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FEATURE ? BEST
VOL. 2, NO. 33
Drew Field Echoes
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA
were given this week
ON PAGE 15
OCTOBER 21, 1943
S'Best. Informed Soldiers
In World' Is Slogan Of
Signal Corps Innovation
By SGT. BOB CARPENTER
SHARE-A-RIDE campaign picked up considerably during
the. last week. Here Charles M. Young, PX personnel
manager, goes through his daily routine of picking up GIs.
Holding the door is Hope Marshak, of the PX office.
SHARE RIDE DRIVE
PICKS UP ON FIELD
The share-a-ride campaign picked up considerably
during the last week, but an actual count of cars leaving
the field shows there still is room for improvement.
Lt. Col. William H. Fillmore,
Base executive officer, and origin- carried the following line: "A
ator of the campaign, was pleased Giver of a Ride is a Builder of
with the first week's results. Pride-And Morale!"
"The response to the share-a- Motorists who haven't made it
ride plea in last week's ECHOES a habit to pick up soldiers are
was very encouraging," the strongly urged to share their car.
'colonel said. "I noticed many It's better to SHARE 3our car
cars, which once left the field with an American soldier than it
with plenty of room, now are would be to SURRENDER it to
pulling away with all available the enemy.
space filled by soldiers, which is Remember that many of the
as it should be." men in uniform today once owned
Giving a soldier a ride is al- their own automobiles. Let's
most a passion with the colonel, don't have an empty automobile
Last Saturday's daily bulletin leave Drew Field.
TIES A 'MUST' NOW
ON OR OFF FIELD
The ECHOES herewith presents its Fall fashion notes
for Drew Field GIs, with emphasis on what to wear and
what not to wear-where and when.
First, don't forgt to wear a
tie with the suntan uniform, both $1 il l
on and off the field. The order 1.50 aU MOIll
went into effect yesterday.
Second, don't try to wear field Laundry Does
jackets in town just because
Mother Nature crossed up theR h BS
local Chamber of Commerce and Rush Business
gave the Tampa area a taste of
Minnesoti Winter weather. Drew Field's new GI laundry
Field jackets may be sported
off the Base only when the service at $1.50 a month is going
wearer is en route from the field over with a bang.
*to his home or vice versa. Men At the end of the second week
wearing field jackets in town a total of 73 organizations had
will be picked up, the Provost signed up for-the service, which
Marshal's Office warned today. is being furnished by the Mac-
A date for breaking olive drabs Dill Field Jaundry, according to
out of camphor has not been set, Warrant Officer George Burleson,
so you will have to wear long Drew Field laundry officer.
undies or sweaters, under your The only woolen garment the
khaki. GI laundry can do is the OD shirt.
Since the chilly siege is un- The laundry cannot handle such
seasonal, it probably will be too items as overcoats, blouses, field
warm to wedr ODs when the jackets or trousers, which have to
time comes to don them. be dry cleaned.
America's 1943 victory soldier is going to war ivith a weapon more powerful than
a battery of howitzers-and Drew Field Signal Corps men are on top of the armament
This weapon is designed to win the war and keep the peace. It is not a firearm,
but a psychological program which will give the soldier an effective answer to many
questions hitherto dim and vague.
Working under the theory that
the best trained and the best
equipped soldier also must be the & I
best informed, Brigadier General '
Stephen H. Sherrill, Commanding 5' Projectionist
General AWUTC, inaugurated this '
week the program of orientation .'
which is receiving close attention.
by the War Department. o o e
Imported from California to aid T J I .
in the program is efficient, bril- I 0
liant Tech Sgt. Fred Friendly. '
Sergeant Friendly worked with "
General Sherrill when the gen- Lt Gorge May Jr., Base Thea-
eral commanded the Western Sig- ter Of"icer, made an announce-
nal Corps Training Center. ent t:day for many of us who
Nightly newsreel pictures will ar c wondering what our post-war
be offered soldiers which will not future will offer. May offered a
"propagandize" but will give war c-ans of increasing our income
events as recorded by professional no\- plus a good paying trade to
camera men. These pictures will tace the post-war period with.
trace the development of pre-war Anrd all we have to do is call at
units and also will include late J Ithe Soecial Services Office not
news flashes from the various later than Saturday and tell the
war fronts. LieutenJit we want to take his
A War Room. will soon be
installed here. Huge war maps,
pictures, newspapers and mag-
azine articles will be there for
soldiers' and officers' informa-
Also inaugurated is a Rumor
Clinic which operates on the
slogan: "To check that rumor,
to verify that news story-call
our Rumor Clinic-Extension
The Rumor Clinic, Sergeant
Friendly explained, welcome all
calls from soldiers who desire ver-
ification of common whisper gos-
sip about a camp.
"In California," he said, "we
found any number of rumors go-
ing around without verification
and we put them straight."
The clinic is not designed to
squelch rumors, but to verify
them, he pointed out.
"Why we even had soldiers
firmly convinced that Hitler was
dead, or that Germany has col-
lapsed," the sergeant said.
The Signal Corps AW man is
performing one of the most nota-
ble jobs in the Army. This was
confirmed by Sergeant Friendly
after interviewing scores of Sig-
nal Corps AW veterans and hear-
ing them tell of their combat
Part of the program includes
emphasis on Air Warning work
and the vast importance of it dur-
Lectures are now being given
(Continued on Page 9)
Brigadier General Stephen H.
Sherrill, Commanding General
AWUTC, this week inaugurated
orientation courses for soldiers
which are designed to point out
the background of the war and
give a strong weapon to the
1943 victory soldier.
The PX dry cleaning store,
Second St. near Ave. G, is not
a warehouse, Manager N. Hale
Soldiers were asked to pick
up their clothing as soon as it
is finished and not to leave it
there gathering dust for weeks.
So many men have neglected
to call for their clothes that the
store has become jampacked
with uniforms. At various times
the store is so cluttered with
clothes that there is no space
left for uniforms to be cleaned,
forcing clerks to turn down new
Unless cleaned clothes are re-
moved within a reasonable
length of time, they will be
turned into the Quartermaster,I
twvo \veek. projectionists' course.
First class begins Monday; Oct.
25, and new classes begin every
ensuing two weeks. Classes are
held two hours per day, six days
per week. At the end of the course
you receive a certificate of pro-
ficiency as a qualified motion pic-
ture projectionist at any army
post. So, you see, it makes no dif-
ference how long you are in any
one place. You take your profes-
sion with you.
Pay is good. You make up to a
dollar and a quarter a night with
thn possibility of running your
earning up to twelve dollars a
week if you work matinees.
Arrangements will be made,
with your commanding officer to
permit your attendance at daily
classes for two weeks.
To enroll in the first class,
starting Monday, apply at Base
Special Service office by Satur-
day. The first class will be lim-
ited to 10 men.
Sgt. Marvin Manheimer, base
chief projectionist, will conduct
Free for Soldiers
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevrons or insignia sewed on,
may avail themselves of free
sewing service rendered by the
Officers Wives' Sewing club.
Clothes should be left at Chapel
No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tues-
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
Apprentice WACs Learn
Art of Greasing Planes
Out on the Line, seasoned masculine technicians are scratching their heads, as 23
new mechanics grasp wrenches and go to work.
No toughened "grease monkeys," these new apprentice mechanics fill the pockets
of their coveralls with lipstick, powder compacts, and an occasional lace-edged hand-
kerchief. Once more, the WACs have "taken over" at Drew Field.
Doing a man-sized job is not a
new practice to this attractive :
group of WACs recently import- -
ed from Fort Myers, Va. For the
eight months prior to their -short.
stay at Fort Myers, these girls
have lived in dugouts, operated'
anti-aircraft instruments, and
lived the rugged existence of
Shortly after the first enlisted
personnel's classes were inducted
into the Wom-
en's Army Aux-
iliary Corps at
Fort Des s
S Moines, Ia., 212
o w. were singled
out of the busy
hum of train-
Sing girls, to be-
come a part of ,
a vastly impor-
ent mered wigAm ent. Only A t pse
S S.WAACs with
1st Sgt. Betty unusually high ''.
Baker mechanical ap-... .. ~ b,
titude, intelligence, and personal- ""
ity were considered as candidates GREASE-SMUDGED GIRLS are now adding glamor-plus-
for this, the only WAC "combat" g tthe Lin Ne De WAC T/4 Hilda Jcob nd
group ever to be formed. guts to teine. ew rew W s lda acob an
By the time they departed for Pfc. Muriel McSweeney busy themselves with the gasoline
Washington, D. C., they had tank while Pfc. Beth Murray, Pfc. "G.G." Mengel and Sgt.
learned to think and to act as Nona Clark pause to talk over their new jobs as apprentice
one person. When, at one sta- mechanics.
tion en route, they were allowed
to eat in a restaurant near the
depot, they descended in perfect have at no time been allowed ing the eight-month training
formation. At the restaurant they to shoot guns, the members of the period, the girls underwent 162
seated themselves in unison. Not 151st became specialists in the "brass hat" inspections. WAC Di-
one person moved from the table, operation of all Coast Artillery in- rector Hobby made three surprise
nor ventured to get up, until struments in a short time. They inspections. At one time, the
every girl had completed her maintained a rigid three-day duty company was reviewed by 165
meal. schedule throughout their training officers of the United States Navy.
Upon arriving in Washington period at the Arboretum. Although the experiment of
they departed from the train in From noon one day until noon training women as instrumental
perfect order, were greeted by en- the following day, the girls on the experts for comabt duty proved
thusiastic Colonel Oveta Culp alert battery would occupy bunks to be very successful, it was nec-
Hobby, Director of the WAC, and in the dugout. The period be- essary to dispense with the group.
entered waiting Army trucks in ginning at noon that day, until At the present time, there are not
seven minutes. noon the next; would be spent enough women'enrolled in the
With the same synchronized ef- as a "stand by" day. During that service of the United States to
ficiency, the WACs entered into day, they would await an alert warrant the singling out of me-
their training as a Coast Artillery signal which might come at any chanically talented girls for work
unit. Stationed at the Arboretum moment. Often the girls would which still requires the use of
Washington, D. C., they quickly be routed from the dug-out in masculine crew members to lift
formed the crews necessary to a the early hours following mid- heavy equipment.
small anti-aircraft battery. night, fully clothed in "A" uni- The other day, Sergeant Baker
Sergeant Helen Stonebraer, form, heavy coats, gas masks and proudly marched her group over
ief of Section on the director helmets. The third day of the to the Line. "They're the finest
crew, supervised the procedure shift would be the "off-duty" day. girls in the country," she informed
crew, supervised the procedures
of the entire range. She became On two occasions,-the girls were the waiting officers and curious
"right hand man" to First Ser- sent on maneuvers. During the soldiers. "Sometimes, I suppose,
geant Betty Baker, who was first of these, they merely stood the girls have thought me a pret-
charged with the administrative by. and observed the men carry- ty tough top-kick. But, today,
direction of the 151st WAC Tech- ing out the various activities. The seeing them march on to this
nical Company.. second time they were sent out, field, knowing the kind of per-
aa Crew the young women operated all of formance they are capable of
Sergeant Nna Cark, Cr the instruments themselves, bring- turning out-well, you'll just
Chief on the height-finder, pos- ing down two targets, which they have to excuse me,, if I shed a
sesses 100 per cent stereoscopic have carefully carried with them few tears!"
vision. This vision, so rare that
vision.e individual in thousands ever since. Betty, whose ambition up until
may have it, is necessary toand At no time during their history a short while ago was to receive
operator on the height-finder as a combat training group did orders for foreign duty, now
discipline grow slack in the WAC would "rather have the war end,
Private First Class Betty Sauer, company. Says smart, attractive but quickly." Two weeks ago she
T/4 Rose Perrone, and T/I Marion First Sergeant Baker: "When a became the wife of one of the
Walter became communications girl entered my orderly room with soldiers stationed at the Arbore-
experts. No sweet-voiced tele- her hair below her collar, she tum. When asked why she joined
phone operators, these young pinned it up, or she didn't get the WAC, she said, "Oh, that was
women dug ditches, buried their that precious pass. -If her nail simple. I wasn't doing enough.
own cables, and made "on the polish was too brilliant, she took I ran a bowling alley nights, and
spot" repairs with the speed and it off, right there in the orderly a shipping department days. And,
efficiency of a masculine crew. room. oh yes, I drove, out at a nearby
All of these girls are lending their "We couldn't have things any Army Air Base, every Saturday
skills to the Drew Field Line to- other way, because we never knew and Sunday. I had to get into
day. when we might be inspected by a uniform. I wanted to do some-
Although members of the WAC group of important officers." Dur- thing!"
0 RoaM ii Iuri-la $vU5ACF.
(Author's note: Due to the fact that Pvt. Pazzbelch.
Shas wired desperately urging further directions as to how
to get to Shangri La we have omitted the question and
answer department this week.)
And now to further advise our friend, Pvt. Mustygoolp
Vitfit el Pazzbelch along the road to Shangri La! Now,
Pazzbelch, after you have left the Ouch people selling
snatchfrong sandwiches you will turn both left and right
at the same time on the road made out of pudding. This.
pudding was left there by a Greek who failed in the resta
rant business on the yonder side of Mongaria. Then yc.
will come to two strange varlets who will try to set you on
fire. Just for fun, they will say. Do not let them. They
mean business. They burn up more guys every year along
about this time "just for fun."
Keep turning to the left until you get off the pudding road
and then stop for a snack at Homely Harry's Horrendous Bull-
burger stand. If you don't stop at Homely Harry's he will throw
Syou in a well. But beware of Homely Harry's. The joint is full of
Booby Traps and when you sit in a booth and begin to order
he will crawl under the next booth, sneak up behind you and
try to saw off your right leg, quick like. You see, you are getting
closer to Shangri La now and you will be meeting desperate
characters. Do not take Homely Harry lightly. He has sawed off
many a leg at his joint, especially after customers drank two or
three of his "Stump Lifter" cocktails. These Stump Lifters are
made of three parts of Squoop Acid (acid used to dissolve gla-
ciers), floor scrapings from a slaughter house and a dash of
gooseberry juice. Do not drink more than one, even if Homely
Harry offers you more for free. But you must drink one.
Then Homely Harry also sells, besides Bullburgers, a squeel-
nang sandwich, which is made out of halitosis, one glove and brown
sugar. Eat just One and get the hell out of there.
Once up the road you will run into John Fut de Bpomstaff's
niece, by name of Miss Rat Hair de Boomstaff. She will have just
escaped from a Mongarian reform school to which she was sent for
making m lonshine out of tar paper. Miss Rat Hair will want to go
juking, but have no truck with her because she has a plot for a
short story which she will try to sell you and if you don't buy it
she will pour some of her tar paper moonshine on you and you
will have to bury your clothes to get the aroma off.
Miss Rat Hair's plot for a short story is rather involved and
she has been thrown out of every publishing office this side of
Mongaria while trying to sell it. This plot is for what she calls an
unsolvable mystery story. She defies the reader, or anyone else,
to name the real killer. Here's the catch. She has exactly nine
seven thousand characters in her story and they all have the name
of Randolph Glockenspiel. Randolph Glockenspiel is the name of
the victim, the killer, the detective, etc., etc., etc., and a couple of
more etcs. Don't let her get a chance to tell you this story. It
takes about three weeks to tell it and all the time she swigs on her
tar paper moonshine and occasionally branches out into pong. sing-
ing "Clementine" in three-part harmony to the tune of "Turkey in
the Straw." Your only possible reward for this ordeal is to get
poured with foul-smelling tar paper moonshine.
So when Miss Rat Hair asks you to go juking tell her "excuse
me but I have weak kidneys" and start to run like anything in all
directions like you were in a panic.
After you have eluded this odd character you will come to
a strange old man who will be biting the road. No one seems to
know why this old fellow bites the road all day long, but it is
said that some 90 years previous he stubbed his toe at this point
and is trying to get even.
Now you are getting into dangerous territory. There will be a
cluck coming along wildly playing a caliope and he will try to
sell you the month-of July. He insists that he inherited this month
and will try to palm it off on you for forty cents. But all he wants
that forty cents for is to buy a barrel of Miss Rat Hair's tar paper
moonshine. Elude him.
Turn the next corner and if a purple house with a hole in the
backyard is not there pay no attention. You will now begin to hear
a strange, high pitched sound and you will know you will be com-
ing to the land of the Squealing People. These people were born
under ice cold showers.
By the way, have you met Professor Neatball van Sayforgoo-
nessake? He is a graduate of the Institute for How to Mend a *Lame
Camel. He will be at Silly Solly's tonight and will tell you how
.o boil lumber in'yo ir own kitchen. Bring my fee.
DR oo,-o ry 00 ooo, cooopy: Fire College
JoSe er Conclave Ends
-IME DEW FIELD MOSQUITO. Capt. R. W. 'Godfrey, base fire
tAp/ -- marshal, will return from Miami
:, P, tomorrow following a five-day
conference at the Florida state
NEAIRLY \ Capt. Lamarr Sledge of the
F/N HED, -Fourth service command was
guest speaker at the conference,
which emphasized new tech-
Ifr ,' FOUND YEA/ F 'CAUSE E 77F' niques on plane crashes and
OUT MYY TOHE W F 700 5O UIALL TO 7Er latest equipment.
/CALL /T7A YOUR I DOESN'T KNOW OF WAR
PP 7N0---IN LINCOLNSHIRE, England.-
(CNS)-Mrs. James Carter who
"- is 74, blind and deaf, is probably
: is unaware that there's a war go-
Sing on. Her daughter and son-
\' in-law, with whom she lives,
-. have succeeded in keeping the
war from her "and we shall con-
tinue to do so," they said.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, tHURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943 PAGE THREE
UNCLE SAM DISCOVERS
ENEMY WEAPON TO USE
(Prepared by S-2 Section, AWUTC Headquarters)
There's weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth in
Berlin and Tokyo these days-and for obvious reasons.
Uncle Sam's children have done picked themselves up off
the floor where the sneak punches at Pearl UIarbor put
them. In fact, we now are stomping the Axis into the
To make matters worse for Adolph and Tojo we've
stolen a page from their favorite book and we're using it
against them. Not only are we outslugging them on all
fronts, but we're outsmarting them too.
We have learned that our armed forces acquire a
weapon more devastating, more demoralizing, than any
other when their movements are veiled in secrecy. The war
has shown us that with secrecy comes surprise and with
surprise comes victory.
WE LEARN WELL
The proof that we have learned the lesson'well, lies in
our successful surprise landings in North Africa, Guadal-
canal, Sicily, Italy, Attu, Kiska and other points scattered
all over the globe.
Gone are the days when the Axis hordes were overrun-
ning the world. Gone are the days when we never knew
when or where the enemy was going to strike us next-or
whether we could withstand the blow. Gone are the days
when we actually feared invasion.
Today the tables are reversed-with a vengeance. The
Axis is bewildered, tired, on the verge of panic. It screams
that we don't fight fair, meaning that we don't telegraph
our punches and that we manage to get there "fustest with
Today we stand on a point from which all roads lead
to Berlin and Tokyo. The enemy is stretching his forces
and his nerves dangerously thin trying to patrol all the
roads.. We have but to choose the road he isn't watching
and he'll get the surprise of his life, or rather the,surprise
that will end his life.
Our blueprint for victory is logical and clear. Anyone
can understand it. Certainly the enemy does, and isn't
happy in the knowledge. Now that we possess the upper
hand, we are staggering the enemy by first taking his key
bases away from him and then we are going to strike him
to his heart.
Our blows will be timed to catch him off guard. To
draw him away in one direction and hit him in another;
to follow up the initial advantage by storming his inner
defenses with an enormous flow of men and machines; to
paralyze him with the shock of the blow; to overwhelm
him with our might; to panic him with its suddenness.
The center of our blueprint is surprise, Intangible but
Deadly. It doesn't weigh a thing, it doesn't take up pre-
cious space on our ships. It doesn't wear, tear or rip-but
it does Leak. It doesn't have to be fed or housed-but we
do have to clothe it. We have to protect it from the burn-
ing eyes and eager ears of the enemy.
Surprise is our greatest secret weapon and it must be
safeguarded above all else-remember that, when you find
yourself tempted to talk too much.
Without complete secrecy our punches will slow down
and our strength will be dissipated. Without the protec-
tive armor of secrecy our forces will be running on a tread-
mill. Always working, always fighting-but never getting
We don't want that to happen, so, DON'T TELL THE
AXIS THAT THE YANKS ARE COMING-LET'S SUR-
UNIT WHIPS 584TH
In one of the fastest games of airtight ball for the home team.
the year, the 4th Trg. Bn. Head- It was their baseman George's
quarters personnel trimmed the double that put the game in the
quarters personnel trimmed the strikeouts were recorded for
584th Signal Battalion in Swamp Grosenheider of the 584th, and
13, Saturday afternoon, by a 3-1 Dype had five for the 4th.
score as they bunched five hits This Saturday afternoon game
in the last inning to tally their is one of the regular weekly fea-
only three runs. tures of the 4th Training Bat-
The losers scored their lone talion Physical training program.
run in the same inning on a Thus far the enlisted men have
four base error of the Fourth's lost only one game in these Sat-
right fielder. The winners had urday classics, and they evened
nine hits with Ehrmantraut, this up by later defeating the
Hodge, and Collins having two 569th Sluggers. The playoff for
each. the rubber game between these
Beakman got the only hit for two teams will be played this
the 584th, and Petey Dype pitched next week.
Alcan Highway Blazed
Here is the road as it begins to resemble
impressions. This is the work of the-for-
ward echelon which sometimes worked
ahead scores of miles from the base outfit,
often stranded without provisions for
weeks or months at a time. The road is
now finished and is carrying vital war
goods to Alaska, thanks to the effort of
the United States Army.
Major George V. Egge, now
commanding the 1873 En-
gineer Aviation Battalion,-
is seen above the proud pos-
sessor of lake trout taken
from Tagish Lake. Major
Egge spent nine months
with a Negro Unit working
on the road.
Major George V. Egge, now
commanding the 1873d Engineer
Aviation Regiment at Drew, spent
nine months in Canada when the
Alcan Highway was being con-
It. was a life of hardship and
unique experience, the major
Weather, of course, was the
chief enemy of construction
gangs. Often temperature would
fall to 60 degrees, and seldom
would mosquitoes or "no see 'em"
leave one alone.
"No see 'em" is a small type
gnat which would fly between
the nets, often swelling eyes to
Mooseburgers and fish often
filled their menu since the chief
problem was transportation. Dur-
ing the thawing season traffic
was practically impossible. "We
lived and worked and were glad
to return to civilization," was the
remark of Major Egge, whose
fourth child was born while he
was working on the Alcan.
SOLDIERS FAVOR MOVIES
FORT BENNING, Ga.-(INS)-
Fort Benning soldiers are ardent
theater-goers according to Capt.
James C. Sutton, post theater offi-
cer. The average soldier attends
the movies two or three times a
week, and everyone -on the post
sees one picture every seven days,
as shown by box office statistics.
They favored current events, war-
time combat, spy and sabotage
Stretching for approximately 1,500 miles
through hitherto unconquered land, the
Alaska-Canada highway stands today a
proud symbol of Yankee daring and guts.
The above picture shows a strip of com-
paratively good terrain which soon will
feel the bite of bulldozers and other mod-
ern equipment as workers finger their way
northward toward the Yukon.
This railroad, a narrow gauge, was termed by Major Egge
as the "richest gold mine in the Yukon." It runs some
80 miles through the wilderness from White Horse to
Skagway. Built in 1897, this span of steel is the one con-
necting link between the two outposts. Freight charges
were $60 a ton. Mining and trapping are chief occupa-
l~b : "" ". ." '" A
.This is Tagish Lake which since creation has stolidly
washed its snow water against banks not viewed by white
man. Today a bridge spans the icy waters. Above is
seen a pontoon ferry used by workers before actually laying
foundations for a bridge. Many of these lakes are be-
lieved by natives to be without bottom. The water is fine,
veterans say, but not for bathing.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, October 21, 1943
COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP
Air Base Area Commander
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity.
published each Friday in the interest of the officers and
enlisted men of Drew Field.
Authority Sec. II, W. D. Circular 55, 1943. under the
supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with
W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated September 7, 1942,
Subject: Publication of Post. Camp and Unit Newspapers
Major Chester K. Delano. Base Special Service Officer
Lt. Joseph H. McGinty. Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in
Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and
"B" Avenues. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone. exten-
DREW FIELD ECHOES receives material supplied by
Camp Newspaper Service, War Department, 205 E. 42 St.,
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(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
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VOLUME 2-NUMBER 33
BROTHER, SHARE A RIDE
During that blissful period before v
"bumming a ride" was largely a coll
ian's means of transportation or a job]
man's means to seeking employ
around the highway's corner.
Today the term, "bumming a ride"
gone to war like all' American traditic
It is now "sharing a ride" and we
mighty happy that a high ranking offi
of Drew has voiced an appeal for mo
ists to share their empty car seats w
There is no better morale tonic ti
wholehearted comradeship between
tourists and soldiers seeking a way to
home or get to town.
Last week we stood at the East G
for several minutes during the afterni
rush and tabulated a few figures wh
support the need for a share-your-car c
Of 100 cars leaving the field during 1
period, approximately 200 soldiers co
have been given lifts' without jeopari
ing the comfort of driver or occupants.
Many drivers had their cars packed
near-illegal capacities, while ot h-
breezed past with room for several of
soldiers standing at the edge of the hi
This lack of consideration was no
violation of officer personnel to a great
degree than enlisted man or civil
Rank apparently has nothing to do w
the driver's willingness to stop and o]
his door. It merely requires a hum;
attitude in a person who is cognizant
the crowded transportation service and
glad to help a fellow soldier.
Picking up a soldier has many cc
pensating values. Not only does it br
a grateful "thank you" from the sold
but it makes the motorists feel as if
is doing a little more toward sharing
life today with men who tomorrow r
be sharing their lives with him--o'
TALES OF FROGS
We of Drew have completed what
considered a very warm summer wh
temperature seemed to make itself at ho
around the 100 mark.
In this issue of the Echoes are seven
pictures and a story telling of the'orde
of the Alcan Highway workers who
their way through 1,650 miles of wild
ness with temperatures often around
60 below mark.
It's just like the frog who lived ir
very hot climate and who one day w
to visit an uncle who lived in a very c
"My, it's cold up here, isn't it?"
visiting frog said.
"Sure is," said the uncle frog. "I
don't you get tired of all that hot weather
Moral to the story is one we can
forget. We have temperatures in Flor
which seem to us unbearable. And a
in other climes such as Alaska, the te
perature bounces so low it should mz
us feel better.
All in all, we're glad to be in Flor
where the winter sun still beams he
And during the summer months we ca
feel too badly.
"Please, oh, please, deliver that
Pfr MM.c FL *
Jrom Our Chap/ain-
icer By CHAPLAIN CARL W. HEWLETT
tor- It must be evident that change is upon us, that the
rith ultimate adjustments are not known to any man, and that a
new order for the ages is upon the horizon. There will be
han fundamental differences of opinion relative to the method
mo- and the speed of change. It is to be regretted that there is
get not, at present, general agreement upon the objective to
be won in the century of change. The Christian world
rate possesses an opportunity and duty unique in its history.
oon In the ethical ideals of Jesus lie objectives phased in gen-
am- It must be re-emphasized that restricted and in some cases abro-
an ideal is meaningless until it gated privileges. Collective own-
Sbecomes real in an act, an act ership, which-expunges the pri-
this wherein a person does a broth- vate rights of former owners, has
uld early deed, an act wherein an in- been voted in certain industries,
diz- stitution created by man serves as witness power and light enter-
man. Justice does .not exist as prices in many municipalities.
an abstraction. It is found in the True enough, a great hue and
Sto fact of enjoying the fruits of cry precedes such change; the
labor, in restraining the grasping privileged involved often control
Srs hand of the exploiter, or the de- sources of information, legislative
the structive blow of the mailed fist. halls, and sometimes the very
courts; but none-the-less the
.gh- Men are not put before things change has occurred, and anyfair-
.simply because a minister pro- minded person who studies the
claims the ideal. True enough, record of the last century in En'g-
t a men must be won to an accept- land and the United States will
water ance of the ideal, and the preacher admit the fact. Whether the fun-
ian. performs a socially necessary damental changes that must fol-
,t service in such teaching. But the low the war can be made peace-
ith technician must find a way to fully, no one knows; but if demo-
pen make the machine serve man, and cratic freedom is maintained, the
ane it is easier said than done. He possibility is at least there.
ane must not allow allegiance to an
of economic doctrine to sabotage uAee e **i -u
i is the machine. W weekly ReligIous
For instance, it is evident that
a .committee of well-intentioned Services Listed
om- employes cannot run a factory. Servi s
'ing It is equally evident that a quali-
fied technician who knows how JEWISH SERVICES: Services
ier, to ruh a factory cannot run it if for all Jewish personnel held in
he he in autocratic ruthlessness Chapel No. 3, 7:15 P.M., Wednes-
his moves the worker to revolt. How day; 8:00 P.M., Friday; 8:30 A.M.,
can the technical direction neces- Saturday.
nay sary be secured, the democratic CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SERV-
ver spirit be maintained, the voice of ICES: Service, 9:15 A.M., Sun-
the worker heard, and the entire day, Chapel No. 1. Conferences,
process be adjusted to the end 4:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M., Monday and
that man's needs be served and Thursday, Chapel No. 1.
those serving in the process be CAMP DESOTO: Sunday, 8:00
glad? Such questions are asked A.M.
we easily. The answer is difficult.
Man himself is unpredictable and PROTESTANT SERVICES:
ere to use an old term, a sinner. Lutheran services, 9:15 Sunday,
)me The Christian is concerned Chapel No. 4. Services, 10:30 Sun-
with the fact of change, the ob- day, all chapels; 7:00 P.M., Sun-
jective of change, the method of day, Chapels 4 and 5. 7:30 P.M.,
'ral change. It is not because he repu- Chapel 3. Chris.ian Service Men's
-als diates the doctrine that the end League, 7:00 P.M., Tuesday,
alsjustifies the means that the Chris- Chapel No. 5. Prayer meeting,
cut tian reject the Communist use of 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, Chapel No.
[er- the war method. It is because he 8. The Forum, 7:30 P.M., Thurs-
he fears the result of the method day, Chapel No. 4. Bible Study
te upon the person who uses it. Here class, 7:00 P.M., Thursday, Chapel
he faces a dilemma. At the mo- No. 5.
n a ment he witnesses the unspeak- CATHOLIC M A S S E S: 7:30
ably ruthless and fiendishly dia- A.M., Sunday, Red Cross Build-
ent bolic attack of the Axis powers ing, Base Hospital; 8:00 A.M.,
old upon the democratic states. Sunday, Chapel No. 2; 9:00 A.M.,
Britain is attacked. The attack- Sunday, Theater No. 3 and Chapel
her's objective is to destroy the No. 2; 11:30 A.M., Sunday, Chapel
the British Empire and the demo- No. 4, 6:30 p.m.; Chapel No. 2,
cratic way of life. This is not dis- Holy Mass each week-day ex-
3ut puted. The attacker's record is be- cept Tuesday and Sunday, 7:00
t fore .the world, and his pledged A.M., Chapel No. 4. Confessions,
r?" word is seen to be meaningless. from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M., and from
not Resistance was the only alterna- 7:30 to 9:00 P.M., Chapels No. 2 &
tive to submission, and submission 4, Masses every day but Wednes-
'ida meant the death of liberty, day, 6:30 P.M., Chapel No. 2.
lso, In the economic sphere, on the
contrary, in those areas that-pos- MS i Meetin
2m- sess democratic freedom, adjust- asoniC Meeting
ak6 ment, even of revolutionary na-
ture, has been and can be achieved John Darling Lodge, F. and
peacefully. The Communist doc- A. M., 610 Madison street, Tampa,
ida trine that no privileged class extends fraternal greetings and
eat. abandons its privileges without welcome to all Mason brothers.
in't recourse to force is not true. An invitation is extended to at-,
Law after law, passed by the tend the weekly Wednesday night
representatives of the people, has meetings.
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.
"Fourteen organizations on the field will have
$1.50 a month Quartermaster Laundry Service,
from MacDill" appeared recently in ECHOES.
The rest of us are going broke paying $6 to $8
per month for laundry service at downtown
establishments which, of course, are marked up
for flush defense workers who make upwards
of $50 a week.
.Soldiers obviously are not in this class, and,
neither do they have the time or money to' make
two or three trips to town to get laundry always
The remark is offered, "Your outfit won't be
on the field long enough to set up the QM
Laundry." Okeh, then let there be an agency on
the field representing a reliable Tampa laundry,
where anyone could drop his laundry or pick
it up, "hot outfit," or not.
This arrangement would, of course, offer GIs
laundry service at a special, low rate, commen-
surate with GI pay; discounted on a scale similar
to PX prices.
Advantages are obvious, are they not? The
author knows over 200 in his outfit alone that
would sing its praises.
Count up the men in the. other outfits without
QM Laundry, and you have a startling figure.
"Powers that be, let's go!"
The Drew Field Echoes
Drew Field,, Tampa Fla.
Thanks to your fine free want ads section
of the Drew Field Echoes, I have made a good
sale on my camera. I want to thank you very
much. My ad is the one which began, "Atten-
tion! Camera Fans. ..."
Please remove the ad, as soon as possible.
The offers are still piling in!
Cpl. Melvin Lipschutz.
Now, I know very well that the Echoes is no
place to'air my heartaches, but due to the num-
ber of gals in khaki who find it necessary to
break dates, 'due to working hours and restric-
tions, I thought perhaps you could use this in
Of course, in my case it really was a broken
date. But then, I'm no glamor boy, and maybe
somebody else was "prettier" than I. After all,
this is a big field. I'm not blaming the WAC-
I just want her to see this in print, so she'll know
I'm clever. Then, next time I succeed in break-
ing down her resistance until she accepts a date,
she won't break it. So, please, Mr. Editor, print
Pfc. Leo "Lovelorn" Shnipkin.
Here's the poem:
We have a gal that does us dirt,
A chicken in a well starched skirt.
She'll travel to the USO,
But not with us, Oh, no, no, no.
OK, my pretty selfish babe,
You'll rue the day you never gave
A date to a G.L whose heart was busted,
And sat in his barracks until it rusted.
But wait until he's mustered out,
And has his choice of damsel.
He'll turn his back upon you WAC,
Who so selfishly said no.
And you, my babe, will be an old maid, just-
Adolf Hitler's Up A Tree
Wondering Where Our Convoys Be-
So Keep Your Secrets Stored Away
And We'll Hang Him From That Tree
DREW FIELD ECHOES,"-HURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
PLENTY TO BURN
THE GOOD AND BAD of recent fire inspections are re-
vealed above. Top picture is what Captain R. W. Godfrey,
Base Fire Marshal, termed "A good fire hazard. One
match on that pile and thousands of dollars in property
could go up in smoke." Fire officials are now making
weekly inspections and responsible personnel leaving haz-
ardous piles of trash as in the top picture will be liable.
The bottom picture is a section of the Sub-Depot. This
warehouse has passed every fire inspection at Drew. "It's
the best dressed building on the post," Captain Godfrey
756th SEWS CHEVRONS
AS PROMOTIONS COME
Promotions and furloughs were in order this week in
the 756th, as the number of men on furlough was increased
Among those leaving for home were T/5 Jesse Gray,
Sgt. Tom Walker, Pvts. Bennie Pence, Bob Lothspeich, Ed-
ward Murphy, Robert Mitchell and T/4 Bloch. Technician
5th grade Wakefield, who also left last week, was way
overdue, and was exceptionally anxious to find out what
it was like to be a soldier-at-home, for a change.
Pvt. James G. Whalen left for
a 30-day stay at home, which
was well-earned by his service
at Oran last year.
Promotions were granted to
Daniel Odom, who became a T/4;
Thomas Walker, ,who became a
sergeant; George L. Johnson and
Elbert Powell, who wear T/5
stripes. Promotions always raise
the hopes of others in the outfit,
and the morale was given a boost
by the action.
A popular officer of the com-
pany departed during the week
when Second Lt. Ragnar J.
Lind (known to more as Jef-
frey Lynn of movie fame) was
transferred to Harrisburg, Pa.,
to attend Army Air Force in-
telligence school there. Lieu-
tenant Lind was one of the
original officers of the com-
pany, and aided its activation
last August. His duties have
been taken over by Second Lt.
Charles 'E. Williams, who is
also an "old-timer" in the
With an increase in personnel,
the activities of the company
have also increased. A varied
program of athletics follows the
calisthenics period each aft-
ernoon. Two volleyball games,
one football game and a baseball
game are held each afternoon,
and every man is given an op-
portunity to participate. Non-
swimmers have begun a course
of instruction at Egypt lake- and
report that they are not only
learning plenty but having a
swell time doing it.
The attendance is large and the
interest great. They have already
uncovered a couple of Johnny
Weismullers in disguise, and the
races are being planned with
gusto. "Buster Crabbe" Rodi has
"Mayor of Walgreen's" is the
title now being held by T/5
Charles Mancuso, and the two
other members of the inseparable
trio, Sgt. Sam Sanker and Sgt.
Bill Pritz, are being mentioned
as possible aldermen, when and
if the election for the honored
posts is ever held. Charlie reigns
supreme in the emporium of
sodas at present. The honor is
granted according to time put in
and, although Sam and Bill have
been trying hard, we hear Char-
lie's title is not in danger.
It seems that Charlie's inter-
est is more than just a craving
for ice cream. "Mayor" Man-
cuso states that "Free sodas for
Sunday nights", is the platform
he will run on, if his post is
contested. We hope it is chal-
lenged, and the mayor will
have to keep his campaign
The "First Lady of Walgreen's,"
Maizie Fisher, will be backing
the "mayor" on any program he
decides to run on. With such
charming support, it is hard to
imagine anything but victory for
the trio's party. Ginger and
Eloise, will, we are sure, lend any
569th SAW Has
2 New Company
Well, here we of the 569th
SAW are again still kicking
and living to see what to-
morrow will bring.
It is with regret that we say
good-bye to two of our best com-
pany commanders, Captain
Charles Bates Jr. of the 2nd Re-
porting Company, and Captain
Wilbert Sullivan, headquarters
and plotting company, who were
transferred to other organizations
recently. Lots of luck to both of
Ably filling their shoes we have
two of the finest officers in the
battalion who have assumed full
command. Lt. Rbbert L. Langan,
headquarters and plotting com-
pany, and Lt. Martin M. Bur-
roughs, 2nd Reporting company.
The month of October is a
good'time for a vacation accord-
ing to F/Sergeant Louis "Tiny"
Vidovich, who is gracing the
beaches of California and F/Sgt.
Edward Wright invading his
home state of Indiana, on their
15-day (no morning reports)
But in their places sit two very
capable and maybe potential first
sergeants, sweating to maintain
the efficiency of their respective
companies. We have none other
than Master Sgt. "Hy" Scilos-
berg, better known as "Gig"
Schlosberg, dishing it out to the
boys of headquarters and plotting
Co. "Hy" claims that he is going
to make soldiers out of the boys
of bust. We shall see.
In the 2nd Reporting Company
we have T/5 Clyde "Killer" Gib-
bons the morning report king,
filling the big gap that F/Sgt.
Vidovich left. T/5 Gibbons has
but one complaint, and that is
why a company clerk does .not
get the same pay as a first ser-
geant after having to do all the
work for him.
Sporting silver bars and happy
looks are Lt. Martin M. Bur-
roughs, Company Commander of
the 2nd Reporting Company, and
Lt. Oscar L. Johnson, Ist Report-
Reports from our canine club
show "Blondie" and family do-
ing nicely while Papa Dagwood
and T/5 Perry, still announcing
it to the rest of the dogs in
Have you seen that mustache
that Lt. Phillip Farrell of the 1st
Reporting Company is sporting?
Be careful lieutenant, there are
talent scouts even in Florida.
A farewell party was held last
week for the alumni of the 569th
and turnout was terrific. The boys
really had a rolling time, and did
justice to the seven kegs.
OUT OF BLOOM
Tech. Sgt. Peter Mascaile, bat-
talion motor sergeant, ind Jover
de luxe, has an unhappy look on
his face since he returned from
furlough. Can it be the shortage
of truck drivers, or can it be? Oh
well, cheer up Peter, some day.
Now that sun glasses are being
given soldiers, this place will look
like a page out of Hollywood.
Seen pacing the floor recently
were Lt. George B. Wrenn with
that far away "Chicago" look in
his eye and Lt. Robert L. Lan-
gan with one eye on the calen-
dar and the other on his train
ticket to Scranton, Pennsyl-
vania. November 1st can't come
Lt. Price has had a great honor
bestowed upon him. He is now
battalion hysterical, pardon me,
historical officer. Quite a volume
he can write.
Gets Soldier's Sympathy
cause her boy friend in the serv-
ice had been complaining about
full field packs, a Denver girl
took a picture of her postman
laden with mail and sent it to the
The GI then wrote this mes-
sage to the postman on the out-
side of his next letter: "I have
the picture of you pinned on the
wall of my tent."
HERE WE GO .. to press .(to press what, and what
needs pressing anyway?)
THE EDITOR is in the midst of his weekly tear, and
yours truly (or am I?) is under the knife again. This week has
been a different one for all of us, and the Chamber of Com-
merce is tearing its (by now) graying crop of dermitician's
THE COLD weather we have been having has sure
played hob with a lot of things. How would you like to be
an orange in weather like this? Come to think of it, it
wouldn't be much fun living the life of the orange in any
FISHING is still good on the Gulf (so say the men who
come home without the fish). The fishing is good, but the fish
just don't want to co-operate. Ah, yes, the fisherman. What a
happy soul. He can spend all evening long (after an unsuccess-
ful day) just dreaming about the one that got away.
Would like to get right friendly" with a supply sgt. in the WAC
(Who wouldn't?) so that I could get one of those sweaters the girls
are issued. They are really nice.
FEELS GOOD out, eh? When you get up in the morning
(middle of the night to me) it sure feels good to have 'to run like
the devil to the nearest heater in order to thaw your feet out
enough to get them in your 100% wool whatever they are. The
only trouble is, the Chamber of Commerce sleeps until about ten
in the AM so that when they get up and see it so cold Boom
down they go to the office and turn all the fancy gadgets
they have to turn, and what do we get? Summer again! The South
S. oh, the glorious, healthful, crazy South! (Got any Kleenex?)
SO YOU'RE KICKIN' again? How many of you GIs get up at
5:45 run outdoors, line up, have the Sgt. (that guy without a
dram of blood in his veins), call' the roll, and then do calisthenics
for a half hour, and then follow that with a snappy half hour of
drill, then line up again and then march back and then get dressed
for chow? How many of you big rugged he-men are doing that
each and every day? You know what? A flock of kids in skirts
are doing that same thing every AM here. They are sometimes
called the Petticoat Brigade, or the Powder Puff Army. They may
have such things as Petticoats (how do I know?) and they certainly
must have a powder piff or two, but let me tell you (you all
. Chamber of Commerce again) that they are rugged, as good
soldiers, and are trying as hard (if not just a little harder than
some) to win this damned war as the big hairy lug who says
"WACs?" or "I'm gonna buy Jap War Bonds." Get hep, fella. They
are doing all right, and they are going to continue to do all right.
Give them a hand once in a while, and you'll see that the boost
you gave will eventuate in a "boot" for the Axis.
DOWN TOWN the other day. The first time in months (it
seems), and stood on my favorite corner and just watched the
people. (Look, on my pay, that's all you can do in Tampa). The
The same soldiers with the same girls draped all over their arms.
Gee, it looks like the devil! How can a guy be all full of military
bearing with a wench on his appendage? (Then the smart guy
who says, "With a wench on your arm, who wants military bear-
ing?") A man in uniform (woman too) looks more like a soldier
without the extra weight of a companion dragging down one's
appearance. (What am I saying?)
EVER BEEN HIT by a Mack truck? I was, or thought that I
had been the other day as I was walking along B Avenue. A car
stopped, and the driver (in uniform) asked me if I wanted a lift!
How do you like that? Maybe this campaign to get the car owners
to co-operate is going to work out all right after all. It sure is O. K.
with the walking GIs. Keep it up.
FEELING HEAT in the buildings (well we have!) these (haven't
you?) mornings sure makes a fella feel good. The only thing is,
that after lunch you feel so dog gonned laz. (Did I say after
READIN' OVER some of the football scores last week. What
has become of the football we used to know? (Am I kiddin?) Just
look at the company roster in most any outfit, and there he is,
the outstanding back last season, or the star passing gent from
East Overshoe University. They are all in the Army (Haven't
you heard?) No kidding tho, it must be rough on a university
coach these days. Imagine lining your outstanding 118-pounder
up against that dashing 119-pounder from Purdue. Terrific! After
the war is won, I'll wager that the brand of football will be a
slight mixture of combat aerial tactics, and the line will be
made up of a flock of former commandoes. Should be fun. (Who
has the iodine?)
THERE IS A GUY on the Base, just returned, who used to live
with me. We shared the same fox hole once. (The fox got smart
and raised the rent, however). (A Tampa fox, no doubt.-Ed.) This
bird is quite a character. He is the essence of youth. How I wish
that I might be like him, but in the newspaper racket (well, some
say it is) you grow old quickly. The exhuberance of this young
lad makes me feel my age, and makes me wish that I didn't. What
a kid. He climbs up the fire ladders to get in at night. (No, we
lock the doors Oh, all right then, they lock us in.) In the morn-
ing, he yells, the roof falls back, and there he is, on the ground.
ALMOST TIME to pay bills again. There is one thing that
always seems to come around on time. No hesitation about the
little envelope with the window in it.
STILL WOULD LIKE TO KNOW who the bright fellow was who
placed an ad in the paper (for me) ... (it said) in which I sup-
posedly said that I would appreciate knowledge of a lipstick remover.
Are they kiddin'? The things some people can think up! (On second
thought, I can dream can't I?)
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
By T/5 JACOB WEIDEN]BAUM
This is the first of a Series of Portraits of the EM in
the 588th Battalion. The relationship of the portrait to the
person described, is not coincidental; all descriptions are
made in a spirit of friendliness and good fellowship and
are entirely devoid of malice.
PORTRAIT No. 1: T/Sgt. Wil-
liam H. Rigler.
Dark, slender, medium height, New Badminton
quiet, efficient, friendly. Easy to
get along with and helpful. Knows Net Cheers Men
administration thoroughly -and
knows the EM who help run other f 4
Headquarters; is Sgt. Major oOf 4th Training
PORTRAIT No. 2: S/Sgt.
Walter S. Williams.
Medium height, slim, blonde,
wears glasses, loads of energy,
constantly rushing, good work-
er, knows administration and
has lots of friends, at Dreiv
Field. Can talk his way through
a brick wall. He fills an im-
portant Post in S-1.
PORTRAIT No. 3: S/Sgt. Julian
Tall,'dark and handsome, black
shining hair, neat and always well
shaven, pleasant and friendly:
good receptionist and fills his job
as Sergeant Major of this Head-
PORTRAIT No. 4: S/Sgt. Wal-
lace N. Moses.
Tall, lean, healthy looking, neat,
precise in speech and manner,
quiet and friendly. Looks like an
ascetic New Englander but hails
from Florida. Is very proud of his
smile which discloses fine, white
PORTRAIT No. 5: Sgt. Fred-
erick E. Gromet.
Good height, broad shoulders,
dark in typical Ronald Colman
fashion, reliable, intelligent
with a friendly smile which is
genuine. He is Major Domo of
the Filing Dept.
PORTRAIT No. 6: T/5 AL D.
Medium height, chunky and
blonde, bubbling with energy and
talk, loves an argument (he calls
them "discussions") and is usually
the Life of the Party. He is well
liked and fills a spot in the School
Section of S-1.
PORTRAIT No. 7: Pfc. Timothy
P. J. Donovan.
.Tall, well rounded, looks and is
well fed and genial, full face, fine
teeth, nice sedate smile, precise
to the nth degree. Handles his job
in the School Section of S-1 in
competent fashion and is accom-
modating. Loves ties and would
wear them all the time; is very
happy that the cooler weather
gives him an excuse to wear one
PORTRAIT No. 8: Sgt. Frank
Short, peppy, likeable, up-
standing hair as a background
for a friendly face; best dancer
at Headquarters and prepared to
defend his title against all com-
ers. Efficient speaker and
doubly efficient at double talk.
He is Message Center Chief at
That is all for the time being.
There will be more. We have had
some promotions among the first
three graders and these will be
given in detail in the next Issue
of Echoes; also, several promo-
tions of EM will be given.
By EDWARD J. CARLIN.JR.
What with the acquisition of a
new 4th Training badminton net
by the Muscular Dept. (Lt. Hal-
stead, T/4 Wilson, Sgt. Babbling
Brooks) we imagine those shahp
New York pigeons who came
south for the winter (well, lookit
the thermometer) will run into
Quiet eves being the order of
the day-or, eve-cash games of
the higher bracket sort are now
taking place of bull sessions in
ye Msg. Cntr ....with York, the
ices man, packing away rolls of
40 centavos or more to the I
chagrin of "I'm a Married Man"
Szymanowicz who dropped a cou-
ple, only to pick up the grand sum
of two coppers.
The S-4 canteen, headed by
"Ain't My Profile Keen" (his ro-
mance is cleared up, too, now)
Sorensen and "Gigged Again Imm,
dispenses with "cawfee" and do-
nuts every morn What with
the drop in temperature, biz has
hit an all-time you know what.
.. It is difficult nudging the bars
outa the way to get yer share, tho.
Top feature .of the last week
was the 4th Tng. party that wuz
really a white-tie affair in all as-
pects Ninety-count 'em-90
gals, plenty of free eats (get away
from that coke, yardbirds!), a
smash hot combo band, prizes of
five bucks being thrown .away,
and sundry things and stuff made
possible the best fracas seen in
these parts for eons Gleefully
ignoring court-martials, y.b. after
y.b. tagged the various occifers
while the band played on.
Skoda, Messerschmitt and vari-
ous other war factories around the
Third Reich have prayed for
upped production 400 per cent due
to the advent of Brain Becker,
Mail Marsh No. 2 into the Avia-
tion Cadet ranks. ... Further mail
from the 4th Tng. Mail Dept.
shows the much-publicized (lucky,
lucky fellow!) MM No. 1 Butler,
from "Vahginia," to have con-
tinued operations on the previous
scale, tho ceiling is zero and vis-
WAACS HELP OUT
FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga.-
(INS)-Fliers. at Lovell air field
near the Third WAAC training
center long for those pies like
Mom used to bake for them. So
the neighborly WAACs lent a
hand and now the fliers are get-
ting the pies. The WAACs? Well,
the boys never fail to look under
the crust, for sometimes a note
is included. After all, although
the way to a man's heart may
be through his stomach, no one
will deny it helps for him to.
have the name and address.
"You con always tel when Thompson has had one too many"
Woman-fashion, the WACs
are still getting settled in
their new abode. Squabbles
over beds and mattresses
(wish you could have seen
Pfc. "Becky" Beckner, just
back from furlough, demand-
ing her mattress from a most
distressed Corporal Binns!)
still keep the air far from
Femininity, that strange
quality which makes S/Sgt.
Jeannie Jurgens fluff out her
curls above her green fa-
tigues, and Stella Baker wear
a pretty hanky in the pocket
of her on-the-line suit, makes
for funny situations in a GI com-
pany. Just the other day, Pfc.
Mildred Swearngin donned her
blue demin zoot-suit (prisoner-
style) for an afternoon of scrub-
Someone just returning from a
wedding breezed by, wearing a
bee-ootiful corsage. Millie, al-
ways a push-over for a posy,
paused in her tasks 'n' sniffed
happily. The gal who had owned
the corsage, in a fit of generosity,
handed it over to Millie, who
promptly planted it on her shoul-
der. A couple of hours later,
WACs returning from work
stopped to hoot loudly.
There was Millie, hair string-
ing in her eyes, dust and per-
spiration threading down her
neck, scurbbing away on all
fours, while the fragrant cor-
sage bobbed happily from the
shoulder of her grimy fatigues.
Wonder if that would come
under the WACs' cardinal rule:
"Never stop being a woman?"
We still want to know just
what beverage, short of a Mickey
Finn, could have had Cpl. Molly
Adams sitting so placidly on a
curbstone last Saturday eve? Or
are they exaggerating, Molly? At
any rate, we're sorry we missed itl
T'other day, we picked up the
telephone, 'n' a nice masculine in-
quired, "Is Corporal Taylor
there?" Yes, we answered, "They
are. WHICH Corporal Taylor
would you like to speak to?"
THREE OF A KIND
A little perplexed, he replied,
"The WAC Corporal Taylor, of
We repeated sweetly, "WHICH
WAC Corporal Taylor?"
"Whadya mean, which Corporal
Taylor?" he roared.
"Well," we soothed, "there are
two WAC Corporal Taylors here,
and one in the building next door
We're sorry, but that's how it-is."
Sighing the rasping voice an-
swered, "That's all right, Private
Just. tell Lora I'll call her to-
A little mix-up has to be ex-
pected, with three Corporal
Taylors in one detachment.
"Liz" and Lora, together since
their basic training days, even
look just enough alike so that
people are constantly in a fog
about them. Now, with coming
of a new group of WACs to
Drew, we have Judy Taylor,
also sporting two stripes, 'n'
moving right into Lora's office.
P. S. Boys, all three of them
are pretty, too.
Tsk, Maxfield. What ever made
you think that innocent, ques-
tioning expression could get you
your mail at 10 p.m. the other
night? Or was the letter yol
were looking for so important
you just couldn't wait until morn-
Corporal Natalie Rappapor
(Wood's) sudden interest in the
mess hall is not without studied
scheming. Now that she and he
new groom have moved into
little lovenest somewhere off the
Post, Natalie is beset with th
cooking problem. As if time wer
not scarce enough, Natalie'
knowledge of cooking include
little more than experience ii
69's Band Plays
At Dance Given
EM By Officers
By S/GT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
Well, the Medics have done it again-something dif-
ferent has been presented at Drew Field. This time it was
in the nature of a novel dance at the Red Cross Auditorium,
Station Hospital, with the commissioned officers playing
host to the enlisted personnel.
It did seem a bit odd to see the lieutenants (nurses,
as well as male officers) waiting on tables and doing K. P.,
but the idea caught on quicklyT(.
Esp t De C s and the enlisted men were not at \
EspriftDe Corps all timid about giving their su-
periors a run for their money that
Aided by Sports evening.
GETLIN IS MC
In 3d Signal FC Special Services rounded up the
g entertainment for the floor show
By PFC. ROY B. MYERS -Pfc. Jules .Getlin proved to be
Esprit de corps has been stimu- an able and well received master
lated among our men of the Signal of ceremonies. Sgt. Gordon
Company 3d FC since we inau- Booth's orchestra of 69'ers played
gurated intersectional competitive for the dancers.
sports such as softball and basket- Pfc. "Pops" Nailor -threatens
ball. The Radio section seems to to sue for libel unless a cor-
be in the lead up to this date; they
alone remain undefeated. reaction is made on last week's
Our company area is being ."Man of the Hour" story-he
made very attractive and soon will is the father of three kids in-
resemble a college campus. stead of four. "Pops" is a very
T/5 "Whitey" Reiling, who can stead oour pss a very
fix a radid as easily as a fish can energetic sort of individual, es-
swim, is in the station hospital specially during the band's phy-
with the grippe. We hope sical training periods, and he
"Whitey" gets better-but quick
Ken Krause returned from fur- sets the pace for our would-be
lough and he is happy to be back athletes (youngsters in their
to his home in the Army. mere twenties and thirties;
Cpl:A. A. Johnson is taking in therefore, is it any wonder that
washing and ironing to earn a
living; he is one of the few re- he was mistaken for his own
mining fellows who doesn't work son? Now, are you satisfied,
in the PX. Pops; or do you prefer the
"Chief" Black Owl has gone on raer trie retraon bsed o
furlough to the Indian reservation rather trite retraction based on
in South Dakota before the place "typographical error?"
becomes snow-bound for the win- When Pvt. Elmer Logsdon re-
ter. turned from his recent furlough,
Every evening finds PX number he brought the Mrs. hack from
1 full of 3rdFighter fellows. Even Texas however, he hasn't seen
though we have to walk pretty farower, he asn seen
to get to this friendly spot, most much of her thes ast week Due
of us have been doing business to previous "commitments," El-
there for over two years with our mer has himself ensnarled in a
old friends-and new ones. 24 hours per day schedule-come
Thursday, and Elmer will be a
1873 i r "bird-on-the-wing" again (that's
18734dEngineers the day his "contract" expires).
TO PLAY QM
Take To Range Riddle of the Week: .How will
the 69'ers fare in the Drew Field
For High Scores Touch-Football league? T/Sgt.
Ellie Eaton and Sgt. Harry (Mos-
Co. "A" men of the 1873d quito) Ferris are readying a team
fired on the rifle range this week which promises to make no
and they did very well. They promises. Pvt. Bob Budnik be-
showed very much enthusiasm came the squad's first casualty-
and spirit in tryiAg to attain a even before the team played any
high score. games-when Big Bob Ludwig
As a reward to some of the tramped on Little Bob's big toe.
fellows who really showed spirit Here's hoping the toe mends by
aid enthusiasm in firing (also at- the time the band plays the 903d
Staining a good score) were given Quartermaster gang for the open-
three-day passes and also one ing game (Oct. 22).
furlough was given to S/Sgt. Since four-fifths of the "Smoky
Lewie Holmes who said he had City Five" is holding sway at the
very good intentions of. getting Drew Field Officers' club on Sun-
married, so his fellow N.C.O.'s day afternoon, Sgt. Woody Har-
can probably count on some wick has become the Maestro of
cigars in about 10 days. the Dixieland Dance Combo fea-
Pfc. Jesse McDaniel was given tured at the YMHA on Sunday
a three-day pass. Here's a tip nights. Woody, would you take
too, the man to fire the best the trouble to make Cpl. Don
score receives a prize of $5. Other Stockwell into a jazz fiddler so
prizes will be given in the pla- that he'll be ready to sub for
toons. Pfc. Del Purga the next time Del
goes on furlough (1944 or 1945)?
A N K W IZ Sgt. Jerry Sedlak-has tem-
SK W pered "Art for Art's sake" with
a bit of commercialism. Jerry
By BOB HAWK has turned his talent to de-
1. In crossing the International signing some original Christmas
Date line going from east to west, cards, and if you want to favor
do you gain a day or lose a day? your friends with a distinctive
2. Does the ordinary bath card, you had better place your
sponge originate in the animal, order early. (Jerry, this "plug"
vegetable or mineral kingdom? ought to rate half-price on my
3. What state produces more order).
apples than any other?
S4. If every normal adult had Armed with the authority of a
u his full complement of teeth, give furlough, two more illustrious
u within two the number of teeth 69'ers are now exercising their
r he would have. wanderlust: Pfc. "Jim" Crow is
t 5. Can rainbows be caused by headed for Denver, Colo., while
moonlight as well as sunlight? Pvt. Ed Shult is on his way to
6. Is ebony always black? Hudson, N. Y. Wonder if they'll
t 7. Is it the consensus of most be able to figure out which is
e automobile, experts that cars run the greater distance, the way out
d better at night or in the day? or the way back, and why?
r 8. The first actor to win the Pfc. Gus DeRidder is a changed
a Academy Award received it for man since the rare book on dogs,
e his work in "The Way of All for which he has been waiting for
e Flesh." Who was the actor? months, arrived. Now, for a
e 9. From whom did Joe Louis nominal fee, Gus will be able to
s win his heavyweight title? give Pfc. Bunnie Cassell of the
s 10. Which is older, the Ameri- "Echoes" staff some highly au-
n can league or the National league? thoritative advice on the mutt
(Answers on Page 11) she recently acquired.
DREW FIELD ECHOES,THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
5 SAW Camouflage Unit
After three weeks of re-
duced classes because of the
shortage of student material
and instructors, the Fifth
Training Battalion Camou- '
flage School is again ready
to step out.
Three types of courses are
now offered by the school.
Each is designed to fit the
streamlined needs of particu-
The "A" course is a gen-
eral coverage of theory and.
methods of camouflage. The
student who successfully
completes this course is ex-
pected to be able to direct camou-
flage in a platoon or team.
The "B" course, a streamlined
version of "A" is for use with
men who are expected to be
thinking mostly in-terms of in-
dividual concealment and camou-
flaging of small caliber rapid fire .
weapons. They also get a brief 1 .
outline of camouflage of supply
dumps and equipment hiding. ..
The "C" course is for men with
only two days to spare for camou- COL. JAMES F. McGRAW,
flage training. It covers the bare Fifth Training Bn., (left) acc
essentials and most of the time Lt. Col. Roy .T. Richards, con
is devoted to practical work\with per n
theory held to a minimum. Signal AW Bn. Operation of
A week in school with the over to the Fifth Training Br
embryo camoufluer gives as Maj. Ivan Bradford, 573d exe
varied experiencesas theschool E. Colvin, supervisor of the
authorities can devise. To begin rear of the officers is an exce
with, the lads arrive on Mon- A semi-permanent drape net
day morning and are greeted
by a demonstration lecture in snags and other dummies to in-
which they are made familiar sure peaceful night guarding
with the construction.of exist- somewhere in the future when
ing installations in the area. the my is at the doorstep of
They are then gathered to-
gether under an open-air school HOW, WHEN.
room, which is a standard 35 by Tuesday dawns with a test on
35 flat top with wooden benches Monday's teaching, and in double
for seating and some burlap be- time the tactics of operational
decked teaching devices surround- camouflage come right off the
ing them. They fill out some ad- belt, followed by field work where
ministrative forms and immedi- the barb is taken out of barbed
ately swing into belt line process wire for commando minded stu-
of learning camouflage. stu- dents. He learns how, when and
dious looking sergeant with a where to put it up and how to
teaching background and some make it a surprise for the enemy.
degrees tacked onto his name He learns how to gallop through
gives .out with a history of cam- it himself and where to look
ouflage, starting with Eve and for it.
the fig leaf. With bits of humor Tuesday afternoon is devoted
adroitly woven in, he carries the to teaching tricks about teaching.
newcomers through the wars to These follow standard Army pro-
the present conflict. c e d u r e, yet comprehensively
C R EMPHA D gather together certain variations
COLOR EMPHASIZED that hold -attention.
The camouflage rookies then
are inducted into the mysteries Team training in camouflage
of disruptive painting via a dem- comes next, as the students get
onstration which emphasizes color the over-under of net folding
orientation, and whip the 36x44 over a
truck in two and a half min-
The afternoon"opens with an utes. They get the hang of
illustrated theory lecture on the hanging the drape as irregular-
principles of camouflage, with ly as possible and at the same
stress on texturing. time blanking out voids and
Size, shape and shadow char- curtaining reflective surfaces.
acteristics come in for their
share of comment in a later Decoy and dummy construction
class, try out the muscles on Wednes-
day, after the morning test on
Penknives or TL 29's come into Tuesday's work. Cantilevers,
use in the early afternoon and swing-a-ways, orange peels, slide-
the shavings fly as the fast travel- a-ways, hasty embrazures and
ing student carves out his own kick-a-ways peel off in rapid suc-
needle for net-making and learns cession before the student's pen-
the intricacies of the single sheet cil-tickled notebook sketchings
bend. He just about gets the mingle with spoor, spoil and scar
knack .when he is shifted to a in his nomenclature.
class in face painting, fatigue
uniform painting, cape painting, PRACTICAL PROBLEM
and winds up his afternoon at Friday is problem day. Small
1600 with chicken wire in his groups are charged with the re-
hands, shaping out rocks, sfumps, sponsibility of doing certain tasks
commanding officer of the
epts camouflage school from
imanding officer of the 573d
the school was recently turned
n. To Col. Richards' left are
ecutive officer, and Lt. Harold
school. Fifteen paces to the
eIlent example of camouflage.
hides a ton and a half truck.
as their share for a practical work
grade. Some dig into foxholes-and
grab a few tufts of texturing ma-
terials and plop out of sight.
Others get a few simulated bar-
rels and boxes to slip out of vis-
ion, while still others hop to with
bits of burlap, sticks, vire and
whatnot to come up with realistic
installations to attract either lots
of attention or appear as inno-
cent as a GI smile to a lovelorn
Saturday is the big day. The
early morning hours are taken up
with the rush of getting the area
in shape for the 10 o'clock dem-
onstration, which usually is well
The lads put on a show worthy
of Earl Carroll, as they provide
-onlookers with nothing to see
*until they are ready to spring
the old gag-there he isn't and
there he is.
4TH AW TERRIFIC TEN
GETS DOUBLE VICTORY
By PVT. EDWARD J. CARLIN, Jr.
Lieutenant E. P. Dee's 5th Training Bn. officer's soft"
ball team should stick to situp records rather than softball
ball team should stick to situp records rather than softball,
judging by the defeat thqy received last Saturday morning
The score was 9-1, but the de-
feat was even worse than the the hands of the Terrific Ten
score indicated, as the winners this year.
hit and :cored at will. T nthi T ,,-ifi;
Lieutenant Prouty, playing his
farewell game with the 4th, led
the Terrific Ten with a home run,
and scored two other runs after
a hit and a fielder's choice. Lieu-
tenant Heckert had two hits, and
Lieuts. Eastman and Albrecht had
long doubles to share the hitting
Hitting on the losers' side was
feeble as their play in the field,
and hits were tallied only by
Moore, Miller and Williams.
One run was scored by Mr.
Sappington on a bunt by Lieut.
Williams. The lone marker
came in the sixth inning, and
was made by a player loaned
to the 5th foi the day.
In all departments the victors
were supreme, and the light was
all in favor of the Terrific Ten.
Especially was this true in the
batteries, with Lieut. Phillips
handling the 5th with little trou-
ble, and his running mate, Lieut.
"Pappy" Eastman caught a su-
perb game behind the plate. This
was the third loss for the 5th at
softballers took a crack at the
club representing the officers of
the 551st Battalion in Swamp 13
and emerged the victor by a land-
slide tally of 19-2..
Colonel LeFevre's gang could
not connect at all, except in the
fifth inning, when they gar-
nered their lone two runs.
Lieutenant Prouty's Piledrivers
pushed in markers in the first
six innings, with the exception
of the fourth, the scoring read-
ing as follows: Two in the first,
3, 2 none, 8 in the fifth and 4
in the sixth.
The victors played airtight ball
in the field, and Lieutenant Phil-
lips held his opponents to three
The losers tried three different
pitchers with the same results
each time. This game Was the
eighth for- the 4th's Officers with
only a single loss by one run to
mar the record. Other highlight
was the catching of Lt. "Pappy"
Eastman who retrieved fouls with
the agility of an Irish setter. Lt.
Col. LeFevre was also brilliant
in his second-base playing.
CAMP DESOTO CATS
GET HEP OVER SHOW
CPL. FREDERICK F. DAVIS
If you cats were at the opening of the theater Wednes-
day night, I'm sure you had a fine time. The program ar-
ranged by S/Sgt. Alvin Downing was really in there, and
I do not believe that it could be topped. How about it,
George Cooper, and his band from St. Petersburg were
the headliners of the program. Cooper, featuring a sax
player who could blow the Satan out of that horn, and a
trumpet player, who was togged
to a tee, and play like bthe band was strictly some solid
"Hawk." senders. We hope to hear them
The trumpet player strutted his again some time in the near
stuff in the song, "Don't Cry t the near
Baby," featuring the male vocal- future.
ist. Now in "Big Fat -Mama," Music was not the only thing
that sax really fell into port. heard that night. Little Leo
When hell started to blow that Carter did some frantic tap
horn, the crowd was howling like
a group of frantic hepcats (which dancing and two frantic people
they were). put down one of the hardest
For a group of 'teen age Boogie, I've ever seen.
youngsters, George Cooper's When the girl fell back to let
VETERAN OF TUNISIA
NOW HERE WITH 46TH
A soft-spoken Southerner ar-
rived at Drew Field last week
with the 46th Bomb Group. He's
Deputy Group Commander of the
light bombardment outfit that is
currently filling the skies with
Colonel De Shazo joined the
46th at Will Rogers Field upon
returning from overseas. At the
Deputy C. 0. put it, he took a
"little trip" and during the so-
journ spent nine months in North
Africa when North Africa was
really "hot." i
Colonel De Shazo, who was
born in Leeds, Ala., and who
studied at the University of Ala-
bama, was very reticent about dis-
518th CO Knows War
By S/SGT. R. E. ST. PETER and will lead you right to a
Captain Keenan Barber, new CO of the 518th Fighter squadron of M E 109s. The Ger-
Bomber Squadron, can speak about the aerial war in Europe mans never force themselves into
with scores of adventures to back him up. battle unless the odds are heavily
with scores of adventuresin their favor. However, they
The captain was on the scene when the Commandoes will fight tenouously when their
struck Dieppe. In August, 1942, his squadron participated backs are against the wall."
in flights over the English Chan- THEN TO DREW
nel and Nazi occupied territory; In June of 1942, he left for Captain Barber returned to the
and later in Africa he participated England. On his arrival in Eng- United States because of an in-
in 53 missions totaling 100 com- land Captain Barber was as- jury received while in the field
bat hours, signed to the Eight Air Force in of operations. He was assigned
SINCE 1941 a Squadron of the famous Eng- to the 54th Fighter Bomber
Captain Barber received his lish Spitfire outfit. Group, as Flight Commander un-
The Captain states. "The Ger- til he was transferred to the 408th
commission in July of 1941. His man pilots never fail to capitalize Fighter Bomber Squadron, and
first assignment was with the 31st on our mistakes. For instance, then became Commanding Officer
Fighter Group which was sta- they try to lure our pilots into of the 518th Fighter Bomber
tioned at Sulfridge Field, Mich. a game of "you chase me buddy," Squadron.
cussing the action overseas. He
exIressed it very simply.
"Nothing to it. You go over,
do your work, get shot at, and
shoot at them. That's all there
is to it."
He admitted that the fighting
had been very "rough" and ex-
pressed pride in his outfit over-
seas in the Tunisian campaign.
Colonel De Shazo majored in
civil engineering and later re-
ceived a commission in the engi-
neer corps. For a while he was
stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va.
However, in 1937 he decided that
life on the ground was rather un-
exciting, so he gave up his com-
mission in the engineers to be-
come a flying cadet in the Air
Graduating in 1938, Colonel De
Shazo went to March Field, Cal.,
McCord Field, Wash., and Ham-
mer Field, and was assigned to
flying coastal patrols in the Pa-
cific coast area. After this work
Colonel De Shazo came to Will
Rogers Field, Okla., where he got
his first taste of light bombard-
ment flying with A-20's.
F-om Will Rogers the Carolina
Maneuvers were next on the itin-
erary and, after thorough train-
ing, the fliers took their "little
trip." They flew their A-20's to
England and from England to
After the successful comple-
tion of the Tunisian Campaign,
Colonel De Shazo returned to Will
Rogers Field in the heart of the
United States. From Will Rogers
he came to Drew Field with the
the dew drop in, the crowd went
crazy. Man they had the cats
as wild as they could get. For
a moment I thought I was back
in New York, romping at the
Savoy ballroom. I've seen some
of the best do the Boogie, but
these Floridians have them beat,
they are tops in my book.
By the way, I just remem-
bered something. Leo Carter,
besides being a tap dancer is
also a very good singer. He
has been dancing and singing
at the Officers' Club lately.
Say fellows. What's this I've
been hearing about going out on
the rifle range on the 24th of the
month? If it is true, we are in
for some rough work. I wonder
how many of us are going to
come back just as we left, in one
piece. Those M-1903 they tell
me will knock your joints apart
if you do not hold them correctly.
Oh, well, we will soon find out
just how much we have learned
in the past few weeks. I wonder
who will be high scorer? I do
not mean you Pfc. Simpson. If
you do not make at least 99 per
cent of your shots, we will dis-
own you. What about it gang.
WIVES HUNT 'SOLDIERS
At least four soldiers who al-
legedly left their brides at the
altar shortly after the ceremonies
and who apparently gave fictici-
ous names and addresses, are be-
ing sought by Mahoning county
authorities. Officials said that in
some cases the girls only were
acquainted with their husbands a
month and that in all four cases,
the grooms deserted a short time
after the ceremony and have not
been heard from since.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THUI
Florida West Coast Entertainment 'Tops
PLENTY OUTDOOR fun is to be had right here in Tampa.
Here a Drew Field GI and his girl friend enjoy bicycling
in the beautiful Bayshore section. The wheels were rented.
TARPON SPRINGS, easily reached by bus, offers much to
the visitors. In addition to the colorful sponge markets,
quaint shops and restaurants, the Greek colony offers
interesting art collections. A soldier and his date listen
to a description of some of the 11 paintings of George
Inness Jr., outstanding American landscape artist, which
hang in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Universalist.
FISHING is always fun, even when you don't catch a fish.
And it's especially fun when you have a companion like
Pearl Foster, of the Post Engineer's Office. They're on
Butler lake, near Tarpon Springs.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS, Nos. 1 and 4
Thursday, October 21-"Doctor Gillespie's Criminal Case," Lionel
Barrymore, Van John, Keye Luke; Vodvil film; Madcap Models.
Friday, October 22-"Adventures of Tartu," Robert Donat, Val-
erie Hobson; RKO Pathe News.
Saturday, October 23-"Yankee Doodle Dandy,"James Cagney,
Joan Leslie, Walter Huston; RKO Pathe News.
Sunday, October 24-"Dangerous Blondes," Edmund Lowe, Allyn
Joslyn, Evelyn Keyes; Hit Tune Serenade; Color cartoon..
Monday, October 25-"Top Man," Donald O'Connon, Susanna
Foster, Richard Dix, Count Basie and Band; Football Thrills of 1942;
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 26 and 27-"Corvette K-225,"
Randolph Scott, Noah Beery Jr., Andy Devine; Army-Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO Pathe News.
Thursday, October 28-"Hi Ya, Sailor," Donald Woods, Elyse
Knox, Eddie Quillan; 'Texas Kid," Johnny Mack Brown, Ray-
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos 2 and 3
Thursday, October 21-"Yankee Doodle Dandy," James Cagney,
Joan Leslie, Walter Huston; RKO Pathe News.
Friday, October 22-"Dangerous Blondes," Edmund Lowe, Allyn
Joslyn, Evelyne Keyes; Hit Tune Serenade; Color cartoon.
Saturday, October 23-"Top Man," Donald O'Connor, Susanna
Foster, Richard Dix, Count Basie and Band; Football Thrills of 1942;
Sunday and Monday, October 24 and 25-"Corvette K-225,"
Randolph Scott, Noah Beery Jr., Andy Devine; Army-Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO Pathe News.
Tuesday, October 26-"Hi, Ya, Sailor," Donald Woods, Elyse
Knox, Eddie Quillan; 'Texas Kid," Johnny Mack Brown, Ray-
Wednesday and Thursday, October 27 and 28-"Girl Crazy,"
,Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra;
RKO Pathe News; March of Time.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATER -No. 7 (Colored)
Thursday and Friday, October 21 and 22-"Best Foot For-
ward," Lucille Ball, Virginia Weidler, Harry James Orch; Walt Dis-
ney cartoon; RKO Pathe News.
Saturday, October 23-"Keeper of the Flame," Spencer Tracy,
Katherine Hepburn; Ozzie Nelson and Orchestra.
Sunday and Monday, October 24 and 25-"Johnny Come Lately,"
James Cagney, Grace George, Marjorie Main; RKO Pathe News;
Tuesday, October 26-"The Kansan," Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt;
The Three Stooges; Looney Tunes.
Wednesday, October 27-"Hi,Ya, Sailor," Donald Woods, Elysde
Knox, Eddie Quillan; "Texas Kid," Johnny Mack Brown, Ray-
Thursday and Friday, October 28 and 29-"Winter Time," Sonia
Henie, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero, Woody Herman and Band; "Young
and Beautiful"; RKO Pathe News.
Information for Service Men and Women, guest cards, etc., at
the Recreation Office, Defense Building, Fifth street and Second
avenue north. Phone 4755.
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 instruction
PIER CENTER, Municipal Pier. Informal dancing, every night.
Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance instruction
U S 0 CLUB, 433 Third street south. Writing room, pool, games,
mailing service, sewing service, stationery, shaving service, etc.
FRIDAY, October 22
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Special Party Dance Orchestra, P I E R
7:30 p.rd.- 9:00 p.m. The Music Hour. Listen to your favorite
recording. USO CLUB.
SATURDAY, October 23
1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Listen to your favorite football game. USO
7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Games, pool, ping-pong, checkers. USO CLUB.
8:00 p.m.-ll:00 p.m. Dance at Pier.
SUNDAY, October 24
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Coffee Hour, Sunday papers. HOME CENTER.
10:00 a.m.- LO00 p.m. Sunday morning leisure hour. USO CLUB.
2:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tea Dance. Orchestra. USO CLUB.
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Canteen Supper. HOME CENTER.
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Snack Supper. USO CLUB.
7:00 p.m. Informal Dancing. USO CLUB.
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Informal Dancing. USO CLUB.
MONDAY, October 25
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Informal Dancing. USO CLUB.
ping-pong, Lucky Star, ring toss, quoits, etc.
7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p;m. Dance instruction, Ralph Case, instructor.
Learn the latest dance steps and dances.
8:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Informal Dancing. USO CLUB.
TUESDAY, October 26
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Informal Dancing. Games. PIER CENTER.
WEDNESDAY, October 27
12 o'clock noon WIVES CLUB-Luncheon. Detroit hotel.
Wives of all .enlisted men cordially invited.
7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Bingo-Prizes-Lots of fun. Service Men's
wives invited. USO CLUB.
THURSDAY, October 28
7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Games and Informal Dancing. PIER CENTER.
8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dance, Mississippi Night. Dick Spencer's
orchestra. (Long distance telephone call to
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.
Co. A Dogfaces
On Beam, They
By Cpl. Eugene G. Horton
Is it a falling star? A
rocket? No! It is Super
Schultz of Co. A, 4th SAW
Bn. Yes, that is the
adventure "character." ) ie
4th Bn.'s own Sgt. Schultz,
also known as S. S. S.
(Those three letters have
endless possibilities, by the
"I'm forever blowing bub-
bles, pretty bubbles in the
air," is more than a song of
bygone days to Cpl. Ortega.
It reminds him of a weekend
notlong past-soldiers drink-
ing champagne. Some class,
what? It seems things got
out of control though when
a bottle of "bad" champagne
burst in S/Sgt. Van Fossen's
hand while he was riding a
As the occupants wiped foam
out of their eyes, someone was
heard to mutter, "What is this, a
And through it all Van Fossen
sat with the neck of the bottle
in his hand, as innocent as a new-
GIRLS SAY GOOD-BY
Well, the other day a group of
"real guys" left us for destina-
tions unknown. The rest of us
fellows really hated to see them
go, and wish them all the luck
in the world wherever they end
They did get.some consolation
though. The girls from the Hq.
mere saw them off at the train..
Tender good-bys see what I
mean? Add for the record: Sgt.
Tubbs' message to Wilma Mc-
Mullen, via a friend, and *M iss
McMullen's statement, "Why b
didn't he tell me that before he ;
Congrats to Mr. Cuesta, Lt.
Hedden, Pvts. Carlon and West-
lake, Lt. "Little Joe" Thorton, the
orchestra, and all others respon-
sible for the swell party at Rec
Hall 2 Thursday night. Everyone
who attended agreed that it was
the top "shindig" of the party
season. Sgts. Weimer and Causey
and T/5 Butler seemed to be do-
ing all right by themselves.
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 1P.M.-
WDAE-"Music, Mirth and Mad--
Saturday, 7:30 P.M.-WFLA-
"Wings and Flashes."
Friday, Oct. 22, 8:15 p.m.-Lu
Saturday, Oct. 23, 8:15 p.m.-
Sunday, Oct. 24, 8:15 p.m.-A
Monday, Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m.-I-E
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 9:00 p.m.-]
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 28, 8:30 p.m.-
Friday, Oct. 22, 8:15 p.m.-D
Saturday, Oct. 23, 8:30 p.m.-1
Sunday, Oct. 24, 8:30 p.m.-V
Monday, Oct. 25, 8:15 p.m.--
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 8:15 p.m.--(
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 8:15 p.m
rAVu cmn i
SDAY. OCTOBER 21, 1943
As Drew Soldiers Flock To Best Resorts
(Continued from Page 1)
on the role of an American
fighting for his country, and
AW in combat.
Beginning today, Signal com-
panies will attend the GI Quiz
:program which consists of 90
minutes of facts-for-fun com-
These Quiz shows are scheduled
Eor" cified outfits and will be
pfe. Jed during the entire orien-
Boiled down, the subjects con-
sidered in the course are "Knqw
'hy We Fight;" "Know the
Enemy;" "Know Our Allies;"
"Know and Have Pride in Out-
fit;" "Know the News and 'Its
A mimeograph sheet giving
"News while it is news," is being
circulated to all Signal Corps
units with which soldiers will be
encouraged to trace the day's
events and thereby obtain a clear
picture of our global war:
SGeneral Sherrill released yes-
terday the following -tatement
pertaining to the orientation
"The American soldier caii and
will be a better fighter if he un-
derstands the reason for fighting.
While commanding the Western
Signal Corps Training Center, we
performed to a very high degree
thiL task with a series of lectures
and demonstrations designed to
keep trainees abreast of the de-
trelopment of the war and inform
them of events leading to the war.
"This program, carried out in
compliance with the War De-
partment, convinced me that the
American soldier is eager for
this type of information. Tech.
Sergeant Friendly had much to
do with the development of the
successful program and his ex-
perience there has made it pos-
sible for him to develop a sim-
Silar program here."
General Sherrill expressed con-
viction that the program -would
clear up many doubts in the minds
of soldiers and also give them a
logical background for planning
the peace after the war has been
i*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
;.i-':4 .......... E-lst & Ave. L
~i ;!'5 ............ Camp DeSoto*
SNo. 6 .............. Plant Field
No. 8 ........ .. 4th & Ave. L
*No. 9 ......... Hosp. Area-B-10
*No. 10 ........... 1st & Ave. J
*No. 11 ..........2nd & Ave. M.
No. 12 ............. Flight Line
I No. 15 ............ WAC Area
3rd F. C. ........ 3 F. C. Hq.
: Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence
*--Branches with Soda Fountains
or Beer Gardens.
ILDING No. 1
W. Melody Hour.
ght Answer or Else; 9 p.m. Sol-
usic, Mirth and Madness.
,ncert of Recorded Music.
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 arid 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.
Thursday, Oct. 21-
7:00 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler;
recreation social hour, First Baptist church, La-
fayette and Plant avenue; Spanish class, 607 Twiggs
street. Parish night, 506 Madison. Officers' dance,
8:30 p.m.-Dance on Patio, 214 North Boulevard.
Friday, Oct. 22-
WARM SUN, silvery sands and good bathing are offered
by the Spa Beach at St. Petersburg, long a big favorite
with Drew soldiers.
10:30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street.
6:00 p.m.-FBsh 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, 305% Water street.
8:30 p.m.-Weekly musical, 214 North Boulevard.
rday, Oct. 23-
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. 24-
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, 305V2 Water
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments, First Methodist church,
Florida and Tyler.
6:00 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center; broad-
cast over WTSP.
6:30 p.m.-Young People's Forum, First Presbyterian Service
Center, Polk and Marion; Vespers services, Fellow-
ship hour, 214 North Boulevard; Vespers, 607
7:00 p.m.-Vesper Service, 214 North Boulevard.
7:15 p.m.-"Let's discuss," 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Boulevard; Fellowship hour and
refreshments, Hyde Park Methodist church and
Riverside Baptist church; YMHA Community Center
dance, Ross and Nebraska.
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellowship hour, First Presbyterian
Service Center, Polk and Marion.
8:30 p.m.-Dance on Patio, MacDill Field, Orchestra 506 Mad-
8:45 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Monday, Oct. 25-
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. 26-
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. 27-
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.-All-USO dance, 506 Madison street.
8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard; Camera club,
214 North Boulevard.
9:15 p.m.-Square dancing, 607 Twiggs.
SARASOTA always attracts its share of visitors, and no
wonder when the lure is like the above shorts-clad girls,
who are inspecting the Jungle Gardens.
COZY is the word for this scene. If the wind gets a little
high on the beach, all you've got to do is to crawl under
a portable cabana like this GI and date did at Bradentoa.
.,, &. ,.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
In Cold; Hosmer
Still Leads Race
By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN Jr.
T/5 Charles Hosmer, Hq.'s Message Center clerk
unknowingly has been victimized by this scribe: The smil-
ing vacation couple at the left is T/5 Hosmer and his Jeanne
with the light brown hair. Don't ask us how we dug the
picture up we just get 'em!
Both "Hon" and his gal hail from
Old Saybrook, Conn.
Upon getting back to Connecti-
cut soil again, I, for one, will cer-
tainly be hopping a Shore Line
bus. Fair warning Hosmer, we'll
be "attempting" to cut in. Jtfdg-
ing from the incoming mail from
"Jeanne," I doubt if we Drew
wolves could cut in.
Pvt. John (NMI) Kravetz, Ma-
hanoy City, Pa., coal cracker now
working on the Battalion Postal
Staff, bemoans his loss of his
girl again. Seems as though the
Cressona, Pa., gal recently spent
a few days here in -Tampa, work-
ing on the battalion mail. Kravetz
should keep the "sugar reports"
coming in to the gang. His own
mail sure is a problem. That guy
has more pictures qf girls he
writes to than any other wolf on
Here's some more scandal.
Why does Pvt. Daniel King,
Hq. Co., carry a torn corner
of a dollar bill in his wallet?
That question was put to us.
Here is the answer hot from
the wire releases:
Seems as though" King knows
a Tampa girl. Paying a tavern
check one evening he had the
folding money snatched out of
his hand by the regional fem.
Surprised, all he could salvage
was the corner of the greenback.
For a case of "Gold-digging" that
Stakes the cake. "Jeanne" must
have been a swell dish, she even
autographed the remaining snib-
ble for him!
On the subject of the everlast-
ing dollar, it comes to light that
S/Sgt. Vernon Paul is minus two
bucks. Navy over Duke for T/5
Hosmer and S/Sgt. Paul has con-
tributed-to the Brass'Rail com-
munity fund! Hosmer and Joe
Cunningham both of Hq.'s, cele-
brated on the duce.
Interesting backgrounds: Lt.
Russell of. the Liaison Section,
"formerly" worked on NBC news-
casting and rewrite and AP re-
leases for newspapers and radio.
Suggested ... a pair of roller
skates would come in handy for
Lt. Fairley, Liaison Section .
using the phone extension in
the Special Service Depart-
ment. Lt. Fairley really gets
a physical ed workout in run-
ning from one end of the wing
to the other.
GI medal should be looked
into for Pfc. Leonard Novak
... as a truck driver Len ob-
serves all the.Drew motor pool
regulations nomination to
the role of honor as a safe
Sgt. Steen, Bn. vault runner,
has "sho" been a busy man late-
ly. In addition to his regular
daily chores, Sgt. Steen has been
lending a helping hand to the
post staff in getting the mail to
the transferred men of the bat-
Printers ink Pvt. Steve
Becsei and Pvt. Frank Davis keep
turning out the orders prompto
motto: "The urgent we do
immediately, the impossible takes
a bit longer."
What a letter from home does
to a guy Yesterday after-
noon Pvt. Sherman Howard of
the mail staff, came across a
letter of his. Opening it and
reading it he was interrupted
by a question from Sgt. Steen.
The answer "Yes, darling"
oh, Margie he must
get some swell letters from his
"JoJaw" peach! After a
letter from Marg, the mail real-
ly gets out to the rest of the
battalion That letter sure
puts the pep, vim and vigor
in the Michigan Wolverine.
Quoting the "Travel Talks" .
"And now we leave the desk and
typewriter for another week."
'570th SAW Bn.
Is On the Ball,
Drilling Is Good
The 570th SAW Bn. Week
ly News Bulletin is going tc
be short and sweet. You see
Things are really humming
around here and every one
is keeping on the ball
Prompt and cheerful obedi-
ence to the numerous orders
indicates the degree of dis-
The morning drill period from
7:30 to 8 A.M. is a sight to be-
hold. What with squads right
and squads left, and the number
of platoons marching about, both
drillmasters and men have to be
mentally alert and on their toes.
We have not found it necessary
to form awkward squads, but we
will admit that some of the men
have been too long away from
the drill fields
However, decided improvement
has been noticed in the past week.
Give us a little more time and
we will be able to challenge any
outfit on the field to a contest.
"You ought to see" some of
the indoor 'baseball games we
have around here. The brand
of ball played, the amazing
fielding, batting, and pitching
would make any oldtime sand-
lot pro spin in his grave-and
decide to learn the fine art of
"You ought to see" us double
time down for our calisthenics.
Well, what if we are crawling
back? We expect soon to be
toughened and conditioned to the
point where what appears strenu-
ous now will appear like child's
What with one thing and an-
other, the orderly room battalion
headquarters personnel has really
been working hard. One first
sergeant was overheard to say
that one more week made him a
likely candidate for a home for
the aged and infirm. He must
have been kidding, he looks fresh
GO FORMAL FOR NAVY
cars packed with young girls in
formal evening attire is no un-
usual sight here, since USO hos-
tesses, in view of the gas short-
age, have given up automobile
.travel to and from formal dances
given by the crews of U. S. Navy
ships in port here. The dances
are formal by request of the sail-
WACS E.T MORE
CAMP BLENDING, Fla.-(U.R)
-Lt, Margaret K. Ellis of Los
Angeles, mess officer of the WAC
detachment here, reports that out
door meals increase appetites of
WACs by 50 per cent.
903 Man 'No Dead Ender'
By CPL. A. ALLAN ,HARLAN
Congratulations are in order for Lt. Edwin J. Fisher,
commanding officer of the 903d, now wearing the silver
bar. The good news came last Thursday.
Back from the Bronx, is Pvt. Rocco Fariello. Don't
call him a Dead End Kid, either! Pfc. Carl E. Webber
has returned from Liberty, Mo.
Sgt. Bert Bornblum has been on seeing that blue Ford touring
furlough at his home in Memphis, sedan of T/5 Norbert H. Bruns
Tenn. From New Haven, Conn., in the-parking lot again. Bruns,
came T/5 Abraham Chadys. P.vt. James D., and Donald R. Pierce
Jacob Schechter has returned and Cpl. Cashman will have 'er
from Yonkers, N. Y. running soon. They've spent
SICK LIST the past three months scouring
Pvt. Tom Wardingle is coming all junk yards for parts. Many
along fine after his recent opera- of us are skeptical, for it could
tion. Other 903d men still con- be that too many mechanics
fined are Cpl. Robert E. Hall, Pfc. spoil the car!
Walter T. Wilson, Pvt. Pinkie W. Last Friday evening, the QM
Avery and Pvt. Victor R. Spengler- gave a lawn social minus the cake
Pfc. Harold Richards and Pvt. and ice cream. Sergeants Simp-
Michael Ewanciw have been re- son and Stricker got the men out
leased for duty. and gave orders for the grounds
Pfc. Albert Arcuri is all ready to be thoroughly policed, mowed
to go to Aviation Cadet training, and raked. All went cheerfully
He goes with our best wishes for to their task? The biggest gripe
high success. was, "Why didn't the fire depart-
MEETS SISTER ment burn all the material col-
Pvt. James Forkan has been on elected for the demonstration?"
an enjoyable trip to Ft. Myers. To leave plenty of ashes and
His sister came down to visit and charcoal for Pvts. Schechter and
they met with friends in this de- Scioscia to practice camouflage
lightful town.: on each other?
Won't be long until we'll be Cpl. Harold Heslop got the
"works" the other evening. His
room was a veritable booby trap
with everything provided from
an overhead shower, stationery
mess kit, to a comfortable bed.
What got Harold the most were
the Fernch knots in his fatigue
Why, Harold's chewed so
much beef he's ashamed to look
a steer in, the face. They
say Sgt. John Hiltenbeitel's
wife flags him at the gate on
pay day. "Alibi" Burns
admitted in the Service Club
bull session the other evening
that his chief ambition is to do
the unusual-float down the
Tampa river on his back and
count the bridges. (A unique
man, this Burns).
T/5 Robert F. Lowder is still
looking for the party who planted
a bull frog in his bed .... S/gt.
Julius Cabanne, while taking an
eye exam, called off the follow-
ing: "E, BGF, C-D-D." Cpl.
Raymond Hachat remarked, "I
can't see a thing, not even the
big "E" at the top." Cpl.
Joseph Lapore recited poetry at
his best-when some one in the
chow line called him a perfect
imitation of a field egg, but it
was all said in perfect under-
standing for Joe handed out a
good serving of dessert.
AWUTC Clerks Nominate
'Louse' to Give Gossip
By CPL. WILLIAM SCHWARTZ
It made me happy that I was drafted when a sergeant
from the ECHOES approached me and asked whether I
would write a gossip column about the boys I live and eat
with (I sleep alone and like it)-the personnel of AW
He assured me that no literary genius was required.
Anybody who was a louse could do it. I am a louse. Now
it's up to the boys to furnish me
with that delectable stuff called cite the license number. Amazing
To start off, a word of advice TEXAS GENT
to the Adonis of Forms and Pub- Corpbral Winston Lindner (An-
lications. Louis, my buy, maybe alysis Section) loves horses bet-
your mama didn't done stole you, ter than girls. Cpl. Lindner is
but National Life Insurance from Texas and hunger. He sleeps
doesn't pay off on any catastrophe in the lower of my double-decker
wrought by irate women. I'd cut and since he's a big boy, I'll take
down on my overhead if I were it all back.
you. Private Eugene Nieciocki (S-3)
NOBLE COOK and his theater ticket book are
Mrs. Farnesworth, the lucky my two favorite friends, but if
lady who espoused our own Noble you have a chronic cold and no
W. (S-1) is visiting and I hope handkerchiefs, don't play on his
Noble will take this opportunity sympathyfor Kleenex.What you
to prove those wonderful stories get will not be Kleenex.
about Mrs.' cooking. dPrivate First Class Jerry Russ
about Mrs.' cooking. (S-3) just received an 8 by. 10
Sergeant Elmer Walter (S-3) of his favorite girl. Bet you
postcards from Washington- a box of Brillo, there will be
where he stopped over on his wedding bells. A case of "Made
way to Minnesota-"Athlete's for Each Other-with Altera-
foot and money gone. Send me tions Free."
ten." Jeannie, Gloria, Millie, Etta.
Corporal Blood (Analysis Sec- Don't pay any attention to that.
tion) sings beautifully in his Just a few of my infatuations
sleep, but he ought to change who want to see their names in
tubes every threee choruses, print.
Sergeant Suraf (S-2) will tell
Never heard a complaint from you after a Carstairs and coke,
Cpl. Osterhaut (Inspector's Sec- how he came up through the
tion) about the chow at Kitchen ranls.
Number 20. Of course it's good, Corporal Milligan (S-3) has his
but it isn't natural to eat it with- finger in a sling. He got fresh
out griping, with a multilith machine.
Corporal Bob Herfurth (S-1) Sergeant William Reposa (S-1)
will be only too happy to show can sketch a Rembrandt of you in
you a picture of "his" car-a real no time flat. He sings in Por-
streamliner. But ask him to re- tuguese too.
To Witness New
Drew Field became both a hot battle zone and a field
hospital at the same time Monday as litter cases were trans-
ported by airplane in connection with the first of 12 region-
al conferences on fracture orthopedics.
The two-day conference, conducted by Lt. Col. Alfred
R. Hands Jr., chief consultant in orthopedic surgery to the
Army Air Forces, Orlando, and sponsored by Lt. Col. Jay
F. Gamel, Drew Field Base surgeon, ended with a dinner
at the Don Ce-Sar Hospital, Pass-a-Grille, Tuesday night.
Chairman was Lt. Col. Egbert M. Andrews, chief o
surgery, Drew Field.
Attending the conference were vision, Air Surgeon's Office,
medical officers from 27 station Washington; Major John E. Han-
hospitals and three general hos- by, chief of othopedic section, and
pitals. Main purpose of the con- Capt. James Elkins, Drew Field;
clave was to stabilize standards Capt. Harry J. Veatch, Home-
for fracture care in small station stead Field, Fla.; Capt. Everett I.
hospitals and casual stations. Bugg, chief of orthopedic branch,
AIR EVACUATION Finney General Hospital, Thomas-
ville,.Ga.; Capt. William G.
Highlight of the conference, to Rhorer, Miami Beach; Major
which civilian surgeons were in-B ach M
vited, was a demonstration of Charles R. Burbacher, Morrison
evacuation of wounded by air- Field, Fla., surgeon; Capt. Milton
plane. A C-47 cargo plane, re- B. Bowman, Turner Field, Ga.;
plane. A C-47 cargo plane, re- Capt. Harry Subin, chief of ortho-
fitted to carry 24 patients and a pedic sectin, Avcn Park, of
crew of six, was loaded with ac- Capt. U S. Anderson Boca Raton,
tual litter cases from the station Cap. U S. Anderson, Boca Raton,
hospital, then was unloaded after Fla.; Major N. J. Giannestras,.
a short flight. The action was car- chief of orthopedic section, Reg-
a short flight. The action was car- ional Station Hospital, Coral
ried out to simulate aerial evac- Wihlm
uation of wounded from a battle Gables, Fla.; Lieut. Wilhelm A.
area and taking them to a hos- Zuelzer, Hunter Field, Ga.; Capt.
aa a Warren C.- Stephens, chief of
pital. orthopedic section, MacDill Field;
Patients were transported on Capt. Dana M. Street, Drew Field;
the plane while they lay on Lieut. Col. Mather Cleveland,
three-decker bunks. They were orthopedic consultant, 4th Service
attended by a flight nurse and Command; Capt. Charles H. Wil-
an enlisted medical technician, son, associate chief of orthopedic
who had at their disposal a section, Orlando; Major Sam W.
complete kit of 'medical sup- Banks, Palm Beach; Lieut. Irwin
plies, including blood plasma. S. Leinbach, Drew Field; Lieut.
Drew Field and visiting sur- Col, Hrolfe R. Ziegler, chief of
geons were told of the highly suc- surgery, Orlando, and Col. An-
cessful work accomplished by the drews:
flying hospitals in the Pacific and The 11 other conferences were
African and at present, the Italian scheduled to be held at Keesler
theater. Field, Miss.; San Antonio Avia-
CONCLAVE MOVES tion Cadet Center, Tex.; Amarillo
All of Tuesday's sessions -were 'Army- Technical School, Tex.;
held at the Don Ce-Sar Hospital, Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson,
where the speakers were Lieut. Ariz.; Santa Ana Army Air Base,
Col. Gus W. Neece, Don Ce-Sar Calif.; Fort George Wright, Spo-
surgeon,. and Major. Justus C. kane, Wash.; Buckley Field, Den-
Pickett, chief of the Don Ce-Sar ver, Colo.; Lincoln Army Air
orthopedic section, among others. Field, Lincoln, Neb.; Jefferson
Among those who spoke at the Barracks, St. Louis; Mitchel
opening session were Major Rob- Field, N. Y., and Greensboro,
ert C. Page, medical services di- N. C.
East Info Center Loves
Nature, Swamps, Animals
By SGT. WALTER H. GROSSFELD
In this, our initial exposure, we should like to introduce ourselves, which in fact,
we will proceed to do without delay. The East Information Center is an admittedly
successful institution of advanced learning associated with the Fourth Signal AW
Training Battalion, in turn associated with the AWUTC.
Beautifully situated on the north bank of a picturesque old Floridian swamp,
and flanked on both the east and
west by some equally picturesque faculty are spending most of their go home." A pair of first lieu-
and old Floridian swamps, it is spare time polishing up the var- tenant's bars and some blond hair
indeed a sight to behold! sity volleyball team, preparatory flashed by and there he stood,
Spacious grounds abound in to inviting the WAC aggregation alone, the breeze fanning his eye-
wild life and it is not uncommon to a home-and-home series. Vol- brows. He hadn't noticed the
to come in close contact with leyball, of course. West Point class ring on her
many of nature's little creatures. finger!
Some of the characters re- nge .
NATURE LOVERS cently returned from furloughs Talking about that dance, Pvt.
Opportunities galore await the found the old East IC much the Jack Intyre says, "I can't under-
nature lover. Far removed from same, everybody much rested stand it-I came homedead sober,
the cramped city, the din of the and looking better. Sergeants and stl I had a swell time!
Post Exchange, the maddening Fred Dillman, Anthony Hanko- Pvt. Paul Schmidt is a most per-
lines of the mess halls, the East witz, Arthur Callahan, Corp. sonable young draftsman, don't
IC boasts a charm all its own. Pete Zippo, Pfc. Isaiah Moreno, you think?
Fortunates entitled to visit, or Pvts. Eugene Hooie and Law- First in our weekly parade of
even become attached to this Tence Duffin are back at work East IC heroes, is Cpl. Peter R.
quaint institution, dine or sup now, much thinner, baggier Zippo, who springs from New-
(as the case may be) in a gay, under the eyes and badly in ark, N. J., and looks it. Known
picnic-like atmosphere, under a need of rest. As is to be ex- as a man of many accomplish-
canopy of heaven with the fa- pected, they all met beautiful ments, he is nevertheless mod-
mous Florida sunshine enrich- blonds on the train, except Pete est, sometimes even shy-
ing the delicious food sent out Zippo. Pete, true to form, met strictly a high-class character.
in special unhermetically-sealed three blonds, two brunettes and Question is, what's he got
containers from mess hall Num- a redhead, that I ain't got? For one, a
ber 24. Fourth Training Batta 1 ion bright-red complexion, infect-
But, as the French so aptly say, Headquarters is reproducing Staff ious cheer and about 200 pounds
"Sha sha he shamos gait," mean- Sgt. Tony Jamgotchian's new AW of stomach muscle. That's not
ing, "it is not good to eat so much Drafting Manual. We've seen a fat," says Pete, "I'm just well
hot food." Connected with the copy and a right handsome thing built!"
outside world by a recently it is, with Tony given full credit Peter does a bang-up job as a
opened private superhighway, the for the job right smack on the Floor Supervisor- Filterer in-
East IC is just a pleasant drive cover, too. Can't help but boast structor at the East IC, and when
from the north gate. The new a little about a guy like that. not working, he does a bang-up
thoroughfare, not yet dedicated, TRUE STORY job, too. Pete has just been
is to be named the Dale Nolan-bry It was at the recent Fourth graduated from the University of
Turnpike-on-the-Drainage-Ditch. Training Battalion dance that a Newark with a law degree and
GENTS ALL certain personable young drafts-, was boning up for the bar exam
Personnel of the institution are man was leading the' pack after when he was offered a fine posi-
hahdpicked specialists in all a lovely, lovely little blond. tion with the- Federal Govern-
phases of Information Center All evening long he worked ment.
work and are noted widely for hard slinging a hot line, and at "I just couldn't turn it down,"
their gentlemanly conduct. Yeh, last he felt that he had the inside says Zipp, and so he showed up
that's what we said, Bud, wanna track, so he asked would she go for induction. That was in March,
make something outta it? out on a date next Saturday night. 1942. An experience like that
Director of the institution is Yes, she would. would be enough to sour most
Lt. John E. Nolan (formerly What was her name and tele- men, not, however, our boy Zippo,
officer in charge of parks and phone number, he wanted to for he gets a hell of a kick out of
boulevards) and he is assisted by know. If he got a pencil and life, tough breaks and all. But
Lieutenants Morgan C. Probasco, paper, she would give it to him. Pete is a great favorite with the
Robert C. Smith, Joseph W. Wils- Just then, the music ended and he children. Last week a little boy
here, John R. Finn, Ben H. Mc- reached into his pocket and came walking down Cass street in Tam-
Fall, and a staff of 50-odd (plenty up with pencil and pad, got into pa pointed, and in great excite-
odd) enlisted men headed by writing position and listened. ment shouted, "Look, Mama, a
First Sgt..Jack Goodman. What he heard was, "Well, the totem pole!" It was the great
Just now, the gentlemen of the dance is about over, honey. Let's Zippo, waiting for a bus.
Wherever there is a group of soldiers there is a chap-
lain ready to advise, aid and hold sermons with the earth
his carpet, a box most likely his pulpit.
Soldiers of Drew, during operational training, have
seen the chaplain with his portable organ, song books and
games, going into the field with his troops.
The chaplain is a busy man. Don't let anybody tell
you otherwise. Especially is this true in the field, where
sermons, scattered over many weary miles, often number
as many as ten.
Books, newspapers, games and work with local USO
organizations also occupy the time of the minister in
Above are pictures taken by the 569th SAW Battalion.
Chaplain Kyle R. Lawrence preaches before a unit of sig-
nalmen. Note crude box; background of trees. Middle
picture shows a group of soldiers singing hymns. In
foreground is foxhole.
Even a busy man must have a few moments of recrea-
tion. The chaplain's party, bottom picture, gets a free ride
in a rubber-tire baggy moved by a cow, hardly looking as
contented as riders.
Living conditions for the chaplain are as any soldier's.
He sleeps in his tent, and eats with his mess kit.
The immortal phrase, "There are no atheists in fox-
holes," holds strongly during operational training where
attendance often comes near the 1.00 per cent mark.
The Post Office Department has
extended the deadline for mailing
Christmas parcels to soldiers who
have been sent overseas since
Under the new ruling, Christ-
mas gifts to those recently shipped
across can be mailed up to and
including Dec. 10.
Here's the way it works.
Whenever a soldier is being
sent overseas, the War Depart-
ment notifies his family of the
change in address from a United
States to an overseas A. P. O.
MUST BE AFTER SEPT. 30
If the date on the War Depart-
ment notification is prior to Sept.
30, it's too late for a mother
to send her son overseas a Christ-
mas package. The deadline for
that mail was yesterday.
If the notification is dated after
Sept. 30, the mother or anyone
else sending the gift may present
it to the postal clerk and mail
the Christmas package as late as
No packages will be accepted as
Christmas parcels without the
war department notification.
1 Lose a day.
7. At night (due
8. Emil Jannings.
10. The National league.
WAC UNITS CHANGED
TO DETACHED BASIS
All WAC units in the Third Air Force have been in-
Substituting for the dissolved organizations will be
WAC detachments, which will be commanded by WAC
Present grades held by enlisted WAC personnel will
be absorbed by the Army Air Forces organizations in which
the WAC enlisted women now are
serving. For example, a WAC
sergeant presently on duty with 59 AW Sluggers
Base S-1 will occupy a position
vacancy of sergeant in the Base Lose i 759
Headquarters and Air Base Lose to 79tII
Squadron. A WAC sergeant
working in the office of the Base By dropping a 7-3 game to the
Quartermaster will occupy a strong 759th Signal AW Co. Co.
position vacancy in an appropriate A sluggers went into a tie with
detachment of the Quartermaster the team from 1st Reporting Co.,
Company. 569th Signal AW Battalion, in
In the event this causes an the fast After Supper league,
excess in grades in any organ- composed of the various teams
ization, excess will be absorbed of the 4th Signal AW Training
by normal attrition. No per- Battalion.
sonnel will be reduced in grade The Co. A team and the co-
by this action, holders of first place have lost
Enlisted women will be granted one and won five games each.
equal opportunity for promotion The 759th went into third place
with enlisted men. Discrimina- by their win, and the 584th club
tory policies will not be estab- holds fourth place.
lished either for or against en- All games in the league have
listed women. In the event sen- been interesting and full of good
iority is a factor in selecting ball-playing.
those qualified for promotion, Several night games were
credit will be given the length scheduled with outside teams not
of service of enlisted women in in the league, and two diamonds
the WAAC. in the area were utilized for this
Technician grades of enlisted plans are now under way for
women will not be converted to a second league to be formed
non-commissioned officer grades with the following teams: Co. A,
until commanding officers are 584th SAW, 553rd SAW, 563rd
advised by Third Air Force SAW ,576th SAW, and Process-
Headquarters. ing, 4th Training Battalion Head-
Meanwhile, WAC technician quarters.
grades will occupy appropriate At the same time, league games
position vacancies of non-com- in volleyball are played between
missioned officer grades in or- the teams representing mess ser-
ganizations whose T/O or allot- geants and cooks and permanent
ment does not provide for tech- KPs of Kitchen 24. This league
nician grades. is in early stages at the present.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
DREW FIELD SPORTS one of the most efficient and com-
plete Ear, Nose, and Throat staffs in the world, and its
work is convincing soldiers. Above, left to right, are
several reasons why the unit is rated tops: T/4 Daniel
Gilluly, Lt. Jerome Glauber, Lt. Stanley Wesolowski, T. Sgt
Edward Cuneo and Major J. L. Goldman.
Chief of Ear, Nose, Throat Section is Major J. L.
The staff has treated more than 8,000 patients
Of Drew Patients
By PVT. PETE PETERSON
Since opening up for "business" around the first of
this year the Ear, Nose and Throat Section of the Drew
Field Station Hospital- has proved to be a most important
and vital link in the medical facilities offered to the men
stationed here and at sub-bases.
Practically a hospital within a
hospital, the department is under
the direction of Maj. J. L. Gold-
man and has treated approxi-
mately 8,000 patients since its in-
ception. On his staff Major
Goldman has Lt. Jefbme Glauber
and Lt. Stanley Wesolowski and
two enlisted technicians: T/Sgt.
Edward Cuneo and T/4 Daniel
Gilluly, who head the rest of the
This Drew department is
completely equipped to handle
any type of ailment which comes
under the ear, nose or throat
category and has complete facili-
ties for bronchoscopic examina-
tions and procedures. A full
bronchoscopic set of instruments
arrived shortly after the hospital
opened. As is well known, these
instruments are used to detect
the presence of foreign objects
and infections in the bronchial
passages and are used for direct
examination of those passages.
The department occupies the
entire front half of Building A-12
and consists of a waiting room for
patients, two fully equipped ex-
amining rooms, two dark rooms,
one hearing-range room, one rest
room, an office for the chief of
the section, sergeant's office and
Recently the staff of the de-
partment has treated many cases
of middle-ear infections, but in
the main the patients treated
come there with a variety of ail-
ments. Since the department
opened there have been five mas-
toid operations successfully per-
From January until August of
this year 229 patients were oper-
ated on in the main operating
rooms and among these were 146
tonsillectomies. There were also a
number of cases of fractures of
the facial bones.
.Since its inception members of
the staff of this department have
had the opportunity of observing
a large variety of otolaryngologie
(ailments pertaining to the ear,
nose or throat) conditions, par-
ticularly those conditions related
to the field of aviation medicine.
This opportunity to study oto-
laryngologic conditions among
pilots has been made possible by
the co-operation from Flight
Surgeons in this area.
Before entering service on Sept.
15, 1942, Major Goldman was on
the attending staffs of the Mt.
Sinai and Bellevue hospitals of
New York city, and for 10 years
he practiced as an ear, nose and
throat specialist. Both he and
Lieutenant Glauber are certified
ear, nose and throat specialists
by the American Board of Oto-
Major Goldman credits much
of the smooth working efficiency
of his department to T/Sgt.
Cuneo, whom he descirbes as be-
ing "everywhere at the same time
with the right answer."
SCOUT CARS HAVE
In certain armored units the
smallest organization is the four
man crew of a scout or combat
Ration Book No. 4 may be
picked up today at the Base
Ration Board. You must bring
your No. 3 book with you and
fill out application available at
the ration board. You may pick
up No. 4 books for your whole
family or other Drew Field mili-
tary personnel but you turn in
their No. 3 books.
Applications may not be
There is no need for Drew Field
military personnel to contact any
other rationing authority than the
Base Ration Board.
MEAT, BUTTER, ETC.
C, D, E, and F in brown book
valid through Oct. 30; G valid
Oct. 24, H Oct. 31, J Nov. 7 and
K Nov. 14, all through Dec. 4.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Blue U, V, and W valid through
Oct. 20, X, Y, arid Z valid through
Coupon No. 14 valid for five
pounds through October; coupons
15 and 16 good for five pounds
for canning until Oct. 31.
Stamp No. 18 valid indefinitely.
Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3
valid Nov. 1. No more until about
No. 6 stamp in A book valid
until Nov. 8. Apply immediately
for new A book.
Inspection deadlines For A
book holders, March 31; B holders,
Oct. 31, and C holders, Nov. 30.
Period 1 coupons of new ration
valid for 10 gallons through Jan. 3.
New definite value coupon good
'Sad Sack' Seeks
New Name; Prize
Is Theater Book
Of Third FC
New Mess Hall
With their eyes looking
keenly aloft, three more en-
listed men from Hds. and
Hds. Sq. III Fighter Com-
mand, have been accepted for
training as Aviation cadets.
At present, they are stationed
with the 314th Air Base
Squadron while waiting fur-
ther orders, which will com-
mence "their basic flying
Sgt. Joseph H. Pertuit, a for-
mer radio operator and mechanic
at the Filght Section, entered the
Army twenty-eight months ago at
New Orleans. After being sta-
tioned at MacDill Field, he came
to Drew and the Third Fighter, in
August. 1941. He was one of those
w'ho helped to "open" Drew
Father of two small boys, the
youngest born just two months
ago, Corporal Lloyd E. Wright.
Formerly residing in San Diego,
Wright entered the Army in De-
comber, 1942. Inducted at Ft.
MacArthur, California, he re-
ceived his basic training at St.
Petersburg. After attending an
Air Corps Clerical school at
Eastern Oklahoma A & M Col-
lege, he was assigned to the Third
From Durham, North Carolina,
comes Pfc. Sammy C. Foushee.
Foushee, who has been in the
Army ten months, received his
training at Miimi Beach and
Camp Lee, Virginia. He -was then
assigned to Drew Field. As an air-
plane mechanic, Foushee has been
receiving practical training on
Once more settled in their own
mess hall is the Third Fighter
Command. The men of Hqs and
Hqs Squadron, and the Signal
Hqs Company, AWS, now make
the thrice daily trek to the chow
house in the "neiv" WAC area.
It combines exercise with food.
Urged to Eat
At Own Messes
Enlisted personnel who ate sup-
posed to mess with-their organ-
izations were urged today to co-
operate in the food conservation
A Third Air Force memoran-
dum says that meals containing
rationed foods will not be served
to enlisted personnel who are
rationed with their outfits during
scheduled organizational mess
hours. The ruling also applies to
those soldiers who are on sepa-
rate rations but who have ar-
ranged to eat the midday meal
with their organizations.
It's virtually an impossibility
for Service Club and PX clerks
to check on which customers are
rationed or not rationed with
;heir organizations, but spot
checkers from the Base Admin-
istrative Office may appear at the
Service Club and PXs at any time.
Enlisted personnel may buy
any type meal at the Service
Club before or after scheduled
organizational mess. hours.
office. Address all entries to
Lieut. Samuel Cooper, in care of
the ECHOES, Base Special Serv-
ice Office, 8th St. near B Ave.
In addition, you may also win
a book of theater tickets by
submitting ideas for cartoons.
So far, Lieut. Cooper has re-
ceived many suggestions for
names for the dopey soldier. But
the field still is wide open for
the potential winner. So you,
who have not sent in your names,
hop on'the free theater band-
wagon right away, and you who
already have sent in suggestions
send in some more.
. Stand at attention or
salute when the National
Anthem is played over the
YOU DO only when it is
part of a ceremony or
when you are in a public
Theater ticket books come in
plenty handy when your dough
gets low at the end of the month
Following is a contest blank
for your convenience. All you've
got to do is put down what you
think the dope should be named,
then -print your own name and
address. The theater tickets
might easily be yours.
SOLDIER CONTEST EDITOR
I think the soldier should be
My name is ..................
My address is ...................
A special section on the attack by 177 B-24s which resulted in-the destruc-
tion of vital Axis oil refineries at Ploesti, Rumania, is featured in the
November issue of AIR FORCE,the official service journal of the AAF.
.. ph COMBAT REPORTS MAJTENANCE TIPS RESCUE STORIES aM doas f atker feotsres
OmC IA SERVICE JOURNAL I. S. ARMY AIR FO
Distributed without charge every
month to AAF personnel
jet a copy- Read it P s if
To the right is the second
cartoon in the "sad sack"
contest originated by
AWUTC S-3 and sponsored
by the ECHOES.
The first appeared last
week and immediately
prompted a flock of GIs to
submit names for the unmili-
tary character. For those
who did not get enough in-
spiration for a name from
the opening cartoon, the new
one should help them on
their way to winning a free
book of War Department the-
All you've got to do is
think what you'd like to call
a character who is so unsol-
dierly. Then write the name
on the accompanying blank
and mail it to the ECHOES
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
WHO SAYS truck drivers are tough mugs? Staff Sgt.
Eugenia Jurgens, WAC supply, doesn't let grease interfere
with glamor. Formerly a New York model, Jeannie has
discarded her pretties for denims and duties. Is she
kicking? Look at those dimples! Yup, we like the Army
better every day.
3D FC NONCOMS FLOP
AS G.I. HOUSEKEEPERS
By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
Sergeant Sammy Duke, of the 3rd Fighter Command,
is temporarily confined to the Station Hospital, convalesc-
ing from a badly-sprained ankle. The best thing he re-
ported about the hospital was (sigh) the nurses.
Us A. G.'ers thought we were "on the beam" after
Major Coughlan inspected us last week and commented
favorably on our appearance. But
that edict, 'ald noncoms restricted report to F/Sgt. John Gosselin.
because of sloppy barracks" really All missing beds were eventually
Bill Engel, a newcomer to the,,
outfit, seems to be having "accli- MY BOY"
mating" trouble at those roll-call A surprised Cpl. "Moon" Mul-
formations. Even the "chewing lin- learned that he was Pfc. Ray
gum punishment" and side-strad- Rapuano's "boy" one late evening.
dle-hops haven't prevented him By the way, Ray, what were you
from forgetting to wear dogtags. celebrating, your recent wed-
Back from her vacation came
a certain Tampa Miss and back Suggestion to Mess Hall No.
2 bosses: Peanut butter, jams
to normal activity went Sgt. and catsup, which we under-
Herman Cohn. stand are available at GM,
Wonder what influenced Sgt. would really add the finishing
Jack' Page to change his brand touch to those meals.
of wimmen? Now he's journey- Anything being planned on an-
ing to St. Pete for his days off other squadron party soon?
instead of Clearwater. Alumnus Ed Steelnack, now
COUNTING THE DAYS an Inf. 2nd Lieut., recently wrote
Tony Palazzotto and Frank to his former A-3 pals from San
Jones are "X'ing" off the days on Francisco.
their calendars until their No- Proudly displaying those Serv-
vember furloughs. That $4 base- ice Pilot's Wings before they
ball pool Frank won should help moved to the 314th AB Sq., were
next month. Tom Daniels and Paul Geyer. A
Allison Engine and Bell Air- WD order direct from Washing-
craft School, which this month ton made the wings official.
is one year old, moved once more. Since all bottled coke machines
Now it's located at Second and G, were pulled off the Base, Day
catty corner from the main PX. Room Orderly Rudy Campilii is
Completing his convalescent gnawing his fingernails worrying
furlough, Al Glassen reported for about his coke customers.
duty to The Citadel's ASTP unit. The long arm of KP finally
It was a surprised S/Sgt. who caught up with Bill "Mirror
theretipon learned the ASTP unit Boy" Whitley, now with the
at The Citadel had folded up. So, 314th. But some goldbrick de-
Al returned to us, followed short- vice like a bandaged hand later
ly by his transfer to Kellogg excused him.
Belated announcement: On his ROMANCE CONTINUING?
August furlough, Pfc. Leroy "Jun- Noted in last week's ECHOES
ior" Nolan became engaged to his that contemporary columnist Sgt.
Chicago heartbeat. Joe Falconer of Finance reported
Anybody able to explain the on (sigh) a blossoming romance
mystery of those disappearing between one of Finance's ser-
upper beds of those doubledecks geants and one of our girls.
Volley Ball Team
By PFC. ED ALLERHAND
The fighting 853d is now
recovering from the effects
of a strenuous evening,
Wednesday, Oct. 13, to be
exact. Seriously, though,
our detachment party held
at the Shriners' hall inTam-
pa turned out to be a huge
A swell time was had by all
and now we are determined to
hold these affairs much more fre-
quently than we have in the past,
possibly as often as once a
month. Jim Skelly who handled
almost all the arrangements sin-
gle-handed is to be congratulated
for doing a splendid job.
There were plenty of refresh-
ments on hand, and the buffet
supper provided was appreciated
by everybody, especially ye
Among those present were
Major Eason from Headquarters
Third Air Force, commanding of-
ficer of the 853d Signal Service
Company, Aviation, with Mrs.
Our own detachment com-
mander, Major Swanson, was
also 'present with Mrs. Swan-
son. Major Swanson put on a
show for us consisting of home-
made movies that he has made
in his travels through the coun-
try. They proved quite inter-
The detachment welcomes the
new men who just joined us from
Camp Lee, Virginia, and we will
certainly try to make them feel
at home here at Drew Field; that
is, as much as any soldier can feel
when he is many miles from
Furlough Department: Plenty
of departures this week. T/4 Bill
Blizard headed for Camden, N. J.,
and when he returns he will
bring his wife with him. They
will make their home in Tampa.
T/4 Bill McClymont also headed
for N. J., Newark being his home
Pvt. Eddie Adams travels to
Ninety-Six, yes, that's right,
Ninety-Six South Carolina. Pvt.
Audrey Schneider will be at his
home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin,
by the time this reaches print.
This is the first column writ-
ten by your correspondent since
his return from furlough. We
had such a swell time back
home that we find it difficult
to get back in stride. Anyway,
after reading the entertaining
columns turned out by Pvt. Jim
Skelly in our absence, it's dif-
ficult to understand why we are
writing the column instead of
Our volley-ball team is still
looking for opponents and any
team that thinks they can beat ur
is invited to try. We can be
reached on the phone at 210, the
Base Signal Office. Ask for Lt.
Roffwarg or Sgt. Basnight. Thus
far our efforts to form a team for
the touch football league have
been unavailing, but perhaps the
infusion of new blood which we
received this week may provide
Three New Staff
By Colonel Asp
Sulzby of 503d
Buys War Bonds
By SGT. JOSEPH L. ALDINI
Our hats are off to T/4 T. J. Sulzby of the 503d SAW
for his generous effort to put the bond drive over the top
by purchasing two bonds to the tune of one thousand and
fifty dollars. Thanks Tom.
We all wish the best for T/5 J. J. Murphy who was
accepted for the Air Cadets last week. His joviality and
Murph himself will be greatly missed. A bottle of hair
restorer was given him as a fare-
Swell gift, but he insisted that
grass won't grow on a busy street.
ape program ST. PAUL BOUND
F/Sgt. Wood finally got away
e R d to that well-earned furlough on
the sixth. He said no wedding
Givbells but we feel differently or
what were all those telephone
calls to St. Paul for?
F/Sgt. Jack Krause did a bit
all right with the world series.
He collected practically every
Mable Nicks, soprano, and day from one or another of the
pools. I wish that I could step
Cpl. Carl Bartsch, cello solo- in some of that same stuff.
ist, of the seventh Chapel
Hour, delighted the audience
with their artistic presenta-
Miss Nicks held the attention
of her listeners with the flowing
strains of Saint Saens' ever pop-
ular "My Heart at Thy Sweet"
Voice" and the effective tone
poem by Lewis and DeRose "I
Heard a Forest Praying." Ranging
in effect from a well rounded for-
tissimo to a light and streaming
pianissimo, Miss Nicks displayed
excellent command of her talent
and won the acclaim of her audi-
Coporal Bartsch, after inter-
preting the difficult "Arioso" by
J. S. Bach, returned to place with
Offenbach's "Mussette" from his
"Air de Ballet." His artistry was
noted particularly in this number
when he displayed excellent bow-
ing technique and the finest of
Other features of the hour
included the medley of radio
organist Adrian Mikesell whose
name and ability have become a
favorite with Chapel Hour lis-
teners, the close harmonies of
the Chapel Quartpt, and the
playing of the Chapel Sym-
Another popular Chapel Hour
has been arranged for next Sun-
day evening in Chapel No. 3 at
8:30 p.m. In addition to the reg-
ular features we are nroud to
present Sgt. Donald Jones, con-
cert marimba soloist and former
professor of music at Atlantic
Union College as a guest artist.
Thirty minutes of uninterrupted
music and song ranging from the
operatic "Rodolfo's Aria" (La
Boheme) sung by CpL Llambi,
Turtulli, San Carlo Opera star to
the spirited "Czardis" played by
Violinist Cpl. Samuel Gruzin and
the modern interpretations of
Radio Organist Cpl. Adrian Mike-
sell augmented by the Chapel
Symphonette and Chapel Quar-
tet, introduced the'Chapel Hour
of the Air to the listening audi-
ence of WFLA, Tampa, Fla., on
If comments are a barometer
of judgment, this program is des-
tined to become a favorite.
Plans are to make the Chapel
Hour of the Air a regular week-
ly feature and present the same
artists heard each Sunday eve-
ning in Chapel No. 3.
Col. ivielvin Asps staff re-
ceived three new members last Catholic Church
Monday. C holi Ch Ch
Capt. Alfred W. Lewis was re-
lieved as Base adjutant and ap- To Give ff r
pointed Base B-3 officer, succeed- T .Officer
in, Maj. Wildred L. Fleming who
was transferred. Dance Tuesday
The new adjutant is Capt. Den- Tues
nis J. Dole who has been assistant
to Captain Lewis. The children of Mary Sodality
Lt. Joseph H. McGinty, editor of the Sacred Heart Catholic
of the ECHOES, was named Base church will sponsor a dance for
Public Relations Officer, succeed- officers and enlisted men at the
ing Maj. Daniel O. Todd who was Hillsboro Hotel Roof garden next
relieved. He will continue as Tuesday, beginning at 8:30 p.m.
editor. Everyone is cordially invited.
Returned from furlough were
T/5 Friedenberg and T/5 Gott-
lieb. When asked how the big
city was, they replied, "What big
city?" "All the boys from
Brooklyn and the Bronx are at
Drew Field. We got homesick
and couldn't wait to get back.
Ai 't it the truth?"
T/4 Gene Eddy, who recently
joined the ranks of those lucky
lads who live in town and enjoy
the company of their wives, says
there's nothing like it.
Cpl. Flis of the AW S-2 Sec-
tion, recently returned to duty
after a successful tonsilectomy,
reports his singing voice is in
much better shape.
F/Sgt. Bonniott of the First Re-
porting Company, has been tell-
ing tall tales about his recent
deep sea fishing trips out of St.
Pete. Of course we haven't seen
any real evidence of his prowess
but he claims he's had no trouble
with his meat ration points late-
ly. At least he has acquired a
good coat of tan from the expe-
Now Offer Free
Welcome news for many en-
listed men and their families
came today when Capt. E. B.
Dailey, base Army emergency re-
lief officer, announced the ac-
ceptance by three Tampa hos-
pitals of the emergency maternity
and infant care program.
Captain Dailey said the Tampa
Municipal, Centro Asturiano and
Tampa negro hospitals now offer
free maternity care to wives of
-enlisted men of rank from pri-
vate to and including buck ser-
The setup is entirely free, and
Captain Dailey recommended
early application for the service.
First proctre an application
blank addressed to the Florida
board of health at the Army
emergency relief office or the
Drew field hospital out-patient
This blank must be filled out
by the soldier's wife and the phy-
sician who has been giving her
pre-natal care. The latter must
be an Army physician or one of
three Tampa physicians partici-
pating in the plan.
Since the application must be
approved before admission to a
hospital, the wife's application
should be filed at least a month
before the expected blessed
Original application covers con-
finement for 14 days. If mother
or child or both must stay longer,
a new application must be made
for the continued care. In any
event, care of mother and child
up till the infant's first birthday
Captain Dailey said the Clear-
water hospital also is available
under the plan.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
Neat Fatigues Catch Mystery WAC's Eye
As WAC Beams
fatigues, the daily uniform
of so many Drew Field men,
.can be as spotless as your
"Sunday best!" That was
the opinion of the WAC who,
this week, took Echoes scribe
Amster's suggestion, and
tracked down Sgt. Frank
Guercio, Headquarters and
Third Fighter Command.
The sergeant's trousers,
just as Amster had stated,
bore precise creases. The
sergeant's cap was clean, and
his shoes shone. Yet, he was
wearing his fatigues, while
operating a machine in his
Upon questioning, the neat sol-
dier admitted that perhaps his
appearance was due to the care
bestowed upon his wardrobe by
his wife. He remarked, too, that
he had become a "dude" while
tending bar, before joining Uncle
Spurred on by the 'fresh look
of Sergeant Guercio's fatigues, the
WAC spotted Private Del Dam-
pier of the 555th. SAW Battalion.
Dampier's green uniform was
laundered and pressed. His hair
was combed neatly.
"Well," the lanky private from
Louisiana stated, "I've sort of al-
ways worn clothes like this, hav-
ing been a farmer for years.
Guess my wife is just used to
keeping them up for me. Of
course I shaved this morning.
Wouldn't think of missing that."
Pvt. John D. Stanton, Ninth
Fighter Command, grinned
when the WAC complimented
him on his clean fatigue hat.
"Just put it on clean this morn-
ing," he said. "Hope you don't
mind the fit of my fatigues.
They're a little long, but I keep
'em pressed up. It helps."
The Tonowada, N. Y., private,
a plotter now, was formerly a
civilian bus driver.
"No," he grinned, when asked
if he were married. "I'm a
widower. Know any WAC who
would like a civilian job of rais-
ing my two little boys?" When
she saw their photos, the WAC
almost decided to relinquish her
Olson, whose studies at the
Chicago College of Chiropody
and Pedic Surgery were inter-
rupted by his call to the Army,
credited his appearnce to the
admiration of his young wife.
"She likes me best in civies,"
he explained, "but she certainly
goes for a nice, starched 'A'
The 501st SAW Battalion, right
on the ball this week with
another winner, is quickly over-
taking the 314th, in the number
of well dressed soldiers chosen
by the khakied Mata Hari. Sev-
eral of the fighter commands have
come forward with candidates
during the past three weeks.
Has your organization made the
grade yet? Why not check your
own appearance?. Perhaps you
can put your bunch in the picture.
New Type Gripe Box Lets
Griper 'Talk It Over'
CAMP EDWARDS, iMass.-
(CNS)-This camp has a new
type of gripe box-and it works.
Soldiers are told to place their
grievances in a numbered envel-
ope, which is dropped into the
gripe box. The men can kick
their top kick around all they
want-in anonymous security. If
officers feel that further consulta-
tion will help the situation they
list the number on the envelope
and a closed session is held if
the griper chooses.
PVT: JOHN D. STANTON
WAC Whips Yogi
CORPORAL LORA TAYLOR
JR., first WAC to win in the
ECHOES' weekly football
contest, points to carton of
cigarettes. The names of 1
nine others who won last
week and an entry blank for
this week's contest are on
page 15. So are Yogi's se-
lections. Above is Cpl. Lord
Taylor Jr., first WAC Win-
Given at Drew
There are now Sunday religious
services for Episcopalians, an-
nounces Chaplain Nelson, Base
Episcopalian chaplain. Each Sun-
day morning, the services are held
at 7:00 a.m. in Chapel No. 1, and
at 8:00 a.m. in Chapel No. 4.
Do not be afraid to turn out
even though you do not wish to
take communion, urges Chaplain
Nelson. i The services are open to
all who wish to come, whether
confirmed Episcopalians or not.
Mental Unit Moves
The. Mental Hygiene Unit now
is in its new location; Sixth St.
and E Ave. Formerly it was lo-
cated on L Ave. between First
and East First Sts.
1941 STUDEBAKER, twordoor sedan.
Pre-war tires brings back more
pleasant memories! Good condition.
Phone M/Sgt. Haga. 53rd Bomb Squad-
ron, Tel. 450.
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.
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.
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
A' REAL miniature Camera, fits the
palm of your hand. Gwirette Vs 127.
16 pics per roll. Schnieder Xenon F.2 in
Com Pur. Rapid 1 sec. to 1/500. Cost $85
second hand. will sell for, $60 with
E. R. case. Lt. A. T. Beauchamp. Co.
A. 571 S.A.W. Bn.
WILL share house or room in nicely
furnished house, off Columbus Drive.
Close to Drew Field, transportation
inexpensive. Call Cpl. L.. Maltz,
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).
SGT. FRANK GUERCIO
PVT. DEL DAMPIER
WANTED TO BUY
SMALL suitcase or traveling bag, suit-
able for furlough. Send card or call on
Pfc. Richard Adams, Ward B-19, Sta-
DOES anyone have, or know where I
can pick up a Model "T" Ford, or a
cheap Model "A" Ford? Four tires
essential, good or bad! Pfc. Henry M.
Meersman, Co. "C," 584th Sig. AW
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.
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
LOST AND FOUND
A WALLET lost in the vicinity of the
Air Corps Officers' Club. Not con-
cerned with money contained, but
please return the papers. Lt. Frank
J. Milewski, S-1 AWUTC.
LOST-A brown envelope containing
kodak snapshots taken in St. Pete
last Sunday. Lost either in Service
Club or on way to East Gate. RE-
WARD. Pfc. Orland Shefveland, 737th
LOST-Brown leather billfold, some-
where near Company "B" of the 1st
Signal AW Training Battalion. Con-
tains money and papers of great value.
Name engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W.
Fix, Company B. 1st SAW Tng. Bn.
FOUND-Wheel. tire and tube at First
St. and B Ave Owner may recover
same by identifying at MP Hqs
8th and E Sts
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE
FREE WANT AD
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY
DREW FIELD ECHOES
BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B"
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
of wearing barrel. Finder (I hope!)
please contact Pfc. Frederick H.
Lorah, Detachment 7. 501st SAW Co.
LOST-Prescription sun glasses, lost on
Drew Field. Address on case, E. 59th
Street, New York City. If found, please
return to Pvt J. Harmon, Army
Emergency Relief, Hos. Annex Bldg..
8th and B.
LOST 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-12S2." He left
bundle of clothing in my, auto when
given a lift from Drew Field to Me-
morial, Thursday, October 7th. Mrs.
A. D. Mountain, 489 llth Ave., St.
LOST-One silver identification brace-
let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If
found please return t 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 llth, 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.'
LOST-Barracks bag in area between
2nd & 3rd on "IN" Ave. T/5 Carl
Weise, Hqs. & P1. Co., 564th SAW Bn.
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 like
a call from all hams at Drew for qst
mag. Will also act as information for
suggestions relative to forming a
Drew Ham club or holding a Ham-
fest. W9 D PU T/Sgt. William J.
Kiewel. Org 314th Base Hqs. & AB
Sq. Bks. 211
MENDING to be done? Insignia to be
sewed on? Bring your mending to
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each
Tuesday morning The Officers' Wives
Sewing Club will do your mending and
sewing for you free of charge.
GIFTS wrapped free of charge for
'Service Men. YMCA USO, 214 N.
Boulevard: YWCA USO. 607 Twiggs;
Christian Service Center. corner of
Tampa and Tyler.
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.
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 384 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 6. Call 862 or
56-014 in St. Pete. Lt. V C. Willitt.
756 SAW Co.
* FOR SALE
* WANTED TO BUY
* LOST AND FOUND
* FOR RENT
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
Army, Navy, Irish Head Grid List
To Open at Drew
The golf championship of
Drew Field is to be decided
in a big tournament to be
played on Drew Field's own
Play starts Nov. 1 and will
continue three weeks. Offi-
cers and enlisted men were
urged to participate by Lt.
Charles Lyons, Base physical
All entrants must be signed up
by Oct. 31. All play will be medal.
The qualifying rounds of 18
holes will be played during the
week of Nov. 1. In the second
week of the tourney a certain per-
centage (not yet decided) will
play for the best score in each
Then the winner from each of
the four flights will play in a
foursome to determine the Drew
Field Championship. A cup will
be awarded the champion, while
golf equipment will be presented
-to the flight winners.
United States Golf association
rules will govern all play. Each
player's score card must be at-
tested by a person who accom-
panies him, either as a player or
a spectator. The score cards will
be used for the purpose of deter-
mining handicaps, so that a handi-
cap tournament can be staged
The Base Special Service Of-
fice will supply everything for
the tournament except caddies.
Clubs, bags and balls will be
available without charge. How-
ever, a charge of 50 cents will
be made for each lost ball.
Lieutenant Lyons said a limited
number of caddies are available.
Air Corls officers and enlisted
men should sign up for play with
the Base physical training officer
at the Base special service office,
Eighth street between avenues A
and B, while Signal Corps per-
sonnel should register with Cap-
tain Van Sistine, AWUTC Special
Service Officer. Golfers may
telephone their entries. The Base
Special Service telephone number
is 429, while Captain Van Sistine
may be reached at either 649 or
Golfers who play the Drew
Field Course will find themselves
on a championship layout.
Whipped into shape recently by
Lieutenant Metcalf, Base assistant
physical training officer, the
course is more than 6,000 yards
long and has many tricky holes.
TONS OF BEEF ON HOOF
THESE ELEVEN toughies of the AWUTC football squad will see action and strut their
stuff October 30 when they play at the Signal Corps field, 5th Street and O Avenue.
The men above are part of some 60 candidates for the team which plans several games
during the season. Note uniforms which are red, white and blue and plenty'snappy.
Above, left to right backfield: T/5 J. J. Brogger, 182 pounds, Hqs 588th SAW, from
Saginaw, Michigan; Sgt. M. M. Baron, 184 pounds, 314th Base Hqs Squadron, from
East Chicago, Indiana; 2nd Lt. John E. Rooney, 170 pounds, 443d SAW, from Phila-
delphia; T/4 G. W. Esposito, 175 pounds, 1st Rept. Co. 569th SAW, from New Haven,
Conn.; line left to right, PFC. A. Demattei, 190 pounds, 553d SAW, from, California;
S/Sgt. Mack Sanders, 205 pounds, 503d Regt., from North Carolina; Pvt. George
Giustiani, 170 pounds, 408th FB Group, from Waterbury, Conn.; PFC. Richard Henken,
150 pounds, Signal Hqs, 9th FC, from Beverly, Mass.; P-FC. Harold Hutson, 170
pounds, 563d SAW, from Oklahoma; S/Sgt. James G. Parrish, 215 pounds, 577th SAW,
from Utah; PFC. Charles Krepps, 175 pounds, 563d Hqs., from Penn.;
60 AWUTC GRIDMEN
READY FOR VICTORY
Sixty AWUTC football huskies were given stiff work-
outs this week in preparation for their North-South grid
game Saturday, Oct. 30.,
The game will be played at
3:30 pnm., on the Signal Corps '
athletic field, located at Fifth
street and O avenue. Admission .
is free. Plans are being made for '
a game following this with the '
Coast Guards at Tarpon Springs.
The two teams are gradually
being shaped into well-polished
squads under the tutelage of Cpl.
Buster Mott and Lt. Charles Col- ."
lins, both of whom expressed sat-
isfaction over the initial showing
of the Signal men.
Workouts are being held each
night at 5 p.m. on the AWUTC
field. The squads are being broken g
up into North and South teams
for the October 30 game.
Uniforms of red, white and
blue were handed out to mem- HALFBACK BAR
bers this week. Helmets, foot- HALFBACK BAR!
balls and other necessary para- before the season is over we ex-
phernailia have been received. pect a top type of ball," Cpl.
The field is in fair shape with ad- Mott said.
ditional work now in progress. Mott is a former Georgia Uni-
A last-minute call for men to versity star and he played pro-
join the squads was issued yes- fessional ball with the Green Bay
terday-by the coaches. Men inter- Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers
ested should report at the field before induction time.
during workout time. Other games are expected to be
"We've got a good bunch and scheduled.
Tilts on Tap
Notre Dame, Army and
Navy-the nation's 1943 top
three football teams-point
to strong tilts this week-end
and Yogi's grid contest points
to Drew prophets of the pig-
hide with 10 cartons of ciga-
rets once more the award.
The Irish of South Bend
will tackle Illinois Saturday
and after the shellacking giv-
en the Wisconsin huskies
last week, experts, including
Yogi, give the Great Notre
Dames a soft win. Wisconsin was
whipped by the undemocratic
score of 50 to blank, with Notre
Dame using everything, includ-
ing an alleged' detachment of
WACs, to keep the score below
the half century mark.
Ten Drew soldiers, one of
whom was Cpl. Lora Taylor
Jr., WAC football enthusiast,
this week received cartons of
Chief moguls of the ten were
S/Sgt. Charles Hawkins of the
50th Bomb Squadron, 46th
Bomb Group; Pvt. Mike Even-
ciw, Rail Transportation, 903d
Q M C; Pvt. John Norman
Sweeley, Signal Headquarters,
3d Pc; and Lieut. Charles W.
Lyons, Base physical training
These four mystic masters of
futurity picked all ten games last
week and their scores were with-
in a few points of the actual re-
Other winners last week:
Sgt. Richard Novakofski, Co. A,
588th SAW; Cpl. C. O. Fognano,
Physical Training; Pvt. Sam
Levine, 555th SAW, Hqs. and
Plot Co.; Cpl. G. Bertagnoli,
Hqs. Co. 501st SAW; and Pfc.
Tom J. Wardingle, 903d QMC.
Last week's games provided up-
sets for Yogi, who was certain of
victory before the game, but who
dropped two games to come in
along with several hundred con-
Yogi used a highly publicized
wind-dial last week to get his
winners. This week Yogi plans
to pick his scores from addresses
of his girl friends, dividing by
seven blonds from each redhead
and consequently obtaining the
scores from the number of dates
he had with each.
"This week I can't lose," he
giggled. "Just let me at 'em."
We weren't certain whether
Yogi meant the girls or the scores, -
but here are his selections and
scores for games Saturday and
Sunday: Note Dame 28, Illinois
13; Army 18, Yale 0; Penn State
20, Maryland 7; Green Bay 34,
Detroit 12; St. Mary's Pre-Flight
14, California 6; Minnesota 28,
Michigan 6; Navy 21, Georgia
Tech 14; College of Pacific 28,
Cal. Ag. 0; Brown 26, Rhode
Island 14; Colgate 13, Cornell 6.
The coupon's below. Contest
rules are simple. Just one cou-
pon per soldier. More coupons
will disqualify entrant. Letters
must be postmarked on or before
2 p.m. Saturday.
* U4Au-, - -- '- .-v
To: Contest Editor, Tie Echoes,
Base S. S. Office, 8th and B
Here are my scores for the 10
games. If I win one of the 10 car-
tons of cigarets please make my
Notre Dame ....Illinois........
Army ......... Yale ..........
Penn State .....Maryland......
Green Bay ..... Detroit ......
St.Mary P-F ...California .....
Minn. ......... Michigan ......
Navy ..........Ga. Tech .......
C. of Pac ..... Cal. Ag ........
Brown ........ Rhode Island ..
Colgate ........ Cornell ........
Name, Rank, P. O. ..............
. ......... ....... ... ............
Game Won 6-0
By 314 Over 801
The 314th A team, and the 801st
Chemical Co. opened the touch
football season with a bang. The
game was close and exciting, with
both teams playing good ball.:
After 40 minutes of fast foot-
ball, the team which finally won
was the 314th, with a score of 6-0.
The two teams are anxious to
The game was witnessed by
about 250 spectators from Drew
Field. They enjoyed the game
and are anxious to watch the same
type of ball game next Wednes-
day. As we all know, games will
be played every Monday, Wednes-
day, and Friday evenings between
6 and 7 o'clock.
The standing as of Oct. 19 is:
Teams- Won Lost Pct.
314th A .......... 1 0 1.000
408th B G........ 0 0 .000
903rd QM ........ 0 0 .000
314th B .......... O 0 .000
69th Band ....... 0 0 .000
801st Chemical ... 0 0 .000
DISCHARGE SEEKS SOLDIER
tal officials here are looking for
Frank Roe. They've been looking
for him ever since the last war.
They want to give him his Army
discharge papers issued Dec. 24,
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1943
NO. 13 PROVES LUCKY FOR WAKE RAIDER
BELYING THE SUPERSTITION that 13 is an unlucky number is this photograph of a Grumman Wildcat
bearing that number as it makes a safe landing on a carrier's deck despite a badly smoking engine. The
plane participated in the combined air and sea raid on Wake Island on October 5, during which the tiny
Jap Pacific outpost was virtually wiped out. U. S. Navy photo, (International Soundphoto)
THE POPE PRAYS FOR HIS PEOPLE.
47 a. M..- ^ '1
WHILE VISITING areas of the Eternal City hit by Allied bombs in August,
Pope Pius XII prays amid a Rome crowd for the end of the bombing
and the end of the war. His prayers were partially answered when
WAKE ISLAND AFTER BLOW BY NAVY PLANESAND SHIPS Italy withdrew fromthe war on Sept. 3. This picture of the Pope
WAKE ISLAND AFTER BLOW BY NAVY PLAreceived by Archbishop Spellman of New York City. (Internationa
LARGEST PLANE FLIES 4,600 MILES
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UNOPPOSED BY THE ENEMY, the pilot of a U. S. Navy plane swoops in low over Japan-held Wake Island rHE MARTIN MARS, the world's largest flying boat, shown above during
to photograph the extensive damage resulting from the combined air and sea raid on Oct. 5. The density of a test flight, has completed a 4,600-mile non-stop flight preparatory to
the column of smoke indicates that a fuel dump is afire. The Jap ship in the foreground was beached after it acceptance by the Navy. It took off from Chesapeake Bay carrying a
was hit by the Marines who defended Wake until its fall. U. S. Navy photo. (International Soundphoto) carload of gasoline, less than capacity, and 22 persons (International)
ALEUTIAN PARTY-BEER ON HOUSE ALLIED BOMBS LIFT JAP SHIP FROM WATER
THIS IS A HAPPY OCCASION for these members of the llth Air Force ) 0 -
somber Command in the Aleutians. The men are lining up for their COLUMNS OF WATER shoot into the air as bombs from planes of the U. S. Fifth Air Force blast a Japanese
share at a beer party-two bottles each. For some of the group attend- vessel out of the water at Hansa Bay, on the north coast of New Guinea. At least 45 barges and other craft
ing the party, it was their first taste of the amber fluid in more than a were destroyed during the attack. Meanwhile, the jittery Japs predicted that American air and sea power
year. The officers paid for the bier. (International) would attack the Gilbert Islands, northeast of New Guinea. U. S. Army Air Forces photo. (International)