FEATURE? B E S T
Drew Field Echoes
ON PAGE 15
VOL. 2, NO. 32 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA OCTOBER 14, 1943
SHARE RIDE CAMPAIGN ON
CIVILIAN RETURNS AS
SOLDIER TO SAME JOB
PRIVATE ALBERT M. GILREATH
Same Job, Same Desk Not Same Pay
Mr. Albert M. Gilreath, 36, dropped from a civilian
standing and a Civil Service job that paid approximately
$2,800 a year to Pvt. Albert M. Gilreath, 34788518, and $50
a month-but he's stilldoing exactly the same job at the
A native of Detroit, the gray-
ing Gilreath was chief clerk in
the QM property section #rom
April, 1942, to last June. It was
three months ago that he be-
came 1-A, reported to Camp
Blanding and climbed into a
But Gilreath didn't stay there
long. Lieutenant Colonel Roy T.
McLamore, then QM officer, re-
quested that Pvt. Gilreath be re-
turned to his former job.
So on July 9 khaki-clad Gil-
reath checked into the 903d QM
orderly room, then took his old
desk in his old office. The office
was. the same. The desk and,
the work were the same, but
Now he takes his turn at KP,
which he says he's been used to
on a smaller scale since he mar-
ried. He likes KP better than
painting an apartment, which is
just what his wife has him doing
Before coming to Drew Field
in April, 1942, Gilreath was
credit manager of a Tampa de-
To 'Pick Up'
Let's Fill All Cars
Is Advice of Officer
Drew Field soldiers are
agreed that what the trans-
portation-seeking GIs need
are more motorists like Lieut.
Col. William H. Fillmore,
Base executive officer.
The colonel is all-out for
picking up soldiers and giv-
ing them lifts. And he wishes
that more motorists-civilian
and military would open
their car doors to soldiers.
Hundreds of civilians, officers
and enlisted men make it a point
to load their automobiles before
leaving the base. But there also
are too many hundreds who skim
by alone in their 5-passenger cars
just as though this was still De-
cember 6, 1941.
"Not an empty car leaves Drew
Field," could well be the Base's
motto, Col. Fillmore said.
Fully aware that every drop
of gasoline must do its utmost
work, the colonel is so sold on the
subject of giving lifts to soldiers
that every night he packs his
car with them. He drives a 3-
passenger, automobile, but he
packs five into it: three in the
front and two in the trunk.
Let's help beat the 5 o'clock
rush on the Base's and civilian.
busses. Fill your empty car
with soldiers. Give a soldier a
lift. He may give his life for
Free Mending for
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevrans 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.
New Service Club on Tap
Three new theaters, another service men's club, and a
first rate gymnasium will soon be available to Drew sol-
diers, it was announced yesterday by Major Chester K.
Delano, Base Special Service Officer.
Work is near completion on
Se-vice Club Number 2 which is scheduled to open in about three
weeks, Lt. George J. May Jr., the-
located at Fourth street between after officer, said. The building
L and M avenues. The club will
have a cafeteria, soda fountain,
library and reading room similar -
to the present club. Floor space
of the building is 4,224 square
Miss Mabel Nicks, right,
wears a wide grin these days.
The popular junior hostess of
the Enlisted Men's Service club,
will soon take up duties as sen-
ior hostess of the new service
club. Miss Nicks has been, a
morale booster at Drew since ".
May. When asked if the new
men's club would be better than I
the present social center she
smiled and said, "Definitely, of
Matinee shows will be a daily
feature of Theater Number 5,
will accommodate 1,000 soldiers
and is located at Fourth street
between F and H avenues, in back
of the main PX.
Other motion picture buildings
soon to run top-rank features are
Theater Number 6 at N avenue
between Ninth and Tenth streets
and an open-air theater for col-
ored soldiers in the 1873rd En-
The gymnasium is under con-
struction at Fifth street and D
avenue, near the guest house.
Plans call for a large basket-
ball court with balcony. The
structure will also include a
stage suitable for large audience
groups at feature USO shows.
Lockers and shower rooms will
also be included. The building
blueprints at 12,288 square feet.
The service men's library
opened yesterday following an in-
ventory of books in preparation
for the library in the new service
club. Other purchases are being
made to make both libraries up to
th minute on good reading, Mrs.
Snyder, librarian, said.
NOT AN EMPTY'automobile would leave Drew Field if Lt.
Col. William H. Fillmore, Base executive officer, had his
way. When Drew Field soldiers see the colonel pull away
in his coupe they know they're sure of a ride. Here the
colonel packs soldiers into the front and the trunk of his
coupe. He does .it every day.
High Rent Fever
In Tampa Section
Curable by OPA
By SGT. BOB CARPENTER
Rent fever is a common malady found in this section,
but its high temperature can be lowered several degrees by
a mixture of OPA medicine and soldier initiative.
This sickness is prevalent in
defense areas where certain
groups of property owners ob-
tain illegal rates for rooms and
apartments. It is an affliction
which threatens the well being of
defense worker, soldier, and
apartment owner who conforms to
Tampa and adjoining cities are
troubled with high-rent fever.
This is apparent from the numer-
ous complaints by soldiers who
tell of the impossibility of ob-
taining a room or apartment for
less than out of this world prices.
Although a majority of prop-
erty owners adhere to OPA regu-
lations, the minority have left a
bad taste in many a soldier's
Soldiers quote prices for
rooms of $10 a week; or two-
iroom apartments with bath
shared for $40 a month; of ad-
ditional charges for medium-
size light globes, radios, chil-
dren, hot water, irons, over-
Many hesitate to bring.their
wives here because an average
Army check will not stretch across
inflated rental fees.
The soldier who attempts to
find an apartment often pays
weekly rates which in peacetime
would cover a monthly period.
Rent-fever cannot be fought
alone. It is a microbe too tenaci-
ous for a pair of chevrons.
The only doctor is the Office
of Price Administration.
Diplomatic, sincere John L.
Wright is area rent director of
this section's OPA which covers
four counties with headquarters
in Tampa. The task is immense
and the result largely dependent
upon public policing.
OPA'is weak in many ways; its
teeth are not sharp; its jaws will
not clamp down without exertion
from citizens. 6
Yet, OPA is the only answer to
rent fever, and this agency can
alleviate many rent-aches if
ignorance is dispelled and action
by renters assumed.
Each of the 70,000 dwellings
(Continued on page 13)
Tomorrow is the last day
Christmas gifts may be sent over-
seas without written request by
Captain W. J. Janda, Area Post-
al Officer, advised soldiers to
mail packages at any of the Drew
Packages going over must not
weigh more than 5 pounds; must
not be greater in length than 15
inches with a square inch limit
of 32 inches.
Gifts bought at PXs are now
being wrapped, mailed and in-
sured free for the asking.
Captain .Donald F. Evans, PX
officer, said yesterday that hun-
dreds of packages had already
been wrapped with many thou-
-sands more expected before the
holiday season ends.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
n Snake Bites Dust
Salute with a hand in pocket-with a pipe,
cigarette or cigar in mouth, or in right hand?
'Sad Sack' Series
On What Not To
Do Offers Prizes
Okay, you GIs, there's no need to spend money for
theater tickets when you can get them Free.
Yep, with a few minutes thinking you may be the lucky
one to win a book of War Department theater tickets in a
great,.new contest originated by AWUTC S-3 and sponsored
by the ECHOES.
It's all very easy. There's to dream up a name for him.
nothing to buy, no box topso That's wherp every Drew field
cut off and send in. All you've soldier comes into the picture.
cut off and send in. All you ve That's why we're leaving it to
got to do is to suggest a name- hat why we're leaving it to
any kind of name-for the un- you to name him.
military soldier above. BRAIN TEST
RULES GIVEN All suggestions will be re-
You've got plenty of time to do viewed by a board of three
it. And you can submit more judges, consisting of Maj. Burrell
than one name. The more names W. Helton, AWUTC S-3 execu-
you send in the better are your tive officer; Capt. Charles A.
chances of getting a $2 book of Ray, in charge of the analysis
movie tickets. All entries must section of AWUTC S-3, and Lieu-
be in by Nov. 7. tenant Cooper. The name of the
winning soldier will be announced
Better still, you've got a in the ECHOES Nov. 11. Why
chance to win more than one not try to make that winning
book of tickets. Lt. Samuel name be yours?
Cooper, saiUT as bk will be Send all suggestions to Lieu-
awarded to soldiers who sug- t Cooperica serve e
gest ideas for cartoons similar ECHOES, Base Special Service
to the one above. All of you Office. Submit all the names you
have seen incidents of sloppy can think up. Lieutenant Cooper
holdiering. Wy not ot sthey wants to be snowed under with
down on a piece of paper and entries. You're the fellows who
send them in? The suggestion can do it.
may, get you $2 worth of So get out the pencil or pen
tickets. u and fill in the following blank.
It takes only a minute and may
The character above is from bring you that book of tickets.
hunger. His type should never
be seen on any Army post. But, SOLDIER CONTEST EDITOR
unfortunately, his type creeps in I think the soldier should be
now and then.
The same sad sack character called .... ..........
will be the goon of the entire My name is
series. But neither AWUTC S-3 My name s .................
nor the ECHOES has been able My outfit is ..................
Gunner Opens Up
Killing rattlesnakes may
not be considered as being
in the "line of duty" (except,
of course, if they're of the
Japanazi variety), but that's
exactly what happened a
short time ago at 23rd Anti-
Sub Squadron when Lt. Cobb,
in charge -of a sub-machine
gun detail on the way to the
range, came upon one.
The lieutenant was in the lead
car; when he noticed what ap-
peared to be a large snake slith-
ering across the road.
Without hesitation he reached
for his tommy-gun, inserted his
clip, raised the weapon and blast-
ed away. Two slugs got the snake
and investigation revealed it to be
at least 13 years old, as attested
by its rattles.
It's reported that Paul Fried-
man is in pretty much of a huff
over the fast one that Larry
Keelan pulled on him the other
SFirst thing we knew about it
was when Friedman pulled a drip-
ping uniform from a tub full of
"That," exploded Friedman, "is
Larry Keelan's uniform! He takes
my .only clean set of sun-tans
without my even knowing about
it and then goes to town while
he leaves his own soaking here.
Wait'll I catch him, I'll make him
scrub my khakis on his hands and
Everything was patched up sat-
isfactorily, however, when Keelan
volunteered to have Friedman's
khaki laundered and both parted
The medical section, with Sgt.
Herman Nester in charge, should
find the new setup quite advan-
tageous, for the medic's beds are
located no more than half a foot
from the dispensary, so-well,
draw your own conclusions!
Here Before You
Go On Furlough
Before you leave on furlough
make certain you have your food
ration coupons with you, the Base
Ration Office advised today.
The OPA office at Washington
has received complaints that mili-
tary personnel on leave are fre-
quently unfamiliar with the pro-
cedure for obtaining food points.
Blanks for ration currency are ob-
tainable from your commanding
officer BEFORE you leave on fur-
The food ration currency ap-
plication and your furlough pa-
pers must be presented to the
Base Ration Office, located in the
Base Headquarters Annex Build-
ing, Avenue B and 8th Street,
where enough points will be is-
sued to cover the meals you in-
tend to eat at home.
So if you don't want to throw
Mom's ration point schedule out
of gear be certain that you go
home with your correct supply of
Soldiers on furlough may se-
cure gasoline ration coupons from
their local OPA board at home.
Pictured above Maj. Alfred B. Strickler, commanding
officer of Camp DeSoto Area, sells War Department Theater
coupon books to soldiers. The combination theater-chapel
building started daily features yesterday and highlighted
the night with a gala stage show.
At Camp DeSoto
SCamp DeSoto's new combination theater-chapel was
packed to a hilarious capacity last night as soldiers and dates
saw the opening feature which was highlighted by a snappy
George Cooper of St. Pete and his palpitating swingsters
were bolstered by Miss Louise Lavine, songstress and Frank
Male vocalist was Henry Dandy, Fields, was the cinematic attrac-
with George Cooper at the drums.,.tion.
Numbers featured were "Don't The new building has been
Cry, Baby" and "Knock Me a eagerly awaited by soldiers who
Kiss." previously had no camp shows.
First Sgt. James Gray's quartet Hundreds of theater coupons
sang several songs which brought were sold this week under the
down the house. \Sgt. Eddie Liz- direction of Maj. Alfred B. Strick-
ziemore of the 59th Aviation ler, commanding officer of Camp
Squadron gave a featured tap DeSoto area.
"Holy Matrimony," with Gracie Staff Sgt. Alvin Downing, as-
sistant manager of the theater,
expressed optimism over the at-
1GAM E ff
tendance. "We packed 'em in,"
he said, "and they'll come back
for more good entertainment."
Members of the staff include
Corporal Baisden and Cpl. James
Scruggs, projectionists; Sgt. Ed-
ward Dickerson, cashier; Pvt. Ed-
ward Dunham? ticket-taker, and
"pl. Albert Kaalund.
Projection installation was in
-harge of Ted Holtgraves of the
Army Motion Picture Service.
Sgt. Marvin Manheimer, chief su-
perintendent of Base projection-
ists, aided in the training of men.
CAN KEEP SECRETS
ployed at the Hawthorne works
of the Western Electric company
in Chicago can keep a secret,
their bosses declare. Thousands
of them-48 per cent of the to-
tal personnel-have not divulged
one iota bf information regarding
their vital war jobs since they
were hired, the company asserts.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943 PAGE THREE
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FLAMES AND SMOKE ENVELOPE A P-40 as Drew Field smoke-eaters
give demonstration to show how to fight airplane fires. The plane, no
longer fit for flying and stripped of virtually everything, was doused with
gasoline, then set ablaze. Firemen, answering "alarm," sped to the scene,
rescued the "pilot" and quelled the blaze within a few minutes. Demon-
stration was part of Fire Prevention Week and was attended by several
hundred soldiers, civilians and visiting firemen from towns in the Tampa
FIRE LOSS EXCEEDS WAR DEAD
ONE SYMBOL EQUALS 1,000 DEAD
SINCE Pearl Harbor the destruction caused by fire in the United States
has been comparable to the damage caused by all the enemy bombing
over England during the first two years of the war, according to Presi-
dent Roosevelt's proclamation issued for the observance of Fire Preven.
tion Week, Even more serious is the loss of life caused by fire. Annua
death toll from fire approximates 10,000 lives. This figure exceeds ou
combat losses in the first year of the war when the Army and Navy re-
ported 8,000 combat dead. (International)
GASOLINE AND OIL FIRES should be fought with carbon
dioxide or foam extinguisher, which do a quick job. Gaso-
line and water do not mix, so don't try to put out gasoline
and oil blazes with a water or soda acid extinguisher, the
container with the red top. .
RUBBISH BLAZES can be quelled with any type extin-
guisher. Usually the water pump type or the soda acid
extinguisher will do the job.
The best way to fight fires,
of course, is to prevent them.
But no matter how careful
you are fire might strike near
you at any time.
Because of the ever-pres-
ent threat of fire, you should
be familiar with what to do
when flames are discovered.
The first thing you should re-
member is not to get panicky.
Act quickly and calmly.
Hundreds of Drew Field
*civilians, military personnel
Sand firenien from towns.in
the Tampa area witnessed the
| realistic fire fighting demon-
strations given at various
parts of the field. The dem-
onstrations were not thrill
shows to be enjoyed at the
time, then promptly forgot-
ten. They were hard, practi-
cal lessons on what to do
when fire strikes. The lessons
given by Drew Field firemen
should be well learned.
"Remembering what to do
in case of fire would reduce
considerably the shocking
toll of lives taken by fire in
the United States every year.
Every twelve months fires at
home in the United States
take approximately 10,000
lives, or 2,000 more than the
Army and Navy lost in com-
bat with the Axis!
To help educate Drew
Field civilian and military
personnel in fire fighting
Capt. R. W. Godfrey,. Base
fire marshal, has released the
pictures in columns 1 and 2
and 4 and 5 with appropriate
instructions. Clip them and
post them where you'll al-
ways see them.
They may be responsible
for saving heavy fire damage
Above all, remember the
fire department's telephone
number is 17.
--'"~ "' .
ELECTRICAL FIRES, which are so common in the home,
should be fought with carbon tetrachloride or carbon diox-
ide. NEVER use water, soda or foam. While fighting
electrical fires make certain you don't make physical con-
tact with electrical equipment. If using carbon tetra-
chloride in a confined space you should wear a mask.
GREASE FIRES should be fought with a foam extinguisher,
the container with the yellow type. A steady stream should
be directed at the opposite side of the pan or kettle, just a
little above the flames. The foam should be allowed to
form and float back over the fire. The job also can be
done with carbon dioxide, but NEVER use soda and acid.
DREW FIELD ECHOED, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
DRFW FIELD ECHOES. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. 0. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday October 14, 1943
COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP
Air Base Area Commander
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity,
published each Friday in the interest of the officers and
enlisted men of Drew Field.
Authority Sec II, W. D. Circular 55, 1943. under the
supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with
W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated September 7, 1942,
Subject: Publication of Post. Camp and Unit Newspapers
Major Chester Delano. Base Special Service Officer
Lt Joseph EL 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-O. Telephone. exten-
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
(Printed by The St Petersburg Times]
VOLUME 2--NUMBER 32
WHERE'S THAT DRAMA?
This war is being fought to protect--
not produce-the humanities.
The Allied soldier's primary purpose
is to destroy a regime which believes in the
burning of books; the, systematic control
of thought and education.
The War Department, however, areal-
izes that there are thousands of soldiers
who cherish the thought of writing the
great American novel, and instead of re-
stricting they are encouraging creative
efforts during our spare time.
Most notable example is the current
National Theater Conference's drama con-
test which offers prizes totaling $10,000.
Dramas must be submitted before Dec.
1, to- the organization which has head-
quarters in Cleveland, O.
There's an old saying that everyone
has at least one good story in his skull,
and we can think of no better way to try
your skill and spend your spare time than
by entering the contest.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
By Pvt. Peter Brock
The kid stopped talking. I watched him as
he slowly chewed the sandwich. His eyes seemed
to float around the room like a shifting camera
taking a picture to be developed and filed away
in the human album.
There was nothing new to be seen. The
perennial line, the soldiers sprawled like ques-
tion marks on chairs, the talk and laughter, the
heavy cigarette smoke, the iridescent juke box,
the continual shift of khaki, all lost in individual
thoughts or banded together in tiny tribes pro-
tected and governed by instinct and background,
all still a bit frightened or forgotten or bold or
gay or crude or angry or worried.
The kid had come up to me a few minutes
ago as I stood in line waiting for a hamburger.
I'm absent minded and when he held his hand
out and called my name I couldn't place him.
It was only after he began talking about OT
that I remembered him. He had been in our
outfit. Worked as a clerk in the office I think.
He was short and serious and his hair was cut
collegiate and his face was maturing with a
couple of wrinkles starting like small strands of
string across his forehead.
"Those were the good old days," he had said.
I had almost laughed, but his face wasn't
ready for laughter. He actually meant it. Imagine
anyone calling finJd training "good old days."
His next remark had been just as odd. "Pretty
good place, Drew," he said.
"Yeah." That was all I said. All I could say,
because Id been cussing it for some weeks now.
"They say the last camp is the best," he said
apparently reading my perplexity.
After that we just sat and ate our hambur-
"I g6t a telegram today," he said after the
hamburger was finished. "Makes one feel kinda
good." He removed the yellow form from his
notebook and handed it to me.
It was signed "mother and dad" and came
from Nebraska and said: "Sorry you can't come
home. If you can telephone do so. Do you need
any .money. If so wire us collect. We are so
proud of you and our prayers are living mes-
sages that cannot be severed by time or place.
"They're really swell," he said, and I nodded
agreement. It was a decent telegram. Not the
kind of mush you usually get, not too personal,
yet intimate enough to fit indelibly among a
select group of memories.
"This is pretty swell too," he said nodding
at the crowd.
"Of course that's why we're in the Army-
to go," he said.
"Sure. Only thing to do. Can't win the war
here," I said.
We didn't say much after that. I got up and
wished him luck and elbowed through the crowd.
Outside the air was cool and fresh. I turned
around and looked at the place with its lights
and smells and pistol packin' mamma blaring
into the darkness.
Then I turned around and walked quickly to
my barracks feeling tired and restless.
"Say Uncle Sam."
Fromn ur Chaplain-
"An Aviator Teaches"
By CHAPLAIN FRANCIS L. AUER
Among the fliers who bombed Tokyo with Jimmy Doo-
little was a certain Lt. William Farrow. He established quite
a record as a pilot and is now probably still heroically en-
during a session of torturous imprisonment as a Jap captive.
Back in 1940, about the time he took up aviation, he wrote
out a memorandum called: "My Future." We repeat some of
his notations. They reveal a man of strong character built
upon a conviction that he had a job to do, that it was to be
done with perfection, and according to God's Holy Will.
"It's going to be hard, but it's
the only way. Work with a pur- Sunday Religious
pose is the only practical means o
of achieving an end." Services Listed
"First: What are my weak-
nesses: ... 1st. Softness in driv- CATHOLIC MASSES: 7:30
ing myself. 2nd. Lack of seri- A.M, Sunday, Red Cross Build-
ousness of purpose sober Hospit; 80
t h o u g h t. 3rd. Scatter-brain mg, Base Hospital; 8:00 A.M.,
Sunday, Chapel No. 2; 9:00 A.M.,
Slashing here and there and not Sunday Theater No. 3 and Chapel
getting anything done-spur of No 2; 11:30 A.M., Sunday, Chapel
the moment stuff. 4th. Lack of No 4. Holy Mass each week-day
No. 4. Holy-Mass each week-day
self-confidence. 5th. Too much except Tuesday and Sunday, 7:00
frivolity, not enough serious e Sunday, 7:00
frivolity, not enough serious A.M., Chapel No. 4. Confessions,
thought. 6th. Letting people in- from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M., and from
fluence my decisions too much, 7:30 to 9:00 P.M., Chapel No. 4.
I must make my decisions, then Masses every day but Wednesday,
act." 6:30 P.M., Chapel No. 2.
"Second: What must I do to de- JEWISH SERVICES: Services
velop myself? 1st. Stay in for all Jewish personnel held in
glowing health; take a good, fast Chapel No. 3, 7:15 P.M., Wednes-
one-hour workout each day. 2nd. day; 8:00 P.M., Friday;, 8:30 A.M.,
Stay close to God; do His will Saturday.
and commandments. He is myi HRISTIAN SCIENCE SERV-
friend and my protector. Believe ICES: Service,. 9:15 A.M., Sun-
in Him; trust in His ways; not to day, Chapel No. 1. Conferences,
my own confused understanding 4:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M., Monday and
of the universe. Thursday, Chapel No. 1.
"3rd. Do not wast energy or CAMP DESOTO: Sunday, 8:00
time in fruitless pursuits; learn A.M.
to act from honest fundamental PROTESTANT S E R V I C E S:
motives; simplicity in life leads Lutheran services,. 9:15 Sunday,
to the fullest living. 4th. Keep Chapel No. 4. Services, 10:30 Sun-
my mind always clean; allow no all chapels; 7:00 P.., Sun-
evil thoughts to destroy me. My day, a chapels 700 P.M Sun-
mind is my very own, to think day, Chapels 4 and 5. 7:30 P.M.,
and use just as I do my arm. Chapel 3. Chris.ian Service Men's
"It was given me by the Creator League, 7:00 P.M., Tuesday,
to use as I see fit, but to think Chapel No. 5. Prayer meeting,
wrong is to do wrong. 5th. Fear 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, Chapel No.
not for the future; build on each 8. The Forum, 7:30 P.M., Thurs-
day as though the future for me da, chapel No. 4. Bible Study
is a certainty. 6th. Never be dis- 7:00 P.M., Thursday, Chapel
courage over anything. Turn ss: P., Tursay, ape
failure into success." No. 5.
There we have Lt. Farrow's T
own analysis and remedy. Now Two Chaplains
how about applying an analysis / Are Proi led
and remedy treatment to our- re 0i11 e
selves: Lt. Farrow did not ar-
rive at his rules by a stroke of Chaplain, Carl W. Hewlett, Bas
chaplain, and Chaplain Francis L.
luck, but through thought and Auer, assistant Base chaplain,
prayer. A meditation each day have been promoted.
would teach us what our job is, Chaplain Hewlett has been
how God wants us to do it. raised to major, while Chaplain
Auer has been promoted to cap-
Meditation has made cowards tain. Both are graduates of the
strong. Chaplains' Training School at
It purifies the mind and gives "Harvard University.
driving power to the will. Why Chaplain Hewlett was pastor oi
not each day read a portion from a church in Missouri before enter
our G. I. Testaments. There are, ing the Army. Chaplain Auer
you know, testaments (Catholic, who also is head Catholic chaplain
Jewish and Protestant), printed for Drew Field, has been stationed
by our government--printed to be here since last March 10. Before
read, not just to be stacked in entering the service he was assis
some storeroom nor to be tucked tant pastor at two St. Loui
away in the bottom of your bar- churches.
racks bag or foot locker. If you
have not a copy of the Testa- Masonic Meeting
ment, go to your Chaplain atMeeting
your first opportunity, and get
one. Read a portion of it every John Darling Lodge, F. and
day and meditate on it. It will A. M., 610 Madison street, Tampa,
help. you to analyze and obtain extends fraternal greetings and
your remedy. "With desolation welcome to all Mason brothers.
is the world made desolate, An invitation is extended to at-
because no man thinks in his tend the weekly Wednesday night
FAGE kV \r -I-- ---K-
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.
The editor of the Quincy Patriot Ledger,
Quincy, Massachusetts (a city of 80,000 plus) ran
this little article. I feel it is representative of
the feelings of many GI's on furlough. Two Navy,
non-cors and I were "blowing our tops" about
the situation, after our recent trips home. We
can't be alone in our outlook, so I'm sending you
this little editorial, which you may want to run,
as it has wide interest.
"We know what we think when the follow-
ing happens. What would you think?
"'We're home on leave, and want some gas
How much may we have?'
"'Five gallons each,' replies the clerk at the
"We know how far we can go for five gallons.
For six months, we haven't seen the face of a
friend or relative. Leave is when you do see
them, if supplied with sufficient gasoline. A year
ago we gave up our well-paying position, sep-
arated ourselves from loved ones, gave up our
homes. We went "all out" for our cause.
"When we hear 'five gallons,' we are struck
with the baffling wonder of the situation. Our
rationers, smugly entrenched behind the Sigfried
line of desks, swivel chairs, and officious forms'
bearing 'Whereas, whereby, and to wit,' have
cunningly left no democratic avenue of appeal.
"If we had been at home, as civilians, we
would have in six months been entitled to twen-
ty-five to eighty-gallons. Yet five are proffered
as sufficient for fifteen intensive days of social
travel. Read between the lines what we would
like to say, in colorful sergeant's language.
That's right-just what your son said when he
was on leave!!"
(This letter should lead to a few interesting
comments from our readers. Let's hear your
slant on it, fellows.-Ed.)
Will you please help me to find the name of
a soldier whose number stamped in his clothes
is B-1282? I should like him to see this letter,
so that he may describe and claim the article
left in my car.
We gave him a lift in our car from Drew
Field to Memorial Highway on Thirsday, Octo-
ber 7. I want very much to return his clothing,
if I can only find him. It was undoubtedly his
bundle of laundry.
Mrs. A. D. Mountain
489 11th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida
(Thank you, Mrs. Mountain, for giving a lift
to a soldier. That's the spirit we like to see.
Hope you'll find the man who left his laundry
Drew Field Echoes
First I would like to congratulate you upon be-
ing the editor of a swell paper. It keeps the boys
informed of the activities in other companies.
It is a good morale builder and a great encour-
agement instrument. The boys know what is
what and who is who through your swell paper.
But still there are .a lot of companies which
we never hear of. Most of the personnel at
Drew Field do never even know that they exist,
or what their activities may be. My company
is one of those which never produced a writer
who could publicize it.
The 721st SAW Company was organized in
January, under the command of 1st Lt. Samuel
Newman, a great guy if there ever was one.
He comes from Jersey City (like I do!) and he
has been working on the radio network there
for quite some time, or until Uncle Sam called
him to the colors.
He is a well-bred man with a good sense of
humor, which he knows just where to apply.
Every man in the 721st-or who was in the 721st
-lovesthat man, and would do anything for him.
He worked hard to put the 721st on its feet.
The 721st has been recognized as one of the
best companies on the Field, because the men
all stuck together, and were a good team to
Several weeks ago, the '21st was broken up.
When the news came, it hit the men of the com-
pany very hard. I don't believe there will ever
be another company with more group spirit
than the 721st bhd. Lt. Newman, with some of
his staff offi-rr has been transferred to the
Although I am not with my old friends, I am
glad that so many of the enlisted men were
transferred. together into the 571st. In spirit,
the men of the old 721st will always live and
fight together, no matter where they are. The
men deserve a big hand for the job they did
together and the fine way in which they took the
break-up. Cpl. Stanley Dowgiala.
Drew Field Echoes
I like that football contest idea. The Drew
Field Echoes looks swell. Keep up the good
work! Pfc. Harold W. Henderson
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943 PAGE FIVE
3rd iC Gets
S By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
Hcow come everybody suddenly This mess is written in spurts like an artery. I'll
gets "Pilotosis" on his mind? In
the past two weeks, Sgts. Pierce admit that at times it seems anemic, but remember that this
S Butler. Joe Pertuit, Bob Shoff, is in addition to other duties (My latrine is number one
,. Cpl. Lo. d Wright and Pfc. Sammy this week.)
Foushee left the Third FC and
moved down the street to the
314(h's Transient Barracks, await-
ing traveling orders to flying Watched a covey of quail today. There was quite a
training schools. Good luck, fel- flock of 'em. Wonder what a bird thinks about? I'm sorta
lpw~s! glad that I'm not a bird. Even worse than that would be
Da heDougherty. Feelingedood on e the life of a butterfly. I'd hate to be a butterfly. (No Stage
HC ceve'ning. he tried stirring up the Door Canteen.) (Interpretation next week.-Ed.)
,i. barracks Of course, Horrigan and
SPee Wee" De Lorenzo didn't
know what happened to Dan's Chiseled another meal up at the WAC area the other
nith these double-decks, a guy day. I can't help ravin' about the stuff that comes out of
rie 'eds a compass to find his bed! that kitchen. Don't know what the girls do to the food up
And. if you don't get to the there, but by the time it gets all the way down, you start
Satrine promptly when the lights thinking of home and a fireplace, etc. A-1 that stuff about
go rn. you WAIT. What means
RUSH to make that 0730 forma- a way to a man's stomach is thru his stomach is true, breth-
lon. ren.. true. (Going James Joyce now, eh?-Ed.)
Hungry-Bob Parsons enjoyed
COL. HAROLD L. MACE, commanding officer of the newly- that Cuban sandwich so much he
arrived 46th Bombardment Group (L), has the outfit's sign even ate the encircling paper. IT SEEMS LIKE as the deadline for this column comes
dusted off and is ready to hang it in front of headquarters. Thought it was a baked pom- "around quicker than any other job I've ever had. I just get
A native Floridian, Colonel Mace praised Drew Field and pano, Sarge?"
With several additions to the to sleep after writing the previous week's mess, and here
its personnel on his arrival. department, Inspection Section comes the little man with the gold in his teeth. I don't
h B suddenly grew to adult ches know what you all have to read this thing for anyway, but
t m b i from you-know-who, be influenc- -so long as you want to suffer, I'll write the stuff, and then
ing your judgment, Sgt. Mardock? the ECHOES staff will print its own version.
Big operators from the town of
St. Pete, Joe Hresko, Al Ledbet-
Ster, Chuck Levey, and Sal Ce- GETTING COOLER AIN'T IT? The girls are wearing stockings (no
G I drone were nabbed by the MP's more such thing as hose it's "stockings"). The men are wearing
SGro u p A rs there for curfew violation. Recog- jackets in the morning, and the grass has stopped growing-(the
nizing rank, Sergeant Joe waS chamber of commerce again). All in all, it feels kinda good. Ever
given custody of the "charges." spend a few hours looking at a sunset (I mean since you've been in
SSome job changes to report. the Army?) Take a few minutes and just look up in the air
Charle Hall replaced Ray Her- anywhere between six and seven-thirty. It looks pretty nice, and
M a ce C o m mman as bossman of the night jani- the colors even a he-man can appreciate. Florida has something
tors. "Bool" Esposito, John' Cali- (it says here.)
By PVT. ALLEN I. KORN tra, and Kochinski were named
During the latter portion of last week, the air and permanent Sergeants of the 'WHAT IS ALL the hollering about? Why do we always have to
ground echelons of the 46th Bombardment Group, (L) ar- Staff Sergeant Mal Holden is holler about something? It seems that when everything is going
rived at their new station here at Drew Field. The 46th, a the latest volleyball casualty-a along smoothly, some one has to come along and holler and just
light bombardment outfit, is at present commanded by twisted ankle. Crashing the big because they have nothing to holler about. One of the things that
light bombardment outfit, is at present commanded b time last week was Harry have come up is the crying about the civilians who work on the
Col. Harold L. Mace, a native Floridian, who has seen serv- "Droopy" Lampert, with his pub- Base. Are yo&' birds crazy? Why do you have to scream about a
ice both in and out of the United States. lished cartoon in the Sateveport. bunch of people who are doing a necessary and efficient-job? I
Lt. Col. Robert V. DeShazo, Surprised because you see repeat, that if more of us (yes, I'm included) would spend just a
deputy group commander, is a T/Sgt. Cecil "Sparky" Adams little more time trying to win this damn war and stop. the silly
veteran of the Tunisian campaign salvaging food scrapat the chow expenditure of hot air, we might do okeh.
and has been decorated for out- Ln uU C 00 l tables? Tt's to feed "Mike," the 0
standing service in the African Dobermann, the carpenter siop's ONCE AGAIN the transportation scream! I'll continue to scream
theater. pet. in this column just as long as both officers and enlisted men pass
Maj. Donald A. Wolfe, execu- | Back from his New Haven? mp the poor soldier on the Base who could just as soon be riding.
tive officer, is affectionately furlough came Pfc. Ray Papuano, Then there is the car that always leaves the Base with no one in it
called the "Daddy" of the group IU A all smiles. Why? He claims he u the rier hat car kills me. It happens every day at the
as he has been with it since it married. But, in abut the driver. That car kills me. It happens every day at the
was atvated Jan. 15, 1941 gturesome eveningB, he hopped a same time at the same place. Why not just stop the car, open the
wthe Savannah air base. tiresome evening,and he hopped "lose" door and pick a feller up? No kidding, it doesn't take any effort.
The adjutant is Capt. Walter if 1 W milk wagon anThe matter is not just another item to fill space, it really is tough!
D. Wright, who has also been wit. Stop and consider what the transportation situation is. A poor
with the 46th since it was ac- Reports from the sick book. soldier is really up the creek unless he has a car or at least a ride.
tivated. Soldiers who wish to learn Sgt. Hugh Andes, scratching up I know that I would rather stay on the Base than sweat out all
The 46th is distinctly proud basic grammar and speech in wafinbed T ccdenll hpVivng a s stop
of the fact that each of the German, French, Italian or in the Fire Prevention Week you say, let's stop for a second and help a guy out!
squadron commanders and nu- Spanish were urged yesterday to demonstration, and "Wah Wah" t
merous staff pilots have been
decorated for meritorious ser- contact the Special Service Office, Celardo got an infected finger ANOTHER BOUQUET for the Base Motor Pool. Lieutenant May
videcorated fou meritoris sof war. 2 Training Battal Svi e pce from a mosquito. and his able staff are really doing a tremendous job of taking care
vice in various theaters of war. 2d Training Battalion. The phone eceau just out of the of the motor needs of all of us. Mr. Myers, Mr. Davis, Mr. Wilkinson,
Many of the enlisted men have is 295. Gerard Feceau, just out of the of the motor needs of all of us. Mr. Myers, Mr. Davis, Mr. Wilkinson,
a o e else e ave is 295.so hospital, reports nurses there are keep them rolling. The Motor Pool personnel has gone 100 per cent
also served overseas and some Lt. Carl Porges, in charge of plenty O.K. and all the rest, not forgetting the lovely Mrs. Baxley, are swell
have received decorations for the language school, said that Reported winnings on those people, swell workers, and they are really doing their level best to
their gallant actions aghast tentative plans called for in- pools. Message center's football for war bonds help buying the cars they dispatch.
he enemy. struction in the various languages pools-Eldon Guidry copped the
The history of the 4th has within a short time. $4, while Phil Burke received the UNDERSTAND that Capt. Van Sistine up in the Signal area is
been exciting and colorful and is Instructors are now available $1 booby prize. Mrs. Heit and going all out to help on the golf course. Co-operation makes an
filled with movements all over to teach French, Italian and Ger- Mrs. O'Brien won two A-4 pools, efficient machine. Co-operation we have ..he machine is going
te country has ee sta man, he said, with a call for a Pfc. Milt Newman believes in to run right fine now.
tioned at Bowman Field, Ky.; Spanish teacher still unanswered. super-service. His namesake,
Barksdale Field, La.; Galvestonuper-service. His namesake,
Municipal Airport, and Blythe Classes are scheduled to be held Miss Newman, bought him some HAVE YOU noticed that the moon and the GIs are out these days?
Army Air Base, Cal. evenings during week days. ice cream. Being incapable of Wonder what it is that makes a man (and woman) think of soft
While at Blythe the outfit went Corporal Gottlieb will aid in in- feeding himself (furlough, don't music when the moon is high? Perhaps these cool nights have
on combined operations with the struction. The courses will con- cha know?). He called on Eloise something to do with it. Lovely just lovely (and fun, too).
ground forces under the com- tinue over six week periods, and Parr for assistance, and she actu- 0
mand of Lt. Gen. "Blood and prospective students will be ally spoonfed him! YE ED is standing all over me with a bull whip just daring me
Guts" Patton. Needless to say, asked to name the days of in- Colonel Conklin and Captain to get up from this machine. (I ain't gonna do it.) One day I am
working with the general was strucon.Sharkey were the first two offi-gong to get this stuff in before deadline. I now have approximately
"rough," but the 46th took it and cers to show us how those new 15 minutes. I get nervous, he gets mad (and believe me he can)
dished it out aplenty. Lif in Th iln Third Air Force patches look. and everything gets all mixed up. Why do they have to get so
After the Blythe ordeal the fl *. Pfc. Ted Dzelnick's title as excited?
next base was Will Rogers Field, M ....."Champ letter-writter" is being
Okla., where it remained foursome e challenged by Sgt. Len Nixon.
time. From Oklahoma it moved Both boys really produce nightly. WOULD LIKE to know the identity of the character who sent
to rew filed To Be S o e Both boys realy spto e p ghtEy me the step ladder with the note, "For you Adam ... so that you
Colonel Mace paid tribute to 1 Be Shown Here Cruel fate last week put Eaton can come down from your chandelier to get your burnt eggplant
the field and the personnel upon on K. P., the day he celebrated and toast soup." (Must have been reading "Advice To Yard-
arrival and stated "the 46th is Color motion pictures and stills the compeon o o yer birds," another column in this sheet).
rarin' to go and is anxious to co- of life in Thailand (Siam) will be the daye
operate to the utmost in all field shown for soldiers by Chaplain day. MORE WAC's arrived this day. Matter of fact, at 2:05 p.m. (No,
activities." John I. Perkins at 7 p.m. Sunday Thanks to Pfc. Alonzo Tap that is not why I am late.) e are really getting a lot of them
in Chapel No. 5, 2d Street and Dancer" Proffitt for putting up here aren't we? They are a swell bunch of kids and we are
14, HE JOINS LEGION Avenue N. that community mirror near your glad to see them. Welcome, kids, and have a nice stay. Understand
DENVER.-(INS)--John Law- As a missionary for four and a bed. that our good friend OZ is back ...Hi, kid, nice seeing you.
rence Mitchell of Denver claims half years, Chaplain Perkins had Attention WAC trying to find
to be the youngest member of the the opportunity to study closely the best-dressed G. I.'s: Hunt up beginning to scream around here again. I'm gonna
American Legion. Now 14, he the customs and habits of the Frank Guercio. The Sarge even PEOPLE ARE beginning to scream around hereIt's awfulgain. I'm gonna
served seven months in the U. S. land of the white elephant, presses a crease in his fatigues. quit and go home. Don't ever get that way. It's awful. No won-
Navy until officers discovered his Chaplain Perkins has made Imagine Sgt. Doug Wienke get- der so many people have stomach trouble if that is what they do.
age and gave him an honorable scenes of houses on stilts, beauti- ting bonged for curfew violation! The editor had a little trouble with the dept. of the interior the
discharge. His sea service, in- ful Buddhist temples of Gangkok, It's goodbye to Captain W. L. other day, but he is well again. (And how!)
eluding dangerous convoy duty, a cobra snake farm, people of the Chipman, who checked out for 0
made him eligible for Legion interior of Thailand and French the 407th. Congrats to new Sgts. WELL, GUESS I'll go now. I don't know whether I have enough
membership, the Leyden-Chiles- Indo-China, Hongkong harbor Monroe, Pleasant, and Verchuck, here or not, but like the Arab .I silently steal away. (Total
Wickersham post of Denver de- and many places off the beaten and new Cpls. Causier, Calitri, cost of exit one table top "glass," one screen "for door,"
cided. path. and "Moon" Mullins. two teeth and a broken rib.) G'Bye.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
And Pulls Out
By T/5 JACOB WEIDENBAUM
Once again, it is my privilege and pleasure to report
PROMOTION IN THE 588TH. Alabama's Erman W. Mills
of Northport, was made a sergeant. California's candidate,
Martel C. Field of Long Beach, moved up to corporal. Colo-
rado's favorite son for the day is Melvin E. Young of Denver;
he was promoted to sergeant.
The State of Illinois increased
its number of sergeants in our
Army by two, when Tony V. Al-
laria of Glen Car and William
B. Daniel of Chicago appeared
on the Promotion List.
Kansas was not overlooked and
Robert H. Russell of Oskaloosa
became a corporal. Kentucky
does not have a large population
but it rated two places; Carl E.
Shoemaker of Beattyville and
Charles G. Cain of Louisa, now
wear two stripes on each sleeve.
Maryland found a place
through Frank A. Fimowicz of
Baltimore who became a Tech-
nician 5th Grade; I am sure
that his wife will be very
proud. The State of Massa-
chusetts filled two places;
Charles V. O'Grady of North
Adams was made a Technician
4th Grade and Nathan F. Abe-
lovitz of Chelsea made corporal.
Minnesota now boasts another
sergeant; he is Jerome A. Minion
of Montevedeo. And then we
come to New York. Robert D.
Agone of Glenfield was advanced
to sergeant while Yale Forman
and Irving Gordon, both from
New York City made corporal.
Gordon comes from Brooklyn and
now is the time for all Brook-
lynites to rise and cheer. Ohio
improved its score with two new
sergeants: Paul J. Loftus of Bel-
laire and Paul Jones of North
Kenoea. In this case, Paul Jones
is strictly a name.
Pennsylvania "contributed Wil-
liam B. Hannum of Philadelphia
who was promoted to sergeant
and Horace M. Hutchison of
Downington who became a Tech-
nician 4th grade.
Tennessee came up with Ernest
F. Brazil of Nashville as a brand
new T/4. And the State of Wis-
consin presents its new sergeant,
Kenneth W. Kramer of Weithee.
That's all on Promotions .
Most of us take it for granted
that the Mess Hall has to pro-
duce food for us three timvs
each day. We consider it our
privilege to criticize and most
of us never stop to think of the
skill, labor and effort that goes
into the preparation of the
It is true that most of us have
done K.P. but it is also true that
most of us regarded it as an un-
pleasant assignment to be done
and forgotten as soon as possible.
I am reasonably certain that
most EM have never stopped to
wonder about how much food
each Mess Hall must prepare for
each meal, how they manage to
prepare so much with the facili-
ties on hand, how the food is kept
warm until the Chow Line ap-
pears and a million and one other
problems which are faced daily
by the people responsible for
feeding us properly.
GOOD MESS HALL
This Battalion eats in Mess Hall
No. 20. 2nd Lt. Richard Todd is
the Mess Officer and in his ab-
sence, 2nd Lt. John G. Morgan is
the Mess Officer. T/Sgt. William
C. Casson is in charge of Mess
Hall No. 20 and we can consider
ourselves fortunate in having so
experienced a man. He has been
in the Army. for the past seven
years; he is a graduate of the
Army Cooks and Bakers School
and gave a course in the mess
sergeants school at Fort Mon-
mouth, New Jersey.
He has three staff sergeants,
who assist him in the general
operation of the Mess Hall; they
are William W. Wright, Robert
McAtee and James D. Roberts.
There are four first cooks and
I think that most of our men
are interested in knowing their
names; they are T/4 S Fred E.
Crogle, Donald Lang, Mathew
M. Diano and Lorenzo Chico.
The Chief Bakers are T/4 S
William S. Nieradka and Joseph
Praschak and the Chief Butchers
are T/4 S Delbert L. Meecham
and Dohmer M. Lynn. In addi-
tion to the men named, there are
any number of Second Cooks and
Student Cooks doing a fine job
The supervisors of the K.P.'s
make a substantial contribution
to the smooth operation of our
Mess Hall and their names are:
T/4 S Jacob W. Hamlin, Joseph
Makowski, Claudie L. Park, Hugh
C. Pierce, Leo V. Telles and
Thomas C. Hoeffner.
I think that a great big cheer
for the Officers and EM who run
our Mess Hall is long overdue and
in giving the cheer, let us not
overlook the permanent KPs ...
JOIN THE FOOTBALL CON-
TEST CONDUCTED BY THE
"ECHOES." YOUR UNIFORM IS
THE ADMISSION PRICE AND
THE PRIZES ARE VALUABLE.
Get More Dough,
Work at PXs
The PX still is looking for
So, if you GIs want to make
some extra dough contact
Charles M. Young, PX person-
nel director, at Avenue B and
First Street. The telephone
number is 877.
Soldiers desiring to work in
their off hours must secure from
their commanding officers let-
ters saying that they are al-
lowed to do the extra work.
Mr. Young said GIs of all
grades are eligible for PX em-
ployment and are paid up to
one-half their base salary.
By BOB HAWK
1. Do frogs have teeth?
2. What body of water does the
International Date Line cross?
- 3. What are the first words of
the Declaration of Independence?
4. How often does a sesquicen-
5. Does the flag have more red
stripes than white stripes or more
white stripes than red stripes?
6. Name a movie in which the
cast was made up entirely of
7 In the "Tale of Two Cities,"
what are the two cities?
8. If you strike two glasses
partly filled with water, which
glass would give a higher tone-
the one with the larger amount
of water or the one with the
9. Is the average life of a dollar
bill less than one year, less than
five years or less than seven
10. Did Benjamin Franklin sign
the Declaration of Independence
or the Constitution or did he sign
(Answers on page 11)
A group of Netherlands flyers'here at Drew Field with
USAAF Liaison Officer Captain K. C. Wojick and RAAF
Flight Lieutenant Tom Trimble.
By SGT. PRINCE, 408th
Sixty Dutch aviators from Java, Sumatra, the West
Indies, and Holland are now at Drew Field quietly prepar-
ing for the time to return and wrest from the Axis their
The group is headed by a lieutenant commander whose
18 years in the Netherlands Navy has given him a clear
picture of German and Japanese preparation for the war.
"We knew the Germans were
making war materials and like their names, explaining how their
the Americans we did not believe relatives' lives might be endan-
they would dare use them," he gered should publicity be directed
said. toward them.
The commander doesn't care to S e o t f f H-
speculate on the war's duration. Some of them fledfrom Hol-
"I just want to return and get a land by ship to England, others
whack at tem het decd et a escaped through France, while
whack at them," he declared. others ioin;d the Ruianq in
Members also pointed out
how the Japs had filtered
through the Pacific posing as
fishermen or merchants.
Flight Lieutenant Tom Trimble
of Sydney, Australia, RAAF, is
a veteran fighter with the unit.
He is accredited with two Italian
ships, and says that these enemy
planes were well made but awk-
wardly handled. Quiet spoken,
freckled Trimble was shot down
behind enemy lines when on duty
in the Middle East.
He had shrapnel scalp wounds
and sneaked through enemy ter-
ritory hiding by day in hay stacks.
Many of the men withheld
One globe-trotter made his
.way through Russia, Siberia,
and the Far East to the Neth-
erlands East Indies.
Another young man escaped
Java in a three motored Ger-
The unit here represents both
Army and Navy personnel. Other
units are training in various
fields, counting the time when
they will again face the Axis.
The men expressed enthusiasm
of Drew Field and its personnel.
They have made a local Spanish
restaurant their unofficial head-
Proves Vision Of
Sponsors of Road
Three Weeks have elapsed "We're saving on tires and
since the $1,000,000 Dale Mabry equipment, and the ride is more
highway opened, and thousands comfortable for soldiers," an of-
of soldiers are now hailing the ficial declared.
road as the streamlined route to The straight-away was built to
Tampa and beach cities, speed important Army traffic
The previous route, winding between Drew and MacDill fields.
through Tampa residential sec- Col. Melvin B. AsD. Drew air
tions, is out for the duration, base commander, pointed out that
with motorists able to save time in the event of an emergency the
old routes between the fields and
and equipment over the new adjoining sections would have
pavement, been inadequate.
Bus line officials who service The highway was named after
Drew expressed satisfaction yes- Capt. Dale Mabry, Tampa bal-
terday over the change to Dale loonist, who was killed when the
Mabry highway. dirigible Roma exploded in 1922.
Holler of 374th Rumored
Linked to WAC Trainee
By SGT. H. B. BURLESON
Cpl. James E. Holler of the 314th and the new WAC
Link Trainer member are said to be that way about each
other. She is known to her "future" as "Redding Pretty-
kins." Shall we expect an announcement soon?
Some of the "big" members of our organization did not
agree with the shots they received on Tuesday of last week.
They are F/Sgt. Holliday, T/Sgt. Crump, and S/Sgt.
Sgt. Smith, Adjutants Section, age an air port. Too bad Ser-
reports that the nine new WAC geant, maybe you can get a
members of that section are transfer. S/Sgt. James T. Gor-
learning fast and doing a good don has revealed that the big
job. Special classes are some- step will be taken about the first
times held for their benefit, and of November.
they are doing their part. Aviation Cadet Maclin S. Ken-
nemer Jr., has grown another
WEDDING BELLS stripe on his sleeve. This was the
Second Lieutenant Edwin E. present which he received for
Ruoff, now of the Mr. and Mrs. being physically qualified for
class, was quietly married to Wing Growing Training.
Miss Lois McGregor at Chapel Lieutenant Bostic-. was ad-
No 4 on Saturday, October 2, at emitted to the Station hospital
4:30 p.m. The groom was nerv- on Wednesday of last week.
ous, but not so much so that he The reason for his being there
could not get the ring on her is unknown, but it seems as
hand. though the 10 days he recent-
After the ceremony, the new- ly had at Lake Lure was not
lyweds were greeted by one of enough to right the wrongs he
those "occasional" downpours went to cure.
Florida weather features. A
three day honeymoon w a s Roses to Captain Yohe, who
granted to the groom, but he marked another milestone along
is now back on the job again, the pathway of life. Many hap-
The couple now resides in py returns, Captain. The day
Safety Harbor. was October 10.
Congratulations to Chaplain
Sergeant Allen Dean, Link Auer, recently promoted from
Trainer, will miss a certain Sig- 1st Lt to Captain. Nice work,
nal Sub-Depot employee when she Cantain. and may we hear of
takes off for Fayetteville to man- the next step very soon.
DUTCH AVIATORS AT
DREW LOOK HOMEWARD
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
Next time you're in town and tired of pounding the
Tampa pavement, look up the American Legion Service
Club, run by a group of World War veterans. The club is
fitted for relaxation, refreshment and fun. The place is
strictly a GI hangout, so leave your girl friend at home.
Your wants are looked after by stewards.
COME ON IN, and kibitz a bit on that game of checkers.
Bet he'll clean the board on that next move. Maybe you'd
rather read the paper, or finish that letter you've been
putting off. Plenty of room to sit and think in the airy,
pleasant lounge at the Legion club.
BOY! Doesn't that spray
feel good? No waiting in
line, but lots of room for
everybody. You'll go out to
dinner, feeling like a nzw
man, after your strip-tease,
shower, and rubdown. Just
one of the pleasant fcc"'-
ties offered here.
ZING! Hit that one right on
the nose, didn't you? It's
easy to find a peppy part-'
ner if you enjoy an oc-
casional ping-pong bout.
Those machines in the
background are good sport,
too, if you'd like to test
your latest lucky streak.
MMMMmm-That's a 'i.ugh shot, soldier. Maybe you'd
like to get in there and show him how it's done. Steady
nerves and keen eyes, gained through time-off practice at
pool, ray pay off "'- -nnge later on
I'M BEAT! Let's h...- ....-. This milk bar is "hep" to
just what a soldier believes a snack should be. Milk drinks,
soft drinks, pie, sandwich' 2s, and ice cream, all priced for
a soldier's pocket. After all, Legionnaires were soldiers,
too, and the club is op-~ -d to make GIs feel at home.
1st AW Barracks
By SGT. BERNARD LEVINE
We thought the much de-
layed tornado had struck
Drew when suddenly the
First Training barracks was
shaken by great vibrations.
Much to everybody's surprise
we found it was the jitter-
bugging of 400 pounds of
solid manhood, Corporal
Kohn and Sergeant Noble.
It was a sight to behold. They
can really shake some mean
Another interesting item was
when Pfc. Tony Gonsalves was
waiting to board a bus in town.
He spied a very pretty girl sitting
near a window on the bus. He
knocked down three soldiers get-
ting next to her but he made it,
much to our surprise. He was a
perfect gentleman, and only
gazed in rapture and was con-
MAN OF WEEK
Arkansas Traveler Cpl. Billy
Corn was seen traveling heavy
with a luscious creature in the
heart of Tampa. Nice work cor-
Everybody's choice for the man
of the week is Tech Sergeant Syl-
vester Kleshinski. Syl is a good
guy and doesn't want to frighten
anybody. He is a real spark-
plug of the outfit and a big bur-
den rests on his shoulders.
Even with his responsibilities,
the sergeant always has a kind
word for everybody. We salute
you as our man of the week.
We have several men of the
hour (the hours that have
passed), but we'll wait until
they grow into men of the
week before we mention them.
This week our mysterious
soldier who unknowingly passes
among us and looks for the best
dressed GI of the week has
chosen Pfc. Earl (GI) Payne.
He's neat as a pin at all times
and modestly claims he owes
all his success to the little
woman. He's so conscious about
his dress, that he was only
recently convinced he didn't
bave to wear a tie on the post.
We are proud to have with us
a very distinguished man, our as-
sistant Personnel Officer. he was
formerly Dr. Clarence W. Thomas,
Professor of History at the Uni-
versity of Illinois. You'd never
guess it, because Lieutenant
Thomas is really one of the boys.
Corporal Wester had q-ite a
bit of excitement recent.y. One
night while attending the daily
performance at the Howard
theater, much to his dismay, the
cops raided the joint. He says
it's disgraceful the way they
treat the higher type of enter-
To add to the growing nienace
to the Axis, Company D, has pro-
duced lots of good shots with the
Carbine. Lots of the boys in the
company qualified and lots of the
boys are sharp-shooters and we
have experts too. Some of the
boys who are experts are Cpls.
Claude E. Oliver and Charles F.
Shea, both with a score of 176.
Much success is due those in-
structors such as Corporal John
Geer and Sergeant Meyersick and
not to mention the first sergeant
who is a real shot and also a
good soldier, F/Sgt. Miller.
Accident Befalls Sp.
LOS ANGELES, Cai.--U.R)--
Prof. C. I. Althouse, professional
seer, crystal ball gazer and read-
er of the signs of the zodiac, in
some way overlooked one fact
that was going to affect his life,
and which must certainly have
been indicated by some one of his
many means for divining the fu-
ture. It was that he was going
to fall down on the street and
break his leg. However, the Gen-
eral hospital is making up the
best it can for his oversight.
"Dammit, Jones-you don't have to put your hand out
every time your turn!"
OFTEN IN UNIFORM
The responsibility for the safe movement of our
troops to destinations overseas or to training camps
within the United States is the solemn responsibility
of every soldier who has knowledge of the movement.
The Private, the Lieutenant and the General, all share
the responsibility equally. It is up to each one of us
to protect our own weapons of surprise and insure that
our buddies will reach their destinations safely. Upon
our good sense and discretion depends their very lives.
In addition to jeopardizing the lives of the troops
who are being transported the disclosure of troop
movements-even the apparently routine transfers
within the United States-gives enemy agents the iri-
formation they need to predict our war plans, measure
our strength and counteract our blows.
In general the factors that contribute most to the
disclosure of troop movements are our own Conceit,
Faith, Enthusiasm or Ignorance. We are all human
and have our weaknesses. Each one of us is vulner-
able to a certain extent, in one of the above ways.
Some of us are conceited and our vanity compels
us to let everyone know that we have inside informa-
tion. This kind of soldier is the fellow who impresses
the girls with a dazzling line. The only thing wrong
with his line is that it generally makes a noose that fits
right around Uncle Sam's neck.
Then there's the fellow who's a good soldier in
every respect, he can always be depended upon in a
pinch and he's in there trying all the time. His only
fault is that he has too much faith in his friends and
family. He never learned the truth of Benjamin
Franklin's saying, "Three can keep a secret, when two
of them are dead."
The honest, praiseworthy enthusiasm of a soldier
for his job and for the Army has been the cause of
more than one secret leaking out to the enemy. This
kind of man is at once a blessing and a curse to the
Army. His enthusiasm when directed toward his
everyday duties is what makes our Army so strong to-
day. Men of his type are.the ones who get things done.
Unfortunately, however, he doesn't always know where
to draw the line and when to stop talking. He is easy
pickings for a clever enemy operative who simply
winds him up like a phonograph and lets him run un-
til there's nothing more to hear.
Finally there's the soldier who knows just how
the enemy operative works and would be able to spot
one immediately. It would be a cinch and believe you
me, he'd turn him over to the F. B. I. on the double.
It's a funny thing about this fellow he's really serious
when he says he could spot them a mile away. And he
could, too-if they really looked the way he thinks
they do. He pictures' a spy as being a lean, dark,
swarthy complexioned fellow, complete with a foreign
.,accent, waxed mustache and black cape. And of course,
the female spy, is but a modern slinky looking Mati-
Hari who lures soldiers into her boudoir where she
coaxes them to tell all.
It never occurs to this victim of the "moving pic-
ture age" that spies, saboteurs and fifth columnists do
not advertise their trade. Instead they are friendly,
inconspicuous people who use every cunning, every
wile, and play on every weakness in our nature to ob-
tain military information from us.
All of us want to go overseas, but when we step
on the gangplank we want to be sure that no one has
talked. We won't be happy when we reach the deck,
if we suspect that a U-boat may be waiting for us out
there where the ocean is wide and deep and cold.
Keep faith with your comrades who may today be
leaving for an unknown destination. Keep faith with
your buddies who will leave with you when your
time comes. They trust you-but be sure that you
can trust yourself. Don't Be a Fifth Columnist In Uni-
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THL
Beaches, Recreation Centers I
ST. PETE IN A WALTZ This Week, advises enter-
tainment-wise Prof. Dooblatz, unofficial Drew Field fun
handicapper. No time like now to discover this paradise
for soldiers. The millionaire tourists who built St. Pe-
tersburg can't get down these days, so this grand city is
all yours, soldier. Go to it!
- M S--I-
S/SGT. MACK PAUL waltzes a Bomb-a-Dear at
a regular Home Center dance. Dances every evening
at 7:30. Home Center opens at 7 a.m., offers coffee,
buns and cookies on the house at all hours, with a spe-
cial supper every Sunday. Mrs. M. R. ("Mom") Lester
and her staff look after every soldier's entertainment and
other needs, whether it's a fling at boating he wants or
to wash a shirt or sew on a button.
SUNDAY SUPPER AT the home center and whom
do we find but S/Sgt. Mack Paul and S/Sgt. Joe Safransky
completely in control of the food situation. Bomb-a-Dears
Mildred Miller and Carolyn Sangster admire their foot-
work around the table. No wonder the home center's so
--- -- -----
"BOMB-A-DEARS" Kitty Lawyer, Nancy Griffith,
Lillian Leonhard and Peggy Baldwin with Mrs. Maybelle
Mills, Defense Recreation Office advisor, stir up another
week's fun for Drew Field soldiers. These girls are the
mainspring of St. Petersburg's Defense Recreation pro-
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS, Nos. 1 and 4
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16-"Thank Your Lucky
Stars," all-star cast; RKO Pathe News.
Sunday, Oct. 17-"Hostages," Luise Rainer, Paul Lukas, Wil-
liam Bendix; Unusual Occupations; "Down With Everything."
Monday, Oct. 18-"Watch on the Rhine," Bette Davis, Paul
Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald; Merrie Melodies.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 19 and 20-"Sahara," Humphrey
Bogart, Bruce Bennett; Community Sing; RKO Pathe News.
Thursday, Oct. 21-"Doctor Gillespie's Criminal Case," Lionel
Barrymore, Van Johnson, Keye Luke; Vodvil film; Madcap Models.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3
Friday, Oct. 15-"Hostages," Luise Rainer, Paul Lukas; Unusual
Occupations; "Speaking of Animals."
Saturday, Oct. 16-"Watch on the Rhine," Bette Davis, Paul
Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald; Merrie Melodies.
Sunday and Monday, Oct. 17 and 18-"Sahara," Humphrey Bo-
gart, Bruce Bennett; Community Sing; RKO Pathe News.
Tuesday, Oct.-19-"Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case," Lionel Barry-
more, Van Johnson, Keye Luke; Vodvil film; Madcap Models.
Wednesday, Oct. 20-"Adventures of Taru," Robert Donat, Va-
lerie Hobson; RKO Pathe News.
-Thursday, Oct 21-"Yankee Doodle Dandy," James Cagney,
Joan Leslie, Walter Huston; RKO Pathe News.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATER No. 7 (Colored)
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 14 and 15-"A Lady Takes a Chance,"
Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger; Color cartoon; Com-
Saturday, October 16-"The Seventh Victim," Tom Conway,
Kinm Hunter, Jean Brooks; Black Hills Expense.
Sunday and Monday, Oct. 17 and 18-"Sweet Rosie O'Grady,"
Betty Grable, Robert Young,. Adolphe Menjou; The War for Men's
Minds; Egg Cracker Suite.
Tuesday, Oct. 19-"Watch on the Rhine," Bette Davis, Paul
Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald; Merrie Melodies.
Wednesday, Oct. 20-"Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case," Lionel
Barrymore, Van Johnson, Keye Luke; Film Vodvil; Madcap Models.
Thursday, Oct. 21-r"Best Foot Forward," Ludille Ball, Virginia
Weidler, Harry James Orch; Walt Disney cartoon; RKO Pathe News.
RECREATION BUILDING No. 1
Friday, Oct. 15, 8:15 p.m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents.
Saturday, Oct. 16, 8:15 p.m.-USO Camp Show.
Sunday, Oct. 17, 8:15 p.m.-A.,W. Melody Hour.
Monday, Oct. 18, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answer or Else; 9 p.m., Sol-
Tuesday, Oct..19, 9:00 p.m.-Marion Lohrig.
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 8:15 p.m.-Dress Rehearsal.
Thursday, Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m.-Music, Mirth and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB
Friday, Oct. 15, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Saturday, Oct. 16, 8:30 p.m.-Bingo.
Monday, Oct. 18, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Music.
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Information for service men and women, guest cards, etc., at
Defense Recreation Office, Fifth street and Second avenue north.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach drive north. Open daily from
9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing every night. Coffee and cookies
every day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse,
suits and towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance
PIER CENTER, municipal pier. Informal dancing every night.
Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance instruction
Monday and Thursday.
At both Centers every night Bomb-a-Dears, St. Petersburg
Junior Hostesses, are on hand to help you have a good time.
Thursday, Oct. 14-
8:00-10:30 p.m.-Dance, Virginia night, Dick Spencer's orches-
tra; (Long Distapce Telephone call to lucky man).
Friday, Oct. 15-
7:30-9:00 p.m.-Special party, dance, orchestra. Prize-PIER
Saturday, Oct. 16-
8 p.m.-Dance at Pier.
Sunday, Oct. 17--
5 p.m.-Canteen Supper. Home-cooked food. HOME CENTER.
7 p.m.-Informal party, singing, refreshments. PIER CENTER.
Tuesday, Oct. 19-
7:30 p.m.-Bridge and prizes. PIER CENTER.
Wednesday, Oct. 20-
8:00 p.m.-Dance; orchestra; special guests, Drew Field service
WIVES' CLUB-Luncheon every Wednesday, 12 o'clock noon at
Detroit hotel. Service men's wives invited.
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.
A Guy Gets Enthused About
the Work He Is in
And Thereby Commits a Very
He talks on His Job to Folks
That He'd Meet
And Let's Out Info He Should
Monday through Saturday, 7:05
A.M. -WFLA- "Drew Field.
Monday, 8:30 P.M. -WDAE-
"The Right Answer or Else."
Thursday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
"This Is NOT The Army."
Thursday, 8:30 to 10 P.M.-
WDAE-"Music, Mirth and Mad-
Saturday, 7:30 P.M.-WFLA-
"Wings and Flashes."
*Main Bev. and
Clothing ......2nd & Ave. F
Main Mdse, and Spec.
Order Dept.... 2nd & Ave. F
*No. 1 ....... ....8th & Ave. A
*No. 2 ........Area F on Ave. J
No. 3 ............8th & Ave. H,
No. 4 ..........E-lst & Ave. L
No, 5 ............Camp DeSoto
No. 6 ..............Plant Field
No. 8 ...........4th & Ave. L,
*No. 9 .........Hosp. Area-B-10O
*No. 10 .......... 1st & Ave. J
*No. 11 ..........2nd & Ave. M.,
No. 12 ............ .Flight Line
No. 15 .............WAC Area
3rd F. C ......... 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta...Ave. J at E. Fence,
*-Branches with Soda Fountaips'
or Beer Gardens.
FORMER All-American fullback, Lt.
John A. Kimbrough holds his di-
ploma as his wife, Barbara, pins his
wings to his shirt after his gradua-
tion from Marfa two-engine pilot
school in Texas. The ex-football
star was originally an officer in the
$DAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION
Information for Service Men and Women at Defense-Recreation
office, 312 Madison street; Tourist Information Center, 429 West
Lafayette street; USO clubs and USO traveler's aid, 502 Florida
avenue; Air Base bus station and Union bus station.
Shaving, shower, and shoe shine equipment at USO, 607 Twiggs
street; 506 Madison street; 214 North Boulevard and Christian Serv-
vice Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
Kitchen, laundry, ironing and sewing facilities for all service
men, women and families at 607 Twiggs street.
Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men
or women and their families who would like a home-cooked meal-
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694
Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service
Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and
7 p.m. each evening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross
at USO, 607 Twiggs street. Shopping service and package wrap-
ping at all USO clubs and Christian Service Center.
Friday, Oct. 15-
10:30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street.
6:00 p.m.-Fish fry, 821 So. Rome.
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Music and Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street; dance
on patio, orchestra, 506 Madison street; party, Chris-
tian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; bingo, re-
freshments, Navy Mothers' club, 3051/ Water street.
8:30 p.m.-Weekly musical, 214 North Boulevard.
Saturday, Oct. -16-
7:00 p.m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison.
Glee club practice.
8:30 p.m.-Musical numbers, 506 Madison street; dance-orches-
tra, 214 North boulevard; quiz contest, 607 Twiggs
Sunday, Oct 17-
9:30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street.
9:30 to.11 a.m.-Coffee and doughnuts, 506 Madison.
2:00 p.m.-Inter-social club; games.
3:00 p.m.-Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs street; ping pong,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler.
4:30 p.m.-Music study social hour, 607 Twiggs street.
5:00 p.m.-Get-together, Navy Mothers' club, 3051/2 Water
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments, First Methodist church,
Florida and Tyler.
6:00 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center; broad-
cast over WTSP.
6:30 p.m.-Young People's Forum, First Presbyterian Service
Center, Polk and Marion; Vespers services, Fellow-
ship hour, 214 North Boulevard; Vespers, 607
7:00 pm.-Vesper Service, 214 North Boulevard.
7:15 p.m.-"Let's discuss," 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Boulevard; Fellowship hour and
refreshments, Hyde Park Methodist church and
Riverside Baptist church; YMHA Community Center
dance, Ross and Nebraska.
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellowship hour, First Presbyterian
Service Center, Polk and Marion.
8:30 p.m.-Dance on Patio, MacDill. Field, Orchestra 506 Mad-
8:45 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
. Today, Oct. 18-
7:00 p.m.-Classical music, 607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.-Symphonic orchestra practice for all service men
interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Tyler. Drama club, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Games, 607 Twiggs street.
8:30 p.m.-Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street.
8:30 p.m:-Special program, 214 North Boulevard.
Tuesday, Oct. 19-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Tampa Chess club, DeSoto hotel, Zack and Marion.
.7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler;
French conversational instruction, 607 Twiggs street;
bingo, 214 North Boulevard.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Auditorium.
8:30 p.m.-Community sing, 506 Madison street; sketching in-
struction, 214 North boulevard; dance, Municipal
9:00 p.m.-Chess club, 214 North Boulevard.
9:30 p.m.-Educational movie, 214 North Boulevard.
Wednesday, Oct, Oct. 20-
7:30 p.m.-Glee club practice for all service men interested,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; swim-
ming party, meet at any USO; art for fun, 607
8:00 p.m.-Arthur Murray dance instruction, 607 Twiggs street;
open house. YMHA Community Center, Ross and
Nebraska-pool, bowling, ping pong; Family night,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard; Camera club,
214 North Boulevard.
9:15 p.m.-Square dancing, 607 Twiggs.
THE BOYS TAKE A SWIM with junior hostesses Mary Martha Mills, Dottie
Trimble and Oleta Booth, and who wouldn't? No kidding, St. Petersburg girls are
the prettiest and nicest anywhere but your home town.
.. .. *'-'- ."
FEED THAT PECULIAR bird, the pelican, from St..Petersburg's Municipal pier.
Top floor of the big casino is reserved for, you. Open from 5 to 11 with regular dances,
varied other attractions. Most popular of the town's features with soldiers.
S .". ': -
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THE THREE SOLDIERS in this picture happened to hit an angel with a Cruiser.
It will happen to you and many other Drew soldiers who will find St. Petersburg sports-
men Army minded.
Soldiers To St. Petersburg
Four Weddings Feature
Officers of 584th
the parade altar-ward when he
took Miss Letha M. Peeples as
his bride Sept. 24. The cere-
mony, which was held at
Chapel No. 4, was performed by
Chaplain Gruhn. Lieutenant
Regensburg is from New-York
city, while the former Miss
Peeples is from Atlanta, Ga.
Lieutenant Merwin Johnson,
of Bucksport, Me., and Miss
Joyce Campbell of Safety Har-
bor, Fla., took the "fatal plunge"
on Oct. 2. They were wed at
the First Baptist church at
Safety Harbor. Lieutenant Lyle
Mumford and Miss Mary Thom-
as attended the happy couple.
Lieutenant Philip Riebman
married Miss Hilda LeVeye,
also of Safety Harbor on Oct.
7. The former Miss LeVeye
came to Drew Field from New
York City, while Lieutenant
Riebman is from Coatesville,
Pa. The bride was attended
by Miss Anne Redman, while
popular best man Lt. Lyle
Mumford was chosen by Lieu-
On Saturday, Oct. 9, Lieu-
tenant William Schmidt fol-
lowed his colleagues to the al.
tar His bride is the former Miss
Ruth Cox of Tampa, Fla. The
couple was married in Drew
Field Chapel No. 1, and attend-
ed by Miss Mtcy Sue Beasley
and Lt. Harold E. Hunter. Lieu-
tenant Schmidt is f-- 4wills-
LT. AND MRS. W. SCHMIDT
STAFF OFFICERS OF THE 1873 ENGINEER AVIATION
BATTALION are pictured above. The unit is now located
at West Camp. Seated from left to right are 1st Lt.
Ernest E. Tschopp, 1st Lt. John O. Sharp, Capt. Harry S.
Dwyer, Major George V. Egge, Commanding Officer; Capt.
Robert G. Stern, 1st Lt. David D. Henderson, 2nd Lt. Jay
B. Kirksey. Standing from left to right are 1st Lt. John
W. Beals, Ist Lt Clayton A. Bishop; 1st Lt. Arthur F.
Brown, 1st Lt. Lyman E. Crocker, and 1st Lt. Frederick
1873 Engineer Aviation
Unit Points Toward Top
As Army Goal to Reach
The west camp has been recently occupied by the
1873rd Engineer Aviation Battalion. Their last duty sta-
tion was Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, Arizona. The En-
gineers are busy as beavers getting organized in their new
quarters, as well as carrying on their training schedules.
Activated on March 1, 1943, at
Davis-Monthan Field the organi- the battalion vas temporarily
zatn iy hd officers housed and rationed by Major
zation immediately had officers trickler's organization.
assigned and on March 14, a Major Strickler's hospitality is
Cadre of 37 enlisted men report- unbeatable as far as the 1873rd
ed. A few days later 200 men ar- Engineers are -concerned. The
rived and a training schedule battalion was moved again on
was put into effect. Before train- Sept. 14, this time it was to the
ing was completed all except 75 West Camp, their present loca-
men were transferred to another tion. The battalion believes that
battalion, three complete moves in one
During July and August the of- month is some kind of a record.
ficers and remaining men kept in The day after moving to West
training awaiting the arrival of Camp new arrivals started pour-
more men. During this period ap- Camp new arivls started po
proximately 65 miles of roads ing in. Within two weeks they
rowere at full strength in both men
were constructed by the organi- and officers. The battalion imme-
zation. diately began its strenuous train-
SThis network of roads con- ing program to fit it for its mis-
nected the various bombing sion in the Global War namely to
ranges at Davis-Monthan Field. "Construct, Mainrft- and Defend
On Aug. 18 orders were re- Airdromes."
ceived transferring the bat- 'The commit ... .nicer is
talion to MacDill Field. It was Major George V. Egge, who
with some regret that the move prior to command of the 1873rd
necessitated parting with old p a o the
friends and leaving the Second Highway with the 93rd Engi-
Air Force. neer Regiment. Capt. H. S.
The battalion's stay at MacDill Dwyer, Executive Officer, spent
Field lasted from Aug. 25 until two years in the West Indies
Dec. 8 when once again packing constructing afrdromes. A num-
and moving was in order. This ber of the officers have been on
time the move was to the DeSota duty in the various theaters of
area here at Drew Field where operations overseas.
2d AW Tells on
: By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR.
News released hot off the tongues of the Second Train-
ing Battalion rumor spreaders ... strictly "GI" for it's gath-
ered from the ranks, chow lines and you know.
During the- morning drill period of Hq. and Hq. Co.,
Sthe soprano voice, squeaking out the "Hup, Twup, Thrip,
Ho," has been traced through rank, to T/5 Whitey Buchin-
sky "Oh Miz Fischer-what a voice!"
T/5 Ed Shapiro, the man with from him, gosh, regular "Hawk-
the "Quiz Kid" brain, got off the Wrds led to more words yes-
balltoday ... seems as though terday noon and resulted in quite
S Lt. Keilson wanted to call "Forms a world series discussion. T,
' and Publications" with the Bob Foregraves keeps remind
"Talking Phone Directory" handy, us the Cards and always ge
Lt. Keilson asked Shapiro the the Ohio State football team inwu
number. Shapiro's "477" had Lt. a sports round-up.
Keilson sounding off for ma- The guy must be graduate
trial he wanted and wound up manager of the school or some-
with an answer to the effect thathow or another managesto get
he was talking to "Mental Hy- on the payroll of Ohio State.
T/5's Leo White and Denver
Wheeler have quite an active
day. Weapons instructors, they
really have a number of
Over in 748 Sig AW Co. the
gang has a Monday evening
class period. Currently the
class covers chemical warfare.
Corporal Fen of the 748th, is
about the only man who can
safely let his mail lay about with-
out having a snooping John read
what the girl friend was writing.
Chinese characters are kind of
hard to read.
The 746th picked up a good
Yankee the other day when Dick
Whitney entered the outfit. New
Haven, Conn., boy and a swell
all around guy.
His day and my dad bum
chews of tobacco off each other
while producing the high
standard machine-gun parts.
Hope Dick doesn't try to bor-
row a "fin" off me. Now I
wouldn't mind trying .the same.
While still on friendly terms
with the outfit I'd better wind up
this article. Predicting the pre-
dictions of the gang in 2nd
Trng., Notre Dame to, win Satur-
day and the Cards to win the
Till proven "right or wrong"
.. "It was just an error on my
/behalf," stated Shapiro. "The cor-
.'. rect number' is 447." Going to
evening the Message Center
LT. AND MRS. PHILIP RIEBMAN LT. AND MRS. MERWIN JOHNSON clerk fell out of bed. Top bunk
The love-bug has been working overtime at the 584th SAW Battalion. Four wed- Newest handle to be tagged
dings during the last two weeks have made happy bridegrooms of four lieutenants from on someone in H 's.. s"Coun-
cellor Gottlieb, Special Services
t E mry -%t. Aaron Levine of the
that battalion. P r ... Enro' Extraordinaire," tagged
Lt. Edward B. Regensburg, a bR gt. Aaron Levine of the
new member of the 584th, led "o- aai i-n o h
S Set. Vernon O. Paul, Mes-
sage Center Chief, who hails
from Morehead City, N. C., has
a pert-ie Tampa gal according to
the gossip we've overheard.
Brunette, brown eyes and the rest
S Sgt. Paul does seem sort of
lost row that she's attending
Florida State College for Women.
S. "Tally Ho!"
T 4 Ray Alexander seems to
lice mie scenery of Coleman,
Florida. It must be on the map.
S. we've heard of it quite often.
S/Sgt. Wren of S-1 Dept. keeps
an eye on the pencils borrowed
Bandsman Nailor Named
'Man of Hour' by Group;
Eaton Now a Jitterbug
By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
The 69th AAF Band's Man of the Hour is Pfc. Norman
N. Nailor, "Pops" to everyone in the band, "Nicky" to the
guy who wakens him each morning at "10" o'clock.)
Pops enlisted at Schenectady, N. Y., and landed here,
with his trombone, from Daniel Field, Ga. Not content
with carrying out his regular band details, he enrolled for
the Army Institute course in electrical welding.
The course, crammed with
algebra, physics and chemistry, end visiting his brother who has
was certainly no snap. Pops' lei- just been transferred to DeLand,
was certainly no snap. Pops lei- Florida. Both boys are a lorpn
sure moments were well occu- way from Shaller, Iowa.
pied with study; however, his
diligence was rewarded with the After a busy Friday (morn
high grade of 93.9 and the award ing-dedication of mobile can
of a diploma during the past teen unit to Tampa Red Cross,
week. Congratulations, "Nicky"- at Court House Square; after-
you can bet that the Mrs. and noon demonstration of fire
four children are proud of you. prev demonstration of fire
prevention and rescue work, on
ADVICE EATON the Base; evening Service
T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton could follow Club Dance), the 69'ers turned
a good example, and apply him- in another "perfect" barracks
self to something more useful and personnel inspection, for
than jitterbugging (at least, until Warrant Officer Lester G.
he learns how to jit). Ellie's Baker, early Saturday morning.
outlandish exhibition at the T/Sgt. "Jittering" Eaton seemed
Service Club last Friday caused a bit disappointed; his prospects
him to be disowned (for two of gigging someone were espe-
days) by the rest of the 69'ers. cially bright that morning-now,
If a corporal misplaces his he'll have to wait another week
identification tags and a ser- for the chance.
geant offers to help him find The Band Barracks, especially
them (for a consideration of the upper bay, will be rather dull
one jumbo chocolate nut sun- and quiet for the next couple of
dae), could there be any impli- weeks-Pfc. Del Purga, alias "The
cation of an ulterior motive on Purge," is on his way to Schenec-
the part of the sarge? tady, N. Y. (something about a
It happened to Corporal "Ma- furlough).
honey" Costello, Fat-Boy saxist,
who tried to welch on the deal KRUPP WORKS HIT
when the sought-after "dogtags"
were recovered. Needless to say, LONDON.-(INS)-Reconnais-
the sarge got his sundae. sance photographs show that the
2,000-ton bombs the RAF dropped
BROTHER NEAR on the Krupp works at Essen on
Pfc. Adelber Woodke, one of the night of July 25 damaged 110
our bass players, spent the week- buildings, the air ministry reports.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
Freight So Fast
Trains Don't Halt
By CPL. A. ALLAN HARLAN
Speaking of the manpower situation, here is the lat-
est. The other Saturday at 10 p.m., 25 enlisted men in the
QM unloaded 30 tons of clothing in 45 minutes.
But QM Officers surpassed this record on the follow-
ing Monday evening. Ten of them, from the colonel on
down, unloaded 10,000 pounds of freight in 30 minutes.
T/5 William Cohen was in
charge of this unusual detail. Supply. Pvt. Raymond M. Wei-
"And boy, did they ever get a chart returned from furlough to
1'7rkout!" miss the snowfalls of northern
.APER ALARM Wisconsin, his home state.
"Fire! Fire! Call me back Story of the week is on Pfc.
later," shouts a feminine voice Guy B. Rohoton who took a trip
into the telephone. So-o-o Lt. to Sebring, Florida, to visit
Jacobs, CO of the 922nd Boat Hendricks Field, his former
Platoon, came dashing in from station. He walked out on the
Rocky Point with a fire extin- line to look over the familiar
guisher expecting to battle his sight of B-17's and bagged a
way through mobs of people and ride.
help rescue the QM gals as he Told to go and get a para-
fought through flame and smoke, chute, he returned to the plane
Imagine his chagrin; two pieces carrying the chute by the rip
of paper with burned edges, in cord. Not until Cpl. Ralph
the bottom of a waste basket. Cashman, who was along,
vividly called attention to the
The QM said Au Revoir to fact, did Rohoton realize that
T/Sgt. Clarence Hulse, on his he was dragging several feet of
way to another destination in parachute behind him.
the service. Sgt. Hulse has
done an admirable job super- With much embarrassment
vising, shoe repair operations Rohoton piled the "silk" in his
by military personnel in the arms and obtained another. The
Salvage Department. He has boys enjoyed their ride although
with him the gang's best the weather was rough. It may
wishes for every success in his interest you to know that, back
new adventure, home Corporal Cashman flies a
"Cub" and frightens the com-
Latest QM tid-bits: Corporal munity with his antics ih the air.
Clarence Johnson has returned Our sympathy is with the com-
from furlough at Lake Wales. munity.
Says there's nothing like being
close to home, sweet home Pvt. Upholds His Training
Charles Stromp transferred into "UP ldS IS
314th as -mechanic. Pvt. Paul SAN JOSE, Cal.-(U.R)-Inten-
Hennessy is QM gardener, viz sive military training gave Corp.
Private Miozza on furlough. J. C. King the ingenuity to meet
Instructions are to keep the an unexpected emergency in his
flowers watered morning and life. From a booth in the Spar-
evening and dogs away. The tan drug store he telephoned so
boys in Warehouse "A" have lengthily to his best girl that,
been doing a grand job filling when he finally emerged, he
the tremendous amount of cloth- found the store had closed for
ing requisitions, the night. With military quick
thinking he telephoned the police
PERSONNEL NOTES to come and release him and they,
They have had to work almost with police-trained minds, ex-
every night to meet the demands. plained to him how he could get
Pvt. Warren E. Calhoun trans- out the back door which had a
ferred into 743rd Signal AW in night latch.
TAKE ElTncR ONE of the men on the end, divide him in
two, and you have Walter Bauer in the center, who makes
the scales yawn at 123 pounds. The 23d Anti-Sub Squadron
is well bolstered by Cpl. Edmund Sherwood, left, and Pfc.
Homer Fairly, right. Both men weigh 474 pounds, and it
ain't all hay. "It's Ringling Brothers after the war," the
Today's Pin-Up Girl
Red Cross Plans
Basic First Aid
Classes for All
If your buddy dropped during a ten-mile hike would
you know how to revive him?
If that man on the telephone pole suddenly received
a terrific electric current, could your knowledge be the
means of saving him?
In order to provide expedient struction from their trained su-
treatment for every-day accidents perior officers.
of all kinds, First Aid will be Beginning November 8, AW of-
taught en masse at Drew Field. f ficers and non-coms will- be
The plans, announced recently trained by the Drew Field Red
by Mr. Dan M. Hartley, Drew Cross, in order to instruct mass
Field Red Cross field director, AW classes in First Aid. By No-
will embrace every organization vember 22, all Drew Field per-
on the Field. hd l dqiiF,,i-. l ...qP i ':i t
LED BY HUFFMAN
The First Aid program, under
the able direction of Mr. A. F.
Huffman, nationally known Red
Cross special field representative,
and Major Wilford J. Fleming,
Base S-3 Officer, will proceed
throughout October and Novem-
Right now, carefully selected
commissioned and non-commis-
sioned officers of the Air,Corps
are receiving training as in-
structors in First Aid. They, in
turn, will start enlisted men's
First Aid classes immediately.
'On the twenty-fifth of October,
immediately following the com-
pletion of Air .Corps instruction
classes, training will begin for
those officers from the Third
Fighter Command who show spe-
cial aptitude and teaching ability
for First Aid classes. Enlisted
personnel will receive their in-
STILL carrying out a promise to pro-
vide servicemen with pretty pin-
ups, we offer this smiling package
of pulchritude. Her name's Jean
Ann Ancel, Maywood, Ill., a sub-
urb of Chicago. (International)
Drew Red Cross
Assistant Red Cross field direc-
tors now number eight at Drew,
Mr. Dan M. Hartley, director, an-
Previously the staff had but
Red Cross files now number
11,000 at the field with scores of
emergency telegrams and long
distance calls being handled daily
by the staff.
All of the new men have had
the required Red Cross training
at American University in Wash-
ington, D. C., as well as addition-
al training at Fort Bragg, and the
Army Air Base at Miami.
New directors include DeWitt
F. Rollins, Ernest L. Steward and
Carlyle C. Lovewell.
S Answers to
2. Bering Strait and Pacific
3. "When in the course of hu-
man events ."
4. Every 150 years.
5. More red-seven red and
6. "The Women."
7. London and Paris.
8. The one with the smaller
9. Less than one year-nine
Chubby Hugh'Casey, ex-Brook-
lyn Dodger relief pitcher, won
three games for Norfolk Naval
Air Station in its series with the
Naval Training Station at Nor-
sonnels 0oUdIU be versect in irst
This program, developed as a
result of the splendid reception
by Drew Field of the water
training program held recently
by the Red Cross, is expected to
produce greater knowledge and
efficiency among troops going
into actual combat, or combat
training. Both the water train-
ing and first aid training will
carry over into a man's civil
life, as well.
Mr. Hartley announced proudly
that the local Red Cross chapter
has been informed by Area Red
Cross Headquarters that the Drew
Field water training program was
one of the best in the country.
It is due to the efforts of Lieuten-
ant Charles W. Lyons, together
with the Drew Field Red Cross,
that swimming has been made
compulsory throughout the Third
HEAD FINANCE E NEWS
By SGT. JOSEPH FALCONER
Indication that Dan Cupid still is hovering around the
Finance Office was seen with the recent marriage last
Thursday of S/Sgt. Gardner F. Smith, of the Officers Pay
Section and Esther Ferris, of Salem, Mass. The couple
was attended by T/Sgt. and Mrs. Ray G. Popp. The bride
was given away by Lieut. M. A. Maguire, assistant finance
The speed with which the Army certain young lady at Charlotte,
does things, made its appearance N. C., can no doubt be attrib-
in the Finance Detachment, when uted to Sgt. Alan Frey, who has
the office lost twelve of its men now reached the point where he
to the Third Air Force Replace- writes poetry during his much
ment Depot, Plant Park. Those too short lunch hour!
leaving were: Mileage Section,
S/Sgt. Jean L. King, Pvt. Mike What can be the attraction that
Hinton; Officers Pay Section, Sgts. causes the "Swoon King," S/Sgt.
Harold Schlott, Thomas Robert- eva to request the tune, "Allor
son; Enlisted Pay Section, Sgt. Lee Nothing At, All," over and over
M. Bentley, Cpls. Gaspar-Arbisi, again at the Terrace? Shades of
Alton Blackwell, Leon Barbonel, Palm River no doubt.
Ralph Andretta; Casual Pay Sec-
tion; Cpls. Edward Burson, John 1 Vote For ATYB
Bluck, Elwyn Coates. *
Off to Lake Lure was Cpl.
Leon Allard, of the Officers Pay
In from furlough: S/Sgt.
Lawrence Rhuelow and wife,
from Wisconsin and Washing-
ton, D. C.; Cpl. Edward Zent-
graff, from the always popular
nation's capital, saying not so
much, but no doubt glad to be
back in the saddle once again.
Pvt. Sumner Smith reports all
as well as can be expected down
Movement into the newly con-
structed wings of the office got
under way during the past week.
Expansion of this space, greatly
needed to take care of increasing
work, will add approximately 50
per cent to the office's space. Theo
east wing will house the same- sckle ss ad
sections as before, namely en- b
listed pay, commercial accounts,
accounting section, check section.
The north wing will house the
administrative and War Bond' di-
vision and also a file room. "No substitute for meat and
The offices of the finance of- potatoes," ut termed Private
ficer and his assistants will also Frank Lewis, interviewed yes-
be in this wing. The west wing terday to find his favorite Echoes
will house the officers pay, mile- feature. Lewis referred to fram-
age, per diem and casual pay sec- snackle sandwiches and lemon
tions, all expanding their respec- clouds of Pete Peterson's "Advice
tive departments. To The Yardbirds."
Transfer of WO (jg) Joseph A. "But they are a pleasant relief
Baamonde to Hunter Field, Sa- from everyday wear and care, so
vannah, Ga., was announced by put 'ATYB' down as my first
Col. Nye. choice," was Lewis' answer to
Can it be that S/Sgt. "J. T." our question.
Gladney is that way about a What's your choice? This
certain employee of the Hq. 3d week's best answer will reward
Fighter Command? the sender with a published in-
Any increase in the mail to a terview and picture.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
Now, Scribe Says
For Own 'Health'
By S/SGT. DONALD E. UTT
Base S-3 Office
The marks made by an Army differ entirely from
those made by a civilian population. These marks, known
as "spoor", made by tank treads, truck convoys, troops,
trench and gun emplacements, show an unmistakable differ-
ence between areas occupied 'by civilians and areas used
by the Army.
If the bivouac area can be set up so as not to show
these marks on photos taken by the enemy on.aerial recon-
naissance then the mission to which your unit is assigned
may be accomplished easier against the unsuspecting enemy.
One learns thru hours of careful study, qnmerous lec-
tures, training films, and by actual field problems that there
is a possible, simple, and systematic process on which to
base the principle of modern camouflage in the bivouac
area in order to prevent detection.
After orders have been issued ,for.your unit to move
into an area the factors to consider in choosing a position
are: first, your mission. Troops must be dispersed so they
can operate efficiently to the best military advantage :in
order to accomplish what they have set odt to do. This re-
quires a careful ground reconnaissance and selection of a good
Second, access should be considered in the initial layout
to provide a traffic system using existing roads and paths.
Third, concealment must be obtained by dispersion of
buildings, tents, vehicles, by using all camouflage methods
or any combination of camouflage procedures. These might
be pitching tents under natural cover, wiring paths (this
insures a permanent reminder to personnel to keep under
natural cover and on existing paths), erecting flat tops over
openings, or pulling tree tops together and fastening them
over paths and buildings.
Instructions should be posted to insure that no vehicle
stops in front of the entrance to an area and that no one
violates other rules of camouflage discipline.
Fourth, defilade is the protection against small arms
fire or ground observation. This may be obtained by the use
of road screens. Road screens are just what the name im-
plies, a screening setup to prevent the enemy from observing
activity and movements. The screening may be artificial or
made from natural materials such as trees and bushes tied
together to form the screen. Natural terrain and cover,
however, always provide the best methods of concealment.
Fifth, layout. A good example of layout and what is
meant might be obtained by locating your latrine upwind
-"That's all brother." The command post, kitchen, supply:
trucks and gun emplacements should be considered most
important to provide an efficient operating unit from the
Aerial plptos should be made before, during and after
occupation of the position to insure that changes have not
been made in the natural appearance of the terrain.
"1 don't know, Lootenant-When I came out this morning,
there it was, grinning like a fiend-with feathers!"
828TH GUARDSMEN EAT
BEST OF ARMY CHOW
By PFC. (BUNNIE) CASSELL
Seems if each time you
see a WAC these daze, she's
totin' a barracks bag over
her shoulder. This, we hope,
will be the last time the gals
hafta hoist foot lockers, for a
long time. The newly re-
modeled barracks, complete
with tubs (ah, luxury!) 'n'
everything, will be filled
with khaki before this paper
goes to press.
In the frenzy of moving last
Sunday morn, Zika could be seen,
standing on a street corner in a
once-lovely civilian dress and a
fatigue hat jammed over her
curls, just shaking her head.
Mebbe moving is too much for
Two of the cooking crew strode
past, loaded down with starched
white aprons and gleaming green
dresses, as Edith Williams walked
in the door of her new home,
muttering, "Now, if somebody
will only help me to move my
bed over, I guess I'll spend the
FUN FOR LASS
Above the burble inside,
newly-made-Private Junod (we
still can't understand it-$88 per
month less intake, and she's as
free 'n' happy as. a robin!) shout-
ing "Don't forget to save space
for me-I'm joining the upper-
barracks No. 5 sorority!" And
the yelps of yours truly, "But
Nordeen has to sleep next to me-
who else could get her up in the
Nobody told us about that gor-
geous voice owned by Cpl. "Liz"
Taylor. "When you hear her
warble, 'People Will Say We're
In Love,' you'll decide it's not a
Lonesome for New York? Just
contact Pfc. Sylvia Stone. Re-
cently returned from ae furlough
in the "big city," she spiels of
nothing else. The dimmed-out
streets, the new women's service
club, the latest plays-all fasci-
nated the excitable Sylvia. She
and her best girl-friend, a WAVE,
created a pleasant service pic-
ture, as they toured the high spots
LIKE A WOMAN
We enjoyed (?) a day of K. P.
this week, at the new WAC mess
hall, along with one of the new
gals, Mynette (just about as big
as a minute, too!) Surran.'
"Stinkey," as the incredible Sur-
ran begs to be known, is our
candidate for permanent K. P.
Never have we seen a gal work
so hard and so fast on a detail.
She whizzed through the dining
room, mopped up the kitchen be-
fore the cooks had recovered
their breath, 'n' then clamored for
permission to scrub the back
steps. We'll bet Captain Hench,
her new "boss," keeps wondering
what she'll dig into next!
There's one tall, red-headed
man on this post we just can't
keep track of. First it was Huss
and Groff, then Pajari and
Howatt, then Schmidt, who came
day-dreaming about last night's
hop in his nice big auto.
Guess we'll just have to name
"J. C." as the gals affectionately
refer to the dashing big bruiser,
the "WAC's Wolf of the Week!"
Speaking of Pfc. Shirley
Schmidt, you really missed
somep'n, if you didn't hear her
sing "God Bless America" on last
week's Chapel Hour. Just before
her turn came, poor Shirley be-
gan to have qualms. Quaking
with stage fright, she sent a note
down the line of WACs, telling
Sgt. Jaunita Wilkinson, her ac-
companist, that she had changed
her mind. She wouldn't sing.
Before it ever reached Wilkin-
son, it was apprehended by Pfc.
Janet Sheldon. "Nothin' doing ,
Babe. Get up and howl!" Shirley
did, with admirable results.
SIRLOIN STEAKS like these are regular items on the menus
of the 828th Guard Squadron mess hall which, according to
the outfit's members and prisoners who eat there, serves
the best chow on Drew. Mess. Sgt. Don Groesser not only
turns out tasty and diversified menus, but he also sees to it
that his men get the bestupossible atmosphere in which to
eat it. The interior of the mess hall has been painted.
Men who prefer china plates may use them for a charge of
25 cents a month. First Sergeant Hudson says he can't
remember when he last heard a gripe about the food, and
when a topkick says that you can be certain the chow is
more than okay. Cutting the steaks are Cooks Al Rossillo
(left) and Martin Wozniak. Groesser is looking on.
SANTA CLAUS TIME isn't far off, and many a Drew soldier
is taking advantage of the PX's offer to wrap, insure, and
mail free of charge gifts bought on the base. Above is
Captain Donald F. Evans, PX Officer, looking on while Miss
Corene Ellis wraps a few of the hundreds of packages now
being wrapped. Before Christmas rounds the corner thou-
sands of soldiers will have taken advantage of this offer
Captain Evans predicted.
"Girls, I'd like you to meet Private Strobl, just back
from the Aleutions."
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
Chapel Hour to Present
Saturday Radio Program
Devotees of the weekly
ChapelHour at Chapel No. 3
have a well-rounded program
to look forward to this Sun-
day night. The program
starts at 8:30 o'clock.
On the program wil be Mabel
Nicks, who needs no introduction
to Drew Field lovers of song; Cpl.
Carl Bartsch, concert cellist; the
Singing Strings, Chapel Quartet
and Organist Adrian Mikesell.
On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. the
.hapel Hour will go on the air
.-i'r a 30-minute program on Tam-
p. station WFLA. The first broad-
cast will feature Corporal Mike-
sell, organist; Cpl. Llambi Tur-
tulli, opera singer; Cpl. Samuef
Gruzin, violinost; the Singing
Strings, and the quartet.
Last Sunday's program, which
was given to a'capacity audi-
ence, was highlighted by Donna
McLeod, concert and radio sing-
er of station WSUN, St. Peters-
burg, and by Gruzin.
Miss McLeod's interpretation of
"If I Could Tell-You" and "Smoke
Gets in Your Eyes" won 'he audi-
ence immediately, calling her
back for an encore favorite of
many artists, "A Little China Fig-
Later in the program Miss Mc-
Leod teamed with Pvt. Roy Glahn
to sing the two ever-popular love
duets, "Why Do I Love You?" and
Corporal Gruzin has played
many times for Drew Field au-
diences, but his presentation of
Monti's "Czardis" was the most
masterful we'e heard. Rang-
ing from the rapid pizzicattos
to the lightest of harmonics, he
carried his arvience with him
to the point where he has been
requested to return in the near
On the lighter side but just as
professional in its sphere were
the organ interpretations of "Dark
Eyes," "Hawaiian War Chant,"
"Twelfth Street Rag" and "Toy
Trumpet" by Corporal Mikesell.
You'll wonder, too, just how he
does it when you hear him again
Sunday evening. Incidentally,
Mikesell is the man who played
the theme for p-os and Andy.
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and court fees.
'ty, ts well, to
a -aximum pen-
'his privilege has
CPL. CARL BARTSCH, one-time cello soloist with the Uni-
versity of Minnesota Symphony and member of concert
string ensembles, will be featured on Sunday night's ever
popular Chapel Hour program at Chapel No. 3.
never been exercised by the lo-
cal OPA office.
Landlords also are required to
show their registration form
when new tenants move into their
units. This form lists the maxi-
mum rent and extras furnished
or charged. The new tenant, in
turn, is required to sign the
CAN CALL OPA
Although landlords are re-
quired to show this form, there
is no penalty if they do not.
Tenants can demand to see the
form and if blocked, can call OPA
for this information.
A dwelling unit is a room or
a group of rooms for which a
single rent is paid, according to
OPA, and landlords cannot charge
prices onceach room of an apart-
Mr. Wright expressed opinion
that many of the $10-a-week
rooms were rented by persons
who had not filed application.
Many homes, for example, did
not take roomers until the
present high rates beckoned.
"We seldom okeh a room rent
of $10 weekly," he said. "It
would be an elaborate home to
warrant ihat much. We'd like to
have the names of those owners
who have disregarded OPA."
Letters are preferred to phone
calls, Mr. Wright said. He ad-
vised those writing to name the
landlord, give his address, the
address of the rental, and amount
Forms for registering com-
plaints may also be obtained at
the Base Special Service Office,
8th Street and B Avenue.
The" OPA's Tampa address is:
Office of Price Administration,
Area Defense Rental Office,
Wallace S. Building.
Maurice Van Robays, Pitts-
burgh Pirate outfielder, played
his last game for the duration
Sept. 27. Afterward he left for
Detroit where he faces Army in-
duction next week.
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"Last night, I went into Silly Solly's and met the Sing-
ing Monster. You can have him." Pvt. Pheel Badd.
Oh, he's not so bad. Just don't challenge him to wrestle.
Those nine arms of his are amazing.
"Hey, you! Come and get this Singing Monster out of my joint.
He has a great thirst, and this morning, he ate a horse around the
corner. And when he sings "Flat Foot Floogie" everybody within
a half mile runs for the woods. I won't have it." Silly Solly.
Excuse me, I must run over to Swamp No. 7, and measure a
sudden gust of wind.
"Is it true that if you put fish in your shoes before going on a
hike they won't blister? I heard it was true, and would like to try
it the next time we go on a hike."-Pvt. Eeple Vishgish.
The fish will become blistered. I don't know about your feet.
And now to further direct Mustygoolp Vitfit el Pazzbelch how
to get to Shangri-La. Last week, I left you around the corner
behind the Sinring Monster and the burping-people. Well, now
you will have to carry a cave on your back for ten or eight miles
in order to get by this man who has connections with the leaping
people. These Leaping-people were born prematurely goosed.
By turning over your cave to these people, they will lead you
to the lake upstairs of Clancy's Hotel No. 2 until you come to a huge
piece of mud. Have no truck with this mud, because farther down
the road you will come to the Ouch people, those people who are
born with-boils on the bottom of their feet. You will find they are
just opening up a roadside stand to sell snatchfrong sandwiches,
which are made out of smoke, profanity and mongarian lettuce.
Under no circumstances must you sing "On the RIoad to Mandalay"
while eating a snatchfrong sandwich which is the pride of the Ouch
This song will bring the Hair People. deadly* enemies of the
Ouch people, out of the hills in full cry. The Hair people are those
people born bald-headed but with seven quarts of hair on their faces.
As a matter of fact, the Ouch people have bought the Road to
Mandalay-the road, not the song-and plan to turn it over to the
Singing Monster providing he will take it-take it to Mandalay,
Do you follow me, Pazzbelch? Well, after you go down the
stationary elevator to Ike's you will see a man with eight boulders
strapped to his back. He will try to sell you one, but do not buy
one because just up the road you can get four or five for free. But
I see my time is up. More next week.
By the-way, have you met Prof. Milklegs van Groopsarp, for-
merly of the University of Hoopingup? He has invented a gadget
which changes ordinary snow into mud. which is supposed to be
good for people who throw rocks in their sleep.
Meet me tonight at Silly Solly's and I will introduce you. First,
send out scouts to see if the Singing Monster is still there.
NEW AT DREW
-IMHBWI ....- ., ^ .
SHORT-NOSED TRUCK makes debut on 'Drew Field. James H. Meyers, Motor Pool
dispatcher, takes trial spin in new 6-cylinder, one and one-half-ton truck, a fleet of which
has arrived here. Equipped with front wheel drive, truck has cab over engine. Passenger
rides sideways. Gear shift is to the driver's right, while several instruments are outboard.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
Cool Days Aid Soldiers' Looks, WAC Says
F P "
PVT. THOMAS DANIELS
An occasional breath of reasonably cool air doesn't
mean it's OD time, but it does mean it's a bit easier for
Drew Field personnel to keep that unwrinkled appearance
longer. According to the roving WAC, this week's fall
weather filled the PX's and offices with better dressed sol-
Corporal Bob Rice, Headquar- grin. "I guess I tried to get the
ters & Headquarters Company, gleam on my shoes to match the
4th Training Battalion: Tech- glitter of my few Service Pilot
nician Fifth Grade Hugh Chas- wings. Besides, that gal I'm en-
teen, Headquarters & Headquar- gaged to starting this week--
ters Company, 2nd Training Bat- will expect me to really look like
talion; Private Fred Schramm, something, when we get married
564th SAW Battalion; Corporal this Christmas!"
Robert E. O'Rourke, Headquar- The new Service Pilot, a Los
ters Third Fighter* Command; Angeles, California, man, worked
ana Private Thomas O. Daniels, for the telephone company before
314th Base Headquarters and Air he entered the Service.
Base Squadron, walked off proud-
ly this week with well-dressed -"
honors and two, War Department -
Theater tickets each. i: -
To Corporal Rice, the idea of
being one of the most soldierly
men on Drew came as a shock. 1
"Why choose me?" he queried "
the WAC. "Doesn't everybody
shine his shoes and shave every g*J
"Gosh, I wouldn't miss my
morning shave. Fact is, I'm
never really awake till I get
that cool lather on my face."
Rice, the pride of Elmira, New
York, was a machine inspector
there before the Army beck-
oned. He is a radio operator in
the 4th Training Battalion, now,
when he's not dreaming about
that pretty fiancee back in El-
Not to be outdone by another
training battalion, the second bat-
talion barged through with a
startled winner. T/5 Chasteen,
scratching his newly-cut hair,
grinned warily at the WAC.
"I've only been at Drew Field
.for three weeks," he said, "but
most of the guys here look pretty
neat to me. It's really a scramble,
trying to shave by a mirror in my
Chasteen was formerly a radio
repairman, but Uncle Sam finds
him an excellent I C maintenance
man.' Mrs. Chasteen, an admirer
of neat khaki, still thinks he looks
"much more handsome in civ-
The first member of the 564th
to receive a best-polished desig-
nation, Private Schramm wasn't
at all in favor of having his pic-
"Why put my mug in as a
smoothie?" he asked. "Who isn't
proud enough of his own appear-
ance, so that he takes time for a
shave, a shine, and a press job as
often as possible? I'd hate to go
around looking sloppy. Hurts my
own morale, when I do!"
After he 'was convinced that a
print of his photo might go to
that steady heart-beat, back in
New York City, Private Schramm
consented to a sitting. Schramm,
a clerk in a civilian.office not so
many months ago, now spends his
days at ground observer school.
Corporal O0'Rourke, fingering
his clean, starched cap, begged
"Please don't take my picture!
Just the other day, they called
me right out of formation be-
cause my shirt-sleeves were so
short!" The WAC, studying his
spick-and-span khaki, observed
that the shirt must have been
clean, at any rate, and that his
shirt sleeves were a very nice
length, this afternoon.
It was a natural jump for St.
Louis-bred O'Rourke, from his
civilian job at Curtiss-Wright to
his present operations job at
Drew. The good-looking corporal
has no steady girl-friend, but
would like to meet some of the
Drew Echoes pin-up girls.
Private Daniels flashed a happy
THE LAST TIME that Sgt. Charles
Allen, South Bend, Ind., looked
through a Flying Fortress like this
he was plummeting to earth in the
craft. The plane had been shat-
tered in a collision at 26,000 feet
and fell to 8,000 feet before Allen
managed to fight his way to the
door and parachute to the sea be-
low. He was picked up by a British
rescue patrol. (International)
COMPLETE matched set of Hagen
golf clubs. This set is" brand new,
and has never been whisked at a ball.
Naturally, I have a good personal
reason for parting with 'em. Pvt.
Louis Marvin, AWUTC Hqs., Provost
1939 CHRYSLER sedan. Good tires.
excellent mechanical condition. Call
Sergeant Gatten. Phone 807.
SMALL sailboat, complete. A bargain!
May be seen by appointment. Maj.
Lynch, Station Hospital, Ext. 703.
1937 PONTIAC four-door sedan. Per-
fect motor, good tires, new paint job,
all added accessories. Swell car for
some lucky guy. Can be seen at 1217
Tampa Bay Blvd., after 5:30 p.m.
Pfc. A. A. DeFelice (or inquire 408th
motor pool garage).
TRAIN ticket from Boston to Tampa
on Silver Meteor. Good rate. Dicker
with Pfc. A. A. DeFelice, 408th Mo-
tor Pool garage.
1932 CHEVROLET coach. Good tires,
mechanically perfect, gets more than
20 miles to gallon of gasoline, uses al-
most. no oil. Call Private Bonsib,
THOROUGHBRED male Cocker puppy,
four months old. Black. He is house-
broken, would make an excellent mas-
cot for unit, or pet for individual
family. $25. Call Mrs. Cortois. Ext.
OFFICER'S OD blouse, size 37. Prac-
tically brand new. bought but never
worn. Will sell at a sacrifice. Call
Private E. R Emmett. Phone 218.
TWO ELECTRIC irons. $5 and $10.
Too high but it can't be beat. Pvt.
E. A. Freeman. D. Co., 5th S.A.W.
Trng. Bn.. Barracks 5 B20. end E.
CUSHMAN HUSKEY 2-h.p. scooter
bike. Needs about $20 worth of re-
pairs. Reconditioned it is worth $125.
the first $65 cash takes it. See it at
Quartermaster Warehouse 16-C-10.
CAMERA fans att. Make an offer.
Kodak recomar 21/x3%/ film pack,
with ground glass focusing, dble. ext.
bellows, eye level finder, F 4:5 in
compur shutter 1 sec.-1/250 with self-
timer, in good condit. Plus two cut
film holders, and cut film dev. tank.
Really a sweet job. Write: Cpl. M.
Lipshutz, Company A, 553rd Sig. AW
1936 PONTIAC four-door sedan. Motor
in good condition. Car needs tires
therefore willing to sacrifice for $125.
Apply or phone orderly room. Pvt.
Leon Freed, 3rd Reporting Co. 501st
WAR BONDS: Best buy in world. Can
be bought at Base Finance office, or
any post office. Seller is now engaged
in most important task ever under-
gone. Any denomination. Good return
on money and safe return of loved
BICYCLE, same as new. See Sgt. E. L.
Curley or Ph. Ext. 366. Hq. & Ho.
Sq. III FC.
A REAL miniature Camera, fits the
palm of your hand. Gwirette 1% 127.
16 pics per oil. Schnieder Xenon F.2 in
Corn Pur. Rapid 1 sec. to 1/500. Cost $85
second hand, will sell for $60 with
E. R. case. Lt. T. Beauchamp. Co.
A. 571 S.A.W. Bn.
WANTED TO BUY
WANTED-Good lipstick remover, es-
pecially adapted to shirt collars. Will
pay any price for something that
really does the trick on gabardines
and worsteds. Call that dapper dude,
Adam Cedrics. Ph. 287.
THERE are dozens of WACs still
sitting here weeping for a sewing
machine. We're not fussy, if it runs
at all, we'll give it a good home and a
busy life. Please, oh please drag that
old Singer from the attic, and quote
its price to the gals in khaki. Phone
OFFICER'S dress overcoat, size about
37. Will pay reasonable price. Contact
Lt. Bradlin, Hq. Co. 503d SAWR.
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. 1
WANT to buy baby stroller in good
condition. Contact Lt. Hershel Mar-
cum. Phone S-5447.
WILL pay $40 to $50 for a used piano
accordion in good condition. Describe
size and make. Write to Pvt. Ed
Gerard, 720th S.A.W. Co., Drew Field.
BABY carriage, baby scale. Telephone
Lt. Hutner, 430. Drew Field.
USED "Taylor" "tot" or "baby
stroller." Call Clearwater 6630 or see
Lt. Dively, Co. B. 553rd S.A.W. Bn..
ARGUS C-3 camera, or a comparable
camera, for a sensible price. If you
need cash and not a camera, call 287
and let's dicker.
UP TO $100 cash for good "Martin" or
"Gibson" guitar. Call "Mack." Ext.
459 or S/Sgt. McLaughlin. Hq. Co..
5th SAW Trn. Bn. Kitchen No. 29.
Bid. No. 5A-22.
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
A WELL-FURNISHED master bed-
room in officer's house in Clear-
water. Good neighborhood. Centrally
located. Call Lt. C. A. Lundy, phone
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.
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.
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE
FREE W ANT AD Classifications
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY WANTED TO BUY
PERSONNEL IN SWAPS
DREW FIELD ECHOES GIVE-AWYS
0 LOST AND FOUND
BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B" 0 MISCELLANEOUS
Ad Classification ............................
Name ............................ Org................................
LOST AND FOUND
LOST Two barracks bags and a
wooden foot locker. Must find at
once, for obvious reasons. Am tired
ol 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 Traning 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.
WOUD like to find soldier whose
clothing is stamped "B-1282." He left
bundle of clothing in my auto when
given a lift from 4 rew Field to Me-
morial. Thursday, October 7th. Mrs.
A. D. Mountain, d 9 11th Ave., St.
LOST-One silver identification brace-
let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If
found please return to Pfc. Shelton,
Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdn.
III FTR Command.
IF THE soldier from Oakland. Cali-
fornia, who left his swim trunks in
the automobile of the woman who
gave him a lift from Clearwater to
Tampa October 11th. will call Mrs.
Alice Virella, 2713 Morgan St., he'll
get them back.
LOST-Three flat keys in brown zip-
per case. Am tired of sleeping on
Tampa park bench. If you find 'em,
phone Lt. Mashamkin, Ext. 436.
FOUND-Wheel. tire and tube at First
St. and B Ave Owner may recover
same by identifying at MP Hqs.
8th and E Sts
WILL person who found yellow leather
portfolio in Service Club Monday
night please return to Hostess Office.
Pvt. Rbt. J. Minchew. 571st Sig. A.W.
Bn.., Co. "C."
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
a call from all hams at Drew for
mag. Will also act as information
suggestions relative to forming a
Drew Ham club or holding a Ham-
fest. W9 D PU. T/Sgt. William J.
Kiewel. Org 314th P"-' 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 Crnter corner of
Tampa and Tyler
WOULD like to contact anyone going
to Bradenton daily. Would prefer
transportation both ways. Leave
camp around 5 p.m. and must return
by 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. Will pay nominal
sum to anyone desiring an extra pas-
senger. Please contact at once. Sgt.
Ralph W. Yauman Jr.. Det. 5. 501
SAWR. Drew Field.
WILL DRIVE car to or from Los An-
geles for transportation or help drive
and share expenses. Leave Tampa
about Nov. 1. Due to return about
Nov. 16. Have made the same trip
previously by automobile. Phone Sgt.
Henry Marcus, at .R4 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
WANTED-To pool cars, St. Pete to
Drew. Hours: 7:30 to 5. Call 862 or
56-014 in St. Pete Lt. V C. Winitt.
756 SAW Co.
CPL. ROBERT O'ROURKE
DREW~~~~~~~~ FIL OS HRSDY COE 4 93PG ITE
By CPL. FREDERICK F. DAVIS
Thursday, October 7th, a few a ball at a hall? Translation.
members of the Camp DeSota When is there going to be another
boxing team, invaded the area of dance in our area? It seems to
the 1873rd Engineers. The mem- me that the 1873rd is having all
's that were able to participate the dances. What about it boys?
*the exhibitions were Pvt. By the time you fellows read
~hAarles (Roughhouse) Martin of this article, our i.ew theatre will
the 59th Avn. SQ., PFC Thomas have opened. I hope that all of
Simpson and Cpl. Frederick Davis you were there. Now we can fall
of the Fighting Quartermasters, to a show, and dig the flickers
Cpl. Kaalund of the 1301st without going- up to the base.
Guard Sq. was manager. Even Let's have a good attendance at
though we were handicapped by all t'e pictures.
lack of training we managed to Watch for the posters heralding
put on a good exhibition. the opening of the basketball sea-
Private Martin,our heavy- son. Due to the fact that the 4F
Private Martin our heavy- Brigade has some new material,
weight, was the star of the eve-we are bound tc have some com-
ning. His superlative boxing petition.
skill and hitting power placed Our platoon still has the best
-him in a class by himself. players At least we think so.
Thomas Simpson, the only wel- They are Pfc. Smith, Pfc. Sprag-
terweight we have dt the present gins, Cr David and Sgt. Eli.
time, had the crowd roaring with The 911th have only two play-
his boxing .l:ill in the first round, ers, Cpl. Woodard and Pfc. Stan-
and his courage and stamina in ley. The second echelon has been
the second. heard to state that he is a heck
Even though we were out- of a player. We will withhold
classed from the start, the gen- our judgment until we dig him
eral opinion is that we have some under fire. That's when the going
good material, and that with a lit- counts.
tle more trai, ig we will be as
good as the next team. Watch
for these bouts fellows, there will50 H USK
be r--ore of them in the near fu- 50 USKIES
ture, and some of them will be in
our area. A WUTC
A certain party was askingFOR AWUTC
questions yesterday, and couldn't
get any definite answer. Perhaps More than 50 AWUTC fo
someone in the audience can an-
swer his questions. The $64 ques- for initial practice and a N
tion is as follows. When is a cer- from the group will knock s]
tain first sergepat of acompny The two teams are coach
in the area, going to ease up off oteam
the cats, and let the gators pitch Cpl. Buster Mott, both of who
3D SIGNAL V
By PFC. ROY B. MYERS
In a hard-fought volleyball game played last Friday
on the grounds of the Hq. Squadron, 3FC, the Signal Head-
quarters Company of the same command beat the Balloon-
ers two out of three games. Action was terrific at some
moments, but it seemed that except for a few spectacular
plays on the part of the Air Corps team, the Signal men had
the better form.
-Doug Brown, our day room watching who rides those two
manager, is broken hearted since blocks. P. S.: I always ride
his "Coke" machine was re- the bus.
moved. Says Brown, "Nothing
but a furlough could allay my
CADET SOON Ch mp
Tech. Sgt. Hanisee will soon Ch
be going off for aviation cadet
training, following in the foot-
steps of the other swell fellow's
vho have left this organization.V os
iCorporal Minnick is planning
IHis wardrobe for war's end. B, y S/SGT. FRAN
Everything he buys is going to
be colorful and flashy. He says, Members of the Sixth T
"If folks don't recognize me a Camp Weatherford, which es
block away by the color of my best Army
necktie, II throw it away." best Army teams in this part
T/5 Winks, Knapp and Pfc. 17 games this season, have
Spanier must have something as the team's most valuable
"blond" attracting them to Clear- Staub pitched 16 of the Weather-
water these springlike days. You ford nine's games and accounted
fellows don't really go there for for his team's 14 victories.
the fishing, do you? During the season, the Sixth
BROTHER HERE Battalion won five straight games
Clifford Wise is lucky enough from the Drew Field Signalmen,
to have a kid brother at Drew in addition to taking series from
field, the Third Fighter Command,
Sgt. Walter Smith is going championship club of Drew Field,
home on furlogh to gont Venice Army Air Base, the Flying
hlete rost H old me Army- Tigers of the Army Air Base at
life allows me no time for re- the Bradenton-Sarasota airport,
i alo no ti and from a Bradenton civilian
Our privates are better nour- cT T
ished than the non-coms in this STRIKEOUT RECORD
company. The reason? Ever The 569th S.A.W. Battalion and
do K.P. in a good mess hall? the Third Fighter Command clubs
This company is badly located were the only ones to beat Staub.
It is too far to walk to the east The higight of Staub's record
te ta too nte was a no-hit performance against
gate (two blocks), and too near the Flying Tigers.
to catch a bus and have a clear
conscience. You can pick out the He also pitched two one-hit
goldbricks in the company by games, four shutouts and aver-
League to Start
Play in.the 314th BH and AB
Squadron touch football league
will get under way next Monday,
Lieut. James C. Roper, Base as-
sistant physical training officer,
Six teams will compete. The
314th has two squads entered.
Other teams are the 801st, 903rd
QM, 69th Air.Forces Band, and
the 408th Fighter Bomber.
Games twill be played Monday,
Wednesday and Friday evenings.
The league will be divided into
halves. An award will be made
at the end of the season to the
outfit that makes the best show-
5th AW Soldiers
Drub 570th Men
The Fifth Training Battalion
won its second game in the same
week from the 570th Battalion.
Wednesday the enlisted men of
the Fifth trounced the EM of the
570th by a score of 2 to 1.
Cpl. Joe Cerezski, pitching for
the 570th,-allowed only four hits
but lost a heart-breaker through
errors. For the Fifth, Cpl. Johnson
pitched a five-hit game. They
scored their winning run in the
last half of the sixth. Pfc. Mac
Lennon hit a single to right and
went to third on Pfc. Pepe's bin-
gle down third base line.
otball huskies have turned out
north and South team formed
boulders October 30.
ed by Lt. Charles Collins and
m are college grid veterans.
Lieutenant Collins expressed
optimism' over the turnout and
stressed the desire for additional
men to report.
"You don't have to be an ex-
collegiate star to play," he said.
"We're training a lot of men who
didn't have much. past back-
ground and some of them are do-
ing exceptionally well."
Anyone interested should con-
tact the AWUTC Physical Train-
Bill McCoy, star catcher on
Princeton's 1942 baseball team
and the best ball player turned
out at Nassau Hall since Moe
Berg, was killed recently when
his Army training plane crashed
Cigarets Go To
Drew Winners As
Upsets Show Up
Gridiron upsets burned Yogi crisp as a flatiron last
week, but sent cartons of cigarets to Drew dopesters who
once more can predict the ten top.flight football games for
Yogi fell flat on four of the ten games.
He picked Wisconsin over Illinois; Ohio over Great
Lakes; Chicago Cards over Chicago Bears; and Detroit
over Green Bay.
"My rainbarrel is leaking,"
Yogi moaned. "I had the voodoo
The mystic master of impossi-
bility promises a perfect 10 win-
ners for this week-end.
"This time I'll use my flaw-
less find-dial in place of the
rainbarrel," he chortled.
But Yogi wasn't the only
prophet to fall on the gridiron.
Pfc. Lonnie Ayres of Company
C, 1st Training Battalion, was
the only contestant to pick all
Out of the hundreds of coupons
submitted to The Echoes by sol-
diers seeking cartons of cigarets,
at least half of them fell down on
the Illinois-Wisconsin game; the
5th AW Officers
Beat 570th Nine
Saturday, the Fifth Training
Battalion officers beat the officers
of the 570th, 10 to 7, collecting 12
hits off of Lt. Campbell, who got
himself a home run, a double, and
single out of three trips to the
plate. Lt. Anderson did a good
job of handling first base for the
losers, getting four put-outs un-
assisted, and four assisted.
For the Fifth, Lt. Musumeci,
pitcher allowed eight hits and
collected two hits, a single and a
double out of four trips to the
plate. Lts. McDavid and Coffman
each hit safely two out of three.
Lt. Hollestein knocked out the
Lt. Sammie Cohen, manager of
the 570th Battalion, declared his
team would beat the Fifth for
money or marbles the next time
they played. The Fifth Training
Battalion is open to challenges at
11 a.m. any day of the week. Call
:aub 'Best Player'
qCIS E. NOWICKI when he was inducted into the
baseball of Army.
raining Battalion baseball of While the Dodgers couldn't win
;tablished itself as one of the the National league pennant this
i of Florida by winning 14 of year, Pfc. Joe Bivona, a son o
Flatbush and the third baseman
chosen Pfc. Francis X. Staub for the Sixth Battalion, copped
player. batting honors of the Sixth by
hitting .334. He also led in stolen
aged nine strikeouts per game. bases with nine and scored th
Staub pitched all five victories most runs, 13.
the Sixth registered over the Second in batting was T/5
Drew Signalmen. Dinkins, catcher, with a mark of
Perfect control enabled Staub .333, while Private Fluhr, an
to establish his fine record. He outfielder, was third with .309.
made no wild pitches, hit no Sixth's shortstop, T/5 Hughes,
batters and was stingy with his was second in stolen bases with
free passes to first, seven and second in runs scored
Staub is a native of McSherrys- with 10.
town, Pa. It was while he was a Lieutenant James W. Kimble,
student at Central Catholic high first baseman and manager, led
school that Wee Willie Sherdel, the team in total hits with 18, fol-
former Cardinal pitching star, lowed by Fluhr with 17.
signed him to his first contract, Sgt. Michael Mahokus captured
with the semi-pro McSherrys- the double, triple and sacrifice
town club. laurels, while the team's only
In 1939, Staub and his brother, home run of the season was belted
Robert, had trials with the by Leftfielder Goodman.
Browns. He had just received an Other members of the team
invitation from a Boston Red Sox were: Pvt. Brilliant, Pfc. Mon-
scout to report to a Sox farm treal, Pfc. Rituannano, Sgt. Pearce
team in the Eastern Shore league and Sgt. Dillman.
USC-St. Mary's clash, and the
Ohio-Great Lakes tussle.
HERE THEY ARE
Scores on last week's games
are: Notre Dame 35, Michigan 12;
Navy 14, Duke 13; USC 13, St.
Marys 0; Army 51, Temple 0; De-
troit 14, Green Bay 35; Penn 7,
Dartmouth 6; Wisconsin 7, Illi-
nois 25; Georgia Tech 35, Georgia
Pre-Flight 7; Ohio 6, Great Lakes
13, and Chicago Cards 0, Chicago
Games this week-end promise
as much uncertainty as Yogi.
Notre Dame, one of the peren-;
nial stalwarts every year, will
take Wisconsin by the ears.
Yogi gives the score at 34-13.
Wisconsin can hardly be ex-
pected to trounce the Fighting
Irishmen, but the Badgers boast
a top team angered by their
Army guns should have little
trouble with Columbia and Yogi,
who still insists he is no yokel,
gets 29-7 from his new find-dial
CAL TO WIN
California and UCLA, both
through the courtesy of Navy men,
will clash in the top game on the
Pacific Coast. The Golden Bears
of Berkeley will eke a 14 to 7
win, according to the Echoes
The Navy blues will jive
against Penn State with Naval
cruisers expected to plow through
Nebraska's eleven meets Iowa
State and when two such teams
contact anything can happen.
Score by Yogi: Nebraska to win
Other games on this week's
contest and Yogi's scores are:
Duke 35, North Carolina 7; Holy
Cross 13, Cornell 6; Chicago
Bears 36, Pitt. 10, New York 27,
Cartons of cigarets went to
the following 10 soldiers who won
last week's jackpot:
Pfc. Ayres; Pvt. L. M. Gosnell,
2nd Rept. Co., 501st; Cpl. C. Fog-
nano, Physical Fitness Section;
Pvt. Ed Wisniewski, 3d Rept. Co.,
551st; 2nd Lt. James C. Roper,
314th Air Base Souadron; M/Sgt.
Frank Zarrus, 2nd Rept. Co.,
552d; Cpl. Sam J. Doroes, Co. C.,
573d; S/Sgt. James Garrett, Hqs.
Plot. Co. 564th; Sgt.' Richard
Novakofski, Co. A, 588th; and
Cpl. Louis J. All, 750th.
The coupon is below. Contest
rules are simple. One coupon per
soldier. They must be postmarked
before 2 p.m. Saturday. Enlisted
men, WACs or officers are eli-
To: Contest Editor, The
Echoes, Base S. S. Office, 8th
and B Avenue.
Here are my scores for the
10 games. If I win one of the
10 cartons of cigarets please
make my brand .............
Notre Dame.. Wisconsin ..
Army ....... Columbia ....
Navy ........ Penn State ...
Duke ........ N. Carolina ..
Cal. ......... UCLA .......
Holy Cross... Cornell ......
Nebraska .... Iowa State .
Phil Pitt ..... Chi. Bears
New York ... Brooklyn....
Name, Rank, P. O. ..........
DREW FIELD. ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 19432
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
VTED DUCE PARAMUSHIRO-THE TARGET
LOOKING '"retty for the birdie," Benito Mussolini' (left) is shown in
Berlin standing beside Nazi Marshal Hermann Goering shortly after
the Duce had been kicked out of office in Italy. The photo was received
from Switzerland and radioed to London. (International)
B-17 GETS NEW 'CHIN TURRET'
LATEST MODEL of the B-17 bomber, manufactured at the Vega plant in
Burbank, Calif,, is equipped with a remote-control powered "chin tur-
ret" carrying two 50-calibre machine guns. The new turret is located
directly beneath the bombardier's compartment; hitherto the one re-
maining vulnerable spot on the giant bombers (International)
Trick of the Trade RAF Dam Buster
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THE CREW OF A U. S. LIBERATOR that participated in the recent raid on the great Japanese base of Paramu-
shiro, near the Jap mainland, receives final instructions before taking off from an unidentified airfield. The
surprise attack did considerable damage to installations at the stronghold in the Kurile Islands.
THE RAID was not without cost. The
bomber piloted by Major C. G. OFF TO BLAST the Japs in their home grounds. Part of the squadron of
Wagner (top), of Flushing, N. Y., B-24 bombers that devastated the heavily guarded Paramushiro base
failed to return. Also missing is are shown as they set their noses towards the target, which is just south
Lt. W. H. Vandiver (bottom), of of the Kamchatka Peninsula. It was from here that the Japs probably
E,..pn mT-. ,1 ..... .t 'launched their attacks on the Aleutian Islands. -
PART of the tough, diversified train-
ing that M.P.'s go through at East-
view, N. Y, is shown in this photo.
One of the soldiers straddles an-
other while he uses his fingers to
best advantage on the "enemy's"
eyes. The course teaches pupils
to do away with an opponent quiet-
ly and quickly. (International)
WING COMDR. Guy P. Gibson, 25-
year-old RAF veteran, is pictured
in New York as he told how he led
the raid that wiped out the Moehne
and Eder Dams in Germany. He
said that he and his fliers practiced
on English dams for 150 hours,
dropping flour sacks to perfect their
THE JAPS at Paramushiro threw everything they had into the air in an unsuccessful attempt to turn back
the American raiders. However, we suffered some casualties from ack-ack fire and bullets from Zeros
that managed to take off. Here hospital corpsmen remove one of the wounded from the bomb bay of a
returned Army Air Force bomber. (International Photos)
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