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Vol. III, N'o. 87 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 23 October 1948


GOOD NEWS AND
A WARNING
At long last the fog applicator, so sorely needed on the Base, has arrived. Everyone is undoubtedly familiar with the antiquated, homemade affairs, which have been making such a valiant effort to control mosquitoes and other insect pests. The need for modern, more effective equipment has long been recognized; and was ordered several months ago, but was slow in materializing. The Sanitation Department is jubilant over this latest acquisition and promises fewer insect pests in the future.
Warning: In the past, it has been observed that children, for some unknown reason, love to play in the fog as it is laid down. Parents are
-warned that this is exceedingly dangerous. This point cannot be too strongly stressed. When the machine is fogging, a constant temperature of 9000 fahrenheit is maintained at the outlet. Do not allow your children to get closer than six (6) feet to the machine when it is :operating. IT COULD BE FATAL! Adults too, are warned to stay away from the machine-it's a veritable "devil on wheels" and does not confine its lethal activity to the lower forms of animal life .
The fog itself is not injurious to humans and no one should be afraid they will suffer no ill effects from the fog blowing around or through their quarters. The tremendous heat generated at the outlet is the danger point.

(SEA)-The Marines at Quanti,co, Va., have acquired a new mascot through the generosity of a Lynchburg, Va., citizen. "King Arthur", a pedigreed English bulldog, registered -with the American Kennel Club, was promptly renamed "Butch" by the Leathernecks.
(SEA) - U. S. District Court Justices Alexander Holtzoff and Matthew F. McGi4re are holders of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award for their contributions in modernizing naval court martial procedure and improving the administration of naval justice.


COMMANDER E. L. ROBERTSON, JR.,
RECEIVES ORDERS TO U. S. S. SALEM
Commander E. L. Robertson, Jr., USN, Commanding Officer, U. S. Naval Station, has received orders to report for duty as Executive Officer aboard the heavy cruiser SALEM, now fitting-out at Quincy, Mass. Prior to reporting for this assignment, he will receive a three weeks' course in chemical warfare at Edgewater Arsenal in Maryland, and one


Commander Edward L. Robertson, Jr., USN
week's instruction in damage -control at the Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia.
Cdr. Robertson comes from a distinguished American family, his father having been a Justice of the Supreme Court of New York State, and his mother, President of the Board
NOTICE The pictures of the of Education at Syracuse, N. Y. Bachelor Dinner which was held in He received his prep-school eduthe Grove Area outside the Naval cation at Andover, and graduated Operating Base Chapel on Wednes- from the U. S. Naval Academy in day evening, 29 September 1948, the Class of 1931. He later attended will be on sale Sunday afternoon, the Torpedo School at Newport; the 17 October. Post Graduate School at Annapolis I to study design engineering; and (SEA)-If all the conductors in was ordered to Europe for further the cables from an Iowa class bat- instruction at the French Naval tleship were placed end to end, School of Marine Engineering and they would reach from Newfound- Architecture; but World War II land to the British Isles, or from intervened and he served in an Denver, Col., to Philadelphia, ap- emergency capacity with the U. S.. proximately 1,700 miles. (Continued on Page Three)







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Editorial Office, NOB Library- Phone 672
Saturday, 23 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
Sunday, 24 October 1948, Naval Personnel will observe Navy Day Memorial Services throughout the Navy. In a sense, the observance of this day is in special memory for those who died for their country that others might live in peace. Navy Day is for those who are here today, who will guide this great Navy of ours to her unparalleled place in the destiny of the world.
In the early days of the war it seemed that the forces of hell were turned loose on the world, a hard line of fighting ships turned the enemy's advance to complete defeat. But it was not the Navy, or the Marine Corps alone, nor our great armies but the ever present hand of the Almighty who showed these godless men that He is still the ruler and gave us Victory.
The men who were in the thick of things in this last war, knew and could see God's hand working in the cause of the right.
Men turned to God in battle in order to do the task before them. 'There they found strength greater than they had ever known, strength upon which to call in their time of great need.
Now that the fighting is over, the Navy has not forgotten. Parents of sons in the service of the U. S. Navy may be assured that the moral and spiritual welfare of their son is and will continue to be a vital concern of the Navy. At sea and ashore religious services are held each Sunday for all denominations. The moral teachings and spiritual guidance of the homes are carried on, as they always will be throughout the Navy.
Go to Church this Navy DaySunday 24 October.


e l ertant

The Staff of the Indian joins the entire Naval Operating Base, in expressing sorrow at the recent untimely death of a shipmate, Robert E. Evans, Pipefitter First Class, U. S. Navy, formerly of Lapeer, Michigan, who passed away on October 14th while undergoing treatment at the U. S. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle L. Evans, and two small children, age 20 months and 5 months.
Robert Evans reported on board the U. S. Naval Station for duty on 3 August 1948, and, during the short period of duty on the Naval Station, he became well known and well liked by all with whom he came in contact.
Through the efforts of the Commander, Naval Operating Base, and the Commanding Office'ri U. S. Naval Station, special arrangements were made for Mrs. Evans' return to the continental United States. The Navy Relief Society met Mrs. Evans and her two children upon their arrival in the United States to insure her comfort. In addition, special authority had been requested and had been approved by the Chief of Naval Personnel for Mrs. Evans and family to utilize commercial air transportation from Washington, D. C. to her home, Lapeer, Mich.
As a token of the high esteem held for Robert E. Evans, his shipmates, by a spontaneous contribution, presented Mrs. Evans with approximately fifteen h u n d r e d ($1,500.00) dollars.
Heartfelt sympathy is expressed for Mrs. Evans and family for the loss of a husband, a father, and a shipmate.
Chaplain Carl A. Herold, Catholic Chaplain aboard the Naval Operating Base said two Masses for Robert E. Evans. Thursday afternoon prayers were offered for the deceased at the request of Mrs. Evans, which was attended by Evans' shipmates. Friday morning a Mass was requested by Mrs. Evans and a Mass was said Saturday morning at the request of the USS Gyatt, DD-712, Robert Evans' former ship. Chaplain Herold wishes to extend his sincere appreciation for the cooperation which was given to Mrs. Evans and himself.

(SEA)-The Navy's new highspeed submarine, USS Tiru (SS 416), was commissioned at Mare Island Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.
The Tiru is the 24th submarine to be commissioned at the Mare Island yard and incorporates undersurface developments of World War II with those found in captured foreign submarines.


CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Catholic Masses
0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1745-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass
0750-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)
Religion, the worship of God is an integral part of the Navy pattern of life. The Navy Department has made provisions for the religious needs of men and women of its personnel by supplying chaplains of all faiths to hold Divine services in Churches and Houses of worship.
One of the purposes of the establishment of Navy Day is to emphasize the role of religion in the Navy. Divine worship of all faiths stress on Navy Day the importance of religion in the Naval establishment and offer to all a special opportunity to remember Naval personnel and their families in their prayers.
Navy Day Sunday is an occasion when we should offer our deepest gratitude to God for His many blessings, of secuiity and peace and good living in behalf of ourselves and our families and for all those who are related in any way to the work and the life in the Navy.
Navy Day Sunday this year, coincides with United Nations Day. The relationship between these two is not measured by a "single commemoration." The United Nations has come into existence by the efforts of enlightened peoples fighting against the forces of darkness and of hate that threaten the peace of the world. The United Nations is being forged, against many odds, into an instrument of peace and security for all, even for those fighting bitterly against it. It provides the rheans of peaceful settlement of international problems.
Our Navy, a major power in the victory of the last war, has for its aim, the freedom of the seas, the security of America and of all peace-loving nations. Together, our Navy and the United Nations work for peace. They stand guard over the whole world's security. They are partners in this great cause. Our prayers and our acts of Divine Worship on 24 October should be for world peace obtained at any cost, with God's help and blessing so that security of living may come for all peoples.
Carl A. Herold
Catholic Chaplain


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TRAGRP TRIVIALS
Passing Parable . . . Our "1 for
26" man "Ex-H-ead Swine" McAndrew, suddenly discovered the merits of recuperation and has checked out a bed in Ward "B" for a couple of weeks . . . another "patient"
is our star kegler Engle . . . to each we wishy a speedy recovery ... and a stronger return to active combat. Another of the TraGrp Shipriders (Chief Gunner Breedlove) is experiencing* the inconvenience of checking out as he makes final preparations for departing to the USS Yellowstone for duty . . . Adios and may we be shipmates again. Our Senior "Flyboy" Cdr. Patriarca is watching every mail for his orders. That "eggblue station wagon" with the Conn. plates "Giny" belongs to our newest arrival . . . Cdr. Allen who is relieving Cdr. Patriarca ...
we note from his personality that he'll enjoy his tour of duty here...
and we'll enjoy having him with us.
Idyl usings . . . There's a story
goin' around the' Damage Control Department about the man with the two left feet . . . a departing carrier made this gentleman a gift of a pair of flight deck shoes ...
both lefts . . . question is . . . was it intentional . . and did they fit?
We hear that BTC Harms finally got his bonus check .. . on last report he was walking around the Base, bouncing his roll like a yo-yo and muttering "regulation . . .
boy . . . regulation!" Still haven't seen the pictures of the five-foot shark Showalter allegedly caught.
In a short but impressive cremony last Saturday morning, Capt.
H. D. McIntosh presented Cdr, L.
H. Alford with the Army Distinguished Unit Emblem . . . for service in the USS Isbel (PY-10) in defense of the Philippines. At the same ceremony, Lt. G. W. Abernathy accepted permanent commission as Chief Radio Electriciati in the U. S. Navy. Our fledling yachtsmen . . . Schimpf and Moskerintz claim that unless Showalter gets his "sailboat" shipshape they never can qualify. Who'd a thunk it ...
Allen, YNC making an arrival inspection on the Worchester . . .
equipped with a standard shiprider's form (for yeomen) to wit ... one fresh copy of the Papoose.
Sport Thawts . . . The TraGrp
"White Hats" met the TraGrp "Chiefs" on the bowling alley last night and after allowing, them to build up over confidence by winning the first game ... proceeded to teach them a lesson ... by taking the next two games and winning a total pin fall by 147 . . . in two encounters they have split 4 points apiece . . . suggest a playoff to
settle the hotly contested dispute.
Our claim to fame on the sports scene is our baseball team . . .
which has won 3 out of 4 game


COMMANDER ROBERTSON
(Continued from Page One)
Embassy in Paris. Cdr. Robertson saw years of active duty aboard destroyers, and participated in Atlantic, Mediterranean, African and South Pacific actions. He came to this Base in March 1946 from two years' duty on the staff of Admiral R. E. Ingersoll, USN, Commander in Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet.
During World War II, Cdr. Robertson was twice commended by Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, for distinguished service in destroyers and once by Commander in Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his contribution to anti-submarine warfare while on the Staff of CinCLant.
When Cdr. Robertson assumed his duties as Commanding Officer of the Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 1946, this Base was undergoing reorganization for peace-time activity. In December of that year,.many scattered activities were incorporated into a unified Naval Station command. Through his efforts, many improvements were realized in the ensuing months. He was actively involved in the comprehensive housing program, in the improvements in the Fondas, and in many improvements in recreational facilities.
He never has been too busy to have an interest in the affairs of our Cuban neighbors, and during the two major fires in June 1946 and March 1948 at Caimenera, he personally supervised fire-fighting activities and disaster relief for the striken community. In recognition of his services, the Cuban government awarded him the National Red Cross Order and Merit, rank of Knight Commander, and last month at impressive ceremonies in Santiago de Cuba, awarded him the Second Class Order of Naval Merit, with distinctive white, which is the highest honor that government can bestow upon an officer of a foreign country.
Mrs. Robertson, known to her
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played, to tie the Marines for 1st place as of 20 October. Effective pitching by McCall aided by the single appearance of Femling has made this a team to beat. Their best game was with the NavSta which was truly a pitcher's duel, seeing 29 men go down via the "K" mark and the 3 hit pitching of McCall . . . the final tally being 2 to 1. Wonder who is ahead in those weekly golf matches between Lt. (jg) Craig, Lt. (jg) Vasey, Ch. Torp. Thomas and Cdr. Nickerson? ? ? ?
Ad Lib ... Overheard about one of the more enterprising "brownbaggers" . . . "Brother, he's the type of a guy who would rate overnite liberty in a POW camp." How about it, Bowman? ? ?


The stork came
zooming in like a B-29 and left four bundles for the nursery: Elynne Arline Greenwood born 6 October to MMC and Mrs. D.
J. Greenwood, Charles Salvatore
"OTE S Parks born 15 October to HMC and Mrs. C. S. Parks, Malcolm Wayne Newcomb born 19 October to BM2 and Mrs. L. M. Newcomb, and a bouncing baby boy to ACOM and Mrs. Edgar Hall which was born just as this paper went to press and we were unable to ascertain his name.
A. 0. Mullins, CSC of the Commissary Department has posted a notice that he would like to start a boxing team. Any man attached to the hospital who is interested in learning the gentle art of fisticuffs is invited to see Chief Mullins in the Commissary Office.
Welcome aboard to A. E. Hickerson, CS1 who reported in last week from Anacostia.

JOINT USE OF FACILITIES

On a recent visit to this Base, a medical representative of the Air Force stationed at Vernam Field, Jamaica, conferred with the Medical Department here regarding hospitalization of Air Forte personnel. Investigation has shown that medical care, would be accomplished much quicker by sending patients to Guantanamo rather than to Puerto Rico or the Canal Zone.
The U. S. Naval Hospital will admit any patient sent here from Vernam Field, and render any other medical aid possible.
Major General Willis H. Hale, Commanding Officer, Caribbean Air Command, in a letter to Admiral Daniel E. Barbey, Commandant,, 10th Naval District, has expressed his appreciation "for the medical assistance rendered to the Air Force by the Navy." Admiral Barbey to Admiral W. K. Phillips, Commander, Naval Operating Base has added his appreciation for "increased joint use of facilities between the Air Force and the Navy in the Caribbean Area." Admiral Phillips, too, has expressed satisfaction with this consolidation of facilities.
The Medical Department of the
Navy stands ready at all times to render aid and assistance where needed. Theirs is a long record of service during fire, flood and disaster, so medical aid to others than Naval personnel is nothing new to them. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo, though small and generally understaffed, welcomes this opportunity to be of service to their "brothers in arms," the Air Force, Vernam Field, Jamaica.


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Pag~e Four TEIDA to a-iOt4-50


SLIPSTREAM.
In celebration of "GiIito De Yara" one of Cuba's most important and significant National Holidays, a total of 13 visitors arrived from Santiago de Cuba, in six airplanes, and landed on "McCalla Air Field, 11 October 1948 at 0830. Special permission for the aircraft to land was granted by the Secretary of the Navy.
Heading the list of important personages visiting the Naval Operating Base was Mr. Martin Mazorra, -Jr., who represented the Civilian Pilots Association, Santiago de Cuba.
The visitors were most cordially greeted and welcomed by Captain A. L. Pleasants, Jr., USN, Chief of Staff, Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Cuba, and Captain W. 0. Gallery ,USN, Commanding Officer of the U. S. Naval Air Station.
Lcdr. A. H. Reid, USN, acted as escorting officer on a tour of the Naval Operating Base following which the visitors were entertained at a luncheon given in their honor at the Officers' Club. Prior to their departure at 1600, the visitors were ,conducted on a tour of VU-10 aircraft by Lt. W. J. Slone, USN, and Lt. D. W. Cox, Jr., USN.
A literal interpretation of "Grito De Yara" would be "The Battle Cy of Yara". It derived its name from an incident occurring in 1868, in Yara, near Bayamo, when a small band of courageous Cubans lead by Carlos M. de Cespedes, a wealthy sugar plantation owner, made what it known as the first attempt to liberate Cuba from Spanish rule.
Sh-h-h! Don't tell the kiddies but Xmas is coming. If you don't believe us, just Visit any of the branches of the various $hip's Services. This' year's variety of gifts at the NAS Branch is undoubtedly the biggest and best in its history. Its display rooms offer a wide selection of gifts we're sure will please the grownups as well as the kiddies. We hope you do your shopping early.
Dependents-Worried about getting an Xmas tree? Well, don'tand for your info, no advance ordering is necessary as was required last year; at least that's the good word received from the office of the Ship's Store Ashore Officer.
Incidentally, Lt. (jg) Hayden, Recreation Officer, has distributed a special questionnaire to all personnel attached to this as well as associate activities whose dependents are known to be occupying quarters on the Base. Object-preliminary planning in connection with the Annual Xmas Party given each year for the children.
Approximately 20 new men reported for duty this past week. Welcome aboard to all. Greetings also to dependents of Lt. (jg)J. C. Raine*; USN, Bowman, CSC; Wonderling, ACl; and: Nelson, BMC.


-ADMINISTRATION BLDG.
"QUE PASA"
By Kit and Welsh
Commander Spahr and "Kit" NAVAL both returned from leave this week. Sure nice to see them back "in Sun. stride." "Kit" will probably have many fish stories 'to tell, 'and we will all be anxious to hear of Cdr. Spahr's experiences in Havana. It Constanc won't be long now 'til "Kit" will be leaving us for Stateside civilian DOCK life. Already, we see him looking Roland V through the mail order catalogues, in search of new civvies.
Friday, a goodly share of the TH Administration Building *yeomen John Mi left for a week-end in Kingston, Jamaica. "Jasper" Blair, Jamison and WRECI Welsh are due back Monday eve- Willard] ning aboard the Utina, laden with souvenirs. C
This week, McCarthy and Boyles Freddie are looking mighty pleased and happy. We wonder if it couldn't FURY possibly be that their wives just Victor M arrived! Welcome aboard to Gtmo. to both Mrs. Boyles and the three LIGH1 little ones, and Mrs. McCarthy. If Lynn Ro McCarthy looks as though he has been through a major operation, don't you believe it! All those- band- COMM ages and patches he is wearing around with him are directly a (Con result from him trying' his hand as friends a Carpenter in fixing up his new home of Major on West Bargo Point. Not that we B. Brool don't approve of your cabinet mak- -grand-ni ing skill "Mac", but personally, Mahan, you make a much better yeoman. Navy wi
The new shorthand class comn- brought menced on schedule, 15 minutes affairs, late, (Attention Ulmer) last Tues- ly intere day night, with a nice showing club acti from the Ad. Bldg., and Marines. has open If any of you pick up your leave and- Cub papers and it has scratchiig like whose di Chinese on the back, you'll know it When I was only one of us practicing our dren, Iai 'shorthand. Adams (
The fellow we mentioned in last leave a p week's column in connection With difficult t
-them "'B
driving the Duty Officer's Jeep and thei getting stuck in the mud, claims tir ne he wasn't driving it. Claiming to esting as the extent that he got a favorable Cb r Cp decision at his Deck Court. His by Capta story ran that he was standing out .will rep in the middle of a muddy field look- Va., wher ing for "Land Crabs" at 2 a. m. . estroye (or was it his shoes he was A sail hunting) ? got ac(
Conners, from the Disbursing Broadwa ,Office informs us that the ioss Of theatre, I a good man will be realized in the usher wl near future when "Mick" McGowan by ramp is transferred from the-Disbursing he stopp Office to duty on board the USS the darl Kenneth D. Bailey (DD-713)._ Sin- :"You'll cerely wish "Mick" good luck and somewhe many "hopes" 'for the future. By go. ,Abc the way, who is "Hose-Nose'' and gins'to b "Hoolie-ay"
Begga
(SEA)-There was no rank- of you gav admiral in the U. S. Navy ubtil Gentle July 1862. 'h6n~sty,


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STATION LYCEUM
14 Oct. to Sat. 30 Oct.
Sunday
SMART WOMAN e Bennett Brian Aherne
Monday
8 OF NEW ORLEANS winters '" John Gallaudet
Tuesday
E OCTOBER MAN ls Joan Greenwood
Wednesday
K OF THE HESPERUS Parker Patricia White
Thursday.
AMPUS SLEUTH
Stuart June Pressiei
Friday
OF FURNACE CREEK ature Coleen Grey
Saturday
IN"IN THE FOREST berts Warren Douglas

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s "Marty", is the daughter r General and Mrs. John ks, USA (Ret.), and the ece of Admiral Alfred T. USN. Coming into the th this background, she enthusiasm for Navy rhich has made her active, sted in church, school and vities on this Base. She ed her home to American an officials and civilians aties brought them here. they depart with their chiln and Lili, in the Pres. n 29 October, they will lace in our hearts which is o fill. We all want to wish on Voyage", and we hope v station will be as interthey anticipate. obertson will be relieved in E. A. Taylor, USN, who rt aboard from Norfolk, re he served as Commander r Flotilla Two.
or on leave in New York )mplimentary ticket to a y musical. Entering the he was taken in tow by an ao led him skyward, ramp to the top balcony where ed and pointed upward in' ness. Said the usher, find your seat up there re. This is as far as I can ye this level my nose beticed."

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~ia Vol. III, No. 37 GOOD NEWS AND A WARNING At long last the fog applicator, so sorely needed on the Base, has arrived. Everyone is undoubtedly familiar with the antiquated, homemade affairs, which have been making such a valiant effort to control mosquitoes and other insect pests. The need for modern, more effective equipment has long been recognized; and was ordered several months ago, but was slow in materializing. The Saiitation Department is jubilant over this latest acquisition and promises fewer insect pests in the future. Warning: In the past, it has been observed that children, for some unknown reason, love to play in the fog as it is laid down. Parents are warned that this is exceedingly dangerous. This point cannot be too strongly stressed. When the machine is fogging, a constant temperature of 900o fahrenheit is maintained at the outlet. Do not allow your children to get closer than six (6) feet to the machine when it is operating. IT COULD BE FATAL! Adults too, are warned to stay away from the machine-it's a veritable "devil on wheels" and does not confine its lethal activity to the lower forms of animal life. The fog itself is not injurious to humans and no one should be afraid they will suffer no ill effects from the fog blowing around or through their quarters. The tremendous heat generated at the outlet is the danger point. (SEA)-The Marines at Quantico, Va., have acquired a new mascot through the generosity of a Lynchburg, Va., citizen. "King Arthur", a pedigreed English bulldog, registered with the American Kennel Club, was promptly renamed "Butch" by the Leathernecks. (SEA) -U. S. District Court Justices Alexander Holtzoff and Matthew F. McGuire are holders of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award for their contributions in modernizing naval court martial procedure and improving the administration of naval justice. U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 23 October 1948 COMMANDER E. L. ROBERTSON, JR., .RECEIVES ORDERS TO U. S. S. SALEM Commander E. L. Robertson, Jr., USN, Commanding Officer, U. S. Naval Station, has received orders to report for duty as Executive Officer aboard the heavy cruiser SALEM, now fitting-out at Quincy, Mass. Prior to reporting for this assignment, he will receive a three weeks' course in chemical warfare at Edgewater Arsenal in Maryland, and one Commander Edward L. Robertson, Jr., USN week's instruction in damage control at the Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia. Cdr. Robertson comes from a distinguished American family, his father having been a Justice of the Supreme Court of New York State, and _________________his mother, President of the Board NOTICE -The pictures of the of Education at Syracuse, N. Y. Bachelor Dinner which was held in He received his prep-school eduthe Grove Area outside the Naval cation at Andover, and graduated Operating Base Chapel on Wednesfrom the U. S. Naval Academy in day evening, 29 September 1948, the Class of 1931. He later attended will be on sale Sunday afternoon, the Torpedo School at Newport; the 17 October. Post Graduate School at Annapolis into study design engineering; and (SEA)-If all the conductors in was ordered to Europe for further the cables from an Iowa class batinstruction at the French Naval tleship were placed end to end, School of Marine Engineering and they would reach from NewfoundArchitecture; but World War II land to the British Isles, or from intervened and he served in an Denver, Col., to Philadelphia, apemergency capacity with the U. S. approximately 1,700 miles. (Continued on Page Three)

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Pactn Tw TH-E INDIAN Editorial Office, NOB Library -Phone 672 Saturday, 23 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-85, 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 Sunday, 24 October 1948, Naval Personnel will observe Navy Day Memorial Services throughout the Navy. In a sense, the observance of this day is in special memory for those who died for their country that others might live in peace. Navy Day is for those who are here today, who will guide this great Navy of ours to her unparalleled place in the destiny of the world. In the early days of the war it seemed that the forces of hell were turned loose on the world, a hard line of fighting ships turned the enemy's advance to complete defeat. But it was not the Navy, or the Marine Corps alone, nor our great armies but the ever present hand of the Almighty who showed these godless men that He is still the ruler and gave us Victory. The men who were in the thick of things in this last war, knew and could see God's hand working in the cause of the right. Men turned to God in battle in order to do the task before them. There they found strength greater than they had ever known, strength upon which to call in their time of great need. Now that the fighting is over, the Navy has not forgotten. Parents of sons in the service of the U. S. Navy may be assured that the moral and spiritual welfare of their son is and will continue to be a vital concern of the Navy. At sea and ashore religious services are held each Sunday for all denominations. The moral teachings and spiritual guidance of the homes are carried on, as they always will be throughout the Navy. Go to Church this Navy DaySunday 24 October. The Staff of the Indian joins the entire Naval Operating Base, in expressing sorrow at the recent untimely death of a shipmate, Robert E. Evans, Pipefitter First Class, U. S. Navy, formerly of Lapeer, Michigan, who passed away on October 14th while undergoing treatment at the U. S. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle L. Evans, and two small children, age 20 months and 5 months. Robert Evans reported on board the U. S. Naval Station for duty on 3 August 1948, and, during the short period of duty on the Naval Station, he became well known and well liked by all with whom he came in contact. Through the efforts of the Commander, Naval Operating Base, and the Commanding Officer, U. S. Naval Station, special arrangements were made for Mrs. Evans' return to the continental United States. The Navy Relief Society met Mrs. Evans and her two children upon their arrival in the United States to insure her comfort. In addition, special authority had been requested and had been approved by the Chief of Naval Personnel for Mrs. Evans and family to utilize commercial air transportation from Washington, D. C. to her home, Lapeer, Mich. As a token of the high esteem held for Robert E. Evans, his shipmates, by a spontaneous contribution, presented Mrs. Evans with approximately fifteen h u n d r e d ($1,500.00) dollars. Heartfelt sympathy is expressed for Mrs. Evans and family for the loss of a husband, a father, and a shipmate. Chaplain Carl A. Herold, Catholic Chaplain aboard the Naval Operating Base said two Masses for Robert E. Evans. Thursday afternoon prayers were offered for the deceased at the request of Mrs. Evans which was attended by Evans' shipmates. Friday morning a Mass was requested by Mrs. Evans and a Mass was said Saturday morning at the request of the USS Gyatt, DD-712, Robert Evans' former ship. Chaplain Herold wishes to extend his sincere appreciation for the cooperation which was given to Mrs. Evans and himself. (SEA)-The Navy's new highspeed submarine, USS Tiru (SS 416), was commissioned at Mare Island Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif. The Tiru is the 24th submarine to be commissioned at the Mare Island yard and incorporates undersurface developments of World War II with those found in captured foreign submarines. CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Catholic Masses 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1745-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass 0750-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) Religion, the worship of God is an integral part of the Navy pattern of life. The Navy Department has made provisions for the religious needs of men and women of its personnel by supplying chaplains of all faiths to hold Divine services in Churches and Houses of worship. One of the purposes of the establishment of Navy Day is to emphasize the role of religion in the Navy. Divine worship of all faiths stress on Navy Day the importance of religion in the Naval establishment and offer to all a special opportunity to remember Naval personnel and their families in their prayers. Navy Day Sunday is an occasion when we should offer our deepest gratitude to God for His many blessings of security and peace and good living in behalf of ourselves and our families and for all those who are related in any way to the work and the life in the Navy. Navy Day Sunday this year, coincides with United Nations Day. The relationship between these two is not measured by a "single commemoration." The United Nations has come into existence by the efforts of enlightened peoples fighting against the forces of darkness and of hate that threaten the peace of the world. The United Nations is being forged, against many odds, into an instrument of peace and security for all, even for those fighting bitterly against it. It provides the Theans of peaceful settlement of international problems. Our Navy, a major power in the victory of the last war, has for its aim, the freedom of the seas, the security of America and of all peace-loving nations. Together, our Navy and the United Nations work for peace. They stand guard over the whole world's security. They are partners in this great cause. Our prayers and our acts of Divine Worship on 24 October should be for world peace obtained at any cost, with God's help and blessing so that security of living may come for all peoples. Carl A. Herold Catholic Chaplain 0 Pare Two THE INDIAN

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THE INDIAN Pare Three TRAGRP TRIVIALS Passing Parade ..Our "1 for 26" man "Ex-Ifead Swine" McAndrew, suddenly discovered the merits of recuperation and has checked out a bed in Ward "B" for a couple of weeks ...another "patient" is our star kegler Engle ...to each we wish a speedy recovery ...and a stronger return to active combat. Another of the TraGrp Shipriders (Chief Gunner Breedlove) is experiencing the inconvenience of checking out as he makes final preparations for departing to the USS Yellowstone for duty ...Adios and may we be shipmates again. Our Senior "Flyboy" Cdr. Patriarca is watching every mail for his orders. That "eggblue station wagon" with the Conn. plates "Giny" belongs to our newest arrival ...Cdr. Allen who is relieving Cdr. Patriarca we note from his personality that he'll enjoy his tour of duty here .. and we'll enjoy having him with us. Idyl usings ...There's a story goin' around the Damage Control Department about the man with the two left feet ..a departing carrier made this gentleman a gift of a pair of flight deck shoes .. both lefts ..question is ...was it intentional ..and did they fit? We hear that BTC Harms finally got his bonus check ..on last report he was walking around the Base, bouncing his roll like a yo-yo and muttering "regulation boy ...regulation!" Still haven't seen the pictures of the five-foot shark Showalter allegedly caught. In a short but impressive ceremony last Saturday morning, Capt. H. D. McIntosh presented Cdr. L. H. Alford with the Army Distinguished Unit Emblem ...for service in the USS Isbel (PY-10) in defense of the Philippines. At the same ceremony, Lt. G. W. Abernathy accepted permanent commission as Chief Radio Electrician in the U. S. Navy. Our fledling yachtsmen ...Schimpf and Moskerintz claim that unless Showalter gets his "sailboat" shipshape they never can qualify. Who'd a thunk it .. Allen, YNC making an arrival inspection on the Worchester ... equipped with a standard shiprider's form (for yeomen) to wit .one fresh copy of the Papoose. Sport Thawts ...The TraGrp "White Hats" met the TraGrp "Chiefs" on the bowling alley last night and after allowing them to build up over confidence by winning the first game ...proceeded to teach them a lesson ..by taking the next two games and winning a total pin fall by 147 ...in two encounters they have split 4 points apiece ...suggest a playoff to settle the hotly contested dispute. Our claim to fame on the sports scene is our baseball team ... which has won 3 out of 4 games COMMANDER ROBERTSON (Continued from Page One) Embassy in Paris. Cdr. Robertson saw years of active duty aboard destroyers, and participated in Atlantic, Mediterranean, African and South Pacific actions. He came to this Base in March 1946 from two years' duty on the staff of Admiral R. E. Ingersoll, USN, Commander in Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet. During World War II, Cdr. Robertson was twice commended by Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, for distinguished service in destroyers and once by Commander in Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his contribution to anti-submarine warfare while on the Skaff of CinCLant. When Cdr. Robertson assumed his duties as Commanding Officer of the Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, March 1946, this Base was undergoing reorganization for peace-time activity. In December of that year, many scattered activities were incorporated into a unified Naval Station command. Through his efforts, many improvements were realized in the ensuing months. He was actively involved in the comprehensive housing program, in the improvements in the Fondas, and in many improvements in recreational facilities. He never has been too busy to have an interest in the affairs of our Cuban neighbors, and during the two major fires in June 1946 and March 1948 at Caimenera, he personally supervised fire-fighting activities and disaster relief for the striken community. In recognition of his services, the Cuban government awarded him the National Red Cross Order and Merit, rank of Knight Commander, and last month at impressive ceremonies in Santiago de Cuba, awarded him the Second Class Order of Naval Merit, with distinctive white, which is the highest honor that government can bestow upon an officer of a foreign country. Mrs. Robertson, known to her (Continued on Page Four) played, to tie the Marines for 1st place as of 20 October. Effective pitching by McCall aided by the single appearance of Femling has made this a team to beat. Their best game was with the NavSta which was truly a pitcher's duel, seeing 29 men go down via the "K" mark and the 3 hit pitching of McCall ...the final tally being 2 to 1. Wonder who is ahead in those weekly golf matches between Lt. (jg) Craig, Lt. (jg) Vasey, Ch. Torp. Thomas and Cdr. Nickerson?? ?? Ad Lib ..Overheard about one of the more enterprising "brownbaggers" ..."Brother, he's the type of a guy who would rate overnite liberty in a POW camp." How about it, Bowman? ? ? The stork came zooming in like a L B-29 and left four bundles for the nursery: Elynne Arline Greenwood born 6 October to MMC and Mrs. D. J. Greenwood, -Charles Salvatore NOTES Parks born 15 October to HMC and Mrs. C. S. Parks, Malcolm Wayne Newcomb born 19 October to BM2 and Mrs. L. M. Newcomb, and a bouncing baby boy to ACOM and Mrs. Edgar Hall which was born just as this paper went to press and we were unable to ascertain his name. A. 0. Mullins, CSC of the Commissary Department has posted a notice that he would like to start a boxing team. Any man attached to the hospital who is interested in learning the gentle art of fisticuffs is invited to see Chief Mullins in the Commissary Office. Welcome aboard to A. E. Hickerson, CS1 who reported in last week from Anacostia. JOINT USE OF FACILITIES On a recent visit to this Base, a medical representative of the Air Force stationed at Vernam Field, Jamaica, conferred with the Medical Department here regarding hospitalization of Air Force personnel. Investigation has shown that medical carewould be accomplished much quicker by sending patients to Guantanamo rather than to Puerto Rico or the Canal Zone. The U. S. Naval Hospital will admit any patient sent here from Vernam Field, and render any other medical aid possible. Major General Willis H. Hale, Commanding Officer, Caribbean Air Command, in a letter to Admiral Daniel E. Barbey, Commandant, 10th Naval District, has expressed his appreciation "for the medical assistance rendered to the Air Force by the Navy." Admiral Barbey to Admiral W. K. Phillips, Commander, Naval Operating Base has added his appreciation for "increased joint use of facilities between the Air Force and the Navy in the Caribbean Area." Admiral Phillips, too, has expressed satisfaction with this consolidation of facilities. The Medical Department of the Navy stands ready at all times to render aid and assistance where needed. Theirs is a long record of service during fire, flood and disaster, so medical aid to others than Naval personnel is nothing new to them. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo, though small and generally understaffed, welcomes this opportunity to be of service to their "brothers in arms," the Air Force, Vernam Field, Jamaica. THE INDIAN Page Three

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Pn~e Four THE INDIAN Otmo. Bay-21 Oct 48-2500. SLIPSTREAM In celebration of "Grito De Yara" one of Cuba's most important and significant National Holidays, a total of 13 visitors arrived from Santiago de Cuba, in six airplanes, and landed on McCalla Air Field, 11 October 1948 at 0830. Special permission for the aircraft to land was granted Ily the Secretary of the Navy. Heading the list of important personages visiting the Naval Operating Base was Mr. Martin Mazorra, Jr., who represented the Civilian Pilots Association, Santiago de Cuba. The visitors were most cordially greeted and welcomed by Captain A. L. Pleasants, Jr., USN, Chief of Staff, Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Cuba, and Captain W. 0. Gallery ,USN, Commanding Officer of the U. S. Naval Air Station. Ledr. A. H. Reid, USN, acted as escorting officer on a tour of the Naval Operating Base following which the visitors were entertained at a luncheon given in their honor at the Officers' Club. Prior to their departure at 1600, the visitors were conducted on a tour of VU-10 aircraft by Lt. W. J. Slone, USN, and Lt. D. W. Cox, Jr., USN. A literal interpretation of "Grito De Yara" would be "The Battle Cry of Yara". It derived its name from an incident occurring in 1868, in Yara, near Bayamo, when a small band of courageous Cubans lead by Carlos M. de Cespedes, a wealthy sugar plantation owner, made what it known as the first attempt to liberate Cuba from Spanish rule. Sh-h-h! Don't tell the kiddies but Xmas is coming. If you don't believe us, just visit any of the branches of the various Ship's Services. This year's variety of gifts at the NAS Branch is undoubtedly the biggest and best in its history. Its display rooms offer a wide selection of gifts we're sure will please the grownups as well as the kiddies. We hope you do your shopping early. Dependents-Worried about getting an Xmas tree? Well, don'tand for your info, no advance ordering is necessary as was required last year; at least that's the good word received from the office of the Ship's Store Ashore Officer. Incidentally, Lt. (jg) Hayden, Recreation Officer, has distributed a special questionnaire to all personnel attached to this as well as associate activities whose dependents are known to be occupying quarters on the Base. Object--preliminary planning in connection with the Annual Xmas Party given each year for the children. Approximately 20 new men reported for duty this past week. Welcome aboard to all. Greetings also to dependents of Lt. (jg) J. C. Raines; USN, Bowman, CSC; Wonderling, AC1; and Nelson, BMC. ADMINISTRATION BLDG. "QUE PASA" By Kit and Welsh Commander Spahr and "Kit" both returned from leave this week. Sure nice to see them back "in stride." "Kit" will probably have many fish stories to tell, and we will all be anxious to hear of Cdr. Spahr's experiences in Havana. It won't be long now 'til "Kit" will be leaving us for Stateside civilian life. Already, we see him looking through the mail order catalogues, in search of new civvies. Friday, a goodly share of the Administration Building yeomen left for a week-end in Kingston, Jamaica. "Jasper" Blair, Jamison and Welsh are due back Monday evening aboard the Utina, laden with souvenirs. This week, McCarthy and Boyles are looking mighty pleased and happy. We wonder if it couldn't possibly be that their wives just arrived! Welcome aboard to Gtmo. to both Mrs. Boyles and the three little ones, and Mrs. McCarthy. If McCarthy looks as though he has been through a major operation, don't you believe it! All those bandages and patches he is wearing around with him are directly a result from him trying his hand as Carpenter in fixing up his new home on West Bargo Point. Not that we don't approve of your cabinet making skill "Mac", but personally, you make a much better yeoman. The new shorthand class commenced on schedule, 15 minutes late, (Attention Ulmer) last Tuesday night, with a nice showing from the Ad. Bldg., and Marines. If any of you pick up your leave papers and it has scratching like Chinese on the back, you'll know it was only one of us practicing our shorthand. The fellow we mentioned in last week's column in connection with driving the Duty Officer's Jeep and getting stuck in the mud, claims he wasn't driving it. Claiming to the extent that he got a favorable decision at his Deck Court. His story ran that he was standing out in the middle of a muddy field looking for "Land Crabs" at 2 a. m. (or was it his shoes he was hunting) ? Conners, from the Disbursing Office informs us that the loss of a good man will be realized in the near future when "Mick" McGowan is transferred from the Disbursing Office to duty on board the USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD-713). Sincerely wish "Mick" good luck and many "hopes" for the future. By the way, who is "Hose-Nose" and "Hoolie-ay" ? (SEA)-There was no rank of admiral in the U. S. Navy ubtil July 1862. NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sun. 24 Oct. to Sat. 30 Oct. Sunday SMART WOMAN Constance Bennett Brian Aherne Monday DOCKS OF NEW ORLEANS Roland Winters John Gallaudet Tuesday THE OCTOBER MAN John Mills Joan Greenwood Wednesday WRECK OF THE HESPERUS Willard Parker Patricia White Thursday CAMPUS SLEUTH Freddie Stuart June Pressier Friday FURY OF FURNACE CREEK Victor Mature Coleen Grey Saturday LIGHTIN' IN THE FOREST Lynn Roberts Warren Douglas COMMANDER ROBERTSON (Continued from Page Three) friends as "Marty", is the daughter of Major General and Mrs. John B. Brooks, USA (Ret.), and the -grand-niece of Admiral Alfred T. Mahan, USN. Coming into the Navy with this background, she brought enthusiasm for Navy affairs, which has made her actively interested in church, school and club activities on this Base. She has opened her home to American andCuban officials and civilians whose duties brought them here. When they depart with their children, Ian and Lili, in the Pres. .Adams on 29 October, they will leave a place in our hearts which is difficult to fill. We all want to wish them "Bon Voyage", and we hope their new station will be as interesting as they anticipate. Cdr. Robertson will be relieved by Captain E. A. Taylor, USN, who will report aboard from Norfolk, Va., where he served as Commander Destroyer Flotilla Two. A sailor on leave in New York got a complimentary ticket to a Broadway musical. Entering the theatre, he was taken in tow by an usher who led him skyward, ramp by ramp to the top balcony where he stopped and pointed upward in the darkness. Said the usher, "You'll find your seat up there somewhere. This is as far as I can go. Above this level my nose begins to bleed." Beggar: "Excuse me, sir, but you gave me a counterfeit bill." Gentleman: "Keep it for your ;honesty, my good man." I THE' INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-21 Oct 48-2500. Page Four Page Four


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