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Vol. III, No. 33 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 18 September 1948


COMMANDING OFFICER
U. S. NAVAL STATION
HONORED BY CUBANS
Last Wednesday, at Santiago de
Cuba, Commander E. L. Robertson, Jr., USN, was awarded the Second Class Order of Naval Merit by the Cuban Government. The presentation was made in the name of His Excellency Ramon Grau San Martin, President of Cuba, by Colonel Guillermo Driggs Guerra, Chief of the Oriente Naval District.
The impressive ceremony was
conducted on the parade grounds of the Naval District headquarters at Punta Blanca overlooking Santiago Bay. It was highlighted by the presence of Rear Admiral W. K.
Phillips, USN, Commander, U. S.
Naval Operating Base, the Consuls of the United States, Great Britain, Spain, Honduras, Santo Domingo, Haiti and Columbia, and numerous government officials and civic leaders from Santiago, Guantanamo City and Caimanera. Other officers from the Base who attended were: Colonel J. R. Lanigan, USMC; Cdr.
L. P. Kimball, (SC), USN; Cdr.
L. M. Davis, Jr., (CEC), USN;
S Lt. Cdr. H. B. Miller, Jr., USN;
Lt. Cdr. W. A. Arthur, USN, and
Lieut. M. L. Perry, USN.
Gun Salute Starts Ceremonies
The ceremony started with an
appropriate gun salute, followed by the Cuban military band playing the National Anthems 'of the United States and Cuba. The Adjutant read the President's Decree and Colonel Driggs then placed the decoration on Commander Robertson. The battalion of bluejackets from the Coast Guard Cutter "Caribe" and the Submarine Chaser No. 108, then paraded around the drill field and were reviewed by
the visiting officials.
Upon completion of the honors
and ceremonies, the officials returned to headquarters where a delicious luncheon was served. In proposing his toast, Colonel Driggs declared: "Commander Robertson: It has been a great pleasure indeed for me, to have presented to you x in the name of our Commander-inChief, the President of Cuba, the Medal of Naval Merit, the highest


HOT WATER INSTALLED AT BAY HILL BARRACKS

The barracks at Bay Hill were constructed as a part of the emergency prewar expansion of the Base at Guantanamo Bay. Construction was completed and the barracks occupied in 1942.
Because of the restrictions on the use of critical materials and the year around warm climate, no provisions were made for a hot water supply. This same restriction applied to the barracks at the Marine Barracks and the Naval Air Station.
At the end of the war, material restrictions were lifted and the various commands submitted requests to their sponsoring activities for funds to provide hot water systems in the various barracks. As these projects were authorized, material was procured, and installation completed. The systems were installed in the Marine Barracks first, then the Naval Air Station barracks, and finally the system at the Naval Station barracks at Bay Hill will be completed on 1 October 1948. Hot water is now available in two of the barracks.
All hedtters are automatically controlled, kerosene fired burners contained in heater houses separated from the barracks buildings for fire protection. Distribution to showers and lavoratories is through insulated pipes from an insulated hot water storage tank, With thermostatic control to maintain constant temperature.

decoration the Cuban Navy can offer. This medal will serve as another link, to be added to the chain of merits in your career symbolizing the many bonds of uninterrupted friendship that has always existed between our two Nations in general, and the United States Navy and the Cuban Navy in particular. Commander Robertson, please accept this humble but very sincere demonstration of our estimation, and allow me to propose a toast for your welfare and for the continued progress and success of the United States Navy'and its very capable officers."


LEYTE AIR-SEA
TELEVISION IS SUCCESS
The giant aircraft carrier which you see anchored at the entrance of the Bay is the USS Leyte. Every available plane of the giant carrier was launched recently in a full-scale operation, 26 miles off the coast, of New York City.
The impressive operation was televised for the first time in naval history, so that set owners in the East were able to witness a simulated attack on the carrier as well as take-offs and landings on the carrier.
I The experiment was conducted by the Navy with the cooperation of the National Broadcasting Company. The Navy has been interested in television for possible strategic use for many years.
"Radar enabled us to find the enemy," said Rear Admiral Ralph E. Jennings, Commander of Carrier Division Four, whose flagship is the Leyte. "It is possible that some time in the future, television may enable us to see the enemy," the Admiral concluded.

SPECIAL NOTICE

In past years, some of the text books which have been furnished to pupils free of charge on custody, have been lost, unnecessarily damaged, or not returned at all. By rule of the School Board, each student receiving free text books on custody is required to put up a $2.00 deposit. When books are returned to the School without unnecessary damage, the full deposit will be returned. All pupils in grades 3 to 8 inclusive, are required to bring this $2.00 to their home room, teacher on Monday, 20 September. This rule does not apply to the Kindergarten through the second grade. Neither does it apply to grades from 9th through 12th as these students pay for their own books.
Two morons were out hunting when they saw some ducks overhead. One moron raised his gun, fired, and a duck fell to the ground. The other moron said: "Why did you waste the lead? The fall alone would have killed him."


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Editorial Office, NOB Library- Phone 672
Saturday, I8 September 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 THE INDIAN is published weekly from appropriated funds, on government equipment, and complies with the provisions of NAVEXOS P-3O, 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.

VU-10 NOTES

By Jimmy Gore, YNSN, USN
VU-10 was defeated in three baseball games last week by the scores of 12 to 3, 12 to 7, and 7 to 4. Numerous errors and weak batting were the main causes of these defeats, but you cannot judge the team by these defeats. With a little more practice they can become a power on the Base.
In the last game against the Palau, "Deacon" Eldridge struck out 12 of the opposing batters and in addition hit a home run in the last half of the sixth inning.
The Base Baseball League starts this coming Monday and it is hoped that VU-10 will be well represented with rooters. OniMdnday, VU-10 plays the Hospital at 2030. On Wednesday, the Naval Air Station at the same time, and Thursday the Naval Station at the same time.
Lt. (jg) Duff and Lt. (jg) Krone have received their orders to new duty stations in Estados Unitos. We hope you have enjoyed your tour of duty in VU-10 and wish you the best of luck at your new duty stations, Adios.
Kalinich, A. M., AE2, has received his orders to report to the U. S. Naval Academy Preparatory School at Bainbridge, Md.
VU-i0 is still" supreme in golf on the Base. Any activity that doesn't agree with this statement can contact Chief Foulk at 840 during working hours. All challenges accepted.
Freeman, R. E., ATC, Hetrick, F. W., AD2, Rudderforth, R. W., AN, have left for Jacksonville, Fla. for discharge.


SURPRISE

The other night at the Chapel Choir practice, Chaplain Bosserman was very agreeably surprised when Mr. Donald Stuck, Choir Director, called him to the rostrum and presented the Chaplain with two envelopes. In the first one was a poem, "Ring Dem Bells"', written by Mr. Stuck, which is printed below. The second envelope contained $125.00 from the choir to the Chapel Chime Fund. Such unusual and fine spirit as was exemplified here is what makes the world go 'round. It won't be long now!

RING DEM BELLS
Each Sunday when the plate is
passed,
We sit and merely stare
At what's donated for the chimes
Whose beauty we'll all share.
A chorister has no excuse
For sitting idly by,
We feel we'd like to share the cost
Like any other guy.
So someone passed around the hatAll choristers partook,
So what is here comes from our
hearts
And not our pocket book.
So ring dem bells, 0 Preacher ours,
And ring them loud and clear, To let all know that God is nighAnd that we're mindful here.
E. Donald Stuck

The welcome
sign was out
L this week to
S greet the newest arrivals in the Nursery: Debra Ann Guinn born 8
September to GMC and Mrs.
, 0Lester Guinn;
Jack Dillon
born 10 September to EMC and Mrs. Kenneth Dillon; Norma Jean Little born 11 September to BTC and Mrs. Thomas Little; Emily Anita Harrell born 12 September to .TMC and Mrs. James Harrell.
There will be a baseball game Sunday (tomorrow night) at 1930 between the Hospital and the USS Palau. Also, the regular season starts Monday night and three games will be played during the first week-against VU-10 Monday, Fleet Training Group Wednesday and Marines Thursday. A big turn out of rooters will be one of the deciding factors in the success of t46 team, so whether you are a baseball fan or not, get out there and give the boys a big hand.
The Officer's bowling team won their last match against the Marines 3-1. Let's hope that is the bo-inning of a winning streak that will put them on top of the league.


CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Sunday, 19 September 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)

WHY GO TO CHURCH
Theodore Roosevelt once listed nine reasons for going to church. They speak for themselves.
1. In this world, a churchless community, a community where men have abandoned and scoffed at or ignored their religious needs, is a community on the rapid down grade.
2. Church work and church attendance means the cultivation of the habit of feeling some responsibility for others.
3. There are enough holidays for most of us. Sundays differ from other holidays in the fact that there are fifty~two of them every year. Therefore on Sundays go to church.
4. Yes, I know them all-the excuses. I know that one canworship the Creator in the grove of trees, or by a running brook, or in a man's own house just as well as in a church. But I also know as a matter of cold fact the average man does not worship.
5. He may not hear a good sermon at church. He will hear a sermon by a good man who, with his good wife, is engaged all the week in making hard lives a little easier.
6. He will listen to and take part in reading some beautiful passages from the Bible. And if he is not familiar with the Bible, he has suffered a loss.
7. He will take part in singing some good hymns. ,8. He will meet and nod or speak to good, quiet neighbors. He will come away feeling a little more charitable toward all the world, even toward those excessively foolish young men who regard churchgoing as a soft performance.
9. I advocate a man's joining in church work for the sake of showing his faith by his works.
REMEMBER THE SABBATH
TO KEEP IT HOLY. Go to Church this Sunday.
Elmer E. Bosserman,
Chaplain, U. S. Navy


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As the USS
President Hayes pulled out of the
harbor last
Monday, the
Marine Barracks bid farewell to two of
its top ranking
non- commissioned officers:
Sergeant Major A. J. "Derby"
Ross, and First Sergeant William J. Scheffer. Two days earlier, First Sergeant C. E. Kinsey left via MATS for Stateside duty. The Post will miss these three "oldtimers".
However, to balance this loss, the Post welcomes two new "oldtimers", Sergeant Major T. Carcelli
and First Sergeant G. E. Avery.
Congratulations to Staff Sergeant E. J. Payne of Guard Company, whose promotion to that rank
was recently received.
*Things are popping on the -Rifle Range, as the Post swings into its second week of rifle requalificaO tion firing. During last week's
shooting, Corporal Billie J. Wilson tied the range record with a score of 318, moments later, on the next target, Corporal L. Sayner, Jr., squeezed off his final round to set a new record of 319. Then, up on the far end of the Firing Line, PFC W. H. DeLong rolled into position on the 500-yard line and pumped six bull'seyes and a pair of pimple fours into the 'distant target, to smash all local records with a potent 325. It will take some exceptionally fine shooting in the ensuing weeks to erase DeLong's name from the top of the Experts' Roster.
The Labor Day Little Olympiad
held at the Marine Barracks brought out some fine athletic
talent.
The touch football game, which 1 started off the day, ended in a 6-6
tie. This was an all Guard Company . show and both platoons showed plenty of fight, and an occasional
flash of pretty good football.
Next event on the agenda, the
softball game between the Officers and Staff Non-Commissioned Officers on one team, the Sgrgeants, Corporals and Privates on the other, likewise ended in a tie, 1-1.
This game was called on account of chow time at the end of the 5th inning; if it had gone the distance, anything might have happened.
At 1400, everyone gathered' at
the Post swimming pool for the big event of the day, the challenge swimming m e e t, Headqaurters Company vs. Guard Company. The outcome of the meet was never settled until the last event had been finished, as the lead changed hands after almost every event. However, the last event of the day, a waterpolo game, which gave ten points to the winner, went to Head-


ELECTRONICS NEWS
By "Irish"
We wish to welcome to our Shop a new technician, Al Erickson, ET3, who hails from Rochelle, Illinois. In spite of the fact that he was taken "abalone" fishing by himself last Saturday and vigorously met "Chief Hatuey" the following night, Eric seems to be enjoying himself here at Guantanamo. We hope this is the case, Eric.
Swirls of white flakes settled around the Shop last week-end, but t'weren't snow (snow fooling) merely Bob Walsh brushing the moth flakes out of his civilian clothes and putting them back into some more flakes. "People are funny aren't they?"
There is one member of the Shop that is a little more atixious than the rest for Jack Niebell, ET3 to get back off leave . . . for then this man can go home on "Thirty" to get married. It took a lot of courage for this man to make the decision but I finally mustered it.
Before very much longer we'll be enjoying the marvelous programs of station WGBY for very soon the new transmitter will be in place and sparking.
Note: Consider all reparations made for the unjust things that have been said about you in this column, Murray.
Who wouldn't like to be a hula dancer in Hawaii-when all they do is sit around and twiddle their tums ?
Lassie: "Why did you take up the piano."
Laddie: "My glass of beer kept slipping off the violin."

quarters Company, who took the meet 43-30.'
Following is a list of individual winners in the various events:
500 yard free style, Stg. G. W. Fallon, Guard Company.
50-yard back stroke, PFC H. S. Zych, Guard Company.
100-yard free style, PFC R. S. Sleboda, Guard Company.
Plunge for distance, 1st Lt. B. G. Cass, Headquarters Company.
Underwater swim, PFC C. E. Farmer, Headquarters Company.
50-yard breast stroke, Corp. Rodriguez, Headquarters Company.
200-yard relay, Corp. T. C. Burgess, PFC H. J. Corso, Sgt. G. W. Fallon, PFC R. S. Sleboda, all of Guard Company.
Water Polo, Corp. F. J. Semansky; PFC E. I. Ditzler, all of Headquarters Company.
The meet was organized and managed by Captain E. E. Sullivan and First Sergeant C. E. Kinsey, who did an excellent job in keeping the events moving along and provided a very enjoyable show for the many spectators who attended.


Q. 1. 1 September marked the anniversary of the famous event in recent history. What is it? Q. 2. Do you remember the outstanding World War II events that took place on these dates? 2 Septembdr 1945; 7 May 1945; 8 September 1943 ?
Q. 3. The Polish Communist party recently announced that one of the party's objectives was to squeeze out "rich peasants" owning 80 or more hectares of land. Is a hectare larger or smaller than an acre ?
A. 1. The Nazi invasion of Poland on I Septmber 1939, which launched World War II.
A. 2. On 2 September 1945, Japan surrendered; on 7 May 1945, Germ,any surrendered; on 8 September 1943, Italy surrendered. A. 3. A hectare is 2.471 acres.

ORDNANCE STUFF

By Alston Jones
Blood pressures which had zoomed a bit around the Ordnance Department in the past week (and it wasn't from the heat either) dropped to normal once more. Preparations and plans were underway for another "backbreaking" two weeks of ammunition handling, but schedules seemed to have got crossed somewhere and the expected didn't happen. One consolation stands out though, and that is, at the rate of speed with which the days are going by, cooler days are just around the corner (we hope) and they will at least be easy on the "sun tan".
Mrs. G. W. Wilson and her two children left aboard the President Hayes for Charleston, South Carolina, where her husband, G. W. Wilson, SN, USN, will join her. He will be transferred shortly and expects to be sent there for, duty. All hands join in extending their best wishes to Mrs. Wilson for a pleasant trip, and to her husband for as good or better tour of duty there.
MAA: "Boy, you're in early--Did your girl leave you?"
SA: "No we were sitting on the sofa having a nice talk and she turned out the light. I guess I can take a hint."
Famous last words: She, "I don't think I look thirty, do you dear?"
He: "No, darling, you haven't for years."


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RADIO GTMO. FLASHES
After a brief absence from the INDIAN, the Base Communicators reenter the picture. Had we been asked to meet the deadline last week, we would have had to call In "Joe Gremlin" to take over as editor. However, prolonged weeps and moans finally paid off, and some eagle-eye located some potential radiomen, telemen and quartermasters crusing along Ole Broadway in 'Deigo, "The Loop" in Chi, and climbing the Powhatan Oak to get a look at the Cheasapeakeor maybe some yeoman got their orders mixed-at any rate, we've finally received some men and we extend a hearty welcome to the following new sailors: Bartholomew, F. A., SA; Bradfifield, G. E., SNTE; Bruce, W. E., SA; Coffman, L. V., QMSN; Cooke, G. L., SN; Dickson, J. J., RMSA; Handley, H. J., SA; Henke, N. E., RMSA; McCoy, E. J., SNRM; McKinney, H. R., SA; Minor, V. R., RMSA; Roeh, R. J., RMSA; Schoeben, J. H., SA; Schreihofer, G. A., SA; Shute, R. H., SA; Smith, J. J., SA; Staub, L., SA; Walters, C. H., SA; Wheeler, D. F., SA; Willett, R., SN; Woodward, C. A., Jr., SA. 'Bring your own "Joe" cups, fellows and join the coffee crowd on the next round.
Last but not least, we are happy to welcome QMC and Mrs. A. J. Hayes aboard. Hayes is busy getting his feet on deck preparatory to taking over a regular assignment in the division, and we are informed Mrs. Hayes has joined the ranks of the school teachers here. A happy tour of duty to both of yOU.
Considerable work is underway in connection with relocation and consolidation of Base Communications, such as enlargement of the Transmitter Station, relocation of receiving equipment at Radio Range, and moving of Communication Center from NAS to NOB Administration Building. All hands are looking forward to the early completioni of these moves which, we feel sure, will result in more efficient Communication service to the Naval Operating Base and associated activities.
The. old adage "all work and no play, etc." can't be overworked. And at long last, the Second Division will get in a little extra play, in connection with the beach party 'and picnic to be held Sunday, 19 September. All hands will enjoy themselves, we are sure, and let's hope no one gets too much "sun"
� Do you remember, fellows, what happened to Rip Van Winkle?
Flashes from the Monitor's Log . . Rumor has it that it's open season on the game warden at Radio Range (don't shoot, men, it's the newly- appointed officer in charge)! QMC Squires has lost that


NAS SLIPSTREAM
Ever hear of the ole grind? There's plenty of it this side with Fleet Exams only 2 weeks off. The rush is on (we hope) to get entries of completion of training courses and practical factors in service records before the deadline, Sept. 30. No entries-no exams.
A little of insurance-If you took National Service Life Insurance out in Oct. 1940, you can't afford to wait to renew it "manana". Not even in Cuba. More details are covered in plan-of-day.
Shipping over? You can, for 3, 4, or 6 year terms. Two year reenlistments are out.
On the lighter side: Transportation troubles? Why not buy a boat? Well, what do you know-he didand he's. in transportation too. Pleasant crusing "Benny" and hope we get an invite to the christening of - ahem - you did say "Mary" didn't yofl?
Two inseparables: Clarke, AN, and canine "Brownie."
Daily pilgrimages: Peterson, MMC, to Personnel looking for his relief. Put out that fire, Pete, you ain't going anywhere.
Leaving "any day now": Houle,
ALC. You'll have to forgive him for such wishful thinking; he's only been on the shore duty waiting list for 1,4 months now.
Picnics: Administration gang at the Race Track this Saturday.
Thank You, Dept.: For those plush chairs at the movies. Everyone is happy now except the balconyites.
Back to the civilians: Jeffries RD3, Lecco, AD2 (how the softball team will miss this guy).. Good luck, fellas.
Coming attractions: Installation of lights on NAS softball diamond. Opening of the Bowling Alleysfive alleys! Count 'em-we said five. Open those doors, Richard, soon.
Fleet Activities: Skippers of various aircraft carriers in this area have requested our Commanding Officer, Captain W. 0. Gallery, USN to extend congratulations to "all hands" for the efficient services rendered and the genuine hospitality shown them. It gives us a deep feeling of satisfaction to know that we can and are playing an important part in the efficient operation of our Carrier Based Air Force. Keep up the good work.

worried look -his "Missus" arrived safely. Welcome to Gtmo. Mrs. Squires. Did you ever notice the wild look in the eyes of technical-trained people when new schools are announced? They all grab for typewriters to write up their requests - and age is no barrier, either - our own CHRELE is an authority, fellows, on such schools.


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NAVAL STATION LYCEUM
Sun. 19 Sept to Sat. 25 Sept.
Sunday
WINTER MEETING
Bette Davis Jim Davis
Monday
THE CHALLENGE
Tom Conway June Vincent
Tuesday
AN IDEAL HUSBAND
Paulette Goddard Michael Wilding
Wednesday
DEVIL SHIP
Richard Lane Louise Campbell
Thursday
SLEEP MY LOVE
Claudette Colbert Don Ameche
Friday
GUN TALK
Johnny M. Brown Ray. Hatton
Saturday
OLD LOS ANGELES
William Elliot Catherine McLeod

BU ORD INSPECTOR
HERE AT GUANTANAMO

By Alston Jones
Mr. J. J. Cannon, from the Management and Control Section of the Bureau of Ordnanice, arrived on the Base on Saturday, 11 September 1948. His mission here was to conduct a study of the funds, workload and personnel of the Ordnance Department. ,
Mr. Cannon is on a tour of severe. al stations, and his opinion of this station can be best expressed in his own words. "The Ordnance Department on a whole is to be commended on the efficient and excellent stowage program now underway. I travelled over several miles of roads in the magazine area and visited more than 75 per cent of the magazines. I think that the excellent condition of both the magazines and the areas surrounding, are indicative of the efforts put out to keep them so.
There is a marked difference in the new system of' stowage and the old system, which can be readily seen, because under the new system, 45 per cent mnore material can be stowed in any magazine. When the stock level shall have been reached at this activity, there will be little or no difficulty in maintaining 'the stock recording system in "tip top" shape. I like it down here and would really like to be stationed here, I must extend my gratitude to everybody foi -their hospitality and cooperation. I look forward-to returning here soon, with hopes of spending a little more time thanI have this time. Congratulations."


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____la/ Vol. III, No. 33 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 18 September 1948 COMMANDING OFFICER U. S. NAVAL STATION HONORED BY CUBANS Last Wednesday, at Santiago de Cuba, Commander E. L. Robertson, Jr., USN, was awarded the Second Class Order of Naval Merit by the Cuban Government. The presentation was made in the name of His Excellency Ramon Grau San Martin, President of Cuba, by Colonel Guillermo Driggs Guerra, Chief of the Oriente Naval District. The impressive ceremony was conducted on the parade grounds of the Naval District headquarters at Punta Blanca overlooking Santiago Bay. It was highlighted by the presence of Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN, Commander, U. S. Naval Operating Base, the Consuls of the United States, Great Britain, Spain, Honduras, Santo Domingo, Haiti and Columbia, and numerous government officials and civic leaders from Santiago, Guantanamo City and Caimanera. Other officers from the Base who attended were: Colonel J. R. Lanigan, USMC; Cdr. L. P. Kimball, (SC), USN; Cdr. L. M. Davis, Jr., (CEC), USN; Lt. Cdr. H. B. Miller, Jr., USN; Lt. Cdr. W. A. Arthur, USN, and Lieut. M. L. Perry, USN. Gun Salute Starts Ceremonies The ceremony started with an appropriate gun salute, followed by the Cuban military band playing the National Anthems of the United States and Cuba. The Adjutant read the President's Decree and Colonel Driggs then placed the decoration on Commander Robertson. The battalion of bluejackets from the Coast Guard Cutter "Caribe" and the Submarine Chaser No. 108, then paraded around the drill field and were reviewed by the visiting officials. Upon completion of the honors and ceremonies, the officials returned to headquarters where a delicious luncheon was served. In proposing his toast, Colonel Driggs declared: "Commander Robertson: It has been a great pleasure indeed for me, to have presented to you in the name of our Commander-inChief, the President of Cuba, the Medal of Naval Merit, the highest HOT WATER INSTALLED AT BAY HILL BARRACKS The barracks at Bay Hill were constructed as a part of the emergency prewar expansion of the Base at Guantanamo Bay. Construction was completed and the barracks occupied in 1942. Because of the restrictions on the use of critical materials and the year around warm climate, no provisions were made for a hot water supply. This same restriction applied to the barracks at the Marine Barracks and the Naval Air Station. At the end of the war, material restrictions were lifted and the various commands submitted requests to their sponsoring activities for funds to provide hot water systems in the various barracks. As these projects were authorized, material was procured, and installation completed. The systems were installed in the Marine Barracks first, then the Naval Air Station barracks, and finally the system at the Naval Station barracks at Bay Hill will be completed on 1 October 1948. Hot water is now available in two of the barracks. All heaters are automatically controlled, kerosene fired burners contained in heater houses separated from the barracks buildings for fire protection. Distribution to showers and lavoratories is through insulated pipes from an insulated hot water storage tank, with thermostatic control to maintain constant temperature. decoration the Cuban Navy can offer. This medal will serve as another link, to be added to the chain of merits in your career symbolizing the many bonds of uninterrupted friendship that has always existed between our two Nations in general, and the United States Navy and the Cuban Navy in particular. Commander Robertson, please accept this humble but very sincere demonstration of our estimation, and allow me to propose a toast for your welfare and for the continued progress and success of the United States Navy'and its very capable officers." LEYTE AIR-SEA TELEVISION IS SUCCESS The giant aircraft carrier which you see anchored at the entrance of the Bay is the USS Leyte. Every available plane of the giant carrier was launched recently in a full-scale operation, 26 miles off the coast of New York City. The impressive operation was televised for the first time in naval history, so that set owners in the East were able to witness a simulated attack on the carrier as well as take-offs and landings on the carrier. The experiment was conducted by the Navy with the cooperation of the National Broadcasting Company. The Navy has been interested in television for possible strategic use for many years. "Radar enabled us to find the enemy," said Rear Admiral Ralph E. Jennings, Commander of Carrier Division Four, whose flagship is the Leyte. "It is possible that some time in the future, television may enable us to see the enemy," the Admiral concluded. SPECIAL NOTICE In past years, some of the text books which have been furnished to pupils free of charge on custody, have been lost, unnecessarily damaged, or not returned at all. By rule of the School Board, each student receiving free text books on custody is required to put up a $2.00 deposit. When books are returned to the School without unnecessary damage, the full deposit will be returned. All pupils in grades 3 to 8 inclusive, are required to bring this $2.00 to their home room teacher on Monday, 20 September. This rule does not apply to the Kindergarten through the second grade. Neither does it apply to grades from 9th through 12th as these students pay for their own books. Two morons were out hunting when they saw some ducks overhead. One moron raised his gun, fired, and a duck fell to the ground. The other moron said: "Why did you waste the lead? The fall alone would have killed him."

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PaMe Two THE INDIAN Editorial Office, NOB Library -Phone 672 Saturday, 18 September 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 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. VU-10 NOTES By Jimmy Gore, YNSN, USN VU-10 was defeated in three baseball games last week by the scores of 12 to 3, 12 to 7, and 7 to 4. Numerous errors and weak batting were the main causes of these defeats, but you cannot judge the team by these defeats. With a little more practice they can become a power on the Base. In the last game against the Palau, "Deacon" Eldridge struck out 12 of the opposing batters and in addition hit a home run in the last half of the sixth inning. The Base Baseball League starts this coming Monday and it is hoped that VU-10 will be well represented with rooters. On Mdnday, VU-10 plays the Hospital at 2030. On Wednesday, the Naval Air Station at the same time, and Thursday the Naval Station at the same time. Lt. (jg) Duff and Lt. (jg) Krone have received their orders to new duty stations in Estados Unitos. We hope you have enjoyed your tour of duty in VU-10 and wish you the best of luck at your new duty stations, Adios. Kalinich, A. M., AE2, has received his orders to report to the U. S. Naval Academy Preparatory School at Bainbridge, Md. VU-10 is still supreme in golf on the Base. Any activity that doesn't agree with this statement can contact Chief Foulk at 840 during working hours. All challenges accepted. Freeman, R. E., ATC, Hetrick, F. W., AD2, Rudderforth, R. W., AN, have left for Jacksonville, Fla. for discharge. SURPRISE The other night at the Chapel Choir practice, Chaplain Bosserman was very agreeably surprised when Mr. Donald Stuck, Choir Director, called him to the rostrum and presented the Chaplain with two envelopes. In the first one was a poem, "Ring Dem Bells"', written by Mr. Stuck, which is printed below. The second envelope contained $125.00 from the choir to the Chapel Chime Fund. Such unusual and fine spirit as was exemplified here is what makes the world go 'round. It won't be long now! RING DEM BELLS Each Sunday when the plate is passed, We sit and merely stare At what's donated for the chimes Whose beauty we'll all share. A chorister has no excuse For sitting idly by, We feel we'd like to share the cost Like any other guy. So someone passed around the hatAll choristers partook, So what is here comes from our hearts And not our pocket book. So ring dem bells, 0 Preacher ours, And ring them loud and clear, To let all know that God is nighAnd that we're mindful here. E. Donald Stuck The welcome sign was out this week to greet the newest arrivals in the Nursery: Debra Ann Guinn born 8 September to GMC and Mrs. NOTES Lester Guinn; Jack Dillon born 10 September to EMC and Mrs. Kenneth Dillon; Norma Jean Little born 11 September to BTC and Mrs. Thomas Little; Emily Anita Harrell born 12 September to TMC and Mrs. James Harrell. There will be a baseball game Sunday (tomorrow night) at 1930 between the Hospital and the USS Palau. Also, the regular season starts Monday night and three games will be played during the first week-against VU-10 Monday, Fleet Training Group Wednesday and Marines Thursday. A big turn out of rooters will be one of the deciding factors in the success of t4e team, so whether you are a baseball fan or not, get out there and give the boys a big hand. The Officer's bowling team won their last match against the Marines 3-1. Let's hope that is the beginning of a winning streak that will put them on top of the league. CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Sunday, 19 September 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 1880 Chaplains at this Activity LtCdr. E. E. Bosserman, USN (Protestant) LtCdr. Carl A. Herold, USN (Catholic) WHY GO TO CHURCH Theodore Roosevelt once listed nine reasons for going to church. They speak for themselves. 1. In this world, a churchless community, a community where men have abandoned and scoffed at or ignored their religious needs, is a community on the rapid down grade. 2. Church work and church attendance means the cultivation of the habit of feeling some responsibility for others. 3. There are enough holidays for most of us. Sundays differ from other holidays in the fact that there are fifty-two of them every year. Therefore on Sundays go to church. 4. Yes, I know them all-the excuses. I know that one can worship the Creator in the grove of trees, or by a running brook, or in a man's own house just as well as in a church. But I also know as a matter of cold fact the average man does not worship. 5. He may not hear a good sermon at church. He will hear a sermon by a good man who, with his good wife, is engaged all the week in making hard lives a little easier. 6. He will listen to and take part in reading some beautiful passages from the Bible. And if he is not familiar with the Bible, he has suffered a loss. 7. He will take part in .inging some good hymns. 8. He will meet and nod or speak to good, quiet neighbors. He will come away feeling a little more charitable toward all the world, even toward those excessively foolish young men who regard churchgoing as a soft performance. 9. I advocate a man's joining in church work for the sake of showing his faith by his works. REMEMBER THE SABBATH TO KEEP IT HOLY. Go to Church this Sunday. Elmer E. Bosserman, Chaplain, U. S. Navy 6 Paze Two THE INDIAN

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THE INDIN age As the USS President Hayes pulled out of the harbor last Monday, the -Marine Barracks bid farewell to two of its top ranking non -commissioned officers: Sergeant Major A. J. "Derby" Ross, and First Sergeant William J. Scheffer. Two days earlier, First Sergeant C. E. Kinsey left via MATS for Stateside duty. The Post will miss these three "oldtimers". However, to balance this loss, the Post welcomes two new "oldtimer's", Sergeant Major T. Carcelli and First Sergeant G. E. Avery. Congratulations to Staff Sergeant E. J. Payne of Guard Company, whose promotion to that rank was recently received. Things are popping on the Rifle Range, as the Post swings into its second week of rifle requalification firing. During last week's shooting, Corporal Billie J. Wilson tied the range record with a score of 318, moments later, on the next target, Corporal L. Sayner, Jr., squeezed off his final round to set a new record of 319. Then, up on the far end of the Firing Line, PFC W. H. DeLong rolled into position on the 500-yard line and pumped six bull'seyes and a pair of pimple fours into the distant target, to smash all local records with a potent 325. It will take some exceptionally fine shooting in the ensuing weeks to erase DeLong's name from the top of the Experts' Roster. The Labor Day Little Olympiad held at the Marine Barracks brought out some fine athletic talent. The touch football game, which started off the day, ended in a 6-6 tie. This was an all Guard Company 9 show and both platoons showed plenty of fight, and an occasional flash of pretty good football. Next event on the agenda, the softball game between the Officers and Staff Non-Commissioned Officers on one team, the Sergeants, Corporals and Privates on the other, likewise ended in a tie, 1-1. This game was called on account of chow time at the end of the 5th inning; if it had gone the distance, anything might have happened. At 1400, everyone gathered at the Post swimming pool for the big event of the day, the challenge swimming m e e t, Headqaurters Company vs. Guard Company. The outcome of the meet was never settled until the last event had been finished, as the lead changed hands after almost every event. However, the last event of the day, a waterpolo game, which gave ten points to the winner, went to HeadELECTRONICS NEWS By "Irish" We wish to welcome to our Shop a new technician, Al Erickson, ET3, who hails from Rochelle, Illinois. In spite of the fact that he was taken "abalone" fishing by himself last Saturday and vigorously met "Chief Hatuey" the following night, Eric seems to be enjoying himself here at Guantanamo. We hope this is the case, Eric. Swirls of white flakes settled around the Shop last week-end, but t'weren't snow (snow fooling) merely Bob Walsh brushing the moth flakes out of his civilian clothes and putting them back into some more flakes. "People are funny aren't they?" There is one member of the Shop that is a little more anxious than the rest for Jack Niebell, ET3 to get back off leave ...for then this man can go home on "Thirty" to get married. It took a lot of courage for this man to make the decision but I finally mustered it. Before very much longer we'll be enjoying the marvelous programs of station WGBY for very soon the new transmitter will be in place and sparking. Note: Consider all reparations made for the unjust things that have been said about you in this column, Murray. Who wouldn't like to be a hula dancer in Hawaii-when all they do is sit around and twiddle their tums ? Lassie: "Why did you take up the piano." Laddie: "My glass of beer kept slipping off the violin." quarters Company, who took the meet 43-30. Following is a list of individual winners in the various events: 500 yard free style, Stg. G. W. Fallon, Guard Company. 50-yard back stroke, PFC H. S. Zych, Guard Company. 100-yard free style, PFC R. S. Sleboda, Guard Company. Plunge for distance, 1st Lt. B. G. Cass, Headquarters Company. Underwater swim, PFC C. E. Farmer, Headquarters Company. 50-yard breast stroke, Corp. Rodriguez, Headquarters Company. 200-yard relay, Corp. T. C. Burgess, PFC H. J. Corso, Sgt. G. W. Fallon, PFC R. S. Sleboda, all of Guard Company. Water Polo, Corp. F. J. Semansky; PFC E. I. Ditzler, all of Headquarters Company. The meet was organized and managed by Captain E. E. Sullivan and First Sergeant C. E. Kinsey, who did an excellent job in keeping the events moving along and provided a very enjoyable show for the many spectators who attended. Q. 1. 1 September marked the anniversary of the famous event in recent history. What is it? Q. 2. Do you remember the outstanding World War II events that took place on these dates? 2 Septembr 1945; 7 May 1945; 8 September 1943? Q. 3. The Polish Communist party recently announced that one of the party's objectives was to squeeze out "rich peasants" owning 80 or more hectares of land. Is a hectare larger or smaller than an acre ? A. 1. The Nazi invasion of Poland on 1 Septmber 1939, which launched World War II. A. 2. On 2 September 1945, Japan surrendered; on 7 May 1945, Germany surrendered; on 8 September 1943, Italy surrendered. A. 3. A hectare is 2.471 acres. ORDNANCE STUFF By Alston Jones Blood pressures which had zoomed a bit around the Ordnance Department in the past week (and it wasn't from the heat either) dropped to normal once more. Preparations and plans were underway for another "backbreaking" two weeks of ammunition handling, but schedules seemed to have got crossed somewhere and the expected didn't happen. One consolation stands out though, and that is, at the rate of speed with which the days are going by, cooler days are just around. the corner (we hope) and they will at least be easy on the "sun tan". Mrs. G. W. Wilson and her two children left aboard the President Hayes for Charleston, South Carolina, where her husband, G. W. Wilson, SN, USN, will join her. He will be transferred shortly and expects to be sent there for duty. All hands join in extending their best wishes to Mrs. Wilson for a pleasant trip, and to her husband for as good or better tour of duty there. MAA: "Boy, you're in early-Did your girl leave you?" SA: "No we were sitting on the sofa having a nice talk and she turned out the light. I guess I can take a hint." Famous last words: She: "I don't think I look thirty, do you dear ?" He: "No, darling, you haven't for years." THE INDIAN P Thre

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Page Four THE INDIAN Otmo. Bay-16 Sep 48-2500 RADIO GTMO. FLASHES After a brief absence from the INDIAN, the Base Communicators reenter the picture. Had we been asked to meet the deadline last week, we would have had to call An "Joe Gremlin" to take over as editor. However, prolonged weeps and moans, finally paid off, and some eagle-eye located some potential radiomen, telemen and quartermasters crusing along Ole Broadway in 'Deigo, "The Loop" in Chi, and climbing the Powhatan Oak to get a look at the Cheasapeakeor maybe some yeoman got their orders mixed-at any rate, we've finally received some men and we extend a hearty welcome to the following new sailors: Bartholomew, F. A., SA; Bradfifield, G. E., SNTE; Bruce, W. E., SA; Coffman, L. V., QMSN; Cooke, G. L., SN; Dickson, J. J., RMSA; Handley, H. J., SA; Henke, N. E., RMSA; McCoy, E. J., SNRM; McKinney, H. R., SA; Minor, V. R., RMSA; Roeh, R. J., RMSA; Schoeben, J. H., SA; Schreihofer, G. A., SA; Shute, R. H., SA; Smith, J. J., SA; Staub, L., SA; Walters, C. H., SA; Wheeler, D. F., SA; Willett, R., SN; Woodward, C. A., Jr., SA. Bring your own "Joe" cups, fellows and join the coffee crowd on the next round. Last but not least, we are happy to welcome QMC and Mrs. A. J. Hayes aboard. Hayes is busy getting his feet on deck preparatory to taking over a regular assignment in the division, and we are informed Mrs. Hayes has joined the ranks of the school teachers here. A happy tour of duty to both of you. Considerable work is underway in connection with relocation and consolidation of Base Communications, such as enlargement of the Transmitter Station, relocation of receiving equipment at Radio Range, and moving of Communication Center from NAS to NOB Administration Building. All hands are looking forward to the early completion of these moves which, we feel sure, will result in more efficient Communication service to the Naval Operating Base and associated activities. The. old adage "all work and no play, etc." can't be overworked. And at long last, the Second Division will get in a little extra play, in connection with the beach party and picnic to be held Sunday, 19 September. All hands will enjoy themselves, we are sure, and let's hope no one gets too much "sun" Do you remember, fellows, what happened to Rip Van Winkle? Flashes from the Monitor's Log .Rumor has it that it's open season on the game warden at Radio Range (don't shoot, men, it's the newly -appointed officer in charge)! QMC Squires has lost that NAS SLIPSTREAM Ever hear of the ole grind? There's plenty of it this side with Fleet Exams only 2 weeks off. The rush is on (we hope) to get entries of completion of training courses and practical factors in service records before the deadline, Sept. 30. No entries-no exams. A little of insurance-If you took National Service Life Insurance out in Oct. 1940, you can't afford to wait to renew it "manana". Not even in Cuba. More details are covered in plan-of-day. Shipping over? You can, for 3, 4, or 6 year terms. Two year reenlistments are out. On the lighter side: Transportation troubles? Why not buy a boat? Well, what do you know-he didand he's in transportation too. Pleasant crusing "Benny" and hope we get an invite to the christening of -ahem -you did say "Mary" didn't yofi ? Two inseparables: Clarke, AN, and canine "Brownie." Daily pilgrimages: Peterson, MMC, to Personnel looking for his relief. Put out that fire, Pete, you ain't going anywhere. Leaving "any day now": Houle, ALC. You'll have to forgive him for such wishful thinking; he's only been on the shore duty waiting list for 1,4 months now. Picnics: Administration gang at the Race Track this Saturday. Thank You, Dept.: For those plush chairs at the movies. Everyone is happy now except the balconyites. Back to the civilians: Jeffries RD3, Lecco, AD2 (how the softball team will miss this guy). Good luck, fellas. Coming attractions: Installation of lights on NAS softball diamond. Opening of the Bowling Alleys five alleys! Count 'em-we said five. Open those doors, Richard, soon. Fleet Activities: Skippers of various aircraft carriers in this area have requested our Commanding Officer, Captain W. 0. Gallery, USN to extend congratulations to "all hands" for the efficient services rendered and the genuine hospitality shown them. It gives us a deep feeling of satisfaction to know that we can and are playing an important part in the efficient operation of our Carrier Based Air Force. Keep up the good work. worried look -his "Missus" arrived safely. Welcome to Gtmo. Mrs. Squires. Did you ever notice the wild look in the eyes of technical-trained people when new schools are announced? They all grab for typewriters to write up their requests -and age is no barrier, either -our own CHRELE is an authority, fellows, on such schools. NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sun. 19 Sept. to Sat. 25 Sept. Sunday WINTER MEETING Bette Davis Jim Davis Monday THE CHALLENGE Tom Conway June Vincent Tuesday AN IDEAL HUSBAND Paulette Goddard Michael Wilding Wednesday DEVIL SHIP Richard Lane Louise Campbell Thursday SLEEP MY LOVE Claudette Colbert Don Ameche Friday GUN TALK Johnny M. Brown Ray. Hatton Saturday OLD LOS ANGELES William Elliot Catherine McLeod BU ORD INSPECTOR HERE AT GUANTANAMO By Alston Jones Mr. J. J. Cannon, from the Management and Control Section of the Bureau of Ordnance, arrived on the Base on Saturday, 11 September 1948. His mission here was to conduct a study of the funds, workload and personnel of the Ordnance Department. Mr. Cannon is on a tour of several stations, and his opinion of this station can be best expressed in his own words. "The Ordnance Department on a whole is to be commended on the efficient and excellent stowage program now underway. I travelled over several miles of roads in the magazine area and visited more than 75 per cent of the magazines. I think that the excellent condition of both the magazines and the areas surrounding, are indicative of the efforts put out to keep them so. There is a marked difference in the new system of stowage and the old system, which can be readily seen, because under the new system, 45 per cent more material can be stowed in any magazine. When the stock level shall have been reached at this activity, there will be little or no difficulty in maintaining the stock recording system in "tip top" shape. I like it down here and would really like to be stationed here, I must extend my gratitude to everybody foi their hospitality and cooperation. I look forward to returning here soon, with hopes of spending a little more time than I have this time. Congratulations." A16v2L9 Page Four THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-16 Sep 48-2500


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