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General Note: "Published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field."
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)rew Field. Tampa, Florida Friday, June 5, 1942


VOL. 1. NO. 14 Published Every Friday


Officers' Wives Sew for Soldiers


On Monday evening, June 8,
Drew Field will be host to Sedley
Peck, noted lecturer on the subject
of aviation. A graduate of Stanford
University, with both A. B. and A.
M. degrees, he has spent most of J a
the past 25 years in Europe as
soldier, reporter, flier and general
observer.
At the outbreak of the first
World War, Mr. Peck went to -"
France in the Volunteer Ambu- '.. .4
lance Corps, shortly afterward D F i
transferring to the French Army '.-:
as a flier. When the United States
entered the war, he again t-ans-
ferred to American colors.
akia as a member of the Hoover "
American Relief Administration. He
covered the Italo-Albanian war of
1920-21 for a group of Paris news- .
papers, and from 1920 until the .
outbreak of the present conflict P;er.bg w...ll s
was correspondent for the New
York Herald, Paris Times and .
other papers in all of the capitals Old Glory gets minor repairs at the busy hands of the Drew Field Sewing Circle While two ladies sew
in Europe. on chevrons and mend an enlisted man's uniform.
In 1924, when he posed as a Left to right are irs. F. K. Bull, Mrs. G. P. Tourtellot, Mrs. F. Leslie Ebersole, Mrs. A. W. Lewis,
intent flier and tok up morless Mrs. C. C. Harris jr., and Mrs. Melvin B. Asp.
flying in Germany, Mr. Peck saw
the beginning of the German glid-
er technique. During this time he ivae F r Dre Fied RADIO STARLET
learned a great deal of secret in- vate r ee, om FewF e
formation about German aviation,
and when his discoveries were pub-
lished in New York he was ordered No Lieutenant Free, U.S.N. WI* BE G EST
to leave Germany on a few hours
notice.
At the outbreak of the present Private James S. Free, Drew he tried again, but to no avail.
war Mr. Peck organized the Ameri- Field soldier, can sing the old re- Last week, however, he was notified i o
can Volunteer Ambulance Corps rain of "the Army and Navy for- by the Navy that a commission was
with which he went to France and ever, three cheers for the red, white awaiting him if he could get a re-
served during the collapse of the and blue," and point with pride to lease from the army. The sweet-young-thing who
French Army and nation in the the fact that he has been a part The Army obliged. who greets us each morning at 6:45
spring of 1940. He holds the rank of both services. For it's no longer over the air-waves from WTSP,
of Commandant in the French Private Free of the U.S. Army, but St. Petersburg, will greet us in
Army. Lt. (j.g.) James S. Free of the U.S. person Monday evening when she
Navy as of last week. His new title 'will be the guest mistress of cere-
is equivalent to First Lieutenant in d monies at the variety show in the
Ma III Variety the Army. out door arena.
Shw makes Big The new naval officer, until his Miss Ester Howarth, she of the
Show Makes Big change in rank, was attached to '"good morning and hello again"
the H. & squadron of the hearood each morning on the Bullo again"le
peeeHit With Drewsm ver heard each morning on the Bugle
S314th Transport Group. Almost on Call Program, has consented to an-
Te sa the eve of being notified of his new I If nounce the artists, and perhaps do
They sang, they danced, they rank, Lt. Free had won his first some entertaining on her own
acted ... stripe as Pfc. after six weeks in the part.
Before an overflowing audience, Army. He served effectively as Hernew program has taken
of Drew men, MacDill soldiers: physical education instructor of the Drew by storm. The proboble cause,
presented a very lively variety squadron until transferred to the and a good reason why television
show in the Drew Field outdoor Personnel section of the 314th '' should be developed, is the young
arena on last Friday night. Transport Group. lady herself. This will be the first
Ably assisted by the W. P. A. A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Lt. opportunity for Drew soldiers to
Orchestra from Tampa and their Free was a cadet colonel in the I meet Miss Howarth and planst
soloise tw ya S s f-ar Mhae eins sn Heto ac comndate has
soloist, Mrs. Ruth Padgett; Private University of Alabama R. O. T. C. have been n\ de to accommodate the
Manny Zahroff of MacDill topped After graduating he went to work largest crowd ee to attend a
a very fine bill. Private Zahroff, for Marshall Field's Chicago Sun g ouorshow at Drew.
master of ceremonies, exhibited ex- and later carried on his journalistic o The show will start at eight
tremely clever impersonations of work for a Washington newspaper. 1 o'clock Monday evening. Take a
Lionel Barrymore, Fannie Brice Soon after the United States en- tip-come early for a good seat.
and Fred Allen. tered the war on December 8, Lt. .
Some very charming young lad- Free applied for a commission in
ies added to the lustre of the pro- the Navy but was turned down due
duction with graceful dancing to a minor physical defect. Later O..
movements. Private Zahroff also
presented some very interesting HUNKY-DORY REYUE
straight monologues.
PLAYS HERE THURSDAY For S
Contributions for publication On Thursday, June 11, at 8:00
in the ECHOES must be in the P. M. Drew Field men are schedu- In an effort to break a Congres-
Public Relations Office not later led for a rare fare of entertainment sional stalemates over the soldier's
than noon of the Wednesday when the USO Camp Shows pre- pay bill, the War Department ls
before publication, sent the Hunky-Dory Revue in the T. urging *a compromise under which
Squadron and company re- outdoor arena. buck privates would receive $40 in
porters have been doing a swell The Hunky-Dory Revue is a fast cash monthly and $10 in non-
job. for their units but we must paced musical comedy straight E "negotiable Government bonds as
have all cOPl ready for the from Broadway. Many star perfor- ..f .." an alternative to the $50 monthly
printers on Wednesday. Thanks, mers stud the company's roster. In pay scale demanded by tse House
fellows, and keep your outfit line with the policy of the USO and the $42 voted by the Senate.
alive with a weekly column in Camp Shows to furnish high-class The joint conference committee has
our field paper. entertainment for soldiers, they been unable to reconcile the two
will perform free of charge. figures.


VETERAN FLIER


SCHEDULED FOR


LECTURE JUNE 8


Free Golf for
Drew Soldiers
'-
Enlisted men at Drew Field have
the opportunity of playing golf at
the Air Port Golf Course absolutely
free of charge, according to an an-
nouncement from Lt. R. H. R. Ris-
ley, Physical Training Officer. The
course is located about one half
mile west of the north gate.
Golfers who do not (have clubs
will be furnished with a set by
Mrs. Cox, owner of the course.
Balls must be furnished by the
individual players.



;h Proposed


s In Pay Bill
Part payment in Government
bonds, redeemable after the war,
was advocated by Senator Taft (R.,
Ohio), who said that he felt most
soldiers would be glad to have $10
a month saved for them.
The pending bill provides for a
20 per cent pay increase for duty
outside the continental Unit4
States. Thus, if the $50 scale were
adopted, Army privates serving
overseas would receive $60 monthly.


OFFICERS'WIVES


SEW FREE FOR


ENLISTED MEN

Enlisted men at Drew Field can
now have their sewing done free
of charge by the Drew Field Sew-
ing Circle according to an announ-
cement from the circle, today. Sew-
ing, mending and alterations can
be taken care of by these ladies.
Men who wish to have their
clothes repaired are requested to
take the clothing to Chaplain
Clark in the Base Chapel tent.
Members of the Drew Field Sew-
ing Circle are wives of Drew Field
officers with Mrs. Melvin B. Esp,
wife of the Commanding Officer,
in charge. The Circle meets every
Tuesday in the Officers Club and
works from 9 a.m. to 4 p:m.

Military Men
Vote Absentee

A member of the armed forces
who desires to vote in any election
in his own State should write di-
rectly to the Secretary of State
of his State for information rela-
tive to his eligibility and procedure
for voting.
To relieve the Army and Navy of
the administrative burden, and be-
cause of differing' State laws gov-
erning, absentee voting, this pro-
cedure was proposed by the Nat-
ional Association of Secretaries of
State. The State authorities will
inform service men by mail of the
laws relative to voting rights in
their home States and how they
may vote by absentee ballot where
the State laws permit.
Communications should be ad-
dressed by the service men to the
Secretary of State at the capital
city of their home State, and con-
tain the person's full name, Army
or Navy serial number, permanent
home address and military or nav-
al address.


Friday, June 5, 1942


Drew~ Field,? Tampa, Flor'ida








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The Drew Field Echoes
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Tampa Army Newspapers

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NOTES

By Sgt. Harry Streger


A certain Sergeant was in the
dog house when he dared to open
his wife's letter. Better luck next
time, Henry.
Flash...... First Reporting Com-
pany wins first place in the Bat-
talion competitive drill. That's not
all, either, because in the Regi-
mental running this outfit came out
second. Keep up the good work,
and next time it will be nothing
less then FIRST in everything.
On the Social Front.... Pvt. Con-
nalon didn't last very long on a
cut-in at a certain U.S.O. dance
last Friday. Could it be the lady or
his dancing? Speaking of "Killer
Dillers," Chicago Hennessey sure
can pick his partner. You should
have seen the lady in red that
graced the floor and almost burned
sim to a crisp. "Faired Haired"
Oberg must have lost all his tact.
He didn't even get a bite. Try
again, Russell.
Pfc Olashaski, a specialist in
acrobatics, must have worked his
way across on a Staten Island ferry
boat. Pvt. Kutcher, always the hike
and calisthenicsman, didn't feel so
hot when he heard of the ap-
proaching new road march. Keep
'Em Walking, Elwood. Pvt. Yarnella
must have been a barker in the old
days; he done barked up the wrong
tree last Sunday night. You would
think that Pvt. Bareis was pulling
that Sally Rand Act without the
fans, the way he struts his stuff.
"Cleanliness is next to Godliness,"
Pvt. Dunbar can tell you that; he
takes one bath in the shower, and
soon after takes the second one in
the rain. Nothing like keeping
clean. Pvt. Babcock must have been
pulling a "Ghandi" act with that
loin cloth of his.
.It's bad enough to stand at at-
tention, but when you are ordered
to sit down, well, that's the last
straw. Ask our First Sgt.; he can
vouch for that. Len (dash) Nertz
is doing his best to get that sewing
circle of his organized. His latest
attempt was to try and get the
K.P.'s in the Mess Hall interested
in playing badminton. After all,
he's only the A&R. representa-
tive.
We hope that Lt. William doesn't
think that we planned that wel-
come for him on Ihis first day in the
foremost company; we hope that
the absentminded one that walked
into his car will return the articles
he purloined.
Glad to see Capt. Young back
after his quick recovery to health.
Pvt. Mormello (ex-libris of this
company) will soon be the proud
father of a bouncing baby. Will it
-be a boy or a girl? Must be tough
on the father.


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IN A REAL ARMY

Tall, lean, rawboned, cleancut,
with finely chiselled features, Tech
Sergeant Monroe Rippy, of the
327th Materiel Squadron, has been


314th Transport


BULL-oney


likened to the movie idol, Gary The three-way tie in the 314th
Cooper. There is no doubt that he Transport Group's softball league
bears a striking resemblance to the was unknotted by the galloping
handsome screen star, but T.Sgt. men of the 32nd Squadron's team
Rippy is a real soldier. which gained the loop's top rung
by copping two more contests.
No "toy" soldier could have en- The league leaders vanquished
dured what Rippy, born only 27 the 31st on Wednesday of last
years ago in Monroe, La., has gone week, 12 to 4, and on Sunday gal-
through in his six years of soldier- loped to an 18 to 9 triumph over
ing. For two years, eleven months, the 30th. The Hq. & Hq. Sq. team
and fourteen days-Sgt. Rippy is jumped into second place by drop-
very precise and matter-of-fact in pg e, to 3, to th 31st Squ -
his statements-he endured the ping one, 4 'to 3, to the 31st Squad-
ron and winning one over the 30th,
rigors of the tropics in the Canal
rigors of the tropics in the Cana 4 to 1. Incidentally, the 31st's vic-
tory over the Hq. & Hq. Sq. team
Infantry. He was a machine gun- was its first in five loop tries. The
ner when in .the infantry and has 30th dropped to third place because
continued to enjoy working, with of its two defeats.
machine guns ever since.
He had a rough time of it while Standing of the Teams:
at Fort Clayton, where he had W L Pct.
more than his share of long hikes 32nd Transport Sq....4 1 .800 C
through jungles and mountainous Hq. & Hq. Sq.......:3 2 .600
terrain, black panthers, iguanas, 30th Transport Sq....2 3 .400 M
and lovely senoritas. Once he took 31st Transport Sq....l 4 .200
a 24-mile'hike with his outfit, with The only thing that seems able
only a sandwich to eat, and at the to stop the mad chow rush is pay
end of the trail he took off his day. There was hardly a line on
shoes and, as he describes it, "the Monday at suppertime just a few
meat an' everything came off with hours after pay. No doubt, after a
them." He liked the Canal Zone few days when funds start running
well enough, however, to extend his low, the mad rush will be resumed.
stay there by nearly a year when Congratulations to the 30th
he could have had a short dis- Squadron and its topkick, Ft. Sgt.
charge at the end of two years in Barbour! Following Sgt. Barbour's
foreign service, example, all of ,the men purchased Ta
In October, 1939, he moved on to War Bonds. As far as could be
Barksdale Field, La. Two years ascertained, it was the first Squad-
ago he was the first enlisted man ron on the Base to have a 100%
to step foot on MacDill Field, and bond sales record, with men pur-
on arriving there he found nothing chasing $25 to $100 bonds. Many
but a sandy jungle overrun by are planning to get more as soon
rattlesnakes and shrubbery. Black as they get their pay raise.
loam covered the bunks in the Say what you want of Pvt. Guill
tents, and he had one devil of a of the 31st Sq. but you can't deny
time policing around his bunk. that he is a firstclass carpenter.
When it rained, a soldier literally Just give him some nails andd
sank into the earth as he trudged bricks and we'll wager that he'll
through the mud on the march. At darn near build you a home. Pvt.
MacDill Field Sgt. Rippy specializ-
ed as a propellor mechanic and BAY VIE W.
later picked up aeroplane engine FIREPROOF CONSTRUCTION -:- E
repairing. Rippy sweated out staff W.B.SHULER
sergeant at MacDill Field.
On February 8 of this year he 208 JACKSON ST Beteen
moved to Drew Field. Soon after- TAMPA, FLORIDA -:-
wards he was made Tech Sergeant,
although it was only recently that Featuring Corsages"a
he chased up (his warrant.
T. Sgt. Rippy has won his way THE TERRACE GIFT Al
into the hearts of the men asso-
ciated with him as well as those Flowers for Mother, Swee
recruits who were placed under his
supervision many weeks ago. He Connecting Directly with the
has a wry sense of humor which is
brought out clearly in his quaint FRIENDLY AND JARMAN
way of getting volunteers for de- CASILL CLOT
tails. McCASKILL CLOTH
Once, while his recruits lined up 711 FRANKLIN
in formation in front of him, he
asked, "Who wants to go up in the (Next to Tampa
China Clipper?" Some of the men
jumped eagerly at the chance, only ma -
to find to their disappointment
that the China Clipper was a dish-
washing detail. On another occa-
typewriter?" Two men stepped out OLLER
of ranks, and as a reward they
were detailed to cleaning rifles.
It has gotten so that nobody
steps forward even when the ser-
geant asks, "Who wants to take the
afternoon off?" The men, neverthe-
less, swear by him, appreciative of
the good fellowship which he al-
ways displays.
Sgt. Rippy is an able instructor
in drilling routine, machine gun, .
rifle and pistol shooting, and his
matter-of-fact, pleasant drawl aids
him in putting his instructions
across to his students. He is able
to get the most out of his men and
at the same time still command *
respect from all of them. 5
The sarge used to be a lion with
the ladies, but he has been tamed
lately by a Tampa girl. Happily
married, he lives in a snug bunga- '
lette in Seminole Heights, Tampa, L :
with his very pretty wife. Even in Fr
his domestic life he carries his
army habits with him. He pre- 71
pares a menu daily and pins it 7
above the stove. "No lunch," it Di'
reads. Lunch he eats in Mess Hall
No. 5.


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Private Gullible

Writes To A

Perfect Stranger

Private Gullible, a member of
an air base squadron, leemning ,he
hard way why the exchange of
letters between soldiers and civil-
ians strangers has received a stern
frown of disapproval from the War
Department. "Under no circum-
stances will any plan to encourage
or promote such correspondence
be approved," at terse announce-
ment stated. "However kindly the
motive behind them may be, the
department believes that such a
plans are liable to abuse by un-
scrupulous persons."
Private Gullible got into hot
water because of such an exchange
of letters. In fact, he almost.got
scalded. He had first stepped into
it while at the bar of the Scar-
amoche. The juke boxes were
clanging, the atmosphere was stuf-
fy and rancid with tobacco smoke,
intoxicated men and women were
laughing and snickering, when a
tall, blonde-haired man in his mid-
dle forties stepped up besides him.
He ordered a scotch and soda
and then .turning to Private Gul-
lible, invited him to a drink.
"What'll you have, soldier?"
A bit hesitant at first, Private
Gullible finally said, "Oh, a beer,
I guess."
Before he knew it, while treated
to beer after beer, the soldier was
being drawn subtly into a net of
baffling questions. At first the
questions were harmless and petty,
but then the blond giant began to
shoot questions about the air base
at him. By that time the unsus-
pecting soldier was potted and his
tongue was loose. He spoke freely,
telling the stranger about the num-
ber of the men in the base; the
number and types of planes, .the
number of hangers, the morale of
the men, etc.
After this chance acquaintance-
ship, Private Gullible got a bit
thicker and chummier with the
blonde stranger and continued to
see him at the saloon. After all,
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skate, a good mixer and pretty
liberal with his cash.
Several weeks later the man was
called away from the city and Pri-
vate Gullible began to correspond
with him. A lot of harmless gossip,
that's all it seemed to the soldier,
the stuff he wrote in the letters.
But the matter was far from
harmless, judging from the de-
velopment of events. It included
discussion of the arrivals and de-
partures of outfits, snapshots of
planes and men against broad
backgrounds, a repetition of what
the men were saying about the
army, about .the food, about the
equipment, about the war, etc.
One day to his amazement, Pri-
vate Gullible was called into the
office of the Base Intelligence Of-
ficer who had some letters open
in front of him on top of the desk.
The soldier became a bit uneasy
when he noticed that the top one
looked as though it was in his
handwriting.
The officer spared him any delay
when he asked, "'Was this written
by you, Private Gullible?" He held
out one letter to him and the sol-
dier acknowledged a bit hesitantly
that it was his.
'How did you happen to meet
this Eric Kunze?" he was asked
sternly.
While Private Gullible nervously
told the officer the circumstances
under which he had met the
blonde man, the latter listened
attentatively. At last he cleared
awoy the mystery of the question-
ing. "Private Gullible," he began,
"I believe your story. But that
doesn't excuse the fact that you
were very careless in getting so
friendly with a perfect stranger.
This man Kunze has been arrested
and found to be a Nazi spy. We
found your letters on his person
and you were naturally placed un-
der suspicion. I know that you are
new in the army and I was almost
convinced immediately that you
were an innocent victim of the spy's
guile, and now I'm pretty certain.
You ought to realize, however, that
it is a serious offense to aid a spy
even when unintentional. We will
be lenient with you this time, Pri-
vate Gullible, but -in the future
steer clear of discussing anything
military with strangers or, for
that matter, with any civilians.
The information you gave the spy
may seem insignificant, but your
handout added to that gathered
from others like you throughout the
country would give the enemy a'
pretty clear picture of our army's
strength and weaknesses. You
wouldn't want to be responsible for
that, would you?"
By that time Private Gullible felt
week and exhausted enough to
sink 'through the floor. "No, sir, I
wouldn't," he managed to stammer
at last.
"We are warning you this time
because we now you are only a
recruit," the officer cautioned in
summation. "The next time we will
have to court-martial you and use
you as an example. Dismissed."
From that point on Private Gul-
lible steered clear of military dis-
cussions with civilians.


"IDOINE SWABS"
By Pvt. Frank Focht

This random banter of the base
dispensary would like to make its
debut with 'a hearty welcome for
1st. Lt. Edward J. Gonczy, Acting
Flight Surgeon who replaced Capt.
P. F. Mueller. Likeable, methodical
and progressive, Lt. Conczy sets a
fast pace for the enlisted men.
The uniform has simplified mat-
ters for Corp. Andy DeJane, per-
sonified "social register" of this
outfit. In civilian life he always
asked, "Is it a formal affair or can
I wear my own clothes?" Now in
the khaki he always appears in the
correct accoutrements.
Sgt. George McGraw, Pvts. Elmer
F. Cox and Edward J. Cuneo of the
Base Medical Detachment left May


30 for the Army Medical Center at
Washington, D.C. for a months
course in medicine and surgery.
Also in the group were Pvts. James
T. Kaine, Thomas A. Buick, and
John T. Prasnoski, Medical Detach-
ments 553 Sig. Bn., 503 Sig. Regt.,
and 309 Air Base Group resper-
tively.
Typical movie-like topkick is
Harry Walters, Acting First Ser-
geant of the Base Medical Detach-
ment. Tough, efficient and precise
-its a wonderful act. Actually he
has a heart as big as a hanger.
Incidentally he ought to be taking
off pretty soon for Officer's Candi-
date School.
How come Nelson and his priori-
ties board overlooked Clayton
"Lightenin"' Coulson and his rub-
ber fingers? He's the mailman ex-
traordinary who casts sheeps eyes
in feminine directions.
President Roosevelt may be
amazed at the illiteracy of the
draft rejeutees but the men in the
Base Medical Detachment are ex-
pressive enough. Overheard in the
dressing room: "I'm so broke if
overcoats for elephants cost nickel
I couldn't buy leggings for a
canary."
Greeted with many choruses of
"An apple for the teacher" Pvt.
James Reed hurriedly explains that
he taught the primary grades at
Van, West Virginia and never kept
anyone after school. Pvt. Will
Hayes disclaims any connection
with the Hayes office and thor-
oughly approves of sweaters for
girls.
Sgt. T. R. Repass has a Virginia
accent so thick he regularly uses
an interpreter to make his pur-
chases at the P.X.
Corp. Dominick Palaia will sub-
stitute for Sgt. McGraw as the
official whistle tooter for the"paint
'em with iodine mark 'em fit for
duty" boys at the Base Dispensary.
From past performances his sturdy
Pittsburgh shoulders should bear
the added responsibility well.

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dollar we earn

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DREW FIELD ECHOES I Friday, June 5, 1942


Vist the ul Beaches


Page 4


SERVICEMEN WELCOME TO
CLEARWATER FROM



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526 CLEVELAND


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SERVICEMEN WELCOME TO
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LUNCHES & DINNERS 50c up

DIAL 2775 -:- CLEARWATER

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SERVICEMEN WELCOME TO
CLEARWATER FROM

J. W. SHUTTLE
GROCERIES
WESTERN MEATS
BIRDS EYE FOODS
501 N. FT. HARRISON AVE.
-Keep 'Em Flying--


The men's room contains complete facilities for sprucing up, and in
it a tired solder may even steal a snooze on one of the comfortable
cots provided by the ladies.
Certainly, no more need be said to attract Drew Field men to the
Service Men's Lounge when in Clearwater. It is located on the Main
street directly across from the theatre.


r .. .


7,


564th Plott Co. McLaughlin is wearing a cortag-
Who likes home cooked meals? ious smile nowadays.
Everybody does. His kitchen was awarded the
When you are a thousand miles Best Kitchen Flag Saturday for
from home, it's impossible to obtain having the Best Kitchen in Tent
a home cooked meal. City for the week of May 24 to
However, the boys of 564th, are May 31.
not complaining about their chow.
Dressed in their military beost,
As a matter of fact, they are prais-
ing the good meals served by more than 200 stalwarts of the
Kitchen No. 7 of the 564th. Plotting Company, welcomed their
The boys of the PlottingCompany new commander, captain ReubenD.
are particularly enthusiastic about Caudle, last week.
their meals. The Captain was delighted with
One young chap of the Plotting the great ovation given by his
Company said: men.
"Them meals dished out bySarge Acting 1st Sgt. William E. John-
Mac is almost as good as Ma's.". son, of the Plotting Co., would
Sarge Mac signs his payroll sheet rather play ipinochole, than eat, so
Staff Sgt. Morris D. McLaughlin. they say.


WELCOME

Well's Drug Store
325 N. FT. HARRISON


DIXIE'S

El Garden Grocery
701 N. GARDEN ST.


...

Men at Drew Field who spen..i :;i l ll !-' I!::,l' t i Cl'-ji A :L.i Bil'I
in Clearwater, according to Pfc. Arthur Gismondi, Medical Detach., of
are missing a real treat if they don't stop at the Service Men's Lounge
the 309th Air Base Group. The Lounge consists of a spacious, beautiful
room and library, with all the conveniences of home plus some extras.
One can either sit and read at leisure or play bridge, either shoot
pool or play ping pong. Also available for music lovers are a piano, a
radio and a record playing machine. Cookies baked by Clearwater
mothers are always plentiful.


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ON CLEARWATER BAY -:- 36 N. OSCEOLA AVE.
MODERN COMFORTS SPACIOUS ROOMS
PRIVATE BATHS
ONE BLOCK FROM TOWN
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TELEPHONE 7952


TO GETACE SQUARE MEAL
-PHONE 29-693-
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1215 N. GREENWOOD AVE. -:- CLEARWATER, FLA.

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BARLOW'S GASH GROCERY STORE
CORNER GARDEN & DREW STS.
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WORK CALLED FOR AND DELIVERED

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J. B. HENSLEY, Mgr.
11 N. OSCEOLA -:- PHONE 2875
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA


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ON THE B ACH
SANDWICHES COLD PLATES
BEER & WINES
WELCOME! MEN OF THE ARMED- FORCES
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WELCOME TO CLEARWATER

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RESORT APPAREL
Adjoining Capitol .Theatre
PHONE 2676


ATKINSON'S

Groceries and Meats
"THE CLEAN STORE"
FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES A SPECIALTY
125-127 N. GREENWOOD AVE. -:- PHONE 2024


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P. O. ADDRESS
LARGO, FLORIDA

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MOSS FUNERAL HOME
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802 N. FT. HARRISON AVE. -:- DIAL 2575
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126 SO. GARDEN AVE.
ONE BLOCK EAST OF FT. HARRISON HOTEL

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PHONE 29-922

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REASONABLE RATES TO ARMY MEN
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POWDED PUFF
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1st pt. C 503 AW he can render he does. He collects
ISt Rept. C. 503d W friends wherever he goes and he
is always on the go. For an all
Pvt. Ashton has won this corn- around guy and one swell private
pany's admiration. We believe he i is my privilege to say that I
is the one most likely to succeed. share his friendship with the rest
For the past three weeks he has of this company, the friendship of
been on K.P. and still is smiling. Pvt. Stark.
That, my friends, is something.
Sunday afternoon we had what The men i our company were
more than happy to hear of the
was the nearest to an attact that more than happy to hear of the
we ever hope to see. Steel was in promotion of Pf Chioine of the
the air and wood splinters were Second Reporting Company to the
the air and wood splinters were
flying everywhere. Pvt. Pascucci rank of Seageant. He isc an -
was playing horseshoes. structor in the Radar School and
was playing horseshoes.
we know that he is doing one
Saaaaaaaaay, did you see the girl swell job. He must be, as we all
that Pvt. Poe Quinn is asparking passed the first exam.
at that thar shindig at Clearwater There is an old proverb that
last Saturday evening? She is the says: "All the great people are
personification of loveliness, and the most modest," and we find
that is right from Hq. that proverb still holds good. Your
My friends! Occasionally, or raving reporter, through his many
should I say rarely, one gets the and secret channels, found out
privilege of meeting or knowing that Pvt. Red McCrary is one
a person who is blessed with that mean boxer; he had the golden
undefinable something that sets glove championship of the Caro-
him apart from his fellow men. linas and was due to represent
This particular person is gifted them in New York when the Army
with that quality that makes him intervened. A superb puglist and
priceless. He lives and breathes not one word about it from him.
that policy of sharing with 'his fel-
low men. He does it not with any SWELL? HAVE A DRINK!
commercial attitude or with any I
mercenary thoughts but because t "I was shot through the leg in
the war."
is his way of living. It is natural
function with him to help others. "Have a scar?"
Half of his is yours; any favor that j "No, thanks, I don't smoke."


WELCOME

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611 CLEVELAND


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DIAL 2814
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Red Dragon Gift

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22 N. FORT HARRISON

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DREW FIELD

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Page. 6


1 N F O
309th Air Base Group


HQ and HQ Squadron
By Andrew Paterson
Well, at last we had our phones
moved, and the Orderly Room is
now located in tse second hutment
on the first company street. The

SOLDIERS
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201 E. Amelia Ave. .. M 56-171

SOLDIERS

Plant Park Soda Fountain
Soups Sandwiches Chili
Spaghetti A Specialty
BEER WINE
422 W. Lafayette H-3131

Member:
V. F. W.
Purple Heart
E. P. JOHNSON & SON
Watchmakers & Jewelers
OPEN UNTIL 8:30 P. M.
214 E. Lafayette -:- Tampa
Next To Manhattan Cafe


NICK THE TAILOR
Expert Tailoring Cleaning
and Pressing
We Alter Army Uniforms
208 Harrison St. Tampa


hutment is quite an improvement
over the tent; it is cooler and we
don't have to fight the sand storms
as much, but it was pust like losing
the Old Homestead. Somehow or
other we had become quite at-
tached to the tent. Oh, well. we
should be used to moving by this
time after what we have gone
through in the past month.
Pay day is not only a happy day
for all of us, but it certainly brings
out some funny sayings and doings.
For example: Capt. Turner is pay-
ing off the men. "Pvt. Paniczko,
Sir." The Capt., thumbing through
the pay envelopes, inquires, "Medi-
cos Paniczko?" "No, Sir. K.P.'s.'
Pvt. Paniczko must be laboring
under the impression that he has


DREW FIELD ECHOES


debut in them Tuesday evening at
Palm River, where we play the
Palm River Club under lights. Now
is the crucial test. Do clothes make
a team? We shall see, we shall see.
Calling all First Tenors and
First Basses in the Squadron. Do
you have the urge to burst in song?
Would you like to compete the
makings of a good quartet? Well,
then, get in touch with Pvt. S.
Petrilak through this Orderly
Room. It looks harmony will be
floating through the still air in the
next few nights. Just don't let us
down, fellows; you know there are
quite a number of G. I. shoes lan-
dy.
Most of us don't know yet, but
we are oing to lose our Postmaster,
.Pfc. Frank Slesnick, on a ten day
furlough beginning the fifth. Don't
worry, fellows, you will still get
the same good service with Pvt.
O'Donnell and Pfc Jarvie taking
over. We are happy to see Frank
get that well-earned furlough, but


been transferred to 'the kitchen we think we should warm Nellie,
,permanently. Don't blame him; his wife, that if suddenly some
two weeks seems a lifetime, night she wakes up and hears
Well, we have two boys in Hq. Frank yelling at the top of his
Squadron who won't have to worry voice, "All right, you fellows, keep
about what they will ,do when this to the left or you won't get your
is all over. We point with pride to mail," not to poy any attention.
our cabinet makers. Corporals You just can't expect a man to
Stone and Vaughn. Give those two break a twice-daily habit in ten
boys some wood, nails, a hammer days.
and a saw, just let them alone,
and presto, anything you may ask
for is in the making. To the skep- 327 Material Squadron
tics, may we suggest a visit to our
Orderly Room to gaze at the hand- By Tom G. Meo
made desk the 'boys just finished
last week. Chippendale had nothing ..The 327th had a chance to view
on them. the suburbs of Tampa by means
Tuesday is going to be a red let- of a convoy to MacDill Field last
ter day for our soft ball team. We week. Our visit was strictly bus-
hp t-


ave jus received our new uni-
forms and are going to make our

Flowers For Mother,
Sweetheart or Friend
POWELL'S INC., FLORIST
412 Tampa St. Ph. 2524
Open 'Til 7 P. M.


MMANHATTAN CAFE
210 E. Lafayette St. Tampa
GOOD FOOD REASONABLE PRICES
DINNERS 30c, 40c, 60c
Try our Sunday Roast Turkey Dinner with all
Trimmings or Fried Chicken Dinner. Three
Vegetables, Dessert and Drink
Served Friday 11 A. M. to 9 P. M. ........ ...5
OPEN DAY AND NITE


WE USE STRICTLY WESTERN


MEATS


Grady's Lunch
Opposite Bus Station
GA Good 10c Hamburger Open Day and Night


Dependable Photo Finishing
Service
FLORIDA PHOTO
SERVICE
604 Madison Street


Purity Springs Water
COMPANY, Inc.
4823 Florida Ave.
-Keep 'Em Flying--


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Open Evenings 'till 11 P.M.
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A HOME BUY OR RENT
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Phone M1861, Maas Office Bid.


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OPEN TUESDAY NIGHTS


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531 CLEVELAND CLEARWATER
872 CENTRAL ST. PETERSBURG


iness, confining us to the firing
range. There we engaged in a few
practice rounds of rifle shooting.
Our time was limited, so we shot
in prone position, sitting, kneeling.
Most of the 327th took the recoil
of the rifle like old veterans, hit-
ting the bull's eye often. T-Sgt.
Rippy said that our success in
many cases were higher than av-
erage and that a marksman would
have to go some to beat them. 1
wonder how our scoring would
have been if Hitler's face was our
target (You guessed it perfect).

If you see two of our privates
walking around with wound stripes
don't be surprised. Our mishaps
were limited to two casualties,
while at the MacDill range. Pvt.
"Muscles" Cummings received a
Minor cut from the sight of his
rifle which hit him on the nose
on the recoil of the gun. Pvt. Wm.
Cummins was the other private to
be implicated in an accident. He
was struck on the shoulder by a
aunt while working in the pit. One
of our marksmen split the bolt
in two at two hundred yards. Boys,
that what I call shooting.

Do you think that S-Sgt. Bryce
is in love? WE wonder what be-
came of his class ring? Could it be
that his little coed is wearing it?
Everything is humming and
moving right along in the 327th.
We have been assigned to our
special duties. Everyone is raring
to go.

Being happily married for the
past six years Pvt. Arthur Sohus-
terman had to part from his wife
due to the outbreak of the war.
He thought that is was his duty
to revenge Pearl Harbor. His wife
is now in Tampa. Don't tell any-
one, but we think she may become
a native of Tampa.

We were glad to hear that the
boys from the 350th enjoyed their
airplane ride and that no one got
airsick. We 'just don't get seasick.
(Are you all receiving g "Flying
Pay?")

Our St. Petersburg soldier, Pfc
Carleton Raymond, seems to be
hitting the jackpot. He receives
a letter from a sweet little girl
in St. Petersburg. Carleton spends
four nights out of the week visit-
ingNeda Thomas and the other
three at camp catching up on
lost sleep. They have known each
other for 17 years. At last Carle-
ton remembers Neda all those
years. Lots of luck to both of them
in the future. Who knows that
June will bring.


1 st Rept. Co.


ON THE BALL

553rd Sig. Bn.

The men of this organization
wish to express theor heartiest ap-
preciation for those swell pies the
cooks of the battalion kitchen have
been preparing for the boys these
past few days.... This past week-
end was a very "SAD" occasion.
The men just laid around on their
bunks or sat on the floor thinking
and dreaming of that sweet gal or
a nice big beer they could be en-
joying if only the "Old Man" had
come through, but such was not
the case and the men went on
dreaming. But on Monday the old
amiable smile began to prevail once
more. P.S. We got paid.
Furloughs are in bloom again
"Sweat"....Will I get one, will I
get one......
T. Sgt. Elmer Fryar has quit
"Goldbricking" this week. Being
non-com. in charge of the issuing
of furloughs a little worK has come
his way... .Talk about being one of
the "Jones Boys"-How's this? We
have five members of the Johnson
clan, namely: A.R., G.H., R.W.,
H.E. and the celebrated goldbrick,
A.D.......
It looks like "Casanova" Kinsala
is going around with that love light
in his eyes. We wonder who the
lucky gal could be? I think her
name starts with a "K"......
It is rumored that 1st Sgt. Hardy
and Sgt. Kessler are brothers "in-
cognito." They seem to have that
brotherly "LOVE" and look some-
what like twins. Congratulations
on your extra stripes, men--From
Sgt. to S. Sgt., Sgt. Durrette,
Sgt. Mathews; from Corps to Sgts.,
Corps. Briggs, Largent and Titus,
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Friday, June 5, 1942
going steady with a solder from
MacDill....'Pvt. Stellato on waking
one morning, said "Boy, was I
eatin' last night." Pvt. Narvet, who
is known to be a "chow-hound"
asked "what was you eating? Pvt.
Stellato replied, "I was eatin' by
mosquitoes".....
Our company has "Latrine Duty"
this month and I believe we are
all familiar with that. One morning
Yours truly called the company
out and asked for volunteers for
the same-to his amazement there
were more volunteers than "posi-
tions"......
Pfc. Howard Hirsch seems to be
the happiest man in the company
this week. Rose is comkig to
Tampa......









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ready been installed in its new ad-
ministration building. Two new
barracks, complete with day rooms
and noncom's alcoves, were readied
for occupancy by tfe men of the
medical detachment.
The Dental Clinic and Flight
Surgent's Office will remain in the
old building.
"Whistle, whistle little bomb,
How I wonder where you're from."
Up above the world so high
There's a Fortress in the sky."
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Hostesses-Dancing


At any rate the effect of her
presence must be very noticeable
to strangers as well to his 'buddies.
One night recently the Weinraub
couple were ordering sodas in Lig-
get's Drug Store and the missus
was somewhat uncertain what sort
of drink she wanted.
The soda jerker, noticing how
attached they are to one another,
started to offer suggestions. "How
about some Passion Juice?" she
recommended.
Private Weinraub looked at her
in amazement. "Passion Juice?" he
asked. His eyes twinkled. "Give
me a bucketful."
Passion Juice turned out to be
nothing more than a cherry soda.
Private Weinraub didn't drink a
bucketful.


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ledial Dispensary A BUCKETFUL OF
Moves To New, PASSION JUICE
Shiny Quarters, Private Ben Weinra, of the
S 327th Material Squadron, is a very
Every man of the base medical happy soldier nowadays. Formerly
etadhment is as busy as a fly on a an insurance man from Baltimore,
ein of beer these days as the dis- he is wearing a broad smile and
a contented look on his face due
ensary is being moved to its bright to the extended visit of his wife,
id shiny new quarters. The new Kitty, who is staying in Tampa.
cation is off Eight Avenue in the And those of us who have met her
ew area, and it will take at least can't blame him in the least. She
ro weeks to complete the transfer, is a very attractive woman with a
The personnel section has al- pleasing personality.


3rd Interceptor

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Squeak, Squeak
It's Only
G. I. Shoes
By Pvt. FRANK FOCHT
I met them at the induction
station and tried them on hurried-
ly. A fat man with stripes handed
squeezed my corns and hollereal,
"OK, next!" That initiated my as-
sociation with two loud speakers-'
G.I. shoes.
They're natty, roomy, and faint-
ly resemble streamline, but they
squeak. They squeak in the quiet
library, they squeak as I follow a
tiptoeing usher down the aisle of
a movie, and the outsqueak my
ostentatious patter at the U.S.O.
club.
As romantic couples weave un-
der hushed lights over a wooden
mirror orchestra leader looks
around to locate the new accom-
paniment-my G.I. shoes. And al-
ways as I walk a pleasant com-
panion homeward, it's easy to dis-
cern her thoughts as she glances
down. "Yokel!" Would that I
could burrow in the good earth!
Ironically, with Saturday's in-
spection, that infernal mouse lies
still between my toes but only until
the noncom examines their gleam-
ing countenances. Then-the trai-
tors! Carefully creeping to my upper
bunk long after "lights out," forty
stentorian grunts curse my social
life and two dogs.
But with darkened skies comes
a gladdened heart and despite the
Chamber of Commerce it begins to
rain. Gleefully I rush to the near-
est puddle and allow the boots to
soak gluttonously. A squash after
all is better than a squeak!

AW, IT'S NOTHING AT ALL!
A recruit was being interviewed
at the reception center of a camp
in the South. His hobby he listed
as "inventing gadgets". The inter-
viewer thought such a general
entry should be investigated, so
se inquired: "What kind of gadgets
do you invent?" The recruit
thought a minute, then replied,
"Well, the last thing was an air-
plant engine!"
JUST LIKE COLLEGE
Being in 'the Army is like at-
tending college, says one officer.
The first year you 'know everything.
In your second year, you begin to
admit there's some things you
never knew. By the middle of -the
third year you realize there's plenty
you have missed. And by the fourth'
year you are ready to admit you
haven't begun to learn.
309th AIR BASE-


No matter with whom
she is found.


or where


Help her to know and help her
to see
That I love her-and hope she
loves me;


canteen who is a sort of musical
prodigy with his shoeshine equip-
ment. It is said that as soon as a
soldier plants his shoes on his
shoeshine stand, this boy starts to
set up -an impelling rhythm by
clacking together the backs of the
brushes and then he runs on
through the polish application, the
brushes again and finally the buf-
fer cloth.
But he doesn't have a thing on
the bootblack in' P-X No. 1 at
Drew 'Field. The bootblack, Rudol-
ph, a slender dark boy, draws a
crowd of soldiers around him when
he begins a clacking rhythm with
the backs of his brushes. He fades
into a pianissimo recitative passage
which he sounds with the polish
application, and the crowd eats it
up as he resumes the build-up
with the brushes once again. Fin-
ally he reaches a surging crescendo
with the buffer cloth and tops it
all off with a couple of Lindy Hop
flourishes as his audience watches
attentatively. With a grand flour-
ish he finishes, then turns to the
next prospect, "Shine your shoes,


And t.nen ear Lord, nelp me to be soldier?"
The boy that she'd expect of me. Rudolph really can make G. I.
shoes sing.
By Cpl. Dan E. Grim
553rd Sig. Bn. --Keep 'Em Flying-


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Members of the 3rd Fighter
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their name. There have been five
fights since the name was changed
from the Third Intercepter Com-
mand to the 3rd' Fighter Command.
Look out, Japs!
FLASH! It has finally dawned.
Pfc Staiger is simply flattered by
the thought of being called Corpo-
ral. Keep bucking, Staiger!
Pfc Rosche is sweating out a
corporalcy. The other day he said
to a Lieutenant, "Sir, may I shine
your desk?" Rosche, keep shining,
you'll get it....
Sgt Kritak is sure glad to see pay
day come around. Now he can af-
ford to buy his girl some false
teeth.


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Can you imagine that the cham-
pion of the Drew Field Pie Baking Bootblack Rudolph
Contest was once employed as a
bus driver in civilian life? Sounds Off On
Sgt. Goodwin has now set the
wedding date. The big event will Musical G. I. Shoes
take place on June 6. Everybody
can relax now, for the suspense is
over. The father finally consented. A story emanating from Camp
Bks. B-l-Downstairs: "We re- Blanding, Florida, tells about a
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DREW FIELD ECH-OES


Page 7


out before all other squadrons. We
will not tolerate any such foolish-
ness as short sheeting, putting
crackers in bed, coming in at night
intoxicated, and above all, not to
disturb anyone after lights are out."
Of course, being restricted to the
Post for one week had nothing to
do with it.
Civilian to Recruiting Sgt.: "Could
I lead a good Christian life on
twenty-one dollars a month?"
Recruiting Sgt.: "My boy, that is
all you could do."

A SERVICE MAN'S PLEA
Heavenly Father, up above
Please protect the girl I love.
Keep her always safe and sound







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CHURCH CALL

JEWISH
Mr. Harry Hymanson
Service at 11:00 A. M.
Men to meet at Base Chapel Tent
for announcement of place
PROTESTANT
Chaplain William L. Clark
Base Chaplain
Services at 11:00 A.M.
Base Chapel Tent
ROMAN CATHOLIC
Chaplain Francis O'Brien
Early Mass, 6:15 A.M.
Base Chapel Tent
Mass at 11:00 A.M.
Warehouse in new area
Chaplain Hewlett, who arrived at
Drew Field this week and is at-
tached to the 553rd B'n, will hold
a joint service with Chaplain Clark
this Sunday.


350th MATERIEL

SQUADRON NEWS
By Pvt. C. Behm
We are very happy to report that
Pvt. J. C. Hudson is well on the
road to recovery. He has a slight
concussion as a result of that un-
fortunate spill in the shower room
But the hospital at MacDill Field
has informed us that John's condi-
tion has considerably improved.
Hurry back, fellow, there is a swell
tent, with your name on the front,
waiting for you.
The squadron wishes to extend a
hearty welcome to the new group
of men that have recently joined
the best "Gosh-Durn" outfit on the
field. Boys, you'll find the men here
quite willing to help you in any
way, so don't hesitate to seek their
aid.
When Major Kaeppel was ap-
proached the other day, with the
request for a program of social
activities to benefit the 350th, he
immediately took time to arrange
for them. The Major asks no
thanks, but he does expect our
fullest cooperation, and must have
it, to make these plans materialize.
Work with your Major, and he'll
go the limit for you.
In answer to the 30th Trans-
port's column of last week-come
back when you have a name for
yourselves; we may then bother to
contradict your remarks concern-
ing us.
Meet Sgt. Harold L. Krueger,
from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, who is
now in charge of the transporta-
tion group. He has perhaps one of
the most constructive jobs of the
squadron-that of building up the
motor pool to its full capacity and
have it running as a smooth and
military unit.
The Sgt. is very ambitious, and
serious about his work. Working
with trucks is his first love, and
he knows the vehicles inside out.
While stationed at Camp Livings-
ton, La., for a. period of "two years,
he had a specialist's rating for
motor division work. It was there
he obtained his knowledge of
trucks, which he is now employing
to insure success of his present
duty. And if the men in the trans-
portation group cooperate with Sgt.
Krueger, he will soon have a very
efficient motor pool for his squad-
ron. For relaxation, Sgt. Krueger
likes to swim, dance, and play
tennis. And, he says, wine and
women, but we couldn't very well
print that.
Sgt. Krueger is a veteran of three
years service and plans to make
the Army his life work.

Captain: "Why did you bone-
heads fire that cannon?"
Rookies: "You told us to make a
report, didn't you, sir?"

If you have a portable type-
writer, or if you know anyone
who does have a machine he'd
like to get rid of, then here's
the opportunity.
Telephone 684, Tent City,
wants a portable typewriter,
any make or model just so it's
in good condition. Call the num-
ber and they'll be glad to give
you the details.


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DREW MEN PLAY

IN NAVY RELIEF

RASFRALL GAME
Drew was represented by Moore,
Brown, Swindell, Bekeza and Bro-
wn, in the big Navy releif baseball
game which was played last Sun-
day between the West Coast All
Stars and the Inter-Social league
stars at Cuscaden park before some
4,000 fans. The Inter-Social stars
won the game by the score of 9
to 4. Drew is a member of the
West Coast league.
Birch started the game at third
for the West Coasters and went to
bat one time officially without a
hit. He walked on his other oc-
casion. Big Carlos Moore of Drew
came in to take over, the pitching
duty in the first inning with the
bases loaded and one away. In the
7 and two-thirds innings he worked
he allowed only six hits, while
striking out nine men. Sgt. Moore
used a fast breaking curve in
pitching a beautiful game for the
West Coast Stars.
On the receiving end of Moore's
deliveries was Louis Bekeza, of
Drew, who formerly played the
Texas League. Bekeza went hitless
in his two trips to the plate.
The other two players repres-
enting Drew, pitcher Swindells and
Brown, did not see action in this
gave.
There will be a second game in
this series, with the benefit in the
next game going to the Army Re-
lief fund.



Flying Gagets

To Study Here

--Maj. Hardwick

Flying cadets stationed at Drew
Field will no longer go into primary
training for flying officers with-
out preliminary study, according
to an announcement from Major
James C. Hardwick, today.
Cadets, or 'flying gagets' as they
are known in the Air Corps, are
stationed at various fields until
the Army can move them into pri-
mary flying schools. While these
men are waiting at Drew it is the
purpose of Major Hardwick to see
that they are versed in the basic
subjects they will study at primary
school.
Under the direction of Lt. Don
Yohe, recently graduated from
Craig Field, Alabama, the 'gagets'
will receive instruction in theory
of flight, navigation, radio pro-
cedure and meterology. Soldiers
who have graduated from Army
schools will assist Lt. Yohe in this
work.
"We want," says the Major, 'to
give these men every opportunity
to win their wings".

Mrs. Puddle: "William, you
haven't kissed me for three days."
Prof. Puddle: "Goodness! Then
whom have I been kissing?"


"You're Out!" In the above shot, Catcher Bekeza of the West Coast All Stars and Drew Field has
just tagged out Benito of the Inter-Social All Stars in a close play at the plate. The Inter-Sooial Lea-
gue All Stars defeated the West Coast Stars, 9 to 4, Sunday in a Navy Relief game before some 4000
fans at Cuscaden Park.


D RE W


From the 314th A. B. Sqd.

Something new has been added
gradually to the upper lips of
some of our 'flying gadgets'. The
.men are sprouting tiny growths
of hair..wonder if it is to conserve
razor blades in a minor sort of
way....or is it a bet of a case of
beer, with the first man to shave
furnishing the beverages?
Newly-appointed Corporal Stepp
....he of the supply room ....just
couldn't wait for the stripes....
Stripped to the waist, as usual,
Corp. Stepp applied ink and pen to
his upper arm, and lo and behold,
his rating was there for all and
sundry to see. But where the heck
were the cigars? After all, Corporal
we can't smoke a bottle of ink.
Wonder if Pvt. Marinaro is
practicing for a ballet dance dur-
ing calesthenics every morning....
sho' is a graceful young man.
Is it the food at Leggittsr men,
or is it Beverly? Maybe we should
change the name to 314th Rendez-
vous ....
There are only two things that
cause the men in the orderly room
to dash madly to the door and
front windows. One is the take-off
of a P-40 and the other is the
passing profile of a certain sweet-
young thing from the P.R. Office.
Maybe the above mentioned
sweet-young-thing is the reason
our high pressure Bond salesman
wants his desk moved to the cor-
ner of the offices.


Radio Programs

Will Feature

Operatic Tenor

Sergeant Cesar J. Longo, opera-
tic tenor, will be heard on two
Drew Field programs within the
next few days.
Friday evening at 9 he will be
heard over WFLA when he will
sing 'Drink To Me Only With
Thine Eyes" and "None But The
Lonely Heart".
At 6:30 p.m. Monday his voice
will be carried over WTSP, St.
Petersburg, when he will sing
"Until"' and 'The Last Song'. The
latter number will be sung in It-
alian
Sergeant Lonzo was a student
of the opera before coming into
the armed forces and is planning
an operatic career after he has
done his bit towards whipping the
Axis powers.

Keep ,Em Flying.


Signal lq. & Hq. Co. 30th Transport Squadron

3rd Fighter Commanp
By Schultz Nc g
With as nip and tuck a game
as has been played in the twilight B
for many a season, Sig. Hq. & Hq. By Pfc. John P. D trzak
Co. 3rd I.C., defeated MacDill Field We want to welcome into onr
to take the lead in the Tampa All- squadron the 9 boys that came
City League. squadron the 9 boys that came
City League.
MacDill came to the post in the From Texas. They are a nice bunch
first inning to hlat out three runs of fellows. They think that Ser-
only to have the champs tie the geant Foster is the best drill mas-
score in the second....The third ter that they have ever encoun-
inning again found MacDill mak- tere. We think so too.
ing a bid for. three more runs,
making the score 6-3 Sig. Hq. tied Pvt. Phillips is to .be married
the score in the fourth....Cohen to his sweetheart from Philly as
made a nifty pickup at shortstop soon as she carries in Tampa. We
in the fifth, pegging it to second want to be the first to congratu-
for a double play. Zevada got a late Pvt. Phillips.
single, Langelier doubled, and Pit- Pvt. Aleksa would like to know
tman connected with a line drive where Pvt. Dmitrzak was when
over second that was good for two the brains were passed out. Well
sacks. Shesko doubled, and the for his information, Dmitrzak was
bookies blow their tops. the one who was passing them out.
Crowns and pounds to Langelier Or don't you believe it.
for his delivery on the mound, to We have a killer in our Squadron
butcher for covering center field in the person of Pvt. Illnicki. He
like a tent, Polk for a bang-up is a lady killer, and I don't mean
performance, Landry, a new-comer -maybe. No wonder he is always
who has proved himself a definite coming in so late.
asset, and Perea and Bogue for all- The boys shook Private Shook
around ball playing. down, shook the bones.
By now, I suppose, It is common We propose running Pvt. Carne
knowledge that Sig. Hq. and Hq., for President! He sure knows all
had their company party a week the answers, and he'll tell you so
ago Thursday. That it was a suc- in so many words.
cess, that it was gay and colorful, After moving over to the new
that everyone had a capitol time. barracks the boys decided to build
It's r-iificult to determine just a bridge across the ditch in front
what makes a successful party, of the 'barracks. With the help of
perhaps a mood, a manner, a time- half the squadron, Pvt. Griffith
ly gesture. There are many ex- (The Sqd. Eng.) managed to build
cuses and reasons offered in civil- a bridge. It sure came in handy
ian life for parties: Debutanties payday night-if you know what
are coming out, Lana Turner is I mean.
sighted on Hollywood and Vine, If you want to see a one-man
and the usual democratic rallies, baseball team, take a good look
But in the main it's only some at Private Dohanich; he's a won-
character with a quart of gin who der. Ask him how he single-hand-
does not want to drink alone. He edly won the games for the squad-
calls up his cronies, mixes weak ron-maybe he didn't, but he says
martinis till the quart is empty, he did. Who am I to question
then everyone goes home in a fog this one man wonder.
and entertains an acute case of If any of you fellows need any
indigestion, cigarettes, see Pvt. Escourt; he
On these points we cross blades, got two cartons from home the
for the party came to the company other day. Don't tell him that I
in the form of a reward for hit- told you so.
ting the ball, getting on the beam, How about letting us in the se-
and every man knowing his job cret, Corporal Richardson. Who is
and doing well. that woman that writes those let-
The occasion was well planned ters to you from New Jersey? He
in the best of taste and decorum, claims that he does not even know
The Police Pistol Club canopied the woman. What do you think?
in color of the Signal Corps An Corporal Thompson is the self-
eight piece orchestra and a buffet appointed Poet Laurate of the 30th
that staggered under food. Transport Spuadron. He can tell
you more poems than any human
QUIET, PLEASE! you ever heard. He is really good
Private Vernon F. Clark, of Fort at it.
Leonard Wood, Missouri, is the
silent type. He has been ordered, A coronet apiece to Pvt. Sweet
by the Regimental Surgeon, to re- and Sgt. Shuey for the decorations
frain from speaking for sixty days ....to Sgt Blanchard for the
-the doctor explained this will tasty food....to Sgt. Toskas for
permit a growth on his vocal the lovlies.
chords to recede. For him, mum's No party is complete without a
the word. For his buddies-they few performers sighted....was
wish he were a sergeant! Flinkstrom.


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