VOL. 1. NO. 22 P'ublished Every Fri&ty Drew Field, Tampa, Florida Friday, July 31, 1942
Mrs. Albert R. Boylan, charm-
ing Tampa girl, whose marriage
to Lt. Boylan, young Drew Field
pilot, was an event of last Sat-
urday. Mrs. Boylan is also an
experienced flier, having held a
pilot's license for the past two
years. Before her marriage she
was Miss Georgia Rounds.
Moves to Drew
from Plant Park
Most noticed personality around
Drew Field this past week has
been that of a cat-better known
as Bob, the Mexican tiger, former
resident of Plant Park. The rangy
little tiger with his saber-like
teeth and beady eyes can be seen
roaming around a cage in the
Bob is the official Drew Field
mascot and truly symbolic of the
fighting spirit of the soldiers here.
e was given to Colonel Melvin
SB. Asp, commander of Drew Field,
by Marco Penn, Tampa park su-
perintendent. It seems the com-
plexities of wartime living forced
the park department to relinquish
the little animal.
The pretty-pelted tiger has quite
a history. He was given to Mayor
Chancey, of Tampa, five or six
years ago by Rafael Ruesga, the
Mexican Consul. Incarcerated at
Plant Park since then Bob has
been a joy to thousands of young-
sters and visitors to Tampa.
GENERAL WASH NAMES
CAPTAIN LEE HIS AIDE
Brig.-Gen. Carlyle H. Wash, com-
mander of the third air force,
Tuesday appointed Capt. J. R. Lee
as his aide de camp.
Captain Lee, a native of Weston,
W. Va., served with General Wash
at Wheeler field, Hawaii, at March
field, California, and at various
headquarters in the state of Wash-
OF AIR ACCIDENTS
In a recent issue of the Army
Air Forces news letter appeared
the following letter from General
Arnold to all the men in the Air
Eighty per cent of aircraft ac-
cidents are avoidable! Calm ac-
ceptance of accidents is past. The
situation is grave. Pilots and air-
craft never seen over Burma, Ber-
lin, or Bataan are daily being lost;
unfired guns, unused bomb racks
-these are being lost-not in
enemy lands but in the quiet
Our airplanes and crews lost in
training are a definite gain to the
Jap and the Hun-while if our
loss occurs in combat, our crews
have demonstrated that their loss
will be the greater one.
Airplanes must fly accidents
will happen, but those caused by
foolish, careless, disobedient,
cocky or grand-stand pilots can
and must be stopped. Save the
cockiness for combat.
Pilots, crews, and airplanes must
be delivered to battle-not left
smoking heaps in cornfields from
California to Maine.
TO COMMANDERS: Weed out
the incompetent and weak, elim-
inate the disobedient, discipline
the careless, retain hard, fearless,
TO PILOTS: Self discipline
makes men-unafraid to fight, die,
or turn back. Let the enemy see
your bravery. The Air Forces
know of it!
TO CREWS, MECHANICS and
SENTINELS ON GUARD: Only
through your efforts can this job
To every man in the Air Forces,
I pass these words. THE RE-
SPONSIBILITY IS YOURS, THE
JOB IS YOURS, DO IT!
-H. H. ARNOLD
Lieutenant General, U. S. Army,
Commanding General, Army Air
TUBA PLAYER IN
DREW FIELD BAND
ALSO PLANE PILOT
Priv a t e Adelbert E. Woodke,
aged 24, may sound a low note on
his bass tuba, but he also knows
something about reaching a high
altitude. In addition to playing the
bass tuba in the Municipal Band of
his home town, Schaller, Iowa, he
was a student pilot before enter-
ing the Army on May 7, 1942, at
Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
Possessor of a student's pilot li-
cense in the CAA, he has com-
pleted a total of 15 flying hours.
Although now a member of the
Drew Field Air Force Band, he has
not given up hopes of flying. He
has put in his application for liai-
son piloting in the Army Air Force,
and is awaiting action on it.
"Piloting," he said, "is more fas-
cinating work than playing in the
band. But the band looks pretty
good to me."
ington when the latter was head
of the second interceptor com-
mand. He accompanied General
Wash to Drew field, where the
general commanded the third
fighter command until he took
command of the third air force
Warner Bros. Start Filming
of 'Air Force' at Drew Field
M en At W ork A long line of anxious soldiers
were sweating it out on Wednes-
day in the hangar area, but it
/wasn't a chow line. They had
pocket memo books in their hands,
not mess kits, and *ere waiting to
Sget autographs' from Harry Carey
Sand George Tobias, two of the
Screen actors who are appearing
in the Warner Bros.' feature film
Sb.m. about the U. S. Army Air Force
now being "shot" at Drew Field.
The picture, "Air Force," is
being directed by Howard Hawks,
and the cast is headed by John
lT SGarfield. It is a realistic depiction
of a bomber crew, and is one of
S those stories rarely filmed in
Hollywood, a photoplay without
women or phony romance.
"Its plot is taken from army air
force records," Hawks said, "and
we intend to make it as nearly like
the real thing as possible."
The picture will star a plane,
a B-17 flying fortress, rather than
an actor. Its name is "Mary Ann,"
and the camera followS, the bom-
ber's adyssey from peaceful Cali-
S fornia to the violent scenes created
by the Japs around Pearl Harbor
No props were needed for the
first scene, showing the bomber
.: crew preparing to take off on a
Sherry flight from California to Ha-
waii. Drew Field was transformed
for the moment into Mather Field,
Calif., and the army just lined up
a squadron of Flying Fortresses in
-. fwfront of the hangar, while the
i movie crew, under Director Howard
Hawks, set up its cameras on the
." concrete and started shooting.
The hot sun made a frying pan
out of the concrete expanse and
beat down upon the actors as sim-
Actors Gig Young (left) and John Garfield (right), in working ple scenes were rehearsed, shot
clothes, walk onto set at Drew Field. from various angles and re-taken.
John Garfield, cast as a gunner,
PEN A INK IDEA idled around in a pair of coveralls
S AIawaiting his term; beefy George
a Tobias rolled down the tops of his.
TO TOUR AIR FIELDSdungarees and tried to cool off
while lying under the wing of a
bomber; and other actors wander-
"Reggie," lovable pen andinkFROM BUCK PRIVATE ed from shade to shade, talking
"idea guy" of the Army Air Force, TO 2ND LIEUTENANT about the humidity.
commences a tour of all fields this IN TWELVE MONTHS The soldiers, looking on a n d
lying in the shade of the bomber
week through the medium of Drew wings, felt sorry for "those movie
On Sunday he was Tech Sergeant guys."
Field Echoes and other camp pub- William J. Davis. On Monday he guys.the story progresses, Drew
locations. Since his birth, June, was a second lieutenant. The me- Field will become Hickam Field,
1941, in the Public Relations Office teoric rise of Lt. Davis has been in Hawaii, Clark Field, in the Phil-
at Chanute Field, "Reggie" has had just like that--one lightning pro- ippines, and an air base in Austra-
an adventurous air force career, motion after another-throughout lia.
an adventurous air force career, his brief Army career. lia.The movie will undertake to re-
but his present detail with the Onl my 23 years old, Lt. Davis, The thr ill undertake to re-
Safety Directorate is his most im- while an enlisted man, rose to be air battles of the Pacific. Included
portant assignment. Tech Sergeant in less than a year. in the bomber crew are such
Drew Field Echoes will present He entered the Army on July 12, in the bomber crew are such
screen notables as John Garfield,
a series of six "Reggie" strips, as 1941, at Camp Livingston, La., join-
well as a variety of other humor- ing the Regular Army in August of George Tobias, Harry Carey, Ward
coated safety morals from the pen the same year. He was transferred Wood, John Ridgely, Ray Mont-
of "Reggie's" creator, Cpl. W. T. to Drew Field in September, 1941. gomery, Charles Drake, Gig
Lept, himself an "idea man" of He had nearly four years of Re- Young, Arthur Kennedy and Jim
Headquarters Public Relations Of- serve Officers Training Corps in- Brown.
fice. struction at Louisiana State Uni- Maj. Sam Triffy, of the Wash'
Corporal Lent's inkpot pal has versity, although it had no bearing ington bureau, is the technical
long been known to Chanute Field on his appointment to a commis- adviser for the Army. Brig. Gen.
airmen, where he has been a reg- sion as a second lieutenant. "My Carlyle H. Wash, commander of
ular feature of "Wings." His ad- work was responsible," h e w as the Third Air Force, and Col.
ventures are also recorded each careful to point out. Melvin H. Asp, commander of
week in Shepard Field's "Texacts," Lt. Davis is a native of Huoma, Drew Field, are cooperating with
but this week marks "Reggie's" La. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Warner's in making facilities
first tour of all air force fields. W. T. Davis. also of Huoma. La. available.
VOL 1 NO. 22
PuWlised Eve~jj Friday
Drew Field, Tampa, Florida'
Friday, July 31, 1942
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Page 2 DREW FIELD ECHOES Friday, ~July 31, 1942
501st Regiment-Plant Field
By Pfc. HARRY J. ZIGUN
News Here and There: The MP's
received a licking. The 501st base-
ball team played errorless ball
Sunday to back up the three-hit
pitching of Cpl. Holmes to earn a
1-0 victory. There will be a return
game next Sunday at 2 P. M. at
Plant Field. We're rootin' for you,
The mass boxing program got
under way Monday when Al Ket-
chel, base boxing instructor, con-
ducted a class for an hour. The
men threw jabs, hooks and crosses
at imaginary opponents and the
appreciation of the boys was
shown by the great applause at
the conclusion of the class. The
program will continue three times
each week along with individual
instruction for those interested.
The Third Reporting Co. enjoy-
ed a very delightful and enter-
taining social event at the Tampa
Recreational Center last week.
Among the guests were Major
Chamberlain, Captain Conley and
It has come to our attention that
15 men of HQS Reporting Co. of
the 504th were granted furloughs a
couple of weeks ago. Five of the
15 came back married. Well, if
that's the way you want it fellows,
it's O.K. with us. Good luck.
There was a record attendance
at church services Sunday. Chap-
lain Boren expressed deep satis-
faction at the interest and sincer-
ity which the men have shown.
In turn the men expressed appre-
ciation for the interesting pro-
grams and erudite sermons and
discussions led by the chaplain.
Feature of the services was a
girl's trio from Hyde Park Pres-
byterian church composed of Miss
Nina Thomas, Miss Edna Price
and Miss Murl Price.
Capt. A. Gastreich had a birth-
day Tuesday. All we could get out
of him is that he is over the half
century mark. The regiment ex-
tends its best wishes to him for a
happy birthday and continued
Cpl. Francis E. Novicki of the
Third Reporting Co. reports: Cpl.
Russell Tittle was president and
organizer of several labor organ-
izations in Ohio and also intro-
duced the food Stamp Plan in
Muskingum County, Ohio Pvt.
Charles Johnson, who applied for
OCS, attended Duke University.
He corresponds with lovely Olivia
De Havilland .Pvt. Mendenhall
who was recommended for OCS
graduated from University of Dela-
ware and received a scholarship
to the Harvard Law School .
Sgt. Weitzel is on the ball every
day because September is ap-
proaching and he expects to get
married when he gets his furlough
S. .Pvt. Rudavsky, one of the
hardest workers in the company,
returned from the hospital after
a short illness. The company ex-
tends its best wishes for his con-
tinued good health Returning
from his furlough, Pvt. Bottari
found 18 letters awaiting him
from a certain girl in Athens, Ga.
Congratulations to Pvt. Hassett
who recently was married to Miss
Mary Lucille Dahl of Virginia.
By Pvt. DAN E. MOTLOW
Captain Shapley has been on
Detached Service for the last two
weeks and is expected back the
end of the week. 1st Lieut. Earl
F. Harris is acting Commanding
Officer in his absence.
1st Lieut. Roy L. Kenward has
been transferred to the 553rd and
1st Lieut. Robert A. Abbott is now
with the 564th. The 564th to a
man regrets to lose Lieut. Ken-
ward, and extends a hearty wel-
come to 1st Lieut. Abbott.
The Dispensary now has two kit-
tens for mascots, "Duration" and
"Blitzrieg." "Looie" Turtle gives
them the cold shell (no shoulder.)
Ptc. Steve Maroney's "Wildcats"
defeated Ptc. Jackson's "Sooners"
(sooner lose than win) in a red-
hot game of Volleyball Monday
afternoon. Pfc. Jackson blames the
defeat on illegal use of the hands
by the "Wildcats" and has issued
a challenge for a game next Mon-
day afternoon, requesting Lieut.
Alden to umpire. Winner take all?
The 564th Medics challenge any
professional volleyball team for
games at home and away.
Pfc. Rowe and Pvts. Stratigo-
polos, Tharp and Midkiff have re-
turned from furloughs.
Corp. Widell, Corp. Pansar, and
Pfc's McSherry and Jackson spent
Sunday afternoon in St. Peters-
burg. They all went "swimming."
"Sarge" entertained the boys with
an unlimited amount of ice cream.
By FRANK FOCHT
With the return of First base-
man Joe Filas to bolster the at-
tack, the Base Medics won easily
over the Signal Headquarters of
the 3rd F.C. The whiffy pitching
of Mager Caldwell and sparkling
infield play were the features of
the 11-1 win Tuesday night.
No "opening night" ever saw the
excitement and celebrative enthu-
siasm the boys in Barracks Two
witnessed the same evening.
Eagerly the audience raised its
collective eyes ceiling-ward as Pvt.
Lou Goria clicked the switch flood-
ing the rooms with white, lovely
light. General hilarity and back-
slapping followed as blaring radios
promulgated the end of the en-
The 64 dollar question has been
epitomized in song and poem and
kicked around on the air but we
finally found out what it is. "How
can Pfc. James Cruickshank defy
the laws of numericalscience by
squeezing 15 into 10?"
The Russell O.'Saxviks (he is
Lt. Saxvik of the Flight Surgeon's
Office) are smiling proudly these
days. Heh! Heh!-it's a boy! So-
cialite Bill Brown of Long Island
and Palm Beach seems to be stag-
ing a second edition of the Ariel
and Caliban double-play combina-
tion. He met her at Fort Dix-
now she's camping in Tampa.
Add secret ambitions: Pvt. John
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Dum Grantham-to model for
Pepsodent. Pvt. Carlisle-to dis-
regard the local yokels who think
he went to Indian school. Pvt.
Dave "Our Boy" Schub-to catch
the wag who dubbed him Mother
Hubbard for his messhall atten-
tions to the Medics while on k.p.
Sounds in the night: Harold
Baker talks-Dean Peterson emu-
lates a trombone with his shnozz
and Pvt. Icklan arranges music
which he bats around while swing-
ing his mops as barracks orderly.
Corp. John "Little Atlas" Ashe
will be up in the air more ways
than one when he takes off for
glider pilot training. We have it
his home-town Alabama chronicle
will feature a double column
spread on the exploits of the lit-
tle rascal. Incidentally, watch his
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Plant Field Man
Served As Mormon
By Pfc. HARRY J. ZIGUN
If the necessities of war should
send Cpl. Lorin G. Folland to
Alaska, it will be something of a
homecoming, for the Salt Lake
City soldier now stationed at Plant
Field spent more than a year
there as missionary for the Mor-
In the summer of 1939, after
completing two years at the Uni-
versity of Utah, Corporal Folland
was called by the authorities of
the Mormon church to serve as
a missionary in Great Britain. The
var in Europe, however, kept him
--_rom going abroad, thus confin-
ing his missionary activities to
the western hemisphere.
After more than a year of work
in northwestern states, Corporal
Folland went to Alaska where he
worked with Lester F. Hewlett,
Jr., son of the president of the
world-famed Tabernacle Choir in
Salt Lake City.
Corporal Folland reports that it
isn't unusual for young members
of the Mormon church to serve as
missionaries. Each year about 2500
young people dedicate two or
three years of their lives to the
work, traveling at their own-ex-
pense to all parts of the globe.
After the missions are completed,
the young people return to their
"Last summer it was a real sight
to see the sun shining at midnight
in Fairbanks," Cpl. Folland said.
"To contrast this freak of nature,
at Christmas time the sun just
rolled up over the horizon for a
few minutes at noon and then
slipped out of sight again. Uncle
Sam's attic isn't a land of ice and
snow as many believe. It is a
scenic wonderland where many
fine people have made their
During his service in Alaska,
Folland conducted weekly pro-
grams over stations in Juneau.
Anchorage and Fairbanks, played
on a Mormon basketball team
which was part of the Northern
League at Fairbanks, and conduct-
ed church services.
Sub Depot Subs
the greater number of us have giv-
en a lot of our family members and
every darn one of us carries the
torch for Uncle Sam. We are dili-
gently trying to do our share by
keeping our small cog in the na-
tion's wheel turning.
To have all outfits a pleasure to
work with as are the 69th, the 3AF
Hq. & Hq. and 3d Fighter Com-
mand, Hq. & Hq. Sqdn. Also 310th
To find the formula that Kathryn
Gasque uses to make her so dad-
To find a law compelling the
PX to get us a coke machine that
will get the dopes good and cold:
How can we be efficient if the
"pause does not refresh"?
553rd A.W.Bn. 2nd Rept.
By Corp. K. K. McKAY
Our caps are off to the slugging
welterweight of the Company, Pfc.
Max Pixley. Maxie put up a classy
fight against an experienced fight-
er a week ago Friday night at Cus-
caden Park. During the fight, we
heard someone screeching, "Don't
hurt my Maxie," and that was his
swell little wife cheering him on.
Sgt. DuBois, the mail man of the
Company, is one happy fellow, we
bet. A three-day pass recently, and
the main attraction was his girl
friend's visit for a few weeks. One
happy mail man, yes?
Hutment, brawla, sitting on a
---? No, guess we'll have to
stay out of them during the day;
now, where is a guy going to hide
Boy, this good neighbor policy
we hear so much about really will
be put to a test now that we are
living in hutments. So fellows,
have a little consideration for the
fellows around you.
I hear that PFC Dye has fatherly
ways about him. He has been tak-
ing the neighbor's children to the
parks. That's swell, boy; we think
you'd make a good poppa.
Black-out (better known as PFC
DeFreitas) misses his playmate-
Whoooooo? Yes, we mean his lit--
And speaking of pets, Bloom lost
his tortoises (a variety of turtle)
in the movement from tents to hut-
Could this happen here?- ments. But we got back Pvt. Hickey
An office preview of the stars and his cute little 'pup, Queenie.
of the coming movie "Air Force," Hickey and friend Caporaso built a
so we won't have to break our dog-house for the pup, and he's
pretty necks to see and meet them living in great style.
later. Sgt. Eagleston likes his new hut-
A place to sit and think during ment, thinks someone o u g ht to
our lunch hour, one uninhabited write a song about the huts and
by sand fleas, ants, and gas trucks, call it the "Huts hot song." Hut
Just once for us to send a paper No. 15 should be called the "Sham-
:,ound which all the officers read rock," what with such inhabitants
and initial, as Reardon, Radigan, Healy, Jones,
When a handsome soldier goes Thomas and Tierney (yes, he's
by, for all the girls to whistle glee- back). All they need now is Sgt.
fully. Said soldier must be wear- O'Malley, and they could start a
ing a LARGE name plate with baseball team.
Once a month all us gals loaded
into an army truck and taken to
the Tampa Terrace for lunch, es- Diamonds and All Jewelry
corted by our C. O., we paying for
all but the transportation.
Why we don't think up an in- _- /
signia of our own and have it
copied in metal; maybe we won't
look like First National bank ele-
vator girls then. 605 Franklin St.
To be given permission to see
and hear the field lectures given rt Wat Rp
the enlisted personnel-we are not xper at epa
wearing Uncle Sam's uniforms, but
505th Reg. 1st Rept'g
By Pvt. J. D. SANDIFER
Undoubtedly the highlight of
the week was the practice march
to Clearwater, and it is with gen-
uine pride that we review the
commendable manner in which
the men acquitted themselves. In
fact, we conscientiously believe
we were unexcelled in any phase
of the march, and take this op-
portunity to pay tribute to the
stamina, spirit, and good sports-
manchip of the entire company.
Some of our boys figured very
prominently in the photographs
of the newspaper, and we congra-
tulate them for their contribution
Sgt. John W. Hayes is in Evans-
ville, Ind., having been called
home because of the death of his
grandfather. Our sympathy is
Cpl. Charles Antrup was a little
hesitant about sending last week's
Echoes, as is his custom, to the
sweet young thing in Fort Wayne,
Ind. The reason-well, consult the
Imagine finding Sgt. Russell L.
Geary and Cpl. David L. Ross in
one of Clearwater's brightest spots
Thursday night. We're still trying
to decide if the story they tell is
We have been spying on S/Sgt.
Andrew D'Agostino and wonder-
ing when he was going to do some-
thing to break into the news. From
the looks of his outgoing and
incoming mail, most of it from
Pawtucket, R. I. too, we'd say it
won't be long. Give your reporter
a break on the story.
Add two victims to the spell of
The Land of Sunshine, the allur-
ing beauty of the Florida lassies,
and the magic of this disturbing,
tropical moon-T/Sgt. Charles E.
Boulding and Sgt. Tech. Arthur E.
Pet peeve incident of the week
is attributed to the two high rank-
ing non-commissioned officers who
RODE (yes, capital letters) to
Clearwater Thursday night and
crashed the dance given exclusi-
vely for the men who marched
Sgt. Tech. Robert N. Burnham,
when last seen, was leaving the
post area with an ear-to-ear smile
BUT NO "ROUGH STUFF
Sun-parched, windburnt lips won't make e
hii' B,:-tt :t Fil'eet' Ch~i Stick. _,-.
P,:i.::. Ii:-keepi '.m m~.:.lh [ ic r I
a:, % t.n n s .'il ck F ihe f to
-r-ia?51 .ian dr3>:kir. UK,
on his face. Why? Tucked away in
his pocket was a furlough blank
authorizing his visiting Boston.
Have a swell time, Bobby!
A hearty welcome was awaiting
Sgt. Arthur L. Dysart who re-
joined the company this week
after a period of detached service
spent in schooling. Before coming
back Sgt. Dysart played a very
important role in a realistic wed-
ding scene, and we hasten to ex-
tend our congratulations to him
and our love to the bride.
May we leave you this week
with the following bit of philoso-
phy in rhyme which came to us
on a post card?
"Does K. P. give you dish-pan
Do drills become a bore?
Just smile and make them easy,
That's what a smile is for!"
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7:15 -- 7:45 -- 8:15
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THE SOUTH'S FINEST
Friday, July 31, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, July 31, 1942
3rd REPORTING COMPANY
503rd Sig. AW Regiment
By Cpl. THOMAS W. DUGAN
Here we go again on another
week's happenings within our
Sgt. Ness, the red-topped wonder
boy, is furloughing in Washington,
D. C.; Pfc. Roeller is enjoying a
long-awaited leave, visiting his wife
and parents in Cincinnati, Ohio;
Pfc. Stefanides is also vacationing
in New York City; Pfc. Poshansky
finally made the grade and is at
this minute in Revere, Mass.;. Pvt.
McLane woke up and found him-
self some place in Pa.
From the Company fund, the 3rd
Reporting really drew a prize. Din-
ner and dancing at the Columbia
Restaurant in Ybor City. Date-
Tuesday, July 28, 1942. A fine eve-
ning was enjoyed by all. Credit for
arrangements go to Sgts. Dray and
Gettis. Thanks to ourselves for the
contributions that made it possible.
"Someday I'm going to murder
the bugler." How do you do it on
SRumor has it, as rumors have a
way of having it, that Cpl. Charles
Walker is contemplating a des-
perate step into matrimony.
'Talk about a well-trained soldier.
You fellows ought to meet Bill
Lewman, son of Capt. Chas. O.
Lewman, our C. O. There's mili-
tary discipline for you. His salute
has that added snap that all of us
I When fellow soldiers a re con-
fined to MacDill hospital, that is all
you hear of them until they return.
So I think it a good idea to use this
column to say hello to Pfc. Noll
and Pvt. Wagner, who are spending
some time there. Hurry up and get
out, fellows. Time's a-wastin'.
Congratulations to Sgt. Charles
Felkel. He is the new Motor
Sergeant. Ever get a load of his
southern drawl? It's the berries.
His favorite-let's go over to the
b-a-z-e (base in English).
SI guess a bunch of you fellows
saw that movie "It Happened in
Flatbush." Took you back to when
Sulphur Springs Hotel
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Phone S-5073 Prompt Delivery
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you saw some of the games. How
about taking in one next week?
This week's little rhyme is a bit
out of the ordinary:
I am an AMERICAN.
I am FREE.
I wish I was a dog,
And Hitler was a tree.
Another news item-Pfc. Drop-
kin, just returned from D/S, Or-
lando, Fla., also has a marriage
problem on the brain. A two week's
acquaintance, with that as a result,
must have been love at first sight.
And if you could see the fair dam-
sel's picture you could see why.
3rd Fighter Command
Signal Hq. and Hq. Company
By Pvt. LARRY RALSTON
T he Signal Hq. baseball team
scored a lop-sided victory over the
564 Sig. Bn. at Plant Park Sunday
afternoon by the score of 18 to 5.
It was Wojouchowski's first start
since he was transferred here from
Camp Crowder. He pitched the
first four innings and allowed three.
runs to cross the plate. Pvt. Foust
took over from there and held the
564th the rest of the game.
There were quite a few errors on
both teams due to the rough dia-
mond. Quite a few nice hits were
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seen coming off of some of the sol-
This game was rather a playoff
game as each team had won a game
apiece. This game did decide which
was the better team.
Sergeant Harris, that tall, thin
boy from Alabama, won't be with
Signal Hqs. anymore, as he is leav-
ing for Air Corps Administration
Training in Miami. The Company
as a whole would like nothing bet-
ter than for him to have all the
success that he is due. He is a sol-
dier, he knows administration, and
is an all-around good scout. Good
Pvt. Pittman and Pvt. Shesko
were given the award for their
home runs in the games with the
564th last Sunday. Corporal Man-
gum was awarded the prize for be-
ing the best soldier of the month.
The whole Company took part in
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m., the Children of Mary Sodality
of the Most Holy Name Catholic
Church will sponsor an invitation
dance. It will be held at its Re-
creation Hall, 7th Ave. and 24th St.
Games will be played and re-
freshments will be served. Drew
Field soldiers are invited to at-
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Entrance Next to Havana Cafe
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Bible School 9:45 A. M.
Worship 11:00 A. M.
Training Union 6:40 P. M.
Worship 8:00 P. M.
Air Base Bus
30 Minute Service to Both
Fields At All Hours
15 Minute Service
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564th PLOTT. CO.
DOTS AND DASHES
By Cpl, S. C. KATZENELL
Hats off to Sergeant Russell Wil-
liams and his fast stepping Plotting
Company softball team. Undefeat-
ed in three games in their quest for
the battalion championship, the
Plotters have sunk the First Re-
porting, 2 to 0; the 2nd Reporting,
5 to 3; and the Headquarters, 5 to
3 Let Corporal James Wyatt,
battalion athletic non-com, s a y a
few words in behalf of the team.
Okay, Wyatt, fr o n t and center.
Wyatt takes the stand: "If we de-
feat Medicos, and we think it's in
the bag, we will win the battalion
Before we wander into the other
,.Jpics of the week, we are going
to name the stalwarts who are dis-
Splaying their wares for the base-
ball team. They are Staff Sergeant
James O'Neill, Sergeant Louie
Hirzy, Sergeant Claude Knecht,
Cpl. James Wyatt and Pvts. James
Garrett, Charles Meyers, Aloysius
Talarek, George Leasor, Charles
Rupert, Walter Norton, William
Knott, Thomas Mager, Clifford Da-
vis and Marion Britton.
Captain Reuben Caudle, person-
nel adjutant of the 564th and the
commanding officer of the Plotting
Company, welcomes five new of-
ficers to his company today. The
new additions are Second Lts.
Joseph Mahfouz, Kenneth W. Beck,
William K. Cantwell, Walter Maas
and Dale W. Thatcher.
Major Rex Le Fevre, Commander
of the 564th battalion, and Captain
Reuben Caudle are in perfect con-
dition for their mile run. Oh!
Haven't you heard about it?
It seems that the Captain chal-
lenged the Major about a week ago.
The date? The race will take place
on the first frosty morning in Aug-
ust. The winner will be awarded
a large snowball made from the
soft snow from t h e snow-capped
mountains of Drew Field.
Sergeant Earl Jones is the fast-
est little man at Drew Field .
when the Sarge takes off you think
a hurricane was approaching ... he
flies through the air with the great-
est of ease .. the diminutive one
never walks, he always runs.
Pfc. Harry Lampert is one of the
busiest young soldiers on the post
S. .he labors in the I. C. during
the day and at nights, for relax-
ation, he sits down and draws car-
toons Back in civilian life, Lam-
pert drew cartoons for his bread
and butter ... He worked for Max
Fleischer and the Superman Comic
Strip Publications .
Who's the apple of Cpl. Edward
Lerner's heart? she is the
.Jung lady with big brown eyes
~ d dark black hair who pounds
the typewriter for the Base Motor
Pool Office By the way, the
young lady happens to be the Corp-
oral's better half Who's the
boxing expert of the Plotting Com-
pany? He answers to the name of
Cpl. Herbert Solkoff, two-fisted he-
man from the Bronx Solkoff
was the middleweight champion of
the Bronx several years back .
MRS. MORGAN DOESN'T
LIVE HERE ANY MORE
Things are not what they used
to be in Base S-2. Why? The
stenographer, Mrs. Morgan (Mar-
guerite to her friends) has re-
signed. Her charms, beauty and
million dollar smile will be miss-
ed by many who came in contact
with her. Marguerite has accept-
ed a position in the Tampa ship
yards. Her new telephone num-
ber is a military secret. Lots of
luck, Marguerite, we will all miss
you. But such is life. The best of
friends have to part sometime.
Pvt. Tony Rosalis' favorite song
nowadays, "I wonder who is kissing
her now" Tell me the name of
the soldier who went driving with
a certain young lady and lost his
equilibrium Is it true that La-
mar Negrotto is carrying a torch
for a prettie in New Orleans? .
Acting Corporal Wee Willie Herr-
ing wonders why his historians
made so much fuss when George
Washington crossed the Delaware
. Herring crossed the Delaware
every morning on his way to
Good luck and a toast to Pvt.
Matt Butcher, who left the Plot-
ting Company yesterday .
Before we say farewell, we salute
William O'Brien, our new f i r s t
sergeant. Sergeant O'Brien was a
mere corporal five days ago.
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Friday, July 31, 1942
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Not Only To Our Service Men, But To Our Civilian Population As Well
The restaurants listed on this page have been inspected and are serving food under sani-
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They Invite YOUR PATRONAGE
501 Franklin St.
LAS NOVEDADES, INC.
Since 1890-1416 E. Broadway
SPANISH PARK RESTAURANT
3519 E. Broadway
LIGGETT'S DRUG STORE
619 Franklin St.
THE KORNER SYSTEM, INC.
609 Grand Central Ave.
W. T. GRANT & CO., Luncheonette
903 Franklin St.
S. H. KRESS & CO., Luncheonette
(Downstairs) 811 Franklin St.
101 Zack St.
TIBBETT'S CORNER RESTAURANT
Cor. Franklin & Lafayette St.
VICTORY DRIVE IN
3410 Florida Ave.
LENOX TEA ROOM
2724 Florida Ave.
1324 Franklin St.
WHITE HOUSE CAFE
Morgan & Twiggs St.
POST OFFICE CAFE
406 Zack St.
Cor. Franklin & Fortune Sts.
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1216 Franklin St.
1701 E. Broadway
122 W. Lafayette St.
SCuban Sandwiches A Specialty
1216 Franklri St.
Servicemen Are Welcome
Day or Nite at
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811 Grand Central
Manuel Garcia Jr.'s
915 Tampa at Tyler
"THE HOME OF1 GOOD
Military Men Most Welcome
1408 Tampa St. Phone M-7150
Itallan Foods Liquor-Beer
C. K. Hebble, Mgr.
1701 E. Broadway Ph. Y-1391
Post Office Cigar Store
WELCOME SERVICE MEN
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Seminole Sandwich Shop
5021 Florida Avenue
CHICKEN AND STEAK
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I N F O
309th SERVICE Group
1st Rept'g Co. 553rd Sig.
ON THE BALL
Should the column this week
sound like too much baseball, don't
blame me. We have the right to be
downright happy on the showing of
both our A & B teams. As a mat-
ter of fact everyone in the outfit,
including our officers, are follow-
ing the performance of both teams
with keen interest.
Aft er winning 11 consecutive
games, our streak was finally brok-
en by no other than our own B
team, and a sound drubbing they
did hand us, 14-6. However, last
"Saturday afternoon we avenged this
.p e d by handling them a sound
-"Iubbing, 9-0. This was just a re-
)minder to the "Infants" that, when
necessary, the "Old Men" can still
show them a few tricks.
As far as we can determine, we
are leading the Blue League. Our
first victim was the Base Medics,
then came the thriller of all, our
6-5 victory over the highly-touted
314th Sq. Things were even up to
the beginning of the 10th inning
2-2, then the 314th garnered 3 runs
to lead 5-2. With three of our men
on bases, the situation called for
some serious thought, and pinch
hitter Gismondi was put in. "Doc"
laid a beautiful single right down
third base, bringing in our three
men, then on a hit by one of the
men "Doc" came in to win the
Sunday we played t he fastest
game of the season with the Hq.
3rd FC. It was short and snappy,
but ended in our favor with a score
of 3-1. We are out to get that pen-
nant and we have an excellent
start, so we will just keep the ball
rolling, and hang the flag up in
our Orderly Room, just to show
what Hqs. has "got on the ball."
The tailor shop is receiving some
increased business from a number
of the men this week. Some say
they hung their shirts out over-
night (just like the old Xmas
stocking) and lo and behold, when
the sun arose, they noticed the ad-
ditions. Congratulations, men, you
deserve them. Stepping up from
Cpl. to Sgt. were Edwards, Steph-
ens and Stringer. From Pvt's lcl
to Cpl: Di Cello, Jarvie, Morris,
Lawrence, Page, Roach and Thais.
In a few more days we are going
to lose our "Umpire." Cpl. "Nels"
Thais received the glad tidings that
he had been selected for Engineer-
ing OC's School, and will report
there on August 6. We are sorry
in a way to see him go (what will
we do for an umpire?), but we are
always glad to see OUR BOYS get
ahead. Incidentally, Nels, we be-
1?ve, has one of the highest AGCT
't scores, amazing all of us with
T~7. We wish you all the luck in
the world, Nels; we know you'll
675th Sig. Reptg, Co.
By Pvt. CHARLES KAISER
We are proud to welcome Capt.
McLeon to our Company as our
new C. 0.; also Lt. Gran as ad-
ministrative officer and Lt. Ander-
son as supply officer.
While congratulations are in or-
der, we extend our best wishes to
Pvt. Meredith and his bride, Miss
Pauline LaRue, of Elizabethtown,
Kentucky, who were married last
This Company has officially
adopted a mascot-a pup. Inci-
dentally, if there are any dog ex-
perts in Drew Field, we would like
an opinion on the pedigree of the
Acting Sgt. Brennan is sporting
SWe wish to extend our sympa-
tthy to Joseph Cummings for the
* recent death of his sister.
Now that the softball league is
well under way the 327th went
right after their first game, win-
ning by the overwhelming score
of 19 to 3. The team as a whole
played like clockwork, making
each hit count a run. Muscles
Cumnings stole the show when it
came to hitting, getting four out
of five, including a triple, double
and two singles. With hitting like
this, how could our team lose?
The second game was a pitching
duel between Pvt. Dombroski and
Red of the 314th Air Base Squa-
dron, the latter winning by the
score 4 to 3. This might have been
a victory for the 327th, had it
not been for the clumsy fielding
in and around the keystone posi-
tions, making two errors in one
game, causing two unearned runs
in one inning. Keep up the good
pitching, Dombroski, as the next
time the team will have more
coordination. We hope.
What can cure a cold faster than
a three-day pass and your best
girl friend visiting you from your
home town. If there is a faster
cure, then the medical world is
still looking for its discovery.
Pfc. William Cummins was the
lucky fellow to receive this cure.
He was walking through the
streets of Tampa looking the pic-
ture of health. Are you going to
introduce us to your girl friend,
Bill? Wof Wof.
We wonder who Mr. X is that's
been going around shaving V for
victory on the chest of all the
boys of Barracks 411. If you want
to see his masterpiece, ask Sgt.
Bourgeous to show you his manly
chest. Who is that man called
Will miracles ever cease! Last
week Pfc. Hannum persuaded Sgt.
Cook, Sgt. Ward and Cpl. Belt to
attend the Gospel Center to hear
him preach his sermon. Hannum
was pinch hitting for Reverend
Smith, who is now attending a re-
ligious convention in Canada. The
sermon was delivered in fine fas-
hion. Throughout the sermon you
could hear a pin drop, for each
word uttered was right to the
point. At the beginning of the
sermon Sgt. Cook was called upon
to lead the congregation in hymn
singing. Sgt. Cook told them that
all his musical knowledge was
played on a violin. Then to his
surprise a violin was brought forth
by one of the members of the
choir. The solos he played would
have been appreciated if only he
had played louder. He apologized
later, saying he only played a
bass violin. We wonder if he
knows the difference between
A new stripe has been added
to the one of our Pfc. Sloan
Knecht, making him a corporal.
Keep up the good work, Knecht.
a plaster across his nose. He says
he bumped it on the bed. Oh, yeah?
We overheard Private Bockmul-
ler ask Private Ballman what he
was going to do when he got out
of the army. Ballman said he was
going to be a lawyer and asked
Bockmuller what he had planned.
Bockmuller replied that he was go-
ing to be a vitamin. Claims that
he once saw a sign that said Vita-
min B-1 (be one), and ever since,
that has been his ambition.
HQ & HQ SQUADRON 327 Service Squadron
By Cpl. ANDREW PATERSON By Pft. T. G. MEO
Flowers For Mother,
Sweetheart or Friend
POWELL'S INC., FLORIST
412 Tampa St. Ph. 2524
Open 'Til 7 P. M.
To Service Men's Families
Peter Grahn & Son
Phone 3502 910 Florida Ave.
BARBER and BEAUTY SHOP
308 Twiggs St. Ph. M 54-572
Marion & Alma, Betty & Deedie
Open evenings by appointment
By Corp. JOE GAUDIELLO
We are having a heat wave, a
tropical heat wave. Whew ww!!
No matter how much gayety that
song does possess, brother, it's hot
and the salt tablets our C. O.
ordered for us are certainly taking
a beating .
Pvt. Cecil White, of pugilistic
renown, is now a member of our
Company. Was that a challenge
from the 2nd Reptg CO someone
just mumbled? Y'all recall our
boy's performance against L o u
Pvt. John Dorsch has been rather
downhearted lately:-Dean, Mrs.
John Dorsch, was living in Tampa
but while on furlough Dean re-
mained at home and Johnny came
marching back, alone. Cheer up,
ole'boy; everything is in the
Latrine-O-Riddle No. 1: Pvts.
Robert Pratt and Paul C. Bennett
were taking showers Sunday after-
noon and during the process Bob
took his usual cold shower. Sud-
denly Bob began doing the dipsy-
doodle and brr!! brr-ing, signifying
the chill of the cold water. Husky
little Paul, after witnessing this
pageant for a while, walked over
to Bob's shower and non-chalantly
says, "Turn on some cold water,
Bring-them-back-alive! T/5 Frank
(Buck) Chiafari really upheld his
title by bringing back to Tampa
his newly-married bride. While on
furlough, up in good ole'Brooklyn,
Buck said "I do" and followed
along in what seems to be the
current vogue. Lots of luck, Buck.
Two members of the administra-
tive staff stepped out Sunday eve-
ning. During the course of ex-
ploration they stumbled upon an
old friend, who they believe
should be called the queen of Ybor
City. Possessor of a most compla-
cent personality, a solid jitterbug,
really hepped and on the beam,
Maria-Elena, you are aureet .
Sorry, men, but the phone number
must be a military secret .
For a darn good job of land-
A HOME BUY OR RENT
Jay Hearin, Inc.
Phone M1861, Maas Office Bid.
ELITE CIGAR STORES
"The Sport Headquarters
WINE BEER CIGARS
400 Zack Phone M 62-072
207 Twiggs Phone M-1236
Whiting and Jefferson
Groceries, Tobacco, Candy
scaping, take a look at our com-
pany street. Nice work, men, it
sho' looks pertty. Say, there, Pvt.
Lou Wills, just how did you ac-
quire that como se llama Plant?
Invites All Service Men
Free Dance by W.P.A. Orchestra
8:30 P. M. 'Til 11:00 P. M.
S. M. S. BALL ROOM
8th Ave. and 19th St.
WHITE ROSE BAR
LIQUORS, WINES, BEER
Corner Cass and Marion Sts.
Phone 4502 Paul Webber, Prop.
811 Tampa Street
George T. Brightwell, Mgr.
Opposite Post Office
Zack St. & Florida Ave., Tampa
MAKE A RECORDING
Of Your Voice 50
To Send Home ............-
H. S. WURTELE
MOTION PICTURE SERVICE
104 E. Cass Street
WELCOME SOLDIERS .....
4511 E. 7th Avenue
McASKILL MUSIC STORES
Radios and Repairing
Sound and Inter Communicating
Authorized Capehart and Scott
1116 Grand Central
In Hotel Hillsboro Bldg.
J Remember Bataan Scissors
U A Dime Out of
Every Dollar in FLORIDA
U.S.War Bonds GUN & LOCK
705-A FLORIDA AVE.
ys Made ,
FOR RENT Member
2910 AQUILLA V. F. W.
2 Bed Rooms, Sleeping Porch, Purple Heart
Tile Bath, $55.00
S 3303 SAN DEIGO
3 Bed Rooms Unfurnished E. P. JOHNSON & SON
4510 SWAN Watchmake& & Jewelers
4 Bed Rooms, 2 Tile Baths OPEN UNTIL 8:30 P. M.
WARREN HENDERSON CO. 214 E. Lafayette -:- Tampa
(Incorporated) Next To Manhattan Cafe
112 E. Lafayette M-8311
United Optical Dispensary
205 Zack St. Discount to All In Uniform Phone M.5783
THE TERRACE GIFT & FLOWER SHOP
HOTEL TAMPA TERRACE
406 E. Lafayette St.
S"Specializing In Wedding Flowers"
Use' IJz I
FOR SALE AT ALL POST EXCHANGES
Drew, MacDill and Benjamin Fields-Satisfaction Guaranteed
"Just Walt'll They Start the Trunk Bending Exercises"
Friday, July 31, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
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Friday, July 31, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
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3rd Fighter Command Medicos
By Cpl. MAGER CALDWELL
Greetings from the Hq. & Hq.
Sq. Fighter Command Medicos.
This is our first column and it is
hoped we can convey to our read-
ers a bit of the doings of our small
but happy bunch.
Our sergeant, William Joyner, a
very interesting little man, makes
up for his scantiness in height by
his vocal cords. He can be seen
and mostly heard near the head
of the chow line. His appearance
is also prominent in B-3, the 3rd
Fighter day-room, and in the Post
Exchange. It is rumored his visits
to the last place are not for drinks
Corporal True has returned
from his furlough, and we hope
that those Jersey gals treated him
Ye scribe, Pfc. Paul Wilson and
Walter Verchuck took a day off
Friday and traipsed over to Clear-
water Beach. We forgot all about
the army for one day, and also
the sun, because we were really
One of the Fighter boys was at
the beach Sunday and he informed
me that Sergeant Joyner was
strolling around among all those
pretty girls with his grandmother.
Why, Sarge, you didn't tell. me
that she was visiting you in Tam-
pa. "Wolf" Wilson was also seen
tagging along with Joyner, howl-
ing every other breath, trying to
captivate some sweet young thing.
We hope he was successful in
finding someone, and I was told
that he was.
Pvts. Gowin and Bunn has put
in a request to the supply
sergeant. Their idea is to be issued
two bunks, one to do daylight
"flying time" in, and the other
for the regular night rest. I must
say that they need it, because they
have just about worn out those
new ones they received some time
We saw Corporal "Atlas" Ashe
proudly parading his wife around
town. We give you credit, Ashe,
in picking out the little woman.
She sure is a beauty. For safety's
sake, though, please stay away
from Sergeant Joyner.
We order what Pfc. Wolf Wil-
son, Sgt. Joyner, Paul Wilson and
Walter Verchuck are sweatin' out.
2nd REPORTING COMPANY
By S/Sgt. THOSE. A. CARUSO
Time marches on! So with
this thought in mind your Corres-
pondent Pfc. Joe Maggoire de-
cided to take a much needed va-
cation and now you will find him
in the wilds of Louisiana .. Have
a good time, Joe. Yours truly is
taking over his 'column until his
return and I am going to make
some sort of literary efort that
will bring nothing but grief to
some of our better known com-
pany idols .
This company was graced with
the addition of four officers this
week, who we consider to be a
swell bunch. The new additions
are Lts. Battin, Mitchell, Nelson
and Whicker. ... Keep us rolling,
we're all behind you.
The other day, 1st Sgt. Maddox
asked your correspondent how it
was possible for him to get a girl
to go steady with in town. ..
IWell, fellow's, can you dig up a
Hep, Hep, 22 Miles to Clearwater
C eawat er. a pt thre n
good dish for him. If so,
notify your correspondent and I
will make a thorough check before
"Little General" Weir is not on
the ball lately. The other day I
found "Tippy" fast asleep on Sgt.
Primavera's barrack bag don't
slip up Jake; Tippy wants to be
awakened for breakfast, too ....
(Tippy is the little pooch we have
for a Mascot).
Will Sgts. Primavera and Schu-
bring please stop arguing as to
who will feed Tippy each day?
Between the two of them, Sgt. Joe
Davis always winds up feeding our
mascot. That's alright, Joe,
one of these days Tippy will re-
turn your unnoticed care towards.
Primo, who is that nurse you
pal around with in Clearwater?...
Has she got a friend for our pad
and pencil man "Jake"? He
looks like he needs more than a
date to straighten him out. ....
"Dutch" Helgenberg, our com-
pany supply sergeant, has once
again returned to our company
after a short visit in the MacDill
Field hospital .... Hear that they
specialize in good food and have
some swell looking numbers there.
. Will someone conk your cor-
respondent on the noggin' with a
baseball bat so that I can investi-
gate for himself. It's worth
the try, so I hear....
Sgt. Celli if there are no
red-liners on this month's payroll,
yours truly will buy you an extra
special steak dinner and I
don't mean the kind that's put
between a hamburger roll.
Pay day is the big day that I
am waiting for and so are
some of my creditors fellows,
line forms to the right of me, and
please don't crowd! I hope that I
will have enough left to go down
to the PX for a coke .. .
503rd Rept. Hq. Co.
S. Ink Spots
By Sgt. PHILIP LINEBAUGH
After several flashy practice ses-
sions in which Corp. Iodice master-
minded and originated several new
theories on softball, the Headquar-
ters Reporting team took to the
field last Monday night in their
opening game and, with uncanny
uncanniness, Corp. Iodice maneu-
vered a sure victory into defeat.
We understand a few of the big-
league scouts have their eye on
this boy (their bad eye).
We wish to congratulate our First
Sergeant Miller, who was only re-
cently appointed to that position.
Congratulations on a good job.
SPECIAL STORAGE RATES
ENLISTED MEN'S CARS
1407 S. Howard Ave.
Catering to Colored Service Men
"Nice Place for Nice People"
Main at North Boulevard
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS ARE WELCOME AT
NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT 9000 FLORIDA AVE.
FREE DANCE TO ALL SERVICE MEN!
By W. P. A. Orchestra
MONDAY NIGHT, 8:30 'TIL 11:00 P. M.
S. M. S. BALLROOM, 8th Ave. & 19th St.
LESLIE H. BLANK
407 Tampa St.
"DEFENSE RENTAL HOMES" ,
aai I.p~ c~~-
Keep it up, and, incidentally, a few
more passes, please.
Also up among the new "strip-
ers" is former Corporal Moculski,
now sergeant (something new has
been added). However, it will take
many more such promotions before
Frank will be able to see his girl
without saluting, she being a nurse
in the Army Medical Corps, sta-
tioned in Detroit, Mich.
As an afterthought, Sergeant
Techinicians Linebaugh and Moel-
ler were also in the gale when the
debris hit the fan.
Our Tampa intelligence reports
that Pvt. Egerter has been offered
the junior partnership in the Fla-
mingo Room of the Hotel Floridan.
He was last seen there in the com-
pany of a charming "Floradora"
girl. Pittsburgh papers p 1 ease
Glad to have "T & T" Moeller
back with us. He recently returned
from a pleasant three weeks' so-
journ in Gainesville, Fla. Number,
please! Now it's Schoolboy Moeller.
Privates Quinn and Davis, Com-
pany Icemen, are seriously consi-
dering this career when this little
shindig is over.
All Servicemen Are Welcome
Corner of Cass & Florida
Franklin St. Restaurant
HOME OF FINE FOODS
At Reasonable Prices
1406 Franklin Street
506 Franklin St., Next to Madison
FOR THE WELL DRESSED ARMY MAN
Complete Line of Military Clothes and Supplies
Also Military Tailoring All Kinds of Chevrons
____________________ -__ -
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1115 Florida Avenue.
Drew Field Echoes
The MacDill Fly Leaf
E Tonight at
9 o'Clock .
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Special Invitation To Service A
A ]P IIE [ IF 1E CT CEM I A AB A 0Po
LOOR SHOWS NIGHTLY-3
:30 11:30 1:30
And His 7-Piece
UB HORTON All-Girl orchestra
, Aury FREDRICA SHIRLEY
E RAYMOND and ANN ANN
Golden At the Twin And Her Magic
s: Voiced Tenor Baby Grands Trumpet
A N D M A R I 0 N Sophisticates of
AND MARION the Dance
NY ]BROWN Your Master of
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Friday, July 3f, 1942
DRZEW FIELD ECHOES
Page 10 DREW FIELD ECHOES Friday' July 21. 1942
Over the weekend, in Orlando,
the Drew Interceptors split their
two games with the Orlando nine,
winning on Saturday, 4-2, and drop-
ping the Sunday contest, 4-0.
The defeat brought the Intercep-
tors winning streak to a halt at
seven games. Drew has won 18 out
of their last 21 games, their sea-
son record showing 27 victories
against 13 setbacks.
Peyton Epps scattered nine Or-
lando hits as his mates hit timely
behind him for his third win of the
season. Epps and Charlie Rushe'
hooked up in a pitcher's duel with
Epps having a little the better of it
in the pinches as he made the Or-
lando boys pop up when the heat
Orlando scored in the first frame,
netting one tally on a double and
single. Drew came roaring back in
the second to put the game on even
terms. Cochrane doubled and Todd
tripled him home with a long knock
that went deep into left-center.
Drew managed two more runs in
the fifth on two hits. Hal Firkser
led off with a booming double that
hit the right field fence; Epps
grounded out, third to first, with
the runner held on second. Mc-
Nulty scratched a single to move
Firkser to third. Meyer struck out.
Klimczak worked Rushe for a walk
to fill the bags. Bekeza proceeded
to slap a line drive into the center-
fielder's hands which handcuffed
him for an error, with Firkser and
McNulty both scoring.
In the sixth, t he Interceptors
scored their final run of the day
on a single by McMennan, a walk
and an error.
The fielding of the Drew nine
was the key to victory as the field-
ers went in every direction to pull
down almost impossible hit balls
and put the win in the old bag.
Sgt. Fred Swindells pitched su-
perb ball on Sunday, with the ex-
ception of .one bad inning, when
the Orlando team shoved across all
their runs. Fred did not issue a
walk and his mates, played airtight
ball behind his six-hit flinging.
The game was a pitching duel
between Swindells and Jess Plum-
mer, both young right-handers with
minor league experience. Plummer
allowed the visitors four hits over
Orlando collected all their tallies
in the fifth on four hits that were
good for that many luns. In addi-
tion, Swindells gave up a single hit
each in the fourth and sixth frames
for their total of six bingles.
Orlando will come to Tampa this
week-end to meetCthe Interceptors
in single games on Saturday and
Sunday at Plant Field.
R H E.
Drew ----..--- 010 021 000-4 6 1
Orlando ---- 100 100 000-2 9 2
Epps and Bekeza; Rushe and Mo-
Drew .......-- 000 000 000-0 4 0
Orlando ...-- 000 040 00x-4 6 1
Swindells and Bekeza; Plummer
:';s; '~ ~c
DREW IS BEATEN V iew rFcLD
BY LAKELAND. 3-2 iPCSCHTS
Drew Interceptors lost a close
game 3-2 to the Food Machinery
nine of Lakeland Tuesday in a
West Coast League game.
Cash, who relieved Norris at the
end of the seventh, won his own
ball game by slamming out a sin-
gle to score Whitten from second
for the winning tally in the ninth.
Norris was hit hard all after-
noon by the Drew nine and finally
gave way to Cash in the eighth.
He gave up eight hits during his
stay on the mound.
Food Machinery scored a single
run in the first frame to take the
lead but Drew came back in their
half of the fifth without the aid
of a hit to tie the game at one all.
Drew took the lead in the seventh
when Klimczak singled, moved to
second on a wild pitch and com-
pleted the circuit on a double by
An error by the Drew infield
plus two walks and a single by
Pride of Food Machinery netted
one run to put the game on even
terms in the eighth. Drew made
a mild threat in their half of the
ninth on a single and base on balls
but their hitters couldn't hit in
the clutch. The climax came in the
ninth when Pianowski issued a
walk to Whitten, Dull moved him
to second ,on a single with Cash
producing the payoff hit with a
ringing s i n g 1 e to left-center to
score the winning tally.
McNulty of Drew led the hitting
parade with a double and two sin-
gles out of four tries. Firkser and
Bekeza each managed two hits also
for the Interceptors.
Drew -.--.-__ 000 010 100-2 9 2
F. & M. ----- 100 000 011-3 8 5
By Pvt. BOB KANE
Red, White and Blue, WFLA,
7:05 a. m. daily thru Saturday.
Monday Review, WTSP, 6:30
p. m. Monday.
Specialties, WDAE, 8:15 p. m.
The All-Star Parade, WFLA,
9:00 p. m. Friday.
Most notable change in the radio
set-up for this week is the change
in personnel. Yes, sir, it's Private
Kane trying to take the place of
Corporal Harvey Frost on the air
waves in the morning and in the
Echoes column on Fridays. "Fros-
ty" left from an undesignated point
this week for parts unknown and
will be gone for an indefinite pe-
riod. Further information can be
obtained from the little man who
wasn't there or John Q. Yehudi.
Don't get excited, all ye organ-
lovers-Corporal Jack Hartman
will continue to send you lilting
melodies on the WFLA Hammond
organ. As a matter of fact, Hart-
man is doing some research at a
music library in an effort to turn
up some musical masterpieces for
the morning program.
Don't look now, but it won't be
long until that Drew Field band
under the name of the "DEEP-
SLEEP SEVEN" will be heard on
the Drew Field radio programs.
The band is in rehearsal now with
an all-star crew and they're work-
ing on an arrangement of the
"Drew Field Blues." Although
Florida radio stations are restrict-
Tough men are needed to win
wars, and Drew Field authorities
are trying to make' Drew men the
toughest of them all. Under a pro-
gram designed to strengthen phy-
sical powers, a scientific system
of exercises has been scheduled
to insure the utmost in stamina
and endurance in both officers
Baseball, softball, mass boxing,
volleyball, tugs of war are the
most popular games engaged in
by Drew Field personnel, and a
regular schedule of these games
is conducted under the supervision
of the Base Physical Director. In
addition, calisthenics, running,
walking, hiking, and obstacle
courses are used to develop the
muscle of the arms, abdomen,
chest, legs and thighs.
Volley ball furnishes a number
of units with entertaining sport,
keen rivalry often developing. The
above picture portrays a tense mo-
ment in a game being played in
the Medical Detachment, 553rd.
ed to BMI music, the Drew aggre-
gation will be allowed to play As-
How would you-all like to hear
some really lowdown platter-chat-
ter? Well, dig this. Bud Estes,
former arranger and composer for
the top bands, has agreed to ap-
pear on the morning program. Be-
tween Bud and "yours truly," we
plan to take you backstage on some
of the popular transcriptions. Be
sure to listen for it next week.
What with all the movie stars
glittering around the field, don't
be surprised if you meet some of
them on the Drew Field programs
soon. It's about time we had some
stars to match that beautiful moon.
Drew Stresses Physical Training
Friday- July 21. 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
By Cpl. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
Mitchell Field, N. Y., sent us
another musician this week, Pvt.
Leo O. Luukkonen, of Quincy,
Mass. He has played sax and
clarinet with Tommy Reynolds,
Mal Hallett, Sonny Dunham, Bob:
Chester, Jack Marshard and other
famous dance bands, as well as
with the Symphony Orchestras of
Arthur Fielder and Fabian Seyv I :
ky--still, he beams with prtbi
when someone mentions his charA
ter-membership in Bud Estesa'
"Deep Sleep Seven." Take off
your cap and stay awhile, Leo;
you'll like it here.
While we are on the subject of
sleep, if something isn't done
soon to curtail those sonorous
symphonies, under the masterful
baton of Morpheus, emanating
from our barracks lately, the guil-
ty parties will be exposed by name
in this "colyum." If that does not
relieve the situation, we shall have
to pin medals on their chests (and
I mean bare-naked chests) while
the offenders are snoring away.
If anyone thinks that the Brook-
lynites loyalty to "dem beautiful
bums" is just a myth, Pvts. Schiav-
one and Kowalski will soon change
his mind. Pvt. Costello dropped a
casual remark that there was more
than one good ball club in the
Major Leagues, and Schiavone and
Kowalski designated themselves a
two-mari firing squad to wipe out
the malicious propagandist. It took
the rest of the band to save Cos-
Cpl. Harry Ferris was the fair-
haired boy of last week-he got
a long distance phone call from
his "Honey" back in North Adams,
Mass. I heard every word the
"Little Corporal" uttered-now, if
I could only get a transcript of
the other half of the conversation
. what a story I would have!!!
We won't forget the Supply
Room Gang, Hq. and Hq. Sq.,
309th Service Group, when our
instruments and supplies come in
-not after the way we chiseled
requisition forms and help from
them last week. Here's hoping
those GI instruments get here
And say, fellas, wasn't it nice-
the way Miss Marie Moss, man-
ager of a downtown (I mean, back
in Pittsburgh, Pa.) music depart-
ment, sent us all those fine orches-
trations for our dance band? Such
a modest young lady, too; Al
did not even include a copy
her own published number "It
Happened Here in My Heart."
Now, does anyone know any-
body who would like to give the
band a nice old Steinway Grand
Piano (about eight months old?).
Ahhhh! I was only fooling-it can
be a year old-or even two years