January 15, 1943
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Branch Bank Opens;
Many Services Made
Available To Drew
The Branch Bank of the First
National Bank of Tampa, opened
at Drew Field at noon January
12- with the starting of a savings
i. nt by Sargeant Technician
niilird A. Zydron, personal
chauffeair and orderly for Colonel
Melvin B. Asp, Base Commanding
Officer. Sgt. Zydron comes from
Bowers Hill, Virginia.
The bank is.located on H. street,
between 1st and 2nd streets, and
is accessible to all commissioned
and enlisted personnel of the post.
It is open every day except Sun-
day, from noon.to 5:30 p.m.'
TIe United States Treasury and
the First National Bank of Tampa
are cooperating in supplying such
services to Drew Field military
personnel. Located in a former
post office building, the Bank of-
fice is completely equipped with
office machinery, tellers win-
dows. cash counting equipment.
safe, and everything else that
goes with the banking business.
Mr. Byron O. Webb and Mrs.
Margaret B. Lee are in charge of
the branch. The office, they state,
will do about everything except
make loans. Services which will
be provided include the opening
and carrying of individual sav-
ines and checking accounts. There
will be no exchange charge for
the cashing of checks for military
personnel upon proper identifica-
tion except for out- of- town
checks. Soldiers will be charged
for checking accounts, according
to the size of the balance main-
tained, and the number of checks
used. Accounts up to $5000 will
be insured for the total amount
of the account.
Other services include the sale
of war bonds and stamps, bank
money orders, and travelers
checks. Accounts will also be car-
.ried. for organizations like the
Post Exchange, Officers Club, and
various squadron and regimental
The Base typing class is having
a run-off competition today at
13 a.m. to determine the speed-
iest and most accurate of its grad-
The Echoes goes to press too
early to announce the winner, but
the lucky soldier is to receive a
week's furlough for his demons-
tration of superior skill.
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This is Marcia, the other half of the comedy and dance duo
Coley Worth and Marcia, who help make USO-Camp Show's musi-
cal revue, "GOING TO TOWN," a real hit-show.
Hospital Patients to
Have Benefits of
In charge of the Red Cross ac-
tivities in the Hospital and Hos-
pital Recreation Hall, which is
now nearing completion, is Miss
Martha E. Mahan, of Wyoming,
Ohio, a trained social worker with
a great deal of Red Cross experi-
ence with the Army. She is as-
sistant field director of the Amer-
ican Red Cross at Drew Field. As-
sisting her is Miss Amy P. Wild,
of Medford, Mass., who will serve
as recreational worker. Special-
ized training in graduate schools
enable them to understand the
meaning of physical and mental
illnesses and their relation to per-
sonal, family and military life.
Built by the Army, and to be
furnished by the Red Cross, the
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USO Brings New U1
Musical Comedy, It's rode
"Going to Town" Tampa's la
r to witness
The new Broadway musical soldier on
revue, "GOING TO TOWN," fea- the outdoo
SField Cooperates in
Ban on Pleasure Driving
For Cameramen Officers' Club Dances
iliance with War De-
policy, photographers Cancelled; to Abide
ho have permission By Gas Restrictions
n military subjects at y s triton
must be accompanied
cer or enlisted man.
zing the security meas- Another development of the
-ing photographs and ban on pleasure driving of auto-
a War Department re- mobiles was.the announcement
rates that no'cameras
photographic equipment by Col. Melvin B. Asp, command-
llowed on any post, ing officer of Drew Field, that
ion or other installa- Tampa's largest air base will co-
t with'express permis- operate fully, along with civilians,
e commanding officer,
Such time limitation in complying with OPA regula-
without such permis- Cancellation of the weekly
render their cameras dances of the Drew Field Offi-
g any Army installa- cers' Club was announced by Col.
aceive them on leaving. Asp as one of the measures to
s of these regulations discourage the use of personal
rned over to the com- automobiles for pleasure. The
officer and their equip- Saturday evening dances have
scated. developed into one of the out-
s of subjects of which standing social events of the
is, drawings, sketches week. "However," stated Col Asp
e not permitted, except in announcing discontinuance of
ressly authorized, in- these dances, "Drew Field offi-
n and equipment on cers are glad to abide by restric-
materiel in transit, tions placed on all citizens."
s of any.items of mili- While the Saturday evening
ment. dances have been discontinued as
_- a social event, informal dances
will be scheduled for Drew Field
i A I officers and their guests where
Iwe ArvSin8, attendance does not involve use
S(AIw oyA ia n Cancellation of the officers'
%lVUWUy ill dances will not affect the pro-
gram of entertainment for en-
w Fi de listed men as scheduled by the
w Field o Special Services and Service
o time at Drew Field, fe p
largest air base, and a
d of soldiers is on hand
a tall, gaunt, bronzed G Song W
horseback gallop into
r arena with an excit--
turning musical comedy and radio ing and interesting assortment of
favorites of the day, will be pre- daring horsemanship, trick rop-
sented by USO-CAMP SHOWS at ing and jumping.
Drew Field on January 27, 1943. The Drew Field soldier is Pvt.
This is a major attraction on Nathaniel Arvin, a member of a
the USO-CAMP SHOWS circuit, signal air warning service regi-
which includes virtually all the ment. He comes from Lexington,
camps, naval stations and marine'in that old horse state of Ken-
bases in the country. This season tucky. He has ridden big black
USO-CAMP SHOWS is present-
ing greater and more lavish enter-
tainment for the men in the
armed forces than ever before.
Rounding out the show are ..
Coley Worth and Marcia, one of
the cleverest teams in show busi-
ness. Their comedy and dancing
are strictly big-time, high-lighted
by his satirical comments on to-
pics of the day.
"GOING TO TOWN" will be
presented free of charge as is
customary with all USO-CAMP
Drew Field song writers should
be interested to know of the col-
lection of songs "of, for and by
the men in the service," to be
published by the Arrowhead
Press of New York City. It will
contain not only the various "of-
ficial songs" but also a section
called "Hangover," embracing the
favorites of the last war like
Also a third part, to be known
as "Yank's Choice," will contain
'he popular favorites of the men
most often requested on the "G.I.
Tive." radio program run by the
"Yank" magazine, and finally a
collection of contemporary coun-
terparts of "Mademoiselle from
It is in connection with this
last category that men on this
base will have their opportunity
to show their talents. Any ori-
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Er ~B~D ~9~a.,
Suzanne Dooley, 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nurses Corps, is
shown in the above picture while taking care of 2nd Lieutenant
Thomas J. Menno, on whom the, first emergency operation in the
Drew Field Hospital was performed. Lt. Dooley comes from Glenn
Ellyn, Illinois, and Lt. Menno comes from Bedford, Indiana.
a. .. RSinai song, any parody on an ex-
Camp Newspapers isting song, and new words to
Are Planned in All old tunes may be submitted. The
Sre oaublishers incidentally are inter-
Theaters of Combat O-7. ., v ste d in the words rather than
'i -. ..'.. Submit your selections to the
Camp newspapers will be pub- Arrowhead Press, 178 Fifth Ave.,
lished wherever Uncle Sam's Brahma bulls and bucking bron- New York, City.
doughboys travel, it was an- cos in most of the eastern states-. --
nounced recently by the Special from New York to Florida-and Gr t M a
Service Division. Portable kits traveled for some time win Great Minds at Work
containing all necessary equip- GeorPe Adams' world's cham-
ment have been prepared for pub- pionship rodeo. Many -ronths a'o the Army
lishing news sheets in the field. Among his medley of tricks is assigned a erowm of eminent psy-
The special printing and pub- a bareback jump over a four-foot chiatrists to determine the best
fishing kits include a typewriter, hurdle. The most sensational of manner in which to select soldiers
hand-operated mimeograph ma- his daring feats is his homan: for the various fighting fronts.
chine, styli, lettering guides, jump on two plunging horses over The Army wanted to know, for
paper, ink, and other necessary an automobile. instance, the best wav of decid-
materials. Entering the Army on Febru- ing which soldiers should be sent
The kit was designed especially ary 23, 1942, at Fort Thomas. Ken- to Iceland and which would be
for overseas operation, and may tucky, he took ten weeks of basic more effective in desert warfare.
be carried to any theatre of opcr- training at Fort McClellan, Aia- The osvchialris's met with a
nations. bama. He has ho-o at Drew Field Harvard group and a series of cx-
The Special Service unit will'since May 1, 1942. 'periments was ma-le. After nu-
handle the actual work of pub- Recently, while on furlough merous tests, the learned profes-
lishing if the unit commander au- Pvt. Arvin returned to his first sors made their re-rrt. The best
thorizes the distribution of a camp love-rodeo riding. He took part way to determine whether a sol-
paper. in a benefit rodeo in Lakeland dier is more effective in the de-
Many overseas units have al- and also performed at Drew Field sert or in the North. thev re-
ready set up field newspapers as with Billy Keen, former Madison ported, was to ask each soldier:
one means of keeping the boys Square Garden champion, and "What kind of weather do you
informed, his rodeo. like-warm or cold?"
Drew Field, Tampa, Florida
Published Every Week
VOL. 1, NO. 45
Orchestra Leader Billy Keen's Rodeo
Now File Clerk in Thrills large Crowd
III Fighter Com. Of Drew Soldiers
By PFC. ALVIN M. AMSTER A very large crowd of soldiers
took advantage of a beautiful
Sunday afternoon, January 10, to
From bandsman to G.I.. that's watch Billy Keen and his rodeo
what happened to Pvt. Harold gallop right into the outdoor are-
Palumbo; file and statistical clerk na at 3 o'clock with an exciting
of Hq. & Hq. Sq., III Fighter program of daring horsemanship,
Command, on June 29, 1942, at trick roping and jumping. The
Fort Niagara, New York. Palum- rodeo was something new in en-
bo, aged 26, is a native of Niagara tertainment for Drew soldiers.
Falls. He has played in several Although Keen himself is a
well-known jazz bands, and later one-man show, he did not ride
headed his own 16-piece jazz out- alone. He brought with him a fine
fit for about four years. combination of cowgirls and cow-
A 1941 graduate of Niagara boys riders, ropers and trick
University with a BBA, Palumbo performers. Among them was a
-participated in .college basket Drew Field soldier-Pvt. Nat Ai-
and baseball. During his spare vin. of the 503rd Signal Air Warn-
Stime he earned his expenses by ing'Regiment. He did a bareback
playing in jazz bands, augment- jump over a four-foot hurdle. The
ing his income from the athletic cowgirls and cowboys gave an
scholarship he received,. exhibition of daring horseback
Band Toured Europe
Featured as "Hal Palumbo and
His Orchestra," the unit crossed might influence a patient's recov-
tke Atlantic as the ship's band ery, and aid in adjusting any such
on the Aquitania in 1937. They difficulties.
toured, France, Germany, Hol- To make loans, where neces-
land, Belgium and England. sary, to-enable convalescent pa-
Under contract to the Saga- tients to take advantage of rec-
inore and Statler chains, the band ommended furloughs-or emer-
played the member hotels in the agency furloughs in case of illness
North. In addition, they played at or death in the patient's immedi-
xnany private affairs in colleges ate family.
and, country clubs, and were To visit the patient's family
.heard over various radio stations (through the local Red Cross
and the major networks. Palumbo chapter there) and notify them of
plays the guitar, the bass and the conditions of hospitalized
other fretted instruments. service men.
Army Career To aid patients discharged from
As a GI, Pvt. Palumbo received the hospital and the military
his basic at Miami Beach, attend- service to obtain medical atten-
ed the Air Corps Clerical School tion and special diet, and to ar-
at F Logan, Colorado, served range vocational training and
at F e Fid, Ga. and was Polacement for men disabled in
at Daniel. Field, Ga., and, was military service.
shipped to Drew Field in October. military service.
Taking- no chances, Palumbo
married: his first vocalist in 1941..
i Recreation Hallt
Continued from Page 1) DELICIOUS WESTERN
new: hospital recreation hall is a
iwo-story building which con- T-BONE AND CLUB
aains facilities for offices and liv-
~ng quarters for the staff, a kitch'
for refreshments, a lounge and,
a large auditorium with seating: ST E A
a~apacity of 350. In the auditorium-
'will be shown movies, plays, and
iher entertainments. It has fa- 1212 Grand Central Avenue
.ilities for ping pong, chess, and
.tbh-r table games.
: The lounge will be equipped
TUit very attractive bamboo fur-
Aiture. It is stocked with over 500
looks, donated by the Tampa Sec-
'tion of.. the National Council of T V
-Jewish Women. This organization
has agreed to make periodic con-
tributions of books to keep the li-
brary up to date. For bed-ridder
patients, there is a book wagor A /
which is wheeled into the ward, BAR &COCKTAIL
so that they may have the oppor I lTl M
unity to choose the books theVy L O l Vi
desire; <^ n I
An. important feature of the Kec- P'
reaction Hall is a provision for / O
housing parents of seriously ill
soldiers, summoned to the hos- LTJ tf
pital by the military authorities. COPS '
The members of the staff are STEAKS &
on' call 24 hours a day and, in' ,. SANDWICHES '
addition to their recreational
,iork, their duties include:
SObtaining, upon request of the J" PHONE
MIedical Officer, all information oo 00.3
including personal, marital, finan- ,
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0:. P. A. states may include "liberty cards"; "leave papers";
"furlough papers" or letters signed by Commanding Officer.
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.The Base School Office will
start new classes in beginner's
typewriting on Jan. 18, 1943.
Application f o r attendance
must be made at the Base
School Office, Bldg. T-621, 6th
Street and Avenue "C," before
Jan. 17, 1943. Classes will be
riding that was topped only by
For quite some time Keen, well
known in rodeo circles, has been
the champion trick rider of the
world. He has traveled all over
the country as a participant in
most of the big contest rodeos on
the circuit. His skill on the back
of a horse thrilled his soldier au-
dience. The most sensational of
his daring feats was his Roman
jump of two horses over poles.
THE WEST CAME TO DREW
Ruth Keen, Billy's wife, did
some very fancy things on the
back of her horse, as did Dolores
Nemo, who risked her very pretty
neck to the art of horse roping.
Dave Nemo-the other half of the
Nemo family, himself a champion
Rodeo Rider and Roper-gave an
excellent example of how to get
all tied up in your work. The
things he did with a rope, left a
lot of men wondering just how
he manages to get through a plate
of spaghetti without doing some
of the things he did in the ring.
It might be interesting to see
Two Pigs, 200 Francs
Two Nazi officers in Occupied
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planning to pay in "occupation
money," of course. They exam-
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"And how much do you get for
this pig sty?" asked one German.
"One pig, 100 francs; two pigs,
200 francs," replied the French-
man without batting an eye.
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When captured and questioned
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Now Baked With a
Boogie-Woog ie Beat
A pastry baker by trade, Pfc.
Anthony Camporiale is a boogie-
woogie pianist at heart. During
working hours the 24-year-old
musician reaches the stomachs of
his buddies with pastry delicacies,
but after the day's work is done
he is more than likely to be
found at the Service Club tick-
ling boogie-woogie melodies out
of the ivories.
'Although never a professional
pianist, he has the professional's
touch. For several months he has
delighted local radio audiences
with his appearances on the Drew
Field Star Parade, Friday night
radio show broadcast over WFLA,
Tampa. When Richard Himber
and his orchestra played at Drew
Field in November, he performed
with them on the program.
Pfc. Camporiale is a native of
Bristol, Rhode, Island. He en-
tered the Army February 4, 1942,
at Fort Devens, Massachusetts,
and was sent to Fort McClellan,
Alabama, for his basic training
He appeared in musical shows
there. He came to Drew Field on
April 24, 1942, and since then
has been stationed with the Sig-
nal Hqs. and Hqs. Company of
the Third Fighter Command.
Former Radio Singer
Now in Signal Corps
Known as Vince Manny to the
public, Pvt. Emanuel Gozzo's
melodious baritone voice has been
a hit with audiences for several
Pvt. Gozzo is no amateur sing-
er, having passed that stage of
his career during his high school
days in Hartford, Conn. After
:graduation he was selected in an
audition from.a field of 50 to ap-
pear with the Andrews Sisters,
with whom he toured for three
weeks. He also has been billed
on programs with Al Donahue's
and Fats Waller's orchestras, and
i7o c~ 'iiZ~ a
for two years toured with Jack Choice of Warplanes
He went. to Hollywood with Invites Discussion
Teagarden when the latter' made
"The Birth of the Blues" with Hanson Baldwin's interesting
Bing Crosby. While there he selection of the .best planes for
made a joint recording with Cros- 1942, including all combatants,
by of "Melancholy Baby." Their caused a furious discussion in the
*voices were cut on opposite sides office of. a. flying magazine and
of the same record -for compari- will probably start one across the
son. Also recorded was his show- country. There is no doubt that it
stopping version of "This Is is carefully considered, but that
Worth Fighting For," with Claude it is completely and individually
The choice of the distinguished
The war, however, interrupted correspondent and authoritative
the activities of most of the big- analyst is based on his recent
name touring bands, so he re- service at the front and therefore
turned to Hartford and played in has a distinct advantage over
and around his home town with stay-at-home judgment-but it's
a small band of his own until he still open to argument. Want to
entered the Army in November, get in on it?
1942, at Hartford.
He received his basic training Safeguard your own future and
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DREW FIELDD ECHOES
January 15. 1943
H1. U. W 1.3, lvigr.
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not constitute an endorsement by
sonnel of the products advertised:
Drew Field Has
A strapping young soldier,
about 20 years old, stood among
his comrades and began reading
from a mimeographed sheet of
"I am a man," he read halting-
ly. "I am a soldier. In the army,
a man is a.-soldier."
A corporal standing in the back
"of -the room said that was fine,
and-asked if anybody else wanted
f6 try;-A greying soldier of 40 or
maybe 42 put up his hand.
"I fight for my country, .the
United States," the older man
continued reading, pausing here
and there to figure out a letter
combination. "A soldier has a
-gun. I have. a- gun. In the army
a soldier can read. I can read."
It wasn't a. literary society for
discussion of the works of Ger-
trude Stein. It was a class in
reading for 50 or so illiterate
soldiers-stationed at Drew Field.
In the class were men from
Arkansas, from Georgia, from the
Carolinas, from other states.
Some were expert welders,
some were mechanics, one was an
artist, and yet none could read
or write before they began the
army's special service school
course for illiterates.
How can a man reach 40 years
of age and yet be unable to read
or even write his name?
Well, most of the men lived on
farms, far from rural schools, and
so they just never went to school.
Some started working in factories
when mere children, and al-
though sk ill ed mechanically,
never took the opportunity of get-
Now that a war's on, and it's
necessary that even a private
should be able to read orders, the
army is teaching its men in
classes just like first grades in
Instead of learning the old
style alphabet, they learn the
signal corps phonetic alphabet.
When a man in the signal corps
wants to say the letter "M" for
instance, he .says "Mike" so there
will be no mistake. "R" is Roger,
and so on.
Thus the soldier who cannot
read learns his alphabet through
use of names. Then he begins to
read in the modern educational
practice of starting with ideas ex-
pressed in short sentences, break-
ing them into words, then syl-
lables, finally letters.
Thus a soldier in .the adult
classes at Drew learns first to
read the sentence "I am a man."
Next he learns the individual
words, and then the letters mak-
ing up the worcb.
Under the special service of-
ficer, Lt. Charles Thornton, a
former Newark, N. J., instructor,
the classes are taught by three
rural teachers, Corp. Carl Bjorn-
son, Corp. W. Udberback and Pvt.
It takes five weeks for the sol-
ively for the personnel of Drew -By Sgt. John F. Suszynski
interests and the United Nations The Band has resumed its
'weekly" -concerts Recreation
;paper, are those of the individual Bldg. No. 1 is the new .site, and .
es are they- tobe considered' ouu~ Cpl. John. Hession -was the first
*rtisemerits in this:publication de guest soloist. Drop around on
the War Department or its per- i'uesday at 8 p.m., if only to -
Sheckle T. Sgt. Eaton; the Master
of Ceremonies that's for your
corny possum gag on the last
diers to complete the course in program, Sarge. -
reading and simple printing. The Deep Sleep Eleven is still There was a most interesting
punveytn itslarelesoandices editorial in '"Life" last Dec. 28th.
Since they are adult, and can purveying its wares, sometimes editorial inLife" last Dec. 8th.
learn much. faster than children, with bludgeon-like effectiveness It pointed out that interest in re-
they soon grasp the essentials, on the Patrons of the Higher Arts ligion is increasing throughout
and then are ready to try for who chance to drop into the-Serv-thearmed-forces. The Godlessness
specialized military training. ice Club on Monday or Friday of the Roaring Twenties seems to
"The primary reason for the evening. Incidentally, t h an ks be going out of fashion. Many
classes is.-to improve the army," Miss Leland, for having-the piano men whO have never been much
Lieutenant Thornton said. "A tuned ... now what will I-use interested in religious belief are
-nan who cannot read is a handi- as an excuse for the startling famous athe experinceamed of the
cap to the army. But at the same noises that come out of that Stein- night thatGoddid'tbelieve in
time the men are helping them- way the next time the DSE Dance iht In times of stress such aseve n
selves and they often continue on Orch. is jumping through hoops. the present, all people seem to
their occord to become more pro- for Sgt. Luukkonen? Thatwas grow close to the fundameenta.
ficient." Pvt. Vince:Gozzo, formerly with grob f lifoser e undamhenta
Jack Teagarden's Orchestra, -who problems iof life and death; when
anawith us last Monday- the situation is strained and the
Ciyioa Personnel sang with us lwast Monday-m-ay- way-before us none too clear, hu-
nbe back tonight. man beings are more apt to ask
Cars Now Allowed Parades and Reviews are a new the fundamental questions:
S. feature on the Bands :schedale- Where am I going?. What should
To Park on Field .mis week it was a Review-of the I do with my life? What is the
-- 501st Signal Co.; earlier, it was meaning of existence on 'this
Beginning Tuesday, January 12, one of the 828th Guard Squadron earth? How can Ifind God? .
all cars belonging to civilian per- starring Pvt. Dan Goldsmith; our Chaplain' R. D. Workman, Chief
sonnel are permitted on Drew alternate string bass man). of Chaplains for the. Navy, says:
Field under the following regu- Pvt. Nailor moved into- the "Never before in the memory of
lations: Station Hospital temporarily,' to our oldest officers has there been
All cars will show the properfind out what was keeping Pfc. such interest in religion." We
Drew Field stickers in the lower Vitale there-apparently Norman have all read how.Barney Ross,
right-hand corner of windshield, didn't like the place as well as former welterweight and light-
indicating that the car owner has Mike does, because he's back On weight champion, in a shellhole
complied with the Base regula- duty already. Mike dropped in. on Guadalcanal prayed for a solid
tion on car insurance. on us yesterday for a short visit, hour. "There are no atheists in
and then went back to his winter foxholes." Captain Eddie Ricken-
All car owners who do not pos- quarters in Ward B-20. backer tells how he read the Bi-
sess insurance identification mayesen "Where's Joe (Regis?)" has been ble day after day, tossing on that
station of insurance policy to Pass the cry around here since the tiny raft. There are a hundred and
Section, Provost Marshal Office, Corporal left for OCS-I wonder one additional examples in the
"B" gate (Tampa Bay Blvd & B how pleased he would be to hear day's news.
SSt.) e ( a y Blvd B that Cpl. Will Krewson (our If we want a better world after
Drummer, and the only Deep this war, don't wait until Armis-
All cars for civilian personnel Sleep Elevener to be troubled tice Day to start building it.
employed in an area south of "B" with autograph hounds has suc- What we do nowis important; we
Street South, and also area lying needed him as Lower Bay Gen- can help build the new world by
west of 10th Street will park in eral of Barracks T-272? letting the Almighty aid us in
the following designated places Ran into Cpl. Bob Kane, the getting our own lives in order.
1. Parking area No. 1-South Band's Press Agent (?) when he There is a prayer of a Chinese
side of "A" Avenue at 4th St., was in the Public Relations Of- Christian, "0 God. reform this
running east to 1st Street. fice, the other day .forgot to world, beginning with me!"
2. Parking area No. 2-South ask him if he had any more pre- Gentlemen, there are five chap-
curbing line at Motor Repair fictions (like the one about the els here at the field.
Area (old Motor Pool). Band's debut in 1945).
3. Parkirig area No. 3-Entire Pfc. Joe Wright is subbing for r
block between llth and 12th Cpl. Russ Hoier in the Dance DO ldbr k
Streets, and E and F Avenues. Band while the latter is tossing
4. Area just south, of Tampa snowballs somewhere in Wiscon- al l
Bay Blvd. between llth- and 12th sin .'. furlough business.
Streets. Pfc. Gus De Ridder had theMail
5. East side of Hard Stand at whole Band eagerly awaiting ar- By Pfc. J. J. O'Gara
northeast corner of intersection rival of the photo his Dolgeville
of 10th Street and Tampa Bay (N.Y.) honey promised him Dear Doc:
Blvd. when it finally came, it turned My fiancee, who is the apple of
The.parking space to be used out to be a picture of Betty my eye, has left me for a sailor.
by his employees will be desig- Grable. If Cpl. Ralph Sudjian, the Should I attempt to win back her
nated by each officer responsible Band Noter's new assistant, were love or forget her entirely?
for civilian personnel sections. No not such an avid movie fan, Gus -Heartbroken Aviator
parking on hard stands or streets might have gotten away with D ear Heartbroken A t
will be allowed, and any violation the hoax. Gus still insists that Forget her. She may be the ap-
will result in the loss of insurance the resemblance is purely coin- ple ofyour eye, but she's rotten
identification. cidental. to the Corps.
+ Dear Doc:
Said a police officer peering The old Army Sergeant and his My daughter worries me-she's
into a car parked on a dark side wife were at the breakfast table. going on eighteen and plays with
road, "I ought to pinch you, sol- Said the Missus, "That new dolls. Do you think she might be
dier." Sergeant and his wife from next a little backward mentally?
Came a feminine voice from door seem very devoted." No -Tampa Matron
the car, "Quit giving him any reply. Only a grunt as the old Dear T. M:
more ideas." Sergeant gurgled his coffee. No. My .uncle is sixty and still
"Every time he goes out he kisses plays house he makes believe
Anna: "I'm so glad you like it, her, and he goes on throwing he's the walls and gets plastered.
dear. Mother says chicken salad kisses all the way down the
and strawberry tarts are the only street. Why don't you do that?" Dear Doc:
things I make correctly." "Me?" snorted the Sarge. "Why, My wife threatens to pack her
Alford: "Which is this, darling?" I don't even know her!" trunks if I don't help her with
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DRZEW FIELD ECHOES
January 15, 1943
Sunday-6:15 :a.m., Chapels No..
2 and 3; 9:00 a.m., Chapels No. 2,
'3 and 5.
' Daily-6:15 a.m., Mon., Wed.,
Fri. and Sat., Chspels No. 2 and
3. 5:30 p.m. Tues. and Thurs..
Chapel No. 2.
Sunday-10(:30 a.m., Chapel No.:'
3:. 11 a.m., Chapels:No. 1; 2, 4and -
5. 10:00 a.m.', Holy .Co:,imninion
(Episcopal)', Chapel-No. 2. : -
-Sunday Evening-7:30, Chapels
No: 1 and 4:
Wednesday--7:30, Chapel No0- 5.
.Friday-8 p.m., Chapel No. 1.
the. housework-even. after a hard
day's KP. What shall I do-?
You should cooperate. ,When
she asks you to help her mop up
the floor, mop up the floor with
You savvy seven years too
much long time for Indian Joe
play on Cornell feetball team and
no gettum letter?
-Indian Joe's Ma
Dear I. J's Ma/
You send him to Yale-that's
long time no "C".
My brother, who has been flat
on his back ever since a steam
roller ran over him, is afraid he
won't get by the Army doctors
next week. Have the standards
been lowered any lately?
-Corp. Bacillus Flinch
No, in fact draft boards have
been tightening up on qualifica-
tions. Only last week they turned
down a blind man because his
Seeing Eye dog had flat feet.
Paging Mr. Ripley
Once upon a time there was a
travelling salesman who pulled
up at a country farm house about
dusk. The farmer's daughter came
out to see what he wanted.
"Any brushes today?" he .asked.
"No thanks," said she. "But
won't you spend the night?
Father isn't home."
"Thank you, no. I've got a lot
more work to do," he said, and
The cadet company was drawn
up in a perfect line. The inspect-
ing officer walked slowly down
the front rank giving each man
a searching glance-then he stop-
ped. "Young man," he said to
the cadet, "you remind me a great
deal of General Grant."
"Rpally, sir?" said the
"'Yes," snapped the officer. "He
didn't shave either."
Many Shows Given
During Week By
Last week the Special Serv
Office presented a good ma
shows in Recreation Building I1
1, which by the end of the we
was nicely fixed and ready
house in comfort either a revw
a play, or a concert. The seat
capacity is large, the view of t
Stage is good from all parts
the auditorium, and the acoustic
are excellent -so that the use
the .microphone in this build
Slittnly necessary to those.perfe
st. ;s whose experience-has be
limited to radio. Men-have- h
difficulty in finding-:this- build
.. but lately, since the Special. Ser
ice Office has been giving it mo
notice, audiences have increasE
Enthusiastic-reaction of the m
is proof that they enjoy the sho
tremendously in this new loc
On. Monday evening, Dan
Sheehan brought iis some fi
dancing acts which comprise
most of the show..Floyd Winte
brought singers to. support the
The combination of. these dance
and singers resulted in
thoroughly entertaining evening
On the following night, the Arn
Air Force Band gave a beautil
performance as fine as any th
this humble listener has ev
heard a band give. It played
variety of serious and popul
music with equal effectivene
Cpl. John Hession sang two nut
bers with the band and disti
guished himself in both.
On Wednesday night, there w
a soldier show in which the
were many good acts. Hare
Waldridge, Joseph Kennelly a:
John Mader performed a par
cularly amusing sketch of thi
own writing. Adelbert Pur
played his violin brilliantly wit
out accompaniment. On Thursd
night, under supervision of "T
Defense Recreation CommitteE
Miss Merle Holloway sent us
fine .show that was excellent
every detail. Olive Beebe sa
with great feeling and char
Miss Mabel Auginbaugh play
the piano with rare skill and w
a delight to hear.
On Friday night, under the s
pervision of Lt. Trout, Cpl.
Marr, produced a soldier she
and acted in it himself. The resi
was so successful that he w
asked to present another perform
ance on Friday of this wek.
Last week there were shows fi
nights of the week in Recreati
Building No. 1. This week
hope to have one there sev
nights of the week.
Hey, Gang, Listen
To the Music
Hey, fellas gather rou
over here for a minute, will yo
Listen, we have something ri
down your main street. We ha
a fellow in the Special Serv
Office who is well known for I
.en:ic ability. He was director
1leleic for a great big outfit
the middle west, and I don't me
a meat packing concern. His nar
is Purga and he is formi
an Orchestra to beat all Orch
tras. If you know what the scc
is and really have had expe
ence with music and instrume:
Come down to the Special Se.
ice Office Thursday evening 1
tween 7 o'clock and 8 o'clock a
speak to Pvt. Purga. He has a
of swell ideas and he knows h
to do the job. All he needs is t
material, and that means you.
you play an instrument .
crying out loud, come on ov
Special Service Office 2d a
B Avenue Thursday even
between 7 and 8.
What!! No Talent?
Where -are all the artists, or
"would be- artists" who want
to do some painting or draw-
ing in their free time? We are
+tfy- .ti me classesry in these p
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Birth of a Glee Club
All men who are interested
in forming a Glee club and
singing with it are urged to
submit their names to the Spe-
cial Service Office. There is a
club forming and it will be a
swell opportunity to get to-
gether with others interested
in music and singing. So let
us know about you by getting
your name in.
--_' p N
subjects .very soon and want Hi, soldier! Better tune in your
to get all the men interested radio 'cause here we go again.
ice to come in and get acquainted. Your announcer would like to
ny We will have materials for you take tb-is opportunity to thank
No. to work with, so it will cost one of the Flying Lts. here at
ek you nothing at all to draw and Drew for making possible the un-
to paint. Come out of hiding and usual radio skit heard on last
ue, drop into the Special Service Friday's broadcast of the Drew
ng Office and see Lt. Sarkin. Field Star Parade. I must confess
he that your announcer was in a bit
of of a quandary about a subject of
.of I1 's-n he Way However, that was prior to meet-
ng ing one of the flying officers here
r- 'Hullaballoo From Drew' at Drew.
A roar from the sky directly
en "Hullaballoo from Drew" ... overhead brought yours truly up
ad for you from Drew all with a start. Here was real action!
ng of which is very bad newspaper Certainly the type of action every
re work, but on the other hand she soldier at the field would be in-
ed. wears a silken glove. And, gentle- terested in. And right at my side
en men, if you don't think that there stood an officer, wearing the
ws will be silk, and stuff in Hulla- wings of a flyer. Discussion of the
a- balloo come around. Th.e thing P-39's speed in flight brought
is well on its way to completion, forth a story packed with human
ny and it won't be long now until interest and drama. One question
ne the rehearsals, and the costumes, led to another and before you
-ed and the music, and the peanuts could "trim your tabs" we had
ers and popcorn will be ready too. the basis for our narrative en-
m. Hullabaloo from Drew by men titled: "Solo In The P-39."
ers of Drew for the other men of The sound library at WFLA
a Drew, is really going to be some- was literally turned upside down
ng. thing. Original music for the pro- in order to depict the necessary
my duction is being orchestrated and sounds of the 'line' and flight at
ful arranged by a guy named Bud Drew. The only comment from
iat Estes. He was good enuf for T. the sound engineer at the radio
,er Dorsey, so we think we'll keep station was, "If I only had six
a 'im. The skits and comedy rou- more hands, the Drew Field Star
lar tines will be staged by some lads Parade would be a cinch. All of
ss. from the theatre, We have all which leads me to extend, once
n- sorts of talent all professional again, an invitation to you all to
in- and we are using all that we attend these interesting Army
can get. This whole affair is going Radio shows. Become a part of
-as to be one of the biggest (and I your particular outfit 'ON THE
.re really mean BIG) soldier produc- AIR.'
,ld tions since This Is The Army. Flash! Miss Lucy Monroe, star
nd A lot of youse guys out there of the NBC network radio show,
ti- don't know what we have in the Manhatt an Merry-Go-Round,
eir line of talent here at the field. comes to our Drew Field Star
ga There is a lot of it, and awful lot Parade broadcast Friday, January
h- of that is real famous stuff. Guys 29, 1943 9:00 to 9:30 p.m. The
ay like Purga Crane Waldridge radio show is just a portion of
he Names back in the big City the huge evenings entertainment
a," Names down here. being planned by the Special
a Keep your eyes and ears open Service Office. A singing contest
in for the opening date. It'll be right conducted by Miss Monroe will
ng here at Drew then away we highlight the evenings gay time
m. go on the road. So be sure with the winner receiving a val-
ed you see it 'Cause if you don't, uable award in the form of the
vas somebody else will. I'm not tellin' all important War Bonds. To keep
ya to come Understand that posted on audition dates and
u- I'm merely telling you that you'll other information concerning this
La be darned sorry if you miss it. gala evening, listen to the follow-
ow It's going to be soon, so keep an ing radio programs and attend
ult evening open, gang, and we'll let the nightly entertainment fea-
'as you know. tures at the Recreation Building
m- Here it is-I told you so-just on 1st street between K and L.
verified--Friday and Saturday Incidentally, that's a good build-
ve evenings, January 22 and 23. No ing to remember, fellas-drop in
on excuses now-we'll do it-you see any evening and see for your-
we it! ..
Groceries Tobacco Candy,
Whiting and Jefferson Streets
To the soldier who is afraid
that his pal will take his girl
while he is away:
"Listen, soldier, there really
isn't anything to worry about. If
Uncle Sam. wants your pal, he
will be on his way to camp very
shortly. If the Army doesn't want
him, then neither will your girl."
"I've been misbehaving and my
conscience is bothering me, Doc-
"I see, and since I'm a psychia-
trist you want something to
strengthen your willpower."
"No, something to weaken my
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the future of the American way
of life by investing in War Bonds
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selves. Dance. Tme combinea u u
Since schedule is necessary for Clubs of Tampa present another
almost everything here's your of their dances.
Army Radio schedule, with call Tuesday-8:00 p.m.
letters and frequency listings: Recorded symphony concert.
WFLA (970) Daily, Monday Wednesday-8:00 p.m.
through Sat. 7:05 to 7:25 a.m., Dance by Business Girls of
Drew Field Reveille. Tampa.
WFLA (970) Tuesday, 6:30 to Thursday-8:00 p.m.
6:45 p. m., Drew Field Squadron- Bingo night.
aires. RECREATION BLDG. No. 1
WDAE (1250) Thursday, 8:35 to RECREATION BLDG. o.
8:55 p.m., Rookie Roys Scrap- Friday-8:20 p. m.
book. Cpl LaMarr presents a soldier
WFLA (970) Friday, 9:00 to revue with original sketches,
9:30 p.m., Drew Field Star Pa- songs and dances.
rade. Saturday-8:00 p. m.
Keep Tuned to your Army. Soldier concert, presenting a
Signing Off. new Drew Field orchestra.
World Traveler Open.
Will Show Films Monday-8:20 p. m.
Dr. Wilson and Band bring a
At Tampa USO fine concert from Tampa Uni-
versity by courtesy of \Dr.
Oran McCormick, world tra- Mooney.
veler and author of the book Tuesday-8:20 p. m.
"The World, as Oran McCormick Defense Recreation Variety
Saw It," is on a lecture tour for Show.
the service men of Florida. He Wednesday-8:20 p.m.
will entertain at the USO Club, Danny Sheehan brings his
located at 601 Twiggs St., Tampa, young dancers and singers.
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and Thursday-8:20 p.m.
17, at 8:15 p. m. The program will First presentation of "Hulla-
consist of a two-hour showing of baloo from Drew."
colored movies taken during his
1938 trip around the world.
Films will include scenes from Post Exchange No. 4 was
Rio de Janeiro, South Africa, opened at North 2nd Street
India, Malaya, Philippine Islands and N" Avenue, January 14,
(with scenes of Gen. Douglas Mc- 1943. This Post Exchange willy of
Arthur and native troops), South carry a limited supply of
Pacific Islands, Australia, Hono- equipment until such time as
lulu and various other stops on the building is fully completed.
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ON THE BALL
By CPL. R. C. T. PEARMAN
It seems that Lt. May, our Com-
manding Officer, has started a
one man campaign to get things
organized around these parts. He
has the new basketball court well
on its way to being the bast on
the Base. He has his mind set on
getting some heavy soil for the
floor of the court. If there is any
to be had, he will get it, you may
be sure of that.
He isn't satisfied with the pre-
sent day-room or PX arrange-
ment, so there will be some
changes made (but quick). He
has obtained possession of build-
ing 2485, and when he gets
through with it here is how it
will look: A new and larger PX
will greet you as you enter the
building. As you continue to the
rear, you will find a day-room
large enough to accommodate the
59th fellows as well as ourselves.
It will be the ideal place to enter-
tain your friends when they come
visiting.. (See what I mean,
Featherstone?) There will, of
course, be additional furniture
and games. I am told that we
have enough money in the com-
pany fund to buy another pool
table or a ping-pong set. As soon
as we make up our minds Lt. May
will find a place to get what we
want, so let's go.
Fellows, in reading this column
I don't want you to get the idea
that everything is running
smoothly in good old 911. As a
matter-of-fact, life has suddenly
become very complicated. Did
you know that there is a bloody
battle going on between a certain
substitute bugler and his bugle.
So far the bugle has won every
fall. Know what happened the
other morning? The darn thing
froze up and absolutely refused
to work. So instead of reveille we
had a certain sub bugler dashing
about in his shorts bellowing
"GET UP, GET UP."
The reason why Lt. Curley
looks so good on the basketball
court is because he has been play-
ing in fast competition most of
his life. He starred at Fordham
Prep and again at Fordham Uni-
versity. After that he played
semi-pro and pro ball in compe-
tition with such teams as The
Renaissance, NY Celtics and other
teams of that caliber. With a
background like that, who would
not look good? What a boost it's
going to be to our team when he
takes over the coaching job.
That was a heck of a fine show
the USO put on for us. That girl
who danced held the whole darn-
ed camp in the palm of her hand.
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DOTS AND DASHES pected.
DOTS AND DASHES Did you ever see Sgt. Snow
working? He was the anchor-man
By SGT. E. S. PERRY of the personal section tug-of-war
By the time this is printed, ye team as they dragged, shoved,
editor hopes to be looking them pushed, and pulled their furniture
editor hopes to be looking the the old Finance Bldg. with
over on the great white way of to the old F.A hen ging legal
little old New York. Going in Benjie (D.A.) Cohen giving legal
opposite directions (even to Min-advice on consequences of dam-
nesota) are Tobias, Burgess, age, neglect and Reports of Sur-
Squires, Knott, Kaspar, Tucker, vey.
Parks, Bell, Henson, and Wissert. CSgt. Hackett, Sgt. Brosnan,
Tip: lots of lonely gals left be-.Corp. Gallagher, and Pfc. Plan-
Tip: lots of lonely gals left ben isek were the cheer leaders dur-
"Count" Larotondo had a lot ing the entire fray.
of trouble playing leap frog dur- What with publications now
ing the calisthenics period. Say, next to Public Relations, the old
ing the calisthenics period. Say, mix-up is now worse than ever.
did you see O'Brien doing the P. R. O. is slowly going nuts ex-
elephant walk? P.. 0. is slowly going nuts ex-
The Mess Hall is now crowded plaining to the dog-faces that
with such personages as Griner, there is a slight difference.
Pupo, Hawkins, Feldman, etc. At Overheard on a crowded street
breakfast since the "get out and car:
stay out" edict went into effect. "I hear Baggett goes to the dog
stay out" edict went mnto effect. races every night."
Tuesday's hike was sure a me- "Yeh? Which race does he run
morale stroll. Now that schoolch ce does he run
is over for most men. It gave in?"Have you ever noticed how the
them a good workout. Wearing Have you ever noticed how the
that gas mask has its points; a Photo Lab treats the erstwhile
hangover won't show through. editors of this greasy rag? When-
Sgt. Roark heard that the S~alva- ever the Echoes boys appear, the
tion Army saves bad wohen and lab boys go into a song and
hurried to the phone and asked dance, disappear amid groans and
them to save one for him. The grunts and cover their faces to
them to save one fo him. avoid the Awful sight. They've
rumor has it, that at Daytona eve nicknamed them Ptomaeye
Beach, where is a WAAC Camp, even nicknamed them Ptomaine
they use WAAC MP's; result-all mmerman-ad PestSolomon.
the men try to be picked up. Sgts. Speller, Smith, Hook lead
Geyser now has a stiff neck, the razz-crew. Our feelings is
too. One of these nights if you hurt, boys.
hear a wild cry, it's probably
Tobias taking another snort back 1st Reporting Co.
in Kansas. AS
The basketball team wishes to 564th Sig. AW Bn. Sep.
extend through this column its By Sgt. J. B. Harris
appreciation of the splendid job
of coaching he he has done in so In the Spring a young man's
short a time-Thanks a million to fancy turns to thoughts of love
Lt. Cantwell. See you all later. (end of quote). These are words
of wisdom but in the case of our
1st Rept. Co., it's a bit pi-emature
34th FLUNK- PS However, being as how Cali7S',
31thI FLUN .U. yP nians and Yankees are in the
jority, we consider the source
(Because of the great demand accept the fact. It first took pMe
of the time of John J. O'Gara by in the form of Sgt. Charles 1 "
the Army, this week's column is Donald making goo-goo eyes at.;a
written by the great and well- 6-foot-3-inch WAAC. It was ratfl
known writer, Anon E. Muss.) er short at that, wasn't it, Sgt'?'.
The moving of the various of- And congratulations to Pfc.:
fices from the Base Headquar- Marshall Bowen, who has bee,,
ters brings to mind some of the suffering the last six months froii
outstanding sights that occurred: a case of Dan Cupiditus, so 'lae
M/Sgt. Ross, majordomo and broke down and took the cure.,
receptionist from Adm. Insp. Of- The -Don Juan of N.C. has re-,
fice, trying to find a place to turned after giving the girls of'
roost. They only moved from Hq N. C. a break. We're sure Ybor
to 6th and B Street, back to Hq., is glad to have you back, Sgi
rearranged the furniture and then Prince.
moved to their new location op- And our Lt. Rien has taken it
posite the Day Room. Sgt. Ross'supon himself to further our Good,
FRANK RUTA- .....,
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OPENS HIS OWN PLACE
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Neighbor Policy, a La Hillsbor
Senorita! Is Pfc Bruce working
himself into shape for the obsta
cle course by tripping the ligh
fantastic with 200 lbs. of "Honey
bunch" from Tampa. Have yoi
heard of S. Sgt. Haskell, the here
of Bataan, and his latest adven
tures? If he won't tell you, wE
will. Yes, Spring weather ha;
touched most everyone. Why
even Cpl Flood's finger nails were
too, too divine the other day.
May we toss a big bouquet ii
the direction of Lt. Madden? We
have never seen a.better Maste:
of Ceremonies. He picked up thE
party and put it on a level o:
perfection, what with a touch o
his Irish humor and a natural
gift of gab. Wonder if the cook:
enjoyed that good meal; maybE
it'll be a lesson to them. Didn'
Lt. Hirt surprise us with hi:
Merry Melody. Nelson Eddy hac
better look to his laurels.
Did you know that we havE
distinguished ourselves by having
four of our Lt's at Bn Hqs. We
understand Lf. Ryshkus is doing
a fine job as most Penn. Dutcl
do, and Lt. Gottlieb, too, who's
assistant adjt. and, believe us
that's something and Lt. Gottliel
is our idea of the something cap.
able of filling as an important
job as he has.
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A booklet that may be expect
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died; of thousands of men in the
Arnm:. has recently been issued by
'the War Department. It is the new
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Sby the Special Services Division
With its listing of more thar
500 correspondence courses nou
available to all enlisted men, i
opens up vast new opportunities
.for the soldier whose education
was interrupted by the war anc
'for the man who is ambitious to
:improve himself. It is going, to in
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.the Army, but also in private life
-:after the war.
All of the questions likely t(
be asked about the Institute are
fully answered in this catalog
-Clearly defined are the purposes
;.advantages and operations of the
'school and the book explains how
an enlisted man may enroll foi
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4that,,A is a comprehensive guide
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with credits; qualify for a better
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All enlisted men with at leasl
four months' service are eligible
They have a choice of two plans
:any one- of 64 courses offered by
!the Army Institute for only two
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are offered by 76 outstanding col-
leges and universities, with the
Government paying half the cost.
up to 20 dollars. The man him-
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'wants to spend studying. And an
important feature of the course
as that lessons are not interrupted
if the man is sent overseas.. The
'.Certificate of Proficiency for suc-
icess-ul completion of Army Insti-
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coursess cover business, technical,
mechanical, industrial,, liberal
arts.and engineering subjects and
range from accounting and avia-
tion. to trigonometry and weld-
'Joe (Don) Kennelly,
Now Radio Operator
S By PVT. SAUL. BETENS
"ve been bucking for this long
lenoigh," exclaimed Pvt. Joe
(Don) Kennelly, internationally
Famous buck and wing star, on
driving at Drew Field, Florida,
".and all I can say is that it's about
time!" Ever since he's been in
,he service, Joe has been anxious
to get into active combat.
.Joe's first break came almost
.0 years ago. When given a minor
pari' in Ziegfeld's "Kid 'Boots,"
Kerinelly practically brought the
house down. Since then, he sky-
rocketed to theater fame, appear-
ing with Jack Benny, Will Ma-
honey, Faith Bacon, and Patsy
iKelly in Earl Carroll's Vanities
of '30, '31 and '32. For the past
fev. years, and at the time he
left Hollywood to join the armed
forces, Joe was producing and di-
recting Monarco Productions,
working alongside of Lt. Col.
James Roosevelt, then president
of that film organization.
SKennelly has developed into an
'excellent radio operator in his
U enit. 'important aid in perfect-
ing 1 ability, says Joe, is his
instinct ive capacity for rhythm
and co-ordination two vital
qualities in attaining speed in
sending and receiving radio mes-
I Following a trying day of mili-
tary training, you'll find Joe en-
tertainine his buddies. During his
knonths of Army processing, Ken-
nelly has produced, directed and
played in many musical shows.
And all this, in his few spare
houis each day. At present, Joe
is rehearsing in Drew Field's new
musical, "Hullaballoo from Drew."
t' "I think Army life is swell!"
chirped up Joe, on inquiry. "So
far I've gained eight pounds in
weight; and feel 10 years young-
And he looks it.
ANTI- AIRCRAFT FIRE on
Guadalcanal has shot down
more planes than similar guns
anywhere else in the world
save, perhaps, Malta. The outfit
Primarily responsible for this
remarkable record moved into
the: Solomons with several
years' training and with service
pn Midway Island and at Pearl
[iHarbor. (NY Times)
SIGNAL HQ. & HQ. CO.
By Pfc. Longman & Pfc. Swartz
Although this Christmas was
not white, it was .beautiful. The
e man with the chin spinach came
Y down the drain pipe to leave a
SRadio pronograph, over stuffed
i furniture, rugs, and all sorts of
L "goodies" for our day room.
SXmas was s spent cracking nuts
and nursing heads that felt they
t were about to crack.
s To those who have recently
n left this company to wrestle the
i fuzz head or drink tea on the
o Guiza, we wish the very best.
-Thumb up-stiff upper plate-
1 three shorts, one long,-c'est for-
Stune de guerre. They Sgt. Polk,
Cpl. Ralston, Cpl. Coffman, Pfc.
Potts, Pvt. Ogilvie (a fine Kana
performer) leave us to join the
Congratulations are in order to
1st Sgt. Gantz, who recently was
Sthe recipient of an amazing phe-
r nomena. He became a father. So
1 now at the Gantz household it's
e the patter of tiny feet, goo-goo,
a dada, and everything is beans and
s catsup. We announce with pride
e that the father is doing well.
Crowns, pounds and guineas to
K Sgts. Ralph E. Park, Wilmer G.
r Boykin, John Lewak, Donald M.
Dille, David H. Culpepper, Suh,
t and also a coronet to PFC Long-
Sman for the acquisition of that
: single chevron, which in itself
proves that the age of miracles
Now we ask for everyone's co-
s operation. Pvt. Joe Morelli's pride
and joy and the outfit's very spe-
cial pet, 4-month-old "Rusty," the
Brightest and cutest little pooch
in these here parts is mysteriously
missing. His identification is on
his tag, along with a nifty harness
he is wearing. To the one who
Returns "Rusty" will go our sin-
We announce with regret the
death of Cpl..Melvin L. Casper,
esteemed member of this com-
pany. While home on furlough,
he was taken ill. Cpl. Casper un-
derwent. an operation but never
recovered. In his passing we lose
a dear friend, stout fellow, good
59th AVIATION SQ. (SEP.)
By PFC. J. J. MITCHEL
Fellows, your correspondent
will be on furlough next week
and will be substituted by the
inevitable Sgt. James C. Gray.
Typing school is ending today
(Friday) and the following fel-
lows are looking forward to re-
ceiving Diplomas: S/Sgt. Adams,
Cpl. Baisden, Pvt. Dunham and
The CO is back at the "White
Oak Desk" looking over .the rim
of his. specs after spending ten
days in his home town of Eliza-
beth, N.J. .. FLASH Cpl.
Carriere returned from furlough
this week also, slightly indis-
posed. All the boys are wonder-
ing what is the matter. Is it that
he had too much fun? Congratula-
tions to Sgt. Henderson on the pro-
motion to S/Sgt. and Pvt. Fi'ank
Stephens to the grade of T/5th
.. Yes, we all are proud of
them. Stephens, especially, for
possible for him to keep some
cigarettes in the future.
The case of the one and only
"Hep Cat" (William A. Norris) is
an important one. He insist on
being called "Dr. Wizzard." Pfc.
James E. Nedd, another orderly,
is wild about concentrated field
ration D Tablets. The reason he
is so plump these late days.
I must congratulate the USO
Camp Shows Inc. for an excellent
performance that was giving us
on the- night of January llth.
They are some showmen, but we
are going to be better with the
well blended voices of our male
Glee Club in "Hullabloo from
Drew" ... You should hear those
guys chime out every evening
under the direction of the very
talented musicians, Sgt. Gray
and Sgt. Downing, of the Quarter-
I know most of you guys have
been watching those thrilling
basketball games every afternoon
between the "Fighting 59th and
"The Eating Quartermasters. ..
High point man was your corres-
NOTE: Have you noticed the
way all the boys are going to
church these late days? Is it
a New Year's resolution? I
don't think it is because most of
the saloons are restricted to sol-
HQS. CO., REPORTING BN.
503rd SIGNAL REGIMENT
By SGT. LESTER SHEAR
Last week First Sgt. Miller,
Sgt. Quinn and a few other boys
were invited to an informal par-
ty in Seminole Heights. They
must have had a swell time be-
cause they're still talking about
T/5 Ravioli is on his own
again. His extra mail orderlies
are back on company duty. T/4
Joe Weinbren has a new nick-
name. Nobby! Guess why?
When Mr. Schooler, formerly
tech sergeant, turned his bed
back to supply, he neglected to
take off the adhesive tape bear-
ing his name. The bed was issued
again to a new member of the
company, who was slightly messy
about making up the cot one
morning. When the inspecting of-
ficer came around, he took down
the name on the adhesive tape.
And that's how Mr. Schooler
found his name on the gig list.
T/Sgt. Kirby has at last found
a cozy nook to live.in. In the near
-future his fiancee is coming
down and another perfectly good
:bachelor will bite the dust.
The inimitable T/Sgt. Victor
J. A. has come into the limelight
again. He is the recipient of a
beautiful ring from some gor-
geous creature in town. Is it just
Shops. Frankly, we don't blame
him. The way things have been
shaping up over at B.E.S., we
think both he and Lt. Ford de-
serve some real applause. BRONX
CHEERS to those people who in-
variably insist on being "sixty-
minute orators" every time they
get a telephone near their con-
stantly moving tongues. It might
be a good idea to ration some of
the GAS that passes over our
Marvin Gootrad, of shipping
and receiving, better known as
"Sloppy Joe," finally convinced
someone that he's important
enough to rate a private office.
He gripes until he gets an office,
and he. gripes at the noise the
carpenters make while building
it. Says he'll be glad when it's
completed. So will we!
Foreman letters of introduction
were introduced to 26th Sub-
Depot Supply office subordinates
the other day by one of our up-
and-coming civilian employees,
one who has been here a short
time, and who has advanced very
rapidly. Be sure, Little Beavers,
that you comply with the letters.
It's a boy for proud papa, SAM
ESCO. Congratulations, old man.
Where are the cigars?
HQ. & HQ. SQ.
III FIGHTER COMMAND
By PFC.. ALVIN M. AMSTER
Who says our armed forces Congratulations to Lt. and
don't cooperate? We have in the Mrs. Levy upon the arrival of
company two young boys study- little Susan Vida on New Year's
ing radio. They are not like the day. The lieutenant still insists
rest of the G.I.s They are Marine Sue was the first baby born in
Sgts. E. R. Lauck and Frank Mul- 1943 in Tampa proper.
vey. Best-Saying-of the Week De-
Yes, that wreck is S/Sgt. Gon- apartment: From Cpl. Joe "Red"
tarsky. He is recuperating from a Hresko, "I'm saving this calendar
furlough. T/Sgt. Pendley is some so that if I'm marooned on a des-
killer-diller with the women (be- eit island, I'll know what day to
lieve it or not).. While on fur- go out for exercises."
lough he is reported to have re- The squadron extends its deep-
ceived no less than four loving est sympathy to Pvt. Jackson.
postcards from gals in town. And Page, whose father recently
I thought he was a quiet soul. passed away.
Sgt. Henny West is a lonely Pfc. Walter Dorwart left Tues-
man since a certain person left day on furlough. January 23 is
Tampa. East is east but West is the day he and Miss Katherine
not the same. Kachmar, of Stratford, Conn.,
We have a new type of techni- say, "We do."
cian in our midst. Bartender Hot Dots
first class. Cpl. Lewis Levin Thanks to Sgt. Harry Lampert,
earned this: new classification of A-2 for the SEA BREEZES
New Year's Eve when he just sign Aiken burns for Hedy
stepped in and handled the job. Lamarr "Mile-a-Minute" Bar-
But it has been said that nobody tels, the nervous bundle of walk-
in the company had a hangover ing energy "Charlie" Taylor
during the holidays. But some received a package of cookies
sho' nuff had a headache. from an unknown West Tampa
-- admirer Maj. Fisackerly and
Su s Surgeons' wings ... Betsy Wilson
has a pair of modernistic wings
At first it was: "Jones and Mc- from an admirer.
Intyre"-then it became "McIn- Sgts. Wahl, Kollar and Joyner
tyre and Jones"-now its "Jones, help to keep the Coliseum going
McIntyre and Jones." That girl these nights Joe Commer-
must really like the name of ford's special delight is squash-
JONES. ing potatoes with Wood's help.
26th Sub'-Depot Supply is Latshaw, former A-4 major
mourning the loss of Mrs. Nana domo, is at flying cadet school.
Chatham, who was the very ef- Belated Congratulations
ficient Supervisor of General To Sgt. George Salmon upon
Files. But our tears are drying his recent marriage; to Al Shaw
fast-Betty Giaquinto has taken for his new mustache; and to
over. Congratulations, Betty. Ray Joffrion who celebrated his
we're sure you're doing a' swell 21st birthday Jan. 12 ... Eldon
job. Guidry received his third stripe.
Guess who reported .for work Wh.o doctored Dr Brown's
Monday, the 4th-a gal we've and Prof. Rarus' sandwiches with
wanted to see come back home those chopped-up rubber bands?
for a long time-Mrs. Edna Linn. Mr. Wolf, of A-4, brings de-
Hi, 'Sweetie,' are you as glad to lidious oranges to work .... Gos-
be back as we are to have you? selin passed out four boxes of
THREE CHEERS to Dick Rook- seegars on his promotion to first
er, who is acting like a big kid sergeant. How about giving
lately; he's so enthused over the us the nicknames of some of our
progress of his new Engineering boys?
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Pe- 8DREW FIELD E iOS January 15, 1-943-
Drew Wins Over
Tampa U., 44-34;
Tied in Loop Lead
By PFC. DELWIN BAGGETT
Drew Field's No. 1 basketball
team ran its winning streak to
seven straight games in defeating
Tampa U., 44-34, in a league con-
test Tuesday night. In their three
league games, Drew has won, and
is tied with MacDill Field for the.
Turning in a sterling perform-
ance for the night was the dimin-
utive "Butch" Fowler, of Drew,
who hit the basket for 17 points,
cracking eight field goals and one
foul shot for high scorer of the
Tampa U. grabbed a 2-0 lead
after the first minute and a half
of play on a basket by Poole.
Drew came right back and tied
the' score at 2-all with Haskin
dropping one. In quick succes-
sion, the soldiers scored three bas-
kets to go out in front, 8-2. Tampa
U. closed the gap to 11-9 as the
first quarter ended.
The second period was a see-
saw affair with the collegians
managing to stay within striking
distance of the soldiers. Drew held
a margin. of four points at the
On two quick goals and a foul,
as the third quarter opened, Tam-
pa U. took the lead for the sec-
ond time of the night. The lead
was short-lived, as Fowler sent a
one-hand shot through the hoop
to put the soldiers out in front,
where they remained during the
rest of the game. Drew led, 30-26,
at the end of the third quarter.
Drew scored 14 points during
the last quarter while their op-
ponents were gathering eight.
Fowler, of Drew, accounted for
10 of these points.
Lt. Colley used 10 men during
the game in stopping the fast-
breaking Spartans' offense.
Bunnell and Webster turned in
fine defensive games for the sol-
Drew (44)-Haskin (9), Derkas,
.Sitarz (3), Schendel, Webster (2),
Messing (2), Bunnell (3), Bixby
(8), Fowler (17), Sherman.
Tampa U. (34)-Poole (14), B.
Poage (12, Sadler (4), J. Poage
(3),-Munson, Hill (1).
MAJ. GEN. GEORGE, chief of
the U. S. Air Transport Com-
mand, said that Marshall Rom-
rmel's offensive last June, when
he drove the British to El Ala-
mein, would have been disas-
trous for the United Nations if
American cargo planes had not
brought tons of anti-tank shells
to Cairo at the critical hour.
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503rd Five Beats 566th
Wednesday evening, January
6th, the 503rd Signal AW. Regi-
ment's Basketball team ran up
against a strong opponent in the
566th.'s five. This is the first of a
series of intra-field tournament
to be held in either gym No. 1
or No. 2. The action was brisk and
tricky, and when it was all over
one of the boys was heard to re-
mark it was the fastest game he
had ever seen. The 503rd's first
team consisted of Ackman, Tilli-
son, Schwender, Orysh and Flis,
and the second team of Scott,
Friedman, McLoughlin, Brown
All of the boys played basket-
ball in civilian life, and the game
was won by the 503rd team who
:onred 36 points against the
566th's 12. Boys of both organiza-
tions were present to watch the
ame and in the future more and
more are expected to come. There
are plenty of seats for all and a
oood game to watch. Come out
and enjoy yourself!
VJUNITIONS PRODUCTION INDEX
INDEX DOATA. WAR PdODUCTION NBOA .
MUNITIONS: SHiS. PLANES, __
ITANS. GUNS. AMUNITiON
400-- AD ALL FIELD EQUIPMENT
'40 1341 1342
SPing Pong (hamp
Of Ohio Plays at
Drew Field Defeats An Ohio ping pong champion
Slor seven years and a former pro-
o u rS fessional baseball player, Pfc.
Vaso Shipbuilders Frank C. Roney, Jr., 37, of Lima,
S co Army how to slam out winning
points against the Axis in the
bigger game of war.
Drew Field's varsity basketball Pfc. Roney played professional
team defeated Tasco Shipbuild- baseball in the Ohio State and
ers, 42-29, for their second straight Central leagues. Later he worked
win in the Tampa City league for the Lima YMCA, managing
It was the sixth straight victory their bowling alleys. In the Lima
of the season for the No. 1 team. YMCA he took up table tennis.
The soldiers held a 10-7 advant- Soon he became enough of an ex-
age at the end of the first quarter, pert at the game to become the
but trailed 19-12 at the half. Lima and Ohio YMCA titleholder'
Gaskell Stars for seven years and the Northern
Ccorse Gaskell. high scorer for Ohio title ever since it was cre-
the team again led his mates with ated. He achieved his ping pong
18 points for the night. He man- skill under the tutelage of Mar-
aged the only two points for Drew tin Aronson, of New York City,
in the second quarter. who has taught some of the best
Tasco outplayed the Army five players in the East.
through the first three quarters Before entering the Army on
but in the final period Drew came July 7, 1942, at Toledo, Ohio, he
to life to score 16 points to edge was working on generators for
out the Shipbuilders. Gaskell ac- the Westinghouse Electric Com-
counted for nine of the points in pany. He was stationed at many
this quarter. Army, posts before coming. to
Webster was second high scorer Drew Field on October. 1, 1942,.
for. Drew with six field goals for where-he is a member of a signal
a total of 12 points and right be-company. While busily occupied
hind him was Fowler with nine. in his outfit's motor transport
Playing a bang up game on de- school, he whiles away many of
fense was Cassady who turned his of-duty hours at the ping
into a ball of fine in holding pong tables in the Service Club.
Tasco's leading scorer, Straus
scoreless in the last quarter. Safeguard your own future and
Safeguard your own future and
Score and lineups: the future of the American way
Drew (42) Tasco (29) of life by investing in War Bonds
Sitarz (1) Alchediak (2) and Stamps.
Fowler (8) Straus (7)
Total 42 Total 29
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