VOL. 1. NO. 17 Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida Friday, June 26th, 1942
THE LONG AND SHORT OF DREW FIELD'S ENLISTED MEN
Out In November
Quick action in the House early this week on the Allowances
Bill for dependents followed final passage of the Pay Bill. Conference
approval followed and sent the bill to the White House for signature.
The allotments and allowances will be made from June 1, although
actual payments are not expected to be made until November 1 be-
cause of administrative preparations. At that time five-monh checks
will be sent out.
To Class A: Contribution Men's Pay Total
Wife, if no child $28 $22 $50
Wife with one child 40 22 62
Wife with two children ................ 50 22 72
To Class B if there is no
Class A dependent:
One parent 15 22 37
Two parents 25 22 47
One parent and one sister............ 20 22 42
One parent and two sisters ...........--- 25 22 46
To Class B if there is also
a Class A dependent:
One parent 15 5 20
Two parents 25 5 30
One parent and one sister .........-- 20 5 25
One parent and two sisters ----.......... 25 5 30
SIOUX INDIAN CHIEF'S SON
ON WAR PATH FOR OLD GLORY
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The long and short of the enlisted men at Drew Field, Fla.: Pvt. Albert F. Berry, 5 feet 1 inch,
and sergeant Henry E. Booth, 6 feet 6 1/4 inches, talk over the soldier's eternal problem, kitchen police.
Despite the'weight of the 100-lb. sack of potatoes leaded on his shoulder, Pvt. Berry seems unbent
by his burden. Undoubtedly the little soldier is ofsturdy structure despite his small stature..
Coming from Stockton, Cal., Pvt. Berry enliste:l in the army four months ago at San Francisco.
He took his basic training at Sheppard Field, Tex., before being transferred to Drew Field.
Sergeant Booth's home is in Monroe, La. He entered the Army
14 months ago at Alexandria, La. He received his basic training at
Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Fla., and attended the Cooks and
Bakers School at Fort Benning, Ga.
Former French Soldier
Fights for Uncle Sam
PVT. MICHELE GLASSER
From the homeland of Jeanne
d'Arc, via North Africa, the Magi-
not Line and New Jersey, Private
Michele Glasser came to Drew
Field to fight for the United
States against the German con-
querors of his native France.
Army life held few surprises
for the 28-year old veteran of the
French army when he received
word to report for induction June
11, 1941, in the United States
army, but he admits he received
the same thrill as he did on re-
ceiving a similar call six years be-
fore for the French army.
"And I get the same thrill
every time I hear or see a military
band," the Drew Field soldier
Glasser was born in Doncour,
France, just three miles from the
birthplace of Jeanne d'Arc, the
Maid of Orleans who in another
dark period of French history led
the French people to victory and
freedom. The district has produc-
ed many other world-famed
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DREW FIELD MEN
INVITED TO ATTEND
KAY KYSER SHOW
Drew Field personnel, officers
and enlisted men included, are in-
vited to attend the performance
of Kay Kyser .and his College of
Musical Knowledge at MacDill
Field on Friday, June 26, at 8 p.m.
The 2 hour show features all
the popular favorites of the
nationally famous radio-hour,
among whom are Harry Babbitt,
Ish Kabibble, Sally Mason,
Dorothy Dunn, Trudy Edwin and
The genial professor will select
six servicemen to participate in a
Musical Quiz and will award a
prize to the winner.
Kyser is personally paying the
expenses of his troupe.
The show is being held in Han-
gar No. 4. Drew Field men, in-
terested in attending, are advised
to take the MacDill bus to the
field theater and there they will
be instructed how to get to Han-
gar No. 4.
Sometime in the future Private enlist before the Pearl Harbor in-
Moses Black Owl will be Chief of cident but was turned down be-
the Sioux Indian Tribe in Rose cause he was over the age limit
Bud, one of the biggest Indian then. After he joined the army,
reservations in South Dakota. Now he was sent to Camp Crowder, Mo.
however, this full-blooded Indian, and recently was transferred to
32 years old and happily married, Drew Field.
is a member of the Third Fighter Only one of the many full-
Command at Drew Field. blooded Indians who have joined
Private Black Owl comes from a
long line of Sioux tribe chief-
tains. His father is George Black
Owl, but to his Indian subjects
he is known as Chief Standing.
Black Owl's Indian name 25 Comes-
After-Him, and he is next in line
to succeed his father as Chief of
the 3,200 full-blooded Indians on
the Rose Bud reservation.
A file clerk in the Government
Indian Agency in Rose Bud before
his induction. Black Owl tried to
the armed forces to help subdue
the Axis, Private Black Owl finds
life in the army full of sharp con-
trasts to the tribal customs to
which he was habituated. "Indians
can't drink alcoholic beverages," he
says. "In the army they can." He
doesn't indulge, however.
His buddies swear by him. They
say he is a good soldier and like-
able. And they enjoy the way he
punctuates his laconic statements
with an amused chuckle.
The Drew Field Echoes
JIMMY JACKSON, Publisher
Tampa Army Newspapers
1113 FLORIDA AVENUE
P. O. Box 2555 Phone 2177
All advertisements contained In
this newspaper are also contained In
the MacDill Field Fly Leaf. Minimum
joint circulation: 8,000 copies.
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A newspaper published exclusive-
ly for the personnel of Drew Field
and devoted to military interests
and the United Nations Victory.
Opinions expressed in this news-
paper are those of the individual
writers and under no circumstances
are they to be considered those of
the United States Army. Advertise-
ments in this publication do not
constitute an endorsement by the
War Department or its personnel of
the products advertised.
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AT THE CANTEEN
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309th Air Base Group
HQ and HQ Squadron
By Opl. Andrew Paterson
There seems to be no stopping
(f the soft-ball team, now that
hey have hit their stride. Last
.Tuesday evening we met the Base
Dispensary Detachment team, and
with the brilliant pitching of
"Iron Man" Miller, and the ex-
cellent support of the rest of the
no-error, hard-hitting team, we
emerged the victor by a score of
7 to 0. The Medics found "Iron
Man" for but one lonely hit, thus
spoiling his chance for a no hit,
no run game, but the way he has
been pitching and with the
new spirit shown by his mates,
the "Pitcher's Dream" should be
in the offing. The highlight of the
game was "Copper" Hutson's
home run, right over first base
with two men on, inflicting heavy
damage to the morale of the Me-
dics, who, try as hard as they did,
could not get their one man past
Congratulations to Sgt. Novel
C. Melton. Sgt. Melton left for
Miami Beach, Tuesday night,
June 22, for attendance at Of-
ficers' Candidate School, Air
Force Administrative. We all know
that he will make a fine officer.
Just ask the boys who roomed in
his tent. Sweeping the floor and
tidying up was not beneath the
Sgt., even though he was the only
Non-Com in the tent. Good luck,
Sgt.; bring back that little "Bar."
Hq & Hq Sq., 100 percent
strong: Through the efforts of
Capt. Turner, every man in the
organization is now fully protec-
ted under the Govt. Insurance
Plan. It took no high pressure
salesmanship on the part of the
C. O. to bring home to all of us
the advantage of protecting those
at home "just in case." No matter
where we go, or what we are as-
signed to do, our minds are at
ease knowing that for the small
sum it costs us, we will derive
the maximum benefits offered
each man by the government.
Should anyone happen to walk
into our company street and notice
men sprawled in various positions
on the ground, yelling 9 o'clock,
12 o'clock, 3 o'clock etc. dispel
from their minds upon viewing
such a strange scene, the obvious
question, '"What the heck; are
they nuts?" The men are not
learning to tell time at this late
stage; they are just preparing
themselves for another assault on
the MacDill rifle range next Sun-
day. With these words of the C. O.
still ringing in our ears "Every
man in this organization will be
fully instructed in the proper use
of all firearms, so that he will be
able to protect himself should he
be called upon to do so," every
man has seriously taken unto
himself the task of preparing not
only to rErot-cr the individual, but
to be, an important part of a
highly skilled unit. "All for one
108 W. Fortune -:- Ph. M53-752
327 Material Squadron
By Pfc. T. G. Meo
If any of you outsiders see a
mass mob in front of Kitchen No.
5, don't get alarmed and run for
your rifles and gas masks. It's not
an air raid, but some of our sol-
diers sweating at the chow line.
Last week the Signal Corps were
added to our tent area. This made
a big difference in our chow line,
which is now three times as long.
It looks as if the. early bird will
now eat the worm.
So nice to see Pvt. Ed McGuire
come back to earth. For the last
week he was walking around in a
daze. We were wondering if the
heat had affected him in any way.
Through inside information we
learn that his wife was visiting
Tampa. Isn't love grand?
In our sport lines we find the
Engineers and Tech Supply are
having a nip-and-tuck battle for
first place and honors in our soft-
ball league. The score now stands
two wins and two defeats for each
team. The only reason the En-
gineers have not won all the
games is that their star players
were put on guard duty.
Pvt. Ellsworth W. Klank, a
cook in Kitchen No. 5, met with a
mishap while working in the kit-
chen. He was scalded with hot
water when a pot slipped out of
his hands. He, was taken to our
base dispensary for treatment
where he received the best of
care. We are glad to hear that he
did not lose a day's work due to
his accident. That is what I call
sticking to your guns, Klank.
Three members of the 327th
are confined to MacDill hospital-
Pvt. Habor, Pvt. Hinerman, and
Pvt. Meyers-. We wish them all
a speedy recovery and are looking
forward to seeing them back at
Now that Corp. Woodie is back
from cook's school, S/Sgt. McGee's
troubles are over. Or have they
just begun? Do you think his
training will be of any help? Time
-Keep 'Em Flying-
and one for All," is our new slo-
gan, so let's go after the bulls-
eyes next Sunday.
Well, we grumbled good na-
turedly when we found out that
we were to undergo a strenuous
building-up program, but I doubt
if any man in the organization
will not admit that he has ben-
efited, and it is worth getting up
in the "wee small hours of the
morning". After ten minutes of
calisthenics, then half an )hour
of jogging, a cold shower, a clean
shave, one feels like a new man,
but, oh, the puffing and groan-
ing. Don't worry, men; a few
more mornings of this will put
us in shape for any emergency.
Remember, the better physical
shape you are in, the larger an
asset you are to your company.
A HOME BUY OR RENT
A HOME BUY OR RENT
Jay Hearin, Inc.
Phone M1861, Maas Office Bid.
Whiting and Jefferson
Groceries, Tobacco, Candy
Berger & Rachelson,
The Home of Pleezing Products
12th and Whiting St. Ph. 4041
Bible School 9:45 A. M.
Worship 11:00 A. M.
Training Union 6:40 P. M.
Worship 8:00 P. M.
811 Tampa Street
George T. Brightwell, Mgr.
Air Base Bus
30 Minute Service to Both
Fields At All Hours
15 Minute Service
During Rush Hours
For Further Information
Investments, Residental Ap-
praisals, Residental Properties
Leslie H. Blank
Phone 3222 407 Tampa St.
& Lumber Co. "'^
LUMBER & MILLWORK
ROOFING AND PAINT
N. Rome & Fuller Street
BAY VIEW HOTEL
FIREPROOF CONSTRUCTION -:- EVERY ROOM WITH BATH
W. B. SHULER, Manager
208 JACKSON ST. Between FRANKLIN & TAMPA
TAMPA, FLORIDA -:- PHONE M 5537
VICTORY MUST BE OURS
The American Soldier is equal to the task. Among ourselves
let our motto be that of the constitution of the United States
Every soldier is an American citizen regardless of race.
CENTRAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
1416 NORTH BOULEVARD
G. D. ROGERS, President
Florida's Finest Negro Hotel
Located Corner Central and Harrison
;I Phone 3566 I
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DREW FIELD ECHAS~
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Friday, June 26th, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
By Corporal Mager Caldwell
I'll try to make amends for last
week's column, because honest
and truly it was my first column
and I might have mentioned and
dwelled on a certain name too
freely. So sorry, Dutch. Let's hope
none of the stuff that I wrote
about you was true. Another warn-
ing, Weihrer, my boy. You must
not be led astray by Pfc. Golden
and John Wilson. ;Do you know
what I mean?
The little runt, "Fat-Stuff"
Joyner, has blazed forth into the
headlines again. Here's the story:
It seems that "Fat-Stuff" and ye
scribe were catching up on our
correspondence in the Flight Sur-
geon's office when along came
Pfc. Ashe, who idly picked up one
of the runt's letters and began to
read it orally to a bunch of the
boys hanging around. Well, sir,
this certain letter would have
made Romeo blush with, shame.
The girl really is in love' with the
' "Little Man" but he swears that
he has never seen her. And to
think it all started over a bottle
.The Detachment Medical De-
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apartment has just about moved
from the old dispensary to the
new shiny one, and it is rumored
that the 3rd Fighter Command
will take over the old building.
The work in the Flight Sur-
geon's office has been tripled the
last week or so because of the in-
flux of applicants for Glider Pilot
Training Course .
Sgt. Senecal and Corp. Palaia
have returned from furlough, and
by the way they talked and the
way they looked, they thoroughly
enjoyed themselves. 'Strange,
though, they came back single.
If you happen to see a bunch of
soldiers doing some double time
about daylight every morning, you
will find out that they are the
medicos. They are all trying, as
is their first sergeant, Harry Wal-
ters, to get- their waistlines down.
Don't give up, Harry.
The Medicos, because they en-
joyed their last party so much at
the Hillsborough State Park, want
another one. How ab'outit,-Sarge?
Our boys were soundly trounc-
ed last week by the 309th outfit,
but we are out to beat them the
next game.'We challenge any team
on the field, especially that 553rd
outfit. Just call ye. scribe at 372
on the field.
The Guidepost To .
EVERYTHING A SOLDIER NEEDS!
SERVICES M MERCHANDISE SUNDRIES
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
SPECIAL FOR SOLDIERS
Soldiers are entitled to a reduction
here. Such as key duplicated
(35c) to soldiers 25c. There will
also be a reduction in keys made
to locks or by number.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
FLORIDA GUN AND
705A FLORIDA AVENUE
Opposite The YMCA
FLORIDA SPORTING GOODS COMPANY
The Friendly Store
Complete Line Of Fishing Tackle And
711 Tampa Street Phone M-6770
CAMPBELL REMEMBER CORREGIDOR
BARBER and BEAUTY SHOP 17th St. News Stand
308 TWIGGS ST. CURB SERVICE
Hair Cuts 40 When in Ybor City Shop at the
Alma Williams-Marion Drumm Corner 17th and Broadway
Permanent Wave Specialists All the'I latest Magazines
Also Tinting and Dying
FLOWERS Phone H-3787
McASKILL MUSIC STORES
Telegraphed Everywhere Ri and Repairg
TINMAN'S FLOWERS Sound and Inter Communicating
316 Madison Systems
In Hotel Hillsboro Bldg. ..Authorized Capehart and Scott
PHONE 2059 Radio Service -
1116 Grand Central
Y Yes, if its what you don't need
WE BUY AND SELL
Shoes, Luggage, Jewelry, Etc.
960 Twiggs Street
Keep 'Em Flying Dependable Photo Finishing
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Barber Shop SERVICE
812 franklin St. 604 Madison Street
Featuring Corsages and Cut Flowers
THE TERRACE GIFT AND FLOWER SHOP
Flowers for Mother, Sweetheart and Friend
Connecting Directly with the Tampa Terrace Lobby
THE OLD MAN
WHO DIDN'T KNOW
THERE'S A WAR
Who says there's a war going
At least one man in the hinter-
lands of Florida doesn't know any-
thing about it, according to Pri-
vate Julian Langford, of the 314th
Air Base Squadron.
Private Langford was home re-
cently on a three-day pass. He
drove out to the country and
stopped at a filling station. A
weazened old man with a walrus
mustache ambled slowly out to
Langford's automobile. He raised
his hand to his mouth, yawned
widely, and looked inquiringly at
The soldier asked pleasantly,
"Say, Pop, how's the war?"
The old man looked at him in-
credulously. "What war?" he
The soldier, seeing that the old
man was deadly in earnest, that
he really didn't know that a war
was going on, decided to let well
enough alone. So he said, "That's
all right about the war. Sell me a
set of tires."
He didn't get .the tires, how-
,ev.er.- / ,; '. ,' :
THE DEAR BOY
A Drew Field private, a new-
comer to the Tampa base, went to
Tampa one evening this Week.
Visiting one of the USO centers,
he'spied a piano, and proceeded
to make himself-at home at' the
* Now the new private had been
in the army slightly more than
three months, and this -was the
first time he had seen a piiano,-or
had a chance to play one, and the
instrument delighted him. Run-
ning thruogh his repertory of a
few pieces, he played away for
an hour or more everything that
came to his head, delighted at the
prospect -of being stationed at
such a proximity to the instru-
ment, and thrilled at their thought
of being able to play more reg-
ularly in the future. At last he
swung into the strains of' "Trau-
merie," and Schumann's haunting
refrains came out of the keyboard,
sticky and overrunning with sen-
Just then a Tampa lady, passing
by, stopped a moment, -and the
private overheard her say to a
"The dear boy, he must be
homesick to play with such feel-
The Drew Field man swears if
he's ever called "dear boy"
again, he'll give up the piano for
Drew Field Men
Invited to Party
The Children of Mary Sodality
of the Most Holy Name Catholic
Church wil sponsor a bunco party
and dance on Friday, June 26, at
8:00 P. M. in Recreation Hall on
24th St. and 7th Avenue.
Games will be played, prizes
awarded and refreshments served.
Soldiers from Drew and MacDill
Fields will be guests of the
Opposite Post Office
Zack St. & Florida Ave., Tampa
Also A Full Line of Groceries
Open Evenings 'till 11 P.M.
805 Gr. Central Phone H 29-84W
Keep 'Em Repaired
Needlecraft Service Shop
Reweaving & Alteratieo
Mending & Repairs
201 CITIZENS BLDG.
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EVERYTHING A SOLDIER NEEDS!
SERVICES MERCHANDISE :.. SUNDRIES
ALL ONE A SHOES
$4.99 A J* /& GUARDSMAN
SHOES FOR MEN
508 FRANKLIN STREET TAMPA, FLORIDA
FOR SALE AT ALL POST EXCHANGES
Drew, MacDill and Benjamin Fields-Satisfaction Guaranteed
--, Purple Heart
E. P. JOHNSON & SON-
Watchmakers & Jewelers
OPEN UNTIL 8:30 P. M.
214 E. Lafayette' -:- Tampa
Next To Manhattan Cafe
Flowers For Mother,
Sweetheart or Friend
POWELL'S INC., FLORIST
412 Tampa St. Ph. 2524
Open 'Til 7 P. M.
By Harvey Frost
Bits of patter picked up around
the 503rd Hq, reveal that Lt. Col.
John H. Brewer of the 503rd is
doing his duty as a citizen as well
as a soldier. The Colonel is saving
gas and tires by transporting him-
self about the base under his own
steam. He rides a bike.
Good News for Citizen Galluc-
cio. The P. A. system which. has
been out of order for a few days
is back in. repair now. And yofl,
Citizens, can start reporting to
the Sergeant Major at regular in-
Odd items: Sgt. Tom Gutherie
tied the marital knot Monday in
Tampa. Congrats and best wishes
Tom.... Joe Matthews was made
Master sergeant this week.... He
will be officially christened Sat-
urday when Sergeant Major House
bursts a bottle of beer over his
head at the boxing stage. Staff
Sergeant Eric Gaich will be back
to conduct this column next week.
Flash and double flash!!! We
are assured that the fifty ($50)
"salaries" will be paid on July 1st.
That is this pay day and not next
Greetings are hereby extended
the newly arrived California regi-
ment. Many officers and soldiers
will be happy to learn that the re-
mainder of the 504th has followed
them ouit here from the Sunshine
We view with pride the I. Q.
rating of some of our solid citi-
zens. It is authoritatively report-
ed that 75 percent of the group
selected to train at .the University
of Florida are men of the:503rd
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OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL 8 P. M. O'CLOCK
United Optical Dispensary
205 Zack St. Discount to All In Uniform Phone M.5783
917 FRANKLIN ST. TAMPA
531 CLEVELAND CLEARWATER
872 CENTRAL ST. PETER.SBURG
.age I D -
To Begin At Drew
On First Of July
On Wednesday, July 1, a mass
boxing instruction program will be
inaugurated at Drew Field, de-
signed to provide the men at the
field with the fundamentals of
boxing for individual defense,
combat, and protection.
Lt. M. L. McBride, Base Physi-
cal Training officer, is planning
the program for all men on the
Base regardless of previous train-
ing in the sport. The actual pro-
gram will be supervised by an
outstanding staff of men with a
great deal of actual boxing ex-
perience. The staff includes Lt.
H. B. Canning, former Golden
Gloves boxer; Corporal Art
Shouse, who boxed for the Uni-
versity of Tampa; and civilian
boxing coach, Ar Ketchel, promi-
nent in professional and amateur
The major objectives of the
boxing program will be-first, the
development of individual de-
fensive fundamentals, with a
great deal of emphasis being
placed on the ability to "dish" it
out; second, the eventual organi-
zation of a Drew Field Boxing
Team for competitive boxing
which will lead to competitive
team matches and Base tourna-
ment for Drew Field men.
Come on, men, regardless of
your boxing experience! Report
for the first meeting of the boxing
school on July 1 at 7:00 P. M. at
the Boxing Arena, which is located
in the Northwest section of Drew
Field, north and west of Tenth
Street on the old! runways in
Tent City. Men without boxing ex-
perience are especially urged to
take advantage of this splendid
opportunity to receive instruction
from such a capable staff of in-
structors. The first section of the
school will be devoted to boxing
fundamentals: stance, defense,
offense, punches, counters, blocks,
The Boxing Sphool will be con-
ducted every Wednesday and Fri-
day evenings. Come on, men. Beat
the Axis with Solid Punches!
Sis, how come you always date
soldiers the first half of the
month and civilians the other
Where To Go! What To Do!
DURING OFF-DUTY HOURS
DINING ENTERTAINMENT DANCING
Welcome Soldiers to
THE MARJACK TAVERN
IN SULPHUR SPRINGS
Good Food-Cocktails and Liquors All at Moderate Prices
MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT
GEORGE'S BILLIARD PARLOR
BASEBALL SCORES RETURNS
2222 E. BROADWAY YBOR CITY
B & B CAFE
BIGGER BETTER MEALS
BEER 1101 CENTRAL AVENUE WINES
Poolroom: 1022 Central Avenue, Tampa, Florida ....
Chicken and Steaks
Real Italian Spaghetti
Sandwiches Drinks Liquors
Abba Dabba & Band Nightly
707 S. Howard Ave., Ph. H3757
Meet Your Friends at....
1324 Franklin Ph. M-7240
Beer Wines Hostesses
SBill Bailey,Prop. Membr V.F.W.
and American Legion
* Fine Spanish-Food
* Delicious Cuban Sherbets
* euban Sandwiches
* Plenty Parking Space
Los Helados De Ybor
14th St. and 8th Avenue
Beer Wine Mixed Drinks
Dancing Short Orders
1623 4th Ave. -:- Phone Y1786
CAESAR GARCIA, Mgr
MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE
Corner Fortune and Franklin
Deacing Every Night in the Blue Room
BEER WINES LIQUORS
ORCHESTRA MUSIC NIGHTLY PHONE 7988
For An Enjoyable Evening
BEER HOSTESSES -WINES
1111 Fla. Ave. -:- Ph. M7215
Beer Wines Soft Drinks
Sandwiches Our Specialty
CLEAN COOL RESTFUL
Howard Ave. at Columbus Dr.
Med. Det. 309th Air Base Group
By Arthur A. Gismondi
Well, we did it. We now live in
our new quarters in T 211.... Very
nice they are, indeed. As yet
there are no lights, hot water or
feeding facilities so that we will
have to hike over to the old tent
area for our baths and eats. But,
of course, the men won't mind
that as we will get some relief
from the heat and will not be eaten
up 'by flies.
If any of the men in the 309th
A. B. Gr. need first-aid, all that
they have to do in the future is to
come upstairs in T 211 barracks
and any of the medical men will
be glad to take care of them.
Pvts. Mike Pecsek and Donald
Daws pulled guard duty last night
and as I understand it that will be
last night4 of Interior Guard until
further notice. All Medical men
Pvts. Lewis Avery and Elmer
Olson were all set to leave on
their furloughs when their re-
quests were held up due to the
ruling that no furloughs could be-
gin or end during the period of
June 30 to July 8. Tough luck,
boys but you still have them to
look forward to.
For those whose preference is
dancing to the Latin style of
music it is recommended that
they visit one of the Cuban Clubs
in Ybor City. Dances are general-
ly held there either Saturday or
Sunday and I can assure you that
you will have a good time.
Many of our men are taking
advantage of the daily convoys to
Clearwater on their day. off. We
would like to express our thanks
to Major E. H. Kaeppel who is in
a large way responsible that the
men can get a ride over to the
beach and back. Besides the swim-
ming that one can, do there, the
people who run the Service Men's
Lounge on the beach go all out
to entertain the boys.
This week the men in the Hq &
Hq Sq are getting training in the
use of the new M1 Rifle. Last
week at the rifle range the medi-
cal men captured most of the high
scores. Out of the entire group of
the pistol target practice, Elmer
Olson had the highest score with
an 81 while Pvts. Ben Rollins and
Al Tangen were right up there
with 51's. This was very good,
considering comparative scores.
3rd Reporting Co. 503rd
Signal AW Regiment
By Pfc. Thonas W. Dugan
"A penny saved is a penny earn-
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verb. But here is a way to save
with good interest and at the same
time do more than your share by
buying stock in the good old
The 3rd Reporting Company
had done exceptionally well 'by
garnering five of the available
fourteen 24 hour passes given for
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Here is a little story about one
of our men .He is Sgt. Bernard
Ness, otherwise known as Sgt.
Neese (the answer to a maidens
prayer ). Watch this story. He is
no Sir Galahad. To begin with,
the whole company went on one
of those excursions-by foot, for
which the army is famous. In the
course of travel they cut across
country through the Florida un-
dergrowth and by-and-by encoun-
tered a number of head of cattle.
A couple of dogs that were on the
watch, too, though not included
in the company, aroused them a.
bit. So here came one of the beasts
flourishing a pair of horns but,
mind you, with no malicious in-
tentions. Now Sgt. Ness, in case
you are not aware of the fact, is
blessed with a red toupee, In sun-
light it shines like a stop light
which suddenly confronted you
while you were doing around 90
before you got in the army and
before gasoline became liquid
gold. Using his head quickly when
danger was in sight he ducked be-
hind our robust Supply Sgt. (Get-
tis), using his spreading growth
for a shield. The funny part is
that Ness thought, because the
animal had horns, it was a bull.
The question then arises: Do bulls
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DRZEW FIELD ECHOES
Form r Fr ch Soldier technically friendly to the French
Former Frenc S ldier nation, but the soldiers had to be
on a continuous look-out and
(Continued from Page 1) guard against any sudden out-
figures, among them Leon Blum, reaks
Glasser served the last 100
former premier; Albert Lebrun, days of his enlistment in the Magi-
ex-president of the French Re- not line where soldiers returning
public; Bertelot, sculptor of the
Statue of Liberty, and Eiffel, de-
signer or the famed Eiffel tower
The Drew Field soldier received
his first taste of war at an early
age. During World War I, a Ger-
man boqmb was dropped on his fa-
ther's home in Doncour, and Glas-
ser recalls that the upper story
and attic of the home was without
a roof for four years.
When he was called up for
service in the French army, Glas-
ser was classified as IA, "good for
foreign service." Two weeks later,
he left for Algeria, the large
French colony in North Africa. At
El Bieda, Djebel Amour, Glasser
joined the 8th Zouave Regiment,
an experienced and thought unit
proud of their special citation
won to extremely dangerous
action in first World War.
"I did not think I would like
the army," Glasser said, "but in
a short time I learned to respect
it and to play my part on the
team. I worked hard and was pro-
moted to the grade of corporal in
May, 1936, and in September of
the same year was made a ser-
The region around El Bieda was
frequented by Tonarecs, famed
desert -fighters, whom Glasser
described as "gangsters, fighters
and slave traders." During his
service in Africa, he witnessed
several clashes between the towns-
people and the tribal forces which
the French soldiers were called in
to halt. The desert tribes were
from colonial service were sent
for quarantine before being dis-
charged. Shortly afterward he
came to the United States and
was working in New Jersey when
he entered the service. Besides
his' nA've tongue, he speaks En-
glish and German, and writes
poems in French.
The Drew Field soldier has
many stories to tell of his ex-
periences in the desert, but his
favorite deals with the night he
was guarding munitions at El
Bieda and noticed a white object
moving in his direction.
"I immediately called 'Halte la
qui vive,' he relates, "but re-
ceived no answer. I called a sec-
ond. halt and still no answer. I
called again and then fired. When
the guard relief came to my as-
sistance, we circled and closed in
on the object. Then suddenly my
companion laughed. Lying in front
of us was a dead goat."
Although his captain promptly
commended him for obeying in-
structions, Glasser took a lot of
kidding from his fellow-soldiers
about the incident.
"The story spread rapidly
through the camp," he said, "and
believe me, I became the goat.
And to top it all, the next day at
mess, we had goat meat."
Glasser never ate the goat,
"The adjutant heard about it
and invited me to his home for
dinner. The adjutant was a real
gentleman, as were all the French
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By Sgt. A. Weinstein
You're in the army now!
That's what they told us when we
got those greetings long months
ago, but who would have thought
the army would end up in this
company. The company roster con-
tains names of new recruits fresh
out of civil life. Men from replace-
ment camps ,and the old men from
Camp Wheeler, Ga. The original
founders of the tent area. And the
old, old men from other aircraft
warning companies prior to this
Speaking of Furloughs, and who
always isn't, the 1st Sgt. is on his
way to the nut house. Nine and a
half million times a day men ask
him when can they go on their
furloughs now that they've finish-
ed school because after all their
grandmother is sick, and the ball
game does start at two o'clock.
Speaking in private, and mostly
of privates, and we do have a few
reminds us of some
small talk.... Stroll and Waller
are eating spaghetti now at some-
one's house.... Just the way mama
used to make it, fellers!.... Fan-
ning's in the hospital these days....
Hurt his knee falling out of a
bar-room, we hear. His side-kick,
Benton, walking around like 16st,
and only staying out until 3 these
mornings.... Resnik, Altman, Ab-
bott, and others enjoying the com-
pany of the fairer sex of the
YMHA at various intervals during
the week.... Resnik bothering the
1st Sgt. every other day for that
pass now that his lady friend is
coming down from the north....
Why, Resnik, how shocking.... As
for Altman, he doesn't need that
new pay-raise. We understand he
has loads of money coming' in
during the week from that going
law business he left. But not be-
hind him.... Sgt. Kash back from
a week-end with his older brother
at Miami Beach recruit training
center for air corps personnel ...
Quote me, "the boy scouts are not
here at Drew in the tents, but at
Miami in hotels; they complain be-
cause they have to sweep out their
25 buck a day rooms".... Max
Pixley, in training for his next
fight, and his wife opposed to the
training, and we wonder for what
reason.... All the men going swim-
ming out at Clearwater during the
week and on Sundays and raving
about-those Clearwater girls who
are all such fine girls.... And they
complain that that's the trouble....
Waldman, Graff, Kelly, Schlosser,
Weinstein, and McCluskey off to
college at U of lFlorida. We won-
der if they'll keep up their studies
of radio, or female anatomy which
we understand is plentiful up
no'th.... That is, if one can call
North Florida north.... and that's
all, because we've got to eat
chow.... See you in the same place
at the same time next week.
By Pvt. Arno Justman
The group of fellows that are
having their siege of K. P. this
week at the K. P. Club here have
the right idea concerning this
dreaded ordeal. I know that there
will be a lot of scoffs and ho hums
about what is to follow, but so
help me they are having fun. No
kidding, they' really are, and this
is the secret. All of the fellows on
the chow line have started one
gigantic analyzing bee. As you
pass down the line each man starts
out with guessing the part of the
country that you are from and so
on down the line until you get to
the end where you are tabbed. I
might add that these fellows are
getting very good.
Pvt. L. B. Sayer is the proud
father of a Pfc. Stripe. We offer'
our congrats and hope that he
has many more.
Just happened to catch a bit of
round table news the other night
that fits right in the same trend
of thought the entire company
shares, as an innocent eavesdrpp-
per caught snatches of the talk,
bits of words such as ,"One swell
Guy," "We sure are lucky," "He
is OK for my money," "On the
ball," etc. My curiosity bettered
me and so I poked my nose in to
see who was being talked about
and found it was Lieut. Karrer.
The men of this company are
very much perturbed about the
PX. It seems as how at least half
of the company stay in on Satur-
day night and so, staying in, get
thirsty. Some get hungry for ice
cream, some just would like to
look at the girls so what happens
-the PX is closed, but early-
Lombardi rides again. This Pvt.
Lombardi is one of the most elu-
sive men in this company, barring
none. The reason is that he and
dame luck commute occasionally
and thereby hangs a story. He is
one who dilly dallies with games
of skill. Do I have to go on?
Boy! Boy! Do those new bar-
racks springing up give us the
wonderings and how! It sure
would be nice; wouldn't it, part-
As you know by now, this is
not exactly what could be called a
scout camp and as you very well
know there are times when it is
just a little easier to frown in-
stead of smile but there is an ex-
ception to this rule here and that
exception is the new Pfc. Tierno.
No matter what, here is one Pvt.
who has a perpetual smile and it
is one swell thing to see some-
where all the time. Four stars to
you, Pfc. Tierno .
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1st Reptg. Co. 553rd Sig.
Bn., "On The Ball"
By Corp. Joe Gaudiello
After a week of absence from
the serene and pleasant atmos-
phere of our organization the lit-
tle corporal is back at the old
ground and reports everything is
as cheerful as ever....
Flash! Take this bit of gossip,
place it in your vest and let it
rest: Upon return from furlough
it was learned that Pfc. H. D.
Snyder and Pvt. E. H. Rome
listened to a wedding tune and
said "I do." Congratulations and
best wishes, men....
It's a great contest, folks -
both contestants are going strong.
The two emulators for the crown
of Siesta-Villa promise a fight to
the finish with S/Sgt. Mathews
incessantly tooting his fog horn
and Pvt. O'Hara continually sell-
ing newspapers while asleep, the
remaining members of their cha-
teau have quite a time trying to
steal a few winks. I tell you, It's
great. Pvt. O'Hara will burst out
with "Here you are, folks, get
your morning paper, 5c," and
4/Sgt. Mathews will blow that
horn like '-abriel never knew
how. What a combination! Re-
ports come in that S/Sgt. Ma-
thews is weakening and is relin-
quishing all rights to the honor.
His parting phrase was "Let
O'Hara sell his papers, I'll blow
my horn elsewhere." however,
between the two, Pvts. Nolan, Kel-
ly, roush and Pirkle say they have:
a lot of sawdust to sweep out
"The Vanishing Virginian" was
a cinema erroneously named. Vir-
ginians are not vanishing but are
becoming the limelight of our
army. Take our own, Pfc. Dan N.
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50 1st. Regt.
By Pfc. Harry J. Zigun
On Wednesday and Friday of last
week and Sunday of this week
groups of men at Plant Field en-
joyed a full day of relaxation,
swimming and fishing at Honey-
moon island. We feel sure we
speak for' every man in the regi-
ment in expressing thanks for the
privilege granted us to enjoy a
most delightful day. Mr. Wash-
burn, owner of the island, toge-
ther with his working staff, were
most hospitable and cordial.
A few of our officers went deep
sea fishing. Because discretion is
the better part .of mentioning
names, suffice it to say that Nep-
tune was quite fed up with them
(if you know what we mean) and
they certainly make better land-.
lubbers than sailors.
Athletics directed "by Captain
M. F. Crowley assisted by Corporal
tWarren Holmes is an initial part
of the training program at Plant
Field. A soft ball league composed
: of 8 teais started its schedule
Monday.' The Motor Pool; Per-
Ssonnel, 'Reg. T.' Supply, Medics,
Hq/Co., Reg; T BTin., Comi. Co.,
'1st Reg. Tng. and 3rd. Reg. Tng.
"have entered" teams. Fronimad-
vance noti "s of the prowess of
these teams we are forced to con-
clude there will be an eight-team
tie 'for first place
On Wednesday, fifteen officers
turned out for soft ball practice,
-and front 'the looks of things we
would say that they know what
baseball is all about. Captain Gas-
treick of the Plotting Bn. who can
hit that ball (and we don't mean
maybe) sprained one of his fin-
gers. Incidentally, Cap!tain Gas-
treick is the one who promised
five dollars to any man who would
catch him with any of his buttons
not properly buttoned. So far he
has paid out nothing, but beware,
Captain Gastreick, we can use the
A boxing programm is now being
planned. In the very near future
Plant Field will witness boxing
exhibitions by its own men and
competitive bouts with represen-
tatives of, the various companies.
It is also intended to encourage
men to come out for mass boxing
Last Saturday nite, a few hun-
dred men enjoyed an outdoor
moving picture show at Plant'
Field. The movie wasiGary Cooper
in "The Plainsman."
On Tuesday nite "The Power of
God," a full length movie was
seen by men at the Chapel. The
boys really enjoy this type of en-
tertainment and would appreciate
more like it.
The men at Plant Field do not
lack for Sunday Services. Chaplain
Amos L. Boren conducts services
at the chapel at 10:45 a. m. and
then readers services for men in
Bivouac at Lake Carroll at 2 p.m.
The 501st Male Quartet composed
of S/S Walter' Lantz--st tenor;
Chaplain Boren, 2nd tenor; Cap.
Warren Holmes, 2nd Bass, and
Pvt. Maker, 1st Bass, sings at all
services. This quartet is one of
which the regiment can rightly be
The men in our company who
went on the three day maneuvers
to Egypt Lake enjoyed every
moment of it. Swimming, dancing;
together with a swell chow by
Mi/Sgt. Weitzel'and his assistants,
Bayrbas, Raode and Keller made
the boys feel they would like to
return to the same place in the
very near future.
Pfc. Francis E. Navicki for the
3rd Rep. Co. reports: The boys
certainly did enjoy the hike to
Lake Carrol. Everyone in the com-
pany survived the 20 mile hike ex-
cept Pvt. Reimer who likes riding
a truck instead of walking.
Congratulations to Sgt. Naylor
who left for Ft. Monmouth, N. J.,
to attend Officer's Candidate
School. Two other buddies who are
hoping to get the same opportuni-
ty are Pvt. Hudson and Pvt.
his MD. In 1932, he set a world's
record in the intercollegiate four-
mile cross-country run, a record
he held for seven years.
Staff Sgt. Smith, our supply
chief, and T/Sgt. Donnelly waste
no time in getting off the post to
their wives which makes S/Sgt.
Stephens (our model soldier)
angrv because his wife is back in
New Jersey. Cheer up, Steve, old The private started to Tampa
boy; we understand that your to mail the letter, when he heard
wife is expected back soon. someone in the next tent whistling
his high school song. Investigation
showed the whistler to be a high
KENNER LEAVES school friend of the home-sick
FOR MIAMI OCS private. After a half hour gab-
fest, the private started to town
Sgt. Claude E. Kenner ,of the again to mail his letter. At the
314th Air Base Squadron, left hag tnn hm iet n oher hiA h
nb u ton he met another high
Community singing at the Drew Field for the Air Corps Ad-
chapel every Thursday evening has ministrative Officers Candidate
become popular. In preparing pro- School which opens in Miami on
grams and songs, there was found June 25.
"The Song of the Signal Corps." Sgt. Kenner, a native son of
Many do not know that the Signal Birmningham, Ala., was a member
Corps has a song which for music of the Public Relations staff since
and lyrics is equal to if not supe- his arrival at Drew Field several
rior to any song of the other arms months ago.
and services. All are invited to Before enlisting in the Army
join with us at the chapel each Air Corps at Fort Benning, Ga.,
Thursday and sing the Signal he was manager of a moving pic-
Corps song. tire theater in Albany, Ga. He was
also a second lieutenant in the
Things we didni'tknow till now: Albany Flight. section of thle
Capt. R. M. Rayley, our adjutant, Georgia State Air Patrol.
holds Degrees of BS, MS, PHD
and DVM from the University of Pvt: Foo-"Got a good hold
Michigan. When called to the on that paint brush?"
army, he was attending medical Pvt. Faa.-"Yup."
school and had but six more Fo --"Hang on, then. I'm go-
months of school before winning ing to take away this ladder."
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far from home he never heard
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IFriday, June 26th, 1942
DRZEW FIELD ECHOES
DRAW FIELD ECHOES
,ri;lo., T,,n .9f+hl 104a.
By Pvt. C. Behm
Pfc. Ray Koch, back from fur-
lough, can tell the 'boys no new
stories because the 'Adventures of
Koch' had reached us through our
grapevine far ahead of his return.
We liked the one about Mrs. Neff
and her daughter.
It was a shame that Pvt.
Lemon's birthday cake arrived in
that condition. But it still tasted
swell even though it had to be
eaten with a spoon.
These early morning calisthe-
nics under the leadership of Major
Kaeppel are doing a world of good
for the men. They're now going
to mess with razor-sharp ap-
petites. But, oh, how we have to
sweat out that line.
Prize Boner of the Week. Pvt.
Bitner innocently patting tooth
powder on his face. after shaving.
Well, they do look alike!
Our humble apologies to Pvt.
Feeman. The name he was mum-
bling his sleep last week was
Vera instead of Dora.
The 350th lays claim to the
largest man on the field in the
person of Pvt. John (Tiny) Cle-
ments who weighs 295 lbs. And
it's all muscle.
The 350th wil soon send 3 of
its men to glider school. They are
Sgt. Smith, Corp. Bookmeyer, and
Pvt. Trainor. The best of luck,
Pvt. Koch: Will you shampoo
my hair, please?
Barber: Yes, sir, if I can find
The day for the squadron party
is swiftly approaching. The de-
tails are now being, hashed over,
with the aim in mind to make this
one the best ever.
Pfc. Machetta's face looked just
a wee-bit off-center last week as
a result of that painful tooth ex-
traction. Glad to hear it has stop-
ped bothering you, soldier.
Pfc. Dettore is surprising every-
body with the results he is getting
Plotting Co. 564thAWSig. Bn.Sep.
Dots and Dashes
By Pvt. S. C. Katzenell
Sergeant Stanley Brown, Jr.,
who hails from Baltimore, goes
for Tampa in a big way-Los An-
geles is the best town in the
world, says Augustin Saenz, who
was born in Spain-Matthew Po-
lovich's wise cracks keep the
Plotting boys in good spirit-Matt
can rattle off one joke after ano-
ther without taking time out to
catch his wind-
Corporal Earl Jones will be
tickled pink when he finishes his
rom his rifle instructions. You've
got to give credit where credit is
due. And Tony deserves lots of it
for his work.
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Dog Tag checkup. He's been work-
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just what the doctor orders. They
tell us that the good Sarge in-
variably hikes to town....
Pvts. Gerald Sullivan and Tho-
mas Mager are slowly but surely
catching up on their lost sleep-
They have been hitting the hay
for the past four nights at 8:00
o'clock.... Corporal Harold Donald
and his side kick, Corporal John
Campione, would rather work
than eat.... They're the last ones
in the chow line every day....
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DREW FIELD ECHOES
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday. June 26th, 1942
DREW NINE TRIMS MacDILL, 5-3
Behind the one-hit pitching of
Sgt. Carlos Moore, the Drew Field
Interceptors put together one big
inning to defeat the MacDill
Flyers, 5 to 3, in the rubber game
of their series at Plant Field last
The Drew slabman made the
mistake of serving one up to the
liking of his mound opponent,
Wallis, who promptly slapped out
a single for the Flyers' only hit of
In one big inning, the first, the
Interceptors scored five runs, a
margin good enough to win the
Meyer, leadoff man, was safe
on an error by the shortstop and
proceeded on to second on the
overthrow. Grabosky s i i g Ied
Meyer to third and moved on to
second on the throw-in. Klimczak
slapped out a long single to score
Meyer and took second on the
throw to the plate. Bekeza prompt-
ly sent both runners across the
platter with a rifle shot over sec-
ond. Todd tripled to the flagpole
to score Bekeza. Firkser singled
Todd home with the fifth run of
Wallis pitched superb ball in
allowing the Drew nine three hits
and no runs after the first inning.
Todd of the Interceptors went
deep into centerfield twice to pull
down long fly balls for the field-
ing catches of the day.
Leading the hitting for the
Drew team were Klimczak, and
Todd, with two for four .
Moore struck out nine men in
pitching the one-hitter.
The box score:
MacDill AB R H
Vichanski, ss ... --..........4 0 0
Mariana, 2b, cf ................2 0 0
Stanley, cf, lb ---............. 4 0 0
Dixon, 3b 3 0 0
O'Brien, c 3 1 0
Eschenbrenner, 2b ........3 1 0
Steadman, rf 2 1 0
Ford, rf 2 0 0
Yonkoski, If 3 0 0
xHuckabee 1 0 0
Wallis, p 3 0 1
Totals 30 3 1
Meyer, ss 4
Grabosky, rf 4
Klimezak, 2b ............../..4
Bekeza, c 4
Burch, 3b 4
McMennan, If 4
Todd, cf 4
Firkser, lb 4
Moore, p 4
Totals 36 5 8
x Hit for Yenkoski in 9th.
Score by' innings:
MacDill ..............100 O-jO 200-3
Drew .--........... -- 500 000 000-5
Errors: Vichanski, 2, Stanley
2, Mariana, Moore, Klimczak,
Meyer. Runs batted in: Klimczak,
Bekeza 2, Todd, Firkser, Wallis,
Yenkoski. Three base hit: Todd.
Base on balls, off Moore, 5. Struck
out: by Wallis 4; by Moore, 9.
Umpires: Dunn and Meseda. Time
DREW'S NEW BASEBALL COACH
Capt. Earle DeForest, left, former Chicago University and semi-pro
player now handles the coaching affairs of the Drew team. On the
right is Louis Bekeza,, catcher and Captain of team and a former
member of the Tulsa Oilers.
6 To I
The Drew Field Interceptors
pu together two big innings at
Sarasota to defeat the Sarasota
Merchants nine, 6 to 1, on Terry.
Big Fred Swindells limited the
Merchants to two hits while fan-
The Drew nine went to work
early in sending three tallies
across the plater in the second
frame and three more in the
third to end the scoring for the
Young right-hander Matherly
sent twelve Drewmen 'back to the
bench by the strikeout route in
pitching a beautiful game after
two bad innings.
Bekeza started the ball rolling
for the Soldiers in the second in-
ning by doubling to left-center.
An error by the centerfielder put
Todd on second with Bekeza scor-
ing. McMennan sent one through
the center of the diamond to score
Todd from second and moved on
down on the throw to the plate.
Two ground balls to the infield
sent the third run of the inning
across the rubber.
Chaplain Francis J. O'Brien
6:15 A.M. Mass New Theatre Building, near Tent City
11:00 A.M. Mass New Theatre Building, near Tent City
Chaplain Carl W. Hewlett
11:00 A.M-. Boxing Arena, 503rd Area
Rabbi David L. Zielonka
11:00 A.M. School Building
Chaplain William L. Clark
11:010 A.M. Theatre Bldg. across ditch north of Base Hq.
Moore secured both of the hits
for the Merchants and scored their
only run in the seventh.
The Interceptors picked up
three more runs in the third on
hits by Meyer, Bekeza and Todd,
mixed with a base on balls and a
grounder to the infield.
Catcher Bekeza led the Inter-
ceptors at bat with two for four.
BEGINS AT DREW
Drew Field personnel, officers
and enlisted men were introduced
to *a new physical training pro-
gram this week by Base Physical
Training Officer, Lt. M. L.
Complying with Third Air Force
Headquarter's orders, Lt. Mac-
Bride has set up a schedule for
both officers and enlisted men
that will stress the development of
endurance and physical condition.
The program outlined for en-
listed men includes for the first
ten minutes calisthenics and the
next half be devoted to running
and walking. The obstacle course
east of the Field will also be used
when it is finally completed.
The officers program calisthe-
nics, running and walking, mass
games and contests will be given.
The officers will also have a
chance to try their skill on the
This physical fitness program is
designed to help all personnel and
should be taken in the spirit that
it will eventually toughen every-
one and make the Army proud of
the men who bear the Drew Field
To acquaint all personnel with
the proper procedure in using the
obstacle course, Lt. McBride will
personally conduct each company
on the post over the route. The
course will not only provide a good
workout for all the men but in
many cases it will have its amus-
(A DW FHiLD
Well here we are again and
this time we are throwing bou-
quets and brickbats. Our bouquets
go to Privates John Suzinski and
Hession of Headquarters, Head-
quarters Company. These boys
really saved the show last Friday
at nine over WFLA and we're
grateful to them because they are
what we call two fine troopers.
We have an idea for a future
show which calls for quartettes
and duets and things like that.
We want your talent for this
show and are willing to give
auditions any time, anywhere. So
get together with your buddies
and let's get those old pipes oiled
and ready for action. See us at the
Public Relations Office at the base
or call 218.
We'd like to pass on another
bouquet to Corporal Jack Hart-
man for some splendid work on
the organ behind Chaplains Clark
and Hewlett. And incidentally
we'd like to remark that Chaplain
Clark could easily have been an
Edwin C. Hill had he not chosen
the ministry as his career. That's
all for now. This is your announ-
cer saying, "adios, amigos," and
hoping he will hear from you with
Drew Field Presents, Red, White
and Blue, Daily through Saturday
at 7:05 a. m. WFLA.
Drew Field Presents, All-Star
Parade, Friday at 9:00 p. m.-
Drew Field Presents, Monday
Review, Monday at 6:45 p. m.-
Drew Field Presents, Special-
ties Program, Thursday at 8:15
DREW FIELD NINE
SHUTS OUT GARY
BY 6 TO O SCORE
Drew Field Interceptors handed
Gary A. A., leaders of the Hills-
borough-Manatee League, a de-
cisive beating last Wednesday by
the score of 6-0.
Freddy Swindells won his sec-
ond victory in a week when he set
down the Gary team with only
three hits. The shutout was Swin-
dells' second this week as he also
blanked the Manatee Craters last
Sunday at Bradenton by the score
Leading the Drew Field attack
of eleven hits were two out-
fielders, Dick McNulty and George
Grabosky, with three hits apiece.
The second game of the series
will be played sometime during
the coming week.
Score by innings:
R H E
Drew Field ..2.03 001-6 11 2
Gary A. A.....000 000-0 3 2
Batteries: Drew Field Swin-
dells and Bekeza; Gary A.A.: Ste-
phens and Brannon.
Big Response Greets
Call For Glider
Pilots At Drew
In response to the announce-
ment that prior flight training has
been eliminated as a necessary
qualification for glider pilot can-
didate, numerous Drew Field sol-
diers have applied for admission
to the Army Air Forces glider
Candidates between 18 and 36
who have had no previous flight
Win Over 564th
The 503rd Sig A W Regt came
up with a well balanced team to
win the second swimming meet of
the current weekly meet by the
score of 30-16, over the fish of
the 564th Sig A W Bn. The ab-
sence of Pvt. Hyland who was the
high scorer of the first meet
proved a handicap to the 564th.
Tech Sgt. Statham was the high
point man of the meet with one
first and one second place.
All units on the Post whether in
Tent City or in the Air Base Group
that can enter a team are urged
to do so. Contact Sgt. Reeves at
the Physical Training Office for
further particulars. The Physical
Training Office is now located in
the New School Building across
from the New Chapel. The sche-
dule for the teams will be regular.
practice on Monday, Thursday
and Friday nights. On Tuesday
night of each week a meet will be
held. The trucks for the swim-
ming will leave from PX No. 2 at
6:30 P. M.
564th's MESS HALL
WINS BEST KITCHEN
BANNER THIRD TIME
The red banner, inscribed "Best
Kitchen," which is floating this
week from a standard on top of
the mess hall of the 564th Signal
A. W. Battalion, is getting to be
almost a permanent fixture. For
the third time in four weeks, the
banner-awarded by the base sur-
geon to the best kitchen-has
been won by the 564th.
The banner is presented on the
basis of cleanliness of the kitchen
and the quality of food served.
Staff Sergeant M. D. McLaughlin
and Sergeants M. J. Keith, Fred
Lewis and L. E. Johnson who are
in charge of the 564th mess hall
are rightly proud of the record
they have made since they took
charge of the mess hall four weeks
About 1,400 men are fed three
times a day at the 564th Mess hall.
Besides the men from the dif-
ferent companies making up the
and the First and Second Report-
ing-the figure includes about
500 men who are attached.
The sergeant flays his cringing
With curses lurid, crisp and crude.
The Colonel's equally emphatic
But uses swear words more
training will receive five weeks'
instruction at preliminary glider
schools in light, power-driven air-
planes under a course somewhat
similar to that offered primary
students in the Civilian Pilot
Training program of the Civil Ae-
ronautics Administration. They
then will be instructed for two ad-
ditional weeks in making "dead
stick" landings as an intermediate
step to aid in familiarizing them
with operation of gliders.
Actual glider training will con-
sist of a two-week course in two-
place and larger cargo' gliders at
elementary and advanced glider
schools after completion of their
training in light power planes.
Selected graduates of the
schools will be appointed second
lieutenants in the Army of the
United States. Others will be given
staff sergeant1 ratings with flight
pay. All graduates will be au-
thorized to wear the glider pilot