Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida Friday, December 11, 1942
SERVICE CLUB OPENING IS GALA EVENT
Aerial Gunners Are
Needed; Sought for
TYNDALL FIELD, FLA. (Spe-
cial)-Do you want to get into
Do you want the opportunity
to do the Axis a lot of damage?
You can do this by volunteer-
ing for training as an aerial gun-
ner in the Army Air Forces.
All that a soldier has to do to
obtain the opportunity is to talk
to his Commanding Officer.
Qualified volunteers from the
age of 18 to 30, inclusive, are
being sought to attend the five-
week training course conducted
at Tyndall Field, the Nation's
largest aerial gunnery school.
Upon completion of the course,
if youve got the stuff it takes,
you'll receive a pair of silver
combat crew wings and a
sergeant's chevrons. (If you are a
specialist you will receive a staff
-sergeant rating). And you'll re-
ceive flying pay-50 per cent ad-
ditional to your base pay-be-
cause you'll be one of the crew
of an Air Force bomber..
Men in any branch of the Army
may apply to their Commanding
Officers for a transfer to the gun-
nery school. Men in civilian life
who enlist or are drafted may
apply for gunnery school at the
time of induction or at any time
Because the demand for skilled
gunners is great, there doubtless
will be little waiting after you
apply before you are on the way
to Tyndall Field.
At Tyndall Field, the AAF has
set up an elaborate training
school at which student gunners
learn how machine guns are
made, how to recognize enemy
and friendly planes, how to fire
machine guns ranging in size
from those which fire BB's to
high powered .50 calibre wea-
pons. From a speeding plane, you
will fire bullets at a sleeve target
towed by another ship.
To qualified for the school you
1. Be between the ages of 18
and 30, inclusive.
2. Be not more than five feet,
10 inches tall.
3. Weight not more than 170
4. Have at least a seventh-
5. Have made a score of 85 or
more on the Army General
6. Have made a passing grade
of 80 or more on the Mechanical
Be below the rank of Staff
8. Be a non specialist (Air-
craft Mechanics, Radio and Radar
men and Aircraft Armorers ex-
9. Take a new physical exam-
ination required of gunners.
WAACs Now Assigned to
Warning Service Centers
Nine operations companies and
18 filter companies of the Wom-
en's Army Auxiliary Corps are
already in the field, the largest
production of companies being on
duty with the Aircraft Warning
Service, the War Department has
i These companies are at work
in New York City; 'Norfolk, Va.;
Philadelphia; Boston; Baltimore;
Portland, Me.; Albany, N. Y.;
Harrisburg, Pa.; Syracuse, N. Y.;
Wilmington, Del.; Charleston, S.
C.; Jacksonville and Miami, Fla.
Serving with the aid of volun-
teer workers, the WAAC's are
manning filter boards and infor-
mation centers that chart the
movement of planes on the East
Coast, and help provide opera-
tions centers of the AAA Com-
mand with vital information.
President Signs Bill
For New Pay Credit
The President late last week
approved legislation, .S-2723,
which amends the Pay Read-
justment Act of 1942 to permit
officers of all services to count
for longevity pay and pay
periods any prior enlisted or
The measure also permits
reserve officers and National
Guard officers to count for pay
periods all commissioned serv-
ice, active or inactive. The
Comptroller General has held
that the original pay act, ap-
proved June 16, permitted such
officers to count inactive com-
missioned service for longevity
pay, but not to determine ad-
vancements in pay periods.
A third objective of the bill
is to permit officers of the reg-
ular services to count inactive
reserve or National Guard
service for, all pay purposes.
New Army Award
Legion of Merit for
The Legion of Merit, a military
and naval decoration authorized
by Congress, has been established
by executive order.
Stems From Badge of Merit
This decoration, like the Purple
Heart, stems from the Badge for
Military Merit, America's oldest
decoration, established by George
Washington in 1782, the War De-
partment stated. As was the case
with the Badge for Military
Merit, it will be awarded for
"extraordinary fidelity and essen-
tial service." It will constitute a
reward for service in a position
of responsibility, honorably and
well performed. Personal heroism
against an armed enemy of the
United States is already recog-
nized by the Medal of Honor, the
Distinguished Service Cross, and
The award of the Legion of
Merit will be made to outstand-
ing officers and enlisted men of
the armed forces of the United
States or of friendly foreign na-
tions who shall have distinguish-
ed themselves by exceptional me-
ritorious conduct in the perform-
ance of outstanding services.
Originally Purple Heart
The Badge of Merit awarded by
General Washington was issued
originally in th reform of purple
heart. The decoration now known
as the Purple Heart was re-estab-
lished by the Army in 1932, but
it was only in part a revival of
Gen. Washington's original order,
for it is now awarded only to
persons who, while serving in any
capacity with the Army of the
United States, are wounded in
action against an enemy.
Major Alfred B. Strickler, com-
manding officer of the 59th Avi-
ation Squadron, came to Drew
Field from Elizabeth, N. J., in
-October, 1942. His command con-
sists of colored troops, ground
forces who operate as interior
guard and a station detachment.
The major left college in
World War I to enter the Fourth
Provisional Regiment of the First
Officers' Training Camp at Fort
Niagara. He was commissioned a
second lieutenant iii the engi-
neers' reserves in 1922, and trans-
ferred in 1929 to the infantry re-
seves. He was promoted to first
lieutenant in 1930, to captain in
1934, and major in June, 1941.
Maior Strickler left an engi-
neering position with the Stand-
ard Oil Development Company to
nter the service. His home is in
Elizabeth, N. J.
AIRCRAFT WARNING SCHOOL (ol Asp Presents
Building to Drew
Sh I In Formal Opening
SLast night at 8:15, the new Enri
listed Men s Service Cluo ac urew
Field was formally opened, mark-
i. n one of the most important ad-
ditions to the expanding recrea-
n tional facilities of the Tampa air
A p, f C s base.
"This is your club. We are go-
ing to give you here the atmos-
phere which you may have
missed since you left home, or
since you left that 'old outfit'."
-l m And so the first service men's
club at Drew Field was dedicated
i.'. 7as Col. Melvin B. Asp, Base Com-
dreds of soldiers who crowded the
Shmanding Officer, greeted the hun-
large commodious auditorium.
Interspersed among the soldiers
were hundreds of girls and wom-
The science of aircraft detection is an entirely new realm of en fom Tampa University, USO
applied technology. Drew Field has one of the nation's largest clubs, the Defense Mothers and
training centers of the Air Warning Service. the American Legion Auxiliary
Lt. James P. West (standing) is instructing one of his students who had come there to celebrate
in the operation of a receiving set. In his home town of San Mateo, the opening of the new club.
Calif., Lt. West owned an amateur radio station and also had a At the conclusion of his brief
commercial radio operator's license. He was assigned to the air- dedicatory address, Col. Asp pre-
craft warning service at Drew Field by virtue of his advanced sented the keys to the new club
knowledge of electronics. He is the head of the operators' section to Capt. Chester K. Delano, Base
of Stage B as well as an instructor. Special Services Officer.
A portrait of Col. Asp was un-
veiled. The portrait was painted
e Army by Mr. Henry White Taylor, a
New an uasTAmyAr u Fre portrait painter and water color
artist. Mr. Taylor is in charge of
Helpe ArMn y Fllk Magazine aiv6n fo the Clearwater Museum of Art.
HelpArmy Fliers magazine ven An hour earlier Fred Waring
and his Pennsylvanians had dedi-
l ir cMcated their radio program to
Los0 in Jungle Air Force Men Drew Field. Men of Drew Field
had selected the "victory" tunes
featured on his broadcast, which
In the future, Army fliers, The first issue of the official was carried over 102 stations of
forced, to bail out or crash-land journal of the U. S. Army Air the NBC network. Mr. Waring's
in the jungle, the desert, or the Forces, AIR FORCE, formerly program was repeated again at
Arctic, will stand a good chance AIR FORCES NEWS LETTER the club opening by electrical
of being able to find their way has appeared in its new format, transcription.
back to civilization, the AAF Di- The cover is a reproduction of a 'The stage 'entertainment fea-
rectorate of Flying Safety has an- painting by Walter Harrington, turned a group of popular songs by
nounced. a New York artist, and typifies Muriel Byrd, a singer-pianist who
Attached to each parachute the most dominating action of the is well known to audiences in
pack will be a complete kit of Army Air Forces during the first Tampa and New York. One sol-
equipment including a manual year of war-high-level bombing dier song in particular, which she
outlining the edible roots and with aerial gunners aboard our led her audience in singing, was
plants, the local conditions, the heavy bombers shooting down received enthusiastically.
habits of natives, and general di- enemy interceptors. Other entertainment included
reactions for living off the land, It not only looks good, but its dance music by Sgt. Leo Luuk-
signaling rescue planes, and get- contents are interesting and well konen and his Deep Sleep Eleven
ting back if rescue fails. written. It is the intent of the dance orchestra; a tap dance spe-
The manuals, prepared with the magazine to keep the men in- cialty by Lila Blanchard, Ruth
cooperation of well-known ex- formed on the activities of AAF Akin and Bertie Loftuf; a song
plorers will be weatherproof and personnel in the combat zones by Mary Frances Moto; a mod-
insect-proof and bound in a and on the home front. ern dance number by Kitty Ann
bright red cloth so they can be Its contents include such arti- Sweat; a tap dance by Jean Du-
found easily if lost cles as The Alaskan Offensive; ket; an adagicPdance by Norma
k se Old Bag of Bolts, the saga of a Hitchcock and P. J. Harvey, and
faithful old B-24 that asked no two songs by Cpl. John Hession.
Army Air Forces Are quarter while making history The main auditorium serves al-
Sdurfing the early days of the war; soa a lounge for the men in uni-
Safest in the World Square Peggs in Square Holes, form during their off-duty hours.
showing how psychologists use It is roomy and tastefully fur-
scientific heckling to select the nished. Other accommodations of
The U. S. Army Air Forces bombardiers, navigators and pi- the service club include a bal-
were pronounced the safest in lots of the Army Air Forces; cony on which are tables and
the world recently when Colonel We'll Go Back Some Day, which chairs, a cafeteria, a large spa-
Sam R. Harris, director of flying describes the rebuilding of the cious library, a small lounge and
safety, spoke before a large De- Dutch East Indies air force in the several cloakrooms.
troit luncheon club. United States for a comeback at The junior hostess of the Serv-
"I know that accidents will the Japs; and many other inter- ice Club, Miss Narcissa Leland, of
happen," Col. Martin technical and informative St. Petersburg, stated that it was
articles, the intention of the Special Serv-
know, too, that the accident rate AIR FORCE is your medium the intention of th e Sp eial Serv-d
in the Army Air Forces of the for exchanging ideas and infor- ices Officer to furnsh Drew Field
United States is far below that of nation pertinent to the operation men the kind of entertainment
any of our aulles or any of our o te r i oe per- that they want in their club.
of allies of of the Army Air Forces and per- Three dances will be held every
He pointed out that on the tinent to your own military inter- Three dand there will be game
He pointed out that on the sts. Be sure and read it from week,
basis of present rates, 775 out of es t s. Be sure and read it from nights, concerts and other forms
1000 pilots will fly for a whole cover to cover.of recreation.
year without an accident of any A senior hostess has not yet
kind. Of those out of a thousand ARMY UNIFORM ALLOWANCE been obtained. Meantime, Miss
who are involved in an accident, As of Dec. 4, the President had I Leland will remain in charge. She
fewer than 50 will receive an in- not approved legislation, H.R.. is a graduate of the Florida State
jury of any kind. 7768, increasing the Army's uni- College for Women and took a
"This is a good record of safety form allowance and broadening nost-graduate course at Duke
-indeed it is a great record-but the group of officers entitled to University.
it is not perfect-and we will be the allowance.
satisfied with nothing short of The bill increases the allowance
perfection," he said. "Accidents from $150 to $250, and extends 'the extension of the allowance to
are inexcusable and they must:the allowance to warrant officers, National Guard and warrant of-
stop. National Guard officers and to ficers, but opposed the $100 in-
"A cracked-up airplane will certain reserve officers not cov- crease. This opposition is believed
never fire a gun against Hitler ered by previously existing law. to be the cause of the delay in
or the Japs." The Budget Bureau approved approval of the bill.
VOL. 1. No 41
Pag '2 DE FIL E rd~r ~i ,14
Ihe Crazy Show
Will Be Here On
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Drew Field Soldiers
Buy Christmas Seals
Many Drew Field outfits have
responded favorably to the
*/~^ '-- --- F. +h.C TT;II-
h nrlIistmas campaign oi the Hills-
U i veborough County Tuberculosis and
Health Association of Tampa.
The sum subscribed' by Drew
The title is the tip off on the Field personnel for the purchase
revue which USO-CAMP SHOWS of Christmas seals totaled $203.15.
will present free on Dec. 24, 8:00 In a'letter of appreciation, Mr.
]p.m. at the outdoor arena, Drew H. Wayne Bevis, Seal Sale chair-
Field, The CRAZY SHOW it's man, stated, "We wish to thank
,called and it really is a dilly. everyone who responded so
Anything can happen in a show quickly and generously to per-
which was designed with all the sonal letters and especially do we
emphasis on zaniness-and in this thank the leaders and men of the
one anything, and everything, Following companies:
goes. The comedians sing, the
singers make with the jokes; the
dancers ad-lib and the gag men CHRISTMAS SEALS
dance. A man makes music on a
bicycle pump: A pair of stilts is
one of the props. Performers walk 142
on and off the stage at will, heck-
ling, ribbing each other-tieing
in knots. The complete good na-
ture of the. fast-pased, slapstick
brand of humor which runs
through the whole revue bounces
right over the footlights and is r
.strictly in the conclusive groove.
-Emceeing all these crazy go-
ings-on and adding his own par-
licular brand of gooniness to the
general hilarious disorder is Ben Protect Your Home
McAtee. who is definitely of the
Milton Berle school of comedians., fromTuberculosis
HIis delivery is smooth and glib
and he keeps the show moving "392nd Signal Co., $75 (partial
right down the old alley in an report); 1303d Signal Op. Tr. Co.,
effortless style that gets over big. Avn., $68.50; 552nd Signal A. W.
S Wilbur Hall and Renie and Ed- Bn., $22; 11th Fighter Wing, $2.15;
die Hanley also double in brass and the 705th Sig. A. W. Co.
in the laugh section of CRAZY 320th Sig. A. W. Co., 958th Signal
SHOW. Hall and Renie, headline Radio, 3d Medical Supply Avn.,
comecy duo, who sing. play a 501st Si,. A. W. Reg., 59th Avn.
variety of musical instruments Sq., 337th Fighter Sq., 306th Sig-
and make with the gags. are a nal Co. Wing, 76th Bomb Sq.,
Tiniature musical comedy show 553d Sig. A. W. Bn., 316th Sig.
in themselves. And Eddie Han- o A W
ley, a very talented dramatic Co. Wing. 318th Sig. A. W., 704th
comedy, is sure-fire. Sig. A. W., 556th Sig. A. W., 3d
The rest of the cast i big- Fighter Command, Hq. & Hq. Sq.,
time. Arken and Roberts. the bo 330th Sig. Wing and the 10th
and girl jitterbug dance team, are hter Wing, $2 each.
really root-suit; Vivian Frances, ---
the attractive acrotapster, stops Signal Hq. & Hq. Sq. A W. S
the show with her flash routines III FIGHTER COMMAND
and Lee Bartell, a real belle of
the blues, is an exotic looking "S 16 I N L
young. thrush who sells her sones I
like a veteran, and particularly B CPL. LARRY RALSTON
her very strong arrangements rf
St. Louis Blues and 'Joseph, Jo- It is interesting to note that
seph'. this company moved to Drew
2nd REPTG. CO., 5641h S.A.W. BN.
'F B L I lZ F
By S. SGT. TOM CARUSO
With payday a thing of the past,
things around the company arereach-
ing normalcy and the fellows are be-
ginning to realize that there are 30
days to a month. I have been through
quite a few paydays, b.ut this last one
was a lulu. For instance, who would
have ever thought that I would get
Ihe opportunity to see several charae-
lerizations of famous persons all in
one night. While awaiting the return
of the natives of the 2nd Reporting on
pay night, a certain party (name with-
iheld) staggered into the orderly room
ahd suddenly began to fall into a state
of mimicry. Well, chum. if von -il
remember what you did that night I
am wondering if you went on sick call
%he next day. You certainly made a
three-point landing that was worth its
weight in gold. Listen, the next time
you think you're a swan, make sure
that You have water below you before
you begin to take off it'll be safer
S. Sgt. James Thomson is looking
happier now that the missus is down
here. T. 4th Gr. Leland DeLoach is
worrying about his gal.
.St. Podstawski is wishing for a baby
girl, hbut his wife doa2t know a thing
about it. How about letting your wife
in on the big deal. Ted? Pvt. Orchow-
sky is getting into the swing of life.
Tried his dancing feet for the first
tItme with C1!. NMeoee's wife. with Col.
,Parella and Pfc. Kurcharewicz looking
n with glee. All this took place at the
ii frT. rou allows should get a load
v" Cml. Parella when h, gets into one
of his jive moods; he's a real nut-
:racker when he gets started. What
certainn oreivate still goes around boast-
ug that hops never affect him? You
tiad better not keep. spreading that
amone the rest of the felloww; not
after the way you rolled into the bus
cooking liie a 1,all of a fnla mi.
htine rotling along on a jack-pot hit,
Today is the day of the hike and this
iS the first one in a hpfek of a lotge
While. I can just Picture the many hlis-
tered feet and that much-awaited line
at icikcall. First.sgt. Jones out on his
-!L At hike.
.Lt. Cru,-1 lar still stickin_ to those
r-(oria i-aches in the coming Rose
tWill P-l Kurcharewicz ever learn
that he i-,' billi-rd player and that
Pvt. Orci:h.;..sky will never he a great
bowler? Say. did yvou follows eve'
?ar .Lt. Humphries veli? Tihe lie'- n-
got a telegram the other dav. no-
"inr him that he hnd became a
Sidddv and that it was a bov. Upon no-
lificalon. the lieutenant let out an
ear-snliiinn -r'l that almost scared
'the wit1 out of Lt. Y"iat. ,who v as tr.v-
ing In keou a peaceful atmosho Te in
the orderly room. Con"-atulatio-,;.
Lireutenant! You certainly did pass the
.igart' out in a hurry.
And have you heard this one?
OiMe irll puts it this way: "Everv-
Ihin-I I want to do is either il-
legal, immoral or fattening."
fieldd even before the present ce-
*ent runways had been con-
tructed. This organization fur-
i nished the nucleus of the instruc-
tor personnel for the Signal Corps
School which has grown to be
one of the largest in the country.
Upon arrival here, Drew Field
was nothing but a swamp .and it
has been interesting to some of
the first ones here to watch the
'improvement and enlargement of
More than 20 per cent df this
original company have gone to
Officer Candidate School. They
have advanced rapidly, and one
or two hold the rank of major.
DOTS AND DASHES: Our
hustling mail man, "Fighting"
Frank Kuchie, is becoming more
back-weary day by day. Our boys
are being remember, but who is
considering the welfare of Ku-
chie? (Bless him.) He is in dire
need of an assistant-a shapely
red-head preferred .... Will
Some kind informer let 1st Sgt.
Donald K. Gantz know where to
buy those "100 cigars for 69c" at
the wholesale price?
Just give Lt. San Filippo a lit-
tle more time and we'll be known
as the boys with the bulging mus-
cles! When the lieutenant "makes
with the contortions," many men
make mighty muscles move mer-J
rily-result: Absorbine, Jr. (Free
It'll take more than one coke to
make this column, boys. Just keep!
trying, youse guys, and I'll make
you famous some day.
He (looking at decolete even.-ig
gown): You could show a little
She: You men are never satis-
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HQ. & HQ. SO., 3d F. C.
By SGT. JOE RARUS
For the next two weeks we will
be pinch hitting for our regular
scribe, Al Amster, who is having
himself a swell time furloughing
at Cleveland, Ohio.
Best wishes for success to "Bus-
ter" Konmcuous of A-3, who was
called lately for O.C.S. at Aber-
deen Proving Grounds, Maryland.
Lots of luck to Lou Perry, Art
Lapre, and Russ Wapensky; all
three are now attending Gunnery
Add to list of the mounting
squadron midnight floorwalkers:
"Shackpappy" Meekins, who re-
cently became the proud daddy
of a bouncing baby girl Drop
in at Headquarters any time to
watch the two "geniuses" at work
in A-4 Section Whatever be-
came of those terrific Saturday
night Kosher Killers? They must
be slipping Carlin is just
dying to get back into action on
the football field during those
exercise periods again Frank
-aVlanassa. is on the carpet for ne-
ecting to drop his Moll a line
vhile he painted Hartford red on
his recent furlough .
Wonder why Duncan is sweat-
ing out the 16th of this month
S. Incidentally, all you G.I. sol-
diers can start scratching by the
numbers on that date, which is
when we all go into O.D.'s offi-
cially Seems like the civilians
at Headquarters were just about
all played out after the five-
minute gas mask drill lately .
Mr. Wolf of A-4 Section doesn't
look the same since.
"Sweatin' Sam" Palmer can't
decide which he wants most, his
coming furlough, or that O.C.S.
notice this month. In the mean-
time he's killing time reading,
"What To Do For A Cold Night's
Entertainment" .. hummm .
sounds good; how about seconds,
Sam? Genkel would be tickled
pink if he could get Rosemary
Groves, wrapped in cellophane,
for Christmas George Chase
doesn't mind being in the dog-
house; he can always pitch a pup
tent near the barracks.
Dzielnick gives the boys in
lower B-l a treat each night just
before lights go out when he
makes a fastidious bunk ... looks
like wasted effort, Ted... "Rope"
Shields tried to add another
stripe on his arm by displaying
his lifesaving technique at Clear-
water Beach the other day when
he dove off the pier, clothes and
all P.S. The Rope doesn't
even know how to swim Abie
"Me Fixum" Sancton subbed for
"Jingle Jangle" Genkel last week
on a date, when the latter was
restricted to the post looks.
like Abie did o.k. as he got an
encore, much to Genkel's surprise
Gus "Big Deal" Jones is sure
full of ideas these days to keep
First Sergeant: "I know my
men don't drink when they go
on pass because they're always
thirsty in the mornings."
SThe most welcome gift M
you could send her.
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HAVE YOU ANY MONEY TO LOSE?
Perhaps you have, without realizing it. Your money is protected because
If you carry- money around with lost or stolen Travelers Cheques are
you in camp or at a base, or when you promptly refunded.
travel, you run the risk of losing this Issued in denominations of $10, $20,
money or having it stolen. You can $50 and $100, and cost 750 for each
play,safe by carrying your funds in the $100. For sale at Banks, Railway Ex-
form of safe and spendable American press offices, at principal railroad ticket
Express Travelers Cheques. offices and at many camps and bases.
a-TRAVELERS CHEQUES *
15h FUI Ih gB sale on rubbing alcohol at Wal-
4ll 8 LBI greens to get drunker than a
f iddler's floozie, eyeing the stock
By PFC. J. J. O'GARA downtown like a pair of timber
Su i- w wolves in a sheepfold.
Hanging up towels this week The 9x12 Turkish towel with
are Sgts. Gabriel and Abel, who the Sultan's autograph is awarded
have sweated the EM s halo, WO, to Lt. Bostick, who is sweating
and the air is blue with the stink- out those KP's that scatter like
ers they are passing around; inci- marbles in a schoolyard when the
dentally, I must hie myself down- old boy's back is turned. And if
town to a bus stop during the the Vermont farmer who said, "A
rush some evening and pick up cat may have kittens in the oven
enough good sized butts to pass but that doesn't make them bis-
around, for one stripe has admit- cuts," had ever tasted some of
ted me to thp charmed circle .
Pfc. McGarto, Personnel's Man- the culinary fantasia whipped up
Pfabout-Treatre, Perwho once played by said Lt's cooks, that bit of
about-Treatre, who once played homespun philosophy might never
the Ghost in Hamlet for three have been uttered. For when that
bucks just to show the old spirit, ate o te hctua
you know and who, as the bur- battery of white-capped Victual
gundy-voiced stage lover, had e t Vulturhem sea gulls the knock off
fluttering females crying into thm sea guls they knock off
their bon-bons, has found a mate passing over the mess hal, bro-
for that little inverted V on his their, young geese are cooed.Pf
Miss Johnson Copeland and Pfc
sleeve, so step up and grab your- Ross Seltbnright are being spliced
self one of those 6 for 25 Tampa
lar oEagles ofthie forx is stiampall on Saturday. They will take up
War Eagles while the box is still n Tampa for rations and quar-
This scribe is among those t. Greenberg, Orderly Room
smashing clubs lately, beating off Sgt. Greenberg, Orderly Room
the Base cuties who have become pa shuffler, who never did
veritable "she wolves" on account get around to replacing that eye-
of the resultant man shortage due brow which dropped down on his
to war conditions, so keep your lp is sweating out a transfer t
sea legs. mates, for these chicks Base Hqs so he can be near the
will hustle you to a justice quick- cuties who to his way of think-
er than you can say "scat." ing, should be a pushover wlth
Sgts. Cook and Poitevent, who that triple stripe ell, that
hang together like the balls over is all the birdstuff there is space
a pawnbrokers shop, the boys for, and so, until next week, as
with the bedroom eyes who Cousin Chutney (stout fellow;
whisper into the curls of little Chut) woul dsay, "Pip, pip, old
airls who have broken out of fruit, one must be dashing off,
their cribs, take advantage of the you know.
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Opinions expressed in this newspaper are those of the individual
writers and under no circumstances are they to be considered those
of the United States Army. Advertisements in this publication do
not constitute an endorsement by the War Department or its per-
sonnel of the products advertised.
By PFC. J. J. O'GARA
I backed into the slicing ma-
chine in the kitchen of the 314th
mess hall yesterday but prefer to
work rather than lay up in the
dispensary. Is this serious enough
to prevent me from carrying out
ANS: Think nothing of it-you
will just get a little behind in
I don't know whether or not
the Hqs boys are pulling by leg
when they tell me I look like
Martha Ray so I am enclosing a
snapshot. Do you think it's on ac-
count of the cute way my mouth
-Base Telegraph "Cutie"
ANS: Is that your mouth or
have they put teeth in the Hol-
Is it true that Jascha Hiefetz,
the famous virtuoso, went to
work at a very early age?
--Cp Hemingway Sheer
ANS: Yes, at the age of seven
he was playing at concerts in
Carnegie Hall and contributing
several thousand dollars to sup-
port his parents. Up until that
time, however, he was just a bum.
I got a "Veronica Lake" hairdo
in Tampa and paid $9.00 for it.
Don't you think I was greatly
ANS: I certainly do! Madame
Murphy, on Florida Ave., gives
you hair down over both eyes
and a Seeing Eye dog for $5.00.
A certain Cpl. at Base Opns,
who is a just a very*good friend,
keeps telling me over and over
again that he needs me. Should
I believe him? '
-Sgt. Majors Secretary
ANS: -A 'friend in need is a
friend to keep away from;
SMy boy friend writes me that
he is in the Guardhouse. What is
ANS: A guardhouse is what if
you pass out suddenly and wake
up with lumps on your head, you
are with an MP in.
Love is what makes the world
go 'round. When the world goes
'round, it makes a revolution. A
revolution causes riots, bloodshed
and the loss of property, and
leads to war. War is hell. Then
love is a helluve thing, you little
Movie Theater Programs
For Next Week
Friday, Dec. 11-I MARRIED A
WITCH Fredric March, Ve-
Inside Fighting China.
Glen Gray and Casa Loma
Saturday, Dec. 12-NIGHTMARE
-Brian Donlevy, Diana Barry-
Information Please No. 10.
Sunday Monday, Dec. 13-14 -
ney, Preston Foster.
The Spirit of West Point.
News of the Day, No. 225.
Tuesday, Dec. 15-STRICTLY IN
THE -GROOVE-Mary Healy,
The State vs. Glen Willet.
Guardians of the Sea.
Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 16-17
-ROAD TO MOROCCO-Bing
Crosby, Bob Hope.
News of the Day No. 226.
The March of Time No. 4.
Friday, Dec. 18-MADAM SPY-
Constance Bennett, Edmund
A Hunter's Paradise.
The Good Job.
National Service Life
A Government agency organ-
ized to provide life insurance pro-
tection to service men is National
Service Life Insurance. It is ini-
tially granted as a five-year term
policy with optional conversion
After the policy has been in
force for one year, but within the
five-year- term, the insured may
convert the term policy into one
of the following policies: (1) or-
dinary life; (2) 20-payment life;
or (3) 30-payment life.
For detailed information in re-
gard to policies, premium rates,
etc., see your organization's In-
surance Officer, or contact the
Base Irsurahce Officer, Lt. Ed-
ward B. Dailey, BIdg. T-212, Ext:
The- '.'its was always antagon-
.ized by her husband going out at
nml t. His departing words, which
especially angered her, were al-
ways, "Good night, mother of
But one night she could stand
it no longer and when -he took
his hat, started out the door, she
called cheerily, "Good night,
father of one." Now he stays
What has more fun than people'
Do you know why?
ANS. Because there are more
rabbits, than people.
Do you know why?
ANS. Because rabbits have more
fun than people do.
"Certainly I intend to keep on buying War Bonds!"
To Army Morale
"Don't tell your troubles to me,
buddy. Tell 'em to the chaplain."
The characteristic method of
brushing off the annoying com-
plaints of a chronic "beefer" is to
urge him in the above fashion to
go to the Chaplain. And, indeed,
an Army Chaplain has more than
his hands full with th problems
of troubles. For-many of them,
either disgruntled or troubled, go
to: him to pour out their troubles.
Every officer in the Army,
whether he is the commanding of-
ficer or a medical officer or a
chaplain, is concerned about the
morale of the command to which
he belongs. Morale plus arms and
equipment win battles. And mo-
rale isn't entertainment, but the
feeling that you wish to excel in
your task, the feeling drives one
on to greater achievements as a
There are many sides to morale.
The mess officer feeds well and
builds morale. The quartermaster
clothes the men well and builds
morale. The finance officer gets
the men paid regularly and pro-
motes-morale. The chaplain pro-.
vides the men with religious serv-
ices and dispenses the solace and
strength of religion to the men.
and thus contributes towards mo-
The chaplain is always willing
to lend an ear to a soldier who
brings him his.problems. Some of
the pleas, however, are beyond
the chaplain's control. Some men
don't like the outfits they're in,
so they come to the chaplain and
plead with him to get them trans-
ferred to other units or other
posts. He is forced to turn such
men away without satisfaction,
the transfer of personnel being
entirely out of his jurisdiction. He
has no recourse other than to re-
fer the discontented soldiers to
their squadron or company com-
Some soldiers come'to the chap-
lain with .requests. bordering on
the ridiculous. Chaplain Carl W.
Hewlett, Base Chaplain at Drew
Field, in commenting upon the
tasks of an Army chaplain,, dis-
cussed some of them.
For instance, one day a soldier
came to him. "I'm in a bad situa-
tion, sir," the boy said, "and I'd
like'for you to help me."
"I'll be glad to if I can," the
chaplain replied. "Whats your
"Well, sir, I promised my girl
friend I'd marry her. I've been as-
sured of a buck sergeant's rating
by the .tenth of the month. If
you'd lend me $30, sir, I'd bring
her down from Alabama and get
He also asked the chaplain to
get her a job in the Post Ex-
change so they could have plenty
of money to live on. He didn't,
however, get his buck sergeant's
rating. Nor did his girl friend get
a job in the PX. Nor did Chap-
lain Hewlett let him have $30.
But he did get married.
A Drew Field chaplain's tasks
are multiple. He consoles a sol-
dier when death visits his family
until the Red Cross is able to ar-
range for his emergency furlough.
He investigates applications for
Army emergency relief to deter-
mine the worthiness of the re-
quests. He visits sick soldiers at
the Army hospital at least once a
week. He distributes to prisoners
toilet articles, such, as soap and
razor blades, donated by generous
citizens of Tampa. He holds reli-
gious services for prisoners, once
a week. He leads community sings
every Sunday, and has quiz pro.
grams at which he distributes cig-
arettes given by outsiders to the
winners. In addition, he arranges
and appears at church socials and
parties' given for the men,. of
which four or five take place
every week. All in all, the chap-
lain has a busy week.
Besides ministering to a sol-
dier's needs, the chaplain must
keep in touch with the civilian
population. He is called up to
speak at many functions in town
--meetings of patriotic, church
and fraternal organizations. Or
he .has to wrestle with the prob-
lems of soldiers' relatives on the
question of allotments.
By Sgt. John F. Suszynski
JUST WONDERING: Did any-
one hear the broadcasting debut
of our Dance Orchestra on last
Friday's "Drew Field Presents"
Radio Show over WFLA. -Was
there any special significance in
the title of Bud Estes original
tune, ENIGMA, which was fea-
tured on the program ... Not to
be outdone by Cpl. Estes, Cpl.
Russ Hoier premiered his own
contribution to Musicana by foist-
ing his HASH-SLINGER'S SERE-
NADE upon the unsuspecting
guests at the Officers Club Dance
at Drew Field, last Saturday
can't help wondering whether
"soulful outburst" is a tribute
one of the fair damsels at Mor-
rison's Eatery, or a display of
antipathy towards the assorted
sizes of muscular, hairy and
brawny KP's who favor us with
our daily repasts) .Pvt. Ted
Cooper of the Special Services
Group (Sgt. O. Z. Whitehead,
Inc.), formerly associated with
Fred Waring, Charlie Barnet, and
other well known figures in the
theatrical and entertainment
world, tagged our Dance Orches-
tra "W:O. BAKER'S .DOUGH-
BOYS"';.Sgt..Luukkonen likes the
name "DEEP SLEEP ELEVEN"
-I wonder which moniker will
stick The 69th AAF Band
(that's us) played at the Drew
Field vs. Ft.. Benning Football
Game last Sunday--the game
ended 13-0 in favor of the gang
from Georgia-I wonder if any-
one blames the Band for that
score How. happy C'ol1 E.-ti;
must be now that his fu.r'l.ugh Is
over and he's back "home" at
Drew Field I wonder if there
will be a duel when Cpl. Estes
goes to take back his tenor sax
seat from-Pfc. Mike Galdino who
has been doing a'nice job of fill-
ing in with the Dance Band while
Bud's been away Will' the
Band's Volleyball team over win
another game (Boy! What shell-
ackings they've taken the past
two weeks -whats the matter,
Capt. Sedlak?) .How long will
it take T/Sgt.' Eaton's Glee Club
to learn that new number?
STILL WONDERING: Did any-
one miss the last two "Weekly"
Band Concerts (Tuesdays) at the
Arena-the opening of the EM's
Service Club on Wednesday ac-
counted for the last postpone-
ment-the guest baritone singer
you heard with us on the occasion
of the dedication was Cpl. John
Hession, prominent on Drew
Field Radio and Special Service
AND THE BIGGEST WONDER
OF ALL: Cpl. Woody Harwick's
craftsmanship. Besides playing
the bass drum in our Band, .he
has found time to convert our
Supply Room into a veritable
showplace (with shelves, work-
bench, tables with drawers, and
cupboards)-he built a "bridge"
to span the rut from our doorstep
to the road-it's even rumored
that' one of our NCO's will be
moving into the Lister Bag Sb1l-
ter, that Woody built The
markable thing is that all
work was done with scrap lumo,
and the crates in which our band
instruments came ... It's getting
so that the boys have to hide
their matches now, lest Woody
should appropriate them for some
new project Watta guy!
1 41KI AND 0't-L, ANVD XERC15C
I FV NPO 'K. P.'!
"V NEVER OR/NK, INEVWR GAMBLE,
NOR DO BEEF OR GR/PE
Friday, December 11, 1942.
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Fort Benning, 13; Forty Report For 314 Hoopsters
Drew Field, 0 Basket Ball Team Prepare For The
Forty men reported to Lt.o g S
By Pfc. Delwin Baggeit Arthur Colley, Base Physical
A tough Ft. Benning eleven de- Training Officer, in the first C in S ...AT.OF
feated the Drew Field Signal call of the 1942-43 basket ball ity,. V
Corp 13-0 at Phillips field last season. A base team will be The 314th Base Headquarters l a o Bn
Sunday before some 5000 fans. formed to represent Drew basketball team went through Made only by Peps Co
Drew running from the. famous Field against outside competi- their initial workout for the com- SL
T-formation was never able to fion. ing season last Monday night at
penetrate below the visitors' 34- A tentative schedule is now the Y.M.C:A. gym.
yard line as their runners were being arranged for the team S/Sgt. Utt, manager of the
bottled up all afternoon, during the coming season, team was very much pleased with
The Dragons from Benning If the first few workouts are the first workout of the team, and Auhorized Bottler: PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. OF TAMPA
scored their first touchdown in an indication of the kind of hopes to have one of the leading Authorized Botler: PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. OF TAMPA
the opening period. After an ex- team that Drew will have, the quints on the Drew Field basket
change of punts, the Dragons took personnel of this field will be ball league.
the ball in mid-field and drove justly proud of the quintet. Answering the first call were: T W R A M SE Y
to a first down on Drew's 40. On. Lt. Colley, who will handle M/Sgt. Louis Aymond, S/Sgt. *A ir Base Bus
the next play, Ralph Britt faded the coaching reins of the team, Donald Utt, Sgts. Joseph Byrne, LUMBER COMPANY
back with five men chasing him is very pleased with the pros- George Popp, Mike Katen, Cpls. pii In
and heaved a long pass that was pects for the coming season, Robert Reed, William Cahill, Mill Work & Cabinets
it by End John Hamilton foreseeing a very successful Joseph Bresnan, Pvts. Mike Chi- we can furnish material for
rew's six-yard line. cage season ahead. hutsky, William Smith, and An- Repairs and F. H. A. Loans
Benning scores on pass Practice is conducted each thony Menoli. Phone Y 1219 17th St. & 6th Ave
Nick Copra dropped back and day at the Trailer Park gym in Wish you luck, Base Headquar- 30 Minute Service to Both
shot a pass in the end zone to downtown Tampa during the terms. Felde At All Hours
Robert Linscott for the touch- 'physical training period. 4 __ "Soldier- Favorite Eatlnr Ilace"
down. Copra's placement was Anyone who would like to HQ. CO. REPTG BN STEAKS ND CHOPS
good and Benning led, 7-0. try out for the team, contact 0 G G SPECIALTY
Led by Left End Karbowiak the Physical Training Supply 503d SIG. REGT., A.W. E L I T E
and Tackle Whitehead, Drew's Office at phone 429. ET ESURAN
defense stiffened and held the Let's go. cagers! REPORTSESTAUANT
Dragons scoreless in the second APAAND TWIGGS STS. MinteService
quarter. Karbowiak intercepted a Taompa iU" VS. Drew By SGT. LESTER SHEAR During Rush Hour
pass on his own 10 to stop a .
scoring threat in the second per- [n Return Match HEADQUARTERS REPORTS: Phone H-3787
iod as the half ended. SPEAKING OF FURLOUGHS McASKILL MUSIC STORES
Drew punt is blocked Sunday Afternoon Sgt. Rosenthal, one of the usual Radios and Repairing
Drew took the kickoff in the authors of this column, at ,last
second half and on two passes Drew Field Signal Corps foot- received a furlough. He is now Sound and Inter Communicating
drove to their own 47. On fourth ball team will meet Tampa U. to- back in New York with his eau- AuthorizedCapt and Scott
Authorized Capehart and Scott For FuIthebar Tormation
down, a Drew punt was blocked morrow, Saturday, Dec. 12, at tiful bride (Ann Sothern type) Radio Service
and recovered by James Phipps Philips Field. and very happily married indeed! 1116 Grand Central 3
of Ft. Benning on Drew's 29. Tomorrow's game will be the Pvt. Walzak was sweating out a
Drew held there, but on fourth second meeting of the two elev- furlough for the holidays. Finally C all
down Ft. Benning was awarded ens. Tampa U. was victorious in it was granted to him, but imme- SERVICE MEN
a 15 yard penalty for unnecessary the first game, 21-13. diately after he was put on the
roughness on the part of Drew After a bruising contest with alert. Tsk, tsk, tsk. The army ALBERTUS HOTEL ULP LUR
players, and took first and 10 on the Third Armored Regiment of ruling to limit holiday furloughs LE CULP LUMBER CO.
the 14. --- Ft. Benning last Sunday, which weighs heavily on First Sgt. A Home Away From Home 'Everything to Build Anything'
Britt shot a pass to Copra to the Dragons won, 13-10, all the Miller's shoulders. After all, he is Mllwork Made To Orde
put the ball "on the four, John Signal boys came through the the one who says "No." Those 956 Twiggs M-1339 Miwor ae o Or
Carney bulled his way to the one Sunday game in good shape and of us who are instructors might 500 Packwood
and then went went over for the will be ready for the grudge be interested to* know that our Ph H 186 -- Tampa
score. The try for ertra point was game Saturday. company doesn't count emer- I OWNSEND
blocked. Ft. Benning led 13-0 at Tampa U. has been idle since agency furloughs, but Headquar- Sash Door
the end of the third period, their last game with Ft. Benning ters "B" Stage does. -
Signal Corp threatens two weeks ago, but have contin- T + X & Lumber Co. wFlowers For Mother,
In the fourth quarter, Drew ued practice daily. Coach Mel Don't look now, but after a spe- LUMBER & MILLWORK Sweetheart or Friend
made their 6nly serious scoring Vines is expecting a tough game cial course at Orlando, T/Sgt. An- ROOFING AND PAINT POWELL'S INC. FLORIST
threat with Fullback Pane, lead- from the soldiers and is putting derson and S/Sgt. Gontarsky are -FHA LOANS- OWELL N., FL
ing the attack which carried to his charges through long drills, back with us. Mister Schooler PHONE H 4891 412 Tampa St. Ph. 2524
Ft. Benning's 34. But at this point, The Physical Training Depart- (formerly T/Sgt.) looks swell in N. Rome & Fuller Street Open 'Til 7 P. M
Harry Baldon intercepted a pass ment has put the Signalmen his new uniform. Incidentally, we
and Ft. Benning kept the ball for through their paces during the haven't seen Mister Senn since he
the remainder of the game. past week and has been working received his appointment. First Say i
,Britt and Larson collaborated in on a defense to stop the running Sgt. Miller is at it again. Almost Armenia Floral Gardens
driving to Drew's one-yard line attack of the Spartans. every day finds some new man J n
as the game ended. Drew's line-up will remain entering our organization and it's "Really Fresh Flowers"
The backfield for Drew was about the same as it was in the up to the sergeant to find sleep-
never able to get started and this last game except for a couple of ilig room. He finds room, but Corsages 'n Everything
was their main downfall. Drew's changes in the backfield. don't ask me how. Sgt. Ness, who 5341 4500 Armenia Ave
line had its bright moments at changes in the backfield. The line was studying to become a lawyer S -3. 4500 A
times. will remain the same. in civilian life finds working with
Drew and Tampa U. Saturday The game tomorrow will prob- the court marshall board right
Drew will play their last sched- ably be the last game of the sea- down his alley. Corporal Dick W elco
ule game tomorrow with the Uni- son for the soldiers. Kickoff will Lang is spending most of his ele to St. Pet
versity of Tampa at Phillips -ta- be at 4 o'clock at Phillips Field. spare time in a trailer. He seems
dium beginning at 4:i o'clock. to like those portable jobs. Sgt. THE NORMAN DI E
Tampa U. defeated Drew, 21-13 Hoffman and Sgt. Bernstein spent r MN
several weeks ago. Sub-Depot Subs so much money at Ringling Bros. SERVICE MEN Read The 414 Fourth, Ave., North
D epo that they are practically stock- TA A Y St Petersburg
S Marcia Beach returned recently holders. T/Sgt. Kirby knows the TAMPA ARMY STEAM HEAT
Y UR PH T after a 10-day leave She flitted words to the Radar sng AEWSPAPERS Reasonable ates-Day, Week
all over the East. Was up in Ohio, thee Coca-Colas and a little NEWSPAPERSor Season.
ONLY YOU Kentucky and Washington. Mar- coaxing, any of you boys who are "Only 4 blocks to Main Busi-
cia is a real Florida Cracker and interested can get the words. It's The MacDill Fly Leaf ness Cnter."
CAN GIVE has never seen any snow. Was a sharp little ditty, not well The Drew Field Echoes
FOR FINE WORK AND hoping she would get to roll in known. Kirby also looks pretty The Drew eld oe Attention Soldiers Bargains
GOOD SERVICE a little before returning to the slick in his cowboy boots and ST. PETERSBURG in Unredeemed Pledges. Dia-
GO TO Sunshine State, but the fates campaign hat. REPRESENTATIVE mands, Watches Jewelry.
ALR K PHOTO were unkind to her. Reports that We still have a few orchids left We Specialize on Watch and
she had a grand time and "didn't over from the other week, so we'd HOWARD EDSALL Jewelry Repairing. Also En-
S T U D I want to come back"-why??? like to give one to S/Sgt. Watts graving.
438 W. LAFAYETTE 'The guy who said "There is no on his new promotion, S/Sgt. Van 416 Beach Drive. North
4 Doors from Park Theatre rest for the wicked" must have Maece and Cpl. Sullivan who left 206Phone 88-124 PROVIDENT LOAN CBldg.
4 Doors from Park Theatre had the Sub-Depot employees in for O.C.S., Pvt. Thornton for his
mind. This getting to work at commendable job pinch hitting as
7:30 a.m. is just about more than mail orderly and T/Sgt. Pennely NIKKO INN
LAFAYETTE HOTEL the body can stand. It has its for keeping the men of his bar- W A T 0 N 1 t S. No. P e
E. A. CLAY, Manager compensations, however, Getting racks strictly "on the ball." 19 1st St. No. Phone 6720
off at 4 p.m. is really nice; but ---ININGROOM Air Cinditioned, Private
120 West Lafayette streett all we can do now is eat, sleep "Why do people marry?" D I N I N eR O o Mi
East Side of Bridge and work. Sure don't have much Because their children demand 553 Fourth Avenue, North Dining Roos, Chinese and
time to jook around. it. Specializing in Steaks and American Meals
Phone M-5588 What does Sue Logan have that Home Cooked Meals
escapes the rest of the gals? Sup- house now finds the nawsty old
ply lent Sue to Engineering for dirt too, too, devastating? Gets At St. Petersbunr Gilbert System Hotel
W h W a while, and now all the men in her dainty little throat and in Ietty C. Mitchell, Mgr.
i e W aL ; dy a from downstairs can find more her hair. Don't let anyone know Sportsman Billiard Parlor 746 Central Ave. St. 'et5rmburg
....DR excuses to come up in the Supply about this-some of the nurses in rPhone 7884
LAUNDRY Office just to speak to Sue. A the battle zones who are giving 22 Ce A n Your Home Away from Home"
hint to you wolves: Mr. Logan their lives to help our boys may 228 Central Avenue You Are Always Welcome
A phone In Every Itoo
2800 Armena Ave.,Near Michigan ain't no weakling. get a little blue trying to protect Hot and Cold Water All oolmes
Phone H-3SS Our tvo messenger girls, Joyce such as this. Hi, HEEL! St. Pete, Fla., Phone 50-612
Mueller and Florence Moore, who The employees from Supply
have gotten along so well togeth- office-went to the circus in a body "The Store That Value Built" Service Men JEWELRY and
Service Men Welcome er these many months, are ready -all seem to have had a swell A GIFTS for Ever
to pull hair over a-certain soldier time. The Supply gang seem to B ERKMAN S GIFTS for Every Member of
hILBER T OTEL whom they call Lightning. get along better than the rest of Diamonds Jewelry Luggage Wrapped and Mailed for. Your
Now that Hobby has left, it us. They are always doing some- Gifts Convenience-Anywhere,
811 Tampa St. Phone M 1094 didn't take Kathryn Patillo long thing, and so far there have been Next to S-P Cafe PARAMOUNT GIFT SHOP
811 Tampa St. Phone M 1094 to get into circulation, no spats among them. Why can't 538 Central Avenue 822 Central Ave. St. Petersburg
George T. Brightwell, Mgr. What little so-called "glamour all of the Sub-Depot take a lesson 538 entral Avenue 322 Central Ave. St. Petersburg
puss" who got a job in the Ware- from Supply?
Friday, December 11, 1942
DREW r-JELD ECHOES
> /'i /
THE HEAVY-SET GUY in the red
suit and the white whiskers dropped
in at some of the night spots earlier
than usual. The' week-end saw every
place play to a capacity house.
Saw a thousand and one new faces.
Just when I was starting to know the
after-dark customers the new mugs
started to sprout. At any rate it's "Hel-
lo, Bill!" to the score of new readers.
Talking about changes the Jewel Box
-Danny and Don's night club-made
a red-hot transfer in singers Patty
Burke, lovely Chicago songbird, will
thrill you every night.
Come next pay day, Doris Redman,
Indiana will swap her name for that
of Mrs. Norval Cross Norval is one
of Mrs. Norval Cross. Norval is one
luck and lots of happiness to you
Corporal Joe Paruso and Steve Si-
biga, two well-known M.P's have start-
ed to walk a beat.
The best one heard at the Lafayette
Hotel this week: A soldier walked in
and asked the clerk to call him a cab.
SWhich one?" asked the clerk "'Tis
none of your business," barked the
khaki-clad youth, turning around and
IT LOOKS LIKE a certain little blues
singer from New Orleans and now at
Webb's Patio, St. Petersburg, will keep
Lt. J. R. McGhee, Jr., MacDill Field.
on the run between here and Webb's
The Chatterbox seems to be the spot
for romance every Sunday night after
midnight. Abba Dabba knows just
what to play for the lovebirds. At a
corner table, Virginia Ivey and Adel
Draughon crossed love beams over
cocktail glasses with Lt. Antonio Mo-
reno Localle and Lt. Walter Dzeuba,
Drew Field. The word RING was men-
tioned. It could be a phone call, but
then again, it could mean something
else. Your guess is as good as mine.
Ask Lt. Art Moss or George or John-
nie, the bartenders; they seem to
know all the answers.
Another spot with many new faces
was the PADDOCK BAR. Is it Benny's
new mixed drink, or Jo Ann Ryal's
return after a sick spell of six weeks?
I know the boys all welcome back
Jo Ann, especially now that she's
prettier than ever. What happened
to Clara and Helen? Or izzit true
that they've opened up a spot on
Frank Ruta, who owns the Hyde Park
Spaghetti House, is in New York on
a well-earned vacation. Tony Cranaro
is in charge. Tony is a veteran-of
World War I and a member of Ameri-
can Legion Post No. 73. All the sol-
diers know where to find him.
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Ask Frank Arango of The Tavern
Bar if he's lucky in love.
WHAT CAPTAIN in the Medical
Corps. is mailing gardenias to Sarah
Moss, hostess at the Tampa Terrace
It seems that the Hi-Hat all girl
band has the jitters. Tony, the drum-
mer, has gone for a Fort Myers Sarge.
Margaret, the sax player, only man-
hater in the band, told me she was
daffy about a buck private and would
sy "I do" if he pops the question. Two
sisters, Gene and Rita, are still stand-
ing by the Coast Guard.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Setzer, 2707 Mertyle
Ave., are getting an ideal Xmas gift
this year. Their one and only Billy
Setzer, 19 years old, will be home
from parts unknown. He's in the Navy
and has been promoted to Petty Offi-
cer 3rd Class.
S. Sgt. John R. (Woof Woof) Mar-
cum can be found most any night at
the CHESTERFIELD BAR, where he
helps keep up the morale of the
Who is the officer who won the fin-
ger-tip kissing contest?
CORPORAL JESS ZIMMERMAN, ed-
itor of the Drew Field Echoes, didn't
do a bad job of entertaining a few
visitors at the Saratoga Bar. His
friends, Pvt. T. J. Baker, Harrisburg,
Pa.; Pfc. Harry J. Wright, New York;
Corporal Wesley Chapman, Pittsburgh,
and Sgt. Tom Hook, Philadelphia, had
a wonderful time. In fact, the only
thing that stopped the party was the
curfew. Yep, I had one with them.
I didn't know that Capt. B. 'Cock-
rell, Drew, could dance until I heard
he was tripping the light fantastic at
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Drew's Service Club inaugural last
night with Miss Selma Brooks, the
Dancing Teacher. 'Could it be that
Miss Brooks had something to do with
the captain's sudden dance craze?
Lt. Gafle, Drew, is not a Clark
Gable, but his style of romance
across the table at the TURF EX-
CHANGE the other night was a bet-
ter performance than Clark put in
one of his pics.
M.P. "Dimples" Moran, Plant Field,
won a compact and a blackout flash-
light in the Penny Arcade on Cass
Street. He says he needs both of the
prizes. I can understand the flashlight,
but the compact? Now, Dimples .
In the Dumps this week: Pfc. C. I.
Hinely, Drew, because his Lavata is
very ill in a Jacksonville hospital ....
Seaman Harvey Garfincle, Bradford,
Pa., grid star, stayed at his post on
Davis Island all night because his girl
didn't show up the night before.
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1216 Franklin St.
Servicemen Are Welcome
Day or Nite at
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When you are lonesome & blue
And you don't know what to
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Where she is friendly and true
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Pridai, December 1L 1942
PLOTTING CO-.564th S.A.W,
DOTS AND DASHES
By SGT. E. S. PERRY
SThere's no doubt now in anyone
mind that we are about to have ot
ood basketball team: under the car
ul tutelage of Lt. Cantwell, the pla:
ers looked sharp in practice; and the
in spite of our open challenge (and
lot of other companies must have rem
it) acceptance have been few so fa
How's about that, you Reporters, 50
503, etc.? Just call Cpl. Talarek ar
he'll be glad to arrange games to su
SBy the time this is published the:
will be a hike and a beer party und,
our belts and both should be a lot o
fun. On the hike, the bay ran out
water (some- awful funny things ha
pen here in Tampa) but here's hopir
there's plenty of beer at the part
Wonder who the champion be.
Jabs in the dark Topkick O'Bri
made up the wrong bunk one mornmi
and Sgt. Britton had a flat tire 0
his car the other night; ours is usual
in the car. Sure hated to see th
grand old guy, Sgt. Davis, motb
sergeant, go but then that's all in tl
ame. PFC Fogarty insists he's goil
remain a bachelor in spite
Th1 coffee pot in Barracks No.
&oes a rushing business but wait t
those cold spells hit. The coke machi;
helps get rid of that funny taste son
A blue plate special should-be givi
a lthe men v.-ho cleaned up ar
f in to make a Florida swan
1 e.ike Astor's estate. Nice work.
=re biggest Xmas box so far can
to PFC Hanson, but it lasted the usu
three minutes. Pvt. Geiser, our Rome
meets the girls, but Col. Lovelace ge
their addresses, etc. There's the ch
563d SIGNAL A.W. BN.
by Pfc. Norman V. Taylor
There's no time like the present
announce to the camp the arrival
our new Commanding officer. On tl
morning of Dec 3, Lt. Col. Roy Thor
as Richards said goodbye to the 552n
SAW Bn. and assumed his duties
commanding officer of the 563rd SA
A native of Tempe, Arizona, he en
listed in the army-spending 18 montl
in the infantry during World War
In 1922 he was commissioned as 1
Lt. in the Engineer Corps, later b
ing assigned to the Signal Corps. I-
is a graduate of MIT .and Harval
Radar courses. He arrived at Dre
in Oct., 1942, when as stated he b
came commanding officer of the 552r
SAW Bn. We are happy that it is the
loss and our gain.
We are proud to announce the pr
motion of S Sgt. Morgan to Warrai
Officer, and we all want to wish hi:
the best of luck in his new and har
The 2nd Reptg. Co. went on a hil
to Lake Carroll last Friday and the 1
Reptg. Co. went out on the rifle rang
You should see some of the target
that were turned in. You can bet yoe
bottom dollar Ik-at the-enemv is go
ing to scram c;u of the section whe
we get there.
Well, fellows. I am sorry to say
have no sports for you this time, bi
I soon hope to be able to let you kno
how we stand in the field sports, bi
for now I'll just say, "So long," unt
59th AVN. SQ..(SEPARATE)
By Pfc. James Jasnor Mitchell
Well fellows-we have had ou
first grand affair, and I have bee
asked by the Victory Girls' Club t
extend congratulations to the C.O. an
memberss of the Squadron for the ver
appropriate invitation presented then
: The jive of the week is of vast irr
portance. There is a private in our or
ganization by the name of Major Alex
ander Well, what I am trying t
say is, "It seems as. if we will hav
to draft him a new name." Becaus
our C.O. is frequently and starting
halted when going around the are
by a lusty yell "Hey, Major." ,
ISpeaking of "Brass Hats," we ar
Well supplied in thlis outfit W
have a Major, a General, a Bishop
Price, a Solon (which means law'
maker) and an Earl ... in other word
the military, the church, royalty an
Don't forget to tune in every Tue-
day evening at 6:30 To Hear th
golden voices of the Squadronaires
You dig me don't you, Gates? Ever
Tuesday, WFLA, in the cool of th
F I'm mentioning here th
w'* r Lincoln: "A house divide
by cannot stand." The conchl
sions to be drawn from this are: W
(59th Avn & 911th QM.) must coops
12ate to helo make our camp one
'he finest in the land.
; Five .more. Corporals were appointed
this week.-Keep up the good world
HENRY HOWKEE CO.
CHINESE HAND LAUNDRY
504 Tyler Street
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FIRST REPORTING COMPANY
FIRST REPORTING COMPANY
S564th SIG. A.W. BN. SEP.
Lt. Madden has the men rounding
r into shape (double time) on his morn-
eing hikes. Lt. Carroll, our athletic offi-
cer, then adds the fine edge with foot-
a ball and volley ball games.
a The officers of the 1st Reporting Co.
ad have a first rate volley ball team, Any
.r' in doubt, please contact the officers
1, of the 2nd Reporting Co.
id 1st Sgt. Mattice and T. Sgt. Krause
it participated in a touch football game
and the battle wounds are still evident.
re (Limpy) Hunter isn't the same after
r the game, followed by a night in
of "Blimp-Motor Pool" McCord pulled
p- up lame after a tour on guard.
ie A new dart board, cards and check-
y. ers are now in use and enjoyed much
er by all.
Lt. Warren and 1st Sgt. Mattice
en hooked up in a stirring checker game.
ng They both bear watching and no
N doubt will improve with practice. Sgt.
ly Moe (call me Max) Kester talks a
at good game of checkers.
or T Sgt. Hopkins (that's the way they
he did it in Crowder) is in charge of
ng beautifying the grounds around the
of area; also the (obstacle course) side-
S S.Sgt. De Bonis is: put out no end--
ill Sgt. Hopkins defeated him in an all
ne important checker game.
'e Sgt. Hopkins has the Orderly Room
wired much like a Message Center.
en Any officer wishing to learn Span-
id ish, please contact T Sgt. Nespica.
ne 9th FIGHTER WING
al HQ. & HQ. SO.
a The Fighting Ninth
By Col. Walter Werner
UNUSUAL OCCUPATIONS: Our cur-
iosity about things a little off the
beaten track led us to the door of
Sailor Katzy-High Class Tattoo Artist
(Tampa), where we had quite a chat.
He's been in business since he was
to nine years old. He said he just picked
of it up in Manila. He told us that busi-
le ness was good, but it is now hard to
n- get the necessary colored inks-espe-
id cially blue. "TATTOO BLUE HAS
as GONE TO WAR!"
W Fighting Ninth walking Art Galleries
include: 1st Sgt. Jenkins, Pvts. Forte
n- and Hoagie, T/Sgt. Masi, T/Sgt.
hs Posner, T/Sgt. McVay, Pvt. Quesnel,
I. and Pvt. Wild, and that "old soldier'
st from Ohio, who would like to be a
e- Glider Pilot. (People come, and people
Ie go, but Tattoos go on forever).
rd We spent an interesting afternoon on
w the line last week working on a gas
e- truck with Pvt. "Buddy" Gannon, who
Id can handle that tractor like nobody's
ir business. While there, we also saw Pvt.
Harry Pence and Pvt. Earl Quigley
busy dishing out the oil to keep 'emi
nt Incidentally, when Gannon, Pence,
m1 and Quigley were returning from
d- Springfield, Ill., they visited the Chief
of Police in Cordelia, Ill. and told him
:e about their visit to Lincoln's Home.
st He kept staring at euipley. Finally he
e. said that Quigley looked like lie
ts might be a son- of Todd Lincoln. Since
ir then "Quig" has been dubbed "Todd"
0- by all the Transportaton boys.
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~~DREW' FIELD ECHOES Page 7
308th SIGNAL CO. (WING)
By Cpl. Rolph Fairchild
Team "A" of the Medical Detach-
ment leaders of the AAF Volley Ball
League, came a cropper last Thurs-
day. After winning 10 games and los-
ing none, they dropped two in a row
to this company's outfit, 21-18 and
The Medics are sportsmen, though.
They took their defeat gracefully and
asked for another game Sunday. Un-
fortunately, three of their teams were
transferred, so the game was called
There is a Drew Field officer many
soldiers will never forget. Pfc. John
Uhazi was standing in chow line the
other day when two lieutenants came
Uhazi recognized one officer as a
fellow who slept in the "upstairs"
bunk when they were both privates
at Ft. Monmouth. He was so astonished
to see his ex-buddy, he yelled, "Hey!
What are you doing here-(gulp)-
Uhazi nearly evaporated when he
realized how it must have sounded.
But the lieutenant covered the sol-
dier's blunder. He stopped, talked
pleasantly for a moment, then walked
on. By rights the lieutenant could
have blown the Pfc. sky-high. In-
stead. his quick thinking converted an
unpleasant but unintentional situation
into a memorable experience-and a
lesson. Neither Uhazi nor those who
saw the incident will forget that of-
We salute: An Officer and a Gen-
A bunch of planes were shaking the
rafters as they took off the other
morning. Lt. Britt glanced up. "I'd
like to fly," he remarked. "A P-37,
Sir?" an EM asked.
"Lord, no," replied the startled lieu-
tenant. "I want to fly one of those
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DREW FIELD ECHOES
Captain Chester K. Delano
Base Special Service Officer
would like to explain the policy
of the weekly dances to be held
at the Enlisted Men's Service
Club. Many men have attended
the usual type of Army dance
where there are fifty or even less
dancing partners for about a
thousand men. The floor is
crowded making it impossible to
take more than. a step or two
without interuption. In the end,
it means that a thousand men
leave the dance with a feeling of
dissatisfaction and frustration.
And the girls who have come to
Dance and unable to do so, leave
with a decision not to return.
It is the desire of the Service
Club personnel to eliminate this
factor about their entertainments
if it is possible. In. order to do
this, it has been deemed wise to
attempt an experiment. If it does
not succeed, the old system may
be used, but until then the at-
tendance will be restricted to a
representative three per cent of
each individual organization. The
unit commanders have been ask-
ed to select carefully the men
from the outfit who will best
represent the unit at each of the
three weekly dances. This way,
the men may be rotated so that
every one in the organization will
have the opportunity to attend,
and will feel that he has earned,
through merit, the honor of rep-
resenting his group.
Captain Delano and the Service
Club personnel feel that in this
way'every man on the Base can
look forward to a really pleasur-
able time at these entertainments
with a full quota of dances.
Don't forget: dances every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
at the Enlisted Men's Service
SILENT FILMS TO
COME TO ARENA
We thought that it might amuse
the soldiers to see some silent
films. Those past twenty five
years of age will remember per-
formances by such actresses as
Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Norma
and Constance Talmadge, Corin-
ne Griffith, Lois Wilson, and Mae
Marsh; by matinee idols such as
Rudolph Valentine, Milton Sills,
Thomas Meighan, Glenn Hunter,
and Ramon Navarro; and by co-
medians such as Mack Sennett,
Buster Keaton, and Charles Ray.
One evening each week we
hope to show leading films in
which these stars and others have
appeared. The art of pure panto-
mime is exciting. We believe that
many soldiers will enjoy these
silent films. The films will be
shown at the Base Arena.
Piano Recital at
Drew on Sunday
At 8:15 P.M.. on Sunday, De-
cember 13th, the Enlisted Men's 1
Service Club will present the
first in a series of Sunday con-
certs. The guest artist will be
'Miss Merle Holloway, well-known t
concert pianist and composer, in
a recital of fine piano music.
There have been many requests (
from the men for some fine mu-
sic, and it is with great pleasure
that the Special Services Depart-
ment announces the innovation
of a concert series. t
Miss Holloway's program in-
cludes the Liszt "Concert Etude
in D Flat"; two Chopin fantasies;
"Autumn," by Chaminade; and a s
If the men have any sugges-
tions for future programs of this
kind, please get in touch with
Miss Leland, the Service Club
The only niacp whpr an nold
maid ever finds anything under
the bed is in an old-fashioned
Greetings, dial tuners! Just
thought we'd drop in and give
you all the latest information on
SPECIAL SERVICES OFFICE Drew Field's radio programs.
First of all, may we thank
Warrant Officer Baker and his
n iImusical organization, namely, the
O n theSpot ULLDeep Sleep Eleven, for a very
Friday Star Parade last Friday evening.
8:00 P.M.-Service Club-Dance FROMThe boys gave new life to one of
T'he first of a series of weekly Friday
night dances. Music by the Drew Field the most popular Army radio
and the double quartette. Girls brought BTART T R nal music and arrangements, the
out by the Detense Mothers and the Dee D e el added tha
American Legion Auxiliary of Tampa. Deep Sleep Eleven added that
Saturday An original revue, "Hullaballoo certain professional touch to the
8:00 P.M. Service Club Game From Drew," with an all soldier program that made it radio net-
Night. cast will make a tour of towns work material Your Army radio
Games, active and not so active, wills l ake a tour of towns work material. Your Army radio
be tried out in the Service Club. Under within a radius of fifty miles of announcer wishes to state here
the direction of the hostess, Miss the Base, in order to raise money and now that if we can continue
Leland, a sivell evening of fun is prom- to finish the new Band Shell. with the same type of show, Drew
isd at the first in a series of Game The plan is to open the show in Field will have a spot on the net.
SISunday Clearwater on New Year's Eve, All of which brings me to the
8:00 P.M. Service Club Piano and continue the tour for two point that if Drew goes on any
Recital, weeks. one of the three great radio net-
I Miss Merle Holloway, ell-known
pianist and composer, has volunteered Al Hill, an undiscovered song- works-all our soldier talent will
her services in the first of a series of writer, has written some brand have the opportunity of being
concerts by noted artists. If you've new tunes for the revue. These heard by the folks back home,
been wondering where you can hear include: "G. I. Jive" and "I Hate providing them with the best en-
some odmusic, well played, this is Trouble," both of which will be tertainment in the world. So
7:00 P.M. Base Arena Silent heard from in the future. we're pulling for more of the.
movies your chance to see the old Blackout sketches, ribbing the same as last Friday night's pro-
Here's your chancetee th old Army, have been written py John duction.
time movie stars in their favorite hits. Army, have been written by John auction.
Lillian Gish, the Talmadge sisters, Mader, Maurice Feder, and O. Z. May we also remind our listen-
William S. Hart. Fatty Arbuckle, and a Whitehead for "Hullaballoo From ers that our new Thursday night
host of others bring you laughs every D There will be a chorus
Sunday night. Come out and kiss the Drew. There will be a chorus
villain, line led by Charles Crain, who
Monday will do an old-fashioned Can Can.
8:00 P.M. Base Arena Variety Others to appear in the cast will
This is a full hour of dancing and be: Herbert Flinn, whistler, Ted
singing by sonie of Tampa's prettiest Cooper, John Mader, Art Raynor,
girls. Thomas Searles, John Hession, G -
8:00 P.M.--Service Club--Dance. aurice Feder, and 0. Z. White-
Every Monday, the combined USO's Maurice Feder, and O. Z. White-
of Tampa will bring girls to the Base head. There will be a male chorus
to act as dancing partners. Music by from Camp De Soto, as well as
the Drew Field Dance Band. some tapdancing acts from the
8:00 P.M. Service Club Book same camp.
Night. Music will be supplied by the
Miss Snider, Base Librarian, plans a 69th AAF Band, directed by W.
weekly series of Book Reviews and O. Lester Baker, as well as the
discussion of current favorites in the
book world, with illustrations from Drew Field Dance Orchestra. Sets
some of the best new novels and news and costumes are being designed
books. by Pvts. Ed Solomon and Martin
8:00 P.M.--Base Arena-All Soldier Clemis.
Show. Although the revue is now in
The weekly All Soldier Show has rehearsal, the talent hunt is still
been pepped up with the addition of going on. If you want to be in on
some new talent. It now includes some "Hullaballoo From Drew," get in C
blackout sketches, as well as some "Hullaballoo From Dew, get in
new singers and instrumentalists, touch with the Special Services
There will be tryouts of some of the Office at Second Street and Ave-
numbers from the new revue, "Hulla- nue B as soon as possible.
balloo From Drew."
8:00 P. M.-Service Club-Dance.
The girls of Tampa University have A A
offered their services as dance hos- VARI T AT
tesses for weekly Wednesday nlfght A n A
dances. Some surprise entertainment BASE ARENA
is planned in addition to the regular
dancing. On Monday night, December a
Thursday 7th, the audience at the Base
8:00 P.M. Base Arena Variety Arena was treated to a nentertain-
Norman Kirk-Connell brings another ing program by one of the most
of his popular professional civilian talented groups in Tampa. A var- o
shows to the Base. These shows are iety show, featuring tap dancing,
always popular and well-received.
8:00 P.M. Service Club Dancing singers, with a bit of comedy,
Classes. was the headline entertainment -
For the men who don't dance well for the evening. Danny Sheehan
and would like to improve, come out talent anin hl
for some instruction to recorded music and his talented dancing school
that is sure to include your favorite pupils brought a good deal of
songs. Here's a chance for the men fun with them.
who don't dance to get in shape for The program included tumbl-
some of the Service Club dances. The program included tumbl-
________ ___ ing and acrobatics by a five-year-
old Junior Commando, tap danc-
Spirited Soldier ing by a chorus line of future
C ., Jenesa" beauties, and some fine adagio
Sho Wednesd work by two young artists. Songs
and some snappy lines by the
By Sgi. O. Z. Whitehead M.C. rounded out a good show Let us help you sel
The last Wednesday evening that was enjoyed by a large, en-
show was produced in the open thusiastic audience. we'll wrap and mail
air arena in even more spirited
than usual, partly owing to the ANNOUNCEMENT
clever sketch by Maurice Feder
entitled "Zanuck Goes With The The Special Service Office has I T A
Wind," which satirized shallow been notified that a program of
treatment of series themes in special interest to all music lovers
films from Hollywood. Our guests has been arranged. The Ninth
of the evening, Miss Hilda Sweat, Annual presentation .of Handel's Just inside Franklin
Miss Elva Crawford, and Cpl. Oratorio, "The Messiah," will.be
Charles Crain performed well. sung by the Symphonic Choir of
Three members of the Band Tampa at the First Baptist
made excellent contributions to Church of Tampa on Sunday, De- TA A'
the show, Pvt. David Kitner play- cember 13th, at 7:30 P. M. TAMPA'S LARC
ing his clarinet, Pvt. Russ Hoyer One of the leading roles will
the trumpet, and Sgt. John Sus- be sung by a Drew Field Lieu-
zynski accompanied well through tenant, while many of the mem-
the evening. bears of the Choir are members
Pvt. Tommy Searles sang with of the Drew Field enlisted per-
ease and charm; Cpl. Anthony sonnel. -MA A S 6 H
Caparelli was delightful to hear There is no admission charge,
on the piano; and Pvt. Philip and it is recommended to all men
Scaperelli played his violin bril- who want to hear an evening of F R A N K R U T A-
iantly. An actor new to the field, fine music. Of New York, and Former Chef
Pvt. John Mader, appeared in
two characterizations of his own3 "1 OPENS HIS OWN
writing and proved himself to be
able comedian. Specializing in SPAGHETTI a
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R AND WINES
Friday, December 11, 1942
radio show-Rookie Roy's Scrap-
book, heard on WDAE-is really
becoming a popular feature. Its
natural, easy style with a 'song
or two woven into the likable ex-
periences of Rookie Roy make it-
really good radio entertainment.
For all men who enjoy the
smooth rhythms of four expertly
blended voices singing in close
harmony we invite you to tune
to WFLA every Tuesday evening
from 6:30 to 6:45 and listen to
the Squadronaires popular
new soldier talent feature.
Be on the lookout for your.
Drew Field Reporter Reason:
Every Friday evening on the
Drew Field Star Pafade-WFLA,:
9 to 9:30 o'clock, one of the activi-
ties at the field will be drama-
tized. For example, last week we'
told the story of the Control
Tower-vital nerve center of the
air field. Next week it may be
the story of your organization.
So be on your toes and watch for
the Drew Field Reporter.
And now for your convenience
here's the radio week at a glance.
M o n day through Saturday,
WFLA,..7:05 to 7:25 a.m.-Drew
Tuesday, WFLA, 6:30 to
Thursday, WDAE, 8:35 to 8:50
p.m.-Rookie Roy's Scrapbook.
Friday, WFLA, 9 to 9:30 p.m.--
Drew Field Star Parade.
Tuesday, WTSP, 6:45 to 7 p.m.
-The Drew Field Cowboys.
Well, that's it, fellas-tune iii
and listen to your Army.