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Vol. III. No. 29 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 21 August 1948


WHO WILL BENEFIT BY YOUR INSURANCE
Active duty personnel and veterans are urged to check up on their National Service Life Insurance
beneficiaries.
Often, men who marry fail to
change their insurance beneficiary.
Others have named beneficiaries who have since died, and the policyholders have failed to designate
new beneficiaries.
Still other cases have been encountered where a policyholder has died leaving no named beneficiary.
In such cases, the insurance goes to his estate and is subject to inheritance taxes. Often insurance is distributed to persons not intended
by the policyholder.
If you have questions about your
insurance policy with the National Service Life Insurance, see the Educational Services Officer at Bay Hill Barracks 4 and he will be glad
to answer all questions.

THREE GTMO. ACTIVITIES
HIGHLY PRAISED

During the recent visit of Mr. . M. F. Sinnard of the Safety Division, O.I.R. Office of UnderSecNav, highly praised several Base activities. NSD received, a "Best Appearing in the Navy," for its Newtown Fuel Oil Pumping House. NAS dependent comfort facilities at MATS Depot rated "Considerate and Gentlemanly," Marine Vehicle Maintenance was found to prove "Maintenance Pays." One of the highest comments made by Mr. Sinard was the Vehicle Traffic situation for the entire Base was rated as
"an amazing improvement."
Mr, Sinnard's views and comparisons are highly respected throughout the entire Navy. Although his offices are located in Washington, he travels almost continually, consulting and advising the Naval Commands stretched over the entire globe. He arrived here from Souih America and the
. Canal.Zone on his way to Africa.

DON'T SMOKE IN THE
MAGAZINE AREAS!


LETTERS RECEIVED BY THE COMMANDER, NOB

On the departure of the Midshipmen practice squadron all embarked join with the Task Force Commander in sending thanks and appreciation for the wholehearted cooperation, assistance and hospitality extended to them during their stay. The many requirements of the twenty ships engaged in training Midsbipmen during this phase of the cruise were fully met. Nothing but spirit of willing and cheerful service was encountered. The Squadron's visit has been both profitable and enjoyable.
Commander Task Force 84


USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
It is requested that you convey to the Chapel Choir, the organist and choir director, our appreciation for their impressive performance at the Protestant Divine Service aboard this vessel last Sunday.
This and all the other amenities which your officer and enlisted personnel and their families are doing for visiting ships enhances our morale and makes our stay in your midst very pleasant.
H. D. FELT
Commanding.

USS THREADFIN (SS 410)
During our recent operations from Guantanamo Bay, this ship left approximately on6-third of her crew in your Lands during each of four midshipmen training periods.
The high spirits and enthusiasm of these men when they returned to the ship were directly responsible for our being able to accomplish our mission well instead of merely carrying out a schedule.
All men returned to the ship feeling that they had been hospitably received, well fed, and offered every Base facility. May I express their and my sincere appreciation for the above and other services rendered which are not specifically mentioned herein.
C. DONALD BROWN
Commanding


CDR. ROBERTSON GETS
CUBAN DECORATION

Commander E. L. Robertson, Jr., Naval Station, has been awarded the Second Class Order of Naval Merit by the Cuban Government.
The Second Class Order of Naval Merit is awarded to foreign officers who render notable services to tlie Navy, or which tend to tighten the bonds of friendship between the Government of their nation with that of Cuba.
The award was awarded Commander Robertson for his actions to draw closer the friendly'relations which already exist between the Governments of the United States and Cuba.
The award was ordered by the President of Cuba, Ramon Grau San Martin.

EX-ENLISTED MARINE MAKES BRIG. GENERAL

Walter W. Wensinger, who entered the service of the Marine Corps as an enlisted man in World War I, has been appointed a brigadier general.
Brigadier General Wensinger, legal aide to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, was commanding officer of the 23rd Marines, Fourth Marine Division in the invasion of Iwo Jima for which he was awarded the Navy Cross. He holds two Legions of Merit for services in combat.

MARINE AMPHIB LANDING FILMED

(SEA)-The first televised fullscale amphibious landing has been filmed at Onslow Beach near Camp Lejeune, N. C. with New York
* City's 19th Infantry (Battalion, Marine Corps Reserves participating.
The operation was filmed by Station WPIX, New York, after the battalion had undergone a twoweek training period.
The Marine Corps Reserves arrived at Camp Lejeune aboard the Navy transport USS Okaloosa (APA 219).







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Editorial Office, NOB Library - Phone 672
Saturday 21 August 1948
U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN
Commander
Captain A. L. Pleasants, USN
Chief of Staff
B. M. Thomson ------------------ . Editor
Chaplain E. E. Bosserman ___Staff Advisor Sgt. Stull J. E. Sasser, DK3 Louis Kitchen, YN2 R. E. McCullough G. B. Vaughn, RD3 E. B. Shelton, AFO
R. E. Welsh, YN2
THE INDIAN is published weekly from appropriated funds, on government equipment, and complies with the provisions of NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. Nov. 45.
THE INDIAN is a member of the Ship's Editorial Association and republication of credited material is prohibited without permission from SEA.
THE INDIAN uses Armed Forces Press Service Material, which may not be reprinted without permission of AFPS.
All Photographs used by THE INDIAN are official U. S. Navy pictures credited to the NAS Photo Lab. unless indicated otherwise.

Only one baby
was born during
the past week. A baby boy born 19 August to SD1 Fred and Mrs.
Evans. The baby had not been named at the
Time this paper
ES went to press.
Lt. 0. L. Hafemeister, NC, USN, reported aboard this week from the Dispensary at Memphis. She replaced Lt. Bernardi who departed on the President Adams on the 17th.
Apparently the screams about no replacements for transferred personnel are bearing fruit. Nine new men reported in the past week, which is a beginning and a help.

ALL BASE CHORUS GROWS

Several names have been added to the list of individuals who wish to join the All Base Chorus which was announced in the Indian in a previous edition.
We still need more voices, however, and ask that anyone interested in singing, call the Chaplain's Office at 672.
This chorus will have no church connections but is being sponsored by both Chaplain Herold and Chaplain Bosserman.
The purpose of the chorus is to provide an outlet for energies and to provide good entertainment.
Missus: "Your head is like a doorknob."
Chief: "Whatayamean?"
Missus: "Any girl can turn it."


HOSPITAL RECREATION COMMITTEE FORMED

The Hospital Recreation Committee, recently formed on the Base, gives promise of becoming a very worth while and important organization.
Captain Robbins, Medical Officer in Command requested Chaplain E. E. Bosserman to organize and supervise a Hosipital Committee of interested women on the Base who will give a few hours each week in the wards at the hospital doing little things for the patients that mean a great deal to them. Among the activities of the group will be passing out library books, collecting and distributing magazines, getting stamps, stationery, pencils and the like for sick boys. One day each week, bingo games, community sings, or -imilar types of entertainment will be held in the wards.
The Committee is headed by Mrs. Rothermel, chairman, and its membership includes Mrs. Kimball, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Colvin, Mrs. McNeil, Mrs. Cookingham, and Mrs: Stuck. If there are other women interested in giving of their time to this worth while work they should call Chaplain Bosserman at 672 or Mrs. Rothermel at 5-007 or any member of the Committee.

USS PRESIDENT ADAMS ARRIVES AND DEPARTS

With the arrival of the USS President Adams on the 16th, we find a total of 85 naval personnel and dependents disembarking on our beautiful shores.
Dependents of personnel arriving on the President Adams Monday were: Mrs. Dorothy M. Miller, wife of Lt. J. R. Miller of, NAS and their sons Richard and Phillip and daughter, Geraldine; Mrs. Olva Howarth, wife of ChElec. Elward A. Howarth.
Naval personnel arriving on the Adams: For the Naval Station, 30 men; for the ,U. S. Naval Hospital, 3 men; for YTB 524, 1 man; for AFDL-47, 6 men; for NSD, 6 men; for the USS Shakori, ATF-162, 1 man; for UTU, 1 man; for FDBL, 2 men; for VU-10, 4 men; for Marine Barracks, 6 men.
To the Naval and Marine personnel and dependents who have just arrived on the Base, the Indian and the Naval Operating Base extends to you a hearty welcome and knows they will enjoy their stay here at Guantanamo.
The President Adams departed Guantanamo with one passenger from the Base, Harlan Rosewood, BTC who is being transferred to Trinidad. We wish him luck at his new duty station.


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CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY
Sunday, 22 August 1948 Catholic Masses 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1745-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass
0645-Naval Base Chapel Confessions before all Masses
Protestant Services 0930-Sunday School at Schoolhouse 1100-Naval Base Chapel 1900-Newtown Recreation Hall Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1830
Chaplains at this Activity
LtCdr. E. E. Bosserman, USN
(Protestant)
LtCdr. Carl A. Herold, USN
(Catholic)







CHAPLAh(S COR .t !


Being "salty" is the mark of a real Navy man. There is salt with savor and salt without savor. The former is necessary, the latter is useless. Salt adds taste and flavor to all that it touches.
Christ says "Ye are the salt of the earth." A Navy man, officer or enlisted man, can proudly claim to be "salt of the earth." A Navy man should be proud, proud that he is a gentleman that adds savor to humanity. But once he begins to lose this savor, then he begins to be less useful to humanity and to the Navy.
The Navy breeds gentlemen and is proud of it. Some "salty" sailors lose their savor because they try to be too salty or salty in the wrong way. Here is how its done in three easy lessons:
1. Act tough, rough and nasty always, especially when there is a crowd around. One never can tell someone may be impressed-its worth the try if you can succeed.
2. Arrange with your buddies to pour you in the bunk at least three times a week. This makes you a "regular guy" with everyone-well your buddies anyway. You may have success vith smelling the cork at first, then it really gets. hard when it takes two beers or a half dozen cocktails to cave in the pins.
3. By all means use language which indicates you possess a "super" knowledge of the human anatomy, or lack of respect for God by blasphemous use of his Holy Name.
Thank God the "too-salty" Navy man is in the minority.
Carl 'A. Herold
Catholic Chaplain


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ELECTRONICS NEWS
By "Irish"
A dark cloud hangs low over the
Electronics Shop this week, for presently we are to lose our favorite Radarman, Glenn B. "Shorty"
Vaughn. He is being shifted to Fleet Training Group ... it's an ill wind that doesn't blow somebody some good, I suppose. But at any rate, the Shop will no longer echo to "Shorty's" outraged bellow ...
"Well, to heck with you then!"
Henceforth, he will be exercising his lungs at the poor, unfortunate shipboard radarmen that he'll be instructing. Hasta la vista, Shorty.
The pressure of night shipboard
work has been relieved by a benevolent "Bureau" with the temporary assignment of Ensign Lyons, Hainer, ETI, and Lloyd, ET3. We're glad to have you with us, fellows, and hope you enjoy your stay here
in Gtmo.
As time goes by, Ken Chase falls
more and more in the proficiency at "cumshaw" typical of our married men. Already, he is .getting things "arranged" . . . and with only two weeks of expelience, too. Possibly the credit is being misplaced, as we find Mrs. Chase (Carol) is quite an excellent manager for a blushing bride. (Note: that fuzzy fringe out in front of their Victory Hill residence is grass ... Ken's "lawn".
All friends are requested to refer to it as such, and not as, "What's
that?" Gracia.)
The highways and byways of
Gtmo. are not quite as safe as they have been . . . "Duke" has purchased himself a motor scooter...
sailors take warning! We're wondering here in the Shop what Duke plans to do with the contraption if he secures his transfer to shipboard
duty.
We, along with the rest of the # residents of the Base will be glad
when the crystal for WGBY'S new transmitter comes down from Miami and said transmitter gets moved from the Shop to the radio station. Bowyer is getting tired of dusting around and under the thing.
It is possible that the transmitter may still be working by the time the crystal gets here . . . IF . . .
two WGBY announcers, Jim Herrington and Larry Mills keep away from the poor, defenseless thing.
The "electronic yeoman", Bob
Welsh is making great strides with his "radio". He got a shock of a couple hundred volts the other night and gleefully cried, "Look, boys . . . she works!" It's a good thing he has had some encouragement . . . He was about to make
a waffle iron out of it.
"Jack, dear" said the bride,
"let's try to make people think we've been married a long time."
"All right, honey," came the reply, "but do you think you can
carry both suitcases?"


C. 0. NAVAL STATION ORDERS ARE CANCELLED

Commander E. L. Robertson, Jr., Commanding Officer of the Naval Station, has announced that his orders ordering him to the USS Missouri as Executive Officer have been cancelled.
Captain E: A. Taylor, Commander Destroyers Flotilla Two, has been designated as Commander Robertson's relief. Captain Taylor should report aboard about the 15th of November.

RACKETS TO ENSNARE
UNSUSPECTING SAILORS
"All that glitters is not gold," Shakespeare once said, and today that little ditty is full of meaning for servicemen, confronted by "gyp artists."
To warn service men against swindlers, Armed Forces Talk 236 uncovers a multitude of "rackets" which can be easily side-stepped, if servicemen will use a little caution and common sense.
One example cited is the marriage racket. While away from home and family, serviceman naturally gets lonesome. So he seeks female companionship, w'aich can be either "beautiful" or "disastrous."
It would be pure folly to say that all women have that "gold gleam" in their eyes; but there are some whose main "desire" is to get your signature on a marriage license and start collecting that allotment check.
The rules for keeping out of the clutches of these marriage racketeers are simple; 1. Avoid compromising situations; 2. Investigate before you fall-find out something about the girl's past and her family; 3. Don't write love letters to pen pals, and; 4. Don't ignore your common sense and judgment in matters of the heart.
Another pitfall is the "retail racket"! We've all seen advertisements in newspapers and magazines depicting a terrific bargain. Since it is human nature to want more than is our due, we often fall prey to tempting offers which leave us holding the bag, sort-of, so to speak.
While no publisher of a reputable newspaper or magazine will knowingly publish a misleading advertisement of a mail order house, they sometimes do get into print. Every year, many crooked dealers are jailed for using the mails to defraud. Generally, put caution before confidence when dealing with mail order outlets.
There gre too numerous other rackets to mention in this article, but remember P. T. Barnum's classic, "There's a sucker born every minue." Well, don't be the "proof positive."


Chuckles
We have just heard about a woman who went to see her psychiatrist, taking with her an ostrich on a leash. "Now what seems to be the matter, Madam?" the doc asked. "Nothing's wrong with me," she said. "It's my husband. He thinks he's an ostrich."
A sailor boarded a bus during the rush hours and handed the driver a $20 bill. Apologizing very profusely, he remarked, "I'm sorry, I don't have a dime. Honest, I really wish I had a dime."
"Don't feel so bad about it son," replied the bus driver, gently, patting the sailor's arm, "because in just about a minute you're going to have 199 of them."
The man in the moon isn't half as interesting as a lady in the sun.
Nature is wonderful. A million years ago she didn't know we were going to wear glasses, yet look at the way she has placed our ears.
"My boy friend doesn't smoke, drink or swear."
"Hmmm, does he make all his own dresses?"
"I'm a dairy maid in a candy factory."
"What do you do?"
"Milk chocolates."
"What did they teach you today?" his mother asked when Top Kick, Jr. returned from his first day at school.
"Not much," the Post's problem child reported. "I've gotta go again tomorrow."
* * *
While visiting the zoo, a not-toointelligent individual saw a baby deer. Its keeper stood nearby.
"What kind of an animal is that?" the visitor inquired.
"You mean you don't know?" the keeper replied. "What does your wife call you every morning?"
"Say," exclaimed the sightseer, "you're not going, to try and tell me that's a skunk!"
Moron: That which in the wintertime women wouldn't have so many colds if they put.
Drill Sergeant: "Every time I look at you recruits, I feel that I'm beating the Government out of its entertainment tax.
* * *
Car Salesman: "Yes, indeed, that's the best car on the market."
CPO: "Maybe so, but how's it on the road?"
And then there's the predicament of the egg in the monastery---out of the frying pan and into the friar!


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The Navy tennis team has been declared the 1948 Armed Forces' Champions by virtue of a 6 to 1 defeat of the Army netmen on the courts of the Army-Navy Country Club at Arlington, Va., and a previous 4 to 3 win over the Air Force.
In capturing this year's title, the Navy regained possession of the 24-year-old Leech Trophy held by the Army since 1939. In that year, the khaki courtmen won custodianship of the silver cup after the Navy had defended it successfully from 1926 to 1937. No match was held in 1938, nor was there any competition frpm 1940 to 1947 when the Army retained the trophy by setting down the Navy 7 to 0. The cup was won by the Army im its year of presentation (1924) and again in 1925.
Led by team captain Captain James Farrin, USN, of BuShips, Washington, D. C., the Navy players won three singles and three doubles matches with Army. The Navy's sole loss in the seven events was a singles match won by Lieutenant Frank Mehner, USA, European Command, who defeated Lieutenant Kendall Jones, USN, Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D. C., 6-2, 6-3.

LEECH TENNIS TROPHY
HAS 24th BIRTHDAY

(SEA)-The Leech Trophy, a silver cup emblematic of sovereignty in the Armed Forces Tennis circles, was introduced into tht field of athletic conquest nearly a quarter of a century ago.
Until this year's entrance of the Air Force contenders, the cup had been strictly a goal for ArmyNavy netmen.
It was won by the Army in 1924 and again in 1925. The Navy gained longe-range possession from 1926" to 1937. There was no match in 1938, but in the following year, the khaki-clad court performers assumed custodianship.
From 1940 there were no competitive matches until 1947, in which season, the Army turned back another Navy challenge by outpointing the blue jackets 7-0.
The Navy regained possession of the trophy in 1948 by defeating Air Force, 4-3, and Army, 6-1. It was the first year of competition for the Air Force.
Abner Y. Leech of Washington, D. C., donor of the trophy, is a well-known tennis enthusiast on and off the court. For many years he represented the Middle Atlantic section of the U. S. Lawn Tennis Association and was treasurer of the organization when he donated the trophy.


$400 FOREIGN VALUE ADMITTED DUTY FREE

(SEA)-Navy and Marine Corps personnel returning to the U. S. may bring in, duty free, articles acquired abroad valued up to but not exceeding $400. subject to limitations.
Personnel must have been beyond the territorial limits of the U. S. for at least 12 days to benefit by the $400 exemption.
Personnel who have remained beyond the territorial limits for at least 48 hours but less than 12 days may bring in duty-free articles up to but not exceeding $100 value.
As stated in JAG letter of 6 July (NDB, 15 July 1948), the term "United States" as used in this connection includes all territories and possessions of the U. S. except the Virgin Island, American Samoa, Wake Island, Midway Islands, Kingman Reef, and the Island of Guam.
The value of articles such as distilled spirits, wine and malt liquors (aggregating Pot more than one wine gallon) and cigars (not exceeding 100) is limited to $100.
To be admitted duty-free, articles must not have been bought on commission or with intention of resale in thA U. S.
Personnel who have remained beyond the territorial limits for 48 hours but less than 12 days, must not have taker. advantage of the exemption within a 30-day period immediately preceding return to the U. S. Those who have remained beyond the limits for 12 or more days must not have taken advantage of the exemption within a sixmonth period immediately preceding return to the U. S.
Navy and Marine Corps personnel returning to the U. S. on board naval vessels or aircraft are cautioned that alcoholic liquors shall not be admitted on board in violation of Art. 118, Navy Regulations, 1920.
SAVINGS BONDS
Do YOU believe in miracles? Well, no matter how you feel about most things, you've got to admit that the Bond Allotment Plan for regular purchase of the U. S. Savings Bonds is really a major miracle. This safe, convenient plan has helped millions of American .workingmen and women to put aside a little something regularly
-to save from today's plenty to meet whatever emergencies tomorrow may bring Savings Bonds can mean so many different thingsan education for the children, a home or business for yourself, a sense of security for ALL the family. Never mind what your plans for the future may be. Make sure they'll come true-with the Bond Allotment Plan for U. S. Savings Bonds.


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NAVAL STATION LYCEUM
Sun. 22 ,August to Sat. 28 August
Sunday
THE biG CLOCK
Ray Milland Maureen O'Sullivan
Monday
MARY LOU
Robert Lowery Joan Barton
Tuesday TYCOON
John Wayne Loraine Day
Wednesday
CAMPUS HONEYMOON
Lyn Wilde Adele Mara
Thursday
THE BIG CITY
Margaret O'Brien Robert Preston
Friday
THREE DARING DAUGHTERS Jeanette McDonald, Robert Preston
Saturday
PANHANDLE
Rod Cameron Cathy Downs

The Marine
Barracks has been getting that "new look"
in a big way of late, as more and more of the short timers are greeting their reliefs, and then departing for
the Mainland; welcome aboard to the new hands-so long and good luck to the travelers.
The pin boys at the Post Bowling. alleys are getting a heavy workout as the Officers' Team and Enlisted Team are rounding into shape for their respective Base leagues. The Officers were hosts to the Training Group. pin topplers in a practice match last Sunday, the Marines coming out on the short end due to the mid-season form of Training Group's Lieutenants Scott and McBride.
The Parade and Review at Marine Barracks Parade Ground, August 12, staged by the Landing Force of the USS Missouri in honor of Rear Admiral H. H. McLean, Task Force Commander, earned a hearty "well done" from all observers.
Plans for the Post Dance next Saturday night are nearing completion, with all hands looking forward to a most enjoyable evening.
Congratulations to Sgt. Coughlin and PFC Duley who shipped over last week, and to Cpl. Bernard who shipped over and drew that second chevron all on the same day.
The Post Baseball Team is still looking for pitchers-the Post Basketball Team is looking for games
-and the Officers' Bowling Team is 'looking in vain for Lt. Inferrera.


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ian Vol. III, No. 29 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 21 August 1948 WHO WILL BENEFIT BY YOUR INSURANCE Active duty personnel and veterans are urged to check up on their National Service Life Insurance beneficiaries. Often, men who marry fail to change their insurance beneficiary. Others have named beneficiaries who have since died, and the policyholders have failed to designate new beneficiaries. Still other cases have been encountered where a policyholder has died leaving no named beneficiary. In such cases, the insurance goes to his estate and is subject to inheritance taxes. Often insurance is distributed to persons not intended by the policyholder. If you have questions about your insurance policy with the National Service Life Insurance, see the Educational Services Officer at Bay Hill Barracks 4 and he will be glad to answer all questions. THREE GTMO. ACTIVITIES HIGHLY PRAISED During the recent visit of Mr. M. F. Sinnard of the Safety Division, O.I.R. Office of UnderSecNav, highly praised several Base activities. NSD received, a "Best Appearing in the Navy," for its Newtown Fuel Oil Pumping House. NAS dependent comfort facilities at MATS Depot rated "Considerate and Gentlemanly," Marine Vehicle Maintenance was found to prove "Maintenance Pays." One of the highest comments made by Mr. Sinnard was the Vehicle Traffic situation for the entire Base was rated as "an amazing improvement." Mr. Sinnard's views and comparisons are highly respected throughout the entire Navy. Although his offices are located in Washington, he travels almost continually, consulting and advising the Naval Commands stretched over the entire globe. He arrived here from Soulh America and the Canal Zone on his way to Africa. DON'T SMOKE IN THE MAGAZINE AREAS! LETTERS RECEIVED BY THE COMMANDER, NOB On the departure of the Midshipmen practice squadron all embarked join with the Task Force Commander in sending thanks and appreciation for the wholehearted cooperation, assistance and hospitality extended to them during their stay. The many requirements of the twenty ships engaged in training Midshipmen during this phase of the cruise were fully met. Nothing but spirit of willing and cheerful service was encountered. The Squadron's visit has been both profitable and enjoyable. Commander Task Force 84 USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT It is requested that you convey to the Chapel Choir, the organist and choir director, our appreciation for their impressive performance at the Protestant Divine Service aboard this vessel last Sunday. This and all the other amenities which your officer and enlisted personnel and their families are doing for visiting ships enhances our morale and makes our stay in your midst very pleasant. H. D. FELT Commanding. USS THREADFIN (SS 410) During our recent operations from Guantanamo Bay, this ship left approximately one-third of her crew in your .hands during each of four midshipmen training periods. The high spirits and enthusiasm of these men when they returned to the ship were directly responsible for our being able to accomplish our mission well instead of merely carrying out a schedule. All men returned to the ship feeling that they had been hospitably received, well fed, and offered every Base facility. May I express their and my sincere appreciation for the above and other services rendered which are not specifically mentioned herein. C. DONALD BROWN Commanding CDR. ROBERTSON GETS CUBAN DECORATION Commander E. L. Robertson, Jr., Naval Station, has been awarded the Second Class Order of Naval Merit by the Cuban Government. The Second Class Order of Naval Merit is awarded to foreign officers who render notable services to the Navy, or which tend to tighten the bonds of friendship between the Government of their nation with that of Cuba. The award was awarded Commander Robertson for his actions to draw closer the friendly relations which already exist between the Governments of the United States and Cuba. The award was ordered by the President of Cuba, Ramon Grau San Martin. EX-ENLISTED MARINE MAKES BRIG. GENERAL Walter W. Wensinger, who entered the service of the Marine Corps as an enlisted man in World War I, has been appointed a brigadier general. Brigadier General Wensinger, legal aide to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, was commanding officer of the 23rd Marines, Fourth Marine Division in the invasion of Iwo Jima for which he was awarded the Navy Cross. He holds two Legions of Merit for services in combat. MARINE AMPHIB LANDING FILMED (SEA)-The first televised fullscale amphibious landing has been filmed at Onslow Beach near Camp Lejeune, N. C. with New York City's 19th Infantry Battalion, Marine Corps Reserves participating. The operation was filmed by Station WPIX, New York, after the battalion had undergone a twoweek training period. The Marine Corps Reserves arrived at Camp Lejeune aboard the Navy transport USS Okaloosa (APA 219).

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Paae Two THE INDIAN Editorial Office, NOB Library -Phone 672 Saturday 21 August 1948 U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN Commander Captain A. L. Pleasants, USN Chief of Staff B. M. Thomson------------------Editor Chaplain E. E. Bosserman. Staff Advisor Sgt. Stull J. E. Sasser, DK3 Louis Kitchen, YN2 R. E. McCullough G. B. Vaughn, RD3 E. B. Shelton, AF3 R. E. Welsh, YN2 THE INDIAN is published weekly from appropriated funds, on government equipment, and complies with the provisions of NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. Nov. 45. THE INDIAN is a member of the Ship's Editorial Association and republication of credited material is prohibited without permission from SEA. THE INDIAN uses Armed Forces Press Service Material, which may not be reprinted without permission of AFPS. All Photographs used by THE INDIAN are official U. S. Navy pictures credited to the NAS Photo Lab. unless indicated otherwise. Only one baby was born during the past week. A baby boy born 19 August to SD1 Fred and Mrs. Evans. The baby had not been named at the -time this paper 0 Es went to press. Lt. 0. L. Hafemeister, NC, USN, reported aboard this week from the Dispensary at Memphis. She replaced Lt. Bernardi who departed on the President Adams on the 17th. Apparently the screams about no replacements for transferred personnel are bearing fruit. Nine new men reported in the past week, which is a beginning and a help. ALL BASE CHORUS GROWS Several names have been added to the list of individuals who wish to join the All Base Chorus which was announced in the Indian in a previous edition. We still need more voices, however, and ask that anyone interested in singing, call the Chaplain's Office at 672. This chorus will have no church connections but is being sponsored by both Chaplain Herold and Chaplain Bosserman. The purpose of the chorus is to provide an outlet for energies and to provide good entertainment. Missus: "Your head is like a doorknob." Chief: "Whatayamean?" Missus: "Any girl can turn it." HOSPITAL RECREATION COMMITTEE FORMED The Hospital Recreation Committee, recently formed on the Base, gives promise of becoming a very worth while and important organization. Captain Robbins, Medical Officer in Command requested Chaplain E. E. Bosserman to organize and supervise a H'spital Committee of interested women on the Base who will give a few hours each week in the wards at the hospital doing little things for the patients that mean a great deal to them. Among the activities of the group will be passing out library books, collecting and distributing magazines, getting stamps, stationery, pencils and the like for sick boys. One day each week, bingo games, community sings, or similar types of entertainment will be held in the wards. The Committee is headed by Mrs. Rothermel, chairman, and its membership includes Mrs. Kimball, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Colvin, Mrs. McNeil, Mrs. Cookingham, and Mrs. Stuck. If there are other women interested in giving of their time to this worth while work they should call Chaplain Bosserman at 672 or Mrs. Rothermel at 5-007 or any member of the Committee. USS PRESIDENT ADAMS ARRIVES AND DEPARTS With the arrival of the USS President Adams on the 16th, we find a total of 85 naval personnel and dependents disembarking on our beautiful shores. Dependents of personnel arriving on the President Adams Monday were: Mrs. Dorothy M. Miller, wife of Lt. J. R. Miller of NAS and their sons Richard and Phillip and daughter, Geraldine; Mrs. Olva Howarth, wife of ChElec. Elward A. Howarth. Naval personnel arriving on the Adams: For the Naval Station, 30 men; for the U. S. Naval Hospital, 3 men; for YTB 524, 1 man; for AFDL-47, 6 men; for NSD, 6 men; for the USS Shakori, ATF-162, 1 man; for UTU, 1 man; for FDBL, 2 men; for VU-10, 4 men; for Marine Barracks, 6 men. To the Naval and Marine personnel and dependents who have just arrived on the Base, the Indian and the Naval Operating Base extends to you a hearty welcome and knows they will enjoy their stay here at Guantanamo. The President Adams departed Guantanamo with one passenger from the Base, Harlan Rosewood, BTC who is being transferred to Trinidad. We wish him luck at his new duty station. CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Sunday, 22 August 1948 Catholic Masses 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1745-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass 0645-Naval Base Chapel Confessions before all Masses Protestant Services 0930-Sunday School at Schoolhouse 1100-Naval Base Chapel 1900-Newtown Recreation Hall Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1830 Chaplains at this Activity LtCdr. E. E. Bosserman, USN (Protestant) LtCdr. Carl A. Herold, USN (Catholic) CHAPINS COttliEf Being "salty" is the mark of a real Navy man. There is salt with savor and salt without savor. The former is necessary, the latter is useless. Salt adds taste and flavor to all that it touches. Christ says "Ye are the salt of the earth." A Navy man, officer or enlisted man, can proudly claim to be "salt of the earth." A Navy man should be proud, proud that he is a gentleman that adds savor to humanity. But once he begins to lose this savor, then he begins to be less useful to humanity and to the Navy. The Navy breeds gentlemen and is proud of it. Some "salty" sailors lose their savor because they try to be too salty or salty in the wrong way. Here is how its done in three easy lessons: 1. Act tough, rough and nasty always, especially when there is a crowd around. One never can tell someone may be impressed -its worth the try if you can succeed. 2. Arrange with your buddies to pour you in the bunk at least three times a week. This makes you a "regular guy" with everyone-well your buddies anyway. You may have success with smelling the cork at first, then it really gets. hard when it takes two beers or a half dozen cocktails to cave in the pins. 3. By all means use language which indicates you possess a "super" knowledge of the human anatomy, or lack of respect for God by blasphemous use of his Holy Name. Thank God the "too-salty" Navy man is in the minority. Carl A. Herold Catholic Chaplain Pane Two THE INDIAN

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THE INDIAN Pare Three ELECTRONICS NEWS By "Irish" A dark cloud hangs low over the Electronics Shop this week, for presently we are to lose our favorite Radarman, Glenn B. "Shorty" Vaughn. He is being shifted to Fleet Training Group ...it's an ill wind that doesn't blow somebody some good, I suppose. But at any rate, the Shop will no longer echo to "Shorty's" outraged bellow "Well, to heck with you then!" Henceforth, he will be exercising his lungs at the poor, unfortunate shipboard radarmen that he'll be instructing. Hasta la vista, Shorty. The pressure of night shipboard work has been relieved by a benevolent "Bureau" with the temporary assignment of Ensign Lyons, Hainer, ET1, and Lloyd, ET3. We're glad to have you with us, fellows, and hope you enjoy your stay here in Gtmo. As time goes by, Ken Chase falls more and more in the proficiency at "cumshaw" typical of our married men. Already, he is getting things "arranged" ...and with only two weeks of experience, too. Possibly the credit is being misplaced, as we find. Mrs. Chase (Carol) is quite an excellent manager for a blushing bride. (Note: that fuzzy fringe out in front of their Victory Hill residence is grass ...Ken's "lawn". All friends are requested to refer to it as such, and not as, "What's that?" Gracia.) The highways and byways of Gtmo. are not quite as safe as they have been ..."Duke" has purchased himself a motor scooter .. sailors take warning! We're wondering here in the Shop what Duke plans to do with the contraption if he secures his transfer to shipboard duty. We, along with the rest of the residents of the Base will be glad when the crystal for WGBY'S new transmitter comes down from Miami and said transmitter gets moved from the Shop to the radio station. Bowyer is getting tired of dusting around and under the thing. It is possible that the transmitter may still be working by the time the crystal gets here ...IF two WGBY announcers, Jim Herrington and Larry Mills keep away from the poor, defenseless thing. The "electronic yeoman", Bob Welsh is making great strides with his "radio". He got a shock of a couple hundred volts the other night and gleefully cried, "Look, boys ...she works!" It's a good thing he has had some encouragement ...He was about to make a waffle iron out of it. "Jack, dear" said the bride, "let's try to make people think we've been married a long time." "All right, honey," came the reply, "but do you think you can carry both suitcases?" C. 0. NAVAL STATION ORDERS ARE CANCELLED Commander E. L. Robertson, Jr., Commanding Officer of the Naval Station, has announced that his orders ordering him to the USS Missouri as Executive Officer have been cancelled. Captain E. A. Taylor, Commander Destroyers Flotilla Two, has been designated as Commander Robertson's relief. Captain Taylor should report aboard about the 15th of November. RACKETS TO ENSNARE UNSUSPECTING SAILORS "All that glitters is not gold," Shakespeare once said, and today that little ditty is full of meaning for servicemen, confronted by "gyp artists." To warn service men against swindlers, Armed Forces Talk 236 uncovers a multitude of "rackets" which can be easily side-stepped, if servicemen will use a little caution and common sense. One example cited is the marriage racket. While away from home and family, serviceman naturally gets lonesome. So he seeks female companionship, which can be either "beautiful" or "disastrous." It would be pure folly to say that all women have that "gold gleam" in their eyes; but there are some whose main "desire" is to get your signature on a marriage license and start collecting that allotment check. The rules for keeping out of the clutches of these marriage racketeers are simple: 1. Avoid compromising situations; 2. Investigate before you fall-find out something about the girl's past and her family; 3. Don't write love letters to pen pals, and; 4. Don't ignore your common sense and judgment in matters of the heart. Another pitfall is the "retail racket"! We've all seen advertisements in newspapers and magazines depicting a terrific bargain. Since it is human nature to want more than is our due, we often fall prey to tempting offers which leave us holding the bag, sort-of, so to speak. While no publisher of a reputable newspaper or magazine will knowingly publish a misleading advertisement of a mail order house, they sometimes do get into print. Every year, many crooked dealers are jailed for using the mails to defraud. Generally, put caution before confidence when dealing with mail order outlets. There are too numerous other rackets to mention in this article, but remember P. T. Barnum's classic, "There's a sucker born every minue." Well, don't be the "proof positive." Chuckles We have just heard about a woman who went to see her psychiatrist, taking with her an ostrich on a leash. "Now what seems to be the matter, Madam?" the doc asked. "Nothing's wrong with me," she said. "It's my husband. He thinks he's an ostrich." * A sailor boarded a bus during the rush hours and handed the driver a $20 bill. Apologizing very profusely, he remarked, "I'm sorry, I don't have a dime. Honest, I really wish I had a dime." "Don't feel so bad about it son," replied the bus driver, gently, patting the sailor's arm, "because in just about a minute you're going to have 199 of them." The man in the moon isn't half as interesting as a lady in the sun. Nature is wonderful. A million years ago she didn't know we were going to wear glasses, yet look at the way she has placed our ears. *k "My boy friend doesn't smoke, drink or swear." "Hmmm, does he make all his own dresses?" "I'm a dairy maid in a candy factory." "What do you do?" "Milk chocolates." "What did they teach you today?" his mother asked when Top Kick, Jr. returned from his first day at school. "Not much," the Post's problem child reported. "I've gotta go again tomorrow." While visiting the zoo, a not-toointelligent individual saw a baby deer. Its keeper stood nearby. "What kind of an animal is that?" the visitor inquired. "You mean you don't know?" the keeper replied. "What does your wife call you every morning?" "Say," exclaimed the sightseer, "you're not going to try and tell me that's a skunk!" Moron: That which in the wintertime women wouldn't have so many colds if they put. Drill Sergeant: "Every time I look at you recruits, I feel that I'm beating the Government out of its entertainment tax. Car Salesman: "Yes, indeed, that's the best car on the market." CPO: "Maybe so, but how's it on the road?" And then there's the predicament of the egg in the monastery-out of the frying pan and into the friar! THE INDIAN Pace Three

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Pare Four THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay---i9 Aug 45-2500. The Navy tennis team has been declared the 1948 Armed Forces' Champions by virtue of a 6 to 1 defeat of the Army netmen on the courts of the Army-Navy Country Club at Arlington, Va., and a previous 4 to 3 win over the Air Force. In capturing this year's title, the Navy regained possession of the 24-year-old Leech Trophy held by the Army since 1939. In that year, the khaki courtmen won custodianship of the silver cup after the Navy had defended it successfully from 1926 to 1937. No match was held in 1938, nor was there any competition from 1940 to 1947 when the Army retained the trophy by setting down the Navy 7 to 0. The cup was won by the Army in its year of presentation (1924) and again in 1925. Led by team captain Captain James Farrin, USN, of BuShips, Washington, D. C., the Navy players won three singles and three doubles matches with Army. The Navy's sole loss in the seven events was a singles match won by Lieutenant Frank Mehner, USA, European Command, who defeated Lieutenant Kendall Jones, USN, Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D. C., 6-2, 6-3. LEECH TENNIS TROPHY HAS 24th BIRTHDAY (SEA)-The Leech Trophy, a silver cup emblematic of sovereignty in the Armed Forces Tennis circles, was introduced into the field of athletic conquest nearly a quarter of a century ago. Until this year's entrance of the Air Force contenders, the cup had been strictly a goal for ArmyNavy netmen. It was won by the Army in 1924 and again in 1925. The Navy gained longe-range possession from 1926 to 1937. There was no match in 1938, but in the following year, the khaki-clad court performers assumed custodianship. From 1940 there were no competitive matches until 1947, in which season, the Army turned back another Navy challenge by outpointing the blue jackets 7-0. The Navy regained possession of the trophy in 1948 by defeating Air Force, 4-3, and Army, 6-1. It was the first year of competition for the Air Force. Abner Y. Leech of Washington, D. C., donor of the trophy, is a well-known tennis enthusiast on and off the court. For many years he represented the Middle Atlantic section of the U. S. Lawn Tennis Association and was treasurer of the organization when he donated the trophy. $400 FOREIGN VALUE ADMITTED DUTY FREE (SEA)-Navy and Marine Corps personnel returning to the U. S. may bring in, duty free, articles acquired abroad valued up to but not exceeding $400, subject to limitations. Personnel must have been beyond the territorial limits of the U. S. for at least 12 days to benefit by the $400 exemption. Personnel who have remained beyond the territorial limits for at least 48 hours but less than 12 days may bring in duty-free articles up to but not exceeding $100 value. As stated in JAG letter of 6 July (NDB, 15 July 1948), the term "United States" as used in this connection includes all territories and possessions of the U. S. except the Virgin Island, American Samoa, Wake Island, Midway Islands, Kingman Reef, and the Island of Guam. The value of articles such as distilled spirits, wine and malt liquors (aggregating not more than one wine gallon) and cigars (not exceeding 100) is limited to $100. To be admitted duty-free, articles must not have been bought on commission or with intention of resale in the U. S. Personnel who have remained beyond the territorial limits for 48 hours but less than 12 days, must not have taker. advantage of the exemption within a 30-day period immediately preceding return to the U. S. Those who have remained beyond the limits for 12 or more days must not have taken advantage of the exemption within a sixmonth period immediately preceding return to the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel returning to the U. S. on board naval vessels or aircraft are cautioned that alcoholic liquors shall not be admitted on board in violation of Art. 118, Navy Regulations, 1920. SAVINGS BONDS Do YOU believe in miracles? Well, no matter how you feel about most things, you've got to admit that the Bond Allotment Plan for regular purchase of the U. S. Savings Bonds is really a major miracle. This safe, convenient plan has helped millions of American workingmen and women to put aside a little something regularly -to save from today's plenty to meet whatever emergencies tomorrow may bring Savings Bonds can mean so many different thingsan education for the children, a home or business for yourself, a sense of security for ALL the family. Never mind what your plans for the future may be. Make sure they'll come true-with the Bond Allotment Plan for U. S. Savings Bonds. NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sun. 22 August to Sat. 28 August Sunday THE bIG CLOCK Ray Milland Maureen O'Sullivan Monday MARY LOU Robert Lowery Joan Barton Tuesday TYCOON John Wayne Loraine Day Wednesday CAMPUS HONEYMOON Lyn Wilde Adele Mara Thursday THE BIG CITY Margaret O'Brien Robert Preston Friday THREE DARING DAUGHTERS Jeanette McDonald, Robert Preston Saturday PANHANDLE Rod Cameron Cathy Downs The Marine Barracks has been getting that "new look" in a big way of -late, as more ) -and more of the short timers are greeting their reliefs, and then departing for the Mainland; welcome aboard to the new hands-so long and good luck to the travelers. The pin boys at the Post Bowling. alleys are getting a heavy workout as the Officers' Team and Enlisted Team are rounding into shape for their respective Base leagues. The Officers were hosts to the Training Group pin topplers in a practice match last Sunday, the Marines coming out on the short end due to the mid-season form of Training Group's Lieutenants Scott and McBride. The Parade and Review at Marine Barracks Parade Ground, August 12, staged by the Landing Force of the USS Missouri in honor of Rear Admiral H. H. McLean, Task Force Commander, earned a hearty "well done" from all observers. Plans for the Post Dance next Saturday night are nearing completion, with all hands looking forward to a most enjoyable evening. Congratulations to Sgt. Coughlin and PFC Duley who shipped over last week, and to Cpl. Bernard who shipped over and drew that second chevron all on the same day. The Post Baseball Team is still looking for pitchers-the Post Basketball Team is looking for games -and the Officers' Bowling Team is looking in vain for Lt. Inferrera. T e ft Gtmo. Bay---19 Aug 48-2500. Pae Four THE INDIAN


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