Group Title: Buccaneer (Vero Beach, Florida)
Title: The buccaneer
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Title: The buccaneer
Uniform Title: Buccaneer (Okinawa Island, Japan)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: United States -- Army Air Forces. -- Air Force, 10th
United States -- Army Air Forces. -- Air Force, 10th
Publisher: I & E Section, Hq Co, Tenth Army for the members of Hq, Hq Co, and Sp Trs
Place of Publication: Okinawa Island, Japan
Okinawa Island, Japan
Publication Date: November 2, 1944
Frequency: daily
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Newspapers   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okinawa Island (Japan)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Japan -- Okinawa Island -- Okinawa-shi
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1945. Ceased on Oct. 15, 1945.
General Note: "Scoops for the troops."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 116 (Sept. 5, 1945).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00102950
Volume ID: VID00009
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 42868813
lccn - sn 99064069

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Station To Be "Invaded" Next Week

Chamxp Raider-Catcher Will SfrikeA NAS
Final surveys are now under way .. I *ill Strike; A
to determine the number and ..-- a n m "T 'r i d in them thai
amount of rent increases and no- h inand" e Pn fare epartml Alr
tices to vacate premises in the he Weltfre Department
Vero Beach area, said Lieut. (jg) has posted a award for the
Joe Smith, civilian personnel rela- man who snags the most raid- a . h ldwin RdMe
tions officer. ers during next week's invasion !
Persons desiring to bring a corn- S on." N AS Vero Beach ivill be the
plaint may secure confidential 1. a T he prisoner count xwill be /cen as a ,:Ii r,,. detachment of
blanks from the administration tabulated and credit given to Ft. Pierce Scouts and Raiders will
building and the hangar. Offices the capture. Men on or off .trike day anm nighT at the station
carrying these blanks are the of- duty are eligible. Procedure for in a undisclosed number of recon-
ficers' records office, personnel of- i challenging and takig pri- issane raid all next N 'k, Mnr-
fice and the civilian personnel rela- -ers il Be made a ia" all day through Saturday.
tions office. a"' all hands within the ne fevw The detachment -- n.mberi.-
Information found on these "da" 1 25-250 ff
bl:ankc will b, .IIO ha Ii 'a ,' .. i' : l i _! ,"
whether or not rent control can ilea % xe .' "th five bucks. simuiatt d combat-cotdition attack.
be brought into this area. "It is 'Insting five lays and six nights.
necessary to know the number and s ------- asng the Ft. plire Naval Amplhi-
type of complaints before we can ..-- V RO CITIZENS SEE bious Traiinac :l i- operations
get any definite action on actual i headqirte s.
rent control," Lieut. Smith corn- PLUNGING INTO DEEP TWAT-. STATION AT WORK Th' -ail will run, frit from180 ,ion
mented. ER, this student pilo is tor. y t( Ntvisbi" to thO 1it NVovemb;er
All personnel are asked to fill in release his portable life 'art i, Through the crt. fc Cap. the ation will he on "alert" fo
the blanks, either for themselves or the placid Beahlrad pool as hea Peck, approximately oe un- Ca hi. peioiill The a aides wi!! at-
for. friends _whogay have moved 1 ctRe a p3 dried and fifty people, citizens of t.ept to g-athel vital information
r,- this area, stressed Lieut, t.e, p
this area, stressed Lieut. i le t tr ig ii h Ve^ro Beach and the surrounding about the station, equipment and
Smith.foud o page 5. vicinity, were guests of tih Station, personnel.
_on Navy Day aftcrn(,on for a Instruction Sheets Coming
Sightseeing tour. Inform:tioni to all iands con-
Station Citrus Fruit WAVE Council To Set 1 Under the guidance of Lieut. G. cerning thie coming raids will be
WG. Wright and Lieu (jg) J. E. given out by all department head-
Is 'Out of Bounds' (oordinate Activities Smith the guests were driven over by 1h800 Monday, 6 November.
-- .... the station in the WAVES' liberty' Special instruction sheets will be
At Vero, the "forbidden An activity council has been set bus with the guides pointing out, given out with exact information
fruit" isn't an apple. It's the up in order to co-ordinate the ac- all buildings of interest and mak-' as to challenging, taking of prison-
oranges and grapefruit on the tivities, athletic and social, between ing necessary explanations as tcc rs, disposition of prisoners, and
station that all hands must the station WAVES and the Beach- the activities therein. other necessary precautions to oh-
walk by with never a covetous land girls. Through their repre- Although many of the people serve for the duration of the raids.
eye. sentatives to the council, the girls have lived near the Station since All hands are responsible for this
A Station order warns that offer their suggestions and express Iit was commissioned, most of: information.
the fruit growing on the sta- their preferences. ] them had not had the pleasure of The raiders will carry no printed
tion is the property of the At the first Omeeting Monday' coming aboard, and everyonea minatriil or .DI. cards with them.
-Navy, and that it's aginn the night, plans for the coming WAVE seemed to have a good time of it" Strangers should be asked to show
law" to pick it. Hallowe'en dance were discussed, Lieutenant Wright said aftet the Navy I.i. cards or important Vero
That station-grown citrus committees were appointed and tours were completed. enach identification papers.
does come back to NAS per- their duties were assigned. -- In the absence of Capt. Getwan,
sonnel, though. Navy commis- An athletic program was dis- Only One Bus Daily capt. W. A. 5MeCluskey, skipper of
sary falls heir to the fruit and cussed and the organization of! AWS-13. has been assigned the
before you can say "squeeze bowling teams was the major ac-: to Beach During Winter job of defending the station, oppos-
it," you'll be drinking orange complishment. These bowling teams ing the leadership f Lt. J. J.
and grapefruit juice in the will compete on Tuesday night :i There'll be only one bus a day Bell, USNR, who will head the
chow hall. the coming men's tournament. to the beach during the winter invading Scouts and Raideas de-
n al.n______ months. lachment. Capt. \ liit-., an-
Beach bus leaves the parking nouncenl temporary plans this week
Since 1941 the Navy has ex- An incorrect address may easily area behind the Instruction Build-i for increasing the security watch.
panded 30 times from 100,000 mean a delay of letter 90 days to ing daily at 1300. The bus ve- About 75 men from AWS#13 will
men to 3,000,000 men and women. I six months, turns to the station at 1500. (Continued on Page 4)

PIt't L'r '1 L Ci LC

Vero Beach, Florida
An Activity Of The Naval Air Opiraitional Traning Conmnoand


PIc J. E. CRACRAFT, 3i0, -i('Cs
Jd. R. ALDWIN, Id3t.llJ
,J. R. BALDWIN, 1'd.1Lcr
JEAN SPooN, Sp( T').
P. E. TErIANEY,. S.',

The Buccaneer is published without cost to the U. S. Goremni'nt and is I
distributed free to all hands aboard the Naval Air Station, 'cro Beach,.
This is not an official Navy Dparttl,mcint publication and no article
contained herein should be construed as representing the ojnioi of the'
Navy Department. This paper is printed in the interest of the station
personnel and will welcome all contributions and criticisms from iti n-
bers of the Base. The Luccaveer receives Cump Niewspapcrr Serricee
material. The republication of credited matter is prohibited without
permission of CNS, 205 E. 42St. N. Y. C. 17.


That smashing Naval victory over the Japs near the
Philippines last week took place 8.000 miles from Vero Beach,
but the reasons for that triumph are nearer than you think.
A large part of that victory w~as made possible, by pilots,
crewmen and other supporting'personnel who only recently
were training and working at stations like our own.
Their skill and courage in battle paid dividends because
they were better prepared than the enemy. Every man in the
Navy must prepare himself with that single thought in mind.
It's not enough to sport a feeling of pride and glowingly
echo the praise: "That's our Navy." Do something about it,
mate, because your day is coming!


It'll be quite a party next week when those hard-charg-
ing, slick-operating Scouts and Raiders from Ft. Pierce take
on NAS Vero in one of their final exam problems.
Their job is to infiltrate, gather information, simulate
sabotage. Our job is to stop them and capture them.
It will be a worthy test for both invaders and de-
fenders. Keep your eyes open. Watch for the instructions.
Every man aboard is on the team.


High rents are one of those things that, like the weather.
"people talk about but never do anything about."
Well, the opportunity is now offered to all station offi-
cers, enlisted men and civilians to post their complaints about
rental increases and notices to vacate. If the complaints are
judged to be justified, the proper authorities are able to put
the pressure where it belongs.
It's up to those who think they have been taken for a
ride to do something about it. A short confidential question-
naire should be filled out: officers see Officers' Records;
enlisted personnel see Aviation Training Department Per-
sonnel Office; civilians see the Personnel Relations Officer.

fPMI.-" Tw n

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CHAPLAIN'S CORNER Inquiring Reporter
By Jean Spoon. Sp('T')2
Guest Column t QUESTION: Have vou a secret
By Chaplain J. C, Fitzgerald whim? If so what?
Ft. Pierce Anmphib. Training Base him? If so, what?
Jeanne Nicholson, Sk c: "I've
'Ihe ''Chaplain's Cornme,' i.x well always wanted to throw dls.
ramed C--. but perhaps. more aprl- through a big plate glass nildow,."
pu. it s-ould be rIn this corne ,i Steve Davis, ART3c: "To go iin l
the haplain. Becse a has china shop and knock ever thing
been demonstrated so ably by the off the shelves."
Inen of the corps. they are ready Henry Blanton, ART3ci: Jump
for all opposition particularly out of a plane without a chute
the type that lays a fellow by the while stationed at Corpus."
heels. With the God-given strength Betty May, Sp(T)2c: "'To tln-o
that characterizes the elffor ,uper- an egg ill a fan is my pet whim.
natural put follh in the cause of Does it make any difference vhic
men' ooui.- history --- etcrnai his- side you would throw it in?"
tor -- is being written 8eac day A bashful sailor: "Huh?"
by those of us so privileged to be The inquiring reporter: "TT, get
with Iou 111011. mly copy in on time."
In retrospect lt me take you R.. Buzzard, Sp(W)3r: "I '
hack to the thick, stealing. rotting like to kiss five different girl at
jungle of Now Guinea. Civilizedl one time. That is, all five types of
i Aniciiei lads slugging it out with girls."
ihose little yellow monlkcy-m1en in H. W. Spencer, AMM3c: "To
a 1 tit:1nic struggle of life and ieath. throw a brick through a plat.c fglai.
The screaming of artillery -h1ells window."
above the trees. The whine ter- Bobby Straughn, PhoM2c: "To
rifying, though solitary, of a ni- propose to my girl." (Ed. note:
perI's bullet. Ti he heavy dul tudi of Bobby is leaving dear old Ve'o.,
a mortar shell, a blinding fl-.i and and wants to say goodbye, via Buc-
the air is humming with shrp nel. cancer, to the little blonde, Mary,
Life separated bv a thlead from in Supply, and to ask her to write,
the impenldinllg wor1 d of )Dan~ cesI We usually charge for this service
A scene, however, ecoituni o li Bobby.)
is being e)nactci in the thick ol' o1 CI or' Hazel Krimnmer. 17USMCI ;
battle. In a small clearing a dfrotp "I'v'e had a yen to drive crazy ve-
of fighting men kneel before a pile hides, even to an anmrbh.t..i- duck.
of ammunition boxes. A sheet co- I Even asked a Lt. once if I could,
ers the boxes. Over the sheet an drive a duck. 1 Imealn." (Ed. Inote
altar cloth is spread One th;!t He sZaid "No.")
largely coveir the himprlovised altari. .....
Rc,,e, this imlpovi\sd field< altr Newi link Building Is
is a chaplain in shuit sleees. fIe ;
is vestinlg for Mass. His shoes cot- NIew Link Bldg., Catch?
ered wth filth that carries tlhe I
hated fungus infection. He is albo it Just in <'riw ,o "legr up any
to saiy Mass. Iis understandings or IlN
They See (God knowledge, the new i-....l,,,L gFoing
Hl-rei, stateside, so 11any seenll to up next to the Link Buildling is I
have forgotten the nmeaing of Lhe new Link Building, and not a
Mass. But. out there, we diditt bowling alley. "
have to remind the lads about its It is being built for new equip-,
meaning'. One could see it in their ment and the old building will
sweating, unshaven faces, their be used to house the Links already
bowed heads, their clasped hands! here.
They see God. They see Jesus This new structure is almost en-
Christ being offered up on a pile tirely cement and will be air-con-
of ammo boxes. ditioned. The expanding Link de-
Nothing else in that awful jungle apartment expects to be very happy
could make these men behave in in the addition being built to its
sueh wise! Men brutalized by regular quarters.
months of suffering and hardship.
Men bent oni killing! T I Or fl
For the moment the mud and OUR TRAVELLING "BUt
weariness and horror of jungle
warfare are blotted out. Eyes look Oh, how the news gets arIound,
hungrily at the Bread of Life ele- especially that red hot up-to-the-
vated above their heads. minute news of the Buccanlee. The
Christ is offered once again, as Link operators were complimented
on Calvary, for the salvation of the on making second class froin the
world, for each of these soggy- remote corners of the Pacific (if
clothed, battle-weary, death trailed the Pacific has corners).
G.I.'s. It seems that somebody got a
Scopy of the paper, and it found its
FOR SAFETY'S SAKE Al- way to a squadron that had been
ways walk on the LEFT side of here way hack in the spring of '44.
ING TRAFFIC! i Have you written home lately"

Behind the Scenes
At NAS, Vero Beach


As you sit in your Station Thea- Sh iw aibore, hard a(t the job 'if
tre and view one of the latest and la't"idlig station peti rioitel i /,i
best movies to come out of Holly- toi-onotch movie entcrtain,,civ,, a .'
wood, you have no doubt wondered ri-lt, E. H. Lewais, E H3c, and 1',
just what is done in order to get K. V. n'" er Sic. in t"- heir h:i-li
the films, how we get them before above-, the ,movie t-heat. .- '
they are shown in Civilian Thea- shot:l is I E. P entecos Sic, .'fo
tres, where they come from, etc., r theatre manager of Lotc"'v,
hence this little story. Atlanta, in charge of the thlnnte,
a ,under sipelrlision iof Lt. W. E.
We here at Vero, are in the Montage, elfarc officer.
Seventh Naval District and our
films are booked through the Pwer oaihroes, the ri' ,av,.,
Headquarters office in Miami. Lt. callse most of the fardiag oidl i',-
Comdr. Charles W. Davis and his rintg trouble w-hen the projiecr'-
mtlachinles i're u.r-nalig. SeldOm is it
staff of assistants are busy con- machines a-e running. Seldom it
stantly getting information as to the faut O the fil or euli'i
what is desirable and available -- -- .
freri- the eight major film com- casual guests, to attend. Tl-is i1
panies. These eight companies pro- done in fairness to the owners ,
duce an annual average of four civilian theatres near the Station.
hundred films. as they show the ssme pictures,
All of these cannot be shown as that we have but they must wai
we use a commercial film on only sometimes as much as sixty days
four days of each week, and the re- to get them,
mining three days we are served Although you see the movies
by the Navy Motion Picture Ex- i free, there is a mythical admission
change; therefore it is up to Lt. charge of 10c per person in order
Comdr. Davis to get the best of that the proper film rental may
the productions from each com- be paid. Our film rentals range'
pany. from 20'r to 40% of the gross and
After the film has been bought the rental is paid by Welfare.
and the playdates determined, the Great care must be exercised in
Film Exchange in Atlanta, Geor- handling of film as there are only
gia, then starts the "print" on its a limited number of prints on each
route. A print is routed so as to feature and the cost of these prints
lose as few days playing time a. range from $350 upward, depend-
possible. For instance, a film that, ing upon the length of the picture
plays NAS, Melbourne. on Satur- 'and whether or not it is black and
day and Sunday will be shown at white or Technicolor. As soon as
NAS, Vero Beach on Monday, ,and the print is received the movie op-
then at the Amphibious Training erator must make an inspection of
Base in Fort Pierce on Tuesday. each foot of the film to determine
Our movies are purchased with if there are any torn sprocket holes
the understanding that we do no which might cause a break that
allow civilians, other than those could result in a fire; if there are
attached to the Station, immediate any loose patches which could
families of men in the service and cause a stop in the show; or nu-

S A L 1 SSWE T1.A.\I), heard
thi-ir ncc/ekli over Bi'e, network.
i "'Ton of the Evening,'" is ,ot
only .'wet bit lo ely,. toO.

merous other defects which may
cause trouble.
This informationn is then given
to the Welfare Officer who is re-



Citi!ian: "Whiit is Field Day?"
WAVE: "That is the day that
.sailor?: r- ai nliige the dusn ."

tfe knelt beside her bed. She
gasped, "'' ubby, I'm dying. And I
can't go without telling you some-
thing. I've been unfaithful to you."
"I know,' he has;we-cd. "And that's
why I poisoned you, don't you

Santa Claus is the only one who
can run around with a bag all night
and not get talked about.

"Sam, Ah jes' seen a alligator
eating' our youngest' chili!"
''Umm-uh! Sho nuff? You know,
Ah thought sunm'n been gittin' ouah
Schilluin ."

A wolf is the fellow who goes
out with a sweater girl then tries

sponsible for the care of the film to pull the wool over her eyes.
while it is on this Station. With- ..
the movie operator this is all in a so as not to damage any film.
dau's work. but hie as to be ever Although books have been writ-
on the alert while running a show tein on the subject, this should give
and he must also see that his ma- you some idea of just what makes
chines are in perfect working order your movies "tick."

NOVEMBER 2, 1944


Capt. George Smith, USMCR,
was awarded the Air Medal in a
special presentation here last Sat-
urday. From Marine General A.
A. Vandergrift Capt. Smith receiv-
ed the following commendation:
"I wish to express my gratifica-
IO-CA IT' A" tion upon the recognition of your
VOCALISmeritorious achievement in aerial
flight against enemy Japanese
forces in the Solomons Island area
during two tours of dity from July
20C 1942, to August 30, 1943, as
KS J2" Y evidenced by the award to you of
.l the Air Medal with citation by the
*7 President of the United States-
"Be assured of my deep appre-
ciation of your devotion to duty
and heroic conduct which are in
~' keeping with the highest tradition
S of the United States Marine
tt *- Corps.'




Tio.' *r. utstandig s ie '1 .q 'ii

.utors, several of whom also that equitable distribution may b Holy" filled the corridors and ad-
l e e SHIPS SERVIE r the armed, f e i oinig rooms of te d i

tor, a veteran of the No rth Africa, the United States and the civil pop- Sunday morning. s members of..
Sicily, Anzio and Channel coast lat t s sary to curtal he station choir obser he long-,.
landings, holds both Silver Star Shi.'s Service customers lagt the sale of cigarettes in commis- established custom b serenading ;7
and the Navy Cross. A large p o- week felt the pinch of the war- sary stores, ship's stores ashore patients.
portion of enlisted personnel on time cigarette shortage as all cig- and ship's service stores in the t was a familiar occurrence,
the "invasion force" also hold co- aretto clb" were limited to two continental United States," the di- though, to those who have been
bat awards for overseas service. packages pet person per (lay, in iective stated in part. confined for a long time. and the
The Scouts and Raiders detach- compliance ith a recent Joint The limiting order will apply melody of this and other hymns
meat, following this exercise. will ,Euers and BuSandA Circular Let- equally to all package cigarettes, can be heard there on any Sbbath.
tar groups of slightly smaller size, Signeil bt authority of the Chiefs as regards brands," the letter c6n- jK. Buzzard, Sp.W, the choir and
Invaders Are Confident ,ws nfllowoy by a letter from Lt. J. E. Seals, USNR, station gation visit sick bay for 15 to 20
Pre-invasion station scuttlebutRe A M all CNAOervce officer, announced s on Sundays after the 10
CIos it that Capt. McCluskey's dinis week that copies of the Joint singing several

fenders will capture most of the der his jurisdiction to comply with Circular Letter had been sent to hi mns in each %ing of the build-
invadters, while t. Bell holds that the directiv, all activities under jurisdiction of ing
ur"all of our me n will get in and i 2 In order thalt adequate sup NAS Ve ro Beach for information The stratis las 'Holya Ho
majority of them will get out." l c tts my le a e that equitable distribution may b oly" filled the corridors anda Lo .

Men on- and off-duty have been I he W olf by Sansone den. chaP1vin. snon after his arri- \
instructed to look in shrubs, e in order to give bed-ridden
bushes, under trucks, planes and c. .,e... '.. i"s" *...d C.'.. i Ni < .'p' .""' patients a pleasant church service.:i
buildings. C r-ownrs e instwarned sed or he armed, forces Acordiing room s o the dispensari
to lock cars securely and close all United States and the civil Sunday morning, p e me and d "or
windowsill, Anzio ants. Navy trulaton it is aiecessary to kurtal the station choir otherwee the lsng-
landings, vehicles w ill also be locked St- Shis Srvic customers las the s.-e of cigarettes in c-mmi.- established cutoild ser ending
and the Navy Cross. A large pin- week felt the pinch if the wai'-sal'y stores, ship's stores ashore i patients.'
portion of enlisted personnel on timLe cigarette shortage as all cig- and ship's service stores in the! It was a familiar occurrence,
tile invasionn force" also holdcoin- 11retto ,'ates were limited to tworcontinental United States," the di- though, to those who have been

Another group of Scouts and .- c, S T ER
bat awards recently invaded viAS F. p, person' per da, in ectve state in part. confed for a long ime, and the
Lauderdale Scouts meeting with stiff op wit a recent n The limiting order will apply melody of this and other hymns
ment, following this exercise, will BuPers and BuSandA Circular Let- equally to all package cigarettes, can be heard there on any Sabbath.

position fronlu station defenders.- te and "nodistinction will be mde Under the dretion of Romaine
pargtmrot heads ar a ls skedregards brands," the letter ch- i r Buzzard, Sp.W, the choir .an

courage their personnel to make an t nmede Banker.
even better recortl here next week .-"i \ d^ Wan lert while her ship was..
Ftclse wtc of fcalsl b n boas d te oe interested members of the congre-
and of the Plan-of-the-Day for fl fm Lt J. E. Seals, USNR, station gatiwn visit sick bay for 15 to 20sa
Pcloeinatinn station i l I Rear Adm. A & Mc all CNAO qhi. h evc officer, announced minutes on Sundays after the 1.

latest instructions fori the raids. Jo o'clock service singing seve

ndeShe while yte o th the i ec iv all activities under jurisdiction of ing

Shei cusses too, t. Bell holds tha i.
11 1 "2-ou men willgot i~l~ ad u / ,,9 In order that adequate sup- NAS Vero Beach for information The practice %as started six

She cats lobsters at night,ye e nd complianceA m/nh ago ba Lt. Villi Low. -
majShe does lots of things she ought.', t ll
But danimit,1she' my grandmother -.GI: Why dn you ten us
Men on- and off-dut have ee he W olf by anyone den. chala son after his rri
Sand here a Iorde on one and-hridd_' C.g

Old and ugly spinster to the pba here in or er se d-
bushes, under trucks, planes and Co... ,*..,. ...... j. ..... ,,,. k,,"uk C ,, N.. +-,.., patients a p -easant church service.,
buildings. Car-owners are warned According To hu1pital corpsmant

burglar : "Gracious yes, I have l Ait i strange- got a foeeodin we re benor
money. Well don't ust stand there followed alike pro s drive in the pkly
and vehicles will also be locked ...-- _'_,,. gB)' reat murale-builderrpk i.j

 .. By' iNaw, let's park mn
when ossible.,..
Another group of Scouts and .
Lauderdale, meeting with stiff op- : "' / : -- ,
position from station defenders. De-i
apartment heads are asked to en- X so W
courage their-personn el to ma,. ke ai, k .,nd,+ Banker. ,',
even better record .here next week ,it .. J t while he ship was.,
All hands are urged to keep a :: _a _- ancht.,r.
close watch of all bulletin. boards .., She awoke in dilsiay,.i
and of the Plan-of-the-Da-- fo N When -tile heard them e sa
ltetin- nfortheraid. ,.., .Lift ,u the torishet andt

She powvdel, D:id ,ou hear about the sailor
She reads "La Vic Parisienne," 7 ra 1 '
She drinks my liquor, only ind 'Afre charged "ab
Slhe, cusses too, ..,lwithout 4-w.'. X."
She cats-lohsters at night,
She does lots of things she oughtn't. Gh,,l: %V didn't you tell us
But dominie, she's my grandmother r- 'lhad thos" trehe -nterl 7a
and I loveher... and I sat down on one and he,
Old and ugly spinster to the
burglar : "Gracious yes, I have "Ain't it strangel--I got a feeling' we're being'
money. Well don't just stand there followed!" 'a1"i" "Let's drive it, the paj
fisk me Bo Naw, led's park in,."
-- f isk e .. .. ... d~ ~e, 4,

I -Y .)



Student pilots firmly established Lifesaver to pilots dunked in the To award initiative and resource
ja beacdhead at the Beachland a ocean after enmergenlcy landings is among civilian workers on naval
r Ithey trained recently in th he Navy'-s Mark Type D raft stations, the Navy department has
; iWAVES' barracks pool for water noiw carried aboard thousands of a program to pay one dollar and
crash-landings. avy lanes. up for labor money saving ideas
The p t at top left is in Equipped with everything for the submitted. NAS Vero Beach now is
The p:t fall into the pool below- pilot's use except a kitchen stove sponsoring this program for civil-
ness to fall into the pool beaow, and die Intcst icsue of Esquire.
Si watchful WAVES. h and latest 'ssue of Esquire ian personnel on the station.
eyeing watchful AV the raft contain's D rations, water, Civilians may earn from one dol-
RIshoved of the high platform. a reflecting mirror,. charts, oars, to 250 dollars by writing or di-
elow u hero has landed id harpoon, fishing kit lines, sign r to 20dollars bywritinor dia-
has the raft situation in hand flag. whistle knife. compass, grnining ideas and putting them
U 'kas the raft situation in hand. jflaa" whistle, knife, comptisp, in the collection boxes supplied for
SIt's all part of the life-raft train- 'matches and smoke grenades. the collapse in boxe administredfor
ing program, and students in the Capable of holding seven men. that purpose in the buildings.
S,,course see plenty worth knwing. the raft, is inflated with a supply spplye and maaintena be uiding.-
S (Ed, Note: S.: ,.vy that lc. "f C02 g. Three seconds suffice Tc tly to the Comtee on Awards
limitations and WAVE s.eurit, Ito fully inflate the Markl 7 for Civilian Employees and ad-
Swouldn't permit showing near by' The raft resembles an oversized essd administration
,scenery.) luggge bag. although its w dressed to the administration
.1.. scenery.) hIgggage bag, although its weight Is building. These awards are made
onl fraction of egthat ht y building. These awards are mae
k -l rGaidstone. i tan of by the commanding officer of the
Ses'ily oer the lasto ne'. It cn e into the station. However, if an idea is
After salvaging the rift cover, dollars to the Navy department,
-. -l o t plne- id mo jud!?ed to be worth more than 250

raft. ie is then ready to start The committee on this base for
i -i looking for rescue planes in con- evaluating the ideas submitted
S., pariative safety and comfort, consists of the following men:
Lieut. James Craig, public works
Officer; Lieut. (jg) Joe Smith, ci-
nLvilian personnel relations officer;
S In the absence of Chaplain W. G. William Arnold, assistant to the
-. ..... '. Lowden. who is on leave, Chaplain public works officer; Theron
". \,Kenneth D. Perkins, Lt. Comdr., Brown, chief clerk of the central
t from the Amphibious Training office, and Robert Watson, chief
A. swanky chap applied at the re Base, Fort Pierce, filled the pulpit clerk of supply.
cruising offices to enlist, "I sup- \ ".. Iat the Chapel Services on Sunday. It is stressed that naval person-
pose you want a commission," sa! L-. October 29th. nel are not eligible for the mone-
the Officer. "No, thanks," was the i
reply. "I'm such a poor shot that ,nd ee NAS. isnwhere i r i hc There are two kinds of sailors tary awards, but worthy ideas sub-
I'd rather work on a straight sal- "I' S his ir' / it it t him you can't trust those who wear mitted will be awarded by commen-
ary." fe, his insoinia." i.. mustache and those who don't- Idations in service records.




Contrary to the general opinion prera(lnt among sport moulrcd ilrt n ?idi t loch 'fooltbatl rn;1,w, i's gr;q ,1 /llb(l( iv ii "
personnel of Vero Beach, Volleyball is a fast and rugged sport fht "Si.ssf' so,' f. It tokes pIl t r briut,, ,s th '. ni. ;i spt irb i!'
requires athletic skill. Feour teamss are show a n action in the Vol- 'ilf '.s o fino bidy-co'dii,' Vil oibull e.s will riorlin "
leyball league in the above photo. At right YI and Rnayuniars uo thrui gh Voi'rniber. Treins liat, rtr by signiy up at the Atihlel
it it, while the Spoilers and Ruddmoaws tangle at left. In the back- Office.



Volleyball teams are having a Last night's affair at the service-
spirited season on the courts aft men's club in Vero Beach was en-
of the athletic office. Six teams thusiastically hailed by the capa-:
are batting the ball over the net city crowd of funmakers and by
in the 1000 league, and four teams Mrs. Paul Johnson, director of the
ar viewing in the 1600 league, club, as the top doings of the sea-,
Round robin play is the order son.
for both leagues, but when the Keyed to the idea of a shipful
teams have completed one round of passengers and crew having
they will be invited right back for been shipwrecked in whatever they
more. It is the plan of the Athletic were wearing, the townsgirls es-
office to keep the leagues going pecially, with their ingneuity in
through November and finally rigging up costumes, colored and
team up a set of winners to deter- gave a rakish flavor to the fun
mine the champion volleyballers on gae r akeish far t those fu.
the station. Rich rhymes and rhythms of the
the station.
Administrative Officers are star colored guest orchestra from
showing up well in the 1000 league, Ft. Pierce made e-cellent dancing.
showing up well in the 1000 league, IDuring the intermission, Olin Tice
with X-I staging a surprise for the During the intermission, Olin Tice
rest of the teams. did hilariously with his opportunity
Old time rivals, the Spoilers and to heckle crew and passengers ali
Y-I are having it hot and heavy in at his Kangaroo Court.
the 1600 league; since these teams Diversion and entertainment fea-
play a double round robin, the two tured "Stretch" O'Donnell, AMM3c
teams have a chance for revenge in a deadpan monologue, Shirley
during league play. Kinkler, S2c, soloing, Bety Buck.
Interest has increased in the S2c capering a tap number, and
game since its fall start here andi Olga Kirk, HA2c clowning with
the players are having plenty of Dick Marcotte, BM3c.
fun trying to get trick shots down Jimmie James, AMMIc, and his
to perfection. committee dragged in bamboo,
On Nov. 8 the 1100 Volleyball palms, and ship's debris from the
league will get underway. Entries beach and reefs to make the at-
for this league must be in the mosphere a part of the shipwreck
Athletic Office by Nov. 4. idea, and with the generous coop-


There's gonna be a rule. Glenn
Miller, Chief Sp.(A), major domo The athletic area aift of JOQ
of the volleyball fortunes on the lifting .. .
,. ,, ,], l"l-; undwlegone a I'ac;e lilting re-
station, says that from now on all]
teams will play by the rules. "No cently. All members of the Athletic
more Inaking-up of rules." th: D)eptarmrent pi!':'" an., renewed
Chief says. "Men who invent smr .1o1 com i lines and put the aeon Ti
trick ti) confuse opponent, will t'1p h!ape or the fall season oi
have to untrack,' he says.
Miller and his is. sltants advise "Jlit activity.
all teams to follow the rule book Phsi.'i.l training classes fori th
from now\ on. i *-' pilots are being conducted
al.. .y eb Lieut. lHenry Bartts tlri
TRUCK DRIVER C'OO 1 't. (g) a Frank Iuzar. aesid's
t1-- cIla>'es, mnane officee-s ari usI-
UNDER HEAT OF FIRE ?i tjie te:nis and handball n-our,:
io'' plo>ilsure and exercise.
Bill D ais, chauffeur on a station I Two !e ew softball fields hi,;
garbage ruuck, showed an exampi- i-'"-I laid out at the JOQ Iarea a(
of quick wittedness and cool think. wo football fields are ready F.:o
ing this last week, when he droves ;"- Athletic Officer Lloyd W. Pe-
his burning truck from the dan- teo''rn nvisio ns a busy fall andt
gerous hangar area. n witer athletic season at the JOQ
Noting that his truck was burn- i a'ic
ilg-, Davis got in and drove it to
the nearest fire hyd'-ant, and away \\, T\ NEw NO\ P'OSTE
from the line. Lieut. jig) .oc
Smith, civilian personnel relations A iiima of the day's w'S
office, comment d that Davis dio h ays
office, commented that Davis dis- news from all theatres of operation
pla 'presence of ind being posted daily on the bulk-
' ire head of the Ship Service passage-
eration of friends of the Navy in wa where the war nilap. are lo-
town furnishing refreshments, pro- cated. The maps offer a complete
duced one of the most enjoyable 'story of recent operations in the
evenings the Base has ever seen. Pacific and ill Europe.



NOV()E ;MBER '2, 1. 941i

NOVEMBER 2, 1944





Taking playoff games from both
the Marine Officers and Allied Of-
ficers, The Maws softball team
became champion of the 1530 Soft-
ball League.
The three teams finished the
league in a tie for top honors with





.wwwnTRA w-.'--*FS

a- As the better teams in the nation
i '" .- ncarvrow down the football forecast-
~-"'r ; cs find it hard going. Last week
S -" '' .four( of our Vero Reach grid ex-
perts wound up in a tie for first
4 1 prize in the Buccaneer Football
S', Each of them picked 15 winners
w it five teams upsetting the dope
for each of them. They didn't all
trip over the same team, but
... enough teams surprised to make it
another contest without a lone
Winner. Michigan's victory over
SB iPruudue proved the stmnnbling block
Sent' -Li all contestants.
T, r The four winners are: Sgt. James
K eller, Ralph K. Wright, AM3c,
lPfc. McMunn, and Cpl. Earl G.

J-: .. There's something about the
brotherhood of man. During a re-
cent cold spell a man who resides
S.______.____.._ in the suburbs had trouble with his
The dMAWS, Marine softball, teamn "When I looked out of the win- car and at midnight had failed to
cupped the title ii thle Fall softball dow, Johnny, I was glad to see you arrive home. Frantic, his wife sent
,lygae. The team won' the playoff playing marbles with the boy next .wires to six close friends asking
aif'Tr ftinshitgiy i, a three Vay tic door." as to poor hubby's whereabouts
,,'h Marige Officers and Allied "We weren't playing marbles. Next morning she received six
O(tricers. Members of the squad Ma. NWe just had a it, i'. and I wires: "John is spending the night
a.r,, staitding left to right--Corp. was helping him pick up hi- teeth.", with me."
C. E. Trown, Sgt. J. H. Weh nmeireri,
Cory T. V. Price, Corp. A. i).
Cohen, Pfc. D. S. G aszordo, Sgt. 'BUC' FOOTBALL CONTEST OCT. 28 GAMES
C. E. Rudd. lineelhng, left to right
-Pfc. J. G. Wise, Pie. A. T. Phil- -- ---- -----
lips, Corp. W. H. Snit. Pfc. C. No. Team Win Team Win Tie
sr. .gt C. Hughe. 1. Florida ( ) Miann ( ) ( )

8 wins and 2 loses. In the playoffs I
the Maws beat the Marine Offi- BOXING SMOKER SET
cers in 8 innings, 2 to 1, and the WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8.
Allied Officers, 9 to 4.
' aisi.-MHjaged by Lieut. Grady Ray. A station smoker featuring the
with Sgt. Joe Wehmeier as cap- best boxing talent of Vero Beach
tain, the Marines got off to a slow.! ill be held Wednesday night. Nov.
start in the league, dropping the 8 Robert bold, Sp (A) lc, boxing
first game to Argus Officers After instucto has lied up his fighting
bolstering their lineup the Maws,, en and promises another evening
lost only one more game, that toi of good boxing.
A-6. In the afternoon, the station
Art Phillips, Grady Ray and Joe movie will be a film showing box-
Wehmeier shared home run honors ing greats of yesteryear in action.
for the Maws with two circuit The film goes way back into his-
clouts apiece. Art Marino and Joe tory and should prove of interest
Pollock did a good job around the to all boxing enthusiasts.
keystone sack. Curt Brown, Bill
Smith and Clyde Rudd formed a Touch Footb all Men
good defensive outfield that cut ofI I
many hits. Charlie Seitzinger joined I Set For League Play
the team late but made up for his i
tardiness with fine defensive play With over a dozen teams ready
and timely hitting. Tom Price for action the Touch Football sea-'
turned in steady performances on son gets under way next Monday.
the mound. There will be some real passing and
The Maws intend to stay togeth- running displayed as all the boys
er and enter their team intact for have their running shoes well oileld
another fling at station opposition Football players have been prac-
in a new league, timing daily on the fields aft of the
__ __ Athletic office and the league
One letter may travel 30,000 should be full of spirit and good
miles before it reaches its addres- competition.
see when a Navy number is trans- -
posed (i. e., writing Navy number Walk on the LEFTI' -ide of the
218 instead of 128). road for safety.

2. Yale ( Dartmouth ( ) )
3. Michigan ( ) Penn ( )
4. Notre Dame ) Navy ( )
5. Penn State ( ) Syracuse ( ) )
6. Columbia ( ) Cornell ( )
7. Ohio State ) Indiana ( )
8. Minnesota ( ) Northwestern ( )
9- Wisconsin ( ) Purdue ( )
10. Ga, Tech ) Duke ( ) ( )
11. Alabama ( ) Georgia ( ) )
12. Wake Forest ( ) Clemson ( ) )
13. N. C. State ( ) V.M.I. I ) )
14. Virginia ) Maryland ( ) ( )
15. Arkansas ( ) Texas A. & M. ( ) ( )
16. Auburn ) Presbyterian ( )
17. Kentucky ( ) Miss. State ( )
18. SM X ( ) Texas ( ) ( )
19. Tennessee ( L.S.. ( )
1. Only one entry to each contestant. You must fill in your own
entry blank and sign your name. Be neat.
2. Blanks must be left in any .of the green Buccaneer booxes be-
fore 1100 Saturday.
Due to the cigarette shortage, the prizes for the contest have
been changed. All prizes will consist of War Stamps. First prize
winner will receive an award of Five Dollars in War Stamps,
the runner-up will receive Three Dollars in stamps and Two
Dollars in stamps will go to the contestant placing third.
3. Prizes: lst----Five dollars in War Stamps.
2nd-Three dollars in War Stamps,
3rd-Two dollars in War Stamps.
In case of a tie, prizes will be divided. This contest is not open
to civilians.

NAME AND RATE ._ ._.._ _





Several new acts have been
chosen for the enlisted personnel
variety show tentatively scheduled
for the last of this month or thej
first of December. Lt. (jg) Herb
McDonald. director, has announced.
John Sumner, formerly John
Desmund and featured vocalist
with Gene Krupa, is scheduled for
a vocal number. Other new features
include Hugh Glass Ford who will
play his piano accordion, Margaret
Glenn and Bob Weakly, singers,
A new voting schedule has been
listed for the choosing of the Varga
Calendar girls. Waves at Beach-
land and at the barracks on the
base balloted this week for 25
girls, 20 from Beachland and five
from the base. A representative
committee from service personnel
on the base will choose 15 from the
25 this week, and all personnel on
the station will vote for the final
12 who will be musically presented
to the base during the variety
The station band and new chora'
group will present several number'
of their own as well as background
music during the entertainment
Marines (WR) will headline the
novelty numbers with a presenta-
tion of the manual of arms.
Olga Kirk and Red Nelson will
star in a sequence fro "Arsenic and
Old Lace," famous Broadway play
now running as a moving picture.
Miss Kirk will play one of the sis-
ters, while Nelson will portray a
deluded Teddy Roosevelt.
A quintette from the station



NOVEMBER 2. 1944


Nov. 2
SNov. 3 4
Nov. 5 6
Nov. 7 8
Nov. 9
-")3100M N OVER LAS VEGAS" and
be- Nov. 10 11
T Nov. 12 13
Nov. 14 15

A auditorium S';ge To

Be Ready For Shows

SP ani.s have been approved to
F complete the siage ill the movie
Saud rium in order to properly
pire5nt the Victory Circuit units
!', f I'SO-Camp Shows which will be
/,, u l-.sented once monthly, begiuninging
J.- 20 Novembers' [Lieutenant Montague
.-i 1- nounced thisi' week.
C AM. P , HO d I Stage wings and proscenium arch
Borrah Minnevich and his fa.-will be built while traveler cur-
band. will present a jam session. mos "Harmonica Rascals" will be tains, back drop and other mater-
Also :.n a jam mood, Shirley Wink- among th featured acts at the ials are on order. This will be a
ler will play a boogie piano num- big USO show coming to Vero 20 real asset to our station theatre
be'. In contrast, Olivia Eastus will November. The show is "Have A andl it it is expected that the work
sing an operatic aria. Look," variety review, and is the will be completed before the pre-
Difficulties in the form of stag- first presentation to be staged sentation of the first unit on the
geared work shifts for both mlell here marking Vero's new place on Victory Circuit.
and women in the show are largely the "Victory Circuit." Other acts
will include The Great Lester, Muo "1 dreamed of you last night."
riel Lane, singer; the Blair Sist':rs, "Did you?"
novelty adagio act; and Harrison No, you wouldn't."
and Carroll, trick dancers.
L'_ It McDonald. However, two pre
S-esponsible foi the uncel,tainty i'n sc,'tations will be given to assure
----- the dates for the performance, sait everyone, of seeing the show,

1430, 1830 ani] 2030 Station Movies
i : 1 i ~ i i ii i~ i r ` :4 :i

2 Nov.
3 Nov.
4 Nov,
5 Nov.
6 Nov.
7 Nov.

8 Nov.

Jea',:ie Crain Frank Latimore
SLuusc Allbritton Jon Hall
Rosalind Russell Brian Aherne
Alice Faye Carmen Miranda
S Herlv Lanarr Paul Henreid
Greer Garson Walter Pidgeon
This is a fight film feature and will be shown
at 1345 as well as in conjunction with the

Boxing smoker at 2000
Thurs. "MY PAL, WOLF"
9 Nov. Jill Esmond Sharyn Moffett
10 Nov. Laurel and Hardy__
Saturday "HAPPY LAND"
11 Nov. Don Ameche Frances Dee
No 1345 Movie Saturdays and Sundays


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