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BIG


LEAGUE


STARS


HERE THURSDAY


VOL. 2, NO. 44 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944


LOUIS


BAD LUCK for Drew Field prowlers is Duke, big, vicious
Doberman Pinscher. He is one of four sentry dogs that has
been assigned to assist MPs on guard duty.


4 Sentry Dogs


To Assist MPs

Horse meat seen by soldiers being unloaded on Drew
Field this week is strictly for dog consumption-not a mess-
hall featire-despite rumors.
Spiking a rumor that horse work a six-hour night shift. When
meat had been added to the sol- one dog finishes his detail, an-
dier's menu, Major Fredrick B. other replaces him.'
Thompson, Base veterinarian, an- The four-legged GI Joes are
nounced that war dogs on Drew immunized and each has his own
Field were responsible for the service record. When they move
-atrineograms. from one camp to another,,or to a
SST MPs field of operation, they travel on
SiT Ms direct orders from the War De-
The sentry dogs are kenneled apartment.
in the west area, and their ra-
tions will consist of dog meal
and pony meat. The dogs, four Three On Sranta
in all-two doberman pinscher
one boxer and one dane-are S fy Skep
being used to assist MPs on guard ats Skept
duty.
Each dog carries a monicker, Hollywood gained a new
namely: Duke, Dirk, Tuffy and friend Christmas when Pvt.
Dane. Aloysius J. "Lover" Poland
The sentry-trained animals are attended three shows-all for
under the personal care of Pvt. free.
Anthony Di Lucci of the 828th "Lover" Poland was known
Guard Squadron. Di Lucci spent among his Signal Headquarters
eight weeks learning their care Company, 3d FC buddies as a
at the school for Army dogs at Hollywood hater.
Fort Robinson, Neb. While there When it was announced that
he trained dogs under the super- shows would be free on the
vision of instructors. His job now Base Christmas, the acknowl-
is to familiarize other Military edged "wolf" pricked up his
Police with the dogs-and vice ears.
versa. "Hmmm.' Free. Hmmm." he
mumbled.
ON 6-HOUR SHIFTS mumbled.
ON 6-HOUR SHIFTS Christmas found him racing
Among other duties, the vi- from theater to theater in an
cious beasts will accompany effort to make all shows.
guards stationed at secluded out- "Not bad. Not bad," he said
posts. A word from their mas- following the 9 p.m. show,
ter, and the highly-trained dogs Friends allege he's counting
will attack anyone trespassing in on the next Christmas.
a challenging area. They will


TO


BOX


World's Champ


To Swing Punches


In Bout Tuesday

Sgt. Joe Louis Barrow, whose fistic dynamite rocketed
him to the top of the heavyweight heap in 1937, will be
the piece de resistance here January 11, when he leads a
troupe of nationally-known Negro boxers onto the base for
an exhibition program.
Lieutenant Charles W. Lyons,
Base physical training officer, an- '.
nounced the Brown Bomber and I r-
his supporting cast will appear
at 8 p.m. at the Bandshell if H "
weather permits. Should the i
weather be inclement, the sho\ I
will be staged in the Base Gm-. ..
nasium. '. -Ai *
iSS w s: ^sf' S .Ar^fci. 6k


Appearing with the heavy-
weight king will be Cpl. Walker
Smith, better known as Sugar
Ray Robinson when he was cul-
ting, a wide swathe through
welterweight ranks last year:
Pvt. George Wilson, who held
the world's title as Jackie
Wilson, and Sgt. George Nichol-
son, the durable heavyweight
who for years served as Louis'
partner before Joe entered Ihe
SArmy.
A portable boxing ring will be
erected on the Bandshell and
everyone attending the exhibi-
tion is assured a. good seat.
Louis will start the ball rolling
with a brief talk on physical fit-
ness after which Drew mittrmen
will tangle in preliminary bouts
Smith, who chalked up more
than 150 straight wins before
being beaten by Joltin' Jake
LaMotta, will box Wilson in the
semi-final with'Louis swapping
punches with Nicholson in the
feature bout.
The Louis-Smith Wilson-
Nicholson troupe is heading into
the home stretch of a tour which
brought them before GI audiences
throughout the country. More
than 600,000 soldiers are estimated
to have seen the boxers. Their
jaunt will end this month, after
which Louis is slated to go over-
seas to entertain service men.

MAIL RUSH

CLEARS UP
Santa Claus should be making
his last Christmas deliveries to
GIs here by the end of the week,
according to Capt. W. J. Janda,
Drew Field Area postal officer.
The captain said the jam of
parcel post packages was just
about broken and that all gifts
for Drew Field personnel that
have been delayed, particularly
at Jacksonville, should be on the
Base by Saturday.
Meanwhile, soldiers were having
a post-season Christmas, as al-
most every mail call brought
packages from home-gifts that
were posted as early as Decem-
ber 10.
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.


JOE LOUIS


PX WRAPS

'CARLOADS'
Drew Field officers and en-
listed men went for the PX's
super service of free Christmas
present wrapping, mailing and in-
surance in a colossal way.
Captain Donald S. Evans, PX
officer, announced yesterday that
approximately 12,000 packages
were wrapped, mailed and in-
sured by the PX Wrapping Cen-
ter from November 1 to Christ-
mas Day.
A special force of 16 girls was
used exclusively for the Christ-
mas service. Captain Evans esti-
mated that many additional thou-
sands of packages would have
been handled if PXs had the
merchandise. But PXs, like regu-
lar civilian merchandising out-
lets, had limited supplies.

Baby Makes

'44 Deadline
Baby Boy Meyers, first child
born at the station hospital in
1944, saw the first day of the New
Year with only 31 minutes to
spare.
The infant was born January 1
at 11:29 p.m. to T/Sgt. and Mrs.
Cecil E. Meyers, and weighed
seven pounds, six ounces. Mrs.
Meyers was attended by Lt. John
E. Thomas, medical officer, who
announced that mother and child
were doing nicely.


JOE


HERE



Rip Sewell


Heads Giant


Quiz Show
S (Question Blank on Page 7)
Truett "Rip" Sewell, whose
famous "blooper" pitch
brought 21 wins to the Pitts-
burgh Pirates last season,
headlines a big, all-star show
of baseball celebrities at the
Bandshell at 7 p.m. next
Thursday.
Sewell, other baseball stars,
umpires and "Colonel" Bob New-
hall famed for his sports broad-
casts, will master-mind a sports
quiz, which will be based on
questions submitted by Drew
Field personnel.
The giant show is the first in
an extended series of recrea-
tional programs to be brought
here by the ....
ECHOES For-
urn. Recently
formed T he
ECHOES For-
um will strive
to line up per-
sons promi-
nent in sports
entertainment
science, jour-
,nalism, relig-
ion and other
fields and,
bring then
here for the DERRINGER
enjoyment of Drew Field offi-
cers, GIs and Air-WACS.
The ECHOES Forum director
urges all officers, enlisted men
and Air-WACs to submit ques-
tions to the ECHOES office in
time for the big baseball show.
Your question may stump the
experts.
BOARD OF EXPERTS
Questions submitted by soldiers
and Air-WACs will be fired by
Newhall at the board of experts,
which will include Paul Waner,
Paul Derringer, Johnny Cooney,
Butch Henline, Al Lopez, and
Sgt. Vito Tamulis of Drew Field.
Big Bill Klein, dean of National
League umpires, will arbitrate
the quiz show,
"thumbing" out
contestants who
miss the sol-
Sdiers' questions
and signaling
"safe" for the
expert s who
answer your
queries.
S For five years
d one of the Na-
tional League's
most consist-
ent winners,
Sewell reached
S the peak of his
TAMULIS mound career
last season with the development
of the pitch variously called the
"blooper ball," "ephus pitch,"
"rainbow" and "dipsy-dew" de-
livery.
30 FEET IN AIR
Released from the fingertips,
Sewell's brain-child reaches a
height of 25 to 30 feet before.
dropping across the plate. Sand-
wiched with Sewell's fine asssort-
ment of curves, fast balls and
sinkers, the "blooper ball" had
National League batters fanning
the breeze.
Lopez, one of the shrewdest
catchers in the major leagues, was
behind the plate in most of
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Rangi


'Capable'


BIG LEAGUE STARS

HERE NEXT THURSDAY


(Continued from Page 1)
Sewells' victories. A winter resi-
dent of Tampa, Lopez is credited
with being a fine handler of
young pitchers.
Tamulis, whose major league
career led him to southpaw
mound berths with the Yankees
and the Brooklyn Bums, is now a
member of the
station hospital
detachment.
Waner had a
good year with
the Dodgers
last season, hit-
ting .318 after
being sent to.
the Fla bush
Flock by the
Boston Braves.
Der ringe r,
traded to the
Reds, has- been
one of the Na-
WANER tional Loop's
ranking hurlers since 1940.
Cooney, another Dodger, made
big league history two years ago
by challerfng the leaders in the
National league swat chase at the
age of 40.
Henline, one of the best golfers
in the baseball set, umpires in.the
International League.
One of radio's top sports ana-
lysts, Newhall-conducted broad-
casts over Cincinnati's StationI
WLW, as well as the National
Broadcasting Company, and the
Yankee Network.
He served 20 years as snorts


HENLINE NEWHALL


RIP SEWELL
editor of the Cincinnati Com-
mercial-Tribune before entering
the radio. He was a captain in
the Air Service during World War
I and now holds a lieutenant
colonelcy in the Reserve..
Before the regular quiz show
starts, "Colonel Bob" will spin
a little-known yarn of near-
rebellion in. France after the
World War I Armistice and how
Col. Waite Johnson's all-em-
bracing sports program relieved
the pressure on more than
2000,000 troops who wanted to
go home.
During his chat he will stress
the importance of well-rounded
physical fitness program to the
training and morale of our fight-
ing machine.
Watch the ECHOES for the
next big entertainment feature to
be brought to you by the
ECHOES Forum.


DALE MABRY OFFICER

PLEASED BY DREW'S

MILITARY COURTESY
By TECH SGT. JACK E. WARFEL
DALE MABRY FIELD, Jan. 6 A major who has
been assigned to Dale Mabry Field for more than a year
returned this week from a short stop at Drew field.
He remarked that of the many things thaB had im-
pressed him during his visit there, the thing that had
impressed him most was this: Every time he passed a
young officer, he received a smartly-executed salute and the
greeting, "Good evening, sir!" uttered with a crisp, brisk
air.
"It was as downright refresh- putedly judged by their hand-
ing as an ocean breeze," the shake. In military life few things
Major reflected, are more indicative of a soldier's
When asked why such c nduct mental state, morale or well-
When asked why such conduct being than his salute. Military
-was impressive he pointed out being than his salute. Military
thwas impressive he ponteward outi- discipline, military courtesy, cus-
hat such was te ous pride witin toms of the service are essentials
dence of an obvious pride within of the magnificent spirit that has
the men and of their high morale. long been symbolic of the Air
How true! rnsr


There's something about
properly-executed salutes given
with spontaneity, snap and sin-
cerity that gives parties of the
exchange a mental pick-up.
Such a salute stamps itself as
an individual greeting, not a
routine obligation.
Nothing is quite so depressing
as receipt of a salute from one
who looks as though the action
irritated him. Few things leave
one feeling more dispirited than
a returned salute from a man
who fails to even look one in the
face but continues his preoccupied
way, sliding the salute, so to
speak, off into thin air as much
for the benefit of the surrounding
shrubs presumably as for the one
his salute is intended to recognize.
Saluting with a pipe, cigar, or
cigarette in the mouth or right
hand is as gross a blunder as
attempting to converse through a
mouthful of cole slaw.
In civilian life men are re-


President's

Wife, Drew

Man Agree
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
may have rubbed noses with
the famous New Zealand
guide Rangi, but Pvt. Phillip
Cash of Drew Field's Quar-
termaster office has twice
escorted the Maori woman to


native feasts and knows her
well enough to be the re-
cipient of her picture, in-
scribed, "To my mar."
Private Cash came to this coun-
try from New Zealand in 1941,
to complete a business transac-
tion. Before the termination of
his visa, America was plunged
into war. Through his own ef-
forts he was inducted in the Army
with the stipulation that he re-
tain his British citizenship.
FORMER EXECUTIVE
Cash, 31, was born in London
and went to New Zealand in 1939,
as production manager for the
Dominion Manufacturing Coin-
pany. During the following 18
months he spent much of his
time at Rotorua, north island
home of Princess Rangi.
Cash met the Maori guide
while on a sight-seeing tour of
the island's geysers and hot
springs. The tour was under
the personal direction of Ran-
gi, whose knowledge of native
folklore and customs has won
for her a wide following and
comfortable living from tour-
ists.
An invitation from the quaintly
clad Rangi to partake of a hika
(native feast) was accepted by
Cash, and he so thoroughly en-
joyed Maori chow and customs
that Rangi christened him "my
man."
DECOROUS WOMAN
"This Maori woman is not an
ordinary person," Cash said. "She
is intelligent, well-read and has
a peculiar facility for organiza-
tion. She speaks excellent Eng-
lish and as a hostess could show
Londoners a thing or two. You're
not in her company long before
you realize that she is certainly
the ruler of the roost."
Cash was quite explicit in
explaining about New Zealand
nose-rubbing or nose-pressing.
He said: "The early American
Indians .greeted each other by
saying 'ugh,' the English-speak-
ing race say, 'good morning' or
'hello.' Well, in New Zealand
they press noses. It's as simple
as that."

Expectant Father
Acts Part


ST. LOUIS.-(CNS)-Cpl. Phil
Pine, who plays an expectant
father in the show, "The Army
Play By Play," acted with un-
accustomed realism the other
night. Between the acts he was
informed that he had just be-
come a real life father.


'Boss' of the Island


SHE RUBBED noses with Mrs. Roosevelt.


Atlantic Island AW Unit

Alert, Ready for Battle
The following story was told to A-2, AWUTC, by Lt.
Edward H. Dann, who recently returned from duty with an
outfit on a small island in the Atlantic:
It is hard to keep on your toes when you really don't
think anything will happen; but if you once get a scare, it
is relatively easy thereafter. We got that scare!
We had a lonely Aircraft Warn-
ing site on a small isolated island information, the Aircraft Warn-
in the Atlantic. Nothing ever ing equipment was kept going.
happened. Life was dull. Noth-
ing ever would happen-we GOOD TARGET
thought. At about 50 miles range we
TROUBLE BEGINS got a whale of a target, and
over the horizon we could see
Our trouble started when one a lot of smoke. All hell tore
of our own planes accidentally loose in the camp when through
dropped a 100-pound bomb on us. the binoculars we counted 18
Most of us were watching the landing barges.
plane as it flew fairly low over
us. Planes often flew like this We all knew that the only
over our camp-but they never place to land was our beach.
dropped bombs before! Some of It was simple. The communi-
the fellows hit the dirt where cations were sabotaged, the
they stood. Some ran to fox-
holes, and others were just too smoke was battleships and
amazed to think that such a troopships, the target was
thingcouldreally happen, so they bombers, and the landing
didn't do a thing, barges were the real thing.
The bomb hit and exploded. We knew that this was it and
The bomb hit and exploded. we were ready!
It burst into two pieces which The 50 calls, some of which
landed three or four feet apart, had never been fired before,
Only then did we learn that it were given a few short bursts.
was a practice bomb filled with Runners were dispatched to
water, but it was the big talk spread the news. Everyone was
for a couple of days. It put a in position and ready.
new spring in our step and new
life in the camp-the site We surely were ready, all right.
where nothing was ever sup- We were the only ones on the
posed to happen. It made us island who were. We were ready
keep our eyes and ears open for for two hours when the runner
anything else which might hap- came back-walking. His report
pen-and did happen. was: the telephone lines had
It didn't seem like much when been cut by a mechanical ditch
one telephone line went out. It digger; the bombers were, as
had happened before, but when usual, friendly; the smoke was a
someone from the road. in the convoy; and the barges were
woods yelled at the top of his making a trial run.
lungs, "One hundred enemy We are still trying to find the
bombers are over New York city" guy who yelled about New York
things took-on a different light. city!
We would be next! To check
the information, we called the Kitchen 20 W ins
Information Center that last W
phone went out before the call
was through. We were on edge, Winner of this week's AWUTC
for runner was the only other "Best Kitchen" flag was Kitcher
means of communication. Runner No. 20. Lt. C. J. Burley is mess
service was far too slow for re- officer and T/Sgt. William Cas-
porting targets, but for our own son is mess sergeant.


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DREW FIELD ECHOES, TH;URSDAY,'.JANUARY 6, 19"4


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Gen. Sherrill



Opens Drive



For Safety

A rigid safety campaign,
designed to alleviate soldiers'
accidental injuries, was
opened yesterday by Brig.
Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill,
Commanding General of
AWUTC.
"The start of the New'Year is
an excellent time for every
soldier to renew his personal
campaign against accidental in-
juries," the general said, "for
even the most minor of these in-
juries can result in physical suf-
fering and in loss of training
time."
SEVERAL INJURIES
Newspapers frequently carry
accounts of-pedestrians who have
been injured by motor vehicles, it
was pointed out. In a recent case
in downtown Tampa, two soldiers
were struck by an automobile.
Onlookers reported they had at-
tempted to cross a street against
the traffic light.
When on the Post, soldiers are
expected to comply with the
military rules of safety, and
along the highways or in town,
they should be guided by state
and municipal laws.
When in Tampa, all rules of
safety must be observed. The
police department has taken
steps to eliminate jay-walking,
and urges all pedestrians to
cross streets only at the corners
and observe traffic lights and
Other types -of traffic signals.
Another type of danger results
from walking along the right-
hand side of a highway. It is
generally understood that pedes-
trians, when walking along a
highway, should walk on the
left side, facing approaching
traffic. The reasons for this pre-
caution are obvious.
FOLLOW RULES
Those who violate this rule
and who -walk along the right-
hand side of the road in the be-
lief they will more likely be
picked up by passing motorists
are reminded by officials that an
increasing number of motorists
-vill not stop to pick up pedes-
trians who are violating the rules
of safety by walking on the right-
hand side.
There is a particular danger
in walking on the highways at
night. The dark color of the
OD uniform makes it difficult
for drivers to see soldiers on
the highway. When it is neces-
sary to be on the highway at
night, the pedestrian should
secure a flashlight which he.
can turn on as a motorist ap-
proaches.
In the absence of a flashlight,
he can use a handkerchief or
some other white object which
will stand out against the dark
|color of his uniform. An -acci-
dent last Saturday night, in
which a soldier was seriously in-
jured, might not have occurred.
if these precautions had been fol-
lowed.


S


PAGE THREE


MAX WERNER-The Course of the War



Nazis Face Enormous Peril in Northern Russia


By MAX 1WERNER
With the Red army now
pushing closer lo-waid the vital
communicritlinor center- of the
W\ehrlni.'ht m e s t -
%%ard from Nevel a
nlmajor German defeat
,in, the nortrhe rtn EC-
tor of the Rulsian
Front is prioable. The goa! of
Russian strategy is not only to
ma-_h the Gernmn arm n in the
south, no matter how import-
ant such a victor, might be.
The Red arm:,v will seek to
bring about the collapse ot the
entire German troilt trom Len-
inerad to Kilerson The Rus-
sian war plan implies German
defeat in the south, on the
central front and in the north.
The front in nortririn Rus-
sia v.as relatively stabilized--
almost frozen-tor more than
two years. The extension of
the Russian's otfensive in the
north can signal a broadly
planned general offers .e in
coordination on all three nmaor
eastern front against Ger-
many Especially in 'he north
is the Red army favored by.
the geographical contfigura-
tion in the nen.y's rear Here
the Red army can tr. a battle
of the Dunkrlk type. encirc-
ling the enemy pressed against
the sea coast A Russaian of-
fensive v. dl m.iae full Lue ot
the fact that in the rear at the
German arnm lies the Ba:ltic
sea
The Cerman tront in the
north is ba-ed on an a'ienuie
of escape centered to the
soutl.ie-wet of it around the cit:.
of Dvinsk. Consequently the
Red arrny can outflank the
German northern front trom a
turntable located at the junc-
tion ot the Rulllan cent!in
and noirthlern lionts
To snmash the Weihrmnacht in
the not it is not necessar.
for tle Red army to make a
frontal attack below Lenin-
grad, and tilt tor the cities
of Novgorod, Staraya Russa
and Plkov. It will achieve far
more by nveloping the Ger-
man northern front in the
direction ol Vitebslk-Dvinsk,
\.here the attacking Russian
forces can reap a tremendous
strategic harvest This. then.
is the meaning of the latest
Rutsian offensive.
The next big Riss-ian obiec-
tive alter the railway center
of Polohtsl; v. ll be Dvinsk
.wh ich is the main communii-
cations center in the German
rear. Throueliout the umnmer
of 1943 the entire Gei man
front in Ru-ia v.was based on
two main coimrnmnicationl cen-
ters. Zapor.r:he in the oiuth
and Dviii-_t it, the north. With
the loi of, Zaporozhe tihe
Welhrnmachrt definitely\ lost the
battle in southern Russia. and
when r vin;sk is lost to the-
Germans the collapse or their
Northern froinrt n-m st ine' tabl)
follov.
The po'se-.on .i .t D-.in-k
will open for the Red rmi:. a
path for a Irbieakthiouthl to th.l
Baltic coat where the ch;et
Rusiuan obiectivc-v will be Riga
or Meme! The Gerian army
in the north v. ill then be
melace:i '. iih being cut otf
just a- the German army iii
the Crimea Such a Russian
enveloping m I e mn et catl
transtrn Gertrian-held Es-
thonia anrd Latvia into an


island, an enclave, Lu colm-
pletely severing the \ehr-
nacht's land communicat i ons t
in and out ot the :rea. And a
deep Russian breakthroughl
there will be tantamount to tihe
en.circlement 0t the enemy.
That is \hy striking in west-
erly dclrectiaons from Polotsk
and Dvinsk the Red army can
apply that Dunkirk strategy
v. hicii in the Battle ot Flanl-
eis was the highe-t aciiiee-
ment cf German leadership.
Tie pattern nowv. has worked
against the Gcinman army with
the bottling up ot the Wehr-
macht into tilhe Crii,-a The
same type of battle can be re-
i:eated in the north.
It is a big trump of Russian
strategy that tlhey have pow.er-
tul forces, concentrated on the
central front. too-shoulder to
shoulder with the attacking
first Baltic front of General
Bagramian. Thus the Russian
thrus-t toward Dxinsk can be
combined with and su:,pported
by a simultaneous ofternsive on
the Central Front in a parallel
direction, possibly toward
Mlogilev and Minsk, wv.ith a fur-
ther breakthroIugh to Winno
and lMemei.
The German high command l
noi.- traces the same erave de-
cision in the north it co-uld nott
escape in the summer and fall
of 1943 in the ou.ih' either a
preventive withdrawal to
avolid a najor disaster oi a


st ul orn clin ting t., every line
assuming thereby the risk ort
major detc-at.
Thf tenacious German de-
fense in southern Russi a made
some sense because there the
wehrmaciht thought to hold eco-
nomic o t objectives of prime
value. But in the north the
German iarnmy would be light-
ing lo:r barren land de-oid ot
an'y economic centers.
I1 the German high corn-
mand cntinues to pursue its
prestige strategy by holding
the exposed Leningrad-Novgo-
rod salient despite the threat
to the D.irnsk escape corridor,
the rtisk it assumes will be tre-
metndrous For tie northern
w, ing of the wehrmacht can be
pre.sedi to the sea coast and
throttled in a huge Baltic
pocIket.
Iin addition to the purpose-
ful Red army strategy there is
another special nenace for the
welntmacht in the Baltic area.
Nov. here can the rear ot the
wehi maiaht be more insecure
than in Latvia and Estonia In
these small but nationally selt-
con-ci-ous and politically rhard-
ened countries the hatred tor
Gernmans ha.s driven deep roots
thanks tn- centuries of Ger-
manic oppression. The anti-
Gci man pa-ssion of the Lat-
vla ns and the Estonians can
be matched only by that ot the
Czechs in all ot Europe.
Gregory Mleiksiis, a brilliant


voung Latvian writer, has con-
v i n c i ng 1 y demonstrated in
"The Baltic Riddle," his re-
cently published book, what a
political and military asset it
is that the Baltic people are
fighting on the side of the
United Nationr. It is obvious
that the activities of the Bal-
tic guerrillas. already quite
disrupting to the wehrmacht,
v.ill increase in scope and in-
tensity with the further ad-
vance ot the Red army.
Russisn victory in the north
can give nevw opportunities to
the combi-ned Allied strategy
in the wholee ot northeaslerni
Europe. Fighting tor Vitebsk.
Po!lot.k and Dvinsk affects the
Russian-Finnish tront and even
Norv.ay. The huge quadrangle
at Bergen Petsanmo- Nevel -
Konigsberg can be considered
as one strategic area. It the
Russian Baltic fleet blockades
the Baltic coasts. German de-
feat there will be accelerated.
Finland. in turn, cannot with-
stand the collapse of the Ger-
man Baltic front. With Fin-
land knocked out the German
position in Norway will be
im paired.
United Nations attacks from
the east, trom the i west and
tr.m the -south are now. deti-
nite prospects Perhaps the
R'-d army's present offensive
will rnake the encirclement of
Gerlmany complete v.ith the
.ttack from the north.


AF Camouflage

Caravans Here

Camouflage Caravans Nos. 4
and 5 from the Third Air Force
Camouflage School, Walterboro,
S. C., rolled into Drew Field
Monday to assist in providing a
training program for all members
AW units.
The caravans are sent out by
the 936th Engineer Aviation Cam-
ouflage Battalion, which is sta-
tioned at Walterboro. VLWmbers
of the caravans will give eight-
hour courses to officers and en-
listed men in the fundamentals of
camouflage, concealment, disper-
sion, deception, discipline, ma-
terials employed and erection of
installations.
SObject of the training is to re-
duce loss of personnel and Signal
material from air and ground
attack.


Col. Gillem's

Daughter to Wed

Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs.
Jennings Frederic Gillem have
sent out invitations to the mar-
riage of their daughter, Florence
Adele. to Lt. James Boyce
Pressly, Medical Corps, to be held
at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
Tampa, at 8 p.m., January 14.
Colonel Gillem, before entering
the Army, was football coach at
University of the South, Sewanee,
Tenn. He is special service offi-
cer for the Third Air Force. Lt.
Pressly is stationed at MacDill
Field.

A host of big league baseball
stars, umpires and commentators
will be at the Bandshell January
13 to entertain you.


Dramatic Talent Sought

Soldiers, men or women, who have had any experi-
ence in radio, stage, or screen acting, are urged to contact
Lt. George Kluge at the Base Special Service Offices, 8th


St. and Ave. B.
There are a number of open-
ings in weekly radio shows
beamed over local Tampa sta-
tions, and are also projects under
way to produce original soldier
plays, one and three acts, accord-
ing to Lt. Kluge.
Inexperienced but talented sol-
diers are welcome to apply.
"Don't be afraid to take a
chance, if you think you have
acting ability. With the proper
direction, obscure talent has great
opportunities of development,"
Lt. Kluge said.


Bar Flies Flock

To Drew Juicery

Newest feature added to the
Main PX is a fruit juice bar.
Captain Donald S. Evans, PX
officer, said the main attraction
at the bar is freshly-squeezed
orange juice. And according to
the way the GIs buy up the
juice, they're backing the cap-
tain's statement 100 per cent.


Foreign Language

Classes to Begin

The second semester of the
night school classes' in foreign
languages will begin January 10.
Classes in Elementary French,
Spanish, Russian, German and
Italian will be held each evening
Monday through Thursday in the
Base Schools Building which is
located on the corner of 6th St.
and Ave. C.
Students may enroll at the
school building the evening of the
classes. Monday evening will be
a get together to discuss the
school and its aims along with
scheduling of classes, it was
announced.
The 2d Training Regiment's
Special Services Department will
govern the school.


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PAGE FOUR


DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944


DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. 0. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, January 6, 1944

COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP
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
Service.
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St Petersburg Times]
VOLUME TWO-NUMBER 44


Miss Dee-lightful D.ood it

The ECHOES, in behalf of every en-
listed man and woman and officer on Drew
Field, doffs its legendary beat-up fedora
and takes a big bow to two of the swellest
troupers it has been our pleasure to know
-Frances Dee and Nan Brinkley.
We refer, of course, to the jumbled
junket the Hollywood actresses took to get
to Drew Field to entertain our troops. Sure,
they arrived a day late. But the big point
is: They arrived. And they suffered
through many headaches and inconveni-
ences to make their destination.
They defied unfavorable flying weather
and gallantly endured the inconveniences
of wartime travel. Twice on their bus trip
from Lakeland, where their plane was
grounded, they gave up their seats to
women with babies in their arms.
Despite all the wear and tear of their
journey, Miss Dee and Miss Brinkley
danced their feet off with appreciative
GIs at both Service Clubs. On the second
day of their tour of Drew Field, they, vis-
ited-patients at the hospital, talked with
and gave their autographs to hundreds of
men. In the evening they participated in
a 30-minute broadcast, then put on a skit
with soldiers in the cast, and wound up
the evening signing more John Hancocks.
Originally scheduled to remain on the
field one day, they stayed two, making
return visits to the hospital.
The ECHOES has had some bones to
pick with Hollywood recently. Miss Dee
and Miss Brinkley have helped immeas-
ureably to sweeten the bad taste left in our
mouths from recent Hollywood tainted
baloney.
We love people like Miss Dee and Miss
Brinkley.


Real Flying Safety

Those big four-motored babies hover-
ing .around our barracks are making quite
a record for themselves in the various
battleways of the world, and last week at
Drew Field they established a record in
safety which ultimately means even great-
er Axis harvesting,
It was announced by Third Air Force
Headquarters that the bomber groups in
Florida have flown 2,296,000 miles in No-
vember with only one fatal accident.
The Third Air Force is the largest air
unit in the world. Its record in safety
proves to us how efficiently the big boys
are being operated.
When war first became an actuality our
training officials were often criticized by
public officials for the number of accidents.
The reason, of course, for accidents was
that the pilots, instructors and planes were
not battle-tested.
Now we have instructors who have been
overseas and exchanged blows with the
enemy. Our planes have also been tested
in combat.
The fledgling today is given the profit
of past experience and past mistakes, which
are inevitable.
We're proud of the safety record and
know the rest of the ground soldiers look
skyward with even greater confidence in
the power and skill of those overhead.


"He's a little bashful, but he grows on you."



.rom Ou.r Chaplain-


By CHAPLAIN JOHN A; DOUGLAS
Just a few weeks ago I saw an amusing movie entitled,
"Heaven Can Wait." The very title seemed suggestive of
an attitude or trend in the world today.
Humanitarian-minded people are encouraged by the
formulation of post-war plans. Under this heading we have
the "four freedoms" of President Roosevelt and Prime Min-
ister Churchill; the newly established world relief organi-
zation headed by the former governor of New York, Herbert
Lehman; and various senatorial committees.
But we are impressed by one fact. These things are
not for today. They are for tomorrow. "Heaven Can Wait."


That heaven must wait seems
inevitable. We have a war to
win. You just can't mix war and
heaven.
But heaven is coming. We all
believe that, or do we? The
hungry people of Belgium believe
it; the persecuted Jews of Poland
hope for it; the freedom-loving
French are confident of it;
the industrially-minded Czechs
dream of it; 'the peace loving
Norwegians prdy for it; and the
pleasure-bound Americans know
that it is coming.
Our international statesmen
with the confused world picture
clearly comprehended have laid
out before them the blueprints
of tomorrow's world. These blue-
prints have come into being
through the travail of many gen-
erations of common folk; from..the
mistakes of yesteryear; the dead
of Flanders Field and of the bat-
tlefields of this war; the hopes
and ideals of the Church; and the
persistency of humanitarian ef-
forts.


While we carry through the
grim business of today we do
well: to have the heaven of to-
inorrow in our hearts.
In a very real sense of world
order heaven must wait, and can
wait, for a limited time; but in
the individual's heart it can never
wait, for in the final analysis the
reality of God's tomorrow will be
built upon the attributes of his
spirit which reflected in man are
good character, integrity, un-
selfishness, righteousness, love of
freedom, charity, and love for
God and fellowman.
The practice of these virtues
today assure the heaven of to-
morrow. They challenge every-
one of us, leaders and followers
alike.
Heaven can wait, but it can't
wait forever. That all deserving
mankind may enjoy it let us hope
for it and build for it upon the
counsel of the Psalmist: "Except
the Lord build the house, they
labor in vain who build it."


Weekly Religious Services
Sunday, January 9


JEWISH
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 SCIENCE
Sunday services at 9:15 a.m.,
Chapel 1; Monday and Thurs-
day conferences, 4 to 7 p.m.,
Chapel 1.
CATHOLIC
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.
MONTHLY COMMUNION
(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.


CHAPEL LOCATIONS
Chapel -1-Ave. C and 8th St.
Chapel 2-Ave. E and 6th St.
Chapel 3-Ave. J and 2d St.
Chapel 4-Ave. L and 2d St.
Chapel 5-Ave. N and 2d St.
Chapel 6-Closed.
Chapel 7-Ave. M and E. 1st St.
Chapel 8-Ave. N and 5th St.
Chapel 9-Ave. K and 5th St.
Theater 3-Ave. K and 2d St.
Station Hospital Chapel Bldg. B-9.
PROTESTANT
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 ).
Station Hospital Chapel, Bldg.
B-9: Morning worship, 10:15
a.m.; evening worship, 6:30
p.m.; Bible Hour, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday; Daily Noon-day
Prayer, 12:45 p.m.
WEEKDAY
Christian Service Men's League,
7 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel 5.


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

We're Shutting Floodgates
Gentlemen:
3,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Iillbillies have
answered the call. PLEASE STOP THE AD!
Thanks a million.
S/SGT. ART RAYNOR,
I 5th Training Regt.
Reader Raynor now knows that
ECHOES classified ads produce results-
by the millions yet. He ran an ad for hill-
billy orchestra members. The ECHOES
got them for him. We think that Raynor,
to show his appreciation, should bring his
mountain music boys to our office and
serenade us.-Ed.

All This and Grease Too
Dear Sir:
Now we have trays in the mess halls, which
is a hard long battle not won'without sacrifice
and suffering. However, every battle has its
price, and the cost is greasy.
We are not so proud of our names that we
care to write them on the trays from which we
derive our vitamins. Food and art do not mix,
or we would be happy to draw Petty girls on
these trays.
In an age of machines and science, certainly
there should be a simple method by which simple
metals can be thoroughly cleansed. Or is the
tray-grease justifiable due to the manpower
shortage?
PVT. CHARLES FRANKLIN.

Our Overseas Correspondents
Following are two letters received by
Lt. Joseph H. McGinty, editor of the
ECHOES, frdm Cpl. Jack McLaughlin, for-
mer ECHOES staff member now in Eng-
land, and Cpl. Delwin Baggett. Always a
newspaperman, McLaughlin is lining up. a
story for us, and wants us to mail him the
ECHOES. McLaughlin's letter, written
Thanksgiving Day, was received last Mon-
day.
Dear Lieutenant:
Your correspondent is bogged deeply in this
Thanksgiving Day's mud. I am likely to have a
good story on British hospitality, complete with
pictures.
Send me a copy of the papef and try to keep
a pretty girl's picture running. A bathing
beauty's picture would remind me that it's warm
and sunny in Tampa.at least.
Kindest regards to you and everybody.
CPL. JACK McLAUGHLIN.
Dear Sir:
I would appreciate very much if I could re-
ceive copies of the Drew Field ECHOES from
time to time.
Being a staff member on the paper from its
birth, I am very much interested in it. I wrote
for the paper for about 15 months.
If possible in the near future to mail me
copies I would appreciate it very much.
Sincerely,
CPL. DELWIN BAGGETT,
APO 639 % Postmaster,
New York, N. Y.

Thespians, Please Note
Dear Sir:
We think Special Service deserves lots of
congratulation for the swell entertainments
they've been getting us. We like digging bands
like Fletcher Henderson, Joe Venuti, Mal Hal-
lett, tc., and also seeing' the stars. Another good
feature would be a soldier dramatic club. On
such a big Field there must be actors and writers
enough to put on a good dramatic play once
every few weeks, and for a fair percentage of
us this would be an inestimable treat.
Sincerely,
TWO BUCK PRIVATES.

We Get Typewriters Fixed
Gentlemen:
My typewriter repair ad inserted a few weeks
ago pr',euced excellent results. Thank you for
your kindness.
LT. COURTMAN, DC,
Detachment, Med. Dept.

Yes, You Can, Mrs. Holcomb
Dear Sir:
Is there any way that I can-send the ECHOES
to England?
I have sent some clippings to a friend there
and he enjoys them and says that several of
the other boys also enjoy them.
Is there any possible way? Please let me
know;
MRS. R. H. HOLCOMB
Base QM Office
Yes, you can send the ECHOES to
England. All you have to do is to put a
copy in an envelope and post it at the reg-
ular first class rate, 3 cents an ounce.-Ed.









DREW FIELD ECHOES THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944


PAGE FIVE


595th Squad



Engineers



Win Award

By SERGEANT LANE
Over the 595th Bomb
Squadron Engineering Office
waves a yellow pennant. This
pennant signifies that the
595th had the best Engineer-
ing section in the Group for
the week starting Dec. 23
through Dec. 29.
On Oct. 15, the Group Engi-
neering Office inaugurated an
inter-Squadron competitive sys-
tem for the rating 'of Squadron
Engineering Sections. The basis
for the awards was under a point
system, whoever had amassed the
largest number of points for one
week would get the pennant.
POINT SYSTEM
The points would be accumu-
lated under these two conditions:
One-half point for each percen-
tage point for percentage of air-
craft in commission, plus the
points awarded for the first two
Squadron airplanes inspected by
the Group Inspectors during a one
hundred and fifty hour inspec-
tion.
An airplane adjudged in first
class condition was awarded
five points; an airplane in sec-
ond class condition three points,
and no points for one in third
class condition.
In addition, there is also a
monthly award. The monthly
award is basically the same as
the weekly. The two differences
are the first eight planes inspect-
ed by the Group Inspectors dur-
ing the month are counted in the
monthly award, and there are
points awarded for the condition
of the Engineering maintenance
area. If the maintenance area is
in first class condition, ten points
are given, whereas a second class
area receives only five points.
NO PUSHOVER
All men in the Engineering
Section know that the winning
of the Award entails much hard
work. A flying schedule of 18
hours a day leaves little time for
maintenance.
The crew chief who keeps his
plane on a flying status, the
maintenance man who gets the
plane into first class condition
for inspection and keeps the
area clean, along with the air-
plane specialists, all do their
part toward keeping the points
piling up, and the pennant
waving.
Award was based on total num-
ber of points received by each
Squadron as indicated below:
One-half point for each point of
percentage of aircraft in commis-
sion: 592nd, 38; 593rd, 37; 594th,
29; 595th, 39.
SPoints for condition of first two
airplanes judged for the week:
592nd, 6; 593rd, 0; 594th, 3;
595th, 6.
Total: 592nd, 44; 593rd, 37;
594th, 32; 595th, 45.

Miss Kennon Wed

To Pfc. Rengger

Miss Alice Kennon, beverage
manager at PX No. 1, became the
bride of 'Pfc. Walter H. Rengger,
3d Fighter Command Detach-
ment, Dec. 23 at the Clearwater
Court House.
The couple was married by a
county judge's, assistant, Alice
Dillard, Notary Public. The cere-
mony was witnessed by Miss
Ruby Breaker and Miss Lucile
Van Diver of Tampa.
The Renggers will make their
home in Tampa.

Baseball siars, umpires and
commentators will be at the
Bandshell January 13, to enter-
tain you and to answer your
queries. Don't miss one of
Drew's biggest shows. Send ques-
tions to the ECHOES Office.


4

NARIROW QUARTERS-Just between us girls it's rip time for
Pfc. Jerome Sheefler, Medical Hygiene staff member, on an
area policing detail.

LACK OF OPEN SPACES


BOTHERS BENDING BOYS

Tight pants is the number one gripe of soldiers here
and abroad, with two out of five soldiers suffering from
fear that a sudden bend may mean complete disaster, ac-
cording to results of a recent questionnaire conducted by
Major General F. H. Osborn, War Department Service mo-
rale director.
With absolute anonymity as-plaints and Army jokes, four-
fifths of the soldiers reported
sured and the honest answer the their chow good.
correct answer, space was alsomorale d
provided for the expression of un- General Osborn's morale divis-
solicited opinion, or information, ion staff, which has some pretty
sharp ways of separating honest
The survey, released by the complaints from the gripes of
War Department, also revealed soreheads and gold-brickers,
one soldier in eight complained found that the men want to get
that his shoes did not fit-an al- the war over as soon as possible.
most universal complaint in Their main idea is to get back
World War I. home and find a job with civilian
Contrary to chow line com- atmosphere.


569TH BAND STARTS

1944 WITH HARMONY

By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
The old 69th AAF Band was redesignated and began
the New Year as the 569th Army Band, but there was
plenty doing before the 69'ers bowed out.
New Year's Eve saw Sgt. Gordon Booth and his dance
orchestra at the Officers' Club, with newcomer Cpl. John
A. Van Patten augmenting the trombone section. Pfc. Jerry
Becker's Musickers did their chores at the Service Club with
Pvt. Art Carchedi back at his old jub on piano.
Sgt. Woody Harwick, drummer,
staged an impromptu floor show "Lost and Found" business, just
by falling off the band stand dur- see Sgt. Gordon O. Booth .
ing the course of the evening Gordon grew to be an expert
(very, very melodramatic scene). after all the research he con-
Cpl. Sam J. Schiavone also ducted in trying to recover a
turned maestro to usher in Father trumpet he left on a bus following
Time's newest baby-Sam spread a recent "tour" of DeLand. May-
some good cheer among the guests be G. O. B. can make enough
at the Madison Street USO Club money with his own L & F Bu-
. Sgt. Jerry Sedlak assisted reau to replace the lost instru-
nobly with his magic flute, ment-if it isn't found soon.
Corporal Schiavone caused con- It was like old-home week
siderable commotion at the hos- whn Cl ike Galdno took a
pital one day during his recent small comboto play for the
stay there when he mistook a bit Headquarters and Headquarters
of wintergreen oil for cough Company of the Third Fighter
medicine and gulped it down ... Command-that was Mike's out-
castor oil relieved the situation- fit before he joined the Band.
in time,


Pvt. First Class Norman N.
Nailor hurried back from his
Troy, N. Y., furlough to cele-
brate the New Year with his
old cronies here.
Bet Pfc. Gus DeRidder was
having quite a time in Dolge-
ville, N. Y., that night. Ditto,
Sgt. Bud Estes, in Media, Penn.
Privates Bill Goodall and Mar-
vin Walker celebrated by join-
ing the Avon Park Detachment
Band, that day.
If you want any information on


Sergeant Willie Krewson is
buying steal dinners for Cpl.
Joe "Pancho" Wright and Pvt.
Erny Giuliano-Willie was the
first to give up in a three-way
mustache growing contest. Pan-
cho has developed quite a
"brush" on his upper lip; Erny
is having trouble trying to
decide whether he should tint
his newly acquired blonde
mustache or bleach the brown,
curly locks that grace his dome
-he may take the easy way
out, a la Willie Krewson.


MERY NEW YERE!
I JUST DOFFED my hat to the dishwasher, but he will
not tell anybody. Anyhow, I have no more apples left, so
nobody could expect me to dunk my head any longer. I
almost drowned once that way. I think I better finish this
colyum tomorrrrrrrr ...


AFTER A WELL-EARNED vacation I am back again at
the desk ready to go to work. (No, I didn't take a vacation,
but the lad next door did and it did me a lot of good).
0
NEW YEAR'S resolutions always seem to hit the paper each
year just about this time. Me, I'm riot going to make any more
this year. I can't strangle Hitler myself, and so won't resolve to
do it. I am already one of the finest soldiers in the world. (So are
you, brother), so won't resolve to be "the" finest. I say I won't
make any more resolutions this year, but I am gonna continue
working' like Hell on the ones that I made last year, and if the gods
are willing, they will fit into this year's picture very nicely. (Can
you hear me Tojo?)

AND THEN THERE is the guy who invited "her" up for a
Scotch and soda. "She" found out that he was the type of man
with whom to eat, drink and be wary. All of which leads me to say
"if you can't be a 'private,' be a 'corpuscle'" (the Red Cross Blood
Donors can tell you what it means).

SUGGESTION FOR PX No. 1: A Juke Box in a liar in New
York City contains one item billed, "Five Minutes of Silence for a
Nickel." The one blank item pays for the machine each week.

A SOLDIER who had a five-day pass extended him wired his
Commanding Officer as follows: "Will not arrive today as sched-
uled. Am not home yesterday yet."

MAYOR LaGUARDIA is still laughing. Eighteen dogs in the
Metropolitan area eating their own license tags. Dog tags used to
be made of hard rubber, but now they are made of soy beans. The
dogs have just caught on. Might not be a bad idea for the Army.
Think of a long hike three hours to chow time reach down
and have a dog tag sandwich. Could be.

LISTEN TO THIS: An Indian wrote in answering two pictures
he saw of farming in the west. The pictures showed the waste of
dust storms and dilapidated homes. "White man heap crazy. Make
big tepee. Plow hill. Water wash. Wind blow soil, grass all gone.
Squaw gone,- papoose too. No chuckaway. No pig, no corn, no hay,
no cow, no pony. Indian no plow land. Keep grass. Buffalo eat.
Indian eat buffalo. Hide make tepee, moccasins too. Indian make
no terrace. No build dam. No give a damn. All time eat. No
hunt job. No hitchhike. No ask relief. Great Spirit make grass.
Indian no waste anything. White man much crazy." (Read it again..)
0
WHEN A BRITISH sailor at the Hollywood Canteen complained
about a sore throat, a solicitous hostess asked, "Have you ever tried
gargling with salt water?" "You're asking me," he said, "who has
been torpedoed three times!"

ONE DAY LATER: ,Now I yam much better and wish to
apologize for yesterday's screed. This is the year One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Forty-four. I feel much older. It is a thing
of importance that I am learning to drink more and more, which
says much for civilization, progress, and all that.
NOW I GIVE you a letter from a thrilled reader:
"DEAR ADAMN," it reads, "wear hav U bin all mye life?
Eye luv you. You are mye ideal?? Eye yam a whack from the
whack detoxx-dera.-* detachment here at Drool Field. Eye
never pay atenshun to anybody who is not intelligent, butt wen
Eye, cum acrost guys like you I wood like to meet him. Will
you meet me next Lundi (my mother is French, what Eye mean!)
and-we can tawk abowt poetree, ligature, artt and sighince?"
and it is signed, "Sincerely."
(I will meet you.)

NEXT TIME your lot sounds a little tough, think of this
Excerpt from a letter from Sgt. George Reilly, Marine in the
Southwest Pacific: "It's 10 p.m. now. My candle is burning low.
After a hard day's work chow and a cold shower, it's time to hit
the hay. We'll be up again at 4 in the morning to start another
day."

FATE PLAYS ITS NIMBLE game in many sad ways and a ser-
geant we know had this bitter web spun by the dismal damsels:
New Year's Eve found him celebrating with a crowd at one of the
local rookeries. Along about 11 p.m.-according to his watch-the
noise became deafening and he entered with the spirit and spirits
of the place, butdoing them in hilarity.
"By golly," he shouted. "Two more hours to go. This is one
night we can stay out past midnight!"
He continued his hilarity, occasionally looking at his watch
with satisfaction as it moved toward the midnight hour.
"When his watch registered 12 a.m. an MP touched him gently
on the shoulder.
"Time to get moving," the holstered soldier told "the sergeant.
"Get going my eye," the sergeant said, "We get to stay until 1
a.m." He pointed to his watch.
"Sure I know," the MP said, looking at the watch. "Only trou-
ble is your watch is an hour slow."
Our friend and disillusioned hero left.
0
GETTIN' NEAR the end of the sheet. The editor and his
scheming pals (who had me married this afternoon) can relax
their vigilance and let me go my innocent (I am, too) way. The
editor is feeling' right pert these days. His trouble (you remem-
ber) is all cleared up and he can swear again. I have never im
my life heard such language. (All in Latin, too).


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PAGE SIX


DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944


A Time o Laugh .Zippy Party Men Make News



SHeld by 3rd In 765th; Bosoms


Signal Crew Prove Rifle Art
By T/5 JACOB L. WARNER
SBy CPL. N. R. HOGENSON After a week of rifle school the men of the 765th spent
,,',ell it was some party a week on the rifle range to prove that they either learned
SSignal Headquarters, Third a lot or were good shots already.
C nl One man made expert, Cpl.
Fighter Command had last Earl O. Sorenson with a score Men who are now spending
S\V'ednesday night. Gals, danc- of 178. The following men made furloughs in at least one place
-ing. food, and beer high- sharpshooter: 2d Lt. Carlo P. that they like better than Drew
Domenichini, 2d Lt. Edwin C. Field are: Pfc. Richard V. Fann,
T. lighted the evening's main Meininger, T/5 Collis J. Castle- Miami, Fla.; T/5 Hazael Head-
S 1 events. The party got off to berry, T/5 Roderick A. Nurse, ley, Wauchula, Fla.; Pvt. Keys,
: .... M a rip snorting start and when Pvt. Lester E. Clark, Cpl. Mildon E. Gilmer, Anderson, S. C.; Cpl.
S- J. Engesser, Pvt. Ira E. Smith. Charles E. Swanson, Ishpeming,
11 p.m. rolled around, every- With the carbine, four men Mich.; T/5 Herman H. Ottenhoff,
one was making merry, scored expert: 2d Lt. Henry C. Chicago; T/5 Burleigh W. Dyer,
Let'I take our hats off to Gal- Rotundi, T/4 George Berry, T/5 San Francisco.
dinu anrd his boys from the 69th Michael Gigliotti, and Pvt. Ira E. Private David H. Marston,,
I \llo supplied the music for the Smith. Andover, Maine; P
e\elning's entertainment. Another The following men scored Andover, Mine;Pvt. Leroy D.
Vote of thanks should go to our sharpshooter with the carbine: Reid, Bangor, Maine; T/Sgt.
-w ell cooks who worked all eve- 2d Lt. Edwin C. Meininger 2d Stanley P. Pleva, Greendale,
ning on the chow line. Three Lt Harley F. Harris, 2d Lt. N. Y.; T/5 George M. Kuru-
Cs er t Kropidlowski, Cranford Barnett Eisenberg, M/Sgt. zovich, Chicago, Il.; Pvt. Her-
Charles E. Stevens, S/Sgt. Le- bertZ Gabbard, Hamilton, Ohio;
A final word of praise to roy Nelson, T/4 Joseph Bis- Pfc. Clifford L. Kimble, Bur-
-t "'Chief" Black Owl and "Motor- canti, T/4 Sol Nahoum, Cpl. bank, Cal.; T/5 Bertram N. Mc-
man Cavanaugh for seeing we Valvert L. Fleming, Cpl. John Elhiney, Watertown, Mass.; Pfc.
had enough three point two in J. Hannigan, Cpl. Raymond J. William H. Camp, Douglas-
our stomachs. The only public MacDonald, Cpl. William C. ville, Ga.
kiss of the night went to "Love Murray, T/5 John G. Landry,
Shy" Oeltjen. T/5 William E. Doran, Pfc. Her- Corporal Carl E. Barger, Rock-
\We have never noticed his rosy man C. Hall, Pfc. Thomas R. ford, Ill.; Clp. Leo F. Whelan,
comnplexionbefore, haveyou? The Hams, Pfc. Andrew J. Myers Detroit; Pfc. Harold E. Cower,
lads tell us that after the party, Jr.; Pfc. Howard M. Trudell, Dalton, Ga.; Pvt. William A.
*Shad\" Shaeffer slept under his Pfc. Tom Whelchel, Pvt. Stan- Kurtz, Huntingdon, Pa.; Cpl.Vic-
bed. What's the matter Shaeffer, ley P. Astronowitz, Pvt. John tor E. Wagner, Hastings, Neb.;
tbed bugs? L. Di Poala, Pvt. Lay L. Dod.- Pvt. Clyde A. Rose. San Fran-
Did you knowthat. son, Pvt. Sherman E. Havens, cisco; Pvt. John Orange, Jean-
Grass grows inside the B-39? Pvt. John S. Itnyre, Pvt. Wil- ette, Pa.; Cpl: David C. Dilts,
Se even had a sign to prove it. liam A. Kurtz. Flemington, N. J.; Pfc. Albert
S"Keep Off the Grass." Wonder Crowell, Groom, Texas; T/Sgt.
\ where it came from? Lieutenant Russel.F. Hirstius, John J. Newberry, Oswego, N.
Sa T There is a man in B-39 who the athletic officer (you know Y.; Cpl. Mason A. Lewis, Silsbee,
has slept so long, cobwebs have that lovely hour of kill-us- Texas.
forced all around him. You thenics) announced that two Lieutenant McNabb has been
Don't believe me? Well I have a periods per week have been al- appointed as S-2 and S-3 officer
lot of witnesses to prove it. lotted for basketball practice for to replace Lt. Bert Berry who was
It is a rumor that W. O. the company. transferred.
.Adams is married. I'd like to.......
." confirm it. How about.it W. O.,
ji.' ," ,do sourhave a wifey? W U is Co m ended
S. "Chief" Black Owl is now
managing our basketball team. W Uni Cn
SHe claims to have a new secret
..A we.; capon and he calls it "Early
Cho By Gen. 'Hap" Arnold
f .... S THINGS TO COME
NOTED CLOWN EDWARD GUILLAUME, top, flashes his A visit from Senor Stork to The following message from General H. H. Arnold,
Drew Field workman pass for MPs to prove he's going to work the homes of Sgt. Lynch and Cpl. i g g General ro,
incognito. While dressed in his world-famous regalia, bottom, Thurston. I'll bet they are both Commanding General of the Army Air Forces, was
Mr. Guillaume takes time out to inspect the "fowl" part of the boys. What odds will you give read at the recent "AW Round-Up Rally" by Brig.
I..me, fellas? Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, Commanding General of
Air Wac's evening meal while Pfcs. Mary' Kucic, Perecillia Wedding bells for "Calling on Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, Commanding General of
Inegez, Erma Fredrick and Brucetta Arnold look on. Your Daughter" Shesko. Oh, that AWUTC. It is planned that this message will
captain's daughter! eventually reach members of all units which received
C LO W N REM O VES PA INT what was the most memorable their initial training, here and are now in the vari-
performance in his career, Poll- ous theaters of war, as well as members of units now
FO R TI R Wdor-still his favorite name- in training throughout the state of Florida whose
gave out with a spontaneous
rFO R AI I DUTIT DR W grimace so much as part of a duties did not permit them to attend the rally.
clown's make-up. "Officers and enlisted men of the Aircraft Warn-
By CPL. H. J. CANNING "Well," he said, "It isn't atfficers and enlisted menof the Aircraft arn-
Edward Guillaume, whose clowning antics once amused all difficult to recall two oc- ing Service: I want to take this opportunity at this
Sicasions that I got quite a kick holiday season to congratulate you men of this serv-
such world famous personages as King George of Greece, out of. The first was when I
Kaiser Wilhelm, and France's President Loubet, has cast worked in front of Abdulha ice. Yours is a little known branch of the Army
aside the lure of grease paint comedy and glaring ten amid, the Sultan of Turkey. Air Forces by virtue of the secrecy imposed on you
aside the lure of grease paint comedy and glaring tent "Just before going on stage in your training. Nevertheless, your part in our
lights for a job at Drew Field. we were told that the Sultan's,
The former world renowned harem would be present and struggle is as vital as that played by our pilots,
comedian ofthe big tent is now world except China and Japan that we were at no time to look bombardiers, navigators, and gunners.
oeditnexcept C a and Japan. at the face of any women presof
employed with the Base Area En- Madison Square Garden, like ent. Naturally-I was young"Youoperate in desolate, isolated corners of the
gineers as a maintenance super- most every large stadium in the then-I had great fun rearrang- earth, on rocky crags in the Arctic, on lonely coral
visor. U. S., is old stuff to him. He has
After creating fun and laugh- performed in the old Garden on an my acta urg tldhe perfaom- atolls in the Pacific, in fever infested jungles of the
ter for countless thousands of Fourth St. and the neW one on look at a harem without paying tropics and on shell-torn shorelines of the Mediter-
people in almost every country in Eighth Avenue. Of approximate- for it with my neck," he said.
the world, Mr. Guillaume, after ly one-half century spent in the "The other occasion that I shal ranean. The very nature of your work causes you
46 years in show business, has land of. three rings, 14 yearswas not forget tok place in the to be subjected to the most humble and primitive of
watt bulbs in his own home at While trouping wit t hem he Hotel Astor. I was Master of living conditions. Remember, though, that by your
watt bulbs in his own home at While trouping with them he Ceremonies at a huge banquet
2317 North Oregon Street, Tampa. was employed for a number of keep the party ving being where you are, vigilant, loyal, cheerful and
He is married and his only child years as head clown. His last brought along a sucklingpig. precise in your mission, you are building for our in-
is the wife of a staff sergeant professional performance was for brought along a suckling pig. precise in your mission, you are building for our in-
stationed at Camp Murphy. Santos Y Artigas in Havana, "The pig sucked contentedly at evitable victory.
Born in Corcossonne, a small Cuba, where he emceed a large his bottle of milk just so longprobably feel left out of it all, now
town in southern France, Mr. show each winter, as I held him. When it came my Many of you probably feel left out of it all, now
tnin sou ern r, o turn to crack a few jokes, I had, that we are carrying the fight to the enemy. Many
Guillaume is a naturalized Originator of the prize fight to set the pig down on the table of you may wonder 'What am I doing to win- this
American citizen, comedy burlesque depicting the and he started squealing like the
He has one brother still liv- long- c o u n t Dempsey-Tunney devil for his bottle. war.' This should not be so, for without the pro-
ing in Fance--from whom no fight, Mr. Guillaume has lived "In order to continue the show tection of our convoy routes, our Airdromes, our De-
word has been received in more and worked with such notables as I needed someone to feed him his o rout r ad our D
than two years. The brothers Clyde Beatie, Frank Buck, Lil- milk while I attempted to amuse barkation Ports, our Bivouac areas and our supply
both succumbed to the mag- lian Litzel and the "Great Peter" the crowd. I presented the porky Bases it would be impossible to continue the battles
netic pull of a circus life- -whose recent death at a rope's fellow to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt a t G a J I m
making the fifth generation of end was a climactic snap to a who not only fed 'the little fel- against Germany and Japan. In modern warfare
Guillaunes to offer their fam- death-defying stunt. Mr. Guil- low, but seemed to enjoy the part this protection is an absolute impossibility without
ily's dominant trait to the land laume had watched him execute she played in keeping the banquet an adequate Aircraft Warning Service. Remember
of painted ponies. But it was this act daily for many months, rolling."
the ambitious Edward, at the He played the Olympic theater Edward "Polidor" Guillaume is above all that if you fail for one moment in your
age of 14, who decided travel- in Paris with Charlie Chaplin and a showman. As pictured above, ceaseless vigilance those who depend upon you for
ing successfully in countries re- often worked with such well- he has pried loose the old trunk's
quired learning many lan- known old-timers as Dorothy lid and brought out clothes that protection and warning will be blasted from their
guages. He then proceeded to Gish, Richard Bartholemew and will never again fill a professional Airdromes and Bases without so much as a chance
master Greek, Spanish, German, Tom Mix. As early as 1908, he engagement. This he agreed to to even see the enemy. Keep up the good work!"
English and Portuguese. made six to ten silent comedies at the request of the ECHOES
Billed and known in circus life each month for Cines Produc- staff. He is now in retirement (Signed) H. H. ARNOLD, General, U. S. Army.
as "Polidor," .Mr. Guillaume has tions in Rome, Italy. from which he says he will never
clowned in every country in the When asked by this reporter emerge. .,<,..:,,......,..,? ..^ .,, ,,./-,;..a S








DREW FIELD ECHOES- THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944


BRADENTON OFFICERS



AWARD 12 GC MEDALS


By S/SGT. F. E. NOWICKI
Major Tom, A. Watson has
been appointed executive of-
ficer of the Sixth SAW Bat-
talion at Camp Weatherford.
A native of Ironwood,
Mich., he went to public
schools there. Later he at-
tended Michigan Tech and
received his commission in
the Signal Corps Reserve at
the University of Minnesota
as second lieutenant in 1936.
Major Watson married Miss
Dorothy Wilson of Spirit Lake,
Ia., and they have two children,
Jane Ann, 2, and John Charles,
nine months. They live in Bra-
denton.
GOOD CONDUCT AWARDS
The biggest event to take place
since Col. Peter W. Shunk's ar-
rival as commanding officer at
Camp Weatherford was his
awarding Good Conduct Medal to
12 outstanding men Thursday at
retreat.
The winners of the medal:
Tech. Sgt. George W. Colson,
Tech. Sgt. Charles L. Kugler,
S/Sgt. Ralph T. Knight, S/Sgt.
John F. Beck, S/Sgt. Eugene J.
Bruszewski, S/Sgt. Cyril F.
McEldowney, S/Sgt. Benjamin
Robell, S/Sgt. Rex K. Porter,
Sgt. Grant Averson,, Sgt. Wil-
liam J. Reeder, T/4 Ivan E..
.Harlen and -T/5 Harold A.
Pump.
After the presentation there
was a parade. Major Watson and
,Capt. Frank L. Denton, adjutant,
assisted Col. Shunk in making
the award.
The AWUTC band from Drew
Field, which comes each Thurs-
day to participate in retreat cere-
monies, provided music for the
medal awarding ceremonies.
SWIMMING PROGRAM
Jovial Private John Schu-
macher is utilizing his many years
of swimming and life-saving ex-
perience at boys camps in Maine,
Pennsylvania and Maryland to
teach Johnny Doughboy how to
take care of himself in the water.
Private Schumacher an-
nounces that to date the fol-
lowing 13 men have passed the
Army swimming qualification
test after daily instruction at
Lido Beach in Sarasota: Sgt.
Michael Makhous, Cpl. Clar-
ence Young, T/5 Seymour
Zucker, Pfc. Saul Rabotnick,
Pfc. Edward Pariseau, Pfc. Cal-
vin Bailey, Pfc. Robert Fitz-
gerald, Pvt. Melvin Meinshein,
Pvt. Orola Drum, Pvt. James
Ortis, Pvt. Robert Kilpatrick,
Pvt. Howard Caldwell and Pvt.
John Ogden.
Schumacher, who looks like a
derobed Santa Claus, tips the
scales at 250 and beams with Irish
joviality. He attended public
schools in Baltimore and later,
King College in Tennessee, where
he played football, lacrosse and
water polo.
After serving as party chief
for an electric company for five
years, Schumacher decided to
turn "Tom Tucker," and instead
of singing for his supper, he
talked clients into buying, motor
cars from his employer. It was
*from this employment that Schu-
macher was drafted in March,
1943, when the President of the
United States wrote his familiar
.greetings to him.

Safe Flier Listed

As Dead 3 Times

ENGLAND. -(CNS)- Because
Capt. Herbert M. Light has been
reported dead three times, he is
having a hard time trying to
convince his parents in Long
Beach, Calif., that. he's still alive.
Light, who holds the Distin-
guished Flying Cross, was first
reported killed in action in the
Army Air Forces raids on Ploesti,
Rumania. He wrote home, saying
he was uninjured, but the gov-
ernment telegraphed again, re-
porting him officially dead.
Light wrote a second time, re-
assuring his parents, and then the
government came through again-
with a telegram informing his
folks that Light's body would be
shipped home after the war.
/


Major Tom A. Watson


594TH SQUADRON FINDS


CHAPLAIN NEEDS AID
By SGT. EDWARD FLANK


Birthday Candle



Graces 569th;



CO Is Promoted
By CPL. HANK GOODMAN
Tuesday the 569th SAW Battalion passed its first anni-
versary. To the bulk of the organization, Tuesday was
probably just another day, but there were 19 officers and
enlisted men to whom that day had significance; it was
a day which these men had become identified with a fine,
hard-working organization that is determined to go places.
And appropriately enough, just
last week came the promotion this battalion has comes a re-
to Lieutenant Colonel of Battal- suIt of the newly formed pro-
ion Commander Joseph H. Dun- visionals, and the reorganization
lap. Colonel Dunlap joined the and activation of other outfits.
outfit in May, '943, prior to the Wherever you are, former mem-
organization's successful venture bers, we will remember you.
of operational training. The col-
onel had come from the 568th, Lieutenant Busch, comman-
this Battalion's sister organiza- der of the 1st Reporting Com-
tion, activated on the same day. pany, says, and all of us agree:
"It's the best damned outfit on
SOME STAY the Field, continually rough


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Things have been so very quiet these days, that it is Ad:
almost impossible to find material to write about. How- D.
ever, we will try to jot down a few items of interest in Sgt
the 594th Bomb Squadron. Lol
At this time, the squadron TWO Ro
wishes to extend its sincerest Two in Hand Sei
congratulations to Lt. Colonel Ra:
Norvell and Major Jordan. Their V.
promotions were a real Christmas re
present. da
SOON WE HOPE ne
To all those soldiers who have co
been complaining about not re-
ceiving their Christmas packages c
and mail, this writer would refer sp
you to last week's ECHOES. Do w
not see the Chaplain, he is com- fi
plaining too.
LATEST RUMOR: All men La]
who were at Moses Lake will sea
be issued Foreign Service Rib- per
bons.
I really believe that Drew on
Field has finally decided to
accept us Heavy Bombardment son
guys, why the MP's don't even tin
question us any more when we thde
go into the PX. tha


As I look about me, I see many
satisfied faces-could it be that
so many of our boys have their
wives here?
MY IDEA OF SPEED: Try the
second barber in the Main Bar-
ber Shop.
TURNABOUT
COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT:
Why can't the laundry send back
the same clothes we send out? I
now have GREEN handkerchiefs,
BLUE socks-size 14 shorts-I
wear size 32-two pair of trou-
sers that wouldn't fit SHORTY
(Warren Pugh, 4 ft. 5 in. high).
We believe the tailor shop runs
the laundry, because when you
take a pair of pants to be short-
ened; get them back the right
size and send them to the laun-
dry; you get them back to long
again, and start the whole vici-
ous circle all over.
McAULEY GETS THE RUN
AROUND: Our former supply
Sergeant McAuley was trans-
ferred to Plant Park. He stayed
there about two weeks, was
then transferred to-you
guessed it-Drew Field. We
wouldn't be at all surprised to


BABES IN ARMS, believe
it or not, they are the
cousins of Pvt. Bill O'Brien
of the 746th SAW Com-
pany. The men in his
barracks want definite proof
Sof relationship seems
as though the fellows are
getting wolfish, eh, Bill?

see him right back where he
started from in a very short
time. We hope so, nice guy
McAuley.
Well the Christmas holiday is
over, everyone had a swell time
(I hear). Good food, free movies,
etc. I too had a wonderful time.
Went to the movies, then had a
double coke-with cherry-and to
bed at 10. Some fun!


ECHOES FORUM BLANK

SFOR GI BASEBALL QUIZ

Drew Field military personnel who would like to stump
the sports experts scheduled to appear here next Thursday
are urged to complete this form and to send it to the ECHOES
Forum Director, Base Special Service Office, 8th St. and Ave. S.
M y question is .............. ..........................

Name............................................

Outfit ..................... ...........................
SPlease submit questions- as soon as possible. You may
send as many queries as you want. They do not have to be
on this blank, but may be submitted on ordinary stationery
or postcard.
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)f the original group of offi-
's, three still remain with us.
ey are Captain Daniel F. Bost,
Lt. Arthur V. Busch and 1st
Robert B. Langan. And sur-
ing the vicissitudes of contin-
1 reorganization on the Field
16 enlisted men: 1st Sgt. Jos-
h E. Wright, ,st Sgt. Louis Vid-
.ch, M/Sgt. James Graham,
Sgt. Peter J. Masciale, S/Sgt.
olph A. Patalkis, S/Sgt. Elwin
Shipp, S/Sgt. James A. Evans,
t. John L. Welden, Sgt. Mich-
Hospodar, Sgt. Powell G.
bel, T/4 Carlo J. Silvesti, T/4
bert E. Quarles, T/5 John A.
del, T/5 Walter Jones and Pvt.
ymond J. Chapman.
First Sergeant Lou Vidovich,
calling Jan. 4, 1943, the first
ay of our existence, says: "'ll
ever forget that day. It was
Ild, and there we were, the
;9th nothing but a brief
,se, a few copies of the first
special orders, and a piece of
ood with, which te start a
re!"
During the next few days, Lt.
ngan and Lt. Byrum (now over-
s) interviewed the battalion
*sonnel. and assigned the men
the three companies. We were
our way!
'he 569th left Drew Field
ne time in March, 1943, to con-
ue its training program at Hen-
son Field, and remained in
t place until May when it
nt for a month to Myakka. To-.
rd the end of that month, just
or to returning to Drew Field,
lonel Dunlap, the battalion
nmander, was put at the head
this organization. A brief stay
Drew for processing and then
outfit moved out on opera-
aal training where its platoons,
ttered over a wide Florida hin-
land, worked as a close uni-
d aircraft warning battalion.
MENT LOSS
returning to the Field in Au-
;t, the 569th's men began a
ies of furloughs. The loss of
st of the original members of


and lumpy, but that's the way
we like it!" And the Jersey City
Flash, the Kid himself from
Journal Square, none other
than T/Sgt. Pete Masciale says:
"The 569th? It's great stuff
... we like it fine!" And that's
the way it is we like it
fine.
Lest we forget-our mascots,
Blondie and Dagwood, are like-
wise among the early members
still with us. Dagwood's present
status in the Battalion is a little
uncertain since his consistent ab-
sence from formations can no
longer be overlooked. We're will-
ing to forgive and forget, though,
for the sake of his two little ones,
Cookie and Alexander.
Blondie has had some difficulty
of late keeping Dagwood away
from Service Club No. 1 where
he haunts the lounge and cafe-
teria. Dagwood, please come
back?
To the 569th it's a Happy
New Year and bigger things
ahead!

'Society' Girl Has
Three Husbands.
Fighting for Her
NEW YORK. (CNS) Ann
Marie Saportas is in Hollywood
looking for a job in the movies
but when she comes home she's
going to find that mamma is very,
very angry. She's also going to
find a cop sitting on the doorstep,
all ready to arrest her for bigamy.
Ann Marie, a cafe society girl,
is married to two service men,
the coppers have learned. One
of them is Marine Lt. Allen
Thomas Sturges, whom Ann
Marie wedded in Woodford, Vt.
in July, 1941 and the other is
F/Sgt. Jerome Mark, whom Ann
Marie married in Charleston, S. C.
the following November. Ann's
first husband was Pvt. Gordon W.
Gillar, now stationed in North
Africa, whom Ann married in
1938 When she was 18. That one
was annulled by Ma Saportas.


S-1 Loses, Gains


CAPTAIN F. G. FAVORITE, left, newly appointed Base S-1
offcier, come up from the ranks via OCS. He replaces'Major
Frederick K. Bull, right, who left for duty at the Army Air
Force Redistribution Center, Atlantic City. Captain Favorite
enlisted in October, 1940, in Washington, D. C. After six
months at Langley Field, Washington, D. C., he was sent
in the first cadre to Will Rogers Field, Okla. While there
he studied at Oklahoma University. He graduated from the
Miami Army Air Force OCS in June, 1942. From there he
came to Drew Field where he was classification officer until
the S-1 appointment.


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THE HEART OF MANY a soldier was gladdened when Gary
Cooper, Una. Merkel (left) and Phyllis Brooks stopped at
Hawaii during entertainment tour of Pacific bases. Miss
Brooks obliges a sergeant with her autograph. (International)
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BRIAN AHERNE, star of "What a Woman," which opens at
War Department theaters here next Wednesday, autographs
a war bond as he leaves- set of movie. As a device to keep
purchase of war bonds and stamps at a constantly high level,
P..


BRIAN AHERNE, star of "What a Woman," which opens at
War Department theaters here next Wednesday, autographs
a war bond as he leaves, set of movie. As a device to keep
purchase of war bonds and stamps at a constantly high level,
Aherne started a move that soon will find all movie stars
giving autographs only with the investment in an additional
bond or stamp.


USO
TODAY
7 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. Club, sup-
per, 607 Twiggs St. _
8 p.m.-Parish Night, Bingo, 506
Madison St.
Dancing party, 710 Harrison St.
(Negro).
P-tio dance, 214 North Blvd.
TOMORROW
10:30 a.m.-Expectant Mothers
Class, 607 Twiggs St.
7-30 p.m.-Art for Fun,.607 Twiggs
St.
9:30 p.m.-New Year's Eve Watch
party.
SATURDAY, JAN. 8
8-30 p.m.-Hillbilly band, 607
Twiggs St.
Open House, 506 Madison St.
Party Night, dancing, 214 North
Formal dance, 214 North Blvd.
SUNDAY, JAN. 9
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.
5 p.m.-Supper, 821 S. Rome Ave.
7 p.m.-Club Sing, 214 North
Blvd.
7:15 p.m.-"Let's D i s c u s s," 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd.
MONDAY, JAN. 10
2 p.m.-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs
0 St.
7 p.m.-CClassical 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-
.gro).
Spanish Class (2d and 4th
weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Ne-
gro).
8:30 p.m.-Singcopation, 607
Twiggs St.
Special Program, 214 North
Blvd.
Movie, 506 Madison St.
TUESDAY, JAN. 11
Noon-Wives' Lunch o n, 607
Twiggs St.
2 p.m.-Wives' Handicraft Club,
607 Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun,607 Twiggs
St.
8 p.m.-Party, Service Center, 214
North Blvd.
Photo Club (1st and 3d weeks),
214 North Blvd.
Dramatic Club (2d .ld 4th)
weeks). 214 North Blvd.
8:30 p.m.-Community Sing, 506
Madison St.
Typing Class, 710 Harrison St.
(Negro).
Couples Party Night, 607 Twiggs
9 p.m.-Chess Club, 214 North
Blvd.
9:30 p.m.-Educational Movie and
Typing Class. 710 Harrison St.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12
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.
(Negro).
Hit Parade, Sing & Square
dancing, 607 Twiggs St.
8:30 p.m.- Feature Movie and
Camera Club, 214 North Blvd.
Coffe Hour, 706 Twiggs St.


Radio Programs

By Drew Field


(All broadcasts now made from
bandshell on Drew Field. Any-
one may observe broadcasts.)
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
12:15 Noon-Treasury Star Pa-
rade, featuring popular radio stars.
12:30 p.m.-Drew Field Pre-
sents.
12:45 p.m.-Latest United Press
News.
THURSDAY, 10:35 a.m.-Drew
Field Band Broadcast; 8:30 p.m.
-The Week in Review.
SATURDAY, 7:30 p.m.-Wings
and Flashes.


SERVICE CLUBS
TODAY
7:30 p.m.- Bridge Tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Chess and Checker Tour-
naments, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
braska Aves.
8:30 p.m.-Formal dance for offi-
cers, Elks club, Florida and
Madison.
Party, Christian Service Cen-
ter, Tampa and Tyler Sts.
TOMORROW
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.
SATURDAY, JAN. 8
United Seamen's Service Cen-
ter, Eagle and Parker Sts.-all
day celebration and merrymak-
ing.
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.
SUNDAY, JAN. 9
1 p.n,.-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, 305V2
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.
MONDAY, JAN. 10
7:30 p.m.- Symphony Orchestra
practice, Tampe and Tyler Sts.
8 p.m.- Ping-pong tournament,
YMHA, Ross and Nebraska
Aves.
Dance, 1008 Kay St. I
TUESDAY, JAN. 11
6:30 p.m.-Victory Girls chorus,
1008 Kay St.
7 p.m.-Tampa Chess Club. De-
Soto Hotel.
8 p.m.-Bowling tourney,* YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Au-
ditorium.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12
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
Blvd.


Visit Your


PX!

BRANCH LOCATION
Main beverage,
clothing, and
merchandise
store 2d St. & Ave. F.
Special Orders PX Office, 1st
St. & Ave. B.
No. 1 8th & Ave. A
No. 2 Area F on Ave. J
No. 3 8th & Ave. H
No. 4 E-lst & Ave. L
No. 5 Camp DeSoto
No. 6 Plant Field
No. 8 4th & Ave. L
No. 9 Hosp. Area-B-10
No. 10 1st & Ave. J
No. 11 2d & Ave. N
No. 12 Flight Line
No. 15 West Area
3d F. C. 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence

Knights of Columbus
Invites Soldiers
Knights of Columbus meetings
are held on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month.
The meetings are held at the
corner of Cass and Tampa streets,
above the military bus station.


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the 570th SAW offers the:
"present perfect pin-up."
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St. Petersburg

Information, guest cards, etc., aJ
the Recreation Office, Defense
Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. Ni
Phone 4755.
INFORMATION BOOTH 10
a.r- to 11 p.m. daily, Ph. 69941
Unior Bus Station, for service
men and their families.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach
Drive North, open daily from 9
a.m. to '1 p.m. Informal dancingi
Coffee and cookies. Laundry,
ironing and sewing facilities!
Bathhouse, suits and towels for
batliers. Showers, shaving and
naps. Dance instruction.
PIER CENTER Municipal Pier]
Informal dancing. Game rooms
pool table, writing rooms, lounges
Dance instruction Wednesday
USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S. Wri
ing room, pool. games,
service, sewing service, static\
shaving service ,etc.
TOMORROW
7:30 P.M. Jook Dance, Pier
Center.
7:30 P.M.-Music Hour; Listen to
favorite recordings, USO Club
SATURDAY, JAN. 8
1 P.M.-Radio Hour, USO Club.
7 P.M.-Game program, US,
Club.
8 P.M.-Dance, Tinsley's Orches
tra, Pier Center.
SUNDAY, JAN 9
9 A.M. Coffee Hour, Horni
Center.
Leisure Hour, USO Club.
2:30 P.M.-Tea Dance, USO .Club
3 P.M.-C a s s i cal Recording
Pier Canter.
5 P.M.-Canteen Supper, Home
Center.
Snack Supper, USO Club.
7 P.M.-Informal dancing Party'
Pier Center.
MONDAY, JAN. 10
7:30 P.M.-Dance and Game Night;
Pier Center.
Dance. Instruction, Ralph Case
instructor, USO Club.
8:30 P.M. Informal Dancin
USO Club.
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SDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944 FREE SHOWERS FREE COFFEE


What To Do On Drew



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


Vhen Pfc. Arthur Leonard of
fHOES a pin-up girl, he means
Iberto, the girl back home at
Don't you fellows want to go




Clearwater

LOUNGE. 601 Cleveland (op-
posite Capital Theater). Open
9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the con-
venience of service men
BEACH CENTER. Open Sat-
urday and Sunday from 10 a.m.
.to 6 p.m. Open week days by
request. Directions may be ob-
taiped at the Lounge.
SDANCES: Wednesday nights
from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.. and
Saturday from 8 p.m to 11 p.m.-
Municipal Auditorium.

-WHERE TO GET-


Thins for Free

Se amusements in the form
of, -:,:_, songfests, concerts, and
parties are offered at your Drew
Field service clubs and bandshell,
as well as the downtown clubs
listed on these pages. Free movies
are held Sunday at 214 North
Blvd.; Monday at 506 Madison
St., Tuesday and Wednesday at
214 North Blvd., and Saturday at
the Negro USO; 710 Harrison St.
Free beds are offered at the
American Legion Coliseum, Sara-
.sota, and the Scottish File Build-
:ing, Tampa.
Free shaves will make a new
man of you, if you'll stop in at
any downtown USO Club (the
addresses are listed on page 8),
.the American Legion Service
-Men's Club, 602 Tampa St., or the
Christian Service Center Tampa
and Tyler Sts.
Free showers are yours at the
USO Clubs, the YMCA, American
"Legion Service Men's Club, and
Sthe Christian Service Center. Of-
1ficers may shower at the Elks
'Club, Florida and Madison Sts.
Free coffee and doughnuts will
'make Sunday morning a pleasant
occasion at 506 Madison St. and
o607 Twiggs St., Tampa, or the
Home Center, jSt. Petersburg.
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THEATER TIMETABLE
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.
SUNDAY MATINEES
Nos. 1, 3 and 7-2 p.m.
Nos. 2, 4 and 6-3 p.m.
DAILY AND SUNDAY MATINEES
No. 5-1, 3 and 5 p.m.
(Theaters 7 and 8 are for colored
troops.)
TODAY
Theaters 1 and 5
AROUND THE WORLD: Kay
Kyser, Joan Davis; Silver
Wings; Unusual Occupations;
RKO News.
Theaters 2 and 7
NO TIME FOR LOVE: Claudette
Colbert, Fred MacMurray;
Army-Navy Screen Magazine;
Walt Disney cartoon.
Theaters 3 and 4
SWING FEVER: Kay Kyser,
Marilyn Maxwell, William Gar-
gan; Passing Parade; MGM
Miniature; Color Cartoon.
Theaters 6 and 8
HIGHER AND HIGHER: Frank
Sinatra, Michele Morgan, Jack
Haley; Popeye Cartoon; RKO
News.
TOMORROW
Theaters 1 and 5
GUNG HO: Randolph Scott,
Grace McDonald, Alan Curtis;
Terry Toon; March of Time.
Theaters 2 and 7
NO TIME FOR LOVE: (See cast
above); Army-Navy Screen
Magazine; Walt Disney Car-
toon.
Theaters 3 and 4
AROUND THE WORLD: (See
cast above); Silver Wings; Un-
usual Occupations; RKO News.
Theaters 6 and 8
HIGHER AND HIGHER: (See
cast above); Popeye Cartoon;
RKO News.
SATURDAY, JAN. 8
Theaters 1 and 5
GUNG HO: (See cast above);
Terry Toon; .March of Time.
Theaters 2 and 7
HIGHER AND HIGHER: (See
cast above); Popeye Cartoon;
RKO News.
Theaters 3 and 4
AROUND THE WORLD: (See
cast above); Silver Wings; RKO
News; Unusual Occupations.
Theaters 6 and 8
SWING FEVER: (See cast above);
Passing Parade; MGM Minia-
ture; Color Cartoon.
SUNDAY, JAN. 9
Theaters 1 and 5
CRY HAVOC: Margaret Sullivan,
Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell;
Bugs Bunny Cartoon; RKO
News.
Theaters 2 and 7
HIGHER AND HIGHER: (See
cast above); Popeye Cartoon;
RKO News.


Service Club 1

TODAY
USO show, 8:15 p.m.
TOMORROW
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
SATURDAY
Bingo. 8:15 p.m.
SUNDAY
Open House.
MONDAY
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
TUESDAY
Recorded Symphonic Music
Program, 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Dance, 8:15 p.m.

Free Lodging
The Scottish Rite building, 502
E. Lafayette'St., houses a free 50-
bed dormitory, reserved for serv-
ice men.
WANTED: Men and women
who love baseball to be at the
Bandshell January 13, to see big
league baseball stars, umpires and
commentators.


No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
Sts.
No.
No.


THEATER LOCATIONS
1-Ave. F between 6th & 8th Sts.
2-Ave. B and 6th St.
3-2nd St. & Ave. K.
4-1st St. between N & O Aves.
5-4th St. between F & G Aves.
6-N Ave. between 9th and 10th
7-Camp DeSoto area.
8-West area.


Theaters 3 and 4
GUNG HO: (See cast above);
Terry Toon; March of Time.
Theaters 6 and 8
AROUND THE WORLD: (See
cast above); Silver Wings; RKO
News; Unusual Occupations.
MONDAY, JAN. 10
Theaters 1 and 5
CRY HAVOC: (See cast above);
Bugs Bunny Cartoon; RKO
News.
Theaters 2 and 7
CROSS OF LORRAINE: Pierre
Aumont, Gene Kelly, Peter
Lorre; Grantland Rice Sport-
light; Color Cartoon.
Theaters 3 and 4
GUNG HO: (See cast above);
Terry Toon; March of Time.
Theaters 6 and .8
AROUND THE WORLD: (See
cast above); Silver Wings; RKO
News; Unusual Occupations.
TUESDAY, JAN. 11
Theaters 1 and 5
CROSS OF LORRAINE: (See
cast above); Grantland Rice
Sportlight; Red Hot Riding
Hood.
Theaters 2 and 7
AROUND THE WORLD: (See
cast above); Silver Wings; RKO
News.
Theaters 3 and 4
CRY HAVOC. (See cast above);
Bugs Bunny Cartoon; RKO
News.
Theaters 6 and 8
GUNG HO: (See cast above);
March of Time; Terry Toon
(Theater 6); All-American
News (Theater 8).
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12
Theaters 1 and 5
WHAT A WOMAN: Rosalind
Russell, Brian Ahern; Army-
Navy Screen Magazine; RKO
News.
Theaters 2 and 7
AROUND THE WORLD: (See
cast above); Silver Wings; RKO
News.
Theaters 3 and 4
CRY HAVOC: (See cast above);
Bugs Bunny Cartoon; RKO
News.
Theaters 6 and 8
GUNG HO: (See cast above);
March of Time; Terry Toon
(Theater 6); All-American
News (Theater 8).


Service Club 2

TODAY
Music on Records, 8 p.m.
TOMORROW
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
SATURDAY
Open.
SUNDAY
To be announced.
MONDAY
Marion Lanrig Presents,
8:30 p.m.
TUESDAY
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
USO show.


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
meetings.


BLOND MARILYN MAXWELL plays lead role in MGM's
musical "Swing Fever," which plays War Department theaters
Nos. 3 and 4 here today.

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THREE YEARS AGO they played sweetheart roles in the same
movie. Now Mary Beth Hughes and Ted North have made
the role permanent by becoming Mr. and Mrs. at Hollywood.
(International)

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MADELEINE CARROLL s.c,.n will be overseas, specializing in
hospital recreation work for the Red Cross. At right is Movie
Star Louis Haywood, now a Marine captain. He was in charge
of the Marine unit which photographed the Tarawa victory.
(International)


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AW To Honor


WACs Jan.


World This Week

L .- ( By T/5 CLYDE J. LEWIS N'~
Since the Teheran conference, the world has beei
anxiously awaiting action, and this week the first hamme
blow has fallen on the wavering Nazi lines in Russia.
The Red Army has smashed through enemy defense
along a 180-mile front, extending from the Pripet Marshe


to Kalinovka, a rail center deep in the Ukraine. Whole
German armies are in dazed, disorganized retreat, and the
surging Soviet tide, advancing at a rate of 10 to 12 miles
a day, has already crossed the old Polish border at one
point, in the region of Olevsk.


GERMANS OUTSMARTED
In the light of what has hap.
opened along the eastern fron
during the past month, it wouli
seem that the German genera
staff has been completely out-
guessed and outmaneuvered.
Meanwhile, the Soviet generals
were massing men, tanks anc
guns behind the central front
west of Kiev. They waited un-
til the Nazi counter-offensive hac
spent itself and until remaining'
German reserves had been drawn
off for the defense of White Rus-
sia and the southern Ukraine
Then, last week, they struck di-
rectly at Von Mannstein's center.
The Nazis were blasted from the
whole Korosten-Zhiromir sector
and a steady stream of Soviet
tanks, motorized infantry, and
cavalry poured through the gap.
The full significance of the
breach cannot yet be fully de-
termined, but it appears to be
another disaster equaling the
debacle at Stalingrad. The main
Red forces have driven more
than 70 miles in -six days
through the heart of the Ger-
man defenses. One spearhead
has split off to plunge south-
west, threatening Berdechev
and Kalinovka, 70 miles from
the Rumanian border, and thi
last column is definitely un-
hinging the whole German line
of fortifications in the Ukraine.
In addition, the First Soviet
Baltic Army still hammers at
Vitebsk and may cut off the
Nazi armies before Leningrad
at any time.
Supplementing this momentous
news from Russia came continued
reports of continued Allied air
blows at the heart of Hitler's con-
tinrental fortress. Berlin was
bombed three times during the
last week, and the last attack left
Hitler's bomb-proof Reichschan-
cellory seriously damaged. Dis-
patches from Sweden indicate
that more of Berlin's population
is being evacuated.
5,000 PLANES
But Berlin was only one target.
Swarms of heavy bombers, Mos-
quito bombers, and fighter escorts
roared over Western Germany
and the Channel coast, pounding
at factories, airfields, transporta-
tion centers, and coastal defenses.
Unofficial sources claimed that
well over 5,000 planes of all types


participated in the week's aerial
blitz.
The Allied armies in Italy ad-
vanced despite sleet, snow and
stubborn enemy resistance. Can-
adians of the Eighth Army finally
took Ortona, early last week, and
continued to drive northward to-
ward the port of Pescara. By
Sunday, their artillery was shell-
ing the city. Our fliers furnished
added support by bombing Rimini,
a few miles farther up the coast.
News from the Southwest
Pacific still centers around New
Britain. Lieutenant General
Kreuger's Marines, using flame
throwers, took the vital Cape
Gloucester airdrome just five
days after wading ashore from
their transports.
Farther west, on New Guinea,
troops of the Sixth Army have
landed at Saidor, between Fins-
chhafen and the big Jap base of
Madang. This maneuver cuts off
those Jap forces opposing the
Australians north of Finschhafen
and hastens the coming Allied
convergence on Rabaul.

A-2 AWUTC Says

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Here's a New Year's resolu-
tion,
Be sure you don't repeal it-
If you know a little secret .
Be sure you don't reveal it!


Orientation


Unit of 5th


SBroadcasts
r By T/5 BOB GOULD
On Monday week, th
s new Orientation Departmen
made its debut with the firs
daily news roundup that i
heard over the PA system ii
the area.
Lieutenant Eckles, Fifth'
new Orientation Officer, i
sharing the newscasting hon
ors with Pvt. Finklestein o
Company A.
SThey're both doing a terrific
job and when -the PA system i
expanded to include an outlet ii
Mess Hall No. 29, it will give tho
boys who are eating an oppor
tunity to keep abreast of worlc
news.
SAD RETURN
In G. O. Company of the 591st
the three-day passes were a
abundant as showers in April
Technician Fifth Kanowitz cam<
back from St. Petersburg looking
pretty sad after leaving his gal
Marie T/Sgt. Page and Pfc
Balin must have had too good
time in town that Sunday to think
about duty rosters .- one lac
was restricted on his birthday
after coming back late due to pool
train connections. But his wife
brought his cake to the gate.
Over in Company A of the
Fifth, the boys are all frowning
on :acting-supply-clerk Sam Con-
ners whose first official act was
to post a bulletin stating that
there would be no salvage for
three weeks-"goldbrick."
Technician Fifth Addy is wor-
ried about having his blood typed
-it hasn't been done in a year.
SERVICE MAN
And CPO (Chief Pool Operator)
Roach is still holding his own.
He's not only the first to receive
a CPO rating but he's also the
first to get Christmas greetings
from Major D. Linquency; to get
the breakfast menu while still in
bed; to ask for a light; to have
the morning news read to him,
and to say "Gimme oneayabutz."
When better pool tables are built,
CPO Roach will be found behind
the eight ball.

570th Outfit


Casts Anchor


In New Spot

After moving from bar-
racks to barracks in the last
two weeks, Company D, 570th
SAW Battalion now believes
it has found a roosting place
-at least for two or three
days anyway.
The barracks orderly never
gets to clean the same bar-
racks twice. (Oh, for the life
of a barracks orderly!)
The outfit now has a new first
sergeant. As a matter of fact,
he's the; fifth topkick Company
D has had in a month. The new
six-stripes-and-diamond man is
Sgt. Burke, a veteran of the other
World War.
Everyone who sleeps in the
barracks with Pfc. Jerome
Duhoff would appreciate it if
he would hurry up and get
married. He talks in his sleep
so much, and at any hour of
the night can be heard speak-
ing of "Connie ... oh, my darl-
ing Connie oh ."
The pictures on Sgt. Langsdorf's
desk keep increasing. The other
lay he received another, from a
Pennsylvania girl. We're sure I
Langsdorf would be pleased to
show the picture to anyone. (Why
not send it to the ECHOES as a ]
pin-up?-Ed).


Private Ellen Tuttle sent her
It barracks into hysterics the other
st a.m. when she fell out of bed,
sound asleep, and began rum-
s making through her foot locker.
When her neighbor asked what
n she was looking for Ellen replied,
in a stage whisper, "I've mis-
placed my honorable discharge."
S Well, she can dream can't she?
s Then there is the story of a
WAC named Betty Turney. Lt.
SBarns, who has been away at
f school, was new to many of us
when she returned. She was new
to Betty!
s Betty, who lives upstairs in
n Barracks 16, was busily open-
e ing windows and giving the
Place a general airing when,
d up the stairs bounded a lady
in sports clothes. This "civil-
ian" roaming around the bar-
racks began to get in Betty's
hair. Stopping near Betty, the
s stranger asked what she was
.doing. Betty is one of those
e people who deeply resents
g civilians crashing into her bar-
Sracks and asking questions-
. they might be spies!
a So, imagining herself face to
face with one of Adolf's
I agents, Betty replied, "I'm air-
Sing the place. What's it to
Syou?"
The visitor looked both. sur-
prised and bewildered. Without a
word she walked down the aisle.
SBetty was not to be shaken now.
Falling in beside this menace to
the WAC, Betty fired questions
at her.
"Who are you? What do you
want? What do you mean nosin' i
around our barracks?"
The stranger stopped, drew a
deep breath, and quietly replied,
"I am Lt. Barns."
Betty insists there should be a
law against it! t
Our holiday guests are gone,
and we are rapidly getting back
to the old routine.
Miss Margaret Ward, daughter
of Cpl. E. Ward, has returned to
her work in Baltimore.
All the excitement around c
the WAC area (you no doubt
have noticed the girls dashing
to and from the laundry room
clutching a lost stocking) is due I
to the clothing spot check we C
are having. One of the com- r
ments overheard was: "Really, r
girls, I won't get paid for two .
months when they cheqk mine." d
We are all happy to have Pvt.
Lois. Haight back in circulation.
We missed that dry, Pittsburgh
(how could anyone use the words
dry and Pittsburgh together?)
sense of humor.
Pfc. Esther Frazier is also back,
after an extended emergency
furlough. Greetings, Esther! g
The question in our minds is: tc
"Why was Cpl. Lora Taylor look- ti
ing so lonely on Christmas day?" tl
Could it be that the nice first tr
sergeant was confined to quarters c
with a bad cold? ii


FINE WORK


OF WOMEN


IS THEME

"These are our Air-WACs,
to whom we point with pride"
that is the theme to be
embodied in a special pro-
gram at AWUTC Jan. 15,
when Drew Field's Aircraft
Warning personnel pays trib-,
ute to the work being done by
21 Air-WACs in AWUTC.
The fact that these members of
the Women's Army Corps have
proved their worth and value in
AWUTC was further emphasized
this week when the Commanding
General, Brig. Gen. Stephen H.
Sherrill, issued a general order
designating January 15 as "Air-
WAC Day."
BIG REVIEW
Simultaneously, plans were an-
nounced for a schedule of events
honoring the 21 Air-WACs. At 5
p.m. the 2d Training Battalion
will pass in review, with the Air-
WACs doing the reviewing. Fol-
lowing this will be a progressive
dinner, with separate courses
served the girls in each of the
six mess halls in the AWUTC
area.
Final event will be a party
and dance at 8 p.m. in Dayroom
8B-01, with music, refreshments
and 42 lucky males as escorts-
two escorts selected for each
young lady.
In October, a group of WACs
came to Drew Field and a short
time later 21 from this group re-
ported to AWUTC. They brought
with them a fine record of ac-
complishments in the Army.
Most of them entered the Army
in November, 1942, receiving
their early training at Fort Des
Moines, Iowa. They were part of
a group chosen, because of high
IQ and other commendable char-
acteristics, to take special instruc-
;ion inr Aircraft Warning meth-
ods and operations. Early last
year, they went to Washington,
D. C., joining a Coast Artillery
anti-aircraft unit and helping in
;he operation of Aircraft Warning
instruments and big guns de-
fending the nation's capital in case
)f enemy air attack.
REAL SOLDIERS
These girls weren't pencil-
ushers. They laid cable, dug
pitches and did the type of
nuscle-building work which
nade them anything but "softies."
Every third night they slept in
lugouts instead of the more de-
irable barracks.
For ten long months they led
this life, then, with ratings
ranging from private first class
to buck sergeant, were trans-
ferred to Drew Field, and 21 of
them came to AWUTC.
In the words of one of these
irls: "We found it really hard
o settle down to a desk job after
en months of rugged work in
ne dugouts. But everyone here
eats us so grand, we just
wouldn't help liking, the place
nmensely."


4019 ARMY BOXERS


GET MEMORIAL AWARD
The Edward J. Neil Memorial killed in action, seven are miss-
award, given each year by the ing in action and 25 have been
New York Boxing Writers' Asso- wounded.
ciation to the man who has done
most for boxing has been award- One-A in the draft are the New
ed to the 4,019 boxers serving the York Football Giants' towering
U. S. armed forces. tackle, Al Blozis, former George-
Previous winners of the award, town University All-American,
which is made in the name of and the Washington Redskins'
Eddie Neil, a war correspondent Bob Seymour, halfback.
killed in the Spanish Revolution, Lt. Fred Frankhouse, who used
were Jack Dempsey, Billy Conn, to throw a jug-handle curve for
Henry Armstrong, Joe Louis and the Boston Braves and Brooklyn
Barney Ross. Dodgers, has been hospitalized at
Among the 4,019 boxers now in Ft. Hamilton, N. Y. with a broken
the services are all the award knee cap. He was hit by a jeep.
winners save Armstrong and alsonee
such "name" fighters as Gene Yankee Slugger Charlie Keller
runney, Jim Braddock, Max and has been deferred by his Mary-
Buddy Baer, Lou Ambers, Fred- land draft board but his defer-
dy Apostoli, Billy Soose, Benny ment isn't going to do the Yan-
Leonard, Midget Smith and Augie kees any good. The board classi-
Ratner. fed Keller 3A and froze him to
Eighteen boxers have beenhis winter war plant job'.


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DREW FIELD ECHOES~ THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944 PAGE ELEVEN


THREE 571ST SOLDIERS



TOP BEST DRESSED LIST


In the sartorial swing this
week is the 571st SAW, with
three soldiers from that unit
being picked in the weekly
best dressed column by the
Mysterious Air-WAC, who
swears there is no bribe in-
volved.
The three well-groomed men
were among five soldiers selected
to give their opinions on how to
conserve presses and keep tne
chin free of whiskers.
TWO WOMEN
Once again a woman is re-
sponsible for the neat appearance
of a soldier. Corporal Marvin
Podderman of Grand Rapids,
speaks of two women. Podder-
man insists -his mother and
fiancee have done much to keep
him conscious of the way he
looked.
"Mother brought me up to be
neat and well shined. I always
think of her when I try to de-
cide whether I really need that
shave or not, and mother al-
ways wins. My girl?. We are
getting married as soon as I
get a furlough.
"She's terrific! I'll send her
picture, in for a pin-up girl,
soon. I'm sure she's much more
beautiful than any you have
had so far. She has had more
to do with the way I look than
anyone else. I want her to feel
a little bit proud of me, you
know."
The Philadelphia Amoroso fam-
ily is becoming quite famous in
this column. In a recent issue
Ernest Amoroso appeared. This
week we give you his brother,
Pvt. Gene Amoroso of the Base
Detachment.
PRESS JOB
"Why shouldn't both Ernest
and I be picked?" asked Gene.
"After all, we were brought up
in the same manner, and that is
to look nifty all the time. First,
we make sure that our clothes.
are hanging properly at night. It
only takes a couple of minutes to
press an article of clothing. It
pays to look neat. A good dresser
goes a long way," he said.
From St. Louis, T/5 Tom Ma-
kara, stated: "A shave is essen-
tial to be well groomed. I man-
age to keep my clothes clean and
well pressed. I feel better when
I know that I look all right. A
shave, shine and press job can
do much for the morale too." Ma-


396TH BOMBERS VOW


'ANGELIC' NEW YEARS
By S/SGT. WILLIAM J. ANDREW
As "44" glided in gently on a Wing and a Prayer many
of our boys of the Headquarters 396th Bomb Group sat with
clenched teeth and firmly made the following everlasting


Vone-week) resolutions:
Sergeant Watson, S-1: To never
take another furlough as he
caught the flu while home in
Alabama. Chaplain Duhan: To
start telling a few of his own
troubles. Corporal Stevens, S-3:
To find a new diversion in place
of the dogs. ,
Staff Sergeant Foss, S-1: To
spend all his time helping Ste-
vens find a new diversion (the
dogs got him too). Sergeant Lo-
bel and S/Sgt. Oller, S-1: To be
good and faithful husbands. They
are both taking a mate in the
near future, but from this corner
we quote, "They know not what
they are saying." Tech Sergeant
Wolfe, Medics: To stay just as
he is. Perfectionist? All of the
boys: To stay away from the
Tampa Terrace and to take Phy-
sical Training constantly. I won-
der!
Even though separated by
approximately 28 days the first
and last day of the month are
closely united.
It 'works like.this. The last
day of the month is paytime.
The first day of the month
brings promotions which in
turn bring an immediate
thought of paytime which had
only be'n the day before.


It's congrats and orchids and
stuff to those who now tote the
following grades: M/Sgt. Adams,
S/Sgts. Cabrera, Coleman, Lobel,


595th


kara is
571st.


Pvt. Gene Amoroso and Cpl. Harold Gonyea


Schanz, Tannenbaum, and being
as it is leap year we got our
rocker. But to go on, it is now
Sgt. Stevens, Sgt. Ambrose, Sgt.
Hembrough, and Sgt. Weissman.
Also moving into the elite of
the non-coms is Cpl. Middlekauf,
a newcomer. We were very hap-
py to lay out the welcome mat
for Pfc. Forsten, a new addition
to S-1.
Rifles were issued to all de-
partments this week to aid in
preventing Capt. Dukes from
stealing a clerk for his com-
munications office. His official
correspondence now reads
something like this: da da dit
da with an occasional dash.


3D FC LOUDLY



ACCLAIMS '44


Real Cook's Tour Awakens


Sleepers for Breakfast
By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
Judging from what went on in all Headquarters De-
tachment Third FC barracks New Year's Eve, everyone
(Lambert too) did his share of welcoming 1944. Oh well,


only another 12 months and.
In fact, business at the Mess
Hall was so bad New Year's
morning, Cook Ed Oke made a
real cook's tour of all barracks
awakening customers for break-
fast.
GOLDEN DREAMS
Furloughs-faint memories now
-Wiener still day dreaming over
his NY experiences Cochran
brought his wife and car from
Kansas "Toughy" Marchesi
spent most of his Baltimore fur-
lough in bed with la grippe.
More on furloughs La-
bonte returned from furlough
one day early and went right
on duty (bucking?) With
welcome arms T/Sgt. Link
Karches greeted M/Sgt. Phil
Burke back to his chair in A-3,
and just in time for furniture
moving.
Captain Nelson Snow, formerly
Sig. Hq. Co's CO, joined our
family over at the Signal Section.
Lieutenant Cardwell took over at
the Company.
ANY FRESH RUMORS?
It's good luck and goodbye to
Cpl. Chuck Levy, Pfc. Ed Carson,
and Pfc. Vince Corrigan, who
moved to Congaree, and to Cpl.
Sylvester Bookwalter who left us
for the Medics at Punta Gorda
Field.
SSocial note: Just so he won't
forget barracks life, Ist/Sgt. John
Gosselin thought he'd spend a
week's refresher so he moved into
Antonucci's and Palumbo's pri-
vate apartment in Upper B-1.
Good Samaritan S/Sgt. Reiling
took "Red" Dolan into hand after
the Signal' beer party last
Wednesday and saw to it that
Red was properly undressed and
tucked into bed. 'Tis nothing.
This writer did the same for a
"gone" B-1 inhabitant while on
Christmas night CQ.
Have you seen Maj. John Muse
back at his old job, in the office
with Col. Strecker and Lt. Gep-
hart, but with a new desk?
"School days, school days, dear
old golden rule days," sang Good-
ridge, Ogden and Saling in unison
just before they shoved off for
that special six week's schooling
at MacDill.
VIRTUE IS REWARD
As a reward to the WAC cook
who delivers occasional sand-
wiches to him in the Dispensary,
Cpl. Johnny Vankuren rewards
her valiant efforts with a deserv-
ing kiss. But S/Sgt. "Wolf" Wil-
son has been seen with a certain
WAC Wilson., Sister, no doubt?
Some guys get all the breaks.
Belated and happy birthday
wishes to Sgt. Herm Cohn
(Jan. 4) Cpl. Al "Dun't-
'Fec'-Me" Ledbetter (Jan. 3)
S.. and T/Sgt. "Sparky" Myers.
(Dec. 23). Maybe some real
news on "Sparky" next issue?


'WAVES LEGS'


By CPL. HERBERT TARGUM
The boys in the 595th Bomb Squadron parachute de-
partment say that until recently everything has been sus-
pended in midair. But they are now getting down to earth
and hope to keep a firm footing on their work. In a hu-
morous vein, one of the boys said, "Our parachutes are OK,
but if you do have to jump, better wave your arms and
legs like hell."
Tech Sergeant Donald A.
FORTUNATE FEW. Dicks went to Richland Center,
Despite the fact that in last Wis. to visit his parents and
week's column the editor gave the girl friend. Sergeant Harry
impression that practically the Lautermilk left on his furlough
entire squadron is on furlough, to Washington state to bring his
we will continue to list the few wife back here.
fortunate ones. Pfc. Edwin L. Corporal Charles "Ramp-Rider"
Hollowood of Armament is home Rodgers celebrated Christmas to
on furlough, and he's afraid he the extent that his friends had to
might have to attend his girl "escort" him back to the barracks
friend's wedding as best man. after the festivities died down.


Staff Sergeant Hadley (Poochy)
Woodworth has been a hit with
the women, since he got that car.
Guess they can now call him the
motorized wolf.
Tech Sergeant Albert P.
Vieira and Sgt. George Singer
were seen recently at Larry
Ford's place with two "bee-oo-
tiful" young girls. Nice going
boys!
Odd sight of the week: A sec-
ond lieutenant sitting complacent-
ly in a crowded bus holding a
glass of apparently potent liquid,
in which the ice tinkled occasion-
ally. To the admonitions of en-
listed men nearby, he flatly
stated, "Nothing less than a first
lieutenant will take it away from
me."


ditto blotto.


Sole pajama wearer in B-l-
Bob Parsons. The gypsy in
you?
Pfc. Keith "Tough Luck Kid"
Albright, just discharged from
the Hospital after six week's
with an ailing ankle, is back
again with ditto on the other
ankle. Or maybe the nurse
appealed to him?
Sergeant Norm Zinser too,.
checked in at the Hospital with
a heavy cold, then caught kitchen
detail and policing up the ward
in the morning.
What gal from Ward's Island
in NYC sent her Christmas love
to some B-lers "Blackie"
Caprista, "Snuffy Smith" Feay,
Frank Jones, "Red" Hresko and
Stan Dubowski? (Authoritative
comment: Ward's Island-is the
institution for the mentally de-
fectives in the "Big City.") Could
be a nurse? Or an inmate? Ask
Joe "Pierre" Lavelle.
But Sgt. Mary Walker is still
getting letters from an uniden-
tified NY gal. And what thick
letters too!
Stay away from Sgt. Lee Mc-
Guire or else be pressed into
service. Laliberte was the latest
to find that out.
Such lucky birds, Tom Carlton
and Sam Palmer They were
two of the many GIs who danced
with visiting movie actress Fran-
ces Dee at the Service Club last
week.
Congratulations to Walt er
"Red" Reugger. Climaxing a
swell furlough, Walter got mar-
ried last Friday morning.
Ken Lindblom and Fred Huber
deserve the title of "Faithful Fol-
lowers" for traveling with the
basketball team.
Still no customer for T/Sgt.
Tom Meekins right-handed-drive
Terraplane, so he continues to
drive it to Hq. daily. Have you
noted that cars belonging to Sgts.
Dick Wahl and John Kalinich are
daily in the detachment area?
(One more question: where did
Wahl and Joyner stay while in
Miami?)


RATIONING

CALENDAR

Ration Book No. 4 may be
picked up today at the Base Ra-
tion Board. You must bring your
No. 3 book with you and fill out
application available at the ration
board. You may pick up No. 4
books for your whole family or
other Drew Field military per-
sonnel but you must turn in their
No. 3 books.
Applications may not be mailed.
There is no need for Drew Field
military personnel to contact any
other rationing authority than the
Base Ration Board.
MEAT, BUTTER, ETC.
R and S valid; T, Jan. 9, and U,
Jan. 16; all expire Jan. 29.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Green D, E and F in book 4
valid through Jan. 20.
SUGAR
Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid
for five pounds through Jan. 15.
SHOES
Stamp No. 18 valid indefinitely.
Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3
valid indefinitely. Loose stamps
accepted only on mail orders.
GASOLINE
No. 8-A coupons good through
Feb. 8 for three gallons; B and
B-1 and C and C-1 coupons good
for two gallons; B-2 and C-2 good
for five gallons.
TIRES
Inspection deadlines For A
book holders, March 31, B and
C holders Feb. 29.


T/5 Tom Makara and Pvt. Buster Martinelli
with Company C of the .


"I put my trousers under the
mattress and my hat under my
pillow every night," joked Cpl.
Harold Gonyea of the 314th.
"There is a very good reason
for this-I have n6 hangers. It
takes seven minutes to shave,
ten minutes to shine my shoes,
and about twenty minutes to
press my trousers. Anyone can
give up that long from each
day to look sharp. I think the
climate has a lot to do with
the press jobs down here."
Gonyea is from Pontiac, Mich.
Private Buster Martinelli of the
571st told the Mysterious Air-
WAC: "It all began back in my
home town, Pueblo, Colo. Prob-
ably it was a very normal re-
action for a boy of 14 to begin
noticing girls, and slicking his
hair down. I never lost the habit." Cpl. Marvin Podderman


DREW FIELD ECHOESp THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944


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PAGE TWELVE


DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944


Mental


Section Rehabilitates


MALADJUSTI


GETS CAREF

Transition from civilian
job for some types of indivd
Hygiene Unit has the task o:
usual personality to the sold:
Since its inception here in
April, the unit under the direc-
tion of Captain Lewis L. Robbins
has demonstrated its value in
meeting the 'complex problems
created by the presence of mal-
adjusted soldiers.
EXPERIENCED DOCTOR
Captain Robbins is a neuro-
psychiatrist who practiced. in Chi-
cago and Topeka before entering
the Army. He is a graduate of
the Rush Medical College.
The unit provides facilities to
all. Drew organizations for deal-
ing with soldiers presenting forms
of maladjustment such as inapti-
tude, unusual behavior, gold-
bricking, recalcitrance, alcohol-
ism, being AWOL, and inadequate
performance of duties.
They also provide psychia-
tric, physiological and social
data, and make recommenda-
tions to courts-martial and dis-
charge boards.
Detecting and eliminating the
emotionally unstable and the
mentally unfit, the unit recom-
mends for discharge those in-
dividuals who either cannot
function adequately or else are
a hazard to others.
Within this category are sol-
diers who are discovered to be
psychotics, severe psychoneur-
otics, epileptics, psychopaths,
morons, enuretics, chronic al-
coholics, and drug addicts.
The need for establishing men-
tal hygiene units such as the
one at Drew Field was realized
when the World War I found
many mental disorders.
In connection with this, it has
been pointed out that three-fifths
of the beds in our veterans' hos-
pitals, or some 68,000 men are
at present occupied by neuro-
psychiatric patients. And it has
been calculated that each neuro-
psychiatric casualty of World
War I has cost the taxpayers over
$30,000.
UNABLE TO CHECK
Because of a pronounced short-
age of psychiatrists in -the coun-
try at the beginning, of the war,
the local draft boards did .not
have an adequate number of psy-
chiatrists to examine the flow of
selectees.
As a result, future Army mis-
fits among them psychopaths,
men of low-grade mentality,
manic-depressives, and epileptics
-slipped through.
To meet this problem, Army
psychiatry was placed under the
direction of Col. Roy D. Halloran,
who formed a neuropsychiatric
branch in the office of the Sur-
geon General.
The idea for the establish-
ment of the Drew Field unit
belonged to Major Gen. -St.
Clair Streett, then commanding
General of the Third Air Force,


MENT NOW


UL STUDY

to military life is an indefinite
luals and Drew Feld's Mental
f aiding and adjusting the un-
ier's life.


and was acted upon primarily
on a suggestion by staff mem-
ber Capt. Paul A. Banfield.
The plan was presented to
Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill,
Commanding General of
AWUTC, and Major Jesse L.
Grace, AWUTC Surgeon.
Soldiers who visit the Mental
Hygiene Unit, aside from those
who call there voluntarily, are
referred by the chaplains, ad-
jutants, the hospital, dispens-
aries, training school directors,
the provost marshal, the per-
sonnel and classification offi-
.cers, the Red Cross director,
and unit commanders.
At the putset, each case is as-
signed to a case worker, who
studies all available service and
school records, interviews the
soldier and talks with him about
his particular problems. Where
found necessary, the soldier is
then referred to the psychologist,
who administers intelligence, per-
sonality and aptitude tests
FINAL WORD
After this, the soldier is re-
ferred to the psychiatrist, Cap-
tain Robbins, who studies all
available information, talks to the
soldier, and renders the final
evaluation of the case. This may
result in a recommendation for
either reclassification, a special
psychiatric clinical treatment, re-
ferral to a special training unit,
advice from the Red Cross on
home socio- economic problems,
or, if deemed necessary, further
psychiatric observation at the
hospital.
The majority of soldiers with
whom the unit deals are normal
-that is, they are not mentally
ill but show some relatively
minor maladjustment that might
interfere with their proper func-
tioning as soldiers. The primary
mission of the unit is to provide
facilities for the salvaging of sol-
diers suffering from occupational
inaptitude, recalcitrance, and al-
coholism. Many such men who,
otherwise, might have been lost
to the Army, have been reclaimed
for effective service as a result.
of the unit's work with them.
Lt. Victor Howard of Philadel-
phia, a psychologist in civil life,
is assistant to the director. They"
are aided by a staff of nine en-
listed'men who function as social
workers, two WACc who are re-
ceiving specialist training as so-
cial workers in order eventually
to devote their full time to such
work among the WACs, one Red
Cross psychiatric social worker,
Miss Katharine Rice of. Clear-
water, and ten clerical workers.
Many members of Captain Rob-
bins' staff were trained psychi-
atric social workers in civilian
life.


MENTAL HYGIENE aids gather around Capt. L. L. Robbins,
M. C., director. Left to right: S/Sgt. Tom J. Ward, chief
clerk; Lt. Victor Howard, assistant director; Sgt. Major William
F. Walsh; Miss Loretta Nasseem, Red Cross psychiatric
worker; and Air-WAC Sgt. Lois Binns.


A Good Time by All


CHRISTMAS SYMBOL of what to do-when the person ir
khaKi can't get away is an easy matter for the Clark family
above. The proud Air-WAC is Pvt. Helena Clark who looks
admiringly at her strapping son, Milton,-a military cade
in. Missouri. Student Milton and grandparents, Mr. an<
Mrs. J. D. Fisher of Fort Worth, left and right, visited Drev
for the holidays and had a military Christmas they'll al
remember. Bottom picture needs little explanation. The
well-known off-limits sign is explained to son Milton by
Air-WAC Mother Helena. Hundreds of Drew soldiers whc
couldn't make it Home during the holidays were hosts to
relatives and friends. New Year's day found many of them
thronging the Base with enthusiastic soldiers pointing ou
the highlights.


Twelve AWUTC Soldiers


End Orientation Study
Twelver AWTTT'C soldier' hvn, drn^iin,.i tf r% +d ^ f hL


I


..... .. o ...v. J.aLutau -L LUI Lil;e i'bL Wayne B. Romine, 26, and
school in War Orientation objectives, attitudes and tech- Adriana GarciaCano, 19, Tampa.
niques, held under the direction


of the AWUTC War Orientation
section. The course lasted one
week, 48 hours, after which the
graduates reutrned to their train-
ing battalions to start a round-
robin schedule of lectures for va-
rious organizations before joining
their units.
The next course will begin in
approximately one week. Quali-
fied enlisted men who are inter-
ested are urged to leave their
applications at the War Orienta-
tion section, AWUTC Special
Service office, at 4th St. and
Ave. L.
Graduates of- the first course
were: M/Sgt. Nicholas G. Mag-
nin, 584th Sig AW Bn.; 1st Sgt.
Richard K. Faulkner, 575th Sig
AW Bn.; Sgt. Merl E. Frizzelle,
569th Sig AW Bn.; Sgt. Joseph
M. Moskowitz, 31st Sig AW Det.;
Sgt. George A. Wells, 568th Sig
AW Bn.; T/4 Clyde E. Stewart,
730th Sig AW Co.; Cpl. Hubert D.
Lords, 568th Sig AW Bn.; Cpl.
Clyde J. Lewis, 4th Tng Bn.; T/5
Edward Bender, 576th Sig AW
Bn.; T/5 Neel T. Sawhill, 576th
Sig AW Bn.; T/5 Jacob L. War-
ner, 765th Sig AW Co.; Pfc. Louis
S. Kastely, 553rd Sig AW Bn.


Look Homeward Top Sarge


Moans 593d Acting Boss
By SGT. JACK E. STEIN
Christmas Day and New Year's Eve have come and
gone and First Sergeant Smith of 593d Bombardment
Squadron is still on furlough. Not that we begrudge him
the vacation, for heaven knows he has earned and deserves
every minute of it, but acting in his place has added a spray
of gray hair to this already thinning crop.
Rumors has it that York,
Penna., is all agog over the weld- allotments. We wonder if we're
ing job that he is having done. missing anything? We'll have to
We are told not to believe get one of those things some day.
rumors, even those about guys Let us know how married life
like Smith getting hitched, so is boys, and give us all the inside
therefore we will skip it until information.
Smitty brings Grace to Tampa on It's a blessed he-vent for Lt.
a silver platter, or is it a Silver George C. Ash. Word just came
Meteor. Hope you are having a in that he is the proud papa of a
wonderful time (but) wish you seven-pound baby boy. When he
were here. grows to be a man, we hope he
The welding torch had a busy reaches the heights as those
week! Staff Sergeant Charles M. reaches the heights reached by
Murray, St. George Mohn, Sgt. his father. Six foot and every
Gilbert Sedlak, Sgt. Clark Swapp, bit a man. Congratulations,
are among the few who have been lieutenant, from all of us. to all
in the office to see about Class F of ,you.


MARRIAGE LICENSES
.! Taken by Drew GIs


Holiday furloughs, coupled
with love and GIs' desire to
condense their wedding anni-
versaries and Christmas into
one week of tinsel, toasts and
triumph, sent 30 Drew Field
soldiers scurrying to the mar-
riage license bureau ii
Tampa with a ready $2.
Here is ,the list:
Roger Erdman Ihde, 22, and Pa-
tricia Ann Mahoney, 22, Green
Bay, Wis.
Floyd D. Turner, 20, and Olivia
Blevins, 20, Middleton, Ohio.
Dean M. Carson, 35, and Alice
Housam Behrens, 30, O'Fallin, Ill.
Richard Malloy Gustafson, 25,
and Margaret Elizabeth Vernori,
27. Seattle.
George F. Mohn, 22, and Oda
Pearson, 24, Wilmington, N. C.
Walter Edward Gawlik, 26, and
Faithful Shirley Bankston, 26,
Tampa.
John Thomas Joblonski, 30, and
Catherine Joan Baldwin, 27,
Tampa.'
.Hugh M. McCall, 27, and Esther
Eugenia Jessica, 19, Tampa.
Carl Earl Boian, 23, and Pa-
tricia Alberta Sandidge, 23, Ham-
ilton, Wis.
Ivey Lee Stroupe, 24, and
Rachel Brown, 21. Dallas, N. C.
Williams R. Beyers. 33, and
Hazel W. Rubenstein, 29, Bloom-
burg, Pa.
John Shesko, 25, and Catherine
Clara Bachman, 19, Tampa.
Junior Patterson, 20, and Betty
June McCammon, 18, Sullivan,
Ind.
Fred Mathers Gochenaur, 23,
and Mary Frances White, 21, St.
Petersburg.
Raymond Storer, 23, and Edith
Gravitt, 21, Tampa.
Carl W. Senn. 28, and Anna-
belle Dunford, 21, Tampa.
Clark F. Swapp, 24, and Frances
Cofer. 24, Spokane.
Paul R. Giddings, 22, and Hope
Elaine Gay, 21, Denver.
S Joseph Thurman Perry, 19, and
SManuela Edelmira Alvarez, 19,
g Tampa.
S Adnirum M. Towsend, 22, and
t Geneva Starling, 21, Tampa.
d Charles Lawrence Zitnick. 26,
w and Mary Elliott Mullan, 27, Drew
Field.
Walter Salo, 21, and Alice
e Chloetilda Pelshaw, 18, Wake-
y field, Mich.
Frank Arthur Thomas, 22, and
Florence Conradson, 21, East
0 Magna, Utah.
John Rapuano, 27, and Lena De
t Sandre, 24, Meridian, Conn.
Irvin R. Fultz, 23. and Mary
A. Konkle, 25, Sebring.
Paul Steven Kvenmoen, 25, and
Marie Grace Michels. 21, Spokane.
Frank Bodofsky, 23, and Evelyn
Weber, 22, Tampa.
John Valerio, 21, and Con-
stance Marzula, 18, Shreveport.
Walter William Welkom, 22,
and Alma Catherine Fein, 22,
. New York.










DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944


PAGE THIRTEEN


LOCATE YOUR BUDDY THRU ECHOES PERSONAL COLUMN


LOST AND FOUND
FOUND-Wristwatch, waterproof, at
2nd and J Street on 30 December.
Owner may obtain same by calling
Major Helton. Ext. 665.
LOST-Brown wallet near Medical
Processing Board. Contains officer's
pass. Contact Capt. E. M. Holden,
Med. Proc. Board, Ph. 619.
LOST-Hamilton wristwatch, 17-jewel,
lost in Kitchen 20. Reward. Cpl.
Weinsheink, Co. A, 588th SAW Bn.
LOST-Elgin wristwatch with brown
band lost while washing in Latrine
2A-30. Watch belongs to me brother
and has family sentiment. Please re-
turn to Commanding Officer. Hqs.
and Hqs. Co.. 501st SAW Regt.
Thanks. Pvt. Kenneth R. Dail.
LOST Sterling silver identification
bracelet. Jan. 2 between Base Hqs.
and Hobby Shop. Inscribed Dorothy
Nordeen. Finder please leave it at
Base Hqs. or at WAC orderly room.
FOUND Frank J. Strycharz- your
wallet has been found. You may pick
the wallet up at AWUTC Special
Service Office, 4th and L, upon iden-
tification.
'OUND-Wristwatch in 2A Block, vi-
cinity of 1st SAW Radio School cor-
ner, Dec. 27. Owner may pick up
watch at A-4 Section, 1st SAW Tng.
Regt., Ext. 562.
LOST-Large gold pin with ruby sets,
somewhere in Bandshell or near
Chapel No. 2. Lt. Bliss, Ph. H-47804.
FOUND-Gold class ring, 1943. Bearing
name in band-J. A. Leslie 3d. Owner
call Chapel 5 and identify. Chaplain
J-imes R. Coffee, 591st SAW Bn.
LOST-Waterproof watch on Dec. 30.
Somewhere between PX No. 10 and
Co. C, 588th. SAW Bn. on Ave. J.
Reward if returned to Pvt. Ernest
Gadsby, Co. C, 588th SAW Bn.
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. 21. Don't worry, fellows, there
will be a reward if 1 can just get my
billfold back. Hoping! Cpl. Jules Fal-
leur, Hqs. Det. 3d Fighter Con. Ext.
321.
LOST-Oxford brown civilian slippers,
size 91/2. 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-C03,
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
Office.
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. Ruby 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
SAW Bn.
LOST One each John A. Yabroud,
1746th 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.
GOLD link bracelet with yellow
stones in interspaced blossoms, lost
at Ave. J when getting off Air Base
bus. Fifider contact Mrs. Simcic. Ph.
M-50-233. REWARD.
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
identity.
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 Geridd Perraugaux watch.
Lost in the cinity of the Hq. Co.
2nd Trainin/, Bn. Contact Pvt. John
R. Nelson 756th SAW Co. Reward
offered.


LOST AND FOUND
PARKER fountain pen bearing signa-
ture of Melvin Stern. REWARD OF-
FERED to finder. Write Melvin Stern,
730th SAW Co., Drew Field. Tampa,
Fla.
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,
588th area. FIVE DOLLAR REWARD
FOR FINDER. Pvt. Robert Wager.
Call ECHOES office, Ph. 287.
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-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 Coveg,
WAC Detachment Orderly Room. Ph.
231.
LOST-A red-brown Morroco leather
wallet, somewhere between rifle range
and E. 1st and M. All papers in it
made out to Walter Rodak, Hqs. and
Plotting Co., 571st SAW Battalion.
If you find it, you'll get a REWARD.
GREEN and black Parker fountain
pen, lost by Cpl. Ronald Luth, S-4
Section, AWUTC. Ph. 659. Can't even
spell without it.

HELP WANTED
MEN with experience in engraving.
Good chance to make some extra
dough. Apply Echoes office, Special
Service Bldg., 8th St. & Ave. B, or
telephone 2287.


ARMY NURSE AND AIR WAC Vocal-
ists for soldier and radio shows. Don't
be bashful. We'll tell you the truth.
Apply Base .Special Service Officer,
8th St. between Aves. A and B, or
phone Ext. 2258.


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. 874.
BROADCASTING operators, Air Corps
soldiers, who are itching to get radio
equipment into their hands, contact
Lt. Kluge, Ph. 258. Monitor and en-
gineer Drew Field radio broadcasts
in your free time.
ENLISTED man with watch repair ex-
perience, to work during off-duty
hour. Apply PX Personnel Office. B
Ave. and 1st.
Need a new suitcase when you
go on furlough? Place your ad in
the Echoes Classified section. It's
sure to get results.

FOR RENT
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
29-254.
WANT to share a house in St. Peters-
burg? Private bedroom, kitchen, and
sharable living room. $25 per month.
Call Pvt. Dave Brubach, Ph. 632.
OFFICER WANTED to share room in
desirable neighborhood. Separate en-
trance, private bath, steam heat, re-
frigerator, twin beds, inner-spring
mattress. MacDill bus. Phone H3015.
Captain Bradford.
LARGE master bedroom complete with
private bath, porch, and entrance. 161
Bosporus St.. Davis Island. Call Lt
Tedford, Ph. 202. or stop into 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-
ever.
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 Bob.39 Bomb Sq. 96thBomb Group.

PERSONALS


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 vyou. Please call M/Sgt.
Darrell Mintz. 594th Bomb Sq.. 396th
Bomb Group.
CHARLES CORKHILL, I'm unable to
make personal, contact with you. How
about writing me? Cpl. Al Cohen.
729th SAW Co.
If you don't need it,, don't keep
it-Swap that razor or that scarf
for something somebody else
doesn't need.


MISCELLANEOUS
WANTED-Military personnel who
love baseball to attend big baseball
roundup at the Bandshell January 13.
Players, umpires and commentators
will attempt to answer your questions.
Send your queries to the Base Public
Relations Office or the ECHOES
office. You may stump the experts.
Show starts 7 p.m. and continues
two hours. It's all for free-naturally.
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
Delano.


WANTED TO BUY
CAR-Preferably a model 38-40 Ford.
Call Capt. Lyon. Ext. 450 or Tampa,
H-3106 after 6 p.m.
LUGGAGE TRAILER Two-wheel
trailer in good condition. Lt. Wendell
E. Genson, 569th SAW Bn., 1st
Rept. Co.
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.,
H-32074.
"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'
Section.)
LATE moael 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 billfold can indulge
in. Cpl. Canning, Ph. 2287.
SUNBEAM electric razor. My beard and
I will be waiting for you to Ph. 575.
Lt Husting. 553d SAW Regt, Com-
munications Co.
GOOD second-hand 16mm sound pro-
jector, if priced right. Will pay
CASH. Machine must be in good
shape. Write or call Sgt. McCown,
Ph. H-32074. Tampa. 569th Hqs &
Plotting Co.
COMMUNICATIONS receiver; Echo-
phone. Skybuddy. National or Ham-
marlund. In fact, any model, so long
as it does the trick. Lt. Husting,
Ph. 575.


MORE coat hangers. Have had several
answers to my ad, but need still
more. Jealous bunk mates are bor-
rowing them from me. Pfc. Zika. WAC
detachment.
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.
373.
SOLDIER and wife would like fur-
nished house or apartment, three
rooms preferred: kitchen necessary.
Near Drew. if possible. Phone
H-22383, S/Sgt. Frank Tribuzio. 595th
Sq.. 396th B Gp.
IF you have a membership card for the
St. Petersburg Civic Music Association
which you would be wanting to sell.
contact Vita G. Seres. Hospital Dental
Clinic.
CANDID camera, preferably 35 mil.,.
but will pay cash for anything suit-
able for photographing Florida scenery
plus Florida girls. Call Lt. Robert F
Tennant, Ph. 601.
SMALL suitcase or traveling bag, suit-
able for furlough. Send card or call on
Pfc. Richard Adams. Ward B-19. Sta-
tion Hospital.

SWAPS
ALMOST new Underwood double-head
electric shaver for sale, or trade for
116 or 616 Eastman folding camera.
T/5 Bernard Slack, Co. B. 588th. 1102
Cleveland St., Tampa.
MARTIN FLASH semi-auto, telegraph
"bug," good as new. Will swap for
camera with 4.5 lens, or better. Sgt.
L. M. Richards Co. C. 588th" SAW
Battalion 5th and J.

WANTED TO RENT
YOUNG COUPLE desires one or two
furnished rooms in or near Tampa.
Can you help us? Sgt. Ray Goldstein,
592d Bomb Sq.
TWO-WHEEL luggage trailer in good
condition. Contact Lt. Wendell E.
Genson, 1st Reporting Co., 569th
SAW Bn.
WILL pay reasonable price for radio
power transformers with 5-volt and
6.3-volt windings and center-tapped
h.v. winding about 350 volts each side
of center tap. T/5 B. Wolff. 731st
SAW Co.
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. Harr'son 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.


TRANSPORTATION
WANT RIDERS or membership in
car pool, back and forth from St.
Pete daily. Leave St. Pete around
7:15 a.m., return at 5 p.m. Wanna
ride? Call Sandy Stiles, ph. 2218.
SOLDIER OR COUPLE wanted as
passengers for Little Rock, Ark.
Leaving Saturday or Sunday. Call
Mrs. Vincent S. Courtney, M-51-684.
3009 Florida Ave.
ARE YOU leaving for Ohio or vicinity
between January 7 and January 12?
My wife and I will share expenses
and the driving. Sgt. Herchler, 593d
Bomb Sq. Ext. 473.
INTERESTING PROPOSITION for
soldier and wife, returning to Drew
from Dayton, or vicinity, who wish to
drive a late model Chevrolet to Drew
Field. Reply in own handwriting to
2d SAW Tng. Regt. Special Service
Dept.
WANTED-Transportation from vicin-
ity of Buffalo and Nebraska Aves.
Must be on Base before 7:30-a.m.,
leave after 5 p.m. Would accept morn-
ing ride only. Gladly pay for trans-
portation. S/Sgt. E. Marchesi, 3d
FC, Ext. 312
RAILROAD TICKET FOR SALF-
Chicago to Tampa via Birmingham
and Albany. Will sell for half price.
Good until February 22. W/O Donald
A. Johnson, 746th SAW Co.
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
Station.
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. Lt. 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 am., return at
about 5:45 p.m. See Sgt. Randal. 820
5th Ave. No., Apt. 6, St. Pete.


FUNCTIONINd 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.
DO you go to Bradenton every day?
Would like a two-way ride. Leave
camp at 5 p.m. and return at 7 or
7:30 a.m. in the morning. Will pay
gladly for transportation. Sgt Yau-
man, Det. 5, 501st SAW Regt.
INTERESTED in a car pool or a ride
from Oldsmar every day? Arrive at
Drew at 8 a.m. and leave at 5 p.m.
Contact Pfc. Edward L. Aman, % Per-
sonnel section. 1st SAW Training Bn.
RAILROAD ticket for sale. Tampa to
Albuquerque via Memphis and Ama-
rillo. Reasonable rate offered by Lt.
M. T. George, Base Weather Station.
WANTED-Officer to drive 1941 Mer-
cury sedan from Tampa to San An-
tonio. Texas or vicinity. For details,
contact Lt. Alexander at H-47452 in
Tampa, or H-4871, extension 22.
WOULD you like to drive car back to
Tampa from Dallas or Fort Worth,
Texas? Will leave Texas January 1st.
If you need a ride.. call Pvt H. M.
Slaughter. Special Service section,
Hqs & Hqs Sq. Third Air Force.
Tampa.
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.

GIVE AWAY
ONE-YEAR-OLD male English bull-
dog. pedigreed. Call W-1953 Tampa or
call in person at 3904 Santiago St.
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
326.


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FREE WANT AD
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY
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FOR SALE
RETURN TICKET on Silver Meteor,
New York to Tampa. Will make it
yours for $15. Lt. Berenson, Ph. 375.


1934 FORD SEDAN, 4-door. Five
brand new tires just itching to travel.
Must sell immediately, 'cuz I need
$175 on the line. It's a bargain. Pvt.
Henry Stein, Co. C, 1st Tng Bn.
Phone Clearwater 7389.
TWO* one-way bus tickets from Tampa
to St. Pete. Two bits each. Call 2287
or stop in ECHOES office.
RAND ELECTRIC SHAVER. High
speed, single head for alternating cur-
rent. Major Paul R. Heaney, Hqs.
1st SAW Tng. Regt., Ext. 611.
LATE FOR YOUR DATES? I have a
chronograph wristwatch for sale at
reasonable price. Cpl. Paul Lowen-
stein, Hqs. Co., 5th SAW Tng. Regt.
35mm ZEISS CONTAX CAMERA, F:3.5
Tessar lens and Leitz miniature en-
larger, F:4.5 in perfect condition.
$200. Will sell separately. Lt. J. L.
Ciral, Ext. 819.
SLIDE RULE. K and E log. Log du-
plex vector rule. 10 inches long with
saddle leather case and instruction
books. Cpl. Albert Thayer, 748th
SAW Co., Ph. S-4722 between 6 and
8 p.m.
PORTABLE RADIO, complete with
extra batteries. Sold to the first per-
son to cross my palm with $20. Re-
cently overhauled. Pvt. Robert V.
Eld, 503d, 2d Rept. Co., Ext. 824.
1936 PLYMOUTH Deluxe 2-door sedan.
Motor in excellent condition. Good
rubber all around. Good appearance
and clean. Lt. Arnold Constable, Hq.
and Plot. Co., 564th SAW Bn. or 310
President St., Dunedin.
'38 HUDSON with custom-built radio
and heater. Five new tires and newly
overhauled motor. Good appearance.
Pfc. H. R. King, Co. C, 1st SAW
Tng. Regt.
BABY CARRIAGE. Pre-war Krolls
Royce with rubber tires. Large, fold-
ing model in good condition. Mat-
tress included. Cpl. Albert Thayer,
748th SAW Co. Ph. S-4722 between
6 and 8 p.m.


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-
hand drive. Owner needs 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.
Iteiner, 572 SAW Bn. Hqs. and Plot.
Co.


1940 DODGE sedan, 2-door, New tires,
radio, heater, defrosters. Excellent
condition throughout. Contact Lt. J.
A. Graffius, 564th SAW Bn. Ext. 587.


y_ pas t matrs an cuit


J BABY bassinet, mattress and curity
lning. 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.
477.
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 1524
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 rings, new seat covers.
Price $850. Call Major McVaugh, Ext.
749.
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-
pital.
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.
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.
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.
633.
IS your tent bare without a piano?
You may have a good Milton upright,
in perfect tune, complete with piano
bench, for just $100. Call on Pfc.
Byron Tilbury, Signal Hqs. Co.. Third
Fighter. or 5302 Florida Ave.. Tampa.
1941 DESOTO Coupe, perfect condition.
Five pre-war tires, all good. It's the
smoothest dark green deal I've seen.
Pfc. R. A. Brondage. 588th SAW
Bn.. Co. B.
17-JEWEL Benrus watch, yellow gold
case and band. Very good condition.
Will sell for $27.50. Pfc. Robert T.
Jones. Hqs. Co. Plotting Bn.. 503d
SAW Regt
GOOD engagement ring, brand new.
(Boohoo!) Size 5. Will sell- for $25 if
you want it for a pretty enough gal.
Pvt. David Dickson. Co. D. 1st SAW
Training Battalion.
MODEL '39 Harley Davidson motor-
cycle. Peppiest thing on wheels. Call
on Bill Caddick. 2d Reporting Co..
591st SAW Bn.
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 ca
Tampa H-24144.


CLASSIFICATIONS
* FOR SALE
* WANTED TO BUY
* SWAPS
* TRANSPORTATION
* GIVE-AWAYS
* LOST AND FOUND
* MISCELLANEOUS
* FOR RENT
* PERSONALS
* HELP WANTED
* WANTED TO RENT


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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944


NEWLY NAMED 588TH


REVIEWS '43 SPORTS

By PVT. GEORGE S. AMSBARY
The good old "588th" is now no more, but at least insofar as sports are concerned,
its memory will never fade!
It is now the 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Regiment-a new name, which in the fu-
ture, as in the past, will designate the most formidable athletic teams on Drew Field.
But before we ring in the new,
let's look at some of the things No. 3. It should be the contest
these sportsmen accomplished of the season!
this past year. And thus the sports parade of
SOFTBALL CHAMPS the old 588th Battalion has come 3 I n I
abreast of us. -Whether it be in
Back in the baseball season it softball, obstacle courses, foot-
all started. Eight teams were ball, or basketball-whether it be
organized within the Battalion, the 588th or the 2nd Battalion-
and one of those teams-that of we can be sure that their athletic
"C" Company-closed the season prowess will be as it has been
by winning the AWUTC play-off this past year something to
and being presented with the shoot at!
softball championship cup. Mem-
bers of this snappy, championship
team were: M/Sgt. Abe Toller; M ss Dee Kisses
S/Sgts. -James McCabe and
Helmer Winaas; Sgts. Pat Con- By CPL. WILLIAM SWARTZ
way, Curtis Mortimer, Burgess 569th Obstacle .
Parks, and Jack Roach; Cpls. It has been a very glamor-
John Harms, Wes Larabee, and .R o Brakr ous and exciting week for 2d
Ray Long; Pfc. Willie Kent; and Recor Dreaker Reporting Coman, 5d
Pvt. Vernon Uren. Reporting Company, 503d
Then in September came the' Sergeant Silvesti, of the SAW with movie stars run-
next great victory.' Everyone 569th SAW Battalion, ning all over the place. Al-
in the. old 588th didn't gripe smashed the Drew obstacle though we missed the Band-
(as most of us do) about the course record of 2:05 when he shell show, we were fortu-
obstacle course. The AWUTC ran the course in 1:47 during nate enough to be at the Ser-
put on an obstacle course meet th r in vice Club Dance when Misses
at this time, and four. of the te 4th Training egiments Roone and Hart
more intrepid strongmen of the athletic demonstration staged Brady, Rooney, ancd Hart
Battalion entered-and natural- Thursday and won a kiss made an appearance. In fact,
ly they won! from cinema's Miss Frances we stood quite close to them.
Sergeant Petzold crossed the Dee, who was the guest of the Ipso fact, Miss Brady spoke
line as the clock clicked 2 min- afternoon along with Miss a few words to your bashful
utes, 12 seconds. Technician Nan Brinkley. columnist and Sergeant Smith
Fourth Howard Stitt was right Miss Dee and Miss Brinkley, of the Surgeon's Office as-
behind him with 2:15; Sgt. standing at the finish line, gave sures us that the palpitation
Homer Henderson and CPI. plenty of added home stretch kick should disappear by 1948.
Weber White followed with to Sgt. Silvesti's record breaking
2:30 and 2:50 respectively.' The run. V FOR H
team average for the rugged With the obstacle course run Sergeant Elmer Walter, Cpl.
course and thus 2 another victory the feature of the day, the ten- Donald Blood, and Pvt. Charles
bonds, and thus another victory mile relay was won by the 569th Kaiser were at the dance too, but
was chalked up! SAW Battalion. The 563rd SAW they only had eyes for one of
And then a look at the calen- Battalion took a half lap lead at the Ve-ettes named Pat, who
dar said the football season was the start and held it until the looked Vargawjus in a backless,
at hand-and the old 588th last two laps of the relay when strapless evening gown.
shirked neither its duty nor its the 569th pulled out in front to Corporal Henry Kelner was
reputation. Five hardy gridders win by about eight yards. p those present, and
immediately signed up for the Following the two main field among ho seed cprent, ad
Drew Field varsity football team; events (and Miss Dee's kiss), the though h seemed content with
namely, Ist/Sgt. Ray Armstrong, units gave a demonstration of the tCearwater, we saw him mak-
Sgt. Frank Miseta, Cpl. Tom various types of physical training i earwatng we saw Mim mak-
Brown, and T/5s Joe Brogger and activities. The 765th SAW Com- ing goolyoo eyes at Miss Roo-
Gino Petitti. The rest of the pany took the Physical Fitness ey Hollywood. henry's fi-
gridiron fanciers got together and Test. The 563d SAW Battalion's ancee arrives here on the 17th.
organized six of the trickiest Hqs. and Plotting Company ran Some of you guys were lucky J
touch-football teams ever seen. the obstacle course as a unit. The enough to see Frances Dee and
They engaged in intra-battalion 576th SAW Battalion demonstrat- Nan Brinkley. We missed them
tournaments and are still battling ed the use of the track in double- by a second. We passed by one
it out to find the victor, timing and wind-conditioning, of the offices and smelled Chanel
HOT CAGERS The 575th, 569th, and the com- No. 5. For a moment we thought
mando detachment of the 576th it was Andy Baykowski's after-
With the coming of winter and gave an exhibition of the routine shave lotion, but soon realized
the basketball season occurs the in debarking, from a ship using that no enlisted man could af-
most interesting phase of all the the net, to complete a full pro- ford such luxury and there's an C
588th Battalion's sport activities, gram in which over 700 men par- AR against his wearing it.
It is especially interesting at the ticipated. It struck us immediately that b
present time because the season After the events, Miss Dee and there must be glamor girls in the e
is at its most exciting climax! Miss Brinkley signed their auto- near vicinity. We rushed around
The story begins Dec. 14, when graphs for the GIs participating pell mell sniffing, looking, and t]
a group of ex-college and high in the program. howling until someone was kind 2|
school cage stars organized a enough to tell us that the celeb-
team. They were: 1st Sgts. Ray 2d T cities had departed and only the
Ari strong and R. Scott; S/Sgt. hea Chanel remained. p
Bob McAtee; Sgts. Gordon Smith
and Bob Carper; Cpls. Bob Ack- BIG TIME T
man, Houston Schlosser, Lyle Ledh That was not Nijinski pirowet-
Crow, Tom Brown, and Bill Noll; ting at the dance, it was Nieciecki. h
Pfc. Ned Mitchell, and Pvt. Paul Arthur Murray taught him danc- a.
Tewell. Basketball league compe- igr M a a
The first game was with the ition in the 2 Training Regi- Buckslip to the Chamber of t
Tampa University cadets. Our meant has produced several Commerce: Gentlemen, it's rain-
boys won 220 On Dec. 21, hard fought ball games. Played ing.
h on S each Wednesday evening in Rec el
they played Hq. and Hq. Squad- Hall No. 3, the league currently Corporal and Mrs. Jack Lowe b
ron of*the 3d Fighter Com- has the 756th SAW Company are honeymooning in Sarasota. ic
mand. Again they won, 32-22. the only undefeated ball club, Did anyone see pretty Louella 1l
The next night they played a with four victories. Williams lacrimating at the th
much vaunted Jesuit High Individual scoring leadership wedding ceremony? What B
School quintet, of the loop is a close race be- causes that? sc
And they again won, 58-43. tween Cpl. Sol "Robbie" Has anyone ever heard Cpl. st
By this time they began to Schechter, 756th SAW Co. and Dick Kerr make a conversa- ei
realize they were "hot." Three Cpl. Joe Stehson, Hqs. Co. tional point? It's really emo- a]
more games followed and in Schechter with 66 points and tional. If he's not careful, in
each of them they were vic- Stenson with 65 points have a they're going to put him in a
torious. They took Plant Park hot scoring race. Bette Davis picture. ex
to the tune of 41-28; the Navy League Standings
Recruiting team 33-22; and on LWon Lost Pet. Corporal Louis Pepe seems to
Dec. 30, the 4th Training Bat- 756th SAW CO. 4 0 1.000 have retired to a peaceful and N
talion, 39-28. Six games sched- 746th SAW Co. 2 1 .666 monogamous life. Comment t:c
Hqs. Co. 2 2 .500 tr
uled, and six games won-a 570th SAW Bn. 1 1 .500 Knock wood.
perfect record! 572d SAW Bn. 0 2 .000 Strictly personal anni the fo
760th SAW Co. 0 2 .000 Strictly personal: Jeannie, the
SAW Co. 0 3 .000
In the meanwhile, they read in Leading Scorers fellows are showing off their B
the ECHOES of the progress of (over 20 pts.) girls' portraits and you know
the terrific Drew Field hard- Player Tem Pts. how sensitive I am-so send that cc
t Schechter 756th 66 picture you promised of my fa-B
wood enthusiasts. Three times Stenson Hqs. Co. 65 yo promised of my fa- B
they challenged them, and finally Hamburger Hqs. Co. 50 vorite pin-up girl. ta
the Drew Field team decided to Hienz 572d 3q
pick up the gauntlet. The game Cantrell 756th 31 Don't strike out. You will if be
between the 2nd Battalion, 1st orgrave s. Co. 2 you miss the gigantic baseball al
Oschman 756th 27 mt
Training Regiment (formerly the Toomasian 746th 25 roundup at the Bandshell January b3
588th SAW Battalion) cagers and Wridge 570th 23 13. Big league players, umpires ac
the Drew Field team will be held Kravetz 570th sCo and commentators will be there
Thursday, Jan. 6, at Rec Hall Alexander 746th 21 to entertain you. af


Fun, Frolic, Food


FRANCES DEE AND NAN
BRINKLEY, who outwitted
the weather and wartime
transportation problems to
get to Drew Field, ate one
of their GI meals in the
messhall of the Base De-
tachment, Headquarters
Section. (Above) Mess Ser-
g e a n t Clarence Lewis
(standing, right) had Miss
Dee autograph a book for
him. Did some wise guy ask
if it were a cook book?
Annie Rooney's singing,
dancing' and shape were
three of the big things that
made the bandshell show
such a success. At the right
she's thrilling the GIs with
her vocal cords. Miss
Rooney was accompanied by
Pianist Composer- Vocalist
Walter Juhrman. She was
part of big show featur-
ing Mal Hallett's Coca-Cola
Spotlight Band. Hallett's
music was broadcast nation-
ally direct from the band-
shell. Among the others on
the program were Holly-
wood starlets Neila Hart
and Ruth Brady. (See edi-
torial on page 4.)

HOLLYWOOD STARS DINE


WITH 2ND BN., 1ST AW

When "Lowly" G s get to eat in a mess hall with lus-
:ious-looking movie queens, it's something to talk about!
And that's what happened jdst
before the Bandshell Show, Dec- graph books, and made many
mber 28. men happier, the honored guests
Scattered at tables throughout left and were driven to the
the dining room of Kitchen No. Bandshell immediately to present
0 that eventful evening were their show.
Annie Rooney, Ruth Brady, Neila
[art, and Pianist-Singer-Com- Basketball Refs
oser Walter Juhrman.
RED STARS Needed; Pay 50c
The stars were tired and
hungry, and rightly so after their Cage referees are urently
arduous and sleepless journey needed to officiate in the Drew
through adverse weather all the Field Base Basketball league
ray from Hollywood. which opens Monday and will
But they didn't show it. Sev- be paid 50 cents a game with
ral enlisted men were appointed three tilts scheduled each night,
y Lt. J. W. Hope, Special Serv- it was announced yesterday.
:es Officers of the 2nd Battalion, Lieutenant C. W. Lyons, Base
st Training Regiment, to make physical director, said that ex-
he celebrities "feel at home." perience was necessary and
ut, perhaps because of the that all umpires would be
:rumptuous meal, the guests tested before'given authority.
icceeded in entertaining the men Interested officiating veter-
yen in their "off duty hours," ans should contact Lt. Lyons
nd gave no indication of need- at the Base Special Service
ig morale-building themselves, office.
Silent tribute was' paid to the
excellent meal prepared by Lt. 'Chutist Faces Death;
erley, Mess Officer of Kitchen ""t F Dea
o. 20, and his men. The stars Thinks of Mother, Gal
:leaned" the partitioned metal
ays until the last vestige of ENGLAND.- (CNS) -William
ood was consumed. Robson, an Ontario paratrooper
EST IN LAND who plunged 700 feet to earth
under a half-collapsed chute and
And we dare never again lived to tell the tale, said that
implain about "GI coffee!" during his fall he thought of his
lond and ravishing Neila Hart mother and his girl.
sted her steaming cupful, and While falling, Robson, now
quealed in sincere delight. "I've hospitalized here said: "I tugged
een practically living on coffee and yanked but the 'chute
1 during this trip, and this is wouldn't open all the way. I
r far the best I've tasted all thought I was goirt to die and
ross the country," she said. right after that I taught 'What
Satisfied, rested, and happy, will my mother and mj' girl think
after having signed several auto-when I'm killed'."


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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944 PAGE FIFTEEN


CageLeague AW Five Plays 588th



Opens Play -- I
OpnsPay C .\ CA Tonight Set


In New Gym spot orQuints
The new Base Gymasium or Quints
will be officially turned over T C
by Base Engineers to Drew
personnel athletic programs To Compete
January 10, when the Drew- :W ::::;Ma:. ss..a:a,.
Field Base Basketball League > \ By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN By PVT. PETE PETERSON
begins its 1944 schedule. The 592d Bomb Squadron Undefeated, with six
All Base Basketball League came to the front of the straight wins under its belt,
games will be played in the new the AWUTC varsi bsket
-gymnasium located on 5th St. and Drew Field basketball sport the A varsity asket-
'Ave. E. Three games per evening parade the past week. Play- ball team meets th 588th
will be played with the first ing the AW varsity Thursday tonight at Rec: Hall No. 3.
game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and su r Theen varsity Jursnayy
each following game to be played evening, the squadron bowed Then on Saturday, January
hourly on the half hour. Games in defeat by a 37-31 score 8, the boys will tangle again
will be played five nights a week, wt but of fi
Monday, .Tuesday, Wednesday but only after forcing the with their bitterest opposi-
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, ony aer forcing e96thBombardment
Friday and Saturday. star-laden AW to battle for tion, the 396th Bombardment
Lieutenant Charles W. Lyons their fifth consecutive vic-Group.
announced three leagues will be In .their last meeting the
in operation. Each league will tory. AWUTC gang barely nosed out
play one game per evening with Held scoreless in the first the Bombardiers, mostly because
the schedule to run through its period and trailing at half time they took them lightly, finally
completion in two weeks. The by a sizable margin, 592d com- taking them by a score of 52 to
winners of each league will have pletely dominated the play in 47. But the Bombardiers were
a play-off for tie championship. the third period to sneak within loaded with an array of stars
Upon the winning of the cham- "Looks like Rip Sewell's warming up his blooper ball striking distance. The bomber which the Signal Corps boys
pionship, the leagues will be re- fo D Fid 1"squadron went out *in front 26-25 never expected. Upon learning
arranged accordingto strength of r is Drew Field appearance January 13.in the last quarter, when Carol of this lineup, Coach Sol Shechter,
teams proven in the first half of Ravoli broke fast to lay a sleeper acting in the absence of Coach
league play. With such an ar- 'a F5 G T E R C A G ERS off the backboards. Corporal Lt. Vincent Lusardi, sent out a
rangement, strong teams will be3 U I A Mark Rubin's foul toss made it hurry-up call for most of his stars
placed in one loop, average teams 27-25 with six minutes to play in downtown Tampa who were on
in League two and the weak sis- O O remaining pass.
then will have a strong league RED H O T IN O P N ER AW plays its snappiest ball (The Cat) Fowler, Lt. Ed Erland-
according to classification. game when the chips are down. son and a few others. However,
Schedule for the first week of By CPL. C. D. HED Up against the aggressive 592d, it was not without some uneasy
play: moments before the 396th was
January 10, Monday, 6:30 p.m- Take a tip and don't sell the Headquarters Detachment the cool, experienced college beaten They have two players
League No. 1, .593d Bomb Third FC basketballers short when-the Base Special Services and professional stars, that who can hold their own with any
Squadron vs. Hospital Team League gets underway. Coach Lt. Arthur Colley proved clutter the AW lineup, began to basketball team in the country.
No. -1. smoothly peck away and regain In Lieutenant Philpot, formerly of
7:30 p.m. League No. 2, 595th that they've got the makings of a red-hot combination last the l l chechter dropped st nn Lieutenant hilpot fo ttyo
Bomb Squadron vs. Hospital week with three victories arid a tie in four practice games. thead.t shot from outside the foupd ersity -in t, the Bombar-
8:30 p.m. League No. 3, 594th SITARZ PACES circle to even the count. De diers have one of the best sol-
Bomb Squadron vs. Hospital With elongated Ed Sitarz, the Guard Moon Mullins, a e ang-up Angelo and Tetun scored for dier fives in this area.
Team No. 3. "Deadeye Dick'" of the club, set- performer both on the offense and
amno games ting a sizzling scoring pc set- defense Forwards Jim Wight AW to make it 32-27. Coming While winning their sixth
January .11, Tuesday, no games ting a sizzling scoring pace, the Jackon Pa and Guard Hal r ack at the miht AW straight game last Saturday
(Sgt. Joe Louis' exhibition in quint battled to a draw with Jef- and Jackson Pageand Guard Hal right bac a migy nightagainst the Tampa Cadets,
the Bandshell). person High, thumped Hillsbor- lubo usually round out the aggregation, Olkers tallied two the AWUTC did a bit of ex-
January 12,Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. ough High, rolled over the 337th fighters' starting line-up, with goals to cut the AW lead to one perimenting. They won by 45
League No. 1, Base Hqs. De- Fighter Group of Sarasota andchinske, Jim Pringle and Bob point, score 32-31. DeAngelo, on to 35, but Lusardi used every
tachment vs. Hqs. 396th Bomb nipped Plant High. rysho upwell relief a push up from the foul lane man on his squad in an effort
Group. Pivotman Sitarz had the roles to find a good combination. The
Detachment vs. Drew Field scorekeepers running around in roles.Schechter, a foul toss, and Lt. Cadets were warned in advance
7:30 p.m. League No. 2, 3d FC circles trying to keep up with Fowler's, a rebound tap in, set about Fowler and put two men
Detachment vs. Drew Field his dazzling shots as he chalked 4TH BASKETBAL the final score 37-31. on him. But the strategy failed,
Cadets. up 26 points in the 46-46 dead- as Pvt. John (Leaning Tower
8:30 p.m. League No. 3, 828th lock with Jefferson. His two Lieutenant John Fowler paced of Pisa) Toomasian, giant cen-
Guard Squadron vs. 3d Fighter free throws in the fading see- LEADERS PLAN the AW scoring of the evening ter, tipped in point after point
Signal Co. bonds of the tilt staved off de- with 16 points while Paul Olkers from under the basket.
feat for the Fighters. ALL-STAR UNIT eatured for the 592d with his ardi wishes to make it plain,
Revengewas sweet as Sitarzbasket scoring in the third period Lusardi wishes to make it plain,
756eth 2d SAWes t a3 bringing the 592d backing the however, that he needs more bas-
Sled his .teammates to a 35-22 tri- ketball players.
s ees W i umph over Hillsborough, bucket- During the past week, action game. game with McDill Field is
Ba eteer W in ing 14 digits for high-scoring was taken toward forming a CHAPLAIN COACHES coming up, and the MacDill crew
honors. The five had dropped a basketball club composed of sev- Lieutenant Henry Duhan, 396th would rather beat AWUTC than
34-22 decision to the schoolboys eral of the outstanding basketeers Bomb Group Chaplain, coached get a three-day pass.Lusardi
The 756th SAW Company the week before from the clubs participating in the the 592d .basketeers. Sergeant urges all AWUTC men who have
rode on the broad shoulders CONTINUES PACE Fourth Training RegimentLeague. Rodino handles the managership had high school or college basket-
One game has already been details with Chaplain Duhan out- ball experience to report any day
of Cpl. Sol. Schechter to their Traveling to Sarasota the played, with the Fourth dropping laying the strategic flight plans. at Rec. Hall No. 3 at 5 p.m.
fourth consecutive cage .win, hoopmen had little difficulty in to the speedy 588th Club of the 592d proved the results of their EVERY MAN WILL BE GIVEN
w th e e disposing of the 337th Fighter Tampa City L'eague, 37-28. between halves "briefing," by A TRYOUT, REGARDLESS OF
when the stocky East Group, 26-14. The Fighters held Among the men reporting for coming back in and forcing the HIS EXPERIENCE!
Stroudsburg State alumni the upper hand all the way as the team were: Lt. Milewski, play in the second half There are other games in the
tossed seven als from Sitarz banged the backboards for Whitey Hodge, Renaker, Snow,ay offing, and the men who make
tossed seven goals ro e 12 counters. Collins, Lt. Scheidt, Lt. Aron, Rec Hall No. 4, located in the team can be assured of a trip
court and dominated the A neat bit of ball freezing Pampaloni, Patton, 576th; Victory, the rear of Service Club No. 1, or two.
floor play leading to the 31-16 late in the fourth quarter gave Detachment 31; Jerry Kaish, Co. opened for basketball play But to get back to this MacDill
ctoy e the 570th SAW a 38-37 nod over Plant in a nip A; and Glor. Monday evening with a large game:
Victory over the t AW and tuck thriller. Again it was A schedule of games is being group of athletes tossing bas- Both teams are undefeated.
Battalion. Sitarz leading the scoring pa- formed for the aggregation with kets at the six hoops placed on MacDill nosed out Drew for'the
0 Completely 756th throughout rade with 16 points. the next tentative Thursday night the court. A fast practice game championship last season, when
the game, a tight man-for-man Just to keep the records straight, when the 4th will meet the 568th was played between 396th Drew had to play in the finals
defense set up against the 570th the Detachment is far from a at Rec Hall No. 3 as a prelim- Bomb Group athletes. Base with third-stringers. This is
held the battalion basketeers' "one-man outfit." Sitarz has been inary to the varsity game. The Detachment League play will not an excuse. Transfers will
high scorers to but four points getting plenty of support from game will start at 6:30 p.m. begin January 10th. occur.
each. Private John Kravetz, Last week in Rec Hall No. 3, But Lusardi and Shechter are,
nkan Lea ch os two DREW S O W N TS BO W L Sgt. Sid Stein kept hazing Cpl. shallwe say, champing at the bit
twin pointers for the 570th. WSol Schechter during the AW to get at MacDill.
HEADQUARTERS WINS varsity 592d cage game, Then there is Lt. Arthur Col-
Headquarters Company of the IW N BY 5 H A W Schechter coached Stein at Port ley, physical training officer of
2d SAW Regiment rolled over W O N BY 5TH A W A Chester High (N. Y.) .wonder the Third Fighter Command. He
the 572d SAW Battalion with W what Sid Stein would have said was the coach of the Drew gang
S/Sgt. Hamburger pacing the had he been in the Rec Hall New last year. And he says he has
43-29 victory with 23 points. Fifth Training Regiment's TS Bowl was filled to the Year's Day when his former some boys who can knock off the
The Headquarters win put them brim with football fandom New Year's Day when the A-3 coach failed to report to the ref- AWUTC gang.
back into the victory column and eree and had a technical foul To this Lusardi, Capt. J. Van
.500 brandballfor theseasonto gridders defeated the Adjutants by a 1-0 score in their holi- ain hi o Sistine and Shechter say: "Bring
.0tcalled against himself "Don'tthem on!"
date. day touch football game. do as I do, do as I say!" And let it be said Colley will
Hie7 pind thepiv slot fori i Ending in a scoreless deadlock, the 1-0 victory was de- AW-396TH GAME not be allowed to heckle the op-
eight fed oaeir scoring withcided upon after A-3 had piled up the most yardage gained Looking forward to the Satur- posing team while packing up and
eight field goal. day's basketball game in Rec down the sidelines, the while
Points scored: Headquarters, (43); from scrimmage day's basketball game in Rec dow te e
Hamburger 23, Stenson 10, Forgrave 7,
Barasch 2, Reed 1. 572d SAW Co.. (29); Hard fought with each team age. Staff Sgt. Bill Connallon, Hall No. 3 when the undefeated Another ga h e on schedule is
Hienz 16, Burke 6 Hiedel 3, Reeves 2. Sgt. "Pops" Bridges, Pvt. Garvey AW varsity meets the crack 396th withthe Maritime Service of St.
anBoxtel Tom McGranar Of- bucking the line with fury and Mills, Sgt. Gaydos and Pvt. Bomb Group Officers again. Their Petersburg on January 13 at Rec.
ficial Timer: Pvt Bill O'Brien. passing with needle threading ac- "Greek" Margollos had their last meeting was a red hot cage Hall No. 3.
curacy, the game included a dec- sleeves rolled up fighting tooth battle with. AW winning 52-47, But the big game is with Mac-
You're off the beam if you oration of\the Purple Eye for and nail for alma-mamy, A-3. and fireworks are expected to go Dill.
miss the big baseball roundup at Sgt. Boyaian, following his lacer- In defeat, dying for dear old Ad- with the ball game Saturday eve- The time? We don't know.
the Bandshell January 13. Big ated optic sustained in action. jutants section were Lt. Mardian, ning. Both clubs are packed with The result? AWUTC 45, Mac-
league baseball stars, umpires and Slam banging A-3 roamed to Lt. Musumeci, Cpl. Steve Benak, outstanding cage stars thus giv- Dill 34.
commentator."'will be there to victory with swivel hipped Lt. Sgt. Boyaian, Cpl. Coviello, Pvt. ing the spectators plenty of big (Sue me at Silly Solly's if I'm
entertain y"i. Nacy Nunn reeling off the yard- Osmer and Cpl. Pristl. tirne cord burning, wrong.)















DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944


REWARDED WITH A BIG HUG THE HELLDIVER-WORLD'S TOUGHEST DIVE BOMBER


THANKFULLY HUGGING reporter Chet Opal is Mrs. Martha Zajdel, 68-
year-old widow and soldier's mother who was evicted from her Chicago
home for lack of funds. The newsman had just given her $192 which had
been sent to him by strangers who read of her plight. (International)

JAP OR NAZI-THEY TAKE 'EM ON


WITH BOMB BAY DOORS WIDE OPEN, the new Curtiss-Wright Helldiver (SB2C) begins its furious plunge
toward a target below. The speedy dive bombers, the Navy just disclosed, made their debut in an attack on
the Jap base at Rabaul where they destroyed two enemy warships, and damaged two others. Rear Admira?
John H. Towers described the new plane as "the world's best dive bomber." (International)

FLYING FORTS DOWNED OVER BREMEN


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A MARINE AND SAILOR proudly look at the record of enemy planes de-
stroyed by straight-shooting gun crews on their ship in widely separated
theatres of operation. The score to date is one Nazi fighter and four
Jap two-engined bombers. Navy photo. (International)
CLOSE-UP OF NAZI 'SECRET WEAPON'
...


THE AIR POUNDINGS that many German cities have been receiving are not without cost to Great Britain and
the U. S. This dramatic photo combination shows the death of two Flying Fortresses of the U. S. Army 8th
Air Force during a reednt raid over Bremen. A bomber (left) with smoke pouring from its motors hurtles
earthward (circle). At right, as other four-motored bombers leave trails of vapor behind them high in the
sky, one plane plunges down with its severed tail (circle) behind. Air Forves photo. (International)
SURRENDERED GERMAN BOMBER NOW GUINEA PIG


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THIS BEING A WAR of "secret weapons," here is the German contribu-
tion, which is no longer a secret. It is a rear view of the much written
about rocket guns used on the Russian front. Weapons of this type, on
a much larger scale, are believed to line the French Channel coast for use
against the Allies when they start their invasion. (International)


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TESTS BEING CONDUCTED at Wright Field Laboratory, Dayton, O., on the German JU-88 bomber above are
revealing how our enemy's planes compare with ours. Its German pilot, having had enough of the war, flew
the bomber from Rumania to the British airfield at Cyprus and surrendered. Two American officers flew the
JU-88 back to Ohio using wing gas tanks from a P-38 Lightning. (International' -undphoto)
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