Title: Drew Field echoes
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00076231/00048
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Title: Drew Field echoes
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Post Exchange
Place of Publication: Tampa Fla
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Drew Field Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Tampa (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough -- Tampa -- Drew Army Airfield
Coordinates: 27.975556 x -82.533333 ( Place of Publication )
General Note: "Published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 39 (Dec. 2, 1943).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076231
Volume ID: VID00048
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 24622561
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V L 1 O P i I F F


Major Frederick K. Bull, a
former hockey star for the Mas-
sachusetts State College, was re-
cently promoted from captain
.Major Bull is the Base Personnel
Upon graduating from the Mas-
sachusctts State College with a
B.S. degree in Bacteriology and
Physiology, Major Bull was com-
missioned a second lieutenant in
the reserve officers corps. He was
promoted to first lieutenant on
July 7, 1939, and on August 11,
1941, he reported for active duty
at Drew Field. On March 15, 1942,
he was promoted to captain, and
on January 20, 1943, -became a
Hockey Star
While in college, Major Bull
played for three years, on the
varsity hockey team. He is a
member of the Kappa Sigma Fra-
ternity. In civilian life he was em-
ployed in the home office of the

Spare Parts M

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Mrs. Harry F. Bunzi, -wife of
vcrstening the Vic, Junior (name-
in -qof the boa :off Gandy bridge


I im
at.a sp
pdr hot
the wa
period .I

Crash Boat i
Christened Vic, Jr.

timing across Tampa Bay
)eed in excess of 45 miles!
ur, Vie, Junior, (newest ad-.
to Drew Field's fleet of
boats) is destined to play
roles in rescue work in
terms of Tampa Bay.
tructed at Drew Field of
als salvaged by the Sub-
of Drew and MacDill
Vie, Junior, is a result of
-en;.s extending over a
of five months under su-
cn of Major Harry F..

$1,000 War Bond
Purchased By
Drew Private
Pvt. Isaac Cohen, of Philadel-
phia, Pennsylvania, now serving
with the Aircraft Warning Units
Training Center at Drew Field,
can not be included among those
G.I.'s who say, "I'm doing'my
share. Let the civilians buy the
A few days ago he became the
proud possessor of a thousand-
dollar war bond which he pur-
chased from the Base Finance
Office Although the $750 which
Pvt. Cohen received recently was
not burning a hole in his pocket,
he decided that war bonds would
be the safest and best investment
for it.
After all, he reasoned, even if
he is doing his share as a soldier
for winning the war, this war

George Washington Junior High School Pupils

Raise $80 To Buy Garland Riffle or Army

won't be won by g getting only --- '- -y.v
one ob done when one cando
more. For every war bond bought, .' .. ,
another nail is driven into the
Axis' coffin. SCHOOL KIDS BUY RIFLE FOR ARMY-Ir;l, Tampa, presents $80 to Maj. Glover- E. Tully,
At the time of the bond pur- ma Garcia, president of the school community representing Col. Melvin B. Asp, base command
chase, Pvt. Cohen said, "There senate at George Washington Junior High Schor of Drew Field. The mony will buy a Garand rifle.
are two ways of looking at this
Smatter of buying war bonds. By George Washington Junior check to Major Glover E. Tully, els, dimes and quarters pulled
buying bonds, not only is my High School is now the proud representing Col. Melvin B. Asp, from savings banks, wangled from
money working against the Axis, owner of a Garand rifle that is base commander of Drew Field, parents, obtained in some way
but it is also working for me. It going' to be used to kill some to be used for purchase of a rifle. until in a few days the children
ought to provide a nice little Nazis and Japs. It was the first In a little while the school will had raised the remaining $72.
nest egg when I'll probably need school in Tampa- probably the have the serial number of the gun. Drew Field authorities were so
it the most." first in the United States-to con- The $80 started out with $8 col- impressed by the children's ges-
tribute money for a rifle after elected from the sale of 200 pounds ture that a truck was sent to the
they had read about the offer for of fat. After the youngsters read school to pick up the leaders in
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insur- personal ownership of one of about the offer for personal own- the little campaign, and they
ance Co., Springfield. Uncle Sam's fighting weapons. ership of one of Uncle Sam's were taken on a sightseeing tour
Major Bull, whose home is on Visit Field fighting weapons, they decided to of the air. base. The students
Hall Hill Road, Long Meadow, Last Friday a jubilant group of chip in and buy a gun. evinced keen interest in military
Massachusetts, is the son of Mr. pupils from the school visited Raise Money affairs.
and Mrs. Fred G. Bull, 366 Sum- Drew Field and presented an $80 They pitched in pennies, nick- Accompanying the children
ner Ave., Springfield. He is mar- were Mr. E. E. Jeter. school prin-
ried to the former Margaret cipal, and Mrs. Edith Sconyers,
Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Merry-o- Ron A Fa-Pacd Sh w Tha spsr
Mrs. John T. Campbell. Am fmf-GO-RO~un A- W T The 900 students of George
Washington junior high school
1y t are doing their bit for winning
ake Crash Boat Includes Broah Way Talent, Here Feb. 17 the warin their ways, partici-
pating fully in the War Program
as a school organization and as
"" USO Camp Show's musical country and in Europe. Last sea- individuals.
comedy revue, "Merry Go son they were one of the big hits "For your information," writes
Round," opens in RB No.l, Drew of Ed Wynn's 'Broadway show, E. E. Jeter. school principal, in a
S.. Field at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17, 1943. "Laugh, Town, Laugh." letter to Col. Asp, "the pupils of
S. Produced in New York, the Arthur and Morton Havel are this school who are mostly of
S" "' show is fast-paced, sparkling, and comedians who lay claim to hav- Spanish and Italian descent have
"' includes headline talent from the ing composed every song ever to invested over $4,000 in stamps
-,. Broadway big-time, come out of Tin Pan Alley and and bonds to date."
For ten years before the war, who modestly call themselves the Letter to the President
S Sylvia and Clemence, two female only and only "Popular and Old-- The student body sent a mes-
zanies, had been wowing theater- Time Song Writers" of this, or sage to the President of the
goers in Europe, Australia and any, age. United States through the Drew
America with their mad acrobatic Women-Oh, Boy! Field Public Relations Office. It
Satics. Fans of such name bands A young lovely, Dorothy Simms, follows:
as Jimmy Dorsey, Shep Fields, completes the cast of "Merry-Go- We are not old enough to take
Ted Weems, Clyde McCoy, Ted Round." T he pulchritudinous an active part at the fighting
.Fio Rito, Orrin Tucker, may have Dorothy is a sweet-and-swing front in the struggle raging for
caught Sylvia & Clemence's hi- songstress whose voice has preservation of the principles
.- various act, for the girls were fea- charmed the patrons of such of Liberty and Justice uoon
tured with these and numerous swank spots as New York's Rain- which our nation is founded.
S other bands on coast- to coast bow Room and the Essex House, but we are desirous of doing
'swings. .where she sang with Richard everything possible as mem-
'i Doggy Show Himber's orchestra. She has also bers of the home front. In order
-k Hector and His Pals, one of appeared in many Hollywood that the students of George
0' '".'1, the greatest dog acts in the clubs, has made shorts for MGM, Washington Junior High School,
_,3 world, stands solely on its merits. and has been on the networks Tampa, Florida, may be repre-
: -1 The dogs, trained by Hector, can with Rubinoff and Irving Miller's sented on the battlefront we
Sdo almost everything but write in band. are forwarding through the
'" Sanskrit. Hector himself, in addi- Terry and Ralph Rio also keep Commanding .Officer, D re w
Stion to being tops in the field as thelaughs bouncing over in "Mer- Field, Florida, check payable to
a trainer, is also dancer, contor- ry-Go-Round." A man and woman the Treasurer of the United
S- tionist and acrobat. He and his duo, long established in the big- States and are requested that
S', very bright canines have played time, their fast gags and lively money be used for purchase of
',, every variety theater in this patter really click. Garand rifle to be used in ex-
termination of the threat of
S... : ..' Nazi and Jananese donminat'on.
Cupid Dons Khaki tle verses. Here's what some and help you in guidine our
And Trades Bow young ladies will receive from nation to a glorious victory.
their soldier beaus: (signed) Students of C(-'r'ae
Drew Field Operations Officer, For Machine Gun "There's a ceiling now on this Washington -Tr. High School,
d for their infant son), at launch- and that, Tampa. Florida.
*. What kind of Valentine greet- They haven't missed a thing. s/IRMA GARCIA
Bunze, Drew Field Operations wings will Drew Field soldiers So, honey, let's get busy soon,
Offie L J Operation send their sweethearts this year? They'll limit love by Spring." for young love alone. but a day
Officer; Lt. Joseph 0. Schreck, From the looks of things, Cupid Or maybe a bashful soldier will for expression of love of family
Base Technical Inspector, and Lt. is now in uniform and the little get this revealing message: and friends.
William S. Beckett. naked angel of love has traded "Whatcha waiting for, a black- Many have heen designed es-
New Design his traditional bow and arrow for out?" necially for exchan-" hbei-oon
SThe Vic, Junior, is a decided a machine gun. Valentine stocks This year Valentines will be members of the fanmilv and old
departure from the principles of indicate that the war has smashed ured to convey real meanings, friends, includine- those for serv-
construction used in the custom- even into the greeting card busi- where in other years they were ice men and moth-rc
ary crash beat. Supported by two ness. simply something to remember P'eRause lawr. intricate Valen-
18-foot pontoons of 70 cubic feet Not that there's a lack of the not to forget to buy. tines are tradition11nll a r' ^ nf
capacity, this boat is powered by old sentiment. There's still a big The Drew Field soldier in camp the custom, the soldier ran 'i-nd
a 132-horscpower" Kinner air- supply of hearts and lace and may receive a doubtfully cheer- satin-cushioned rards of -ach"t,
plane engine with paddle type much rhyming of "you" and ing message-"Not crying in the red hearts plun-1d th'-urf ",-th
pusher propeller. In addition to "true." But you can rest assured bucket, just eatin' out my heart. Cupid's arrow, ribbon bows. f!ut-
a crew of three, carrying capacity that the Stars and Stripes are 'Cause where you are where I am ed Daper hearts.
of the Vie. Junior, exceeds 1.500 blended in. too. is just too far apart." But, generally, Valentine- for
pounds. It is equipped with first "Military Love" And greeting cards show that 1943 are simple and stron'-lined
(Cni:nued on Page 2) Current wartime expressions this February 14 will not be a dav and mirror the worrrld's affair

Published Every Friday

Drew Field, Tampa, Florida

Friday, February 12, 1943

VOL. 1 NO. 49


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Retake I.Q. Test
To Qualify For
Officers' School

New Crash Boat

The Army, places a great deal
of reliance on the Army general
classification test as a basis of
measuring a soldier's ability to
learn, and his general knowledge.
Because of the relatively high de-
.gree of correlation between test '.
scores and subsequent achieve- "'
ment, certain minimum test scores
are required for all Air Forces
technical training schools, as well
as Officers Candidate Schools.
Consquently, every soldier does
his best to get as high a score in
the test as he possibi can.
Occasionally, however, there .
are men who demonstrate through .. -
unusual leadership ability that
their capability far exceeds the Cranking the Vic, Junior,
apparent ability shown by tge
test score when they first joined (Continued from Page 1)
they Army. These men have been aid, ife rafts left vests, and other
promoted through the various rese r and ha a
non-commissioned grades to posi- aids to rescue work, and has a
non-commissioned grades to poscruising radius of more than 100
tions of responsibility-they may miles It weighs less than 1,000
be staff sergeants, technical ser- s fullw e suiDaed
geants and even master sergeants. pounds, fully equipped.
Through actual performance, thev On ests Successfaul
Itave shown they have the stuff On its trial run in Tampa Bay
to become officers, but they maythis week, the Vic, Junior, proved
be debarred from going to Offi- its seaworthiness, exceeding ex
cers Candidate School through pectations of the designers and
relatively low scores in the Army builders. A remarkable develop
general classificatioores in the Armyst. ment was the fact that this boat
general classification test. with a capacity crew can be op-
Reasons for Low Scores erated in water four to six inches
In occasional cases, low scores' in depth, enabling it to reach any
are not an indication of low in- portion of Tampa Bay. Its speed
telligence-the enlisted man may enables it to reach any area of
have been sick at the time,.he took 'Tampa Bay within a very few
the test, and the score may not be minutes after an alarm is re-
the best he could have gotten., eived.
Perhaps the enlisted man had the Members of the engineering
impression that the test was not section who assisted in building
important and did not try; per- the Vic, Junior, were Cpl. H. A.
haps he may have been so tired Van Vranken, Pvts. L. M. Johns,
he could hardly hold his eyes
open. Under most circumstances,
the test scores have a high degree
of validity. But there are excep- SMARI SPUI O"
The Army provides for that by IAMPA
permitting men who have shown
outstanding leadership, and who
could otherwise qualify for Offi
cer's Candidate School, to retake" TC
the. Army general classification' I ne
test. If his new score is high
enough to qualify him for Offi- LO U
cers Candidate School, he is per- f
fitted to go before the Board for
an interview. If the new score is
higher than the old, his records A oV
are changed to show that fact. If ,oo
the. new score is lower-he is.not *,A-
Tests Given
Soldiers who retake the Army \'io
general classification test are not ac
given the identical test which a- -
they first took. But they are given v 9 e
a test which is similar and just as T a d:i j
difficult. Such tests are given O0' to si
periodically at Drew Field by the colo e e c
Classification Department, with a
the approval of the commanding a
officer of the soldier who takes
the test. ,- & \_ V_ C,

For soldiers who need mend- S N 1V t deci-
ing or minor alterations of C rLi's st
Their clothing, this is a re-e a at
minder that the Officers'
I Wives Sewing Circle is still
functioning. Bring your clothes
Sto Chapel No. 1 on Wednesday .
mornings before 10 o'clock. AI PA E AC
d The alterations will be made --" P I I-RRACE
Free of charge. GEORGE H. MASON, M t


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February 12, 1943

Lt. Beardsley,
t e, Base Chaplain,
Returns to Drew

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Chaplain W. E. Beardsley /
Chaplain Whitmore E. Beard- W DBc o"
s ey, Base Chaplain, has just re-
turned to Drew Field after fol-
lowing an four-weeks' course at
the Army Chaplains School in
Harward University.
The chaplain received his B.A.
degree from McKendree College,
Lebanon, Illinois, in 1931; his B.D.
degree from Hartford (Conn.)
Theological Seminary in 1935;
and studied at Cambridee Univer- "Tell me, Private Tripp, when do you begin maneuevers?"
sitv, England, in 1935-36.
He entered the army June 23, D. E -
1942, at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Youngest Non-Com Day. Every man-officer and en-
On July 30 he came to Drew Field lsted-must go about his ordi-
and was assigned to the 564th In Army Son of nary duties, prepared.to don hIis
Signal AI.W. Regiment. He was DreW Q r cer aust ask he wond conhue work ing
with the latter organization until D W ICoer just as he would have to do in
succeeding Chaplain Carl W. a combat area under real attack.
Hewlett as Base Chaplain on Dec. Cpl. Allen Edward eidman is Not only is every man supposed
10, 1942. the claimant to the title of to have his mask at hand, but is
Chaplain Beardsley is a Con- "Youngest Corporal in the U. S. required to don it, beginning with
gregationalist. He was born in Army." Receiving his warrant at 15 minutes the first Monday and
Kansas City, Kansas, on February the age of three months, Cpl. increasing the wearing of it 15
15, 1911. His present home is in Feldman also claims the only ASN minutes every week.
-Westhampton, Massachusetts. He consisting of 14 numbers in the To date, only tear gas (CNB)
is married but has no children, entire army. The warrant making has ben used. This has little odor.
His hobby is photography. him a non-commissioned officer w hat odor t has ss something
was signed by Major Rex W. like the apple blossom scent of
Make p o f Ame n LLefevre two months ago at Clear- a similar but stronger gas, CN.
water Florida ut who knows? Some day,
A Born in Newark, N. J, Cpl. perhaps, the Chemical Warfare
SFcldman flew to Tampa at the Service unit may trot out the
Of the 7,500,000 enlisted men age of seven weeks. puking gas.
in th,e 8,200,000 Army, the Air Also a claimant to interesting Phoole!!
Forces and its mobile sup- experiences is Cpl. Feldman's
porting services will account for father, 2nd Lt. Seymour Feldman,
2 200,000-more than this figure also of Neward, N. J., who, as an "DUD OF THE DAY"
if personnel employed in facilities enlisted man was a member of At the Midland Army Flying
such as base hospitals and portsthe famous 2nd Bombardment School, Texas, baby blue inia-
are included. The new Army is Group at Langley Field, Va. ture bombs are hung around the
built around Air Force needs;, While with the 21st Reconnais- neckof the "dud of the day." This
there is no numerical limit to Air ence Squadron, Lt. Feldman, then necof the "dud of the day." This
Force personnel; as many men a S/Sgt, participated in flights title is given to the bombardier
-will be provided at the ratio of, aiding the British ship HMS Orion- take eah day. He mus weaorst mis-the
nore than 100 men to a plane-as give chase to the German freight- take each day. He must wear the
we have planes to fly. er, Aracut, from the Caribbean un-merit award for 24 hours be-
About 1,000,000 men will be to Fort Lauderdale. fore passing it on to his unlucky
needed in the Services of Supply Lt. Feldman was commissioned successor.
another 1,000,000 will be con- in the Signal Corps, August 13,
stantly in training. This leaves 1942. Before leaving any assigned
about 3,300,000 for the Ground quarters f-i a theatre of apera-
Forces, of which approximately GASS-SS tons be sure that you 'have not
600,000 will be anti-craft troops. left papers, letters, equipment or
These Ground Force troops will anything else which would give
be divided into 110 divisions in- Cry, soldier, cry. anything else fhichwoud give
eluding 32 armored and air-borne A group of Drew Field soldiers important information to the
divisions, plus tank battalions were walking down Avenue A enemy.
tank destrover battalions, field and they were crying. Tears .
artillery regiments, etc. sluiced down their sunburned '. -- '7
The total ground Army there- cheeks as they dabbed hand- .
fore, is of relatively small size kerchiefs to their reddened eyes.
compared with those of the ene- And they had plenty to cry ". right Sp
my. about. CNB was doing its stuff, | Spot
and doing it for keeps. Of Tampa
a314th Sdonng iFor it was Monday, and Mon- r O mp
314th Sergeant day is Gas Drill Day at Drew Ni'ht Life
Proud Father of Field. And the crying soldiers
hadn't been on the beam. If they
Bouncing Baby Boy had been, they wouldn't have
Sgt. William M. Sutherlin, with been gassed. They would have
the Logistics section of S-4 at been in a-position to whip on -*.
Base Headquarters, this week. be- their gas masks in a hurry. In-
came the proud father of a bounc- stead, they got a man-sized whiff
ing baby boy. Baby Henry Day of tear gas.
Sutherlin was born February 9 EGas Day is G
at 5:30 p. m. at the Tampa Muni- Ever Monday is Gas Alert
cipal Hospital, Davis Islands, FLRIDAN TRIO-
weighing 8 pounds, and is named FLORIDAN
after his maternal grandfather. X' PLAYING NIGHTLY
Both. Sgt. Sutherlin and Mrs. W. I
Sutherlin, the former Elsie Day, NO MINIMUM0
are from Danville, Virginia. NO COUVERT
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The D rew Field Echoes Fighter Sq. Non-Corn filed to keep away the mosqui- Top-Kick Parade
Tells of Alert Every genus of wild animal in-
GLENN R. ROSS, Publisher n C. a habited the area. While the men
TAMPA ARMY NEWSPAPERS In Caribbean worked on the planes, monkeys
P ---- ppranced around the trees and
Business Office: More than a year ago, while chatered. At night feral eyes
1115 FLORIDA AVENUE passing through submarine-in- could be seen staring through
P. Box 522 TAMPA, FLORIDA feasted watr th darkness and weird noises were f
P. O. Box 522 TAMPA, FLORIDA Phone 2177 ste waters with a fighter heard. Black panthers, hunting
squadron enroute to a Caribbean bears and snakes of every de-
All advertisements contained in this newspaper are also contained station, Cpl. George Y. Schombert scription, including python s,
in the MacDill Fly Leaf. Minimum joint circulation. 10,000 copies. experienced mixed emotions. The plagued them. .
ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON REQUEST beauties of the tropical sea and What was Cpl. Schombert's job
heduring the alert? "I was waiting
A newspaper-published exclusively for the personnel of Drew cost e enjoyed immensely, but for reports of the location of the
Field and devoted to military interests and the United NationF it was marred by the menace of: enemy,". he said. "I was trying
Victory. enemy submarines which was at- to find out how close the enemy
SOpinions expressed in this newspaper are those of the individual ways, present. On the trip down was and what was the size of his
writers and under no circumstances are they to be considered those the coast, three undersea craft task force."
of the. United States Army. Advertisements in this publication do were sighted. Fortunately, noth- Defensive Action
not constitute an endorsement by the War Department or its per- ing happened. Defensve
sonnel of the products advertised. F'or more than 11 months, this The Navy patrolled the coastal
Springdale (Pa.) youth was sta-, area and planes could be sounded '
tioned in the Caribbean area. 75 to 100 miles at sea. With sound-
Fr m mewhere In fthe Pacific"* Married, an electrical appliance ing devices and all kinds of big-
Fro mewIere In the rac salesman in civil life a nigh guns, it was practically impossi-
schlool graduate who later com- ble for the enemy to penetrate the
leted a course in airplane me- zone. Barrage balloons were
c hanics at the Casey Jones School raised to 2,000 feet to prevent dive
77gb"s of Aeronautics in Newark, New bombing of vital spots. Meet F/Sgt. William M. Hud-
5 C- tP X s) Jersey, Cpl. Schombert was in- "It sure was nerve-wraking," son, of the 828th Guard Squad-
/*/ FrA tfA 5AWi a F ducted into the Army in Febru- he said. "I didn't sleep for 72 ron. Only 22 years old, he has the
7 \ b w, 'ary, 1941, in Pittsburgh. Wrnm hours. The mosquitoes pestered responsible job of supervising the
There he was sent to Dale Mabry me and it rained every day. It guardhouse and furnishing -
,,. n Field, Tallahassee, Florida. lie poured down, then stopped. The M.P.s, of whom there are m
S. has been with the same fighter ground was wet and muddy. We hundreds, on the post.
S / squadron for the past two years, waded in water up to our hips In 22 years he has grown into
1A k I and while serving in it he has to get the ships out of the mud. a mighty big fellow, being six
(/e0wl functioned at different times as We were ready for anything, but feet three in height and 280 in
/kwm.S w. 4 .-d _-eeir a mechanic and clerk. Now he is nothing happened." weight. As might be expected, he
working in squadron operations,! No, nothing happened. Nothing, played guard on the football team
-A .a0j eer.4 ZWrAa.tfl. in charge of incoming and out- that is, but the Battle of Midway. of Pasco High School, Florida. He
/~6 e v e Z- c r 4W ,/M a .pl.jievr e going planes. After returning Nothing but disaster to the Japa- comes from Dade City, Florida,
from foreign service in December, n6se Navy. and worked for his father, who
Sr s 1942, he stayed at Dale Mabry has an orange and, grapefruit
S trds s' n w- / Sl Aeor.S M > >. Field for a month. Last month he -grove, before entering the Army.
was transferred to Drew Field. He entered the Army on Sept.
A C 4.rJt- n 4 S A Oa7 8 Jungle Camp ld ri 'c 28, 1939, in Charlotte, North Car-
S.-SfMl M0 Isr ad1.0AW .r His squadron was stationed in ocor Gold ric's olina, and was stationed. at Fort
7C C^7" *as miV" 7 a CW.W W a valley which opened directly Bragg until January 18, 1942. He
4 l -J ,R / ," un tiro the ocean. It was beautiful M was in the field artillery until
A 41 t, al/f d'f l&iaf 9 country, with cocoanut palms cov- i d June 4, 1941, when he was trans-
S t A //77 W oering the steep gullies and high ferred -to the M.P.s as a private.
St//' t z' M // y hills dense with jungle growth. Dear Doc: On Januarv 18. 1942, he was sent
/ 7 / / Vines hung from the trees. How long will my little boy be to Fort McClellan. and on -May
S / Situated in a vital strategic sick? He swallowed a half dollar 18, 1942, he was sent .to Drew
At rvsl area of our nation's outlying de- yesterday. Field and assigned to the 828th.
,w ye "r^^ vM ^ S fV be0- fenses, his outfit was always on I-Tampa Matron He was .a. Pfc. in 1940, a ser-
4 ,4 r 6S/4 S ,a j j, X / I the alert for sabotage. When Dear Tampa Matron: geant January 1, 1941, staff ser-
S aWSt^, v4/, d L' ,, f. .asked what was his most exciting. You. should see some change geant June 2,.1942. and-first ser-
a experience while stationed in the tomorrow. geant July .10, 1942.
-eA' /14 2*to OA Caribbean, .Cpl. Schombert. re- Sgt. Hudson is a big man in
,! 6% whil. plied, "The alert which took place: Dear Doc: -size, but he doesn't throw his
Sw while the Battle of Midway was Both Tampa newspapers have weight around except when abso-
Sgoing on." .. carried headline stories of my lutely necessary. "I've learned
o? S He paused, assembling, his rec- husband's drunken escapades, but now that there are so many kidss
S( collections before rsuming. he refuses to stop drinking. Shall of men in the Army, good and
We: were on the. line, waiting," I pack my trunk? bad," he said. "No matter how-
She went on. He was working as a I -Lt's Wife tough they are. we try to reason,
mechanic then. "The alarm was Dear Lt's Wife: rather than fight with them. We
sounded. We grabbed rifles, am-I I certainly would--he has no don't want to antagonize any of
munition and gas masks as fast right to be plastered all over the them, not even the drunks. Some-
Church Call One Soldier Wife's as we could. In about three and front pages. times we have to resort to force-
Sone-half minutes the whole outfit half the time in self-defense arid
Catnolic Masses: Recipe for Soldiers was gathered around the planes. Dear Doc: the rest in forcing a man to do
-6 a.m., C Talk about fast moving! In five I am enclosing a photo of my as he is told. For example. if we
Sunday-6:15 a.m., Chapels No. minutes every plane was checked: sweetie whom they say has the see a man who has been drinking
2 and 3; 9:00 a.m., Chapels No. 2, The wife of a soldier at Drew and ready to go. Shows you what. head of a Greek goddess. Don't far too much and we tell him to
3 and 5. Field says that everybody knows a man can. do whep he has to. !you think she is as pretty as a go home if he should argue
Daily-6:15 a.im., Mon., Wed., what little girls and boys are And it wasn't easy, moving picture? about it and we can't convince
Fri. and Sat., Chapels No. 2 and 3. made of: "Sugar and spice and around in the jungle. A man had -Sgt. Homer Hayseed. him he ought to go home, we pick
5.30 p.m., Tues. and Thurs., Cha- everything nice." But not every- to know his way around to get to Dear Homer- him up and put him in the bus."
pel No. 2. body knows her recipe for sol- gun emplacements. Not a man Is that really her head-or did The sergeant has been in spots
Prtestan Sdiers. was lost." she forgot to take the icebag off? where he's had to pull his gun in
Protestant Services: "Take one draftee," she says, Battle Conditions What picture do you mean- self-defense. But he's never had to
n fire it. OncB he had to exoel a sol-
Sunday-11 a.m., Chapels No. 1, "slightly green. Stir from bed at When the alarm was sounded, "Wings. of Dbath"? fire it. Onc he had to exnel a sol-
2, 3, 4 and 5. 10:30 a.m., Holy an early. hour. Soak in shower or the pilots were standing around dier who was disorderly in a
Communion (Episcopal), Chapel tub daily. Dress in olive drab. in the pilots' room. In three min- D r I movie house, and the soldier
No. 2. Mix with others of his kind. utes they were off into the air. ear .oc pulled a knife on him. He cooled.
Sunday Evening-7:30, Chapels "Grate on sergeant's nerves. Everything went off with preci on u s unreason- off then, but the sergeant had a
No. 1 and- 4. Toughen with maneuvers. Add sion. Men swarmed all over theable, with a wargoing o, for a tough time controlling a lot of
Wednesday-7:30, Chapel No. liberal portions of baked beans hills. Every man in the squadron enatress toemand $100,000 his friends who wanted to take
5. and roast beef. Season with wind, was on duty for 72 hours without of cigarettesthe culprit away from him.
rain, sun and snow. Sweeten from a break, sleeping in or near the "o cai.a Attern He has his problems with ci-
Jewish Services: time to time with chocolate bars. planes when they had a chance mpa Aorney vilians also. The biggest problem
Friday-8 p.m., Chapel No. 1. Let smoke occasionally. to. Four men-three mechanics Dear T.A: is involved in running convoys
--"Bake in 0-degree tempera I'd see her inhale first.
Chapel No. 1 corner of C and Bake in 110-degree tempera- and one armorer-guarded each I'd see her inhale first, through Tampa. Some civilians
8th streets. ture summer and let cool in ship at all times. Mosquitoes and resent being told that they can't
Chapel No. 2 between 5th and below-zero weather. other annoying insects were so Dear Doc: go through by the M.P.s. Civilian
6th on E street. "Serves 130,000,000 Americans," thick they practically formed a A soldier wrote you recently police understand. "That's an-
Chapel No. 3 corner 2nd and she says. shadow on bed netting. that his uncle was suffering from other instance of where using tact
Tampa Bay Blvd. -The men ate when they got the delusions. Would you mind-ex- counts," Sgt. Hudson said. "Co-
Chapel No. 4 between 2nd and TOPEKA, Kan. (CNS)-A sol- chance. Food was brought to plaining again 'what they are? operate with the civilian police
3rd on L street. Idier got married and fhen re- them in -trucks inasmuch as they -Corp. Hemiingway Sneer and let each take care of the np"-
Chapel No. 5 between 2nd and membered he wasn't sure whether were situated in the jungle four Dear -Hemmy: sonnel under his jurisdiction."
3rd on N street. I his divorce was OK. He wrote his miles from their barracks sleep-I .Delusions are false beliefs. In- Bartenders are also glad
There will be a chaplain on ex-wife ,and she replied that his ing quarters. Water was also con- dians who think they can ride have M.P.s coming into their sa-
duty every night, except Satur- suit had been dismissed for lack veyed by trucks from the main Ifree on trains because they have loons. Their presence eliminates
day, until 9:00 p.m. in Chapels of prosecution. There he was with dispersal plant in Lister bass. reservations. Pushing a cow off a much trouble before it has a
2 and 4. two wives. Pools of water were- kept heavily cliff to hear the Jersey Bounce. chance to start.


February 12, IS43

Page 4

________ --- .iIra Bi >Ba~aI.Sl^ ---- 1


Cpl. M. Brunker On the E Spot
Wins Auditions
And Miami Trip Recreation Building, Number One
Saturday, Feb. 13-'To be an-
After a week of preliminary nounced.
auditioning, the Final Audition Sunday, Feb. 14--To be an-
Show for Major Bowes' Amateur nounced.
Hour took place on February 6
in the Service Club. The preli- Monday, Feb. 15--8:30 p.m.
minary auditions revealed a Broadcast from Stage of the Right
wealth of talent, and the selection Answer or Else: 8:53 p. m. Variety
of 26 performers out of 65 parti- Show.
cipants for the final audition
proved difficult. Tuesday, Feb. 16--To be an-
The show was received enthu- nounced.
siastically by a large audience of
Soldiers, many of whom walked Wednesday, Feb. 17-To be an-
St~ of the auditorium, asking, bounced.
-hen are we going to have an- Thursday, Feb. 18-8/00 p.m.,
other show like this?" 8:35 p. m. Rookie Roy's Scrap
First Winner Book.
Corp. Max Brunker, "Yodeling Friday, Feb.19-8:00 p.m.-To
Cowboy" from Detachment H of be ann Funced.
the 501st Sig. A. W. Regiment, .
was the first winner. With his
expenses paid by Major Bowes,
Corp. Brunker journeyed to Mia- Enlisted Men's Service
mi and appeared on the February
11 program of Major Bowes' Ama- Club
teur Hour. He also received a cash Saturday, Feb. 13-7:15 Bridge,
bonus of $50 for appearing on the 8:00 p. m. USO Camp Show.
Major's program. Sunday, Feb. 14-To be an-
The winner of the second Mia- nounced.
mi trip for the broadcast of either Monday, Feb. 15 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, February 18, or Fe- Dancing Instruction, 8:00 p.m.
bruary 25, has not yet been select- Dance.
ed. Matters of program construe- I Tuesday, Feb. 16--8:00 p. m.
tion have made it impossible for Symphonic Recorded Music.
the sponsors to decide as yet as Wednesday, Feb. 17-8:00 p. m.
to which of -the following three Dance.
men to select: Corp. John Hession; Thursday, Feb. 18--8:00 p-.m.
Pvt. Vince Manning, or Pvt. Del- Bingo.
*bert Purga. Friday, Fe b. 19- 8:00 p.m.
War Stamp Winners Dance.
War stamp winners and their -
awards are as follows: Pvt. Ro- Shows of Last Week
.nald Paulson. $5; Pvt. Harold OWS O La
Gadsdon, $5; Pvt. Nestor Simones. Last week "Hullabaloo from
$5; Cbrp. Walter Young, '; Corip Di'ew." did considerable touring.
Eddie Lizzmore, $5; Pvt. Lonnie On Sunday Evening, it played
-Stroud, $5; Pvt. Joe Kennealy, McDill Field to a highly enthu-
$10; Corp. Harvey Hilliard, $5; siastic soldier audience. On Tues-
Corp. John Hession, $5; Pvt. day -Evening, it played Tarpon
Harry Evans, $10; Pvt. Vince Springs. The civilians gave it a
Manning, $10; Sgt. James C. Gray, warm response. On Thursday
$10; Pvt. Delbert Purga, $5; Pvt. Evening "Hullabaloo from Drew"
Ira Spector, $5; Pvt. Harold Rich- played Lakeland. The perform-
man, $5; Pvt. Bob Kuttner, $5; ance was given in the large Polk
and Pvt. Dave Kuttner, $5. Theatre. Again the audience's
Mr. Arnold S. Rittenbera, rep- reaction was not disappointing.
resentative of Major Bowes' Ama- On Monday Night, in Recrea-
teur Hour, in commenting upon tion Building Number One, Lucy
the caliber of the Drew Field en- Monroe sang. On Tuesday Eve-
tertainers auditioned for the Mia- ning, Lt. Kluge gave a successful
mi trip, stated: linter-company stunt contest; a
"The fact that these amounts Variety Program from Tampa fol-
total up to $105.00 instead of the lowed it. Wednesday Evening was
$75.00 agreed upon is a very prac- occupied in auditions for Maior
tical tribute to the generally high Bowes. On Thursday Evening, Lt.
quality of the talent auditioned Kluge broadcast from the stage
at Drew Field: It was really ex- of Recreation Building Number
ceptional both as to quality and One the highly amusing "Rookie
quantity. We regret only that the,Roy's Scrap Book" Program,
aforementioned factor of program which was followed by auditions
construction makes it impossible for Major Bowes.
for us to accept additional Drew On Friday Evening auditions
Field entertainers for Major for Major Bowes again took place.
Bowes' program. Lt. Kluge did an excellent job as
Cold C s master of ceremonies conducting
"Inci olord Chorus or the show with his usual ease and
"Incidentally, and although our capability. The audience walked
broadcast needs definitely ex- ou oi the auditorium saying.
elude large groups acts. I would "Wh en are we going to have an
.be derelict in my duty if I failed other show like this?"
to comment on the colored choral o s
group that is currently appearing
in "Hullabaloo from Drew." This It's a Lona Way
g6vwa, is considerably better than
t a nest I've heard, white or co- From Drew Field
lored, in more than 100 army To North Africa
camps and naval stations during N h A i
the past 15 months. The group
would, I imagine, be invaluable On Sept. 14. Capt. Anthony.M.
to the army in general and Drew May, transportation officer, wrote
Field, in particular, in a public a letter to Lt. L. P. Clark, of a
relations .sence, if millions of Fighter Squadron, Sarasota Army
Americans could be given an op- Air Base, Sarasota, Fla., stating
portunity of listening to them in that Lt. Clark owed 81 cents
repeated network radio pro- storage charge on personal effects
grams." and professional books.
In reply, Capt. May received a
letter from Lt. Clark, dated Jan-
Formal Valent-ine uarv 7, 1943. which stated:
orml Vaenine "Sorry to have forgotten about
Dance this, but was in too much hurry
in 'packing. Finally reached me
AT SERVICE CLUB here in Africa."
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1943 Yours,
8:00-11:00 P. M. -Lt. L. P. Clark, A. C.

Five of the most "attractive
.girls present will compete for
the title of
Ticket sale begins Wednesday
night and tickets must be se-
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Service Club. Only 500 tickets
.to be issued so hurry! No
tickets issued ifteer: 6:30 p.m.

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Alright, soldier, step right up
to our microphone and let's see
how good you are with your Field
Manual 21-100. Remember, if you
can answer your military ques-
tions, you'll be in the clear. If
you cannot, then you have to
take part in the "Or Else."
Yes, men, that's the way things
ran last Monday Evenin- at R.B.
Number One when the Army's
newest radio program, "The Right
Answer or Else," took to the air
in a delightful and entertaining
23/ minutes over Radio Station
WDAE. This nev radio program
is really the first all-soldier show
in production at this field. 'Rookie
Roy' runs second.
Radio Crew
But the fact remains that two
Signal Corps Officers, Lts. Comp-
ton and Garren, operate the spe-
cial controls in the newly con-
structed studio office in the wings
of the R.B. Number One stage.
Private Harry Evans operates the
portable microphone in the au-
dience, picking the contestants
and sending them up to the stage
where Lt. Kluge and his staff
proceed to do the asking. Just
to keep the right answers straight,
Private Alfred Panetz is on hand
with a copy of FM 21-100 and a
recent edition of Webster's dic-
tionary. And, to assist with "Or
Elses," Private Grant Hoff is al-
ways ready to see to it that every
"gag" works smoothly.
"The Right Answer or, Else"
has everything a good Army Ra-
dio Show should have-fun for
everybody, prizes, and a definite
aid to every soldier taking a part
and listening.
Don't miss this show next week,
Monday, 8:15 p. m., R.B. Number
One, Radio Station WDAE.
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The following pictures will pla,
at the Post Treatres on the dates
Saturday, Feb. 13
Kenny Baker, Patricia Morrison
A Ship is Born
Scrap for the Japs
Sun.-Mon., Feb. 14-15
with Noel Coward
News of the Day No. 243
Tues., Feb. 16
The Andrews Sisters
Walt Disney Feature
Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 17-18
William Holden, Susan Hayward
Community Sing No. 6
News of the Day No. 244
Fri., Feb. 19
Philip Dorn, Anna Sten
Hands of Women
Freeman vs. Venable
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February 12, 1943

pPage. 6 DREWFIELD ECHOES February 12 1943

.BAIAIO DEPT. "B" STAGE. 911th O. M. -
III Fighter Command On lhe ball
Z M ABy Pfc. Longman & Bfc. Swahe WHY GERMANY'S KEY CITIES
Cpl. R. C. T. Pearman
By Sgt. Jack Goldspinner Last Saturday was moving day This week we are going to ina A N T MA D-A HOU
OFFICIAL for both the orerly an te sup- This w eek we are going to inau-: The ARE NOT MASHED-ALTHOUGH
r r A ply rooms and as might suspected gurate a new department: The
"Praise The Lord And Pass -it rained. i i THEY COULD BE.. told i the February
That W.P.M." Odds and Ends apartment. Pfc. James Scruggs is H UL B ... told in the February
New recruits in the charmed Inspectors ienry Iviarcus and to be my first victim for he haE
New recruits in the charmed TJohnnie Kalinien put tileir u definitely slipped. He used to bce
circle of high speed operators are: Johnme Kalinin pu tner U first on the old chow line for
Pvt. Roland P. Bertrand and PFC on tne Daytona Beach WAAC's every meal, but yesterday I sav e
Robert L. Hengeller. These two last weekend... Traveling, also, himerun a lazy last Her even let
men have been buddies for the was Johnnie Shesko who visited Pvt. John Simpson beat him and
past year, and when one of them West Palm Beach. believe me, that is plenty bad. NOW 150 TO SERVICE MEN
passed a speed the other would 1to separate rations: Jim Buri, b elieve me, thcandidat is plenty head.
invariably follow suit. Certain who imported his'South Dakota then the old Virginian, Pfc. Olivel What's Holding Up the Air Offensive Against Germany?-How
men are on the verge of joining sweetheart and said, "I do.". Fields. He used to be quite a guy the Reich can be bombed to defeat with the proper
this honor group, and they in- Those pole climbers and wre with the horse shoes, but he, too combination of British and American air power.
clude Pvt. Wm. F. RiUnge, Cpl. splicers are still "on the ball"in the downgrade. Pvt. McCollum
Warren H. Crain, and Pvt. Dean around the area Oddity of the and I teamed up and trimmed him Inside Story of the North African Campaign First authentic
W. Smith. Come on fellows, just week: "tew McGuckin picks up and his partner in a game tnal report of the vast preparations-and the almost in-
get that extra dit, and you're in two pounds in weight ... Mail will go down in history. credible means taken in Washington to protect this
S. .PFC Sherold Straube and orderly Kuchie is sweating out hat wild man from the westtaken in Wash ton to thi
Pvt. G. S. Hess deserve mention his next furlough. Pfc. Bedney, really stole the show biggest of military secrets.
for jumping from speeds of 6 Did you know that during his last Friday night. He can sing for Preparing Our Fliers for Combat-How clerks, students, farm
W.P.M. or 10 W.P.M. in one day off hours, Sgt. Holz, of the 3rd me and my gal any day..be
of code practice. F.C. Office Force, is leader of a New Recrea ion Hall boys are turned into the world's best pilots, bom-
In the beginner's code class, Boy Scout Troop? The new recreation building iF bardiers, gunners and navigators.
leading.th closely bunched code- Just a year ago, "Shultie,"our shaping up pretty well. When is Grandstand View of Jap Naval Disaster-How a numerically
men, Pvt. E. C. Bruney was in Company Mascott Dog, was given finished we will have the PX.
the lead at 6 WPM at the end of her name by Sgt. Herman Bartels. barber shop, tailor shop and re- smaller U.S. force sank 28 ships and damaged 10
a week. Closely following were She was named after Cpl. Shultz, creation room under one roof, others in a two-day fight.
Pvts. Harry G. Kuzemko, R. J. of Personnel, who took care of,The PX will move in within a ,
Pristic, and Edward H. Scheur, her as a pup. These are only 4 of 34 exciting, stimulating features in one
who were on "five." Question Dept: Does Bob Fallon few days. The barber shop is there
who were on "five." Question Dept: Does Bob Fallon already and open for business, pocket-size magazine... condensed for quick reading.
UNOFFICIAL chew snuff or is it a friend of his The new ball field will soon be
Tube TesersNOFFICIAL he met recently on the way to ready for action. Lt. Curley is NOW 150 TO SERVICE MEN 250TO EVERYONE ELSE
Tube Tesers. Zephyrhills.searchin the country side for
Showing great promise as elec- Mpore Favorite Hobbies s searching the country side for GET THE FEBRUARY READER'S DIGEST AT YOUR PX OR CANTEEN
tricians after one week of main- H. D. Johnson and letter writ- somesoil for the field. It there
tenance work were: Pvt. John M. ing "Charlie" Mann and sign is any in the State of Florida,
Johnson and Pvt. William R. painting-Joe Seewald and sleep- youmay be sure that he w
Wilson. PFC Waldman is still ing-G. C. "Kaltenborn" Johnson e entire basketball team is
leading the fourth week Radio and- editing 'the news- "Coco" in the dog-house for dropping that quarters Company; Miss Helen giffs moider-he makes an aver-
Maintenance class. It is good to Mangin and Mary Lefler. game to those guys in Tampa last Adams, Plotting Company; Miss age of 50 calls a day.
see smiling Sgt. Roy Frazier back Georgia Saturday. They'll have to do a lot Gloria Gonzalez, 1st Reporting -
in the battle for top honors in The Georgia Convoy fellows better when they meet on our Company;.Miss Julia Fishel, 2nd Wednesday morning coming to
the Senior Radio Maintenance had a real trip from all reports. home court this week. Reporting Company; and Miss work.
class, after being in the hospital We wonder why Maranville was If any of you fellows have any Edith Brantley, Medical Detach- Ted Griffith, of Supply: "What
for nearly a week. iso nice to "Mama," on his return, loose money in your pockets, take ment. When the smoke finally makes you look so worried?"
Sgt. Herbert Handelman, a buying her a new dress, etc. Could my advice and don't let it jingle. cleared away, there were $2650 Forrest O'Brien, of Supply: "I
former Maintenance Instructor, it have been a guilty conscious? Pfc. George Davis, the toothless iorth of Bonds sold. lost $2600 in a poker game at the
now with the E.F. Dept., just re- Welcome marvel, is on a borrowing spree Co. Feuding lodge last night.
ceived a formal invitation to his We wish to welcome.Lt. Wasson again. He is borrowing everything In addition to these cash sales, Griffith-$2600?"
own wedding. He's going to take W. Nestler to our Company as in sight. the Battalion has 163 regular O'Brien-Yes, and the worst of
the big jump during his furlough the new T. & T. Officer. Is it true that Dan Thorne can monthly subscribers through the it is $2.65 was in CASH.
next week. feed a whole platoon out of one Class A Pay Reservation plan. "Ask Mrs. Mallard and Mrs.
S-- --- -----can of peas? Sales were running along pretty Guerra of Engineering how they
"From Reveille to Taps" l IE W 5 -- -- evenly in all companies until Lt. like the new alterations on their
"Fo eeil oTas F59th AN. SO. (SEP.) Busch up and bought a $500 Bond desks.
PINELLAS ARMY AIR BASE By Sgt. John E. Lee 5hAVN S. (SEP) through the 2nd Reporting Com- Wonder if Chief of Police Jo's-
I Vt ,I p T pany. T/Sgt. William H. Walker lyn has a prison cell in his new
By S/Sg. A. E. DeShon Well, folks, we again enter the I went in to pitch for Headquarters headquarters for these wayward
Capt. R. H. R. Risley, our Com- portals of your company to give Company and came out with $550 people?
mander, will be looking for a you the lowdown on the men in By Cpl. James Jasper Mitchell worth and put his company back---
new chauffeur now that Pvtthe Detached Medical Detach- in first place. The two girls who Insure your future and the fu-
Massey is getting an honoabl ment. All the boys wish to thank Well, fellows, after just return- had sold most bonds selected two ture of democracy. Buy War
discharge from the Army Goodra those who helped to furnish and ing from furlough, I am able to soldiers to escort them to the Bonds and Stamps.
discharge from the Army. Gd decorate our new day room. It is write about this fine squadron of Tampa Terrace for the evening.
Luck, George, well be missing really a pleasure and delight to ours FLASH! The C.O. and The officers of the Battalion do-
you. M ss spend our off hours there, writing all of the junior officers are work- nated a purse for the evening's
T/Sgt. Red McGoon Rice says, letters and enjoying the radio in ing out on the basketball court dining and dancing. Miss Rosier, Come OR
"When a jeep gets into mud up our homelike surroundings, every evening hgt. Jas. '. Ithe super-saleslady for the day, Down!
ver' t t doesn't run Sgt. Caldwell and Cpl. Kaine Gray and his boys are constantly chose T/Sgt. Walker, the Bat-
Get your legal advice from Pvt are to be congratulated on the stealing the show of "Hullabaloo tnlion Sergeant Maior. while Miss cS
Limcoff who works in opertionsfine work they are doing in set- from Drew". .Speaking of the Fishel, the close runnerup, chose Sevi
In civilian life he had his own ting up the new Solf Ball League. boys in this show Cpl. Lizz- Pvt. Edward J.'Bader of the 2nd V
Law practice The lads now have an Inter- more, Private Stroud and Private Reporting Co. The foursome had Men
Man vs. Fish Barracks league. You should Harold Gadson Jumped to a swell time from all reports.
Corp. Ayers wnt deep-sea fish- really see one of these games. down-beat that was a solid killer PromotionsDelicious Food Reasonably
ing last week. His first was se friendly spirit of competition a few nights ao in Recreation Shortly after Lt. Heib left for Priced. Open Day cnd Night.
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in the early rounds, whether he word came in that he has been CHILD CAFE
was going in or the fish was com- f the games will be lie. Fur- Squadronaires promoted to Captain. Hot on the
ing out. The fish came outm- therore, it is prophetic of a re- The Squadronaire quartette, heels of that news came the 501 FRANKLIN STREET
a long hard battle, at 13 pounds. pet Championship Solf ball team composed of Cpl. Baisden, Pvts promoting Lt. Busch to
a long hard battle, at 13 pounds. this year. i Hubert Williams, Larfr'tte Brown orders promoting Lt. Busch to
nicest mess having one o. The Cpl (The Boy) Aleck has been and Sgt. Gray, their director, are t H tt c t tons
nicest mess hals Florida. The making a lot of trips to town. We to be given mention for their to you both,
tables are painted white and the wonder who the new attraction splendid harmonizing of those F/Sgt. Mahan is wearing a wor-ND DANCE AT
walls are done in peach., can be. Is she a blond? lever popular spirituals on the tried look these days. His dog and DINE AND DANCE AT
We thank the people of Largo S "addy Nemeth sure has stages o theatres the citi the companymascot, "Frontier," LICATA'S
or er weey ances and the stages of the theatres in the cities is the cause of all his trouble. In
for their weekly dances and the been in a daze since meeting that of the Tampa area I might
new Service Men's ounge. new flame of his. Better watch add here that the CO s one hun- keeping with the strategy of the EABR EZ
PFC Pla broke some sort of out around those Roller Skating dred percent behind his boys in Allies today, new "frontiers" are E
record or else has it bad. He called Pavilions, boy; you might get a this movement What is com- expected in the Battalion area.
long distance, talked 31 minutes, spill! ma nly known as all the way. on Hillsborough Bay
to the unhappy tune of $21. Don't Sgt. Weihrer and Cpl. Moor- Tid-Bits Try-the Best in Food
forget to subtract that phone bill adian wish to challenge any two.Privates First Class Johnnie R. SubDep l S
from your income tax, buddy, soldiers to a friendly game of Anderson and Eddie L. Round- S -epoFINES LQUORS
T/Sgt. Sauck has a headache. bridge. All- firearms and brass tree are to be congratulated on DANCING EVERY NITE
Why? Simple, he is setting up his knuckless are to be checked at their promotion to the rank of Another one of those Supply 22nd Street Causeway
shop to teach a bunch of recruits, the door. They consider them- corporal EXTRA: It's boom RED-HEADS.2nd ee
Code. d selves the Detachment Champs. time in our area since the return Little Jackie Tucker sat inthePhone Y 1715
Pfc. George Kufta, the Pfc. of Lt. Nathan Taitsman, so all
Guess what? Yes, S/Sgt. Singercorner, punching her posting ma PRIVATE DINING ROC
is raising another one of those acquired as of this writing, left you recruits might as well lace chne. Along came a spider and
ng r anther mue thse eon furlough, with a prize added up your boots and get on the sat down beside her. And said,
long grandfather mustache. The thereto namely five more days, ball Yes, that's right; an t"Gee what a lousid er. out si
gals call i the Jerry Colona style. making fifteen in all. The five extensive training program is inGee, what a lousy routine."
Pvt. Welch has a gal in Pass-a- days were acquired by winning the making.. Madge Glenn, Supervisor of
Grille, 20 miles from St. Pete. the Championship Typing Con- Our Camp'-DSoto basketball OEL in Supply says, "Everything ELITE CIGAR STORES
Cab fare, one way, is $5.50. What test. team lost the first gaine of the happens to me. The only time I
a Gal or what a sucker? That home cooking is sure season to Milton High, .of Tampa, get a chance to flick my pretty 'The Sport Headquarters of Tampa'
Pvt. MacGillivray had a tooth agreeing with 1st Sgt. Walters: by the narrow margin of eighteen eyes at an officer is when he's WINE BEER CIGARS
pulled. Ask Lts. Whiteside, Wash- Since gaining in weight, he had to-sixteen There are more to leaving. It looks like an officer 6207
burn or Rappman. They, watched a special passage made in his come and we have made a resolu- should know how to do, 'To the 007 T'wigs Phone M -12@01
and enjoyed the extraction, sim- office for quick entrance and exit. tion to win them all. rear,, march'." 207 wte one -
pie because, Mac is a Link Trainer ---
instructor and they are some of CONGRATUILATIONS to How-
the pilots who.sweat in the Link. detail and now a member of the 553rd Signal AW ard Wherry, Inspection 'Depart- F'
Pvt. Heller, another one of the Base Fire Department? BRttlin Sep rate- mert, on his recent wedding. By C E NTRAL 0 L
hard working Link boys, says he Meet Pinellas tthe way, old man, how is your C I
plans to stay in Largo after the To you who don't know. Pinel- GASTRITIS??? COMPANY, IN C
War and run for president of the las Air Base is one field where After an absence of several
town. It couldn't be a gal, could we don't have to sweat chow, months from the Echoes, we're Sub-Depot Cutie of the week '
it, Fred? mail, post exchange and latrine glad to be back in the columns -Velma Taylor of Blueprint and
Is Pvt. Manage wearing a must- lines, again. We think we have some Drafting Department. Tampa, Florida
ache because he is off the Latrine Why is tent 39 the cleanest on pretty good reasons for coming Welcome greetings to Loraine ,
the field? Is it because Private back just now, too. The main one Meador, who has returned to Sup- __
Parker has housemaid knees? is the Bond Drive held in the ply from what would have been
Rex Billiard Parlor Come to the Chapel, fellows, Battalion last pay day. a vacatioil had more pleasant WELCOME TO
Ddiniel S. Bagley and see our new field organ. Lt. Edward H. Busch, Battalion circumstances prevailed tonsils
Sunday morning at 9:00, Catholic Commander, and Lt. Jack L. Heib, has she none. H O E L K N
Mass, and at 10:00, Protestant our Adjutant arranged for five ___
1012 FRANKLIN worship. Tewish men are request- lovely ladies to come out and Fred Milliken. the busiest man TOM BRYSON, Manager
ed to attend services of their assist in the sales. The girls and in Supply, says if you take his
TAMPA FLORIDA choice in preferred place. Come the companies they represented telephone directory away from Lafayette -& Jefferson Streets
as you are!!!! were: Miss Lucille Rosier, Head-'his desk and don't return it, it

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By PFC Alvin M. Amster By S/Sgt. J. B. Harris By Cul. Ellis A. Hilborn
Mal Holden celebrated his Our boys of knowledge have Lt. Newman's shoulder is feel-
birthday last Sunday and received returned from Orlando with ho- ing much better now after a es FINES
many cards. Congratulations, Mal nors which do justice to the First on the shores of Miami. He claims OF L
even if a trifle late. Rept. Everyone regrets, however, that the good old Miami (Florida)
Goodbye and good luck to Mrs. that two were transferred imme- sunshine had a lot to do with it.
Dorothy Huml of A-3 who leaves diately. Sgts. DeBonis and Hop- Lt. Kidell is getting too rough O
us Monday for her Chicago home km kins will surely be missed as will with those commando tactics. S
while her husband attends OCS. Sgt. Block, who was transferred Take it easy, lieutenant. After
We certain y enjoyed working -rg last week. These boys were three all. .
with you, Dot. Let's hear from of our best; so naturally we hated We hear that a famous cigaret- LUMBER
o By Sgt. John F. Suszynski to give them up. (Gosh! that te company is dickering for Lt. AND
Best-Saying-of th-Week Dept: Added to its other "accomplish- sounds like an epitaph, but from Bassik's services. They want him
Col. Springer to T/Sgt. Karches: Ith Band no wther the reports we received from the to tour the country as a living P
"Col. t be pretty bad/ weather ments," the Band now bears the Orlando night clubs they are any- example of their slogan, "It's N. I
to ground a Link Trainer. r stamp of proficiency in amateur- thing but dead). Toasted." We wonder whether his
Hot Dots ism-thanks to Pvts. Bobby and Of all the boys who have re- complexion is due to the Miami
Tragedy of the week: Larry Dave Kuttner (reeds), Ira Spector turned from furlough, we think sun or a Tampa daughter. (pun, HEN
Traeddc of the week: Larry Dave Kuttner (reeds), Ira Spector s. S/Sgt. Goland is the biggest bum. son). (Courtesy of SN).
Haddock's youngster tore up the (piano), and Hal Richman (bass). His mother makes the most deli- G. B. Huiskes is the boy who Chi
family coffee and sugar ration After making certain that their cious cookies in the world and he, went to sleep on the floor rather
contribution is that fancy calen- professional standing would not the rascal, didn't bring any back than get his bunk messed up for,
contribution is that fancy calen- professional standing wou nowith him. the inspection that was coming. Sat
dar he brought back from fur- be impaired, the quartet banded Back Firit i Dow claims that there will be
logh Good luck to Ray Jot- together and poured out their So many of our friends have cold water in the shower room 504 Ty
ro e e souls in some sympho-rhythmic been transferred lately, however, unless he sees something in the
bruary furlough. He hopes to see
his sailor brother who served in impressions in such a way that we're lucky that they still com- way of a promotion. Our boy
tF5 south Pacific and is sched- Maior Bowes' representatives had municate with us. For instance, Thorman came back to duty today Service
i to be home at the same time to give them the nod during the T/Sgt. Krause still tucks Pvt. after seeing his wife who came
...-Is it true that A-4 will install Auditions last Friday. The exact Frank Majewski in bed. to stay in Tampa with him. He SuIp]
a personal PBX for Rosemary amount of the award is a military Congratulationsto Capt Lowery looked a little worse for wear, We Sp,
Groves so she can get all her secret; however, the boys are from the whole company on his but other than it was the same Foo
calls? | having quite a time trying to de- recent promotion. old Ra e o y.Mon
Woods, the cook, our Mr. Five cide whether to buy a plane or a Cpl. (Pop) Henry has returned Monkey Business Sulphai
by Fivee See Sgt. Joyner for yacht with the lucre. MAYBE from the Hospital, hale and hardy Gargantua (Antonoff. the mad
a quick treatment if you are ill you'll hear the guys on one of again. Russian) and Toto (Barry, the
S. Say, Olivier, what Corporal Major Bowes' airings hereabouts? Pvt. McCord-sorry he didn't Charles Atlas protege!) had quite
mortgaged his laundry so he could Furloughs-They Hope bring bossy with him when he a tussle. Gargantuathrew a flying
shoot crap? John Sweeney Sts. Bitner and Harwick look returned from furlough. Say's he, block at Toto, but Toto wasn't LI
sqhoo crap?. anod Seen eyookDadbur, ifsheBtnrouldawcook I there. Gargantua looked sheepish
learned how to make coffee from as though they have ust onped Dad burnt, if she could cook I there. Gargantua looked sheepish
ohn Hryewi o as some e o struck gold, orwould have brought her with with his nose digging in the sand. Mill
it that q t. Foerick and Sgt. something-but that blissful beam me." They must have learned how Leone looks plenty sharp with we
"Mirror Boy" Whitley will paint radiating from their direction to square dance in Nebraska. those new choppers of his. Speak- Re
murals in the latrines Oke comes from the prospects of an Shorty" is a king bee caller. ing of choppers, one man in our Phone
is pinch hitting at the Main PX early furlough. They're both Wonder if he can call pigs as outfit used to have a $65 set. That
on his spare evenings. Pennsylvanians I wonder if well as he calls sets. was until he stood next to a boat
Attention. Ladies they know that no trio to Pa. is Speaking of pigs, did you see railing. He sneezed. The masti- OPEi
A tentionL Ladies they know that no tri: to Pais Sggt Krause eat a whole chicken captors flew out of his mouth into
Evidently neither Mrs. Holden complete without a visit to Mc- Sgt. Krause eat a whole chicken caters flew out of his mouth into Ta
nor Mrs. Lawler feed their hus- Kees Rocks-that IS a town. at the party (frankly, we don't the drink. DeVary is quite an 'A.
bands. Both boys are paper nib- Running the Scale blame him, it sure,was good). independent lad these days with AB
blers at work... Dorwart is Tito's Pvt. Robert Crow, the youngest 1st Sgt. Mattice is one ee of the payday and all. We have to coax B
valet of our clan, has everyone in the best Masters of Ceremonies we'vedhim to take us where we want Groce
The barracks bag painting crew Band looking out for his interests. een in a long time. These red- tooWolf-I want P H
Labonte, and Stephens did a good laced as the Kid's Guiding Force, wits (and we dare some one to a furlough"; Felthoff-"It must be
job last week Pfc. Joe Corry by Cpl. Sudjian and Pvt. Rich- say we've ust half right). Inci- consumption." Drazdik--"I want
pulled his rank on Pvts. Di Lo- man now that Crow's training dentally, wouldn't you like to see to be a mechanic." Lorah-"Sarge,
renzo and Palumbo and made haKtaken on the subtler aspects Sgts. Mattice and McDonald in can I get my glasses fixed? "Soe
them clean up his area for last of SOCIETY ... the schedule now kilts and bag nires? Hargett-(Just back from a 15
week's inspection Say, Zahn- I includes dancing lessons, use of On the Q. T. day furlough) "Sarge could I
leuter. where did that rouge on the right hair tonic, and shaving (This is putting one over on our have a two day pass?" Engel-
your shirt come from? We thought lotions, a course in Bo-Girl cor- reporter). Last night, after a little hardt-(Lardie) woman trouble in
only cosmoline and ordnance in- I -"nondenee, etc... Good luck, party, S/Sgt. J. B. Harris made a Miami. Clark-"I'm sober as a: TAMI
.terested you? Kid-you'll need it. short cut the wrong way. He judge, want a haircut?." Work-
d _s--- e More of "H from D" ,opened a window and jumped mon-"I'll never do it again." And
The Deep Sleep Eleven, after through the screen. Better try last but not least, Bates who still
ae d8ig r B toard playing Tarpon Springs and Lake- the door next time, sergeant runs like a deer at 40. Dow got M
The tBioting BoIrly land with Hullabaloo from Drew ___ his. new choppers a little while M
h SGB last week, found time to make ago and looks like a new man. WINE
569hd SIG AW BN. an appearance at the Service KEESLER FIELD, MISS.--A G ______ __lo FREE
t. Riddle was doing all right Men's Dance for rd TiRes' recently-married sergeant in one 1601
drilling the battalion the others e This week the Show plays of the field squadrons wrote his 1 W DS
da util the boats eie to arasota and Clearwater: tn-friends that he was detailed to
oay unt her dogs decoidd t teake night's performance will be at the permanent KP in his own kitchen
distant between the first and sec- hditorium in Tampa ... all the -voluntarily, of course. Shortly
ond ranks a nwen d started to figt h s and "oirlq" of the cast are afterward, he received from his
onr S e red to greatjob.sympathetic buddies an attrac- CUL LUMBER CO.
there. Sgt. Riddle ordered them CO., h SAW Bmno
away twice, and then really got TO WARRANT F F I C E R tivel wrapped gift package con-
mad. The drilling area has been BAKER (on Leave of Absence): training a new red apron, appro- 'Everyhing to Build Anything'
declared "offhimits" to the dogs. Vo wouldn't recognize T/Sat. privately adorned with a G. Millwork Made to Order Sod
SPfc. Clit brought his wife back Eaton now that he's gone through sergeant's chevrons. 500 PACKWOOD AuthH
-with him when he returned from some rehearsals on the business --- Phone H1862 -- TAMPA
furlough. She wanted to find out nd of your bato s s Insure your future and the fu-
if it is true what she heard about longer (and faded); his nails, ture of democracy. Buy War
Southern belles. We could tell shorter; and in his sleep, he has Bonds and Stamps.
ouher n been heard to scream, "Come Bns an Attention! Dancing
Sgt. Waterman writes us from home, Mr. Baker-all is forgiven." Makes ne Graceful
Weehawken, N, J., where he is What do you make of it? DiOmo
on DS, that he .went into a for- I PRIVATE LESSONS
tune teller's shop last Wednesday. PLOTTING CO., 564th SAW BN. Selma D n DlaB
The mystic told him that all she i S ma Drennan Broo ks
could, see, in her crystal ball, were ".TS dMD D H S Assistants for Practice A.
her mother's sisters. Said Sgt.. L I Tel. H 32-654, 207 Parker St.
Waterman: "She had aunts in her By SGT. E. S. PERRY o --*----u
trance!" By the way, who is Sgt.
.Waterman? While there's life there's hope, H Fm H
SPvt Murton, while walking so here's a little something about Home Away Fr Home
dow' Franklin Street recently, Ithe old bunch. Without many of ERVI MEN
hac an of cigarette lighter gas- our former stars, we scraped up
olin his pocket. Six cars were a basket bail .ea. whin VT.
following him. -Mr. X. out and came back on the short ALBERTUS HOTEL CR
-end of a 44-10 score; we eie 956 Twiggs M 1339
Insure your future and the fu- never that bad. roe r 956 Twiggs _M 1339_
ture of democracy. Buy War Promotions
Bonds and Stamps. There was a tingle of joy in
the hearts of a few when the last wt1t to March Right L f a y e t t e H t I A" Se
batch of promotions came out, Wa to Marc RiCLAY Manager B
Hospital P Opens namely Slota, Goodson and Farns- Into Her Affections, SPA. CLAY, Manager
Hospital P.X. Opens worth, who are now staff ser- I 120 West Lafayette Street
To supply a much-needed giants. Soldier? East Side of Bride Phone
service in the hospital area, the 1 Yes, anything can happen in 4714
Post Tailor Shop recently :the state of Florida; freeze in the Phone M 5588 Tampa, Fla.
opened a branch in the Hos- Imorning and burn all day.
pita Post Exbranchang the Hos- We all bid Norton and Myers
Opital Post Exchange. (two grand old guys) -goodbye the lt71
p.m. daily, except Sunday, the other day when they left to join L- VALENC IA GARDEN
branch'specializes in all types another outfit, but we sure hope Restaurant
of alterations for both officers to meet up with them again soon.
and enlisterations for both officersAhem, where can we go now to E WE SERVE THE FINEST OF
Itsand enlvisted includes sewing get the badly needed five-spot? r .i SPANISH FOODS BI
on of chevrons, formfitting of All the schoolboys are getting ti: 811 Grand Central Ph. H 3773 Membt
shirts, shortening of sleeves, along swell, with different
sheirt shiortening of sleeves, school under their belt. With all
special tailoring on blouses this uncertainty, they are putting
fi t individual needs. a altor- a lot of other things under their ALWAYS SAY ... Service Men Welcome Spec
makes over enlisted men's belts, too. E T TE
inackinaw style. Who was the guy who tried to H.0 LS UM B R EA D GL
Miss Jerry Terrell is the qualify for the paratroopers by 811 Tampa St. Phone M 1094 Now
manager of the branch siSp in diving through a window the W. H. WHITE, Manager
charge of all services. night of the 1st Reporting's party? EXTRA FRESH
........ I think I'll dive, too. .-.

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Drew Basketeers First-Half Winners

After Throwing MacDill For Loss

By Pfc. Delwin Baggett
Drew Interceptors captured th,
first half of the Tampa Cit:
basketball league by defeating
the strong MacDill team, 50-47'
in a thriller on the Trailer Parl
floor last Friday night for thei
ninth straight victory in league
The Flyers from MacDill suf
fet'ed only two losses during the
first half and both of these were
meted out by the Drew quintet
Drew won the first meeting 56-47
Trailing 19-18 at the -half, the
Interceptors hit their stride ii
the third period and garnered 24
points to lead 42-31 going into
the last period. The Flyers hel(
a 13-8 advantage at the end o
the first quarter.
The scoring for the Interceptorn
was divided between Big John
Shearer, center, with 14; Corp
George Gaskill, with 13, and Lt
John Fowler with 6 baskets gooc
for 12 points. Corp. Ed Sitarz an<
Pfc. John Cassidy also figured ir
the scoring with six and five
points each.
Playing his steady game fron
his guard position was "Fat Man'
Cassidy, who is the workhorse o:
the team in stopping the higl
scoring forwards of the visitors
Also playing a bang up floor
game from his forward position
was the slim six footer, Ed Sitarz
from Northeastern college in Bos-
ton who played the last half with
three fouls against him.
Drew (50) g f tp
Bunnell, f ------0 0 0
Sitari, f ____--- -3 0 6
Fowler, f _-------6 0. 12
Shearer, c ------6 2 14
Schendel, c --0-- 0 0
Gaskill, g ------6 1 13'
Cassidy, g ------ 1 5
TOTALS_. 23 4 50
MacDill (47) g f tp
Ciesla, f -------5 0 10
Farley, f -------0 0 0
Israel, c ______ _-4 1 9
Cummings, g ____5 2 12
Kaveny, g I--- 0 2
Miller, g -------4 2 10
Henry, g --------1 0 2
Heinz, g 0 0 0
Scholtz, g -------1 0 2
TOTALS --21 5 47
----- ^ ----
Interceptors Lick
Food Machinery
Basketeers, 37-28

In winning their 15th game of
the season, Drew Interceptors
stopped the powerful Food Ma-
chinery quintet of Lakeland, 37-
28, on the latter's court last Wed-
nesday night.
Drew has suffered only two
losses for the season, one at the
hands of Plant High in an early
practice game and the other com-
ing firom Southern College of
Lakeland. The Interceotors have
played 17 games to date.
Lieutenant John Fowler and
Robert Bunnell led the attack for
the Interceptors with 13 and 10
points respectively.
The Interceptors led, 22-10, at
the lhaftime.
Big John Shearer, 6' 3" center
for Drew, turned in a beautiful
floor game on defense and in re-
trieving the ball off the back-
board for the Interceptors during
the light. Shearer collected two
baskets and a-foul for five points.
Cassidy and Gaskill were also

Est. 1925
* *

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Highest scorer on Drew Inter-
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ending on

defense for the

aw (37) g f
nnell, f ______ 5 0
arz, f ___-- __ 0
vler, f 6__ 1
ssing, f -_____ 0 0
arer, c 2._____2 1
skill, g .___ 0 1
bv.g v ..____ 0 0
sidy, g -__-- 3 0
:, g _____.0 0
TOTALS 1___7 3

F. M. Lakeland (28) g
Edwards, f 0___
Whitten, f_______ 0
Paniello, f __.___2
Morris, c ________ 4
White, g ---___- 6
Graves, g ______.
Toy, g ______ 0



Pat Phd0o uio
438 West Lafayette
4 Docrs From Paik Theatre


"Soldiers in Tropics
Battle With Bug,"
Drew Man Says


"You learn to soldier down in
SBO T SLANTS the Caribbean. You're on duty 24
SPORTS SLANflS hours a day and always subject
to call." Such was Sgt. Fred

By Pfc. Delwin Baggeft Thompson's expression concern-
Drew Basketeers captured the ing service with a fighter squad-
first half city title with a record ron which served 11 months in
of nine victories and no defeats. the tropics before coming to
S. The Interceptors' point-and- Drew Field.
half-a-minute team racked up 371 Like every other organization,
points against the opponents' 273 this squadron had its pets and
for an average of 48 points per mascots-consisting of. monkeys,
game in league play Against dogs, birds, and, of all things--a
all opponents, the Interceptors- goat. Other animals, including boa
have scored 768 points in 18 constrictors, crocodiles and alli-
games Drew lost their only gators, were to be found in the
two games to Plant High in an jungles near the camp, though
early season practice game and few were seen by the men.
to Southern College of Lakeland. Both seen and felt were the
S. Lt. John Fowler, former tropical pests. Mosquitos, taran-
Furman University varsity player, tulas and scorpions had the run
led the Interceptors in scoring of the place. Clothes had to be
with 84 points in the city league shaken, before wearing, to get rid
and was second high scorer in of the scorpions the primary
the league Drew will move evils.
into big time basketball when Housing Conditions
they journey up to Gainesville on They lived both barracks
the 19th and 20th to meet the They Showers and latrines
University of Florida in a pair of and tents. Showers and latrines
University of Florida in a pair f were strictly GI, with water
games. drawn from wells. Drinking water
Boxing had is place on he was purified and kept in Lister
Boxing had its place on the bags. With living quartets adia-V
schedule last week when Drew bags. With living quarters adja-
MacDill and Third Air Force met cent to fruit trees, each soldier
acDill and Third Air Force me had his private stock of coconuts,
in a three-way meet in the spa- oranges, grapefruit and bananas.
cious Benjamin Field Arena Dirty nativeyoungsters climbed
MacDill copped the match with the palm trie- to get the coci-
three-and-one-half points, Drew the palm es to he coc
was second with two-and-one-half u g their spare moments.
and Third Air Force third with During their spare moments.
and Third Air Force third wit- the men played base ball, basket
two points .. Mike Holland, for- ball or volley ball-or indulged
mer Pacific Fleet light weight in that famous indoor sport, sleep.
champ, put on a show with his A daily physical training period
cleverness and foot work in win- was held, and monthly ability
ning a T/KO over his opponent tests were held.
in the third round... The veteran
of many ring battles was in ex- Entertainment
cellent shape and too smart for The GI theater was an outdoor
his younger opponent. Drew will affair, with the usual hard
meet MacDill, Sarasota, Lakeland benches. Often, during the eve-
and Third Air Force in matches ning, tropical storms would spring
to come. up without warning. But the men
m ~ stayed on and watched the films,
The Drew Field basketball even during the height of the
league open play in the second storm.
half on Monday night with three As for going to town, they .-gre
leagues in operation .. .Each lucky to get out one night a
league is composed of eight teams month. When the mnen went to
.All games are played in the town, they knew just where they
three Recreation buildings here wanted to go, andc what they
at Drew. wanted to do. They had to guard
S~ ( against the illiterate natives, who
The Tampa City Tennis tourna- were eager to outfox any unwary
ment will open on Feb. 15 and soldiers.
all personnel of Drew who are The "Chiva"
interested in entering the meet The favorite method of travel
are invited to the Davis Islands to town was in a "chiva," a na-
Tennis-club The meet is a tive bus driven by a reckless driv- i
tough one. er. One never knew when they
-- were going off the road. No mat-
SHEPPARD FJELD, TEX.-Pvt. ter if the chiva was going in an
Bill Loos. on his first assignment opposite direction to the one in
as a runner, reported to the or- which you were headed, if hailed.
derly room and was given a mess- it would be turned around and
age to Barracks 309 in inform a driven -in your direction.
soldier that he had been called The legal capacity for the chiva
for shipping. Glancing at. the was 14 passengers. However, they
message on his way to the Bar- usually contained several addi-
racks, Loos discovered that the tional passengers. If the chiva
man to be shipped was himself! was stopped for.overloading, the

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police always arrested the last
one in, never the driver. Jeers
and boos greeted the arresting of-
ficer. Driving regulations re-
quired "keep to the left."
Since no USOs were present,
and there was a scarcity of white
girls, whiskey was the only out--
let-an extremely expensive item
in the Caribbean, selling for twice
the cost in the states. Native beer,
called "cervesa" (pronounced ser
vay sa), can also be purchased..
While its taste cannot be de-
scribed, the men claim it is a
powerful physic.
The language spoken by the sol-.
diers to the natives is a native dia-
lect combining English and Span-,
ish. English. and Spanish peoples
dominate the tropics.
Local PXs
The PX, of course, follows the
Army. The PX, housed in a GI'
building, specialized in cervesa,
with toilet articles and stationery
as a side line. Shipments of
American candy bars sell out-
As for the officers, the men
said they were "swell fellows."
Being in a combat zone shows
whether an officer is a may y
otherwise. Their officers p4
the acid test.
Summing up the experiences of'
service in the tropics, it all boils
down to one terse sentence, "It
was a continuous fight between
you and the bugs."



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