Title: Drew Field echoes
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Title: Drew Field echoes
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Language: English
Publisher: Post Exchange
Place of Publication: Tampa Fla
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
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General Note: "Published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 39 (Dec. 2, 1943).
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Drew Field Echoes TORHE


Alley Oop Here Tonight



T, M _

ALLEY OOP WALKS through Drew Field tonight and gives
a lecture on his adventures. That is, V. T. Hamlin, creator
of the Oop, comes to talk to soldiers. The popular car-
toonist whose comic strip is seen in about 700 newspapers
will speak at Service Club No. 1 today at 8 p.m.

New'Secret Weapons'

Surpass Nazis' Arms
B.v-Camp Newspaper Service the Bureau of Ordnance
The United States Army much of this progress was
arid Navy have developed made. "Some of the latter,
a series of deadly new "se- which are fully comparable
cret weapons" that equal to the German radio-con-
arid even far surpass any- trolled bomb and acoustic
thing the Nazis are. known homing torpedo, have been
to have. in actual use in the war for
One of them is the 75mm. many months but even their
plane cannon now carried purpose cannot be re-
b, Mitchell bombers. It al- vealed."
ready has destroyed a Jap When the full story
dr-stroyer with a single finally may be told, Adm.
mighty volley, according to Blandy said, it will be
reports. Another is a new recognized that our "secret
ar, ti-aircraft gun which will weapons" rank "as high or
,hoot higher than any plane even higher" than those of
can fly. A third is the new the enemy. One weapon in
57-ton tank, a huge monster particular, the admiral de-
built at a locomotive plant cleared, had been labeled
vhich is big enough and "impossible" by a famous
tough enough to knock out European scientist but
anr known tank the enemy nevertheless has been per-
can put on the field, fected and put into use with
The Navy haa augmented telling effect against the foe.
it- great warship building In addition to developing
program with the develop- potent new weapons of our
ment of some ordnance sen-, own, the Army and Navy
nationss so amazing that they have also been giving time
have astounded the world to the study of new wea-
ct science, pons developed by the Ger-
*There are hundreds of mans. Nazi rocket guns,
new developments, some re- aerial bombs and Hitler's
finements and others revo- famous "silver fire" are
lutionary in nature," ac- under constant surveillance
cording to Rear Adm. W. H. by our experts who are
P. Blandy, during whose busy developing the anti-
tenure in office as chief of dotes to these weapons.

Phillips Field

Has Half Price

Specialty Night

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
It's a 15-way bargain for
Drew field soldiers tonight
when the Phillips Field amuse-
ment park, offers special prices
to GIs during Drew Night.
Fifteen spine-tingling rides,
featured by the triple-looped
skyride, will be open to Drew
soldiers at 11 cents per ride.
Normally the rides cost 20 and
25 cents. The skyride, only one
of its kind in the south, com-
bines the thrills of a ferris
wheel and a loop-the-loop and
tests even the stoutest heart.

Alleged Fake GI Nabbed
With Good Conduct Medal
When police arrested Louis *Bo-
tellos, 52, on, a charge of illegally
wearing a uniform he was sport-
ing these insignia on his Army
blouse: Purple Heart, Pacific
Combat Theater, Asiatic service
with three stars, defense bar with
two stars, World War I ribbon
with five stars, Distinguished
Service Cross, Croix de Guerre
with palms, Belgian, Cuban and
Nicaraguan campaign ribbons,
amphibious forces, Guadalcanal
and Alaska action, sergeant's
stripes, 20 years' service stripes
and-the Good Conduct Medal.

The Baer Brothers' Circus
comes to Drew Field Monday
night and presents a ring of
surprise features of enter-
tainment along with the
seven bouts between Avon
Park Bomb Range pugilists
and Drew Field battlers. Max
and Buddie Baer will referee
these bouts at the Bandshell.
The bouts scheduled in addition
to the Baer Circus will be three-
round bouts from the light heavy-
weight class through the heavy-
weight division.
The Avon Park boxing team is
coached by Sgt. Weber and is a
strong fight stable.
The Baer brothers, both ser-
geants, will visit the Base on
their tour of Army installations.
Their program stresses the value
of Special Service Work and
Physical Fitness programs.
A perpetual clown in the ring,
Max Baer mugged his way
through a couple of motion pic-
tures and was in a position to
make a fortune in Hollywood and
on the radio if he could have re-
tained his crown. The Baer that
knocked out Max Schmeling in 10
rounds was a killer. The Baer
who won the title from Camera
in 11 rounds was a murderer, but
the Baer who lost the crown to
aging Jimmy Braddock and froze
before the punches of Joe Louis
was strictly an also ran.
Brother Buddy, one of the larg-
est men to challenge for the
heavy diadem gave Louis a busy
evening in Washington in May,
1941.. Given no chance aganist
Louis, young Baer put Bomber
Joe on the canvas and was carry-
ing the fight until Louis caught up
with him in the sixth and won in
the seventh on a knockout. In a
return bout, Louis kayoed Buddy
in the first round.
The Baer Brothers are the sec-
ond troupe of top flight boxers
to coine to Drew within the past
two weeks. Sgt. Joe Louis Bar-
row and Pvt. George (Jackie)
Wilson, former welter kingpin
were here January 11.
Captain Charles W. Lyons, Base
Physical Training Officer, expects
a large crowd for boxing card.

WAC Mother

Loses Son

To Enemy
Last Friday a telephone mes-
sage informed Pvt. Irene Zeiner,
Drew Field Air WAC, that the
son for whom she joined the
service had lost his life.
Lieutenant Leighton Zeiner,
AAF, was killed in action on De-
cember 30.
He had been stationed in Eng-
land several months prior to his
death.- His mother received the
tragic news while on duty at the
Base Hospital, where she has
been assigned since her arrival
at Drew Field three weeks ago.
After an emergency furlough,
Pvt. Zeiner will return to her Air
Corps post, to carry on for her

Nix Says Sarge

To Nicked GI

S/Sgt. Stanley "Statement of
Charges" Kopetsky, a supply ser-
geant in 1st Regt., AWUTC,
swears it's true:
A private with only a few
months of GI behind him, ven-
tured into the supply office and
asked: "Sarge, when do you issue
us more razor blades-the one
that came with my GI razor is
getting pretty dull."






V. T. Hamlin, create of Alley Oop, the man with the
club and the time machine, will give the lowdown on the
comic characters tonight at 8 p.m. at Service Club No. 1.
The originator of Alley Oop
will autograph drawings of the F e
favorite warrior of millions for
soldiers. Free Advice
Hamlin comes as the second
feature of the ECHOES Forum er e On
which last week presented base- O offered
ball pros at the Bandshell.
Alley Oop is syndicated in ap- I OX W orrie
proximately 700 newspapers
throughout many parts of the Beginning today, the
world. A Spanish Alley Oop goes
through his antics to the delight ECHOES offers free and au-
of South American readers. thentic advice on income tax
How Alley Oop gets where
he does, and the work and problems to all Drew Field
preparation behind a comic military personnel.
strip will highlight tonight's. in- O e m a
formal talk. Officers, enlisted men and Air-
Oop has been ahead of the WACs with any type question
American troops in their in- about their income tax are in-
vasion of Africa and Sicily. vited to submit them to the
Military experts and thousands-
of people write letters to Ham- ECHOES, which will give the cor-
lin asking him how he man- rect answer.
ages to keep the wandering Oop This up to the minute,
in a region where front line straight from the- government
action is taking place.
tion is tain plae feed bag service is made by the
Oop left Africa shortly before ECHOES through the co-opera-
the Allies invaded Sicily. Sure
enough, Oop was in Sicily. tion of the Tampa office of the
The man with the club is now Bureau of Internal Revenue.
in the Orient, perhaps forecasting So, any questions you have on
greater emphasis on that theater y i t
of operations. your income tax should be for-
The Comic Art profession is warded to the ECHOES, which
a PROFESSION with capital will take them up with the local
letters. Research to make the office.
characters realistic and not defy Don't fuss with expensive books
historians is part of Hamlin's in an effort to straighten out
in an effort to straighten out
(Continued on Page 5) your income tax headaches. The

Officers' Wives Offer ECHOES will *give you the
straight, authentic answer-right
Free Mending to GIs from Uncle Sam's representatives
All enlisted men who have in Tampa.
clothing in need of mending or Address all inquiries to the In-
minor alterations, or who need come Tax Editor, The ECHOES,
chevrons or insignia sewed on, Base Special Service Office, 8th
may avail themselves of free se Speci vice ice 8th
sewing service rendered by the St. and Ave. B.
Officers Wives' Sewing Club. The Income Tax Editor is ready
Clothes should be left at Chapel to handle any number of in-
No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tues- quiries, so step up and let's name
day morning, them.

SGT. MAX BAER, former world's champ, hugs a WAC
corporal and promises a bang-up show at Drew Field Monday
night when he brings his gang of sluggers for a show to be



MacDill Quintet to Play Drew

Brown Named


QM Night Owls

The New Year in the QM Section has begun with a
bang. Congratulations and all that to those who were re-
cently promoted: Captain Robert S. Noonan, executive offi-
cer; M/Sgt. Mitchell Aycock, T/Sgt. Ed. Phillips, S/Sgt.
Bill Simpson, S/Sgt. John Hiltenbeitel, S/Sgt. James Shar-
ver, Sgt. Raymond Hatchet, Sgt. Clarence Johnson, Sgt. Bob
Lowder, Sgt. Louis Ratliff, Sgt. Robert Sheldon and Sgt.
Paul Brant.
Besides promotions, severalnew
faces have made their appearance nil il
in QM. They are:' Pvt. Charles
A. Nelson, Pvt. John P. Smetana, kes
Cpl. James R. Quigly, Pvt. Nich-
olas Calagias, Pvt. Ralph Wiley, FC Likes
Pvt. Francis Minnicucci, Pvt.
Clarence Bradford, Pvt. Marvin Cali heni
Godfrey and Pvt. Robert Rosen-
thall. Welcome to the QM, men.

The meanest man of the week
is Sgt. Wilburn Brown. Why?
He borrowed 10 dollars to go
out and enjoy life. (No, not in
the sense the "Green Light"
speaks of). Cpl. Sam Perry
accompanied him, too. They
visited a fine Tampa restan-
The steak dinner and liquid
nourishment a c c u m ula-t e d to
around nine bucks. We pause
here to mention that, somehow,
a beautiful and mysterious girl
ate with them. While the waiter
stood near the table giving the
fish eye, honest Sam could not
stand the pressure, so he laid a
ten dollar bill on the proper plate.
Of course, the others at the table
didn't notice this, only when 15
cents worth of clinking change
Then two people muttered
something unintelligible about
helping out on the expense. But
the worst rub of the deal came
when Wilburn flatly told Sam to
clear the deck, suggesting the
cinema. Soft Sam obeyed. Wil-
burn had a lovely time holding
hands with the sweet young thing
somewhere in a USO, and came
home with 10 dollars he never
Pvt. Miozza continues to beau-
tify the barracks of Platoon Two.
It looks better than ever, Miozza.
Sgt. Lowder twirls on the inside
like an electric washer when he
gets enough suds, and we don't
mean Rinso.
There is an old saying: Every
tub stands on its own bottom.
We can't say this of "Suds"
Lowder. And what is all this
noise about Isaac Ratliff? .
Said Sgt. Sheldon concerning
New Year's resolutions: "Why
make them when you can't do
anything to break them? Silly,
isn't it?"
The Officers' volleyball teams,
the Reds and the Blues, declared
a truce long enough to have a
delicious dinner at the club last
tuesday evening. Here's why.
rhe losing team was to treat the
winning team. But in the num-
ber of games played, the score
was even, so everyone treated

The men in Signal Hq.
Company, Third FC look for-
ward to the four o'clock
physical training period each
day. Corporal Bogue is in
charge and his policy is to
put the emphasis on competi-
tive games such as volleyball,
basketball, softball and touch
football rather than on calis-
The volleyball games are prob-
ably the most popular and hotly
contested because everyone has
an equal chance to figure in the
play and scoring regardless of size
or ability. Any of those big boys
will tell you that when "Little"
Willie goes up and mows 'em
It's not unusual to see the fel-
lows get up a game in their spare
time, either.
We also have a sharpshooting
basketball team that should begin
to click soon.
They say George Schaffer re-
cently took in his first GI movie
since entering the service. Guess
the Twin Palms must have.closed
for the winter.
Harry Kinnaman tells us he left
his heart up in Tennessee on his
last furlough.
Some of the lads in the Radio
Section will bet even money that
Corporal Minnick spends his next
furlough in Iowa. And he's not
going there to raise corn, either.
Kropie denies that from now on
the KP's will address all cooks
as Sir, but don't address him as
Pfc. or he may reach for a meat
Frank Kutchie never misses a
Sunday evening radio program
called "Predictions of Things to
Come." What do you see in the
crystal ball, Frank?
Tall, blond, handsome Al Oelt-
jen is being "racked plenty" these
days. The other night he rushed
to the aid of a buddy who had
one beer too many, only to find 1
the buddy as sober .as "The



Out at West I. C. last week, the 746th SAW Company
of the 5th Training Battalion turned its filter room into a
theater and settled down for a solid evening of entertain-
ment, provided by a USO show.
The show, by the way, consisted of an entire family-
father, mother, two daughters and a son.

Cpl. Holt Hits

Doggie Jackpot
Cpl. Russell W. Holt (A-3, 1st
Regt., AWUTC) is finally recov-
ering frpm the shock he received
New Year's Day when "his"
Washington Huskies took a 29-0
lacing from the USC Trojans in
the Rose Bowl.
Aiding in his recovery was his
ticket on a $100 daily double and
a $57 quinielas, all in. one night
last week at Sulphur Springs.

Capt. O'Laughlin

Upped to Major
Captain Charles J. O'Laughlin,
deputy commander of the Drew
Field Base Detachment, has been
promoted to major.
Major O'Laughlin was CO of
the 314th BH and AB Sq. until
its assimilation into the Base De-
tachment. In his present ca-
pacity he is in charge of white
troops. He has 22 years in the

China's War Role

To Be Discussed

Service men and civilians will
exchange opinions-on the topic
"China's Role in The Post-War
World" next Sunday evening at
7:30 o'clock in the regular weekly
forum sponsored by the Ameri-
can Association of University
Women at the USO club, 607
Twiggs St. The discussion will
be'led by a member of the AAUW.
Coffee and cake will be served.

See Here Mr. Pig

Union Hours Only

A pet pig gets the bottle every
day at the 553d SAW Battalion,
now on operational training.
Master of the bottle is Pvt. Mich-
ael J. Hartney. Hartney is seek-
ing an assistant M of the B.
Squeals run on 24-hour schedules.
"I'm sleepy and don't like bacon
anyway," Hartney complains.

Judge Refuses to Take
Away Soldier's 'Incentive'
CHICAGO-(CNS) A" circuit
judge refused to annul the mar-
riage of a 17-year-old girl to a
20-year-old soldier after the serv-
ice man, Pvt. James Bruce Godar
who is stationed in New Guinea,
cabled the court pleading that it
would "destroy the only thing that
keeps me going." The annulment
suit was brought by the girl's
Father. r



The boys heard some fine music
from the female section of the
family-both vocal and instrh-
mental, were amazed'by George,
the 11-year-old, with his unend-
ing store of facts and figures on
every conceivable subject, and
got a tremendous kick out of Mr.
Lovitt, Pappa and MC.
We got a story on that 564th
party at the Tampa Terrace but
the man whom we interviewed
was principally concerned with
the splendid features of the bar.
He told us that he had a simply
wonderful time-anyway, that's 1
what he was told.
Over in Company A of the 5th 1
SAW BN., T/4 Walters sustained I
a seven-day quarantine upon his I
return from furlough. However, I
this inconvenience worked its
way into a profitable enterprise.
During the nightly secessions in
the Barracks he has accumulated
enough of the long green to take
another furlough. All members
of Co. A lament the departure
of Cpl. Murray and S/Sgt. Mc-
Clurg whom they wish the best
of luck at their new posts.

Ii formal Chapel

Wednesday Night

Informal midweek Chapel serv- i
ices were inaugurated- last eve-
ning at Chapel No. 4, J Ave. and d
2d St., and will continue to be
held each Wednesday evening at p
7:30 p.m. a
Did you like that midweek
church service back home? If
you liked the informal song serv-
ice, the open scripture discussion
and prayer, join the similar hour a
of Christian fellowship each s'
Wednesday in Chapel No. 4. p
Everyone is welcome, a

Station Hospital


Girl, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, to
1st. Lt. (Hqs & Plotting Co, 568th
SAW Bn), and Mrs. Claude .D.
Harding, January 13.
Boy, no weight given, to Cpl.
(Co. B, AWUTC), and Mrs. Len-
ard E. Warren, January 14.
Girl, 7 pounds, 151/4 ounces, to
Lt. Col. (Hqs AAF, Washington, rc
D. C.), and Mrs. Harry Burke, F:
January 15. w
Girl; 5 pounds, 43 ounces, to rs
Lt. (Medical Detachment, Mac- si
Dill), and'Mrs. William N. Cham- M
bers, January 15. Li
Boy, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, to T/5 sq
(Signal Hqs Co, Third Fighter th
Command), and Mrs. Charles H. 39
Thurston, January 15.
Girl, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, to Cpl.
(Hqs Co, AWUTC), and Mrs.
Allen E. Hosafros, January 16.
Boy, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, to q
3/Sgt. (2nd Tng Regt, Hqs & I
Hqs Co.), and Mrs. Robert L. Gar-
rison, January 16.

All-Star 5

Prepares To

Hold Record

An all-star Drew Field bas-
ketball team will take on the
great MacDill Fliers at Mac-
Dill Field tomorrow (Friday)
hight. Although beaten once
by the flashy Orlando sol-
diers, the MacDill five is con-
sidered to be one of. the best
in this area.
But they will be up against the
greatest array of basketball play-
ers ever assembled by Drew. The
undefeated AWUTC varsity quint,
with 11 straight wins under its
belt, will contribute its first team.
From the 396th Bombardment
group will come two stars and
;he Base Detachment, Third
Fighter Command and the Medics
will each furnish one man.
The AWUTC varsity first
stringers are Coach Lt. Vincent
Lusardi, Lt. John Fowler, Pvt.
John Toomasian, Cpl. Sol
Schechter and Lt. Aldo Mo-
linari. These fellows have
taken all opposition in stride
so far and probably will start
the game intact.'
However, the Drew coaches,
Captain Charles Lyons, Lt. Arthur
Colley and Lt. Lucardi, are toy-
ng with the idea of using a
unique combination sometime
luring the evening. They would
put six foot six Pvt. Andy Dun-
an, Base Detachment, at center
nd Lt. Irwin Witty, sensational
96th forward and center at for-
ward. They would team up with
'owler, AWUTC high point man,
nd Lusardi and Schechter. Lu-
ardi and Schechter probably will
lay most of the game as they
re undoubtedly the best pair of
uards hereabouts.
In Duncan and Witty the
Drew team will have height,
something the AWUTC has
lacked all season. Duncan has
been good for 20 to 30 points in
every game this season and
Witty, former NYU and pro-
fessional star, has been called
by basketball experts the
best floor man to ever hit
Lt. Colley will have as his
epresenfative from the Third
ighter Command a flashy for-
ard, Ed Stitarz, who has been
raising cane with all opposition
nece the start of the season. The
medics will come up with John
owes to round out a ten-nan
luad. Lt. John Wilson will be
.e other representative from the

View Unhindered,

thought Censored

The beautiful Army hostess,
ewly arrived in camp, thought
he would take a nude dip in
he clear blue lake while the
ien were out on drill and no
ne was nearby. It so happened
hat a rookie KP was sent down
Sthe lake for a bucket of wa-
er, and seeing her pink clothes
n the bank, sat down to watch.
he beautiful Army hostess re-
lained submerged up to her
eck until she could no longer
and the chilling water, where-
pon she scampered up the
ank and found an old dishpan
alf buried in the mud. Hur-
edly digging the pan out, she
eld it in front of her like a
lield and came ashore.
"You wouldn't have such a
nirk on your face if you knew
hat I'm thinking," she said.
"Oh, I know what you're
inking, all right," said the
P. "You're thinking that pan's
t a bottom in it."-Arizona
intact, Phoenix, Ariz.



DeSoto Man

Labels NY

As Top City

Hi there, GI Gang! It's ye
ole De Soto Scribe back
again with the ultra modern
antiques and more idle, gold-
brigging chatter. We she
missed y'all chillen while on
that fine furlough to the Big
We maintain that New York
city is still the most tasty dish
on the dainty menu, to satisfy
anyone's furlough appetite. How-
ever, we do wish that you. and
you, and especially you did have
one vety, very Merry Xmas.
We ran into Pfc. Theodore
(Steve) Robinson and we in turn
ran into our old "sob sister" Frau
Brudder on 86th street on the
East side.
She is an ace war correspon-
dent at present. She informed
us that she had just returned
from Hungary and after sam-
-pling several outstanding Hun-
garian Dishes she is still hun-
gry. The old Goulash doesn't
live there any more.
A few things new: Major Al-
fred B. Strickler, former CO of
the-59th and of our De Soto Area,
now CO of Drew Field Base De-
tachment. Lt. Kenneth E. Harri-
son, former adjutant of the 59th
and personnel officer of the
Area's Unit Personnel, now Asst.
Base Adjutant, .and promoted to
First Lieutenant; and Lt. Harold
W. Dykstra, supply officer of the
same echelon also promoted to
first lieutenant; Capt. Lee R. Lef-
fler, back off leave and command-
ing De Soto Section.
The coming of Chaplain E. J!
Snyder, who already has gained
the reputation and nickname of
"Guardian Angel", while pinch-
hitting in the absence of Chaplain
Gibson; the coming of Joe Louis
and Ray Robinson; and last but
surely not least the return of Pfc.
J. Jimmy Brown of Finance Sec-
tion Inc. from furlough to duty.
He was deep in the heart of
Texas. The gang certainly
misses Chaplain Ford Gibson.
One yardbird said "Gee Whiz,
he was just in the middle of his
fine work." It would be a good
thing to have him around again.
On New Year's Eve at the Great
Hour of changing years, an Air-
WAC looked up at the stars, the
starlight shining in her pretty,
pleasant but grim face and
wished that this time next year
we, all of her fellow human be-
ings will be free to come and
go, and enjoy the pursuit of
We wish this American Soldier
all of the wonderful little things
she so thoughtfully and graciously
wished her fellow human beings.
We wish you all a very happy
New Year, and we pray that in
the future, we will concentrate
all human effort to the perfection
of our human environment, so
that we might enjoy to the fullest
extent, this precious substance,
called life.

Bull Stops Lamb,

Lamb Eats Beef

A bull can't stop a lamb if it's
chow time.
At least the soldiers of the 553d
SAW Battalion, now on opera-
tional training, will swear to
Pfc. Lamb was washing his
duds in a creek when the chow
bell sounded.
He turned from his work to
make a hasty dash for the chow
He stopped dashing.
A bull gave him the eye. The
bull was large and unpleasant
and looked "somewhat like Sin-
atra between two million ration
points of beef."
Lamb circled the critter by
digging his way through heavy
underbrush for a "quarter of a
He made chow.
Beef was on the menu.

Take Me Back To--

ENTWINED IN A NET is an up and coming New York
model now working at the Veterans Administration Station
in New York. Miss Florence Veatch is also entwined in.
the hearts of Pvt. Oreste "Rusty" Mancino of the 3d FC
Sig. Hq. Co. and his barracks mates (not excluding the
ECHOES pinup editor!)

1.. Chief of CWS.
3. Branch of Service.
5. Lewisite (old Symbol).
6. No good.
10. Replacement training unit.
12. One in every unit.
16. Important group of organic
17. With (Latin).
18. Army man's middle name.
18. First aid always --
21. Acid good for burns.
24. New mounting of power de-
con apparatus.
25..Seaport of Algeria.
26. Right.
27. A well known training gas.
28. Four-fifth of the earth.
29. Chlorpicrin.

Odor of chlorpicrin.
WD publication.
Protective device.
Measure of heat (abbr.)
Most gases-- .
French (abbr.)
Melts at 32 degrees F.
Smoke mixture.
Phosgene also affects the--.
Time for blackouts. (Coloq.)
A thought.
Metal bearing.
Observation point.
(Answer on Page 5)
(Answer on Page 5)

M/Sgt. Joseph A. Reilly, of the
N. Y. police fbrce Reillys has
again hit the limelight. Miss
Loretta Clarke of New York city
became Mrs. Reilly at the mar-
riage ceremony performed at
Chapel No. 4 on January 4. Mrs.
James J. Hickey and S/Sgt.,
Hickey were the witnesses. Mrs.
Reilly is staying temporarily with
Mrs. Hickey in Tampa. We ex-
pect Reilly to come out of his
daze any day now.
Our thanks to Marine Cpl.
Paul R. Lee for the fine talk he
gave us on his experiences in
the islands. He gave us an ex-
cellent picture of what AW is
doing in the war. He has seen
service at Pearl Harbor,
Guadalcanal and Tulagi.
The other day when alert was
sounded, T/5 Buffe almost didn't
make it to his fox hole. It seems
that a couple of vines tangled
around his neck somewhat slow-
ing up his progress. He- has the
scars to prove it, too.
Pvt. Red Sager, the battalion
switchboard operator, has set up
shop and is again operating a
miniature PX in his off duty
The clerks in Hq. Co. orderly
room have been burning the
midnight oil these last few
nights bringing the records to
date. Humor, however, is im-
planted in the work by our
good. natured, pre-mature grey-
haired 'Philosopher Pvt. Joe
Ascherl. He is also known as
Holy Joe, Chaplain, or what
have you. He is one of the best
liked men in the company.
Lt. Joseph B. Vurpillat recently
had a pleasant, or sad, experi-
ence. Firing from standing posi-
tion, through no intention on his
part, he ended up in sitting posi-
tion in one- of the neatest and
quickest changes we, will ever
have the pleasure of observing.
Hq. Co. welcomes Lt. Ollie B.
Schlueder as its new company
commander along with First Sgt.
John J. Sicha.

Air Forces Play

Sold for Million

NEW YORK (CNS)-"Winged
Victory," the Army Air Forces
show, has been sold to 20th Cen-
tury-Fox for $1,000,000-highest
price ever paid for screen rights
to a Broadway show. Moss Hart,
author and director of the show,
will leave soon for Hollywood
where he will supervise produc-
tion of the movie.

Family Joins Navy
Utica, N. Y. (CNS)-An entire
family joined the Navy here re-
cently when Jacob Schremph, 37,
a tugboat captain, signed on; his
wife, Mary, 28, joined the
WAVES; and his son William,
17, became an apprentice sea-

Better Food

Stressed In

Mess Talks

-Captain Joseph O. Schreck,
Air Inspector, agrees with
Napoleon that an army trav-
els on its stomach.
Because of this corroboration
he is determined that Drew Field
messhalls serve the best chow in
the Army.
As the first step in this direc-
tion he called a two and a half-
hour conference 'of all mess of-
ficers and sergeants last Saturday.
Preparation and serving of all
food items was the main topic
of the meeting. Stressed particu-
larly was serving hot foods while
it's hot cold foods before they sag
into palate-repelling masses of
warm, wilted lettuce, beat-up
tomatoes and tepid mayonnaise.
"The serving of high quality
and adequate food to the soldier
is a primary factor contributing
to his morale and physical fit-
ness. These preferences must not
be abused."


Aiding in the opening of the
Fourth War Loan drive in Tampa,
Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill,
Commanding General of AWUTC,
spoke briefly Tuesday. morning at
the steps of the Tampa post of-
A large crowd had assembled
to see and hear the start of the I
latest drive to "back the attack
with bonds." Martial music was
furnished in the downtown area
throughout the week, with the
Drew Field band participating.

Officers' Wives

Meet Wednesday

The monthly card party of the
Drew Field Officers' Wives Club.
will take place Wednesday, Jan.
26, at 1:30 p.m., Mrs. F. R. De-
laney, secretary of the club, an-
Hostesses will be Mrs. Alfred
Lewis and Mrs. T. A. Crocker.'
Nursery facilities will be avail-
able for ladies with small chil-
All wives of officers stationed
at Drew Field are invited to

WACs Win Drill Contest
-WACs stationed here recently
trimmed the male soldiers in a
close order drill contest.



The foreign language school conducted evenings at the
Base Schools Building, located at C Ave. and 6th St., has
five language classes taught by proficient .enlisted per-
sonnel. Classroom hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday

through Thursday.
The German course is taught
by Pvt. Weil who has studied at
the University of Heidelberg.
Weil is an instructor in the AW
administration schools during the
day hours.
French is taught by Air Sgt.
Madeleine Alexander who has
taught French in civilian life.
Sergeant Alexander is well
versed on the European travel
topics and uses her experiences

of the Old World in her French
Italian classes are taught by
Air WAC Sgt. Baker and Rus-
sian is taught by Pvt. Boherer.
Spanish classes taught by Cpl.
Frias are popular and the need
for another instructor has been
expressed. Personnel of the
Base qualified to teach Spanish
classes are urged to contact Cpl.
I. Gottleib of the 2d Training
Regiment Special Service De-
partment, Ext. 2295.


Reporting for the 553d SAW from somewhere in Flor-
ida: We sure have this packing and moving business down
pat. The convoy was'all packed and ready to shove off be-
fore the time allotted. Things went smoothly on the trip,
and we arrived at our designated spot in good time and im-
mediately upon arrival dug fox holes, pitched tents and
started operational training.



Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, January 20, 1944

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. 11, 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. Deano. Base Special Service Officer
Lt. Joseph H. McGinty. Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in
Special Service Building on 8th St between Aves. A and
B. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone. extension 2287.
DREW FIELD ECHOES receives material supplied by
Camp Newspaper Service, War Department 205 E. 42 St.,
New York City. Credited material may not be re-
published without permission from Camp Newspaper
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St. Petersburg Times]

Hitler Likes This

If we had been a Nazi agent this week
Adolf would have been damned proud of
us. We really collected some vital infor-
mation about station strength, types and
quantity of equipment; defense measures
and troop movements.
And we didn't even have to ask a ques-
tion. Twice in the last seven days extreme-
ly important military information was vol-
untarily spilled to us, on one occasion by
a soldier, on the other by a bartender.
There are two conclusions to be drawn:
(1) Too many people-military and civil-
ian take the "don't talk" posters too
lightly, and (2) too many persons fail to
realize that each of them is responsible in-
dividually for the national security.
In the case of the soldier blabber-
mouth, he was one of the worst offenders
against loose talk that we have ever heard.
And, as far as we could observe, he was
cold sober.
In no time at all, our big-mouth soldier
had volunteered how many men had been
shipped from his station, how many had
been left on duty, how many. and what
size guns were available for defense and
how many men were scheduled for ship-
ment on a certain date.
In the case of the bartender, he was so
enthusiastic about the prospect of a big
night at the cash register that he couldn't
refrain from telling everybody who en-
tered his place that he had ordered a large
amount of beer because 170 men were go-
ing to bivouac for a night at a spot near
his isolated cafe.
Result of all his blabbing was that ci-
vilians in the vicinity knew at least two
days in advance just how many men were
going where for what purpose. And, ac-
cording to the bartender, he got his infor-
mation from the officer in charge of the
What's to be done? We don't know.
But we do know the loose talk situation

We Prefer Plain Mary

Hollywood has dominated the pinup
situation too long for our liking and we
are proud that soldiers of Drew Field agree.
Throughout this issue of the ECHOES,
and even more so in the future, you will
find numerous photos of wives, sisters or
sweeties submitted by members of the
Drew family.
God, when he created man, gave him a
personality as individual as the apples
hanging from the tree. He realized that
the mysterious genes which form the per-
sonality and quality of a human do not
permit a set type of man or woman. Con-
sequently, man and women vary, and their
likes and dislikes are multitudinous.
Pinups submitted are consequently as
varied as a woman's hat.
We have for. publication, blondes,
brunettes, girls of red tops, both long and
short, wide and narrow.
But one thing remains the obviously
beautiful fact: The pictures submitted are
of individuals who are loved or respected
or admired. They are flesh and blood S
women who are known personally by the

"We'd like to place an ad in your amusement section."

lron Our Chaplain-

While in my*first year of high school three of my friends
and I had an experience which I shall never forget. We had
heard of a small cave which was supposedly located about
10 miles southwest of the town in which we lived, Moun-
tain Air, N. M. The cave was not large enough to be of
much importance, but was interesting enough to attract oc-
casional parties of tourists and thrill-seekers.
Within this cave, about one
mile back from the entrance, sure the flashlight was out, for
there was a small opening lead- we couldn't tell just how long
ing into a large room and a series we would need it. We realized
of smaller caverns, which we de- that the light which it now gave
cided to explore. This passage- WAS OUR LIFE.
way was so small that one of the Light has many characteristics
boys who was slightly portly had- amonLight has many characteristicsnat-
to remain behind. among which is color, illuminat-
Instead of being parallel with ing power, and, as the biologists
the floor of the cave, the narrow teach us, life-giving power. It is
passage was on a steep decline difficult to think of the life-giv-
coming out into the caves below ing power of light without our
under an overhanging rock ledge. thoughts turning to Jesus Christ.
This ledge made it almost im- It was He who said, "I am the
possible to locate the opening, light of the world, he that fol-
since it could not be seen from loweth after me shall not walk in
the inside. We were not aware darkness but shall have the
of this danger, so taking one of LIGHT OF LIFE."
the two flashlights in hand, one There are many things that
by one we squeezed through the could be said here but we must
passage into the cave below, limit our thoughts to only two of
It wasn't until we decided to them. The darker the night the
leave that our fun and adventure brighter a light always seems to
took a more serious note-none of shine and wherever there is light
us could locate the passage out. darkness is dispelled-the greater
On hands and knees we searched the light theless the darkness.
yard after yard of the broken In these days of war and woe,
walls and floor of the cave until of doubt and skepticism, of suf-
we were almost exhausted. Little fering, death, and untold sacri-
did we realize the importance of fice; the more we reflect in our
one small flashlight until then. lives the life-giving LIGHT of
Every moment we were resting or God, the less there will be of
discussing our situation, we made darkness in the world of 1944.

Weekly Religious Servi
Sunday, January 23

Thursday; Daily
Prayer, 12:45 p.m.

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.
(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.

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 3.
Station Hospital Chapel, Bldg.
B-9: Morning worship, 10:15
an.m.; evening worship, 6:30
p.m.; Bible Hour, 6:30 p.m.



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

Wednesday 7 p.m.; Friday, 8
p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.. all in
Chapel 3; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m.,
Base Hospital. Monday, Tues-
day andTuesday, 5:15 p.m.,
Chapel 3.

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

Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m. Station
Hospital Chapel, Bldg. B-9; 8
a.m., Chapel 2; 9 a.m., Chapels
2 and 5; 11:30 a.m., Chapel 4;
6 p.m., Chapel 2.
Weekday Masses: 7:30 a.m., Sta-
tion Hospital Chapel, Bldg. B-9;
6 p.m., Chapel 4; 6 p.m., Chapel
2 (except Wednesday).
Confessions, Saturday 4 to 6 p.m.
and 7 to 9 p.m., Chapels 2 and
4; 7 p.m., Station Hospital.

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 req.ire.

WACs Are Busy Too
Dear Sir:
In your last issue, you ran a letter from a
lad who wants to know why more WACs don't
visit the Service Clubs. Gosh, we only wish we
had time!
There are less than 200 Air-Wacs stationed
at Drew right now, and that's a pretty small ra-
tio, next to the number of enlisted men.
Out of that small group of gals, there are
always several with KP, several more with days
off, some on furlough, and some who are wash-
ing their hair or doing their laundry.
You boys would certainly scream if the
WACs wouldn't date you, for nights in town, or
movies and dances on the Base. That subtracts
quite a few more. Then there are some who
would like a good night's sleep.
Besides, I have yet to go into the Service
Club and find I'm the only Air-Wac there. Add
these gals all together, Chum, and I think you'll
find there's a pretty fair quota at the Service
Club. We like it there, and, as our group grows,
you'll find there are more and more WACs to
talk to, when you go to the Service Club. OK?
More*Sports Quiz Shows
Dear Editor:
Please express my thanks to the sports depart-
ment for using my question in connection with
the sports quiz held at the bandshell, Jan. 13.
I was seated in the rear, and couldn't believe
it was my name Bob Newhall, the MC was call-
ing. It was the first name called, and I sure did
get a big kick out of it.
You fellows in the sports department are
doing a fine job in co-operating with Special
Service in connection with the sports celebrities
who are being brought to the field.
Thanks to all again, especially the guy who
promoted the free movie tickets. I know that
everyone enjoyed the show, but those, along
with me, who won theater tickets were certainly
glad that they took a few minutes to submit a
Truly yours,
Sing, Ground Hogs, Sing
Dear Sir:
All my life I've wanted to get my name in
the paper. Finally I've found a way to see my
name in print. My pal and I have put some words
together, to the tune of "Hinky, Dinky, Parlez
Vous." We call it "The Ground Hog Song."
You see, I am a Ground Observer, and very
proud of it. I'm in the 571st, which, in my opin-
ion, is the best on the field, and the best of all
the outfits I have been in.
If you please, will you print this song for the
Ground Observers:
The Ground Observers are always there, parlez
They're always in the enemies' hair, parlez
Here and there and everywhere,
The Ground Observers are always there,
Hinky, Dinky, parlez vous!
Come on, you Ground Hogs! And thanks,
ECHOES editor!
We are proud to print this letter. We
like the song, the esprit de corps, and
would like to have other soldiers compose
songs about their work. We'll print 'em
and sing 'em too.-Ed.
Patterson's Absolutely Right
Dear Editor:
My idea of a really sad sack is the class of
soldier (and I've seen quite a few) who runs
like hell to the nearest barracks or covered
shelter when he realizes the 5:30 p.m. retreat
about to blow.
I believe that any soldier who willfully
hustles out of his way NOT to salute the flag of
our country is a pretty low class individual and
should be disciplined.
I believe all officers should be instructed to

get the names and ASNs of any men thus caught
and that they should be properly punished.
Maybe I'm all wet, fellows. What do you
Hqs., Base Detachment

Ring Changes Finger
Dear Sir:
I sold my ring through the ECHOES Want Ads.
Thank you for your help.
1st Rept. Co. 569th SAW Bn.



Fashion Of The

2,000 Items

At Cleaners

0-E -) -*%--- ,- WELL, LOOKA HERE, someone finally got the ax! We
.Pack Place mean the legal ax, that instrument of destruction designed (and
S* seldom used) for the benefit and protection of mister average
More than 2,000 uncalled citizen. Today's mister average citizen is the soldier you see
'* for garments at Drew's clean- on the streets, the Sailor and the Marine, the WAC, WAVE,
ers have created a bottle- SPAR, WAAF, and all the others who are making this country
Sj // a neck that is affecting every secure for all of the other "average" citizens in the world.
man on the Field, according
to Mr. Nathan Hale, mana-
ger of Drew Field Cleaners. IT IS UNFORTUNATE that the "ax" has to be used at all, but
The dry cleaning establishment, when it does fall, I for one am darned glad that it falls hard on the
BEFORE-THE STORM, or what it looks like 30 seconds after located at 2d St. and Ave. G- neck of people who today are breaking the morale, and yes, even the
folding money changes hands. But just wait a minute. right next to the Main PX-is heart of the soldier. A certain "hi hat" place in town recently
The Air Corps can fix that up esily enough. Imagine the GI's junction for clothing to received the official "spanking" to the tune of $2,500, which ain't
The Air Corps can fix that up easily enough. Imagine be sent out for cleaning and hay, but which could have bought War Bonds if the individual had
wearing a hat like one of the two above, pressing. complied with such a simple thing as a price rule. It's not hard to
Because men fail to pick up obey the law. The Army proves that.
uniforms that have been ready
for delivery for weeks, it has
become necessary for the Drew LET'S CONTINUE with the situation in town. I called a certain
cleaning concern to send many address in Tampa. Matter of fact it was on River Cove Avenue in
uniforms back for-want of a place Tampa, and the person who answered the phone (this was in quest
i/ \ to store them. of living quarters for a soldier) started eating the Army out for
SStating that officers and en- having soldiers who needed to live in town. It IS unfortunate that
S- ** listed men are cutting service we have human beings in the Army I suppose, people who have
) from four to possibly six days by lived normal lives all their time on earth. It is just a little too bad
not calling for their garments, that we have families in America. It would be so much simpler
Mr. Hale urged everyone who has for the apartment owner to rent only to "individuals." You see, in
I a unifo:-m at the cleaners to call this way, they would not be "bothered" by "soldiers" moving every
/ for it as soon as possible. so often. They wouldn't have the "worry" of changing the linens,
"Through lack of storage space and the other things that they do when tenants change. This par-
in which to place cleaned, and ticular individual, I am referring to, by the way, is an employee of
pressed garments that have been one of the larger Air 'Bases in Tampa. The Army is the reason
brought from St. Petersburg," Mr. she is working today. The Army is affording her a living. She
Hale said, "the truck must carry likes the Army to afford her a living BUT SHE DOESN'T
AH HA! Getting warm but not hot. Still looks like a hat. them back to that city. Ordi- WANT TO CO-OPERATE TO THE EXTENT OF HOUSING SOME
narily, the truck would take a OF THE ARMY BECAUSE THEY "UPSET" HER ROUTINE .
Must be given the old one-two. More Arabic poetry master, load of soiled clothing. As you I ask ya .whataya gonna do?
Get that coffee warm because it's going to be dunked in can see, this is bound to hurt the
something solid to take out the stbrch. fellow who wants four-day serv-
ice on his uniform." HEY, HOW ABOUT you GIs taking your laundry and your
\ cleaning out of the shop here on the Base? Gee whiz, the place is
Sthe best you have found, and why do you have to spoil the service
r lough by using the place as a closet?

Raftoners Look, it's simple. You bring your stuff in ... they tell you
when it will be ready. Okeh, let's assume that it is a day late
(Lord knows that ain't bad these days) and so you figure "well
G et M ore I don't really need it for a few days I'll leave it there." What
happens? All the other stuff that comes in while yours waits there
Furlough ration money has for you, has to be taken back all the way to St. Pete just because
SF- _- been upped from 61 cents to 67 you have the space all taken with storage. Here's what's gonna
cents per day, according to Sgt. happen, and you can blame only yourselves. The.place is gonna
Joseph Falconer, ECHOES Base keep your stuff for a week (maybe) then if you don't claim it, it
S/Finance Office correspondent. goes back to the plant, and you'll just have to take your chances
Soldiers returning from fur- on getting it back when they can get it to you. Gollies, we try to
lough can now receive their ra- make things easier for you guys, so that you won't get robbed in
tion money within 24 hours. Aft- town, and so that you get decent service, and you take advantage
er furlough papers have been of it to the extent that you try to walk all over the very people
S// duly signed by his commanding who are attempting to give you a break. It's up to you.
officer, the GI has only to pre-
sent them at the Casual Pay Sec-
tion of the Base Finance Office IF THE COMIC BOOKS have invaded your home, these statistics
for payment in full. may be revealing: Members of three of every four American families
In the event that shipment read comic books, a nation-wide survey states. And 95 per cent of
makes it impossible for the boys and girls under 18 go for them. Half of all men and women
AN N T S C R we he te m piece esil soldier to receive monetary ad- between 18 and 30 are comic magazine readers. An average of 57 per
AND IN THIS CORNER we have the masterpiece easily justment at one post, he has only cent of our armed forces read seven comic books a month. Sig-
recognized at an Air Corps de luxe. This hat marks him to present his credentials at his nificantly, 82 per cent of adults surveyed believed comics provide
as a man from the wide blue yonder. It is also known as next post for immediate payment, good, clean fun for everybody. Sixty-one per cent found them edu-
the wash-board model; the galloping crud, or the palpitating national. Eighty-nine per cent of our service men pass their books
skull. Inspects 553d along.
Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill,
inspected the 553d SAW Bat- EDITOR'S OFICE

Major Smithson. The officers
'There's something about a soldier that is definitely stayed for noon chow.
missing unless he's under the influence of the Air Corps e
hat. The rakish men who dip through the blue, sweep French Soldierettes
about the niteries, and break the heart out of their top- Lack Skirts
pieces are easily recognized. ALGIERS.-(CNS)-A lot of
The hat's the thing, but not THE thing unless a careful eyes will pop when feminine aux-
iliaries of the French Army go
ritual is performed upon purchase. on parade dressed in their new
Common practice is to immedi- American- made uniforms. The
ately borrow a dictionary (Win- skirts have not arrived.
ston preferred), or a heavy board Return panish Books
covered with beer caps. The Air- All persons who have discon- MORE ABOUT- _
man then places the hat on a ta- tinued or completed evening
ble and swings lustily while re- courses in Spanish are requested
citing secret bits of Arabic poetry. to return text books to Spanish
When the hat is firmly pressed instructor at Base School any
somewhat like a wallet before evening from Monday to Thurs- A L
pay day, the brim is then turned day, from 7 to 9 p.m. (Continued from Page 1)
to a vertical position and the op- -C
eration repeated. Crossword Answer job. He must have the correct
We now have the hat square outfit for an ancient warrior of 4W "l
as a new shoe box. 0 T I E R CSicily down to the number of
Next the Air Corps fashion- straps on his sandal. .
plate returns to the mess hall I B "If I don't have it c ct yu'
and places the hat in boiling "If I don't have it correct you'd
water (or coffee) and leaves the N G F 0 R T be surprised how many hundreds
topper submerged for three min- of letters come pouring in," Ham-
utes while sipping with a large G A S 0 FF I CEI lin said.
spoon the boiling water (or cof- Young artists who have aspira-
fee). E S T R CU M tions of some time drawing a
Final operation is to sit on the N M E L P S big-time comic strip will get the
hat while chalking up another 30 inside facts from Hamlin tonight.
hours. T A N I C I Hamlin is a veteran of the first
We then have the Air Corps world war. He now lives in Sar- V-854
hat, replete with marcel, finger S ID OIR A N asota where "plenty of hard ,
wave, coffeestain (or water) and work" is sent concocting his Oop 'SORRY WE CAN'T'USYOUR MANUSCRIPT.WHY, DON
comp 1etely broken-hearted, adventures. CA..-
(Drawings courtesy of The Wing- SE' E P The show's at 8 p.m. in Service VQUITRYATHE I SCALX SALVAGE PAPER DRIVE ?-
spread, Colorado Springs). Club No. 1.





Last time we left our bar
racks, there was that mai
again. Yup, Henry Ford (nc
relation, honest!) is datin1
Betty Berggren once more
We're not a bit surprised-
we knew all along that the;
wouldn't split up for good!
SIngenuity runs rampant among
the Air-WACs, anyways, but thE
best we've heard is the tale o:
Hilda Yeutter. After she re-
ceived a package of nuts for
Christmas, she looked high and
- low for somep'n to crack 'ert
with. Fingers wouldn't do. She
hated to step on 'em.
Finally she hit upon a brigh
plan; she'd use her shower clogs
So, if you, too, are having trouble
with those Christmas pecans, jus
bring out the clogs. (Incidentally
those are nice wings Hilda wear
on her slip!)
There's a postcard tacked to the
bulletin board in lower Numbel
15. It says "Just wanted to b(
sure those two beds are still re-
served for us," and it's signed
"Sgts. Burch and Clark." Maybe
they think they'll be feeding
those beds after their busy fur-
Speaking of furloughs, Sgt.
Jesse Zimmerman, the Base
Headquarters Casanova, has
been wearing a long, sad face
since he returned from his.
Rosemarp O'Laughlin, who had
never learned to sit 'n' knit,
found a brand new boyfriend
while he was away. We dunno,
though, Zimmie-Looks to us as
though you could run the First
Sergeant some pretty stiff com-
petition, if you tried.
Have you noticed the new of-
ficer at the Base School's Office?
Yup, it's none other than that
peppy, popular WAC, Lt. Barnes.
Though we're sorta sad about
sharing her, we're proud that she
will be putting -her brains and
personality into action in such an
important job. Bet she'll like it,
and we know they'll like her.
They're playing tricks again,
'round the Air-WAC area. Pvt.
Pat Reitz was sooo thrilled when
some soldier friends sent down a
great big box, all wrapped for
Christmas. Late, but better, than
never, they figured.
"Oooh, isn't this lovely?" she
queried, untying the gorgeous
bow. As she pulled off the cover,
a hairy face, teeth bared, greet-
ed her. The "lovely gift" was a'
live 'possum, not the least bit
Pat shrieked, and jumped away.
A helpful bystander, certain qf
his 'possum technique, ex-
"Pshaw! There's nothing to
taming a 'possum. You pick him
up by the tail, thus." As he
talked, he lifted the snarling ani-
mal from the box by his tail.
Nimbly the little creature
curled himself around and plant-
ed a full set of teeth in the wrist
of his "tamer."
The bystander jumped, and
dropped Pat's pet, which ran
from the building. Two lieu-
tenants chased it wildly toward
the annex building, as Pat
screamed, "Let him go! What
would I do with him!"
Private Mary Lois Haight,
who is still scratching wildly,
tho' it's nearly a week since
five of her barracks mates cut
their hair 'n' left their shorn
tresses in her bed, decided to
get even with one of the trick-
Melting a good-sized chunk of
limburger cheese, she poured the
fragrant mass over Rosemary
Laughlin's cold cream jar.
For days, Rosie searched for
the source of the odor, while
Haight snickered. Finally Rosie
found it, and removed the of-
fensive cover. Not so lucky was
Haight, who is still trying to get
the smell out of her clothing!

Heroic Acts


In Citations

n Four high ranking flying
g officers and four sergeants c
Sthe heavy bombardmen
_group stationed at Drev
Field were decorated thi
morning at an impressive for
mal review parade for their
e outstanding aerial flights an(
f heroic action while in cor
r bat duty with and over enem:
i territory.
SReceiving the awards,, present
e ed by Brig. General James E
Parker, commanding general o
t the Third Bomber Command
! were:
e Lieutenant Colonel Fred T
t Crimmins Jr., commanding office
Y of the heavy bombardment group
s who won the Distinguished Serv
ice Cross for having displayed
e extraordinary heroism and devo
r tion to duty while on the Philip
e pine Islands.
SLieutenant Colonel John W
g Nervell, Springfield, Missouri
Commanding officer of the boml
crew section, the Distinguishe(
Flying Cro'ss and Air Medal fo:
meritorious achievement while,
participating in aerial flights ii
the Southwest Pacific Area fron
December 8, 1841, to November
2, 1942.
Major Donald O. Tower, Ver-
nonia, Ore., the Distinguished
Flying Cross for extraordinary
achievement while engaging in
aerial flights in the Southwest
Pacific area from December 8,
1941, to November 6, 1942.
Captain Ervin J. Tetiva,
Omaha, Nebraska, who won the
Air Medal and the Oak-Leaf
Cluster for his actions while
participating in both day and
night long-range patrol flights
in the Caribbean area.
Master Sergeant Edward B.
Malinay of Chestnut Ridge, Penn-
sylvania, S/Sgt. Charles E. Holl
and S/Sgt. John H. Harrod of
Chewelah, Wash., received the
Distinguished Flying Cross for
their aerial flights in the areas of
the Southwest Pacific. S/Sgt.
Holt also received the Air Medal.
Technical Sergeant Joseph B.
Paulhamus of Williamsport,
Penn., received the award of the
Degree of Legionnaire of the Le-
gion of Merit. His was the tedious
job of supplying, repairing and
sheltering the war birds for the
allied pilots during the occupa-
tion of Guadalcanal,
The DSC was awarded Lt. Col.
Crimmins for his action while at
Clark Field, Pampanga, P. I.,
where he tried to rescue his
plane from a burning hangar
while the field was being at-
tacked. Once outside the hangar,
intense and accurate dive-bomb-
er machine gun fire wounded him
and destroyed the plane.
The citation accompanying
the award has this to add: "The
example set in this instance of
calmness and service under
such extreme hazards and odds
did much to steady the person-
nel during the attack, which
lasted one hour and a half."
Colonel Nervell, then Cap-
. tain, received his awards for
participating in more. than 200.
hours of operational flight mis-
sions during which hostile con-
tact was probable and expected.
He had 25 missions to his credit
which consisted of long range
bombing attacks against enemy
airdromes and installations and
attacks on enemy naval vessels
and shipping.
Sergeant Paulhamus received
his Legion of Merit award "for
exceptionally meritorious conduct
in the performance of services a
considerable degree of merit from
August 1, to August 7, 1942, in the
South Pacific area."
The award read:
"To aid in the occupation of
Guadalcanal, an air base was

WARRIORS ALL are those Fortress men who fought War during early stages of battle.
General James E. Parker is on the left.

maintained to facilitate bomber
and fighter missions. 'Under dif-
ficult living conditions, and with
. facilities extremely limited or en-
tirely lacking, the servicing of
t airplanes was handled by crews
That were undermanned. Shelter
for the night was furnished only
r by the airplanes, and the food was
Necessarily very poor. With no
bomb service trucks, and but one
small fuel truck, an excessive
amount of work was required. By
initiative and energetic actionand
by working often late into the
night to have the airplanes ready
for the next day's operations, the
effectiveness of the base was
maintained, and the fullest use of
available aircraft against enemy
forces on Guadalcanal and Tulagi
was made possible."
Reviewing party for the cere-
mony, in addition to Brig. Gen.
James E. Parker, commanding
general of the Third Bomber
Command, included Col. Allen
Reed, supervisor of Training,
Third Bomber Command; Lt. Col.
Jack W. Hughes, deputy com-
mander of the bomb group,
Major Claude N. Burcky, opera-
tions officer of the group, and
Captain E. E. Shouse, group ad-

Cracking Joints

Bother Brill

Men of Headquarters Co.,
AWUTC, gave Cpl. Al Brill a few
anxious moments the other after-
noon while he was conducting
He called for a series of three-
count deep-knee bends, and
when his aspiring athletes went
down for the first time the crack-
ing of bones could be heard in
one of the Forts overhead.
When the cracking got louder
the second time they went down
Cpl. Brill really got worried, but
only for a moment: wasn'tt
knees cracking at all-the boys
were snapping their fingers in



Col. James F. McGraw, Commanding .Officer, 5th Train-
ing Regiment, has recently approved a new war orientation
plan for his organization. The plan, which was set up by
Lt. Damon E. Eckles, 5th Training orientation 'officer, a
graduate of Washington and Lee University Orientation
School, is in addition to the regular AWUTC orientation

The program covers three
phases, all of which are now in
operation. One part of the pro-
gram is a daily news broadcast
over two public address systems.
Lt. Eckles broadcasts from 12:15
to 12:30 p.m. to the entire regi-
mental area and Cpl. Albert Fin-
klestein broadcasts from 12 to
12:15 p.m. from Mess Hall No. 29.
This news is taken directly from
morning radio newscasts.
In a second phase, Sgt. George
Wells, former newspaper editor,
gives a daily analysis of the news
and then explains its significance
daily from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
For the third phase, Lt. Eckles
conducts a weekly program called
"Why We Fight" which is an ex-
planation of the background of
the war.
I In addition each Wednesday
evening an open forum is held in
the dayroom. The program called
"Bat the Breeze" is conducted by
Lt. Eckles and Sgt. Wells, and
was organized to allow Enlisted
Men to express themselves on the
foreign and political questions of
the day.

Soft Seats Put

In Theaters 5, 6

War Department Theaters Nos.
5 and 6 now have individual seats.
Lt. George J. May Jr., Base
Theater officer, announced yes-
With the installation of the
seats in these theaters, six of the
eight theaters on Drew Field now
have individual seats for the com-
fort of soldiers.

Gay '90s Party

Thrills Officers

Featuring the tempo of the
"Gay- Nineties," a beer party,
strictly a stag affair, was held
Monday evening at the AWUTC
Officers' Club, with several hun-
dred officers in attendance.
Two generals and almost a
score of colonels were present,
with Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sher-
rill, Commanding General of
AWUTC, ifitroducing Maj. Gen.
W. T. Larson, Commanding Gen-
eral of the Third Air Force, mem-
bers of their respective staffs, and
Col. Melvin B. Asp, Drew Field
base area commander.
A floor show from the Jewell
Box augmented a comedy pro-
gram which featured such hu-
morous characters as T/4 Harry
Johnson, Sgt. William Glickman,
Cpl. "Rajah" Bergman and Pfc.
Jules Getlin. These and other GIs
attired in the manner of the
"Keystone Cops," kept the au-
dience in an uproar of laughter,
while the "Golden Gate Quartet"
and the A. W. Dance Band led
a pared of musical talent.
Beer, potato chips, pretzels,
popcorn, cigars and cigarettes
were on the house.
The program was arranged by
Maj. Samuel Sansweet, chairman
of the entertainment committee
for the Officers' Club, assisted
by Lt. William Steele, who se-
cured the show talent, and Lt.
Fred Babbin, who promoted the
swell decorations.



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C* Chevrons Spro0t Anger Cools 584TH UNIT
As Edifors DRUBS 4th
"How can I get out of pulling KP?"-Pvt. Ookfang C E r DRUBS 4t
O'Spit. VOn JU 3d FC Shirts In a hard-fought, free-pass-
Volunteer for latrine duty. Sing IH ym n ing game of touch football on
SABy SGT. ALVIN M AMSTER the 584th Battalion field, the
"There is a fellow in our barracks who constantly yells As 31 Are Upped Success Guess we all 4thdropped a close decision
in his sleep thusly: 'Take my gold! Take my chariot! Take h e swelleant time at to the hosts as Rygiel reached
my palace! Take my damsel! But do not fail to punch me Retroactive to January 1, had one swellegant time at through a maze of waiting
in the nose every two hours and twice on Sundays!' What was the list of noncommis- h t.smoke arms and dragged down a
can we do with a fellow like that to stop him?"-Pvt. Rool- sioned officer promotions re- nnd the some as D g to so
rat Runkpoong. leased last week by Hq. Det., cleared, the place somewhat pass from Daugunti to score
rat Runkpoong. leased last week by Hq. De. bledthe location where early in the second half.
Follow his advice. nly make it four times on Sundays. Third Fighter Command. A resembled the location where The touchdown pass was all but
Follow, totahis advice. Only make it four times on of 31 names were on the it was held? intercepted by Ray Glor of the
li. A quick rehash of happenings 4th, but in the struggle Rygiel
"I have been reading your column and I have never once met ls .Your Committee, Lt. Joe Bo- was able to gain control after the
any of these fellows you mention, such as Rodney von Cackle, Top promotions went to "zebra hannon, Sgts. Phil Burke, Ben pellet was batted back and forth
Bullface Scragsnapple, John Fut de Boomstaff or Col. Smilp. Are stripers, Master Sergeants Harold Myers, "Rastus" Williams, Don for a few seconds.
there such people and if so, where can I meet them?" Pvt. Yarp T. Brown, Ben L: Myers and Olin Daugherty, and Al Amster Later in the game Daugunti
Toeface. W. Prather. Technical sergeant Hats off to our cooks who pitched fumbled,, recovered, and at-
promotions from staff were- Bill in so admirably, Ed Oke, Sam tempted to run from the end zone
You haven't got a bad name yourself. But see me at Silly C. Miller and Philip A. Holz. Oxner, Wilbert Woods, La Count, but was stopped by Schultz for a
Solly's, bring my fee, and I will introduce you to the boys if they changing their Bob Smith and Ben Kroplowski. safety, thus scoring the only two
The list of men changing their They did well in preparing and points for the losers. Lineups
are there. If they shouldn't be around (I get my fee anyway- stripes from sergeant to staff ser- They drving.d wel and points for the losers. Lineups
understand?) you can find them by going down that road over geant included Joseph M. Corry, follow:
there which used to go around. Then when you come to this MP Edward L. Curley, Donald H. SWELL JOB 54th Bn. 4th Tng. egt.
who has just gone off duty turn straight up. Follow straight up Daugherty, Robert W. Fallon, The Committee offers Lt. Col. Rygi Szmano
until you hear a blue canary cough Be pole to canary and William T. Gephart, Florenz G. Roscoe Conklin the permanent job augunti YiA 4 Haeberle
then run first to the left and then to the right, all the while Giel, John J. Harte, Jack A. of MC. He did an excellent job Moore Hazen
hollering: "I lost my collar bone" This should arouse Roger, Hovey HenryL. Interdonati,of entertaining the crowd and Myzenko Pandolphi
the Green Baboon, from his hiding place and if it does you had Hovey, Henry L. Interdonati, of entertaining the crowd and Cooke Pandoeimer
the Green Baboon, from his hiding place, and if it does you had Jackson S. Page, Edwin H. Per- breaking the ice. Miller McComas
better dig a foxhole and pull it in over you. Does this answer ksn. Wallace RReevesnd Still a charmer on the ivories Laricos Schultz
your question? If it doesn't the hell with it. The very idea of kins Jr., Wallace R. Reeves and Still a charmer on the ivories Laricos Schultz
you uetion it James R. Robin. and with the drums. Rapuano do- The next game between these
youdoubting my veracity. Upped from corporal to ser- ing that fancy jitterbugging. An two teams will be played Tues-
"Where can I get some blue tacks?" Pvt. Rumpnap MacButt. geant were Albert C. Badin, Paul unbeatable team! day evening at 6 p.m. on the 4th
D. Buckner, Roy E. Castetter, Our thanks (personal and Regiment's field at 5th and L.
You will have to tell me what you want them for first. If John F. Causier, Stanley Dubow- collective) to the WACs and the Any touch football teams inter-
you are going to make blue-tack soup I will have to withhold this ski, Leonard E. Farrell, Fred E. wives of the boys for making ested in scheduling games call
information. Every ounce of blue-tack soup must be sent to the Mitchell, Edward A. Oke and this such a successful affair. Ext. 638.
armed forces. Henry L. Quinn. Musn't forget Mis. Bohannon
Entering the exalted world of and Sgt. "Dutch" Reifsnyder in LIBRARY ADDS
"I would like to keep a horse in my barracks for a pet. Do noncoms by promotion from Pfc. the cake cutting.
you think this is possible?" Pvt. Blapsney Blinksoap. to corporal were Anthony E. First dancers on the floor- 28 NEW BOOKS
Certainly. But you must keep him in your foot locker at Aquilini, Al J. Bahan, Ernest A. Pete Washe and Bob (Cpl.) Smith
night. I imagine the rest of the soldiers in your barracks would Rose and Norman W. Tucker. with those two nice WACs. Per-
just love to have this horse around. sonal thanks to WACs Bunny Twenty-eight of the very
Fun s Cassell and Pauline King for latest books on both fiction
And now further to direct Mustygoolp Vitfit el Pazzbelch along Fun UnratlOne helping round out that dandy b d o
the road to Shangri-La. We last left you watching a game of WAC gang for the shindg s o Lbrar g.add to
52-handed poker. As I explained, each player gets one card, face At Party For MAYBE ANOTHER? the,shelves of Library No. 1,
down, and the ace of spades wins. But in this game Lady Epple- Let your committee know how 6th St. and Ave. C, Major
bomb, wearing her new robe made out of orange peelings, had Hq Co. AW UTC we can improve the party. Maj. Chester K. Delano, Base Spe-
thrown in a deck of 52 aces of spades. The betting got terrific Coughlan gave the Committee the cial Service Officer, an-
and after three weeks Bullface and the Singing Monster were green light for more Det. parties.
getting ready to tear the joint to pieces. More than 19 million Soldiers from Hq. Co., Hq. 'Nuf said. nounced yesterday.
dollars were on the table and Silly Solly was sweating thumbtacks. D AWUTC are still talking "Whr' r lumnAm- Following a policy of making
Just then in came Violent Vera, a female Mongarian wrestler De., AWUTC are still talking Wheres YourColumn, Am- available as many current books
who always spent her spare time eating mops. Violent Vera always about their big dayroom party ster?" was the constant ques- as possible, books have been se-
poured gravy over the mops first and called it chope suey. last Monday night. There Thursday when the weekly eer. Fr m ehovey tst lo
nthe weekly rader. From who dunits to love
Well, Violent Vera came running crazily down this road made were dancing, entertainment, 3FC column was "inadverdent- and from war stories to autobi-
out of the stretching people, laid end to end. These stretching refreshment AND plenty of ly" omitted from last week's ographies may be found among
people were born while reaching for free seven dollar bills. So rECHOES. It's gratifying to learn the following list of books just
Violent Vera burst upon the scene and hollered: "The lobsided beautiful girls from Tampa. how well read our work is. We received:
people are coming!" Heading the entertainment were have received sincerest apol- Lin Yutang, "Between Tears
At this the whole mob of poker players ran as if they had Jean Duket, cute tap dancer, and ogies from the ECHOES staff and Laughter;" Roi Ottley, "New
firecrackers in their rear britches, with Roger, the Green Baboon, Angie Fulgaris, luscious blues for this "oversight." World a Coming;" Pierson,
growling and bringing up the rear. Thus gone, Violent Vera calmly singer a la Dinah Shore. The GI's Off to "another" furlough and "Roughly Speaking;" Carlson,
picked up the 19 million dollars and went in search of a snatchblong who pitched in to aid in the Cleveland yesterday went Sgt. "Undercover;" Santayana, "Per-
sandwich. This sandwich is made out of one part snores, three hilarity were Cpl. Alan Conklin, Aimster. At this reading we sons and Places;" Robertson, "The
parts extra duty and nine parts of slush. This snatchblong sandwich singing guitarist who acted as should be riding the B&O rat- Signpost;" Asch, "The Apostle;"
is always Violent Vera's favorite dish when she eats her mops MC, and Cpi. Paul Wolfe, ren- tier somewhere between Wash- Ludwig, "Beethoven;" Wier,
covered with gravytriloquist and impersonator. ington, D. C., and our "fair city." "Thsauraus of the Arts;" Llwel-
covered with gravy.-ai."^ lyn, "None but the Lonely Heart;"
Incidentally, the lobsided people were born while getting a bat A stage with a clever lighting Next issue, A-2's Sgt. EugeneSh "M-
on the head from Horrible Horax, the most terrible Flomdat this arrangement was set up by Pvts- Marchesi and Pfc. John Shelton Short,eRab ;" teloney Heat;
side of the underside of three and a quarter miles from the east side Lattimer and Golda. In addition take over. After that, Sgt. JoeHyle inofHellas;"Smedley,ge,Battle
of the lake with a hole in it near Mongaria. But the catch is that to the girls from Tampa many of "Not In Stock" Rarus pinch hits. e My Dust;" Cassidy, "Moscow
these lobsided people got up, after getting the bat on the head from the soldiers brought their wives Let them have the dirt, hot from Dateline;" White, "Queens Die
Horrible Horax, and promptly proceeded to beat the living barracks and sweethearts. Several WACs the stove. Proudly;" Forbes, "Mama's Bank
bags out of Horrible Horax. also attended and the Pepsi Cola Seems the new Noncom ratings Account;" Beurling, "Malta Spit-
So y w i n M company furnished free soft came out just in time to help a fire;" Greenlaw, "The Lady and
Now do you wonder why poker players, including Meekface drinks throughout the evening, number of the boys enjoy them- the Tigers;" Helion, "They Shall
Milknose, ran in all directions at the mention of the lobsided Music was furnished by the selves better at the party. Nice Not Have Me;" Charteris, "The
people? By the by, it is rumored that Horrible Horax and Violent snappy 69th AAF dance band. going boys. Saint Steps In;" Coles, "Without
Vera might get married, especially if Violent Vera will share some Guest of honor was Lt. Col. NEW "OLD" NEWS Lawful Authority;" Phillips, "All-
of he mops covered with gravy. This gravy is made out of sour Norman Evans, 503d commanding out Arlene;" Seagrave, "Burma
tar, flying cucumbers, wet sand and three or four guys.. officer. Lt Maurice Boles is the Congratulations for T/Sgt. Surgeon;" Wallace, "Century of
commanding officer of the Hq. and Mrs. "Sparky" Myers for the the Common Man;" Ickes, "Auto-
Co., Hq. Det: The affair was new boy that arrived on New biography of a Curmudgeon."
S--__.. under the supervision of the corn- Year's Day Maj. and Mrs.
-. -pany's special service section of Howard West, baby girl .. Pvt. M i
which Lt. Ernest Berger is the and Mrs. Bernard Grossman, Mimeo Team Split
l/ director. married two years, Jan. 10.
/ 'Meanwhile the A. G. Section After gaining a reputation as
helps Polliwijjy "sweat it out." one of the top mimeo-reproduc-
SRadford system What the well-dressed GI tion teams in AWUTC, the com-
Swears-fancy dog tag holders, bination of Cpl. Donald Jenkins
SFor Beatinq Dogs a la T/Sgt. Lincoln Karches and Pfc. Jake Cook was split up
style. Still wearing 'em, Line? last week, when'Cook was trans-
Pfc. Alex Radford, Headquar- Another volleyball casualty- ferred to 1st Bn., 1st Training
PfC. Alex Radford, Headquar- Lt. Col. Whisenand. Worst part Regt. while his old sidekick was
AWUTC, offers the latest "sy- of it is that the colonel is a retained at regimental head-
"e "WUTC, offersbt the latest "sys- lefty.
\- Ttemp t" for beating the dogs at the Hello and goodbye Re- Asst. A-; S/Sgt. Al; Sgts. Jim
S Tampa track: porting next week for duty Bob, and Pfc.
Take the square root of your and Bob; Cpl. Bob, and Pfc.
serial number, divide it by the will he 2d Lt. Oliver M. No- "Snuffy."
um erm of te di tat fini hed land, recent OCS graduate and Noticed that the Airplane En-
third in the previous race, add former Asste chool, Col. Williams' Sgt.
-S the gal friend's age (in case of Warrant Officer Goodbye gn hool, Cpl. Selby's baby,
to W. 0. Bob BergquiSt, n Cohn's, and Cpl. Selby's baby,
*married men this step isn't toh AWTCBob BergeuiBate no finally got an outdoor sign.
necessary-they won't be at the dersnningmo Better start sewing on that new
Struck anyway), subtract the Pederson, and Spinning move hashmark, Joe Seewald. It's just
number of bucks you're "in," to last week like that sgt. chevron you're wear-
\ then throw the paper away and Ever realize all the Smiths in ing.
bet every dog in the race -- the outfit? We have Capt. David See you in two weeks, any-
"Oh fudge, these shortages are disheartening." you're a cinch to collect. C. Jr., CW; Capt. Frederick D., way.

bAIr. 9I lrT ... ----- FREE AIIMFEMENTS




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What To Do In Town

Yankee Belle

"FLEURAGE" is what it's called. It's a funny name for this
muscle-stroking treatment Claire Carleton is getting from
a masseuse at RKO-Radio. "Fleurage" is intended to pre-
serve the fine contours of a person's back. Miss Carleton
is currently in "Rookies In Burma," which opens here at
Theaters 1 and 5 next Tuesday.



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ROOKIE ZANIES-Wally Brown and Alan Carney, are
starred in "Rookies In Burma," Carney tries to give a con-
vincing imitation-of a Jap. Brown thinks he looks even
worse than one. However, they enter Jap lines, where
they raise hell.

M .

ANN MILLER, Columbia actress, chooses Pvt. Howard Jar-
rard of Fort MacArthur as the most likely to succeed in
pictures. Jarrard will receive a screen test at the end of
his Army career. He is one of the soldiers from Fort Mac-
Arthur appearing with Miss Miller in her new movie, "Hey,

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.
Potio dance, 214 North Blvd.
10:30 a.m.-Expectant M o t h e r s
Class, 607 Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun, 607 Twiggs
9:30 p.m.-New Year's Eve Watch
8:30 p.m.-Hillbilly band, 607
Twiggs St..
Open House, 506 Madison St.
Party Night, dancing, 214 North
Formal dance, 214 North Blvd.
9:30 a.m.-Coffee Hour, 506 Madi-
son St.
Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St.
3 p.m,-Philharmonic Symphony
broadcast, 607 Twiggs St.
4 p.m.-Fireside Party Hour, 214
North Blvd.
5 p.m.-Supper, 821 S. Rome Ave.
7 p.m.- Club Sing, 214 North
7:15 p.m.-"Let's Dis cu ss," 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd.
2 p.m.-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs
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-
Spanish Class (2d and 4th
weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Ne-
8:30 p.m.-S ingcopation, 607
Twiggs St.
Special Program. 214 North
Movie, 506 Madison St.
Noon-Wives' Lunch o n, 607
Twiggs St.
2 p.m.-Wives' Handicraft Club,
607 Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun,607 Twiggs
8 p.m.-Party, Service Center, 214
North Blvd.
Photo Club (1st and 3d weeks),
214 North Blvd.
Dramatic Club (2d id 4th)
weeks). 2,14 North Blvd.
8:30 p.m.-Commurity Sing; 506
Madison St.
Nyping Class, 710 Harrison -St.
Couples Party Night, 607 Twiggs
9 p.m.-Chess Club, 214 North
9:30 p.m.-Educational Movie and
Typing Class, 710 Harrison St.
7 p.m.- Dance instruction, 214
North Blvd.
7:30 p.m.-Glee Club practice, 507
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Dance, 506 Madison St.
Bridge, 214 North Blvd.
Spanish Class. 710 Harrison St.
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.

Tough Guy Bogart
Blitzed in Algiers
after screen tough guy Humphrey
Bogart arrived here to entertain
troops an Arab street urchin
called him a "blankety-blank
gangster," a native woman mowed
him down with an imaginary ma-
chine gun and the U. S. Army
lost all his luggage.
"I better get my mob," said
Bogart, "to straighten this out."
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

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
Party, Christian Service Cen-
ter, Tampa and Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.-Dance for Drew Field
men, 1008 Kay St. (Negro);
also Christian Service Center,
Tampa and Tyler Sts.
8 p.m.-Watch Night Service.
Christmas party at American
Legion Service Men's Club,
602 Tampa St.
United Seamen's Service Cen-
ter, Eagle and Parker Sts.-all
day celebration and merrymak-
7 p.m.-Special, Christmas Party,
Elks Club, Florida Ave. and
Madison St.
7:3' p.m.-Soldiers chorus, Chris-
tian Service Center, Tampa and
Florida Sts.
8 p.m.-Open House, YMHA, Ross
and Nebraska Aves.
1 p.m.-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, 3051/2
Water St.
5:30 p.m.-Songfes.t and refresh-
ments, Florida Ave. and Tyler
St. First Methodist Church.
6 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian
Service Center, broadcast over
7 p.m.-Vespers Service, Men's
Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro).
8 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field or-
chestra, YMHA, Ross 'and Ne-
baska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellow-
ship Hour, Polk and Marion Sts.
9 p.m.-Informal hour, Tampa and
Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.- Symphony Orchestra
practice, Tampc and Tyler Sts.
8 p.m.- Ping-pong tournament,
YMHA, Ross. and Nebraska
Dance, 1008 Kay St.
6:30 p.m.-Victory Girls chorus,
1008 Kay St.
7 p.m.-Tampa Chess Club. De-
Soto Hotel.
8 p.m.-Bowling tourney, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Au-
7:30 p.m.-Ping-pong tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Community sing, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
9:15 p.m.-Camera Club .and
Bridge instruction, 214 North

Visit Your


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

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.

DOFF YOUR HATS, you Southern 1
the pin-up craze with Mrs. AntiJnet'i
Private James Cox of Compar ', 5(
with a notation that Pennsylv ,.lea
looking women." Any objections?

St. Petersburg

Information, guest cards, etc., at :
the Recreation Office, Defense
Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. N.
Phone 4755. Sh
a.r- to 11 p.m. daily, Ph. 6994,
Unior Bus Station, for service' i
men and their families.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach i
Drive North. open daily from 9
a.m. to "1 p.m. Informal dancing. 01
Coffee and cookies. Laundry,
ironing and sewing facilities.
Bathhouse, suits and towels for 01
bathers. Showers, shaving and
naps. Dance instruction.
PIER CENTER Municipal Pier.
Informal dancing. Game rooms, A
pool table, writing rooms, lounges.
Dance' instruction Wednesday.
USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S. Writ-
ing room, pool, games, mailing D1
service, sewing service, stationery,
shaving service ,etc.
7:30 P.M. Jook Dance, Pier
7:30 P.M.-Music Hour; Listen to
favorite recordings, USO Club.
1 P.M.-Radio Hour, USO Club.
7 P.M.-Game program, USO
Club. nE
8 P.M.-Dance, Tinsley's Orch6s- bc
tra, Pier Center. W
9 A.M. Coffee Hour, Home
Center. 14
Leisure Hour, USO Club. bi
2:30 P.M.-Tea Dance, USO Club. Ci
3 P:M.-C 1 a s i c a 1 Recordings, cd
Pier Center. be
5 P.M.-Canteen Supper, Home as
Center. N
Snack Supper, USO Club. N1
7 P.M.-Informal dancing Party,
Pier Center. TI
MONDAY, JAN. 24 th
7:30 P.M.-Dance and Game Night, la
Pier Center. iri
Dance Instruction, Ralph Case, ie
instructor, USO Club.
8:30 P.M. Informal Dancing, cc
USO Club. w
7 P.M.-10:30 P.M.--Dance. Air- 7'
port men special guests, Pier
12 Noon-WIVES CLUB, LunciJ.
eon, Wives of Service men
cordially invited. YWCA.
7 P.M.-Dance instruction, Pier
8 P.M.-Dance, Orchestra, Drew
Field Service men, Special
guests, Pier Center. 21
7:30 P.M.-Classical recordings, '
USO club. as
7 P.M. Games and informal
dancing, Pier Center.
8 P.M.-Dance, Dick Spencer's
Orchestra, USO Club.

Clearwater w
LOUNGE. 601 Cleveland, (op- so
posite Capital Theater). Open
9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the con-
venience of servicemen. 41
urday and Sunday from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Open week days by
request. Directions may be ob-
tained at the Lounge.
DANCES: Wednesday nights si
from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and sg
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.- sp
Municipal Auditorium. n(

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What To Do On Drew

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 kept handy for ready reference.


etc., at
.ve: N.

'H -10
i, 6994,

from 9
els for
ig and
al Pier.
i. Writ-

sten to

I Plant City

Skating Crystal Springs. Bus
leaves .USO 7:30 p.m.
SPing-pong tournament, with
Open house. Victory Belles are
Open house all day. Coffee and
doughnuts, vespers, Friendly
At .Home Night; reading, writing,
cooking in kitchen.
'Dance at armory. Meet at USO,
8.p rn
Bowling at .American Legion
Alley. opposite USO.

"Monkey Shines"

To Light Here

"'Monkey Shines," rollicking
new USO Camp Show, will
bounce into the Bandshell next
Wedne.-idy, it was announced by
the Ba.e Special Service Office
Virginia Lee, petite and charm-
ing" acro-dancer, heads a cast of
brilliant entertainers. Walter
Carlson, singing and- dancing
comedian, will be well remem-
bered by lads from the east coast,
as'will that talented juggler, Paul
Nolan, who is assisted by Mrs.
The Hope sisters, Claire,
Therese and Anne, promise a
treat to lovers of swing. This is
their first tour outside New Eng-
land and the girls are really mak-
ing good with their soldier aud-
."Monkey Shines," a musi-
comedy you won't want to miss.
will play twice in order to ac-
commodate all who wish to see
it., The first showing will be at
7. pjr. the second-at 9.

Learn to Dlance

At 0 ClI es

Do you want to learn to dance?
No sense in saying "I don't know
hoaw." v.hen "Club Night," each
Wedr ni.dal, evening at the USO,
214 North Boulevard. features a
"class in dancing for beginners,
as well as a class for more ad-
variced ballroom artists..

Sailor Trpsts Wife

But Just So Far

Whern Sailor Henry B. Fournier
wrote to his wife explaining that
ie wouldn't be home for Christ-
mas, he suggested that she invite
.some bther Navy man to dinner-
a' .ob that looked like him. "He's
ridt to kiss you, however," he or-

Wins on Sinatra
Robert Brochu won a free din-
ner when Frank Sinatra, the
singerer, was rejected for Army
Service Brochu bet a fellow
soldier that the balladeer would
not be accepted.

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JOE E. BROWN, film and USO comedian, pictured in China
with a war correspondent, resounds in the news with a loud
squawk against being routed through rear areas of combat.
He'd pass up the generals, he says, and make with the
laughs for plain GI Joes on the fighting front. (Interna-

Nos. 1, 2 and 4-6 and 8 p.m.
Nos. 3, 5 and 6-7 and 9 p.m.
No. 7-7 p.m.
No. 8-8 p.m.
Nos. 1. 3 and .7-2 p.m.
Nos. 2, 4 and 6-3 p.m.
No. 5-1, 3 and 5 p.m.
(Theaters 7 and 8 are for colored
Theaters 1 and 5
Taylor, Susan Peters, Robert
Benchley; RKO News.
Theaters 2 and 7
Trevor, Albert Dekker, Barry
Sullavan; Sports Parade; Color
Theaters 3 and 4
KATE: Ann Savage, Tom Neal,
Glenda Farrell; RKO News.
Lon Chaney Jr., Pat Morrison.
Theaters 6 and 8
THIEVES: Maria Montez, Jon
Hall, Andy Devine: Terry Toon;
RKO News.
Theaters 1 and 5
CREEK: Betty Hutton, Eddie
Bracken, Brian Dunlevy, Akim
Tamiroff; This Is America No.
Theaters 2 and 7.
THE LODGER: Merle Oberon,
Laird Cregar, George Sanders;
The Magic Carpet; The World
of Sports.
Theaters 3 and 4
cast above); RKO News.
Theaters 6 and 8
THIEVES: (See cast above);
RKO News.
Theaters 1 and 5
CREEK: (See cast above); This
Is America No. 3.
Theaters 2 and 7
THIEVES: (See cast above);
Terry Toon; RKO News.
Theaters 3 and 4
cast above); RKO News.
Theaters 6 and 8
DIKE KATE: (See cast above);
(See cast above).
Theaters 1 and 5
Wayne, Susan Hayward;' RKO

RAio Proarcam

By Drew Field

(All broadcasts now made from
bandshell on Drew Field. Any-
one may observe broadcasts.)
12:15 Noon
Latest United Press News.
Treasury Star Parade. featuring
popular radio stars.
12:30 P.M..
Drevi Field Presents. Featuring
Drew's own soldier talent.
10:35 A.M.
Drew Field Band Broadcast.
8:30 P.M.
The Week in Review. Your
chance to catch up on history-
making events.
7:30 P.M.
Wings and Flashes. Popular
Drew Field talent.

Free Lodging
The Scottish Rite building, 502
E. Lafayette St., houses a free 50-
bed dormitory, reserved for serv-
ice men.

No. 1-Ave. F between 6th & 8th Sts.
No. 2-Ave. B and 6th St.
No. 3-2nd St. & Ave. K.
No. 4-1st St. between N & 0 Aves.
No. 5-4th St. between F & G Aves.
No. 6-N Ave. between 9th and 10th
No. 7-Camp DeSoto area..
No. 8--West area.
Theaters 2 and 7
THIEVES: (See cast above);
Terry Toon; RKO News.
Theaters 3 and 4
CREEK: (See cast above); This
Is America No. 3.
Theaters 6 and 8
cast above); RKO News.
Theaters 1 and 5
cast above); RKO News.
Theaters 2 and 7
GIRL: Frances Langford, Ed-
ward Norris; 'ROOKIES IN
BURMA: Alan Carney, Wally
Theaters 3 and 4
CREEK: (See cast above); This
Is America No. 3.
Theaters 6 and 8
cast above); RKO News.
Theaters 1 and 5
GIRL: (See cast above);
cast above).
Theaters 2-and 7
cast above); RKO Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
cast above); RKO News.
Theaters 6 and 8
(REEK: I See :--i-t abl e,.
Tins I: America N,:.. 3
Theaters 1 and 5
GIRL: See cdat t, b o v
(at. ab b.'.- i
Theaters 2 and 7
cart b:,'.'.- RKO Ne'.'.
Theaters 3 and 4
cali r1aL.'. ie KO Ne\s.
Theaters 6 and 8
CREEK: iSie ca _t Zbo' e ,:
Tr,, Il Arn-,,r a: No. 3

Service Club 1

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Service Club 2

Music on Records, 8 p.m.
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
Band Concert, 8 p.m.
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
Informal Sing, 8 p.m.

DREW FIELD SOLDIERS find many photogenic aquabelles
at Cypress Gardens, near Tampa. Here the aquabelles
take time out from the filming of 20th Century Fox's
technicolor picture at the gardens to swim by in formation
for soldier visitors to shoot.


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CAMERA GIRL-Margie Stewart, of RKO-Radio's roster
of ravishing lovelies, gives an example (left) of grace in
the pose of a camera girl, festooned with flashlight bulbs.
She makes a better subject than she does a lens expert.
Her latest role is in the forthcoming "Show Business,"
Eddie Cantor's musical. At the right, Eve Whitney, statues-
que screen player, shows what to expect on the beach this
summer in the way-of sun outfits.




Come In Superwolf,

Good Rumor's Novak

It isn't Rogers' Rangers, nor it it the long rifles of Ken-
tucky. That crew of determinfed-looking characters who are
learning the intricacies of the carbine are the Personnel
Section of Battalion Headquarters of the 568th SAW.

Under the guiding hand of Lt
Tom Velasaris, the paragraph
troops who serve under Adjutani
Silverman are preparing for theii
range firing. And they are al:
determined to come back eligible
for any and all medals available
to crack riflemen.
Pfc. Rocco Nicoletti, demor
switchboard operator, had himself
a time the first time ,he took a
carbine apart. And T/6 Daniel
Packenham is walking around
with a proud look because he took
one apart, reassembled it and
found that it still worked.
Pfc. Arthur Alvarez, alias
"The Whip," took one look at
Pfc. Irving "Pookey" Joseph as
the latter appeared ready for
the range. "Migawd!" cried
Alvarez, "We've lost the war!"
Pfc. William "Red" Lynch
wants them to change the name
of that flag from "Maggie's
Drawers" to the "Red Flag."
Says it is much more dignified
and the other name is a bit too
Add remarks: T/5 Stanley Sink-
ler: "If those guys had held that
dang target still, a guy might
make a decent score!"
T/5 Leslie Zeiger happy be-
cause at last he's found a weapon
his size.
Congrats to Sgt. Leonard Riave
and his lovely bride.... T-5 Isa-
dore Novak is now known as the
"Good Rumor Man." ... Speaking
of nicknames, Pfc. Leonard Hines
is now known as "Superwolf."
Sgt. Alfred H. Laprade is back
from furlough and is ready once
again to present his advice to the
lovelorn. Drop in any night ex-
cept Sunday.
Pfc. George Woolsey remains
the biggest hometown booster
in the outfit. Woolsey hails
-from San Jose, Cal., which, he
insists is the prune center of
the World.
S/Sgt. Roger Britts always
has that satisfied look that you
find on a person who has just
finished a hearty meal. Cpl.
Earl Brandt most unhappy be-
cause the laundry sent back
the wrong fatigue hat. The
original was a Lily Dache
model and Brandt hated to
lose it.
Pfc. Tom Toland, one of the
veterans of the 568th, has re-
joined the outfit after a long ab-
sence during which he was in
several other units. "Glad to be
back with the old mob," says
To Pfc. John (Brooklyn) Mee-
han came an opportunity which
comes to few men. As referee in
a basketball game, John had
plenty of chances to blow a
whistle and make the first ser-
geant jump. The first sergeant,
Richard Bowman, was playing
center for' the 568th five.
We told you last week of how
adept T/5 Ray Matlock is at pro-
ducing music from guitars, saws
and whatnot. Well, the versatile
Matlock has another talent. He
can do tricks with a lasso in the
approved cowboy manner.

Drew Man Gets

Citizen Papers

Final citizenship papers were
granted to Cpl. Paul Lowenstein
of the 5th Training Regiment's
Orientation Section during the
past week. He came to this coun-
try in 1939, leaving behind Leip-
zig, Germany.
The happy recipient of the citi-
zenship papers has put tireless
effort into his work with the 5th
Training orientation staff.

570th Unit Cook

Curtails Coffee

For Lovebirds
These two gold-bricking
reporters of Company C,
570th SAW, are out on a
limb again. Sgt. Billehus
picked himself a blond and
Sgt. Lapinsky picked a -red-
head. Lapinsky's red-head
turned out to be the very
same morsel that T/5 Parente
has been so ardently wooing
for the past month or so.
Cook Parente has allowed his
Latin passion to be aroused. Says
Parente, "No more hot coffee for
you, Lapinsky. So there." When
last seen, Lapinsky was out look-
ing for a percolator and a new
Cpl. Julio Vivas, the Spanish
instructor, is currently holding

down the position of Company
Stooge. You should hear the
"Bonus Notches" and "Hasty Ma-
nanas" going back and forth when
Julio and M/Sgt. Anderson get
together. (For the information of
the uninitiated the Company
Stooge is the CQ, although the
KPs and guards insist that the
abbreviation for Company Stooge
is CS.)
1st Sgt. McGowan, known as
Frank Sinatra (Why? We don't
know), is still waiting for a let-
ter from Bette of Phillie, Pa. Mac
is heartbroken. Will someone
please help? Misery loves com-
pany and Mac is one of the most
miserable guys we have seen for
a long time.
If any of you are interested in
a picture collection that's really
hump'n, see Pfc. Billy Smith,
company clerk and art "cona-
sewer delooxe."
Billy has surrounded himself
with as impressive a picture col-
lection of home-grown "tomatoes"
as we have seen in a month of
week-end passes, which is approx-
imately 31 years. We don't be-
lieve it but Smitty swears on a
stack of ARs that they are all his
to have and to hold.
'Company C has two new offi-
cers, Lt. Marvin Feinstien and Lt.
Barrente. Glad to have you. (We
think.) Lt. Tomaino and Lt.
Spohn are attending officers'
school. We thought lieutenants
knew everything, or at least
everything one needs to know.
We are sadly disillusioned.

Lt. Bradley CO

Of Co. D, 1st Bn.,

Training Reg't.

The Commanding Officer of
Company D, 1st Bn., 1st Trng.
Regt., Lt. Marion Bradley, has
every right to be proud of the
officers and cadre of his organi-
zation because of a recent com-
pilation showing,that 92 per cent
of the men receiving instruction
in Company D have qualified.
Welcome to Lt. Dwain R. Cox
who is an able weapons instructor.
Also to Sgt. Jim Ingle, the long
Texan who has joined the cadre.
We are all wondering why Lt.
Bradley insists that one look over
his office. A recent addition has
been made, a handsome new desk.
Lt. Postel is now back on the job
after a leave of absence from the
state of the "Cornhuskers."


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1111 t
WAC AREA, home of Drew's air-happy feminine soldiers. Seen 'way, 'way in the back-
ground is the Air-WACs' (they never win a game, but do they have fun) baseball team,
practicing, for once, without the aid of the Physical Training Dept's pin-up boy. Cos-
tumes worn by those lassies deep in clothesline conversation are strictly GI, functional
if not glamorous. Eyes and tongues no doubt are directed at the charming Pfc., who
obviously.has the T/5 believing he's "sooowonderful."


The latest report is that Joe Zogby of the 594th Bomb
Squadron has a certain young lady from Kansas City com-
ing to see him. Why is Bill Werner longing to get back to
Little Falls, N. Y.?
Not too long ago, Ned (The Preacher) Embry slipped a
ring on someone's third finger, left hand. Good luck to you
Ned. We do wish that M/Sgt. Wilk would please give the
poor little WAC at the Headquarters a break.

569th Band

Plays Jazz,

Fires Rifles
The display. of versatility,
by the 569th Army Band,
continues unabated. Previous
exhibitions of scholarly, ar-
tistic, menial and unclassi-
fied endeavors have now been
supplemented by meritorious
achievement in "soldiering."
The bandsmen have proved
themselves likely candidates
for careers in the Army by
qualifying on the rifle range
during the past week.
Warrant Officer Lester G. Bak-
er was also a member of the rifle
class and set a fast pace for the
rest of the 569'ers. Ninety-six
per cent of the bandsmen regis-
tered in the first two classes in
rifle marksmanship passed the
There was more than a gener-
ous sprinkling of sharpshooters
and experts within our ranks'. .
and there was also one "Bolo"-
that's a guy who fails to qualify.
The remarkable part about the
band's firing recoidl is that the
men managed to survive the con-
ditioning program with which
T/Sgt. Ellie "Wantsawife" Eaton
augmented the regular course in
marksmanship. The sarge got the
notion that "GI'ing" the barracks
was a good way to put the fellows
in physical trim for the event.
Fiddling Del Purga and Bassist
Jock Giacomucci were high scor-
ers when the tallies came in on
the .30 caliber shooting-congrat-
ulations, you lugs.
The "Bolo" is still raving about
the "fish-tail" wind, the rain, the
coach, and everything else-ex-
cept his miserable shooting-that
happened the day of the record
firing. His feelings might be hurt
if his name were mentioned;
however, by a curious coinci-
dence, his initials are the same as
those of the by-line-"J. F. S."
.. wonder if he could be the
same guy? Could be!

Her intentions are honorable
Wilk, we are certain of that. It
would be greatly appreciated if
S/Sgt. Street would make up his
mind-if it is the young lady from
Tennessee or the Service Club.
The great mystery of the Squad-
ron is: Who broke the wash bowl
in the Clerk's barracks? The night
that it happened S/Sgt. Bondi,
Sgt. Peterson and Sgt. Goldie
were in fine condition.
There must be something in
Tampa because T/Sgts. Doyle
and Fresia are always in there.
There is an old saying that goes
something like this: "A Word to
the Wise Is Sufficient." McCol-
lum had better watch his com-
pany. After all a plain clothes-
man is no one to fool with.
The Squadron basketball team
added another victory to its list
last Thursday when, under the
able leadership of 1st Lt. A. V.
Fonts, it defeated the 853d Signal
Detachment, 31-20.
Another one of our famous men,
Sgt. Sherman Dailey, is engaged.
The president of the telephone
company is about to take Gibby
Watts in as a partner. After all,
he is always calling Dallas. Love
is a wonderful thing.
Well, "Pop" is on his way to
the great city of New York.
We would like to know what is
so interesting to "Roger" Germain
in St. Pete.
The 594th Basketball team
seems to be progressing rapidly.
In the two games they have
played and won, the main factor
seemed to be points from the
foul line. This alone won the
last game over the 853d Signal
Sgt. Coats, team captain, does
a capable job of handling the
team on the floor, besides provid-
ing tough opposition on the de-
fense. LaCoste, Columbo. McMinn,
Levine, Hinkle, Haney, and Jones
comprise the rest of the team,
and now that things are rolling
smoother, all men can work in
each position without weakening
the team. All in all it appears that
this team should have a better
than average season.

A silver, in place of gold bar
now graces the shoulders of Lt.
William H. Turner of the 553d
SAW Battalion. Refreshments
were on the officer when he re-
ceived the news.

593d Scribe

Wants Stein

To Rebounce
Do you remember a month
or so ago when Sgt. Stein be-
moaned the fact that some-
body ran up to him in a big
hurry and told him to get out
this 593d Bomber column in
15 minutes flat?
Jack, at present, is enjoying a
more than well deserved furlough
way up north in Pennsylvania.
We aren't asking him to cut it
short, but if he can possibly ar-
range to get back in time for next
week's column, he will have the
gratitude of yours truly.
Welcome to our Squadron,
Capt. Kenneth H. Olson. Capt.
Olson has taken over the exec-
utive officer's chair left vacant
by Captain Shouse when he was
called as group executive., The
captain was formerly with a
troop carrier outfit in Alaska.
Sgt. Glen C. Robertson down in
the Ordnance Department is mak-
ing a valiant effort to organize a
Squadron orchestra. Sgt. Robert-
son reports that to date he has
three musicians and would like to
increase that figure to seven or
Congratulations to Captain
Joseph P. Carr. For the benefit of
those who aren't familiar with our
Squadron Operations staff, Cap-
tain Carr is a navigator-instructor
anc we have heard a lot of rlmnr-
to the effect that he is a
Seems we have heard some-
body softly whistle "Just a
Gigolo" when Pvt. Carle T.
Athey walked into the orderly
room the other day. Could it be
that his being chosen one of the
better dressed men on the
Field had something to do with
What happens to "YANK,"
ECHOES. and the rest of the camp
and service publications now?
Seems to me that I read some-
thing in the paper t'other day.that
says no more cheesecake.

Skilled Worker

Sought By PX

Experience in frigidaire work
is a green light for some Drew
Soldier to boost his base pay one-
half, it was announced yesterday
by PX official C. M. Young.
Mr. Young, exchange personnel
director, said an enlisted man was
being sought for work on frigid-
aires. Soda fountain mechanics
are also needed, he said.
Qualified persons are asked to
call at the PX Personnel Office,
1st St. and Ave. B.






Commissary Cuts Chow Cost



Col. Van Ingren Heads

Revamped Regiment
SThe past week has been an extremely busy one, offices
Jing moved, personnel shifted about, and new companies
being formed. Col. Van Ingen has assumed command of
the 1st Training Regiment. His staff consists of Major
Heaney, executive officer; Lt. Hiltner, inspector; Major
McLean, in charge of officers' section; Lt. Shiff and Lt.
Hellmuth, adjutant and assistant adjutant; Lt. H. H. Wood-
ling, S-1; Lt. Holub, S-2; Capt. Krommelbein, S-3, and Major
Weggenman, S-4.

In Regimental Headquarters
(formerly the Surgeon's Bldg.)
we find: M/Sgt. Holland, Sgt.
Major; S/Sgt. Campbell, message
center chief; Pfcs. Stallworth and
Payne, and Pvt. Dunn, the dialec-
tician. Sgt. Kimmel heads the
file section, but how he rates Miss
Mable Cole and Miss Doris Pear-
son is more than we know. Pfc.
Edward Amon, of the same sec-
tion, is learning a lot from the
girls (about filing, of course).
Sgt. Felix Noble returned
from Mississippi to take over
the correspondence. With, the
handsome sergeant are Sgt. Go-
million and Mrs. Rebecca Sil-
vermran. Cpl. Bernard Levine
is the non-con in charge of
the officers' section. His able
aides are Pfcs. Albert Hayden
and Roland Valliere. Levine
formerly wrote this column and
did a bang-up job, but his
duties prevented him from
tackling it this week:
Sgt. Hopper sits in the inspec-
tor's section and has a swell boss
too. With Major McLean is Cpl.
John W. Siemens and Mrs. Ruby
Hq. and Hq. Co. 1st Trng. Reg't.
has now been born. Lt. Philip G.
Prosser is commanding officer,
and his staff consists of 1st Sgt.
Harold D. Miller (moving over
from Co. D); S/Sgt. Lester M.
Roscher, supply; Cpl. Harold D.
Harris, company clerk; Pfc. Edgie
Rossi, clerk-typist; Pfc. Clarence
E. Ulleny, mailman, and Pfc. Kryn
Oudendyk, supply clerk.
Another new company is the
Service Company headed by Lt.
Henry W. Eaton. His staff con-
sists of Lt. Robert J. Britz, execu-
tive officer; 1st Sgt. Gilbert H.
Peiper; S/Sgt. Stanley J. Kopet-
ski, supply; Sgt. George A. Mc-
Clure, company clerk; Cpl. Nicola
F. Garone, mail orderly; Cpl. An-
thony F. Muraco, ass't clerk;
Pfc. Robert J. Trommer, clerk,
and Cpl. Howard Livingston, sup-
O "
Nein the Service Company you
"will find the unsung heroes of
the motor pool, Kitchens 20 and
23; utilities, and the switch-
Lt. Marion W. Baxley remained
in the same area to take over
command of the newly born Hq.
Co. 1st Bn. The company offi-
cers are Lt. John P. Bedford and
Lt. Lee M. Cox. 1st Sgt. Francis
E. Capozzi will continue to carry
out the orders of Lt. Baxley, for-
tunate to have his former staff
remain. They are: Sgt. Fritz
Lowenstein, company clerk; Pvt.
Thomas G. Benzmiller, mail clerk;
Sgt. George Bearup, supply, and
his assistant, Pvt. Max Rodman.

PX No. 4 Moves,

Expands Items

Post Exchange No. 4, formerly
located on East 1st, between Aves.
L and M, has moved to the east
end of L St., Capt. Donald H.
Evans, Post Exchange Officer,
announced yesterday.
In addition to the merchandise
sold at the old location, soft
drinks and sandwiches are now
available at the new spot, and
will be served to the GIs by girls.

Taken by Drew GIs

Wilbur Guy Hart, 24, and Jane
Hope Davis, 21, Covington, Tenn.
John H. Gibson, 29, and Blanche
Louise Simpson, 27, Springfield,
Albert R. Hunt, 22, and Hilda
P. Myers, 20, Philadelphia.
James Wantland, 19, and Anna
Mary'Dean, 19, New Albany, Ind.
Floyd William Ray, 27, and
Frances A. Merlino, 34, Tampa.
Anthony Hector Podlaskowski,
23, and Dorothy Lucille LeMieux,
19, 'Tampa.
Earle R. Thomas, 24, and Mary
Jane Price, 22, Drew Field.
Raphael Steven Farrell, 30, and
Mary Elizabeth Hallihan, 26,
Brighton, Mass.
Herbert E. Bayer,' 27, and Edna
Bayer, 21, Laporte, Ind.

Come On Over

Air-Wacs Say
- Drew Field's Air-Wacs, after
having been honored by AWUTC
personnel January 15, sent the
following confidential note to
AWUTC Gee-eyes:
"After reviewing your troops,
eating in your mess halls and
dancing and partying with some
of your personnel, AWs "own"
Air-Wacs comment: "You must
all come over and see us some

(foreground) check and pack groceries purchased at the Base
Commissary where they are employed.

503 Heads AW Personnel

The 503d has a new title; over 50 per cent of its per-
sonnel now comprise Headquarters Company, Headquarters
Detachment, AWUTC.
Here is the setup in. brief: .Headquarters Detachment:
Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. N. H. Evans; Personnel Offi-
cer, 1st Lt. Albert L. Cassak and Headquarters Company
Headquarters Detachment; 1st Lt. Maurice C. Boles, com-
manding; 1st Lt. Felix J. Brame, S-4 officer; 2d Lt. E. G.
Berger, special service officer; 2nd Lt. George E. Ganos,
historical officer.
Principal EM in the adminis- Motor Pool too, but for the
tration are S/Sgt. Sid Meyers, sake of suspense, read this col-
sergeant major, and S/Sgt. Alfred umn next week.

Feld as chief clerk of the detach-
ment. 1st Sgt. Hubert J. McD6n-
ough is at the helm of Hqs. Com-
Transportation system without
a doubt is a primary factor in the
winning of the war, be it on the
actual battle scene or in a train-
ing station here in the States.
Special Services of Hq. Co. Hq.
Det. AWUTC hereby pays tribute
to the AW. Motor Pool.
Lt. Thatcher, motor officer,
and Lt. Yates, assistant, place
High value on their men, who
are all diligent and co-operative
Among the EM who com-
prise Lt. Thatcher's competent
office staff are: T/Sgt. DeMarco,
Sgt. McKinley, Cpl. O'Dell and
Cpl. Matthes.
There is also a very capable
staff of Air-WAC Mechanics
in the garage. Oh, yes, there
are some very interesting in-
dividual angles in the AW

living a musical life because the
best way to describe Mrs. Paus-
tian is "A Pretty Girl Is Lige a
Lt. J. L. Ciral (A-3) re-
turned from duty on one of the
small Aleutian Islands with
some interesting statistics and
anecdotes that will make a
noteworthy contribution to
American letters. In the way
of statistics, the gastronomic
delicacies most favored by the
men stationed on the isle, in
order of their popularity, were:
Pineapple juice, fruit cocktail,
Oe ulud m ilk-t, rapr.. n

That's all for now from this juice, cheese, chicken, orange
correspondent-here is the AW juice and pears. The favorite
Sectional lowdown by Cpl. Wil- sport was fishing although the
liam Schwartz. novice hook-and-line men de-
The love bug has bitten the bon ended on THE SPAM as the
vivant of Barracks 9B-05 and all handiest staff of life.
the while we thought he was in-
oculated against it. A promise Who is the lady in A-1 who
is a promise so we won't mention sent this columnist a note an-
his name, but when you see a nouncing the engagement of Edna
sturdy, three-striped, good-look- Purdy to Sergeant Ray Zitzelber-
ing Irishman leave on a three- ger? Zitz flatly denies it and we
day pass Feb. 1, you can bet he'll are convinced that he doesn't
come back married, know a "purdy" girl.
If you happen to have a tape Drafted AfterH e's
worm, make friends with Cpl.
Buddy Towne. He gets a package Ca ured By J
of goodies every day. He is lib- By Ja
eral with cigarettes too. Why
doesn't somebody nominate him ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. (CNS)
for an Eagle Scout? -Mrs. Remigio Chavez received
Did you hear how Private a post card from her son, Pvt.
Wheeler SNAFU'd somebody's Clovis G. Chavez. war prisoner in
budding romance? It would boost a Jap camp, and another card
the circulation of any true story from his draft board, ordering

magazine, him to report for induction, in
Pvt. Hugh Paustian must be the same mail recently.


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Better Buys

For Couples

Save Money

Shopping at Drew Field's
Commissary, located at 10th
St. and Ave. F, is a definite
saving for military personnel,
according to Lt. Walter W.
Pugh, Assistant Quartermas-
ter Sales Officer.
Stating that the commissary
stock includes nearly every item
necessary to maintain a .well-
balanced and healthy diet. Lt.
Pugh urges all those who have
not yet taken advantage of the
convenient store to step in and
judge for themselves.
To be eligible to receive. he
benefit of Drew's Commissary,
patrons must be part of the
Armed Forces or their legal de-
pendents. In the event that a
husband is stationed in some
other part of the country, or over-
seas, his wife will, upon presen-
tation of official proof, be per-
mitted to shop.
Items available to Drew's per-
sonnel include all dairy products,
fruits, vegetables, and staples of
nearly every brand. Large shoul-
der hams/ can be purchased at
almost any time, while fowl will
be found in stock occasionally.
The Commissary is open be-
tween 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except
Sunday. The store is closed on
the last day of each month for

Pig Steals

Meat From

553d Cook
On Jan. 5, 1944, after an im-
posing convoy ride, Platoon No. 1,
Co. A, 553d pulled into the mid-
dle of a forest somewhere in
Florida. Immediately we all be-
gan erecting tents anj units like
a bunch of beavers.
One of our boys passed by an
old shack and discovered perched
between the logs, a long sarcastic
snake who kept sticking out his
tongue at his discoverer. Snakes
attract crowds and soon a posse
gathered around the reptile.
Armed with sticks and knives,
short order cooks saw the sun set
qn a headless snake's body.
Later in the day there were
about five pigs running around
the area and they took a yen to
the cook's tent. The mother pig
decided to take a look at what
was cooking. This part of our
story will be called "Pig de-
cides to go to 553d Market."
Before the cook could say
"beans and lemonade," this swin-
ish Jimmy Valentine had ab-
sconded with a choice bit of beef.
Noticing this new type of chow
hound, the cook started after him
singing the following ditty to the
tune of "People will say we're in
Don't take my meat away,
Stealing isn't fair play;
You are causing me much
People will say you're a thief.
Don't run away with that,
Give me my bone and my fat.
So, halt sow and drop that
Or, People will say you're a
The pig evidently had never
heard of Frank Sinatra and
slowly got up more speed and
ran away. The moral of the story
is, "A lot of hogs get meat with-
out ration points."

Iceland Gets Ice
Lt. Ollie B. Schlueder, new
company commander in the 553d
SAW Battalion, spent about 18
months in Iceland before coming
to Drew Field. "Weather is a
bit warmer here," he said.






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Gold Mantel Gift

To Be Presented

A white satin and gold mantel
has been presented to Chapel
Numhnbr 3. locate at .2d Street

Wedding bells were rung for
M/Sgt. Joseph A. Reilly of the
553d SAW Battalion this week.
The popular zebra was married
to Miss Loretta Clarke of New
York in Chapel No. 4.

and Avenue J, by Mrs. Anna M/Sg. Smith
Parnes, wife of Pfc. Henry Parnes
of the 903d Quartermaster Com- TO Be Married
The Sefer Torah Mantel will Miss Josephine Parks of Tampa
be dedicated tomorrow evening will become the bride of M/Sgt.
at 8 p.m., and will replace the Edward W. Smith of Drew Field
old cover of the scroll containing some time in February. The mar-
the five books of Moses. riage was announced Sunday by
Base Chaplain Carl W. Hewlett Miss Parks' parents, Judge and
will bring greetings and the serv- Mrs. Lexie Logue Parks of Tampa.
ices will be conducted by Chap- Miss Parks is a graduate of
lain Pinchos J. Chazin, who will Florida State College for Women.
speak on "Look Not Upon The She is a member of Chi Omega
Container, but at the Contents sorority. Sergeant Smith is a
Thereof." graduate of Darlington School for
A Kiddush and reception will Boys, Rome, Ga. He attended the
follow the service. Georgia School of Technology.

Soldiers Pay

Tribute To

21 Warriors

Highlighted by a parade
and review, a rousing tribute
to the 21 WACs who are now
a part of AWUTC was given
Saturday afternoon and eve-
ning. The Air-WACs joined
Col. R. N. Kunz in review-
ing the men of his 2d Train-
ing Regiment.
At the business-end of an "eyes
right" for the first time, the Air-
Wacs were genuinely thrilled as
they stood with Colonel Kunz
and reviewed the columns of fel-
After the review, they visited
five AW mess halls for a pro-
gressive dinner, thoroughly en-
joying both the food and the at-
tention shown throughout the
whole procedure.
Then came the dayroom party
and dance, with two sergeants,
selected from the various train-
ing regiments, escorting each Air-
Wac. Gay companionship and
dancing provided the perfect end-
ing to a day that will live long
in their memories.
Happy, and just a wee bit tired,
the AW Air-Wacs confided they:
thought everybody treated
them "swell."
S. thought Colonel Kunz was
"grand"-his boys "sharp."
enjoyed the "delicious"
food-and the "cute" centerpieces
fixed up especially for them.
S. were "thrilled"-"deeply
honored"-"highly impressed."

Kitchen 20 Wins

Back in the No. 1 spot on the
weekly "AW Best Kitchen Pa-
rade" last week was Kitchen No.
20, regaining the top after losing
it for a week to No. 27. Lt. C. J.
Burley is mess officer; T/Sgt.
William Casson is mess sergeant.

Saturday afternoon, Col. R. N. Kunz, commanding the 2nd
Training Regt., and Sgt. Helen Stonebraker, in charge of the
WACs, conversed briefly in the activities of the afternoon.
With them are Maj. T. J. Dunn (right), executive officer, and
Capt. E. C. O'Rear (left), adjutant, of the 2nd Training Regt.



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 FieYd
military personnel to contact any
other rationing authority than the
Base Ration Board.

R, S, T and U valid; all ex-
pire Jan. 29.
Green D, E and F in book 4
valid through today. G, H and J
valid through Feb. 20.
Coupon No. 30 in book 4 valid
for five pounds.






is ti

OUT OF BOUNDS Cpl. "Jerry" Kenna of the 592d ki
Bomb Squadron tells of the venerable old gent who shuffled mo
into a recruiting office one day. T/
"I'm sorry," said the enlistment officer kindly, "but we of ti
are only taking young men. We have no use for men over dimi
70." The aged gent looked very disappointed. "I thought upt
maybe you could use a general," he mumbled. Pv
Harry Morton at the corner of a grand entrance to the cocktail ended
Franklin and Zack, winking at lounge at the Tampa Terrace re- 'paar
the girls. cently, wearing a spangled green SOU
CINDERS TOO dress, a huge emerald tiara, a g
"I wasn't winking. That's a sable jacket and carrying a great deSr
windy corner; something got in silver fan. Harold eyed her care-hisI
my eye," he sid fully and remarked audibly, "I his
A newly commissioned second thought they weren't making any somE
lieutenant, a lad of about 22 with new Buicks this year." mo
a waist measure of 32, was try- OVERHEARD: "I never go perf
ing on his shiny new uniform in to the movies anymore. My clerl
an exclusive Tampa tailoring wife comes home so tired. Be-
shop. He viewed the insignia du- sides, they're mostly airplane I
biously and inquired of the pictures now, and she always hav
dealer: "Are you absolutely sure criticizes the welding out loud." CO
that this is a second lieutenant's Voice of a GI in chair at A.
uniform?" Drew Dental Clinic: "Ouch! sig
Sir!" s
Pfc. David Martinez hurry- Sir",
Pfc. David Mrtinez hurry- Cpl. George Wilbert at Larry by
ing to town. "I have to pick up Ford's: "I always put vitamins co
a girl at the Cuban Club at Ford's: I always pu vitamins con
eight o'clock." in my gin. It's so I can build offi
eig"ho is she?" myself up while I'm tearing 1
"Who is she?" T
"How do I know who's going myself down." ula
to be at the Cuban Club at eight CENSORED MALE: Pfc.
o'clock?" Everett Miller recently receivedre
SIGN OF THE TIMES, SLO- a letter from his brother who is Tra
GAN FOR SCRAP DRIVE: serving in the Navy. Seems that "ga
"Every bit of metal helps! Shake a beautiful mermaid suddenly for
the lead out of your pants!" popped up alongside his de- Pal
NOTE ON THE BUL. "TIN stroyer which was engaged in
BOARD: Our new latrine is convoy duty in the Pacific. More A
lete and read fr rumrs surprising still, she had a little C. K
complete and ready for rumors baby in her arms. "I just want Elea
FISHER BODY to know," she said to the stupe- took
MEMORIES: Sgt. Harold Wool- fled sailor at the rail, "if you Krai
cott surely remembers his' last have a diver on this boat named of C
pass! A Tampa glamor girl made Geisel!" prog

R to Dogs

ids Sport

i st Bn.
rown is a name familiar
everybody and Pfc. Ray-
id Brown of the 1st Bat-
on, 1st Training Regi-
it, received a phone call
week from an officer
said his discharge papers
e ready.
ust come on over and sign
n," the officer said.
brown gulped a couple of times
said, "But, sir, you must mean
e other Brown. It ain't for

/Sgt. Cincotta gave a direct
;r to the hounds at St. Pete
netted $200.
pl. Tufaro and Sgt. De Mi-
1 have asked for a raise. They
e new dependents-four book-
ers and new dog blankets for
"Hounds of St. Pete."
Sgt. Anthony Damascus Bozzi
he new Head Assistant to the
ief Assistant on assisting
h the "live" and "dead"
S/Sgt. Tyrone Colini of
chen No. 23 has a two-toned
mustache c'est la ketchup.
'12 Max Lurie (hey postman)
he receding hair line and the
fishingg pocketbook, has given
gambling until pay day. Such
rain don't you know.
rt. De Vasto of Bawston "Ad-
that his mother was fright-
i by a YOYO. Now, he cau.''f
rk his caar.' "
gt. Lowenstein's wife is won-
ng when he is going to get
bridgework so she can cook
thing besides soup.
t Sgt. Capozzi (toujours 1'a-
r) is still "sweating out" blue
umed envelopes and the mail
k has to produce.
t. Price and 1st Sgt. Swindle
re assumed the new duties of
and top kick of Company
Best wishes on our new as-
nments. Sgt. Powers assisted
Sgt. Jetton, Cpl. Vilone,
npany clerk, round out the
ice force.
'he former CO, the ever pop-
r Lt. Bryant, takes over the
ns of Chemical Warfare
lining. Helping him teach
.s by the numbers" are our
mer cadremen Sgts. Flynn,
latto, and Cpl. Effinger.
new Benedict is Lt. Walter
:raut, whose marriage to Miss
nor Sullivan of Los Angeles,
place recently at Tampa. Lt.
ut has been placed in charge
companyy C's physical training

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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-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 am.. 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 loct it please shiver down
to 714th SAW Co. orderly room and
see Pfc. Benjamin Johnson. He is
holding it for you.

I/$ T Green, Lifetime Parker pen.
" 'Tact Cpl. G. I. Edge, Base Schools
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 One each John A. Yabroud,
746th SAW Co. please contact me!
Also lost. with him-my watch. If
these two are found please notify
A Lincoln S-3, Communication Dept.
2d Tng. Bn.
FOUND -Identification .bracelet with
name Bernard Penn engraved. Owner
please call Grace Keene. M5591.
THE soldier who left an extra pair of
OD trousers in Capt. Roseman's car
may have same by calling for them
at Dispatch No. 7 and establishing
LOST 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-Ray-Ban sun glasses. I mis-
laid 'em at the USO next to the bus
station, around Dec. 14. They have a
background to be remembered only
by the owner-and it's worth $5 RE-
WARD to me. S/Sgt. George Mc-
Dowell. 2nd Reporting Co., 591st
LOST-My GI overcoat. Am expecting
a transfer soon, so need it back IM-
MEDIATELY. Brrr! Pvt. Cornelius J.
Murphy, Co A, 3rd Plotting Bn, 571st
FOUND-Another set of choppers. It's
too cold for ice cream and soup gets
tiresome, so you'd better claim those
false teeth at the ECHOES office.
last week. Has my name on outside
and inside, too. If you find it, pliz
send it back to the ECHOES office.
Cpl. Rasher.

LOST-Book. "The Giant Dwarf." by
Wood Kahler. It's a little book with
big value to me. If you have it, please
return to Pfc. Szymanowicz, 4th Tng.
Regt, for REWARD.
PFC. RODEN JONES, your nice brown
billfold (probably a Christmas pres-
ent, at that) is at Company H. 2nd
Bn., 1st Tng. Regt., in the orderly
room. You can have it by reciting
some of the "poetry" we found inside.
LOST-Officer's short overcoat, at the
corner of K & East 1st St., last Fri-
day morn. I'm gonna frrrrrreeze, if
you don't bring it back to MY back.
LL H. W. Eaton, Service Company,
1st Training Regt. __
WILL THE E. M. who rode from Clear-
water to Drew on Sunday afternoon,
Jan. 9. with Capt Pleasants call at
the headquarters of the 26th Sub-
Depot. identify himself, and claim his
package which he left in the car.
Capt Pleasants. Ph. 501.
LOST-Green-striped lifetime Parker
pencil, at either Tampa Terrace or
Hillsboro Hotel public telephones. (My
memory of particular place is kinda
hazy!) REWARD, if you're the guy
who has it. Pvt. Milton Davidson,
S-3. 1st Bn., 1st Tng. Regt.
FOUND-An overseas cap with Air
Corps braid. Letter "J" on band.
Near Theater No. 3. Owner please pick
*-^_P at orderly room of 729th SAW
N and East 1st
-SViD-Cap from fountain pen with
gray .stripe on it. Must be from a
Scheaffer, so you better come 'n' get
it, if you're the loser. Orderly room
of 729th SAW Co.. N and E. Ist.
WONDERING where that strange OD
officer's service cap came from. the
morning after that big New Year's
Eve? It's mine! Lost it at the Braden-
ton Country Club. It's size 7%. The
MPs who keep following me say you'd
better call Lt. Ciral, Ext. 819. right
away. if you have it.
LOST-My wonderful Parker "51" pen
and pencil set, with black body and
silver caps. Must'a been near Hqs.
AWUTC, or PX No. 10. REWARD for
the guy who brings it back. Lt. Ciral,
Ph. 819.
0O H. OWEN, 1606 North 18th. Birming-
ham, Alabama. you can get into your
house now. Your bey ring is in the
possession of "Gibby," PX No. 1.
8th and Ave. A.
LOST-My gold identification bracelet,
on January 1st. My serial number and
namn, S/Sgt. William H. Miller. is on
its back. Call me at ext 2239. if you
found it.
LOST-Parker "51" pen with blue bot-
torn. silver ton. The ntnt is damaged,
but the main point is, you'll get a
REWARD if I get mv precious pen.
Chaplain Lawrence. 5f9th.
LOST--New Christmas silver identifi-
eatin bracelet, inscribed "George
Osebman, Jr." Don't know if I lost it
in town or on the Base. but I do
know I won't dare to go on furlough
without it! Call me at the ECHOEc
office. ph. 987.
STERLING SILVER identification
bracelet inscribed "S. J. Siskind.
12040074." Finder (I hope. I hope)
please phone 328, Sgt Siskind.

FOUND: ROSARY. It's a very lovely
rosary, and someone must be wishing
they'd find it. Call at the ECHOES
office, and describe it, if it's yours.
RALPH TORDIFF, "Margie" isn't
gonna like it if you don't pick up
that silver identification' bracelet.
Bring your dog tags over to the
ECHOES office, and you can have it.
LIVAN, don't you want your bill-
folds? They've been waiting for you
for weeks, at the ECHOES office.
driver's permit, officers' club card,
etc., await you at the ECHOES office.
LOST: One more silver identification
bracelet. Bears the Air Corps in-
signia, my name, serial number, and
home address. Reasons for wanting
it are purely sentimental, and worth
a big REWARD to Pfc. Harold Bos-
worth, Co. G, 2nd Bn. 1st Tng Regt.
I WENT to the Chemical Warfare
demonstration Jan. 12, 'n' came back
without my Ronson cigarette lighter
case. It's -silver with brown trim, is
initialed ''R.F.S.", and is well worth
a REWARD to Pvt. Pay Sochor. Ph.
344, Sig. H. s. Co., Third Fighter

WERE YOU going around, seeing the
* world through green-colored glasses?
Kenneth Williams found some green-
lensed, prescription-ground spec's, and
they're at the ECHOES office, waiting
to be claimed.
worn, well-packed billfold awaits you
at the ECHOES office. Won't you stop
in for it?
CARROL SLOVACEK, those are nice
photos of yourself and family. You
may have the billfold which contains
them if you'll give the brunette's ad-
dress to- the boys in the ECHOES
CAMOUFLAGE NET. 36 by 44 feet,
two-inch mesh, removed from 5th Tng
Regt camouflage area around Jan. 12.
Anyone having knowledge of its
whereabouts please call ext. 625.
REWARD OFFERED for the return
of my sorority pin. It's an Alpha
Delta Pi pin, set with opals, rubies.
and a guard of rubies. Is inscribed
"Doris Mae Cassell, Alpha Rho." Call
2287. and no questions will be asked.
CLASS RING for OCS, Miami Beach.
class 1943-A. has. been turned in at
the office of the Assistant Adjutant
General, Third Fighter Command
THOSE TEETH which hopped away in
front of Dispensary No. 7 at 9 p.m.
Jan. 13th have been found. (It's a
lower partial denture.) You may se-
cure them from Capt.'DeNoia, at the
office of the AWUTC Dental Surgeon.
building 8D03. on 2rd St. near Ave. L

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.
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.

SOLDIERS' WIVES wanted for short
hour shifts at AWUTC Officers' mess.
Call Lt. Dekker, Ph. 874.

ENLISTED man with watch repair ex-
perience, to work during off-duty
hours. Apply PX Personnel Office. B
Ave. and 1st
man. Call Mr. Young. PX Personnel
PROJECTIONISTS wanted. Lots of
extra cash for off-duty work. See
Sgt. Mannheimer, Theater No. 3,
2nd & K, if you've had experience
along these lines.
are badly needed at the Base Thea-
ters. Good pay for off-duty hours.
Too good an opportunity to miss.
Stop in at Theater No. 3, 2nd & K.


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

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. 2202. or stop in to see it.
LARGE, AIRY room for couple. Pri-
vate entrance, semi-private bath. It's
a good location for transportation,
and it's only $6 per week. See S/Sgt.
Balin, Hqs Co: 5th Tng Regt, or Apt.
No. 3, 105 So. Melville Ave., off Grand
-are you still batting about Drew?
If so, see me at Barracks 10 A-22, Co.
G. 2nd Bn.. 1st Tng. Regt., Cpl.
school chum, Sgt. Florian Teraskie-
wicz. is in the 595th Bomb Sq., 396th
Bomb Group. Let's get together. Look
me up soon.
I was able to sell my camera and
enlarger the first day. Thanks! Lt.
Jerome L. Ciral.
TO BASE HQs and Wac section, Base
Detachment personnel: My most
heartfelt thanks for the wonderful
assistance you gave me. I'll never
forget it. Pvt. Voss, Wac Section.
THANKS for the wonderful response
I had on my radio ad. I could have
sold fifty more, if I'd had 'em. Pvt.
Bob Eld.
GENTLEMEN: About 3,000,000,000 Hill-
billies answered my ad for musicians.
PLEASE, stop the ad! S/Gt Art
Raynor. P. C.: Thanks a million!


on submitting pinup girls to
the ECHOES, Sgt. George A.
Wells of the 568th wants to
submit his own pinup girl,
his 9-year-old daughter,
Judy. As the sergeant says,
"This is worth fighting for."
Adds Wells: "I remember
when she was, in fact, a
pinup girl.'4

CASH waiting for car in good. con-
dition. Write Cpl. A. H. Travat. 509
North W. Harrison Ave., Clearwater.
DOES ANYBODY know of a furnished
apartment, or even a room, for a sol-
dier and his wife? We'll appreciate
any information leading to the cap-
ture of living' quarters. M/Sgt.
Yunger. Hqs. 396th Bomb Group.
DO YOU KNOW of a little nest, just
waiting for a pair of newlyweds? It
must be within walking distance of
town, 'n' suitable for the combined
pay of a sergeant and a private. If you
do. call 2231 and leave a message for
Pvt. Junod.
Room or small apartment with a kitch-
en. I crave those home-oooked meals'
Pvt. Lester Lewitt. 749th SAW Co.

ANY old radio around you're not
using? Leaving the field, and don't
want to drag them along? The 2nd
Trng. Battalion will accept loud
speakers, chassis, and any other parts
you can spare. Radio classes learn by
reassembling. Contact Lt Adams. Ph
326. .
WOULD LIKE a "beat up" radio, to
keep my barracks boys in good humor
these cool nights. Cpl. A. A. Harlan.
ph. 563.
CARTOONISTS. won't you give a little
of your time and talent to your
ECHOES? It's a swell way to bring
fame to yourself and your outfit.
Send 'em in, won't you?


WASHING MACHINE in fairly good
condition. Please tell me, if you know
of one. I'm in dire need. Cpl. Molly
Adams, Ph. 2218.
WASHING MACHINE to do huge Wac
washings. We're lost without one.
If you'll supply us with one which
doesn't cost TOO much, t'will give us
one more night a week to date you.
Leave message for Cpl. Huss at 2231.
if you have one, or know of one.
GEE I'M TIRED of staying up all
night waiting to get up at 8 a.m. If
anybody has a stray alarm clock for
sale. call E. Manov, Service Club
No. 2.
I love to smell that java. Call and
dicker with Lt. Willson, Ph. 372
Leave something somewhere?
Run a "Lost" ad in the ECHOES
at no cost.


Drew Field Echoes

Base Special Service Office
8th & "B"
ggy 4ago 0

Ad Classification ........... .I


WANTED-Soldiers to care for fur-
naces at Service Club in off duty time.
Easy way to earn that extra cash.
Apply Base Special Service Office or
call 2258. Major Delano.
SAX AND CLARINET men, here's a
chance to join the famous 5th Training
Regiment orchestra. It's sponsored by
the Sth's special service dept., you
know. We're expanding a little, and
there's an opening for you. Call Cpl.
Gould. ext. 598.
AM INTERESTED in books about the
proportions of the head. Am studying
drawing and -sculpture, and find it
hard to secure such literature here.
Pfc. Dorothy Nordeen, ph. 2287, would
like to rent, buy, or borrow said
TORS-Bring out that latent talent by
contacting Sgt. O. Z. Whitehead. Base
Special Service Office. New talent.
new faces wanted for soldier shows
and radio broadcasts. If you can't
manage to come in person, call Ext.
WANTED: Officers and enlisted men
with previous radio broadcasting ex-
perience. Put that aptitude to work
monitoring or engineering at Drew
Field broadcasts. Free-time work.
Call, or see, Lt. Kluge, Base Special
Service Office.
OFFICERS, don't forget that swank
officers' lounge at the Elks' club,
Florida & Madison Sts. Lounge,
showers, and dressing rooms, open 9
a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
SOLDIERS' WIVES. you'll make lots
'of nice new friendships and have a
barrel of fun, if you'll visit the USO
at 607 Twiggs St.. Tampa. There's a
co-operative luncheon at 11:30 Tues-
days, and handicraft club at 2 p.m.
Won't you join us?
WEARY SOLDIERS, the Defense Rec-
reation office, 312 Madison St., is
there to help you. Housing service,
checking service, letter-writing facili-
'ties, information, and trip-planning
are just a few of the many things
its staff will do for you. Come on in.


TYPEWRITER of. any breed, prefer-
ably portable. Will pay anything an
after-Christmas billfold can indulge
in. Cpl. Canning, Ph. 2287.

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.
SMALL table radio. If your price is
moderate and your model a jivin' hep
cat special, late edition, call Sgt.
William Gold, Ext. 294.
PORTABLE typewriter in good con-
dition. Will scribble out a check with
pleasure if you'll sell me a model to
pound out my letters. Lt. Royse. ext.
SOLDIER and wife would like fur-
nished house or apartment. three
rooms preferred: kitchen necessary.
Near Drew, if possible. Phone
H-22383, S/Sgt. Frank Tribuzio. 595th
Sq., 396th B Gp.
slightly used. I know this sounds
foolish, but will buy one in any con-
dition. Dave Scribner. 568th SAW Bn.

GOOD ALARM CLOCK. Doesn't have
to be new. just so long as it's noise.
My boss recommends I get one as
soon as possible. Call Pfc. Cassell,
Ph. 2287.
A COUPLE of lettering brushes suit-
able for showcard work. Somep'n
cheap-pay-day is weeks away! Pfc.
"Bunnie" Cassel. Phi 2287.
with strings. Not for a love match.
no matter what you're thinking. Will
pay reasonable rate. F/Sgt. Dunkin.
Plotting Co.. 503d SAW Regt.
TABLE MODEL RADIO in good con-
dition. Would like something that
doesn't pour out "Pistol Packin'
Mama" as the PX jukes do. Lt.
Smiley. Ext. 809.
SMALL CAMERA Argus preferred.
Call Mr. Young. Ext. 877.
SEWING MACHINE, preferably an
older model manipulated by foot con-
trol. Contact Pvt. Oweiler. Red Cross
Building. Base Hospital.
BABY CRIB with springs and drop-
sides. before my poor baby has to
sleep on the floor. Lt. I. C. Taylor,
ph. 823. 2nd Bn. 1st Tng Regt.
TYPEWRITER, cheap but capable of
pounding out my most inspired mas-
terpieces. Haven't much cash, but
will shell out what I have. if you'll
come across with the machine. Sgt.
R. A. Carpenter. Ph. 2258.
A HOT PLATE-Know they're hard to
get, but really would like one. Call
Lt. Willson. Ph. 372 (evenings).
WILL PAY reasonable rate for radio
power transformer with 5 volt and 6.3
volt windings and center-tapped h.v.
winding, about 350 volts each side of
center tap. Cpl. B. Wolff. 731st


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8 shot blued finish, complete with
shoulder holster and cartridges. Ex-
cellent condition, according to N.R.A.
standards. First $30 takes it. Pvt.
Robert Zielinski, Co. A, 6th Platoon,
564th SAW Bn.
OFFICER'S trench coat with detach-
able wool lining and officer's short
overcoat, size 38. My husband, who is
overseas, wishes me to dispose of
them for him. Will sell reasonably.
Call H44014 after 6 p.m.
CAMERA-Foth-Flex, 3.5 lens. Is a
1/500th to 2-second timer. It takes
twelve pictures 2% by 24 Will sell
this super camera in fair condition
for $55. Sgt. G. L. Agardi. 1st Rept.
Co., 576th SAW Bn.
STOP SHIVERING, size 37 -officer
without an overgcat. Have a full-
length job not worn over a dozen
times which I'll help you into for
just $30. Lt. Hancock. Co. G. 2nd
Bn.. 1st TmL. Regt. (Building 10A18,
corner 10th & K.
1938 DODGE coupe in excellent condi-
tion. Two new tires and two other
tires with lots of life left in 'em. It's
your own little buggy for $525. See
Lt. Hebel, 584th SAW Bn. 5th St. and
L Ave., or call Tampa H-46251.
THE CUTEST little '39 Ford coupe
you ever saw. Is in the pink of con-
dition, and has four tires which are
healthy, too. Well-playing radio and
toasty heater. Call Lt. E. J. Honen-
berger, ph. 865, and dicker with him.
Wichita, Kansas. via New Orleans and
Houston. It's good until March 1st,
and that's a good trip. Will sell it
cheap. Lt. Staton, ext. 423.
OUR C. O. left a 1939 Mercury for
quick sale. Has five beautiful tires.
and runs like a clock. What's your
offer? Lt. Gladstein or Lt. Macirynski,
Ph. 862. 756th SAW Co.
SLIDE RULE, I-l1g-log-trig-duplex.
K. & E. It is accurate, and in excel-
lent shape. If you're having trouble
figuring things out. $10 will bring you
a slide rule. Cpl. Paul F. Hart, Co. C,
1st Tng. Regt.
TWO ROLLS of Verichrome film for
kodak. V-127. Call immediately, 'cuz
I may be shipped at any time. Pfc.
W. R. Whitaker. Base Det.
selves some pretty pennies. Purchase
coupon books, $1.20 each. for use at
your favorite War Department thea-
terf. Good all over the Base. May
be bought at any Base theater.

FOUR one-way bus tickets, Tampa to
St. Petersburg, for sale for one buck.
Avail yourself of this bargain at the
ECHOES office.
BICYCLE: Phillips English touring
bike. It's in A-1 condition. See the
scenes of Florida from the seat of
your own vehicle. No gas, no tires
needed, and it's swell exercise. Well
worth the $50 it should bring. If
you're interested, phone the ECHOES
office, ext. 2287.

Chicago to Tampa via Birmingham
and Albany. Will sell for half price.
Good until February 22. W/O Donald
A. Johnson, 746th SAW Co.
WOULD YOU like to have me in your
car pool? Or would yuh like to ride
back and forth from St. Pete every
day with me? 7:15 a.m.. 5 p.m. Call
George Finister, ph. 702.

THREE of us'ns-Soldier. wife, and
one-year-old, want to ride to Alex-
andria, Louisiana, on or about Jan.
14 or 15. Will share expenses and
help drive. Cpl. Claude L. Johnson,
Hqs Det, Third Fighter Cmd, Ext.
307. or 357.
RIDE WANTED. Drew to Tampa.
Must be on field at 7 a.m.. and wish
to leave at 5:30 p.m. Get in touch
with Cpl. Lipschutz, Co A. 570th SAW
Bn. if you want a paving rider.

SOLDIER'S WIFE leaving Bushnell,
Fla, January 15 would like two or
three riders, preferably women, to
share expenses on drive to Pough-
keepsie, N. Y. If soldier and wife
would like ride. that's all right, too.
Dorothea Henion, Bushnell, Fla.
IT'S A LONG WALK from St. Pete to
Drew. If you'd rather ride. call Pfc.
Passapae, Ph. 807. I leave Pete at
6:15 a.m., return at 5:30 p.m. Might
pool my car if you suggest it.
WILL ANYBODY be Chicago-bound
around Feb. 24? I'd be willing to
drive, and to share expenses. Pfc.
Lenore Werner, WAC Section, ph.
DO YOU live in Dunedin. and work at
Drew? I do, and my car is empty.
Riders or car pool wanted immedi-
ately. Will leave Dunedin at 7 or
7:30 a.m., leave Drew at 5 or 5:15 p.m.
Phone your offers to Lt. Vogt. ph. 423.
DRIVERS, would you like to organize
a car pool from Seminole Heights or
West Tampa? Hours normally would
be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Lt. Krong-
elb. Ext. 8fiR.:or call S-2955 evenings.
like to kick in on a car pool. from
St. Pete to Drew. I live at 2400 High-
land St., and my hours are 8 to 5.
Contact Lt. H. J. Geiger, 621st SAW
Co., E. 1st and J.
TEXANS, are any of you-all about to
go to Texarkana, Texas. or there-
.abouts, about Feb. 2 or 3? It so. my
wife 'n' I would like to ride 'n' share
expenses with you. Call Pfc. Charles
Mann. Signal Hqs Co, Third Fighter
WANT TO JOIN a car pool? Leave
8th Ave. So. in St. Pete at 7 a.m. and
leave Drew at 5 p.m. If v."u'd like to.
call Pfc. AI Salem, ph. 273.
IS ANYBODY going to Philadelphia
about February 15? I want to ride.
'n' share expenses. Am good company.
too! Leave message for Pvt. Ash, at
22?1i WAC eition
WHO'S GOING to Nampa. Idaho. or
thereabouts, about the 30th or 31st of
January? I'll drive part way. if you'll
let me ride with you, and share ex-
penses, too. Call Cpl. Molly Adams,
Ph. 2218.
Want to locate a buddy on the
field? Advertise for him in the
ECHOES classified. No cost to

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Signal Men

Card 3 Tilts

For Week-End

Rolling along still unde-
feated with eleven straight
wins, the great AWUTC
varsity basketball team will
tackle the tough Marine team
from Dunedin at eight o'clock
in Rec. Hall No. 3 tonight.
Little is known of the Leath-
ernecks' record but their
backers contend that it would
not surprise them if the Dun-
edin five should turn out to



be the first team to knock
off the Drew Signal Corps
Although not over-cdnfident.
Coach Lt. Vincent Lusardi be-
lieves these Marines (specifically
called the U. S. Marine Corps
Amphibian Tractor Detachment)
do not pack enough power to take
his men.
The AWUTC five is in for a
busy week-end, playing three
nights in a row. On Friday they
will contribute their entire first
team to the Drew Field all-stars
which play at MacDill against
the MacDill Fliers. And on Satur-
day they will journey to St.
Petersburg to tackle the U. S.
Maritime Service team in a re-
turn Jame. In their last meeting
the AWUTC gang had to come
from far behind to finally win by
58 to 48.
In tonight's game, Coach Lu-
sardi hopes to get his men out
of the habit of trailing in the
first half, with the result that
they have had to go all-out in
the second to overtake the op-
position and go ahead. In three
games this season the boys have
been behind from 10 to 16 points,
only to put on steam in the final
period to win by a comfortable
These three tilts' were once
against this same sailor team they
play Saturday and twice against
the flashy 396th Bombardment
Group. Lt Lusardi has pointed
out that the boys might meet a
team one of these days who will
stay ahead once they get such a
lead as run up by the sailors and
It is hoped that the first team
of Lt. John (The Cat) Fowler,
Lt. Aldo (Tiger) Molinari, Pvt.
John (Leaning Tower of Pisa)
Toomasian, Cpl. Sol (The Fox)
Schechter and Lt. "Blockbuster"
Lusardi can roll up a big enough
lead tonight in order to sit out
most of the game and get some
rest for the game with MacDill
In chalking up their eleventh
straight win last Saturday.against
the Army Transportation Cadets

I nuu3A4DU3 Luse I.I. out or t.n.rt iu i-orum wnicn last weeK presentea-Dig-league
professionals in a "Battle Of The Diamond." Above a few soldiers are seen watching the
dugout stars perform at the Bandshell.




How can five strikes be called on a batter in one official time at bat? Who claimed
"Northern Spring training would ruin ball players?" What four men played together
with the Baltimore Orioles in 1923 and later with, the Philadelphia Athletics? When
was the infield fly rule adopted?
Nine major league baseball
personalities had baseball ques- beside himself, Derringer pop- shotgun at the time he'd have
tions tossed at them Thursday ped up with, "Every time I shot 'Rip' through the eyes."
evening on Drew Field at a speed pitch it seems the opposing Asked about how many times a
of delivery never equal ed even Astcher is always a k0Ogame ased about how many times a
of delivery never equal ed even pitcher is always a 20-game game he'll throw the ball, Sewell
by "-Bg Train" Johnson in his winner."
day of fast balling opposition to replied, "As many times as Lopez
a frazzle. Derringer, the tallest man in calls for it."
A hig crowd of Drew Field the National League, was fol- "BLOOPER" CHALLENGED
personnel was in the Bandshell lowed by the smallest man in the
bleachers when "Rip" Sewell toed loop! Paul Derringer was asked what
bleachers when "Rip" Sewell toed he thought of the pitch. Stating
Rubber at Lthe start of the 'BIG POISON' Rip' never used it against me,"
quiz game. Listed in the box
score of the quiz program wer He may be small, but he's brought Sewell to guarantee that
Paul Waner, Paul Derringer, Al mighty "big poison" to pitchers. "I'll use it the first time you come
Lopez and Drew Field's Sgt. ito Paul Waner, one of the greatest to bat against me this year."
Tamulis with the National League if not the greatest hitter in base-. (The crowd yelped they'll be
Umpires' chief of staff, Bill Klem, ball, informed the crowd that he waiting for that day.)
behind the plate calling the de- leaves his batting averages to the KNOWS RULES
cisions on the close answers and newspapers to decipher. Estimat-
Butch Henline umpiring the base ing his last season batting to be Bill Klem, the chief of staff of
paths, around .311, Waner was corrected the National League baseball um-
S by a Brooklynite in the front row pires, stated, "I defy anyone to
NEWHALL MC'S who yelped, "Naw, yer wrong, stump me on the rule book, but
"Colonel" Bob Newhall, sports Paul. It was tree-eighteen!" I do not concentrate on the play-
writer and commentator, fired Al Lopez the Tampa catcher, ing end of the game." With that
writer and commentator, fired Al Lopez the Tampa catcher, statement, Klem evaded the ques-
the questions at the experts after who's been on the receiving end tion pertaining to the best all
first introducing each of the quiz of Sewell's "blooper" ball with around ball player that Klem has
masters. Cracking some tall base- the Pirates, started out his pro- witnessed play.
ball yarns, "Colonel" Newhall ball in 1925 in the Florida State w
gave the crowd behind the game League. Lopez' mention of catch- Never playing major league
baseball. ing Walter Johnson in a. game ball, Klem has the reputation
Introducing Sgt. Vito Tamulis played at Tampa brought about of being a Landis on the dia-
of Drew brought an echo of the question of speed pitchers. mond. Drawing the line has
Ebbets Field to the former Newhall asked who had the fast- been Klem's most discussed ac-
Brooklyn twirler. When asked est ball that Lopez has caught. tivity behind the plate. His
about his post-war baseball Al answered the question by say- description of seeing a charg-
plans, Vito answered, "When ing, "when I caught Johnson I ing ball player run n nto the
it's all over I want to get back was 16 years of age and the 'Big plate and thinking a beef forth-
home and sleep." Train' was pitching an exhibition coming, Bill drew the line. Sur-
Paul Derringer in his re- game so he didn't bear down. prised, the second baseman
Paul Derringer in his ball play- Dazzy Vance and Mungo had asked, "What time is it?"
marks about his baseball play- ty of speed on the pitch. I'd Baseball antics such as the
ing, evaded Newhall's question- e the fastest ball I umpire scene were topics
ing about the number of times say they had the fastest ball I discussed all evening.
he hit the elite 20-game win- caught" Paul Drringer was the qui
ning bracket. When asked how SEWELL SAW COUNTRY kid of the evening, hitting 1.000
many 20-game winners of four "Rip" Sewell saw the country with four answers correct in
and five seasons there were ,an lived, in a railroad ticket of- four tri *;i. th* la,

of St. Pete, the AWUTC first team
played but briefly insofar as the
Cadets were no match for them.
They expected they would face
the unbeaten Naval Cadets, also
from St. Pete, but due to a sched-
ule mixup it was not until the
Army Transportation five reached
the gym that the mistake was
discovered. This was somewhat of
a disappointment to the crowd
which showed up, as they ex-
pected to see the brilliant Ed
Danowski, former Fordham all-
American and captain of the
Naval Cadets, in action.
However, AWUTC special serv-
ice officers have promised that
such a game.is in the making and
the two teams will meet in the
very near future. Against the
Army Transportation outfit the
Signal Corps men had an easy
time, winning 48 to 30 while using
substitutes most of the time. Lt.
Fowler again was high point man
with 14 points and Stahl followed
him with nine.

fice according to the number of
teams he played with. Cross coun-
try and ball playing in Canada
were parts of Sewell's prep train-
Tossing an orange to his wife
and getting it lobbed back at
him, as you'd picture a girl toss-
ing an orange, Sewell got his
"blooper" ball idea. Using it
first against Detroit in a spring
training game, Detroit's Wake-
field tried to murder the ball.
Fooling around with it against
his own team in batting prac-
tice, he found that his team-
mates cussed him and told him
to "go to the bull pen and warm
up" If they didn't like it, may-
be the other league teams
wouldn't crave a second serv-
ing, and out came the soaring
"blooper" ball.
"Rip" tossed his blooper at
Dom Dellessandro with a three
and two count and Dom later
told Sewell that "if he'd had a

iour tripso o tne p a e.
Answering the five strikes in
one trip to the plate, with a
runner on first and two out and
two strikes on the batter, the
baserunner was caught off the
bag and the side retired. The
batter, up in the next inning,
drew three strikes totaling five
strikes in one official trip to the
plate. Babe Ruth claimed the
northern training would ruin
baseball. Lefty Grove, George
Earnshaw, Max Bishop and Joe
Boley were the four ball players
moving together to the Athletics.
Private W. J. Magdalenski of
the 576th SAW Bn. fired the most
questions at Newhall.

Hubbell's New Job

S/Sgt. Winfield Hubbell Jr.,
one of the "old-timers" of the
recently inactivated 501st SAWR,
is currently holding down the re-
sponsible job of sergeant-major at
AWUTC Officers' School head-
quarters, 4th St. near Ave. J.

Spot Shots

ECHOES Cage Team
Witty Sensational
Fowler; Duncan Good
AW Guards Start
Mullens, Sitarz Sub
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Basketball enthusiasts of
Drew Field have begun to rip
the teams apart in quest of
the most outstanding indi-
vidual basketeer on the Base.
The ECHOES in covering all
cage games of teams of this Bas,
comes out boldly and unpro"\
dicely to state that Lt. Ifs '
Witty is the most outstanding
basketeer on Drew Field.
Lieutenant Witty of the 396th
Bomb Group Officers' team, has
been tagged with all sorts of de-
scriptions and nothing short of
sensational can be written about
his play. He captained the '37-'38
NYU cage team.
There were quite a few red
faces when Witty dribbled
through the AW man for man
defense to cut straight down
the middle and zip a layup
shot off the backboard, a feat
duplicated several times in the
second game between the two
Loose wristed on passes and
flips at the basket, Witty can
be likened to a tiger awaiting
its prey when he cuts loose
he's dynamite!
While Witty is acclaimed the
most outstanding cager the run-
ner ups are evenly matched.
Lt. John Fowler of the AWUTC
quintet is second to none in
scoring. An offensive ball player
in games seen to date, Fowler.
tosses his shots from all spots of
the court.
A third place slot for Pvt. Andy
Duncan of the Base Detachment
team can readily become a sec-
ond place spot.
,Towering 6 feet, 6 inches,
Duncan is a mighty big man on
the court. Playing on the Uni-
versity of Kentucky freshman
quintet before coming into
service, Duncan has also had
"Garden" experience, playing
in a recent AAU tourney.
Using Lt. Witty and Lt. Fowler
at the forward slots and Pvt.
Andy Duncan at center, the guard
positions are open to three men.
Two from the AW quintet and
one from the 3d Fighter Com-
mand. Lt. Vince Lasardi and Cpl.
Sol Schechter could start the ball
game. However, the warmup
pants should be taken off Cpl.
Moon Mullens of the 3d Fighter
Command. Mullens' scoring and
his ability to climb backboards
makes him an outstanding guard.
Lasardi is the aggressive ball
player. On the hustle, he's in the
thick of the game at all times,
Mullens is a steady floor leader.
Schechter can also be used in a
forward slot.

756th Hoopsters

Top 2d AW Race

The 756th SAW Company
won the first half champion-
ship of the 2d Training Regi-
ment Basketball League with
a first half league standing
of five victories and one de-
feat. The one defeat came at
the hands of the Headquar-
ters Company quintet.
Pacing the league individual
players scoring for the second
consecutive week with 84 points,
S/Sgt. Joe Hamburger moved in
front of the runner-up by 16
Headquarters men moved high
in the league scoring last week,
takln' over four of the first five
positions. With 756th men win-
ning by a 572d default. Cpl. Sol
Schechter held second place scor-
ing by a slim point over Pvt. Bill
O'Brien who moved up to 67
points. Stenson shipped out of
Headquarters leaving his record
stand at 65 points. Bob For-
grave moved into the fifth slot
with 51 points.


Duncan Scores 19

In Base Det Win

Drop That Waistline Flashy Five

Whips 593d;

3d Gets 3d

Paced by Andy Duncan,
former University of Ken-
tucky cager who collected 19
points, the Headquarters Base
Detachment quintet scored a
41-28 victory over the 593d
Bomb Squadron team in an
aw Air Corps Basketball League
game played in the Base
YOU'RE THE'SIXTH MAN we need for the volleyball game.Gymnasium. Base Detach-
Pvt. Moses Black Owl drafted the photographer to com-
plete the six-man team for the 3d FC Signal Company. ment is undefeated in League
Getting in shape for the opening of the Base Volleyball No. 1 play.
SLeague are Cpl. John McGee, Pvt. Hazen Mitchell, Pvt. The Headquarters quintet
C. E. Brown, vt. Moses Black Owl and T/5 Charles Thurston. trailed through the first half with
the 593d holding a 7-4 first quar-
SMIT JOHNSON LEAD ter lead and a half time 18-14
SMITH, JOHNSON LEAD margin. The Detachment snapped
back in the second half with Chi-
AS 593D DRUBS DOCS hutski, Kissinger, Reed, Howell
ASW 59 D UDB DS and Thomas hitting the scoring
By PVT. B. J. BAJBUS range. Headquarters took over
the third quarter lead 27-22.
The 593d Bomb Squadron led by the sparking attack continuing to pull away from the
of sharpshooters Morton Smith and John Johnson won their Bombers, Duncan and Company
second Base League game in two starts by trouncing the outscored the Squadron 14-6 in
Hospital No. 4 team, 38 to 20. the final quarter to win 41-28.
Smith and Rasmuson, with 10
The 593d went ahead in the first minute of play, and and nine points respectively,
held their lead until the final whistle. The half score paced the 593d scoring.
stood,' 16 to 5. Hq. Base Detachment (41) Points
scored: Duncan 18, Chihutski 6, Howell
Smith took scoring honors for Ar Co p Base 5, Reed 4. Thomas 4, Kissinger 4.
the 593d by tossing in 12 points Air Corps Base 593d Bomb Squadron (28) Points
from the court and 4 from the scored: Smith 10, Rasmuson 9, Marrino
foul line for a total of 16. John- Leag ue Standings eore
son was second with 14 points, u I THIRD FOR THIRD
while Senecal led the Hospital LeagueNo.Third Fighter Command cagers
Switch 9 points. Lst Pet. won their third consecutive Air
Scoring points is nothing new Hq. Base Detachment 3 0 1.000 Corps Basketball League No. 2
for Pfc. Smith of the 593d. In 593d Bomb Squadron 2 1 .667 game with a 43-29 trimming ad-
his senior year at Watkinsville Admin. Hosiptal 1 1 ministered to the 595th Bomb
396 Bomb Group Hq. 0 2 .0 ministered to the 595th Bomb
High School in Watkinsville, Dental Clinic 0 2 .000 Squadron when lanky Ed Sitarz,
Ga., Smith averaged 26 points per League No. 2 ex-Connecticut cager tossed 17
game, with a season total of 623 3d Fighter Command 3 0 1 points to pace the Fighter Com-
points for 24 games. 592d Bomb Squadron 2 0 1.000 mand scoring.
Sgt. Billy Murray who plays 595th Bomb Squadron 1 2 .333 Belieing the 43-29 convincing
Cadets 0 2 .000
center for the 593d, hails from Med. Service 0 2 .000 victory was the ball played during
Billings, Okla. He played on the League No. 3 the first three periods of the
Billings High Varsity team for Won Lost Ptgame. Third Fighter Comand
two years, and was chosen on 594th Bomb Squadron 3 0 1.000 game. Third Fighter Command
two years, and was chosen on the 828th Guard Detachment 2 1 .667 held a 13-7 first quarter lead and
Oklahoma All-State team both 3d Fighter Signal Co. 1 1 .500 a 16-11 margin at half time. The
seasons. He later attended Bay- Labs. and Orderly Room 0 2 .-0 595th opened the second half by
853d Signal Detachment 0 2 .000
lor University where he played Base Basketball League schedule: knotting the count and forced the
on the freshman basketball team THURSDAY, JAN. 20 3d FC cagers to put the pressure
and completed his freshman se- 6:30 p.m. Admin. Hosp. vs. Dental on to win.
mester before being inducted into Clinic. Opening the second half Bustin
the Armed Forces. 7:30 p.m. Med. Service vs. 592d pushed a rebound and Bradley
593D G. F. T. Bomb Sq. p e a r n a r a
K 1 fwr G. FO T 8:30 p.m. Labs and O.R. vs. 853d a lay-up shot on a sleeper to cut
Kelley, forward 2 0 4 Sig..Co. the score 16-15. Antonnuci of the
Murray, center 0 0 FRIDAY, JAN. 21 FC stole a pass and passed to
Smith, guard 6 4 16 6:30 p.m. 593d Bomb Sq. vs. 396th Mullens who scored on a fast
George, guard 0 0 0 Bomb Gr. EiMs. break putting 3d FC in front
_,/,son 6 2 14 7:30 p.m. 595th Bomb Sq. vs. Cadets. b 5k Buting 3d FC in fron
r 0 1 1 8:30 p.m.. 594th Bomb Sq. vs. 3d 18-15. Bustin snuck in under on
To 0 1 1 Fighter Sig. Co. a lay-up and followed with a foul
End of first half schedule, toss to knot the game 18-18.
Total 15 4 38 TUESDAY, JAN. 25 Sitarz and Page scored baskets for
HOSPITAL No. 4 G. F. T. Playoffs. the 3d FC with Kelcher keeping
Brassel. forward 1 2 4 the 3d FC with Kelcher keeping
Scott. forward 0 3 3 595th up with a hook shot setting
Wagner, center 1 Eld D0c n the score 24-20. Pulling steadily
Austin, guard 1 0 2 ahead, 3d FC tucked the game in
Senecal, guard 4 1 9 ahead, 3d C tucked the game in
Derkus 0 0 0 C ore their pockets with a stream of
-T l 7 6 cores 73 in 2 double deckers.
Total 7 3d Fighter Command (43) Points
scored: Sitarz 17, Mullens 10. Antonnuci
I Individual scoring honors of the 8. Jeffrey 2, Page 2. Staigen 2, Wight
Air Corps Basketball League, as 1. Wochinske 1.
H i of Jan. 16, list the towering 6-foot, 595th Bomb Squadron (29) Points
6-inch Private Andy Duncan head scored: Bustin 10, Bradley 6, Charney
and shoulders iabe theleague 4- Wells 4, Nave 2, Kelcher 2, Kreiss-
^IJ an(^ shoulders above the league 1er i.
'Leads 4th with 39 points in two games. WALK AWAY
Duncan in his pivot slot for the A
Base Detachment quintet scored Trampled beneath a 52-point
Headquarters and Headquarters 18 points in the first Detachment scoring splurge by the 594th ]
Company of the 4th Training game and 21 points in the latest Bomb Squadron, the 828th Guard i
-Regiment continues to lead the game. Detachment saw the basket for a
Basketball League of that Regi- Ed Sitarz of the 3d Fighter total of four points in the third
Sent with an undefeated record Command cagers and Smith of game of the play Monday evening.
to date. Winning five games the the 593d each have 22 points in Colombo tossed 15 points for
"Headquarters outfit is closely fol- the runner-up slot. the 594th in their 52-4 victory
lowed by the 569th Battalion AIR CORPS BASKETBALL LEAGUE and was closely followed by La- c
which has won four and lost one Leading Scorers (as of Jan. 16) Coste with 14 points. Gay sank
in league play.. Player, Team- Pts. ts
in league play. Duncan. Base Det. 39 the lone field goal for the 828th
4th Training Regiment Basketball Sitarz, 3d FC 22 with DeLors making good two P
League Standings Smith, 593d Bomb Sq. 22 foul tosses. P
Hq. & Hq. Co. (4th Tng.) 5 0 1.000 Johnson, 593d Bomb Sq. ,20
559th Bn. 4 1 800 Mocek, Medical Service 19 594th Bomb Squadron (52) Points d
576th.Bn. 2 2 500 *Shriner, 3d Fighter Sig. Co. 16 scored: Colombo 15, LaCoste 14. Fonts
584th Bn. 1 2 .333 Mullins, 3d FC 15 8. Levine 4, Kinkle 4, Minnick 3, Coats g
575th Bn. 1 3 .250 Bustan. 595th Bomb Sq. 15 2. McMinn 2.
Kitchen No. 24. 0 3 .000 Pompolinos, Cadets 15 828th Guard Detachment (4) Points l
'765th Co. 0 2 .000 *One game--others played two. scored: Gay 2, DeLors 2. R

in its 34-21 victory over the Cadets in an Air Corps Basket-
ball League game. F/Sgt. John Gosselin (44), 3d FC, is
anticipating the flip pass from Mullins. Mazzoco (8),
Cadet guard, is outleaped by "Jumping Jack" Mullins.

Big League

568th Five

Hockey News Leading 5th

Bill Cowley, Boston Bruins
ace playmaker was injured re-
cently in a Toronto game and is
not expected to play for three
weeks because of a shoulder
separation. Art Ross, Bruins
manager claims that Cowley
was intentionally "ganged" in
back of the Toronto net.
In a recent swap Pat Egan of
Detroit was sent to Boston in
exchange for "Flash" Hollet
and so far the deal has worked
to the benefit of Detroit. Eddie
Shore the "Babe Ruth" of
Hockey showed Egan all the
'ine points of the game when
Pat broke in at Springfield a
few years back. During the
playoffs Egan and Shore played
'or both Springfield and New
York Amerks.
The Chicago Blackhawks pur-
chased Mike Karakas from the
Providence Reds for the re-
ported price of $10,000 and two
players in order to bolster their
Montreal Canadians have a
ood lead on the rest of the
league and the New York
Rangers are still in last place.

With other teams in the
Fifth Training Regiment's
league apparently afraid of
their strength, the hoopsters
of the 568th are seeking out-
side games.
They have already toppled the
Headquarters team of the Fourth
Training Regiment and last Tues-
day night defeated a team from
the 751st, 23 to 19. Cpl. Joe Fan-
ning was high scorer for the 568th
in this game, taking six points.
Safely leading the league in
the Fifth Training Regiment, the
568th would now like to take on
the Headquarters, AWUTC team
or any other basketball aggrega-
tion on Drew Field.
The 568th Commandos have a
wealth of basketball stars. The
first team is made up of Cpl. Jos-
eph Fanning, Cpl. Joseph De
Marco, Cpl. Stephen J. Guman,
Pfc. Leonard Hines and Pfc. Paul
Other topnotch players include
1st Sgt. Richard Bowman, Pvt.
Simon Gimbel, Pfc. Norman
Herrman, Cpl. Henry Germain
and Cpl. John Bateman.

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UNTIL RECENTLY the formations of clouds over enemy objectives necessitated the cancellation of bombing
*missions by British and American planes. But no longer. A group of U. S. Eighth Air Force bombers
are shown dropping their "eggs" during a raid on the German port of Emden despite a curtain of clouds.
This is made possible through development of a new secret device. U. S. Air Force photo. (International)

WITH NO WORRY of a waiting line or "next,". gt. w. Joraan o0 me
British Eighth Army relaxes in a tub behind the front lines in Italy.
With no manicurist around, Jordan also manages to find time to trim his
toenails. He hails from Dulwich, London. (International)


CONFLICTING RULINGS between two Federal Agencies the H.O.L.C. and
the O.P.A., may result in the eviction of Mrs. Catheiine Tsavalas, 105,
Mineola, L. I., N. Y., who is shown looking at photos of three of her
grandsons in the service. She lives in a house rented from the H.O.L.C.
by a friend who was given 30 days notice to vacate it. Under O.P.A. rent-
control law, if a house is sold, the tenant can't be evicted for 90 days.
The H.O.L.C. contends the rule does not apply to it. (International)


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WITH KNIVES in their belts and guns handy, hard-hitting U. S. Marines and Coastguardsmen join in a prayer
service aboard an LST (Landing Ship-Truck) as it moves toward the beach assault that took Cape
Gloucester from the Japs on New Britain Island in the southwest Pacific. The radiator of a truck forms a
back for the altar. Outside the group, other men watch seaward. Coast Guard photo. (International?



FROM STALINGRAD in January, 1943, to a German debacle in January, 1944, is the story this map tells in
four chapters. The Russian pincer moves began with the encirclement (1) of 350,000 of the Wehrmacht in
Stalingrad. Next came the Donets Basin encirclement (2) and this led to the Melitopol Drive (3) which
tied up the Crimea. The final chapter (4) finds a vast army facing a trap in the Dnieper bend; the railroad
town of Vinnitsa and the Odessa-Warsaw railroad in peril; the Russians smashing toward Rumania and, as
indicated by star, reports that Russians have attempted to land at a point near Odessa and behind Nazi
forces on the Black Sea in a move to open a new front in that region. (International)

A SHOVEL hanging from his side, a paratrooper's "umbrella" is about to
open as another soldier follows closely behind him. The scene is New-
Guinea when air-borne troops, in a surprise move, cut off retreating
Japs in the Salamaua-Lae area. U. S. Signal Corps photo. (International)



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