Elegant Turkoise Spread Set for Soldiers |
It took a turkey-the
bird.-.to knock messkits
from all Drew Field mess-
Not a messkit will be
used on the field for the
Turkey Day feast next
Thursday when we put on
the dog for company, ac-
cording to the Base mess
inspector's office. Alumi-
num trays or china plates
will be used, it was prom-
Every Drew Field sol-
dier will be allowed to
bring one guest to the
In addition to the reg-
ular War Department tur-
koise master menu, Drew
Field meals will be aug-
mented .by. free. cigars,
cigarettes, candy and
The turkoise dinner
will be served in soigne
style, complete to table-
cloth and floral decora-
The ECHOES has de-
cided to call the Thanks-
giving meal a turkoise
dinner, because for war-
time it is really a gem of
The mess inspector's of-
ficer commended all or-
ganization cooks for the
efforts they are planning
to put into the turkoise
meal, which they will try
to make as un-GI as pos-
sible. Many cooks whose
usual day off falls on
Thursday are giving up
the free time so their
buddies and guests will
sit down to a truly festive
Here is what you are
scheduled to eat at the
main meal Thanksgiving:
Roast turkey and dress-
Lettuce and tomato
salad, with Russian dress-
Hot rolls and butter.
Grapes, apples and
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VOL. 2, NO. 37 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 18, 1943
CHESTNUT MARE that roamed Drew Field was rounded
up by Li-eut. Edward G. Metcalf, Jr., and MPs Leo Thomas
and Nick Snyder. Mystery horse (left) is shown just after
Metcalf had talked it into being captured. At right, Thomas
rides the mare after saddle-breaking her.
DREW PHANTOM HORSE
CAUGHT BY SMOOTHIE
For more than a week a horse on the loose prowled
around Drew Field, clop-clopping across runways and graz-
ing on newly planted, 65-cents-a-pound Bermuda grass.
Guards, MPs and construction workers chased it to
The chestnut mare, about three
years old, was corralled last Sat-
urday afternoon, when she fell
for a line of chatter by mus-
tache' Lt. Edward G. Metcalf Jr.,
Base assistant special service offi-
cer and a horseman from way back.
Metcalf just talked sweetly to the
horse, and she was so interested
in the chatter that she didn't real-
ize he was slipping a noose
around her neck.
Metcalf came upon the phan-
tom horse (she always disap-
peared at night) as she eluded
Pvt. Leo Thomas, an MP who was
riding another horse, along the
Columbus Drive section of the
field. Thomas had been chasing
the wandering horse, and about
all he was accomplishing was
working up a good sweat on his
Metcalf planted himself in a
corner of the Field, while Thomas
and another MP, Pvt. Nick Sny-
der, nudged *the nomadic mare
into the trap. Metcalf walked to
th mare slowly, and when he
was close enough he started
murmuring into her left ear. The
horse listened and sniffed Met-
calf intently. One of the MPs
handed the lieutenant a rope.
Metcalf kept up his smooth horse
talk, at the same time noosing the
rope around her neck.
When she Was led away, Thom-
as and Snyder tried to ride her.
She bolted and reared. But Thom-
as and Snyder, who have been
around horses a lot, were too
quick for her. They jumped off
before she tossed them into the
By late Saturday afternoon
Drew Field's ghost horse was
pretty quiet. Thomas and Snyder
have saddle-broken her. All that
remains now is to train her.
Metcalf refused to divulge just
what he said that was so inter-
esting to the mare.
Kitchen 24 Wins
Award, But Flag
Flies in Night
Kitchen No. 24 has won the
'Best Kitchen Flag three suc-
cessive weeks, but you can't
In a word, the flag is miss-
ing pilfered stolen.
The standard disappeared Hal-
loween night, the victim, no
doubt, of GI pranksters.
Mess Officer Lieut. Robert
A. Wallis and Mess Sergeant
Alexander Pinchuk have hired
a sleuth, but all that has been
found is the flag pole. At the
time the flag was victimized
it was hanging in front of
Kitchen No. 29.
Compensation, however, was
realized when Actress Laraine
Day ate the noon meal at the
But Laraine Day or not,
AWUTC wants its Best Kit-
chen flag back.
There is no truth in the
rumor that some private sent
the flag home to his mother
to hang in her kitchen.
Injured in Crash
Many Drew Men
To organize a harder hitting, more completely inte-
grated and more efficiently functioning team, arms and
services branch distinctions within the Army Air Forces
will be eliminated and their personnel transferred to the
The sweeping change, which rew Driv
will affect thousands of Drew rew Drivers
Field troops, especially Signal
Corps personnel, has been au-
thorized by Secretary of War
Stimson. Gen. H. H. Arnold, AAF im proving O n
Commanding Gc'neral, hailed the
change as "a most- important d
milestone for the Army Airrin es
Forces." Sharing Rides
The conversion will be order-
ly, and no action will be taken The percentage of free
until commanding officers re- rides offered to soldiers on
ceive specific instructions on Drew Field has increased
steps to be taken in accomplish-
ing the switchover. This will during the past week!
take considerable time. The recent erection of
Under'the new system, accord- The r t e n
ing to General Arnold, "we can five Share-Ride-Booths" at
build a more completely inte- strategic locations on Drew
grated, more efficiently function- Field has added impetus to
ing, harder hitting team-a team
wherein the members have but Lieutenant Colonel William
one loyalty, one purpose, one dis- H. Fillmore's campaign to
tinguishing insignia. ease the enlisted man's trans-
"You are all members of this portation problem.
team whether you pilot the
planes, repair the guns, built ECHOES SURVEY
the airfields, maintain the ra- A second survey made by the
ECHOES to determine what per-
dios, drive the trucks, handle centage of city-bound car opera-
the supplies, or care for the sick tors are stopping to give a soldier
and wounded. Your teamwork a lift shows-in comparison with
in the past has been the basic the first check-a 5 per cent in-
reason for our outstanding suc- crease in rides offered.
cess against the enemy. Your More than 60 minutes of actual
efforts toward greater team counting of Drew Field motorists
work in the future will hasten headed toward town that had
the enemy's defeat and 'uncon- room for at least one more occu-
ditional surrender.' p-it brought out that seven out of
"Those of you who are present-
ly identified s 'Arms and Serv-
ices with the Army Air Forces'
have my personal assurance that
the job of converting all person-
nel to Air Corps and integrating
the arms and services organiza-
tions into functionalized Army
Air Forces organizations will be
done most carefully and thor-
oughly over a period of time, that
all of your special skills will be
utilized to the utmost, and that
your opportunities for service
and advancement -e'ill be broad-
ened and enhanced, limited only
by your own abilities."
Free Mending for
Three privates of the 828th All enlisted men who have
Guard Squadron were .injured clothing in need of mending or
when the Jep in w h minor alterations, or who need
when the Jeep in which they chevrons or insignia sewed on,
were riding rammed a standing may avail themselves of free
bus on the Base at 11 P.M., Mon- sewing service rendered by the
day. Officers Wives' Sewing Club.
SClothes should be left at
They are Paul Weisner, Rus- Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock
sell Snyder and John Carwile. each Tuesday morning.
Joe Venuti, press agented
as one of the greatest swing
violinists, his orchestra and
entire cast of entertainers
will give two complete shows
at Drew Field today.
The Venuti aggregation,
which came here after SRO
shows in New York, Phila-
delphia and Miami, gives'a
r -- -- -- 1
S- ... . ._ l
Appears with Venuti
show at the station hospital
every 100 partially filled vehicles for patients ana medical per-
will stop for a soldier who is sonnel this afternoon.
sitting in a booth waiting for a appearance of the
ride. The final appearance of the
While only four soldiers took violinist and his outfit will take
(Continued on Page 10) place at a big swingfest at the
(Continued on Page 10) bandshell at 7:30 tonight. Venuti
and his band performed at the
W h R airin Officers' Club last night.
W aep iring enuti has earned the reputa-
Sh Pl d tion of presenting one of the fin-
hop Panned est stage shows o a-ny orchestra
in the world, according to the
A watch repair section is General Amusement Corporation.
planned by PX officials, it was Not only will Venuti be starred
announced yesterday and ls, it was at the bandshell tonight, but his
announced yesterday, a nd ex-a s
perienced repairmen are urged entire cast also will make solo
to contact them and earn extra appearances for Drew troops and
money during off-time hours. their dates.
The shop will accommodate Venuti was a featured perform-
the scores of soldiers who now er with the old Paul Whiteman
have weeks to wait before Orchestra, and has made records
watches are brought back to with Bing Crosby, Whiteman,
"norm" in Tampa and adjoining and the Andrews Sisters. Ven-
cities. uti was with the Whiteman crew
Objective of the Exchange when Bix Beiderbecke was
watch repair section is to even- knocking out his inviolate
tually give 24-hour repair serv- choruses.
ice. The shop will be located in He also was half of the famous
the main PX. Venuti-Eddie Lang violin-guitar
Soldiers will receive one-half combo, which to connoisseurs of
their base pay as compensation, jazz was out of this world.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
Fought New Way
As the third.intensive course in venereal disease con
trol swings into its second week, more and more non-corn
have made application for instruction.
In the opening sessions, Captain A. E. Abraham dis
cussed the importance of venereal disease in the Army. Li
Teyler followed with an account of the history of venerea
cases at Drew Field.
Venereal disease, the captain be given to non-conimissioned of
stated, is not a new problem in ficers authorized by their comr
the Army. In 1778, congress manding officers to attend th(
passed a resolution fining officers course. At the end of the period
$10, enlisted men $4, for venereal diplomas will be awarded to thosi
cases requiring hospitalization. In men who have successfully com-
1814, the problem of camp fol- pleted the course, and. are able
lowers became acute. to teach the men of their organ
izations the proper means of ven-
NEW METHODS ereal disease prevention. The pro.
From that time until 1900, ven- gram for the remaining lecture:
ereal disease was considered an is listed as follows:
inevitable, but necessary social NOVEMBER 24
evil. It was not until the period 8:30 A.M.-"Superstitions and Miscon
from 1900 to 1912 that definite ceptions." Film, "Sex In Life.'
methdsof Lecture, Captain Abraham. Parn
experimentation in methods- of phlet, "Questions and Answers
control began to take place. Medi- About Syphillis and G. C."
cinal methods were devised, and 9:15 A.M.-"Prophylaxis." Film, "Tac
officers of the Army were urged tics of Male Hygiene." Demon
station, Captain Youndt. Pam-
to stimulate substitute activity. phlet, "It Doesn't Pay." Pamphlet
Pro stations were established, and "Play Safe." Diagrams of Pro
education in venereal disease con- phylaxis.
trol became recognized. Physical DECEMBER 1
8:30 A.M.-"Role of Non-Commissioned
inspections were enforced. As a V. D. C. O." Lecture, Sergeant
result of these measures, venereal Hevia. Discussion, Captain Ab-
disease rates dropped' rapidly raham. Pamphlet, "Guide for
until the advent of World War I. 9:15 A..-"Model Lecture By a Non
During that war, the captain Com." Lecture, Sergeant Nova-
skowsky. Critique by Class, Cap-
continued, 10 per cent of all tain Abraham.
admissions to "sick call" were DECEMBER 8
venereal cases. One hundred 8:30 A.M.-"Substitutive Activities."
thousand more men were "ven- Lecture, Lieutenant Sullivan. Dis-
ereal casualties" than combat cussion. Major Delano. Pamphlet,
real casualties" than combat ."Boy Meets Girl In War Time."
casualties. Education once again 9:15 A.M.-"Segregations vs. Repres-
was stepped up, and many more sion of Prostitution." Lecture,
pro stations were established. Captain Abraham. Pamplet, "The
Case Against Prostitution." Pam-
In France, "off limits" powers phlet, "Why Let It Burn?"'
were used extensively. DECEMBER 15
The post World War era found 8:30 A.M.-"Regulations Ce n c earning
Venereal Disease Lecture." Lec-
a new low in venereal cases. In ture, Captain Lewis.
1939, an all-time low rate was 9:15 A.M.-"Epidemiology." Lecture,
established. But with the be- Catapin Abraham. Discussion.
Captain Abraham. Pamphlet.
ginning of a second mobiliza- ."Are You BeingPlayed For
tion, newly contracted venereal Sucker?"
infections caused a loss of80 DECEMIBER 22
4,175,000 days of Arm tim 8:30 A.M.-"Educational Meth od s."
4,175,000 days of Army time Lecture, Captain Abraham. Dis-
between 1940 and 1942. At pres- cussion, Sergeant Hevia. Pam-
ent, there are about 25 new ven- phlet, "X Marks the Spot." Pam-
ereal cases per 1,000 men in phet "Jerry Learns a Lesson."
ereal cases per 1,000 men in 9:15: A.M.--Final Examination. True
the armed forces. False Examination.
Syphilis, said Captain Abraham,
was responsible for 95,000 rejec- Third AF Chief
tions of men examined for se-
lective service in World War II. I
Today, the cost of caring for Omilnated For
-syphilitic insane and blind totals
$41,000,000 each year. 2 Silver Stars
Venereal infections can lengthen Brigadier General Westside T.
the war, and effect the entire lives Larson, who became Command-
of men who are in the fighting ing General of the Third Air
forces today. When contracting Force two months ago, has been
of syphilis or gonorrhea results in nominated by President Roose-
hospitalization, valuable members velt for promotion to major gen-
of combat crews are lost. Train- eral.
ing programs are halted. While Quick approval by the Senate
trained members of the Medical was expected. Generally, nomi-
and Army Nurse Corps are kept nation is tantamount to appoint-
at their posts in the venereal ment.
wards, men injured in fighting Born April 18, 1892, at Vernalis,
zones wait for attention. Calif., General Larson succeeded
No one likes to think that he Major General St. Clair Streett,
may contract a disease which who took over command of the
can affect his marital status Second Air Force.
when he returns to civilian life; General Larson was one of
or an illness which can result in nine one star wearers to be
disability and unemployment in nominated for two stars.
the future. Education in meth-
ods of venereal disease control AW's Lt. Palmer
can help each individual to in-
sure himself, as well as the men NOW Air Cadet
whom he instructs, to avoid
whom he instructs, to avoid Lieutenant Robert L. Palmer,
contraction, formerly with AWUTC's S-4 sec-
Each Wednesday through Dec. tion, reported today at Santa Ana,
22, lectures similar to that de- Calif., to begin his course in Air
livered by Captain Abraham will Cadet training.
DREW WOMEN'S CLUB Bradenton Site
HOLDS MONTHLY MEET .
-- ., Emphasizes Fun
Charmingly attired -in new fall outfits,, members of
the Drew Field Women's Club met at their monthly lunch-
een Monday, November 10th.
The receiving line, composed of
wives of all general officers sta-
tioned in Tampa, included Mmes.
Westside Larsoni Robert W.
Douglas, Harry Johnson, Madeline
Tinker, James E. Parker, Thomas
D. White, W. H. Frank, James P.
Hodges, George W. Tourtellot and
Hayward Hansell, as well as
Mmes. A. H. Gilkeson, Stephen
H. Sherrill, and Melvin B. Asp,
who served as hostesses.
During luncheon, music was
furnished by Pvt. Frank Zaccino,
accompanied by Pfc. Sidney Old-
shein. The short business meeting
which followed was presided over
by Mrs. Kenneth Baker, presi-
dent; Mrs. Ernest Williams, vice
president; Mrs. F. Robert Delaney,
secretary; and Mrs. Roy T. Rich-
Leaves for OCS
Staff Sergeant Alvin J. Down-
ing, assistant manager of the
Camp De Soto Theater, has gone
to Officers Candidate School for
the second time.
Downing, 'who was band in-
structor at Gibbs High School, St.
Petersburg, before he entered the
Army 14 months ago, was an
aviation cadet four months at
Tuskegee. He was eliminated be-
cause of physical reasons.
Now Downing has started
training at the Air Corps Ad-
ministrative School, Miami Beach.
I B29 TO SEE ACTION
I SOON, ARNOLD SAYS
Certain details of the AAF's newest super-bomber have
been revealed officially and its designation as the B-29 an-
nounced by the War Department. General H. H. Arnold, Com-
manding General of the Army Air Forces, said of the new
"The B-24 Liberator, pioneered by Consolidated, and the
B-17 Flying Fortress, pioneered by Boeing, are super-bombers
on the basis of their superb combat records.
"We now have a third super-bomber, which is as far ahead
of those two aircraft as they are out in front of pre-war
bombers. It is the B-29, developed by the Boeing Aircraft
company in close co-operation with the Army Air Forces and
its materiel command and evolved in secrecy during the past
OTHER PLANTS TO MAKE IT
"The engineering of the B-29 design was accomplished by
the Boeing company's large engineering staff at Seattle, which
originated and developed the Flying Fortress. First experi-
mental models of the B-29 were built at Seattle. Engineering
and production ,information has been turned over to other
major aircraft manufacturers, who also will produce the plane
through final assembly, and to other .industrial concerns which
will handle sub-assembly or parts production.
"This battleship of the air is armored heavily with mul-
tiple-gun and power turrets. It can fly at very high altitudes.
"Its performance will not be discussed before it enters
combat. However, the B-29 will have a range substantially
greater than the maximum effective range of today's longest-
range heavy bombers and it will carry quite sizable bomb
loads for that distance.
B-17 MEDIUM HEAVY
"When it enters combat, today's long range will become
medium range and today's heavy bombers will consequently
become light heavies.
"Even under the impetus of war, many months must
elapse between the adoption of a plane type and its entry
into combat. These months are needed for development to
prepare for production, to increase production, to train per-
sonnel, and to iron out the bugs inherent in all new types.
Eventually, however, sufficient planes and crews are ready
to give the weapon its final test- under combat conditions.
That final test of the B-29 is not now far distant.
"It should be made clear that production of B-17s and
B-24s will not be affected by advent of the B-29. Production
of those two bombers is being increased steadily."
The pretty little city of
Bradenton, located within
three miles of the spot where
DeSoto landed in 1539 be-
fore proceeding westward to
disco er the Mississippi
River, has within the last
eight months received two
sudden spurts in population.
One of these occurred only sev-
eral days ago when a consolidate
tion with the adjoining town (
Manatee boosted the population
to more than 11,000. The other
took place last March when the
Army came to town.
FORMER BALL PARK
Occupying a ball park which
had formerly been the Spring
training grounds for several big
league baseball teams, several
Aircraft Warning battalions ar-
rived at Bradenton from Drew
Field. The citizens had waged a
strong campaign to get the Army
there, and now, more than eight
months later, they are still all
for it. Take it from W. H. Trout-
man, the mayor; W. A. Manning,
secretary of the Chamber of Com-
merce; and R. W. Bentley, editor,
and J. B. Cheshire, managing edi-
tor, of the Herald-the soldiers
not only "turned the seasons:
around" by stimulating the
usually dull Summer business
season, but they have also -be-
haved perfectly and contributed
much to the social and civic pro-
gram of the town.
Now for a little data on the
Army camp. In April it was
named Camp Weatherford, in
honor of Pfc. Willie M. Weath-
erford, a Floridian killed in ac-
tion January 10, 1942. Captain
(now Major) Ralph Bowman
was the first camp commander,
followed by Major Joseph H.
Dunlap. In the early part of
summer, the original- units
pulled out and the 6th Training
Bn. went to Camp Weatherford.
For several months, Major
George M. Higginson was camp
commander, and recently the
job has been held by Major
Tom A. Watson.
The camp has seen many im-
provements. These include a
chapel, post exchange, obstacle
course, grenade court, motor
pool and modern latrines. Only
recently, the brick armory was
taken over as headquarters. The
structure formerly housed the
State Guard, which no w uses the
Armory at nearby Palmetto.
In the near future, modern
kitchens are to be ereted at the
Entertainment a-plenty is pro-
vided. Since July 24, there have
been four Blue USOii shows, 14
movies, and the Camp Weather-
ford Music Makers, a five-piece
iazz outfit, have played 66 en-
gagements-16 dances at the Ser-
vice Club, 15 at the Masonic Hall
and 15 at the Country'Club, inI
addition to appearing in seven
civilian programs and on 22
radio broadcasts. Members of
he group are: Pfc. Joe Santaiello,
rumpet; T/5 Francis Riehle, bass
iddle; Pfc. Clarence Watson,
Irums; Pvt. Fred Stone, saxo-
phone, and T/5 Frank Yakots,
In sports, Camp Weatherford
has fielded successful baseball
.nd football teams, and has a
vorld of inter-unit sports ac-
At present, the lineup of ad-
ninistrative officers for the Army
t Bradenton follows:
Camp Commander, Maj. T. A. Wat-
Executive Officer. Capt. R. B. Knox.
Adjutant, Capt. F. L. Denton.
S-1, Lieut. Joseph Kelly.
S-2, Lieut. Robert A. Hargrove.
S-3, Capt. Paul C. Day.
S-4, Lieut. Eugene Bandy.
Surgeon. Capt. Walter O'Brien.
Chaplain, Lieut. Norman Gibbs.
Inspectors, Capt. Nye Scofield. Capt.
aylor Shreve, Capt. Isadore Auer-
ach. Lieut. Norman Foote. and Lieut.
Property Officer, Lieut Gerthram L.
Provost Marshal, Lieut. Wm. A.
Mess Officer, Lieut. Richard Todd.
Athletic Officer, Lieut. J. W. Kimble.
Motor Officer, Lieut. Bryant O.
Army Gives Okay To Bradenton
A CONCRETE PIER, jutting into the Manatee River, forms the setting for the Bradenton Chamber of Commerce Building. And this building is the-
home of the Service Men's Recreation Center, one of the chief entertainment attractions for Camp Weatherford men during their off-duty hours.
RED PAINT trimmings on olive drab-that's the color ing of a vehicle. Here we HEADQUARTERS BUILDING of Camp Weatherford at
scheme of Camp Weatherford's Fire Department. The fire see T/5 Marion L. Bethune Bradenton is an armory building formerly used by the state
guard. The spacious brick building, located at the west
truck is shown above, and sitting in the driver's seat is T/4 dispatching a jeep to Sgt. edge of the field, houses all administrative sections of the
Jerry Bugliaralli. Wendell Haineline, camp.
SOLDIER REGISTERS at the Service Men's Recreation Center in Braden-
ton, as Mrs. W. B. S. Crichlow, director of the center, looks on. This is a
frequent scene in the reading lounge of the club.
"" ''," "* ^ .,,
ODD FELLOWS at Bradenton offered their building for use as a dayroom,
and the structure furnishes excellent facilities for the soldiers of Camp
SWANKY MANATEE River Hotel has set aside its cocktail
bar as an officers' club. Here you see a couple of officers
enjoying a bottle of beer. At night the place is crowded-
WAR ORIENTATION is a
new and lively phase of the
6th Training Battalion's
.regular program. Here we
see Lt. James Kimble, orien-
tation officer, pointing out
a locale of recent Russian
SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT is the system used at Camp
Weatherford's Post Exchange. Soldiers receive their pur-
chases from counters located at the windows of the struc-
ture. Here, a group of CIs is buying thissa-and-thatta.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, November 18, 1943
COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP
Air Base Area Commander
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity,
published each Friday in the interest of the officers and
enlisted men of Drew Field.
Authority Sec. II, W. D. Circular 55, 1943. under the
supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with
W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated September 7, 1942,
Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Unit Newspapers
Major Chester K. Delano. Base Special Service Officer
Lt. Joseph H. McGinty. Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located In
Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and
"B" Avenues. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone. exten-
DREW FIELD ECHOES receives material supplied by
Camp Newspaper Service, War Department, 205 E. 42 St.,
New York City. Credited material may not be re-
published without permission from Camp Newspaper
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St Petersburg Times]
VOLUME 2-NUMBER 37
RECREATION AND WAR MORALE
(Excerpts from a speech delivered Tuesday by
Major Chester K. Delano, Base Special Service Officer,
who talked at a Florida Defense Recreation Council
convention in Tampa.)
It happened during the early stages of our
invasion of Sicily. A young lieutenant, recently
assigned to a combat unit and under fire for
the first time, was directing his men toward a,
machine-gun emplacement. The Americans were
crawling under cover of darkness up a hill to-
ward a rocky formation which protected the
Our troops had orders to take protection of
boulders and set up defensive positions when-
ever the enemy became aware of their approach.
Some fifty yards from the emplacement, the
enemy opened fire. The men dug in behind
boulders and set up heavy weapons which-
along with grenades-obliterated the machine-
gun nest after several minutes of fighting.
Cautiously the officer and his
men scrambled toward the si-
lenced gun. As the Americans
jumped into the pit, a bullet
seared the arm of the lieutenant,
knocking his automatic from his
hand. A soldier, on his left, fired
at the crouched form and a Ger-
mnan fell forward, his face a crim-
The soldier who had killed the
German stood holding the empty
cartridge which was warm like Major Delano
the body its metal had penetrated. His face was
strained with emotion and the lieutenant grasped
his arm silently.
"Here, sir," the soldier said, handing him the
empty cartridge. "This is yours. It was made
somewhere back in the states to save your life.
It did its job."
The lieutenant is now in the United States.
The cartridge from the soldier's rifle is his
prized possession and the story seems a good
illustration when talking on the co-operation
between the community and the armed forces
in meeting the needs of the service men.
The parable fits the occasion because a com-
munity can easily be compared to a bullet filled
with life-saving powder, or an empty bullet
spent of powder and of worthless value to our
There are both types of communities in the
United States. Some cities have spent their
ammunition during early stages of the war and
are now refilling the metal casing-not with
powder to win the war-but with personal in-
terests which are detrimental to the soldier and
the community as a whole.
It is the duty of every community to aid
the Army in keeping morale high. Morale is
another term'for victory because without morale
an Army ceases to be an effective fighting unit.
The community of tomorrow will be com-
posed of the military men of today.
The Army Special Service Branch has the
task of supervising the soldier's recreational
program on the post.
This is comparable to directing entertainment
in its numerous phases in a city of identical size.
There are numerous definitions of recreation
but I prefer Webster's term: "An act of recreat-
For recreation does recreate. When a soldier
goes to a movie; when he attends a USO social;
when he joins a group at the YMCA swimming
pool-he is recreating himself. He forgets for
a few hours the grim business of war. He
relives the thrill of social intercourse.
And, we must consider the various types of
individuals, who desire a specific type of recrea-
tion and are not satisfied without it.
There is need for larger numbers of girls for
dances and social affairs at the Base.
Church services and religious affairs are
highly important religion is a powerful
force we would have a stronger Army if
religion were a dominant force in every soldier.
The American soldier is the most deadly
fighter in the world he has been taught
since childhood to compete against his school-
mates he has learned to appreciate com-
petition in sports which is so highly adaptable
in this war.
We are now constructing five large night
We should have luncheons and discussions
between civilian and soldier members of iden-
We should bring together men who were
of the same profession or trade before the
We are in need of professors of mathematics
or languages to devote a few hours each week
to instruction at Drew.
Two years ago there was little recreation
either at a new camp or a city. Now.we have
progressed to a high point, but we cannot relax.
The job is too great
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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.
Methodist- 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.,
Weekday 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
Conference Today To Students
A three-day conference on the
subject, "Chaplains' Problems in
Personal Counseling," will be
concluded this afternoon in
The conference has been held
under the direction of the 3d Air
Force Chaplain, Col. Gynther
Storaasli, with 60 chaplains in at-
tendance, representing air bases
at Drew Field, MacDill, Fort My-
ers, Bartow, Pinellas, Avon Park
"Youth's Contribution to the
War Effort" was the topic of
Chaplain C. W. Hewlett's Armis-
tice Day address, at the Jefferson
In a contest, to be held, among
the Jefferson students, one boy
and girl will be chosen, as most
outstanding contributor's to the
On Saturday, November 19, the
Selected couple will be taken on a
tour of Drew Field.
RUMOR: Is it true that the arms and services now operating as
a part of the Air Forces will be taken into the Air Corps, and that
AW soldiers will no longer be in the Signal Corps?
FACT: According to Capt. Sidney Kessler, assistant adjutant
of AWUTC, all personnel of AWUTC will become part of the Air
Corps. A recent letter announces that "in the near future"-the
date is no more definite than that-all arms and services serving
with the Air Forces will become Air Corps personnel. While there
is no specific mention of officers in the letter, it is assumed from
the use of the words "all personnel" that officers of all branches
and services of the Air Forces will be transferred to the Air Corps
at the same time.
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.
Wants Own Pinups
In the ECHOES of Nov. 4, there appeared a
very nice and very interesting article about
pinup girls. Ah! That's something we GIs should
have more often and more of!
Let's tell and show the boys on the field that
we don't need Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, or
Lana Turner to pin up beside our bunks. Let's
show the guys we have some very lovely pinup
girls of our own, waiting for us.
Thanks to our editors, we can say that this is
our camp paper. We can send home a news
paper to which we ourselves have contributed.
Boys, let's all send in more "billfold girls" to
the ECHOES. The girls back home will be
proud and happy to see that we are thinking of
them. I'd like to start the parade by sending
in a photo of a swell girl friend of mine. Her
name is Miss Gloria Cooper. I'd be awfully
happy, if she were to see her picture in our
PFC. MARIO BODILLO
Mario, your "billfold girl" meets with our
approval-and how! You will find her photo
just a few pages further on. Thanks.-Ed.
Misses Drew and Echoes
Several weeks ago, I-left Drew Field for
Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Due to circumstances.
beyond my control, I arh now a patient in the
hospital, and will be here for some time.
To tell you the truth, I miss Drew Field,
and everything in it-especially the ECHOES.
This camp doesn't have any form of newspaper
whatsoever. It gets awfully boring during the
day, hardly doing anything at all.
Therefore, I would consider it a great favor
if you would be -so kind as to send me several
back issues of your paper. I'm .very anxious to
know what has been going on at Drew since I
left. It's an up-and-coming field.
Thank you very kindly.
PVT. ELI BRODWIN,
Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.
Thanks for your continued interest, Brod-
win. Your back copies of the ECHOES are on
their way to you, and we've placed your name
on our mailing list. Hope you'll be very well
I am a patient at the station hospital. Re-
cently, all ambulatory patients were requested,
under a new program, to report for lectures and
I've been thinking it might be.a good idea for
the same-men to be allowed to start a victory
garden, or a flower garden, in the vacant area
adjoining the individual wards.
The benefits derived would be many fold.
Not only fresh air and sunshine, but a lesson
in horticulture, too, would be furnished the men.
PVT. I. J. MARANZ.
The Drew Field Echoes
We guys in Company A, 588th Battalion, want
to know what has happened to Sergeant Friend-
ly's interesting orientation lectures. Have they
been cancelled? We enjoyed them, and miss
them very much.
SGT. JOHN ANDERSON
According to the schedule laid out for
Sergeant Friendly, only lectures one and two,
both of which you have already heard, are de-
livered to 588th. However; any fellows in your
outfit, or any other outfit, are welcome to attend
any of Sergeant Friendly's evening lectures. By
calling 497, you may at any time obtain a listing
of Sergeant Friendly's lectures, including dates
Thank you very much for publishing the
poem I submitted to you. It does any "poet's"
heart good to see his name published with his
efforts. I'm taking another chance, .and sending
this nostalgic piece to you. Hope you'll like it.
CPL. OLGA V. DONNAHUE
DAD'S OLD PIPE
Just a corn cob pipe
That lies on the stand.
A little bit smelly,
But Dad thought it grand.
Dad never'spent money
On such trifles as pipes;
But always was contented
With necessities of life.
Just a corn cob pipe
Dad whittled one day
That he always smoked
Until he went away.
That old corn cob pipe
I will always treasure
It wasn't much, but
It was Dad's only pleasure.
~L~oas;. ~,~rU~;1L~_\. x ~B~
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
ATTEND CHAPEL DEDICATION! Ranking officers at
Drew Field were in attendance at a triple chapel dedication
at AWUTC last Sunday. At chapel number seven were,
left to right: Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, AWUTC
commanding general; Col. Melvin B. Asp, Drew Field
commander, and Col. R. N. Kunz, 2d AW Training Bn.
AID IN DEDICATING CHAPEL No. 9 Seated left to right:
Col. Henry R. Chamberlain and Major Edwin Bartel. Stand-
ing: Chaplains Henry F. Dearing, A. W. Gruhn and Walter
THREE CHAPELS OPENED
Three new chapels were dedi-
cated at AWUTC last Sunday with
ranking officers in attendance
during colorful ceremonies. The
chapels were Number Seven at
East First and M; Number Eight
at Fifth and N, and Number Nine
at Fifth and K.
Present at the dedication of
Chapel Number Seven were Col.
Melvin B. Asp, Drew Field Air
Base Area Commander, and Brig.
Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, com-
manding general of AWUTC. At
chapel ,ight Col. R. W. McNamee,
AWUTC executive officer, made
a brief address and at Chapel Nine
Col. Henry R. Chamberlain, Maj.
Edwin Bartel and Chaplain A. W.
Gruhn, senior AWUTC chaplain,
were in attendance.
It is believed that this is one
of the first times that three chap-
els have been dedicated at the
same time at any U. S. Army en-
campment. All three chapels had
altars beautifully decorated with
flowers and there was a short mu-
sical program at each chapel.
TWO NEW THEATERS
OPEN NEXT WEEK
Two new War Department the-
aters will be opened here next
Tuesday and Wednesday, making
a total of eight movie houses on
The new film houses will be
known as Theaters Nos. 5 and 6.
The opening feature at both
houses will be "Guadalcanal
Diary," based on the best-selling
book of the same name.
With the addition of two houses
to Drew's theater chain, Lt.
George J. May Jr., Base theater
officer, announced a new sched-
ule of shows which affects the
NEW MOVIE HOURS
Here is the new schedule
for Drew Field's eight movie
Number 1. 6 and 8 p.m.
Number 2. 6 and 8 p.m.
Number 3. 7 and 9 p.m.
Number 4. 6 and 8 p.m.
Number 5. 1, 3, 5, 7 and
Number 6. 7 and 9 p.m.
Number 7. 7 p.m..
Number 8. 8 p.m.
2 p.m. Theaters No. 1, 3,
6 and. 7.
3 p.m. Theaters No. 2 and 4.
Matinees will be played
seven days a week at Theater
No. 5, at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.
eight houses. Clip the new sched-
ule and keep it handy for ready
reference to avoid getting crossed
up on your favorite theater.
Theater No. 5 is located on
Fourth St. north of Avenue J, in
the rear of the Main PX. It will
open at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and will
play three matinees every day.
The schedule for shows here is
1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theater No. 6 is located on Ave-
nue N near Tenth Street. It will
show two performances daily, 7
and 9 p.m.
Except for the recently opened
open-air theater in the 1873d En-
gineers area, every movie house
will run a Sunday matinee.
Tampa Car Prices
Scale, Says Hill
Used car purchasers in Tampa
are obtaining autos considerably
below the prices asked in a ma-
jority of cities, Ben Hill, Jr., sec-
retary of the Florida Used Auto-
mobile Dealer's Association, said
Mr. Hill based his opinion on
a survey made of used car mar-
kets throughout the United
"We're below most of them,
and we're proud of it," he said.
Loses to MacDill
CPL. FREDERICK F. DAVIS
Fellows, we have lost
again. Yes, Friday evening,
the MacDill Field basketball
team came out on top, for the
second time. The only dif-
ference between the game
last week and this one, is the
score. Last week they beat
us by the terrible score of
68 to 43. A difference of 25
points. Friday the score was
40 to 27, only 13 points
I could give plenty of reasons
why we can't win, when we play
MacDill Field, but it would seem
like I was trying ot cover up our
losses. The only thing I, have to
say is this. Give us a place where
we can practice and I will assure
you we can and will do better
than we have been doing.
We do not have a court in this
area as you probably know. The
court we had last year has been
torn up and converted to boxing
rings all over the post. I hope we
will be able to obtain the use of
one of the Base Gyms at least
twice a week, then watch our
I have a correction to make
in regard to last week's col-
umn. Martin our Star, hails
from Lincoln High, "lissouri;
not Lincoln High, Pennsylvania.
Arthur W. Smith, our manager,
fell out of God's country, New
York city. Also from the Big
City, are Coach Harry Eli, Cen-
ter Luther Woodard, and
Guard, yours truly.
Camp De Soto welcomes the
various companies of the 1916th
Eng. Avn. Bn., who arrived here
Saturday. We hope they will like
their new home.
All of you fellows who for-
merly belonged to the 919th and
918th QM Platoon, will have been
one year at this field, last
Wednesday, the 10th.
We have observed many a
change in this field since we
have been here, and all of them
have been for the better. I can
plainly remember the first time
I laid eyes on the field.
All I saw was sand and more
sand. When we arrived here,
the quarters we are now occu-
pying, were habited by the 59th
Avn. Sqn. The barracks they
are living in new, were for-
merly occupied by officers.
We have lots of fun here. We
are the only platoon in my
knowledge that has been at one
Base since we have been organ-
ized. The majority of us have
been in the Army 14 months, and
13 of those months have been in
Florida. I like to travel and see
The Drew Field ECHOES
feature of giving free want
ads to military personnel `i
has attracted the attention
of the editor of the Tampa
The Tribune editor
thought so much of the
ECHOES' free service to
Drew Field officers and en-
listed men that he published
a feature story on the
ECHOES want ads in last
The want ads were first
published in the ECHOES
last August. The first issue
of the ECHOES to carry the
service contained a couple
dozen insertions. Now there
is almost a full page of free
It is believed the ECHOES:.
is the only Army publica- :
tion offering free want ad
service for the convenience
of military personnel.
HERE WE GO to press a couple of days early again. I
don't see why the editor always insists on having this stuff as
early as he does. Some news may come through and I'd
miss it. Then he comes out with the quicky that I'm not a re-
porter, just a gripe artist, and what the hell anyway! Just to
prove it, read on, dear fool, read on. The worst is yet to
come and I shall probably take the next banana boat for
SOMETIMES I wonder why I spend the lonely nights ...
Then I take another look in the mirror and all is clear. (I am a
lonely man) I am a sad man I am a man what cries for com-
panionship. (I saw "Lassie Come Home," and now I think that I
will get me a Collie, and to hell with Lana Turner.) I asked her
S. and look what happened.
DID YOU SEE the lovely Laraine Day Tuesday and yester-
day? I did. I repeat the hell with Lana Turner. I got real
close to her, and then that fresh MP (the Big One) horned in.
Well, what would you do? Well, maybe I'm a mouse! Anyhow
Miss .Day was a most welcome sight, and her presence on
the Base really boosted the old morale. Let's have more like her.
(There is only one like her, though). The men really enjoy and
appreciate having these famous people here. She is a lovely
S. lovely lady.
Things we could do without: That guy that comes in at three
in the morning and starts singing the Prologue to Pagliacci right
in the middle of his bunk. Some guys can sing (we grant that).
Some guys can't (we know that). Why in hell do the guys who
can't sing always sing, and the birds who can sing always go to
bed like good little men? They have a poison to rid us of rodents
S. what is good for pseudo singers?
Speaking of poisons-
(At this point Adam was called on to escort Actress Laraine
Day. He hasn't been heard of or seen since.-Ed.)
Scribe of 69th Band
Reports No Snow Job
By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
FLASH: The number of snowflakes falling in McKees
Rocks, Pa., during the past two weeks was exactly "zero."
That is a heart-breaking report to make; however, your
scribe of the 69th AF Band may have better luck the next
time he gets a furlough.
Returned to Drew Field to find that Sgt. Leo O. Luuk-
konen, saxist and leader of the "Deep Sleep Jazz Band,"
and Pvt. William R. Welton, trumpter, had pulled up stakes
and joined the band at Lakeland, Florida.
Privates Bob "Igor" Shevak
(bass) and Bill Goodall (guitar long to any of the 150 WAC's who
and percussion), both New York- participated in the performance-
ers, moved into the "Fightin' Sgt. Don Boyd introduced a
69'ers" outfit to maintain the double quartet of male voices to
numerical status quo. Here's embellish his glee club arrange-
wishing the quartet the best of ments.
luck in their new assignments. The presentation was well re-
Another major change in the ceived by an S. R. O. crowd
Band was Sgt. Willie Krewson's which jammed the theater, and
increase in weight (about 12 it looks as though similar pro-
pounds), coupled with a corre- grams will follow. WDAE pro-
sponding decrease in T/Sgt. Ellie vided radio outlet for the first
Eaton's mass. show.
Can it be that related factors
were involved in these metamor- If you are wondering how
phoses-Willie and Ellie moved the Band can be heard from
their bunks and set up house- two different sources at the
keeping in the Orderly Room, same time, it is done with the
during the past fifteen days, to aid of transcriptions. The discs
guarantee that the Wheels of are cut in advance, at the radio
Fortune for the 69th AAF Band studio, and aired by WFLA
would grind "smoothly" during while the band is making a
that period. personal appearance elsewhere.
that period. ,hrh~ ic. n Cn, ; 1 ,yin n .
Cpl. Sam Schiavone, Pfc. Bob
Ludwig, and Pvt. Jock Giaco-
mucci have been granted two
weeks respites from their G. I.
chores-they'll be back, how-
ever, even before they realize
that their furloughs have
started ask one who knows.
Pfc. Gus DeRidder, erstwhile
"Miracle Man," has been faring
badly with his team of foot-
ballers the combination has
not won a game since that
memorable opener four weeks
Could it be that relieving Cpl.
Joe Owings and Pfc. Pops Nailor
as water-boys has demoralized
A quintet, not of the musical
variety, has recently sprung from
within our midst. The group,
suffering from a reversion to
basic type, is undergoing rookie
rifle training, and has already
mastered the battle cry of "Hi
ho Silver." The "Musket Bearers"
include Willie Krewson, Chubby
Costello, Russ Hoier, Don Stock-
well and Adelbert Woodke.
The WAC Show, presented on
the stage of Theater Number 3
in conjunction with the regular
movie feature, afforded Sgt. Gor-
don Booth and his Dance Orch-
estra a new twist in GI details.
The bass voices heard during
the choral offerings did not be-
T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton has been
forecasting matrimony for
members of the 69th AF Band
with such consistently unerring
inaccuracy that the "prophet"
is now threatening to get him-
self married-up-with, just to
save his face. Who would have
you, Sarge (and besides, why
do you want to save THAT
Someone ought to tell Pvt.
Eddy Munk, when he returns
from his furlough in Pittsburgh,
that the Perfect Host never asks
a guest to show his chow pass at
the dinner table. Luckily, Eadie,
that's Mrs. Munk, came to your
scribe's rescue at the crucial mo-
ment just wait until "Munky"
comes back to his winter resi-
dence at Drew Field, Florida!
If you can play the accordion,
please call the AWUTC Special
Service Office, Extension 649, for
your services are greatly needed
for entertainments staged" on
Drew Field. If you have your ac-
cordion here, so much the better,
but if you haven't, call anyway.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
Podd'n us, lads. We're
all prina donnas, over at the
WAC barracks, now. Ever
since the mighty WAC cho-
rus chortled "American Ea-
gles," and Porter, Mason, Ja-
cobs. Adams, Culver, Hatch-
er, Walker and Callahangave
out with their mightiest tal-
ents, the whole detachment
has been basking in reflected
glory. Good work, gals. And
did all of you guys notice
how pretty the whole group
of gals looked, up there on
Lt. Doris Ward, perched on the
edge of her theater seat, ap-
plauded and screamed, as her
girls did her proud. Pvts. Zeiger
and Emmet (the "terrific" boys,
who wrote the show) have vol-
unteered another script, so happy
are they with the cast. We'll be
waiting anxiously for the next
Lots of visitors 'round the bar-
racks lately. We were sorry to
say goodbye to Edna Howat's
cute sister, Blanche. (Now we
know where "E. B." gets that
crack "Twist my arm.") 'N' we
point with pride to Millie Pres-
ton's sis, Nina, a Motor Transport
WAC at Daytona Beach.
Mabel Hutchinson misses her
mama, since Mrs. Hutchinson left
after a mighty pleasant visit here
in these parts. Says mama thinks
the WACs are very special, and
she's not a bit worried about
Hutch, any more.
Ah, love. Another marriage
here on the base, 'n' another
WAC is a missus. T/5 Betty
Johnson, Kellogg Field WAC who
came down here just a few weeks
ago, didn't waste any time, after
she met Sgt. Bill Huckabee. Betty
and Bill are Mr. and Mrs., now,
since the wedding bells tinkled a
week ago Saturday eve.
Speaking of marriages on the
Line, where both Betty and her
hubby work, we hear there is an-
other "hitch" scheduled for some
time in December, -oyer there.
Dunno who the principals are, as
yet, but will inform you when we
can. Wonder why Betty Berg-
gren and her famous Henry don't
decide to take the step?
The WAC mess hall, which al-
ways teems with eager and satis-
fied visitors, received its nicest
compliment last week, when Col-
onel Asp himself smacked his lips
over the Armistice Day luncheon.
Together with several other of-
ficers from Headquarters, the
Colonel inspected the barracks,
and voiced his approval of all
WAC doings and decor.
Dottie Willson isn't giggling
quite so much this week. Her
cute little Minnesota staff ser-
geant is off looking up new WAC
detachments at another field,
now. Dottie, never nonplussed,
has put on some more lipstick,
and is looking over the new crop
of 396th men, we notice.
Mebbe we shouldn't be asking,
but we can't help but wonder
where Captain Schreck, loyal,
tried and true WAC pal, found
out that WAC's winter under-
panties would be pink, before
any of the WACs knew it?? Of
course, it is a pretty technical
subject, but we didn't know that
sort of information came under
the Base Tech Inspector's depart-
Wish you could have seen S/
Sgt. Jeannie Jurgens, snuggling
into the covers for a long night's
sleep, with her hat still perched
on her head. Just absent-minded,
Jeannie says. Could be she's
caught the habit from Louise
Bracken, who always puts her hat
on when she's only wearing her
scanties, in the morning. "
We're awfully happy to report
that "General," the famed WAC
pooch, is coming out of his recent
seige of pneumonia, just fine.
Sergeant Zimmerman, Base
Public Relations, really looked
worried, when Rosemary O'Laugh-
lin kept him biting his nails over
their date. Seem's if, every time
we walk into the P.R.O., there
sits "Roses" with "Zimmie" again,
though she claims at least six
gals have warned her against
him! What's brewin', that's what
we're wondering. Looks very good
from where we sit.
Of 3d FC Busy
By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
It's almost Christmas time, so Cpl. Clayton Spinning of
Third FC is already making his own gifts this year. Have
you not heard? He's spending his evenings reposing upon
his bunk in B-4 doing fancy embroidery and needlework on
LOOKING FORWARD to a second Armistice Day are "Air-
Wac" cooks Pfcs. Ermaline Frederick and Margaret Cox,
and Sgt. Beryl Toole. They celebrated their first Armistice
day in the Army with these marvelous frosted concoctions.
Col. Melvin B. Asp, special luncheon guest on Nov. 11,
found the cakes to taste as delightful as they looked.
CHAPEL HOUR FAVORITES! All professional singers in
civilian life, these four men have proved to be outstanding
favorites on the Sunday Evening Chapel Hour. Left to
right: Cpl. Arnold Felton, Pvt. James F. Roberts, Cpl. Carl
Bartsch and Cpl. Herbert Russell.
Returns to Drew
By SGT. GEORGE A. WELLS
On January 3, the 568th Signal AW Battalion was born
on Drew Field. Now, after months of roaming about the
southland, the 568th is back on Drew.
Before returning the outfit had been encamped at Bra-
denton, at Camp Gordon Johnston in Carabelle, Florida,
and at Gulfport, Mississippi.
Most of the lads are happy to
be back at Drew, although some
agree with Sgt. Wilbur Wingate's
observation that the chow lines
look longer than usual.
Staff Sgt. Melvin Breslauer, for-
mer Hollywood script writer, who
is sergeant major for the 568th,
is recovering from his first attack
of volleyball. i The ball is also re-
ported doing nicely.
The 568th had by far the larg-
est delegation present at the im-
pressive dedication ceremonies at
Field Chapel Number 8 last Sun-
day. Maj. Max Nelson, CO of the
battalion, headed the delegation.
T/5 George Zadikoff, looking
pale after his lengthy stay in
the Station Hospital at Camp
Shelby, is off for a New York
city furlough. George, junior
member of the personnel firm
of Zeiger & Zadikoff, says he
expects the new brilliance of
Manhattan's lights to restore his
Pfc. "Pookey" Josephs is hav-
ing some fancy china installed
in his mouth. With his new
GI teeth he says he'll be better
able to make with the baby talk
with his "Snookey."
The 568th has acquired two new
top-kicks. First Sergent Bowman
takes over at HQ & Plot Co., with
First Sergeant Brunette moving
in at 2nd Reporting Co. Mess
Sgt. Rudy Rudolph says he would
bake a cake for the occasion if he
could find his book of recipes.
T/4 John Argus wants to know
if he's entitled to travel pay while
standing in line at the consoli-
There's a regular week-end pa-
trol to Bradenton from the ranks
of the 568th. Most frequent com-
muters include M-Sgt. Howard
Kemble, S/Sgt. Richard Soule,
S/Sgt. Kenneth "Buttercup" Woh-
ler, T/5 George (Can't He'p It)
Smith), T/5 John Lawrence and
Sgt. George A. Wells.
Pfc. Rennhack, after an exten-
sive scouting trips throughout-the
city of Tampa, where he once
reigned supreme, now renders a
Lt. Charles E. Butler, Special
Service Officer for the 568th, is
still digging around for more
additions to the battalion day
All company mail clerks, and
the battalion mail clerk as well,
are taking strenuous physical
exercises in preparation for the
coming Christmas mail rush.
So, fellow dog-faces, do not bite
the mail clerk!
"Dusty" Rhoades of tle Bat-
talion motor pool is beaming
like a new pappy now that he
has acquired a dispatch tent of
his very own.
Lt. Claude Harding of Battalion
S-4 boots a mean football. As a
matter of fact, he has a standing
challenge that he will outkick any
man in the outfit--and he will
Pfc. Arthur Alvarez continues
to head the Battalion as receiver
of the largest amount of mail. He
is considering requisitioning an
assistant to help answer his cor-
If you're a rare book fancier,
you'll find Lt. Arnold P. Silver-
man, the Battalion Adjutant, the
man to whom you want to talk.
He knows rare books from bind-
ing to appendix.
Pfc. Leonard Hines and Pvt.
"Mike" Genatossio are both on
furloughs in Worcester, Mass.
And they postcard that the weath-
er there is more than chilly.
Another shakeup in jobs.
new KP Pusher at the Chow
him as Bull gang bossman.
A tip to Capt. Sharkey. When
you can't locate Sgt. Abe (Me-
Fix-Um) Sancton at the Flight
Section, likely he'll be climbing
around on some roof repairing the
chimney or fixing something.
"Moon" Mullins and Milt New-
nan are enjoying these lazy Sun-
day mornings by having Ray Ra-
puano bring them coffee so they
can breakfast in bed.
PLATES NOT DISHES
Cook Ed Oke is again featur-
ing 100 per cent soups. Have you
seen those new store choppers he's
sporting? Just like downtown.
Joe Commerford better begin
teaching all his know-all of baby
raising to potential pappy, S/Sgt.
You'll find Herrington still
washing his duds.
Newest Hq. civilian employee
is Mrs. Mary Agnes Newbrand
in the AG Section.
Charlie Hall is getting his
share of letters with lipsticked
lips affixed to the rear of the
Wonder what caused that
wornout look on Olonzo Prof-
fitt's face this past week? Been
having trouble sleeping, boy?
That piece of junk labeled
"Ford" that's been in the Sq. area
is Louey Navarro's new car. It
runs, but maybe it ought to run
over to a scrap salvage drive?
News from the TWX Room.
Acting the part of Big Brother,
Chesshire chaperoned Clawson on
his recent date with that cute
That Buick Peggy Perrin was
driving was merely a loan car
while her Chevvy got the new-
blue paint job.
ATTENTION, SGT. COHN
Wonder when the Airplane En-
gine School is gonna get a handle
to help open and shut the door?
The Classification twins, Joe
Corry and Jim Clarke are still
burning the night oil getting
those Forms 20 in order.
Daily treat at the Annex. Sig-
nalette Miss Rodman serenading
Chemical and Ordnance. To Sgets.
Harold T. Brown and Bill
(Drew's-Gift-to-the- Jewel Box)
Miller she personally dedicated,
"Put Your Arms Around Me
Another Brown, M/Sgt. Bob
of the Medics, returned from
furlough surprised to find his
section had again moved.
Wonder why S/Sgt. Bill Joy-
ner is so interested in daily
mail call? Must be expecting
a milch cow?
Incidentally Sgt. Wahl, Joyner
was NOT the one who supplied
this writer with that little gos-
sip item about you and the WAC
which made last week's column.
HE MOWS 'EM DOWN
Dayton Lefurgy's latest crush is
a gal named Nancy.
With thuse gas lectures, the
demonstration and gas chamber
behind us, we've really accom-
plished something. Chandler and
Tyler really caught the chlorine
while "testing." Antonucci caught
a double dose of tear gas when
he returned to pick up his cap
which he dropped.
But, Medic Royce Williams
had the misfortune of "blowing
it out the fluttervalve" too
hard and actually blew off the
fluttervalve of his gasmask.
It must be that new mustache
you're wearing Cpl. Bookwal-
ter that has all those WACs
ga-ga over you.
SBrave Lee Mann is gonna
middle-aisle it soon.
Cpl. Howie King must have
met something nice on his re-
cent furlough to get that GI
haircut. Next time, he can take
a haircut with his cap on.
Sgt. "Frankhouse" Shields is
House. John Calitri replaced
Assistant bossman is John V.
588th Motor Pool
Gets Orchid For
Work Well Done
By T/4 HUBERT McGRATH
In the past, it has been the
policy of this column to give
attention to the various de-
partments and companies
within the 588th Battalion.
However, we found that two
of the departments in the
battalion have been neglect-
ed, not purposely, for we
happen to know that these
particular departments have
been keeping things on the
The two departments we have
in mind are the Telephone and
Telegraph Departments, and the
Motor Transport Department. So
we beg you in the rest of the
battalion, to forgive us if we de-
vote this column to the Motor
Pool and devote part of next
week to T and T.
First of all, this columnist will
take a dive into the "Motor Pool"
and see what we can come up
with that is of interest. The
"Skipper" of the "Pool" is Lt.
Harold D. Skipper (no, this isn't
double-talk), of Jackson, Ala.
Can you think of a more appro-
priate name for him?
The reason we mention this
is that he has been most con-
genial in all respects. Many,
many times, we in the battalion
needed vehicles for this or that
(all business, of course), and
all we had to do was to tell the
"Skipper" and our request was
By BOB HAWK
1. What does a bathometer
2. Women in the British Army
are called ATS. Women in the
American Army are called WACs.
What are the women in the Ca-
nadian Army called?
3. Give within one inch the
length of the average brand new
wooden lead pencil, excluding
4. It takes only 20 hours in
1943 to fly the distance Colum-
bus sailed in 1942. Did it take
Columbus nearer 20 days, 50
days or 70 days?
5. Do cats see better in the
dark than in the light?
6. You know where your
knucklebone is. Where is your
7. Is it easier to float in water
of 14 feet or in water of four
feet or does it make any dif-
8. If you were served scones,
pompano and baba au rhum,
what would you be eating?
9. If Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
buy a bond as co-owners, should.
the names appear as Mr. John
Smith and Mrs. John Smith or
as Mr. John Smith and Mrs.
Betty Smith or is either one ac-
ceptable to the government?
10. Why do telephone wires
sag more in summer than in
(Answers on page 11)
DREW FIELD ECHOES,THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
Artists, Truck Drivers Picked as Best-Dressed
PFC. SILAS BLAND PVT. LESLIE WALTON
MYSTERY WAC SPOTS
MEN AT VARIOUS JOBS
Artists, truck drivers, and musicians-all dress equally
Well, when they're on the ;ob, or "taking it easy," the
Mysterious WAC says.
Prowling through artists' work- truck driver there, he is still
shops, band barracks, and organ- guiding trucks for the 503d.
izational supply rooms, she came The WAC caught Pfc. Silas T.
through this week with five out- Bland just as he was about to
standing GIs. Shaven, shined, sneak into the 501st supply
and straight-backed, this week's room. The 1st Training Bat-
glamor boys are: talion man gave out with one
HERE THEY ARE of his romantic leers. "Honest,
'Private Leslie Walton, 1st Re- are you going to use me in your
porting Company, 503d SAW Bat- 'best dressed man' contest?" he
talion; Private First Class Del asked. "Whee! May I have ad-
Purta, 69th Air Force Band; Cpl. dtional copies of the ECHOES
Clair D. Airgood, 592d Squadron, for all of my girl friends?"
396th Bomb Group; Private First Upon questioning, Bland ad-
Class Henry J. Komula, Plotting mitted that he had a hard time
Company, 503d SAW Battalion: getting ready to fall out for
and Private First Class Sila s T. formation, in the morning. "By
Bland Headquarters Company, 1st the time I'm dressed well enough
SAW Training Battalion. to suit myself, all of the other
fellows are standing at atten-
Busily placing the last brush tion," he complained. Looking
strokes on a series of murals him over, the WAC decided that
designed to express Army atti- the time spent wasn't in vain.
tudes toward religion, Private
Walton greeted the WAC with HE'S TAiRHEEL
a broad smile. "Why are you Bland comes from High Point,
surprised to find me in clean North Carolina, where he was
fatigues?" he inquired. "If I formerly a sales manager for
worked at any other job on this Conde-Nast Publications. He
field, I should have to appear now works in the classification
in clean suntans each day. Don- section at the 1st Training Bat-
ning fatigues doesn't change talion, where all of the single
my pride in my own appear- girls say they're glad he's sin-
ance. We shave here at the gle, too.
studio even though we have The best dressed men of Drew
very few visitors. We have to Field are stealing all eyes. Have
look at each other. you been among them yet? Just
a little extra effort will turn
Walton is from Mishawa, In- you out, attired as these model
diana. He is on special duty for soldiers are. Your company is
AWUTC Special Services. As evi- counting on you. Do you meas-
denced by Walton's spectacular ure up?
soldier, artistry, the paint brush
has always been his trademark.
He isn't married, says it's easy to AST Cd es
impress local lassies, when you
watch your looks. Beckon 3d FC
Over at the band barracks, Pfc. ignal Soldiers
Purta was busily polishing his Soldiers
clarinet, when the WAC walked PFC. GILBERT JOHNSON
up. 'o does it look now?" he This week we extend our best
asked, twising the gleaming in- wishes to Al Kazary, former
strument in the sun. "I used the writer for this column, and also
same technique, just now, that I writer forSgt. Hanisee, who left re-
used on my shoes this morning. gently for ASTP and Aviation
They still look nice, don't they?" Cadet, respectively.
The WAC agreed enthusiastic- adet should hear some tall
ally. Purta hails from Schenec- stories soon hen Corporals Mc-
tady, N. Y., where he has been Gee and Hogenson return from
sadly missed at the school of tei tee d pss, these two
music since Uncle Sam whistled their three day pass, these two
musicsince Uncle Sam whistled popular lads make quite a pair.
at himn from Washington, Co Our company has a very fine
Just in from Washington, Cor- artist in the person of Corporal
compliments on the best-dressed Willard Lunte, his pencil sketches
contest. "Of course," he assured adorning the walls of our radio
the mystery girl, "I didn't ever room have caught the eye of all.
expcet to have you pick me. I Lunte can sketch accurate like-
don't look any better today than nesses of anyone from theSad
I ever do. A shave and a shine Sac o t He most well knownork
and a clean outfit is an everyday public figures. He is now work-
occurence with me." ing on one of General Marshall.
The Pitcairn, Pa., boy hasn't Corporal Kremin and Private
had a chance to look over Drew Hecht are now on the well known
Field WACs and Tampa glamor wagon. Hecht says his trouble
girls, as yet. An electric welder is the boys from the motor pool
in civilian life, Airgood is a and Kremin has a weaknessfor
mechanic in the 396th. picking on undersized MPs.
Has anyone noticed the smile
"Aw, you're kiddin' me!" on the face of Private Kause
exclaimed Pfc. Komula,* when lately? The reason is his pal,
the WAC asked for his photo- Al Oeltjen, has come back from
graph. "Imagine--callin' me detached service.
a smooth guy, just 'cause I We notice that well liked Serg-
shaveo this morning! I shave eant Big Stud Pittman, is getting
every morning, and not be- that middle aged bulge. Maybe
cause I want to look like a a few of those burpies that Senor
pretty boy, either. Looking Bogue advocates would help.
like a tramp never did any- It is rumored that Corporal
thing for anybody's morale, so Williams can carry 200 pounds
I do my best to please my lit- easily. If you don't believe it,
tie wife, by dolling all up. just ask Pernosky.
Silly, but she loves it." The regular writer of this col-
An Ontenagon, Michigan umn will soon be back from
man, Hank doesn't find that a spending a furlough in good old
career with Uncle Sam has al- Philly so Yours Truly will sign
tered his life very much. A off till then.
CPL. CLAIR AIRGOOD
Harding at Post
By SGT. H. B. BURLESON
First Sergeant Hollidayof
the 314th, is off on another
15-day furlough. First Ser-
geant Paul Harding is in the
driver's seat while our Top-
Kick is taking that much-
S/Sgt. Donald Utt is the
proud Papa of a boy. Con-
gratulations, Papa! Should
we say "Many more of
Pfc. George Grieco and a cer-
tain bland WAC in the files of
Personnel, are said to be that
way. At least the rumor is true
on George's part.
The Saturday inspection, con-
ducted by Captain Dole, was. on
the whole, very good. Captain
Dole made a few suggestions
which we could all heed.
Among the notables out in
the calesthenics program re-
cently have been: T/Sgt. Allen.
T/Sgt. Crump, S/Sgt. Stepp,
Sgt. Gold and some others.
Looks like Cpl. Fognano is
really getting the 314th boys on
The Base Statistical Office
seems to be the most unpopular
place on Drew Field these days,
since the new ration change has
come into effect. Lt. Scott, how-
ever, is still holding up his head,
and hopes to come through the
S/Sgt. William M. Miller, of
the Base Stat Office, is a stay-at-
home boy these days. The reason
is that he intends to take a fur-
lough soon and wants to be in
All enlisted men who plan to
eat Thanksgiving Day Dinner
on the Base, and with the 314th
Mess Hall especially, will prob-
ably have the following menu
before them: Roast Turkey with
dressing and gravy; cranberry
sauce; mashed potatoes; corn,
buttered peas; tomatoes and
lettuce; crisp celery; assorted
pickles; hot rolls; butter; pump-
kin pie; ice cream; coffee; ap-
ples, grapes; candy and nuts.
The added attraction of cigar-
ettes to each and every man
will also be featured. It has
been learned from reliable
sources that very nice breakfast
and supper menus are planned.
All men on duty Thanksgiving
Day, and those off duty, are
urged to attend.
At the request of Sgt. Carter,
our Mail Clerk, the following an-
nouncement is made: "If you want
your mail, fellows, for the love
of Pete, come to the mail room
and pick it up! This includes
papers, magazines, Yanks and
Can it be that our very own
Sgt. DeFelice is going to be a
groom? Rumor has it that he is
buying things for a civilian em-
ployee in Base Personnel. Ser-
geant Gold has been designated
Ring Bearer with T/Sgt. Allen as
Flower Girl. More developments
will be published as soon as avail-
PFC. HENRY KOMULA
PFC. DEL PURTA
Offers 2 Pinups
By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN, JR.
"GLORIA!" How does Pfc. Sid Egelberg, 2d Training
Battalion, rate this week's Bronx Bombshell pinup? If
Gloria doesn't send the Drew pinup wolves into a dive for
"Starlight Pool," then I'm a second cousin twice removed
from the Florida weatherman and his predictions. As one
of the personnel of this wing in headquarters just remarked,
"Great Caesar's Ghost! Where did you locate THAT 'pinup
Egelberg deserves all claim to Sgt. Morgan is hoping some
the "locating" of Gloria if WACs go AWOL. He'd be just
Sid. can "locate" Gloria, there is the man for such a detail. Ac-
no doubt that the "Locator Sec- cording to reliable source
tion" of this Headquarters needs (??????), Sgt. Aroesty took his
........... .. ... ....... wife to one of the "bit of a bit
never worry about losing 'any-
one! With the cry of the wolf,
I'll admit Sid is right at home
in "good ol' Bronx."
Technician Fifth Grade Jim
Read just previewed this week's
pinup, "Jean," what a wolf he's
become! Quoting Jim, "Glory!
Campaign awards! It has
been buck-slipped to this col-
umnist that we campaign for
all O's and EM who have
served on Drew for a period of
one year or more-be awarded
the Mosquito Bar with Sand-
Topsy Turvey Turnabouts:
There's a new angle to the story
about the farmer's daughter and
the traveling salesman. During
the duration it has become, the
farmer's "son" and the traveling
Trace this call: Sgt. Steen gets
into Hqs. punctually each morn-
ing at 0615 EWT. Friday morn-
ing some "sweet young thing"
called on the Special Service ex-
tension and upon answering the
phone, Sgt. Steen was staggered
with, "Good morning, Sgt. Steen,
it's six fifteen!" Can any of you
GIs tip me off as to what "sweet
young thing" is up at that time
of the morning?
Private John Halupa, 766th
SAW Co., is back from a fur-
lough to the hard coal regions
of Gilberton, Pa. "Ducktown"
dances and no points needed for
"rationable sugar" what
moral he hasn't been talking of
in his sleep.
Sergeant Larry Nannini
speaks of his Ybor City gal
quite often has a special
name for her heard him
call her "appendix" the other
evening. Could it be that she's
so expensive to take out?
They put a couple of MPs in
here now .1st Sgts. Herbert
Morgan and Hyman Aroesty. 1st
more exclusive" restaurants the
other evening. Upon request for
a menu, the waiter had a woeful
lament. "Sorry, Sgt., the rain
just washed it off the window!"
About the post-war education
plan great to see a 2d Train-
ing soldier, a Brooklyn man at
that, Pvt. Frank W. Brideson,
pass approval on the proposed
education facilities for a World
War II veteran. Plenty of us
agree with you, Frank. A higher
IQ will mean a lot!
Room and Board: Pfc. Charles
Harwood Jr. has been hospital-
ized for quite some time now.
Remembered hearing 'Pfc. Har-
wood remark upon the return
from his last furlough that ol'
Broadway isn't what an ol' tim-
er remembered it as. Just how
Harwood remembered it is what
we're going to have to track
WE LIKE MARJORIE
SNOW! Beautiful, isn't it?
(You answer that me? I'll
toss snow balls with Marjorie)
We give you the weather ex-
tremes of Florida bathing
suit pinup, and now the "White
Christmas" that Pvt. Pete Becsei,
Printing Dept., dreams of! There
may be icicles on the roof in the
background, but Steve claims
he'd melt that ice in Indiana.
Now that we've commented on
snow and icicles and all the time
you guys never even saw the
snow. Let's comment on Marjo-
rie. Snow ice skating ..
fireside and Marjorie .. Wolf
DREW FIELD ECHQES, THURSD,
WACs Visit Gulf Beaches, Also Find Muc
AT SUNSET BEACH Cpl. Adelaide Lockhart, Cpl. Enid
Wright and Pvt. Pat Reitz, from Drew Field, gather shells
on their day off. Sunset Beach was one of the several
visited by the girls that day. The WAC's have found that
the larger, shells make nice ash trays for day room and
EARLY MORNING found Cpl. Wright holding the rod
while Pvt. Reitz hauls in a four-pound fish. Cpl. Lockhart
beams on, holding her catch for the day. The fishing was
done at Madeira Beach.
THE AFTERNOON was spent in both outdoor and indoor
amusements. Corporal Wright on the left and Cpl. Lock-
hart on the right, take a lesson from Pvt. Reitz on how
NOT to shoot a Jap, with a machine-gun used strictly for
THE DAY over, the girls have dinner at the Sundown Club.
Thursday, Nov. 18
12:00 noon--Wives' luncheon,
607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. club
8:00 p.m.-Spanish class; Parish
night, 506 Madison; USO featured
dancing party weekly, 710 Harri-
son street (negro); dance on patio,
214 North boulevard.
Friday, Nov. 19
10:30 a.m.-Expectant mothers'
class, 607 Twiggs street.
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon.
6:00 p.m.-Fish fry, 821 South
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607
8:00 p.m.-Music and Sing-co-
pation; dance on patio, 506 Madi-
8:30 p.m.-Musical feature, 214
Saturday, Nov. 20
12:00 noon--Wives' luncheon,
607 Twiggs street.
8:30 p.m.-Hillbilly band; mu-
sical numbers, 506 Madison street;
dance, 214 North boulevard.
Sunday, Nov. 21
9:30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 506
9:30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607
11:00 a.m.-Breakfast, 821 South
3:00 p.m.-Symphony broadcast.
4:30 p.m.-Music study social
6:00 p.m.-Vesper service, 214
North boulevard; supper, 821 So.
7:00 p.m.-Club sing, 214 North
7:15 p.m.-"Let's discuss,"/ 607
8:00 p.m.-Forum, 214 North
Monday, Nov. 22
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon,
607 Twiggs street.
2:00 p.m.-Sewing class.
7:00 p.m.-Classical music.
8:00 p.m.-G a m e s; ning-pong
tournament, YMHA. Ross and
jNebraska streets; Debating Club
first and third weeks), 710 Har-
rison street (negro): Soanish class,
(second and fourth weeks), 710
Harrison street (negro).
8:30 p.m.- Sing-copation, 607
Twiggs street; special program,
214 North boulevard; Gym night,
ping-pong tournament. Bridge
club: dance to recordings, 506
Tuesday, Nov. 23
12:00 noon Wives' luncheon,
607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun.
8:00 p.m.-Party. Service Cen-
ter. 214 North boulevard: Photo
club (first and third weeks),
Dramatic class (second and fourth
8:30 p.m.-Community sing, 506
Madison street: Tynine class, 710
Harrison street (negro).
9:00 p.m.-- Ch s club, 214
9:30 p.m.-Educational movie;
Typina class, 710 F'-rison street.
Wednesday. Nov. 24
12:00 noon ~ves' luncheon,
607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.-Glee club practice.-
8:00 p.m.-Dance- 506 Madison
street; dance instruction, 607
Twiggs street: Snanish class, 710
Harrison street (negro).
8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, and
Camera club, 214 North boulevard.
WASHINGTON.-(CNS)-T h e
Army has initiated a conservation
program in a move to augment the
efforts of unit commanders to
conserve vital supplies and equip-
ment, the war department has
announced. Motto for the cam-
paign is, "You've got what it
takes, soldier; now take care of
what you've got."
Man Can't Remember
Why He Wore Bars
rested in the lobby of a local
hotel on a charge of illegally
wearing an Army captain's uni-
form, a 43-year-old man- ex-
plained that he "couldn't recall"
how he happened to be wear-
Thursday, Nov. 18
7:30 p.m.-Bridge tournament,
1008 Kay street.
8:00 p.m.-Chess and checker
tournaments, YMHA, Ross and
Nebraska avenues; party, Chris-
tian Service Center, Tampa and
Friday, Nov. 19
7:30 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field,
1008 Kay street( negro); table
games and dance instruction.
Saturday, Nov. 20
7:00 p.m.-Dance at'Elks' Club,
Florida and Madison.
7:30 p.m-S old i er s' chorus,
Christian Service Center, Tampa
and Florida streets.
8:00 p.m.-Open house, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska avenues.
Sunday, Nov. 21
1:00 p.m.-Open house, Tampa
and Tyler streets.
2:00 p.m.-Special guest hour,
710 Harrison street; Inter-social
Club; games, 506 Madison street.
5:00 p.m.-Navy Mothers' club,
305Y Water street.
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and re-
freshments, Florida and Tyler
streets, First Methodist Church.
6:00 p.m--Victory Vespers,
Christian Service Center, broad-
cast over WTSP.
7:00 p.m.-V e s p e r s service,
Men's Center, 1008 Kay street
8:00 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field
orchestra, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellow-
ship hour, Polk and Marion.
9:00 p.m.--Informal hour, Tam-
pa and Tyler streets.
Monday, Nov. 22
7:30 p.m.-Symphonic orchestra
practice, Tampa and Tyler streets.
8:00 p.m.-Ping-pong tourna-
ment, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska
avenues; dance, 1008 Kay street.
Tuesday, Nov. 23
6:30 p.m.-Victory girls' chorus,
1008 Kay street.
7:00 p.m. Tampa Chess Club,
8:00 p.m.-Bowling tournament,
YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Ave.
8:15 p.m.-D an c e, Municipal
Wednesday, Nov. 24
7:30 p.m.-Ping pong tourna-
ment, 1008 Kay street.
8:00 p.m.-Community sing,
YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Ave.
9:15 p.m.-Camera club and
bridge instruction, 214 North
RECREATION HALL No. 1
'Friday, Nov. 19, 8:15 p.m.-Nor-
man Kirkconnell Presents.
Saturday, Nov. 20. 8:15 p.m.-
USO Show (Blue Unit).
Sunday, Nov. 21, 8:15 p.m.-AW
Melody or The Laff Parade.
Monday, Nov. 22, 8:15 p.m.-
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 8:15 p.m.-
Marion Lohrig Presents Vodvil.
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 8:15 p.m.-
Thursday, Nov. 25, 8:15 p.m.-
Music, Mirth and Madness.
SERVICE CLUB No. 1
Friday, Nov. 19, 8:15 p.m.-
Saturday, Nov. 20, 8:30 p.m.-
Monday, Nov. 22, 8:15 p.m.-
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 8:15 p.m.-
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 8:15 p.m.-
Since Cpl. Mike Chihutsky and
Lou Markewize of Base Head-
quarters have returned from their
furlough, the blues seem to be
with them yet. Don't worry,
they'll get over it.
Lets hope that S/Sgt. Joie
Byrnes gets that intended fur-
lough this week, and meets his
little women. Lots of luck, Joe,
and when, may I ask, is the lucky
The tide has turned for Pfc.
Marlow, and dear Marlow is on
a rampage, his fingers are itching.
Don't worry, kid, there are many
more on the beach and you have
your pick. Keep your chin up.
,poAv'~ 864 I*4j7 r~r ikdy -'/L~
Information, 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.
Coffee and cookies. Laundry,
ironing and sewing facilities.
Bathhouse, suits and towels for
bathers. Showers, shaving and
naps. Dance instruction.
PIER CENTER, Municipal Pier.
Informal dancing. Game rooms,
pool table, writing rooms, lounges.
Dance instruction Wednesday.
USO CLUB, 433 Third strep
south. Writing room, pool, gamn
mailing service, sewing serviL-,
stationery, shaving service etc.
FRIDAY, NOV. 19
7:30 p.m. Special Party. Dance.
Orchestra. Piei Center.
7:30 p.m. The Music Hour. USO
SATURDAY, NOV. 20
1:00 p.m. Listen to football game.
7:00 p.m. Games, pool, ping-
pong, checkers, USO
8:00 p.m. Dance at Pier.
SUNDAY, NOV. 21
9:00 a.m. Coffee Hour, Sunday
papers. Home Center.
10:00 a.m. Leisure hour. USO
2:30 p.m. Tea Dance. Orchestra.
5:00 p.m. Canteen Supper. Home
5:00 p.m. Snack Supper. USO
7:00 p.m. Informal party. Sing.
Refreshments. P ier
7:00 p.m. Informal dancing. USO
MONDAY, NOV. 22
7:00 p.m. Game night. Ping-pong,
Lucky Star, ring toss,
quoits, etc. Pier Center.
7:30 p.m.. Dan c e instruction,
Ralph Case, instructor.
Learn the latest dance
'steps and dances. USO
8:30 p.m. Informal dancing. USO
TUESDAY, NOV. 23
7:30 p.m. Classical Recordings.
Games. Pier Center.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24
12:00 noon WIVES Club Lunch-
eon. Detroit Hotel.
SWives of all enlisted
men cordially invited.
7:30 p.m. Bingo. Prizes. Service
men's wives invited.
THURSDAY, NOV. 25
7:30 p.m. Games and informal
dancing. Pier Center.
8:00 p.m. Dick Spencer's orches-
tra. USO Club.
St. Petersburg Spa Pool open
to the public from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. The city recreation depart-
ment offers special rates to men
LOUNGE. 601 Cleveland (across
from the Capital Theater). Open
from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the
convenience of Service Men.
BEACH CENTER. Open Saj,
urday and Sunday from 10 a.n,
until 6 p.m. Open week days b~-
request. Directions may be ob-
tained at the Lounge.
DANCES: Wednesday nights
from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., and
Saturday nights from 8 p.m. until
11 p.m.-Municipal auditorium.
S-2 AWUTC Says
AY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
h Entertainment On Drew and In Tampa
*Main Bev. and
Clothing 2nd & Ave. F
Main Mdse. and Spec.
Order Dept. 2nd & Ave. F
ANo. 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
*NoT,. 1st & Ave. J
'*Nro.I 2nd & Ave. N
No. Flight Line
No. 15 WAC Area
3rd F. C. 3 F. C. Hq.
i Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence
,-Branches with Soda Foun-
tains or Beer Gardens.
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
1ow organization games, rhythmic
and special activities, 24 volley
;ba l.teams, basketball, softball
arid various others. Call 3050 or
3821-for daily schedules.
The First Baptist Church, La-
fayette and Plant Avenues, ex-
tends a hearty invitation to all
Drew Field Service men, to take
.advantage of its extensive, pro-
gram of service activities.
Under the direction of Rev-
erend Leavell, a six-invitation
program has been arranged as
Sunday, 9:45 A.M. Service
Men's Bible Class.
Sunday, 11 A.M. and 8 P.M.-
Prayer Service and Sermon.
Sunday, 6:45 P.M. Baptist
Sunday, 9 P.M. Social Get-
Thursday, 8 P.M. Recreation
All hours Welcome to our
Offer Free Beds
iThe 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 -\iVng Sarasota 7757. The
'blire_ is located at the corner
of "'W-iiington Blvd. and 9th
Street, in Sarasota.
:The Scottish Rite Building, 502
E. Lafayette, Tampa, houses a
free fifty-bed dormitory, re-
served for Service Men.
Porton to Play
'Bob Porton and his orchestra
will furnish the music for a
formal officers dance to be held
at the Elks Club, Florida Ave.
and Madison St., at 8:30 o'clock
tonight. Admission is free.
Knights of Columbus
,.IKnights of Columbus meetings
are held on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month.
father r Toomey, pastor of Sa-
cred 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.
In order to conserve paper, mimeographed theatre
schedules will no longer be distributed to your organiza-
tion. This listing of theatre programs, radio broadcasts, and
Drew Field entertainment schedules may be snipped from
the ECHOES and placed on the bulletin board of your or-
ganization for your convenience.
THEATERS 1 and 5
Riding High; Dorothy Lamour,
Dick Powell, Victor Moore-Sun.
and Mon., Nov. 21 and 22.
Guadalcanal Diary; Preston
Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Ben-
dix-Tues., Nov. 23.
Old Acquaintance: Bette Davis,
Gig Young, Marian Hopkins-
Wed. and Thurs., Nov. 24 and 25.
Gangway for Tomorrow; Margo,
Wally Brown, John Carradine-
Fri., Nov. 26.
*Theater No. 5 will open
Tuesday, Nov. 23., running con-
tinuously. Shows start 1, 3, 5,
7 and 9 p.m.
Theater No. 1 show starts at
6 and 8 p.m.
Theater No. 5 is located 'on
Fourth St. between F & H near
the main PX.
THEATERS 2 and 7
Guadalcanal Diary; Preston Fos-
ter, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix
-Sat. and Sun., Nov. 20 and 21.
Son of Dracula; Lon Chaney,
Louise Albritton-Mon., Nov. 22.
Thousands Cheer; K a t h r y n
Grayson, Gene Kelley, Kay Kyser
and orchestra-Tues. and Wed.,
Nov. 23 and 24.'
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House;
Jimmy Lydon, Charlie Smith;
Joan Mortimer; Gildersleeve on
Broadway; Harold Peary, Billie
Burke.-Thurs., Nov. 25.
Paris After Dark; George San-
ders, Brenda Marshall, Phillip
Dorn-Fri., Nov. 26.
Theater No. 2 shows at 6 and
Theater No. 7 (colored De-
Soto Area), 7 p.m.
THEATERS 3 and 4
Always a Bridesmaid; Andrew
Sisters, Grace McDonald, Patric
Knowles; The Seventh Victim;
Tom Conway, Kim Hunter, Jean
Brooks-Sat., Nov. 20.
Son of Dracula; Lon Chaney,'
Louise Albritton-Sun., Nov. 21.
Guadalcanal Diary; Preston
Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Ben-
dix-Mon., Nov. 22.
Riding High; Dorothy Lamour,
Dick Powell, Victor Moore-Tues.
and Wed., Nov. 23 and 24.
Thousands Cheer; K a t hryn
Grayson, Gene Kelley, Kay Kyser
and orchestra-Thurs., Nov. 25.
Old Acquaintance: Bette Davis,
Gig Young, Miriam Hopkins-Fri.
and Sat., Nov. 26 and 27.
Theater No. 3 shows at 7 and
Theater No. 4 shows at 6 and
DIRECT CONTACT with the
Drew Field Fire Department
is made as soon as you open
this alarm box door and
pick up the phone. The red
alarms were placed this
week around the field. Offi-
cials urged soldiers, when
sounding a fire alarm to
give type of fire, name and
organization, and to wait at
the box until the fire truck
THEATERS 6 and 8
Never a Dull Moment; Ritz
Brot .ers, Frances Langford, Mary
Beth Hughes-Sat., Nov. 20.
Thousands Cheer; K a t h r y n
Grayson, Gene Kelley, Kay Kyser
and orchestra-Sun. and Mon.,
Nov. 21 and 22.
He..ry Aldrich Haunts a House;
Jimmy Lydon, Charlie Smith, Joan
Mortimer; Gildersleeve on Broad-
way; Harold Peary, Billie Burke
-Tues., Nov. 23.
Guadalcanal Diary; P r e ston
Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Ben-
dix, Wed., Nov. 24.
Riding High; Dorothy Lamour,
Dick Powell, Victor Moore-
Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 25 and 26.
Theater No. 6 opens Wednes-
day, Nov. 24, 1943. Two shows
nightly at 7 and 9 p.m.
Theater No. 8 one show night-
ly, 8 p.m. (Colored West Area).
Theater No. 6 is located on
N Ave. near Tenth St.
Enlisted Men of
4th SAW Save
With the reputation of the bat-
talion at stake after the 4th
Training Officers had dropped a
close game in the morning, the
enlisted men's soft ball team
came through easily behind the
hurling of Sergeant Dype to de-
feat the 584th, Saturday after-
noon. The final score was 6-3.
The winners got off to an early
lead in the first inning, scoring
four runs in a fat rally that feat-
ured a round of timely blows, in-
cluding left fielder Snow's double
with a man on. The other two tal-
lies came in the last inning, as
Noltner, the 584th's curve artist,
showed signs of weakening. ,
The 584th's big stanza was the
fourth when they combined a
Texas-league safety, an error at
second, an overthrow at first, and
an infield single to produce a
couple of runs. For thp rest of the
time, Dype had the situation well
Besides the two pitchers, who
both performed creditably, spec-
ial commendation goes to Sgt.
Kaish of the 4th and Pillilierre of
the 584th. The former turned in
a fine defensive game back of the
plate and the 584th third base-
man came up with two or three
stops and throws which were
In Rescue Work
Keeps 'Em Flying
One of the best morale builders
among the American fighting
forces is the effort with which
each soldier, sailor or marine
tries to assure the personal safety
of his buddies.
This morale factor is also a
strong point with our Allies, as
evidenced by the following inci-
dent reported by the British:
A fighter pilot returning from
the target had engine trouble over
the English Channel, and had to
bail out. The sea was rough and
the weather bad, yet before he
was finally picked up, 173 flights
were sent out to look for him,
Though an additional plane and
pilot were lost in the rescue ef-
forts, authorities considered it
worthwhile-not because the one
pilot was saved, but because of
the morale factor.
Monday through Saturday, 7:05
A.M. WFLA "D r ew Field
Thursday, 10:35 A.M. WDAE
-69th Army Air Force Band.
Thursday, 8:30 P.M. WDAE-
"This Is NOT The Army."
Saturday, 7:30 P.M. WFLA-
"Wings and Flashes."
Sunday, 12:45 noon WFLA -
"Drew Field Echoes."
WAC SCULPTRESS Pfc. Dorothy Nordeen doesn't have
time to visit beaches and entertainment spots on her day
off. She's found a happy hobby to pursue at the Base
Hobby Shop, located on A St. between 4th and 5th. If
you'd like to dip your hands into clay, swish a brush full
of tempera or oil, or do a little wood-working, you'll find
it a pleasant spot to put in off-duty time.
.:., ..? ,.I N .
WAR MARRIAGE pro and con was discussed when the pho-
tographer dropped in at the weekly Sunday evening round
table program held at the Twigg Street USO. Above are
soldiers and hostesses talking over the question. Each Sun-
day topics are brought up for debate and Drew soldiers are
invited to attend this popular affair. Time is 7:30 P.M.
QUIET COMFORT of the attractive officers' lounge at the
Elks Club is enjoyed by Major David Stephenson as he
thumbs through a photograph album, aided by Mrs. Betty
Wertz, Elks Club hostess. The lounge, recently opened on
the first floor of the clubhouse, is located at Marion and
Florida streets, just north of the Tampa Terrace Hotel. Of-
ficers and their guests are invited to attend dances, held
every other Thursday evening.
AW Busy On
AWUTC was well represented
at the Armistice Day programs
and parades held in the Tampa
During the Tampa parade last
Thursday morning, Col. R. W. Mc-
Namee and Capt. W. W. Maas
were among the officers on the
reviewing stand, and the 465th
AAF Band marched in the parade,
with Mrs. Mildred Cerny, wife
of one of the bandsmen, as drum
On Thursday afternoon, units
of the 6th Training Battalion par-
ticipated in the parade and Bra-
denton, and Brig. Gen. Stephen
H. Sherrill and Col. Peter W.
Shunk attended, with the gen-
eral giving the principal address
of the day.
M% I -
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
EXTENSIVE RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP training is underway
among Base units at Drew with 180 men scheduled to finish
the three-weeks course under the direction of Base S-3's
Captain A. W. Lewis. The course takes 54 hours and in-
cludes two days of range fire. Beginning November 30,
another 180 soldiers and officers will begin classes. M/Sgt.
Paul-J. Harding is chief instructor. Captain Lewis empha-
sized the importance of rifle-practice, pointing out that
many soldiers had not been given this training, although
they were non-commissioned officers. Above Sergeant
Garnett A. Linhass instructs Cpl. Frank G. Starling on the
correct method of firing a rifle.
1ST SAW SHUFFLES
By T/5 JACKSON K. STEWART
Thursday, Nov. 11, will be long remembered by GI's
of the First SAW. It was a momentous occasion.
The day dawned cold and bleak, but' the first streak
of dawn found your reporter slipping hurriedly from his
blankets for breakfast. It was the long-awaited event. Steel
trays were being used for the
at Kitchen 23!
And the celebration was re-
plete. After the first tray-served
meal, columns of soldiers from
this battalion paraded in review
on the drill field before their
drill sergeants, clad in the tra-
ditional dress for the occasion-
fatigues. And, an honored few,
who were chosen to remain with
the sacred trays, caressed them
gently in the kitchen while
And everyone thought there
was nothing new under the sun;
Time was when a" soldier
said to his buddy: "Meet me
at 23," it could have been 23rd
Street in Tampa, 2300 o'clock
at Silly Solly's, or any number
of 23,000 other places. Not so
now. "Club 23," as they call
the First Battalion mess hall,
is not one of the best on the
post-it IS the best, according
to soldiers here, and our cul-
inary top-kick S/Sgt Johnny
Weitzel, has reason to push out
Word comes to us of another
GI innovation: A triple-deck
sleeper recently produced by
Pullman for the Army. See what
AND SAY, CHIEF: What's
this idea of sending one of your
reporters to interview another
of your reporters That Pfc.
WAC threw us off the beam with
her beaming smile.
APPRECIATION: Thanks to
Headquarters Co., 501st, for that
daily evening serenade of popu-
lar music with the new P. A.
system, but has the announcer
got stage fright? Imagine reveille
at 5:15 in the afternoon!
NOW IT CAN BE TOLD
DEPT.: Cpl. Robert Wester (of
the Tennessee Ridge-Running
Westers) and his trip to Holly-
wood. It really wasn't his fault
he was AWOL T/5 Max
Lurie ahd his Chicago love af-
fair. Those are gorgeous pin-
ups she sent you, Lurie .
Sgt. Joe Dunn's terrific tan can
mean only one thing: he's a
member of the Clearwater
Castaways Club now. S/Sgt.
Tony Colini finally summoned
up the nerve to pop that certain
query, and she said "yes" and
they both said "I do" .. 1/Sgt.
Frank Capozzi should campaign
for that "best-dressed GI" honor
with his new tin-top and other
field gear Sgt. Joe
("Porky") Kalenik, called the
first time to replace messkits
"Father of His Company"
(Headquarters Co., 501st) be-
cause he's first in war, first in
peace, and FIRST IN THE
Congrats to: T/4 John Amati,
formerly with the First SAW BM
Post Office, now with 'the Sub-
Base mail-movers and Pfc.
Tony Zanicola on his new career
in GI medicine.
S/Sgt. Robert Daley is the most
popular non-com in the whole
battalion. And you know the rea-
son: he's the non-com in charge
of furloughs. S/Sgt. Bill Cannon
wears the same lucky shoes in the
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advantage of the shelter during
the early afternoon survey-a
slack -time for enlisted men de-
siring a lift-they were all picked
up within a few minutes after
During the period the ECHOES
reporter spent at the shelter bear-
ing the sign "Tampa," on Avenue
B, opposite the hospital, it was
noted that among those who of-
fered him a ride was a first lieu-
tenant whose car already held
five passengers. Other offers
came from a major, a chauffeur-
driven staff car, a Jeep with a
first lieutenant, one civilian and
two enlisted men.
Men hopeful of a lift into town
are urged to make use of the con-
veniently located booths.
Here are the locations:
Two on Avenue B, opposite the
hospital. One is for men looking
for transportation to St. Peters-
burg (the other for those seeking
rides to Tampa.
One on the south side of Co-
lumbus drive, about 100 yards
inside the southeast gate.
One on East First street, just
south of Avenue A, for use of
those going to Clearwater.
One on Hillsborough avenue at
Tenth street. This is the only
share-a-ride booth off the post.
It is for Tampa-bound soldiers.
"To Clearwater" signs have
been put up on the north side of
Hillsborough avenue at Tenth
street and at First street. At
First street and Hillsborough ave-
nue there also is a "To Tampa"
570th AW Finds
Has Good Points
A new kind of life was in store
for personnel of the 570th when
the unit moved out to the range
on bivouac. By Monday noon all
personnel were at the bivouac
area, and the job of setting up a
camp was in full swing.
Everyone had a job to do and
some had several jobs. To some
it was a new experience and to
others it was old stuff. The good
old Florida weather greeted us
with the coldest days of the year
just to add zest to the whole
Remindful of Armistice Day,
the 570th observed the day with
an appropriate ceremony. Col.
Kunz, Commanding Officer of the
2nd Signal AW Training Battalion
delivered a short talk to the men
of the 570th in which he told of
the "Noise of Silence" on the
Western Front in World War I.
He pointed out that 25 years
ago, other men had 'fought for the
"right to live as free men," and
that now we are fighting for the
same right. Many of the men
addressed, he stated, would be
present to hear the silence when
this war is brought to a successful
Retreat and the Call to the Col-
ors were sounded by bugler David
Ambrose. In honor of the men
who fought and died in the last
war, taps were sounded. The bat-
talion then passed in review for
Colonel Kunz. Being mindful of
the day and inspired by the
talk by Colonel Kunz, the unit
marched as fine as this reporter
has ever seen.
Life in bivouac ran smoothly.
Every effort was bent to insure
a real military camp. If there
wasn't any "rest for the weary"
we at least had relaxation and
excellent entertainment in the
form of of the AW Special Serv-
ices Show. The show was headed
by Sgt. Johnson and including
Joy Hutton, singer and dancer,
Jules Getlin, impersonator, Allen
Conklin, guitar, and Nick Carrano
and Harold Schmitt, The show
was good and was appreciated by
a large audience. Those of you
who have not seen Joy Hutton
have missed something.
The men have made inquiry as
to a return engagement only to
learn that this is impossible since
Miss Hutton has gone to Miami
to charm the patrons of the Drum
12 Full Ounces
Of Cola and Girl
By CPL. WILLIAM SCHWARTZ
Next week we hope to be going up North where it's
warm. Our New York correspondent won't believe we're
writing this column with our mackinaw buttoned tight.
They probably expect us to arrive looking like Johnny
We will try to find another York lingo after having listened
illiterati in the 2d reporting, to Winnie Lindner's Texan drawl
503 SAW to sub for us, but if although we now understand
the hunt is unsuccessful we'll air- what he says.
mail a column from New York "We'll be hoping that our rail-
about our furlough doings. After road companion will pull a
that lecture we receive prior to Nieciecki and not talk to us be-
departure, our editor can rest as- cause we'll want every minute
sured all of the column will be to drink in this lovely southern
printable, landscape. Our. distorted sense of
As we board the Meteor, there perspection favors the horizontal.
will be one beautiful vision that If anybody thinks that last sen-
won't leave us-Sergeant Feld-. tence has a double entendre, he's
man and a WAC at the Pepsi- evil mfided.
Cola fountain playing 12 full -We will certainly miss Cor-
ounces worth of Romeo and poral Blood's midnight yodeling,
Juliet. but we may run into a schizo-
phrenic who will be entertaining
DOUBLE BRUSH too.
We will also recall those lush We'll be weighing the truth of
candy shelves at the, PX be- a "tip" given to us by an S-2
cause we have heard there will Corporal and I quote: "Sergeant
be no 'exciting Nestle Crunches Weinberg went night-clubing
in the world outside. Think how both nights the circus was here
our relatives will marvel when with Mrs. Gargantua." Even the
we tell them about butter, lady's fascinating husband could
brushed on both sides. not stand that kind of competi-
We will be a little disap- tion-if its' true of course.
pointed that Sergeant William When the Meteor hits home
Brown (-3) could not arrange we'll be a little dazed to find
his furlough with ours be- New York is only 1,200 miles
cause he is quite a sport. Just from Drew and not a million.
ask him about that expensive We'll take a few deep breaths
spree in Bradenton. There were of congested 33rd Street air and
60 precious dollars involved, hate to exhale them.
We will regret that Sergeant We'll probably run into Mr.
Bill Lacey (Range Section) is Riekert rushing from the Long
not coming along too. He could Island track work-bound, and
scare hell out of our pernici- I'll bet he asks, "Why don't you
ously anemic friends. You must look like Johnny Weissmuller?"
have heard the sergeant spiel (If you read the first paragraph
like Humphrey Bogart on the as you should have, you would
range. You should have heard be laughing now).
him talk before he sent that We'll board the Seventh Ave-
coupon to Charles Atlas. nue Express and be on edge
We'll probably be chuckling at until we get to our station.
the recollection of Sergeant Tilli- We'll surprise the family and
son sitting on the boys in the immediately show mom how to
company area so they would get make beds.
into the right position for target If there are any additional lit-
practice. When he sat on T/5 tie cousins at home-and we
Milligan, the T/5 hatched. It's an know there must be because
old Georgia trick the sergeant we're a very progenitive line-
knows, we'll be sure to give the parents
We'll be anticipating New Lieutenant Brandt's sound advice:
569TH SHOOTS NEWS
Some of the old-timers of the 569th are beginning to
trickle back into the battalion, and for those of us who have
known them since way back when, the familiar faces looked
Sergeant Harry Kneipp is back day. That three-day pass
in our armory, handling the 45's helped him a lot to recover from
and 30 calibers with his usual the furlough blues acquired on
skill. Back with him is Pfc. Ru- his way back from the north-
dolph J. Kurucz, 2nd Reporting ern provinces recently. T/5
Company's contribution to the James Liddell was likewise the
battalion armory. Two T/4's, sad sack on getting back to the
Bob Quarles and Bill Riddle, are salt mines after briefly breath-
back to string our wires in the ing Buffalo air. We know how
old familiar fashion. And after it feels, boys.
making a grand tour of several NOTE ON MASCOTS
outfits on the field, Art Rye at
present writing is on +he brink Blondie and Dagwood have
of the battalion waiting for some- alle o ne and now accom-
thing official to say "now." pany the Battalion to the obstacle
course and calisthenics. The or-
Two new fathers in the 569th! der came through that nobody
Sgt. Jim Luz, his eyes aglow, w to remain in the orderly
goes around telling everybody rooms during these sessions. And
who are Blondie and Dagwood to
that it's an eight-pound boy. disobey an order. Two tiny ex-
Likewise it's a boy for Tech. ceptions are being made in the
Sgt. and -Mrs. Seth Robinson, cases of Cookie and Alexander,
so everybody takes this public Dagwood's exemptions-born-too-
late. They are being allowed to
opportunity to express their romp out of cadence in the supply
congratulations to the fathers, room. Blondie's unhappy girl
the sons and the battalion. We'll friend, "WAC," is occasionally
take a bow and a cigar! present at the ceremony.
Maybe 2nd Reportings orderly
room takes a lot of kidding for Offiers Hear
the interior decorations, but so
what, they ask. "We notice a lot E W
more people like to just hang alor E. ynne
around in these pleasant sur-
roundings" says First Sgt. Lou
Vidovich. Yes, the orderly room Major Edward P. Wynne, who
now has drapes on the windows, recently returned from the Aleu-
paint on he tables, and yellow tians where he had served as as-
blotters waiting to be bought.
blotters waiting to be bought. sistant signal officer of a fighter
Who's paying ,for the blotters? AWUTC o
command, addressed AWUTC of-
Attention, reporting com-
panis! Headquarters and Plot- ficers at Theater No. 3 on Mon-
ting company has got a great day afternoon. He told of the
idea for Saturday inspections operation of aircraft warning and
three-day passes to the 10 other defense measures, and
best-dressed men. T/5 Jim stressed the living and working
Fraker did all right last Satur- conditions in the North Pacific.
"Never pick up your baby unless
he's smiling." The lieutenant had
been looking damp until he
learned this "Confucius Say."
We'll telephone Ethel and Shir-
ley for a date one night. We usu-
ally go out in three's because your
correspondent always runs short.
It will probably be Thanksgiving
Eve when the girls prove to me
what free-spenders they are-
and we'll make it a special point
to toast to you guys for a HAPPY
For the first time in months
small quotas for the next three
classes in Engineering OCS have
been allotted Third Air Force.
Applicants for Engineering Of-
ficer Candidates must have the
same general qualifications re-
quired by other Officer Candidate
schools and they must have prac-
tical experience, or college train-
ing, in engineering.
There is no reason to believe
that this announcement will be
followed by increased quotas in
other Officer Candidate schools,
the Base Schools Office said.
Laff Show Misses
Illness caused the postpone-
ment of T/5 "Rajah".Bergman's
appearance as master of cere-
monies at the AW Laff Parade
last Sunday night.
If the "Rajah" sufficiently re-
covers, he will be on this week's
program, starting at 8:15 p.m. in
Rec Hall No. 1. The program will
feature comedians, singers, danc-
ers and Jack Sarty's dance band.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
(Authors Note: The reason for the absence of this column for
the past two weeks can easily be explained. Pvt. Mustygoolp
Vitfit el Pazzbelch, in trying to find his way to Shangri-La, the land
of the beautiful blondes, fell into a pit of slow sand from which
he has just been extricated. If this had been a pit of quick sand
there would have been no more Pazzbelch. He can now count
to three, by the way.)
And now to direct this unruly Pazzbelch further along the road
to Shangri-La. After eluding this pit of slow sand you will come
to this fellow selling talking books (those books that read to you
themselvess, thus saving you the trouble of reading them) you will
.,P, this fellow by the name of John Crazy come running down the
._ad. This fellow will run up to you and say: "I'm Crazy, who are
you?" Have no truck with this character as he is a relative of this
Mongarian racketeer who sells mail-order haircuts. He says all
you have to do is to mail him a quarter and he will send you a
haircut. If you send him the quarter before last Sunday he will
promise to mail you a shave for free. I firmly believe John Crazy
Then you will come to a tremendous conflagration on the
road. It seems that Col. Smilp, Rodney von Gackle, John Fut de
Boomstaff, Gangvelp and his 19 sisters, Roger, the Green Baboon,
Homely Harry, Tilda, Swamp No. 7, Goolface Hank, Acting-
Moron Gank and Bullface Scragsnapple had met on the road for
their annual board (or plank) of directors meeting to discuss the
roper fee for Silly Solly's and fell to fighting a breaded bread
sandwich. Also there will be several howling dogs in the vicinity
selling zoot suits.
Somewhere -in the melee they will undoubtedly throw Silly
Solly into a Silo and fling several geese after him. Just then the
Singing Monster will try to get into the fight with three varlets
out of their right minds who will be looking for their left minds.
At this point you must beware of the worst stool pigeon in
Mongaria, a guy by the name of Class. Class is that guy who will
always tell. Catch on? If not, see me tonight at Silly Solly's
and bring my fee.
So this guy Class probably will settle this herculean struggle
by distributing his special Hoolpootch sandwiches, which are made
out of one part hardwood floors, three parts canned sleep and sev-
eral three-day passes. After all this Silly Solly will come slugging
wildly out of the melee and yelling: "Leave me out of this or throw
me back into the silo slow sand. Who'll buy my violets?"
So get out of this ruckus, Pazzbelch, and get on up the road.
But try to elude a fellow with blue feet who will try to shake
hands with you. This fellow is a diabolical joker in that he can
unattach his right ear, hold it in his hand and then laugh like
Tilda's puppy when you open your hand and find that you have
his right ear in it. Circumvent the blue feet one.
Then if you run around this floating mountain you might be
able to elude this fellow who is selling doors from door to door.
He will have seven hundred doors strapped to his back and prac-
tically force you to buy one. Tell him that you are just after saving
a hunched back old woman who is being chased by a blind mon-
goose and for him to come back tomorrow.
Now, after not buying some doors you might have to go to a
court presentation as a guest of the King of Mongaria and have to
buy some meatballs. This Mongarian king, by the name of King
Broadface, will introduce you to Lady Epplebomb. Lady Epple-
bomb is pretty much of a snob and wears a moldy bathrobe for a
robe. I'll never forget when I was first presented to her. Justias
I approached her I had a sudden, size-twelve urge to blow my nose.
This I did, but blew my nose into a hole in the handkerchief. Lady
Epplebomb snorted in disgust and spat: "Well, I never- the
while stumbling over a sack of second hand oatmeal while walk-
All this time, if you must go to this court presentation, King
Broadface will be standing meekly with his overcoat pockets
filled with meatballs which he will be trying to sell to his serfs,
and all the while lurking in the back, fore and front ground will
be Silly Solly who will be waiting for his fee which the Mon-
garian king has owed him since next Wednesday on the far side
of the Bildock plains. But you get the idea. For music they have
a court musician who continually plays the "Flight of the Bumble
Bee" on a piano which has only one key. This gets pretty mon-
otonous after awhile.
I must get over to Swamp number seven now to see a man who
is selling sleet storms by the pound and charges no ration points.
Keep punching and tell Lady Epplebomb that I finally found a
handkerchief without a hole in it.
,501ST SAW WRITER
KNOWS HIS POETRY
By CPL. JIM KILLINGSWORTH
After an extended layoff, which included an out-of-
this-world furlough in the old home state, California, and
a wonderful albeit hasty trip via Dodge from Los Angeles
to Tampa, accompanied by Mrs. K., we're back in the fold.
And at the moment we cannot think of a more appropriate
way of starting a column than presenting a pertinent bit of
THE SEVEN WONDERS OF signia, which was officially ap-
THE MODERN SOLDIER proved by Washington last June.
onder when I' get a pro- New Beau Brummell of 501st
Wonder if I'll get a furlough is none other than shy, quiet
Wonder if I' et a furlough Russ ("I'm from Seattle") Holt,
potionderwht we'll have to he having been selected by The
Wonder what we'll have to Echoes' official WAC investiga-
Wonder if we'll have retreat? tor last week. After the excite-
Wonder if I'll get a pass? ment and flashing of bulbs had
Wonder about my little lass? subsided, Russ, who is a Corporal,
Wonder, last but least.., remembered that he was wear-
When we'll have that lasting ing a shirt sans stripes and in-
Peace? signia. So quick-like he grabbed
Cpl. Frank H. Richardson a phone, called Echoes, they said
"okay," and the picture appears
Incidentally, Frank has other in last Friday's issue with the
talents he is the lad who following underline: "Pfc. Russell
designed the 501st Regimental in- Hold."
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.
Book 3 brown G. H. J and K
valid, all expire December 4. L
valid November 21; M, November
28; N. December 5; P, December
12; all expire January 1.
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
accepted only on mail orders.
Old book has expired; new
No. 8-A valid.
render the salute when
you are with a lady? IGGY
doesn't, but don't be like
IGGY. You should salute, re-
gardless of the status of your
'Just on Paper'
Claims 1st SAW
By CPL. BERNARD LEVINE
We're still expanding by leaps and bounds here in
headquarters, First SAW Battalion. Desks are being pushed
into empty spaces, and more new faces are seen. Things
are really humming and the work is going out with the
highest peak of quantity as well as quality maintained.
S/Sgt Bill Firke (The General)
is back from his furlough, and of the week, is the good Ser-
with much hair pullingeant Bearup, supply sergeant of
with much hair pulling (what Headquarters Company. There's
hair), and great ado, he has the a fellow it's a pleasure to do
service record situation well in business with. He's always
hand. cheerful no matter what he's
doing, and his pleasant person-
WORRIED MAN ality, and smiles, are known to
Corporal Meyer Kohn is now all. Sgt. Bearup we salute you.
on his furlough, and writes there The best dressed GI of the
is nothing like it. A little inci-week is Pfc Baker. Spic & span
dent that took place before he left 4Baker we call him, and anybody
is worth mentioning. The men inwould be ashamed to be sloppy
his department told him they had around him because of the great
written a letter to his girl telling contrast it would make.
her of his escapades with the
Since Kohn had not received a Answers-to
letter from his girl for several
days, he was really sweating. The 0BB HAWK'S
long awaited letter arrived, and VN
Kohn left on his furlough in ANKWIZ
peace. 1. Depths in water.
Pfc Gonsalves' face is a study 2. CWACS-Canadian Women's
in mingled expressions. He's Army Corps.
very happy to know his fur- 3. Seven inches. (The eraser
lough is just around the corner, adds anywhere from /4 to 1 inch
but is worried about the thou- to the length of the pencil.)
sand things that might come up 4. 71 days.
to prevent it. We hope you 5. No. This is a popular fal-
make it Tony. Florida's loss is lacy.
going to be California's gain. 6. It is the hip bone or the
gong to be anklebone.
We saw a beautiful sight when 7. It makes no difference,
we spied S/Sgt Daly & T/Sgt
Klishinski walking with their 8. Scones: a kind of square tea
wives in true lover's fashion in the cake; rich baking powder bis-
outskirts of town. They were cult; also a kind of broad bonnet
strolling along with their arms resembling a barley scone worn
around each other and it's very by lowland Scots.
heartening to see such deep de- Pompano: Fish.
votion after long marriage. Baba au rhum: Rum soaked
Corporal Duke who got a CDD cake.
some time ago hasn't forgotten 9. Mr. John Smith and Mrs.
us. We receive letters from him Betty Smith is legally correct.
regularly, and he's a faithful Otherwise, in case of divorce'
reader of this column. We won't and remarriage, the ownership of
forget you either Duke, you're a the bonds could be contested.
swell guy. *
swell guy. 10. The heat makes them ex-
Man of the week dept.: pand in length. They contract
Everybody's choice for the man in winter.
903d Pair Goggle Miami
CPL. A. ALLAN HARLAN
Last weekend T/Sgt. Harold B. Stricker and T/5 Wil-
liam Cohen buzzed down to Miami to see the tall buildings
and water. Stricker had never been in this colorful me-
tropolis, but happily, friend Cohen had "connections."
It seems they connected satisfactorily in the little mat-
ter of pre-arranged, luxurious hotel accommodations,, liquid
nourishment and sight seeing .
Yes, Cohen's friends really gave In fact, they are looking for-
the boys everything from a di- ward to the time when the officers
gestive workout to a track meet. will challenge them to a game.
To make it short, they hit all the (Come on, boys, let's get up a
high spots at hurricane velocity. team and really show them how
Harold B. saw lots of new items to play!) S/Sgt. Cabanne, re-
and articles heretofore unknown, porting.
while Cohen relaxed over a glass The Army gave T/5 Robert
with his former New York bud- Lowder a partial plate of shin-
dies who had "made it down." ing new teeth. As is customary,
Bob was having trouble with the
MEETS WINCHELL suction cups, so he wore the teeth
One friend in particular he only when forced, keeping them
met was Walter Winchell. They snugly wrapped in a special white
also saw Al Jolson and Joe E. hanky packed away in a hip
Brown, who has returned from pocket. On this occasion he went
an overseas engagement with to the mess hall in a shudder,
camp shows. and as he sat down wondering
how to tackle the mess a giant
Stricker was worn out from sneeze overcame him. He dived
walking around in museums for just any handkerchief in the
that were supposed to be homes. emergency.
Cohen, suffered from acid-indi- HE OR W
gestion and at one time insisted WHERE O WHERE?
that he saw mermaids in the This over, he went back into
ocean. the line for another slice of bread.
Next morning at 7 a.m., Har-
old .had the audacity to pull
him out of bed to take exercises
and a shower. Notwithstanding
this incident, the boys had a
superb trip. They praise Miami.
As time draws close to the
finale, the officers' volleyball
games are more closely fought
than ever. After three weeks of
playing, the score still see-saws
with neither side ever being much
in the lead. The players are
versatile at the game (at times),
and have attracted attention from
the enlisted men.
Returning to the table he fum-
bled for the china clippers, but
where were they? Bob then began
a frantic search for "those damn
Someone two tables away called
his attention to a miscellaneous
se they weren't using. Yes, Low-
der's teeth had flown or crawled
that distance when he yanked out
the handkerchief in an emer-
gency sneeze. What a man!
Orchids to Mrs. Millett from
the QM boys, for the gracious
sharing of her car with them to
and from work Back on the
scene again is Cpl. Alfred C. Mc-
Afee Sr. Welcome home Cpl!
S. The only one to return from
furlough this week is T/5 James
Albie Burns, gentleman from In-
diana. Evansville is his home
He said it was snowing when
he left the famous state. Burns
spent most of his time hunting,
bagging his quota of rabbits (10)
and other game.
Hello, Everyone! This is Pfc.
Edward Donahue bringing to
you the latest on that hard
fighting' football team of the
903rd. We lost a heart-breaker
last Monday night to the 314th
Avn. Cadets. The score was
6 to 0. Both teams played great
defensive football. The 903rd
pulled off some beautiful passes
with our famous one-two
punch; Niedbalski to Kissenger
and Niedbalski to Garlonsky.
The game was a toss up un-
til the third quarter when the
903rd was given the ball on the
314th five-yard line. In the
previous play an interference
was called and a 15-yard pen-
alty to that.
Here, however, the aerial at-
tack of our footballers stopped
and we missed what looked like
a sure score. Late in the fourth
period the 314th intercepted one
of our passes and scored the
game's only touchdown. They
missed the point after touchdown.
Outstanding players in this
game were Kissenger, Niedbalski,
Bowie, Buddy, Bobinski and Gar-
Your sports reporter would like
to take the opportunity to say
that some fine football is being
played by your team. How about
getting out for the next game,
backing your Quartermaster team
with rousing cheers and support?
They are doing a great job and
deserve your attention.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
Letter fo ECHOES Editor
Got This Charming Result
WAITING FOR HER SOLDIER, Pfc. Mario Bodillo of the
756th SAW Co., is Miss Gloria Cooper, 19-year-old secretary
from Goodyear, Conn. Blue eyed, blonde, Miss Cooper is
the first "soldier's sweetheart" whose photograph has been
submitted by her swain for ECHOES publication. (Don't
worry, Mario, we'll return your photo, after publication!)
Status of Class A
SBond Money Explained
The ECHOES received a letter from a sergeant
who wanted to know the status on money he and
other GIs had allotted for war bonds under the old
Class A pay reservation. Our correspondent said many
men had not had enough pay reserved to purchase a
bond and that the money had not been returned. The
ECHOES turned the letter over to Capt. E. B. Dailey,
Base war bond officer, whose explanation follows:
"Everything said by the sergeant concerning delay in re-
ceiving war bonds purchased under the old Class A pay reser-
vation is true. Also the matter of refunding the odd balances
due soldiers from former pay reservations has been very slow.
"This answer is not written in any way except to at-
tempt to explain what the Finance Department has been up
"You will recall when the war started it was thought that
if the U. S. had an army of 2,000,000, or 3,000,000 men it
would be adequate. The war bond division was activated on
the basis that at least 1,000,000 men would apply for pay reser-
vations for bonds.
ARMY EXPANDS GREATLY-
"Instead of this happening, our army grew to more than
double the anticipated size. Class A reservations poured into
the Finance Office in unprecedented number. You can readily
see what happened. The office personnel was swamped from
the very start.
"Now we must understand the pay reservation plan and
why it was changed 4to an -allotment plan. A copy of each pay-
roll from every military organization from each Post through-
out the country had to be tabulated by the bond division to
determine the amounts of the various reservations.
"The bond division did not get the copies of the payroll
until the Finance Department, the Office of Dependency Bene-
fits, and the Veterans Administration had received their allot-
ments. This was delay.
SNEW CLASS B SYSTEM
"Finally, after much study, the war bond division was
moved to Chicago. Additional personnel was hired and trained.
New machines were purchased, and the old pay reservation
plan was scrapped for the Class B allotment system.
"Bonds purchased under this system were delivered to
the buyer 15 days after purchase, and as the sergeant testified
in his letter, bonds are now being received on time.
"At present all local finance, officers are issuing bonds
and refunding old balances to civilians who purchased on Class
A pay reservations. When this is completed work will be started
on refunding amounts to soldiers.
"No one need fear about eventually receiving his bonds.
The bonds will bear a date as of their purchase, so no interest
will be lost."
I .:a^i:fZ ar-2mam:ss ::wfA^ ^.5:^i h
Harris of 59th
In Physical Test
By CPL. ALBERT KAALUND
The Brooklyn Doughboy,
now of the 59th, was awak-
ened from his peaceful slum-
ber one morning last week
by the well known call to
reveille. It was quite co-o-old,
very cold outside of his warm
cover and sitting up, looking
quite amazed at the sudden
change in temperature a la
tropical he asked, "Hey, you
guys, why do people ever
come to this here boig for the
Talking about sitting up reminds
me of the Physical Fitness Test
the old 59th Aviation Squadron
and the new and promising 1301st
Guard Squadron went through to-
I say went through because
it was quite an ordeal for many.
Sgt. Albert G. Harris, physical
instructor of great renown, set
an all time record in the "Sitting
Up" Exercise with a score of 116
and S/Sgt. Henderson came in
second with another remarkable
score of 78.
Both of these gentlemen are as-
signed to the old 59th. The other
scores will be revealed at some
later date. It is common gossip
up and down the various com-
pany streets among the many Pri-
vate Doughboys of the area that
a certain officer commanding two
QM platoons is just "Tops." Even
when you're looking off the Em-
pire State .building.
In fact, Lieutenant Cunning-
ham attended chapel last Sun-
day and urged the doughboys
to find the moral and spiritual
strength so necessary for vic-
tory in regular attendance at
their chapel, and in the com-
forting and inspiring compan-
ionship of their excellent chap-
Chaplain Gibson is fast be-
coming to the De Soto area
what the great and beloved
Father Duffy of World War I
fame was to the "Fighting
69th" and the Rainbow Divi-
sion. His sermons are most en-
lightening and inspiring. The
Chaplain is working on an Area
Paper to develop interest in
reading the topics of the day.
The Chaplain believes that if
the men develop enough interest
to read -one publication regu-
larly, they will begin to read as
many as they can get their hands
on such as their Drew Field
Echoes and various military and
civilian publications. This idea
will also afford many a fine ex-
perience in journalism.
The Chaplain is also working
on the organization of an en-
listed-men's Wives' club. So, you
doughboys who have wives in
nearby towns get busy. Mrs. Gib-
son, the very charming and ener-
getic wife of the chaplain, is a
great aid to her fine husband
and has shown a desire more
than once to do her part.
Women certainly have their
part in life. If you don't believe
me, ask any WAC. Incidentally,
fellas, our sister soldiers brought
Broadway to Drew Field in a
most entertaining manner. In
fact, reports coming in from all
sources are unanimous in their
decisions that it was a tremen-
dous success. The De Soto men
salute their sister soldiers. We
have been planning to stage a
musical drama in the De Soto
Area of Drew Field for many
months but circumstances have
prevented the realization of this
However, we will get started
soon (we hope), so watch for
announcements and give this
effort your wholehearted sup-
port. The basketball team is
quickly whipping itself into
shape under the able leader-
ship of Sgt. Harry Eli of the
1018th QM Platoon.
Hevia and Hilbert of Finance No wolves they.
By SGT. JOSEPH FALCONER
Results of the Physical Fitness Training Program Tests,
held last Wednesday, were disclosed by Lt. Harvey Vogt
who conducted the survey for all the events covered in the
base training program. All enlisted personnel took part in
High point men in all three dJ CAW Volley
events, sit-ups, pull-ups, shuttle- ad SAW Volley
run, was Sgt. Bob Ault with a
top score of 186. Low point for Lea ue W on By
all three events was 50. With a
total enlisted strength of 48 men 766th Soldir
in the detachment, 21 scored 141 7 6 th So iers
to 186 points, or a rating .of
Good as set forth in the table. By SGT. GEORGE RICHARDSON
compiled by the Base Physical Pvt. Bob Peyraud, your
TOP MEN regular ECHOES correspon-
Following are highest ratings dent for the 766th, has head-
of each event: Pull-ups, Sgt. Rue- ed North on a well-earned
ben Haws, Irving Peckett, 15 furlough, so, after brushing
each; Shuttle-run, Sgts. Rueben
Hawes, Ray G. Popp, JackGlad- up on his English composi-
ney, 51 seconds; Sit-ups, Sgt. Bob tion, yours truly is trying to
Ault, 73. fill his shoes until he gets
Now that the future Mrs. back.
Peckett has arrived from
Rochester, New York, there is Furloughs continue to be the
little doubt that Sgt. "Irv" chief topic of conversation in the
Peckett will be seen very much barracks "bull sessions." Forty-
around our GI Apartment. Who seven of the boys shook the dust
knows but what, that familiar of Drew Field from their shoes
tune made famous by Mendels- and left for whatever spots they
sohn may soon be the tune he call home.
will be singing? In the orderly room T/5 Vahl-
Visiting with his wife in Tam- dieck is counting the days until
pa last-week was Pfc. William he leaves for Chicago with his
McCarthy. Mrs. McCarthy recent wife, who has been staying in
arrived from- Birmingham to Tampa.
spend a few days prior to the T/5 Edward J. ("Snuffy")
holidays. Smith is also sweating it out in
Well, after much searching, I anticipation of a furlough. Cor-
have been able to present a re- poral Achenbach has returned to
cent picture taken of the most the Supply Room,-but Pfc. Ches-
popular man in the Detachment. ter Ksczanowicz (just call him
A snapshot of none other than Junior) is still enjoying himself
S/S Henry A. Hevia is the re- in New York.
sult -of my efforts. Much has Our new dental officer, Lt. Co-
been written about this man, hen, joined this week and will
who has the honor of being high- soon .be filling the cavities and
point man for circulating around yanking the molars of the men.
the Tampa night spots. Hevia, After a bitter battle, the 766th
caught in one of his rare moody copped the volley ball champion-
poses, has a lot on the ball de- ship of the 2nd SAW Training
spite the far away look in his Battalion. The obstacle course was,
eyes. run the same week with a
Pinch hitting in no small way minimum number of casualties
for Mr. Anthony, is none other and bruises.
than T/S Ray G. "Pop" Popp. "Pencil Pushin' Papa" 1st Sgt.
Popp, a product of Ohio, deserves Joseph C. Singer fought his way
a lot of credit for his untiring out of the Drew Field hospital
work in putting the recent De- after spending three days there
tachment party over the top and last week. He's back on the job
making it the success it was. now, none the worse for wear,
Cpl. Richard Toribio, Louisi- and telling of a cute little 2nd
ana's gift to Uncle Sam's Army, Lt. who pulled her rank on him.
has recently been the recipient Better luck next time, Sarge!
of a Pin Up Girl mailed by one T/4's Polnick, Pearthrep, and
of his friends tired of having Drouin, and Pvt. Boh, Cocker-
him croon the current song hit ham, Cole, Draus, McLellan, and
twenty-fours a day. Monast returned to the outfit
Gazing into the blue horizon after being attached to the 4th
above, is none other than S/S SAW for the past three weeks.
Frank Hilbert, "The Wolf from T/4 Brodie said good-bye to the
Richmond Hill," local suburb of boys this week and left for Can-
New York City. Consensus of ada and further instruction.
opinion around the office:
"Should you desire to keep your American Legion Club
date never attempt an introduc-
tion with Hilbert." Open Daily Until 11 P. M.
The power of the "Echoes" has
been demonstrated! Seems that The regular meetings of the
no fewer than 10 phone calls American Legion are held on the
have been received regarding the first and third Tuesdays of each
two boys whose pictures graced month, on the third floor at 602
last week's issue of the Echoes. Tampa.
The question? "Just where do The Service Club, at the same
those two would-be Weismuellers address is open every day be-
work in your office?" tween 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
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High Point Man
In Physical Test
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES CLASSIFIED A DS GET RESULTS
LOST AND FOUND
FOUND-One pair of eyeglasses left in
school building by member of recent
First Aid class. Owner may secure
them at the Red Cross office.
THE soldier who left his carton of
cigarettes in my car was lucky. A
cigar smoker, from 'way back, I'll
return his cigarettes, if he can tell me
the brand, the day of the week, and
where I let him off. Lt. Samuel Coo-
per. S-3 Section, AWUTC Headquar-
LOST-Small coin purse, containing
sixteen very important dollars, and
some change. Had a very, very special
reason for needing that money. If you
find it, please return to Private Covey,
WAC Detachment Orderly Room, Ph.
LOST-Size 12 leather jacket, brown.
Lost by Ray Stanchfield, 3208 Plym-
outh Codrt, Tampa. It's getting colder
LOST-Top of lifetime Schaeffer ladies
pen. Black and gold. Please return
,same to Pfc. Betty Turney, WAC De-
LOST-A red-brown Morroco leather
wallet, somewhere between rifle range
and E. 1st and M. All papers in it
made out to Walter Rodak, Hqs. and
Plotting Co., 571st SAW Battalion.
If you find it, you'll get a REWARD.
GREEN and black Parker fountain
pen, lost by CpL Ronald Luth, S-4
Section, .AWUTC, Ph. 659. Can't even
spell without it.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: If
you should find the wallet belonging
to Pfc. George Hand, the owner may
be reached at ext. 800.
D. H. LALK. ASN 3749798, you needn't
wear your bunk-mate's suntans any
more. Your barracks bag has been
found by the Drew Field MP's, who
will furnish same on request.
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.
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-
porting Co., 576th SAW.
WALLET 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 raask 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 leather 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.
F 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
raincoat in his car after giving lift to
five soldiers Friday evening, Sept. 17.
please phone T/5 Lawrence Santillo.
Ph- 426. VaultcSt.Lu Aeu i '..Ti
I GOT HER THROUGH'
LOST AND FOUND
A WALLET lost in the vicinity of the
Air Corps Officers' Club. Not con-
cerned with money contained., but
please return the papers. Lt. Frank
J. Milewski, S-1 AWUTC.
LOST-A brown envelope containing
kodak snapshots taken in St. Pete
last Sunday. Lost either in Service
Club or on way to East Gate. RE-
WARD. Pfc. Orland Shefveland. 737th
LOST-Brown leather billfold, some-
where near Company "B" of the 1st
Signal AW Training Battalion. Con-
tains money and papers of great value.
Name engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W.
Fix, Company B. 1st SAW Tng. Bn.
FOUND-Wheel, tire and tube at First
St. and B Ave Owner may recover
same by identifying at MP Hqs.
8th and E Sts.
FOUND'-- A silver cigarette lighter,
bearing an engraved name. (But we
ain't a-gonna tell what name it is!)
If you've lost it. and can't go on
without it, tell your troubles to Chap-
lain Trenery, Chapel No. 8. and he'll
produce the lighter.
LOST-Prescription sun glasses, lost on
Drew Field. Address on case, E. 59th
Street. New York City. If found, please
return to Pvt J. Harmon. Army
Emergency Relief. Hos. 'Annex Bldg..
8th and B.
LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con-
taining money and valuable papers.
Finder please return to Pfc. Frank
Ortiz. Company D, 563d Sig. AW
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-A
let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If
found please return to Pfc. Shelton.
Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdn.
III FTR Command.
IF THE soldier from Oakland, Cali-
fornia, who left his swim trunks in
the automobile of the woman who
gave him a lift from Clearwater to
Tampa October 11th. will call Mrs.
Alice Virella,' 2713 Morgan St.. he'll
get them back.
LOST-Three flat keys in brown zip-
per case. Am tired of sleeping on
Tampa park bench. If you find 'em.
phone Lt. Mashamkin, Ext. 436.
LOST-Barracks bag in area between
2nd & 3rd on "N" Ave. T/5 Carl
Weise, Hqs. & P1. Co., 564th SAW Bn.
WILL person who found yellow leather
portfolio in Service Club Monday
night please return to Hostess Office.
Pvt. Rbt. J. Minchew. 571st Sig. A.W.
Bn. Co. "C."
WILL share house or room in nicely
furnished house, off Columbus Drive.
Close to Drew Field, transportation
inexpensive. Call Cpl. L. Malz, Ph.
A WELL-FURNISHED master bed-
room in office's house at Clearwater.
Good neighborhood. Centrally located.
Call Lt. C. A. Lundy, phone Clear-
WON'T some kind soul come to my
rescue, and tell me where I ,can find a
home near Drew? Find me a bedroom
and a kitchenette, and you're a friend
I'll never forget. Sgt. John D. Natale,
592d Bomb Sq, 396th Bomb Group,
1939 MOTORCYCLE which has never
been wrecked. Sport Scout, 60 miles
per gallon. Motor and tires are per-
fect. Has shield and leg guards. Pfc.
M. D. Streaker, Base Weather Station.
AMERICAN Kennel 0Club 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
52101/ 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.
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
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.
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.
1938 OLDSMOBILE, excellent con-
dition, five good tires, never' been out
of Florida. Phone St. Petersburg 9548,
Mrs. Young. J. _~.,p. 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
WANTED TO BUY
AUTOMOBILE, '36 on up. Also, home.
radio. Will dig deep in my pocket
for "good deal." Lt. Neznamy, 766th
IF you have a membership'card for the
St. Petersburg Civic Music Association
which you would be wanting to sell,
contact Vita G. Series, Hospital Dental
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
LL 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,
w 're that desperate. Dust off that
old attic .model-we want one badly.
Call the WACs at 231.
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 fiaveling 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. Hq. Co. 503d SAWR.
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.
ANYONE headed for Tallahassee or
Mobile on November 23rd, contact Pvt.
T. A. Frederick, Hqs Personnel Sec-
tion, 3rd AF Replacement Depot. Will
share driving and expenses.
CAN ACCOMMODATE one steady
rider to and from Drew Field and
Clearwater, or Clearwater Beach, be-
tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
leave Field at 5:00 p.m. For details
-all Cpl. A. Lo 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.
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 a.m. 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;
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.
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-tdp 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.
BIG-TIME broadcasting has moved
into Drew. With it comes the need
for broadcasting operators. Air Corps
soldiers who are itching to get radio
equipment into their hands are urged
to contact Lt Kluge, Ph. 258. Monitor
and engineer Drew Field radio broad-
casts in your free time.
ENLISTED man with watch repair ex-
perience, to work. during off-duty
hours. Apply PX Personnel Office, B
Ave. and 1st.
ALMOST new Underwood double-head
electric shaver for sale, or trade for
116 or 616 Eastman folding camera.
T/5 Bernard Slack, Co. B, 588th, 1102
Cleveland St., Tampa.
MARTIN FLASH semi-auto, telegraph
"bug." good as new. Will swap for
camera with 4.5 lens, or better. Sgt.
L. M. Richards, Co. C, 588th SAW
Battalion. 5th and J.
WANTED TO RENT
SOLDIER and wife would like fur-
nished apartment, preferably in vicin-
ity of Seminole Heights. Phone Cpl.
Jerry Kowalski, ext. 645.
FRANCIS PAUL RYdER, contact Mrs.
Stevens, 1901 Bird St., Tampa.
1h. 4U, Vaul c toInII, AWUTC Hqs.
Coat can be identified by serial No. ROOM with bath, located in garage,
0824 in collar. entirely separate from house. Located
on Gulf of Mexico at Clearwater
WILL person who lost pistol belt and Beach. Wonderful view. Contact Capt.
canteen cover with name starting with L. L. Robbins, Ph. 476.
M -, lost on bus stop at 1st and
N, please see T/5 Friedman. 766th DOES anybody know of an unfur-
SAW Co. Ph. 596. nished, three-bedroom house, just
waiting to be rented? If you do know
LOST-Wallet containing valuable pa- of one, or have one, or hear of one,
pers and identification. Villiam M phone Captain Van Sistine at 810
Chambers. 1st Lt.. M. C. 501st SAW. right away.
Name .............. ........ .. Org ..... ...... .................
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE
FREE W ANT AD Classifications
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY WANTED TO BUY
PERSONNEL IN 0 TRANSPORTATION
LOST AND FOUND
DREW FIELD ECHOES MISCELLANEOUS
BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B" .-PERSONALS
0 HELP WANTED
WANTED TO RENT
Ad Classification .............................
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
Lyons Succeeds Yoga In Pigskin Contest
ECHOES' NEW FORECASTER PREDICTS:
3 Y. ,
Grid Teams Tie
The Camp Weatherf
Raiders surprised the
.vored Coast Guard ele-
from Davis Islands by b
tling it to a scoreless tie
fore a large crowd at Ha
kins Athletic Field, Brad
ton, last Saturday.
The Raiders, playing their f
game of the season, uncor]
some fireworks that had the Cc
Guards baffled. The star of
evening was Pfc. Joe Bivona, v
played a brilliant game at
halfback and reeled off a 50-yE
run for the only scoring thr
of the game.
BELL, PIERCE STAR
The smashing play of Lie
Bertram Bell at left guard a
S-Sgt. Charley Pierce at ri,
tackle featured the performar
of the Weatherford line.
With Meader and Trela lugg:
the leather, the Coast Gua
launched a drive in the first ]
riod that fizzled after 20 ya:
when Pierce pounced on a fu
ble. Right halfback Sciatretl
punt.that went out on the C.
eight put the Tars in a hole la
in the first period.
Bivona gave the crowd i
biggest thrill in the second pe
riod when he took off arour
end from the Weatherford 20
yard line and side-stepped h
way 50 yards to the Coa
Sciatretta drilled the center
seven and Bivona picked up a
other five. Finally a penalty
the Coast Guards back on th
four, but here they stopped t
Raiders cold and Stone punt
out of danger.
COAST GUARDS RALLY
Sciatretta and Bivona reeled
some nice gains for Weatherfc
in the third, but the Co;
Guardsmen also rallied to stop 1
Raiders before they could rea
pay dirt. It was in this peri
that Bell turned in sparkling d
fensive work to nullify the Ta
Both teams threw plenty
passes in the final quarter, wit
one toss from Bivona to Lieu
tenant Kimble netting 15 yarc
for the Raiders. Switching bac
to the ground, the Raiders sei
Bivona zooming' on a. 15-yar
ion just as the game ended.
314th Team, Medical Clams
To Tangle in Play For
Touch Pigskin Championship
ord Lick Officers
By FRANK FOCHT
yen Unleashing a play as old as
)at- football itself, Cuneo's Clams
be- scored a 12-6 win over the
aw- medical administrative 'of-
en- ficers in the bright spot of
the Medical Detachment's
first Touch Football League. In
ked the final minute the Clams
>ast sent out a sleeper in the per-
the son of Halfback Jimmy Cain,
left who grabbed a wobbly pass
ard in the semidarkness and
eat raced for the touchdown. The
win clinched the title for the
u The Clams were on the de-
Lnd fensive early in the opening
ght period with the .officers shooting
nce at their goal line from the five-
yard marker. However, an in-
ing tercepted pass arid a perfect boot
rds sent them out of danger.
pe- Highlight of the game was
rds an intercepted pass by Lieut.
m- Paul Stevens, who dodge and
a's skipped his way 65 yards for a
G. touchdown. The officers lost
ter the rifle arm of Lieut. Louis
Allenbach when the speedy
ts halfback twisted his knee on a
e fast rush by the Clam line.
Id Technical Sergeant Edward
Cuneo, calling them from the
0- halfback position, played air-
is tight ball defensively, and Andy
st Blaszack, former collegiate line-
man, gave the officers no time
to get started.
for In another league contest,
n- Heiden's Packers won an easy
set contest from the operating room's
eir Curtis Cutups, 7-0. Tall, rangy
;he Warren Heiden paced his team's
;ed gains and snared all the shots
that came his way. Paul Curtis
of baseball fame was unable to
connect on his bullet throws.
>rd Here are the standings in the
ast Base and Medical Detachment
;he Touch Football Leagues:
e- Team L. Pct.
Le- 314th 'IB" .............4 1 .800
rs' 314th "A" ............ 3 2 .600
3d Fighter Command... 2 2 .500
314th Cadets ............ 2 2 .500
of 903d Quartermaster.. ... 1 3 .250
th 69th Band ............. 1 3 .250
Team Won Lost Tied Pet.
s Cuneo's Clams .... 4 0 0 1.000
,k Orderly Room ....2 1 0 .667
Heiden's Packers .. 2 1 1 .667
nt Smitty's Drillers .. 1 2 0 .333
rd Med. Adm. Off...0 1 1 .000
Curtis Cutups ...... 0 4 0 .000
Base's B Team
Defeats A Squad
By SGT. JOE RARUS
This week will ring down
the curtain on the league
season for the Base touch
football circuit. It was origi-
nally planned to operate the
league for two rounds of five
games each, the winner of
each to clash for the cham-
pionship, but it was decided
by league solons to close the
season at the end of the first
round, as it would merge into
the basketball season, which
is fast approaching.
In a game that decided the
league championship, the "A" and
"B" teams of the 314th clashed
Monday night before a large
crowd, with the "B" squad win-
ning handily, 19-6, to clinch the
league title. At a future date, the
championship 314th "B" team will
collide with "Cuneo's Clams,"
winners of the Medical Detach-
ment League, in a game that will
decide the championship of the
Other results last week in
league play found the league-win-
ning 314th "B" team soundly
trouncing the 69th Band to the
tune of 39-7, while the 314th "A"
outfit was pinning back the ears
of the 903d Quartermaster team.
6-0. The Third Fighter Command
turned on the heat to overpower
the 314th Cadets by an 18-0 score.
In the latter contest, the win-
ners posted their first score
early in the first half. The
Third Fighters blocked a Cadet
punt in the latter's territory and
recovered the ball. Taking ad-
vantage of the break, the ulti-
mate winners marched down to
the Cadet five-yard line on a
series of pass completions that
drove deep into scoring position.
From that point, "Moon" Mul-
lins tossed a short pass over
center to Ed Sitarz, who scored.
Two more scores were regist-
ered in the second half, with the
accurate-passing Mullins again
tossing to "Blackie" Staiger for a
score, after the Third Fighters
worked the ball deep into Cadet
territory as a result of a swift
passing attack. Late in the second
half,' "Blackie" Staiger inter-
cepted a pass on the Cadet 15-
yard line, and ran for his second
touchdown of the day. All tries
for the extra point failed.
The Cadet team was sadly out-
Here are last week's
winners of free cigar-
ettes in the ECHOES foot-
Sergeant R. W. Nova-
kofski, Co. A, 588th
SAW Bn.; Pfc. Fred
Weber, 2d Reporting Co.,
568th SAW Bn.: Pvt.
Jesse MacLeod, Sig. Hqs.
Co., 3d Fighter Com-
mand; Pvt. Edward Wis-
niewski, Co. D, 552d
SAW Bn.; M/Sgt. Frank
SZarrus, 714th SAW Co.;
Pvt. John N. Sweeley,
Sig. Hqs. Co., 3d Fighter
Command; Pvt. Robert J.
Heinz, Co. A, 572d SAW
Bn.; Cpl. Sam J. Dovolo,
Co. C, 573d SAW; Pvt.
Glenn T. Gilliland, 748th
SAW; Pvt. Robert Stan-
china, 552d SAW.
classed throughout the entire con-
test, and its running plays were
completely bottled up by the fast-
charging Third Fighter line. Little
luck was had by them in the air
and their attack all afternoon was
completely throttled. The winners
showed plenty of durability in the
contest, as the squad had few re-
p' cements, outlasting the Cadets
who substituted freely during the
Featuring for the winners on
the line were Antonucci, Lazenby,
Esposito and Wochinske, while
Mullins again sparked the of-
fense of the team with his ac-
curate'and timely passing.
Two more games are on tap for
this week before the league closes.
The Third Fighter Command
clashes with the 903d Quarter-
master, while the 314th Cadets
tangle with the 69th Band.
Lieut. R. Weller
Wins at Tennis
Lieut. Bob Weller of AWUTC's
S-1 section, former Williams col-
lege tennis star from New York,
won his first match in the Davis
Islands open tournament last
Sunday, defeating Calhoun Dick-
son, young Tampa player, in
straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. The Drew
Field officer is sixth seeded in
Another Drew entry, Col. Da-
vid Doane, former University of
Utah tennis captain, dropped his
match to Ernie Wishnatsky, as
the Lakeland star won, 6-0, 7-5.
Sergeant Reuben Riskind, for-
mer University of Texas star sta-
tioned at Third Air Force Head-
quarters, is top-seeded in the
tournament. There are about 30
entries in the men's singles.
Listed by Seer
Running true to the form
of her dizzy predecessors-
Yogi and Yogo, Seeress Yoga
has been bounced as a foot-
ball predictor for the
ECHOES after only
The ninth cousin once re-
moved from Yogo and sis-
ter-in-law of Yogi and related
vaguely on the distaff side to
John Fut de Boomstaff, made
her debut and exit in one
issue. Yoga pulled the big-
gest pigskin faux pas of the
century. She had listed Duke
as tangling with the Jack-
sonville Air Base team, when
the Blue Devils really took
on and defeated Virginia,
If the female dope can't even
get the right teams playing each
other, how can we expect her to
predict the winner? We can't, so
she's ousted. She also was off the
beam on the Penn-North Carolina
game. A dame who's supposed
to have all the mystic powers as
Yoga should have foreseen that
So it is with dubious pleasure
that we hire a new prognosti-
cator-a real flesh-and-blood
human who ?s supposed to know
his stuff about all sports. He
is Lt. Charles W. Lyons, Base
physical training officer. Lyons'
predictions for this week-end's
Dartmouth 28, Princeton 0;
Duke 21, North Carolina 6; Pur-
due 27, Indiana 7; Nebraska 13,
Iowa 0; LSU 20, Tulane 0; Michi-
gan 20, Ohio State 0; Notre Dame
21, Iowa Seahawks 7; Villanova
35, Temple 0; Texas Christian 13,
Rice 6; New York 28, Chicago
You don't have to agree with
the lieutenant, especially on the
Villan4va-Temple s q u a b b l e.
That's a grudge game, with the
outcome generally being unde- -
cided until the final whistle.
If the lieutenant flops on the
predictions, he, too, will be
So complete the contest blank
and mail it to the Contest Editor.
The envelope must be postmarked
b-fore 2 p.m.-Saturday. You may
be the winner of a carton of cig-
arettes. The ECHOES gives out
10 free cartons every week.
To Contest Editor, Drew Field
ECHOES, Base Special Service
Office, Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Here are my predictions for
this week's games:
Dartmouth .... Princeton .
Duke ......... N. Carolina .
Purdue ....... Indiana..
Nebraska ..... Iowa .........
LSU .......... Tulane .......
Michigan ...... Ohio 'tate ..
Notre Dame. .. Ia. Seahawks..
Villanova ..... Temple ......
Tex. Christ .. Rice ......
New York..... Chi. Cards....
My name is ...................
My address is..............
If I win I want a carton........
Top grid backfield of the coun-
try is playing for the Del Monte
(Cal.) Preflight team this year.
It consists of Parker Hall, All-
American from "Old Miss" and
triple threat champ frdm the
Cleveland Rams; Len Eshmont,
speedy little back of Fordham and
the New York Giants; Paul
Christman,, Missouri passer and
Jim McDonald, blocking back
from Ohio State.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943
Signal Gridders Set For Two Tilts
I' .- .-I
TWO GIANT TACKLES and a guard who isn't so gigantic
will represent the 6th Training Bn. in their game with the
Drew Field Signalmen, at Bradenton Saturday night. Left
to right are: S/Sgt. Charles D. Pierce, ex-Louisiana Tech
stalwart; T/5 Arthur R. Mason, who played guard in
Omaha and San Diego; and S/Sgt. Charles F. Hiley.
THIRD FC PREPARES
FOR BASKETBALL TILTS
By SGT. JOE RARUS
It may be early for serious basketball talk, but prepa-
rations are already under way at the Hq. and Hq. Squad-
ron, Third Fighter Command, to floor a strong quintet on
the polished surface this season.
After showing their heels to all
competition last summer in the 7djj a uin...
city Twilight Baseball League, the 748thO uinfet
Third Fighters will be looking for
further laurels in the field of T% o n e 1 0
sports when they enter the rOUnces 31-29,
Base Special Service Basketball
League, a circuit that from all in- 2d AW Cagemen
dications should produce some AW Cag
The Third Fighters will have By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR.
at the helm for their first ven- H otl y contested, throughout,
748th SAW and 2d SAW Head-
ture in the hoop sport a figure 748th SAW and 2d SAW Head-
ture in the hoop sport a figure quarters Company quintets played
with a noted sports background. a bang up basketball game Thurs-
Lt. Arthur Colley, popular ath- day evening in Reo Hall Num-
letic director of the squadron ber 3 with 748th hanging on to
will coach the squad. He is an a scant two point margin at the
R gun. Score: 31-29. The victory
alumnus of Temple University, for 748th was its second consecu-
and a three-letter man on var- tive win in as many starts.
sity teams there, participating Headquarters jumped to a 7-2
in basketball, football and the first quarter lead on fast ball
tumbling sport. handling with Ed Reed sparking
Sthe first period scoring. 748th
A few years ago he was gave the cords a sizzling in the
member of the national doubles second quarter when they paced a
volleyball championship team. wid qurt ppri
After moving out of Temple, wild scoring period
Lieutenant Colley coached at Outscoring Headquarters quin-
Glen-Nor High School, near tet 17-10, 748th pulled in front
Philadelphia, and has produced at half time, score 19-17. 748th
some first class-teams in all pulled away to a 29-23 third
branches of sport, period lead but the headquarters
outfit struck back in the last
A few hard practice sessions quarter to hold 748th to a lone
already have been held in the of- field goal while the office boys
ficers' area twice weekly under crept up with 6 points and within
the lights, something novel in the 2 points of a tie ball game at the
line of the court game. Men with finish.
basketball experience are invitedfis
to make a bid for a starting berth Headquarters played a snappy
on the team. The race is still wide ball game with T/5 Maddox
open for the starting quintet, pacing the offense with 7 points
A squad of 12 men is out at and a bang up game at guard.
his time, with more men wanted. J. Stenson, Jim Read and Ed
I. Reed played smart floor games
i The team will be nattily attired that proved the worth of the
in new uniforms that will feature practice sessions Jim Read has
red, white and blue. Considerable had his squad going through.
expense was undergone to equip
the team in first class fashion and Sol Schechter, playing coach of
the quintet will put on a flashy the 748th, continued to spark the
-appearance on the floor. 748th play in turning in 15 points
on the score board plus a smooth
So far the following men have floor.
turned out for the team: First Bottled up in the first period,
Sgt. John Gosselin, Cpl. Schechter broke loose in the
"Moon" Mullins, Sgt. Hal Pal- second quarter and then con-
umbo, Pfc. "Blackie" Staiger, tinued to keep the pace for the
T/Sgt. "Poochie" Antonucci, evenings scoring.
T/Sgt. Peter Washe, Sgt. Jack- Points scored: 748 SAW Co. (31):-
son Page, Sgt. James Wight, Pvt. Schechter 15. Viola 6. Kapinski 4. Mc-
Sal Cedrone, S/Sgt. Edward Si- Donough 2, Kravetz 2. Baldwin 2.
tarz, Sgt. Joe Hresko and Pfc. EHq's Co. (29):-Maddox 7. Stenson 6.
t. Reed 6. 4, Read 6, Greenberg 2,
Charles Lauderbaugh. Dickson 2.
Practice sessions are being held
regularly on Monday and Friday S/Sf McCormick
nights under the arcs in the of- M C ormic
ficers' area, with a large turnout
of onlookers from the squadron. Joins Army Show
A busy season is in the ofing for
the Third Fighter hoopsters, with
independent bookings to fill be- AWUTC's S-4 section has an-
tween regularly scheduled games other representative in the Moss
throughout the season. Hart show, "Winged Victory," the
Army Air Forces stage extrava-
Private Terry Moore, former ganza. He is S/Sgt. Joseph Mc-
captain and star center fielder of Cormick, who is assisting the
the St. Louis' Cardinals, is now property officer, Lieut. Gilbert O.
stationed at Port of Spain in Herman, also formerly in the S-4
FOUR HORSEMEN of the Camp Weatherford football
team are seen above. They will lead the assault against
Drew Field's Signalmen at Bradenton Saturday night. They
are: Brouillard, right half; Stone, fullback; Bivona, left
half; and Colbert, quarterback.
In a tight contest, characterized
by frequent brushes with the
umpires, officers of the 4th lost
to officers of the 584th for two
in a row, with a 6-5 tally.
Battling desperately against
the bombsight pitching of Lt.
Shea, the Terrific Ten finally got
their foot in the door in the last
half of the sixth inning.
Previous to this the board
showed a sad 6-2 with the T.T.'s
on the short side but the spurt
shook their rivals who redoubled
Lt. Burke, 584th's catcher, con-
nected with a solid triple in the
fifth as one outstanding bit of
play and other glimmers of the
limelight go to Lt. Serluco, 584th
for knocking down Capt. (Pappy)
Eastman's bid-hit back of second
in the first frame.
The orchid department also
lists Lt. Thornton, of the Ten, for
his fine running catch originating
off the hickory of Lt. Shea in the
last of the sixth.
4th AW Sports
Area Looks Like
By PVT. EDWARD J. CARLIN JR.
One of the trailer-taxis defi-
nitely got off the beaten track
one fine night this week and wan-
dered into the SAW Headquarters
Area making all spectators
decide there was either a strike
in the ranks of the struggle-
buggy boys or one driver hit a
The athletic area has branched
out with a newly improved In-
dianapolis type playing field and
two-count 'em-two baskets .
for the playing of that health-
fully rugged sport known as
"Lusetti Marbles." .
Hessler and Hammond, two
Pfc's of the highest grade, have
been looking down on the bulk
of the less fortunate EM recently
S. having been bequeathed with
an extraordinary amount of
brains, passed successfully the
frowning ASTP board and
again Super Shultz is pestered by
'em for their orders to depart .
there should be some sort of plane
service or sumpn for poor SS from
Drew to DeLand.
York, having finally made this
gravy boat, writes that. it's the
best thing since the invention of
the self-starter all the nice
places on the campus are off
limits natcherally but it
does his GI heart good just to
watch 'em swing by and we
do mean swing no MP's are
about-the SP's have full author-
ity and when would an SP
talk to a sojer!.
We wonder what the ace sport
strategists are going to do when
the football games go off the air
.. Ye Msg. Cntr. building creaks
and groans every Saturday with
the capacity crowd, piled around
3D FC MEN
The officers of the Third
Fighter Command just can't
seem to take the measure of
the enlisted men in any
sport these days. After tak-
ing a sound trouncing on the
gridiron not so long ago, tal-
ent scout, Lieut. James Law-
son, combed Headquarters
for available volleyball tal-
ent, and welded together
what was thought to be an
Sunday afternoon the said team
tangled with a hand-picked en-
listed team in an interesting series
of best three-out-of-five contests
in the officers' area. The officers
won the first two games hands
down by one-sided scores of 15-6
and 15-9, but relaxed for the rest
of the day and got their ears
pinned back the next three games
to lose the series.
The enlisted men came back
from the brink of defeat to win
the key game, 16-14, and then
forged into a tie with a 15-12
win in the next game. Going
into the rubber game at two
wins apiece, the teams put on
a first-class exhibition of vol-
leyball, with the enlisted men
outlasting and outscoring the
officers in the deciding contest
to the tune of 16-14.
The winning combine sported
plenty of height and displayed
plenty of team play and co-ordi-
nation during all skirmishes, and
seemed to get better as play ad-
vanced. Playing on the enlisted
men's squad were M/Sgt. Phil
Burke. Cpl. Frank Wochinske,
Sgt. Jim Wight, Cpl. Bob Jeffery,
S/Sgt. Ed Sitarz and Sgt. John
For the officers the lineup was
Lieutenant Lawson, Captain Lane,
Major Mitchell, Major Jordahn,
Lieutenant Ott, Captain Goodwin,
Captain Westbrook and Captain
For the enlisted men all mem-
bers teamed up beautifully to score
timely throughout all games, while
for the officers Lieutenant Ott and
Major Jordahn stood out. Man-
ager-Lieutenant Lawson would
give his right arm for another
man who could biff them like
Lieutenant Ott, and is in the mar-
ket for trading some of his lesser
lights if he could make another
Two members of the National
league champion St. Louis Cardi-
nals and one stalwart of the third
place Brooklyn Dodgers were
called to the colors last week.
The Cardinals lost Outfielder
Harry Walker and Pitcher Alpha
Brazle, both inducted at Jefferson
Barracks, Mo. The Dodgers lost
Kirby Higbe, righthanded speed-
ball specialist, who entered the
Army at Ft. Jackson.
Two games with the same
foe in six days-that's the
setup now facing the Drew
Field Signal Corps football
It'll be "Big Brother" vs.
"Little Brother" at Braden-
ton this Saturday evening
and again on the local field
next Thursday afternoon
(Thanksgiving) when Drew
battles it out with Camp
The Signalmen resume their
schedule after a week of rest.
Their first appearance was No-
vember 6, when they trimmed
the Davis Island Coast Guard, 10
to 0. The Camp Weatherford lads,
members of the 6th Training Bn.,
opened their season last week
when they outplayed the Coast
Guard but were held to a score-
TEAM IN SHAPE
Drew Field's coaches, Cpl.
"Buster" Mott and Lieut. "Chuck"
Collins, pronounce their squad in
excellent shape for Saturday
night's tilt. Rough spots which
were evident in the first game
have been ironed out, and the
boys promise plenty of scoring
against the sub-base gang. The
Signalmen are heavy on reserves,
being more than two deep in
every position. The backs are
plenty speedy, the line is a hard-
driving machine, and it's not dif-
TURKEY GRID MENU
The Thanksgiving Day game,
to be played between the Drew
Field Signalmen and Camp
Weatherford, has been tenta-
tively scheduled for 4 p.m., and
will be played on the athletic
field at 5th St. and Ave. 0.
There will probably be a band,
a parade and other features to
make the occasion a gala holi-
day event. A Service Club
dance in the evening will wind
up the holiday celebration.
ficult to imagine them holding
,their own against the best of ser-
vice teams in this section of the
The Weatherford coach, Lieut.
Vernon L. Brown, expects his
team to show much improvement
over last week. On several occa-
sions they drove near the Coast
Guard goal, only to be stalled
when they neared pay dirt. Coach
Brown learned his football, with
the Northwestern Wildcats not so
many years ago, and he has in-
structed his team on the work-
ings of the T-formation.
Joe Bivona, a high-stepping
halfback who got his early ex-
perience with Lafayette high in
Brooklyn, leads 'the ground-
gaining attack. Other speedy
backfield starters are Lieut. Rex
Brouillard, former Iola, Kan.,
junior college star; Bill Stone,
fullback from Salem, Ore.; and
Heinz Colbert, who quarter-
backed with the University of
Scranton. Another back, Tony
Schroetter, received a serious
hand injury last week, but may
be able to see some action by
On the line, Weatherford boasts
such greats as Pierce, Mason,
Riley, Kimble, Woodruff, Bell,
Phillippa, and Staub. That gent
Staub, incidentally, pitched Camp
Weatherford to five wins over
the Drew baseball team last
Starting lineups for Saturday
Pos. Drew Weatherford
C -Hencken Phillippa
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INTERESTED SPECTATORS crowd round a new electrical
gun pointer operated by soldiers at the Bell Laboratories,
Murray Hill, N. J. In the foreground is the computer which
can outspeed the fastest human mathematician. Two Army
men (background) work the tracker. Twelve of 16 Jap
bombers were shot down with only 88 shells when the de-
vice oas first employed (International)
.i" :: .-
SAMPLE OF NAZI TREATMENT of civilians in Russia is revealed horribly in these pictures
taken from the body of a German officer killed near Smolensk. A 17-year-old girl who,
despite severe beatings and torture, refused to divulge information to the invaders, is led
to the gallows (top) erected in the village square. Shouting defiance into the faces of the
Nazis, she resists the hangman (bottom right) as he slips the noose around her neck.
As her body hangs in the air (bottom left), the hangman approaches to see if she is
dead. According to the atrocity section of the Moscow pact, the Nazis pictured here have
thus supplied evidence which will hasten their own doom when they are brought to trial
after the war. CInternational Radiophoto)
LIFE GOES ON IN WRECKED TOWN
TRIO OF ITALIAN MOTHERS sit in the sun and nurse
their youngsters after the tide of war had passed through
the town of Alife. Heavy shelling by the Nazis goose-
stepping in reverse and the advancing Allied armies ac-
counted for the debris surrounding the women. U. S. Signal
Corps photo. (International)
AFTER A HURRIED TRIP from Camp Crowder, Mo., to
Albany, N. Y., Pvt. Franklin L. Higgins holds his aged
dog "Pal" in his arms as the loyal animal happily licks
his face. Higgins was granted a furlough to visit the 17-
year-old dog after it was stricken and lay near death. It
had grieved over its master since he entered the Army.
GIANT JAP PLANE MEETS DOOM IN PACIFIC DUEL
HUGE JAP FOUR-MOTORED PLANE, having come out second best in a duel over the
Pacific with a Navy Liberator, plunges toward the sea in flames (left). During the
death dive, one of its wings (center) tears loose from the plummeting fuselage, indicated
by arrow. Finally the bomber hits the sea in a mighty splash (right) and disappears, a
trail of smoke marking its Pacific grave. Navy photo. (International Soundphoto)
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943