U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION
VOL. 2-No. 12
VERO BEACH, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 4, 1945
RENT CONTROL TO CONTINUE IN VERO AREA
OPA REMAINS IN
Good news for those who are
renting houses in Vero Beach and
the adjoining area was announced
today by Capt. R. C. Warrack,
Commanding Ofifcer of the sta-
Capt. Warrack said that rent
control would continue in Vero
Beach. A letter from James S.
Thomas, District Director of the
Office of Price Administration in
Miami, to Capt. Warack, assured
continuance of rent control here.
Mrs. Parsons of the Vero Beach
OPA has given the Miami office a
comprehensive report on the hous-
ing and rental situation in Vero,
Mr. Thomas said in his letter, and
his office has no intention of re-
moving rent control at this time.
This news will be welcome to
many who rent in Vero. Rumors
have been growing since VJ day
that landlords were seeking to
raise rents and seek the seasonal
visitor as tenants rather than the
Navy men and women who are now
renting houses in Vero.
Continuation of rent controls
will assure all station personnel of
fair and impartial treatment.
$25 Million Earmarked
For Vets' Farm Loans
(SEA)-Loans for the pur-
chase of farms, operating equip-
WHERE YOU STAND ON ROAD HOME
By Ships' Editorial Association
Here's how you stand toward discharge. The chart indicates your
approximate standing under the point system relative to others in
the Navy as of 1 October. By Christmas 764,000 enlisted male per-
sonnel and 75,000 male officers are scheduled to be separated from
the naval service. Thereafter the monthly separation rate will average
approximately 25,900 officers and 257,300 enlisted men from January
to July inclusive as a result of the periodic lowering of the critical
score. The Navy hopes to reach its peacetime complement of 500,000
enlisted men and 58,000 officers by 1 Sept 1946. The columns below
show the number of officers and enlisted men, respectively, who will
have the points shown opposite on 1 October.
Officers Enlisted Officers Enlisted
Having Men With Having Men With
Points Points Points Points Points Points
1 October Shown Shown 1 October Shown Shown
49 or more 91,401 32.5 229,998 1,699,388
48.5 95,957 32 232,296 1,748,105
48 100,555 31.5 234,413 1,792,290
47.5 105,189 31 236,278 1,835,678
47 109,922 30.5 237,910 1,878,991
46.5 114,686 30 239,358 1,932,271
46 119,489 29.5 240.645 1,9r7,017
45.5 ,24,310 29 241,872 1,993,431
45 129,135 28.5 242,980 1,993,431
44.5 133,906 28 243,937 2,066,093
44 138,645 732,671 27.5 244,871 2,101,265
43.5 143,339 704,825 27 245,635 2,137,589
43 148,059 750,530 26.5 246,286 2,173,345
42.5 152,775 797,357 26 246,921 < 2,210,238
42 157,523 845,370 25.5 248,019 2,231,979
41.5 162,228 892,933 25 249,068 2,254,007
41 166,856 939,383 24.5 250,091 2,276,451
40.5 171,421 987,541 24 251,092 2,299,032
40 174,902 1,030,241 23.5 252,074 2,325,420
39.5 180,307 1,074,675 23 253,032 2,857,683
39 184,659 1,118,101 22.5 253,951 2,288,324
38.5 188,991 1,163,749 22 254,833 2,419,058
38 193,244 1,209,833 21.5 25,,684 2,444,500
5f.5 197,382 1,256,127 21 256,495 2,469,738
37 201,412 1,306,481 20.5 257,266 2,494,826
36.5 205,296 1,355,823 20 258,008 2,517,481
36 208,963 1,405,504 19.5 258,723 2,537,210
35.5 212,438 1,454,139 19 2,556,289
35 215,786 1,489,659 18.5 2,572,553
34.5 218,878 1,525,869 18 2,586,173
34 221,887 1,562,166 17.5 2,598,142
33.5 224,769 1,603,644 17 2U608,475
33 227,498 1,651,988 16.5 2,617,309
meant and living needs are now i t. N
available to veterans with farm liaS 1 Navy
experience by the Farm Security Fire-ighei Na
Administratin of the Depart- ire-ighig Methods
ment of Agriculture. Half the
$50,000,000 authorized by Con-
gress for farm ownership loans (SEA) N.Ww fire-fighting
has been earmarked for veter- methods developed by thb Navy
ans, enabling about 4,000 to buy during the war wjl be made
their own farms available soon to civilian-, fire
Veterans interested are ad-
vised to locate a farm for sale fighters. In BuShips are 260 of-
or rent and then apply at the ficers and 1,500' enlisted fire-
FSA office in the county in which fighting experts who are largely
they plan to settle. Further in- responsible for the success of
formation may be obtained by the Navy's program. More than
writing the Farm Security Ad- 15,000 professional firemen are
ministration, Department of Ag- now in the Navy on ships and at
riculture, Washington, 25, D. C. shore establishments,
Station Smoker Set
For Wednesday Night
A station smoker featuring a
Truth or Consequences theme and
a blind date gag will be held in
the station auditorium next Wed-
nesday night, October 10.
Olin Tice will again act as
Emcee of the program. Joe Janish
will be on hand with his orchestra.
Dances will be held at the Ser-
vice men's center in Vero Beach
on Oct. 12 and 25. Dancing will
start at 2030. Refreshments will
TO DUTY HERE
Within a ;hort time "'any 'iii
friends will be returning to NAS
Vero Beach to resume their duties
Last April many of the crewmen
and flying instructors left Vero
for Kingsville, Texas. The night
fighting program had been divid-
ed between -the two stations.
With the end of the war and a
concentration of instruction in one
base, Kingsville gives way to Vero.
Some 200 crewmen and instructors
are expected to be back on station
within-a few wap.r, it',st,!: ibhe
men have been at Vero before and
are well acquainted here.
It will be something like old
home week when they make their
return. Vero will continue oprat-
ing as a night fighter base for the
remainder of this year and for
sometime into the first quate of
Activity will increase on Vero's
already busy field as many of the
former Vero planes return. The
40 hour week will remain in effect,
but the program will increase in
tempo to take care of the increase
of student pilots and night fighter
From remarks passed by those
who have already returned, the
former Veroites will not be sorry
to come back. The attractions of
Vero may be rather limited, but
still there are some attractions
for recreation and pleasure in
Plans for the removal of Kings-
ville personnel to Vero Beach are
Vero Beach High
Grid Team Sparkles
Vero Beach high school got off
to a good start in winning from
Okeechobee, 19 to 0 on the Vero
home grounds. The next home
game for Vero will be held at
Michael Field, Oct. 12, when they
Vero is using the T formation
this year and appears to be head-
ed for one of its banner seasons.
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UNITED STATES NAVAL AIR STATION
Vero Beach, Florida
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VOL. 2-No. 12 VERO BEACH, FLORIDA OCTOBER 4, 1945
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THE HANDLE ON THE POT
There is a joyful gleam in the eyes of the dischargees
as they transfer from NAS to separation centers.
And the good wishes of all those aboard go with each
one. But we pause to inject a serious note as we say goodbye.
We are just passing the word for those who are leaving
to seriously consider continuation of their national service
It may not seem very real now but that insurance is
the one actual way servicemen and women can individually
guarantee for their loved ones the peace they have been
fighting to win.
It is no idle thought that this country's peace can be
lost, that the peace of individual families can suddenly and
tragically come to an end just as our nation's peace termin-
ated December 7, 1941.
Lack of economic security is one of the largest contri-
butors to war. It leads human beings to reach out in des-
peration. Desperation leads to war and the end of peace.
Any formula for enduring world peace must include the
security of the home and that security has been in the family
Uncle Sam has been borrowing millions of those bread-
winners to get the peace lid back on the boiling pot of war
but he saw to it, through service insurance, that the comfort
and security of those left at home, would not have to be
Some of the Navy personnel is starting back home now.
Are they taking with them their government insurance? We
are told that at some centers fewer than 20 per cent of the
personnel being discharged are keeping their service insur-
ance in force by paying premiums.
We wonder if the next generation will have to fight for
peace all over again just because this one did not do its job
of guaranteeing what it fought for.
Think it over, mate, before you say "No" to continuing
your insurance. Keep a hold on it because it is one of the
handles on the peace pot lid. If 15 million servicemen and
women keep a tight grip, the pot cannot boil over again into
S"Don't give up the ship athome," sailor. Keep that gov-
ernment insurance. .
How do you do it? I'-. r .. Within 30 days after being
CHAPLAIN'S CORNER I
Catholic Serv., 0900, Station Thea.
Protestant Service, 1100, Chapel.
Christian Science Service, 1900,
While away on leave recently,
I was interested to see how often
civilians asked questions about
the religion of servicemen and
The religious experiences of
men and women in the war have
been given wide publicity, and
many civilians active in church
work are giving much time and
thought to the place that re-
turned service people will play in
all kinds of religious activities.
What would be a.fair appraisal
of religion among the people who
have fought and won the war?
First, there are those who were
actively religious before they
went in and
who during the
time they have
been in have
Red Cross Solves
Problems For Many
In Need of Guidance
Pointing out a typical month
of American Red Cross operations
on some 190 Navy stations and
hospitals in this country, John E.
Morris, Red Cross Field Director
on this station, said today that
the Red Cross had rendered as-
sistance with personal and family
problems to more tan 1000,000
men and women is the navy during
the month of May, the last month
of which complete statistics are
The breakdown of the monthly
report sows that 85,561 men and
2,357 WAVES were served by
719 Red Cross staff members at
134 "able-bodied" stations, and
an additional 25,969 men and 253
women were assisted by 880 hos-
pital Red Cross workers in 56
navy hospitals and dispensaries.
Help was given, Morris added,
Continued t o o u1,lo navy personnel in filing
he regular il of their pension claims at time
hapel attend of discharge.
Chapel attend- Tihe most recent statistical re-
ance and who port for Vero, for the month of
h a v e given August shows that 93 men and 7
clear evidence WAVES were given counsel, gui-
that religious dance, and assistance.
Chaplain MacColl crnl their living, never pin them down and they
Secopdly, one finds the indi- always have a tidy bunch of ex-
viduals who have Tharned from cuses to explain their religious
war what civilian experiences inactivity. Perhaps to them reli-
never taught them that God gion is something they fall back
is very much alive and active in pn when they are in a tough spot
this world of His, that He does but as far as every day life and
make a difference, and that there human relations are concerned
are times in life when God and religion does not make much dif-
only God can give us what we fereuce. These people are the
need. hardest to deal with because they
The people who have learned are so inconsistent.
this fact are not just spouting Lastly, there are those who are
sentimental or pious pretty phras- honest enough to come right out
es. Just what will happen to with the assertion that religion
these people one cannot say for does not interest them. At least
certain. To be sure some of them they are not hypocrites.
and even many may discharge Getting back to the total pic-
their newly found religious in- ture, one can be hopeful about
terest when they get their dis- the significance of the religious
charge from military life. Others, experiences of servicemen and
however will be extremely thankful women. In most cases the average
ful for the truth they have found nmlitary church attendance is
and these persons are the ones higher than that in civilian life,
whom the civilian churches need and because life for most service-
greatly in the challenging work men and women has been stripped
that lies ahead in the post war of its superficialities, religion has
era. not only been something that is
Thirdly, one finds in the serv- needed but something that when
ice, just as in civilian life, menm- found, becomes central and es-
bers of that large group who are sential.
nominally religious. They have a And why? Because that's the
good line of chatter but you can way God has made us.
discharged, send the monthly premium to the Veterans' Ad-
ministration, Washington, D. C., indicating the number of
your policy. Then keep sending the premiums each month or
pay for a whole year whichever you choose.
If interested in converting the insurance, you have eight
years in which to do it, but no more. The policy within that
time can be converted into a 20-pay life, 30-pay life or
straight life contract.
From Floyd Bennett, Field Skyscraper
OCTOBER 4, 1945
OCTOBER 4, 1945
Behind the Scenes at NAS Vero Beach
Busy Vero Presents Strange Sight While Storm
USUALLY with a busy buzzing air about it, the station pre-
sented a strange sight during the days of the hurricane. With the
planes getting away as shown above came the boarding up and a
quiet, deserted air about the station, hangar and air strip. The
drone of planes in air and the- harsh staccato bark of engines
warming up was missing. Those who stayed behind rode out the
storm on base. TIe pilots and air rwmew,4Ldhaven aSgr-
tajIgrg, South Carona. They evidently were well pleased as the
Iphio',ii ho". SNB'Z ,afe' from the wild winds are shown at rest
at the Spartanburg Municijal airport, S. C.
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VERO NAS SOFTBALLERS WI N IN 13 INNINGS
OUT BY PROVERBIAL MI
CLEMENTS of Vero waits with the ball for Miami hurler
Johnston in the third inning of the softball game last week.
Clements took a throw from pitcher Henley for the put out at
third base. Vero won in 13 innings, 2 to 1.
GOOD FIELDING SAVES LOW THROW
GOOD FIELDING SAVES LOW THROW
- -' r~~
-, t.* .. I
Scooping one out of the dirt is first baseman Risser of the Vero
teach softball team. Besides playing a steady game at the initial
sack, Risser tripled in the 13th inning to set up> the winning run\
for Vero over Miami. Vero won 2-1,
LE STATION TOSSERS
S BEST NAS MIAMI
rg' BY 2 TO 1 SORE
Making an auspicious start in
the inter-station softball league,
Vero's softballers bested Miami
Naval Air Station, 2 to 1 in a
tight 13 inning duel on the sta-
,:: Ben Henley hilrled 10 fine
'- innings and gave way to Maloney
.' when he tired. Maloney kept the
S",.* Miamians in hand while his mates
finally shoved across the winning
S run in the last of the thirteenth.
'r Vero drew first blood with a
.etrun in the third inning. Garner
gained life on an error by Miami
second sacker,' Steier, with one
out. Jordann popped to first, and
Henley was safe when Gaines
screened his ground ball to short,
causing the Miami short stop to
'fumble the ball. With Garner on
third and Henley on first, Sala-
dino singled bringing Garner
Miami tied it up in the fourth.
Steier walked. Evans poked a
single into right field. As "Fats"
Vero Beach a. r h e Schmidt attempted to inake a
Saladino, 2b .. .'5 0 1 2 throw to third he threw wild and
Clements, 3b ... .. 4 0 0 0 Steier came on home.
Gilmore, If ...... 5 0 0 0 The two teams battled along
isser, b ...... 5 1 1 0 without further scoring, although
Schmidt, rf .......3 0 0 1 some excellent fielding cut short
Hammond, sf .... 4 0 1 0 two Miami rallies in the ninth
Misko, cf ........ 4 0 0 0 and tenth innings.
'Glarner, c ..... 4 1 1 0 With one away in the last of
Jordan, ss ....... 4 0 0 1 the thirteenth, Risser poked a
Henley, p ....... 3 0 0 0 triple into right center. Manger
Maloney, p ...... 0 0 0 Bucky Walters came in to pinch
Jones, rf ........ 1 0 0 0 hit for Jones- On the first at-
Walters ........1 0 1 0 tempted squeeze bunt the ball
44 2- 5 4 went foul. On the next pitch Wal-
Miami ab r h e ters laid down a perfect bunt
Neste, cf ........ 2 01 0 0 and Risser, who had Deen away
Hauska, If .. 6 0 0 0 on the pitch slid over the plate
Craven, 9s ...... 2 0 0 2 before a play could be made on
Steier, 2b ....... 4 1 0 1 him.
Evans, rf ........ 0 2 0 The two hits in the final inn-
Langley, 2b ..... 4 0 1 1 ing boosted Vero's total to five
Rooney, sf ...... 3 0 0 0 hits. Miami gathered four off
Marren, lb ...... 4 0 0 0 Henley and none off Maloney.
Angelica, c ...... .5 0 1 0 A second game with Sanford
Johnston, p ...... 3 0 0 Q was rained out and will, be played
Butris, cf ....... 3 0 0 0 later in the season.
widalo. ss ...... 2 0 0 0
Rewoldt, sf 1 0 0 o Draf Takes Husband,
42 1 4 4
Batted for Jones in thirteenth. Wife Offers Baby Too
One out when winning run scored.
Three base hit Risser. Innings
pitched Henly 10 and Malony Charlotte, Mich (CNS) De-
3. Winning pitcher Maloney. ositing her baby in a draft
Losing pitcher Johnston. b ard office, Mrs. Bernadine
Robbins, 19, announced:
The boys were griping about VThe draft board took my hus-
Politician's sons when a voice be- ba d and now they can have my
hind them said, "I'm a politician's ba .
son, and I'm here in the Navy just A matters now stand, the
like you ordinary guys." draf board declined the offer,
The gang turned around to see hub remains in the service, and
who owned the voice.. "YES Ber dine is taking it easy in a
SIR!!" they replied. hs tal.
OCTOBER 4, 1945
OCTOBER 4, 1945 THE BUCCANEER PAGE FIVE
Two New Athletic
Officers Assume Post
In P.T. Department
Taking over the duties of Ath-
letic Director on the station, Lt.
Win. Lenich reported aboard
early this month. He was followed
by Lt. F. L. O'Connell, who' as-
sumed duties as assistant athletic
Mr. Lenich comes to Vero from
Corpus Christi where he spent
many months in the athletic de-:
partment of the Texas air base. He
entered the Navy in May 1942,
taking his indoctrination at .An-
His first tour of duty was at
Iowa Pre-flight, tlisn followed
Corpus Christi and a short stay at
Jacksonville: He was but one year
out of the University of Illinois
when he joined the Navy. He
spent a season with the profes-
sional football team of Milwau-
kee Chiefs in the American As-
sociation. He was also coach at
St. Elmo C:ollege.
Mr. O'Connell entered the
Navy in May 1943 and received
his indoctrination at Chapel Hill.
He was at Del Monte Pre-flight
until January 1944, and Corpus
Christi until coming to Veto. ,
He is a native of Corvallis,
Oregon where he attended Ore-,
gon State College. He was a
basketball and track man in col-
lege. Before joining the Navy Lt.
O'Connell was coach at Corvallis
Vets Should Know
Rights On Discharge
The selective service and train-
NEW P. T. OFFICERS
Lt. W. Lenich, right, Physical Training Officer on station,
and Lt. F. L. O'Connell, his assistant, are both new to Vero. The
Physical Training officers have taken up their new duties here
and plan an extensive recreation program during the demobiliza-
MECH ENGINEERS LEAD 1400 LEAGUE;
RADAR TOPS 1600 WITH PERFECT RECORD
ing act provides for reemploy- Softball games have suffered from postponement due to
ment rights after completion of rain and wet grounds, but the teams managed to get in a few
active duty and for the legal
means of enforcing rights in con- games with an eye toward ending the leagues.
tensions over a veterans former In the 1400 league the Mech. Engineers were out in
job. In connection with assistance front with 6 wins and 5 losses. FM ks 2
in securing a former job the se- In a tic for second are the Night AAF Makes 2 New
lective service board in the vet- Hawks and Dueces Wild both hav- F e rd
erans' home community provides ing won 4 and lost 5 games. _liht R
job counseling and job placement Radar was in its usual spot
services. in the 1600 league, right on top. Washington (SEA) New
The Soldier and Sailors Civil Radar boasts 3 wins to no de- flight records from Honolulu and
Relief Act protects the civil right featj for a perfect ,record. The Tokyo to Washington, D. C., were
of service personnel while they Beasts with but one win and no chalked up recently by the Army
are in the armed forces with pro- loss stand second. Air Force. Averaging 285 miles
visions for the welfare of their In a tight ball game the Mechs an hour, the B-29 "Lady Marge,"
dependents, beat Dueces Wild, 3 to 2. A flew non-stop in 17 hours and 21
This protection extends over the homer by Risser in the top of minutes from Honolulu. The su-
period of service and for a limited the seventh put the game on ice perfortress chopped nearly three
time after discharge or separation for the Mechs. In another league hours off the previous record for
in such matters as taxes, evictions game, the Mechs had a field day the 4,640-mile trip.
and rights in public lands. against the Wildcats in winning, An Army C-54, carrying the
Before separation Navy legal 20 Lo 3. Dueces Wild gained some first photographs and films of the
assistance officers should be con- solace by taking the Indians 5 formal Jap surrender, set a new
sulted on the full provisions of to 3. 31 hours and 25 minutes with an
this act; after separation local Radar bested the Tinbenders average speed of 220 miles an
legal aid societies of civilian at- in between showers, 8 to 4, to hour, stopping at Adalk and Se-
torneys should be consulted, keep the lead in the 1600 league. attle.
Japs Planned Huge
To Half Invasion
(SEA)--The entire Jap air
force, 6,000 to 9,000 planes, was
scheduled for a mass Kamikaze
-attack against the anticipated
American invasion fleet, top-
ranking officers of the .Japanese
Army Air Force revealed.
Estimating one in four planes
would suicide successfully, the
Japs did not expect to prevent
the invasion but hoped the raids
in the first two days would ef-
fectively reduce the number of
troops that could be landed. Des-
pite their critical fuel shortage,
the enemy planned mounting 500
planes an hour in their final air
raid upon the U. S- Fleet.
The Nips hoarded their aircraft
during the recent aerial blitz of
Japan to combat the expected two
invasions. First of these they es-
timated for late October or earl
November against southern Kyu-
shu and the second for spring of
1946 against the Kanto Plains
area near Tokyo.
Touch Football Leagues
Next on Sport Slate
Touch football will soon take its
place on the station sports sched-
ule, Lt. W. Lenich, Physical Train-
ing Director, has announced.
Leagues will again be formed
and Lt. Lenich hopes to organize
a station team for contests with
other stations in a league similar
to the softball setup.
With softball leagues now near-
ing the end of their season play,
the way will be made open for
king football to take his bow here.
Military Habit Almost
Costs Doe Savage a Hat
Habit is a wonderful thing.
Those formed in military life
are not easily shed with the pos-
session of a discharge. 'Doe' Sav-
age of the Enlisted Men's barber
shop was on the ground floor in
observing one phase of habits. As
he sat in the Vero theatre the
other night he put his hat on the
empty seat next to him. On the
other side was a young civilian and
When the civilian got up to leave
he reached down and procured
Doe's hat. When 'Doc' called his
attention to his mistake the YC
put it down with a sheepish grin.
'Doe' thinks the boy didn't have
that little 'white paper long
enough to break a habit of grab-
bing a white hat when' going out-
Today's short story, "Sighted
Schooner, drank same."
OCTOBER 4, 3945
PAG SX TE UCCNER OTOER 94
Ernie Pyle Memorial
Draws Donations From
All Branches of Service
Enlisted men and womrn.., i tirn
armed forces have joined in a'
movement to erect a i..-'nm..i al
library in Dana, Ind., to tile
memory of Ernie Pyle, I1.L''.I;
war correspondent and ti;i-eI oIt
the G. I. Joe.
Chairman of the Er-..e Pv.Ie
Memorial Committee, Jcl.L Bi. _
sing, of Dana, Mhs aniAi..lI.nl
that members of the arme. f P.,,e:
have been sending in xi.li..itar.~
donations to the memori:-,l r'u,,m
the Atlantic and Pacific. eul..!,
of men and women have :...lo .1d.-
nations to the fund.
The body of Ernie Pyle ll .."r
be returned to his native town
from IeShima. Mrs. Jerty Pyle,
his widow, feels that it would be
more fitting for himn to remain
with his fallen buddies.
In keeping with Pyle's known
love of simplicity, the library in
Dana, and the scholarship fund
journalism at Indiana University,
will provide an appropriate tri-
To Handle 15,000
Nearly 15,000 enlisted discharg-
ees soon will pass through the
Navy's 18 Separation Centers
daily, demobilization officials
have stated. The largest centers
will be in Chicago and New York
where Great Lakes- and Lido
Beach are ready to handle 2,800
All other centers should be in
operation by 15 September with
12 of these expected to be ready
by 1 September. Maximum daily
loads are estimated as follows:
Bainbridge, Md. 1,400; Boston
1,00(0; Camp Wallace, Tex. -
500; Charleston, S. C. 200;
Jacksonville, Fla. 455; Los An-
geles 900; M.emphis 787;
Minneapolis 700; New Orleans
500; Norfolk 600; Norman,
Okla. 543; St. Louis 550;
Sampson, N. Y. 800( San
Francisco (Shoemaker) 900;
Seattle (Bremerton) 650; To-
LST, 'Mother Ship'
For Amphib Forces
(SEA).-The versatile LST solv-
ed one of the big problems of the
war when it became the "mother
ship" for amphibs.
Used in logistic support of other
landing craft at Iwo Jima, the LST
proved so successful that it was
given a separate classification-
APB-(Auxiliary, Barrack Ship,
, p .- :
Washington (SEA) National
Service Life Insurance is govern-
ment insurance and will not be
taken over 'by private companies,
Navy insurance officers have
Issued by the government, the
insurance is administered by the
Veterans' Administration, and will
continue to be government insur-
ance, whether the individual is in
or out of the service.
No More Students
To Enter V-7 Program
) SEA) Effective! immediate-
ly, no additional students will en-
ter the Naval Reserve Midship-
men's program (V-7). The 5,000
midshipmen 'now in training will
complete their courses.
In five years, midshipmen
schools have trained more than
60,000 reserve officers. One iun
every five naval officers is a
. , -.
1118th Engineer Combat group,
former Scout and Raider instructor
at Fort Pierce base, who tirelessly
worked out each detail of construe.
tioii and personally secured the va-
rious items that went into it, none
of which were plentiful," according
to headquarters of the 1118th En-
Capt. Kasten left the base here
in February of 1944 and has been
awarded the Bronze Star for locat-
ing with a reconnaissance party
a channel through the reef on Red
Beach T-4 (Ie Shima) which per-
mitted LSTs and LSMs to dock at
a practically demolished pier.
Capt. Kasten was a Scout and
Raider instructor when on duty
here. Mrs. Kasten is the former
Miss Madelon Ivey of Fort Pierce.
Photo shows Capt. Kasten beside
the memorial, and at left a closeup
with wreath placed there by Roy
W. Howard, Scripps-Howard ex-
ecutive, on behalf of America's
She was the kind of a girl who
wore dresses that kept everyone
warm but her.
(SEA) A strong aircraft in-
dustry and continuous policing of
the oceans of the world by air-
craft carriers, were called for by
Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher,
USN, DCNO (Air), on the cca-
sion of naval aviation's 32d anni-
An estimated 3,000 new planes
shouldd be added to the Navy air
force next year, Vice Admiral
Mitscher said, and indicated that
new weapons, including jet-pro-
pelled aircraft for carriers, have
already been developed, and at
le,asL two new fighters and two
new dive and torpedo bombers
are under development.
Base Alumnus Erects Ernie Pyle Memorial
mE s.&wt4&r- H5Ms..siiC95- *' .-Sf
Bess Myerson, 21, is the first
Bronx resident ever crowned Miss
America. She's the "serious type,"
her press agent says, and reads
books. Bess is 5 feet 10 inches tall
and has other interesting meas-
urements, including a bust.
Experts Answer Big
Atom Bomb Question
What would happen if the
atomic bomb failed to go off?
Reporters at a recent SecNav
press conference asked the ques-
tion of two men who should know
-M.j. Gen. eslie R. Groves, head
of the bomb project, and Com-
modore William, S. Parsons, USN,
atomic bomb "weaponeer." Both
had ready answers:
Maj. Gen. Groves said it had
been agreed jokingly earlier that
the only way to tell was for all
scientists and commanders to ride
the first plane sent out to drop
the bomb. If the bomb exploded,
they'd come back. If it didn't,
they'd just keep on going.
Commodore Parsons said that
if the complete bomb had fallen
unharmed into Jap hands it would
have taken them years to figure
out how it worked.
OCTOBER 4. 1945
ALAS, POOR GRANDPA
BUT IN THE OLD DAYS
Mr. Tellefson Links Eleanor Arnold Now
Navy-Civilian Career Marine Master Sergeant
With 28 years of accredited ser- From stenographer to a Master
vice in the Navy and Naval Re- Technical Sergeant in the Marine
serve, it would seem that a man Corps is the career of Eleanor V.
would have his hands full with- Arnold of Prospect Park, Pa.
out taking up civilian pursuits. Miss Arnold joined the Marine
However, Lt. Comdr. E. M. Tel- Corps W. R. in March 1943. She
lefson, Communications Officer on trained with the WAVES at Hun-
base, has found _ter College, her
time white in. If tir s t assign-
the Naval Re- asnent to dirty
serve in peace be. es ing with the
time to conduct Division of Av-
a maritlihe ra- nation, H:ea d-
dio service a- quarters Ma-
mong other ei- -ii ilre Codrps in
vilian bu. -ie e Washington, D.
enterpri -es. C., Navy De-:
Mr. Tellef- apartment.
son joined tr h A after nine
Navy as an en- months in Wash-9 r (.Tpee
listed man in i917. He served Washington Miss Arnold was sent
throughout the World War I to the Marine first sergeant school
aboard troop ships. He rose to a at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Fol-.
Chief Radio Man permanent ap- lowing graduation from the school
pointment. she was reported to Quantico, Va.
After ten years in the Navy, This was the first and last time
Mr. Tellefson was commissioned she served on a Marine Base. Most-
an Ensign in the Naval Reserve of her military life has been with
and rose steadily in rank as his the Navy.
years of service increased. Miss ArnoB came to Vero Beach
In 1940 Mr. Tellefson was cal- September 8, 1944, and it was
led to active duty with the Pacific while on duty here that she advanc-
Fleet. Later he was ordered to ed to the Master Sergeant rank.
Washington in the Chief of Naval In civilian life, she as was a ste-
Operations Department Then fol- nographer in the patent dejart-
lowed various tours of duty as ment of the Westinghouse electric
Officer in Charge of Communica- company in Philadelphia. She finds
tions. For a time in 1943 he was the Marine Corps far more excit-
Officer in Charge of the ARM ing than her work as stenographer
school in Jacksonville. Before in civilian life.
coming to Vero, Mr. Tellefson Her greatest thrill since joining
was at Patuxent River, Md., and the Marines was the day she sew-
Richmond, Florida. ed on her Mt/Sgt. stripes and
His radio station is located on marched into the Chief's mess hall.
Mackinac Island, Michigan. It was In sports she is a good bowler
a Naval radio station until Mr. and was a member of the Women
Tellefson bought it from the Navy. Marine bowling team on the sta-
Mr. Tellefson has other inter- tion.
ests in civilian life, but as a Navy
man he has always given a good Lt. Howard To'Wed
deal of his time to activities in ,
the Naval Reserve. He will con- flint, Mich., Girl
tinue in an active status as long Friends of Lt. (jg) Frank G.
as he is needed by the Navy. Howard were congratulating him
on the announcement of his en-
gagement to Miss Jean E. Vogt
SPHo of Flint, Michl Lt. Howard is
: ground radar division officer on
Station. Lt. Howard took Diesel
training at the General Motors
Institute in Flint as part of his
Navy training program.
The sailor was pacing the floor
when the glad tidings arrived via
telegram: "Wife gave birth to a
little girl this a.m. Both doing
nicely." On the bottom of the
telegram was a sticker: "When.
you want a boy, call Western
SBlletin (NTC, Ore.t lab l.) Union."
This was a snappy pin-up number back in grandpa's day.
Poor grainp had to use plenty of imagination back in 1905 as this
Warner Bros. Picture gives evidence.
I have a little shadow who goes in and out with me.
He dogs my steps, he wrecks my sleep, he laughs with fiendish glee
At the sudden starts by the men of parts
Who rants and roars without much grace
At the shadow who sets the flying pace!
My shadow's a Dilbert, a flying fol.
He's always been the "joy" of his school.
He made the grade and now he's intent
On showing the world he's Heaven-bent.
But if he keeps up, it's not Heaven he'll find,
But a place not conducive to his frame of mind!
He breaks all the rules on deck and in flight.
His radio technique gives the tower a fright.
He ignores all red lights and goes willy-nilly.
He's Dilbert, he's colossal, he's hotter than Chile!
He hardly can wait to get in the air
Before lifting his wheels and causing a scare.
And when he is upstairs he's a triple-edged menace.
He buzzes the beach, he flies wing on the airlines.
He chases the Army from West Palm to Daytona.
He's rugged, he's rough, he smokes a Corona.
And acts like a. miniature Seven-alarmer,
Which doesn't sit well with Commander Harmer.
But he worries nobody like he worries me,
For I'm watching and raving and biting my nails,
As he jousts with the tower and blows off the rails.
He drops in to land like a Latter Day rocket;
Then taxis so fast he kicks dirt in my pocket!
Oh, I have a little shadow, he's a shadow of a doubt.
His face is injured innocence when I sit and bawl him out.
So I'll stow my rants and raves and wait for news from town,
"The shadow buzzed the school . and like Jack came tumbling down!
Lt. A. F. K.
OCTOBER 4 1945
THE IDEAL WIFE
(By Lord Beberidge of the
"Cradle to the Grave" plan)
She should be quiet but not dumb,
She should be intelligent but not
She should be interested but not
Pilot to R.O. (on return flight
over enemy territory): "Can you"
five some information about our
R.O.: "Sure. What do you want,
the time or the odds?"
A recruit was watching a. chief
make out a report.
"Well, whattya want?" yelled
"Nothing," replied the recruit.
"Didya bring anything to carry
"Nopee, didn't think you had
Sentry: "Who goes there?"
Liett.: "Lieut. Hammer."
Sentry: "I can't let you proceed
without the password, sir."
Lieut.: "Drat it, man, I've for-
gotten it. You know me well
Sentry: "I must have the pass-
Voice from the guardhouse:
"Don't stand there, arguing all
night. Shoot him."
D BOUND ; ,C,
CEIVS THURSDAY, 4 October
ABOARD-"Men in Her Diary" Jon Hall Louise Allbritton
ASHORE-"The Great Flamarion" and "Blonde from Brooklyn"
FRIDAY, 5 October
e, w> *n ABOARD-"Flame of the West" Johnny Mack Brown Raymond
ASHORE--"Gentle Annie" and "Get Along Little Dogie"
,HFKEQ TRAVEL DRAFT, ABOARD-"Love Letters" Jennifer Jones Joseph Cotten
ASHORE-"Gentle Annie" and "Get Along Little Dogie"
SUNDAY, 7 October
SABOARD-Church Services: Catholic in station auditorium at 0900 -
\ Protestant in the Chapel at 1100 Movies: 1815 and 2045: "Love
Letters" Jennifer Jones Joseph Cotten
SEPARATION ORE--"Valley of Decision" Greer Garson Gregory Peck
CENTER A MONDAY, 8 October
S OARD-"Girl of the Limberlost" Dorinda Clifton Warren Mills
A HORE--"Valley of Decision" Greer Garson Gregory Peck
TUESDAY, 9 October
Daffynitions AOARD-"Captain Kidd" Charles Laughton Randolph Scott
Quicksilver What the Lone HORE--"Where Do We Go From Here" (in Technicolor)
Quicksilver What the Lone WEDNESDAY, 10 October
R when i r 'OARD-Movies at 1400 only: "Captain Kidd" Charles Laughton
ward g en Randolph Scott Entertainment Smoker at 2030 with Olin
youngster is too old to cry an Tice as Master of Ceremonies Gals, gags and prizes
too young to sweae ASHORE-"Where Do We Go From Here" (in Technicolor)
S- at sand around in THURSDAY, 11 October
hotel lobbies with their big ABOARD-"Isle of the Dead" Boris Karloff Ellen Drew
mouths wide open. ASHORE-"Identity Unknown" and "Hitchhike to Happiness"
FRIDAY, 12 October
ABOARD-"Song of the Prairie" Ken Curtis June Storey
A Bostonian sub-deb named ASHORE-"Flame of Barbary Coast" and "Both'Barrels Blazing'
Brooks, SATURDAY, 13 October
Whose hobby ,,s... reading' sex AB'OARD--"MhlllIti Pierc-" J.."ii Crawford Jack Carson
books, ASITOORE-"FI-'".- Bi,,ibl,, C(,:.-'. and "Both Barrels Blazing'
.E. LIz,'~dI her a sailor --: SiNIDAi, i1 October
.Eha lrked like a rabbit ABOARD--Ii'i',. I I..I..- : C:it.l-,lic in station auditorium at 0900 -
\Vho lulked like a rabbit Protestant in the Chapel at 1100 Movies: 1815 and 2045: "Mil-
And deftly lived up to his looks. dred Pierce" Joan Crawford Jack Carson
ASHORE-"Nob lili" (in Technicolor) Joan Bennett George Raft
\ As the music started, a timi MONDAY, 15 October
seaman lurking in the bac ABOARD-See plan of the day for 1400 movie USO Camp Show
ground darted forward. "Pardon on the stage 1830 and 2030
e mis" he said to a young ASHORE-"Nob Hill" (in Technicolor) Joan Bennett George Raft
e miss, he said to a young TUESDAY, 16 October
,lady, "may I have the nex ABOARD-See plan of the day for movies
dance" ASHORE-"Wuthering Heights"
"I'm sorry, but I never dance WEDNESDAY, 17 October
with a Ahild," she said with a su ABOARD-See plan of the day for movies
percilious smile. ASHORE-"Wuthering Heights"
"Oh, a thousand pardons!" re
realize your condition."
stomer: "Will this suit hold ALL
its shape?" (D c5 uAN' - BA
Salesman: "Absolutely, that
-it,. is made of pure virgin wool." Gal: "Am I the first girl you May: Why do you call your boy
Customer: "I don't care about ever kissed?" friend "Pilgrim"?
the morals of the sheep. Will it GI: "Now that you mention Kay: Because every time he
-hold its shape?"
it, you do look familiar." I calls he makes a little progress.
By Nick Pouletsos
Three Strikes 'n Out at 'Home'
I _CII_ _II_ I~ _I
OCT013ER 4, 1945