VOL. 1, No. 34 Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida October 23, 1942
LI. Proctor In
Charge of Drew's
A.pile of junk is'useless until
it is in the hands of the industries
hat will make it over into war
machines. In connection with the
nationwide scrap metal drive to
feed the mills that will turn out
steel muscles of war- planes,
guns, tanks, ships, and shells-
salavage officers at Drew Field
worked like beavers, opening a
salvage depot at Fourth avenue
and 26th street, Tampa, under the
direction of Lt. Arnold M. Proctor,
assistant salvage officer.
Last Saturday they went into
the salvage business in a big way
and turned over 170,000 pounds
of scrap-iron from Camp De Soto,
the NYA camp taken over recent-
ly by Drew Field.
Col. Melvin B. Asp, Drew Field
Commanding Officer, put Lieute-
nant Archie S. Stokes, base salv-
age officer, in charge and helped
him to load the first pieces on a
truck. Most of the scrap was old
machinery used to instruct NYA
Between 165,000 and 175,000
pounds of miscellaneous scrap
were shipped out by the salvage
office last month. This included
40,000 pounds of aluminum, 1,100
pounds of brass, 22,310 pounds of
crushed tin cans, 25,000 pounds
of cast iron, 38,000 pounds of
spikes, 1,000 pounds of copper.
In addition, 400 pounds of scrap
rubber and 6,500 pounds of rubber
heels were salvaged.
WAACs Went "Over
The Hill," M. P.
Shipped 'Em Back
Girls will be girls just as soldiers
will be soldiers. Two WAAC's;
displaying feminine individuality,
went AWOL from Fort Des Moi-
les, Iowa, and were picked up in
Leavenworth, Kansas, by civil
They probably were the first
women to indulge in the ancient
pastime. Ft. Leavenworth MP's
took over the job of returning
them to Ft. Des Moines. Dis-
patches did not make clear
whether or not the girls were
Nurses May Marry
And Stay In Service
SSince October 1, members of
the Army Nurse Corps who marry
can, at the discretion of the Sur-
geon General, be continued in
active service for the duration of
the war and for six months there-
after. Heretofore nurses were dis-
charged from service on marry-
Nurses now on duty will not
be permitted to resign unless re-
placements are available, and
nurses appointed and ordered to
active duty after December 27,
'1941, will not be permitted to
resign during the present emer-
Those of the latter group will
be released only for physical dis-
ability or incompetency.
The office'of the Base Ad-
minsitrative Inspector has been
moved into Base Headquarters,
Building No. T-803, in the
room formerly occupied by the
Courts and Boards office. Tele-
phone Ext. 219.
The Courts and Boards Of-
fice and the Base Schools Of-
fice are now located in the
southeast corner room of the
,Base Library, Bldg. N. T-621.
Head Is Veteran
Of 22 Years
ow in an Army Air Force unit is
w to Defen invaluable. The parts of a wreck-
ed plane that can be overhauled
eeby the wrecking crew, The rest
is salvaged for scrap.
S a In charge of a wrecking crew
rPoison G ses at Drew Field is Master Sergeant
David W. Cannon, aged 47. He
has been in the Army for more
Whether chemical warfare de- than 22 years. He was in the First
velops in this global war hinges, World War, entering the Army
of coarse, on the use of poison gas with the 311th Machine Gun Bat-
by the Axis powers. Soldiers at talion at Camp Meade, Md., on
Drew Field, however, receive On June 28, 1923, he re-enlisted
thorough training in gas defense., atFOrt 28,1a3,. C., sed
One of the instructors in chemi- at Fort Bragg, N. C., in the in-
cal warfare at Drew is Pvt. Rob- fantry.-He went from there to the
ert H. Simmons, of Florence, Ala., Philippines where he served for
who had never had any chemical years.
experience before entering the "I have been stationed in all
Army. As a civilian he worked for corners of the United States since
the Tennessee Valley Authority then," Sgt. Cannon said, "from
helping to build dams such as the top to bottom, east and west."
Watts Bar Dam near Athens, In 1926 he enlisted in the Air
Tenn. Corps at Langley Field, Va. He
In a short period of six months, was stationed there for five years,
from April 24, when he entered working in the base squadron's
the Army at Florence, Ala., the engine room.
Army has converted him into a In 1931 he moved to March
capable instructor of gas defense. Field, Calif., and from then until
In the area where the chemical June, 1936, he worked on the line
warfare service unit is located, there. He served at Kelly Field,
Pvt. Simmons teaches enlisted Texas, from 1936 to 1939, at
men the various phases, of de- Brooks Field, Texas, from 1939 to
fense against gas. (Contniued on Page 4)
If it is a matter of decontami- --
nating a building, he demon- S l r f
states how it is to be done. He
dons impervious coveralls, goes older Of
into a shufflebox containing a 50- Chinese Bir
50 mixture of lime and sand with Wan
which he decontaminates his
shoes, then he takes a three-gal-k Hirohi
ion demustardizer and sprays t Hi i
lime slurry from top to bottom on Cr
the contaminated building while
his students look on. Following Pvt. Walter Hen Loy is fight-
this, he grabs a broom and washes ing mad. He wants to get a crack
the slurry into the cracks of the at the dupes of Hirohito, and he
wall. has all the reason in the world
After the men come out of the to want to. His wife, child, father
decontaminated area, Pvt. Sim- and mother are living in Canton,
mons shows his students what to China, the place of his birth, and
do-stepping again into the shuf- he hasn't heard from them for
flebox and then marking the quite some time.
building as decontaminated, at Before entering the Army on
the same time dating- it. September 18, 1942, Loy worked
After seven weeks basic train- in a Chinese-American restaurant
ing at Fort McClellan, Pvt. Sim- in Astoria, Long Island. From
mons was sent to MacDill Field, there the 22-year-old soldier was
where he studied chemical war- sent to the Army Air Corps
fare. In July he came to Drew Training Center at Atlantic City
Field as a chemical warfare in- for basic training.
structor. d He came to Drew Field a few
---- days ago and was attached to the
WANTED Trustworthy auto- air base squadron. Although only
mobile driver to drive new Chev- a few years in this country, Loy
rolet sedan from Tampa to San has become Americanized in nu-
Francisco. Contact Public Rela- merous ways. He likes to play
tions Office, Drew Field, Tele- basket ball and is a dead shot on
phone extension 218. the court.
Scrap for the Scrappers
Scrap for the scrappers piled up in the former NYA junk yard at
Camp De Soto, now a part of the Drew Field command. Standing
(left to right) are Pvt. Baronek, LI. Archie S. Stokes, salvage offi-
cer, and Lt. Arnold M. Proctor, assistant salvage officer.
BRIG. GEN. A. H. GILKESON
HEADS 3rd FIGHTER COMMAND
The Third Fighter Command,
with headquarters at Drew Field.
has a new Commanding Officer.
Brig. Gen. A. H. Gilkeson has suc-
ceeded Col George P. Tourtellot,
whose new assignment has not
Before coming-to Tampa, Gen-
eral Gilkeson wasin command of
a fighter command in the Canal
The new commander brings to
his present assignment a varied
and practical background. With
more than 5 years of active serv-
ice in the army, General Gilkeson
is a rated command pilot and air-
craft observer. He has actual pi-
loting experience in all types of
aircraft, and still flies his own
He was commissioned a second
lieutenant in the infantry upon
graduation from the United States
Military Academy in 1915. During
the last war he served as a major
in the aviation section of the
General Gilkeson is a graduate
of the command and general staff
schools, the chemical warfare
school, air corps engineering
school and the air corps tactical
Private Wright, Arizona Cornet Player,
Got Musical Training From Father;
Joins 69th Air Force Band at Drew Field
Most members of the 69th Armying his early musical training
Air Force Band it is rapidly from his talented father.
rounding into shape-try to im- The new bandsman is as cool
prove their technique during their and collected as a college profes-
off hours. Such use of their leisure sor, a nice personable chap who
time is certainly more admirable never acts temperamental nor
than going to Tampa, drinking demands a white bearksin rug nor
those churned soapsuds misnamed an atomizer filled with cham-
beer, and then hilariously lean- pagne. And, indeed, the analogy
ing against a lamp-post as though to a professor is not idly drawn,
it were a WPA shovel, with the for a good deal of academic train-
garrison hat tipped at an azimuth ing is etched into his background.
of 212 degrees.
He was solo cornetist in his high
Joining the industrious bands- school band, and also in the Uni-
men last week, to become another versity of Arizona, where he
busy bee in the Drew Field hive studied under the late Joseph De
of music, was Pvt. Joseph E. Luca, also Herbert L. Clarke and
Wright, of Douglas, Arizona. He George Tyler. He attended the
joined the trumpet section and University of Colorado for three
with his presence the horns begin years and there became a mem-
to resound at a more high-pitched ber of the Kappa Kappa Psi, the
cadence. For he can blow a mean honorary band fraternity, was
tune on his cornet, president of the University of
Some men are ambitious, irre- Colorado band, in which he was
pressible, and move ahead in solo cornetist, and received his
spite of hell and high water, like Bachelor of Music degree from
Jack London, for instance, who the University of Colorado. For
came home to 'write some good the past two years he was instru-
books after working long hours mental director in Colorado pub-
at the most arduous of jobs. Pvt. lic schools, where he had a I di-
Wright, however, didn't have to vision rating in the state contests.
be ambitious to go ahead in musi- He was also a member of the
cal circles. He was slated for a Tucson Symphony Orchestra for
musical career from birth, receiv- three years.
October 23, 1942 -
DREW FIELD ECHOES
From Truck Driver to
An incendiary bomb was flar-
ing up. It was a two-pound train-
ing magnesium bomb. One soldier
was demonstrating to several oth-
ers the proper method to douse it.
The soldier was Pvt. Edward A.
Mitchell, aged 24, of Clarksdale,
Although attached to the Base
Chemical Warfare Service unit as
a warehouse clerk and an instruc-
tor, Pvt. Mitchell had no chemi-
cal experience before entering
the Army on April 23, 1942, at
Camp Shelby, Miss. His main ex-
perience as a civilian had been
that of a truck driver.
Little did'he dream that after
nine weeks of basic training at
Fort McClellan, Ala., he would be
transferred to the chemical war-
fare service of the Army Air
Corps at MacDill Field. In July
he was transferred to Drew Field
to perform the duties of ware-
house clerk and instructor.
HO. & HQ. SQUADRON
THIRD FIGHTER COMMAND
By Pvt. Alvin M. Amster
Welcome to the new men who
have just come into the outfit.
A goodbye to Vince Rosche who
was transferred to Las Vegas
(N. Mex.) Air Base by a War
Depft order direct from Washing-
ton, D. C.
Between LaCount, Tumbleston,
Outen, "Jingle Jangle" Genkel,
and the two lads from Signal Hq.,
we are certainly getting excellent
Want to know why Sgts. Rid-
dick and Sanders are still apolo-
gizing publicly to Sgts. ("Wolf
Cards") Whitley and Burke? The
other evening the first two sarges
took the other two sarges to a
party. All kinds of sweet gals
were supposed to be there. What
did they find? Only a house full
of, kids aged 12 to 16. By the way,
Art, how is Helen now?
Our Unknown Gifts Dept: T-
Sgt. "Junior" Latshaw was the
recipient of a nice little rattle.
Mrs. Mae McWilliams later that
afternoon found the same rattle
on her desk. On the previous day
some gnome mailed Mrs. Mac a
juicy sardine in an envelope. For-
got the mustard, eh?
With "Blackie" Staiger spark-
ing the, plays. in a pickup foot-
ball, game, the Hq. Office force
tro ced the muscle boys from
It looks as though both Cpls.
Eldon- Guidry and "Frenchy"
Roberts. are bucking for what po-
sition soon to be evacuated?
"Gigolo" Melancon's twice-a-
year guaranteed hair wash-with
kerosene-he claims it's a won-
derful scalp cleaner. Maybe that's
why he's transferring to the 10th
Who put that soft pad in Neil
Grant's jeep the other morning?
What Staff Sgt heart-throb of
Hq. is romeoing with a different
steno each evening? We've got a
spotter watching him girls, just
Staff Sgt. Joe Driscoll, the
Brooklyn Yank, suggests that all
telephones be made to ring with
the "V for Victory" signal-three
shorts and one long.
With those New Orleaners
Robin, Navarro and Zinser back
from furlough, we wonder how
many broken hearts they left be-
hind? S-Sgt. George Williams just
returned also and we know that
he's a killer-diller.
Down at the Bell St. Warehouse
these days Sgts- Mangum and Mc-
Whorter are trying to see who can
get in Cpl. Woodrow Mellott's
way the most times. Or, vice
Good natured Sgt. John Hill is
the latest to join our fast growing
Happy Shackpappy's Club. Won-
der if S-Sgt. Pete Washe, now
back from furlough, can get a
Paden.Epps graduated to a full
time chauffeur and is at the PX
evenings replacing Tom Carlton
who is now on his new job as
Orderly to Gen. Gilkeson.
Sam Duke misses his cavalry
Siding pal, Mike Reuben, now at
HOT. DOTS. How come
-Miss Forsythe wears hair bows?
... .Ray Joffrion likes to take
-shoeshine orders. S -gt.
Bartels' shoes need a lubricating
job. Frank Antonucci won
last week's football pool of $7 .... Speaking of "Irish," the funniest us; Lt. Keiser giving an interest-
Sotak and Wahl kick the football thing we've seen in a long time ing lecture; Pvt. Branfield being
better barefooted than with shoes was the expression on Cpl. Mc- accused of being a grandmother
on ... Odell Alcorn is back after Guckin's face while he was being chaser.
spending eight days in the In- inspected with a questionable cap A big hand to Pfc. Weerts as
firmary .. Paul Wilson is also on. our choice of "Soldier of the
back after a convalescent fur- Duty Sgt. Moe Kester has gone Week," he always does his job
lough.... Driscoll can bake pies. for a ten-day furlough to Chicago. well, and without any griping. A
. M-Sgt. Milliken hasn't been We hear he left amid a riot of lot of us would do well to follow
seen around the Tampa hot spots. handshaking and backslapping. his attitude, especially his neat-
. Stan Rubin, our football flash. Could it be the boys are expect- ness on days of inspection.
. Vernon Chandler is looking ing a vacation now, too? And, we Sgt. Goland put himself in a
for radiobugs this week. ask you, how will the Kiewondies very unhealthy position by sing-
Wonder if John Marcum has sisters get along without him? ing a certain song, which we cen-
bought any local brewing com- Sergeant, you should show them soared.
pany stock? Howard Beavers Chicago as well as Tampa. -
can't throw those Tech Supply Cpl. "Pop" Henry expects a PX Waitress: I have stewed
Records around like thathash he nice trip soon to the tune of 4,000 kidneys, boiled tongue, fried liver
used to. ... The two Hughs- miles. "Pop" says Oregon is the and pigsfeet.
Tyler and Andes-one is glad he most beautiful state in the Union; Cpl. Kane: Don't tell me your
pulls Hq. guard, the other isn't. it must be to travel that far! troubles, sister. Give me some
. .Romeo "Dutch" 'Reifsnyder is Everyone, that is, most every- chicken pie.
both tenderhanded and tender- one, has been getting a nice work- -
hearted. First Cook Everett out lately. 2nd Lt. Carroll took the "Lady, these eggs are fresh.
Roberts practices difficult pool fellows through t he obstacle They were brought in from the
shots by bopping potatoes with a course the other day. Everyone country this morning."
broom. Rehashing Gosselin's had a good many laughs and a lot "What- country?"
wedding-Curley Quit Early.... of sore joints; ya know, I'd swear --
Humphries and Vining want to that fence was 20 feet high. After Professor (giving oral quiz):
move their beds into their respec- the 20-mile hike, we wonder if Name two ancient sports.
tive working quarters.... M-Sgt. T. Sgt. Vidovich is still of the Freshman: Antony and Cleopa-
B. E. Brown shoves off next week same opinion. In case you don't tra.
for OCS. Good luck to a good know, it runs thusly, "It can't be
boy.... And no anonymous addi- beaten, four dollars a day, a place
.tions to this writer's column. to eat and sleep!" We also won- MONEY LOANED
Everything goes through chan- der if the boys took their nightly
nels. workout at the "Y." Confiden- O r ANYTHING OF VALUE
tially, we think not. By the way, TAMPA LOAN CO.
h SAWS B.,they have a lot of fun playing "TAMPA'S OLDEST AND
564th SAWS DB., Sep. basket ball and water tag, par- MOST LIBERAL"
ticularly T. Sgt. Seigler. The only 908 FRANKLIN STREE$T,
Firsl Rep ri g 0 cost is 10 cents for a towel, and
First Reporting Co. you don't have to spend that.
We hardly know what. to call
By SGT. J. B. HARRIS the choice bits of information we
Shave gathered about the various A
The 1st Reporting Company is fellows in the outfit; shall we re-
again first to be "on the ball," fer to it as "Stable Gossip?"
thanks to Lt. Eisenbise, who is Pvt. John (Blimp) Sochacki
handed this week's botiquet, supporting a lot of girls lately;
Thanks for the "coke" machine, Pvt. Jack Munday playing nurse
Lt. It was a first-class exhibition maid to two baby squirrels; S.
of thoughtfulness and brain work. Sgt. Hopkins scratching his head
The story runs like this: There is over the duty "rooster"; T. Sgt.
a perfectly good "coke" machine Krause's girl friend waiting in
sitting around the PX and not front of the Ritenclif, finally
being used. Lt. Eisenbise investi- walking off with two sailors; Pvt. l *
gated and pulled a few strings Harry Beck S O S-ing to the tune
here and there with the result of 50 bucks; S. Sgt. (The Pony)
that the whole battalion has the Nespica still expressing excuses Air-Conditioned Ph. M1878
use of a machine which is situated for the Brooklyn Dodgers; the 30e Matinee 44c Night
in our orderly room. Thanks "coke" machine taking in $23 in Now Playing Through Wednseday
again, Lt. one day; Cpl. Hetzel NURSING
Know who wins this week's two lovely little DOLLS! all the '
bunch of "rag weed?" Yea, you're extra noise in the Company area
right: T. Sgt. Jack (O'Grady) last week, being Pvt. Kehoe re-i
Krause, 1, 2, 3, 4, but don't let turning from furlough; S. Sgt. 1
the Irish get you down, sergeant. "Nick" Debonis going "hi-hat" on
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By SGT. D. L. HYLAND
In addition to keeping up the
usual work, we have been doing
some specialized work along the
lines of telephone practice, radio
code study and a complete study
of'anti-aircraft guns. On the lat-
ter, Sgts. Daehne, Zackmeyer,
Madsen and Hyland have groups
that insure all of the company
personnel learning to assemble,
operate and dismantle these
weapons. Woodell should volun-
teer to get us a slant-eyed lady
spy for target practice. The local
telephone company has been an-
gling to get Cuva for an emer-
gency operator, but "Short Stuff"
is still jumpy when he encounters
a charge from the magneto that
tingles through his body. The code
group is quite well fixed now,
with automatic tape sending com-
parable to Drew Field school
equipment, and Lt. Taylor's teach-
ing is producing results faster
than the established schools.
SWe have a "wrong-way" Cor-
rigan in the company; ours is
named Bates. One night last week,
according to his story, he claims
he got on a southbound street car
instead of a northbound car and
found himself at a nursery. He
hasn't explained what sort of a
nursery it was-well you figure
it out. Oh, yes, Bates wanted to
return to camp.
The Sarasota situation is im-
proving. Sgt. Hyland spent the
week-end' there and did not go to
the hospital this Monday. That
suggests this one: While at sea,
the first mate was continually
drunk, so the captain repeatedly
entered in the log, "First mate
drunk today." Glancing through
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Don't Be the Headless Wonder
the log during a sober moment come from, Cpl. Maiorana? And
and resenting the entries he saw, while we're asking questions,
he wrote, "The captain is sober "Who is Mommy?" Certainly must
today." be a devoted son, since you write
Our commanding officer, Lt. to Mommy every day, and air
Waldrop, can always be counted mail, too.
upon to have the right sort of an See here, Cpl. Kaslo, we'll dis-
amusing anecdote ready to illus- pense with the saluting now. Just
trate a point. Some well-chosen give me your pass. And what did
items drawn from actual experi- yousay, Cpl. McFarland?
ences in the last war helped the The morale of the men of the
non-coms at the recent lecture on 684th has been improved lately
ways in which the non-coms can by the Morality Lecture and
offer more effective leadership to Movies shown the other night.
the enlisted men, and we left the Which, as you know, encourages
meeting with a far clearer con- continence. Say the men, "Maybe
ception of the duties and privi- we're not made of iron after all."
leges of our ratings. Sgt. Robertson, Sgt. Patrick,
Cpl. Soucy, Pfc. Browning and
The company took a practice Pvt. Southwood have returned
march (anything under 44 miles early from their furloughs. Did
is defined as practice by the men you come back to rest up? If so,
since their trek to Clearwater and you are living in a fool's paradise,
back) on Tuesday, October 20. as Sgt. Dalmata says, "This is no
Due to the fact that the most di- health farm."
rec troute is but a few miles, it __
was decided that .a roundabout HQ. CO REPTG. CO.
way might be mapped out. It was. 503d S. A. W. REGIMENT
Ten miles up and 10 miles back.
The men thought very little of it. GOSS I
First Sgt. Dalmata has intro- J
duced a new "detail" for the com- By SGT. IRVING ROSENTHAL
pany, after hearing the excuse
from Pvt. Cherepon when he was After two weeks of idle gossip,
awakened the other afternoon due to hospitalization, yours truly
about three o'clock. When asked is back once again to give you
why he wasn't on duty in the the long-awaited dope of our or-
Supply Room, Pvt. Cherepon re- ganization. 1st Sgt. A. F. Miller,
plied, "Nobody woke me up after who was hospitalized for almost
lunch." Now we have a valet de- two months, due to appendicitis,
tail that sees. the boys are awa- has returned to day and as ever
kened after the lunch-time siesta. is doing a fine job. Hats off to
Hear that Pfc. Nardone has an S. Sgt. W. R. Armstrong for do-
apartment with a kitchenette ing a fine job during 1st Sgt.
since his wife'is here to visit him. Miller's absence.
We're waiting for an invitation Congratulations to newly ap-
over for dinner one of these pointed Cpls. Noll, Weiskittel,
nights, Tony. Nappi and Strivel. Add congratu-
Cpln David (Barracks Bags) Pol- nations to newly appointed Sgt.
lack, whom .we refer to as the Spencer. You boys worked hard
USO kid, is fast losing his title and each deserved your added
to Pvt. Plotnick, who can be chevrons.
found almost every night at the Cpl. Arnold and Pvt. Ravaioli
USO on North Blvd. What's the are doing a swell job as mail or-
attraction, Plotnick? "Bingo on derlies. Cpl. Kneeshaw has just
the Patio," says Jules. left our organization to attend
SWhere do those blue envelopes O.C.S. Good luck, Corporal, we
know you have the potentialities
of being a good officer. Add con-
k ** gratulations to S. Sgt. Abbott for
his being accepted as a candidate
I for O.C.S. Good luck, Sarge, for
we have confidence in your mak-
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was to be engaged while on his
furlough. Next issue we will have
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gagement. Congratulations to the
New Skas newlyweds, Sgt. and Mrs. Bragg.
New Skates Did you know that Pvt. Chiro
was an outstanding amateur
fighter? In 60 bouts he conquered
Admission: Nights 30c his foes 57 times. Nice work,
Chico! Did you know that S. Sgt.
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sonnel of the products advertised.
WHEN SOLDIERS APPLY FOR
ALLOTMENTS, IT HELPS THE ARMY
Now, weeks ahead of schedule, payments are being made to
soldiers' families under the provisions of the Service Men's Depend-
ents' Allowance Act. That's good news to many Drew Field soldiers
and their families.
Official application blanks have been sent to all Army posts,
camps and recruiting stations in the United States and to all over-
seas stations. Soldiers of the four lower grades who are eligible for
the family allowance may obtain official blanks from their com-
manding officers. And in order to facilitate payments, men in the
service are urged to file the application themselves. Don't leave it
up to the family.
S When the soldier files the application himself, he knows that the
business has been attended to properly. His officers will help him to
fill out the application correctly and completely. And they can tell
him what documentary proof is required.
The family allowance can be approved more quickly if the soldier
files the application. His officers will already have made the proper
military pay adjustments and have seen to it that all the necessary
records are in good order and ready for processing. The soldier is
also permitted to submit documentary proof to support his applica-
tion any time within six months after the date he files his applica-
tion. During that time payments can be on their way. On the other
hand, if a wife or other civilian relative files the application, all
proof required must be submitted with the application.
Applications filed by the soldiers themselves are apt to be more
accurate than one filed by relatives. The soldier knows many facts
required in the application that members of his family may not
know: his serial number, the exact designation of his organization
and so forth. A mistake in these facts will delay action.
Men in the Army who are eligible for family allowances know
what a burden has been lifted from their minds. The knowledge that
their dependents at home are not in want means that they can con-
centrate their energies on the task ahead to fight their way to victory.
Remember: It will speed the family allowance to LET THE SOL-
DIER APPLY. IT WILL HELP THE ARMY GET 'EM PAID.
v M M receive rapid promotions accord-
Every Mana H er0 ing to their letters. When they go
home on furloughs they have to
do some. rapid thinking or some
When H Writes fancy sewing to make their letters
good. Some of the gals wonder
ITo Hi are how such high officers seem to
To His guer be busted or demoted just before
they come home.
From most of the letters one
By CPL. LEONARD G. RUBIN would gather there are nothing
Few i d ae te s s but soft jobs; in the army. All the
Few indeed are the soldiers
who can sit down and write a
letter to their one and only, and A PILOT
tell her the hard cold unvarnish-
ed truth. I am the freest of the free,
A little checking up on some I can escape mortality;
of the correspondence, by discuss- I have the freedom of the sky.
ing these letters with the boys I, on my man-made wings, can
who write, .them, has revealed fly.
some of the following informa-
tion. I've often flirted with a cloud.
No man ever seems to be de- I smile and even laugh aloud;
tailed-to KP when he writes to And plunge my screaming mount
his honey. He seems to have for- anew,
gotten all about this little matter, Up, up, into the cleaner blue.
even if he is put on such a detail
for a week at a tigne. In the very All is peace and beauty there,
few cases where it is mentioned, I feel refreshed by purer air;
it usually contains the statement No sordid, dirty human hand
as to how the mess sergeant was Has ever fouled this virgin land.
fooled the entire time into think-
ing this particular soldier was Some day up there my time will
working, when in reality he was come,
eating the whole time. It probably But I won't have the fears of
happened in his dreams, for most some;
KP pushers even look under the Because I've seen what lies be-
tables for the boys who might be yond,
inclined toward napping. I'll gladly cut my earthly bond.
Then there are the boys who -Lt. William S. Eliel
Service-11 A.M., Theater No. 1
Mass-6:15 A.M., Chapel No. 2.
Mass-9:00 A.M., Chapels No. 1
and No. 2.
Service-11 A.M., Chapels No.
1 and No. 2.
Service 7:30 P.M., Chapel
f DRCW FILD
By4Lt. James F. Brown
(Special Service Officer, AWUTC)
In our column this week I can-
not stress the importance of furn-
ishing entertainment for the men
here at Drew Field. Your Special
Services Officers urge all men
with musical or dramatic ability
to call at the Special Services Of-
fices located on the base, concern-
ing their appearance in further
performances on the field and on
* The best way to keep informed
of daily activities is to listen to
your programs broadcasted every
morning at 7:05 over station
Thursday and Friday evening
programs are cast entirely from
men at the field with the excep-
tion of an occasional guest artist.
All programs presented by the
field are for your enjoyment.
We of the Special Services Of-
fire are striving to present the
best to you in entertainment. The
Defense Recreational Committee
has been more than efficient in
its cooperation with this office in
presenting shows to you.
"Sorry we can't 'have any fun
tonight, honey. It's the end of the
month and I've only got some'
small change left."
"Well, for Pete's sake, soldier,
what do you think it takes to send
my kid brother to the movies, a
five dollar bill?"
boys seem to be sitting at desks
helping the general, or maybe
only the colonel. It would seem
too that they are practically in-
dispensible in their jobs for the
entire organization or even the
post seems dependent upon their
There are those who seem to
be ashamed of any duty except
foreign combat service, even
though there is vital work which
must be done that is here in this
country and is classified as non-
combatant. They write to their
darling that they are practicing
with tommy guns every day and
expect to be in Australia any
moment, when in reality their
weapons are typewriters or ra-
The moral of the story is that
the truth is best after all, for
sooner or later the bubble will
burst and the truth will out.
Many are the lads who wished
they hadn't let their imagination
run away with them when they
wrote to honey chile, "for the
embarrassment of trying to cover
up or live up to those terrific
truth. Take it easy, boys-your
one and only loves you in spite
letters was worse than the simple
of your rank or duties. She knows
and we know you can't fight a
war with only generals.
How to Save Gas ..
Two Drew Field officers have
found a way to counteract the ra-
tioning of gas and tires. At the
same time they manage to get
their morning exercise. Captain
Charles Holland and Lt. Clare G.
Sharkey, of the Third Fighter
Command, now pedal their way
from home to the Air Base every
Astraddle their English-type
speeder bikes, the officers claim
that this new mode of transporta-
tion is faster and more fun. And
they don't have to worry about
the parking situation either.
HEY, SOLDIER, ARE
YOU A "SKOOF?"
Dear. Joey Dogface:
You may not be a skoof. But
skoofs have been seen and you
may be one of them.
What is a skoof? A skoof is a
goof bearing some resemblance
to a soldier. How can you tell a
skoof when you meet him?
He lounges around at a shambl-
ing pace, with his shoulders bent
over. He leans against anything
that looks as if it might hold him
He hates to take five minutes
to change to 'Class A uniform, and
would never wear anything but
a shapeless, dirty old set of cover-
alls if he could possibly avoid it.
If permitted, he would even go
to a dance in clothes designed for
the machine shop.
His slacks are innocent of
crease, his shirt and tie look as
though he slept in them. His shoes
look as though he had been
stamping out a brush fire.
His idea of dressing up is to
put on a civilian watch chain, a
winter cap, fancy sockg, and leave
three fountain pens sticking out
of his shirt pocket.
SHow do you know the skoof is
a soldier at all? To merely look
at him, one might conclude that
he is a Boy Scout from Balu-
chistan. But he claims he is a sol-
dier, so he must be.
In the foxholes of Bataan, on
the scorching beaches of the Solo-
mons, soldiers don't dress up.
They don't shave, and they wear
whatever uniform will give them
comfort and effectiveness. That
is as it should be.
But to us is given the easy task
of soldiering minus discomfort,
minus hardships, minus peril. Yet
we are permitted to wear the
uniform of the same army which
is fighting across the flaming
world. The least we can do is to
look like soldiers until such time
as we are baked in the furnace
of action into the real article.
By Sgt. John F. Suszynski
Last week turned out to be
pretty much of a "Home-Coming
Week." Pfc. Costello started it off
by paying us a brief visit after
a two-weeks sojourn at the Mac-
Dill Hospital he stayed just
long enough to make arrange-
ments for a furlough and to pack
his bag for a bit of convalescing
up North, in Philadelphia (the
Florida Chamber of Commerce
won't like that, "Mahoney"; what
will you do if they shouldn't per-
mit you to rejoin us?).
The following day, Sgt. Ferr' T
arrived in Tampa with his bra
new Mrs., just as he said he woui
when he left on his furlough....
Now he is in the throes of house-
hunting, and Cpl. Luukonen re-
fuses to be sympathetic because
he just finished going through the
ordeal for Mrs. "Luke," and he
does not care- to expose himself
to a relapse.
The day after that, our front
office dressed up our "new" Old-
Timer, Krewson, in chevrons (2
stripes-1 for each arm) and
there stood PFC Krewson, all
dressed up and no place to go.
The 309th Service Group heard of
this dilemna and came to the res-
cue with a shindig worthy of full-
page comment in any Society
Cpls. W. T. Wolf and Al Horton
of the 309th arranged to have us
all present at the party-Krewson
was somewhat timid about stray-
ing too far from Barracks T-272
alone-and our instructions were
to bring our instruments and can-
teef cups; the latter got more
,play than our musical instruments
("Budweiser" did it).
Sgt. "Atlas" Paterson, Master of
Ceremonies for the occasion, re-
viewed our past attachment to
the Hq & Hq Squadron of the
309th SG, and our association
with Major H. G. Turner as the
Band's first Commanding Officer.
Following a most flattering intro-
duction, Warrant Officer. Baker
led the Band through its musical
paces-which effort, incidentally,
was well received. Plenty of food,
a well balanced show, some jitter-
bugging with soldiers pairing off
in dainty couples, and DeSanto's
Commandos made the evening a
full one. Cpls. Estes and Luuk-
konen, ably assisted by Pfc. Vitale
(the inimitable), gave out with
some extemporaneous and extra-
neous entertainment.... I haven't
been able to find out who writes
their script, but a Court Martial
will be hurriedly convened as
soon as the hunt is over.
WRECKING CREW HEAD IS
VETERAN OF 22 YEARS
(Continued frorr Page 1)
December, 1940, when he went to
Hamilton Field, Calif. And then
to Wilmington, N. C., air field,
followed by a brief stay at Myrtle
Beach, S. C., and finally came to
Drew Field on August 9, 1942.
Sgt. Cannon went up the lad-
der slowly but surely, having
been promoted to corporal in 1926.
to sergeant in 1929, to st
sergeant in 1931, to tech serges.
in 1939, and finally to master
sergeant in 1942.
"Nothing exciting happened to
me in all those years," he said.
"Only work and more work.
Plenty of it."
)ctobpr 23, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
An Expert At
As the Base Chemical Officer,
Lt. Arlie J. Ullrich, Jr., of Indian-
apolis, Ind., is responsible for the
instruction of officers and soldiers
on. Drew Field in gas defense.
Either in classroom or on the
field, whether it is a matter of in-
struction in the use of the differ-
ent types of gas masks dia-
phragm, service, optical or train-
ing--or whether it is in the de-
contamination of a building, or
whether it is the chemical compo-
sition of a four-pound thermite
bomb and its properties, Lt. Ull-
rich knows how to put it across
to his students.
With the Army-s accent on
vouth in order to build hard-hit-
ing offensive -units, Lt. Ullrich
fits right in, being in his early
twenties. He is a chemical engi-
neer, having graduated from Rose
Polytechnic Institute, Terre
Haute, Ind., in the spring of 1942.
He entered the Army on May
10, 1942, at Indianapolis, Ind.,
and from there he was sent to
Edgewood Arsenal, Md., for an
advanced course in chemical war-
fare service. On July 6 he was
sent to MacDill Field. On August
14 he was assigned to Drew Field.
309th Service Group
Hq. & Hq Sq.
The Squadron party is now
something to just talk about.
That everybody had a grand time
goes without saying. It remains
for us to extend our sincere
thanks to all the men who,
through their untiring efforts,
made the whole idea a colossal
To W. 0. Baker and his band
the whole outfit sends its appre-
ciation.' You did a -mighty fine job
for us, Mister, one which contrib-
uted mightily to the evening's
SSgt. Paterson as master of cere-
monies carried out his job in a
masterful manner. Nice going,
Pat, and thanks.
The food, prepared under the
very capable fingers of Sgts. Ro-
sengreen a'nd Di Cello, was to
The li g h ting installations
around the stage and guest tables
were contributed by Cpl. Joos,
one of the best all-round mechan-
ics on the field.
Decoration of the stage and
preparation of the program of en-
tertainment was handled by Cpl.
Wolf, and I think we all agree
that he carried out the job to per-
In connection with the enter-
tainment, we mustn't forget to
thank Cpl, Whitehead for his help
in arranging to procure the talent
The men who acted as guards
to see that nobody got out of
hand were in charge of Cpl.
Brayer, and we think they did a
Next in line is Cpl. DeSanto's
Commandos. You boys did a fine
job and contributed a great deal
to make the evening a real suc-
To all the other men who had
their fingers in the pie, but whose
names do not come to me at this
writing, thanks a million.
1st Sgt. Miller and T. Sgt. Park-
er maintained an envious posi-
tion with all the other fellows.
They detailed themselves to take
care of the lady entertainers.
From where we were sitting they
did a very good job of it, too. Sgt.
DiCello and Sgt. Stringer tried to
break in on the set-up, but the
groundwork had been too well
laid and they met with rebuff at
every turn. (Much to the pleasure
of the other fellows.)
Cpl. Jimmy McKinney wasn't
part of the entertainment. Those
gymnastics he was performing on
the stage were the result of too
much orange juice.
After the entertainers had left,
the boys got down to some real
serious jitterbugging. Never sus-
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The fellows were all glad to
see the wives of our officers in
attendance. Their pretty dresses
and smiling faces lent a real touch
of femininity to the occasion. We
hope they enjoyed themselves.
The party knocked all other
happenings of the week into an
eclipse. There is very little to re-
Cpl. Wolf has managed to get
himself out of athletics once
again. Trying to drive his finger
through a volley ball did the
trick. He says the finger is broken
-the dispensary never talks.
Pvt. Dvinoff, a self claimed ex-
ponent of.military courtesy, when
asked why he didn't get up off
his bed when the C.O. entered the
barracks the other day answered
that this was his day off. I think
that this philosophy gives us all
something to shoot at.
564th Plotting Co.
Dots and Dashes
By SGT. E. S. PERRY
Trying to write a column today
with all the men away on a
march and nobody around to spill
the dope is like trying to solve a
Chinese crossword puzzle, but
here's a crack at it. First, a lot of
stripes went out last zebra day
so Louey Herzy now sports a
rocker, Britton, Roumeliote and
Whitaker climbed up to bucks,
and Crain, Norton, Knott, Griner,
Hawkins, Goodson, Mayo, Hughes
and Conrad made corporal or T.
5th, and our stripers now are Ne-
grotto, Griffin, Goss, Conn and
Rupert.' Pretty nice, eh? ,
Campioni, who left for O.C.S.
for training to become an officer,
made technical sergeant, which
his excellent record proves he
earned. Good 'luck, John, but.be
sure and keep in touch with us
because there are still a lot of
things we may need to ask you.
That move put Pool in the supply
room and we get everything now
from blankets .to the latest ru-
mors right on time. Big bouquets
to those men of our company who
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put on such swell shows over the
air-we really enjoy them: Crain,
Butts, Baseler and Chandler.
Although the baseball team got
beaten Sunday-one of those rare
occasions-a new hitting star was
uncovered in the person of 1st
Sgt. O'Brien. No wonder' Cincin-
nati finished third; they over-
looked the home talent.
Last week's paper left out the
name of our Air Force visitor-
it was Lee Jarrett.'Is it just a ru-
mor that Sgt. Ludwig is going to
take vows some time in Decem-
ber? Well, he can start right now
to learn house-cleaning. That last
crack goes for a few others, too-
did. somebody point a finger at
me or was it just my imagination?
And when you have money in
your pockets, gigs aren't gags.
And a last reminder: The na-
tives around here tell me that
high school game tomorrow across
the street is a lulu and draws a
swell crowd. It's worth going over
to see-the swell crowd, Some of
you boys may sing "Somebody
Else Is Taking My Place," but not,
Seder; she sent him a five-pound
box of candy and it lasted exactly
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October 23 1942
59th Aviation Sq...
Here we are fellows--more
news. Two soft ball teams meet-
ing on common ground makes a
very interesting .fight when both
teams know what to do with the
ball, the gloves, and the bat ....
And, incidentally, the use of the
head plays an important part, too.
Although the pitcher, catcher,
first baseman, and the shortstop
claim the spoils, the scores were
9-6, in the MacDill boys' favor.
Oh yes, the tie-up was between
MacDill and Drew Field last Sun-
day. I say, Sgt. Willie Smith,
Drew Field must not lose again.
S. I repeat; "We must be tops-
in everything," so on the ball,
The football season is on the
beam-What's that? O.K., I won't
let it be known that we have al-
most given up the idea. Or maybe
the boys have gotten so good the
need for practice is a secondary
matter. You can get too good.
By the way, before it slips the
pen ... .The name of the quartet-
te is-as suggested by our C.O.
-"The 59th Squadronaires." Not
a bad name, eh, fellows? So, it'll
be "The 59th Squadronaires" over
WTSP on Monday evenings at
6:30 P. M.
ing for the bis to Drew Field,
there, coming down the street
(side walk), was a huge soldier
swinging a handbag in his right
hand. His dress was the winter
uniform with the garrison cap ...
as he approached the would-be-
bus-riders a soldier at my left
came to attention and very smart-
ly saluted-there was a howl of
laughter The soldier saluted
was wearing two stripes-and
they were not service stripes. No,
:the saluting soldier was not from
Drew Field-in fact, I have never
seen him before. Of course he
could have been in doubt. .. .
Nevertheless, it 'was a treat for
"the morning after the night be-
Here is a better one still. Pvt.
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Dosy L. Perry ("Jodie" to all the
fellows) was walking his post
when an officer (the fellows said
it was the Major) approached
apparently to test Pvt. Perry
(Jodie) on his challenging. Pvt.
Perry called out, "Halt, who goes
there?" The officer replied, "It is
the Major." There was an awk-
ward pause, so awkward the of-
ficer spoke up and told the sentry
to tell him what to do. Pvt. Perry
said, "You'd better stand damn
still until I think of something to
We are missing a certain visitor
around camp lately, Sgt. Adams.
It is because you have broken
some glasses, or has some one
taken your place? We prefer be-
lieving the latter. You're not
broke, are you, "Sarge"? See. Sgt
Calvin Spinner, he'll let you have
a few bucks until pay-day.
Who is the little woman that
knocked big Lonnie Bonds down?
Humph, humph, such weak men.
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL
ABOUT IT! SAM HARRELL and
ALEX HARRIS PROMOTED TO
CORPORALS. Irene'll get more
money, eh, Sammie? Speaking of
promotions, we congratulate the
following persons: From now un-
til the next promotion they will
carry the title, 1st Sgt. Calvin
Spinner, Sgt. James Reddick, Sgt
Hilton Pruitt, Sgt." George Os-
borne, Sgt. Luther Patterson, Sgt.
Ernest C. Henderson, Sgt. William
Cox, Corp. Lonnie Bonds, Corp.
James Johnson, Corp. Sam Har-
rell, Corp. Alex Harris, Corp.
James C. Gray, Corp. Albert G.
Harris, Corp. Harry Thayer, Corp.
Walter C. Williams, and Corp.
Vincent J. Tutson.
Private McDonald (Snowball)
Dixon walking guard Monday
night challenged a big dog. The
dog ignored Pvt. Dixon challenge
-BANG! Off went the dog's
tail. What a lad. I wonder if he
thought it was a "ghost."
A soldier walked into barracks
No. 3 of the 314th and he called
out, "I'll give a dollar to the lazi-
est man here."
Came a retort from Hodge's
nearby bunk, "Roll me over, bud-
dy, an' stick it in my back pock-
Tourist (in, village store): What
have you got in the shape of auto-
Saleslady: Funeral wreaths, life
preservers, invalid cushions and
EVERY PAY DAY BUY MORE
WAR BONDS AND STAMPS.
:BOB S OPEN EVENINGS
Complete Line Military Supplies For The Needs Of
E SERVICE MEN i
207 E. EXPERT TAILORING
207 E. Lafayette Street Tampa
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I TRIED to enlist in
the Intelligence Service, but they
didn't have what I wanted, and I
didn't have what they wanted. So
the Air Corps told me to see what
I could do with a beautiful little
stream-lined job. I did ... but she
slapped me. I asked the pilot how
come he was wearing a parachute
and I wasn't. He said, "They NEED
ME!" When the plane took off, I
clutched the pilot so tight, they
thought I was plastered there. I
LOOKED plastered, too. He yelled,
"Are you afraid of fogs?" I yelled
back, "Naw! that's why I'm cov-
ered with warts!" He yelled, "I
said 'FOGS,' not FROGS'!" But
I've always been afraid up in the
air. In fact, when I was born I
made the stork deliver me in a
wheelbarrow. As the apple of the
Air Corps' eye, I was rotten to the
Corps. Well, anyhow, we at home
are buying bonds so our
heroes can bring down their
Zeroes. I'm goin' back to .
the wagon. These shoes are
killing' me!. .
-A___- W-4 'n"I d hnAn1
9th Fighter Wing
Hq. and Hq. Sq.
"The Fighting Ninth"
By Cpl. Walter Werner
Hi-ho, Brother Rats! After
a little lay-off, the 01' Fighting
Ninth is back on the beam (we
If you think this is a pushover
... .writing a column you're
crazy. It's tough to get news. Now
don't get the idea that the "Fight-
ing Ninth" is a dopey outfit.
Plenty happens around here all
right but the best stuff just
isn't for general publication.
For example, "ahem"-have
you heard how "Our, Boys" took
the Turf Club storm last Satur-
day night? They muscled in on
all the best looking gals in tht
place and had a helluva time.
Hold everything (especially your
date) when a backfield of guys
like "King-Kong" Beaulieu, "Con-
voy" Straub, "Gunner" Wilson,
and "Ripper" Keefe take over.
The only thing lacking to make
that Goon Squad complete was
"George Raft" Anastasia .. Too
bad they had to leave him home
to get a haircut!
At another table we saw Sgt.
Frank Masi having a good time
with a couple of Queens. How do
you get to meet all those show.
Speaking of Saturday night-
Pvt. Fred Wild, one of our good
eggs from Ohio, and his buddy
"Casanova" Beck have a system
all of their own to beat that gosh-
awful bus line. They rode the
trolley to the end of the line.
And then, Believe It Or Not, a
glamour girl comes rolling along
in a half-ton truck and offers to
ride them in to Camp. (Yeah man,
she was ok).
SQUADRON NEWS NOTES:
Well, we may not have the
world's best ball players (for gory
details see some of the lads from
the 8th Wing)-but by gosh be-
fore our training on the rifle
range is over I'll bet we'll have
more sharpshooters than any
other outfit in the Air Corps.
High men on the range last
week were T-Sgt. Frank Masi,
Pvt. Bernard Giller, and "my pal"
Sgt. Harold Specter. Fourth high
man was T-Sgt. George Posner.
Our roster of crack riflemen
also includes T-Sgts. William
Jenkins, L. I. Stephens, and Clyde
Quesnel; Sgts. Adam Darbonne
and James Askins; Cpl. Leon
Weatherford, and Pvts. Frank
Blackard and Fred Wild. And
there are many other good shots,
and many boys who were lacking
in a little experience are now
bringing their scores up every
week. When we go across, Oh
boy! It's" gonna be just too
bad for those filthy Squareheads
and those little Yellow B's!
It's been pretty quiet around
here this week. And no wonder.
Pvt. Gannon went off on an as-
signment with S-Sgt. Allen, our
transportation Chief, and Pvts.
Pence and Quigley are also on
this job. Pvt. Tom Riley is away
most of the day now that he goes
to Radio Operator School. Yeap,
it sure is quiet!
Welcome back to the furlough
boys: Pvts.. Joe Uczitko, Ernie
Plaskunyak, Johnnie Gara, Bill
Forte, Tom Poggi, and Al Henry
from our Transportation Division;
and to Cpl. Ewen Thomas and
Pvt. 1st cl. Ben Haviland from
the A-2 Section.
Best Gag of the Week: When
it rained one night last week
"Little Chum" Pfc. Wally Haskell
remarked: "Jeez," if I wuz back
in Noo York, dis is just da kind
of a night I'd like to jump in bed
with a good book or somebody!"
Waitress: And how did you find
your steak, sir?
Customer: I lifted up a potato
and there it was.
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o< fVe u~gStole. _-
3711 Bayshore Blvd.
Rex Billiard Parlor
Dan'l S. Bagley
Your Feet Hurt?
Complete Line of Arch Supports
and Foot Remedies, at
BARKER & TULLY
1110 FRANKLIN ST.
HENRY HOWKEE CO.
CHINESE HAND LAUNDRY
504 Tyler Street
By PVT. J. J. O'GARA
The M.P.s caught me taking
towels out of the Hillsboro Ho-
tel. What will I tell the court?
Pvt. Sam Singer.
ANS.-You didn't mean to
swipe those towels from the
Hillsboro you just needed
something to wrap the ash
The soldiers don't give me a
nod because I'm freckled. Can
you help me? PX Gertie.
ANS.-I always thought I
had freckles, too, until one day
I washed the mirrors in the la-
I took one of the PX cuties
to a.chicken supper, Dutch
treat; of course, and she called
me a heel. What is the defini-
tion of a heel?
Sgt. Scotty McDuff.
ANS.-A heel is a guy who
would marry Hedy Lamarr for
I am going to have an opera-
tion and ether makes me sick
as a dog. Is there any other
way they could put me to
sleep? Pfc. Needham Snipe.
ANS.-Yes. They could read
you the Articles of War.
I have been drafted and
ready to be shipped overseas
and I'm afraid there's been a
mistake-I merely signed up
as an air-raid warden. What
will I do? Perplexed.
ANS.-Ha! Ha! I guess the
joke is on ,your Draft Board.
One of those handsome clerks
at Base Headquarters keeps on
telling me over and over again
that he'll love me till the cows
;ome home. Should I believe
rim? Sub-Depot Susie.
ANS.-That's what he tells
every girl that has a nice calf.
To Service Men's Families
Peter Grahn & Son
Phone 3502 910 Florida Ave.
FOR PROMPT AND
1505 E. Columbus Dr., Ph. Y 1673
"WE LIKE TO SERVE"
Service Men and Families
2815 Nebraska Ave.
Ph. M 53-631
Manuel Garcia Jr.'s
915 Tampa at Tyler
By One Who Knows!
Selma Drennan Brooks
Tel. H 32-654, 207 Parker St.
B A K I N G CO.' S
2702 FLORIDA AVE.
Frank Rutas Chef of New Yoe,
SPAGHETTI AND RAVIOLI
WINE AND BEER
103 HYDE PARK Av?
Bar -and Cocktail Lounge
The TURF EXCHANGE
ORCHESTRA EVERY NITE
202 E. Lafayette St.
"REAL CUBAN BREAD OUR
1506 9th Ave. Phone Y-4399
2800 Armenia Ave., Near Michigan
Whiting and Jefferson
Groceries, Tobacco, Candy
TAMPA STEAM LAUNDRY
& DRY CLEANING CO.
1105-25 Fifth Ave, Ph. 4663-4664
October 23, 1942
DREW FIELD ECHOES
PD e a
Air Base Bus
30 Minute Service to Both
Fields At All Hours
15 Minute Service
During Rush Hoers
For Further Informtion
"Soldiers Favorite Eating Place"
STEAKS AND CHOPS
TAMPA AND TWIGGS STS.
Franklin St. Restaurant
HOME OF FINE FOODS
At Reasonable Prices
1406 Franklin Street
A Home Away From Home
October 23, 1942
October 23, 1942 DREW FIELD ECHOES
You'll find it here and you'll find it there, but without going any distance you'll find
it all in this column, "Around the Town."
Starting next week a new feature will be inaugurated in the Tampa Army newspapers
-MacDill Fly Leaf and Drew Field Echoes.
Bill Bacin, who, like Ernie Pyle, is known as a "Roving Reporter," will be at all the
abs, all the restaurants, hotels, night spots and what-have-you. Look at the picture closely.
ii you spot him just say "hello, Bill," and you'll find him easy to get along with.
"Around the Town" will be a column worth your reading-no scandal, no dirt-and,
best of all, no politics! Just fun for everyone.
You can always check on your buddy where he was before that "morning after" if you
just read "Around the Town" every week in Tampa's Army Newspapers.
If you don't see Bill, he'll see you!
Client: Has this dog a good
Salesman: Tch! If he could talk
he wouldn't speak to either of us.
Tony Italiano, Prop.
717 Grand Central
Ph. H 3109
McKay-Clarke Ins. Co.
For Quality at The
Right Price-"No Tips"
1119 FLORIDA AVE.
Post Office Cigar Store
WELCOME SERVICE MEN
Florida Av. & Twiggs St.
STAR LIGHT CLUB
Saturday Dancing, 35c,
THURSDAY NIGHT FREE
Nebraska & Anthony
Fruits -:- Vegetables
Service Men Always Welcome
La Gloria Restaurant
Fine Spanish Food and
3103 Armenia Ave.
Phone H 33-521
LA NUEVA ERA
Fancy Groceries Fresh Meats
3018 Armenia Ave.
Ph. H 46-174 Free Delivery
MARY ELLEN FLOWER
AND GIFT SHOP
Get That Special Gift Here, for
Sweetheart or Mother
1311 Grand Central
Next to Big Orange
that fit better!
OPEN TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS
Ur916 FRANKLIN ST.
"SMART MILITARY CLOTHES'
VICTOR CAFE Off Li OT
1324 Franklin Ph. M-7240 -Welcome
We positively close at 11:30 P.M. BEER WINES
BILL BAILEY, Prop., Member V.F.W. and American Legion
Park Photo Studio I
Open Evenings Till 9
438 W. Lafayette Street Phone H 45-914
1010 Franklin Street
"Largest Supply o Military Souvenir
Jewelry for all Branches of the Service."
W. C. NICODEMUS
"Most Reasonable Jeweler in Tampa"
onds Watches Wedding Rings -
708 Franklin Street
WONDER BARThe Longest Bar in Tampa
"WHERE YOUR FUN IS OUR FUN"
We Are NOT Out of Bounds
1210 Franklin Street
Get In the SCRAP Unle Sam
THE TERRACE GIFT & FLOWER SHOP
Hotel Tampa Terrace
"Flowers by Wire"
Open Until 11 P.M.
Phs. 3022 M5561
WELCOME TO ST. PETERSBURG
Mostellar's Sundries Gilbert System Hotel
ICE CREAM AND COLD Betty C. Mitchell, Mgr.
DRINKS 746 Central Ave. St. Petersburg
201 9th St. So. "Your Home Away from Home"
You Are Always Welcome
Opp. Seaboard Station A phone In Every Room
Hot and Cold Water All Times
DINE AND DANCE
2102 4th Street North
WINE AND BEER
HAROLD BROWN, Mgr.
St. No. Phone 6720
Dining Rooms, Chinese and
You are Invited to visit our
modern and up to date alleys
880 4th Ave. S. Phone 7508
142nd St. So.
At St. Petersburg
Frank's LIQUOR STORE
147 Central Ave. Ph. 4342
Imported Wines And Liquors
Finest Spanish Foods Best
of Liquors 2001 Nebraska
All Service Men are Welcome
Wines and Liquors
Phone S2142 Open All Night
4714 Nebraska and Osborne
SOUVENIR & JEWE RY'
Live and Stuffed A actors
107 E. Jbayette St.
Tavern Bar and Grill
HOT AND COLD LUNCHES
Spaghetti a Specialty
311 Franklin St. Phone 3940
OFFICERS AND MEN!
We Appreciate Your Patronage
-and Thank You.
MacDill Field Post Tailors
For Prompt Service
507 Ninth Street No.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
"A GOOD PLACE TO EAT"
POST OFFICE CAFE
C. D. Kavakos, Prop. Dinners,
Plate Lunches, Beer, Wines &
Cold Drinks, Pies and Pastries.
406 Zack Street Tampa, Fla.
At St. Petersburg
Sportsman Billiard Parlor
228 Central Avenue
St. Pete, Fla., Phone 50-612
Bowling Center, Inc.
Cor. 1st Ave. So. and 2nd St.
12 Brunswick 20tlh' Century
; 9th ST. CAFE & BAR Z
f11 9th St. South. Ph. 6339
Steaks Sea Foods Chicken
S WINES AND LIQUORS
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A dime out of every
dollar w: earn
IS OUR QUOTA
for VICTORY with
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ELITE CIGAR STORES
Football Scores by Direct Wire
WINE BEER CIGARS
400 Zack Phone M 62-072
207 Twiggs Phone M-1236
Flowers For Mother,
Sweetheart or Friend
POWELL'S INC., FLORIST
412 Tampa St. Ph. 2524
Open 'Til 7 P. M.
Cuban Sandwiches A Speiealty
1216 Frankin St.
Cleaners* :: Laundry
Phones: M-1036, 4232
912 Florida Avenue
CULP LUMBER CO.
'Everything to Build Anything'
Millwork Made To Order
Ph. H 1862 -:- Tampa
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1601 N. HOWARD AVE.
DIAL H 25-564
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East Side of Bridge
515 Zack Street Tampa,
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We Serve the Best 30c Lunch in Tampa
Only the Finest Quality of Foods Used
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Page 8 DREW FIELD ECHOES October 23, 1942
SPORTS REVIEW Drew Softball Champs M-AAS
.................... ... BROTH ERS
By PVT: DELWIN BAGGETT + I -
Now available downtown are Thu I < *
gymnasiums for the use of the Third Mappng SU
different. organizations who have
basketball teams and would like S d 309h 2
to work out at night at these O Complete .
places. The two available places The ThirdMapping Squad- .
for use now are the Trailer Park ron softball champs of Mac-'cn ni
courts and the Y.M.C.A. gym. Dill Field won a 2-1 thriller
Anyone desiring to use these over the 309th Service Group
courts will have to contact the of Drew on Sunday. The 309th I IT A
Physical Training office for dates softs ball runner-up in the DrewM IL TA R
to be used. Games between dif- Cpl. Gallatin hurled superb D EP T
ferent organizations can be ar- ball for the locals, but his
hanged through the P.T.O. if So mates did not dent the rubber
desired. until the last inning when they Shown in this picture are the'1942 softball champions of Drew
SThe' 3d 'Mapping Sq. softball managed to get their single Field, the Detached Medical Department. This team defeated the JUST INSIDE OUR
tbam of MacDill journeyed over to / tally. Pfc. Mellick walked to 309th Service Squadron for the title. Miss Nettie Mathison, stenogra-
Drew on Sunday to hand the open the frame, and moved pher in the Base Dispensary, is shown presenting the certificates of FRANKLIN ST.
309th Service Group a 2-1 defeat around to third from where he award to Cpl. Frank Focht, captain of the team. Back row, left to
ih a hard-fought game. The 309th scored on a single by S. Sgt. right: Pfc. Arnold Piellucie, Sgt. Charles Wanczowski, T. 5 Louis F. ENTRANCE
shoved across their only run in Generella. The rally fell short, Goria, T. 5 Max Wiess and Cpl. Frank B. Rocco.. Front row: 1st .Sgt.
the last inning, but the rally fell as the visiting pitcher turned Harry G. Walters, T. 5 Elmer F. Cox, Cpl; Edward Cunco, Sgt. Fred
short. foi the Drewmen. on the heat to retire the side. Evans and Cpl. Joseph Filas.
We would like to state here the *
correct dimensions for volley ball
and basket ball courts. H W T TAKE FARE F areas, tarred nets are best. All
.Volley Ball-The playing sur- HOW TO TAKE CAKE O nets should be preserved carefully
face shall he a rectangular court as they are increasingly difficult MEN'S SHOP
60 feet long and 30 feet wide, in- AII EiC E UIIMEN to obtain They should be taken
Sliding outer edge of linesOU ATHLETC UT in during bad weather, kept dry MAIN FLOOR
from obstructions and having a and repaired at the first indica-
height of 15 feet or more which Here are a few rules: flation should be avoided, as this tion of damage. When not in use,
is free from apparatus or other Athletic Shoes-Due to perspi- materially affects the shape and the nets ouldbe loosened to re-
obstructions or projections. ration, rain or snow, all athletic life of any ball lieve tension.
: Basket Ball-The playing court shoes are subjected to dampness, Ping Pong-Loosen nets when
shall be a restangular surface free which tends to remove the tan- not in use. Remove dents in ping Hirohito: When we win this FOR LATE MODEL
from obstructions and shall have nage oil from the leather, causing pong balls by pouring boiling war, I'm going to rule the world.
maximum dimensions of 94 feet it to dry out and crack. Neatsfoot water over them. Mussolini: No, you're not. I am, QUALITY CAR
in length by 50 feet in width and or Viscol oil will help to remedy Rubber Goods Every effort because the Lord said, 'The meek QU I R
minimum dimensions of 74 feet this condition. The application should be made to conserve rub- shall inherit the earth.'
in length by 42 feet in width, should be made on the uppers and ber equipment. Any rubber ma- Hitler: That's a lie. I never said
Lt. Arthur Colley, Physical outsoles. Keep the oil away from trial which is no longer service- any such thing. Sold With a
Training officer of Drew, is now rubber cleats. Remove mud and able should be turned in for sal-
in the MacDill Hospital recover- lime from shoes before drying. vage. Every scrap of rubber Definite Guaranty
ing from a back injury. This col- Wearing football, -baseball or should be saved. The chief ene-
umn :wishes him a speedy recov- track shoes on stone or concrete mies of rubber are direct sun- R. S. Evans Motors
ery, floors should be discouraged. light, heat, grease and oil. With SEE
irst ake Ball Football Helmets and Shoulder regard to the sunlight and heat, 102 N. Tampa Street
FirstBasketBall GSame Pads-Made primarily of leather all that can be done is to mini- A
The 309th Service Group and covering and feltor from rubber mize the duration of exposure. OFFERELLA
the 505th Signal Regiment played padding, helmets should be Grease and oil should be removed OFFER.
the first basket ball game of the packed with. paper and hung in with soap and water. Never use The finest selection of late
season in Trailer Park gym, Tam- 1703 GRAND CENTRAL
spa,son Wednesday night. The .a cool, dry place. Leather is treat- dry cleaning fluids on rubber model automobiles, and can 1703GRAND CENTRAL
309th SerWice Group won by a ed as indicated previously. Shoul- goods.
score of' 37 to 34. der pads should not be piled up, Baseballs and Softballs-A sin- arrange terms for commis- Phone H 3585
score o 4 as they will mildew and be gle broken stitch should be re- sioned officers without de-
Off pressed out of shape. These arti- paired. Covers should be cleaned lay.
Scales should not be suspended by and kept dry. Take in bases when
A Officers the elastic straps. not in use.
Bea Signal Cor s Wood Wooden equipment, Volley Ball Nets In damp Hey There
BAt \inalI AC such as bats, golf clubs, hockey C N T E
sticks, javelins, etc., are built to AIR CONDITIONED Soldier!
f last long periods of time and will
In Softball G m do so when properly cared for. o O R D
IIIJ Ia VMoisture is the main source of 1
difficulty. When necessary a good l F LA
The Air Corps Officers came coat of spar varnish will protect
from behind to score four runs in the wood. Javelin and vaulting 9 AE Complete
the last of the seventh to defeat poles should be stored in a man- Brbr r
their Signal Corps brothers, 12-11 ner that will prevent warping. Barber Service
in a free scoring softball game last Inflated Equipment Inflated S HO Expert Barbers
week. balls should be stored inflated, S Manicurists
SThree home runs were collected but not at normal pressure. This Manicurists
during the afternoon, with Cha- is particularly true of last-built H. O. LEWIS, Mgr. "Drinks You'll Like
plain Boren and Lt. Cromatie or molded balls. They should and Cn Affo rd'
slamming them out for the Air neither be folded nor crushed. AIR CONDITIONED andCan Afford
Corps and Lt. Metro for the When inflating a ball with rub- A nn
Signal Corps. ber-core valve, always moisten
Both teams used two hurlers the needle, preferably with gly-
with Lt. Risley getting credit for cerin. If the needle is moistened
the win. Lt. Davis tossed the last with the mouth, always remove BA R
two innings for the Airmen (but the moisture from the needle after
we will refrain from using the using. JACKSON AT TAMPA STREET
word pitcher in his case). Always use a pressure gauge to CA DY AOA r S- Open from 8 A. M. to 12:00 P. M.
Kimble led the Signalmen at insure correct inflation. Over-in- Y CO
bat with three singles, with Van C/0 L T
Sixteen collecting two doubles. SELDOMRIDGE C O COLA I SERVICE MEN-
tromatie led the Airmen with a SERVICE MEN-
home run and single. PHOTOGRAPHER f AVO Your
The Signal Corps got two runs 418 TAMPA ST.
in the first, one each in the sec- Ground Floor i1
ond and thitd, three in the sixth Hours Special /nl
and two in the seventh. The Air 8 to 6 Appointments B l*.m fV M/E .
Corps men one in, the third, six
in the fourth, one in the fifth,
and four in the seventh. H c
c Welcome! WOOIFJORE-#A'/f#/A Is Located At
Service Men ca
For Horseback Riders B E E -R .. NOW ONWALE AT ALL RIs Sea, 801 Florida Ave.
Anyone desiring to go horse W I N E S Sears, R& Company
back riding will find plenty of Hostesses Tampa, Florida
horses to accommodate them at
the Tampa Yacht and Riding W H I TE R OSE B AR
stables. The stables are located M. MILLER'S BAR W T MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE A
at Ballast Point, which is A l Webber, Prop.
straight out Bayshore Boule- 1111 lord Ave. S A R A T O G A B A R LIQUORS, WINES BEER
at Bllat Pintwhih i 111 Flr~d Ave ~ A LQUOR, WNES BEER
Every Thursday there will
be, a ride and dinner for offi- Member
cers at the .Yacht Club. There
will be.two groups for the ride, V. F. W.
one group at 6:30 and one at Pure
7:30. Dinner will follow the Purple Heart
ride at the Yacht Club, with
an orchestra playing for an E. P. JOHNSON & SON
after-dinner dance. You can
bring your wife or girl friend Watchmakers & Jewelers
or leave them. There will be
someone there to welcome you. OPEN UNTIL 8:30 P. M.
All officers desiring to attend
this weekly function may make 214 E. Lafayette -:- Tampa
reservations by calling W 3403. Nt To M n
Next To Manhattan Cafe
Corner Fortune and Franklin AND CIGARS
MWyV Dancing Every Night in the Blue Room Cor. Cass and Marion Sts.
S.. -* BEER WINES LIQUORS Phone 4502
Sunday Matinee Dancing Phone 7988
Madison Drug Company : WIE BAODLS
Franklin and Madison Street 40th ST. LIQUOR STORE
Where the Men of the Armed Service Shop and Eat JOE VASQUEZ
We Are Anxious to Be of Service 4014 7th Ave. Phone Y-3815
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