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VOL. 2, NO. 16 Published Exclusively in the Interest of the Personnel of Drew Field Friday, June 25, 1943
ARMY RULES PART OF CITY 'OFF LIMITS'
m- [JW1U7 With Mayor's
,M N EI Request
SI~i At the request of Mayor Chan-
.W DD ^ Ecey, in his effort to curb vice
____ conditions, Maj. Gen. St. Clair
Street, commanding Third Air
"r IS ~ F, IForce, has designated certain
areas in Tampa "off limits" for
,,D [i\\\B,\" ^,,\\^$." all military personnel, effective
01I 7 at noon today-Friday.
No. 1-5th Street area. All that
Area lying within the following
0_] boundaries-12th Street on the
West; 6th Avenue on the north;
Ss 16th Street on the east and 1st
r Avenue on the south; including
all the buildings fronting on said
streets adjacent thereto.
SREST ITED AREAS ANo. 2--Central Nebraska area.
R S RC\ AREASs--onn All that area bounded by Hen-
Sderson Avenue on the north; Ne-
Sbraska on the east; Cas.e Street on
\ 1' I IMIT the south; and Central Avenue on
SO LII the west; including all buildings
fronting on Henderson Avenue
S' TAMPA FLORIA and Cass Street adjacent thereto
SFLORIDAand excluding all buildings front-
S\JUNE 25,i 1943 being on Nebraska Avenue, and
UN .1943 Central Avenue adjacent thereto.
No. 3-Jefferson-Central area.
S" --z-- ---- All that area within the follow-
ing described boundaries: Estelle
Shaded area has been decleed "off limits for Army, effective today noon, in order issued Wednesday by Maj. Gen. St. Clair Streett. Street on the north; Central Ave-
nue on the east; Constant Street
on the South; and Jefferson
&AStTebuildings fronting on Estelle
Base QM Officer Drew Field Staff Sgt. W as In Veteran of Two Street on the t; including all
Street, Constant Street and Jeff-
erson Street, except the Elks
Has Seen Change Puerto Rico During Blockade Wars is Base Club on Constan Street and all
buildings on Central Avenue that
Share not designated as "off limits"
I Food Raitining By Cpl. Eugene L. Saffern fortunate enough to meet one of Finance Officer places.
the island's industrialists and Mayor's Letter to General
SIf you are one of the GIs who officeholders-a niche correspond- In his request that these areas
i. ihas been complaining about the ing to a Senator in the States. I be placed out of bounds, Mayor
Ssuper-abundance of weiners that Through him I got an insight into Chancey wrote General Streett:
have found its way into the chow native social life. "We want to assure you of our
menu, liE~en to the tale of S/Sgt. "In San Juan all you had to do desire to cooperate with the
A. J. Greenup, justback from the was signify that you fly and sign Army personnel in controlling
Caribbean. your name and you could have this situation insofar as possible,
1He was in Puerto Rico when anything you wanted. Some of and to thank you and the mili-
Nazi subs were playing ring- the boys took advantage, how- tary personnel for the splendid
around the rosie, clamping a ever. Certain proprietors present-' cooperation which you have given
l,^ blockade on the island that kept ed the colonel with several I.O.U.' .. o me as mayor, and to the police
fcod-bearing ships away for two signed, "Johnnie Footlocker," "GI '. department and to the health de-
S. :months at a stretch. Pants," and "Jimmie Barrack's apartment of the city ...
.. We ate weiners," Greenup de- Bag." ."Through the police depart-
Sdared. "ate them morning, noon "All in all, it was a wonderful ment, the health department and
I b. u and nigh': ate them until we were experience and Id certainly like other available sources of infor-
Sblue in the face; and as I recall, to go back, even if I didn't have nation I am of the opinion that
w e vere rather- happy that we a bath in hot water for two-and- theterritory inside the city of
were eating at all. a-half years." Tampa frone which the danger
Greenup, now a clerk in the of venereal disease is greatest is
S 84th Bombarc'ment Group Head- WAAC C.O. Leaves that indicated on the enclosed
ouartcrs. enlisted in the Air .. a Lt. Col. Win. F. Nye, Base map .
Forces Nov. 8, 1940 'in Tulsa, For NeW Station at Finance Officer, has taken part "Ifthese areas should be s-
Oka.,' o and a few weeks later he Co ado S in two World Wars. "I expect to tablished by the Army as out-of-
Oka., alnd a few weeks later he Colorado Springs carry on until Victory is won, bounds' territories, I believe it
walked alona a muddy road to
Borincuen Field, P. R., a bleak 2nd Officer Barbara H. Small, he said. would materially help the civil
and forbidding installation in Commanding Officer, 7 5 6 th A quarter of a century ago on authorities in their efforts to
Ry T. M e, Be those early days. The atmosphere WAAC Post Headquarters Com- July 18, 1918, Colonel Nye began ionims e venres ctdisleae euec-
Lt. Col. Roy TMcLamore, Base was constantly saturated with pany, left Tuesday evening for his army career as an enlisted that the said areas be designated
Quartermaster Officer, Drew California dew. her new station, Army Air Base, man. He served with an Infantry as'out of bounds' to the military
Fi~ld, although for many years "None of the homes have plate Colorado Springs, Colorado. The unit in Puerto Rico. Following personnel."
a member of a Tank Corps unit, Plas, windows." the sergeant said, new commanding officer will ar- his discharge, the colonel re- personn
can, tell you to a fraction of 'a ",o naturally we didn't have any rive sometime next week. 3rd mained on the island and worked .
pound just how much food one on the barracks, just doors hinged Officer Neva H. Barnes, Execu- as a public accountant until his First Drew Men
man, or a hundred thousand men, at the top. And all the roofs are tive Officer, has taken over the return to the States in 1925. From Leve For OCS
will need over any given period tin; we didn't see a shingle the company until the arrival of the 1927 until called to active duty Le F OC
of time. whole time we were there. new commandant, from a reserve status, the colonel New 4-Month Course
Col. McLamore has watched the "The people are the most hos- Lt. Small activated the 756th acted as a revenue agent for the
change in food rationing for pitable I have ever met any- Company upon her arrival here Internal Bureau of Revenue. T/5 Hilon J. Horton. Signal Hq.
American troops for many years. where; that's saying quite a bit May 14, after having been com- Educated at the University of and Hq. Company, AWS. and Pvt.
He is interested particularly in for a man who comes from Texas. mander of a training company at Vermont, Col. Nye was first Alfred C. McAfee, 903rd QM
the perfected present canned "Everything was awfully cheap. Daytona Beach, Florida. The lieu- commissioned November 6, 1918, Company, will report early in
meals specified for breakfast, With a rating and overseas pay, tenant received her basic and in the Army of the United States July to Officer's Candidate
dinner, and supper, issued as crldiers live like kings." officer's training at the First and was re-commissioned as a School, Quartermaster, Camp
field rations since they were put! After a year at Borinquen, WAAC Training Center, Fort Des Reserve Officer October 28, 1922. Lee, Virginia.
into use after study by his friend, Greenup was transferred to the Moines, Iowa. He was called to active duty June I Pvt. McAfee, a Two War Amer-
Col. Paul Logan. town of Ponce as part of the Area 20, 1941. Col. Nye came to Drew ican Legionnaire, was among 'he
Speaking of his service over- Service Command. He was there VOLLEY BALL TEAMS Field from Headquarters, Tech- first class to attend the First
seas in World War I, Col. Mc- when the bombs rained on Pearl nical Training Command, Knowl- Sergeant's School, Instructor's
Lamcre said: Harbor and dug slit trenches 24 CHALLENGED wood Field. .I Training Company, Fort Mon-
"There is no comparison in the hours a day and was alerted with The 314th volley ball team Col. and Mrs. Nye have a sum- mouth, New Jersey.
rations perfected for use today such regularity he just gave up mer home at Rutland, Vermont,' The two men will be the first
by Col. Logan. We used to bury sleeping. The island of Mona challenges all volley ball teams where the colonel has been ac'ive from Drew Field to attend OCS
the rations issued us in France whichh was 20 miles away from on Drew Field. Teams interest- in the organized army reserve. since the training period was in-
in holes dug by the roadside. Ponce was shelled by submarines. ed in playing the 314th's crack He has, at one time or another, creased to four months. Accord-
The dehydrated vegetables and In June. 1942, his outfit moved team should contact Pv. Fog- held all offices in the South ing to the new ruling, both men
salmon were terrible. We didn't to San Juan. Vermont Chapter and was presi will be promoted to the grade of
"That's the best spot in the nano at the Physical Traning Vermont Chapter and was presi- will be d to the grade of
Continued on Page 2 pla," Creenup confided, "I was Office, Ext. 429. (Continued on Page 2) Iparture for OCS.
June 25. 1943
PAm TTH ECHOE
MESS OFFICER Change in Food Rationi
HAS BIG JOB (Continued frcm Page 1)
-Devereaux School for Girls at
Rnpe Finnnce Officer
AND LIKES II worry in those days about a bal- .
anced diet as they do now. We (Continued from Page 1)
just wanted enough to eat!" tlent of the Vermont Department
... Educated at Texas A & M Col- of the Army Reserve Corps for
lege, the colonel enlisted in 1917, two years.
at Camp Travis, Texas. He was| Speaking of his many years in
commissioned at the same station ithe service, Col. Nye stressed the
in 1918. He was a member of the esprit de corps that has been
Tank Corps overs w as a nd member typical of the American army in
I Tank Corps overseas and upon peace as well as war. Said Col.
his return to America. peace as well as war. Said Col.
C ol. Mcamo e first came to Nye: "I have watched the army
.| "iICol. McLamore fiserved wihcame the fom foreign countries, an op-
SFlorida in 1.922. There followed gBow wit the yeas and believe
moe th an five yeas at Frt Mc- the spirit of good fellowship and
ie n Arm e A i Base at Fort Me I loyalty h has grown with the now
S Clellean, Georgia. He later attend army. A soldier has an opportu-
ed the Quartermaster School, nity to meet men-from every
Camp Holabird, Baltimore, Mary- n i a keen ienh s every stat
Swalk in life, from every sate in
land. the Union, and in many cases
t Col. McLamore served wvh the firom foreign countries, an op-
21st Infantry, Schofield Barracks, portunity denied the average ci-
Honolulu, T.H. He has also served vilian."
g t in the Canal Zone. He was sta- The colonel, typical of army
S5tioned at New Orleans. (La.) men, likes to work with his hands
AAr Porter, New York City. is1 m l MOST LItE hiAL" h
rmso Airt hr ase for 16 months hen he has a moment to spare.
Sand later was sent to Harding He is an expert at woodwork and
Field. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, isH keen enthusiast in photog-
i is a keen enthusiast in photog-
es ow, graduating May before coming to Drew Field.
SThe Colonel and Mrs. McLaken ,aphy"
more have a home at Pensacola,. 2
Florida. Mrs. McLamore and MONEY LOANED
daugnhHerout Sarah Frances, and ON ANYTHING O VA
Studying the menu for the Johan, will join the colonel this
7r56th WAAC Post Hieadquar:ers wek in o 1Tampa. Another dauh- A L A .
Company, iMess Oficer Dorothy teal. Ada Ley, is attending the "TAMPA'S ODEST AND
Anoy Poit. PerNew York City. is' MOST LIBERAL"
shown at her desk at the newly 908 FRANKLIN STREET
basic training at Forlt Oglethorpe,
station facilities. Mess 1al,. S sssass sI A s:g ..... 's-^
Ueorgia, and attended Officer's Tampa's Nite Retreat
Candidate School. Fcrt Des Moi-
nes, Iowa5, graduating May 23, 1212 Grand Central Avenue
Menus are planned for the Steaks --- Ch-icken
WAACs, as well as soldiers, a -
Amonth in advance at Service S pareribs
Conunand Headquart rs, and Lt. .
Porter must see that they are Served 6 P.M. to 2 A.M.
followed as consistently as sup-
plies can be obtained, assuring "Jonnie wants te see you
-ne personnel of ealancecl diets.a
"Being a mess officer for hun-.
gry WAACs is a big job, but I
.Like it," says Lt. Porter. The Air-ondioned h. M1878
WAACs like the chow and their SMART SPOTOFAirCndiioned h. M187
mness officer. Two meals, break- 39c Malinee 44c Night
fast and dinner, are served at TAMijA-
-ocky Point. Perlonnel working TODAY WEDNESDAY
at the base lunch at the 314th
Mess because of limited transpor- 'g::g:1
station facilities. 0 n Il -
Lt. Poster's home is at 101.
West 55th iRtreet, New York City, ___
Her father is a writer for ihe Li 0
NPew York Times. t
A wolf is a mIan who goes out
-with a sweater girl and pulls the r
wool over her eyes. Mal
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On Davis Island Buses
LEAVING GRANT'S CORNER
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:15 -- 7:45 -- 8:15
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Good Food Reasonable Prices
Try Our Sunday Roast Turkey Dinner
Served From 11 A.M. to 9 P.M.
ALA CARTE SERVICE AT ALL HOURS
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT
WE USE STRICTLY WESTERN MEATS
SGroceries Tobacco .- Candy,. Special Invitations to All
Notions Service Men
Adams Kennedy GLEN'S BILLIARDS
Whiting and Jefferson Streets Now In Is New Location
TAMPA, FLORIDA 805 TAMPA ST.
If You Haven't Already --- DO IT NOW !
MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE
.. SARATOGA BAR;-
Corner Fortune and Franklin
Sj '- Dancing Every Night in the Blue Room to
"South's Best Negro Rhythm"
BEER WINES LIQUORS
Sunday Matinee Dancing Phone 7988
Chicken and Steaks I
Real Italian Spaghetti
And Band Nightly
707 S. HOWARD AVENUE -6.
PHONE H 3757 "
ELITE CIGAR STORES All Service Men Are Welcome
ELITE CIGA ,. TU...tb Ba rcelona Cafe
'The Sport Headquarters of Tampa' Barcelona Cafe
WINE -BE CGAS SPANISH RESTAURANT
WINE BEER CIGARS WINES AND LIQUORS
400 Zack Phone M 62-O7z' Phone S 2142 Open All Night
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EXPERT WATH REPAIRING
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A CLEAN, COMFORTABLE BED AND BATH
THE NO UPS-
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FROM THE SPECIAL SERVICES OFFICE
Sia Talent Qu t then that their -obs start in earn-
SFCent uet est. For them it is the extra duty
S Rrin 0 Re lt s of having all talent in their or-
SIl B ings results ganizations lined up, rehearsed
f '!\ The talent quest which has and ready at all times to "go on."
been going on for the past two These entertainments must be
BROADCASTS weeks, has uncovered additional' of such nature that they can be
Monday to Saturday-7:05 a.m. soldiers entertainment. This is' given almost any place-a clear-
WFLA-Drew Field Reveille. certainly a worthwhile job, and ing in the woods, the rear end of
Tuesday -6:30 p. m., WFLA- the men of Drew appreciate it. a truck, a tent, a dugout or even
Squadronaires. Their attendance, 1,000 to 1,500 a foxhole! Musical acts, singing
Thursday, 9:30 p.m.-WDAE- men at each performance in R.B. -including group singing-come-
Rookie Roy's Scvrapbook. 1, is proof of that. dy acts and skits- minstrel shows,
Thursday, 10:30 p. m. WFLA The training these entertainers acrobatic stunts, sleight of hand,
-Drew Field Star Parade. get, by appearing in the soldier fact, any type of speciality is
Enough and on m.shows here at camp is valuable welcomed and enjoyed by the
Monday, 8:30 p.m. -WDAE- for them. Getting them accus- men.
The Right Answer or ElseU tomed to working with soldier Special Services welcomes any
Saturday, 7:30 p. n.- WFLA- audiences, getting to know the man from any organization who
Anniversary of Yank. WF type of entertainment the men wishes to talk and make plans for
Anneved, going on at short notice such entertainment, and wants
You all listen to our eleven when conditions are not ideal, these men to realize the value of
weekly radio programs. And and giving the men a lift, a their contribution to the welfare
many men of the field attend the change, a few hours of relaxation of our men in service.
actual broadcasts of these pro- -this.is a valuable contribution,
grams as they are played before indeed.
your very eyes from the stage of All this preparation here in N A N E
Rec Bldg One. (Right Answer camp is a training for the big job F E R
or Else; The 69th Army Air Force ahead, for these entertainers are' R T 1 A
'Barid; Rookie Roy and his Musi- valuable members of their vari-' U I
cal Scrapbcok; LOOK Below for ous outfits. When these outfits Cuban Sandwiches A Specwflly
dates). But with it all, it is not move across to the combat areas,* a121 Franklin f
really as simple as it seems. far from towns and cities, it is
One doesn't just get before a
microphone 'with a script in one
hand and a stop watch in the O ies' A ol
other. We're fortunate indeed Office A -Wo
with the talent we have, but as
.these men do this work on their
off-duty hours, invariably some-
thing comes up (Dat ole debbil
KP and his brother Guard Duty).
Well, when something like that f
does come up, preparations are i
made and we do the best we can U NM I F f" g S,
with the available talent. But it I N
.all doesn't stop there. Because we (BloUse and Slacks)
never know when the enlisted and Slacks
men who operate our controls
iriay too be sorieday confronted: /
with the same problem of details.
.That's why we're seeking men
with radio talents, no matter
what your talent may be. Whether Their quality of workriianship arid
you were a singer, actor or even materials used make them the best
a radio technician in civilian life, values of all. Most practical for
we'd like to:, h-\p you drop into
t She Special :Si v' :." Ofce .and Warm1 :weather. 'C:,: ,pr;es-ho-iiLn
see Lr. Kl.,e ..: ri I slacks have zipper-fly. In' stock for
anxious to see men who have had immediate wear.
previous experience with conm-
c a |OPEN Wednesday, Thursday
O i the Sp t Friday Evenings.
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RECREATION BUILDING .. For Service Men Too-
Friday, Jiunie 25, 8:15 p.m.-- Your Dollars Buy More at
Lucy Sinclair presents Betty
Saturday, June 26, 8:15 p.m.-
Lt. Robert Earle- and Maureen
Jones in scenes from "Golden
Boy." Also variety acts.
Sunday, June 27 8:15 p.m.-
Danny Sheehan's Dancing Girls;
also Lt. Robert Earle and Mau-
reen Jones in scenes from 'Golden
Monday, June 28, 8:00 p.m. -
"Right Answer or Else"; 8:30
p.m.-Broadcast of "Right An-
swer or Else"; 9:00 p.m.-Lt.
',b 'rt Earle and Maureen Jones
Fecenes from "Golden Boy."
Tuesday, June 29, 8:15 p.m.--
Marion Lohrig presents.
Wednesday, June 30, 8:15 p.m.
-USO Camp Show.
Thursday, July 1, 8:00 p. m.-
Concert by "69th AAF Band; 8:30
p. m.-Broadcast by "69th AAF
Band; 9:30 p.m.-Broadcast of
"Rookie Roy's Scrapbook."
Friday, June 25, 8:00 p. m. -
Saturday, June 26, 8:30 p. m. -
Sunday, June 27- To be an-
Monday, June 28, 8:00 p.m. -
Tuesday, June 29, 8:00 p. im.-
Concert of Recorded Symphonic
Wednesday, June 30, 8:00 p. m.
Thursday, July 1, 8:00 p.m.-
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June 25 1943
Page Four THE ECHOES June 25, 1943
THE ECHOES Don' Talk
GLENN R. ROSS, Publisher
TAMPA ARMY NEWSPAPERS Safeguarding military informa-
Business Office: tion, long the theme of War De-
Business OffAce: apartment posters displayed in all
1113 FLORIDA AVENUE Army camps and wherever sol-
P. O. Box 522 TAMPA, FLORIDA Phone 2177 diers gather in large groups, can-
not be stressed too strongly be-
All advertisements contained in this newspaper are also contained fore men in the service, accord-
in the Fly Leaf, published in the interest of the personnel of MacDill ing to Gen. George C. Marshall,
Field. Minimum joint circulation, 10,000 copies. Chief of Staff, who recently out-
ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON REQUEST 'lined four basic causes of "infor-
A newspaper published exclusively for the personnel of Drew "We cannot expect that posters
Field and devoted to military interests and the United Nations will continue to be drawn for-
Victory. ever," the general pointed out,
Opinions expressed in this newspaper are those of the individual "to remind us again and again
writers and under no circumstances are they to be considered those that we must not reveal military
of the United States Army. Advertisements in this publication do information."
not constitute an endorsement by the War Department or its per- General Marshall, in "A Guide
sonnel of the products advertised.
Impressions of AWUT( After
A Week On Drew Field
By T/5 BONSIB
That wail you heard last night Chain Letters Out
wasn't an air raid warning siren.
It came from the new recruits in For the Duration
that AWUT them cursethe ae Efforts are being made to dis-
camp tw hic h invariby hd lat courage the practice of commu-
camp which invariably had an nicating with soldiers through
abundance of weekend passes, "Round Robins," or news letters,
ten-day furloughs, better chow, it was revealed this week by Lt.
.more bunk-fatigue detail and less
"police the area." Col. Hartley B. Dean, Chief of
St t Po s t a I Section, Headquarters
But by the secondary, mostFourth Service Command, Atlan-
come around .to thinking 'that ta, Georgia.
Drew Field and the AWUTC are Under the "Round Robin" sys-
not so bad after all. Forit is not Under the "Rouis sent to abin" sys-oldier
until then that they recall all o tem, a letter is sent to a soldier
uthe "hut-hooatp-theep-four"ecall allof who is a former employee of a
TC and the two or three hours particular company, or is a mem-
f calisthenics that they endured ber of a social organization. The
along with the dust and the heat, soldier is asked to pass the letter
.the double time, the cross-country s alongme to other members of the
and the obstacle course same company or organization.
Rumors ar e courve: Every Inadvertently, these replies tend
Rumors are on the move: Every i to become anthologies of military
soldier knows that he is going to information and a custom that
be shipped to that little town arose from innocent motives be-
just ten miles from home and comes a security hazard, the Col-
possibly will made master ser- comes said. hazard
geant tomorrow. He hears that onel s
he will be shipped overseas next
week, that he will be on Drew 339th Special Service
Field for the duration. He hears
that Drew will be abandoned Council Provides Fun
swamp by August, that the niessElisd
sergeant will be court-martialed For Enlisted Men
next week for starving the boys. With a dozen or more enlisted
If there's a subject that isn't coy- men lined up from the 339th'
ered, it's just because he hasn't squadron, the Special Service
heard it yet. council is on its way to provide
The third day the Medical De- every soldier with all the Indoor
apartment double-times the re- .recreation and athletics and
cruits through the Overseas phy- sports that he can handle. This
sical; classification has listenedprogramis strictly optional and
attentively t the requests for is provided for the enlisted man's'
special.assignments, then put the ofe-dnty hours. Council meetings
meni v.,hEre it, would have any- are:'held every Wed. at 8:30 AM,
way; .and these recruits have with definite assignments for
learned enough about Tampa each member to work on.
from the top-kick to direct any Each squadron will have three
Tampan to the nearest bar. squadron will e three
They have learned that their men working on plans to provide
They he learned that their tournaments for those interested
mail is forwarded to them by a in softball or any other sport that
carrier pigeon that is temporarily is popularly favored. Also indoor
in the hospital with a broken is recreation uchavored. Also in
wing, that the first sergeant .al- recreation such as plays put on
ways winks his salute to the by various organizations, films of
WAACs. popular interest, etc., will be fea-
WAACs. tured for the benefits of the
The folks, back home send a
big surprise-a check! But sur- Group.
prise turns to chagrin when the 2nd Lt. Carl V. Ashworth,
poor soldier learns that no one Group Special Service officer,
within a fifty-mile radius will stresses the importance of parti-
give his family credit for having cipation in both the outdoor and
giveput any moneily credit for having indoor activities. In view of over-
put any money in the bank be-
fore they wrote the check., seas duties, this form of recrea-
"A" stage of AW is a slow wait a big part in the average soldier's
for shipping call .low because life: In line with this program,
every day it's delayed means one publicity and movies also play a
more day of KP and guard duty. large part.
During this time, the change from
recruit to veteran is most notice- chow is the best- 'that this is un-
able. Some of the boys from the doubtedly the best place a soldier
old camp come in-and they need can be, next to home.
to be" advised. There will be tall This change, however, is not
tales and sagacious consultations, unnatural for they're still the
you can bet. same old soldiers and it's still the
By then, they are oldtimers. same old game the good old
They'll swear that Drew Field's Army game.
for Conversation, said the causes
of information reaching unau-
thorized persons were conceit,
faith, enthusiasm, and ignorance.
With the military personnel on
Drew Field increasing rapidly
from day to -day, it is necessary
to impress' the newcomers re-
porting for duty with the need
Cienerai Marshati's "Guide for
1. About Troops:
Location, except for troops in
training and on Police duty.
Where, when, or how troop
movements will be made.
Characteristics and limitations
of equipment or weapons.
Concentration or speciaL train-
ing of units.
2.- About Harbors. Ships and
Location, destination, or cargo
of United States, allied or other
Any information about a trans-
port, convoy, harbor defense or
Construction or proposed
Condition and set-up of ship-
Sinking or damaging, intil of-
3. About Damage:
Generally speaking, do not dis-
close any information in youi
possession as to damage done to
our side by any action of the
4. Abcut Airplanes:
Production of any plant or
number in any military unit.
Location, destination, or time
of departure of air units.
S- By S/Sgt. John F. Suszynski
By S/Sgf. Eve Simmons STUFF AND THINGS ABOUT
SOME OF OUR GANG: It was a
Who's the WAAC who threatens tired, weary Cpl. Sam Schiavone
to wear a bell around her neck who "reluctantly" stayed on in
to warn her co-workers when she Sarasota for the week-end, after
arrives in the morning. Finding the 69er's had done their guest
her comrades en deshabille once chore at the Army and Navy
in a day should be enough .. Club last Friday, just to build up
but no! She has to make it twice, some Good Will for the BAND
Could it be purely coincidental? (Oh, Yeah??). From now on, Sam
is our self-appointed "Ambassa-
Sdor". Can there be some tie-up
The WAAC coming from Fort between Pfc. Woolkie Woodke's
Des Moines has probably heard sudden departure on a three-day
this one but it's still good. At pass, and Sgt. Willie Krewson's
Pella, Iowa, home of the famous ,gruesome pianistic rendition of
Tulip Festival, there hangs a sign "The Wedding March" for Wool-
under the American flag outside kie's exit .Pvt. Erny Guiliano
one of the village stores. It reads: reports that civilian cooking put
"These colors don't run!" his stomach on the blink during
his recent furlough, and he is
very happy to partake, once
A non-commissioned officer on again, of G.I. victuals.
an infantry post wrote this essay: Why doesn't someone ask Sgt.
"It is commonly supposed that Gordon Booth what it is that will
the first duty of a soldier is to cause a guy to brave a heavy
die for his country. It's a mistake. 'rainfall (Tampa Chamber of Corn-
The first duty of a soldier is to merce, please excuse) for a ten-
make his enemies die for theirs." minute seance with a downtown
bundle of enchantment (it hap-
pened just before last Thursday's
Dates will be later on Thursday Band Concert and broadcast) .
nights. hereafter for the WAACs. Pfc. Waldo. "Schmeckel" Bettman
The reason? A session comparable is all confused; he can"t make up
to the "bull session" so dear to his mind whether he wants to
the hearts of the old soldier. The -be 'an "ickie" or one of the
soldiers used to hold their bull 'schmaltz" crew 'Sgt. Leo
sessions (in peace time) in the Luukkonen is now dividing his
squad room and while they "bat- spare time between navigation
ted the breeze" and gave out and philosophy. Maybe he ought
with healthy gripes, they "bficked to trade his sail boat for a merry-
for inspection," shining shoes, go-round : Pfc. Bobby Kuttner
brass, or gun holsters for guard is resting comfortably at the Sta-
mount. The gals in khaki gather tion Hospital, following a bruised
around the mess hall tables and knee in one of our ball games
are "at ease" while they state (wonder-if "Armorer" Sam, Bob--
their gripes to the company offi- by's ubiquitous pal, has the ad-
cers who get their turn at griping, joining bunk?) .. Our bi-weekly
Differences are ironed out on the sessions at Third Air Force Head-
s p o t, entertainments planned, quarters are gaining in popularity
notices read 'that might miss the with OUR Bandsmen (no wonder
attention of the group who have -you should see the audience).
irregular duty hours and might _
miss seeing the bulletin boards.
So Thursday night is Company XVth Fighter Command
Night and if your WAAC is late
for your date, it's because she's By Sgt. Bob McCarty"
clning hor arniina loBitimantolv We nominate two of our fellow
Troop movements or war mate- ---, -- ---
rial shipment by air. and not oring you with her woes
Characteristics and limitations, hen you see her later
Development or experiment."
Name, plans, or orders of mem- WAACs are like all other G.I.
bers of air transport command. Joes. They break their neck to
5. About Fortifications and get off the Base on a pass, then
Antiaircraft Installations: hang around town for hours won-
Location and description. during what to do with them-
Location of bomb shelters or selves. Of course, they wouldn't
camouflaged objects or other de- think of going back to the base
fense precautions a minute before their pass was
Any information of United up. It ain't natural!
States installations outside the WAACs are very much like
United States. soldiers. They talk for ten min-
6. About Production: utes to get someone to run across
Don't give out any information the area to the PX for a bar of
on production known to you. soap when they could go them-
Let the other fellow get what selves in two. They wait until the
he's supposed to know out of the whistle blows then start gather-
newspaper. ing the necessary clothing about
7. About Weather: them to make a decent appear-
Don't pass on information of ance for the formation. They pack
weather conditions other than themselves like sardines in a can
that which appears in your local in their squads, then shuffle for
newspaper. five minutes to dress right. They
8. About Rumors and Harmful blame the mail clerk if their
Stories: name isn't called at mail call,
Don't repeat stories-which stir then fail to show up the days
up racial discussion, inimical to the B.F. does write a line. They
our friendship with or criticism gripe about anything and every-
of our allies, of the enemy's thing but, soldiers, don't you
prowess, of our inefficiencies or wise off about any of the group
short-comings, or about a short- or they'll take you apart. After
age of or poor quality of our all, the WAAC is not so different
equipment. Challenge all rumors. from the soldier.
men for the officiaI job of being
Iiremen for the company,: namely
PeT'., PrIcha&ika afd Palumbo.
Th daid an excellent jobt of car-
rying water Friday night. If there
had been a fire, it wouldn't have
lasted long at the rate they were
What is this rumor going
around about Sgt. R. B. Smith
and his favorite hotel, the Thomas
Who were the most beat-up
men coming off of furlough?- I
believe Tech/Sgt. Mangin and
Sgt. George Belanger were about
tops on this list. However, Pfc
Lake and Pfc Braun were not
Pvt. John F. "Sullivan" O'Brien
and Pvt. Twinning have been
doing some fine work for Lt.
Hart in Carving. A little more
practice and they will rank with
the masters. Good work, boys.
Keep it up.
The happiest man in the outfit
is Pfc.~Morris who is getting an
honorable discharge. We say good
by and the best of luck to / l;-z
Nye and S/Sgt. Morphis. A.
the other boys that left this week.
I do hope you boys will have
pleasant memories of the XVth
VC & W FIAO4MO401rO-
June 25, 1943
June 25. 1948 THE ECHOES Page Five
Drew Field Soldiers Compete In 'Olympics'
Dead-heat finish in the 100-yard dash. Kerwin Bartow, left, and Ed Becnel hit the tape at the same
time, in 11 seconds. A coin was flipped and Becnel won the toss.
More than 1,000 Drew Field'-
Ssoldiers participated in a mam- s "* that I scarcely thought about it
moth all-day track and field meet fl e Oncet r at all."
that was held by the signal corps The bulk of the work consisted
last Saturday. Of of bombing missions over New
The "Army Olympics," as the Guinea, New Britain, and the
:' meet has been called, started with : 8 hB m Solomons.
a championship team race over Served in f lP c The Operations Officer became
the Drew Field obstacle course. S ervd in Pacific a first lieutenant in May, 1942,
It resulted in one of the major and a few months later was ele-
upsets of the meet, with the 737th Capt. Thomas P. Talley, 23-year vated to a captaincy. The striking
,.failing to hang on to their obs- old veteran of the Pacific war, is thing about him is his un-warlike
tace cours e rown. Team winne the 84th Bombardment Group's appearance. In spite of a mus-
,,was the six-man team from the tache, he appears youthful.
'572nd. new Operations officer. He was "My present job in Operations
Included on the day's program a member of the 27th Bombard- is detailed and not quite as much
were track and field events, soft- ment Group that left San Fran- I fun as the Pacific," Capt. Talley
ball finals, a doubleheader base- cisco for the Philippines on Nov. confided, "but it"s a nice change."
'ball feature, obstacle course 1 And, it might be added, that
Sin als. and boxing bouts at night 1, 1941, aboard the ill faed his fledgling pilots are grateful
on the new Drew athletic field President Coolidge. They pulled i for having an old hand at the
w vhich was opened formally with into Manila harbor on Nov. 20. I helm to steer them through their
It he "Olympics." After the treacherous attacks period of transition flying.
SIn the middle of the meet, CDe7 te- ck apt. Talley graduated from
,- Brig Gen. Stephen Sherrill, con- of Dec. 7, they hurried to Clark Georgia Tech in 1940 and imme-
rnmandmg general of the AWUTC Field and found too many pilots diately traded his cap and .gown
a., Drew Field, awarded trophies and too few planes to.engage the for. a Mae West andia parachute.'
_'ahd 'war savings stamps to several enemy actively. He married the former' Miss'
,of the athletes. He pointed out "We spent most of those early Sherley Benedict of Atlanta, Ga.,
that the soldiers who are physi- days dodging bombs on the and they are making their home
cally fit are the soldiers who ground," Capt. Talley said, "itch- in Indian Rocks.
.fare best in combat. ng to crack the Zeros, but we After returning to the States,
Drew Signal team 1 to 0 behind semble some A-24s, and spent a -
rances Staub. It was the first ftytwo anes toe r He: Thanks for the dance.
ame of the newly organized in time to help save the Philip- She: Oh, the She: Oh, he pressure was all
eOperational nine. The Drew i. e ud the facilities of mine.
'gnal team won the other game the RAAF and they awfully hard,
of the double-heallder from the b wIuaT R CAFEs
569th Signa2 ir equipment and it proved to beIC
Capt. Steve O Connell. Third. tedious job. The planes wtere 0A
Air Force physical training, di- ready in February, but by that BEER WINES
retor, was field judge. The pro- time we had lost Borneo and 1324 Franklin Ph. M-724lg
Lt. Sistine heWe did pay the Philippines a
, The "Army Olnmpics" was the bombing visit around the first of
first meet of s ind ever he April, returned to merge with the ALWAYS SAY
at any of the Tampa Army Bases 3rd Bombardment Group fresh
T' a Trac n field results follow: from Hunter Field. They had a
h, 1l00Foy -ash: (ended in dead g round force, complete with m- H LS UM B READ
SBe R, first; Kerwn Beartow, and by that time we had some
Bsec.ram Time, 11 flat.s seasoned pilots, so it worked out EXTRA FRESH
S220-yard dash: Lou Semineaux, to be a good combat t oeam. n Mebr--__ Am e
John Patrick, Eugene Gonzalez "We flew a conglomeration of
25.9. A-24s, B-25s, and later some
S44-yard dash: Alvin Clark, A-20s rigged so that the pilot was SEABOARD RESTAURANT
Joe Lacks, Stancy Jones, 59.4. not only navigator, but also Spaghetti a Specialty
S 880-ya d run: Alvin Clark, To bombardier, and we dropped a lot SA h ei a S
Haynes. Ralph Hill. Time, 2:23. of TNT on the Owen-Stanley SANDWICHES, CAKES, DRINKS
S88yard relay: Won by 5nd. range, Lae, and the Buna mission. Courteous and Prompt Service
Time. 57.5. "The Group spent much time APPETIZING HOME COOKING
Mile run: Tom Haynes Lee strafing troops at low altitudes. 1901 Second Ave., M. Russo, Prop.
Pickle. Allan Mero. Time, 5:38. Though thick vegetation screened
'High jump: Frank Johnson, R. the results, the ground troops told
Moli, H. Stalder. 5 ft. 7 in. us we were pretty effective. "lE A ARD
Broad jump: Tom Morris, It was during one of these raids VALENCIA GARDEN
IChadwick, Rehals. 18 ff. 3 in. that 30 Zeros suddenly filled the ES
Shot put: Ivan Cross, Tom skies. Eht American planes op- Restairan
orris Conrad Kuchner, 38 ft. posed them and four of these SERVE THE FINEST OF
6e in were knocked out in the 40-mmi- e SPAIS FrnEDS
et L Jnute fight. In this particular en- SPANISH FODS
H 100 BELTS, $l:50 EACH gagement, Capt. Talley received 811 Grand Central Ph. H 3773
l0 Officer Type P a wound for which he was award-
Belt ue r Tes das LGod P ted the Purple Heart. He insists
Belt Bukles an d with ,good that it was only a superficial r .
webbing $1.50 each graze, but we've heard some- The Tavern Bar & Grill
Pan-American Gift where the War Department does HOT AND COLD LUNCHES
SSCL not distribute this Order indis-
S .a Opa criminately. Spaghetti a Specialty
'10 E. Cass St. MacDill Load- His reach tion t the first dog- SPaN I S o
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AIR BASE BUS TERMINAL the customary one: "There was so LIQUORS-BEER-WINES
t.. Bu.' much to do in such a little time, iw swrrfi-a
III F. C., HQ. C HQ.-SQ.
By CPL. ALVIN JM. AMSTER
Greetings once again. Taking
up from where we left off two
weeks ago before we left on fur-
lough. Through a misunderstand-
ing this writer had with the man-
agement of the paper, no columns
were forthcoming during our ab-
sence, although our good friend,
Sgt. Bob Kane, was elected' pinch
And what a bunch of rats at
the Union Station in Washing-
ton. The gang of goldbricks which
included Dobowski, Esposito, Ce-
drone, Campilii, Hartes and Hoff-
meister, just laughed when they
saw this writer dashing down the
platform for the Silver Meteor.
They didn't know this kid had
two bags with him.
But everybody acted like per-
fect gentlemen both ways, which,
of course, included Penhale and
Dorwart with Mrs. D. Boy, you
can't beat those air-conditioned
trains ... and that one blonde,
News which transpired during
our absence. .. A bunch of guys
added new stripes. Where are
those cokes? Glassen is still
looking for that file of Verbal Or-
ders'... Schmittke has a nice sis-
ter back in Cleveland' (where we
furloughed) Lefurgy is now
the operator of the officers' show-
Welcome to the new civilian
clerk, Miss Eloise Parr in A-3
and Mrs. Maxine Ball in A-4. .
Sgt. Gosselin is rough on the boys
who move at those inspection
formations, isn't he, Sgts. Mc-
Guire and Emerick? .. Castner,
we understand, is seeing a cer-
Grossman is also "sweating
out" Papa. .. Clark and Davis
are back from their schools..
Watch out for that Spanish lingo
from Daugherty, Parsons, Dobie,
Page and Nosker. And who-is
that "Flying Cook" from Upper
What else happened? You give
us the dope for next week's issue.
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22nd Wing. to waste his girl friend's home
S Wincooking, but he would do it all,
Headquarters Det. over again, just to see his honey.
By S/Sgt. Charlie Crews We are going to miss Pfc. Joe
After a week's absence, here Seiler for a while. He is going
we are again with bits of chatter on a well deserved furlough.
of the doings around Headquar- The Communications Dept. was
ters. Things continue on their well represented in the recent
merry wa, and al ae akenn promotions Geo. Schurermann,
stride, of Jefferson, Okla., A. J. Bannom,
Life's little ironies: Act I of Harrison, Neb., and Norvall
Scene: Denver, Colorado. Time: Wagner, of Limay, Missouri, were
Several years ago. Two boys are all nade Corporals. Nice going,
classmates and close friends. fellows.
They graduate a year apart, and Our best wishes' to Pvt. Albert
then, finally, one of them moves J. Genna who has just .brought
from Denver. After that they his beautiful bride down to stay
lose contact with each other. with him. Keep an eye on those-
Years pass by, the war comes lon'esome soldiers, Al.
along, and both boys enter the Pfc. Glendon Goetz of Free-
Army. Act. If. Scene: 22d Wing burg, Ill., just returned from his
Hq. Drew Field. Time: Early furlough, did some nice playing
summer, 1943. The two boys meet for our baseball team.
again, but under different condi- --
tions. Now one of them salutes 2d Bn S.
and "sirs" the other, but their 302,'d Bomb. Sq.
fast friendship remains. The "CH IT CHA T"
boys? One of them is Lt. Law-
rence W. Wadsworth, Wing By G. K.
Chemical Officer, and the other To escape the heat and tropical
is Sgt. Eugene Marchesi, A-5 sur of Floida summer weather,
clerk. more and more men are seeking
TYPEWRITER SKETCHING: coo1 relief by fleeing north on
"Versatile" is a podr adjective to, their furloughs. Armament re-
use in describing this week's ports that Cpls. Mollica and
Wing Hq. personality, but it is Mider, Pfes. J. B. Johnson, Russel
about the best one available. A and A. L. Schliep and Pvt. H. B.
master pianist and organist, a Spence are all on furlough. Cpl.
gifted artist, perfectly at home Bay and Pfc. White, both of Com-
amid the intricacies of radio, a munications, are enjoying their
thorough student of nature, a 15-day leave. And in the Ord-
speed demon with a typewriter nance department Pfcs. John
and at shorthand, a good writer, Daly and Fox and Glasuaskas,
etc., etc., ad infinitatum-that's. Pvts. Connell, Pop (the coke man)
S/Sgt. William H. Short, secre- Dion and Leon Lemings plus Cpl.
tary to Colonel Vance. Bill was Hannah are all absent with leave.
born in up-state New York, one- Pfc. Logan, from Tech. Supply,
third of a set of triplets, but his left last week to enjoy hiswell-
recent years have been spent in earned furlough.
and around Boston. Bill has had We're sorry to report that
lots' of experience in dance music, M/Sgt. Underwood, of Engineer-
both with his own band and with ing, and Cpl. Jackson, of Corn-
several "semi-name" bands. In munications, have been transfer-
addition to his fondness for mo- red to the 407th. Our loss is their
dern music, he is also a devoted gain. Another bit of sad news
follower of the old and contem- comes from the Radio shack.
porary masters. Quite a guy, this T/Sgt. Pettigrew has returned to
Bill Short, and one well worth the hospital for another operation
knowing. on his knee. :
....- ---* Sg-t. Elias, of Operations, is
The Eighty-Fourth back 'from D:S. as happy and
jovial as ever. Sgt. Wilkerson, of
Headquarters Sq. .Engineering, is also back from
The potent powers in Head- D.S. Pvt. Alleni-from Tech. Supply
quarters have a penchart for returned from his furlough, as
glamourous signs- bearing their did Cpl. Cox--of LOrdnance. We
names on their desks, For ex- still want to know why Cox h.d
his head shaved! Now that M/Sgt
ample, the wide expanse of w wahl- isa av NoehavM/h
nut in front of Will Young says Davis and Sgt. Carter have re
Sergeant Major and on Edwad turned from thelr furlough to
Sergeant Major and on Edwrard
R. Williams' table is emblazoned take up theli old positions at Ist
Persoimel Sergeant Ma or or and 3rd on our ball team, it
ords to that efeact. aj tr shouldn't be long before we break
words to that effect. Even the the tie between the 304th and
amazing Bob Bretland wangled a cte out on top.
new sign that stretches comple- come out o top.
tely across his office in letters T'wo new men have joined our
six-feet high, and as soon as he squadron. Pfc. Livinston is now
can get the materials he's going working in the Intelligence see-
to light. it up with neon. tion and Pvt. J. E. Everett is
So little Art Edmonston had being shown the rounds in the
every right to proclaim his newly Radio shack.
won glory as a sergeant by hand- --
ing his shingle on the threshold; 303rd Bomb. Sq.
it was a cruel joke on part of the
GI who changed the Sgt. ito read By- Cpl Joseph V. Perri
Aux. The turnout* at'the Squadron
S/Sgt. A. J. Greenup, fresh party last Monday night at Re-
from a hitch in the Caribbean creation Hall No. 2 was. tremen-
insists that Puerto Rico is just dous. The WAAC outfit was in-
outside the gates of paradise. He vited and their presence added
is having a difficult time making zing.
the transition from the senoritas We think they're swell and
of that tropic isle to the babes of good looking. The only fault we
Florida. could find with them was that
r they had to leave so early.
301st Bomb. S. Food and beer were plentiful
301st Bo b. q. and nothing GI about it, thanks
By Cpl. Ralph H. Jansen to Sgt. Brinker and Lt. Edward
Basic Training Days 'are here L. Hill.
again. For the past two weeks The higher brass was there in
part of our squadron has been force, lending a lot of class. Lt.
drilling with plenty of pep and Col P. A. Zartman was cheered
vigor. Pvt. Walter Guzzi, of Ho- lustily when he expressed his
boken, N. J., and Pvt. Walter pleasure with the affair and sug-
Tong of Los Angeles, Calif., are gested it be followed by many
two members of this group who more.
have marched faithfully everyday Party Notes
even though they have just left Liveliest Man: T/Sgt. Hoegh,
Basic Training at Miami Beach. despite his age, he drips jive.
Sgt. Bowers, of Engineering, Nerviest Man: Pvt. E. J. Pree-
refuses to discuss the things that bee cutting in on Col Vance, who
came up during his-recent plane was dancing with Mrs. V.
ride to Mississippi: What a shame Happiest Man: Cpl. Reuben D.
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MACDILL FIELD, Station 447, Post Exchange
Talasek, because his pretty wife
was draped on his arm.
Most Exhausted man: Pfc. M.
Lupo, dishing out food and beer.
Loneliest Man: Pfc. E. Gordon
snooping around and getting into
Casanova: S/Sgt. Eisenberg
dating three WAACs within an
hour;*, and all saying yes.
By S/Sgt, Edward N1. Worlock
Lt. MIntr., is back from a 15-
day leave, most of which spent
on the- train to and from) Denver,
The writer, wondering where
Cpl. Krim- of the communications
section, goes all the time after
hotrs, was not a little surprised
to leari: that his wife is here.
We hope she may find it possible
It must. have been' quite a sight
to see S/Sgt. Tatar, the driver
in operation's; and his assistant,
Sgt. Brodell, struggling with an
army two-and-a-half ton truck
as a means- of convincing the
powers that be it would be safe
to let them out in a jeep.
Our Tech Supply is "ON THE
BEAM," as they say, for recent
inspections have found every-
thing in the best of order. This
due to the efforts of Lt. James R.
Young, supply officer, and his
assistants, namely-Cpl; Thomp-
son, PFC. Oldham. Pvt. Howe'i
and Pvt. Fisher.
During the absence of 1st Sgt.
James Stinnette, who is on fur-
lough, S/Sgt. Zanchetti is keep-
irig the Orderly Room running
It has been rumored that the
"Gremlins," armed with can
.openers, have moved into the
,304th area. For further informa-
'tion we would suggest contacting
Lt. Flint who has just been ap-
pointed- keeper of the "Gremlins."
Each and every member of the
304th Squadron wishes to thank
those responsible for the way in.
which our DAY-ROOM has been
fixed up. The ping-pong table,
the billard table -and the reading
room- are all very popular.
Furl!-..iihs are still-in order and
we tind that at the present time,
IM/Sgt. Summers, Sgt. Gillespie,
Cpls. Marineo, Dorsden,. Whittle,
PFCs. Westerhoff, G. E. Smith,
Bertsch, Shizzirri, Bartell, and
Pvts.: D6ughertl, Roberts, -Craig
and Turner are enjoying a short
visit at home;
Congratul'atio's to the "A"
team in the Gro-up soft-ball
league. They are out in front,
being undefeated,, and we feel
that Pvt. Cline deserves our
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June.. 25, 1943,
June 25. 1943 THE ECHOES Page Sawesa
- The 339th Sounds Off the 405th might well envy. Espe-
S 9th VOUnS cially on the beam was the Offi-
By Pfc. Vince Parker cer's platoon under the capable
T/Sgts. Parker "and Wehrhan direction of the Communications
had a very enjoyable time at St. officer, Lt. Wilson. He said:
Petersburg and Pass- a Grille "What makes commanding a
beach last week. Due to split- platoon especially interesting is
second connections, the boys had to find out you're commanding
little difficulty in seeing the it about two seconds before time
sights, participating in some ex- to start!" At any rate, it looked
hilarating surf-bathing and a bit great, and perhaps it was partly
of down-towning. However, the due to having the 69th AAF
transportation problem was ai Band, under -the direction of
trifle irksome. But with the aid Warrant Officer Lester G. Baker.
of taxis, buses, and street-cars, There's one decided advantage
all turned -out well. in being out here in the great
open spaces by ourselves, on gas.
SWith some really top notch attack day. A smoke screen con-
players turning out, interest in training gas may be spread along
the -newly formed soft-ball league a half-mile sector, and need not
is rapidly mounting. Close games, affect anyone else. Needless to
coupled with some good pitching say, those not on the alert do a
are the main factors in the build- tremendous amount of sniffling
Jlig up of a keen rivalry. and snuffling, not to mention
Those tear-dimmed eyes! We are
Keep on good terms with the not bragging when we say that
Ice-Men, fellows. With the ex- we really give those gas masks
cessive heat we are having lately, a work out.
we can't afford to be without the -.
stuff that keeps us cool. "All I
that glitters is not gold," a sage 625th Bomb. Sq.
once said. So be it, but we of the The Ordnance Section can
double three nine range will set- boast of some new men this past
tie for a passel of ICE. week. So far we are well pleased
S t. Jacqes Pieere Theriot with them and lope that they
4 eJacquesne, retnedfro continue to display their interest
4 -'. Personnel returned fromin the section.
i dale, in the heart of the in the section
Louisiana Bayou country, bring- S/Sgt. George Griffin was off
ing with him a charming, blush- on a three-day pass last week It
ing with him a charming,ewhat is reported that it took him an-
ing bride. The Sgt. had somewhat other four days to gain his
of a blushing countenance, too. tr r t gth bck
The happy couple is at home in strength. McDonald must be feelinback.
Tampa. The street address is, of Sgt. McDonald must be feeling
Tampa. The street address is of ok n6w since his misunderstand-
no matter. They want to be alone. ino n hi;n is iTs.ndt.n
[i1 [i Yb CitJ M.. ti, d a.'J~J
Pfc. Lawson, fresh from fur-
lough, seems to be sticking pretty
close to camp lately. It is rumored
that his "one and only" promised
to stay at home, too. Sgt. Oden
will miss the beaming counten-
ance of his former buddy when
trekking to Tampa on his pleas-
ure-bent forays. But we know the
good Sgt. will carry on, doubling
bis share of the burden, while
friend Lawson lingers in memo-
Topping off a big week the
483rd managed to squeeze in the
time to whip up a fair-to-middlin
soft-ball club. The team includes
such notables- as First Sgt. Brun-
dag- at third base, Blackford
holiin.r down the hot spot at
ihdrt. and.S/Sgt.-Waldon and Pfc.
lac:t,'v sharing the -pitching du-
.ies. Speaking of Politics-how
about the 483rd B team trouncing
kbe .No. 1 team by a 16 to 5
count. Seems like the B team
should have an equal rating with
the A boys at least. After all, they
won by 11 runs!
.From the Shangri-la of the
nd comes the news that S/Sgt.
ck is back in.the. fold from
rlough. Also returned is that
alht.:c n,, private, The Hunter.
Phis lad's experience with the
Hollywood gals are worth listen-
1st Lt. Coker, CHARGE d'-
iftasr.s of the Intelligence P.I.
'ector, when asked for a quota-
ion on current curricular acti-
'it is gave vent with his usual
cheerfull chirp: "I'm still plea-
iantly pleased." OH, YEAH!
S/Sgt. Pollack, Group Dis-
atcher, made it a two-some while
!n his furlough recently. The
~otor Pool personnel notice no
special change in the Sarge, with
he exception of walking along
'itrh that "they got me" "expres-
ion on his pan.
405th Bomb. Group
~ k ler quarters
-By' FOREST B. STITH
Social Service Officer
"-. now the 405th is in the
ids'gof getting its personnel "in
he .groove," insofar as personal
affairs are concerned. There's
othinA so easing to a soldier's
lind a the knowledge that those
pr whom he cares will be taken
arse of- "in case ."
-.The Group Review, Saturday
corriine. went-with the elan,
ciat nr:i esprit de corps that
dcer, mn,:,re seasoned groups than
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hit him right on the head.
T/Sgt. Albert Yelverton acted
as First Sergeant for the 625th
Bomb Squadron during the Re-
view last Saturday morning.
It is reported that S/Sgt. Bert
Beria, one of our chief gunners,
is now a married man. We wish
him the best of luck. Perhaps we
can run the full particulars of
the wedding in the Echoes the
We are getting up a soft ball
team. In the near future we
should be ready to challenge most
any ball team.
There is an advantage to the
rainy weather here in Florida. In
the first place you can't go any
place in the rain. In the second
place you wouldn't have any
place to go anyway. Since you
stay in the barracks you save
money unless, you can get some
one to play cards. No one has
money to play cards a few days
after pay day so this is one time
that we can write letters and
626th Bomb. Sq.
By Nat Schmetter
The 626th had their picnic Sun-
day and it went over with a bang.
A great time was had by all the
enlisted men and officers. The
lake was swell and so was the
food and drinks. We don't know
who the people were that let us
use -their home and also the lake
but we sure thank-them for being
The enlisted men handed the
officers two trimmings in Volley
S/Sgt. Murphy beat a Signal
Corps..soldier in tennis. Our little
cook gave us an exhibition in
fancy .diving. First Sgt. Sibley
had his hands' full trying to duck
Rex B(i}iard Parlor
Daniel S. Bagley
Sgt. Phillips. M/Sgt. Jones got
.his bald spot sunburned. Next
time wear a hat, Sgt.
How is iA most of the wheels
don't know how to swim?
Cpl. Peters showed us some
Police tricks which almost broke
Sgt. Schmetter's back. That's only
because the Cpl. double-crossed
To sum it all up, .a great time
was hed by all and the boys
proved that they can be real
627th Bomb. Sq.
By Cpl. J. E. Hannon
Chit and some chat: One of the
nicest fellows in the .Sq. shipped
out this week; Cpl. "Robbie" Ro-
binson. It has been said too often,
'but "Robbie" is one guy we'll
miss .Cpl. Carl Johnson Erst-
while "Golden Boy" of the outfit,
is a thoroughly domesticated lad
these days. Nightly he dutifully
wends his way townward where
the lucky C. J. finds his wife
waiting 1st Sgt. Jim Volpi-
celli, working a little harder than
usual getting all the new men
settled Sgt. Al Disdier seeing
"Maggie" 'as often as he can get
away from the Orderly Room
which, unfortunately, isn't often.
. Sgt. Cunner Bill de Cecca, the
little bullet, seen mailing his pic-
ture to Sally-and all the other
I Profile: M/Sgt. Thomas W.
Hickson-soft?spoken, quiet, Tom
calls Laurel, Mississippi, home. A
regular army man, Tom spent the
latest six- of his 24 years wearing
khaki; started off in the famous
old sixth cavalry whose C.O. was
general "Blood and Guts" Patton.
Once started, Tom has a great
collection of tales to tell of those
days. The difficulty is in getting
him started. Likes to smoke
Chesterfields when any of his
men in the communication section
has them. Pithy in speech, T. W.
is a remarkable coiner of original,
descriptive, and amusing phrases.
Cpl. Hannon haunts him waiting
for him to talk, and then jotting
down the results. One of the most
popular lads in the .outfit-and
deservedly so-Tom is one of the
reasons why the 627th is the best
in the group.
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Drew Net Team
Has Star Players
Request for tennis players to
join the Drew net team met with
The team crossed racquets with
MacDill's squad at the Davis
Island Tennis Club yesterday
The Drew team consists of Lt.
Roland Lubin, former Pacific
Coast Corference champion; Lt.
Fisher, former member of the
Fort Monmouth, N. J., team; Lt.
Weller, formerly No. 2 player at
Willidms College, and Pvt. John
Although response to the call
for players has been excellent, it
is believed that many fine tennis.
players on the field have not re-
84th Bomb. Group
By Pvt. Walter P. Kane
What with usual army turn-
overs, furloughs and necessary
line duties, the 84th Bomb Group
Softball League encountered dif-
ficulties in fulfilling their sched-
ule last week. However, the ulti-
mate winning of the base world's
series is tne goal of the softball
moguls in that loop and plans
were madIe for a fresh renewal
of competition for the coming
Manages Lynch and Waldorf
of the 30,-h, Nelson and Polacek
of the 3,.nd, Cizek of the 303,
and Mendes and Stanley of the
301st, are he nucleus of the new
set-up. Pr:or to the reorganiza-
tion, the 304th. A team was lead-
ing the league due principally to
the stand-put pitching of Wally
Waldorf ho hurled four victo-
ries in all the team's games.
Fortunately for most of the
teams in the league, new players
have arrived from other posts and
are filling in the gaps in big
league style. Notably among these
newcomers is DeRosa of the 304th
A, who was a stand-out shortstop
in semi-pro circles in New York
City. When he is not cavorting
for the Drew Field baseball team,
he guarantees his quickly won
pals in his squadron that he'll
spark the boys to the little
We have it fresh from the feed
box that the 303rd A and B teams
have uncovered several minor
league players in new men who
have moved into their squadron.
Secret practice sessions have been
held and they're all set to take
wraps off the boys and breeze
through to winning the group
Standing of the League as
of June 19th
W L Percent
304th A 5 0 1000
302nd B 5 1 .850
302nd A 4 1 .800
301st A 3 3 .500
303rd B 2 3 '.400
304th B 3 4 .400
303rdA co 1 4 .200
301st B 0 7 .000
330th Signal Co.
The Fighting 330th Softball
team trimmed the 15th Fighter
9 to 0 in a slugfest. It was the
sixth consecu ive win for the
Wing Company. This team does
not belong ro the Base league, but
will play any team on the field.
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314th SOFTBALL LEAGUE 339th Softball League
Won Lo Is Now Hitting Stride
Base Adjt. ._- 1 0 With four teams engaging in
903rd QM ------ 0--0 1 some really close games, the 339th
Photo Lab & PT __- 0 0 soft-ball sluggers are ready for
Ordnance Sect. .- 0 0 some good opposition, not exclud-
853rd Service --.0 0 ing the high-riding 84th outfits.
The league plays a good brand The highlight of the week was
of ball. In the opening game the provided by the 485th team, led
Base Adjutant section defeated byT/Sgt. Parker, who with Pvt..
the 903rd, 16-3. The game sched- Pickett doing some extra nifty
uled between the Photo Lab PT twirling, battened down the
and the 903rd was postponed un- hatches of the 484th gang by a
til Thursday on account of rain. 2 to 1 verdict. This 485th outfit
Games in this league are has plenty on the ball as shown
played at 6:45 P.M. from Mon- by their win streak of 12 straight
day through Thursday in the games up to the opening of league
314th Base Hqs. & Air Base play. With Chaplain Opperman
Squadron area. calling the decisions', dissension
-- as. to who's on and who's out
330th Signal Wing is kept to a minimum.
2nd Lt. Lubin, league organizer
Softballers Challenge and P.T. instructor, is getting the
All Drew Field Teams teams whipped up to physical fit-
l D w Feld Team ness and with the cooperation of
all concerned will have a league
Sgt. John W. During, of the t a et challenges the batting
330th Signal Co. Wing, has an- prowess and pitching skill of the
nounced that his softball club is best performers of Drew Field.
now prepared to challenge all The 483rd Officers' team went
comers from any outfit on Drew down to defeat at the hands of
Field. the enlisted men last Tuesday by
The 330th has an enviable rec- a score of 13 to 10. It was a slug-
ord. In ten showings it has drop- fest all the way. The officers
ped only one and tied another, maintain the score would have
The nine has also tromped on the been more in their favor if they
Coast Guards of Taroon Springs had their full strength massed.
who are the first-half champions It seems their mainstays or reg-
of the St. Petersburg league and ular players' were absent due to
champions of Pinellas County. certam missions. Capt. Tucker
However, the local team was out- and Lt. Finneran were standout
scored by the Coast Guards in the players for the losers.
Any outfit on Drew Field
which is interested in challenging ACCOMODATING FELLOW
this softball team can do so by Heard in an air raid shelter: "Is
contacting Sgt. Doring on phone there a macintosh in here that's
number 579, at least twenty-four
hours in advance of the desired large enough to keep two young
playing time. ladies warm?"
"No, but there's a McPherson
Drew Signal Nine who's willing to try," was the re-
Plays Camp Martin ply from a dark corner."
In Sarasota I
The hard-hitting Drew Field
Signal team will meet the nine
from Camp Martin on Saturday
in Sarasota. Camp Martin has a
record of one win against three
losses in the Payne Park Army
Tamulis, Drew's former big
league hurler, will probably op-
pose Becker, who is slated to
pitch for Camp Martin. Lt. Chet.
Thomas, coach of the Drew nine,
will be behind the plate for the
Signal team, while Kawka will
catch for Martin.
Elimination bouts are to be
scheduled soon to select the best
boxers of the 314th Base Hdq.
and Air Base Sqdn. for berths on
a 314th amateur boxing team.
The Physical Training office
announces that the purpose of
the tournament will be to develop
a team to meet challengers from
other outfits on Drew Field.
A bulletin will be issued soon
outlining the requirements for
entry into the meet.
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