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Vol. III, No. 36 U. S. NavalOperating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 16 October 1948


H. S. V. GIVE PICNIC FOR
HOSPITAL PATIENTS

The ladies of the Hospital Service Volunteers gave a picnic for the patients last Tuesday. The picnic was held on the old Race Track grounds. Softball was'played and horseshoes were pitched. Lionel, the singing guitar player from Caimanera, was brought over for the
occasion.
The boys enjoyed a meal of turkey, salad, rolls, pies and cakes.
There were plenty of cold soft drinks on hand for all. The Hospital Commissary Department furnished rolls and cakes, and also baked and stuffed the delicious tuWrkeys. Other fpod was donated by the ladies of the H.S.V. The success of the affair was due to the capable chairmanship of Mrs. L. M. Davis, assisted by Mrs. W. Gallery, Mrs.
J. Hill, Mrs. Powers, Mrs. Snyder, and Mrs. Fowler. Chaplain Bosserman aid Wave Lieutenant Brannon also were on hand to give their help in entertaining the patients. Volunteering his services on his day off, was Bloomfield, Officer's Club cook.
The Hospital Service Volunteers . was organized under the direction
of Chaplain Bosserman and is doing a grand job of boosting the morale of hospital patients. They furnish games and entertainment for the Wards. Bingo is played in the Wards each Wednesday with prizes going to the winners. Outings, such as the one on Tuesday, relieve the monotony of confinement for patients in the final stages of treatment.
Birthdays -are remembered and
small gifts and cards are given to each birthday patient. The H.S.V.
supply magazines and stationery needs to the Wards. As a morale builder for the patients, the work ef this group is invaluable. It gives the men a real feeling of being a part of the community and helps them to realize that they are not 'isolated" at the Hospital. Many men stay here, sometimes, for nearly two months. To them, in particular, this Base seems very
alien. Volunteers alleviate much of
this feeling by their interest in the
personal welfare of the patients.
There is much to accomplish in


RECREATIONAL TRIPS TO
KINGSTON, JAMAICA

On Friday, the 22 October 1948, the USS Utina will depart Guantanamo at 0600 for Kingston, Jamaica. This trip is for Naval personnel and their dependents but the primary purpose of this trip is for liberty and recreation for the personnel attached to the vessel.
Sixty passengers only will be carried on the Utina. Requests are to be submitted through the Commanding Officers and thence to the Port Director prior to 1600, 18 October. The quotas for the different commands are as follows: Naval Station, 25; Naval Air Station, 9; Marine Barracks, 7; VU-10, 7; Naval Hospital, 5; Fleet Tiaining Group, 4; Naval Supply Depot, 3; and the Dental Clinic, 0.
Coffee will be provided by the Utina and passengers are asked to bring sufficient food and further cautioned to make arrangements in Kingston to obtain food for the return trip.
The Utina will depart Guantanamo sharply at 0600, 22 October and arrive in Kingston about 1800 the same day as passengers are not allowed on board overnight.
The Utina'will depart Kingston on Monday at 0600, the 25 of October and passengers are to be on board promptly at 0600.
It is anticipated that more of these trips will be made in the future not only to Kingston but to other surrounding islands.
For further information you are referred to the Commanding Officer's (Naval Station) Memorandum dated 12 October 1948.

this work and more ladies are urged to take an active interest by lending their efforts in making this a permanent, integral part of this community. All service and civilian wives are invited to join. Those interested in giving one, two, or three hours per month, please call Mrs. Davis on 327.
The Medical Officer in Command and the entire staff of the hospital offer their thanks to this grand group of 'ladies and wish sincerely for the continued success of the Hospital Service Volunteers.


CO NAVSTA COMMENDS SKIPPER OF YTB 524

Commander E. L. Robertson, Jr., Commanding Officer of the Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, held a Commendatory Mast in his office on 11 October 1948. Don C. Smith, BMC, Petty Officer-inCharge of the YTB 524 was commended for meritorious service and rendering valuable cooperation and assistance to the USS UTINA (AFT 163) while assisting her in salvage operations of the SS Greenhaven Trails. The Commendation is quoted:
"As Petty Officer-in-Charge of the YTB 524, on 28 August 1948, he at all times handled his ship in a seamanlike manner and rendered valuable cooperation and assistance to the USS Utina (ATF 163) while assisting that vessel in salvage operations on ihe SS Greenhaven Trails at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, thereby greatly expediting the refloating of the said vessel."

PENTAGON BUILDING HOUSES TOP OFFICIALS

(SEA)-The fabulous Washington, D. C., Pentagon, world's largest structure devoted to business offices, is now the home of all the U. S. top level armed forces' officials.
The move of* Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, USN, to the Pentagon, completed the concentration under one roof of the top echelons of the National Military Establishment-Army, Navy and Air Force.
Suggesting by its design a massive fortress, the $64,000,000 building covers 34 acres and consists of five "rings" of buildings connected by 10 corridors aggregating 17 miles of length. A five-acre pentagonal court is in the center. Office facilities can accommodate upwards to 30,000 workers at one time.
The floor area is more than 6,000,000 square feet, which is three times that of the Empire State building and 50 per cent greater than Chicago's hugh Merchandise Mart.







Paae Two THE INDIAN


Editorial Office; NOB Library - PhonAe 672
Saturday, 16 October 1948':z:
U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASH
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Rear-Admiral, W.', .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 -'orces Press Service Material, which may -not be reprinted without permission of AEPS.. All Photographs used by, THE INDIAN ' are official U. S. Navy pictures credited to the NAS Photo Lab. unless indicated otherwise.

EDITORIAL
The biggest gripe .,about -the Indian is the fact that it doesn't give very much news cohcerning the Base and its personnel.. Well, what do you expect? You fellows that are doing all the griping should do .a little less mouth work and more action in getting. the news into the editor. What's wrong with the divisions in the Commands?'
The divisions show the least participation in the paper. Doesn't anyone know what's going on in. his division? If you want to be proud of anything you must be _aft of it. So let's have a little less griping and more action.
This call is for anyone and everyone who has had, a little experience in Writing or Who has had any participation in putting out. a. paper.
For a better Indian in the future lets have more enthusiasts and fewer belittlers.

RECIPE FOR LONGEVITY

The horse and mule live 20 years Aiid nothing know of wine or beers; The goat and sheep at 20 die And never taste of Scotch or rye; The cow drinks water by the ton And at 18 is almost done; The dog at 15 cashes in Without -the aid of rum and gin; The cat in milk and water soaks And then at 12 short years it'
croaks;
The modest, sober, bone-dry. hen. Lays eggs of nogs, then dies at ten; All animals' are strictly dry They sinless live and swiftly die;. But sinful, ginful, rum-soaked men Survive for three score years and
ten,
And some of us, the mighty few Stay pickled 'til we're 'ninety-two.


FOR MEN ONLY

Mankind has come a long way since :Almighty. God gave us our first parents. All the way along that progressive 'path from the early ages, customs have changed and the standard of living has been raised to higher levels. Throughout the many changes which the human
_race has gone through there. has been a need for one great factor to remain, and that is Man's Respect for Womanhodd. Among the educated races on this earth, we find that women have been given due respect and 'figuratively speakplaced on a pedestal This is only right and natural because woman hood is the builder and molder of our lives. Therefoie, all things which we hold dear and place highest in -our affections, ultimately revert back to our concept of women.
Our country is symbolized by a woman carrying a lighted torch, the Statute of Liberty. 'Oui country is referred to as the Mother Country. When a man learns to love his ship he refers to it by the feminine pronoun.
Now, to get down to the point of this article: In the past five or six years, wartime conditions have forced a change in customs which have tended to weaken if not shatter man's concept of womanhood which had previously caused him to place her on a pedestal. The change in attitude can be seen daily, men retain seats on buses while women -tand, doors are not held open, men precede women into buildings, crude talk becomes commonplace, and so we could go on in many other instances. We are losing something very desirable and valuable in this let down. Changes. in customs do not change the standards for which we are fighting. After the last war, bobbed hair was said to be a thing of.the devil, but it wasn't. Slacks, cigarette smoking, etc., have actually not put women on the same plane with men. By your attitude we are forcing womanhood on the offensive and that'in turn can effect the very structure of our moral 'life.
Let us remember this men women deserve our respect and admiration more-in this age than ever before. The weight they have pulled in the past war is incalcueble. It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to be a gentleman and to remember our manners even when working side by side with a member of the opposite sex. The age of chivalry isn't dead, but it certainly isn't in good health. It is up to us to rebuild the pedestal which our forefathers kept firm and in so doing keep our womanhood the talk of the world.
E. E. Bosserman
Protestant Cha plain


S CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAYSunday, 17 October 1948 Catholic Masses . 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1745-NavaIBase Chapel Daily Mass
0745-Naval Base Chapel,Confessions before all Masses
Protestant, Services 0930-Sunday School at Schoolhouse 1100-Xaval Base Chapel 1900-Newtown Recreation Hall. Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday'
at 1980
Chaplains at this Activity
LtCdr. E. E. Bosserman, TJSN
(Protestant)
LtCdr. Carl A. Herold, USN
(Catholic)


By Lt. (g) W. L. Foster
Lcdr. L. F. Washburne, Jr., SC, USN, the- new executive officer of the Naval Supply Depot,. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has recently reported on board. Lcdr. Washburne's previous duty and station was Control Superintendent of the Supply Department at, New York Naval' Shipyard, where he was popular and well liked. Lcdr. Washbuitie is, a graduate of the Wharton School! of Business 'Administration (University of Pennsylvania). He first reported to the Naval Shipyard, New York, in 1941 as an Ensign and was assigned to duty at the Supply Department Annex. He later served as Assistant to the Supply Officer. During the period from 1942 to 1944, Lcdr. Wash-' burne was Supply Officer of a Seabee Detachment in the Pacific. He was Staff Supply Officer of Transport Squadron 24 during 1945. In 1946, he was re-assigned to duty at the Naval Shipyard, New York, as Incoming Stores Officer and in. 1947 was appointed Control: Superintendent. Since Lcdr. Washburne's arrival at this station, he has continued to be popular and well liked, which without a doubt, will follow through his Naval career. His hobbies include skiing; sailing and building boat models. However, since -coming to Guantanamo Bay, one might add the following hobbies: fishing and softball. Also, somewhat of a navigator when' it comes to plotting hurricanes and rerouting them, which he performed when a certain dependent's plane was recently due. Welcome aboard Commander!
He: "I'm a self-made man."
She: "Well, it's nice of you to take the blame."


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- THE INDIAN PaQ" Three


The .Marine
cbome. aoar d SMj0or Souder, who has been assigned 'duties 'as the Base Prov6st Marshal.
'We 'hope his
-"tbur. ,of duty
here at Guantanamo, is a happy one.'
-The Post Baseball Team which got off to a' fine start this season by trouncing the Naval Station 6-0.. Behind the five-hit pitching of PFC R. F O'Cannori engaged in ' wild scoring melee with the, Naval Amit Station, Monday evening, which finally ended with the Leathernecks on the long end of a 17-14 count. Leading 11-0 at the qnd of the second inning, the Marines faltered as the Fly-boys fought back ,and shortstop Garcia was called in to put the fire out 'in the fifth. His effective chucking in t66: final 'two innings proved enough to hold the margin as the Air 'Station fought vainly to close ;the gap. ' � 'Plans are underway for organization of a Post Touch Football League, -which wil -swing, into action following, completion of playing in the Volley Ball Tournament. Tentative entries in the League have been submitted by both Platoons of Guard Company; both' sections� of 'the Headquarters Company, officers 'and Staff NCO's.,


COUPLE GIVES AWAY
SEVEN CHILDREN

Maybe you saw the item in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago.
It seems that -a mother and a father .who -were unable to; support their seven children had advertised that they were giving them away, Presently, so the story ran, homes were found.for each of the children.
That's a pretty tragic story, isn't it? ,Maybe things. have never reached such, a grim pass with you ... let's hope they.never will. Yet there have been 'many occasions, we-re willing: to bet, when you too,., have wondered desperately how you were going, to take care of your children ; . . how you -are going to make sure. that they would have all the things. they'd need.
You know, there's one fool-proof way to protect those 'kids of yours. It's -what millions of'; Americans just like you are doing every. single payday-putting part of their earnings into U. S. Savings :Bonds bought the systematic, automatic way, through Payroll Savings. Yes, all over. these United States, millions of your fellow-citizens are making abso'lutely sure their children will have the best of everything because they're, making a down payment on their, 'future NOW. See your Disbursing Officer soon or the Savings Bond Officer,' Lt. Leidle, Bay Hill Barracks Four.


Rear Admiral Felix Johnson, Commander Destroyers; Atlantic Fleet
inspecting his. Marine Honor Guard. The Admiral received full honors when .hisplane landed at the Na'val Air Station the 24th of August.
Admiral Johnson was inspecting 'the ships of Destroyer Division 122
which are underging training in this area. . .
1st- Lieutenant James A. Weizenegger of the Marine Command, the Officer in Charge of the Honor Guard, is shown accompanying the
Admiral in the above picture.


TRAINING TRIVIALS

Checking the log of the Training Group, we find that we're still ridii'with the same regularity ... bit a couple of entries later I see where we're doing it with out the help of the following people who have left us for other'tours of duty. Leading the list was Cdr. and Mrs. Hobbs heading for St. Juliens Creek, Va., for duty; next was Ledr. E Clark the ;ole fire eater, heading for BuShips. Another man seen leaving was Gunn, :ENC and with tears in his eyes as he anticipated his shoke duty in' Washington, D. C.
The Gunnery Department- lost a man in Lt. A. Sens Who left for Bethesda, Md., but gained one in Brown, C. R., GM1. I see a gleam of anticipation in the eyes of Jacobs,' ''SOC; Gibbons, BMC; Young, TMC; and Ens. Wine, who are all expecting their Fraus this week. To them all we say "Bienvenidos."
Idyl musings .. . Hear where Capt. H. D. McIntosh was appointed the first Ganie Warden of the Base . . . his first official duty was to appoint Lt. C. Chavis as a deputy. Lt. (jg) Clifford C. Smith; USN, was presented with the Navy Unit Commendation by Captain McIntosh the other day . . . Lt. (jg) Smith: was attached to the* USS Columbia which was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation by the Secretary. of: the Navy for. out-: standing heroism in action :as., aunit of a Task Group operating in support of the initial landing, at Lingayan Gulf, Luzon, Philippines from 5 to 9 January 1945. Brown, S01, of the ASW department has been duly nominated as process server, No. 1 bill collector, etc.. his persistance as coffee mess treasurer qualifies him. Ace fisherman for-this week (without cohfirmation) is Showalter, YN3, who claims reeling in a 5-foot aand shark ... nobody has seen the pictures yet!
Our French Gourmet Fleming% claims he can serve frog legs on request . . . he says Crane Hill is swarming with nice large bull frogs .. . . he should know he's up there quite a bit. Grant of the same detail says after all the battles he's had 'with a drafting pen
. someone ought to change his ate . .. jus' an added qualification.
Sport thawts . . . seems like the various TraGrp bowling teams are not making oot so well as units . . . however, we've got-some individual stars . .. cn the Officers' team, Lt. (jg) Vasey is crowding top men With a 195.2 average for six games . . . Our in-again out-' again man White, S02, may still wind up either a high single game' or high triple. The Chiefs' team
seems to win just often enough to stay out of the cellar ... Congrats!


, THE INDIAN


Pavi. Thre







Par Four TEIDA to a-4Ot4-50


ADMINISTRATION BLDG "QUE PASA"

By "Kit" & Welsh
It seems there was a striker in the Ad Building who couldn't drive the Duty Officer's jeep as well as he thought he could. Even with four-wheel drive, it is no party pulling one out of the mud when it is in up to the axles. Maybe'he had better stick to scooters!
Another "experienced driver" last week thought a Base Police jeep was going a little slow for him. Shortly after this little experience, who do we see getting a speeding ticket for doing 35. Well, well, it's Blair, and he honestly thought that he was within the limit (or so he tells us anyway).
For all you people who are under the mistaken impression that Commander Spahr has assumed the duties of Chaplain, from the 13th to the 20th of this month, you .will have to take your troubles elsewhere, because the Exec is going on seven day's leave to Havana.
Here is a note of interest: Rollins, J. T. L., Jr., BM2, the fellow who runs the Sailboat Locker for Recreation, was the first to have a tooth pulled in the new Dental Clinic. I guess a frame is in order, eh, Doc Scanlon? ?
For all you hopeful home builders, Welsh informs us that ten new apartments will be made available within the next month. By the time the Bargo Point housing project is completed, we hope to satisfy every one's needs for housing.
The Naval Station Baseball Team (mostly Ninth Division) seems to be doing okay. They lost their first game to the Marines 6 to 0, but came back strong to beat NAS 13 to 2 and VU-10 3 to 2. The NavStaVU-10 game was one of the best games Ye Scribe has witnessed "fur quite a spell." With Machtolff twirling for Naval Station and Eldridge for VU-10, it was a pitcher's duel all the way. In the last of the seventh with VU-10 leading 2 to 1, Felts, pinch-hitting for Gus Noll, singled, stole second and third, then scored when Stokes hit a slow bounder to first base. Venczel bobbledthe ball at first and Stokes was safe. On the next pitch, Stokes stole second; then with the count 2-2, the score tied 2-2, Machtolff latched on to one of Eldridge's speed balls for a beautiful drive deep into left field. Stokes scored from second to end the ball game. Stokes is to be commended also for his long home run in the earlier innings of the game.
Here's hoping that the fishing has been good for the last week, as our one and only "Exec's Yeoman" has been fishing away a whole 5-day leave. Hope you had good luck "Kit", as those fresh fish are really good eating. (Hint)


NAS SLIPSTREAM
Fleet Exams, we know, are temporarily a, thing of the past. We revive the subject only because from what we hear the majority did fairly well; a few failing by the very narrowest of margins. Certain subdivisions of the professional and military examination required that candidates answer correctly, 4 or 5 questions, to obtain a passing grade of 2.5 or above. Failure to do so automatically eliminated a number of otherwise successful candidates for advancement. Now that these men have had a look and try at fleet competitive examination we're sure that they'll do. better the next time. On the job training, plus off-duty study, in the interval, should greatly increase their chalices the next exams.
Cdr. E. C. Asman, our Executive Officer, was admitted to the USNH, this week. We're all hoping that-it was for nothing more than a routine checkup and that he'll be back with us soon. Lcdr. J. H. Graves, Lt. J. F. Pringle and Lt. (jg) Wellborn (MC), are on a few days leave in the States. Pact. Benton departed last Friday, his orders read: USS Little Rock. Cpact. Schaub is expected to arrive from Roosevelt Roads, today, for duty as Commissary Officer.
Taps: Stillwell, C. W., HM3, dead by drowning, and McCoy, A., TN, ''missing" in a small craft accident, 10 October 1948, off the All American Cable Station.
Those who remember Curns, E., QMC, will be sorry to learn that he is being transferred to the USNH, Portsmouth, for treatment of head injuries sustained in an accident some time after he left this station for duty aboard the DD-711. He visited this area recently while his ship was in port.
Mally, E., ADC, relieved Selby, L., ADC, as leading chief in Operations. Selby has orders to NAS, Pensacola, Fla., for duty. Deason, E. C., BMC, relieved Mally as CMAA of the Naval Air Station. McAnulty, AKI, all smiles, leaving for shore duty at NAS, Quonset Point. Good luck to these men in their new assignments.
Question: Has anyone topped MMC Peterson's score of 220 at the Bowling Alley? We believe they have, but ... please step forward; we'd like to let the. rest of the boys know what score they'll have to top. Effective 20 October, Wednesday afternoons will be designated "Ladies' Day" at the NAS Bowling Alleys between 1300 and 1600. We hate to have to say it, but--the NAS baseball team isn't doing so good. It lost its first three games and its morale is pretty low. Could it be because only two rooters from NAS showed up in one of the games played? Have a heart, mates. If you can't play the game, at least come out and root.


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NAVAL STATION LYCEUM
Sun. 17 Oct. to Sat. 23 Oct.
Sunday
WALLFLOWER
Robert Hutton Joyce Reynolds
Monday
THE HUNTED
Belita Preston Foster
Tuesday
THE SAINTED SISTERS
Veronica Lake Joan Caulfield
Wednesday
MADONNA OF THE DESERT Donald Barry Lynne Roberts
Thursday
SO THIS IS NEW YORK
Henry Morgan Virginia Grey
Friday
RELENTLESS
Robert Young M. Chapman
Saturday
RETURN OF THE WHISTLER Michael Duane Lenore Aubert

FLEET TRAINING GROUP
ENGINEERS PICNIC
Approximately fifty people, composed of members of the FltTraGrp Engineers, their families and their guests, attended a get-together at Cusco Beach last Svnday.
The event, under the direction of our new Engineer Officer, Lt. Scott, and planned and organized by BTC Bowman, MMC Gavin and ENC Gunn, included a well stocked picnic dinner served up by the ladies of the Group.
The day was taken up in swimming and general bull sessions, the latter some what stimulated by quantities of beverages kept ice cold and within easy reach. Some mellow singing eventually broke out more or less under the leadership of EMC Dunn and wife, and this lasted until "all casualties were restored", at 1800.
ENC Gunn who leaves us for shore duty at the Naval Gun Factory in Washington, and Mrs. Ellis whose birthday fell on that day, took advantage of the opportunity to celebrate.
It is the expressed opinion of those present that similar events should be planned and we hope that future ones will be as enjoyable'
Appreciation is extended to Lt. Scott, the members of the committee, the ladies, and all the others who gave their time and effort in making this picnic possible.

WANTED-The Indian at the present time is without a Sports Writer. Anyone interested in covering the sports on the 'Naval Operating Base, call 672 or inquire at the Chaplain's Office.


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____ia Vol. III, No. 36 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 16 October 1948 H. S. V. GIVE PICNIC FOR HOSPITAL PATIENTS The ladies of the Hospital Service Volunteers gave a picnic for the patients last Tuesday. The picnic was held on the old Race Track .grounds. Softball was played and horseshoes were pitched. Lionel, the singing guitar player from Caimanera, was brought over for the occasion. The boys enjoyed a meal of turkey, salad, rolls, pies and cakes. There were plenty of cold soft drinks on hand for all. The Hospital Commissary Department furnished rolls and cakes, and also baked and stuffed the delicious tirkeys. Other food was donated by the ladies of the H.S.V. The success of the affair was due to the capable chairmanship of Mrs. L. M. Davis, assisted by Mrs. W. Gallery, Mrs. J. Hill, Mrs. Powers, Mrs. Snyder, and Mrs. Fowler. Chaplain Bosserman and Wave Lieutenant Brannon also were on hand to give their help in entertaining the patients. Volunteering his services on his day off, was Bloomfield, Officer's Club cook. The Hospital Service Volunteers .was organized under the direction of Chaplain Bosserman and is doing a grand job of boosting the morale of hospital patients. They furnish games and entertainment for the Wards. Bingo is played in the Wards each Wednesday with prizes going to the winners. Outings, such as the one on Tuesday, relieve the monotony of confinement for patients in the final stages of treatment. Birthdays are remembered and small gifts and cards are given to each birthday patient. The H.S.V. supply magazines and stationery needs to the Wards. As a morale builder for the patients, the work ef this group is invaluable. It gives the men a real feeling of being a part of the community and helps them to realize that they are not "isolated" at the Hospital. Many men stay here, sometimes, for nearly two months. To them, in particular, this Base seems very alien. Volunteers alleviate much of this feeling by their interest in the personal welfare of the patients. There is much to accomplish in RECREATIONAL TRIPS TO KINGSTON, JAMAICA On Friday, the 22 October 1948, the USS Utina will depart Guantanamo at 0600 for Kingston, Jamaica. This trip is for Naval personnel and their dependents but the primary purpose of this trip is for liberty and recreation for the personnel attached to the vessel. Sixty passengers only will be carried on the Utina. Requests are to be submitted through the Commanding Officers and thence to the Port Director prior to 1600, 18 October. The quotas for the different commands are as follows: Naval Station, 25; Naval Air Station, 9; Marine Barracks, 7; VU-10, 7; Naval Hospital, 5; Fleet Tiaining Group, 4; Naval Supply Depot, 3; and the Dental Clinic, 0. Coffee will be provided by the Utina and passengers are asked to bring sufficient food and further cautioned to make arrangements in Kingston to obtain food for the return trip. The Utina will depart Guantanamo sharply at 0600, 22 October and arrive in Kingston about 1800 the same day as passengers are not allowed on board overnight. The Utina will depart Kingston on Monday at 0600, the 25 of October and passengers are to be on board promptly at 0600. It is anticipated that more of these trips will be made in the future not only to Kingston but to other surrounding islands. For further information you are referred to the Commanding Officer's (Naval Station) Memorandum dated 12 October 1948. this work and more ladies are urged to take an active interest by lending their efforts in making this a permanent, integral part of this community. All service and civilian wives are invited to join. Those interested in giving one, two, or three hours per month, please call Mrs. Davis on 327. The Medical Officer in Command and the entire staff of the hospital offer their thanks to this grand group of ladies and wish sincerely for the continued success of the Hospital Service Volunteers. CO NAVSTA COMMENDS SKIPPER OF YTB 524 Commander E. L. Robertson, Jr., Commanding Officer of the Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, held a Commendatory Mast in his office on 11 October 1948. Don C. Smith, BMC, Petty Officer-inCharge of the YTB 524 was commended for meritorious service and rendering valuable cooperation and assistance to the USS UTINA (AFT 163) while assisting her in salvage operations of the SS Greenhaven Trails. The Commendation is quoted: "As Petty Officer-in-Charge of the YTB 524, on 28 August 1948, he at all times handled his ship in a seamanlike manner and rendered valuable cooperation and assistance to the USS Utina (ATF 163) while assisting that vessel in salvage operations on the SS Greenhaven Trails at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, thereby greatly expediting the refloating of the said vessel." PENTAGON BUILDING HOUSES TOP OFFICIALS (SEA)-The fabulous Washington, D. C., Pentagon, world's largest structure devoted to business offices, is now the home of all the U. S. top level armed forces' officials. The move of Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, USN, to the Pentagon, completed the concentration under one roof of the top echelons of the National Military Establishment-Army, Navy and Air Force. Suggesting by its design a massive fortress, the $64,000,000 building covers 34 acres and consists of five "rings" of buildings connected by 10 corridors aggregating 17 miles of length. A five-acre pentagonal court is in the center. Office facilities can accommodate upwards to 30,000 workers at one time. The floor area is more than 6,000,000 square feet, which is three times that of the Empire State building and 50 per cent greater than Chicago's hugh Merchandise Mart.

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Pai~e Two THE INDIAN Editorial Office, NOB Library -Phone 672 Saturday, 16 October 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. EDITORIAL The biggest gripe 'about the Indian is the fact that it doesn't give very much news concerning the Base and its personnel. Well, what do you expect? You fellows that are doing all the griping should do a little less mouth work and more action in getting the news into the editor. What's wrong with the divisions in the Commands?' The divisions show the least participation in the paper. Doesn't anyone know what's going on in his division? If you want to be proud of anything you must be part of it. So let's have a little less griping and more action. This call is for anyone and everyone who has had a little experience in writing or who has had any participation in putting out a. paper. For a better Indian in the future lets have more enthusiasts and fewer belittlers. RECIPE FOR LONGEVITY The horse and mule live 20 years Anid nothing know of wine or beers; The goat and sheep at 20 die And never taste of Scotch or rye; The cow drinks water by the ton And at 18 is almost done; The dog at 15 cashes in Without the aid of rum and gin; The cat in milk and water soaks And then at 12 short years it croaks; The modest, sober, bone-dry hen Lays eggs of nogs, then dies at ten; All animals are strictly dry They sinless live and swiftly die; But sinful, ginful, rum-soaked men Survive for three score years and ten, And some of us, the mighty few Stay pickled 'til we're ninety-two. FOR MEN ONLY Mankind has come a long way since Almighty. God gave us our first parents. All the way along that progressive path from the early ages, customs have clanged and the standard of living has been raised to higher levels. Throughout the many changes which the human race has.gone through there has been a need for one great factor to remain, and that is Man's Respect for Womanhood. Among the educated races on this earth, we find that women have been given due respect and figuratively speakplaced on a pedestal This is only right and natural because woman hood is the builder and molder of our lives. Therefore, all things which we hold dear and place highest in our affections, ultimately revert back to our concept of women. Our country is symbolized by a woman carrying a lighted torch, the Statute of Liberty. Our country is referred to as the Mother Country. When a man learns to love his ship he refers to it by the feminine pronoun. Now, to get down to the point of this article: In the past five or six years, wartime conditions have forced a change in customs which have tended to weaken if not shatter man's concept of womanhood which had previously caused him to place her on a pedestal. The change in attitude can be seen daily, men retain seats on buses while women ttand, doors are not held open, men precede women into buildings, crude talk becomes commonplace, and so we could go on in many other instances. We are losing something very desirable and valuable in this let down. Changes in customs do not change the standards for which we are fighting. After the last war, bobbed hair was said to be a thing of the devil, but it wasn't. Slacks, cigarette smoking, etc., have actually not put women on the same plane with men. By your attitude we are forcing womanhood on the offensive and that in turn can effect the very structure of our moral life. Let us remember this men women deserve our respect and admiration more in this age than ever before. The weight they have pulled in the past war is incalcuoble. It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to be a gentleman and to remember our manners even when working side by side with a member of the opposite sex. The age of chivalry isn't dead, but it certainly isn't in good health. It is up to us to rebuild the pedestal which our forefathers kept firm and in so doing keep our womanhood the talk of the world. E. E. Bosserman Protestant Chaplain -* CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Sunday, 17 October 1948 Catholic Masses 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1745-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass 0745-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 1930 Chaplains at this Activity LtCdr. E. E. Bosserman, USN (Protestant) LtCdr. Carl A. Herold, USN (Catholic) By Lt. (jg) W. L. Foster Lcdr. L. F. Washburne, Jr., SC, USN, the new executive officer of the Naval Supply Depot,. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has recently reported on board. Lcdr. Washburne's previous duty and station was Coritrol Superintendent of the Supply Department at New York Naval Shipyard, where he was popular and well liked. Lcdr. Washburne is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business Administration (University of Pennsylvania). He first reported to the Naval Shipyard, New York, in 1941 as an Ensign and was assigned to duty at the Supply Department Annex. He later served as Assistant to the Supply Officer. During the period from 1942 to 1944, Lcdr. Washburne was Supply Officer of a Seabee Detachment in the Pacific. He was Staff Supply Officer of Transport Squadron 24 during 1945. In 1946, he was re-assigned to duty at the Naval Shipyard, New York, as Incoming Stores Officer and in 1947 was appointed Control Superintendent. Since Lcdr. Washburne's arrival at this station, he has continued to be popular and well liked, which without a doubt, will follow through his Naval career. His hobbies include skiing, sailing and building boat models. However, since coming to Guantanamo Bay, one might add the following hobbies: fishing and softball. Also, somewhat of a navigator when it comes to plotting hurricanes and rerouting them, which he performed when a certain dependent's plane was recently due. Welcome aboard Commander! He: "I'm a self-made man." She: "Well, it's nice of you to take the blame." Paze Two THE INDIAN

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-THE INDIAN Pa~ Three The Marine Barracks welcomes aboard 1i, Major Souder, who has been assigned duties Sas the Base Provost Marshal. We hope his 1S tour., of duty here at Guantanamo is a happy one.' The Post Baseball Team which got off to a fine start this season by trouncing the Naval Station 6-0.: Behind the five-hit pitching of PFC R. F. O'Connor, engaged in a wild scoring melee with the Naval Air' Station, Monday evening, which finally ended with the Leathernecks on the long end of a 17-14 count. Leading 11-0 at the end of the second inning, the .Marines. faltered as the Fly-boys fought back _and shortstop Garcia was called in to put the fire out in the fifth. His effective chucking in the final two innings proved enough to hold the margin as the Air Station fought vainly to close the gap. Plans are underway for organization of a Post Touch Football League, which wiil swing. into action following, completion of playing in the Volley Ball Tournament. Tentative entries in the League have been submitted by both Platoons of Guard Company, both sections of 'the Headquarters Company, officers and Staff NCO's. COUPLE GIVES AWAY SEVEN CHILDREN Maybe you saw the item in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago. It seems that a mother and a father who were unable tosupport their seven children had advertised that they were giving them away. Presently, so the story ran, homes were found for each of the children. That's a pretty tragic story, isn't it? Maybe things have never reached such a grim pass with you .let's. hope they never will. Yet there have been many occasions, we're willing to bet, when you too,, have wondered desperately how you were going to take care of your children ...how you are going to make sure that they would have all the things they'd need. You know, there's one fool-proof way to protect those kids of yours. It's what millions of Americans just like you are doing every single payday-putting part of their earnings into U. S. Savings Bonds bought the systematic, automatic way, through Payroll Savings. Yes, all over. these United States, millions of your fellow-citizens are making absolutely sure their children will have the best of everything because they're making a down payment on their future NOW. See your Disbursing Officer soon or the Savings Bond Officer, Lt. Leidle, Bay Hill Barracks Four. Rear Admiral Felix Johnson, Uommander ]Destroyers, Atlantic rieet inspecting his Marine Honor Guard. The Admiral received full honors when his plane landed at the Naval Air Station the 24th of August. Admiral Johnson was inspecting the ships of Destroyer Division 122 which are undergoing training in this area. 1st Lieutenant James A. Weizenegger of the Marine Command, the Officer in Charge of the Honor Guard, is shown accompanying the Admiral in the above picture.' TRAINING TRIVIALS Checking the log of the Training Group, we find that we're still ridin' with the same regularity but a couple of entries later I see where we're doing it with out the help of the following people who have left us for other tours of duty. Leading the list was Cdr. and Mrs. Hobbs heading for St. Juliens Creek, Va., for duty; next was Ledr. E. Clark the ole fire eater, heading for BuShips. Another man seen leaving was Gunn, ENC and with tears in his eyes as he anticipated his shore duty in Washington, D. C. The Gunnery Department lost a man in Lt. A. Sens who left for Bethesda, Md., but gained one in Brown, C. I., GM1. I see a gleam of anticipation in the eyes of Jacobs, SOC; Gibbons, BMC; Young, TMC; and Ens. Wine, who are all expecting their Fraus this week. To them all we say "Bienvenidos." Idyl musings ...Hear where Capt. H. D. McIntosh was appointed the first Game Warden of the Base ...his first official duty was to appoint Lt. C. Chavis as a deputy. Lt. (jg) Clifford C. Smith, USN, was presented with the Navy Unit Commendation by Captain McIntosh the other day ...Lt. (jg) Smith was attached to the USS Columbia which was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation by the Secretary of the Navy for outstanding heroism in action as a unit of a Task Group operating in support of the initial landing at Lingayan Gulf, Luzon, Philippines from 5 to 9 January 1945. Brown, SO1, of the ASW department has been duly nominated as process server, No. 1 bill collector, etc. his persistance as coffee mess treasurer qualifies him. Ace fisherman for .this week (without confirmation) is Showalter, YN3, who claims reeling in a 5-foot nand shark nobody has seen the pictures yet! Our French Gourmet Fleming claims he can serve frog legs on request ...he says Crane Hill is swarming with nice large bull frogs ...he should know he's up there quite a bit. Grant of the same detail says after all the battles he's had with a drafting pen .someone ought to change his rate ...jus' an added qualification. Sport thawts ...seems like the various TraGrp bowling teams are not making oot so well as units however, we've got some individual stars ...on the Officers' team, Lt. (jg) Vasey is crowding top men with a 195.2 average for six games ...Our in-again outagain man White, S02, may still wind up either a high single game or high triple. The Chiefs' team seems to win just often enough to stay out of the cellar ...Congrats! THE INDIAN Park Three

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Page Four TEIDA to a-4Ot4-50 ADMINISTRATION BLDG "QUE PASA" By "Kit" & Welsh It seems there was a striker in the Ad Building who couldn't drive the Duty Officer's jeep as well as he thought he could. Even with four-wheel drive, it is no party pulling one out of the mud when it is in up to the axles. Maybe he had better stick to scooters! Another "experienced driver" last week thought a Base Police jeep was going a little slow for him. Shortly after this little experience, who do we see getting a speeding ticket for doing 35. Well, well, it's Blair, and he honestly thought that he was within the limit (or so he tells us anyway). For all you people who are under the mistaken impression that Commander Spahr has assumed the duties of Chaplain, from the 13th to the 20th of this month, you will have to take your troubles elsewhere, because the Exec is going on seven day's leave to Havana. Here is a note of interest: Rollins, J. T. L., Jr., BM2, the fellow who runs the Sailboat Locker for Recreation, was the first to have a tooth pulled in the new Dental Clinic. I guess a frame is in order, eh, Doc Scanlon? ? For all you hopeful home builders, Welsh informs us that ten new apartments will be made available within the next month. By the time the Bargo Point housing project is completed, we hope to satisfy every one's needs for housing. The Naval Station Baseball Team (mostly Ninth Division) seems to be doing okay. They lost their first game to the Marines 6 to 0, but came back strong to beat NAS 13 to 2 and VU-10 3 to 2. The NavStaVU-10 game was one of the best games Ye Scribe has witnessed "fur quite a spell." With Machtolff twirling for Naval Station and Eldridge for VU-10, it was a pitcher's duel all the way. In the last of the seventh with VU-10 leading 2 to 1, Felts, pinch-hitting for Gus Noll, singled, stole second and third, then scored when Stokes hit a slow bounder to first base. Venczel bobbled the ball at first and Stokes was safe. On the next pitch, Stokes stole second; then with the count 2-2, the score tied 2-2, Machtolff latched on to one of Eldridge's speed balls for a beautiful drive deep into left field. Stokes scored from second to end the ball game. Stokes is to be commended also for his long home run in the earlier innings of the game. Here's hoping that the fishing has been good for the last week, as our one and only "Exec's Yeoman" has been fishing away a whole 5-day leave. Hope you had good luck "Kit", as those fresh fish are really good eating. (Hint) NAS SLIPSTREAM Fleet Exams, we know, are temporarily a, thing of the past. We revive the subject only because from what we hear the majority did fairly well; a few failing by the very narrowest of margins. Certain subdivisions of the professional and military examination required that candidates answer correctly, 4 or 5 questions, to obtain a passing grade of 2.5 or above. Failure to do so automatically eliminated a number of otherwise successful candidates for advancement. Now that these men have had a look and try at fleet competitive examination we're sure that they'll do. better the next time. On the job training, plus off-duty study, in the interval, should greatly increase their chances the next exams. Cdr. E. C. Asman, our Executive Officer, was admitted to the USNH, this week. We're all hoping that it was for nothing more than a routine checkup and that he'll be back with us soon. Ledr. J. H. Graves, Lt. J. F. Pringle and Lt. (jg) Wellborn (MC), are on a few days leave in the States. Pact. Benton departed last Friday, his orders read: USS Little Rock. Cpact. Schaub is expected to arrive from Roosevelt Roads, today, for duty as Commissary Officer. Taps: Stillwell, C. W., HM3, dead by drowning, and McCoy, A., TN, "missing" in a small craft accident, 10 October 1948, off the All American Cable Station. Those who remember Curns,, E., QMC, will be sorry to learn that he is being transferred to the USNH, Portsmouth, for treatment of head injuries sustained in an accident some time after he left this station for duty aboard the DD-711. He visited this area recently while his ship was in port. Mally, E., ADC, relieved Selby, L., ADC, as leading chief in Operations. Selby has orders to NAS, Pensacola, Fla., for duty. Deason, E. C., BMC, relieved Mally as CMAA of the Naval Air Station. McAnulty, AK1, all smiles, leaving for shore duty at NAS, Quonset Point. Good luck to these men in their new assignments. Question: Has anyone topped MMC Peterson's score of 220 at the Bowling Alley? We believe they have, but ..please step forward; we'd like to let the rest of the boys know what score they'll have to top. Effective 20 October, Wednesday afternoons will be designated "Ladies' Day" at the NAS Bowling Alleys between 1300 and 1600. We hate to have to say it, but-the NAS baseball team isn't doing so good. It lost its first three games and its morale is pretty low. Could it be because only two rooters from NAS showed up in one of the games played? Have a heart, mates. If you can't play the game, at least come out and root. M~W~i. c NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sun. 17 Oct. to Sat. 23 Oct. Sunday WALLFLOWER Robert Hutton Joyce Reynolds Monday THE HUNTED Belita Preston Foster Tuesday THE SAINTED SISTERS Veronica Lake Joan Caulfield Wednesday MADONNA OF THE DESERT Donald Barry Lynne Roberts Thursday SO THIS IS NEW YORK Henry Morgan Virginia Grey Friday RELENTLESS Robert Young M. Chapman Saturday RETURN OF THE WHISTLER Michael Duane Lenore Aubert FLEET TRAINING GROUP ENGINEERS PICNIC Approximately fifty people, composed of members of the F1tTraGrp Engineers, their families and their guests, attended a get-together at Cusco Beach last Sunday. The event, under the direction of our new Engineer Officer, Lt. Scott, and planned and organized by BTC Bowman, MMC Gavin and ENC Gunn, included a well stocked picnic dinner served up by the ladies of the Group. The day was taken up in swimming and general bull sessions, the latter some what stimulated by quantities of beverages kept ice cold and within easy reach. Some mellow singing eventually broke out more or less under the leadership of EMC Dunn and wife, and this lasted until "all casualties were restored" at 1800. ENC Gunn who leaves us for shore duty at the Naval Gun Factory in Washington, and Mrs. Ellis whose birthday fell on that day, took advantage of the opportunity to celebrate. It is the expressed opinion of those present that similar events should be planned and we hope that future ones will be as enjoyable. Appreciation is extended to Lt. Scott, the members of the committee, the ladies, and all the others who gave their time and effort in making this picnic possible. WANTED-The Indian at the present time is without a Sports Writer. Anyone interested in covering the sports on the Naval Operating Base, call 672 or inquire at the Chaplain's Office. 0 Page Four THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-14 Oct 48-2500.


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