VOL. 2, NO. 21 Published Exclusively in the Interest of the Personnel of Drew Field Friday, July 30, 1943
Son of Drew Field Officer Wins Presidential
Citation for Exceptional Service in Marines
Sgf. Eugene P. Simsic, youthful hero of the U. S. Marine Corps,
home from 10 months in Guadalcanal, greets his father, W.O. (s.g.)
Phillip Simsic, Assistant Adjutant, Base Headquarters, Drew Field,
while Mrs. Simsic looks on approvingly.
Sgt. Eugene P. Simsic, Aerial gunner in the U. S. Marine Corps,
is visiting his home in Tampa after 10 months in Guadacanal
where he was twice cited for exceptional service. The Presidential
citation is awarded with the recommendation that the coveted
Medal of Honor be given the service man at a later date.
The tall, shy youngster, is very modest about the award, as well
as the other three medals on his breast. They are the Marine Corps
Expeditionary Medal, given for all expeditions not covered by
specially awarded medals, the American Theatre of War medal, and
the three starred medal for participation in three major engage-
ments in the Southwest Pacific. On his shoulder the 17 year old
youth wears the huge figure 1 surrounded by white stars of the
Southern Cross, representative-of the 1st Division, Guadacanal.
Born February 4, 1926, at.Columbia, South Carolina, Sgt. Simsic
was educated at Baton Rouge, La. He enlisted at New Orleans
April 23, 1942.
Questioned about his entering the service so young, the ser-
"I knew Dad wouldn't get me in under age, so I had to get myself
in. I had to go! I hung around the Marines so long they had to
take me to get rid of me. Besides, Dad got in the army unddr age
so .I didn't think he'd mind very much."
Sgt. Sfmsic received his boot training at San Diego, Calif., and
was sent from there to North Island from where he sailed for
Hawaii in September 1942. He was stationed at Eva Field, Hawaii,
until October 29. On November 11, 1942 he was ordered to
Sgt. Simsic had little to say of the actual fighting which never
ceased after his arrival in Guadacanal.
"There's really nothing very unusual about my experiences there.
As a tail gunner, one day was just like another-excitment, as the
folks back home think of it, was as common as chow.
"The only incident that I can think of off-hand, and that wasn't
unusual, took place on December 3. We took off and saw four
heavy-Jap -cruisers. They had no fighter protection. It looked like
a cinch! Suddenly we saw planes in the sky, but they were our
own P-39s. The gang of us ran into about 45 Jap Zeroes. Three
of them were on our tail. We chased two away smoking and a
2P-39 got the other.
"With the zeroes out of the way, we started dropping "fish"
orpedoes) when we were no more than a hundred feet above the
water. We hit amidship and went back to the base where we
learned that we'd made our target for sure."
Sgt. Simsic is the son of WO (sg) and Mrs. Phillip Simsic, 2825
'Morgan Street, Tampa. WO Simsic is Assistant Adjutant, Base
Headquarters, Drew Field.
Drew Officers Entertained
At Promotion Party
Drew WAC Model New Drew C.O. Has
To Take Part In 22-Year Service Record
Musical Comedy "Being a commanding officer
Patricia K. Ulrich, South Bend, of an air base squadron is a good
Ind., member of the 756th WAC deal different from that of being
Post Headquarters Company, C.O. of an infantry company,"
has found her civilian training said Capt. Charles J. O'Laughlin,
of value for spare time service. who recently succeeded Capt.
John A. Schneider as command-
Patricia, who works at a cleri- ing officer of the 314th Base
cal job is to become a part of the Headquarters and Air Base
Special Services Musical Comedy Squadron.
show being planned for the per- "The C.O. of an infantry train-
sonnel at Drew Field. ing unit trains with.his men eight
"Pat" told Spcial Services hours or more daily," the captain
"Patofficrs: told Special Servi added, "and takes care of the ad-
officers: ministrative details' after the
At college I took part in dra- m d a the
mat college andI took part in dra- day's work is dgne. That's partly
tended to become an instructor due to the s of oicrs
in physical training but the war On the other hab in an air base
came along and ended that. squadron a C.O better able to
Everyone at home was gone. regulate his hours, confining him-
My brothers were in the service. self primarily to administrative
It wasn't home any longer. i duties."
went to work in a defense plant, Capt. O'Laughlin is in a posi-
but it didn't seem that I was do- tion to draw such a contrast. An
ing enough. I had to do some- infantry officer of long standing
thing that was actually a part of before his assignment to the Air
the fight my brothers were carry- Corps on December 13, 1941, the
ing td the enemy. captain has brought with him to
Enrolling in the WAC, I felt Drew Field a wealth of experi-
that I was really going in there ence.
to pitch-that I was needed, and The new C.O. of the 314th, who
that sooner or later my civilian was born on August 16, 1895, at
training would be of service. Now Virginia, Minnesota, has been in
I'm certain of it.
Frankly, I had decided not to
re-enlist in the WAC. I still felt
that I was not doing enough.
Friday morning I read an add .
on the front page of the Drew
Echoes. It slapped me right in
the face. There was something I
could do in addition to the rou- '.
tine job. I went after it. "
As a part of the morale building
program in Special Services, I
feel that I've found an added in-
centive for remaining in the ser-
vice. Surely, there can be no *i
greater part for one with my ...
ale for troops to whom recrea-
training than the building of mor- .
tional relaxation is as important .'. ,
as good chow and proper rest to .'
make them fighters.
Now that I've found this ad- ::'.
ditional service in the WAC, I
hope to be among the first to re-
enlist for the duration plus-as
long as I can be useful to the the armed services for 22 years.
service and to help those lads Eighteen years have been spent as
who are going out to fight along- a commissioned officer. During
side my brothers. All my spare these years he has trained with
time is their time. machine guns and was command-
Auxiliary Ulrich was recently ing officer of a heavy weapons
chosen as the "Typical WAC" to company in the Colorado National
be sculptured by Philip DeFluers, Guard when the 45th Division, to
former New York and Hollywood which he was assigned, was called
sculptor who made the bust of to active duty September 16, 1940.
Col. Melvin B. Asp. His military history includes
attendance at the Fort Benning
Third Fighter Com. (Ga.) Infantry School, where he
Sipursued a three-month course for
Officers Promoted company officers, graduating on
May 28, 1937. In addition he con-
,The officers promotions for cluded the three-month course for
Headquarters III Fighter Com- battalion commanders and staff
mand last week included that of officers which was completed
Major Gordon T. Gould, Jr., and September 9, 1940.
1st Lt. Edward F. Barth. Relieved of his assignment with
Major Gould, Assistant Signal the infantry because of the age
Officer, has been with the III limit, he was assigned to the ex-
Fighter since May, 1942. Prior pending Air Corps, reporting to
to then he was a department head the Savannah Air Base on Decem-
at Drew Field's Rader Scho'ol for ber 13, 1941. He remained at that
five months, station until February 7, 1943,
A West Point Cadet and grad- when he was transferred to Way-
uate of the United States Mill- cross, Georgia, a sub-base of
tary Academy in June, 1941, Ma- Drew Field, where he served as
ior Gould was commissioned as a Base executive officer. On June
Signal Corps officer. He received
advanced communications train-
ing at Harvard College.
Lt. Edward F. Bartl received
his silver bars. He has been
Assistant Ordance Officer, III
Fighter Command, since Decem-
ber 29, 1942. Lt. Bartl was an
enlisted man for one and one
half years prior to attending Or-
dnance OCS from where he grad-
uated in December of last year.
Lt. Bartl is a native of Wisconsin.
Get 'Em Sewed On Here
".". .' .. Enlisted men who have stripes
to be sewed on uniforms, minor
Shown abeve are the newly promoted Drew Field officers who alterations, or mending done, may
were entertained at a buffet supper at the Base Officers' Club this avail themselves of the sewing
week. Included are: Majors E. P. Jones and C. K. Delaho; Captains service rendered by the Officers'
Wm. King, W. S. Beckett, H. C. Coward, D. J. Dole, F. G. Favorite, Wives' Sewing Circle.
E. B. Dailey, Rudolph Bostleman; First Lieutenants G. E. McCar- Clothing should be left at Cha-
thy, L. R. Rohr, T. A. Crocker, Charles Andrews, Oscar Chase and pel No. 1, before 10 o'clock Tues-
R. T. Gayley. day morning.
28 of this year he was ordered
to Drew Field to assume com-
mand of the 314th Base Head-
quarters and Air Base Squadron.
Capt. O'Laughlin was a road
supervisor for the state of Colo-
rado in civilian life. He makes
his home at Wellington, Colorado,
with his wife and two children.
His 19-year-old son is a corporal
in the 157th Infantry, stationed
at Camp Barkley, Texas. In his
spare time, the captain hunts and
fishes, and likes to get in a bit
A WAC utility coat with hood
was left in WAC area bus Sat-
urday. Will finder turn it in
to bus driver or call Orderly
room of 756th WAC Post Head-
quarters Company. Ldss of
the coat will mean a month's
pay to the owner if not re
More Flying Time Than
His Pilots, Is Record of
New 405th C. O.
From the Mississippi River
Bluffs of Tenhessee comes an in-
dividual as rugged as the state he
calls home. He is none other than
Maj. Fred G. Hook, of Memphis,
who early developed a yen to fly,
Starting early in life with a
worn out plane, bailing wire and
other hillsman's repair accessories,
he piled up many hours of flyng
time for fun as well as a,means
of livelihood, before he entered
the armed forces to put his abili-
ties and knowledge to work where
where it would do the most good.
With his group at Drew Field
since its activation early last
March, which he served in the
capacity of executive officer, the
major is thoroughly conversant
with each stage of its develope-
ment and well suited to command.
Moreover, he has more flying time
than any of his pilots, is the
crack-shot of the group officers
on the pistol range and an in-
defatiguable athlete in physical
Maj. Hook has a wealth of anec-
dotes garnered from days when
he belonged to that fraternity of
fliers who followed closely on the
heels of the barnstormers.
"I'd fly my crate anywhere,
anytime," the major said, "and
darned glad of the opportunity.
All that I needed was gas, oil and
of course the bailing wire. The
remarkable thing is, that with
I had never had a crack-up!"
flying time running into four
figures when I entered the service,
Maj. Hook is the 405th Bomb
group's thirdcommander. It was
originally headed by Lt. Col.
Marvin S. Zipp, who was recently
placed on another assignment.
Maj. Hook replaces Lt. Col. Mark
E. Hubbard, who served a short
time before his assignment to
Command and Staff school.
Maj. Hook's chief hobbies are fly-
ing, hunting and fishing, all of
which he may indulge in Florida,
that is, in those rare moments of
freedom allowed to a group com-
Maj. Hook is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred G. Hook, Sr., of 1211
Jackson ave., Memphis. He at-
tended Humes High School there
and is a member of the Memphis
Aero Club and the National Aero-
Fair Exchange Is No Robbery
A new idea in exchanging
dances will begin on Wednesday
evenings when trucks carrying
125 Drew Field soldiers will go to
St. Petersburg. The men will at-
tend a dance given especially for
The same trucks will make the
return trip to Drew Field carry-
ing 100 young women from St.
Petersburg to attend the Service
Club Dance at this base. The ve-
hicles taking the young women
home after the dance will return
the Drew men to their base.
Tickets for the dance will go
on sale Tuesday at 6:00 p. m. The
trucks for the men will leave the
base promptly at 6:00 p. m., Wed-
A Lonely G. I. Learns
"All Is Not Gold ... "
By T/5 Richard Odlin
A man in a soldier's uniform
Islood at the gates of Drew Field
-the other evening. He was at the
Crossroads as he stood there in
the twilight looking out over the
field for the last time. His hand
tightened 6n the envelope he
It was his "honorable dis-
charge." The last glow of crim-
-son in the sunset sky was swiftly
:fading, melting into the purple
.and blue of oncoming night.
As he stood there, gazing at the
onug roads and rows of barracks,
-the lights flickered on one by
.ane, just as the stars flickered on
sone by one in the darkening sky
above. Somewhere in the distance
a bugle sounded. The night
sounds of an Army camp are not
like other sounds-the tread of
many feet, the indistinct and muf-
ited sound of voices carried on
some capricious air wave blend
into a strange symphony full of
Overtones. There was, I imagine,
just the trace of a tear in his eye
as he watched groups of shadowy
i.gures filing up and down the
roadways, some moving quickly,
There were groups sauntering
toward the Service Club, lively
,goups heading for the P.X.s,
lines forming outside the movie
lduses and recreation halls, and
still others strolling along with
=o 'particular destination in mind
-Iperhaps to see a pal in some
.other unit, or maybe headed for
thie Day Room. Everywhere the
men were moving about, all set
to enjoy their hours of relaxation
in their own way, in their own
worli, an Army camp!
A soldier passed by with a
friendly greeting, "Hi, bud, going'
.to town?" The man's hand tight-
ened again on that envelope.
SYes, he was going' to town-he
"was going home. Before him lay
tc wIorld he'd known eleven long
months ago, the life to which he
-was returning-familiar faces, fa-
miliar places, the old daily rou-
tie. He was going back, but
somehow it all seemed remote
.4ad unreal. Would it be the same?
3To. Things had changed in.that
ye-"r he'd been away, but most of
. Ili he had changed.
Another voice grecfed him in
passing, "Hi, soldier." Soldier-
lie smiled a little to himself, but
Ai was an odd smile, a bit sar-
SIthad come, the moment he'd
Ibien waiting for-weeks of wait-
SHe smiled again as he thought
es th*e little groups of men gath-
ering each noon and evening, all
chattering about their papers,
Over-age discharge, and all tell-
irg each other the latest latrine
zxifriors. "So-and-so says we'll all
-be out by such-and-such a date."
- ."I can't figure out what's
.,, ldine up. my papers." "Bo!
'1-I I he glad to leave this place?
i'i an't come soon enough for
Sure. He'd said the same thine
euv'ryone else did. He'd watched
a-nd waited for nwes. He'd pes-
lkired them to death in the Order-
ly Room. He'd known hope and
cs;pair three times a day. He'd
.'u.--ed the whole darned place
*Jp one.side and do9n the other.
,L 'A, built up an image of life in
1A .- outside world, till it resem-
T'I'.3 an Utopian paradise in tech-
;'x ,ifA', obut that, remember, was
wi.l'?le he 'was still waiting.
' Even an hour before they'd
iraled him in to get his final re-
ize he'd felt that way.
rut now it was over. Well,
a.is.ething had happened to him
adcep down inside.
ife had thought he'd be light-
l-earted and gay, full of pep!
efter all. he was getting out. But
'i didn't feel light-hearted. He
fas full of odd emotions, and he
0cit a deep loneliness.
Only a wire fence separated
ilim"from the life of tho / ,mv.
'he world he'd known for those
'ef-ven months', and the outside,
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the world from which he had games on pay day, and the pinch-
come and to which he was return- ing pennies at the gnd of the
ing. But it seemed like a wall of month. Even a postage stamp felt
stone. Its gates had, closed on like a ten-dollar bill.
him for the last time. He wasn't And he remembered drill and
coming back that night-or any policing, and, calisthenics, soft-
Sother night, ball and horseshoes, and the time
On the bus, as'it rumbled and at reveille when Cpl. Zip got flus-
groaned into Tampa, he felt even tered and reported, "three men
more alone. He was dressed the private" instead of "absent."
same way the other boys were He thought of the times he'd
dressed, but he didn't feel "one cussed the non-coms and what a
,of them." good guy "Mugs" was (he was the
Oh, he laughed and talked with top pick), and how damned much
them. After all, they didn't know he really liked the so-and-so's
that he was going "out," but in- and how terribly he missed them.
side his heart was heavy. A quick, The bus jolted to an abrupt
sharp pain caught at it as he stop ... Tampa. The last passen-
thought of Al, the barracks' or- ger was gone and he stepped off
derly, running after him in a pair the bus. He took one last look at
of shorts and fatigue hat, waving it, his'last link with Drew Field
a sock and yelling, "Hey, Ray, and Army life. Yes, he was going
you forgot something." home.
And he thought of "Brass" and h .
his line of bull and the time he Well, fellow, that's how it is!'
had wangled his way out of K.P. You may shout about getting out.
and than got caught for guard You. may gripe and bitch and
duty cuss, you may say you don't like
He thought of the scuffles in the Army and will yelp with joy
the barracks and the fun and the day you go out that gate.
laughs they'd had, and the night Maybe you will ..-
when Al came home feeling high But I'd be willing to bet my
and fell over the ironing board, last buck that you'll feel the
and the time they put Coca-Cola same way this soldier did.
bottles and mess kits in Brass' There's something about the
bed and waited till he tried to Army ,a camaraderie and bond
get into it. There were some with your fellow men, that you'll
pretty raucous and lively argu- never find anywhere else.
ments that-night, but there were You may leave it behind, but,
plenty of odnatured belly- believe me, you'll never forget it.
laughs too. _- It will leave an indelible mark,
He thoug!.o the chow line and you'll be proud of it.
and the wail T'iv went up when
the main dish turned out to be 7
weinies, and the gripes and grum-
bles and gigs, and the endless
washing in the shower, sun tans
and fatigues, fatigues and sun
He thought of the times they'd
had in town-Bill and Al and
"Brass" and Izzie the night
they'd slept all over that hotel
room-on the floor, in the tub,
everywhere. Brass was the win-
ner that night.
Then there were the crap
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July 30. lS'4~ THE ECHOES Page Thre
The Base Classification Officer,
which handles ASTP, has moved
.to the corner of 8th and "B"
Streets, into what was formerly
the III Fighter Command Build-
ing. Information on ASTP can be
obtained there as well as forms
for individual application. How-
ever, most of the notices to report
for interview will state that en-
listed men are to appear at the
Schools Building, No. 12-B-20,
located at 6th and "C" Streets. In
a few cases men are notified to
call at the Base Classification Of-
S There is a new requirement for
those who want to take the ASTP
Foreign Area and Language
courses. To qualify for the Euro-
pean language, course men must
have an Army General Classifica-
tion Test score of 125 or better.
Applications for the Asiatic Area
and Language course can still be
approved if the applicant has a
score of 115 or better. In both
cases men must be on general
service in order to be considered.
Last week a college, math
.urse at Tampa University was
announced in this paper for those
who need such courses in order
to qualify for ASTP. Those inter-
ested should leave their names at
mase Classification Office. The
course will last seven weeks, and
nen will attend for two hours
per night four nights a week. Al-
gebra and plane trigonometry are
the math courses 'to be given.,
Starting date of the course will
be announced. Fees will be rea-,
sonable if 15 men sign up.
SDISH'N rDIR ,
PBy PFC. WILLIAM A. 1NORRIS
On Friday.of last week the men
of Camp DeSoto enjoyed one of
the most elaborate affairs of the
decade. We wish to express our
gratitude to the manager, hostess-
es'and members of the new Serv-
ice Men's Club of Tampa, and es-
pecially the officer who made this
occasion possible. We are looking
forward to many more affairs of
Sgt. Willie. H. Dilon (quote):
"I pledge to continue to climb the
ladder until I reach the acme of
success. As physical instructor,
my object is not to mold a per-
fect physique, but to convey the
thought 6f physical fitness and
the supreme need of vast man
power. I feel personally obligated
in conditioning the men for any
obstacle that might confront them
in the fuutre. We're getting 100
per cent cooperation in this
Physical Training Program. My
aim is to develop bodies to wipe
ODDS AND ;ENDS
Chief "gold bricker," Pvt.
Saunders Welch has a very
smooth line, but his hook is quite
rusty. Pvt, Morris "Shakey"
Barnes is no longer a soldier. The
boys said he looked sharp as a
tack with his "zoot suit" stroll-
ing around the area. ... There
are a few more promotions in our
midst in the 440th Aviation Sq.
They are as follows: Sgt. Vincent
.J. Tutson to the rank of staff ser-
geant; Cpl. Vernon T. Harrison,
sergeant; last, but not least, from
Cpl. to Sgt. Willie H. Dillon. Pfc.
James Canady with his nose al-
ways to the grindstone has
reached the rank of corporal.-Stay
on the ball, Canady, there are
higher ranks awaiting you.
Miss Gladys Thomas, of Tampa,
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Castner of Hq. Sq., III Fighter
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double ring ceremony was con-
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mother, Mrs. A. Thomas, by Rev.
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1. You find honey bees in a
hive and bumble bees in a nest.
Where would you find sea bees?
2. Which one of these actors
was born in the United States:
Cary Grant, Melvyn Douglas,
3. Is a prairie dog more closely
related to a coyote, a sheep dog
or a squirrel?
4. For what purpose would a
person be apt to go into a "ton-
5. If someone gave you a pon-
cho, would you ride, wear it or
6. What's the difference be-
tween a hassock and a Cossack?
. 7. In the Walt Disfiey pictures,
Dumbo is a elephant and Bambi
is a deer. What is Pedro?
8. Has the size of American
women's feet increased during the
past 10 years?
5. In a card game, what is a
10. Which of these names of
vegetables is also a verb: celery,
(Answers. oil Page 7)
Ririgness, before many relatives
. Mrs. Castner is 'a native of
Tanipa.. Pfc. Castner, a cook
woiks at the 312th Mess Hall. He`
is 'the son of 'Mr. anid Mrs. L. S.
Castner of Monongahela, Penn.
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the deadline, midnight, August
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soldiers may obtain a maximum
of $10,000 in insurance with a
waiver on the examination. Of-
ficers are urged to keep their'
.personnel alert to the deadline
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Possible, Says Mrs. Roosevelt
If the shortage of women in
the service becomes too great, it
will lead to registering and taking
in people of certain ages, Mrs.
Roosvelt told newsmen at a press
conference on Monday of this
Mrs. Roosvelt suggested that the
fact that the WAVES are not per-
mitted to serve overseas and the
recent attacks on the social be-
havoir of the WAC may have cut
down enlistment. If recruiting
for women's units continues to lag
below the need, registration and
the draft will becomnie inevitable.
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July 30, 1943
TH EHESJuy30 14
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Home Town Nostalgia
The home town is. any village or small city in these United States.
It's the sLppers in the church basement, where the Catholic pro-
prietor of the Corner Drug sits next to the Baptist owner of the
Handy-Andy Grocery, the Congregational minister talks corn
prices with the Methodist farmer, and the gent who owns the
Cosmopolitan Haberdashery on Main Street (Gents' Furnishings)
discusses (with a pronounced accent) Little Abie's operation with
Mrs. Black who is a Christian Scientist-it's Mrs. Joe Dokes', wife
of the garage man, Brown bread and baked beans-Mrs. White's
angel food that wins prizes at. the county fair-it's Grandma Hol-
leran's patchwork quilts that are made with veined and rheumatic
hands during winter days when she can't get outside because of
the icy streets-it's the neighborly gossip Saturday evenings when
the farmers come in to do their "trading!"-it's Mrs. McGonigle's
bay window on Main street, full of blooming plants because she has
a "green hand"--it"s the small town frindliness that accounts for
-every-house in town having a flowering plant from the "slips" given
-nm by Mrs. McGonigle-it's the corner drug store where the
so,-k-ds gather evenings to play the juke box while they sip
sodas a.nd. :ke sheep's eyes at the youngest set-it's the awed feel-
ing one knows'en chalice is raised before 'the alter, the sun
coming through st ,^sswindows making ~it
Holy Grail-the hush that prece--4&-'_P ng prayer in the
village church and the rustling sound as the congregation settles
back to hear the sermon-it's the sound of youngsters singing
"Praise God" in the Sunday School room in the. basement- it's the
picnic the last day of school-it's the poignant.thrill at hearing Taps
blown at the cemetery on Memorial Day when the village arose
early to decorate the graves of their loved ones with peonies and
iris, a few plutocrats having boughtenn" wreaths from the city
greenhouse-it's speeches in the park on July 4 and the fireworks in
the evening-it's the weekly band concert in the park with the old
folks sitting quietly in parked cars while the young .folks stroll
hand in hand through the less well lighted park lanes-it's-the kind-
liness shown when Death 'lays its hand on a home-the prepared
food brought in to feed relatives gathered for the last rites-it's
the broths and eggs, fresh from the nest, and the home grown
flowers brought to an invalid-it's the neighbor running in to
borrow a cup of flour or to sit up a night or two with an ailing
child- it's the country doctor who brought you into the world and'
nursed you through the measles, examined you for your preliminary
physical so you could get into the Army or the WAC, who shook
your hand with tears in his eyes as he wished you Godspeed, who
will make out your death certificate when your time comes, or
who will certainly be one of the sincere mourners at your funeral if
death marks you away from home-it's the aunts and uncles and
cousins and neighbors who tease you about your beau, who spend
hours working exquisite linens for your wedding gift, who know
about your first baby almost before you do, who tells you how to
raise it and, shares your pride when it is grown and on its own-'
it's the fierce loyalty that makes families hide their differences and
stick together before all the world, right or wrong-it's the dinkist,
narrow-minded, nosiest, small town you ever knew! It's the kindest,
most loyal, most wonderful place in the world!
IT'S WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR! IT'S YOUR HOME TOWN!
An indiscreet word is a more deadly form of
sabotage than a thousand bombs!
Page I our
Entire Family All Out W AC BACK TALK
For Victory BY Aux. Molly A. Adams
So you can't take it, huh?
"The women will never be able to stand it!
..7 "Phooey, women don't belong in uniform. Leave 'em in the
kitchens, at home, away from all the excitment-"out of the know."
',Why, they'll never be able to make the snap judgement required
of officers. They'll never get anywhere. They'll never be able to
move troops, to march, to drill, or anything. They just weren't
S'made that way. They're too dumb-too dependent. This is a man's
war. They"ll just be in the way.
"It can't be done, I tell you! Imagine women living together,
S eating together, working together, for any length of time. Why,
they'll probably claw each other's eyes out before it's over, or if they
don't they'll go nuts, as sure as shooting They"re too catty to do it
"Who wants a lot of skirted soldiers around anyway? The officers
won't have 'em, you"ll see.
"Petticoat army, bah. What on oith will we do wid 'em?
"The government is just wasting money. It's foolish, stupid, idiotic!
Why, women can never be soldiers! They can't bear the hardships
S' of it-they"ll fold up, wait and see. They can't give up the conven-
iences they've been. used to-their sheer stockings, their clothes-
S ; !horse ideas, their fat, jucy defense job salaries, their leisure time,
their entertainment. It'll last a month or two--then poof!"
: i Sounds familiar, doesn't it.
We defied them. We fought tooth and nail for the opportunity
Mrs. R. C. McNeal, shown to show the world in general-and our families and friends in
above, was too lonely to stay particular-that they were wrong.
home and keep house after her Now,one short year later, we have the opportunity to get out of
five sons went to war. She is it all, to return to the civilian life we knew then.
now employed as a cashier at What's the matter girls? Don't you think you're inclined .t
Post Exchange No. 10, Drew rationalize a bit? Isn't that fervent and angry declaration of you.
Field. that you "can do a damned sight more for.the war effort in my oltS"
job" just another way of saying, "I couldn't take it! Maybe they
T. Sgt. Harty Marries were right. I'll just go home and start in at the defense plant again,
Nobody will be the wiser. I imagine my boss had a terrible'time
Home Town Sweetheart replacing me anyway. I really owe it to him t6 go back. It just isn't
ATechinical Seeant of Drew fair for anyone of my. capability to throw it all away on the WAC.
A Techincal Sergeant of Drew If I can't be the whole machine I refuse to be a cog, no matter how
FHela, Tampa, Fla., onail h lf important a cog. Why, I wouldn't think of subordinating myself to
behind him, up home in Illinois, the war effort. After all, I'm important. My desires should come
were reunited ad m ied her i first. I'm not really being selfish-well, not very. I don't feel un-
were reunited and married here patriotic definitely not"
last Wednesday morning in a patriotic, definitely not"!
colofl ceremony o at Sar Har Why, I'm capable of contributing something worthy of my educa-
hurch. Th e bride i the forer tion and background, my training-and what am I doing?--Filing!
Florence Catherine a n i f A fPol can file. Of course any-fl c6an'tlfiie where it can be found
lorence atthemnes wagsp r- a:gain,t but that'si- beide te point. Sitting answering a telephone!
to The ceremony was per- Phooey! Any eighth-grade graduate can answer a phone.
formed by Drew Fields ba Being a messenger! Ridiculous! Imagine me wheeling my
Chaplain, rancis L tAuer. college degree down the street on a bicycle just to carry messages.
Best man was Staff Sergeant Why, my talents are being wasted! I'm certainly going to get out!"
Harry F. Schott, attached to the Anyone who stays is absolutely crazy!"
.groom's headquarters and a friend Come on, WACs, admit it! You know darned well you're not too
of long standing. Lady in waiting big for any job, provided you do that well. You can make a measly
to oe, te was rs.hnical inspenry at job interesting if you make up your own mind to do so. You'll find
tacked to the 22nd Bomb training it's only a "big" person who can take a small job and make the most
tacked to the 22nd training of i You're big enough to do the job, no matter what it is, aren't you?
owing te ceremony, which Susie, it takes a lot of courage a lot of brain matter. a lot of
took lace at 9:00 a. ., th arty magnananimity to make yourself a tiny cog in a big machine like
retired to the Tampa Terrace for this one-to forget those wonderful things you accomplished as
Sthe Tdd amieakf race fra civilian-to forget what you fondly believe about your indespen-
the wedding breakfast sability-to forget yourself-and get in there ant pitch. That's what
known and popular pitcher in you swore you'd do, isn't it, for the duration and six months. You
the Illinois Valley league, is the were once big enough to want to do it. Are you big enough now?
e Inos ValeyM l i te -Or, shall we take the easy way and prove to the willing, yea, eager
Harty, of Verona. Prior to enter- listeners and onlookers that we just couldn't take it?
ing the Army Air Forces, he, was
emping oyed inmy th bonus depart- Aux. Molly Adams, the author of WAC. BACK TALK, hails from
meant of Lbby-Owens-Ford, of Nampa, Idaho. She is a graduate of the, University of Idaho and
Ottawa. has her B. A. She taught school for five years before enrolling in the
Entering the service in March, WAC. Auxiliary Adams is now a clerk-typist in the Base Public
1942, Sgt. Harty's advancement Relations office.
has been rapid. His first station.
was Hunter Field, Savannah, Ga. jewelry includee Major Gould with think it's to gab with Harriett
Coming to Drew Field later, he the gold leaf and Lt. Bart who is Schroder. b
was assigned to the operations Clarke and Chappell are back
section of a parent training or- now shining a silver bar instead at work having been released
ganization, where his ability was of the gold one. from the hospital-Most ticklish
recognized and caused him to be This week's "T. S." slip (ad- 'person at Hq. is A-'s Aida Val-
placed in one of the most exact- mission to Chaplain's' office) goes enti-Mann and Emrick without
ing jobs in his -present group to Sgt. Driscoll. Joe took ill on mustaches look like. unclothed
when it was activated last March. his furlough (after he had-sweat- babies-Ho ho to "Horrible" Hor-
The sergeant is a graduate of ed one out for 10 months) and rigan's Hair Raid-Al Williams,
the Illinois State Normal. He is spent most of his time in bed. Hq. runner, rolls his own from
a member of the Wrightonian Incidents recorded for posterity Bull Durham.
society and the Holy Name socie- at last Thursday's incendiary Perkin's fancy slippers are the
ty, C. Y O: demonstration.. Joe Corry zigged rage.of B-l-But Mardock getting
The bride's--home was formerly too late and sort of submerged in gigged for having ants in his lock-
with her parents,' Mr. and Mrs. a mushy foxhole up to his knees. er takes the cake-Wherever you
George Harrison, 616 Illionis St. Norm Zinser decided to save his see Tom Daniels always look for
of Streator. shoes arid walked around-bare- a pipe-Chuck Levy is preparing
After a ten day honeymooy. in footed in the greasy area. for his furlough, he's making
Miami, the extent of the groom's Chow at the 314th Mess contin- passes at Betty H. and other PX
furlough, the couple will make ies good-When do we get trash No. 1 loveliness-Castner crossed
their home at 334 Hyde Park Ave. cans for the barracks?-Hint, to the Rubicon; he finally married.
Tampa. "Flash" Sancton: some corrugated Gladys. Congratulations.
metal washboards would really be
III F. C., HQ. & HQ. SQ. swell-Any other welcome sug- Are You a Tampa Jaycee?
-SEA BREEZES gestions? Former members of the Tampa
By Cpl. Alvin M. Amster Ruth Patton leaves us Monday Junior Chamber of Commerce are
to join her Army husband at Lake urged to contact the organization,
Never seen your name in this Charles, La. Schmittke stops in at the Hillsboro Hotel so copi,
column? Wondering why? Keep daily at the Flight Surgeon's of- of the Sun, official organizati .
this writer informed of your es- fice claiming to get a heat rash news sheet ,may be sent them.
capades. treatment from Doctors Brown, Address George Hall,. President,
Latest officers to change their Joyner, and Bookwalter, but we Hillsboro Hotel, Tampa.
July 30, 1943
July 30. 1943 THE ECHOES Page FIv
Full-Length Shows Are
a Band Shell Feature
Special Service announces an
enlarged and varied program will
be presented every Thursday at
8:30 p. m., in the Band Shell
weather permitting. The program
will last an hour and a half featur-
ing the 69th Air Force Band, the
Deep Sleep Seven, Comedy skits,
entertainment by performers from
Tampa and neighboring cities.
The first and last half hours
will be broadcast over the facili-
ties of WDAE. Drew Field itself
has many fine artists and enter-
rs. Cpl. Harry Evans, the
known comedian, Cpl. Sam-
uel Gurzin the violinist, Sgt. Ro-
bert Hilgartner swing pianist and
others will perform.
Tampa talent will be diligently
sought as in the past by those
generous entrepreneurs Danny
Sheelan, Ella May, Mrs. Carl
Evans, Betty Fagan, Lucy Sinclair,
Marion Lohrig and Norman Kirk-
connel. Their successful efforts
to bring entertaining shows to
Drew Field are appreciated by all.
Angie Fulgaris, the deep voiced
crooner and Alma Fernandez, the
lyric soprano will feature next
The 69th Air Force Band under
the direction of Warrant Officer
Lester G. Baker will offer several
selections and the Deep Sleep
Seven will play popular numbers.
On the m Spot
RECREATION BUILDING NO. 1
Friday, July 30, 8:15 P. M. -
Lucy Sinclair Presents..
Saturday, July 31, 8:15 .- M:-
Sunday, August 1, 8:15 P. M.-
A. W. Melody Hour.
Monday, August 2, 8:30 P. M.-
Right Answer or Else.
Tuesday, August 3, 8:15 P. M.-
Marion Lohrig Presents.
Wednesday, August 4, 8 P. M.-
Thursday, August 5, 8:30 P. M.
-Music, Mirth and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE
Friday, July 30, 8:15 P. A. -
Saturday, July 31,-8:15 P. M.-
Sunday, August 1, 3:00 P. M.-
Monday, August 2, 8:15 P. AI.-
Tuesday, August 3, 8:15 P. MT.-
Concert of Recorded Symphonic
Wednesday, August 4, 8:15 P.M.
-Dance. (Girls from St. Peters-
Thursday, August 5, 8:15 P. M.
Monday-Saturday, 7:05, WF\L-A
-Drew Field Reveille.
Monday, 8:30 P. M., WDAE--
.The Right Answer or Else.
Tuesday, 6:30 P. M., WFLA -
The Squadronaires. .
Thursday, 8:30 P.M. to 10 P.1hf
Vlusic, Mirth and Madness,
Saturday, 7:30 P. M., VWSLIN-
ough and On Time.
Saturday, 8:00 P. M., WFLA-
Drew Field Star Parade.
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By SGT. WILL KREWSON
Society will not doubt long re-
member the "coming out" party
of the 69'ers on the week-end of
July 24th and 25th at the Clear-
water Beach Hotel. Sgt. Jerry
Sedlak very nicely arranged the
affair, and T/Sgt. Eaton supplied
the feminine interest by bringing
his 'harem" along.
It looked bad for Jerry on Sat-
urday evening when 7 p.m. rolled
around and no dinner had been
served. Everyone was beginning
to wilt, but at the last moment,
when catastrophe seemed inevita-
ble, Jerry gave that familiar
"come and get it" call and we
were introduced to a very fine
dinner. There is just one ques-
tion: Was that salad a mistake or
was a SUPPOSED to light you up
like an electric light bulb?
The party turned out to be very
informal, everyone seemed quite
happy as the evening progressed
(if "happy" is the proper expres-
sion), and with Tex (Spook)
Logsden, Ira (Hector) Spector,
Little Eddie Munk, and Dee
IP._,p:-, Clements supplying the
;l;:. J.-rry's social event really
.i p. p,,." '
TrIh :lawn of Sunday morning
li.'cal,-a. some very strange char-
actL ,I assembled on the beach;
,Et-. I was the survivors of our
'jotie- -et-together. In time it was
:.bir.nd that everyone was present
.iid all basked in the sun and en-
.d,: ,d the refreshing Gulf tide.
SIi :,-'a see a couple of the outfit
buLzzinI and talking in weeks to
orn,,. \'ou can bet your last sock
ttic, are recounting the "good old
days" at Clearwater.
Looks like Sedlak's varsity vol-
l:. ba Il team just don't have what
i" takes when Bob Crow's fast-
stepping organization opposes
4 '1 _
them The scrubs (Bob's team)
came through with three games
to none ."oh you Sedlak!
We'd like to say so long and
best of luck to one swell fellow,
Ira Spector. Ira finally got'his
orders to report for "cadet train-
ing," and there is no doubt he
will be missed at the Officers'
Club and the Service Club where
he entertained with his piano
WINGS and FLASHES-That's
the title of our new Saturday
evening show. It takes the air
waves every Saturday at 8:00 p.
m., over station WFLA.
Each week another phase of
the War, or Army life is inter-
spersed with dramatic continuity
and occasional music, supplied by
Formerly known as THE DREW
FIELD STAR PARADE, Wings
and Flashes still comes to you
for a half-hour period. Tune in
on WFLA Saturdays for a well
rounded informative radio pro-
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July 30, 1943
THE E'C1O'E-S July 3G. 1~43
tion. comes the good word. that
S' 'i i S/Sgt. Ingraffia is expecting--you:
can. guess the rest, for further
SW i particulars read next week's'
SV N '& "Echo's". Unknown to us we
have a poet in our midst&PJSc..
The 84th Head~qi~iddrP'~` ws~ o t iakesh ua o a ~t,:Merle (smilinn .ack ey for Wright of Communicatiors J
th 4th Head r haws tobacco like a pro andLt, Merle (SmilingJack Ney for e man and the following is
claims he likes the stuff. Vve warn a tonsilectomy. 'Now that they his ontributin e o
Technical Sergeant Williams the 1st Sgt. about legal eagle, Cpl. have taken his tonsils out he'll is contribuion-
bJetter known as ."Little Willie" Frank Casey of Worceserr ais probably return the favdr and Here I am in the Army
has been with the 84th as 'Per- -a formiier'lawyer, he'll probably aie me "Lovelies" out. He's do-' A life whichisnnt gay
sbnnel Sergeant Major before find that K. P. and gard duty 'ar ing nicely, thank you. 'Four of Sweating opt my furlough
snne errant aor beforunconstitutional. That firebrand. ur Operations clerks- Bernardl Which is 23 days away.
most of the boys neard of the or-.irom Oakland, Calif., Albert: Black, Peter M. Spizzirri, Louis My friends and neighbors were;
organization. He is a ovial and Anaya, discovered he was a two- Goldblaft and Niel 'R. 'Paul are kind to me ,
diligent worker. Because of nis striper on returning from his fur- Iiow sporting the stripes of a And they sent me here to stay
,good service he has been awarded lough and we thin- it was "- er .Corporal. Cpl. Black," (the lucky I will probably get released from
the job of bay chief. The Ser- due. Sgt. Anthony Huber of New bumi) had a tew hours at home in here
geant vows that if he has to get Orleans, La., nad ins' oarra2,s Eastdin, Pa., while on *a trip, to By tne time I am Old and Gray.
Up mornings, everyone eise- will mates listening spellbound the return a prisoner to this field. The Since the acquisition of the air-
have to join him. This forebodes other night, while he expounded boys in Operations are wonder- acobras the Armament Section!
the breaking of a beautiful friend- on bananas!!!-he's an expert on ing who Wvent along to. bring Cpl.: has been busy getting used to the I
ship with Cpl. Scharf. h he banina industry. Black saftly. back. S/Stg. Mac- new equipment. The men of this
.Pvt. Burell "Red" King iwho I- huszek is back at the. helin in the Idepartment who had the honor
rtis the mimeograph machine. is ST n k "Obs"' office again. The Sgt. is: to Harmoniie and Test Fire-the
sweating-out a stripe. Red says 3.2nd Bomb. lS. "Sweating Out" a well-deserved new ship ivere; S/Sgt., Gillespi,'
that if he had a penny for every "CHIT*CHAT" furlough during the early- part Cpl. R. Collins, Pfc. R. P. Robin-'
sheet Of paper that has passed By I. .l of August. He will visit relatives 'son, Pfc. Pluckhorn, Pfc. Schol-
ttrough his machine he couid re- There were quite a few wel in Patferson, N. J. and also meet niCk, Pfc. Aiexiltler, and Pvt.
tire. learned a ;,ew" W well in attterson en alnc.'Alexier, and Pvt.
tre.. an earned., pror toris in the squa his sister-in-law and nephew who Sipes. |
S sedate, and dignified crer dr6n tHe: past eek. We regret are on a vacation there fr.:'m Lcs L .
comprise the personnel Group that limited space prevents the Anaelec, California.,W,e are n'.on- .
Materiel. As Chief Clerk there publication of more., but to men- during if a certain girl that case-: i 4 I' R
i S/Sgt. Harry Large, alais theition a few, there are Sgt. Moxh 'r the Sgts. heart to t hirob mghtil _- _
senatorr" who has the proper of Comunications-a man thatp will miss him during his absence. -- 1 1
demeanor for making monthly in- always 'on the beam-He added From the Communications Sec- A,
sections. When he gives 'em a a rocker this time, and Sgt's Bec- W A
owl they jump. T/Sgt. Fulcher ker,and Collins of Ordnance aqd '- D r NCE EPAI-'R NJ
*whose name rhymes wiun Ilat oi ed the same t Utheir growing c6l- DIARN: N .INEA AL, AILUARANED. j
certain bird, Sgts. Stein, Berry, election. To 'bome down e GUARANTEED
iTin Astler are the other members line e mn a t mention in passing, i
of the crew. that Livinrto and Smith of n H 1 L Terminal
i s" atc as though the -pass t lligence ohit 'the jackpot in a : a ro -- treai atch R epa
word in the barracks is "blag". snaleri wayv with a two stripe ampS iS great Watch Repair ng
Everybody is looking for a bag payoff. r12 w i C venue AIR BAS BUS TERMiNAL
r his furlough. Amog the t oks like we celebrated AIR BASE BUS TERMINAL
xiore fortunate expecting to leave 4th of July just a little late thi S: 06 OTampa St.
this week are S/Sgt. Pogal, Sgt. a Any passer-by would hiv Steaks pen Until 12 P. M
Pfc. Morrison, and th.iiebt so from the flashes and e ifood -- Spar ri's .. -. -
udy. explosions we witnessed lst 4
.Agratulations are in order for week end. The Chemical Warfqre Served -6 'P.M to 2 A.M. AL AYS SAY... .
Lt. Ferrari on that brand new sil- Service gave us quite a demon- "JinnIie wants to 'see 'you"
ver bar. It looks very becoming. .station but why in the world
did'nt they furnish us with hip -HOLIS M U BR' EA D
301st Bomb. Sq. boots. Why, there was so much HUvL LS UM t D- I)
mud and water out there we
(By S/Sgt. Arthur Camper) thought we were down in New A Clean Bed and Bah EXTRA FRESH
Guinea someplace and expected
We think everyone agrees we almost anything to happen. b
lost a swell CO when Lt. McGee In all seriousness though, it was e Ai EMI N
left the squadron to assume duties a fine demonstration and well 304 Tama St. Cor. Lafayete 3.
vith the 22nd Wing. Lt. McGee worth the time. After all, the T a S C e SUENIR & JEWELRY
tas what we'd like to term a more we can learn now, the bet- ,
"regularfellow": a guy you could ter we will 'be able to take care
gripe to in a man-to-man fashion of ourselves when such thingsJ i ai e W O -E
and an officer who constantly had come up. Soldiers Favorite Eating, Place WRAPPED FOI i
is squadron's interests at heart. a- STEAKS AND CHOPS 7 WRAPPED FOR MtALiG
e wish him success in his new a -Bob. A SPECIALTY 0 E.Lafaee Stre
job-Wing"s gain is our loss. 3 i. .. IL .
We want to extend our. arm- On the 11th' of. August Cpl. WELCOME TO
eAt welcome to our new CO, Ca'pt. Page of Cpmmnicniatiors. Wish-
nontak, vwho comres.to'us with a inmton,.D. C., and Miss Ida Ser- E T AUA.N T
fine record,a fighting officer, vator of. w asimngtoi, De C., will H1 and wiggs Streets IT Ef1., N 0
Capt,. Kontak has seen plenty- of become Mr. and 1Mrs. after five' ___ .
action. participating in 55 sorties, Iyear roimaricire. The. wddcing TOM BRYSON" .Manager
and holds decoratilis of the Air is expected to. take place a n 'the VALENGIA GARDEN et .
letal, 5 oa'k leaf clusters with a Ipost and all are invited.Lafaette Jefferson Sree
DFC pending.. If .calisthenics in 'the rain is Resiirc .nt -- -
If Sgt. Bob.Lillick of Ports- continued, those .who do, attend 1 t .- I ,-' u -
io6uith, 'Ohio seems to have an will soon have really tough hides. WE SERVE THE FNST j)F HENRY HOWKFE CO
edge pn the others in the swim- 'N.-'-srthless, the program, is SPANIS FOODS0 *
Vi.ing clIsses it's because he's 'got -hoi-ing tangible i'esilts for the 11a Gratd Cehitral Ph. H 373 Chinese HYa'd Laundry
that extra stuff--Lillick was seeniG. I. party takes a full' fifteen
practicing a few strokes at a minutes less tiihe than formerly.
downtown pool the other night. Sometime in the future those who Safisfactibn G artaidf d
Pvt. Lewis E. Roberts of Texas live off the post, yet use the "THE HOME OF GALLONS" .
liad his wife and child down for barracks as a place to clean their Berer &Rcheln 504 Tyler St.mpa .
a few days and wangled a 3-day shoes, may receive invitations to "- wiC
pass out of-the orderly room. Ball- the G. I. .. .
players have nothing on Cpl. Joe Pfc. Dinn, no relation to Gunga, WHLESALE GROCERS F Your
Daniely of Houston, Texas-he has just returned to the Field HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND Fl1T IAr lu
f- for a well earned rest. He had BAKERS SUPPLIES gCar
been to Boston on furlough and No Waiting-We 'Pay Now
had to, spend most of his time D TI-LI
fighting off the women. Finally GE L
S'- he admits, he had to use evasive L '0 lorfia Ave. Ph. 2052
Ct rkltn.11 W a r tactics to get out of town but he TE .
WH O LL i does not make it quite clear just R TA I -
"WHERE GOOD FELLOWS what he was evading. Many have lESTAU IANT Rex Brilliard Parlor
GET TOGETHER" wondered how one of our hiEh Best Spaghettir in Town Daniel S. Bagle o
Air-Conditioned Cozy ranking sergeants can be'so, wide 714 Grand Central Daniel S Bagley
Moderate Prices awake so early in the morning.
ae ces perhaps he has to get up, early to
Un-Hotel find time to solve the affairs of 1012 FRANKLIN
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Ma e s C n .rd wt' a Texas and Florida. It has been ---
Cor. Franklin Washington heard that the shortage of corn- COMP LET
M5571 I petent men for KP duty may be DINNERSt 'CU'P LUMBER CO.
solved by the return. of several e. ori, i, -1 .Groceris ..
..e..t... Poultry,- roBerb. Sand .. E.A..,; a n g _.
of our men from the 407th. Those Ieieatessen. Herring, L.ox an 'Everything to Build Anything'
"The Place to Meet and Eat" ho went to the incendiary de- i of fish, st Millwork Made to Order
'ri Cnonstratih n on Thursday and tos cNi, BEER, EANDWeICHESo rde
Ma'thew's Corner Friday will not be amused to hear FINMAN'S KOSHER 500 PACKWOOD
Fountain anid Luncheonetfe that the Saturday show was call- Phone H 1862 TAMPA
Liquors Wines Beer ed off "due to the fact that the MARKET
We Deliver demonstration area was under cdd Ksler Market in Tampa
water *eIn E. Broadway Ph. MU 56-13 i| h
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304th Bor'b. Sq. E. A. CLAY, Manager
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Spaghetti a Specialty welcome the return of Lt. Johni DINE AND DANCE AT
SANDWICHES, CAKES, DRINKS M. (Eager Bever) Hallmark, our LICATA'S Phone M 5588 Tampa. Fla.
Courteous and Prompt Service Operations Officer. Incidentally
APPETIZING HOME COOKING he was back at his desk a fe A I E E 'I've tried to be Red, White and <*
19 Second Ave., M. Russo, Prop. his 15 day leave-Just shows howHillsborougho ys at MacDill and Drew.
SArmy. A number of familiar faces Ti the Best in Food When your work is done, and you
will be missing now that LLts. FINEST LIQUORS TIit pame fun
GbO D Y GO OD D -Swift. Flint. Dowd. Misnier and DANCING EVERY NITE
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Symphonic Concerts Drew-MacDi: WACs Hold Mass
In Drew Bandshell
Week of August 2nd Songfest at Auditorium Party
Increasing interest in Drew
Field's recorded concert programs o,. .......... '
has now made it possible for lov-
ers of good music to have their
fill. The program, as outlined for
the week of Aug. 2, runs from
Friday through Thursday, com-
hencing at 8 p.m. at the Band-
Concerts were arranged by
Mrs. F. C. Metzger, 4510 Bay to
Bay Blvd., Tampa, who loaned
Friday, July 30-La Cathedrale
Englandie, DeBussy; The Bumble
Bee, Strauss: Ma Mere I'dve, Ra-
vel; Musical Portraits, Temple- "
ton; Beautnul Dreamer, Massa in
de Cold Ground, Foster; Dancing o
Doll, Poldini-LaForge; Old Folks B
at Home, Camp Town Races, Fos-
ter; Gems from Girl Crazy,
Gershwin; L'Apprende' Sorcier,
Mondayt-None But the Lonely I -
r and his Orchsetra, record- .o. '' "
ea in Europe; Song of Paradise, -
Heykens, same; Concerto in E
Minor, Mendelssohn, played by Tampa's WACs from Drew and
Philharmonic Orchestra, conduct- ek Weber and his Orchestra; The MacDill Fields got together to
;ed by Sir Landon Ronald (three Swallow, Serradell, Victor Salon i sing songs of their home states at
recordss; Sapphic Ode, Brahms, Orchestra; Apache Dance, Offen- the USO party given for them
:violincello solo by Pablo Casals; bach, same; Overture to Marriage July 20 at the City Auditorium.
,Autumn Song (Opus 37, No. 10), of Figaro, Mozart, the Philhar-Th program was under the di-
Tschaikowsky, same; Theme and monic Orchestra, Berlin*; Intro- hretion of Miss Ruth Robdins,
Capriccioo, nretion of Miss Ruth Robbins,
Variations from the Emperor luction and Rondo Capriccioso, USO hostess
Quartet, Haydn, Mischa Elman Saint-Saens, Jascha Heifetz, vio- Prizes for skits, songs and
Stiing Quartet; Andante Canta- lin, London Philharmonic Orches- dance numbers presented by the
bile. Tschaikowsky',. Same; Song tra, Barbirolli conducting*; Sum- WACs were phope calls to the
of the Volga Boatmen, Platoff mer Night on a River, D=TliuSi- ;. p LSijick i the nome to .-
M oa. ,. 'ick m the hom e to iw .
Don Cossack Choir; Moinotormin~-Thfi as Beecham.* More than 200 enrolled members
ly Rings the Little Bell, same; (*Both sides of record.) and officers attended.
Variations on a Theme by Tschai- and officers attended.
kowsky, Arensky, NBC String Former Favori;tes
Orchestra, under the direction of
Frank Black; Canzonetta, Sibeli- Listed for Monday's 6 U A r n Ee e d
us., same. saae; ma a s
i Tues day-Trio in A Minor, Wrestling Matches
'Tschaikowksy, Concertgebouw a te es fretg
io df Amsterdam (two records); Last week's favorite in the all-
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, star' wrestling show, "Cowboy" Ovr 40 Y ars An Tam
Bir'hns, Sir Thomas Beecham Luttrell, will be matched against S.er 'a Wate s Repaid
e*Gr dMbting the London Philharo Ser atc w b ,resntvice M*,en's Watches R epallea .
oriducting the London Philbar- Walter (One-Man Gang) Under- In 'Less Than One Week
monic Orchestra (five records
Caprice Viennois, Kreisler, played hill, Tampa shipyard champ, in S alpa Loan t
by comiooser*; Celeste Aida, from the main go for Monday eye- amp l
Opera Aida, bv Verdi, Ehrico Ca- ning's' bouts at the City Audito- 908 FRANKIN
ruso, tenor; Force of Destiny- rium. The show begins-promptly
Thou Heavenly One, Verdi. at 8:30 p.m. Reduced rates of 3 "TAPA' OLDEST AND MOST
Wednesday-Peer Gynt Suite cents will again be in effect for LERAL LA A
No. 1, Grieg, John Barbirolli con- service men and WACs.
dictinE, divided into four parts, Chief" (the New York Giant) a ...
Morning, Ase's Death, Anitra's Saunooke will take on Sammy
Dance. In the Hall of the Moun- Feeback, of Kansas City, Mis- A SRVICE MEN'S HOME
Dianc Love, Lyrics, theo uri in theH Nav te M ... t. A _.R .. ?... ....
tain King (two records); The souri, i the secoIn e olst. --ee
Waltzing Doll, Poldini, Victor back who is outweighed by Sau- SE d L
Concert Orchestra; At Dawning, nooke, is well Know, ii \\C wEsRVC E .
Cadman. same; Cavalleria Rusti- circles and it is expected that the REASONABLE'RATES'
cana, Offenbach, same; Rhapso- science of the K. C. man against 102 E.. LAFAYtTT' ST.
dv in Blue, Gershwin, Paul the strength of the "Giant" will
Whitemran and Orchestra*; Chan- make an interesting show.
son Boheme, from Carmen, Bizet, The first two bouts will be de-
recorded in Europe, Conchita Su- termined by the first two out ofC E N T R A L O L
pervia,' sorano; Sequedille, from three falls. There'is a one-hour R A L 0 L
Carmen, Bizet, same; Prelude in, time limit. One other 30-minute C O M P A N Y, I N C.
G Minor, Rachmaninoff, Boston match will be presented.
"Pops'" Orchestra; Prelude in C Paul Butler, Tampa promot-
Sharp Minor, same; Drink to Me er, plans to present several Third
Only With Thine Eye," Boston Air Force favorites in future Tampa, Florida
"Pops"- Orchestra; Prayer of shows. Among the soldier favor-
Tha'nksgiving, old Dutch air, ites are: Sgt. Sgt. Eli' Gutierez,
same. Pvt. Bill Wilterman, Pvt. Jack
Thursday-Ride of the Val- Curlye, and Pvt. Carlos Sesanto. WHITER 0 SE BA R
kyiies, from opera Walkure, Paul Webber, Prop.
Wagner. Albert Coates directing; LIQUORS, WINES, BEER
The Valkyrie-Fire Music, same; Answer to LIQUOR, WI S,BEER
Lo'relei and Serenade, by Schu- Cor. Cass and Marion Sts.
man, recorded in Europe, Elisa- ,CM
beth Schuman, soprano; To the I W41 Phone 4502
Nightingale and Lovers of Every A NWI
Description, by Schubert, same;
Indian' Love Lyrics, Woodford- 1. In the Navy. On any front.
Finden, recorded in Europe, Mar- 'They are the men enlisted in the Fra.nklin St. Restaurant
Construction battalion who build -
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the advance and mobile bases.
2. Melvyn Douglas; he was born
in Macon, Ga. Cary Grant was
born in England, and George
Brent in Ireland.'
3. A squirrel. They are both
rodents or gnawing animals.
4. To get a hair cut. It's just a
fancy name for a barber shop.
5. Wear it. It is a Spanish-
American cloak like a blanket,
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6. Hassock: a seat or stuffed
cushion; Cossack: a Russian
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