VOL. 1. NO. 10 Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida Friday, May 8, 1942
Drew Men Hosts
To Tampa Mothers
On Mother's Day
More than 100 mothers from
Tampa are expected to be guests
of Drew Field soldiers on Sunday,
May 10, at Mother's Day services,
Chaplain W. L. Clark announced
Services will be held in the big
Assembly tent, north of the Base
headquarters. Chaplain Clark will
supervise a non-secular program,
in which Protestant and Jewish
soldiers will participate jointly.
The program will commence
with the singing of a hymn,
"Faith of Our Mothers," followed
by an invocation by Chaplain
Amos L. Boren. Colonel Melvin
Asp, commanding officer, Drew
Field, will extend welcoming
greetings to the visiting mothers.
A response by a mother will ensue.
Other features of the program
will include musical renditions by
a quartet from the 501st A. W.
Signal Regiment, a responsive
reading of the Sunday School les-
son, a prayer by Chaplain Clark, a
response by a brass quartet, and a
vocal solo by Mrs. Bennett, wife
of Major Bennett, commander of
the 13th Transport Group. Chap-
lain Clark will preach the sermon,
and the services will be concluded
with a hymn and a prayer.
Many distinguished visitors are
expected. Among these is Mr.
Hymanson of the Jewish Welfare
After the services the visiting
mothers will be the hosts of Drew
Field soldiers at a luncheon. A
very edifying meal is scheduled
to be served at several of the
Base mess halls, according to
Captain Walter F. Joyce, Drew
Field Mess Officer.
For the Catholic men Chaplain
Arthur A.. North, 403d Regiment
Chaplain, has arranged for a con-
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Highlights Of The Cooks And Bakers Contest Held Wednesday Are Pictured Above
1.-The mess sergeants were willing to back their entries with cold cash. Here are a few of the bets
2.-The judges, left to right, were Miss Rush, County Home Demonstration Agent; Miss Melba,
Tampa University Home Economics instructor, and Miss Marsh, Tampa Daily Times, Recipe Editor.
The ladies relax and enjoy a chicken dinner, Army style, after their arduous duties.
3.-Lt. Rice, Capt. Tully, Major Munger, Capt. Ziska and Capt. Joyce just couldn't resist trying
the baked beans.
.4.-Pvt. Lewis B. Guignard accepts a sample of cake from Miss Rush.
5.-The buck private judges went for the baked beans in a big way. Left to right, front row, are
Pvts. McGill, Wolf and Base Mess Sergeant McLaughlin with Pvt. Russomanno. Back row, left to
right are Pvts. Guignard, Southwick, Biesboer and Riley. The men are accepting samAles from
6.-Chaplain Clark opens wide for a bite of pie held by Miss Melba.
Kitchen 6 Is Winner Of
Cook and Bakers Contest
CLOSE FINISH CLIMAXES COOKING
Mess sergeants were as jittery
as mothers at a baby show while
their entries were being judged
in the Drew Field Cooking and
Baking Contest Wednesday, May
6. Perspiration flowed and silent
little prayers weie muttered as
the judges, Miss Rush, Home
Demonstration Agent for Hills-
borough County, Miss Melba,
Home Economics Instructor at
Tampa University and Miss
Marsh, recipe editor, Tampa
Daily Times, tasted, cut and
judged the delectable pies, frosted
cakes, delicious buns and baked
Finally the judges completed
the rounds of the foods prepared
by Army cooks and bakers here
at Drew Field. They then calmly
walked over to a mess table and
had a fried chicken dinner with
Capts. Joyce and Ziska and Lt.
Szafir. And they didn't announce
Mess sergeants continued to
'sweat it out' until late afternoon
when a memorandum came out of
headquarters proclaiming kitchen
No. 6 the winner of the coveted
First Place. Close on the heels,
or is it stoves, of kitchen No. 6,
came kitchen No. 5 for second
with kitchen No. 4 running in the
money for third place.
The other kitchens placed in the
following order: 4th place, kitch-
en No. 1; 5th place, kitchen No.
7; 6th place, kitchen No. 2, and
in 7th place kitchen No. 3. The
alleged bets made on the contest
were never witnessed being paid
or collected though it is rumored
a few sergeants are rather flush
while others are borrowing bus
fare to Tampa.
Seven buck privates assisted
the three ladies in the judging of
the entries. They followed the
same procedure as the ladies in
Now that the question has been
settled of just what kichen is the
best at Drew the men want an-
other contest run off. They sug-
gest enlisted men be the judges
and the contest run for the dura-
tion and six months. Winners
will be announced immediately
after the men are discharged from
the Army. The enlisted personnel
of the ECHOES staff heartily
echoes the suggestion from the
Breath-taking thrills and elec-
trifying action will be the order of
the day Monday evening when
Anz's famous skating act comes to
the outdoor boxing ring at Drew
to entertain soldiers.
Anz's presents one of America's
most original skating acts and
will bring his entire troupe to
Drew Field. The act has played
the leading theatres in the United
States and has appeared with the
best of the 'name bands.'
Picture and further details on
Before an enthusiastic crowd of
soldiers, the regular weekly va-
riety show sponsored by the De-
fense Recreational Board of Tam-
pa was presented on Monday, May
4, in the outdoor Boxing Arena.
The soldiers, more than 500 in
number, made up a happy, ex-
pressive crowd and, on the whole,
had a good time kidding with the
performers. The master of cere-
monies kept the men in good
humor in an exchange of banter.
Lieutenant Colonel Richard
Gimbel, newly appointed Special
Service Officer, was introduced
from the stage by Lieutenant E.
W. DeForest, Base Chemical War-
fare Officer, and they both re-
ceived a bfg hand. Colonel Gimbel
was applauded vociferously when
he told the men, "I am going to
get more seats for you. We are
going to try to build you a better
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Drew Shall Have Music
Band Officially Okayed
Drew Field is to have a band. phony orchestras, including the
Officially activated by orders from Michigan Symphony. He has
Headquarters from the Third Air played professionally with both
Force May 3, the band will be un- dance and concert orchestras.
der the direction of Tech Sergeant "I honestly believe we will have
Lester G. Baker. one of the finest bands," says the
Sergeant Baker comes to Drew Sergeant, "in this area."
Field from MacDill where he was The Drew Field Band will be
the assistant director of the field composed of 28 instruments. An
band. He was transferred to Mac- organization within itself, the
Dill in a cadre last October to band will carry its own ratings.
organize the band at that field. Regular rehearsals will soon have
Before coming to MacDill he was the band in good shape and
co-organizer of the 96hth Coast ready for public appearances, ac-
Artillery Band at Camp Davis, cording to Sergeant Baker.
"The spirit and cooperation
The sergeant is well qualified The spirit and cooperation
as a band director and organizer, from Drew officers," says Baker,
He has played with several sym- "has been remarkably fine."
Page2 DEW FELDECHOS Fiday Ma 8, 942
The Drew Field Echoes
JIIMY JACKSON, Publisher
Tam'pa Army Newspapers
215 BUS TERMINAL BUILDING
P. O. Box 2555 Phone 2177
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this newspaper are also contained in
the MacDill Field Fly Leaf. Minimum
joint circulation: 6,000 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.
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Investment, Residential Ap-
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Don't Forget Mothers' Day
Powell's Inc., Florist
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Open l" 7 P. BM.
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT AT DREW
Silver Springs, Fla., May 8.-
As a special Mother's Day com-
pliment, officials of this, Florida's
largest and most heavily patroniz-
ed recreation area, today placed
mothers of all service men on a
"war footing" with their sons by
offering them half price rates
Sunday on all boat rides.
In further compliment to the
mothers of service men, Silver
Springs Sunday will present a
special half houri radio broadcast
from the grounds, starting at
1:00 P. M.
Mothers will be selected for the
program which also will feature a
number of chimes-vibraphone
selections from the "Voice of the
A concert by the Ocala High
School band also is planned for 3
Silver Springs, five miles east of
Ocala, is open daily from sunrise
to sunset. There is no admission
to the grounds, no parking fee,
and no charge for picnic grounds.
Berger & Rachelson, Inc.
The Home of Pleezing Products
12th and WMitin St. Ph. 4041
There's nothing short about .Capt. Follett except, his stature.
Capt. Dunlap, tallest at Drew, dwarfs the Aimy's smallest Captain
in the above photo.
Bodo Buys Bonds
M/Sgt. George Bodo, Hq.. & H
Squadron, believes in doing all 1
can to win the war.
When approached by Bon
Salesman, Pvt. Patterson, of h
squadron, the Sergeant signed u
for $200.00 of the War Bond
The purchase was made under tl
new "Pay Reservation" plan pi
into effect recently.
Soldiers who wish to buy W;
Bonds may now allodate a part
their pay to be 'deducted eac
month toward the purchase. Pa;
ments are made in 'units of $1.2
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
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Dan'l S. Bagley -Beer Wine Sandwiches--
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There's nothing unusual abc
the officer shown on the right
Sthe above picture-Capt..Jose
H. Dunlap of the 503d. Of count
She's six feet tall, and he's popu
with officers and men of Dr
is However, there's a real st(
Ip wrapped up in the officer on t
s. left-Capt. Leslie C. Follett,
le the same regiment. Up until t
ut outbreak of the present war, Ca
Follett was the "shortest" of
ar cer in the military service of t
of United States, scaling an ev
ch five feet in height. A spec
y- waiver was necessary at the tin
15 he was commissioned in the Tex
National Guard, in 1927. He h
previously served as an enlist
man in the National Guard a
also saw service during t
Capt. Follett is a native of
Pvit. David Alton Surratt of t
327th Materiel Squadron has 'j
purchased $375 dollars worth
United States War Bonds.
Surratt has been in the Ar
for nine months and part of t
money used in buying these bon
was saved from his monltl
salary. Pvt. Surratt lives in Jac
son Hill, North Carolina, and sa
"he hopes to be able to buy ma
more bonds to help his governme
beat the enemy."
Now if Pvt. Surratt can b
bonds, so can we all. Buy a bo:
today and aid your country in t
financial struggle. Money put
Bonds will be only savings th
will aid you greatly in getting
new start when the war is over.
Summer rates now in effect
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Hats Cleaned and Blocked
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Air Base Bus
30 Minute Service to Both
Melds At All Hours
15 Minute Service
During Rush Hours
For Further Information
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, May 8, 194L'
Iuar a J ay 0, 1I0I
DREW DROPS 2
U.S.P.P. And Tampa U Take Advantage
Of Interceptor's Errors To Chalk Up Wins
Outhitting the Tampa U Spar-
tans eight to seven, Drew Inter-
ceptors still came out on the short
end of a 7 to 3 score in Saturday's
game at Plant field.
Bekeza paced the Interceptors
with three for five and personally
scored one of the three runs.
Southpaw Brown limited the
Spartans to seven hits in going the
distance and allowed only one hit
in the last six innings. The Spar-
tans getting six of 'their seven runs
in the first three frames.
Drew tallied their three runs in
the third and fifth innings. The
Interceptors' veteran third base-
man, Birch got to Clements for a
double and single. Leftfielder
Boone smacked out a homer
against the left field fence netting
their final run.
Drew rallied in the third frame
and scored two runs on three hits
and one error. Bekeza started the
inning with a single. Todd, next
man, reached first on Lakus'
error. Klimzak and Birch hit
safely bringing in the two runs.
U.S.S.P. WINS 9-7
In the second game of the West
Coast league, .Drew Interceptors
were edged out by the U.S.P.P.,
9 to 7 Sunday at Plant field.
The winners came from behind
in the eighth inning to score four
times for the margin of victory.
Drew started the ball rolling
early in the game by picking up a
single in the first frame. Bekeza
singled after two were out and
scored on two errors and a wild
pitch by Hernandez..
The Phosphates scored a run
each in the first and second in-
ning to move out in front over the
Interceptors. Drew hit;their stride
in the fourth inning by bunching
five hits along with one error for
three runs to put them out in
front with a 4-2 margin. Boone,
Klimzak, Swinney, Moore and
Birch each picked off singles in
McNulty and Klimzak cracked
out singles in the fifth along with
a base on balls and one error to
give the Interceptors two more
U.S.P.P. closed the gap at this
stage by picking up two runs in
the sixth, one in the, seventh and
their big splurge in the eighth
which netted them four runs
The Interceptors secured their
final run in the ninth inning on
hits by Birch and Bekeza.
Moore limited the Phosphates
to nine hits while his mates were
collecting 13 off the visitors.
Several costly miscues by Drew
was the .difference ,in ,the ball
Boone led the hitting attack for
the Interceptors with three for
five. Bekeza, Birch and Klimzak
each getting two bingles apiece.
Score by innings:
U.S.P.P...110 002 140-9 9 4
Drew ......100 320 001-7 13 10
Batteries: U.S.P.P. Hernandez
and Polk; Drew: Moore and
Sergeant Late At
Sergeant Walter Deavers, Head-
quarters Co., 503, is (the kind of
person who'd be late to his own
wedding. In fact he and his wife
did just that and the attendants
were on edge when they arrived
late for the ceremony which was
performed in a Tampa Presbyte-
rian church on April 23.
The Sergeant's wife is a Tampa
girl, Minnie Vickers, and he is
from Washington, D. C.
Machine Records Unit
Speeds Paper Work
The commanding officer of a trained enlisted men can locate
Third Air Force base needs plum- desired information by means of
bers, and he needs them fast. He
knows there must be plumbers in
the Third Air Force somewhere.
His problem is solved simply by
telephoning Headquarters. At al-
most the snap of the fingers the
plumbers are locaJted. Of course,
the same speed applies to locating
typists, linesmen, telegraphers or
any other specialists in the Army.
The reason is machinery. No,
the fighting units of the modern
American Army are not the only
branches that have been mechan-
ized. The paper work has kept
In no time at all, Captain G. W.
Waters and his staff of especially
the new machine records unit, the
second in operation in the Army
It's all done with perforated
cards and special machinery. The
machines, the epitome of modern
American business methods, 'read'
the personal cards of officers and
enlisted men. They can "read"
cards ait the rate of 240 per min-
ute. They do work which, accord-
ing to Captain Waters, would be
virtually impossible for clerks
To begin at the beginning of
this ingenious system of speed and
efficiency, what is known as a
locater card is made out for men
of the'various units of the Third
Cards are also sent to the Head-
quarters of the various Corps
Areas and to the Adjutant Gen-
eral's Office, Washington, so that
the War Department has on file
just what happened to every man
on what date.
The machine records unit is a
swift, modern American business
method to keep pace with the
modern, fast-moving Army Air
If you think the enemy doesn't
have agents in this country you're
kidding yourself keep mum,
Keep 'Em Flying .
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D)REWT FIELD ECHOES
F id M 8 1942
A good thing to remember .
you can talk your way into the
It's too damn late to remember
not to talk when you're in the
middle of the ocean swallowing
Remember Home Sweet Home!
Give 'Em Hell And Hurry Back
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Tampa's Modern Residential
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Known For Its Congenial At-
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Special Rates to Service Men
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Best Wishes ...
To The Army Air Force
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Keep 'Em Flying
By Pvt. Harold Ovis
We don't know whether Pvt.
Morrison is just tough or a sound
sleeper. The other night, the sol-
dier who sleeps in the upper berth
of the double decker came into the
barracks a bit late and all the
lights were out. Taking off his
shoes the soldier attempted to get
into his upper and just about
mashed Morrison's face and
stomach through the springs. The
next morning, the only comment
from Pvt. Morrison was that the
mosquitoes were biting a bit har-
der than usual last night.
Hq. & Hq. Sqdrn lays claim to
the longest inning and the biggest
softball score on the post. When
the 'lst Platoon played the 2nd
Platoon, it took 2 and 1/2 hours
to play 5 innings. The final score
was 1st Platoon 42, 2nd Platoon
Pvt. Tichnor is being duly hon-
ored by the men of the 31st Trans-
port Sq. as being the only man un-
able to connect with any girl in
town. Could it be that he doesn't
care or does his face frighten the
Pvt. Ginsburg must like his
morning drill periods since he
must be saving a lot of money.
Ginsburg, who is a bit on the chub-
by side, drips perspiration after a
bit of drill in the hot sun. A
private gym would charge' him a
lot of money to make him lose all
that excess weight.
Wonder who that pretty blond
that Pvt. Slade of the 1 Transport
Sq. was chasing in town the other
night. He claims the girl loves
him, maybe so, appearances often
Could the reason that Pvt. Ro-
binett of the 30th Transport Sq.
is so grouchy the past few days be
because he had to return to the
field because of the lack of a pass
last Sunday. He met the cutest
trick in Clearwater, or so he
claims and he just wanted to stay
there with her until the wee hours
of the night.
Who is the charming young
lady sitting in the all-together on
one of the desks in the orderly
room. Most of 'the men there just
sit there and sigh at the picture.
They can't be blamed since the
picture is a bit on the eye catching
Featuring Corsages and Cut Flowers
THE TERRACE GIFT AND FLOWER SHOP
Connecting Directly with the Tampa Terrace Lobby
DON'T FORGET MOTHER'S DAY
White Flowers for "The Mother Who Has Passed On,"
Red Flowers for the Mother Who Is Still With Us
FRIENDLY AND JARMAN SHOES FOR MEN
McCASKILL CLOTHING COMPANY
711 FRANKLIN STREET
(Next to Tampa Theatre)
TO ALL SERVICE MEN ....
Don't forget your Mother on
MOTHER'S DAY MAY 10th 1942
We telegraph flowers everywhere.
Bonded members F. T. D. Association
316 Madison in Hotel Hillsboro Bldg.
SMOKER'S SUPPLIES WHITE HOUSE CAFE
Rainbow Cigar Store Specials
T-Bone Steaks -- Half Chicken
624 TAMPA ST. Cor. Twiggs & Morgan
Opp. Bus Station
The Mystery Of
A Wrong Shoe
Or, Who's Got It
If his shoe pinches, a soldier
doesn't necessarily have to wear
it. Some unknown soldier, how-
ever, in 'the 1st Reporting Com-
pany, 553d Signal Battalion, must
be wearing one that pinches. At
any rate he is wearing the wrong
size overshoe for which he ex-
changed his own on Sunday, April
5, while on guard. The shoe is
not only the wrong size; it is of
a different type, with the name
"Daugherty" inscribed inside of
The soldier must have been in
a mad rush to get off guard duty,
judging from the hasty manner in
which he got his footwear mixed
with someone's else.
TIPS FROM THE
A group of privates from the
30th and 31st Squadrons will never
try to hurry getting back to their
barracks from a long hike. Mem-
bers of both squadrons took a long
hike Sunday afternoon under the
direction of Sgts. McCausl and
Foster. All went well until the re-
turn journey when this group
suddenly got the idea that if they
would hurry along they could get
back to their quarters and out of
their misery much faster. The fast
pace played havoc with the re-
mainder of the fellows. Sooh the
Sergeant noticed the procedure.
Muttering under his breath, "I'll
give them a fast work-out they'll
not soon forget," the non-com
moved to the head of the column.
He separated the "fast" men from
the remainder of the group and
ordered them into 'double quick'
time. Amid much laughter the cul-
prits moved on the double for al-
most 150 yards forward and were
hen ordered to return to the
column. When the march was re-
sumed those at the head of the
colmun moved along gingerly for
fear of another workout.
Instead of a hike the Ieadquar-
ters and 32nd Squadrons went to
Clearwalter for a swim Sunday.
They were joined by Pvt. Tick-
nor of the 31st and Pvt. Robinette
of the 30th.
Pvt. Free, Headquarters Squa-
dron, is quite a physical education
instructor, judging by the manner
in which he has been showing the,
way to his fellow-soldiers. Free, a
former newspaper man, worked as
a correspondent for Chicago and
Washington, D. C. dailies.
Pvt. N. Heyward Ball, attached
to 32nd Squadron, 13th Transport
Group, has the distinction of hav-
ing been a flying instructor before
enlisting in the Army. Prior to
entering the service he was teach-
ing student pilots at Salem, Va. He
also completed two weeks at an
Army mnst ucior's Refresher
School. Althout only 22 years old
he has 325 flying hours to his
credit and holds a CAA Com-
mercial pilots license. Ball plans
to become a flying Cadet. A knit-
ter by trade, Pvt. Ball is the son,
of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Ball of
Roanoke, Va., where his father is
manager of two service stations.
HQ & HQ SQUADRON
309th AIR BASE GROUP
By PVT. JESSE ZIMMERMAN
The other day one of the
younger members of our squadron
was faced with a baffling problem
which he solved in an unorthodox
manner. Private Thurman "Reds"
Trott, only 23 years old and hal-
ing from Annapolis, Md., was a
tobacco farmer before he became
a soldier and he has had to exer-
cise his ingenuity more than once
on the farm in order to get a fair
return from his crops.
He has been in the Army only
four weeks, and the problem
which confronted him concerned
a phase of military courtesy. He
was strolling down a street when
he came to a fork in a road.
Imagine his consternation when
he saw two officers walking to-
wards him from two directions.
He didn't know which to salute
first, and being a conscientious
soldier he wanted to pay his re-
spects to both. So, in order to re-
main impartial, he solved the dif-
ficulty by saluting both officers
at the same time, one with his
right hand and the other with his
left. Nice work, Reds!
Some of the soldiers in Hqs. and
Hqs. Squadron have become
Pepsi-Cola fiends. The soft drink
habit has developed so deeply in
them that they are actually going
to the post office, where the
Pepsi-Cola machines are located,
in the middle of the night. What
Hqs. and Hqs. Squadron lays
claim to the youngest soldier in
Drew Field, Private James
"Shorty" Walker. He is a mere
"Babe in Arms," being 'only 17
years old. Shorty hales from
Best Wishes to the A.A.F. from
& DECORATING CO.
Flags of All Kinds
311416 Florida Phone 3319
Service Men. Keep 'Em Flying
St. John's River Line Co.
Whiting and Water
Men of the 309th A7r Base
Group certainly took Captain
Tully's talks on Keep Your Mouth
Shut seriously. They refuse to
talk even to each other about
Tampa beauties they have met
since coming to Drew.
1 r R
"At Your Service"
3910 MacDill Avenue
J. D. MEDAGLIA, Prop.
Columbia Poultry Market
B. BERONDA, Prop
We Dress 'Em. and Deliver Free
1807 7th Avenue Ph. Y-4087
Best Wishes to the Army
Air Forces from
Allen Jones Tire & Battery Co.
Platt St. At So. Boulevard
Amco Products, Oil, Grease
ON CLEARWATER BEACH
DeLuxe Housekeeping Apartments $15.00 Per Week and Up
605 Mandalay Blvd. Clearwater Beach
ALL WE ASK IS A TRIAL ...
GOOD (Homelike) MEALS Reasonable Prices
122 W Lafayette On the River Bank
MADISON DRUG COMPANY
Franklin and Madison Street
Where the Men of the Armed Service Shop and Eat
We Are Anxious to Be of Service
M ANHATTAN CAFE
S210 E. Lafayette St. Tampa
(;OOD) FOOD REASONABLE PRICES
DINNERS 30c, 40c, 60c
STr, our Sunday Roast Turkey Dinner with all
T"rimmi:iii s or Fried Chicken Dinner. Three
Vegelables, Dessert and Drink 50
Served Friday 11 A. M. to 9 P. M............ c
OPEN DAY AND NITE
WE USE STRICTLY WESTERN MEATS
117 WEST COLUMBUS DRIVE
Phone M-1422 .t FOR PROMPT DELIVERY SERVICE
We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities
DRZEW FIELD ECHOES
FridayL~, Alay 8, 1942,
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Appointed Staff Sergeant
Sgt. William Henderson
Pvt. Howard F. Davis
Pvt. Joe B. Steele
Pvt. Jerry L. DeGregory
Pvt. Escal E. Brown
Pvt. Francisco Gutierrez, Jr.
Pvt. Michael E. Ochnich
Pvt. Eugene M. Scarborough
Pvt. William B. Ware
Pvt. Dave O. Yackel
A buck private at Barksdale
Field, set a new example a few
months ago when upon learning
that he had been promoted to Pfc.,
tacked a pack of Bull Durham
smoking tobacco to 'the bulletin
board with a note inviting all of
his friends to have one on him in
honor of his promotion.
WELCOME TO TAMPA ...
May Your Stay With Us
Be A Pleasant One
2301 Texas Phone H-8107
Keep 'Em Flying
REMEMBER MOTHER .
Greetings to the Boys at
MAO DILL AND DREW
808 N. Howard
EXHAUST & VENTILATING
Are cooling buildings in many
training fields. Quick aid given
on ventilating problems, and
delivery of fans made in 5 days.
A. BARTON WHITE, Dist. Agt.
221 E. Lafayette Street, Tampa
Best Wishes .
To The Army Air Force From
"Nice Place For Nice People"
Liquor Wine and Beer
Main and North Boulevard
Keep 'Em Flying .
Armenia Shoe Shop
2208 Armenia Ave.
Keep 'Em Flying .
Louis' Cash Grocery
Full Line of Groceries
Meats and Cold Drinks
1502 Tampa St. Ph. 4386
Keep 'Em Flying
DAVIS DRUG STORE
50th St. and E. Broadway
Keep 'Em Flying .
Awnings, Venetian Blinds
105 Franklin Phone 2788
Keep 'Em Flying Boys .
Bread & Cakes for all Occasions
2308 MAIN ST.
Keep 'Em Flying...
LIFE INSURANCE CO.
T. J. MILES, Mgr.
Tampa Theatre Building
Famous Skating Act Appears Here Monday
America's outstanding skating act comes to Drew Field Monday for an appearance in the outdoor
boxing arena at 7:30 p. m. Anz brings his act to Drew for one appearance only. It's free for the
For glamorous color; amazing gymnastics; flashing and daring speed on roller skates; this Anz
act is the most extraordinary performance ever presented to the American public.
Goes to Med School
Master Sergeant Howard C.
Hensley of the 553d Medical De-
tachment has been selected to at-
tend Medical Administrative Of-
ficer Candidate School at Camp
Sergeant Hensley has put in
five years service and part of this
time has been in the possessions
of the United States.
Best of luck Sergeant.
HOPES THAT YOU
Keep 'Em Flying
VALUABLE COUPON to men X
Sin uniform-Heath Cabinet, .
f Shower and Massage-Any z
: day up to May 15, 1942-All
Sfor 50c. Massage Department,
. SINUOTHERMIC INSTITUTE X
SPhone M-1286, 307 W. Euclid
STampa Bring This Coupon.
Max Star, Prop.
805 Grand Central Ave.
For Healthful Recreation
A young warbler of quite some
promise is exercising his vocal
cards now in the 2nd Reporting
Company of the 565th Signal Re-
giment. He is Private John Hes-
sion, a goodlooking lad from Al-
bany, N. Y. Several weeks ago he
joined the 2nd Reporting Com-
pany, coming from Fort McClellan,
Ala., where he was stationed with
the infantry since February.
In his home town of Albany,
capital seat of the state of New
York, Hession sang professionally
for the Alba-Del Light Opera
Company. He was well known also
by a large radio audience, his
rich,melodious voice having been
broadcast regularly over the
waves of an Albany radio station.
Private Hession is now a radio-
man in the Signal Corps, and he
expresses an eagerness to do his
bit in setting the Rising Sun of the
Japanese and nailing Hitler to his
crooked cross. There is no doubt
but that Hession's services will be
appreciated highly if the per-
formances of his Army duties
equal his singing ability.
When a stranger offers to buy
you a drink he may want some-
thing from you don't tell him
anything concerning Drew Field.
You may think that talking
won't hurt you but your life
can be the forfeit.
"Keep 'Em Flying Boys"
O. C. Thompson,
102 Crescent Place
Keep 'Em Flying .
L. B. CHAPMAN
2114 E. Broadway
A soldier at Camp Davis, North
Carolina, was standing guard one
dark night. Through the still
night air he could hear someone
approaching. 'Halt! Who's there?'
came his traditional challenge.
Loud and clear he heard the
answer: "You wouldn't know me.
I just got here!"
A number of the men stationed
at Drew are taking advantage of
the Florida sunshine. Some of
them are so sunburned they are
the color of Japs. Maybe we can
use them for infiltration tactics.
662nd Sig. Rept. Co.
The War Bond buying bug bit the
662d Sig. Rept. Co. Frontier last
week and the company was first
at Drew Field to make a report on
company war bond sales with
a record of 100 per cent of per-
sonnel present with' the company
having bought war bonds.
Captain Albert Ford 662d com-
mander, set the example by con-
tracting to buy $150 in war
bonds each month.
Monthly pay roll deductions,
represent $1570 saving per month
for the men of the company, a
saving that the men will probably
The 100 percent record was set
within two days after it was an-
nounced that the 'bonds could be
bought through the company or-
derly room. The sales were handl-
ed in the company by Sgt. De
To his parents Pv,t. Owen Moor-
head, a Pennsylvanian who left
school teaching in Georgia to be-
come a soldier and is now in the
66d Sig. Rept. Co. Frontier, is
becoming as hard to find as Ye-
hoodi, or the little man who wasn't
Joining the army in Georgia,
Pvt. Moorehead was sent to Flor-
ida, farther from his home in
Pennsylvania. Recently his family
moved to Miami and Soldier Moor-
head's hopes for seeing the family
more often soared.
Immediately after the Moorhead
family had moved to Miami, Pvt..
Moorhead was chosen to attend
school in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania..
No matter how small the in-
formation may seem to you ..
the enemy can use it. .
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By T. G. Meo
"Join the Army and Be a Man."
No truer words were ever spoken.
One month ago we came to the
sunny Southland, a mob of raw
recruits. Some of 'us had enlisted,
while others had been drafted,
but whatever the case we were
all sworn into the great institu-
tion of "The United States Army."
To most of us this was a new ad-
venture. Surprisingly enough, un-
der the watchful eyes and keen
supervision of our commanding of-
ficer, aided by his able staff of
non-commissioned officers, we
were shaped into a monolithic
mold known as "Soldier." Thanks
to our commanding officer and his
staff, we are now ready both in
body and mind to uphold the honor
and lofty ideals of the U. S. A.
against any enemy.
Now that our lights must be
out at 9 o'clock, everyone is ask
ing Private Joe Cummings, better
known as "Muscles," to sleep in
their tent .Back home he was
We wonder why our tailor shop-
has become overcrowded suddenly.
Can it be that the soldiers are
displaying more interest in their
clothing, or is Josephine the at-
traction? We wonder.
Men of the 327th anticipated on
May 3 a swim at Clearwater in the
Gulf of Mexico. Sergeant Rippy
instructed us to meet the convoy
at 12:30, and like good soldiers
we were ready on time. Our little
dip in the Gulf, however, did not
materialize, due to some military
secret, and we had to go back to
our old Sunday schedule, which is
nothing more than a hike. Next
Sunday we would like to chal-
lenge any other outfit to a swim-
Our wishes are with Private
Clarence Templin for a speedy
recovery. Private Templin is now
an inmate of MacDill Field
If any soldier is having any
trouble with his insurance, due to
his entering the service, go and
see Private Benjamin Weinraub.
With more than 11 years of in-
surance experience, he would be
more than willing to help you
solve your problems.
To Our Mothers
By T. G. Meo
To us, Dear Mother, you are Queen
And in our hearts you will always
We brought you sorrow and made
For things we did in years gone by.
We're soldiers now of the U. S. A.
We know you're proud and want
it that way.
This war we're fighting is for you,
So don't worry nor ever fear.
We'll slap those Japs and Axis
That you might live
In this land of sunshine and
Especially Made for You
1604 PLATT ST.
BIG CITY COP NOW
It was early in the morning, and
the reveille whistle had blown in
the company streets of Headquar-
ters and Headquarters Squadron,
of the 309th Air Base Group. Most
of the soldiers believed, in fact,
that it was too early for shut-eye
to end and the day's routine to
begin. At any rate, they kept right
on pounding their ears.
No sooner was the whistle too-
ted, however, than soldiers in
neighboring tents were treated to
the forceful shouting of a rich
baritone voice. Some soldier, ob-
viously, was trying to arouse his
tent inmates out of pleasant dreams
about their hometown sweethearts.
No sergeant ever called the roll in
he morning more earnestly than
this spectral voice, this disturber
-f dreams, this murderer of sleep.
"Hey, Bud, get up!" the voice
soundede. "Hey, Bill! Al! Nor-
man! Pete! Damn it, get up an'
stop pounding' your ears!" The
soldier sounding off was Private
Lawrence Hutson, one of the 160
men who came to Drew Field from
Fort Meade, Md., only three weeks
Larry, as he is called, is a tall,
strong, goodlooking, and pleasant-
mannered soldier of 29; he was a
policeman in civilian life. For
more than -two years he covered
his beat in exemplary fashion. The
beat he patrolled included a sec-
tion of Baltimore in which the
most essential defense workers of
'he Maryland metropolis reside.
He was well-liked and highly
thought-of by the aeroplane, steel
ind shipyard workers who lived in
And now Larry bids fair to win
an even greater share of popularity
in the army. He not only keeps
his tent mates in order, and they
like him for it, but his popularity
among the new men in the 309th
Gp is far more extensive. A good
Officers of Drew Field are in-
vited to avail themselves of the
facilities of the officers' barbers
shop, which was recently opened
by "Barber Fagin" in the officers'
Fagin, himself, will usually be
found on one chair in this shop
and (this is free, Fagin) you'll
find him a darn good barber.
athlete, in good physical condi-
tion and easily adaptable, Larry
has made rapid strides in his
development as a soldier. In the
opinion of some of his buddies, he
has the makings of a good drill
The new recruits in ?Hqs. &
Hqs. Squadron were having small
arms instruction. Sgt. Kiefer
stopped in front of one man and
pointed to his gun asking,
"Where is the balance of the
The recruit looked at him in be-
wilderment. "Sorry, Sarge," he
was able to mumble at last. "This
is all the gun that was issued to
It was Sgt. Kiefer's turn to look
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LOGIS I ICS i
Strategy is the planning of warfare.
Tactics is the execution of those plans.
Logistics, the third branch of military science, is the supplying of
everything necessary to strategy and tactics-in the right amount, at
the right place, at the right time.
Now, in total war, we must apply the science of Logistics to all of
our activities as a nation-civilian as well as military. WE-ALL are
part of the Victory Program.
Our supply lines are literally life lines of the United Nations.
Man-power and munition-power are the controlling factors.
Today, Logistics dictates strategy-determines tactics.
Congress has appropriated billions of dollars but it cannot appro-
priate one single second of time.
Time favors those who appreciate it as the priceless commodity it
In war, when we save time we save lives-and we make our indi-
vidual contribution to Victory.
DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
This message appeared in every daily newspaper, both English and for-
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Friday, May 8, 1942
DREW. FIELD ECHOES
Friday, May 8, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Keep 'Em Flying .
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ALL KINDS OF TECHNICIAN CHEVRONS
ON THE BALL
One of the teams in a class "D"
league down in the deep South
was having a run of awful bad
luck. To be exact they had dropped
fourteen games in a row and ,the
manager was frantic.
They were playing their fif-
teenth game before the home fans.
Things went well until the seventh
frame when the opposing team be-
gan hitting everything thrown at
them. Three hurlers paraded to
the mound in rapid succession but
the slaughter continued. The man-
ager was wild. Glancing along the
bench he spied one of his utility
players sleeping peacefully. The
manager rushed over, kicked the
sleeping player on the shins and
yelled, "How can you sleep with
us losing this ball game?"
"Well naow suh,, we can't win
'em all can we?" he drawled.
Gum-poppers are a hell of lot
more dangerous than machine
The Axis have sunk many a
ship because a soldier had a
why scrambled all the time?
Quit smirking, Sgt. Dorsey.
How about the time the last bus
saved you from your best friend's
plot to marry you off to that beau-
tiful (?) creature in Miami.
Happiest man on the squad-
Pvt. Bill Mumma. Bill's wife is
now visiting him for about ten
lays. It's like a second honeymoon,
even after five years of marriage.
We can see your point, soldier.
Pvt. Paul Paranichs' picture of
his lovely wife makes the interior
of his tent appear just a little bit
Talk about the sailors traveling
the seven seas, how about our Sgt.
Marko. In the length of time he
has been in the service his eyes
have seen the Philippines, Pana-
ma, Hawaii, China, etc.
To the recruits: Be sure and
have your Sgt. explain the reasons
for the 'red line'. It means a delay
in your pay, and can be inflicted
for various reasons.
More parties like the one we had
last Monday. Any objectors?
807 Conober St., Tampa. bru-
nett, blue eyes, dimples, and likes
swimming. She is.five feet seven
inches tall, and answers to the
name of Joan Du Mez. 'O-La-La!'
Roses are blue
Violets are pink
the thirteenth drink.
THAT'S ALL THIS WEEK.
The folks back home would like
to see you when the war's over
S. but you can talk yourself out
of the trip.
MEET YOUR FRIENDS
Cor. FORTUNE & FRANKLIN
Dancing Every Night in the
Beer Wines Liquors
-Orchestra Music Nightly-
ULLIV JIV--- -- -
month of April were: Technician
Fourth Grade Spencer E. Dimond
promoted from Private first class;
Technician Fifth Grade Reuben
W. Hawes promoted from private;
and Private First Class Charles
K. Hoffman promoted from grade
Under present conditions, en-
listed men cannot be transferred.
into the Finance Department. All
replacements and additional men
are.obtained direct from other
activated finance offices, or from
the Finance Replacement Center,
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.
The "Drew Echoes" wishes to
extend its congratulations to these
men who have received promotions
and hopes to see other promotions
within the agent finance office in
the near future.
Loose talk is like a snowball
S. it grows as it goes .. keep
your mouth shut!
Greetings to .. .
350th Materiel FINANCE DEPARTMENT
PROMOTES FOUR MEN
During the month of April new
Our thanks to the Rev. R. E. stripes havoc been observed in the
Van Deusen of St. Paul's Luthe- agent finance office. On April 1st
ran Church, 5405 Seminole Ave., Staff Sergeant Devoe's promotion
for the swell evening he arranged was made known by orders of the
for us last Thursday week. It was Commanding General, Third Air
like going home once again. Force. Staff Sergeant Devoe is one
of the first three men who were
Personal assigned to the agent finance of-
Congratulations to the men fice. He actually reported for duty
transferred into the 350th Mate- on or about the first of July,
riel. You fellows now belong to 1941, after having completed thir-
the newest and best squadron on teen weeks of basic infantry train-
the field-no apologies to the 13th ing at Camp Wheeler, Georgia.
-Keep your noses clean, fellows, Since there was no Drew Field
and get into the spirit that now agent finance office at that time,
prevails. Staff Sergeant Devoe was placed
on special duty with the MacDill
In return for working so hard Field Finance Office. He remain-
for our passes, Sgt. Mimms, we ed at MacDill Field until the acti-
are going to see if we can't 'fix it vation of the Drew Agent Finance
so you' can return to dear old Office.
Chattanooga, without a police es- All personnel of the Drew and
cort for protection. MacDill Finance Offices were hap-
py to see this promotion, parti-
That was really a swell talk cularly in that it came through in
Sgt. Brown gave in tent No. 11 the time to permit his wearing the
other night. The fellows fortunate chevrons to his home in Hartford,
enough to hear it really 'soaked Connecticut, where he has gone for
it up'. His timely information was a ten day furlough. We know that
a great help. the home town people rejoiced to
see Staff Sergeant Devoe wearing
Denny says that if the chicken his new chevrons.
can lay them, he'll eat 'em. But nthe nrAmotions during the
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Nicodemus Jewelry Store
708 Franklin Street
Keep 'Em Flying .
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MAC DILL AND DREW FIELD
MEN AND YOUR FAMILIES
701 Franklin Street
*. V -
Opposite Bus Station
A Good 10c Hamburger
Open Day and Night
.. NIGHT 8-11
Fare on Davis Island Buses
Leaving Grant's Corer on
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DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, May 8, 194'
On May 10th, Mother's Day, 1st
Sgt. Roy Ives, will be joined in
holy wedlock with Miss Ruth
Welton of Tampa, Florida. Sgt.
Ives, better known as "Pop" to
everyone at Drew Field, extends a
cordial invitation to all of his
friends, officers and enlisted men
of Drew, to be present at the
ceremony at 10 A. M. at Base Cha-
pel Tent. Sgt.' Ives and Miss Wel-
tbn met several weeks ago at a
U. S. O. Dance, where she was
serving as hostess. The love bug
bmt immediately and the romance
now is to climax in marriage.
Quoting Sgt. Ives, "You can't
keep as KIDS single forever."
Lots of luck, Sgt., and may your
troubles be little ones.
i On Suhiday last, the 664th again
"hit the road," with the 665th,
666th, and 667th on an 8 mile
hike, enroute to Clearwater. On
the march Pfc. Lester Hima,
f664th, while resting came face to
face with "old black Joe," a cot-
ton mouth snake. After many
stones had struck the under-slung
creature, and everyone had
siqueamishly gazed on the ugly
fangs it showed, 1st Sgt. Landis,
6'65th, smashed the head of the
Saake, just as we are gping to
smash those;' yellow snakes" over
there. The, batting average was
1000%, no casualties, good swim
and a good day.
If Corp. Bill Anderson and Pfc.
3. B. Way, Jr. seem to move slow-
lT and easilyy; it is because of
their beautiful red glow, acquired
4a Clearwate.r Beach. Less sun or
ftwer beauties will have to be the
program so the boys don't gaze too
long and, become sunburned.
'Any advice on romance can be
secured from Pfc. David Snider,
66.4th. He has become an ardent
reader and student of "True Ro-
mance" stories and can be seen
many times acting out some of the
These are our activities. How
about yon other companies? Let's
hear from you.
1st Lieut. Benjamin J. French
has assumed command of Com-
munications Co. 501st Sig. Reg.
Tech Sergeant Joe (Jovial)
Hayes has returned to this regi-
ment after four months in the
hospital at Ft. Dix, N. J.
STampa must appeal to five of
the newly appointed sergeants in
this regiment as they are bringing
their wives to Tampa.
Captain Young, commander of
the 1st Reporting Company of the
501st is recovering after a short
stay in MacDill Hospital.
The 1st Reporting Company of
the 501st boasts of a winning in-
door baseball team. Corporal Len-
netz is coach of the team and says
all challenges are accepted.
James M. Fox, First Sergeant
of the 1st Reporting Company of
the 501st is now on furlough to
see his son graduate and receive
his commission as 2nd Lieutenant
at Rolla, Missouri.
Keep 'Em Flying .
: La Nueva Grocery Co.
3022 N. Arminenia Ave.
DREW MEN HOSTS
TO TAMPA MOTHERS
ON MOTHER'S DAY
(Continued from Page 1)
voy to the Sacred Heart Church in
Tampa. The parade formation
for Drew Field men will fall in
at Cass Street, then march down
Florida Avenue to the church.
MacDill men will also participate
in the parade, falling in at La-
About 1,500 men are expected
to breakfast which will be served
at the Hillsboro Hotel, Tampa.
Colonel Griffin, Chaplain of the
Third Air Force, will celebrate
the Mass; Chaplain Gaynor will
serve as deacon; Chaplain Seward
will act as sub-deacon; and Chap-
lain North, of Drew Field, will
preach the sermon.
Sounding all calls during Mass
will be Corp. Harold Ferris.
Colonel Duke, Captains Gibney,
Hogan and Forest, and Lt. Sterba
will serve the Mass.
John Hession, of the 503rd
A. W. Signal Regiment, will sing
Remember what Captain Tully
said when you talk, you're a
long time dead.
662nd Rept. Co.
First To Buy
War Bonds 100%
The 662nd Signal A. W., Re-
porting Company, Frontier, topped
all Drew Field units, Saturday,
May 2, when the entire Company
went over the top with 100% in
the purchase of War Bonds. All
officers and enlisted men have
purchased War Bonds under the
The total amount of Bonds pur-
chased come to the staggering
total of one thousand five hundred
and seventy dollars monthly.
Congratulations to 1st Lt. Har-
din Stearns, Bond Officer, for a
good job, well done.
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stage, better lighting facilities,
and maybe we will get you better
Miss Eunice Dies, beautiful
blonde soprano, scored a big hit
with the audience. She was teamed
up with a soldier string trio, and
was called back for encores sev-
In addition to vaudeville head-
liners of yesteryear and aspirants
of today from Tampa and vicinity,
who contributed their services
gratis, a number of soldiers ex-
hibited their talents before their
buddies. Private Thomas Beckett,
the hit of last week's show, played
his banjo; Private Glenn Troyer
successfully impersonated Grou-
cho Marx, Ned Sparks, Fred Allen,
Stephin Fetchit and other cel-
ebrities; Private John Hession, a
light opera singer in civilian life,
warbled some hits of the day; and
Corporal Duchain played the gui-
tar and sang.
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