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VOL. 2, NO. 31 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA OCTOBER 7, 1943
Grid Men Sought
By PVT. PETE PETERSON
Listen, you AWUTC soldiers: How would you like to
play REGULAR football?
We don't mean touch football-we mean the regular
brand where you can block and tackle and keep on going
if that big, bruising tackle only sideswipes you.
Well, plans are under way in the AWUTC physical
training department to get at least two teams going. This
Is all problematical as to whether uniforms can be gotten
(and if the boys want to play. Efforts are now being made
to get uniforms and the next
thing, naturally, is to get the boys
to turn out.
Capt. J. Van Sistine, AWUTC
senior physical training officer,
requests all soldiers who would
like to come out for football to .
turn in their names at their .
orderly rooms. Capt. Van Sistine
points out that the contemplated
football program will in no way
interfere with the regular soldier
He does not care whether the .:.. ,
prospective candidates have -. ,
played sandlot, high school, col- .
lege or professional football. He ,
adds that among well condi-
tioned soldiers there ae many Z,
men who, with a little coaching, .
can make good football players :.
despite their lack of grid train- .
ing in civil life.
It is planned to start out with CPL. BUSTER MOTT cuts
two teams, to be called the CL M
"North" and "South," and arrange capers while waiting to take
a game between them. Coaching up coaching duties for one
one of the teams will be Cpl. Bus- f the AWUTC football
ter Mott, former Georgia U., of the AWUC f
(Continued on Page 16) teams.
COMING AT YOU is a grenade that is fired from a rifle
through means of a special attachment. Technician fifth
grade Lawrence Bresser props rifle butt against side of
emplacement, which absorbs kick better than a man's
shoulder. Bresser was among first to fire on new ba-
zooka and grenade range opened last week.
The new, 260-yard range, re-
ceived its baptism of fire by a range officer, were present for
group of men firing grenades from the firing of the first grenade.
rifles. Men found that a rifle-firing
Maj. W. J. Fleming, Base S-3 grenade had a big kick. While
officer, under whom Drew Field's they may have had trouble with
ranges here, at Indian Rocks and sore shoulders, most of-them had
at St. Petersburg are operated, little difficulty with planting
and Capt. H. C. Coward, Base grenades accurately.
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EXPLAINING NEW DREW FIELD fire fighting equipment
to Col. Melvin B. Asp, Air Base Area commander, is Fire
Chief Frank Joseph. The review was part of Drew Field's
observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Left to
right are Capt. R. W. Godfrey, Base Fire Marshal, Col.
Asp, Lieut. Robert Earle, of Base Special Service office,
NEW $1.50 A MONTH
LAUNDRY TAKES OVER
Thirty pieces of laundry a week THREE-DAY
SERVICE a maximum monthly expense of only $1.50
. uniforms laundered and pressed so that they can be
worn with pride and a feeling of being well-dressed.
Sounds too fantastic too out of this world?
Well, it's not. It's true. The
laundry situation-long a big a man will save approximately
headache and big expense for $5 a month by using the laundry.
Drew Field soldiers-is being PROMPT ADJUSTMENTS
solved with the aid of the Mac- Laundry must be sent through
organization supply rooms and
Dill Field GI laundry, must be in a barracks bag. The
ALL ELIGIBLE barracks bag is laundered free.
Starting this week, MacDill's All claims of loss will be
promptly adjusted, Mr. Burleson
vast, up-to-the-minute laundry, said, and when items have been
will do work for members of 14 determined' as lost a new issue
Drew Field outfits. Other organ- will be made through the Quar-
izations will be added to the list
until the service is available to
every Drew Field man, according
to Warrant Officer George Burle-
son, Drew laundry officer. The
service is also available to WACs.
A soldier may send up to 30
pieces of laundry a week, with a
pair of socks counting as a single
piece. He will pay a flat $1.50
a month, which will be. deducted
from his pay. The GI service is
voluntary. Soldiers do not have
to take it. Mr. Burleson estimated
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.
Clothes should be left at
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock
each Tuesday morning.
BUTTON LIP, S-2 SAYS
Safeguarding military information is often the
difference between being a fighting man or pushing
up the daisies, and Major General Dawson Olmstead,
former Chief Signal Officer, warned soldiers this
week of the great importance of "buttoning" all lips.
AWUTC's S-2 joined in the advice, pointing out
that talk of troop movements or any information per-
taining to military business is strictly out for the du-
Following is Major General Olmstead's statement
which was the foreword to a pamphlet on Safe-
guarding Military Information:
"You are a cog in the wheel that must rotate
militantly in the entire war effort. Your Country
has armed you with one of its most adequate weap-
ons, namely, TRUST. The most effective use of that
weapon is through SAFEGUARDING MILITARY
"A fundamental stratagem of war is to learn
from the enemy that which he will not disclose, and,
in turn, to conceal from him that which he desires
to learn. It is not an exaggeration that the revelation
of a single item of secret material, possibly one re-
garded as merely casual or routine, might well result
in a death-dealing assault upon the United Nations."
A burning plane demon-
stration-with Drew Field
fire fighters set to show their
prowess in smothering the
flames-will climax National
Fire Prevention Week here
tomorrow at 2 p.m.
The demonstration will
take place on the airfield, due
south of the control tower.
Several hundred soldiers,
plus many civil authorities,
are expected to attend.
Soldiers all over the field have
witnessed the demonstrations and
heard lectures this week by Capt.
R. W. Godfrey, Base Fire Marshal,
and Fire Chief Frank Joseph.
The demonstrations included
three types of fires which were
ignited by the firemen, and then
put out by soldiers from the
Wood, paper, and rubbish fires
were effectively curbed with wa-
ter, while electrical, gasoline, and
oil fires were extinguished with
the latest types of chemical fluids,
including carbon tetrachloride
(soda and acid),. carbon dioxide,
and the fog nozzle.
Today, tomorrow and Satur-
day the Drew fire department
will continue its exhibitions of
putting out fires, with demon-
strations slated for all parts of
the field. The real .climax,
however, will take place to-
morrow with the burning plane
Drew's fire department is one
of the most efficient in the coun-
try, and has a record of losing
only $2,000 worth of equipment
in Drew fires in the past 18
In connection with the Quarter-
master Corps and the Army Air
Forces, Drew's fire fighters have
developed new equipment, includ-
ing a new way to fight fuel fires.
Newest thing-and not com-
pletely finished-is a crash alarm
system developed for the air base,
which completely 'eliminates the
human element. Colonel Melvin
B. Asp, Air Base Area com-
mander, will press the first but-
ton to inaugurate the new system
The base commanding officer
has asked city and county fire
departments to have men on
hand to watch the burning
plane demonstration, and the
commanders of Drew's many
organizations also have been
urged to have their men pres-
"Who knows but what the men
of Drew have learned this week
will come in handy in the im-
mediate future when fires break
out?" Captain Godfrey said yes-
terday. "If they have payed
close attention to the use of fire
extinguishers their chance may
soon come to save the government
many thousands of dollars."
Remaining schedule of Drew
Field fire demonstrations:
10 A.M.-Base Hq. Area, Avenue B.
between Sixth and Eighth
2 P.M.-P a r ad e Grounds, s2EU
10 A.M.-Hospital ball park area,
Avenue B at east gate.
2 P.M.-South of control tower on
air field. Plane crash fire
10 A.M.-Block 12C, rear of 144h
S P.M.-Base hospital ball park.
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
PRESENT AWUTC COMMANDING GENERAL greets Col.
Richard Gimbel, first commanding officer of the Signal
Corps organization. After his meeting with Brigadier
General Stephen H. Sherrill, Colonel Gimbel addressed offi-
cers on his.experiences with U. S. Air Force in England,
including a bombing mission over the Ruhr.
On Brief Visit
Colonel Richard Gimbel, first commander of the
AWUTC, returned on a brief visit today after eight months
of service with the 8th Air Force in England.
Colonel Gimbel was serving on the 3rd Air Force staff
of Major Genoral Walter H. Frank
when he was given command of tie fighters and flak for a con-
the infant AWUTC in December, siderable distance.
1941. He remained in command "After a while-a terribly long
of WUTC until June, 1942, when while it seems-your own fight-
he became Base Inspector on the ers appear to. escort you back.
staff of Colonel Melvin B.. Asp. Several hundred Spitfires! Boy,
After brief service in this posi- what a welcome sight. When
tion, he went to England as per- those Spitfires show. up, the war's
sonnel staff officer of the 8th all over."
Air Force Service Command un-
der General Frank. HOW IT HAPPENED
Whe~r General Frank returned Recalling how he happened to
to the United States to head the become C. O. AWUTC, Colonel
vast Air Service Command, he Gimbel said: "I had just made
brought Colonel Gimbel with him an inspection of Sign:l Corps
as his "office manager," to handle units being organized at Drew
thu hundreds of thousands of Field, and was making my report
civil employes of the Command. to General Frank
He is now stationed at Dayton, O. In the middle of the report,
G '^i ^ -
Colonel Gimb l spoke briefly
of his experiences overseas- to a
gathering of staff officers at Drew
He said that American head-
quarters installations in England
are.very much like they are here
-"same type of buildings, same
kind of people, same activity-
but when operations start, that's
"For instance, when the word
goes round that 'they're loading
bombs,' everybody knows that
a mission is coming up. It may
not come that day. In fact, it
may be several days away. But -
your heart beats a little faster
all the time," Colonel Kimbel
"Then when you sit down to
breakfast one morning with sev-
eral hundred officers, many of
whom you know, you begin to
think, 'Well, some won't come
back. 'I wonder who?'"
SPITFIRES SAVE YOU
"I went along as an observer
on a bombing mirsion over the
Ruhr. When you get over France,
the flak starts, and then the fight-
ers come. After a while the fight-
ing decreases and you get a little
rest. Then as you approach the
target, it gets hotter than ever."
'"Yoi see some of your planes
begin to drop out. It gives you
a funny feeling in the stomach
tr see one of your own planes
on fire. When the plane on your
right and then the one on your
left are taken, you begin to
feel awfully lonesome up there.
"You are over the target only
a minute or two, .but they are
minutes of hell. The start is a
great relief, you still have to bat-
lleneral Franki said, 'Glimbel,
don't tell me what's wrong. You
go out there and fix it. You
are it.' That's how I became
Comparing the present'size
and scope of AWUTC activities
with what it was when he took
command in December, 1941,
Colonel Gimbel brought out a
little of the off-the-record back-
ground of this young addition
to the Army Air Forces.'
"We started out on a corner
of Drew Field and we spread
like wildfire. We had prac-
tically no equipment, practical-'
ly no instructors, and worst of
all, we didn't even have the
authority to procure any.
"Don't ask me how we did it,"
the colonel said. "General Frank
told us to do it, and we did it.
There wasn't much time in those
da:rs for too many questions."
Before entering the Air Corps,
Colonel Gimbel headed the Phila-
de'phia department store of Gim-
bel Brothers. An ardent air en-
thusiast and pilot in civil life,
he holds a Service Pilot's rating.
Air Corps Cui
New streamlined action on
applications for .Aviation Ca-
det training was announced
yesterday by Captain Wil-
liam Hench; Base Schools of-
The Drew board, which
considers transfer to cadet
status, now has the power to
act at once, without weeks of
delay in sending papers to higher
channels for approval.
Boiled down, this means that
Now Eligible For
Officers in the Air Corps,
previously over-age for fly-
ing duty, can now apply for
posts as bombardiers, navi-
gation, or flexible gunnery,
it was announced yesterday
by Capt. William Hench,
Base Schools Officer.
UP TO 49
Bombardier training is open to
officers from 27 to 49 years old.
In order to be accepted, you must
come up to the physical standards
listed on WD AGO form number
64, change one. Mathematics
majors with college degrees, .as
well as a thorough background in
instructional procedure, will re-
ceive first consideration.
Instruction in navigation is
right around the corner, if you are
healthy. You must have a degree
in astronomy or mathematics, and
a good knowledge of instructional
If you would learn about flex-
ible gunnery, check your physical
requirements with those con-
tained in AR 40-110, change I or
change II. A high school diploma,
plus a thorough working knowl-
edge of firearms and instructional
procedure, will put your applica-
tion near the top of the pile.
Your application must pass
through your commanding "officer
to the Commanding General,
Army Air Forces, attention of the
Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Per-
sonnel, Washington, D. C.
It's Tough Signing Name,
314th Scribe Declares
By SGT. H. B. BURLESON
Having enjoyed 10 days at Lake Lure, your 314th
reporter is back on the job with more power than er.
A word of advice to all of you who may in the futu b
lucky enough to get up that way, I would suggest that some
winter clothing and mountain
climbing equipment be included seat of "Meatball" Kennemer, who
in your suitcase. is due to take off shortly for
Swimming suits can be left at Kaydet training.
home for the rest of the winter Warning! Be careful Cadet
unless you are one of those rugged Ciepela! You are taking your
individuals who enjoy freezing to Preflight on that GI bicycle too
death' in icey mountain stream lightly. Maybe you can get some-
water. The place is very nice, thing at the PX to relieve you of
fellows, except for one hitch: you your worries.
have to sign your name once a Four of the greatest men of the,
day. Believe me, that is tough. 314th are now enjoying them-
MONEY BAGS selves at the Third Air Force Rest
Center. They are: Sgt. Russ?
The latest rumor has it that Cpl. Seltenright, S/Sgt. William Mili
Earl (Barrelhouse) Reddy- has Sgt William Dillon and Cpl. B-
been elevated to the position of Cohen. Without them, we will
Financial Whiz in the Orderly have to stop production. Probably
Room on recommendation of his we will have to send them tele-
buddy, Kid Winter. grams to return so the 314th can
Congratulations are in order for be on active status again.
Lieutenant Carson, who was re-
cently ordered to change his gold Having recently return ed
bar for a silver one. from a convalescence furlough,
f G G t Sgt. F. L. Griffith tells of sub-
Pfc. George Grieco, the zero weather in Canton, 0.
Brooklyn kid, has returned with When he left, everything here
that far away look in his eyes, was about to float away with
Can it be love? or is it Brook- all the summer rain; when he
lyn? Take it from there, Grieco. returned, everything was float-
While going through the pay ing away with the heat.
line last 30 September, it was
noticed that Sgt. Berry had the A warm welcome is extended
dice in his hand even before he to First Lt. Paul Hudson, who is
collected his pay. now the Supply Officer of the
It gives the lower ranking EM
of the organization quite a boost PLANE KILLS CHAPLAIN
to see our top kick down on all NEW GUINEA-(CNS)---Capt.
fours during the physical training Keith B. Munro, an Army chap-
progrom now getting under way. lain, was killed while conduct-
Good work, Pvt. Duncan, shall we ing services here when a dis-
expect more of this treatment? abled Jap bomber crashed into
The "Gladwyn Gladiator,' Sgt. his iinprovised chapel after being
Herbert, is now subbing in the attacked.
Chapel Hour Packs 'Em in
FLYING FINGERS ON THE ORGAN!-Cpl.; CHAPEL HOUR'S MUSICAL DIRECTOR!-
Adrian Mikesell, former NBC radio artist, Cpl. Arnold Felton, former concert artist, is
has proved a sensation on the Sunday eve-' the musical director of the increasingly
g na. Ho d R f o w popular Sunday evening Chapel Hour. He
ning Chapel Hour. He formerly was the has several nationally known artists to
staff organist at Hollywood's Radio City. choose from on the weekly entertainment.
Next week's Sunday Evening Chapel Hour, under the
direction of Chaplain A. W. Gruhn, senior AWUTC chap-
lain, will feature Miss Donna McLeod, popular and beau-
tiful St. Petersburg soprano.
In a repeat performance, Cpl. Adrian Mikesell, former
radio organist, will again set his
flying fingers to the keyboard to Then there is Cpl. Samuel Gru-
thrill the boys wi'h his classics zin, former concert master with
.arp ligh, classics. Another per- the Baltimore Civic Symphony,
former who is being brought back who brought down the house last
by popular demand is Cpl. Llam- Sunday with his violin rendition
bi Turtulli, former Metropolitan, of "Brahm's Fifth Hungarian
Chicago Civic and San Carlo Dance."
Opera star. Another hit performer who
CREATES YEN might make a repeat appearance
Cpl. Turtulli is slowly irLitiat- next Sunday is Pfc. Bunnie Cas-
sel', a WAC newspaper reporter
in the uninitiated to the classics, who read poems, of all things, and
went over with a bang. The boys
T want Bunnie to come back and
S TIcape read some of her original poems.
soldiers seeking transfer can be Beside the individual talent
accepted within a few days after there will be the all-male chorus
applying, should they meet the and the quartet. Also the Chapel
board's approval, it was explained String Ensemble has prepared a
by officials, complete program of their own.
Previously, numerous individ- Last Sunday the all-girl WAC
uals had been approved by the chorus sang several numbers and
board and were awaiting okehs arrangements are being made to
from the Fourth Service Com- bring them back.
mand when they were.alerted and Cpl. Arnold Felton, soloist and
papers automatically canceled, producer, is the musical director
Transfers of men are possible of the program and he said that
within 48 hours after their ac- last Sunday's turnout was the
ceptance. Soldiers will be clas- largest since the program's in-
sified Air Corps, unassigned, un- ception. The time is 8:30 p.m.,
til actual training, the location is Chapel 3.
FEATURED SINGER ON
Donna McLeod, radio ar-
tist from St. Petersburg, will
lend her fine soprano voice
for the soldiers next Sunday
at Chapel No. 3. She will
appear through the cour-
tesy of the Civilian Defense,
Council. Program starts at
Your Son in AWUTC
HELLO OUT THERE-That boy of yours has been doing pretty well for himself here at
Drew Field. Now he's out in the field putting in practice his Army schooling. He still
uses his training manuals to review his formulas and equations, but you can bet he's
doing all right at the tough job the Army has assigned him, the development of all around
proficiency as a soldier while mastering a highly technical skill. What his daytime duties
are is not a newspaper story, so we went out to the 555th Battalion one evening after
chow to tell you in pictures just how your son is getting along.
SWAMPWATER TELEPHONE CO. does the same job for your boy that the phone people
do for you. There's a slight difference, though. These men will repair lines under fire
when the enemy cuts them. And they don't send out monthly bills. Left to right "are
M/Sgt. Gardinier of Boston; Sgt. Valley of New York City; T/5 Gomez of Tampa,
S/Sgt. Evans of Saginaw, Mich., and Sgt. Lloyd Webb of Ellis, Kan.
MAJOR GIBBONS, 555th Co., washes out tomorrow's uni-
form. No excuse for letting down on appearance in the field'
when the commanding officer manages without laundry
PVT. J. J. FOX of New York
City gets off a letter to his
family. Pvt. Fox has added
a few pounds in the field
and now realizes the impor-
tance in combat of the the-
ories learned in the Army
TIREDEST FIVE FIFTY-
FIVER is Alton, Missouri's
ren fell asleep in the mid- '
die of a letter from home,
plumb tuckered from open-
ing the envelope. They say,
though, that he's a pretty
handy man when a field
problem calls for quick ac-
tion. IF YOU THINK THAT kid
of yours isn't in top shape
follow him around for a day.
You'd be ready to give up
by 10 o'clock. The obstacle
course develops mental and
..f ir physical co-ordination.
PETER PUP HAS officially adopted the 555th and consented
to pose here with a few of his buddies. Le6t to right are Pvt.
Cletus Padgett of McCallister, Okla.; Pvt. Fulton Evans of
Cambridge, Md.; Pvt. Cleophus Banner, of Baton, Tex.; Pvt.
Benjamin Hart of Chambersburg, Pa., and Pvt. Adolph Vaca
of Galveston, Tex.
A TELLTALE HUDDLE brought our photographer on the run
to a secluded corner of the camp. A closeup revealed in-
tense concentration on a hotly contested session of that
popular camp sport, checkers.
CAPTAIN RICHTARSIC DISCUSSES medical hygiene problems encountered in the day's
Operations. This is one of the 555th's regular evening classes designed to exchange and
correlate ideas gained in the field that day. Major Gibbons puts his subordinate units com-
Spletely on their own, points out mistakes but never penalizes. This is operational train-
ling where officers and enlisted men learn by doing and successful comrat units are made.
DREW FIELD ECHOE94, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field /
SP. O. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, October 7, 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 Servike, 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-
sion 287. -
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St Petersburg Times]
VOLUME 2-NUMBER 31
FIRE-BUDqY OF AXIS
Shortly after Pearl Harbor, fire broke
out and destroyed a huge warehouse con-
taining about 10 per cent of this nation's
Newspapers each day carry stories of
fires-small and large-which serve the
Axis as much as their bombs bursting on
Americans are notably careless and
philosophic of fires. We lead the world-
in lives and property lost due to fires,
much of which could have been avoided.
This is National Fire Prevention Week.
Throughout the country persons will be
urged to eliminate fife hazards and con-
sequently eliminate conflagations.
In keeping with the national campaign,
the Drew Field Fire Department is giving
a series of talks and practical demonstra-
tions to personnel of Drew.
We can be justly proud of our -fire
fighters. This organization has a state-
wide reputation for its efficiency and high
morale. Most of the men- were unskilled
in fire knowledge before they came to
They're taking continual courses in
scientific techniques and they know their
We can do well to heed their advice
and direct our fires toward the Axis-not
at our own property.
LAUNDRY SERVICE FOR DREW
Drew field enlisted men and WACs of
14 organizations have good reason to
stand up and cheer this week with an-
nouncement that GI laundry service now
is available here. And other enlisted men
have a treat to look forward to when War-
rant Officer George -Burleson, QM laun-
dry officer, promises the service will be
extended eventually to every Drew Field
The service for Drew is being done
by the MacDill Field laundry, probably
the most modern in the country. Work
by GI laundries is excellent, speedy and
inexpensive. When the neatly pressed uni-
forms come back from Uncle Sam's laun-
dries they are something to behold. Too
often have our suntans, laundered at a
hefty price, come back from laundries in
town more wrinkled than when they went
in. You'll find that Uncle Sam puts just
the right amount of starch in the shirts
and trousers, which are returned to you
neatly folded. An enlisted man can send
up to.30 pieces a week, with a pair of socks
counting as a single piece.
Another feature of GI laundries is the
convenience. All you have to do is to put
your laundry in a barracks bag and leave
it with the supply sergeant. In three days
you get it back,
Add to these features the exceptionally
low cost-$1.50 a month, which is de-
ducted from your pay-and you've got
just about the best laundry service in the
country. Mr. Burleson estimates that a
man saves approximately $5 a month by
using the GI laundry. And that ain't hay.
It is not compulsory for a soldier to
patronizea GI laundry. It's common sense.
Go ahead, Pa. But, remember, it's the WACs for me.'
Jrom Our CL apta n-
By_ CHAPLAIN P. J. CHAZIN
Everybody knows what a GI inspection is. You polish
up the brass, sew on the buttons, shine the shoes, clean
under the bed and on the shelves. You make yourself
ready so you won't get called d6wn, or heaven forbid, re-
Did you know that there is a regular inspection of
your inner barracks as well?
What would you think of a man
who painted the outside of his
house and mowed the lawn, when
he was to receive company, .but
left the dirt on the floor of the
house, and allowed the paint to
peel off the walls? You certainly
wouldn't judge a man's house by
Well, each one of us lives in a
house which we call our body.
If we were to come for a G. I.
inspection would we be satisfied
merely with how nice the buckle
shined or the crease was pressed?
We speak of "beautiful but:
dumb," how about "well-groomed
To be sure a man to be his best
should look his best, but remem-
ber new bottles don't always con-
tain the finest wine. "Look more
than at, the bottle, look at the
We all need periods of self-
inspection. We must review our
lives, analyze our conduct, find
out why things go wrong and
how we can make them better.
All religions provide for periods
of self-searching. The Jewish re-
ligion does it at this season of the
High Holy Days.
It begins wtih Rosh Hashana
(the Jewish New Year) which in
tradition is the Day of Judgment,
when all of mankind comes be-
fore the throne of the Almighty
and is judged each in accordance
with his.life's deeds. The SHO-
FAR, ram's horn, is blown to
symbolize the awesomeness of the
Day of Judgment.
There follow the Days of Peni-
tence, during which we are to
examine ourselves. We try to
discover if we have used our
abilities to the best advantage, if
we have lived nobly/and honestly
or wasted our days and dealt
Finally on the seventh day,
these days end with Yom Kippur,
the holiest day of the Jewish
year. From sundown to sundown,
for 24 hours neither food nor
drink is taken. All work is
avoided, and the entire day is
devoted to prayer and self-search-
At the end of these ten days o:
penitence our rabbis tell us, we
must emrege as if we had a new
Repentant of the past; under-
standing ourselves at the present
we determine for the future we
must live an improved life-dedi-
cated to the realization of the
best that' is-in us, in the service
of our fellow-men.
Lutheran Services, 9:15-Sunday
Chapel No. 4. Services, 10:30 Sun
day, all chapels; 7:00 P;M., Sun
day, Chapels 4 and 5. 7:30 P.4
Chapel 3. Christian Service Men,
League, 7:00 P.M., Tuesday
Chapel No. 5. Prayer meeting
7:00 P.M., Wednesday, Chapel Nc
8. The Forum, 7:30 P.M., Thurs
day, Chapel No. 4..Bible Stud,
class, 7:00 P.M., Thursday, Chape
CATHOLIC MAS SE S: 7:30
A.M., Sunday, Red Cross Build
ing, Base Hospital; 8:00 A.M
Sunday, Chapel No. 2; 9:00 A.M
Sunday, Theater No. 3 and Chape
No. 2; 11:30 A.M., Sunday, Chape
No. 4, Holy Mass each week-da:
except Tuesday and Sunday, 7:0
A.M., Chapel No. 4. Confessions
from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M., and fror
7:30 to 9:00 P.M., Chapel No.
Masses every day but Tuesda:
and Saturday, 6:30 P.M., Chape
JEWISH SERVICES: Service
for all Jewish personnel held i
Chapel No. 3, 7:15 P.M., .Wednes
day; 8:00 P.M., Friday; 8:30 A.M
CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST SER
VICES: Service, 9:15 A.M., Sun
day, Chapel No. 1. Conferences
4:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M., Monday an
Thursday, Chapel No. 1.
CAMP DESOTO: Sunday, 8:0
TALE OF A TOT
(Reprinted from the Toledo News, and
Twenty-two years ago, your
trust was in me. Your baby fin-
gers clung to mine for assurance.
Wherr'you first started to crawl,
you became an adventurer. Life
has been an adventure to you
At six, we watched you trudge
off to school. In quick, succes-
sive years you grew from baby-
hood to boyhood. Yours. was "a
life of marbles, tops, kites, sol-
diers-tin soldiers, then.
Etched deep in my memory are
the loud' shirts you Wore; baggy
corduroy pants. The hearty slam
of the door when you entered.
Your whistle as you worked over
airplane models at your bench.
SAt 12, you pleaded for a shot-
gun. We waited until you were
14. Then you and I went hunt-
ing through the corn rows in the
fall of the year. You were a
good shot. For the first time,
you tasted the sweet sup of self-
Then, one day you waved good-
"Thle Castle;" Camp Breckenridge, Ky.
bye as your train pulled out. Yoi
were off to school. That partin
was very hard. Little did you
mother and I know then of part
ings to come.
Yod wrote home sketchily; re
quests for money, tales of you
new friends. At holiday tim
when you came. home, the silen
house lived again.
The day of the big game, you
mother wore the large yellow
chrysanthemum you bought fo
her. We proudly watched yoi
lead your team to victory. Tha
unflinching decision you mad
for your team on the football
field was a portent of-the decision
you would make as the wa
crowded down. We prayed tha
you would make the right deci
sion; you did.
In 22 years your cycle has ru
from babyhood to manhood. N
longer can we protect you wit:
the blanket of our love. To you
we now turn or our protection
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
I have been in the Signal Corps for over ten
months, and like it a lot. To express the feel-
ings of myself and my buddies, I wrote a poem
about its work. Perhaps you could use it in one
of your publications. 0
T/5 ALFRED GROBER
566th SAW Bn.
THE ARMY SIGNAL CORPS
We fight like hell, through fire and shell;
We die and do to get that message through,
In the Army Signal Corps.
In the air, on the land, and on the sea;
In a tank, in a plane, the Infantry or
I We're hard and we're tough for the life that's
f In the Army Signal Corps.
Your buddy, my buddy, the kid around the
S They're giving their all when they answer
STo fight and serve, in the Army Signal Corps.
f We may be from the North, the South, the
S East, or the West,
But we do our damnedest, and we give our,
't To live or die, and get no rest, till we get
e that message through
e For the core of the Army,
e The Army Signal Corps!
(From Somewhere in Alaska)
Drew-Field Echoes. -
For several weeks, my sister, Corporal Edna
: Howatt, has forwarded her copy of the Drew
' Field Echoes to me. It's a grand paper; I read
- it from beginning to end, even though I'm not
Familiar with many of the personalities men-
-, However, 'I can't help grinning a bit, when
'- I notice the many sarcasms cast at the niosqui-
y toes and. the rain so prevalent in that section
al of Florida. It's hardly unfamiliar to me. I was
formerly station at St. Petersburg. I cast plenty.
of aspersions at Florida, too.. then.
Maybe sqme of your readers would gripe a
., little less, if they were to exchange places with'
l 'me for-a week. Alaska is no -picnic place-and
l it's a great deal nicer than many of the places
0 Army men are stationed today. Yes, it rains a
s, lot in Florida, but, when the sun does shine-
" what a place! I'd likeb'one good burn on the
. beach at Clearwater, right now. Here we're
al lucky if we see daylight for over six hours at a
time. I swear I haven't really seen the sun
's in months.
n There aren't any mosquitoes here, it's true.
.But there aren't any gorgeous Florida moons,
either-and no pin-up girls to share them with!
S(By the way, thanks for those pin-ups you fea-
s ture on the back page. We're forming quite a
Every once in a while, I run across a lament
0 from a GI who claims he was cut in on, every
two minutes, when he took a WAC to the Serv-
ice Club dance. Golly, how I'd like a chance
at one of those stag-lines, regardless of the
volume of competition. There aren't any WACs
where we are. They'll be welcome ladies, if
u they're ever shipped up to us. We'd wait a long
g time for a two-minute frisk with a real Amer-
r ican girl.
Say hello to Florida for me-and tell those
guys at Drew I'd like to see a few of them up
- here, where they could learn to like the land
r- they left!
e SGT. FRED HOWATT
w Dear Sir:
)r We guys are right happy about those pin-up
u girls you feature every week. Every one is a
t honey. Thanks for giving us Drew Field, or, at
e least, local girls.
11 Now, when I was in the Base Hospital, a
n short while back. the number of beautiful nurses
r I saw on duty nearly bowled me over. If they
at can look so stunning in a starched white uni-
- form, they'd be terrific in bathing suits. Also,
some of the WACs I've seen about the Base are
n pin-up material, if I ever saw it. If we can play
o up the civvies, why can't we play up the girls
h in uniform, too? For my money, they'd look
, darn good!
n. PFC. WILLIAM ANDERSON
9 A'_a I
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
23d Subs Blister
Tootsies on Hike
As Airmen Grin
By PFC. JOE ECONOMY
The organizational hike which the 23d Anti-sub Sq.
undertook last Wednesday proved that while the air and
combat crews are seeing service, the ground echelon here
at Drew is also receiving tactical combat training.
Under a blistering September
sun, with full equipment, includ- poles and 'wires, -stringing cable-
ing field packs, pistol belts, hel-rin
mets and canteens, the boys of rings.
the 23d, under the leadership of LONG TIMER
Lieutenant Woodcock and Acting "Smnoky's" ability as a lineman
First Sergeant Barber, left in a was not acquired in a moment's .
convoy of 10 trucks. was not acquired in a momen .
on time, however, for previous to I
_LONG PARADE induction he worked for nine l
Proceeding by way of Safety years as telephone lineman, of
Harbor and skirting Tampa bay which seven of those years were 1
to a point about five miles from spent with the Norfolk, Carolina c
St. Petersburg, they disembarked Telephone and Telegraph comr-
and proceeded on foot. pany. -c
Pvt. George Johnson, the In 1-936, while working in Roa-
23d's most efficient drill mas- noke, "Smoky" witnessed the 1
ter, who boasts of a deep bass visit of President Roosevelt to
voice with the ring of a fog that historic spot. r
horn, set the cadence. "Smoky" is the night-alert I
To his booming "Hut, two,
three, four," the unit, in precise
columns of fours, marched into
St. Petersburg and out onto the
municipal pier, before the admir-
ing gaze of amazed onlookers,
Who offered many fine compli-
ments. "A few minutes' relaxa-
ion and then' a cool swim in the
ulf finished off the afternoon.
Tired and hungry, the boys
marched over to the Service
Men's Center, where they were
amply supplied with food and
Lieutenant Lawrence, com-
manding officer, who reviewed
the unit as it marched into town,
stated .that he was well pleased
with the way the men conducted
"The chief purpose of this ma-
neuver,", he said, "is to give the
men some inkling of what they
may run up against in a theater
of operations where the move-
ment of an air field by motor
transport may not be adequate.
"Also this. sort of:thing makes
them realize how easy it is to
become soft in a short time if
the physical fitness program is
not adhered to!"
You may> not know it, but
there's a certain man in the Air
Forces who can probably com-
pete with the best telephone line-
man in the Signal Corps. His
name is .Bryant B. Williams,
commonly known as "Smoky,"
and he comes from Williams-
town, N. C.
A few days ago a group of
Signal Corps linemen were
stringing cable-rings along the
telephone wires in front of the
warehouses on Tenth street.
"Smoky," who happened to be
an interested onlooker, noticed
that one man was having a
little difficulty, so spotting the
officer in charge "Smoky"
walked over and volunteered
Of course at first the officer
was a little skeptical and asked
"Smoky" if he had ever done this
type work before. "Smoky" said
he had, whereupon the officer
told him to get himself some
climbers and a belt and go to
work. "SmokyP' did so, and in
no time at all was agily scaling
driver for the squadron and was
first classified for the Signal
Corps, which probably explains
his yen for climbing telephone
Echoes Want Ad
For Army Sarge
"I11 say I believe in Echoes
want ads!" beamed Sergeant
James K. Quinn, folding a size-
able roll of greenbacks.
Quinn, whose meat slicer has
for some weeks occupied a prom-
inent space in the "For Sale" sec-
tion of the classified- column of
the Drew Field Echoes, received
a call the other day from Mr.
Honeycutt, helpful member of the
crew at the 10th Ave. and "J"
Say, Sergeant," said Mr. Honey-
cutt, "I saw your classified ad in
the Echoes. Take that meat
slicer downtown, to the Johnson
Fixture Company. They'll buy it,
Mr. Honeycutt knew what he
was talking about. Very shortly,
Sgt. Quinn was happily counting
out a number of bills.
WACs Obey Orders
of WAC officers took their orders
so literally that they almost
missed the opportunity to carry
Capt. Selma Hansen of Los
Angeles and Lt. Dorothy Scott of
Elsa, Tex., arrived here under
secret orders .to report directly
to Maj. Gen. Ira Eaker at Eighth
Air Force Headquarters. They
spent several hours trying to find
his headquarters and then went
to Army HQ for aid. But they
refused to show their orders to
anyone there and therefore no
one would take them to the gen-
The incident ended on a happy
note however, when Col. Ralph
Pulsifer, of the Adjutant Gen-
eral's office, finally persuaded
the WACS to report to him.
2d Battalion Commander
Commends Unit as 'Best'
Col. R. N. Kunz, commanding officer of Second Train-
ing Battalion, yesterday complimented his soldiers and de-
clared that the outfit was "second to none," despite its in-
ception but one month ago.
"My observations convince me each of us played in making this
that the officers and enlisted per- an outstanding organization."
sonnel working in the battalion
headquarters are to a great extent The colonel concluded the
responsible for the solid founda- commendation with:
tion on which we will grow When the last note of retreat is
strong," he declared. sounded, and your daily
"We are boasting of these men work is o'er,
because- they: are good soldiers. Can you look with pride at the
The battalion is growing rapidly way you did your chore,
and is quickly getting established Do you have the satisfaction, so
as aft effective military unit of you can proudly say,
fine men. I feel sure that we shall Without a question of a doubt,
look back with pride to the part "I did my best today."
PRISONER OF JAPS! Cpl.
Michael Serra, well known
Tampa Marine, has been a
prisoner of the Japs in Shang-
hai for two years. Recently his
mother, Mrs. Mary N. Serra,
!505 Gray street, Tampa, re-
ceived the first letter from him.
He could not write much, ex-
cept to mention that he was
'well." Cpl. Serra has a
brother who is a paratrooper in
Sicily and another brother who
recently joined the Navy. This
picture was taken in China
when service men were allowed
;o wear civics when off duty.
Pogue and Heavy
Date Lead 759th
By CPL. NORMAN B. GLASIER
This past week was the occa-
sion of the motor pool's get to-
gether party. In addition to the
usual soft drinks, several tender
chickens were served. Sergeant
Pogue seemed to be having the
most fu'n what with his two hun-
dred pounds of loveliness to make
love to. Warning to Atlas. Be-
ware of Sergeant Shoop's muscles
now that he is working a' bit-
must have had a hypo.
"Things that never happen:"
Pfc. Savage staying clear of two
certain sergeants and also- the
chow line; T/4 Coonis without a
smile on his face; T/5 Balsamo
refusing to talk about a furlough;
Private Wolford being the first
one in ranks for reveille; Privates
Alford and Augustoni being sep-
arated for 15 minutes. Who knows,
maybe these two fine soldiers are
related 'to one another.
The new claimant to "World's
SStrongest Man" is Private Prin-
zi. He was seen carrying a
large s*'ed wall tent on his
back the past'week, while the
company was out on O.T. We
wonder where he gets such
power. Private Ordaz has been
walking around with a grouch
on since he heard that WACs
were going to do all the heavy
truck driving. He is under the
impression that he is the only
one who is able to drive a GI
Sergeant Tamavich and Private
Stival were seen at the Cuban
Club trying to teach the native
Spanish girls the proper way to
dance the rumba. Needless to
say, the girls didn't think much
of their new ideas. There have
been colds at a premium since
the epidemic of GI haircuts this
past week. We nominate "Fos-
dick Stothard" as the cutest of
the bunch. "Oh well," as "Fear-
less" says: "Hair today-gone to-
Conversation overheard be-
tween Lieutenant Day and
Lieutenant McDonald: "Gee,
Mac, 'but your hair is getting
thin," says Lieutenant Day.
"Oh, well," says Lieutenant Mc-
Donald, "who cares for fat
Casanovas beware of M/Sgt.
Calkins. We just got a line on
him and his correspondence with-
a certain blond in New York.
Wanted: A new easy job. Please
cr17. Pussyfoot Bennethum in the
In conclusion: We don't want
to overlook Corporal Adkins and
PRESS TIME; The busy noise of a million voices in the
office, the impatient growl of the press room, (and the Editor),
people hollering at the top of their lungs, and all saying the
same thing. "Where in -- 1 is Cedric's column?" The
fools! If they would only look up here on the chandelier they
could plainly see me. I like' it up here, and I'm not coming
down for anyone. There, I said it and I'm glad!
too. (For the editor.--Ed.) You sit down and try to think
what you have seen or heard so that you can talk about it, and
you have seen or heard so that you can talk about itS and
then some guy in the rewrite dept. comes along, and does
things with a pencil. Result: you never know .. you
never know. (But, it's all for the better.-Ed.)
UNDERSTAND THAT a brace of very handsome
"Mams" did a very attractive impression on the populace of
a nearby resort, on a couple of bicycles built for one. (Names
make -news, Adam. It's elementary.-Ed.)
ANOTHER WEEK, and what has happened. Well, re-
write won't let me tell you anyway, so let's just dawdle along,
as usual. Say, you know that we have,one of the best.MP
outfits on this Base that exists anywhere? They really.are on
the ball. Matter of fact, they can even get in your hair at
times. Seriously tho, they really are a pretty good gang of
guys. Well, if you don't do anything, they don't stop you.
There are a-lot of guys on this Base who really should be stopped,
and you can usually count on them being the ones who are griping.
GETTING COOLER. Haven't you noticed? All the new Fall
fashions are being exhibited in the PXs. It looks kinda good, too.
All the autumn greens and the new fiery OD shade. All this and
Heaven too. Wonder what the new hats are going to look like?
A LOT OF NEW WAC officers and girls arrived at the Base
during the week. Hope they have a nice stay. Speaking of the
WAC, the kids have opened their new mess hall, and from the
satisfied looks on the girls (and some of the fellas, too) the food
is up to their standard of culinary perfection.
EVER STAND ON A CORNER and just watch the men and
women on the Base? Watch the way they salute. There are a
hundred different variations of both the right and the wrong ways,
and all are interesting (if not correct). Nearly got winged by one
of the windmill variety. Then there is the guy who seems to say,
"Ah, gotcha." This one is a honey. He crouches down, and just as
the officer is about to duck into the nearest alley, or call the MPs
for help, he lets go. It's great stuff "Stand back Sir."
WONDER WHAT NEXT WEEK is going to bring. It always
is a problem to remember what has happened, and always-so pleas-
ant to think of the future, that I would like to start a society for
the suppression (in print) of events past, and cogitate about the
dimness of the morrow. They say that this stuff begins to have an
odor similar*to freshly mown hay, but honest, every columnist
steals his stuff. Look at Winchell.- Where would he be without
the stork? Always stealing someone else's glory, and the result?-
A million bucks. I try it, the result? K.P.! (for a week, too).
SPEAKING OF MY GOOD FRIEND WINCHELL (and I ain't
kiddin', either), that Heaven-sent expression of complete soft joy
that covers the face of a certain well-known Dachshund in the
area leads this party to believe that a certain canine on the Base
is Parenticipating! (Oh, yeah? well, you just wait and see).
EVERYONE IS WONDERING who Adam Cedrics is. Even
Cedric Adams wants to know. Well, I ain't gonna tell yet,
but in the near future there will be proclaimed an Adam Cedrics
Week, at which time all the people for miles around will go far-
ther away. At that time, and not before (if S-2 doesn't stop me
again) I'll let you know: Then again ,maybe I won't. Who wants
to know anyway?
THERE WILL BE a Steamroller race in the bull pen at Base
Engineers one of these days. It seems odd that we have to resort
to the racing of Steamrollers to get fun. By the way, speaking
of Engineers, that guy, Mr. Lochner, over there sold over ten
thousand dollars worth of War Bonds last month. He himself has
a $500 slice of that investment. That ain't hay, heh?
HAD SOME MEAT the other day. In a restaurant, too.
Didn't have to hock my watch, either. The things they can do
with the humble mule!
PEOPLE UP NORTH are really beginning to feel the pangs
of old man Winter. They say that they are using oil furnaces
(how do they mean "oil," I thought that went out with Mussolini?)
and are just as cold as my promotion.
THE SERVICE CLUB is really quite place. Judging from
the number of you GIs who are found thereit the crack of dawn
(or four hours later) the place must have something. It sure looks
nice, but the next guy who passes milk over the rail to his buddy
in that seat near the slide is going to spoil it for everyone. For
cryin' out loud, why in hell can't you act like a man instead of a kid!
EVERY TIME I SEE ONE of us go to Union Station (under
his own power) for a furlough, I get a feeling of extreme want.
Then they come home to Drew again. Frozen feet, chilblains,
red noses, and a sigh (they still like the North) WHO, DON'T?
PEACE 'IS SUCH a wonderful thing that it is a wonder some
of us don't use a little more sense on the Base and in our daily
routine. Why can't people get along together instead of fighting
each other? Gollies, we are all in this thing together, and you
certainly can't win anything except a morbid sense of self-satisfac-
tion by hurting someone else. We can't get any personal gain out
of trying to put the other guy in the bag. Why not talk to a guy,
instead of talking about him? Sometimes I just can't figure it out.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
IN THE BAG
CHEMICAL PROTECTION equipment for use against
gas attack is shown being demonstrated by Lieut. George
Kozlowski, left, and Lieut. John Anderson, playing peek-a-
boo in the paper and cellophane sack.
Lieutenant Kozlowski's Fatigue jumper, which he is just
climbing into, has been soaked
in anti-gas chemical and allowed against airplane spray gas at-
to dry. and is considered ample tack. The bag is carried in a gas
protection against most types of mask holder, and is disposed of
gases, after one use.
The expendable sack in which Both men were receiving in-
Lieutant Anderson is squatting is struction in the AWUTC officers'
a new Army development for use school.
STEAMING HOT SPARERIBS ready to be served at 314th
BH and AB Sq. mess hall by Cpl. Lloyd W. Ray, cook.
Looking on are, left to right, First Lieut. C. C. Bostick,
314th mess officer; First Lieut. W. H. Gibbs, Base mess
supervisor, and Mess Sergeant C. J. Lewis.
314TH GETS TRAYS
Out with the old, ,n with the
That's the theme at the 314th
BH and AB Sq. mess hall this
week as compartmented, steel
trays began to take the place of
jangling mess kits.
The advance supply of trays
arrived Tuesday and more and
more will be delivered until all
members of the 314th have been
issued their trays. Each will keep.
his own tray, following the same
procedure as with mess kits, even
to scrubbing and rinsing them in
the three GI cans.
They keep the steak and gravy
from blending into a hash with
jello, butter and salad; they make
all food taste better.
,OFFICERS PLAN DANCE
Another buffet supper dance for all Drew Field officers,
their wives and friends, will be given Sunday evening in
the Officers' Club.
Refreshments will be served free before dinner, and
there will be music from 6 to 10
p.m. Supper will be served from Officers also will celebrate with
6 to 8 for a charge of 50 cents. "S dance Saturday
Hostesses include Mrs. Fred a big "Spot" dance Saturday
Altman, Mrs. H. R. Chamberlan, night, with a flock of prizes slated
Mrs. J. L. Auglemyer, Mrs. Guy to be given away. The 69th Army
Lynes, Mrs. W. H. Fillmore, and Air Force band will provide
Mrs. V. M. Behar. music.
Quick Return of
Use your library freely,
Soldier, but if you find your
name on shipping orders,
don't put that library book
in your barracks bag, Drew
Your Service Club library is
open from 10 until 10,,every day
for your reading pleasure. It will
issue a card to any soldier sta-
tioned at Drew. You may choose
two books, to be kept two weeks,
from a wide variety of new and
interesting literature. But that
large collection of books will
dwindle rapidly, if men who are
leaving do not return their books.
DON'T TAKE IT
Maybe you haven't had a chance
to finish that exciting chapter, but
some other soldier would like to
read it, too. If that book leaves
Drew with you, that other soldier
will have a long wait.
In approximately five weeks,
library number two will be open.
Located on Fourth street and "L"
avenue, the library will furnish
reading material for men from all
over the base.
Miss Hollis Warnock, librarian,
promises comfortable quarters for
bookworms, with plenty of new
volumes at your disposal.
Drew Field libraries furnish
quiet, pleasant surroundings for
your leisure hours. Your librar-
ians spend many busy hours pre-
paring the books for your con-
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 caning.
SHOES-Book 1 stamp 18 good
GASOLINE In east No. 6-A
coupons worth three gallons each
until Nov. 21.
FUEL OIL Period 1 cou-
pons good through Jan. 3, 1944,
worth 10 gallons per unit (most
coupons worth several units
Two German Spies
Get 30 Years
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 1943-
(From Report by (U.P))-Two men
who pleaded guilty to spying for
Germany have been sentenced to
30 years in prison by Federal
Judge Mortimer Byers.
The spies are Ernest Lehmitz
and Erwin H. De Spretter. Leh-
mitz had divided his time between
being an Air-Raid Warden and
spying; De Spretter between spy-
ing and running a small war
plant in New York City.
Both men could have been ex-
ecuted for espionage during time
of war and, stiff as their seni-
tences appear, they were consid-
ered by' officers as lucky to get
off with jail terms.
Pittsburgh Girl Becomes
Real 'Dirty' Gertie
c'urva ious Nazi propagandist
known as Gertie from Berlin who
has been beaming radio programs
from Germany to North Africa is
really Gertrude Hahn, a former
resident of Pittsburgh, who moved
to Germany in 1938 to do propa-
ylogk a G9~I1 S Um nF o/fl;/
n IDRraI r~~eue ,.
(Author's Note: For details about the Singing Monster read
further along in this column directing Private Pazzbelch on the
-road to Shangri-La.)
"Youse cut off my credit at Silly Solly's, youse did.
When will youse be available for a size twelve strangling
party?" Private Bullface Scragsnapple.
Listen Bullface, you can't scare me anymore. I saw
your sister, Cowface, last night and she introduced me to
your neice, Calfface. They .tell me that you used to be a
toe dancer in Madame Eugenia
Vingtong's salon. I will be avail-
able for a strangling party some
time last April.
"Last Sunday I sat next to a
beautiful WAC in the PX and
bought her some doughnuts to" go
with her coffee. She said she
loved doughnutsand now I find
I am-in love with her. I would
like to send her a couple of
doughnuts. Shall I bring them to
her in a sack or should I mail
them to her? And do you think
two doughnuts will be enough?
I can spare the 10 cents." Pvt.
Langbutt Gankelson, the third.
For a man of your stature and
position i think 10 cents worth
of doughnuts is too much. Why
don't you give her three or four
matches or a handful of grass?
(Author's note: It is reported
that Hitler has chewed up all the
rugs in Germany. All those wish-
ing to furnish him with some stale
rugs will form a line to the right.
What? Nine miles long already?)
And now we further direct
Pvt. Mustygoolp Vitfit el Pazz-
belch on the road to Shangri-
La: We last left you, Pazzbelch,
on your way back to get a
handkerchief from the two wild
men trying- to tame a green
monkey. After you get this
handkerchief and give it to the
silent man who resembles a
human swamp you will come to
Col. Whoopdedoo's fly farm.
The colonel has millions of pet
flies which can play the "Blue
Danube" on left-handed flutes
made out of mashed potatoes.
After you have left this farm,
andhave eluded this telephone-
pole salesman, you will come to
the kirigdom of the soft boulders.
This kingdom is ruled by King
Bonk, the ninth, formerly of Mon-
garia, who made his fortune sell-
ing caves. He also invented rain
which rains up instead of down.
He did this because he was tired
of washing his feet every six
years' or so. But you must buy a
cave from King Bonk or he will
turn you over to this strange
varlet with a pine tree growing
under his arm. This strange var-
let has an intelligent fish who
will lecture to you on the correct
way to wash a blue barn. Having
heard this intelligent fish (a
mackerel, I believe) lecture I
warn you against such an ordeal.
The fish dresses formally and
carries a pocketful of shortberry
strawcake, which he throws into
an electric fan, thus spraying thy
face with a reddish goo. So buy
a cave from King Bonk and get
on down the road.
After you have turned to the
right side of this growling road,
you will come to the armless
violin player. This fellow sells
hollow watermelons as a side
issue and, as a side mention of
his great proclivities, the arm-
less violin player is also an
undefeated prize fighter. He is
undefeated because he never
had a fight.
Then comes your great test,
after having bought some hollow
watermelons from the armless
violin player. You will come to
this lemon cloud which hides
a huge boulder. Behind this
boulder sits the Singing Monster.
He is the mayor of the standing-
up people. These standing up
people were born with tacks in
their shoes and small incendiary
bombs in their rear trousers. The
Singing Monster has nine arms,
eight teeth and hair like a porcu-
pine. All day long he sings "Flat
Foot Floogie" in Mongarian Pig
But you must'also beware of
the standing-up people because
they like to slug the bending-
down people (those people born
with too small suspenders.) And
unless you occasionally set your
rear trousers on .fire these
standing-up people will turn
you over to the Singing Mon-
ster. The Singing Monster will
,hold you in his nine arms and
wait for a volcano to .burst and
then he will give out so loud
with "Flat Foot Floogie" in
Mongariair Pig Latin that even
a hurricane -or a tornado will
turn in its path nad head for
Vooltbootsnack, which is a
nephew country to Gongvaria
which is a cousin to Mongaria.
This Singing Monster also has
one of the glue-people sitting
next to him. These glue-people
cling to you and now. and then
bite the floor. So, after you have
visited with the Singing Monster ,
you must get up to the road lead-
ing to the burping-people. These
people were born after just get-
ting through eating 27 radishes.
You must be cautious of the burp-
ing-people. They are worse than
framsnatchvang sandwiches left
too long with the Singing Mon-
ster. More later.
By the way, have you met Prof.
Goolmad Etchy Hroopbelt, for-
merly of the University-of-How-
bone? He has a theory whereby
he can teach you Heelbonding
He y poots Coomnongbiltslay,
which is good for elbows which
turn green in August. Meet me
tonight at Silly Solly's, bring my
fee, and I will introduce you to
"That Funny Feeling"
314 Kr. 'v Aa I Ab 1
"Surprise, surprise .. you're on K. P.!"
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
Hup, Hip, Ho
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LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT Newly-commissioned
nurses get into the swing of marching as they go through
four-week course of basic Army training. First class gradu-
ated last Saturday, while a new group started drilling and
NURSES GET DIPLOMAS
The slack-clad and sports-
shirted girls who attract so much
attention as they march in for-
mation around the post are newly
commissioned nurses toughening
up for their military career in the
The first class of 45 was gradu-
ated Saturday,. and a second group
matriculated Monday. The smart-
ly-clad graduates did themselves
proud as they passed in review
Saturday, their precise marching
giving the impression they had
more than four weeks training.
Under a training program
drawn up by Capt. Paul Reinertz,
hospital plans and training officer,
the nurses, fresh from civil life,
are put through 196-hour course
of basic Army training. The
nurses receive a one-hour daily
workout in drilling and calisthen-
ics to the commands of Lts. Saul
G. Gruner, Fred M. Stephens and
Bart J. Flannery.
SNurse instructor for the first
class was Lt. Mary R. Hutcheson.
She has been transferred to
Wtodward Army Air Field, where
she will be chief nurse at the
hospital. Lieutenant Hutcheson
has been succeed by 2nd Lt.
Eileen Boyce. First Lt. Edna P.
Herbert, principal chief nurse, is
in charge of the entire nurses
Upon graduation one of three
things happens to the nurses.
They may remain here or be sent
to other fields or shipped over-
CHOW CALL FOR WACS
IN OWN MESS HALL
That whizzing bit of khaki which jumps out of the
office, promptly at mess call-every noon-doesn't belong
to a human cyclone. -It's your office WAC, racing back to
the WAC area for chow. The WAC mess hall is open at
"They've never eaten so much!" laughed Leut. Dorothy
Ann Porter, WAC mess officer.
"I guess the girls really appreci-
ate having their own' mess. hall,
more than ever before."
Ever since the soldier girls
moved down on the base, queries
have issued from WACs and
anxious MPs alike, as to when
the new mess hall would open.
Making ready for a hungry group
of women is no small job. Lieu-
tenant Porter and her crew of
kitchen wizards worked night and
.day to complete the scrubbing,
painting, and arranging necessary
to the new building.
SOnce more, WACs may enjoy
Dagwood sandwiches and fresh-
baked pie when they return to the
barracks from an odd-hour shift.
There's just one difficulty facing
that cute crew of cooks: Just what
to do with -the many, many men
who have been waiting for the
hall to open, too!-
NATIVES HONOR YANK DEAD
GUADALCANAL (CNS) -
Natives of Guadalcanal have built
a chapel here in'commemoration
of the 1600 war dead buried on
Has Toe Cut Off
To Join Marines
WELCH, W. Va.--(AP)- O'Dell-
Dye, son of State Police Sergeant
C. B. Dye, wanted to get into the
Marine Corps so badly that he
hac' one of his toes cut off.
Young Dye was rejected once
because the little toe on his left
foot. had been broken when he
was a child and would not
He was not discouraged, how-
ever, and went to a clinic at
Welch and told the surgeons to
get to work after -being informed
that if the toe was taken off he
would get his uniform.
FATHER REPORTS TO ARMY
WITH TWO KIDS.
rany, 27, who reported to an
Army induction center with his
two small daughters because hd
"had no one with whom to leave
them now has had three proposals
of marriage and 44 offers front
would-be foster mothers. He took
a furlough and together with the
Red Cross he was able to find a
home for the kids.
1018 QM to End
With 25th Squad
CPL. FREDERICK F. DAVIS
The tenth of this month
falls on a Sunday, and on
that date, our renowned
1018QM baseball team will
play their last game of the
current season. Their oppo-
nents are the 25th Avn. Sq.
of Seaborn Park, and they
will play at Port Tampa.
Due to a scarcity of drivers at
the Motor Pool, work on the new
obstacle course has been suspend-
ed. The men who have been
transporting and erecting the
course were drivers, therefore
they were eligible for duty. Those
few men had 'quite a job. They
had to tear it down and bring it
all the way from Clearwater, then
Fellows, it seems as if fate has
decided that we are not to have
another dance. Every time we
plan to have one something hap-
pens. Usually it rains. Friday
night was not any different from
the nights of the other dances, it
rained as usual. Dance was called
off, and there we were sitting
around with no girls. Oh well it
was a pretty fair stag dance.
Our famous name. The "Fight-
ing Quartermaster's," at last be-
longs to us. The so called fighting
59th, has a new name now. Here-
after they will be known as the
Sgt. Russel McAbee, has de-
parted for school at Camp Lee,
Virginia, to study supply. We all
wish him luck, and hope he will
come back better than ever.
3d FC Boasts
Of Best Chow;
On China Too
The Third FC hasn't been doing
any publicity work lately but we
have been "On the ball," believe
Our new "old" mess hall, is
worth walking a mile to eat in.
We actually eat from china plates
and the food is "Out of this
world," really good.
Our Pfc. Esplin, went home on
furlough by Pullman sleeper-
Wonder how it feels to be rich?
The Kansas City corporals are
not doing so well on ,the volley-
ball courts these' days. They
seem to be losing, among other
things, their technique.
T/5 Camporiale is back in the
groove again with his boogie
woogie piano music. Strictly big
time and smooth; Campy, has
been keeping our beautiful Day
room rockin with rhythm lately.
Did you know that 'Kropy"
visits PX Number 1, every eve-
ning but nothing Wacy ever hap-
pens to him? See the Chaplain
Shultzie, our Mascot, had six
cute puppies this past week and
she won't go chasing after mo-
torcycles for a few days. Under
Charlie Perea's fatherly care the
whole family is doing fine.
GET FREE MEDIC CARE
Relatives of Drew Soldiers are pictured above taking advan-
tage of the modern facilities of the field hospital.
NURSES WHO SERVICE THE OUT-PATIENTS' CLINIC-
These young ladies, all commissioned officers, aid in taking
care of the needs of dependents of service men at the Out-
Free and complete medical attention for dependents
of soldiers is available at the Drew Field Hospital and can
be obtained for the asking.
This was repeated yesterday by Capt. James A. Clapp,
director of the Out-Patients'
Clinic where patients should J
apply. The clinic is located in .
Building X 2 in the base hospital
Captain Clapp has disclosed
that an average of 1,700 patients
are treated at the clinic each
month. During September the .
clinic handled 38 deliveries and
25 operations. New patients are
seen every Monday and the clinic
is open to those who have regis-
tered on Wednesdays, Fridays and .
Saturday. Women are urged to '
be at the clinic by 12:30 p.m. : .. "
NO CHARGEUT PATITS CLINIC
Army medical officers wish to OUT PATIENTS' CLINIC
point out that this type of service DIRECTOR -Capt. James
is absolutely free to dependents A. Clapp directs the Drew
of service men stationed here and clinic offering free medical
that they should make use of it. attention to the dependents
"Recently a private came to me nation to the dependents
and said that his- wife had gone of service rnen.
to a civilian doctor for an ex-
amination," Capt. Clapp said yes- and urinalysis) the bill was $15.
terday. "And this soldier said
that, because of the nature of his "The private told me he could
wife's illness (which included not afford to pay that kind of
X-rays, flueroscope, blood test money, as his wife was in-
cfvIUeo U d in RUm UmEr fu r.
Bomb-a-Dears Score With 1st Tng
By CPL. BERNARD LEVINE
Something ought to be done about this. Cpl. Corn
and Sgt. Griffith were both seen in town sharing the same
gifl, At the same time Sgt. Marchaseli was seen with two
girls. We suggest you fellows get together and try to bal-
Two busses filled with 1st Sig. men rolled into St.
Petersburg the other night, and the town was taken by
storm. We attended the dance given by the Bomb-a-Dears
on the pier, and what a dance it was. We ate, drank, and
really made merry, and there was
never a dull moment. The girls Spec. Serv. O., and his assist-
were swell, and even though some ant, Sgt. Stone for arranging
of the fellows had two left feet this gala" event for us.
they never refused a dance. How- BEAN TOPS WITH M1I
ever what the fellows lacked in Bad news for the Axis depart-
dancing ability, they made up i ment. We have several new ex-
wit, and good fellowship, and the perts with the 30 cal. Ml car-
place was killedd with laughter. bine. They are Cpl. Bean, with
We came back. in the same a score of 185, Pvt. Hohmann 179,
busses singing "When the War Pvt. Estes 178, and Cpl. Eaves
Is Over We'll All Enlist Again," 175. The Axis has some dark
and a good time was had by all. days ahead. The fellows here
We want to thank Lt. Kennedy, are doing their share of bond
buying for the Third War Loan
Drive. Sgt. Callan is leading
with a purchase of a $500 bond.
F/Sgt. Steele bought a $100 bond
and Pvt. Gibson has one more
The smaller purchases are
too numerous to mention. A
great majority of the fellows
have monthly allotments for
bonds, and even though it
means pinching pennies they
realize every bit helps, and
don't mind making a small sac-
rifice, since it may mean going
Man of the week department.
Sgt. Kimmel is our choice this
week to be man of the week. The
quiet unassuming -.rgeant is one
of the nicest fellows we ever
knew. His pleasant manner and
bright smile are enjoyed by ev-
eryone. His spirit is contagious
and it's something we like to
catch. Sgt. Kimmel we salute
After careful consideration,
and much argument, the judges
have chosen Sgt. Griffith as the
best dressed GI in the battalion
ior this week. He doesn't wear
anything but the usual uniform,
but on him it looks good.
Lt. Sylvester, S/4 officer, went
and door' it. He has entered the
happy state of matrimony, and is
enjoying life in Clearwater, with
hi- lovely wife. Congratulations
Pvts. Bayuk and Wilsher of
Pittsburgh feel right at home in
the service record section, with
Cpl. Kohn smoking those big
black cigars. Pvt. Weiner of Chi-
cago says gas masks are a mar-
After having to hike to Kitchen
21 for awhile, eating in Kitchen
23 feels like having our meals
served in bed. Perhaps the walk
didn't do any harm, because the
boys certainly didn't help. the
Axis by wasting food.
cUlrU kc U oIuclUC UbacL IU r Ium-
ther treatment. He didn't know
that the Army has such a. setup
as ours to furnish soldier de-
pendents with free medical at-
For those soldier wives, and
other dependents who need hos-
pitalization, the Army regrets
that there is at present no facili-
ties for providing them hospital-
ization on the field. In such cases
the patients must be taken care
of in civilian hospitals and the
soldier must bear the cost.
In the Out-Patients' Clinic there
are consultation rooms, examina-
tion rooms and a large and airy
Each patient is interviewed
by a medical officer before she
is examined an treated. In case
she must be given medicine this
medicine is given free if the
clinic has such medicine on
hand. If not, the patient is
given a prescription to be filled
at a downtown drug store.
Soldiers, then, urges Captain
Clapp, should feel free to make
use of the clinic and remember
that new patients are seen only
on Monday afternoons.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, TH
Unique Submarine Boats, Bathing, Chalet
S 'bm h
RAINBOW SPRINGS, unique and breathtaking resort on the West Coast of Florida,
.lies 89 miles north of Drew Field on Highway 41. The springs flow at the rate of
550,000,000 gallons each 24 hours. Overlooking the acres of water is a Swiss-type
chalet. The spectacular part of Rainbow Springs is a trip via underwater boats over
the aquatic gardens. Twenty-seven species of plant life are revealed, while thousands
of government protected fish, turtles and alligators move lazily before the glass win-
dows. Cost of the submarine trip is $1.65 with half fares for soldiers. The springs flow
into the Blue Run River, about a mile from the resort. Fishing is good at the head
of the river. Boats and equipment are obtainable at reasonable rates at Dunnellop.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? That's easy for any Drew Field soldier
who would gladly sit in with the lady and balance the canoe. Boating is just one of
the sports at Rainbow Springs. There's swimming in water which has a standing
agreement with the temperature to remain an exhilarating 74 degrees. If you care
to look above the canoe's lone occupant you'll see in the background rolling hills-
yes, Florida hills-caressing a beautiful resort hotel.
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VISITORS FROM DREW FIELD recount their thrills after their underwater ride. Left
to right are Pfc. -Dorothy Nordeen, Mrs. Charleyne Carpenter and Sgt. Bob Carpenter.
They're standing on the deck of an underwater boat which has taken them for a 45-
minute ride along the bottom of the huge spring.
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 6~t 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-59`-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-Lletters 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. 8-
10.:30 a.m-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street.
6:00 p.fn.-FFish 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 pati-o-,orchestra, 506 Madison street; party, Chris-,
tian Service Center, -Tampa and Tyler; bingo, re-
freshments, Navy*Mothers' club, 3051/2 Water street.
8:30 p.m.--Weekly musical, 214 North Boulevard.
Saturday, Oct. 9-
7:00 p.m.--Dance at Elks' club, Florida. and Ma/dison..
Glee club practice.
8:30 p.m.-Musical numbers, 506 Madison street; dance--orches-
tra 214 North boulevard; quiz contest, 607 Twiggs-
Sunday, Oct. 10-
9:30 a.m.--Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street.
9:30 to 11 a.m.--Coffee and doughnuts, 506 Madison.
2:00 p.m,lnter-social club; games.
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-Geet-together, Navy Mothers' club, 3051/2 Water
5:30 p.m.--Songfest and refreshments, First. Methodist church,
Florida and Tyler.
6:00 p.m.-VVictory 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.-VVesper 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.-S'ingaree 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.-IInformal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa ai
Monday, Oct. 11-
7:00 p.m.--Classical music, 607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.--Symphoulic 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. 12-
S12:00 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.
8:60 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler;
French conversational instruction, 607 Twiggs street;
bingo, 214 North Boulevard.
8:15 p.m.-DDance, 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.mEducational movie, 214 North Boulevard.
Wednesday, Oct. 13-
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.-AArthur 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.-FFeature movie, 214 North Boulevard; Camera club,
214 North Boulevard.
9:15 p.m.--Square dancing, 607 Twiggs.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
.tFeature Soldier's Rainbow Springs Trip
By BOB HAWK
: .1. How many of these state-
ments are true:
| There is no silver in quick-
1'iThere is no lead in an ordinary
i.'There is no nickel in pumper-
;2. Are there nearer 100, 50 or
10 breeds of dogs?
:3. In what unusual abode did
Diogenes live for a time?
S4. Who had more wives-Blue-
beard or Henry the VIII?
5. uZuch state is known as the
6. i ie average drug store
usually does nearer five, 15 or
o0 per cent of its business at the
7 Which one of the following
elegrams would war restrictions
prohibit your sending to anyone
n this country?
Best wishes on your wedding
It's a boy.
Placi 200 to win on Noseaway.
8. If you are walking down the
street with a friend and she runs
tto a girl friend of hers whom
ou do not know, should you
.-stand and wait for an introduc-
tion, or should you saunter on?
S9. Give three meanings of the
10. If you wished to obtain the
best results in dishwashing, in
~hat order would you do dishes,
silver and glasses?
S' (Answers on page 12)
I John Darling Lodge, F. and
M., 610 MIadison street, Tampa,
extends fraternal greeting and
-welcome to all tMason brothers.
n inv\itati,,n i? extended to at-
end the w.eekly Wednesday night
n "Main Bev. and
.Clothing .... 2nd & Ave. F
yfamin Mdse, and Spec.
-Order Dept.....2nd & Ave. F
S*'o1 ...........8th & Ave. A
2 ........Area F on Ave. J
S 3 ........... 8th & Ave. H
:Q,5b. 4 ......... E-lst & Ave. L
S ..... 5 ........Camp DeSoto
: 0N. 6 ...........Plant Field
8 ........... .4th &,Ave. L
''. 9 .........Hosp. Area-B-10
N. 10 ............1st & Ave. J
o. 11 ..........2nd & Ave. M.
S 12 .............Flight Line
; '0. 15 ............. WAC Area
Sd F. C. :. .......3 F. C. Hq.
: 'lling Sta...Ave. J at E. Fence
"-wBranches with Soda Fountains
',Ior Beer Gardens.
:MIonday through Saturday, 7:05
;' M.-WFLA-Drew Field Rev-
;.I*onday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
:':hie Right Answer or Else.
' Tuesday, 6:30 P.M.-WFLA-
: 'llc e Squadronaires.
Thursday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
69tl~ Air Force Band.
: Thursday, 8:30 to 10 P.M.-
:-WDAE-Music, Mirth and Mad-
*Saturday, 8:30 P.M.-WFLA-
ings and Flashes.
.IER CRASHES, SEES NAZI
IDS HE'S IN ALLIED CAMP
'SICILY- (CNS) -When F/O
Iaurice L. Plummer of Indian-
blis crash landed his plane in
ae open field here two men in
German uniforms rushed up to
him. Plummer thought he'd been
capturedd but the Germans said
io. They led him to a farmhouse
where he found he had landed in
an Allied camp for Axis. pris-
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS, Nos. 1 and 4
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9-"Sweet Rosie O'Grady," Betty
Grable and Robert Young; "This Is America;" RKO Pathe News.
Sunday, Oct. 10-"Claudia," Dorothy Maguire, Robert Young, Ina
Claire; Sports Parade; Walt Disney cartoon.
Monday, Oct. 11-"Holy Matrimony," Gracie Fields,_ Monty
Woolley; "Scrap Happy," Popeye.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 12-13-"A Lady Takes a Chance,"
Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger; "The War;" RKO.
Thursday, Oct. 14-"Submarine Alert," Richard Arlen and
Wendy Barrie; "The Good Fellows," Cecil Kellaway and Mabel Paige.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3
Saturday, Oct. 9-"Holy Matrimony," Gracie Fields, Monty
Woolley; "Scrap Happy," Popeye.
Sunday and Monday, Oct. 10-11-"A Lady Takes a Chance,"
Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger; "The War," RKO
Tuesday, Oct. 12-"Submarine Alert," Richard Arlen, Wendy
Barrie; "The Good Fellows," Cecil Kellaway and Mabel Paige.
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 13-14-"Thank Your Lucky
Stars," all-star cast; RKO news.
Friday, Oct. 15-"Hostages," Louise Rainer, Paul Lucas, Wil-
liam Bendix; Unusual Occupations; "Speaking of Animals." >
RECREATION BUILDING No. 1 '*.
Friday, Oct. 8, 8:15 p.m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents.
Saturday, Oct. 9, 8:15 p.m.-USO Camp Show.
Sunday, Oct. 10, 8:15 p.m.-A. W. Melody Hour.
Monday, Oct. 11, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answer or Else; 9 p.m., Sol-
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 9:00 p.m.-Marion Lohrig.
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 8:15 p.m.-Dress Rehearsal.
Thursday, Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m.-Music, Mirth and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB
Friday, Oct. 8, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Saturday, Oct. 9, 8:30 p.m.-Bingo.
Sunday, Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m.-Musicale.
Monday, Oct. 11, 8:15 p.m,-Dance.
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Music.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Thursday, Oct. 14, 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 batters. 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.
Thursday, Oct. 7-
8:00-10:30 p.m.-Dance, New Jersey night, Dick Spencer's
orchestra; (A Long Distance Telephone Call for
Friday, Oct. 8-
7:30-9:00 p.m.-The Music Hour listen to your favorite
Special party, dance, orchestra. Prize-PIER CENTER.
Saturday, Oct. 9-
1:00- 6: p.m-Listen to your favorite football game.
7:00-10:00 p.m.-Games, pool, ping pong, checkers.
8 p.m.-Dance at Pier.
Sunday, Oct. 10-
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.-The Sunday morning leisure hour.
2:30-5:00 p.m.-Tea dance, Dick Spencer's orchestra.
3 p.m.-Becky Cox will draw your portrait, HOME CENTER.
4:30-7:00 p.m.-Snack supper.
5 p.m.-Canteen Supper. Home-cooked food. HOME CENTER.
7 p.m.-Informal party, singing, refreshments. PIER CENTER.
Monday, Oct. 11-
7:30 p.m.-Square dancing-Hillbilly music. PIER CENTER.
7:30-8:30 p.m.-Dance instructions, Ralph Case, instructor;
(learn the latest steps and dances).
8:30-9:30 p.m.-Informal dancing.
Tuesday, Oct. 12-
7:30 p.m.-Bridge and prizes. PIER CENTER.
Wednesday, Oct. 13-
7:30-9:00 p.m.-Bingo, prizes lots of fun, Service Men's wives
WIVES' CLUB-Luncheon every Wednesday, 12 o'clock noon at
Detroit hotel. Service men's wives invited.
Thursday, Oct. 14-
8:00-10:30 p.m.-Dance, Virginia night, Dick Spencer's orches-
tra; (Long Distance Telephone call to lucky man).
St. Petersburg Spa Pool has been reconditioned and is now
open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. .The City Recrea-
tion Department is offering special rates to all men in uniform.
LOUNGE, 601 Cleveland (across from the Capital 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.
., .- E:
CROCODILES belong out of this world in the opinion of
these onlookers who are glad the big boy in the black
suitcase is not out of that cage. Rainbow Springs has
scores of huge crocks inside its zoo. Also well isolated are
some six-foot black moccasin snakes. Left to right are
pictured Mrs. A. C. Williams, caretaker in the absence,
of her son, Cpl. Harold C. Williams; Pfc. Dorothy Nor-
deen, Drew WAC; Mrs. Charleyne Carpenter and Sgt.
THE WATER at Rainbow Springs, so they say, never
changes from an even 74 degrees. The water, so we say,
will increase in temperature once Drew WAC Dorothy
Nordeen unwinds from the post and dives wet-ward. A
bathhouse is available at nominal charge for those who
bring their sctnties. Looking on regretfully because they
forgot their suits are soldier and wife catalogued in the
INSIDE VIEW of the underwater boat doesn't mean so
much for readers. Just go and see for yourself and you'll
cut out this snap and pin it in your "must" album. Thou-
sands of fish, ranging from 14-pound bass to blue shad to
shellcrackers to monster leopard garfish to make a fish-
erman gnash his teeth. These lucky individuals are
watching the fish go by like cars leaving a Rose Bowl
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
'WAC Takes Over
Of Link Trainer
"Gosh-the WACs are taking over everywhere!"
exclaimed a startled private from the link trainer depart-
nient, as T/5 Madeline E. Rinker took her place there as
a student this week.
"Well no, I haven't had any radio experience,"
Madeline calmly told her commanding officer when she
applied for the hitherto strictly
"But I'm awfully anxious to
learn, and I'm sure I'd be good at .
She explained that a friend in
Reading,. Pa., a& flight instructor,
had mentioned instrument flying
to her many times. ;When she left
her bookkeeping job to become a
WAAC, Madeline immediately re-
quested that she be placed in a
link trainer department. "And
I just kept haunting my com-
manding officers until I got it!"
At the link trainer department,
Madeline is enjoying her status
of "guinea pig." Because she is
the first WAC to take this special
type of technical training, T/5
Rinker receives a great deal of
attention and additional instruc-
tion. If Madeline makes good, she
will be followed by many other
Madeline, who has just arrived
at Drew from Harding Field,
Baton Rouge, La., is enthusiastic
about the possibilities of a future
T/5 MADELINE E. RINKER
in instrumental flying. Capt.
Joseph Schreck, Base Technical
Inspector, is watching her prog-
ress with interest.
"In a very few weeks, she will
be a topnotch radio operator," he
stated. "I hope that we will be
able to send her on to school. If
she graduates as link trainer in-
structor, she will open the way to
many more WAC technical spe-
cialists in many fields."
'Friendly' Shells Burst
About Veteran RAF Flier
Now at Camp Weatherford
By S/SGT. FRANCIS E. NOWICKI
"Mistakenly shelled by a destroyer of a friendly nation
while on a mission with the RAF over the English Channel
and reviewed by King George and Queen Elizabeth, are
among the experiences of Second
Lt. Joseph C. Kaltenbach Jr., now very rugged and efficient organi-
stationed at Camp Weatherford. zatioh.
Lt. Kaltenbach recently re- On the flying boat he said the
turned from England after spend- On the flying boat he said the
ing a year with the Royal Air skipper was British; the first
Force as a radio officer and mili- pilot was South African; the
tary observer, second pilot a Rhodesian; the
ary navigator a Canadian; the tail-
IRISH GkAD gunner an Aussie, and other
Hailing from Wheeling, W. Va., members of the crew were
he attended Central High School Irish, Indian and Anzac. Lieu-
and graduated from the Univer- tenant Kaltenbach ilso com-
sity of Notre Dame in June, 1941. manded an RAF installation
unit and worked with a tough
While at college he partici- commando outfit.
pated in boxing and freshman
football. It was here that Lieu- He holds the American De-
tenant Kaltenbach took inter- fense, Ribbon, European Theater
est in radio when he was chosen Ribbon and Radio Observer Wings
to be student assistant on the (Royal Air Force designation).
atom smasher a, Notre Dame.
Lieutenant Kaltenbach went in MARINES PICK 'EM YOUNG
1941 to England as a radio and EL TORO, Calif. (CNS) -
military observer. Waving away older stars "be-
"ALL-NATION" CREW cause this war is liable to last a
He praises the English people long time" Marines stationed
and the RAF very highly and here have named Shirley Temple
states that the RAF is really a as their official kid sister.
On these fall mornings, when
the bed feels especially good, out
of the dark quiet come the ringing
notes of "First Call."
From then .until "Taps" the
boys in the Public Address sys-
tem are on the job. The many
calls of an Army day are fully
covered by this, another special-
ized service performed by mem-
bers of the 853rd Signal Service,
for this base.
Although we all gripe about
"getting up in the middle of the
night," we all realize that the
seriousness of our task makes
it a necessity. So therefore,
these 1943 buglers do not have
the personal feeling directed to-
ward them that has been ex-
pressed by military .personnel
toward the bugler in the past..
Don't get the .idea that just
blowing a series of bugle calls
represents their entire work. At
noon and afternoon fatigue recall,
music is played on the P. A. sys-
All public announcements are
also made by this agency, and
many an otherwise unannounced
show or feature of special serv-
ices has been broadcast by these
In any case of emergency, such
as an alert or air raid, the P. A.
would be the method of acquaint-
ing us. Keeping the intricate
mechanism always in tiptop shape
for any contingency, requires 24-
hour a day alertness on the part
of the men.
The personnel consists of Pfc.
Wilson, ably abetted by Pfc. I. N.
Parlier and Pvt. Victor Pachol-
The "Chicago Terror" Pachol-
ski can be easily distinguished
on his frequent appearances at
the "mike" by his Joe Hum-
As for Parlier, Chaplain
Charlie's presence gives the
necessary touch of dignity to
this trio. John "Horseshoes'
Wilson is rapidly extending his
proficiences in the "Barnyard
Plans are progressing for our
beer party, and by the time the
next issue of the Echoes hits the
street all the details will be an-
nounced. The boys were really
swell about participating, and we
all look forward to a "large"
Pvt. Arthur "Junior" Wilcox
returned from the wilds of Sal-
amanca. The writer must ad-
mit that they have some swell
cooks up there. "Atta Boy Jun-
ior" just let those jars of home-
cooked chicken keep coming.
Pfc. Peter "Pat" Patterson and
T5 Harvey "Shiek" Pohler also
returned from furlourh.
The big news of the week: Cpl.
Howard "Soupy" Campbell went
and "dood" it. After keeping it
a secret for a few .days, it finally
leaked out that he and his "sugar
department" took the well-known
"Walk down the aisle." Happy
days to you both "Soupy," and
we know that Johns pass loss
will be your again.
By S/SGT. DONALD E. UTT
Base S-3 Office
This installment discusses the methods of camouflaging
airdromes, landing strips and other installations against
Normally, gun positions consist of sunken emplace-
ments or parapets built up around the weapon, or a com-
bination of the two. Whether you are armed with .30 or
.50 caliber machine-guns, 33 mm. automatic cannon, 90 mm.
guns, or 155 mm. howitzers, you must work to keep them
from being observed. Dig in, and make it a good job.
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To protect your installation effectively dig an emplace-
ment, remove all spoil and do not change the natural ap-
pearance of the terrain. To hide a .30-caliber machine-gun,
a fish net, about 14 feet square and garnished to blend with
the terrain and held up with poles 6r branches is effective.
It is virtually indistinguishable from 30 feet. If you have
more time, build a flat top with chicken wire and garnish
it as you would the fish net.
There are several ways to conceal a .50-caliber anti-
aircraft machine-gun. One is to hide it in a dummy house
about 25 feet square and six to eight feet high. The house
has a sliding roof, which allows a quick opening embrasure.
The position of your emplacement also should be cam-
ouflaged. Be certain to avoid landmarks such as bends in
rivers, peninsulas, lone trees and road intersections. Build
a dummy installation about a quarter mile from your real
installation to draw enemy fire.
Always be governed by natural surroundings. Natural
cover should always be used when available. Use common
sense and never forget the basic principles of camouflage
discipline, methods of deceiving, blending and hiding.
It is easy to see how one individual, ignorant of the principals
of camouflage, can expose himself, his comrades, his equipment,
and even the plans of his commander to unnecessary risk of attack
You may say, "Why the heck doesn't somebody sit down and
write a list of camouflage principals or rules and give each soldier
a list?" Fellows, even after two weeks of camouflage training at
the Third Air Force Camouflage School you decide that "the more
you know about the subject of camouflage the less you know."
USE OLD HEAD
It's the application of common sense plus our own inborn nat-
ural instincts. Remember the Trojan Horse, the moving forest in
"Macbeth" and our own early American pioneers, scouting, stalking
and taking full advantage of natural concealment and cover. You
soldiers have the natural inborn ability and heritage of common
sense and adaptability which has already been proven in our pres-
SOME DON'TS AND DO'S"
Don't permit a road or a trail to come to an end at a concealed
Don't congregate in the open.
Don't expose lights at. night.
Don't leave vehicles in the open.
Don't. over-camouflage your vehicle.
Don't be careless.
Do use existing roads. Traffic here will not leave noticeable
Do make full use of natural cover. Use ditches, hedges, edges
of woods, folds in the ground, etc.
Do keep in shadows. The enemy can't take pictures or see in
Do keep good camouflage discipline.
Next week we will cover heavy and light weapons, and gi-,
you some tips on your anti-aircraft guns.
903rd Says Swanson Sewed Up
By CPL. A. ALLAN HARLAN
An amusing pantomime
suggestive of "Fireman,
Save My. Child," was recently
enacted by Pvt. Stewart
Swanson of the 903 QMC.
The curtain rises on a scene
of intense activity. Swanson
is having a terrible time get-
ting dressed at the last min-
ute for roll call. He reaches
for his fatigue pants, attempting
One leg gets through, wow!
What stopped the other? It is
bent like a pretzel and jammed
half way through. The lower
half of the trouser leg dangles as
Swanson begins to do a balancing
act, trying with frantic effort to
push the foot to the bottom.
Meanwhile, sleepy soldiers are
filing out of the barracks. Lean-
ing against the bed post, he
spends a few fleeting seconds to
inspect the trouser leg and, dis-
covers that someone has sewed
it together below the knee.
With renewed vigor, he rips
thread and cloth, forcing an open-
ing with his number ten. He
reaches for his fatigue hat, finds
it sewed to his blouse. Our
habitually mild mannered Swan-
son is boiling with anger as he
dashes down the steps, next to
the last man out. During exer-
cises he does a lot of scratching,
for someone had taken clippings
from a hair cut and put them in
The .curtain falls just as Swan-
son is ready to maim Pfc. Albert
Accuri, for it was he, Swanson
recalled, who followed him out
of the barracks-looking like the
cat that had just eaten the canary.
Pvt. Francis Selva, from the
western part of Massachusetts,
formerly played the clarinet
and saxaphone, but is now co-
fining his musical talent to
shower room opera.
A record attendance of QM men
was observed Sept. 30 in the
ticket line that trailed almost to
the Service club. Harry James
and Lucille Ball were the mag-
netic attraction featured at the
local drama house.
Wedding bells rang for Lt. War-
ren E. Houghton while on fur-
lough at Brockton, Mass. He has
returned to this base with his
very charming bride. The QM
wishes you every happiness, lieu-
tenant, and welcomes the Mrs.
into our midst.
Platoon II must be having a
feud. What else could induce them
to play volleyball each evening
till dark? Notice Sgt. Simpson,
Cpl. Ratliff, and several others
playing with determination.for a
showdown. The final score is not
yet available for publication.
Latest happenings in 903rd
Orderly Room T/5 James
(Alibi) Burns buzzed down to
to Miami to rest up over the
week-end Pvt. L. Sikes,
personnel clerk of the 922nd
Boat Company, likes his new
home at Rocky Point T/5
Paul Brant has his new office
in the former supply toom of
the 828 Guard Squadron.
First Sgt. Aycock and T/5
Hatchat went down to watch box-
ing at the Armory. They got a
bang out of "Popeye" and said
the band really gave out in a
grand way. Cpl. Ratliff-don't
kn9w much about him, but you
may rest assured he still likes the
girl friend, VERY MUCH.
KP GIVES SNAPPY
BUT COSTLY SALUTE
CAMP STONEHAM, Calif.-
(CNS)-Making a medical in-
spection of a Service club here,
Brig. Gen. Wallace De, Witt
walked into the cafeteria kitchen.
He almost bowled over a GI who
was carrying 25 dishes. The jeep
spotted that silver star on the
general's shoulder and without a
moment's hesitation he snapped
to attention and dropped the
DISABLED BUY BONDS
-A line of bandaged men, some
on crutches, filed by the bond
booth to subscribe $63,000 at
Billings General hospital here re-
cently. A total of 10.2% of gross
base pay and certified disability
discharge bonus pay was invested
by the men during the Third War
Loan drive. The hospital bond
rally was conducted at the men's
own suggestion, Col. Guy A.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, ThURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
503d SAW Swings
To Jive, Gayety
As WACs Do Part
By SGT. JOSEPH L. ALDINI
The only ones who had any regrets were those who
failed to attend the party given by companies of the 503rd
Regiment, on September 27.
Heading the list of guests was
Lt. Col. Evans, the Regiment's honors to win the waltzing con-
Commanding Officer. Rec. Hall test. He was so graceful some
No. 2 was a gay spot and the of the boys were tempted to
WACs of Drew and Benjamin ask him for the next danoe.
Fields came through with flying
colors to make the boys feel that A tremendous gratitude is felt
were attending that Satur- by all to the chairman and or-
Snight party in their old home ganizer, Lt. John Valenti and
",..n. nhis associates Captain Johnson,
F/Sgt. Smith, the dapper, tall, and Lts. Erickson, McCormick,
dark and handsome big wheel Schwab, Bradlin and Levy for
with a wave in his hair, had all making a happy and long-to-,be-
the lovelies swooning with his remembered evening of real fun.
charm and that Pepsodent Smile.
Rumors were that he and T/5
SSteve Parish had spent the earlier
part of the day in one of the
local beauty salons. Whoops, my
A Conga line was led by Lt.
Miller and Cpl. "Madame La
Zonga" Humphries that made
the belles bells ring. The line
was so long that by the time
the sways and movements at
the end of the line were car-
ried out by S/Sgt. Tio and his
fair miss, he felt like a damsel
If you hear madhouse noises
down in Tampa, it was Pfc. Allan
Conkling, M. C., and Impresario
of the Guitar.
CORN ON COB
He could tell them. "Did you
get the one about the traveling
salesman and the farmer's daugh-
ter?" asked T/Sgt. Kosinski of
T/4 Holley, and he burst out in
such laughter that his toupee be-
came a beard.
T/4 Reubin Tobin took the
At Drew School
Language courses in Spanish,
French, German, Russian and
Italian are now being given free
to soldiers of Drew, Lt. George
Sinclair, Special Service Officer
of the Second Training Battalion
The five languages are taught
two evenings a week with stream-
lined methods of instruction mak-
ing it possible for students to
learn rudiments of speech within
a reasonably short time, Lt. Sin-
Soldiers interested should con-
tact the Special Service office of
Expert linguists who feel quali-
fied to act as instructors are also
urged by Lt. Sinclair to volunteer
HAILS NAPLES' FALL
By S/SGT. FRANCIS E. NOWICKI
Front page news of the taking of Naples has a double
meaning to Pvt. Joseph W. Marisca, Camp Weatherford
soldier, who was a prisoner in that city for several months
and experienced many sleepless
nights when RAF planes bombed tearing explosions, which knocked
the Italian port. me clear across the hall. The
Marisca was studying music in wall plaster scattered everywhere
Naples when the United States and the house shook as if hit, by
declared war on the Axis. His an earthquake. I was certain that
visa was canceled and he was the end was near as I lay half
kept under constant surveillance dazed in the dark. However, my
until. May, 1942, when diplomatic luck and prayers won out."
exchange of prisoners was made.
A slim, quiet soldier, Private
Marisca rarely speaks of those
months under the terrific aerial
bombardment, but his eyes mir- Perm ane
ror the horror he has lived
through. He .witnessed and By SGT. ALVI
survived 77 shattering raids on Maybe it was the early h
this city around which today Bahan unable to read the lis
the American and British
armies are driving the Germans ing the boys at the bi-weekl
backward. He saw homes lev- ported his name to Al after p
eled to rubble and people killed Meanwhile Al scanned the
nd wounded as the RAF's squadron roster. Unable to find
.,k-busters Fileft their mark Art's name, he said: "You a new
\y this Facist city, man in the squadron?" (Writer's
The city, he said, is equipped comment:Art's been a permanent
with many natural air raid shel- fixture in the outfit for over
ters-caverns dug centuries ago two years.)
in the solid rock upon which most Congratulations this week to...
of the houses are built. He told Cpl. and Mrs. Joseph Commer-
of spending hour after hour in ford. The baby's name is Joseph
them listening to the bomb bursts, John Commerford Jr. Maj.
vainly trying to catch some sleep Ray B. Roshon and A-l's Capt.
on the wet rocks. Frederick Smith upon their prl-
"It was in November, 1941," motions. That makes two "Cap-
he declared, "that the RAF came tain Smiths" in Hq. now.
back to the attack. four nights in CIGAR DYNAMITE
.a row. No one slept. Almost as
soon as the 'all-clear' sounded, the Incidentally, Major Roshon left
British planes were sighted once us for Third Air Force. Before
again, and everyone dashed for he did, he passed out promotion
the shelters. cigars. Jack (Baby Face) Hovey
"On the fourth night I was in accepted one. Perkins, Brown
myrooms, on the second floor and Nolan reported "Baby Face"
feverish and tired, believing as turning an ashen gray after
that we were at last in for a the first couple of puffs.
let-up. I had just about fallen Wonder what Herm Cohn is
asleep when the sirens shrieked going to do, now that his local
like mad. Suddenly the anti- flame is on a two-week vaca-
aircraft guns opened up and, tion in Cincinnati?
since the shelter was a little Here's hoping "bull gang" boss
distance down the street, I was Frankhouse Shields keeps up the
forced to cling to a banister in Squadron real estate while War-
the hallway, rant Officer George Owens ab-
"Suddenly two piercing whis- sorbs that knowledge while at-
ties joined in harmony and an tending instructors' school in
instant later I heard two shat- aerial gunnery at Ft. Myers.
SERGEANT, CANCEL THAT ORDER FOR MESS KITS
TAMPA TROLLEY RIDE
THEME OF 69TH SONG
By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
Riding the Ross Avenue trolley (on "sight-seeing trips")
was Cpl. Russ Hoier's inspiration for an original number
called "Ross Crosstown." Sgt. Gordon Booth's Dance or-
chestra is featuring Russ' clever arrangement of the ditty.
Sgt. Will Krewson and Cpl. Joe Wright both left on
furloughs this week. Willie is going to Philadelphia, and
Joe to Douglas, Ariz.-both are
traveling by way of Chicago. days (no apologies to the artists
They say Chicago is a short-cut currently holding sway as French
to their destinations, at this may Horn players), sends his regards
be the climax to that "Double- to the gang and advises us of his
Wedding Bells" rumor of the past new address. Good luck, SIR.
summer. Aviation Student "Hector"
NEWCOMERS Spector, glockenspieler extraor-
And speaking of "Off the Post" dinary and classy pianist, has also
bandsmen, Pvt Marvin E. Walker had a change of address-from
bandsmen, Pvt. Marvin E. Walker Miami, Fla., to Stevens Point,
lost no time in joining the ranks iam.i, la., to Stevens Point,
of Separate Rationists-the Mrs.
arrived from Cincinnati, within LONG TOSS
two weeks after Marvin joined He's attending pre-flight classes
the band; now Pfc. Harry C. Wil- at a co-ed college there-still, he
liams (daddy of two red-headed insists that it's the scarcity of
"daughter" children) has some mess kits and not the abundance
ne.. neighbors out Memorial of femininity that makes the
Highway. ,l nlace a Shangri-LaT.a Hector is
Pfc. Waldo Bettman's recent-
ly acquired zest for athletics
may yet prove his undoing.
Waldo disrupts the entire phy-
sical training program (to say
nothing of the personal chagrin
he must suffer) each time those
languid "tailor-made" trunks
Sof his slip down over the toes
of the size 12 GI shoes which
complete his athletic regalia'
."during the heat of battle."'
Maybe a pair of suspenders
would help, Waldo?
Recent -efters from a couple
of 69th AAF Band alumni were
most welcome. Lt. Joseph Regis
Jr., whose performance in our
horn section is sadly missed these
"staff pianist" for the weekly
cadet broadcasts. Pfc. Bob Lud-
wig wouldn't mind being at Ste-
vens Point-he says it is only a
stone's throw from his home in
Oconomowoc (that is, if you can
throw a stone a hundred miles).
The Medics are becoming a
most reliable weather barome-
ter. Anytime they schedule a
review you can bet on rain.
However, the. rain checks on
last Saturday's review of the
Nurses Corps provided an ex-
cuse for an impromptu concert
in the Nurses' Day Room. Free
"cokes" and a good time was
had by all Gee, we hope it
rains again the next tinme we
are out,in the Station Hospital-
The drastic scarcity of
supplies threatens the well
being of the ladies in Sig.
Sup. to degrees unknown.
The question they're askin'
is, "Why can't we be fur-
nished the same accommo-
dations offered everybody
else in Sub-Depot?"
Here's one for the books, peo-
ple. "Colonel Joe," a creation re-
sulting from the ingenius efforts
of Carmen Dorsey, Louie Cheru-
bin and Bill, Latimore, class 13
storekeepers in S. D. Sup.,, took
a trip to St. Pete to sell War
It's kinda hard to say just who
"Colonel Joe" is. He consists of
the complete attire of a flier's
winter clothing, stuffed with pa-
per and bears the rank of full
All the females in Sup. had
the pleasure of meeting "Colo-
nel Joe," and the only beef they
made was regarding the fact
that he's not quite tall enough.
Just a bit of chatter about this
'an that:-Marion Ward and Mr.
and Mrs. Dick Smith in company'
with a few other socialites of S. D.
weht moral building' at St. Pete's
Chatterbox the other nite.
They claim the little venture
was within regulations you
know, upon leaving S. D., forget
all about it. Casey, Headquarters'
potential WAVE, rides to work
with what is generally known as
What the guys can't figure out
is why Casey insists upon sitting
on the same. fella's lap every
morning, which substantiates the
fact that Ted Griffith has a hard
time keeping his trousers pressed.
Signal Sup. went to a party at
the St. Pete Beach home of Mrs.
Helen P. McBride the other nite
-some more moral building .
Helen is a congenial hostess
and everyone had a swell time.
Bill Henrie, former Sig. Sup.
employee, returned last week
but not to go to work-he was
merely visiting. Could it be
that Roselind Palmer's mind is
haunted with thoughts of a cer-
tain lieutenant in AWUTC?
Vut's de score, Rosey, vedding
bells soon maybe???
,nt 3AF Fixture 'Unknown
N M. AMSTER selves proud turning out that
hour of 6 A. M. that made Al good chow. Thanks, fellows. We
hope it keeps up that way. Say,
It. Capt. Wallace was check- how's about giving us a little
y physical. Art Riddick re- gossip when you see us going
>asphsd bc + t dc through the chowline the fourth
passedd by the captain, time one of these days.
Did you hear Carl Kehr trying sn T
to appear incognito behind a pair Isnt it possible for the phone
of sunglasses at one of the ori- company to install more pay sta-
entation movies? They must give tons and soundproof booths
the films a fourth-dimensional throughout the Base and espec-
effect. ially at the Service club? Surely
-Flood at Hq.? '-You bet. Post Drew is big enough to warrant
Engineers finally removed that additional service, and especially
wash basin from the Publications for long distance calls.
Office. Someone forgot to throw, Ray Laliberte is the boy we
the switch. Result, James and meant to write about last week
Charlie Taylor were busy mop-who called the Base Chaplain and
ping up aisles asked for the whereabouts of Ray
F air warning boys Harmon. We mixed Laliberte up
Fair warning boys from pith Claude Michaud a fellow
F/Sgt. Gosselin. "Wah Wah" Frenchyfrom Maine.
Celardo restricted to the Base
for one week because he failed Captain Sharkey and Jim
to read the bulletin board.- Wight are really fixing up the
You don't have to ask this Conference Room. Up-to-date
writer if he was glad to see his maps and photographs all over.
partner Mal Holden return (Captain Sharkey, a suggestion.
from furlough? Another ex-fur- Better learn new tactics in
lougher, back from our home mooching supplies from A-4.
town of Cleveland, Ohio, was It seems the boys in the sec-
artist Bernardo Schmittke. Sam tion make themselves scarce
Duke hasn't -aid much about when they see you approach-
his furlough to New York. ing.)
Joe Rarus leaves on furlough All Hq. note: Joe Rarus'
next week. Going home, to cele- 8 Aly eromi open daily from
brate his birthday, one year of
marital bliss (whatever that is?), Welcome to all those newcomers
and two years as a GI. from other outfits who joined
So far Lieutenant Bohannon's 3FC last week. Of course, it goes
and Mess Sgt. Blanchard's boys without saying, Upper B-1 is the
in the Mess Hall have done them- best bay of all.
The boys in Message Center
have stirred up interest in foot-
ball by weekly pools. Pete Washe
collected the first pYot of $2. Mrs.
O'Brien is anxious for A-4 to get
started on the World Series pool.
Ed Curley is a firm believer
in the power of the press and of
course the Drew Field Echoes.
He sold his bike through a FREE
(adv't.) Want Ad.
So they came back to Drew
after celebraitng .some guy's
birthday. They stood there, Gene
Morse, "Umbriogoh" and Dick
How come that all the Hq.
gals are forever beating a path
to Earl Duncan? Couldn't it
be he's a USO Commando? Or
that he knows how to make
coffee? Sigh. Must be ivunner-
ful to be such a heart throb-
bing Casanova, Earl?
Lucky fellows in Central
Files. Miss McWilliams always
watching out for "her boys."
Giving that free motherly ad-
vice we all need so badly.
Wonder where Ed Sitarz dug
up those fancy names for the
Squadron volleyball teams? Last
reports says the "R. P.'s" (offi-
cial name censored), leading the
league, or something.
Playboys at Sulphur Springs
out wolfing. Wahl and Joyner
were seen making up with some
gal there who could have passed
for "Miss America of 1852." Well,
all right, "Miss America of 1899"
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
2AW Beams Out
Behind the News
And Lists Gossip
By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR.
Comes now the "dirty dirt" .. this correspondent, for-
merly of "What's New"' scoops, now takes over the "behind
the scenes" activity of the 2nd Training battalion.
Glancing about Headquarters,
the Shipping and Receiving sec- been changed to "You are as
tion seems to be on the hustle wet is a Drew Field Parade."
again. Leastwise Cpl. Phil Lavoie
gave us that impression as he The 2nd Training battalion is
made an "urgent" phone call. grateful to Laura Merle Sewell,
All cracks put aside, that is one Margaret Sewell, and the Bartow
rushed outfit to work in. Lt. Public Library for the generous
Hayes and his staff of T/4 Alex- donation of books for use in our
ander, Cpl. Lavoie and T/5 Ben Day Rooms. It is a gift that
Edwards really are on the hop is useful and fully appreciated
with the "incoming and outgoing by the boys.
tide." Headquarters and Headquarters'
omrann mnrroved to a new location
VOICE OF VOICES
The voice of T/Sgt. Jay P.
Head of the 563rd has now be-
come a reveille memory" .yet
this morning when the usual
"all right all right, every-
body up" was not heard by this
correspondent, somehow or an-
other the sharp word "GAS"
really did wake us up! What
a dive for gas masks wow!
Guess we can beat the "girl"
back home who cries herself to
sleep (I wonder) when we say
we wake with a tear in our
eye! .. record reached this
morning in time elapsed in
In the 748th SAW Co., Sgt.
George Olsen is the first man
in line for mail call .... could
be those "two letters"/ a week
from Illinois. 'He claims he
gets from two to three a week
yet Sgt. 0. Anderson of the
746th has a wink as Olsen in-
forms us of his mail ... Andy
ought to know!
Chatting about mail takes us
to the 766th where Pvt. Estille
keeps the "sugar reports" coming
T/5 Bob Foregrave of the Lo-
cator Section here in Headquar-
ters wants a football replay next
week, using the men of the
outfits. He also informs us that
we must use Ohio State in. the
replay. Was that a requestt or
an order?" is what I must find
When it comes to dirt, T/5
Shapiro is the man vre got to
get on the beam with. If I
tail that guy for an hour or so
Between now and next week's
deadline, I'll guarantee that
this will put Winchell on the
Direct from 2nd Trng. Bn.
men: Remember the ol' saying,
"You're all wet?" Well, it's
last week. The outfit is now
situated in the 3A block in the
vicinity of 1st & M. This makes
for a shorter, distance between
barracks and Battalion headquar-
Armistice Day Birthday
Makes GI a 'Good Omen'
CAMP STEWART, Ga.-(CNS)
-A campwide celebration is
planned here on Pvt. Kenneth
Armistice Marriott's birthday.
Pvt. Marriott is considered a
"good omen" in his battery be-
cause he was born Nov. 11, 1919
and was named Armistice in com-
memoration of the ending of the
first World War.
1. All of these statements are
true; ordinary pencil lead is made
of graphite and clay; quicksilver
is mercury; pumpernickel is a
2. 100 (109 to be exact).
3. A bath tub.
4. Bluebeard, who had 7; Henry
VIII had 6.
6. Fifteen per cent.
7. The first one. No congratu-
latory telegrams may be sent in
this country for the duration.
8. You should saunter on.
9. To utter a short, loud ex-
plosive noise as a dog; to shout or
speak sharply; to scrape off the
skin; to bark one's shin;' the cover-
ing of a tree; a small sailing ves-
sel or boat; bark is a reddish,
brown color-mocha, algerian;-to
treat with bark-to tan; to strip
the bark from-to peel; to cover
with bark-to bark the roof.
10. Glasses first, then silver and
By T/5 JACOB WEIDENBAUM
588 Signal AW Battalion
For the -past week, headquar-
ters has reminded me of a well
ordered industrial plant. There
has been continuous action in
every section .and lights have
been burning until" morning
The writer has felt for some
time that the men at Drew Field
know little or nothing about the
splendid schools which are located
here. These schools are operated
by AWUTC through this battal-
ion; the chief executive officer of
these schools is Lt. Col. Ralph P.
Stiehl, commanding officer of the
588 Signal AW Battalion.
The Information Center School,
which is headed by Capt. Frank
B. Morgan, gives courses in plot-
ting, filtering, drafting, ground
observer and special ground ob-
servers' instructors course. It is
interesting to note. that the fil-
terers' course is the only one
given in the entire United States.
A number of the students are
commissioned officers; included
in this group are four WACs and
Once more, it is my 'pleasure to
report promotions. The list of
enlisted men with their new
grades, home community and
state is as follows:
Sgt. Irving B. Rosenblatt, San
Francisco, Cal.; Sgt. John H.
Roach, Indianapolis, Ihd.; Sgt.
Charles C. Marsh, Marion, Ind.;
Sgt. Hobart B. Parks, Ottawa,
Kan.; Sgt. Burgess S. Parks,
Georgetown, Ky.; Cpl. Lloyd E.
Carter, Lincoln, Neb.; Sgt. Jack
Long, Mansfield, O.; Sgt. Carver
D. MacCarthy, Akron, O.; Sgt.
Howard H. Smith, Oklahoma City,
Okla.; Sgt. Curtis F. Mortimer,
Baden, Pa.; Cpl. Jdines W. Con-
nor, Charleston, W. Va.
First Lt. Oliver B. Jackson of
S-1 returned from his leave look-
ing .well sunburnt and is back at
his post. First Lt. Oscar Breg-
man also returned in time to do
a big job. in S-4 which he heads.
Sgt. Martin Wolf came back
from his furlough and returned to
teaching in the Administration_
School. Cpl. Eddie P. Weil of
Headquarters Message Center,
T/5 Joseph X. Cunningham of
Reproduction; and Pfc. Martin
Tandarich, the superintendent of
the building which houses Head-
quarters, have been transferred
out. Our best wishes go to all
of them. Sgt. Ben Valenza of
S-1 returned from his furlough
to be congratulated; while in New
York, he was duly engaged to the
young lady of his choice.
QM SALVAGE SAVES
$77,000 IN A MONTH
THE SALVAGE AND RECLAMATION branch of the Drew
Field QM salvages, repairs or sells just about everything it
gets its hands on. In July, the last month for which fig-
ures are available, the department made for Uncle -Sam a
net profit of $77,402.25, according to Lt. John F. Kiernan,
SHOESHOP does the biggest monthly repair job in the
Fourth Service Command, says Lieut. Kiernan. Soldier
and civilian cobblers resole and reheel 8,000 pairs a month.
Two new pairs are put together from 10 salvaged shoes.
QUILTS ARE REPAIRED
by a battery of seamstresses.
At work here is Mrs. Flora
Townsend. Other women
mend and refit uniforms,
also sew on chevrons.
FATIGUE TOP in need of
repair is inspected by Mrs.
Lena Erickson, supervisor of
seamstresses, and Lieut.
Kiernan. Clothing classifi-
cation department handles
70,000 items of clothes a
724th Marks Steady Rise
By PVT. LLOYD V. WEISS
The 724fSAW Co. was formed in February, 1942. It
had the "enormous" compliment of six men. Lt. Husting
and Lt. Kimball were the originators of the company. T/5
Crossetti was our first sergeant. Lt. Oberg and Lt. Rector
were the first officers excluding the officers who founded
the company. They entered in February., (As a side note
it might be added that they are the only two- remaining
officers who helped to "whip" the compariy into shape).
Our supply officer, Lt. Shatsoff, came into the 724 in March,
one month after its formulation. Captain Rey was our first
captain, and he was our C. 0. for a short while.
Our present C. O. Captain Lowery, 'has been with us
since May. Lt. Baltz, our special services officer, was the
last officer to enter the company.
He came in while we were out on tended San Jose High school.
operational training. The first
men who formed the nucleus of (For a while it looked as though
the 724 at its inception, were the he was going to Lake a career
motor pool men, and the cooks. out of the kindergarten, but at
Pvt. Ramirez was our first sup- the end of six years, he was
ply man, Cpl. Bonham (then a able to prove his worth, and he
private) was our first armorer. was promoted to the first
These two men can honestly say grade). While attending San
that not only have they seen the Jose, he became one of its best
724 rise to be one of the best, if swimmers. He distinguished
not the best, outfit on the field, himself in this field, winning
but they had a hand in making swimming medals. He took a
the company what it is today. general course (although he is
Along the lines of introduc- only a staff sergeant now). He
Ing ourselves, here is a rather worked for the Pacific Tele-
g ourselves, here s a rather phone and Telegraph Company
informal introduction to our out on the coast. (I wonder
first sergeant, Harry Mayfield. if he had any premonition of
He was born in Quincy, Cal., at things to come, and what he
the tender age of zero. He at- was going to do in the service).
He was inducted October, 1942,
at Prbsito, Cal. Upon entering
the Army he resumed his for-
mer occupation, and went to
telephone and telegraph school.
He was in the service six
"-onths when his first rating
of T/5 graced his arm.
The 724 wishes good luck to
T/5 Daly (Mi'wauke Wis.) He
now has another prospect for the
I wonder if Pvt. Riggan ever
did find out that hostess' last
name? Lord knows that he tried
If you should happen to pass
by our area any time within
.the near future, and see a huge
Scaffold and a great deal of
commodition, please don't be
alarmed. We are now in the
process of building an exact
replica of Big Ben (of English
fame) for T/5 Kline. It seems
that the alarm clocks being
made now don't have any effect
on him. We will never forgive
him for oversleeping the other
day, and making the poor
guards walk four hour shifts- in-
stead of the regular two hour
Pvts. Montoya, Nahow and T/5
Gambone have the compliments
of the 724, for their outstanding
performances in our last physical
fitness test. These three men
were the highest ranking for
FIELD STOVE is repaired by
Pfc.' Louis Ballinger in QM
metal shop. The QM also
operates a carpenter shop
that builds anything made of
REPAIRED SHOES are in-
spected by E. S. Sutton,
shoeshop superintendent, and
T/Sgt. Clarence C. Hultz, in
charge of military cobble-'
Soldiers should turn in sh<
at first sign of hole.
PRECIOUS ALUMINUM'scrap-from airplane parts to
condemned messkits-is one of many items sold by QM
every month. Also sold are tincans, paper, glass jars, gar-
bage, grease and raw bones.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
To Open Soon,
Hoping to further improve
the already high quality of
Drew Field enlisted men's
mess, Lt. W. H. Gibbs, new
area base kitchen supervisor,
11t start regular classes
,.Nt week on all phases of
A meeting has been called
for all area mess personnel to be
on hand Oct. 15 for a discussion
in Recreation Hall 2. Time is
3 p.i. Lt. Gibbs will discuss the
improvement of messes.
Classes on all phases of mess
management will' be conducted.
Included in the curriculum are
meat cutting and roasting, prepa-
ration of vegetables and salads,
systematic cleaning of kitchen and
dining rooms, and-proper segrega-
tion of all waste and salvage.
The classes will be conducted
by Pvt. Nicholas Kathrane, wh6
has had 15 years of hotel and
Each mess hall will be required
to send a minimum of 10 men,
including mess sergeants in
charge., Capt. Paul Thomas of
the Quartermaster Corps; Maj.
Frank L. Woodward, sanitation
inspector; and Maj. Frederick K.
Bull of base personnel have been
invited as guest speakers
REJECTEE SERVES BRITISH
LONDON- (CNS) -Rejected
by the U. S. Navy as too old, E.
M. Ferris of Boston, 33, now is a
lieutenant in the Royal Navy
Volunteer Reserve. Ferris signed
up in Canada, was later com-
missioned and already has seen
action in the North Atlantic.
NEW DREW MESS CHIEF
OUT FOR 'BEST CHOW'
The best-Army chow in the country and the best run
kitchens in the .service were promised soldiers -this week
when Lt. W. H. Gibbs took over his new post as area mess
With his assistant, Pvt. Nicholas Kathrane, Lieutenant
Gibbs plans to place Drew Field
at the top of the list as far as sists of conformance of messes to
Army food is concerned. He established menus, improvements
plans a systematic inspection of in mess hall interiors, food prepa-,
all messes in the area. rations, distribution of food
Lieutenant Gibbs states a par- and standardization of K. P.
ticularly good job has been done duties, cooking methods and
by Plant Field soldiers in just recipes.
taking servings they wanted-
Lieutenant Gibbs' program, ': ,
which calls for further improve- ./ .: I j
ment in already high ranking^ ....
Drew chow. halls, is based on a A ,'A '
statement by Henry A. Wallace,
who said, "Food will win the war .
and set the peace." ". ,
The GI's have benefited from .
the program at Plant to the ex- .
tent that they now get systematic '.
"extras" such as sliced tomatoes ,
and fruit salad, along with the ;,
master menu of hamburger steak,
boiled potatoes, lima beans, Wal-
dorf salad, cookies, and bread and
Deserving of praise for this ,
excellent piece of work at Plant
Field is Mess Superintendent Lt. ..
C. L. Rickard, who is dishing out
the best chow the Plant men have "My Gawd Is there noth-
ever had. My Gawd there noth-
The new program at Drew con- ing left but OCS?"
Ambition Rife in 4th AW
By CPL. E. G. HOR-TON
We have been racing around for such a long time with
gags and gossip in this column, how about getting serious
for once now? It's interesting to look around and find out
what the G. I.'s right around you-the next desk, the bunk
under or over you-were doing before they came into the
Army and what their ambitions are. Here's a starter on
the boys in the 4th Tng. Bn.
Corporal Reddinger was an as- tion as junior clerk with U. S.
sistant traffic manager for West Engineers at Macon, Georgia,
Coast produce shippers and grow- to enter the Armed Forces. He-
ers. His next goal was, to be a states that right now his am-
railroad traffic manager, bition is to go back to the same
job. After that he can think
OWNED STORE about what to look ahead to.
T/5 Belue owned a dry goods Sergeant Hodge was engrossed
store in Manchester, Kentucky, Sergeant Hodge was engrossed
store in Manchester, Kentucky, in his work of an underwriting
with the desire to build a bigger insurance clerk of an underwricul-
and-better clothing business, insurance clerk for the Agricul-
and better clothing business. tural and Empire State Insurance
T/Sgt. Durrette worked for the company of Watertown, New
A. C. Miller truck body company York, in his pre-service days. He
,Atlanta, where he filled. the is "convinced that what he would
Stion of secretary to the vice really like to" be though is a
sident.- Ambition "To make shortstop in big league baseball.
money and quit work 'at 5 HOTEL CHIEF
o'clock," says the sergeant. Blnd and prsonable Corporal
Sgt. Causey gave up a posi- Sherer filled the position of as-
THE W FILMO QUTO
THE DREW FIELODMOSQUITO,
sistant manager' in the Collins
Hotel at Jasper, Alabama. He
was looking forward to becom-
ing a full-fledged manager, and
eventually building a cabin and
trailer park somewhere in .the
T/4 "Penguin" Dyke marked
time as shipping clerk for the
Budd Wheel Co. of Detroit,
Michigan, with the determina-
tion of becoming a court re-
Pfc. Hessler was a part-time
student and part-time timekeeper
before FDR sent him the greet-
ings and was looking forward to
a career as an electrical engi-
The dit-da-da. of the,-Signal
Corp is nothing new to '?vt.
"Sparks" Glor who was a tele-
graph operator for the Missouri,
Kansas, and Texas Railroad.
S/Sgt. Askew, electrician be-
fore the. Army called, says his
first ambition is to become a
civilian, and after that an elec-
Not so with Lt. Pulfrey, how-
ever. He found himself con-
fronted by an "olde tyme melly-
drayma" situation before he could
take off. With him, it was go
home and get married or no leave.
That stipulation was quite
agreeable to Lt. Pulfrey. At this
very minute he may be beginning
to live happily ever after.
ONE GOOD ONE
S/Sgt. Craig has ,'st stalked in
accompanied by his diaphanous
sidekick, Dame Rumor. The
Maryland Merlin, who is a wizard
at evolving stupendous facts,
from the merest of-nothing ,seems
a little confused. Little wonder. It
seems that one of his own fabu-
lous fabrications has actually
come to pass.
There's gremlin at work
somewhere. One in good stand-
i in the Printer's Devil union.
I don't know exactly where
along the line he accom-
plishes his changoafacto doings.
But I do know that twice now,
between the last minute that this
copy is plunked down in the
Echoes office ',ere and the time
that it emerges from the printers
there ha. been an altering of facts
which has resulted in "us" ap-
pearing in type as a-company.
'WA BACK WHEN
Well, them ain't the facts! The
551st was activated as a Battalion
at Ft. Dix up Jersey way, 'way
back in December of 1941. The
boys still talk in big terms about
the trail that brought them down
to Drew in September of the next
T ey came complete from pen
points to trucks. Everything from
burping beeps to hefty 4-ton
wreckers. The cars must have
been strung out along .the tracks
like a kitchen number 24 chow
Holiday surprise is in store
for T/5 Ingersoll, who, in com-
pliance with the AR requiring
enlisted men to hear certain lec-
tures at specified intervals, is
due his next "dose" of Sex Mo-
rality on-of all days-the 25th
It will be well worth your
while, any of you with corns, to
limp over to PX No. 8. I'll wager
that you'll come out floating on
St. Pete Booster
Turns on Charm
For 501st Unit
By CONNIE KAHN
It seems that Cpl. Jim Killingsworth has elected me to
write this column. The name is Connie Kahn, pinch hit-
ting for Cpl. Jim Killingsworth. Have a good time, Jim
Killingsworth, and don't for one moment think that we
won't miss you, until'you return.
Now for some newsy news.
What is this we are hearing about berly, she has received an an-
Clearwater's Chamber of Com- swer to the letter she wrote to
meree going to bring suit against the writer Cyrus P. Jones from
our very likable little Janey in MacDill Field.
Service Record Section?
Is it that she is trying to take It seems he is running an ad-
away some of the crowd from vice to the Lovelorn column or
Clearwater and bring them to St. something to that effect and is
Petersburg? still advising our Janey how to
THIS IS IT hold on to her man. Is she ac-
S/Sgt. Paul Haller:. Still w'or- cepting the advice of this said
ried about your furlough Paul? Cyrus P. Jones?
T/Sgt. Russ Tittle who has all of How come Major William Weg-
Tampa's girls worried. genmann, is learning how to
Or is it that 'HE' is worried "Roller Skate"? Seems that every
about all of the girls, and rightly time a certain sergeant sees him
so? What is this I hear.tell! Our he's always asking if he has his
light operatic song bird of Pay- roller skates and sail yet. And
roll Section is saying goodbye. what about the very famous "Pis-
STo top it all the eminent tol Packing Mama" the Major is
Ist/Sgt. Joseph Ryback has vol- singing about?
unteered and what will Third BIG BUY
Reporting do without him? I should think that honorary
Personally I think that 501 has mention should be made of Pvt.
the 'smilingist" bunch of fellows Stanley Andrzdjewski, for his
ever stationed at a field, for here commendable purchase in re-
one could never miss..a broad sponse to.the Third War Bond
grin, or a good word. Drive, to the tune of $4,950 worth
MAGNETIC PERSONALITY of bonds.
Let me also mention that the
Now just a word or two about whole of 501st Regiment has made
M/Sgt. Cornelius J. O'Shea. Men a grand showing in this particular
of all ranks have profited by his drive that is so much needed to
wise philosophy and advice. And back the attack So boys and
I have it from good sources, that girls one coke less now and then,
civilian personnel could never be will. put an- extra bond in your
the same if Sgt., Neil O'Shea name where it will do the most
wouldn't be here with his ever good.
ready magnetic personality tormel B. Richardson of
g tthem.Sgt. Urmel B. Richardson of
greet them. File Section and S/Sgt. Frank
Here is a bit of gossip that Simonetti of Forms No. 20, wel-
got into this column anony- come back to the field, and we
mously. Regarding the letter re- hope you had a pleasant time
ceived last week by Jane Kim- while on furlough.
'Friends of Furlough'
Formed by 551st Men
By CPL. SAMUEL COCHRANE
Although the EM of the 551st did have quite a siege
of the Furlough Frenzies-wiring home' for funds; borrow-
ing clean sun tans and the like-when it came to signing
their names, there was only one signature required to
start them off in their respective directions.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
Drew Fall Fashion Parade Tops' Says WAC
Older Drew Field outfits had better take one more look
in a long mirror. Newly arrived organizations are out to
beat the "best dressed" record, and they have a swell start.
The 801st Chemical Company is still unpacking its FOI
barracks bags, yet two of its members caught the eye of the 1932
Mysterious WAC this week. Whether in fatigues or "A" 20~
uniform, the 801st men were smoothies, she said. The mlo
1873rd Aviation Battalion, with- THO
out changing from their suntans, his knife-creased trousers, the four
have madefall fashion center of brol
Drew, just by their glowing ap- camera man snapped him just as cot
pearance, she added. he was. 286.a
Never to be outdone, the 314th Versatile Morrow, who former-OF
presented a weekly winner. ("I'm ly spent part of his time as a tica;
not prejudiced," pleads the WAC. farmer, and the rest of it as a wor
"I try to avoid picking so many an Adams Tenn. hotel,
from the same group. Somehow bellhop i an Adams, Tenn., hotel,
it's always a well-dressed 314 will be maneuvering half-ton Too
man who catches my eye!") Right trucks for the 1873rd,*as soon as E.
behind the 314th, gaining weekly, the new grou, becomes thor- Trn.
is the 501st. oughly acclimated at Drew. Hisst
The parade of winnersre- fiancee, in Adams, probably likes cusI
The parade of winners, re- him best in uniform, but he bike
splendent from tie to polished "hasn't heard her say," as yet. pair
toe, includes Pfc, William Mor- Corporal MacNichol straight- Qua
row, 1873rd Aviation Engineer- ened his tie as the WAC ap- CAM
ing Battalion, Cpl. Edward D. preached him. "Gosh, I haven't Kod
Shad a girl admire me so since I with
MacNichol, 8 0 1 s t Chemical saw my steady, back in Buffalo, bell
Company, Pfc. Vincent L. Sa- eight months ago!" he confessed, time
bles, 801st Chemical Company, He, too, handles toxic gasses for film
Sgt. Marvin Mannheimer 314th the 801st It's a bit different pRe
Headquarters and Air Base from operating pinball machines, Batt
Squadron, and Pfc. Joe Mc- as he did in civilian life. PON'
Person, 3rd Reporting Com- Probably Sgt. Mannheimer took Goo
pany, 501st SAW Battalion. his dressing hints from the many Cpl.
screen stars he has seen. Both in 1936
"What's surprising about a clean Camden, N. J., and on Drew Field in
fatigue hat?" puzzled Pfc. Sables, the sergeant has been strictly a their
when oui WAC commented on his theatrical man. He is, he says, LeoA
spotless cap, a rarity among many single, but very occupied with a S.A.
otherwise "up to snuff" soldiers, certain Drew Field WAC. WAR
"I always douse my cap when I Almost blinded by the gleam .be 1
wash my fatigues. Who wants to of his own ::hoes, Pfc. McPher- any
look dirty on Sunday, just be- son easily moved the 501st record gon.
cause they're wearing fatigues?" up another notch. The sprightly on
Sables, a toxic gas man from the private was a millwright man ones
801st, was once an organic chem- from East St. Louis, Ill., before BICr
ist from Cleveland, O. he found himself at Drew. Now, 'Cur
"Please let me put on a freshly he is just another radio man,
pressed uniform!" pleaded Pfc. dreaming of his girl in Chicago. A R
Morrow. "I've had this on ever The Chicago dream-girl, who 16 p
since I polished my shoes and never has seen him in uniform, Corn
shaved this morning. Gosh, I'm will be impressed when he comes seco
not dressed up at all!" Admiring marching home. A. 5
BUST OF SHERRILL
During a brief ceremony at the
Officers Club Brig. Gen. Stephen
H. Sherrill, Commanding General
of the AWUTC, was presented
with a clay "bust" of himself.
The bust, which was sculptured
by a Drew Field soldier, Private
Philip De Fleurs, was presented
the General by Col. R. N. Kunz
in behalf of the Officers' Club,
where it is to be placed perma-
In expressing his appreciation
of the sculpture the General laud-
ed the work of De Fleurs, an art-
ist well known in New York and
Hollywood art circles, and at the
same time commended the fine
art that is being produced by art-
ists who have placed their talents
at the Army's disposal.
Private De Fleurs, a protege
of the late Lorado Taft, noted
sculptor of a decade ago, studied
sculpture at. the National Acad-
emy, Chicago. Not so long ago
he made a bust of Col. Melvin
B. Asp, Air Base 'Commander.
Before entering the Army, he
sculptured a likeness of Presi-
'dent Roosevelt, and also modeled
Raymond Moley, former New
Deal "brain-truster." He also did
decorative work for theaters.
In his studio in Westwood Vil-
lage, Cal., De Fleurs was model-
ing the Indian girl, Kateri Teka-
kowit, whose proselytizing among
the Mohawk and Algonquin tribes
250 years ago resulted in the
Catholic Church's considering her
for canonization, when he was
inducted into the Army.
CHEVROLET coach. Good tires,
chanically perfect, gets more than
niles to gallon of gasoline, uses al-
it no oil. Call Private Bonsib.
)ROUGHBRED male Cocker puppy.
r months old. Black. He is house-
ken, would make an excellent mas-
for unit, or pet for individual
ily. $25. Call Mrs. Cortois. Ext.
ICER'S OD blouse, size 37. Prac-
lly brand new, bought but never
n. Will sell at a sacrifice. Call
'ate E. R. Emmett. Phone 218.
) ELECTRIC irons. $5 and $10.
high but it can't be beat. Pvt.
A. Freeman. D. Co.. 5th S.A.W.
g. Bn.. Barracks 5 B20, end E.
HMAN HUSKEY 2-h.p. scooter
. Needs about $20 worth of re-
s. Reconditioned it is worth $125.
first $65 cash takes it. See it at
rtermaster Warehouse 16-C-10.
ERA fans att. Make an offer.
ak recomar 2%1x3% filn pack,
h ground glass focusing, dble. ext.
aws, eye level finder, F 4:5 in
pur shutter 1 sec.-1/250 with self-
'r, in good condit Plus two cut
holders, and cut film dev. tank.
ily a sweet job. Write: Cpl. M.
shutz. Company A, 533rd Sig. AW
TIAC 2-door sedan, 1935 model.
d condition $200. Harold Levy,
, Station Hospital WAF D B-2.
PONTIAC four-door sedan. Motor
good condition. Car needs tires
before willing to sacrifice for $125.
ly or phone orderly room. Pvt.
n Freed, 3rd Reporting Co. 501st
SBONDS: Best buy in world. Can
bought at Base Finance office, or
post office. Seller is now engaged
most important task ever under-
e. Any denomination. Good return
money and safe return of loved
rCLE, same as new. See Sgt. E. L.
ley or Ph. Ext. 366. Hq. & Hq.
EAL miniature Camera, fits the
n of your hand. Gwirette 1h 127.
ics per roll. Schnieder Xenon F.2 in
n Pur. Rapid 1 sec. to 1/500. Cost $85
and hand. will sell for $60 with
. case. Lt. A. T. Beauchamp. Co.
i71 S.A.W. Bn.
WANTED TO BUY
WOULD LIKE to buy small automo-
bile in good-condition. Call or write
Lt. Arthur Settel, Base Intelligence
Section, Sarasota Army Air Base.
Sarasota, Fla. Telephone 2531. Ext. 202.
MUST have cadet size radio. Can live
no longer without Harry James. Will
pay any price within a private's
pocketbook range. Pfc. "Bunnie"
Cassell. Ph. 287.
WANT to buy baby stroller in good
condition. Contact Lt. Hershel Mar-
cum, Phone S-5447.
WANTED TO BUY
LOST AND FOUND
WILL pay $40 to $50 for a used piano FOUND-Wheel. tire and tube at First
accordion in good condition. Describe St. and B Ave. Owner may recover
size and make. Write to Pvt. Ed same by identifying at MP Hqs.
Gerard, 720th S.A.W. Co., Drew Field. 8th and E Sts
BABY carriage, baby scale. Telephone WILTT nersn whn fmn, vyllow leather
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.
WANT TO. BUY-Portable phonograph
or table model radio-phonograph com-
bination, good shape, reasonably
priced. Lt. Ray E. Cumrine. TP 346
or Town -H-25. 144. 743d Signal
TWO rooms, completely private, one-
half block from Clearwater beach.
Large, comfortable home. Inquire Lt.
Hutner. Ph. 430 (Drew Field).
THE 2nd Training Battalion is in great
need of old radios. Loud speakers and
chassis most gratefully accepted, but
we'll be happy with all contributions.
Contact Lt. Adams, Ph. 326, S-3 Sec-
tion, 2nd Training Battalion.
LOST AND FOUND
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. Frederick H.
Lorah. Detachment 7. 501st SAW Co.
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.
LOST-Brown leather billfold, some-
where near Company "B" 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
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.
portfolio in Service Club Monday
night please return to Hostess Office.
Pvt. Rbt. J. Minchew, 571st Sig. A.W.
Bn. Co. "C."
PUT YOUR parents or your sweetie
on the guest house list, when they
come to visit you. It's reasonable, it's
comfortable, it's pleasant as can be.
Call Miss Leland or Miss Nicks, ph.
897, to make your reservation.
HELP WANTED-Projectionists, cash-
iers, ticket-takers and janitors needed
for off-duty work. Good pay, nice
setup. See Lt. May. Theatre No. 3.
YOU COULD swing a mean club on'the
Rocky Point golf course if.it were
finished. Meanwhile, get your fresh
air and relaxation helping to com-
plete it. The course is yours-won't
you help to get it in shape? Volun-
teers call Lt. E. G. Metcalf. phone 287.
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.
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. YMCA USO. 214 N.
Boulevard; YWCA USO. 607 Twiggs;
Christian Service Center, corner of
Tampa and Tyler.
NEW Universal 250-yd. surf reel and
rod with line for any type firearm in
good condition, value $25. Major Ina-
binet, 407th F.G. Gp. Phone 427.
WILL DRIVE car to or from Los An-
geles for transportation or help drive
and share expenses. Leave Tampa
about Nov. Due to return about
Nov. 16. Have made the same trip
previously by automobile. Phone Sgt.
Henry Marcus, at 3S94 Signal Hq. Co..
AWS. 111 FC.
DESIRE RIDE to and from Drew
Field, office hours eight to five. Vi-
cinity of Genessee and Florida Ave.
nues. Call Nancy Ramsey. Drew
Field extension 814..
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.
SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE
FREE WANT AD
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY
DREW FIELD ECHOES
BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B"
Ad Classification ............................
* FOR SALE
* WANTED TO BUY
* LOST ANO cc%1ND
* FOR RENT
Name .. .................. .... Org ..............................
DREW FIELD ECHOES,nTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
Egypt Lake Net
45 Gs; Brill Can
Dream, Can't He
Gloomiest Drew sight .is swimming Instructor T/5 Al
Brill's face when he is calculating the money, he "would
"Let's see," he says wistfully, "1,500 pupils-about
$45,000 we'd clear."
Brill is talking Palm Springs, Cal., El Mirador hotel
prices, where he once was an in-
structor. with me," said Brill, "but I
At Egypt Lake he and the three couldn't figure what he wanted to
other instructors average 300 sol- swim in."
idiers a month in filling AW A lifetime despiser of water-
FPhysical Training order of "All taken internally-Fields would
non-swimmers must swim." explain, "Wait while e I get a fast
"How come a soldier can't one-it'll make my head swim."
swim?" Brill was asked. Some,
it seems, come from arid sections
of the country. Others have a
childhood dread of water.
This dread is quickly elimin- *
detd The soldiers aie eased into
shallow water, where they play
ring-around-the-rosey. After their
psychosis is eased; they are
taught breathing which is half
the trick in swimming, and head-
At the El Mirador pool, Brill
taught Bing Crosby's sons. Bing
paid off with a couple of large
non-vocal notes. Brill taught the
'well water-winged Nancy Car-
roll, Arline Judge and Joan
Blondell. He liked his work.
Red-horned W. C. Fields once
took a dive. "He spent the day
Drafting of pre-Pearl Harbor
fathers, which is scheduled to
start soon, is going to give Big
League baseball an awful boot in
Not recognized as a ground for
occupational deferment, baseball
is in a No Man's Land between
the list of essential industries and
the non-deferable occupations.
First pre-Pearl Harbor father
facing the draft is Al Zarilla, St.
Louis Browns outfielder recently
classified 1A by his -os Angeles
draft board. If Zarilla, the-father
of a three-year-old daughter, ap-
peals his reclassification it will be
up to the appeal board to deter-
mine whether he is an "essential"
man in an "essential" industry.
Professional football will be
less disturbed by the fathers'
draft. Most pro football players
are either 4F or have war jobs
when they're not playing with
Tuesday's scheduled play in the
officers' volleyball league was
postponed, leaving the 314th BH
and- AB Sq. and the Third Fighter
Corunand teams.in a tie for first
place. Play was scheduled to be
resumed today, according to 1st
Lieut. C. W. Lyons, Base physical
Team- W. L. Pet
314th Sq. ....... 2 0 1.000
3C Fighter ..... 2 0 1.000
Base QM ....... 1 1 .500
Medics ......... 1 1 .500
AWOS ......... 0 2 .000
408th Gp......... 0 2 .000
Lists 10 Games;
I vFootball, alive and kicking despite the bigger business
Sof war, marches into its third week with Drew Pigskin
Pickers offered a 10-plate variety of tough games with car-
t tons of cigs to the.top men.
Two chief games of the nation winners of the 20 chosen during
this Saturday are Notre Dame the contest. His one loser was
Your folks may be the only hunched against tie brawny last week's Chi Bears-Detroit
shoulders of Michigan, and Duke Lions pro* game. Yogi dipped
ones set to sail into Navy. into his rain barrel and picked
In all the world to you, Detroit to win. Final score was
In all the world to you, Yogi, the Echoes master of im- the Lions losing 27-21.
",+ ..... +fi, ..,,+v, 1; lik possibility. lurched around the
JUz even A oIfUUcgI H.e-Y U -, -
office this week screaming praise
to know, about Yogi.
They'd rather see you TRUE! The magic man has tabbed 19
Men Begin Work
On Drew's Golf Course
Men of the 5th Training Bn. are the first to come to free. All that is needed is
the aid of Drew Field's championship golf course. m angon to get it into
Captain James T. Van Sistine announced today that "So, how about spending a
Cpl. Al Brill, non-commissioned physical training instructor profitable day off in the clean,
of the 5th Training Bn., and five men have taken it upon fresh airand doieutng som e work
on the course?" Lieutenant Met-
themselves to maintain the first calf asked. Volunteers who want
hole of the 18-hole layout. charge to officers, enlisted men, to work and play on a cham-
Brill and his golf enthusiasts WACs and their guests. Clubs pionship course should call Ext.
started their manicuring work and balls also are provided 287.
yesterday. Mixing good, health-
ful work with play, the men will B
man the mowing machinery and
to the correct height, then use b e t.F
the course's free clubs and balls
GET COMMENDATION j.
Brill and his voluntary work-
ers were heartily commended by
Lieut. Edward G. Metcalf, Assist- L, 6
ant Special Service officer in
charge of the golf course.
"We've needed volunteer work-
ers for the course since its open-
ing last month," Lieutenant Met- '
calf said. "Far from being
strenuous, work on the golf
course* is pleasant and healthful. "'
Brill and his men have set an ex-
cellent example in co-operation.
I am confident that other outfits
will pitch in and follow the 5th
Training Bn.'s example.
Brill and his men will main-
tain and play the course on
their days off. In a sense, the
5th Training Bn. has adopted
the first hole as its own. This
doesn't mean that they own the
hole and that no one else is al-
lowed to play it. Rather, the
good condition of the hole will
stand as a shining example of
the men's spirit of work and
There are 17 other holes wait-
ing adoption, Lieutenant Metcalf
"If enough men turn out to ,
maintain the other 17 holes, it
won't be long before the course
is restored to its onetime cham- '
pionship condition," the lieuten-
The Drew Field Golf Course
is the former Rocky Point lay-
out, once the finest on Florida's
west coast. In its history of more
than 30 years it has been the
scene of many bigtime champion- LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JACK DEMPSEY referees
ships. At various times its pro- final bout on War Bond card at Municipal Auditorium,
fessionls have been Gene Sarazen between Pvt. Otis Hightower, Drew Field (left) and S/Sgt.
and Denny Shute.
The 6,130-yard layout is Joey Kassab, MacDill Field. The four-striper won a close
available for play 'without decision.
"I wuz robbed," Yogi bel-
lowed. "My rain barrel must-
uve sprung a leak."
Chief mogul of mysticism
-last week was Pvt. Mike
Evanscuw who dropped his
selections into the mail with
return address marked 903d
QMC. He, gets a carton of
cigarettes with the following
nine men also pocketing 10
Master Sergeant Frank Zareus,
2d Rept. Co., 552 SAW Bn.; S/Sgt.
James Garrett, Hqs. Pit. Co.,
564th SAW; Pvt. J. F. Ritchie Jr.,
570 SAW, Co. B; Pvt. Ed Wis-
niewski, 2d Rept. Co, 552 SAW
Bn.; Cpl. J. J. Pinggera, Co. B.,
570th SAW; T/5 Albert Yurato-
vich, Trng. Co. A., 4th SAW; T/5
William Berger, Vet. Det. Sta.
Hospital; Warrant Officer Robert
A. Wooten, 555th SAW, Hqs. Co.;
Sgt. R. Huxen, Hq. and Blot. Co.,
The coupon below is for you.
Yogi boasted he would have hun-
dreds of contestants this week
and The Echoes is ready to grade
them and send cartons of cigar-
ettes to the winning 10.
"Drop in your guesses," says
Yogi. "Maybe you're warm as
Contestants must mail Pigskin
Picks with postmarks stamped
before 2 p.m. Saturday.
Here are, Yogi's selections for
the games this week-end. He
claims he never misses except
oftenless but The Echoes believes
he's also warm:
Yogi speaking : "Notre Dame is
all Irish and all right for my
five-cent cigar. The South Bend
lads "will make Michigan look
like a Detroit flivver. Final
score: 21 to 13.
"Navy will lower Duke with
their new pigskin bazooka which
out-smokes anything the tobacco
lads can offer. Score: Navy 14,
"Southern California has a
tough game against the rough St.
Mary's Pre-Flight aggregation.
Me picks the Trojans in tight
"Army has a cinch over Temple
and will use small caliber pea-
shooters to result of 41 to 6.
"Detroit pros will make up for
last game with victory of 21 to
12 over Green Bay musclemen.
"Others on 9 my rainbarrel:
Pennsylvania 33, Dartmouth 25;
Wisconsin 14, Illinois 7; Georgia
Tech 33, Georgia Pre-flight 25;
Ohio State 13, Great Lakes 12;
Chicago Cards 13, Chicago Bears
The coupon's below. Mail it in
and get those cigs.
TO: Contest Editor, The
Echoes, Base S. S. Office, Sth
and B Avenue.
Here are my scores for the
10 games. If I win one of the
10 cartons of cigarettes please
make my brand
.Notre Dame.. Michigan ......
Duke ........Navy ..........
So. Cal.......St. Mary's Pre-F
Dartmouth .. Penn. ..........
Temple ......Army .........
Wisconsin ....Illinois ........
Ga. Tech ......Ga. Pre-F ......
Ohio State... .Great Lakes....
Chi Cards .... Chi Bears......
Detroit ..... Green Bay.....
Name, Rank P. O..............
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943
Girl of the Week
[CE-CAPADES CUT-UP Try this, sometime, when you're
wearing your ice skates. This is lovely, petite Donna Atwood,
queen of the ice, in star-studded cavalcade, Ice-Capades.
showing at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Ex-Alabama Football Star
Has Pulpit at Drew Field
Chaplain Robert E. Kimbrough,
former Alabama football player,
basketball star, coach ,and radio
entertainer and cousin of John
Kimbrough, the famous Texas A.
and M. football hero, has recent-
ly joined the.staff of the Drew
Field Chaplain Corps.
Lieutenant Kimbrough is a na-
tive of Oxford, Ala., and a grad-
uate of the University of Alabama
and Emory University in Atlanta,
Ga. He was the pastor of the Ox-
ford First Methodist church un-
til he joined the service on July
-The new chaplain believes his
background of sports, including
membership on the University of
Alabama's basketball champion-
ship team of the old Southern
S(Continued from Page 1)
Green Bay Packers and Pitts-
burgh Steelers halfback, and Lt.
Charles Collins. These two ex-
pert football coaches will prob-
ably flip a coin to decide as to
who will coach which team.
OPEN TO ALL I
Captain Van Sistine has two
former grid greats champing at
the bit, but he wishes to point out
that just because these two men
made a name for themselves in
college football that the'contem-
plated "North" and "South" teams
will nol be made up of such for-
mer stars. Every man who turns
out will be given a chance to
make the team, the coaches in-
The two ex-college stars are
Don Lowe, Loyola, of Los An-
geles, and John Quinn, Uni-
versity of North Carolina. Both
are backfield men and it is
planned to place one on the
"North" team and the other on
the 'fSouth" team. It is doubt-
ful that Mott will play, as he
undoubtedly will be fully oc-
cupied with his coaching duties.
Physical training officers state
that competitive sports rank high
. in conditioning soldiers for com-
bat and add that of all sports,
football is unquestionably one of
Conference and coach of an Ala-
bama high school team will help
him in his work of guiding sol-
diers through their Army careers.
Chaplain Kimbrough has at-
tended the Harvard Army Chap-
lain's School and has been at
Drew Field only a few weeks. He
was influenced in his decision to
enter the service by a letter from
a friend who was then in Casa-
blanca and is -perhaps now in
Drew Field's new chaplain says
he is. eager for overseas duty and
hopes to be able to work in ac-
Chaplain S. T. Kimbrough, a
brother, is located at the Avon
Park Army Bombing ,Range,
Aviation Cadets Hear
13's No Jinx at Colgate
HAMILTON, N. Y.-(U.R)-Avia-
tion cadets enrolled for flight
training at Colgate university
were skeptical when they--first
learned the CAA's War Training
Service had provided 13 instruc-
tors and 13 newly-acquired
By coincidence the last plane
to .arrive was a Stinson wheel.
control with the figure "13" on
its side.. When some of the
trainees remarked about the
string of 13's-bad-luck omens to
most people-Chief Pilot Horace
Milks pointed out that 13 had
been Colgate's good luck number
since 1817 when 13 churchmen,
with $13, a constitution of 13
articles and 13 prayers started the
movement that led to the insti-
Gift of Gab Gets
Girl in the WAC
FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga.-(/P)
-Ignacita Patron, a private in
the Third WAC Training Center
here, was a recruiter for the serv-
ice before she was a member-and
persuaded herself to join.
Private Patron of Las Vegas,
N. M., said she went into the
WAC recruiting office in Santa Fe
and found a group of girls of
Spanish descent there. The offi-
cers asked her to help by speak-
ing Spanish to the girls, and "by
the time I finished talking I had
persuaded myself to join," she
By PFC. "BUNNIE" CASSELL
Nope, boys, those new green
and gold ribbons we're sticking
our chests out about have nothing
to do with the "battle of Drew
Field." It's just a little note of
distinction, designated to show
all and sundry which damsels
were WAACs before they were
WACs. Nice, aren't they? It's a
proud'bunch of gals who sport
'em on their khakis.
"General," that two-star pup
who tags WACs in the same fash-
ion as the lamb did Mary, has
spent the last three weeks eager-
ly exploring the base.' The loss
of his three kitten playmates
(left at ye old WAC area for ob-
vious reasons) hardly phased him,
with so many new sights, smells
Yup, he's that black and brown
beggar who has \stolen the last
bite of your PX sandwich, or
pressed a wet nose into your hand
just as William Powell kissed
Joan Blondel. "General" is apt
to turn up 'most any unexpected
place. 'T'other day, Flo Sager
was straightening the last vol-
ume, upstairs in the Service Club
Library, when she glimpsed a
black-tipped tail rounding a cor-
Whisking a dust cloth and
muttering "Now shoo-Shoo,
General-Go home, General!"
Flo managed to budge him just
one inch before the pup de-
cided it was all a game. Loudly
he woofed. Nine soldiers jumped
right out of their stupor. "Oh,
please go home!" begged Sager.
She jumped as another wet
nose blotted her ankle. "It can't
be true; it just can't be!" she
mumbled. Two dogs, and stran-
gers at that.
With a glance, the canines de-
cided it was war. The men ref-
ereed, Sager and Miss Snyder
wrung their hands, and the pups
tore huge mouthfuls of fur from
With firm intent to place a sign
"No dogs allowed" at the foot of
the stairs, the ladies ushered out
a battered "General." Peace again
at the Service Club library.
Just as we lifted our ear from
the pillow the other morn, what
should it pick up but the sleepy
voice of Edith Williams, re-
marking, "I dreamt he kissed
me, and I was so surprised at
myself!" Hmmm. We'd like to
know the details!
'T'was Edith, by the by, who
took upon herself the sponsorship
of Sunday's chapel hour program.
The WAC chorus, after several
weeks of. gargles, gurgles, and
frenzied octave-reaching, lived up
to their fame. In fact, so much
glory has spread before them that
prior to the Chapel program pre-
sentation the chorus was invited
to participate in the St. Peters-
burg recruiting program Thurs-
day eve. Yup, we're right proud
of the gals. Just see what war-
bling in the shower has done!
Anybody know anybody with
a sewing machine? Oh, how the
WACs want a sewing machine!
Skirts to be taken in or let out
(horrible thought), sleeves to
Sbe shortened, collars to be
tightened, are no trick at all
to a clever WAC with a half
hour and a sewing machine. The
half hour we do find, occasion-
ally, but the sewing machine
remains a problem. The Com-
pany Fund, which is growing
rapidly, will sink way, way
down, if it must meet the price
of the new models for sale in
Tampa. The WACs, anxious
kids, will be pleased as punch
with anything that runs, even
if it requires a foot pedal. Just
call 231, and state your price.
We're easy to please!
Right at our elbow, over at
PX No. 1, stood Pfc. Esther Gass
and Bond, her famed beloved,
out shopping with Sgt. Betty
Berggren and the inevitable Hen-
ry. Bond was admiring the boxes
and boxes of gleaming silver
wings. Gass was admiring Bond.
Suddenly she piped, "But, Bond,
you have some wings, haven't
you?" "Nope," he -replied. "Lost
'em, to a silly little WAC." Gass,
who, we're sure, was the gal in
question, beamed ecstatically. The
things some gals will take, and
love it, too!
WHATTA POSTURE! WHATTA BATHING SUIT! Yogi, the
ECHOES' expert football picker, happened to wander into the
AWUTC area the other day and this is what he found. Alice
Albritton, 21-year-old Tampon who works at the 501st Regt.
Hqs. Being strictly a pigskin man, Yogi (who is no dope)
decided he'd like to go into a huddle with Miss Albritton.