VOL. 1, No. 29 PublilAhed Every 7 .',.. Drew Field, Tampa, Florida Friday, September 18, 1942
Drew Theaters To Show
The Battle of Midway
"The Battle of Midway," an 1800-foot film of the great battle
in the Pacific, will be shown at Drew Field Theaters 1 and 2, Octo-
ber 7 and 8, in connection with the regularly scheduled program.
Filmed under fire, the movie is the actual photographic record
made by the Navy Department and tells the story of this great battle
much more vividly than the reports given out by the newspapers and
the radio. It depicts not only the activities of the Navy, but also the
Army and the Marines, all cooperating toward the final victory.
Arrangements have been concluded between the Navy Depart-
ment and the War Activities Committee of the motion picture in-
dustry for the distribution of "The Battle of Midway" to all theaters
in the United States.
One Meets the Most
SBy CPL, LEONARD G. RUBIN
The civilians in this part of the
country are most obliging and give
soldiers rides whenever they are
going their way. Incidentally, you
fellows who accept rides-remem-
ber to be polite and courteous and
be careful what you discuss in or-
der that information that should
not be disclosed is kept within the
Here are some of the interest--
ing people who have given me
A member of the British Con-
sulate service, whom I wish many
of you could have met in order
that many misconceptions about
our English allies be righted.
An expert on reptiles and
snakes who explained that while
there are dangerous snakes most
people would do well to know
more about them and what to do
when confronted with the poison-
A civilian defense plane spot-
ter, who gives quite .a few of his
hours each week, watching from
his tower station and reporting
all planes that pass within three
A plain clothes policeman with
a two-way communication system
in his car. He told me that sol-
diers don't give police much trou-
ble, but that it would -be a good
idea if those who liked liquid re-
freshment consumed only as much
as they can handle.
A flying officer's charming
wife, who made me realize that
in these times many are the un-
sung heroes and heroines. This
young lady realized full well her
responsibility for her .husband's
morale and has learned to hide
the disappointments and fears
that naturally arise from her hus-
A Tampa matron who had as a
Lest an 11-year-old child, the
ughter of friends in the north.
having no children of her own,
she told me what a "problem a
child that age can be."
A member of the United States
Department .of Agriculture, Bu-
reau of Plant Quarantine and En-
tomology. He explained that as
Tampa is a port all plants which
are imported must be inspected
in order that no dangerous in-
sects be imported into this coun-
An old "Cracker" who was an
expert fisherman. "It looks as if
this is the spot for yoff fellows
who like to fish. First, however,
check on the season and habits of
the fish you are going after to
make sure that the time and
place is right for the fish that
you are going after."
In addition to these mentioned
above there were salesmen, insur-
ance men and northern refugees.
All in all, you can say with as-
surance-"One meets the most in-
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds
And danced the skies on laughter-
Sunward I've climbed, and joined
the tumbling mirth
Or sun-split clouds-and done a
You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and
High in the sunlit silence; hov'r-
I've chased the shouting winds
along, and flung
My eager craft through rootless
halls of air.
/Ll1I TfOlHAP R.
GENZ. J IMKY VOLITHU 'f lFIY6N DOCI`R'0-
WE WA5 AWARDED THE DISTWU1N6WgED
FLYlfi6CIM'S AND MILITARY OIDER
AgmErke Rjfo OFCI1HA
HE DID HISI SrhFF
Personnel Warned Against
the Careless Disclosure of
Vital Military Information
What Is Meant
By Soldier Morale
Gallons of printers' ink have
spilled over miles of type discus-
sing the morale of the American
soldier. It has been admired,
praised, fretted over, criticized
and cheered, but never have we
seen it defined. A lot of us have
often wondered about this morale
of ours that is so fine, so poor
and so much the subject of every-
one's concern. We cannot define
it, but we would like to make an
attempt, at indicating what we
think the word refers to.
Morale is a soldier strutting
down the avenue with his chest
out, his chin up and that "I can
lick the world" glint in his eye.
It is his absolute confidence in
the ability of the American forces
to clean up the whole mess as
soon as he can get there.
It is his readiness to fight any
marine or sailor who claims their
outfits are better than his, and
his even greater readiness to
fight anyone who claims that any
other marines or sailors are bet-
ter than ours.
It is his grumbling abeut mop-
ping the floor, shining his shoes
and straightening things up, yet
his indignation at even the sug-
gestion that his tent is not the
neatest one in the squadron.
It is the proud feeling of
smartness he experiences as he
gives a military salute to an offi-
cer on the streets in town.
It is his uncontrollable rage as
he sees newsreel shots or reads
newspaper reports of American de-
feats or tragedies due to "superi-
or numbers of enemy forces."
Finally, it is his unshakable
opinion that he is the best soldier
in the finest squadron in the high-
est branch of the service in the
greatest country in the world.
-Richard Dann, Private, A. C.,
Brookley Field, Ala.
AT PLANT FIELD
Lt. Col. Julian M. Andrus, the
officers and enlisted men of the
501st SAWR, welcome Col. Wil-
lorl R Mathenv as the newly aR-
Attention of all officers, en- reports of loose conversation in signed regimental commander and
Up, up the long, delirious, burn- listed men and civilian employees busses, trains, clubs, other public commandant of Plant Field.
ing blue of Drew Field is called to the fact places, and in private homes, Colonel Matheny is from Chi-
I've topped the wind swept that military and civilian person- upon military matters dealing cago, Ill., and in civilian life was
heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle nel of the War Department are with military plans, operations, anelectrical engineer and lawyer
flew- prohibited from discussing or troop movements, and similar sub- a lieutenant inan Engineer Corps
And, while with silent lifting commenting upon any matters jects. and then executive officer in the
mind I've trod
The high untresassed sanctity which concern the military service "Such action is distinct and di- Signal Corps at Bordeaux, France.
The high untrespassed sanctity of
space, except in the performance of of- rect aid to the enemy, causing Prior to his assignment to this
Put out my hand and touched the ficial business, loss of lives and national re- regiment, he was the assistant
executive officer at Ft. Monmouth.
face of God. Ih this connection the follow- sources and retarding the success- His hobby-motor boats.
-John Gillespie Magee, Jr ing extracts are quoted from a ful prosecution of the war. 2nd. Lt. Chester F. Thomas is
September 3, 1941.
(Hailed as the first classic of recent memorandum issued by the "Except in the performance of the newly appointed Special Serv-
the second World War, "High War Department: official business, all military and ice Officer. Lieutenant Thomas
Flight" was written by John Gil- "The War Department contin- civilian personnel of the War De- was a professional baseball player
lespie Magee, Jr., 19-year-old ues to receive numerous reports apartment are prohibited from dis- and is an all-round athlete. His
RCAF pilot, who was killed in of carelessness and gross indis- cussing or commenting upon any pleasing personality and interest
action on December 11, 1941. His creation on the part of individuals matters which concern the mili- in sports should gain the respect
parents, Rev. and Mrs. John G. dealing with classified informa- tary service or the war effort of and co-operation of the men of
Magee, live in Washington D. C.) tion. In addition there are manyI the United Nations." the regiment.
505th 3rd Reporting Company 't note of ecstasy when Tech.
4th Gr. Louis Yarc and Pvt. La-
verne Eickstad reach home on
NOTES their scheduled furlough.
The company is eagerly await-
By NOEL WILKINS ing the wedding announcement of
The Drew Field Echoes
GLENN R. ROSS, Publisher
Tampa Army Newspapers
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and devoted to military interests
and the United Nations Victory.
Opinions expressed in this news-
paper are those of the individual
writers and under no circumstances
are they to be considered those of
the United States Army. Advertise-
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constitute an endorsement by the
War Department or its personnel of
the products advertised.
Under the 8th Wmig
By PFC. L. E. BLOCH
Talk about your truly Ameri-
can fighting teams-the 8th Wing
is an excellent example. There are
men from almost every state in
the Union-a full-blooded Sioux
Indian, a Puerto Rican, men of
Italian, Syrian, German, Polish,
Dutch, Russian, French, English,
Irish, Swedish, Greek and Mexi-
can origin; Catholics, Protestants
and Jews. If that's not a demo-
cratic outfit, we'd like to see one!
The Wing officers deserve a re-
sounding vote of thanks for their
thoughtful purchase of a large
thermos jug. Just ask the CQs or
guards how that hot coffee tastes
in the early morning hours. And
who knows when you may be the
next to appreciate the usefulness
of this gift ?
The enlisted men hung one on
the officers in a bowling match at
Sullivan's Alleys last Tuesday
night. It proved to be a cheap eve-
ning's entertainment for the men,
since the losers had to take care
of the cost. Here are the scores:
Officers 1st G. 2nd G.
Lt. Buttacavoli ....145 129
Lt. Sklenicka ......180 143
Lt. Jioenr ...........141 153
Maj. Jones ..........-. 96 142
Capt. Gough ........174 131
Lt. Yngve ..----..... 77 *101
Totals ..............813 799
Enlisted Men 1st G. 2nd G.
S/Sgt. Penniston .191 171
Pvt. Mountjoy ......150 157
Cpl. Hegwood ......159 132
T/5 Meuer ......-.....166 135
MSgt. Philbert .....159 191
Pvt. Coco ............112 92
Totals .............. 937 878
*Maj. Bachelder bowled second
Pvt. Harry West discovered he
has a second home in this vicinity.
Guess he'll be spending all his
spare time over at his aunt's in
St. Pete. When we spoke of
Pvt. Peter Hartes being quite an
artist in last week's column, we
didn't realize tp what extent we
were correct. Since, have seen
some of his. drawings, and he is
definitely an artist. Pvt. Cecil
Amick, who will represent the
8th Fighter Wing in the Third
Air Force Swim Meet, has been at
work daily, pointing for the event.
He's plenty good and is going to
give somebody stiff competition.
S. .Things should have been well
looked after last week when Pvt.
James Carroll was on guard duty.
He's an ex-flatfoot from Bayonne,
N. J. However, he was accus-
tomed to "walking his post" in
the saddle of a motorcycle before
he started wearing khaki .
Pvt. Paul Dingle's better half has
arrived in town and set up house-
keeping. That oughta keep him
out of trouble. How's that KP at
home, Dingle? .. We were truly
sorry to lose three of the Wing's
most popular officers last week
via the transfer route. Capt. Haile,
Lt. Cohen and Lt. Joiner are go-
ing to be mighty good additions
to the staffs of some outfits .
What ever happened to that skeet
shoot we were to have with "The
IBAK ING CO. 'S
2702 FLORIDA AVE.
This is not an apology for Sun-
day's defeat, but rather the plea
of an humble sportsman in pur-
suit of the truth. For those who
displayed a more dubious rational-
ity in regard to the more elemen-
tary rules and regulations gov-
erning softball, may I quote ver-
batim from "The Official Softball
Rules of 1942," as published by
the joint rules committee.
Rule No. 8, Section A-Prelimi-
nary to pitching, the pitcher shall
come to a full stop, facing the
batsman, with the ball held in
both hands in front of the body,
and with both feet squarely on
the ground and in contact with
the pitcher's plate;
Rule No. 8, Section D-A legal
delivery shall be a ball which is
delivered to the batter underhand
and with a follow through of the
hand and wrist past the straight
line of the body before the ball is
released. The pitcher may use any
windup he desires providing that
in the final delivery of the ball
to the batter the hand shall be
below the hip and the wrist not
farther from the body than the
From the above facts, gentle-
men, I believe the inference is
simple, logical and direct.
The mythical land of Paul Bun-
yon will undoubtedly sound a jubi-
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Wed., Thurs., Sept. 23-24
"The MONSTER and the GIRL"
with Paul Lukas, Ellen Drew
Also "Design for Scandal," with
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Fri., Sat., Sept. 25-26
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Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen
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Friday, September 18, 1942
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Plant Field Reports
By SGT. HARRY J. ZIGUN
Last week the chapel was the
scene of a most impressive wed-
ding ceremony. Pvt. Walter Shu-
ler of the Hq. Plottnig Bn., was
married to Madelyn Jane Essex
by Chaplain Boren. Attendants
were Cpl. John J. Amati, of the
same company, who played the
role of best man, and Mrs. Annie
Laurie Stanley, who was matron
of honor and who sang "Because."
After the ceremony, the bride and
groom marched out of the Chapel
with 20 men of the company as
guard of honor. The couple re-
ceived a salute from the guard of
honor and the guidon bearer. The
spirit displayed at this simple
ceremony at our Chapel, which
was formerly a cigar industry
building, could not have been
more sincere and thrilling even at
a more pretentious military wed-
The Communications Co. did
prettyy well a couple of weeks ago.
Cpl. Sharp and Pfc. Butler are
now old married men. Best wishes
to them and their brides.
Lt. Robert S. Hull and Miss Ed-
na R. James of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
were married September 9 at the
First Presbyterian church. Chap-
lain Boren officiated. Best wishes
to you, Lieutenant and Mrs. Hull.
T/Sgt. Stephen, T/Sgt. Don-
nelly and Sgt. Hassett, of the 3rd
Reporting Company are attending
OCS at Ft. Monmouth, N. J. The
men of their company wivih them
the best of luck.
Congratulations to S/Sgt. Rein-
feld of the Hq. Co., Plotting Bn.,
who is now a full-bloomed Top-
Kick, and to Cpl. Temar, who was
promoted to sergeant.
Communications Co. announce
the following promotions: Peter
M. Tates, from Cpl to Sgt.;
Charles R. Judd, from T/5 to
Sgt.; Stanley Tamavich, from T/5
to Sgt., and Willard W. Zimmer-
man, from Pvt. to T/5 Gr.
THINGS VE DIDN'T KNOW
T/Sgt. George "Snuffy" Hails
has traveled through every state
in the Union. In 1938. he was a
tree surgeon at Cornell Univer-
sity. He played short field on the
Acorn A. C. softball team at Buf-
falo, N. Y., which won the city
championship. Sgt. Hails was ap-
pointed Sgt. Major of the Person-
nel Section December 15, 1941.
Sgt. Wendle Rollins, of the 1st
Reporting Co., 504th, is the win-
ner of national and state bike rac-
ing contests. Rollins is from Salt
Lake City, Utah, and a member
of the Church of Jesus Christ of
the Latter Day Saints (commonly
referred to as the "Mormon
In May, 1940, he began his bi-
cycling career by racing 18 miles
from Salt Lake City to the shores
of the famous Great Salt Lake. He
won first place in a 116-mile race
from Salt Lake to Malad, Idaho,
in July of the same year, covering
the distance in five hours and 30
minutes. In the national races at
Detroit, Mich., Rollins won 11th
place out of 120 participants. The
ime of his inter-state record from
'Salt Lake City to San Francisco
established a record of three days,
52 minutes, September 25-28,
On July 18, 1941, Sgt. Rollins
won the Utah State Sprint title
which qualified him for the Na-
tional Sprint Races at Pasadena,
Cal. During the two years of his
career, Rollins has won 29 first
place titles, 18 second place titles
and seven third place titles.
612 Bell Phones 4205 4204
"A Paper for Every Purpose"
"ANOTHER THING, MALCOLM, ALWAYS CHECK
YOUR SAFETY BELT."
503rd Rept. Hq. Co.
.. Ink Spots
By SGT. IRVING ROSENTHA L
SGT. LESTER SHEAR
Three boys from our company
form a swing band which is
heard over the radio weekly.
These men are S/Sgt. Ray Arm-
strong, Sgt. Johnston and Cpl.
Clarke. The former football star,
Ray Armstrong, is the leader and
he leads his men with the drums.
These boys expect to play at Cata-
lina next year with an outstanding
swing band. Good luck, boys, and
may your band top Glenn Miller
in next year's popularity swing
Time should be taken out to
congratulate Lt. John Becker for
his excellent teaching methods of
calisthenics and athletics. Many
soldiers have discovered unused
muscles, and with Lt. Becker's
coaching we all believe that our
boys will be hardened to a full
extent so that we can give hell to
the Japs. Good luck, lieutenant,
for your interest in conditioning
us to able-bodied specimens.
Sgt. Dunkin has just come back
from his honeymoon and all he
had to say was that married life
agrees with him.
Cpl. Balgrosky and Cpl. Simon
leave for OCS this week. Good
luck to you both.
Sgt. Joe Quinn is going to be
engaged to his beautiful girl on
his next furlough. Good luck, Joe,
and good luck to your future
Until next week your reporter
bids you happy landings.
Today tent city "Boom Town"
breathed its last. The members of
the 503rd Regiment moved the
last of its personnel out into hut-
ments and the private contractors
started laying down foundations
for permanent wooden ware-
houses. Soon the remnants of the
last tents will be torn down and
tent city will be finis.
Tomorrow tent city will be
dead. Just eight months and 28
days after its hurried birth. But
in the minds of us who saw it
grow to full strength and then
slowly give way to the more per-
manent hutments and barracks, it
will live for a long time to come.
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For the social and recreational
benefit of Elks in uniform, the
Elks Fraternal Center will open
Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Tampa
B.P.O.E., according to J. Frank
Umstot, chairman of the Tampa
Elks Fraternal Center committee.
Part of a nation-wide program
sponsored by )the B.P.O.E., the
Tampa center is located in the
Elks Lodge, Florida and Madi-
son, in downtown Tampa. It will
be open each Saturday for the du-
ration from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Elks in the armed services may
bring a buddy to the center, where
many hostesses will help to ent!r-
tain them. Everything will be free
-food soft drinks and entertain-
ment. Plenty of dancing partners
for the soldiers will be present,
the local lodge promises.
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F'riday~. September 18, 1942
L-RCEW FIELD ECHOES
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, September 18, 1942
By SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
It looks like we are in a race
to see whether the Service Club
now being built here, or our Band
will be the first to serve the men
of Drew Field. It's true that our
progress has been more than a
little impaired since no new men
have come into the organization
during the past couple of weeks;
however, with Captains Bull and
Joyce, and more recently, Lt. C. A.
Davis, Jr., subscribing to our
cause, this column should ring out
with some resounding cheers
shortly. ... Here's hoping that
the new instruments all get into
It will be a happy day for Cpl.
Bud Estes (formerly "Alden")
when instrumentation available
will do justice to the arrange-
ments he has written especially
for our prospective dance orches-
tra. Pfc. Hoier is waiting to pop
some of his "specials" on the
Pfc. Jerry Sedlak has a couple
of arrangements all set for the
concert Band. Right now he has
to be content to sing the various
parts to himself-poor Jerry .
and poor us.
It certainly was a brilliant idea
for the gang to allow Pfc. Cos-
tello to get married (it happened
week before last) now we are
getting some fancy home cooking
instead of the usual "wrap-it-up-
and-mail-it stuff." I'm wondering
if there was any ulterior motive
involved when Costello passed
out all that ginger bread yester-
day, and apparently forgot (?) to
save some for himself; he seemed
surprised that the boys enjoyed
it how do you like that, Mrs.
Sgt. Ferris has a glint in his
eye, and all the symptoms that
presage wedding bells but,
we shall have to wait until he gets
back from his furlough to find out
whether our supplemental rations
are to be further increased.
If anyone knows of a 15 or 20-
room mansion, with private swim-
ming pool and yacht to match-
'rental fee about $17..98 per
month call Cpl. Luukkonen.
He's 'fixin' to bring the Mrs.
down so that she, too, can get the
benefit of this Florida sunshine.
I nearly forgot you readers
get a new scribe for the next cou-
ple of weeks lucky you. Geez,
maybe I ought to worry about the
guy trying to get even with me
for some "plugs" I may have giv-
en him in this column!!! Oh, well!
Remind me to worry AFTER 1
get back from my furlough. So
A YANK IN THE OPA
In army parlance a Yank is an
American soldier and a jerk is a
Yank without gray matter, one
who is always getting himself
These .definitions Jere over-
looked when Leon Henderson's
Office of Production Administra-
tion wrote a booklet concerning.
what to do to make your girdle
last longer, and just in time, too,
for in these rubber-stretching
days, a girdle doesn't stand a
chance against less luxurious
Said the booklet, without crack-
ing a smile, "It (the girdle) can
be removed best by a good strong
After the first edition was out
someone in Mr. Henderson's de-
partment with a sense of humor
feared the instruction was open to
humorous comment, so it was re-
called and republished.
And now it reads, "It can be
removed quickly by a good strong
Overheard in the PX Restaurant:
"Waitress, would you mind
changing my order to an earnest
WHY SOLDIERS ARE CALLED
1. Wear dogtags
2. Sleep in ptip tents.
3. Sit on tails all day.
4. Growl all night.
By PVT. BOB KANE
WFLA-7:00 to 7:25 A.M., Daily.
WTSP-6:30 to 6:45 P.M., Mon-
WFLA-9:15 to 9:30 P.M., Tues-
WDAE 8:35 to 8:50 P.M.,
WFLA-9:00 to 9:30 P.M., Fri-
WFLA-9:30 to 9:45 A.M., Sat-
Effective this week, Drew Field
will have two new radio programs
(see listing' above). Both new
programs will be heardover Tam-
pa's station WFLA. New programs
mean more radio talent. If any
Drew Field soldiers would like to
participate on these programs
they should see Cpl..O. Z. White-
head, of the Special Service Of-
Latest addition to the "Drew
Field Presents" cast is Pvt. Adrian
Gendot of the 5'52nd Signal Bat-
talion. Pirt. Gendot (pronounced
John Doe) will announce and
write the morning programs over
WFLA. He is replacing yours
truly, who has been transferred
to new duties.
Cpl. Jack Hartman, popular or-
ganist on Drew radio shows, is
safely snuggled in his Pottsville,
Pa., domicile at this writing. In
the middle of his furlough, Jack
writes, "Those sunsets in Flori-
da are nothing compared to the
celestial wonders of Pennsylvania
-you should see the beautiful
cloud banks we make out of the
Incidentally, your new Drew
Field morning presenter-Adrian
Gendot, was a radio performer of
no small proportions out on the
West Coast. On the staff of San
Francisco's KFRC, Gendot acted
as announcer and producer. Be-
sides his decade of radio experi-
ence he was on the editorial desk
of the San Francisco Examiner,
leading California daily. Good
luck, John Doe.
Cpl. O. Z. Whitehead's poetry
readings on last Friday's program
(WFLA) provoked ominous rum-
blings among the soldier-listener-
ship. Was it the poems or O. Z.'s
manner of presentation? I'm sure
Cpl. Whitehead will welcome any
YANK, the new army news-
paper, came out with this little
The colonel has his eagles,
The captain has his bars,
The major has an oak leaf,
The general has his stars.
And if you're counting chevrons
The topkick has a slew,
The pfc., a single one,
The corporal has two.
The marksmen have their medals,
Technicians have their "T,"
There must be some insignia
For everyone but me.
I'm not marked out in any way,
And that's why I don't see
How all these gol-durned details
Can head right straight for me.
A field artillery outfit in the
northeast went on a 14-mnile hike,
ran the obstacle course, practiced
throwing hand grenades, had bay-
onet practice, went swinuning,
swimming, ..practiced .jiu jitsu,
cleaned rifles and stood rifle in-
spection all in one day. That night
tireless Pvt. Louis Logval request-
ed a pass-walked six miles to a
nearby town, spent the evening
dancing and hiked the six miles
back to camp.
If you are to be in the open for
some ?tinm, cdver yourself with
branches or bushes which blend
with the landscape and lie still.
By PVT. DELWIN BAGGETT
This is the first sport column
dealing with athletics and physi-
cal training at Drew and if this
article gets by the censors we
may he tempted to write more.
Although this piece was writ-
ten before the outcome of the
Third Air Force Swimming meet
was known, we aa. sure that the
teams representing Drew in the
meet will make a good showing
and that one of them will have
come through to cop first-place
honors. Drew won the meet last
year and will be defending cham-
pions. Observing one of the teams
in a workout at Cuscaden pool
early in the week, you can be as-
sured the boys were in there
fighting, whatever the outcome
The curtain has come down on
another baseball season with the
Drew Interceptors sporting a
bright record of 37 victories for
the season against 20 defeats....
'Some of the best nines in Florida
were met and defeated by the In-
terceptors ... Drew was a mem-
ber of the West Coast league,
where they finished second in the
final round .... The Interceptors
defeated MacDill six out of the
eight games in which the two
teams met, with Drew holding
the claim to the service cham-
pionship of Tampa. Catcher
Bekeza and captain of the team
led the swat parade with a hefty
.408. He smacked out 76 hits in
186 tries. Playing in 50 games,
the young catcher was the spark-
plug of his mates in keeping them
hustling. Sgt. Fred Swindells
topped the mound staff with 18
wins against five setbacks. Sgt.
Carlos Moore accounted for six
victories, while dropping two.
Toomin, a newcomer to the
team. finished the season with a
.421 stick mark, although he par-
ticipated in only five games, with
eight hits in 19 times at bat and
could not be counted as the lead-
er because he did not take part
in enough games. Other hitters
who got over the .300 mark were
Brooks, Riordan, Grabosky, Coch-
rane, MeNulty and McMannamin.
There were other players who
contributed to the fine success of
the team with both their timely
hitting and fielding, such as Ed-
die Klimczak, iMyers. Howell,
Todd. Bonelli and others who did
not finish the season with the
Football season is here and al-
though Drew will not be repre-
sented by a base team, there will
be many touch football teams or-
ganized over the field that will
compete with each other for the
base championship. This will give
the men good physical training
and at the same time the oppor-
tunity of participating in some-
thing they like to do. Come on,
boys, hit that line.
Softball, which has been very
popular here during the summer
months, will soon give way to the
touch football, outdoor basketball,
boxing and other physical train-
ing games. All are good physical
Did you know that we have two
former outstanding football play-
ers in our midst here .at Drew?
They are Lt. Erpelding, who was
a member of the Detroit Univer-
sity team, and Cpl. Ernest Bo-
ncli of Pitt, who performed ini
the backfield of the great Pitt
In the meantime, if any of you
boys know any interesting sport
items or other sports activities,
please turn them in to the Public
Relations Office at the base:
So, until another week rolls
around, we will be waiting to hear
564th PLOTT. CO.
DOTS AND DASHES
By SGT. E. S. PERRY
Since "Curly" Katzenell left us
last week-and we all hated to
see him go-it has fallen on me
to try to keep his swell column
going. I don't even know how to
begin, this being my first jour-
nalistic endeavor, so I'll cut out
the start and get right into the
Welcome back, Homer Hart--
you're looking pretty good after
all you went through in your last
illness. And a big bouquet to Cpl.
Hansen for his fine work with
the gang he's just taken over-
they're always on the ball doing
something worthwhile. Congratu-
lations to S/Sgt. Campione and
Cpl. Britton, for we all feel the
company got a swell break by
their presence and they worked
hard for the stripes they received.
How many saw that punting
duel between Lt. Cantwell and
1st Sgt. O'Brien? I personally
still can't figure out how the C.O.
gets off those beauts; if he keeps
that up, with a few sure-fire
tosses, don't .be surprised to see
scouts from Alabama, Tennessee
and Notre Dame around to sign
Oh, yes. We lost another good
man to OCS-this time it was
T/Sgt. Chas. Smeltzer. Well,
hurry back with lots of iron on
your shoulders, Smeltz.
This Plotting Company has so
many good athletes all-round
ones, too-I could not begin to
list in this journal all the teams
they can get up. What I'm driving
at is this: We challenge any com-
pany on the post to any kind of
a game they want. Just call and
ask for Cpl. Talarek-he'll make
any arrangements to meet you.
Say, Crain, how's to let some-
one get a peek at your address
book now that you're down to
one and only? Now we know why
Dickerson is a T. & T. man-
Tuesdays and Thursday nice,
and I do mean nice. Welcome
Ho-hum. Does anyone know
what the word "portable" means?
I duck. Sgt. Pool and Pvt. Knott
ean both crow long and loud:
Pool because a Texas lass has
just been chosen Miss America,
and Knott ended up in a tie on
the range. Does Chaga eat all that
ice cream at the PX because he
likes ice cream-or what? We
hear certain men return to Or-
lando for unfinished business.
Flash! The end.
"Life begins at forty," declares
Pvt. Harry J. Cowan, Camp Lee,
Va., who is a veteran of World
War I, a grandfather and a suc-
cessful businessman-at the age
k.;o "n 4w
B' PFC. JOHN E. LEE
The Base Medics continued in
their winning ways in the Drew
Field softball swatfest last week
by taking the 9th Fighter Com-
mand and the 903rd Ordnance in
two days. The scores were 3-2 and
15-0. The second game marathon
was called at the beginning of the
Also under the heading of the
sports department was a rough-
and-tumble football game supple-
menting an all-day hike which the
Medics took in stride on Monday.
Feature of the afternoon's play
was the powerful drive of Swivel
hips Cuneo. Much was expected
from S/Sgt. Senecal, but he
sprained an ankle before the ac-
tual play got under way.
The Swabs this week would
herewith-spread the welcome mat
for the new Base Surgeon, Lt. Col.
Jay Gamel, who replaced Major
Charles Firestone. Good luck to
both officers on their new assign-
ments. Newly arrived from Car-
lisle Barracks is Lt. William J.
Gale, M.A.C., who is rapidly gain-
ing in popularity among all the
in the detachment.
We would like to have seen
the happy smiles on Mrs. Dean
and Mrs. Walters as the boys
brought home the bacon on the
10th of the month. What fancy
stories did the boys have after
being red-lined material- for
"True Confessions." Incidentally,
we ought to be breaking a hot
item about the Walters domicile
as soon as our correspondents can
check up on the story.
Was Sgt. Fred Evans hobnob-
bing with the Elks the other
night? Came morning and he
stormed about the barracks
screaming, "Make that damn cat
quit stamping its feet."
Private Eugene Boehm inquiring
of the Medical Officers what part
of the anatomy a fray is. After
diligently reading of tactical ma-
neuvers, he found the General was
shot in the thick of the fray.
Pvt. William Icklan was very
suddenly taken to MacDill Hos-
pital-keep pitching, "Ick," and
come back soon.
Sights to behold: Sgt. John
(Mafoosky) Malone leading his
commandos on their most prized
military objective-the mess hall.
Pfc. Daniel Free, the Clemson
Flash, trying to get over the wall
on the obstacle course. Cpl. Ches-
ter Krause trying to substitute
mayonnaise for mustard plaster.
The hound of Baskervilles comes
back in the person of one Pvt.
James Mooneyhani in the wee
hours of nocturnal slumber to the
goose-pimply discomfiture of ev-
eryone in the barracks.
Hq. and Hq. Sq. 9th Fighter Wing
The Fighting 9th
By CPL. WALTER WERNER
Hit the deck, boys! Up and at
'em-and stuff The O' Fight-
in' Ninth Squadron is developing
into a tough outfit. Wheaties are
'out. I mean we're really ready to
chaw nails for breakfast. Yeah-
Last Thursday we blew the hell
out of all the targets on the rifle
range. And Friday we made the
moving targets look like a bunch
of sieves on the Tommy-gun
range. High men on the rifle
range were T/Sgt. Frank Maci
and "dat 'Joisey Joik'," Sgt. Har-
old Specter. These lads each
banged out a score of 113 out of
a possible perfect score of 125.
Second highest man on the rifle
range was T/Sgt. Posner with a
score of 107.
Cpi. Nelson and Pvt. Giller
came in right behind Posner with
On Friday 49 of us got a chance
to relieve our itchin' trigger fin-
gers out on the bobbing target
range. Twelve men made perfect
scores, 'hitting the old bullseye
10 times in 10 shots, when we
fired for record. "Yours truly"
made a perfect score of 15 out
of 15 in the practice run, but
missed two shots in the finals.
Anyway, it was great sport.
Looks as if our red-hot volley
ball team will have to start get-
ting in a little practice together.
Just can't "figger" it out we
played our officers a return game
on Wednesday and I'll be
damned if we didn't lose again,
Let's get on the beam, boys!
Friday. S>eptemnher 18, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Hd. and Hq. Squadron
3rd Fighter Command
By PVT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
We are all glad to hear that
our barracks orderly, Bennie Hall,
who was the victim in an auto
accident last week, is now on the
road to recovery and should be
back real soon. Let's show 'em,
Benny, hurry up, the broom's
getting tired waiting for you.
And a big welcome to Major
Davis, our new Squadron Chap-
Abe Sancton received a two-day'
pass last week-end and when he
returned he received present-a
weekly trick at KP. But for a 12-
year-old she was a cute kid,
Last week "Wolf" Johnny Wil-
son, of the Medics, and Walt
Reugger found a red balloon.
When we left them they were hav-
ing a race to see which one could
blow it up the fastest.
Say there, "Wild Bill" Sanders,
who is the 17-year-old honey
you've been seen around town
with? And we mean honey!
Funny Mager Caldwell of the
Med. Dept., hasn't said much
about his recent trip to Miami.
Too much soldier competition
Daily occurrence for Headquar-
ters: Major Garber and Capt.
Muse, matching for cokes. So far,
Capt. Muse has been shelling out.
A recent Base Bulletin an-
nounced that all "Elks in uniform
would be welcomed to the open-
ing of their new fraternal center."
And it says to "bring a lady
friend." Will Carlin wants to
know if this means a deer or a
dear. Wonder how an elephant
would look in uniform.
Marip Manassa found that it's
pretty hard to borrow two bucks
around the middle of the month.
Better luck next time, keed.
The writer received a tall can
of potato chips last week-end
from the folks while he was away
on a two-day pass. Upon his re-
turn about all that was left was
the bottom of the can. Who
opened it anyway? We thought
you were guarding our stuff,
Neil Grant accompanies the
mail recon into town each night
for the ride.
We hear that a certain sergeant
received a little token of affection
from "somebody" in the form of
a bracelet. Since it was too large
for his wrist, he is wearing it
around his ankle. Does it fit
And hats off to Lee Shuler,
Hank Tumbleston and La Count
for keeping Hq. in good appear-
ance. They are our janitors, and
do a good job.
Wonder if Cpl. Tony Pilliterre
is still pacing the floor these
nights, or is it all over? Let Sgt.
Martin give you the tip on h6w to
We hear that the reason the
Orderly Room w as changed
around was so Sgt. Johnny Hill
would have more room to stretch
With Doug Flott being trans-
ferred to a New Orleans outfit,
Swe lost a good boy.
Miss Adelaide Carrabello, of the
Adjutant's Section, can hardly
wait until this Saturday. She be-
gins her vacation then. Have a
nice time and drop us a card.
Does it seem like you had a vaca-
tion, Mrs. O'Brien?
Joe Olivier really puts on mile-
age with all the walking he does
Pierce Butler, a recent transfer
to our outfit, said he is ready to
hire out as a butler for a bit of
recompense. He buttles daily in
Our muscleman, Sgt. Gordon
Durland, really was thrilled when
a coy young aspirant for a job re-
cently asked him for directions to
an interview. He was afraid he
wouldn't be explicit in directing
her, so he personally conducted
her. Wolf, wolf!
Meanwhile, Wil Whobrey and
Joe Perry continue to absorb sun-
shine at lunchtime by stripping
down to their shorts and playing
ball. Good idea.
Thirteen more days to payday,
boys. Only 99 more days till
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By S/SGT. TOM CARUSO
We are anticipating the return
of Lts. Yates (our C. 0.), Walker,
Feldman, Wood, .Smelt, Hum-
phries, Armstrong, Featherstone
and Farr, who are now on DS and
whom we are expecting back real
Speaking of ironical coinci-
dents, here is one for the book.
When the "General" (Cpl. Weir),
had charge of company details he
was not satisfied with the manner
in which the men responded to
his calls. The "General" got the
men together and had a heart-
to-heart talk with them. "If
any of you men don't think that
I'm serious about this company
detail, I will see to it that you
fellows are recommended for the
It seems that the marriage bug
has taken quite a toll within the
company. Here are the effects:
T/Sgt. Sam Hines has acquired a
mate who also happens to be his
childhood sweetheart. Wedding
took place in the home town of
Sgt. and Mrs. Hines. 1st Sgt.
Charles Maddox has plenty of rea-
sons to smile these days. He just
returned from a 15-day furlough
and also married his childhood
sweetheart in Lakeland, Fla. Sgt.
Maddox also left for OCS at Mi-
ami, Fla., on the 15th of Septem-
ber. Loads of luck and happiness
to you both, Charlie.... Ditto for
Cpl. Bob McGee, who also heard
the wedding chimes while home
on furlough in New York City.
Cpl. Berry feels at a loss with
S/Sgt. "Dutch" Helgenberg and
Cpl. Rube Hammes, supply non-
coms of company, both home on
furlough. That's 0. K., Berry,
you'll get home by Christmas yet.
Welcome to Sgts. Bureau, Hal-
lett, Primavera and Schubring,
who have returned from school at
Orlando, Fla. Incidentally, it's
S/Sgts. Bureau, Hallett, Prima-
vera and Schubring now .. just
promoted recently. ... Congrats,
fellas. Speaking of promotions,
did you fellows notice the stripes
that T/Sgt Bob Pompeo is now
sporting? More power to you,
Bob! Incidentally, here is a memo
to that certain Tampa miss who
read one of my recent articles
and gave Bob the cold shoulder.
I .*ant to make amends as to
Bob's love affair. I may have been
wrong. Take another look at him,
doesn't he look innocent?
The duties of 1st Sgt. are now
in the capable hands of Earl K.
Jones, who was advanced to 1st
Sgt. this past week. You're doing
swell, Jonesy, keep it up. You
have our full co-operation. Pvt.
Cookie Karcharewicz is trying to
get on the ball, but every time he
does so he rolls off for some.rea-
son or another. Look what hap-
pened to 'Pvt. Al Parella, now
that he is Pfc. Parella. Keep it
up, Al .... I'll see to it that I
pass by your door each morning
for my daily pep-talk. Cpl. John
W. Falcon has just returned from
a swell 15-day furlough at New
Orleans, La., which time he spent
between his home and that of his
girl friend. Undoubtedly he spent
the majority of the time at his
gal's home. Cpl. Falcon, it is ru-
mored, will be promoted to ser-
geant before the week is up.
When you get it, I'll wish you
Memo to FEMMES: Well, how
did you gals make out in reference
to that dance hall? To the Col-
umnist of FEMMES: Nope, you
don't have to he a one-woman
USO crusader. But a girl with
your personality certainly can
carry a lot of weight via the pen.
How about pounding out a few
words to the gals in Drew Field,
and ask them if they would like
the idea. After all, what good
would a dance hall be without the
fairer sex to grace it with their
presence? Don't you think that
we should do something for the
fellows that stay in camp consis-
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What S/Sgt. by name of Thomp-
son woke up the whole barracks
in the wee hours of the night by
singing "'Remember Pearl Har-
bor," and slept through it him-
T/Sgt. Willis D. Burnette, a
grand guy, is departing for Miami
Beach and officers scnooi. I'm
betting he stays that way.
So many of our boys, including
the regular writer of this tripe,
are away on furlough that our or-
ganization is down to a mere 300
over T/O strength. F/Sgt. Holli-
day, a newcomer to this Mother
Carey job of feeding and housing
enough EM to overstock a small-
sized college, is doing a marvelous
job of organizational work, and
still hasn't lost the human touch;
teamed up with our new CO, Cap-
tain Schneider, t he squarest
shooting CO this organization has
ever had, they make an unbeatable
combination. The old-timers of
this organization who cannot but
help having noticed all the im-
provements in the last month are
bound to agree. The newcomers
are the proverbial ones who "fall
into a garbage pit-'iid come up
with a silver spoon in their
I'm not making any apologies
for this column to the last editor.
I will admit that all the women
in Tampa over 50 are mourning
his temporary absence, but as a
columnist he undoubtedly used to
be a good accountant.
Marriage has become so rife
among us handsome Base Hq. men
that it can no longer be consid-
ered a news item-but to all you
boys who have confounded Ein-
stein and made one of two, we
extend sincerest wishes for long
life and happiness.
A goodly number of our boys
have departed to a school which
confers bars and wings on gradu-
ation therefrom -.may God go
with you, and the devil take your
We confidently predict that all
the trenches dug around our bar-
racks will soon be filled with the
honest perspiration of those men
in our organization sweating out
aerial gunners school. Don't feel
too badly, boys. Remember there
was a time when you did KP
while sweating out something like
T/Sgt. Borum, rugged Tennes-
see mountain man though he be.
cannot long continue to make so
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Cuban Sandwiches A Specialty
1216 Franklin St.
Prescriptions, Wines, Liquors,
IIolne Made Ice Cream
DIETZ DRUG STORE
031 S. Howard Ave. Ph. II 4:85
many girls happy-or are we un-
This P. M., as I was contem-
platively ascending the steps to
the orderly room I was knocked
down and trampled upon by no
less than 200 EM. Take it easy,
boys, the F/Sgt. printed enough
blank furlough requests to furnish
every man in the Squadron with at
least one copy.
Lt. Colley, Base Physical Train-
ing Officer, has requested that
the 314th show a little more spirit
about joining into group activi-
ties, like the Third Air Force
Swimming Meet- at Cuscaden Pool.
It's grand fun and a good idea,
boys, how about it? With all the
men in our outfit we should have
a bang-up team in any sport
played competitively by soldiers
anywhere. A little less bone rat-
tling and a little more bone build-
ing will do the trick.
That's all for this issue.
Franklin St. Restaurant
HOME OF FINE FOODS
At Reasonable Prices
1406 Franklin Street
TOM BRYSON, Manager
Lafayette & Jefferson
912 Florida Avenue
Beer Wines Soft Drinks
Sandwiches Our Specialty
CLEAN COOL RESTFUL
Howard Ave. at Columbus Dr.
McKay-Clarke Ins. Co.
515 Zack Street Tampa, Fla.
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.
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
Whiting and Jefferson
Groceries, Tobacco, Candy
TRY OUR CORN BEEF
SANDWICHES & SALADS
Open till 11 P. M.
805 Gr. Central, Ph. H29-842
Servicemen Are Welcome
Day or Nite at
501 Franklin St.
Cleaners :: Laundry
Phones: M-1036, 4232
& Lumber Co.
LUMBER & MILLWORK
ROOFING AND PAINT
PHONE H 4891
N. Rome & Fuller Street
CULP LUMBER CO.
'Everything to Build Anything'
Millwork Made To Order
Ph. H 1862 -:- Tampa
MARY ELLEN FLOWER
AND GIFT SHOP
Get That Special Gift Here, for
Sweetheart or Mother.
1311 Grand Central
Next to Big Orange
Special Invitations to All
Now in its New Location
805 Tampa St.
Service Men and Friends to the
"A nice place for nice people"
Dancing and Refreshments
5008 Memorial Highway
I Ub' ~
"WE LIKE TO SERVE"
Service Men and Families
2815 Nebraska Ave.
Ph. M 53-631
"A GOOD PLACE TO EAT"
Post Office Cafe
C. D. Kavakos, Prop. Dinners,
Plate Lunches-Beer, Wines and
Cold Drinks. Pies and Pastries.
406 Zack Street Tampa, Fla.
ALL BRANDS LIQUORS
40th St. Liquor Store
4014 7th Ave. Y 3815
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, September 18, 1942
Paul Webber, Prop.
LIQUORS, WINES, BEER
Cor Cass and Marion Sts.
STAR LIGHT CLUB
Saturday Dancing, 35e, Inc. Tax
THURSDAY NIGHT FREE
Nebraska & Anthony
Bar and Cocktail Lounge
The TURF EXCHANGE
ORCHESTRA EVERY NITE
202 E. Lafayette St.
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
Tony Italiano, Prop.
717 Grand Central Ph. H-3109
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Fridav. RSptember 18. 1942
327 Service Squadron
By PVT. LOUIS O'MALLEY
The Squadron day-room is in
the groove with its new Emerson
Victrola and Radio Combination.
Also the addition of the new furni-
ture makes it a comfortable place
to spend an evening. Since the
last column, quite a few soldiers
have approached the writer, ask-
ing that no young ladies be men-
tioned in this column. It seems it
may get back to the girls they left
behind. My advice to them is to fol-
low that old Chinese proverb, see
no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,
and your names or behavior will
not appear here.
Pfc. KREEPS says some girls
close their eyes when you kiss
them, others close yours. When
Sgt. NICHOLS asked his girl if he
was the first to kiss her, she re-
plied, you are the last and the last
shall be first. Pvt. WOODS' wife
calls him Mustard, 'cause when
they are dancing he is always on
her dogs. When Cpl. CLEFFORD
asked his girl friend for a soul
kiss he kissed her foot. I hear the
M.P.s have orders to stop petting
on the field. How long have the
M.P.s been petting on the field?
When Pvt. NEESON was asked if
he had changed his linen, he re-
plied it wasn't worn out yet. Sgt.
FREEMAN says when a pair of
deaf mutes are out joy-riding the
young man is certainly in tough
luck. He's got to keep one hand
on the wheel and talk with the
other. Sgt. SURRAUT says the
modern girl is weak in the nays.
Pfc. NEAL wants to know if you
heard about the absent-minded
cashier who rang up one of the
waitresses and kissed his cash re-
ceipts good-bye. Could I interest
any of you for a trivial monetary
consideration in the purchase or
acquisition of an amphibious fowl
of the family anatidse, a fowl
adopted by webbed pedantic ex-
tremities to aquamarine existence.
In other words, do you wanna buy
a duck? Sgt. SHULER says we
have to wear those G.I. woolen un-
derwear and therefore will never
get through the war without a
Sgt. YARBER sure looks down
in the dumps since those charm-
ing young ladies from Missouri
left for home. Would you say that
Pvt. KLINGER is one of those
boys that are coming out on top?
When Sgt. SMITH told his girl
friend he would like her for his
wife, she replied, what would your
wife do with me? Pfc. McLAUGH-
LIN says a woman Is like a player
piano, you can't play them with-
out a roll. I asked Sgt. BURT
who was that peach he was with,
and he says she was a fruit salad,
acted sour as a lemon, slippery as
a banana, and when he ignored
her she hit him in the eye like a
Cpl. DEVINE thinks you are
master of the woman you don't
desire and a slave of the one you
do. Pvt. LICKMAN says his idea
of a soft job is that of the de-
tective who was hired to trail a
hula dancer and instructed to
watch every move she made. Pvt.
SENYKO says he never took a
drink in his life. No doubt he is
right-he paid for every one of
them. The Squadron made a very
good showing on the range with
the Thompson machine guns.
Plant Field Radio Program
WFLA has a broadcasting sta-
tion at Plant Field. Starting last
Saturday, September 12, at 9:30
a.m. and to be continued on the
same day and hour of each week,
as well as on Tuesdays at 9:15
p.m., Plant Field will present a
series of programs with Chaplain
Amos L. Boren and men of Plant
Field participating. Tune in and
listen to "This Is the Army."
If the air attack is made with
chemical agents, move up wind or
take cover. Be sure to get into
your gas mask double quick!
HQ and HQ Squadron
By CPL. H. A. HORTON
Greetings, Commandos. So we
thought a little running around
in the morning was tough, huh?
Well, men, you haven't seen any-
thing yet. The next thing will
probably be a contest to see who
can jump over the eight-foot ob-
stacle fence without touching it
with his body.
Was there some reason why
Cpl. Wolf and M/Sgt. Hubele
weren't chosen timekeepers the
other day? Sgt. Stringer and Cpls.
Page and Atwell seemed to be
very happy about the whole thing.
What was Charge of Quarters
Gallatin doing crawling around in
the ditch outside of the orderly
room the other night? You're a
big boy, now Corporal; musth't
play in the mud.
Lots of luck to Cpl. Lankford,
Pfc. Trotter and Pvt. Miller in
their efforts to become aerial gun-
Cpl. Paterson is now back from
furlough, so you can look for the
orderly room to be running
smoothly again, he says.
That's an awful cute picture on
Sgt. Miller's shelf. Distinctly re-
member seeing it or the person
some place before.
Has anybody seen Sgt. Ed-
wards? We were told he was go-
ing to work in the orderly room.
All kidding aside, he has been do-
ing a mighty fine job in the fur-
therance of our athletic program.
A few orchids to a new sergeant
in the outfit-Sgt. DiCello, the
best baker on the field or we miss
Cpl. Paterson is much disturbed
by the fact that the new men in
the Squadron haven't been in to
see him about buying war bonds.
Perhaps, Corporal, they don't
know they can buy the bonds
through periodic deductions from
their pay. Come on in, fellows;
Pat will be glad to take care of
What happened to Pvt. Tan-
gen's head? Is it true that while
sleeping down at the dispensary
someone turned on the electric
fan? The effect was worthy of
one Pfc. "Andre" Kasprzak's nim-
ble-fingers with barber shears.
Perhaps you have seen some of his
contributions to the tonsorial per-
fection of certain men in the
We fellows send once again our
thanks to the USO for providing a
real entertainment in the Radio
Barn Dance. A fine time was had
by all the fellows who attended.
The under side of most leaves
is of different color of texture
from the upper side. If you ex-
pose the under side of leaves to
observers, they wpll appear nM-
natural and will draw attention.
CRANER'S GIFT SHOP
Gifts Packed For Mailing
210 Cass Street
2800 Armenia Ave., Near Michigan
S MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE
Corner Fortune and Franklin
Dancing Every Night in the Blue Room
. ** c- BEER WINES LIQUORS
Orchestra Music Nightly Phone'7988
I N F 0
309th SERVICE Group
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
Sept. 18, Friday HONKY
TONK (Revival Program), Clark
Gable, Lana Turner; Neck and
Sept. 19, Saturday-FOREIGN
AGENT, John Shelton, Ga 1 e
Storm; Hitler's Plan; Evergreen
Playground; Emil Coleman and
Sept. 20-21, Sunday and Mon-
day--TRUE TO THE ARMY, Judy
Canova, Jerry Colonna and Allan
Jones; Glacier National Park Wa-
tertower Lakes; News of the Day;
Sept. 22, Tuesday- CALLING
DR GILLESPIE, Lionel Barry-
more; Donna Reed; It's a Dog's
Life; Hands of Victory.
Sept. 23-24, Wednesday and
Thursday-THE BIG STREET,
Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball; Con-
rad the Sailor; News of the Day.
Sept. 25, Friday-BABES ON
BROADWAY (Revival program),
Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland;
The Blitz Wolf.
I think that I shall never see
A job as sloppy as KP.
KP, where greasy arms are
With pots and pans against my
KP, where stands the cook all day
Barking orders at his prey;
KP, who may in evening wear
A spot of gravy in his hair.
KP, where all the yardbirds hop
To nonchalantly wield a mop.
Poems are made by fools like me
And so's the list for that darned
During daylight air attacks,
never attempt to escape by run-
ning. If the pilot hasn't seen you
before, he is sure to if you run.
SOLDIERS WELCOME TO
Every Sunday "Special"
"Sandwiches a Specialty"
Good Coffee-Soft Drinks
117 Hyde Park Ave. Ph. H1539
McASKILL MUSIC STORES
Radios and Repairing
Sound and Inter Communicating
Authorized Capehart and Scott
1116 Grand Central
Sulphur Springs Liquor
LEOPOLD CHAMBON, Prop.
3113 Nebraska Ave. Ph. S-1245
Choice Wines, Liquors & Beer
Sulphur Springs, Fla.
Gilbert System Hotel
Betty C. Mitchell, Mgr.
740 Central Ave. St. Petersburg
"Your Home Away from Home"
You Are Always Welcome
A phone In Every Room
Hot and Cold Water All Times
For Prompt Service
507 Ninth Street No.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
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
WELCOME SERVICE MEN ...
Swim at the SULPHUR SPRINGS POOL
Bus and Street Car to Pool Natural Springs ... Temperature 72o
WELCOME TO ST. PETERSBURG
443 Second Ave. North St. Petersburg I
: 56 Rooms, All With Private Bath
: "In The Center of All Interest"
$1.00 and $1.50 per Person X
Stop in close to headquarters for
the duration. Cool, clean effic-
iency Apts., or Rooms and Bath
By the Week, Month, Season or
111 Oth Ave. No. Phone 70-781
520 5th Ave. No. Phone 8507
Rooms with Baths and Showers
Large Veranda and Lobby
125 8th Ave. North
ROOMS, APTS. & COTTAGES
Reasonable Rates, by Week,
Month or Year
ADULTS ONLY NO PEIS
248 1st Ave. No.
At St. Petersburg
Sportsman Billiard Parlor
228 Central Avenue
St. Pete, Fa., Phone 50-612
St. Petersburg Gift Shop
364 Central Ave.
"DON'T FAIL TO VISIT US"
For Gifts of all kinds for
wives or sweethearts.
"Specialists in Pillow Tops"
SPECIALISTS IN PILLOW TOPS
At St. Petersburg
Frank's LIQUOR STORE
147 Central Ave. Ph. 4342
Imported Wines And Liquors
14 2nd St. So.
You are lvited 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
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DREW FIELD ECHOES
Season's Record 37 Wins, 20 Losses
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They Wooden Listen
A sergeant was drilling a pla-
toon of recruits. Having some dif-
ficulties with their movements
and getting disgusted with the re-
sults, the sergeant halted them,
called "at ease," and said, "Boys,
I want to tell you a little story--
'When I was a little boy, I had
a set of wooden soldiers. I liked
those soldiers. They always did as
I wanted them to. One day I
learned that another little boy in
my neighborhood was sic;i and,
feeling sorry for him, I gave him
,my soldiers. Afterwards I was
sorry that I gave away Lhosa sol-
diers and I wanted them back. I
cried and begged but my mama
told me that it wasn't nice to take
things back once they were given
away, and she also told me not to
cry any more as some day I'd get
my wooden soldiers back. Well,
you bunch of wooden-headed roll-
ing pins, I'll be damned if that
day hasn't come at last!"
Shown in he picture are members of the Drew Field baseball team, which has just completed a splen-
did season with a record of 37 games won and 20 lost for the season. Kneeling, left to right: Meyer,
Firkser, McNulty, Klimczak, Grabosky and Assistant Trainer Ray Shintaku. Standing: Reeves, train-
er; Bekeza, Cochrane, Epps, Pianowski, McMennan, Swindells, and Captain Earle DeForest, coach
of the team. Members of the team not shown in the picture are Riordan, Toomin, Moore, and Brosnan.
Plotting Co. 503rd Sig. AW Reg.
By OPL. WALTER E. YOUNG, Jr.
At this time we are a very
proud company, yes, proud to an-
nounce that our company com-
mander has been promoted from
the rank of first lieutenant to the
rank of captain. Congratulations,
Captain Lew E. Merrill.
Also,.we 'have new members for
the O.C.S.; good luck goes to Cpl.
R. G. Becker and Pvt Matthew
Digby We are glad for these men
and their new opportunities.
For the first time in months we
have made' an advance movement
to fixed positions across the street
in front of "Green Gables," into
hutments. We are much happier
in our new homes, even though
we had to say goodbye to "Frog
Island," the "English Channel,"
and most of the B-19 mosquitoes.
We are now being introduced to
motorized "cockroaches," and
dive-bombing flying ants.
S/Sgt. E. J. Gaitch put on an
armed parade Sunday morning
that compared with parades of
San Francisco, and as brooms
went from right shoulder to left
shoulder, cheers came from the
sidelines, then to the rear march.
Ouch! Caps flew in all directions
and G.I. slang shook the trees,
the hutments rocked and the birds
hid their heads under wings, as
the men rubbed their broom-
If detaiRed on lookout duty be
sure to watch in every direction,
especially that from which attacks
are to be expected. The direction
of the sun, or of hills, woods, or
over coverage which might screen
low-flying attacks until they are
close, is particularly dangerous.
Rooms 201, '102, 203, Bus
Station, Marion and Twiggs
Corner 22nd street and East
Broadway, Ybor City.
Drew Field-No. 1 and 2
Dispensaries, 5 0 3 rd Signal
A.W. Regiment Dispensary,
552nd Signal A.W. Bn. Dispen-
sary. 553rd Signal A.W. Bn.
Dispensary, 564th Signal A.W.
CAUSED BY HOT SUNi
When your body breaks out with red, itchy,
prickly heat, you want relief and you want i
fast-for neglect causes great discomfort. Get
overnight relief from the burning, itching
torture with pleasant, cooling, quick-acting
Poslam Ointment. Over 16,000,000 tins sold
-it must be good-all drug stores-only 500.
Army 20% off
E. Iiafnytette St.
By SGT. MARLIN HILL
The 690th extends its congratu-
lations to Lt. Carl Thomas, who
was married Sept. 6 in Baltimore,
Mid. The lientenant is now at-
tending school at Edgewood Ar-
senal, Edgewood Md.
Four more of our boys have left
for OCS-S/Sgt. Kelley, Sgt Teed,
Sgt. Fowler and Sgt. Dieffender-
fer. This make a total of 19 that
the 690th has contributed to OCS.
One has completed the course, and
is now stationed at MacDill Field
-Lt. Carl C. Walter,
Anthony Broussard has been
transferred to the 314th. He has
been hoping for this transfer for
a long time. Good luck to you.
Sgt. Carlin must have found
something mighty sweet while
home on furlough. He came back
with a big smile on his face and
is still carrying it around with
him. Come on, fellow, let us in
A party was held Sunday after-
noon and evening in the company
area. Thanks to S/Sgt. James
Lloyd, who took care of all ar-
rangements. That was certainly a
good brand of beer, Lloyd.
The 690th beat the 501st the
best two out of three in volley
ball Monday afternoon. The scores
were 21-18, 20-21 and 21-12.
Some of the star prayers were
Sgt. Carlin, Sgt. Jacobs, Sgt. An-
derson, Cpl. ONeal, Pvt. Potter
and Pvt. Vernon. The 690th
challenges any would-be chal-
I wonder what Pfc. Cruse finds
so interesting in the Hub Bar.
Better be careful, sonny; the love
bug is biting hard these days.
INSECT BITES-MUSCULAR ACHES
SE- VICE MEN WELCOME
SERVICE MEN WELCOME
Corner of Tampa & Fortune
BECKWITH-RANGE JEWELRY CO.
DIAMOND WEDDING RINGS
410 FRANKLIN STREET OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE
ELKS In UNIFORM
GRAND OPENING OF THE ELKS FRATERNAL CENTER
Saturday, September 19th 4 P.M. to 11 P.M.
And Every Saturday Thereafter for the Duration
at the ELKS LODGE
FLORIDA AVE. AT MADISON ST. '
EVERYTHING FREE! SOFT DRINKS FOOD MUSIC!
Bring a Buddy or a Friend
If Stag, You'll Find Plenty of Dancing Partners
AT ATTENDED PAY STATIONS
12 Booths, Attendants, Comfortable
Lounge Open 6 to 12 P. M.
5 517 ZACK STREET !
IN THE TELEPHONE BUILDING
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Friday, September 18, 1942
Mass-6:15 A.M., Chapel No. 2.
Mass-9:00 A.M., Chapels No.
1 and No. 2.
Service-11:00 A.M., Chapels
No. 1 and No. 2.
Service 7:30 P.M., Chapel No. 1.
Service 11:00 A.M., Theater
POEM FOR YARDBIRDS
When I was young and in my
I thought it great to have a
And so it gives me quite a pain
To find myself that way again!
When a flare is dropped during
a night attack, stop where you
are and remain motionless until
it has burned out.