Friday, August 28, 1942
VOL 1 NO 26 Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida
Army Emergency Relief to Aid
Needy Soldiers and Dependents
505th MAGICIAN A
FELLOW TO WATCH
By T/5G. GEORGE T. BOWERS
"I wouldn't play cards with
This expression is typical about
dusk in the Communications
Company's Administration tent in
the 505th. The daily routine and
personal duties are forgotten
when the boys gather around to
watch an impromptu magic per-
formance by Cpl. Clifford Bennett,
of Petersburg, Ind. And it's small
wonder the boys become goggle-
eyed from watching his many im-
possible feats. For Cpl. Bennett
has been mystifying the public
with his magic ever since he was
old enough to hold a wand in his
He performed his first trick at
the age of five. His mother was
very much amazed when he caused
a coin to disappear. (He swal-
lowed it!) Since that early at-
tempt at magic, Cpl. Bennett's
technique improved until he be-
came a full-fledged magician.
Even in his high school days, he
was jerking rabbits out of hats
and causing snow-white doves to
disappear into thin air. For sev-
eral years he made the rounds of
the theaters and clubs, playing
under h s professional name.
"Dracstein, The Miracle Maker of
Magic." He presented a 15-minute
act of pantomime magic; his fea-
ture trick was picking lighted cig-
arettes from the air.
Cpl. Bennett could rightly be
classified as "The Boy Edison of
Magic." His flare for legerdemain
has produced dozens of magical
inventions. Many are being sold
across magic counters today, while
Ushers he is keeping for his own
'rsonal use when he returns to
Before Cpl. Bennett was induct-
ed into the army-he is now the
Company Clerk-he was working
at the world's largest magic com-
pany which is located in Michi-
gan. There he had a chance to
develop his technique and work
out his many ideas for new tricks.
This factory of enchantment is
the headquarters for all traveling
magicians, and while there he
made friends with such famous
wand wielders as Blackstone
(world's greatest magician), Ni-
cola, Abbott, Scarne, Grant, etc.
On of the favorite tricks the
boys enjoy watching is Cpl. Ben-
nett's Impossible Poker Deal. Let
me explain why it is impossible:
A borrowed deck is shuffled and
cut several times. In slow motion
-get this-Cpl. Bennet deals out
four poker hands. When the play-
ers glance at their cards, their
eyes bulge out at the sight of see-
ing a miniature art gallery-pic-
ture cards all of the same denomi-
nation. Terrific hands of this cal-
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Army Emergency Relief has
been organized by the Army to
give speedy financial help and
other assistance to all soldiers and
their dependents who deserve
help, whenever and wherever such
help is needed. Relief may be
granted in the form of money, by
loans, by aid in kind including
fuel, medical and dental care, hos-
pitalization, assistance in securing
pensions, compensation, insurance
and allotments, and through in-
formation, consultant, placement,
and supervisory services.
Soldiers or their dependents
can ask for help at any Army Post,
camp or air field, or local Red
Cross Chapter, where full infor-
mation will be available.
When applying, dependents
must give name, grade, serial
number, organization, station or
last mailing address of the soldier.
Band Member Composer
of Polkas and Tangos
The latest addition to the Air
Force Band, Pvt. Mojmir Sedlac,
it not only a flutist of consider-
able skill, but a composer as well.
Only 28 years old, Pvt. Sedlac
is a seasoned veteran as a band
and orchestra flutist. A native of
Chicago, where he played during
the season of 1936 with the Oak
Park Symphony Orchestra, he
journeyed to Hollywood in order
to study under Julius Furman of
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, reputed to
be one of the finest flutists in the
Sedlac profited by Furman's tu-
telage and learned to compose
music while in Hollywood. He has
already had published several
original compositions. In 1942 he
wrote a Czech Band Polka and
had it published in Chicago. He
also composed an Argentine tan-
go for an all-Latin revue while
in Mexico City.
In 1939 Sedlac enlisted in the
Army, becoming a member of the
11th Field Artillery Brigade Band,
stationed in Honolulu. While in
Hawaii he played with the Hono-
lulu Symphony Orchestra.
On Dec. 19, 1941, he signed up
for another hitch and was sta-
tioned at Mitchell Field, N. Y.
While there he buddied around
with Bud Estes and Luukkonen,
both of whom are now members
of the Drew Field band, and they
began the preparation of a musi-
cal revue, "the Deep Sleep Seven."
They expect to complete it during
their leisure hours here at .Drew
FORMER DREW MAN
WINS FLIGHT WINGS
Way back in December, Corpo-
ral Ralph F. Bladell, a mem-
ber of the 13th Transport Group
at Drew Field, passed an exami-
nation for flight training. In Jan-
uary he started his training to be-
come an officer in the Army Air
Corps. A recent communique lists
Corporal Bladell as among the
graduates at Foster Field, Sep-
Major Ziska Promoted
Major Clarence W. Ziska, Base
Administrative Inspector, recently
was elevated in rank from cap-
tain to his present position. In
civilian life, Major Ziska, who
comes from Bedford, Ohio, was a
construction superintendent in the
local building trade circles.
An officer in the Ohio National
Guard since 1929, Major Ziska
was called into service on Oct. 15,
1940. From that date until Jan.,
1942, he served as the regimental
supply officer of the 112th En-
gineering Regiment at Camp Shel-
In Jan., 1942, he was trans-
ferred to Drew Field where he
has served as Base Administrative
Inspector ever since.
Drew Men Work to Save Rubber
Drew soldiers show how to save automobile tires. In the above picture an officer makes a "spot
check," having his men test thoroughly.
Allowances to Dependents
Will Be Paid In September
The War Department has announced that checks in payment
of allowances to dependents of enlisted men of the Army, covering
the first applications to be approved, will go out shortly after
September 1st. These checks will include all sums accrued up to
that date in the individual cases covered. Thereafter payments
will continue to be made shortly after the first of each month
for sums accrued up to the end of the previous month on approved
Inexpensive Gadget Replaces
Very Costly Hydraulic Jacks
CAPT. HUDGES [at left] points out how new gadget works.
"When I need something, I go
out and make it."
That philosophy of American
ingenuity expressed by Capt. J.
N. Hudgens explains two inven-
tions of the Drew Field Sub De-
pot Engineering Officer which are
now being successfully used at the
Refusing to be balked by priori-
ties or wartime production and
difficulties, Capt. Hudgens invent-
ed a tripod jack to save wear and
tear on the expensive hydraulic
jack used in repairing airplanes.
Eight of these tripod jacks-built
in the subdepot machine shop-
are now used in the subdepot.
Fifty-two inches high, the jack
stands on a three-foot triangular
base and has an inch or an inch
and a half pipe, depending on the
load it must carry. There is also
a pin to meet the requirements of
different heights o f airplane
The man-powered jack elimi-
nates holding up airplanes over a
long period of hours with the hy-
draulic jack, a procedure which is
hard on the expensive tool. Capt.
Hudgens finds his invention very
successful as long as it is not over-
loaded, and thinks it will last a
When lifted into position by a
tripod jack, a plane may be serv-
iced, the landing gears checked
for extended or retracted posi-
tion, and also the limit switches
which operate and control the
landing gears. The plane may be
jacked up in the same position as
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Drew soldiers are right on the
ball when it comes to conservation
of rubber. Drivers of all army
vehicles at Drew Field are in-
structed to avoid rubber waste re-
sulting from excessive use of
brakes, quick starts, sudden stops,
taking curves too fast and bump-
ing against curbs. They also check
the air pressure in their tires
every day, government records re-
vealing that tires only 80 per cent
inflated waste 30 per cent of their
Vehicles not in use are jacked
up and put on blocks to keep
weight off idle tires. Dual tires
are removed from trucks not
loaded heavily enough to need
them. Wheels on all trucks are
switched periodically to insure
even wear. Brakes are kept prop-
erly adjusted and wheel align-
ment is checked regularly.
In truck operation, drivers are
taught to avoid excessive loads
and to see that loads are evenly
Every vehicle at the field has
a regular driver who keeps it in
first-class condition. In case, how-
ever, that he overlooks such items
as under-inflation or improper
lubrication, a motor sergeant who
is specially trained in mainte-
nance and transportation checks
As an extra precaution, the
base automotive officer makes
frequent "spot checks" of cars
and trucks used by every unit in
the field, putting a crew of
trained men at work checking it
from the ground up. This shows
how well the maintenance rules
are being observed.
The war department has just
authorized a qualification badge
for drivers and mechanics who
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Of Drew Field
A 12-page pictorial story of
life at Drew Field will appear
In the magazine supplement of
The St. Petersburg Times on
Sunday, Sept. 6. The Drew
Field public relations staff co-
3perated with The Times in
making the story possible. The
Base Photo Lab. took most of
the pictures, receiving assis-
tance from Lt. Clare G. Shar-
key and Corporal Radford C.
Williams, of the Third Fighter
Command. Don't fail to get a
copy of this issue.
Drewr Field, Tampa, Florida
Published Every:1 Pridayy
VOL. 1, NO. 2G
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, August 28, 1942
The Drew Field Echoes 5"iLI*h 505th Magiian
GLENN R. ROSS, Publisher 564th M continued S505t M agiia
Tampa Army Newspapers Continued fron Page 1)
Business Office: By T/SGT. HENRY J. KATZ fiber would excite the most experi-
1115 FLORIDA AVENUE enced gamblers, and before the
Tampa, Florida The 564th Blue Ribbon Litter betting is over, their eye-teeth, no
P. o. Box 522 Phone 2177 & Ambulance Team came through doubt, would be included in the
with another victory last Saturday pot. When the actual showdown
All advertisements contained in when they gave one of their comes, Cpl. Bennett calmly lays
this newspaper are also contained in
the MacDwll Field Fly Leaf. Minmnum famous demonstrations of litter out-you guessed it-four beauti-
loint circulation: 8,000 copies. drill and ambulance loading for ful aces! See wat I mean?
ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED the benefit of the American Red P. S.: Dracstein doesn't gam-
ON REQ.UEST Cross Women's Ambulance Corps. ble!
They did a very good job (they
A newspaper published exclusive- say), but then, who wouldn't, with
ly for the personnel of Drew Field such nice ladies for the audience? nexpensiveGad
and devoted to military interests
and the United Nations Victory. Roaming again We meant (Continued from Page 1).
Opinions expressed in this news- no harm last week when we stat-
paper are those of the individual ed that Sgt. Michel came in sober when flying, ana any check of in-
writers and under no circumstances
are they to be considered those of one night. After all, every man struments which must be done at
the United States Army. Advertise- is entitled to SOME relaxation. a flying position is easily accom-
ments in this publication do not Cpl. Ayvaxian is walking on polished.
constitute an endorsement by the air these days. It seems as though It took Capt. Hudgens only a
War Department or its personnel of
the products advertised, his shoes need re-soling. .. Cpl. few days to invent the jack and
Widell is going to sell his hair to approximately the same time for
Army Life the mattress industry. Either that him to have it made in the ma-
or take out shares in the Brillo chine shop. The instrument is in-
The army life is bright and gayCompany. expensively made, having been
If you smile along th gay; Pfc. Waterman, on detached constructed from pieces of angle
On the other hand, if you can't service at Weehauken, N. J., iron and heavy gauge pipe. After
take it, claims the mosquitoes are no bet- the pieces are cut to the desired
It's like all else, just what you ter up there than they are here. length, only an hour or so is re-
make it. Cpl. Walk (spelled Halk in quired to weld them together.
Last week's Echoes) is quite hap- Another invention by Captain
It's easy, but you can make it py. Ruby loves him. For further Hudgens being successfully used
hard, details, see Cpl. Walk. Pvt. at Drew Field is a four-tier repair
If army rules you disregard; Vento has been in the hospital al- tray on castors, known around
The place where the army out- most a week. Hope we'll see him the subdepot as a tray dolly.
stands, back here soon Pvt. Simeone, Cowling and other parts of the
Is not enjoyed in foreign lands, the company painter, musician, plane are placed on the tray dur-
and what have you, thinks Bach ing repairs, t h u s eliminating
Our men are all on equal terms, is a type of beer. strewing vital parts of the plane
Be he "man," mouse or worm; Pvt. McDuff is getting to be
It matters not as to your descent, quite handy with our Calamine
Your quarters will be in the new Lotion. In fact, we might even go
Ball."... Cpl. Pansar likes Tam-
You'll take your hikes along with pa's 5 and 10 cent stores. He THEATRE
the rest, claims Newberry's has a charming TH EA TR
And all the requirements are to item at one of the counters. MCDILL AVE. AT SAN CARLOS
do your best; Pfc. Gabelman has finally learned Open 3 P. M. Daily
If at any time you can't pull the difference between Boric Acid Program' Week of August 80th
through, and Iodine. Boric Acid, he claims, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Remember-there's millions back- has BLACK letters on the bottle, "STRIKE UP THE BAND," with
ing you. and Iodine, RED. It's a darned Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland
good thing he's not color-blind. Also "Meet Boston Blackle," with
Chester Morris and Rochelle
Have no fear when you're being (The operation was a success, but Hudson. Added News.
inspected, the patient died.) Wed., Thurs., Sept. 2, 3
You won't be kicked, only cor- Pfc. Eichorn wants to go over- "BROADWAY LIMITED," with
rected; seas; he has an Axis to grind... Victor McLaglen and Marjorie
There's room in the army for S/Sgt. Simcox has invented a lad- "1I Want a Divorce," with Dick
many more, der without rungs for use when Powell and Joan Blondell
And a recruiting office at your cleaning cellar windows ... .Capt. Fri., Sat., Sept. 4, 5
front door. B. S. Shapley, our Battalion Sur- "UNHOLY PARTNERS," with
So come on, fellows, don't be geon, is having trouble with his Edw. G. Robinson, Edw. Arnold
Also "Cherokee Strip," with
alone, wristwatch, a Christnas present. Richard Dix and Andy Clyde
Let's get it over, and we'll all go It turns green every spring. At
home. least he can use it to tell the SOLDIERS 17c
-Pfc. A. P. Hensley, seasons, as well as the time.
Plotting !Company, 564
SAW. Bn. Sep.
SM MILITARY CLOTHES
Drew Men Work ,
that fit better!
(Continued from Page 1).
have performed their duties for OPEN TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS
at least three months with a rat-
ing of excellent. The badge will
be a cross of oxidized silver bear-
ing a disc wheel with a tire at its
center. A bar suspended from the
badge will show the type of quali-
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Awards will be made by the or-
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Each tray is marked with chalk so 711 V0 A N K I
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long. Captain Hudgens construct-
ed the four-tier tray from lumber NOW PLAYING Thru Friday
in the hangar carpenter shop and
seven such trays are now in use SW18 G JlllBOREE!
in the hangar. All were made of S l JA BO
scrap lumber; the only thing You'll hit the high spots
bought were the castors.
In civilian life, Captain Hudg- at this nightspc.
ens was a Diesel and civil engi-
neer at Albany, Ga. He has 15 R
years experience in construction
and four years as an aeroplane r
engineer. Ie came to Drew Field. 7
June 26 from the Air Depot at STgg
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Friday, August 28. 1942 DREW FIELD ECHOES Page 3
By PFC. JOHN E. LEE
The Medics have a new editor
due to the fact that our former
editor, Pfc. Frank Focht, is too
busy applying Fitch's Shampoo to
his fast-falling hair, so, folks, I
hope I can do as good a job as
my friend Frank.
The boys in Dispensary No. 2
were really surprised to hear that
our little bashful boy, Pvt. Duche-
min, stepped out and really mar-
ried that little womao he was
dreaming about. The boys all wish
him the 'best of luck and hope
that all his troubles will be little
ones. Be careful, Sgt. Repass,
those bells are ringing close to
From all reports, via New York
City, Pfc. Goria and Schub are
really painting the town. Better
watch out for Winchell, boys.
Something seems to be missing in
the Flight Surgeon's office since
genial Lt. Gonczy left us. We all
sincerely wish him the best of
luck in his new post.
Ask Sgt. Walters about the
earthquake that hit Barracks No.
2 the other night. I wonder if
that is the reason Pvt. Piellucci is
staying out of Sgt. Walter's sight
Congratulations are in order to
the following men who have been
promoted: Master Sergeant Dean,
1st Sergeant Walters, Staff Ser-
geant Senecal, Sergeant Evans,
Corporals Cain, Golden, Cruik-
shank, Hartung and Guthartz.
Pfc. Nemeth is sure getting
lonesome for Jersey since receiv-
ing that picture from that little
nurse he met while at home last.
Well, folks, if you really want
to see a ball game come over to
our new field just opposite the
Dispensary, when the boys are
playing. They really played a swell
game the other night, knocking
the 3rd F. C. by a score of 8 to 5.
Nice going, boys. It sort of looks
like Sgt. Evans is doing things in
threes. First he gets three stripes
and then he makes three errors in
the game the other night while
playing third 'base. Watch out for
those threes, Sgt.
The boys all seem to think that
Corporal Cain has applied phos-
phorous paint to his newly won
stripes, as they are so discernible
in the. dark.
Pvt. Bill Brown is really the
man-about-town. First his girl
friend spends a week here visit-
ing him, and now his aunt has
traveled 1,600 miles to see him.
At this time we wish to welcome
Pvt. Taconet, who has spent sev-
eral weeks at school at the Wal-
ter Reed Hospital, Washington,
505th 3rd Reporting Company
By NOEL WILKINS
Sunday, August 25th, the 3rd
Reporting "Swamp Rats" glori-
ously succumbed to a seventh-in-
ning batting blitz put on ,by the
1st Sgt. John P. Bryant, who
just returned from a furlough,
brings with him the toast of the
Blue Grass of Paducah, Kentucky
-Mrs. Vera Louise Bryant.
During the recent deluge, while
the showers were inoperative,
Tech. 5th Gr. William A. Good-
rich was seen laboriously scrub-
bing his inflated anatomy with a
G.I. brush and bucket. Some sight
S. some bucket.
A monument to man's ingenu-
ity now stands at the far end of
the 3rd Reporting Company's
area. Recently, a wooden bridge
was erected over the muddy wa-
ters of Lost Creek. The Herculean
task was accomplished by Cpl.
Orchids and Scallions:
Orchids to Cpl. James Spain-
hour for his recent promotion.
Scallions to Cpl. Carl Baker for
"I'll never do it again."
Scallions to Cpl. Walter T. Hart
for the bountiful bundles of Billet
Deuxs he leaves daily.
Attention N. Y.
To residents of New York
State: Representatives of the
New York State Ballot Com-
mission will be at Drew Field,
beginning 8 A.M., August 28,
for the purpose of assisting
New York residents in making
application for war ballots.
Soldiers who vote in New
York State are invited to con-
tact these representatives who
may be found in the East Wing
of the Base School Bldg.
Sub Depot Subs
Something new has been add-
ed to Sub-Depot. What used to be
the "Planning iSection" is now
Charlie Spaduzzi has been made
the Kingfish. Before coming to
Drew, Charlie was advertising
sales promotion manager for five
years with General Electric.
Is it possible for girls to come
any sweeter than Myrtle Klepach?
Myrt handles the Purchase Con-
trol Reports and Files. She has
five cats, but this doesn't sound
like Myrtle, as she isn't the least
Katherine Cox is taking care of
all the T. O. for the Engineering
foremen and mechanics. Before
coming to us she helped her hus-
band, who is in the floor servicing
business. Says she can make a
sanding machine jitterbug all over
Mike McCully is Supervisor of
the Stock Tracer Section. Before
coming to us last fall, he man-
aged W. T. Grant stores in N. J.
for seven years.
Albert Alverson, holding down
his first job as Stock Tracer, tells
me he's interested in tearing pho-
nographs and radios apart.
Bill Benton is also on his first
job. Came to us two months ago
from Embry-Riddle School of Avi-
ation in Miami. Was raised on a
farm in Georgia. Says he's a pret-
ty good rider-especially on a
Dorman has charge of all the
work orders. Before coming to us
she worked six years for Mutual
Bankers Corp. Helen says: "When
the h- am I going to get that
ride that everyone, from Capt.
Williams down, has promised
We wonder why Lt. Cromartie
always comes to attention when
he hears the name St. Pete. Could
it possibly be a all, ravishing
blonde in them thar parts?! ?-
Lt. Birnie has sure made a hit
with us all. Doesn't act like a 2nd
Lieut. at all and we bet he
won't be for long.
A Miraculous Medal was found
just outside of the hangar. If the
owner will see Ralph Hancock, it
will be returned.
SWIMMING MEET FOR
THIRD AIR FORCE
BEGINS SEPT. 16
The swimming tournament for
all organizations in or attached to
the Third Air Force stationed in
the Tampa area will begin Wed.,
Sept. 16, and continue for two or
more days, depending upon the
number of entries. Cuscaden
Swimming Pool, in Tampa, will be
the site of the tournament.
Teams representing squadrons,
companies, and detachments will
compete, with appropriate awards
going to the winning organiza-
tions and to the individual win-
ners. Team entries will be made
to Base Physical Training Offi-
cers of the various bases on or
before Sept. 10.
A large variety of individual
and team events will feature the
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Friday', Augusit 281, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
By CPL. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
Last week it was threats from
Pvt. Kane; this week the Sergeant
of the 828th Guard Squadron
(the group sharing our quarters)
appeals to us for a solution to
a serious problem. It seems that
his boys enjoy our daily rehearsals
to the extent that they refuse to
go to sleep after a hard day's
work for fear of missing these
"concerts" and he's concerned
about their health and physical
well-being. Don't worry, Sarge -
remember, "Music hath charms,
I hope that Pfc. Austin Plante's
transfer into the 828th Guard
Squadron won't be construed as
some sort of diplomatic subter-
fuge. It was not that we needed a
Good-Will Ambassador to main-
tain friendly relationship with our
good neighbors, but it may help
when events reach the stage
where the M.P.s begin to lose
sleep, not of their own volition,
but because (heaven forbid) we
Some of the lucky people who
happen to phone our office while
the band is in rehearsal are get-
ting a preview of our debut. Yes,
Bob Kane-I said "LUCKY."
Pfc. Jess Zimmerman, of the
Public Relations Staff, had a box
seat during the closing portion of
yesterday's band session, and lhe
didn't walk out on us That's
Sgt. Bittner, Cpl. Ferris, Pfc.
Hoier and Pvt. Vitale, comprising
a brass quartet of our members,
made a personal appearance at
Chaplain Clarc's services last
Sunday. They did all right, too-
got a return engagement.
Pvt. Krewson dropped in today
to say "so long" to his former
colleagues. Will is on his way to
become a bombardier-he used to
make little booms as a drummer;
now he will be making BIG
BOOMS when he gets a chance to
score some direct hits on that
gang of overseas "puskudniaks."
Best luck to you, Will.
Pvt. Costello has grown in pop-
ularity, as well as in stature, since
those prize packages have been
coming in regularly from Betty
back in Philly.
We traded Pfcs. Estes and Sed-
lak for a couple of broiled lob-
sters (or something) recently -
at least, it was a couple of strange
creatures we got .back after send-
ing our two 'bandsme.: to St. Pete
Thanks to Pfc. Regis, your
scribe spent a couple of pleasant
days last week-end at St. Pete
with the folks from 'back home.
Joe took charge of the Band Of-
fice situation during those days-
though he does not know it yet,
he's Chief Assistant to the 4th As-
sistant now (so, be prepared for
more "assisting," Joe).
There will be another trombone
in the band's brass section when
Sgt. Eaton returns from his fur-
lough this week. We're waiting.
By the way, have you heard?-
NO INSTRUMENTS. FROM THE
11:00 A. M.-Sunday services,
Chapels 1 and 2.
11:00 A. M.-Sunday services,
Plant Field chapel.
Vesper services, 7:30 Sunday eve-
ning, Chapel 1.
Tuesday evening Prayer Meeting,
7:30 P. M., Chapel 1.
6:15 A. M.-Mass, Chapel 1.
9:00 A. M.-Mass, Chapels 1
11:00 A. M.-Theatre Bldg., near
By CPL. MARVIN HORKI
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.
What a morning! Your Drew
Field Presenters just finished a
morning broadcast-or should we
say that the morning broadcast
just about finished off your Drew
Field Presenters. The red signal
light from the announcer's room
wasn't working; neither was the
Came time for Jack Hartman
to fade in with his morning num-
ber. Where was Jack? Out in
the hall, getting a drink! The
break was filled by some fast
thinking-and talking. Boy, I
sure hope they get that light
Congratulations to Cpl. Pom-
peio-oops, we mean Sgt. Pom-
peio. Drew Field's popular con-
cert pianist received the good
news last week. Sgt. Pompeio is
a featured artist on the Friday
Johnny Hession, announcer and
singer on many of our programs,
is now on a little vacation; the
Army calls it a Bivouac. Hope you
are having fun, Johnny, but not
enough fun to keep you off of the
Friday night show.
A pat on the back for that old
timer in radio work at Drew
Field: yes, it's O. Z. Whitehead
who writes and produces most of
our big shows. Ozzie never comes
up with a dud. As a matter of
fact, his shows seem to get better
every week. Nice going, and keep
up the good work.
Time to'sign off now.
Drew Air Force
Almost hidden from Drew
Field's average soldier is the Air
Force band. But somewhere back
in the orange grove a small group
of men have been rehearsing
daily, and yesterday the band
made its debut-a "broadcast!"
Corporal Suzynski, member of
the band, arranged the broadcast
just to prove to the press that
the band was actually working
and had developed into a solid
outfit. It came over telephone
wires from Band-barracks to Pub-
lic Relations Office.
Activated in May, the band has
taken great strides in f o u r
months. It now numbers 17 men,
including the triple-tonguing bu-
glers, Holer and Ferris. With the
G.I. instruments still in some
"warehouse," the men have re-
deemed their own horns from
"hock shops" all over the coun-
Blaring forth on such military
melodies as "The Thunderer" and
"Something About a Soldier," the
band brought the following com-
ment from a passerby: "That
band-barracks is sure jumpin'
since those guys got their instru-
This statement is further cor-
roborated 'by members of the
M.P. night shift who try to sleep
in the daytime. Seems they occupy
the ground floor of the band bar-
racks, and will try to hold out
longer than the band. War makes
But, anyway, the band has made
its debut, even though it was
only heard by the fellows in pub-
lic relations. Private Kane, of the
Public Relations Office, when
queried as to the quality of the
band, laughed whimsically: "May-
be it was just a bad connection."
GOOD PICTURES AT
Aug. 29, Sat.-ENEMY AGENTS
MEET ELLERY QUEEN-
Wm. Gargan and Margaret
Lindsay. Inside Fighting
Russia, Timing Is Every-
thing, Mother Goose on the
Aug. 30-31, Sun. & Mon.-CROSS
ROADS Hedy Lamarr and
Wm. Powell, Copacabana Re-
view, News of the Day.
Sept. 1, Tues.-LITTLE TOKYO,
U. S. A.-Preston Foster and
Brenda Joyce, Don't Talk,
Men for the Fleet, Hop, Skip
and a Chump.
Sept. 2-3, Wed. & Thurs-FOOT-
LIGHT SERENADE Betty
Grable, John Payne and Vic-
tor Mature, News of the Day,
Pete Smith's Scrapbook.
Sept. 4, Fri.-JOAN OF OZARK
-Judy Canova and Joe E.
Brown, Quiz Kids, Popular
Drew Nine Makes Clean
Sweep Over Week-End
Tasco, 6-2; Bekeza
Smacks Home Run
The Drew Interceptors bunched
seven hits to defeat the Tasco
Shipbuilders, 6 to 2, in a West
Coast league game Friday after-
noon at Macfarlane park.
Tasco took the lead in the first
inning with one run, but Catcher
Bekeza, captain of the Drew
team, pounded out a home run in
the fourth to tie the score, and in
the next inning his mates bunched
five hits for four runs and the
Swindells on the mound for
Drew, gave up 10 hits, but except
in the first and last innings, they
were unable to 'bunch them.
Tasco, AC 100 000 001-2 10 2
Drew ........000 140 01x-6 7 2
J. Fernandez and Contrera;
Swindells and Bekeza.
By CPL MIKE DODD
The 309th Service Group did no
little ribbing in our direction last
week. Quote: "Tonight we play a
team that we have never met be-
fore-the 9th Fighter Nine, and
we are looking forward to adding
their scalps to our belt. So let's
have a good turnout, men, and
see if this team will live up to
their name: Fighter Nine." Un-
quote. Seems as though we did
live up to our name. The outcome
of the fray on the diamond was
like -this: Score-6 to 1, in our
favor. So it's ha-ha-ha from us to
Here's a hearty welcome to Lt-
Jack J. Kooistra, who recently
joined this organization. Lt Koo-
istra hails from up Michigan way,
and he's the sort of person who
wins hosts of friends wherever he
goes. He's done just that in this
As most Drew Field men know,
especially those who live on the
base, sidewalks are being painted
green. Well, Sgt. Ed Henderson,
he of the mess, approaching the
freshly painted walks for the first
time, was dumfounded. "Where
the heck have they moved the
concrete sidewalks?" he asked
himself. It was such a good job
of camouflage that the sergeant
thought the concrete walks had
actually been moved, and that
green grass had grown in their
The other day the phone rang,
as phones sometimes do, and was
answered by ye scribe. A feminine
voice purred: "Is Pvt. Enrico
Fostonoski there?" Upon being
The Drew Interceptors made a
clean sweep of all three games
over the week-end in winning
numbers 32, 33 and 34 for the
current baseball season. Drew
trounced Food Machinery of Lake-
land, 12-5, on Friday; Belleair
Army nine, of Clearwater, 4-2, on
Saturday, and U.S.P.P., 5-4, on
Only one game was a West
Coast league affair, that with the
U.S.P.P. nine in which Drew won
5-4 to' move them up to second
place in the league with a 3-2
Drew staged a ninth-inning
rally to come from behind and nip
the Phosphoric nine with a two-
run rally for the ball game. Todd
led off for the Interceptors by
walking, Klimczak singled and
Bekeza walked to fill the bases.
The hitting star of Friday's game,
Second Baseman Riorden, slapped
the, first pitch for a long drive
into right center to score the tying
and winning runs.
Peyton Epps went the route for
the Interceptors in allowing the
losers eight hits and no free
passes, while his mates were gar-
nering five blows off the deliv-
eries of Jackson.
The Interceptors finally con-
quered the only team that has
held a constant jinx over them all
The Interceptors finally broke
the jinx with Food Machinery nine
of Lakeland by defeating them,
12-5, on Friday for the first time
in the four games the two teams
Bronson held the hard-hitting
Food Machinery nine while the
Interceptors were manufacturing
12 runs and the ball game.
Drew defeated the Belleair
army nine, of Clearwajer, 4-3,
on Saturday in a hard-fought
game. Fred Swindells hung up his
17th win of the season in limiting
the losers to six hits, while his
mates were collecting the same
amount off Wenzel.
Second Baseman Riorden led
the attack for the Interceptors
with three singles in four tries,
besides playing a sparkling game
at the keystone sack.
Score by innings:
Friday's game: R H E
Drew ......000 081 012-12 16 2
Lakeland 030 200 000- 5 7 2
Brasnan and Bekeza; Norris,
Gartfell and White.
Saturday's game: R H E
Drew ..........110 020 000-4 6 1
Belleair ......000 020 000-2 6 3
Sunday's game: R HE
U.S.P.P ......020 010 100-4 8 4
Drew ........300 000 002-5 5 2
Jackson and Polk; Epps and
told that he was on K.P., the little
gal queried further: "What's
K.P.?" "Kitchen Police," I in-
formed her. "Does he wear a
badge?" she asked sweetly. At
that my hand slammed back the
receiver on the phone before I
knew what had happened.
DRE'VV FIELD ECHOES
Fridav, August 28, 1912,
Friday, August 28, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
1st Rept'g Co. 553rd Sig. J)':" ":-;
SFON THE BALL BOB'S OPEN EVENINGS
309th SERVICE Group .
By CPL. JOE GAUDIELLO
HQ and HQ Squadron 327 Service Squadron Hold on, men; T/5 A. D. John- y
son and Pvt. Milton Goldberg did Complete Line Military Supplies For The Needs Of :
By CPL. ANDREW PATERSON By PFC..T. G. MEO ot blow theirtops yet. You, too,plete Line Military Supplies For The Needs Of
Opportunity is always knocking We wonder why John Lomnicki would go around smiling at thin SERVICE MEN
for the enlisted man in the Army. is air, talking to yourself and look- ..
ethe d tem arnDept. Arme is sweating out his furlough? ing blank if your little gal blewi EXPERT TAILORING
out with a list of technical train- Culd it be hat he ispining for into town. Yep, Dot is he rom 207 E. Lafayette Street Tampa
ing available to the enlisted man. his sweetheart baok in McKees Nashville and Irene came dowgi
Believe me, I don't think they Rocks, Pa.? Sh! We will let you from the Bronx. Show the girls .,:<,....,,,...;.,,.o 4,;.^^.^^^^^. .
around, men, and have a good
missed a subject that won't bene- in on a secret. If his furlough tir men, a ave a
fit any man either while in the does come through, he will come T/Sgt. Elmer Leroy Fryar real-
life. Here is your chance-stop in back a married man. Perhaps he ly has the edge on his brother this
at the Orderly Room and we will doesn't know that a single man is time. Both boys enlisted in the
Army at the same time and, to-:`D A V IS.DvN C
be more than pleased to give you the happiest. Just kidding, John. this date, Elmer's brother is mas- Mr and Mrs Davis
any help we can. We wish you the best of luck in ter sergeant while our boy wears o Are Pleased to Announce the Opening of Their Restaurant
I believe we owe a vote of obtaining your leave. two under those buck stripes. AU T
thanks to Sg Stephen and his With the defense program going However, it was recently learned SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th
Supply Room personnel for the on perhaps it is a smart move on that Leroy has been selected for And Extend a Special Invitation to AM Service Men to Try Their
service they have given most of the girl's part to marry a man 0. C. S. and will change stripes ..
us in obtaining our clothing short- with some experience in cooking. for bars. Best of luck, Elmer; Special 30c Plate Lunch
ages. Those natty, new-styled, Pvt. McKelvy has been asking for bring home the bacon. .. %
open-at-the-neck shirts have most his girl's hand in marriage for the T/5 Frank (Buck) Chiafari is. And a la Carte Service
of the fully supplied older men past wo years. It was not until he in trouble again. When Ann (Mrs.
envious, and they are just won- graduated from cooks and bakers Buck) left for home a short time 306 Franklin St. Phone M 64-913
during how in the devil they, too, school that she said yes. So con- ago Buck promised he would -o
can be up-to-the-minute in style gratulations to you both on your write every day and, boy, he don't 4"":*.:'~ K"1""":**':""1~""****:
"just like the recruits." new adventure. May it be long know what he let himself in for.
Su( l. and happy. Oftentimes he will be seen in some
Your scribe leaves on a fur- Now us men of 211 know how tavern, sweet shop or hotel with SERVICE MEN OFFICERS FAMILIES
louh Tuesday and is leavi th sardines feel when they are pen and paper in his hand and FOR REALLY GOOD FOOD AT MODERATE PRIOBB
chit-chat in the capablehands of packed in a can. With the Signal just gazing about with a puzzled PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE-FOLLOW THE CROWD TO
Pfc. Horton. In other words, let Corps moving into one of our bar- look on his face. The poor guy, he
him have the headache for awhile, racks, it was necessary for us to means well. It's just that he is T h e C o lo n n ad e
h.double up. Where there is room out of words so often.. .. T h e C olo n n ad e
At this in the heart there is room in the Sgt. Stu Gessford, how are BAYSHOI and JULIA
good word for our Medics in thei house. All in all we are just one things with Florence going these LIA
efficient handling of "an overdose happy group. Now we don't have days? Men, T/5 H. H. Funk is Steak, Sea Food and Chicken Dinners 50
of the sun case" on the Obstacle to go so far to make a loan. back with us. Ask him to show Steak, Sea Food and Chcken Dinners 50c
course last week. They rey It looks as though our softball you the pictures of how "Baby" Delicious Sandwiches
showed they knew their "stuf," team can't be stopped. We played should look! Pfc. Bob Pratt, when
and its' nice to know that they are two games in the past week and is the Mrs. coming to town? ~.-,:...... ......o..:..*..:..:...- ..
handy when needed. were victorious in both. This Rookie Krepela, let's get on the SERVICE MEN ARE INVITED
n w n made it seven straight games that ball. .. T/5 Tommy Fragale is
Let this be a warning-be re- we have won, beating the Signal also back with us and is looking A L MA
ful about lighted matches when Hq. & Hq., Third Figlhter Com- for those loose threads he left
around S/Sgt. Gennerella. "Gen- mand, and the Hq. & Hq. Sq., behind. ... *. We Serve the Finest of Spanish Foods and Special Spanish
" just finished a course in Fire Third Fighter Command. An inside scoop, men. Lin-za- Dishes
Prevention, and it is like almost We want to welcome T/Sgt gil-lin, Sgt. J. R. Moreland is 203 E. Cass Street Tampa, Florida
taking your life in your hands to Wyatt into our squadron. T/Sgt. thinking of doing it this week. He ,.......,.-...,,.,:~: ... ......-o ..
limht a match when he is around. Wyatt came to us from the de- volunteered for guard duty early
Should he happen to corner you parting 350th Service Squadron. in the week so he would be free
and start talking about incendiary Their loss is our gain. He is a later on and it was later learned Pk P h S to
bombs, tell him you have not been happily married man, and it that he plans on paying a call to P a rk P h o to S t U 1l o
in Coventry, or you have an im- won't be long before he passes out the preacher. .... OA A A J P t S
portant meeting with some Gen- cigars for his new addition e Open Evenings ll 9
eral, or else prepare for a lengthy family. We are with you 100 %, SERVICE MEN Open Evenings I
discourse on everything from Mrs. Sergeant, and will try to make you N VA A 438 W. Lafayette St.. Phone 45-914
O'Leary's cow or what would you feel at home with us. LA NUEVA ERA 438 LafayetteSt
do if???? Our worries and fears are over Fancy Groceries Fresh Meats
for any possible invasion from the 3018 Armenia Ave.
Most of us were very agreeably enemy, now that Pvt. Mike Bisich
Most of us were very agreeably hPhbeow th a r lidutl^is Ph. H 46-174 Free Delivery BAY VIEW HOTEL
surprised at the caliber of the has been put on guard duty. Be- Ph H 6-174 Free DeiverBAY V I E W H O T E L
show the USO put on last week, sides being an expert shot, he is FIREPROOF CONSTRUCTION -:- EVERY ROOM WITH BATH
and the men who missed it vow one of the most liked fellows in
that they will certainly turn out our outfit, and we know that it LOANS-MONEn r TO LEND W. B. SHULER, Manager
en masse for the next offering. won't be long before he is wear- Diamonds Watches Jewelry 208 JACKSON ST. Between FRANKLIN & TAMPA
ing stripes. Silverware TAMPA, FLORIDA -:- PHONE M 5537
Diamonds at a Big Saving
553rd A.W.Bn. 2nd RepL A A. L. ECKART
Squads Riot 409 Tampa treet HOTEL HILLSBORO
FLORIDA AVENUE AT TWIGGS STREET
By S/SGT. ARTHUR BLOOM Member FRANK J. HYNES, Mgr.
With the Second Reporting GASPARILLA TAVERN COLONIAL GRILL
dwindling daily, personality items V. F. W. SERVICE MEN WELCOME
are getting scarcer than hen's Purple Heart
teeth. We might have to put
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unariie UUBois name in tne col-
umn if worst comes to worst. Inci-
dentally, watch for Charlie's new-
est girl friend, scheduled to arrive
Even "old-timer" Herb Eagle-
ston has been transferred. Sgt.
Eagleston says he can remember
when Drew Field was just a pud-
dle. That's nuthin', Sarge, Drew
Field is (censored).
THE LIFE OF LEVY DEPART-
MENT as though leading his
platoon through those rigorous
'calisthenics last wee k wasn't
enough, he is calling the mail
now. And you should hear our
diminutive Levy stumble over
and mispronounce such names as
Rinderknecht, Bartokovics, and
Giannattasio. Put your teeth back
in now, Levy!
Second Reporting's ball team
must have the 553rd Medics
scared-they haven't shown up to
accept the last three challenges.
Maybe they're just afraid of slug-
Strapping Sergeant O'Malley
feels like a leper these days .
latest word from home town
Scranton (Pa.) has it "off-limits"
for soldiers. That's wright,
O'Malley; you can make up for
it in- Tampa.
Send "Mom" a Precious Gift-
Open Wed. & Sat. Till 9 P.M.
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Page 6 MAC DILL FLY LEAF Friday, August 28, 1942
562nd Sig. Flashes
By CPL. WILLIAM C. SCOTT
This week's promotions: Pfcs
Burleson, Beck, Conley, Downey
Samuel P. Goldstein, and Laukai-
tis, to corporal; Pvts. Boersema
and Smith, to corporal; and Pvts
Blechinger and Dillon, to privates
The boys in our organization
seem to approve of Captain Huf's
wife. We are not the only ones
either, for a certain officer walked
up to her at Egypt Lake and
said: "There are going to be a
lot of soldiers here. You had bet-
ter move on." She did, for she
was merely bringing the Captain
his swimming trunks.
Pfc. Luther Curran (the Funny
Money Man) is displaying his re-
ward for having his name pub-
lished in the paper today. He
really believes in blowing his own
horn, but he can't keep up with
Cpl. "Windy" Burleson. Cpl. Bur-
leson has recently discovered the
possibility of his being a brass
Cpl. Goldberg is a supply man,
but no one knew that he knew
medical supplies until last Thurs-
day. He does, though, for he took
care of those in the ambulance
while the rest of us walked. One
can keep dry that way too.
Furloughs being in season, the
following men shined their shoes,
packed their bags and started for
home: M/Sgt. Bromber, S/Sgt.
Nelson, Sgt. Illingworth, Cpl.
Thallen, Pfcs. Gardner, Herren-
bruck and Kaiser, and Pvts.
Braunstein and Haase. We miss
these men very much and hope
they soon return, for we want
Lt. Mays has recently joined
our organization. We are very
glad to have him with us and
hope that the association will be
a pleasant one for all.
Hq. and Hq.Sq. 9th'Fighter Wing
The Fighting 9th
By CPL. WALTER G. WERNER
THIS AND THAT ABOUT THE
BOYS: Pvt. Johnny Sturtevant re-
ports he still has that "tired
feeling" after the wedding cele-
bration of one of his buddies from
the 8th Fightfer Wing in Tampa,
last Sunday Pvt. Harry Pence
and his pals, Pvts. Ches Stefan-
ski and Vince Kozelsky spent a
very interesting afternoon, so they
tell me, drinking in all the beau-
ties of Ybor City. Pence is quite
a student of Cuban culture-and
many other things.
Pfc. Sal Quattrochi is another
one of.the lads from the 9th
Fighter who gets around a bit-
Ask him about Miami Beach.
The Squadronnow can boast of
a lad who someday may draw a
bead on the Heinies like Sgt. York
did the last time we whipped
them. As he's a very modest guy,
we'll make him happy by giving
only a hint as to his identity at
this time. He's Pvt. P. A., and
he hails from Boston, Mass.
WAYS TO SPEND MONEY:
Monday is the day for Pvt. Bernie
Gannon to blow about 50 smack-
eroos in on a "pet." His light-of-
love back home in the East wants
a black Scotty Pvt. Wally
Haskell has just started. in on a
new job in Squadron Headquar-
ters. They say he's coming right
along. Come payday, he'll proba-
'bly cut loose and try to buy out
one of the jewelry stores in
Tampa for his very pretty little
number in New York.
UP WE GO: Hearty congratula-
tions to S/Sgt. Frank Decker, one
of our boys from Maine. In two
weeks he went from Cpl. to S/Sgt.
And Tuesday he boarded the train
They say S/Sgt. Frank Masi
may be boarding that train one of
Best wishes also to Lawrence
Yeager, Chemical Warfare man,
who was made Cpl. last week.
Necessary to Defense
Service Men and Friends to the
"A nice place for nice people"
Dancing arid Refreshments
5008 Memorial Highway
690th Chatter 501st Plotting Co. Plunks
By CPL. HAL BRAZEAL
The Plotting Co. finally held
Capt. George had a very pleas- their long-awaited Dinner and i
Sant evening with former fellow Dance in the Palm Room of Hotel
officers of the 501st last week. Tampa Terrace on Aug. 20. Guests
-The place, Tampa Terrace. The of honor included Maj. Conley,
Food, delicious. The conversation, 501st Executive Officer, and his
Stimulating. The P. M. was well wife; Capt. Quade, our popular
s spent 'for all concerned, as you C.O.; Capt. Rowley; and 1st Lt.
can see. G. T. Bird, who brought his lovely
S Pfc. D'Escery had a funny one wife with him all the way from
s happen to him the other day. Sarasota. Other guests were Lt.
,When Nick first entered the Army Trestle and wife, Lt. Patterson
Sat Camp Roberts, Calif., he met and lady, and Lt. Holdorf.
San interesting co-worker on his Commissioned officers are not
SK. P. pull, a Private Cook, who afraid of anything as a rule. On
-helped him to pull pots and pans this occasion, however, they were
out of the sink amid the din and seized by that old devil, Mike
Clatter of none-too-familiar G.I. Fright. Well, you guessed it-
messhall talk. After the day Mr. Mike won. Capt. Quade, in
Swas over, they had a pleasant gab- referring to his men, said, "I love
fest about their future in the my men." Quite a tribute from a j
-Army. Pvt. Cook had OCS in mind, popular officer.
while Nick wasn't sure about his The affair came about at the
career other than that he was go- suggestion of Lt. Bird, and was
ing to make a good soldier. capably handled by the committee
SThat was ten months ago. Last consisting of Sgts. Longo and
week Nick snapped to attention Guarria, and Pvt. Shapiro, chair-
Swhen they met again for Lt. jman of arrangements. Much credit
Cook! But D'Escery hopes to see f or the success of the gathering
Fort Monmouth's OCS. Sh! was due to the untiring efforts of
The 690th alert system is work- the latter, who arranged an excel-
ing well. Each man has his job lent dinner, delightful refresh-
planned so that there will be a ments and a well-rounded pro-
minimum of confusion and a maxi- gram of entertainers and dance
mum of precision. We're looking music furnished by Graham Smith
forward to showing off. and his orchestra.
S/Sgt. Kelly must be home in Sgt. Longo was the outstanding
Calif. by now. Just think-Cali- entertainer, the aspiring young
fornia, with its beautiful women, operatic singer singing as well as
wonderful beaches, sunshine with- impersonating a fellow sergeant
out heat rash. Oh, what the heck. conducting bayonet drill. His im-
I'll admit I'm just a member of personation drew out much
the Calif. Chamber of Commerce laughter from ,his audience. As
at heart. Some of you boys from a tribute to Lt. Bird, Sgt. Longo
home get in touch with me and sang "Deep In the Heart Of
we'll talk for hours, perhaps days. Texas." Sgt. iGuarria, acting as
master of ceremonies, also had his
697th Sig. AW Co. 1 GOSSIP moments.
Bq PFC. THOMAS J. CREACHEN
Sergeant Williams had a time FRANK'S CORNER
keeping the boys from the "Mike"
last Friday at the Company Sandwiches -:- Cold Drinks
Party, held in an unidentified
spot in Tampa. Everyone seemed Near Drew Field
in a speech making mood (after Armenia and Tampa Bay Blvd.
a few beers). Even the muiet ones
wanted to come up to the "Mike"
and tell the crowd what a grand
bunch of boys they were. etc.- Franklin St. Restaurant
some did-as a matter of fact
quite a few did. HOTE OF FINE FOODS
Anyhow it ws ,a vood 'Pqrtv At Reasonable Prices
plenty of beer, food and good fun. SPANISH DINNERS
Corporal Lewis made quite a hit 1406 Franklin Street
as Master of Ceremonies. In his
razzed-dazzed Hollywood style he
had everyone crying into their
beer and then drinking it. AMBROSE BROS.
The man with the biggest head-
ache the next day was Cpl. Little- Ie C d
field. Of course he was the bar- Ice Cold Melons
tender.ICE CREAM---SOFT DRINKS
The party wound up at eleven
o'clock for various reasons. 1401 Franklin St.
The company is looking forward
to another hike to Egypt Lake.
The last one was a big success. "The Place To Meet And Eat"
Joe Cichon, the company bar-
ber, is doing a big business. He Matthew's Corner
always does towards the end of Fountain & Luncheonette
the month. He receives pay for the LIQUORS WINES BEER
work at the beginning of each WE DELIVER
month. Lafayette & Tampa Ph. M-1242
QMC... Hail & Farewell M
MARYn ELLEN FLOWER
The Quartermaster personnel' AND GIFT SHOP
was a "seedy" bunch the morning
after the watermelon feast given Get That Special Gift Here, for
by Lt. Thomas last Wednesday Sweetheart or Mother.
evening in celebration of his pro- 1311 Grand Central
motion to First Lieutenant. It Next to Big Orange
was certainly a huge success, and
sad to say, there was nothing left
to preserve the memory of this Special Invittions to All
eventful occasion but a pile of Service Men
watermelon rinds but, m-m-
m-m-m-m-such delicious water- GLEN'S BILLIARDS
melon rind preserves!
As you have all noticed by now, Now in its New Location
the QMC has gone completely 805 Tampa St.
WAAC-y in their "zoot suits"
(uniforms to you) with the "reep
pleats," to say nothing of the "A GOOD PLACE TO EAT"
"drape shapes." You know, when
we first ordered uniforms, the POST OFFICE CAFE
girls took a couple of inches off C. D. Kavakos, Prop., Dinners,
their hair-dos so they would look Plate Lunches--Beer, Wnles and
well with the uniformins, and now Cold Drinks, Pies and Pastries.
that they are here, the girls are 406 ZACK ST. TAMPA, FLA.
trying to take a couple of inches
off their hips so that they can get
into them. REMEMBER CORREGIDOR
By the way, Corporal John F. ,i St. OanJ
Sysznski, about those band instru- 17th St. News Stand
ments you don't have, you cer-
tainly aren't keeping up with the Curb Service
news nowadays. Miss PiPage asks: When in Ybor City Shop at the
news nowadays. Miss Page asks: Corner 17th and Broadway
"Haven't you heard about that All the Latest Magazines
nasty word, 'priorities'? It's put-
ting a sour note in many a would-
be army band now."
And did you hear about the LOUIS WOHL & SONS
Quartermaster girl who has been
pestered by autograph hounds Glass Containers, Restaurant
ever since she was seen dining Supplies, Housewares
with the visiting star who name Bar Supplies
we must not disclose, but whose Ph. Y-1848, 16th St. & 6th Ave.
initials are John Garfield?
Plotting Co. 503rd Sig. AW Reg.
By CPL. WALTER E. YOUNG, Jr.
This is the Plotting Company
reporting from "Frog Island,'
where half of the company is di-
vided by a second "English Chan-
nel" (especially when it rains).
We are now settled from our re-
cent "to the rear" tent movement,
and have become accustomed to
things in general. (Fresh air for
We had a slight accident in
moving, and the result was-a
grave opened up and its contents
made known: A very much alive
"latrine hole," where the early
morning of the following day
found two brave lads up to their
necks in trouble. (Phew!)
A man known as "killer" was
awake all night, worried with the
thought of the rubber shortage.
The next morning after breakfast
his problem was solved and he
shouted, "Eureka! More G.I. hot
cakes, glue to old tires."
Beer Wines Soft Drinks
Sandwiches Our Specialty
CLEAN COOL RESTFUL
Howard Ave. at Columbus Dr.
Opposite Post Office
Zack St. & Florida Ave., Tampa
Catering to Colored Service Men
"Nice Place for Nice People"
Main at North Boulevard
To Service Men's Families
Peter Grahn & Son
Phone 3502 910 Florida Ave.
Manuel Garcia Jr.'s
915 Tampa at Tyler.
Roy N. Green Studio
Opposite USO 505 Morgan St.
Mrs. Eva Cadden
Chicken, Steaks, Chops, Home
Made Pies, Good Coffee
2724 Florida Ave.
Spaghetti a Specialty
Sandwiches Cakes Drinks
Courteous and Prompt Service
Appetizing Home Cooking
1901 Second Ave., M. Russo, Prop.
Flowers For Mother,
Sweetheart or Friend
POWELL'S INC., FLORIST
412 Tampa St. Ph. 2524
Open 'Til 7 P. M.
Tampa Bay Market
Box Fruit Shipped Anywhere
Beer, Wine, Special Sandwiches
Groceries, Fruits, Magazines,
204 W. Lafayette Street
A. G. Cleotelis & Son H3143
Max's Liquor Bar
WINES LIQUORS CIGARS
FREE DELIVERY SERVICE
1601 E. COLUMBUS DR.
-Keep 'Em Flying-
1811 Florida Ave.
Bible School 9:45 A. M.
Worship 11:00 A. M.
Training Union 6:40 P. M.
Worship 8:00 P. M.
MAKE A HIT WITH YOUR GIRL
AND YOUR POCKETBOOK
AT THE SAME TIME!!
Give her distinctive custom jewelry.
7-inch bracelet in beautiful "Delhi",
diamonds, only $12.50; matching
earrings, $12.50. Bracelet in Rhine-
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ing earrings, $3.50. Garnet pendant,
$3.50; matching earrings, $3.50.
Engagement ring in sterling silver,
set with "Delhi" diamonds, $12.50.
Will sell separately or in sets.
Write P. 0. Box 522, Tampa, Fla.
Bar and Cocktail Lounge
The TURF EXCHANGE
ORCHESTRA EVERY NITE
202 E. Lafayette St.
A Home Away From Home
956 Twiggs M-1339
"THE HOME OF GOOD
Military Men Most Welcome
1403 Tampa St. Phone M-7150
The Tavern Bar and Grill
HOT AND COLD LUNCHES
Spaghetti a Specialty
311 Franklin St. Phone 3940
WE SERVE THE FINEST OF
811 Grand Central
WHITE ROSE BAR
Paul Webber, Prop.
LIQUORS, WINES, BEER
Cor Cass and Marion Sts.
Tony Italiano, Prop.
717 Grand Central Ph. H-3109
Whiting and Jefferson
Groceries, Tobacco, Oandy -
TRY OUR CORN BEEF
SANDWICHES & SALADS
Open till 11 P. M.
805 Gr. Central, Ph. H29-842
"WE LIKE TO SERVE"
Service Men and Families
2815 Nebraska Ave.
Ph. M 53-631
Servicemen Are Welcome
Day or Nite at
501 Franklin St.
Friday, August 28, 1912
MAC DILL FLY LEAF
Friday, Augui t 28, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
553rd Sig. Bn.
By SGT. WILLIAM H. WALKER
The expression, "from Maine to
Florida," is a rather common one,
but none knows it better than
Pvt. Charles T. (Snuffy) Gilbert.
Snuffy recently made a round trip
down east on a furlough and re-
ports that the spring thaw is about
to set in down that-a-way. And
he had lots of company on the
way. Other furlougr-ers in that
general direction were Cpl. M. S.
Sadlak and Pvt. Eddie Klimczak,
who traveled up to the Nutmeg
State (Conn. to you); Sgt. G. T.
Pereira and Cpl. Jack Farash, who
did New York City; and Pvt. Fred
R. Thornton and Cpl. Walter F.
Galbreath, The Ox, who fur-
loughed in Pittsburgh. For you
New Yorkers who may be inter-
ested, Farash says the subway is
still running, but that he doesn't
know who is running the hotel
By way of transfer lists, we
have lost Cpl. Calvin A. Coxe to
the 672nd and Cpl. Galbreath to
the 702nd. Ox Galbreath had the
distinction of being the represent-
ative of this company on that first
troop train shipment to leave from
the new siding. However, we feel
that he was somewhat misled by
the inscription on the side of his
car, to wit: TOURIST.
The following men of the com-
pany recently hit the promotion
list: Pvt. Warren J. Link to Tech-
nician 5th Grade; Pfc. Robert L.
George to Corporal; Cpl. Thomas
S. Slutter to Sergeant, and Pvt.
John G. King to Technician 5th
The company recently acquired
a female canine of questionable
heritage. 1st Sergeant Mahan
wants to call her "Recruit," but
hesitates lest, in calling the dog,
the whole company will "fall out."
Be that as it may, Lt. Haugland
has his own name for the dog, and
we might add, it's mighty de-
Lissen, youse guys, we gals
think you've monopolized the
Echoes long enough, so we here-
by vow and declare that from this
day on we'll have a word in, s',help
us. D'ya mind? 'Course, we
want to co-operate and make our
chit-chat pleasant reading for you
too, so any suggestions, contribu-
tions, recommendations or what-
not will be gladly accepted-that
is, so long as telephone numbers
are not requested, 'because Cap-
tain Doster has warned us that
such are to be treated as confi-
dential documents and are not
for publication .... Can't think of
a better way' to initiate our clu-
umn than by saying how glad we
are to have our "First Lady,"
Scott, back again, looking better
than we've ever seen her, what
with added pounds and all. Would
that more of us could worry for
a while about putting'pounds on
instead of taking them off-those
pies in the new cafeteria look
so-o-o-o tempting, doggonit! .
Our sympathy is with the Quar-
termaster gals this week, as they
are soon to lose their Lt. May,
who has been snagged by a Sara-
sota lass. .. Speaking of QM
our nomination for the most
__iious table in the cafeteria
any day goes to the one where sit
the Misses Hancock (both of 'em)
and Amacker (of the blue, blue
eyes) .... D'you know that Mrs.
Saxton of the Engineer Office is
the former Annie Laurie McNabb,
one-time beauty favorite of the
boys at the University of Florida?
Can you blame 'em? We think
Lt. Swanson must prefer redheads,
judging by the TWO he has work-
ing together side by side in the
Signal Office. Misses Baya,
Philips (Roberts and your report-
er (known as Headquarters Hags)
were much put out when the
guard at the north gate told us
the other day we didn't look at all
like spies, seeing' as how we think
spies are supposed to have much
glamour, beauty 'n everything
('Tain't conceit, honest). Memo
to the Provost Marshal-he made
us show our passes, though.
"Soldiers Favorite Eating Place"
STEAKS AND CHOPS
TAMPA AND TrWIGGS STS.
Corner of Tampa & Fortune
564th PLOTT. CO.
DOTS AND DASHES
By CPL. S. C. KATZENELL
Rain or shine, Pvt. Victor Pu-
po, energetic mail clerk of the
Plotting Company, renders service
with a smile. Wrapped up in his
work, Pupo goes about his duties
as if he had been doing this sort
of work all his life. Only when
the mail train arrives late, the
Plotting Company fails to receive
its mail on schedule.
Back in civilian life, Pvt. Pupo
drove a truck for a livelihood. His
home town is Marion Heights, Pa.,
and his pastime is watching foot-
Claiming. to possess the best
volley ball team on the post, the
Plotting Company challenges all
service teams in this area. Pvt.
William C. Griffin, manager of the
team, is arranging all games at
the Plotting Company. Griffin's
aggregation is comprised of such
luminaries as Sgts. James O'Neill,
Louis Hirzy and Claude Knecht;
Cpls. Edward Perry, Leland Jar-
rett, Austin Saenz and Leonard
Farnsworth; Pfc. James Ware,
Byron Butler, Thomas DeGroat,
Norman Hassler, Arthur Kropp,,
Isadore Feldman, Gerald Sullivan
and Frank Hanson; and Pvts.
Robert Fite, Melvin Gardner,
Chester Dickerson, Raymond Hub-
bell, John Corley, Peter Gargalla,
Ralph Durham and Walter Nor-
Pvt. Edward McElwee was seen
escorting a beautiful dish down
Franklin Street. What's her
name, McElwee? Pfc. Isadore
Feldman, whose home town is
Nashville, Tenn., can tell you all
you want to know about the foot-
ball history of University of Ten-
nessee, the fighting Vols .
Feldman operated an auto shop in
Nashville. Pvt. Joe Holek is
today strutting down the main
drag of Kansas City, Mo. He's
on a 10-day furlough. Jump-
ing Joe will be missed, especially
his loud voice Pvt. Peter Gar-
galla's favorite companion is his
camera. .. Everywhere Gargalla
travels his camera is sure to go.
. Peter is a lover of nature....
most of his large collection of
photos are birds and various vege-
tation. ... Cpl. Gus Roumeliote,
SERVICE MEN WELCOME
LESLIE H. BLANK
407 Tampa St. Telephone 3222
"DEFENSE RENTAL HOMES"
Madison Drug Company
Franklin and Madison Street
Where the Men of the Armed Service Shop and Eat
We Are Anxious to Be of Service
Chicken and Steaks
Real Italian Spaghetti
SANDWICHES DRINKS LIQUORS
Abba Dabba & Band Nightly
707 S. Howard Ave. Phone H-3757
: ATTENTION!! SERVICEMEN! ,
-*. "KEEP 'EM FLYING"
.'. Meet Your Buddies at- L "
: GEORGE'S BILLIARD PARLOR : a
:: Baseball Returns Boxing Tickets for Sale
* 2222 E. Broadway Ybor City
tell us about your rendezvous in
Ybor City .... The Post Exchange
girls give special service to one
Cpl Leonard Farn'worth, hand-
some T. & T. specialist. Give
him a ball and glove, Pvt. James
Garrett is in heaven -his first
and only love is baseball How
many bottles of soda water are
consumed on the post every day?
Your guess is as good as the next
guy's. All we know, if you
line up the empty bottles, it will
take you several days to count
564th 1st Rept. Co. Chats
By PVT. LLOYS E. CRAMER
Pfc. Lowell F. Brust tells us
that his girl friend has gone back
to Indiana. Cheer up, Brust; per-
haps she'll pay you another visit
in the near future.
Our outfit has been building a
rifle range this week. The men,
fond of their work, are making
rapid progress in its construction.
S/Sgt. I. Krause says, "We are
getting ourselves in shape to fight
In our orderly room we have an
8x4 Personnel Distribution Board,
showing where every enlisted
member of the company should be.
It is very useful, for it shows at
a glance where every man can be
Sgt. Costa has had another
birthday. Ask him to show you
the gift he received from his little
Promoted to corporal rating
were W. C. Hollingsworth and J.
B. Harris. Nice going, fellows.
Cpl. Harris has the Hillsboro Ho-
tel pretty well under his supervi-
sion. Say, corporal, that's not in
line of duty.
"Mah name is Sunshine," alias
Sgt. Worlick, looks like he'll be
sleepwalking next. What's the
matter, boy; the Jingles in Texas
Wonder what Pvt. Griffith
would do without his rake, and
Pvt. Donald Greenberg, who has
so much in common, without his
nightly pass into town?
Meet Your Friends at....
S VICTOR CAFE
1324 Franklin Ph. M-7240
Beer Wines Hostesses
Bill Bailey, Prop. Member V..W.
and American Legion
All Servicemen Are Welcome
Corner of Cass & Florida
WE KEEP 'EM EATING
MAC DILL DREW
THE WHITE HOUSE
Morgan and Twiggs
THE RED MILL
American And Latin Food
ORCHESTRA EVERY NIGHT
506 Franklin St., Next to Madison
FOR THE WELL DRESSED ARMY MAN
LIGHT LUNCH DINNERS
11 A. M. Till 4 1'. M. Dally
1715 IPlatt St. at Packwood
COMPLETE LINE OF MILITARY CLOTHES
SUPPLIES AND INSIGNES
Also Military Tailoring All Kinds of Chevrons
V The SPOT Where
-. SERVICE MEN Meet
Special Sunday Matinee Dancing
In the Attractive, Newly Remodeled
Corner Franklin and Fortune Sts.
BEER WINES LIQUORS
PACKAGE GOODS REASONABLE PRICES
"DANCING BY OUR POPULAR ORCHESTRA
EVERY NIGHT IN THE BLUE ROOM."
THAT HIKE DAY! "I
C x Will be-Looked Forward to and Enjoyed *
y t VWhen Spent at "
Egypt Lake Beach |
S c On Sligh Ave., West of Armenia. Spacious .
S- Playground, Fine Sand Bottom Beach
Free to All Officers and Service Men :
Soft Drinks Candies Ice Cream Popular Prices
210 E. Lafayette St. Tampa
NI GOOD FOOD REASONABLE PRICES
DINNERS 30c, 40c, 60c
** Try our Sunday Roast Turkey Dinner with all .
STrimmings or Fried Chicken Dinner. Three x
* Vegetables, Dessert and Drink 50c :
^ Served From 11 A. M. to 9 P. M C:':
OPEN DAY AND NITE
SWE USE STRICTLY WESTERN MEATS .
BENNETT'S DRUG STORE
1004 Franklin St.
LIQUOR ANNEX IN CONNECTION
505th Reg. 1st Rept'g
By PVT. J. D. SANDIFER
It's great to be back in The
Echoes after an absence of a week
necessitated by a very stubborn
and persistent cold. But it's an ill
wind that blows no good, you
know, and it was definitely worth
feeling THAT low to receive a
very, very cute card from a much
cuter girl from the Hoosier state.
Yep, it was from My Gal Sal-
mine and Cpl. Paul L. Wiley's
perhaps I should say. Thanks a
million, Sally, for curing the snif-
A hearty welcome to Drew
Field and back to the company
goes this week to Cpl. Joe R.
Montgomery, Pvts. Harold M. Gib-
son, Julian C. Mason, and Hey-
wood N. Thomas. It is decidedly
nice to have you rejoin us, fel-
lows, and we're proud of the fine
records you made in school.
Happy days are here again for
T/Sgt. Charles E. Bouldin, and
that's no kidding. Why? Well,
haven't you heard that Betty is
spending her vacation in Tampa?
We sort of hoped that Sarge
would give us the opportunity to
meet Betty, .but we guess he just
doesn't trust these Southern gen-
tlemen probablyy he heard about
the corporal from Indiana, too).
Anyway, we're glad to. see your
spirits so high and the smile on
your face, Sgt. Bouldin.
Romantically speaking, T/4th
Arthur E. Curd seems to have
changed rather suddenly. Does
anyone have the solution? We
hope that you haven't been mak-
ing too many promiscuous prom-
ises, Arthur. Remember, also, to
"be sure it's true when you say
'I love, you'."
Congratulations t o T / 4 t h
,Charles K. Flitton who sang a
solo recently in one of the Tampa
This is the big week in the life
of our popular motor sergeant,
S/Sgt. Raymond Brumback. We'll
be on hand Saturday, Ray, to
wish you and Mildred all the luck
and love in the world, and we're
anxious to see the job well done.
And so long for a while to Pvts.
Marvin L. Rickerson and Franklin
E. Yarbrough. Be good soldiers,
fellows, absorb all the knowledge
possible, and make the company
proud of you. Good Iluck!
These boys on furlough don't
necessarily have to tantalize us
with their cards and letters about
the wonderful and glorious times
they're having, do they? We'll
mention the lucky boys here.
S/Sgt. Andrew D'Agostino is add-
ing glory to the entire state of
Rhode Island and to Pawtucket
particularly. Boys 1 i k e Cpl.
Charles F. Antrup (he sent us
one of those sarcastic messages)
shouldn't get leaves at aTl. Con-
tributing much toward the glam-
our of South Carolina are Pvts.
James I. Seybt and Cole B. Rob-
erts (stay away from Orangeburg,
boys), while T/5th Willie J. Cot-
ton, Jr., Pvts Henry L. Whitaker
(he would stop off in Florence),
and Marvin H. Wright are enjoy-
ing their leaves in North Caro-
Why doesn't somebody tell Pfc.
William L. Hall and Pvt. Francis
M. Gannon to stop running around
together unless they insist on ac-
centuating their extreme heights.
They must the short and the long
of the company.
If any of you soldiers haven't
heard Cpl. Cecil C. Mixon tell of
his one ambition, he'll gladly fur-
nish the information without too
much encouragement. And Cpl.
Mixon can really "blow it out."
We like this old Arabian prov-
erb which we saw on the desk of
one of our majors recently: "I
-complained because I had no shoes
until-I met a man who had no
Finest Spanish Foods Best
of Liquors 2001 Nebraska
Pvt. Ocran Dean lost two
zipper bags while returning
Erom furlough. They w e r e
placed in an army truck at Un-
ion Terminal on Tuesday night,
August. 18. The truck was
headed for Drew Field. The 1o-
cation of these bags would be
greatly appreciated. Finder,
call the Plotting Company Or-
derly Room, 564th SAW BN..
Sep., Phone No. 603.
Plant Field Reports
By CPL. HARRY J. ZIGUN
News Here and There: The of-
ficers and enlisted men of the
501st extend their congratula-
tions to Major Albert H. Gas-
treich on his promotion from cap-
tain to his present rank.
The regiment welcomes follow-
ing newly assigned officers: Lts.
Raymond M. Williamssen, Edwin
S. Eichert, Etheridge H. Chorn,
William C. Phillips, Louis F. San-
dock, and Chester F. Thomas.
Best wishes to T/4th Gr. Mil-
ford K. Shaap, of Comm. Co., on
his recent marriage. Pfc. Silas E.
Butler, of the same outfit, will go
on his furlough soon. He has an-
nounced his contemplated mar-
riage to the little girl back home
in Memphis, Tenn. Good luck to
In Columbia, S. C., taking a
bombardier course, are Cpls. Kan-
gas and Draper, Pvts. Nugent and
Norris. We are sure that they will
come through with flying colors.
The movie thriller, "Air Force,"
now being made at Drew Field,
is well represented 'by the 2nd
Reporting Company. Cpl. Bonelli,
former Pitt football star, acts the
part of a Marine sergeant, and
ten others are rubbing elbows with
A CHALLENGE: Acting 1st Sgt.
Warren Holmes, of the Hq. Co.,
and S/Sgt. Victor Osimitz chal-
lenge any two men to a horseshoe
pitching contest. Those interested
in accepting this bold challenge
may communicate directly with
Sgt. Holmes. It's easy to recognize
him by the first few words he
utters when meeting an individu-
al: "Please, won't you pitch
horseshoes with me?"
In this column we thought we
would tell you something about
some of the men who comprise a
most important staff of the set-
up in any Army organization-the
Cooks and their Assistants.
Sgt. "Butch" Bozar is from
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was
a butcher in civilian life and also
was a reporter for a local paper.
He is called the "champion butter
Cpl. George "Petunia" Barbas
is from New York City. He was a
Armory Service Station
P. D. Fox, Prop.
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Soft Drinks Beer Wines
Cigars and Cigarettes
SPECIAL STORAGE RATES
SERVICE MEN'S CARS
1407 S. Howard Ave.
BEER AND WINE
You May Go Far-
But you must spend an evening
M. MILLER'S BAR
short order cook in civilian life.
Cpl. George T. Sacra is from
Washington, D. C .He drove a milk
truck and was also a short order
Cpl. Alvin Greene, of Hayne-
ville, La., was a bell-hop in El-
Cpl. Harold Rippert comes from
Newark, N. J., and was a machin-
ist. As a hobby he taught danc-
Raymond Keller, of Philadel-
phia, Pa., was a restaurant man-
ager and is the champion potato
peeler of the 501st.
Mike McLaughlin, of Brooklyn,
N. Y., was a cook in St. John's
hospital in New York.
Melvin Scott is from Albany,
Ga., and was a carpenter in civil-
Frank Erats, of N. Y. C., was a
mechanic and managed a bakery
shop. He is quite a dancer and
won three cups at the Roseland
Ballroom in N. Y.
Dominick Carrocio, of N. Y. C.,
was in the wholesale paper busi-
ness and is quite a tap-dancer.
Bill Zajzsly, of Philadelphia,
Pa., worked in a leather factory
and is a pretty good boxer.
Lloyd Pryer, of Sudan, Texas,
is a farmer at heart.
Joseph Attchio, of N. Y. C., was
a truck driver and cook.
John "Pee Wee" Faust, of Quin-
cy, Fla., was a cook in the CCC.
Adam Gouss, of N. Y. C., was
a candy maker and professional
THINGS WE DIDN'T KNOW
S/Sgt. Henry Schultz, our Mess
Sgt., is a bowler of note. In 1938
he bowled with the Albany City
Bowling Team that took part in
the New York Sgtate Champion-
ships and also bowled in a league
contest at Detroit Michigan.
Sgt. Schultz has bowled 298-
two points less than a perfect
score of 300.
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CULP LUMBER CO.
'Everything to Build Anything'
Millwork Made To Order
Ph. H 1862 -:- Tampa
418 TAMPA ST.
8 to 6 Appointments
912 Florida Avenue
Meet Your Friends at ....
-Beer --Wine Sandwiches-
203 E. Lafayette St. Ph. 2456
McKay-Clarke Ins. Co.
515 Zack Street Tampa, Fla.
Frank Rutas Chef of New York
SPAGHETTI AND RAVIOLI
WINE AND BEER
103 HYDE PARK AVE.
HENRY HOWKEE CO.
CHINESE HAND LAUNDRY
504 Tyler Street
Service Men and Families are
Louis Seditta Grocery
Cold Drinks Beer and Wine
Sandwiches and Poultry
2018 Gr. Central Av. Ph. H-3194
Epperson & Co.
Machinery and Supplies
"OUR llth YEAR"
130-132 S. Franklin Street
Phone 2688 Tampa, Fla.
Rex Billiard Parlor
Dan'1 S. Bagley
Wisconsin Citizens May
SUse Absentee Ballots
Drew Field soldiers who are
citizens of the State of Wisconsin
may participate in the Badger
State's primaries on September
15, and in the general election
November 3, by means of absentee
ballots, it was announced by Fred
R. Zimmerman, Secret a r y of
Mr. Zimmer'man advised that
Wisconsin voters in the service
write to him at once at Madison,
Wisconsin, requesting ballots be
prepared for them. Those writing
will be mailed ballots in plenty
of time in advance of election or
primary day so that they may be
counted with those of the voters
at home. Address your requests
Fred R. Zimmerman,
Secretary of State,
The soldier's "free" mail privi
lege may be used in this corre-
Service Men Always Welcome
La Gloria Restaurant
Fine Spanish Foods and
3103 Armenia Ave.
Phone H 33-521
McASKILL MUSIC STORES
Radios and Repairing
Sound and Inter Communicating
Authorized Capehart and Scott
1116 Grand Central
Cuban Sandwiches A Specialty
1216 Franklin St.
Cleaners :: Laundry
Phones: M-1036, 4232
All Service Men are Welcome
Wines and Liquors
Phone S2142 Open All Night
4714 Nebraska and Osborne
Alfredo Y Familia
Fancy Groceries Free Delivery
1601 N. HOWARD AVE.
DIAL H 25-564
Garcia's Cafe and Bar
1326 Franklin, at Constant
Post Office Cigar Store'
WELCOME SERVICE MEN
Florida Av. & Twiggs St.
Beer Wine Mixed Drinks
Dancing Short Orders
1623 4th Ave. -:- Phone Y 1786
CAESAR GARCIA, Mgr b
Your Feet Hurt?
Complete Line of Arch Supports
and Foot Remedies, at
BARKER & TULLY f
1110 FRANKLIN ST. :
STAMPS & BONDS
442 W. Lafayette Street
BEAR SYSTEM SERVICE
B. T. MORRIS
Tires Balanced Tire Wear
Corrected. 1010 Central Avenue
Guns Keys Safes
Jesse E. Harpe
913 Tampa Street
SEA FOOD DINNERS
On 22nd St. Causeway
Always Say ..
V'^f^f~^^sf^^sssfir a re~ff~f~ss
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, August 28, 1942
Friday, August 28, 1942
Drew Men Burn
Up Wires After
Middle of Month
'Twas the nite before pay day
and all thru the camp,
not a dollar was rustling,
not even a stamp.
And it's just around "payday
time" that Drew soldiers swamp
the Base Telegraph office with
frantic communiques requesting
money. After payday the gold
flows through the wires in an-
These days preceding and fol-
lowing payday are hectic ones for
the Base Telegraph office. And
it's not because of the money they
handle-it's because of the money
they don't handle. The popular
misconception around the field is
iat this office sends and receives
telegraphic money orders.
Sergeant Warren and his band
of ten employees are kept busier
than a Main Street traffic cop, in-
forming Drew soldiers that they
must collect their money at the
main office-down town. The
Base Telegraph office does not re-
ceive or send money. However,
they do notify of its arrival.
Nestled between the Third
Fighter Command Headquarters
dnd PX No. 1, this veritable bee-
hive stays open 24 hours a day.
All night long the pretty operators
or desk girls are calling orderly
rooms, trying to pass on a "hurry-
up" message. Extremely urgent
messages undeliverable by phone
are sent along by the MP's. Un-
deliverable ordinary m e s sages
coming in at night are delivered
in the morning.
Men at Drew Field can be as-
sured that their telegraph office
is always on the alert. A fitting
motto might be, "Make sure he
gets the message." Only two
things baffle the telegraph office
or otherwise hinder their meticu-
lous message service-recent com-
pany transfers, and new men on
the field. But the "smiling band
Sulphur Springs Liquor
LEOPOLD CHAMBON, Prop.
113 Nebraska Ave. Ph. S-1245
Choice Wines, Liquors & Beer
Sulphur Springs, Fla.
Service Men Always Welcome
Sulphur Spring Cafe
We Specialize in Home Cooked
Food, Chicken, Steak and
Surphur Springs, Arcade Bldg.
Sulphur Springs Hotel
Special Attention to all
1 Arcade Building
Adjoining Swimming Pool
Phone S-5073 Prompt Delivery
PARK LIQUOR STORE
"The Home of Good Spirits"
8112 Nebraska Ave.
Sulphur Springs, Florida
KEEP IN TRIM
Next to Sulphur Springs Pool
of ten" return only a minimum of
As Mary Shaw, clerk, aptly puts
it, "Of course we enjoy our work,
and we'd rather wait on soldiers
than anyone else."
Third Fighter Command
By PVT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
It's been a little while since
Hq. & Hq., Third Fighter, had a
little publicity, so we are trying
to pick up the loose ends. We
know we have a good outfit so
we want to peddle our own fish.
Any suggestions, verbal or writ-
ten, to yours truly will be appre-
ciated; any dirt on the boys will
be kept in strictest secrecy and
confidence. until each Friday.
Even the source of info will not
be revealed. So give, boys, give.
Although it's a little late, we
guys in Hq. & Hq. thank Major
Conklin for the swellegant time
we had at our recent party at the
St. Pete Yacht Club. And the
steak sure was tender. We found
out that in addition to his many
other accomplishments, the Major
can really tickle the ivories and
beat the drums. When is the next
blowout, Major? We can't keep
those St. Pete Bombshells (or
whatever their trade name is)
waiting too long.
Other belated congratulations
are due our fine boss, First Sgt.
Clifford C. Martin and Mrs. Mar-
tin. Yes, it was another girl. Want
a boy, Sarge? Try Western Union.
Who doesn't know our boy,
Charlie Taylor? Last week one
night Charlie came clumping into
the upper bay of B-1 rather heavi-
ly. Your correspondent was still
awake and found that the cause
of the noise was Charlie's new
Cavalry boots. Somehow, some-
where, method not clearly under-
stood, he procured a pair of Cav-
alry clodhoppers for 50c (so he
claims). What the deuce are you
going to do with them, Charlie,
paddle across the canal in front of
A suggestion to the Mess Hall:
Food O.K., but how about some
sweet corn, watermelon, oranges,
grapefruit, sometimes? What else,
And say, if the title "Sea
Breezes" doesn't strike you as a
good caption, what have you in
mind? We'd like to know what
you want for a title. "Sea Breezes"
came to us as we were about to
punch out this tripe, because it's
so "cool and refreshing" here al-
ways. (Plug, Tampa Chamber of
Congratulations will soon be
due Art Lepre. He's going to mid-
dle aisle it next week, we hear.
But we won't tell you who the
Missus will 'be; at least not yet.
From what we recall, she's a
And don't ask if the married
men living off the post like the
idea of getting up to make 6 a.m.
Roll Call. Usual rising time, 4 to
4:30, we hear. Right, Pfc. Garcia?
Have you seen those dandy cut-
out name signs that adorn the
desks of the officers at Hq., Third
Fighter Command? These desk
embellishments are the work of
our own Cpl. Paul Buckner, of the
Carpenter Shop. Step forward,
Paul, and take your deserved bow.
They're really beauties.
Cpl. Vince Rosche pulled CQ
one night last week. When he
came around to awaken us, he
tried a new psychological ap-
proach. Instead of the trite, "OK,
fellows, lets' go," Rosche pleaded,
"C'mon fellows, let's get up."
Upper bay, Bks B-i, is 100%
in favor of no Sunday roll call,
especially John Sweeney and Joe
Has anybody seen the Finnegan
Spring and Left-handed Screw
Driver that S/Sgt. Joe Driscoll
lost somewhere on the Base two
months ago? He hasn't rested well
since that time as he needs them
to pick his teeth. Anybody finding
DREW FIELD ECHOES
them please contact Joe at Hq.,
Note to Major Fisackerly and
Sgt. Joyner of Med. Det.: How
about inventing a fool-proof mos-
quito lotion that will really keep
those pesky devils away?
HOT DOTS) Cpl. Mali Hol-
den reports his new shoes are fi-
nally okey doke. ... Cpl. John
Gosselin is really getting the boys
out at 6 A.M. roll call and nightly
retreat. Sgt. Guzzardo, how
does your V burn(?) Sgt. Iev
Duncan on CQ found that the best
way to get sleepyheads Sgt. Sam
Wilson and T/5th Gr. Bob True
out of bed was to bounce them
out .and they say Jacksonville
is a nice city, isn't it, BH?
By CPL KEHOE
Congratulations to Lt. Noyes.
Capt. Langsam wishes to retract
the statement he made in the
Echoes two weeks ago. Little did
he know he was helping to defray
the expenses for the lieutenant's
graduation from bachelorhood.
Congratulations are also due
Capt. Silver, formerly of this De-
tachment, for becoming a father
and his promotion to captain.
We are very sorry to see Capt.
Hugh Mullan leave this field. His
active interest in sports did much
toward creating a spirit of team-
work among the enlisted men of
Hats off to T/Sgt. Hutcheson,
dean of the new Base Medical
School, and to Capt. Langsam,
professor of medicine.
Lt. Gonczy and Lt. Kenward
are leaving for Carlisle to learn
some more about the art of sol-
One of the outstanding charac-
ters of the detachment this week
is Pvt. Glenn Troyer. Troyer, an
indirect descendant of the famous
horse of "Troy," has been sport-
ing a Pfc. stripe on each of his
massive arms for almost a month.
As yet, no one has been able to
find out why, where, or when
Troyer obtained his much-sought
promotion. Troyer says the women
go for stripes-or should he have
said a stripe.
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Rooms with Baths and Showers
Large Veranda and Lobby
Stop In close to headquarters for
the duration. Cool, clean effic-
iency Apts., or Rooms and Bath
By the Week, Month, Season or
111 6th Ave. No. Phone 70-781
Gilbert System Hotel
Betty C. Mitchell, Mgr.
746 Central Ave. St. Petersburg
"Your Home Away from Home"
You Are Always Welcome
A phone In Every Room
Hot and Cold Water All Times
1131 4th Street North
AIR 'CONDITIONED ROOMS
Music and Dancing
"All At Popular Prices"
For Prompt Service
507 Ninth Street No.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Watches, Diamonds and
GIFTS OF ALL KINDS
At Prices That Cannot Be
EXPERT WATCH AND
Over 30 years in St. Petersburg
Owen-Cotter Jewelry Co.
273 Central Avenue
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WELCOME SERVICE MEN ...
Swim at the SULPHUR SPRINGS POOL
Bus and Street Car to Pool Natural Springs ... Temperature 72o
ICE CREAM AND COLD
201 9th St. So.
Opp. Seaboard Station
Colonial Doll Shop
115 9th St. So., Opp. Webbs
For Wife and Sweetheart
48 HOUR SERVICE
148 Central Ave.
Cleaners and Laundry
SHERFY BOURN, Owner
450 4th St. So.
Wonder Bar And Grill
Headquarters for Service Men
BEER, LIQUOR and WINE
172 Central Ave. Phone 6133
"Dry Cleaning That Is
Smith's Cleaning &
1321 Arlington Ave. No.
Phone 4963 St. Petersburg
Service Men's Uniforms
That Will Pass Inspection
Cleaned and Pressed 50c
CLEANERS AND DYERS
Phone 4727 1239 Central Av.
OLDEST AND LARGEST
DRY CLEANERS IN ST. PETE
24 Hour Service
619 9th St. No.
Bowling Center, Inc.
Cor. 1st Ave. So. and 2nd St.
12 Brunswick 20th Century
125 8th Ave. North
ROOMS, APTS. & COTTAGES
Reasonable Rates, by Week,
Month or Year
ADULTS ONLY NO PE~S
248 1st Ave. No.
At St. Petersburg
Sportsman Billiard Parlor
228 Central Avenue
St. Pete, Fla., Phone 50-612
At St. Petersburg
Frank's LIQUOR STORE
147 Central Ave.
Imported Wines And Liquors
14 2nd St. So.
You are Invited to visit our
modern and up to date alleys
860 4th Ave. S. Phone 7508
While at St. Pete
BEER, WINES, SMOKES
848 4th St. So.
19 1st St. No. Phone 6720
Air Cinditioned, Private
Dining Rooms, Chinese and
DINE AND DANCE
2102 4th Street North
WINE AND BEER
Home Cooked American Meals
Our Specialty: Fried Chicken
and T Bone Steaks
714 Grand Central Ave
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, August 28, 1942
We Are 100 Percent Behind the Boys In Our Armed Forces
Herbert S. Phillips
I United States Attorney
S"I know that you are proud that
you are Americans, and glad that
you have an
did your fore-
fathers at Val-
ley Forge and
the other bat-
S tlefields of the
R.evolutiona r y
i ". War, to dio
: your part in
the defense of
and the pres-
e r v a tion of
.. our Govern-
ment at such
a "c r iticaI
time in our
min H. Hill. a
great statesman and patriot of Geor-
gia, in one of his lofty patriotic ad-
dresses at the close of the Civil
'Who saves his country saves all
things, and all things saved do bless
%-V,-~ t his country die, dies
himself and-.ll things dying, do
curse him.' e i
"Have faith inr b"'selves, in your
country, in your gov rnment, and
above all, have faith in God and
do your best as brave Americans
have always done and always will,
a;nd the Allies will win and our lib-
erties be preserved, not only for
ourselves, but also for Americans
who come after us. If Nazism wins
it will take hundreds of years for
us to regain .the freedoms that we
Paul H. Smith
"I wish to express to the BOYS
IN UNIFORM my sincere gratitude
for the patriotic and fearless atti-
tude they show in going forth to
defend our country, while most of
we civilians sit back and 'gripe'
about rationing' this or rationing
that--wanting more pay for less
work-and still sitting on their cal-
louses yapping 'Why in the hell
don't somebody do somethingg'
while you boys are really wading
in. Well, boys, hurry back and take
up where we leave off and maybe
you can correct some of our errors.
After all, the hopes of all of us are
for a better world." Mr. Smith is
the head of a large construction
firm whose operations extend from
San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Norfolk,
Virginia. At the age of 15 he start-
ed in as an apprentice stone-mason
and worked at all the trades in-
volved in building construction, and
was made general superintendent at
the age of 22-then succeeded his
older brother in business when only
26, which business has grown to
be one of the largest construction
firms in the South. He missed serv-
ice in the first World War due to
an injury, and the fact that he was
employed in defense construction.
Walter M. Beckley
"Work hard, fight hard, let's all
pay tribute to the late General
who was gifted
with the fore-
sight of look-
U Uncle Sam's
e.lec h b ) are made of
S steel, let's give
'a .c r 'em hell, boys,
.; i0is the advice
'y W. M. of Walter M.
ident and man-
magrafg t. aGer of the
A m e orican
*A 3551 Fourth
Avenue. Bo rn
May 22, 1897, in Dayton, Ohio, Mr.
Beckley has been a resident of
Tampa since 1917. Married to the
former Miss Caroline C. Reif, the
Beckleys have three, children, Doro-
thy, Walter M., Jr., and Gloria.
I R. J. Gould
A resident of Tampa for the past
32 years, R. J. Gould is owner and
manager of the R. J. Gould Welding
Company, oldest and largest concern
of its kind in South Florida, and
the Gould Erecting & Welding
Company with .offices located at 311
South Florida Avenue. These firms
have been actively engaged in de-
fense work and have done much to
aid the defense program in this
area. In 1913 Mr. Gould enlisted
with Company H, 124 Infantry of
the Florida National Guard and was
discharged two years later because
of disability. He is married and
has three children, two daughters
and one son. The Goulds reside at
5601 Miami Avenue. In a message
to the enlisted men of MacDill and
Drew Fields, Mr. Gould says: "Our
heritage of freedom is priceless and
can be saved only through victory.
You boys are doing a fine job and
under the leadership of men like
General MacArthur we can't lose."
Not forgetting that the "Minute
Men" of Concord and Lexington,
who gave us liberty, were work-
ers, too, 8,000 shipyard workers
here are now engaged in the big-
gest undertaking since those slim,
dreary days of World War I,
when the grim spectre of conquest
hung over the entire world.
But they did it in '17 and '18-
and they'll do it again today in
"Those 8,000 loyal, true Ameri-
cans in our. Yard are vitally in-
terested in prosecuting the war,"
said -George B. Howell, president
and general manager of the gi-
gantic shipbuilding comp an y.
"We are extremely proud of them.
While we are the men behind the
man with. the gun, there's an en-
tirely different spirit, not only
among us workers, but in the
country as a whole, toward de-
fense workers than existed dur-
ing World War I.
"There isn't one of us who
doesn't recognize the fact that
men in uniform are making sacri-
fices of every nature to do their
share, and we who are in the
background take off our hats to
them, who must face the enemy
Thomas W. Ramsey
(In Tampa Since 1890)
A Sergeant in the Tampa Home
Guard during the last War, Thomas
.... president of T.
: v. Ram s e y
Lu number Co., 17th
Sr. and Sixth
A. .. \who was
b..rr, ii Thomas
S.: ':sC" C,. urr'.. Ga., on
-_ .1 Mlir,:h 24, 1866,
S ha o sons
S'.h,:. I, Majors
-a ..r:n ,iduy's great
4." '* ... U n .: I Sam's
.X' Aimn Thomas
~% r\\", t r,.r Ram-
.'. .ho was
\ \ active in
k .'I L 1Yoor City
Commerce is sta-
tioned at Savannah, Ga., and the
other, Allen Collier Ramsey is at
Fort Benning, Ga. Both were Univer-
sity of Florida ROTC cadets, ad-
vancing to Second Lieutenants and
later to Captains. When they were
called into the Service at the out-
break of World War I, both were
commissioned Majors. Besides the
two boys, the Ramseys have one
girl, Elizabeth. They reside at 824
E. Edison Avenue. "I am proud of
the boys in the armed services, and
I am twice as proud of my two
boys. I know they will wear the
Army khaki with a lot of pride.
They have reasons for it. No nation
in the world can whip us!"
Larry J. Ford
From the buck private to the
Lieutenant Colonel, they all know
The Office Inn,
610 Tampa St.
y B Born in Dayton
0. Jan. 21, 1888,
Mr. Ford has
Been in Tampa
1 since 1918. He
has no service
I -o record in the
past war, but
was a member
of'the Ohio -Na-
tional Gu ar d,
Com p,any K
Private he was
Corporal. When World War I broke
out Mr. Ford was employed at the
Tampa Shipyard. He held the posi-
tion of paymaster.
Married to the former Miss Anna
Lola Stokes, the Fords reside at
1616 Louisiana Avenue. "From the
foxholes of Bataan, where they so
heroically warded off the enemy
until the supply of ammunition and
food was exhausted, American sol-
diers will avenge the Jap stab. In
the hearts of all enlisted men at
MacDill and Drew Fields. the names
of 'Pearl Harbor' and 'Wake Island'
will always live. You boys are sol-
diers at heart, and you all know
that we here in America are not
going to lose the things for which
our fighting forces have died since
as part of their routine duties.
"As you go forth to your duties
in foreign lands, I trust you will
be more content in the knowledge
that all of us are with you and
using our best efforts to make
possible your safe arrival and an
adequate supply of all the neces-
sities for waging a successful war.
"There is no doubt as to the
ultimate outcome-time being the
only unknown factor."
Howell is also well known in
Tampa and Hillsborough county
as a leader in its civic and com-
Joseph E. Williams
Although he was born in Bartow,
Fla., Feb. 1st, 1891. Joseph E. Wil-
liams, our present
S, Tampa at
ii .u ,,,break of
S v.:. i. \fVar I, so
h i. I iste d in
..r,-,l y 1918, at
Jo E o ,, R .:rdon, Ga.,
neI ah intFrah nthe
za,,:,! \1Vit h the
iib t It went
"ov,'r theree" Mr.
Wiliirmmi spent 18
--nwittli.4 in France.
From buck private he was promoted
to Sergeant, receiving his discharge
at Camp Mills, N. Y., in July, 1919.
He married the former Miss Aileen
Johnson and they have four chil-
dren, Joe E. jr., Richard C., Mary
Elizabeth and Dorothy Jean. In
Tampa since 1911, the Williams re-
side at 4005 Bayshore Boulevard.
"Live clean, work and fight hard
and you will be of great service to
your country," he tells the boys in
the Service today. "With the experi-
ences gained you will encounter no
trouble in mapping out your future
when this holocaust comes to an
end-and let's hope it's soon."
Dr. B. B. Green
Dr. B. B. Green, who is associated
with Dr. M. K. Johnston, specialists
in women's and
eases, with of-
children's dai s-
fices at 5404
tells the boys of
Mac Di 11 and
that, as a wom-
an, she advises
other women in
this country to
k eep up the
"The women of
today can do a
.,i d lot of things to
S- t help their hus-
and sweethearts who today are in
the armed services of their beloved
America. By getting together, we
could--and can-do a lot for the
men in uniform. We in America
found that as a nation we could
not live half free and half slave.
And what was true 80 years ago of
our nation is today true of the
world. We Americans are a tough
breed. We can 'take it.' But we can
also 'dish it out.' Let us know how
much we have to 'dish out' and how
quickly, and we'll do it. Yes, women
on the home-front, like deferred
men, can help a lot." Drs. Green
and Johnston came to Tampa five
years ago, after practicing in Chi-
cago. They want the boys in. uni-
form to know that they're ready to
do their bit in taking care of their
wives and babies while they are
away in the front lines.
mercial life. He was born May
2nd, 1893, at Ithaca, N. Y., but
has been in Tampa for a number
of years. He enlisted in World
War I April 16, 1917, at Fort
Porter, Buffalo, N. Y., serving
with the AEF. From buck private
he ascended to captain of the
Coast Artillery. He was a young
attorney before his enlistment.
After the war he enlisted in the
Naval Reserve, signing in 1940
as Lieutenant Commander. Mar-.
ried to the former Mary Trice
Clewis, of Tampa, the Howells
h a v e three children, Alonzo
Charles Clewis, Mary Trice and
George Blaine. Mr. Howell is also
vice president and director of the
Exchange Nati6nal Bank; vice
president and director of the First
Savings and Trust Co.; secretary
and treasurer of the DeSoto Block
Holding Co.; treasurer ot Tampa
Investment and Securities Corpo-
ration; treasurer and director of
Myrtle Hill Memorial Park; trus-
tee of the University of Tampa,
and was president of Florida
Bankers Association, besides be-
-ing a member of many clubs and
associations. The Howells reside
at 2509 Bayshore Boulevard.
Armando Rodriguez, general man-
ager of the cigar-making firm of
A. Santaella &
Co., and presi-
dent of the
was born in
too *. Oviedo, Spain,
'-" ..' -.' but has been in
Sf v Tampa since
1904. He has
-' with the local
Sal, and is also
ness affairs of
the community. When Gov. Holland
took the oath of office, Mr. Rodrig-
uez was appointed a Lieutenant
Colonel on his staff. He saw no
service in World War I, but a son,
Armando (Charles) Rodriguez, jr.,
a Tampa dentist, has been commis-
sioned in Uncle Sam's armed forces,
and has reported to Paris Island, S.
Carolina. Besides the boy, Mr. Ro-
driguez has two girls, Mrs. Bertha
DeArmas and Miss Martha Romana.
The Rodriguez reside at 407 S.
Westland. In a message to the boys
of MacDill and Drew Fields, Mr.
Rodriguez says: "Keep plugging-
victory will be yours. In the long
run, you'll benefit from the experi-
ence gained in the Army. You'll
have a better chance of advance-
ment upon your return to civilian
life-much better than the dough-
boys of '17 and '18. The 20 boys
from the A. Santaella & Co. firm
who have answered the call to the
colors will be taken back upon their
T. M. Shackldeford, Jr.
The law firm of Shackleford, Far-
rior and Shannon has five lawyers
in the armed services, three in the
Army and two in the Navy. Mr.
Shackleford has a son-in-law in the
Service and others in the office
have members of their immediate
families serving their country. In
a message to the personnel of Mac-
Dill and Drew Fields, Mr. Shackle-
ford says: "Far from discouraging
any of these fine boys in respond-
ing to his country's call, we all are
extremely proud of the part they
are taking in the nation's defense.
As they have been told, to the abso-
lute limit of our ability, we expect
to take back into our office these
boys who have so patriotically an-
swered the call to the colors as
soon as they are discharged from
active service. We believe most
American businesses and profession-
al firms and organizations will do
likewise. The laws of Florida re-
quire this to be done for those leav-
ing public employment to enter the
service. This is only the just treat-
ment those who have left civilian
life for military service deserve.
There should, and I trust will be,
the same whole-hearted cooperation
on the part of the American people
in the return and adjustment of
those in the service to peaceful pur-
suits as there now is for those en-
tering the service."
George E. Edmondson
Nationally known sports writers
have dubbed him "Football's Fly-
ing Ambassador,', and George E.
Edmondson, who in private life is
president and general manager of
the George E. Edmondson Insur-
ance Co., and also president of the
American Association. of Insurance
Agents, is everything the title im-
plies. For years he has flown to
California, Texas, Oregon, Miami,
and all other cities where "big
time" grid games have been played.
Born in Port Chester, N. Y., Aug.
19, 1894, Mr. Edmondson enlisted in
the service at Atlanta, Ga., in June,
1917. Serving with the Charleston
Naval Training Station, later being
transferred to the Commandant's
Office, 6th Naval District, he rose,.
from the rank of Third Class Yeo-'4
man to First Class Yeoman, receiv-
ing his discharge at Charleston, S.
C., in March, 1919. Before enlisting
he was employed as a tax clerk in
the Atlanta office of the Southern
Railroad. Married to the former
Miss Eula 13. Baker, they have one
child, George E., jr. In Tampa for
the last 17 years, the Edmondsons
reside at 706 S. Fielding, when not
at their beautiful lake place. In a
message to the boys in the Service,
Mr. Edmondson says: "Men enlist
in the armed forces of the nation
to fight. Let's do that and not pay
so much attention to what unfair
tactics are used to enhance their
own interests. Their has been.this
type of man in all wars and with
all nations, still at the same time
all men who have fought for this
country, and were right, have al-
ways in the last analysis received
equitable 'treatment. This war is
something like a dice game, where
men are concerned, some feel they
have all the hard luck."
S Cecil M. Webb
He was "a bit too young" at the
outbreak of World WVar I to ehlist,
but Cecil M.
\Ve bb ,presi-
lent and gen-
S .... of Kinchafoo-
ric nee Milling Co.,
110 S. Nebras-
S ,'-- ~ ca Ave., stood
Sn the side-
I walk out in
Son Nov. 11 and
4; cheered d the
.- boys who went
,: M b "over there"-
;lerep o t an d brought
"' .. home the ba-
con! The fath-
th er of two boys,
William C. and
Charles M., Mr. Webb lives with his
happy family at 844 S. Delaware.
He has been in Tampa since 1928.
Besides a brother, Roy E. Webb,
who served in the Navy 16 years and
later served as sales manager for
Kinchafoonee, 12 boys of his organ-
ization, now in the armed services,
are still getting a small drawing
account, which will be paid .until
they're promoted and are able to
make more money. "I am of the
opinion that this will help their
folks a little," said Mr. Webb: "All
of them will get their jobs back
when they get through with this
awful business of war, and they're
bound to win because they don't
know the meaning of the words 'to
be licked.' They fought at home for
their business and today they're
fighting in defense of their rights."
George A. Wackowski I
George A. Wackowski, co-owner
of the Gaw Foundry & Machine Co.,
now doing sub-
.. i.. for the Tar
', Shipb uilrh
Co., was bo-.'
April 17, 1897,
S at Bay City,
Mich. As a sea-
man, e en-
listed in the
-.... Navy in World
SWar I at De-
troit in July,
1 9 1 8, serving
at the Great
S Lakes Train-
Two years lat-
er, on July 18,
1920, he re-
ceived his discharge at Bay City.
'Before enlisting in the Navy, Mr.
WVackowski was a mechanic in an
electric battery plant in Bay City.
He lived 15 years at Flint, Mich.,
and for 10 years was co-owner of
Modern Tool Co. Married to the
former Miss Cecilia Tacey, the
Wackowskis have one boy, George,
jr., now serving with the 116th
Field Artillery in Louisiana. They
have been in Tampa for the past
six years, residing at 207 E. Sev-
enth Avenue. In a message to the
boys of Drew and MacDill Fields,
Mr. Wackowski says: "The same
thing I told my boy, when he bid
us warewell, I'd tell you boys today:
Remember that Army life is no
plaything; that nobody is bigger
than the Army; forget the influ-
ences of home-life, for when you
get out, after we whip the Nazi-
ratzis and Japs, you'll be bigger
and better men.
This is one of a series of Feature Pages designed to bolster the morale of the boys
in the Service, by citing the careers of prominent Tampans, whose very success is an
inspiration to younger men and whose words of courage are convincing proof that
all Anericans in all walks of life are 100 per cent behind the men behind the guns.
Workers Making Ships for Defense