BOOST A GUY'S GO TO HALLOWEEN
MORALE WITH PARTIES AT CLUB.
A SHARE RIDE DURING WEEK-END
VOL2, 34 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA OCTOBER 28, 1943
VOL 2, NO. 34 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA OCTOBER 28, 1943
NEWEST WAR INNOVATION for Drew is this 31,000
pound armored car. The car mounts 37 millimeter cannon
and a machine gun and has steel hide thick enough to stop
a good sized bullet. Left to right on the monster are 2nd
Lt. Robert L. Henkel, assistant Ordnance officer; Sgt. R.
J. Hodge, first Drew soldier to obtain a driving permit for
the car, and Lt. J. E. Jennings, base automotive officer. The
car, one of three, goes to Plant Park with the Third Air
Force Military Police Detachment.
At Service Club
Soldiers who have been wondering how to spend their
time over the Halloween week-end might do well to drop
into the enlisted men's Service Club for three solid eve-
nings of solid entertainment.
The first of three evenings'
entertainment will be Friday
when a big masquerade ball will
be held. Miss Narcissa Leland,
senior Service Club hostess, and
Miss Mabel Nicks, senior hostess
at Service Club No. 2, which will
open soon, have announced that
about 100 Vi-ettes will be on hand
for the masquerade dance Friday.
GIRLS IN COSTUME
These Vi-ettes are daughters of
members of the American Legion
Auxiliary and of the Defense
others' Club of Tampa. All of
e girls will be in costume. There
will be a 15-piece orchestra and
they will play from 8:15 p.m. until
Miss Leland urges soldiers to
apply for tickets at the club after
6 p.m. on Thursday.
On Saturday night, there will
be the regular bingo party and
then on Sunday will be the big
It will be on the country fair
motif and there will be 22 booths
-with each booth presided over
by a beautiful girl. These girls
are those cute shemales known as
During the evening there will
be games of skill played in the
booths, such as darts, and at the
finish of festivities there will be
a grand prize for the winner.
First prize is a scrumptiously
fitted toilet case, second prize is
a wallet and third prize is a sta-
tionery kit. Other prizes will be
cigarettes and candy. As further
attractions there will be an apple
bobbing booth and a fortune
Master of ceremonies for the
entertainment will be Cpl. Jules
Getlin, former radio actor.
The clanging messkit and the
unpleasant chore of processing
them through the three-bucket
production line is on the way
out at Drew Field.
Within approximately ten
days every GI on the base will
be eating from aluminum trays,
Lieut. William H. Gibbs, Base
mess supervisor, announced yes-
terday. In addition, china bowls
also will be supplied messhalls,
thus, affording the opportunity
to serve soup with meals.
In 6 Sports
PX Recreation Fund
To Provide Money
Five huge athletic fields,
each designed for simultane-
ous participation in six sports
and lighted for night play,
were approved yesterday by
Col. Melvin B. Asp, Air Base
Area Commander, who said
construction would begin
The sports plazas will be
provided from a $20,000 Post
Exchange Recreation Fund.
TAKE YOUR CHOICE
Plans call for a touch football
field, softball diamond, volleyball
courts, boxing arena, tennis
courts, and a basketball court.
Chinning bars, rope climbs, and
other gymnastic facilities are also
to be included.
Immediately upon completion
, of the fields, leagues will- be
formed from Drew Field units
with a six sports program
scheduled to run over a 12-
m o n t h s' period, Lieutenant
Charles Lyons, Base physical
training officer, announced.
Individual medals will be
awarded league winners in the
sports from the PX recreation
fund, Major Chester K. Delano,
Base special service officer, said.
Equipment will be furnished
soldiers for the various sports
from supply rooms on the field
which will be open both day and
The fields will be 350 feet in
length and 400 feet in width. The
volleyball, basketball, and tennis
courts will be hard surfaced,
while the football field will be
stabilized and the softball courts
of clay bottom.
Location of the five sports
center will be at K Ave. and
1st St.; East 1st St. and M Ave.;
5th St. and M Ave.; 1st St. and
A Ave.; and 5th St. and D Ave.
The athletic program will offer
Drew Field soldiers ample facili-
ties for all forms 6f sports and
provide the type of intramural
program recommended by the
War Department, it was pointed
Recent War Department bulle-
tins have urged group participa-
tion in athletic events.
"The fields, when completed,
will accommodate thousands of
soldiers and will give them rec-
reation both day and night,"
Major Delano said.
Drowning Deaths Take
Half of War Victims
Fifty percent of U. S. military deaths since Pearl Har-
bor have been caused by drowning and proper training in
functional swimming could have prevented many of these
tragedies, Red Cross Field Director Howard Moran told
Plant Park soldiers this week.
Before an audience of over 700
officers and enlisted men of the
Plant Park Replacement Depot, system,to the men seated in the
Mr. Moran explained the import- stadium at Plant Park.
ance of swimming instruction to The program, in which Mr. Mo-
men going overseas. While the au- ran, Lt. Edward G. Kluge, Drew
dience listened intently, the pro- Field radio director, and several
gram, "Women at War," shot out other popular radio personalities
over stations WFLA and WDAE, took part, dramatized the startling
and through the public address (Continued on Page 12)
1-"T BUILDS MORALE AND
PAVES THE ROAD TO VICTORY
CLEARWATER BUS ROUTE
STARTS DREW SCHEDULE
Direct bus service between Clearwater and the east
gate of Drew Field will go into effect November 15.
Exact schedules have not been worked out, but it was
certain there will be two round trips a day, one in the
morning, the other in the late afternoon, at the end of the
The fare will be 55 cents one
way, or 99 cents a round trip.
Also available will be a com-
muter's ticket for 10 round trips
The new service will be op-
erated by the Gulf Coast Motor
Line, Inc., which plans to put a
30-passenger carrier on the
run. Details of the run are
being formulated by Capt. E. B.
Dailey, Base personal affairs
officer; A. D. Hartsell, owner
of the line, and A. D. Hartsell
The service has the support of
the Clearwater Ration Board,
Chairman Louden, of the tire
"Of the 800 tires allotted to
this area in seven months," he
said, "officers were given 400,
war workers 182, and the re-
mainder went to other civil-
ians. Something had to be
done for the civilians, and this
bus line is the answer.
A 50-cent dividend for every
soldier on Drew Field was de-
clared this week from Post Ex-
change profits, and checks have
been mailed to company units, it
was announced yesterday by
Major Edwin P. Jones, PX offi-
cer. The money will go into the.
company fund for soldier recre-
One thousand dollars also was
granted the Drew Field Hospital
for improvement of the Obstetri-
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-
Payday Is Sunday
Sunday is payday for soldiers
of Drew Field despite rumors
that either Saturday or Mon-
day would be the time to get
the bankroll, Lt. Col. W. F.
Nye, finance officer, announced
Officers' wives, already aiding
the war effort in many ways, are
now giving their time each
Thursday to the making of Red
Cross surgical dressings.
Mrs. William H. Fillmore,
chairman of the Red Cross activi-
ties of the Drew Field Officers'
Wives club, announced that sur-
gical dressings will be prepared
each Thursday between 9 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m. at the Palma Cia
Golf club, where a special Drew
Field table is reserved for that
All officers' wives are urged to
attend this activity.
The first "Sergeant Quiz" pro-
gram, a new feature of the War
Orientation program established
recently by Brig. Gen. Stephen
H. Sherrill of AWUTC, was held
Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in Rec.
Hall No. 2, with 1,300 men from
various organizations of the 1st
Training Bn. attending and par-
This was the first heat in the
series of programs which will
determine who is the best in-
formed soldier on Drew Field.
Questions on geographical and
historical aspects of the war were
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
TIME THE GREAT GHOST
FILES OUR FOOTPRINTS
By PVT. C. FRANKLIN GULICK
A cup of coffee, some little spot up the street. A row
of tired soldiers hunched over the counter, smoking, talk-
ing. And it's almost curfew time.
"How long you been here?"
"Pass the sugar."
Stir the sugar into the coffee reflectively-remember,
remember, remember .
I want a big fat momma, shouts the juke box. The
feet tap unconsciously in time.
"How long you been up here?"
"Where are you from in the beginning?"
"Brooklyn, New York. Don't laugh. A good place.
It's the guys from Jersey give.you Southerners the wrong
idea Some smart guys come from Brooklyn-tough
guys. I was born there, in a flat. I fought my way all
the ways up Columbus Avenue, starting from the bottom.
1 got plenty of pals out there no lie .. a good place,
Brooklyn .I used to walk down the street-why hell!
I knew everybody, see? Everybody .. Why damn
it I knew every doorstep, every pool hall, every joint-I
knew every God damn smell, every garbage pail my
home, see, that's why that's what a guy remembers,
that's what makes him fight I can see and smell and
feel and hear it all now good place, Brooklyn-rough
bunch of guys."
They have life, because the city dies when they leave
it, the streets are empty. They, have spirit too, though
they laugh qt spirit.
The girls go home after curfew, because the place is
dead. Besides, civilian wolves can never learn the Art of
Standing on Street Corners like a soldier knows it...
Nazi Fetish Comes From
Nietzsche Theory Opines
Third FC'Signal Scribe
By CPL. ALBERT R. KAZARY
The most important occupant of our mind today is war.
Many of us have definite, unvarying theories of war; its
origin; its results. Some of us shrug off theories, principles
and facts. This is understandable, but critical.
Throughout historical epochs, men in the higher intel-
ligentsia brackets have offered their various opinions on
this topic. Perhaps, if we ventured into a "book-wormish"
mood and donned "specs" to appear studious, it would pro-
vide a diversion from daily routine. So, transforming our-
selves into this role by means of a secret metamorphosis,
we attempt to divulge master-mind theories.
Friedrich Nietzsche was born
in Rpcken, Prussia in 1844. His man's" development." Nietzsche
philosophy of man, war and re- was the believer in an aristo-
ligion have become the back- cratic government. This type of
ground for' Hitler's hallucinations, rule led to the complete de-
Basically, the entire foundation velopment of the superman.
of the Nazi regime lies in Niet- Democracy was a mania which
zsche principles. Therefore, in had to be eradicated before it
order to have a clearer concept was too late. Our "buddies" in
and understanding of our enemy, the battle areas are proving to
we will explore Nietzsche's realm Mr. Nietzsche and Mr. Hitler that
of philosophical war. we believe in democracy-and
Nietzsche' was the originator they are too late.
of the Superman. Contrary to
popular belief, Siegel-Shuster PXN m. L 1 NI
was not the first to glamorize. A Number I Now
a super human being capable of'
ulimitedfeats of agility and Opens at 9 a.m.
Nietzsche said, "Not mankind, P E ng Bnc n
but superman is the goal." There Post Exchange Branch now
are several requisites for the de- opens at 9 a.m. in place of 9:30
velopment of this superman-be- in order to accommodate the
sides pen, paint and a capable scores of soldiers seeking morn-
artist. Good birth and eugenic ing coffee, R. B. Gibson, assistant
breeding are the basic necessities.- manager, announced yesterday.
Secondly, a severe school where "We had so many soldiers wait-
perfection is mandatory and re- ing outside the PX, we decided
sponsibilities are many. No com- it would save us a rush and also
forts would be tolerated. Such give better service," he said.
breeding would be beyond evil. Closing hours of 9 p.m. on
"How about the good?" we ven- weekdays and Saturday and 7
ture to ask Mr. Nietzsche. He p.m. on Sunday remain the same.
replies, (via print) "To be brave ,
is good." "But what is good?" Maor Todd Goes
we shout. (Via print the answer ," "
echoes back): "All that increases To Barsdale,
the feeling of power, the will to T Barksdale
power, power itself-that is
Goodd" Hence, from Nietzsche's Major Daniel O. Todd, Base
reports we are open only to one Public Relations Officer at Drew
conciliatory conclusion: Through Field until last week, has re-
war we gain power. Therefore, turned to his former post at
war is good. In other words, as Barksdale Field, Louisiana.
Hitler believes: To be bad is Major Todd served as Base
good. Public Relations Officer at Barks-
"Democracy is a leniency dale Field from the time of his
granting permission to each in- induction into the Army from-the
dividual to do as he pleases. It Enlisted Reserve Corps in July,
is the catering to the mediocrity. 1941, until he came to Drew Field
This is detrimental to 'Super- last May.
519 Sq. Airman
Gives WACs Tips
By SGT. SCRIBE
New men from that "coun-
try club of the Third Air
Force," MacDill Field, now
with the 519th Fighter Bomb-
er Sq., find 1st Sgt. Pelle-
tier's PT workout every
morning rugged-but bene-
Private First Class Poy-
dock, armorer, and lad-with-
putting in a lot of overtime
lately. Trust there's another
stripe in it, Jake. (The secret
of that super complexion,
Joes and WACs, is early to
MARTIN'S A MAN
"I'm going to be late this morn-
ing" remarked Sgt. Martin, Sq.
Hq. "Shave, eh?" queries a pal.
"No, it's this thing under my
nose," replies Martin. And sure
enough, ten red bristles are found,
on minute scrutiny-or was it
Scene typical of these snappy
mornings: Holding the seats of
metal chairs to the stove. heat, be-
fore using. Ersatz luxury!
All the overseas rumors, pro
and con, make one anxious to
go get it over with, to ease the
'tension, among other things.
Then the next bugaboo in Eng-
land would be: "When are we
going across the Channel?"
After that, "When are ,we going
back home?"-and so it goes,
man's perennial yearning for
Sergeant Cunjak, the Sq. Rob-
ert Taylor-Errol Flynn, has the
Joes wondering how he carries
out his many conquests, keeping
all concerned in apparent har-.
JA, WE'RE LOSING
The 510th Joes exclaim at the
way Germany takes the terrific
bombings we Allies are giving
her. She must have gone under-
ground long ago with factories,
WACs looking for a Tarzan-tan,
and Pepsodent-smile would d
well to throw their "gladeyes"
upon S/Sgt. Ken Ault, Ordnance
AW Bicycles Now
Nineteen new GI bicycles may
be seen roaming around Drew
Field. They are message center
equipment, and are being used
in the AWUTC and training bat-
talion message centers.
The change was necessitated
by a shortage of, chauffeurs-no
driver's license is required to
pedal a bike, you know.
Continuing a precedent set at
Will Rogers Field, the 46th Bom-
bardment Group (L) Special
Service section once again put on
a fine showing of GI movies at
the group mess hall.
The evening's entertainment
was under the direction of Lt.
Robert P. Keim and Lt. James
C. Bynum and under the super-
vision of Pvt. Allen I. Korn.
The program was divided into
three parts. The first was a reg-
ular GI film which contained a
very interesting talk by ex-Am-
bassador Grew on the strength
and aims of Japanese military
might. Pvt. SNAFU was also on
hand in a rather amusing saga
As a treat to the members of
the 46th the Group Special Ser-
vice officers secured through
Base Special Service Mr. R. V.
Gaddis and his. collection of hunt-
ing and fishing films, all in tech-
Mr. Gaddis is an ardent sports-
LEGION OF MERIT
AWARDED LT. BOONE
Lieut. Adrian Boone, of the 584th of Drew Field, and
Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., commander of the Seventh
Army, have at least one thing in common. A recent War
Department general order cited both for exceptionally meri-
torious conduct and announced that they would receive the
Legion of Merit.
Gen. Patton's medal is for his 1942, he went to Iceland, and, ac-
training of the fine combat troops cording to the War Department,
which performed so ably on the with great vision and foresight,
battlefields of Sicily; Lieut. laid out the base command tactical
Boone's is for his leadership of a radio station to operate direct
radio detachment during 13 with Washington, D: C., as either
months of continuous service in a mobile or vehicular unit; de-
Iceland. vised antenna arrangements to
'At a mass review of 2nd Train- work successfully in a normally
ing Bn. troops, held on the air- hard radio area; and made stand-
field here last Saturday, the Le- by power arrangements which
gion of Merit was presented to worked well when commercial
Lieut. Boone by Brig. Gen. W. T. power failed.
Larson, commanding general of He was a staff sergeant at the
the Third Air Force. Also at the time he did the work for which
program was Brig. Gen. Stephen he later was cited, and was pro-
H. Sherrill, commanding general moted to technical seregant be-
of AWUTC. fore returning to the states to en-
Lieut. Boone, whose home is at ter OCS at Fort Monmouth, N. J.
Sheboygan, Wis., enlisted in the- He received his commission in
Army in 1940, being assigned to.February, 1943, and since that
the 50th Signal Bn. In September, time has been at Drew Field.
MAJOR CROCKETT, WAR
VET, NOW AT AWUTC
The knowledge gained by Maj. Charles B. Crockett dur-
ing the nine months he was stationed in the North African
and Mediterranean theaters of war, from which he returnedd
at the conclusion of the Sicilian campaign, is being used in
the training at AWUTC.
Major Crockett\ was active in
Aircraft Warning work of one of
the air forces operating against
the Germans and Italians. On
his return to this country, he
was assigned to the Third Air
Force and, at the request of Brig.
Gen. Stephen H: Sherrill, came
to AWUTC on temporary duty,
where he has been conferring
with staff officers and unit com-
manders concerning AW train-
ing, personnel and equipment.
A letter of commendation from
Gen. W. T. Larson, Commanding
General of the Third Air Force,
has been received by Lt. Paul
E. McLaughlin, AWUTC mess
officer and mess supervisor, for
the work he has done since Au-
gust, 1942, in operating mess halls
for units on Drew Field and in
Lieutenant McLaughlin is now
in charge of ten mess halls on
the field, in addition to scores
of others located at sub-bases.
Prior to receiving his commission
he was base mess sergeant here,
operating under the garrison sys-
tem. He was also in charge of
the Boomtown consolidated mess
hall at MacDill Field.
Before that, he was base mess
sergeant at Morrison Field, West
man and his contribution to the
program was roundly applauded.
The 46th Special Service officers
intend to have Mr. Gaddis appear
again when his latest film is
For the last part of the pro-
gram a two-reel epic called
"Desert Victory" was shown. It
is the on-the-spot pictorial story
of the British Eighth Army and
its victorious battle against Rom-
mel. Filmed in actual battle, the
British camera crews deserve a
great deal of credit for a job well
done under the most trying con-
The opinion of the men after
the show was over was that they
had spent a fine and enjoyable
evening of free entertainment.
The 46th Special Service office
will connitue to put on movies
and will do its best to secure
outside entertainment also. Keep
your eyes peeled for the next GI
movie announcement. You're in
for a good evening's entertain-
ment and fun.
46TH BOMBING GROUP
FEATURES WAR MOVIES
IF P%%am. 0 vv %
519TH TURTLE SOUP
PFC. GOLDBRICK is the name and this battle-scarred war-
rior now is assuming the mascot post of the 519th Fighter
Bomber Squadron. The soldier holding the prospective
gallon of turtle soup is no goldbrick and the chevrons prove
that. He's S/Sgt. James Moncarr, keeper of the hardshell.
The mascot was found at Drew Field in Swamp 13 and got
his paint job from the squadron artist.
NURSES GET DEGREES
The second group of nurses to complete the Army basic
training program at Drew Field will pass in review before
the Base Hospital staff at 10 A. M. Saturday.
These women, fresh from civilian life, have been taking
drill and calisthenics, learning Army ward routine, and
receiving instruction in Army Regulations. Their 196-hour
course fits them for service in the Army Nurse Corps at
hospitals throughout the United States.
Under the direction of Lieut.
Paul R. Stevens, MAC, Command- Off i F't
ing Officer of the Detachment O fiers to Fee
Medical Department, Lieut. Saul
G. Gruner, MAC, has given the Brig G Lars
young women a thorough back- rig. en. arsoi
ground in drill and calisthenics.
Lieut. Col. Jay Gamel is most
enthusiastic on the response of
the youthful nurses to the
courses in military law and
Army Regulations. The group
has witnessed actual courts
mnartials as a part of their
First Lieut. Marie Merideth re-
ports that many encouraging let-
ters have come to her from the
various hospitals to which girls
from the first graduating class
The girls conduct themselves
in a very military manner. They
have begun calisthenics classes
in many of the hospitals. This
speaks extremely well for the
Third Air Force training pro-
Capt. Paul V. Reinertz, Base
Hospital Plans and Training Of-
ficer, proudly states that the sec-
ond group of nurses will produce
just as favorable results as did the
first group to receive their as-
signments. Lieut. Edna P Her-
bert, Chief Nurse, is to be com-
mended on the splendid classes
which the Base Hospital has pro-
CALL RUMOR CLINIC
To check on that rumor or
to verify that unusual story
grab a telephone and call Ex-
tension 497. This is the num-
ber of the War Orientation
rumor clinic. They know what's
going on, and they'll give you
the correct information.
Brigadier General Westside T.
Larson, new Commanding Gen-
eral of the Third Air Force,
will be honored by his staff of-
ficers at a reception and dance
at Third Air Force Headquar-
ters Saturday night.
The armory, in which the af-
fair is to be held, will be deco-
rated in the Halloween motif.
Dance music will be supplied by
the MacDill Field orchestra,
while entertainers will be fur-
nished by Drew and MacDill
Fields and Tampa night clubs.
General Larson took command
of the Third Air Force last
month, succeeding Major General
St. Clair Streett.
:`:' '~''~~' ,r~'"'9' 't
In November, 1942, Major
General Miller was succeeded
as commanding general of the
Air Service Command by Maj.
Gen. Walter H. Frank, a former
commanding general of the
Third Air Force. Recognizing
the status of the Air Service
Command as an industrial or-
ganization rather than a mili-
tary one, General Frank com-
pletely reorganized the com-
mand by decentralizing the
old-type general staff with
three operating divisions: Sup-
ply, Maintenance, and Person-
nel and Training.
just themselves to their new
training and work.
But I am quite sure the of-
ficers of our company are very
much pleased at the interest the
men hate shown in the classes
we have had, and the progress
they are making in the regular
Company C is very proud of its
volley ball team, and is willing to
accept a challenge from Head-
quarters Service Supply, Co. A or
B of our battalion.
Let's give three cheers for Pfc.
Calvin Warrick who is waiting
for the word to go to a Cadet
T'rininf nCn+t ar noXwhreP in
In furtherance of this new pro- this country. Go to it, Warrick.
gram, the country was divided The boys are pulling for you, and
into 11 areas, each designated as wish you the very best of luck.
an area Air Service Command. The men in the Third Platoon
The 26th sub-depot is one of 18 The men m the Third Platoon
sub-depots in the Warner Robins have named Cpl. Benjamin Waites
sub-depots in the Warner Robins the "walter Winchell" of our com-
area Air Service Command, Rob- p any. They are wll of our corn-
ins Field, Georgia, which includes pany. They are willing to bet that
Georgia, South Carolina, and Waites can speak fifty words
most of Florida-the Army Air without letting up to catch his
Force's greatest concentration of breath.
The 26th sub-depot was acti- JUSt Call
vated February 12, 1942, and its u all
first commanding officer was
First Lieut. Clyde C. Harris Jr., Me Louie
now Lt. Col. Harris and com-
manding officer of the 85th sub-
depot, Orlando, Florida. It started If they ever call a certain reg-
with three departments, Head- istrant in the draft in New York
quarters, Engineering and Sup- some drill sergeant is going to
ply, and three civilian employes, have a hell of a time when he
one of whom is still here. She is tries to pronounce the guy's name.
Miss Marcia Beach, of Tampa, Col. Arthur V. McDermott, direc-
assistant chief clerk of the Sup- tor of Selective Service there told
ply Department. yesterday of having received a
Now the sub-depot's present letter from a registrant whose
commanding officer, Lt. Col. Le- name is:
land T. Rogers, of Knoxville, Lieieussziueusszeeszes Hurrizzs-
Tenn., is assisted by eight Army steizui.
officers and has under his com- The man who has to carry that
mand many hundreds of civilian one around through life is half
employes, men and women, who Siamese and half Irish.
ana Lieutenant vera MvanKinen,
WAC, have been chosen to rep-
resent their organizations on the
entertainment committee at the
Graduate nurses who come to
Drew right from civilian life will
be admitted into the officers' club
while they are taking their Army
training here at Drew, even
though they are not yet in uni-
form. All of the WAC officers
stationed at Drew Field are join-
ing the club.
Company A, 1873d
Learns Art Of
By PFC. R. ISHMON
Setting off demolition charges
seemed very interesting to the
boys of Company A, 1873d. First,
they had classes in priming, then
they saw how electrical charges
are set off. They also studied
the way to blow up stumps.
The battalion and the company
commanders are very well
pleased with the fine scores made
on the range last week. The
highest scores will be published
Welcome back Sgt. Lewis
Holmes. We know you had a
grand time on your 10-day fur-
lough, and we give you our
congratulations. We know how
you feel leaving your bride in
Pennsylvania. Tell us how did
it feel to play in two football
Take it from one who knows:
It is plenty cold in Pennsylvania
so if you go on a furlough be
sure to take your heavy equip-
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
Lights 2 Candles
The 26th sub-depot, of Drew Field, which services and supplies every type of war
bird and training plane flying for Uncle Sam and his Allies, has celebrated the second an-
niversary of the Air Service Command, Army Air Forces, of which it is a part.
In two years, since the Air Ser-
vice Command was formed on supply, repair, overhaul or re-
Oct. 17, 1941, it has grown from build airplanes of the Army Air
a provisional air corps mainte- Forces; prepare for shipment Nurses Voted
nance command, headed by Maj. overseas American and Lend-
Gen. Henry J. P. Miller, consist- Lease planes; and handle air
ing of six major depots that ser- freight in this country flown by M embers
viced the nation's military air- the Air Transport Command.
craft, into an organization that I e I J
has spread its installations over
the entire face of the globe as it
carries on its task of servicing Company C 1873d Officers C ub
EXPANSION TASK Soldiers Proud
With this country's entry into Uniformed women with eagles
World War II, the Air Service Of Volley Team on their hats are a familiar sight
Command grew tremendously,y at the Officers' club, now.
both in this country and in com- Very recently, WAC officers
bat areas overseas. New depots The men of Co. C, 1873rd have and all members of the Army
sprang up all over the conti- really been on the ball since the Nurse Corps have been voted as
nental area of the United States, company has been formed. Of members of the Officers' club.
and service units were trained course the Engineers is new to Before this time, feminine of-
quickly and sent into theaters of most of the men who are mem- Before this time, emie of-
operation in all parts of the bers of this outfit. With the ex- ficers were honorary members,
world, ception of a few men who came free to go and come as they
Day by day the overall effi- here with the cadre of 1873rd, wished, at the club.
ciency of the command increased our company is comprised mostly Now, they will pay dues, just as
and made itself felt, growing of men from the various Air Base the male officers do. They are
into a world-wide organization Security units, which was inac- Pee to entertain their friends,
which employs nearly 500,000 tivated last month. It has only civilian or military, there.
people. taken the men a few days to ad- Lieutenant Ethel Chance, ANC,
i. ~ 3i'
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, October- 28, 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. 141B-03. Telephone. exten-
DREW FIELD ECHOES receives material supplied by
Camp Newspaper Service, War Department. 205 E. 42 St..
New York City. Credited material may not be re-
published without permission from. Camp Newspaper
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St. Petersburg Times]
VOLUME 2-NUMBER 34
STRAIGHT WAC FACTS
The start of the campaign to recruit 46,000
WACs for the Army Air Forces has begun. It
is the DUTY of every man and woman now in
the AAF to assist in this campaign.
To assist, one does not mean anyone is ex-
pected to go out and ring doorbells or hand
out recruiting pamphlets on the street corners.
It DOES mean that everyone should learn the
facts about the Women's Army Corps and pass
the information on to his family and his friends,
both male and female.
Lack of knowledge of the WACs and what
they are doing has critically hampered the
United States in prosecution of the war. It is
no secret that WAC enlistments have been dis-
appointing thus far, meaning that thousands
and thousands of men needed at the front must
stay behind doing non-combat work. It is no
secret that the attitude of tht public, and too
often of Army people, toward the WAC has been
uncomplimentary-if not worse. And it is no
secret that this attitude has been a principal
cause for the poor results of recruiting.
But as soon as the FACTS are known, the
attitude always changes. During the early
months of this existence the WACs were greeted
with doubt when they arrived on a ,new post.
It has never taken long for the doubt to turn
The WACs are doing men's work and doing
it well. Commanding officers who have been
dubious about their value are now demanding
more and more WACs.
In his recent biennial report to the Secretary
of War, General Marshall declared the WACs
"have fulfilled their duties in an efficient and
business-like manner and have been a definite
asset to the Army." He did not dignify the
anti-WAC whispering campaign by referring to
it directly, but he emphasized the high character
of the corps and noted the growing demand for
their services throughout the country.
Refute the gossips by quoting the chief of
staff. Let the folks back home know the splen-
did job that WACs are doing.
Anyone who keeps a woman from the WAC.
keeps a soldier from the firing line. If that is
not sabotage, it's close enough to suit Hitler.
We should like to see Mayor LaGuardia in
the Army and in charge of an anti-noise cam-
The Little Flower did wonders with his no-
noise drive in turbulent New .York and there is
no reason why he-couldn't make a go of it as a
Too many Joes don't know (or overlook)
what lights out means. It not only means that
the usual barracks-room shouting is supposed
We'd like to see the Little Flower waddle
through a barracks after lights out and tell off
those GIs who, in .complete disregard for the
comfort and rights of others, carry on loud con-
versations or games in the latrine until all hours
of the night.
What a lot of men fail to realize is that'
certain of their fellow soldiers work until late
at night or that others have to get up much
before the barking voice of the CQ wakes every-
So how about it, fellows, let's show some
consideration for the other guy?
Recently forthcoming from our own General
George C, Marshall was a resume of the war
brought up to date.
The article shows hours of careful study in
writing the facts, free of biased opinion, and
every soldier should be interested In reading it.
Some of us base our opinions on current issues
and neglect to see the over-all picture.
This war is a global affair and we cannot sit
smugly on our seats and look at the war as a
Priorities will win this war. -
We are faced with the problem of sending so
many ships, men and supplies to one of several
countries. We cannot possible equip with men
and weapons every battle front.
General Marshall points out this fact in a
brilliant article we should all enjoy.
"I take it our new First Sergeant has arrived."
7,rom Our Clapcain-
By CHAPLAIN LEONARD E. NELSON
Hardly anyone .is ever able to do exactly what he
wants- to do. Hardly any person-soldier or civilian-has
all the things in life which he really desires. All of us, in
some way or another, must do and experience things we
don't like. By force of circumstances it is necessary for
every human being to live a life which, to greater or less
degree, has undesirable aspects.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away: an onion a
day keeps everybody away." "Gripe-osis" is a disease
which cannot be cured by such material aids as Colgate's
toothpaste or Lifebuoy soap. When we "offend" by let-
ting situations get us down, and by continually griping, we
drive away others as effectively as the offenders in the ad-
vertisements. But no manufacturer has any product which
affords a cure.
Not only does constant com-
plaint annoy others but it also
wears us down. Piling .up of
grievances soon makes us most
miserable. Since there are situa-
tions no one can change, the
man who wants to avoid misery
must do something to strengthen
Men in combat cannot do away
with hardships, but through
physical training they can build
themselves up so that they can
meet them. God does not offer
us any easy life-but He makes
it possible for us to do some-
thing about the hardships. Our
Lord offers us no means of dodg-
ing suffering, but there is some-
thing we can do about it. Our
Lord offers us divine power to
sustain us in any adversity, great
or small, which may beset us.
The person who lives a steady,
honest, -manly, day by day
Christian life will find that his
God will not let him down. We
may not get. what we want; we
always get what we need. It
is possible for every one to learn
Christ's Way of Life. The ac-.
quiring of His Way involves study
and real effort. Your chaplain
has been trained to direct your
efforts and guide your studies.
The time to build' ourselves
physically is before combat. The
time to avail ourselves 'of God's
divine power is. now.;
Next Sunday's Chapel Hour at
Chapel No. 3 will again present,
the cream of the entertainers on
Drew Field. The time is at 8:30
On Saturday night the Chapel
Hour will resume over the air on
radio station WFLA. Then start-
ing next Tuesday the program
will be aired on the same station
from 1 p.m. to 1:30.
S-2 SAYS -- -
Cost Lives .
Sunday, Oct. 31, 1943
Episcopalian Communion at
0700 in Chapel 1, (Eighth and C),
and at 0800 in Chapel 4, (Second
and L), Chaplain Nelson.
SLutheran services at 0915, in
Chapel 4, .Chaplain Gruhn.
Services at 10:30, all chapels.
Christian Service Men's
League, 7:00 P.M., Tuesday,
Chapel No. 5. Prayer meeting, 7:00
P.M., Wednesday, Chapel No. 8.
The Forum, 7:30 P.M., Thursday,
Chapel No. 4. Bible Study class,
7.00 P.M., Thursday, Chapel No. 5.
Services at 1900, in Chapel 3,
Services at 1900, in Chapel 4,
Services at 1900, in Chapel 5,
Services at 1900, in Chapel 7,
Sunday, Oct. 31, 1943
Holy Mass at 0730, Red Cross
Holy Mass at 0900, in Theater 3,
(Second and K); and at 1130, in
Holy Mass at 0700 every day.,
All Saint's Day-Holy Day of
Obligation, Monday, Nov. 1.
0630, Chapel 4.
0730, Red Cross Bldg. Hospital.
1130, Theater No. 3 and Chapel
Confessions Saturday, from 1630
to 1800,and 1930 to 2100 in Chapel
Services for all Jewish person-
nel in Chapel 3 on Wednesday at
1915, Friday at 2000, and Satur-
,day at 0830.
Services at 0915 in Chapel 1,
Sunday. Conferences Monday and
Thursday at Chapel 1, from 1600
Batteries need recharging;
clocks need rewinding;
Fires need refueling;
Cars need gasoline;
The soul needs strengthening;
COME TO CHAPEL ON SUN-
-(Reprinted from the Camp
the punch or lemonade. It would save time,
labor, and containers, which have to be kept
clean by the KPs.
I am sending this to you, hoping that you
can get into contact with the right source on
Drew Field. I think the idea might be ap-
preciated very much. Would you be so kind as
to run this diagram in the 'Echoes? (See cut.
If coils are to be put in, the boxes should first
be filled partly with crushed ice, and over the
crushed ice, large chunks of ice. .
Thank you very much.
Pvt. Steven W. Anthony
Thank you, Private Anthony, for what
sounds like a good suggestion. Any other sol-
diers with good, constructive GIdeas send them
in. It's a fine way to give your brain-child
Likes Squealing People
The Echoes requests nominations for the out-
standing feature in the paper. We go on record
as hailing Pete Peterson's weekly masterpiece
of screwball journalism and hoi-polloi as the
best stuff in this or any other post weekly. His
column is truly out of this world and strictly
from hunger. For escapist reading at its best
we urge the public to grab a look at Pete's at-
tempts to direct Pvt. Pazzbelch along the road
to Shangri-La. We hope Pazzbelch never makes
'it, the dialogue is too good to end.
We defy anyone, no matter how many troubles
are heaped on their shoulders, to stifle a man-
sized chuckle at the goings on of John Fut de.
Boomstaff and Rodney Van Gackle. Or never to
secretly yearn to sample a squeelnang sandwich
made of halitosis, one glove and brown sugar.
Nor to forget the immortal framsnatch sandwich,
the Mongarian national dish.
So the next time the telephone rings down in
Swamp No. 7 it'll be us on the other end sug-
gesting "Keep up the good work, the paper is
improving with every week, the pictures are
swell and above all, keep Pazzbelch out of
Shangri-La." T/5 George Lajeunesse.
Praises GI Laundry
In your issue of Oct. 21 you published a letter
from "Sgt. Scribe" which did not truthfully
cover the ,laundry situation at Drew Field.
I suggest, that "Sgt. Scribe" pay less attention to
1- e rumors and more attention to obtaining
facts before he writes another letter on a sub-
ject of which he apparently knows nothing.
Contract laundry service throdgh- the Base
Quartermaster has been available to enlisted
men since March 1, 1943. The Base Laundry
Officer and his assistants have interviewed ap-
proximately 300 organization commanders, sup-
ply sergeants, and laundry clerks in the past four
weeks, explaining the operation, advantages and
low cost of the government laundry located at
MacDill Field. To date more than 80 organiza-
tions have been assigned laundry symbol num-
bers and furnished blank forms with complete
directions as to filling them out when sending
bundles through the Base laundry.
The Base Laundry does very good work, the
system to be followed is simple, the cost is al-
most nothing and the forms are very easy to fill
out. I'll bet even "Sgt. Scribe," with some help,
could fill them out.
Better leave them rumors alone, Scribe, old
Hope it is okeh to enclose a note with my
"Pigskin Pick" entry for the week.
I am recuperating in the station hospital from
an operation. I was certainly surprised to see
my name listed as one of the winners in last
The Echoes has certainly made a vast im-
provement in the past few weeks. A soldier's
favorite pastime is to gripe about something or
other. However, I doubt that there are many
who gripe about the new Echoes!
PFC. TOM J. WARDINGLE
Communications to this column
must bear, for publication, the correct
name and organization of the writer.
Short letters are most interesting, and
the right is reserved to cut letters
when space limitations require.
The diagram below is supposed to revolu-
tionize our ice cold water supply here in the
kitchens of Drew Field.' The ice boxes we have
in our kitchens are taking space, just keeping ice.
If this idea is taken to the right source, and
put through, the soldiers will benefit greatly in
all the mess halls. They would have ice-cold
water 24 hours a day. As it is now, the cooks
have to make the ice.water to be served for
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
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Line Kept Clean
By S/SGT. DONALD E. UTT
Base S-3 Office
(This is the sixth in a series of seven articles on camouflage.)
Supply dumps and depots help make true the saying,
"An army marches on its stomach." By this we mean that
supplies must continuously flow from rear echelons, and
any disruption of this may spell disaster for a unit.
To prevent this failure certain precautions must be
taken to protect from enemy observation these dumps and
First, let us make clear the difference. A depot is us-
ually a -large supply installation located in the rear areas,
while a dump may be composed of several boxes of ammu-
nition or food located at the front, where they are avail-
able for instant use.
The problem is to conceal effectively our supplies. Our
old friend, and don't forget it, is "natural cover." This is
especially true in forward positions where time is the im-
portant factor, and does not permit elaborate camouflage.
If time does permit, however, use camouflage for your
supplies by the use of dispersion, concealment and decep-
For depots in rear areas, scatter buildings in woods or
near trees so as to make poor bombing targets. At the front,
lay out the dumps so the boxes are scattered. It is easy to
see that if your supplies are scattered, one bomb cannot wipe
out all your supplies with one direct hit.
Good methods of concealing are: Use of draped fish
net, properly garnished; stacking boxes between tree trunks
where the foliage will protect them from overhead obser-
vation; in the shaded side of bomb craters; or even against
the shaded wall of a bombed building. Keep in mind the
shade. Shadow is black. Look at a photo taken from about
5,000 feet and you will notice that'the shadows of trees and
buildings all look black.
Deception is obtained by confusing the enemy and
making him believe he sees something that really isn't
Build your boxes in the shape of a wall around a build-
ing. The building itself may be a stack of boxes with a sim-
ulated roof made from a wood brace and covered with can-
vas, and made to resemble a chicken coop or other farm
The American soldier, and this has been repeated many
times since Dec. 7, 1941, has a natural adaptability to any
situation. This has saved the lives of thousands when ap-
plied with the simple principles of camouflage.
Next week: Pointers on airplanes and the use of de-
756th Live Spot
Now in Order
By PFC. ALAN H. CARTRELL
The orderly room of the
756 SAW Company has been
a lively place during the past
week as transfers in and out
have been prevalent. With
drills for- the Saturday pa-
rade occupying much of the
time, the orderly room force
and supply men of the com-
pany have been busier than
the Florida mosquitoes.
Many of the old timers have
left and new faces are now
seen in the company area.
When the calisthenics period is
resumed-during the coming week
many new and strenuous exercises
are promised by 2nd Lt. Walter A.
Hartung who has been attending
the school for Athletic Instructors.
Lt. Hartung has picked a few
pointers for the boys and is ex-
pected to pourit on in an effort to
really put us in shape.
The transfer of 2nd Lt. John
Miklosik to Will Rogers Field in
Oklahoma was announced during
the week, and another popular of-
ficer departed. Lt. Miklosik had
been of great aid in the handling
of Detachment Z of the 756 when
it was in its infant stages.
There was a lot of fun in the
barracks a few night back when
three of the 756 stalwarts decided
to answer ads in-the lonely hearts
column of a popular magazine.
It seems that some lonely young
ladies were desirous of carrying
on correspondence with some
equally lonely soldiers or even
civilians --especially those who
were fond. of hillbilly music.
A hillbilly' from New York
eagerly awaits an answer to de-
termine whether his love for hill-
billy music is great enough to win
the admiration of the, writer of
If lovers of mountain music will
contact Pfc. Charles Kurkowski
he will explain too the finer
points of the melodies. T/4 Dan
Odom and Pvt. Otis M. Williams
were not too able on the hillbilly
subjects but did find some com-
mon interests to discuss and re-
lieve the great yearning in their
hearts. Answers are eagerly
awaited and the boys are hoping
AW Laff Parade
The new and sensational A. W.
Laff Parade, which got its start
as the A. W. Melody Hour, boasts
a new feature which should prove
to be a real audience-grabber.
This feature is Miss Gloria Wood,
attractive torch-singer, whose
picture appears hereabouts.
Each Sunday evening, Miss
Wood vocalizes against a back-
ground of 15 top-notch musicians
from the 465th AAF Band, the
A. W. Dance Band, directed by
Sgt. Jack Sarty. The show is
emceed by Pfc. Jules Getlin, and
the bulk of the laughs are fur-
nished by those clowning comics,
T/4 Harry Johnson and T/5 Joe
Kenealy. The remainder of the
fast moving program consists of
various guest stars dancers,
singers and novelty acts.
The A. W. Laff Parade is held
in Rec Hall No. 1, at 8 o'clock
each Sunday evening. In, charge
of arranging the programs are
Lieut. C. K. Dietsch and Sgt. O.
WHERE DOES the time go? Here it is already time for
another load of this stuff. Well, they want it .. here 'tis!
Fall was here. That was the shortest Autumn I have ever
experienced. Four days of the coldest stuff we have had
in seven months we get used to wearing blankets at
night then the Chamber of Commerce gets all het up
and here we go again. I have a case of Summer sun--
burn that is a rival to anything that Florida has ever dished
out. Well, that's the way it goes if yot don't like the
weather, wait a minute.
HEY, the old holler is.around again! There was a football
game in town the other .day. There also was a fight. There
were soldiers and sailors in the fight (it wasn't pretty, but
it was a good fight) and the band played the national an-
them (not once-but three times) and the men stopped
(some of them) and stood (some of them) at attention. Out
of the several hundred men in the brawl, three-THREE--
men saluted. The crowd was not covered. They were out
in the open! I don't know, but it sure looked like hell. A lot
of comment (and not good) has been going the rounds of
the town (not the Base, unfortunately) as to this affair.
If it happens too many times a lot of the boys who behave
themselves and really enjoy a football game are going to be
excluded along with the pugilistic individuals who are going
to queer the games for all military attendance.
For crying out loud, get on the doggoned ball, and try
a little harder to act like a soldier.
SEE WHERE"S. B." Wilkinison is back again. By the looks of
the gentleman, while on his leave from the Base Motor Pool, he must
have taken something, for his waistline is definitely on the increase.
He's quite a guy, and a hard worker. Funny, he put more weight
on in his week away than I could do in a month on milk.
EVER HAD YOUR WIFE, or your mother, or your lady fair
stay at Drew? If you have, you have used the Guest House which
is most adequate. It is a swell little place for anyone to stay.
But Have you ever awakened on a Sunday morning with the
pangs of hunger just tearing your insides apart? I did once.
I went out and got something to eat and then everything was fine
again. At Drew however, you can't do that, they don't seem to
have a facility for the guests of soldiers until round about 11
o'clock. I knew a fella that died once at 9:30 on'a Sunday morn-
ing from hunger. (He was in a lifeboat trying to fish in the
Gulf, but it could happen here.) What a black spot! People perish
from lack of food on Sunday morning! (Stay in bed 'til eleven?)
I'd like to.
WHILE ON THE FOOD and 'stuffs theme, let's go over to the -
wax museum at No. 1 PX. I had a paper cup of coffee the other
morning and I now have an exact replica of my right hand forever
for posterity preserved in wax. Cheap too! Cardboard is cheaper.
I STILL THINK THAT the Chamber of Commerce is waging a
private war against me. Every time I mention the return to glorious
summer weather, they turn around and give me the cold shoulder.
(And I mean cold!)
WALKIN' IN TOWN the other day (you know, that place .
Tampa I think they call it) and saw a group of men and women
formed in a double line on Franklin street. Thought that it was a
chow line at one of the local beaneries (don't they kill ya? You
spend all week waiting in lines of all sorts to get to town on a day
off You stand in line to eat.) "This is the Army" but it turned
out. to be a group of readers starting out on the road to "Shangri-
La." What is this thing called "Shangri-La?" Everyone is talking
about it, and actually planning to get there. (They won't like it ...
Even I dream of the Singing Monster in my sleep.)
GETTING AROUND to be wonderful horse weather. Would
like to just ride out into the plain (plain palms here) and let the
world go by. (In Tampa it's spelled "BUF.") Oh, well, one
day it will happen again.
FOOTBALL SATURDAY. The North and the South vie to
see who gets the most bruises. For weeks now, 60 odd (we don't
mean strange) men have been gruntin' and groanin' to get into
shape for this first game. It should be good, and it will be at the
AWUTC football field at Fifth and "0". Turn out and see a good
JUST CAME in from the woods (some of you guys are gonna
say, "How does this guy jump from one paragraph to another in a
split second and 20 miles?") but I pop in and out, and when the
editor catches me he makes me sit down and write. (Well, he
makes me sit down, there is some deep dark something within me
that makes me do the things I do to a piece of paper.) I'm gonna
take a course pretty soon in editor dodging. He is by far one of the
oddest characters I have ever met. The things he does. Can you
imagine any clear thinking normal person playing golf at nine in
the evening while the stars are trying hard to let the earth know
that all is not dark? There he is, club in hand, glassy stare on
his face, and then the MPs close in on him and just as he is about
to recite "Ave.Maria" they nab him. (All of which makes no sense
at all, but it does fill space.) Besides I have been looking for the
opportunity to put the bee on the bird for a month. "Coming
LOTS OF NEW WACs. Every time the paper goes to press,
there are new girls to write about. They are a smart bunch too.
In the crew that has recently arrived we have found some darned
good softball players. They have been sandlot artists, profes-
.sionals, and just players, but they are all good, and now look out
for the GAL Detachment.
BY THE WAY, one of the finest woman swimmers in the area
is right in the orderly room of the WAC. Lieutenant Dorothy Por-
ter really makes the Coast Guard look twice when she swims by.
An excellent officer, well liked by everyone, she gets this week's
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAYrOCTOBER 28, 1943
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503d Finds 521 Who Can
Work Stove, Brandt a Pa
By CPL. WILLIAM SCHWARTZ
Everybody in the 2d Reporting Co., 503d SAW, was so het up about the weather
this week that the one great activity indulged in by the personnel was keeping in the
proximity of 98.6. We finally found a 521 who knew how to start a fire in our barracks
stove, bless him, and we sat around exchanging tall tales most of the week.
We're sure the Chamber of Commerce has a natty'explanation for this unusual
weather, but there's nothing in its illustrated brochures on how to stand reveille in
Florida and be happy. It. took Sgt. Shoninger 12 minutes to, say "here" this morning,
and they say the sergeant is hot-blooded too.
Several of the officers were a
little chagrined since the last edi- S EL TIM E R 828TU
tion because they've been making
news themselves and no mentionSWELL TIME F R 828TH
was made of it. .... .. .
BRANDT'S A PAPA
Lieutenant Brandt, S-3, is the
bouncing papa of a bouncing boy
-now three editions old. The
lieutenant made with the cus-
tomary stogies, and since cigars
are my favorite Florida fruit, I
hope the lieutenant will continue
to increase his Table of Organiza-
Major Helton, S-3 executive,
is on leave, and by the time we
go to press, there is scheduled
to be a Mrs. Helton. Since
Florida is the last place you
would find orange blossoms, all
members of the S-3 Section
wish to give a bouquet of good-
luck and happiness to the bride
and groom. .
Wethinks Lieutenant Crowle,
S-1, is top man on the girls' list.
He outranks Victor Mature too.
Corporal B lo o d (Analysis)
finally paid us the 43 cents he
owed since he found out we write
a gossip column. He's the one
who sings in his sleep. He has
switched from hot licks to hymns
since the KP list took effect.
BARRY STUDIES ITALIAN
Corporal Barry, S-3, our cham-,
pion high jumper, not only is
studying Italian at the 2d Train-
ing Batallion, but also is weigh-
ing the possibility of whether a
bottle of olive oil will give him
that Latin look.
Have you seen Pfc. Baykow-
ski's (S-1) etchings? They're
in his foot locker. The boy is
a runner-up for Petty, but he
ought to dress his masterpieces
for the winter-if he can get
clothes to stretch the width of
his imagination. He certainly
gives his voluptuous ladies the
benefit of any doubt.
Scallions to those few and far
between soldiers who don't know
when they've had enough. It's a
lot of fun starting, but the beauty
of it is knowing when to stop.
Happily enough, this little lecture
doesn't apply to any AW Head-
quarters personnel, but we're
hoping that a few other readers
will take note.
Tampactivities: The three
glamor boys from Central Files
sipping spaghetti, and filing gen-
erous portions of it oi their shirt.
How rugged! Sergeant Tobin
(Adjutant's Section) at the USO
as always trying to bring happi-
iess into the lives of as many
girls as possible-or is he kid-
ding? Lieutenant Buck (Commu-
nications Section) Sundaying on
Franklin Street and catching the
eye of the feminine population
with his six feet and then some.
Captain Crosby. (S-3) wearing a
beautiful Army nurse on his
pulse.- Us spending our day off
with a Tampastunner in the book
department of Maas Brothers.
One of us is intellectual. Major
Duggar (Flight Officer) with the
family and a big box of popcorn,
trying to execute a column right
through the crowd in front of
Lt. L. M. Blitz
Of 6-Pound Child
There'll be another secretary in
AWUTC's S-4, if the war lasts
long enough. For, on October 20,
a six-pound, five-ounce daughter
was born at Clearwater to Lt. and
Mrs. L. M. Blitz.
She has been named Mary
Anne. Lieutenant Blitz is in the
motor section of S-4. He and
his family reside at Dunedin.
MMMMMM! What a spread the 828th Guard Squadron
will have when they turn out for a squadron party tonight.
Invitations say, "A light buffet supper will be served."
With the 828th's unrivaled reputation for pleasant repasts,
we can bet there'll be a busy chow line there.
COME, COME, Lieutenant Lane, don't tell us the boys have
you on KP? In preparation for the big blowout, even the
mess officer wields a mean potato-peeling knife. That's
First Sergeant Hutson assisting. What a sack of potatoes!
They'll be done to a turn, by partytime tonight.
YANKWIZ ASTP Now Under
By BOB HAWK
1. Give within two the number
of keys that a standard piano has.
2. There is only one point in
the United States where four
states touch. Three of these states
are Colorado, Arizona and New
Mexico. What is the fourth state?
3. Is a sand hog an animal or a
4. Do the stripes on the legs of
a zebra go up and down or
5. Was Winston Churchill the
only child of Lord and Lady Ran-
6. Is it true that lobsters can
7. If you hated women, would
you be called a misogynist?
8. If you hated men, would you
be called an amanuensis?
9. What time was it when the
mouse ran up the clock?
10. Under the same conditions,
which balloon would break first
on a hot sunny day-a black one
or a white one?
(Answers on page 11)
Sergeant Joe Louis and Cpl.
Ray Robinson will conclude the
first phase of this schedule of
boxing exhibitions early in No-
vember after reaching the Pacific
The Army Specialized Training
Program, formerly handled by
the Base Classification Office, is
now under the jurisdiction of the
Base Schools Office, Capt. Wil-
liam Hensch announced recently.
Men interested in applying for
training in. highly specialized
technical fields will be advised
by T/5 Gladys Edge. The un-
derstanding WAC, thoroughly
versed in the necessary proced-
ures for ASTP application, will
aid you in securing the proper
forms and information.
Submarine 'Bites' Line
From Fishing Boat
MONTAUK, N. Y.--(CNS)-
Capt. Carl Creaser of East Hamp-
ton and the crew of his fishing
smack Adelaide T were taken for
a wild ride the other afternoon
when their fishing net became
entangled in the submerged
structure of a U. S. Navy sub-
marine. The Adelaide T was
towed at a mad rate through the
water for 40 minutes before the
sub broke surface and the nets
piVpEY yo,& 0Co p no
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(Author's note: Due to the fact that Pvt. Mustygoolp
Vitfit el Pazzbelch has disregarded all my advice and gone
back to Homely Harry's Bullberger stand to have two or
three of his Stump Lifter Cocktails, the while having his
right leg half sawed, off by Homely Harry, we must per-
force (some word) omit the customary question and answer
department in this week's customary serious thought depart-
ment of this newspaper and direct Pazzbelch further along
the road to Shangri-La.)
And now, my fine bootgooch friend, Pazzbelch, I have
warned you repeatedly that as you approach the hind road
to Shangri-La you will have to deal with these furious
people who will try to foil you in reaching your destination.
In the first place you will meet next the mop man. This
fellow mops walls. He will have his pail and mop and Jhe
will be standing beside this road constructed by the "Hey!-
What-Goes-On-Here?"-People (those people who were born
while checking into a hotel under a fictitious name and
having the house detective. break in on them at 4 A. M.)
and this mop and pail man (who refuses to mop floors) will
demand that you lead him to a wall. He will then mop it.
Then you must run very fast to get to the clock farm. This far-
mer, by the name of Acting-Moron,Goolsbatch Gank, has several
alarm clock trees, grown through his process of.planting alarm clock
springs. He also thinks he can cultivate some orange-colored bull
But you must not have too much truck with Acting-Moron
Gank because you must swim in the glue and soup river until you
come to this hissing person. All his life this hissing person has run
around hissing at people. He believes he is the reincarnation of a
You are now getting closer to Shangri-La. Pay no attention to
a fellow who will be coming along with a beet for a head and trying
to sing "Old Man Mose Is Alive." This fellow's head is really a beet
and the OPA is trying to convict him. Then you will come to Rod-
erick Goosenang who will tell you of a grand scheme whereby he
has taken a lease on a volcano in Mexico and he intends to run a
pipe line into these United States and pipe this hot lava so we can
heat the entire United States for free. Roderick will try to make an
appointment with you to meet him at Silly Solly's, have you bring
MY fee and then palm you off to the Singing Monster, who will
hole you up in a flop house and tie you down and make you listen
to his singing of his new number which is his Mongarian translation
of "Old Man Mose Is in a Cistern."
Circumvent these varlets.
Then you must double-time up the road until you come to Ool
SmilP's father-in-law, who will be coaching an earball team. This
earball team will have just defeated Slimey Sangvatch's great fool-
ball team. The earball team made this win possible because they
continuously eat Professor Lardsoup's manfratch sandwiches. These
sandwiches are made out of Spanish Moss, two hangover and the
symptoms of heat rash.
But you still are not in the clear. You will then come close
to a grapefruit storm (these grapefruits are hurled indiscriminately
by the Laughing People). These Laughing People were born in a
prematurely bursted feater bed.
Now that you have eluded these uncanny characters you must
prepare to out-fox this fellow with ingrown fingers who will be
carrying eight pounds of sand salad for Henry Blootsnang's horse.
But, while out-foxing this sand-salad fellow, the mop and pail
.man will descend on you again and demand that you produce a
wall, at once, for him to mop.
But you can rid yourself of him by simply telling him that you
have an appointment which must be filled at once yesterday where-
by you must immediately sharpen a large amount of water towers.
This will elude him.
Incidentally, I just got a call from Swamp No. 7 saying that I
am needed at once to referee a strangling match between one frog
and a large number of oak trees. Read next week's directions and if
you need a night's sleep you might call on John Fut de Boomstaff's
uncle, who shares a cabin with Roger, the Green Baboon. Your fee
for your night's lodging with the Green Baboon and John Fut de
Boomstaff's uncle will be for the small sum of one beef stew island
entirely surrounded by water. If you don't have this island handy
come to Silly Solly's tonight, bring my fee, and I will transfer such
an island to you.
By the way, have you met Prof. The-Human-Coffee-Pot? He is
a graduate of the University-Which-Tells-You-How-to-Dive-Head-
First Into a- Drained Swimming -Pool-and-Guarantee-to-Knock-
Your-Brains-Out. Prof. The-Human-Coffee-Pot got that way by
getting boiling angry and then quick-like taking advantage of his
boiling proclivities and putting a pot of coffee on his head. He will
be at Silly Solly's tonight, sitting in booth minus X-3, with Tilda.
By 4th Officers
Playing their usual fine brand
of ball, the Fourth Training Bat-
talion's Terrific Ten overcame a
three-run splurge by the 484th
Officers in the first inning and
went on to win a hard-fought con-
test in Swamp Thirteen Saturday
morning by the score of 10-6.
The Fighting Fourth's officers
let the ball roll around in the
first inning to let the losers take
a three-run jump, but coming
back in the last half of the same
frame, collected four blows and
three free trips for four runs.
Never again were they threatened
as Lt. Phillips held the visitors to
four scattered hits in the remain-
ing six innings. The 484's strug-
gled valiantly trying McCarthy,
Eckerle and Shea as hurlers but
it was to no avail, and the vic-
tors were able to collect 11 hits
of which four were garnered by
the heavy bat of Lt. Halsted. Lt.
Eastman had the only double
for the winners, and Lt. Kurpiew-
ski had two hits to take second
honors. Hitting for the mourn-
ers was led by Burke with a dou-
ble and single, and Riedman with
A return game has been sched-
uled by these two teams for the
amphitheater of Swamp Thirteen
Saturday at 11 a.m.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
On Leisure Time
The men of Battalion headquarters and Plotting Com-
pany of 570SAW bid welcome to 1st Lt. Howard C. Agne,
who has assumed command of the company.
Lieutenant Agne replaces 1st Lt. Lester S. Morgan,
who had assumed command c
By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
If the Army had a specifi-
cation serial number' for
"miracle men," Pfc. Gus
DeRidder would certainly
qualify for it. A last minute
revamping of the 69th AAF
Band's touch-football team
put Gus in charge of the
band's athletic destiny, and
a seemingly foredoomed
squad suddenly came to life.
Captain Gus sparked the
team with a "do-or-die" spirit
which put the 903d Quartermaster
team on the short end of the 7-6
score following our initial league
-oiddling Erny Giuliano, center
man on the line, was flanked on
the right by Little Bob Budnik
and Big Bob Ludwig; the left side
of the line was prettiedd up" by
Chubby Saxist Costello and T/Sgt.
Ellie Eaton. The band's "dreamy"
backfield was made up of half-
backs Sgt. Mosquito Ferris and
Pfc. Jerry Becker, with Sgt. Jerry
Sedlak calling the signals from
the quarterback position-"Mir-
acle Man" Gus DeRidder did his
chores as fullback. Pfc. Adelbert
Woodke and Pvt. Frank Zecchino
were the "bench-warmers" who
forgot to bring a bench along.
Although the game was not
marked by any sensational plays
or long gains, Big Bob Lud-
wig's kicking and Sergeant
Ferris' pass snatching were out-
standing features of the game.
The "Mosquito" scored for the
69'ers on an intercepted pass,
and Erny Giuliano added the
point after touchdown. Hats
off to Cpl. Joe Owings and Pfc.
Norman Nailor, acting water-
boys who doubled as cheering
section for the 69'ers.
All bruises incurred during the
course of the game were purely
and thoroughly "simulated"-
even to the point of a couple of
our hadies going on sick call (ask
"C. D. D." Costello and Captain
"Gus" about their operations).
)f Company C.
The company has been in for
some extensive training, what
with drills, lectures on every sub-
ject that a good soldier should
know. Some of the boys have
been giving up their evenings to
gain a little knowledge.
This reporter hears mention of
a new extra-curricular night
school, with class sessions every
night on a variety of subjects.
In the springtime a young
man's fancy turns to love.
Springtime or not, furlough
time is always a good time to
renew old friendships. Sgt.
Pecquet left for his old home in
New Orleans to renew some of
those good old civilian friend-
ships while S/Sgt. Silvestri is
furloughing in the "Land of the
Lakes." We hope they are hav-
ing a good time.
Company A would like to an-
nounce its list of interesting per-
sonalities discovered in the past
week. Corporal Bell, a former
cowpuncher and rodeo winner.
Pfc. Harrison the man with the
biggest tootsies on the field.
Private Lyons, Co. A's new mail
clerk, is to be complimented on
the great job he is doing. Lyons
doesn't say much about it, but if
you ask him I'll bet you that he'll
confirm the fact that he became
a proud poppa not so long ago.
Company A challenges the
battalion to a volley ball game.
The company takes occasion to
welcome back Cpl. Trail after
his thirty-day convalescent fur-
Ohio Leads 5 8 8 th Awards
Once again, we come to promotions in the 588th SAW; their new grades precede
their names. This time, Ohio leads the Parade with four favorite sons. They are T/Sgt.
Robert H: Ritter of Youngstown; S/Sgt. Robert C. Berresford of East Palestine; S/Sgt.
Kenneth F. Hansen of Toledo and S/Sgt. Herman J. Schneider of Cleveland.
New York is sa close second
with three successful candidates.
They are T/Sgt. William Kono-
witz of Corona, Long Island,
which is part of New York city;
S/Sgt. Victor Goldberg of Brook-
lyn, which is the largest Borough
of New York City and one of
the largest cities in the world
in its own right (NOTE: The
writer does not come from Brook-
lyn); and Sgt. Robert A. Gibeault
Arizona has one representative.
He is S/Sgt. James L. McCabe of
California presents T/Sgt.
Michael P. Hayes of Oakland and
Tennessee is proud of Cpl. James
L. McTyier of Memphis. S/Sgt.
Helmer A. Wenaas of Maryville
puts North Dakota on the pro-
motion list while T/Sgt. Morris
Gontarsky of New Britain does
the same thing for Connecticut.
And in closing, Wisconsin gives
you S/Sgt. Orville W. Yingling
Our congratulations and best
wishes to Sgt. John W. McKinney
Jr., Sgt. Edward J. Monahan and
1st Sgt. Joseph E. Green. These
three became husbands recently.
Also, we extend a sincere wel-
come to their wives to join the
large circle of Army wives in
the Tampa Area.
There seems to be a matri-
monial wave engulfing this bat-
talion because in addition to the
marriages listed above, we have
any number of soldiers who are
ready and willing and the girl
has been selected-or vice versa-
included in this group are Cpl.
Curtis W. Clinton, Cpl. J. Joseph
Brogger and T/5 John F. Carey.
T/5 Rollie Henderson of S-4 at
Headquarters returned from a 15
day furlough. He says that he
had a, good time and looks
pleased. We are glad to have
The Officers and Enlisted Men
of this battalion have been very
busy on the Range. All of them
have been doing well and are
really enjoying it. Everybody
realizes the importance of being
a good shot and welcomes an
opportunity for additional experi-
This battalion is proud of the
fact that it has sent many of its
men to various Officer Candidate
Schools. This week we are
pleased to announce that T/4
William J. Keating has left for
the Air Force Administration
School. We wish him success and
will be happy to hear of his prog-
ress. In the next issue of Echoes
the reader will be introduced to
more of our EM through the
medium of "Portraits."
decided to come out to the field
Speaking of wearing pants,
T/Sgt. Walk came in the other
morning and when asked what
happened to his seat, he re-
plied, he didn't know. The
story came out later that the
little mite next door to his
home in town had painted
happy birthday on his trousers
while they had been hanging
on the clothes line. Cheeky,
We all dislike the thought of
having to be away from our
homes for Xmas and apparently
Sgt. Walters is no exception. He
hung a pair of socks out last
night and woke up' this morning
to find two birds, one in each
Third FC Mixes Corn With Gossip
By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER And
Wanta hear the best radio programs and the solid off the
n a tMore
tunes? Tune in Station W-O-L-F, you can always get a their e:
It was a surprised Amster who picked up last week's to s/se
ECHOES and saw Sgt. Frank Guercio of the Third FC in erick I
connection with being named a neat G. I. by a "mysterious rick, ai
WAC." (Personal comment, thanks, gal, for hunting him Duncan
up.) Looks like Cpl. Bob O'Rourke will have to share that and is
distinction now. Francis
Will the free maternity service guidance of Capt. Erickson and Mrs. Do
at several of the local hospitals Lt. Wicks. Growing pains at the us to
and the increased dependency al- Squadron: We've expanded to naval s
lowances lead to an eventual in- 6 (count 'em) barracks!
crease in the distribution 6f con- The new Base edict on wearing Sgt.
gratulations and cigars for the ties caught S/Sgt. Mal Holden the from f
squadron's married men? first day. Holden, leaving the
ALREADY SHARED Base in his car, had his tie hang-FIG
The "Share-a-Ride" campaign ing from the rearview mirror.
is no news to Cpl. Jim Langston But the East Gate M. P. said "nix"
or Cpl. Claude Johnson. They al- and took Holden's pass from him.
ways give lifts to those going Sgt. Walter Dorwart (ask him so
their way on the Base. what his weight losing formula
Growing pains at headquar- is) still cuts quite a dashing fig-
ters: Statistical Section comes ure on the dance floor. Visiting
into being as an offshoot of A-1 a Lakeland USO dance, Walt Ri
and is under the competent showed up the local dandies by
"He tracks do flight 250 miles away, gives ya height and
number, all on one damn ear trumpet."
nabbing second in a big waltz
Lucky Fred Huber returned
from furlough just in time to win
the four bucks football pool for
last week at Headquarters. Back
from furlough last week came
Bernard Grossman, his wife and
baby with him, but he left his
mustache in NYC as a remem-
Art Riddick still holds the
title of "Champ Shoe Shiner."
Have you seen his super glossed
Castagna is the latest to show
the boys how NOT to drive a
Lt. Colley moved from the An-
nex to Hq. with a ban--literally.
That firecracker that exploded
under Lt. Roth's chair had some-
thing to do with it. Yep, our
bones are creaking and groaning
under those P. T. exercises. And
too, the good lieutenant is also
coaching the squadron basketball
Meanwhile down to the Annex
and the Signal Office from A-1
went Sgt. Joe Sintic and Cpl.
Oh boy, only four days to Eagle
Tom Willoughby marking
days until his furlough.
boys left last week with
yes turned aloft and anxi-
ooking for pilot wings. This
's goodby and good flying
t. Earl Duncan, Sgts. Rod-
Munroe and George Em-
nd Cpl. Paden Epps.
i. Bob Parsons moved into
i's vacated room in B-i
now partners with Sgt.
SLong. Bob's namesake,
orothy Parsons, soon leaves
min her sailor husband who
transferred to a Virginia
Abe Sancton returned
urlough in the "Big City"
(he saw one World Series game
too) just in time to install the
stove at the Flight Section.
Kibitzers, Sgts. Milliken and
Nixon, and Pfc. Tom Milieto
all watched but wouldn't raise
a finger to assist.
A faithful correspondent in
the dayroom is Pfc. Rembert
Humphries who nightly pours
his heart out to his wife via
Report from Station Hosiptal.
Lt. Edward Bartl was confined
there for several days last week.
Sgt. Sam Duke is still over in
Ward B-15. How's about a few
of the boys dropping over to see
,HTING FOURTH WINS
)FTBALL GAME, 12-1
By PVT. EDWARD J. CARLIN Jr.
ipley said the word for the incident of the Saturday
oon softball game in Swamp Thirteen when the Fourth
ng Cadre met the Fourth Headquarters Complement
regular enlisted men's game.
several years ago Petey Dype, hurler for the Fighting
is EM club was a chum and schoolmate of Joe Pink-
hurler for the opponent of the day.
This happened back in Detroit,
and when they met again here at
Drew, chums and mate business
took a back seat as Petey's boys
slammed out a 12-1 win over the
radar boys. The score is no in-
dication of the type of game as
the losers hit safely five times,
topped by the victors by one
Free, passes due to the wild-
ness of the losing tosser gave
the Fourth boys their edge in
the third and fifth innings as
they scored 3 and 7 runs on
1 and 2 hits respectively. In
the strikeout department Pin-
kava was supreme with eight
fanouts to one for Dype.
This was the first meeting be-
tween the two teams, and a re-
turn game is scheduled this com-
ing Bathday afternoon.
The Cooks from Kitchen No. 24
and the Pillrollers from Dispen-
sary No. 7 are tied up with one
win apiece in their bloody tussle
to see which is the "goodest'' in
softball in Swamp Thirteen. This
series is being conducted by the
Physical Training Department of
the Fourth Signal AW Training
Battalion, and a spirited rivalry
now exists between the two out-
The first game resulted in a
runaway for the Medics by an
18-4 score, while the second
game went to the Hash-dispen-
sers by a 7-3 tally. The third
game is scheduled for Wednes-
Both teams will be watching the
results of the other in its game
with the Training Cadre Team
as the Cooks will face the Cadre
club Monday, and the Medics will
take the Cadre on the following
day on the Swamp Thirteen dia-
503 Day Room 'Wonderful'
SGT. JOSEPH L. ALDINI
Buttons are popping all over the area and with good
reason. We are all proud here in the 503rd to have a
-wonderful day room. A matter of a couple of weeks ago,
all we had was a bare room with four walls..
Today, we have a beautiful
room with soft, red leather cush- possible and for their ceaseless
ions, a ping pong table (and efforts to further other types of
balls), writing desks, a pool table, entertainment.
a tremendous assortment of read- Yo truly ha it from reliable
ing material and all that goes to ours.truly has it thom reliable
make that fraternal atmosphere or so, a dance is to be given in
which is so notably sensed as one o a dance s to be given
enters the building. our day Room.
enters the building. Everyone is wondering what
Lt. L. E. Schwab, of the Com- happened at the home of T/Sgt.
munications Company, and Lt. "Red" Williams one night last
E. G. Berger, Special Services week? Who wears the pants in
your house Sgt? What? Oh, you
Officer, are to be congratulated lost the key and you didn't want
for making so homey a retreat to awaken the household, so you
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THL
WAC Warriors After Strenuous Work
WACs, too, despite their arduous duties of war work,
take time off for needed recreation. The photographer
went along with this pair of Drew Field women warriors
and his results are pictured below. Soldiers of Drew
have found the WACs efficient, capable, and determined
to do their best in winning the war; Clearwater, popular
to all soldiers, is the locale of these pictures. Featured
are Sgt. Mary Pedron and Pfc. Blanche McPeek, both
cooks at the Drew Field WAC messhall.
Sgt. Pedron believes in taking advantage of a Cook's
tour while Pfc. McPeek agrees with the pleasures of
"That's one of the reasons we like the Army," they
said. "It gives one an opportunity to see new and unique
Recently the WACs of Drew-have expanded and
many jobs now handled by these efficient workers have
WACs are accepted now, after the initial indoctrina-
tion from soldiers, as a vital part of the war effort. The
work they do is as important as that of an old timer, and
they know the harder they work the sooner the war will
"WHOA THERE!" Better carry a rear view mirror on that
tandem from now on. Two WACs on a bicycle was the shot
the photographer wanted, but the GIs descended like Orson
Welles' Men-From-Mars and the photographer says they
were 12 feet tall.
TWO TOWELS and two suits-feminine kind. Mr. Samuel
G. Dunseath (left) is the official greeter and director of rec-
reation at the Servicemen's Center in Clearwater. With all
the other good people of that magic town, he's a modern
Aladdin with a lamp when it comes to taking care of the
boys and girls in uniform.
BESIDES TAKING back a lot of memories of a wonderful
time, the sergeant and the private borrowed some books
from the library. Here, Mrs. Margaret Zimmerman, libra-
rian and princess charming of the service center talks over
the latest in good reading, all contributed by the citizenry
"W- .-- s~owlrc
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS, Nos. 1 and 4
Thursday, Oct. 28-"Hya, Sailor!" Elyse Knox,Donald Woods;
"Texas Kid," Johnny Mack Brown.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30-"Girl Crazy," Mickey
Rooney, Judy Garland, Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra.
Sunday, Oct. 31-"Tornado," Chester Morris, Nancy Kelly.
Monday, Nov. 1-"Young Ideas," Mary Astor, Herbert Marshall .
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 2 and 3-"Flesh and Fantasy,"
Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28 and 29-"Tornado," Chester
Morris, Nancy Kelly.
Saturday, Oct. 30-"Young Ideas," Mary Astor, Herbert
Sunday and Monday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-"Flesh and Fantasy,"
Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson.
Tuesday, Nov. 2-"You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith"-Alan
Jones, Evelyn Ankers.
Wednesday, Nov. 3-"Princess O'Rourke," Olivia De Haviland,
Robert Cummings, Jack Carson.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATER, No. 7 (Colored)
Saturday, Oct. 30--"We've Never Been Licked," Anne Gwynne.
Noah Beery Jr.
Sunday and Monday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-"Destroyer," bril-
liant star cast.
Tuesday, Nov. 2-"Fallen Sparrow," brilliant cast.
Wednesday, Nov. 3-"Larceny With Music," Alan Jones, Kitty
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
US O CLUB, 433 Third street south. Writing room, pool, games,
mailing service, sewing service, stationery, shaving service, etc.
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
FRIDAY, October 29
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Special Party Dance Orchestra, PIER
7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.rh. The Music Hour. Listen to your favorite
recording. USO CLUB.
SATURDAY, October 30
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 31
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Coffee Hour, Sunday papers. HOME CENTER.
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 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. HOMIE CENTER.
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Snack Supper. USO CLUB.
7:00 p.m. Informal Party-Sing-Refreshments. PIER
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Informal Dancing. USO CLUB.
MONDAY, November 1
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Game night. PIER CENTER.
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, November 2
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Informal Dancing. Games. PIER CENTER.
Dancing class. USO CLUB.
WEDNESDAY, November 3
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.
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dance-Orchestra. PIER CENTER.
THURSDAY, November 4
8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dick Spencer's Orchestra. USO CLUB.
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Games and Informal Dancing. PIER CENTER.
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.
Women's Residence Club
The Women's Residence club, 820 South Rome avenue, operated
by the National Catholic Community Service, USO, is operated for
the wives, mothers, relatives and friends of the Service Men.
Mrs. Sarah Schaefer, Director, extends a welcome to all wives,
mothers, sweethearts and friends of Service Men as well as girls in
defense work. Rooms upstairs 50c a night, downstairs 75c a night.
Cooking privileges arl laundry privileges. Accommodations for
.women with babies-50c a night for the mother and 25c for the
child. Service available for from one night to three weeks.
*Main Bev. and
Clothing ..... 2nd & Ave.
Main Mdse, and Spec.
Order Dept... .2nd & Ave.
*No. 1 ........... 8th & Ave.
*No. 2 ........ Area F on Ave.4
No. 3 ............8th & Ave.
No. 4 .......... E-lst & Ave.
No. 5 ............Camp DeSot
No. 6.............. Plant Fie
No. 8 ............4th & Ave..
*No. 9 .........Hosp. Area-B-
*No. 10 ............1st & Ave.
*No. 11 ...........2nd &
No. 12 .............Flig
No. 15 .............WAC
3rd F. C. ....... 3 F. C.
Filling Sta.. Ave. J at E. Fenc
*-Branches with Soda Fountai
or Beer Gardens.
Friday, October 29, 8:15 p.m.
Lucy Sinclair Presents
Saturday, October 30, 8:15 p.m.-
Gale Armour Presents -i
Sunday, October 31, 8:15 p.m.
A. W. Melody Hour
Monday, November 1, 8-30 p.m.
Norman Kirkonnell Presents
Tuesday, November 2, 9'00 p.m.
Marion Lohrig Presents
Wednesday, November 3, 8:15 p.m
Thursday, November 4. 8:30 p.m.-
Music, Mirth and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE
Thursday, October 28, 8:15 p m.
Concert; Arlington Rollman and
Mabe. E. Nicks
Friday, October 29, 8.15 p.m.-
Saturday, October 30, 8:30 p.m.-
Sunday, October 31, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, November 1, 8:15 p.m.--
Tuesday, November 2, 8:15 p.m.-
Concert of recorded music
Wednesday, November 3,- 8:15
Clearwater is opening its doo
to Drew soldiers with a gigantic
Halloween party this Saturday, i
was announced yesterday. Th
party begins at 8 p.m. and end
at 11 p.m. at the city auditorium
All soldiers are invited, with doo
prizes, refreshments and favorS
to be part of the evening's enter-
Automatic Chisels Cut
Balloon Cables for Planes'
LONDON. (CNS) BritisH
bombers now can shoot their way
through barrage balloon cables
with a device that operates like
a Rube Goldberg invention. The
gadgets are short plugs placed
along the front wing edge against
which the balloon cables catch
with great impact due C '
plane's speed. The impact
a trigger which sets off an e3x
plosive. in the wing. The explo-
sion drives forward a tiny steel
chisel which cuts the cable.
John Darling Lodge, F. an#
A.M., 610 Madison street, Tampa
extends fraternal greetings anM
welcome to all Mason brothers
An invitation is extended to atl
tend the weekly Wednesday nigli
^ rV" "
Monday through Saturday, 7:0S
A.M. WFLA "Drew Field
Thursday, 10:35 A.M.-WDAE
-465th Army Air Force Band. ,
Thursday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
"This is NOT The Army."
Saturday, 7:30 P.M.-WFLA-:
"Wings and Flashes." .
Sunday, 12:45 noon-WFLA-
rAULCur l 1 1
SDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION
Information for Service Men and Women at Defense Recreation
office, 312 Madison street; Tourist Information Center, 429 West
Lafayette street; USO clubs and USO traveler's aid, 502 Florida
avenue; Air Base bus station and Union bus station.
Shaving, shower, and shoe shine equipment at USO, 607 Twiggs
street; 506 Madison street; 214 North Boulevard and Christian Serv-
ice Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
Kitchen, laundry, ironing and sewing facilities for all service
men, women and families at 607 Twiggs street.
Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men
or women and their families who would like a home-cooked meal-
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694
Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service
Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and
7 p.m. each evening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross
at USO, 607 Twiggs street. Shopping service and package wrap-
ping at all USO clubs and Christian Service Center.
New officers' lounge open daily at the Elks' club.
Thursday, Oct. 28-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
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. 29--
10:30 a.m-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street.
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
6:00 p.m.-Fish fry, 821 So. Rome.
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Music and Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street; dance
on patio, orchestra, 506 Madison street; party, Chris-
tian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; bingo, re-
freshments, Navy Mothers' club, 3051L Water street.
8:30 p.m.-Weekly musical, 214 North Boulevard.
Saturday, Oct. 30-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
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. 31-
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, 305% 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.
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, Nov. 1-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
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, Nov. 2-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Tampa Chess club, DieSoto 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, Nov. 3-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon. 607 Twiggs street.
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.
Aboard the good ship "El Dodo" for a cruise around the bay. Her skipper, Mr. D. M.
Hasbrouck of Clearwater, has invited the gal-soldiers to try their luck at sailoring. Fair
ship, fair weather, and fair ladies made it al seem like something out of Hollywood.
It's coffee and doughnut time now at the Clearwater Servicemen's Center. Some of the
GIs look hungry like wolves. Could it be the doughnuts they're after? Look at the gu)
on the extreme left. Why grandma, what big eyes you have!
,A IN '
This picture began as QUOTE two WACs alone on the beach UNQUOTE. So the pho-
tographer sat them down, looked through his finder, and found the girls looking lone-
some. So he set his camera at 1-100th of a second, clicked it, and then quick like a bunny
made himself at home next to Sergeant Mary Pedron before the thing went off. The
other guy? He's a signalman from The Great Homestead who sent himself in by Morse
PAGE TEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
.i Sic Sea Sick Sammy
,. QI Of Info Center
We're speechless (or, as nearly Stars in H history
1 so as ever we've been), now that
Pfc. Leta Dean is scooping us
I_--. with her ever-so-popular "WAC By SGT. WALTER H. GROSSFELD
Rag." It's strictly for WAC With the transfer of First Sergeant Jack Goodman to
scrutiny, it claims, but we-note
that even Colonel Asp has passed other pastures ,the East Information Center is left without
very favorable judgment. Good the benefits of a top-kick. Chief Draftsman Tony Jamgot-
Suck-, Leta-( heh heh we can chian is acting top-man of the outfit until the vacancy is
see she hardly needs our sweet-
talking; already, she has stolen officially filled. Tony.continues to direct the Drafting De-
all printable news, before we apartment in addition to the new duties.
could get it into type!) In line with the refresher
Gosh, how these Army ser- course in basic soldiering being admit it or not. Born in Russia
S-- giants seem to rate with the carried on at the East I.C., the en- or Poland (they've never been
Headquarters girls! We like Jean tire gang hiked to Egypt Lake able to decide which country the
Jedde's taste in Staff Sergeants, Saturday afternoon. Not in line town was in) 32 years ago, Sam
and Pat O'Connor seems to be with the program,, however, were made the trip to America when
doing all right with that Tech. the two rattlesnakes killed by the only two years old. "Rough trip,"
Most popular Headquarters fearless 50 which brought the says Sam. He is still sea-sick.
sergeant is affable Sgt. Joe total up to three rattlers and one By the way he appraises GI show,
Byrne. With that winning Irish six-foot water snake (breed un- you can tell what Snyder's civil-
grin and New York accent, he identified) in the last two weeks. ian profession was. He managed
Smoke w h e n conversing managed to wangle luncheon at Taken away on furlough busi- a chain-restaurant.
the WAC mess hall twice in one ness are Sergeant Austin Land, Sam's special interest, besides
with a superior officer--be week. The first time, he was Cpl. Pete Zippo and Pvt. Joe his ife, his child, his work, his
fore he invites you to? escorted to mess by T/5 Dorothy Roerhich, Pete on an emergency. looks and a half-dozen other-
Myers, after which Rimini and That trio's been gone almost two things is history-strictly a high-
Rooney stole him away for a weeks and yesterday Corporals class character, you see. Sam has
Joe still found it necessary to and Pfc. Gerald Fincham took off known as a "global mind, which
^ advertise for a wife, via the Rag. with the same thing in mind. so far as we can figure out means-
Sounds like a put-up job to us! Private Perc Langley has moved that he can tell you anything
D r p S Noted in the mess hall: Arlene his barracks bags to the city. about any place anywhere in the
Huss has been "drumming up Wife's here. Private First Class world-uoops, sorny, we mean
business" for the WAC mess hall Paul Schmidt has that gleam in "globe."
again. (As if they needed it!) his eye and walks around mut- "
Of all its press agents, none does tering about apartments, hotel A mighty handy gent to have
.a more perfect job than Arlene rooms, ration books and tele- around, these days. Take your-
C(unless it is Lt. Metcalf!) Just grams. What could it mean? self. Let's say you were to pick
the other day, she was seen leav- Working hard like anything, up your buddy's newspaper and
In D re w o n te st g the hal with a cigar-we Sergeant Alfred Cobb, Cpl. Ros rea about what's happening to
mean, a soldier with a huge coe Buchanan and Pvt. Dale the war. You run into some story
The ECHOES uncovered about 1,000 "sad sacks" at Tampa tobacco roll-and Mildred Keiser are out at Egypt Lake that says the Yanks have landed
The ECHOES uncovered about 1,000 "sad sacks Preston, just back from furlough. helping the 566th SAW through in Ratachatmick. You open your
civilian football game at Phillips Field last Thursday. Speaking of inspections, as we Operational Training. mouth and yells, "Sam, where is
They were doing just what the "sad sack" contest has so often do, Sgt. Jeannie Cottrill ... .. thiss Ratachatmick the paper
wasn't as clever at cooking up "Ra ahatmik," yells Sam from
been preaching against. hiding places, as she thought, last Ratachatmick,"yels Sam from
Of the approximately'1,000 soldiers at the game a vast Saturday. "Tinker," that ador- the other end of the barracks, "is
majority failed to salute-when the Star Spangled Banner able bit cf kitten flff roaming group and lies off the tip of Plot-
was played. The others merely stood at attention. sented a very un-GI problem kin Island. Inhabited by a small
when it came time for formal number of friendly natives, the
You salute when the national inspection eannieslyIly sl d Island has tropical vegetation,
anthem is played as part of a 46h Bomb Group him into Harriet Picketts' locker good fishing waters, and a num-
ceremony or when it is played knowing that Harriet, on KP,; ber of small iron mines. First
at a public gathering. A football Sofb Lea wouldn't have to exhibit its ." cla angedb th leganch, thsevala
at a public gathering. A football Softball League contents. times .I now independent."
crowd is a public gathering. So In strode that modern Diana times, i no independent.
remember that and keep on the Even though the softball season (come to think about it, she'.. iStrictly a brain, this character
ball. has past, the various squadrons would make a dashing Diana!)i Snyder, strictly a brain.
Lt. Dorothy Ann Porter. Jeannie
Only 10 scant days remain in of the 46th Bomb Group have stood bravely at attention. Did
the "sad sack" contest, originated been organizing teams for further Lieutenant Porter pause to ad- i -. Lieutenant Ben Johnson, Col-
by AWUTC S-3 and sponsored by Lu d iut a nt e so C-
the ECHOES. Many men have competition. L a s t Wednesday mire open foot lockers? Did she umb ia university's greatest
suggested a name for the goon in evening, Oct. 20, the 53rd and the search for stray dust on the Big-Time-Operator of the week sprinter, recently graduated from
suggested a name for the goon in evening, Oct. 20, the 53rd and the floor? Oh, no. In one swift is Pvt. Samuel Victor Snyder, officer candidate school and now
the accompanying cartoon, but 87th squadrons held a practice movement, she planted herself who insists that Cleveland, Ohio, is studying target recognition at
the race still is wide open. game. The 87th won the game, before a blushing Jean. "Cot- is his home town whether they Camp Davis, N. C.
Many others also have sug- 7 to 0, but that did not darken trill," she demanded, "Where's
gested ideas for additional car- w n r t W ORSHIP SHOW S GIRLS
toons. the hopes of the 53rd, who con- the kitty?" Another gig for
Jean, and orchids to LieutenantWORSHIP SHOWS, GIRLS
Remember, the man who sug- tinued practicing each evening. Porter, who, we hope, is the only
gests the winning name for the More men made themselves psychic WAC officer we have!
"sad sack" will be awarded a $2 available for practice, and now O C
book of War Department Theater the 53rd is ready to take any BO KiD E "
tickets. A book of tickets also team on the base. Coach Bob Best Kitchen
will be given free to men whose Grey's eyes are open for a stellar S/SGT. ALVIN J DOWNING
ideas for cartoons are used. pitcher. AW dG T
ideas for cartoons are used. A group league is being formed Award Goes To The soldiers in Camp DeSoto's area have been the re-
up in therace for firstlace: and the 53rd Squadron will be 2. Acipients of some "mighty fine" entertainment recently. With
u in the race fin there fighting to retain the NO. an the opening of War Department Theater number 7 (one of
Pvt. Goofoff, Dreyw Drip and championship they won while at the opening of War Department Theater number 7 (one of
Drew Droop. Will Rogers Field, Okla. For the first time since the the best on Drew Field), the soldiers' morale has been
Can you top those? Why not another practice game be- Best Kitchen Flag contests started boosted to a new high.
try? There no work nove th fore the league contests begin, in AWUTC mess halls on Drew To date two orchestras have appeared on the stage,
try? There's no work involved, the 87th Bomb Squadron and the Field, the same kitchen has won
Just dream up a name for the 50th Bomb Squadron played athefl two weeksin row namely, George Cooper from St. Petersburg, and Eddie
ounmili l h ac n h a 3 to 3 e re sme d This honor goes to No. 29, which Robinson from New York-also the best of pictures have
blank. Mail the blank to Lt last Monday night, Oct. 25, and coppedthe award last week and been shown. There is not a better place on the area for
blank. Ml Coopthe blank to Lt. last Monday night, Oct. 25, and repeated this week. Mess officer
SamuelCooper, in care of the was called because of darkness iLt. Richard E. Gribble and the soldiers to spend their leisure time. There are matinees
ECHOES, Base Special Service Outstanding star of the game was
Office, 8th St. near Ave. B.d the g e mess sergeant is S/Sgt. M. D. every day at 1:30 p.m., and night performances at 7:00 p.m.
All entries must be in by No. Hardy who played tith le by smash- McLaughlin. Sunday are now becoming,
All entries mustwill be announced in g a line drive in the title by smash- Other winnersduring the past more than ever, days of appre- get in Tampa on pay days. The
7. Winners"will be announced in ing a line drive in the last inning month were No. 24 and No. 28. cited worship. With our new stuff evidently kills all reasoning
the Nov. 11 issue of the ECHOES. tocore the tying run. Lieutenant Robert A. Wallis an d ciated worship. ith our new stuff evidently kills all reasoning
Yorth of might be the winner of $2 S/Sgt. Pinchk direct the activi- chapel along wth te string ser- power and causes each victim to
worth of movie tickets ief youw ties at No. 24P while Lieut. Richt- mons of Chaplain Gibson, the sol- think he is what he is not, giving
only devote a couple of minutes Ph Officer ard W. Chiura and S/Sgt diers are getting the religious him a Joe Louis fighting spirit
to filling out the blank. There's s ard W. Chlupra and S/Sgt food necessary to make a man a mixed with a little alley fighting
nothing to it. And if you suggest Joseph Hicks are in charge at real man in these trying times, for good measure. Such a con-
a cartoon idea that is used you Announces Birth No. 28. Salutes to the officers of the coction would be good on the
get another book of movie tickets. Camp DeSoto area. These men battlefield, however the stuff is
And there are plenty first-class f J6L3 Gai Auto Couldn't Enlist are doing a fine job in "ironing no good to drink in Tampa.
pictures booked at the War De- Of 1 r der out" the difficulties that arise.
apartment Theaters. But Could Buy Bonds Don't forget men that the Chap- Remember men to buy your
So let's go. Think up that Lieutenant Charles Collins, 2d KNOXVILLE- (CNS) --Two lain is the "dumping box" for all theater coupon books pay day.
name. Fill in the blank and mail Training Bn. physical training years ago, when Rex- Hankins our problems and gripes. There are some very good pic-
it. officer, has proudly announced went .into the Army he said to Sergeant Tutson has finally to mi any of thedon I
BL R CN T DTO that he has a football candidate his brother Joe: "You can have added another pretty "do dad" hear that we are going to get a
OLDIER CONTEST EDITOR for the Amherst grid squad of my car. I guess I won't be need- to his sleeve which should keep Hammond organ for our chapel.
I think the soldier should be 1963. His wife Hope, gave birth ing it." him quiet for another moth or The Quartermaster units are
Sunday to a husky boy, which Nine months ago when Joe wasso. Sergeant Ford keeps some
called ...... ..............weighed eight and one-half called to the colors, he gave the dreamy eyes lately, I wonder getting well trained in the man-
pounds..Lt. Collins was a star car to his brother Al, who drove Army life is a really finethingualof arms. Besides becoming
.. ........................... end-at Amherst not so many years it around for a couple of months, for one of the sergeants in this qualified in the use of firearms
before he answered the colors, then enlisted in the Navy. "You area-he controls a fine lady they also use their arms to fire
My name is. ................ Lieutenant Collins has said that take the car," he said to his with all the necessities of lfe the lovelight within their girl
he can see by the gleam in the father. "Do what you want with Mny of us are contemplating friends-what about it, Private
....................... youngster's eyes that he will it." "biting him in the back." Bell?
My address is ............... make a dynamite end. Dad wanted to sell it. He did-- Something to remember A
................ Massachusetts papers please for $325, which he invested in I've often wondered what that man is never what he is supposed
................................ copy. war bonds. mixture is called that our soldiers to be but he is what he is.
DREW FIELD ECHOES,pTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
Linguists Like Learning
2 4)* I
"NOW SAY 'Bon jour, Mademoiselle,'" instructs WAC
Sgt. Madelaine E. Alexander, former resident of France.
She is instructing French classes at the Base schools office,
where foreign language classes are a
"QUIEN SABE?" questions Pfc. Louise Bracken, enthusi-
astic Spanish student. Classes in Spanish are held on
Monday and Wednesday and Tuesday and Thursday, from
7 to 8 p.m. French classes are also held on these evenings.
p.' d i If: ,4
OFFICERS and enlisted men "start from scratch" in this
Happy, informal evening class. Rank doesn't mean a thing,
when you're trying to get just the right roll to an "R." You
can check on the hours of your favorite vocabulary by call-
'On the Ball' As
By SGT. GEO. O'MEALLY
The 1873rd Engineers in
West Area are whipping
themselves into a real ready-
to-go outfit under the able
command of Major Geo. V.
Egge and a staff of fine offi-
cers. Some promotions of EM
of the organization include
the well earned ones of
S/Sgt. H. T. Carstarphen to
Construction Supervisor of
S-3; Sgt. Edward Brown, 1st
Sgt. of Co C.
Brown is better known as
"On the Ball Brown". Sgt.
Elsworth Lee was made Sup-
ply Sergeant of Co. A.
The boys are wondering just
what sort of a furlough Sgt. Lake
is having in New Jersey. Will
there be a Mrs. Lake? M/Sgt.
Charles "Want to see my Girl"
Jennings, better known as Jun--
ior, is due back this week-end
from a well earned leave to
Washington, D. C.
The recent volley of shots
heard on the range was the '73rd
boys firing for record.
Japs beware! Sergeant McKin-
ley shot 16 bulls' out of 16 shots.
As a whole, the gang made good
use of every round of ammuni-
tion. It seems as if Puller is in
line for another stripe. We may
find ourselves hitting the dirt at
3 a.m. That boy really knows how
to blow on a GI whistle.
The men of the '73rd regret
very deeply the transfer of a fine
officer and chaplain, namely, Lt.
Bradford. He has.-been a real
friend to each of us. Construction
on the new open air theater for
West Area is well under way.
Soon the boys will have a camp
of which all can be proud. A cer-
tain group of our personnel staff
seems to have found much-a-do
in Ole St. Pete these days. For
the past few weeks passes to this
fair city has been much in de-
Tampa girls please note. Lucio
"The Kid" Lima is trying very
hard to time a furlough with the
arrival of the stork in Jamaica,
N. Y., where Mrs. L. lives.
Gremlin Saunders had a birth-
day on the 20th. The cake that
his folks sent him was fit for a
king. Grem is one of the best
liked soldiers in this outfit, home-
liness and all.
In Base Signal
By PFC ED ALLERHAND
The Base Signal Office is certainly becoming a popular
place these days. Even the fellows who rarely ever showed
their faces there previously are beginning to pop in there
every so often.
We wonder if the fact that there has been an influx
of beautiful damsels into the ranks of Base Signal Office
employes recently has anything to do with it?
Could be. Anyway the office
really, has become a beehive of Rice who were formerly with the
activity in the past few weeks detachment on special duty are
and probably will remain so for now back with us again, and feel7
some time to come. ing pretty happy about the whole
LOVE IN SWING thing. They are now regular as-
This week the detachment wel- signed members of the detach-
comed back Cpl. Sammie Boles, men
who has jast returned from an
extended tour of duty at Plant llA n
Field. Sammie has so many girls "IWowee a rety
on the string now that he doesn't Pla d y A
know what to do with all of them. anne AW
He says he will probably marry
one of them soon and let the rest Officers lub
fend for themselves. Pretty cruel, s
we call it.
Pfcs. Johnny Wilson and A real old-fashioned Halloween
Charlie Parlier have signed up party and dance will be held
to take the motion picture pro- Saturday evening; beginning at
-jectionist course. That really 8:30 o'clock, at the A. W. Offi-
calls for ambition on their cers' club. All officers and
parts. After all, those boys guests are invited to attend.
work so hard on their regular In an effort to inject the mas-
jobs that it's really an effort querade motif into the occasion,
for them to take on this extra- officers' wives and other lady
curricular work. Don't strain guests are urged to be attired
yourselves, fellows, in Hallowe'en costumes and
/ Bill hs b e masks. Appropriate decorations
S/Sgt. Bill Dreyer has become and program features are being
so jealous of those boys in this arranged, and dance music will
detachment who are married and be furnished by the A. W. Dance
live with their wives in town that Band.
he has threatened to marry the Free transportation to and
first girl who "yesses." Bill must from town will be provided for
be pretty desperate. Seriously, the officers and guests. The bus
though, Bill has a girl friend back will leave the air base bus ter-
in Chicago, and she will prob- minal at 8:30, and will return
ably be Mrs. Dreyer before the minal at 8:3 d w return
new year rolls around. to town at 11:30.
PAGE WINCHELL Answers to
Corporal Charlie Heberer of the l A
telegraph section is due to be- BOB HAWK'S
come a proud papa in the near
future. Both Charlie and his wife YVAN K W IZ
hail from Missouri, but are mak-
ing their home in Tampa right 1. Eighty-eight.
now. I hope he has enough cigars 2. Utah.
prepared to hand out when that 3- A human a laborer who
certain day comes. works under compressed air.
We can't wait for the next 5. No. He had one younger
detachment party to come round brother Major John Strange
again. We're that anxious to Churchill:
see how T/5 Gordie Stemmen 6. True.
acts. At our last shindig Gor- 7. Yes.
die surprised everyone by really 8. No-an amanuensis is a ste-
acting the part of the great nographer.
lover. Never thought he had 9. One o'clock.
it in him. 10. A black one. Black absorbs
Pfcs. Jack Martin and "Red" the sun faster than white.
Learn Judo Is Advice Of
314-They Should Know
LIEUTENANT Carl Porges and Cpl. Gottlieb, joint super-
visors of the popular language courses, are getting used to
a blackboard background. Classes in French, German,
Spanish, Russian, and Italian keep the lieutenant and his
"aide-de-camp" busily switching from one dialect to an-
Lt. E. F. Metcalf
Lieutenant Elliott F. Metcalf,
former commanding officer of Co.
C of the 5th Training Bn., has
been named aide-de-camp to
Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill,
Commanding General of AWUTC.
Former aide was Lt. Rowland G.
Hazard, now commanding a com-
pany in the 553d.
By SGT. H. B. BURLESON
Sgt. W. C. Herbert and S/Sgt. Leon Schweiger of the
314th BH and AB Sq., have left on an extended tour of the
West, since they have gone to California. They'll be back
Lt. Carson is now enjoying a visit to the Station Hos-
pital. He was admitted as a result of a recent sickness
which developed into fever. Consider this as a "Get Well
Quick" card, lieutenant.
Pfe. Samuel Freidman, recently who have dates with enlisted
returned from furlough in New women (WACs to most of us)
York city, is wearing a Service should first of all see a physical
Bracelet and a guarder on his see a
sleeve The bracelet is for one instructor and practice up on
who ain't no more, and the Judo. It is a known fact that
guarder is for another addition, quite a few of the WAC per-
HOCRUITsonnel are now undergoing
HOSPITAL ECRUITS training in this art. We men
Cpl. Emil Paez, Cpl. Kieth should at least be able to do
Plank and Pfc. Victor Giacometti the throwing.
are in the Station Hospital with
various complaints. Business must Cadet M. S. Kennemer was
be conducted as usual, fellows, seen recently in one of the down-
so we will be expecting you back town hotels with a very nice look-
on the job soon. ing blond. Is this the first re-
sults of your "Wing Growing,"
Warrant Officer Clyde W. Mac?
Abel is now at the 3rd Air PARLEZ VOUS?
Force Replacement Depot, Plant Since language classes in French,
Park. Mr. Abel was a former German, Italian, Russian and
member of this organization. Spanish are now being conducted
and it is hoped that he will on the post, do not be surprised
again brighten our faces with if someone runs up to you with
his presence, that funny look and shouts fool-
WARNING: All enlisted men ish words. It is instructions from
the teachers that all students are
to practice at every available op-
portunity. When you hear some-
thing that is a cross between Hit-
ler delivering a proclamation and
Tojo assuring his followers of vic-
tory, it will probably be just an-
other student practicing for
Glad to see Pete Gallager
back with the boys drinking
beer in the Headquarters PX.
We sure missed him while his
wife came down for a visit, but
now it is "Welcome back, Pete!"
Can't anderstanrd why Ser-
geant Nicholson is walking
around these days with the
moon in his eyes, paying no at-
tention to anyone but just walk-
ing in a dream. Maybe that lass
in the Special Order Section has
at last captured our little dream
Why is it that Lee Marlowe,
Message Center, is exuberant
these days? Could it be that he
has heard rumors to the effect
that he will soon be bidding adieu
to Drew, and smug in his thoughts
that he will be the one saying
good-by instead of waving to the
Another of our ranks has joined
the "air-minded" group. Name:
Sgt. William P. Rivers. Best luck
to you and may your new career.
be a successful one.
I PAGE ELEVEN
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
Cold' As Kravetz
Goes Triple Deck
By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR.
Br-r-r-r-r-r! Now I know it's football season
frost was on the Second Training Battalion pump:
morning so thank your lucky stars that th
"double time-e-e-e 'arch'" really warms up the
blood to the perspiration point and not a swelter
bringing the perspiration to the boiling point!
Speaking of the weather, do
youi you want the first installment
plan lesson on how to keep warm
during the wee hours of the
morning? .. Here's the dope! ...
Do you have an empty bunk near
you enabling you to swipe the
mattress for the evening?
... J.st follow the plan that we
relate .... Pvt. John Kravetz
(Hq. Co.) originated plan and in
so doing also earned the title
"Club Sandwich." .. Krabby
piled the mattress on top of him-
self after he had previously.
placed his overcoat and two
blankets as a sandwich "spread."
Winter underwear and field
jacket were viewed when the
Mahanoy City, Pa., miner
crawled out of his hibernating
hole. .. What level are you
working in those coal mines?
This is Florida, Kravetz,
you're not supposed to go to
extremes ini hazing the chamber
of commerce! Ingenious John
Kravetz is pictured in a serious P KRAV
moment "When you write PVT. JOHN KRAVETZ
a letter home." to someone back home. Returned
There's an aroma drifting past to the sender for lack of suf-
this desk this morning p... ficient postage, the sender was
Glancing about I've traced the found to now have an APO num-
aroma to T/5 I. Gottlieb and aber. Rather than travel its
cigar that is slightly less than a course, Captain McClellen, Hq.'s
foot in length .... Campaigning Adjutant, in working with the
Counsellor Gottlieb? These mail clerks Sunday, posted the
language courses that he was as- necessary postage.
sociated with, in organization, Pvt. John Koppenall, now of
seemed to take him to the WAC the 748 SAW Co. and formerly
area quite often.... Resulting in of Hq. Co., dropped in to pick
something new on Drew WAC up a package that he was in-
First Sergeant and an EM T/5 ... formed was here. You can
Bunnie Cassell is unable to print bet your last dollar (if you have
the dirt concerning her first one as late as this day) that he
sarge, (due to obvious reasons didn't get out of this wing
pertaining to company duty) but without treating the gang to
we'll attempt to keep the WACs some swell cookies .. You see,
informed as to where their top he made the mistake of telling
kick is and when Leastwise us what he was expecting!
as long as T/5 Gottlieb can man-
age a date with F/Sgt. Mason! Sergeant JeromeSilverberg,
Inspector's Section of this Hq's,
SCOOP SCOOPS. suggests that we mention that his
Just came to mind that Pfc. department is one of the many
Cassell may be scooping me. departfnents that he believes
With all these Second Training would like to see the "Wolf Car-
wolves attending the language toon" formerly of the "AW re-
courses which WAC-personnel porter" continued in the Drew
attends, some of the gang may Echoes.
remember the "after school is The language courses classes
out" days and start carrying the set in function by this battalion
school -books again. .... T/5 have moved into their second
Buchinsky and T/5 Forbes of this week. Response has been heart-
Hq. Co. are two of the guys that ening to those who took the in-
may be crashing the "Wactivities" itiative to get the evening classes
column. .. Buchinsky had best in operation.
decide to get rid of that "High The following poem was re-
Tide" wave in his hair though. eeived by this correspondent.
S. The Tampa gal goes for it in Someone from this outfit sub-
a big way .... Some night we're mitted it anonymously. Who it
going to hogtie him and actually was remains a mystery:
give him a "haircut."
We just came across some When God passed out brains,
photos of S/Sgt. Vernon Paul, I thought He said trains,
Message center And I missed mine.
chief, the boy
that the "Mys- When God passed out looks,
P h otographer" I thought He said books,
seems to pass And I didn't want any.
by in her quest
for Drew's well When God passed out noses,
dressed men! I thought He said roses,
It must be that And I asked for a big red one.
she hasn't seen
h im, for the S/SGT, PAUL When God passed out legs,
guy really qualifies as one of thouaiks,
Second Training Battalion's I thought He said kegs,
strictly GI soldiers Neatly And I asked for two big fat
dressed, class IV dentals and a ones.
definite GI hair"trim" Has
the Tampa torch approved of the When God passed out hips,
GI haircut, Sergeant Paul? I thought He said lips,
Pats on the back for a tre- And I asked for two large round
mendous job well handled.. ... ones.
The transfer mail has now been
cut down to a daily turnover When God passed out ears,
and man, that's music to the ears I thought He said beers,
of W/O Cowart, Sergeant Steen, And I asked for two short ones.
T/5 Bogue and Privates Kravetz God-am I a mess!
and Howard. The numerous
transfers of men really gave the A4AAAAA Germans Killed
Hq.'s Mail Saff a mighty job that 4,000,000 German Killed
has now deserved for them a LONDON. (CNS) Approxi-
notation of merit, mately 4,000,000 Germans have
Men are men. A recent been killed so far in this war ac-
booklet of photos of Drew were cording to Lord Selborne, minis-
sent by a Second Training soldier ter of economic warfare.
(Continued from Page 1)
losses to the armed forces caused
It brought out many amazing
figures, and unbelievable facts.
Fifty per cent of the. personnel
aboard a ship which crashed only
five hundred yards from the
shores of Newfoundland perished
Because many of the men knew
nothing about water safety.
In the Dieppe Commando
Sraids, most of the sixty-seven
per cent of the men who were
Lost might have been saved by
proper knowledge of functional
swimming, the narrator stated.
Only 45 per cent of the armed
forces of the United States
know how to swim.
Of the colored troops, eighty
per cent are unable to protect
themselves in the water under
combat conditions. .
While an audience composed
partly of men who have seen
overseas duty listened gravely, the
sinking of an American vessel was
dramatized, showing that many of
the men aboard could not stay
afloat under fire for even as little
as 30 minutes. Such scenes, the
narrator said, have taken place
aboard the Langley, the York-
town, the Lexington, the Wasp,
the Hornet, and many other
American aircraft carriers.
When the radio program was
finished, Mr. Moran explained to
the men tIlat water safety itself
is not a new educational feature.
Functional swimming has been
taught since 1194 B. C.
In the last few centuries, the
countries which have used it to
greatest advantage are Germany
and Japan. By the use of swim-
ming battalions outside Hong-
kong and Singapore, the Jap-
anese have managed to save the
lives of hundreds of their troops.
Water safety, too; is impor-
tant in temporary and strategic
retreats. By filling trousers,
shirts, or barracks bags with
air with a quick movement be-
fore they hit the water, and ty-
ing them together, a raft may
be formed which is capable of
transporting several men, with
the aid of a few experienced
swimmers, for a considerable
This method could have been.
used effectively by the nurses
and men of Bataan who were
forced to escape by crossing the
.The inflation of a shirt, a pil-
low case, a barracks bag, or any
other article of clothing can aid
a man to stay above water for as
long as a day and a half, before
help reaches him, Mr. Moran
stated. When a ship is tor-
pedoed, he pointed out, those
who know how to swim will have
a chance of living. Those who
do not, have the odds very much
Since July, Mr. Moran pointed
out proudly, the Red Cross Water
Safety program adopted by the
Third Air force has enabled over
3,000 men to learn to swim. A
like, number has learned to pro-
tect themselves in the sea under
fire. By training men to use
functional swimming, before they
are inducted into the service, all
of the men who are transported
for foreign duty will be equipped
with a vastly important weapon
for their own defense.
New Compass Defies
Spins, Rolls and Dives
NEW YORK.- (CNS) -Engi-
neers at an aviation plant here
have developed a new and en-
tirely revolutionary type of com-
pass which they describe as "as
great an advance over the con-
ventional magnetic compass as
the compass was over the lode-
Known as the gyro fluxgate
compass the new instrument cor-
rects itself under all conditions
of spins, turns, dives and climbs.
In it the old fashioned needle is
replaced by a fixed coil system
in which actuating currents coln-
bine with energy generated by the
earth's magnetic field. The coil
system is maintained absolutely
horizontal by a gyro stabilizer.
The compass already is in use
on several war fronts.
SJudging by his big grin, it
seems the "Chief" is satisfied with
the change. Charlie says: "When
I get over there a lot of scalps
are going to fall,.but if I have
to stay here at Drew Field I might
as well keep on having bottoms
In.barrack 4A03 we have a
sad-eyed young GI, Pvt. Baker,
who spends all his leisure time
strumming plaintive tunes on a
big guitar. He serenades the
boys to sleep every night.
Serenading reminds this cor-
respondent of one of the best
ever given to a boy and girl.
It was just at dusk .when the
company of tired soldiers turned
in to the field from a weary 15-
mile hike. There, on the side of
the road, the hot, footsore slog/-
gers beheld a soldier and his gal
walking arm in arm. She was
pretty and refreshing in her stiff-
ly starched gingham dress and
the soldier's newly pressed- sun
tans were a picture of immacu-
late perfection. The sight of them
was like a cool drink of well
Somebody started singing "Let
Me Call You Sweetheart." It was
picked up and carried from
platoon to platoon. The soldier
and his gal stood quietly listen-
ing to this serenade and when it
was over each of the marchers
seemed to walk with a firmer,
more military tread and each of
them, no doubt, secretly wished
that he and his gal could have had
such a serenade as that.
Hey, we've got off the sub-
ject and we know First Sergeant
Singer is going to ask us what
this serenading business has got
Paul Wright, Walt Metcalf,
Verle Later and this corre-
spondent-are classed as the old
fogies of the 766th. Wherever
we go, people are always ask-
ing if we lied about our ages
to get into the Army.
T/4 Gregory, refreshed by a
furlough home, is doing a bang-
up job handling the 3rd platoon.
Corporal Frizzell, our big,
easy-going Texas chum, rode a
plane out to San Antonio the
other day to spend two weeks
in God's country.
Our only regret is that space
will not permit us to mention all
the fine lads who make up the
766th each week. Right now a
gang is standing around the type-
writer. "Tell 'em my girl quite
me," Private Swigart says. "Tell
'em the cooks ought to be made
officers, says sleepy-eyed Private
Billbrey. Well, fellows, you can
be assured we are going to spill
the beans about you sooner or
As a finale, we want to give
three salutes to our CO, Lieuten-
ant Penkake, for the swell job
he's doing running this outfit. The
boys sure are on the ball and, by
golly, they haven't even started
'Good Stuff' Say
to do with the good old 766bt. Dehydrated foods the chief
We know this because the Sarge dish of overseas soldiers isn't
was once a news scooper back in so bad and most of the foods can
Chicago and that means he's had be cooked as appetizingly as the
practice separating the news from regular McCoy.
the chaff. This is the opinion of 20 mess
A source of everlasting won- sergeants and cooks who returned
derment is Sergeant Singer's to Drew this week following a
memory. All he has to do is look five-day course in dehydrated
at you once and forever after- foods at Fort Bragg, according to
ward he knows your name. S/Sgt. Donald J. Groesser, mess
A bit of sad news involves chief of the 828th Guard Squad-
the departure of some of our ron.
best liked men. They are: "Not bad at all," he said. "Milk,.
Drouin, Pearthree, Polnick, for example, comes in powder
Brodie, Fields, Bruce, Boh, Cole, form and when mixed with seven
Draus, McLellan, Cockerham parts of water it tastes delicious."
and Monast. The grapevine has Butter is powdered as is cheese,
it that they are going to help tomato juice and cranberries.
train an outfit on O.T. and that Vegetables coming that way are
they'll be back with us soon. potatoes, onions, beets, cabbage,
We look forward to their re- turnips and carrots. Beef and
turn. Who can deny missing pork also come ground up and
good old Corporal Bruce, our precooked with dehydration re-
No. 1 tobacco juice sharp- during the size about one-half.
shooter? His buddy, Corporal Progress is being made daily
Bowdish will miss him most, of by Army and civilian experts on
course. the dehydration process.
Beer is even considered as a
This Damon and Pythias re- likely entrant, with cans of beer
lationship reminds us of our in- powder being shipped along with
separables, Pvts. Bill De Voss and other space-saving foods to all
Tony d'Andrea. You never see sections of the world.
one without the other, or the The Drew contingent passed
other without the one. In fact, cooking tests with a 94 per cent
they've grown to look alike. Even average, one of the highest made
on KP the pair of them scour at the school.
the same kettle.
SPORTS START Sergeant Burke
Sports note: A basketball team Buys $2,000 in Bonds
is forming and it looks like some
hot contests are in store if the Sergeant Olan A. Burke, who
boys can find suitable opposition, holds an S-1 inspector's job with
"We'll take on all comers," they the 4th Training Battalion be-
say. lives our soldiers should help
Personal briefs: Pvt. George finance as well as fight the war.
Walker Martin, our outstanding The sergeant, who hails from
Don Juan, is rather attentive to a Georgia, recently made a $2,000
certain pert little WAC. We can bond purchase.
r %aL. aV A h
766th Big Chief
Charley Now Has
By PVT. ROBERT F. PEGRAUD
The good old 766th comes back into print again to
record some of the achievements of the boys.
Over the past week, the GI's have been up to their
necks in armaments. Under the guidance of Lts. Jeffries
and Emmens and T/5 Benny Friedman, a surprising number
of male Annie Oakley's are being developed. By the way,
our friend Friedman has just won his T/5 stripes and, boy,
you ought to see, the way he swaggers around the area now
Speaking of stripes reminds us
of our friend Big Chief Charley always tell when he's had a good
Picotte. Charlie, a Sioux Indian, time by the slap-happy, Mickey
whose home is way up in good old Finn expression he wears the next
South Dakota, got his T/5 chev- day.
rons not so long ago, and now Clarence (Spike) Naylor has
we have to give up calling him played semi-pro baseball for more
"Chief" in favor of the more GI than 15 years. Can you be-
title, Corporal Picotte. lieve it?
DREW FIELD ECHOESTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
Finance Plans Big Shindig
Plans for the first of a series of get-together parties for
the members of the Finance Detachment are now being
formulated by a committee consisting of Chairman (Sgt.)
Joseph Falconer, Staff Sgt. Henry A. Hevia and Sgt. David
B. Frye. Details of the affair now are being whipped into
shape, and the outing has been approved by Lieut. Col. Nye
and his staff. With the introduction of affairs of this na-
ture, it is hoped a closer relationship will result among the
entire personnel of the office.
Long awaited promotions for enlisted personnel were
finally released by Col. Nye on October 19. Appointments
follow: to T/4th, John F. Scanlon, William Q. Rhodes; to
T/5th, Frederick C. Ault, Joseph J. Madej, William R. Pol-
len, Willis B. Sloan, Ben E. Rubrecht; to Pfc., Howard L.
Graham, Joseph H. Kuebel, Sumner M. Smith, John J.
Deciding to make her residence to the fair sex that all but
in Tampa is Mrs. W. F. Nye, smothered him from his ar-
wife of Col. Nye, commanding rival to departure.
officer. Both Col. and Mrs. Nye Latest to join the happy souls
.are natives of Vermont, where living with their better halves
Col. Nye was engaged in audit- off the post are: -Sgt. Dan Kelty,
ing and accounting work. At Cpls. Pete Reviglio, Bob Aldrich,
present they are residing at 701 William Pollen, Pfc. Joe Kuebel.
Swann Avenue. We welcome WO (j.g.) James
NEW POSITIONS Chamberlin to the executive staff
Numerous changes in the office of the Finance Office. Mr. Cham-
have been made recently. The berlin recently was transferred
changes find M/S Albert O. from Avon Park, and has as-
Meyer in charge of enlisted pay sumed duties as chief clerk.
section, Sgt. William Rhodes in Don't be surprised to hear wed-
charge of accounting and check ding bells for S/Sgt. Henry Hevia,
section branches. the local Frank Sinatra. Yes, it
Congratulations to the men on seems that he has ;at last con-
*DS from the 501st SAW Co. Hqs., sented to be taken by the weaker
Cpl. Warren Hubbard, Pfc. Albert sex, and admits all resistance is
Mixon, Pvts. Louis Weisman and gone to retain the title: "Tampa's
Edwin Harris. These men are Most Eligible Bachelor."
working in the enlisted pay sec- Can it be that Sgt. Irvin
tion, becoming schooled in the Peckett, Romeo of the upper bay,
computation of payrolls, is all worked up over that cer-
tain miss coming down from Ro-
Many thanks are in order to chester? Seems that "Irv" spends
the 87th Bomb Sq (L) for most of his time off with his
supplying the men who did buddy, S/Sgt. Hevia. Could be
such an excellent job of po- a double march down the aisle
living around the area of the according to the news we have
Finance barracks. Work was g hand.
done without our knowledge at hand. -'round good man,
and we hope our mention of it For n all-'roundsergeant, John
expresses our appreciation. D. Clancey, is really a hard man
Now that the Detachmentisto beat. Clancey, who bore the
with the 87th Bomb Sq.,. a brunt of the shortages at the're-
part of the. 84th Bomb Group, cent surprise showdown of equip-
it, is easy to see why all the met last week by Lieut. M-
men are wearing happy smiles. guire and Vogt, nevertheless
Seems that the Sgt. in charge takes all the remarks and -other
of "messing," T/SgtRichard complaints in his slow but steady
Kiuper has put on the finest stride. No mean hand at get-
chow that has been our good ting around, Clancey is right in
fortune to get. Good cooking there pitching when it comes to b
in the Army is the surest way .going to town.
to a service man's heart, and
Sgt. Kiuper is doing all possible
to hold to this idea. 40 Volleyball Courts
Leaving on furlough for the
cold zone up Niagara Falls way
is our little big man of the de-
tachment, Cpl. Joe Madej. Joe.
despite his size, has an unusually
large capacity for work and is
one grand little fellow. Here's
hoping that he runs into some
KNOWLES IS TOP KICK
The responsibilities and woes
of a first sergeant were turned
over to S/Sgt. Eugene Knrowles,
replacing S/Sgt. Frank Hilbert,
who has held the position since
That "Man About Tampa,"
S/Sgt. Leonard Kessinger, has
stopped, for the present, those
nightly excursions to town, where
he has been a regular commuter.
These trips have a habit of term-
inating at the Madison St. en-
trance of the local Post Office.
Transfer of M/Sgt. Wel-don R.
Devoe to the Veterans' Hospital
it West Hartford, Conn., for
-urther convalescing was effected
last Thursday, when orders came
through releasing him from duty
with the Finance Office. Ser-
geant Devoe started as a corporal
in the old base Finance Office
in 1941. His departure is re-
gretted by many of his fellow
workers and throughout the base
where he made numerous friends.
Returning- from furlough:
Sgt. Murray Slater, locally
known as "Porky," just down
from good old Boston. Slater,
down to a mere shadow, looks
like he will go to town, on the
workings of the new' mess ser-
geant we were fortunate to
get. Private John Urann, also
from Boston and who spent
many a cool night up North.
expected to find some of the
well-known Florida sunshine,'
but instead arrived just in time
to see the weather man and
the Chamber of Commerce get
their signals crossed. Private
First Class Frank Gantz, lower
bay Romeo, made the most of
a good situation at his stay in
the city by the Potomac.
Seems to be a shortage of men
up there, and you can bet that
Gantz offered little resistance
Grace 2d SAW Unit
Forty new volleyball courts-
these are the latest addition to
the 2nd Training Battalion's ath-
letic facilities. The new volley-
ball courts have been constructed
in a huge athletic area in Block
4th Training Has Fun
COLONEL PETER SHUNK,
C. 0. of the 4th Training
Bn., full of the good fellow-
ship spirit that pervades the
organization's party, flashes
a big smile.
TIRED BUT HAPPY, Pvt. Edward J. Carlin
Jr. (left), Maude Fowler, and Pvt. Edward
W. Westlake, who help stage the party, are
able to laugh at the end of the night's fun.
Brain Surgery Saves
Man in Jungle
Joseph R. Strauss,
Conn., doctor, savy
an Australian infa
by performing a
operation on an Ar
middle of the jur
Strauss found the i
conscious with bra
uding from his right
an air raid here.
up a primitive ot
the medical office:
wound, packed it
up. Three days 1
was pronounced ou
BASE FOOTBALL LE,
LED BY 314TH, 69TH
The Base touch football
league was a jumble of ties
as the second week's competi-
tion came to an end Tuesday.
Two outfits were tied for
first place, two were stale-
mated for second position,
while a pair were tied for the
PLENTY OF KNOTS
In the first place tie were the
314th BH and AB Sq. B team
and the 69th Air Force Band with
one victory against no whippings.
Tied for second place were the
314th BH and AB Sq. A team
and the 408th Fighter Bomber
Group, with one win and one loss.
Stalemated for the basement
position were the 903d QM and
the 3d Fighter Command, with
one defeat and no victories.
The 408th hopped into the
second place tie by running up
the league's highest score--a 19-0
victory over the 314th's A con-
tingent. Previous to the win,
the 408th lost a heartbreaker to
the 314th's B team by a 1-0
score in an overtime contest wit-
nessed by about 300 soldiers.
The teams battled to a scoreless
tie in the regulation 40-minute
game, then under local rules, en-
gaged in a four-down playoff.
Under this system each team is
given the ball on the 40-yard
line for four downs. The outfit
scoring the biggest advantage
during the four
dared the winner
In another tight
the 69th Air Force
the 903rd QM footb;
victors tallied their
point on a pass. Th
ters attempted the s
Pos. 69th Band
At the end
week's play in
408th F. B.
3d F. C.
ed the life of
*my cot in the
man lying un-
FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT are always good at a 4th
Training Bn. shindig. Witness the mouthsful and the smiles.
Entertainment is supplied by soldiers and Tampa nightclubs.
CARDS, America's most popular game, also
finds high favor at a GI party. These sol-
diers anxiously await their friend's next
903D TOUCH FOOTBALL
MORE LIKE 'PRO HOCKEY'
The touch-football team was unveiled last Thursday
evening when 903rd opened with the 69th AAF Band in
314th Football Stadium. We lost the "toss" but shortly
after' receiving the ball opened up an attack that carried
us to the 69th 15-yard line where our offense was slowed
in tissue ex- down.
it temple after 69TH. SCORES
After setting In the latter part of the first
aerating table ha", after the 69th had gone out
r cleaned the in front by the score of 7 to 0,
and sewed it the locals opened up using a
after the man "sleeper" play with Kissinger on
t of danger, the end of a-long pass from Simp-
son which resulted in a score.
The try for the extra point was
G~UE nullif led.
E Play in the second .half see-
sawed back and forth with
neither team able to penetrate
the secondaries with any de-
gree of success. The game was
clean and hard fought, the boys
downs is de- throwing their bodies around
by 1-0. in reckless abandon which was
PS 314th A reminiscent of a professional
Paac hockey game. Kissinger, Pierce,
Pesron Buddy and Simpson starred for
Grieco the 903rd. (This item contrib-
Statz uted by Pvt. Paul Hennessy).
Schiavone Pfc. Elwood Sawyer has re-
Haman turned from furlough in Maine.
Hennessy While we were chilled by the
cold wave in Florida, El,.ood said
314th B that the weather at home was
callers, 7-6. The
;ame thing but
of the second
the Base touch
the teams stood
For the convenience of Drew
Field soldiers who are interested
in high school football the
ECHOES lists games scheduled at
Service men are admitted to the
games for 30 cents.
October 29-Hillsborough vs.
November 5-Plant vs. Jeffer-
November 18- Jefferson vs.
November 19-Jesuit vs. Fort
November 20-Plant vs. Clear-
November 25-Hillsborough vs.
Clip this schedule and keep it
in your wallet for ready reference.
wari~. Pvt. Garold Armiston
spent a swell furlough in his na-
tive town of Kane, Pa. Into the
hospital this week went Pvt. Earl
Como and Pvt. Henry Tyndall.
SIGN OF INSPIRATION
Most everyone's noticed with
interest the attractive and amus-
ing sign over the barracks entry
to Platoon Two. It seems that
inspiration for the sign started
when one of the visiting fliers
spoke in broken English to Bob
Lowder. "Oh, I know you! .
You're one of the Quartermaster
Pfc. Don Williams is sure
proud of that fast-growing boy
of his. If you don't believe it,
just inquire-and observe Don's
smile Have you tasted the
delicious hamburgers at the
Service Club cafeteria? It's Chef
Frank Selva at the stove, of
The fighting' spirit we have ac-
quired in games must be inspired
by the officers. That wager of
a dinner, given ,by the losing
team, has caused such commotion
in their daily Volleyball game
that Lt. Pugh was sent to the hos-
pital for a day, Capt. Thomas
sport 'i a cane and a new monicker
of "Grandpa." A referee had to
be called in, if only to save the
net from the onslaughter of Lieu-
tenants Berg and Noonan.
New Louse Powder
NEW YORK (CNS)-Brig. Gen.
James B. Simmons, Army direc-
tor of preventive medicine, an-
nounced here that a new louse
powder has nullified the threat of
typhus among American soldiers.
The powder, he said, is the best
of its kind in the world. General
Simmons, who recently returned
from a 25,000-mile tour of the
fighting fronts, said that a pre-
war medical survey recording the
incidence of disease overseas and
the medical facilities available
had helped to make "soldier
deaths from disease lower in this
war than at-any time in the his-
tory of the U. S. Army."
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
Ties Add To Soldiers Good Looks, WAC Says
Of Mystery Girl
Lists Five Men
With the addition of ties,
men around the Base look
neater than ever, the Mystery
WAC asserted when her tour
of inspection ended this
"Cooler weather" (or so
the calendar says) seems to
bring out the best in GI ap-
But Staff Sgt. Garland Porter-
field, 314th Base Headquarters
and Air Base Squadron, manages
to "look like a million" in any
weather, though he works 'round
The genteel little sergeant, who
recently added that rocker below
his stripes, says "It's not easy to
keep a crease in my trousers. My
work on the ration board keeps
me at my desk both night and
day. Somehow, I always find
time for a shave and a shine.
Makes me feel good knowing I
Sergeant Porterfield hails from
Durham, N. C., where he was a
druggist. He carries through with
the 314th's "man a week" tradi-
tion, which has been broken only
once since the beginning of the
"best dressed" contest.
The other winners this week,
-Sgt. Ray Longsdorf, Company
D, 570th Battalion, Pvt. L. D.
Harris, 1st Reporting Company,
501st, Pvt. Bill H. Brady, De-
tachment Medical Department,
and T/5 Oscar Sherer, Hqs.
Company, 563rd SAW Battalion,
presented gleaming pictures to
the conscientious WAC.
Longsdorf, a Lancaster, Pa., lad,
explained, "My sister recently
joined the WAC, and is training
at Daytona Beach. I want to be
just as good looking a soldier
as she is."
The WAC, looking at the, tall,
clean-shaven sergeant, decided he
qualified easily. A clerk in civil-
ian life, Sgt. Longsdorf is still a
clerk under Uncle Sam's employ.
That steady girl friend in Lan-
caster thinks he really does jus-
tice to his uniform. The WAC
Private Harris, determined to
keep the record of the 501st right
out in front, beamed at the WAC
reporter. "Naturally I keep my-
self right on the ball," he boasted.
"I'm proud of my outfit, and want
it to look good.
"The reputation of a unit isn't
any better than the appearance
of its personnel, you know."
Harris is still a'little sorry that
he left his "land Army" job on
his Section, Alabama farm, but
is determined to be among Uncle
Sam's best soldiers. He is aclerk.
Johnson City, Tenn., can point
proudly to Pvt. Bill Brady, says
the WAC. His belt buckle glis-
tening, his tie perfect, Private
Brady easily walked away with
another victory for the Detach-
ment Medical Department.
"Me?" he questioned. "I've
never missed a morning shave.
Isn't hard to keep things shined
up once you get the habit." He
worked for a chemical corpora-
tion before the Army claimed him
in their dental lab.
JuTst imported from Washing-
ton, D. C., T/5 Sherer says it
won't be easy to maintain his
spotless appearance out at the
"They keep us mighty busy,
doing detail," he grinned, "but
that's no reason to neglect my
early morning shave. I always
keep my fatigues as clean as I
can. My wife is so proud of me,
I'd hate to go home looking like
Formerly an advertising and
newspaper man at Chicago, Ill.,
Sherer has not as yet been as-
signed a permanent job at the
The Mystery WAC has her eye
on YOU. 'How did you stack up,
beside these soldiers?
OUTPUT transformer P.P. 25,000
OHMS; plate to plate to 3.5 OHMS-
Stancore. $1.00 new 1E7G tube; new
r2-o. See J. V. Harlan, Sgt., 765th
A GOOD set of wedding rings almost
brand new. Price $40 cash. Call after
7 p.m. Pfc. Chuck Messies, Med. Det.
Dept., Bks. D-2.
1938 DODGE; four-door sedan. Philco
radio, heater, good tires; darned good
mechanical condition. Call 259 until
1700 EWT. After that, give a buzz to
1937 DODGE coupe. New paint job and
tires O.K. Super-special running con-
dition. See Lt. Richardson, Building
5 A 24, at East 1st and N Ave., or call
1941 STUDEBAKER, two-door 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.
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 % 127,
16 pics per roll. Schnieder Xenon F.2 in
Con 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.
GOING on furlough to New York City
soon? Have very nice proposition.
Would be ideal for married man &
wife going to New York City on fur-
lough, who'd like to drive back, get-
ting a gander at the coastal scenery.
Reply to 2nd SAW Tng. Bn., Special
Service Dept., in own handwriting.
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 5. Call 862 or
56-014 in St. Pete. Lt V. C. Willitt
756 SAW Co.
HOUSE WANTED-Will any officer
vacating a house in Clearwater or
Clearwater Beach, with at least two
bedrooms, advise Major Strickler, Ph.
TWO rooms, completely private, one-
half block from Clearwater beach.
Large. comfortable home. Inquire Lt.
*Hutner. Ph. 430 (Drew Field).
WANTED TO BUY
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
FOUR or five half-way decent tires,
attached to a half-way decent car, in
half-way decent running order. Hope it
isn't a gas 'n' erl eater. Might even
pay $100 to. $150 for a good deal.
Corporal Caesar Purini. Ward B, sta-
CANDID camera, preferably 35 mil..
but will pay cash for anything suit-
able'for photographing Florida scenery
plus Florida girls. Call Lt. Robert F.
Tennant, Ph. 601.
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. Hersh'el Mar-
cum, Phone S-5447.
LOST AND FOUND
WILL the lieutenant who found a GI
raincoat in his car after giving lift to
five soldiers Friday evening, Sept. 17.
please phone T/5 Lawrence Santillo,
Ph. 436, Vault Section. AWUTC HAs.
Coat can be identified by serial No.
0824 in collar.
WILL person who lost pistol belt and
canteen cover with name starting with
M -, lost on bus stop at 1st and
N, please see T/5 Friedman, 766th
SAW Co. Ph. 596.
FOUND A silver cigarette lighter,
bearing an engraved name. (But we
ain't a-gonna tell what name it is!)
If you've lost it, and can't go on
without-it, tell your troubles to Chap-
lain Trenery. Chapel No. 8, and he'll
produce the lighter.
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.
LOST-Wallet containing valuable pa-
pers and identification. William M.
Chambers. 1st Lt., M. C. 501st SAW.
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.
WILL pay $40 to $50 for a used piano LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con-
accordion in good condition. Describe taming money and valuable papers.
size and make. Write to Pvt. Ed Finder please return to Pfc. Frank
Gerard, 720th S.A.W. Co., Drew Field. Ortiz, Company D. 563d Sig. AW
.... ..--. Battalion. REWARD.
BAns carriage, DaDy 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.
Bld. No. 5A-22.
- CLIP AND
LOST Set of expensive all-white
drums (Swingerland make). Were last
seen in Company area of the 569th
SAW Bn., 2nd Reporting Company
supply room, corner of "J" and East
1st St. Are no longer there, since
569th has moved. Pvt. John Driscoll.
Det. 27. SAW.
WOUD like to find soldier whose
clothing is stamped "B-1282." He left
bundle of clothing in my auto when
given a lift from Drew Field to Me-
morial, Thursday. October 7th. Mrs.
A. D. Mountain, 489 11th Ave., St.
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-One silver identification brace-
let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If
found please return to Pfc. Shelton,
Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdn.
III FTR Command.
IF THE soldier from Oakland. Cali-
fornia, who left his swim trunks in
the automobile of the woman who
gave him a lift from Clearwater to
Tampa October 11th, will call Mrs.
Alice Virella, 2713 Morgan St.. he'll
get them back.
LOST-Three flat keys in brown zip-
per case. Am tired of sleeping on
Tampa park bench. If you find 'em.
phone Lt. Mashamkin, Ext. 436.
LOST-Barracks bag in area between
2nd & 3rd on "N" 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, niee
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 503d Regimental Dayroom is try-
ing tc promote a dayroom library.
Any and all books, old or new, will be
greatly appreciated. Please leave
volumes either at Base Special Service
Office or AWUTC Special Service Of-
fice. Lt. Ernest G. Berger, 503d Regi-
ment. Special Service Officer.
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.
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
Yogo Ousts Yogi
As Pigskin Chief
Of Drew Contest
Yogi, the Echoes mystic
master of pigskin prognosti-
cations, is now in the woods
of Minnesota hunting eleven
huskies who dropped to
Michigan last week 49-6.
The football moron who sold
the sports staff down the river
predicted Minnesota to win by
three touchdowns. After the brawl
he took off his fatigues and
waded through Swamp Number 7
headed for the Minnes9ta forests.
Although Yogi flunked his grid
exam, ten Drew soldiers came
through again with top selections
and received cartons of cigarets.
Games for this week-end are
rough and experts are given a
group of tussles highlighted by
Notre' Dame playing Navy;
Pennsylvania against Army and
Duke ready to rub Georgia
A new football expert comes to
bat for the Echoes. His name is
Yogo, cousin of Yogi, who de-
clared strongly his ability to name
all games within two points.
Yogo uses the rocking chair
method of selection which con-
sists of remaining in a chair read-
ing upside down while pouring
rocking chair pop.
His selections for this week-
end- are: Dartmouth 1?, Yale 6;
Duke 13, Georgia Tech 7; Notre
Dame 28, Navy 0; Pennsylvania 7,
Army 20; Iowa State 20, Okla-
homa 0; Minnesota 7, Northwest-
ern 13; Southern Methodist 0,
Texas.6; Ohio State 14, Indiana 7;
Green Bay 7, New York 21; De-
troit 14, Chicago Bears 28.
Winners last week were Pvt.
M. Newman, 23d Anti Sub.; Pvt.
Tom Clarke, 1st Rept. Co.; Pfc.
Jack Kelly, 87th Bomb Sq.; Cpl.
Earl Malcolm, 314th; T/5 Orvid
Adler, 1st Rept. Co.; John C.
Rosen, 1st Sig. Bn.; Pfc..Fred
Kimbel 766th SAW; Sgt. Thomas
Wright, 314th; Cpl. G. Bertag-
noll,. 501st; Pvt. John Radzinski,
Rept. Co. A, 571st.
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.
To: Contest Editor, The
Echoes, Base S. S. Office, 8th
and B Avenue.
Here are my scores for the
10 games. If I win one of the
10 cartons of cigarets please
make -my brand ............
Duke ......... Ga. Tech ...
Notre Dame ...Navy .........
Penn ......... Army ........
Iowa State .... Oklahoma ....
Minnesota .... N'western ...
So. Meth. ..... Texas ........
Ohio State .... Indiana ......
Green Bay. .... New York ....
Detroit ....... Chi. Bears ....
Dartmouth Yale ..........
Name, Rank, P. O. .........
Continue at Lake
Classes in beginning and func-
tional swimming are continuing
daily at Egypt lake under the
direction of S/Sgt. Peter Rossi,
CpL E. Maddox and Cpl. Sol
Schecter. From 150 to 200 men
are enrolled in the present three-
day program. An estimated 3,000
non-swimmers have been taught
to swim since the program began,
and an equal number have been
instructed in functional swim-
.. .^ .*, .- ,
SUNSHINE, HAY AND GOLF ore part of these soldiers' afternoon as they hel
freshly cut grass from the Drew Field Golf Course. The work is voluntary and is c
each afternoon by a round of golf. Watching is Staff Sgt. Paul W. Trivett who su
the work. Other willing rakes are, left to right, Pvt. Henry Gang, Brooklyn, N.
Cecil Craig, Plainview, Tex.; Pvt. Waltemeyer, Baltimore, Md.; Pvt. Destadio,
Heights, N. Y.; Pvt. Russell Thompson, Chester, III.; Pfc. Lee England, Stillwell
T/S George Schultz, Chicago, III.; T/5 Ma cy Evans, Oxford, N. C.; Pvt. Frank Su
New Britain, Conn., and T/5 Isidore Blatt, Brooklyn. Soldiers who like golf and
willing to work a few hours for improvement of the course are urged to volunteer.
the past few weeks the course has been cleared of much grass in preparation for
ment play planned soon. Lt. Metcalf, Ext. 258 will tell you about volunteer wo
play) on the course.
North, South Football
Teams Meet Saturday
The Civil War will be fought all over again Saturday
afternoon when the AWUTC squad divides into two parts
for a game between the Yankees and the Rebels. This slam-
bang battle, which will be played on the athletic field at 5th
and O starting at 4:15 P. M., will officially mark the open-
ing of the grid season on Drew Field.
A number of units on the field
will end their training program
at 4 p.m. for those soldiers who
desire to attend the game. Addi-
tional stands are being erected at
the field, the 465th AAF Band
will play, and a huge turnout is
expected to see the game.
With each succeeding day, the
1943 football season at Drew
looms brighter. Games witl the
Coast Guard .of Tampa and the
6th Training Bn. of Camp Weath-
erford have tentatively been
scheduled, and other strong
team are to be booked.
But more about this week's
game. The squad has been prac-
ticing for three weeks and is
rounding into fine shape.
pound guard who ha
with the University of
Lt. Rooney, former
quarterback, and Petl
halfbacked in pro ball
are the big shots of
The Yankees hold th
option on Lowe, who
flashy bit of end for
versity of Hawaii, and
of the speediest back
posito, Connecticut lad
also hurl a solid rorw
Their punter, Brogg
match hi talents a ain
the Rebels' No. 1 boot
Plenty of beef is to be seen,
and many of the men have So, back your favorite
past experience which indicates Saturday's game, and
they will show plenty of grid best eleven win. In th
talent, of competitive athletics
TC, Brig. Gen. Stephen
Cpl. Buster Mott, Atlantan who rill is giving his utmost
graduated from the University of to this and other gam
Georgia in '32 and later played uled here this season,
pro ball as halfback on the Green games will give soldi
Bay Packers and at Pittsburgh, their only opportunity t
and then managed a pro team at lege-style football this
Charlotte, N. C., is the coach, The starting lineups
and for Saturday's battle will 'be day's game:.
in charge of the Rebels. Coach Pos. North
of the Yankees will be Lt LE-Krepps
"Chuck" Collins, former Amherst LT- ianr i
star. C-Gamble Morgan
MANY STARS RG-Hudson
Each side in the Yankee-Rebel RE-Lowe
game has several top-notch stars. QB-DeLosh
For the South, one of the stand- RH-Brogger
outs is "Bama" Mitchell, 195- FB-McEwen
Soldier entrants in the first
Drew Field golf champion-
ship were straightening out
their drives, polishing their
iron shots and getting the
right touch on their putters
in preparation for play which
Competition will be divided
into four flights:
Air Corps officers.
Signal Corps officers.
Air Corps enlisted men.
-Signal Corps enlisted men.
During the week of Nov. 1 each
entrant wil play an 18-hole qual-
S ifying round. In the second week
p clear golfers will compete for the best
score in their division. The win-
limaxed ner in each flight then will be
pervises matched in a foursome to deter-
Y.; T/5 mine the champion. The cham-
k pionship will be decided during
Jackson the week of Nov. 15. All play
SOkla.; will be medal.
rawash, THERE IS STILL TIME
also are There is still plenty of time to
..During enter. Air Corps officers and en-
tourna- listed men should register with
Lt. Charles Lyons, Base physical
rk (and training officer, located in the
Base special service office, Eighth
St. between Aves. A and B. Sig-
,s starred nal Corps personnel should sign
Alabama. up with Capt Van Sistine,
Miami U. AWUTC special service officer.
fitti, who Golfers may enter in person or
at Boston, telephone Lieutenant Lyons.at 429
the Rebel or Captain Van Sistine at 810.
If you can't enter in advance,
e present entries will be accepted up to
tee-off time. All golfers who
played a compete in the tourney must
the Uni- play in the company of another
have one competitor. Lieutenant Lyons'
s in Es- advised entrants to get in touch
who can with him to make arrangements
ard pass. for playing with others.
er, will The golfer who is crowned
nst Horn, champion will be awarded a cup,
er. while flight winners will be given
e team in golf equipment.
may the EVERYTHING FREE
in AWU- It doesn't cost a penny to enter
H. Sher- the tournament. There is no en-
st support try fee, and clubs, bags and balls
es sched- will be supplied by the Base spe-
Sh cial service office. A charge of
and these 50 cents will be made for each
ers about lost ball. The course is open from
o see col- 8 a.m. to twilight.
for Satur- Lt. Edward G. Metcalf, Base
assistant special service officer,
South and a group of enlisted men
Raudish have been working at break-
Mitchell neck speed to whip the 18-hole
or Hanken course into tournament shape.
McWhorter The Drew Field layout is the
Demattie former Rocky Point golf course,
Rooney one-time havn for golfers from
Pettitti all over the country. Many cham-
Horh pionships have been played there.
DREW FIELD ECHOES. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943
OF WORLD EVENTS
OIL-SMEARED HELENA SURVIVORS
FLOREIlCE TIMOSHENKO, 18, cousin
of the famous Russian military
leader, works as a- riveter at a
Johnsville. Pa., airplane factory.
After Dad's Record
... w--r, ,,
JUST RELEASED BY THE NAVY, these pictures show oil-smeared crewmen
(top) of the cruiser Helena, sunk by the Japs in the decisive battle of
Kula Gulf, after their rescue. Another crewman (bottom)- is having his
eyes treated. The Helena, damaged in the Pearl Harbor attack, was
credited with sinking nine Jap ships. U. S. Navy photo. (International)
AS BADOGLIO CONFERRED WITH
A YANK DOWNS A NAZI BOMBER
WHILE FLYING anti-sub patrol in a Liberator bomber, Capt. Gerald L.
Mosier, of Waverly, N. Y., encountered a Nazi Focke-Wulf Kurier
bomber. The German plane is shown (top) as it banked sharply to
bring its guns into play. Shortly after, the Liberator made a number of
vital hits on the Nazi craft and it plunged into the sea. Smoke rises from
the downed plane (bottom). Air Forces photos. (International)
B-24 PLANE DOWN BUT NOT OUT
AVIATION CADET Keehn Landis,
21, of Goodfellow Field, Tex., son
of Col. Reed G. Landis and grand-
son of the baseball czar, looks a lit-
tle serious over the goal he's set for
himself. He's out to beat the flying
record of his dad, Ace No. 6 of
World War I. (International)
ON COMPLETION OF ITS 36th successful bombing mission, this B-24
plane ran out of fuel and was forced to make a crash landing in north-
east New Guinea. Salvage crews say that 85 per cent of the plane will be
used again. A crewman examines the symbols showing raids completed
and number of enemy craft downed. (International)
NAZI SOLDIERS ROW TO PRISON
AFTER DISCUSSIONS WITH MARSHAL PIETRO BADOGLIO, Allied military leaders take a stroll on the deck of
the British battleship Nelson, anchored off the island of Malta. L. to r.: Air Marshal Sir William Tedder,
chief of Mediterranean Air Command; Marshal Badoglio; Lt. Gen. Frank Noel Mason-Macfarlane, Gover-
nor of Malta; Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Gen. Sir Harold Alexander. (International Radiophoto)
TWO GERMANS captured by the Allies on the north bank of the Volturno
River row themselves to a prison camp. The Fifth Army has widened its
bridgehead there to 30 miles and has gained three to five miles north of
the river. U. S. Army Signal Corps Radiophoto. (International)