army. He has made
application for Officers Candidate
Houdini Protege Appears
At Monday Performance
Nat Holton, close friend of the
late Houdini and an excellent
magician in his own right, led
off the vaudeville show for Drew
Field men Monday night. Holton's
tricks, many of them learned di-
rectly from the 'great master of
illusory effects, were styled after
No soldiers were presented on
the program, but they will have
important roles in coming shows.
Other acts were put on by sev-
eral youthful aspirants from
Tampa and a group of former
vaudeville entertainers who call
themselves the Headliners of Yes-
terday. These former troupers on
the three-a-day circuit are com-
ing out of retirement now that
vaudeville is coming back and are
brushing up their talents at sol-
For Soldiers' Families
According to information re-
leased from Washington this
week, Drew soldiers with families
may soon have an opportunity to
see their dependents provided with
allowances from the government.
In legislation placed before con-
gress this week -all dependents
would be grouped into two classes,
A and B. Wives and children
would come under Class A, par-
ents, grandchildren, brothers and
sisters under Class B.
In the case of a wife but no
children, the allowance (outright
contribution from the govern-
ment) would be $20. To this
payment would be added $20 de-
ducted from the enlisted man's
The allowance to a wife and one
child would be $30, with a $10
per month additional for each ad-
ditional child. Supplementing
this would be the $20 deducted
from the check of the soldier.
Happy days are coming for men
of the Armed Forces! The Senate
has approved the Army Pay Raise
Bill by a 74-0 vote, and the War
Department has endorsed the
Army pay, making speedy enact-
ment of the bill a certainty.
The House of Representatives
must vote on the bill and they
went into session yesterday.
Under the provisions of the bill,
all enlisted men will receive a
pay increase. The $21.00 a month
buck private will disappear. He
will draw, under the provisions
of the new act, a bountiful $42.00
FIRST BOND SOLD AT DREW Pursuits Play
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Staff Sergeant A. R. Tatum, Materiel office in Base Headqua
ters, was the first Drew Field soldier to buy a War Bond under t
new allotment plan. The plan allows soldiers to purchase War Bon
by setting aside a portion of their pay each month. Capt. Kenneth
Baker, Drew Bond Officer, is pictured with Sergeant Tatum as t
Sergeant signs up. Incidentally Sergeant Tatum is the Base Bon
salesman, and he'll be seeing you. (Army Air Corps Photo)
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN AIR RAII
1. As soon as the bombs start dropping, run like Hell. (It does
matter where, just scram).
At Plant Field
Drewmen Gunning For
Second Win Saturday
In what promises to be one of
fighten'est games of the season
the Drew Field Pursuits will bat-
tle the MacDill Field nine Satur-
day afternoon on the Plant Field
diamond at 2 o'clock.
Moore will probably start on
the mound for Drew.
In their first game with Mac-
Dill the Drew Pursuits beat their
rivals, 4 to 1, with Sgt. Fred
Swindells turning in a six-hit
Performance on the mound. The
MacDill nine will be out gunning
Sfor this one to even the series.
After their defeat by Drew,
MacDill stopped the Tampa Uni-
ar- versity nine once and were beaten
he by them last Saturday. In their
ds one game with Tampa University
G. Drew was downed, 3 to 1.
ad Big threat of the MacDill nine
is former Detroit slugger, Sgt.
Hank Greenberg, who was held
D hitless in his last appearance
against Drew. Since then Green-
Sberg has been successfully bottled
up by all of the teams the Flyers
have m+et and observe ar wait_
Take advantage of opportunities afforded you when air raid sirens in f tedayhs. b st a-
lng for the day his big bat starts
sound the warning of attack, for example:ng for the day hi big bat starts
a. If in a bakery, grab some pie or cake, etc. pounding them out.
b. If in a tavern, grab a bottle. The game will be open to the
c. If in a theatre, grab a blonde, public.
If an incendiary bomb is found burning in a building, throw gaso- An admission charge of 25c will
line on it; you can't put it out anyhow, you might just as well have be made for the game. Proceeds
a little fun. will go into the athletic fund of
a. If no gasoline is available, throw a bucket of water on it and Drew and MacDill Fields.
lie down-you're dead.
A convoy is scheduled to leave
P.S.-The properties of the bomb-free hydrogen from the water A convoy is scheduled to leave
the Base Motor Pool to transport
causing rather rapid combustion. (In fact, it will explode with a t he Base Motor wa to attend th
helluva crash.) soldiers who want to attend the
helluva crash.)at 1:30 p. m. Saturday.
If you find an unexploded bomb, always pick it up and shake it game, at 1:30 p. m. Saturday.
nik h. /P.X. checks will NOT be accepted
like hell. (Maybe the firing pin is stuck.) i leu o .
a. If it should be a time bomb, stand by with a stop-watch. The
data you obtain this way should bring you surprising results.
5. Drink heavily, eat onions, limburger cheese, etc., before entering a
crowded air-raid shelter. (It will make you very popular with the
people within your immediate vicinity, eliminating any unnecessary
discomforture that would be prevalent if people crowded too
6. Always get excited and holler bloody murder. (It will add to the
fun and confusion, and scare hell outa the kids.)
7. If you should be the victim of a direct bomb hit, don't go to pieces.
(Lie still and you won't be noticed.)
8. Knock the air-raid wardens down if they start to tell you what to
do. They always save the best seat for themselves and their
Boost Is Now Certain
The following is a schedule of
Rating Present New
Privates $ 30 $ 42
Privates First Class.... 36 48
Corporals ................ 54 66
Sergeants 60 78
Staff Sergeants .......... 72 96
First Sergeants.......... 84 114
Master Sergeants ...... 125 138
The $10 increase for one year's
service would be discontinued un-
der the bill, and there would also
be increases for some commis-
"No official word has been re-
ceived by our office," says Capt.
S. E. Burns, Agent Finance Of-
ficer, Drew Field, "regarding
the pay increase. We have re-
ceived official notice of an Act
which became effective March
.28." The Act of March 28 was one
to limit the initial pay of $21 per
month of men in the Army and
Marine Corps to men in the 7th
grade." This means that men who
receive a rating before the end of
The Drew Field Private who
left his camera in a car near
Ocala, Fla., on Easter Sunday
can recover it by properly
identifying it at the Public Re-
lations Office. The camera
has been forwarded to us by
Lieut. James Spencer, who gave
the soldier a ride from Ocala
to Drew, and he has asked the
Echoes to see what could be
done about locating the cam-
LAME AND LAZY!
When you answer sick call
don't forget to take your gas
mask with you. Special Orders,
April 20, from the Office of the
Base Commander, read "All sol-
diers reporting for sick call will
bring their gas masks with them.
Except in emergency, no patients
four months service will be paid will be treated unless they are ac-
the rate of pay prescribed for that companies by their gas mask."
rating. Formerly men who were In an emergency your company
promoted before the expiration of commander will forward your
four months service did not get mask to you, but this is only in
an increase in pay. emergency cases.
DREW FIELD ECHOES
The Drew Field Echoes
JIMIMY JACKSON, Publisher
Tampa Army Newspaper
215 BUS TERMINAL BUILDING
P. O. 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.
ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED
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.
\A MEMBER -l
FLORIDA PRESS ASSOCIATION
The Tampa Army Newspapers
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VICKERS PRINTING CO.
1604 Marion Street
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and you don't know what to do
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Where she is friendly and true
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Don't Forget Mothers' Day
Powell's Inc., Florist
412 Tampa St. -:- Ph. 2524
Open 'Tl 7 P. M.
Stamps, Stamps, Stamps,
The Boys Are Writing
Soldiers are writing to other
soldiers more and more since the
free mailing law went into effect,
according to a statement from
Lt. R. H. R. Risley, Postal Officer,
at Drew Field.
"Letters mailed under the free
law from men in foreign service
to Drew soldiers have also been
handled through our office," said
Drew Field mail has shown an
increase of nearly fifty per cent
since soldiers have been allowed
to mail first-class mail free. The
free law applies only to letters and
post cards which come under the
first-class mail classification.
Although many men have
ceased using air mail to take ad-
vantage of the free law the fel-
lows from California and Wash-
ington state continue to use the
faster method of communication.
Mr. Jesse Stuart, Superinten-
dent of the Base Post Office,
wants soldiers to understand that
"incoming mail is available at the
A.P.O., located across the road
from the guard-house. Stamps and
parcel post packages are handled
at the Base Post Office, located on
the first street past the small tent
area on the road to the east gate."
"Further," he states, "post
cards must be addressed the same
as letters under the free law. The
return address must be in the up-
per left hand corner of the card or
envelope regardless of any print-
ing that may be in this position.
The address can.be placed in the
blank usually provided for the
Don't try to use the "free mail-
ing" unless you thoroughly un-
derstand how to address the cards
and letters. You'll save the mail
clerks and civil service employes
a lot of headaches by properly
addressing your mail.
There will be Sunday Vespers
Services for Drew Soldiers at the
Tampa U.S.O. Club, 214 N. Blvd.,
at 5:30. There will be a speaker
and refreshments will be served.
SHERMAN CONCRETE PIPE COMPANY
602 S. Freemont Ave. Tampa, Florida
Phone M-5588 Special Rates to Service Men
E. A. CLAY, Manager
120 W. Lafayette Tampa, Florida
Compliments of .Meet Your Friends at ......
Compliments of .
Fernandez & Garcia ROXY BAR
15 St. & E. Broadway -Beer Wine Sandwiches
203 E. Lafayette St. -'-Ph. 2456
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
Haverty Furniture Co.
520 TAMPA STREET
COMPLETE HOME FURNISHINGS
It'll be hell on the Japs when
the 314th Air Base Squadron men
tie up with the yellow "ratzies."
The men are going through a
thorough training program under
the direction of Major J. C. Hard-
wick and Staff Sgt. Linn.
Legs are being toughened and
hips are getting leaner with hikes
of from five to 15 miles scheduled
three times a week. Soft G.I.
waistlines are being whittled down
o a memory.
Instructions in the use of rifles,
revolvers, automatic pistols and
machine guns are a part of the
training. The Major believes Air
Corps men should know their
technical jobs but should also be
able to successfully fill in with in-
fantry units. First aid is also
Men are being taught methods
of attack, how to conceal them-
selves from enemy fire, and how
to take cover under all circum-
stances. Regular gas mask drill
supplements other work. Troops
move on the double to accustom
their lungs to the extra effort re-
quired in breathing when wear-
ing the masks.
Says Major Hardwick, "We
have already learned that men in
the Air Corps will be under fire.
Our job is to teach them to pro-
tect themselves and fight back We
can't win the war with typewriters
and men can't be expected to use
weapons of war without the
Clearwater, St. Pete
Hold Service Hops
Drew Field soldiers will be en-
tertained Saturday night at dances
sponsored by Clearwater and St.
Petersburg people. The dance at
St. Petersburg will be held at the
Pennsylvania hotel and 100 men
will be invited. A convoy will
leave the Base Motor Pool and
Post Exchange No. 2 at 7:30
The dance in Clearwater will be
held at the American Legion
Home and will also be for 100
men. The convoy will leave from
the Base Motor Pool at 7 o'clock.
FOR DREW EXCHANGE
The following non-commis-
sioned officers have been named
members of the Drew Field Ex-
change Non-commissioned Officers
T/Sgt. William A. Dibias,
T/Sgt. Leroy E. Fox, T/Sgt. War-
hen B. House, 1st Sgt. Wade 'H.
looge, 1st Sgt. Loyd D. Barbour,
S/Sgt. Harry G. Walters, Jr.,
S/Sgt. Lawrence T. Haddock,
S/Sgt. John De Simons, S/Sgt.
Gabriel T. Pereira, Sgt. Joseph H.
S/Sgt. Floyd E. Pickett, S/Sgt.
Innocenzio V. Granese, S/Sgt.
Horace P. Higgs, S/Sgt. Constan-
tine P. Saclaridges, 1st Sgt. Wil-
iam Y. Duyck, 1st Sgt. James E.
Landis, 1st Sgt. Elmer E. Adkins,
Sgt. George M. Cranford, Sgt.
Charles C. Potts, Sgt. Victor J.
Anderson, Corporal Myron L.
Soldiers in the Tampa area will
choose a girl representative to
compete for the title of "Tomato
Festival Queen" at a dance spon-
sored iby the U.S.O. club at 214
N. Brevard Saturday night.
. The girl chosen by, the service
men will go to the Tomato Festi-
val at Ruskin, Fla., next week to
compete with other representa-
tives for the title of "Queen."
Saturday night's dance will be
the first affair held at the Brevard
St. U.S.O. on a week-end night.
The regular Thursday night dan-
ces will continue.
Men in the Headquarters Co.
of the 503 Signal Regiment were
surprised out of their chairs one
day last week.when Buck Private
Accardo busted in and wanted to
know how to go about applying
for a rating.
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Chicken and Steaks
Real Italian Spaghetti
Sandwiches Drinks Liquors
Abba Dabba & Band Nightly
707 S. Howard Ave. -:- Ph. H 3757
V. F. W.
E. P. Johnson & Son
Watchmakers & Jewelers
OPEN UNTIL 8:30 P. M.
214 E. Lafayette -:- Tampa
Next To Manhattan Cafe
Turf Exchange Bar
Liquors Beer Wines
206 E. Lafayette Street
PHONE 2003 -- TAMPA
Adams City Hatters
HATS FOR DAD AND LAD
Hats Cleaned and Blocked
620 Tampa Street
Blue Moon Poultry
3729 Florida Avenue
For The Best In Poultry
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GULP LUMBER CO.
Millwork Made To Order
Ph. H 1862 :- Tampa
FRUITS & PRODUCE
4004 Florida Ave.
Air Base Bus
30 Minute Service to Both
Fields At All Hours
15 Minute Service
During Rush Hours
For Further Information
FLORIDA AVENUE AT TWIGGS STREET
FRANK J. HYNES, Mgr.
GASPARILLA TAVERN COLONIAL GRILL
SERVICE MEN WELCOME
Friday, April 24, 1942
908% Franklin St. -:- Suite 18
Open Nights Until 8 P. M.
Across Street From Grants
Cuban Sanwiches A Specialty
1216 Franklin St.
Cox Sporting Goods
Fishing Tackle, Baseball,
Tennis, Golf, and Athletic
1106 Tampa St. -:- Phone 4770
Whiting and Jefferson
Groceries, Tobacco, Candy
Special Price To Service Men
442 W. Lafayette St.-3rd Floor
For Your Convenience Studio
Is Open 10 P. M. Tuesday,
Thursday, and Saturdays
A HOME BUY OR RENT
Jay Hearin, Inc.
811 Tamnpa Street
George T. Brighwell, Mgr.
Berger & Rachelson, Inc.
The Home of Pleezing Products
12th and Whiting St. Ph. 4041
Friday, Apr11 24, 1942 DREW FIELD ECHOES rage 3
"Slap The Japs," Says Shintaku
Keep 'Em Flying ...
411 E. Cass
KEEP 'EM FLYING
AND FIXTURES CO.
"If It's Fixtures ...
402 West Columbus Drive
Rainbow Cigar Store
624 Tampa Street
Keep 'Em Flying
DR. ALBERT E. BERRY
DR. NELLIE S. BERRY
415 Tampa St. Phone 3921
Bible School 9:45 A. M.
Worship 11:00 A. M.
Training Union 6:40 P. M.
Worship 8:00 P. M.
KEEP 'EM FLYING
Princess Boot Shop
Keep 'Em Flying ...
Blos Field Grocery
3402 22nd St. Phone Y5261
Mrs. M. Blos Field, Manager
Ship UNIVERSAL Via
810 Whiting St.
W. L. Overton, Manager
Keep 'Em Flying
Raymond Shintaku, American-born Japanese, discusses
with another Drew Field soldier how we will win the war
"We'll whip hell out of those The recent government order to
Japs," says Raymond Shintaku, a move Japanese into the middle
Drew Field soldier now assigned west has had its effect on Ray-
to the Physical Training office, mond's parents. His family was
Raymond should know. He's an ordered last week to move into a
American-born Japanese. Maybe
we should say he is of Japanese
descent for he's certainly an
American in his beliefs and ideals.
He believes, as all good Americans
do, that the Japanese are entirely
in the wrong, and we are fighting
a war to win a lasting peace for
the peoples of this'earth.
Raymond wns-born in the little
-town of Florin, California, about
seven miies from Sacramento.
Educated in the public schools of
Florin he graduated from the
Elkgrove high school.
Shintaku's parents have been in
the United States for over 30
years and were married in Cali-
fornia. Raymond lived on his
father's farm with his three
brothers and one sister. The en-
tire family worked on their farm
where they raised grapes, straw-
berries and vegetables.
GARAGE & MACHINE SHOP
Crank Shaft Grinding
8802 N. Tampa Ph. 855-622
1907 11th Ave. Phone Y5225
KEEP 'EM FLYING
WELCOME, SOLDIERS .
Rome and Watrous Ave.
THE TERRACE GIFT AND FLOWER SHOP
Connecting Directly With the Tampa Terrace Lobby
Corsages Out Flowers And Plants For Mother's Day
OPEN EVENINGS AND SUNDAYS
406 E. Lafayette Street Phones 3022 or M 5561
"I'd rather be in the Army than
outside right now," Raymond says.
'I can imagine how other Amer-
icans will question a person of
Japanese origin." In fact he says
he never goes into Tampa without
being questioned by some civilian
as to his race. Shintaku carries
his birth certificate and an affi-
davit from his commanding offi-
cer at Drew, in his wallet at all
times to prove to the skeptical
that he really is a native-born
Soldiers at Drew Field do not
appear concerned about Shintaku's
racial descent." They accept him
for what he is, a soldier in Uncle
Sam's uniform, working alongside
other soldiers learning how to
whip the Axis powers.
When asked what his feeling
might be if he was in an engage-
ment where he faced Jap troops
Raymond replied, "I'd do every-
thing I could to whip them in a
hurry. After all, I want to get
this war over so I can go back to
our home in California."
Tampa Auto Haven accepts no
"party" business. Tell your family
they will enjoy its serenity.-Adv.
S. .-- V -
L. B. CHAPMAN
2112 7th Ave. Phone Y-1153
KEEP 'EM FLYING
The first scheduled volley ball
game of the season found its end-
ing with a clear-cut victory for
the 503d Medics. The 664th
Frontier fell hard at the hands of
the Medics by dropping two con-
secutive games by the score of 11
to 0 and 21 to 1. An additional
game was also played, and again
the Medics held the upper hand.
The Medics lost themselves in
their victory and immediately
called the 553d Medics for a
game. Evidently the 553d did not
show up-news of the 503d vic-
tory must have traveled fast.
The 503d Medics intend to com-
plete their schedule at the top of
the list. A promising team will
be offered by this detachment
which bears watching throughout
Keep the pills rolling.
Lineup: Miller, Captain; Fraley,
Mepdicino, Grabosky, Kessler, Mc-
Ginty, Wilson, Cannon, Leachs,
Dean, Capone, Cpl. Schneider,
The meaning of subjective and
objective symptoms has been
changed by a member of the 503d
Medics. The following meaning
of the words were found on an ex-
amination paper: Objective symp-
tom is a symptom which can be
seen with the aid of a microscope;
subjective symptom is one that
cannot be seen even with the aid
of a microscope.
Never mind the microscope,
student, you'll see all you'd want
to see on the battlefield with only
the naked eye.
NOT "WHAT A MESS"
Why are meals in the Army
known by so forbidding a term as
"mess"? Well, one explanation
is the word "mess" is simply the
English form of the highly re-
spectable; French word "mets,"
m-e-t-s, pronounced "meh," which
means literally "that which is
placed on the table; all the food
served at a meal."
K. P. HELPS
Rumors that Army training
serves a man in good stead in mar-
ried life were confirmed in a let-
ter received by friends of Corporal
Alexander in the 503 Signal Regi-
ment. Alex wrote that he got
married while on furlough from
Drew and his early K.P. training
came in right handy in helping
out the little woman clean up a
sink full of dishes.
Keep 'Em Flying...
IN THI HEAST OF YOR CITT
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Fruits, Vegetables, Groceries
2712 MacDiU Avenue
36th Street and 13th Ave.
R. P. THORNTON
1145 E. Cass
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Let's Take A Nip At
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Palma Ceia Cleaners
AND LAUNDRY FILLING STATION
22nd & E. Columbus Drive
2803 S. MacDill Avenue Dial 1146
Welcome New Comers
PHONE H23-492 MARKET GARAGE
28th and Hillsborough Avenue
Mr. Dillard White, Manager
KEEP 'EM FLYING
Best Wishes .
TO THE MEN AT
MacDill and Drew Fields PAINTS WHOLESALE
411 Hampton Phone M-1416
KEEP 'EM FLYING
WELDON AND GRAY
201 Franklin Street Welcome, Soldiers, From
Phone 2532 Royal Venetian Blinds
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Fri(ay, April 2L4, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
age 4E FI) O i
1711 Ysolino Ave. Ph. H-33941
S. E. S. GARAGE
L. Rodriguez, Prop.
"Everything For Tle Car"
Rear West Tampa Post Office
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S MARION AND ZACK STS
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CHORUS C0OIR DIRECTED VLYMN WILTSE
Attend Easter Services
At the Church Which
Gives Service Men A
11 A.M. 8 P.M.
"Always tell your latest story in a loud voice while you're on the bus.
After all, the lady seated near you may not have the
opportunity of hearing it again."
Listen Fellows .
Laundry & Cleaners
Will Give Your Uniform That
E. Idlewild and 19th
Sgt. Harry Baedeker, 690
Frontier, finally broke down and
got a G. I. haircut this week.
Veteran Army man that he is,
Sgt. Baedeker had never before
had his ears set down at an Army
An informal Musical and Art
Exhibit ill be held every Sunday
afternoon at 305% Waters St.
Drew soldiers are urged to attend.
Snap Shot Board
At USO Club
The USO Club, 506 Madison, un-
der the direction of the NCCS has
installed a bulletin board for
camera fans. The board may be
used by service men for display-
ing snapshots or other pictures
taken of soldiers at city and state
tournaments. Pictures of men en-
gaged in special game programs
may also be posted.
The club hopes many service
men may meet former friends
from their own communities
through the new service.
It's "Lieutenant" Floyd M.
Bailey now to the' boys in the
662nd Signal Reporting company.
The young Texan is one of the
few, if not the only reserve of-
ficer who has been serving in the
Army as a buck private. Lieut.
Bailey's commission was only re-
cently approved, about three
months after he had enlisted.
He leaves today for Fort Mon-
mouth, N. J., for additional
Pvt. Richard Jeffrey became top
sergeant of the 662nd Signal Re-
porting company recently.
One of the first persons to hear
of the promotion was Sgt. Jeffrey's.
little woman back in San An-
tonio, Texas. She was pleased
and properly congratulated Sgt.
Jeffrey, but to the congratulations
she blithely appended: "When will
you become a staff sergeant?"
Top Sgt. Jeffrey is still search-
ing for an adequate answer.
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2502 Main Angelo La Roca
Best Wishes From...
GULF MOBILE AND
First National Bank Bldg.
KEEP 'EM FLYING
The Ubico Milling Co.
1800 No. Rome
W. M. POLLARD
WIGHTS AND HOLIDAYS
818 W. Platt Phone H-1475
& FEED STORES
8901 Nebraska Avenue
7305 Florida Avenue
Louis Cash Grocery
MR. JOHN CIMINO, Prop
Glasses Free to
Army Service Men
Drew Field service men may
now secure spectacles by calling
at the Base Infirmary for examina-
Several days are required to
secure spectacles after examina-
Due to the fact that one of the
optometrists assigned to the Base
Infirmary is ill in the MacDill
Field Hospital, it is impossible to
carry out the fitting of glasses as
rapidly is desired. Only those men
having acute need for glasses are
Capt. Mueller, of the Base In-
firmary, states it is hoped that
within the next week or ten days
sufficient personnel will be avail-
able to expedite the fitting of all
who need glasses.
Glasses broken in line of duty
will be replaced, however rimless
lenses will not be replaced. If
examination shows new glasses are
needed, these glasses will be fur-
Pvt. Robert A. Udelsohn, Air
Base Detachment, left Drew Field
Tuesday, April 21, to attend the
Engineer Officer Candidate School
at Ft. Belvoir, Va.
Pvt. Udelsohn enlisted in the
Army Air Corps in Memphis,
Tenn., January 21, after com-
pleting a course in Southwestern
University. A native of Boyle,
Mississippi, Bob graduated from
the Boyle High School.
Build those bridges, boy, but
If all the orange trees being
planted around the Base bear fruit
the vitamin D problem is solved
for next spring.
Japanese dive bombers might be
a pleasure after sleeping in an
unscreened tent and being the tar-
get for Florida mosquitoes.
Men in the 663 Signal Report-
ing Company are, a happy bunch
these days. Their new table of
organizations is out and most of
the men have pay increases.
Every enlisted man in the Army
is 'sweating it out.' We don't
mean promotions furloughs
S. or passes but we do mean
the Army Pay Bill that is now in
the House of Representatives. If
the men we elected knew how we
need that extra dough they would
certainly kick the bill into the
'President's lap without delay.
EAGLE DRUG CO.
Prescription A Specialty
1709 No. Howard
H-1405 PHONES H-1501
Personnel of MacDill & Drew
Move your family to St. Peters-
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Bungalow facing Gulf. Con-
pletely furnished. Twin Beds.
Electric Hot Water Heater,
Range and Refrigerator. Oil
Burner Heat, Large Porch,
Garage, Maid's Apartment,
Bath Houses. Walking distance
to best shopping district and
Nite Club on Island. One block
from Transportation. Corner
lot. $40.00 month by the year.
Call or write owner:
J. A. HAILEY
662 Central Ave. St. Petersburg
Phones 7333 or 5790
Lincoln Sundry Store
1236 E. Broadway Avenue
10% Discount to Any Service
Man Bringing This Ad
6103 Fla. Ave. Phone S 3588
KEEP 'EM FLYING
WELL DRILLING CO.
4200 E. Broadway
CHASE. O. KLEINER
3007 15th Ave. Ph. Y-4893
Made and Altered
Peter C. McNeill
Best of Luck .
MEN OF BOTH FIELDS
Phone M 60-111
Keep 'Em Flying...
SUPERIOR FERTILIZER COMPANY
Factory and Office East Broadway at 47th Street
P. O. Box 1021
"Keep 'Em Flying
Army Air Men"
... Says Dr. Lyons
To keep 'em flying it
takes good eye-sight! If
you want to fly, be safe
and be sure. Give your
eyes expert attention at
regular, frequent inter-
vals. For only the most
expert care is good enough
for a priceless possession
-your eyes. To keep 'em
flying-keep 'em seeing.
To keep 'em flying-it takes good eye-sight!
If you want to fly, be safe and be sure. Give.
your eyes expert attention at regular, frequent
intervals. For only the most expert care is good
enough for a priceless possession-your eyes.
To Keep 'em Flying-Keep 'em Seeing
TO SEE BETTER-SEE
DR. GEO. E. LYONS
302 Citizens Bank Bldg. Phone 4402
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Friday, April 24, 1142,
DRE.W FIELD ECHOESTO1:~:
Frida, Apil 2, 192 DRE FIED ECOE-I-a e
& SUPPLY CO.
902 TWIGGS STREET
WORK DONE BY EXPERTS
Sales and Service
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BEST OF LUCK..
To The Men At Both Fields
1011 Twiggs Street
Local & Long Distance Moving
PHONE H 1217
Household Goods and Office
Furniture Moved, Stored,
Packed and Shipped
R. B. Suddath
119 South Oregon Avenue
SANDERS DRUG CO.
8124 Nebraska Ave
Keep 'Em Flying
Best of Luck ...
TO THE MEN AT
MACDILL AND DREW FIELDS
Florida and Oak Avenues
Dial M 8161
Keep 'Em Flying
TONY MOTORING CO.
Sales and Service
119 S. Franklin. Phone 3303
& GRANITE CO.
2601 E. Broadway
Pursuits Top U.S.P.P.
With Second Win, 5-1
April o th Was
His Lucky Day
When it rains, it pours, and in
this particular incident the pour-
ing was of good luck. Pfc. Melvin
L. Stone, Hq. & Hq. Squadron,
309th Air Base Group, was
granted an Easter furlough. He
returned to spend his free time
with his parents in High Point,
The love bug blitzed him and he
was married in High Point on
April 10. Unknown to him,
Stone, on that same lucky day,
was promoted to the grade of
He returned to Drew Field with
a bride, a corporalship, and a G.I.
shirt that was bustin' at the seams
over a manly chest swelled with
H. J. SMITH
826 Franklin Street
LIBERTY MILLS CO.
MORGAN AND WHITING
Real Estate Rentals
4417 Bayshore Blvd. at Lawn
PHONE H 1637
601 PLATT STREET
Keep 'Em Flying
Special Rate to Service,
TAMPA'S OLDEST AND MOST
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-Close to Town
_Best Fairways in Tampa
-Sporty 18-Hole Golf Course
Open To The Public
Out Memorial Highway
To Rocky Point
On Clearwater Beach, DeLuxe Housekeeping Apartments
$15.00 PER WEEK AND UP
605 MANDALAY BOULEVARD
212 W. LAFAYETTE
Quiet, clean, comfortable rooms
Exceptionally low summer rates
Tom Bryson, Mgr. Ph. H4378
In the third meeting of the sea-
son, the Drew Field Pursuits de-
feated the U.S.P.P. nine, 5 to 1,
on the East Tampa diamond yes-
terday. The Pursuits have beaten
the Phosphate team twice with
one game ending in a one-all
A big four-run splurge in the
third frame along with the four
hit twirling of Fred Swindells
never gave the Phosphate. team a
chance to get in the game.
The Pursuits' infield made
three fast twin killings to keep
the paths clear.
Matosky and BeKeza each se-
cured three for four in leading
the hitting attack for the Drew-
men, two of Bezeka's being of the
extra base type.
Boone made four long running
catches in left field to save
would-be hits as the outstanding
fielding star of the day.
Matosky started the ball roll-
ing in the third by slashing a sin-
gle through center and then pro-
ceeded to steal second. Bekeza
slammed a mighty triple to left
field to score Matosky and scored
a minute later on a fly to left by
Meyer. Todd was safe on an er-
ror, moved down to second on a
sacrifice and scored on two errors
by the pitcher. McNulty was hit
by a pitched ball, stole second.
An error by the pitcher along with
a passed ball by the catcher per-
mitted him to make the circuit for
the fourth run of the inning.
1st Sergeant Wade H. Goode,
314th Air Base Squadron, came up
in the Army the hard way. The
sergeant was promoted to 1st ser-
geant March 21, after six years
Three of the six years were
spent with the 8th Infantry in
Savannah, Ga. NoVember, 1939,
found Goode transferred to the
Air Corps and assigned to Barks-
dale Field, La. He worked as an
engineering clerk at Barksdaye
until June, 1940, when he quali-
fied for the air mechanic course
at the Air Corps Technical
School, Chanute Field, Ill. After
graduation from the school he was
assigned to duty at Drew and
The sergeant returned to the
school for the specialist course in
aircraft power plants on Decem-
ber 15, 1940. Since that time
Goode has been rated Air Me-
chanic First Class.
The sergeant is a native of the
deep, deep south. His home is in
Baxley, Georgia, where he gradu-
ated from Surrency High.
Air trael no longer thrills the
new 1st Sergeant as he has
traveled extensively by plane since
coming into the Air Corps. Al-
though the promotion to 1st Ser-
geant is liable to make a man
walk around with his head in the
clouds, you can bet your last P.X.
check the sergeant's feet are still
firmly planted on good old terra
The Echoes sports department
is in high gear again. Pvt. Bag-
gatt, known as "Sergeant" to
Tampa sports writers, is back on
the job after a hectic furlough in
Charlotte. Charlotte too is get-
ting back into shape.
Have you noticed the sign on
the doors of the Hq. & Hq. Squad-
ron, 309th Air Base, mess hall?
Reads 'Old Men Only' that's
On Friday, April 17, the men of
the 664th Reporting Company
bade a sad but proud farewell to
their company commander, Cap-
tain Daniel M. Harvey. Captain
Harvey has been with the com-
pany since its activation. Starting
with only a small group of men,
he has guided the growth. of the
company, both in efficiency and
spirit. Ask any man of the 664th
and he'll say with an assurance
discouraging any argument that
it's the "best dam' company here-
abouts." The Commanding Gen-
eral Staff School at Fort Leaven-
worth, Kansas, is the immediate
destination of Captain Harvey,
where he will further his study.
You can well see why the 664th
is proud of its 'Old Man.'
Among those, present Friday
were Lt. McKeon, Lt. Ray, and Lt.
Kelley, who is to assume command
of the outfit. Acting as M.C. was
1st Sgt. Roy Ives, who was re-
sponsible for the organization of
On behalf of the officers and
the men of the 664th: "Good luck,
FRIENDLY AND JARMAN SHOES FOR MEN
McCASKILL CLOTHING COMPANY
711 FRANKLIN STREET
(Next to Tampa Theatre)
Best Wishes ...
Keep 'Em Flying Best Wishes
Hillsboro Welding Co.
In The Service
308 W. Fortune O U.S.
Of The U. S. A.
Open 6:30 A.M. Close 9 P.M. SISTERS OF
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306 N. FRANKLIN ST.
We Serve The Best 25c Lunch
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i^ St. Joseph's Hospital
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201 Cass St. Arcade Building
Welcome New Arrivals
Good Health Is Essential To
Pioneers of Pasteurization
MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE
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Dancing Every Night in the Blue Room
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ORCHESTRA MUSIC NIGHTLY PHONE 7988
SERVICE MEN'S RETREAT
ELLISTON'S DRUG STORE
Lunches, Dinners, Sandwiches, Beer, Cold Drinks
Lafayette at Parker Street Park Hotel Building
Friday, April 24, 1942
FOUND-One pair roller akatetb
on Air Base bus. Owner m
have same by calling at Air Ba9
bus lines office.
Mr. Joe Parrino
8001 22nd St. PhoneY-8089
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219 Magnolia Avenue
DREW FIELD ECHOES
i age 5
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913 Tampa Street
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GOOD FOOD REASONABLE PRICES
DINNERS 80c, 40c, 60c
Try our Sunday Roast Turkey Dinner with all
Trimmings or Fried Chicken Dinner. Three
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WE USE STRICTLY WESTERN MEATS
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1006 E. Osb- ne Avenue
i Khaki Shirts, All Sizes $2.50 up
Khaki Army Twill Pants $3.25
Khaki Caps From $1.00 to $1.25
All Kinds of Braid and
Also Technician Chevrons
All Alterations Made Free
Larries Men's Shop
506 Franklin Street
Have Your PORTRAIT Made On Our
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One 8x10 and Three 4x6 Prints, Finished in
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Sittings made on or before April 28th will be
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416 Tampa Street Second Floor
Opp. Gas Co. Phone M-1439
TIPS FROM THE
Wonder why Lt. Szafir has gone
to New York for ten days leave?
Is it to live up to his hypothetical
Cpl. McNeil has been sticking
close to the barracks lately-
what's the trouble, "Mac", has she
done you wrong? Sgt. Dolney has
been noticed in the barracks every
night for the past few weeks. We
vender if he is married.
The 13th has a complaint to
make-last week an ECHOES
article stated that Sgt. Miller, 21,
was the youngest first sergeant at
Drew Field-now this is where
we disagree-we claim that Sgt.
Lloyd D. Barbour of the 30th
Transport Squadron, attached to
the 13th, is the youngest first ser-
geant. Barbour is twenty and has
three years service to his credit.
Congratulations Sgt. Barbour.
Seems as tho' all the men from
the 13th who go on furlough
either get engaged or resort to
drastic measures and get them-
selves married. The latest addi-
tion to the ranks of "furlough
married men" is Cpl. Harold C.
Myers who married Miss Louise
Groce of Worthville, N. C. Cpl.
and Mrs. Myers will make their
home in Tampa in the near
Pfc. Robert A. Doberstein an-
nounces his engagement to Miss
Nellie Delgado of Tampa. Believe
me fellows, she is really beautiful.
Maybe we will publish her picture
The 13th is glad to welcome
Pfc. Douglas L. Powell to its
ranks. Pfc. Powell has been trans-
ferred to the best outfit on the
T/Sgt. DiBias says he
in love more every day.
name begins with "T."
he wedding Sgt.?
Chaplain Amos L. Boren
501st Regt. Chaplain
Service at 11 a. m. 501st tent
area in Chapel tent in row 117.
Chaplain William L. Clark
Service at 11 a. m. Base Chapel
Rabbi Davi" Zielonka
Service at 11 a. m. Motor Trans-
port School tent on Limit Street
in 503d tent area.
Chaplain Arthur A. North
508d Regt. Chaplain
Early mass at 6:35 a. m. Base
Chapel tent. Mas at 11 a. m.
Assembly tent north of Base
WHERE YOU FROM, BUDDY?
Some of the physical character-
stics peculiar to residents of dif-
erent sections of the country are
oming to light in the Army. The
Quartermaster Corps has discov-
ered that soldiers from the Deep
South have the biggest feet, while
heir Northern comrades have a
wider girth. And, according to
acceptedd form, Texans are the
allest. But, on a basis of appe-
ite, all sections run a dead heat.
Lt. Lillie will have to work fast
unless he wants to be the last
bachelor in the 13th. Maybe the
Lt. had better take his leave in
the near future.
Pfc. Killebrew isn't waiting for
General Frank to act upon his an-
nouncement of making the men
under his command leaner and
stronger, Killebrew has already
started taking exercises to rid
himself of excess weight.
The 13th is beginning to won-
der how much longer we will
have to "sweat-out" this new pay
Why can't we have more girls
in Tampa like the "The Mystery
Maid of Melody?" This reporter
suggests the current name "Miss
Spirit of '42."
Have you heard the rumor of
General MacArthur returning to
the Philippines? That means
hari-kari will become a popular
pastime among the Japanese gen-
erals pretty soon.
One guy in the 13th calls his
best girl "sugar" and since she
weighs 175 he thinks a little ra-
tioning might be a good thing.
Which one of you sergeants
said that when he got in a little
late Saturday night and his wife
told him it was nearly two o'clock,
he didn't have to ask her by what
time, he knew it was war time.
Saturday 11:30 P. M.
JAMES B. PICKARD, Mgr.
Covert 1 oVel
Keep 'Em Flying
R. Calvin McNab Jr.
2:30 to 5
Night 8 to 11
5c BUS FARE TO DAVIS ISLANDS
Tuesday And Thursday Nights Special For
Men In Uniform
THE SOUTH'S FINEST SKATING RINK
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, April 2L4, 19422