LAST CHANCE FOOTBALL PRIZE
To Help Put Third WINNERS
War Loan Drive ON PAGE 15
Over the Top Drew Field Echoes
VOL. 2. NO. 30
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
THIS CANDIDATE FOR THE NAZI CAVALRY seems
to enjoy his food. As a matter of fact, he's as lively as Herr
Hitler's speeches these days. He's named Trojan. More
about him on page 5, this edition.
SPRAY FROM THIS FOG NOZZLE shoots out like machine
gun bullets and has saved scores of lives and thousands of
dollars for Uncle Sam. You'll see it in action next Thurs-
day as part of Fire Prevention Week. The Fire Department
plans a gala program. Story on next page.
SETS WORLD'S RECORD
The world's sit-up, record was broken this week by Lt.
E. P. Dee of Drew, who made a score of 4,004, out-doing the
former mark of 3,650 held by Aviation Cadet Gregory Speros
6f State College, Miss.
Starting his record-shattering exhibition of physical
strength at 10:30 a.m., Monday morning, Lieutenant Dee
completed his 4,004th sit-up at 1:48 p.m., taking the elapsed
time of 3 hours, 18 minutes for his feat.
This compares to 3 hours, 8 minutes it took Cadet Speros
to do 3,650 sit-ups.
Lieutenant Dee, a member of the Fifth Signal A. W.
Training Battalion, had previously done over 1,000 sit-ups on
numerous occasions. He had never tried for the record, how-
War Bond Drive Boosted
With $50,000 PX Buy;
Campaign Nears Deadline
Uncle Sam's fighting arm got a terrific-and much needed-shot of financial serum
Thursday, when the PX invested $50,000 in Series G War Bonds.
The purchase skyrocketed Drew Field's contribution to the Third War Loan, but
it was pointed out that the PX investment should not give civilians and soldiers over-con-
fidence or lead them to believe
the drive is over-subscribed.
Uncle Sam still needs money-
and plenty of it-whether he gets
it through stipulated war loans
or through the day-in, day-out
purchases of bonds. bonds
The $50,000 in bonds were .
bought through theBase finance ;
office, according to Major Edwin
P. Jones, PX officer.
They were purchased according
to Army regulations which call
for certain contingency funds.
The War Department, Major
Jones said, desires PXs to invest
in government securities after
certain obligations have been met. '
These obligations having been
met here, Major Jones reasoned
there was nothing better to do
than to invest the PX money in
Captain E. B. Daley, Base
War Bond officer, was pleased
with the -way Drew civilian
employes and soldiers re-
sponded to the drive, which
ends officially today. But he
was quick to urge officers and ..
(Continued on Page 16) PENNIES, DIMES, BILLS up to $50 in denomination poured
PX Offers Free
Of Xmas Gifts
Free wrapping, mailing and
insurance service for Christ-
mas gifts- bought at Post Ex-
changes, will be available
next week for Drew Field sol-
The wrapping and mailing
department is located in
building 14B-27, on the south
side of Avenue B between Fourth
The system works like this:
GIs will purchase gifts in a
The sales person takes down
the mailing address for each-
package, and provides an en-
closure card which the soldier
Then the soldier can either
give the package to the sales
person and forget about it, or
take it personally to the pack-
ing and mailing building.
In either case his package is
wrapped, first of all, in gay
Christmas paper, and then is
bound, according to post office
regulations, in a heavy outer
covering. The package is
mailed, insured and sent on its
way-all with no expense to
The cost of the fine service.is
being absorbed entirely by the
post exchanges, according to Maj.
Edwin P. Jones, chief executive
officer. Major Jones recently re-
turned from New York city,
where he purchased thousands of
dollars worth of Christmas mer-
chandise. The gifts will arrive
shortly at Drew exchanges.
FREE MENDING FOR
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevrons or insignia sewed on,
may avail themselves of free
sewing service rendered by the
Officers' Wives' Sewing club.
Clothing should be. left at
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock
each Tuesday morning.
from the wooden bank of Angier Wills, civilian rationing
officer. Rationeer Wills, his wife, son, Silas, 16, and
daughter, Betty Belle, 15, had put their spare money into
the bank nine months. Combined savings: $238.64. Help-
ing Wills count the money are Lt. L. R. Rohr, assistant S-1
officer, and Janet Murrill, pay roll clerk in charge of bond
Sales. A welcome boost to Drew was bond sales.
Billy Conn's Double Sells
Soldier on Tree Punching
Corporal Bob Wilson of the 763d SAW is Billy Conn-
He's so all-out for the "Pittsburgh Kid," that he eve,
goes into his act for a guy who only looks like the r
The 763d man resembling the real Conn, (who is at
Camp Campbell, Ky.) is Cpl.
Robert Scanlon. Having many morning," says Scanlon. "Let's
of the heavyweight's charac- see the left jab."
teristics, Scanlon is also from TOUGH WORKOUT
the Smoky City, where the girls With this Wjlson starts hopping
crowd around him, convinced that around, snorting and jabbing and
he is the genuine leather-pusher. feeling so elated at being trained
CAN'T CONVINCE by the great Billy Conn.
In Tampa it is Wilson who is After the punching routine,
ga-ga about Snlon's rese Scanlon orders his man to road
ga-ga about Scanlon's resem- work, which generally consists of
balance to Conn. Fellow members ork, which generally consists of
of his outfit have tried in vain a scamper to the main PX, out
to the east gate and back to the
to persuade Wilson that Scanlon to the east ate and back to the
is NOT Billy Conn. Wilson laughs barracks.
at his buddies who tell him they "Great to build up the legs
were only kidding when they told and lungs," Scanlon advises.
him Scanlon was Conn. So, rather To toughen Wilson's hands,
than let Wilson's champion wither
and die, Scanlon carries out the Scanlon has him punch a tree
act. trunk every day.
The Scanlon-Wilson daily Wilson has been so taken in
routine goes about like this: with his pugilistic training that he
Wilson will be sitting on his has abandoned drinking and
in, i t o smoking. He even won't utter a
bunk, reading a letter from "damn."
home, when Scanlon alias Billy It doesn't do to ring a bell of
Conn, barges into the barracks. any kind when Wilson is around.
As soon as he hears a clang he's
"Up with the dukes," orders on his feet, crouching, snarling,
Scanlon, and Wilson hops up and jabbing, cocking his fists-all in
strikes a pugilist's pose. emulation of the great fighter he
"You're looking great this is so wild about.
Gas Date Now Monthly
Gas Masks will be carried by
Drew Field military personnel
only on the first Monday of
each month from now on.
According to a Base Mem-
orandum, the first Monday of
each month has been desig-
nated as Gas Alert Day.
This rescinds the old Drew
Field order, which provided
that officers and enlisted men
carry gas masks every Monday
of the year,
VO- -1NO 3
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
saowa V14b4hal p no 004
"I have written a poem to my best girl and I would
like to have youse pass judgment on it before I send it to
her. Here it goes:
Roses are Rad
Wiolets are being Blue
Please coming to me
I am being crazy for you.
(Copyright by Foodle Fungus. This poem may be had
for $25,000.26. Bring money to Swamp number 7, third
pool to the left).
"Well, what do youse think of it?" Pvt. Foodle Fungus.
Go over to Swamp number seven, third pool to left, and
stuff Spanish moss in your ears. This will make for better
framsnatchvang sandwiches. I decidedly am not being crazy
"My friends tell me that I should write short stories,
as I talk short stories in my sleep. They tell me that you
have a great literary brain. How
do you like this for a short story? you will come to a fellow with
It goes like this: This is un- ingrown legs who is trying to
doubtedly the greatest love story hatch an elephant egg. This
ever written. Now, Ol1 Smilp fellow is half Mongarian and he
met and fell in love with Rodney will put the. bite on you for
von Gackle's cousin while both eight cents. If you don't give
-were being run over by a Drew him the eight cents he will get
Field bus., Just then John Fut off the elephant egg and delay
de Boomstaff came along and ac- its hatching for several hun-
cused Rodney von Gackle's cou- dred years. So give him the
sin of having three cents, eight cents, Mustgoolp, and get
"'Hey, you're hangin'me!' cried along the way toward the
one of them. Just who, however squirrel house which is contin-
it was, was lost in the roa of ually whirling. Here you will
the crowd which was ,watching meet a man who looks like a
Moonlace Gangface milking an human.swamp. He will try to
ant. sell you some snarling pies.
"That will give you an idea of
what I can do. Shall I continue?" These snarling pies are made
Pvt. Groop Garnpfoot. out of an old Mongarian recipe
Proceed at once to Silly which calls for snarling hail. You
Solly's bring my fe and I willcan get this hail only in the rare
giveyou anidea as to what I plains of Gongvaria, which is a
give you an. idea as to what I cousin to Mongaria. But the hu-
cousin to Mongaria. But the hu-
can do. -.-i:1, 1aai ..... 4u u,-
(Note from the author of this
pillar of wisdom: All those wish-
ing to be Hitler's barber for just
one shave will count off. What?
Eight million already?)
"My girl said she can get me
a carload of cement for my birth-
day. Shall I take it? I sup-
pose a carload of cement would
be a handy thing to have around
the barracks, but isn't it kind of
heavy?" Pvt. Roolvong Gank el
Your girl has a kind soul.
Turn the cement over to your
And now we further advise Pvt.
Mustygoolp Vitfit el Passbelch on
'the road to Shangri-La: Now after
you have eluded this plaster sales-
man while you are standing un-
der the road, you will come to
Sadie, one of the bending-down-
people, who will insist .that you
If you don't sneeze she will
turn you over to her father's aunt,
who is related td Mang on the
right, side of the underground
mountain which grows only when
it is cold. Play up to Sadie and
ignore the fact that she. has green
teeth and blue hair. Sadie has
great influence on the road to
Shangri-La. Also ignore the fact
that she throws rocks at cops.
Well, after you have sneezed
1116ma11 swaclll WAl icU tyoU tU t11
plains of Gongvaria to get you
some snarling hail if you will
give him your handkerchief?
What? You don't have a hand-
kerchief? Well, then, you will
have to go all the way back on
the road where you met the wild
men trying to tame a green mon-
key and they will sell you a
handkerchief for the deposit of a
palm tree. Only a palm tree.
When you get that I then will
further direct ,you on the road
to Shangri-La. -
By the way, have you met this
fellow Framblish Ginkgoosh who
once went to the University of
Lanf, who is now selling a great
goolbet and brantnack which is
good for ingrown brains? If you
haven't, come -to Silly, Solly's to-
night.' Bring my fee.
By Soldier in Foxhole
MADISON, Wis.- (CNS) A
bookkeeper in a foxhole-that is
what buddies of S/Sgt. Donald L.
,Clement call him. Sgt. Clement,
who is throwing punches at the
enemy overseas, finds time to
study courses in bookkeeping and
accounting from the United States
Armed Forces Institute, the offi-
cial War Department correspond-
ence school here in which over
60,000 service men and service
women are taking courses.
Air Yarn Penned
By Drew Soldier
About Battle Vet
ate E. Ralph Emmett, 23,
former newspaperman and maga-
zine writer, has broken into the
book authorship class with pub-
lication of "The Sky Is My Wit-
Published by G. P. Putnam
Sons, the volume tells of the
aerial exploits of Capt. Thomas
Moore Jr., a Marine Corps dive
bomber pilot, in the battles of
Midway and the Solomns. The
story is strictly Moore's yarn,
but Putnam contracted with Em-
mett to set it down on paper.
The first copies rolled off the
presses about three weeks ago.
Emmett, who was called to ac-
tive service as an aviation cadet
last February. was eliminated
from further flying training last
month. He now is a member of
the 314th BH and AB Sq. For-
merly on the editorial staffs of
the New York Herald-Tribune,
Chicago City News and Los An-
geles Times, Emmett is on duty
with the Base' public relations
To Give Supper
A dance and buffet supper for
all Drew field officers, their
wives, and civilian friends is on
tap this Sunday at the Officers'
club, according to First Lt. T. A.
Crocker, in charge of. the club-
The Drew Field Woman's club
will act as hostess for the eve-
ning and is going to some trouble
to make sure all the guests know
each other. Four professional
members of the 69th Army Air
Force band will provide the
Hostesses include Mrs. Kenneth
Baker, Mrs. D. W. McCollum,
Mrs. F. R. Delaney, Mrs. Roy. T.
Richards, Mrs. K. B. Cunningham
and Mrs. W. W. Jones.
Lieutenant Crocker wants all
officers and their families to turn
out for the affair and forget their
Sunday night supper problem. A
charge of 50 cents will be made
for the evening's dinner and
Week Will Star
When Drew Field's widely acclaimed Fire Department
turns its nozzles on a burning plane science-not luck-does
Just to prove their efficiency, as well as give inside
info about newly developed equipment, a simulated plane
will be set afire next week as part of National Fire Preven-
Fire fighters of Drew will also
make the rounds before various
units explaining basic rules to
follow when fire raises its ugly
GODFREY IN CHARGE
Captain R. W. Godfrey, Base
Fire Marshal, Chief Frank Joseph
and Assistant Chief "Lawrence
Jones will be the officials in
charge during the demonstrations
Climax of the program will be
the burning plane demonstration
to be held near the Operations
Tower. Tentative date is next
Fire and water often do mix
to the danger of life and prop-
erty, Captain Godfrey pointed
out. He explained that there
are three types of fires all of
which require different treat-
The wood, paper, rubbish fire
can be effectively curbed with
water while the oil or grease fire
is likely to explode and expand
if water is sprayed upon it.
Electrical fires, he said, if
sprayed with water-have been
known to electrocute persons.
These facts will be demon-
strated before soldiers attending
the numerous lectures.
The Drew Fire Department is
known throughout Florida as one
of the most efficient. Visiting
firemen from Tampa, St. Peters-
burg and' other adjoining towns
are expected to attend the week
Chief Joseph, who was former-
ly captain in the New York Fire
Department for many years, ex-
plained that the best fire was a
small one put out before it be-
"That's our job," he said, "and
our record is pretty good." Dur-
ing the past 18 months not one
plane has been totally de-
stroyed by flames, and property
damage throughout the field has
amounted to less than $2,000.
Demonstrations next week will
feature latest methods with chem-
ical fluids including carbon tet-
rachloride, soda and acid), car-
bon dioxide and the fog nozzle.
The fog nozzle, for gasoline
fires, was developed at Drew and
has since been used extensively
elsewhere. This nozzle shoots
water out under pressure of about
600 pounds per square inch which
gives a cooling and smothering
effect. Water without pressure if
sprayed on a burning plane would
be ineffective and possibly would
cause an explosion due to the
Soldiers were advised by As-
sistant Chief Jones to keep calm
when turning in alarms. "Don't
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get excited to the extent you ex-
aggerate or give incorrect direc-
tions," he said.
Fire alarms, similar to civil-
ian boxes, will soon be placed
about the camp. A central tel-
ephone reporting system is also
A crash alarm which locates
the crash and transmits the
alarm automatically without
the human element of guess-
work will be finished next
month, 'Captain Godfrey said.
Personnel of the department is
composed of civilians who are
promoted by competitive examin-
ations. Their grades run from
lieutenant to captain, to assistant
chiefs to chief.
In the past few months fire offi-
cers have left Drew for fire chief
jobs on other Army fields. Most
of the fire personnel had been
layman before coming to Drew.
Instruction is continual for fire-
men with Saturday inspections of
equipment and personnel similar
to the Army.
The department also equips and
trains soldiers of outlying auxil-
Three fire officers have volun-
teered for induction in the
Army's Fire Fighting Service,
Corps of Engineers.
Is Officer Here
By CPL. HANK GOODMAN
Maybe you saw him play-
ing opposite Lana Turner in
"We Who Are Young," or
probably you heard his voice
on one of the network morn-
ing serials; or if you reinem-
ber vaudeville just a few
years back you undoubtedly
saw him hoof it on the "four-
We're referring toi t. John
Shelton Price, better' known to
movie fans as John Shelton, and
now with 1st Reporting Company
of the 569th SAW Battalion.
It was with no little misgivings
that we walked into 1st Report-
ing's orderly room seeking an in-
terview with a film actor.
In double time we learned that
Hollywood was farthest from his
immediate concerns, that film ac-
tor John Shelton had given way
to administrative officer Lt. Price
in this grim business of war.
The man who had rounded up
Nazis in the Hollywood produr"
tion "Foreign Agent" is now or
to do the real thing.
Strict insistence on military
discipline possibly makes a man
appear "GI" but it makes good
hard sense. The former Holly-
wood actor firmly insisted on a
soldierly attitude as the only way
to fight our enemy.
The lieutenant's wife is lovely
Kathryn Grayson, famed motion
picture singer, who likewise
serves her country on the current
Hollywood War Bond Caravan.
Before pictures, John Shelton
had covered a wide field in the
entertainment world. After leav-
ing college, he toured the country
with his own band; from there he
branched out into vaudeville with
a comedy trio called "The Three
Then there were several years
of stock and network shows. The
first picture contract came in
1936, at RKO, where John Shel-
ton did a show with Lela Rogers,
Until 1942, when he joined the
Army, he held contracts with Fox,
Warner's, RKO and MGM. He
also found time to teach at the
Bourne-Ramond School of Speech
Arts in Hollywood.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943 PAGE THREE
A MESSAGE FROM GENERAL GILKESON
The Third War Loan Drive ends in a few hours with its success a question facing each of us personally.
If we make every effort to add to our bond purchases today I am confident Drew Field's participation in this
critical Third War Loan Drive will be an unqualified success.
ADLAI H. GILKESON,
Brigadier General, U. S. Army
i:: I K: i
ES, YOU can back that-boy you know
so well-can help as though your arm
were around his shoulder, your hand load-
ing his gun as he fights his way into iiiii:. .
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Now is your chance to help support the ........:..; ...
INVASION,--not with your blood, not
even with a gift, but just by making the
safest investment in the world.
Your part is at least one extra $100.War
Bond during the Drive-at least $100.
That's in addition to your regular War
Bond purchases. Everyone who possibly
can must invest at least $100. Some of you
must invest thousands in order to meet
our national quota. Invest out of income.
Invest out of idle and accumulated funds.
This is how you can follow "Old Glory"
right into the heart of Europe.
---World's Safest Investments-_
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-Series E: gives you back $4 for taxes. Dated September 15, 1943;
every $3 when the bond matures. due December 15, 1969. Denomi-
Interest: 2.9% a year, com- nations: $500, $1,000, $5,000,
pounded semiannually, if held to $10,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000.
maturity. ]Denominations: $25, 50, Price: par and accrued interest.
$100o $500, $1,000. Redemption: .
any time 60 days after issue date. Other securities: Series "C" Say-
Price: 75% of maturity value, ings Notes; 7/80/0 Certificates of .
2/2%r Treasury Bonds of 1964- Indebtedness; 2% Treasury Bonds
1969: readily marketable, accept- of 1951-1953; United States Sav-.
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, September 30, 1943
COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP
Air Base Area Commander-
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity.
published each Friday in the interest of the officers and
enlisted men of Drew Field.
Authority Sec. II. W. D. Circular 55, 1943, under the
supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with
W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated September 7, 1942,
Subject: Publication of Post.' Camp and Unit Newspapers
Major Chester K. Delano. Base Special Service Officer
Lt. Joseph. H. McGinty. Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in
Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and
"B" Avenues. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone, exten-
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St Petersburg Times]
VOLUME 2--NUMBER 30
SEND A GIFT OVERSEAS
October 15 is the deadline set by Uncle
Sam for packages to be mailed overseas in
time for Christmas.
We of Drew, who no doubt feel that
our part in the war is pretty well taken
eare of, might pause for a second and com-
pare our assignments to those now across.
Fighting a war and training to fight
a war is similar to a textbook engineering
problem and the building of an actual
All of us have friends or relatives now
in the various theaters of operations. No
doubt we write them occasionally, and ex-
pect their civilian friends and relatives to
take care of the more important parts of
You probably have written letters to
APO's. No doubt you've had the same
trouble we've had in attempting to con-
vey some spirit of comradeship. It's hard
to tell that buddy how you train and how
you endure hardships of operational train-
ing when you know he is undergoing treat-
ment that makes ours look like a Sunday
The Post Exchanges of this field are
wrapping and mailing free of charge gifts
purchased at their counters. Order some
GI a gift which, after all, is what he wants,
and leave it with the PX. They'll take care
of the cumbersome particulars and some-
where someone will appreciate it.
WHAT AN OUTSIDER THINKS
The Drew Field Echoes
For months I pondered-To be, or not to be,
a WAC! Just as I had almost decided that the
Army was the life for me, a friend, herself a
Drew Field WAC, said, "Look, Mary, why don't
you spend your vacation with mie, seeing life
in the WAC first-hand?" I hopped a stream-
liner, wondering just what I was in for
After spending most of a week, wandering
about Drew Field, all I can say is "What a
place!" When I checked in at the guest house,
I was overwhelmed at the friendly welcome I.
received from Miss Leland and Miss Knicks.
The guest house, itself, was so comfortable, and
One noon, my friend took me to lunch at a
real Army' mess hall. Oh, what a lot of food
they gave me-and good, too! The mess sergeant,
'as well as the cooks, K. P.'s, and eating soldiers,
made me feel very weiome (and flattered, also!)
The civilian help, and the boys who were pat-
ronizing the PX's which I visited, were very
courteous and hospitable.
As for Drew Field WAC's .well, a week
with them would recruit any girl! Lt. Ward,
the commanding officer, as well as her staff
officers, were so kind to me. The khaki-clad
girls, neat and individual, even while dressing
conventionally, receive every bit of the respect
and admiration from Drew men which I should'
hope to receive when a WAC. Life in a WAC
barracks reminds me just a little of sorority
life without the frills, of course! It was
a real experience, to see so many girls living
so happily together.
Though I read with interest the articles pub-
lished by the Echoes in regard to the "best-
dressed men" contest, I must admit that Drew
Field- men, to me, lool very good! On the
whole, they were very neat, and just as soldierly
as many of the uniformed men I have met in
the nation's capital.
Oh, I know you men feel there is plenty to
gripe about, and I suppose I, too, will do my
share of complaining, once I'm in uniform. But
I thought you would like to know that, to an
outsider looking in (very critically, too, before
signing one's "freedom" away), Drew Field looks
swell! Your food is wonderful; your barracks
aren't curtained and cushioned, but ,they're a
lot better than the tents, huts, and fox-holes
my boy friends have written about. Your per-
sonnel is wel-groomed; your WAC's are women
to be proud of! Your bus service is good; your
service activities and their leaders are grand.
Thank you, Drew* Field, for a very satis-
factory view of Army life!
MISS MARY JESNESS.
Washington, D. C.
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"All right, Ferguson! Let's not worry
'about water temperature!"
rom Our Chap la n-
By CHAPLAIN KYLA LAWRENCE
Are you repentant?
Perhaps you do not like the question.
There are many who cannot become fully reconciled
to this word about repentance. They think that it is too
easy, too schematic, methodistic,
and pietistic. They think it deals much they say they are. For
too roughly with high and holy Jesus says in the passage I have
things. quoted above that they who turn
Besides, they do not really like to God become as little children,
the people who say that they are that is, become humble, not great,
converted. In the first place, they in their own eyes.
do not like to hear these people There is not a little of this non-
put themselves in a class by them- genuine article, this imitation of
selves and speak about others as true. Christianity.
being unconverted. Jesus Himself foresaw it, and
They think that these people prophesied that it :would come.
are a little too sure of them- But, in the name of trpth, you
selves and conceited when they must not blame Christianity for
speak of themselves as people that. If you meet people who
that are converted, that are chil- have so little Christianity that
dren of God, that are.regenerate they have become proud and
believers. conceited, you must try to help
If they would only say that them, because they are deceiv-
they would like to be children ing themselves. You ought to
of God, and that they would go to them and say: "Your
like to be more and more be- conversion will not bring you
living, it would sound a little to heaven, because it has made
more modest, a little more hum- you proud instead of humble."
ble. They are too great in "Except ye repent, and become
their own eyes, too certain of as little children, ye shall not
themselves, enter into the kingdom of heav-
Have you had such thoughts en." Matthew 18:3.
nbuut h ClihAvi nlo til.iati An d.
have you talked like that 'about
Then may I ask you one thing:
Have you not how and then had
a feeling that you were doing
them an injustice? I' recall that
before my conversion I, too,
thought and spoke in that way
But I also remember that deep
down in my heart .I often had a
suppressed feeling that I was uni-
just towards them. I understood
that 'there was something about
believers which I did not. possess,
although I, too, wanted to be
looked upon as a religious man
and even as a Christian. dradu-
ally it dawned upon me more and
more that the difference their
religiosity and mine was this one
They had experienced repent-
ance. I had not. Why should
it be wrong of them to say
that they were converted?
If you were to ask me: "Are
you married?" I would answer:
"Yes I am." If you were to ask
me "Are you converted?" I would
answer: "Yes, I am." But of
course in this case I would feel
like adding: "By the wonderful
grace of God."
If .I have experienced repent-
ance I must say so, and not say
that I hope or desire to experi-
ence it. That would not be the
Meanwhile, I can well imagine
that you. have met some folks
who say that they have been con-
verted, and yet they really are
conceited and haughty. But they
ard not repentant, no matter how
At Drew Field
PROTESTANT SERVICES: 10:30
a.m. at all chapels on Sunday:
Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Chapels Nos.
3 and 4.
CATHOLIC MASSES: Sunday,
8 a.m.,. hapel No. 2; 9 a.m.,
Chapel No. 2 and Theater No. 3;
11:30 a.m., Chapel No. 4; 6:30 p.m.,
Chapel No. 2. Weekdays, 7 a.m..
Chapel No. 4. Every day but
Tues. and Sat.; 6:30 p.m., Chapel
No. 2 every day but Wed.
JEWISH SERVICES: Friday
8:30 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.
CAMP DeSOTO: Sunday, 8 a.m.
\ / \ *
Monday through Saturday, 7:05
A. M.-WFLA-Drew Field Rev-
Monday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
The Right Answer or Else.
Tuesday, 6:30 P.M.-WFLA-
Thursday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
69th Air Force Band.
Thursday, 8':30 to 10 P.M.-
WDAE-Music, Mirth and Mad-
ness. "This Is Not the Army."
"SS Fun for All"-a showboat
show for you.
Saturday, 8:30 P.M.-WFLA-
Wings and Flashes.
Communications to this column
must bear, for publication, the correct
name and organization of the writer.
Short letters are most interesting, and
the right is reserved to cut letters
when space limitations require.
Drew Field Echoes
It was not without a few months of urgent
begging that I talked my wife into joining me
in Tampa. Since she came, we have been beset
by many of the same problems which overtake
young service men and their wives the whole
The housing situation could have been worse.
After only three weeks of frantic searching
through musty old two-room set-ups at $65 per
month, we were able to find suitable arrange-
The medical situation was swell. My wife,
who is expecting a baby, is cared for by the
Base hospital, where they take care of new
patients every Monday at the out-patient clinic,
and old patients every Wednesday, Friday, and
Saturday. She will receive efficient advice and
medical attention up to the birth of the baby,
after which time the baby will receive medical
attention "there, too.
However, in all the time which she has been
here, my wife has met almost no one. She lives,
needless to say, in a district where she does not
wish to make friends. She sees no one but me,
and I find it necessary to be on duty at the base
a night or two each week, as well as every day.
Because of her condition, she finds it impossible
to get a job, or to study at the university.
There must be many, many equally lonesome
wives of Drew personnel. These are the enter-
prising young women who have joined us here
in order to make a home for us as long as we
are in this country. Surely they deserve to have
a little more companionship than a service hus-
band is able to give them.
Why couldn't Drew wives organize a club of
some sort, or a bureau, whereby they could
arrange to meet for afternoons at the beach, or
bridge and sewing clubs? In that way, they
would make many good friends and pleasant
contacts, resulting in a definite boost to their
SGT. ALFRED MANHEIMER.
Has your wife heard about the Expectant
Mothers' class, held at 10:30 a.m. each Friday
morning at the USO, 607 Twiggs street? Un-
doubtedly, she would meet other Drew wives
there. Have you thought of introducing her to
the wives of some of the other married men in
your outfit? Perhaps a couple of them could
go to the Wives' luncheons, held each Tuesday
at 607 Twiggs. We like the idea of a wives'
bureau, whereby some of these lonely girls
might contact each other. Perhaps your wife,
or some other Drew soldier's wife, would venture
to undertake the organizing of such a bureau.
.Pfc. Cassell, of the Ecohes, will be glad to talk
to any wife interested in doing so. You may
call her at Drew Field extension 287.-Ed.
Drew Field Echoes
It has been reported by observers in the
North African campaign that American soldiers
were abysmally ignorant of the issues of the
war-They didn't know what they were fighting
for. The same situation is prevalent here at
To bear this out, just observe: The reading
matter of the E. M., judging by the reading
material at the PX, consists of about 90 per cent
cbmic.books-Superman, The Flame, and others.
This escapist reading has the effect of obliterat-
ing any mental action. The war is being won
by the comics
In the many "bull sessions" in which I've
taken part, the only subject discussed was SEX,
World events, war, issues, etc., were reduced to
name calling. This is hardly preparing a soldier
'or war or peace.
You have probably read that there are dis-
cussior groups and courses in the British army.
The U. S. M. C. also had a small beginning in
intelligent discussion of the whys, hows, and
wherefores of war.
May T suggest that a discussion group, on the
"town hall" type, be organized and held, say,
one night a week, at the Service Club? Let
there be free discussion without strings attached.
Only in this way can the nation prepare for a
permanent peace. We must understand our
allies and enemies. It is only by bringing con-
troversial subjects 'nt6 the open that they can
We who are preparing to fight and to die
have a right to free speech. How else can the
war be fought successfully and the peace secured?
Technical knowledge is not enough!
PVT. RALPH DUBIN.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
COMING IN HANDY some day when Drew Field sol-
diers are overseas is the expert instruction in camouflage
they are receiving in the Fifth Signal A. W. Training Bat-
talion's Camouflage school. Above, top photo, is a dummy
house-which really looks like a house from the air. Men in-
side the structure can collapse the walls instantly to uncover
a Browning, 50 caliber, anti-aircraft machine-gun, as shown
in the middle picture. Below, students in the school are put-
ting finishing touches on a dummy tank, which, in warfare,
would be used as a decoy to draw enemy fire.
ASTP to Pick Soldiers
Under New Rating Plan
After directing that all orders for men to go to STAR
Units for ASTP be canceled, Fourth Service Command has
now stated that such orders again will be started. However,
it is indicated that a system of quotas will be applied at
Service Command Headquarters.
SPreference will .be given to
certain categories in various pri- ASTP Field Selection Board
orities. Those having first pri- here. The Board will continue
ority will be men possessing flu- to act on all applications, and will
ency in any modern languages send to Atlanta all those found
who have AGCT scores of 120 or worthy.
Second priority will be for 018 QM p
graduate engineers. Men with 101 M Prepares
three or more years of col-
legiate training in civil, elec- S r Schedule
trical, or mechanical engineer- Spo hed le
i will be given third priority. Lt Charles F. Jaeger, C of
In the fourth and last category Lt. Charles F. Jaeger, CO of
will be all other applicants ini the 1 h ate ste l
the order of their AGCT scores. toon, has been appointed Athletic
the oreo ore and Special Service officer for
The foregoing priorities will this area.
have no application to those Listen fellows, here is our
qualifying for premedical or med- chance to show that we are really
ical training, interested in turning out the best
It is impossible to say at this team possible. All of you who
time what the effect of this new like, and can play various sports,
system will be on men of Drew give your name to the representa-
Field who have been approved tive of that particular sport:
for ASTP. Cpl. Kaalund-boxing; Cpl.
It would seem that a change Davis, basketball; and Sgt. Har-
of emphasis will result, with ris, football.
those qualified in languages Our Baseball team, under the
and those better educated being direction of Cpl. McNeal, has had
called before those qualified for a very successful season. They
pre-engineering. won all-their games except three.
The quota system will have no We are sorry that Cpl. .McNeal
effect upon screening by the will not be with us next season.
Graduates 500 Men
Drew Field soldiers are
now being taught the art of
going out on a limb and look-
ing as much at home as
They are able to conceal
themselves in bushes and
shrubs so that they are indis:
Over 500 graduates of Ist
Lieutenant Harold Colvin's
573rd Signal A. W. Battalion
Camouflage school have prov-
en themselves so proficient in
the art of deception that last
week the entire organization was
taken under the protective wing
ot the Fifth Signal AW Training
The transfer marks Drew's of-
ficial recognition of the school as
a qualified camouflage unit. Col.
James E. McGraw will head the
school as commanding officer of
the Fifth Training Battalion, but
Lt. Colvin will remain as head
instructor. The lieutenant's trans-
fer to S-3 of the Fifth Training
Battalion was effected along with
the school's switch.
Reviewing the school's curricu-
lum and results, Col. McGraw was
taken through the camouflage
area last week. Accompanying
him were Lt. Col. Roy T. Rich-
ar s, commanding officer of the
573rd SAW Battalion, who relin-
quished command of the organi-
zation, and Capt. William V. Rett-
ger, assistant S-3 of Fifth Train-
Lt. Colvin interpreted the
work being done by enlisted
men in the area. A reporter
and cameraman accompanied
the party. What the group saw
-and didn't see-amazed ev-
Part of the area is dressed up-
with the use of gunny-sack cloth,
netting, a little paint, leaves and
grass and strips of bamboo-to re-
semble, from the air, a quiet farm.
Over in the pasture a horse and
a cow are grazing. They look real
enough until you inspect closely;
then you discover the animals are
merely clever products of chicken
wire, wood, paint and other odds
TROJAN ON PAGE 1
The cow has been named "An-
nabelle," the horse "Trojan."
Other amazingly real construc-
tions, such as fake houses, an old-
fashioned well, a haystack, log-
pile, a tank, a truck, are all built
for camouflage purposes.
The tank and truck, of course,
are not parts of the farm scene.
These are used in actual warfare
to draw the enemy's fire to no
advantage, while the real tanks,
trucks and other mechanized
equipment are concealed else-
The log-pile is also a fooler.
The two walls on the end of the
rectangular stack, plus the top,
are removable. Enough room is
provided inside for a light ma-
chine gun, plus two men.
Another fooler is the hay stack,
which is, in reality, a large sup-
ply dump, completely hollow in-
side. Enough space is provided for
harboring a radio set.
At one time during the inspec-
tion the Colonel and his party
were walking through part of the
forest area when Lt. Colvin in-
formed them that ten men were
within 15 paces of where they
were walking. Close inspection
could not reveal their location.
On a signal the men were told
to rise, and miraculously, stumps
of trees, bushes, logs and plants
rose from the ground revealing
the men. Some had bushes at-
tached to their helmets, others
were walking stumps, and most of
them were in blackface. The fa-
tigues were also camouflaged.
Colonel McGraw was visibly
f Speaking of the past, remember the days we used to get
-up at nine in the afternoon" Remember doing what you
wanted to do? Those were the days when you didn't have
Sto sign out in order to go to the movie! My memory sort of
Caught up with me the other a.m.
There I was up north. I swear I was (at least I could
see hills-"beautiful hills" and snow.) There I was, just
t about to wiggle my toes one more time in front of the fire-
s place, when that moronic sergeant brought me back to
Florida. That was the fastest trip on record. Fun to dream
once in a while though.
S MORE SISTER soldiers have arrived at the Base. That means
more good work for all of us. These kids are the hardest working
bunch of women in the country today. Ever watch them do the
same stuff you did before they made you a sergeant?
WELL, WELL, looka here No rain. This is the first time
that this column has gone before the rewrite dept. without being
bathed in some of Florida's dew. It sure seems nice to not have to
row to breakfast in the morning. I was beginning to lose weight.
Imagine 6 miles in a rowboat .. to eat.
THE RIDE SITUATION is still very bad. Have you ever
really stopped for a few minutes on any road around the Base
and watched the empty cars whiz by the soldier walking? Of
course walking is good for the body, but with the transportation
situation on the Base, and on the road what it is ... a lift now
and then would help. Why don't you with cars stop once and a
while, and give a soldier a lift? It still doesn't cost a cent.
JUST NOTICED the WACs are wearing service ribbons. They
look all right. The kids deserve to be recognized. (I understand
that a black ribbon is coming out for the Battle of Drew Field.)
HAD A JEEP RIDE the other day and my back is still sore.
How do those guys do it? Is that why the poor fellows always
have that "down beat" expression? The things that happen to the
inside of a person during one of those animated journeys.
UNDERSTAND that one of the Pigeons at the outfit here on
the Base was grounded last week for buzzing the Base. Some war.
How do you think the poor pigeon feels?
SPEAKIN' OF PIGEONS ... I wonder if there is a case on
record of one ever coming in on his belly? Perhaps an operations
officer would help.
SOME PEOPLE can make a guy awful mad. Have you ever
had some one sit right beside you and tell you to finish your prac-
ticing? That's how I feel right now. There is a "person" at my
right, two prison chasers at my left, and the Provost Marshal across
the table all waiting for me to make one move toward the
door. (I love to write.)
PEOPLE will be coming home from furloughs soon. Mmmmm
it must be wonderful to have a furlough. (I said "it must be
wonderful to have a furlough") I hear that it is really cold up
in the "big north." Football Hockey all these things
remind me of you. (She knows who!)
SITTING HERE right after lunch. Had a good one. You
know food is a funny thing. When you want it .. you'd as soon
kill a person to get it. When you're all filled up, you'd just as
soon kill a body for dragging some under your nose. Gruesome!
CAN'T SOMETHING be done about the money made by mad
millionaires in Clearwater and other outlying sections who are
making more money today (off of the Army) than they ever made
before in their lives?
It's getting so that a poor soldier, commissioned or otherwise,
really has to dig a foxhole for himself and family so that the high
(and I mean too high) cost of living won't take all he has.
There are two places in Largo for instance one a trailer
camp, and the other a cottage settlement, (in other days $1.00 a
night was big money) which are now getting $40.00 a month for
a "lovely" two (2) room (?) "cottage." Well, things have been
pretty tough with the property owners, it seems that they can't
run their meager 42-room beach houses on the income from starving
Army people. Furthermore those pleasure trips in the 16-cylinder
Caddy really eat up a lot of money.
LET'S PITCH IN
Why in hell can't we all pitch in to win this dam war together
instead of those in the driver's seat milking the poor eggs who are
trying to fight the thing for them? There are definite evidences
all around the various Bases where the rent is going up.
Gee whiz, an Army man makes less money now than he did
in civil life. His cost of living has increased, and on top of that .
these "citizens" are heaping more grief on all Army personnel by
taking our eye teeth. (Well, I support without teeth we can't eat
meat at least there is a saving).
ANOTHER WEEK. Another column. Another slice of
bread? Don't know why it happens to me, but it does! There
is was all over the floor. My shoulders always fall on the
floor. Had an interesting week. ;Saw three movies, and went
to the beach. Here comes the editor again, so I'll try to think
of the past.
DREW FIELD ECHOES. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
FIRST SERGEANT JOE GREEN presents his winning Instructor
Training Dept. drillers to Lt. Col. Ralph P. Stiehl, commanding
officer of the 588th Training Bn. SAW. Colonel Stiehl or-
ganized early morning drill for his outfit two weeks ago.
LIEUTENANT COLONEL RALPH P. STIEHL, commanding
officer of the 588th Training Bn., SAW, congratulates Ist/Sgt.
Joe Green, whose Instructor Training Dept. men won a drilling
match from the Motor Transport Dept. Between them is Lt.
Emil I. Seim, head of the Instructor Training Dept.
RED, PURPLE 'TS' SLIPS
NOW READY IN 551ST
By CPL. SAMUEL COCHRANE
After vigorously shaking our door mats, we've finally
got the "Welcome" on them in a condition commensurate
with our enthusiasm over Chaplain Chance's return to the
551st SAW company. Now that he has been Special Or-
der-d back to us, all is set a-right in our battalion spiritual
world once more.
Lieutenant Chance has his
headquarters in the new, stone
chapel on 5th St. near N, and is
going to keep hours liberal
enough to enable everyone to
contact him. He comes to us this
time with an entourage of one,
Pfc. Popplestone, his assistant,
who has had quite some experi-
ence in filling out and dispensing
Tough Sledding slips-colored
ones at that.
The color issued varies with
the intensity of the TS situation
involved. For instance, there are
pale purple ones. They don't
mean much. Those a.e handed
out for something slightly irk-
some, like getting gigged for an
"improper" shoe shine. Then
there are a series of medium
green shades. Still nothing too
dire. Somebody's been on K.P.,
seemingly twice in a row.
But then, there are the reds.
s Deep, riotous reds. Watch out
for those. If you ever see any-
one moping along clutching one
of them, give that guy a hand.
A big hand. For brother, that
guy's really got troubles.
At this writing, the boys in the
motor pool are still waiting for
"Daddy" Conover to pass out the
El Ropos in celebration of the
arrival of a baby girl the other
week. Through their shopping
representative, "Boston Bill" Con-
nolly, they sent two gifts to the
offspring of their Indiana buddy.
One of the gifts was a comforter.
I'm not so sure about the other.
.When Bill was asked for par-
ticulars, he resorted to describ-
ing the second part of his pur-
chase with circular gestures. I
left with the impression that it
was one of those handled, china
items which adults slip slyly
under beds. Wrong impression
And iL you Sinatra swooners
are thinking of adding to your
autograph book while you're here
at Drew, you might as well know
the facts now. Contrary to the
rumors which have been gaining
impetus daily, Cioffi is NOT any
relation to the famous Frankie.
The resemblance between voices
is purely coincidental.
Mrs. McCandless combines
"war" and "orphan" into "warp-
han" when she addresses her
sergeant son in letters. Sgt. Mc-
Candless celebrated two years in
the AUS on Saturday the 25th.
That was the day, too, that he got
gigged for wearing a soiled dog-
Congratulations are certainly in
order for Co. "A's" former T/Sgt.
West who is now officially en-
titled to'be called Mr. West. Some
of the boys were wondering if
his promotion to Warrant Officer,
Junior Grade, had changed him
That was soor cleaned up
for one group at any rate. For
after receiving a snappy salue
from Mr. West, they saw him
take a second look at one of
them and blurt out buddily
with: "Say! I owe you a dollar!"
Pst! He paid off, too.
Oh, I realize, sir, that you
too are vital to the war effort.
Ummm such a lot of
comment we've heard, con-
cerning that celebrated (and
we do mean celebrated) 314th
party. Personally, we never
saw quite so many WACs
dress quite so carefully for
any one party before, nor
heard quite so much discus-
sion, far, far into the night,
We hang our head; guess we
sha'n't "predict" any more. Last
week, we said, in perfect confi-
dence, that Pfc. Leta Dean had
amazed and amused the MacDill
WACs with her prowess as a judo
star, on Monday last.
Only trouble was, we wrote it
Sunday last, which gave twenty-
four hours in which the WACs
might change their 'minds,
women fashion. They did.
T'wasn't Pfc. Dean who had a
chance to toss the gentlemen
around, after all, but Lois Naio
who received the honor.
Lois, who looks just a wee bit
fragile for that sort of thing, is
reported to be very expert, all
In case you heard those
squeals of delight issuing from
the WAC-section of "B" street,
last week, all that jubilance had
reason for being, 'cuz the ac-
quisition of a whole new group
of G. I. gals, from three other
fields, brought about many re-
unions of old buddies.
The ten gals from Kellogg
Field, Battle Creek, Michigan,
were a happy sight for nine
WACs who came to Drew in July
from Russelville, Arkansas, where
all nineteen had attended Army
Administrative School. Much
feminine chattering took place,
with plenty of oh's and ah's over
those two swank rings Dottie Bell
acquired at Kellogg.
NOW 'AT HOME'
The other two groups, from
Lake Charles Field, Lake Charles,
Louisiana, and Harding Field,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, lost no
time in acclimating themselves,
and many of the newcomers man-
aged to snare admirers, right
away, at the 314th party. Just as
we always said, the WACs lose
no time in taking over the lime-
light, wherever they go!
Funny, what a furlough will do
for one. Now, Grace Zika has
always been one of those sweet,
mousey little debs-until her fur-
lough. Guess all of those com-
ments on her khaki's must have
turned her head, 'cuz oh, what a
chatterbox we have, now!
Yup, Zika hasn't given, her
tongue a break since she un-
packed, but what a personality
the gal brought back with her!
She's the life of the barracks!
Corporal Fognano, Base
muscle-man, had better 'hurry
back from his furlough to give
Drew WACs that baseball in-
struction he promised. Right
now, try as we may, we don't
seem to be able to gain back
the strength we possessed when
"Brownie" ran for her famous
touchdown in the 405th game.
Our latest rivals, those pretty
khakied amazons from MacDill,
didn't even give us a chance to
get our breath back. Yup, they
drowned us in our own tears, to
a sacd score of twenty-seven to
two, last Tuesday eve. Sadly, so
sadly, we admit the gals are good
-but just wait. There's a return
bout coming up!
Strong Soldier Lifts Jeep
FT. DEVENS, Mass.-(CNS)-
Col. Johnny Palaima of Maynard,
Mass., is the strongest man on
this post. When PFC Leslie Cor-
sey's-jeep had a flat tire Palaima
lifted the jeep off the ground
while Corsey changed the tire.
Lieutenant Archie Williams,
former track star at the Univer-
sity of California and a member
of the 1936 Olympic team, has
been assigned to the Tuskegee
Army Air Field, Ala., as weather
officer. Lt. Williams holds the
world's record for the 400-meter
Shea Gets Scare
While 497 Grins
Over Train Time
SBy SGT. CHARLIE ROPER
Operations of the 497th is still laughing about Pfc. Shea
trying to get cleared from the Orderly Room in time to
catch the train fdr NY. He was still trying about 30 min-
utes before train time. Don't worry, he made it.
Pfc. Keleher is gone but the
memory still lingers. Sgt. Martin the boys that keep up with the
got a little nervous for a few days section eight books.
but he's still on the job. Siever- Tech Supply rears back and
kropp is yet enjoying the scenery says now we have that man S/Sgt.
at the hospital. Watts, who has been overseas for
BEAM BOYS 38 months. It is taken for granted
Where's our -"Soldier of the that he has no trouble in getting
Where's our "Soldier of the an audience of very interested
WEEK" column? Well Sir, the an audience of very interested
soldiers of this week moved questioners.
around so fast we couldn't catch
any of- them. The Orderly Room 2nd AW Battalion
boys are really on the beam or
should Wve say on the jump. Gre ets Surgeon
There is plenty of movement re t Surgeon
there to say the least and may- By CPL. I. GOTTLIEB
be a few wearied looks. Don't We are mighty proud to
look now but for the last few
days there seems to be quite a have acquired the services of
long line at the Mess Hall. Capt. B. R. Margolius as Sur-
Over in Communications T/Sgt. geon of this Battalion.
Pettigrew knows that feeling one The Surgeon has been in
gets on returning from a furlough.
Although excused from duty'he the Army for more than a
still reports. year and is one-half of a dis-
Two new faces are seen now in tinguished brother "act." The
the Intelligence Section, they are ngush
Sgt. Niland and Pvt. Thompson. other half is his brother, Ma-
Pfc. Cekauskas has returned from jor Margolius, Chief Medical
his all too short vacation. How-
ever, one of our boys packed his Officer of a Station Hospital
barracks bags and bid us farewell overseas.
to depart-namely Sgt. Living- Capt. Margolius attended Cor-
ston. i nell University and Long Island
Engineering reports all quiet College of Medicine. He hails
excepting the coming and going, from that beautiful section of the
Imagine bidding Sgt. Sheets country called Catskill, N. Y.
goodby and then having him In keeping with the 2nd Tng.
stay with us. Out of Ordnance Bn.'s aim of combining techni-
goes Cepiela to the Cadets, so cal attributes, plus the soldierly
far all he has been seen flying qualities of military excellence,
around is a bicycle, the 722nd and 728 Sig. AW
This section along with Arma- Cos. are at present participat-
ment says that their turnover of ing in extended field maneu-
men these days* is increasing, vers.
Something was said about Hamfat It is rumored that there will be
Johnson being missed. Who said no more female employes in the
that? 2nd Tng. Bn. Mrs. DeBaun, for-
Pfc. Landis has turned out to mer secretary to Col. Kunz, is now
be a song writer. His latest pro- using her talents as the efficient
duction is about his home in the secretary in another battalion.
army. Mrs. Webb, secretary to Captain
O.K. Landis let's see it in print. Keyser, now holds the distinction
It is understood that Lieutenant of being the only woman at Bn.
Walton has joined the society of headquarters.
573RD BN WINS, LOSES
IN PERSONNEL SWITCH
By T/5 E. E. (Kay) KAYSER
It's nice to get back to the old job and Florida weather
after spending a week in Philadelphia where temperature
went down to 40 and 45 degrees.
We noticed familiar faces in
strange places and weren't long Geisinger, this week. We re-
in finding out that the 573rd bat- gretfully announce the lieuten-
talion had been all changed ant's transfer to the 571st SAW
around. First, we heard that Con- Bn.
pany "B" is attached to the 6th Lt. Geisinger will be succeeded
Training Battalion. A guy in that by Capt. Francis W. Cummings.
outfit owes me two bucks. Welcome, captain.
Then we noticed our good Wedding bells rang out Satur-
friend Capt. Astle around head- day afternoon for T/5 Franz
quarters looking for a "a new Weissman, likeable personnel
job" and are now sorry to report clerk of Headquarters and Plot-
he was transferred to the 570th ting Company. He was married
this morning-our loss their gain. to the very attractive Miss Mar-
OUT TRAINING garet Hammon, from that good old
Company "A" had gone out into state of Arizona, being united by
the field for operational training Chaplain B. C. Trent, his first
to "get tough" (that old battle official mission" as the chaplain
cry of Atlantic City) and we're of our battalion.
hearing good reports from them. Special music ft the occasion
w....as .. re a _1- ...oIV
We were quick to learn too
that F/Sgt. Jack Lowder re-
placed F/Sgt. Harry Zigun at
Company "A"-F/Sgt. Zigun
was moved over to Company
"D", and F/Sgt. Harold Deav-
ers doesn't know where he's
F/Sgt. John Barron was trans-
ferred to Headquarters and Plot-
ting Company and his place in
Company "E" (formerly Company
"C") was taken by acting F/Sgt.
Frederick Taylor. F/Sgt. Oliver
Clements was the only F/Sgt.
not affected by these "change
NEW COMPANY COMES
Headquarters and Plotting
Company was sorry to learn of
the transfer of their well-liked
company commander, Lt. Henry
was rendered by JT/5 Elmore E.
Kayser, accompanied by Cpl. Earl 4
Blose, the chaplain's assistant.
According to the grapevine
league, wedding bells should
soon chime for S/Sgt. Caesar
Longo. He's been in love for
some. time and has been very
serious minded of late the
only thing stopping him being
that extra stripe (he says.) He's
been waiting for that first
rocker for some 20 odd months
and now that he has finally
added it to the other three,
anything might happen.
Quite a few of the boys looked
pretty sharp today for personal
inspection, thanks to Pvt. Angus
Dwyer, who was passing out free
haircuts last night. They'd
have to be free, Bud, this close
to pay day.
DREW TIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
THE 501ST SAW REGIMENT DOMINATED this part of Clear-
water Beach last Sunday, beaming toward the birdie. The sol-
diers had every reason to show their teeth. With them, behind
the camera, was curvacioils Doris Pierson, who works at Drew.
From left to right, back row: Cpls. Emory Doane, Edward
Files, Francis Sahl, Jim Killingsworth. Lower row, Cpls.
Brooks Ice, Al Schmus, Paul DeFord.
And Gulf Shores
By CPL. JIM KILLINGSWORTH
An epidemic is on the verge of sweeping through the 501st
Signal AW Regiment ... "furloughitis" ... and it's really,go-
ing to break loose in October, with the lads striking out for
every nook and corner of these United States by train, plane,
and bus. Thanks to some much-appreciated co-operation from
a very sweet lassie who answers to the name Connie, we have
assembled a list of the boys who are going to get away from
it all come October.
S/Sgt. John W. Taylor, Chester,
Pa.; S/Sgt. William F. Pesehke, Pu-
eblo, Col.; S/Sgt. Raymond A. Eric-
son. Chicago and Brooklyn; lst/Sgt.
(Gilbert H. Peiper, Orsdell, N. J.;
T/4 Donald B. Lewis, El Paso, IN.;
Pvt. Lyle K. Nollenberger, Toledo,
Ohio: S/Sgt. Edward J. Daub, Al-
bany, N. Y.: S/Sgt. Paul E. Haller,
Bronx, N. Y.
Pvt. Rocco F. Ciambrusehini, Eliza-
beth. N. J.: Pvt. William N. Corfee,
Jr.. Lisbon, Ohio; Pfe. Herbert W.
Brown, Springfield, Mass.; Pvt.
Louis P. arriotti, Hubbard, Ohio;
Pfc. Jose C. Benabidez, Phoeniz,
HQ. CO. RPTG: BN.
Pvts. Jameal A. Kahalley, Bay Min-
3RD PTG. CO.
T/4 Charles V. Sullivan, Brooklyn,
S2ND RPTG. CO.
Pvt. Michael Firko, Pittsburgh,
Pa.; Cpl. Jerome Baim, Gary, Ind.;
Pvt. Kenneth H. Tinsley, Atlanta,
;a.: Pvt. Bruce L. Striekland, Bain-
bridge. (.a.; Pvt. Charles B. Trumbo,
Sgt. Paul G. Smitley, Mackinac
HQ. CO. PLOT. BN.
Sgt. Walter Gliekman, New York
City; 1st/Sgt. Harold M. Reinfeld,
Newark, N. J.
Cpl. and Mrs. Emory Doane,
took time out from swimming
last Sunday and the result is
There are some new and
mighty proud sergeants at head-
quarters this week, the Bucks
being Ray Hopper, Frank Pal-
lotta, Richard Mueller and Alvin
Aungst and the T/4's being'
Dale Cornick and Don Lewis.
Take it from us .. you have
never heard "Pistol Packin'
Mama" rendered quite like it was
t'other day by Major W. The
depth of feeling and emotion he
injected in the soulful number
was heart-rending but con-
fidentially-Crosby and Sinatra
A mild sensation occurred
Friday when two "German
Paratroopers" walked in Head-
quarters. S/Sgt. "Deadeye"
Dick Driver was just about to
reach for his shoftin' irons
when it was discovered the two
lads were just a couple of
GIs in disguise.
Yeah we knew it all the
time-but rumor has it the Sec-
ond Looey who brought them in
thought he had a couple of
Adolph's stooges in tow!
Deepest mystery in many a
moon, titled "Will Janie Be
Jilted," has the boys on edge.
Seems a letter arrived under
mysterious circumstances from a
soldier at MacDill addressed to
Jane Kimberly of the Service
Record section at Headquarters.
In the envelope was a clipping
from an "Advice to the Love-
lorn" column on how to hold your
man could it be she is in
need of such advice?
You can't touch S/Sgt Joe
(I hate Noo Joisey) Kalenik
with a ten-foot pole these days
-he was given a ride in the
Brigidier-General's car it
was "happy birthday" last
Thursday to our newest Ser-
geant, Ray (not T/4) Hopper,
the ex-engineer who has yet
to find anybody he can beat
at snooker burning ro-
mance of the week (and this
one might extend a wee bit
longer-if a certain little lady
has anything to do with it),
involves Alice (F-S) Albritton
and T/4 Don Lewis; that' hand-
some Air Cadet's picture that
was on Alice's desk doesn't
live there any more!
A recent welcome addition to
the shipping and receiving sec-
tion is T/5 Pete Sorce from
good authority we learn that
Cpl. Ned McWherter is rapidly
becoming "Tarzan of the Hut-
ments," since he started that
Charles Atlas course.
714's Carbines Lus
Riddle Targets Des
As Jones Stars Cor
By PVTS. ROBERT MACKEN-
ROTH and J. MACORKEL
This week the personnel of You've
the carbine range came to kins is qui
know the 714th as quite a makers.
bunch of good shots. Pvt. Neil You c
R. Jones really did the job up 571st SAW
right by breaking all the rec- Fleming w
ords, out there, with an out- Fleming, a
standing score of 188 points! reen and Pr
These men also had most envi- been turning
able scores: Goulding and Bailey finest modi
with 180; St. Onge, Simaitis and tables found
Hudspeth made 178, and McDer- Grand Rapid
mott 175. GOOD THO1
But that's not all. They were What wit
presented, by the major in charge, i atwt
prizes sponsored by Coca-Cola! ne and Ven
I'm sure the whole company went the only thil
away that day with the feeling plush rug ab
of accomplishment. for the order
By the way, Tex's toe is still This is the
bothering him. not the last,
pany B. If
We have another expert on butions toss
the carbine we forgot to men- the illiterate
tion. However, his talents are Covert, whose
not directed toward the art of
firing it, but a knowledge of from his le
the gun's nomenclature. T/5 bushed, so 1
Cruisinbury, by name, makes fine time.
this blaring statement, "I kin on his face
gal, but the
take that darn piece apart and still needs
put it together ag'in in me A
sleep" and he does, be- About the
lieve me! we know oj
e Scott. Scott
Private Wiggens wishes to of silk paja
make the fact known, especially seen.
to non-coms, that he is now a Perhaps t
master of the scythe, and desires delinquent f(
to retire on his laurels nat- weeks is Jea:
rally. mascot. Jea
Our advice to Doyle is con- pooch and w
cisely and pimply this: "Cogi- plain her ac+
tate before you expaciate." logical. Dis
Doyle had the gall, on being been taken
asked about what he has been sloe will be
doing lately, to make the state- ore e s
ment to the press that he has Company
been doing nothing! What if
the sergeants should hear? Date
If Becker never went to school, a
it would be all right. He's get-
ting his education the crossword
puzzle method. Let it be known O b e
even Parasaurolophus. Paleoscin-
cus and Ornithomimus don't
'T' On Chevrons that the 49
ord in num
Stumps Civilians tenant Mce
Soldiers Report tions Office
Are you ov
Many the stories.we have heard looking? Do
about ratings and "bucking for so, look at ti
stripes." But it seems those "T" board. After
ratings have stumped some of the page form, ii
folks away from the Army sta- maiden name
tions. last tetanus-s
Just recently returned from terviewed by
furlough, was T/4 John D. Bul- er-WAC liais
lock of Signal Hq. Company, III qualified, fix
Fighter Command, a teletype op- noon stroll w
erator at Headquarters. The of the Orderl
sarge was walking down one of geous blond i
the streets in his home town, Something
flashing those new T/4 stripes, with the mn
chevron polish, et al. Passing a ern part of
group of youths admiring "our McCandless
hero" one of them spoke up, don't get I
Y'know what that 'T' means? It from the gil
means 'Top Sergeant'." the same ret
M/Sgt. Bob Brown of the Medi- they expect
cal Section, Hq. & Hq. Sq., III duty by our
Fighter, was on a furlough back The local
home last spring. It was a sur- increased act
prised and amazed Brown when new stripes
someone flabbergasted him with 496th who fou
like, "Say, why don't you wear a moted on a (
'T' in your chevrons like so many last week. Kin
of the boys do?" lowing men
"Everything happens to me,"
rightfully says Cpl. Louis Chap-
pell of Hq. & Hq. Sq., III Fighter
Command. And why?
One day this summer, Lou de-
cided to rush the sun tan on his
day off. So he hitch hiked to
Clearwater Beach and absorbed
the health rays of the abundant
sunshine. As a result, he spent
over a week in the Station Hos-
Going into town last Thursday
night, Chappel was nabbed by
the Mps for failure to salute an
officer he didn't see. Returning to
missing a shi
some sox and
So the foll
joined his buc
game on the
ron Area, hc
ball, Lou lost
to the ground
Yep, you gu
his ankle an
are now sati,
h Plush Rug
sire of 571's
many B Men
By CPL. J. M. COVERT
heard of rug cutters, but First Sergeant Hop-
.etly going around looking for a couple of rug
an find almost anything in Company B of the
Battalion, but this came as news from Corporal
ho is in charge of a crew of cabinet makers.
long with Pfc. Ve-
rivate Cromley, has ball club, second to none, that
g out some of the is willing to take on any club
ernistic desks and on the field. In the short time
Anywhere outside that Sergeant Lavagnino has
is. had to whin his boys into shape
the indirect light-
etian blinds, GI style,
ng missing is a lush
bout six inches thick
e first, and we hope
article about Com-
you have any contri-
them at your buddy,
e theme song is "No
t Andre returned
cave looking pretty
he must have had a
That worried look
is not about any
e fact that his car
most optimistic guy
f is Pfc. Walter C.
has the reddest pair
mas we have ever
he most consistent
or the past couple of
nie, Sergeant Block's
nie is a well bred
e are at a loss to ex-
ions other than bio-
ciplinary action has
and we expect that
confined to quarters
low flies (up north).
B has a fighting
he has been unable to uncover
any individual star.
They all play a fast, hard,
errorless game. So far they
have only met Company C of
the 571st, and are looking for
some more competition. In a
series of two games so far,
Company B has won every one
of them hut one. Any other
club looking for some fast
competition get in touch with
Tomorrow night in recreation
hall No. 2, Company B will once
again make history by throwing
one of the most pretentious par-
ties of the year, and the biggest
share of its success can probably,
be attributed to Sgt. Willie Koh-
ner, who has spared no time or
effort to make this dance the
outstanding social event of the
Willie has arranged for 75 or
100 of Tampa's belles to attend
Music will be furnished by a
12-piece swing band, and Willie
has also lined up some high class
entertainment direct from the
Latin quarter in New York city.
The party will start about 2000
(OK, OK, then, 8 p.m. to you).
Don't forget the time and place:
Oct. 1 at recreation hall No. 2.
With WAC Sergeant
ct of Query in 496th
By CPL. KLAUS DREYER
test report from our statistical department shows
6th is well on its way toward setting a new rec-
iber of CO's. Reluctly saying good-bye to Lieu-
Gee, we extend a hearty welcome to Captain
ran of the Aleutian campaign and former Opera-
er of the 84th.
'er 25? Are you good Baldridge, Sergeant Gaydemski,
you like WACs? If and Corporals Mason, Kozma and
he Squadron bulletin Dreyer.
filling out a six- Almost every morning brings a
including your wife's new list of names of men shipping
and the date of your to different organizations. The
;hot, you will be in- 407th and 405th, in direct viola-
the Fighter-Bomb- tion of wartime rationing, seem
on Pfc. and, if found determined to hoard many of the
ed up for an after- best men 1%f our Squadron for
within a 200-foot limit their own use.
y Room with a gor- Consequently, any number of
staff sergeant. enlisted men may be seen at any
is going wrong time lugging their barracks bags,
ail from the north- lockers, dogs, and other personal
the country. Pvt. belongings to new quarters. Good
and Pfe. Krauss luck to you, fellows, in your new
those daily letters outfits.
rls back home with Probably the hardest working
ularity with which men and, at the same time, the
to be put on guard least appreciated in our Squadron,
kind duty sergeant. are the cooks and bakers who
tailor shop reports have to feed larger numbers of
tivity in sewing on hungry mouths at a moment's no-
for the men of the tice.
und themselves pro- We wonder how a line chief
Group Special Order would feel if he woke up one
ndly refer to the fol- morning-not much danger of
as: Staff Sergeant that and discovered twice as
many planes to be serviced as
the day before. That's just what
Sis happening to the men in the
LJE G1 mess hall; the only difference is
that planes don't rattle mess-
and opening his kits when they need refueling.
le, he found himself Let's give the cooks a break
irt, a pair of pants, and stop complaining if we have
I underwear, to wait for our meals a little long-
owing evening, Lou er or if they run out of your fa-
ddies in a volleyball vorite red water.
courts in the Squad- A new morale lifter has. been
hoping to forget his concocted in the Intelligence Sec-
mping for a high tion (paid advertisement-Ed.):
his balance and fell Using a large-scale United States
map, a few pulleys, several feet
essed it, he sprained of string, and above all his brains,
i began hopping to Corporal Jansen, section chief, has
constructed a device by which
hopes the Gremlins you can easily measure the dis-
sfied and will quit tance in air miles from Drew
Field to your home town.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION
Information for Service Men and Women at Defense Recreation
office, 312 Madison street; Tourist Information Center, 429 West
Lafayette street; USO clubs and USO traveler's aid, 502 Florida
avenue; Air Base bus station and Union bus station.
Shaving, shower, and shoe shine equipment at USO, 607 Twiggs
street; 506 Madison street; 214 North Boulevard and Christian Serv-
vice Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
Kitchen, laundry, ironing and sewing facilities for all service
men, women and families at 607 Twiggs street.
Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men
or women and their families who would like a home-cooked meal-
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694
Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service
Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and
7 p.m. each evening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross
at USO, 607 Twiggs street. Shopping service and package wrap-
ping at all USO clubs and Christian Service Center.
Friday, Oct. 1-
10:30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street.
6:00 p.m.-Fish fry, 821 So. Rome.
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Music and Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street; dance
on patio, orchestra, 506 Madison street; party, Chris-
tian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; bingo, re-
freshments, Navy Mothers' club, 3051 Water street.
8:30 p.m.-Weekly musical, 214 North Boulevard.
Saturday, Oct. 2-
7:00 p.m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison.
Glee club practice.
8:30 p.m.-Musical numbers, 506 Madison street; dance-orches-
tra, 214 North boulevard; quiz contest, 607 Twiggs
Sunday, Oct. 3-
9:30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street.
9:30 to 11 a.m.-Coffee and doughnuts, 506 Madison.
2:00 p.m.-Inter-social club games, Cuscaden park, Fifteenth
street and Columbus drive, free to service men.
3:00 p.m.-Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs street; ping pong,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler.
4:30 p.m.-Music study social hour, 607 Twiggs street.
5:00 p.m.-Get-together, Navy Mothers' club, 3051 Water
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments, First Methodist church,
Florida and Tyler.
6:00 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center; broad-
cast over WTSP.
6:30 p.m.-Young People's Forum, First Presbyterian Service
Center, Polk and Marion; Vespers services, Fellow-
ship hour, 214 North Boulevard; Vespers, 607
7:00 p.m.-Vesper Service, 214 North Boulevard.
7:15 p.m.-"Let's discuss," 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Boulevard; Fellowship hour and
refreshments, Hyde Park Methodist church and
Riverside Baptist church; YMHA Community Center
dance, Ross and Nebraska.
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellowship hour, First Presbyterian
Service Center, Polk and Marion.
8:30 p.m.-Dance on Patio, MacDill Field, Orchestra 506 Mad-
8:45 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Monday, Oct. 4-
7:00 p.m.-Classcal music, 607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.-Symphonic orchestra practice for all service men
interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Tyler. Drama club, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Games, 607 Twiggs street.
8:30 p.m.-Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street.
8:30 p.m.-Special program, 214 North Boulevard.
Tuesday, Oct. 5-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Tampa Chess club, DeSoto hotel, Zack and Marion.
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler;
French conversational instruction, 607 Twiggs street;
bingo, 214 North Boulevard.
8:15 pn.m-Dance, Municipal Auditorium.
8:30 p.m.-Community sing, 506 Madison street; sketching in-
struction, 214 North boulevard; dance, Municipal
9:00 p.m.-Chess club, 214 North Boulevard.
9:30 p.m.-Educational movie, 214 North Boulevard.
Wednesday, Oct. 6-
7:30 p.m.-Glee club practice for all service men interested,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; swim-
ming party, meet at any USO; art for fun, 607
8:00 p.m.-Arthur Murray dance instruction, 607 Twiggs street:
open house, YMHA Community Center, Ross and
Nebraska-pool, bowling, ping pong; Family night,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard; Camera club,
214 North Boulevard.
9:15 p.m.-Square dancing, 607 Twiggs.
Thursday, Oct. 7-
7:00 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler;
recreation social hour, First Baptist church, La-
fayette and Plant avenue; Spanish class, 607 Twiggs
street. Parish night, 506 Madison. Officers' dance,
8:30 p.m.-Danee on patio, 214 North Boulevard.
Join with USO
In Radio Show
Drew field radio shows, always
"hep" to the latest in songs,
speeches, etc., have scored again
with another scoop.
Over station WFLA, Drew Field
artists, with the aid of Miss Georg-
ette Starr, famed songstress and
comedienne, and Murray King, ac-
cordionist and pianist who has en-
tertained thousands of military
service men, have presented the
first USO show ever to be broad-
cast at Drew Field.
Miss Starr, a favorite with serv-
ice men from coast to coast, told
Announcer Cpl. Harry Evans of
her three brothers who are all in
the service of Uncle Sam. Then
she proceeded to sway her G. I.
audience with "Sunday, Monday
ar Always," presented with all of
Mi-s Starr's well-known micro-
phonic charm. In a very short
time she will report for entertain-
ment duty overseas, where many
a soldier's morale is certain to im-
prove rapidly when Miss Starr
warbles for him.
Mr. King explained to Drew
men Lt. Edward Kluge, Sgt. Harry
Evans and Cpl. Alfred Panetz that
there was a satisfaction to be
gained from the entertainment of
boys in khaki which nothing else
He said that many entertainers
who could be making huge sal-
aries are very happily donating
their services, in the hope that
soldiers will be cheered by their
efforts and that listening civilians
will help the morale of the armed
forces still further by their pur-
chase of additional war bonds.
The program, presented as a
special war bond drive feature.
was written by the special service
staff at Drew Field. Miss Starr
and Mr. King gave outstanding
For Armed Units
Deadline for the National Thea-
ter Conference's $10,000 play-
wrighting contest for men and
women in the armed services has
been moved back to December 1,
the Base special service office an-
nounced today. The original dead-
line had been September 1.
NTC officials said the new time
limit enables the organization to
co-operate with. the National En-
tertainment Industry C o u n c i l,
which is donating prize money for
a new class of competition, radio
plays. The deadline also was
pushed back so that those service
men who learned of the contest
too late may turn in their manu-
scripts. A third reason was the
urgent need expressed by the War
Department for skits and black-
outs to be used in GI theatricals.
A total of $1,250 will be award-
ed. Male and female soldiers may
submit long and short plays, short
skits and blackouts, musical com-
edies, and radio plays.
Scripts must be mailed not later
than December 1 to Playwrighting
Contest, National Theater Con-
ference, Western Reserve Univer-
sity, Cleveland, Ohio. For addi-
tional details contact the Base
special service office, 258.
*Main Bev. and
Clothing ......2nd '& Ave. F
Main Mdse, and Spec.
Order Dept.. .. 2nd & Ave. F
*No. 1 ............8th & Ave. A
*No. 2 ........ Area F on Ave. J
No. 3 ............8th & Ave. H
No. 4 .......... E-lst & Ave. L
No. 5 ............ Camp DeSoto
No. 6 ..............Plant Field
No. 8 ........... 4th & Ave. L
*No. 9 ........ .Hosp. Area-B-10
*No. 10 ........... 1st & Ave. J
*No. 11 ......... .2nd & Ave. M.
No. 12 ............ Flight Line
No. 15 .............. WAC Area
3rd F. C........... 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta.. .Ave. J at E. Fence
*--Branches with Soda Fountains
or Beer Gardens.
nw Ia rSHOUIIVC
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS, Nos. 1 and 4
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2-"Best Foot Forward," Lu-
cille Ball, Virginia Weidler, Harry James; RKO Pathe News.
Sunday, Oct. 3-"The Fallen Sparrow," Maureen O'Harar John
Garfield; MGM Miniature; Terry Toon.
Monday, Oct. 4-"My Kingdom for a Cook," Charles Coburn,
Isabel Elson, Marguerite Chapman; Flying Gunners; Paramount
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 5 and 6-"Johnny Come Lately,"
James Cagney, Grace George, Marjorie Main; Community Sing;
RKO Pathe News.
Thursday, Oct. 7-"Fired Wife," Robert Paige, Diana Barry-
more, Louise Albritton; Musical Parade; Magic Carpet.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3
Friday, Oct. 1-"The Fallen Sparrow," Maureen O'Hara, John
Garfield; MGM Miniature; Terry Toon.
Saturday, Oct. 2-"My Kingdom for a Cook," Charles Coburn,
Isabel Elson, Marguerite Chapman; Paramount Headliner; Flying
Sunday and Monday, Oct. 3 and 4-"Johnny Come Lately,"
James Cagney, Grace George, Marjorie .Main; Community Sing,
RKO Pathe News.
Tuesday, Oct. 5-"Fired Wife," Robert Paige, Diana Barry-
more; Musical Parade; Magic Carpet;
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 6 and 7-"Sweet Rosie O'Grady,"
Betty Grable, Robert Young, Adolph Menjou; Women In War;
RKO Pathe News.
RECREATION BUILDING No. 1
Friday, Oct. 1, 8:15 p.m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents.
Sunday, Oct. 3, 8:15 p.m.-A.. W. Melody Hour.
Monday, Oct. 4, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answer or Else; 9 p.m.,
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 9:00 p.m.-Marion Lohrig.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 8:15 p.m.-Dress Rehearsal.
Thursday, Oct. 7, 8:30 p.m.-Music, Mirth and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB
Friday, Oct.'l, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Saturday, Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m.-Bingo.
Sunday, Oct. 3, 8:15 p.m.-Danny Sheean Recital.
Monday, Oct. 4, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Music.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Thursday, Oct. 7, 8:15 p.m.-Group Singing.
Information for service men and women, guest cards, etc., at
Defense Recreation Office, Fifth street and Second avenue north.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach drive north. Open daily from
9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing every night. Coffee and cookies
every day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse,
suits and towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance
PIER CENTER, municipal pier. Informal dancing every night.
Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance instruction
Monday and Thursday.
At both Centers every night Bomb-a-Dears, St. Petersburg
Junior Hostesses, are on hand to help you have a good time.
LOUNGE, 601 Cleveland (across from the Capitol Theater).
Open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the convenience of Service Men.
BEACH CENTER. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.
until 6 p.m. Open week days by request. Directions may be ob-
tained at the Lounge.
Dances. Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., and
Saturday nights from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.-Municipal auditorium.
Women's Residence Club
The Women's Residence club, 820 South Rome avenue, operated
by the National Catholic Community Service, USO, is operated for
the wives, mothers, relatives and friends of the Service Men.
Mrs. Sarah Schaefer, Director, extends a welcome to all wives,
mothers, sweethearts and friends of Service Men as well as girls in
defense work. Rooms upstairs 50c a night, downstairs 75c a night.
Cooking privileges and laundry privileges. Accommodations for
women with babies-50c a night for the mother and 25c for the
child. Service available for from one night to three weeks.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
New Highway Cuts Time Off Tampa Bus Trip
PX Glamour Girls Eyefull
To 724 AW Back at Drew
After Operational Duties
By PVT. LLOYD V. WEISS
I know that returning to Drew Field was a great sen-
sation for the 724 SAW company after six weeks out on
operational training and communion with nature. It was
good to return to civilization with "PX glamour girls" and
We were a pretty sordid look- set out to prove that Paul Muni
ing bunch (our dear noncoms ex- isn't the only one.
eluded of course) when we went MYSTIC MAN
out, but when we returned sun-
burned, bulging muscles (Allah It is now fitting and proper
be praised for Sloan's Liniment) to pay tribute to Cpl. Bonham's
all helped along by our new (and miraculous recuperative powers.
we hope clean) Carbines gave usAfter he had been shot, he mys-
all a certain luster seriously came to life again, and
By the way, is that B.A.R. captured our heroes will
holding up Pvt. Fox or vice wonders never cease?
versa? It would be greatly appreciated
(plug for our motor pool men)
SOMETHING ADDED if our First Sergeant Mayfield
A great many arms are now would stop smashing up our
bedecked with stripes, and this is trucks-after all, things like that
a wonderful feeling for those are not expendable.
that never had any before. (Let's Good luck to Pfc. Galante from
hope that the stripes go to their the 724. He can hardly wait un-
arms ,and not their heads) Here til his wife gets athlete's foot, so
are a few of the new entrants he can treat her with the old
into that class: T/5 Christie standby "fungacide."
(Detroit, Mich.), T/5 McGaffin We recommend furloughs to
(Pittsburgh, Pa.), T/5 Beacham -Pvt. Parsons who killed that
(Media, Pa.), T/5 Havlicek (Jer- seven-foot rattler (our hero).
sey City, N. J.), T/5 Maxey Pvt. Block who did that won-
(Dowagiac, Mich.). derful impersonation of Car-
All formerly of the buck pri- men Miranda doing the conga
vate class: T/4 Bennett (San at that Wachula Night- Club
Francisco, Calif.), T/4 Towns (somebody ought to tell him
(Fresno, Calif.). I hope that that "pants" are in style this
the Florida Chamber of Com- year). T/5 Buntman for that
merce will be tolerant of their delicious stew every day (it
brethern from California these says here). Pvt. Nahow who
are but a few of our new non- charmed all the snakes with
cors. that machette (when was he
SI im e tt s in India?). All of these men
I imagine that Headquarters & belonging to the Second Re-
Plotting Platoon is still cursing porting Platoon.
the day that gas was invented.
It seems that some Commandos, At this time, we would all like
Pvt. Andreani, Crew Chiefs to proffer our thanks and con-
Frech and Beacham, along with gratulations to our Commanding
T/5 Christie, T/4 Bennett and Officer, Captain Lowery and our
S/Sgt. Bentley (all generously officers for the great job they
supplied by First Reporting) did while we were out on opera-
played havoc the night that they tional training.
Rienhardt of 9th Marries
By S/SGT. MIKE DODD
"The Bells Are Ringing For Me and My Gal."
And how they pealed for S/Sgt. Bill Rienhardt and
Ruth Brown this week. Ruth came down here all the way
from Pennsylvania to have the knot tied.
The wedding took place Thursday night at one of the
USO's, and a goodly crowd was there.
Corn. Fred Snook was best man
-that is, next to Bill he was Tears and Grins
best man. The whole Signal
Company, Ninth Fighter Com-Find W ays I
mand, jo;n in wishing the happy W ays
couple many yea--s of wedded W eek At 491st
bliss. They will reside in Tampa,
believe it or not.
Personal note: What was that The Ordnance and Arma-
gleam in Dee Sumner'" blue, blue ment Section of the 491st
eyes-anticipation or eagerness? Fighter Bomber Squadron
ANOTHER RING extend their deepest sympa-
Just back off furlough, Sgt. thy to Lt. Harry Hughes. He
Dwaine Nielson announces his was called home because of
engagement to Miss Elsie Martin, the death of his father.
away back in the hills of Utah- Sgt. H. Thomas is "sweating
Salt Lake City, to be exact. So out" his long awaited furlough
you left your s. gar in Salt Lake which is supposed to begin Mon-
day. Pfc. Hunt the Armament
City, eh, Dwaine? clerk seems to be a bit down-
All the fellows of T and T Sec- hearted these days. Mrs. Hunt
tion eagerly await the return to- went home last week.
morrow night of M/Sgt. Adolph From T/Sgt. Larimore comes a
Frank, Section Chief, and S/Sgt. reply to a question in last week's
James. Cross. The master has Echoes as to when he was going
been furloughing in Pennsylvania, to extend and invite to the men
and the staff has been doing like- in Armament and Ordnance to
wise in Maryland. come up for a steak dinner.
SUN ALSO RISES Apparently he is willing to
have them come if they will bring
Cpl. John Laman of Supply their own ration stamps to get the
Department, leaves Sunday for a steak.
15-day sojourn in Pennsylvania. From the Communications Sec-
Say, Pennsylvania is really tion comes the news that Pvt. J.
starring in this column. But that's Carey has been bitten by that
all ril-t, judging from the tre- same "Dan Cupid," that so suc-
mendous applause that always cessfully attacked some years ago.
bursts forth in any GI audience He is again married to the same
at the mere mention of the state. girl, as this goes to press.
Those coal diggers really love it. Pvt. Carey is enjoying a honey-
This column comes to an abrupt moon by reason of the fact that he
finish due to the tro ical down- was granted a five day extension
pour that just started. I thought on his furlough. The chief "wheel"
someone had tossed a barrelful of Communication is none other
of water through the window at than S/Sgt. Ingraffia and this
me. Time out while I wipe dry writer has it on good authority
my trusty Remington. This Flor- that he is doing a fine job of
kia-this Tampa! keeping the "cogs" turning.
BRIGADIER GENERAL WESTSIDE T. LARSON, Commanding
General of the Third Air Force, and Brigadier General Stephen
H. Sherrill; Command ind Gene ro of AWUTC, on the speakers'
platform at dedication ceremonies for $1,000,000 Dole Mabry
NURSES GET BIG PLAY
IN 571ST SAW OUTFIT
By T/S JOHN McLAUGHLIN
Lt. Sidney Sassen has transferred his affection from a
cute little redhead to (gosh, who gave us that story, oh well)
S/Sgt. Charlie LaSak~er has had another. haircut; that
makes two this month,. Lieutenant. And another thing
-while we're talking about Charlie;
take note of that snappy salute, portant news of all,,that Major
and that ever-ready smile. Edward V. Tresham has trans-
First Sgt. Dick Erskin is fur- erred oui of the 571st to be-
loughing in sunny California and come the CO of the 591st, and
has promised to bring back some that all his fellow officers of
of those delicious California the 571st wish him continued
oranges. That's the principle success in his new organizationn.
dope in the'571st SAW this week.
Here's another FLASH. I had It does seem, Major Tresham,
better read it first. Oh, yes, that No. 3 could have been more
Corp. Frank Knowlton is hopQn careful in editing his own work.
to go on furlough to marry a But as I understand it, those girls
student nurse. that you have in PX No. 11 have
a very distracting effect on all
enlisted personnel in that area,
and No. 3 may very well have
been under the spell.
Be assured, sir, that this column
will do better by you the next
By BOB HAWK
1. If I told you I was going to
raise heads, ears and eyes in
my Victory Garden, what veg-
etables would I be referring
2. When a girl goes for a stroll
with a man in uniform, why
shouldn't she ling to his
3. 1 went to a movie last night,
and in the picture was a man
wearing a bowler, a choker
and a wrapper. What part of
his anatomy that is usually
covered was left uncovered?
4. Which section of the country
has the highest marriage rate,
according to its population--
east, west, south or north?
5. Are there anly other countries
that celebrate Labor Day or
is it strictly an American holi-
6. Why are there exactly 13 but-
tons on each pair of blue
trousers that our sailors wear?
7. Where would you go to buy
8. Which one of these three cities
is not among the ten- largest
in the United States? Balti-
more? New Orleans? St.
9. Why can you usually see dis-
tant objects more clearly after
10. If you were using the word
."exaggerate" in a letter and
came to the end of a line,
where would it be correct to
(Answers on page 11)
Good heavens, here's an item
which should arouse the in-
clerks at least (sometimes it's
worth while to play to a small
audience.) It seems that Lt.
Lyons "will restrict the mem-
bers of the mail department
for three weeks, if he does not
get a letter from a certain (the
word is smeared) by Thursday
-the date the "Echoes" comes
You'd better get busy, boys. If
worst comes to worst, three of
you could compose something to
cover one page anyway; three
weeks is a long time to be away
from Tampa, you know.
Wanted to tell you, sir, that
Lt. Sant'Ambrogio is on leave.
Yes, Y'think it's somewhere in the
Bronx. It's called Bloomfield,
Our Battalion personnel of-
ficer, Lt. Gilbert, is somewhah
up nawth. I guess it, too, mus
be in de Bronx. It say Camden,
N. J., on de lettah.
Lt. Sickbert (say, aren't there
any GI's. in this story?), special
service officer, 5th Trng. Bn., so
the news goes, appeared in a
thriller not so long ago, entitled
"The Perils of a Puffer: or The
Case of the Coffin Nail." I'll bet
that was a laff, lieutenant.
If we keep it a secret from the
cigarette editor of the "Reader's
Digest," could you cut us in on a
little bit, a very little bit of that
over in Battalion Headquarters
some perilous morning?
Here's an item. Corp. Leon
Reuder is transferred to Co. D.,-
and it's about an EM, too, so
Corp. Ben Nestle's wife will
arrive October 4. He is expecting
a pass. Will he get it?
This is going to bowl you
over, Major Tresham. Would
you believe that my corres-
pondent (No. 3, 1 call him) just
telephoned. me to say that he
forgot to tell me the most im-
Dale Mabry Road
To Drew Traffic
The war effort got a shot
in the arm and roughriding
Drew Field soldiers got a new
deal in bus transportation
with the official opening of
the new $1,000,000 Dale Ma-
bry highway Saturday.
The smooth, straight-away
concrete road, which greatly
speeds important Army traf-
fic between Drew anid Mae-
Dill Fields, was dedicated at
ceremonies at the east gate by
Mabel Mabry, a niece of Captain
Dale Mdabry, the highway's name-
sake. Mabry, a Tampa Army bal-
loonist, was one of 33 persons
killed in the explosion-crash of
the dirigible Roma at Hampton,
Va., in February, 1922.
The first automobile to enter
the highway--a sleek, red con-
vertible belonging to the upper
income bracket and driven by
Otis,~ E. Pruitt, Clearwater--also
picked up the first GI to hitch a
ride on the eight-mile road, Sgt.
Harry Evans. As far as the dog-
faces were concerned, the road
was really officially opened when
Evans caught the hop. Immedi-
ately following the --hitchhiking
Evans came a string of automo-
biles bearing Miss Mabry and
other relatives of Dale Mabry, the
mayors of Tampa, St. Petersburg,
and Clearwater, and city and
county officials from Hillsborough
and Pinellas counties.
SPir~red by the 69th Air Force
Band, conducted by Warrant
Officer Lester G. Baker, the
ceremonies continued 30 min-
utes and were broadcast by Sta-
The first bus to use the new
route left the east gate at 4 P. M.
Busses now use Dale Mabry High-
way to Memorial Highway, travel
east on Memorial to Howard, then-
north on Howard to Cass, and east
on Cass to the terminus at the
Allied Building. A. Pickens Coles,
president of Air Base Lines, said
the new route is about three-
tenths of a mile longer than the
old route over narrow, bumpy,
equipment-wrecking Tampa Bay
Boulevard, but pointed out that
the running time, is about the
same and that passengers get the
benefit of a smooth ride.
Among Army officials who at-
tended the ceremonies were Brig-
adier General Westside T. Larson,
Commandfig General of the Third
Air Force; Brigadier General Ste-
phen H. Sherrill, Commanding
General of AWUTC; Colonel Mel-
vin B. Asp, Drew Field Air Base
Area commander; Colonel Thomas
S. Voss, MacDill Field Air Base
Area commander; Colonel Thomas
W. Walton, Third Fighter Com-
mand executive officer; Colonel
R. W. McNamee, AWUTC execu-
tive officer; and Colonel Stephen
C. Lombard, of Third Air Force
Headquarters, and Lieutenant
Colonel William H. Fillmore,
Drew Field executive officer.
In addition to Miss Mabry,
other relatives of the highway's
namesake Present were Gid-
dings E. Mabry and Milton H.
Mabry, brothers; Mrs. Tavor
Bayly, sister; and Mrs. James R.
Boring Jr., Mrs. Paul D. Coch-
ran Jr., and Barbara Mabry,
Lieutenant (jg) Byron Ray-
mond (Whizzer) White, All-
American back at the University
of Colorado, Oxford University
Rhodes scholar, Yale University
law student and former profes-
sional football ace, now is sta-
tioned at a motor torpedo boat
base in the New.Georgia Islands.
Dee Moore,, Phillies catcher, has
been assigned to the Marines and
given a 2-week furlough before
reporting to the San Diego Base
PAGE TEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
853 Signal Men
Direct Flow of
By PVT. "JIM" SKELLY
Who says the boys in the 853rd aren't versatile?
How many "financially embarrassed" G. I.'s have made
use of the Base telegraph agency for an S. O. S. home?
Also to many another, the good
news of a new baby, a sister
married, or mayhap the sad news R mance i A
through the wires of the two great
telegraph companies, Western
A very large and important part I W
of this work is the many, many
government messages which must
have rapid transit.
Its able section chief, M/Sgt. Planni to W ed
Robert L. Warren of the 853d has
under his jurisdiction a well By CPL. NORMAN B. GLASIER
tr ned staff of both military and Sergeants Rosso and Pogue,
Opl. Charles Heberer, Pfc. better known as "Box Car
Mary Tropeano, and Pvt. Nellie" and "Toothless," re-
Thomas Sullivan are the mili-
tary operators of the Teletype spectively, have been seen
Aiding these soldiers are the visiting a local tavern quite
following civilian employes: regularly.
Mrs. Velma Moore, Mrs. Helen
Heyd, and the Misses Jeanette We hope to have more de-
Rivers, Pilar Perez. Dorothy tailed information on this in
Keeler, Elizabeth Burnett, w k'
Oneida Santisteban, Irma Wal- next week's issue.
den, Erin Ellis, and Winifred T/5 Hewitt was certainly in
Chapman. the happiest frame of mind that
Another feature recently added
to this service is the personal de-
livery of important messages. This
group of .hasty, reliable mes-
sengers consists of the following
enlisted men: Pvts. Schommer,
Wilcox, Robinson, Strom, Schnie-
der, and Winder.
Our two newest Benedicts re-
turned from furlough this week.
Pfc. Carson got in from Kentucky,
but without the "Mrs." What's the
matter "Two Tone," are you afraid
of the Tampa "Wolves"?
Pfc. "Ray" Solhiem had the "out
of this world" expression common
to bridegrooms. Or could it be
that Jersey .air. Although this
party hasn't had a personal
glimpse as yet, the grapevine re-
ports the "Mrs." as a "Beauteous
Bundle of Charm."
Incidently our genial detach-
ment clerk and regular "Pen-
man," at this reading is back in
"Little old New York" (ed. note
'the lucky stiff, just when the
World Series is due too).
Pfc. "Frankie" Dunn is so-
journing in Bridgeport.
Another departure this week is
Pvt. C. V. (Pippy) Schommer for
Scranton, Pa. We actually don't
know what his plans are, but
we'll lay six, two, and even that
he won't be digging any coal.
756th Co. Back
After spending two weeks in
the hospital recovering from a
minor operation, Capt. Kenneth
W. Church, commanding officer
of the 756th Signal A. W. Com-
pany, has resumed his duties with
this outfit. Lt. George C. Edwards
was acting CO while Captain
Church was away.
Lt. Charles E. Williams has re-
joined the company after attend-
ing the Army Air Force School
of Applied Tactics at Orlando for
Home on furlough went
S/Sgt. Frank Hill, popular sup-
ply head man for the 756th.
It has been some time. since
Sergeant Hill has been away
and we are sure he will make
good use of his short vacation
from the supply room.
Competition on the volleyball
court, with games featuring of-
ficer's and enlisted men's teams,
becomes hotter each day. Some of
those who have never played the
game before are finding that as
time goes by their, play improves
to the point where they appear
to be veterans.
With the addition of some per-
sonnel, the officers' team has been
bolstered considerably. Lt. George
C. Edwards, believing that prac-
tice .makes perfect, was discov-
-ered on the court after dark the
other night preparing for the next
he ever has been in following the
recent visit of his girl.
The marriage epidemic is
still prevalent in the fourth pla-
toon what with T/5 Tolbert
taking the sacred vows on Mon-
day with the little girl from back
If Sgt. Turske doesn't get a
strong foot-hold soon, he'll have
to wear a pair of crutches to meet
his lady friend, we mean the one
from North Carolina.
We are glad to hear that Pri-
vate Pipkin is recovering nicely
from his recent operation. We
would like to go into detail about
this operation but Pvt. Pipkin
feels sensitive about it.
T/4 Van Robays is in the mar-
ket for an automatic jack to get
his men out of bed mornings.
Why not try the scrap pile?
Warning to Atlas-beware of Ser-
geant Shoop's muscles now that
he is working a bit-must have
had a hypo.
We wonder what the attraction
is at PX Number 8 that makes
the entire company present there
for roll call after business hours.
84th Loses Men
To 407th; Arty
Loses and Gains
By PVT. ELLIOTT OGDEN JR.
Changes have taken place
in Group Material of 84th
with Sergeant Large, Ser-
geant Stein, Sergeant La-
Grange, and Corporal Jacob-
son all being transferred to
the 407th Group.
With these men gone,
M/Sgt. McDonald, chief clerk,
and Sergeant Berry are hold-
ing down the fort under the
watchful eye of Lieutenant
However, Group Material has
not been entirely on the losing
end of the deal, as Capt. Thomas
J. James, formerly with the 405th
Group, is now working in Group
Material in the capacity of Engi-
leering Offider, while 1st Lt.
(;rover Coe, who has spent 17
months overseas with the 25th
Bomb Group, is now Ass't Ma-
Genial Sergeant Arty Ed-
monston has returned to his
duties in the Officer's Section
at Headquarters. Arty reports
that he had a whiz bang time
on his furlough spent at his
home in Saddle River, N. J.,
in spite of the fact that upon
arriving home he found out
that his one and only was en-
gaged to a 2nd. Lt.
However, not to be downed
by a little setback like this, Arty
now has two gals on the string.
Sergeant Bruner over at Head-
quarters is getting all set to step
into S/Sgt. Short's shoes, as Short
is being transferred to Lakeland,
Fla. It will be recalled that Ser-
geant Bruner was formerly Lt.
Col. Zartman's "aidd-de-camp."
It is reported from Hdqrs. that
Corporal Judy of Morning Re-
ports is speeding up his work on
his girl, as he feels that he might
not have much time left. Re-
member corporal, old boy, that
haste makes waste.
Another rumor from Hdqrs. is
that Corporal Burnham, the Cal-
ifornia apiarist (keeper of bees
to youse guys), is trying to get
transferred to the job of tending
the bees wacs on Drew Field.
Best dressed man in the 84th
Group is Carmelo Pappalardo
of Group Chemical Warfare.
His new Warrant Officer's uni-
form looks like a million dol-
lars, and Carmelo has very good
reason to be proud of it.
By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
The Squadron recreation area in our "backyard" is
getting plenty of business, but you can't call volleyball a
Horrigan came down with a lame shoulder. Arnold
and Chappell were limping around with sore ankles. Wahl
got konked in the face and sported a nice shiner. Hill sort
of pulled a rib ott of place.
More moving at Hq John Boy" Whitley's job of perpetually
Hrycewicz's toffee shop is open combing those blond locks. But
for business in "Annex No. 3" where do you get that peroxide
Special Orders' section moved from, boy?
into it's own office finally COKE FREE
Signal Ordnance and Chemical Something about the officers.
are slated to move soon. CaSomething about the officers.
are slated to move soon. Capt. Anderson was recently an-
CIVICS HELPED nounced as Aide to General
A visitor to the building last Gilkeson. Lt. Gordon bought
week was Lt. George Merrifield, cokes for the gang in 3-A, but it
who recently graduated from the was with Lt. Davis' money. The
Air Corps Combat Intelligence occasion? We still haven't
School and is now with the Third learned.
Bomber Command at MacDill. A prayer to Base Utilities or
Turnabout is fair play thought 'whoever is responsible for the
Jack Page, home on furlough, so upkeep of the theaters. Can't
he proceeded to give lifts to
civilians in his car. something be done about that
News from the big Annex water in the first six or seven
.. Sgt. Walker in Signal cele- rows of Theater Number 2?
brated three years in "the Army. After all, a guy doesn't like to
Yep, longevity pay now A sweat out a line, pay 15 cents
mass welcome to the new men for a ticket, and then have his
in Ordnance: Sgt. John Harte, feet dangle in that stagnant
S/Sgt. Bill "Glamoor" Miller, smelly water. Who'll be the
Cpl. Al Badin. Pfc. David good samaritan?
"BudI" Schooley and Pfc A eroes for last week include
"njin" Williams. Joe "Limpy" Driscoll and Archie
Last reports have it that Bill Weiskittel. Alert boys, they
Miller is taking over "Mirror nabbed the two "Nazi paratroop-
23 Sub Squadron
Of 'Fats Waller'
By Pfe. JOE ECONOMY
While some, outfits may have their own potential
"Frank Sinatras" and "Bing Crosbys" the 23rd Anti-sub Sq.
is probably the only one to boast of the original Corporal
Thomas ("Fats Waller") Howell. To say that "Fats" is
unusual would be an understatement; he's unique, as is his
special brand of music that he's noted for.
Pictured above are newly-
weds Pvt. and Mrs. Harry Zahn
who coupled recently.
From retreat till far into the
night the day-room resounds to
the beat of the bogy-wogey jive
which "Fats" dishes out in spe-
cial arrangements to anyone who
happens to be within hearing dis-
tance, which is about three
blocks. After taps the boys
usually lie awake on their bunks
until the jam session lulls them
"Fats" also has a few apt pupils
who are trying hard to ape his
style, so if any wandering, stran-
ger happens to hear wafts of
music that are slightly "off the
beam," the ones responsible for
it will probably be Privates New-
man, Festa, Konicki and Fusco.
The afternoon swims, the
morning softball games, the
new volleyball and badminton
courts that the boys of the 23rd
have been enjoying lately are
due. largely to the efforts of
Lt. Smith, who replaces Lt.
Beach, of Operations, as ath-
Lt. Smith, former bombardier
and navigator, promises bigger
and better things for the future.
For one thing, a volleyball league
to compete with Florida's best,
more trips to Carroll lake and, if
a suitable field can be found, a
If anybody has been wondering
what those bits of writing and
verse are that appear regularly
on the outside of the letters that
Pvt. Frank Francese sends to his
sweetheart, Millie, we'll let you
in on a secret.
It seems that when writing to
his girl, Frank usually expresses
himself in endearing terms quite
clearly on the outside of the en-
velope as well as inside. The
phrases consists of such examples
as: "Don't worry, honey, every-
thing will be all right.
"All that matters is that I love
you." And to his feminine ad-
mirers in general: "Take care of
my dear Millie and see that she
doesn't worry, girls, because I
love her." Besides these adroit
phrases Frank sometimes uses a
special code which consists of a
few mysterious abbreviations
like: L.Y.M.E.D. and S.W.A.B.K.
Can you figure them out? I'm
sure, you can't!
John Darling Lodge, F. and
A. M., 610 Madison street, Tampa,
extends fraternal greetings and
welcome to all Mason brothers.
An invitation is extended to at-
tend the weekly Wednesday night
No Haircut Gigs GI Barber
PHOENIX, Ariz. (CNS) -
When a shaggy-headed private
failed to pass inspection, he com-
plained that there was no one
around to cut his hair. He's the
ers" who were wandering around
on the Base.
All right, Clarke and Palumbo
here are your "Umbriogohs," as
Jimmy Durante would call them
. .Hovey, Verchuck, Ledbetter
and Nosker. You name the others.
Mardock has the system. One
day Mrs. Ball took him to lunch
and on the following day, Kitty
And speaking of lunch, success
to Lt. Bohannon as new Mess Of-
ficer of the outfit.. Hope you can
draw full rations for us in our
"new" kitchen. Good luck to the
Calitri wants his youngster to
grow up quickly so. he can teach
her how to climb trees-he was
a tree surgeon prior to the Army.
What happened.to those em-
bryo mustaches Geyer and
Daniels were sporting? Fancy
brushes, weren't they?
It was a happy gathering that
was indulging in giggle water
at the Terrace one night last
week. But could it have been
something you said, Ranck, that
caused that WAC to zock you?
Latest to help the'population of
Tampa was the new baby girl
that moved in with the Odell Al-
corns three weeks ago. Mother
and baby doing fine.
Sigh, love is grand, isn't it, Al
Bahan? Louise Smith, local PX
lovely is the other part of the
deal. Young, but cute.
"Cowboy" Dayton is showing
his boys on the Bullgang how not
to drive a jeep.
Thanks to "GI' Lazenby, it was
a surprised Michaud who tried
reaching his boss, Ray Harmon, at
extension 370. Michaud still can't
understand what Ray would be
doing in the Chaplain's office?
And a happy birthday to Olin
Effervescent Chuck Levy, New
York's gift, is doing all right with
our WACs. To the accompani-
ment of Lou Chappel's singing we
found him jitterbugging with one
in front of the WAC area to the
amusement of many onlookers.
'A gratified Joe Rarus bought
his helpers cokes when they
helped him move his supplies
from the main building to an
Engel, our new Message Cen-
ter man, helped move the Coke
machine to its new location last
Friday. But when the ice
water tipped and gave him that
unwanted bath, "It's Murder,
Guaranteed "cure all" coffee
now being brewed in Col. Fis-
ackerly's office. See "Doctors"
Joyner and Brown the "fizzi-
cians." Harriett Schroder is there
only for the effect.
Johnny Vankuren -started to
enjoy his five weeks special
medical training with the
AWUTC'ers Alumnus John Ashe
is also taking the course.
Volleyball Twists 3d FC Tendons
DREW FIELD ECHOE3, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
588TH MARCHES, GRINS
IN DRILLING CONTEST
"What's it all about? What's the purpose? What's it
going to get us?"
These were typical questions asked by GIs a couple
weeks ago when orders were issued from the 588th Training
Bn. SAW that all officers and
enlisted men would participate in ficer of the 588th, adjudged Lt.
a 30-minute drill period every Emil I. Seim's Instructor Training
morning. Department men just a little more
THEY LIKE IT on the ball than the Motor Trans-
Today the questioners know port Department. The winning
what it's all about. They know squad was drilled by lst/Sgt. Joe
the purpose and they know what Green.
it's getting them. And they like it. DRILL VOLUNTARILY
After the first test of marching Where the men had gripe, be-
ability between two of the bat- fore they had drilled in the morn-
talions's outfits the Instructor ing, they now are drilling on
Training Department and the Mo- their own, after hours, in the
tor Transport Department-there company streets and to and from
are plenty of smiles and a genu- the Service club and theaters.
ine determination to be the best The daliy 30-minute workout
drillers on Drew Field. has shown improvement in the
After the first test, Lt. Col. men's military bearing, military
Ralph P. Stiehl, commanding of- courtesy and more orderly move-
Birthday Party Staged
By Year-Old 4th AW Unit
By CPL. EUGENE G. HORTON
One year in Drew Field!
Several of the E M of 4th AW, Training Company A,
could lay claim to that distinction during the past week.
(By the way, who gives with these Distinguished Service
Medals? Not that we are bucking, of course, but you
know, a gentle hint?)
Naturally the anniversary called viewed at a new location. The
for a celebration, so come Thurs- membership, the source revealed,
day night the boys began to will be drastically smaller..
straggle in for a pick me up- Tears fell thick and fast this
(lemonade of course). week as the Staging Area boys
INNER DOINGS headed for the 584 SAW Bn.
Revealed during the nite: Pfc. Seriously, they are a bunch of
McCallions dance step, Cpl. Or- sell fellows and we did hate
tega's routine, Sgt. Tully's 'in the swsee fellowseande e d4 hate
groove' contortions, and S/Sgt. to see them leave the 4th Tg.
Schultz' avid appetite for potato Bn. barracks.
chips. Side glances: T/5th Milton Pol-
Adding more life to the party ster panting loudly as the little
were S/Sgt. Van Fossen, Sgt. chick on Clearwater beach oggled
Tubbs, Sgt Spohn, T/5th But- her eyes his way. T/5th "Red"
ler, T/5th Renner, and-gosh, Hawkins finding out that double
rm modest-yours truly. time doesn't mean a fast walk.
T/4th Wilson actually in some-
Add for the record: S/Sgt thing beside athletic trunks.
Van Fossen and Sgt. Tubbs be- T/Sgt. Durrette and his now fam-
lieve in trying everything once, ous "rabbit hop" catches in cen-
as you can find out from any ter field.
member of the 4th Tng. Bn. or Sports: Saturday was a field
medic in Di-pensary Seven. day for the 4th Tng. Bn. as the
With no investigation whatever officers ganged up to oust the
the 570 SAW Bn last week laid AWUTC officers by a score of 3
claim to exclusive rights on the to 1, and the EM blasted the 5th
title "Paragraph Troops." ..... Tng. Bn. by the count of 12 to 6.
PAGE PHILADELPHIA Leading hitter on the Sixth
We of the 4th Tng. Bn. think Ferrying Command baseball team
we have definite priority on that is Max West, ex-Braves outfield-
concoction ,and what's more we er, who has clubbed .482 and hit
think we can prove it! Our long 10 homers in 53 games. Second
standing Coat of Arms has been best batter on this hard hitting
inscribed with these words since nine is Hank Danning, former
time immemorial. Somebody got Giants catcher, with .432. He is
a good Lawyer? followed by Nanny Fernandez of
Exclusive: This correspondent the Braves, a .411 sticker and Red
has it from authoritive sources Ruffing, alternating between the
that the famous "Day Off" club mound and the outfield, with a
of bygone days is about to be re- .383 average.
$4,950 WORTH of War Bonds
are bought by Pvt. Stanley J.
Andrezejewski, 828th Guard
Sq. He invested in $4,000
worth through the First Na-
tional Bank of Tampa, bought
the remaining $950 worth at a
Drew Field bond rally.
Sub Depot Units
Praised For Work
In Air Journal
Candy and cigars were the
order of the day last Friday
when Lieutenant Marr ex-
changed his gold bar for a
silver one. Congrats, lieu-
tenant. We hope that the
silver bar will be augmented
very soon by another.
On page 44 of the Oct. issue of
"Air Force," the official service
journal of the U. S. Army Air
Forces, can be found a vivid story
of why Sub-Depots exist.
The story was written by Lt.
Col. Arthur V. Jones Jr.,\to whom
all Sub-Depots should be grate-
ful for the wonderful recognition
of the work.
To the employes of S. D.
who have asked why they did
not receive a copy- of the
Echoes, the answer is, conser-
vation of paper.
You are asked to bear with us.
Accept the policy of reading your
copy and passing it on.
The other evening, the S. D.
Hossfly visited Larry Ford's
Office Bar to consume a bit of
what he called "relaxation." A
small sign prompted him to
order a Slap-a-Jap Cocktail,
25c. When the waitress brought
him a glass of water and a 25e
defense stamp, he turned up
his nose, but was delighted
with the taste it left in his
569's Dagwood Is Papa
By i.L. i.HANK GOODMAU N tnis
It started out as one of those ordinary days, quiet, un- pant
eventful, and slightly tiresome. unif
But by noon the 569th was quaking with excitement; nam
something was happening in HQ & Pl. Co's supply room. "s
Haggard T/5's rushed in and out of Supply Sergeant Patal- Earl
kis's igloo, waving their hands in a strange sign language. port
An anxious lieutenant inquired,ec
"What's happened, corporal?" He then retired to his office P
"Nothing," giggled the corporal, to brood over the Army regula- #n,
"Blondie just had five pups and ticns which, he always reads for no,
ate three of them!" The lieutenant relaxation.
fancied he saw the man turn T/5 Carl Munkert, slightly more ert
green. practical but every bit as pleased, Ne'
PAGE DAGWOOD rushed over to the mess hall for Mo
Yes, Blondie, 569's dainty mas- some milk with the remark "She ert
cot, had her pups, but they turned now has two extra little mouths Lal
out to be twins when the grue- to feed." Gei
some report had been discounted T/5 Jesse Perry, now on fur- LoI
as just an ugly rumor. lough somewhere in Rhode lia
Anybody who had ever had Island, was immediately sent the sky
any connection with the bat- following telegram: "Twins ar- ick
talion began to reminisce on rived--stop--Doing fine-stop Jo,
Blondie's colorful existence in love stop Blondie." Ja
the 569th. M/Sgt. Schlossberg All of which made sense ac- Do
recording to T/5 Aaron Ponitch and
lifarted to tell the story of his T/5 John Bortkiewicz. And Dag- N
lifwood, periodically AWOL, re- plati
When approached by your re- turned in time to receive congrat- trair
porter, Lt. Langan, company com- ulations as a proud papa. The Tho]
mander, stared mistily into space pups were appropriately named chic]
and remarked: Cookie and Alexander. to I
"It seems as if it were only Namn
yesterday that she was just a MISTER'S NOW for t
baby. Ah, they certainly grow up But Dagwood was not the only quer
fast!" one who was handing out cigars so tl
week. In 2nd Reporting Com-
y two newly appointed War-
t Officers happily donned their
orms and answered to the
ne of "mister." W. O. Arthur
Sphar had joined the outfit
i master sergeant, and W. 0.
1 M. Paasch, new to 2nd Re-
ing, had just jumped from
Promotions continued to be
bounced. Allen D. Kimmel is
w a staff sergeant, and Rob-
Berry was made sergeant.
w T/4's were Victor J. Van
er, William S. Riddle, Rob-
L. Russell and Howard E.
ubach. Recent T/5's are
orge S. Kotarinos, Robert F.
nn, Earl W. Conway, Wil-
m C. Barrett, Leo E. Sarit-
, Spears L. Tipton, Freder-
A. Fisher, Robert L. Snyder,
in C. Davis, William J. Karn,
mes R. Blair, and Kenneth T.
ews from 2nd Reporting's 2nd
oon, now out on operational
ning, informs us that Lt.
mas McNamara has become a
ken and egg man "in addition
his regular duties." Lt. Mc-
lara displays his inclination
these commodities by his fre-
it visits to a nearby farm-
he story goes.
Onions and Love
Go Hand in Hand
903rd QM's Say
Proving that absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Pvt. Ray Smith of the 903rd QMC, while home on furlough
had his eyes knocked out when he ran into his former high
Ray observed she had graduated both in schooling and
In fact, Ray was so impressed
that he made a bee-line to renew
his friendship and is seriously
thinking of doing the domestic
sketch. Only one criticism Ray,
don't get too impatient or alarmed
when she fails to write every
day. Here is our ditty:
Love is like an onion-
We taste it with delight.
But afterwards we wonder,
Whatever made us bite.
T/5 Robert E. Sheldon, of the
NY night blooming variety, spent
his furlough among the elite on
Florida beaches, describing it as
ALL STATES HERE
Pfc. Tom Wardingle lies on
beautiful Lake Geneva, in Wis-
consin. 'He had a swell time
poking around the ole fishing'
holes and managed to average 165
while bowling. From Union, S.
C., returned Cpl. Charlton Nichols
looking wonderfully rested and
Pvt. Pinkie Avery has been
making the rounds on furlough at
Hattiesburg, Miss. Pvt. James I.
Bennett recently returned from
the Bronx, looking healthier than
ever, and all's well with the
Lucky soldiers! Cpl. Robert
B. Fisk, T/5 Harry Grimm and
Pvt. Frank Skufca headed for
vacation at Lake Lure Rest
Center, in the Smoky Moun-
Last week end Cpl. James
Kimble and wife and T/5 Ray-
mond Hatchat and wife went to
St. Pete to romp in the sand and
sea. Things progressed wonder-
fully until they nosedived into a
restaurant. Kimble ordered soup
and while doing the customary
waiting act, he was served crack-
ers and butter. They were all
famished, and wifie started to
help herself but didn't get to first
LOVE AND CRACKERS
Hubby wanted them all for
himself. It was his soup wasn't
it? Then the Mrs. became pro-
voked and called him a "cracker
hoarder," incidentally, that
name still makes Kimble see
crumbs when it's mentioned.
We all note that the only diff
between Forkan and Pvt. Carl
Webber is that Forkan doesn't
stutter in his sleep Pfc. Don-
ald R. Pierce remonstrated,
"Guess I'll have to let up on
breakfast," as the Cold Storage
scales tipped 202 lbs.
Pvt. Donald J. Crivella when
asked if the Army was helping
him remarked, "I've always been
able to wear out my shoes, now
I know how to repair 'em!" .
And now for some heart
throbs. Let's begin with the
case of Pvt. Jim McWain, our
S Answers to
1. Cabbage, lettuce, or cauli-
flower, corn and potatoes.
2. Because his right arm
should be free to salute with, and
when saluting properly the left
arm is at his side.
3. His feet. A bowler is a hat
(derby). A choker is a collar, a
wrapper is a robe.
4. The south.
5. C a nad a, Newfoundland,
Alaska, and several other coun-
tries also observe Labor Day on
the first Monday in September.
6. The stand for the original
7. To a furniture store..
8. New Orleans. St. Louis is
the eighth largest city. Baltimore
is the seventh largest. New Or-
leans is the fifteenth.
. 9. Because the air is purer.
Rain washes and cleans it, re-
moving dust, soot, pollen and
other foreign matter.
tall, blue-eyed blond. Before
he went on furlough he met a
gorgeous creation, further
enhanced by the (name of
She ran the Candy Shoppe in
the State Theatre and that's why
Jim could never get any farther
than the front attraction. He went
away on furlough but when he
returned to the favorite haunt
the young lady was no longer
there. Jim's lonesome, fellows.
Do any of you know where his
heart throb is?
1st Rept. 501st
Welcomes 9th FC;
Hopeful of Game
By T/4 ALFRED BRUNNER
The First Reporting Com-
pany, 501st Signal A. W. Reg-
iment, welcomes 'its new
neighbors, the Signal Head-
quarters Company, IX Fight-
er Command. Perhaps a lit-
tle later on they will be able
to give us competition in
sports events that we have
It seems the 2nd Reporting
Company stumble bums have
broken one engagement after an-
other with S/Sgt. Allan Hinten's
volley ball champs. Then men say
they guess they might as well
wait for their old age pensions as
for any competition from 2nd Re-
Supply Sgt. Francis Jordan will
return from furlough this week
and Executive Officer Lt. James
Moran will leave for his home in
Kentucky for a brief visit. What
stories we will be hearing in the
hot stove league this winter.
Have you passed the Company
street about time for retreat of
late? Those forty or fifty men you
see in formation for retreat is the
Company strength. We may be lit-
tle but we're mighty.
USO Show Set
For October 5
There's a new USO show com-
ing to Drew jn Oct. 5-and what
Recently, USO-Camp Shows,
Inc., found it necessary to re-
arrange their productions so that
groups known as Victory units
might provide a greater number
The "It's a Pleasure" company,
the first Victory group to hit
Drew, brings its sparkling show
to you next Tuesday.
Its star is the incomparable
Maryette Evans, who, with her
parents and brothers, will present
a series of old and new dances.
Miss Evans, a thrillingly
graceful acrobat, comes from a
line of theatrical people. Her
parents, themselves a famous
vaudeville team, will execute
the dances popular in their time.
This will be followed by a
charming demonstration of to-
day's routines, done by Mary-
ette and her brother.
Al Goodhart, that rousing song
leader, will be here, too, so get
your voice in tune. You'll want
to warble with him, before Gene
Clayton, magical magician, takes
your breath away! Goodhart,
Clayton, and the Evans family
top a brilliant cast, designed to
afford you a wonderful evening.
You'll leave recreation hall
No. 1 with a song in your feet
and a tune in your head after
you've seen the "It's a Pleas-
IR V.lPlT. T-TAWW V-nfhlftMAT.T
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY,aSEPTEMBER 30, 1943
MESS HALL GANG PROUD OF WINNING FLAG! Last week
Kitchen 22 won the flag for the best mess hall in AWUTC. Left
to right (bottom): T/4 Harry Nelson, Lt. George M. Parker, mess
officer; T/4 Kaster Williams and S/Sgt. Kenneth Halstad, mess
sergeant. Above the GI's line up to try out the new trays with
Pvt. Timothy Fagan getting a full tray. Left to right behind the
counter: Sgt. Nelson, Lt. Parker and Sgt. Halstad. (Army Air
TRAYS SUPPLANT KITS
AT AWUTC KITCHEN
Proudest mess hall in the AWUTC is Kitchen 22, which
is the only mess hall in AW to have enough trays to take
care of every man who eats there. In all there are 1,700
trays. The men, however, must bring their mess cup, fork,
spoon and knife.
Kitchen 20 also has trays, and for one side of the hall
they go Kitchen 22 one better in that they also have cups,
knives, forks and spoons furnished. But, as was stated,
this is for but one side of the
mess hall and Kitchen 22 has
mess trays for their entire organ-
According to Lt. George M.
Parker, mess officer at Kitchen
22, and S/Sgt. Kenneth Halstad,
mess sergeant, the use of trays
has proved a great boon to the
"In the first placf" Lt. Parker
pointed out, "the use of trays
makes for a great saving in labor
-which means kitchen police. We
use a detail of 12 men to clean
the trays, but we have eliminated
a lot of the garbage detail. And
another important factor is the
"When we first put the trays to
use I stood and watched the men
as they lined up for food. You
could sense it. No more of this
piling an entire meal into a small
mess kit. I am very thankful
that we were able to get these
Last week Kitchen 22 was
awarded the flag as the best
kitchen of the week, just two
weeks after Lt. Parker took over.
Sgt. Halstad also was formerly
in Kitchen 9 which won the flag
some time ago.
DECLARED BY PX
Major Edwin P. Jones, PX
officer, announced today that
the PX has declared another
50-cent dividend for every man
on Drew Field.
The dividend was realized
from August sales. Checks will
be sent to the various organi-
Of Sarge Helps
503rd Unit Party
By PFC. EDWARD A. DORAN
On Tuesday night another, suc-
cessful party was staged-this one
by the Plotting Company of the
503 SAW under the direction 'of
Lieutenant Brame and F/Sgt.
Of course the party couldn't
miss being a success since the
sergeant practically monopolized
the office phone for about a week
prior to the event.
In fact he does a pretty good
job with the phone under normal
conditions its getting to the
point where T/5 Jimmy Ingar-
beggia of the 3rd 'Reporting Com-
pany is going to charge him for
service. (Jimmy unfortunately has
a desk near the phone.)
MAC KNOWS HOW
Another question which is
bothering a few of the would-be
wolves is how and where Mac
finds those gorgeous gals.
Do they fall for his laughing
Irish blue eyes? Well he's going
on furlough shortly and from the
rumors floating around, he'll
probably be out of competition
when he returns.
Pfc. Eugene Bennington of
the Headquarters Company Re-
porting Battalion is walking
around with a satisfied smile
these days. Seems his better
half arrived in these parts about
a week ago, together with the
Youngster. They're k keeping
house over at St. Pete.
In fact Lieutenant Levy's com-
pany seems to be breaking out
with a rash of sudden domesticity.
The wives of Pvts. Elton Waters,
Aaron Schwarz and Earl Peters
are recent arrivals on the local
scene. Maybe too many reports
of Company Parties have been
THRUM ALL THUMBS
We are also told that Pvt. How-
ard A Thrum took the big step
during his recent furlough. Con-
gratulations and best wishes to
Corporal Aldini of Headquar-
ters Company, Plotting Bat-
talion, has been very busy late-
ly, making arrangements for the
arrival of his family. After
much sweating he finally
wangled a three-day pass out of t
Lieutenant McCormick. (He
claimed he needed the time to
wash his baby's clothes-well
69TH BAND BLOWS OUT
FOR THIRD WAR LOAN
By S/SGT. JOHN, F. SUSZYNSKI
Thanks to Keesler Field,
Miss., two bass players joined
the 69th AAF band during
the past week. They were
Pvts. Marvin E. Walker of
Cincinnati, and William R.
Welton of Hobart, Ind. A full
week of welcoming the new-
comers has just been rounded
Private Elmer Logsdon, our
drum major, went so far as to
postpone his furlough to be on
hand for the doings; however, he's
on his way now-the boys are
wondering whether Elmer will
cause the Provost Marshal out
that-a-way to send us a letter
about a "delinquent" 69'er wear-
ing cowboy boots somewhere in
Two trips to the Court House
Square in Tampa, and one to the
Capitol Theater in Clearwater
were arranged to offer the new
bandsmen some diversion from
the routine duties at Drew Field
(shhhh, the official report lists
these trips as Band Details to aid
the current War Bond Drive).
Clearwater put on an Army
show displaying mechanical
equipment and weapons which
attracted the townspeople and
enabled the drive to go over
its quota. Privates Walker and
Welton were duly impressed by
"our" ability to rake in the
The opening and dedication of
the Dale Mabry Road was a prom-
inent feature of the week's pro-
gram. High ranking military and
civic officials, as well as mem-
bers of the Dale Mabry family,
took part in the ceremony.
T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton organized an
anomalistic musical ensemble with
which to "entertain" the barracks
during the evenings. Ellie's jazz
pianoisms are really "something."
Cpl. Sam Schiavone went into
"self-imposed" restriction so thdt
he would be available for details
with this group.
The secret and mystical ritual
of elevating one of our ranks
to the grade of Private First
Class was staged for the purpose
of awing and inspiring our
fledglings. Jerry Becker, just
back from his Cleveland fur-
lough, was the willing subject.
Pfc. Harry Williams, our time-
and-a-half string bass player,
made the outstanding contribution
to our program by submitting
himself to the gruelling ordeal of
becoming a papa.
He would gladly have named
the red-headed offspring in hon-
or of William or Marvin, but it's
not that kind of a baby-it's a
girl (the second one for the Wil-
liams-and Harry was betting on
Evans Gives All
As M-C for 314
Big Time Party
By SGT. HARRY GLENN
When bigger and better parties are given, the 314th
will give them.
The scene was Rec. Hall No. 2, and the date Friday
the 24th. On hand for the occasion were the officers and
men' of the organization.
All were permitted to bring
their wives or their best girl
friends. We had as our guests
the officers and enlisted members
of the WAC Detachment. And
from the looks of things, some of
the GIs prefer the object of their
attentions in khaki.
Sergeant Harry Evans was the
very funny MC and a show in
himself. The magician, who
proved that the hand is quicker
than the eye, really had 'the
crowd guessing. A big favorite
with the boys was a cute tap
dancer. Also receiving a big
round of applause was the blonde
From the way a cute blonde
Sergeant called Betty hung onto
S/Sgt. Ldther Ford at our rum-
pus it looks like the real thing.
Sergeant William P. Rivers,
who has just returned from
furlough, now has a girl going
with him by the' name of MRS.
William Rivers. The Sergeant
met her in New Jersey, married
her in Chattanooga, and brought
her back to Tampa with him.
That guy sure does get around.
All officers and enlisted per-
sonnel of the organization are in-
vited to see Lieutenant Edwin
Ruoff take the fatal plunge. The
place is Chapel No. 4 and the
time is 1600 on the 2nd of Octo-
ber. The future Mrs. Ruoff is
Lois McGregor, of Long Island.
Drew Field will not seem the
same without Maj. John Schnei-
der. Major Schneider has been
transferred to Sarasota, and will
serve as Army Emergency Relief
One of the latest additions to
the outfit is Pvt. E. Ralph Em-
mett, of Public Relations. Em-
mett was a newspaper and maga-
zine writer before coming into
His latest contribution to the
literary field is a book entitled
'The Sky Is My Witness," which
he wrote in collaboration with
Captain Thomas Moore, Jr. The
book tells the experiences of
Captain Moore, who served as a
dive-bomber pilot, in the battles
of Midway and Guadalcanal. The
book was published about two
weeks ago and promises to be a
For a man who just got back
off a furlough, Sgt. W. C. Her-
bert sure was getting around at
the Squadron party.
Captain Cuttino, of S-4 Of-
fice, has been transferred to
the 3d Air Force.
Will some one please tell tis if
Cpl. Bob (Jeep) Hamman bor-
rowed the shorts he wears for
calisthenics from some chorus
Lieutenant Abraham Linder,-of
Base Ordnance, is now 1st Lt.
The new.Base Mess Superviser,
Lieutenant William H. Gibbs,
comes to us after .serving 16
months in Newfoundland. Quite
some change from the cold North
to Sunny Florida.
The big smile on the .face of
Cpl. Willis Neal, of the gas unit,
is the result of his wife being in
Tampa for a visit. *
Girls, have you noticed the cute
addition to the upper lip of Pvt.
Charlie Pearson, the Base Per-
The boys in Base Personnel are
wondering what goes on in Base
Hq. at night when the first 4
grades are pulling C.Q., but
S/Sgt. L. W. Schweiger isn't
Nice Juicy Coon
Yours For Free;
No Cooks Wanted
Wanta a nice fat. coon that
loves mankind like a beautiful
There's one for you if you
drop around and see Mrs. Odor
of 2412 Clark Street in the De-
Soto Park area.
Mr. Albert L. Boyd, Tampa
service station operator, called
the Echoes yesterday giving us
the tip. It seems that Mr. Boyd
once had a zoo which he dis-
continued after war was de-
"People still call me wanting
to give me all sorts of animals,"
he said, "This coon would be a
good buddy for some soldier or
The coon is yours. with one
reservation-it ain't for some
It's a pet. Get it?
407th Duffle Bags Land
At New Headquarters Site
Headquarters, 407th Fighter Bomber Group can move
any place with 10 minutes notice and not even accompany
the change with a ripple of excitement; they're having
The new hostel is located just bination of McNeely and Fern.
behind the M. P. kitchen. Sp king of Fern he spent a
The only guy that even thinks lovely day over at Pass-a-Grille
about moving is Pfc. Sanford soaking up the sun, drinking
Hirschfield, who arises at 4 on deep of' he salt water, and fight-
the morn of the great event and ing sea monsters great out-
starts packing in the dark by door man.
the time everyone else is tumbling SCOOP COMING
out of bed, he has a truck backed
against the door, all ready to Now that T/Sgt. W. C. Harris
move the impedimenta. has forgone the pleasure of a
McNeely Toils private room for plebian com-
pany, maybe we'll have some-
M/Sgt. Lawrence Tinker is thing to report next week.
back from a vacation in Maine
and very much in harness as Do you want a real thrill?
Sergeant Major. He's so busy he We don't mean anything pallid
doesn't even look like he thinks like facing bullets on the beach
of the hills of home, but just at Slerno or buzzing a field
mention that trip and watch him with Capt. Holcomb. We mean
radiate, something that will frighten
Fo :..e hardest working man you out of six years of life.
in any organization and the Just climb into a jeep with
least publicized, we nominate Cpl. Homer (the kid) McInturff
S/Sgt. Pau! E. McNeely. He's behind the wheel after 10
fostering that Operations de- minutes in said vehicle, one sud-
partment like it was his own denly feels rather old, it takes
baby. the edge off life and war, one
Old Sgt. John J. McElligott has has the feeling that one has done
a new job in Operations which all there is to do the rest
adds some earthy wit to the com- will be ,nti-climatic.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
KNOW YOUR WAY HOME
IS MOTTO OF PIGEONS
TRAINED AS SOLDIERS
By T/5 RICHARD FORBES
It doesn't take a transfer into the Air Corps to get you
into the air. A pigeon can do it for you.
For the pigeon has sufficient drag around here to get
Signal Corps men into the air, and a chunk of that extra
The catch is, of course, you've gotta know your boids-
-which is quite a scientific
How? Why? Ask the men of
the Signal Pigeon Company Avia-
THREE IN CHARGE
Drop out some day for a chat
with the men of the Pigeon Sec-
tion-Sgt. Glen G. Ribak, Cpl.
Harold Horne, and Pfc. Martin
They man that tiny dot on Drew
Field at Columbus drive and
Under their control are 128
homing pigeons. The job of
the three enlisted men is to
go up in planes with their
birds, release them, and then
pray that they return to their
home base here.
The birds nearly always come
back. If released anywhere
within a 1,000-mile radius the
pigeons can find their way
home within two and one-half
Every bird wears a dog tag on
its leg, like real GI's. They also
carry little celluloid capsules,
much like a blown-up gelatine
Nearly all the birds are still
in the process of "basic training,"
according to Corporal Home. Dur-
ing this period they are taken up
in planes, 30 at a time, and re-
leased one by one. Naturally,
their trainers, Signal Corps men
-mind you, go along.
When on regular duty in the
planes, only four birds are taken
aloft at a timp.
KNOW WAY HOME
All the birds at Drew's pigeon
section are born Johnny-on-the-
spot. Products of years of care-
ful breeding, the birds instinc-
tively return to the place where
'they were born. They are hom-
ing pigeons-true to their name-
and not. carrier pigeons, as many
The birds are in use with our
men on fronts all over the world.
Paratroopers find them invaluable
for maintaini"- contact with
What o' .hI pigeons them-
selves? They're strictly GI.
Subject to every Army regula-
tion, gigs, calisthenics, chow
lines and insp-ctions, they gripe
about stardi-," reveille and
complain about the mess. Yes
sir, a pigeon's lift is strictly a
soldier's life, at best.
The birds cause their non-
coms plenty of worry, too. Just
ask Sergeant Ribak, Corporal
Horne or Pff "'" -w.
For instance. .nre's the type
that stays out too late at night
and misses bed check. That's
number 34550. by the way, and
he's on the habitual side.
There are others, too-like the
one who talks all night and keeps
his fine-feathered friends awake.
And there's the pigeon with the
high IQ who thinks he's better
than the rest. Sergeant Ribak
says he's going to take care of
him one of these days.
When a pigeon gets sick in this
bird's Army he doesn't report to
the dispensary. He goes before a
court-martial and is usually put
As Sergeant Ribak puts it, he
The men who train the pigeons
are carefully selected and chosen.
All of them have had experience.
Corporal Home, a native Tam-
pan, incidentally, has raised pig-
eons as a hobby for 15 years. He
is thoroughly acquainted with his
"EM" and pigeons are doing a
great job here. It's simply a
matter of keeping the birds dis-
ciplined. They're a lazy lot, most
of them, and won't work unless
they have to..
Drew field rationing board
hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday. The board is closed
Monday and Thursday. It is open
Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
MEATS, BUTTER, ETC. -
Book 2 red stamps X, Y -and Z
good through Oct. 2; Book 3
brown stamps A and B valid
through Oct. .2; brown stamp C
through Oct. 30.
PROCESSED FOODS Book
2 blue stamps U, V and W valid
through Oct. 20.
SUGAR-Book 1 stamp 14 good
for five pounds through October;
stamps 15 and 16 good for five
pounds each for home canning.
SHOES-Book 1 stamp 18 good
GASOLINE In east No. 6-A
coupons worth three gallons each
until Nov. 21.
FUEL OIL-Last year's period-
5 coupons good through Sept 30;
new season's period 1 coupons
good through Jan. 3, 1944, worth
10 gallons per unit (most cou-
pons worth several units each).
Scared Cows Give
LONDON. (CNS) Charged'
with selling milk deficient in-fats,
John High pleaded that the fir-
ing of guns by armed forces near
his farm scared his.cows. The
magistrate dismissed the case.
Rapidly becoming one of the
most popular entertainment fea
tures at Drew Field is the Sunda:
evening Chapel Hour, which i.
held each Sunday' at Chapel 3 a
8:30 o'clock. Under the direction
of Chaplain A. W. Gruhn, senior
AWUTC chaplain, the program
features some of the finest talen
to be found in any service cami
in the country.
Last Sunday Cpl. Adrian Mike-
sell, former staff organist for NBC
Radio City in Hollywood, stole the
show with his rendition of "Don-
key Serenade" and "Nola." This
young man's flying fingers proved
to be a sensation.
t Other Chapel Hour artists
many of them nationally known
are Cpl. Llambi Turtulli, former
star of the San Carlo Opera Com-
pany; Cpl. Samuel Gruzin, concert
master for the Baltimore Civic
Orchestra; Pvt. Fred Roberts
NBC radio artist; Pvt. Arlingtor
Rollman, Philadelphia O p e r
Company; Pvt. Roy Glahn, win-
ner of a Chicagoland Music Festi-
val competition; Pvt. Jesse Cann
radio organist; Pvt. Hubert Russell
organist and composer; Pvt. Carl
Bartsch, cello soloist with the
Minnesota University Symphony
and Pvt. Arnold Felton, radio and
Pvt. Felton is the musical direc-
tor of the program.
Next week's program will be
-taken over in part by the WACs
There will be an all-girl chorus
under the direction of Pfc. Edith
Williams, and they will sing
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and
"Were You There?" Sgt. Juanita
Wilkinson will render an organ
solo and Pfc. Shirley Schmidt will
sing "God Bless America." Pvt
Bonny Castle will give two read-
Chapel 3 is located at Second
and J, and those who wish a seal
next Sunday are urged to come
early, as the program is playing
to packed houses.
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Iceland Vet Heads 515th
By PVT. JOSEPH J. SEVERAL
The 515th is very proud of its new CO, Capt Jerome
I. Steeves, who has seen service in Iceland for a period of
Captain Steeves served in the also of the 496th, will handle the
capacity of Flight Commander Intelligence Section.
in the 33rd Pursuit Squadron. With us is 1st Lt. Neal B. Coll-
The primary function of the 33rd ings who is in charge of Supply
was Patrol Duty although at and also Ordnance. Communi-
times it was called upon for the cations is under the supervision
interception of.-enemy aircraft. of Lt. Nathan Schleker. Engi-
Captain Steeves also saw serv- neering will be handled by a
ice with the 33rd when it was somewhat newcomer in the 515th,
called ppon to serve as an escort but not-a newcomer in the 84th,
and also for the protection of in the person of Lt. Morton L.
Allied shipping. Levy. He comes to us from the
ANOTHER VETERAN 339th in Walterboro, S. C.
Operations is very pleased to COOL 1ST SARGE
have a former Eagle Squadron Transferred from the 496th
man who is 1st Lt. Charles W. with the bulk of the enlisted
Tribken. His service of over 200 personnel is congenial 1st Sgt.
hours with the Eagle Squadron in Peyton A. Horton who is still as
England and also in North Af- calm as a midsummer night's
rica in the seat of a Spitfire will dream.
enable him to make the 515th We are gratified to have him
an enviable outfit, still with us or more properly
From the 496th comes 1st Lt.
Pierce M. Ennes who served
there as the Squadrod Adju-
tant, and who will resume such
duties in the 515th. We are
very glad t- have the oppor-
tunity of coming with him be-
cause of his thorough interest
in the enlisted men.
First Lt. William B. Haessig,
another 496th standby, will take
charge of the Armament Section,
while 1st Lt. Duard Le Grand,
so, us with him. With him came
the most important man in the
Squadron when the last day of the
month comes around in the per-
son of Sgt. Warren H. Dunn, the
man who makes up the payroll.
M/Sgt. Edward V. Davis has
also come from the 496th to
serve in the capacity of Line
Chief. His able assistants as
Flight Chiefs are: T/Sgt. Cecil
E. Weber, T/Sgt. Walter E.
Kuhn and lovable S/Sgt. Rob-
ert "Pop" Lkrson.
Armament brought with it
M/ Sgt. Carl H. Davis from the
496th and M/Sgt. Walter H.
Davis from the 405th. Operations
still retains S/Sgt. Walter "Cur-
ley" Baggett, who will see that
the ships are always in the air.
CAMPER TO RETURN
Intelligence will have another
old 496th standby, S/Sgt. Arthur
Camper who so ably has kept up
this column, and who will be
back next week to take over once
In Communications, S/Sgt.
George Schuerman and Sgt. Al-
bert J. Lillick will be in charge.
Ordnance has another 496th man
in S/Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Hart-
man, who by the way has been
seen copying a few addresses
from a certain 500-pound bomb.
Tech. Supply will resume
business for the boys on the
line under the guidance of
S/Sgt. Joseph Terry, while
Squadron Supply will function
under the supervision of Sgt.
Last but not least are the boys
that are going to keep the 515th
from starvation, the boys that
keep us well fed. S/Sgt. Ralph
A. Bean, who has kept us happy
in the 84th will continue to do
so in the 515th. Under him will
be Sgt. De Palma and also Sgt.
Crash Truck, Spectators,
On Hand as 576th Pilot
Lands Safely with Flat
By CPL. M. I HARRIS
Lt. Frederick W. Trumbower of the 516th Fighter
e Bomber Squadron landed on this field last week with a
- large audience nervously watching.
s Also ready for action was the Drew crash truck.
t It seems that his plane blew a tire on the takeoff
n which was noticed by Lieutenants Stout and Young who
Called the tower to notify the pilot.
t Lieutenant Trumbower flew
p around fbr half an hour and a
large crowd gathered on the edge
-of the line. He circled three times
and landed on three perfectLa wit Ai
e points-two with rubber and one
s "Oh boy, an audience," said the
Lieutenant as he climbed unhurt 1 T
from theta plane which also es-
r QUICK COMEBACK
S When asked why he circled517 i Iajr
t three times, he joked, "I wanted
c to give the fellows time to pass By SGT. E. L. GORDON
Sthe news around." In line with the policy ot
a It was erroneously reported the Echoes, in providing free
Sin the last issue, that our corn-
manding officer, Lt. Raymond space for want-ads, the 517th
N. Beaty, had gone home for a Squadron herewith sets forth
Rest. Our apologies are herein its first free ad: WANTED:
1 extended to the lieutenant. He
went home to get married. Con- Beautiful young lady (with
gratulations Lieutenant and annuity policy) i who would
IMrs. Beaty. marry very personable per-
All departments of the 516th sonnel Sergeant Major (also
have been busy setting up this "
week. Everyone seems to have a with annuity policy). State
. little carpenter's blood in his sys- terms of your policy.
; tern. In looking around the line I
found most of the men wielding FURLOUGH IVY
a hammer. A lot of additional Sergeant Romanuk of Squad-
men have been coming into the ron Operations is in the hospital
squadron toward filling the T. O. with a tough case of poison ivy.
in the various departments. He came back from furlough a
SWELCOME OFFICER couple of weeks ago, and went
right to the hospital. Tough luck,
We welcome Lt. Zdmund D. Sarge, but a furlough is worth
Wardrop, intelligence officer, to any price you may have to pay,
the squadron. He w- enjoy his isn't it?
Position withthis organization, as S/Sgt. Stephens of engineer-
Salready the men of all depart- ing is also in the hospital. We
ments have take a liking to him. all hope you are back with us
Our compliments go out to before long.
S/Sgt. Morelock "Major" of the
mess. With the opening of our NEW MEN ARRIVE
own mes" hall, th, re seems to be We are glad to say that last
no waiting to get in and no wait- week a lot of-new men came into
ing to get out. On top of it all, the squadron. Helping out in Sgt.
the food seems the best that this Romanuks place in Operations is
em has had since entering the Cpl. Lepofsky. Cpl. Hobson and
Army. PlenLy of variety, well Pfc. Johnson are also with us
cooked-and catsup on the table. from the 84th. In Squadron Engi-
Keep up the gooi work, sergeant. neering is Sgt. Large, formerly in
84th Group Materiel.
Warning: It is advised that Ordnance still has Lt. Weshigan
all secrets and latrine-a-grams and T/Sgt. Simone in charge.
be kept from the earsof one M/Sgt. Bailey is line chief as-
EM who resides in the south- sisted by S/Sgt. Neal, T/Sgt.
east corner, upper bay, of our Guthrie and T/Sgt. Pierce as
barracks. He talks in his sleep flight chiefs.
-even more clearly than he Captain Pat M. DeBerry,,
does when he's awake, who arrived to take command
The 516th dispensary is all set of the squadron, has captured
up and in operation under Major the affection of all his men.
McCain. It's a pleasure to visit Everyone is talking about what
with him, even if you're not ill. a swell fellow he is.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY* SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
Soldiers Measure Up
S;1 X ,
Not only at Drew Field are GI's sprucing up, in hopes
of becoming a' "best dressed soldier of the week." At three
other Army air bases, three other WACs are on the prowl,
seeking out polished military men.
As a result of the interest taken in the Drew Field con-
test by Gen. Thomas D. White, Chief of Staff, Third Air
Force, men at Peterson Field, Col-
orado Springs; Greenville Army
Air Base, South Carolina, and R PES
Morris Field, Charlotte, N. C., are
observed each week. 5
According to our WAC, these
five men do "measure up": Pri- / I
vate Donald Kirkpatrick, Sev-
enth Detachment,. 501st SAW
Bn.; Pfc. Clarence Robinson, /
Company A, 588th SAW Bn.;
Cpl. Dale E. Thompson, 1st Re-
porting Company, 501st SAW
Bn.; Pfc. Christy Jull, 517th
Sq., 407th Fighter Bomber
Group, and Pvt. Carmine Vito,
497th Sq., 408th Fighter Bomb- MYGAWD,'TEY WERE RIG~1T-
er Group. SNE DOES EAT LIKE A ORSE.
Strolling along with the Flor-
ida sun beating through your
OD's doesn't tend to keep you duction illustrator for Boeing Air-
cool and neat-looking, but Pfc. craft Company, draws for three
Kirkpatrick looked as immacu- different camp newspapers.
late as any sun tan-clad soldier
on the Base when the WAC spied NEAT AFTER TRIP
him. "What? Me.a best-dressed sol-
dier? But I've been riding on the
FROM CHICAGO train for two days in this uni-
"Yes, it is warm," he agreed, form!" Nevertheless, clean-shaven,
"but that doesn't keep me from unwrinkled Private Vito quali-
combing my hair and using my fied easily as a well-dressed sol-
shoe polish." Kirkpatrick was a dier. The former Brooklynite was
stock clerk in Chicago before he a supervisor of experimental
became a ground observer at flight testing for the Brewster
Drew. Buccaneer Aircraft Company.-
A day at the rifle range leaves Right now, he is looking over
one pretty tired out, but a fas- Drew Field, anid his new quar-
tidious man needn't look disor- ters at- the 408th, with interest.
derly when he comes back on to His anxious question: "Any WACs
the Base after the practice is fin- from Brooklyn?" indicates that
ished. Pfc. Robinson had combed his interest isn't entirely profes-
his hair, wiped the dust from his sional.
brogues, and donned his shirt over
his sunburn, after completing his
score. Carrier Pigeons Pick Right
Corporal Thompson had a Army But Wrong Post
reason for his bright, shining Wrong P
appearance. "Yup, I graduated FT. LEONARD WOOD, Mo.-
from radio school, just this aft- (CNS)-Three off-the-beam Sig-
ernoon. But of course I al-
ways try to maintain a well- nal Corps carrier pigeons bearing
kept-up look. Helps the mo- messages from Camp Crowder,
rale!" he said. Mo. landed here. The birds were
Being artist and armorer at the place. in the care of a former
same time keeps Pfc. Jull very pigeon racer stationed here until
busy, but he never neglects the arrangements could be made to
all-important shave and press job. send them on to Camp Crowder-
Jull, who was fogjmerly a pro- 200 miles away-by rail.
Leaves, Weddings, Bonds
Keep Finance Men Occupied
By SGT. JOSEPH FALCONER
A large part of the success which the new Victory
Bond Campaign is enoying is due to the civilians, officers
and enlisted personnel of Drew Field who are backing the
attack with the purchase of War Bonds from the Base Fi-
Purchase of these bonds are La., was announced by Lt. Col.
made daily through the Finance Nye last week.
Office. From furlough during the week:
T/3 Lawrence Rhiielow, from
The transfer of T/5 Eugene E. Washington, D. C.; T/5 Edward
Wells, formerly of officers pay Zentgraff, Washington, D. C.; Pvt.
section and T/5 Leo Brown, en-Sumner Smith, West Virginia.
listed pay section, to the Agent
Finance Office at Hattiesburg, OUT OF HOSPITAL
Miss., was announced by Lt. Col. Now that he is out of the
Nye during the latter part of last hospital, S/Sgt. Leonard Kes-
week. singer will resume the weekly
We wish them success at their jaunts to St. Pete to further his
new posts. interests with that certain
someone from Louisiana way.
FURLOUGH MEN S/Sgt. Henry Hevia, "the
On, furlough at present are: Finance Office Sinatra," is doing
-T/4-Murray Slater, visiting Bos- very well, thank you, after the
ton, T/5 Gaspar Arbisi at Rock- recent. and not too short visit by
ford, Ill.; Pfc. Frank Gantz to a certain civilian employee.
New York city. Beaming more proudly than
Appointment of 2nd Lt. Sidney ever, is M/Sgt. Alfred O. Meyer
Gould, formerly of this office, to who is now the proud father of
be class B finance officer at De a new heir who came into the
Ridder Army Air Base, De Ridder, family last Thursday.
OFFICER'S' OD blouse, size 37. Prac-
tically brand new, bought but never
worn. Will sell at a sacrifice. Call
Private E. R. Emmett, Phone 218.
TWO ELECTRIC irons.. $5 and $10.
Too high but it can't be beat. Pvt.
E. A. Freeman. D. Co., 5th S.A.W.
Trng. Bn., Barracks 5 B20, end E.
CUSHMAN HUSKEY 2-h.p. scooter
bike. Needs about $20 worth of re-
pairs. Reconditioned it is worth $125,
the first $65 cash takes it. See it at
Quartermaster Warehouse 16-C-10.
CAMERA fans att. Make an offer.
Kodak recomar 2%x314 film pack,
with ground glass focusing, dble. ext.
bellows, eye level finder, F 4:5 in
compur shutter 1 sec.-1/250 with self-
timer, in good condit. Plus two cut
film holders, and cut film dev. tank.
Really a sweet job. Write: Cpl. M.
L:pshutz, Company A, 533rd Sig. AW
PONTIAC 2-door sedan. 1935 model.
Good condition $200. Harold Levy,
Cpl., Station Hospital WAF D B-2.
1936 PONTIAC four-door sedan. Motor
in good condition. Car needs tires
therefore willing to sacrifice for $125.
Apply or phone orderly room. Pvt.
Leon Freed, 3rd Reporting Co. 501st
WAR BONDS: Best buy in world. Can
be bought at Base Finance office, or
any post office. Seller is now engaged
ih most important task ever under-
gone. Any denomination. Good return
on money and safe return of loved
BICYCLE, same as new. See Sgt. E. L.
Curley or Ph. Ext. 366. Hq. & Hq.
So. III FC.
A REAL miniature Camera, fits the
palm of your hand. Gwirette % 127.
16 pics per zoll. Schnieder Xenon F.2 in
Comn Bur. Rapid 1 sec. to 1/500. Cost $85
secoid-hand. will sell for $60 with
E. R.ase. Lt. A. T. Beauchamp. Co.
A. 571 S.A.W. Bn.
WANTED TO BUY
WANT to buy baby stroller in good
condition. Contact Lt. Hershel Mar-
cum. Phone S-5447.
WILL pay $40 to $50 for a used piano
accordion in good condition. Describe
size and make. Write to Pvt. Ed
Gerard, 720th S.A.W. Co., Drew Field.
BABY carriage, baby scale. Telephone
Lt. Hutner. 430. Drew Field.
USED "Taylor" "tot" or "baby
stroller." Call Clearwater 6630 or see
Lt. Dively, Co. B. 553rd S.A.W. Bn..
ARGUS C-3 camera, or a comparable
camera, for a sensible price. If you
need cash and not a camera, call 287
and let's dicker.
UP TO $100 cash for good "Martin" or
"Gibson" guitar. Call "Mack." Ext.
459 or S/Sgt. McLaughlin. Hq. Co..
5th SAW Trn. Bn. Kitchen No. 29.
Bid. No. 5A-22.
LOW-PRICED car for local transporta-
tion. Will' pay cash. Ph. 466. Sgt.
Herman Cohn, Hq. & Hq. Sq. III FC.
WANTED TO BUY
WANT TO BUY-Portable phonograph
or table model radio-phonograph com-
bination, good shape, reasonably
priced. Lt. Ray E. Cuinrine, TP 346
or Town H-25. 144. 743d Signal
TWO rooms, completely private. one-
alf block from Clearwater beach.
Large, comfortable home. Inquire Lt.
Hutner. Ph. 430 (Drew Field).
HOUSE WANTED-Wife of Army Of-
ficer. having 3 children, desires at-
tractive house in Bay Shore Boule-
vard Section on 8 months lease. Price
about $125 per month. Phone Drew
Field Extension 463.
THE 2nd Training Battalion is in
urgent need of old radios, tubes,
condensers, coils, or any other radio
parts, for their new radio school. Any
contributions accepted most grate-
fully. Call Lt. Adams. Ph. 326. S-3
Section. 2nd Training Battalion.
LOST AND FOUND
FOUND Lady's blue handkerchief
with initials "M. B.," found in staff
car returning from St. Petersburg.
Owner please contact Mr. Davis,
LOST Two barracks bags and a
wooden foot locker. Must find at
once, for obvious reasons. Am tired
of wearing barrel. Finder (I hope!)
please contact Pfc. Fiederick H.
Lorah, Detachment 7, 501st SAW Co.
WILL person who found yellow leather'
portfolio in Service Club Monday
night please return to Hostess Office.
Pvt. Rbt. J. Minchew, 571st Sig. A.W.
Bn. Co. "C."
LOST-Brown leather billfold, some-
where near Company "RB" of the 1st
Signal AW Training Battalion. Con-
tains money and papers of great value.
Name engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W.
Fix, Company B. 1st SAW Tng. Bn.
LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con-
taining money and valuable papers.
Finder please return to Pfc. Frank
Ortiz. Company D,. 563d Sig. AW
FOUND-Wheel, tire and tube at First
St. and B Ave. Owner may recover
same by identifying at MP Hqs.
8th and E Sts.
LOST Set of expensive all-white
drums (Swingerland make). Were last
seen in Company area of the 569th
SAW Bn.. 2nd Reporting Company
supply room, corner of "J" and East
1st St. Are no longer there, since
569th has moved. Pvt. John Driscoll.
Det. 27. SAW.
LOST-Prescription sun glasses, lost on
Drew Field. Address on case, E. 59th
Street, New York City. If found, please
return to Pvt. J. Harmon, Army
Emergency Relief, Hos. Annex Bldg..
8th and B.
WANTED MAID SERVANT to do
general housework, take care of baby.
Work mornings, 6 days a week. Call
Mrs. George T. Bird, Tampa,
WANTED Projectionists, cashiers,
ticket takers, ushers, and janitors for
off-duty time. Good pay. See Lt. May
at Theater No. 3.
CALLING all radio hams. Would like
a call from all hams at Drew for'qst.
mag. Will also act as information for
suggestions relative to forming a
Drew Ham club, or holding a Ham-
fest. W9 D PU. T/Sgt. William J.
Kiewel. Org 314th Base Hqs. & AB
Sq. Bks. 211.
VISITING parents, sweethearts, and
wives receive comfortable hospitality
at the Drew Field Guest House. At-
tractive rooms for 75c per day. Contact
Miss Leland or Miss Nicks. Ph. 897,
at the Enlisted Men s Service Club.
SPEND your off-duty hours enjoying
the fresh air and green grass of Drew
Field's beauty-spot, the new golf
course .. And do your part to help
keep it beautiful at the same time.
It's your course .. Won't you help
with the work of finishing it? All
volunteers contact Lt. E. G. Metcalf
at the golf course.
MENDING to be done? Insignia to be
sewed, on? Bring your mending to
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each
Tuesday morning. The Officers' Wives
Sewing Club will do your mending and
sewing for you free of charge.
GIFTS wrapped free of charge for
Service Men. YTTCA USO. 214 N.
Boulevard; YWCA USO. 607 Twiggs:
Christian Service Center, corner of
Tampa and Tyler.
HOUSE SERVANT WANTED-Wife of
Army officer, having' three children
and living in Bay Shore Blvd. sec-
tion, wants woman as house servant.
Hours. 1 p.m. through the evening
with one day off each week. Pay
fourteen dollars ($14) per week. Per-
sons interested telephone Drew Field
NEW Universal 23.-yd. surf 'reel and
rod with line for iny type,firearm in
good condition, va'ue $25. Major Ina-
binet, 407th F.G. Gp. Phone 427.
MY wife driving here from Shreveport,
Louisiana. about Oct. 15. Could bring
two (2) lady passengers at very rea-
sonable price Write or see Pvt. E. A.
Freeman, D. Co. 5th S.A.W. Trng. Bn.
WANTED-To pool cars. St. Pete to
Drew. Hours: 7:30 to 5. Call 862 or
56-014 in St. Pete. Lt. V. C. Willitt.
756 SAW Co.
TEXAS are you going there?
Would like a ride for wife and self
between Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. TEXAS
S. Would you like to have your car
driven back to thb Lone Star State
for you? CALL THrbert V. Herbert,
Flight section. 314th Base Hqs. and
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE -
FREE W ANT AD Classifiations
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY 0 WANTED TO BUY
PERSONNEL IN SWAPSs
DREW FIELD ECHOES GIVE-AWAYS
0 LOST AND FOUND
BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B" 0 MISCELLANEOUS
Ad Classification ............................
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
Carton of Smokes Won by 10 Grid Entrants
DUKE WILL OUT VAL
C.c PRE-FLIGHT ~~ ~ LL~ 760
Of 552 SAW Bn.
By PVT. GEORGE OSCHMAN
Station S. A. W. broadcast-
ing on 552 kilocycles, the
mighty little P. A. Station, is
re-broadcasting the Notre
Dame-Pitt game throughout
the area about 10th and K
Streets this afternoon... an-
other feature or special serv-
The big Green from South
Bend really has been playing
football couple of guys in
Battalion Headquarters are out
some "small change" should
Notre Dame continue to pile up
touchdowns kind of like to
hear the Notre Dame "Victory
March" and brother we're
hearing it this afternoon-Gorm-
ley and Becher are among the
boy& about to hand out some
dough on two-to-one, and sucker
Clyde Campbell, well known
as the Chaplain's Assistant, had a
picnic on the rifle range .the
past few days. Clyde obligingly
fired on both targets on either
side of him we also heard
that during his turn in'the pits,
Clyde punched holes through the
target. "Buck" Campbell quali
fies as an OK guy amongst us all
. quite a live wire and oft'
PLENTY OF SMOKES HERE an
ter H. Miller of the 314th. Mi
Pick contest and won one of
above. Other winners receive
football coupon on this page.
DREW FOOTBALL LEAGUE 800 GIs Attend
SETS DATE FOR TEAMSit On
Several organizations already have made plans for theFig t S; O ly
formation of touch football leagues, Lieut. Lafrence Stang-
ler, assistant Base physical training officer, announced to-One Knw n
day. Deadline for organization One Knockdown
of leagues is Oct. 10. rf
The Medical Detachment has Eight hundred men turned out
arranged for a six-team league, B Wfor the Fifth Training Battalion's
under the direction of Lt. Blake. regular bi-monthly boxing show
Other outfits which have drawn at Recreation Hall 3 Tuesday night
up plans for leagues are the 314th as GI fighters from Drew Field
BH and AB Sq.-and the 1873d fought among themselves to make
Engineers. Camp DeSoto was ex- up for the absence of a team
pected to have several leagues. from Bradenton.
Stangler said the winner in / Best bout on the program found
each league will be placed in a Pvt. Ed Gaeslin. 501st SAW Reg-
Base league to determine the /iment from Tuscaloosa, Ala., bat-
Drew Field champion. A trophy _' tling to a furious decision over
will be presented the winning Cpl. Bob Stephan, 552nd, Buffalo,
team. N. Y. Both fought at 150 pounds.
Copies of rules under which The two tall soldiers plugged
league games must be played are\ away for three vicious rounds and
available at the Base physical had the crowd on its feet most
training office, located in the of the time.
Special Service building, Eighth S J of the 570th
street, between A and B avenues. .. om Brooklyn, scored the only
For additional information, con- clean knockdown of the evening
tact Stangler in person or by tele- when e ad Sgt Herbert Endres
phone. The number is 429. when he had Sgt. Herbert Endres
Sof Madison, Wis., on the cahvas.
SThe sergeant couldn't put his op-
Army Upsets Gal's Plans t A ponent to sleep, however. Both
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N. J.- h AW O fought at 165 pounds.
(CNS)-The Army has upset the Other results:
plans of Eleanor Csupor. She was Harry haffin, 9th F. C., Logan.
th bn rd e. Va., decisioned Pfc. Williaun Mat-
to have been married the other tingly, 9th F. C.., Louisville, Ky.,
day but on the eve of the wed- 1:30 pounds.
ding the bridegroom, Pvt. Charles Pvt. Augustine Vevish, 9th F. C.,
J. Trinka, had his furlough can- West Warkick, R. I., ought to a
draw with Pvt. Gas Lobello, 9th F. C.,
celed and two of the ushers were i ll Sracuse. 140 pounds.
drafted. Pvt. Ray Na.varro, 473rd Bn., San
Francisco, decisioned Cpl. Donald
Panec, 55nd, Clicageo. 135 pounds.
Pvt. Ollie Hightower, 5th Training
The officers' softball team of Battalion, Clarksville, Ark., decisioned
Pfc. Milton Donals, 5th Training Bat-
f the 5th Training Bn. outslugged (a.lion, Los Angeles. 140 pounds.
Col. Le Fevre's 551st Bn., 6-3,
Saturday. i e
S. Playing second base, the col- D reW igeon
I onel batted in the cleanup po-
Ssition, but didn't clean up. He
struck out on two trips to the
platter. But the colonel's bril- W In fR c
Om liant fielding compensated for his
lack of power at bat. He was re- Two birds from the Drew Field
Ssponsible for two double plays Pigeon Section grabbed first
and four putouts. places in a pair of races in the
^ The 5th's sluggers played er- Tampa area Sunday.
'i' rorless ball. Pitcher Cannallon A pigeon from the Drew loft
.I.. allowed three hits, three bases on won the first race of the Tampa
balls, and fanned four batters. Racing Pigeon Club with G. P.
riiy:. The best "Home Run" McDavid Williamson's bird second, and a
could do with the bat was a triple racer from MacDill Field third.
I and single. Catcher Martone had In the first race of the season
S a good day, tagging out three for the Tampa Homing Pigeon
runners at the plate. Club a bird owned by Cpl. H. C.
l i__ Home of the Drew loft grabbed
first place by flying from Ocala
Meanwhile, the 5th was fol- to Tampa in one hour and 50
lowing a well-rounded .athletic minutes. The distance is 100
S "'" I program. Volleyball and softball miles. A MacDill bird flew third.
leagues have been started, with The club will hold a 150-mile
i every section represented. In therace next Sunday from Starke,
volleyball competition the S-1 Fla., to Tampa.
team is managed by Lieut. George
Hockrein, S-2 by Lieut Ricks, S-3 Old >Compalll; Hat
by Capt. Bill Rettger, S-4 by Old 'Campaign Hats
'si .V SS SLieut. Phillips, Medical by Capt. Protect Soldlers From Rain
Van Tiborn, inspectors section by
Capt. McCall. NISKA, Alaska.-(CNS)--The
In the softball league S-1 is Army has saved many "cam-
nd the smile is from Sgt. Ches- captained by Lieut. Frank Miller, paign" hats from World War I for
iler placed first in the Pigskin S-2 by Lieut. Musumec, S-3 by a rainy day. And that's just what
the 10 cartons of cigarettes Lieut. Needham, S-4 by Lieut. they are used for here. Troops
d the remai r. Sy Bates; processing section by in water-soaked Alaskan and
ad the emainder. Story and Lieut. Farnham. and Hqs. Corn- Aleutian posts wear them when
pany by Lieut. Williams. it rains.
Picked by Yogi
Sgt. Chester H. Miller of
the 314th and nine other
Drew soldiers yesterday
puffed from cartons of cig-
arettes awarded them in the
first week of the Echoes' foot-
ball contest, while Yogi went
down a notch in mysticism.
Yogi faithfully measured
the amount of rain falling on
Drew each 60 seconds, and sub-
tracting five gallons, added the
number of soldiers on sick call,
and divided by the number of gigs
received each week.
"I was robbed," Yogi snarled.
"Just wait till this week-end. I'm
going to divide by seven gallons."
His guesses last week were close
and he didn't pick a loser. How-
ever, the 10 soldiers outpointed
him with superior scores. A total
of 129 men entered last week's
Here are the winners: Sgt.
Miller; Cpl. Monroe Marks, Det.
Medical Dept., Cadre No. 7; Pfc.
John H. Lawrence, 566th SAW,
Co. D; S/Sgt. James Garrett,
Hqs. Plot Co., 564th SAW; Pvt.
Ed Wisniewski, 3d Rept. Co.,
552 SAW; Cpl. J. Pinggera, Co.
B, 570th SAW; Pfc. Irving Mut-
nick, 2d Rept. Co., 569th SAW;
Pfc. 0. W. Piette, 739th SAW;
T/4 Ralph T. Knight, Ist Dem-
ontsration Co., 6t hSAW, and
Cpl. Norm Jones, Base Admin-
istrati've Inspector's Office.
There was one setback for all
contestants. Oregon and Texas
were listed by Yogi but it was
announced later that Oregon had
canceled all games for the year.
Winners were adjudged from the
nine games played.
HARD TO SELECT
This week-end, 10 tough games
are listed for your consumption.
A carton of cigarettes will again
be awarded each of the 10 win-
ners. Letters must be postmarked
before 2 p.m. Saturday.
Georgia Tech and Notre Dame
will lock mighty shoulders Sat-
urday in one of the outstanding
intersectional games of the sea-
son. The Fighting Irish ran their
backfield ceaselessly across the
Pittsburgh goal line, leaving the
Panthers scoreless to their 41
Tech coasted to an impressive
victory against North Carolina,
20-7. Yogi, still determined,
predicts Notre Dame to take
Duke plays North Carolina
Navy Pre-Flight in another
rough clash open at both ends
for glass balls and witches brew.
Yogi vows that Duke will come
out on top, 13-6.
HERE THEY ARE
Yogi clans he once fought with
the Trojans in Southern Califor-
nia, so he's listing USC over Cal-
Other Yogi predictions, for this
Green Bay 20, Chicago Cards
14; Chicago Bears 13, Detroit 28;
Georgia 7, Tennessee 6; Iowa 0,
Wisconsin 20; Pennsylvania 13,
Fill in the coupon and be one
of the 10 soldiers who will re-
ceive a carton of cigarettes for
guessing more closely the winning
teams and scores. S'up to you.
TO: Contest Editor, The
Echoes, Base S. S. Office, 8th
and B Avenue.
Here are my scores for the
Green Bay. .. Chi. Cards
Chi. Bears.... Detroit ....
Ga. Tech...... Notre Dame ..
N. C. Navy
Duke ........ P-Flight ...
Georgia ..... Tennessee
Iowa ........ Wisconsin ..
Minn ........ Nebraska .....
Penn. ....... Yale.........
So. Cal. ..... Cal.. .........
Army ....... Colgate .......
Name, Rank, P.O. ............
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943
By T/5 JACOB WEIDENBAUM
The 588th is very proud of' the fact that it is the
current Obstacle Course champion of AWUTC. The team,
representing Company A of our battalion, was the first to
run the course and they set such a pace that no other team
in AWUTC was able to match it.
The members of the winning combination are
Sgt. Howard D. Stitt, Sgt. Harold
C. Petzold, Sgt. Homer C. Hen- scious, I will abide by my theme
derson and Cpl. Weber J. White. song that the readers like to know
The Obstacle course is new; it where the men come from.
is about one-quarter of a mile Therefore, I have listed the
long and has about 20 obstacles, chosen by home community and
Dressed in fatigues and G. I. state in alphabetical order.
shoes, our team ran the course in Their present grades are as
two minutes, 28 seconds, follows:
Other teams were permitted
to compete in gym shorts and
track shoes but in spite of the
lighter clothing, could not catch
up with our men. We are con-
fident that if the team changes
from G. I. shoes to track shoes,
they will run the course in
practically nothing flat.
Sergeant Petzold came into the
Army from Garfield, N. J.; Sgt.
Homer C. Henderson from Au-
brey, Tex.; Sgt. Stitt from Ar-
cadia, Cal.; and last, but defi-
nitely not least, Cpl. Weber J.
White from Amesville, 0.
Again, the big news event of'
the week after the championship
news, is PROMOTIONS. Since
the Army is very much state con-
CALIFORNIA: Sgt. 'Edward L.
Such, Los Angeles; T/5 Leon A.
Dougherty, Los Angeles; T/5 Ken-
neth A. Staniford, Berkeley; T/5
Rudolph J. Schmidt, Chowchilla.
FLORIDA: T/5 Ernest Thomas,
-ILLINOIS: T/S Robert W. Pet-
rolle, Oak Park.
KANSAS: Sgt. Gordon L. Smith,
MAINE: T/4 Donald H. Leigh-
MARYLAND: T/4 James W.
MICHIGAN: T/5 John P. Thom-
son, Garden City.
MISSOURI: T/5 Charles F. Kow-
ens, Peach Orchard.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: T/5 John F.
Talty Jr., Manchester.
NEW JERSEY: T/SGt. Richard
E. Amsih, Newark.
NEW YORK: T/5 Edward L.
Corrow, Clinton; T/5 Jacob Weiden-
baum, Bronx; T/5 Robert H. Gold-
smith, New York. city.
OHIO: S/Sgt. Charles E. Bland,
OKLAHOMA: T/Sgt. James C.
Ballantine, Oklahoma City; T/5
Harl Ferguson, Park Hill.
PENNSYLVANIA: T/4 Francis
P. Getz, Philadelphia; T/4 Hubert
McGrath, Pittsburgh; Cpl. John J.
WiXlliams fiantonn: T/5 JTame F.
(Continued from Page 1) Plaisted Upper Darby.
VIRGINIA: T/4 Bruce H. Gen-
enlisted men to invest every tT/5 James D. Barbee,
nickel they can spare in War Clarksville; T/5 Tiofilo Rangel,
Bonds today-pay day. Stockdale.
WISCONSIN: T/5 Ralph F. Hou-
The Fifth Training Battalion fek, Appleton.
planned today to import Tampa The entire battalion has been
girls to boost War Bond sales kept busy with instructions in
among officers and enlisted men. the use of the carbine. The in-
Show girls' from Tampa night struction is given on Sunday (of
clubs, and waitresses, office course, we don't mind) and the
workers and salesgirls from Tam- actual shooting on the range is
pa hotels and department stores done during the week. Since the
were scheduled to canvass Fifth regular duties of the battalion
Training Battalion outfits be- cannot be relaxed, everyone has
tween 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. been amply occupied.
today, Lt. Samuel Mardian, as- I will close'with the news that
sistant adjutant, announced. Sgt. Smith at Headquarters and
TOTALS GIVEN Headquarters company is doing a
fine job as acting first sergeant
Drew Field civilians have in- le F/Sgt. Nemeth is on fur-
vested a cash total of $20,900 in lough.
bonds. They have pledged well
over $40,000. In addition, many
have signed up for regular Class Pay Me' Slogan
A payroll reservations.
An unsung group of War Bond Of 498 Lende
heroes are the salvage and re- T L n er
clamation department workers of
the Base Quartermaster. Lt. J. To Men Leaving
F. Kiernan, salvage officer; an-
nounced that every one of the
department's 61 workers had Most men around the 498th
signed up for bonds on the second have been in the service long
day of the drive. Ihiese workers,
he pointed out, are ungraded enough to take new faces in
Civil Service employes and are stride and bid old friends
in the lowest wage bracket, good-bye without too much
Meanwhile, the 26th Sub- heartbreak.
Depot workers put on a last- The turnover-in personnel
minute spurt to help the cam-
paign. Marion Ward, in charge means that men with hard
of War Bond sales, reported cash loaned out are searching
$700 in cash was invested in the shipping lists and tearing
the securities in the last week. their hair.
Probably the largest single War Our private board of military
Bond purchase by an individual, strategists has all the data in
this week wasmade by Angier hand, however. M/Sgt. Donehoo
Wills, civilian rationing officer. can even tell you the day we
Nine months ago Wills built a can all go home.
strong wooden bank: Since then, The transients have com-
.he, his wife, daughter, Betty mented pretty thoroughly on
Belle, 16, and son, Silas, 15, have the food, the week's tour of
put into the bank all spare guard, the amazing frequency
pennies, dimes, and bills, of K.P., and that certain ser-
geant, whom they strongly
STAUNCH BUYER suspect of conducting human
"The cost of everything that sacrifices in the light of the
we did not absolutely need was full moon.
put into the bank," said Wills, They now seem resigned to
who has invested $4,100 in bonds fate, and are co-operating in fine
since Pearl Harbor. spirit.
When he broke open the bank Among the veteran personnel,
Tuesday, out poured two $50 bills, life takes on a brighter side. Pfc.
a couple of 20's, several 10's, sev- Van Houten returned from fur-
eral singles, $70 in dimes and 64 lough without his wife, and de-
cents in pennies. The bank's clares that he won't bring her
total cache was $238.64. Wills down until such time as the well
added $5.11 to'the amount, then known squadron wolves can
invested in $325 worth of bonds. learn to be gentlemen wolves.
Wills said that all but one of 33 Corporal Kenney is seriously con-
workers in the civilian personnel sidering taking over Corporal of
office have signed up for bonds, the Guard as a permanent, thing.
Girl of the Week
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PEARL FOSTER IS THE DAINTY morsel of femininity the bearded editors have selected this
edition. An employee of the Post Engineer's Office, Pearl was caught by a GI photographer as
she was about to go boating on a lake near Tarpon Springs. A staunch admirer of the "Ad-
vice to The Yardbirds" column, Pearl has promised to meet Pete Peterson at Silly Solly's
next week and to bring with her his fee.