V U-b. 1P. uIN U. Ive ~ -- --re- F l, v rdae- I-
Amateur photographers at Drev
Field are eligible to compete fo
izes totaling more than $12,50
the Fifth Annual Snapshot Con
-st sponsored by the St. Peters
Inaugurated this year is a nev
selection exclusively for men i
service in the armed forces of th
United States and Canada. Thi
winner each week will receive $:
from The Times and the winne
of the final competition at the en(
of the next seven weeks will re
ceive an additional $15 prize Th.
grand-winner will then be eligible
for entry in the National News
paper Contest, where prizes o
$12,500 are offered.
Entries must be received eac*
week by Friday noon. Pictures ii
the Service Men's classification
must contain or portray some ele
ment of service life--cn duty, o:
on leave of absence; a scene witl
a military background; recreation
center or service club activities
any picture which through its mair
subject, surroundings, or back
ground is indicative of the life, in-
terests, hobbies or recreational ac
tivities of service men.
All Army and Naval restriction
on picture taking must be observe
ed, and pictures submitted canno
be accepted unless stamped fo
release and publication by the pro
per military authorities. All photo
must be submitted to the Publi
(Continued on Page 2)
Now In Medics
Lieut. Harold Canning, former
Georgia U., and amateur boxing
star is now carrying the same old
fighting spirit as a member of the
Medical Corps of Drew Field. Ii
300 fights, he suffered only three
defeats. Fighting in the welter
weight class, Lt. Canning was a
member of the Emory team in '34
35, and Georgia U., '36-37. Also
was three times Golden Glove
Champion in the 147 pound class
representing the Atlanta Constitu
Sub-Depot Girls Don Uniforms
Left to right (front), Laura Ruth Myers, Florence Abraham, Marion Ward, Captain C. C. Harris,
Jr., Capt. 0. D. Williams, Bernice Domnany, Mary Bose Gallagher, Marcia Beach; rear., standing)
Louise Guy, Mabel Bell, Ruth Tranunell, Nellie Tatum, Betty Lou Casey, Mary Ann Place, Mary Francis
Manley, Edna Linn.
r c** atons* L ere The young ladies working in the
h U iiCaltlOns Lo ereDrew Field sub-depot, a branch of
n the air service command, are doing
Glider Training their share to keep 'em flying.
n Fr r Glder Pilot Traiin n order that there should be no
question of their identity, they de-
cided that they would like to wear
During the past two months, the the requirements including aerial uniforms. The one selected was a
War Department has sponsored a experience;accepted Class B stud- trim light blue skirt and jacket,
s concerted drive to obtain candi ents will include those who can and a soft white blouse. The uni-
" dates for glider pilots training. In meet the following requirements: forms, approved by the sub-depot
t a recent communication from 1. Officers or enlisted men who commander, were tailored in
r Headquarters Army Air Forces, are citizens of the United States Tampa.
- Washington, qualifying requirements and who are between the age The girls, the majority of whom
s for this training have been reduced of 18 and 35 years inclusive, are from Tampa, certainly show
c in that candidates are now divided 2. Applicants must have passed up attractively in their new uni-
into Class A and Class B students, the Army Clasification Test forms, furnishing many a pretty
Accepted students will be desig- with a score of 110 or more. eyeful for the soldiers stationed
nated as Class A if they fulfill all 3. Applicants must be able to pass on the Base. As a result of uniform
a physical examination for fly- ing the young ladies, the esprit du
ing duty. corps of the sub-depot has been
Spanish Classes Class B students will receive ten enhanced a hundred per dent.
Sa weeks of actual flying instruction
for Drew Officers which will include eight weeks in-
struotion in light airplanes, and Please 'Don't Talk' About
and Enlisted M en the final tw weeks instruction in ease
actual glider flying. If the candi- Me When I Am Gone
date in both Class A and Class B M W Am
trainees below the first three en-
Officers and enlisted men at listed grades successfully com-
Drew have the opportunity of pletes the course, he will be pro- By Master Sgt. Robert Ross
taking a free course in Spanish moted to the grade of staff ser- The Greeks had a "word" for it.
under the tutelage of Senora Bus- geant and will be rated glider Soldiers seem to have too many
pilot. If the student trainee holds words. Too much has been written,
tillo. Classes for officers are from one of the first three enlisted lectured and said about an almost
9:00 a. m. until noon on Monday, grades, he will maintain such grade overworked topic: "don't talk".
Wednesday and Friday. upon graduation and be rated glid- There is no need for me to go
Enlisted men may attend er pilot. However, it should be not- into details and explain the dan-
classes from 5:00 until 9:00 p. m. ed that selected graduates from ger and folly of "too much loose
on Monday, Wednesday and Fri- Classes A and B will be appointed talk". I know you are all sick and
day. officers in the Army of the United tired of listening to the same thing
ay. States. Such appointments will de- all over again, so I am not going
Classes are taught in the new pnd upon the demonstration by to stick my neck out and elaborate
school building located between the trainee of the qualities of too much on it.
the two new chapels. leadership, judgement, force and If some one told us to go ahead
The official Army Corps manual discipline, a)nd talk all we want, tell the world
is furnished free to students. All personnel is urged to consider everything we know, or think that
the- requirements necessary to a;p- we know, I did not forget "dame
ply for such training and also the rumor", we would immediately
F. F L advantages of receiving the course stop talking. Don't ask me to ex-
LargO Unera.of instruction. Interested candida- plain human nature.
n d-ut by ,tes who wish additional informa- A great many of us are guilty
Conducted. by tion in preparing and filing the of that popular sin called "too
application for glider pilot train- much talk", "loose talk". We don't
Chaplain Clark ing should call at the School Of-
fice. (Continued on Page 2)
Chaplain William I7on Clark MESS HALL GENERAL ORDERS
conducted the first full military
funeral with Drew Field person- 1. To take charge of this meat and all spuds in view.
nel, Tuesday, in Largo when Pfc. 2. To watch my plate in a military manner, keeping always on the
r Henry Lester Stanfield was alert for any dessert that comes within sight or smell.
g buried with military honors. 3. To report any bread sliced too thin to the Mess Sergeant.
Flying cadets attached to the 4 To repeat all calls for Seconds.
e F5. To quit the table only when satisfied that there is nothing good
n 314th Air Base Squadron were left to eat.
e pall bearers and served as a guard 6. To receive, but not pass on to the next person, Tapioca or beans,
- of honor, left by the cooks.
a Cpl. John H. Hartman was ac- 7. To talk to no one when I am busy eating.
-companied by Francis Templin in 8. To allow no one to steal anything in the line of dhow.
a solo. 9. To call the Mess Sergeant in any case not covered by instructions.
s haplai Hewlett, 510. To salute all Chickens, Steak, Perk Chops, Ham and Eggs, and liver.
aplain Hewlett, 553rd Reg- 11. To be especially watchful at the table and during the time of eating
Sent, assisted Chaplain Clark in to challenge anyone who seems to be getting more to eat than my-
the services, self.
Goes To OCS
M/Sgt. Johnnie Johnson
Master Sergeant Johnny John-
son, of Drew Field has received
orders to report to Fort Mon-
mouth, N .J., June 15 to start
training for a commission in the
U. S;. Army Signal Corps.
And so begins another chapter
in a life that has been full of ad-
venture and travel since the Ser-
geant signed up five and one-half
The first chapter concerns two
Iowa farm boys. "Till-death-do-
us-part" buddies they were. They
played "cops and robbers," "hoo-
key" and everything together.
They went to school and lived
constantly in each other's com-
panionship. Then one day one of
the boys signed on as an appren-
(Continued on Page 2)
Friday, Rmne 19, 1942
VOTT 1 NO- 1 G
Drew Field, 'T'ampa, Floridaa
Published~ Every F, '*idayl
$50 A MONTH
Men in the armed forces were
assured minimum pay of $50
a month when President Roose-
velt signed into law Wednesday,
June 17, legislation recently
passed by congress.
Retroactive to June 1, the mea-
sure raises the pay of buck
privates and apprentice seamen to
$50, and likewise grants increases
to grades up to and including
army second lieutenants and naval
For most men it means an in-
crease of at least $20 a month.
Army privates now get $21 to
start, $30 after four months and
$40 after a year.
"We have not received official
word from the War Department
regarding the raise," Captain S.
E. Burns, Base Finance Officer,
stated Thursday. "Until we do re-
ceive official notification we shall
carry on the payrolls at Dr'ew
under the old scale."
Captain Burns does not know
when the) Finance Office will re-
ceive the official okay but he "will
make every effort to pay the of-
ficers and men at Drew under the
new scale as soon as possible."
Old and New Pay
The following tables show the
(Continued on Page 5)
DREW FIELD ECHOES Friday, June 19. 1942
The Drew Field Echoes
JIMMY JACKSON, Publisher
Tampa Army Newspapers
1113 FLORIDA AVENUE
P. O. Box 2555 'hone 2177
All advertemenlents contained in
this newspaper are also counlined in
the Macill Field Fly Leaf. Minimum
joint circulation: 6.000 copies.
ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED
A newspaper published exclusive-
ly for the personnel of Drew Field
and devoted to military interests
and the United Nations Victory.
Opinions expressed in this news-
paper are those of the individual
writers and under no circumstances
are they to be considered those of
the United States Army. Advertise-
ments in this publication do not
constitute an endorsement by the
War Department or its personnel of
the products advertised.
MEMABE1 i _
FLORIDA PRESS ASSOCIATION
0NATNAL EDITORIAL ASSOIAASO N C
i ~ 1942
Rex Billiard Parlor
Dan'l S. Bagley
WE KEEP 'EM EATING
MAC DILL DREW
THE WHITE HOUSE
Morgan and Twiggs
FINEST SPANISH FOOD
1403 Tampa Street
Tony Italiano, Prop.
717 Grand Central Ph. H-3109
Goes To UCS
(Continued from Page 1)
twice seaman with the Navy; the
other, our Sergeant Johnson now,
went into the Army. He joined the
cavalry at Ft. Des Moines. So the
boys parted, not to see one another
till Fate crossed their paths
eighteen months later in Panama.
Johnson was on his way to the
Phillipines and the other boy's
ship was coming back to the
When Sergeant Johnson arrived
in Manila, after serving his year
in the cavalry, he was sent into
the Phillippine interior to esta-
blish communications between the
capital city and Army posts farther
inland. His job was mostly wire
and telephone installation, but it
carried him through jungle and
swamp, over mountain and plain.
As he and his colleagues work-
ed from Manila back some four-
hundred miles to Ifagau and Ba-
guio, they were in constant asso-
ciation with the natives of these
places and soon could carry on a
passable conversation with them
in their own tongue.
"Things were pretty peaceful
then," the Sergeant relates, "and
we were able to scout around the
country and see the sights."
Among the sights he saw were
the world famous Rice Terraces
at Iragau where the rice paddies
are terraced high on the hillsides
and water presumably from moun-
tain springs or reservoirs is run
down the mountains to irrigate
each one of the thousands of pad-
dies located on each mountain.
"Quite an engineering job there,"
commented the Sergeant.
Sergeant Johnson and his bud-
dies played an important role in
maintaining the submarine cable
from the mainland to the famed
Corrigidor, Dram and Hughes for-
tifications. Says the Sergeant,
"Ft. Drum is an interesting struc-
ture. It is built of solid concrete
and is known as the 'concrete
battleship' because of its re
semblence.to that type of seacraft.
It has a superstructure amidships
and its gun emplacements are
very similarly located to those on
No story is complete without a
romantic slant and Johnson's is no
exception. While in the Philippines
romance budded for Sergeant and
a girl who was living in the
islands. But the sergeant had to
leave as ordered before any de-
finite plans could be made as far
as marriage was concerned. The
girl stayed behind while Sergeant
Johnson proceeded to March Field
in California as per orders.
A month or so passed and let-
BAbY VIEW HOTEL
FIREPROOF CONSTRUCTION -:- EVERY ROOM WITH BATH
W. B. SHULER, Manager
208 JACKSOT ST. Between FRANKLIN & TAMPA
TAMPA, FLORIDA -:- PHONE M 5537
Florida's Finest Negro Hotel
Located Corner Central and Harrison t
Phone 3566 ":
McASKILL MUSIC STORES
Radios and Repairing
Sound and Inter Communicating
Authorized Capehart and Scott
1116 Grand Central
Prompt Courtesy Delivery
601 PLATT STREET
Blanche Beauty Shop
Near Drew Field
SHAMPOO SET DRY 50c
PERMANENT WAVES $1.50 UP
Expert Hair Dresser
At Your Service
Max's Liquor Bar
WINES LIQUORS CIGARS
FREE DELIVERY SERVICE
1601 E. COLUMBUS DR.
-Keep 'Em Flying--
ters were exchanged. Then one
day, just three days after the das-
tardly Jap attack on the Hawaiian
islands, Johnson got a letter from
"His girl." It was written seven
days before the Pearl Harbor at-
tack and spoke then of the ap-
pearance of warclouds on the
On receipt of this letter, and
knowing the danger of the situa-
tion, Sergeant Johnson immediate-
ly wrote to the girl in the islands.
Sadly enough the letter was re-
turned after having passed
through many hands as it travel-
ed from one refugee center to
Nowhere was the girl to be lo-
cated. It was a sad note to a ro-
mantic stanza in the Sergeant's
life. But he wasn't stopped yet.
He wrote every agency he could
think of, even to the Provost
Marshal General in Washington,
D. C. But in all cases the story
was the same .. No trace.
And now, the Sergeant, old be-
yond his twenty-four years in
point of experience, seeks to as-
sume more of the burden of the
war to erase the Jap menace
from the earth, and avenge in
part whatever ill treatment his
lady may have suffered at the
hateful Jap hands.
We of the Echoes and Drew
Field wish him all the luck in the
world in his new undertaking.
And we sincerely hope his love
story has a happy ending.
(Continued from Page 1)
old and new monthly base pay
and allowance schedules:
Grade Old New
Privates and apprentice
seamen $ 30 $ 50
First-class privates and
second-class seamen .... 36 45
Corporals and first-class
seamen 54 66
Sergeants and third-class
petty officer ....-...... 60 78
Staff Sergeants and second-
class petty officers ... 72 96
First or technical sergeanTs
and 1st class petty
officers ..-.......... .... 84 114
Master sergeant and chief
Petty officer .......... 126 138
Second lieutenants and
ensigns 125 150
(A private now receives $21
monthly for his first four months,
$30 thereafter, and $40 after one
year in service.)
Nurses' base pay would be rais-
ed $20 monthly, to $90, for those
with less than three years of
service, and $5 monthly, to $135,
for those with more than nine
years of service. As in the case of
the army and the navy, the base
pay is exclusive of additional pay
Rank Old New
Second lieutenant with
dependents .........$ 40 $ 60
Without dependents .... 40 45
First Lieutenant with
dependents ....--........ 60 75
Without dependents 40 60
Captains with dependents 80 90
Without dependents ....60 75
dependents .--.......--.. 100 105
Without dependents ... 60 90
with dependents...... 120 120
Without dependents ... 80 105
dependents .-.......---..... 120 120
Without dependents ... 80 105
Higher ranks unchanged except
for $25 increase for brigadier and
major generals without depend-
similar r provisions for naval
officers of corresponding rank.)
For all officers entitled to al-
lowances for food, the daily single
ration is increased 10 cents, to 70
--Keep 'Em Flying--
Anxious to get back on the
wrestling mat, Private Willard J.
Adams, of Mason City, Iowa, wants
to know if there are any other
heavyweight wrestlers at Drew
Field who want to pin shoulders
The 37-year old wrestler was the
light-heavyweight wrestling champ-
ion of Iowa when in high school,
where he also played tackle on the
football team. Growing into a full-
fledged heavyweight, he wrestled
professionally in Iowa, Illinois,
Wisconsin, Minnesota and Missouri.
Among his major triumphs was
his defeat of the former light-
heavyweight champion of the
Great Lakes Training Station in
In recent years he earned his
living as a carpenter and as a
construction contractor in his home
town. Before being transferred to
the Third Fighter Command, he
served in the Information Center
at Camp Crowder, Mo.
"I like it better here at Drew
Field," he said when asked what
he thought of his new station in
comparison to Camp Crowder.
Who wants to wrestle?.
Don't Talk About Me
(Continued from Page 1)
realize that one word in the "wrong
ear" might put a lot of ears in
When you are off the post in a
public place, any place for that
matter, "stop talking" shop, forget
all about the army. If you must
talk, talk about the weather, your
"home town", feminine beauty of
BARBER and BEAUTY SHOP
308 TWIGGS ST.
Hair Cuts 40c
Alma Williams-Marion Drumm
Permanent Wave Specialists
Also Tinting and Dying
Yes, if its what you don't need
WE BUY AND SELL
Shoes, Luggage, Jewelry, Etc.
960 Twiggs Street
In Hotel Hillsboro Bldg.
FLORIDA AVENUE AT TWIGGS STREET
FRANK J. HYNES, Mgr.
GASPARILLA TAVERN COLONIAL GRILL
SERVICE MEN WELCOME
Featuring Corsages and Cut Flowers
THE TERRACE GIFT AND FLOWER SHOP
Flowers for Mother, Sweetheart and Friend
Connecting Directly with the Tampa Terrace Lobby
FRIENDLY AND JARMAN SHOES FOR MEN
McCASKILL CLOTHING COMPANY
711 FRANKLIN STREET
(Next to Tampa Theatre)
Madison Drug Company
Franklin and Madison Street
Where the Men of the Armed Service Shop and Eat
We Are Anxious to Be of Service
2:30 till 5
S NIGHT 8 till 11
5c FARE ON DAVIS
Leaving Grant's Corer
Franklin and Cass Streets
:15 -- 7:45 -- 8:15
Diamond Cabs 10c
1 ^THE SOUTH'S FINEST
Adams City Hatters
HATS FOR DAD AND LAD
Officer and Civilian
Hats Cleaned and Blocked
620 Tampa Street
Bible School 9:45 A. M.
Worship 11:00 A. M.
Training Union 6:40 P. M.
Worship 8:00 P. M.
Friday, Jlule 191 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
'av.Jl u Tnem 19 19429
'TOR OUR ARMED FORCES".....
We Have A Complete Military Department
National Shirt Shop
AMERICA'S LEADING MEN FURNISHERS
611 Franklin Street Coast-to-Coast Phone M-6773
T OWNSENDLet US Repair Your Watch
Sash Door 0 o We Are Reasonable and Fast
& Lumber Co. Nic demus
LUMBER & MILLWORK Niodemus Jewelry Store
ROOFING AND PAINT 708 Franklin Street
PHONE H-4891 Phone M 52-923
N. Rome & Fuller Street
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. ..........
OPEN DAY AND NITE
WE USE STRICTLY WESTERN MEATS
I United Optical Dispensary
205 Zack St. Discount to All In Uniform Phone M.5783
THEY'ER TOPS SOLDIERS
DALI-FRESH For An-Enjoyable Evening
POTATO CHIPS MILLERS BAR
BEER HOSTESSES -WINES
108 W. Fortune -:- Ph. M53-752 BEER HOSTESS -W 15
1111 Fla. Ave.-:- Ph. M7215
InvestmentsResidental Ap- -
praisals, Residental Properties Adams Kennedy
Leslie H. Blank Whiting and Jefferson
Leslie H. Blank Tampa, Fla.
REALTOR Groceries, Tobacco, Candy
Phone 3222 407 Tampa St. Notions
Berger & Rachelson, 17th St. News Stand
Inc. CURB SERVICE
The Home of Pleezing Products When in Ybor City Shop at the
12th and Whiting St. Ph. 4041 Cer 17h and Broadway
All the Latest Magazines
MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE
Corner Fortune and Franklin
Dancing Every Night in the Blue Room
BEER WINES LIQUORS
ORCHESTRA MUSIC NIGHTLY PHONE 7988
Meet Your Friends at....
S1324 Franklin Ph. M-7249
Beer Wines Hostesses
Bill Bailey,Prop. MemberV.F.W.
and American Legion
Also A Full Line of Groceries
Open Evenings 'till 11 P.M.
805 Gr. Central Phone H29-842
Opposite Bus Station
A Good 10c Hamburger Open Day and Night
Air Base Bus
30 Minute Service to Both
Fields At All Hours
15 Minute Service
During Rush Hours
For Further Information
THE RED MILL
American And Latin Food
LIGHT LUNCH DINNERS
11 A. M. Till 4 P. M. Dally
ORCHESTRA EVER NIGHT
1715 Platt St. at Packwood
Alfredo Y Familia
Fancy Groceries Free Delivery
1601 N. HOWARD AVE.
DIAL H 25-564
Chicken and Steaks
Real Italian Spaghetti
Sandwiches Drinks Liquors
Abba Dabba & Band Nightly
707 S. Howard Ave., Ph. H3757
Gold and Silver Plating
203 E. TYLER ST.
Clyde Kronk -:- Tar
DREW FIELD ECHOES
1st Rept. Co.
ON THE BALL
553rd Sig. Bn.
By Corporal Joe Gauliello
FLASH-It is now lnown that
the unusual brightness in First
,Sgt. Stanley R. Hardy's eyes was
not -due to... .FEVER ....was not
due to ambition to become COM-
MANDER-IN-CHIEF of the Army
... was not due to anything but
LOVE, baby.... Sgt. Hardy, the
entire company joins in wishing
yau a long and happy mirrage.
This past Sunday the little corp-
oral spent the *day visiting some
very nice friends who live in Tar-
pon Sfrings. He was accompanied
by one of his buddies, A. D. John-
son. 'While calling at the home of
an acquaintance this young lady-
friend of ours glanced at the little
Corporal's shirt sleeve and asked,
"If A. D. is a private first-class,
do those two stripes on your sle-
eves indicate you are a PRIVATE
SECOND CLASS?" The little Cor-
poral, always on the ball said,
"Yeah, you win. That's a $64 ques-
Dear General, please have mer-
cy! .....First the dust clouds, then
the rains, and now this heat-
"Tampa, the perfect city for the
In a race for aggregate cognom-
ens the Smith's have finally pas-
sed the Johnson's with a 7 to 4
Whenever there is laundry to be
picked up or delivered to Major's,
we always hear the supply per-
sonnel quarrelling as to who is
going to the plant
Could this carousing be for the
young, grand charming Betty Maj-
Pfc. "G.B." A. D. Johnson is
quite the man here of late....Miss
Cox is writing him two letters a
Sgt. STU Gessford is on pins and
needles this week. He is wondering
if Florence likes his gift....
A Mess Sergeant's dream come
true: Pvt. Andrew Gordon, after
performing K. P. Duties for two
WHOLE WEEKS STRAIGHT, vol-
unteered to do the same for ano-
ther WHOLE WEEK. Congratula-
tions, ole boy. WOT A MAN....
Pvt. Sandy Gefand wishes to
say that office hours are from
7:00 AM to 7:00 P.M.....and when
you see him in town please refrain
from talking business.
Will someone please tell S-Sgt.
Mathews not to take that "FOG-
HORN" to bed with him?
Say Soldiers! You all heard of
the Zeigfield Girls, Earl Carroll's
Girls.... HOW ABOUT OUR "PX
Copying a phrase from a buddy
in a California Camp, "Remember,
it's better to snapped to attention
now than to be slapped to Hitler's
This column is very happy to
retract a statement made last week
to the effect that T-Sgt. "On-The-
Ball" Fryar was about to leave
this happy organization. Sgt. Fry-
ar is responsible to a large degree
for many of the fine soldiers being
developed from the ROGH here,
and we are glad his long experience
and proven ability is not lost to
First Aviator: "Quick! What do
I do now, Instructor?"
Second Aviator: "Good heavens!
Arn't you the instructor?"
The reason for Hitler's sour look
is because he wakes up on the
wrong side of the channel every
"What's an, ensign?" the officer
of the NCO class inquired.
"An ensign, sir," said the NCO
hopefully, "is a second lieutenant
who can swim.
Med. Det. 309th Air Base Group
By Corporal Arthur A. Gismondi
We are all looking forward to
moving into our new quarters with
keen anticipation as we under-
stand that the new barracks are
quite comfortable and have every-
thing to keep a soldier happy as
far as living quarters are concern-
ed. After six moves or so we hope
that this will be our last for some
time. Maybe, as the old saying
goes, "good things do come to
those who wait," and as we under-
stand it the men who already have
been moved to new quarters are
without water and lights. They get
their daily exercise by coming over
to the old tent area for their bath-
ing and also for their chow. Ac-
cording to Sgt. McGee, the Group
has either increased in numbers
or we Are getting a number of
of ringers in as the other day at
noon they fed from 11:30 till 12:40
steady. Pretty good chow, boys?
Congratulations are in order for
Pfc. Jack J. McGlade who has just
earned his second stripe. Nice
going, Corporal; we all hope you
keep right on going. There is plen-
ty of room for advancement in this
outfit and all the boys should take
advantage of that fact and keep
right on their toes if they want to
earn their stripes.
In case you live in the tent area
by the BOQ and hear someone
breaking out in a Hillbilly ditty,
let me warn you that the voice
probably belongs to our Georgia
Cracker, Kitchen Jones, who would
like nothing better than to put
"my feet on Georgia soil once
more," as he puts it. With us we
also have a couple of boys from
Minnesota, Pvts. Alfred Tangen
and Elmer Olsen. I wonder if they
like this climate as well as the air
of the midwest. The tobacco-chew-
ing member of our outfit is Pvt.
Benjamin Rollins who always can
be seen with a chew in his mouth.
Virginia is his home.
Since the Post Office has been
itoved to the new area, it's really
funny to see the maneuvering in
our tent to see how all of us can
get our mail. Yet none of us care
to walk all the way over and back.
So far it's been a draw with each
of us taking a turn at making the
long hike over and back. Pvt.
Schultz, wtho gets his daily letter
from his girl friend, will probably
get stuck in the end as the rest
of us don't expect mail everyday.
The Medical Detachment has
treated quite a few first-aid cases
down here in the tent area, but
I would like to warn the men that
is as far as we can go. We are
not Medical Officers and do not
wish to treat anything other than
cuts, bruises, athlete's foot and
the like. For more serious ailments
it will be necessary for the men of
the 309th A. B. Gr. to go on sick
call and report to the dispensary.
We are more than glad to take
care of the minor injuries where
we know no complications will set
106 % OF INCOME
K I WA BONDS
.V I'lMl V,
811 Tampa Street
George T. Brightwell, Mgr.
Keep 'Em Repaired
Needlecraft Service Shop
Reweaving & Alterations
Mending & Repairs
201 CITIZENS BLDG.
Beer Wines Soft Drinks
Sandwiches Our Specialty
CLEAN COOL RESTFUB
Howard Ave. at Columbus Dr.
Meet Your Friends at ....
-Beer -Wine Sandwiches-
203 E. Lafayette St. Ph. 2456
Cuban Sandwiches A Specialty
1216 Franklin St.
A HOME BUY OR RENT
Jay Hearin, Inc.
Phone M1861, Maas Office Bid.
Welcome Service Men and Beer Wine Mv
Friends To Dancing Shor
SW BG CLUB 1623 4th Ave. -:-
SWINGlCL U B CAESAR GARC
"Nice Place for Nice People"
Dancing and Refreshments
5008 Memorial Hi-Way 2184 -- K
Italian Foods Liquor-Beer
-DANCING- GUN & LOCK
C. K. Hebble, Mgr. 05-A Il.ORIIPA AVF.
1701 E. Brodway Ph. Y11391
.,hen girls will have none of your lip, make
for the nearest PX and ask for Fleet's Chap
Stick. Makes sun-cracked wind-
r.:,Jghen.J ,po. sm,.:,:.-r S :.n- .
SI r.i <,,,3 ; ,t r j ls I '*
Houses For Rent
FOR RENT- FURNISHED
716 So. Deleware
3 Bedrooms and Sleeping Porch
703 Bay Apartment
1 Bedroom $35.00
2148 Memorial Highway
4 Room Apartment $27.50
112 E. Lafayette
Phones M8311; H3617
WIVES OF SERVICE MEN!
Mrs. Elsie V. Bailey
Singer Sewing Machine Co.
Specializing in Childrens
Clothes, Ladies Suits, Dresses
and Evening Gowns
3214 Bay-to-Bay ..Ph. H-46-783
Flowers For Mother,
Sweetheart or Friend
POWELL'S INC., FLORIST
412 Tampa St. Ph.2524
Open 'Til 7 P. M.
Friday, June 19, 1942
T)-rW DPTITTh 1jW1T-1 ES
Pa--e 4 LJU-VV -1; fll
50 1st. Regt.
By Pfc. Harry J. Zigun
Our regiment welcomes to its
staff the following newly assigned
officers: Major M. H. Gaston, Capt
W. L. Stringer, Lt. E. L. Hecht, Lt
M. E. Williams.
For the past few days Chaplain
Amos L. Boren has been walking
around with a glint in his eye and
humming songs of love. Reason
Mrs. Boren and their two little
daughters have arrived after a trip
from Boston, Mass. Welcome to
Tampa, Mrs. Boren.
Sgt. Harry Streger, of the Is
Reporting Co., makes the following
report: The 1st Reporting Co. lay:
claim to the honor of leading ir
the sale of bonds. Members of the
501st that sounds like a challenge
pressed shirt. He needed it some-
thing terrible. An iron was not to
be found. He tried to get the girls
at the 309th tailor shop to give
him a rush job bpt they refused.
Said he must take his turn.
Shouse left to return a few min-
utes later with the plea, "Look,
girls, I'm gonna be married to-
night and my gal says I'd better
not show up in a wrinkled shirt.
Please give me a break and press
my shirt for me."
The girls relented and pressed
The blow-off is that Shouse was
stretching the truth all out of
shape. He was only calling on the
girl he hopes to marry. What some
soldiers won't do for their sweet-
B & B CAFE
BIGGER BETTER MEALS
BEER 1101 CENTRAL AVENUE WINES
Poolroom: 1022 Central Avenue, Tampa, Florida ....
MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT
GEORGE'S BILLIARD PARLOR
BASEBALL SCORES RETURNS
2222 E. BROADWAY YBOR CITY
Douay Bibles Rosaries Prayer Books
MEDALS STATUARY CHAINS
BF~ULGHiS 314 TWIGGS ST., Opp. Steps Hillsboro Hotel
U U 606 FLORIDA Ave. Opp. Post Office Steps
The 1st and 2nd Rept'g compan-
ies played a softball game; the
final score was 11-11 at the end
of the fifth inning when the game
was called on account of darkness. 309th Air Bas
At the next game, reliable sources
reveal, "Sandy Carnalhan will play
shortstop for the breadbasket." HQ and HQ Squadron
It won't be long before Pvt.
Collins will say I do.... Not only By Corporal Andrew Paterson
Sdid Pfc. Henderson and Pfc. Puh- ths
fals make the grade for the Officer Once again this month tne
Candidate School at Fort Mon- "Smoke Signals" arose from this
mouth, but they were promoted to area, spilling out the word "Pro-
sergeants. Just another case of motions", and up another rung irk
diligent work on the part of the the ladderwent the following men:
aforementioned men, typical rep-
Sresentatives of the hig calibre of From Tech to Master, Harold Hub-
the men in the outfit, ele; from Staff to Tech, Paul E.
S Congratulations to Cpls. Teiper, Weber; from Sgt. to Staff, Robert
SPecina, Lennertz, and McCarthy, Hale, Johnie Sanders and James
o who are now to be stripers. D. Parker; from Cpl. to Sgt. Mel-
THINGS WE DIDN'T KNOW vin Stone and from Pfc. to Cpl.
t TILL NOW: One of Master Sgt. Brayer, Lankford, Patterson, Sle-
g Albert Gannuccielli's occupations snick and Stringer.
s in civilian life was that of steeple- Congratulations, men, these pro-
a jack. In 1939 he was one of the motions should bring home to the
Screw which painted the famous whole outfit the fact that diligence
trylon (750 feet high) at the New co-operation and hard work does
York World Fair. While working not pass by Capt. Turner without
near the top of the trylon one day, recognition.
the ropes supporting a member of We don't feel like throwing our
the crew became loose and he went body to the wolves this morning,
dashing towards the ground. M-Sgt. so we will ASK, not state, whether
Gannuccielli, from near the top of Hu e, at the tender
or not M-Sgt. Hulyrle, at the tender
the trylon, lassoed the fellow and age of 22, is not the Youngest M-
pulled him up to a little platform Sgt. at Drew? Would like to hear
which supported the sergeant and from the other outfits who think
held him until help came. they stand a chance at beating
us out of this distinction. Note:
W anted One To the Editor: "AR Regulation"
S i Hubel claims he is not married,
Pressed Shirt and requests 50 copies of this to be
forwarded to the Y.W.C.A.
Where there's a will there's a We did it before and we DID it
way. again", that seems to be the theme
Just ask Corporal Arthur Shouse; song of the Squadron. By the time
he knows. we get permanently settled we will
Monday Shouse needed a clean- be eligible to apply for membership
But )his work is never done.
He is working hard to beat tl
And never growls at the heaviE
And when he walks, his head
He smiles at the planes, his bond
helped to buy.
His hands are calloused, and h
hair is grey.
With all his hardships, he's nev
For that great fellow-is our DAI
You think the Yankees an
Brooklyn are battling for fir,
place, but between the Tecnic,
Supply and Engineers Section
the 327th it's a different stor
They started a new baseball feun
The Technical Supply held th
upper hand, winning the first gan
by a score of 6-3. Staff Sergeai
Bryce, manager of the Engineel
shook up his line-up in order
get more harmony in his tea
His management proven most su
cessful. The Engineers won tl
second game, 7-3.
S-Sgt. Maxwell gave us a rathE
interesting lecture on the care ,
!and structure of a parachute. I
in the "Local and Long Distance "pointed out to us the various parts
Moving Union". It was with regret and what to do in case of an em-
that we parted from the tents, the ergency jump, telling us to re-
sand and mosquitoes, but after member to pull the rip cord. He
viewing the new barracks, we think stated that if the parachute didn't
it for the best. Of course it is ra- open, we could return it to St.
their difficult at present without Peter for a new one.
electricity and water, but when Last week the 327th received 20
these two essentials are installed new recruits that had been sta-
we should be very comfortably tioned in Miami. To most of them
settled. The new barracks are quite Drew Field is paradise. They were
an improvement over the old, much amazed at the food that Kitchen
roomier and cooler, and when we No. 5 is putting out. Some say
think of August coming up, well, that they could have sold that
the cooler the place the better we same chow to the mess halls in
like it. Miami. For your information, sol-
Well, fellows, you must admit diers, that red flag you see flying
that it was not as bad as we high over out Kitchen is the third
thought it might be. I mean the time we won it in the last 5 weeks.
Rifle Range at MacDill the other That flag represents the best Kit-
day. I speak for myself and the chen in Drew Field, so once more
rest of the Pit detail when I say our hats are off to its staff.
we are still trying to get the kinks About 60 recruits of the 327th
out of our necks from trying to have been transferred to a new
spot the holes in the bullseye, but barracks east of out tent area.
it was a new experience and we Most of them found it hard to
enjoyed it. On a whole the squad- sleep the first night, due to the
ron made a good showing, but we lack of sand in their beds. From
want to know is-did the man in what we heard, all the boys seem
the pit know that it was "Iron satisfied, saying this seems more
Man" Miller shooting? How else like home.
can he explain all his tullseyes?
With the able coaching of Kiefer,
Hahn, Jarvie, Parent and Galla- not the inew uniforms, nor the
tin every man in the outfit should fact that "Jarvie hit", we know
soon be wearing a sharpshooter's it is because we have a really fine
The dream of all pitchers came
true the other day when Sgt. Duda "DON'T
pitched a no hit and no run game
against the 327th. Material, .while WITH THE CO
his team mates found the vulner-
able spot of the opposing pitcher DR. AURELIO
and reached him for ten runs. Now
we can truthfully say that it was
4511 E. 7th Avenue
327 Material Squadron
By Pvt. T.- G. MEO
His love for us, he does not show,
But in his heart we'll always glow.
He sends us to school to learn and
E. P. JOHNSON & SON
Watchmakers & Jewelers
OPEN UNTIL 8:30 P. M.
214 E. Lafayette -:- Tampa
Next To Manhattan Cafe
ds Union Shipyard Cafe
BEER -:- WINES
er 1905 GRANT ST.
id Austin Funeral Home
f TELEPHONE 2197
y. JAMES A. AUSTIN
S 1420 NEBRASKA AVE.
S. Felicione & Sons
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
FOR FREE DELIVERY
102 E. CONSTANT ST.
-Keep 'Em Flying-
Seminole lee Co.
SERVICEMEN -:- FAMILIES
BAYSHORE & JULIA
Chicken and Steak Plates 45c
.k WELCOME SOLDIERS
Swim at the Su phur Springs Pool
:: NATURAL SPRINGS -:- STEADY TEMPERATURE 720 -Everything Here Necessary For A Good Time-
Keep In Trim
I c-Additional Rounds
* *;^..^;.. *;.*;..*;^;*;^^** ** ***;***..>**.**
I ~ERNIE'S PLACE
In SULPHUR SPRINGS PARK
: TABLES for BATHERS
S Tasty Sandwiches C- old Drinks
Couvert ~ e
S*-[ .. Member:
r FEayL, D une Ej, jH S Pe
2706 FLORIDA AVENUE
J. B. Jeffress & Son
3425 E. BROADWAY
PHONE Y 1303
-Keep 'Em Flying--
Alessi Bros. Bakery
WEDDING AND BIRTHDAY
CAKES A SPECIALTY
1820 S. HOWARD AVE.
PHONE H 45-842
Goody Corner Groc.
FANCY GROCERIES FRUITS
300 E. COLUMBUS DRIVE
PHONE M 7248
BEER -:- WINES
1301 E. BROADWAY
Good Food-Cocktails and L
4014 E. BROAI
soever for being there. (They can't moving from one tent to another ed by this newspaper, and has
be blamed too much) to make way for our new hutments. not and will not be offered for
SFrom ye scribe and all those men Captain McLean and S-Sgt. publication in any manner.
: A S''a a U that knew and worked under him, Lloyd are running the best kitchen 7. To enter the contest, mail a
\ v f W we salute the late Maj. Gen. Cla- in the Tent City. (unquote) print or prints of as many pic-
rence Tinker, who so gloriously One cook on furlough has no tures as you desire to "Amateur
By Corp. Mager Caldwell and valiantly lost his life in the money to return. (Should have Snapshot Contest Editor," The
recent Midway Naval Battle. A been a baker.) Times. On the back of each pic-
You will have to excuse me fel- fine officer, he was loved and high- S-Sgt. Jim Kelley ig going crazy ture print your name and address
low soldiers, because our regular ly respected by all that knew him. trying to do the 1st Sgts and the clearly in ink and the class in
reporter has left on a furlough Company Clerk's duties while they which you wish the picture en-
for the Windy City (Pvt. Frank Soldieres ave FU are away. tered. (See classifications.)
Focht) and this column won't be o ie H vS-Sgt. Somers, S-Sgt. Jurick, Pvt. 8. No prints will be returned.
up to the usual par, but I'll do my On Hia eymoo n Ile Bohm, Sgt. Barron, Pvt. Keim, Pvt Do not submit negatives with your
best at pinch hitting. On Hn I e D'Ecscery, Pvt. Bares just returned prints. Keep them until requested
Almost the noisest piece of hu- ep S a Waf from maneuvers. Watching Para- by the Amateur Snapshot Contest
manity around the dispensary and p troops from their bunks. Editor. (Only original negatives
B-3 is "Fat-Stuff" Joyner, so call- accepted.) This newspaper assumes
ed because of his rather rotund All Drew Field men who want Ql no responsibility for negatives.
frame. This little fellow is quite to spend a very pleasant time m JShutter Bugs IMPORTANT: If you snap a
an interesting chap despite his their day-off, either boat riding, picture which you expect to enter
size. (you have to look twice to swimming or deep-sea fishing, need (Continued from Page 1) in the contest and in Which a per-
see him). At the present time he not go any further than Honey- son'or persons appear, be sure you
will be found relating his meander- moon Isle, a nationally-known re- Relations Office before submitting get their names and addresses.
ings that he took recently out in treat for honeymooners. to this contest. Thi is necessary because before
the wide open spaces. Get him to At least that is the consensus of test rules are: your picture can become eligible for
tell you about Ole' Man Sullivan opinion among the more than one 1. The contest is strictly for entry in The National Awards the
and his Mississippi mule. You will hundred Drew Field men who were amateurs. Anyone is eligible ex- written consent of such person or
laugh, in the convoy that journeyed last cept employes of The Times and persons to the use of the picture
All of us medicos are wondering Sunday' to Dunedin, where they their families, and individuals or for advertising purposes must be
just what is the trouble with Corp. boarded the Captain Langley and members of families engaged in obtained.
John Weihrer. He is about the the Imeprial for the famous re- the manufacture, sale, commercial
saddest looking soldier on the field; sort. finishing, of professional use of
he is definitely not up to par with The soldiers sat on the decks of photographic goods. "ON'T TALK"
his appetite, and it has been told the two boats as they chugged 2. Entrants may submit as
around the field that he is tossing gracefully through the crystal clear many pictures as desired at any ALVAREZ
and mumbling in his sleep. Could waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A time during the period of the con-
it be girl trouble? Could be. soft sub-tropical breeze enveloped test. Dry Cleaning
The new medicos became so pro- them as they watched long-beaked 3. Pictures must have been
ficient, so they thought, at this pelicans swoop down like dive made after Jan. 1, 1942. 931 E. BROADWAY
game called softball, that they ex- bombers, diving into the choppy 4. Your snapshots may be made
tended a challenge to the old waves for fish on which to feed. on any type of film, but must not PHONE Y-3821
timers in the medical. The chal- Gulls floated lazily about the cloud be made on glass plate negatives.
lenge was promptly accepted, and fleeced sky. A few sharks rose to Any make of camera, film, chem- "DON'T TALK"
the game was played on the new the surface, as quickly disappear- icals, or paper may be used. De- KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
medical playground. The new med- ing beneath the surface of the ruf- veloping and printing may be done K P Y E
ics were handily smeared to the fled waters. by the photofinisher or the entrant IDEAL CAFE
tune of-ask them. In this game The sub-tropical island belonged No print or enlargement more
a few stars shone with extra bril- to the Drew Field men for the day. than 10 inches the longest dimen- S. ALVAREZ, Prop.
liance. Sgt. Walters and his whip They really took over, exploring, sion will be accepted. No art work Short Orders at all Hours
lash arm made "Shifty Gears" look every nook and corner of the small or retouching is permitted on Beer, Wines, Sandwiches
like a beginner in comparison. "Big but beautiful island. They sat in prints or the negatives from which OPEN ALL 70ITE
Boy" Perry, what time he wasn't the recreation hall and wrote home they are made. No composite pic- PHONE M F081
cussing, was doing his part. Maybe on stationary supplied by Mr. C. tures, such as multiple printing 614 Nebraska -:- Tampa, Fla.
in two" or three weeks the new M. Washburn, owner of the island. or montages permitted. Pictures
medics will be reckless enough to They snapped pictures of each should not be mounted or framed.
again challenge the veterans. Let's other dressed ludicrously in grass 5. All pictures shall be judged
hope so. skirts, leis, the King and Queen in the National Awards (includ- "DON'T TALK"
Us medics really took over our costumes of the Isle, and a huge ing the United States and Canada)
posts in fine fashion during Mon- sombrero. solely on general interest and or
day Night's air raid. It might he Some of the men fished from the appeal. Photogenic excellence or
a good idea for these other out- pier, observing huge turtles and technique, while important will not Logan Lumber Co.
fits on the field to take a few les- strange tropical fish swim around be the deciding factor in determin-
sons. Could 4be beneficial the pilings. Others swam in the ing prize winners. The decision of
Our Flight Surgeon's typist, Miss limpid warm waters of the Gulf the judges shall be accepted as
Nettie Ruth Mathison, left last while still others lolled lazily on final. 301 N. ROME AVE.
Monday night for Washington, D. the shell-studded white sands of 6. Before receiving The Times
C. and parts unknown. Maybe the the bsach and listened peacefully final prize of $15 in one or more
Flight Surgeon's office won't be to the lilt and roar of the swish- of the five classifications, the en-
so cluttered up with aspiring young ing waves, trant must submit the original
soldiers who have no reason what- Those who preferred deep-sea negative with print and sign a GEORGE STEWART
fishing spent the afternoon on the statement that his picture or a
Captain Langley; some of them closely similar picture of the same BOILERS & REPAIRS
Soldiers t0 caught a few baby sharks, suck- subject or situation has not been ZIP YOUR LIPS-
ers and sea bass, but others were and will not be entered by him TALK SINKS SHIPS
CK TAVERN not so lucky. Proving themselves in any other snapshot contest or 1412 LOZANO
JR SPRINGS landlubbers by getting seasick, salon other than the one conduct- PHONE M 60-11
,iquors All at Moderate Prices they fed the fish instead.
With the round of pleasure at NAFFCO INCORPORATED
an end, the men returned to the FINE FLOOR COVERINGS
boats; girls employed on the is- 909 FLORIDA AVENUE -:- TAMPA, FLORIDA
;N WELCOME land bidded them farewell in dhar- TELEPHONE M 8385
acteristic Hawaiian fashion by ST. PETERSBURG PHONE 5996 212 NINTH ST NORTH
Iqa OR STORE garlanding their necks with leis JACKSONVILLE PHONE 5-3502 38 W. DUVAL STREET
LIQUOR STORE of many colors.
The excursion, arranged by Col.
OR CIGARS Gimbel, Special Services Officer, "DON'T TALK"
and Mr. Washburn, was another of IF YOU MUST TALK TALK ABOUT
regularly planned trips for the
DWAY AVENUE summer. WEBB'S BEST CANE SYRUP
FLAMINGO CONCRETE PIPE CO.
3613 EAST LAKE AVENUE
P. O. BOX 5288 -:- PHONE Y 1289
--KEEP 'EM FLYING-
TAMPA ARMATURE WORKS
PITTSBURG PLATE GLASS GO.
"DON'T TALK" HARLAN HOTEL
DIAMOD AFE ,17 8th Street, N.
DIAMOND E Notice to All Service Men! We
EXCELLENT FOOD Solicit Your Patronage When
BEER -:- WINES in St. Petersburg.
2620 17TH ST. RATES-$1.00 PER DAY
SIREN SOUND IS
Pfc. Bill Weaver of the 503rd
Regiment is 'on the ball' when it
comes to this alert business.
Recently Bill was knocking out an
epistle to his sweet-young-thing
back home. In the midst of his re-
mote control love-making he heard
a siren-like sound.
Bill grabbed various articles of
clothing and went tearing down
the company street.
Arriving breathless at the motor
pool he was informed that there
was no alert. Seems one of the
men had been singing a cowboy
ballad at the outdoor arena.
Bill says he can live through the
ballad singing but for gosh sakes
please include those siren notes
By Corp. Kelley
The 690th is constantly taking
part in the Drew Field maneuvers,
i.e. from one tent to another. Men
DIXIE LILY MEAL and GRITS
At Your Favorite Grocery
KINCHAFOONEE MILLING CO.
110 S. NEBRASKA -:- PHONE M-1743
OAt YourService! ,
917 FRANKLIN ST. TAMPA
531 CLEVELAND CLEARWATER
872 CENTRAL ST. PETERSBURG
D-hhW FIELD ECHOES
i T 19 1942
I- age F
His Spirit Went Up,
Then Down, Then Up
Better known to, his buddies in Drew Field as "Bud", Corp. Conrad
Drw Priv e A. Fisher will remember Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, to
his dying day. At first his spirits went up high, very high; then they
sank low, very low; and, finally, they went up very, very high again.
They call Private Byron Tilbury On Friday he had a gaad deal
"Pop" in his outfit, which is easy to be happy about. In the first fed to ivetigate his mothers
to understand when one realizes place it was his mother's birthday. death.
that this gray-haired, mild-man- And on top of that he had sweated Meantime, the railroad was call-
pered man was born way back in out a corporal's chevrons after only ed and a seat reserved. The men
1900. slightly overtwo months in then Fisher's squadron, trying to ease
his sorrow, took up a collection
Years ago Private Tilbury taught army. He was inducted on April sorrow took a collectflowers.
school in South Dakota. In recent 7 in Baltimore, Md. He pushed off for Tampa to
years he was an accountant for a So, on the night of June 12, he pick up his money. At the tele-
power plant in Montevido, Minn. phoned his parents in Baltimore. graph office, to his relief, he dis-
After Pearl Harbor, however, Til- He wished his mother a happy covered that the whole tragic bus-
bury could not reconcile his civil- birthday and she, in tur,, con- iness was a colossal error. The girl
~an position with the changing gratulated him on his rapid pro- clerk, after digging the original
status of our nation in the world- motion. The telephone call was not message out of a cubbyhole, turned
wide struggle, so he decided to without its mercenary aspects, to Fisher and asked him what his
abandon the power plant business however. Corp. Fisher wanted to telegram read.
for the duration. hit his "Pop" up for a ten spot. She told him apologetically that
He tried to enlist in the Navy, Fisher's family was surprised to it had become garbled enroute,
but was rejected tbcause of color hear from him. It was his first that his father had sent $20 in-
blindness He was told that the call to home since his induction, stead of $10 and that the message
eating of carrots and the drink- His father agreed to wire him $10 read, "Mother was pleased-Pop,"
ing of carrot juice might cure his at once. At 7:30 the next morning, a far cry from the tragic news in
ailment, but this trial of this me- Corp. Fisher received' the wire. It the garbled message. She regretted
thod proved a failure read that the telegraph office in the error, declaring that the tele-
As soon as the age limit for the Tampa was holding some money groph office had tried to recover
Army was raised, Private Tilbury for him as well as a message stat- the wire at the field, but he had
enlisted. e was i nduted at Fort ing: "Mother Passed Away-Pop" already received it.
Selling, Mn., ad sent to Camp Quite naturally the message Since he had sent a wire home,
Crowded, Mo., where he studied floored the newly made corporal. notifying his family that he would
said raid waDrew Pield retntly He felt as though he was respon- leave for Baltimore immediately,
shifted to Drew Field recently. si~e for his mother's death. The he telephoned an explanation,
It is quite obvious from what excitement induced by both his speaking to his very much alive
source Tilbury obtains his patriot- call and the news of his promotion, mother. She said, "No, I am feel-
ism when he speaks of the Aeri- he surmised, had been too much ing fine and I cried last night be-
can lineage from whch he de- for her. cause I was so happy to talk to
scends. His mother is the grand-
daughter of Captain Lewis of the Fisher was fixed up with an em- you."
historic Lewis and Clark explorers. ergency furlough by his squadron. From then on everything was
And his grandmother was a dir- At the same time the Baltimore jake with Corp. Fisher, so he went
ect defendant of two Presidents, chapter of the American RedCross, to an army store in town and
John Adams and J hn Quincy as customary with all emergencies bought himself his new corporal
Adams. in servicemen's families, was noti- chevrons.
Private Tilbury says: "I believe What happened to him should Now watch the snappy stepping of
h kicking to the job. There not- happen to a dog. After kidding the 350th under the expert eye
thing outstanding in my life. All the rest of the boys all this time of the best drill sergeant on the
I do is stick to my job." And that's about their loves, the poor fellow's field.
what he intends to do in the Army, heralded piece of feminine really Upon reading the 327th's column
stick to his job until the war is gave him cause to sing those lone- of last week, we can't help but
won. Iv blues.wnri.l if alousv didn't Drompt
By. Pvt. C. Behm
It was the night before Monday
and all through the barracks not
a sound was heard. Not even a
snore. Then out of the darkness,
from the bunk of Pvt. Feeman,
came a low whisper, "Dora, Dora."
Mmnm, been keeping something
from us, fellow?
It's a cinch you don't starve
while working in the kitchen. The
best proofs are the currently chubby
boys who have recently finished
their trek on k.p. Pvts. Smith,
Johnstion, Fillipone, and Campbell
are going to find the morning cal-
isthenics very trying for a while.
Has anybody seen Benny? Yes,
I have. Benny is hiding right now.
With the arrival of Corp. Mam-
mas' wife, Bill once again hits the
news. Mr. and Mrs. will make
their permanent residence in
Tampa. Everybody but Benny is
Those sharp commands that now
split the air herald the early re-
turn of Sgt. Box from his furlough
their article about one of our so-
cials. We are sure that was the
Since moving into the new bar-
racks, the 350thf is a very conten-
ted squadron. Ah me--screens on
the windows, private showers, wash
basins, and everything. This is liv-
SOMEBODY BLABBED LOOSE TALK
COMFORTS THE ENEMY
J. W. Conner & Sons
BUTTON YOUR LIP!
40TH & E. B'WAY PH. Y4460
2313 Nebraska Ave.
2002 E. B'way Phone Y-3520
Don't Betray Yourself
Ballast Point Pier
Poles and Tackle For Rent
BAIT FOR SALE
Reached by Street Car
LOOSE TALK LOSES LIVES
TALK AND DIE
Lumber & Supply
IDLE CHATTER COSTS LIVES--
DON'T TALK ABOUT WAR PRODUCTION
DON'T TALK ABOUT SHIP MOVEMENTS
U. S. PHOSPHORIC PRODUCTS
DIVISION TENNESSEE CORPORATION
"White Band" Gypsum Cement Plaster Hair Fibered
Wood Pulp Unfibered Gauging and Moulding Plaster
"White Band" Gypsum Blocks
POST OFFICE BOX 3269
W. L. COBB CONSTRUCTION CO.
BOX 977, TAMPA, FLA.
THE FLORIDA DAIRY COMPANY
2209 40TH STREET
DON'T YOU TALK
DON'T AID THE ENEMY Y TALK
DON'T TALK and NEITHER WILL WE
Central Oil Burner TESRISSICA BROS.
GROCERIES PRODUCE MEATS
FISH OYSTERS -:- DRY GOODS HARDWARE
PORT TAMPA CITY, FLA. -:- PHONE 6651
Don't help the enemy by letting them know what
you know. Loose talk may mean |injury to yourself
or to your Buddies ...
M. R. VAUGHN
M. J. CARON, Plumbing
OIAL & BROTHERS
CHRISTO & RIZO CO.
DIAL & ROBERTSON
TURN STYLE INN
GARCIA'S INSTANT SERVICE
SUNNY BROOK DAIRY
JIM BRICKLEY'S CABINS
THE BRICK TAVERN
TUXEDO NITE CLUB
CRYSTAL SPRINGS &
POLAR WATER CO.
S. M. REGAR MACHINERY CO.
JONES BEAUTY SHOP
T. C. LEWIS
J. RODRIQUEZ & CO.
SILVER RING CAFE
AKRIDGE ICE CREAM
UNION SHIPYARD CAFE
LA AMERICAN GROCERY
SHEPHERD PRODUCE CO.
BLACK SERVICE STATION
THE LUBAN COMPANY
NIAGRA SPRAYER &
FOUR ROSES GROCERY
M. F. ZERFACE REAL ESTATE
NORTH PARK DRIVE-IN
COMFORT MOTOR COURT
DIECIDUE & CO.
SULPHUR SPRINGS HOTEL
OAK PARK RESTAURANT
YBOR FURNITURE CO.
ROBERT W. ODOM
SEMINOLE MATTRESS CO'
PENINSULAR FERTILIZER WKS.
EDITH JONES BEER PARLOR
CASINO DRUG STORE
FORD PLUMBING CO.
TAMPA IRON & METAL
SUWANEE MODEL DAIRY
11th Ave. and 17th St.
Mechanical Development Work
Machine & Metal Stamping
N. BLVD. & Waters. Ph. S-5087
BUTTON YOUR LIP
Pa Le 6
DREW FIELD EC DES
Friday, Julle 19, 1942
y J 1 1
Welcome To The Sunshine City Of
MacDill Air Men and Their Families
S Enjoy Themselves
FUR STORAGE -:- LONG DISTANCE MOVING
ALL LOCAL SERVICES
Southern Transfer & Storage Co., Inc.
2161 FIFTH AVE., SOUTH -:- PHONE 7190
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
The Earle Restorium
175 3RD AVE. N. E.
Mrs. R. T. Earle, R. N.
DON'T WORRY -
If you have an accident and
soil your uniform bring your
trouble to us and at the same
time receive a real welcome to
THE SUNSHINE CITY
RICH & WENDELL
425 9th St. N. -:- Ph. 4556
GIVE AND BE HAPPY
Of all sad souls that ever live,
The Saddest are those who
Buy fYour Gifts, Souvenirs,
Novelties and Art Treasures
At The World Famous
Lewis Gift & Art Store
Wonder Land, Treasure Land
334 Central, Central at 4th St.
10,000 AMAZING VALUES
3e TO $3,000
Nothing Like It Elsewhere
Come and Brawse Around
Frank's Liquor Store
Close To Your Recreation Center
147 CENTRAL AVE.
WELL EQUIPPED-$30 to $100
MANN The Real
Walgreen Bldg. -:- Ph. 7869
Hanks Insurance Brownie's Bakery
Agency, Inc. 609 CENTRAL AVE.
601 FIRST AVE. N. PHONE 8658
ENJOY YOURSELVES AT
SPORTSMAN BILLIARD PARLOR
228 CENTRAL AVE.
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. -:- PHONE 50-612
WITH COMPLIMENTS OF
HEY BUDDY... Clausen's New Store
DON'T WORRY ABOUT Clausen's
Conte to St. Pete
YOU ARE ELCOARE 132nd Ave. & Gulf Coast Blv'd.
"WTe Live Up To Our Name" MITCHELL'S BEACH
507 9th St. N. Phone 5909
Super Service Mart
We Service All Make Cars Bi ond
770 CENTRAL AVE.
ANNABEL'S Standard Furniture
SUN and SURF SHOP COMPANY
* Beach Apparel M. S. LEW
Men's Trunks 810 CENTRAL AVE.
E Lending Library PHONE 7307
WELCOME TO ST. PETERSBURG........
ARMY AIR MEN
REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
PINELLAS PARK -:- PHONE 52-352
Grounds Lumber & Millwork Co., Inc.
600 24TH ST. SOUTH -:- PHONE 4394
2160 TANGERINE SOUTH -:- PHONE 6138
BOB SIMPSON, Mgr.
619 9TH ST. NORTH -:-
MOTH PROOFING A SPECIALTY
The Sunshine City
Gulf of Mexico
A delightful place to
spend an hour, a day
or a week-end.
You haven't seen the
West Coast of Fla.-
until you see-
Only an hour by car
or bus from Tampa.
SIMPSON'S GOOD FOOD
464 CENTRAL AVENUE
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.
DELICIOUS STEAKS, CHOPS AND SEA FOOD
"GOOD FOOD IS OUR SPECIALTY"
Chop Suey & American Dishes
Buy Bd 10 FIRST ST. NORTH.
PHONE 28-385 -:- ON THE BEACH
DE FANTI RESTAURANT
REAL ITALIAN SPAGHETTI DINNERS
HOME COOKED UNDER PERSONAL SUPERVISION
RESERVATION FOR PRIVATE PARTIES
BEER AND WINES SERVED
CASA MARINA APARTMENTS
Pass-A-Grille Island Finest Bathing Beach in Florida
RATES $2.00 DOUBLE OR $10.00 PER WEEK UP
ELECTRIC EQUIPPED APTS. -:- PRIVATE BATHING BEACH
PHONE GULF BEACHES 28-142
WELCOMES SERVICEMEN H. A. TABET, Owner, Mgr.
WELCOME TO ST. PETERSBURG........
AMERICA'S AIR SOLDIERS
WEARING APPAREL FOR MISSES AND WOMEN
43 YEARS IN ST. PETERSBURG
PARAMOUNT BOWLING ALLEYS
WELCOMES MACDILL & DREW FIELD MEN
TO ST. PETERSBURG FOR HEALTHY RECREATION
BOWLING 15c AFTERNOONS TILL 6:00
860 FOURTH AVENUE SOUTH -:- DIAL 7508
Mrs. Billy Mitchell
Gulf Beach Rentals
Safest Place in St. Petersburg
3435 7th Ave. S. Ph. 5523
-Keep 'Em Flying-
Welcome to the ......
Drew & MacDill Men
Every Automotive Service
743-749 SECOND AVE. S.
10 YEARS GUARANTEE
WELCOME TO ST. PETERSBURG FROM
MADIS WHOLESALE SANDWICH CO.
SANDWICHES FOR EVERY OCCASION
HAVE A SNACK WITH MADIS
AT YOUR LEADING FOUNTAIN OR BARS
2163 1ST AVE. SO. -:- PHONE 7957
America's Air Men
TO THE SUNSHINE CITY
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
1016-1022 THIRD ST. S.
-Keep 'Em Flying-
Welcome To St. Petersburg
Neeld Gordon Co.
.13th Ave. & 19th St. N..
Bicycles For Rent
Friday, June 19, 1942
DREW FIELD ECH-OES
1)'~~~~~~~~~* '*8DE IL EhE rdy Jie1.14
F,'riday, JSirl 19, 191-
Bradenton Second Time
Drew Field Interceptors made
a return visit to Bradenton last
Sunday and defeated the local
team 7-0. For the second time this
year the soldiers handed goose
eggs to the leaders of the Hills-
Freddy Swindells, one of Drew's
star right-handed hurlers, blanked
the home team for the second
straight time, allowing only seven
hits which were widely scattered.
His control was excellent and he
walked one, hit one, with a pitched
ball, and struck out seven.
The Drew Fielders brought along
their batting eyes and hammered
Douglas, Bradenton's star pitcher's
slants to all parts of the field.
McNulty and Burch each had
three hits while Bekeza, Klimczak
and McMennan each had two.
Swindells and Firkser got one each
for a grand total of 14 hits.
The feature play of the game
was a snappy double play which
closed the game and was engineer.-
ed by McMennan to Howell to
The 'tip is out to watch our team
fr6m nowp- o, as the addition of
several new players has added con-
siderable strength to the weak
spot. of the team.
Score by innings: H. RE
Drew Field... 102 101 200 7 14 4
Bradenton ... .000o~0.o000 0 7 3
Batteries, 'Drew: .Swindells and
Bekeza; DoIlis and Council.
The MacDill Flyers evened the
count in their series with the Drew
Fiela Interceptors when they de-
leated the local, boys in a game
an"ong the 'sanrid'::dunes' of iMac-
DiRl Field last- .Saturday. The
fourth game between the two nines
was woh' by- MacDill by the score
o1 11-I when, wiuh the aid of two
hi s and two Drew errors, they
scored iive runs in the seventh
.srown of the Interceptors pit-
ched good ball until he lost con-
trol in the seventh inning. Aided
by a general let-down in team
play, the Flyers put on a rally
ana scored enough runs to safely
put tne game in the win column.
'T'ne fifth game in the series will
be played Saturday afternoon
at viant Field and the Drew Field
team will be quite anxious to go
up one on our worthy rivals.
The batteries for the game were
fort iviacDill: Huckabee, Crider and
.Sanley; For Drew: Brown and
Drew ........ 101 100 400 7 8 3
MacDill..... 002 120 51x 11 9 1
USO Club Offers
The USO Club, 214 N. Boulevard,
have scheduled an informal dance
for service. men Saturday evening
at 8:30. Music will be furnished by
Manuel Sancho and his orchestra.
Sunday, June 21, Vesper Services
will be held at 7:30 p.m.
At 8:30 Sunday evening a free
movie, "The Plainsman" starring
Gary Cooper wil be shown for
men in the service.
Corp. (on target range):"&0!!!
I told you to take a fine sight!
(Censored again) When I say take
a fine sight, I mean take one!
(Censdred)! Don't you know what
a fine sight is?"
Pvt.: (bitterly): "Sure, a boat-
load of corporals sinking."
Keep 'Em Flying-
The past week once again brought
disaster to two softball teams. Sat-
urday afternoon saw Hq. & Hq.
Squadron, 309th Air Base, go down
to defeat to the tune of 3 to 1, and
on Monday evening we put the
skids to the 1st Reporting Com-
pany of the 501st Regiment. The
score was 10 to 6.
At this writing is it quite ap-
parent this field offers no competi-
tion to the 553rd Medics in either
Softball or Vollyball. The Pillroll-
ers' long string of victories put
them in a class by themselves.
However, any team wishing to test
its ability may do by calling Tent
City 118 and arranging a game.
BY Harvey Frost
Howdy, fellows! We're on the air
for the first time in this issue of
the Drew Field Echoes and we
sincerely hope that we can be a
credit to that great little "soldier
Going on the old theory, "if you
want a man for a friend let him
do you a favor," we are going out
and try to make friends with all
of you at once. How you ask? Well
we're going to ask a favor. Now
here it is. When you hear of a
humorous incident, or story, or
something funny about a buddy, if
it will get by the censor, let us
hear about it. And on the morning
show over WFLA we will tell the
story. Name names and all. So hop
to it gang and let's hear from you.
We'd like to take this opportun-
ity to thank, Johnny Hession, John
Suzinski, The Jive Bombers, Cae-
sar Longo, Tex Redman and every-
body for the swell job they did
on last Friday's show. It was grand
-the co-operation everybody gave.
Orchids to you my friends.
WANTED: One slightly used Joe
Miller Joke Book. Please see writers
of radio shows presented from
Drew Field, Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
Well gang that's all for now.
We'll see you again in the very
near future. Say next week? And
let's get together and help make
these radio shows you have to suf-
fer through (we're kidding, we
hope) a real credit to Drew Field.
Plott. C. 564th A. W. Bn.
By Pvt. S. C. Katznell
A year ago on a sunny June Day
back in Cicero, Ill., two young men
were sipping an orange soda and
discussing the ability of an Ameri-
can soldier. The smaller of the
two, who answers to the name of
Edward L. Bodgan, spoke: "The
American soldier tops 'em all. He's
The larger one, who was christ-
ened Edward K. Bogdan, first
cousin of the smallish one, re-
"Yeah, the American soldier has
got what it takes. Boy, when we get
in there we'll show 'em."
K. Bogdan snapped:
"U. S. won't go to war. We'll be
civilians the rest of our lives."
Six months later, the Bogdans
were answering the roll call at
Camp Crowder, Mo.
The sergeant shouted:
"'Edward Bogdan, step two paces
forward." Two men stepped forward.
The sergeant rubbed his eyes
and yelled: "Both you' guys can't
be Edward Bogdan?"
The boys in unison:
"Oh yes we are."
Although the Sarge never faint-
By Corporal Morgan
What 1st Sgt. not only likes to
drink Zombies, .but also enjoys
going out with them?
Pvt. Heckler is the only man at
Drew Field that can get sparks
out of a knife and fork--ever no-
tice him at the Mess Hall?
Pvt. Lancia is waiting to be put
on an alert to go home.
Pfc. Prophet claims that women
are the last thing he thinks about
-wfhen he goes to bed at night.
Pfc. Chiparo ("How to Win
Friends and Influence Pimples")
is back at his old profession here
in our company street. It seems
Jack is trying to get enough to-
gether so he can purchase a musi-
cal instrument. Jack is a barber.
Why does Pfc. Wolfe keep feed-
ing the Juke box at PX No. 3 all
Stanley Sokolowski had to salute
his brother when he returned home
on his furlough. He is now a
Lieutenant in the Air Corps.
Observed at swimming practice
last week-our Atlantic City Beau-
ty Chas. Ilg doing some fancy
water maneuvers. Upon further in-
vestigation it was found that he
was a destroyer .being chased by
Hey, here is something, believe
it or not. There is a man in Head-
quarters Company who enlisted in
the signal corps. He will not allow
his name to be mentioned for fear
he will be sent to a ski patrol.
ed in his life, the big noncom-
almost passed out.
However, after the boys explain-
ed they were cousins and they had
different initials, the Sarge straight
tened up and heaved a sigh of
Not only do the cousins have the
identical first and last names, but
they were inducted on the same
day; sent to the same camp, Camp
Crowder, Mo.; occupied the same
barracks; attended the sameschool
A. W.; atd were shipped on the
same day to Drew Field and were
assigned to same company, Plot-
ting. Now they dwell in the same
tent and attend the same school,
A. W. at Drew Field.
Sergeant Maurice Hoff is receiv-
ing congratulations today. He was
elevated to a Staff Sergeant in
charge of personnel of the 564th.
Hoff has been in service for 4%/
years and hails from Miami, Fla.
Captain Reuben D. Caudle, com-
manding officer of the Plotting
Co., and First Sergeant Stefanik,
are as busy as bees. They are as-
signing the numerous new men to
the various schools.
Corporals Guilford Aarhurs and
James Wyatt are attending Gas
School. In a short time they will
instruct the 564th how to counter-
act the various types of gases.
New Orleans is wonderful to the
Service Men, says Lamar Negotto,
of the Plotting Co., who just re-
turned from a furlough -from the
Physical Training Officer
Lt. Matt L. McBride is the new physical training officer at Drew
Field, succeeding Lt. R. H. R. Risley.
Lt. McBride came to Drew Field from Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Ind.,
where he entered the service. In 1934 he graduated from the university
of Illinois where he took a prominent part in athletics. In 1935 he re-
ceived his Master's degree from New York University.
During the past eight years he has coached football, basketball,
and baseball in Chicago High Schools.
From the 314th A. B. Sqd.
By Pfc. William Greenberg
A few of our playboys returned
to the fold this week. How was it
at St. Pete, fellows? The Pittsburgh
Flash Corporal Halpin returned
well bedecked and with a smug
complacent look-What goes...on?
Pfc. Galinkim after at least eight
sessions with the only girl in the
world, scuttled her with that sweet
thing on the train coming down-
She was delovely-quote-unquote.
That flashy Pfc. from our Per-
sonnel was gifted by the Gods. Op-
portunely enough, Rita, your cor-
respondent is inviting you out for
that guy with that guy on his
birthday. Subtle, eh, Walter. I'll
give you a blow by blow descrip-
tion next week. Stand by for it.
What Yankee has developed such
a so-ooo romantic southern accent,
but still retains the old Yahkee
technique? I guarantee results, fel-
lows. It's supermagifizorgeous-I
mean the gals, of course. He in-
structs too, reasonably-a phone
number with each lesson. Six les-
sons from Monsieur will certainly
replace that gal La Zonga.
Many thanks to Sgt. Eaton for
that pepsi vich really helped
materially to revive ye old column.
Now back on the ball and speak-
ing of what bright-haired lad who
has really been on the beam since
he was assigned to protecting his
buddies, or should I pluralize that
A serious note: Sgt. Googe was
just placed in the care of, or can
I say, arms of those white-unifor-
med gals at MacDill. We're sorry
that you have to get hurt to be
in the care of those venues but,
by George, we all certainly do envy
you. Hurry back Sarge, the 314th
just ain't the same without you.
Chaplain Francis J. O'Brien
563rd Chaplain ....
6:15 A.M. Mass .............................................. Base Chapel Tent
11:00 A.M. Mass ................................ New Theatre Building
Rabbi David L. Zielonka
11:00 A.M. ............ New Theatre Building, north of Finance Bldg.
Chaplain Carl W. Hewlett
11:00 A.M ........................ ...... Boxing
Chaplain William L. Clark -
11:00 A.M ........................................
Arena, 503rd Area
Base Chapel Tent
SJust Ignore 'Em Sir, They're Always Showing Off!
DREW FIELD ECHI-OES