Title: Drew Field echoes
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Title: Drew Field echoes
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Tampa Fla
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Subject: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
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General Note: "Published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field."
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Editorial .- A. Ixnay to L. Day Comment


Drew Field Echoes







Shep Gets Dog Tag

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Shep-a shaggy, affectio
walked from the valley of dea
Shep, who was picked up
of an inoculation tag, is the p
The chaplain, not knowing of
Shep's plight, advertised in the
ECHOES for the dog, believing
he had gotten lost.
Shep's adventure would have
been short-lived but for James
W. Williams, a Negro workman.
The dog was one of four to
be electrocuted and it was Wil-
liams' task to haul away the
He watched one, two, three
of the'-ogs sent in a matter of
seconds to the dog heaven of
juicy bones and numerous trees.
Shep, the fourth dog, was
brought out. He romped and
nipped playfully at -the soldier's
hand leading him, offering no re-
sistance when his legs were tied
and he was laid on the floor. It
was just a game to him.
The rust brown patch just back
of his shoulder blades, and at the
base of his spine were moistened
o make a better ground for the
10 volts of current.
At the crucial moment, when
the two wires were clamped at
each end of the spine, Williams
"Say, corporal, what would I
have to do to save this dog?"
he asked.
"Just buy inoculation tags for
him," the corporal answered, "and
guarantee us that the dog will
have a good home."
"I agree to both terms," Wil-
liams said quickly, and patted the
dog's head and released him, and
brought him to his home in
But Williams' troubles had
barely started, for Shep had no
city dog license. Not wanting to
take any chances of losing his
new found companion, the dog's
new owner kept the wag-tailed
fellow inside until the necessary
tags could be procured.
Soon Shep had all the jingling
inscriptions that would permit
him to roam unmolested on the
street or in the field.
The Williams were com-
pletely happy and Shep seemed
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nate Shepherd dog-literally
ath last week.
Sby Drew Field MPs for lack
et of Chaplain Lawrence.

Gala Program

Planned Here

On Christmas
Drew Field will celebrate
the Christmas season with
special religious services,
sports jamborees, parties,
dances, musical programs,
and, of course, a swell Christ-
mas Day feast.
Soldiers aren't the only ones
who will have an elegant time.
Two big parties are planned for
the children of Drew Field offi-
cers and enlisted men. Each
child will be given a gift and will
have the opportunity to speak
with Santa Claus.
Probably the most appreciated
gift Drew Field Joes will receive
from Uncle Sam will be free
movies all day Christmas. The
movies also will be gratis to
guests of military personnel.
Already the Base is begin-
ning to take on a Christmas at-
mosphere, with many chapels
and other buildings blossoming
out with tinsel, holly and other
(Continued on Page 3)


The Hollywood war; of phony "Shoot your mother if need
drama and super colossal pub-, be, but keep your name before
licity for its glamorous ladies the temple of the teeming box-
continues today as in peace- office millions," is an accepted
time, despite the apparent de- slogan of press agents during
sire by Filmdom's royality to ordinary days of peace.
"do its part." PRESS AGENTS' WAR
Laraine Day, a talented and, What we didn't realize was
we believe, sincere lady of the that press agenting is a war in
screen, last week made the na- itself. It is a war between
tion's newspapers with a com- itself. It s a warbetwee
ment that her recent trip to smart promoters who-despite
meA cams "had beent p mono- the horrors and burdens of the
Army camps "had been mono- greater war must continue
pomied b officers." greater war must continue
polized by officers." their campaign to keep the girls
The ECHOES, with other in print.
camp newspapers, retaliated
with a pointed denial. We knew But-if the "Variety" story
that La Day's visit to Drew is true-this is no time for a
Field had been an enlisted press agent to take advantage
man's holiday, and that ap- of Miss Day, of the War De-
proximately one hour had been -
exclusive for officer consump- apartment or of the soldier.
tion. The ECHOES believes that
BABES IN WOODS press agents should get their
But we are young. Not one heads out of the ballyhoo
member of the ECHOES staff is clouds and keep their milk-
over 50 years of age, and we bath yarns for days when
youngsters continue to live in h fabrication would not
the ivory tower of youth be- such fabrication would not
living that this is the best waste the time of bigger peo-
possible of Hollyworlds now pie with bigger things to do.
devoting its talented personnel We regret the incident as we
to winning the war. know every sincere American
Our ivory tower was quickly does.
turned to salt, not unlike Sodom .
and Gomorrah. Hollywood has gone to war.
"Variety" the "Showman's We like Hollywood and
Bible" carried this week a re- Hollywood likes us.
port intimating that a smart Roses .are red and we like
press agent had dreamed up the Laraine Day and Laraine Day
Day denunciation, knowing his likes us too.
client would obtain columns of Violets are violets and we
space throughout the country, like the smart press agent.
Miss Day's P. A.-if he was We recommend a basic train-
the, originator of the star's ing course for him (or her)
statement double crossed with a few courses of orienta-
statement double crossed tion pointing out a greater war
her, double crossed Holly- than the Hollywood struggle.
wood, double crossed the We believe he would make
Army, double crossed the a good private in the U. S.
soldier and double crossed his Army-that is with certain re-
own "profession," which is To the whole affair Day we
not the youngest, write 30.

Spotlight Band,

Movie Stars To

Play Bandshell

The biggest flesh and blood show ever staged at an
Army base will be presented here December 28, when Mal
Hallett's Coca-Cola Spotlight Band and an aggregation of
Hollywood and Broadway stars will entertain at the band-
Known as the "AW Round-Up
Rally," the big-name band and
topnotch performers will perform
for soldiers of both the Signal
and Air Corps.
.The Christmas holiday show
is so big that arrangements
still are being formulated. Just
what stars of the screen and ,i
legitimate stage will be here -. '
won't be known until word is
received from the War Depart-
ment. But it was certain that
there will be a bevy of well-
known entertainers.
Designed as a salute to the
trainees of the Aircraft Warning
Unit Training Center at Drew
Field and its thousands of "grad-
uates" all over the world, the
show will reach its high point
with the nation-wide Blue Net-
work broadcast by Hallett's Spot-
light Band from 9:30 to 10--p.m.
On the broadcast will be a five-
minute tribute to all AW per- MAL HALLETT
sonnel, wherever they may be.
Blocks of tickets will be issued
to all Drew Field organizations .
in accordance with their strength.
The various units will decide on
the manner of distributing ducats Show ,
to their personnel.

BOMBERS s Coming


Bomber Groups operating
from Florida bases, including
the 396th stationed here, es-
tablished a safety record last
month, when there was only
one fatal accident in 2,296-
000 miles of flying, according
to Third Air Force Head-
The new accident rate is
the lowest in the history of
the Third Air Force-the
largest air unit in the world.
The record was based on fig-
ures of November operations
by Third Air Force bomber
and other type aircraft or-
ganizations in 15 states.
Measured by flying time, the
November rate was 1.07 accidents
per 1,000 hours.
Third Air Force pilots, operat-
ing under various weather condi-
tions, flew 185,370 miles, or the
equivalent of almost 7/2 times
around the world, for every acci-
dent. This includes all types of
accidents-minor and serious, the
majority of which did not involve
Since September, 1942, when
the Office of Flying Safety was
(Continued on Page 12)

A new stage revue, "Happy
Daze," has been booked here at
the Bandshell at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Big time excitement is prom-
ised in this late addition to USO-
Camp Shows, the 41st of the new
series of Victory Units planned
for service men's entertainment.
The number of these shows is be-
ing gradually increased to a total
of 55 units.
Like all Camp Shows, the re-
vue, "Happy Daze," will be pre-
sented admission free. According
to the advance reports, this new
show is a natural and moves at a
fast clip. It is a happy blending
of comedy, music, novelty and the
latest vogue in song and dance.
The following acts will appear
in person:
LEVAN & dBOWES-Man and
Girl, comedy with music.
nowned foot juggler.
citing Acro-dancer.
PAUL LE PAUL-Prestidigita-
Vocal Harmony.
FRED SMALLS pianist and
musical conductor.

Officers' Wives Offer
Free Mending to GIs
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevrons or insignia sewed on,
may avail themselves of free
sewing service rendered by the
Officers Wives' Sewing Club.
Clothes should be left at Chapel
No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tues-
day morning.

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Base Rifle Class

Develops Scores

Of Deadeye Dicks

Results of the first rifle n
nounced by the Base S-3 off
Captain C. M. Evanson, in
charge of classes and firing,
called the results excellent. Base
S-3 officer is Capt. Alfred W.
Lewis. Master Sergeant Paul J.
Harding is chief instructor, while
assistants are S/Sgt. Pippin, Cpls.
Don A. Lee and Merzock, Pfc.
Bostick, and Pvts. Elmore and
During the three-week course
men spend a total of 52 hours at
classes and on the firing line.
The second class, which consists
of 14 officers and 166 enlisted
men, is now in progress.
Highest score in the first class
was made by Pfc. J. Vechoric,
who made 189 of a possible 200.
Following is the complete list
of scores:
828th GUARD SQ.
Pfc. J. Vechoric, 189.
Pfc. W. Luttinen, 176; Pvt. Roger
Johnson, 170.
S/Sgts. Robert Armbruster, 142; D.
J. Groesser, 166; Sgts. R. F. Phillips,
148; Harry Polsky, 157; Cpls. A. Berk-
man, 140; A. D. Ferris, 150; Harold F.
Lawrence. 149; J. Schuil, 166; Edwin
V. Wadas, 161; Pfcs. M. Anderson,
163; J. Bluestein, 150; T. J. Burns,
153; John D. Dean, 151; J. Denora, 138;
Joseph B. Divona, 153; August R.
Gianatasio, 162; K. F. Gillian. 136;
Daniel H. Goldsmith. 157; D. H. Gregg.
148; George J. Henry, 149; R. R.
Hindsley, 140; Daniel N. Knowles. 137;
Lionel E. Martel, 159; J. Myers, 142:
Ralph E. O'Brien, 165; L. B. Ray. 138;
Domenic J. Spinelli. 151; Gordon York,
136; Leo Weiss, 136; Pvts. H. Ashley.
143; Louis F. Bacon, 167; John Bell,
138; J. W. Bettis, 142; Charles E.
Brown, 160; Norman Busse. 138; L.
Cruz. 141; Antonio Defazzio, 160; H.
Dixon, 138; N. G. DuBois, 144; Leon
Free. 139; Richard Garland, 163; J.
Holman. 165; Melvin E. Jackson, 157:
H. F. Lawson, 138; E. R. Ludwig, 153;
Arthur McKenna. 138; R. A. Moore,
146; Edward W. Policka. 164; W. Post,
154; C. R. Reed, 150; Daniel R. Riley,
146; J. A. Roger, 137; John J. Sanders.
140; Leslie E. Williams, 145; Vincent
J. Zubey. 137.
T/5 D. Bissett, 159: Pfc. J. A. Mar-
tin; 141; Pvt. D. J, Canosio, 156.
T/5 R. A. Dedke. 151: Pvts. R. Me-
dich, 141, M. Riccio, 143.
T/Sgt. S. E. Diamond. 154; S/Sgt.
J. W. Bock, 164; T/5 R. E. Lansers. 155.
Sgt. W. G. Krewson. 171; Cpl. R. C.
Hoier, 178; Pfc. A. E. Woodke, 175.
Cpl. H. J. Costello, 166.
DET. 7,903d QM.
Cpl. W. L. Holmes. 170.
Pvt. A. M. Gilbreath, 180.
Pvts. P. c. Blatell 136; M. Ewan-
cieu, 143; J. McNamara, 143; N. C.
Seith, 158; R. E. Smith. 154.
314th BH and AB SQ.
Cpl. George A. Bucci, 178; Pvt. J. N.
Tullis. 171.
S/Sgt W. M. Sutherlin, 139; Sgts.
W. C. Griggs, 143; N. J. Stothart, 149;
Cpl. A. H. Narshall, 141; Pfcs. G. D.
Adams, 158; D. Christiansen, 157: W.
C. Hart, 139; Peter 0. Rosener. 142;
W. D. Shumaker, 161; Pvts. E. Gar-


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ice yesterday.

vey, 144; L. A. Gibson, 140; A. E.
Hartman, 169; H. V. Herbert, 154.
Pfc. Willis Wisdon, 182.
First Sgt. J. Gray, 156; S/Sgts. E.
Henderson. 156; L. Patterson, 151; R.
Simmons, 137; Sgts. F. L. Barber, 164;
James G. Johnson. 159; Eddie L.
Roundtree, 163; Harry W. Thayer,
160; Cpls. Shermon Brown, 144; Em-
ery Mason, 164; James E. Nedd, 143;
Leon Webb, 153; Saunders Welch, 152;
Pfcs. Thomas Benn, 144; Eddie Dun-
ham, 160; Edward Farmer, 146: H.
Lovell, 136; Pvts. J. Allen, 136; J. D.
Davenport, 154; J. Green, .158: A. H.
Newsom, 137; Pfc. Darrell E. Pain-
ter, 147.
1,301st GUARD SQ.
Sgt. Willie H. Dillon, 152; Cpl. Er-
nest Newsome, 168; Pfcs. Simon Jones,
146; Eddie Lizzmore, 150.

396th Bomb Group

Cagers Outscore

Weatherford Five

The 396th Bombardment Group
officers' basketball team added
the first Florida scalp to its belt
when it defeated Camp Weather-
ford, 43-32, at the Bradenton High
School Gym, December 7. This
was the first time the officers had
been on a basketball floor since
October 28, when they lost to
East Washington State College of
Cheney, Wash., by one point. East
Washington was eliminated from
the National Championship by
Wyoming, the national champs.
Lt. Jammie Philpott was the
high-point man of the evening,
with a total of sixteen points. Lt.
Philpott formerly played center
for West Point. Lt. John H. Wil-
son, formerly of Washington and
Lee, collected ten points. Lt. Nor-
man Skinner, a newcomer to the
team scored six points; Lt. Irving
Witty, former captain of the New
York University team, tossed five
points; Lt. Kenneth MacMannus
made four points and Major
Claude Burcky scored two.
Player- b. f. so. Player- b. I. so.
Whitty, r 2 1 5 Sento, f 4 0 8
Howard, f 0 0 0 Hughes, f 2 0 4
M'Mannus, f 2 0 4 Joslin, f 5 0 10
Wilson, o 5 0 10 Wood, c 4 0 8
Burcky, c 1 2 McCmick 0 0 0
Philpott, g 8 0 10 Hunter, g 1 0 2
Skinner, g 3 0 6 Murlop, g 0 0 0
Floeman. g 0 0 0 Aerilo, g 0 0 0
Distalman. ga 0 0 Waner, g 0 o 0
Hadley, g 0 0 0
Totals 21 1 431 Totals 16 0 32
The officers of the 396th added
another victory to their string
Friday night when they defeated
the Post team at Hendricks Field,
35-17, when every man scored.
The score at half time was 21-4.
Hendricks had scored only one
field goal and two fouls. With the
second string playing the second
half, the Bombers were still able
to outscore their opponents. Lts.
Philpott, Graziano, and Skinner
each had seven points. Lt. Wilson
and Witty had six and four re-
spectively, Lt. McMannus had one
field goal with Lt. Hadley and
Duhan collecting one foul shot

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AW Football

Team Ends

Top Season

Drew Field's AWUTC foot-
ball team ended their season
in a blaze of glory, going
through five tough games un-
defeated and untied. Plans
had been underway for a
gala Christmas game with
either Fort Benning or Jack-
sonville, but both of those
teams have closed out their
regular schedule and could
not consider a post-season
Although the gang played five
games, they could find but two
opponents Camp Weatherford
from Bradenton and the Davis
Islands Coast Guards.
They played the Coast
Guards three times, beating
them 10 to 0, 26 to 6, and 15 to
6. Against Bradenton they won
by scores of 14 to 6 and 14 to 0.
It was a well balanced team,
coached by Lt. Charles Collins
and Cpl. Buster Mott, and many
of the so-called third string re-
serves were as good as those in
the starting lineups.
High point man was George
"Thunderbolt" Esposito, left
halfback, who made four touch-
downs, all of them against
Bradenton. Close behind him
was Mike Baran with three,
Hal McEwen with two and Don
MacKenzie and Pete Petitti
with one each.



1. Paper may be made from
rags, grasses or wood. What
is the best paper made from?
2. How many of the following
are true:
(a) Lord-Mountbatten is the
grandson of Queen Victoria.
(b) A new fabric is made
from skimmed milk.
(c) According to Emily Post,
vegetables eaten at the table
should be buttered with a
3. Is Prince Edward Island on
the east coast or the west
coast of Canada?
4. Which of the following skins
used for fur coats comes from
the smallest animal: Alaskan
seal, Hudson seal or beaver?
5. Are there four or six strings
on a standard guitar?
6. A descendant of the F.F.V.
is a descendant of what?
7. Is the word "cygnet" cor-

rectly used in this sentence:
I saw a cygnet swimming
with its mother.
8. To the average person, does
time seem to pass faster or
slower as the person grows
9. What is the plural of harness?
10. What's the difference be-
tween a violin and a viola?
(Answers on Page 11)

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BUS ROUTE REVISED this week in an effort to obtain the
best possible service for the mostest is pictured above. Chief
change in the camp bus system is the South Area run. The
south bus will not reverse its run during the rush hours but
will continue to move south from the depot at 1st St. and
turn on Ave. B to 10th St. During the hours between 7
a.m. and 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. the South
busses will turn at 1st St. and Ave. F and stop at the East
Gate. Officials are eager for constructive criticism and are
working toward a system which will service a majority of
soldiers to their best advantage.



Scoring in the 2d Training Basketball League was pat-
terned after Rhode Island State's famed brand of mass
point production when 756th SAW Company thumped 760th
SAW Company by a score of 3-10 in the first game, and in
the second contest of the evening 746th SAW Company rode
roughshod over the Headquarters quintet, 76-60, to remain
Al Cantrell, in the pivot slot Midway through the second
for 756th, proved that his scoring quarter 746th took a slim lead,
flashes are not influenced by but lost it just before the half
horseshoes as he tossed a meager ended when 'Bob Forgrave
total of 25 points to pace the sec- hooked two clean shots from
ond consecutive victory for 756th. the corner to even the score,
The 760th was limited to four 35-35, at half-time. The 746th
baskets from the court, with Kel- turned the pressure on in the
ler tossing three of the rationed second half to pull in front at
twin-pointers. the end of the third period. In
the last quarter Headquarters
BOXSCORE: failed to keep up with the
756TH SAW 760TH SAW hustling floor play previously
g. fl. to. f'- "l. tp. shown by the office boys and
Osehmanf. 10 0 20 Fulk., 1 0 2 fell into the loss column with
Radack.f 0 0 0 Keller., 3 0 6
Scicchter,f 8 0 16 Coiiick,c 1 0 0 wild pokes failing to swish the
Lionef 0 0 0 Karweek,g 0 1 1 net.
Cantrell.e 12 1 25 Lulz.g 0 1 1
Hartung.g 1 0 2 Bill O'Brien, ex Manhattan
S. 'Abroikyg 0 4 Frosh athlete, was the big gun
olnofsky.g --- for 746th with 30 points. John
3 1 73 4 2 10 Toomasian and Alexander had
746TH-2D BN. TILT their share of the winning score

Furious basketball highlighted
the second game of the evening,
with 746th SAW Company tus-
sling with Headquarters Com-
pany and emerging victorious,

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with 22 and 14 points, respec-
Stetson and Hamburger, with
20 and 15 points respectively,
paced the Headquarters scoring.
fg. fl. tp. fg. tl. tp.,
Busackf 0 3 3 Reed.f 2 1 5
Pequotf 0 0 0 Barash.f 2 0 4
Aloxandcr.f 6 2 14 Forgrare,f 4 1 9
Toomaslan,c 9 4 22 M1ller.f 0 0 0
O'Brien,g 12 6 30 Stenson,. 8 4 20
Croes,g 0 0 0 Anthrop,.c 0 0
Hobbs g 2 3 7 Hamburgur.g 7 1 15
Kravetz.g 0 0 0 Greenberg,g 0 0 0
Wileyg 1 3 5
Maddox,g 1 0 2
Total 29 18 76 Total 25 10 60

St. Louis Asks Staub
To Play for Them
Corporal Francis X. Staub of
the 6th Training Battalion at
Camp Weatherford has a per-
sonal letter from William O. De-
Witt, vice president of the St.
Louis Browns, asking him to re-
port to the Browns after the war
is over.
DeWitt had read in "The Sport-
ing News" about Straub's win-
ning 14 of 16 games pitched last

summer. Drew Field batters
were his victims in seven of these

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Promises Funfest

CHAPEL CHRISTMAS CHORUS is composed of Army nurs es, Air-WACs, chaplains and chaplains' assistants. They will
be heard on Sunday night's Chapel Hour and during various other programs of Christmas music held on Drew Field. The
chorus was organized by Chaplain August W. Gruhn, senior r chaplain of AWUTC.

Carols, Kiddie Treats Planned


There's little excuse for
not knowing the Christmas
season is here. By sight and
sound, the Christmas theme
is being carried to all per-
sonnel on Drew Field.
Beginning early next week and
continuing through Christmas
Eve, appropriate Christmas music
-carols, hymns, popular selec-
tions and novelty numbers-are
being piped by PA systems to all
corners of the field. These daily
programs are played from 12:15 to
12:45 p.m.
Elaborate yuletide decora-
tions, never seen on any Army
base, have either been erected
or are, now in the process of
being built.
The "Manger Scene" is the
theme being portrayed on the
lawn of each chapel on the
base. These displays, in sil-
houettes and colors, are illum-
inated, and additional lawn
decoratiolis include cheerful
signs wishing all a "Merry
Similar silhouette displays are
also being erected on the lawns
in front of base and AWUTC
Headquarters, and it is also
planned to have gigantic lighted
trees on the lawns.
The Drew Field chapel in-
teriors are likewise decorated in
the seasonal motif. Trees be-
decked with blue lights and silver
tinsel stand at each end of the
chancels, and the altars hold
vases of poinsettias.
Other buildings on the field-
kitchens, PXs, officers' clubs and
dayrooms have their share of
wreaths, roping, tinsel, holly,
trees and other decorative items.

It'd Be Hara-Kiri

Where do those rumors start?
We don't know, but here's a weird
one. On December 7, the AW
Rumor Clinic got a call, asking
if it was true that the Japs cele-
brated that day of infamy by
bombing Pearl Harbor again.


Officers to Hold Series

Did you say holiday spirit?
Well, if it's holiday spirit you're
after, the-AWUTC Officers' Club
will supply plenty of it. The club
has planned three events for the
Christmas and New Year's week-
ends, and they're designed for
youngsters from 6 to 60.
From 4:30 to 7:00 o'clock on
Christmas Eve, it will be open
house in the newly decorated
lounge at the -club-a chance to
witness some top-notch enter-
tainment, hear some specially im-
ported -.for the occasion string
music, meet your friends and
wish them good cheer as the holi-
d a y approaches. Refreshments
will be served in abundance.
Christmas Day, between 2:00
and 4:30 p.m., will be one for a
general get-together where fam-
ilies will meet, entertainment
will be furnished and-musn't
forget-refreshment too.
As a wind-up the club will
hold a New Year's Eve dance,
guaranteed to meet the highest
metropolitan standards. Enter-
tainment, music, noisemakers,
favors for the ladies, fun for all
-that's the program, and it will
last long enough to see the old
year die, the new year born-and
then some. The doors of the club
will be open to officers and their
ladies at 8:30.
The club is looking forward
with genuine anticipation to its
three holiday events-and it ex-
tends its most cordial invitation
to all officers, their wives and
families, to join in the festivi-

A gala week of fun and frolic is
scheduled at the Drew Field's Air
Corps Officers' Club during the
Christmas holidays, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Lt. Ellen
E. Launius, assistant officer in
The festivities will start De-
cember 22, when the Drew Field
Officers' Wives Club meets at
1:30 p.m. for a dessert bridge.
On the 23d the children of all
enlisted men and officers are in-
vited to attend a Christmas party
which will boast a gaily decorated
tree, Santa Claus, and a present
for each youngster.
The annual Christmas dance
will be held on the night of the
25th and the dress is semi-formal.
All officers are urged to turn but
for this affair that will be spiked
with-hot music.
For those who require an ex-
tra shot of dancing, a special buf-
fet supper-dance has been ar-
ranged for the 26th. This affair
starts at 5:30 p.m.
A three-day rest period is al-
lowed before the Drew Field
bachelors hold their dance on the
29th. Music sweet and low will
greet everyone-who will be
dressed semi-formal.
The climax of the week will
come in the form of the New
Year's dance that will continue on
until morning, when breakfast
will be served at the club. This is
the only dance of the week that
will be strictly formal.

The social angle is not being neglected on Drew Field
during this Christmas season.
Dances, parties and other special programs are being
arranged, and details on some of these programs have
already been announced.
On Christmas Eve, a number of Remove Clothes
organizational parties will be held
in the day rooms. In addition, Fro Shm
both Service Clubs will hold Fom S op,
Christmas Eve dances. On Christ-
mas day, Service Clubs will hold Soldiers Urged
open house, with programs of
carols in the evening. .
On both evenings-Christmas Soldiers who have clothes at
Eve and Christmas Day-the AW the PX tailor shop, 2d St. near
Show Wagon will tour the vari- the main PX, were urged today
ous bivouac areas and units on to remove them so that room
operational training, to provide m b e may be made to take in new
entertainment, favors and food work.
for men who are not fortunate Lt.- Emanuel Abramson, as-
enough to be on the field during sistant PX officer, said the shop
the holiday season, was so crammed with finished
work that many soldiers with
work to be .done have to be
On the Dam bridge in Edam, turned away.
Holland, are rustproof, iron- Soldiers with finished uni-
backed benches invented in 1569 forms in the shop were asked
by an Edarfier who took his rust- to give their buddies a break-
proofing secret to the grave, and to remove their clothes.




The traditional Army Chil-
dren's Christmas will be ob-
served at Drew Field this
year. In keeping with the
plan followed throughout the
Army for many years, chil-
dren of officers and enlisted
men are to be treated at
parties to be held Thursday
afternoon, December 23, at
the Air Corps and the
AWUTC officers clubs. The
parties will start promptly
at 4 o'clock.
Children under 11 years are to
be special guests, and each child
may be accompanied by one or
both parents. Of course, Santa
Claus will be there, and a gift
will be provided for each child.
A full program of entertainment,
plus refreshments, a 1 s o is
'AWUTC enlisted men and of-
ficers are urged to see the first
sergeants of their units, to place
their children's names on the
"Santa Census" slips being com-
piled for use by the party spon-
Air Corps personnel are urged
to place the names of their chil-
dren with Chaplain Carl-W. Hew-
lett, Base chaplain, at Chapel 1.
The telephone number is 540.
Chaplain Hewlett said he would
like to see the children of all
officers and enlisted men at the
parties. Deadline for putting
names on the party list is Dec. 18.

WACs Bill

AW Quintet
A gala pre-Christmas athletic
program, labeled the "AW Sports
Jamboree," will be held Thursday
night, December 23, starting at
7:30 o'clock in Rec Hall 3, 2d St.
and Ave. N.
The highlight of the evening
will be a basketball battle be-
tween a WAC team and an
AWUTC quintet. As an "equal-
izer," the masculine GIs will be
required to wear boxing gloves,
and plenty of comedy is promised.
That's just a starter. A highly
intricate system of calisthenics
will be demonstrated by several
WAC experts. Boxing, wrestling
and mass games will wind up the
sports program.
Then will follow some music
and entertainment acts, after
which those attending will spend
the remainder of the evening in
plain and fancy dancing.

Good Will Spirit

Dominates Base;

Services Listed

Many yuletide religious
services have been scheduled
on Drew Field for Christmas
Eve and Christmas Day.
Chaplains have planned pro-
grams which are designed to
emphasize the full signifi-
cance of Christmas.
At 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, a
massed service for all units will
be held in the bandshell. Music
will be provided by the Chapel
Choir, a string ensemble and sev-
eral soloists, and the audience will
join in the singing of carols.
A special Christmas message
will be delivered by one of the
chaplains, and Christmas greet-
ings will be conveyed to members
of the various commands repre-
At 11:30 p.m. Christmas Eve,
midnight candlelight services for
Protestants will be held in Chap-
els 3 and 7.
Solemn High Mass for Cath-
olics will be held in the band-
shell, starting one minute after
midnight Christmas Eve, and
another Catholic Mass at the
same hour will be held in
Chapel 4. The schedule for
confessions in Chapels 2 and 4
follows: Wednesday and Thurs-
day, December 22 and 23, from
7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, De-
cember 24, from 1 to 11:30 p.m.
Catholic confessions at the Sta-
tion Hospital will be heard from
7 to 11:30 p.m., Christmas Eve,
with the Mass starting one minute
after midnight.-
On Christmas morning, Cath-
olic Masses will be held in Chapel
4 at 6, 7 and 9 a.m., and in Chapel
2 at 8 and 9 a.m. Mass at the
Station Hospital is scheduled for
7:30 a.m.
Several Protestant services will
be held Christmas Day. In Chapel
3, at 9:30 a.m., will be held a
Communion service for Episco-
Christmas Communion serv-
ices for all Protestants will be
held at 10:30 o'clock Christmas
morning in Chapels 1 and 4.
Several programs of Christ-
mas carols will be given by the
nurses at the Station Hospital.
The Jewish holiday, Feast of
Lights, coincides with 'Christmas
observances, and two services will
be held in Chapel 3, at 8:30 p.m.,
Friday, December 24 and at 8:30
a.m., Christmas.


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Yuletide trimmings. The Air-
WACs got the jump on the en-
tire Base. They hung sprays of
Christmas greens on their bar-
racks doors almost a week ago.
Highlighting Christmas religious
services will be a Solemn High
Mass to be held at the band shell
at 12:01 a.m. Christmas. Protes-
tant candlelight services will be
held at Chapels 3 and 7 at 11:30
p.m. Christmas Eve.
And at 7:30 p.m., at the band
shell, there will be a service for
all soldiers, with a choir, string
ensemble and soloists .n the stage
to provide the music. The audi-
ence will join in the singing of
High spot of the Christmas ath-
letic schedule will be a basket-
ball game next Thursday night
between Air-WACs and an
AWUTC quintet in Rec. Hall 3.
The men will play while wearing
boxing gloves.
There will be Christmas Eve
dan ')s at both Service Clubs.
On Christmas Day the Service
Clubs will hold open-house,
with carol singing in the eve-


SONGS TO Of Holiday Social Events




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Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, December 16, 1943
Air Base Commander
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity.
published each Thursday in the interest of the officers
and enlisted men of Drew Field.
Authority Sec. II, W. D. Circular 55, 1943, under the
supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with
W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated September 7, 1942,
Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Unit Newspapers
Major Chester I. Delano, Base Special Service Officer
Lt. Joseph RL McGinty. Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located In
Special Service Building on 8th St. between Aves. A and
B. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone, extension 2287.
DREW FIELD ECHOES receives material supplied by
Camp Newspaper Service, War Department, 205 E. 42 St.,
New York City. Credited material may not be re-
published without permission, from Camp Newspaper

(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
(Printed by The St. Petersburg Times]



Page of History
Demosthenes is the Greek orator,
known to most of us school children, as
the man who learned precise speech
while masticating pebbles.
Last week we dropped our late edition
of "Super Man" long enough to read a
couple of Demosthenes' orations. It was
surprising to us to find one of his exhor-
tations centered around "a war to end
"We cannot have a lasting peace in
Greece," the loquacious Hellenic said, "un-
til we defeat the barbarians and unite our
cities under a single banner."
This statement was interesting because
it emphasizes the ageless problem of war
which has confronted every nation or
tribe since man's intercourse.
Too seldom do we revert to other civ-
ilizations for guidance. We .lose perspec-
tive by overlooking past events and em-
phasizing too strongly our supposed
unique position in history.
For this age is faced with problems
identical to those of centuries ago.
We are fighting barbarians who threat-
en the safety of our government and de-
sire to destroy our form of civilization.
Page Demosthenes will you? Take a
chapter from Cyrus, the Persian; Julius
Caesar the Romah; Hannibal the Cartha-
gian; Fabius the dilatory.
As you read compare their problems,
their wars, their methods and attempts to
establish a lasting peace.
The issues today require study. We
must prepare for the peace, and our opin-
ions as citizens following the war will de-
termine the course of events to come.

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright. In the darkness
of the night. Which brings up a very interesting
question, thanks to-Willie Blake.
We don't particularly like to comment on the
obvious, believing that this column should be
digested only by the discriminate or the bored.
However, there remains an issue in modern war-
fare which will not stand alone, and requires in-
dividual comment.
The issue is.camouflage. The point is appar-
ent. Dead men and a bucket of rum mean noth-
ing unless the words are given full considera-
tion, and c-a-m-o-u-f-l-a-g-e stands as much
alone in its importance as a ham sandwich on a
meatless Tuesday.
Today's war is streamlined to the second.
Camouflage is often that difference between a
living second or a greeting card to St. Peter.
This fact was brought home to us recently
when we walked about the camouflage display
in Tampa. The displays were presented through
the skill of the Drew Field AWUTC camouflage
school and thousands of civilians were given
their first visual lesson in the art of being there
without being there.
The soldiers who spent extra hours present-
ing and explaining the Army's latest methods of
concealing themselves are to be complimented.
The officers in charge of the camouflage
school should receive congrats on the efficiency
and professional manner in which the demon-
strations were given.
This war is being fought with camouflage a
dominant part of victory. We have revolutionized
the Trojan Horse and after the brawl is over the
fine work of our camouflage artists will be even
more appreciated.

"It's my own idea, Major safeguarding military

i.rom Our Ch(aplain-

Man Is One World
In the Library of Congress, Washington, there are
words of wisdom carved in marble walls as if for eternity!
Not long since, on the second floor of that structure, we
read the inscriptions graven there. Among them were
these words: "Man is one world, and hath another world
to attend him." We read and re-read them, until we knew
that so long as we live they shall be our possession. It
was the first phrase in that sentence that gripped us: "Man

is one world."
What is it that makes man so
important that it may be said of
him that he, himself, is one
1. Man is important because of
the conviction among men that
life is a trust! Today men cannot
believe that they came from
nothing and are going nowhere.
Men are breaking themselves to
pieces on moral laws that are not
They are moral laws in a moral
universe. God is standing within
the shadows of the world, "keep-
ing watch above His own."
Jesus believed that. Did He not
say, "The Father hath sent Me?"
To Him life was something sacred
that a man must earry nobly
until,' at last, he can lay it down
at the feet of God.
All of the great lives that have
been lived on earth have been
characterized by this supreme

fact: They believed their lives
came as a trust from God. Man
is one world, then, because his
life is given dignity as an en-
trustment from the Creator.
2. Other little worlds are de-
pendent upon man's little world.
That is a rundabout method of
saying that other people are de-
pendent upon us. To illustrate:
There are somewhere in the
world 'individuals who care (tre-
mendously) whether you live or
whether you die, whether you are
ill or whether you are well,
whether your life is moral or
Yes, there are other little
worlds whose functioning de-
pends on what you are doing
with your own world. The fu-
ture of the -earth depends in no
small measure upon what you are
doing with your own life.

Weekly Religious Services
Sunday, December 19

General Protestant Services, 10:30 (First Sunday)
a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1,
8 and 9. and 8 a.m., Chapel 4.
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, and Presbyterian, 8 a.m., Chapel 3.
8 a.m., Chapel 4. Methodist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 3.
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4. Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4.
Evening Services, 7 p.m., Chapels Baptist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 5.
3, 4, 5 and 9.
Station Hospital: Morning wor-
ship, 10:15 a.m.; evening wor- JEWISH
ship, 6:30 p.m.; Bible Hour,
6:30 p.m. Thursday; Daily Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.; Friday, 8
Noon-day Prayer, 12:45 p.m. p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m., all in
Chapel 3; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m.,
CATHOLIC Base Hospital.
Sunday and daily Masses, 7:30
a.m., Ward B9, Base Hospital; 8 WEEKDAY
and 9 a.m., Chapel 2 and The- WEEKDAY
after 3; 11:30 a.m. Chapel 4; 6 Christian Service Men's League,
p.m., Chapel 2. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel 5.
Weekday Masses, 6 p.m., Chap-
el 4 (except Sunday); 6 p.m.,
Chapel 2 (except Wednesday.) CHAPEL LOCATIONS
Confessions, Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. Chapel 1-Ave. C and 8th St.
and 7 to 9 p.m., Chapels 2 and Chapel 2-Ave. E and 6th St.
4; 7 p.m., Base Hospital. Chapel 3-Ave. J and 2d St.
Capel 4-Ave. L and 2d St.
RCIIA Chapel 5-Ave. N and 2d St.
Sunday services at 9:15 a.m., Chapel 7-Ave. M and E. 1st St.
Chapel 1; Monday and Thurs- Chapel 8--Ave. N and 5th St.
day conferences, 4 to 7 p.m., Chapel 9-Ave. K and 5th St.
Chapel 1. Theater 3-Ave. K and 2d'St.

"Boy, I'll bet the
onel's mad!"

Knights of Columbus
Invites Soldiers
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!"
Co,- The meetings are held at the
corner of Cass and Tampa streets,
above the military bus station.


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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.

Inflation Price
Dear Sirs:
I would like to write a good GI gripe. Three
days before Thanksgiving an order was put on
all bulletin boards stating that all soldiers were
allowed to bring one guest to dinner. This would
cost a soldier 25 cents. A few of the fellows
were called before the adjutant, and told' that
they owed him 75 cents for the dinner! We are
not griping about the 75 cents, but please print
this so these officers can get the correct price
on the board and maybe give us a raise, too.

Praises Turkoise* Dinner
Colonel Melvin B. Asp
Commanding Officer
Drew Field, Florida
Dear Sir:
I should like to express my thanks and ap-
preciation for the privilege of attending the
Thanksgiving dinner given at the Field.for the
men and their guests.
It was a thoughtful and considerate gesture
and meant a great deal to the men and the
members of their families who are away from
I believe that special commendation should
be given to the mess officer in charge of Kitchen
No. 20, where I had my dinner, for the well-
organized manner in which the dinner was
served and for the attractiveness of the table
arrangements. It lent a homelike atmosphere,
which for the Army mess hall is a real accom-
And last, but not least, the tastiness and
quantity of the food deserves honorable men-
tion. I, for one, came away with a lasting im-
pression that the Army is taking excellent care
of our men and it is a pleasant feeling of re-
And so again, to you as the commanding offi-
cer of Drew Field and to the other officers re-
sponsible for a most enjoyable experience, I
should like to send my most grateful thanks.
Yours very truly,
Tampa, Fla.
Diner Bell may like to know that the
officer and men responsible for her deli-
cious meal have been commended (in four
letters) by Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sher-
rill, Commanding General of AWUTC; Col.
Asp; Col. James C. Van Ingen, command-
ing officer, 1st Signal AW Training Bat-
talion, and Lt. Col. Ralph P. Stiehl, com-
manding officer, 588th Signal AW Bat-
talion. The mess officer responsible is
2d Lt. Clyde J. Berly.
The mess sergeant is William C. Cas-
son, and his assistants are Sgts. Robert H.
McAtee, William W. Wright, James D.
Roberts, Thomas C. Hoeffner, Joseph Ma-
koski, Leo V. Telles and Jacob W. Hamlin.
First cooks are Sgts. Donald Lange and
Matthew M. Diano.-Ed.

Drew Dreyfuss Case
Dear Sir:
On November 30, I took my watch to Paul's
Jewelry Store at 214 E. Lafayette St. for repair
work. I. was told the price would be $7.50 for
cleaning and some oiling! I had never heard of
such a charge.
Then I went elsewhere and obtained the
necessary work in a matter of minutes. There
was no charge.
I think someone should be made aware of
this charging what the market will bear, and
I also think that this concern is worthy of all
the adverse publicity that can be brought to
Very truly yours,
2d Lt., Signal Corps
739 Sig. AW Co.
The ECHOES also believes that soldiers
should be made aware of where they can
get their money's worth. We'd liked to
have the names of those you think are
overcharging and of those whom you
think are giving the soldiers a fair deal.
The Dreyfuss case is a graphic example
why the PX wants to install its own watch
repair service. Enlisted men who have
had watch repair experience are urged to
contact the PX personnel office at 1st St.
and Ave. B. There's money in it for the
men who qualify.-Ed.
*The ECHOES dubbed the Drew Field Thanks-
giving dinner because it was a gem of a meal.
See ECHOES Nov. 18 and 25.





I. impressive Wedding nfruuritAnn sasrC

There's a hint of Yuletide
in the air already, Florida or
no, over at the famous WAC
block. Great plans for a
"beeg" .tree with lots of
tricky trimmings, next to the
orderly room, will take form
Sunday, the gals- donned fa-
tigues (yeah, Bonsib, those cov-
eralls that really cover all!) and
tripped out to the golf course
without even a thought of a hole
in one. What they were after was
greenery, the better to "deck the
halls with boughs of." Funny
thing-nobody's made a mention
of mistletoe yet!
That pretty Pedron girl had a
birthday, t'other day, a.d those
clever cooks were right on the
ob, as usual. When the glowing
Mar, walked into the mess hall,
she was greeted with a bee-ootiful
cake, complete with fudge frost-
ing, rosettes and lemon candy let-
ters spelling "Happy Birthday."
Beaming sweetly, Mary accept-
ed a knife from one of her co-
horts, and prepared to sever the
concoction. Picking the exact
center of the cake carefully, she
gave the knife a little push. It
stuck. She pushed it a little hard-
er. It still stuck. She gave it a
final shove. It stayed in the cake.
Mary stared perplexedly at
her pretty present. Mabel
Hutchinson, grinning mysteri-
ously, produced a small saw.
While the entire crowd in the
mess hall screamed with laugh-
ter, Mary sawed away on her
"cake"-two wooden blocks,
specially iced and beflowered,
but non-edible, at best!
Then, and only then, the first
cake was replaced with a second,
softer one, just as pretty-and
much more delicious than the
But that wasn't the only cake
on display that day. Another
one, setting smack in the mid-
dle of the officers' table at
supper, said "WELCOME" in
huge marshmallow letters. It
was waiting for the Lady of the
Day, and it expressed the greet-
ing in the hearts of the whole
Detachment. Lieutenant Barnes
was back.
She entered the hall with girls
on each arm. The KPs, unmind-
ful of grease and dishwater,
dashed toward her. The happy
lieutenant, pink skirt and all,
sighed "My :rls," as she hugged
each one. That, we think, is just
about the height of good sports-
manship-and pretty typical, too,
of the friendship which makes us
a very special company, indeed.
Phyllis Archer wants to trade
in her uniform -for just a
couple of hours-for one of
those pretty Nurses' Aid pina-
fores. The reason? Down at
the hospital, where she calls opf
a very special patient, Archer
says she runs just enough er-
rands for the guy to wear one.
A4t that, it would be very cute
on the Archer gal.
Corporal Lora Taylor Jr.
loaned out her dog tags for that
extra-special inspection last Sat-
urday, then kept wishing that the
certain lieutenant who had bor-
rowed them would have been
asked to display his identity
thusly. (Tsk! We shouldn't be
telling tales, should we?)
From all we hear, 1st Sgt.
Betty Baker, who left here a
few weeks ago to activate her
own company in Louisiana, is
doing right well. Betty, who
came to Drew with the girls
from the Arboretum, is sadly
missed by those who have
worked with her over the
months, and her going left an
empty space in the hearts of
the rest of us, too. Betty was
one of the finest girls we have
met in the Corps. Knowing
and working with her was a
privilege. We know Betty's new
group will be very successful.
Going back to that famous
wooden cake, the fancy little
concoction had a busy day, in-
deed. That night, Irene Rodeo
surveyed the frosted cake with
gleaming eyes. (No wood shav-
ings were showing). While the
cooks watched, hardly daring to
draw a breath, Irene took up a
knife. Thoughts of a delicious

when Miss Mary Bachman Anderson, daughter of Maj. Gen.
and Mrs. Jonathan Waverly Anderson, became the bride of
Lt. Freeman Wate Bowley Jr. The wedding was performed
by Maj. Carl W. Hewlett, Base Chaplain. Bowley is a West
Pointer and a member of the 396th Bomb Group.


News leaking through from neutral sources this week
indicates that the Anglo-American-Russian accord reached
at Teheran may already be producing its effects in South-
eastern Europe, where signs point to impending Allied

A blow at Hitler in the Balkans
has long been advocated by com-
petent military observers, but
until very recently the political
problems involved and the dif-
ference in viewpoints between
Russia and the Western democra-
cies have prevented the Allies
from storming the Nazi fortress
where its defenses are weakest.
It is fairly clear that recent
Turkish policy has been the re-
sult of agreements reached at
Teheran. In the past, Turkish
nationalists have always been a
little suspicious of Russian de-
signs in the Near East, particu-
larly in the area south of the
Caucasian oil fields, but now it
can logically be assumed that
British and American pressure
has brought Russian guarantees
which will eliminate friction and
open the way for full Turkish co-
operation against the Axis.
Turkey may not yet be in the
war, but Foreign Minister Mene-
mencioglu, back home after the
second Cairo conference, made it
clear where his country's interest
lies, and there were even un-
official disnatches from Ankara
concerning a Russian Turkish
The Yugo-Slav picture presents
a similar indication of Allied
understanding and co-operative
action. Both Secretary Hull and
Foreign Minister Anthony Eden
have admitted publicly that the
pro-Russian Partisan forces of
General Tito represent the ma-
jority of free Yugo-Slavs and
have been offering the most ef-
fective resistance to the Nazis.
There were releases from London
this week claiming that Tito and
his 200,000 organized regulars and
guerillas are engaging as many
Germans as the Fifth and Eighth
armies combined. Battle reports
also told of British and American
squadrons lending the Partisans
air support in their stubborn re-
sistance to an all out German
offensive in central Bosnia.
From the other Balkan coun-
tries come stories of unrest and

evening snack filled her mind,
and she smiled softly as she drew
the blade across it. And she's
still shaking her head unhappily.
It just wasn't fair!

anti -Nazi demonstrations as
American bombers blasted Sofia,
the Bulgarian capitol.
The Teheran conference has
evidently been interpreted as a
sign of Allied plans for invasion,
and the resulting popular uneasi-
ness has undoubtedly been played
upon by the extensive Russian
underground, which is very strong
in Bulgaria.
The situation had become so
grave last Thursday that Bul-
garian diplomats were called
home from Berlin, Ankara, and
Moscow for consultation, and
Swedish sources reported that
Premier Bojilov, after failing to
get a vote of confidence from his
cabinet was facing a possible
Supplementing this diplomatic
offensive, the Red army continued
driving through the Cherkassy
sector in what may develop into a
Russian movement toward either
Bulgaria or Rumania. On Satur-
day, the Soviet Second Ukranian
army took Znamenka, athwart the
north-south rail network from
Krivoi-Rog to Smela, pressing on
in the direction of Kirovograd
and threatening to trap hundreds
of thousands of Germans in the
big bend of the Dnieper. Farther
north, the Nazi counter offensive
between Korosten and Zhitomir
was first slowed and then stopped
cold by Red artillery before
While the Balkan stage was be-
ing set, Allied forces in Italy con-
tinued the tortous advance north-
ward. The Fifth Army spent the
week fighting its way through
mountains of the central front in
the Cassino sector. Mt. Camino
and Mt. Magiore, overlooking the
Lire valley, were in American
hands by Friday, and the next
day General Clark announced the
fall of Mignano, at the head of the
valley on the northern mountain
Meanwhile, the Eighth Army
made some progress along the
Adriatic, taking San Leonardo
and beseiging Ortona. As a whole,
the Italian scene is not discourag-
ing, although it does not offer
an excuse for extreme optimism.
Strategic gains have been made,
but the Fifth Army is still some
75 miles from Rome and fighting
for every inch.

"Peace on earth, Good Will toward men." The peace
on, earth, we are fighting for, the good will toward men,
we can employ every day of the year, war or no war. If
more men (and women too) would only spend more time
trying to please people for the sheer joy of pleasing them,
instead of for what they hope to get in return we
wouldn't have to get up so darned early every morning, and
stand so many formations.
You know, life isn't such a rough deal. People can live together
and really do each other a lot of good, just by being people instead
of trying to. be something they never should be anyhow. People
aren't hard to understand or hard to get along with. All of life's
little problems are manufactured (some commercially), by people
themselves. Why we go along through life blaming this one and that
one I'll never know, maybe we are not supposed to really know,
but I'll bet that our life could be made a lot more enjoyable (and
useful) if we would sit down and talk to ourselves a few minutes
each day, and realize (and acknowledge) our own faults, then try
to erase them to the advantage of our fellowmen. (Life is a pretty
good guy, don't try to rib him too much he might get sick of it,
and rib you back.)

The time of each year whenf'we feel things more solidly is at
hand. Christmas is a time when we think of things that, the rest
of the year, seem unimportant somehow. I don't know how many
times I have caught myself back home, with the noise and the busy
movement of the season all around me. The familiar smells of the
season, the familiar tinsel, and colors, and that inexplainable sen-
sation that just seems to "happen' 'to everyone each year about
this time. It's a lonely feeling, and yet, when you realize that
things won't always be as they are today, a fella can breathe a
deep sigh, and go back to peeling the lowly potato with the dream
of all this in his heart, and things don't seem quite so bad. That's
one of the blessings of being an American. We can start all over
again where we left off, because we do have something to go back
to (are you listening, Tojo?)
Propaganda: One of the deadliest weapons to come out of this
war. Propaganda can be useful. It can be deadly. Under the
deadly end of it comes the news that startles the Japs (those animals
that resemble humans in their physical makeup) into renewed
frenzy. According to recent reports, several of our latest and best
battleships have been sunk at least seven times by the Jap navy.
That is pretty good shooting, but according to facts, some of the
ships "sunk" by the jap (I should capitalize them) haven't even
been launched yet. We know that, but the japs don't. Propa-
ganda deadly effective ludicrous (Be ware of it.
. Rumor and Propaganda are cousins ...

In as much as we try to print everything that is safe to print,
I have been asked to print the following: Why can't the summer
uniform be optional all year 'round? It seems that the Chamber
of Commerce doesn't want to co-operate with the Army to the
extent of fitting the weather into our uniform requirements. Some
of the lads get up in the frigid morning, and wear their heavy
clothing to work. Later it gets warm (haven't you noticed?) .
and the uniform for the day suddenly becomes a near relative of
the Gremlin (that impeding character) making the wearer very
uncomfortable. Some near by Bases are still in summers (if they
want) and are doing very nicely (they are happy.) For all forma-
tions, a uniform is specified, usually in accord with the weather,
and everyone is satisfied and a satisfied soldier makes a good
soldier (they are good).

EVER HAD a real surprise? I mean the kind that kinda knocks
your feet away from the place your knees usually are attached to
co-operate? Some people here at the Base had that happen last
week. There it was "Invited to attend a concert in Tampa at
the (forgotten the name of the place)." Well, the interested all got
ready and decided to attend. After all it isn't often that the kids
have a chance to be guests of the good people of Tampa at a gala
event such as this. Well, when the whole gang got there what
do you think Orchestra seats? Well, some of them were to be
down there some to the mezzanine, and even some to the bal-
cony. Seats? Oh, there were plenty of them, but our good friends
didn't get much of a chance to use them. They were supposed to
"usher"! No kidding, the orderly room published the notice "to
attend" in the good faith that it was an invitation. How would you
feel? Ah, the things all the nice rich civilians are doing for the
boys "and girls" in the Service. "Thanks the concert was
good, "we all hear thru the medium of the press."

3d FC Quintet Shapes Up

Under the watchful eye of Lt. Arthur Colley, coach of
the Third Fighter Command Air Corps cagers, the team is
fast rounding into shape in preparation to an anticipated
busy season.
For the past three weeks all candidates have been
going through the pace three nights weekly, and have to
date engaged in several practice scrimmages.
The genial Third Fighter men-
tor has so far done nothing to school teams before the opening
pare the squad to the normal of the Base Special Service loop.
amount of men to be carried on Base Special Service loop.
the team all season, although it Several men are expected to
is likely the varsity may consist push the above-mentioned men
of Frank "Moon" Mullins and for starting berths on the team.
Hal Palumbo at the guard posi- Frank "Poochie" Antonucci will
tions; Jim Wight and Jackson
Page in the forecourt, and Big be bidding for a guard berth,
Ed Sitarz in the pivot position. along with Pete Washe, Joe
This quintet has started for the Hresko and Orville "Blackie"
squadron in two of its practice Staiger. Forwards who are out
scrimmages, in which the quintet for regular positions are Frank
split even, dropping a close one Wochinske, Alton Magnum, Bob
to the Medical Detachment, and Jeffery and Willie Ninneman.
hopping over the 314th Cadets by Jim Pringle and First Sgt. John
a ten-point margin. -"Goose" Gosselin are candidates
Coach Colley is satisfied with for the center position.
the showing of his team, although
he opines that the team still Reconnaissance planes fly so
needs plenty of polishing before high they seldom can be seen and
the start of the regular season, rarely heard, yet pictures taken
It is expected a few games will from them can be enlarged up to
be booked with Tampa high 50 times.



Santa Talks Shop

With 903d Kids

It is obvious that some peo-
ple never grow up, or at
least completely drop their
childhood associations. An
interesting example of this
occurred in a downtown de-
partment store, where 1st
Sgt. Mitchell Aycock, T/4
William Simpson, Cpl. Rat-
liff and Pvt. lTmbertb Miozza
of the 903d QM, were in line
waiting to. speak to Santa
The unusual feature is that
their requests to the bewhiskered
gent are known, because S/Sgt.
Jules Cabanne used his rolling
curves and silver hair to get some
extra Christmas dough while pos-
ing as the old Saint on Saturday
Sergeant Aycock begged for
nylon hose for wife. "My God,"
exclaimed Cabanne, "What does
he think I am-a movie ac-
tress!" Simpson, red faced and
shy, asked for a boy's advanced
model airplane kit; Cpl. Ratliff,
in timid tones: "A brunet pin-
up doll that says 'Papa'."
Private Miozza wants a leetle
gardening set with a green sprin-
kling can.

Weatherford Has

PA Radio Show
Keeping up with current events
throughout the world, the Special
Service Section has inaugurated a
daily radio program over the
Camp Weatherford PA system.
Everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15
p.m. and 4:45 to 5 p.m. a sum-
mary of the latest war news re-
ports is given by T/5 David
Zingg, T/5 Dave Sander and Pvt.
Philip Cross, who had experience
in radio announcing.
These youthful radio men are
keeping the Camp Weatherford
soldiers informed through the
broadcasts. Recordings by big-
name bands and also the latest
camp gossip are heard on these
programs. The news is edited
and prepared by the Special Serv-
ice Section.

the new AWUTC War Room are two of the artists who
designed the map, T/5 Herman Block (left) and Pvt. Leslie
Walton. Maps also adorn the room's four walls. The War
Room was a project' of the War Orientation section of
AWUTC, and is to be used-by Brig. Gen. Stephen H.
Sherrill, members of his staff and all AW personnel in
'keeping "up" with the latest war news.

War Room Opens

In the building which houses the AWUTC Senior Staff
Officers' Lounge is the newly-completed War Room, the
result of a special project originated by the War Orienta-
tion section of AWUTC, assisted by S-2 and Special Services.

The room was designed as a
conference room for once-a-week
discussions by Brig. Gen. Stephen
H. Sherrill, Commanding Gen-
eral of AWUTC, and senior mem-
bers of his staff. The room is also
to be used by all military per-
sonnel for study and orientation
on topics pertaining to, the war.
Principal feature is a series of
maps which cover the ceiling and
the four walls. On the ceiling is
a large map showing air mile
distances for the entire world,
painted in attractive colors.
On the west wall is the globe
as it might appear to some X-ray
visioned man from Mars if he
were perched high above the
Mediterranean. The east wall por-
trays the Pacific theater, of war
in relief, painted as a globe, and
along the south wall are localized



I've found a solution to my worries! Instead of writ-
ing a long column about the 593d Bomb Squadron and
giving the editor the pleasure of using his itchy scissor
fingers (which they all have), I'll write just a short one
and then there won't be any copy to cut. Gee, he could
destroy it completely I never thought of that.

We pencil pushers extend our
felicitations and thanks to M/Sgt.
Harry Horton and his mechani-
crews for winning the pennant.
Its a fine job you are doing sarge
and we all are proud of you.
Sergeant Armand Kesler
doesn't permit regulations to
interfere with his comfort. He
can be seen any afternoon play-
ing football in his bare feet. He
thinks nothing of kicking the
pigskin 60 or 70 yards without
batting aneyelash. Its an old
proverb: "You can lead a horse
to water but you can't make a
Rebel wear shoes."
Taste in music varies according
to moods but such isn't the
case with Cpl. Joseph Martin.
Rain or shine, "Possum Branch"
can be found listening to "Grand
Ole Opry" or some facsimile. And
to think he's the only man in the
barrack with a radio.
During the move from Barrack
11 D 64 to 11 C 71, and vice versa,
a fountain pen was found. It is a
-- colored pen with col-
ored ink, manufactured by -
Pen Company. If the'owner can
identify it by filling the blank
spaces, it can be picked up at the
Orderly Room.
While enjoying a well-earned
leave ir. San Francisco (it says
here) Lt. Michael S. Ahn was
promoted to first lieutenant.
Wearing a gold bar instead of

silver could be considered out
of uniform. Tsk .tsk .
shame on you, lieutenant.
Pfc. Charles "Sinatra" Eliker
is recovering from a minor eye
operation at the Base. Hospi-
tal. We know he is improving
for he called and told us about
his beautiful nurse.
Corporal David "Red" Bayar-
sky is still singing "Papeir Dolly!!
Thought to be remembered
Our creator gave us two eyes,
two ears, but one mouth. There
must be a reason-Look twice,
listen twice, think twice, before

Sgt. Leland Mann

Of 3d FC Weds

A recent wedding of interest to
members of Hq. and Hq. Sq.,
Third Fighter Command was the
marriage of Mrs. Myrtle Johnston
of Tampa to Sgt. Leland V. Mann.
The wedding, which was per-
formed by Rev. Nathan J. Bennett
at the Belmont Heights Baptist
Church, Tampa, Dec. 1, was at-
tended only by the immediate rel-
atives and friends.
Sergeant Mann, a native of Los
Angeles, is chief transportation
mechanic for the Third Fighter
Command. He formerly owned
and operated several large and
well-known automotive electrical
maintenance shops in Central

AWUTC S-2 Says:

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maps of several separate war
On the north wall is a huge
Rand & McNally nine-sheet map
of the world, furnished by S-2.
All of the maps in the War Room
with the exception of the Rand &
McNally map were designed and
painted by a Special Service art
staff headed by T/4 Seymour
Kaplan, T/5 Herman Block and
Pvt. Leslie Walton.
Also in room are files kept on
the latest war news furnished by
the War Orientation section, with
ribbons leading to the appropriate
geographical locations on the wall
maps. Another feature is a series
of up-to-the-minute war front
General Sherrill has expressed
himself as being highly pleased
with the results of the project,
which, as he points out, is similar
to the war room used by the Gen-
eral Staff in Washington, D. C.

Cadet Catch


. *

LOCAL COLOR is furnished
by Miss Carolee Durham, Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla., pinup peach
who recently moved to Tampa.
Her photo has been loaned-
and loaned only-by S/Sgt.
John Jacquinta, cadet lieuten-

A very touching scene is see-
ing T/4 Sullivan writing page
after page of beautiful things to
the wife, every day. He's certain-
ly with her in spirit.
Our choice for the man of the
week, is none other than our good
friend, Pfc. Tony Gonsalves. Even
though his tasks are menial, he's
always cheerful and his happy
smile is enjoyed by everyone.
Good-natured Tony is a big help
when we're feeling low. We can
always count on him for some
cheering up.
The men in Company B have
their hands full these days' proc-
essing all the new arrivals in
AWUTC. The newcomers keep
arriving at unearthly hours and
sleep is scarce. The big question
lately is: Will Supply Clerk Hu-
bert take the big step on his next
furlough, as he says? Sergeant
De Michael and Cpl. "Swoon"
Tufaro are taking it all in at St.
Pete these week-ends. They come
back every time with that light in
their eyes.
Rehabilitation of temporarily
disqualified soldiers is the main
task of Company C, command-
ed by very capable 1st Lt. Tru-
deau J. Hogue. Recently a pro-
gram of small arms instruction
has been added to its functions.
Lieutenant Bernard B. Keller,
assisted by Sgt. Lewis Johnson
and Sgt. Tony Orciuollo have
the job of making straight
shooters of men while they are
awaiting dental repairs, or cor-
rection of vision.
Congratulations are being ex-
tended to Lt. William O. Cor-
bin, the proud father of a
daughter. Sergeant Lewis John-
son is one happy man. Mrs.
Johnson and baby have arrived
to stay.
Back from the hills of Tennes-
see last week came Cpl. John C.
Manning after a pleasant furlough
at home Sergeant Regis Milione
is back from furlough to; and the
supply room is really functioning
now Corporal Jack-Maney spent
his three-day pass basking in the
famed sunshine at Vero Beach.
One of the busiest companies
in the Battalion is commanded by
popular 1st Lt. Marion H. Brad-
ley. Company D officers and in-
structors are 2nd Lts. Milo Postel,
William Cox, Archie Martin, Al-
fred Sloan and George Foster.
With the help of a very com-
petent cadre composed of 1st Sgt.
Miller; S/Sgt. Teitelbaum; Sgts.
L:nhoss, March and Witherell;
Cpls. Adragna, Myersick and Gre-


First Lieutenant Marie E.
Meredith, Army Nurse Corps,
was recently transferred
from the Station Hospital to
Waycross Army Air Base,
Georgia. In her new assign-
ment she is the chief nurse
and is in charge of all.nursing
activities at that station.
She has been on active duty for
almost three years and has served
in several station hospitals in the
Air Corps. and was on duty at
MacDill Field before coming to
Drew. During her tour of duty
at Drew she was assistant to the
principal chief nurse and just be-
fore leaving was instructor of the
Nurses' Basic Training Course.
She is a graduate of the City
Hospital, New York, and has had
graduate work in surgical nursing
in the Polyclinic in New York,
post graduate course in business
administration and dietetics at the
University of California.
The Base Surgeon at Waycross
is Lt. Col. Paul Jenkihs, who is
also a flight surgeon and a class-
mate of Lt. Col. Jay Gamel, Drew
Base Surgeon. Lieutenant Mere-
dith reports that even though
Waycross is not near as large as
Drew, it is a very nice station and
that Col. Jenkins is 'very under-
standing and co-operative in all
the activities of the nursing staff.
Another Drew Officer at Way-
cross is Col. William H. Fillmore,
who is the new Base Commander.

MPs in Bradenton
Camp Weatherford now has its
own Military Police on duty in
Bradenton. MPs formerly on duty
in that city were supplied' by the
air base at Sarasota.

I~YI Yl\

Free Cigars Vie

With Unit 'Dirt'

Of 1st SAW Man

My greatest problem this week is making the great
quantity of news that we have fit in this 1st SAW column.
The epidemic of cigar smoking didn't break out be-
cause of a sudden prosperity. Private Borgo is now the
proud father of an 8-pound bouncing boy, and cigars
"flowed" freely.
Private Dunn was sent a pair han; Pfcs. Reed, Cassiani, Geer,
of knitted socks by his girl just Natale; and Pvts. 'English and
in time to hang them up for Traficante, the, officers train
Santa Claus. sharpshooting neophytes to fire
Corporal Kohn has taken to the carbine for record.
reading eugenic books since he The trainees are given an ex-
became engaged. He says he tensive course in both carbine and
wants to know what it's all about Springfield in which nomencla-
when the big event takes place. ture, field stripping, sighting and
aiming, possible use of the car-
LEARNING HOW bine, and care and cleaning are
Some of the boys here have covered.
their hearts so much in soldiering The course given is a co-ordi-
that they are practicing Judo in nated training program -with all
the barracks at night. They can possible training aids including a
show the Japs a thing or two. simulated range, on which dry
It is a certainty that Headquar- firing is thoroughly gone over.
ters and Headquarters Company Company D has an average of
is going to have a party in the 90 per cent or better of qualifi-
near future. As yet all the de- cations and a good reputation for
tails aren't decided upon, but 1st the conduct .of men and use of
Sgt. Capozzi called a meeting of correct range procedure while on
the non coms and an informal the range.
discussion was held, concerning
the coming affair. 1st Lt. Meredith
The boys just back from the
rifle range tell me that Cpl. Goes to W across
Cronin was shooting with one
hand and reading Shakespeare s
with the other. Perhaps that AS ChiefT'urse
is why he kept saying, "Oh tar-
get wherefore art thou."
A quartet was formed by Cpl.
Kohn, Pfc. Weiner, Pfc. Bland
and Sgt. Noble. They sing in
such odd places as the chow
line, latrine, and are available
for parties, dances, and all gala
occasions, for a small fee.





the second of 105 men in the 588th SAW Training Battalion
to receive a Good Conduct Medal from Lt. Col. Ralph P.
Stiehl, battalion commander.

Conduct Medals

Awarded to 105

5 88th SAW Men

Good Conduct Medals were presented last week to 105
men of the 588th SAW by Lt. Col. Ralph P. Stiehl, Com-
manding Officer.
At an impressive ceremony in T/Sgt. Phillip E. Cota, S/Sgt. Roy
which the entire 588th Battalion L. Freyer, Sgt. Howard V. Tyler,
marched past in -review, enlisted Sgt. Irving S. Rosenblatt, Sgt.
men from each company were George Caffery, Sgt. Earl D.
awarded a ribbon for outstanding, Crawfis Jr., Cpl. Thomas J. Brick,
exact and faithful performance of Cpl. James I. Bush, T/Sgt. Jack
their duty. D. Kelley, S/Sgt. Henry V. Brun-
Soldiers receiving a Good Con- elle, Sgt. Carver D. MacArthy,
duct Medal have been in the serv- Sgt. Lawrence E. Williams, Sgt.
ice of the United States for one Michael J. Cassidy Jr., Cpl. Sam
year or more. The medal signi- Alawat, T/5 James G. Bowman,
fied efficiency, fidelity and ex- Pfc. Ralph G. Cummings.
emplary behavior as a soldier. COMPANY C
Following is a list of the men
qualified to receive the commen- Master Sergeant Allard D. Dad-
dation: mun, T/Sgt. William Gorges,
T/Sgt. Robert E. Adamson, T/Sgt.
HQ. AND HQ. CO. Morris Gontarsky, S/Sgt. A. J.
Master Sgt. Jesse A. Stanfill, Bannon, S/Sgt. Einar N. Lee,
T/Sgt. William H. Rigler, T/Sgt. S/Sgt. Thomas A. Patrick, S/Sgt.
Samuel D. Hines, S/Sgt. Julian Charles L. Hanks, Sgt. Jerome
S. Shapiro, S/Sgt. Lester (NMI) A. Minion, M/Sgt. Abe L. Toller,
Shear, Sgt. Eugene A. Adam- T/Sgt Henry Kautz, T/Sgt. Rob-
owski, Sgt. Joe A. Bass, Sgt. Clay- ert H. Ritter, S/Sgt. Emil E. Latz,
ton E. Fsey, T/4 Marcus C. Hitt, S/Sgt. Harry S. Quine, S/Sgt.
T/4 Henry A. Eidenmuller, T/Sgt. John A. Scott, S/Sgt. Ralph Ba-
Stuart R. Gessford, T/Sgt. Ira B. der, S/Sgt. Edward- G. Wright,
Lowman, T/Sgt. Richard E. Am- Sgt. John E. Jenny, Pvt. William
sih, S/Sgt. Walter S. Williams, J. Molloy.
Sgt. Edgar S. Anderson, Sgt. John
F. Bullard, Sgt. George McCul-
lough, T/, Horace M. Hutchison. Kitchen 20 Wins
Sergeant Richard W. Novakof- Best Kitchen flag for the week
ski, Sgt. Homer C. Henderson, was won by Kitchen No. 20. Mess
T/4 Floyd D. Eberlin. officer is Lt. C. X. Burley and
COMPANY B mess sergeant is T/Sgt. William
Master Sgt. Robert G. Leese, Casson.

P '~Y~.X~ I .



In anticipation of a visit by high ranking dignitaries,
the enlisted personnel of this detachment went to work
with all the necessary utensils and gave the Finance Office
a face lifting. It was quite a surprise to the first three-grad-
ers to find out just how much floor space, how many win-
dows, and how many stoves there are to clean.

Just a reminder to the per-
sonnel sergeants-thi is De-
cember and our boys would like
to have the Christmas Day off.
Please get the pay rolls in be-
fore the deadline, Dec. 18, so
the work can be completed by
Dec. 31.
Our scriber, Joe "Crumpy" Fal-
coner is still on furlough. We
hope that while in California he
hears enough of his favorite tune:
"Song of the Volga Boatman."
Staff Sergeant Henry A. Hevia's
recent "field trip" included ma-
neuvers in the Palm River sec-
tion Sergeant Hevia claims that
after several hours of scouting, he
found his objective. What's her
name, Hank? A certain sergeant
in this office would like to print
pictures of a certain young lady
in the ECHOES. Unfortunately,
the young lady has not, as yet,
consented. Corporal Ben E. Reu-
brecht is happy once again-the
laundry he sent out six weeks
ago has been returned.
We would all like to hear the

interesting conversations between
Sgt. John "Mole" Mykytiuk and
Miss lone Donelson, Commercial
Accounts Section. Sergeant Reu-
ben W. Hawes will leave for Fort
Benjamin Harrison, Ind., for a
90-day course along finance lines.
C-ood luck, Reuben, we'll miss
Sergeant John "Snaggle" Sor-
ensen has become quite interested
in engineering-especially bridge-
work. Sergeant Bobby "Pretty
Boy" Ault has not, as yet, re-
ceived any offer for dancing les-
sons. How about it gals-let's
give him a ring on Ext. 2242 or
will he have to turn to the classi-
fied section.
Technical Sergeant Ray Popp
was an undertaker in civilian
Technical Sergeant Spencer
E. Dimond claims the well
known brand "Dimond Toma-
toes." (No they are not served
at the 314th mess hall).

Sergeant Leonard Kessinger
was a school teacher and
wouldn't teach anyone but high
school girls.
Miss Mary Delzangle will sen
a $25 bond for $18.75 (a nice
Christmas present!)
That Pvt. Howard L. Graham
used to be a pawnbroker.
That S/Sgt. Robert "Roches-
ter" Puffer married his secre-
That Daniel Kelty is of one
the best bakers in the state of
New York.
That Sgt. Irvin Peckett
claims he pays $1 for his hair-
cuts. (Shortage of aluminum
pots, no doubt).
That M/Sgt. Alfred O. Meyer
has the cutest little 11-week-old
That Sgt. "Pittsburgh" My-
kytiuk is in his glory when on
fire detail and sweeping up
That our Miss Josephine Hen-
sel is engaged to a Pharmacist
Mate 2d class who is in the
Navy. Does he ever pull KP
That Sgt. "Porky" Slater can
eat six eggs for breakfast with
four cups of coffee. (Not to
mention the pound of bacon).
Yes, he is on separate rations.
Don't think he was getting it
at the 314th, do you?

Venereal Lecture

Points Out Folly

Of Control Areas

The utter futility of at-
tempting control of a Red
Light district and the risks
involved in patronizing such
houses were pounded home
this week by Capt. A. E.
Abraham, Base venereal con-
trol officer.
Captain Abraham talked before
a large class of NCOs. The group
meets on Wednesday at the Base
Red Cross building for instruc-
tions on how to control and com-
bat venereal diseases.
Dealing a shattering blow to
the myth that controlled dis-
tricts are, of necessity, disease
free, Capt. Abraham brought
out facts and figures to show
that as high as 97 per cent were
He pointed out that a health
card meant nothing, in as much
as infection can be received 5
minutes prior to contact. The mis-
concepted belief of cleanliness
added to an individual's danger
for he would thing it unnecessary
to stop at a prophylactic station.
Proof of the miserable failure
of the system of regulation and
inspection in foreign countries
has been demonstrated by the
League of Nations' world-wide
investigation and recognized by
most European authorities.
Emphasizing the need for
substitutive activities, Lieut.
George J. May Jr., Special Serv-
ice Officer, wound up the dis-
cussion by pointing out to the
NCOs just how they could al-
leviate the enlisted man's prob-
He asked the class the location
of service clubs, theaters, li-
braries, hobby shop and other
Field activities. When few knew
the exact locations, Lt. May un-
derlined his point that knowledge
by the NCOs of all places of in-
terest could help immensely.
"New men on the Field," he said,
"look to their NCOs information
which wi assist them to find
Field recreation."
The program for the remain-
ing lecture is listed below:
8:30 a.m.-"Educational Meth-
ods." Lecture, Captain Abraham.
Discussion, Sergeant Hevia. Pam-
plet, "X Marks the Spot." Pam-
phlet, "Jerry Learns a Lesson."
9:15 a.m.-Final examination.
True False examination..
Lt. Col. Robin B. Epler, former
West Point basketball captain,
now is at the Army Air Forces
Proving Ground, Eglin Field, Fla.
His brother, Steve, inventor of
six-man football, is in the Navy.

One of Our Girls

Is Missing, Sing

2d SAW Soldiers

Wed while on furlough, Cpl. Bill Cattell is back
on Drew with the 571st SAW Battalion, but the missus is
missing! Thought you'd bring her along back with you, Bill.
Cattell knows how to pick a wife. Mildred was "Miss
Mahanoy City, Pa." in 1941
No pinup of Mrs. Cattell to of-
fer, but we'll try and get Bill to
send one in to us.
the S-1 wing in 2d SAW Head- Form l R r
quarters today. T/5 Bob For-
grave caught the eye of the Mys-
terious WAC. A daily habit with
Bob (no Mrs. Forgrave, we don'tOf 53d AW Led
mean your husband is of the
wolfish type, we infer that Bob's
neat appearance came to light in
the Best Dressed Column). y on-Corn Unit
Basketball spectators: Head-
quarters Company and 746th
SAW Company basketball game By PFC. L. S. KASTELY
drew quite a number of female Twice last week the 553d
shrieks. Headquarters men re-
siding off the post added color SAW Battalion held Formal
to the league play when the
lads brought their wives along Retreat parades conducted
to the ball game. exclusively by non-commis-
Deer (dear) hunting. Lt. H. sioned officers. Master Ser-
Dietrich, Liaison officer, bagged a
six-point buck vdhile on leave re- geant William 'H. Walker
cently in upstate New York. It
was a costly hunting trip though. acted as Battalion Con-
It was a foggy morn the eventful mander, 1st Sgt. Clair H.
day Lieutenant Dietrich got his
153 pounds of venison. Fletcher was the Battalion
Prior to getting the deer, Lt. Adjutant, lst Sgt. William B.
Dietrich "wiped out" a herd of Adjutant, 1st gt. William B.
Jersey cows in his eagerness to Ho 11 a n d as Headquarters
bring a trophy back to Drev. At Company Commander, T/Sgt.
last, seeing a deer and not farm
stock, Lieutenant Dietrich was Joseph E. Rosmini as Com-
startled.. pany A Commander and
A meek buck suddenly got a 1st Sgt. Warren J. Link and
glimpse of the furloughing hunters Warren J. Li and
and charged him like Major F/Sgt. Charles W. Tremper
Hoople's goat. He upped to shoul- alternating as Company C
der arms and fired smack be-
tween the eyes and New York and D Commanders. The
was minus a deer. ceremony was executed per-
Incidents. Lieutenant M. Kin- fectly by the non-coms as
ney, Army Nurse corps, of the e nna
Station Hospital on Drew, can an- well as by every man par-
swer the toughest 64-dollar ques- ticipating in the parade. The
tion that you can toss at her. is o t G .
Two incidents have Lieutenant 553d is on the GI ball.
Kinney reading in a newspaper C and D Companies jointly had
that a watchman patrolling his a big blowout last Wednesday
beat on the waterfront had dis- evening. Food and beer was plen-
'covered that Old Ironsides had tiful and the boys really washed
slipped from .its mooring. A curt the food down. It was a good
news broadcast interrupted her thing that they are living in five-
reading to inform her that a Ger- man tents instead of pup tents
man cruiser had been sunk. because their heads the next
Two and two makes four, re- morning were so big that they
suiting in Nurse Kinney stating would have stood reveille with
that Old Ironsides slipped from pup tents as caps.
its mooring; sunk the cruiser; and The entertainment was all lo-
in the morning was again docked cal with Cpl. Ralph Casad hav-
at the pier.
ing the time of his life as MC.
SNurse Kinney then topped it The Barber Shop quartet was
all by saying that a chicken
laid an egg with an engraving composed of 1st Lt. Miller, from
on the shell. "Armistice, Janu- 4th Training, M/Sgt. Walker,
ary 17, 1944". 1st Sgt. Link and Sgt. Sommers.
Sgt. Homra imitated Cleopatra
Lt. David Carson in fine style with the long eve-
ning gown he had on, the only
New Statistical thing missing was the lace.
o The little red-headed Irish-
Officer of Base man, T/5 William B. Clausius
also had quite an evening of it.
First Lt. David Carson has
been assigned Base statistical of- Second Lt. Wi. T. "Wild Bill"
ficer, succeeding Lt. Laurence W. Neely as commissioned, by the
Scott, who was ordered to Barks- boys, as a Rear Admiral in the
dale Field. Swiss Navy for his exploits as a
The new statistical officer was navigator on the S. S. Christopher
assistant, statistical officer before Columbus, a raft constructed by
the promotion. Previously he had the Engineers of Company C.
acted as 314th BH and AB Sq. What's this we hear about the
statistical officer and at one time
was adjutant of the outfit. lieutenant dating a B-17?
He attended OCS at the Ad- Master Sergeant Joseph A.
ministration School, and the Reilly, of the N. Y. Police force
Army Air Forces Statistical Reily, should shortly be grad-
School, Harvard University. Reilly, ould shortly e grad-
Lieutenant Carson, before in- eating as an aerial observer.
duction, was on the editorial staff Reilly, in the Army only three
of Fairchild Publications, New years, has already amassed a
York. total of 27 minutes in the air.
He is a graduate of Rochester
University and received his Mas- Several of the boys qualified
ter's degree at Columbia Uni- as Sharpshooters with the 30
versity. caliber rifle last week.

Wanted: Watch Repairmen
Watch repairmen on a part-time ten for this type work will be
basis are still needed by the watch compensated for their time and
repair section at the main PX, work. They will be pad half of
their base pay.
Charles Young, personnel man- All applications must be made
ager, announced yesterday. at the Drew Field Exchange Per-
Soldiers who are willing and fit- sonnel office, 1st St. and Ave. B.






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: .

THE ARMY AIR CORPS came through again when Cpl.
George Montgomery of the AAF became the husband of
Dinah Shore, well-known husky voiced star of stage, screen
and radio. Montgomery is a former screen actor.

'^; i^

IN THE DOGHOUSE are little Margaret O'Brien and her
wistful puppy, in this scene from "Lost Angel," showing
next week at War Department Theaters 1 and 5.

PRIMA DONNA AT EIGHTEEN is Patrice Munsel of
Spokane, Wash. She stopped the show for seven minutes
when she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Looks to us as if she could stop the show with looks alone.

Nos. 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, S and 7-2 p.m.
Nos. 2, 4 and 6-3 p.m.
No. 5--1, and 5 p.m.
(Theaters 7 and 8 are for colored
Theaters 1 and 5
Havilland, Sonny Tufts, Anne
Shirley; Army-Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO News.
Theaters 2 and 7
Patrick, Nancy Kelly, Bill
Henry; Magic 'Carpet; Film
Vodvil; Color Cartoon.
Theaters 3 and 4
Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert
Dekker; Fox and Crow Car-
Theaters 6 and 8
HAPPY LAND: Don Ameche,
Frances Dee, Harry Carey, Ann
Rutherford; Radio Melodies;
RKO News; Community Sing.
Theaters 1 and 5
MINESWEEPER: Richard Arlen,
Jean Parker; Women At War;
Screen Snapshots; Madcap
Theaters 2 and 7
CONEY ISLAND: Betty Grable,
George Montgomery, Cesar
Romero, Charles Winninger;
Sportscope; Merrie Melodies.
Theaters 3 and 4
above) Army Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO News.
Theaters 6 and 8
HAPPY LAND: (See cast above)
Radio Melodies; RKO News;
Community Sing.
Theaters 1 and 5
above) Army Navy Screen
'Magazine; RKO News.
Theaters 2 and 7
HAPPY LAND: (See cast above)
Radio Melodies; RKO News;
Community Sing.
Theaters 3 and 4
above) Army Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO News.
Theaters 6 and 8
above); Fox and Crow cartoon.
Orch.: RKO News.
Theaters 1 and 5
Faye, James Ellison, Carmen
Miranda, Benny Goodman and
Orch.! RKO News.

Ration Calendar

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.

L; M, N, and P, all expire
Jan. 1.

Stamp G good Dec. 19; R, Dec.
26; S, Jan. 2; T, Jan. 9, and U,
Jan. 16. All expire Jan. 29.

Green A, B and C in book 4
valid until Dec. 20. D, E and F
valid through Jan. 20.

Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid
for five pounds through Jan. 15.

Stamp No. 18 valid indefinitely.

No. 1-Ave. F between 6th & 8th Sts.
No. 2-Ave. B and 6th St.
No. 3-2nd St. & Ave. K.
No. 4-1st St. between N & O Aves.
No. 5-4th St. between F & G Aves.
No. 6-N Ave. between 9th and 10th
No. 7-Camp DeSoto area.
No. 8-West area.
Theaters 2 and 7
HAPPY LAND: (See cast above)
RKO News; Radio Melodies;
Community Sing.
Theaters 3 and 4
MINESWEEPER: (See cast above)
Women At War; Screen Snap-
shots; Madcap Models.
Theaters 6 and 8
above) Army Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO News.
Theaters 1 and 5
cast above) RKO News.
Theaters 2 and 7
SHE'S FOR ME: Grace McDon-
ald, David Bruce, Eddie Le-
Baron & Orch.; WHISPERING
FOOTSTEPS: Rita Quigley,
John Hubbard.
Theaters 3 and 4
HOLIDAY INN: Bing Crosby,
Fred Astaire; GI Fun.
Theaters 6 and 8
above) Army Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO News.
Theaters 1 and 5
SHE'S FOR ME: (See cast
STEPS: (See cast above).
Theaters 2 and 7
above) Army Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO News.
Theaters 6 and 8
above) Women At War; Screen
Snapshots; Madcap Models.
Theaters 1 and 5
LOST ANGEL: Margaret O'Brien,
James Craig, Marsha Hunt;
This Is America; RKO News.
Theaters 2 and 7
above) Army Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO News.
Theaters 3 and 4
cast above) RKO News.
Theaters 6 and 8
above) Army-Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO News.

Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3
valid indefinitely. Loose stamps
accepted only on mail orders.

No. 8-A coupons good through
Feb. 8 for three gallons; B and
B-1 and C and C-1 coupons good
for two gallons; B-2 and C-2 good
for five gallons.

Inspection deadlines For A
book holders, March 31, B and
C holders Feb. 29.

Radio Programs

By Drew Field

(All broadcasts now made from
bandshell on Drew Field. Any-
one may observe broadcasts.)
12:15 noon-Treasury Star Pa-
rade; 12:30 p.m. Drew Field
Presents; 12:45 p.m. Latest
United Press News; 6:45 p.m.-
Lowell Thomas.
DAY, NBC World News Roundup,
8 a.m.-NBC World News Round-
THURSDAY, 10:35 a.m.-Drew
Field Band Broadcast; 8:30 p.m.
-Regards, Private Lobby.
SATURDAY, 7:30 p.m.-Wings
and Flashes.

St. Petersburg 1

Information, guest cards, etc., at
the Recreation Office, Defense
Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. N.
Phone 4755.
a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, Ph. 6994,
Union Bus Station, for service,
men and their families.
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. Giit
wrapping,, personal shopping ser-
PIER CENTER Muhicipal Pier.
Informal dancing. Game rooms,,
pool table, writing rooms, lounges.
Dance instruction Wednesday.
Gift wrapping, personal shopping
USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S. Writ-
ing room, pool, games, mailing
service, sewing service, stationery,
shaving service, etc. Gift wrap-
ping, personal shopping service.
7:30 p.m.-Jook dance, game
night, Pier Center. Music Hour,
USO Club.
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. .
Classical recordings, Pier Cen-
5 p.m.-Canteen suppe-. Home
Center. Snack supper; USO Club.
7 I..m.-Party. Pier Center. In-
formal dancing. USO club.
7:3, p.m.-Dance i-,truction,
Ralph Case, instructor. L.-irLA'-L -A
latest dance steps and da i
USO Club.
USO Club. Square Dance, Pier'
8:30 p.m.-Informal dancing.,
7 p.m.-Dance. Airport men.
special guests. Pier Center.
Noon-Wives Club Luncheon:.
Detroit Hotel. Wives of all en-.-
listed men cordially invited.
7 p.m.-Dance instruction, Pier
7:30 p.m.-Bingo. Prizes. Serv-,.
ice men's wives invited. USO'
Dance-Drew Field men special-,
guests, Pier Center.
7 p.m. Games and informal
dancing, Pier Center.
8:00 p.m. Dick Spencer's or-.
chestra, USO Club.
Hale C. Jones, winner of 15.
national trapshooting titles, five
All-American shotgun sharp-
shooter honors, and three-time
captain of All-American trap-
shooting teams, now is Pfc. Hale.
C. Jones, an airplane mechanic
student at Amarillo (Tex.) Army
Air Field.

What ToDo OnDrew

To conserve paper, mimeographed theater schedules no longer will
be distributed to your organization. This listing of theater pro-
". grams, radio broadcasts, and Drew Field entertainment may be
fi snipped from the ECHOES and kept handy for ready reference.


What To Do In Town *
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+ I

as close!"

Ikating Crystal Springs. Bus
. eaves USO 7:30 p.m.
Do As You Please Night."
D Something for everyone to do.
.pen house. Victory Belles are
.en house all day. Coffee and
doughnuts, vespers, Friendly
Talk a Letter Home." Send
:home a record for Christmas.
Jance at armory. Meet at USO,
8 p.m.
wling at American Legion
Alley, opposite USO.


LOUNGE. 601 Cleveland (op-
psite Capital Theater). Open
Ca.m. to 11 p.m., for the con-
0nience of service men.
rday and Sunday from 10 a.m.
0., 6 p.m. Open. week days by
request Directions may be ob-
hined at the Lounge.
IDANCES: Wednesday nights
aom 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.-
Vunicipal Auditorium.


.,Things for Free

Free amusements in the form
if dances, songfests, concerts, and
partiess are offered at your Drew
j'iel- ^rvice clubs and bandshell,
is as the downtown clubs
iste-'n these pages. Free movies
ire held Sunday at 214 Ndrth
ilvd.; Monday at 06 Madison
t., Tuesday and Wednesday at
S14 North Blvd.. and Saturday at
he Negro USO. 710 Harrison St.
SFree beds are offered at the
:merican Legion Coliseum, Sara-
ta, and the Scottish Rite Build-
g, Tampa.
Free shaves will make a new
san of -you, if you'll stop in at
y downtown USO Club (the
addresses are listed on page 8),
ie American Legion Service
Ien's Club, 602 Tampa St., or the
Thristian Service Center. Tampa
ind Tyler Sts.
Free showers are yours at the
ISO Clubs, the YMCA, American
region Service Men's Club, and
6e Christian Service Center. Of-
;cers may shower at the Elks
lub, Florida and Madison Sts.
Free coffee and doughnuts will
Sake Sunday morning a pleasant
!casion at 506 Madison St. and
7 Twiggs St., Tampa, or the
6me. Center, St. Petersburg.

ree Lodging
The Scottish Rite building, 502
Lafayette St., houses a free 50-
ed dormitory, reserved for serv-
Le. men.
F I -a

Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
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 M others
Class, 607 Twiggs St.
Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
6 p.m.-Fish Fry, 821 S. Rome
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun, 607 Twiggs
8 p.m.-Music and Singcopation,
607 Twiggs St. Patio Dance,
506 Madison St.
8:30 p.m.-Musical feature, 214
North Blvd.
Noon-Wives' L u n c h e o n, 607
Twiggs St.
8:30 p.m.-H illbilly band, 607
Twiggs St.
Musicale, 506 Madison St.
Party Night, dancing, 214 North
9:30 a.m.-Coffee Hour, 506 Madi-
son St.
Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St.
3 p.m.-Philharmonic Symphony
broadcast, 607 Twiggs St.
4 p.m.-Fireside Party Hour, 214
North Blvd.
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 c u s s," 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd.
Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
2 p.m.-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs
7 p.m.-Classical Music, 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Games, ping-pong tour-
nament, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
braska Sts.
Debating 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
Twiggs St.
Special. Program, 214 North
Movie, 506 Madison St.
Noon-Wives' L u n c h on, 607
Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun ,607 Twiggs
8 p.m.-Party, Service Center, 214
North Blvd.
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
Madison St.
-yping Class, 710 Harrison St.
9 p.m.-Chess Club, 214 North
9:30 p.m.-Educational Movie and
Typing Class, 710 Harrison St.
Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607-
Twiggs St.
7 p.m.- Dance instruction, 214
North Blvd.
7:30 p.m.-Glee Club practice, 507
Twiggs St.
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.

Masonic Meefing

John Darling Lodge, F. and
A. M., 610 Madison St., Tampa,
extends fraternal greetings and
welcome to all Mason brothers.
An invitations is extended to at-
tend the weekly Wednesday night

7:30 p.m.- Bridge Tournament, '
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Chess and Checker Tour-
naments, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
braska Aves.
Party, Christian Service Cen-
ter, Tampa and Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.-Dance for Drew Field
men, 1008 Kay St. (Negro).
7 p.m.-Dance, Elks Club, Florida
Ave. and Madison St.
7:30 p.m.-Soldiers chorus, Chris-
tian Service Center, Tampa and
Florida Sts.
8 p.m.-Open House, YMHA, Ross
and Nebraska Aves.
1 p.ni.-Open House, Tampa and
Tyler Sts.
2 p.m.-Special guest hour, 710
Harrison St. Intersocial Club,
game:-, 506 Madison St.
5 p.m.-Navy Mothers Club, 305/2
Water St.
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 Wih
Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro). Bro
8 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field or-
chestra, YMHA, Ross and Ne- suc
baska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellow-
ship Hour, Polk and Marion Sts.
9 p.m.-Informal hour, Tampa and
Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.--Symphony Orchestra
practice, Tampe and Tyler Sts.
8 p.m.- Ping-pong tournament,
YMHA, Ross and Nebraska
Dance, 1008 Kay St.
6:30 p.m.-Victory Girls chorus,
1008 Kay St.
7 p.m.-Tampa Chess Club, De-
Soto Hotel.
8 p.m.-Bowling tourney, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Au-
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

Plant Park Dance

Planned Tonight

Coloriel J. L. Clark, Commander
of the Hillsborough County De-
fense Unit, has announced that all
officers and enlisted men at Drew
Field are invited to attend to-
night's dance at Municipal Audi-
torium in Plant Park.
The dance, under the sponsor-
ship of the Hillsborough County
Defense Unit Number 6, Medical
Unit, is being run to raise funds
to equip an ambulance for civilian
defense work. The ambulance is
a gift from American Legion
Tampa Post Number 5.
Two bands will be on hand to
offer the crowd plenty of variety
in music. Admission is 15 cents
for men in uniform and 30 cents
for all civilians.

Visit Your

Main beverage,
clothing, and
store 2d St. & Ave. F.
Special Orders PX Office, 1st
St. & Ave. B.
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 2d & Ave. N
No. 12 Flight Line
No. 15 West Area
3d F. C. 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence


CCESSOR TO DIETRICH is the title columnist Walter
nchell gives Lisette Verea, curvaceous new star on
adway. From where we sit, she looks like a pretty
cessor for almost anyone.

.... .

,F' '' .

ISS BREATHLESS OF 1943" is the title voted to Mar-
rite Chapman by the Charbert Annual Award Commit-
made up of important stage and screen stars. She
made up of important stage and screen stars. She

leaves us breathless, too.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS in the land of palm trees is Frances
Rafferty's reason for displaying this novel new "Christmas
tree." Okeh, Frances, thanks a lot. We'd like to move
you right into our day room.

OutdoorTraining Legal Worries Solved

For 571st SAW

Means Work

More bits of news from the 571st SAW Battalion as
time now finds them on O. T. with plenty of work and a .
few unhappy soldiers because passes are few and nights
are long and somewhat lonesome.
However it's proving its worth,
for to the best of my knowledge pressive service in the morning.
the reports on the Battalion as Lt. McCormick did a nice job as
a whole are very good. MC for the entertainment pro-
STRICTLY BUSINESS- gram which followed the dinner.

The platoons must keep on the
ball more than ever now. The
Second Platoon of Company A
had that experience Sunday
morning. Barricades are even
built in some platoons and guns
are worn at all times. Some poor
wives and girl friends are being
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571st soldier gets ready for bed.
neglected as surplus time for let-
ter writing does not exist. The
third platoon of Company A has
a very good record up to date.
The boys say it's just too con-
venient to Drew Field, for all
inspectors seem to wander into
the site. In fact three or more
high Signal Corps officers are
expected at this site in the next
day or two. We suggest Lt.
Danziger better guide them
throughout their entire visit of
the site, or else the carefully
hidden foxholes might have a
prominent guest.
Company C has men of very
good endurance and' physical fit-
ness, perhaps that is due to the
good physical training .their CO,
Lt. Jeffry gave them in the past.
Lt. Jeffry and company are to be
complimented as darn good sol-
The. men in Company D have a
rough O.T., for the life of a
ground observer in the field is,
"Hit the dirt, move quietly and
cautiously at all .times, with
plenty of double timing." If for
one minute, brother, you don't
think their type of O.T. is a
strain, then you don't know their
CO, Lt. Schwartz, as we do. For
his motto always was to main-
tain the best company in the
whole battalion, and with the aid
of his experienced and one of the
best topkicks we know, Sgt. Hop-
kins, we're sure he won't, have
any trouble.
We congratulate T/5 Godlove
Of the Third Platoon, CO A,
who has a little feminine giedi-
tion to his clan; also Pfc.
Brummett of the same platoon
is walking in circles, only he
wants his first addition to be a
boy after six years of waiting.
First Sgt. Keene of Company
A is worried because he might
be facing a bad operation. If-
Sgt. Keene is missing, we're
sure a little visit to Drew Field
Hospital would brighten things
a bit.
Incidentally, a successful and
grand Thanksgiving Day dinner
and entertainment program was
held at the East IC for the men
and the entire Battalion on Tur-
key Day. The wives and some
lady friends of the men were
brought out A La "GI" Trans-
portation, and a few good laughs
and a few good bumps were en-
joyed by all.
Chaplain Bliss held a very im-

We are deeply indebted for the
excellent entertainment by two
of our men, Pfc. Matley and Pvt.
Grimm. Matley is one of the best
singers in any language we have
ever heard, and Grimm's playing
of his guitar is to be marveled at.


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tL be. He raced and smelled
new places all day. Only at
night was he restless. He would
lie on the floor, head between
paws, listening, watching, wait-
When Chaplin Lawrence
learned the story of the Negro
who had saved a dog from
death by paying his inoculation
fee, he contacted Williams.
Yes, the dog he had did resem-
ble the one described by the
chaplain. But, so did one of the
other dogs that had been put to
death on that afternoon, a week
Would Williams bring the dog
on the Field so the chaplain could
see him?
Reluctantly the Negro brought
his new pet to the Field. His
affection for the dog had grown
to the point where he dared hope
the good chaplain's dog was one
of those he had seen put to death.
When the chaplain arrived at
the office of the Quartermaster,
where the Negro works, he saw
the dog at a distance. He pursed
a whistle. His dog had heard it
for years.
The dog bounded toward the
familiar figure of the whistler,
which told the aged colored
workman that his Shepherd
could never be his.
Shep was home at last.
Chaplain Lawrence expressed
his gratitude to the kind-heart-
ed workman who had saved the
dog by presenting him with a
liberal reward. He also reim-
bursed him for the tags he had
Shep has been a constant com-
panion to Chaplain Lawrence for
many years.

Just Dreaming

WARM SPRINGS in Madison,
III., is the site. Mrs. Mildred
McMurray is the pinup, and
the wife of Cpl. Blythe McMur-
ray, 503d Communications
Company. "December in Illi-
nois won't find Mrs. McMurray
modeling beach styles. But
Mildred and a White Christ-
mas sure would be swell,"
Blythe commented as he sub-
mitted the pinup picture.

PVT. MARY LOIS HEIGHT, Drew Field Air-WAC, confers
with Lt. Aaron Waldman, Base personal, financial and
legal adviser. Pvt. Haight has since received advice on the
protection of her rights under a recent will and is now home
on emergency furlough. A lawyer in her home town has
been secured for her through Lt. Waldman's office to repre-
sent her interests.

Free Attorney Advice

Available to Soldiers

Lieutenant Aaron Wald
and legal adviser, is a former
tele so large that he should 1
in the U. S.-but he gives on

As a part of the broad program
Sof the Army, each post has a legal
counselor who is an officer with
considerable law training and ex-
perience. Formerly konwn as the
"legal assistance officer," the ad-
Sviser now handles any matter
Pertaining to personal and finan-
Scial problems which have a legal
Although most of the situations
requiring only advice are handled
by Lt. Waldman, Tampa lawyers
of the local bar association aid
whenever necessary and represent
soldiers in local litigation.
Enlisted men and officers are
eligible for the service and do
not need permission to see the
legal officer, although the usual
procedure is that men are re-
ferred to the lieutenant by the
personnel office or commanding
officer of the organization to
which they belong.
When- a man has talked with
Waldman, he has been given the
proper counsel in the problem and
an adjustment has been made, if
possible, through this informal
conference. If not disposed of in
this way, the officer takes the
Necessary action by letter, phone
or telegram.
As a last resort, Lt. Waldman
contacts the local lawyers or a
lawyer in the town in which the
suit is filed, through the Ameri-
can Bar Association.
The soldier will then be repre-
sented in the case at reduced cost
or without charge. Some associa-
tions provide free aid and others
make a small charge based upon
the time involved in the case.

Officers' Women's

Club Plans Card

Party Next Week

The monthly card party of the
Drew Field Women's Club will
be held December 22 at the Air
Corps Officers club.
Dessert will be served at 1:30
p.m. and playing will begin at 2
p.m. Hostesses will be Mrs. Mack
Jay and Mrs. John Arnold.
Nursery facilities will be avail-
able for mothers who wish to
bring small children with them.
All wives of Drew Field offi-
cers are cordially invited to at-
tend. Reservations may be made
by phoning Lieutenant Lynes at
Drew Field extension 851.

man, Base personal, financial
Lawyer who now has a clien-
be the envy of every barrister
nly free advice to Drew Field

Lt. S. M. Ullman

Married At Drew

To Cpl. Woolcott

Lieutenant Sanford M. Ullman,
commander of 2d Reporting Com-
pany, 568th Signal AW Battalion,
and Cpl. Doris M. Woolcott, Ma-
rine Corps Reserve, of Atlanta,
were married Wednesday eve-
ning at Chapel Number 5.
Chaplain Coffee performed the
ceremony. The couple spent
their honeymoon at Clearwater.
With guidons of the 568th un-
furled, officers and enlisted men
of the battalion witnessed the
ceremony. Major Joseph H. Dun-
lap of the 569th, a former com-
manding officer of the gr'bom,
gave the bride away. Lieutenant
Alvis M. Tingle Jr., was best man,
and Mrs. William D. Elkins was
matron of honor.
Ushers were Major Edwin Bar-
tel, commanding officer of the
568th, Major Max C. Nelson,
Major Charles E. Smithson, Capt.
Frank S. Wellings, Capt. Arthur
N. Freund, Lt. William D. El-
kins, Lt. Robert N. Baylor and
Lt. Donald J. Sandman.

Red Cross Loans

Total $16,800

During November

More than $16,800, repre-
senting over 600 loans, was
made available to Drew Field
soldiers for emergency use
during November, according
to Dan M. Hartley, Field Di-
rector of the Base American
Red Cross office.
Red Cross, through Hartley's
office, located on Ave. C at 6'i
St., verifies emergencies whidt
exist and which require the pres-
ence .of the soldier at home
through local chapters of the Red
After the emergency has been
verified and the furlough granted,
the Field Director is authorized
to make loans to soldiers when
needed for travel home or other
emergency use.
Several thousand times each
month, the organization is
called upon to handle personal
and family problems -for sol-
diers and their dependents.
Often these problems are
psychological and can rbe
cleared up by a conference with
the man or woman involved.
In other cases, it is necessary
to contact the chapter of Red
Cross in the home town of the
soldier so that personal and
sometimes financial assistance
can be offered to the family of
the serviceman.
The Red Cross is authorized by
the War and Navy Departments
to operate on the various posts,
camps, stations, ships and ports
of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps
and Coast Guard.
The Red Cross is the only
agency which can tranmit mes-
sages to and from countries at
The local office employs 10
full-time assistant field direc-
tors in addition to Hartley. One
of these, is at the Station Hos-
pital, another at the Mental
Hygieie Unit, and another at
Plant Park. In addition, 30
civilian full-time assistants
who are file clerks, secretaries
and general clerks, are em-
ployed in the office.


Picks Best

Dressed Joes
Four best-dressed soldiers at
Camp Weatherford were chosen
last week by the "Mystery Sol-
dier." The men, each 'of whom
was awarded two tickets to a
theater in Bradenton, .vere S/Sgt.
William Doxey, Sgt. Paul Lande,
T/5 Christopher Geyer and Pvt.
Chester R. Garretson.
The "best-dressed soldier" idea
was originated by the ECHOES
last August, and since has been
borrowed by many post news-
papers in various parts of the

ALL THAT CHICKEN and Air-WACs too! Various Drew
Field organizations entertained Air-WACs at their messhalls
last Sunday as part of the nationwide observance of "Army
Air Forces Salute to the Air-WACs." Here Air-WACs and
male soldiers eat chicken dinner in messhall of 314th BH
and AB Sq.





568th Quiz Show

Packs 'Em Tight

Even on Payday

Major Edwin Bartel, new commanding officer of the
568th SAW Bn., was a guest at Tuesday night's "GI Quiz"
Show held in the organization's day room. The major ex-
pressed himself as highly pleased at the enthusiasm the
men showed for the contest which last week-was quite

3 may have been the fact that
pany Commander Lt. Sand-
-- M. Ullman was present the
Quiz Show, but, whatever the rea-
son, the boys of the Second Re-
porting Company walked away
with all the honors.
T/5 Alfred Buchholtz won the
three-day pass. awarded for the
highest individual score regis-
tered in the evening. Buchholtz
had to fight it out with Sgt. Lyle
Foote who took second prize.
Both Buchholtz and Foote are
from 2d Reporting Company.
In the team contest, with three
six-man teams representing each
company in the Battalion, it was
the Second Reporting Company's
team that copped the first prize'.
Headquarters and Plotting Com-
pany's team, captained by T/5
Leslie Zeiger, last week's "Quiz
Kid," came in second with First
Reporting coming in third.
The "GI Quiz" show of the
568th which combines military
questions with general infor-
mation queries is now a regular
Tuesday night feature in the
Battalion and its popularity is
attested to by the fact that,
even on pay day night, a full
house was on hand for the fun.
Last week's show brought out
two facts. First: That T/5 Sey-
inour (Sore Toe) Holtzman is
quite a comedian. In fact, Quiz-
master Sgt. George Wells says he
is planning to book Holtzman on
a three-day tour of the men's
powder rooms on Drew Field with
a possible road tour to Braden-
-ton and other sites later on.
Corporal Paul Haswell read the
newspaper yarns about Laraine
Day complaining that officers
monopolized her time during her
tour of Army camps and said that
wasn't the way he saw it. Paul
was the lucky lad who drew the
assignment to represent this Bat-
talion at the dinner given Miss
Day in our mess hall.
Pfc. Bob McCall, commonly
called "Smiley," says he received
the following, post card from a
California friend who is working
in a shipyard: "Having a won-
derful time-and-a-half."
S/Sgt. "Buttercup" Wohler
carefully studying results of those
"Wife Wanted" advertisements in
the "ECHOES" with an eye to-
ward trying one of them.
T/5 Stinson heading homeward
on furlough, mumbling a bit be-
cause his new GI teeth weren't
'.y. "Probably won't get much
t among those civilians, any-
She finally philosophied.
T/5 Packenham, mail clerk
at 1st Reporting Company, says
Hedy Lamarr is too gorgeous to
waste any time talking on the
screen. "Packy" wishes she'd
just sit there and let him feast
upon her loveliness.
Corporal Brandt, who invent-
ed that collapsible eating-in-
bed device with the attached
reading and writing table, is
plotting a gimmick for "jam-
ming" Pvt. Drumheller's radio.
All that the radio gives out
with is hillbilly jive. -
Pfc. Rennhack has now joined
the Chairborne unit of the 568th
with his appointment as Battalion
switchboard operator.
Staff Sergeant Dick (Bostonian)
Soule out of the hospital at long
last and bound for the Bay State
on a furlough. "Can hardly wait
to get some real Boston baked
beans!" said Soule as he rushed
Dagwood-style toward a bus.
T/4 "Chuck" Wallin also fur-
lough bound and his yen is to see
some of the snow for which his
native Minnesota is famous.

Drew Patients

Entertained by

Red Cross Show

Two of Drew Field's
AWUTC favorite comedians,
Cpls. Joe Kenealy and "Ra-
jah" Bergman, headed an
all-star entertainment last
Saturday afternoon at the
station hospital Red Cross
These two versatile young men
had the boys in the aisles with
their skit of "Goodbye Sam."
Incidentally, they were the only
GI's in the troupe.
Heading the civilian entertain-
ers was Benny Rae, of Hellza-
poppin fame; Harry Green, ven-
triloquist who walks away from
his dummy while the dummy
keeps "talking back" to him; the
Phillips twins, lovely girl dancers
and singers, and Abbadabba,
boogie woogie and classical piano
Cpl. Bergman again appeared
at the officers' club Sunday night
with a civilian cast, the only GI
exception being Pvt. Vince Man-
ning, one of AWUTC's finest
singers. They were aided and
abetted by Betty Ann Tillis, beau-
tiful singer; Jean Duket, tap
dancer, and Jack Sardi and his
Cpls. Kenealy and Bergman
are fast building a reputation at
Drew Field as the funniest com-
edians ever to hit the field. Both
were stars in vaudeville and the
legitimate theater in civilian life.

Phila. Joe Runs
Amok on Train
FT. WAYNE, Ind.-(CNS)-
Pvt. William Emig of Philadel-
phia made his way into the en-
gine cab on a speeding Pennsyl-
vania railroad train, knocked the
engineer cold and grabbed the
controls. Fireman Arnold Wai-
bel then kayoed the soldier, halt-
ed the train and turned him over
to the cops. Emig could give no
explanation for his action.

Xmas Pack

Private H. F. Patterson,
Third FC, Signal Company,
has a swell Christmas pack-
age coming to Tampa for
the holidays. Mrs. Patterson
is pictured on the left with
a friend, Miss Frances
Schultz. Pat wrote a letter
to Santa with, you guessed
it, swell results! Mrs. Patter-
son will be leaving Queens
Village, N. Y. They cele-
brated their 12th wedding
anniversary November 3.

11 Weatherford

Men Qualify As

Swimming Profs

As a result of the,swimming
leadership course conducted by
Robert Stanton of the American
Red Cross at the Lido Swimming
Pool, Sarasota, 11 enlisted men
from Camp Weatherford have
qualified as water safety instruc-
The following men will receive
the Red Cross certificates, which
will qualify them to conduct
swimming, life-saving, and water
safety courses to the enlisted per-
sonnel at Camp Weatherford:
Sergeant Raymond M. Jylanki;
Cpls. Rudolph Eberstadt Jr., Dan-
iel D. Jennings, Edmund C. Mro-
zek, Donald E. Reichert, Edward
J. Robinson; Pvts. Albert P.
Handfield, Ralph Loughbo0ough,
Robert P. Miele, Robert N. Wick
and John C. Schumacher.
Soldiers who failed to meet the
requirements of the instructors'
training course will be qualified
as senior life-savers, and certifi-
cates will be issued accordingly.
More than 2,800 men are need-
ed for administrative, medical
and communications duty in a
division of 15,000 men.

Do you know why you're fighting? Are you "up"' on c
the daily news? The War Orientation section of AWUTC in
is planning a program to help you answer these questions da
through discussions held right within your units. St
The new plan will decentralize orientation work on sh
Drew Field and allow more complete participation by each se
soldier, according to Lt. Fred Babbin, officer in charge of t
the section. T]
A post school in orientation to perience. These men will be
train enlisted men will open in trained, then assigned to units to
the near future. Privates and carry on this work. They will
noncoms will be chosen from conduct discussions of the news,
units on the field to attend the town hall meetings, quizzes and
tw -week course, administered by other special events, and will be
the War Orientation staff and by responsible for getting the news
officers who have attended the to their units while it's "hot."
school at Lexington, Va. Three The two-week course will con- lii
Drew Field officers have returned sist of four hours a day, with the
from the Lexington school and remainder of the day devoted to
three are attending the current assigned reading. Graduates will
sessions. be sent to units, and it is hoped
Applications for the post school that a place in the T/O will be
are now being taken at the War made for them. Orientation non-
Orientation section office, 4th St. coms and privates will have the sw
and Ave. L. The section is look- job of turning out unit newspa-
ing for men with teaching or pers, serving as unit reporters and
newspaper background, political keeping their outfit "up" on the
science students, or lecturing ex- news at all times, an

Last Year's Xmas

Gift to 766thAW

Officer Arrives

Lieutenant Waller, of the 766th SAW, just received a
Christmas present a fine box of candy. The catch is that
this present should have come to our good lieutenant a
year ago.
It seems his brother out in Seattle mailed this package
to him way, way back a year ago this November while
Lieutenant Waller was in England.
How would you like to have a i
nice, big bivouac? No! Just I t
think of the clean, fresh air, the" eatherford
beautiful sunshine, the long hours
of play in the great out-of-doors.
Well, we boys of the 766th have
been thinking of it because we \(( lers W worship
are actually on a bivouac right ll
No, we're not very far from
Drew Field ... we can still ti
hear the synthetic bugle on II
foggy mornings but we do
have a fine ex-pasture to live By S/SGT. FRANCIS NOWICKI
in and some of the boys are
growing very fond of it. Of Soldiers at Camp Weather-
course, some will never learn lord believe strongly in Sun-
to enjoy the finer, more subtle
things of life, but we aren't go- day as a day of worship and
ing to talk about them.
It was a lovely day when we hey observe it with services
arrived (except for a little Flor- in a large, rustic-design
ida "dew") and we got our shel-
ter halves up in a hurry. Lunch- chapel constructed by the
eon was just like a family picnic men themselves under the
and life in general was so genial
that expansive Jack Hassett made supervision of Chaplain R. C.
the 'following remark: "This Johnson prior to his recent
where I belong, this is the life,
for me, this is. where I could transfer to Will Rogers Field,
spend the rest of my days." Oa.
You couldn't help laughing The Camp Weatherford chapel
when old Jack crawled out of his has two able leaders in Chaplains
pup tent the following morn. It Norman B. Gibbs and John U.
was just like some guy pulling Garner. The non-commissioned
up from a bloody night in a fox officer in charge of the Chaplain's
hole. office is Sgt. Morris E. Klein, who
Well, we lived like Daniel hails from Philadelphia.
Boones for the first three nights, Services for members of the
then pyramidal tents arrived and Jewish faith are held at the Sara-
we all went back to the coddled, sota Jewish Community Center,
luxurious, normal Army life. And 12th St. and Washington Blvd.,
with a sigh or two of relief, each Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Pvt. Ernia Socha is our No. 1 Special communion services for
sentry. Nothing he likes better Protestant men will be held the
than night duty out in the bog first Sunday of each month at the
where the palmettos grow knee Weatherford Chapel. Mass for the
high and the rattlesnakes grind Catholic faithful is held each Sun-
their teeth at you. day at 10:30 a.m. Confessions may
Sergeant Richardson out- be made by appointment with the
sprinted everyone else back to rector of St. Joseph's Parish
his gas mask when an unex- Church, and communion received
pected shower of tear gas de- at Camp Weatherford Chapel
scenddd upon us. service.
T/5 Donald Wicklund just came In a recent story which Chap-
back from a furlough in Duluth, lain Gibbs prepared, he stated,
Minn., where he had been bur- "The soldier needs his Chaplain.
rowing like a mole in the snow He often does not analyze the ex-
drifts. Just imagine that. act nature of his needs. If he is in
Among the boys coming in from trouble, he comes to the Chaplain.
furlough we see Billy DeVoss, Most frequently with a purely
Verle Later, Pfc. Feld, Pfc. Krebs, practical problem-a furlough,
T/5 Leonard Pratt, Sgt. Joe Sil- transfer, or agricultural, depen-
vestri and the "Bride Groom" T/4 dency or disability discharge. In
Vern Davis who went home and most cases of the collapse of a
dood" it. soldier's morale it is due to a col-
lapse of the morale at home. Noth-
Qfficers Invited ing shatters the morale of a man
in the service like the unfaithful-
T Dan e A ness (real or imaginary) of a wife.
To Dance At "There are all too many of these
Sg "American tragedies" on record
St. PeterSurg already in any Chaplain's files,
ne d the end is n ot Yt"

St. Petersburg's Avi-Aides-
smed throhogut Florida for
eir b e auty, well designed
others and dancing agility, have
vited 60 officers to attend a
ance to be held in a downtown
t. Petersburg hotel next week.
Interested officers (and there
Lould be plenty because we've
en the Avi-Aides-Ed.) are
urged to contact the ECHOES by
lephone before 5 p.m. Saturday.
he number is 2287.
Answers 'o
1. The best paper is made from
nen rags.
2. All are true.
3. East coast.
4. Hudson.
5. Six.
6. First Families of Virginia.
7. Yes; a cygnet is a young
8. Faster.
9. Harness or harnesses.
10. Viola is larger than violin
Id tuned one-fifth lower.

'Victory Vespers'

Welcomes Men

"Victory Vespers," one of the
many important weekly features
of the Christian Service Center,
Tampa and Tyler Streets, Tampa,
has become a popular Sunday
evening date for many Drew Field
The program, which begins at
6 p.m. each Sunday, is broadcast
over station WTSP. Soldiers who
come to the Christian Service
Center to hear it are urged to
stay for a tasty snack consisting
of coffee, sandwiches, and cake
after the broadcast.
The Center, which has recently
enlarged its facilities for service
men, welcomes newcomers to its
many activities. The "Victory
Vespers" program 'will provide
a restful pause in your week's
round'of work and pleasure, and
will serve as an introduction to
the Christian Service Center.






Sex Leers Its Beautifully-Dressed Head

Pfc. Friedman

Wives, Sweeties,

Keep Us Shining,

States Coy WAC

A wife or girl friend is usually the reason for a sol
dier's interest in his appearance, the Mystery WAC an
nounced at the end of this week's search for "soldiery."
If SHE is a wife, it is often her
patient care which keeps a man's Friedman, 314th Hqs. and Air
uniform pressed and his shirt col-
lar starched. If the dream girl Base Sq., agreed with Miller's
isn't doing his cooking yet, the judgment in the effect of one's
GI knows that his looks may make looks on a courtship. Said
or break his chances. Friedman:
First Sergeant Harold D. Mil- "I've always tried to look my
ler, Company D, 1st SAW Train- very best at all times; guess I
ing Battalion, gives Mrs. Miller was just brought up to watch out
credit for his "on the ball" ap- for every little detail. In my
pearance. family, we've always liked things
"Yup," he exclaimed, "My lit- to be perfect. That's why, when
tie woman really keeps me in I found a perfect 'sweetheart, I
trim. She started looking after decided I'd dress even more care-
my tweeds, back in Glen Falls, fujly, so she'd be sure to say
N. Y., and she's carrying through yes!" Friedman is from the
with m. khakis. Of course, I Bronx.
watched my shaves, shines and "My wife has a lot to do with
haircuts even before I was mar- my neatness," says T/5 Robert F.
ried. How else do you think I Forgrave, Hqs. and Hqs. Co., 2d
could have won her as my wife?" Training Bn. "Even back in
OLD TIMER Neward, O., I wore my zoot suits
with a sharp look. Looking good
Miller has the Silver Star, the becomes intuitive, after you've
Purple Heart, and the World War kept at it long enough. Glad you
Victory medal with three stars, think I'm 'on the ball'-my wife
as well as the Good Conduct does my press jobs."
award. He also possesses stripes
fW wounds, and for six months "Persuading that girl back
overseas. He served for six years home to be Mrs. Maico is a
during World War I, when he real job," admitted Pvt. Vin-
claims his appearance was just cent D. Maico, Co. A, 588th
as military as it is today. SAW Regt. "I wouldn't dare
Private First Class Seymour let down on that daily shaving

595th Squadron Finds

Weather 'Like Summer'

Even at this late date the 595th Bomb Squadron boys
are still reminiscing about that Thanksgiving dinner, while
looking forward to more gastronomic delights at Christmas
Meanwhile there are remarks at West Branch, Mich., where he
that since all the "points" were went to visit his wife. We all
used up for that feast, we can't know "Robby" as the genial gent
complain about the food now. But
there is a select group who never behind the supply counter.
utter, a single complaint about BIG SHIP
the grub. The reason: They eat R h i
at the PX or in town. Rumor has it that S/Sgt. Aus-
MOUNTAIN HEAT? tin, instructor gunner, has been
getting his flying time in lately
One of the big complaints from on a ton and a half truck on the
the boys from the wilds of Wash- line. Got your parachute with
ington State is about the wearing you, Austin? Speaking of driv-
of ODs during this so-called ing, S/Sgt. "Snuffy" Stowell,
"winter" season. It may be win- called "Sparks" for short, has
ter to the Floridians, but to most been the Jeep Jockey around
of us Northerners it bears a close 595th Operations lately.
resemblance to the good old sum- One of our own boys, bet you
can't guess who, was seen pur-
Seriously though, I think chasing a bottle of Tabu per-
n-ost of us newcomers to Flor- fume the other day. There is
ida are pretty well satisfied nothing strange about that this
with the change. The rules are time of year, except that he
more stringent, but that is to was reported as saying to the
be expected, sales girl, "Nothin's too good for
And now for the furlough de- my dog, Laddie."
partmenc. That's always an in- He was also overheard naively
teresting item. We hear that remarking, "Do girls use that
T/Sgt. John W. Nichols got his stuff too?" Was he kidding?
Christmas furlough to visit his Well, he may have been, but he
parents in Oklahoma, and Cpl. certainly left that sales girl flab-
S;.erman Robinson is furloughing bergasted.

T/5 Forgrave

habit-I might get so used to
forgetting that I'd slip up
when she saw me. And she
likes her men smooth."
Maico hails .from Lawrence,
Mass., has spent 14 months of-
his 19 years, in the Army.
Still looking for the lady of his
life is Pvt. John J. Jasielonis of
the 576th SAW Battalion. He con-
siders this a first class reason for
his first-rate appearance.
"Any wolf on the prowl knows
he has to look good to impress
the girls," said Pvt. Jasielonis
"But then, my good grooming
habits started even before I be-
came girl-conscious. I learned tc
press my own clothes when I was
a young boy, back in Bucking-
ham, N. Y. My mother is the
'best girl' to whom I owe my in-
terest in neatness."
How about it? Have you kept
yourself looking good for thai
girl who's waiting for you? Even
if there isn't a lady in your life,
there's somebody who's watching
Syou. It's the Mystery WAC, and
She'd like to plug YOUR outfit
next week. What are you going
St, do about it?

,Safety Campaign

Gets Medals for

Sixth SAW Men

In a campaign for better
driving, Lieutenant Bryan 0.
Owens, mQtor transportation
officer of the 6th SAW Bat-
talion at Camp Weatherford,
has introduced a safety cam-
paign, The following enlisted
men have qualified to wear
the safety medal:
Tech. Sergeant Robert E.
Christie, T/Sgt. Lloyd R. Eischem,
S/Sgt. Charles. D. Pierce, and
Sgts. William J. Chabot, Meral
Frame,.James T. Harper, Wendell
Hainline, Charles E. Miller, Ken-
neth E. Miers, Curtis W. Shumpet,
Thomas R. Cox, Frank G. Long,
William D. Massey.
Corporals Ivory W. Bohannon,
James J. Bradley, Leroy J. Din-
kins, Christopher Geyer, George
J. Gumm, Richard lames, Clemen
Heffelfinger, Frank G. Long,
Robert W. Mares, Floyd K. Mil-
ler, Billie Shaw, Joshua J.
Woody, Marion L. Bethune,
Joseph R. Campbell, Steve T.
Cherney, Carrol Nettels, Paul
Heffner, Herbert Justice.
Privates 1st Class Russell L.
Groseclose, John D. Mascani,
Peter A. Polatca, John M. Seitz,
Norbert M. Spencer, Guy L.
Stevens, William Summerall,
Marlung H. Beck, Paul Huff, Ray
Driscoll, Cecil Deaton, Rosario
Davi, Harold Edwards, Carl
Grable, George Mull, Leonard
Novie, Nicholas A. Ritunnan,
Harry Serious, Roy Spencer, Arlie
Tabor, John Weng, Howard
Privates Albert Davis, Earl
Eves, Emory Easton, Rudolph
George, Hiram Gray, Horace
Hadden, John C. Hall, Everett J.
Hendrick, Willie Heath, Paul
Hefner, Cecil Henrick, John La
Macahia, Gilbert Orsco, Albert
Zale, Troy Winslow, Emeric
Brillart, Dominick Liolo and Ora


Third FC Rumors

Point to Party

Rumor hath it that a Squadron party is in the offing.
Is that right, Sgt. Gosselin? Don't forget that Walter Dor-
wart played Santa Claus at three parties last year.
Yow, these ODs are puhlenty HOT Sure would be
swell if we could have our choice of wearing either khakis
or ODs on the Base, and for daytime wear.

SBut with Lt. Brice joining Capt
- Gilmore in the Weather Section,
Swe should be due for better OD
weather soon.
SInseparables Sluka and the
Spine Betts. and Hatzfeld.
Glamor Boy Sam Palmer, our
traveling good-will ambassador,
is sporting a new fancy bracelet
from that certain WAC officer.
Must be the real thing.
Headquarters extends its sym-
pathies to Lt. Col. Wax whose
father passed away last week.
Ken Albright and "Charlie"
Taylor still taking it easy gold-
bricking at the hospital.
Bob Oehme's extra job seems
to be walking and watering little
St. Pete's dog races getting good
play from the gang using Na-
varro's newly painted buggy (blue
and maroon) Clarke, "Moon"
Mullins, Antonucci, Esposito and
Seen watching the basketball
scrimmage the other evening
S. Capt. Westbrook and Lt.
Ott Capt. Erickson pinch-
hitting as coach for Lt. Colley.
If these officers can back the
boys, why can't you?
Art Harding finally gradu-
ated to a mail orderly's cage
in the Dayroom.
Bad habits that Chuck Levy
is teaching Joe "Pierre" La-
velle, like smoking cigarettes
and "getting flying time" on
his sack during off-hours.
It looked funny seeing Hovey
and Herrington whizzing down
those St. Pete streets riding that
bicycle tandem.
Signal and the others ought to
be set up in that new Annex
soon. Then this column will be
able to get the gossip fresh-from-
Castetter is catching coffee-
carrying-competition from Lind-
blom and Newman in A-3 and
Pringle, Lickman and Williamson
in A-2. All are in favor of con-
necting a pipe from Hrycewicz's
coffee shop to the offices.
Rem Humphries received a
recent letter from alumnus Ray
Cely. Ray, now somewhere in
England with a heavy bomb-
outfit as an aerial engineer--
gunner, is wearing the Air
Medal and three clusters. Nice
going fellow. We hope this col-
umn reaches you all right boy.
Packing up those bundles of
publications for mailing is a job
that Ed Ehring does to perfec-


(Continued from Page' 1)
" established at Third Air Force
Headquarters to direct an in-
tensive safety program, the ac-
cident rate in the air force has
been slashed 65 per cent. Orig-
inally, the accident rate was
3.12 per 1,000 hours, or one ac-
cident every 64,000 miles flown.
The Flying Safety organization
works continually to discover and
eliminate the cause of accidents.
Its experts investigate reports of
every crash, analyze conditions,
review practices and procedures,
and from these studies, recom-
mend preventive measures.
This scientific program, co-or-
dinated with the Flying Safety
Section, AAF H e a d q u a r t e r s,
Washington, is credited with a
large part in reducing the. acci-
dent rate.
"Occasionally, we hear a
complaint that there is an ex-
cessive number of airplane
crashes in this area," said Ma-
jor General Westside T. )arson,
Commanding General, Third
Air Force. "But the exact op-
posite is true. The record of our
bomber units in Florida-with
only a single fatal accident in
more than 2,250,000 miles flown
-is a splendid example of the
improvement in safety condi-
"No realistic preparation I
war is totally free from danger
to life," the General continued.
"The Army trains men to face
combat conditions. In spite of this
fact, all types of training acci-
dents-in the Third Air Force have
steadily decreased."

Salute WAC Day

Drew Field soldiers saluted
their khaki-clad sisters as a part
of the nation-wide "Salute the
WACs" day proclaimed for last
Sunday by the Secretary of War
in recognition of the accomplish-
ments of the Woman's Army
Corps during their first year and
one-half of existence.
Various organizations,, includ-
ing the Air Base and some heavy
bombardment squadrons, feted
members of the WAC in their
mess halls with chicken dinners.
Thousands of GIs participated.
The Army's best china was
brought out of the cupboards in
lieu of the usual mess kits, and
the WAC tables were covered
with table cloths, an event of un-
usual importance in an Army
mess .hall.

'Ist/Sgt. Miller



Pvt. Maico


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I FOUND a bee-ootiful wedding ring
on a North Gate bus going South. Dec.
10. Can be secured by description at
ECHOES office. Found by Lt. Occhi-
pinti, 591st SAW Bn.
lost his suitcase at Tampa train sta-
tion. Thinks it was placed on truck
heading for Drew. Name and serial
number is in plain sight. Call 603,
if found.
FOUND-A lovely rosary, which must
be precious to its loser, by the bus
stop opposite Theater No. 2. Your
description will secure it from the
ECHOES office.
GOLD link bracelet with yellow
stones in interspaced blossoms, lost
at Ave. J when getting off Air Base
bus. Finder contact Mrs. Simcic, Ph.
M-50-233. REWARD.
jacket, has been at the 2d Tng. Bn.
Radio School for over two months.
Bring your dog tags to Lt. Adams, at
the school, 5th & M, if you want it.
J. WILLIAM F. PEACE, your gas
sk is at the Radio School, 5th & M.
tter get it from Lt. Adams before
- x-.lxt gas mask day.
the billfold which your wife mis-
placed while looking for living quar-
ters may be located by calling Mrs.
A. R. Valabri. Ph. S-4712.
THE soldier who left an extra pair of
OD trousers in Capt. Roseman's car
may have same by calling for them
at Dispatch No. 7 and establishing
LOST-Near Florida Ave. & U. S.
Highway 41, a "Ready" wrist watch
with leather band and luminous dial.
REWARD. Cpl. Robert H. Mason,
Co. B. 553d SAW Bn.
FOUND-Man's wrist watch in North
Area. Description to Lt. Sims. Ph.
831; will get it back to you.
HAVE misplaced my wallet in the Air
Base Station restaurant. Papers in-
side are VERY. important to me. Pfc.
Harold Showalter. Ph. 603.
LOST Good -Bulova wrist watch
(man's) in vicinity of BOQ No. 2.
Yellow gold with gold expansion-
type band and Hexagonal case. RE-
WARD. Lt. W. Triest, 746th SAW Co.
LOST-Brown stippled Parker foun-
tain pen. Name-R. S.' Godlove on
broad gold band on cap. Cpl. Ray-
mond Godlove, Hq. Co., Rept. Bn..
503rd SAWR.
IF you've lost your civilian award pin,
you'll find it at the ECHOES office.
8th and B.
LOST-A Gerard Perraugaux watch.
Lost in the vicinity of the Hq. Co.
2nd Training Bn. Contact Pvt. John
R. Nelson, 756th SAW Co. Reward
THE GUY who lost his glasses at
Theater No. 6, or thereabouts, may
have same by calling at the theater.
or calling Pvt. Moscowitz, Ph. 258.
WILL the sergeant over at Warehouse
F who put my pen in his pocket by
mistake please return same to Charles
Courtney, 1st SAW Training Bn,
Drew Field. He can take it back to
Warehouse F. or give me an address
where I can pick it up. PLEASE.
Bn, your billfold is waiting for you
at the operating room. Station Hos-
pital. Captain Fitch.
LOST about two weeks ago. a water
and shock-proof watch. REWARD.
Call WAC detachment Ext. 231.
FOUND-Two overseas caps on corner
of Plant Ave. & Lafayette in Tampa,
in front of the laundry. Stop in at
the laundry, identify 'em properly,
and they're yours.
ATTENTION. 396th Bomb Squadron!
Oxygen face piece found. Apply at
ECHOES office.
LOST-One Air Corps ring, in latrine
7A-05. If found, return to William
D. Mull, Barracks 7A-06, 576th SAW
Bn., who will give ou a REWARD
for your Christmas fund.
PARKER fountain pen bearing signa-
ture of Melvin Stern. REWARD OF-
FERED to finder. Write Melvin Stern.
730th SAW Co.. Drew Field. Tampa,
PFC. ALFRED LEWIS, Asn. 32544483,
760th SAW Co., your pass is at 312
Madison St. Don't you need it? Call
or write 'Mrs. Willski, who is hold-
ing it for you. _
LOST-Red calfskin coin purse. Was
misplaced at the cadet party last Sat-
urday eve. Change in the purse doesn't
matter, but the sorority pin and the
purse itself mean a great deal to me.
Could also use the aspirin which was
in the purse. Finder please call Bun-
nie, at Ph. 22S7.
a,1T-Jewells Jergess watch, black
p d military type. Lost at Co. A,
"-.OR FINDER. Pvt. Robert Wager.
Call ECHOES office. Ph. 287.
SOLDIERS individual pay records be-
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.
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. yon find it.
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.
come to PX No. 10 to collect your lost
garrison hat from Helen Mathis.
OSCAR J. WILLIS. your billfold is at
the ECHOES office. You must be
getting hungry, as we have your mess
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.

BARRACKS BAGS belonging to
LESLIE ANDERSON may be claimed
from S/Sgt. Hurdle. S-4 Section. 5th
SAW Tng. Bn., 1st St. & Ave. N.
GEORGE SULLIVAN, your nandsome
brown billfold is at the Special Service
FOUND-One pair ot eyeglasses left in
school building by member of recent
First Aid class. Owner may secure
them at the Red Cross office.
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--A red-brown Morroco leather
wallet, somewhere between rifle range
and E. 1st and M. All papers in it
made out to Walter Rodak. Hqs. and
Plotting Co., 571st SAW Battalion.
If you find it, you'll get a REWARD.
LOST-Top of lifetime Schaeffer ladies
pen. Black and gold. Please return
same to Pfc. Betty Turney. WAC De-

GREEN and black Parker fountain
pen, lost by Cpl. Ronald Luth. S-4
Section. AWUTC, Ph. 659. Can't even
spell without it.

you should find the wallet belonging
to Pfc. George Hand. the owner may
be reached at ext. 800.
LOST-One buff-colored suitcase, con-
taining most of one poor GI's ward-
robe. Lost the very day he departed
for Aviation Cadet. Clothing Is marked
with T/5 chevrons and serial num-
ber S-6842. Contact Sgt. Holliday,
Ph. 603. or come to 314th Orderly
Room, 6th and A.
GOLD identification bracelet. brand
new. No name on it as yet. Must
have it, because it means a very great
deal to me. Finder please contact
Sgt. Jeanne Cottrell. Base Photo
Lab, Ph. 539.
FOUND-Good fountain pen with name
engraved. Loser may have same by
presenting his dog tags and telling
me his name, and what kind of a pen
it is. Pfc. John McCormick, 2nd Re-
porting Co.. 576th SAW.
LOST Service gas mask plainly
marked "Alverson. 34339458." If found
please phone Sgt. Alverson, Ext 337.
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
BARRACKS bag lost. Serial No.
32886147, name Benjamin Negrin. It
found, please contact Base Dental
Clinic. Thanks!
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-
WARi. Pfc. Orland Shefveland. 737th
LOST-Brown leather billfold, some-
where near Company "B" of the 1st
Signal AW Training Battalion. Con-
tains money and papers of great value.
Name engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W.
Fix, Company B. 1st SAW Tng. Bn.
FOUND 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. 8: Wallet con-
taining money and valuable papers.
Finder please return to Pfc. Frank
Ortiz. Company D, 563d Sig. AW
Battalion. REWARD.
LOST-One silver identification brace-
let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If
found please return to Pfc. Shelton,
Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdn.
III FTR Command.

WILL Cpl. Al Martin of Rhode Island
or Bill Tierney of Philadelphia look
me up if they are still at Drew. Cpl.
John Naretto, 569th SAW Bn., Hqs.
& Plotting Co., your old Omaha pal.
wants to see you.
PVT. PETE PETERSON, meet me at
Silly Solly's and bring MY fee.
Christmas is coming! Pfc. John
Spates. Med. Det.. Hosp.

VERNON FISHER of Arkansas, if
you're still at Drew. I'd like to get
in touch with you. Please call M/Sgt.
Darrell Mintz. 594th Bomb Sq.. 396th
Bomb Group.

make personal contact with you. How
about writing me? Cpl. Al Cohen.
729th SAW Co.

ANY old radio around you're not
using? Leaving the field, and don't
want to drag them along? The 2nd
Trng. Battalion will accept loud
speakers, chassis, and any other parts
you can spare. Radio classes learn by
reassembling. Contact Lt. Adams. Ph.
HILLBILLIES, good or bad, wanted
for Ozark swing session. Guitarists,
drums, harmonicas (key of "C"),
jugs. washboards, bull fiddle, or what
have you? All for fun, and lots of it.
Phone S/Sgt. Raynor. Ext. 380. at 8
a.m., 11:30 a.m.,.1 p.m., or 4:30 p.m.
WANTED-A name for my baby, which
will be born in January. Have the
name for a boy, but am stumped on
the name for a girl. Write Cpl. E. D.
Ferguson, Hqs Co.,- 588th.
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
would like experience. Only charge is
price of parts. Phone Sgt. Harrist.
Ph. 364.

IS your tent bare without a piano?
You may have a good Milton upright,
in perfect tune, complete with piano
bench, for just $100. Call on Pfc.
Byron Tilbury, Signal Hqs. Co., Third
Fighter, or 5302 Florida Ave., Tampa.
1941 DESOTO Coupe, perfect condition.
Five pre-war tires, all good. It's the
smoothest dark green deal I've seen.
Pfc. R. A. Brondage, 588th SAW
Bn.. Co. B.

SUPER Sport Dolly camera, f2.8 Ger-
man-make lens, delayed action one
1-400 sec. shutter, built-in coupled
range finder, direct-view subject find-
er, sun-shade with attachable portrait
lens. Takes 16 pictures on standard
roll 120 filif. Small, compact, strong
build. Will sell for $60. Need cash
badly. Col. Kimble. Ext. 520.

17-JEWEL Benrus watch, yellow gold
case and band. Very good condition.
Will sell for $27.50. Pfc. Robert T.
Jones. Hqs. Co. Plotting Bn., 503d
SAW Regt.
1937 BUICK sedan, complete with
heater. In perfect condition, and I'll
part with it for $395 cash. Lt. Yates,
Ph. 461.
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
Training Battalion.

MODEL '39 Harley Davidson motor-
cycle. Peppiest thing on wheels. Call
on Bill Caddick, 2d Reporting Co.,
591st SAW Bn.

SEWING machine; electric, portable.
plus all accessories. It's in excellent
condition, though an old model. $110
will make it yours. Call 619. Capt.

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.
Co. D.
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.
MOTOROLA car radio, practically new.
Custom built for CHRYSLER product.
Call Lt. Henderson. 840 ext. 53. David
D. Henderson, Ist 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
Tampa H-24144.


DESIRABLE master bedroom with
completely private modern bath. in
attractive residence, on Clearwater
Beach. Residence faces beach. Officer
preferred. Call Capt. Fellhauer, H-8711.
Ext. 232, or evenings. Clearwater
WANT to share a house in St. Peters-
burg? Private bedroom, kitchen, and
sharable living room. $25 per month.
Call Pvt. Dave-Brubach, Ph. 632.
OFFICER WANTED to share room in
desirable neighborhood. Separate en-
trance, private bath, steam heat, re-
frigerator, twin beds, inner-spring
mattress. MacDill bus. Phone H3015.
Captain Bradford.
LARGE master bedroom complete with
private bath, porch, and entrance. 161
Bosporus St.. Davis Island. Call Lt.
Tedford, Ph. 202. or stop in to see it.
ATTENTION. Bachelor officer with
car: If you'd like a single room with
showers. Text 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 never forget. Sgt. John D. Natale.
592d Bomb Sq; 396th Bomb Group.
WILL 'some kind soul leaving an
apartment in Tampa let me know so
my wife and I can move in from our
park bench? Pvt. Westlake. Ext. 649.

SOLDIER and wife would like fur-
nished apartment, preferably in vicin-
its of Seminole Heights. Phone Cpl.
Jerry Kowalski. ext. 645.

WILL pay $350 to $500 for car in good
running condition; good tires, etc.
Contact Pvt. Siegel, Base Signal Of-
NEED a good fountain pen very badly.
My girl friends are waiting for let-
ters from me. Call Mr. Moran, Ext. 8,
Plant Park:
'36 OR '37 Ford, Plymouth or Chev3y
sedan. Will pay CASH (before
Xmas, yet!) If you call on me before
3 p.m. any day at Route 5. Box 37,
off Hillsborough Ave. and Armenia.
S/Sgt. R. P. Fox, 595th Bomb Sq.
INTERESTED in buying good car.
Quick cash sale where value shown.
Call Sgt. Goldfarb. Ph. 648.

MIDGET or portable radio, new or
used. Have been missing those daily
serials. Lt. S. R. Chaykin, Ph. 455,
748th SAW Co.

SUNBEAM electric razor. Late model
preferred by my whiskers. Will pay
cash, even though it's almost Christ-
mas. Sgt. Bruce W. Smith, 594th
Bomb Sq., 396th Group. (Officers'
LATE model convertible. (Don't
crowd, girls) Terms CASH. Call
Cpl. Blakmore, Ph. 454.
TYPEWRITER of any breed, prefer-
ably portable. Will pay anything a
before-Christmas billfold can indulge
in. Cpl. Canning, Ph. 2287.
SUNBEAM electric razor. My beard and
I will be waiting for you to Ph. 575,
Lt. Husting. 553d SAW Regt, Com-
munications Co.
GOOD second-hand 16mm sound pro-
jector, if priced right. Will pay
CASH. Machine must be in good
shape. Write or call Sgt. McCown,
Ph. H-32074. Tampa. 569th Hqs &
Plotting Co.
COMMUNICATIONS receiver; Echo-
phone, Skybuddy. National or Ham-
marlund. In fact, any model, so long
as it does the trick. Lt. Husting,
Ph. 575.
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.
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
Sq.. 396th B Gp.
WILL pay reasonable price for radio
power transformer with 5-volt and
6.3-volt windings and center-tapped
h.v. winding about 350 volts each side
of center tap. T/5 B. Wolff, 748th
SAW Co., or call 372.
IF you have a membership card for the
St. Petersburg Civic Music Association
which you would be wanting to sell
contact Vita G. Seres 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 naif-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-
tion hospital.
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-
tion Hospital.



Drew Field Echoes : "O^-ASOUND
Base Special Service Office 0 FOR RENT
Ad Classification ............._

Name ...................... Org...............

MY Mercury sedan and I would like to
join a St. Pete to Drew car pool.
Leave Pete at 6:30 a.m., return at
about 5:45 p.m. See Sgt. Randal, 820
5th Ave. No., Apt. 6, St. Pete.
coming back with my wife on Jan.
2. 1943, and will drive any late model
(I'm fussy) back to the field. Phone
. Sgt. Bragg, Ext. 627.

ARE you leaving Tampa Dec. 30 or 31,
for Richmond, Virginia, or points
North? Lady would like to share ex-

penses, can drive, and knows route
perfectly. Phone Drew 717 br 703.
Major Lynch.
LIEUTENANT and wife will share
expenses and driving in exchange for
ride to Lake Charles, La., or San
Antonio, Texas, or vicinity. Leaving
Dec. 18th to 20th. Call H-42111, Lt. or
Mrs. Dees, "or stop ia at the 501st

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FUNCTIONING car pool. St. Pete to
Drew, has room for one more driver.
Hours: 7:50 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
See Lt. L. L. Johnson. Ph. 493.
ARE YOU leaving on or about the
19th of December for east Tennessee?
Will share wheel and expenses, if
you have room for my wife and my-
self. Call 258, and talk it over with
Sgt. Carpenter.
ARE YOU driving to North Carolina
on or about Dec. 21? Am much in
need of a round-trip ride. Will share
expenses. Contact S/Sgt Vernon
Paul Jr., Hqs.
WOULD like a ride for my beautiful
wife and myself, with someone driv-
ing to New York on or about Decem-
ber 20th. Will help with the driving
while my wife helps with morale. Pvt.
Kathrane, Ph. 2219, pArea Administra-
tive Inspector's Office.
FOR SALE-Return half of round-
trip ticket. Newark to Tampa on the
Silver Meteor. Good until February
17. 1944. Lt. E. G. Stone, Co. B. 553d.
DESIRE ride from St. Pete to Drew
daily. Must be at Drew Field by 7
a.m., and can leave after 5 p.m. Call
Cpl. Badin, Ext. 318.
WILL share expenses and relieve
driver on any car going within the
vicinity of Omaha, Nebraska, on or
about Jan. 4. Please contact me right
away, as I must make arrangements
to leave when you do. Have driven
across country many times, and my
friends say my driving is terrific.
Thanks. Richard J. Curray. Message
& Records Section, Hqs & Hqs Sq.
Plant Park.
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, Ext. 807.
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.
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.
Sukoenig,Hqs & Hqs Sq. Third
Fighter Command.
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.
Ph 275.
WOULD like to contact anyone going
to Bradenton daily. Would prefer
transportation both ways. eave
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.
SOLDIERS' WIVES wanted for short
hour shifts at AWUTC Officers' mess.
Call Lt. Dekker, Ph. 874.
MAN experienced in typewriter repair
wanted for extra-special job. Write
Lt. Courtman, DC, Detachment Medi-
cal Dept.
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
hour Apply PX Personnel Office. 1
Ave. and 1st.
ALMOST new Underwood double-head
electric shaver for sale, or trade for
116 or 616 Eastman folding camera.
T/5 Bernard Slack, Co. B. 588th. 1102
Cleveland St., Tampa.
MARTIN FLASH semi-auto, telegraph
"bug." good as new. Will swap for
camera with 4.5 lens, or better. Sgt.
L. M. Richards. Co. C. 588th SAW
Battalion. 5th and J.






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Kaabe of 503d

Fills Human Cup

With Xmas Cheer

Every year about this time we become filled with the
milk of human kindness and walk with the same ethereal
gait that Sergeant Kaabe of S-1, 503d SAW, has. (Sergeant
Kaabe thinks beautiful thoughts all year round).

Viz: The other midnight we
smelled orange blossoms in our
sleep. We somnambulated out-
side, took a deep breath in the
lung which is still operating, and
then actually cried better than
Frank Sinatra singing "I'll Never
Smile Again." It turned out'to
be a gas attack, but to prove our
Yuletide purity, we didn't even
say that nasty word.
Speaking of orange blossoms,
Cpl. Jack Lowe (formerly of
S-1) will wed on New Year's
Eve at Chapel Number 5. Miss
Madge Fennell (S-3 civilian
employee) will hold the bouquet:
Speaking of tear gas, Cpl.
Louis Pepe's romantic life.has
taken some cruel vicissitudes of'
late. His astrological vibrations
are strictly SNAFU this month.
Hardly anybody has noticed it,
but Pvt. Eugene Nieciecki (S-3)
has a mustache now. It looks like
a city slicker's victory garden.
(Incidentally, Gene, our birthday
happens on the 25th. L-S-M-F-T).
Speaking of gifts, we're solving
our Christmas problems at the PX
this year. We'd advise you to in-
spect their assortment of presents
and Christmas cards before pur-
chasing elsewhere. They have a
printing service for-that personal
touch on your cards.
Santa Claus\ will deliver, a bun-
dle from heaven to Lt. and Mrs..
SWilliam Sturgeon (S-1) before
you can say "Merry Christmas."
Corporal Donald Blood re-
turned from a two-day pass with
circles under his circles.
The boys in Barracks 9B-05
are agog over the portrait of
Mrs. Robert Bush. Private Bob

is in the Flight Section. The
05ers are also waiting for Cpl.
Winnie Lindner to get that box
he's always talking about.
Corporals Limbach, Feldman
and Herfurth make a pretty
triumvirate with their marks-
manship medals as added dep-
Last week we mentioned that
a fortune teller advised Cpl.
and Mrs. Tom Martin there
would be twins for them in the
spring. The bashful corporal
has taken so much ribbing since
last edition that he paid a re-
turn visit to the seer to ask for
a recount.
Tampactivities: Pat R u s s o
(Forms and Publications) dating
a sweater girl outside the USO'
Sergeant Tobin (Adjutant's
section) who insists he's never at
the USO dance Sgt. Dunno-
hisname (Mess Section, S-4) spa-
ghettickling with three ladies .
Pfc. Charles Francis Gallagher
with his bosom buddies, Messrs.
Haig and Haig Sgt. Elmer
Walter burdened with laundry
the long line of taxpayers
waiting to see "This Is the Army"
and not a GI in the line Sgt.
William Lacey getting his fair
share of the vital wheat germ
by way of the frothy glass.

Major Walks 25
Miles in 6 Hours
Fla.-(CNS)-Maj. Walter L. Os-
walt bet $5 he could hike 25
miles in six hours, which is two
hours faster than the time pre-
scribed for infantrymen. The
major made good with 13 minutes
to spare.

576th SAW Group

Rates High Marks

At Rifle Range

High scores were the rule
rather than the exception as
officers and men of the 576th
Signal AW Battaliop who had
not previously qualified fired
Dec. 8.
Led by Lt. Col. Tasso W.
Swartz, commanding officer of the
Battalion, all of the heretofore
unqualified officers, except one,
hit the required 134 or better,
while only six of the 24 enlisted
men and non-coms failed to qual-
H:gh score for the record was
registered by 2nd Lt. R. M.
Auslander, with 181, while Lt.
G. E. Dively also got into the
expert circle with a 178.
In the sharpshooter group were
Lts. H. T. Woodyard, 177; Al
Jones, 172; J. J. Minton, 170; and
A. H. Sprague, 169, with T/Sgt.
H. F. King, 169, and T/5 Don L.
Pope, 168, joining them.
Enlisted men qualifying as
marksmen were led by J. H. Ful-
ton, 166, with other enlisted men's
scores: J. Lifschul, 141; Fred V.
Collins, 153 Meyer Schwartz, 149;
W. V. Browning, 148 Chester
Becker, 136; E. J. Martin, 159;
James Jefferson, 144; R. E. Mc-
Burney, 148; R. H. Allen, 147;
M/Sgt. Hubert J. Grabowski, 153;
C. F. Norment, 152; R. D. Gold-
man, 144; Arthur W. Wittman,
157; N. T. Sawhill, 134, and M/Sgt.
Daywalt, 157.
Officers hitting the marks-
manship score were Lt. Col.
Swartz, 156, and. Lts. J. W.
Sweeney, 154; P. Leasure, 137;
Robert K. Morrison, 135; S. S.
Rexford, 137; Roger J. Grady,
154; E. F. Ryan, 136; E. L. Rag-
onese, 154; Emil Spanich, 149;
Robert F. Merritt, 140, and Les-
lie E. Poe, 158.
The "Figurative Map of 1614"
by the Dutch navigator Adriaen
Block was the first detailed map
of New England to show Long
Island and Manhattan as separate

De Soto Men Like Jivefest

Greetings, Yanks: Let's start off by raiding the Camp
De Soto ice-box (frigidaire-modern term-get it?). There
are a few left overs from last week we should digest. The
Area Dance that was held last week,for an example. It
was, really a treat. The ladies were extremely charming
(sho-nuff hawnee), and their "GI" hosts were happy indeed
to entertain them.
The refreshments were tasty Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Green of
and well served. Congratulations the Service Men's Center at Kay
as usual are in order to-S/Sgt. street.
Abe Brown of the 59th and S/Sgt. CHAPLAIN TO BE
Harold Dyer of the 1964th En- They, with the young ladies and
gineer Aviation Depot Company, groups who support them have
who handle that department. Staff been constantly batting out home-
Sergeant Dyer is also a very en- runs for doughboy morale. Good
tertaining Master of Ceremonies. luck, to Rev. Bennett in his new
He did the honors at the dance. halin ited States
The short order orchestra im- job, Chaplain, United States
ported from Tampa was "groovie Frt Sgt. Cleveland Chandler
as a War Department Movie," to of the 1964th. Ist/Sgt. Jimmie
use a "hep" expression.. (James Clark) Gray of the 59th
ROOM A PLENTY and T/Sgt. Caldwell Herron, top
A jitterbug contest was held kick of th te h QM platoon
right in the middle of the floorwere on handto help their boys
"Believe you me," they need all make merry and entertain.
the floor. But, putting all jokes We didn't see T/Sgt. Vinny
aside, the Kids were really solid. (Vincent J.) Tutson, top kick
Cpl. Ashley Lewis of the 1964th, of the 1301st Guard Squadron,
who hails from Atlanta, "Goaga" around wonder where he
and his fair escort took top hon- was anyway? Of course T/Sgt.
ors; with Pvt. Edward (Gichi) Davd Ford and T/Sgt. Robert
Singleton of -the 59th and his Pearman, paternal top kicks of
harming little partner as runner- the 911th and 1018th QM Platoons,
up. n cll t

Prizes were awarded the win-
ners. Lieutenant and Mrs. Cun-
ningham were on hand.for the
spree and their ballroom danc-
ing was a pretty sight to see.
Quite conservative, from the
jittering point of view, but their
quiet routine would make Toni
and Rene De Marco stand up
and take notice.
A couple standing close by
whispered, "God Bless Them!"
"Aren't they a lovely couple?"
We echo their sentiments, we cer-
tainly agree. We would like to
extend our gratitude to Mrs.
Johnson of the USO at Harrison
street, and to the Rev. Bennett,

They usually sit at home by the
fireplace (use your imagination,
if ya got any) and send their
charges off with best wishes for
a pleasant evening. They didn't
have to caution the kids about
late hours because dese here tings
break up oily anyway. Ya git
Well, we are safe if saying
I'm sure that a good time was
had by all. Cpl. Albert Bowers
of the 59th is leaving on a long
awaited Christmas Furlough.
He is ': liningg to the home
town, Cincinnati, to capture the
hand of Miss Edna Figgins.
Well ... Edna, when he pops

the question, give him your
hand. Yea, give it up ..
what can yot lose.
He is a fine chap and well
recommended by us; as the hep
chick would say, in a manner so
gay: "He's a Killer-Diller Miller,
with a dash of Sweet Vanilla."
Pvt. Fred Cromartie, who su-
pervises the maintenance and.ge-
eral appearance of the Unit Per-
sonnel and Squadron Headquar-
ters Offices is Johnfiie on the
spot bright and early and does an
excellent job.
He just walked in and I had to
slap his John Henry on this piece
of finished wood pulp Uh .
Do you mind An Area NCO
meeting .and a general area
gathering of all enlisted men were
held this week by our Area,Com-
The meetings were held about
two days apart and were called
to discuss any and all ways and
means of improving everything
about us, so that we might be
more efficient in accomplishing
our mission.
As Major Strickler put it, "Most
good soldiers will have their
gripes, so here's the chance to
get them off the chest." A very
American thought don't you
Many helpful suggestions
were set forth. The meetings
were so impressive that ar-
rangements are being made to
hold them more often. The en-
listed men of this area believe
these to be definite traits of
able leadership.
Recognition from o u t s ide
sources are always appreciated
and certainly have their value;
but the greatest recognition that
leaders can receive is the recog-
nition of those they lead.
For good reasons-American
reasons-this is a special salute
to the Commanding Officer, De
Soto Area from the men he so
ably leads.

396th Warriors Awarded

RECEIVING DECORATIONS for outstanding services in. the
various-theaters of war are Flight Officer Francis A. Halloran;
Master Sgt. Ignatius E. Berrari; and Tech. Sgt. Charles R.
McBride. The awards were presented by Brig. Gen. James E.
Parker, commanding general of the Third Bomber Command,
and Capt. Warren B. Murphy (back to camera), group adju-
tant, who read the citations.




"Oh, my aching back." We have all heard that expres-
sion in the Army, but only this week has its true meaning
finally been solved. All the boys in Headquarters, 396th
Bomb Group, including yours truly, have resorted to canes,
crutches, and rubbing alcohol.
You guessed it, we are now in-

dulging in PT, commonly known
as physical training, but to those
of us on the weaker side, it means
only physical torture.
Last week your correspondent
said we had no wolves, but after
seeing S/Sgt. Carmel, S-1, spar-
ring a SPAR at the Tampa Ter-
race he is forced to withdraw his
Lieutenant Vanderkolk,
weather officer, swears that the
Sgt. Major's Office is 'the best
place from which to study the
cloud drifts, but it took us only
one week to get the drift. His
very charming wife is now a
most capable secretary there.
By the way, this week she has
been adorned in an abundance of
silver jewelry. Reason: 2d Lt.
Vanderkolk's correspondence now
reads, "1st Lt."
Now that we are in the promo-
tion department, congratulations
must also go to Lt. Wilcox, sta-
tistical officer, who. has doubled
the weight on his shoulders with
two silver bars.
Lieutenant Kirby, assistant
group navigator, has consented to
give his bicycle to Cpl. Gregory
our Message Center driver. The
examiners, not knowing ,he was
used to scooters or kiddy cars
failed to pass the embarrassed
Greg in his driver's test.
Sergeant. Lewandowski, who
works with the Group Dentist,



AWUTC's Laff Parade con-
tinue to wow the boys of a Sun-
day evening. Last Sunday, at
Recreation Hall Three, the pro-
gram was dedicated to the 738th
and most of the boys in the outfit
turned out.
Heading the entertainment pro-
gram was Cpl. Joe Kenealy and
Pfc. Jules Getlin. Corporal Ken-
ealy gagged and danced for the
benefit of the GIs and Pfc Getlin
did an impersonation of a GI
boarding a bus after spending
some of his pay on a Saturday
Two lovely misses from the
Ella May School of Dance also
were a hit with the soldiers.
Miss Mary Mooney did an acro-
batic tap dance and Miss Jackie
Holloway, dressed in a cowboy
suit, rendered her version of
"Pistol Packin' Mamma" and had
the boys in stitches.

swears vengeance on us all arn
who has a better chance for bitter
revenge. Everyday a kind soul
sends him a box of delectables
and everyday the barracks vul-
tures devour, it before he gets a
SConstantly day after day, Sgt.
Stiver, S-3, does not get a box,
yet everyday he eats .,is fill.
Woe to Stiver when a toothache
comes. Speaking of food, here's
hoping Sgt. Collins, S-3, now
furlough hunting at Clarion,
Pa., brings back a bit of veni-
We wonder why the Mysterious
WAC has not found S/Sgt Cha-
nen of the Inspection Department.,
For'the past week he has been
dressed most immaculate in his.
fatigues. Of course everybody
else is dressed in ODs but that
ruins the illusion doesn't it.
SPOTLIGHT: The beam high-
lights our5 own Flight Officer Hal-
loran, who received the air medal
and an oak leaf cluster at the re-
view on Friday. Halloran says
giving me these medals is sure
swell but I would appreciate get-
ting a little money.
It seems that' he and the
Finance Department can not get
together and as a result his diet
has been an occasional candy bar.
Another week, another column,
and as yet I am still walking. It
is sure a wonderful world.

Major W. R. Ewin

Talks on Africa

AWUTC officers stationed at
Drew Field met in Theater No.
3 Monday afternoon to hear 'a
talk by Major Walter R. Ewing,
recently returned from North
In discussing signal communi-
cations from Cairo to Bengasi,.
point-to-point communications at
Bengasi, and signal work with
the Strategic Air Force at Con-
stantine and with a fighter com-
mand in Tripoli, Major Ewing
pointed to the deficiencies noted
in the training of personnel prior
to their reporting at the theater
of operations. He also spoke of
problems in supplying efficient
communication to forward units
in the desert. A map of the
Mediterranean area and a number
of Signal Corps photos were used
to illustrate the talk.
Under government controlled
sealing in the Pribilof Islands,
117,164 seal skins were taken this
year, enough for more than 15,000
coats, compared with 127 skins
taken in 1942.




Plays Coast Guard



Whether dragged in under
or banked off the backboard,
field goals on a score sheet
add up to one total Bas-
Drew Field units have
ite a number of teams
scheduled to begin league
play. In some instances,
league action has already
begun. Within a week all units
will be knuckling down to
competitive league play, said
Base physical training officer.
In the Air Corps area, outdoor
basektball is played under the
lights at the Officers' Area, 5th
St. and Ave. A. Upon completion
of the new gymnasium located be-
hind. Service Club 1, the south
area basketball activity will
switch from the asphalt outdoor
Rec Hall 3 is the hot spot for
SAW Training Battalion basket-
ball leagues. Each battalion has
intra-unit competition, keeping
the Rec Hall in constant use.
The first league to swing into
play is the 2nd SAW Training
Battalion loop. Play is sched-
uled for Wednesday evening of
each week. Breaking down the
league to individuals, brings out
a number of cagers playing out-
standing basketball.
Private BILL O'BRIEN, 746th
SAW Company hot shot, proved
a split second opening for him on
a set shot is two points for 746th
30 points against Headquar-
ters Company in a 76-60 ball game
was plenty hot! Corporal SOL
pany playmaker, formerly coached
high school basektball in Port
Chester, N. Y .
Headquarters Company plays a
three-quarter ball game .four
periods of basketball are too much
for them .. in two games they've
played close, fast basektball for
three quarters and then in the
final period split wide open.
and AB Sq.) pivot man, is a big
gun in the Squadron play, tower-
ing well over the six-foot level.
DUNCAN played quite a bit of
basketball at the University of
Kentucky and later transferred to
William and Mary.
Third Fighter Command has
three topnotch ball players .
S/GT. ED SITARZ in the pivot
slot has had plenty of experi-
ence on a basketball court .
a veteran of Drew, SGT. Si-
TRAZ played with the Base
team last year SGT. HAR-
OLD PALUMBO, ex-Niagara
university cager, looked smooth
ligainst the 314th Cadets when
doing in under for lay-up shots
the Fighter Command back
court, plays an all-out ball
The 314th Cadet quintet has
dropped two practice games to
date. Although blanked in the
win column, CPL. CONNORS ex-
pects to have his Cadets in shape
for the league opening.
COURT: Digging into files on last
season's basketball... 552d SAW
Battalion won the 1943 cage
championship by defeating the
555th SAW Battalion in the play-
off, 35-27. GEORGE GASKILL,
ried the brunt of the champions'
scoring, with 10, 11 and eight
points respectively.
Camp team: Drew Field's Inter-
cepters lost to MacDill Field in
the Tampa City League 1943
Championship playoff in a well
played 38-35 ball game Com-
pare Drew and MacDill to- the
Michigan-Minnesota "Little Brown
Jug" series 1942 Champion
was Drew ... 1943 Champion was

Base Touch Champs Get Cup

BASE CHAMPS LINE UP. Kneeling, left to right, S/Sgt. Louis Goria, Cpl. John Simmons,
Pvt. Enis Kerlee, S/Sgt. Frank Rocco, Ist/Sgt. Harry Walters. Standing; same order,
T/Sgt. Andrew C. Wagner, lst/Sgt. Fred Evans, Pfc. Norman Uecker, Sgt. Vito Tamulis.

MEET THE WINNERS. Lt. Charles W. Lyons, Base physical
training officer, hands trophy to Cpl. John Simmons, cap-
tain of the Medics, who beat the 314th BH and AB Sq.
for Base touch football championship, 14-12. Between
Lyons and Simmons is Sgt. Vito Tamulis, quarterback on
the Medics and. onetime pitcher for the Brooklyn Bums.


Soldier boxing fans will have a chance to see Tampa's
great heavyweight, Buddy Scott, when the local favorite
tangles with Joe Rennier at the Auditorium Friday night.
In a previous meeting these two heavyweights fought over
the ten-round route with Scott getting a close decision.
Supporting the main event will
be practically an all-soldier card, than worth the price of admis-
with Earl Whrobrey again finding sion, in that Scott is a fighter
a feature spot. He will fight with national ranking. Buddy
I. .g'.r..i. can box with the best of them
nd packs a terrific punch.
Admission for soldiers is 55
cents for general admission and
$1.40 for ringside. The first bout
goes on at 8:15.

Mike O'Brien of the Maritime
service. Whrobrey, formerly sta-
tioned at Drew Field and now at
Ft. Myers, is a popular favorite
with the soldiers in this area.
In another supporting bout
"Irish" Johnny Taylor will meet
the sensational Eddy Bronson.
The bout is being promoted by
Jim Downing, who has been doing
a good job of getting soldier-box-
ing bouts before the public. At
the time this was written he was
trying to find an opponent for
Babe Hightower, Drew Field
The main event should be more

314th Opens

Cage Season
Getting a practice game
under their belts, prior to the
opening of their basketball
league play, 314th BH and
AB Squadron and 314th Ca-
dets jumped center on the
Officers' Area court with the
314th Squadron coming out
from under the lights with
a 48-28 victory.
Andy Duncan, former Univer-
sity of Kentucky -ager, paced
the Sqaudron scoring with 19
points, while Mike Chihutsky fol-
lowed closely with 13 points.
Pound, substitute guard for the
Cadets, paced their scoring after
breaking into the lineup, as he
pounded 11 points off the back-
314TH SQ. (48) 314TH CADETS (28)
Fg FI Tp Fg FI Ty
Chihutsky,f 6 1 13 Walker,f 2 0 4
Byrnes, f 1 0 2Colteryashn. 3 2
Duncan, c 9 1 19 McCulley,c 0 0 0
Herbert,g 5 0 10 Terrilll, 1 2 4
Reed.g 1 0 2 Connor.g 0 1 1
Maleolm,g 0 0 0 Readg 0 0 0
Berri, 0 0 0 Pound.g 5 1 11
Howellg 1 O 2 Lonng 0 0 0
Johnstong 0 0 0
'23 2 48 11 6 28

Officers Study
Lieutenants Albert Zevin and
Carl Boswell, formerly with
AWUTC's S-1 section, are now
attending the Air Intelligence
school at Harrisburg, Pa. The
course at the school lasts two

World's Billiard Champion

Shows Stuff to Soldiers
Willie Hoppe, all-time world's champion billiard player,
gave Drew Field soldiers an exhibition of his amazing cue
wizardry last Monday night at Service Club No. 2.
In two impromptu- exhibition
games he defeated Cpl. Walter been unfamiliar with Hoppe's
Orr by 50 to 5 and then accepted history and exploits, remarked:
the challenge of Tampa's civilian "I'll bet that fellow could make
champion, Augustine Carrera, and
won easily by 30 to 8. a good living playing pool."
After these exhibitions Hoppe
entertained the boys with trick Pam Barton, twice woman's
shots which had to be seen to be golf champion of Great Britain
believed, and once winner of the U. S.
Credit for setting up the fine woman's title, was killed recently
billiard table goes to Mr. Sol when a plane in which she was a
Gruber. passenger crashed in Kent. She
(Ed. Note: After the match a was a Women's Auxiliary Air
soldier who obviously must have Force flight officer.

Big Season

Opens Here

On Saturday
AWUTC's highly touted
varsity basketball team got
off to a good start for the
season in a practice game
against Plant High School
last Monday, trimming the
fast-breaking school boys, 37
to 29.-
Saturday night will be the
official opening of the season for
Coach Sol Schechter's men when
they meet the Coast Guards at
Rec. Hall Number 3. The game
will get under way at 8 p.m. and
will be the first of a regular
schedule when the AWUTC quin-
tet will meet the best opposition
available in this area. Admission
is free.
In last Monday's game Coach
Schechter used a combination of
players in an effort to get a
comprehensive line on the men
in action and expressed himself
as pleased with what he saw.
Many of the players have had
college and professional experi-
ence and with a few more games
under their respective belts it
is this reporter's opinion that it
will take a mighty -fine team to
beat them.
Taking up where he left off
last year, when he led the City
League in total points, Lt. John
Fowler again displayed his cat-
like tactics in seemingly being
all over the floor at the same
time to lead his team in scoring.
He rang up 11 points, while play-
ing but part of the game, but
was closely followed by Lt. Aldo
Molinari who was good for eight
These two aggressive forwards
promise to make a great com-
bination when they get more
chance to work together. Schech-
ter amazed the spectators with
his uncanny passing ability, as
he is one of those chaps who
flip the ball one way while
looking in another direction.
Before the season got under
way Sol doubted whether he
would play, but it was evident
that once that whistle blew last
Monday he got a bad attack of
itching feet and was in the game
not long after the opening horn.
He is also remarkably fast for a
man of his stocky build.
In Pvt. John Toomasian, giant
center, the soldiers promise to
have a handy guy as a floor man
and under the basket.
An aggressive all-around play-
er is Pvt. Bill O'Brien, who once
played for Manhattan College.
He was in on every play and set
up several scoring sorties. Pvt.
Dick Underorfel, O'Brien's run-
ning mate at guard, is unusually
speedy for his height of six feet
and broke up play after play.
Others on the squad can hardly
be called substitutes in that they
play an almost equal part of the
time as the starters. Pfc. Alan
Cantrell, Lt. Walter Hartung, Pfc.
Robert Alexander, Cpl. Frank
Stahl and Lt. Ed. Erlandson all
showed plenty and round out a
team which should be the best
to ever represent this field.

Rommel's Cousin
Joins WAC
A. Hirtz, cousin of Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel, has joined the
Lt. Cdr. Gene Tunney, stationed
in New Zealand, recently de-
scribed to a native audience his
knockout of Tom Heeney, battler
from "down under" in 1928. That
was Tunney's last fight. After
he met Heeney he retired as un-
defeated heavyweight champion
of the world.






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LOUNGING ABOUT COMFORTABLY after the battle for Makin Island had ended, members of the 165th In-
fantry-the famed "Fighting 69th"-display some of the souvenirs they captured from the enemy. The
trophies-Jap flags and marine insignia-were taken at Butaritari Grove. A number of the American troops
hold bottles of beer that once belonged to the Japs. This is a U. S. Signal Corps photo. (International)

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THIS WONDERFUL SIGHT-row on row of the stuff that cheers-was
photographed in New York 'City as prospective buyers looked over
$60,000 worth of liquor that was to be auctioned off by Customs officials
"regardless of Office of Price Administration ceilings." (International)


PREMIER TOJO of Japan (left) and Dr. Bamaw (right), his puppet premier of Burma, enjoy a hearty laugh
with their companions over a spot of champagne somewhere in the "greater East Asia co-prosperity sphere."
The laughs will disappear any day now when the Allied offensive, shaped at Cairo, begins to beat about their
ears from all directions. The picture comes to the U. S. through a neutral country. (International)

SGT. FRANK FIEL of Portland, Me., and WAC Pvt. Rena Hicks of Louis-
ville, Ky., forget rank and guns and the grimmer facts of war and look
on the brighter side only as they go riding together in a quaint native'
carriage, seeing sights and each other in Caserta, Italy. (International)2

EAGER TO HELP their new allies win the war, this group of girls in occupied Italy are questioned by Capt. V. M.
Stilson of Ann Arbor, Mich., head of the U. S. Army Procurement Office in Naples. They are being hired
.for special work by the Air Force's service command in that area, and the girl at the right with hands raised,
the interpreter, is explaining spiritedly the qualifications of each of her companions. (International)


MARINE CORPS DOCTORS at Tarawa showed no discrimination when it
came to treating wounded soldiers. Here blood plasma donated by one
of his enemies flows from a flask into the veins of a Jap struck down on
the beach of the Gilbert island. Marine Corps photo. (International),


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