VOL. 1. NO. 9 Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida Friday, May 1, 1942
"Men At Front
Will Win War,"
All-Out Civilian Effort
Urged by Gen. Somervell
"It's the men in the front lines
who will win this war," -stated
Lieut. Gen. Grehon Burke Somer-
vell, Chief of Supplies and a mem-
ber of the Army's high command,
during his visit at Drew Field and
Tampa military bases last Satur-
"There is nothing for us to feel
happy about at this stage of the
war," he said. "There is very little
security for free men in the world
today. If we are going to win we
must face the truth."
He added that sacrifices must
be made by everybody, not only
the armed forces.
"I'm one of those people who say
that American inventiveness will
win the war," he continued, "or
that American production will win
the war, or that American labor
will win the war. All of them can
help. And they all will have to
help to the uttermost of their en-
durance. It's the men in the front
lines who will -win this war.
"But they can't win it without
the complete, unselfish coopera-
tion of every American back home.
And those of us back home-se-
cure because of those others fight-
ing on the fronts-are going to
have to give up many of the things
that we now take for granted.
"Yoti and I, here, at home, no
matter how we strive, no matter
how we sacrifice, we are not doing
and never can do the job that our
soldiers are doing in the field. We
owe it to them to redouble our ef-
forts, to forget ourselves, to turn
to and produce more every.hour
of every day than we ever believed
it possible to produce. Unless we
,do it supremely well, there aren't
going to be any jobs at all.
"I'm telling you, this war isn't
anybody's pink tea, and until all
of us realize that, we're not going
"All of us will .have to tighten
*our belts," he said. "But that's
all right. There are a lot of sol-
diers belts tightened today on five 1
continents. All of us are going to
have to work harder, and what
do we know about hardship? We
may think we have tough jobs.
But we can wash our faces and go
home at night. And nobody is
shooting at us while we work.
"Every time you think you're
on a tough spot, remember the t
men of Bataan. They were too
busy protecting this job of yours .
to think of profits, or wages, or t
investment or anything else. With
all-out help, we ought o make Ba- r
taan a symbol of pride and glory t
General Somervell was ac-
companied here by Maj. Gen. Daw-
son Olmstead and Brig. Gen. Cla-
rence R. Huebner. They were
guests of Maj. Gen. Walter H.
Frank, commander of the Third
Air Force, and Brig. Gen. Carlyle
H. Wash, commander of the Third 1
Interceptor Command. i
Generals Inspect Military Bases
Lieut. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, left, chief of the Army's service of supply, urged civilians to
all-out war aid when he arrived at Drew Field Saturday, April 25. Shown with him are Maj. Gen.
Dawson Olmstead and Brig. Gen. Carlyle H. Wash.' ? ,, [iP..l 1. !
MAC DILL LEARNS
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Our competitive camp newspaper, The MacDill Flyleaf, published
an article several weeks ago under the heading, "They Want To Play
Ball With Us" or DREW'S FOLLY.
We would like to play a game of ball with MacDill. We have
dallied through two so-called ball games with tile MacDill outfit
putting forth their best efforts. The first game ended with a score
of 4-1 and the second 9-1. Really, MacDilly, we must have opposi-
tion to play a ball game. Winning two in a row from' you gets
The MacDill gem also stated "we must have some kind of re-
muneration when we play on the same diamond with a green outfit."
The writer of the article backed his poor judgment with a cash bet.
He is still wondering where we spent his money.
It would be better, perhaps, to maintain the magnanimous atti-
tude toward the MacDilly Fillies, but being good soldiers the Drewmen
prefer the "Hit-'emn-again-he's-still-breathing" attack. In that vein
there are a few comments that are crying to be made.
Yes, the Drew nine thought they would have to be familiar with
the fundamentals of baseball to play MacDill, but after the first game
they decided the fundamentals of soccer would have come in handier.
All a Drew batter had to do was lay down a feeble bunt and a wild
MacDill infielder would come racing in and kick it into the grand-
MacDill mentioned the Florida State Baseball Championship
they won last year. They have learned to their sorrow that we do
not play past performances. We play the team on the field, with not
a thought of how good they usta' be. It takes more than a reputation.
:o win games. And we've got what it takes to take MacDill!
Witness the fact that the Bombers from Tampa's other flying field
vere blasted out of the basketball championship by a Drew quintet
that gave them three easy lessons on how to play the game. A Jap
squadron never looked worse after an encounter with the 'Flying
Tigers' than the vaunted Bombers looked the night we took the City
basketball championship away from them.
We too suggest some kind of prize system be set up for any
future games between the two fields. Perhaps an old age pension
system would be better. Then the MacDill ancients could all retire
;o little chicken farms and spend their few remaining days mumbling,
"Tell me about the wabbits, George, tell me about the wabbits."
Yes, we're still entertaining the idea we'd like to play ball with
MacDill. Rather, we think another ball game with MacDill might
be entertaining. In fact we're considering buying up the whole team
for a sack of peanuts and keeping it around for laughs.
It is the desire of the Secretary
of War that each officer and en-
listed man write a letter to his
home on Mother's Day, Sunday,
May 10, 1942, as an expression of
the love and reverence we have for
the mothers of our country.
It is suggested that where
practicable that, in lieu of a letter,
mothers who have sons in the ser-
vice be encouraged to visit them
on this day.
Guests at Ruskin
Free Fish Fry For Men At
"Defense Day" Program
Drew Field soldiers, 200 strong,
will be the guests tonight at the
Ruskin Tomato Festival's special
"Defense Day" program. The fes-
tival committee will provide the
soldiers with a huge fish fry and
Another attraction will be the
coronation of the "Tomato Festi-
val Queen," who will be named
from the large list of entries made
up from girls living in the vicinity
of the festival.
A motor convoy will be fur-
*nished and the starting time is set
for 5:15 p. m. from Post Exchange
No. 2. Men making the trip are
urged to forget supper at the
Field so their appetites will be
sharp for the fish fry.
Pvt. Scores Hit
Banjo-playing Private Tommy
Beckett was the big hit of the
Drew Field weekly vaudeville
show Monday night.
Other acts included dancing by
Margaret Craig, Anne Mays, Jose-
phine McCorquodale, and Alice
Alvarez; an accordian solo by
Carl Evans; songs by Janet Du-
rant; high kick dance, Josephine
McCorquodale; song and dance,
Alice Alvarez; acrobatics, Harvey
Sisters; songs, Anne Mays; Hula
dance, Alice Alvarez,, Josephine
McCorquodale and Margaret
Craig; songs, the Ranch House
Ramblers; tumbling, Evans
Brothers, Military Tap, Margaret
Craig, Bernice Cardy and Alice
Alvarez, and banjo solos by Pvt.
ugar Rationing Books
Will Be Issued By Base
Sugar Rationing, that bug-a-
boo about which we have heard
so much and seen so little, has
become a reality.
Major F. L. Ebersole, Jr., Base
Adjutant, states that tBe issue of
Sugar Rationing Books will begin
on May 2. Capt. G. E. Tully, S-2,
will have charge of the issuing of
these ration books.
All officers with families, and
each enlisted man who is married
and who is authorized to mess
separately will be issued one book
of coupons for each individual in
his household, including domestics
who are fed in the household. At
the time of receiving the ration-
ing books each such person may
possess two pounds of sugar, but
for each pound of sugar in excess
of two pounds possessed by any
individual in the household one
coupon will be extracted from the
Clearwater's Recreation Center
at the Clearwater beach is now
open to Drew Field soldiers the
Special Services Officer announced
Company Commanders of any
organizations interested in using
these facilities at the beach should
contact the Special Services Offi-
cer to arrange for a convoy.
Pvt. Cliff Moeller of the 503
says the Morale Office won't let
him out of camp. They're keeping
him around because all anybody
has to do is take one look at him
and they say, "Well, I guess I
can't be in such bad shape at
The Drew Field Echoes
JIMMY 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.
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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.
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.
The Tampa Army Newspapers
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Phone H-4384 for Rush
Delivery 7:30 A.M. to Midnight
913 S. Hoard Ave.
Investments, Residential Ap-
praisals, Residential Properties
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Ph. 3222 -:- 407 Tampa St.
Sergeant and Wife Pedal to Work
Staff Sgt. and Mrs. A. R. Tatum, of 4315 North A Street, tie in
with Victory campaign by using their victory bicycles for transporta-
tion every day to Drew Field. These victory bikes were the first two
delivered in the Tampa area. Sgt. Tatun works in Base Headquarters
in the S-4 section while Mrs. Tatum is a Civil Service employee at
WHILE ON LEAVE
Staff Sergeant Harry A. Walters
of the Medical Detachment went
on a furlough the 10th of April
and, yes you guessed it, he came
back a married man.
The very popular sergeant was
married to Miss Marguerite Kel-
ler of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, on
April 18 in the United Bretren
Church of Mount Joy.
Touring the south on their way
back to Florida, the couple will
reside at 304 Bungalow Park,
Latest statistics disclose that
there are almost 17,000 movie
houses in the United States. With
that many to choose from soldiers
everywhere should not find it dif-
ficult to get some entertainment.
Phone M-5588 Special Rates to Service Men
E. A. CLAY, Manager
120 W. Lafayette Tampa, Florida
SHERMAN CONCRETE PIPE COMPANY
602 S. Freemont Ave. Tampa, Florida
Air Base Bus
30 Minute Service to Both
Fields At All Hours
15 Minute Service
During Bush Hoars
For Farther Information
Meet Your Friends at ......
-Beer Wine Sandwiches-
203 E. Lafayette St. Ph. 2456
FRUITS & PRODUCE
V. F. W.
E. P. Johnson & Son
Watchmakers & Jewelers
OPEN UNTIL 8:30 P. M.
214 E. Lafayette -:- Tampa
Next To Manhattan Cafe
HQ & HQ SQUADRON
309th AIR BASE GROUP
Planning troop maneuvers
seems to be the favorite pastime
for many of our latrine colonels.
During the past several weeks ru-
mors have had us in California,
Texas, various parts of Florida
and even on our way to Pennsyl-
vania. At checkers some of these
boys should be awfully, awfully
With the addition of Bill Smith,
one of Uncle Sam's finest, the
post office in our immediate area
seems to be as good as any at the
post. In spite of the fact that
there are hundreds of boys who
clamor for their mail twice daily,
little or no time is lost in passing
it out. Congrats to Frank and
Already recognized as having
one of the best softball teams at
Drew Field, plans are now in prog-
ress also to have one of the finest
volley ball teams represent the
squadron. ItI will be about two
weeks before the rough spots are
smoothed and then the team will
be ready to meet all comers at this
When Sgt. Kiefer and Corp.
Duda go on a furlough today, they
will have earned it as they are the
two men who have welded the
recruits into a smooth working
outfit when a few weeks ago this
looked to be an impossibility.
There are a few jobs at the post
that are easier than this particu-
lar job. Good luck, and when you
return perhaps you won't recog-
nize the outfit.
While everyone away from
home seems to profess that they
are true to the girl back home, it
is to be noted that no one fortu-
nate enough to date local talent
has deliberately tossed it aside. It
sounds great to hear someone say,
"I love my girl back Home" but
we don't take it seriously.
Marriage and furloughs are be-
coming synonymous these days.
Corporal Woodrow Wilson, 665th
Frontier, and Pvt. Robert Smith,
Hq. & Hq. Co., 503rd Sig. Reg't.,
are two more soldiers who re-
turned from leaves to announce
their weddings recently
Pvt. Smith, a song writer whose
most recent ditty "Didn't I" is
currently being plugged in the
Eastern cities, was married in
New York, and Corporal Wilson
was married in Pittsburgh, bring-
ing his wife back with him to
The Drew Field radio program,
"Drew Presents," heard every
Monday afternoon from 6:30 to
6:45 over station WTSP will be
heard Monday afternoon, May 4,
at 5:45. On the following Monday
the old time, 6:30, will be re-
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412 Tampa St. -:- Ph. 2524
Open 'Til 7 P. M.
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908 Franklin St. -:- Suite 18
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Across Street From Grants
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Fishing Tackle, Baseball,
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1106 Tampa St. -:- Phone 4770
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Groceries, Tobacco, Candy
A HOME BUY OR RENT
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Berger & Rachelson, Inc.
The Home of Pleezing Products
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FOR MOTHER'S DAY
Viola Todd has chosen from
her stock a group of gifts that
you will be proud to send.
(We will be glad to take care
of wrapping and mail for you)
* Barvella Pearls--$1.00 to $5.00
* Costume Jewellery-$1.00 to $25.00
* Handbags-$2.98 to $25.00
* Hose-$1.00 and up
* Lingerie-Slips and Gowns-All prices
* Dreses-$7.98 and up
* Coats-$10.98 to $49.98
* Suits-$10.98 to $49.50
Daily 9:00 til 5:30
Sat. 9:00 til 9:00
Tampa and Zack St.
Friday, May 1, 19424
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, May 1, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
INTERCEPTORS HUMBLE FLYERS 9-1
Home-Loving Texans Combat
Nostalgia With Flower Garden
The 661st made a garden last
It's as beautiful as the front
end of a chow line.
The 660th took one look and
piled into trucks to throw them-
selves in the Gulf. The 662nd did
the -same. '
Under questioning, the 661st
will admit they built the garden
all by themselves. Prod them fur-
ther and they'll confess that long
lines waiting for the bus at the
north gate have said some pretty
nice things about the arrange-
men of the flowers, the signal
corps insignia and the "Fighting
661st" all elegantly outlined in
brilliant white stones.
Sergeant Gaffney master-mind-
. ed the job and relates details of
yard birds who ordinarily grow
pale at the sight of work digging
and sodding and terracing like
beavers. Sergeant Gaffney kept his
men in mind when he selected the
flowers and shrubs. If you look
closely, after admiring the rose-
bushes, canna lilies, Spanish lau-
rel and such, you'll notice a lot of
little green things around the in-
signia and "Fighting 661st" Those
are prickly pears.
And why prickly pears?
"Well," Sergeant G a f ne y
drawls, "I heard those Texans
talk so much about sliding off cow
ponies into prickly pears I thought
I'd plant a few, so when they get
homesick they can come out and
sit in the garden."'
Furloughs: Coming and Going.
Corporal Wallace has just re-
turned from Pittsburgh, Penna.,
with enough coal dust in his shoes
to supply the K.P.'s for a month.
Sergeant Bryce's family left
their old homestead in a horse and
buggy a week ago, to be sure
that they would not miss the train
on which he is coming home to
Sergeant Waggoner is going
back to his home in Indiana to
see if he is still the champion hog
It is to be hoped that all social-
ites that attended the party last
Friday in Ybor City enjoyed living
in the past, what with the play-
ing of such games as the Sack
Race, Going to Jerusalem, Little
Bo Peep, etc.
The new recruits must be popu-
lar with the girls in and around
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The
daily mail is so large that they
had to put on extra help to get
it delivered on time.
Sergeant Morgan's baby banks
are filling up fast due to the odd
pennies that the men have in
Pvt. William Cummins receives
more cake and candy from home
than there is in the PX.
We girl-less recruits wonder
why the song "Somebody else is
taking my place" is so popular
with the other fellows.
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BETTY SILCOY SCHOOL OF
Drew Downs Fishermen
In Free-Scoring Game
Drew Field opened the West
Coast baseball league with a bang
last Sunday in defeating the Ba-
romel Fishmen, 27 to 10.
The Drew Interceptors collected
a total of 22 hits off two Boromei
Fish hurlers. Southpow Brown al-
lowed the losers only four hits
over the nine inning route.
Todd had a perfect day at bat
for the Interceptors in banging
out a home run, triple, four sin-
gles and a walk in six tries.
Drew started the scoring fes-
tivities off in the first inning by
getting four runs, six in the sec-
ond ,two in the third, one in the
fifth, one in the sixth, three in
the seventh and climazed the
scoring by sending 10 men across
the platter before the Fishmen
could put the fire out.
Boone also hit for the circuit in
the first for the Interceptors with
two men on the paths ahead of
home to put the soldiers out in
Southpaw Brown gave up only
four hits, but poor fielding be-
hind him accounted for the runs,
Brown making several miscues
The Drewmen made 22 hits
good for 27 runs in game that had
a little of everything in the of-
Drew meets Tasco on Plant
field at 2:30 Sunday in a West
Coast league game.
Last Sunday the "Fightin'
664th" took a hike from Drew
Field, along the road to Clear-
water for five miles, where they
met their convoy, and then rode
around the tip to Clearwater
Beach where they enjoyed a re-
freshing dip. The only casualty
incurred was a blister on the heel
of the Commanding Officer, Lt.
A bit of sorrow and concern
touched the 664th, when one of
its members, Pfc. Baxter C.
Kirby, received word that his 18
month old son was seriously ill
with measles and pneumonia.
Kirby is now home on an emer-
gency furlough, and we are all
hoping that a speedy recovery will
come to the little fellow.
The 664th may be tough, but
not so tough that they can eat
tin. The other evening Pfc.
Harry B. Bibbee, was eating
chow, when he very neatly
clamped his teeth on a very sharp
piece of tin that had accidently
gotten mixed in with the corned
Saturday thru Friday
thrilling Classic on thi
S A ALLUCOLOR
r ;" o E-. .
Carlos Moore, Drew pitcher,
who hurled the second game of
the MacDill series. Moore won
his game by giving the Flyers only
five scattered hits. The only run
scored against the Interceptors
was in the ninth inning.
beef hash. Take it easy
need him to take care of the
Pfc. Earl B. Way, Jr., having
passed his examinations for Fly-
ing Cadet several weeks ago, is
anxiously awaiting his call to at-
tend Flying Cadet School. Our
loss will be the Air Corps' gain.
Keep 'Em Flyin', Buddy.
The 664th wonders why their
opposition doesn't ever show up
for a baseball game. Two oppon-
ents have postponed their games
and another has forfeited. Come
on, boys, and play the game. Win
or lose, we can have a good time.
In one of the frontier companies
a sergeant was giving setting-up
exercises one morning just after
reveille. He must have been
from the motor pool, because
here's what was heard: "This ex-
ercise is performed with hands
clasped behind the head. At the
count of one press your head
down. At the count of two you
return it to neutral." Just then
a timid voice was heard from the
darkness, "When do you double-
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Drew Makes It
Two In A Row
SThe Drew Interceptors beat the
MacDill Flyers for the second
straight time last Saturday by the
score of 9 to 1 on the Plant Field
diamond. Drew won the first
meeting, 4 to 1.
Big Carlos Moore limited the
Flyers to five hits and held them
scoreless for eight innings, while
his mates collected 10 hits off the
offerings of McElhaney. Moore
got 10 men by the strike out
Drew staged a five-run rally in
the fourth frame on five well-hit
balls and one error. Todd started
the inning rolling by banging out
a double. Boone hit a triple to
left scoring Todd. Swenney
smashed out a double scoring an-
other run. McNulty singled to
center. Van Wright, next batter,
reached first on an error. Moore
hit a single to left scoring two
more runs. Birch forced Moore
at second and Meyer struck out to
end the inning.
MacDill tallied their only run
in the ninth when Lesia's
grounder was fumbled by the
third baseman and two walks and
a hard grounder sent their lone
run across the platter.
Boone secured two for three
with Swenney and Todd each
getting two for four for the Inter-
Drew also pushed runs across
in the first, seventh and eighth
innings to complete their scoring
for the day.
Private Abbott had just re-
turned from furlough. Someone
asked him how things were "out-
side." Abbott replied he had
touched upon the subject very
lightly. But, he added, he seri-
ously intended to request another
furlough soon. His reason? So
that he could "study the situa-
tion in more detail."
Private Honigman, "Holly-
wood" to you, is well known as
the Beau Brummel of the 664th,
if not of Tent City. It is with as-
tonishment that we report he was
seen last week walking down the
company street with only the most
necessary of clothing about his
equator. Tut-tut, Hollywood, not
up to your usual standard, old
Incidentally, did anyone happen
to look at the sky a few days ago
just after sunset? Outlined in the
sky, floating by itself, was a large
cloud in the shape of an eagle
with outstretched wings. Must
have been one of those mysterious
bombers that our "Yellow" Breth-
ren are still trying to locate.
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1401 Seventh Ave
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For the Convenience of I
Service Men J
Welcome to the New Army Men...
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Page 4 DREW FIELD ECHOES Friday, May 1? 1942
Ah love! By the time this paper
hits the press (our Top Kick)
Sergeant Paul Aulabaugh will
have been 'took." And front
where this reporter sits, she's
beautiful. Hearty congratulation!
from the whole gang, fellow.
Our nomination for the title
"Personality Kid"-Sgt. Sacra
He is one swell guy to work un-
der. May I have your autograph,
please, kind sir?
Incidently, recruits, Major Kae-
pel is not an awesome figure to
fear, and avoid as most of you
seem to think. Quite to the con-
trary. The major is tops as you
will soon find out. Does that earm
a promotion, sir?
Pvt. Walter (Fats) Evans is
afraid that lying around too much
is going to improve his waist line.
See what you can do, Sgt.
Benny, the stooge says that a
good four syllable word foi
quarantine is concentration. And
he is very happy that it is all over.
Shh! Don't tell anyone but the
350th is going to have a party in
the very near future. The date
seems to be a well guarded secret.
Just in case there is a fellow in
the 350th that is stone blind and
deaf we'll have a breaille made
about the party next Monday
night. Oh, why don't we do this
St. Paul's United Luthren
Church, 5103 Central ae., every
Thursday, 8 p. m.
Look it over, fellows, it's bet-
ter than holding up a lamp post
IT MUST BE HEAT
While walking by the silvery
shore one day
I knelt and inscribed into the soft
Doris, I love thee.
But then the cruel waves
Roared by and washed out the fair
Cruel waves, treacherous sands
No more will I trust thee
But with a strong arm
I will reach out to Norway's
Frozen shores and pluck from
The tallest pine
Dip it into vesulious lavr
And on the high and burnished
I'll write, Doris, I love thee,
I'd like to see any damn wave
wash that away.
NOTE-Leave contributions at
the orderly tent No. 1.
Sgt. Brown left at the altar, as
fiance goes north to join-
mother??? Could it have anything
to do with insurance, Sarge?
More bonds, more bullets, more
bombs, more guns. You know we
need 'em. Let's go, men!
I'm a G.I. chow-hound
I love to eat and eat
Until I have my belly full
I never leave my seat.
I like supper, I like lunch
And snacks for in-betweens;
But mostly I like breakfast
'Cause then they don't serve
A foolish consistency is the hob-
goblin of little minds.-Emerson.
Prize Recipe Starts Prize Feud
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Here's the cause of the whole thing. When the above picture of Mess Sergeant Robert Blanchard
and Sergeant .J. C. Melder appeared on the front page of the Tampa Daily Times, numerous members
of other kitchens disagreed with Sergeant Blanchaird's statement that his cooks were the best on the
Field. Now a baking contest is being held between all Drew kitchens to settle the argmnent.
It all started when Drew Ser-
geant J. C. Melder won a Tampa
Daily Times recipe contest.
A few days later Mess Sergeant
Robert Blanchard volunteered to
use Sergeant Melder's recipe and
bake him the best onion pie he'd
ever tasted. The pie was baked
and a picture was taken of the
presentation ceremony. When the
picture appeared on the front page
of the Times, several Drew Mess
Sergeants challenged Blanchard's
statement that his kitchen boasted
the best cooks.
Finally Captain Walter F.
Joyce, Base Mess Officer, con-
sented to a practical solution of
the argument-a baking contest.
The Judging will be held
Wednesday morning, May 6.
The rules: Entries may include
pies, cakes, buns and baked beans.
This will be a fair and square
competition-no mixes barred.
Judges will include three ladies
-culinary experts from Tampa-
who will later be guests of the
winning kitchen at lunch. A buck
private from each kitchen will
assist in the judging.
General Wash, Colonel Asp and
Colonel Stern will also be pres-
ent when the entries are judged.
Ready For Action
It was early in the morning -
1:30 a. m., to be exact -when a
mighty sleepy soldier appeared in
his company orderly room. This
particular private was a sight to'
see at such an hour. Completly
dressed and fully equipped, he
stood ready to pass inspection.
Astounded, the officer in charge
of quarters asked him what in
heaven's name was the idea. "I'm
ready," the soldier announced
through tight lips. "Ready for
what?" inquired the officer. "To
leave," came the. straightforward
answer. Further conversation re-
vealed that the private had had a
dream. The dream, during which
he had been ordered to prepare to
leave for Australia immediately,
was so real that he woke up, dres-
sed, packed his kit and reported-
Pearly teeth shining bright,
Soldier out late at night,
Talks to lady at his side,
Pearly gates open wide.
Just Between Us Medics
MEDICAL DETACHMENT, 553d Sig. Bn., Sep, Drew Field, Fla.,
April 27, 1942.
TO: Whom it may concern and particularly M/Sgt. Horton of the
1. News of the 503d Pill-Rollers finally winning a game of any
kind certainly was au surprise. Although that can never be reason
the 503d in anything that they want to name. So happens, that at
the 503d in anything that they wan to name. So happens, hat at
the time of the 503d challenge, the 553d crew was tangling with the
660th Sig. outfit.
2. Upon -the receipt of the Echoes last week ,Sgt. Horton's prop-
aganda caused considerable ill feeling and teeth were bared and
sleeves rolled up. The 503d was reclassified in the minds of the
553d crew, and not in accordance with AR 615-26 either. New classi-
fications put the 503d Medicos in the same category with, "Danam
Japs," "Goebbels," etc. Five minutes after this propaganda reached
this Hqs, WAR was declared and battle schedules were arranged.
3. Needless to say, revenge was sweet, and the 553d Medicos
brought back many scalps. First, Saturday afternoon resulted in
volley ball victory for the 553d Medicos to the tune of 11 to 0, 19 to
21, and 21 to 12, a very decisive 2 out of 3 series. Second, Sunday
morning, when we should have been in Sunday school, (don't tell
the Chaplain but this is war) the 553d crew softballed a 4 to 1 trim-
ming to the 503d Pill-Rollers. Sgt. Horton and crew certainly tried
to pull out a victory, third base coach running down the base line as
a player, etc. Speedy playing of the 553d bunch resulted in both the
coach and the player being tagged out.
4.. After the smoke cleared Sgt. Horton's only alibi was that
his first teams in both volley ball and softball had been transferred
out a couple days before. More propaganda-we happen to know,
upon investigation, that they lost one volley ball player, and one
softball player.' Nuff said.
Med. Det., 553d Sig. Bn.,
Old Pop Pops Off
Dear Editor: Will drop you a
line to enlist your aid in the effort
to organize a club called the
"Democratic and Benevolent Or-
der of Guys the Army Calls
Old Pop is the chap that went
to the recruiting office and told
the Sarge his life's history in some
cases and in others was just young
enough to make the grade.
He is over 35 years old.
Pop has done very well so far,
as he took the same check-up as
his youngerr buddies.
His main trouble is that all the
G. I. entertainment has run to the
young fellows and where the Old
Man makes him go to a G. I. af-
The bulletin receiving the most
attention now is the Collection
Sheet, which, posted Tuesday, in-
dicates how much the men owe.
N tv+ Thnurlay d will ha^ ^ d fn v
fair he finally winds up in a cor- ,f r ulu W a en -a y
for the men-payday.
ner wondering when will theyor te -y
serve the pie. The 13th Transport Squadron
Now the girls at these affairs has a seer. If there is anything
are the sweetest in the world, but you want to know ask Private
I have a son about their age. Meyers. Can't vouch for the vera-
city of his answers, however.
So I believe we could let some of
the widows and, bless their hearts, Private Morrison, a World War
the old maids (Ed., use a little veteran, is most obliging to the
oil here) come to our party and new recruits in showing them the
keep the young snipes away. ropes.
Ed.. this is the Pop's story flat i'en in the newly-formed groups
and without any hard feelings, so of the 13th Transport Squadron
just give old Pop a break as he is started getting their passes Tues-
very much in this army but hasn't day.
been given any press notices. Sgt. Lloyd D. Barbour made
Yours, sure all the men of his 30th Trans-
Jesse B. Ryan sport Squadron were issued gas
663 Signal Reporting Co. masks Tuesday.
Friday, May 1. 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Men in this outfit were a bit
puzzled one day last week when
one of their members came into
the mess hall, slammed his mess
kit down and shouted, "Hebrew
13-8!" Upon looking the verses
up in the Bible, however, they dis-
covered this pertinent phrase,
"Jesus Christ, the same yesterday,
today and forever."
The 503d Medicos dropped a
hard-fought volley ball match to
the 553d Medicos this week, 11-
0; 18-21, 21-15. Lineup: For the
503d, McGinty, Gabosky, Wilson,
Mendicino, Dean, Beach, Meuer,
Cannon, Miller. For the 553d,
Hart, Peters, Kaine, Cimmineri,
Perov, Sidarowicz, Bater, King.
After their first defeat the 503d
staged a come-back, downing the
553d, 21-20 and 21-14. Lineup:
For the 503d, Kurtz, McGinty,
Mendicino, Wilson, Dean, Cannon,
Miller. For the 553d, King,
Peters, Catomusta, Hart, Sidar-
wicz, Carozza, Kaine, Bater.
Included in the rivalry between
the two Medical groups was a
softball game which the 553d
won, 4 to 1, with the fast ball
pitching of Bator of the 553d
featuring the contest.
Lineup: 503d-Barczak, cf;
Melchert, 3b; Lilly, ss; Garbosky,
c; Cannon, 2b; Mendicino, Ib;
Onacki, rf; Dean, If; Zenk, sc;
Nowakowski, p. 553d-King, c;
Bator, p; Gosset, Ib; Ciminera,
2b; Beoche, 3b; Bepeza, ss; Cos-
sozza, sc; Hart, cf; Hain, rf;
Appointed Master Sergeant
Pvt. Christopher Fitzsimons III
Appointed 1st Sergeant
Sgt. John J. Harding
Appointed Technical Sergeant
Corp. Isadore Goldberg
S/Sgt. Joe L. Hayes
Pvt. Jay P. Bishop
Pvt. Curtis E. Crook
Appointed Staff Sergeants
Corp. Maurice W. Simon, Jr.
Sgt. Edward P. Kelly
Pvt. Britt Bailey
Pvt Leonard S. Powers
Pvt. Harold B. Stricker
Corp. Sidney Schnitzer
Corp. Robert G. Selleck
Corp. Donald J. Hennes
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Worship 11:00 A. M.
Training Union 6:40 P. M.
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Jap Bombs Old Story To Drew Private
PLANS TO HELP MAKE JAPS DANCE TO BULLETS
Pvt. Hugh White, Drew Field, Picks out a few of China's war tunes for some friends at the
field while off duty. He was born in China of Missionary parents and crossed the Pacific seven times on
friendly visits. A former music teacher in China's Central College, his present plans are to make the
Japs dance to the tune of bullets on his eighth Pacific crossing.
There is one soldier at Drew
Field to whom the "thump" of a
bomb will be no novelty when he
reaches the combat zone. He is
Pvt. Hugh White, now with a re-
porting company being schooled
at Drew Field.
Private White was in China
when the Japs first started their
aggression against the Chinese,
and in 1937 when he returned for
the third time he was greeted by
the sound of bombs being plopped
on Shanghai by the Japs. The
captain of the liner had dropped
anchor in the Yangtze River, not
daring to approach the city. When
a tender filled with refugees came
alongside the captain informed
passengers they could take the
tender back to the city at their
own risk, but no boat from the
ship would make the trip. Private
White and four other passengers
were the only ones to dare the
Son of Missionaries
Born of missionary parents in
China 23 years ago, Private White
lived 10 years in China and speaks
Chinese very well, although the
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he had the experience of living
through Japanese air-raids and
says the sight of bombers drop-
ping their eggs of death is one
not easily forgotten.
A teacher of music, he often en-
tertains soldiers at Drew Field
with selections when off duty. He
formerly taught music in the Cen-
tral College of China at Wuchang
and says that American music is
a great favorite of the Chinese.
Private White has crossed the
Pacific seven times for friendly
visits and to return to his work,
but says the next crossing will be
made with the intention of giving
the Japs all the personal hell he
can possibly dish out.
WTSP Broadcast Will
Feature Patriotic Poetry
A poetry program for the men
of Drew and MacDill Fields will
be broadcast from radio station
WTSP Sunday afternoon at 1:15.
The following letter was received
this week from Miss Billie Shaw,
who will present the program:
"Dear Boys at Drew Field:
Next Sunday, May 3, I shall
render a program of poems and
music, known as Journeys to
Poetsland, which I have dedicated
to our boys at Drew and MacDill
Fields. I may broadcast again
to you, so will you write a card
or note telling me the type poems
you like best? The May 3 pro-
gram is wholly patriotic. If you
enjoy this broadcast, will you
write and tell me? I would ap-
preciate hearing from you to the
extent that your mail would al-
ways be kept as a souvenir from
"Remember the time, 1:15 p.m.
"Remember the date, May 3.
"Remember the station, WTSP.
"Remember to listen.
"Remember to write.
Miss Billie Shaw."
Telephone Company Gets
Soldier's Whole Check
Camp Roberts, Calif.-Life in
the Army for Private Wayne C.
Harris is just work and one longer
He took his first monthly check'
of $21, handed it to the telephone
operator and called "Betty" at
'Los Angeles. He continued the
conversation with her for one
hour and 40 minutes.
When the operator told him
his bill was $22.60, he borrowed
$1.60 from a buddy who had been
waiting in line to use the tele-
phone and announced he woul4
do the same thing next month.
Flowers grow at each cottage
door at Tampa Auto Haven. Write
Mother to register there while
she visits you.-Adv.
many dialects make sign lan-
guage necessary during trips to
One of his trips into the interior
placed him in the position of a
doctor for a few hours. He had
volunteered to wait for some bag-
gage that was being packed from
a small village by coolies. While
waiting he struck up a friendship
with a small squad of Chinese
Several of the men came to
Private White complaining of
aches and pains. He had only
some aspirin and calomel and two
vicious black pills for cholera.
When a soldier complained of a
heachache he would dish out as-
pirin, if the ache was lower down
he would give calomel. Just be-
fore leaving one of the men
pointed out a pitiful creature who
was suspected of having cholera.
The pills for cholera would al-,
most kill a man not infected with
the dread disease, however, just
before he left, Private White de-
cided since the man looked so
nearly dead, he would give him
the pills. Private White does not
know to this day if his brief
career as a physician was suc-
Traveled on Burma Road
The Burma Road, known to
every newspaper reader, strikes a
chord in Private White's memory
when seeing it in print. He has
traveled over 200 miles on this
famous highway and has lived in
many of the towns now under
bombardment by the Japs.
While in several cities in China,
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DON'T FORGET MOTHER'S DAY
White Flowers for "The Mother Who Has Passed On,"
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Friday, Alay 1, 1M28
DREW FIELD ECHOES
1), DREW FELD EHOES..i.a..May..194
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Are You Seeking Peace?
Whether you go in for a merry
life of pleasure or try hard to
maintain your moral standards,
what you really want is a deep
aiding peace. Search where you
will, this can only be found in
Jesus, who said, "These things
have I spoken unto you that IN
ME YE MIGHT HAVE PEACE"
When you need a friend call us.
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" We Can. We Will, We Must
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BEST WISHES .
To The Men At Both Fields
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Patriotic? ... No... Just Sympathetic!
DAN CUPID ACTIVE
IN 503RD PLOTTING
The love bug seems to be flying
low around the 503rd Plotting
company Signal Regiment these
days. Corporal Polcino of Phila-
delphia, Pa., has just been bitten
and has presented his lovely girl
friend with a beautiful sparkler
April 1. Friends say it was a
fools day trick, but the corporal
says its no joke. The bride to be
is Miss Louisa Bordenave of West
Tampa. The wedding date has been
set for July 12.
Another romance blossomed
into marriage when Pvt. Tom
Grace of the 503rd Plotting Co.,
and ex-resident of St. Louis, took
as his bride Miss Bernice Becker
also of St. Louis.
The marriage took place on
April 9 at the Rectory of the Sa-
cred Heart church in Tampa. The
vows were heard by Chaplain
North of Drew Field. The best
man was Michael Chickett.
Mrs. Grace returned to St. Louis
after the wedding to make her
home with her parents.
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COMPLETE HOME FURNISHINGS
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GOOD FOOD REASONABLE PIiICES
DINNERS 30c, 40c, 60c
Trv our Sunday Roast Tnrl.ey Dinner with all
Trimmings or Fried Chicken Dinner. Three
SVegetables, Dessert and Drink i
Served Friday 11 A. M. to 9 P. M .........50c
WANTED: Hard-To-Fit Feet!
822 Franklin Street
Chaplain William L. Clark
Service at 11 a. m. Base Chapel
tent. Community sing -Religious
film, Wednesday night, 7:30,
Base Chapel tent.
Rabbi Davi L. Zielonka
Service at 11 a. m. Motor Trans-
port School tent on Limit Street in
503d tent area.
Chaplain Arthur A. North
403d Regt. Chaplain
Early mass at 6:15 a. m. Base
Chapel tent. Mass at 11 a. m. As-
sembly tent north of Base Head-
quarters. Holy Name Discussion
Club, Thursday evening, 7:30,
Base Chapel tent.
Chaplain Amos L. Boren
501st. Regt. Chaplain
Service at 11 a. m. on old run-
way in 503d tent area. Religious
film Thursday evening, 7:30 in
Chapel tent, 501st area.
They do things a little on the
weird side "Deep in the Heart of
Texas." When Private Lynn
Latham of the 503d returned from
his furlough out in the he-man
country, he was wearing an Army
version of a zoot suit-regular
issue pants only they had cuffs on
them. Seems he sent his sun tans
to the laundry and the washer-
uppers got a bit over zealous and
Cyclists in Eire are being urged,
because of the rubber shortage to
pedal slower and save their tires.
That baking contest the Drew
cooks are having is going to be all
right with the enlisted men. In
fact there have been numerous
suggestions that a tie would be
fine, so the whole contest could
be run over again.
Since the United States bought
Alaska for $7,200 furs worth
$127,000,000 have been shipped
out of the territory.
To find out a girl's faults,
praise her to her girl friends.
Mother Day Cards
Office Economy Index
Tampa's Convenient Stationer
314 Twiggs Street
Opp. Steps Hillsboro Hotel
Mother's Day Program
Planned For Drew Men
Tentative plans for a Drew Field
Mother's Day program were an-
nounced this week by Chaplains
W. L. Clark and Arthur A. North.
Chaplain North is planning a
convoy to the Sacred Heart church
in Tampa for the Catholic men,
and Chaplain Clark is planning on
having mothers from Tampa visit
Drew Field and act as mothers for
the men stationed here. Roses
will be given the visiting mothers
and an additional program is be-
Complete details of the day's
program will be announced next
Our Base librarian, Carolyn
Shelton, has announced new
hours for the Base Library. The
library will now be open every
week-day and Sunday from nine
a. m. 'till nine p. m.
We've often wondered if the
popularity of our library is in
any way affected by the gracious
and easy-on-the-eyes Carolyn?
REMEMBER MOTHER .
Sunday, May 10th
We Wire Flowers Anywhere
in the United States
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Cannon Shoe Store
Full line military type shoes
902 Franklin Street
Rex Billiard Parlor
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5c Fare on
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