GIVE A GUY
A RIDE AND
Drew Field Echoes TONIGHT
VOL. 2, NO. 36 OFFICIAL.PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 11, 1943
Four Motored Ships
Of 396th Fly In
(Picture on Page 10)
For the first time in its
more than two-year history,
Drew Field has become the
home of heavy bombers.
Once a 100 per cent fighter
plane base, Drew Field's
runways became home for
the Army. Air Forces mighty
Flying Fortresses a few days
ago when the 'first echelon
of the 396th Bombardment
Group landed here.
The newest addition to Drew
Field's Air Warriors arrived here
from their former Washington
State base last Friday.
The Group will inaugurate a
training program designed to
teach pilots the technique of
handling the Fortress in combat.
Acting commanding officer, in
the absence of Lieutenant Colonel
Frederick T. Crimmons Jr., is
Major John W. Norvell, who saw
action in the South Pacific dur-
ing the early stages of the war.
The 396th was activated last
April, and for- the last six months
has operated from the "deserts of
Washington State," says Major
Others with the 396th who saw
action in the South West Pacific
are Major Claude N. Bucky, Capt.
George L. Simmons and Major
Donald O. Tower. Master Sergeant
William F. Smith, also with the
Group, has recently returned from
duty in the Solomons.
Drew Bus Service
.The Drew Field bus service,
which operates 12 vehicles on
three routes, transports thousands
of military and civilian passen-
gers more than the distance
around the world every month.
The line, which according to
First Lt. Wayman E. May, Base
motor pool officer, was started
with one jeep last July 8, now
has 28 GI" drivers steering the
assortment of busses around the
Lieutenant May is enthusias-
tic 'about the work of the en-
listed drivers, who are members
of the 903rd QM and the Com-
munications Company of the
503rd SAW. The drivers work
three shifts, from 5 to 2 a.m.
When they're not driving
,busses, they work out of the
motor pool, on individual runs.
"They are one bunch of men
who deserve credit for a job well
done," Lieutenant Mays says.
While traveling more than'the
distance around the world on the
three routes last month, Drew
Field's 12 carriers did it on a to-
tal -cost of $765. This figure does
Siiot include salaries paid to the
Free Mending for
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevrons or insignia sewed on,
may avail themselves of free
sewing service rendered by the
Officers Wives' Sewing Club.
Clothes should be left at
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock
each Tuesday morning.
SETS GOOD EXAMPLE
SHARING A RIDE is old stuff with S/Sgt. Donald E. Utt, of
the Base S-3 Office, who always loads his antiquated coupe
with GIs when he leaves the post, setting an excellent ex-
ample for other Drew Field motorists. As a driver, have you
done your good turn today?
NEW BOOTHS BOOST
Lientenant Colonel Wil-
liam H. Fillmore's campaign
to see that the enlisted man
gets a "square deal" in motor
transportation received a big
boost this week. with the
erection of five "share-a-
ride" booths and three signs.
1 was hoped that soldiers need-
ing rides would take advantage of
the shelters and that motorists
would take heed and give them a
So far, Drew Field motorists--
officers, enlisted men, and civil-
ians-have not been as co-opera-
tive as they might be, according
to a survey made by the
To test the response Drew Field
motorists were giving to the Base
executive officer's campaign,
an ECHOES reporter planted
himself under one of the two
"share-a-ride shelters" on Ave. B
opposite the hospital to see what
This is what happened:
1. In 70 minutes he was of-
fered only TWO lifts from more
than 100 motorists. The cars
that stopped to help a soldier
were operated by a nurse and a
2. During the 70-minute-
wait our man was continually
passed up by officers, enlisted
men, and civilians, all of whom
Drew Field's second Service
Club will open Monday at 4th
Street and L Avenue, Major Ches-
ter K. Delano, Base special serv-
ice officer, announced yesterday.
Miss Mable Nicks, junior hos-
tess at Service Club No. 1, takes
over as senior hostess.
Cafeteria facilities are forth-
coming within a short time. De-
lay in obtaining equipment pre-
vented immediate cafeteria serv-
Joe Venuti, billed as the
world's greatest swing violinist,
will bring his orchestra and
show to Drew Field next
Venuti's aggregation will
perform in the band shell.
had plenty room to share a
3. The nonsharing cars were
operated by four captains, nine
first lieutenants, 17 second lieu-
tenants, four soldiers and
It was hoped that the new
booths and signs will help increase
the enlisted man's chances of
getting a much-needed hop. The
booths and signs have been erect-
ed at strategic places.
Here are the locations:
Two on Ave. B, opposite the
hospital. One is for mpen looking
for transportation to St. Peters-
burg, the other for those seeking
rides to Tampa.
One on the south side of Co-
lumbus Brive, about 100 yards
inside the southeast gate.
One on E. 1st St. just south of
Ave. A, for use of those going to
One on Hillsberough Ave. at
10th St. This is the only share-
a-ride booth off the post. It is
for Tampa-bound soldiers.
"To Clearwater" signs havel
been put up on the north side of
Hillsborough Ave. at 18th St. and
at 1st St. At 1st St. and Hills-
borough Ave. there also is a "To
Colonel Fillmore urged men to
make use of the booths and signs,
and at the same time cautioned
them, in the interest of safety
and speeding traffic, against con-
gregating on Dale Mabry High-
way at the east gate.
ice. Messages on birth announce-
In the club will be a music ments, illness, deaths or other
room with radio, piano, phono- extreme emergencies now may
graph and records, writing be sent soldiers through the Red
graph and records, writing room, Cross.
telephone booths, and a complete The message will be delivered
library. by the Field Director at the post
The new club will function sim- where the serviceman is sta-
ilarly to that of No. 1, Major De- tioned.
lano said, and will offer more If the family is unable to pay
convenient service to soldiers the cost of the message, local Red
housed in the north part of the Cross chapters are authorized to
field. assume the expense.
Armistice Day Is,
Just 'Work Day'
To Officers' Wives
The Red Cross section of the
Palma Ceia Golf Club will re-
flect the usual busy hands of of-
ficers' wives when that volun-
teer group reports at 9:50 a. m.
today for their regular Thursday
contribution to the war effort.
Under the guidance of Mrs.
William H. Fillmore, chairman
of Red Cross activities for the
Drew Field Officers' Wives
Club, the 'group meets every
Thursday from 9:30 a. m. to 3:30
p. m. in answer to the Surgeon
General's request for more sur-
gical dressings from volunteer
Red Cross workers.
Membership in the club is still
open to those who wish to help
to meet the increased quota.
issued units, and when salvage
officers sought them they found
many of them misplaced.
.An urgent call for all company
commanders to return the cans
for recleaning and repainting was
issued by Lieut. John F. Kiernan,
"These cans will be returned to
the company if they request it,"
Lieut. Kiernan said.
He also urged all company
commanders to collect scrap
paper and haul it to the dump
until regular pickup service is
A few cans, freshly painted
and cleaned, are now available
by calling Lieut. Kiernan at
About 7,000 pounds of paper
have been collected.
Captain R. W. Godfrey, Base
fire marshal, also warned units of
fire hazards about areas. He
pointed out that rubbish deposit-
ed in paper or wood receptables
was contrary to Base memoran-
"With colder weather on hand,
the danger from fire is greater.
We cannot tolerate use of paper
or wood rubbish cans," he said.
Huge WAC Show
To Feature 150
All Girl Review
Drew Field's own WAC Detachment will take to the
air tonight over WDAE while presenting a stage show at
Theater Number 3.
The. show starts at 8 p.m., and will be in addition to
the regular feature scheduled at the theater.
Songs, jokes and skits will
highlight the 23 minutes of en-
tertainment, with actresses snap-
ping back repartee carved by for-
mer professional gagmen Privates
Harry. Zeiger and E. Ralph Em- .
--Songs will include selections
from "This Is the Army," and
others termed "out of this '
world" by prevue critics of the
A 150-WAC choir will sing,
"American Eagles" under the di-
rection of Sgt. Don Boyd, famed
Corporal Myrtle Culver, blond-
acious, blue-eyed, curvacious, and
also a good songster, will sing ,
"In the Blue of the Evening."
The dramatic section of the
program will star Cpl. Molly
Adams, who forsook all that F ; .o
Idaho had to offer for her coun-
try and Drew Field.
A comedy skit, strictly from
hunger and the unfamished pen
of Pvt. Zeiger, will corral laugh- Gagman Zeiger
ter remaining from the "Four Sad
Sacks," a take-off combination on
what lies behind the windows of 5,000 C ans
a WAC barracks when reveille
This will be the first all-star N needed For
presentation. by Drew Field W o
Rehearsals have been under r r
way for weeks and the chorus of per Drve
150 voices has perfected itself to
a smooth tone. Five thousand rubbish cans
Many of the women warriors are missing, and officials
have had previous experience yesterday were hunting the
in dramatic and musical pro- receptacles, ur
ductions and their specialties misplaced receptacles, ur
were given careful considera- gently needed in the drive for
tion before being cast for their waste paper.
parts. Last week the Quartermaster
Theater No. 3 was selected salvage unit announced plans for
for the show due to its stage a three-way campaign aimed to
which is large enough to ac- relieve the nation's critical paper
commodate the cast. shortage, to beautify the field,
accommodate the and destroy fire hazards.
No extra charge will be made
for the show and a "come-first" GOAL SET
sale of tickets will get soldiers a A goal of 35,000 pounds of
seat. waste paper every three weeks
Gagman Zeiger's skill has been was set.
used to full advantage in the dia- Arrangements had been made
logue. for rubbish cans to be repaint-
"The American soldier has such ed, cleaned, and placed about
a rich variety of activities I had the field where companies
no trouble in centering the gags could dump their scrap for re-
around Army life," he said. processing into paper.
I These can hq b ar]reviouslv been
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
ON YOUR MARKS, GIRLS! when Lt. Doris O. Ward blows
that whistle, you'll want to be the first one to present a
ticket for the all-WAC broadcast tonight, to Cpl. Carmin
Fognano. Using Sadie Hawkins Day as likely excuse, Drew
WACs Pfc. Winnie Holcomb, Cpl. Natalie Waldt, Pfc. Vir-
Sginia Dyer, Sgt. Elizabeth Niles and Pvt. Pat Reitz line up
to gang up on Fognano. The broadcast, to be presented this
evening at 8:30 o'clock, is composed of all-Drew talent,
pep,' personality. Don't miss it or you'll be sorry!
Birth of Babies
Of 588th Outfit
By T/4 HUBERT McGRATH
In as much as your former columnist, T/5 Weiden-
baum, is anticipating an early call to Officers School, this
columnist will endeavor to emulate him, for he has certainly
done a fine job of reporting for the 588th Battalion.
It seems as though the news of the new allotments
for those individuals who have children, is an incentive for
those without such to have some (confusing, isn't it), for
we have two fathers in this battalion.
First we have S/Sgt. Henry
Schweickert, of Utilities, whose so. Our best to you Marty, old
wife, Margaret, gave birth to a boy, it has been a pleasure know-
bouncing boy weighing eight ing you and rest assured, you will
pounds and five ounces, born on be missed by all.
the 31st of October. Just to be
different, they have decided to To Lt. George DuPont goes
call him, Henry Joseph Schwei- our heartiest wishes. Recently
kert Jr. (No name rationing he chose Lt. Isabelle Parker as
there). his lifetime partner. It all
136 OUNCES happened'*in Chapel No. 2 on
Second we have Sgt. Claud Nov. 5 with Chaplain Auer
Marshall, whose loved one, not to officiating.
be outdone by Mrs. Schweikert, Well, well, IC Department
gave birth to a boy also, but this had quite a party on Saturday,
time the little lad "weighed in" at Oct. 23, and it being their first,
eight pounds and eight ounces. proved to be a real success.
Both officers and enlisted men
The mother, Goldie Frances, attended. The party was held
the young 'un, Claud William. at the Tampa pistol range, do-
Yes, mothers, children, and nated by the city of Tampa
fathers are all doing well. police department. S/Sgt.
"Somebody stole my girl" is Charles Derby was the chair-
the cry of T/5 Storace of Utili- d a g
ties, and he is not singing, it man and he did a great job.
really happened. Seems as Oh yes, Benjqmin Field fur-
though we will have to have nished WACs for the single men,
him reclassified as 4-F so he and the married men brought
can regain her good graces, their wives, we think. The eve-
Sergeant Edgar A. Anderson, of
S-3 was seen cavorting with a
girl in Orlando last Sunday, and
from what we hear, "She has a
car so long, that it has hinges in
the middle of it, so she can turn
Sergeant James T. Flannery, of
Personnel is middle-aisling it on
Saturday, November 27. The
place, Fall River, Massachusetts..
The girl, Ann Cerkot, also of Fall
Likewise T/Sgt. Pete LaManna,
Pittsburgh, who has chosen Rose
Calabrette' of Philadelphia. The
wedding will take place in the
City of Brotherly Love on No-
We don't know whether Com-
pany "A" is training potential an-
nouncers or not, but that loud-
speaking system of theirs is cer-
tainly giving out with a variety of
voices and noises, particularly at
reveille, when this humble one is
just turning over for his second
On Tuesday last, we lost one of
our most capable instructors in
the person of Sgt. Martin Wolf
of the Administration Depart-
ment. He departed for OCS, Air
Corps Administration, at Miami
Sergeant Wolf had at many
times given lectures all over the
field on safe-guarding military
information. He brought much re-
known to this battalion by doing
nng was a full one, for they nad
a buffet lunch, entertainment
They had a "hot" colored band
there and you can bet there was
much rubbing of shins the fol-
lowing day. Lt. Col. and Mrs.
Ralph P. Stiehl attended. They
had such a good time that they
too are looking forward to the
Scores of Vets
Return to Drew
Have you observed recent-
ly a big increase in the num-
ber of campaign ribbons worn
on the shirts of Drew Field
officers and enlisted men?
Scores of newcomers, back in
the United States after tours
of duty in England, North
Africa, Panama, Alaska and
the Aleutians, are now a part
Their knowledge of Aircraft
Warning in the various theaters
of operation will add much to the
effectiveness of the training pro-
For example, there's Maj. Ed-
ward P. Wynne, who recently
served in the North Pacific. Capt.
Theodore R. Gwillin has seen ac-
tion in the Asiatic-Pacific thea-
ter, and Capt. John Ryscuck in
First lieutenants who have
been in the Caribbean theatre
are Ward L. Paine, Matthew J.
Parrelly and Russell C. Hellier,
and two second lieutenants,
Howard G. Wheatley and Rich-
ard H. Campbell, have also
been stationed there. So has
Warrant Officer Bruce D. An-
From the Asiatic-Pacific area
have come Lieutenants Hans G.
Pierce, Charles J. Fromme and
Fay R. Field.
Largest number of officers to
report here from Oct. 29 through
Nov. 8, after foreign duty, came
from the European theater of op-
erations. These men, second lieu-
tenants all, are Deroy M. Confer,
Francis P. Smeeke, Clarence G.
Extrom, Allen B. Reppert, James
W. Brumbaugh, John J. Junger-
mann, Charles T. Damaske, John
P. Doggart, Roy L. James, Jack
M. Shulman, Richard P. Thorn-
ton, George R. Kincaid, John E.
Newacheck, Harley F. Harris,
David P. Lees, Louis J. Barranti,
Charles C. Ludwick, James R.
Reardon and John W. Castle.
Last week, two enlisted men
with overseas experience also
came to AWUTC-T/Sgt. Wil-
liam F. Erdman, from the Eu-
ropean theatre, and S/Sgt.
George F. Stuck, from North
Miss Yates Weds
Pfc. Al Bahan
At a small church wedding in
St. Louis, attended by the imme-
diate families, Miss Zaylan Yates
became the bride of Pfc. Al Ba-
han of Hq. & Hq. Sq., Third
Fighter Command. The wedding,
a double ring ceremony, took
place October 16.
Mrs. Bahan is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Yates of Okla-
homa City. Private First Class
Bahan, attached to the medical
section of the squadron, is the
son of Mrs. John J. Bahan of St.
The couple spent their honey-
moon in Oklahoma City and
have just returned to Tampa.
INJURED PERSONS must be handled with care. Above
Red Cross trained soldiers go through the tricks. The
"injured" soldier is Pvt. Robert Alexander. From left to
right are Cpl. Albert Kazary, Sgt. James Polk, Pfc. Colon
Casper, Pfc. Charles Cross and Pfc. Allard Jacobson. Bot-
tom picture shows Sgt. John J. Brooks, Cpl. John D. Walton,
Sgt. William N. Hudson, Cpl. A. A. Johnson, with the
victim Cpl. Edwin Wados.
Fifteen men recently completed the 15-hour training course
offered by the Red Cross. d'he course was taught by a national
representative of the First Aid Service. The purpose of the classes
is to qualify Red Cross First Aid instructors to teach the Junior
Standard, and Advance first aid courses of the A. R. C.
The qualifications for enrollment are: To be at least 20 years
old, or a licensed teacher in a recognized school system. As a pre-
requisite he must have completed the required preliminary training,
the 20-hour standard course and the 10-hour Advance course.
The final grading was based upon knowledge of first aid theory
and skills, and the ability to impart this knowledge to others.
Soper of 569th Now
Has Medals of 2 Wars
Saturday inspection at the 569th For having proved themselves
SAW Battalion was an eventful "sharpshooter" on the 3l caliber
occasion when Good Conduct range, T/5 Michael A.' tirisky,
Ribbons and Rifle Medals were Pfc. Walter R. Morris, and :Pvt.
awarded at the formation by Max Schwartz were a;i rcrded the
Major Joseph Dunlap, battalion appropriate rifle medal. :
commander. Previously, 1st Reporting Corn-
Members of the organization re- pany's orderly room proudly an-
ceiving the decorations were 1st nounced that T/3 Ernie T. Stacy
Sgt. Louis Vidovich; Master Ser- and T/5 Gene D Elder had
geants Raymond V. Soper, James earned the "Expert" medal and
Graham, Earl F. Foulk, Hyman had been presented -ilt that dec-
Schlossberg; Tech Sergeants Pe- oration by General Sherril.:. :
ter J. Masciale and William C. Among the recipients of the
Williams; Staff Sergeants Elwin Good Conduct Ribbon was a vet-
D. Shipp, J. B. Harris, Adolph A. eran of World War I, Master Ser-
Patalkis and Howard W. Troth; geant Raymond V. Soper, genial
Sergeants James C. Luz, Merl E. Sergeant Major of the battalion.
Frizzelle and Roger T. Peterson; In addition to the regular cam-
r/4's Carlo J. Silvesti, John B. paign ribbons of the last war Ser-
Bott, Raymond E. Downing and geant Soper wears the Silver
Leo J. Murphy, and T/5 John W. Star, a personal decoration
Dauer; awarded for individual bravery.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
Echoes Spotlights Education
ALLISON ENGINE, liquid cooled powerhouse of five Army fighters, is ex- BELL FUSELAGE is detailed by G. H. Bradley. Students are assigned to the
plained by Morry Biesecker, Allison instructor. Other Allison teacher is Drew Field school from units under theThird Fighter Command in various
Frank J. Costello. states.
From all over the southeast-
ern U. S. mechanics come to
Drew Field to get a thorough
working knowledge in the
maintenance and service of Al-
lison liquid cooled engines and
Bell aircraft at the Third
Fighter Command's school.
Opened in October, 1942, the
school has trained and grad-
uated hundreds of mechanics
now serving on World War H's
many battlefronts. Uncle Sam's
repair and maintenance men
are shown how by instructors
sent here by the Allison and
3?lfl manufacturers. In each
class there is one instructor for
every three students. Proof of
the effectiveness of close work
between teacher and pupil is
the fact that only 16 students
(13 soldiers, three civilians)
have flunked the course. The
other day S/Sgt. Ray H. Holly-
son of Waycross, Ga., a graduate
of the 17th class, hung up the
highest mark in the school's
history-97.5 per cent. Super-
visor of the smooth-clicking in-
stitution is Lieut. Col. Ernest
The 150-hour course is di-
vided into halves: two weeks
for instruction in maintenance
of the engine, two weeks for
the fuselage. Men work on ac-
tual engines and fuselages,
which have been cut away to
show what makes them tick.
Efficient operation of class-
rooms and laboratory carries
down -the line to the school's
administrative department, con-
ducted by Sgt. Herman Cohn,
enlisted supervisor, and Cpl.
James H. Selby. The school
has the most complete set of
records ever seen by A. C.
Hazen, director of Allison
LEARNING BY DOING is keynote of school, which instructs
men in both the Allison engine and Bell airplanes in four-
week course. Men (left) learn by attending lectures and by
actually working on engines and fuselages'in the classroom,
laboratory and on the line. Teacher Rudy Ehrhardt (above)
shows students construction of Bell fuselage. There is one
instructor for every three pupils.
LT. COL. Ernest F. Williams, superintend-
ent of school, congratulates S/Sgt. Ray H.
Rollyson, Waycross, Ga., who scored a total
of 97.5 per cent for the Allison and Bell
courses-the highest mark ever made.
0OING IT FOR REAL now. Sgt. Florenz
Giel, Headquarters Squadron, Third Fighter
Command, applies ,knowledge gained at
school, actually works on plane on line.
TAKE 'ER AWAY! Staff Sgt. George C. Salmon, pilot, his
ship expertly serviced by a graduate of the Third Fighter
Command school, is ready to soar into the wild blue yonder.
Is Taught Soldiers at Third
Fighter Command Engine
and Fuselage School Here.
Its Graduates Are Topnotch
RAI PC FAII
DREW IFIlD ECHOESS THURSDAYMNOVEMBER 11. 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. 0. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, November 11, 1943
COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP
Air Base Area Commander
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VOLUME 2--NUMBER 36
(Excerpts from a speech to be delivered
today at the Clearwater Kiwanis club by
Lt. Col. H. C. Floyd.)
SECOND FURLOUGH OR
Twenty-five years ago today the armies
of the world were given a furlough. -
They dropped their guns and their packs.
They patched their bodies and their
They marched down main streets and
forgot the horrors of war and reared their
children and talked of cooties and of mud
and of mademoiselles and they visualized
their children living happily-ever-after in
a world made safe for democracy and free
Theirs was a dream world somewhat like
a schizophrenic who sits in his chair with
a perennial grin on his face believing he
is a Napoleon or an industrial tycoon.
We of this generation have the advan-
tage of time. The mistakes made during
the Post-War Number One world should
register indelibly upon our sense of reason.
For time is the great teacher, and twenty-five
years have taught us to accept war as an in-
fluence too strong to ignore despite the peace
currents seemingly dominate during the armistice
We must school ourselves in a basic prin-
ciple; wars are not the result of one overt act.
Wars do not develop simply with the invasion
of a country or the assassination of an arch-duke.
Wars are bred during years of peace when
nations and peoples of those .nations refuse to
accept or fight the early stagnazi germs.
Science does not turn its
back on a patient when the
early development of a deadly
germ is noticed. It-begins at
once to fight and its chances
of winning are greater than
should it wait until the entire
body is afflicted. irmy con-
We were too firmly con-
vinced that the First World
War was the last of the great
We sat in our chairs andCOL. H. C. FLOYE
pondered national problems of unemployment,
prohibition, taxation while Japan invaded China;
Italy crushed Ethiopia; Spain was bathed in
We tolerated the spread of Fascism in Italy
because a man with a chest and a chin made
the trains run on time.,
We accepted Hitler because that nation was
facing revolution and we could not comprehend
the'evil of his program.
Or if we comprehended any of these viola-
tions of peace, we brushed them off with slogans
which won our first World War. Our disinter-
est in events permitted the cocoon of World War
Number Two to weave its pattern of destruc-
This is not an indictment. It is ,a revelation;
it is a testament for humanity to read and grow
stronger through the pathos of errors.
For wars will continue and the dead will
stand unwarranted before our eyes if the revela-
tion is not accepted.
This war will end in victory. Our four-
nation pact has buttressed the Allied armies.
Success in war, and the years following, is ours
if we continue our vigil.
We must not return to the calm of peace
and forget the mangled years of hate and de-
We must not build a house on soil imbedded
in the mold of future embitterment.
We must not close our eyes.
Let us accept this maxim: This is not a war
to end war. It is a war to keep peace.
For peace is what we are fighting for.
Wars will cease only when peace is estab-
lished and kept with the rigid discipline of alert-
This maxim gives us an objective approach.
During wartime all individuals are banded
together toward a single objective-that of win-
ning the war.
Following the war, we must set up a stronger
objective, that of keeping the peace.
Let us not fail.
We who fall on the 1943 Flander's Fields will
not have died in vain if humanity unites for
M.n.c n f-3
Sarge must be bucking' for a CDD. He's been giving' 3-day
passes all morning.
rom Our Ch aptain-
By CHAPLAIN AUGUST W. GRUHN
The other day when passing through the Union station
in Chicago on return from a very welcome leave, I heard
one of the most suggestive sentences that I have heard in
quite a while. There I saw the negro porter at the steps of
the train assisting each of us to get off of the car. As he
helped each one down and directed us to the luggage ramp
he said, "Watch your step--and take the right baggage."
"Watch your step-and take the right baggage." "Watch
your step-and take the right baggage."
Naturally, as a Chaplain that
sounded to me like a very good the world again today from the
suggestion for life. Perhaps you lies of yesterday. We feel that
have your own ideas about what there dare no more be the lie that
the right baggage to take along there are any super races, any
life's way would be. privileged peoples. Even in those
May I suggest just three that very countries where this untruth
seem most important. Almost was told,' people are coming to
every one seems to have just recognize the value of truth. Those
about three pieces of luggage each who fight on the side of right and'
time they go on a trip. Perhaps truth will always win the per-
a hat box, wardrobe suitcase, and manent victories.
an overnight bag. Then there is that third piece
Probably the first can stand to remember, and let us call
for an appreciation of the beau- that a sense of our kinship to
tiful in life. There is so much in God. This is the overnight bag
life that is sordid and sorry, that we need when things have
But I know that you have become dark. It is the highest
thought of this too, that there glory of a man to know that he
is ever so much more of beauty is related to God, in fact was
than there is of that which made in his image. As a great
would tear our very souls apart. biologist said, "Man is the only
We should train ourselves to quadruped who can stand up-
apprdciate the beauty of great right and look into the face of
skies, billowing clouds, the God." This sense of our kinship
fineness of God's plan in nature, 'to God we should carry with us
the innocent face of a child, and through each day. It becomes
the attractiveness of a beautiful our great salvation when dark
character. Take along in life an shadows fall over the rest of
appreciation of all that is truly the world.
beautiful: It is equally important not to
The wardrobe luggage might load ourselves down with unnec-
stand for love of the truth. That is essary baggage. Any soldier with
really necessary luggage. False- his compact marching kit knows
hood has tried to put shackles on that. So, as the old Negro porter
the world. But there never was a in the Chicago station said with
more enduring statement than his booming base voice be sure to
this, "The truth shall make you "WATCH YOUR STEP AND
free." It is truth that is freeing TAKE THE RIGHT BAGGAGE."
Weekly Religious Services Listed
Sunday, November 14, 1943
Episcopalian Communion at
0700 in Chapel 1, (Eighth and C)
and at 0800 in Chapel 4, (Second
and L), Chaplain Nelson.
Lutheran services at 0915, in
Chapel 4, Chaplain Gruhn.
Services at 1030 in Chapel 3
(Second and J), Chaplain Price.
Services at 1030 in Chapel 4,
Services at 1030 in Chapel 5,
(Second and N), Chaplain Kim-
Services at 1030 in Chapel 7,
(East First and Avenue M),
Services at 1030 in Chapel 8,
(Fifth and Avenue N), Chaplain
Services at 1030 in Chapel 9,
(Fifth street and Avenue K).
Services at 1900 in Chapel 3,
Services at 1900 in Chapel 4,
Services at 1900 in Chapel 5,
Services at 1900 in Chapel 7,
Monthly Communion Services
Episcopalian First Sunday,
Chapel 1, 0700, and Chapel 4,0800.
Presbyterian First Sunday,
Chapel 3, 0800.
MetItodist- First Sunday,
Chapel 3, 0915.
Lutheran First Sunday,
Chapel 4, 0915.
Baptist-First Sunday, Chapel
Christian Service Men's League,
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Chapel 5.
Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m., Base
Hospital; 8:00 a.m., Chapel 2; 9:00
a.m., Chapel 2 and Theater 3;
11:30- a.m., Chapel 4; 6:30 p.m.,
Wee kda y Masses: 5:45 p.m.,
Chapel 4 (daily except Sunday);
6:30 p.m., Chapel 2 (daily except
Confessions: Saturdays in
Chapel 2 and 4 from 4:30 p.m. to
6:00 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to
Services for all Jewish person-
nel in Chapel 3 on Wednesday at
1915, Friday at 2000, and Satur-
day at 0830.
Sunday, Chapel 1, 9:15 a.m.;
conferences, Monday and Thurs-
day, Chapel 1, from 4 p.m. to 7
Services at 0915 in Chapel 1
Conferences Monday and Thurs-
day at Chapel 1, from 1600 to
Chapel 1-Avenue C and Eighth
Chapel 3-Avenue J and Second
Chapel 4-Avenue L and Second
Chapel 5-Avenue N and Second
Chapel 7-Avenue M and East
Chapl 8-Avenue N and Fifth
Chapel 9-Avenue K and Fifth
Theater 3-Avenue K and Second
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.
Carlin Off Beam
Much is the love I have for the ECHOES.
Much is the love I have for the 4th Training
Battalion. In fact, that is the reason so many
reams of paper and tons of ink have wended
their way to your office at 8th St. and Ave. B
for publication. But now my publicity goes in
vain as per last week's issue. Can you imagine
what my friends (?) are saying when they see
my "writing" for the 5th Training Battalion?
Will I be able to live this down? Mother
won't even write to me any more, to say noth-
ing of my boss' attitude for all time and
men to see and remember.
Private Edward Joseph Carlin Jr., is a mem-
ber of the 4th TRAINING BATTALION, Special
Service Office, and not the 5th Training Bat-
talion, as the ECHOES said last week.
PVT. EDWARD J. CARLIN JR
Private Carlin shouldbe slightly carmine
in the face. We have his copy of last week in
front of us. Private Carlin,-it was YOU who
made the mistake, through a typographical
error. Hope you can live it down.-Ed.
Drew Field Echoes:
The following extracts of a letter from a
colored soldier evidences so fine a spirit that
I think it ought to come to the attention of other
soldiers, and, as a matter of fact, to civilians.
I send it to you with the suggestion it be pub-
lished in the Drew Field Echoes.-Major Alfred
"Today I am to be discharged from the ser-
vice of the United States Army through no
choice of my own. When coming into the Army
my attitude was, I imagine, like the average
draftee, homesick and resentful of all military
discipline, that I later learned had to be enforced.
These feelings gradually subsided and I learned
to think of the Army as a necessity and that this
war is as much my concern as any other good
"Conscientiously, sir, I do know that I look
the picture of health, but I have been examined
by any number of doctors in civilian life and
the Army and their findings have all been the
same. I don't believe personally that there is a
cure-a prolongness of life may be had by fol-
lowing a rigid daily routine.
"I doubt if I shall ever be able to repay the
Army for the many useful things that I have
learned since coming into the service but I will
assure you and all of the men that whatever I
can do in civilian life for my country will be
done without the slightest bit of hesitation."
A Plug for Us
Even though I have been at Drew Field only
a short time, I am enthusiastic in saying that the
Field has improved immensely. I feel proud to
be a part of it! i :
And probably the biggest imp.d ei-dnt of
them all is in the Ehoes, OUR post newspaper,
and one which we are proud of. Th qlbssified
department, started recently, is one of the most
helpful departments, and is a real service to
The pictures and cartoons are also terrific.
Especially the pictures, which seem to cover
every nook and cranny of the field in- their
uncanny scope. As a Fourth Estater in the days
before the big draft, I handled write-ups. and
pictures for a well-known daily. So, you can
see that this is not idle chatter when I say that-
you have something worthwhile.
Best wishes and here's hoping you land the
CNS "champ" award for thhe Drew Field Echoes!
T/5 JACKSON K. STEWART
1st S. A. W. Tng: Bn.
Drew Field, Fla.
I noticed that you ran a very good poem on
the Signal Corps a few issues ago. Thanks.
We're proud of the traditions of the corps, and
glad to see that pride in print. I've written a
poem showing my feelings about the Signal
Corps. Maybe you'd like to use it, sometime, in
CPL. OLGA V. DONAHUE.
Uncle'Sam has called us;
Our duty we must do.
Don't forget our motto:
That message must get through
The nerve'of the Army
Is called the Signal Corps.
Get that message through, boys.
Regardless of the score.
We get the message through,
And photograph the scene;
But in all of the action,
We are never seen.
Shrapnel may be flying,
And shells may explode.
Our message will go through
Regardless of the mode.
r~AUt U KLfI V rI 66f 60 106,
TAMPA TOTS BUY, RIDE JEEP
TT-r H ieIiSS
JEEP JOLTS these Philip Shore Grammar School students
and they love it. Above is the entire third grade class of
the school piled on top of a Drew Field jeep which later
took youngsters around the playground. The class placed
first in a school war bond campaign and raised sufficient
money to'buy a jeep. Bottom picture shows nursery students
and teacher, who also got a ride.
3d FC Signal Men Give
Opinions On Post-War
By CPL. ALBERT R. KAZARY Pvt. James Nicholson: Take
The best laid schemes o' mice the best I can get.
an' men T/4 John Baldwin: I'd like
Goes oft agley, to get in radio with the Mer-
And leaves us nought by grief chant Marine. Boy! That'd be
an' pain a racket.
For promised joy! T/5 Norma Hogensen: Go in
for motion picture operating.
So wrote Robert Burns-and Then go in for newsreel stuff.
we are all inclined to believe that That's what I want to do.
Fate does weave an unthought-of Whether I do it or not is an-
web around the beet of idealistic other thing.
dreams. Perhaps it adds to Life's
richness to have plans up-rooted. Pvt. Charles Hecht: Got a job
Certainly it pleases the adven- waiting' for me. With a paper
But regardless of Burns, Time Pvt. Hazen Mitchell: It ain't
or Destiny, what will you do over yet. Guy on the radio says
when it is all over and we of its gonna be over soon. I think
Signal Headquarters Company, he is a lot of bunk.
Third FC go home. Pvt. J. Leroy Kniskern: I sup-
Pfc. Earl Rush: Guess I'll go pose I'll go back to my law prac-
back to the farm. I wouldn't want tice. Then again, I may not. My
to live in the country though. farm is doing pretty well.
Give me a big city with wine, Cpl. Michael Kremin: How the
women and song. devil do I know.
Pfc. Adrian Corbett: Damned if Pvt. Kenneth Krause: Retire.
I know. Ihad a good job lined CpL Melvin Scull: Martha is
up with Horton Motor Transit. waiting for me-and I'm looking
Guess I'll go back to it again, forward to her and married life.
1. What is the largest bird
known to man?
2. Amethysts are generally yel-
low, purple or green?
3. Is a tennis ball smaller, larg-
er or the same size as a hard base-
4. Which is larger-five-eighths
5. There are a number of word
combinations which describe peo-
ple or things in terms of animals
-for instance, "lion hearted."
Name three similar expressions.
6. We read and hear about peo-
ple being arrested for assault and
battery. What is the difference
between assault and battery?
7. Is. Bismarck the capital of
North Dakota or South Dakota?
8. I "speak" into the micro-
phone now. I "spoke" into it last
week-if I buy shoes today, I
"shoe" myself. If I bought them
yesterday, what did I do?
9. Distinguish between an auri-
cle and an oracle.
10. What's the difference be-
tween pinking and bluing?
(Answers on page 14.)
MISS DUKU I T L. BLAIK,
daughter of Mrs. L. S.
Black, of Campton, Ohio,
and 2nd Lt. Robert L.
Dewey were married Satur-
day at 5:45 P.M. at Chapel
Number Four. Mrs. Dewey
was attended by Miss Betty
Mohr of Massilon, Ohio,
while Capt. Dennis J. Dole,
Base Adjutant, acted as
WELL HERE WE GO again. This week things are going to be
different. We are going to the same thing in the same way, and
to my way of thinking, anything that happens the same way twice,
in the Army, is new and different.
ONE OF THE STRANGEST things that ever happened to me was
to have the same incident happen twice. The Army is a wonderful
institution (now, I'm not going to pull that old chestnut here) but
it does have so many different ways to do the same thing! There
is a reason for it though, and they tell us that it is to keep the boys
on their toes! (On their toes? I've seen 'em take three steps
and fall flat on their faces).
THE WEATHER is getting cooler all the time, and it doesn't feel
bahd! Football in the air football players in the ground .
crowds in a dither me in the Guard House again Ah yes.
Fall Football .. Fun (Yes, Doctor.)
SO MANY OF THE LOVLIES are marryin' up with the brutes these
days that the chaplain and the civilian clergy are kept pretty busy.
I wonder what it is in the Army that prompts a man and a woman
to decide to do it?
IN THE SUMMER all of the northerners here in Florida don't
swim too hot In the winter all the southerners stay away
. .too cold Some of us do some don't (its easier than the
GI shower summer or winter).
TAMPA IS ON the mat again! The men have been paid again ...
So has Tampa! The old saying (whatever it is) still applies!!
Why don't the men just get smart and stay away? Have you been
in the Army long? The solid citizens know that a soldier looks
forward to getting to town merely because it is a little association
with the memories of home that he holds dear. So the mer-
chant says "here come the suckers boost it!" The plight of
a soldier is a sorry one no kiddin'.
OH, OH SEE HERE on the desk that you all are not co-operating
to help the boys with this "lift" proposition. What can we suggest
to make you car owners realize just how tough it is for a fellow
to get a ride these days? We plead we cajole .we kid you
into it .. no soap! So few are doing so much to help so many ...
(that statement can become a byword).
WELCOME "BIG STUFF*" Our new friends and we mean the
big ones sure looked fine coming in the other day. How anything
that big can be so beautiful ... Hope you gentlemen have a pleasant
stay and lots of luck.
WATCH YOUR LETTERS fellers.. Check up on them and see
that yours are getting where they are supposed to be getting.
There has been a lot rbf trouble all over the country with the
service man's mail. If you notice anything at all that is out of
line regarding the mails notify the postal authorities on
HAVE YOU EVER SPENT the better (sometimes called the worst)
part of a morning waiting to see someone and then finally (as mess
call blows)' you are permitted entrance only to sit another
twenty or thirty minutes while the person behind the desk makes
all sorts of phone calls? It happens all the time. The answer?
Either conduct all business by phone or refuse to see anyone. Time
saved hetps the war effort. Phone calls are important but if
a personal contact is arranged that usually is rather impor-
HAVE JUST HEARD from Rodney von Gackle's office at the
Bullburger factory. He is plugging Turkal dinner for Thanks-
giving. It is something different has something Turkal
dinners they are more than Turkey (just what we don't
know but that's all the more fun).
Style note: That's your exit! Tied up to the WAC radio show
... tie that together and you can get a job most everywhere .. It's
gonna be good! (yo' just wait and see there I did it again
.and I'm glad).
OUR NEW FRIENDS, the officers and men of the 396th, created
some furore on the Base when they came in. One of the prettiest
sights these tired old eyes have ever seen.was the landing of these
big ships. So many and so fast and yet so darned beautiful.
How a thing like that could be so deadly is one of the. amazing
things that make a war what it is. The men are a swell bunch
and'we sincerely hope that their stay here will be a happy one.
SINCE WE HAVE.NOT been permitted the wearing of Field
Jackets on and off the Base, a lot of colds have cropped up. The
answer? Wear a sweater under your shirt. When you get to the
Base ... or office .. or where, you simply remove tie, shirt and
sweater ... replace shirt and tie... the whole operation shouldn't
take more than 20 minutes and it will help you to divert illness.
More WACs have arrived and we understand that the kids are
really getting close to each other. One lady stated the other day
that every time you rolled over in your sleep, you landed in the
next bed. Each time someone turned a door knob the furniture was
rearranged Glad to see the kids here. They must like the place
they are always arriving and no one has left yet.
CORN: That which is yellow and grows in great quantities
right here in the office. Ever sit and listen to a flock of news-
paper men? They don't believe what they say, themselves, and
yet they expect (or do they) others to assimilate their jargon. Oh
unhappy day that I let myself be led from my straight and narrow
(and it was narrow) path onto the dirty dirty road of news.
I wish that I had become a fruit salesman or some other sane
self-respecting individual rather than the morbid, broken in-
dividual that I am. The lot of an ink man is a sorry one. "Nobody
loves me" (the trouble is, that I know why).
FAST TALKING and self-styled lady killer, Pvt. E. Ralph Emmett
of the Base PRO, got a fast one thrown back at him in a Tampa
restaurant the other night.
"Hello, babe," he greeted a pretty waitress who floated up to
wait on him. "Are you married?"
"No," she answered, smiling.
"Good," snapped Emmett, his eyes beamiing. "What are you
doing Saturday night?"
"Getting married!" she snapped.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
BRIGADIER GENERAL Westside T. Larson, Commanding
General of the Third Air Force, presents Merit Award Cer-
tificate to Major Donald W. Flinn, CO of the Headquarters
Squadron, whose personnel has outwitted the spirochete and
other venereal disease germs four consecutive months.
3D AF SQUADRON WINS
FIRST MERIT AWARD
FOR VENEREAL CONTROL
The Third Air Force Headquarters Squadron has be-
come the first unit of the Third Air Force to receive a
Merit Award Certificate for freedom from venereal disease
for a minimum of three months.
As a new move in the cam-
paign to curb disease, any unit venereal rate of the Third Air
which goes for three months or Force below that of the Army
longer without a case of infec- Air Forces average is one of my
tion is eligible for the award, most cherished objectives. The
For each additional month it is Third Air Force venereal rate is
free of disease, a gold star will now unfavorably high in compar-
be added to the certificate. ison with other Air Force and
Brigadier General Westside Army commands.
T. Larson, Commanding Gen- Great improvement has been
eral of the Third Air Force, made during the past 12 months
presented the award to Major but we still have a long way
Donald W. Flinn, commanding to go. Our achievement to date
officer of the Headquarters proves that it can be done it
Squadron, at'a special forma- we keep our objective con-
tion at Third Air Force Head- stantly before us.
quarters. "It is particularly important to
"It is .a great personal satis- me that the Headquarters Squad-
faction to me to present the Merit ron maintain a good record be-
Award Certificate to the Head- cause of the impression it will
quarters Squadron for its record make upon other Air Force units.
of being free of venereal disease "I will watch with interest the
during the past four months," addition of a gold star to the
General Larson said. merit certificate each month
"The objective of reducing the hereafter."
LATEST TYPE of Drew Field fire alarm boxes is pictured
above. The new boxes were placed throughout the field
this week. On the left is lovely Miss Pearl Foster of the
Post Engineer's and Fireman Paul Fries. The boxes con-
nect directly with the Fire Department. Soldiers are urged
to note the location of the alarm nearest their company
To Air Opinions
In Tampa Talks
Following the policy begui
last year at Jacksonville, a
state-wide recreational con
mention has been called b;
the Florida Defense Recrea
This conference, to be helc
Tuesday. Wednesday and Thurs-
day, Nov. 16, 17 and 18, is held
expressly for the purpose of pro-
moting more and better recrea-
tional facilities for you. The
National Recreation Association
the Recreation Division of the
Federal Security Agency, and
the Florida Association of Rec-
reational Workers will be rep-
resented at the sessions.
Mr. Mark McClosky, Director
of Recreation for the Federal
Security Agency, will be one of
Sthe leaders of the convention's
activities. The opening session
of the schedule will be attended
by Governor Holland. Lt. Comdr.
James Garrison, U. S. Navy, will
assist in the three-day program.
Because the ratio of military
personnel stationed in Florida is
greater than the ratio of civilian
personnel residing in the state,
Service men are sometimes apt
to believe that Floridians are not
Friendly toward them. On the
Contrary, urge members of the
Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pe-
tersburg defense councils, civil-
ians in this section are most
Anxious to give service men
exactly the type of activity they
favor during their off-duty hours.
Officers and enlisted men in-
Sterested in attending this confer-
ence in order to promote better
relationship between civilian and
military recreational activities
are urged to do so. You may
obtain information as to the
schedule of events by phoning
the Defense Recreation Council
in Tampa, or by dropping in at
By Red Cross
Typists or stenographers on a
voluntary part-time basis are
needed by the Red Cross at Drew
Field, Mrs. William H. Fillmore,
chairman of Red Cross activities
for the Drew Field Officers'
Wives Club, announced yester-
The work will be at Drew
Field under the supervision of
the Red Cross field director.
Those contributing their services
are not required to report at any
special time. Assistance for one
or two days-or just an after-
noon-will be accepted. Interest-
ed persons can call W-1012.
AW Laff Parade
Technician Fifth Grade "Rajah"
Bergman will be guest master of
ceremonies at Sunday night's AW
Laff Parade, to be held in Rec.
Hall No. 1, starting at 8:15
A fast-moving program is be-
ing planned, headlined by Gloria
Wood, the gal who sings the songs
you guys like to hear, and Harry
Johnson, Joe Kenealy and Jules
Getlin, star comedians.. Jack
Sarty's AW Dance Band will be
in the groove again, and some
guest talent will lend a hand.
mother of Billy Franklin, 6, left
him with his dad in Chicago.
Dad, an Army officer, got or-
ders to leave so he parked Billy
with a soldier friend. The sol-
dier got orders to move himself
so he left Billy on another
friend's doorstep. This fellow lo-
cated Billy's mother here and
that's where the kid is today.
The second digit in Army serial
numbers reveals the Service Com-
mand in which the soldier en-
A PILE OF GI clothing to be mended. It's a sewing circle
around which the wives of Drew Field officers are gathered.
Once a week they get together like this and tackle piles of
clothing belonging to enlisted men, sewing chevrons and
shoulder patches on shirts, mending and altering.
Delayed Fans--But Here's
2d SAW Billfold Pin-Up
PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR. is coming down to Tampa .
Rewrite! Tear it apart! perhaps she might stop his
I've been victimized by the. THURMAN TRANSFERS
print ing department T/Sgt. William C. Thurman, Of-
thanks for the hazing I've fice of the Surgeon this head-
been receiving since last quarters, is being transferred to
week's issue of the ECHOES Station Hospital, Camp Forrest,
Tenn., for temporary duty pend-
rolled off the press quot- ing the opening of the school
ing a portion of our last term at the School of Medicine,
wes a rc to te ft University of Louisville, Ky., in
week's article "to the left we January. T/Sgt. Thurman ad-
print a cut that .speaks out- vances through ASTP. Sergeant
right in the praise of archery" Thurman completed premed
training at West Virginia Wesley-
. no kidding, gang, we did an College, prior to his enlistment
have a swell pinup picture at- in November '39. Requiring
tached but the fate three years of study and culmin-
ating in an MD degree, Sgt.
that befalls Yogi and Yogo, on Thurman leaves with quite a busy
prepigskin parade picking, future in store. Lots of luck
caught up with us and the "Flight Surgeon!"
caught up with us and the Nominated for (a) Ward 14
2nd Training pinup gals. ... Section 8 inventor Steve
This week we just "gotta" get Bocsei of the battalion printing
the "cupid" pinup to press ... so department comes up with a time
here is the pinup bill fold saving invention to print two
S- sides of memo or bulletin at the
same time front and back of
the stencil will come off the
mimeograph machine at the same
time How he turns the first
sheet over amazes even him ...
SIn an exclusive interview with
S f the master inventor, Pvt. Bocsei
sees great things ahead of himself
you bet "pink elephants"
: Mental Hygiene.
S' Speaking of Mental Hygiene,
:" .F: Cpl. Sol Schector, Physical Ed
n instructor of this battalion,
brought us an amusing recount
of section eights Smoking
Bull Durham tobacco and sav-
ing the tobacco bags was, a habit
S.,. of a lad until it got to the point
where he began sending them
to the laundry marked "small
-. .: '' mattress covers" knowing
Schector as a practical joker, I
Wouldn't put it past the guy to
,* turn in such tobacco bags in
Some, one's laundry.
T/5 Jim Read, Inspectors Sec-
size. (Have a heart, Ed .. Sgt. tion, has the Hq's boys tossing
iaron Levine S 3 this head- s the Hq's boys tos
Aaron Levine, S-3 this head- basketballs in the Recreation Hall
quarters, did until Ruth aimed an the past several evenings .
rrow at him "gonna" print having a challenge game with
t this week?')
For a cinch bet, we'll wager 748 SAW Co. hanging fire, Jim
hat there will be a rush at the really has the guys getng in
Hospital Dental Clinic when it Ghapeb T/5 esenburg and T/5
ets around that "Ruth." (Mrs. ottlieb have some large money
.dvine to you guys), is an assist- on the game ..Gottlieb is a 748
nt to the Dental Surgeon. SD man to this headquarters' and
Let's have those pinups coming he's sticking with the 748 after
n, gang show this Pvt. H. F. its victory over the 570 SAW
'atterson, who just invaded Drew battalion.
and is asking for pinups, that, in POET SCHILBE
response to his plea to the editor, We hear that Cpl. Schilbe of
nd Training will continue its Message Center, is quite a poet
procedure of printing the girl .. have you guys heard his poem
friends (s)? based on Daniel Boone?
When it comes to a soprano Lieutenant James, Headquar-
voice among men .. look for ters Company "CO," has quite a
problem on his hands ... although
little boy "Whitey" Buchinsky we might say his worry is begin-
. T/5 Buchinsky, was de- ning to fade as the outfit has
tected previously as having a turned spick and span.
"Bonnie Baker" voice, now Barrack 13 was the honor bar-
"Bone B nw rack last week who has it
singing on the streets to and this week?
from the drill field Buchinsky When Sunny California and the
should soon grow up or at least popular state of Florida are being
get a voice of a man! argued about in the barrack chat-
ter, T/5 Joe Stenson is right there
Fatso Mike Macurik, "the Mad with his side of the California
lussian of S-4" passing 3A-12 sunny weather.
arrack last evening a snore with Usually we begin letters with
Russian accent was heard the subject of weather and then
raced it right back to Mike "advance" today, let's wind
vhat a snore! The fellows of up this column with the weather
arrack 12 hear that Mike's wife argument.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
Is 'Victory Step,'
The results of the recent Moscow conference were in-
dorsed yesterday by six Drew Field soldiers, who termed
the decisions made by the United States, Britain, Russia
and China as "momentous, and the vital spark needed for
victory and establishment of a permanent peace."
Newspoaers grouned the de-
cisions into these five major
1. No separate peace by any
of the Allies.
2. Establishment of an or-
ganization for maintaining
peace after the war.
3. Punishment of Nazi war
criminals by turning over Ger-
man officers, men and members
of the Nazi party to the coun-
tries in which they performed
4. An independent Austria.
5. A free democratic Italy.
The six Drew Field soldiers
who were picked at random to
express their thoughts on the con-
ference were enthusiastic in their
Cpl. William B. Peterson from
Omaha, said, "When I first
read about it I
thought of Hull
as our repre-
is a pretty
gainer. I be-
lieve much was
done toward a
else, this con-
ference has Cpl. William B.
done much to Peterson
disclose the thinking being done,
or not being done by the United
States service men. The old ques-
tion of morale has been dusted
Corporal Peterson is with Com-
pany A, 588 SAW battalion. In
civilian life he was an analyst.
At the base library Cpl. Isadore
had an opinion
to be voiced.
that this con-
ference is going
to have an im-
ti o mediate effect
on the length
cow ..... of the war, for
.P.... eit demonstrates
Cpl. Isadoxe unity of pur-
Kaufman pose. It points
out to the world the determina-
tiope on the part of the three
great powers to achieve a mili-
Pfc. 'Mark ...
Nelson ;of: the .
state d "This
the first im-
taken toward -
ture wars and -
ending this one
fast." Pfc. Ne l-
son is fr o mPfc. Mark Nelson
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Overheard discussing the Mos-
cow 66tiference with fellow sol-
diers was Pfc.
w a s snatched
"I'm very in-
terested in this
subject," P f c.
sed. "This con-
Pfe. William EH tend to better
Hamlyn unite Russia
and the United States. It mislays
the fears some have had. It makes
the German populace realize that
they can't make separate peace
with Russia. I believe Hull was
the best choice that we could
have made to represent the
Bill is from
I., and is now
with the 570th
"I figure it
really came out
Pfc. Frank L. Pfe. Frank L.
Brykowski of Drykowski
Sthe Base Photo Lab. Frank lives
Pfc. Nelson V. Welch, of the 2d
SAW Battalion said, "The knowl-
edge gained at.
will hasten vic-
tory. It seems
likely that the
war will end
by a collapse of
conference i s
blow to Ger-
man morale in Pfc. Nelson V.
the past year. Welch
"Germany must know that
she can't win. Her one hope
would be that when Russia
has regained her own territory
she might make a separate peace.
"Russian agreement to fight
with the Allies until the German
armies are crushed or Germany
agrees to unconditional surrender
would seem to erase the last
Pfc. Welch, who was born in
England, now lives in New York.
Built in Alaska
FAIRBANKS, Alaska- (CNS)
-A gasoline-distribution pipe-
line that stretches 1,000 miles
from Skagway in southeastern
Alaska to Fairbanks, supplying
American airbases in Canada and
Alaska, is now in operation. The
line was built by Army Engineers
Gets Flier a Break
INDIANAPOLIS. -(CNS)- If
Lt. Tom Trayer's fiancee, Mary,
wasn't so good looking he might
not be enjoying a leave here to-
day. Forced to bail out of his
Flying Fortress over Arab terri-
tory, Thayer showed natives
Mary's picture and they were so
impressed that they delivered
him into friendly hands.
Dad and Daughter
Blow Bugles for Army
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.-
(CNS)-Two bugle players, Roger
Knowles and his daughter Joan,
entered the Army here the same
day. Today Sgt. Joan is blowing
reveille at the Second WAC
Training Center here and Sgt.
Roger does the same chore in
Negro Lieutenant Colonel
Commands Fighter Group
SELFRIDGE FIELD, Mich.-
(CNS)-Lt. Col. Benjamin 0.
Davis Jr., first negro officer to
head an Air Force combat unit,
has taken command of the 332nd:
Fighter Group here. Colonel
Davis, a West Point graduate, is
the son of Brig. Gen. Benjamin
Fourth Training Men
Organize Football Teams
The 4th Training Battalion is
in the midst of a well-rounded
program of competitive athletics.
A touch football league has been
organized, in addition to the reg-
ular softball and volleyball
Feeds 10 GIs a Day
CHICAGO.- (CNS) A new
Army field ration is called 10-in-l
because one 45-pound carton pro-
vides food for a full day for 10
soldiers. The ration is produced
in five different menus, each
complete down to cigarettes,
matches, water purifying tablets,
can openers, soap and paper
'Wiener Bake'of Quiz PAcKS 'EM IN
SGT. JOSEPH FALCONER
Voted a success by the
more than a score of persons
attending, was the first of a
series of Detachment Parties
held by the Base Finance
Office at the Hillsborough
State Park last Wednesday
A good old-fashioned "wie-
ner-bake," which included
beer and potato salad, was
held amid one of the best
winter evenings that one
could hope for. Due to un-
forseen circumstances, the
truck containing the refresh-
ments arrived somewhat be-
hind the convoy of cars. Nev-
ertheless many willing hands
soon had the park humming
with activity and at once
the ball began to roll.
The appreciation of the detach-
ment is extended to the Southern
Building and Engineering Com-
pany which furnished the truck
and driver for the outing.
Our thanks also go to T/S Dick
Kuiper of the 46th Bomb Group,
who furnished the committee
with a large amount of salad and
Success of the outing was
due in a large part to the com-
mittee which consisted of
Chairman, T/S Ray G. Popp,
Miss Dorothy Best, Miss Mar-
jorie Bloch, S/S Frank Hilbert,
Henry Hevia, Sgt. Irving
Peckett, Joseph Falconer. Last,
but not least, appreciation is
extended to Sgt. John Clancy,
guardian of the remaining cases
of beer, who accompanied Sgt.
John Scanlon and John Myky-
tiuk with the remnants of the
affair on the truck.
Convalescing at the Base Hos-
pital at the moment, is Cpl. Leon
Allard. Corporal Allard recently
returned, from Lake Lure. Here's
hoping that all goes well in his
favor and that he will soon be
back with us.
On furlough at present: Sgt.
David Frye who is taking in the
sights of Miami with Mrs. Frye
. Cpl. Joe Madej, visiting
friends and relatives in Buffalo
and Niagara Falls.
The two lads in the photo are
the latest Don Juans of the bar-
racks. The tall fellow is none
other than Cpl. Willis Sloan, ex-
school teacher from North Caro-
line. Seems that he and PFC John
Urann, the other fellow, both
went to town at the Wednesday
party the detachment gave. Sloan
was seen with the lady he has
been talking of for the past six
months, while Urann has been
heard to speak of nothing but
"Millie" whom he also met at the
With the national sport of the
moment holding sway, the local
pigskin commandoes headed by
the old wizard, Cpl. Ben Rup-
recht, boasts of an aggregation
consisting- of Cpl. Rueben Lan-
ders, "The Atlanta Flash"; PFC
SERGEANT QUIZ and his all-soldier show, are still going
great guns with the AWUTC units on Drew Field and out-
lying sub-bases. A recent night program staged outdoors
for the 4th Training Battalion furnished the scenes for
these pictures. Above, Sergeant Quiz goes through his
routine with a GI contestant while three judges, seated at a
table on the Special Service mobile stage, keep score. The
other shot shows the. audience surrounding a cheerful bon-
fire as they watch and listen to the program.
OUTDOOR MOVIE OPENS
M. .- r
OUTDOOR MOVIE, built in a month by men of the 1873rd
Engineers, will be opened Saturday night. In addition to
showing motion pictures every rainless night, the roofless
theater also will be used for Sunday chapel services.
Drew Field now has an al fresco theater.
The open-air movie house will be opened to troops of
the 1873d Engineers at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The house seats 400 persons,
and was built exclusively by men Chapel services will be held in
of the 1873d under the advice of the theater Sundays.
the Post engineers. Assistant manager of the the-
the Post engineers. after, which is Drew Field's
Staff Sergeant H. T. Carstar- eighth, is Pvt. James Sharpe.
phen was the noncom in charge (Manager of all Drew Field the-
of the construction. Captain Roy aters is Lt. George J. May Jr.)
o was the officer in The cashier is Pvt. Harold Mc-
C. Noble was the officer Clure, while Pvt. Willie Shackle-
charge. ford is chief projectionist and
Movies will be shown, at 8 Pfc. Charles H. Greene Jr., is as-
o'clock every night. In case of sistant projectionist. The doorman
rain there will not be a show. is Pfc. Verdree Lockhart.
Frank Gantz, T/S Spencer Dia-
mond; S/S Robert "Daddy" Puf-
fer, one time Rochester triple
threat man, and Cpl. Pete Revig-
lio, ex-merchant, for the dura-
tion, from La Salle, Illinois.
Those giving their all for the
spine-chilling game of volley
ball include such notable as:.
Sgts. Irving Peckett, Larry
Ruehlow, Jack Gladney, John
Scanlon; Cpls. Bob Aldrich,
Although it's not for publi-
cation at the present time,
those in the know give as in-
formation, from sources which
we deem reliable, that the
windfall romance between St.
William Rhodes and one young
lady whose name we gather is
"Just Juanita" had at last
come to a head at the recent
party given by the Detach-
Congratulations to Sgt. Jack
Gladney on his recent birthday.
We still wonder what can be in
those letters that causes Allan
Frey to compose them in the
quiet of the office after every-
one has turned in for the night?
The next episode of the "Palm
River Romance," starring S/S
Henry Hevia and the charming
miss of our Administrative Sec-
tion will appear in the next issue
of the "Echoes."
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, N4
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, Nov. 11-
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,
6:15 p.m.-Volley ball league, Municipal trailer park, 2300 N. Ore-
7:30 p.m.-Bridge tournament and Whist, Service Men's Center,
1008 Kay street (Negro).
8:00 p.m.-Chess and checker tournaments, Y. M. H. A. Ross and
8:00 p.m.-USO featured dancing party, weekly, 710 Harrison
8:30 p.m.-Dance on Patio, 214 North Boulevard and Fireside club.
Friday, Nov. 12-
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.
7:30 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field, 1008 Kay street (Negro).
7:30 p.m.-Tables games and dance instruction, 1008 Kay street
8:00 p.m.-Music and Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street; dance on
patio orchestra, 506 Madison street; party, Christian
Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; bingo, refresh-
ments, Navy Mothers' club, 305%1 Water street.
8:00 p.m.-Spanish class, Christian service center, Tampa and
8:00 p.m.-Spanish class (Negro), (1st and 3rd weeks)-Service
8:30 p.m.-Musical feature, 214 North Boulevard.
Saturday, Nov. 13-
12:00noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison.
Glee club practice.
7:30 p.m.-Soldiers' chorus, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
8:00 p.m.-Open house, Y. M. H. A., Ross and Nebraska avenues.
8:00 p.m.-Movies, USO, 710 Harrison street (Negro).
8:30 p.m.-Musical numbers, 506 Madison street; dance-orchestra,
214 North Boulevard; Party Night-Hillbilly Band,
607 Twiggs street.
Sunday, Nov. 14-
9:30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street.
9:30 to 11 a.m.-Coffee and doughnuts, 506 Madison.
2:00 p.m.-Inter-social club; games.
3:00 p.m.-Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs street; ping pong,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler.
4:30 p.m.-Music study social hour, 607 Twiggs street.
5:00 p.m.-Get-together, Navy Mothers' club, 3051 Water street.
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments, First Methodist church,
Florida and Tyler.
6:00 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center; broadcast
6:00 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 re-
freshments, Hyde Park Methodist church and River-
side 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 Madison.
8:45 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
11:00 a.m.-Breakfast, USO residence, 821 S. Rome.
1:00 p.m.-Open house, Tampa and Tyler streets.
2:00 p.m.-Special guest hour, USO, 710 Harrison street (Negro).
6:00 p.m.-Supper, USO residence, 821 S. Rome.
6:30 p.m.-Open forum on current problems, for young people-
teens and twenties, First Presbyterian church ser-
vice center, Marion and Polk streets.
7:00 p.m.-Club sing, USO, 214 N. Boulevard.
7:00 p.m.-Community singing, USO, 710 Harrison street (Negro).
7:00 p.m.-Vespers Service, Men's Center, 1006 Kay street (Negro).
8:00 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field orchestra, Y. M. H. A., Ross and
9:00 p.m.-Special feature, USO, 710 Harrison street (Negro).
Monday, Nov. 15-
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 in-
terested, 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.
2:00 p.m.-Sewing class, USO, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Ping pong tournament, Y. M. H. A., Ross and Nebraska
8:00 p.m.-Debating club (1st and 3rd weeks) USO, 710 Harrison
8:00 p.m.-Spanish class, (2nd and 4th weeks), USO, 710 Harrison
8:00 p.m.-Dance, MacDill Field orchestra, Service Men's Center,
1008 Kay street .(Negro).
8:30 p.m.-Gym nite, ping pong tournament, bridge club, 214 N.
8:30 p.m.-Dance to recordings, USO, 506 Madison.
Tuesday, Nov. 16-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Tampa Chess club, DeSoto hotel, Zack and Marion.
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler;
bingo, 214 North Boulevard.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Auditorium.
8:30 p.m.-Community sing, 506 Madison street; sketching instruc-
tion, 214 North Boulevard; dance, Municipal audi-
9:00 p.m.-Chess club, 214 North Boulevard.
9:30 p.m.-Educational movie, 214 North Boulevard.
6:30 p.m.-Victory girls' chorus and special features, Service Men's
Center, 1008 Kay street (negro), (1st and 3rd
8:00 p.m.-Bowling tournament, Y.M.H.A. Ross and Nebraska
8:00 p.m.-Photo club (1st and 3rd weeks), Dramatic class (2nd
4th weeks), 710 Harrison street (Negro).
8:00 p.m.-Trophy table games (2nd and 4th weeks), Service Men's
Center, 1008 Kay street (Negro).
8:30 p.m.-Typing class, USO, 710 Harrison street (Negro).
9:30 p.m.-Movies, 214 N. Blvd., USO.
Wednesday, Nov. 17-
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.-Camera class and Bridge instruction.
7:00 p.m.-Bridge Tournament, USO, 710 Harrison street (Negro).
7:30 p.m.-Bridge lessons, Service Men's Center, 1008 Kay street
7:30 p.m.-Ping pong, shuffleboard and domino tournament, Ser-
vice Men's Center, 1008 Kay street (Negro).
8:00 p.m.-Community sing, Y.M.H.A. Ross and Nebraska avenues.
8:00 p.m.-Dance instruction, USO, 607 Twiggs street. .
8:00 p.m.-Spanish class, USO, 710 Harrison street (Negro).
8:00 p.m.-Family night (1st and 3rd weeks), Christian Service
Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
Plan Open To
Service men and families are
urged to participate in programs,
including athletics, sponsored by
the Board of Public Recreation
of Tampa. This board provides
17 municipal playgrounds for
whites and four municipal play-
grounds for Negroes.
Included on this program are
low organization games, rhythmic
and special activities, 24 volley
ball teams, basketball, softball
and various others. Call 3050 or
3821 for daily schedules.
Offer Free Beds
The Sarasota American Legion
Post, Sarasota, Florida offers free
lodging for enlisted men, any
night of the week, at the Ameri-
can Legion Coliseum.
You may secure reservations by
calling Sarasota 7757. The coli-
seum is located at the corner of
Washington Blvd. and 9th Street,
The Scottish Rite Building, 502.
E. Lafayette, Tampa, houses a
free fifty-bed dormitory, re-
served for Service Men.
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus meetings
are "held on the second and
fourth Tuesdays of each month.
Father Toomey, pastor of
Sacred Heart church, stated, "We
are always very happy to have
any of the boys attend!"
The meetings are held at the
corner of Cass and Tampa-above
the military bus station.
Amercian Legion Club
Open Daily Until 11 P.M.
The regular meetings of the
American Legion are held on the
first and third Tuesdays of each
month, on the third floor at 602
The Service club, at the same
address is open every day be-
tween 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
*Main Bev. and
Main Mdse, and
2nd & Ave. F
2nd & Ave. F
*No. 1 ....... 8th & Ave. A
*No. 2 ....... Area F on Ave. J
No. 3 ............ 8th & Ave. H
No. 4 .......... E-lst & Ave. L
No. 5 ........... Camp DeSoto
No. 6.............. Plant Field
No. 8 ......... 4th & Ave. L
*No. 9 ....... Hosp. Area-B-10
*No. 10 .........1st & Ave. J
*No. 11 ...........2nd & Ave. N
No. 12 ........... Flight Line
No. 15 ............WAC Area
3rd F. C. .. 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence
*-Branches with Soda Fountains
or Beer Gardens.
Not Guilty, Pleads Censor
In Gum Theft Charge
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-(CNS)
-When Seaman Bill Florence
read in the papers about how
tough the war was for the folks
back home he sent his best girl a
stick of gum. "I hope the censor
doesn't take it," he wrote in a
postcript. His girl searched the
envelope. No gum. "I'm sorry,"
read a note from the censor. "He
didn't put it in."
Own Son's Death Wire
liam H. O'Brien, telegrapher, sat
down at his key to take the first
message of the day. When the
message was finished he blinked,
then delivered it in person. It
was to his wife and it said that
their son, Pvt. William H. O'Brien
Jr., had been killed in North
YANK Gal Voted
MORRIS AAF, N. C.-(CNS)-
Yank's pulchritudinous poster
pin-up girl, known only to GIs
as "A Honey" has been voted the
most popular of all pin-ups by
men of a laison souPdron sta-
,-.. -_. t^- -W
MMM! NICE CATCH! lr frier( %i
be lucky enough to cat( .f.ometh~.. I
off. We mean the fish, of course. TI
something quaint; a "bicycle boat."
^Ut^. ,i \..'"
WHEE! WHAT SPORT! The Hillsborou
site Sulphur Springs, offers choice re,
your browsing hours. Doesn't that wa
The natives tell us the weather's.getti
swimming. We're hard to convince, w
shinina on Florida oretties clad in swir
TUU'D HA I t U ADMIl yourhad left
ing the famous Bok Singing Tower at
forget you ever had a woe, out'among
surrounding the bird sanctuary. Grab
a pass, hop a bus for Lake WaFes, and p
tower. It will be a day worth remember
P%%3 1. 16 ff'%a I 1 2
IURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
Srfrier( r Vill say, if you should
Itc ..omethit,, like this on your day
h, of course. The girl is trying out
Worth a Little of Your
Own Time and Thought
The following questionnaire is designed to acquaint your
SPECIAL SERVICE Staff and your municipal recreation directors
with the facts about your entertainment and welfare. Maybe you
would like more dances, perhaps you would like some special ac-
tivity that no one has put into effect as yet. Maybe you are missing
some program you would enjoy a lot. Pick up your pencil, fill iii
the blanks and give your suggestions so better off duty entertain-
ment may be provided. This questionnaire is in no way a means to
pry into what you do in your off duty time; it is only for your
benefit in trying to provide better co-operation between all organi-
zations interested in your welfare.
Forward the completed questionnaire immediately to the
ECHOES GOOD-TIME EDITOR, BASE SPECIAL SERVICE
BE serious about this, men, it is one way the ECHOES is using
to try to provide better and bigger entertainment for you.
ECHOES FREE-TIME FUN QUIZ
1. Do sou patronize downtown recreational centers? Yes .... No....
2. Check those of the following listed recreational centers which
you visit most frequently.
(One check will denote visits on the average of once or twice per month,
two checks denote visits of around once per week, and three checks denote
very frequent visits.)
a. USO, 607 Twiggs St......... ...............................
b. USO, 506 Madison St. .......................................
c. USO, Residence, 821 S. Rome .................................
d. USO, 214 N. Boulevard .....................................
e. USO, 710 Harrison (Negro) ..................................
f. Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler Sts. .................
g. Service Men's Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro)..................
h. First Presbyterian Church Service Center, Marion and Polk
i. YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Sts. .............................
j. YMCA, 314 Zack St.........................................
k. YWCA, 610.Twiggs St .........................................
1. American Legion Service Men's Club, 602 Tampa St ..........
m. Masonic Service Center, 502 E. Lafayette ......................
n. VFW Service Center, 806 Zack St. ..............................
o. Elks' Clu, Florida and Madison Sts. .........................
p. Navy Mothers' Club ....................................
3. Which*of the above listed centers do you prefer? ...............
W hy ? .......................................................
4. Which of the following activities do you participate in fre-
a. Discussion or debating groups...... Which Center? ..............
b. Language classes............ .. Which Center? ................
c. Musical or choral groups........ Which Center?...............
d. Dances......... ..... Which Center or Centers? ................
e. Parties.......... Which Center or Centers? ......................
f. Indoor Sports Tournaments. ...... Which Center? ...............
g. Suppers. ............... Which Center? ........................
h. Movies. ............. Which Center? .........................
i. Dancing class .............. Which Center? ................... .
j. Activities for Service Personnel sponsored by Tampa Churches
................... W which activity? ......................
k. Outdoor Sports ........ Which Park or Center? .... .............
5. Do you attend downtown church services? Yes....... No........
Do you attend chapel services on the Base? Yes....... No.......
6. Check the following fraternal organizations whose Tampa meet-
ings you attend:
The Elks' Club.............. The Knights of Columbus.......
The Masonic Temple. ........ Scottish Rite ...................
Any other. ................ W here? .......................
7. Does your wife attend luncheons, classes, or other activities for
Service Men's Wives sponsored by the Tampa recreational
groups? Y es. ................... No . . .....
Which ones?............................ What is her recreation?
................... .......... .... Have these contacts aided her
to establish friendships in Tampa? ............................
8. Do you attend Service Men's Dances at:
Tampa? Yes....... No .... How often?. ..... Where? .......
St. Petersburg? Yes .. No.... How often? ...... Where?......
Clearwater? Yes... No..... How often? ....... Where?.......
9. Do you attend dances at the Drew Field Service Club? Yes......
N o ...... ......... H ow often? ............................
10. Have you visited in any of the Tampa homes? Yes............
No ...... How did you establish these contacts? ................
11. What type of recreational activities offered for Drew Field men,
both on the Field and in Tampa, do you enjoy the most?
12. What are your suggestions for improving the facilities for your
recreation in Tampa? .........................................
13. What are your suggestions for improving recreational facilities
on the Base? ................................................
RECREATION BUILDING No. 1 1J, ,
Friday, Nov. 12, 8:15 p.m.-USO Victory Show.
Saturday, Nov. 13, 8:15 p.m.-USO Show (Blue Unit).
Sunday, Nov. 14, 8:15 p.m.-AW Melody or The Laff Parade.
Monday, Nov. 15, 8:15 p.m.-Quiz Show-Soldier Vodvil.
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 8:15 p.m.-Marion Lohrig Presents Vodvil.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 8:15 p.m.-To Be Announced.
Thursday, Nov. 18, 8:15 p.m.-Music, Mirth and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB
Friday, Nov. 12, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Saturday, Nov. 13, 8:30 p.m.-Bingo.
Monday, Nov. 15, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of recorded music.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Information for Service Men and Women, guest cards, etc., at
the Recreation Office, Defense Building, Fifth street and Second
avenue north. Phone 4755.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach Drive North, open daily from 9 a.m.
to 11 p.m. Informal dancing every night. Coffee and cookies every
day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse, suits and
towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance instruction
PIER CENTER, Municipal Pier. Informal dancing every night.
Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance instruction
U SO CLUB, 433 Third street south. Writing room, pool, games,
mailing service, sewing service, stationery, shaving service, etc.
FRIDAY, November 12
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Special Party -Dance-Orchestra, PIER
7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. The Music Hour. Listen to your favorite
recording. USO CLUB.
SATURDAY, November 13
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.-11:00 p.m. Dance at Pier.
SUNDAY, November 14
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. HOME 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 15
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 16
7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Classical Recordings.
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Informal Dancing. Games. PIER CENTER.
WEDNESDAY, November 17
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.-Drew Field Dance; Orchestra. PIER CENTER.
THURSDAY, November 18
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.
St. Petersburg Spa Pool has been reconditioned and is now
open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The city recreation depart-
ment is offering special rates to all men in uniform.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13-"Lassie Come Home,"
Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Edmund Oween; Army-Navy Screen
magazine, Stork's Holiday, Color Cartoon.
Sunday and Monday, Nov. 14 and 15-"Crazy House," Olson and
Johnson; Wagon Wheels West, RKO Pathe News, Featurette.
Tuesday, Nov. 16-"Find the Blackmailer," Jerome Cowan, Faye
Emerson; "Mr. Mugg Steps Out." East Side Kids.
Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 17 and 18-"The Iron Major,"
Pat O'Brien, Ruth Warrick: Community Sing-"Baby Smiles at Me";
RKO Pathe News.
Friday, Nov. 19-"Never a Dull Moment," Ritz brothers, Frances
Langford, Mary Beth Hughes; "Fixing Tricks," Pete Smith; "Falling
Hero," Bugs Bunny: March of Time, Youth in Crisis.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 1 and 4
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13-"True to Life," Mary
Martin, Dick Powell, Franchot Tone, Victor Moore; "Figaro and
Cleo"; RKO Pathe News; Walt Disney Cartoon.
Sunday and Monday, Nov. 14 and 15-"Lassie Come Home,"
Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp; Army-Navy magazine, "Stork's
Holiday"; Color Cartoon.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 16 and 17-"Crazy House," Olson
and Johnson; "Wagon Wheels West"; RKO Pathe News; Featurette.
Thursday, Nov. 18-"Find the Blackmailer," Jerome Cowan,
Faye Emerson; "Mr. Mugg Steps Out"; East Side Kids.
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20-"The Iron Major," Pat
O'Brien, Ruth Warrick; "Community Sing-"Baby Smiles at Me";
RKO Pathe News.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATER No. 7 (Colored)
Saturday, Nov. 13-"In Old Chicago," Tyrone Power, Alice Faye,
Don Ameche, Brian Donlevy; "Aladdin's Lamp"; Terry-Toon.
Sunday and Monday, Nov. 14 and 15-"True to Life," Mary
Martin, Dick Powell, Franchot Tone, Victor Moore; "The Case of
the Missing Bear"; RKO Pathe News; Bugs Bunny.
Tuesday, Nov. 16-"Claudia," Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young,
Ina Claire; "Red Hot Riding Hood"; Color Cartoon; "That's Why
I Left You"; Passing Parade.
Wednesday, Nov. 17-"Here Comes Elmer," Al Pearce, Frankie
Albertson, Dale Evans, Jan Garber and band; "The Chance of a
Lifetime," Chester Morris, leanne Bates, George E. Stone.
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18 and 19-"The Man From Down
Under," Charles Laughton, Richard Carlson, Binnie Barnes; RKO
Zt *^ ^E I
I! The Hillsborough River, just oppo-
offers xihoice recreational spots for
Doesn't that water look refreshing?
e weather's getting a little chilly for
d to.convince, when the sun is still
'tties clad in swim suits.
l I you'had left r-ioraa WITnOUT VisiT-
nging Tower at Lake Wales. You'll
woe, out.-among the beautiful trees
3nctuary.: Grab yourself a date and
ike Wales, and proceed by cab to the
DREW FIELD ECHOES. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
SB17'S AT DREW FIELD
\.....,- FIRST TIME IN HISTORY
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SLEEK, HEAVILY ARMED FORTRESSES lined up at Drew Field after the arrival of the 396th Bombardment Group. The Forts were the first heavy
bombers to make their home at Drew Field. Many of the Group's officers and enlisted men have seen action in the South Pacific Theater. Story
on Page 1.) ,
Lt. Col. Griffin
To Wed; 503 AW
& I 1 .F
By CPL. WILLII
Cupid seems to be aimin
eagle eye on silver and gold 1
order for Lt. Col. D. T. Gri
bride-to-be. Wedding day is
wishes the bride and groom g
Ever since Kitchen 20 put on-
ions on the table, we have led a
very sheltered life. We never
thought there would be so many
lovers of the odoriferous bulb in
tha 503d, but all of us seem to be
singing "Don't Get Around Much
Anymore" with real tears.
Besides all this, our bosom
buddy and your correspondent
were not on speaking terms dur-
ing the beginning of the week and
we both practiced to be hermits
whidh certainly puts a dent in a
columnist's accomplishments. We
do brush our teeth regularly
though, so most of what you will
read here was overheard during
rush hour in that little old house
with the seven gables.
Has anyone here ever seen
Corporal Charles Gaulkner
(Adjutant's Section) shave?
He's what is called a facial ac-
robat, using one sink and two
mirrors, and a razor blade if it
is available. All this happens
while he is telling you a story
in his inimitable Missourian
undertone. Alexander Wooll-
cott could not have done better
although he would have prob-
ably taken less time.
There was a lot more we ob-
served in our company's Berchtes-
garten, but we're of the school
that believes all men deserve
some privacy, so we'll leave these
little idosyncracies for Colgate,
Ipana and Lux to publicize.
Was that Sergeant Nicholson
(Sergeant Major) inspecting his
rifle by looking through the tip-
end? You'll get something in
your eye like that, Sarge.
PEPE LIKES FOOD
Wasn't it cute watching T/5
Louis Pepe (Forms and Publica-
tions) chewing around his ab-
scessed tooth? Not even a swollen
jaw can keep Louis from chow.
We've never seen Corporal
Withrow (Communications .Sec-
tion) out of bed. Is he on night
shift or is he hiding something?
Wasn't Lieutenant Valentin
surprised when he struck oil
under our -bed during inspec-
tion? There's no end to Florida.
The Chamber of Commerce
suspects there may be oranges
How can the girls resist Cpl.
Morton Serota (Reproduction
Shop)? They seem to do it so
Besides Lana Turner, our fav-
orite person to work all night
with is Lieutenant Lund (S-3).
He has a sense of humor, typing
ability, and is never without
There is nothing to say about
Sergeant Zittzleberger (Central
e By PFC. BUNNIE CASSEL
nerm It More new faces-pretty ones,
too-appear around the WAC
AM SCHWARTZ area every day. Pvt. Pat Reitz,
M S WA fresh from basic training at Des
g at the S-3 Section with an Moines, is an enthusiastic addi-
eaves. So felicitations are in tion to the Echoes' staff. Already
eaves. So felicitations are in o i iE o a ne ece
she is turning out a nice piece of
iffin (he's my boss) and his work. She finds little time for
November 15, and all AW overtime toil, though, 'cuz she's
ood luck and happiness. always well supplied with dates.
Dark-eyed, dimpled Private
Archer, just in from Fort Ogle-
Files), but we were wondering thorpe, will certainly be a pop-
whether we could spell his name ular member of the Base staus-
correctly. With a little coaxing tical office. Said she, fresh from
Zitts will show you a snapshot an all-WAC camp, "I walked into
of his sister--a ringer for Judy the PX, and there were all those
Garland. MEN: Gosh!"
It would be interesting to know MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED
what Corporal James 0. Scott By the by, it isn't Pfc. Flora
(S-2) finds so enlightening in Sager a ny more It's now offlora
Ybor City. You'll wind up re- Sarny more. It's now offi-
peating his middle initial in ex- cially Pfc. Mannheimer, wife of
clamation. Base theaters' Sgt. M a r v i n
Congratulations, Captain Press- "Tubby" Mannheimer. Tubby and
burg those bars become you. Flo, the couple whose secret mar-
riage we announced, sans names,
FRIENDLY ORCHIDS three months ago when it oc-
Sergeant Friendly (War Orien- curred, look so much alike that
station) is doing a diller of a job people often ask if they are
with his daily war bulletins. We brother and sister.
were surprised to find how inter- Finally, after three months of
testing current events are. The wedded bliss, during which time
Yankee- Cardinal game seems they finally broke down and con-
minor league compared to this fessed to their officers, thereby
big world series. None of us will starting the lengthy process of
be sorry for learning more about name-changing, Flo isn't on the
it. books as "single" any more.
STRICTLY PERSONAL: More Over 'n' over again; it's the
same sayings you hear from the
power to you, Etta. I hear your lips of the khakied kids. Over
bond drive was a real success in the area, you get so's you can
and the boys and girls in serve sthe e gt sos y
ice appreciate that kind of distinguish the gal just by her
Sa a i expression. Hence this listing of
spirit Thanks, Millie andtypical, tried and true WAC
Ruby, your recordings were cracks:
swell. The fellows enjoyed
them nearly as much as I did Nora King: "Wal, ah'm f'm
.. BG, how do you wash those Kaintucky!"
sharp shorts you sent me? Doris Alexander: "What are
Elmer G., how about asking you doing in my area?"
John Powers for some pin-ups Jean Jette: "Isn't my sah-
for our dayroom? Georgia Car- gunt wonderful?"
roll is my favorite! Mary Callahan: "What a mar-
Tampactivities: Cpl. Alfred Liz Taylor: "You're an eager
Monteleone (Reproduction Shop) beaver."
tripping lightly and fantastically Natalie Rappaport: "Do you
at the Service Club dance. He girls think I'm a mind-reader?"
trimmed his mustache for the oc- Eleanor Mason: "Ugh! It's
casion'. Cpl. Gerard Limbach something fierce!"
(S-l) rushing like mad to board Amelia Barone: "Oh yes, it's
the Silver Meteor Bronx-bound so easy. I know it by heart."
S. That beautiful WAC seen Juanita Wilkinson: "Are you
about town is named Irma. She's one of my girls?"
Benjamin Field's prettiest Pfc... Pat O'Connor: "Righto!"
The Madison street U. S. 0. suf- Adelaide Lockhart: "0, Lo-
Eering from female power short- ord!"
age at the Wednesday night Arlene Huss: "I'm mad, and
dance. Some of you guys donate there's no use trying to talk me
your girls to the cause during out of it,!
mid-week? Those circus post-
ers inviting nostalgic thoughts of First Sgt. Eleanor Mason is
New York in the spring. spending an unexpected sojourn
in the Base hospital Hurry back,
Cargo Cari S Mason, we miss you. First Sgt.
r Carriers Betty Baker of the Arboretum
WACs is subing very nicely in
Arrive at Drew Mason's absence.
A large number of new cargo That striking piece of art work,
and personnel carriers which may labeled "Buy bonds to buy bombs"
eventually replace all present- which graces a wall near the
type 2%-ton trucks, have been entrance at Headquarters, is the
received at AWUTC, according to product of Pfc. Dottie Nordeen.
Capt. Gerald E. Cooper, motor The gal never put her paws on a
officer. piece of clay till she reached
The vehicles look very much Drew. Here, having nothing to
like overgrown weapons carriers, do with her days, (yes, boys, she's
and are 6 by 6 Dodge trucks. one of the sweet voices at Base
69th Band Sports
New Combo Units
By SGT. WILL KREWSON
Among the events of the past week we find Eddie
Munk of the 69th leaving the trials and tribulations of Army
life, substituting for it all the tranquil life of Avalon, Pa.
No doubt all previous records of "departure on furlough"
have been broken by Edgar, for he was up before the crack
of. dawh and on his way ere his comrades in arms could get
one foot on the floor. Let, that be a lesson to you, S/Sgt.
J. F. S.
On the heels of Tubby, Munk's
departure came Bob Crow's and
Eddie Shult's return. Both re-
turnees expressed joy over their
journey back (or did I hear
wrong), although Bob seems to
miss his newly acquired fiance.
Congratulations on your engage-
Have you noticed a rather large,
good looking fellow knocking
himself out on the bass fiddle
these nights? Stop at the Service
Club or any of the various places
where jazz is at a premium, and
you'll come face to face with our
own genial Del Woodke, and his
Del has been giving the band
its kick with his solid bass
work, ably supported in the
rhythm section by Woody Har-
wick, drums, (our grinning
Dutchman), and Art Carchedi,
piano. Other side men include
Joe (Pancho) Wright, trumpet;
Bob Budnik, alto sax; Jerry
Becker, tenor; and Gus (the
coach) De Ridder, alto sax. So
far the new group has been a
huge success, ask the 828th
Guard Squadron, the Elks Clubs
of Tampa, the Service Club pa-
trons and many others. The
problem now is, which combo
is going to "cut" which combo.
In collaboration with the Army
Emergency Relief of St. Peters-
burg, W. O. Lester, and G. Baker
took the entire ensemble to that
town and gave two open air con-
certs last Monday. Everyone
seemed to enjoy the various ren-
ditions conducted by Mr. Baker,
and we sincerely hope we have
helped in some small way to aid
in St. Pete's goal. Wednesday
night Frank Zecchino, formerly of
the Boston Symphony, gave a few
selections on the stage of the
Florida theater, in conjunction
with the premier of the movie
"This Is The Army". Also pres-
ent were the members of the
465th A.A.F. band's dance orches-
Information) she enlisted the ef-
forts of Pvts. Philip DeFleurs and
Samuel Alessi, sculptors, to teach
her a few tricks.
The "man on the bomb," Dot-
tie's fourth piece of sculpture,
proves that the gal is a wiz with
the modeling medium. Good
luck, Dot, we know we'll see lots
more of your work.
Wonder how Lieutenant Barnes
is faring, up at Fort Washington.
We here in the WACs miss her
lots, but know she's having a
wonderful time-her sense of
humor always makes quick
friendships for her. We'll be glad
to see her back, come December.
By 853d Soldiers
By PFC. ED ALLERHAND
This Saturday the detach-
ment will hold another of
our parties, and if it turns
out as well as the previous
one we feel sure that every-
one will be well satisfied.
The event will be held at the
same place as the last one,
as everyone there seemed
well pleased with it.
Handling the arrangements for
this shindig will be'and are T/4
Bill McClymont and Pfc Frank
Dunn. That seems to assure that
affairs are in capable hands. A
large turnout is expected this time
and we expect many members
who missed the last party to show
up for this one.
Our intra-detachment volley-
ball league is now well under
way and the results of the first
two games proved inconcluisve.
The Warehouse team defeated the
Office crew in the first garri
the close score of 15 to 12. 1
next league game was won by
Office team over the represe:
tives from the Telephone and
Telegraph Sections by the same
identical score of 15 to 12. That
should give you an idea how
evenly matched all three teams
Last week the detachment
welcomed into the fold eight
new enlisted men. Well, any-.
way, next time Major Swanson
addresses us he will have to say
"Ladies and Gentlemen of the
Detachmen." All eight of these
members of the WAC have been
working with the detachment
for some time, but have just
now actually been assigned to
our organization. The girls are
working in the telephone ex-
change, the telegraph office, and
the Base Signal Office.
Just as had been expected near-
ly every man in the detachment
showed a substantial improvement'
in his physical fitness test score
for the test the detachment un-
derwent last week. Sgt. Joe Bas-
night is to be congratulated for
his excellent work. It was due to
Joe's perservering efforts that our
physical training program was
conceived and carried out.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
SMen Pass Gossip
SThe Vitamin Kids of S-1,
AWUTC, Pfc. Andrew Baykow-
Ssky and Pfc. Edward Bushouse,
Still spend their: day off basking
in the sunshine Vitamin D which
--- is given free at Clearwater
ST/4 Helen Walker, Pfc. Beth
Murray and Pfc. Gelilah Grace
Mengel, the newly acquired WAC
personnel, still insist that work-
ing on "the line" is much more
fun. Yours truly is still wonder-
ing what they mean by "on the
JOur baby-boy, T/4 John Dwyer,
left for Deland, Fla. We all ex-
pect him to become a great en-
Sgineer under the ASTP.
T/5 Noble Farnsworth is still
Showing the local sights to his
wife. Mrs. Farnsworth arrived a
few days ago from Salt Lake City
and still refuses to render an
opinion on Florida.
'Furloughs are as plentiful as
ever. T/5 Gerald Limbach and
----- T/5 Sidney Feldman are spend-
SALUTE AT DOUBLE TIME (RUNNING) (Come down to a ing their time in New Yok. T/5
SALUTE AT DOUBLETIME (RUNNING) (Come down to a Robert Herfurth, the pride of
quick time a walk before rendering the salute). Boonville,- Mo., is paying, his
folks a visit.
l} l S^ AS R ST ~The so-called "pencil-pushers"
of AWUTC are just as much sol-
diers as any of you. At present
1AME 1N A I CONTEST we are pursuing a Class C course
NAME IN AW CONTEST in rifle training. The results of
this course have been admirable,
GI is strictly the way Uncle Sam expects his soldiers for already we have a few sharp-
Sact, and IG is logically the opposite f GI So a soldier shooters and plenty of marksmen.
to act, and IG is logically the opposite of GI. So, a soldier e also have the makings of a
who is unsoldierly might well be called "IGGY" which is a few experts.
derivation of "IG." --
That's what the judges in the Mo
Sad Sack name contest decided ,,1
this week in announcing that
the prize--a book of War De- XlC
apartment theatre tickets-would
be awarded to Pfc. Andrew B.
Baykowsky-of the 1st Reporting
Co., 503rd Sig. A. W. Regt. Hence-
forth, the character who appears
in these AWUTC S-3 cartoons
will be labeled "IGGY," and Pfc.
Baykowsky will receive his prize A rumor is a peculiar thing. Often an instrument of
by mail s r T enemy propaganda, it is untrustworthy and almost always
The contest, sponsored by The
ECHOES, has been running for false. A rumor can destroy morale, and a person who
several weeks, and more than 80 spreads a rumor is foolish, malicious and dangerous. Rumor-
names were submitted by the
readers. The 503rdscored a clean mongering is a form of scapegoating, blaming the innocent
sweep for honors, for, in the for one's own troubles, and may lead to the building up of
final selection, the board of false hopes or the tearing down of justified beliefs.
judges gave consideration to three The Rumor Clinic operated by
other names and promptly gave the War Orientation department cannot reveal military informa-
honorable mention to their send of AWUTC is kept busy replacing tion not allowed in news columns.
ers, two other men of the503rd. lies with facts Numerous calls But if you'hear a rumor which
Two of the names, "JUSTwere are received daily over their troubles you, just call the Rumor
submitted by Cpl. Sam A. An- phone, Extension 497, and the Clinic. They'll do their best to
drews, 3rd Reporting Co. and correct answers are given to these give you the straight facts.
A queries. Most of them are minor
"ODDBALL" was the suggestion and oft-repeated rumors-such as So here we go:
of Cpl. Edgar G. Irvensen, Is it true that all furloughs have RUMOR: A corporal with
Co., Reporting cartoon. shownbeen frozen?"-but some of them air ambition is worried over a
above, is self-explanatory.Donare more serious in nature, and story that the 3rd Air Force
be like "IGGY." Don't salute on anything done to quell these false
bte likun. Slacen your pae on reports will aid in the war effort. will no longer accept Air
quick time.first. RUMORS ANSWERS cadets.
Starting with this issue, The FACT: Captain Hensch, Base
Kitchen 24 W ins ECHOES will print, from time to Schools officer, states that this
time, some of the rumors heard rumor is "100 per cent false."
on the field, followed by the true In fact, he says, the schools'
For the second consecutive facts concerning the topics in office is looking for additional
week, Kitchen No. 24 has won the question. Just when and how
Best Kitchen flag. Mess officer is often this feature runs will de- likely candidates.
Lt. Robert A. Wallis, and mess pend on the number and types of RUMOR: Immediately after
sergeant is S/Sgt. Alexander rumors received by the Rumor publication of the Moscow Con-
Pinchuck. Clinic. The answers obviously ference declaration, the 'story
Tell Her She's Pretty
And My, How Nice She Looks-
But Don't Fill Her With Stuff
Taken From G.I. Books!
started that Russia had declared
her intention of joining the U. S.
and Britain in the fight against
FACT: No such intention is
stated in the Moscow declaration.
But there is an implication which
most political observers see, that
Russia will eventually participate
in the joint effort of the Allies
to defeat imperialistic Japan.
This may mean "help short of
war," similar to the help which
the U. S. gave Britain in the
days prior to Pearl Harbor.
RUMOR: Inquiries have been
made concerning the wearing
of the field jacket on and off
the post. The question which
recurs is, "Can I CARRY my
field- jacket home from the
FACT: According to AWUTC
Bulletin No. 173, field jackets may
not be worn off the base under
any circumstances, except when
authorized for an assigned mis-
sion outside of the post, camp or
station. This means that for most
officers and enlisted men, field
jackets will be worn on the base
only. The jacket may not be
worn on the way to work in the
morning or on the way home in
the evening, but it may be carried
to and from the post.
To check that rumor, call the
Rumor Clinic, Extension 497.
LATEST THING in mobile stages is the portable job now
being used to take Special Service shows to AWUTC units
located off Drew Field. This shot, taken at night, shows
several musicians performing on the stage which, complete
with backdrop, footlights and PA system, is mounted.on a
large GI truck.
Stages on Trucks
To OT Soldiers
A soldier stationed on Drew Field can, by exerting just
a little effort, see and hear a world of stage entertainment.
Whether it's a USO show, the Laff Parade, Sergeant Quiz,
Marion Lohrig Presents, or Music, Mirth and Madness, the
audience is sure of a swell program of rollicking enter-
But how about the lads in Op- The mobile stage has other
rational Training, who are sta- possibilities, too. It may be used
tioned miles from the nearest fun for field orientation programs,
center? Well, something's being for programs on the street cor-
done for them, too. At the behest ner downtown, or almost any
of Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, place.
Commanding General of AWUTC, So, you AWUTC units-if it's
the Special Service Office is entertainment you want, just call
trucking a stage show to these the Special Service office, Exten-
men. Commanding officers may sion 649, and that's what you'll
put in their request for the road get.
show to visit their isolated out-
fits, or, when business starts to Gene.l AiL
get slack, the showmen them- general W hite
selves take the initiative and plan
a schedule of road trips. Commends 911th,
How do they operate? First, 1018th on Record
they carry their stage and props
with them. Only recently was the
portable stage completed. It is In a letter written by Brig. Gen.
hauled to the scene of the pro- Thomas D. White, Chief of Staff,
gram on a six by six truck, and Third Air Force, the 911th and
is then mounted on the truck bed. 10-18th Quartermaster platoons of
The stage, backdrapes. and scen- Drew Field were commended
ery, public address system, spot- highly for their ,excellent vene-
light and footlights can all be real disease record.
installed in 30 minutes or less. From April, 1943, to September,
A special gasoline-operated gen- 1943, the two Negro platoons-had
erator, set up 150 feet from the a record free of any venereal ill-
truck, furnishes the juice for the ness. Said Brig. *Gen. White:
PA system and footlights; and the "Each member is commended for
spotlight is run off the-.truck this evidence of compliance with
battery. prescribed Army standards of
Then comes the entertain- conduct and physical fitness."
ment. Under the direction of Endorsements to the letter by
LtC. K. Dietsch, Special Serv- Lt. Col. William H. Fillmore,
ice officer, a talented staff Base Executive Officer, and Maj.
dishes up a batch of laughs and Alfred B. Stickler, Commanding
music. T/4 Harry Johnson, T/5 Officer of the Camp DeSoto area,
Joe Kenealy and Pfc. Jules Get- congratulated the organizations,
lin alternate in the emcee and and urged them to maintain
comedy roles, and their straight their record.
dialogue is sparkled with plen-
ty of ad libbing. Providing a Schreiber's Infant
musical background is Cpl. Al-
len Conkling with his sweet- A seven-pound boy was born at
and-hot guitar. And that ain't Clearwater November 3 to Lt.
all. Guest talent is plentiful, and Mrs. Morris Schreiber. The
and may include anything from child has been named David.
a volunteer novelty act by some Lieutenant Schreiber is. in the
GI to a South Sea Island dance AWUTC S-4 section.
by a luscious female. AWUTC S-4 section.
En route to the scene of the
show, some member of the cast is
apt to run into an act which can
be incorporated into the routine.
For instance, last Friday night,
Sgt. Johnson, on his way to help
entertain some soldiers in one sec-
tion of Florida's vast wilds, spot-
ted a girls' trio who called them-
selves the "Andrews Sisters of
Tarpon Springs." A little begging
did the trick, and the girls ac-
companied the troupe and were
one of the big hits on the eve-
So, you see, the show fills a
big gap in the lonely soldier's
entertainment. The purpose of the
mobile stage is to reach those who
have little outside entertainment,
and the actors are on the job at
least three nights a week, per-
forming as willingly for a small
detachment of 15 or 20 men as
they would for an audience num-
bering in the hundreds.
World War II Vet
Gets Bonus at 19
CONCORD, N. H.--(CNS)--
Nineteen-year-old Donald Elliot
of Plymouth, Mass., who served
18 months in the, Army and was
wounded at Guadalcanal has re-
ceived New Hampshire's first
World War II bonus. The state
gave Elliot a check for $100, a
bonus for which more than 200
other World War II veterans al-
ready have filed claims.
James Munro, whose son Douglas
lost his life while protecting 500
Marines in a group of small boats
on a Guadalcanal beach, is going
to carry on for him in the Coast
Guard. Recently she accepted a
commission in the SPARS.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
WAC Lt. Jungermann
Talks of England
In Theater No. 3 Monday aft-
oe r ernoon AWUTC officers heard an
interesting talk by Lt. John J.
Jungermann, who has returned to
this country after duty in Eng-
land. Lieutenant Jungermann told
of the operation of aircraft warn-
ing units in England, and gave
,asse ld some interesting comments on the
reception of American military
1,-onn +h.tn n i -iinu uul
Better get "on the ball," you outfits who have been
turning in regular entrants in the well-dressed category.
There's a new bomb group in, and they're out to make a
name for themselves.
With just one more "man of the week" to snag, the
Mystery WAC began her prowl last Sunday. Craning her
neck through the window of her car, she peered at a
group of shining young men who were tramping the road.
She looked eagerly from one clean-shaven face to the other.
Suddenly she blinked. Metal
shining, shoes glistening, Tech good magazine articles and
Sergeant Taylor Vangilder easily stories.
held the gaze of the WAC. When
she crooked her finger and quer- a Sergeant Prince says: "When
ied, "Won't you go for a ride with you're an author, people rather
me-to the photo lab?", Sgt. Van- expect you to sport long hair
gilder exhibited great sprinting and a lazy look. In the Army,,
prowess, too. and in civilian life, too, I found
"My outfit?" he said. "The 396th
Bomb Group, of course. Us guys
just breezed into Drew the other
day. I'm in the 594th Squadron,
"We've learned to watch our
appearance, even when we're
traveling in hot, stuffy trains. I
never miss a shave or a shine. No-
body's ever going to decide there
are bums in my outfit, just be-
cause I got a little lazy."
The tall, good-looking ser-
geant is from River Rouge,
Michigan. He wears the Dis-
tinguished Flying Cross, and
the Air Medal-with the cluster,
which he received as a result
of his year of service in North
Africa. He sports 325 hours of
combat flying. Sgt. Vangilder's
wife, who keeps up the tradi-
tion by working for the A. C.
Spark Plug Company, is now
busily engaged in turning out
The Headquarters and Head-
quarters Squadron of the Third
Air Force stepped up with two
well-groomed winners this week.
Both Line Mechanic Cpl. Russell
-Campbell and Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Lester Claphan have their
troubles, trying to keep their
fatigues with a semblance of
neatness. But it doesn't keep them
from shining those shoes, every
day, and you'll never catch them
without a haircut.
Campbell, who first saw day-
light in Kansas City, Missouri,
was an electrician and lineman
before Uncle Sam made him a
mechanic. His wife, waiting pa-
tiently back in Kansas City, says
he looks better in his uniform
than he did in his best zoot-
A jack of all trades before he
began saluting officers, S/Sgt.
Claphan is one of the Third Air
Force's crack radio operators now.
The engaging red headed lad is
from Columbus, Ohio. His wife,
who keeps the home fires burning
in Tampa, thinks he's equally
smooth in civvies or uniform.
Flashing a smile, along with his
pass, was Sgt. Douglas Prince,
when the photographer caught
him. He is a member of the 519th
Bomb Squadron, 408th Fighter
Formerly a Branten, Massa-
chusetts, corporation office's chief
clerk, Sgt. Prince has now ex-
changed his job for one in the
intelligence department of his
squadron. He still finds time to
engage in his bread-winning hob-
by, that of author of many very
it didn't pay to look 'arty'.
People take you for a goon,
when you don't look as smart
as you know you really are."
Pfc. Russ Hold, Regimental
Headquarters, 501st SAW Batta-
lion. looked very pleased when
the WAC announced that he was
one of her "men of the week."
"Gosh," he exclaimed, "Won't
my girl be proud of me now!
I've always tried to look neat, but
I didn't guess anybody else ever
Hold was a student at the Uni-
versity of Washington when the
war suddenly changed his plans.
He hails from Seattle..
personnel by the iEngllish, 1lIvin
conditions, and other timely
MORALE IS HIGH at the
AWUTC Adjutant's office,
and one big reason is the
presence of Beverly Shapiro,
charming stenographer at
that office. Beverly, a pin-
up gal in any guy's league,
resides at Clearwater.
By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
Many at Third FC have been the victims of S/Sgt.
George Jones' jokes. But, when the shoe is on the other
foot it hurts, no, Gus?
To fix George's wagon, headquarters heads (officers,
too) got together. First an "official" message clicked out.
A certain "hot" organization requested the services of the
To make it even more legit, This writer, an experienced
an official correspondence file hitch hiker, still notices many
was circulated. Meanwhile cars leaving the Base these eve-
Jonesy was "sweating bullets" nings with seating space for at
awaiting his walking papers. It least one or two GIs. And that
was only then that he was let in new road behind Headquarters is
on the secret. a dandy place to catch lifts.
FINALLY TOLD When will the bull gang fill in
B. those excavated walks between
But just then S/Sgt. Bob Par- barracks? Somebody's gonna
sons was given his cue and he break his neck in those ditches
came dashing out of his office one of these dark nights.
with a telephone message. A call
had just been received from Latest off-the-post-man is Pfc.
"higher authorities" requesting Henry Mendoza. Mrs. M. and
the availability of one, S/Sgt. their 10-month-old youngster
George Jones. Say, Gus, are you joined him last week.
breathing at your normal respira- Warning: Daily onion eaters
tion rate? at noon chow: Bobie, Harding
Belated congratulations .. and artes.
to Asst. Signal Officer, Ben S. T/Sgt. Dick Wahl's latest
Gilmer who is now wearing Lt. crush is the WAC Pfc. whose
Colonel's leaves to John one bonged-up arm rests in a
Hrycewicz who celebrated his sling. Dick was seen escorting
second wedding anniversary her to the GI show. While she
last week. ..and to all the boys held her purse with her good
who finish one year in the arm, Dick fished around inside
service this month, for the price of two admissions.
Recent visitors W. O. (That's the story we heard from
George Owens from Gunnery two authentic sources).
School at Ft. Myers and SGT. Do your Christmas shopping
Sam Siskind, with aerial gun- early. And the Post Office is
near's wings, just passing through. recommending early Christmas
More future flyers. Goodby mailing. Dorwart is doing his
and good luck to Sgt. Bob Shoff part in getting the office gang
and Cpl. Loyd Wright, who left on-the-ball with those cards.
for their basic flying training MAYOR WAH WAH
Sunday Pfc. Leroy Nolan
joined Sgts. Earl Duncan and Rod Sulphur Springs newly elected
Munroe over at the 314th waiting "mayor" Pvt. Vine "Wah Wah"
for their traveling orders. Celaberdo attributes his success
to his baby-kissing (babe kissing,
too.) At a dance the other night,
he held a married woman's baby
so a voter could dance with her.
On his recent furlough, Pfc. Al
Bahan and his old Oklahoma
heartbeat said, "We do." But his
pals, Tucker, King, and Willie
Jones were kept busy, during his
Once again rejoining the out-
fit are Sgt. Kallinich and Pvt.
Whobrey, recent grads of Non-
com's P. T. School at Miami
Conforming to the current
song hit is Capt. Erickson's
classic remark, "Lay that paper
down, boy, lay that paper
Message Center's croonin' goon
is Pfc. Vincent "Wrong Way"
Corrigan, one of the new boys.
And with all those new men at
Headquarters how about tipping
this writer off to some juicy mor-
Nel Lightsey and Driscoll still
insist that 60 plus 40 plus 20
total 100. That's just about their
Sergeant Herm Cohn is becom-
ing a regular deep sea fisherman.
Last Sunday was his third trip on
the briny deep off St. Pete this
That fancy, new Headquarters
bulletin board is Sgts. Myers' and
Resch's work. It's Sgt. Guidry's
job to keep the board up-to-date,
newsy, and with cartoons.
Olonzo Proffitt is bucking,
but really. S/Sgt. Mal Holden,
out for exercise, put his dust-
begrimed shoes under Prof's bed
while he showered. Upon re-
turning, Mal found them, glis-
tening and all laced up. Whom
do you think did the job?
A joint welcome to the new
Hq. stenos. This time it's for
Mrs. Klein and Mrs. Burkette
in A-2, and Mrs. Rodman at
Signal. Stick around foi a lit-
tle while, girls.
Chuck Levy swears by the G]
Laundry. Three weeks ago one
bundle was lost on him. Two
weeks ago another bundle failed
to return. Surprise, last week
his bundle did come back.
Seems the Burma Road gang
insists that Cahill's name join the
Too bad we can't repeat some
of those dillies that Lt. Bohannor
got off at those recent lectures.
Tragedy in the bay. St
Dubowski, in a hurry to make
7:30 formation, dived out of bed
at 7:25, grabbed his towel and
soap and started for the latrine
But when his toe caught on the
edge of Joe Hresko's locker, Mine
Boy Stenley looped through the
air and landed on the floor, face
down. Anyway he caught hi,
soap. Result: no broken neck,
but a couple of badly banged uE
toes that put him on sick call.
Wanna buy a good car? See
Sgt. Meekins in A-3. A bar-
gain, he says.
Recent grads of the Dehy-
drated Foods School for Cooks
at Ft. Bragg, were Cpl. Bob
Smith and Pfc. Aaron South-
SKen Lindblom rates the title
of "Asst. Coffee Carryer for
Joe Driscoll must think cir-
culating that Court Martial
order among his A-1 charges
will nip insubordination by
coercive psychology (them's big'
Don't forget the juicy mor-
sels on our new men.
Hartman of 314
At WAC Mess
By SGT. H. B. BURLESON
SCOOP! Sgt. Jack Hartman, Base Chaplain's assistant
is now wearing garters. We are under the impression thal
the reason is since he is now dining at the WAC Mess Hall
he must be in style.
Sgt. Charles Crain, Chaplain's assistant, was seen re-
cently being escorted by two WACs. The rumor has it thai
he is quite popular at the Service Club, since all who know
him in that capacity are anxious to work in the club. Whal
we can't understand is why does he keep talking of "Rose?"
Having completed a successful
furlough tour, Sgt. Red Carter is
back on duty in the 314th Squad-
ron Post Office. When asked if
a good time was had by all, his
reply was: "Everything went OK
until I left my foot sticking out
from under the car too long and
it was sunburned."
SECRET NOW OUT
Now it can be told! Sgt. Mar-
vin M. Manheimer and Flora M.
Sager (WAC) were married on
July 27, in St. Petersburg. When
marriage is such a great institu-
tion, we are wondering why this
marriage has been kept under the
Corporal Markiewicz and Cpl.
Chihutsky looked very happy
upon their return from fur-
lough. (Are we kidding?)
Wonder if their thoughts are
still on AR 340-15 with all its
Here's hoping Lady Killer
Byrne gets his intended fur-
lough next week. Lots of luck,
Joe, we know you will have a
Wonder how Recruit Stothart
likes his basic training. Take il
easy, Rookie, we all had a crack
at it. Just keep in step, old boy,
and you'll march to Tokio and
The prophecy of trays for the
314th Mess Hall is almost a fact
now. The details are that 250
trays are now available for. issue,
but will not be given to. the men
until such time as enough trays
for all the men will be sent to
us from Atlanta. That, we are
told, will not be too far away.
Sergeant Mackey of the mess
hall is back with the old gang
again after spending some time
in the hospital.
As Best Dr
Prank Reversed on 3d FC Jokester
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES CLASSIFIED ADS GET RESULTS
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-One buff-colored suitcase, con-
taining most of one poor GI's ward-
robe. Lost the very day he departed
for Aviation Cadet Clothing is marked
with T/5 chevrons and serial num-
ber S-6842. Contact Sgt. Holliday,
Ph. 603, or come to 314th Orderly
Room, 6th and A.
LOST-Brown wallet filled with pa-
pers, etc., which means a lot to me.
Pay-day is still a long way away, and
my credit is running out. Name on
papers is Pfc. George Hand. Finder
please call Drew Field Echoes. Ph.
GOLD identification bracelet, brand
new. No name on it as yet Must
have it, because it means a very great
deal to me. Finder please contact
Sgt. Jeanne Cottrell, Base Photo
Lab, Ph. 539.
FOUND-Good fountain pen with name
engraved. Loser may have same by
presenting his dog tags and telling
me his name and what kind of a pen
.it is. Pfc. John McCormick. 2nd Re-
'eorting Co., 576th SAW.
kALLET containing papers and iden-
-tification I must have. If found,
please notify 1st Lt William M.
Chambers. MC, 501st SAW, at once.
LOST Service gas mask plainly
marked "Alverson, 34339458." If found
please phone Sgt. Alverson, Ext. 337.
LOST-Ronson cigarette lighter with
"EVE" engraved on side. Because of
sentiment attached, will pay $10 re-
ward for return to Manager at Post
Exchange Wrapping Center located
on "B" Avenue (S) between 5th and
LOST Gruen watch with initials
"W.H.Z." engraved on back. If you
find my wonderful little gold job,
you'll get a pretty penny by way of
reward. William H. Zimmer. 714th
PVT. KESSLER-You can have that
date now! Call at Base Theater. Num-
ber 4, with proper identification, of
course, and pick up your billfold.
with money and important papers.
Ask for the operator.
ADDRESS BOOK lost in area of 3rd
Reporting Co.. 501st. E. 1st and J,
about October 25th. REWARD to the
lucky guy who finds it. Contact Pfc.
Francis L. Geddes. 3rd Reporting Co..
A BLACK :eather wallet lost in the
53rd Bomb. Sq. area. Not concerned
with money contained -but papers and
wallet are of great personal impor-
tance. Finder please return. Pfc. Rob-
ert J. Fluche, 53rd Bomb. Sq., Drew
FOUND-C.I.O. Serviceman's Manual.
Name of Werner Stolp. Rt. 1, Decatur,
Ind. Name of outfit not given in
manual. Loser may stop by Chapel No.
4, 2nd St. & Ave. "L" and get book.
Good addresses are included. Don't
rush. CpL Herbert A. Russell. Gr.
Obs., 571st SAW Bn., Drew Field.
IF you're missing a pair of trousers
which you left in Chaplain Law-
rence's car when he drove you from
Drew to Tampa in the latter part of
September, you may- have 'em by
quoting your serial number to Chap-
lain Lawrence, Ph. 672.
LOST--One hub-cap from 1939 Stude-
baker automobile. Priorities and metal
shortages make this item hard to re-
place. Will finder please notify Lt.
W. E. Smith at 746th Sig. AW Co.?
STERING silver identification bracelet
lost between P.X. No. 1 & 8th St En-
graved "George G. Johnson." If found.
pliz return to the Special Service Of-
fice, before my girl friend finds out
I've lost it.
LOST in 740th SAW Co., Bradenton,
Camp Weatherford, black billfold with
pictures (ahh!) and papers. Finder
(my fingers are crossed) please re-
turn to Pvt. Erwin Molthen, 566th
SAW. 4th and L. Lost around Sep-
BARRACKS bag lost Serial No.
32886147, name Benjamin Negrin. If
found, please contact Base Dental
WILL the lieutenant who found a GI
Sraincoat in his car after giving lift to
five soldiers Friday evening. Sept. 17.
please phone T/5 Lawrence Santillo.
Ph. 436. Vault Section. AWUTC Hqs.
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
OWAW Co. Ph. 596.
t-UND A silver cigarette lighter.
hearingg an engraved name. (But we
."rin'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.
Why Corporal, I just met you!
Do you know "Deep In the Heart of Texas?"
LOST AND FOUND
A WALLET lost in the vicinity of the
Air Corps Officers' Club. Not con-
cerned with money contained, but
please return the papers. Lt. Frank
J. Milewski. S-1 AWUTC.
LOST-A brown envelope containing
kodak snapshots taken in St. Pete
last Sunday. Lost either in Service
Club or on way to East Gate. RE-
WARD. Pfc. Orland Shefveland. 737th
LOST-Brown leather billfold, some-
where near Company "B" of the 1st
Signal AW Training Battalion., Con-
tains money and papers of great value.
Name engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W.
Fix, Company B. 1st SAW Tng. Bn.
FOUND--Weel, tire and tube at First
St. and B Ave Owner may recover
same by identifying at MP Hqas
8th and E Sts.
LOST-Wallet containing valuable pa-
pers and identification. William M.
Chambers, 1st Lt., M. C. 501st SAW.
LOST-Prescription sun glasses. lost on
Drew Field. Address on. case E. K59th
Street. New York City. If found, please
return to Pvt J. Harmon. Army
Emergency Relief. Hos Annex Bldg..
8th and B.
LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con-
taining money and valuable papers.
Finder please return to Pfc. Frank
Ortiz. Company D. 563d Sig. AW
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-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. & PI. 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."
AMERICAN Kennel Club registered
Cocker Spaniel puppies. Sweetest
mascots you ever saw, and grand
gift for that little wife who sits
home waiting for you. Call Warrant
Officer J. W. Lien. 1219 South How-
ard, Tampa. Ph. H-3668.
1936 BUICK coupe, excellent condition.
five excellent tires with safety tubes.
34,000 original mileage. Price $800.
Can be seen at 5704 Miami Ave. Ph.
5-2747. Pvt. Donald Craver. 5th Tngb.
1937 BUICK 4-door sedan, good con-
dition. tires fair, radio. Just the car
fo;: a big operator, only.$425. Call Sgt.
Meekins. Ext 336 or see after 1700 at
5210% Suwannee Ave.
TRAIN ticket from Newark. New Jer-
sey to Tampa on Silver Meteor. Rea-
sonable rates to deserving guy. Con-
tact Pfc. Parnes, Base Property Of-
fice. Ph. 528 or 529.
WOULD like to sell a portable Royale
typewriter complete with case, 1st
class condition. Carvie W. Mills, Hg.
Hq. Co., 5th Tng. Bn.
MOTOROLA car radio, practically new.
Custom built for CHRYSLER product
Call Lt. Henderson, 840 ext. 53. David
D. Henderson. 1st Lt C. E.. 1873rd
Eng. Avn. Battalion.
'36 FORD phaeton in darn good work-
ing order. New motor and new tires.
and just $385. Call Lt Gordon, Ph. 336.
GOOD engagement ring, size 6. Almost
new. Price $40 cash. I have a good
personal reason for parting with the
ring, but I ain't a-gonna tell you
what it is. Call or write me at Hotel
Calhoun. 27-372. Bradenton. Florida.
after 5:30. Pfc. Martin A. Smith, 571st
SAW Bn.. Company B.
1938 OLDSMOBILE, excellent con-
dition, five good tires, never been out
of Florida. Phone St Petersburg 9548.
Mrs. Young. J. .sey, Quartermaster.
WORLD'S best buy. Purchase at Base
Finance Office or any post office. Buy
now for your future and that of your
country. What's the product? WAR
BONDS, of course!
OUTPUT' transformer P.P. 25.000
OHMS; plate to plate to 3.5 OHMS-
Stancore. $1.00 new 1E7G tube; new
$2.00. 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).
WANT to make your Christmas spend-
ing money? You can do it, quickly
and easily, if you're a projectionist
cashier, ticket-taker, or janitor. Off-
duty work. Lt. May: Theatre No. 3.
is the guy to see.
ANY old radios around you're not
using? Leaving the field, and don't
want to drag them along? The 2nd
Trng. Battalion will accept loud
speakers, chassis, and any other parts
you can spare. Radio classes learn by
reassembling. Contact Lt Adams. Ph.
WANTED TO BUY
PORTABLE typewriter in good con-
dition. Popular make. Will pay $15
for it. if I happen to have it when
you come around. Contact Pvt. E.
Genius Tschaikowsky Gulick, Ph. 258.
WANTED-Solid jerk who can jot
jive. Have some 8-beat stuff which
needs the reed. Communicate with
"Stonewall" Jackson K. Stewart, Hq.
Co., 1st SAW Tng. Bn.. Drew.
CAR WANTED-Will pay CASH for a
good used model. Call Lt Linder,
Ph. 530, Base Ordnance Office.
WANTED-Washing machine. Would
like to swish through these WAC
washings of ours. Am prepared to pay
whatever you ask, for a washing
machine in good order. Cpl. Molly
Adams, WAC, Ph. 218.
WIRE or wooden hangers, at almost
any price. This is really an emer-
gency; three shirts on each hanger is
a little too heavy. Call Pfc. Zika.
WAC. at Ph. 231.
WOULD like to chug along the roads
in my own little auto. Would you
like to sell one? If so, call or write
Lt Arthur Settel, Base Intelligence
Section, Sarasota Army Air Base.
Sarasota. Telephone 2531, ext 202.
PIANO accordion in good condition.
Write me size, make and price. Pvt.
E. Gerard, 720th SAW.
PLEASE, please report any available
sewing machine to the WACs. Will
pay any price for anything that runs,
we're that desperate. Dust off that
old attic model-we want one badly.
Call the WACs at 231.
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 nalf-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-
OFFICER'S dress overcoat, size about
37. Will pay reasonable price. Contact
Lt. Bradlin. H. Co. 503d SAWR.
USED "Taylor" "tot" or "baby
stroller." Call Clearwater 6630 or see
Lt Dively. Co. B. 553rd S.A.W. Bn..
ARGUS C-3 camera, or a comparable
camera, for a sensible price. If you
need cash and not a camera, call 287
and let's dicker.
UP TO $100 cash for good "Martin" or
"Gibson" guitar. Call "Mack." Ext
459 or S/Sgt McLaughlin. Hq. Co..
5th SAW Trn. Bn. Kitchen No. 29.
Bid. No. 5A-22.
CORPORAL CHANUS, Base Photo
Lab, please get back on the ball. We
love your wife, but the honeymoon
is over. Go back to work. and wipe
that gleam out of your eyes. The
photo lab staff.
PFC. GEORGE HAND, you won't get
your wallet back, even if someone
finds it, unless you tell us where we
can reach you. Neither Third Air
Force Machine Records Unit, Base
Locator Files, nor SAW files have
any record of you. Let us hear from
you, and then you'll hear from us if
we hear from anyone else. Ph. 287.
T-5 WOULD like to meet good look-
ing. well-built woman from Middle
West. Civilian or G. I. Preceding par-
ticulars not essential. Please contact
Cpl. Henry F. Sander, 756th SAW Co.
SGT. E. A. PICKETT. 588th SAW Bn.:
Sorry I had to leave town without
seeing you first. Will write you as
soon as I can. Ethel.
CAN ACCOMMODATE one steady
rider to and from Drew Field and
Clearwater. br Clearwater Beach, be-
tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
leave Field at 5:00 p.m. For details
-all Cpl. A. .o Grasso. Tel. 868.
ARE you leaving for Texas around
the sixteenth of December? My wife
and I will share expenses and relieve
at the wheel, if you'd like driving
companions. 1st Sgt Wilie Dunken,
503rd SAW Regt
WANNA go to Delaware November
15th? I'll be off with a flash in my
auto that day. If you'd like to share
my car and my expenses, call Mary
Jane Sloane. at 207% So. Delaware.
WANT to join car pool. From "Lyn-
wood" section of Tampa to Base
daily. Ph. 730. Capt Abraham.
WANTED-To pool cars St Pete to
Drew. hours seven am. to six p.m.
Call St Pete 58-754. Pfc. R. A. Young,
766th SAW Co.
WANTED-Four more officers, living
in the vicinity of Ballast Point Sec-
tion, near the Yacht Club. Tampa,
who would like to share in a car pool.
Please call Lt James D. Dunsmore.
WANTED-Riders from Clearwater to
Drew. daily. Will arrive at Drew eight
o'clock, and leave at five. Only $3
weekly for this safe. sensible, prompt
method of going back and forth. Con-
tact Lt Metcalf. Ph. 258.
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.
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-Pictures or snapshots of
Drew Field WACs when still civilians.
Have good personal reason for want-
ing same. Will explain reason when
you contact me.
WANTED-Partner in Jewish delica-
tessen, located in or near Tampa. I
am willing to go share and share
alike on initial expenses. Have de-
sirable site in mind. Contact imme-
diately. Max Gordon. Staff Sergeant,
53rd Bomb. Squadron.
MENDING is no problem for you guys
without .wives, if you'll shove your
troubles off on the officers' wives.
Each Tuesday before ten. at Chapel
No. 1. those lovely ladies will collect
your- sewing, and return it to you
in tip-top shape.
PARENTS or visiting sweeties spend a
pleasant three days at the guest
house. Comfort is our watch-word, and
they'll enjoy a visit on the field. Con-
tact Miss Nicks or Miss Leland. the
Enlisted Men's Service Club, Ph. 897,
to make reservations.
THE golf course is for every man on
this post. Its welfare is your busi-
ness. Help to keep it in shape and
get your exercise at the same time.
Cut a row, then swing a club. Lt.
Metcalf, Ph. 258. is the man who
knows the ropes.
DOES anybody know of an unfur-
nished, three-bedroom house, just
waiting to be rented? If you do know
of one, or have one, or hear of one,
phone Captain Van Sistine at 810
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-
halt block from Clearwater beach.
Large, comfortable home. Inquire Lt
Hutner. Ph. 430 (Drew Field).
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE
FREE WANT AD Classifications
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY WANTED TO BUY
PERSONNEL IN 0 SWAPS
LOST AND FOUND
DREW FIELD ECHOES 0LOST AND FOUND
BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B" 0 PERSONALS
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
HALFBACK BARAN, one of Drew Field's stars in last wee k's 10-to-O victory over the Davis Island Coast Guard, is seen
above being tackled by Fergus, Coast Guard center, after gaining 10 yards in an off-tackle dash. The ball carrier is wear-
ing a dark uniform, and Coast Guard players seen ready.to cinch the tackle are Meador, Orlando and Trela.
After Davis Win;
Tampa Teams Play
At present writing, efforts to
secure a game for the Drew Field
Signal Corps football team this
week have been unsuccessful. An
attempt was made to arrange an
Armistice day game, but a suit-
able opponent could not be found.
So, for this week, the best bet
in football is the Hillsborough-
Lee battle at Phillips Field Friday
These two teams-the Hillsbor-
ough Terriers are Tampa's own,
and the Robert E. Lee Generals
are from Jacksonville-are both
undefeated in the Big Ten con-
ference, and, with Plant's Pan-
thers, another strong Tampa
squad, are fighting it out for the
league title. Incidentally, the
Panthers take on the DeSoto
Bulldogs of Arcadia here Satur-
Next contest scheduled for the
Drew Field Signalmen is Satur-
day, November 20, at Bradenton,
when they meet the 6th Ttaining
Ration Book No. 4 may be
picked up today at the Base
Ration board. You must bring
your No. 3 book with you. and
fill out application available at
the ration board. You may pick
up No. 4 books for your whole
family or other Drew Field mili-
tary personnel but you must turn
in their No. 3 books.
Applications may not be mailed.
There is no need for Drew Field
military personnel to contact any
other rationing authority than the
Base Ration Board.
MEAT, BUTTER, ETC.
G, H and J valid now; K Nov.
14; all expire Dec. 4.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Blue X, Y and Z valid through
Green A, B and C in book 4
.valid Nov. 1 to Dec. 20.
Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid
for five pounds through Jan. 15.
Stamp No. 18 valid indefinitely.
Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3
valid indefinitely. Loose stamps
Old book has expired; new
No. 8-A valid.
Inspection deadlines For A
book holders,, March 31, B hold-
ers Feb. 29, and C holders, Nov.
Period 1 coupons of new ration
valid through Jan. 3.
New definite value coupon good
Drew Pigskin Crew Rips
Davis Guard Eleven, 10-0
The Drew Field Signalmen entered the ranks of the nation's unbeaten, .untied
and unscored upon football team with a 10 to O triumph over the Davis Island Coast
Guard eleven in a rip-snorting battle staged Saturday afternoon. on the local field.
The victors' tallies came in a third-quarter field goal booted by Ogden, husky full-
back from California, and a fourth stanza touchdown gallop by Baran, fleet-footed half-
back, followed by Ogden's conversion from placement. This was the first regularly sched-
uled game for the Drew footballers, and, while the fray revealed to Coach "Chuck" Col-
lins several rough spots to be smoothed up before future contests, his men showed
plenty of power and had a rather easy time against the Semper Paratus boys.
In net yardage from scrimmage,
the Signalmen held a lopsided exchange, of punts, the Signal- a
advantage of 217 yards to 30, and men again started to roll as Pe- Tampa I O ball
led in first downs, 12 to 5. titti, from his own 38, ripped off
BARAN GETS 27. a nice 23-yard run around left Schedule Given
On the first three plays after end, dodging and outsprinting
the kickoff, Baran filt ere d several would-be tacklers in the
through the enemy line for 27 enemy secondary. Four plays For the convenience of Drew
yards, and, seconds later, -ripped later, Baran, from his own 36 Field soldiers who are interested
off 11 more, but fumbled when faked a pass to the right flat, n high school football the
tackled on the Coast Guard 35, then reversed his field and skirt- ECHOES lists games scheduled at
Tom Lynch, end, recovering for ed left end behind effective Phillips Field.
the visitors. The damage was blocking to cross the goal unmo- Service men are admitted to the
quickly rectified, however, as Og- lested. Ogden kicked the extra games for 30 cents.
den intercepted Tiela's long pass point and Drew was in front, 10 November 12-Hillsborough vs.
and returned to the Drew 42-yard to 0. Lee (night).
line. The final miniites of the November 18 .Tefferesn vs
Drew moved forward on a
five-yard penalty, then Baran
went 18 yards on three plays
before being smeared for a
six-yard loss by Fergus while
trying to pass. Davis Island
reeled off a first-and-ten, but
lost possession on their own 21
when a fourth down pass from
center sailed over the punter's
head for a substantial loss. Drew
tried to strike pay dirt through
the air, but their passes fell flat
and the threat soon ended as a
punt took the ball to midfield.
The second period again found
Drew's aerials failing to hit their
mark, and the battle see-sawed in
midfield until the center of the
period. At that point, Baran
heaved a 23-yard toss to DeMat-
tei, to put the ball on the Coast
Guard 27. Incomplete passes again
gave the visitors possession, but
Marchant made a fumble which
DeMattei recovered for Drew on
the 17. With seconds remaining,
Esposito, McEwen and Petitti
drove toward the goal, but the
ball was three yards short of a
touchdown when the whistle blew
ending the half.
Early in the third quarter, Drew
started goalwar'I when Baran
sprinted to midfield on a nice
punt return. McEwen picked up
eight yards on two line smashes,
then Baran reeled off 10 more.
Fergus broke through to smear
Hoyt for an eight-yard loss, but
two plays later, DeLosh passed to
Esposito for a first. down on the
Coast Guard 17. Drew picked up
five more yards on a penalty, but
two pass attempts went wild, one
of which we almost intercepted by
Orlando, and, on fourth down
with the ball on the 12-yard line,
the soldiers elected to try a field
goal with Ogden's kick just barely
clearing the bar to put Drew
ahead, 3 to 0.
In the final quarter, after an
game found the Coast Guard
gamely trying to score by a
passing attack, but an inter-
ception by Baran on his own
22 ended the threat, and Og-
den hit center for 20 yards as
the final whistle blew.
For the victors, Baran set the
pace with his long runs, while
Ogden's educated toe was good
for almost half of his team's
points. Esposito, Petitti and
McEwen also registered some
yardage, and Mitchell, Parrish,
Ilencken and Sanders led a
stalwart line. DeMattei, at end,
again proved to be alert and
While the Coast Guard chalked
up scant yardage, Orlando and
Meador were seen in several
flashy runs. Fegus was outstand-
ing on the line, swooping through
to throw Drew runners for losses
several times. Garfinkle, Smith
and Healy were other standouts
in the line.
A crowd of about 1,500 wit-
nessed the fray. A return game
between the two teams will prob-
ably be played later in the sea-
The starting lineups:
Pos. Drew C. Guard
Officials: Referee, Cpl. Al Brill;
umpire, Sgt. WI Wilson; head lines-
man, Lt. L. T. Prettyman.
Yards gained in scrimmage 228 45
Yards lost in scrimmage 29 15
First downs 12 5
Passes attempted 15 7
Passes completed 3 2
Yards gained in passing 43 22
Opponents' .passes intercepted 2 0
Fumbles 1 1
Opponents' fumbles recovered 1 1
Penalties 15 10
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 refer-
Here are the standings in the
Base .Touch Football league:
Team- W. L. Pet.
314th A 3 1 .750
314th B 2 1 .667
314th Cadets 2 1 .667
3d Fighter 1 2 .333
69th Band 1 2 .333
902d QM 1 3 .250
j Answers to
5. Dog-faced, bull-headed, pig-
eon-toed, rabbit-eared, snake-
eyes, goose step.
6. Assault is making a person
apprehensive with a threat of
bodily harm, and battery is the
act of striking or hurting the per-
7. North Dakota.
8. Shod myself.
9. Auricle: One's ear (also a
chamber of the heart). Oracle: A
person who predicts the truth.
10. Pinking is to cut with in-
dented edges; bluing is used in
Take Lead In
By SGT. JOE RARUS
The A team of the 314th
BH and AB Squadron rang
up a 6-0 victory over the 903d
QM to grab undisputed pos-
session of first place in the
Base Touch Football League
A squad comprised of aviation
cadets of the 314th inherited thi
won two, lost none standing o:
the 408th Bomb Group anc,
promptly messed it up by drop-
ping an 8-7 tussel to the Quarter-
EVEN FOR WEEK
Splitting even in the past week's
games, the touch football team
of the Hq. and Hq. Squadron,
Third Fighter Command, dropped
a close encounter to the 314th
"B" team in a Base League scrap,
13-12, and came back to trounce
a team composed of officers of the
Third Fighter Command to the
tune of 12-0.
In the Friday night league
contest the Third Fighters
hopped to an early lead over
the 314th "B" outfit, ringing up
a quick touchdown in the first
half. A series of short complet-
ed passes set-the ball up on the
314th three-yard line, from
where Selbey tossed to Sartain,
a play later to hit pay dirt. The
scoring play was a short pass
in the flat. The try for the extra
point failed when a pass in the
end zone was knocked down.
Later in the second half the
Third Fighters chalked up another
score when "Blackie" Staiger
blocked a 314th punt and fell on
the ball in the end zone. The
second try for the extra point
also failed, and the team led, 20-0,
going into the home stretch.
With less than six minutes left
to play, the 314th squad found a
new lease on life, and caught the
Third Fighters napping with a
swift offense. A quick score as a
result of two or three pass com-
pletions in a row brought the
score to 12-6.
With only two minutes of the
game remaining, and the Third
Fighters forced to kick from deep
in thdir own territory, an-alert
and fast-charging 314th.line, tore
in fast to block the punt and re-
cover the. ball. In two plays the
team pushed across another touch-
down as a result of some nifty
The deciding point of the
game came as a result of a fast
pass in the flat just over the
scrimmage line. The defeat just
about ruined all chances of the
Third Fighter coming out on
top in the first round.
On Sunday afternoon the en-
listed men of the Third Fighter
Command tangled with a team
composed of officers of the same
organization, and the latter
found themselves on the short
end of a 12-0 score.
The officers accounted well fo
themselves, inasmuch as the.
played with a makeshift lineup
and showed a strong defense, al-
though lacking strength at of-
fense. The initial score of the
game came in the first half when,
after bringing the ball up the
field into scoring position, "Moon"
Mullins fired a short, swift pass
to "Poochie" Antonucci, who was
Johnny-on-the-spot in the end
zone. The try for extra point was
The only other score of the
game was tallied late in the sec-
ond half, when the enlisted men
carried the ball deep into officer
territory, where "Moon" Mullins
took the ball on the five-yard
marker and scampered over the
goal line behind some first-class
Although playing a good de-
fensive game generally, the offi-
cers' offensive gestures were
pretty well bottled up, with the
fast-charging enlisted men's line
harrying the officer backs, who
couldn't get the ball away in time
to reach the potential receivers.
For the winners, "Moon" Mullins
was outstanding in the passing,
running and pass-receiving de-
partments, while Major Mitchell
and Capt. Erickson stood out for
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943
YOGA'S FEMALE INSTINCT PREDICTS THESE:
A CINCH FOR NAVY
. OVER COLUMBIA 2T
Lost by DeSoto
Men to MacDill
By Cpl. FREDERICK F. DAVIS
The Camp DeSoto Basketball
Team played the MacDill Field
team last Wednesday, and lost.
It was the first practice game of
the season, and we were not at
We were beaten by a good
team, much better than we ex-
pected. They had several very
good players, and there wasn't a
slouch on the team.- It was a
very exciting game, and Cpl. Mar-
tin, of our team, was the star
and high scorer of the evening.
He topped the rest with 33
points. Martin, a former player
at Lincoln High, in Pennsylvania,
was fighting all the way.
Well, after several more days
of team practice, we should be
ready to start the season. I and
the rest of the team have agreed
that we should win all the rest.
Do you agree with me?
Sergeant Harry Eli, and Cpl.
White, have returned from the
Physical Training school at Miami
Beach, Florida. They seem to be
in the pink of health, and they
stated that even though the
course was tough they really liked
Sergeant Eli, is our basketball
coach, and he will probably get
us on the ball.
Sunday, the 916 QM Platoon,
went on the range, and they were
lousy. We have never seen
scores so low, since we have been
in the Army. I do not see how
they managed to get so -many low
scores. They had enough" train-
S to enable them to make at
't a hundred. Out of 60 men,
ry three made over 100. I hope
..at they will get on the ball and
uphold the 'reputation of the
Not satisfied with one victory
when the enlisted men of the
584th beat the 4th Training in-
tellectually in the Sergeant Quiz
Show, the officers of the 584th
added salt to the wounds of the
4th Training officers by winning
the softball game 11-6. Previous
to this, the 4th Training Officers
team has been known as the
After consulting the score we
wonder if a mistake has been
made in the naming of the team,
or is the mistake one of spelling?
The winning battery was 2nd
Lt. Shae and 1st Lt. Burke. The
high point of.the game was when
Lt. Burke hit a long fly ball to
left, field for a home run, with
a man on first and a man on
903d Grid Team
Whips Cadets In
Hard Fought Tilt
By CPL. A. ALLAN HARLAN
The 903d footballers won their initial victory last
Wednesday night when they defeated the Cadets, 8 to 7.
Some new faces were seen in the line-up. Among them
were "Scat Back" Ferrell and "Block Buster" Stricker.
The Cadets scored in the first quarter when they inter-
cepted a 903d pass. They also made the point after touch-
down. The 903d didn't score until the last quarter.
"Whip" Niedbalski passed to -
"Glue-Fingered" Kissenger for a
score. The scrappy team then
scored the point after. Regula-
tion time ran out and each team
was given four downs to see who
could make the most yardage, the
winner hinging on that fact.
FIVE AND NONE
The 903d made five yards and
stopped the Cadets cold on their g ,
four tries, playing great defen- i
sive football. The stars were
Kissenger, Niedbalski, Meltzer
and Bowie. Pfc. Ed Donahue is
our sports reporter.
That lieutenant you see walk-
ing around the QM salvage of-
fice with a "Stockish" look is
the proud daddy of a bouncing
baby girl, born Oct. 27 at St.
Joseph's hospital, Tampa. The
day before the "blessed event"
Lt. Kiernan looked as if he
were walking on eggs. The
name of the baby is Patricia
Happily, J. F. survived the or-
deal and is pleased to say that
wife and child are coming along
fine. (Pvt. Paul Hennessy, re-
Once again groans and shudders
coming from the realm of exer-
cises are heard throughout the
903d. Seems that the boys are
having a terrible time controlling
their muscles and getting into
condition to "take it." However,
it is worth noting that things
can't be too bad because no one's
SAFE AND HAPPY
Several claim to have suffered
anything from apoplexy to a
broken back but all manage to
at least crawl back to the bunks
on their own power. It'll be
interesting to see how much im-
provement we've made, say with-
in two weeks.
T/4 William Ferrell, T/5
Thomas Hollingsworth, Pfc.
Sam Heater and Pfc. Elwood
Sawyer are the efficient oper-
ators of the main gas station
down by the hangar. Not only
THE WAR DEPARTMENT has an-
nounced that Lt. Thomas Harmon
(above), former All-American
football player, is missing after an
aerial action over China. He was
reported lost once before this year
when he bailed out into the Dutch
Guiana jungle. (International)
do they fill GI tanks, but seem
to do occasional conversing
with GI female drivers. Says
Sam Heater, "It's a grand way
to get acquainted."
Four QM men went into the
hospital recently. Make an effort
to get over to see them. They
are T/3 Thomas F. Barnado,
Pvts. Dominek Evangelista, Gar-
old Ormiston and Frank Stieve.
It's good to see Pfc. Earl Woods,
Pvt. Norman Seith and Cpl. Har-
old Hesslop back on the field
once more. These soldiers have
just returned from furloughs, so
will members of the Cheer Guild
please get busy. You see, Hesslop
was disappointed in love, Woods
misses "home cooking and Seith
won't talk! Moral: Every fur-
lough has its disadvantages.
W CA-L U_.)
FOR UCLAQ' UCL
Because of the shift of per-
sonnel, competition for the
Drew Field golf championship
has been postponed.
Several golfers who turned
in medal scores for the open-
ing qualifying round have
Lt. Charles Lyons, Base
physical training officer, said
the tourney will be resumed
shortly. Men newly arrived
on the field will be given the
opportunity to enter.
Win 38-26 Over
By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN, JR.
November and you guys playing
basketball? Sure, I know, that's
the question you're going to ask
with a sarcastic twang to it, but,
the G.I.'s that are. tossing basket-
balls each evening in the company
areas got together the other eve-
ning and in what is believed to be
th- opening Rec Hall competitive
cage game of the forthcoming sea-
son, 748th Sig AW Co. defeated
the 570th SAW 38-26.
Fast and keenly contested, the
game really got the two 2nd Trng
Bn teams off to an early schedule.
The 748th tucked the game into
the victory barracks bag in the
second half after -holding but a
scant two point margin over the
570th quintet at half time, score,
748th started fast in the open-
ing period, tossing six points be-
iore the 570th got the range. Siz-
zling hook shots by Wazniak put
the 570th back in the ball game
from where on it was nip and
tuck right up to half time.
The end of the third period and
the fourth quarter saw the 748th
outfit pull out in front.
Corporal Sol Schecter, playing
coach of the 748th, paced the win-
ners' scoring with 18 points.
Points scored: 748th SAW (38)-
Schecter 18, Viola 6, DeCody 4. Osch-
man 4. Whitney 2, Proket 2. Schilling 2.
570th SAW (26)-Wazniak 6. Kirsch
6. Premer 4. Ambrose 2. DeMonja 2.
Straus 4. Dempsey 2.
Referee: T/5 J. B. Read, Hq. and
Hq. Co.. 2nd trng. bn.
Escapes From Nazis
H. B. Klopper, British commander
at Tobruk who was captured
when that city fell to Marshal
Erwin Rommel's forces in June
1942, has escaped and reached
the Allied lines in Italy it was
revealed here. General Klopper,
held a prisoner at Salmona, 75
miles from Rome, escaped shortly
after the Allies landed in Italy.
He treked 150 miles through en-
emy territory before reaching an
Yogo, that flopperoo of
football prognosticators who
was supposed to save the day
when Yogi took a nose dive
for the ECHOES, is fired
with this issue, without sev-
erance pay and with outright
loss of all seniority.
The big dope, who arrived
at his football score predic-
tions by dividing the number
of mess kits on the field by
the trifling number of motor-
ists who give soldiers lifts,
lost four games last week.
No sports department can
tolerate a seer like that.
YOGA IS OCCULT
Yoga has condescended to come
out of retirement, after much
pleading by the ECHOES editorial
staff, and to use her occult powers
to forecast this week's scores. But
we're no dopes, either. Yoga is
strictly on a trial basis. She's got
to make good this week or. she
will be tossed out on her can, too.
Coming out of her world-
famous trance, Yoga has come up
with these predictions for- this
week-end's pigskin contests:
Notre Dame will whip North-
western to the tune of 28-7.
California will score a 13-7
triumph over UCLA, while
Dartmouth will lick Cornell, 20
Yoga's other predictions:
Duke, 20, Jacksonville Air Base,
6; Georgia Tech, 13, Tulane, 6;
Penn, 26, North Carolina, 7;
Yale, 7, Princeton, 6; Navy, 27,
Columbia, 0; Georgia, 20, VMI,
6; Green Bay, 32, Chicago
USE OWN JUDGMENT
Of course, soldiers who enter
the ECHOES contest in the hope
of winning a free carton of cigar-
ettes may predict their own
scores. If Yogi and Yogo had
been guessing for free smokes,
they wouldn't have had a cigar-
ette between them since the start
of the season.
Last week's winners of free
cartons of smokes were: Lt. Joe
Ryder, 588th SAW; Sgt. Edgar
S. Anderson, Hqs. and Hqs.
Company, 588th SAW; Cpl. Earl
W. Malcolm, 314th BH and AB
Squadron; Pfc. Lonnie Ayres,
Company C, 1st Training Bat-
talion; Cpl. Julia Taylor, WAC
Detachment; Pvt. T. L. Shriner,
Signal Hqs. Company, Third
Fighter Command; Pvt. Joseph
Byrne, Company D, 1st SAW;
M/Sgt. Frank Zarrus, 714th
SAW, and Ed Wisniewski, Com-
pany C, 564th SAW; and Sgt.
Richard Konovakofski, 588th
Every week the ECHOES gives
away 10 cartons of cigarettes to
those who predict the nearest
scores in games selected by the
ECHOES sports staff.
Fill in the coupon below and
send it to the ECHOES. All en-
tries must be postmarked not later
than 2 p.m. Saturday.
To Contest Editor, Drew Field
ECHOES, Base Special Service
Office, Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Here are my predictions for this
Calif. ......... UCLA........
Cornell ........ Dartmouth.....
Duke ......... Jax Air Base ...
Ga. Tech...... Tulane ........
Penn ........ N. Carolina ....
Princeton ..... Yale ...........
Navy ......... Columbia ......
VMI .......... Georgia .......
Chicago Cards.. Green Bay .....
Notre Dame.... Northwestern...
My name is ..................
My address is..................
If I win I want a carton.........
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DEATH FAILS TO HALT FIGHT AGAINST FOE
SURROUNDED BY THE BLANKET-COVERED BODIES of their shipmates, helmeted crewmen of the U. S. light
cruiser Savannah stick to their firing posts while the ship is attacked by enemy bombers off Salerno, Italy.
Despite the damage, the cruiser continued to effectively bomb the enemy's shore installations to prepare the
way for the landing of troops. U. S. Navy photo. (International Soundphoto)
NAVY SALVAGERS SOLVING JIGSAW PUZZLE WRECK
IHIS BATTERED, twisted collection of steel is what remained of the forward gun turret of an American cruiser
after it had been hit by a huge enemy bomb in battle action. To the layman it may appear to be ready for
the scrap heap, but U. S. Navy salvage crews, shown working on the vessel, will have it repaired and in
first-class fighting condition soon. Official U. S. Navy photo. (International Soundvhoto4
THE SHOCKING SCENE (top) greeted Russian soldiers after'they stormed
one of their villages and freed it from the Nazis. In anger, the retreat-
ing Germans hanged civilians on gallows built for two and fired their
homes. The slaughter was not limited to men. In the bottom photo,
a Russian infant cries over the lifeless body of its mother. These scenes
are from the 20th Century-Fox film "The Battle of Russia," which is
used by the U. S. Army to explain the nature of this war. (International)
HUB OF NEW SPAATZ AIR DRIVE
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A MAJOR AIR OFFENSIVE against many Nazi targets, heretofore almost
invulnerable due to distance, may be expected following creation of a
new U. S. Fifteenth Air Force with Lt. Gen. Carl A. Spaatz in command
of the Mediterranean area. In combining the Twelfth and Fifteenth Air
Forces, bombing drives will cover a wide range of occupied and satellite r
areas as well as south Germany and Austria. Map shows captured air
base area in Itay which becomes a new hub of activity and arrows in-
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A MAJOR AIR OFFENSIVE against many Nazi targets, heretofore almost
Invulnerable due to distance, may be expected following creation of a
be used. nset at left shows Gen. Spaatzh Lt. Shaded area indicates territorymmand
of the Mediterranean area. In combining the Twelfth a(teenth Air
Forces, bombing drives will cover a wide range of occupied and satellite r
areas as well as south Germany and Austria. Map shows captured air
base area in Italy which becomes a new hub of activity and arrows in-
dicate the many possible zones of attack. North African bases will also
be used. 'Inset at left shows Gen. Spaatz. Shaded area indicates territory
held by the Allies. (International)
NAZIS BRING 'CULTURE' TO RUSSIA
P i N
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943