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VOL. 2, NO. 39
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 2, 1943
LOST AND FOUND
SOLDIERS individual pay records be-
longing to SOULIER, WINTERMAN,
and LAMPRECHT may be picked up
at the ECHOES office.
LOST While returning from town
around midnight, Saturday last week.
three modeling tools. Since I had just
spent the last of my last pay en-
velope for them, and good modeling
tools are scarce, I'll appreciate their
return. Leave at the ECHOES office
for Pvt. DeFleurs.
LOST-Yellow gold ring, wide band.
Misplaced at Theater No. 3 on or
about November 10th. Finder please
return to WO/jg Harold M. McClel-
land, Co. A, 553d SAW Bn.
LOST-Gold University of Oklahoma
ring, class of '29. It was left in the
washroom of .the Red Cross Building,
6th and C. Liberal REWARD and no
questions asked. See Mr. Stephens at
the Red Cross office.
IF the officer who lost his garrison
cap in a tree at the rear of the WOQ
will call at the WAC orderly room,
he may have same by identifying it.
LOST-Brown wallet, on "M" between
1st and 2nd St., I think. Corporal
Donald N. Gray. Call at the ECHOES
office, if you find it.
THE guy who lost a good bridge at the
tailor shop can stop eating ice cream
now. Those missing choppers are at
the ECHOES office, 8th & B.
LOST-Very good sterling silver iden-
tification bracelet. It disappeared
somewhere between PX No. 1 and 8th
St. Is inscribed "George G. Johnson."
Please return to Special Service Office.
RIFLE medals Nice ones, too. If
WACs could wear them, you wouldn't
get them back. Come to the ECHOES
office with convincing story.
LT. SAM A. MADDALENA, better
come to PX No. 10 to collect your lost
garrison hat from Helen Mathis. $16.50
(you left the price tag in it) is a lot
to pay for a hat when you can't keep
it with you.
OSCAR J. WILLIS. your billfold is at
the ECHOES office. You must be
getting hungry, as we have your mess
GEORGE SULLIVAN. your handsome
brown billfold is at the Special Service
BARRACKS BAGS belonging to-
WEEKS, 3034; ANTHONY SMITH;
JOSEPH C A S A R E Z; HAROLD
BRUNO; OTTO ERHARDT; and
LESLIE ANDERSON may be claimed
from S/Sgt. Hurdle, S-4 Section, 5th
SAW Tng. Bn., 1st St. & Ave..N.
LOST-within the boundaries of Drew
Field, a ladies' pearl necklace; finder
pliz contact H. C. Hackney, Ph. 504.
MISS LEE WEISNER, Ph. H-2112,
who picked up four soldiers last Sat-
urday evening would like to have her
gloves returned. Somebody must have
picked them up by mistake. Please
return my crocheting, too.
FOUND A bee-ootiful necklace. A
card bearing the proper description
and mailed to T/3 Rudolph Johnson,
314th, will get'it back to you.
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 Court, 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, Hqsa 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-Ones 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 mask plainly
marked "Alverson, 34339458." If found
please phone Sgt. Alverson, Ext. 337.
LOST-Ronson cigarette lighter with
"EVE" engraved on side. Because of
sentiment attached, will pay $10 re-
ward for return to Manager at Post
Exchange Wrapping Center located
on "B" Avenue (S) between 5th and
.::" i .. ... ." '::' W
ECHOES GOES BRITISH,
ADS RATE FRONT PAGE
Surprised at page one this week?
We admit it's unusual for a front page in the United
States. But by putting our free, widely-read, patronized and
result-producing classified ads on page one the ECHOES is
really doing a bit of indoctrination.
The way the ECHOES page one looks today is the way
front pages of many foreign dailies look every day. We
thought you ought to know that, lest you land in Piccadilly
Circus expecting to see three rings, Gargantua, clowns, trapeze
acts and blazing headlines.
Come to think of it, the ECHOES' free classified ad serv-
ice to military personnel is a big feature, and is, as far as we
know, the only such service given by an Army publication.
Yes, this is the way most London page ones look like and
we hope you like it.
LOST AND FOUND
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
dpte 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
IF you're missing a pair of trousers
which you left in Chaplain Law-
rence's car when he drove you from
Drew to Tampa in the latter part of
September, you may have 'em by
quoting your serial number to Chap-
lain Lawrence, Ph. 672.
LOST-One hub-cap from 1939 Stude-
baker automobile. Priorities and metal
shortages make this item hard to re-
place. Will finder please notify Lt.
W. E. Smith at 746th Sig. AW Co.?
BARRACKS bag lost. Serial No.
32886147, name Benjamin Negrin. If
found, please contact Base Dental
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,
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-
WILL, the lieutenant who found a GI
raincoat in his car after giving lift to
five soldiers Friday evening, Sept. 17.
please phone T/5 Lawrence Santillo,
Ph. 436, Vault Section, AWUTC Hqs.
Coat can be identified by serial No.
0824 in collar.
WILL person who lost pistol belt and
canteen cover with name starting with
M -, lost on bus stop at 1st and
N, please see T/5 Friedman. 766th
SAW Co. Ph. 596.
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
SAW Co. -
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 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 llth Ave., St.
LOST-One silver identification brace-
let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If
found please return to Pfc. Shelton,
Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdn.
III FTR Command.
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."
ANTED TO BUY
7 MORE coat hangers. Have had several
answers to my ad, but need still
more. Jealous bunk mates are bor-
rowing them from me. Pfc. Zika, WAC
DO you want to sell your radio? We
haven't any in our ward at the hos-
pital, but one of the patients can
afford a small set. Call Pfc. Polly.
Ward B-14, Base Hospital. .
SMALL table radio. If your price is
moderate and your model a jivin' hep
cat special, late edition, call Sgt.
William Gold, Ext. 294.
PORTABLE typewriter in good con-
dition. .Will scribble out a check with
pleasure if you'll sell me a model to
pound out my letters. Lt. Royse, ext.
WESTON Master Light Meter in good
condition. Write me your price, and
I'll dish out the cold cash. Lt. James
Brumbaugh, 756th SAW Co.
IF anybody is leaving the post and
vacating a small, furnished apart-
ment in Tampa between now and De-
cember 17th, I'll appreciate your let-
ting me know. Lt. J. M. Shulman,
SOLDIER and wife would like fur-
nished house or apartment, three
rooms preferred; kitchen necessary.
Near Drew, if possible. Phone
H-22383, S/Sgt. Frank Tribuzio, 595th
So.. 396th B Gn.
WOULD like to heir from a WAC WILL pay reasonable price for radio
from Brooklyn. Youse and I would get power transformer with 5-volt and
along fine. Let's woik out something 6.3-volt windings and center-tapped
along dose lines. Sgt. Sal Loperfito, h.v. winding about 350 volts each side
592nd Bomb Squadron, 396th Bomb of center tap. T/5 B. Wolff, 748th
Group. SAW Co., or call 372.
AT~rrT~%1:M V1. QR Al
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.
ATTENTION, Bachelor officer with
car: If you'd like a single room with
showers, next to Tampa Yacht Club,
ideal surroundings, call Lt. Dunsmore,
Ext. 275. Car is essential; opportunity
for joining motor pool exists, how-
WILL share house or room in nicely
furnished house, off Columbus Drive.
Close to Drew Field, transportation
inexpensive. Call Cpl. L. Malz, Ph.
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 nex'er forget. Sgt. John D. Natale,
592d Bomb Sq' 396th Bomb Group.
ROOM with bath, located in garage,
entirely separate from house. Located
on Gulf of Mexico at Clearwater
Beach. Wonderful view. Contact Capt.
L. L. Bobbins, Ph. 476.
BEST looking soldier of the Hqs and
Hqs Sq. Third Fighter Command,
would like to make the acquaintance
of Drew Field's WACs. Hurry, girls,
you don't know what you're missing!
Pvt. Sal Cedrone, Ext. 307.
DEAR SIR-Have sold my portable
typewriter, and appreciated the ad-
vertising a lot. Yours truly. Carvie
W. Mills, Hqs & Hqs Co., 5th SAW
WANTED-Wife. Five feet tall, or less,
to live on a staff sergeant's pay.
Curvaceous blond or red head pre-
ferred. Preferably around 25 years
old. WAC or civilian, it doesn't mat-
ter. I'm awful lonesome. Please hur-
ry! Arthur Riddick. Hqs & Hqs Sq.
Third Fighter Command.
LT. DEAN B. ADAMS, your file of
important cards is in the ECHOES
WANTED-A wife, 5 ft., 6 in. tall,
brunette, curvaceous, about twenty-
three years old. Interested parties
please call T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton, Ext.
IF Cpl. Moore, Aviation Mechanic, na-
tive of Idaho, is still at Drew; I'd like
to hear from him. Hurry, Corporal,
time's a-wastin'! Miss U. Bates, No. 8,
71st St.. St. Pete.
AUTOMJ.uOBILE i, o on up. Also, nome
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
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.
WOULD like to chug along the roads
in my own little auto. Would you
like to sell one? If so, call or write
Lt. Arthur Settel. Base Intelligence
Section, Sarasota Army Air Base.
Sarasota. Telephone 2531, ext. 202.
PLEASE, please report any available
sewing machine to the WACs. Will
pay any price for anything that runs,
we're that desperate. Dust off that
old attic model-we want one badly.
Call the WACs at 231.
FOUR or five nalf-way decent tires.
attached to a half-way decent car, in
half-way decent running order. Hope it
isn't a gas 'n' erl eater. Might even
pay $100 to $150 for a good deal.
Corporal Caesar Purini, Ward B. sta-
CANDID camera, preferably 35 mil.,
but will pay cash for anything suit-
able for photographing Florida scenery
plus Florida girls. Call Lt. Robert F.
Tennant, Ph. 601.
SMALL suitcase or traveling bag, suit-
able for furlough. Send card or call on
Pfc. Richard Adams. Ward B-19, Sta-
OFFICER'S dress overcoat, size about
37. Will pay reasonable price. Contact
Lt Bradlin, Hq. Co. 503d SAWR.
SOLDIERS' wives offered short-hour
shifts at PX cafeteria. Call Lt. Dok-
ker, Ph. 874.
BROADCASTING operators, Air Corps
soldiers, who are itching to get radio
equipment into their hands, contact
Lt. Kluge, Ph. 258. Monitor and en-
gineer Drew Field radio broadcasts
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.
THE Drew Field golf course is kept in
shape by the men who play on it.
Cut a row, then swing a club. Best
way we've found yet to spend a day
GIVE AWAY BRING your mending worries to the
GIE AWAYofficers' wives, each Tuesday morn-
ANY old radios around you're not ing before 10 a.m. They gladly sew
using? Leaving the field, and don't on insignias, mend those rips, sew on
want to drag them along? The 2nd that button, and don't even charge a
Trng. Battalion will accept loud smile.
speakers, chassis, and any other parts RADIOS REPAIRED Capable men
you can spare. Radio classes learn by would like experience. Only charge is
reassembling. Contact Lt. Adams. Ph. price of parts. Phone Sgt. Harrist.
326. Ph. 364.
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE
FREE WANT AD CLASSIFICATIONS
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY 0 WANTED TO BUY
PERSONNEL IN SWAPS
Drew Field Echoes LOST AND FOUND
Base Special Service Office FOR RENT
8th & "B" PERSONALS
WANTED TO RENT
Ad Classification .......... ...
Name .. ................... Org ........... ...
(GOOD engagement ring, brand new.
(Boohoo!) Size 5. Will sell for $25 if
you want it for a pretty enough gal.
Pvt. David Dickson, Co. D, 1st SAW
MODEL '39 Harley Davidson motor-
cycle. Peppiest thing on wheels. Call
on Bill Caddick, 2d Reporting Co.,
591st SAW Bn.
1937 CHEVROLET sedan. Car has five
good tires, is newly painted and its
motor is O.K. Interested persons call
SEWING machine; electric, portable,
plus all accessories. It's in excellent
condition, though an old model. $110
will make it yours. Call 619, Capt.
1934 FORD, two-door sedan, in very
good condition. Four terrific tires.
Contact Lt. Brewer, phone 534, or
visit at Base Motor Pool. '
HAVE a 1933 Chevrolet convertible,
five pretty good tires. Two of them
new re-caps. Good running condition,
Excellent pick up (???). Price $165.
Sgt. R. L. Savel, Co. A, 5th Tng. Bn.
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 Club registered
Cocker Spaniel puppies. Sweetest
mascots you ever saw, and grand
gift for that little wife who sits
home waiting for you. Call Warrant
Officer J. W. Lien, 1219 South How-
ard, Tampa, Ph. H-3668.
1936 BUICK coupe, excellent condition,
five excellent tires with safety tubes,
34,000 original mileage. Price $800.
Can -be seen at 5704 Miami Ave. Ph.
5-2747. Pvt. Donald Craver, 5th Tngb.
1937 BUICK 4-door sedan, good con-
dition, tires fair, radio. Just the car
for a big operator, only $425. Call Sgt.
Meekins, Ext. 336 or see after 1700 at
5210% Suwannee Ave.
TRAIN ticket from Newark, New Jer-
sey to Tampa on Silver Meteor. Rea-
sonable rates to deserving guy. Con-
tact Pfc. Parnes, Base Property Of-
fice. Ph. 528 or 529.
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.
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
DO you go to Bradenton every day?
Would like a two-way ride. Leave
camp at 5 p.m. and return at 7 or
7:30 a.m. in the morning. Will pay
gladly for transportation. Sgt. Yau-
man, Det. 5, 501st SAW Regt.
WANTED-Riders from St. Pete to
Drew. Leave St. Pete at 6:15 a.m. and
leave Drew at 6 p.m. Also would like
to pool my car, perhaps. Call Pfc.
C. J. Passapa.
INTERESTED in a car pool or a ride
from Oldsmar every day? Arrive at
Drew at 8 a.m. and leave at 5 p.m.
Contact Pfc. Edward L. Aman, % Per-
sonnel section. 1st SAW Training Bn.
RAILROAD. ticket for sale. Tampa to
Albuquerque via Memphis and Ama-
rillo. Reasonable rate offered by Lt.
M. T. George, Base Weather Station.
FOR SALE-Two one-way bus tickets
from Tampa to St. Pete. Lucky pur-
chaser may get them both for 50c.
Call 287, or stop at the ECHOES of-
fice, 8th & B.
WANTED-Officer to drive 1941 Mer-
cury sedan from Tampa to San An-
tonio, Texas or vicinity. For details,
contact Lt. Alexander at H-47452 in
Tampa, or H-4871, extension 22.
WOULD you like to drive car back to
Tampa from Dallas or Fort Worth,
Texas? Will leave Texas January 1st.
If you need a ride, call Pvt. H. M.
Slaughter, Special Service section,
Hqs & Hqs Sq, Third Air Force,
RAILROAD ticket from Tampa to Sa-
vannah, Ga., for sale half price. Price
$4. Atlantic Coast Line. Pvt. I.
ukoenig, Hqs & Hqs Sq, Third
GOING TO ST. PETE? Sergeant would
like ride to St. Pete every Saturday
at or soon after 5 p.m. If you're pa-
triotic, or just a helluva swell per-
son, call 287 and it'll be appreciated.
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.
WANTED TO RENT
HOUSE.- NOTIFY CAPTAIN VAN
SISTINE, PH. 810, RIGHT AWAY.
SOLDIER and wife would like tur-
nished apartment, preferably in vicin-
ity \of Seminole Heights. Phone CpL
Jerry Kowalski, ext. 645.
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943
Know About War
And Odd Places
By PVT. EDWARD J. CARLIN JR.
SFour.soldiers, now with the Fourth training Battalion,
have seen this war from scattered 'battle areas of the world
and are'resting up and recounting strange tales about unique
customs and peoples.
The soldiers are Staff Sgt. Maurice Kornick, Master
Sgt. Bob Levinson, Tech. Sgt. James Curley and Sgt. Sam
With many experiences under take half her family as chap-
their belts and tales to tell, the crones whenever she dates!"
four have covered almost every T/Sgt. Curley, Philadelphia, was
spot in our war news headlines, stationed around Pearl Harbor
S/Sgt. Kornick, Africa; M/Sgt. one year previous to the Decem-
Bob Levinson, New Zealand and ber 7th incident and lists Scho-
New Caledonia; T/Sgt. Curley, field Barracks as the finest post
Pearl Harbor and South Pacific, in the world. Huge sport build-
near Solomons, and Sgt. Cubil- ings, post exchanges, the best the-
owich, Porto Rico. after he has ever seen on an Army
post and large amounts of recre-
S/Sgt. Maurice Kornick, na- national equipment mark this post
tive of Chicago, was a pioneer as something extraordinary.
of the South Atlantic Wing Because of the importance of
of the Air Transport Command. their position when they moved
out of Schofield into the Pacific,
Theirs was the job to prepare they were subjected to shelling
communications for African in- from Jap subs and vicious bomb-
vasion fields, ing attacks.
Twicestricken by malaria, "I am thoroughly convinced
that a man in a slit trench has
and severely burned as a re- the best chance in the world of
suit of a crack-up, he has the surviving bombing, strafing and
distinction of belonging to the other attack," he said.
Short-Snorter Club, having "Several of the new boys had
sn to learn to relax while under
shaken the hand of President fire, for concussion of a bomb
Roosevelt when he arrived at can wrench a back very easily.
Casablanca, and he has a close Several went to the hospital just
friendship with Lt. John J. De because they stiffened up in
Their slit trench and were bomb
Augelis, one of the Doolittle shocked.
party who spent several days on can tell you of the Ha-
a raft after the Tokio raid. w,,aiia.,, beh atie s e ..'
They enjoyed a furlough of 30
days together in the Windy City
upon their return to the states.
Sgt. Kornick also was enter-
tained by Pat O'Brien while in
Says he, "I can't tell you of our
routes, but can affirm the state-
ment that our boys are getting
A Grade in everything possible
"We had plenty of cigarets and
coke, cigarets that sold for five
cents a pack! Money had little
value. In -the Dutch possessions
we gained about 32 per cent in
the money exchange. The natives
were all called "Joe," of course,
and on the whole were pretty
M/Sgt. Bob Levinson, Los
Angeles, Cal., tells us: "New
Zealand is quite like Florida or
California as to weather. We
were stationed in a fairly large
city and lived in barracks about
a half mile out of the town on
what usedto be a cricket field.
"The girls are nice, the
beaches wonderful and the beer
was warm-until we persuaded
them that ice helped.
"We had a little trouble getting
used to English money and the
various denominations. The Red
Cross took over an entire floor of
one of the biggest hotels for a
canteen. Pretty soon they were
trying to make American ham-
burgers and other delicacies;
aided by American women who
had married New Zealanders.
"Almost every able-bodied man
is in the service and the girls are
conscripted when they reach a
certain age to serve in the facto-
riei- or WAAFS, an organization
similar to our WAC.
"New Calendonia, where we
moved to later, is one of the
unique islands in the Pacific in
that it has no malaria, but its
mosquitoes are enormous, biting
right through a mosquito bar,
"There's no servant shortage
for the Free French there, for
they hire Javanese and Tonkin-
ese on a 10-year plan.
"They are very small people
but muscular. The men dye
the tips of their hair all shades
of red and parade on Sunday,
dressed in loud-colored pa-
jamas, with the women follow-
ing behind in long white dresses
and bare feet. The Special
Service men did a very fine
job on the entertainment. We
had boxing every Saturday
night, movies three times a
week and many other forms of
amusement. Our barracks were
quite like the ones at Drew.
Oh, yes, the French girl must
called luaus, starting Friday
night and lasting the entire
week-end. The natives pitch a
sort of tent on the beach and
fish for lobsters and squid. The
squid is afterwards pounded
until soft and then cooked, the
result being what they call
'Hawaiian chewing gum' and
that's just how it's used. Very
"At our many organization
parties, the Hawaiian girls, who
for the most part worked in the
QM laundry, used to dance for
use. Everybody knows how to
play a guitar."
Sergeant Sam Cubilowich, who
served three years in Porto
Rico, found the same chaperone
system in effect as in Caledonia.
The girls had to belong to good
families before they were ad-
mitted to the various service
clubs, which were many in num-
"Living cost were next to
nothing before the war, but now
they ask 80 to 90 dollars a month
for an apartment," he men-
"The rum is very good and
very plentiful down there since
the island specializes in sugar
plantations. You had to know
Spanish or else. At first, EM were
provided classes in Spanish by
h.p CSprp t-'In "
DREW AF NURSES
First Official class flashes smiles.
The third class of Army Air Force Nurses to graduate
at Drew passed in review Saturday, November 27, at 1(
a. m. This group has the distinction of being the first offi-
cial class to graduate here
The reviewing party consisted Graduates were: Lts. Glass,
of Col. Melvin B. Asp, Reviewing Lieman, Hunt, V. Farley, Saybol,
Officer of the Day; Lt. Col. Jay Hallman, Oltarsh, Hardebeck,
Gamel; Nurses Commanding Of- '
ficer; Maj. James M. Lynch, Med- Henley, Coulter, Hill, Farrell,
ical Supply Officer; Lt. Argenta O'Mallen, Popper, McGrath, Bull,
Geist, who replaced Lt. Marie Herrell, Flaherty, Watkins, Mc-
Meridith as instructor; and Lt. Alpin, Cater, Mewman, Gandour,
Edna P. Herbert, Principal chief P. Farley, Faricy, Jellings, Eells,
nurse. Martin, Hammac, Cohen, Fackler.
New Drew Maternity Ward
Opens; Can Care for 23
An additional boon for the welfare of Drew Field serv-
ice men and their wives was added recently when the Sta-
tion Hospital opened the doors of its brand new maternity
Staffed by three obstetrical Gets 5th Job
specialists, eight nurses, one civil-
ian practical nurse, and three
WAC medical technicians, pa-
tients are assured of the best med-
ical attention available.as well as
freedom from the over-crowded
conditions now, prevalent in local
According to Captain James
Clapp, head obstetrician of the
ward, the new unit can accommo-
date as many as 23 patients, and
from the number of wives now
making use of the pre-natal clinic,
it is estimated that between 30
and 40 babies will be born there 4
With the latest in technical
equipment supplied by the Medi-
cal Department, and with its other
furnishings-including a father's
waiting room well stocked with
deep ash trays-contributed by
the Drew Field Women's Club,
under the chairmanship of Mrs.
Kenneth G. Baker, the new ward
is one of the most attractive and
modern buildings on the post.
All military personnel desiring
further information about the CAPTAIN E. b. DAILEY, has
ward are advised to communicate
with the Out-Patient Department been named Base photo officer,
of the station hospital. succeeding Lieut. Robert E.
REVERSING THE PICTURE at Second SAW, Colonel R. N.
Kunz and his staff pose for inspection. Pictured front row,
left to right, are Captain Taylor, S-3; Major Dunn, Execu-
tive Officer; Colonel Kunz, Captain McClellan, Adjutant;
and Captain Matthews, S-4. Back row are Lieutenant"
Flynn, Inspector Section; Captain Margoulis, Surgeon;
Lieutenant Hellner, S-2; and Lieutenant Jastram, S-1.
Price, who has been transferred
to Will Rogers Field, Okla.
Captain Dailey also is Base
Army Emergency Relief offi-
cer, Base war bond officer,
Base rationing officer and Base
insurance officer. In addition
to these assignments, he also
serves on courts-martial.
Staff Sergeant "J. O." Lang-
ford, Base Administrative Inspec-
tor's Office is now a "Pistol
tootin' Papa" of a bouncing baby
girl. The entire staff of the office
has been pacing the floor for the
past two weeks. All are now
happy and all is well in the of-
fice, according to M/Sgt. Robert
T/Sgt. Marty Brill, former No-
tre Dame halfback and Loyola
university coach, soon will get his
release from the Air Forces to
accept a commission as first lieu-
tenant in the Marines. Brill has
been stationed at the Santa Ana
Air Base, Cal.
765th Falls Back
But Takes 'Enemy'
In Mock Attack
By T/5 JACOB L. WARNER
Battle raged along both
sides of the men of the 765th
on their Saturday hike. A
careful ambush had been pre-
pared for the marchers.
No officer or EM participating
in the hike had any inkling of the
ambush until their advance scouts
proved their alertness by dis-
covering the "enemy."
As the attack developed the
troops fell back from the ma-
chine-gun, rifle fire, smoke pots
and tea gas. The troops then re-
organized and counter-attacked.
The fight finished indecisively
with many heated arguments be-
tween individual members of the
troops and the "enemy."
E Our nomination for chow hound
cum laude is T/5 Thdodore Mayer.
One night another company gave
a party near his barracks. Mayer
heard reports that it was possible
to crash the party and get a hot
dog. Immediately he arose from
bed, donned suntans and rushed
out in swift pursuit of a hot dog.
Believing. that extra effort
should have its reward, Capt. Fer-
ber, CO, has instituted a plan to
give both group and individual
reward. If, on daily inspection,
any barracks is judged best for six
days consecutively, that platoon
receives a week-end pass from
Saturday noon. Winner this week
was the fourth platoon.
In addition each platoon leader
decides which man in his platoon
has had the neatest bunk for the
week and that man also gets off
at Saturday noon.
War Orientation has become a
major job at AWUTC. With the
sending of qualified officers to
the Orientation and Education
School at Lexington, Va., to study
the principles of orientation work
and off-duty educational pro-
grams, AW will have a competent
staff to bring to the men mate-
rial of great value.
Three officers have already
completed the course-Lt. Fred
Babbin, War Orientation officer;
Lt. Rowland B. Kennedy, and Lt.
Aristides Copulos. The officers
to attend the next clas- are Lt.
B. W. Hedden, Lt. D. E. Eckles
and Lt. Seymour Chadaznik.
It has long been i lie, wish of
Brig. Gen. Stephen 'H. Sherrill,
Commanding General of. AWUTC,
that the men of AW be the "best
informed American soldiers."
By BOB HAWK
1. We know from history that
Napoleon met his defeat at
Waterloo. Who won the Battle
of Waterloo for England?
2. Is the most Iractical value of
birds-as game; as pets; as insect-
3. Boiling makes most foods
soft, i.e. meat, potatoes, etc. Men-
tion one food which boiling pur-
posely makes hard.
4. Why is paper placed in the
bottom of a pan in baking some
5. Might it take longer to brew
a cup of tea on Friday than on
6. Why are radiators made up
of a series of coils instead of be-
ing in one solid piece?
7. If you were looking down
from the balcony at a first-night
audience, why would it be easier
to spot Greer Garson's head than
8. Is cement made from con-
crete, or is concrete made from
9. What is the difference be-
tween a "wiseacre" and a "wise-
10. If you combined the two
colors that appear in the flame
of a gas range, what color would
(Answers on page 11)
SHOP AT PX BE YOUR OWN
AND MAIL EARLY SANTA CLAUS,
FOR CHRISTMAS E SHARE THE RIDE
VOL. 2, NO. 39 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA DECEMBER 2, 1943
SANTA COMES TO DREW
FOR INTIMATE TALKS
By PVT. "PAT" REITZ
Santa Claus came to Drew this week and asked soldiers
what they wanted most for Christmas and returned to his
Northern pup-tent a man wise with the wisdom of wishful
An intensified campaign
to collect more waste paper
so urgently needed by the
nation was announced yester-
day by Lt. John F. Kiernan,.
QM salvage officer.
At present, 200 cans are strate-
gically placed about the field.
An additional 100 cans will be
Co-operation of Drew Field
personnel is evidenced by the
absence of scraps of paper in
ditches, on lawns and the whole
Base in general, Lt. Kiernan
said. During the past six days
4,000 pounds of discarded paper
have been gathered.
Under the sponsorship of
Tampa's Junior Chamber of
Commerce, nearly 2,000 students
have been enlisted to add mo-
mentum to the drive. Junior
Commandos, of Tampa will col-
lect waste paper daily and bring
it to school with them.
Trucks from Drew Field's
motor pool will visit each
school to salvage paper brought
in. Lt. Kiernan said he hoped
for 10 pounds a week from
each student which would net
20 tons of paper.
Pointing out that our country
was in great need of paper, and
the situation growing more acute
each day, Lt. Kiernan urged
everyone to keep in mind that
no timber is being cut and the
critical shortage could be helped
by using writing paper on both
sides, smaller envelopes and
throwing newspapers into waste
An all-novelty vaudeville
unit, "What's Buzzin,'" is
a unique offering sponsored
by USO-Camp Shows that
will play here at the band-
shell on Saturday.
Gathered together in one trav-
eling unit are acts unlike any
others seen on the American
stage. It is a performance differ-
ent from any other camp show.
The show starts at 7 p.m.
"What's Buzzin' is one of the
major attractions of the -USO-
Camp Shows circuit which in-
cludes virtually all of the camps,"
naval stations and marine bases
in the country. This year the
organization is presenting more
units, and the talent scouts looked
for novelty acts that astound and
mystify., "What's Buzzin' really
contains more than its share of
novelty and at the same time is
a rollicking comedy hit.
Here's the cast: Miss Jean
Carter, mistress of ceremonies;
Toby Brodell, attractive, talented
young tapster; Sons of the Purple
Sage, novelty cowboy act; Plato
& Jewell, comedy magicians in
delightful deceptions; Valley &
Lynn, "Teletap" by dancers wired
for sound; Manny King & Jean
Carter, hilarious comedy; and
Irving Victor, pianist and musical
SRoaming about, unescorted but
certain of step (Santa served in
the last war you know) the
ruddy-faced gent contacted num-
erous soldiers who thought mostly
of home and furloughs and wives
It was a glorious day for.
him. He returned to the Echoes
office with a bagfull of
thoughts and expressed hope
all soldiers would get their
"This is a tough year for me,"
he said sadly. "I just left south-
ern Italy where thousands of our
soldiers are fighting and I wish
I could promise them victory be-
fore My Day arrives."
Santa brightened when asked
about Christmas, 1944, and with
a wrinkle of his four-roses nose,
opined optimism over a farewell
to arms before then.
Jots from his notebook in-
"I want a nice easy chair and
my pipe! Golly I'd enjoy a
long furlough during which I'd
sit and relax and relax and
smoke and talk and then mostly
relax again." This came from
Cpl. Joseph Ver of the 584th
whose home is Northampton,
"Gimme my wife!" was the
theme of Cpl. James Tillman of
the 584th SAW, Company A. "I
(Continued on Page 16)
HERE JAN. 6
Joe Louis, world's heavyweight-
champion, and his party were
tentatively scheduled to appear
here January 6, it was announced
yesterday by Lt. Charles W.
Lyons, Base physical training of-
The Drew Field stop would be
part of Louis' nationwide itin-
Arrangements for the probable
visit have not been completed,
Lieutenant Lyons said.
If it becomes definite that
Louis will appear here Lyons
would like to stage two exhi-
LARAINE DAY, lovely movie star who visited Drew Field
November 16 and 17, is swamped by autggraph-seeking
soldiers. The ECHOES will give $5 to the persons who can
point to an officer in this crowd. Miss Day said the other
day that officers had monopolized most of her time when
she visited Army posts. This was not the case at Drew Field.
Laraine Day Monopolized
By Officers? 'Not Here'
(An authentic report based on observations of ECHOES
staff members while Miss Day was at Drew.)
Laraine Day's complaint that commissioned officers
had monopolized most of her time when she visited Army
posts did not apply to her tour of Drew Field November
16 and 17.
In an Associated Press story I ve* O pe
from Hollywood Miss Day said, O pen
in part: "This isn't a complaint
sweet as can be. But darn it, I ga-rvice C lu
went on tour to entertain the eri- %
listed man and I didn't get much
chance to do it." Tuesday night the Service Club
Miss Day was given every op- in the Signal Corps area, held its
portunity to talk and eat with gala formal opening with Fletcher
enlisted men and women when Henderson and his grand band of
she was at Drew Field. jive boogiewoogie artists furnish-
On the two days she was here ing the music.
Miss Day spent ndt more than The place was crowded to the
about 75 minutes solely in the doors with soldiers, their wives
company of officers. Except for and sweethearts and girls from
these 75 minutes, the actress spent town. Henderson's band played
all her time with soldiers, encore after encore and when the
VISIS L E curfew time came the crowd was
VSISITS LlNE reluctant to leave. This orchestra
She visited the line and talked has repeatedly proved to be one
with the men who keep the planes of the finest dance bands in the
in the air. She talked with the country.
rnen who operate the crash boats. Miss Mable Nicks, hostess at
Sn Cha pin K en wth2, he me the club, expressed pleasure with
in Champion Kitchen 24 wherthe splendid turnout and is mak-
there was not an officer present. ing plans for regular entertain-
1And e ate su in t C plans for regular entertain-
Anec he atSe sero ind the WAC ments at the club in the near fu-
rnershall. She also used the WAC ture.
barracks to rest.
On the evening of November 16
itiiks Day went to Rec. Hall No. 1,
where she sat in the audience 588th Seeks
with 1,800 Joes. Later, she made
a stage appearance there. The fol- Broke Toys
(Continued on Page 16) Ok I
Officers' Wives Offer Broken or discarded toys-to be
repaired and distributed Christ-
Free Mending to GIs mas to needy tots-are now being
All enlisted men who have sought by the 588th SAW, it was
clothing in need of mending or announced yesterday.
minor alterations, or who need The Battalion will collect all
chevrons or insignia sewed on toys left at Tampa USOs. Soldiers
may avail themselves of free and officers of the 588th will de-
sewing service rendered by the vote off-duty hours to repainting
Officers Wives' Sewing Club. and "fixing up" the toys. Both
Clothes should be left at soldiers and civilians are urged
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock to aid the Battalion by leaving
each Tuesday morning, toys at the recreational centers.
The "squanderbug"-a new species of insect-has been found and badly mauled
by members of the 503d SAW Regiment, who this week started a War Bond Drive the
day before payday.
Plugging the sale of war bonds
as a tie-in with pay day, the
regiment staged a novel program
on Tuesday. Just south of the
orderly rooms was a bunting-
draped platform, set up under the
direction of Lt. E. G. Berger,
Special Service officer. Through-
out the day, guest stars partici-
pated in a fast-moving program,
and a special reward was ar-
ranged for all GIs who purchased
Lieutenant Colonel Norman E.
Evans, regimental commander,
started things off with the pur-
chase of a $1,500 bond. From
that point on, the guest stars in-
spired scores of soldiers to pur-
Grant Hoff held the spot of
MC, assisted by O. Z. Whitehead
and other visitors. Pretty Betty
Antilis stirred the audience with
some swell songs, and charming
Ruth Carter lent a hand in the
Harry Johnson and Joe Kenealy
ad-libbed a riot of comedy and
Vince Manning gave forth with
several vocal numbers. The
AWUTC band rounded out the
swell program with an afternoon
All companies of the 503d par-
ticipated. 1st Sgt. August Bonniot
speeded up the sales by an ad-
vance purchase of a number of
bonds and stamps which were
later sold to the onlooking
The new Drew Field band-
shell, fostered by Col. Mel-
vin B. Asp, Base commander,
is one of the finest in the
Army, according to those who
have performed there.
Joe Venuti, swing violin-
ist who packed 'em in at the
shell week before last, was
pleasantly surprised at the
shell's acoustical properties.
He was also enthusiastic
about the shell's ability to
carry the smallest note or to
send out the loudest fortis-
simo without the slightest
"I found that my band was
able to reach the last soldier in
the last row," he said. "And
the spacious dancing area in front
of the shell is the last word in
outdoor activities at any Air
The shell's true acoustics and
efficient seating arrangement
were no stroke of luck. They
were obtained after much
planning and redesigning.
Intensely interested in the shell
even before it reached the archi-
tect's drawing beard, Col. Asp
followed every detail and every
phase of its construction. Two of
the colonel's main interests in
the shell were that it provided
an ideal gathering place for va-
rious topnotch ceremonies at
Drew Field and that its profes-
sional theater atmosphere keeps
on the field many hundreds of
(Continued on Page 16)
The recent opening of a
new library, 4th St. between
Aves. M and N, has made
available 4,700 additional
books for Drew Field sol-
diers, Major Chester K. Del-
ano, Base Special Service of-
ficer, announced yesterday.
Senior Librarian Miss Hollis M.
Warnock is in charge of the new
building. Miss Warnock is assist-
ed by Private Delasandro.
Though located in the Signal
Corps area-next to the new
Service Club-the library is
available to all military per-
sonnel on Drew Field. Books
ma: now be obtained daily be-
tween 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The original stock was selected
and furnished by the 4th Service
Command. More books will be
added each month. A good indi-
cation of how current the library
stock will be kept is noted in the
fact that a blanket subscription
to the Book of the Month Club
is on order.
The library is modernistic in
its modified H structure. A peri-
odical room takes up one side,
where magazines of general in-
terest are conveniently placed,
while the other side is made up
of books covering nearly every
known subject. Reading rooms
with comfortable chairs and nu-
merous lig ts are available to the
student or the escapist.
Leading the field In books be-
ing taken out is "the Robe" by
Lloyd C. Douglas, "King's Row"
b-, Henry Bellaman and Heming-
way's "For Whom-the Bell Tolls."
Soldiers are urged to take ad-
vantage of the library, keeping in
mind that at no time -'ill men be
allowed to enter the library in
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. 0. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, December 2, 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. 19424
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 Timesi
VOLUME 2-NUMBER 39
Last week we were awakened from our
customary day of lethargy following the
ECHOES deadline, by a civilian who vol-
unteered to take three soldiers in his auto
leaving the next day for Ohio.
The civilian said no expense was in-
volved in the trip. He had a back seat
sans souls, and thought there might be
some Drew Field soldiers headed that way
on a furlough.
We know the difficulties of travel dur-
ing these days of capacity crowds, and we
were glad to take the driver's address.
It was too late for the ECHOES' classi-
fied, since our next publication was in the
We contacted Lt. George W. Kluge of
the Base Special Service Radio Section,
who suggested we announce the share-
ride over the PA system.
By 1 p.m. we had several calls from
soldiers who were headed toward Ohio,
and during the day others continued to
call this office and the Red Cross office
for additional information.
In our opinion, this is combined op-
erations with a capital "Swell."
Perhaps the cynical could label it in-
significant, but we contend insignificance
is the root of significance and mention
the incident as a splendid morale booster.
The civilian should be congratulated
in his interest in .the military forces.'
He recognized the jammed transporta-.
tion problem and the desire of soldiers on
furlough to get home as quickly and as
economically as possible.
He formed a bond between himself and
the soldiers who rode toward Ohio.
Not only that, he left a good impres-
sion with every soldier who heard the an-
nouncement, for we like to hear of such
consideration between the civilian and the
And again, he set a fine example, for
this is the holiday season and hundreds of
soldiers will leave Drew Field this month
for a few days of relaxation at home.
Nothing could be more compatible than
100 per cent co-operation from drivers-
both military and civil-who make every
effort to fill their cars before heading to-
ward destinations Main Street.
The ECHOES will be glad to take all
announcements. If they do not arrive in
timed for our Classified Ad page, we'll
pass them on to the PA man and they'll
Music, Maestro, Please
Fletcher Henderson and Joe Venuti-
both classical masters of the jazz hot
-have been at Drew Field and left thou-
sands of soldiers enthused over their
The nationally-known maestros played
to capacity crowds and more big-time
bands is the:answer to their shouts of ap-
We believe that recreation during off-
duty hours is a military must.
We send through the message center,
orchids to the officials responsible for the
selection of Henderson and Venuti and
look forward to other top musicians in the
months to come.
"Have you been eating crackers in bed again?"
Z.rom Our Chaplain-
A Prayer For Patience
By CHAPLAIN CARL W. HEWLETT
In these times of strife and trouble there is a great
need for men, as well as women, to put their faith in God
and to have more faith in those who are leading them.
Therefore this Prayer for Patience is given:
"O God, who makest cheerful-
ness the companion of strength,
but apt to take things in time of
sorrow, we humbly beseech thee
that if, in thy sovereign wis-
dom, thou sendest weakness, yet
for thy mercy's sake deny us not
the comfort of patience. Lay not
more upon us, O heavenly Father,
than thou wilt enable us to bear;
and since the fretfulness of our
spirits is more hurtful than the
heaviness of our burden, grant us
that heavenly calmness which
comes of owning thy hand in all
things, and patience in the trust
that thou does all things well.
"Almighty God, who alone
gavest us the breath of life, and
alone canst keep alive in us the
breathing of holy desires, we be-
seech thee, for thy compassion's
sake, to sanctify all our thoughts
and endeavors, that we may
neither be in any action without
a pure intention, nor continue it
without thy blessings; and grant
that, having the eyes of our
understanding open to behold
things invisible and unseen, we
may in heart be inspired by thy
wisdom, and in work be upheld
by thy strength and in the end
be accepted of thee, as thy faith-
ful servants, having done all
things to thy glory, and thereby
to our endless peace. Grant this
prayer, O heavenly Father, for
the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord
and Saviour." Amen.
Weekly Religious Services
Sunday, December 5
General Protestant Services, 10:30
a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7,
8 and 9.
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, and
8 a.m., Chapel 4.
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4.
Evening Services, 7 p.m., Chapels
3, 4, 5 and 9.
Sunday Masses, 7:30. a.m., Ward
B9, Base Hospital; 8 and 9 a.m.,
Chapel 2 and Theater 3; 11:30
a.m., Chapel 4; 6 p.m., Chapel 2.
Weekday Masses, 5:45 p.m., Chap-
el 4 (except Sunday): 6 p.m.,
Chapel 2 (except Wednesday.)
Confessions, Saturday, 4:30 to 6
p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m., Chapels
2 and 4.
Sunday services at 9:15 a.m.,
. Chapel 1; Monday and Thurs-
day conferences, 4 to 7 p.m.,
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1,
and 8 a.m., Chapel 4.
Presbyterian, 8 a.m., Chapel 3.
Methodist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 3.
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4.
Baptist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 5.
Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.; Friday, 8
p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m., all in
Christian Service Men's League,
7 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel 5.
Chapel 1-Ave. C and 8th St.
Chapel 2-Ave. E and 6th St.
Chapel 3-Ave. J and 2d St.
Chapel 4-Ave. L and 2d St.
Chapel 5-Ave. N and 2d St.
Chapel 7-Ave. M and E. 1st St.
Chapel 8-Ave. N and 5th St.
Chapel 9-Ave. K and 5th St.
Theater 3-Ave. K and 2d St.
Ration Book No. 4 may be
picked up today at the Base Ra-
tion 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 military per-
sonnel 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
and M valid; N, December 5; P,
December 12; all expire Janu-
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Green A, B and C in book 4
valid until Dec. 20. D, E' and F
valid Dec. 1 through Jan. 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.
New No. 8-A valid. A coupons
good through Feb. 8 for three gal-
lons; B and C good for two gal-
Inspection deadlines For A
book holders, March 31, B hold-
ers Feb. 29.
Period 1 coupons of new ration
valid through Jan. 3.-
'Tew definite value coupon good
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.
During the years preceding the war, the Nazis
dreamed of world domination. When the war
started and they reaped victory after victory
they were certain that their dream would become
a reality. But as time passed the wind
changed and the German people met defeat,
hardship and suffering-which they still face.
And now the Nazis, with their leader Hitler,
might well ask that question which a German
character asked in Howard Spring's novel, Fame
Is The Spur: "Where now are our dreams?" And
that question could well be answered in the
words of that same character in Mr. Spring's
novel who, while at a funeral watching a body
being lowered into the grave uttered these words:
"Into the breast that bore the rose."
Who in Germany can still dream of world
domination? Not even Hitler who is the leader
and god of the Nazis. Those who once dreamed
of victory now lie in the dust of the earth.
Where do the Nazis look for help now that
their god has failed them?
We Americans love our country and we love
our president. We respect, obey and honor him.
But we also believe in one who is greater than
any being on the earth. We, too, dream, but we
dream good dreams. We dream of a world of
peace, happiness, justice, liberty and love for
We dream of a world in which all people will
love, obey, honor and believe in the divine God
who is maker and ruler of the earth and heaven.
PFC. LEON DAVIS
Sun Gets In Their Eyes
On Saturday we had a nice review at which
time about a dozen company commanders were
commended for a "no venereal disease" record.
Several hundred of us stood squinting into
the bright sunlight during the entire program.
Come now, you officers who plan these cere-
monies, one of the first things this mere private
was taught was NEVER face your men into the
It couldn't have been because of the loud-
speakers, because they weren't working. (What,
no radio man available?)
Yours for better reviews,
PVT. H. F. PATTERSON
Sig.. Hq. Co., 3d FC.
Raise Haircut Price?
I have a suggestion that might eliminate the
commando tactics used on G. I. Joe by barbers in
Army camps the country over.
My plan is simply to raise the price to 50 cents
if (and it's possible) the 40 cents now charged
does not offer the man behind the clippers a fair
wage. G. I. Joe isn't exactly rolling in the fold-
ing paper, but I think he'd rather pay the extra
10 cents and get a good job than have to refuse
a singe, massage, cream oil, shampoo, tonic, etc.,
and bring on that slap-bang finish that causes
Joe to grit his teeth and count to 10.
I'm sure those who did want one of the many
extras would get it more willingly if this little
psychology were put into practice. Joe isn't a
hard guy to please. He can take a lot.
PFC. EARL S. DRAIMIN
588th SAW Bn.
Pleasure for Penny and Half
I am a steady reader of your interesting news-
paper. I was wondering if I could send a copy
every week to the folks at home. If so, I would
be very willing to pay the postage. Hoping to
see your reply in the G. Ideas column, and thank-
ing you, I am
CPL. JAMES McGINN
Hq. Co., 553 Signal AW Bn.
Here's the answer, Cpl. McGinn, in the
G. Ideas column. The ECHOES is always
interested in its readers. Many Drew
Field soldiers send copies of the paper to
the folks back home. All you've got to do
is to roll the ECHOES in an envelope, af-
fix a 1l-cent stamp and mail it. We
think the home folks will like the paper.
Lots of them have been enjoying it a long
Something has been bothering me. There was
a memorandum sometime in April, abolishing
the "No smoking in mess halls" plan yet none
of the "No Smoking" signs have as yet been
Those of us who are smoking in the mess
halls are doing so because we know of the
memorandum, but many of the fellows, including
some of the officers, seem to think we are
breaking rules. Why couldn't those signs be re-
moved in the mess halls about the Base, as long
as there is some misunderstanding about it?
CPL. WILLIAM PETERSON
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943
- ,'Wife Wanted' Ad Four Flags, Four Weeks
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS 903d party with S/Sgt. Cabanne, Tst
Sgt. Mitchell Aycock, T/3 William Ferrell, Pvt. Clem Nied-
balski, CpL James Pierce, and Pvt. At Tesnar, pictured
above, beating out rhythm.
903d QM Turkey Frolic
Features Fun and Food
By CPL. A. ALLAN HARLAN
The 903d Quartermaster Turkey Frolic held sway at
the 314th Mess Hall last Thanksgiving evening, and is des-
tined to be one of Drew Field's outstanding social events of
Officers and enlisted men parked rank with hats and
caps, entering 'into the spirit of the occasion truly repre-
sentative of American democracy.
Food honors go to Staff Sgt.
Cabanne who prepared our excel- Service staff and to the perform-
lent chicken supper. His smoth- ers who did so much to make
ered fried chicken, southern style, our party a success.
was a gourmet's deligh.. Some
of us who bad assume that we After the floor show an old-
would be too full of Thanksgiv- fashioned "hoe-down" got un-
ing turkey to enjoy the meal der way, with Pfc. John Eaton
readily acknowledge our error, doing the calling. Lieutenants
and by the time the party was Berg, Jaeger and Cunningham.
o'er the cupboard was bare! really gave us a show of their
Sergeant Cabanne's able assist- own and to everyone's amuse-
ants, resplendent in "whites," men'.
were Pfc. Leroy Camauf, Pvt. It must be mentioned that
Kenneth McKinnis and Pvt. Oscar our party was greatly enhanced
Withers. by the presence of many charm-
ing women who came as wives
PIERCE PUNS and guests of the enlisted men
Master of Ceremonies Cpl. and officers. The quartermas-
James D. Pierce, and his Band of ter, Lt. Col. H. T. Reynolds,
Georgia Peach Pickers, was the expressed his pleasure in the
life of tht; party. Corporal Pierce's party and his confidence in the
remarks throughout the evening QM organization.
were "made to order." Credit for the evening's success
Everyone complimented the goes to the Commanding Officer,
boys except Tech. Sgt. Harold B. Lieutenant Fisher; First Sgt.
Stricker, to whom they dedicated Mitchell Aycock Sergeant Ca-
a timely number,, "Up Jumps the banne and others who worked
Devil."and others who worked
Devil. hard to make this party one that
Those in the "orkestry" did all will remember.
a grand job providing music
and entertainment. It consist- Mik ese O l
ed of Corporal Pierce and hisM I esell1 t Pay
guitar; T/3 Hiram Ferrell,
known as "Sweet William," Over PA System
fiddle; Cpl. Clarence Johnson, r yse
fiddle; Pfc. Adam Tesnar, gui-
tar; Pfc. Earl Como, mandolin; AWUTC music lovers will have
Pvt. Clement Niedbalski, bones, a chance to hear some real mel-
and Sgt. Wilburn Brown, vocal- ody-from jive to classics-every
ist, who specialized in "Pistol noon from 12 to 1 p.m. when Cpl.
Packin' Mamma." Adrian Mikesell, the organist
An extemporaneous artist on who used to play for Amos and
the program was Mrs. John F. Andy, will give out from Chapel
Kiernan, wife of Lieutenant Kier- Number Three over a loudspeak-
nan, who went to town on "The er system.
Little Brown Jug." At present this program has
GIRLS TOO been broadcast over the speak-
Through the efforts of Lieuten- er system only in the Signal
ant Fisher the Special Service Di- Cors Area. But starting next
vision provided a de luxe floor
show of talented feminine chamn- Saturday the music will be
lers who took the gang by storm, piped into the Air Corps Area
Our hearty appreciation to Ser- and the entire Field will thus
geant Whitehead of the Special
SWINGING A MEAN ROU-
TINE is Miss Frances Mc-
Cloud, who also pepped up
tempo at the 903d dance.
be enable t o near mte music.
Soldiers are invited to drop in
to Chapel Number Three during-
the program and badger Mikesell
in his den. They may either sit
and listen or walk up to him and
request a number. Mikesell will
endeavor to play every number
requested, when possible.
Chapel Number Three is at 2d
St and Ave. J.
AW Laff Parade
Sunday evening's AW Laff
Parade, starting at 8:15 p.m., in
Rec Hall No. 1, will feature a
number of stars. Joe Kenealy
will be the MC and will team up
with Harry Johnson in comedy
Other talent will include: Jules
Getlin, impersonations; Joe Ku-
charski, accordionist; William
Cutler, singer and dancer; Ken-
neth Francois, pianist; Bob Cas-
sidy, dancer; Gloria Wood and
Berty Loftus, singers; and the
AW Dance Band, directed by
Of 69's Eaton
By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
"Wanted-A wife ."
Just a few simple words
appearing in last week's clas-
sified advertisements of the
Drew Field ECHOES-but
thereby hangs a tale. It's the
story of T/Sgt. Elwood F.
Eaton of the 69th Army Air
It was a long and circuitous
route that brought '"EUie" from
the hinterlands of Broadalbin.
N. Y., to the promised land of
Tampa. However, nothing re-
markable happened to the boy-
wonder until he emerged from a
four-year sojourn at Syracuse
University with a citation, "Bach-
elor of Music," for meritorious
achievement in voice and piano.
At this precise moment, a
certain Local Draft Board in-
tervened. The former "Mister"
became a khaki-clad lad in
one of Uncle Sam's Artillery
units. After having survived
the probational period of a re-
cruit, our erstwhile civilian
was handed the rating of "Pri-
vate." So attached was he to
this new station in society that
Ellie held on to the title for a
long, long time.
Our hero's proficiency as an
Artilleryman paved the way for
his reclassification and subse-
quent transfer to a band. When
Drew Field's Band was activated,
Ellie came here to help Band
Leader Lester G. Baker guide the
destiny of the 69'ers.
In his proper medium, success
came swiftly to the lad from
Broadalbin. Chevrons decorated
his once barren sleeves.
The once. golden-voiced tenor
became just another um-chug-a-
chug horn player. Though he had,
by this time achieved the posi-
tion of top ranking non-com in
the band, T/Sgt. Eaton's success
was hollow-there was something
lacking in his life.
Then came the fateful morn
when Sgt. Jess Zimmerman, of
the Drew Field Public Rela-
tions Staff, sensed the unhappy
nature of Ellie's existence.
The sympathetic and senti-
mental Jess couldn't let this
happen to anyone, least of all
an old friend. Came the ad
(to wit: "Wanted-A Wife") in
the ECHOES, and the void that
was once so much a part of
Ellie's life will soon cease to
Letters and calls have deluged
our hero-the inspirational force
of it all is reflected in the soul-
ful vengefulness with which the
sarge toots his French Horn
these days-and so complete is
Eaton's happiness that he is al-
ready talking about re-enlisting
when the terms of his present
Wonder what will happen when
Ellie makes his choice of the
"one and only" from the long
list of candidates, and someone
will have to face the ire of the
women scorned. Oh well, maybe
Sgt. Zimmerman will think of
something when that time comes?
To Hear Turfulli
Corporal Llambi Turtulli, famed
opera singer, will be featured at
the next monthly meeting of the
Drew Field Officers' Wives club.
The group will meet at 1:30 p.m.,
Dec. 8 at the Officers' club, First
street and Avenue M.
Corporal Turtulli, before in-
duction, was prominent with the
San Carlos Opera company. He
has sung and studied in numer-
ous European cities.
Wives of all officers stationed
on Drew Field automatically be-
come members of the Drew Field
Women's club. They are invited
to take active participation in the
functions of the organization.
Facilities are available for
members who have children and
their care is provided for during
KITCHEN 24 BEST MESS HALL FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW!
All-time AWUTC mess hall champions-are the boys from
Kitchen 24. Last week, however, they lost their title by a
slim margin to Kitchen 20. Standing, left to right: Sgt.
Dwayne Dillavou, S/Sgt. David Patterson, T/5 Alfred Bonin,
T/Sgt. Alexander Pinchuk, mess sergeant; S/Sgt. Clyde
Shireng, S/Sgt. Tim Keithley and S/Sgt. Marion Ward.
Kneeling: S/Sgt. Herbert Larsori, Sgt. Thomas Dann and
S/Sgt. Emil Kovacevich. Seated, and proudly displaying
the sign hailing his organization as all-time champs, is the
mess officer, Lt. R. B. Wallis.
'BONDS FOR BUNDLES',
NEW MOTTO OF 569th
By CPL. HANK GOODMAN
A new slogan, "Bonds for Little Bundles" would be
very appropriate to the contemporary practice in the
569th's Headquarters and Plotting company. Any fears you
might have once had about a possible decrease in the birth
rate need no longer obsess you.
Alarmists take heart so-
cial workers beware! And here's Headquarters and Plotting Com-
another cliche ... "The situation pany glowed with the well-known
is well in hand." pride of having accomplished
It all started when T/5 Sheldon something a
Lines announced that he had just Then one day, Staff Sgt. Tom
become a father of an eight-and- Arant announced a ten-and-one-
one-half-pound boy. half-pound boy. The men acted
"Congratulations!" s o m e body automatically. A Pfc., admittedly
shouted, bad in arithmetic, was momenta-
"Thanks," returned Sheldon, rily confused, and thought that
suddenly feeling very original, this called for a double Bond.
The next day must have been Somebody took him aside and
pay day, because a number of the explained it on paper. "I still
boys were already talking about don't get it," he went away say-
buying a little something for ing.
Sheldon's son. It may have Since then, Sgt. Jim Luz and
started with just a rattle or maybe T/5 Steve Bernath have an-
some blocks, but in a sort time nounced their eight-pound boys.
they all decided upon a War Almost immediately, the mar-
Bond. ried men in the company flooded
"Why not be patriotic about it the orderly room with requests
at the same time!" an eager but for furloughs, presumably to get
obscure corporal suggested. in on that deal.
Like Topsy, the idea just grew. "It is not true, stated Lt. Rob-
The collection was purely vol- ert B. Langan, company com-
untary, the feeling warm, the re- mander, that unmarried men can
sponse enthusiastic. The bond apply for the same privilege.
quota was reached in double "They are not in the running!"
time. he declared, and blushed furi-
Sheldon was overwhelmed and ously.
766fh GETS NEW CO
By PVT. ROBERT F. PEYRAUD
Captain Glenn B. Daughton was appointed CO of the
766th SAW Company last week, replacing 1st Lt. 'James W.
Penkake who had commanded this company since it was
This surprise move gives the
766th a company commander who
has had two years experience
overseas and an active, tightly
packed career in electrical en-
gineering. Captain Daughton,
Carnegie Tech graduate, is an
Army man who came up from the
ranks to serve as Assistant Signal
Officer of the 26th Fighter Com-
mand in the American Theater
and as a Company Commander in
Panama and Trinidad.
On the occasion of his intro-
duction to the 766th, Captain
Daughton said: "I am happy to
be the commander of an organiza-
tion with such a record of excel-
lence as the 766th."
Lieutenant Penkake, beloved
by every man in the outfit, gave
a farewell talk to the men
which left an impression long
to be remembered by all who
"I know you will co-operate
with the new company com-
mander in the same fine man-
ner you have worked with me,"
he said. "Although I can't be
with you, I want each soldier to
know that wherever this outfit
goes, ni1 be there in spirit."
Every member of the 766th re-
gretted the transfer of Lieutenant
Penkake, knowing the swell job
he has done as originator of the
company and realizing that their
high morale was but a reflection
of his leadership and fine sense
of fair play. And every soldier
resolved to bend over backwards
to uphold the company reputation
for Captain Daughton.
We are proud to announce the
promotion of 1st Lt. Fogel to the
rank of captain. He is our doctor,
and every GI in the 766th feels
secure in knowing that his med-
ical requirements will be at-
tended by such a capable man as
Thanksgiving was a smooth,
festive day for all our boys,
and there was turkey aplenty
for everyone, including those
wolves of ours whose stomach
sizes are similar to barracks
bags. Even T/5 Jack Daly, our
squat, stubby little pal, satisfied
his ravenous, barracuda-like
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY,"DECEMBER 2, 1943
Three-Medaled Soper Knows How to Dress
mk.*yms s.i *
At 503d Dinner
By S/SGT. LESTER SHEAR
The big news of the week at 503d SAW concerned the
get together of enlisted men, officers, wives, parents and
guests for Thanksgiving dinner served at Mess Hall 20.
In fact, the news was so big it hit the news section of
the Tampa Tribune, pictures and all. The hall was decked
out with table cloths, and grinning waiters. Entering the
hall, everyone was agreeably surprised with the beauty
of the decorations and the mixed aroma of pine and roast
Hundreds of pretty wives and hanging around Walgreen's lately.
girl friends did much to add to The answer is the cute little red-
the beauty and color of the sur- headed number who works there
roundings. Present also were After working together for
the motor pool's six WACs. over a year, Sgt. Frank Robert
It was discovered that the fe- D'Oria, message center, and Cap-
male GI is just as much chow tain Frank Robert Delaney dis-
hound as the male. Another spot covered the similarity of their
of color was added by five given names and initials.
Marines, one of whose comments MARRIAGES AND STUFF .
was "No thanks, I haven't room T/Sgt. Pete, L. Lainanna was mar-
for two dishes of ice cream!" ried in Philly while on furlough
After that we knew the meal was and returned with the wife, for-
a success. merely Rose M. Calabratti, just in
SMOKE RINGS time to enjoy Thanksgiving din-
A new round of cigars popped ner. Company C has two more
up a few days ago with three men bn furlough heading for that
officers rating those new and marriage noose T/4 James T.
shiny silver bars. New 1st Flannery and Pvt. Ernest Gadsby.
Looeys are Lts. Gilbert H. Bertie, Pfc. Voyde Stafford of Com-
CO of Company A; William F. pany B is.now collecting separate
Burke Jr., CO of Headquarters rations. Asked to comment on
Company, and Llewellyn Helsley, married life, he and the wife
Assistant Adjutant. Congratula- both chorused, quote "Oh boy,"
tions and lots of luck with the unquote. .. Congratulations and
new rank., new allotments to Sgt. Homer C.
ODDS AND ENDS: Congratu- "Snuffy" Henderson and T/5
nations to newly appointed 1st/ Frank W. Burris, proud papas of
Sgt. Jim Smith of Headquarters two healthy new tax exemptions.
Company. Looks natural to see
Jim's secretarial spread in the
driver's seat The battalion Thanksgiving Eve
finds itself momentarily without -*WIa f
an Executive Officer; Capt. O
Harold Foss, noted for his former Party of50
work as director of the -battalion
motor school and pool, having T,,, 1 ,0
been transferred to the 721st.. TUFrnS Vut 1I,50
1st Sgt. Dick Dray of Company
A having a difficult time bal- One of the gayest parties ever
ancing his duties between the
company aid that better company held in the AWUTC was when
at the Tampa Terrace.- T/5 the 503d SAW held their regi-
Frank A. Fimowicz's wife just ar- mental shindig on Thanksgiving
rived from Maryland. eve at Recreation Hall No. 1. Ap-
Nicest advances of the month
go to the Smiths-Edward and approximately 1,500 soldiers, wives
Sidney, both T/5's and both of and sweethearts, plus a goodly
Company C. They were accepted number of WACs attended.
as Warrant Officers (jg) on the There was plenty of good food,
same day. beer, dancing and entertainment.
Not a tip for everyone named In the entertainment end of the
Smith to apply, just a correlation evening, Cpls. Joe Kenealy and
in ability.. All of the battalion's "Rajah" Bergman had the audi-
best wishes go to Staff Sgt. Dick ence in the aisles with their big-
Rihm of Company A, the man time comedy act.
who held down the Sergeant Practically all the officers of
Major's desk for those many long, the 503d were in attendance, in-
dark days of the school's early cluding Lt. Col. Norman Evans,
history. commanding officer.
Dick has been transferred to
the 5th Training Battalion 'Dead' Paratrooper
Plaudits again go to that hard
working crew of the T. & T. De- Leads Grid Team
apartment who slaved away both
night and day to change over the Sparkplug of the Lakehurst (N.
battalion telephone net. They J.) Naval Air Station grid team
are T/Sgt. Ira Lowman, S/Sgt. this fall was a Marine paratrooper
Eric Gaich, S/Sgt. Ivan Dibugo, once given up for dead on a South
S/Sgt. John "Sack" Loth and Sgt. Pacific battlefield. He is Pfc.
Jim Russell Sgt. Richard John Dudenake who was struck
"Nova" Novakofski, Co. A Supply by an explosive shell and injured
sergeant, hit the jack pot by win- so badly that a passing captain
ning the ECHOES football con- thought he was dead. Later he
test five weeks out of seven, was picked up and taken to a
Nova now has smoker's cough South Pacific hospital where he
and a pocketful of change .recovered, was shipped home and
Pfc. Harold Bosworth has been stationed at Lakehurst.
1st Sgt. Dray
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Who will buy me 12 pairs of nylon stockings and two girdles
for Christmas?" Pvt. Alice Scragsnapple (WAC).
For goodness sakes, Alice! Last week you wrote in and asked
what time it was and I told you it was Thursday. As for the nylon
stockings and girdles there is a guy by the name of Fooldang Bump
who lives somewhere between Fallstang and Grooplong streets who
knows a guy who lives under a lake who is related to an Indian bull
charmer who used to go to moron school with Sadie Kazzburp who
used to run around yelling "The termites are coming" and this Sadie
Kazzburp will introduce you to a chump who runs a college to train
ants to play the oboe. If you can find this chump he knows a guy
by the name of Longbelly Phootlop who used to know a woman who
lived in a lemon cave who was related to a varlet who used to know
a character who used to have a pair of nylon stockings and one
frayed girdle. Follow these directions closely and maybe you can
come near someone who will have a pair of nylons and a girdle for
"I don't like to stand reveille. What can I do about it?" Pvt.
Tell your first sergeant that it offends your very soul. I am sure
that he will sympathize and offer you a soft job, such as a sanitary
orderly in a latrine or a kitchen constable.
"How do I get to First street and K?" Pvt. Oof Gunk.
And now to further direct Pvt. Mustgoolp Vitfit El Pazzbelch
along the road to Shangri La, the land of the beautiful blondes. We
last left Pazzbelch up in a tree where he was taking his calisthenics
after leaving the land of the singing cats. Now, Pvt. Pazzbelch, you
must come down out of that tree and run like the wind until you
come to Beulah. Beulah is the only'person this side of Mongaria who
can handle' the Singing Monster and Bullface. Once Beulah leers at
these montrosities they run in all directions shouting: "Who's crazy
The reason for this strange behavior on the part of the Bull-
face and the Singing Monster is that Beulah has a strange face. She
has three mouths, seven eyes and two and a half cheeks. Also she
wears baked potatoes in her hair. Elude Beulah.
Then you will come to a man who constantly spits into the
wind. He has been doing this for 49 years and the only reason he
gives is that "some day I'll spit into a boomerang wind and won't
have it blown back into my face." Elude him, too.
But you must go left now. Because shortly up the road there
will be several Flomdats who have been hired by Lady Epplebomb
to elude you. These Flomdats go around biting houses in an effort
to outdo the rare Mongarian termite, which is called a googuloof.
These Flomdats will try to throw you into a swamp and make you
eat one of their gookenstapple sandwiches. These sandwiches are
made out of one part glass, several parts of extra duty and one part
weather reports. These are not good. Elude them.
Then you will come to the "Stamping People," those people
born while the rug was on fire. These people will insist that you
listen to them while they yell in unison: "Who slugged Beulah?"
Now you are getting into ticklish territory. Several churls will
come bounding down the road waving their arms wildly and de-
mand that you hurl yourself off a building. Just for fun.. Do not do
this. Elude them. Even. tickle them, if you must.
By now you will have come to the leaking lake. This lake has
a hole in the bottom and Lady Epplebomb has been trying to stop
it for years. She has even had several of her biggest Flomdats under
the lake trying to stop it with pancakes.
Excuse me now. Silly Solly has called me at Swamp No. seven
to tell me that a varlet by the name of Gunk von Gooblestam wants
to becoihe a Flomdat. All I can say is that anyone wishing to be-
come a Flomdat will have to come to Silly Solly's, bring my fee
AND elude Lady.Epplebomb.
"Sir, my friend here would like to go on sick call!"
Veteran of First
War Gets WAC's
Best Dressed Eye
Five spic and spamacious
soldiers caught the Mysteri-
ous WAC's eye this week,
among whom was M/Sgt.
Raymond V. Soper of the
569th SAW, a veteran of
World War I and recipient of
the Victory Medal, Silver
Star, and Purple Heart.
"I took part in all five major
engagements in World War I,"
Soper confessed. "I was with the
15th Field Artillery, 2d Division.
I've become conscious, from my
Army experience, of the neces-
sity of being neat 't all times.
Being physically fit is the most
important thing, but being neatly
dressed runs a close second."
The men and officers in the
569th are proud of their master
sergeant. All offered bits of
information on the grand ex-
ample he sets for them.
Orchids, to you from us, Sir.
The Mysterious WAC has fin-
ally caught up with Richard A.
Dray of the 588th SAW. Called
to her attention foi weeks by the
boys in his company, Dray has
been avoiding the spotlight.
Handsome, neatly dressed, Dray
said, "I always try to keep as
neat as possible, both on and off
the job. Not only is it a good
example for the other boys, it
also boosts one's morale to know
that he looks all right."
Pfc. Joseph Schiavone, clerk
at Base Operations, could not
seem to keep his mind on the
subject at hand. On every
question asked by th6 Mysteri-
ous WAC, Schiavone, mumbled
about his girl back home, and
the fact that he was going to
marry her when he went home
"She's responsible for the way
I look," said Schiavone, "She al-
ways said that next to Godliness
came cleanliness. I was an assis-
tant golf professional, as a civil-
ian, and since I was associating
with important people, I had to
keep looking sharp."
"I'm from Texas, myself," said
T/Sgt. Jack Spruill, of the 576th
SAW. "That sort of gives me the
lead on the rest of the boys,
everybody that I know in Texas
is neat as a pin. I always try
to stay that way."
Pvt. Robert Yager, stated,
"There is only one answer to
that. I'm used to taking care of
my clothes. I just wouldn't -go
around looking any other way!"
New Service Club
Holds Gala Dance
Thanksgiving Eve saw the first
dance at Service Club Number
Two, in the AWOTC area, and the
hall was crowded almost to ca-
pacity. Scores of pretty girls came
from St. Petersburg to cut a rug
or three with the Drew soldiers
It is expected that many such
entertainments will be held in the
near future, according to Miss
Mable Nicks, hostess.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943
TAMPA PAGED ENGLAND last Sunday over the Columbia
Broadcasting System and the four gents, above, played an
important part. Left to right are Lieutenant Geiger, Drew
Field flying officer, Mr. Stetson Kennedy, research director,
Mr. John Becker, director, and Lieutenant Bauman of Drew.
The program was in collaboration with the British Broad-
casting Corporation and gave highlights on west Florida,
"The Isle of Flowers" as termed by Ponce de Leon.
For Range Firing
By CPL. JIM KILLINGSWORTH
"Lay that pistol down. ." Yeah, but pick up the Car-
bine! And that is just what the aspiring Wild Bill Hickocks
of the 501st SAW Regiment are going to do this week and
next. "Home on the Range" will be the regiment's theme
song, with every man spending six days on the range.
Kitchen 23 was the most pop-
ular building in the area last from up Idaho way, lost two
Thursday, when officers and men heart-breaking chances to snare a
alike enjoyed a wonderful repast bit of fame in the current Tamp'a
of turkey and all the trimmings. City Net Title play Lt. Eaton
GL's who brought guests includ- really gave us the once-over at
ed Messrs. McGahey, Rankin, inspection last Saturday, grudg-
Mueller, LoSardo, Dykes, Moun- ingly admitting later that the boys
tain, Parker, Woods, Hubbell, Al- are really getting on the beam ...
serstein, Kruimer, Hopper, Van- a sentiment also voiced by 1st Sgt.
Pelt, Taylor, Mormack, David- Piper. our wishes for a speedy
son, Maurer, Lewis, Black, ad- recovery go to 2d Lt. Charley
datz, Salem, Schomyan and Cor- Walker, assistant to the Adjutant,
nick. Now everybody is looking Lt. B. O. Greene Jr ... S/Sgt.
forward to what the "060's" can Charles Dietz looks pretty sharp
"cook" up for us come Christmas. in that new pair of GI glasses .
And while we're on the sub- Sgt. Major Neil O'Shea is expect-
ject, the boys in Kitchen 23 ing Anne in from New York any
would appreciate it very much if day now ...
those who inadvertently slipped T/Sgt. Russ Tittle, a Section
some 250 pieces of silverware into Chief at 501st Sig AW Regi-
their pockets would return same. mental Headquarters, ap-
It's a shame that a few people preached a fellow soldier on one
had to abuse the privilege ex- of the post's dark streets the
tended to all of us to bring a other night and inquired:
guest to the fine dinner. "Hey, Joe-have you got the
Last week a poet, this week time?"
a contributor a versatile "Joe" turned out to be a
fellow this Cpl. Frank Rich- "Sir," with bars on each shoul-
ardson. He pens: "S/Sgt. der which caused the
James E. Fry just back from Sarge to turn very red in the
furlough;. didn't bring a wife- face and stammer an apology.
just a photo, which is cheaper "That's all right, Sergeant," re-
transportation. We think he plied the officer, "you hit it right
believes in paper dolls. Inci- -my name is Joe!"
dentally, he is in charge of the T/Sgt. Tittle came dangerously
shotht mk a T/Sgt. Tittle came dangerously
shop that makes all the urni-close to fainting dead away!
ture that Grand Rapids don't!
Utilities is losing a good man-
T/5 Howard Adams, cabinet
maker extraordinary; oh, yes,
and baby crib maker!" 0 t
Incidentally, we understand
Cpl. Richardson is a direct de-
scendant of Robert Burns, the
famous Scottish poet which
such as the two little ditties we
have printed. By PFC. ALF
Those daily calisthenics are
really putting the boys in condi- The conversation in 76C
tion for example, T/Sgt. Russ Thanksgiving dinner. The oj
Tittle, who thinks he is just about
in shape for another trip to Inver- was the finest meal we have
ness. Careful, Russ, those tomb- This company has been keepir
stones are plenty hard-and this returning from furloughs going
time of the year, plenty cold!! T/3 Munyan returned from his cr
Cpl. Russ Holt has the boys gog- pleasant time in Dupont, Washing
gle-eyed with his spectacular Our S/Sgt. Dick Folland retui
pass-catching, looking for all the his wife there just to make a so
world like Don Hutson; and his our silent man from Philadelphia
passing would put Sid Luckman on Drew Field.
to shame. Wonder why the Drew Pfc. Alberto returned from
Field eleven hasn't signed him complaining about everything anc
Our mail clerk John Luiz has
GEE-EYE GOSSIP furlough to the land of snow and s
Congratulations to Sgt. Jim Dooley is now enjoying a furlough
Matthews of 1st Reporting Com- Walter Barrows is telling the
pany, who left last week to attend in Philadelphia.
Air Corps OCS; a swell guy, he'll This company has organized
make a fine officer Cpl. Dave to play any and all teams on Dre
Doane, a really fine tennis player to this company.
Stars GC Medals
By SGT. GEORGE A. WELLS
There's a bright spot on the
uniform of many a 568th vet-
eran these days as the result
of recent awards of the
Army's good conduct medal.
Awards have been made to
M/Sgt. Al Foster, S/Sgt. Paul
Rudolph, Sgt. Alfred Lyons,
Sgt. Earl Schenkel, Sgt.
George Wells, T/5 George
Wertz, T/5 Leslie Zeiger,
T/5 Louis Gilmore, T/5 Mar-
tin Jachter and T/5 John
After that excellent Turkey
Day feast, for which all Drew
Field mess personnel can take a
bow, many of the men of the
568th dragged their food-laden
bodies over to the atl91etic field
to watch Drew Field topple Camp
Weatherford 14 to 0.
The First Sergeant of Hq. &
Plot Co., "Dud" Bowman, who
once played football for the Uni-
versity of Iowa, was in at center
for Drew part of the game. So
the men of this outfit gave a few
substantial yells for the sarg and
his mates. But an occasional
cheer for Weatherford sneaked
out of the boys of the 568th. The
reason: this outfit was one of the
original settlers of Camp Weath-
erford, and there's a lot of senti-
ment connected with Bradenton.
GI's of the 568th are happy
over their new location on the
field. On "N," between 2d
and 4th, they now are near a
big PX, a movie theater, a
chapel, a rec hall and a mess
hall. For what more can a
The 568th plans to have at
least one team in the basket-
ball league planned by 5th Sig
AW Training Battalion. Pre-
liminary reports indicate our
quintette will be* one to be
Chaplain John Douglas has
joined the 568th and we know he
will find his new station a pleas-
Lieutenant Weinstock is mighty
proud of the drill squad he has
worked with so hard these morn-
ings. They go through massed
commands like a group of West
Pointers and those who have seen
ltem perform feel they can give
pointers to any outfit on Drew
Corporal Luber of 1st Report-
ing Company doesn't mind so
much the fact that he was ser-
geant of the guard and corporal
of the guard in succession. He
doesn't even mind the fact tnat
he missed a Turkey Day date
with his sugar. But now that the
lads have live ammunition in
their rifles, he says his is a down-
right dangerous job. He was
chall e n g e d -but good-more
times than he has strands of hair
on his head.
)th SAW was all about the
pinion was unanimous that it
ever had as soldiers.
ng their quota of men leaving and
at its regular pace. This week
oss country furlough after a very
rned from Salt Lake City. He left
songwriter feel silly. Cpl. Kramer
came back, almost glad to be back
Brooklyn the same way he left,
I anything, but not meaning any-
gone home on a much longed for
kiing, in New Hampshire. Pvt. Ira
folks all about the Army, he lives
a basketball team and is willing
ew Field. Address all challenges
By 2d SAW Lads
M .. ....x
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i..R ..u a .. a
Ruth and Flo from Ohio and Alice from
By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR.
Pinups for you GI's? Sure we got 'em! In fact we
now get them through the mail addressed to this columnist.
(Wish these guys would attach an address also).
For reasons known to the con-
tributor of the two Ohio girls for
our pin-up collection, I wonder
how he is going to explain to the
girl on the right why he said:
"Sorry, bud, double or nothing"?
. There's going to be a dead
bridegroom around the area
when Flo gets this pinup mailed
to her. Personally I'll take care
of the flowers for the man's bier.
. .. (That's the least I can do aft-
er starting this).
Appropriate detail: Katz chas-
ing stray dogs. Seeing Mister
Sgt. H. J. Katz on MP patrol took
the cake. Then seeing him round-
ing up stray dogs. .. Heck, we
can't resist the urge to be corny.
S. "Six striped Katz chase dogs."
"This Week's Orchid" The
other day here I saw a newspa-
per clipping concerning a grand-
mother of T/5 Sherman Howard,
chief mail clerk. "Yeah," I said
"grand mother."-A widow 74,
keeping the morale of seven
grandchildren on a high level .
she writes to them regularly and
says it's the most important role
that a civilian can play these days
. .. Sherman claims he'd like
to have "grandma's" hand sewed
quilts for these chilly nights.
While on the mail situation,
packages are beginning to roll in
. this morning T/5 Howard
looked like an "out of uniform"
Santa Claus" with the large mail
sack he had slung over his
The 748th SAW has a paratroop-
er rise and shine at reveille
and Kennedy pulls the rip cord
after leaping out into space from
the top bunk.
"Think that joke? That no
joke man!" will somebody
teach Joe Long and Steve Becsei
how to speak straight English..
S. without the broken frills.
"Izzie's Delicatessen" ... thanks
to Mom Gottleib the boys around
our neck of the woods here on
Drew have been treated to some
Lieutenant Powers gets some
melting sugar reports. .I got that
information from Lt. Dietrich.
All good things come to an end
and I guess now I'll have to take
the snapshot of "Alice" and at-
tach it to this article "Alice"
Westerly, Rhode Island. I heard
a lot about that town from T/5
George R. Bogue, but brother he
has never told me Alice lived
across the street from him.
Saint Becomes a General
. BUENOS AIRES-(CNS)-The
Virgin of Mercedes, patron saint
of Argentine land forces, has been
made an honorary general of the
8 f 1. ,_
1 rc~a~ ~~k~ .
"Boy, you should have heard me tell the first sergeant
where to go."
PAGE EIGHT FREE AMUSEMENTS FREE BEDS FREE SHAVES. '--DREW FIELD ECHOES, THUR
'This Is the Army' Comes to Drew for Eig
What To Do In Town
BRIG. GEN. STEPHEN H. SHERRILL, Commanding General
of AWUTC, purchases a pair of tickets for the gala pre-
miere of "This Is The Army" from his secretary, Miss Jean
Roth. The hit Army movie opened at the Tampa Theater
last night and opens at theaters here tomorrow.
: ,, ^" .""
PIN-UP PICTURE of Rita Lupino, Ida's sister, who is bound
to be one of your pin-up girls after you see her in "The
Heat's On," beginning December 8 at Theaters 1 and' 5.
Rita's long line of theatrical ancestors, as well as the record
of her famous sister, Ida, are well supported by this petite
"Are you an officer or just a second lieutenant?"
Noon-Wives' Luncheo n, 607
7 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. Club, sup-
per, 607 Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Spanish class, 607 Twiggs
Parish Night, Bingo, 506 Madison
Dancing party, 710 Harrison St.
P'tio dance, 214 North Blvd.
10:30 a.m.-Expectant Mothers
Class, 607 Twiggs St.
Noon-Wives' L u n c h.e o n, 607
- Twiggs: St.
6 p.m.-Fish Fry, 821' S. Rome
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun, 607 Twiggs
8 p.mf.-Music and Singcopation,
607 Twiggs St. Patio Dance,
506 Madison St.
8:30 p.n.-Musical feature, 214
SATURDAY, DEC. 4
Noon-Wives' L u n c h eon, 607
8:30 p.m.-Hillbilly band, 607
Musicale, 506 Madison St.
Party Night, dancing, 214 North
SUNDAY, DEC. 5
9:30 a.m.-Coffee Hour, 506 Madi-
Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St.
3 p.m.-Philharmonic Symphony
.broadcast, 607 Twiggs St.
4 p.m.-Fireside Party Hour, 214
4:30 -p.m,- Music Study Social
Hour, 607 Twiggs St.
Supper, 821 S. Rome Ave.
7 p.m.- Club Sing, 214 North
7:15 p.m.-"Let's D i s cuss," 607
8 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd.
MONDAY, DEC. 6
Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607'
2 p.m.-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs'
7 p.m.-C classical Music, 607
8 p.m.-Games, ping-pong tour-
nament, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
D.ebating Club (1st and 3d
weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Ne-
Spanish Class (2d and 4th
weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Ne-
8:30 p.m.-S ingcopation, 607
Special Program, 214 North
Movie, 506 Madison St.
6 TUESDAY, DEC. 7
Noon-Wives' Lunch-on, 607
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun,607 Twiggs
8 p.m.-Party, Service Center, 214
Photo Club (1st and 3d weeks),
214 North Blvd.
Dramatic Club (2d Id 4th)
weeks), 214 North Blvd.
8:30 p.m.-Community Sing, 506
'yping Class, 710 Harrison St.
9 p.m.-Chess Club, 214 North
9:30 p.m.-Educational Movie and
Typing Class, 710 Harrison St.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8
Noon-Wives' Luncheo n, 607
7 p.m.- Dance instruction, 214
7:30 p.m.-Glee Club practice, 507
8 p.m.-Dance, 506 Madison St.
Bridge, 214 North Blvd.
Spanish Class, 710 Harrison St.
8:30 p.m.-Feature Movie and
Camera Club, 214 North Blvd.
Coffe Hour, 706 Twiggs St.
The Army Service Forces (for-
merly Services of Supply) is the
organization charged with sup-
plying the Army with all services'
and material including transpor-
tation, keeping personnel records
and supplying mail service.
7:30 p.m.--Bridge Tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Chess and Checker Tour-
naments, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
Party, Christian Service Cen-
ter, Tampa and Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.-Dance for Drew Field
men, 1008 Kay St. (Negro).
SATURDAY, DEC. 4
7 p.m.-Dance, Elks Club, Florida
Ave. and Madison St.
7:30 p.m.-Soldiers chorus, Chris-
tian Service,Center, Tampa and
8 p.m.-Open House, YMHA, Ross
and Nebraska Aves.
SUNDAY, DEC. 5
1 p.n.-Open House, Tampa and
2 p.m.-Special guest hour, 710
Harrison St. Intersocial Club,
game:,, 506 Madison St.
5 p.m.-Navy Mothers Club, 3051/2
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refresh-
ments, Florida Ave. and Tyler
St. First Methodist Church.
6 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian
Service Center, broadcast over
7 p.m.-Vespers Service, Men's
Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro).
8 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field or-
chestra, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellow-
ship Hour, Polk and Marion Sts.
9 p.m.-Informal hour, Tampa and
MONDAY, DEC. 6
7:30 p.m.- Symphony Orchestra
practice, Tampa and Tyler Sts.
8 p.m.- Ping-pong tournament;
YMHA, Ross and Nebraska
Dance, 1008 Kay St.
TUESDAY, DEC. 7
6:30 p.m.-Victory Girls chorus,
1008 Kay St.
7 p.m.-Tampa Chess Club, De-
8 p.m.-Bowling tourney, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Au-
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8
7:30 p.m.-Ping-pong tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Community sing, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
9:15 p.m.-Camera Club and
Bridge instruction, 214 North
At Elks' Club
Aids Xmas Task
While enlisted men turn their
Christmas shopping troubles over
to the USO's, commissioned of-
ficers are sometimes forgotten in
the holiday rush.
Not so at the Elks' club, where
the Officers' Lounge, open every
day, has dedicated itself to solv-
ing Christmas shopping woes for
commissioned personnel. From
your gift list to the postman's
sack, helpful ladies will be pres-
ent to take care of the necessary
Tonight, December 2, marks
another gala formal dance for
commissioned officers at the Elks'
club. From 8:30 p.m. far into the
night, lady and gentlemen of-
ficers with their guests may frolic
at the club, Florida and Madison
Offer Free Beds
The Sarasota American Legion
Post, Sarasota, offers free lodging
for enlisted men any night of the
week, at the American Legion
You may secure reservations
by calling Sarasota 7757. The
coliseum is located at the corner
of Washington Boulevard and
Ninth Street, Sarasota.
The Scottish Rite Building, 502
E. Lafayette St., Tampa, houses
a free 50-bed dormitory, reserved
for service men.
Himmel! These Americans.
Information, guest cards, etc., at
the Recreation Office, Defense
Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. N.
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 3d St., S. Writ-
ing room, pool, games, mailing
service, sewing service, stationery,
shaving service. etc.
7:30 p.m.-Football dance, or-
chestra, Pier Center. Music Hour,
1 p.m.-Listen to football game,
7 p.m.-Games, pool, ping-pong,
checkers, USO Club.
8 p.m.-Dance at Pier, Tinsley's
9 a.m.-Coffee Hour, Sunday
papers. Home Center.
10 a.m.-Leisure Hour, USO
2:30 p.m.-Tea Dance, Orches-
tra. USO Club.
5'p.m.-Canteen supper. Home
Center. Snack supper, USO Club.
7 1.m.-Party. Pier Center. In-
formal dancing. "USO club.
7:3C p.m.-Dance instruction,
Ralph Case, instructor. Learn the
latest dance steps and dances.
USO Club. Square Dance, Pier
8:30 p.m.-Informal daz
7 p.m.-Game night. Pier Cen-
7:30 p.m.-Class cal Recordings.
Informal dancing. Games. Pier
Noon-Wives Club Luncheon.
Detroit Hotel. Wives of all en-
listed men cordially invited.
7:30 p.m.-Bingo. Prizes. Serv-
ice men's wives invited. USO
7 p.m. Games and informal
dancing. Pier Center.
8:00 p.m. Dick Spencer's or-
chestra. USO ClubN
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
John Darling Lodge, F. and
A. M., 610 Madison street,
Tampa, extends fraternal greet-
ings and welcome to all Mason
brothers. An invitation is ex-
tended to attend the weekly
Wednesday night meetings.
DAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943 i., FREE SHOWERS F.1E E COFFEE FREE EDUCATION .i.i PAGE NiNE
t Glorious Days of Theater Entertainment
.... .. .. .. ... ... .. .
What To Do On Drew
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..
Know Their Camouflage!
SLOUNGE. 601 Cleveland (op-
posite Capital Theater). Open
9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the con-
renience of service men.
BEACH CENTER. Open Sat-
hrday and Sunday from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Open week days by
request. Directions may be ob-
tained at the Lounge.
DANCES: Wednesday nights
from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.-.
St. Pete Wives
Of Enlisted Men
Wives of enlisted men living in
St. Petersburg are cordially in-
ited to become member, of the
Wives' Club there. The organi-
zation, which meets each Wednes-
day for "pot luck" luncheons at
the St. Petersburg YWCA, 338
First avenue north, has been in
existence for over a year.
SPrice of admission to the lunch-
eons is 30 cents or some -of the
foo(' needed for the luncheon.
Following the meal, the wives go
bowling, visit some of the beau-
tiful scenic spots near St. Peters-
burg or participate in other social
I Co-operating actively with the
Red Cross, Civilian Defense and
pther local agencies, the Wives'
Club of St. Petersburg will fur-
hish you with a busy and pleas-
ant schedule of activities. It is
run for the wives of enlisted men
by the wives themselves. Those
interested may phone Helen Ken-
nhe'1 phone 6968 at St. Peters-
bu or may stop in at the
'Main Bev. and
Clothing 2nd & Ave. F
Main Mdse. and Spec.
Order Dept. 2nd & Ave. F
'No. 1 8th & Ave. A
'No. 2 Area F on Ave. J
No. 3 8th & Ave. H
No. 4 E-lst & Ave. L
No. 5 Camp-DeSoto
No. 6 Plant Field
No. 8 4th & Ave. L
'No. 9 Hosp. Area-B-10
'No. 10 1st & Ave. J
No. 11 2nd & Ave. N
No. 12 Flight Line
No. 15 WAC'Area
3rd F. C. 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta. Ave. J at E.Fence
'-Branches with Soda Foun-
tains or Beer Gardens.
1os. 1, 2-and 4-6 and 8 p.m.
Nos. 3, 5 and 6-7 and 9 p.m.
No. 7-7 p.m.
No. 8-8 p.m.
Nos. 1, 3 and 7-2 p.m.
Nos. 2, 4 and 6-3 p.m.
DAILY AND SUNDAY MATINEES
No. 5-1, 3 and 5 p.m.
(Theaters 7 and 8 are for colored
Theaters 1 and 5
HIS BUTLER'S SISTER: Deanna
Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat
O'Brien. Donald Duck, News-
Theaters 2 and. 7
GANGWAY FOR TOMORROW:
Margo, Wally Brown, John Car-
Theaters 3 and 4
FALCON AND THE CO-EDS:
Tom Conway, Jean Brooks,
SMART GUY: Rick Vallin, Wanda
McKay, Jack LaRue.
Theaters 6 and 8
WHISTLING IN BROOKLYN:
Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford,
Rags Ragland. Popeye cartoon,
Theaters 1 and 5
THIS IS THE ARMY: All-star
Theaters 2 and 7
BANJO ON MY KNEES: Barbara
Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Walter
Brennan. Pete Smith, Terry
Theaters 3 and 4
HIS BUTLER'S SISTER: (See
Theaters 6 and 8
WHISTLING IN BROOKLYN:
(See cast above.) Popeye car-
SATURDAY, DEC. 4
Theaters 1 and 5
THIS IS THE ARMY: All-star
Theaters 2 and 7
WHISTLING IN BROOKLYN:
(See cast above.) Popeye car-
Theaters 3 and 4
HIS BUTLER'S SISTER: (See
cast above.) Donald Duck,
Theaters 6 and 8
FALCON AND THE CO-EDS:
(See cast above.)
SMART GUY: (See cast above.)
Service Club No. 1
8:15, Variety Show.
December 6, Dance
December 7, Recorded
December 8, Dance.
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 for negroes.
SUNDAY, DEC. 5
Theaters 1 and 5
THE NORTH STAR: Walter Hus-
ton, Walter Brennan, Ann Bax-
ter, Ann Harding. RKO-Pathe
Theaters 2 and 7
WHISTLING IN BROOKLYN:
(See cast above.) Popeye car-
Theaters 3 and 4
THIS IS THE ARMY: All-star
cast. Terry Toon.
Theaters 6 and 8
HIS BUTLER'S SISTER: (See
cast above.) Donald Duck,
MONDAY, DEC. 6
Theaters 1 and 5
THE NORTH STAR: (See cast
Theaters 3 and 4
THIS IS THE ARMY: All-star
Theaters 6 and 8
HIS BUTLER'S SISTER: (See
Theaters 2 and 7
HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER:
TUESDAY, DEC. 7
Theaters 1 and 5
HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER:
Theaters 3 and 4
THE NORTH STAR: (See cast
Theaters 6 and 8
THIS IS THE ARMY: All-star
Theaters 2 and 7
HIS BUTLER'S SISTER: (See
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8
Theaters 1 and 5
THE HEAT'S ON: Mae West,
William Gaxton, Victor Moore.
Theaters 3 and 4
THE NORTH STAR: (See cast
Theaters 2 and 7
HIS BUTLER'S SISTER: (See
Theaters 6 and 8
THIS IS THE ARMY: All-star
By Drew Field
(All broadcasts now made from
bandshell on Drew Field. Any-
one may observe broadcasts.)
MONDAY through SATUR-
DAY, 7:05 a.m.-WFLA-"Drew
THURSDAY, 10:35 a.m. -
WDAE-69th Army Air Force
THURSDAY, 8:30 p.m.-WDAE
SATURDAY, 7:30 p.m.-WFLA
-"Wings and Flashes."
SUNDAY, 12:45 p.m.-WFLA-
"Drew Field Echoes."
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus meetings
are held on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month.
Father 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 streets,
above the military bus station.
COL. MELVIN B. ASP, Drew Field commander, buys two
seats to the Tampa Theater opening of "This Is The Army"
from Pfc. Pericillia Inegez, of the Air-WAC Detachment.
WAC Inegez knows the value' of Army Emergency Relief,
to which millions of dollars was expected to go from movie's
proceeds. She recently obtained a loan from AER to go on
an emergency furlough.
XAVIER CUGAT, whose career carried him from artist to
bandleader, tried his hand at this cartoon, done on the set
of "The Heat's On" star-studded comedy which begins at
Theaters 1 and 5 on Wednesday, December 8.
: ;rr-r .a g
JOAN LESLIE, who becomes
the wife of Lt. Ronald Rea-
gan in the movie, "This Is
The Army," models the lat-
est in holiday costumes for
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943
503D RIFLE EXPERTS! Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, gives
medals to two rifle experts. Receiving medal is T/5 Delwin
C. Jones, to the left is S/Sgt. Peter Rossi. In the background
is Lt. Maurice C. Boles, one of the 503d rifle instructors.
A third expert, Cpl. Virgil McBride, was unable to attend
Of 571st Does
Wonders to Men
By SGT. W. E. KOHNER
In opening this series of bits of news from the 571st
SAW, who are roughing it in the field on a good, stout 16-
hour a day Training Schedule, I wish to state that the mo-
rale is higher than it has been in the past.
To account for this, one might give several reasons.
The first, perhaps, is that the men feel their efforts may
soon give them a crack at actual combat.
Naturally, the morale was
strengthened when some were ~' ?"- -
given five day furloughs plus
travel time. AS%
RED CROSS AIDS
We are deeply indebted to the
American Red Cross for their
This arrangement was made by
Lt. Danziger of Company A
and some of the other lieutenants
in this Battalion.
If some of the girls wonder
how we keep warm, I might
say we generally are not, with
the exception of a few like
Sgt. Petryshyn of Company A.
He puts on one or more pair
of long-johns plus his woolen
Captain Chandler, Company
A's Commanding Officer, final-
ly got away on a short leave to
his home at Chicago, after a
long wait of 12 months.
Let's all wish him a pleasant
leave, also 1st Sgt. McCarthy of
Company C who went to New
Incidentally, Sgt. McCarthy is a
tall handsome lad, do you think
he'll enjoy his furlough, girls?
Lt. McCormick and Lt. Danziger
are serving their last notice on
Lt. Regensberg of Hq. and P1. to
make good his promise of those
marvelous cigars his dad manu-
factures. S/Sgt. Keene is now act-
ing Ist/Sgt. of Company A.
Lt. Enright is again CO of
Company A, while Captain
Chandler is on leave.'
Company A has been very suc-
cessful with two informal parties.
This,was perhaps due to the fine
entertainment by good musicians
and entertainers from various
companies under the direction of
Sgt. Kohner and supervision of
Lt. Lyons of Company A.
We are especially grateful to
Cpl. Covert for the laughs he gave
us. He is from Hq. and P1. and is
better known as Doctor Covert.
We are thankful for Lt. San Am-
brosio's efforts in maintaining a
However, Lt. Andre thinks
tires should be sold there. Per-
haps it's just as good Lt. Andre
doesn't get his tires, for then no
doubt we would see little of
S/Sgt. Hay, the mess sergeant
in company A, has been pretty
Life in the field with the 571st.
much in a daze lately. Is it true
that you are soon to pop the
question to her?
We compliment Company D,
for being on the ball. A' hot
shower is a clever luxury in the
The football gets its work out
between the pup tents in spare
time. It is a good sign when
energy still exists for sports be-
sides a long schedule. The of-
ficers of the Battalian do a good
job in touch football played dur-
ing the noon hour. e Scandal:
What lieutenant in Company A
couldn't get rid of three barrels
of beer? If you enjoyed the news,
don't miss each week. That's all
MlY A/rcA f7M/ INS Mr-/
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'In' for Day
By PFC. L. S. KASTELY
Thanks from the 553d
SAW to the Mess Personnel
at Kitchen 24. You outdid
yourselves in preparing that
Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks
also to you KP's for the fine
iob you did on the serving
line. Also express our thanks
to Chaplain Aaron K. Farmer
-of 575th for saying Grace.
His prayer drove home very
forcefully the thought that
we had so much to be thank-
ful for during the past year.
Private Blair, the jovial
Headquarters Company mail
clerk, really stuffed away the
food and yet after arising from
the table he had the audicity to
say that he was still hungry.
The contented look on his face
proved otherwise though, as a
matter of fact, I understand
that he didn't even go to break-
fast the next morning.
First Sgt. Tremper had 2nd Lt.
Robert L. Mentzer, Mess Sgt.
Sommers, Sgt. Hall and T/5 Mil-
ler as Mrs. Tremper and his
guests for Thanksgiving dinner at
his home in Clearwater.
Hall and Miller's Army train-
ing came in very handy because
they served as KP's with Mrs.
Tremper doing the bossing.
They said the dinner was per-
fect but wouldn't disclose what
happened afterward other than to
say that they all had a wonder-
T/5 Paul McComap, Head-
quarters Company Calisthenics
instructor was transferred last
week to the 765th. Sorry to see
you leave us Paul, we really
enjoyed your-fancy body build-
A little info on our hardwork-
ing Personnel Sergeant Major
Clair H. Fletcher. His voice is
rather gruff but that comes from
9 years service in the Field Artil-
lery and the DEML. Don't let hi-
gruffness fool you though because
underneath it all he is a swell
fellow. Mostly all work and no
play but he does break down in-
frequently, and after chasing the
boys out of Battalion Headquar-
ters for calisthenics trots out
to kick the football a few times
as his exercise for the week.
Can't help but make a com-
ment about our own Chaplain
Walter B. Lounsbury. We
couldn't ask to. have a more
understanding man as our
spiritual leader, the man who al-
ways has a smile on his face and
a cheerful word for us all.
ALWAYS EAGER to help a
fellow soldier, the ECHOES
inserts this attractive pic-
ture of attractive Miss Sadie
Cummings. Miss Cummings
is of the Main PX and came
to Drew when the first PX
opened way back some
two years ago. Staff Ser-
geant Mike Dodd mailed us
the picture with the remark
that "five dollars is the
wager I can get it printed."
We're with you, Dodd. Be-
side, Miss Cummings is too
curvacious to overlook as a
DREW'S HOSPITAL has been accredited by the American
College of Surgeons, and Lt. Col. Jay Camel, Base Surgeon,
proudly hangs the certificate received this week. Recently
an executive member of the American College of Surgeons
inspected the Drew Hospital and approved the well-organ-
ized and efficient installation. Army doctors in residence
or any officer at the hospital now have their military time
accredited to the American College of Surgeons and the
American Medical Association, making them eligible for
membership after return to civilian practice. "All of us
are proud of this certificate and we will strive to uphold
the tradition," said Col. Camel.
Of 746th Know
Comedy of Life
By CPL. CHARLOS MARGOLIS
Is the Service club too far
away from the 746th SAW?
Do you find USO activities
occasionally boring? Are
you financially embarrassed?
Why not spend an evening with
Comedian Pvt. Robert Yeager.
Robert has a collection 'of amus-
ing monologues and stories that
will keep you entertained.
-^ .ag s
Pvt. Wagner Pvt. Laymon
For pantomime and King Kong
capers why not try modest Pvt.
Both Harper and Yeager have
had stage experience.
Sgts. James Busack and Robert
Vinson and T/5 C. C. Wascher
are thinking of challenging Pfc.
Alexander's team to some real
competition with a team com-
posed of our Motor Pool and Sup-
ply Men. There is no doubt that
a 746th team will be a winner!
Pfc. Harry DeLosh, five feet
five and 146 pounds, is our dy-
namic quarterback substitute on
;he Drew Field football team.
DeLosh made his bow with the
Drew Fielders in a grueling game
against the Coast Guard from Da-
vis Island, Nov. 26.
We find Pvt. Harry Laymon
making interesting progress. At
present, however, Handsome
Harry claims he has girl trouble.
Who hasn't? He says this is differ-
ent-its an Incendiary Blonde!
Latest social news includes the
engagements of Pvt. William
Wagner and T/5 Henry Knapp.
T/5 Knapp claims, with a three-
lay pass, Betty will be his for a
year and a day and forever more.
Pvt. Glenn Dobbs, former Tulsa
university All-American back
who performed brilliantly in this
year's College All-Star Washing-
ton Redskin game, now is in the
physical training department at
Randolph Field, Tex. Also at
Randolph Field is Lieut. Bill
Grimmitt, flying officer, who was
captain of the 1940 Tulsa U squad.
Warn Families On
By Camp Newspaper Service
The U. S. Secret Service has
issued a warning to all soldiers
and their dependents that many
Army allotment and allowance
checks are being stolen.
Most of these thefts are perpe-
trated by thieves who follow the
postman around on the days al-
lotment checks are delivered,
then lift them from mailboxes of
soldiers' families. Watch out for
these bozos, the Secret Service
To aid service nen and their
dependents in guarding against
the theft of checks, the Secret
Service has offered the following
1. Write your family to have a
member stay at home when your
check is due. If it is removed
from the mailbox immediately it
calr,.:,t be stolen.
2. Make sure your family has
a deep. strong mail box with your
name printed on it in big letters.
Be sure to keep it locked.
3. Have the folks arrange with
the po-.tman to signal when he
delivers the check if possible.
4 Tell them to notify the post-
master when they move. The Post
Office has a regular card for
them to fill out.
5. Your family should make a
point of cashing the check at the
same place each month. This will
make identification easier. Mer-
chants have been cautioned to in-
sist upon proper identification so
it is wise for you to go to a place
where you are known. Better
still, have them open a bank ac-
count and deposit the check in-
stead of cashing it. Tell them to
be certain they understand the
rules of the bank about how soon
they can draw the money out.
6. They should never fold, pin
or mutilate the check.
The Secret Service has urged
that all soldiers send these sug-
gestions home so that dependents
may follow this advice. It may
save them some dough.
Talks on Iceland
Operation of Aircraft Warning
equipment in Iceland was re-
viewed Monday afternoon by
Capt. Edgar M. Matthews, speak-
ing to AWUTC officers of Drew
Field. Speaker for last wek's
program was Lt. Fay R. Field,
who served with an Aircraft
Warning unit in the South Cen-
tral Pacific area.
Ken Leaney, former holder of
numerous Pacific Northwest ta-
ble tennis titles, now is private
first class at the Lincoln (Neb.)
Army Air base, and demonstrat-
ing to his fellow fledglings that
the game can sweat them limp.
rg~E~ AR~ k,
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943
LOOKING DOWN THE BARREL of a rifle, the cameraman
takes a picture of the three big guns at the newly-improved
Drew Field .30 calibre range. Major N. J. Kohler, Assistant
Plans and Training Officer and Range Officer of AWUTC,
is the gent ready to pull the trigger. On the left is Captain
W. C. Zischkau, AW Range Maintenance Officer, and on
the right is Lt. N. L. Bjorn, Base Range Officer. The range
now sports a 24-foot tower with complete contact with all
parts of the range. The pits were rebuilt with a new safety
wall and can now accommodate 800 soldiers daily with the
revised and improved equipment. First unit to fire since
the improvements was the 503d clerks who work in AW
Headquarters. "A splendid range and we got the necessary
training for a squint at Tojo," Captain J. F. Fitzgerald,
Range Officer of the 503d said.
African Coathanger Mailed
To Surprised Drew WAC
"I needed coathangers badly, and I didn't care what
they were made of or where they came from, but I cer-
tainly never expected to receive one that was made in Af-
That was the comment of WAC Corporal Grace Zika as
she received a wire hanger that came to her as a result of
her ad in the classified section of the Echoes two weeks
The WAC's desperate plight er and negotiated a trade for some
was noticed by 83-year-old Mrs. Mr Trask traveled
Irving Trask of Oldsmar, who was considerably and is prominent in
reading an ECHOES loaned by a Oldsmar, has promised to find
soldier. She immediately came more hangers for the WAC con-
forward with the African-made tingent.
Corporal Zika is still on the
hanger and explained that it was lookout for' more hangers, but
bought by a friend before the last feels that never again will she
war. While'the friend was a house receive a simple coat hanger with
guest, Mrs. Trask noted the hang- such background.
BLAST NAZI'S 'SECRET WEAPON'
-. .. ... ... ..... .. ,
DURING A DOGFIGHT over Holland, a U. S. P-47 pilot blasted away one
of the rockets carried under the wings of a German Focke-Wulf 190
(arrow, top). The new Nazi "secret air weapon" blows up (bottom)
after being hit by a .50 calibre machine-gun bullet. Seconds later the
enemy interceptor crashed in flames. Air Force photos. (International)
How to combat the super-
- it ions and misconceptions
about venereal disease was
Llubjl:ct of Capt. A. E. Abra-
ih- i. Base venereal control
ot'icer, in his fourth lecture
designed to teach non corns
how to control venereal dis-
e l e.
Speaking before a large class
zt the Red Cross building in the
B:ise hospital, Capt. Abraham
sa,:l that knowledge would go
L.r t.:.ward spiking ugly and mis-
conceived rumors which are usu-
ally associated with gonorrhea
a rii syphilis.
Going into detail, Capt. Ab-
raham pointed out how little
chance there was in contract-
ing the disease from a latrine;
thai it was impossible to be-
come infected by lifting a
.heavy load and he ridiculed
the belief that a prophylactic
might impair a man's virility.
He contradicted the average
belief-that no man would be
relieved from overseas duty be-
cause of gonorrhea for the man
would be treated by medics from
his own unit.
The disease is not infectious,
the captain said, so long as
treatment continued. He em-
phasized that ignorance would
no longer vindicate the belief
that gonorrhea was a mild ill-
ness; "no more serious than a
Under the direction of Capt.
Jacob F. Lichtman, the lecture
was followed by an actual dem-
onstration of the correct appli-
cation of a prophylactic.
Further familiarization on the
control of venereal disease was
offered in the form of two motion
pictures. The first, titled "Sex
In Life," covered reproduction,
while the second "Tactics Of Male
Hygiene," showed how a prophy-
lactic could be likened to a tac-
tical ipovement that guards
The program for the remaining
lectures is as follows:
8:30 A.M.-"Subsittittve Activities.
Lecture, Lieutenant Sullivan. Dis-
cussion, Major Delano. Pamphlet.
"Boys Meets Girl in War Time."
9:15 A.M.-"Segregation vs. Repres-
sion of Prostitution." Lecture,
Captain Abraham. Pamphlet, "The
Case Against Prostitution." Pam-
phlet. "Why Let It Burn?"
8:30 A.M. "Regulations Concerning
Venereal Disease Lecture." Lec-
ture, Captain Lewis.
9:15 A.M.-"Epidemiology." Lecture,
Captain Abraham. Discussion,
Captain Abraham. Pamphlet, "Are
You Being Played for a Sucker?"
8:30 A.M.-"Educational M e t h od s."
Lecture, Captain Abraham. Dis-
cussion, Sergeant Hevia. Pam-
phlet. "X Marks the Spot." Pam-
phlet. "Jerry Learns a Lesson."
9:15 A.M.-Final Examination. True
@ Answers to
1. The Duke of Wellington.
2. Insect-eaters; to fight in-
4. To prevent the cake from
sticking to the pan.
5. Yes. Boiling point of water
changes daily according to
change in atmospheric
6. To give more surface for
throwing out heat.
7. Because Greer Garson has
red hair, Claudette Colbert
has brown hair.
8. Concrete is made from ce-
ment. (Cement is the sub-
stance which is mixed with
water and used in pasty
form to join stones or
bricks. Concrete is arti-
ficial stone made by mix-
ing cement and sand with
gravel and broken stone
and sufficient water to
cause cement to set.)
9. A wiseacre is one who pre-
tends to be wise. A wise-
cracker makes smart re-
10. Green. Yellow reflects one
wave length. Blue reflects
another wave length. The
two combined reflect a
EYE CATCHER in the recently decorated bar at the A W
Officer's Club is the mural pictured above. This South Sea
island scene depicts three members of the Signal Corps who
have just landed by parachute and are being tantalized
(we think) by groups of native gals-dancers, as well as
bearers of food and drink. The mural was done by T/4 Sey-
mour R. Kaplan, shown at the right. Other features of the
officers' bar are light blue walls trimmed with ivory lattice-
work, tables and chairs and a long unholstered bench, and
indirect lighting. A new fetaure of the club lounge is a
series of plaques by Pvt. Phillip de Fleur, showing the insig-
nia of the various arms and services of the Army.
By PFC. "BUNNIE" CASSELL
Lots of dates 'n' doings
last week for the khaki cov-
ered belles of Drew. If you
were one of the hundred or
more (it really seemed like a
thousand, we saw so many
beaming faces) who were
lucky enough to get a WAC
invite on "Thanksgiving, you
can probably still be* identi-
fied by that extra specially
Colonel and Mrs. Melvin B.
Asp, who honored the WAC at
Drew by accepting their invita-
tion, out of the many they re-
ceive each Thanksgiving, stood
in the chow line for what seemed
like hours, as it passed between
the festive, fruited tables. Judg-
ing from their later smiles, they
were just as pleased with what
followed as were the other guests.
We're willing to bet-though
we'll hafta admit we may be
prejudiced-that the coming of
WACs to Drew made this
Thanksgiving a much more pleas-
ant one than ever before. Lieu-
tenant Doris O.. Ward has already
begun plans for a bigger and bet-
ter Christmas week, complete
with open houses, carolling par-
ties, etc., designed to please the
guys as well as the gals. Don'tcha
dare plan to spend a homesick
Christmas, 'cuz you just won't
Those tables vividly flanked
with signs reading "Air WACs
(Continued on Page 14)
Of interest to all readers
will be the following true
cases of security violations, as
reported by AWUTC's S-2:
A private disclosed to a group
of civilians the location of a regi-
mental ammunition dump, the
number of rounds of ammunition
on hand and the number of men
on guard. One of the civilians
reported the incident, stating that
he had not known of the ammu-
nition dump's existence before
the soldier told him. The private
was tried for disclosing military
information knowingly and wil-
fully, found guilty and sentenced
to confinement at hard labor for
three months and forfeiture of
$60 in pay.
A major in an advanced base
of operations sent several rolls
of film to the United States with-
out censorship. Many. of the pic-
tures were of military installa-
tions. He was court-martialed
and fined $50 a month for six
A sergeant in a theater of war
disclosed results of enemy action,
casualties and the location of an
APO address. He was court-mar-
tialed, restricted to the detach-
ment area for three months and
required to forfeit $20 a month
for the same period.
Sid Luckman, the Chicago
Bears' great passing quarterback,
has been sworn in as an ensign
in the Maritime Service. He ex-
sects to be called to active duty
shortly after the close of the cur-
rent National Professional Foot-
ball League season.
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THIS MIGHT BE CALLED "Family Portrait." Blondie (right)
seems to have everything under control, but Dagwood (left)
is a little uncertain. Cookie and Alexander make up the
rest of 569th's mascot family.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943
DON'T DO THIS
WHAT NOT TO DO in preventing fires about Drew Field
is depicted in the two pictures above. .The charming
young ladies are civilian workers in the Fourth Training
Battalion and told the photographers that they "just simply
wouldn't think of doing things like this." However, they
obliged with action shots on "What Not To Do." Top
picture shows attractive Miss Dorothy Dunham in the act
of tossing a lighted match in a waste paper basket. Bottom
picture is illustrated by Miss Wilma McMullen and S/Sgt.
Julius Schargel who go through a routine with the fire
extinguisher. "I know better than that," Miss McMullen
said, when asked if she often performed such a deed. "Fire
extinguishers are there for emergency use and I wouldn't
dare touch them otherwise."
Both young ladies pointed out their interest in holding
fire damage to the zero point. "We buy bonds and work
with the Army. Why should we see our bonds go up in
smoke through carelessness?" Miss Dunham asked. "I'm
as interested as any soldier in preventing fires," said Miss
McMullen. "Believe me, this is our field, too."
WAC Recruiting Show
To Be Held Tomorrow
A state-wide campaign to re- have the opportunity to sign up
cruit women for the Air Corps immediately after the program.
WACs will be highlighted in Enlistees will be assigned di-
Tampa tomorrow with a show rectly to the Army Air Corps.
and parade, it was announced
yesterday by Third Air Force PX Dividend
The Air-WAC caravan, consist-
ing of a 50-piece Maxwell Field IS Announced
band, a contingent of Air Corps
WACs, staff cars, trucks and
busses, will arrive at noon tomor- Capt. Donald S. Evans, Post
row. The parade will be fea- Exchange Officer, yesterday de-
tured early tomorrow evening dared a 50-cent dividend for
with a show in Municipal every man on Drew Field. The
Auditorium at 8 o'clock. dividend, derived from profit in
Captain Dewey W. Couri will the Post Exchange during the
act as master of ceremonies at the month of October, will be sent to
auditorium, with Major Winthrop the various units on the Post and
Stevens, commanding the cara- will be used for company activ-
van, scheduled to talk. The Max- ities. A Base recreational fund
well band will play. of several thousand dollars was
Women in the audience will also announced.
3d FC Has Fun
By N. R. HOGENSON
Once again it becomes my
duty to wish the best of luck
to three departing buddies
from Signal Headquarters
Company, Third FC: S/Sgt.
Dixon, who is off to become
a "Flying Gaget" (Aviation
Cadet to you'se guys), Cpl.
Swartz, whose new home will
be Hq. Sq. 3d FC, and Cpl.
"Sizemograph" Siminoff, who
is bound for ASTP. Adios
Well, Thanksgiving day I'm
sure was greatly enjoyed by all.
The morning was spent in a hot
soft-ball duel with Mickey Walk-
er's "Bums" versus Sgt. Gantz's
"All Stars". The stars of the
game were "Bruiser" Lima and
"Shorty" Williams with slam-
blasting the ball for home runs.
Final score was rather sad for the
"All Stars". They lost 12-5. More
practice, boys, more practice.
The afternoon presented a
delicious meal to each and
every individual who attended
the 3d FC Mess Hall. By the
way, Pvt. Setlak is still looking
for that cigar he was promised.
Let's take up a collection and
get him one, what say fellas?
He's really tearful over it!
A post is a piece of timber,
metal, or other solid, substance
set upright, and often intended
to support something else. Could
that "something else" be a motor-
cycle perchance? Cpl. Van Stra-
tum thinks so.
Medal for the dumbest saying
of the week goes to "Sad Sack"
Johnson who upon hearing that
in Indianapolis they are giving
away free marriage certificates
to GI's remarked, "that's pretty
reasonable; I had to pay for
A little lad name "Wink"
Who loved so much to roam
Our country's famed bright high-
In the Army found a home.
Famous Last Words: Those
stripes mean nothing to me.
Soldiers with experience as
watch repairmen are urgently
needed at the main PX watch de-
This was announced yesterday
by Charles Young, PX personnel
manager, who said no more re-
pair work will be accepted until
other repairmen replace those
who have been shipped.
The watch department is dras-
tically short on help and already
is swamped with work. The ob-
jective of the Exchange watch
repair section is to give 24-hour
service. But if this goal is to be
attained, Young emphasized, new
watchmakers must be obtained
Soldiers fitted for this type of
work will be compensated for
their time and work. They will
be paid according to AR210-65,
which allows the Exchange to pay
enlisted men one-half their base
All applications must be made
at the Drew Field Exchange per-
sonnel office, 1st St. and Ave. B.
Soldiers to Visit
Service men who are interested
in tropical aquarium fish are in-
vited to visit the Everglades
Aquatic Nurseries, 706 Plaza
The nurseries are not open to
the general public, and no selling
is done locally. The invitation,
extended by Mr. Albert Green-
berg of the nurseries, is open to
service men who have engaged in
Many rare and unusual types
of tropical plants and fish will
make this a delightful spot at
which to spend a day off.
NO ODDITY for Florida is a snake. The.vicinity of
Bradenton has a few of 'em too, as this picture proves.
Here's a black snake captured by some of the men of the
Weatherford 'Nerve Center"
Given Plug; Workers Named
By S/SGT. FRANCIS E. NOWICKI
One of the most important organizations on the local
post is the "nerve center of Camp Weatherford"-the Mes-
The Message Center of the Sixth Training Battalion
under Capt. Frank L. Denton, adjutant, is to be com-
mended for the excellent job they are achieving. The NCO
in charge is S/Sgt. Arnold G. Sugerman who has under
his supervision the battalion file department, duplicating,
main switchboard and the battalion mail department.
Working very capably in the
Message Center are T/5 Frank
Raizis, T/5 Francis Trumbull, Cpl.
Webster Sundburg, T/5 Edward
Shovlin, Pvt. Merino Torello, Pvt.
Warren Mierop, Pvt. Roger Mee-
han, Pvt. Marling Beck, Pvt. John
Hall, Pvt. R. Marmor, Pvt. An-
gelo Bottali, Pvt. Patterson, Pvt.
William McAvenue and T/5 Her-
It is always hard to leave the
many life-long friends behind
when one moves away and it is
equally as trying when a young
man is' called into military serv-
ice. To the many fellows that
must leave their homes, however,
is given the luck of making new
In the Army there is unity
of thought. A great many con-
ventionalities of civilian life
must be cast away as soon as a
man enters any type of service.
No one person must feel that
he is so far superior to another
that an amiable state is impos-
sible between them. Unless, of
course, the feeling is justified.
When a fellow enters the Army
he is doubtful. It is so new and
so very different that he does not
know how to respond to the situ-
ation. He sees all types of char-
acters and in his questioning state
of mind he is reluctant to be fa-
miliar and builds a wall of re-
serve about himself.
Behind this protective state of
fortitude he loses himself and
what may be the beginning of a
swell time and the building of a
strong, lasting friendship.
Adverse conditions make the
strongest type of friend. When
things seem to be going wrong
and a friend is made that per-
son's good will is worth acquiring.
In a great many cases more than
in prosperous times for he is less
apt to prove a "fair" weather
friend. True, all types are to be
found, but out of the many are a
few that will always turn out to
be pals and everlasting friends.
The Second Demonstration
Company has won the parade
streamer four times. The 740th
SAW Company is second winning
it three times We were hon-
ored once again this week with a
visit by the commanding general
of AWUTC, Brigadier General
Stephen H. Sherril who made a
sincere and timely address to the
people of Bradenton at the Ar-
mistice program conducted at Me-
Urged to Write
Men in Aircraft Warning
outfits with a yen for writing
will be glad to hear of the
AAF's request to Brig: Gen.
Stephen H. Sherrill, Com-
manding General of AWUTC,
for articles pertaining to Air-
These articles will be published
in the AAF magazines "Air
Force," "AFGIB" and "Impact,"
which are unclassified, restricted
or confidential so they may in-
clude any material except secret.
All AAF organizations, both here
and overseas, will be included in
the distribution of these maga-
This will furnish the long-
needed means of interchanging
ideas and experiences for AW
personnel. Also, it will acquaint
all Air Force personnel with the
problems, capabilities and limi-
tations of Aircraft Warning per-
sonnel and equipment.
Any man with an article suit-
able for publication in these
magazines should submit it to his
commanding officer, who will
classify and forward it to
AWUTC, attention S-2. Some-
body, somewhere, may need that
little tip which a write-up of
your AW experiences would in-.
For AW Minstrel
Rehearsals have begun for the
big AWUTC "Minstrel Caval-
cade" at Drew Field. The all-star
musical will feature nothing but
GI talent and will be under the
auspices of the AWUTC Special
Service office and directed by
T/5 Joe Kenealy.
The show will be staged at
Recreation Hall No. 1 shortly be-
fore Christmas. Corporal Kenealy
has written the script, tentatively
titled "From Dixie Days to Har-
lem Nights." Singers, dancers and
comedians are being recruited,
and it is planned to have at least
six end men, a large chorus, an
orchestra and individual specialty
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943
By CPL. A. A. KAALUND
Holiday Greetings, fellow
Americans and fellow Drew
We of Camp DeSoto are
thankful and proud to be one
of you. Holiday Greetings,
Uncle Sam. We're thankful
and proud to be your fighting
The weather was very'nice
throughout Thanksgiving and
that is certainly something
to be thankful for. In the
past, every time we would
set aside a day for merry-
making, it would end up with
a heavy tropical rain storm.
The dinner was excellent and
well arranged by our fine mess
officer Lt. Stanley F. Kaczmarczk;
his very able assistant, Staff Ser-
geant Abraham Brown, and all the
fine chaps that make up our mess
Chaplain Gibson, our Are a
Chaplain, delivered a fine sermon
as usual. One point in the ser-
mon that seemed to register all
-around was when a prophet in
speaking to a group of people,
said, "Love they neighbor as thy-
One of the group stepped up
and asked, "Who is thy neigh-
bor?" The prophet replied,
"Thy neighbor is anyone, any-
where, and everyone, every-
where, who needs thy help." I
don't know if that is worded
correctly, but it's a beautiful
thought for all of us to bear in
mind. Cpl. Selwyn Holmes hit
a good point when he said,
"Let's all be thankful for our
parents and schools and church-
es, which molded us into men,
and made it possible for us to
be here to defend our Native
"NO DUST ANYWHERE" was the statement issued by Cpl.
Lora Taylor Jr., Pvt. "Pat" Reitz, and Pfc. "Bunnie" Cas-
sell, Drew Field "Air Wacs" who held formal inspection at
the cadet barracks last Saturday morning. At the invitation
of Cadet "Captain" Bob Grigsby and Cadet "Lieutenant"
John Jaquinta, the girls searched diligently for dusty shoes
and poorly-made beds. The future cadets (who had not
been warned in advance), had left their barracks in best
GI order, their inspectors observed.
STUMPED BY 552d FAN
Private First Class Max
Rosen, 43, a former grocery
store operator, stumped the '
experts on the "Information ..
Please" radio program, he
learned last week.
For stopping the brains of the '
Heinz pickles and beans broad-
cast, Rosen was awarded $100 in
war bonds, $7 in war savings '
stamps, a full set of the Encyclo-
pedia Brittanica and a' set of the
Encyclopedia Brittanica Jr.
Rosen, a member of Company
D, 552d SAW Battalion, stumped
the experts with a three-part
question regarding the hiding of
corpses in certain plays and mo-
Rosen was on furlough at his Pfc. Max Rosen
Baltimore home on the night the .
experts ,bowed to his query,. and is a 1923 BA graduate of Johns
neither he nor any members of Hopkins University. Before don-
his family heard the broadcast. ning khaki he acted in legitimate
In the Army 14 months, Rosen and radio plays.
What Is it? Ask 3d FC Men
By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
Ask T/Sgt. Line Karches of Third FC to show you his
correspondence school diploma for his course in drafting.
Line put his ability to work and drew up some plans for a
bookcase. This he turned over to the carpenters, "Sparky"
Myers and Resch. But what came back was something un-
identifiable-it looked more like a cross between a flower
box, a baby crib, and a sewing basket. Maybe it's to keep
Miss Newman's shirts-for-sewing-on-insignias-during-non-
Notes to alumni Lt. (ex-
Sgt.) Ray Janus met Ex-Signal-
ette Marge Smoke Niedobowski
(that looks as though it's spelled
correctly) at the 4th AF in San
Francisco where he is now sta-
tioned and she is working ...
recent visitor was Lt. (ex-Sgt.)
Ed Steelnack, now an Inf. 2d Lt.
. and this writer had a V Mail
from the "stripeless wonder" Bob
Lawler, now a lieutenant "some-
where in England" got any
news for us?
MANY THANKS TO ALL
DRIVERS WHO GIVE LIFTS,
ESPECIALLY TO US GIS.
And here's what we think of
those who leave the Base with
empty cars and pass up GIs
waiting for lifts.
Tip to Saling, new A-2 clerk,
don't bother sweating out those
two A-2 stenogs they're
both happily married.
Marchesi and Palazotto are
walking examples of good Army
chow. But Lazenby and Eldon
Guidry start eating their lunches
almost as soon as they get to the
It's old news but our congratu-
lations go to WOJL Stenstrom and
Pfc. Claude Michaud, both of
whom took unto themselves
brides. And Lee Mann said "I do"
Lieutenant Gephart moved over
to Major Muse's vacated desk to
fill in while the major is on tem-
porary duty at another location.
Sympathies are extended to
Sgt. Herman Cohn who lost his
father this past week.
Noncz and his fancy corn cob
pipe belong in the smoke house,
Ray Harmon must be worry-
ing about his boy, Johnny
Eaton. All of a sudden Ray is
sprouting gray hairs.
It was brrrr up in Maine, re-
ports recent furlougher, Frenchy
Laliberte. But Park and "Deacon"
Waldrop are also sweating out
Tipsters from Barracks B-2 in-
form this writer 'that Ray Dayton
was named the "Most Pin-Upable
Boy in B-2."
Albright, Seewald, Delaney,
Carson and Janes are still gold-
bricking at the Station Hospital.
Now it's a horseshoe court be-
hind the Supply Room. Shoes may
be drawn from Supply. Bill Jones,
champ shoe pitcher will take on
Some suggestions that came
forward from our readers .
what about outdoor electric
lights over the front and back
steps of each barracks? .
and B-1 could use another mir-
ror to replace the missing one
in the latrine. Got any sug-
Could it be that S/Sgt "Jewel
Box" Miller is stepping out by
singing from the bandstands?
That's one way to beat the bill
without washing dishes.
It was two weeks ago that
Al Ledbetter left for furlough
to Los Angeles with about 10
feet of tickets and a box of
cookies from "you-know-who."
"Rock" Roquemore doesn't do
bad himself with his tailored
ODs. But we don't know about
this business of his calling other
That's right, that's a hash mark
"Poochie" Antonucci has showing
off on his blouse.
After they leave the old 3FC
they keep on rising. Latest pro-
motion we learned about was that
our former Signal Officer, Ben-
jamin G. Stern was recently pro-
moted to Brigadier General.
Milliken is leading the crop
of new .mustache growers.
So they thought they would
drink a beer at the PX after the
CW lecture one evening last
week. And they proceeded to
walk through the "verboten"
WAC area. So the MPs nabbed
five customers-Causier, Dobie,
Badin, Walker and Fred Huber.
But the WACs are doing all
right for S/Sgt. John "Wolf"
Wilson and the last we heard
was that he messed (note am-
biguous meaning), with the
WACs on Thanskgiving Day.
The cooler weather means
more GIs are going to the
dances and B-2's famous dance
instructor Murray (claims he's
some kind of a relative to that
famous Arthur Murray) has
been teaching Campilii, Dolan,
Carpenito and Lefurgy the very
latest in jitterbugging.
Frim Little Joyner we learned
that Mager Caldwell, a former
Medic of ours, is now "some-
where in England."
'Bout time for Christmas shop-
ping, isn't it?
HERE WE GO AGAIN. It's a wonder you people (poor
fools) don't get smart and stop reading this silly drivel.
Well, the Editor says so so here I go. The day is dark
and dreary but my spirits refuse to match the day.
IF THE REWRITE dept. will allow me (without the
cutting section cutting) I would like to inform the person
(questionable) who has the urge each week to further ruin
my column with little quips, that I am quite fully capable of
making a mess of the weekly attack on the literary without
the help of this man with a child's brain. Reminds me of the
little fellow who goes around painting mustaches on bill
boards. (We also know how to spell C-A-T. Any child knows
THERE ... I guess I told him.
ONCE MORE .Laraine Day... Gollie!
THE RIDE situation (Why do they insist on calling it a situa-
tion?) is getting better. I see that a lot of the fellows have the
"spots" picked out along the Dale Mabry stretch of sand and cement.
LOOKS LIKE Terry is in for a bad spell. ... Col. Corkin knows
all and I can't wait till tomorrow to learn what's up.
DID YOU KNOW that the majority of men in the armed
forces read? Did you know that 60 per cent of the men read funny
books first, and then on down the line with fiction at the bottom?
Why? Simple! When these statistics (that word always gets me)
leaked out to the great American public the first assumption
was that soldiers were as little men. However, how many soldiers
really have time to read a novel? I don't and I'll bet at least
60 per cent of the others don't either. Dear American public:
Please do not jump at conclusions dear people, try to learn a
little more about the soldier and what makes him tick. .... I dare
say that your conception of the intellectual abilities of your fight-
ing men will change.
ONCE AGAIN (this is getting to be a weekly feature) the ques-
tion of the uniform comes up. You birds know what to wear, and
there is no reason why you all can't wear what you are supposed
to wear. It saves a lot of trouble .and the day of the zoot suit is
going out anyway.
LIEUTENANT MAY and the staff at the Motor Pool are on
the carpet again this week. No, not the crying carpet, but the
praise department. Lieutenant May has been doing a lot of un-
obtrusive good for the GIs on the Base. Thanksgiving he really
did a swell job. Did you notice the ease with which you were
carried from the gate to the entrance of the Base? Why? .
SAY, FELLOWS, the new Service Club down on Fourth Street
is really a work of art. They had a swell dance out there last Thurs-
day and it was well attended. However, the following night there
was no one there to speak of (or to). The reason? The boys will
always go to a dance. The solution? You fellows who were at the
dance should really stop around there more often. It is your club,
and it is one of the most beautiful in the country. Make use of it ...
it's all yours. Miss Nicks is the lady who will make your visit com-
THE NEW LIBRARY right next to the above is being well
I CALLED Rodney Von Gackel on the phone t'other day.
Asked him what was good for a cold! Don't ever call Rodney Von
Gackle on the phone to ask him what is good for a cold! (That
FLETCHER HENDERSON! How did you like him? He really
is terrific, isn't he? We hope that more of the same comes soon.
... It has been so long!
THERE GOES recall. I'm hungry (so I've been told). Every day
about this time I get a gentle gnawing at the doors of the depart-
ment of the interior. I usually do the following: Rise, place my hat
on my head (at the proper angle), do a smart left face take three
steps and fall flat on my nose. It's just about that time so will see
you around (about).
RUMOR: I understand that soldiers are not permitted to mail
Christmas cards postage-free under the provisions of the free mail-
ing privilege. Is this true?
FACT: Lt. Hunt of the Base Post Office supplies the following
information: Christmas cards enclosed in sealed envelopes may be
mailed free. If the card is sent in an unsealed envelope it requires
a 11/ cent stamp. And, of course, if it is a post card, a one-cent
postage stamp must be used.
RUMOR: I hear that the present furlough time-five days plus
traveling time-is to be lifted to 14 days on January 10th. What's
the story? Can I count on a 14-day furlough in January?
FACT: AWUTC's Adjutant Office quashed this, and similar
rumors with a flat reply-"No truth to it." The general policy on
officer's leaves is also five days plus traveling time.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY,oDECEMBER 2, 1943
(Continued from Page 11)
Serve the Men Who Fly," which
you've been stumbling over at
various spots in Tampa and St.
Pete, are occupied by authentic
"Air WACs" .straight from the
Drew Field "Air WAC" Detach-
ment. Placed there to give
friendly information to wQmen
interested in joining the Corps,
the gals on duty have had many
humorous incidents to report.
Cpl. Rimini, always ready with
wit anyway tells this one, from
her day in front of Maas Broth-
A very, very,plump Italian lady
stopped before the table, beamed
charmingly at Rimini, and in-
quired, "Leetle girl, how biga
can you/ be and still join da
Rimini looked the situation
over, gulped, and replied help-
fully, "Well-sometimes they'll
give a waiver, if you're a little
With a flourish, the lady threw
open her coat, exposing a large
expanse of hips; too large for
anything but a specially con-
structed WAC uniform. While
Rimini forced a pleasant expres-
sion, the lady said, "Oh, well, if
I joina da WACs, I'take it off
Rimini agreed, and proffered a
handful of booklets on the WAC.
As the lady took them, she
"Justa- wan more theeng: If I
join da WAC, can I steel stay
home wid my husband?" Rimini
had to admit that wouldn't quite
be Army procedure. The lady
looked sad, as she tucked the
booklets into her purse and wan-
Note to that Master Sergeant
named Bob who has made this
column before: Chen Yu's Opium
Poppy polish is a lovely color. In
fact, we wear it ourselves. (This
is not an advertisement.) How-
ever, you made e mistake when
you tried to impress Pvts. Reitz
and Haight. You don't wear it
on your knuckles,. Chum; you
wear it on your nails!
Didja ever hear Marian Wal-
ton when she bursts forth into
voice? My, but she does nice
things .with those vocal chords.
Pretty and popular, Marian is
just one of many a "'new" girl
who is making a name for her-
First Sergeant Betty Baker,
who came to us with the girls
from the Arboretum, leaves Drew
before this issue is published, to
begin her own company. A very
capable girl and a fine non-comn,
we know Betty is just the gal to
activate a new company of WACs.
She will be missed at Drew, how-
ever, where wew speak for the
officers, the girls, and the fel-
lows when we say it has been a
pleasure and a privilege to know
Betty. Good luck, Sergeant!
The 396th, whose men have
been "taking over" in the WAC
detachment, as well as every
place else around the field, has
men who really deserve to be
mentioned here. They are
"Squirrel," "Shorty" and "Sil-
ver," all of the 592nd Squadron,
and they have a "reserved" table
at PX No. 1 which never fails
to be surrounded by happy little
"J. C.," that tall, mysterious
man who has a way with WACs,
has added two new names to his
list. Mynette says he's very
handsome, and Molgard says both
he and his car are cute. What
a guy. Hope Howat, Pajari, Huss
and Groff aren't too jealous.
Pfc. Dot Nordeen forsook her
sculpturing long enough to ap-
pear on Drew's "Right Answer
-or Else" program at the band-
shell Thanksgiving Eve. Not
knowing the right answer to her
poser, she was given an "or else"
which nearly cost Lt. Kluge,
usually not a nervous individual,
his finger nails. Pfc. Gri.nt HeB,
who has never heard the irre-
pressible Nordeen chatter on and
on, asked her to pretend that she
was a married woman, and to
describe her wedding day. Im-
mediately, Dottie decided silent-
ly that she would have the hotel
burn down. So, she began lead-
ing subtly to her climax. Lt.
Kluge cut her off, right in the
middle of their supper, he was
that worried. And Dottie is still
sputtering about the hotel that
didn't have a chance to burn.
Of 4th SAW
Knows His Stuff
Technician 4th Grade Wendal
T. Wilson, 4th SAW physical
training whip, is one man with
pu-lenty of background for his
Army job. Not a machinist classi-
fied to be cook, but a sports man
with sports training and an in-
structor with years of prexying
neathh his sun-tanned dome.
Grad of State Teachers College,
North Carolina, with a BS in
Physicl cal Education he has had
eight years each of basketball,
baseball and football, "two years
in wrestling with spare time tak-
en up with such sissy games as
soccer and softball! After school
he played semi-pro baseball for
a total of 10 years and football
for three years. He did this, he
explains, just so he wouldn't get
stale with all his studying time.
In the teaching profession he
lists physical ed in classroom,
gym and on the field for three
years in high schools, and four
semesters in teachers' college.
Three years were also spent in
YMCA as a physical director. As
a coach he has been in major
sports for six years, and three
years as manager-coach of semi-
pro baseball teams. For civilian
occupation he chose program di-.
rection of USO's and community
centers with playground and
school recreational work as a
T/4 Wilson has been the dyam-
ic, driving force behind- the
splendid 4th Bn. athletic program,
supervised by Lieut. Charles F.
Halsted, athletic officer. Work-
ing seven days a week, he prac-
tically lives in his shorts, out at
the obstacle course, returning
only to administer calisthenics to
a 4th Bn. unit or remind someone
that he is still on Drew Field.
Under his baleful eye, the 4th
Battalion athletic area has been
expanded and improved to match
any on the field.
WE ARE FORTUNATE in
having for our CO one of
the finest and best-liked of-
ficers we ever knew, 1st Lt.
Marion W. Baxley. The lieu-
tenant was born in Gresham,
S. C., in 1919. He has more
than seven years' service,
including almost three years
in the Panama Canal Zone.
With this wealth of military
experience behind him, he
knows all the ins and outs.
The jolly, good-natured CO
can:be very firm if need be,
but the need seldom arises,
because we're all glad to do
whatever is necessary, for
such a swell guy. He mar-
ried in July. He is very hap-
-pily married and resides in
Clearwater with his wife
Billie. He commands Head-
quarters and Headquarters
Company, First SAW.
Because of a sincerely
regretted error, the draw-
ing of Lt. Baxley was identi-
fied in last week's issue as
Lt. Bradley. Excuse it,
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TWO VIEWS of the Drew Field display in downtown Tampa advertising "This Is The
Army" are seen above. One is a bird's-eye shot showing the camouflage display as well as
various implements of war. The other is a close-up view of one section of AWUTC's 5th
Training Battalion's camouflage exhibit.
3-Day Show Thrills Tampa
Drew Field played a major role in a three-day' show Harold E. Colvin, chief instructor
held in downtown Tampa this week to publicize the pre- of the school, the eight truckload
of materials and equipment were
miere of "This Is the Army," for the benefit of Army Emer- assembled in the remarkably
agency Relief. brief span of one minute and 15
From the standpoint of preparation and magnitude, thee
camouflage-display by AWUTC's 5th Training Battalion The 5th Training's camou-
flage school has worked in
camouflage school was a knockout. And from the stand- close co-operation with Brig.
point of general interest, the Warhawk fighter plane exhib- Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, Com-
ited by Base attracted much attention from civilians and manding General of AWUTC;
Col. James F. McGraw, bat-
soldiers alike. talion commander; and
MacDill Field also had a part Dotting the terrain around the AWUTC's S-3 section. Since
in the exhibits, with the 911th house were many interesting August, more than 1,200 GIs
Engineers setting up a camou- items-a dummy well, concealing have completed the course, and
flage display. Other features of a foxhole and gunner; dummy 10,000 other spectators have
the miniature battlefield, included stumps and trees, occupied-by visited the area and seen the
such eye-catchers as the famous sharp-shooting riflemen; a flat- principles of camouflage im-
"bazooka" rocket gun, an ar- top swing-away contrapition hid- pressively demonstrated.
mored car, an amphibious jeep ing a series of foxholes; and a L t Col'
and other implements of war. dummy woodpile, with remov- Lieutenant Colvin's executive
Lighting and other arrangements able top and ends, concealing a and administrative officer is Lt.
for the displays were in charge two-man machine-gun crew. Raymond Cougle. Chief non-con
of Third Air Force. Of great interest were "Trojan" instructor is Sgt. Merl E. Friz-
the horse and "Annabelle" the zelle, and Cpl. Lloyd Morrison is
Barbed wire closed off the cow, lifelike replicas of grazing his assistant. The staff of 14
street intersections and paths farmyard animals, enlisted men, in addition to regu-
were laid out for the curious to Further on, the crowd saw a lar school duties and research in
use as they ankled from one dummy haystack, large enough to the use of field expedients, have
display to the other. Immedi- hide a radio and crew; a dummy continued to pull regular com-
ately facing Franklin Street brush hide, for concealing a jeep pany details.
was a dummy house hiding an or small truck; and a dummy Their spirit is high. On Sun-
anti-aircraft battery. The sides tank, such as used by the Allies day, their day off, they banded
and ceiling of the structure as decoys to draw enemy fire together and set up the down-
were collapsible so that the gun during the battle for North town display, and the demonstra-
crew could swing into action in Africa. tions -put on at night, were by
a moment's notice. Under the able direction of Lt. volunteers working after-hours.
Poems, Big Dance, Etching
Featured by 1st SAW Unit
By CPL. BERNARD LEVINE
A good way to open the column this week is with a
poem one of the boys wrote to his girl. I finally persuaded
him to allow me to print it, but he's very modest, and pre-
fers to remain unknown.
I feel the glow of your sunshine
Even tho we're far apart
Your lovely spirit comes to meet
And mine goes to meet your
Mere distance does not separate
Nor does time make to forget
We were for each other made
And though apart we're together
I think of you and feel a great
I lose my cares, my heart feels
Your loveliness and goodness
makes me blessed
For everything seems grand, the
world is bright.
My darling do not fret or despair
A great love like ours must be
Our burning love will make fate
And our cups of happiness will
Lots of us attended the dance
Friday night at the Service Club.
So many pretty girls were there,
that for a while we thought the
war was over. We were actually
able to finish several dances
without being cut in on. The
band was solid, and we were"hep.
It was a grand evening, and our
morale was very high.
Imagine Cpl. Cronin's embar-
rassment when he playfully poked
a lieutenant thinking it was
somebody else. His apology was
We have just uncovered an-
other bit of interesting items.
Pfc. Eddie Aman, has spent six
years covering for the Buffalo
Evening News. The Army is an
old story to him, for he actually
lived with the soldiers, experi-
encing the same hardships when
he covered the Army six months
throughout the south.
There seems to be a feud be-
tween Sgt. Griffith and Pfc.
Baker. They both are trying to
get in the good graces of a little
WAC working at the base. We
hope it is settled peacefully.
Sergeant Bearup is expecting
double trouble. Two of his girl
friends are coming to vacation
in St. Pete at the same time.
His problem is keeping them
Anybody's choice this week
is one of our favorite sergeants,
Sgt. Fritz Lovenstein of Head-
quarters Company. A soldier
with real intelligence and a
grand disposition, he knows
how to win friends and influ-
The best dressed GI, selected
by our latest poll here is Cpl.
Edwards .just call him
My apologies to T/5 Bergman
for not spelling his name correct-
ly in last week's column. Not
onl does he get another mention
thi week, but I promise to at-
tend all his shows and laugh at
all his jokes.
'Navy Invasion' in Panama
Finds Soldiers On the Aler-
Accidents happen even in the light blinkers. The request was
best regulated groups, and War- apparently ignored, so the soldiers
rant Officer Thomas H. Morrell, mounted machine guns and
who recently came to Drew Field grabbed some tommy guns, ready
after a tour of duty in the Carib- to give them a hot reception. The
bean theater, tells of a near-acci- Navy was then signaled to light
dent which had a happy ending, up or get shot at. This got re-
He was stationed with a unit suits and the identification was
on the Panama coast when one flashed to shore.
night the Navy pulled into the When the shipmen learned of
beach to practice night landings, the excitement they had caused
The Aircraft Warning troops had they brought several cases of beer
been informed that the sailors to shore and the soldiers got their
were going to be in the vicinity, first drink of brew in four long
but as a precaution they request- months. So it was a happy occa-
ed their identification by flash- sion for all concerned.
DREW FIELD ECHOFS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943
AW Eleven Plays Davis Islands
Champ Gridders Still Undefeated
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STILL UNDEFEATED is Drew Field's AWUTC football team, 13 members of which are pictured above. Yes,
Junior, we know that a starting lineup has only 11 men, but this shot includes 6, not just 4, of the squad's
talented backfield men. Linemen, left to right, are Angelo DeMattei, Mack Sanders, Claude Robinson,
Dick Hencken, "Bama" Mitchell, Jim Parrish and Don McKenzie. The backs are Pete Petitti, Tom Arm-
strong, Joe Bragger, Oliver Ogden, George Esposito and Ray Brown.
By T/5 LOUIS KOZMA JR
With the second week of
the AW Touch Football
League underway, the Proc-
essing S section "Terrors"
could not get rolling and
were trounced 7 to 6 and 7
to 2 by the Adjutants and the
S-3 Sections respectively.
On the third play of the game
Lt. Mardian, Nemesis of the Ter-
rors, tossed a 10-yard pass to
Ramsey who crossed the goal line
unmolested. The conversion for
the extra point was good on a
pass from Lt. Mardian to Ramsey.
Having spotted their opponents
seven points the Terrors started
moving goalward with Mac Len-
nan, their one-man Blitz, in the
driver's seat. On three sure-fire
pass plays to Secondi, Processing
reached the Adjutants' 12-yard
line. To cross up the opposition,
Mac Lennan swept the right end
for nine yards, carrying the ball
to the three-yard line. The next
play, short pass over center, Mac
Lennari to Secondi, was good for
the score. The try for the extra
point was missed as the Adjutants
tightened their defense.
Having scored a safety by tag-
ging Cannallon in his end zone,
late in the first half the Terrors
elected to play defensive ball for
the remainder of the game. How-
ever, with less than a minute to
play in the final quarter Cannal-
lon heaved a 35-yard pass to Lowe
who was forced out of bounds on
the processing one-yard line. With
23 seconds left, another Cannallon
pass, this time to Fisher, was good
For the six pointer. Cannallon's
pass to Palin was good for the
extra point, making the final score
7 to 2.
Yesterday at Recreation Hall
No. 3, some of the finest basket-
ball players in the AWUTC
turned out to Coach Sol Schec-
ter for the Drew varsity team.
Regular league games will be
played during the winter.
The team will be built around
Lt. John Fowler, high point
man in the City League last
winter. This player, who is
slight of build and short of
stature, proved to be the most
sensational basketball player in
these parts last winter. He is
one of those chaps, who when
seemingly hopelessly covered,
will emerge from a throng of
opponents and score a basket.
The AWUTC Special Service
department is also planning to
have a basketball league for the
entire Signal Corps, with 48
teams taking part.
Dizzy Grid Year
Ends As Mystic
Misses 3 Games
The ECHOES football contest came to an end last Sat-
urday, with our forecaster, Lt. Charles W. Lyons, losing on
One of his misguesses was the Prisoner of Nazis
Army-Navy game, but the lieu- ..
tenant was quick to come up with
the excuse that he really knew %
the Gobs would win the contest
and that his only reason for se-
lecting the Cadets in print was ,
because he's in the Army.
The ECHOES' prognosticator
fared worse than any of the
ten men who won cartons of ,
cigarets. Two of the winners
had nine correct predictions,
being adroit enough to put
their money on Navy.
They were M/Sgt. Frank Zar-
rus, 714th SAW Company, and
Pvt. W. J. Magdalenski, Hq.
Plotting Company, 576th SAW
All the winners were fooled by
the Notre Dame-Great Lakes -ilt.
Other winners were T/5 Al-
bert Pater, Hq. and Plotting
Company, 576th SAW Bat-
talion; Nicholas Zylman, Hq.
and Plotting Company, 57611th
SAW Battalion; Joseph Espos-
ito, Hq. and Plotting Company.
563d SAW Battalion; Sgt. Alan
W. Frey, Base Finance; Pvl.
John N. Sweeley, Signal Hq. PRIMO CARNERA, who once held the
Company, Third Fighter Cor- world's heavyweight champion-
mand; Pvt. Glenn T. Gilliand, ship, was reported wounded and
748th SAW Company; Pfc. Don- taken prisoner in Northern Italy by
ald Pevic, 2d Reporting Com- the Nazis. He faces speedy execu-
pany, 501st SAW Battalion, and tion for his anti-Axis activities.
Pfc. Tom J. Wardingle, 903d QM He is a member of the Italian Anti-
Company. Fascist Partisans. (International)
569th Holds Party
By CPL. HANK GOODMAN
The party successfully ac-
complished, the committee
may take a well-deserved
bow. When the men in the
569th's 2nd Reporting Com-
pany left the Columbia Res-
taurant last Sunday night
this sentiment prevailed:
"Why don't we do this more
We give thanks to Lt. Ernest
Price and Ist/Sgt. Lou Vidovich
for "arrangements" and Sgt.
Powell Lobel for a program that
proved to be everything that he
The food was delicious, the
v. me generous, and the entertain-
ment top-notch. And our guests,
TMaj. Andrew Rizner, Battalion
Executive Officer and Lt. Thomas
D. Temple of the Headquarters
and Plotting Company agreed
that such events should come at
From the speaker's table came
a constant barrage of complaints
of "i've been framed" or "I've
been put on the spot" meaning
they had not intended to speak;
but in spite of their "surprise,"
that table acquitted itself beau-
tifully. Lieutenant Price man-
aged to pass the buck to Sergeant
Vidov'ich several times, but
yielded on one occasion to the
applause of the audience. Lt.
Geo.rge B. Wrenn, Company Com-
mander, was persuaded to sing
"il Wild Irish Rose" and to tell
some of his Irish jokes. This was
one of the diverting "frame-ups"
above the regular program that
had been arranged. During and
after the dinner music was pro-
vided by the "Stylists," a super
swing quartet from the 465th
AAF band, and by Stanley Sivik,
accordionist from Headquarters
and Plotting company.
Night in City
By PVT. PETE PETERSON
Saturday night Drew
Field's unbeaten and untied
AWUTC football team will
meet the Davis Islands Coast
Guards gain at .Phillips
Field under the lights at
8 p.m. In their two previ-
ous meetings the Signal Corps
soldiers knocked off the sol-
diers by 10 to 0 and 26 to 6.
Tickets are 25 cents for sol-
diers and 50 cents for civil-
In their last meeting, Sunday,
the soldiers unleashed a diversi-
fied attack to humble the sailors
on the Signal Corps gridiron. But
the sailors are not one bit scared,
claiming that they have not much
chance to play regulation games
and they are optimistic over their
chances in this next one.
The AWUTC outfit, on the con-
trary, is not making any predic-
tions, being content to stand on
their record. They won twno tough
ball games in a space of three
days, having beaten the Camp
Weatherford eleven-from Braden-
ton on Thanksgiving by a 14 to 0
Against Weatherford George
"Thunderbolt" Esposito was the
big gun, with the redhead scor-
ing both touchdowns. But on
Sunday the soldiers crossed up
the Davis Island sailors when
big Hal McEwen chewed the
opposition line to bits with ter-
rific plunges to score two
Other AWUTC backs who tore
into the sailors were Petite Pete
Petitti, who made one touchdown
from 30 yards out, and Tom Arm-
strong, the demon first sergeant
who also did a bit of all right
for himself in the place-kicking
These chaps were aided again
by the superlative defensive play
of Bulldog Brown, quarterback,
and Don (Run One My Way)
MacKenzie, and, who was also
good for one touchdown.
On the great AWUTC line Ala-
bama Mitchell, Utah Parrish, An-
gelo Demattei and Dick (One
Man Gang) Hencken, piled up
most of the Coast Guard plays
before they reached the line of
Late in the game, Gardner,
Davis Island back, hurled a
touchdown pass to Lauman to
make the final score 26 to 6.
The sailors have gone on record
as predicting they will fill the
air with passes next Saturday
and will also produce one of
those "secret plays" to run the
AWUTC soldiers out of the
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 2, 1943
I MAX WERNER-The Course of the War
Gilbert Islands Invasion Proves Allies
Have Seized Initiative in the Pacific
By MAX VERNER come the important step to-
Our action in the Gilbrt ward the tnfl'ication ot oiur
stratee~ ill the South Pacitc.
is!riand confirms- the fact tliat
Americari fighting forces in War of Bases
the Pacille have wvre-ted the The Gilberts afltrd us a
Siniriative fromn- the strategic position from wlriichi
Japanese mil Ita ry American forces can strike
machine. The pc-'- nortli.:,rdJ to\,a1d the lMrir-
-seision of the Gil- shall islands and Wake. Co-
t.erts wv.il open inev. operatic-n I:f Ame-rican iia\:,i
opcaiiornal o:pporntlliles for tr.ces. engaged in the South
us But bee:,use it is a Pacific \ ith our n'min forcIcS
linited opet ation this action ba:ed on Pearl Harbor is
is :onl a step and n0o a de- \ital The Gilberts can be-
cisiori. It d,:onirstrates., ho'.v- come that position \ hence
eer, \.hat the real i_-ue. cof both the junction anti the
Pacitic stratea,- are. shifting oif forces iir the South
We can count on three
strategic results of this Amreri-
We shall be nearer to con-
solidlatlng that American sec-
tor of the var in the Pacitic
which runs fiorn Pearl Harbor
to the approaches. to Austra-
lia Commrnunications in this
area will thus be made more
New. po-sibilities are opened
for co-operation between Ad-
miral Halseyv's and General
MIacArthur's fronts because
converging action against the
main Japanese position at
Truk island becomes possible
from both si.:i.e. The capture
of the Gilbert i-lands can be-
Pacltic iand C--entral Pacaiic is
po:ssble. Taken a; a whole
this oper-at ion increa -es the
freedom of action by U. S
naval aid air forces.
Of course, the capture of
the Gilberts is only a begin-
ning-tbut the beginiiinr ot
what' The outer ring of Jap-
anese defenses is dented. But
how i. ill this success be ex-
ploited- Clarity: about cindi-
tions of war in the Pacific is
no les important than the u-'e
of the n ew\ly worin small ba-se
The fiaht for the Gilbeits is
an iilustration of the strategic
rules in the Pacilic war. The
climaxi ot every operations
there must and will be the
action and occupation-that is
to say. land fighting. Sea and
air power prep:.are this fight.
The effectiveness of both .will
be measured by how they
Itllfil thc-ir role in carrying
out landings an.-i occupatiions..
The war in the Pacific i.
esFertiall, a war for ba'-se.
The next rnajor t:-,:k o1 our
Pacific st'ratleCg is to ove-rcome
distance-; by the conquest andc
recon-quest of ba'c-se which will
carry the war closer to the
Japarnese islands, and force
thle decision there What wec
Imu't achieve is rnot the ah-
stract control of the sea in the
Pacific but v.e llmut attain and
conquer concrete oltiectives.-
The ohjectiv.e. next alter
the Gilberts are Jaluit. Wake
aid Truk-just as the objec-
tLve next after tlhe Solomons s
and New Guinea is Rabaul.
This mcan., of couri-se, not
merely short:-r distances but
.-trategic continuity and inter-
relation as well. The hliorten-
ing of distances means the
conqu]e-t of bases.
The destruction of enemy
fighting forces is both the im-
plement and the final goal of
this battle for bases. To wrest
bases from them we must
cateh and destroy Japanese
forces, anld we \want bases in
order to achieve the final de-
struction of the Japanese nmili-
Every individual battle in
the Pacific denmol strate- its
on IIiniitation-:. There have
been decisive battles in Eu-
rope in this w.ar, but nonee yet
iii the Pacific. Ther .e we must
still piepl are for tle decisive
battle! to come. The Gilbeit
islai-1-r isol:ated,i are on l a
haindul it cornli in the endless
wat-rt desert that is the- Pacific
oc, 'cn. As stratecgc positions
they are oily relatively im-
portanrt-linportant, that iF, inl
relation to the sectorr of the
tront an-:i tile ;Ze oft the torces
which will use them tor fur-
th-er operation! .
We mi-ist ee clairly tlhat the
entire front betateen Pearl
Harbor and Australia is only
a ilankini sector of a tre-
iren idously extended theater
of v. ar v. which includes not
only the whole of the w.eitern
Pacitie but half the co-ntilnernt
of Asia a- w.ell. Every in-
dividual battle in the Pacific
should- remind us that in this
area tactIcal success merian
less than in Europe where
battles are waged much cloi',er
to their ultimate goals, arnd
v ithi more c on ce n t r a e d
The atolls -of the Gilberts
are a dCemonst-lranton ot how
limited our tactical sILuce-i e
in the Pacific still are. But
the GClberts demonstrate the
pattern ot victory in the Paci-
fic, too. This pattern is the
co-c-peration or all \weapons in
the operatii:o of landing,. man-
euver and blitz In ocean _paces
\wil deecitions reached only in.
land tiehting Thu. the build-
ing up of an amrquate three-
dlimrensional military nnachine
is the tirit condrit-lon t vic-
tory in the Pacifce.
The secon:rd major prerequi-
site is co-coperation amorne all
of the scattered trornts. The
Gilbi-rts can hbcome tth piv ot
poitiorn beI t..e-ten the So:uth
and Central Pac:ifc. But the
n-man trateeic task: stll re-
ilainr- the orgoari:3tio:n of ef-
iectiLve co-ordinationl among
the llrajor tronti agailn-t Jlap-
an, the fronts in the western
Pacific with the front in
India. Bi. ma andl ChinaI-and
eventually Sib-ria and Marn-
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soldiers who otherwise would
clog transportation facilities going
Original plans for the shell
were drawn by a Tampa archi-
tect, but were revised by the post
engineers to meet changes re-
quested by the Base Special Serv-
ice Office, according to Major
Guy B. Lynes, Post Engineer.
Constructed by the Post Engi-
neers, the shell has a concrete
foundation and curtain walls. It
is 30 feet wide and 17 feet deep.
The large terrazo dance floor in
front of the shell is surrounded
by seats that can accommodate
TWO DRESSING ROOMS
The shell has two dressing
looms, a two-shower bathroom
and a radio transmission room be Santa Claus to my relative's WAC area and also consoled pa-
equipped to do all the tricks of MORE ABOUT- children." tients at the station hospital.
modern radio. At the 568th SAW, 1st Sgt. Al- At every area Miss Day visited
mArnr oA bert Foster, with only one wish she was turned over to the man
The shell was built under the in mind. "For Christmas, a cameo in the ranks. Last week's
engineering supervision of Veighn and diamond combination ring. ECHOES carried several organ-
Dangerfield, associate engineer to I've wanted one for ages and izational stori-s which mentioned
the Post Engineer. Also connet- (Continued from Page 3) haven't done anything about it." Miss Day's visit.
the Post Engineer. Also connect-
ed with the construction weresaw her two weeks ago when I The WA Detachment was rep- Typical of these is a story from
ed with the construction were saw her two weeks ago when I resented by vivacious Cpl. Janis the 553d SAW Battalion, written
Charles Fuss, maintenance super- was home on furlough but I miss Weibel, from New Orleans. the 553d SAW BttalionyThwritten
visor; Capt. James P. McGuire, her more now." Tillman hails "A nice cigaret case and lighter respondent's first paragraph said:
assistant Post Engineer, who ex- from Winston-Salem. He ex- s my choice, preferably a Ron- "Our popular sergeant Hirsch of
pedited the work, and Maj. Ches- pressed hope that his wife would ponae always ha, tobacco all the 553d was really in the spot-
ter K. Delano, Base Special Serv- be here by Christmas. over my pure. In the second flgt last Wednesday. The lucky
ice Officer. Sergeant Earl Schenkel, of place I never can find a match. I movie star, Laraine Day, on a
Lt. George W. Kluge, Base As- always have a match and no tour of our area.
sistant Special Service Officer, the 568th SAW, and Sgt. Frank always have a match and no our of our area."
who has been in radio many years, Fitzpatrick, 714th SAW, both When Miss Day left Drew Field,
said the shell's acoustics are "far want a furlough for Christmas. as the ECHOES said in last
above and beyond expectations." Sgt. Schenkel wants to visit MORE ABOUT- week's issue, she declared her
Major Delano pointed out that visit here was "the highlight of
programs originating at WDAE his parents at Cincinnati. my journey to camps throughout
and WFLA and from CBS and "There is no place like good old J the United States."
NBC can be sent to Drew via Cincinnati," according to the "Drew soldiers," she said, "are
telephone wires for retransmission enthusiastic Schenkel. the most refined and courteous of
over the PA system. (Continued from Page 3) them all."
With the up to the minute Sergeant Fitzpatrick, suffering
transmission equipment, the band from the whims of second child- lowing night she visited Service Transportation of an infantry
shell is equipped to broadcast va- hood, told Santa: "I want to get Club No. 1. division of 15,000 men, equipment
rious special ceremonies and the away from everything GI for Miss Day also visited troops in and supplies requires more than
speeches of important visitors, awhile, but, most of all I want to training in the field in the old 1,500 men.