VOL. 1, NO. 50 Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida Friday, February 19, 1943
39-Year-Old Man Discharged Young Baritone Aviation Cadet L-(ol. Zipp,
To Return to Work On Farm Miami Trip Schools Now Open 0. Of Dive
"I liked the Army all right," up, his reasons for having sought To Applicants Bomber Oroup
said Pvt. Reuben G. Thornton, on his discharge flowed out in a slow
the eve of his discharge from the southern drawl. Do you want work that is vital The youngest Dive Bombing
Army. "I liked my company corn- "I farmed mostly," he said.
wander, Lt. S. R. Span. Reckon "Reckon I worked on a farm as to the war effort, work that is in- Group at Drew Field today is
he's one of the best on the field. far back as I can remember. Also teresting and exciting, that keeps commanded by young and capa-
But it seems like I'll be more worked at odd times in a Hatties- you on your toes, work that puts ble Lieutenant Colonel Marvin S.
useful to the war effort on the burg wholesale tobacco company. you among the elite of the Army? Zipp, formerly of Hartford, Conn.
irm raisin' something' to eat than Was a stock clerk." y.r t '1pp
ram in the Army. My brother Replacing Brother You should find out more about To meet the genial colonel is to
Ins two farms. I'll try to work He is taking a younger married Aviation Cadet service, both fly- immediately make a new friend.
.,tith places. Lots of land to be brother's place on the farm. The ... ing duty and ground duty. His soft, pleasant manner is at
planted. It won't be easy, though." married brother, who is only 24, Applicants for air crew (bor- once manifest to all who come in
Pvt. Thornton is 39 years old, is entering the Army this month. hardier navigator r pilot) must contact with him. Coupled with
rapidly approaching his 40th The business of taking care of his barrier, navigator or pilot) must contact with him. Coupled with
birthday. Until granted his dis- brother's affairs is nothing new to be from 18 to 26 years inclusive. his genial personality is a man-
charge, he was a member of a Pvt. Thornton. He himself is not For ground crew (armament, cbm- ner of commanding men that
signal air warning service unit at married. munications, engineering, mete- draws automatic obedience' and
Drew Field. A native of Sylva- "Raised a family, but was never or ograhi offi respect.
rena, Mississippi, a farming vil- married," he said. "Father got orology, or photographic officer) respect.
lage about 30 miles from Hatties- crippled up when I was a kid. applicants may be from 18 to 30 Born in Hartford, Colnn. Z at
burg, he was working on a farm Had three sisters and two broth- years old, inclusive. Air crew ap- tended Syracuse University from
when drafted into the Army on ers to rear. One of my brothers plicants must pass a mental ex- which engineering school he was
August 31 1942, at Camp Shelby, is now in the Navy. An' now my Cpl. John Hession, of Albany, amination, ground crew appli- graduated in 1934. Aside from
Mississippi. After a week there he kid brother's goin' into the Army. New York, was declared the win- cants -must have from two to academic interests, the wrestling
was sent to Drew Field. He re- It's his place on the farm I'm ner of the second trip to Miami three years of satisfactory college team took most of the colonel's
ceived his basic training there takin'. for the Major Bowes amateur training. time during his undergraduate
and worked in the mess ration Pvt. Thornton is also suffering hour broadcast of February 18.
supply of his organization, from bad health which impairs His expenses will be paid by Marriage is no bar to accept- days.
To Work on Farm his usefulness to the Army. "I've Major Bowes, and he will receive ance. After graduation, pay varies Still Wrestling
Complying with the Army rules done had bad sinus trouble a long a $50 bonus also. from $252 to $327 per month. From Syracuse, Col. Zipp went
and regulations pertaining to the time," he said. Cpl. Max Brunker, yodeling Length of training varies from 12 to work for the International
discharge of men over 38, Pvt. cowboy from an air warning to 36 weeks, with training that Business Machine Company and,
Thornton is being discharged to FREE MENDING service unit, was the first winner. will be of great value in cor- as he sagely puts it, "I continued
go back to work on a farm to For.soldiers who need mend- When asked what he intended mercial aviation after the war. to wrestle, but in a different
grow peas, corn, cotton and other ing or minor alterations of to do with the $50, Cpl. Hession Information is available at way." Unexcited by the business
general farm products. He put in their clothing, this is a re- replied without hesitation, "That school office, Base School Build- Iroutine which ties down the av-
for his discharge on January 8, minder that the Officers' 50 bucks is for my furlough. I'm ing. erage man, Col. Zipp enlisted as
1943. He is one of the first men Wives Sewing Circle is still going to take my wife home with a flying cadet at Randolph Field
at. Drew Field to be discharged functioning. Bring your clothes me to Albany." His wife is the Drew Field Exchange basic 1937. Theraie he received hisn Feuar
under the rule concerning men to Chapel No. 1 on Wednesday former Mina Fogarty, of Rens- asic rainng and on February
over 38. mornings before 10 o'clock. selaer, New York. The Hessions News 16, 1938, anKelly Field received
He was a bit reluctant to talk The alterations will be made are now residents of Tampa. his wings and commission.
about himself, but once he opened free of charge. A baritone of quite some prom- In the United War Chest drive, Assi ve BomberFd,
ise, Hession has exercised his vo- all employees of the Drew Field signed to Lason Field, Ga.,
cal cordson numerous DrewField l employees of the Drew Field Col. Zipp met Hettie Ott Jones,
TEXA D EW FIELD SE DS musical programs, including the Exchange, numbering over 200,an Army nurse who outranked
Drew Field Star Parade broad- subscribed 100 per cent with a him and made him like it. What
cIS W E Sil61G V 8 I cast. He is also a member of the minimum subscription of at least did he do? He married her. From
Lawson Field the Zipps pro-
IS WIFE SIN I VALENTINE cast of "Hullaballoo From Drew," one-half day's pay. gressed to Hunter Field, Ga.,
musical revue which has received The Exchange has recently re- where the colonel became a char-
area c ceived some sizable and very de- ter officer, one might say, in one
Lucy Monroe, noted opera and sirable shipments of locker trunks,, of the Army's first two dive bomb
radio star, sang at Drew Field re- watches, shoes, shirts, insignia squadrons.
cently and Cpl. Hession shoes shirts insignia With young Eric, now aged two,
duet with her. MissMonroe and officers' caps Col. and Mrs. Zipp reside at In-
speaking of Hession, said that his Shoes will be sold only to hold- dian Rock, and natives of that
Swas one of the finest voices that ers of ration certificates, now pos- section will soon become accus-
Sshe had heard in more than 200 sessed, or a new form which will tomed to the colonel zipping about
appearances at Army camps and soon be provided. on his bicycle.
war industries. i Si Ton
T. In Albany, Hession sang profes- Marie Houston Sings Here night
Ssionally for the Alba-Del Light
S Opera Company. He was also well
known in upper New York .by a
sizeable radio audience, having
broadcast regularly over an Al-
.bany radio station.
S, He entered the Army on Feb-
ruary 10, 1942, at Camp Upton,
-New York, and from there he
-.' .1 .was sent to Fort McClellan, Ala-
Sa r bama, where he was stationed un-
SMutil Aplil 18. Then he was trans-
w ferried to Drew Field, where he
is now a radio operator in a sig- *
nal air warning unit.
Rationing of Shoes;
Two Ways to Buy
A Pair of Shoes
For the benefit of Drew Field
personnel, we are printing this
MUSICAL VALENTINE--M/Sgt. Dan H. Dawson sings a Texas information about the effect of;
song, recording of which was sent to his wife, Katherine, for a shoe rationing on soldiers.
Valentine. Under OPA regulations, there
are two ways by which a pair of
.This is a Valentine story. The and the record was posted to shoes can be purchased-either by
hero is M/Sgt. Dan H. Dawson, Katherine. presentation of Stamp No. 17 in
sergeant major of the 552nd Sgt. Dawson has been singing War Ration Book No. 1, or by cer-
S.A.W. Bn.. and the. heroine is for many years, ever since a bud- tificate from the Base Ration Of-
his wife, Katherine, of San An- dy gave him an old beaten-up gui- fice.
tonio, Texas. tar- while he was working on the An applicant for such a certifi-
S'gt: Dawson is a typical Texan 'Slaughter ranch in Arizona. cate should .present to the Base .
himself, a former cowhand who His favorite songs are the folk Ration Office a written request, 4"
forked the best.ponies from-Texas -songs of America, not necessarily approved by his commanding of-
to Arizona. from the west. Any authentic folk ficer, giving the following infor- ,
But since 1935 he.has been in song is all right with him. mation: -.
-tlc Army and now, what with the Now at Drew Field he is often That tle shoes are..badly need-
war, he was away from his wife the center of -evening songfests, ed; that he does not possess a War
on Valentine Day. just as he was around the camp- Ration Book No. 1 (sugar, coffee, At 8:00 o'clock tonight Marie of Shakespeare and songs by
Makes Her a Valentine fires under the western moon. shoes); that he has not bought Houston, American lyric soprano, American composers including
So he made her a Valentine. It The soldiers like his singing and any shoes since shoe rationing will present a musical program in sparkling melodies of Mexico,
wasn't the customary lacy thing. he has a good voice., went into effect. costume at-Drew Field's RB No. 1. American Indian love lyrics and
It-was a musical one. Strumming But it was probably at its very This request must be made di- An international concert radio a novelty group called the "Kalei-
his old guitar, he sang in a melo- best when he approached the rect to the Base Rationing Offi- and R.C.A. Victor artist, Marie doscope." Also included are re-
dious, soft Texan drawl the words microphone to sing to Katherine, cer. Houston's singing and travels aurcts numbers of "Old Favor-
to 'My Browan-Eyed Texas Rose." his brown-eyed Texas rose, and Certificates are not transferable have taken her over one-half mil- ites" from musical comedy selec-
His song was recorded by the let her know -he was thinking of and must be used within 30 days lion miles to many foreign lands. tions, old songs and familiar tunes
trhnscription facilities at the.field I her on Valentine Day,. from the date of issuance. Her repertoire consists of songs of bygone days.
____~~~~~~~~~~~" -V 1 -EUE1 -e '-e~~ebural&i4
Polk Vet And
BRr Tuir\ oGunsc
Queen of Hearts and Her Maidsof Hopor
i son UJ icw.d is u J
For The Army
Carand rifles will represent two
ti.ater Haven, Florida, citizens on
thV fighting front, made possible
by contributions received Satur-
day by the Public Relations Of-
fic, Drew Field, from A. R.
The result was a check for $160, .l
seat to the Public Relations office
at Drew Field with an attached .-
note saying the money was to be
used to buy two Garand rifles.
ci emm's letter react:
"Please find my check enclosed
in the amount of $160 for two
Grand rifles for the United $ .
statess Army. I have read in the
STaimpa papers that this can be Left to right, Miss Margaret Aizpuru, Miss Louise Stanford,
4onpe. Miss Margaret Foy, the Queen of Hearts; Miss Alice Mae Yates,
."My son Richard is too young and Miss Mary Frances Cooper. (Story on Page 7)
;or the service, but is a member
of the Junior N. R. A., and he cots with no mattresses or pillows,
wishes to donate one of these. I that didn't sound so good. When
m a veteran of the last World we found that we were to eat at
War and wish to donate the other general mess out of our essits,
'This looks like a good opporgenera mess out of our mess kits, WIRED YWHERE
tunily for many people of small then after we ate, we were ready WIRED ANYWHERE IN
or limited means to help a little to go back to Savannah. Nobody THE .U S. A.
extra antd Ihoe ma helpo them is kicking about the situation be- Hospital Bouquets
e taking advantage e mof it.' cause we know it will be rem- N
are taking advantage of it. edited, if possible and iL F it isn t NGLL Fllora Co.
Public Relations officers said eied, if possible and if' it isn't abral Co.
KIemm and his son will receive possible then the boys are able
citation certificates from the sec- to make the most of it. Open Evenings
retry of the treasury for the pa- The squadron has split up now Call H-1855 306 W. Lafayette
tziotic act, and also will be noti- and we in this squadron think
fled of the serial numbers of the that we are going to have a good
~-ifles bought with their money. outfit under it's new "manage-
Such donations are forwarded ent." Sgt. Craiger, our new first
t the treasury department along sergeant who is taking the place
wviLh the requests that they be of Sgt. Gelband, has a lot of new
wsed for the purpose expressed. ideas about getting things on the
Price of one Garand rifle is $80. beam. More about the- new outfit 9
Any person or organization mak- will be heard about in next
ing donation of that amount will week's issue.
.nceive citation certificates and Right now it's too cold to think
serial numbers, just as will of any more "news" so this is all
Klemm and his son. for today.
k,-veral days ago, news re-
leaksed from Drew Field Public
Relations Office stated that office
o- i~d handle contributions for SMARI SPOT OF
pLtrhase of Garand rifles to be-" A Air-Condiioned -Ph. M1878
ILned on the fighting front and aAirCondiioned M 187
,ic-ral response is being received. w 39c Matinee 44c Night
Such donations are forwarded to'
tche Treasury Department, along'= TODAY WEDNESDAY
it. the request that they be
Zis-i for the purpose expressed. IN GORGEOUS
i, is the suggestion of Colo"lolUp W TGCHNIGOLOR
BIiAL~in B. Asp, Commanding Of-
i.r of Army Air Base, Drew
Firs, that arrangements be made ---
f;? the return o;f the rifles puL- '=
c'h based, if practicable, or similar _. ,
ri'-Is. to each donor following .r
tsh close of the war as souvenirs. :s.- -- ".'
S 2ist Bombardment Squadron o.'oZ //
This squadron, which was ac- c*D cn'C
tivated a year ago last week at = Di. al, & o -
Hiunter Field, Savannah, Georgia, coo1V e: e fsc "
z rrved at this station recently. to= ~i
iost of the time since has been t a
spent .in getting our bearings 5G L'
trying to find the location of tra
headquarters, operations, finance,. o1cXe
prst exchanges and other crowded '
ptazes. aT o
As a general rule the first im- .' h
p-ression of a new field is always d eli~t
. bad- one, .but there,,was ,an ex- W" .,. t 3ae isoGax
-cption to the general rule in our C, itist'
csse. Our first impression was the *a,11 .
good and the second impression
csad. The idea of Florida Sunshine
,Vai picking oranges right off the
r-ees whenever we were hungry
-raked good to everybody. JA PA-ER reA E-
But when we found that we GEORGF I. MASON M
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84th BOMB GP. t a nice warm (?) Florida.
S3rd Bomb 5q. returnecl from furlough recently
T :h i-f u m [Tl r They're still shivering.
e Ei ly Frum Recently the 303rd, Bombard- Who is the mighty champ in
The Headquarters volley ball ment Squadron arrived at Drew the 1st Reporting Company-the
team comprised of officers of te I Field, greatly refreshed (??) after man with the sandpaper teeth?
team comprised o officers of theied, T/5 Welden returned from the
84th Bomb Group challenges any a comfortable sleep aboard train, hospital last week, saying he hat-
officer group at Drew Field. They They immediately noticed the ed to leave. I saw the nurses, too.
were the champs at Hunter Field, Three Is a Crowd
where string of 56 consecutive warm sunny climate (Temp. 40 Three Is a Crowd
where a stringof56 consecutive and later realized how We are all wondering why two
victories were registered. (Don'tdeg') and later realized how e
let this scare you, as they playedon't changeable Florida's climate is- of our supply men have to eat
the same team 36 times.) The chili today, hot tamales. at the Manhattan Cafe with only
Eght Forum is caced b Cat The, Squadron is now located, one girl. Has someone lost his
Eighty Forumd each game is playcoached on "I" Avenue between 1st and charm?
Loftus, and each game is played 2nd Streets-only 4300 feet from Three of our old young men
in a strictly CLEAN manner, as line. over 38 years of age are about to
the chaplain, Lt. Fix, is one of the Master Sergeant Jones has done assume the title-of "Mr." Ah!
outstanding players. h as a compulsoryhis part to assure the Coca-Cola We feel sorry for Sgt. Wise. He
workout and exercise period daily Company a prosperous year for was told his furlough was can,
from 1015 to 1115 or 1600 to 1700. 1943. As the result of a bet with celled and that he had to start
Lt. Col. Paul Zartman, the C.O. Staff Sergeant Prindle, the un- school on Monday.
of the..84t, can be seen sweating lucky sergeant bought forty-five Sgt. Parrish and T/5 Wilson had
iof the.8thh, can be seen sweating cokes for the night line crew. a burping good time yesterday on
it out with the rest. Lts. Fried- It's "School Daze" again for the rough and rugged waters of
lander and Simonton are the Staff Sergeant Quinn, who left by Tampa Bay. (They're debating
physical training officers for the toattend Administrative now whether or not to join the
For Sale. Cheap Inspector's School at Fort Logan, WAVES..) --Mr. X.
Residents of Indian Rock would Colorado.
like to buy an alarm clock for Lt. Congratulations to Lieutenant Drew Fr
Dupre, as his dog wakes every- Congratulations to Lieutenant
body else up before he can wake Hodges on his recent promotion WHEN NATURE FORGETS...REMEMBE
body else up before he can wake to first lieutenant-the first pro-
h uso EX-LAX
alarm- clock, who wants.to buy a motion at Drew Field. Further
stolen dog? congratulations to 2nd Lieutenant L A
Hear the one about the, Air Speaker on his marriage-another
Corps lieutenant who, for three first at Drew- Field. ., 'i A NIvWt1/(4
day'ssunning, shwedhis wife's A certaingroupf lieutnants
pass at the main gate of another have been enjoying the balmy
field and was saluted and passed breezes. and warm. sunny climate
each time. His wife made him on their early morning rides to e not too strong
stop on the fourth day for fear Drew Field from their living % not too mild!
that the M.P:s might want his quarters-which are only twentyit'
picture when she went through. miles from thefield. In the inter-i t
For proof contact your Special est of health, and the gasoline and As a precaution, use only as directed.
Service officer at Drew Field's tire rationing, they have agreed
newest Dive Bombing Group. The to walk the distance at least three
C.O.'is Lt. Col. Zipp times each week._
Sub-Depof Subs The Bloling Board
SH t a n 569th S.A.W. BATTALION DINNERS
Lusty "HELLOS" to all new ,_n
employees of 26th Sub-Depot. S/Sgt. Waterman, DS, Wee- aeats, Poultry, Groceries, and
NEWS SCOOPS Myrtle Fao Ihawken. N. J., whites that the re- se1li,,te1hset,. ilerring, Los fand
num visiting hubby Lt. Bud in cent blackout up north was so alluidlllds f iishll, sttritivy fre,ih.
Orlando. Eunice Blondeau effective because the fireflies had WINE, BEER, SAND WICIES
transferring to Fairfield, Ohio to paint out the upper half of FINMAN'S KOSHER
Ellen Fortson transferred from their glow. Arbuo MARKET
Supply to Payroll Department .... Why is Sgt. Arbusto so heat- MARKET
Supply's LOSS Headquarters' broken these days? Last night he ol.ly Kosher Market in Tampa
GAIN Captain Packard now Per- was heard singing "When Your 928 E. Broadway Ph. 56
Draftsman, "DRAFTED"-we are whole company in tears.
..U MS + nwliti hi 5 1 ii Uo w,... .. T/Sgt.s Vidovich and Siegler
now awaiting nis return so we
can greet him with "HOW YA
BUCK?" .. We hear it's wedding *
bells soon for Velma Taylor .
Lt. R. E. Jones awaiting transfer
orders (sorry you're leaving, Lieu-
tenant) Tom Gray, of Recla-
mation, made a trip to the altar.
recently, saying, I DO Sub-
Depot Cutie of the week-Louisa
We hear Anne Kutner of Ma-
chine Shops is a wonderful cook.
Ask hubby John, he KNOWS ...
Mary Rose Gallagher, of Head-
quarters, says not to mention to
a soul the fact that Headquarters
hasn't been'working on the night
shifts recently. Now, please re-
member, folks, this is strictly on
the Q. T.
Where there was one, there's
now two. CONGRATULATIONS
to CAPTAIN Alfred C. Cromartie,
26th Sub-Depot Supply Officer.
.Some people get all the breaks.
Ruth Kelly, of Supply, applied for
a transfer to F.A.D. to be closer
to her home and Hubby. Hubby g
was transferred to Sarasota, Flor-
ida, and appeared in Tampa a
very few hours before Ruth left
for Ohio, so, Ruth, instead of
going North, went South.
Our sincere hope that Mrs.
Edna Linn will not be absent from
our ranks too long, cannot .be ex-
pressed more thoroughly. She has
been admitted to St. Joseph's Hos-
pital for a very serious operation.
SThe Supply Office was honored
Sby a visit from Lt. Col. C. C. "Joe"
Harris the other day. Shop around
more often, Colonel; your visits
bring back sweet memories.
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SIG. HQ. & HQ. C., 9th F. C.
The Bugle (all
By S/SGT MIKE DODD
It's been going on for almost
two months-this back-to-nature
idea It all started when this out-
fit up and took off for a spell of
maneuvers out in the jungles
where men are men and the mos-
quitoes are glad of it. Speaking
of mosquitoes, some of the fel-
lows have .caught fleeting
glimpses of one of the critters at-
tired in a toin cloth, swinging
from tree to tree, a la Tarzan. I've
been keeping an eye peeled hop-
ing to spot his mate in a sarong-
a la Dorothy Lamour.
This no man's land is a snake-
infested place. A wide variety of
various-kinds of reptiles glide and
wriggle beneath your feet and
through the dense jungle growths.
The other night, two soldiers had
retired on their cots in their tent.
One groaned and complained of
abdominal pains. "Aw, forget it
and go to sleep," advised his bud-
dy drowsily. "It's probably some-
thing you ate." Something he ate,
my eye! What was causing that
soldier's tummy ache was a six-
foot black.snake encircle thrice
around his cot, sort of squeezing
down tight on the poor guy's
One night recently, while boat-
ing .on the clear, blue river wend-
ing its way through the jungle,'
the tranquility of which .was
broken-only by.the constant melo-
dy of the insects, and with soft
moonbeams streaming h a z i 1 y
through moss-draped trees, fre-
quent flashes of light from my
flashlight stabbed the dark shad-
ows, playing over the waters, then
darting on the banks. I happened
to spot what appeared to be a log
on the bank. Seconds later, noted
two green eyes glaring from the
end of the log. I knew at once
that this log was no log. The thing
emitted an eerie sound as it slid
stealthily into the river with a
splash. There was one more alli-
gator in the stream-and one sol-
Ah, but jungle life is great!
Just ask any of the fellows out
here-but'.don't tell them that I
told you to.
Venite a manciari i famose
spachetti- coninati de per-
sone compatenti, venite una
volta e restati sodisfati .
sicuro che refornati-Amore.
In other words, "ILyou want
real spaghetti, cooked by
one who knows how"
123 HYDE PARK AVE.
By SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
WELCOME: Pvts. "Dee" Clem-
ents of Washington, D. C., and
"Del" Purga of Schenectady, N. jL
Y. Drummer "Dee" came to us From the Base Administrative
from the Medics, and lost no time Inspector's Office.
applying his training to a bruised
knee sustained by Pvt. Roscoe By M/SGT. ROBERT ROSS
Lamb. "Del" is already well
known for his fiddling on Special Lieutenants Jones and Mitchell
Services radio and soldier shows and Sgt. Hardick have returned
at Drew-he will be playing clari- from Fort Logan, Colorado. They
net with the Band. have successfully completed the
Pvt. "Pops" Nailor had a tough Administrative Inspectors' course.
time trying to explain the lipstick They have the evidence to show
on his neck the other night-a "for their 30 days' hard work,
fine example for Kid "Jim" Crow. brand new sheepskins. Welcome
I wonder if "Pops" knows that back to our family circle.
Pfc. Sam Schiavone ("Hostess" in If you lost anything in your
"Hullabaloo from Drew") smeared Council book, we will surely find
the stuff on his neck while pre- it, when we make our monthly
tending to be sympathetic about inspection.
the situation." If you suffer from ailments
The "smiling" faces of Pfcs. called "Councilitis" (QM Form
Galdino, Owings, and Woodke No. 15) or a disease called "Comn-
show how happy they are to be pany Funditis," bring your trou-
back from their recent furloughs. bles in to this office. A sure and
Galdino, our tonsorial artist, got positive cure is guaranteed. You
back just in time to ready the will always find a "welcome"
gang for Lt. Albers' inspection- sign on our door mat. We are al-
Cpl. Costello had to be anesthet- ways glad to lend a helping hand.
ized for his haircut. Speaking of No job is too big or too small..
furloughs, Pfc. Bob Ludwig, act- Our slogan is "Instant Service."
ing supply sergeant, won't smile Our motto is "The customer is al-
again until Sgt. Harwick gets ways right"-if.it's according to
back from Zion Hill, Pa., to re- A. R.
lieve him of the chore. -
Cpls. Will Krewson and Ralph Church Call
Sudjian make a fine pair of help-
mates in the Orderly Room; the
set-up now is a "rest cure" for Protestant Services:
your scribe it's gonna be Sunday--1 a.m., Chapels No.
tough to have to work for a liv- 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.. 8 a.m, Holy Com-
ing again-SOME DAY. union (Episcopal), Chapel No. 4.
Pvt. Ira Spector, pianist, discov- Sunday Evening--7:30, Chapels
ered that he is still "on location" No. 1 and 4.
at the Chateau Moderne, New Wednesday 7:30, Chapel No.
York City night club-according 5.
to "Billboard" magazine. Jewish Services:
The Station Hospital has its Wednesday-7:00 p.m., Chapel
own one-man band-Pfc. Mike No. 3.
Vitale and his trombone-and the Friday-8:30 p.m., Chapel No. 3.
musical fare includes concerts and
parades. How is your lease-break- Catholic Masses:
ing coming along, Mike; when do- unday-6:15 a.m., Chapels No.
you expect to be back with us? 2 and 3; 9 a.m., Chapels No. 2, 3
Capt. S. E. Mear, music advisor and 5.
of the Fourth Service Command, Daily-6:15 a.m., Mon., Wed.,
paid us a visit this week; he di- Fri. and at., Chapels No 2 and 3.
rected the Band, told some amus- 5:30 pm. Tues. and Thurs., Chap-
ing stories about bands and el No. 2
bandsmen, and then left with the Chapel No. 1, corner of C and
promise that the 69th Army Air 8th streets.
Forces Band at Drew Field could Chapel No. 2, between 5th and
expect authorization for addition- 6th on E street.
al men, and a new table of or- Chapel No. 3, corner 2nd and
ganization that ought to be Tampa Bay Blvd.
great news for Warrant Officer Chapel No. 4, between 2nd and
Lester G. Baker when he gets 3rd on L street.
back from Kalamazoo, Mich., this Chapel No. 5, between 2nd and
week. 3rd on N street.
F/SGT. EDWARD W. SMITH
If you ask F/Sgt. Edward V
Smith, of Rome, Ga., anythir
about the history of Drew Fiel,
you're asking one of the men who
saw this field rise from a muddy
swamp to become one of the
most beautiful camps in the
qn.uth- qnr fbt, 1,q~vrrrP-f niv hn in
aULtni CII Iar gsT air rase in
Inducted into the Army on Oct.
By S/Sgt. J. B. Harris 15, 1941, Sgt. Smith spent two
Well, here it is Friday, and time months at Camp Wheeler, Ga.,.
to haunt the outfit again, with a combat intelligence unit
Pfc. Lloyd DeLong has been of the infantry. When the first
carrying the torch, but not for a group of signal, corps men came
girl. This time it's for the 564th. to Drew, Dec. 14, 1941, Smith was
Lloyd has done a magnificent job one of the men assigned.
of finishing the Day-Room in a. Under Lt. Col. Richard Gimble,
nice burnt grain, then Sig. A. W. commander, Sgt.
Strange Sights Smith became the first sergeant
The other day we stepped out major of the Sig. A. W. units of
our door, glanced toward the Drew Field.
Plotting Co. supply room, turned When the 503rd'SAW Regt. was
around and came back in. Then' formed, he took over the duties
we started all over again, but our of sergeant major of the Plotting
eyes didn't deceive us. There was' Battalion. After one month, he be-
Sgt. Perry huddled around a stove came sergeant major for the regi-
which was in the middle of the ment.
yard. Now Sgt. Perry, don't you Sgt. Smith attended Georgia
think it was a little silly trying Tech., majoring in mechanical
to heat the entire area with ONE engineering. While there, he was
little stove? on the varsity golf team for three
Then we were attracted by a years. He also became a member'
very unusual sight. 1st Sgt. 0. B. of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fra-
O'Brien stuck fast in the -doorway. ternity. Leaving .school at the end
You see, if he doesn't go out side- of three years, Sgt. Smith went
ways, he can't get out, and this to work for the Rome Machine
time he was in a hurry and forgot and Foundry Company, becoming
himself. Too much steam in the the assistant office manager.
supply room! An. expert golfer, Smith shoots
Half-F/Sgts. in the .low 70s, recently shooting
In the absence of our 1st Sgt., a 72, two over par for the Palma
a drastic situation has arisen. Ceia Country Club golf course-
That is the problem of having one of the lowest scores regis-
two half acting first sergeants. tered at the club.
Sgts. McGuckin and Krause have
been pulling hair as to which is
the most important half. If we sick,.shutting both eyes tightly to
had to choose between them, we keep out the Florida real estate,
certainly would. Personally, our "It's an eye-opener."
choice would be Pvt. Stewart. He Cpl. Robertson, "It's only six
knows all the answers, even the miles from the barracks to the
$64 query. flight line, although it seems
And PU-LEASE, Cpl. Obed Lee, longer when one has to hoof it."
do as we say, not as we do. You Lt. Roose, 'No, that's not valu-
know it's safer that way and we -able rubber you smell-I gave up
are not kidding. the strategic war material and
I Have you seen our boys at the now use genuine ersatz pipe to-
pool table yet? They're sharks, bacco."
Even Capt. Morang made a hasty Lt. Luper, "I'm disappointed in
exit saying, "My God, and I the woman-power situation here
thought I knew something about in Tampa. Why, last night when I
pool." By the way, if we're not favored the town with a visit, I
mistaken, Capt. Morang is respon- didn't see more than a hundred
sible for our having acquired the gals that I'd be willing to let hold
pool table; thanks, Capt. me on their laps."
S______ Lt. Weir, "The Army lacks
discipline. I gave a WAAC private
302nd Bombardment an order and she not only refused
Sq d n News t carry it out, but slapped my
Squadron News face.a
After 10 days at Drew Field, a Sgt. Gherna, "An optimist is
Gallup poll was taken by the soldier who expects to get a se
302nd's galluping Paul Revere. on a Tampa-Drew Field bus."
Paul reports hearing the follow- Lt. Whittle, "I wrote home that
ing comments: I was now in the A.E.F.-Ameri-
Lt. "Train-Commander" Mate- can Exiles in Florida."
EP! -THIS i///
Y,: Vs 1i,--l /- I AY, CAN YOU
S DROOPY! TELL W RE Y
o s/ /A CAN FIND TH -IS
/-S / R A /T
S-^fe. 1 W1/70E AY? '
"Miss Oolala, the boys wondered if you could give them
few pointers to improve their flank movements-"
February 19, 1943
DR~EW FIELD ECHOES
r-bviirnlx 1Q 1q TIEV ILDECOS ag
ce I. I elebtaitT te YeOn.U T5 VI. O
Sereitdh lq/eaz im Tla po
SINV I T E YOU T 0 VI S IT OUR U-
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Our new, larger, beautiful studio expresses what
we think our customers deserve-spacious and
complete facilities to serve them. in a manner in
keeping with our artistic profession.
We are proud of our new location because we
now join the ranks of the many other Tampa
business' which have taken on a new "face"-
evidence of Tampa's healthy growth and demand
for larger, finer shoos.
We wish -to express our sincere thanks and ap-
precation to the many customers whose loyalty
and patronage have made this expansion possible.
We invite you to visit our new home where we
can serve you better than ever before.
502 TAMPA ST.
DREW FIELD FCHOES
Phrurarr 10 1&94
page D'IEW FIELD ECHOES February 19, 1943
RADIO DEPOT "B" STAGE PIII FIGEVENTER COMMAND T AND DASHES
Z M A SEA BREEZES PLOTTING COMPANY, 564TH BO B S
By SGT. JACK GOLDSPINNER By Pfc. Alvin M. Amster By SGT. E. S. PERRY X
Today (Monday) we all found out .
OFFICIAL The new SEA BREEZES' office is why they call Topkick O'Brien "Big
utstandin Graduaes located in Upper B-2 where the writer Chief." In action against the Orde-lv y
Outstanding Graduates is quarterred between At Glassen and Room stove he blew out a red hot .
The honor student in the Graduating Gladue Guidry. We left our former fire with one bucket of water. Of .
Radio Maintenance class of Feb. 13th buddies Herm Cohn and John Ashe and course, when the noise qucte.ie- down, ,
was T. Sgt. James Hopper, with a the boys of B-1 Upper when that list Sgt. Krall looked as e nad slept in Complete Line Military Supplies For The NeedsOf
"mere" final average of 98%! Congrats. was .posted last wee,. 'an ash can all night. And it had to S e
Close tie-seconds of 97% averages were We learned that Vince Rosche, a happen on one of the coldest mornings 7I M
M. Sgt. Wm.- H. Hevesque and T. Sgt. Squadron alumnus, is now a Staff Sgt. of the year. SERVICE M
Clifford Young. His address is 1137th School Sq., Bks. I don't know how the basketball R
T.5 Raphael Mirzoeff's record shows T-305, Camp Luna, N. iex. game is coming out tonight, but the EXPER' T AILO RING
that he was the honor student of the The recent engagement and pending books are laying heavy dough on our *
Radio Operator's Class, which gradu- marriage on March 1 to that Sarasota opponents. 207 Lafaytte St t Tampa
ated last Saturday, in winning-by a school teacher is the reason for that everyone of us gained a lot of lime ..
nose over Pvt. Joseph H. Kane. Con- extra big smile on Sgt. Ed Knippers' wiin me new Mless Hall opened up
rats. beaming face. Say, Ed, if you have the across the streets. The latest signed *
-Most Improved Student wedding in Lakeland how can we kiss rumor has it that Cols. Griner and
Pvt. Robert J. Cope showed the great- i1your bride? (Playing safe, eli?) Pupo are to be the Company buglers;
t the I Best-Saving-of-the-Week Dept. Said they only have to get up a half hour
est iinprovement'in the Junior Mai- Lt. Col. Ernest F. Williams (after visit- before the rest of the Company to AIR CONDITIONED
tenance Class. His weekly grades rose inr A-3 section): "Cozy little madhouse; blow first call.
from 66% to 84% in one week. isn't it?" id you ever notice how many of
UNOFFICIAL 'Hot Dots our former mates, officers too, .....-,
The Phantom Keyer If central files keep on adding new back "to see about their mail?" I 'i.ar
Sgt. J. W. G. and Sgt. M. V. J., after men, they'll need a building for them- that Pvt. Cox is quite a playboy a,:. ., R 1 A
school hours, were sending code mes- selves Mal Holden still carries his the new- dayroom' is sure a pip, a',u j a
sages'-back and forth at a -fast 'clip on Draft card The continuous for- a result is well'patronized; the pool
the table nets. Suddenly they heard warding of mail keeps Sgts. Nosker and table'has uncovered :some pretty Iair AB
ZOA 10 coming through the earlhonds. Zinser busy -Tomorrow are both pool sharks. e *Complete
Sgt. M. V::J. sent a repeat signlal while "Frankhouse" Shields and little Janice There's a certain' bunch that goes Barber Service
Sgt. J. W' G.'sent a wait signal. Aimo- Batemen. Lt. Bateman baby's birthdays oilt together regularly ndra c.:- a
ment later the signal to send-at 6 .wpm;i'. Stinky" Horrigan had another serious beer i...,rrae .:,:r ,., re,, Epert Barbers
came over' the phones. Bttlih sergeants birthday last week too do: Is marriage u,0- :,.t :l.I." H:,'.er, r
could not"believe that n e other had' Steelnack, Parsons, and Daugherty hard of anyone getting ; r...-a rH aniuri-ts
sent the-signal. Finally; .-.h.n ZOA 10 have a St. Pete sugar daddy who really lonI. in.. 5T PR.rk ,. :e.'1ii-n P. s -eanu
eame 'over the phones, Sgt' M V J. takes care of them on their days off cs.il',er..:; e:onr- II..-rI a .-Ir uicr.t C 1 1
looked questioningly at Sgt, J. -W' G.- These quiet guys sure get around. physical education teal. ',r .(Lei.- H. 0. LEvIS, Igr.
and noticed that thie latter'g handa"w Just ask Pfe Herm Cohn what his mg over his muscci .:- I.:...I ,r
not on the key, although ZOA 10 a. 'ecret is Jim Pack now owns an the course if there at '.. iaclei AIR ONDTIN
still oolingthrouh neeathpnhou n i Allison En'ine School diploma. Now thatL Cpl: T6a!,l. bac. '.. i AIR CONDITIONED
still coming through the phones. Glnnc. Potential Marriage? us, -it sure ishard, ro n r an.y ougkl
ing quickly down the line of nPtworl- Washe is sweating out his coming calls. He's quiet no... ., i I ._.r .hon.,
positions nhe noticed 'Sgt. J. P. atr oim marriage to that Pottsville CPa.) honey' call. Off we g.o .. ....
of the positions in' the rear of the room, Sotaik is sweating out his o,
pretending that he was asleep with his furlough ... .Lt. Lane is back as .- 1
fingers on the kev. He continued send- A-4 while Lt. John Dashiell replaced S' rvice Men:- Officers ami ie
ing ZOA until things started flying in him as Sq. Supply Officer. e
his direction. By the way, Thom Ortiz still hasn't FOR REALLY GOOD FOOD AT MODERATE PRICES
Was His Face Red??? found a local cobbler's shop Sgts. LEASANT ATMOSPHERE-FOL LOW THE CROWD TO
Cpl. Jack Stare, one nice warm sunny Wahl and Joyn-r, just two Sq. roller PLEAANT ATMOSPHERE-FOLLOW THE CROWD TO
afternoon, was dozing in the Radio skating casualties who cleaned the
Maintenance Class during a demonstra- Coliseum's floor seven times last Fri- i T A
tion of the workings of a receiver. The day. Why did you tip that MP 15c,
instructor noticed that Stare's head Wahl? How about some gossip for
was drooping and asked him to shut us on the men in the Flight Section?
off the receiver, to see if he had been BAYSHORE AND JULIA'
paying attention. Stare, completely in SIG. HO. & HQ. CO. Chicken Dinners MODERATE:
a sleep-fog, turned the A.V.C., R.F. Steak, SeaFood, ChickenDinnersPRICES
Gain, Audio Gain, and the X1 Switch, t
before he finally found the' tone con- e 1 Delicious Sandwiches
trol switch. Cpl. Stare very sheepishlyIII Figh I r lBi85mandM
returned to his seat, while the class
roared at his switch-turning exhibition. By PFC ROY SWARTZ
The Department is happy to see Sgt. Toward the West Coast on furlough
James Singletary back at work again goes P T. Smith; Perea and Losee; with
after hi lhoesitalikation. Nelson, Lange, Rush, "Kropie," and H. \. g
He Knows His Code??? V. Smith heading toward the Midwest. -
Pvt. Bernard Bensen, a radio electri-The Silver Meteor alone the Atlantic
cian, tells one and all that he knows Seaboard, will carry Chrisp, Jones,RAP
his code. When put to the test, he just Koopka, Ziegler, and Sitar. Wise and *
xed fe ctesucas Sartain will o to Tennessee and Ala- Wat tO March Right .r.
Wmi Yed and A and N,such and J and 4. bama, respectively
W,Y and A and N, and J and 4. biggest surprise of last week: Fred n Her AffePHONE2 -GRA C RAL
Otherwise he knew his code, eh? Longman returns from his furlough. Into Her Affections, H.37i2 GA TRAL AVE
4( -- Society Section Soldi
SArm Ai Bs gt. Landry can be found most any Soldier?
inell Army Air ase Sunday enjoying himself at the Casino
From Reeile to e Matinee Dances .. A former member
From Reveille toRetreat of this company, Sgt. Berquist, was Florida Avenue at
married last Sunday in Tampa We elsboroTwiggsSt.
MEET THE MEN OF PINELLAS elect Gallagher President of the new Twig
K. P. club, with Butcher and "Pangi" -sFRANK J. HYNES, Manager
By S. Sgt. A. E. DeShon Vice Presidents, and Kapral as Treas-
urer. GASPARILLA TAVERN
T. Sgt. Rice tells-me ofa Master t Best idea o date: Bernie Te Bake COLONIAL GRILL Service Men W welcome
who, while sitting in the back of who gets his home town sweetheart a-d n i l e W aC.
B-18 during flight, fell asleep. When b at the P. d Th
the plane landed they woke him and Here and There
hollered, 'Bail out." He did, pulling the Where did Sgt. Boykin get that' tele-
rip cord and landing, to his. embar- phone greeting, "Dusty's Place-Archie
rassment, on the ground. With chute' speaking?"... Seen at the races the
not near opened there, hle lay ad other night-"Peppy" Culpepper, Stone, I
flustered; a victim of a prank. Spanier, and Jarrell Sgt. Bacich's
St. Fancis claims i e haest yellow neds ew hood LESLIE H. BLANK, Realtor
woig- rman on the field. How about In his sleep, Waldhouser talks of
wongt n f"The all clear signal"... Sgt. Park's WELCOME TO "Defense Rental Homes"
that??? Donkey Valentine from his wife, is"
Hello to Sgt. Davis and Corp. Ryan, plenty good Lt.. San Filippo is
downr Sarasota war. good v L KN O X 407 Tampa Street 4 Telephone 3222:
Any man over 38 years of age may still ookig for volunteers for1625K N
appiy for a-discharge trom the Arrily. push-ups;.
Holding. top honors in attendance is __
"Naturally" "Moon" Mullens, who never misses a- TOM BRYSON, Manager
T. Sgt. Maxwell is sweating blood. picture at Drew Field nor a perform-
They took his wife to the hospital dance at the Arena.
-ov | BENNETT'S DRUG STORE
today.' When asked what it will be, a Sick Report: From Dt to Sckin Lafayette & Jefferson Streets
course." entered the Drew Hospital Tuesday.
Pvt. Di Francisco is on a diet, he Sgt. Cook is improving but will remain
eats breakfast and supper only. He in the hospital for awhile yet. Co e 1004 Franklin St.
wants to have a small waist line when '-k Come on u
he sees his girl on furlough. He now 911TH OQ M. Complete Luncheonette Liquor Annex In Connection
measures 36 inches around the waist. Down!
"Mr. Five and Five."
Sgt. Dinner is one man who can talk al H B
for 45 minutes without running out of EServ e
conversation y ALL ONE A BSHOES
Local Boy Makes Good By CPL. R. C. T. PEARMAN Men PRICE MILITARY
F. Sgt. Robert L. Summitt, of theePRICEMILITARY
304th, has been in the Army a little I think it would be best to say $4.99 i GUARDSMAN
over a year. He became a member of nothing at all about the voice record- Deliius Fo Reasonably
the Armed forces on Jan. 15th, 1942. ings you fellows made last Saturday. Delicious seasonal
That's a good batting average, Sgt. Such things are better forgotten. Priced. Open'Day end Night. SHOES FOR MEN
Corp. Fenner, who works in engineer- Most of you fellows missed the laugh
inrg, is quiet and reserved. Ask him for of the night last Firday. The orchestra 508 FRANKLIN STREET TAMPA, FLORIDA
^yT. HUD (AFE 5Q FRANKIN STREET TAMPA, FLORIDA
you a quick yes or no. Quinten Stanley and Fred Morris stroll-I L D
The sooner we all cooperate and stay ed in, looking like a couple of mammy
off the newly planted grass, the sooner singers. They were Iresh off the night 501 FRANKLIN STREET DIN AND AT W ITE R S BAR
we may all berYfit by the reduced coal pile detail and they had about DINE AND DANCE AT W H E R OE B A
amount of dust and appreciate the half of it on their faces and clothing. LICAT Paul Webber, Prop.
fresh new green area that will grow. Congratulations to Pvt. Wilmort LI A'S
Wright; he is doing alright for himself. LIQUORS, WINES, BEER
He just returned from the OTU School A AS EA AND CIGARS
i i at MacDill Field with wery high rec-l
S T *A ommendalions, and now hi. is working A B U S A R E Z Cor. Cass and Marion
in the Unit Personnel Office. Keep
punching, pal. Children LI S I c' on Hillsborough Bay Phone 4502
erA O ERK SHS RTScared By Children
STAR KOSHER Those children from Tampa came out L I Try the Best in Food
here and scared the dickens out of our
DELICATESSEN basket ball team last Saturday. Thev FINEST LIQUORS
ELICATESSE would have done more than that if it BUS STATION
All Kinds of Herring, Lox and had not been for that last minute rally DANCING EVERY NITE Learn to Dance Correctly
Smoked Fish. Impo.ted and Do- and the expert shooting of Cpl. Lizz- Corner Tampa & Cass Streets BY ONE WHO KNOWS
mestic Cheeses. Kosher Wines. more of the 59th Avn. Sq. His last six 22nd Street Causeway IAKES ONE GRACEFUL
All Kinds of Sandwiches points were the margin of victory. Shone Y 1715 PRIVATE LESSONS
Open Till 11 P.M. I still don't know whether the fellows one Y 115 PRIVATE LESSONS
came out to see the game, or the lll I Tampa
805 Gr. Central, Ph. H29-842 pretty USO Hostess who accompanied PRIVATE DINING ROOMS Selk a Brooks 17 Years
,the team. As for your correspondent,
he spent half the time looking at the TEL. H 32-654 207 PARKER ST.
game and the other half glaring at the 30-Minute Service to Both
WELCOME SERVICE MEN beautiful lady in blue. o
WELCOME SRVIE ME forgot to ask Lt. May how things Fields at All Hours
IA A were going out in dear old Gonzad, E AT WELCOME SERVICE MEN
SNeb. He just finished a chilly ten days
leave out that way. HENDERSON Nu Wa Resta ran.
Pfcs. Howard Lewis, Marcellus Gib. S N Nu-W ay Rest
CAFE AND BAR e ack son an a 15M nute Service RMays are back froK the Cooks and We Have What You Like
1326 Franklin at Constant just itching to cook something. I don't IN STEAKS AND CHOPS
Phone M 7017 want to start a rumor, but has anyone During Rush Hours 713 GRAND CENTRAL
seen the dog lately? 2702 F'ORIfDA AVE.
"He Done Him Dirt"
In the "Aint What He Used To Be_____ ---
Dept.", we have Tech 5th Grade Ed-
Franklin St. Restaurant w snDickerson. It seems that Pvt. A Home Away From Home C ENT RA L O I L
John Simnson promised to take him to
HOME OF FINE FOODS NY aith n lhe left on furlough, For Further Information SERVICE MEN COM P ANY IN C
At Reasonable Prices Now Dickerson canli eat or sleep and
he has lost his boyish interest in life. A 4 ALBERTUn HOTEL I
SPANISH DINNERS Just wait 'ti! that Simnson gets back. AL ETI O
The old Field Marshall, Theodore
.1406 Franklin Street Robinson, is really on the ball since Tampa, Florida
his return from OTU School. He's a 956 Twiggs M 1339
Tech 5th Grade now, you. know. l
-...- 1'.'* .. .... .- -----
Drew Service Men's
Club Elects Miss Foy
"Queen of Hearts"
Miss Margaret Foy, of 3411
Lykes Ave., Tampa, was selected
Friday night as "Queen of Hearts"
of Drew Field, climaxing a color-
ful dance session at the Drew
Field Service Men's Club. She
Wvas sponsored in the contest by
the Defense Mothers of Tampa.
SFour runners-up, who served
as her attendants, 'were Miss
.Margaret Aizpuriu, 2908 13th
.Str Miss Louise Stanford, 814
Si fermont; Miss 'Alice Mae
Yater 906 -East Emma, and Miss
VIary Frances Cooper, 4303 Mar-
SThe Drew Field heart was pre-
sented, and introductions of the
five girls were made by Lt. Ben-
nett Toay, assistant Special Serv-
ice Officer at Drew Field.
It was a toss-up who. would be
the lucky man as Miss Foy's of--
ficial escort for the remainder of
the evening. Numbers, issued to
bach soldier as he entered the
Service Club, were compar'ed
with a number drawn by Miss
Foy herself. Pvt. Robert Wrob-
lewski, 503rd Signal Air Warn-
ing, had the lucky number, 185.
He was presented a Valentine box
of candy by Lt. Toay.
Music for the Valentine dance
.was furnished by the 69th Air
Forces Band, with Ira Specter,
batoneer, doing swell work at the
piano. Others in the band were
:Russ Hoier, trumpet; Pvts, Joe
Owens and Bob Kutner, sax art-
ists, and Pvt. Austin Bennett with
the drums. Songs were rendered
by Pvt. Leonard Sessa.
Miss Narcissa Leland, resident
hostess of the Drew Service Club,
presided during the opening mo-
ments of the program only. She
introduced Lt. Toay, the Queen,
iad in other moments was popu-
14Ir on the floor with the soldiers.
Flash! Radio Invades
iAAmonth ago radio broadcast-
ig,: emanating from Drew Field
roper was unknown. But since
then, actual radio broadcasting-of
programs, has been bought to the
attenti':.r, of the enlisted men, ar-
ranged by Capt. Chester K. Del-
.ijts success has been noteworthy
in view 6f the-fact that it affords
anh entertaining and interesting
opportunity for the men to be."on
the in-lA t" ofan actual broadcast.
Interesting to the extent of the
audience actually seeing the vari-
ous steps necessary, to the prog-
ress of a successful radio program.
-Before the actual broadcast, the
members of the audience are cau-
tioned to maintain strict silence
throughout the performance. Then.
the "cue" from the control room
cqmes from the officers in charge
to the announcer, and the pro-
gra( on the air! Whatever may
be S type program presented,
whet er it is of a dramatic or au-
dience participation nature, hand
cues from the announcer are con-
-!They may be of a directorial
nature to the actors, or may even
be directed to the audience prop-
er. But one stringent rule is al-
ways maintained-and that is that
no one except the performer be-
fore the microphone is to be
S.'So, when attending either our
Monday or Wednesday evening
broadcast at Recreation Building
'Number 1, and actions on stage
seem unreal and the constant
seemingly confusing hand mo-
tions of the director weave among
the four microphones and back,
only to continue again in a few
moments, do not be too dismayed.
Rest back comfortably in your
seat and relax, for the broadcast
is about to begin.
- NOTE: Any man wishing to
take part in soldier shows
should d make arrangements for
?lan interview at the Special
0Service Qffice at Second Street
and B Avenue, telephone 258.
Harry Evans is a well-known
comedian on the field but many
Recreation Building No. 1
Friday, Feb. 19, 8:00 p.m.- Sat., Feb. 20
Song recital by Miss Houston. HITLER'S CHILDREN
Saturday, Feb. 20--To be an-
,nounced. Tim Holt, Bonita Granville
Sunday, Feb. 21, 8:00 p.m.-- Trotting Kings
Old Fashioned Film. This is your Enemy
Monday, Feb. 22, 8:00 p. m.-- Sun.-Mon., Feb. 21-22
Variety Show... 8:30 p. m. Broad- THEY GOT ME COVERED
cast from stage, "Right Answer Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
or Else." The Squakin' Hawk
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 8:00 p. m. News of. the Day No. 245
Concert by Army Air Force Band. Tues., Feb. 23
Wednesday, Feb. 24-To be an- MY HEART BELONGS
nounced. TO DADDY
Thursday, Feb. 25, 8:00 p.m.- with Richard Carlson and
Variety Concert 8:35 p.m. Martha O'Driscoll
-Broadcast, "Rookie Roy's Scrap Fighting Freighters
Book." Chips off the old block
Enlisted Men's Service Club Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 24-25
Friday, Feb. 19, 8:00 p.m.- Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 24-25
Dance. STAR BANGLED RHYTHM
Saturday, Feb. 29, 7:15 p.m.-- Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and
Bridge ... 8:00 p. m.-Group ,All Star Cast
SingT-Bone for Two
Sing. News of the Day No. 246
Sunday, Feb. 21-To be an- News of the Day No. 246
nounced Fri, Feb. 26
Monday, Feb. 22, 8:00 p.m. KEEPER OF THE FLAME
Dance. with Spencer Tracy and
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 8:00 p.m.-- Katherine Hepburn
Symphonic Recorded Music. Marines in the Making
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 8:00 p.m.
-Dance. Boxes of Oranges
Thursday, Feb. 25, 8:00 p. m.- Boxes of Oranges
Bingo; also, Dancing Instruction. Se",r a box of Oranges, Grape
__ fruit or Tangerines Home
here do not realize that he has Shows of Last Week
a long and varied career behind
him. On Monday evening, in Recre-
Venturesome from the begin- ation Building Number 1, Lt.
ning, he left home when he was 'George Kluge conducted his first
just 16 to take part in a series of broadcast of "The Right Answer
Walkathon endurance shows. or Else." Pvt. Harry Evans, Pvt.
While performing in these, he Alfred Panetz and Pvt. Grant
gained much practical experience Hoff gave him excellent assist-
that was to aid him greatly in his ance. This program was extremely
future stage, film and radio per- successful in entertaining the
formances. After this initial en- men.
gagement, he went to New York On Tuesday evening, the Spe-
and stayed there to dance in the cial Service office presented "Hul-
chorus of Earl Carroll's Vanities. labaloo from Drew" in Sarasota;
and George White's Scandals. On on Wednesday evening, in Clear-
surviving both of these produc-Iwater. On Wednesday evening
tions, he turned his attention to there was a silent film, Eleanor
radio, acting, announcing and also Boardman in "A Mother's Love,"
playing dramatic roles. shown in Recreation Building
On becoming adept in this Number 1.
work, he also found time to enter- On Thursday evening, Lt.
tain at night clubs. His success at George Kluge conducted a broad-
them was so great that he was cast of "Rookie Roy's Scrapbook"
offered a part in the film version from the stage of Recreation a
of "New Faces." His playing in Building Number 1. A short va-
this led to. hismaking a long tour riety show from Tampa followed
as a featured performer in vaude- this broadcast.
ville. Friday night brought "Hulla-
We asked. Harry yesterday if baloo from Drew" to the Munici-
he thought vaudeville would come- pal Auditorium in Tampa. The
back after the war and .he said; audience was large and enthusi-
"Yes, I think so for this reason: astic.:The Special Service office is
people will have suffered a great constantly trying to increase the
deal: by then and they will need quality and number of their pro-
more than just films to satisfy ductions. Advice and assistance
their desire for theater. They will from men on the field is always 4
want to see live people on the welcome.
stage. They will want warmth in
their entertainment that neither
films nor radio can ever com- C VCW i
pletely give them. I see a great
future for vaudeville after the 65 'l
Evans is doing the most impor-
tant job that he has ever done in
this field right now. He enter- Greetings, radio fans! Once nore we
tains in the soldier camp shows, o to press with the latest news from
he takes prominent parts in Lt. Drew Field radioland. And that news
George Kluge's broadcasts, fromis headlined by the popular new radio
the stage of Recreation Building show, THE RIGHT ANSWER-Or
Number 1, or from Tampa, as the LLSE! With the RB No. 1 filled with
occasion demands, .and assists an enthusiastic audience last Monday
Captain Chester K. Delano in de- evening, this fast moving educational
as well as entertaining broadcast got
tails concerning the Special Serv- off to another smash start. 4ust like
ice Office. the big time radio shows-The Right
Harry is now giving his pant Answer or Else-pays off to the lucky
Harry is now giving his panto- winners! Prizes, such as cigarettes,
mimic specialties in "Hullaballoo free dinners at the Service Club and
From Drew." They have a rare passes to the War Dept. Theatres, were
combination of humor and pathos. d out last Monday evening .
combination of humor and pathos. Everyone who took part, including the
After the war, Harry not only auucnce, lhac a swell time and we
wants to continue with vaude- know we can mount on their returning
n mo asse for the next adventure with
ville, radio and films; he wants 21-100 and THE RIGHT ANSWER OR
also to act in legitimate drama. C. !
We know that success awaits him Last evening our second winner in
We know t success Major Bowes final auditions took
in all four mediums. to the-air with much gusto on the
oiini NT-EWOEK -i-uiciallow -,J-
Columola lNetworK radolo snow under
' the kIeen talent eye of America's own
Major Bowes Cpl. John Hession
Swas the soldier's name and if I'm not
ia OndS ad Al y mistaken you fellas have heard from
the Corporal before. Hullabaloo from
Drew. the Friday nite radio program
..Drew Field Star Parade and many
others have given way to the fine
baritone voice of' the above mentioned
soldier. As far as Cpl. Hession is con-
cerned, however, his duet with Lucy
Monroe still tags him with the nick-
name "Cuddles." And "Cuddles" it is.
John,-keep up the fine singing.
605 Franklin St. Tonight the Drew Field Star Parade
unfolds for the 17th time and, as usual.
variety in showmanship will be the
listening watchword. Talent from Drew
expert Watch Repairs sional touch to eah of these fine broad-
casts So men, tune your radio
station WFLA-970 on your dial-and
c .;.rr follow the Stars of Drew.
Inquire at NEWSSTAND
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Special Invitations to All
Now In Its New Location
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FROM THE SPECIAL SERVICES OFFICE
Harry Evans, Mimic On the m Spot
504 Tyler St.
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Groceries. Fruits, Magazines
Ph. H 3143. `14 W. Lafayette
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1601 E. COLUMBUS DR.
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McAskilI Music Stores
Radios and Repairing
Sound and,-Inter Communicating
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Drew Field Interceptors contin-
ued their winning ways by de-
feating the Sarasota Air Base All
Stars basket ball team, 42-13, for
their 17th win of the season.
Cpl. Jack Bixby led the attack
for the Interceptors, banging in
11 points for high scorer of the
nigh'. Cpl. Ed Sitarz was close
betu'.d with eight, and Lt. John
FowIer and Cpl. Irving Messing
with six points.
The defeat was the second of
the season for the Sarasota Air
Base team at the hands of the In-
terceittors. Drew defeated the
Sar..::ota soldiers in the first game,
Piaying a steady game on de-
fensr for the Interceptors were
Cpts. Fox and Messing, who
turned in a beautiful floor .game
for the night.
The Drew team worked on de-
fense in preparation for the games
on the 19th and 20th with the
University of Florida in Gaines-
ville and held back with their
wide-open type of play they are
DREW FIRST-HALF CHAMPIONS OF CITY BASKET BALL LEAGUE
..r ~ .8
DREW FIELD CAGERS ARE TAUGHT PLAY-Watching a play diagrammed by Lt. Arthur
Colley, coach, the Drew Field Interceptors prepare for basket ball games with the University of
Florida in Gainesville tonight and tomorrow, Feb. 19 and 20. Kneeling, left to right, Lt. Robert
Bunnell, Cpl. George Fox, Pfc. John 'Cassady, Cpl. Jack Bixby. Standing, left to right, Pfc. Delwyn
RBaleit llublicit:+ C l Tnhn Shearer Tt TJohn Fowler C l T1Ed Siarr andi T. Ed Srhenrl.1 Tnm
I g p v-Or y-nn E .WI r PA rCL .i CMU pI .U L; tI- :I- I IL
Drw (42) f g tp Temple, assistant coach, looks on at the left. Several other members df the squad were on duty when
Fowler, f 3 0 6 the picture was made.
Mess.ng, f 3 0 6
Sitarz, f 4 0 8
Bixby, ,f 5 1 11 r Sra. t Lt. Arthur Colley and Pvt. Tom Sarasota Air Base and the Drew
Sheare.r, c 2 1 5 pOrft jIa sI Temple have whipped together team. An enlisted men's team and
Cassady, g _____ 0 0 0 the best material they could find a officers team will go to Sara-
Bunnell, g 1 1 3 By Pfc. Delwin Baggett to give Drew Field a winning sota on Feb. 21 to battle for par
Gaskiti, g 0 0 0
Fox, g _1 1 3 Drew basketball move into the team. -on the Sarasota course. Other
Si The first golf match of the sea- matches are in the making for the
-T S backyard of the University of son has been booked between near future.
Sasoa A. 18 4 42 Florida tonite for a pair of games
Sarasota- A. B. (13) g f tp
Elding, f 0 0 0 with the collegians. The Florida
Lalli, ____0 0 0 five has been campaigning against -1 HI, FELLOWS! Meet Your Buddies at-
Wall. f __-______ 11 1 3 service teams since they canceled
Sellers, f 0 0 0 all their conference games and
Barrett, c ____- __- 2 1 5 to date have suffered only one SEORGE'5BII A PARLOR
Hughes3, g 1 1 3 loss to service teams. Drew cagers GEORGE BILLIARD PARLOR
Nichlols, g 1 0 2 won the first half of the Tampa
-- City league without a defeat and SN KE A POCi T BILIARD
TOTALS 5 3 13 have been stopped only twice this S UOKER AND POCrET BILLARDS
--------- season in 19 games. The Intercep-
The physical training of men at tors won the City championship 2222 E. Broadway -Ybor City
Drew has reached a high peak, last year and expect to repeat in -
and le-'s keep it this way. '43 by sweeping the second half.
Dancing Every Night In the Blue Room
To the "South's Best Negro Rhythm"
Beer -- We ine Liquors
SUNDAY MATINEE DANCING
Meet Your Friends at ..
Saraetoe a Far
Corner Fortune and Franklin
The horse and mule live 30 years,
And know nothing of wines and
The goat and sheep at 20 die,
And never taste of Scotch and
The cow drinks water by the ton,
And at 18 is mostly done;
The dog at 15 cashes in
Without the aid of rum and gin;
The cat in milk and water soaks,
And then in 12 short years it
The modest, sober, bone-dry hen
Lays eggs for nogs, then dies at
All animals are strictly dry-
They sinless live and swiftly die.
A little rum and beer-soaked men
Survive for three score years and
Elephants who drink beer by the
Will stand a century on four legs,
BUY WAR BONDS!
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76~bruary 19, 1943~
DREW TIELD ECHOES
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