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Swing Sax Player
Toots Melodies For
Air Force Band
Another musician of established
reputation j o i n e d the swelling
ranks of the Air Force Band last
ek when Private Leo O. Luuk-
S n, 24, of Quincy, Mass., arrived
- bD r e w F i e l d .
The new musician has tooted his
alto sax and clarinet from one end
of the nation to another, sounding
off in some of the nation's big-time
bands. On the road he played with
Eddie De Lange, Mal Hallett,
Sonny Dunham and Tony Reynolds.
Luukkonen started playing pro-
fessionally in dance bands while
still in high school. Later he stu-
died at the New England Conserva-
tory of Music in Boston, and after
several years of conservatory in-
struction he played in the Bean-
town metropolis with Jack Marsh-
ard, Ruby Newman, and Andy Ja-
cobson. He also played with Arthur
Fiedler and Fabian Sevitzky in
their symphony orchestras.
He entered the Army on Dec.
22, 1941, at Mitchell Field, N. Y.,
where he played in the Air Force
Band. Recently he transferred to
Drew Field to rejoin his buddy,
Bud Estes, the noted orchestra ar-
ranger and saxophonist who is now
with the Drew Field Band. As a
matter of fact, so proud is Luuk-
konen of his association with Estes
that he beams with pride when he
mentions his charter membership
in Bud's. "Deep Sleep Seven."
In keeping with the policy of the War Department, Col. Melvin B. Asp, commanding officer of
Drew Field, is giving Director Howard Hawks and his party of actors, technicians, and property men
every consideration possible during their stay at Drew Field where many thrilling scenes of Warner
Brothers' new picture, "Air Force," are being made. Here the Base Commander is shown with Director
Hawks viewing the filming of a scene in the picture. The effect must have been very satisfactory, judg-
ing from the facial expressions.
TWO SHORT PARAGRAPHS
PACK LOTS OF MEANING
For the benefit of the small per-
centage of soldiers inclined to
May this serve as an open letter to proponents and ex-
ponents of the mustache at Drew Field.
Two ECHOES reporters, having embarked on a discussion of
'the multi-mustachioed soldiers seen around the field last week,
/decided to research the subject thoroughly. They travelled far
and wide, querying entities and non-entities alike, spending hours
/in every library and institution of higher learning from the East
Gate to the North Gate. Their extensive research even dwarfed
the READERS DIGEST cigarette probe.
With the aid of cartoonist Harry Lampert, the ECHOES re-
porters present their findings:
(1) If you are growing a mustache just for the fun of it,
keep it up. It's fun-ny.
(2) If you are just saving time on your daily shave-leav-
ing the hirsute on the upper lip cuts time by at least 48 seconds.
(3) If you are looking forward to scaring your mother-in-
law when she visits Tampa-you've got the right idea, brother.
(4) BUT, if you're trying to impress the girls around Drew
Field, you're really missing the boat, soldier!!!
In the illustration above, Harry Lampert has drawn the most
prevalent brands of soup-strainers. When the reporters displayed
the illustration while querying Drew Field's feminine population
they got the following reaction:
Mrs. Scott, secretary to Base Commander, with a hearty laugh:
"They all look so cute, but I like the one on the far right-it
looks just like Major Ebersole's mustache."
Mrs. Linn, bookkeeper, sub-depot: "The one on the far right
looks like my husband's, Tech Sgt. Linn of the 314th. He shaved
his off one morning and I didn't speak to him for two weeks."
Alice Phillips, Capt. Hogan's Secy.: "I like the long handle-
bar type with the ends waxed and turned up-they're so funny.
(Co .inued on Page 8)
YANK TO BE SOLD THROUGH
DREW FIELD POST EXCHANGE
adopt the "who's afraid of the big,
bad wolf" attitude in brushes with
members of the Military Police, we
quote two paragraphs from Bul-
letin No. 195, Hq. Army Air Base,
"1. Military Police have unlimit-
ed police jurisdiction over all per-
sons subject to military law, not
only at posts, camps, and stations,
but also when outside those limits.
A military policeman on duty is en-
titled to the respect of all persons
subject to military law.
"2. Resistance to the orders of
a military policeman by any officer,
warrant officer, non-commissioned
officer, or enlisted man is a serious
military offense which maybe pun-
ishable by general court-martial."
Further quoting: "All instruc-
tions which may from time to time
be given by the Military Police will
be obeyed promptly and courteous-
YANK, the Army newspaper
published for soldiers overseas,
will also be available to military
personnel at Drew Field, and
throughout the United States.
Copies of this popular publication
are available for Drew Field sol-
diers at Post Exchanges on the
Field. The publication was original-
ly limited to overseas distribution.
Designed for and written by en-
listed men for enlisted men, Yank
is to be sold only to military per-
sonnel through Army exchanges or
through direct by mail subscrip-
Soldiers desiring to receive Yank
direct by mail may mail their sub-
scriptions to "YANK, The Army
newspaper, 205 E. 42nd St., New
York City". The price for a six
months subscription is 75 cents. In
mailing subscription in, particular
attention should be given to cor-
rect spelling of name and address.
DREW FIELD'S LOW DEATH RATE
EXCITES FAVORABLE COMMENT
America's army is the healthiest in existence.
Keeping step with CHQ authorities, Drew Field authorities
are stressing the prevention of sickness among soldier personnel
in an effort to maintain the high health standards.
That these efforts bear fruit is evidenced by the fact that
the mortality rate for the first six months of 1942 at Drew Field
is one of the lowest in the eight states embraced in the Fourth
The number of men stationed at Drew Field during the first
half of 1942 is, of course, a military secret, though it may safely
be said that the number runs into the thousands.
During that period, only six deaths have occurred among
Drew Field personnel, according to figures released by the Base
Surgeon's office Tuesday. Those deaths are attributed to the fol-
lowing causes: Two died in airplane crashes, two from strangula-
tion (self inflicted), one from drowning (accidental), and one
from causes undetermined.
Compared to the rate of deaths among civilians, Drew
Field's mortality rate is exceedingly low.
Veteran of Major
Battles Stars In
Drew Bull Session
Near the end of any month at
Drew Field, you'll find most of
the soldiers sticking close to home
in the evenings. And that is when
Private George Henwood plays a
starring role in all Army bull
You see, it is "just before pay
day" and -the boys are broke.
With the entertainment for the
evening consisting of a little vol-
leyball and a good gabfest, old
"Pops" Henwood is sought after
for his tales of the battle of the
Marne, Chateau Thierry and of
the Belleau Woods.
You can hardly name a major
battle in World War I that Amer-
ican soldiers participated in, but
what Henwood can give a first
hand account. The 42-year-old
veteran has three wound stripes,
the Croix de Guerre, and a cam-
paign ribbon with five silver stars
to his credit.
Hailing from New York City,
Private Henwood enlisted in the
U. Si Army before this country
entered World War I, which put
him in the first shipment over-
seas. He served in the First Di-
vision and saw 27 months of
service, landing in Europe June
26, 1917. After the Armistice was
signed "Pops" remained overseas
as sergeant in the army of occu-
pation. Finally he was shipped
back to the United States as a
casualty and honorably dis-
Most regrettable part of World
War I for the old war dog was
the Battle of Verdun-"Dawgon-
nit," he muses, "I missed that
one, they had me in the hos-
Private Henwood doesn't have
much hope that they'll send him
overseas. But he figures he'll get
another crack at the enemy by
handing down to younger men the
benefit of his experience.
VOL. 1. NO. 23
Publi.5hed Eveill Fridayn
Drew Field, Tazmpa, Florida
Friday, Augfust 7, 1942
The Drew Field Echoes
GLENN R. ROSS, Publisher
Tampa Army Newspapers
1115 FLORIDA AVENUE
Turn pa, Florida
P. O. Box 322 Phone 2177
All advertisements contained in
this newspaper are also contained in
the MacDill Field Fly Leaf. Mininum
joint circulation: 8,000 copies.
ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED
A newspaper published exclusive-
ly for the personnel of Drew Field
and devoted to military interests
and the United Nations Victory.
Opinions expressed in this news-
paper are those of the individual
writers and under no circumstances
are they to be considered those of
the United States Army. Advertise-
ments in this publication do not
constitute an endorsement by the
War Department or its personnel of
the products advertised.
FLORIDA PRESS ASSOCIATION
503rd Sig. A. W. Regt.
By S/Sgt. ERIC J. GAICH
A peculiar thing happened on
Sunday when a handsomely in-
scribed envelope was given to me
at mail call. It was postmarked
Tampa, but the return address was
Richmond Hill, N. Y.; and the
name of the addresser was not at
all familiar. In the envelope I
found a poem but no word of ex-
planation and I would be glad if
someone can solve the mystery for
me.-A small reward is offered.
Here is the poem:
Remember Pearl Harbor
Colin Kelly was his name,
Overnight he gained
He came from Florida
Down the southern way,
And died a hero for the U.S.A.
He fought for a cause
That's just and right,
With a heart of oak-
He flew that night,
That we might live
In God's bright light.
He gave his life-
Let's take up the fight.
-Edward J. McCAFFREY
SIn the 'field of sports we find
that our baseball schedule was dis-
rupted, probably permanently, and
we're sorry, for our team showed
great possibilities. The ping-pong
tournament ran into difficulties,
and at present we are in the play-
offs, with Sgt. Moses and Sgt. Guth
tied. The horseshoe tournament
proved plenty exciting and when
the dust of battle settled, we found
that there were three men left to
fight to a finish; they are Pvts.
Wintgen and Dodd and 1st Sgt.
Guthrie. If there aren't too many
other interruptions, we shou 1 d
wind up our sports season in a day
or two. We hope 'then to start an-
other bigger and better one.
Because of organizational changes
this may be the last of communi-
ques for awhile and I'd like to
point out a little plan f or you:
From all present indications this
war is not going to be at all short
and perhaps we'd better start think-
ing on longer terms. How would
you, in 10 years, like to receive
$25.00 each month to add to your
income at that time? You would;
then the answer is simple. Just in-
vest $18.75 each month from now
on in War Bonds. You won't miss
the dough now and it sure will
come in handy later.
Have you heard the story about
the two nuts who were standing
at the gate to the County Insane
Asylum when a wagon loaded with
manure passed slowly by? No?
Well, Nut No. 1 asked the driver
where he was going with the ma-
nure and the driver answered that
he was taking it down the road a
stretch to put on some straw-
berries. Whereupon Nut No. 1
turned to Nut No. 2 and said, "See,
they think we're crazy; we put
cream and sugar on ours."I
DREW FIELD ECHOES
A PENKNIFE, A
553rd A.W.B. 2nd Rept. CAKE OF SOAP,
THEN A CARVING
lSquads Riot Many soldiers continue to pursue
their civilian occupations or avo-
r*i cations during their s p a r e time
By S/Sgt. F. P. O'MALLEY while in the Army. Take for in-
So everybody went on a furlough stance Pvt. Sidney Salkovitz, aged
last week-well, mostly everybody, 22, of Pittsburgh, Pa., now station-
including 1st Sgt. Weinstein, and ed at Drew Field. He is a soap
they all returned with tall stories sculptorand, despite his lack of
about how the old home town wel-
comed them and all that sort of proper equipment, he is now start-
stuff. The best story was the 1st ing to carve another model out of
Sgt.'s, naturally. He meant to pop soap, using only a penknife and or-
the question to a little gal from dinary soap.
Brooklyn, -but his sister upon his Since his induction into the Army
arrival showed him a picture of
in April, 1942, Salkovitz has added
said little girl in a N. Y. paper.
She had married a soldier from steadily to his growing collection
Camp Croft. The biggest jolt was of soap sculpture completed while
the fact that "he was just a blank- in the Army.
ety-blank corporal, too." Pvt. Salkovitz's talent is natural,
We were all impressed by the in- for he has never received any for-
crease in reading matter in the mal training. He acquired the
mails for Sgt. Ray Mayers the last knack of soap sculpturing in his
few weeks, so we asked him about home town and reached his peak
it. His answer, and an explosive in 1937 when he won prizes in the
one at that, went like this: "Some National Scholastic contest, t h e
red-headed sergeant is going to Ivory Soap contest, and the Pitts-
wind up in the pen if he doesn't burgh Hobby contest. For three
lay off sending my name to maga- months of the same year his work
zines, book-of-the-month clubs, and was on exhibition in the Carnegie
everything like that for subscrip- Museum, Pittsburgh, Pa.
tions." He's been getting the ex- His best works include a carica-
pensive subscriptions too, and each ture of a barber shop made out of
copy is mailed back with a very ceramics, and one of a WPA work-
hard letter telling the publishers er leaning on his shovel. Salkovit
that he's a victim of a practical dabbles in ceramics, soap and wood
joke. Same red-headed sergeant carving. He also fashions pottery,
also got Mayers' name on a sub-and paints-in oil-reproductions
scription to Sgt. Kaish, and when o h caings.
Kaish thanked Mayers, the whole
mess was messier. So now they're
both out to get even with the red-
headed sergeant, and they're think-
ing of ordering something in his
name like a tank, or Mack truck,
or the latest model P-40. E
Hard-luck story of the week con-
cerns one Corporal Grim who went
to town on pass the other night,
sort of overstayed the curfew, and
slept someplace in town. On his
way back to camp early the next
A. M., he thumbed a ride. The car OF V-
stopped, and who was it but the
C. O. Was the corporal embar- ~,a 1
But life still goes on around here w
-Pvt. Fasana still wants his fur-
lough, Finley keeps getting things S
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DOTS AND DASHES Plant Field Reports
By Cpl. S. C. KATZENELL
We were walking down the com-
pany's street and we heard some
one call out: "Corporal Katzenell!"
We looked around and there was
Captain Reuben Caudle about a
half block away. We doubled time
down the street until we reached
the Captain's location. When we
halted, the captain spoke:
"You know I'm being transferred
to Fort Eustis, Va., Coast Artil-
We were dumb founded. We had
The captain continued: "Yes, I'm
going back to my first love, the
artillery. You know I served in
the Artillery before. Before I leave
the sunny shores of Florida I would
ike to thank every soldier in the
lettingg Company for their fine co-
operation in making it one of the
outstanding companies at Drew
Field. The men of the Plotting
Company are an intelligent and
capable lot and I sincerely believe
they will reach great heights be-
fore the war comes to a conclu-
Captain Caudle served for two
months as C. 0. of the Plotting
Company. He was personnel ad-
jutant for the 564th for approxi-
mately three weeks.
Captain Caudle, we of the 564th
wish you all the luck in the world.
It was a privilege and an honor
to serve under such a fine officer.
It's not goodbye, but only so long.
We hope to see you when Uncle
Sam waves the Victory Flag.
The new C. O. of the Plotting
Company is 2nd Lt. William K.
Cantwell. Hailing from Morriston,
Tenn., Lt. Cantwell attended Mor-
riston High School and graduated
from Emory and Henry College.
The Lt. was quite an athlete in his
school days, playing football, bas-
ketball and tennis.
Recently appointed, Sergeant Coy
Pool is roaming the wide open
plains of Texas today. He's enjoy-
ing a 10-day furlough after six
months in the army. Before that,
Pool served nine years in the Texas
State National Guard.
Pvt. Robert Stallcup, what's the
name of the Dream you were es-
corting around the "Y" last week?
Pvt. Walter Norton hails from
Hollywood where anything can hap-
pen and it usually does. As a mat-
ter of fact, he was a general handy
man at the Twentieth Century Fox
. Pvt. Kenneth Beals was seen
with a cute number the other day
on Franklin Street by one of our
sleuths. My informant said that
girl looked like one of the Holly-
Pfc. Benjamin Squires says h e
has never seen so many pretty girls
in all his born days than are in
ITampa Pvt. Clyde Storm says
he's not responsible for the rain
storms at Drew Field Pvt.
Joseph Strammiello, the Ybor City
lover, is painting Brooklyn, N; Y.,
red, white and blue. He's home on
a furlough Technical Sergeant
Charles Smeltzer and his friend
Sergeant John Campione are still
talking about the excellent food
they used to get in Brooklyn, N. Y.
Fine Spanish Food
Delicious Cuban Sherbets
Plenty Parking Space
Los Helados De Ybor
14th St. and 8th Avenue
By PFC. HARRY J. ZIGUN
NEWS HERE AND THERE-
The Regiment welcomes the fol-
lowing newly assigned officers:
Lieut. Waldemar H. Holdorf,
Fred J. Hill, John F. Hill and Carl
It is with great pride that we
announce that T/Sgt. Walter Lantz
has been chosen to attend air force
administration OCS. Walter will be
leaving very soon. He is the first
tenor of the 501st Quartet and will
be missed by Chaplain Boren and
the rest of us. Congratulations to
you, Walter. Know that we wish
564th PLOTT. CO.
you the best of luck! his own money back.
Sgt. Joseph A. Mendenhall of the Highlights of the above game
3rd. Reporting is also leaving for were "Slingshot Bator's" superb
air force administration OCS and pitching and Peters' circuit smash.
T/Sgt. Edward P. Kelly has been Monday afternoon saw this same
chosen to attend the Quartermaster Detachment deal out a crushing de-
OCS. Congratulations and best of feat to the 503rd Medics in Volley-
luck to both of you! ball. The score of this encounter
Corporal Ray B. Parker of the was 11-0 and 21-7.
Personnel is a daddy. He and Mrs. On Tuesday the Medics once
Parker were blessed with a baby again showed their superiority by
girl. Congratulations and best knocking off the 564th Medics to
wishes to you three! the tune of 21-2 and 21-8.
Last Sunday the 564th was in- With constant victories as a re-
vited to play against our baseball minder of their superiority, the
team at Plant Field. Well, as the 553rd Medics are now prepared to
saying goes, "Veni, Vidi, Vinci", take on all comers in volley-ball,
the 564th came, saw and conquered, softball, horeshoes, and in fact
Score 8 to 1. Corporal Holmes who anything on the curriculum-even
manages the 501st team claimed to crap shooting.
that his boys were just not on the The Medics have a real diagnos-
beam that day and promises to tician in their midst-Pvt. Shana-
avenge the defeat the next time han. He uses two of his best senses,
out. osculation and palpitation. Boy,
ain't that the nuts!
Colonel Julian Andrus in civilian
life was a civil engineer and a Keys Made-
lawyer. He attended high school at Sciseor Sharpened
Elyria, Ohio, was graduated from
Oberlin Academy and Baldwin Wal-
lace University Law School. The
Colonel was admitted to the Ohio
State bar in 1916.
He saw service in the last World
War in the field artillery. Colonel
Andrus has a brother who is May-
or of Rocky River, Ohio.
The World will forgive you for
being blue and even for being
green, but never for being yellow!
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The 553rd Medics were finally
challenged to a softball game by
the 2nd Reporting Co. of the 553rd.
The 2nd Reporting Co. team was
coached by Capt. Bond who thought
so much of his team he ventured
a small side bet with Capt. Lang-
sam, C.O. of the Medics. Well there
is no use telling you the outcome.
The score incidentally was 15 to 1.
A certain 1st Lt. of the 1st Report-
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DREW FIELD ECHOES
Page 4 DREW FIELD ECHOES Friday, August 7, 1942
By CPL. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI.
BAND NOTES sound a blue
note this week-CAPTAIN H. G.
TURNER, JR., has been relieved
of his attachment to the Band, and
we shall miss him and the com-
pany of the Hq. & Hq. Squadron,
and the Personnel Division of the
309th Service Group. Although
our official status has been alter-
ed, it will take more than a SPE-
CIAL ORDER to dislodge the
personal aspects of our pleasant
association. We shall be dropping
in on you occasionally, Sgt. Mil-
ler. Don't bother to lock up or run
for cover when you see us (we
won't be trying to borrow or steal
something.) It will be a friendly
sort of visit; we may have to stop
in regularly for awhile to make
sure that Cpl. Andy Paterson gets
his weekly copy in to Pfc. Jess
Zimmerman on time.
The. Band's new headquarters
are in Barracks T-272, and Mr.
Baker, our new warrant officer
(remember Sgt. Baker who came
here to start the Drew Field Band
when it was activated, and then
went away to the Army Music
School at Fort Myer, Va.-yep,
he's the same one), is the boss-
man. Welcome home, Mr. Baker.
Now if only those G. I. instru-
ments would get here (QUARTER-
MASTER, PLEASE NOTE!) -
there I go again wishful
Oh, well, a fellow can't have
everything-look at poor Pgc."
Austin Plante. Just as he was
about to embark on a movie career
with the Warner Brothers crew
now basking in our Floridan sun-
shine, an infected wisdom tooth
laid him low. Pvts. Estes, Schia-
vone, Woodke, Kowalski and Har-
wick will have to carry on for the
glory of the Air Force Band. The
boys got a lecture on "Going Hol-
lywood" before they were detailed
to the movie set-so we should not
have to worry about "tempera-
ments" when they complete their
While the rest of us are wait-
ing for a fleeting glimpse of
"guys we used to know when"
(stealing scenes from John Gar-
field, Harry Carey, and the rest
of the Warner cohorts--maybe?),
Pfc. Russ Hoier is working on his
contribution to the World of Art-
it will be a musical arrangement
in which one of the instrumental-
ists will get a chance to exercise,
not his instrumental or his vocal
talents, but his adeptness at pres-
tidigitation (okay-I'm told it
means "magic.") If you know a
musician who can double as a
magician, or as a pitcher for our
prospective ball team-OR A
SOLDIER WHO DOUBLES AS A
MUSICIAN-send him around to
Mr. Baker, or to Sgt. Eaton.
HQ & HQ SQUADRON
By CPL. ANDREW PATERSON
Our two defeats last week in
the soft-ball league were certain-
ly bitter pills to swallow. The
327th eked out a tight 6-5 de-
walloped us to the tune of 11-7.
Then to add insult to injury the
327th eeked .out a tight 6-5 de-
cision thus toppling us from a
first place 'tie with the Base
Medics. The fact that on the fol-
lowing Sunday we engaged both
the victors in a double header,
handed them a sound trouncing,
did not alleviate the fact that
both previous defeats held us
from topping the league. The list-
ings as the first half ends show
the Medics leading with five wins
and one defeat, while we trail a
close second with four wins and
We wish at this time to offer
a vote of thanks to Capt. Turner
and Lt. Rice for their efforts in
having the Group Diamond lev-
elled off. Now that the Group
has a real field, we won't have
to worry if suddenly one of the
players connects with a long
drive about seeing one of the
fielders disappear into a fox hole
or one of the many trenches that
heretofore adorned the field.
Our congenial assistant post
master, Pfc. O'Donnell, is look-
ing forward to the BIG DAY, Sept.
14. O'Donnell's every thought
these days is of that furlough
and his wedding. We have seen
some photographs of the future
Mrs. O'Donnell and must say,
John, we certainly admire your
taste. Lots of luck.
With all our best wishes we
sped another member of the or-
ganization on to OC's. Cpl. Thais
left us yesterday for Engineer's
OC's. and a happier soldier you
never saw. We will miss Thais, a
good soldier and friend possess-
ing all the requirements for ex-
cellent officer caliber.
Sub Depot Subs
THIS IS WAR; Rules and Regula-
tions that should be disregarded:
Always leave at least a week's
unfinished work when promoted to
another job, t h e n gripe because
someone else was kind enough to
help the new man get caught up.
Desks should always be complete-
Crowd your unit so satisfactorily
that no one can work in comfort.
Sit with folded hands, an expres-
sion of "I dood it" on your face
when you are finished with your
particular job-n ever help the
Use the phone for personal calls,
never think of business. It can
B o r r o w all the other fellow's
pens, pencils, stapler and tack your
own name to them, then defy them
to get back the articles.
Always growl frowningly when
asked to train a new employee. If
327 Service Squadron
By PVC. T. G. MEO
Last week Pvt. Haber and
S/Sgt. Bryce were invited out for
a chicken dinner. The chicken
was fried southern style. It was
so good they had to stop Pvt6
Haber from eating the plate. Who
do you have to know to get such
Who could be the little red head
that is making S/Sgt. Bryce walk
around as if he is walking on
air? You'd better watch out,
Sgt., as someone might get in
touch with Josephine about your
doings. Oh, you Casanova!
Now that Drew Field has gone
Hollywodd, most of the boys are
doubling up on their toilet
articles (hair tonic). Who knows
there may be a Barrymore or a
Taylor in our midst. We wonder
if Pfc. McGuire and Pfc. Robbins
have shown their picture to Di-
rector Hawks. Perhaps this article
will lead both to stardom.
If any of you lonely recruits
are having any girl trouble late-
ly, get in touch with Pfc. Steele.
Last week he received a picture
of four beautiful Penna. belles.
Among them was his sweetheart
Mary. How about your girl friend
giving us an introduction to
Thorma, Roy? With her beauty
she would make Venus hang her
head in shame.
Just to show you how much
news you miss from the outside
world when you are in the Army,
last week Pfc. Steele went to a
gasoline station and asked for 5
gallons of gas. When the proprie-
tor of the station asked for the
noney, Pfc. Steele calmly hand-
ed him a gas coupon, thinking
it was money. Being financially
embarrassed, the car had to be
parked at the station until the
bill was paid (he can thank Sgt.
Baxter for coming to his aid.)
The flying start of the Hq. &
Hq. Sqdn team was slowed down
to a walk when the 327th came
through in fine style, defeating
them by a score of 6 to 4. This
was an easy victory for our team
as we hit Iron Man Miller for
four runs in the first inning,
and two runs in the third. This
enabled Dombroski to ease up on
his pitching and he glided home
to a sweet victory over his op-
ponent. Next time we would like
a little better opposition.
Who was this fellow called
"Rockefeller" that gives away
his dimes so freely? Perhaps he
would like to meet up with Pvt.
Haber who last week paid $20.25
for a shoe shine. For your informa-
tion Haber, shoe shine kits cost
but 45 cents at the P.X.
you scare them sufficiently, they
will be slow to catch on.
If you are "Boss," clear y o u r
throat loudly-ala Hoople-shout
people's names and rap on the desk
with a ruler when they are slow
about jumping thru the desired
N F SERVICE
309th SERVICE Group
By PVT. BOB KANE.
As though Corporal Harvey
Frost's departure hadn't disturbed
the radio setup enough, Corporal
Whitehead, shining star of the
Friday night show, ups and leaves
on his furlough.
To anyone who thinks the
radio department of Public Re-
lations is deteriorating, Jack
Hartman offers the following:
play the organ on the morning
"Fellahs, I shall continue to
program." Is that for better or
for worse, Corporal?
Slated to come up soon on the
morning program is an inter-
view with a typical private. If
any of you can suggest a good
"Private John Jones," please do
so. High time we glorified the
Buck Private-backbone of Uncle
Sam's war effort.
Hey, all you listeners! Only
three more years before the Drew
Field band will make its debut on
Drew Field Presents.
Jess Zimmerman of the public
relations department is strutting
around proudly these days -
claims he is a "two-striper," one
on each arm.
When Bud Estes was inter-
viewed by yours truly this week
he was slightly jittery. Then we
played one of his compositions-
"Reflections." He settled right
down in the cockpit with that.
After the broadcast he modestly
queried, "Can we have the man
play that again?"
2nd REPORTING COMPANY
By SISGT. THOSE. A. CARUSO.
With Warner Bros. invading
Drew Field, it seems that most
of the men are trying to crash
Hollywood via the Army.
S/Sgt. Bill Carter,. better known
as "Pop," is knocking 'em dead
before the cameras. He's been
given a small part in the picture
and has become quite chummy
with Harry Carey, one of the
stars of "Air Force." Pop is seri-
ously deciding to enter the movie
business after this present mess
is over. "Pop," let's make good
now and think about Hollywood
later .'cause Tissie wouldn't
Speaking of movie stars, Sgt.
Hanlin and this correspondent
have a standing invitation to visit
Harry Carey at his ranch in Cali-
Lt. Crumplar was added to
Battalion Headquarters as an as-
sistant Personnel Adjutant. Lt.
Nelson is now making things hum
at the motor pool. Lts. Whicker
and Mitchell were assigned to
our new barracks.
Lt. Battin has taken over the
duties as C.O. of this company.
The 564th Battalion baseball
team, after losing the first 4
games, have notched 6 of their
last 7 games. Their most recent
11 A. M., Sunday services,
Chapels 1 and 2.
11 A. M., Sunday services, Plant
Vesper services, 7:30 Sunday
evening, Chapel No. 1.
Thursday evening Prayer
Meeting, 7:30 P. M., Chapel No. 1.
6:15 A. M. Mass, Chapel 1.
9:00 A. M. Mass, Chapels 1
11:00 A. M., Theatre Bldg. near
Two new chaplains have ar-
rived at Drew Field. Chaplain
Whitmore E. Beardsley has ben
assigned to. the 564th Sig. A.W.
Bn., and Chaplain Rudolph C.
Tatsch has been assigned to +h,
556th Sig. A.W. Bn.
Drew Divides Two
Drew Interceptors and the Orlan-
do Fliers split a two game series
over the week-end, with the Inter-
ceptors winning the Saturday con-
test, 4-2, and dropping the Sunday
tilt, 8-1. The two teams broke even
the week before in Orlando in a
The win Saturday was No. 30 for
the Drew nine and, with the defeat
on Sunday, gave them a 30-15 rec-
ord-for the season. Drew has won
20 out of their last 25 games play-,
Peyton Epps repeated his per-
formance of the .week before in
handing the visitors a 4-2 licking.
He gave up 10 scattered hits while
his mates were collecting the same
number off his mound opponent,
Bekeza, Klimczak and Grabosky
led the stick parade with two hits
Sgt. Fred Swindells was knocked
out of the box on Sunday in try-
ing for his 15th win of the sea-
son. Brown came to his rescue in
the fifth with two away and re-
tired the side. The visitors, how-
ever, continued their attack on the
relief hurler in the sixth with two
hits for two runs.
Drew scored their only tally in
the first inning on a hard smash
to the infield by Klimczak to score
Grabosky from third after the lat-
ter had singled, stole second and
moved to third on an infield out.
Bekeza of the Interceptors led
his mates with the willow in bang-
ing out two hits.
win was an 8-1 win over the 501st
Rgt. of Plant Field this past Sun-
day. Yours truly, with the fine
support of the team, pitched a
3-hit win and struck out 12 bat-
ters over a 7 inning route ...
Incidentally, Murphy is still try-
ing to get a day off ... Could
that be arranged or must that go,
thru channels? .Get on tl'
beam, Murph .
Sgt. Hallet knows a great dear-
about electricity, but by this time
he should know that the galloping
dominoes are not electrically con-
DREW FIELD ECHOES
FridayS, August 7r, 1942
Friday, August 7, 1942 DREW FIELD EUHUJS age o
G00d Pi On the same Aussie Sgt. "Paddy"
Good Pctures On Malone swinging his commandos
into action on that ditch. Pvt.
Mo VIe PFogram Jack Kamen viciously wielding the
shovel in the same "attack."-The
picturesque "Kiss the Boys Good-
The following pictures will play bye" speech of Alabama Sgt. Mac
at the Drew Field Theatre on the Maguir. The aristocratic non-
dates indicated. chalance our esteemed colleague, AND THE
Saturday 8.--MOONTIDE" with Mager Caldwell, displays while
Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Claude being toted around inthat Cadillac _* B I
Rains. Sagebrush and Silver. Funny by his "Grandmaw." U L -
Sunday and Monday, 9-10-"THE iC HE,=-,
MAGNIFICENT DOPE" w ith h
Henry Fonda and Lynn Bari. Pop-r i Com The friendly beaches at St. Petersburg, Pass-A-Grille, St. Petersburg Beach, Treasure Island, Ma-
ular Science No. 2. News of the 3rd fighter mm d deira Beach and Redington Beach offer the utmost in recreation to be found on the West Coast of
Tuesday 11. "BROADWAY" Signal H and q. Company Florida. The clear sparkling waters of the Bay and the Gulf provide unlimited bathing. Boats, both
with George Raft, Pat O'Brien and large and small, are always available for pleasure trips. From fishing piers and from fishing boats, the
Brodrick Crawford. What About followers of Isaac Walton can enjoy their sport. The many miles of Sandy Beaches offer freedom from
Daddy. The Bowling Alley Cat. the cities' heat and permit privacy for groups both large and small. The fine hotels, cabins and apart-
Wednesda and Thursday, 123. Here's a good one for your fun- ments offer the best of services at reasonable cost. The cafes and restaurants are known for fine
cer Tracy, Hedy LaMarr and John nybone. Last week, just before foods. The nite clubs offer unlimited entertainment. The progressive merchants of the area are well-
Garfield. News of the Day. payday, Pvt. Swartz took about known for their fine merchandise and services. Collectively, these many attractions make St. Peters-
Friday 14.--"TEN GENTLEMEN three of his buddies to the show.
Friday 14.-W"TEN GENTLEMEN three of his buddies tof the show. burg and the Gulf Beaches a most ideal place in which to enjoy life in a care-free way.
FROM WEST POINT" with George That's very thoughtful, eh, fel-
Montgomery, Maureen O'Sullivan. lows? P. S.-He tried to hire an EASILY REACHED WITHIN LESS THAN AN HOUR BY CAR OR BUS FROM TAMPA
Beauty and The Beach.
There will be a Matinee on Sun- airplane, so they could get to DRUGS SUNDRIES DRUGS SUNDRIES DRUGS SUNDRIES
day afternoons at 2:00 P. M. the Victory Theater before prices MERCHANDISE MERCHANDISE MERCHANDISE
went up to 15c at 6:00 P. M. GIFTSS SUPPLIES GIFT SUPPLIES GIFTS SUPPLIES
What's this we hear about Cpl.
SKirk's buying an interest in Service for Men of the Service *m Open Evenings
"Frank's Place" in Sulphur .
Springs? The "LOGICAL" Place to Buy Military & Naval Needs
Since when does the Jackson for O an E TE M
The battling Base Medicos tray- Heights bus run to Drew Field? for OFFICERS and ENLISTED MEN
eled to the 327th Service Squad- Pvts. Pittman and Polk can tell ,,
ron ball yard Tuesday evening you all about it, men. A l Navy
and came back with their fifth It has come to our attention Armly $, B I6' iE Navy
consecutive win, 8:4. The wash- hw hard Pvt Nelsn as been
working to keep the. dayroom
board diamond proved no obstacle looking spic and span. We want toLL St Pet g
to the victors. A good deal of the thank him for his fine coopers- 835CentralVet es
credit should go to- Sgt. Harry tion and swell attitude.
Walters, able bench jockey and BARBERS UTILITIES HOTELS CABINS CLUBS BARS
Durocher-like manager, who has SERVICES JEWELRY LODGINGS ENTERTAINMENT
instilled a fighting spirit into the DRUGS SUNDRIES Watches, Diamonds and -O o o-o **T*Ho ** EATRES *0** ~
lads which makes them unbeat- Silverware At St. Petersburg
able. No slouch as a hurler him- GIFTS OF ALL KINDS Gilbert System Hotel
self, the Sergeant fills in when For Prompt Service At Prices That Cannot Be Betty C. Mitchell, Mgr. Sportsman Billiard Parlor
the circumstances demand. Duplicated 746 Central Ave. St. Petersburg
Two of the most a deserving rat- 590 CnEXPERT WATCH AND "Your Home Away from Home" 228 Central Avenue
Two of the most deserving rat- Phone 5909 JEWELRY REPAIRING You Are Always Welcome
ings of the detachment were given Over 30 years in St. Petersburg H phone In EverRoom St. Pete, Fa., Phone 50-612
out this week. Pfc. Max Weis, Hot and Cold Water All Times StPeFahn 5
out this week. Pf.Jewelry Co.
hard working optometrist, now MASTER CLEANERS OwenCotter Jewelry Co At St. Petersurg
wears another stripe. The felicita- INC. 278 Central Avenue
wears another stripe. The felicita INCTel. 60514 Northmoor Apts. Frank's LIQUOR STORE
tions of the entire detachment onStop n close to headquarters for
this one. Pvt. Clayton "Lightning" 507 Ninth Street No. the duration. Cool, clean effic- 147 Central Ave. Ph. 4342
iency ADts., or Rooms and Bath
Coulson, nonpareil messenger of St. Petersburg, Fla. y the WAeek, Month, Season or
the outfit, is now Pfc. For the SONE Yearly
mathematically minded boys, 111 th Ave. No. Phone 70-781 Imported Wines And Liquors
here's the statistics. "Lightning" UNUSUAL GIFTS
walks an average of ten miles per GEORGES LUNCH
day or seventy miles per week. Bryans Laundry and 248 1st Ave. No. GORDON HOTEL E 4 2d st. oL
Fifty-two weeks in the year minus Cleaners 520 5th Ave. No. Phone 6507 S
twenty days allowed for furlough Quick Dependable Service Specializing in
twenty days allowed for uough l e TRANSIENTS WELCOME STEAKS, SEAFOODS,
totals up to 3,440 miles. Or a nice Call 8953 TRANS S STEAKSSEA DS
leisurely stroll from New York 716 21st St. No. Mostellar's Sundries Room withrBaths and Showers ANDWICHES
to Los Angeles. 'ICE CREAM AND COLD
Pictures we'd like to paint: DRINKS
Sgt. Charlie Senecal walking OLDEST AND LARGEST 201 9th St. So. THE PERRY Paramount Bowling
around, whistling "Alice in Won- DRY CLEANERS IN ST. PETE Opp. Seaboard Station 125 8th Ave. North Alleys
derland" Pvt. Arnold Pielucci, 24 Hour Service ROOMS, APTS. & COTTAGES
the Brooklyn cowboy, gaffing PURVIS CLEANERS Reasonable Rates, by Week, modern andup to date alleys
with that Australian private in the 619 9th St. No. Submarine Gift Shop Month or Year 860 4th Ave. S. Phone 7508
Terrace. The indomitable spirit of Phone 4372 Gifts for Fathers, Mothers and ADULTS ONLY NO PETS
Live Alligators and Turtles
S1,000 NUSUA GIFTS CLUBS BARS While at St. Pete
For Health ",oMs FLORGIDA S ENTERTAINMENT Visit
y t D Phone 4556 253 Central Ave. THEATRES RESORTS RUDY'S Hi-Hat
Necessary to Defense RUD*Y'SH*a --m-at
&New Paramount BEER, WINES, SMOKES
PAPAYA MATE RITCH & WENDELL Colonial Doll Shop SodaGrille848 4th St. So.
115 Oth St. So., Opp. Webbs
Dry Cleansers 115 9th pp ebbs 1131 4th Street North
Sulphur r s FLORIDA SOUVENIRS AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS Bunny's Bar and Grill
Sulphur Springs Hotel UNUSUAL GIFTS DELICIOUS FOODS
and Cafe 425 Ninth Street No. For Wife and Sweetheart SANDWICHES
Special Attention to all FOUNTAIN DRINKS 1007 9th Street So.
Servicemen St. Petersburg, Fla. GARAGES SERVICE STATIONS Music and Dancing
Arcade Building SERVICES "All At Popular Prices" Beer, Wines and Sandwiches
GARDEN HOTEL "Dry Cleaning That Is PARISIAN CLEANERS Bowling Center, Inc NIKKO INN
1014% Franklin St. Unexcelled" 9 1st St. No. Phone 6720
Entrance Next to Havana Cafe Smith's Cleaning & 48 HOUR SERVICE Cor. 1st Ave. So. and 2nd St. Air Sinditioned, Private
WE CATER TO SOLDIERS- Dye Works 148 Central Ave. 12 Brunswick 20th Century Dinig Rooms, Chinese and
Their Families and Friends 1321 Arlington Ave. No. Alleys American Meals
Phon 4963 St. Petersburg hone 8631
i: Meet Your Friends at.... Service Men's Uniforms VOGUE Wonder Bar And Grill | DINE AND DANCE
VICTOR OAFE That will Pass Inspection Cleaners and Laundry Headquarters for Service Men THE COTTAGE
Be Wines Hostesses FLORA-DON 40 4th St. So. BEER, LIQUOR and WINE 2102 4th Street North
Bil Bailey, Prop. Member V.F.W. CLEANERS AND DYERS Phone 9518 172 Central Ave. Phone 61383 WINE AND BEER
$ and American Legion Phone 4727 1239 Central Av.
____ __I__ IN_____
Page 6 DREW FIELD ECHOES Friday, 'August 7, 1942
553rd Sig. Bn.
By Sgt. WILLIAM H. WALKER
It was much to the regret of the
men in the company that our Com-
manding Officer, Lt. Doyle H.
Waldrop, was reassigned to another
unit. On this new mission Lt. Wal-
drop takes with him the good
wishes of the entire company who
knew him to be a "regular fellow"
and "one of the boys."
We welcome back to our organ-
ization Lt. Levi S. Haugland as our
Commanding Officer, and an officer
who needs no introduction to the
company. Lt. Haugland command-
ed the company several months ago
but left us for another assignment.
We're glad to have you back with
Our genial Topkick, 1st Sgt.. John
G. Mahan, followed th e popular
trend of Drew Field soldiers last
week and center-aisled it in Clear-
water. Threatening to be a close
second to the Topkick is that Nash-
ville Paper Weight Champ, Cpl.
Ben Johnson, who says he rates
aces with a certain Grecian goddess
down Tarpon Springs way, despite
anything his namesake in the 1st
Reporting Co. of th e Bn. might
claim. Is everybody in Nashville
named Johnson and are they all
the dashing Lotharios that these
With the advent of the Warner
Bros. delegation to Drew Field, the
spirits of the Battalion Postmaster,
Pvt. Harry (Jerry Colona) John-
son rose to new and higher levels,
especially when he found a few of
his former Hollywood pals in the
group. Colona says it was like a
letter from home seeing some of
the old gang. If we could only get
Johnson a mailman's hat a n d a
snood for his mustache to wear
during business hours we are sure
he'd be very contented. And speak-
ing of mustaches, the newly ap-
pointed Tech 4th Grade Moon Mul-
lins whacked his off. We think a
recent letter from his father ex-
ipressing his ideas on the subject
'had something to do with it. Moon
is just back from a furlough spent
in his home town, that thriving,
bustling metropolis of Bellbuckle,
Tenn. However, he still persists in
switching now and then from that
booming you-all drawl to a bit of
Oxford English that he picked up
from seeing too many British ci-
The Head-Cuters Co. is capably
represented on the Drew Ball Club
by Pvt. Eddie Klimczak, the former
Duke University star. This com-
pany is also supplying the No. One
Fan for the club. Cpl. Walter F.
Galbreath says he hasn't missed a
game since he came to the field.
Galbreath is better known collo-
quially as "Ox" and says he is NOT
the Bat-Boy. He is tl@e hard waork-
ing straw boss of all the company
details arid no job is too big for
him. He denied when he took off
on furlough this week that he was
bringing a bride back to Tampa.
Can it be Irene, the ex-burly-que
Sgt. Thomas F. Hayes, Jr., our
company clerk, left us this week
for OCS in Miami. Good luck, Tom.
Pvt. Warren Link, the Smoky City
Songbird, goes into t he Orderly
Room to take over the duties left
by Sgt. Hayes.
There was a bit of excitement in
the company area one night last
week when Battalion Headquarters
was hit by lightning. Fortunately,
Major Floyd was not at his desk,
for the bolt finally wound up right
beside his desk. No damage was
done and the men in the company
learned how quickly the engines
from the Base Fire Dept. can make
the trip out here.
Sgt. Barnes reports that the com-
pany mascots are the only ones in
the outfit that don't mind this cur-
rent heat wave. No wonder, they're
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314th AIR BASE SQ.
By Pfc. TULY A. UNGER
What, we wonder, is the attrac-
tion at the YMHA? Its popularity
certainly has been enhanced since
femmes became more active and
less reticent, to say nothing of the
lads. The King will tell you it's
Rachael, and we'll back it up, too.
The Starrs, and I don't mean the
ones that shine at night either,
help, too; don't they, Harry? Might
even go further and say that the
whole Berg is Green with envy at
our squadron who were last seen
with the contacts made by two guys
in about a week ago dining at the
Tampa Terrace and at such a late
part of the month, too. I wouldn't
know, not much, but I understand
they spent the entire evening at
Station WDAE with Mrs. Brown
and are going to become talent
A welcome addition to the outfit
will be here some time this week.
Pop Farley, the Big Brother of our
squad, is bringing Mrs. Far e y
down. Now we'll have a big sister,
too-a really domestic atmosphere,
no less. I'm waiting to meet the
little lady, Pop. How about bring-
ing her out to the field?
Our First Sergeant, now away on
furlough, seems to have become
Rumbaized. Was that to show the
folks up North what we-all south-_
erners do away down here? And
does the Madame give lessons at
six o'clock in the morning-at least
that's what the request stated on
the air the other day.
The social lions of the field, the
Base Personnel, had another fest
last week, this one in honor of Sgt.
and Mrs. John Hunter. The com-
paratively recent-married M r s.
Hunter was properly and informal-
ly inducted into the army.
Flash-Flash: The new kitchen
has officially opened and I know
that Tony Picconi, our Chef Par
Excellence, is indeed happy, as are
all the cooks and boys who work
in the kitchen. With all those new
utensils and equipment, they really
will be able to shine now. (No pun
An apology for the omission of
this column last week, but your re-
porter had to recoup from all that
pre-pay day activity.
I would like, in closing, to' ex-
press my appreciation to all those
people in town who read The
Echoes and particularly this col-
umn for all they have done for our
boys. They've been just tops and
we certainly do appreciate it.
Thank you all.
Jesse E. Harpe
913 Tampa Street
Seminole Sandwich Shop
5021 Florida Avenue
CHICKEN AND STEAK
Cuban Sandwiches A Specialty
1216 Franklin St.
Servicemen Are Welcome
Day or Nite at
501 Franklin St.
WE SERVE THE FINEST OF
811 Grand Central
BEER AND WINE
You May Go Far-
But you must spend an evening
M. MILLER'S BAR
Manuel Garcia Jr.'s
915 Tampa at Tyler
"THE HOME OF GOOD
Military Men Most Welcome
1403 Tampa St. Phone M-7150
Italian Foods Liquor-Beer
C. K. Hebble, Mgr.
1701 E. Broadway Ph. Y-1391
WE KEEP 'EM EATING
MAC DILL DREW
THE WHITE HOUSE
Morgan and Twiggs
Frank Rutas Chef of New York
SPAGHETTI AND RAVIOLI
WINE AND BEER
103 Hyde Park Ave.
685th Sig. A:W. Bept.
By ROBERT M. HENNING.
After a two weeks jaunt to places
we cannot mention, we are back in
the groove, so please forgive us,
This week we should like to
publicly greet Captain Stevenson,
our new company commander. Wel-
come to our organization, Captain.
Best wishes for a speedy recov-
ery to Corp. Robinson. Hurry up
and get out of there, Robbie. We
This reporter being noted for his
very own consensus of opinions
back in his home town, he feels
qualified to do a bit of prognosti-
cating. (25c please.) We'll venture
the opinion that the 685th has the
only General in A. W. at Drew.
Gents, none other than General
Stinson, the pride of the Kansas
plains. And that's really his name.
Aside to Les Nicolosi: "Whose
daughter are you currently asso-
ciating with? The rumors we
Pvt. Jim Locklear (of the North
Carolina Locklears) is seriously
considering taking a correspond-
ence course in the "art of being a
playboy," currently advertised in
True Story magazine. It seems that
a certain Blonde smiled at him in
the bus station the other night.
Privates King and Rudnicki blew
in fresh from furlough. Why all the
smiles? What's the deal, boys. We
thought the normal reaction on re-
Garcia's Cafe and Bar
1326 Franklin, at Constant
turning to camp was one of sor-
Tip to the suckers. See Hoosier
Hot Shot Smith. Don't forget to
bring the book, and we don't mean
the kind you read.
Imagine our own Joseph J. So-
kolowski's amazement Monday
morning at seeing his name in
print as being blown 75 feet
through the air by a torpedo blast
on a merchant vessel. Soko must
have thought himself a victim of
amnesia or some kind of a dual
personality. At least, he pinched
Now that Tampa is having a
chronic dim-out, some of the 685th
playboys are wondering how they
are going to visit the bright lights
of the fair city. Try getting lit up,
T/4th Frank D'Amico has offered
us a bit of sentimental composi-
tion for publication, but at this
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moment, trying to lbat the dead-
line as usual, we are unable to
locate our poet laureate.
We would like to use this me-
dium to appeal to the boys in the
company for a few suggestions and
bits of gossip to help us out. After
all, fellows, this column is for your
S YOU R LIP
,hen girls will have none of your lip, make
for the nearest PX and ask for Fleet's Chap
Stick. Makes sun-cracked wind-
roughened lips smooth again--
Chap Stick's swell protection in
every kind of weather..
DREWV FIELD ECHOES
Friday, IAugust 7, 1942
Frdy uut? 92DRWFEDEHE ae
505th Reg. 1st Rept'g
By PVT. J. D. SANDIFER.
Now that another pay day has
come and gone, and incidentally-
most of the pay gone, we have re-
signed ourselves to the inconveni-
ences of another month without "a
little filthy lucre". That, in case
one should need reminding, can be
a very unhappy state of affairs. Oh,
well-Shakespeare must have had
a vision of the typical American
soldier when he wrote "what fools
these mortals be".
And speaking of fools, there are
some fellows in the company who
surely can't be classified in that
category. They asked for furloughs
land are now enjoying the un-
tspeakable pleasures which only the
%boys on leave can know. Sgt. Rus-
sell L. Geary took off for Illinois,
and we do hope he doesn't find it
necessary to spend all his time
nursing a yellow jaundice patient.
Sgt. Tech. Arthur E. Curd is giv-
ing the folks in the Bronx, New
York, a treat. Raleigh, N. C., called
to Pvt. Franklin E. Yarborough
with an irresistible urge. Pvt. Mar-
tin J. Karbowiak got off to an
enthusiastic start to the old home
town in Pennsylvania with a voci-
ferous "Pappy, I'm a-coming
home." Having a great time in
Greenville, S. C., is Pvt. George W.
Hightower. We hope to have that
BIG story about George within the
next few days.
These thoughts of furloughs re-
mind is of the bit of deception
pulled on his unsuspecting friends
by Sgt. John W. "Romeo" Hayes
who left innocently enough for
Evansville, Ind., recently) only to
write back for an extension so that
he might have a few extra days for
honeymooning. All the boys are
waiting to wring your neck for the
deception, Johnnie, but to con-
gratulate you and to wish you and
Margaret a long life of supreme
The ingratitude of some people
is almost enough to floor the most
hardened of us at times. Imagine
S/Sgt. Andrew D'Agostino giving
the mail clerk a verbal thrashing
for failing to present him a letter
on Monday when he had received
no less than six at one call on the
Everyone is permitted only one
guess for ascertaining the identity
of the fellow who is interested in
interviewing the chaplain about a
most important matter. This sounds
suspiciously of more wedding bells
for the company, fellows. We're
looking forward 'to seeing you
groomed and brided,-and Mildred
(well, boys, how is your guess?).
We have a sneaking suspicion
that we shan't be seeing much of
T/Sgt. Charles E. Boulin next
week. An exciting telephone call to
Irwin, Pa., brings the information
that Betty is planning a trip to
Cpl. George R. Hedges is back
in the company after a period of
In order to devote more time to
his social obligation, Sgt. Tech.
Joseph R. Bausone has engaged the
services of a private secretary to
take charge of his personal cor-
respondence. More power to you,
NICK THE TAILOR
Cleaning and Pressing
We Alter Army Uniforms
208 Harrison St. Tampa
p Opq. O ,4SB4.- S B,.--- -- -
350th SERVICE SQUADRON
M/Sgt. Heino L. Koskie, Cana-
dan-born, was promoted last week
from Tech. Sgt. to Master Ser-
geant, reaching the heights of an
enlisted man's dream after 21
years service in the U. S. Army.
He is the chief clerk in the Tech
Supply and has proven himself a
capable departmental head.
The 350th had their first big
squadron party Monday last; there
was plenty to eat and drink, and
danceable music was furnished by
enlisted men of the Air Corps. It
was a huge successand a good time
was had by all. The party was at-
tended by Major Kaeppel, Captain
Turner, Lieutenant Rice and their
Our Non-Coms and their wives
also attended, and we found that
First Sgt. Wyatt and M/Sgt. Box
cannot only move their legs in the
mornings, running, but do ver y
well on the dance floor. S/Sgt.
Ackerly had a gay time, but spent
the best part of the evening talk-
ing to his best gal, the missus.
Headquarters Squadron yelled
crybabies last week, so 350th, the
diaper ten, beat 'em bad at soft
ball by the score of 11 to 6.
Pvt. Edward (Lysander Boscomb)
Huth has been getting packages of
sweets, but the boys have been
complaining of the soap taste.
Seems Mom got her packages mix-.
ed, but Boscom has written home
and the goodies will taste better
next trip, fellers.
Sgt. Krueger and Pvt. Hudson
had a gentleman's duel and donned
the mittens for the hand of the
beautiful Pearl and, fellers, she
must have been beautiful. Although
both gladiators gave out with some
fancy footwork, it was a waltz in
three-quarters time without the
A number of our boys have been
acting as extras in the Warner
Brothers' film being made here at
Drew Field, starring our young and
dashing Pvt. Smith who has made
YOU KNOW THA-A-ATT a by-
word in our squadron, also John
Garfield a nd Harry Carey, and
when the battle is over and Vic-
tory is ours, these soldiers will be
making a beeline for Hollywood
and the bright lights.
T/Sgt. Mitchell has been beating
his gums the past few weeks in the
350th's eng. section, but has whip-
ped a fine office staff into shape.
Pvt. Steve Harnick can be found
any nite at the U.S.O. Club in town
chopping out 18-page letters to his
pretty wife. That boy has persever-
MEET THE NEW CHAP- quite an athlete in his days, par-
LAIN OF THE 564th ticipating in basketball and swim-
The 564th SAW Bn. Sep now has
a chaplain of its own. He is Chap-
lain Whitemore E. Beardsley.
Under the blue sky and on the
sun-kissed grass in the rear of
Green Gables, Chaplain Beardsley
conducted his first services for the
Battalion; He was warmly received.
Chaplain Beardsley was born in
Kansas City, Kansas, in 1911 and
was ordained at Westhampton,
Mass. He attended McKendree Col-
lege, Lebanon, Ill., and Hartford
Seminary, Hartford, Conn. He stu-
died at Cambridge University i n
England for one year, from 1935
He's a Protestant and was minis-
ter of the Westhanipton Congrega-
tional Church from 1936 to 1942.
He entered the Army in June, 1942.
His hobby is photography. The
Chaplain is considered an excel-
lent amateur photographer.
Chaplain Beardsley was al s o
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 Hour
15 Minute Service
During Rush Hors
For Further Information
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He flew by his britches, did
He lost flying speed at the top
of an Eight,
He slipped and he fluttered,
thought he'd get clear;
He'd have won his commission
the first of the year!
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412 Tampa St. Ph. 2524
Open 'Til 7 P. M.
Tampa Bay Market
Box Fruit Shipped Anywhere
Beer, Wine, Special Sandwiches
Groceries, Fruits, Magazines,
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and KNOWS his business"
DREW FlELD ECHOES
Friday, Aug~ust 7, 194-2
Page 8 DREW FIELD ECHOES Friday, August 7, 1942
1st REPORTING CO.
ON THE BALL
.Furolugh time is again here
and your favorite correspondent,
Cpl. C. Gaudiello, is one of
those lucky chaps. During his
absence, I shall try and throw
the slingo jingo as well as he
did. Have a good time, Joe, and
get a good rest. Give them Bklyn
shingles my best Corp. Spake
has quit a-courtin' and is now
back to flying low. Look out, you
Japs! S/Sgt. Fred Brearley
is feeling low. His wife went
back to deep in the heart of
Texas to save the dough. W'at's
cooking Fred? 1st Sgt. Hardy
is having a time balancing the
budget after last Friday. But who
isn't? Guess we will have to ex-
cuse him, eh, fellows .
This office hears that Gus Tal-
lent likes '38 Packards. What
plays, Gus? .
What with Garfield in camp,
our boys are a little disappointed
that, as yet, he hasn't invited
them up yet. How about that,
John? P. S.: You can call Tent
City operator and ask for Ex.
103 Just found out We have
a former jockey in our company
who used to ride under the name
of E. Burns. He is now known
as Pvt. Burton. Sorry-no tips,
Earl What certain Sgt. is
giving Hitler competition in grow-
ing a mustache even though he
hasn't any hear on his head?
. A little info came to me from
up north. A girl called Dottie
gave her boy friend, Dave, the
pitch. Here's a prayer that her
present throb gets drafted, 'cause
if what she says is true, he's a
one man army .
Don't worry, all you fellows
who have ration money due, Sgts.
Durrette and Pratt are working
6n it. And that's a scoop, not an
ice cream dip Pvt. Welpe
suggests air conditioning for the
boys in hutments. By the way,
does any one know where that
name originated? Hmmmm, have
you Yanks ever heard of a sweat
box? Chaplain O'Brien, this
Co.'s favorite, was in to see us
ind believe me, he's always wel-
come A hail and hearty
welcome to the new officers who
just arrived at Drew Field. I'm
iure they will like it Found
out my gal has finally started her
trousseau bluesheets. Wheeeeeee
With all the fellows' wives
Coming down, we soldiers are on
Double alert all the time. I'm only
kidding, gals-have to take up
space somehow Wish Joe
were ,here to tell me some of his
Tarpon Springs exploits. Oh, yes!
A. D., too. No, I'm not kidding
you fellows, none of that this
week Fuzz Wuzz Pratt is
Phone S-5073 Prompt Delivery
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KEEP IN TRIM
(Continued From Page 1)
Why doesn't one of the soldiers cultivate a handlebar mustache?"
Rosalie Baya, Capt. Tully's secretary: "Get out of here!"
Mabel Chestnut, milkmaid at PX No. 1: "I like some shapes
of mustaches on some types of people, but I don't like any of
these. As a matter of fact, now that I think of it, Clark Gable
is the only man I've ever appreciated in a mustache."
Jane Dunlap: "I like them for a reason (reason unstated),
but I like them small and thin-the Kent Taylor type, just like
the one you have drawn on the far right. I don't like Hitler's
at all-think I'll grow my own."
Dorothy Ferrell, cashier, PX No. 1: "I don't like 'em at all,
especially the one on the left-it looks like a soup strainer."
Pointing to a nearby customer, she remarked: "His mustache re-
minds me of a baseball team-nine on each side."
Margaret Humphrey, cigarette girl at PX: "Oooh, they scratch.
That's all, brother."
Rita Labbey, another PX cashier: "I don't like any mus-
taches, especially on otherwise handsome soldiers." (After a little
arm-twisting, she admitted the Paul Whiteman type 'on the far
right might be acceptable.)
Jean Missing, new cutie at north counter, PX 1: 'The smilin'
Jack type, third from right, interests ie, but I don't like side-
burns. I've never gone with a be-mustached boy, thank good-
Mary Anderson: Fainted.
To all soldiers-whether or not you consider the above re-
marks revealing, you've got some names. Now, see if you can
get their phone numbers.
getting himself a canoe so that he
can go up Six Mile Creek. What's
cooking cousin? .. Corp. Chia-
fari makes a statement to the
press, quote: After one week of
married life, nothing could be
finer, and I mean, in Tampa .
Hey! What's this I hear about Bird
Dog having the logoda gdgo? .
"Mail Bag" Kociensky is still
bringing the stuff to the First
Rept. Co. Incidentally, have any
of you seen his future? Hummmm!
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Service Men and Friends to the
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Dancing and Refreshments
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The Tavern Bar and Grill
HOT AND COLD LUNCHES
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DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, August 7., 1942
Natural Springs.. Temperature 72o