Title: Drew Field echoes
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Title: Drew Field echoes
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Post Exchange
Place of Publication: Tampa Fla
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Drew Field Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough -- Tampa -- Drew Army Airfield
Coordinates: 27.975556 x -82.533333 ( Place of Publication )
General Note: "Published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 39 (Dec. 2, 1943).
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Frances Dee

Makes Good

For Drew GIs
When Frances Dee says
she'll entertain Drew Field
soldiers she means it.
L Originally scheduled to ap-
pear at the bandshell show
Tuesday night, she was
stranded by bad flying
weather. But she didn't
give up.
She tried flying around the bad
weather, and until Tuesday even-
ing it looked very much like she'd
make it. But the weather won
out at Lakeland, where she was
stuck for the night.
Yesterday morning she resumed
the journey-by bus. She and
Nan Brinkly, who traveled with
her, stood on a crowded bus from
Lakeland to Tampa.
Arriving here exhausted, she
spent yesterday afternoon rest-
ing, then spent last night attend-
ing dances at both Service Clubs.
This morning she visited the
hospital. After eating GI chow at
a messhall, she will leave this
Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill,
Commanding General of AWUTC,
praised Miss Dee and Miss
Brinkly, a starlet, for their spirit
and perseverance in getting to
Drew in face of their difficul-
Meanwhile, Drew Field sol-
diers still were talking about the

Christmas Mail

Will Be Jammed

Two More Weeks
:. The Christmas mail jam won't be straightened out for
10 to 14 days, Capt. W. J. Janda, Drew Field Area postal
officer, announced yesterday.

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The Drew Field GI laundry service has expanded more
than 500 per cent since its inception less than three months
The first week the Quarter- cleaning service, which is per-
ma.ter Laundry Section opened formed by St. Petersburg estab-
tor business 900 bundles were lishments. Four-day service is
turned in by soldiers. Now more
than 5,000 bundles are handled promised. An average of 3,500
acL.-rding to Warrant Officer bundles of dry cleaning is handled
Burleson, laundry officer, weekly.
Drew Field's laundry is pro- Among the enlisted men re-
cessed by the Quartermaster sponsible for the work are Sgt.
lairdry at MacDill Field. Work Hiltenbeitel, Cpls. Grimes and
is do-ne at the flat maximum rate Quigley, Pfcs. Phillips, Weber'
:f $1.50 a month, with 30 pieces Atkinson, McGuiness and Ecken-
permitted a week. roth, and Pvts. Eaton, Buddy,
Through the Quartermaster, Machmer, Hugher, Chambers and
._..ldiers also may use the dry Welch.

MP Embarrassed,

Love Unregulated

The Air-WAC area is care-
fully guarded by what must be
the most embarrassed MP in
the Army.
Last Monday night he no-
ticed a uniformed youth and
an Air-WAC strolling in the
Air-WAC area. As the two ap-
proached the MP, the youth
casually draped an arm over
the WAC's shoulder.
Remembering all his general
and special orders at the' same
time, the MP swooped down on
the couple.
"Break it up! Where do you
think you are?" he yelled.
The youth and Air-WAC re-
mained exactly as they were.
Perturbed, the MP studied the
couple closely, then asked,
"Hey, are you two related?"
The young man looked at the
Air-WAC, then replied proudly,
"Yes, she's my Mom."
The Air-WAC is Pvt. Helena
Clark. Her 16-year-old son
Milton, a student at a military
school, is spending the holidays
with her.

Berlin Papers

Please Copy

Jewish men of the 568th'AW
Battalion won plaudits for
volunteering for KP and other
duties on Christmas Day.
An officer of Jewish faith
volunteered to take over the
duties 'of alert officer in order
that an officer of another faith
might observe Christmas. Ber-
lin papers please copy.

Many soldiers have been dis-
appointed because promised gifts
have not arrived. Captain Janda
explained there were terrific
pile-ups of mail at St. Louis, Chi-
cago and Jacksonville.
Wartime transportation prob-
lems, insufficient and inexperi-
enced help and a history-making
use of the mails contributed to
the clog.
Mail arriving at the field now
was posted as early as Dec. 10,
the captain said.
The captain said that until
Christmas day the flow of mail
to Drew Field was only slightly
above average. The day after
Christmas, with the easing of
the jam at Jacksonville, mail
came into Tampa in avalanche
Captain Janda said he has two
212-ton trucks working 10 hours
a day on round-trip runs between
the Tampa post office and Drew
Captain Janda, a station exam-
iner and inspector for the Post
Office Department at Omaha in
civil life, asked men to be pa-
tient. He and his staff are work-
ing at breakneck speed to inun-
date themselves from the sacks
of mail.

World's Events

In Few Minutes

Read the ECHOES' latest fea-
ture, "World This Week."
This breezy roundup of what's
going on throughout the world is
designed to give the busy GI a
chance to keep apace with the
war ,nT a few minutes reading.
"World This Week" appears on
page 7 of this issue. Invest in a
few minutes reading and increase
your IQ.

swell bandshell show which fea-
tured Mal Hallett and his snappy
Coca-Cola Spotlight Band. Hal-
lett and four Hollywoodians saved
the day for AW Roundup Rally.
In true trouper tradition they
gave their all to make the night
a success for more than 6,000 sol-
diers and a handful of officers.
Originally, they were sched-
uled to be part of a giant pro-
gram which was to feature Actor
Edward. Arnold, Metropolitan
Opera Star Marjorie Lawrence,
Miss Dee and Radio Headliners
Bob Hawk, Garry Moore and
Georgia Gibbs.
Flu kept Arnold at home. Un-
favorable weather stranded Miss
Dee at Lakeland, Miss Lawrence
at Miami, and Hawk, Moore and
Miss Gibbs at Atlanta.
When Hallett and his band
and Actresses Annie Rooney,
Ruth Brady and Neila Hart and
Pianist-Singer-Composer Walter
Juhrman arrived on Drew Field
Tuesday afternoon they found
they were the whole show.
The bandshell, which seats
5,200 persons, was overflowing at
6:30 p.m., 40 minutes before the
show was set to get under way.
There were approximately 1,000
Enlisted men and Air-WACs
had the preferred seats, filling
the area from the front. Officers
sat in a small block of seats at
the rear. J
Hallet~ master of ceremonies,
continuedd on Page 11)

Snappy Revue Coming

A timely and tropical re-
vue, up-to-the-minute and in
tune with the Great White
Way, is scheduled for the
Bandshell next Tuesday.
"Step Lively" is the name of
the production, one of the
newest and liveliest of the
USO-Camp Shows presenta-
tions. There will be no ad-
mission charge. The fun
starts at 7 p.m.
"Step Lively" offers rare com-
edy, precision and personality in
dances, .and .tunes warbled by
stunning lookers who can really
rock a song. Every act is a nov-
elty of its kind and a flash act
is included in the smart ar-
rangement of entertainment.
Here's the cast:
Joe Lane, master of cere-
Three Rays, all-girl comedy
Mack Sisters, dance team.
Sam- Hearn, famous charac-
ter comedian.
Three Dixon Sisters, out-
standing swing singers.
Lane and Harper, song and
comedy crossfire.
Lawrence' Story, pianist and
musical conductor.
Raymond Pike Jr., juggler.
Sam Hearn: Better known as
"Schlepperman," created his dia-
lect character on the Jack Benpy
program. Recently made a tour
of camps in the United States
and Canada with the entire Jack RAYMOND PIKE JR.

Benny company. Schleppermian
is an accomplished violinist and
played with the New York Boys
Symphony at the age of 15.
Strange to say, Schlepperman
never had the opportunity to
play his violin on the radio pro-
Raymond Pike Jr.: "Youthful
Juggling Prodigy." Not yet 20,
Raymond has had eight years of
stage experience as he worked
with his father, the noted Ray-
mond Pike Sr., for more than
six years before going on his own.
Young Pike has combined club
appearances with vaudeville and
recently entertained at the Baker
Hotel, Dallas, and the Edgewater
Beach Hotel, Chicago. This is his
first tour with USO-Camp Shows.
This youthful juggler combines
the, quick hand with the sharp
eye in the manipulation of clubs,
balls and tambourines, and has a
sly sense of humor which high-
lights his work. His remarkable
coordination with hands, feet and
head in meeting the spinning ob-
jects and a lively sense of pan-
tomime give the act an unusual
quality of showmanship.
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.



Girls Swamp

Timid Pfc. Is 'Victimized'

By Eight Lovelies at Party
'Twill be the day before New Year's when this edition ap-
And tonight we'll make merry on three point twobeers.
You can let loose a little to gain your objectives-
But be sure they're in compliance with Third Air Force di-
We regret to say we have lost a little confidence in hu-
manity and all associated species. Several columns ago, we
innocently mentioned that Sgt. Kaabe, 2d Reporting Com-
pany, 503 SAW, was filled with the milk of human kindness.
Alas! the aforementioned milk has curdled. The good ser-
geant refuses to bid us the time of day without coaxing. We
make a resolution to substitute homogenized milk for the
kindly variety from now on. It's more consistent.

Sergeant Bill Schoninger re-
ceived four luscious salamis from
New York. Besides spaghetti and
Hedy LaMarr, elongated sausages
are our raison de vivre (French).
However, William would not sur-
render any of his gift to anybody
unless that person had the proper
amount of ration points and could
sing "Pistol Packin' Mama" in
Calypso or Sanskrit. The ser-
geant must think he's an ASTP
If some of his buddies are
wondering what happened to Cpl.
Salvatore Palermo, he can be
found at PX No. 8 leaning on the
cigarette counter, heaving heavy
sighs at the pretty salesgirl.
Although we've never had the
pleasure of meeting Pfc. Ralph
McKaskey (S-1) personally,
Cpl. Herfurth thinks this story
about him deserves mention.
Ralph seems to be of the bash-
ful type for whom the Hays
Office was installed to protect
from shock. It took quite a lot
of convincing to persuade him
to attend the company party.
The S-1 sophisticates had pre-
arranged for eight lovely girls
to pay undivided attention to
the shy Pfc., and it is said that
only the laundry man will
know how scared Ralph was.
We have been requested to
mention that the consensus is
that for the model soldier of
1944, Pvt. Lyons of S-4 be elect-
ed. (Printer: Please watch your
spelling. You've "electrocuted"
two of my best buddies already).
This column is short, but 1944
is ready to bow in-so just five
more words to everybody-A
Happy and VICTORIOUS New

Leads Negroes

is the new commander of
Negro troops of the Base
Detachment. As command-
ing officer of the 59th Avia-
tion Squadron, the 440th
Aviation Squadron and the
1301st Guard Squadron,
Captain Leffler has been
with the colored troops of
this Field for the past 16

Chapel Hour

Will Honor

Gen. Sherrill
TheI "AW Chapel Hour" pro-
gram held Sunday evening in
Chapel No. 3 was conducted as
a year-end program, with numer-
ous favorites heard during recent
months repeating vocal and in-
strumental selections.
Next Sunday night's program
will be dedicated to Brig. Gen.
and Mrs. Stephen H. Sherrill and
to AWUTC Headquarters. It will
be an all-request program, and
will start at 8:15 o'clock.

Persistent Waitress
A waitress in an officers' club
here paged "Lt. Roger Wilco" for

503d's McKaskey

Aajor Ewing of 576th

Yas on Duty in Africa

Major Walter R. Ewing.
now assigned to the 576th
SAW, was one of the officers
"there" during the African
campaign, and his personal
impressions of the countries
he visited should be of great
interest to ECHOES readers
Working mostly with the
9th Air Force, he skipped
around Tripolitania and
saw much to record in his
own war history.
"I found Egypt exactly as I hrd
imagined it to be as far as thei
beggars, the bazaars and the llie,
are concerned. The Egyptians are
the craftiest traders in the world,
possibly because they have been
in the game so long. They quote
three prices, one for the natives,
one for the British, and the high-
est for the well-paid Yanks, who
spend money with a royal hand.
"Old Tripoli is now a native
section off-limits to all American


MAJOR WALTER R. EWING (then captain) in his Tripoli
Headquarters office. Note modern telephone. The system
was put to immediate use by the Army when it moved in.

nations, they still had the most
beautiful array of silks and jewels
I've ever seen. The world-famous
Chanel perfumes originate in
Egypt, incidentally.

".... Yanks spent money with royal hand."

nearly an hour before a kind personnel, but I managed to get a
hearted individual explained that pass to visit the native bazaars.
"Lt. Wilco" was "on furlough." There, in spite of German occu-



The United States Army, In the present war, U. S.
in entering its third year of casualties number 89,650, in-
global warfare, stands today as cluding 12,841 killed, 30,263
one of the mightiest fighting wounded, 23,954 missing and
organizations the world has 22,592 prisoners.
ever seen. The war department has re-
A recapitulation of the leased some interesting com-
Army's manpower and equip- prisons of war production in
ment figures, recently made this war and the last one. Here
available by the war depart- are a few pertinent figures.
ment, shows that the Army
today is rapidly nearing its WE HAD 55 PLANES
wartime goal of 7,700,000 offi- When the U. S. entered
cers and men while U. S. in- World War I, it had 55 air-
Sdustry is producing the tools planes and an Air Service
of war at a rate unapproached numbering 1,200 men. By the .
Sin the history of man. end of the war it had 11,000
When World War I ended, planes and 200,000 men in the
the U. S. had an Army of Air Service. Today the Army
4,057,101 men of whom 2,086,- Air Forces number 2,880,000
000 were serving overseas. To- officers and men and in a sin-
day the Army personnel al- gle month the U. S manufac-
most doubles the old figure tures more planes than it did
and 2,500,000 of these highly in an entire year during the
trained men are serving abroad last war.
in every corner of the globe. During World War I the
S Y ne .U. S. produced a total of 132,-
SAME MAIN ENEMY 000 machine guns. In two
S Our.enemies in World War I months of this year alone it
were the Central Powers with produced 150,000 machine guns
Germany the main threat. Our and 132,000 sub-machine guns.
principal allies were Britain, In 1918 it turned out 278,-
France and Italy. Most of our 000,000 rounds of small ammu-
fighting was confined to the nition a month. In 1943 this
front between Germany and amount is produced every
France.. week.
S Our enemies today are Ger- The last 'war saw 80 tanks
many and Japan, the latter a built. Now 5,000 tanks are
minor ally in 1918. Our pri- made in two months.
mary allies are Britain, China On paper and in the field
and the Soviet Union. Our the Army has been stream-
fighting fronts are spread lined, modernized, revolution-
throughout the world. ized. The old square division
Despite the huge scale of of World War I has given way
the war and despite the fact to the new triangular division,
that we have been fighting 24 which is smaller, more com-
months already as compared pact, faster and tougher.
to the 19 months of combat we Army personnel has moved
had in the last war, our cas- ahead to keep pace with the
ualties are fewer today than up-to-date equipment it uses. .
they were in 1918. This, then, is a portrait of
World War I casualties to- the American Army-the big-
taled 260,496, including 35,560 gest, strongest and best Army
killed in action, 14,720 dead ever to represent the nation
from wounds, 205,690 wounded, on the field of battle just .
46 missing in action, and 4,480 after the second anniversary ,
prisoners of war. of U. S. entrance into the war.
.......,.... .: .

"The morale of the men was
very good, probably because
they were busy with not only
our work but the British
ground lines which we needed
for our own use. The food
consisted mainly of rations aug-
mented with local fruits, which
were first approved by the
"Very little meat was available
and we did get very tired of
Spam. The supply of beer was
soon exhausted and the boys
didn't go for the green stuff be-
cause of its ill after-effects About
once a week we would have ice
cream, or rather, fruit ice This
was sold at the coffee shops which
were reopened upon the li if ine of
the coffee restriction, tro e\'er -
one's glee.
"Whenever the ice vac sold.
the lines would extend f.:r about
three blocks in every di etior--
which is an old GI custom' Our
mess sergeant took a few lessons
from an Italian cook, and Soon
was turning out a very good dish
of ravioli and sauce which the
boys appreciated a great deal
"Much of the ruins of Tripole-
tania were in the process of being
rebuilt before the war by iMuluo-
lini, and I saw some ancient
mosaics and sewage systems still
in excellent condition. Egypt is
a land of contrast indeed, for even
among the surrounding builduires
dating back to history's begin inig.
I found a modern telephone sys-
tem, with underground line.. And
only a few cities of "the States"
have that feature.
"Most of our telephone uork
was done by a crew of former
New Jersey Bell Telephone
men. M/Sgt. Rovert Eastman,
a junior engineer with Bell in
civil life, deserves a lot of
credit for the excellent mainte-
nance of the lines,
"The danger element didn't
bother us after we once got used
to it. At our open-air theatre
we often had 'double-feature'
shows-one on the screen and the
other furnished by the enemy re-
con planes and our ack-ack out-
fits duelling overhead.
"My biggest scare occurred
when a Yank soldier was tempted
to pick up a shiny, new trenching
shovel lying near where we were
working. I shouted a warning to
him and he jumped a foot. Upon
inspection we found a wire
wrapped around its handle-
which we left alone and reported
to the sappers."

Women's Club

Holds Luncheon

January 12

The monthly luncheon of the
Drew Field Women's Club will
be held at the Air Corps Officers
Club January 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Mrs. Clare Sharkey and Mrs.
George Weller, hosteses, are fea-
turing an "All States Program."
After a rollcall of States, the
members representing various
sections of the country will sit
together at tables appropriately
Facilities are available for
members with children to be
cared for during the meeting.
Reservations may be made by
calling the office of the club,
H-8911, Ext. 850.

Mass Hour


The New Year's Day Mass
scheduled for 6:30 a.m. at Chapel
No. 4, has been changed to 6 p.m.

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594th Bomb Squadron,
thinks all other pinups
printed in the ECHOES pale
before his picture of Miss
Annette Goldress who, he
brags, comes from Philadel-
phia. Says Lipskin: "Broth-
er, if you don't think she
has everything, I'll eat my
complete OD uniform." Lis-
ten, Lipskin, you shouldn't
have given the address, be-
cause the pinup editor is a
Philadelphian and he knows
Annette's picturawas made
on the beach a Atlantic
City, near Steel Pie

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Captain Dortch

AW Placement Program

Proves Morale Builder

In September, when AWUTC's S-1, under the direction
of Capt. Howard S. Dye, inaugurated a program of properly
placing men who couldn't qualify for overseas duty, the
section obtained the services of M/Sgt. Raymond H. Green,
and began to transfer the men to steady overhead jobs in
non-tactical units. To date, more than 250 men have been
rescued from the whirlpool of aimless transfers and now
occupy jobs which make them extremely essential to the
war effort.
These overhead.jobs include a Roy Glahn \was shifted to the
number of thin io op job of chaplain's helper, and now
number of things-radio opera- helps arrange and put on the
tors and repairmen, clerks, cooks, "A. W. Chapel Hour" and other
drivers, dispatchers, mechanics, programs.
chaplains' assistants, gardeners, M/Sgt. Harry F. Harris, whose
janitors, firemen, message center broad Army experience has in-
janicluded the duties of a sergeant-
personnel, artists and carpenters. major, is now a first sergeant in
And how do the men involved the 4th Training Bn.
respond to this new system? Ser- One of the clerk-typists in the
geant Green asserts that a full S-1 Officers' Section is Pvt. Ar-
95 per cent of them are happy nold N. Helwege,
and content, and now want to A qualified teletype operator,
and content, and now want to T/5 William C. Gunn, is now op-
stay in the Army and do their rating a teletypewriter at the
part. 5th Training Bn.
This process of placement is A former tactical telephone and
begun when the AW Medical telegraph wire chief, M/Sgt. Wil-
begun when the AW Medical liam R. Chambless, is now wire
Processing Board sends to S-1 chief at the 4th Training Bn.
a list of men disqualified for Cpl. Anthony F. Archer is now
overseas duty. The men are
interviewed as to their civilian
and Army qualifications and
are. assigned to duties which fit
these qualifications. Some time
after they start their jobs, they
are again interviewed, as are
their job supervisors, and if
the results are considered un-
satisfactory they are given
other jobs more in line with
their abilities. They can be re-
moved from these overhead
jobs ONLY on direct orders
from AW headquarters.
-Here,are a few of the typical
cases met and solved by the new
Pvt. Harry D. Lungren was
being given plenty of transfers
and pulling plenty of KP. Ex-
amination showed that he had
been a printer for 15 years in
civilian life. Now he is in the
Reproduction section of S-3.
A qualified cook, Pfc. George BACK INJURY suffered in a
J. Spadea, was taken off regular
duty and given a cooking job in Burton (right) to wear a bra
the 1st Training Bn. overseas duty. But the corp
Cpl. Ernest M. Hickok, an Union and Associated Press ii
Army radio operator, had been ber of the AWUTC person
"demoted" to the task of an- e
swering a telephone. After a re- chief at headquarters. "The
fresher course, he moved into Raymond H. Green, whose j(
the AW radio net. men ineligible for overseas
Now an a1* attendant in Offi- "daddy" of the AWUTC radio
cers' Mess o. 2 is Pvt. Gordon d ad
G. Hennirm sons in the Navy and is al
A radioand concert singer, Cpl. children.

a motor pool dispatcher and Pvt.
Raymond B. Hewitt is chauffeur
for Col. J. C. VanIngen.
An insurance agent in civilian
life, Pvt. George R. Robinson
now assists the AW Insurance of-
Personal interest is taken in the
work of all these men, says Sgt.
Green, and in one case, a truck
driver who has to have a special
diet, is given three quarts of milk
Sergeant Green has been in the
Army more than 20 years. He
first entered the service in 1912
and, after the war ended, went
back to civilian life as an effi-
ciency engineer and district man-
ager for several utilities firms.
He returned to the Army in 1928
and has held all types of non-
com jobs, including first sergeant,,
sergeant-major and chief clerk.
Before coming to Drew in Sep-
tember, he was stationed at At-
lanta as chief clerk of the Signal
Corps procurement section for the
4th Service Command. .>^-
His work never ends. For ex-
ample, he is now finding jobs for
a number of men who just re-
turned from Alaska and who
cannot be assigned to their next
tactical unit for three months.

train wreck forces T/5 E. W.
ce and disqualifies him from
oral, who was with Western
n civil life, is a valuable mem-
nel, for he's communications
Sjob is swell," he tells M/Sgt.
ob in S-1 is to find places for
duty. Burton, considered the
o station, is married, has three
so proud of his seven grand-

Yanks Know Art

Of Sending Japs

To Tojo Heaven

Exchanging death jabs and putting half-nelsons on the
Axis is personal..history to more than a score of Flying
Fortress veterans now at Drew Field after a year or more
of action against the enemy.
The men are part of the 396th later piloted one of three B-17s
Bomb Group which now is train- first to cross the South Pacific
ing men in preparation for the from Hawaii to Java.
final thrust against the enemy. He participated in the Battle
TALK LITTLE of Java, acting as CO of a
These men are quiet and som- squadron during those bitter
ber when they talk of their ex- days.
ploit and they mention with dig- He has the Silver Star, the
nity the battles in which they Distinguished Flying Cross, the
have participated. Air Medal, the Presidential Ci-
They have reason to hate -the station of the 19th Group, and
enemy, for they have witnessed two Oak Leaf Clusters.
their destruction and ruthless- Major Claude N. Burcky,
ness. They have been with for- 396th Group Operations Offi-
mations of Forts over various cer, also saw action in Java.
parts of the world and returned He then went to Australia and
home with many a memory of a later participated in the Battle
comrade lost in action, of New Guinea. He flew around
On Dec. 8, 1941, Captain Fred the world in a Fort via the
T. Crimmins Jr. was at Clark South Atlantic to India to Java
field, in the Philippines. to Australia to Hawaii then to
Suddenly the sky was blan- the United States.
keted with swarms of Jap Major Burcky was at MacDill
planes who circled overhead before leaving for action.
dropping their bombs and straf- believe we're well on the
ing the field."I believe we're well on the
Sthe i. .. e way to victory if we take advan-
Captain Crimmins, now lieu- stage of our present successes and
tenant Colonel and command- put on the heat," he said. He is
ing officer of the 396th, raced proud of the Flying Fortress and
toward his ship which was in a believes in the heavy bomber as
burning hangar. He started to he way to vitor
taxi the plane to a place of the way t victory
safety, and as he moved from GOOD SPOT
the hangar a low-strafing plane "Java is the most wonderful
wounded him and set fire to place in the world-with some
the Fort. reservations," he said. "The
For this bravery under fire the country is livable, clean, and
369th CO was awarded the Dis- interesting."
tinguished Service Cross. Flying conditions were poor
Since then, Lt. Col. Crimmins there due 'to excessive rains, he
has received the Distinguished added.
Flying Cross, the Purple H-eart, Captain Paul H. Dortch has
Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, two clus- been in the thick of'the South
ters to a Presidential citation of Pacific war and returned the
the 19th Bomb Group. recipient of the Distinguished
He has participated in flights Flying Cross and two Clusters,
against the enemy in the Solo- the Asiatic Pacific Campaign
mons, the Coral Sea, and other Ribbon and the Presidential
parts of the South Pacific. Citation with two Clusters.
AFRICA TOO The 396th left Moses Lake,
He has also been in England Wash., a few weeks ago. Since
and North Africa since the war their arrival at Drew Field they
and has the European and North have continued their training
Africa Campaign Ribbons, program designed to give the
"Don't underestimate the ability ten-men crews complete knowl-
of the enemy," is a constant mes- edge of the Flying Fortresses.
sage Colonel Crimmins has for his Captain Warren B. Murphy,
men "You've got to outsmart Adjutant, has ylet to see action
them and they'll throw the book overseas. He was the second offi-
at you." cer assigned to the Group when
Lt. Col. Jack W. Hughes, it was formed. Captain Murphy
Deputy Group Commander, left is leaving this week, for the
for Hawaii a few days after war Adjutants General School where
was declared. He was first as- he will pursue a course of in-
signed to anti-sub patrol and struction.





Official. Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, December 30, 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 K. Delano. Base Special Service Officer
Lt Joseph H. 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]

A New Year, A New Life
"Your wars brought nothing about,
Your lovers were all untrue;
It's well the old age were out,
And time to begin a new."
To all appearances past wars did bring noth-
ing about; past lovers were all untrue, and surely
it is well the old age were out, and good time
to begin anew.
This war SHALL bring SOMETHING about
if 130,000,000 Americans have anything to say
about it, as they shall.
Yes, it is well the old age were out. It was
an age of lethargy and indolence, of blind faiths
and indifferent self-indulgence. We did learn
something from our dark age however, and that
was that the good thing must be protected with
blood and tears, and charity must wear a shield.
Fortified with this intelligence, we face the new
age with new determination, pledged to believe
nothing until we have seen it, taste nothing
until we have eaten it, and discard nothing until
we have gleaned its full and true worth.
We are the only nation in the world which
recognizes the power and humanity of the
masses, and gives every man, scoundrel, wastrel,
genius and Congressman, alike-gives to each
all his righteous measure of dignity.
God trust we are not deceived because we
believe in the common man, and the beauty of
a universal freedom. Let us prove that we are
not, by fighting.for these ideals with new and
religious spirit through the new year, the turn-
ing point in the history of human error. When
this victory is truly ours, we may really claim
and preserve for all many Happy New Years!"

See Our Lawyer

If ghosts could get up and talk after
having rested peacefully for many hun-
dreds of years, we would like to sit on a
discussion of ancient law-givers.
We would pick Solon, the Greek; Ham-
murabi the Babylonian; Moses the Hebrew,
and Napoleon the Corsican.
We would-quite naturally, you know
-be very quiet in our ignorance and listen
to their opinions and their reasons for
making their tolerant laws, which even
today stand as part of this nation's law.
Then, after they had completed their
discussion, we would like to invite'them
to Drew Field, where they would listen to
Lt. Aaran Waldman, Base legal adviser.
Now we have every respect for Lt.
Waldman, but we don't believe the effi-
cient and brilliant Drew adviser could sub-
mit a brief any more capably than the
former legal architects.
But we are quite certain his outline of
the Army's program of aiding the soldier
in need of legal advice would be impressive
to them.
The soldier today >is completely broken
from former civilian ties, which often ne-
cessitate legal particulars to hold them
soundly and safely together until he re-
turns from war.
Consequently, the Army's method of
aiding soldiers in need of legal aid is to
be praised.
Lieutenant Waldman is doing a splen-
did job at Drew. He deserves credit for
his enthusiasm and sincerity.
We know he will be glad to talk to you
should some need arise for an adventure
into the complexities of law.

Zjrom Our chaplain-

Holiday Joys in Wartime

By Chaplain Francis L. Auer
-When all Christendom is celebrating the Savior's birth,
we too are called to enter into the spirit of this hallowed
This is the third Christmas season for Americans at war.
The mutual destruction, of the nations is continuing to-
wards unprecedented and immeasurable heights. Storm-
tossed tides of passion, sorrow, tears and despair
sweep across the continents, encompassing' the whole earth.
It seems as if all history is to be destroyed and the centuries
of the past are to be buried and forgotten in a single vast

And yet, amid the war-torn
world, Christmas season chimes
ring out tidings of joy, of hope
and peace. A tumultuous wave of
joyous sound encircles the'globe.
It cheers the bleak polar North; it
gives an added bloom to the sun-
ny and flowery South. There is
no island laved by waters so re-
mote, or desert oasis girt by sand
so inhospitable, that the Christ-
mas tidings do not reach thither.
Behold, amid all the horrors
of destruction, of suffering and
despair, starts the vision that 19
centuries have not dimmed-that
the ages of eternity shall not dim
-the vision of the Babe of Beth-
The darkness of despair melts
away as the blessed choir of an-
gelic messengers announces to the
world the glad tidings of "Peace
on earth to. men of good will,"
and the star in the East sheds
its luster of heavenly light to
guide pilgrims to the feet of the
Infant Savior.
On land and sea, on lonely
islands of the frozen arctic or
sweltering South, everywhere our
fighting heroes will gather to-

gether in their quiet hours to lis-
ten to the Christmas carols, which
will awaken sweet memories of
the past in their minds and steel
their hearts to new efforts of
bravery and endurance in the
great struggle that lies ahead, till
victory is won, and peace, order
and harmony among nations re-
All are warmed by the rays of
love that emanate from the Babe
of Bethlehem. And as they kneel
at the feet of their Infant God,
they feel a sense of security and
confidence-feel that Jesus is and
ever will be with them even in
the midst of the greatest dangers
they have to face in the present
May our prayers united with
theirs ascend to the throne of
God, beseeching Him to abate the
flood-tide of hate and blood that
encompasses the world, unite all
men in that charity which iden-
tifies the followers of Christ, and
restore peace and order among
nations, so that soon again, in
happy -reunion, the Christmas
season may be celebrated without
the difficulties imposed by a
world that is out of joint.

Weekly Religious Services
Sunday, January 2

General Protestant Services, .10:30
a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7,
8 and 9.
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, and
8 a.m., Chapel 4.
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4.
Evening Services, 7 p.m., Chapels
3, 4, 5 and 9.
Station Hospital Chapel, Bldg.
B-9: Morning worship, 10:15.
a.m.; evening worship, 6:30
p.m.; Bible. Hour, 6:30 pnm.
Thursday; Daily Noon-day
Prayer, 12:45 p.m.

Sunday and daily Masses, 7:30
a.m., Station Hospital Chapel,
Bldg. B-9; 8 and 9 a.m., Chapel
2 and Theater 3; 11:30 a.m.
Chapel 4; 6 p.m., Chapel 2.
Weekday Masses, 6 p.m., Chap-
el 4 (except Sunday); 6 p.m.,
Chapel 2 exceptt Wednesday.)
Confessions, Saturday 4 to 6 p.m.
and 7 to 9 p.m., Chapels 2 and
4; 7 p.m., Base Hospital.

Sunday services at 9:15 a.m.,
Chapel 1; Monday and Thurs-
day conferences, 4 to 7 p.m.,
Chapel 1.

(First Sunday)
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1,
and 8 a.m., Chapel 4.
Presbyterian, 8 a.m., Chapel 3.
Methodist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 3.
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4.
Baptist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 5.

Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.; Friday, 8
p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m., all in
Chapel 3; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m.,
Base Hospital.

Christian Service Men's League,
7 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel 5.

Communications to this colunm
must bear, for publication, the correct
name and organization of the writer.
Short letters are most interesting, and
the right is reserved to ett letters
when space limitations require.

Music Room or Sleeping Room?
Dear Editor:
If the music room at the Service Club is in-
tended to be a goldbrick studio, a nest for jay-
birds and a crevice for jitterbugs, in which one
can recline upon a full-bosomed couch and sleep
through Tampa radio programs, we wish a sign
to that effect would be posted on the door, and
the classical records in the Service Club office
would be taken out and put to good use on the
target range.
However, if soldiers interested in the lonk
hair art of classical music may have that on(
small room to call their own, where they mi
relax, we wish that the jitterbugs would move
out into the more spacious "orchestra" below,
and leave the mezzanine to the mad music lovers.
At least we have more dignity than to snore
through Shostakovitch.
Something should be done about this im-

Likes Drew Radio Drama
Dear Editor:
I think the best way to make this. congrat is
thru your pages, since the ECHOES reaches all
over the field; I refer to the new radio show
Drew Field is sponsoring, titled, I believe, "Re-
gards, Pvt.*Lobby."
All the fellows I know who have heard the
show enjoy it plenty, because it isn't the usual
false interpretation of Army life and the pro-
cesses of soldier-thinking that have been beamed
at the world since radio waves first hit our
shores. So it's gardenias to Pvt. Lobby, and
more soldier-written, soldier-enacted shows like'
that. The show can be heard, and guys who
haven't heard it should listen to it, every Thurs-
day night at eight-thirty on WDAE.

We Have Your Smokes.
In your last football contest of the season I
was one of the 10 winner of a carton of cigarettes,
but never received them. I wrote you a card last
week but never received an answer-or the
cigarettes. Will y6u please let me know what the
delay is?
55.3d SAW Trg. Btn.
Co. C, Drew Field
Are you at long last settled? We have
twice sent your smokes, and each time
they came back with the Post Office's re-
mark that you were unknown. Drop into
our office and say hello--and pick up your
butts in person.-Ed.

Ex-Soldier Manages Club
Dear Sir:
I received a medical discharge from Drew
Field on December 13, and am now manager of
the Service Men's Club, sponsored by the Ameri-
can Legion in Tampa.
We have an exceedingly nice club, free pool
tables, nice lounge, ample space for writing, free
writing materials and really some swell food at
very reasonable prices.
I was mess sergeant in Kitchens 25 and 28,
and feel assured my old buddies will be pleased
to find me here.
We are located at 602 Tampa street, directly
south of Drew bus station. Drop in and see me,
fellows, and see what a grand setup we have.

ECHOES Ads Get Results
Dear Editor:
Thanks to you and your fine classified ad
my barracks bag has been found. I was really
happy to get it-back!
I would like to thank you for running my ad.
The classified ads in your paper do a great deal
for the GIs here at Drew. Without this page we
would have no way of reclaiming lost material,
I can't thank you enough.

We Agree With Gitlin
Dear Editor:
Week after week, issue after issue, I have
been reading the Drew Field ECHOES with
great enthusiasm. After seeing and admiring
the photos of other enlisted men's wives and
sweethearts, you have printed, I have come to
the conclusion that my wife can easily compete
with any or all of them.
I would greatly appreciate your printing the
enclosed snapshot of my wife Helen. It was
taken on the beach at Coney Island a short time
before our marriage in 1940.
Not being satisfied with one beauty in my
family, we now have a daughter, named Carol
Ellen, who was 16 months old December 28.
Thanking you very much,
Hq. and Pltg. Company
572d SAW 1n.
Reader Gitlin's answer is o .page 10.-



Salt Saves Lives

Of Yank Soldiers

In New Guinea

Salt, one of the most common articles on the dinner
table, often means life or death to lost American flyers in
the South Pacific Theater, according to T/Sgt. Stephen Con-
stande and S/Sgt. Michael Wroniak, recently returned from
AAF installations overseas.
Constande is convalescing from malaria at the Station
Hospital. Wroniak was discharged from the hospital a few

days ago.
t For a pound of salt, a native
f New Guinea or the Solomons
will.lead a crashed aviator back
through the enemy lines and the
lense jungle to an Army camp
:r airfield. Often the natives
actually give up their own lives
to protect the man they have con-
tracted to help.
Constande, a native of Spring-
Eield, Mass., is an aerial photo-
grapher who has spent four years
overseas Preceding his nine-
month stay in the Solomons, he
spent three years at Hawaii and
was present during the bombing
>f Pearl Harbor.
The first raid from the Jap-
imnse blasted hini out of bed onto
the floor of the barracks and the
second attack found him in a
hangar on Hickam Field, where
.ie was knocked against a solid
wall, momentarily stunned. Later,
ie went to New Hebrides and
Wroniak spent most of his
time on New Guinea, where he
fought as a top-turret gunner
in a B-25. During his 13
months in the Pacific he re-
ceived the Air Medal and an
Oak Leaf Cluster with a recom-
mendation for another cluster
award. Formerly a paper mill
sizer, he hails from Holton,
N. Y.
Natives -in New Guinea and
the Solomons are eager to see the
United States, according to the
soldiers. This fact makes the
laundry problem in the Pacific
almost no problem at all, for each
American has a native man or
:oy who is a self-appointed guar-
lian and servant .in the hope
that he will be able to go along
in the boat that returns the Army
;o "the States."
Moving pictures of the United
States were shown in the theaters
here and the natives marveled
at the wonders of America and
built up such a desire to see it
that they were constantly begging
to be brought here.
Japs captured on the islands
were thin, emaciated-looking
soldiers, and these veterans of
the United States' Pacific AAF
,were amazed that the Nip-
ponese were able to hold out
in the hills without food as
long as they did. Small bands
of Japs hid out in the dense
jungles for months after the
occupation by American troops,
the sergeants said..
Men in the South Pacific have
their share of hardships along
with the fighting. Facilities for
preparing food are often poor.
For many weeks it was necessary
to eat canned food under the
trees or whatever shelter one
could find. Later, tents were
set up so that food could be
prepared and eaten with some
protection from the elements.
And according to Constande,
Guadalcanal now boasts a ce-
ment floored frame messhall.
Wroniak told of Christmas din-
ner in New Guinea last year. The
menu was sardines and baked

Surgeon Probes

Stomach Ills
The Base Surgeon today con-
tinued his investigation into the
cause of stomach disorders which
afflicted 115 soldiers and three
civilians after they had eaten
dinner in a Drew Field messhall
Christmas Day.
The attacks were localized,
according tcCol. Melvin B. Asp,
Drew Fielc'ommander. All but
five of tlb/victims have been re-
leased ffm the station hospital.

Captain Snow

Leaves Sig. Co.

Third Fighter
This week brings the de-
parture of one of the finest
officers the Signal Headquar-
ters company, 3d Fighter
Command, has ever had. Our
company commander, Capt.
Nelson M. Snow, is leaving
to become a member of the
Third Fighter Command staff.
For almost a year Capt.
Snow has managed the affairs
of Sig. Hq. Co. He was be-
loved by all men under himf
and with his leadership Sig.
Hq. won many recognition.
He will be replaced by Lt.
John T. Cardwell, who was
previously supply and trans-
portation officer. Lt. Card-
well's office will now be
handled by Lt. Chester G.
Wedding bells are breaking up
that old gang of mine. Wednes-
day, Dec. 22, brought forth those
famous words, "I do," from the
lips of Pvt. Billy B. Gibson and
Miss Elizabeth M. Binggelli.
Gibson and the young lady were
married in Chapel No. 2 and will
make their haven of rest in Tam-
pa. The best man was "Old Iron-
sides" McCormick.
"Sleep in heavenly peace."
That's what the lads in Lower
'B-30 would like to do. But
unfortunately there is a voice
that rings loud and clear each
moment of the day, giving the
boys little rest. Who is the cul-
prit? We'll give you a little
hint, his initials are J. R. Some
tell us he is even worse than
Kropidlowski. Could such a
thing be possible?
Cigars, cigarettes, popcorn,
chewing gum or is it just cigars?
Anyway, a cigar is what we re-
ceived to celebrate the birth of
one precious bouncing boy be-
longing to the George Urbans.
The blessed event occurred Tues-
day, Dec. 21 at 7:35 a.m. Five
pounds and three ounces of heav-
en. The little lad's name will be
David Giles Urban. Hi, ya, Dave,
old boy! What's cooking?
Famous last words:
"This detail will only take
about five minutes!"

1st Training

Unit Boasts

Four Experts
Company C, First Training
Battalion is proud of the record
its men are making on the range.
In the organization's recently in-
augurated program of instruction
in small arms, 95 per cent have
qualified with the Carbine.
When the scores were tallied,
Lt. Bernard Keller, in charge of
training, found 53 per cent had
made marksman, 33 per cent
sharpshooter, and 9 per cent
qualified as experts.
The following qualified as ex-
perts: Pvt. Henry Stein, 182; Pvt.
Floyd W. Penders, 176; Cpl. Zane
A. Bower, 176; Pvt. Frederick
Albrecht, 175.


AWUTC S-2 Says

Your Uncle Sammy's se-
Are not yours to give away
Where ere you are, to whom
you talk
Vital information don't

553d Cooks

Hit Spot With

Food, Rifles

Christmas has come and
gone and even though no tin-
sel was prevalent in the 553d
SAW, the Yuletide spirit
nevertheless was ever pres-
ent. Only a skeleton crew
stayed in camp, but the ones
remaining sure enjoyed a
fine Christmas dinner plus
all the trimmings. Our thanks
to the mess personnel for a
swell meal.
The lucky ones on furlough and
enjoying Christmas -dinner at
home were: M/Sgt. W. H. Walker,
F/Sgt. C. W. Trempler, F/Sgt.
Clair H. Fletcher, F/Sgt. William
B. Holland, T/Sgt. John E. Scho-
field, S/Sgt. George Lucas, S/Sgt.
Mike Brkich, S/Sgt. Frank J.
Barker, Cpl. Alvin H. Knochel-
man, Cpl. Raymond L. Dums, T/5
Mario Filippi, Pvt. Benton W.
Windt, Pvt. Edward Antocicco and
Pvt. Carl J. Giacci.
More trouble for the Axis:
Even our cooks are expert rifle-
men. First Cook Pvt. Hugh A.
Elmore scored highest last week
with the carbine, making ex-
pert with a score of 182. Pfc.
James Cashner also made ex-
pert with 179, and Pvt. Jack
Newport hit the top circle with
a score of 177.
The following qualified as
sharpshooters: T/5 L.ane J.
Bailey, 173; Pvt. William L.
Emanuel, 168; T/5 Wayne Shaf-
fer, 165; Pvt. John Croswell,
162, and T/5 Milton M. Craw-
ford and Stanley Riehl, 161
Company A is still waiting for
a challenge to a basketball game.
The boys haven't had much time
for practice because of the rigor-
ous training schedule they are
undergoing but feel confident of
giving any opposing team real
The battalion mailmen, Pvt.
Blair and T/5 Burns, did some
swell work with the heavy Christ-
mas rush. Each day's delivery
was handled with the same
promptness and efficiency as reg-
ular daily mail.
Our red-headed switchboard
operator, Pvt. Earl Sager, is sure
a popular man these days. He
is our walking PX man. The
message center tent is a busy
spot when he is around.

Chaplain Transferred
Chaplain Ford Gibson, Camp
DeSoto, has been transferred to
MacDill Field, where he will be
spiritual adviser to the 1899th En-
gineers Aviation Battalion.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Why is it that one associates
the changing calendar with one's youth? Seems as though
this year it is unusually easy to think back to those days
when "goldbricking" meant skipping school, and "bucking"
meant hitting the line with everything you had-including
an inflated heart. (Such sentiment.) But anyway, that "big
heart" business will come in handy this year. I ain't kiddin',
ALSO, NEW YEAR'S reminds me-"How many times is that
character reincarnated, and why don't they give him something
besides three-cornered pants?" Immodest, I calls it.
WAS ALSO THINKING the other day, that for resolutions,
this beats all: I will not salute second lieutenants until they re-
turn my salute. (Involves only slight complications. Time and
all that.)
WATCHED..THE PELICANS dive down at St. Pete pier the
other day. Very neat, that. They swoop around without batting
a wing, and then dive on an angle-plash! They hold that over-
sized bill under till the water escapes, then-gulp! Right tasty,
I'll bet my bottom dollar. (Every dollar is a bottom dollar for
ONE MORE THING before we get out of this dark type.
(Printer, note.) "Any New Year is a good New Year," with the
reservation that it gives us a gold-embroidered discharge from

CHOW LINES SEEM ENDLESS, but a chow line was never as
long as the wait for a phone call during the past week. Over the
holiday week-end, every Joe in the U. S. A. made a phone call, we'll
bet. Those five minutes or three minutes, whatever were allotted
back home, were worth every darn hour spent sweating out the
connection. The words the family managed to cram in brought
everything front and center the Christmas tree in the corner;
the neighbors next door talking about their son, father or brother
somewhere far from that Christmas tree; the youngster on the floor
playing with last year's train, not missing the signal he wanted for
his outfit and knew Santa couldn't bring. The young lad threw the
switch for his engine not thinking that at that same moment a bom-
bardier was flicking a switch somewhere up in the wild blue yonder.
The coming New Year certainly brings a lot of bright thoughts. The
last words said on the phone call home "may your day be merry
and bright" ... may Christmas, 1944 bring true peace on earth."

HOW WE LOVE THE WEATHERMAN and his great Florida
... perspiration just rolls off a guy these afternoons and at reveille
it's dew literally dripping off your brow. Got lost in a London fog
last evening coming out of Theater No. 5, Coming through the
orange grove behind the theater, a guy could almost chew the
thick, mucky fog with his teeth. It's been said a number of fel-
lows, recently moved from their old areas, wound up making New
Year's resolutions to "moider" the weatherman.

CAUGHT THE HALLETT this past Tuesday, with much hep-
beat on the up-beat, and brown-beat on the down-beat, if you dig
me (Of course, that's strictly working backwards from the
double Sunday-savvy?)
The eds of ECHOES say "Nix on the Pix" of my pinup favorite,
Stella from Hella, so I'll give you guys an idea through semaphor
code. Like this: The right arm up, the left arm along the side, legs
-(Oh-oh, I get the nix signal from six assistant eds.)

"How can I stop from getting a black eye for New
Year's?"-Pvt. Boo Langstap.
Stay out of Silly Solly's, avoid the Singing Monster, Bull-
face, John Fut de Boomstaff, Rodney von Gackle, Homely Harry
and his Bullburger Stand, Lady Epplebomb, King Boardface,
Ool Smilp and Swamp No. 7.

"Who is Sylvia? Pvt. Boop Gank.
Wait until Rank Snotra sings on the Latrine Hour. He will
tell all.
"What are French fried mothballs?" Pvt. Allgook Slap.
Any mess sergeant can tell you.
And now we further direct P.vt. Mustygoolp Vitfit el Passbelch
further along the road to Shangri-La. Just after being thrown out
of a cave after leaving Mongaria you will come to this group of
Flomdats rehearsing a soap operetta. These Flomdats are lurking
in bushes near the underside of this flying apples, which are already
cooked. These Flomdats are rehearsing installment number "Next
Week" entitled: "The Right To Climb A Tree," the story of Mary
Nibble, Girl Squirrel.
Their slogan is thusly, to quote Mary Nibble: "I have never
been up a tree without some way of getting down."
Then there will be a loud fanfare of bugles blowing while
an announcer shouts, to wit:
"No other girl squirrel can make this statement!"
Here is some of the dialogue ya iwill-have to endure:
Fungbat, mother of Mary Nibble, Girl Squirrel: "My son is well
again after being run out of town. Once again he can resume his
place as the world's champion pusher-over of outdoor plumbing."
(Then there will be a fellow playing an organ.)
Mary Nibble, Girl Squirrel: "But what shall we do about
Elmer? He chased a whirlwind and the mayor won't like that. We
must call the sheriff."
Just then several guys will chase you out of there, for which
you must be thankful, and let Mary Nibble, Girl Squirrel, climb
her own tree.
Happy New Year.




595th Bomb Men on Furlough

Stay-at-Homes Meet

WACs, Keep Up Spirit

New Year's is in the offing and no doubt everyone feels
this coming year, of all recent years, will be a momentous
one. We are one more year closer to victory and. let us
pray that this is the year that brings peace.
And now for some more fur-
loughees of the 595th Bomb
Squadron: S/Sgt. Albert Koslow
is- on furlough in the equally
pleasant clime of Los Angeles, as
is Sgt. Earl L. Marshall. V
Pennsylvania-Sgt. Valentine V.
Goreczny to Oil City and Sgt. The extensive course designed
Walter Projzner to Philadelphia.to teach enlistedmen how to
Pfc. Chauncey Wood went home toow to
to Chambers, Neb. Hope he combat and control venereal dis-
doesn't get snowbound. ease ended last week with 19 men
MOM'S CHOW-WOW! proving eligible to receive the
We hear that he' really likes certificate of a teacher, Capt. A.
his grub, so his mother better E. Abraham, Base venereal con-
have some ration points saved up. trol officer, announced yesterday.'
S/Sgt. Howard A. Clarke is fur-
loughing at Rochester, N. Y. He The class was given 50 ques-
oginatkfromocerseterN. o tions of the true and false nature,
is back from overseas after com-
pleting 50 missions. He left and the following men received
single, but there's no telling what a grade of 75 per cent or higher.
cupid might have done. Technician 5th Grade H. C.
A little bird (could be the Schroeder, 1st Reporting Com-
stork) told us that Sgt. Charles pany, 568th; T/5 Andrew Adam-
Reid and his wife might be son, 1st Reporting Company,
hearing the patter of little feet 568th; Sgt. Jack Braumstein, Hq.
in the near future. And we arid Pltg. Company, 569th; Sgt.
don't mean the mice in the Walter E. Smith, Sig. Hq. 3d FC;
tt ee e mice in T/5 Harold Harris, Company A,
attic, either. 553d; Sgt. Harold J. Devine, 592d
Rumor has it that Sgt. Joseph Bomb. Sq.; S/Sgt. Ronald DeLuca,
Holland is interested in a mys- 592d Bomb. Sq.; Pvt. Samuel
terious WAC whom he met over Dawson, 1873d Engineers: Cpl.
the telephone. No one seems to Oscar Brandt, 396th Bomb.. Sq.;
have seen her, but there is a Sgt. Ralph J. Roberson, 593d
strong indication that her "plati- Bomb. Sq.; Sgt. Herbert R..Hin-
num" hair is not blonde at all, dricks, 592d Bomb. Sq.; Cpl. Lov-
but' merely the product of ad- erne Rathke, 593d Bomb. Sq.;
vancing age. Cpl. Howard L. Robertson, 916th {
MEET OVER LETTERS Quartermaster; T/4 Edwin G.
While on the subject" we might Sing, 751st SAW; Sgt. Earl F.
mention that Sgt. John J. Guder- Schentel, 568th SAW; Cpl. Lyle E.
muth was seen recently in town Foote, 568th SAW; T/4 Virgil G.
with an attractive.WAC. We hear Smart, 501st SAW; Pvts. John J.
that he met her at the USO Smidt and Richard Owen, Medics.
where they were both writing
letters. He proceeded to take her 300,000 Face
out to dinner. Keep up the good .000 rce
work, John. It's good for a __.__n
WAC's morale (to say nothing of January Draft
yours). WASHINGTON. -(CNS) -The l
The other night in town the Army and Navy are expected w
razor-blade and peanut man at to call 300,000 new men into (
the Air Base Terminal was heard the services in January, the ]
chanting a strange thing. He War Manpower Commission has f
kept repeating, "Get your razor- learned. This quota has been set, '
blades and double-edged pea- according to the WMC, so that t
nuts." Wonder if it could have the Army may reach ts goal of i
been auditory or articulatory 7,700,000 men early next year. s
illusions? (It's just him.-Ed.)

35 Years Old, He's Find Hea
Brigadier General i
(CNS)-Col. Frederick H. Smith By PVT. ROBEI
Jr., who directed the building of 746th Compan
advanced air bases in New
Guinea, has been promoted to The top kick had never loo
Brigadier General at the age of he did today to Horace Squirm
35. He is the son-in-law of Adm. gir w c in t c
Ernest J. King, commander ingirl was coming to camp and
chief of the U. S. Fleet. top kick for the day off to show


1. What is the facet of a dia-
2. Is the word "damson" cor-
rectly used in this sentence: "I'd
like a dish of damsons with my
demi-tasse for dessert."
3. What sweet smelling flowe*
is named f6r a baby?
4. Does an empty elevator use
the same amount of electricity
going up as coming down?
5. Eggs turn silver black. How
does salt affect silver?
6. A thermometer measures
temperature. A barometer meas-
ures atmospheric pressure and
weather changes. What does a
cranio-meter measure?
7. In the song "The Old Oaken
Bucket," the bucket -is called
"oaken" and "iron-bound." How
else is it referred to?
8. What advantage is there is
launching a ship stern first in-
stead of sideways?
9. How many of the following
have both light and dark meat:
turkey, pork, duck and flounder?
10. Does the largest percentage
of a city taxpayer's dollar go for
schools, streets or sanitation?
(Answers on page 15)

Santa Visits Army Kiddies

A VISIT BY SANTA CLAUS highlighted the Christmas party
held last Thursday afternoon at the AWUTC Officers Club
for children of Drew Field officers and enlisted men. Here
we see Santa chatting with four,of the little guests, as Chap-
lain August W. Gruhn smiles his approval. Other features
of the program were a Christmas talk by Chaplain Gruhn,
distribution of presents, a vocal solo by Cpl. Roy Glahn,
music by a string ensemble and the Seminole Heights School
chorus from Tampa, a magic and fire-eating act by Pfc.
John Smith. More than 100 children attended.

Officers Dance

At Elks Tonight

At 8:30 o'clock this evening
officers and their ladies will be
guests at a dance to be held in
the ballroom at the, Elks club
Madison street and Florida ave-
A buffet supper will be served
at intermission, and dance music
will be provided by Bob Porton's
orchestra. According to Mrs
3etty Wertz, hostess at the of-
'icers' lounge, the dance will be
'strictly formal," and will fea-
ure several special attractions in
keeping with the New Year's

rt in 74

ly, 2d SAW
oked so cruel and detailish as
. And today of all days that
he was supposed to ask the
her around. Even in a good

mood the Sergeant knew one hundred ways to say "No."
The whole company was lined up in front of the top kick
ready to be given their duties for the'day.
Under the baleful stare of the'
Sarg, the sheep started to feel a a detail then he will surely say
little uncomfortable. He had de- no!" And then came what all
tail written all over his face. the sheep had been dreading.
Horace felt his confidence in get- The segregation for the differ-
ting a pass melt like a wiener in ent details. Even the word de-
a picnic fire. In fact Horace tail had a. horrible sound to
didn't feel like even asking him Horace. The same thing as say-
for one now. Horace mumbled, ing cyanide or rattlesnake. It
"How can I ask him anything in began, "You four fall out for the
a mood like that-he looks like a motor pool. You six fall out
wolf in wolf's clothing to me- for the warehouse. Orderly
there's only one other place I've personnel fall out. Supply room
seen eyes like his and that was fall out." The ranks were thin-
over dueling pistols at twenty ning out like a man's hair after
paces." forty and still Horace couldn't
Suddenly the top kick was muster up the courage to ask
speaking. "You men are falling the Sarg. Relentlessly the ax
out entirely too slow. You continued to fall.
should be out of here in forty-
five seconds when you hear the Horace was watching the Sarg
whistle." Horace mumbled to now in fascination like a cobra
himself, "What does he want us with a flute player. But although
to do-put on running pants and the Gremlins in green kept fall-
follow an electric rabbit out to ing out he seemed to be immune.
the formation?" All the sheep I'll ask him now, he thought, but
were goaded into muttering low his feet seemed to be rooted to
wisecracks at this verbal harpoon the earth. He looked around him
that the Sarg launched. and everyone had been called
out. All the others had shuffled
Then came a lecture on who off with that peculiar San Quen-
did what wrong the day before, tin shuffle that is characteristic
No day ever goes by without of soldiers on their way to a de-
someone doing something tail. Well, now they were alone.
wrong, thought Horace. "I The Sarg with his back to the
wonder if I should ask him latrine and Horace facing them
now," mused Horace. "He can both.
only say no-if I'm picked for Horace thought, "Gosh, in my

Pink Pill Prevents, Cures
Sea- and Airsickness
OTTAWA. (CNS) A pink
pill that. will prevent or cure
seasickness and airsickness has
been developed, by the Royal
Canadian navy.,
In order to test the capsules
the Canadians built a roller sea-
saw with a large rocker which
threw a seated sailor up and
down while another apparatus
tossed from side to side. He
was then given a pink pill to
make him feel better.
The pill worked. Now it will
be made available to seaborne

765th Men

Awarded for

Good Conduct

Parties have been the or-
der of the week for the men
of the 765th SAW. Monday,
December 20, a company
party was givdn and was
well attended by both offi-
cers and enlisted men.
The party was complete with
girls from Tampa and a five-piece
orchestra. Prizes were awarded
on the dance floor for the best
waltz couple and the best jitter-
The second party of the week
was the Christmas party in the
Fourth Battalion dayroom, where
the men were' guests of Mr.
Cuesta. A variety of amusements
was presented for the soldiers' ap-
proval. Dancing, games and carols
enabled everyone to have a good
time. Believe it or not, each girl
and each soldier was given a
present by Santa Claus (we no-
ticed Santa wore GI shoes).
The 765th has been unable to
get a basketball team organized,
and so far had to lose by forfeit.
Most of the difficulty has, been
the rifle school, which was held
each night for a week and the
firing on the range which pre-
vented any organizing being done.
However, Lt. Hirstius will at-
tempt to organize a team soon.
By the way did you notice Sgt.
McDermott at the company
party? That's one lad who really
gets around. T/5 McGranighan
didn't do bad either, (with the
cake we mean). He was seen
returning for more after devour-
ing a slice of about 36 square
For the most-plagued man in
the outfit we give you the mail-
man, Pvt. Gayer. We'll bet he's
one man who is glad Christmas is

anda airorne troops. Many men of the 765th have
blossomed forth with Good
Conduct Ribbons which, ac-
cording to the company order,
were awarded for "fidelity
6 S g t through faithful and exact per-
formance of duty, efficiency
football days in civilian life if through capacity to produce de-
there was only one opponent be- sired results and whose be-
tween me and the goal I wanted havior has been such as to de-
to reach I would stiff-arm him serve emulation."
out of the way and that would
be all. But I can't stiff-arm him. The following were awarded
What would I say at the court the ribbon: M/Sgt. Stanley Korn,
martial?" He felt so awfully M/Sgt. Charles E. Stevens, T/Sgt.
alone. The Sarg looked so for- John D. Thompson, S/Sgt. Leon-
midable! And his vocabulary con- ard Finkle, S/Sgt. Dominique
sisted of one word,! "No." Petrin, S/Sgt. Howard Smith, Sgt.
Julius Finkle, Sgt. Anthon3
Horace pictured himself call- Hankowitz, Sgt. James V. Harlan
ing his girl and saying, due to Hank itz, Sgt. James V. Halan
unforeseen circumstances he T Arthr J Delucia, T/4 FHer
would be unable to have her bert Borgman T/4
come down and show her the Russo, Cpl. Mildon J. Engesser
camp. "Damn it," he said, "if Cpl. Edward M. Jordan, Cpl
they only had a 'Yes' day in Howard J. Niles, Cpl. Charles F
camp. Just one day when all- Shea, T/5 .Warren E. Calhoun,
a Sarg could say was 'yes.' I'll T/5 William J. Farrell, T/5 Rus-
go to the chaplain if he refuses sel G. Hoefler, T/5 Wallace R.
me, by God! I'll go to my Lindsay, T/5 Roderick A. Nurse,
C.O." He remembered that a T/5 Walter Okuszka, T/5 Herman
C.O. can say "no" faster and H. Ottenhoff, T/5 John M.
better than a top kick. "I'm not Murcko, T/5 Harce S. Parsons,
asking for much. I never re- T/5 Paul W. Richardson, T/5
fuse any time they ask me to Alfred Stark, T/5 Jacob L. War-
do something-never. I saw a ner, T/5 Joseph G. Wininsky, Pfc.
fellow refuse once and he Frank E. Carrado, Pfc. Harold
wound up like a camel. The' Cower, Pfc. Everett A. McKinely,
put a pack on his back and he Pfc. Isaiah Moreno, Pfc. Gordon
walked up and down in front of H. Stene, Pfc. Charles W. Spur-
the orderly room like an ex- lock, Pvt. Harley E. Elwell, Pvt.
pectant father in a maternity Theodore Hartman, Pvt. Dewey
ward." The top kick's voice Hensley, Pvt. Eugene E. Hooie,
cut into Horace's thoughts. Pvt. Norwa ughe alEng. Hoo
Pvt. Norway Houghtaling, Pvt.
"What's your name soldier?" John S. Itnyre, Pvt. Jerome S.
Horace Squirm replied, "Horace Kaufman, Pvt. Alvin Keever, Pvt.
Squirm." "Well, stop squirming Paul W. Kelly, Pvt. Isaac W. Kro-
Squirm. A girl called up the ton, Pvt. Charles O'Conner, Pvt.
orderly room and asked if you Francis E. O'Neill, Pvt. William R.
could meet her and show he; the Phillips, Pvt. Robert G. Platts,
camp. It's okeh. Stop in the Pvt. Paul Rauschenberger, Pvt.
orderly room for a pass." Horace John R. Roehrich, Pvt. Victor H.
almost fainted. The mountain had Rubin, Pvt. Richard Snellgrove,
come to meet Mohammed. The Pvt. Stephen Ulisk Pvt. Francis
man had bitten the dog. The fish Van Cott, Pvt. GeorE. Wane
was walking on land. Pvt. Glenn W. WilkieT/5 James
A top kick had said "YES." W. Woody.





World Tis Week Sedlak Wins Ace
:'WorldThis Week*cspot;Krewson
... By CPL. CLYDE J. LEWIS p.... K re

MONTE CASTERY 7480 Band Runnerup
Although their achievements were not crowned with
SSERNIA the glorious success which they had anticipated, Sgt. Will
S ,' BAER RIDE Krewson, Cpl. Joe "Pancho" Wright, and Pvt. Erny Giuliano
..Lk ,deserve some sort of commendation for their noble effort in
trying to grow whiskers so that one of them could play the
role of Santa Claus for the old 69th AAF Band. However,
o i Willie Krewson, now known as "Roly-Poly," did so well in
SVENAO enlarging his waist line that he drew a consolation prize
From T/Sgt. "Scrooge" (formerly "Casanova") Eaton.
SWillie was privileged to act as
SCharge of Quarters on the Sun- Mimi's mother (and not Mimi)
S day following Christmas. Of must have baked the cake.
A course Willie deserved to have All went well during our tour
.. CQ on Christmas Day, but Sgt. of the various organizations and
SJerry Sedlak had established headquarters on the Base, in
Sa some sort of priority on that date the spirit of the holiday season.
;,O and he threatened to take it up The carols were well received,
Sthh f with higher authorities if he and our audi s ned in
.. NONE should be relieved of the detail, and our audiences joined in the
You should have heard Jerry's singing that is, until we
S. lusty and vengeful "Merry Christ- they wanted "Pistol Packin'
m h-i e so f mas" booming all over the place tih h okaented "itol y pa ing
"GARGItANR IVE R A N Ewhen he found himself guarding Mama." Okeh--next year.
-Ni .o_ eO IAZ a deserted barracks. Dee Clements, former drum-
0 Somehow, Pvt. Bill Goodall mer with the Band, has returned
managed to wheedle a good sized to the status of a civilian up in
HISTORY haunts this focal Nazi stronghold, to reach inChristmas tree from Santa. After District Heights, Maryland. Santa
which the Yanks of the Fifth Army have been battling dragging it all over Tampa, and and his CDD Board worked over-
in winter-swept mountains just behind those shown in riding a crowded bus with it, Bill time to get Dee home in time
the artist's sketch, which also indicates the tough sort finally got the tree to our bar- to spend Christmas at home with
of country facing our troops. But once taken, the insetd racks. The ingenious Jerry Sed- his wife and mother.
map indicates the open road that leads to Rome. Here lak, with the able assistance of Dave Kuttner, one of our alum-
it was that Hannibal fought. The ancient Cassino PE Pfc. Del Purga, decorated the ni, visited Brother Bobby and the
Monastery dates back to early times. (International) tree with improvised ornaments; rest of the 69ers last week. Dave
and when the kids got up Satur- was on his way to New York City
day morning, they knew it was with one of the new Honorable
The long awaited and them serve to keep the German Christmas because of the indis- Discharge Insignias tucked away
much-discussed second front generals guessing. Army Mat Bot on Level; putable evidence on the grand in his pocket. He will be putting
seemed a little closer this ITALIAN THEATER piano in our Rehearsal Hall. The a couple of stripes and a good
seeme a llhis Action in Italy remained in- Both Men in Hospital prize package under the tree was conduct medal, which he earned
week after President Roose- conclusive Attacking through ta big fruit cake which "Mimi," at Laurel Field, Mass., away in
velt's Christmas Eve an- snow and mud, the Fifth Army Private Jose Vasquez and Cpl. vocalist with Sgt. Gordon Booth's moth balls as soon as he hits
e inst of has taken Suand Vittore, f rew mile Leo Harrison wrestled so vigor- Dance Orchestra, had delivered. NYC. It looks like Dave is lined
announcement of G closer to assino. Canadian troops ously in a Lincoln (Neb.) Army Because no one needed any bi- up with the sax section of Tom-
Eisenhower's appointment as of th Eih th Arm r sti Air Base bout both men were carbonate of soda after eating the my Dorsey's Band-best of luck,
supreme Allied commander. battling Tuesday for Ortona in a hospitalized tasty cake, the Band suspects that Dave.
house-to-house death struggle de-
An air of expectancy, which scribed by observers as equalling e
prevailed throughout the world the battle for Stalingrad.
at war for the last month, be- PACIFIC THEATER FLARES Sub Depot Bosses Taking
came .even more intense, and The whole vast Pacific Thea-
German commentators speculated ter continues to present an en-
upon the number of combat troops couraging picture. On Sunday, t e M
waiting in Britain for the assault. Marine veterans of Guadalcanal
landed at Cape Gloucester, on
Three days after his appoint- the western tip of New Britain.
ment, Eisenhower predicted the The enemy offered fanatic
European phase of the war aerial opposition, but our pilots Responding to a request by
shot down 36 Jap bombers and Brig. Gen. C. E. Thomas Jr..
would end in 1944. 25 fighters, and not a single
HISTORY'S BIGGEST RAID Marine was lost in securing the Commanding General of
The air offensive against Europe beachhead. Warner Robins Army Air
reached staggering proportions Accordingto the latest reports, Base, Ga., Emil Roth, vice
during the week, when 3,000 they are advancing against fairly president of the Amsterdam
Allied planes blasted the invasion light opposition.
coast. It was the largest air raid News of Allied air strength in Syndicate, New York, is cur-
in history, and the targets were the Pacific is especially hearten- rently conducting a series of
so secret that their nature was ing. The Americans and Aus- conferences at the 26th Sub-
not even divulged to the planes' tralians have established definite Depot here for the trainin of
crews. London speculation had it superiority in the skies over eas Depot here for the training of
that the objectives were German ern New Guinea and the waters supervisors and officers at
rocket-gun installations. off Bougainville Island, and the the supply station.
The RAF paid a Christmas Eve landings on New Britain point to
call over Berlin, and reports fil- superiority there also. The conferences originated rt
tearing to Swedish sources indi- American bombers have op-icthe headquarters of the Air S
cated fires still were burning on crated almost at will from our Ohio, under the direction :of
new bases in the Gilberts, raiding Major General Walter H. Fra,,li.,
Sunday. Jap bases in the Marshall Islands last spring, when the services
Meanwhile, confirmation of every day for the last two weeks. topnotch personnel men frvie
General Spaatz as the Allied air Add to this the substantial air various industrial en frere
commander for the European support which has helped the various industrial centers re
Theater must have reminded the Chinese win their great victorysecured.
German general staff of his sys- at Changteh in Hunan Province These men, from Ford, General
tematic preparation for the suc- plus the growing Allied air forces Motors, Carnegie Illinois and TWO SUPERVISORS of the 26th Sub-Depot, Miss Kitty
cessful invasion of Sicily. over Burma, and the future for Sears Roebuck, were called in to Adams and Allen DeWald, look on as the instructor, Emil
EASTERN FRONT the Pacific looks promising in- initiate the program, which has Roth, explains a point in one of the lectures [by means of a
deed. as its primary objective the in-
The Red Army also contributed struction of supervisors and of- poster.
its share to the Allied "war of ficers in the AAF supply depots.
-nerves." For more than two Soldiers escue culties from their fellow students, of the vast amount of stock that
months, it has lain coiled along a "These meetings are held to as they discussed problems con- passes through the Drew ware-
3,000-mile front, lashing out as a S p help men and women to bet- cerning their departments. At houses daily. Hundredsof items
where it is least expected, gain- i.J ymp D nO ter handle their jobs and em- the completion of each course require due attention, and each
ing ground, but withholding enrolees go back to their depart- transaction involves much paper
greater power for the supreme ployees so that the sole purpose ments, armed with a better un- work.
blow, which must Come in con- JERSEY CIT Y.- (CNS) In of the supply depot may be car- derstanding of their work and "We tell them that the key-
junction with action from the desperation J. Randolph Jones, tried out. And that is to get better equipped to teach workers note of manage emnt is in think-
west. conductor of the Jersey City material and supplies overseas under them. ing things through," Roth said,
Philharmonic orchestra,, wrote'to to the various fighting fronts," At present there are 12ing things time through," oth said,
This week the Soviet drive to- his ex-bull fiddler, Pvt. Joseph Roth said At present there are 125 off- "and that time must be consid-
ward Kirovograd lostmomentum. Mahis ex-b fidder, Pvt. Joseph Roth said. cers and supervisors taking the ered in the same light as
The Red column advancing toward Maino of Bayonne and begged He said that 21 officers, includ- eight-week course. The main money."
Vitebsk has reached a point Va. so he could play in the open- ing General Thomas and other theme, according to Roth, is
within eight miles of that north- ing concert of the season. general officers, and 180 civilians threefold. Various aids have been put into
ern Nazi anchor. But a new Rus- attended the original course given "We the hands of the supervisors,
sian offensive has developed on A couple of days later Pvt. by the various personnel men. We give them lectures on jo among them a job progress chart
the central front west of Kiev. Maino arrived accompanied by They found the lectures so inter- mang employees, and the inten-which informs employees, as well
The First Ukranian Army under his bull fiddle and three other testing that none missed a session. gent instruction of people," he as employers, of their improve-
General Vatutin gained 25 miles musicians. R1 Cid t tingaeo"tw ment.
on a 50-mile front, retaking Ra- During rehearsal Pvt. Maino up RESPOND 100 PER CENT said. "The meetings are of two general H. H. Arnold, Com-
domysalar threatening Zhitomir, and left, explaining he was The men and women of the hours duration with 26 confer-manding General of the AAF, ap-
which hr been in enemy hands scheduled to get married, He 26th Sub-depot who attended the ences in all. proving the program, said in a
since er ly November. Any of returned in time to play in the course have responded 100 per TIME AND MONEY SAVED letter to the Army Air Forces
these d thrusts may turn out to concert which was considered a cent. Supervisors have often The need for such a course is supply depots: "Campaigns are
be ti winter offensive: all of huge success, found the solution to their diffi- understandable in consideration won by well-laid plans."


Iat i What To Do n Town

AVA GARDNER, an MGM lovely, holds the key to a happy
and victorious New Year. From little stamps big bonds
soon grow, and the faster the bonds grow,the faster victory

TWO POSES are better than one, we always figure. So we
give you two closeups of Barbara Hale, a rising RKO-Radio
starlet who has one of the big roles in "Higher and Higher,"
which is scheduled to open at'Drew.Field theaters Sunday.

JEAN PIERRE AUMONT, who made his American screen
debut in MGM's "Assignment in Brittany," and who has
just completed "The Cross of Lorraine," is en route back to
rejoin the Fighting French. Here he is sporting his new
Free French shavetail's uniform.

Noon-Wives' L u n c h e o n, 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 o t h e r s
Class, 607 Twiggs St.
Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun,607 Twiggs
9:30 p.m.-New Year's Eve Watch
Noon-Wives' L u n c h e on, 607
Twiggs St.
8:30 p.m.-H illbilly band, 607
Twiggs St.
Open House, 506 Madison St.
Party Night, dancing, 214 North
Formal dance, 214 North Blvd.
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
a Blvd.
7:15 p.m.-"Let's Discuss," 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.-Sin g copatio n, 607
Twiggs St.
Special Program, 214 North
Movie, 506 Madison St.
Noon-Wives' L u n c h o n, 607
Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun,607 Twiggs
8 p.m.-Party, Service Center, 214
\Torth Blvd.
Photq Club (1st and 3d weeks),
214 North Blvd.
Dramatic Club (2d -d 4th)
weeks), 214 North Blvd.
8:30 p.m.-Community Sing, 506
Madison St.
Typing 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' L u n c h e on, 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.

Knights of Columbus
Invites Soldiers
Knights of Columbus meetings
are held on the secondhand fourth
Tuesday of each month.
Father Toomey, pastor of Sa-
cred Heart Church, stated, "We
are always very happy to have
any of the boys attend!"
The meetings are held at the
corner of Cass and Tampa streets,
above the military bus station.

7:30 p.m.--Bridge Tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Chess and Checker Tour-
naments, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
braska Aves. U
8:30 p.m.-Formal dance for offi-
cers, Elks club, Florida and
Party, Christian Service .Cen-
ter, Tampa and Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.-Dance for Drew Field
men, 1008 Kay St. (Negro);
also Christian Service Center,
Tampa and Tyler Sts.
8 p.m.-Watch Night Service.
Christmas party at American
Legion Service Men's Club,
602 Tampa St.
United Seamen's Service Cen-
ter, Eagle and Parker Sts.-all
day celebration and merrymak-
7 p.m.-Special Christmas Party,
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.nm.-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, 30512
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
WTSP. -.
7 p.m.-Vespers Service, Men's
-Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro):
8 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field or-
'chestra, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
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,
S1008 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

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
INo. 15 West Area
3d F. C. 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence

Masonic Meeting

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

...... .

"Why not? They

St. Petersburg

Information, guest cards, etc., a
the Recreation Office, Defens(
Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. N
Phone 4755.
a.r.- to 11 p.m. daily, Ph. 6994
Unior Bus Station, for service
men and their families.
Drive North, open daily from i
a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing
Coffee and cookies. Laundry
ironing and sewing facilities
Bathhouse, suits and towels fo]
bathers. Showers, shaving an
naps. Dance instruction.
PIER CENTER. Municipal Pier
Informal dancing. Game rooms
pool table, writing rooms, lounges
Dance instruction Wednesday
USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S. Writ-
ing room, pool, games, mailing
service, sewing service, stationery
shaving service ,etc. Gift wrap-
ping, personal shopping service.
7:30 P.M.-New Year's Eve Dance
Pier Center. Recorded Music
USO Club.
2:30 P.M.-Open House, Hom(
8 P.M.-New Year's Night Dance
Pier Center.
9 A.M. Coffee Hour, Homni
Leisure Hour, USO Club.
2:30 P.M.-Tea Dance, USO Club
3 P.M-Class i cal Recordings
Pier Center.
5 P.M.-Canteen Supper, Hom(
Center. 4..
Snack Supper, USO Club.',.
7 P.M. Informal Party,
7:30 P.M.-Dance and Game Night
Pier Center.
Dance Instruction, Ralph Case
instructor, USO Club.
8:30 P.M. Informal Dancing,
USO Club.
7 P.M.-Dance. Airport men spe-
cial guests, Pier Center.
Noon-Wives' Luncheon, YWCA.
2 P.M.-Tea, honoring Bomb-a-
Dears and Mothers, Pier Center.
7 P.M.-Dance Instruction, Miss
Buehner instructor, Pier Center.
8 P.M.-Dance, Drew Field Serv-
ice Men Special Guests, Pier
7:30 P.M. Classical recordings,
USO Club.

Free Lodging
The Scottish 'ite building, 502
E. Lafayette St., Pvuses a free 50-
bed dormitory, re.R'ved for serv-
ice men. /.







What To Do On Drew

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

dq .if in the movies!"

, .

liUNGE. 601 Cleveland (op-
bsite' Capital Theater). Open
): a.m. to 11 p.m., for the con-
.enience of service men.
irday and Sunday from 10 a.m.
;o 6 p.m. Open week days by
quests. Directions may be ob-
:ained at the Lounge.
DANCES: Wednesday -nights
riom 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.-
VIunicipal Auditorium.

Nice Eyecatcher

.--... .- .


SUFFERERS from eyestrain often
complain strongly about seeing
spots before the eyes. We do, too.
however, after looking at this
photo of film starlet Edna Mae
Jones, we'd prefer to in for the
"stripes before the es" type of
train. international)

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, 3 and 7-2 p.m.
Nos. 2, 4 and 6-3 p.m.
No. 5-1, 3 and 5 p.m.
(Theaters 7 and 8 are ft colored
No. 1-Ave. F between 6th & 8th Sts.
No. 2-Ave. B and 6th St.
No. 3-2nd St. & Ave. K.
No. 4--st St. between N & 0 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 1 and 5
JACK LONDON: Michael O'Shea,
Susan Hayward, Louise Beav-
ers; Community Sing; "Pistol
Packin' Mama"; RKO Pathe
Theaters'3 and 4
(Double Feature)
DAUGHTER: Warnef Baxter,
Rose Hobert; Ann Corio,
Charles Butterworth.
Theaters 2 and 7
Johnny Weismuller, Nancy
Kelly; Water Wisdom with Pete
Smith; Sportscope; Tails of the
Theaters 6 and 8
Grant, John Garfield, Alan
Hale; RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 1 and 5
Colbert, Fred MacMurray.
Theaters 3 and 4
JACK LONDON: (See cast
above); Community Sing; "Pis-
tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe
Theaters 2 and 7
GHOST SHIP: Richard Dix, Edith
Barrett, Russell Wade; Popular
Science;' MGM Miniature;
Theaters 6 and 8
cast above); RKO-Pathe News.

Theaters 1 and 5
above); Army Navy Screen
Magazine; Walt Disney Cartoon.
Theaters 3 and .4
JACK LONDON: (See cast
\ above); Community Sing; "Pis-
tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe
Theaters 2 and 7
cast above); RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 6 and 8
(Double Feature)
DAUGHTER: (See casts above).

Radio Proqrams

By Drew Field

S(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.

Theaters 1 and 5
Sinatra, Michele Morgan, Jack
Haley;, Popeye Cartoon; RKO-
Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
NO TIME FOR LOVE: .(See cast
above); Army-Navy Screen
Magazine; Walt Disney Cartoon.
Theaters 2 and 7
cast above); RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 6 and 8
JACK LONDON: (See cast
above); Community :Sing; "Pis-
tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe
Theaters 1 and 5
cast above); Popeye Cartoon;
RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
above; Army -Navy Screen
Magazine; Walt Disney Car-
Theaters 2 and 7
SWING FEVER: Kay Ky s e,r
Marilyn Maxwell, William Gar-
gan; Passing Parade; MGM
Miniature; Color Cartoon.
Theaters 6 and 8
JACK LONDON: (See cast
above); Community Sing; "Pis-
tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe
Theaters 1 and 5
SWING FEVER: (See cast above);
Passing Parade; MGM Minia-
ture; Color Cartoon.
Theaters 3 and 4
cast above); Popeye Cartoon;
RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 2 and 7
JACK LONDON: (See cast
above); Community Sing; "Pis-
tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe
Theaters 6 and 8
above); Army-Navy Screen
Magazine; Walt Disney Cartoon.
Theaters 1 and 5
Kyser, Joan Davis; Movietone
Adventures; RKO-Pathe News;
Unusual Occupations.
Theaters 3 and 4
cast above); Popeye Cartoon;
RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 2 and 7
JACK LONDON: (See cast
above); Community Sing; "Pis-
tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe
Theaters 6 and 8
above); Army Navy Screen
Magazine; All American News.

New heroes in the making;
New medals for the chest;
But here's a guy
Who's rated high:
A hero with the rest.
He's not a multi-striper,
He's just another sport;
But he has all eyes
With that precious prize
The daily sugar report.
He doesn't raise a lotta hell,
But keeps us on the ball;
We speak of that jerk
The company mail clerk;
He's Santa Claus to 'em all!
-T/5 J. K. Stewart,
1st SAW Tng. Bn.

Echoes Want Ads Get Results.
Ask the man who placed one.
They're free.

OH, JOHNNY, OH! Bdnnie Baker, who rose to fame with
her schmaltz interpretation of "Oh, Johnny," and her new
groom Lt. John Morse embrace after their marriage at a
New York hotel. Oh, lieutenant... oh! P

0 ,

ANN SOTHERN does some well-earned and eye-filling re-1
laxing after finishing a highly dramatic role in MGM's
adaptation of the play, "Cry Havoc," which has to do with
nurses on Bataan. Also in the cast are Margaret Sullavan
and Joan Blondell. The movie is coming soon to Drew Field





592d Bomb

Has Cheery

Mail Clerk

Now that the hoary beard-
ed old gent has come and
gone from the 592d Bomb
Sq., we usually do not antici-
pate the receipt of packages
that are still coming in. Cpl.
George St. Croix, our mail
clerk, plays the part very
well, even to the merry Ho-
Ho-Ho laugh as he distributes
the packages and letters.
With the transfer of M/Sgt.
John Yensko, we naturally feel
the loss of a very capable man.
The 592d Bomb Sq. now has as
its topkick, lst/Sgt. Richard A.
Manning, who greeted the Hqs.
staff with a grin and candy, so
you know he was welcomed in
fine style. With the co-operation
given Yensko, we feel that Man-
ning will likewise prove to be a
regular fellow and a man you
will be glad to work with.
When "little Master 1944"
makes his grand entrance, many
of you will still be ringing Christ-
mas bells, and turning over new
leaves. Might we at this time
proffer a resolution to all read-
ers and car owners: When you see
a soldier standing on the side of
the road waiting for a ride, do
not turn your head when passing
him. Remember he did not start
this war, but is in uniform so we
may all enjoy the democracy for
which we are fighting. Your own
brother, husband or son may be
doing the same thing to get where
he is going.

Christmas Poem

From New Guinea

Here is a poem from a soldier
in New Guinea to his girl friend
back home:
Across the ocean's salty spray
I wish you Christmas cheer today.
And hope the coming year will
You health and peace and every-
Please know that you have eased
the pain,
Of loneliness midst tropic rain,
Of helplessness while gods of
Laid fresh distraction at our door.
Your letters meant a lot to me
So far from home, beyond the sea,
For knowing some one who cares
to write
Makes dampened spirits gay and
I know these lines can scarcely
The thoughts I feel so very well
But in those words this Christ-
mas Day
Please read the things, my heart
would say.

Adm. King Elected
Pin-Up Boy
(CNS) WAVES stationed at
Smith college and Mount Holyoke
have elected Adm. Ernest J. King
their favorite "Pin-up Boy."

Well-Fed Soldiers at Priest's Table

WELL-COOKED, HEARTY BREAKFASTS. are a regular Sunday occurrence. at St. Martha's
Social Center, Sarasota. Every Sunday, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Father C. H. Elslander, of St.
Martha's Catholic Church, and his parishioners see to. it that churchgoers get an un-GI
breakfast. The meals, according to soldiers stationed at Sarasota and Joes from other cities,
are better than anyone has ever seen, eaten or dreamed about. Majors sit next to T/5s and
captains next to Pfcs. Funds for the meals are supplied by the NCCO while parishioners do
the work.



Aiding greatly. in the building of morale on Drew Field
during the past year has been a group of civilians from
Tampa-instructors and pupils of Danny Sheehan's School
of the Dance. Sixty-eight of these singers and dancers
have, in the last 12 months, appeared in about 150 shows
and programs in Rec Halls, Service Clubs and at dayroom
They've given this entertain- man. Dianne Hood, Antoinette
ment for free, according to the Wadsv.orth, Claries Wadsworth.
AWUTC Special Service Office. Shirley Black, Marilee Johnson,
Here is the list of young actors Harriet Jones, Janet Krinkhause,
and actresses: Patsy Milane, Mary Ann McDon-
Tony Muniz, Edna Marie Muniz, ald and Heraldie Milian.
Mary Andrew, Elmo Andrew,
Barbara Arnold, Barbara Lee
Black, Judy Clarke, Carol Jean CHRISTMAS SCENE
Carter, Collette Tompkins, -Syd- The tinklng
ney Cuthbert, Fritzie Schultze. Bells of Santa's sleigh
Bells of Santa's sleigh
Jeanie Wilson, Stanley Roller, Remind me
Dick Roller, James Wilson, Prudie Remid me -
Dunn, Whitney Pinnell, Eula Mae Of another day.
Barnhill, Elinor Blackwell, Judy
Jacks, Marilyn Wilson, Gloria The snowflakes,
Wise, Jackie Hess, Debora Rud- Simple and so white,
ser. Remind me
Dorothy Gonzales, Fred Kleusch, Of that glorious night.
Joe Steele, Irene Steele, Frances
Mae McLeod, Roland Hitt, John The presents
Spooner, Joann Bell, Adele Roller, 'Neath the Christmas tree
Delores Powell. Those happier years
Charles Powell, Sandra Rhodes, Recall to me.
Jean Penbertky, Sally Prosser,
Jean Peterson, Connie Phillips, The days I spent
Shirley Rhyne, Greta Rodreguez, Have come and went,
Bobby Rodriguez, Judy Rodreguez, But this I only know:
Hently Ricker. The time is here.
Gertrude Laurs, Norma Sarra, The WACs are near.
Mary Louise Sinclair, Jimmy The Army pains me so.
Starr, Francis B. Stokes, Nancy I'm on the spot--
Weir, Jean Duket, Patsy Delaney, They haven't got
Nell Evans, Jane Everett. No GI mistletoe!
Joan Hopson, Caryl Rae Her- -Pvt. Paul Bonsib.

From The Editor

'- x

Gitlin's letter which appears
on page 4.

Broken Back Fails to Keep
Flier Out of Combat
LONDON..-(CNS)-Flight Lt.
Desmond Ruchwaldy of the Royal
Air Force, who broke his back
in an airplane crash two years
ago, shot'down two Nazi fighters
in a recent raid on the Belgian
base of Chievres. Ruchwaldy
holds the Distinguished Flying
Nearly two-thirds of all pas-
senger car drivers are conforming
to the national 35-mile-an-hour
war speed limit, the Federal
Works agency declares.

Lt. S. Ullman

2d Reporting,

Is Married
Enlisted men of the 568th
joined with officers to witness
the wedding of Lt. Sanford M.
Ullman, CO of 2nd Reporting
Company to Cpl. Doris M. Wool-
cott, U. S. Marine Corps Women's
Reserve. The wedding was held
in Chapel No. 5 with the cere-
mony being performed by Chap-
lain Coffee. The bride and groom
walked through an arch made of
crossed Signal Corps guidons at
the conclusion of the ceremony.
Staff Sgt. "Woody" Wood-
ward has been nominated as the
best natured soldier in the bat-
T/5 Jerome Seidner had his
wife visiting here for a while
and she is very lovely indeed.
The gripers are in session be-
cause none of the boys managed
to meet her.
Pfc. John Meehan, the Brook-
lyn flash, is out of the hospital
after a siege of grippe and is
now making plans for his Christ-
mas furlough.
T/5 Karl Bayrer has uncov-
ered some hidden talent he never
knew he possessed. Pressed in-
to service, during a "labor short-
age," he did so well with car-
penter's tool that he now is prac-
tically the battalion carpenter.
T/4 Berry and T/4 Goolsbee,
with us in the old days at Bra-
denton last spring, are back in
the fold again.
Private Bob Reinerman goes
around in that cloud these days
because he is getting married on
the 23rd.
Lieutenant Jack Weinstock put
on a whirlwind bond-selling cam-
paign just among the orderly
room personnel in the companies
and in Battalion Headquarters
and happily reports a total cash
sale of bonds .that topped the
thousand dollar mark.
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Taken by Drew GIs

Raymond W. Tennyson, 22, and
Lillian A. Dupree, 28, Riverview
'Robert Edwin Reinerman, 21,
and Virginia Catherine Wernke,
21, Cincinnati.
Harry F. Estes, 21, and Hazel
Marie Dyles, 20, Tampa.
Robert N. Horn, 29, and Marie
A. Cook, 31, Toledo.
James Irving Lindquist, 27, and
Evelyn Mae Auker, 21, Rockford,
Rex Erwip Rhine, 26, and Mary
Enid Zendegui, 21, Tampa.
Jerome A. Minion, 24, and
Margie Jessie Burrows, 21, Ona-
mia, Minn.
Donald R. Martin, 21, and Mil-
dred June Welling, 21, Fostoria,
Raymond H. Renner, 21, and
Grace Lenore Jack, 19, Dorches-
ter, Neb.
Phillip C. Parker, 20, and Carol
Pompomio, 20, Peabody, Mass.
CharJes Merrill Murray, 26, and
Mary Jo Trippett, 22, Advance
Raymond McKay, 24, and Bil-
lie Ruth Davis, 21, Tampa.
Edward Majtowich, 21, and Vir-
ginia VanBibber, 21, Monessen,.
Reno Louis Ravaioli, 28, and
Angelino Serrano, 21, Linden,
N. J.
John W. O'Rourke, 28, and
Florence Eileen Best, 23, Tampa.
Arthur Daniel Raunor, 23, and
Marguerite Day, 20. Tampa.
Irwin H. Burdick, 30, and Jean-
nette Isabel Edelman. 29, Detroit.

Gob Traps Girl

By Tattooed Leg
NEW YORK. (CNS) Sailor
Jack White of the U. S. Navy
had $120 in his jeans when he
met a pretty little red-head in a
Times Square bar. One thing
led to another and when White
awoke the next morning in an
East Side hotel he discovered that
he was minus his $120.
That night, prowling morosely
about the midtown area, White
spotted his red-hea again. He
hauled her to the c&.ler, identi-
fied her to police by he tattoo
she wore on her pr ty little
thigh, and had her arr\:ted.

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Weddings, Birth, Divorce

Highlight 588th's Xmas

The 588th SAW Battalion has beenthe scene of much varied activity ,during the
past week. Almost everything has happened, including the arrival of at least one baby,
new marriages, a divorce, Christmas furloughs, 'Christmas parties by the various depart-
ments, and climaxed during last Tuesday's impressive parade by the presentation of the
coveted "Good Conduct" ribbons to 59 men. All this has happened in addition to the
588th's comprehensive training program.
Tuesday afternoon, against the
colorful background of a Florida David Gatten; Cpls. E. F. White versary after this Christmas day,
twilight, Major A. D. Kromann, adore there should be no reason for
new executive officer of the 588th and John Devine; T/5 Isado there o d e no reon for
SAW Battalion, presented the Rubin; Pfc. Lawrence Sample, Bannon; Sgts. Conway, Daniel,
ribbons individually to the men. and Pvt. Charles Gustin. and Marsh; T/5s Layton and
The presentation was performed SCOTT A FATHER Treichel; Cpl. Hagg; and Pvt.
after a well-executed retreat addition to its party of Rosa will be home for Christmas
ceremony. In addition to its party of
The enlisted men decorated Dec. 18, Company C has accom-t just in their dreams
are: polished even more things. S/Sgt. either.
T* Q..-l. + --.A. ehT. ,oNe illin to b inMactive,

Headquarters and Headquar-
ters Company: S/Sgts. Gold-
berg, Gaich, Duke, and Hersh;
Sgts. Johnson, Leon Smith.
Gromet, McKinney, James
Smith, Russell, Morris, Knauff.
Gatten, Mullen, and Valenza:
T/4 Auerbach, Diano, Gillis.
Lynn, Chico, Gentry, Hamlin,
and McGrath.
Company B: S/Sgts. Doxen.
.Frye, and Hansen; Sgts. Gostel,
Foley, D'Angelo, Clopton.
Engle, Fisher, and Freier:
T/4s Edgecomb, McCulloch.
Thaller, Erdman, Getz, Mumaw.
Waarum, and Walter Bell;. Cpls.
Brown, Carter, Verhorn, Con-
ner, Njos, and Minkebige; Pfc.
Company C: Sgts. Monahan
and Adkins; T/4s Ferrell,
Roach, Chorvat, Ackerman,
Settineri, and Batterman; Cpls.
Berthot, Ackman, and Arthur
Next in order of hilarity and
importance were undoubtedly the
Christmas parties put on by Com-
pany C and the Radio Depart-
ment, following the "hard-to-
beat" sample of the IC Depart-
ment the week before.
Company C held its celebration
of the Santa season at Egypt
Temple, Tampa, while the Radio
Department held its festivity at
the American Legion Hall. The
men in the respective depart-
ments organized and arranged
each party. Eats, dancing, en-
tertainment, caroling, and "re-
freshments" were enjoyed by all.
In fact, it is said that in both
cases Saturday night, Dec. 18,
was a night with a real "punch."
Last Tuesday morning Pvt.
Raymond Tennyson came into the
Company A orderly room, un-
shaven and eyes red-rimmed. He
reported that he was now not
only a soldier but a husband. He
had been married the night be-
Men on furlough are: Sgt.


(Continued from Page 1)

Michael Roy, red-haired comed-
ian, was a big hit with his speedy
chatter and endless gags. His
vocalists, Terry Russell and Gene
Jones, know how to put songs
over the way GIs like them. Don
Scott displayed exceptional'abil-
ity with the skins, while Dewey
Reynolds knows his way up and
down a piano keyboard.
Miss Rooney, accompanied by
Juhrman at the piano, wowed the
Joes. Juhrman also scored with
his singing and playing of two of
his own compositions.
Sgt. Henry J. Kolodziej of the
396th Bomb Group, was a suc-
cessful stooge for the Misses
Brady and Hart in a riotous skit
built around a 4-minute fur-
lough. For his work Kolodziej
was given a telephone call to any
place in the United States. He
called his wife at St. Paul, but
she wasn't home.
During the broadcast part of
the show, from 9:30 to 10 p.m.
over the Blue Network, Brig.
Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, Com-
manding General of AWUTC
here, read a tribute from Gen
H. H. Arnold, Commanding Gen-
eral of the AAF, to all AW per-
The br ~dcast was the 398th in
the Coci Cola series. Appropri-
ately, /e evening ended with free
cokes or the audience.

Joun Ocott paced te waiting
room for expectant fathers Tues-
day night, December 22, but
emerged from the traditional or-
deal grinning from ear to ear.
His wife gave birth to a baby
boy. Marriages and Christmas
furloughs will make several men
of Company C happy this year.
Sgt. Minion will always have
Christmas for his wedding anni-.

"Hiya" again, boys and
girls. Didya have a Merry
Christmas? You did? Good
Betty Bergen, that little
blonde sergeant from Minne-
apolis, has a way of putting
her GI-clad foot right into
the middle of things. For a
little while, she has been
dating a man from the Mari-
time (traitor, traitor), and he
had promised to call from
town, t'other evening to make
plans for a big date that
Betty was bushed, 'n' just felt
as .though one more night of
dancing and dining would blow
"Taps" for her. She snuggled
into her GI blankets for a snooze
while waiting. Suddenly the tel-
ephone blasted her right out of
her cot.
"Sergeant Bergren," said the
voice from the orderly room, "a
gentleman is calling you from
town. Will you.come over and
talk to him?"
"Oh, gQlly," yawned Bets, "I
just CAN'T do it, C. Q. I've
been tearing around all week,
and I'm really beat."
"Well, you could TALK to him,
anyway," the "C. Q." suggested.
"Oh, no, I couldn't," Betty re-
plied. If I do, you KNOW he'll
want me to come into town and
go out with him. He's a Mari-
time .officer, and very nice, but
I'm dead duck tonight. Stall him
off, C. Q. Give him a good line,
and he'll eat it up."
"We-ell, I'll see what I can
do," the voice replied doubtfully.
"Only, maybe I should tell you
something. This isn't the C. Q.
THIS is your C. O.!"
It was the night before
Christmas. Those words will
bring back memories of a gala
party for many moons.
The party, which began at
*1:30 a.m. on Christmas morning,
was strictly a "stag" affair.
The girls came dressed in prac-
tically any attire that could be
imagined. The party got off to
a, grand start with Christmas
carols. A WAC photographer
was on hand to get the picture
we have all been waiting to
see-Lt. Porter with HAIR ON
Santa arrived in due time, and
after taking several bows, began
passing out the many gifts under
the tree. When Santa removed
the mask the source of the fem-
inine voice was discovered-none
other than our own Lt. Ward.

evr w g0D n ie ,
the 588th SAW Battalion is now
intensively engaged not only in
its usual training and instruct-
ing duties, but also in plans for
a really gala holiday celebration,
either on the post or off.
Prediction for this week: There
will be several new marriages in
Company C on this coming New
Year's Day.

KPs Pulling

Diaper Duty

KP is no longer Kitchen Po-
lice. It is Kiddies' Playmates!
Two KPs of Kitchen No. 20
were AWOL from pots and pans
Christmas Day. The fugitives
from dishpan hands were Pri-
vates Deminic Guglieylmo and
Nbrman Ramper.
Investigation disclosed the
KPs were not shirking grease
traps, but were actually acting
as nursemaids to tw infants
brought to Christmas dinner by
their sergeant-fathers.
Ramper and Guglieylmo
proved to be just as good
nursemaids as they are KPs.
The babies didn't let out a
whimper while they were in
the soldiers' arms.
But First Sergeant Crause of
the 503d, 2d Reporting Com-
pany, let out more than a
whimper. He screamed objec-
tions to his men being used
to play mama to babies.
"It's strictly un-GI," he ex-



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
bdard. 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 raticninig authority than the
Base Ration Board.

L, M, N. P and Q all expire
Jan. 1.
Stamp R good Dec. 26; S, Jan.
2; T, Jan. 9, and U, Jan. 16. All
expire Jan. 29.

Green D, E and F in book 4
valid through Jan. 20.

Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid
for five pounds through Jan. 15.
Stamp No. 18 valid indefinitely.
Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3
valid indefinitely. Loose stamps
accepted only on mail orders.

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


Prays for 1944 Victory

AIR-WAC CPL. JANIS WEIBEL prays at a Drew Field
chapel for the realization of Gen. Eisenhower's prediction
that the European war would end in 1944. This striking
photograph, considered one of two representative pictures
depicting the WAC Christmastime spirit, has been sent to
Army Air Forces Eastern Flying Command Headquarters,
from where it will be distributed to newspapers all over the

568th Quiz Kids

Preparing Return

Bout With WACs

Convinced that a final test will show the female GI is
not smarter than the male GI, the men of the 568th, still
smarting from the ribbing they've taken since their quiz
team went down to defeat at the hands of an Air-WAC
team, are studying hard to redeem themselves in a pro-
jected return engagement.
Plans are being made to re- there was something to be re-
match the air-WAC wizards and membered. Many of our lads here
the quiz kids of the 568th in a saw their initial southern Christ-
second battle of wits right after mas. The lack of snow was the
the first of the year. Lt. Charles cause of most of the comment.
E. Butler, Special Service officer "Buttercup" Wohler felt most un-
for the 568th, says he is confi- happy because he couldn't go
dent his boys will win. Should sledding.
this happen, a third and deciding DISA & DATA
contest might be necessary. Major Edwin Bartel's Christ-
PILL-ROLLER SCORES mas message to the officers and
Staff Sergeant Paul Schuster, men of the battalion was some-
who used to work as a cor- thing to be remembered ... S/Sgt.
mercial artist and illustrator in Dick Soule back in the station
Toledo, and who now operates hospital again, but happy because
as a pill-roller under Capt. his friends in the WAC Detach-
Freund in Dispensary No. 6, came ment haven't let him be too lone-
through with one of the most ly .. S/Sgt. Partridge of Bat-
beautiful Christmas cards of the talion Headquarters also spent his
season. From the Medics of the holiday in the hospital. Had his
568th to the officers and men of appendix lifted in an emergency
the outfit, it colorfully expressed operation continual cry after
the season's greetings. those physical fitness tests was:

Speaking of greeting cards,
T/5 Clarence Zip of Battalion
Headquarters, ordered his cards
from up north. Mail deliveries
being what they are, Zipp's
cards arrived the day before
Christmas. So it was well into
the holiday itself before he had
finished addressing and mailing
them. He figures now that the
recipients of the cards should
get them by the Fourth of July.
It's okeh, Clarence, we used to
know a whacky painter who al-
ways mailed his Christmas
cards in July. His philosophy
was that everyone sent Christ-
mas cards at Christmas time
and, consequently, few people
remembered a n y particular
card. "When they get my card
in July," he'd say, "they never
forget it."
Pfc. John Meehan postcards
from Brooklyn that Christmas

Ohun, my aching backt!"
Pfc. Arthur Alvarez hit a new
high in mail received as the
Christmas rush rolled on. Al-
ways top mail-receiver, bat-
talion mail clerks considered
assigning a special assistant to
handle his mail exclusively .
Sgt. Alfred Laprade is labeled
"the heart specialist" in the
568th. Holds nightly "advice to
the lovelorn" sessions.
Condolences go to Cpl. Fred
Barnard, who is nursing a bad
arm Pfc. Paul Cotton revealed
hidden talents as a punster at the
gas lectures California-born
GIs making the most of these
chilly Florida days (and nights)
for their chambers of commerce
... .Lt. Weinstock, battalion bond
officer, now has a thermometer
installed in the headquarters of
the outfit as he puts a drive on
for bond sales. P. S.-The tem-
perature is rising!

Carbine Qualifiers Honored

S ...

^v -. P '^

a"- -.

AT A CEREMONY held Saturday afternoon awards were
given to members of Hq. & Hq. Co. of the 501st who had
qualified with the carbine. Here Lt. B. O. Greene Jr.,
adjutant of the 501st, congratulates sharpshooter T/Sgt.
Jerry R. Rooda of the 501st motor pool, while Lt. Henry
Eaton, Hq. Co. commander, looks on. In the background
is seen a portion of the company formation.

501st Qualifies

95 Per Cent Of

Men on Carbine

"Ready on the right ready on the left. ready on
the firing line fire at will!!"
And the "Deadeye Dans" from 501st Sig. AW Regiment
not only "fired at will" they drew a bead square on the
elusive little black bull's-eye, setting a marksmanship rec-
ord that may well be the pride of Drew Field, or the whole
darned Signal Corps for that matter!



Now that Xmas has come and gone in the First Training Battalion, we would like
to point out that those noises you will hear about the 2d of January, are just resolutions-
Let's doff our hats to those tireless workers-the telephone operators. Always on
the job, day and night, we dread what would happen if we didn't have them "plugging"






The figures speak for them- on
selves: A total of 135 men went don R. Bertagnoli, 136; Pvt. Le- m
through the paces with the Car- Roy Blubaugh, 135; Pfc. Herbert-
bine during the past two weeks, W. Brown, 137; Pvt. George P. tic
and when the smoke had cleared, Cogley, 146; T/5 Geglio G. Co- ti
the 501st could boast of one ex- rollo, 146; Pvt. Charles E. Davis, ca
pert (Sgt. Bill Tilley of 1st Re- 152; S/Sgt. Raymond A. Ericson, do
porting Company), 41 sharp- 144; T/5 John Fatkin, 140; Pvt. S/
shooters, and 87 marksmen. Only William J. R. Fearn, 136; Pvt. Cp
six men failed to qualify. Donald W. Felter, 138; T/5 No- an
REAL SHOOTING cola F. Garone, 140; Pfc. Mal- tic
That's better than 95 per cent colm G. Gressman, 151; Pvt. Vin- ve
qualification which is real cent D. Gualtieri, 143; Sgt. Chez m
shooting, brother-real shooting! J. Haehl, 149; Pfc. Louis C.Hoch,
143; Pvt. Burbage Jones, 141; Pvt. fo
Major Samuel Sansweet, exec- Albert H. Letourneau, 159; T/4 yo
utive officer of the 501st, and Lt. Donald B. Lewis, 154; Cpl. An- th
Henry W. Eaton, CO of Hq. & thony LoGrasso, 142; Pvt. Lynn Cc
Hq. Company, were particularly H. Howry, 151; Pfc. Louis A gr
proud of "their boys," especially Lualdi, 136; Cpl. John H. Mc-
the so-called "pencil-pushers" of Gahey, 135; Pvt. Ralph M. Mar- we
Headquarters. tin, 146; Pvt. Anselme R. Ma- f
Here are the scores: yotte, 158; T/Sgt. Robert C. Mil- th
EXPERT ligan, 155; T/5 Frank Nartowicz, M
137; Cpl. Henry E. Petti, 151; T/4
Sgt. William E. Tilley, 175. Fred M. Reeves, 140; S/Sgt. A
SHARPSHOOTER Charles F. Sanders, 145; Pvt. kil
Master Sergeant Anthony J. Kenneth Sarut, 147; Cpl. Albert th,
Cincotta, 174; Sgt. Ray W. Hop- Schoonvan, 145; George M. Thorn, ac
per, 172; Pvt. Everett S. Dubose 146; T/Sgt. Russell D. Tittle, 158; bu
172; Pvt. Clyde V. White, 172; T/4 William L. Trusewicz, 154; Xi
Sgt George A. McClure, 171; Cpl. Pvt. Jim Webb, 146; Pvt. Thomas it
Robert E. McRose, 171; Cpl. Ur- P. Whitley 147; Cpl. Otis R. Wil- thh
mel B. Richardson, 171; Cpl. coxon, 144; S/Sgt. Pasquale De- ho
James C. Killingsworth, 170; T/5 lano, 144; T/4 George J. Hughes ot]
Charles J. Manning, 170; Pvt. 145; Pvt. ssaic Alderstein, 140; it
John P. Wenzel, 169; Pvt. Paul T/Sgt. Victor J. Anderson, 141; jol
B. Oldake, 169; Pvt. Stanley M. Cpl. Frank H. Barr Jr., 157; Pvt. Co
Balanchick, 168; T/Sgt Jerry RJames P. Barton, 149; T/5 James of
Rooda, 168; Sgt. Richard J. Muel- C. Bell Jr., 158; Pt. Harold J- th
ler, 167; T/4 Dale Cornick, 167; Bird, 156; T/4 Guy C. Bradley, th
Cpl. Russell W. Holt, 166; Pvt. 153; T/Sgt. Joseph W. Black, 141;ge
James H. Chase, 160; Pvt. Russel Pvt. James D. Bretall, 138; Pvt.
E. Cutrell, 162; Pvt. Edwalr R. Billy S. Bruce, 137; Pvt. Curtis
Francis, 162; Pvt. Charles WW. Carroll, 151; Pvt. Robert J.
Burtner, 162; T/4 James P. Cri- Carter, 154; Pvt. Albert E.
velli, 160; Cpl. Gene Gelaro,164; Cheeseman, 147; Pfc. Samuel B.
Pvt. John J. Gurgol, 162; Pfc. Damper, 141; S/Sgt. Kenneth C. t
Raymond F. Hulvey, 163; T/4 Dey, 152; S/Sgt. Edward Daub, si
Peter N. Kruimer, 161; Pvt. Rob- 153; Pvt. Ernest Dayka, 146; T/5
ert Kein, 162; Pvt. John J. Otto, James H. Fish, 159; Pfc. Willie
162; F/Sgt. Gilbert H. Peiper, A. Franklin, 1'6; S/Sgt. Edward
161; Pvt. Albert S. Salem, 161; M. Gamble, 153;
S/Sgt. Frank Simonetti, Jr., 162; Technical Sergeant William B. ",
Sgt. Ivy L. Stroupe, 161; T/4 Hoyt Gardner, 142; T/4 John H. Holt,
B. Terry, 163; Sgt. Raymond G. 141; Cpl. Warren K. Hubbard,
Reed, 160; Pvt. Clyde E.Brydges, 139; T/4 John J. Klebacher, 153;
161; S/Sgt. John D. Compson,S/Sgt. Milton Mountain, 140;
163; T/5 Michael S. English, 163; M/Sgt. Cornelius J. O'Shea, 135; s
T/4 Nels A. Hansen, Jr., 164; T/5 Pvt. Thomas L. Pettit, Jr., 148; e
Carmello C. Messina, 160; T/3 Cpl. Howard A. Raddatz, 148;
Vilas S. Miller, 160; F/Sgt. Frank Cpl. Ralph D. Rankin, 143; Pvt.
Bodofsky, 181; T/4 James J. Paul W. Schabarker, 152 T/5
Ingle. 161. Samuel G. Shuttleworth, 141; T/5 it
M Peter A. Sorce, 146; T/5 Law-
MARKSMAN rence E. Stevenson, 135; Pvt. P
Staff Sergeant Houston C. Raymond E. Thornburg, 139; Pvt. t
Floyd, 156; Cpl. Raymond L. Jen- Isadore F. Umbertino, 145; Pvt.
ner, 150; T/Sgt. Ray B. Parker, Francis M. White, 153; Louis B.
153; Sgt. Arthur C. Reddock, Weisman, 151; Cpl. Harold D.
156; Pvt. Robert M. Abee, 140; Harris, 138; F/Sgt. Harold M. th
T/5 Park C. Anderson, 148; Pvt. Reinfeld, 147; Pfc. Dewey Case, foi
Albert E. Baumler, 157; Cpl. Gor- 156; Pfc. Ervin C. Simaneau, 143. Lt

SSanta Visits


0), US.
They are the unsung heroes, as
ir as we are concerned. So, to
gts. Kenner and Butler and
% ts. Maggio, Messerly, Baer and
arwell, we say the best of
.erything for this coming year.
Through rain through snow-
ie tradition of the postal service
as carried out here headed by
)pular Lt. Walter Sweeney, the
ost Office boys did a swell job
handling the Xmas mail. Our
ipreciation to: S/Sgt. Angelo
el Quadro, Sgts. Trumbauer and
ckerman, Cpls. Massa, Skull,
eadrick, Stewart, Frye and
urie and Pfc. Sterner.
Here's a vote of thanks to those
ho arranged the children's
irty for officers of EM at the
W Officers Club, December 23.
hat a thrill the kiddies got
hen they spied Santa Claus
giving up in a jeep. With a
and on the porch and another
ie inside, the height of enjoy-
ent was reached when Santa
filed each child by name and
esented him with a gift, along
ith a stockingful of Xmas
bodies How many had the
me thought we did, "Ah, to be
kid again?"
Sports flash: Basketball time is
Ire. Every company will have
team. If you wish to partici-
te, see your 1st Sgt. now. Re-
ember: Every Friday night, this
Ittalion practices at Rec Hall
o. 3. Come down and let's "get
I the ball," it's guaranteed to
ake a new man of you.
Getting back to commenda-
ons, here's a cheer for "utili-
es," the boys under Lt. McCall
n build anything from a GI
oor knob to a barracks. To
Sgt. Frye, Sgt. Stroupe and
)ls. Simpson, Thomson, Jenkins
:d Yolk, we say: Congratula-
ins to a swell outfit. We are
ery fortunate in- having such
sister craftsmen with us.
We offer as our "pin up" girl
r the week, this charming
ung lady, Mrs. Gertrude Brand,
e wife of Pvt. Oscar Brand,
impany B. This little Mrs. is
and in more ways than one.
ith. an inspiration like that,
we're sure Pvt. Grand will go
r. He's really got something
Our man of the week is S/Sgt.
ithony Collini, mess sergeant of
tchen 23. We didn't believe
e Thanksgiving dinner could
tually have been any better,
.t the boys will tell you that the
nas dinner topped it Perhaps
was the Yuletide decorations,
e atmosphere of good spirit and
liday fun, or, any number of
her things,- but whatever it was,
hit the spot. A mess sergeant's
b is a tough one, but S/Sgt.
illini, in our minds is "a master
mess" we know why they say
e way to a man's heart is
rough his stomach. The ser-
ant sure is a popular man.
Things they should have got
or Xmas.
For barracks 2B-14: Fifty-
ine sets of earphones attached
o the radio so that a certain
older can tune the radio down
s low as possible and then
everyone will be happy.
For Cpl. Kohn: The book,
Why Women Leave Home."
For Cpl. Crowl: The book,
Gambling Does Not Pay."
For Sgt. Stone: Permission to
year suspenders.
For Pfc. Bland: A recording
machine, enabling him to pre-
erve for eternity the amazing
xperienees he relates.
For Sgt. Griffith: The book,
Laughing Boy."
For Pvt. Sams: An opportun-
;y to debate with a Philadel-
hia lawyer.
For Lt. Kennedy: One of
hose "deals."
Lt. Willman: A telephone.
Basic training is the order of
e day at Company A. To date,
ur classes have been completed.
. Hendershot, CO, and Lts.



Bryant, Price and Prentice are
assisted by lst/Sgt. Steel, who in
turn has surrounded himself with
a capable cadre.
Dots and dashes: Mrs. Steel is
now with Jim Lts. Prentice
and Bryant.
Long and short Cpl. Bareis,
"watch the wires go by" Sgt.
Powars lost again-guess what?
S. .the CO has been married
three months-well! Lt. "fix
that uniform" Price superior
rating on AWUTC inspection-
"top it" famous last words,
"when do we move again?"

Officers May

Join Yacht

Club for $2
A special short-term member-
ship to the Clearwater Yacht Club
is available to all commissioned
officers of the armed forces and
their families, according to Col.
Claude D. Collins, (retired) of
the club's military membership
Membership dues are $2 a
month. All officers are invited
to apply for membership and can
look forward to a buffet supper
each Thursday and an informal
dance every Saturday. The bar
opens every day at 5 p.m. -Meals
are served six nights a week.

Officers Frolic

At Clearwater

The Clearwater Library, located
just east of the Service Men's
Lounge, was the scene of Monday
night's gathering of many officers
and their wives for bridge, re-
freshments and fun.
The recreational program at the
library is under the direction of
Samuel G. Dunseath, who invites
all officers and their wives to
join in similar get-together every
Monday night.

2d SAW League

Won Lost Pet.
756th SAW Co. 3 0 1.000
570th SAW Bn. 1 0 1.000
746th SAW Co. 2 1 .666
Hq. Co. 1 2 .333
572d SAW Bn. 0 1 .000
760th SAW Co. 0 3 .000
(Over 20 Points)
Player, Company- Pts.
Stenson, Hq. Co. 55
Schechter, 756th 52
O'Brien, 746th 38
Cantrell, 756th 31
Oschman, 756th 27
Hamburger, Hq. Co. 27
Toomasian, 746th 25
Wridge,- 570th 22
Alexander, 746th 21
Reed, Hq. Co. 21
Forgraves, Hq. Co. 21

503d Unit

Before Xmas

Soldiers of First Reporting
Company of the 503d SAWR
had an early visit from Santa
last Tuesday evening in Rec
Hall No. 2.
Cpl. Allan Conkling, Drew
Field's ever-popular crooning
master of ceremonies was on
deck with his guitar and piano
entertaining, leading company
members, their wives and Air-
WAC friends in carol singing.
It was a very gay and in-
formal affair. The fellows ex-
changed gifts with the girls,
and those two "hoaksters," Cpl.
Kanealy and Sgt. Johnson, as-
sisted Pvt. Phil Defleurs, the
AWUTC sculptor, who stepped
out of character to portray
Santa Claus.
He presented boxes of candy
to the ladies, and cartons of cig-
arettes to gentlemen.
T/Sgt. Friendly was there with
his popular "Sgt. Quiz" program.
He conducted the Quiz, assisted
by M/Sgt. Feldman, who acted
as umpire. The contestants were
divided into three teams-WACs,
officers and enlisted men. The
WACs emerged victorious.
Speaking of parties, Hqs. Com-
pany and Reporting Battalion
held a regular old fashioned
"stag" get-together for the GIs in
BOM No. 2 the same night.
Conkling, assisted by S/Sgt.
Bill Brown, his clarinet and
saxophone and the charming
Shervin Sisters, provided the en-
tertainment. Conkling and Brown
accompanied the Shervin Sisters
in their costume dances, and also
made with novel instrumental ar-
rangements and some close har-
mony vocalizing as well.
Bernice and Rita Shervin were
the only ladies present. They gra-
ciously joined in dancing and
singing with the boys.
Even Lt. Lundy, 1st Sgt.
Thurston and Cpl. Goodlove
took a turn on the floor with
the gals. Nearly every fellow
had a dance with either Rita
or Bernice, who were such
swell sports.
Refreshments were served by
the cooks in BOM No. 2.
Christmas was a big day with
the 503d, especially at dinner
time. Turkey, ham ahd all the
trimmings were served to the
regimental members, and their
feminine guests in messhall No.
20. There was plenty for every-
one. Even Pvt. Irving Rabinowitz
of 2d Reporting Company had all
he wanted to eat.
Through the co-operation of
warrant officer Homer T. Keller
of the 465th AAF Band and Lt.
Lewis E. Schwab, acting 503d
Special Service officer, Christmas
carols were played by an excel-
lent quartet consisting of Sgt.
Raymond S. Garner, Pfc. Thomas
Amico, Pfc. Millort Vernick and
Pfc. Sherman Schube.

Kitchen 25 Wins

Winner of the Best Kitchen
flag for the past week was
Kitchen No. 25, which is in
charge of Lt. Herbert Keenan,
mess officer. Dui-g. recent
weeks Kitchens 20 aiY' 24 have
all but monopolized tTf- cham-
pionship trophy. T



FOUND-Bracelet with Signal Corps
insignia. Found by motorman in
streetcar at 6:60 p.m. on Sunday.
Claim at Tampa Electric office.
FOUND-Harrison Hartssield we don't
know your rank, but we do know
where you can claim your lost bill-
fold. Contact the 3d Detachment at
Plant Park. Ask for the 1st Sgt.

FOUND-Lt Thomas William Cum-
mings, you shouldn't be so careless,
but we'll let it go this time if you
will call 4223 and ask for Mr. Edwards.
He has your billfold.

LOST-Eversnarp pencil. Brown with
gold clip. Lost at hospital. Call Lt.
I. S. Leinbach. Ext. 733. Reward.
LOST-All my money for the furlough
I was about to take. It was in a goat-
skin billfold. Lost at the YMCA on
Dec. 2L Don't worry, fellows, there
will be a reward if I can just get my
billfold back. Hoping! CpL Jules Fal-
leur, Hqs. Det 3d Fighter Com. Ext.
LOST-Oxford brown civilian slippers.
size 91/. I left them in an officer's car.
I work in Kitchen 23 and it gets pretty
tough on the bare feet! If that of-
ficer would contact me before I de-
velop more callouses I think I could
probably still learn to wear shoes
again. Contact T/5 Al Pippmann.

LOST-Blue barracks bag full of laun-
dry. Left in car I hitched a ride with
from Tampa to Drew. Please contact
Cpl. Bob Bacon, ex. 481. My buddies
are tired of loaning me socks.
LOST In Officers latrine B-CO3.
Thursday, Dec. 9 between 10 a.m. and
11 a.m., engraved watch, bearing
name Robert B. Langan. Finder
please notify, Headquarters and Plot-
ting Co.. 569th SAW Bn.

FOUND-Mackinaw coat. Will the sol-
dier who lost it please shiver down
to 714th SAW Co. orderly room and
see Pfc. Benjamin Johnson. He 'is
holding it for you.
LOST Green, Lifetime Parker pen.
Contact Cpl. G. I. Edge. Base Schools
IF the officer who left his little
"Black book" in the officers' sales
section of Base Quartermaster, will see
me he can have it back. He merely
has to give me a few of the local
names in it. I don't hail from New
Jersey so I really can't use the thing.
Pfc. Edwin F. Fultz. 903d Quarter-
FOUND-Billfold, at entrance of" 3d
Fighter Command Hqs., on Dec. 10th.
The GI who can identify it as his
and specify the amount in it, may
collect it from Grimsley Hobbs. Sta-
tion Hospital. % Registrar's Office.
FOUND-Silver identification bracelet
bearing the name Ralph Tordiff. Drop
in at -the Base Special Service Office
and present your dog tags to anyone
on the ECHOES staff if you want it.
LOST-Wallet, containing Drew and
MacDill Officer's family passes.
issued to Mrs. 1uby R. Bond, Com-
missary Card, currency, and valuable
papers. Dropped from car at 8 a.m..
Dec. 20, 'near 9th entrance to Base
- Hqs. Finder please call Drew Ext.
2274 or return to Mrs. Bond at Base
Hqs. Liberal reward.
LOST American Express check for
$10. Lost on Drew Field. Contact Pvt.
Robert Grenewicz, Co. B, 588th
LOST One each John A. Yabroud.
746th SAW Co. please contact me!
Also lost. with him-my watch. If
these two are found please notify
A Lincoln S-3, Communication Dept.
2d Tng. Bn.
FOUND Identification bracelet with
name Bernard Penn engraved. Owner
please call Grace Keene. M5591. -
I POUND 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.
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.
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.
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
WILL the sergeant over at Warehouse
F who put my pen in his pocket by
mistake ea 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 nick it unp PLEASE.

LOST about two weeks ago, a water
and shock-proof watch. REWARD.
Call WAC detachment Ext. 231.
ATTENTION, 396th Bomb Squadron!
Oxygen face piece found. Apply at
ECHOES office.
come to PX No. 10 to collect your lost
garrison hat from Helen Mathis.
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. 2287.

LOST-Jewells Jergess watch, black
band military type. Lost at Co. A,
FOR 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.
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.
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.
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. lst and M. Al papers in it
made out to Walter Rodak. Hqs. and
Plotting Co., 571st SAW Battalion.
If you find it. you'll get'a REWARD.
GREEN and black Parker fountain
pen, lost by CpL Ronald Luth. S-4
Section. AWUTC. Ph. 659. Can't even
spell without it
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

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.
TWO-WHEEL luggage trailer in good
condition. Contact Lt. Wendell E.
Genson. 1st Reporting Co., 569th
WILL pay reasonable price for radio
power transformer with 5-volt and
6.3-volt winding and center-tapped
h.v. winding about 350 volts each side
of center tap. T/5 B. Wolff, 731st

ELECTRIC phonograph. Prefer small
portable model, but have ears for any
offers. Please send price and de-
scription to Pvt. C. E. Shuffield. Hd.
Co. 501st, SAW Bn.
CASH waiting for car in good con-
dition. Write Cpl. A. H. Travat, 509
North W. Harrison Ave., Clearwater.
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.

A GOOD home for thoroughbred, black
and white Angora cat Call Lt. Mc-
Laughlin, Ext. 669.
DRUMMER for the 5th Training Bn.
Orch. Person from any organization
acceptable. Not necessary to have your
own drums. Call *'pl. Gould. Ext. 598.

SOLDIERS' WIVES wanted for short
hour shifts at AWUTC Officers' mess.
Call Lt Dekker Ph R74

1/SGT. EARL K. JONES. 564th SAW MAN experienced in typewriter repair
Bn. your billfold is waiting for you wanted for extra-special job. Write
at the operating room Station Hos- Lt. Courtman. DC, Detachment Medi-
pital. Captain Fitch. cal Dept.

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.
LOST-One ir Corps ring, in latrine
7A-05. If_ .und, return to William
D. Mull, ,Jarracks 7A-06. 576th SAW
Bn., wh-ywill give you a REWARD
for yot7 Christmas fund.
wlwl Y RWR

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. B
Ave. and 1st.

FULLY lined cadet short-coat. Make
me an offer-need the cash! Contact
Pvt. Richard Day, 'Co. C, 1st SAW
Tr. Bn.
1937 FORD convertible sedan. 5 white-
wall tires, radio, heater. Runs smooth-
ly and is in good condition. Call Lt
Hobbs at H-3106 between 9 and 10 a.m.
37 TERRAPLANE, 4-door sedan. Right-
Shand drive. Owner nedds cash, will
take as low as $325. For information
call Sgt. Alverson, Ext. 337.
COMPLETE developing and enlarge-
ment unit with all necessary items.
Buyer's terms. Contact S/Sgt J. G.
Reiner. 572 SAW Bn. Hqs. and Plot.
1940 DODGE sedan, 2-door. New tires,
radio, heater, defrosters. Excellent
condition throughout. Contact Lt. J.
sA. Graffius, 564th SAW Bn. Ext 587.
BABY bassinet, mattress and curity
lining. Excellent condition. Contact
Lt Herbert Hutner, 465 Gulf Blvd.,
Clearwater Beach

RAILROAD ticket from New York
to Tampa on Silver Meteor. Good un-
til Feb. 23. $15. Contact Pvt Joseph
Chwatsky, Mental Hygiene Unit, Ext.

OFFICER, putting on weight, would
like to get rid of some rather tight
clothing. Officer's blouse, size 38, two
shirts (1 green, 1 pink), size 15%,
neck; pair pink trousers. 33-34. Con-
tact Lt E. P. Morock, H-4871. Ext 23.
1940 DELUXE 4-door sedan. Plymouth.
Excellent condition. Radio. heater, new
battery, new r4ngs, new seat covers.
Price $850. Call Major McVaugh. Ext.
1937 PLYMOUTH deluxe sedan. Fine
condition. Motorola radio. Southwind
gas heater. Contact Cpl. Cal Scriber.
Barracks B-2. Station Hospital.
G.E. table model radio, 1942 model.
Good as new. List price $39.95, but
will sell for $20. Contact Cpl.- Cal
Scriber Barracks B-2, Station Hos-
THIS GI bought himself' an Elgin
wrist watch and then received another
for Christmas! Will sell the Elgin for
$30 cash. Contact Sgt. R. E. Bach-
man. Hqs. and Plotting Co. 569th
SAW Bn. "
R.C.A. Victor. portable radio, almost
new. Will sell for $30 cash. Contact
Cpl. S. L. Maust 465th A.A.F. Band.
1941 STUDEBAKER. two-door sedan.
Excellent tires, no dents or scratches.
In good condition. Contact M/Sgt.
Fred M. Haga. Hqs. Sqd.. 488th
Bomb Gr., MacDill Field. or 3708
Spruce St., Tampa.
1936 PONTIAC tudor. A-1 condition.
excellent tires, good motor. Yours for
$300 cash. Contact S/SgL. H. V.
Brunelle, Co. B, 588th SAW Bn.
16 MM Cine Kodak Movie Camera.
F 1/9 lens. Model B. also 16 MM
projector model B. Practically new.
and in excellent condition. Exceed-
ingly less than present or future
prices. Contact Major Haight. Ext.

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 've seen.
Pfc. R. A. Brondage. 588th SAW
Bn.. Co. B.
17-JEWEL Benrus watch, yellow gold
case and band. Very good condition.
Will sell for $27.50. Pic. Robert T.
Jones. Hqs. Co. Plotting Bn., 503d
SAW Regt
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 Davldson 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.

MOTOROLA car radio, practically new.
Custom built.for CHRYSLER product.
Call Lt. Henderson. 840 ext. 53. David
D. Henderson. 1st Lt C. E.. 1873rd
Eng. Avn. Battalion.

GOOD engagement ring, size 6. Almost
new. Price $40 cash. I have a good
personal reason for parting with the
ring, but I ain't a-gonna tell you
what it is. Call or write me at Hotel
Calhoun. 27-372. Bradenton. Florida,
after 5:30. Pfc. Martin A Smith. 571st,
SAW Bn. Company B.
1937 DODGE coupe. New paint job and
tires O.K Super-special running con-
dition. See Lt. Richardson. Building
5 A 24. at East 1st and N Ave.. or call
Tampa H-24144.

WANTED-Soldiers to care for fur-
naces at Service Club in off duty time.
Easy way to earn that extra cash
for holiday fun. Apply Base Special
Service Office or call 2258. Major


Drew Field Echoes

Base Special Service Office
8th & "B"

ONE 16 mm sound projector. Will pay
cash. Contact Sgt. Wm. P. McCown,
569th Hqs. and Plotting Co. or call
residence in Tampa after 5:30 p.m..
"A STITCH in time saves nine" but
what can we WACs do without a sew-
ing machine? Have one for sale? Call
Lt. Porter, Drew Ext. 2231.
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 mooel convertible. (Don't
crowd, girls ) Terms CASH. Call
Cpl. Blakmore, Ph. 454.
TYPEWRITER of any breed, prefer-
ably portable. Will pay anything an
after-Christmas billlold 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. a
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. 8/Sgt. Frank Tribuzio. 595th
Sq., 396th B Gp.
IF you have a membership card for the
St Petersburg Civic Music Association
which you would be wanting to sell.
contact Vita G. Series Hospital Dental

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.

FOUR or five nalf-way decent tires,
attached to a half-way decent car, in
half-way decent running order. Hope it
isn't a gas 'n' erl eater. Might even
pay $100 to $150 for a good deal.
Corporal Caesar Purini. Ward B. sta-
tion hospital.
CANDID camera, preferably 35 mil..
but will pay cash for anything suit-
Sable 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.

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.
VERNON FISHER of Arkansas. if
.you're still at Drew. I'd like to get
in touch with you. Please call M/Sgt
SDarrell Mintz. 594th Bomb Sq., 396th
Bomb Group.
make personal contact with you. How
about writing mne? Cpl. Al Cohen.
729th SAW Co.

ONE-YEAR-OLD male English bull-
dog. pedigreed. Call W-1953 Tampa or
call in person at 3904 Santiago St.
WILL some kind soul donate an elec-
tric stove to the Military Police in
Tampa at Plant Park? We're freez-
ing. actually. You will? Thanks a
million. Lt. Benton O. Dillard. MP
Det. Plant Park. Tampa 6. Florida.
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


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IName .............. ... Org ............... .

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. L M.
Slaughter, Special Service section,
Hqs & Hqs Sq. Third Air Force,
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.

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 LL
Tedford. Ph. 202. or stop in to see it.
ATTENTION, Bachelor officer with
car: If you'd like a single room with
Showers, next to Tampa Yacht Club,
ideal surroundings, call Lt. Dunsmore,
Ext. 275. Car is essential: opportunity
for joining motor pool exists, how-
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 ne\er forget Sgt John D. Natale,
592d Bomb Sq. 396th Bomb Group.


WANT a ride from 307 W. Wilder Ave.,
Tampa, to Drew every day. Working
hours are 8 to 4. Contact Pvt. Leo F.
Thomas. Ext. '390.Drew Field Bus
DESIRE ride for my wife, daily, from
Sligh and Armenia Aves, to Drew
Field. Must be at work at 9 a.m. and
leaves at 6 p.m. Will gladly pay. Sgt
C. Lista, phone 474.
WOULD like to join car pool from St.
Pete. Leave at 7 a.m. return at 5 p.m.
Live on south side and drive a Dodge
sedan. Contact Lt. Brattain, Ext. 849.
RAILROAD ticket from Newark, N. J.,
to Tampa. on Silver Meteor. Good
until Feb. 17. $12. Write via Message
center to Lt. E. G. Stome. Co. B,
553d SAW Bn.
WANTED-Riders from St. Pete to
Drew Field. Leave St. Pete at 6:30
a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Contact
Cpl. Al A. Badin, Ext. 318.
IS there anyone driving from the vi-
cinity around the Bayshore hotel to
Drew daily? If so, and he has room
for one more passenger, LL Roberts
(room 6, 14D11) would be grateful.
Must be out at Drew by 9 a.m. and
return around 6 p.m. Will gladly pay
for transportation.
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 fussyi) 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 or 703.
Major Lynch.
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.
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 am. 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 ear. perhaps. Call Pfc.
C. J. Passapa, Ext. 807.

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396th Bomb Has Gay Holidays




Surprise! Defying litera:
this column should be devoted
what we received; and what
this correspondent will stick to
ignoring the holiday season.
Knowing that everybody of
3a&th Group Headquarters had a
hilarious yet hallowed holiday,
there seems to be no sense in
mentioning that Sgt. Polukewich,
Group Statistics, surpassed his
glorioffs Thanksgiving record in
food consumption; that Pfc. Lam-
brecht, our teletype operator, was
the lucky person to be the com-
plete office force on Christmas
day; that M/Sgt. "Snuffy" Smith,
of Group (Madhouse) Processing,
went insane from quiet solitude;
that all of us received greetings
from Wenatchee, Wash.; or that
Major Berry, Combat Crew in-
spector, searched diligently for
ration points to obtain his Yule-
tide dinner.
After getting this far with-
out "Christmas chatter" I.am
confident that you are not in-
terested in the fact that T/Sgt.
Longo, S-3, is "holidaming" in
San Francisco; that S/Sgt.
Noble, Medics, came back early
from furlough to be with the
boys on Christmas; that we all
miss Major IKoehne, Combat
Crew Inspector, who is con-
valescing in the hospital; that
Set. Hester, S-3, spent his
normal day looking for women;
or that Sgt. Keane, Vnit Sup-
ply, Christmased in the sun,
seeking the body beautiful.
SPOTLIGHT: This week we
salute and thank our Group Mail
Room for efficient service ip get-
ting the abundant greetings and
gifts distributed to all. Thanks,
Lt. Lutsch, Cpl. Weissman, Cpl.
Kleparek ,and Cpl. Masek, and
here's hoping you found time to
enjoy life with the rest of us.
Well, my intentions were good,
but the spirit moved me. I have
written a holiday column after
all, so returning to tradition we
say Happy New Year Drew.

Water-Soaked Rifle Used
By Sergeant to Kill 5 Nips
Walter Schliezman, 25, of New
York, killed five Japs with a
water-soaked rifle and blew up
two others with hand grenades
during the invasion of Makin
Island. He said that his rifle,
an M1, had been under water
while he was wading ashore but
that it worked "just like it had
been freshly cleaned."

ry tradition and realizing that
d exclusively to our activities;
we consumed on Christmas,
o routine reporting, completely

756th Rallies

To Maintain

Clean Record


Getting a stiff scare from
Headquarters Company, the
undefeated 756th SAW Com-
pany had to unleash a furi-
ous onslaught in the second T/5 STARR SGT. WALICKII
half of the feature game of
the 2d SAW Loop play and IMen on'Ball
overcome a 10-point Head-
quarters lead to remain un-For Xm as
defeated with a 54-37 victory. For A
Headquarters sizzled in the first
quarter with a 13-2 lead at the 'The week of "peace on
end of the period. Continuing toear" b t m y a he
stay in front, Headquarters hung earth" brought many a head-
on with a 26-16 half-time margin, ache to the Mysterious Air-
Outside shots began hitting the WAC. With all the boys bet- .
range for 756th at the start of
the third quarter, enabling the ter dressed than usual, and
league leaders to pull out the only five men to choose from a
Headquarters defense. the entire base, the 1Myste-
With an open alley to work the entire ase, te -,st e
through while mixing set shots, rious WAC was more than a
756th began to pepper the back- little confused. Every place
board and swish the net. Over- she looked, a flash of metal,
coming the Headquarters lead in she looked a ash metal,
the third period, 756th was in a clean shave, and all the
front by six points going into the trimmings, met her eye.
final period. Once in front, the The first "super-man" of the
undefeated 756th quintet kept the week is Sgt. John Vori, ot the
scoring pace to take their deci- 594th Bomb Sq. Vori, a 21-year-
sive 54-37 victory, old Chicago boy, has pretty defi- SGT. VORI
Playing their first game in nite ideas on this well-dressed "best-dressed" publicity was not
the loop, both the 570th and business. a new experience to him!
the 572d SA W Battalions "With female personnel on
played good ball, with the 570th the post, a fellow can't afford PICKED BEFORE
eighth dominating their 46-29 to look sloppy!" he said. "Most "I have been picked in prac-
victory. sloppy!" he sait. "ost tically every organization I have
Wridge packed the 570th vic- fellows won't admit that they belonged to as most likely to suc-
tory with 22 points. Heinz was look well for the feminine eye, ceed, because of my press job. It's
the big gun of the 572d play, but it is true. If it were not for so easy to explain. I might say
ith 17 points the fact that we are under the that my home training is respon-
with 17 poi hn Kravetzts the fact that we are under the sible. Mother always taught me
"praying miner," red hot, withe watchful eye of the fairer sex to take care of my clothes. I al-
19-point scoring spree, the 746th constantly, most of us would ways bought my own clothes,
SAW Company trounced the slip now and then in our ap- from the time I was a little fel-
760th SAW Company, 56-11. pearances. Hope this gets some low. Consequently I took good
From the opening tap, 746th results. I've only been on the care of them. It's really easy for a
moved in front and continued to base a short time and sure fellow to look neat-all if takes is
mdrop b ets all evening Rit would like to meet some of our a little time and ambition."
behind Kravetz in points scored soldier sisters!" Keeping in stride with the
was Berlhl, with 14. A brand new, one-day old, ad- spirit of the season, is T/Sgt.
The 760th was limited to five edition to the Base Detachment Domimick Walickii.
goals from the court, with Keller cadets is T/5 Joseph M. Starr, "I don't get it." Walickii stam-
and Karwich each tossing two, from Harrisburg, Pa. Starr told mered. "I just got here and
and Alberto the other basket. the Mysterious WAC that this haven't seen a copy of the

3d Fighter Serves Top Xmas Chow

Here's wishing a Happy New, Year and hoping for a Victorious '44.
That Christmas meal at the Third Fighter Command mess hall was a chowhound's
delight. Lt. Bohannon, his cooks and chefs merit the Detachment's thanks. Have you
noticed that the meals the past few weeks have really been "on the ball?"
And what about the Det. party,
Sgt. Gosselin? Signal had an ex- house for a meal. While they smoking cigarettes' in those fancy
cellent party at our mess hall were in the living room smok holders? What next?
last night. -. .. .. Cold storage operators in Hq.

An appreciative audience of
Upper B-4 men listened atten-
tively while T/Sgt. Dick Wahl
gratefully accepted the gift of
a Christmas tree at 2 a.m.,
Christmas morn.
It's late, but, oh, dear Santa,
can't you do something to per-
mit us to wear either ODs or
khakis during this Florida
.We understand that Mail Or-
derly Art Harding was the sor-
riest guy to see the Christmas
mail rush over.
Oddest but most practical gift
was the live chicken and rooster
mailed to S/Sgt. "Rastus" and
Mrs. Williams. But it was good
eating, we learned.
Poor Sammy Duke. Invited
some chowhounds over to the

ing his cigars ana digesting thme
meal, Sam was in the kitchen,
washing dishes.
Congratulations go to Det.
alumni, Tom Daniels and Paul
Geyer, who recently received
their flight officer's appointments.
Quintana approved the Brass
Rail's floor as a good place to
pass out. But "Lil Joe" Carpe-
nito, a supposed guiding hand for
Quint, just let him repose there
while he wolfed off in a corner.
Wonder where Murray met
that cute blonde he showed the
Base to?
It took the GI laundry, through
a mixup in fatigues, to change
Al Schwab's rating from Sgt.
to T/4.
Going to the dogs, and fast .
Cpl. Clayton Spinning, dropping
five bucks at the St. Pete Kennel
Club. And have you seen him

are Knippers, Willoughby, Sar-
tain, and "Red" Harner in that
"frigid" A-2 Vault.
Up to dog heaven went "Mike,"
the carpenter shop's Doberman.
Mike had been suffering several
incurable maladies and the Base
Vet took care of the details. At
the dispensary, "Medic" is the
new mascot. "Medic" and "Tucky"
are brother and sister.
General Gilkeson furnished
the carpenter shop's menagerie
with two additional squirrels.
Keep your eye on the basket-
ball team. Cai't say the coach,
Lt. Colley, isn't concerned with
the welfare of the players, in
case of injury. Bet that's the
reason he brought that nurse
with him last week. (You sure
can pick 'em!)
Bill "Red" Baker was somewhat
affected by sleepwalking. Climb-

ing over Charlie Taylor, Bill pro-
ceeded to choke Claude Guidry,
until a few pokes in the ribs
brought Bill down to earth.
West Coast basketeers "Moon"
Mullins, Wight, Giorgi and Kal-
inich are sweating out a furlough
plane ride for this spring, when
they hope to leave for the West.
Christmas fireworks came from
Navarro's Pushmobile. And when
the sparks came, you should have
seen Navarro, Staiger, Cedrone
and Oehme flying out the doors
on the double.
It was Happy Birthday for Don
"Snuffy Smith" Feay last Thurs-
day. Don now measures 23 years.
Big game hunting in Upper
B-1 nightly. Right after "lights
out" the cricket cadence starts.
With the aid of matches, Sgt.
Joe Hresko and Cpl. Stan Du-.
bowski commence their cricket
hunts. Score to date, two



uECHOES yet. wnats the deal?"
After a brief explanation of the
best dressed contest, Walickii
looked even more confused.
"But I always look like this,"
he said. "I simply have to look
OK to be comfortable. I can't
see anything difficult in being
neatly dressed and shined. I'd
feel I was letting the good old
U. S. uniform down if I didn't
take an interest in it and keep
it looking nice. Besides I want
my 17-month-old son to be
proud of his father."
SWalickii is from Carbondale,
Pa., and has been in the service
almost five years.
At the 576th Hqs. and Plotting
Co. the first sergeant was out-
standing for the most well-
groomed of his outfit. Nice ex-
amrnle for the boys, Sgt. Brown-
"It takes a little time and en-
ergy, but it's just like brushing
your teeth or getting up in the
morning, something you do with-
out thinking," he said. "I guess
you expect me to say something
about setting an example for the
outfit?. Well, I can't, because
these men don't require examples
-they're strictly on the ball down
The 2d Training Hqs. boasts
Pvt. Baymon Saunders from
Wayne. Va. Saunders, who is 19,
is the pride of his outfit.
"It's second nature to me to be
well dressed," Saunders 'said
modestly. "In civil life I was sec-
retPry to a very important man,
and I was expected to look well
pre-sed. Now, I am secretary to
Col. Kunz. and I feel that with
such a position I owe it to myself
and my uniform to look my best
at all times!"

,'IU ly Prospect Whacks
M-le Air WAC Recruiter

Personally, this writer thinks DENVER, Colo.-(CNS)-F/Sgt.
that the cookies and fudge from Robert E. Payne walked up to a
Adalaide Caraballo and Mary pretty girl on a street corner
Agnes Newbrand, our AG secre- here, tipped his hat and said:
taries, rated "excellent." "Pardon me, miss." That's as far
But the Message Center mistle- as he got. The girl t ued around
toe failed to catch WAC Lance, and whacked him. \he didn't
our daily Third Air Force visitor, know he was a memb- of the
Kitty Sweat escaped, too. Air WAC recruiting tea here.




AW Plays Cadets Jan.

Game at Rec. Hall No. 3,

Fliers Reported Strong

Drew Field's unbeaten AWUTC varsity basketball team
will meet the strong Tampa Cadet quintet Saturday night
at Rec Hall No. 3 in a big New Year's Day game. The game
will start at 8 p.m.
Rested after a holiday layoff, in nwiL--an

the Signal corps basketeers look
forward keenly to a big 'eason
and hope to emulate their brother
soldiers on the AWUTC football
team, which went through the
season untied and undefeated.
But they will have more than
usual competition in the Tampa
Cadets, who are in the Tampa
City League and who have made
a good showing so far. However,
with the AWUTC array of former
professional and college stars, the
Drew gang should not have too
much trouble.
They will be bolstered by the
return of Lt. Vincent Lusardi,
former college basketball and
professional football star. He is
an aggressive player, an uncanny
shot and a fine playmaker.
The AWUTC team is-still a
bit jittery over its performance
against the 396th 10 days ago.
It was a game taken at the last
minute and the boys thought
they were up against a team
looking for a little practice. But
the 396th had a basketball team
in capital letters. It was an
all-officer team, paced by Lt.
Philpot, a former West Point
star, andLt. Witty, former cap-
tain of the NYU five. But the
AWUTC outfit buckled down
and came through with a 52 to
47 win.
Right now Lt. John (the 'at)
Fowler is high point man, but he
is closely followed by Cpl. Sol.
Schechter, (coach), Lt. Aldo
Molinari, Pvt. John (Leaning
Tower of Pisa) Toomasian and
Pvt. Bill O'Brien.
This reporter has recently been
in receipt of a letter from O'Brien's
father, who lives in The Bronx,
N. Y., telling about his son. It
seems that Bill set some scoring
records in New York high school
league competition which will
take a long time to beat.
In a national Catholic tourna-
ment at Chicago Bill won the
"most valuable player award,"
and in league play in New York
city he scored 301 points-an all-
time record. (Tampa Cadets,
please notice.) Bill also played
varsity at Manhattan U.
Other member of this all-
star outfit include players who
can go out and get those points
when the heat is on. In Pvt.
Dick Underorfel, Pfc. Alan
Cantrell, Lt. Walter Hartun,
Pfc. Robert Alexander, Cpl.
Frank Stahl and Lt. Ed Erland-
son the AWUTC has a basket-
ball team which can probably
hold its own with any service
club in the country.
It is difficult for Schechter to
pick a starting lineup, because
each man is about on a par with
the other. This, of course, makes
it pretty tough for the opposition
and pretty swell for us.
On Saturday night it is hoped
that a good crowd will show up,
because soldier basketball fans
will have to go a long way to see
the type of basketball played
on this field.
Other games scheduled are
against the 588th on January 6
and a tentative game with the
Maritime Service from St. Peters-
burg on January 13. A complete
schedule is being worked out by
the Special Service Department of

Only Letters Unite Soldier
And Wife 300 Yards Apart
-Although Sgt. Russell E. Harris
and his WAC corporal wife are
quartered only 300 yards apart,
they write e1tters to each other
three timesA week. "We have
very littlR time together," ex-
plains th sergeant.


Nips Cadets.

By 32-15
Towering Andy Duncan
and his Base Detachment out-
fit spanked the Cadet A
quintet soundly, to the tune
of 32-15, in a non-league tilt
played under the lights on
the outdoor court at the offi-
cers area.
Getting off to a fast start, the
Base Detachment quintet held a
10-2 first-quarter lead. Scoring
was rationed in the second period,
a the Cadets failed to score and
the detachment tossed but four
Picking up the scoring fever
in the third period, Duncan's men
held a 24-7 margin going into the
last quarter. The Cadets broke
even with the detachment scoring
in th- last quarter, but the 17-
point margin separating the two
quintets at the gun was too much
for the A aggregation to over-
Duncan, in the pivot slot, paced
all scoring of the evening with
17 points. In addition to his
eagle-eyed hoop spinning, the
lanky ex-Kentucky University
basketeer plays a bang-up floor
game in sparking the play of his
Waley, with eight points result-
ing from four of the six goals
allowed the Cadet cagers, paced
the A quintet's scoring.
The box score:
fg. n. tp. fe. fn. tp.
Chihiusky.f 3 0 6 Wernerf 0 1
Byrne.j 2 0 4 Folger.f 1 0 2
Duncan,. 8 1 1 Whaleyc 4 0 8
Reed g 0 0 Shopley,g 0 0 0
Howell.g 2 0 1 Hendersong 0 0 0
Herbert.g 0 1 ]i ralner.r 0 0 0
Ulibarri,g 0 0 Sos.f 0 0 0
Shepprd,ft 0 0 0
Watfson,c 1 2 4
Mellesg 0 0 0
Lane.g 0 0 0
Boersomag 0 0
15 2 32 6 3 15

Officer Releases Bombs
By Hand in Freezing Cold
ENGLAND.-(CNS)-When the
bomb release -mechanism on a
Flying Fortress froze, Lt. William
F. Piekarski, 20, of Lowell, Mass.,
left his precision bombsight in
order to pry out the bombs with
a screw driver from the bomb
bay where the temperature was
about 50 degrees below zero.
To release the bombs Lt. Pie-
karski had to lean across the
open bomb bay doors while hold-
ing on with one hand. He sighted
his target with his naked eye.
An icy gale lashed across his face
and he was groggy from lack of
oxygen, but another crew mem-
ber tossed him an oxygen "bub-
ble" just in time to keep him
from collapsing.

Answers to
Answers to Bob Hawk's Yank-
1. A little face. One set of
small, plain surfaces of a dia-
mond or other precious stone.
2. Yes. Damsons are plums.
3. Baby's Breath.
4. It uses more coming down.
The counter balance weighs 40
per cent more than the car.
5. It turns it green.
6. The head.
7. As "the moss-covered
8. The ship is eased into the
water heavy end down first; in
sideways launching the whole
ship is lurched into the water
with a resulting hard jar to the
body of the ship.
9. Three. All except duck,
which is all dark meat.
10. Schools.

Sports Jamboree Shots,

BASKETBALL????? The men from Mars are the undefeated
AW Varsity Basketeers ... the girls are the Drew Air-WAC
basketeers who challenged the high-flying cagers with the
provision that the varsity wear boxing gloves, football shoul-
der pads and gas masks! Sgt. Harry D. Johnson,-end-man
extreme right, and Cpl. Sol Schechter, top row extreme left,
were rival mentors. Johnson's WACs were a polished outfit.


SCRIMMAGE as an Air-WAC and an AW basketeer fight
for possession of the ball. Playing with all his compulsory
game equipment, the AW cager is weighed down to the
floor. Showing how easy the AW aggregation was to beat,
is the fact that the Air-WAC has not even a hair on her
collar. And we thought Cpl. Schechter had a basketball

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MUTT AND JEFF square off in the ring. Part of the AW
Sports Jamboree, Sgt. Harry D. Johnson's stablemates put
on a clowning exhibition of "I'll moider da bum!"


That red, white and blue-clad
quintet from the Headquarters
Detachment 3d Fighter Command
picked up some points in the fine
art of basketball chucking from
Tampa high school foes during
the past couple of weeks. The
lessons cost them one defeat and
one tie in three practice outings.
In their curtain-raiser against
Jefferson High, Coach Lt. Arthur
Colley's service swishers chalked
up a 50-34 victory. Guard Frank
"Moon" Mullins and Forward Jim
Wight shared scoring spotlight
with nine points each.
The Fighters ran afoul of a fast-

breaking bunch of preps from
Hillsborough High in their second
clash. When the smoke cleared
they found themselves on the
short end of a 34-22 count.
It took a free throw by Lanky
Ed Sitarz in the fading seconds
of the last quarter to give the
Army quint a 46-46 draw in a
rematch with Jefferson High in
the third appearance on the hard-
William (Rebel) Rupp, Jr., cap-
tain of the 1942 Michigan State
football team, now is in an in-
fantry training regiment at Fort
Benning, Ga.




Officiating in the various
basketball leagues on the
Base has meant a lot to the
progress of the loops. No of-
ficial can please both teams.
It's all in the ball game to
have an argument now and
then, but with experienced
officials handling the games,
both teams have the advan-
tage of an impartial whistle
On the outdoor courts, the Base
Detachment teams have Cpl. Car-
men 0. Fognano calling the
games. "Foggy" has the bulk
behind his decisions which adds
to his ability to keep a game
running smoothly. Cpl. Tom Mc-
Granary officiates most of the
AW varsity games along with the
2d SAW League play.
On the topic of Base basket-
ball referees, Cpl. Sol Schech-
ter, the playing coach of the
AW varsity, has been offici-
ating games in town. Schechter
was formerly president of the
West Chester (N. Y.) County
Board of the National Board
of Approved Basketball Offi-
cials. While playing with the
756th SAW Company in the 2d
SAW League, Schechter has
been accused by the Headquar-
ters Company quintet of offici-
ating while he plays. (Note:
Hqs. was defeated by 756th,
54-37, after leading 26-16 at
half time.)
Lieutenant John Fowler,
mighty mite of the AW varsity
cagers, was held scoreless by
the Drew Air-WACs face
guarding by a Air-WAC would
keep the most immune bachelor
from keeping his eye on the
Pro football to Army bugler
C. Cpl. Buster Mott, coach of
the AWUTC football squad the
past season, doubles in brass .
for shrill trumpet jive see Mott
at Rec Hall No. 3. A time out
in h cage game at the Rec hall
gave Mott an opening to hot lip
"Stars and Stripes Forever."
Heard the ol' chatter pertaining
to baseball and the shortage of
bigtime players to carry on .
it all reminds us of "there'll al-
ways be an England!' .
wherever there is an open field
behind the firehouse there'll be
kiddoes playing ball. Baseball
will and must click! Sure, you
can't play ball without men at
home, but there still remain ball
players with a few more trips
around the basepaths left in their
underpinnings. (Look at Nagurski
coming back to the Bears and Pro
football pounding.)
Names that have left the box
score, and now appear on roll
calls, are "in here" pitching to
get back on the diamond again
many an athlete's fame
has been cut short, and in the
way of all sports aroma, the
spikes are hung up leaving
the grand ol' man and his co-
horts minus star athletes.
Remembering an athletic di-
rector who kept pounding,
"Give me the guy that says,
'I'll try' not the guy who
says 'I can't' ".. pass that at-
titude along to the home front
sports promoters who cry and
moan over their troubles.
Johnny Nee, veteran talent
scout for the Yankees, is banking
heavily upon Army ball players
for future supply lines of the big
time. A lot of Army men have
been recommended to talent
scouts. Drew Field has one of
these promising diamond stars.
Cpl. Francis X. Staub, stationed
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 for a tryout
after the war.
DeWitt read in the "Sporting
News" about Staub's winning 14
out of 16 games he pitched last
season against Florida service and
civilian teams. The "Sporting
News" is on the ECHOES mailing
list the extract concerning
Staub may have been taken from
the ECHOES sports pages .




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A GROUP OF AMERICAN TROOPS look over what remains of a Jap seaplane that was being repaired by the
enemy when Yank forces struck quickly at Makin Island. After it had been riddled by American fighters,
Jap troops used it as a machine gun nest. Invading U. S. forces turned their guns on it and wiped out the
occuDants in short order. This is an official U. S. Coast Guard photo. (Internationaly


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THE GRAVES of fellow soldiers who lost their lives in battle in the background, a group of Gen. Mark Clark's
Fifth Army troops in Italy pause in their work to attend a Sunday religious service. These men are assigned
to care for the graves. Conducting the service is Capt. C. A. Lenne of Fredericksburg, Tex. (International)

FIELD MARSHAL Von Runstedt, commanding German forces In the west,
is pictured as he recently Inspected Nazi fortifications against the -im-
pending Allied invasion of Europe-perhaps in the area where Allied
bombers have hit Nazi rocket-gun emplacements. (International)


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WHEN THE CREW of a B-24 was forced down in the New Guinea jungles, they used American ingenuity to send
information to a rescuing plane. In the left photo they signal in code that they're proceeding to a settlement.
A later photo (center) shows them starting to form a Jolly Roger, their identification sign, and make de-
Inands for two necessities-coffee and cigarettes. The Jolly Roger sign is completed (right) and the time
they want to be picked up is shown in code. (International)
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information to'~ a ecigpae nte etpoote inlincd htte'epoceigt etee

prospective groom, Seaman William D. Copeland, are about to enter the
marriage license bureau in Boston. After Eileen's parents had given her
permission to marry, the under-age girl obtained a waive from Suffolk
Court to go ahead with the wedding plans. ('ernational)


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