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Vol. III, No. 40 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 13 November 1948


NAVY RELIEF AUXILIARY
NOW AT GTMO.

The Guantanamo. Bay Auxiliary of the Navy Relief Society has been fully commissioned and is ready to serve all Naval personnel and their dependents. Lieutenant Brannon, (Wave), was sent to Guantanamo from the Navy Relief Headquarters in Washington, D. C. to organize the Auxiliary here during the month of October. The various Boards and Committees have been selected and approved by The Commander, Naval Operating Base and are listed below. Officials of the Guantanamo Bay Auxiliary: Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, president; Captain H. D. McIntosh, executive vice president; Chaplain E. E. Bosserman, executive secretary; Mrs. H. I. Smith, chairman of Volunteer Women; Lt. Cdr. L. F. Washbourn, Jr., (SC), treasurer and Lieutenant J. H. Clary, (SC) assistant treasurer.
The Advisory Board: Captain W. 0. Gallery; Captain J. H. Robbins,
(MC); Colonel J. R. Lanigan; Captain E. A. Taylor; Chaplain C. A. Herold; H. E. Garver, PRC; A. 0. Mullins, HMC; Mrs. B. G. Cass; Mrs. P. H. Calvin. The Thrift Shop: Mrs. J. R. Lanigan, chairman.
The Navy Relief Society is established to serve all Naval personnel in times of financial emergency. (This emergency is not interpreted to cover the purchase of cars, furniture, engagement rings, etc.) The Executive Secretary, Chaplain Bosserman, will interview those who desire help and will recommend to the Board the action to be taken. The Navy Relief Officer is located in the North end of the Naval Operating Base Library. The telephone number is 672. Any questions concerning the auxiliary and its functions are invited.

NOTICE

Effective 0800, 12 November, the Disbursing Office will be mQved from the Naval Operating Base Administration building to the second deck of the Naval Supply Depot, Building '752. All business with the Disbursing Officer will be transacted at the new location.


BIKINI SHIPS SUNK SINCE
TEST BAKER
(SEA)-Sixty-four of the seventy-six surplus vessels used in the Bikini underwater atom bomb test on 25 July 1946 have been sunk. Nine of the ships were sunk as a direct result of the test and the remaining fifty-five were used as target vessels or sunk because the cost of decontaminating and repairing exceeded their scrap value. Of the twelve still afloat, nine have been completely decontaminated and four of them returned to service, one is being used as a radiological laboratory, and the other two, USS Pensacola (CA-24) and USS Hughes (DD-410), will be destroyed. Returned to service are the submarines USS Dentuda (SS335) and USS Parche (S-384), LCI (L) 549 and LCI (L) 615. The five ships remaining to be disposed of through the surplus program are the attack transports USS Bladen (APA 63), USS Cortland (APA75), USS Fillmore (APA-83), USS Geneva (APA-86) and USS Niagara (APA-87).

PLASTIC FOR BONE IS LATEST IN SURGERY
A new plastic has been found to be the most satisfactory substitute for human cartilage and bone in plastic surgery, it was announced recently by The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Tabbed polyethylene, this plastic was used by the Navy during the war to construct radar and other special electrical equipment.
At the King's County Hospital in New York, polyethylene has found a new peacetime use in the reconstruction of noses, jaws and even large portions of the human skull, according to a report by Doctor Leonard R. Rubin, Doctor Raymond H. Shapiro and Doctor George W. Robertson of the hospital's plastic surgery department.
Polyethylene was perfected commercially during -the war and its entire output went to the Navy. It is used commercially now in insulating coaxial cables for radar and television, and in ice cube trays, bathroom glasses, non-breakable bottles and containers.


THRIFT SHOP -TO BE
OPENED
A Thrift Shop under the auspices of the Navy Relief Auxiliary will open very soon in the building across from the Commissary Store where the Mechanical Dairy' was formerly housed.,
Mrs. J. R. Lanigan, Chairman of the Thrift Shop, is desirous for any ladies of the Base who are interested in helping with the Thrift Shop to contact her.
The Thrift Shop will serve the personnel of the Base by making available clothes, both children's and adult's, toys, furniture, etc., which people on the Base no longer have use for and have given them to the Thrift Shop. The returns from the sale of these items will be turned over to the Navy Relief Society.
The cooperation of all personnel is needed to make this worthy project a success.
ATTENTION, -ALL HANDS
Your attention is invited to Base Order No. 24-48 which directs that no more than two (2) persons including the driver may ride on a privately owned scooter which is not fitted with a side car. It further points out that carrying small children on scooters is unnecessarily hazardous and that under no circumstances will children be carried on scooters except by parents who thereby assume full responsibility. The provisions and require-ments of the above mentioned Base Order will be rigidly enforced.
PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT
DIRECTIVE ISSUED

(SEA)-A new directive governing assignment of enlisted naval persbnnel and the enlisted distribution responsibility of the various administrative commands afioat1on I ashore, appears as BuPers ( Ltr. 189-48 (NDB, 15 Oct.' 194" which cancels BuPersCir. Ltr. 1 4 (AS&SL, July-Dec. 1948). The new letter contains details of administrative distribution of personnel as assigned by BuPers to Pacific Fleet, Atlantic Fleet, continental shore activities and other activities.








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Editorial Office, NOB Library - Phone 672
Saturday, 13 November 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.

THE WEEK BEFORE
CHRISTMAS
'Twill be the week before Christmas
And throughout Gtmo. Bay, All hands will be heading
Toward Chapel Hill way. The mood will be merry
For the Carnival's there, The Church is the sponsor
So come to the fair.
There'll be games of chance
And refreshments too, If you care to prance
There'll be music too.
There'll be rides for the kiddies,
And then for you We'll raffle a scooter,
And gate prizes too.
So come one, come all
And help swell the till, With a spirit of peace
And to all men good will.

LETTER OF
APPRECIATION

October 3, 1948
Lapeer, Michigan Dear Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips,
I wish to express my deepest and sincere thanks to you and the officers and enlisted personnel of Guantanamo Bay for your kindness to us during this time of sorrow.
Words fail me, but from the bottom of my heart, I shall always remember your kindness toward me and my children.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Evans.

"That guy speaks three languages."
"Yeah, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Bronx."


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The home is some place more than a building wherein 'o hang your hat or where you can get three square meals each day or where you can rest your weary aching head and body after a busy day struggling to earn enough to keep a roof over your head. It is all these things and much more. It is a holy, sanctified place where people in a family, father, mother and children, all live together in mutual love and sympathy of one another and of God, supporting one another in virtue and goodness of life.
If members of a family in a home grow closer together because of their supernatural love of one another and of God, if they transform their natural love to a spiritual love wherein they see in one another the virtues, the goodness, and the sanctity of one another's soul and bodies, as children of God all, they will find that selfishness and disinterestedness will vanish like smoke in a breeze. There will be a real unity in the family, founded upon a solid foundation of unselfishness and deep respect for one another's personal dignity. Bringing God and God's love, searching for greatness and virtue in one another's person gives to the home an atmosphere of dignity that elevates the body and soul out of the simple petty cares and troubles of this world, guards the home from unpleasant bickering, quarreling, drunkedness, cursing and general disagreements.
It is indeed a pity if people put too much effort, too much stress in building up the temporal beauty of a home and forget to build up the spiritual wealth of their home. The home must possess a heart, not ,simply the human heart of the family bound together in a natural love, but a Divine heart, the Divine Heart of God which binds it together in a spiritual supernatural love. In whatever manner you build so shall the edifice manifest the builder. Whatever material you put into the home, so shall it be a demonstration of your own personality. One has but to walk into a home and stay for a few minutes to see how it has been constructed.
Carl A. Herold
Catholic Chaplain

1st Sailor: "I can't imagine what Joe does with his money. He was short yesterday and he's short again today."
2nd Sailor: "Is he trying to borrow from you?"
1st Sailor: "No, hang it! I'm trying to borrow from him."


CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY
Sunday, 14 November 1948 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 0980-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)


Latest entrants
in the baby paSPITA radeare: Judith
Ann Lindenborn born 5 November to AMC and Mrs.
L. R. Lindenborn; Edward Neff Rodman born 6 November to LCDR and Mrs. W. B.
Rodman, IV;
Wayne Gabriel Garn born 7 November to CSC and Mrs. H. L. Garn; Alice Winifred Smith born 8 November to BMC and Mrs. D. C. Smith; and a little baby girl born 10 November to BMC and Mrs. Talmadge Hughes.
Lt. Alice M. Rothermel, NC, USN has gone over, to Panama for a few days leave and recreation.
Lt. (jg) S. L. Moschella, MC, USN, reported in for duty this past week-end. Dr. Moschella comes to us from Philadelphia. Welcome to the Hospital family, Doctor, and we hope you will enjoy your tour in Gtmo.
DesRosier, HM3,,one of the- outstanding athletes and cartoonists at the Hospital for the past year, leaves today for the good old USA and separation from the Service. Good luck, DesRos and if things get too tough on "the outside" don't forget the Navy always serves three square meals a day.
A pedestrian had fallen into a
manhole and called for help. "Dear me," said a gentleman who happened along. "Have you fallen into that manhole?"
"Not at all," was the caustic reply, "I just happened to be down here when the street was put through and they built the pavement around me."

Said the Florida man, picking up a watermelon: "Is this the largest grapefruit you can grow, in these parts ?"
"Stop," cried the Californian, "you're crushing that cucumber!"


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The following awards were presented by Captain W. 0. Gallery, USN, Commanding Officer, U. S.
Naval Air Station, at a brief but impressive ceremony, immediately following Personnel Inspection, 6
November 1948:
Lieutenant Commander Andrew
Hudson Reid, USN, awarded the Air Medal for service as set forth
in the following Citation:
"For meritorious achievement in
aerial flight as Co-Pilot of a Bomber Plane in Patrol Squadron One Hundred-Two during operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands Area on December 10, 1941. When an enemy Task Force composed of heavy elements of the Japanese Fleet was sighted at daybreak proceeding on a course leading to the entrance of Manila Bay, Lieutenant
'\ Commander (then Lieutenant) Reid
participated in a flight which was directed to track the enemy ships until the arrival of a group of bombing planes. Skillfully carrying out his duties in the face of intense anti aircraft fire as well as aerial opposition and heavy bombardment of the main battery of the Task Force, he contributed materially to the success of the strike group in arriving at the position of the Task Force and to the effectiveness of the subsequent attack which resulted in severe damage to an enemy battleship and the diversion of hostile Task Force from carrying out its mission. His skill and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval
Service."
Robert A. Peterson, Chief Machinist's Mate, USN, awarded the A Navy and Marine Corps -Medal for
service as set forth in the following
Citation:
"For heroic conduct in rescuing
a civilian laborer at the Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, April 9, 1948. When the station fire department was called upon to rescue a civilian worker who had been overcome by gaseous fumes in the gasoline tank of a small vessel, Peterson voluntarily entered through a hatchway too small to permit him to wear his gas mask and descended to the bottom of the ladder where he replaced his breathing apparatus. Locating the victim lying unconscious and helpless in a compartment filled with highly injurious gasoline fumes, he applied a life-line to his waist, dragged him to the ladder and lifting him up bodily as far as possible to permit the firemen to take hold of the line and drag him through the hatch, again removed his mask and made his own exit. Suffering gasoline burns and numerous other ill effects from the fumes while effecting the resuce, Peterson, by his
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AD. BUILDING QUE PASA

Kitchen is due to leave us in a month or so for discharge, but I hear that it won't be for long. Rumor has it that he may be going to be gone only a couple of months, and then he will be heading back to Gtmo. all outfitted in civilian clothes, and ready to work as a civilian. I will sure be glad to see him leave, (no offense), as I'll only have a couple of months to do after he is discharged. Blair will be brushing the "coral dust" of Gtmo. off his shoes for the last time pretty soon too.
Welsh moved the housing office topside recently, and likes it fine, but it didn't take the fellas wanting a house 'long to find the new location. He still keeps busy with phone calls of "Have I moved up any on the Housing List?"
The entire administration building is undergoing a "face lifting" which is now in progress. The new paint job is a very light ivory wall and ceiling and a light tan border around the lower parts of the walls. Confusion seems to be at a minimum, but I think we will all be glad when it is finished, and back to normal.
I am informed through the grapevine channel that Boyles, YN1, who is now in charge of officers' records, Will be competing for that step up to Chief in December. Here's wishing you good luckChief! You may need it from the results of the last fleet exams.

THE -LITTLE THEATER

Marine Site Three is humming with activity these evenings as the Little Theatre Group rehearses for it's first production, Arsenic and Old Lace. The stage is built, the prop committee hard at work with hammers and paint, the lines learned, and under the capable direction of Mrs. A. H. Reid, a solid success seems assured.
Just as predicted, Guantanamo is rici in talent. To give you a hint of the good entertainment in the offing, imagine a character more sinister than Boris Karloff. You will see one in Dave Horton, who gives a bloodcurdling performance as Jonathon in the Little Theatre play. Mrs. John Metzger and Sue Chaffin are excellent as the two-arsenicminded old ladies. And be prepared to split your Sides at Lt. Cdr. ,Reid's interpretation of Teddy, the wacky brother, who digs canal locks in his basement.
As you know, the play is a comedy-mystery, and the Guantanamo actors and actresses are on their way to presenting you with a smooth, almost professional performance. When Arsenic and Old Lace opens on the seventh of December to run for four successive nights.


TRAGRP TRIVIALS
Passing Parade ... The Hospital finally released three of our men back to duty and we were glad to welcome them back into the folds . . . the three were Engle, DDC; Adams, RD1 and Angela, SA. On the other side of the ledger we lost a couple of men, one of which happened to be our hard working catcher, Schimpf, RD3 .... his loss will probably put new hope intq the baseball picture for other teams � . . our other loss was Percival of the Communications Department. Our Ambassador of Good Will, Commander Patriarca (aviator), breathed a sigh of relief the other day when his long vigil sweatin' his orders out was ended ... he'll be going to NAS, Pensacola, Fla. for duty . . . to him we can truly say "Adios, Amigos" and may we be shipmates again.
Idyl Musings . . . A week ago Thursday, a surprise birthday party was thrown for the old goat of the TraGfp . . . he was seen jumping around like a teenager . . . BUT the next morning every one of his thirty-eight years were showing . . . many happy returns of the years, Lt. Wood. About a week ago, Johnson, RM1, and several others planned a big fishing party, after begging, borrowing, or ... they finally got ready to set off . . . only to find that their organizer was forced to miss the trip
-had the duty by request . . . final tally of the catch found Huffman with the one that usually gets away from "Ski" . . . the biggest. Walton, BTC, says, "gotta reduce, these extra pounds is interfering with my social life" . . . while Lt. (jg) Wagner claims "His social life is interfering with his diet.. wot goes? Ellis', MMC, method of growing watermelon seems to be payin' off ... should be eatin' stuff in about two weeks . .. bring your own fork, sez Ellis.
Sport Thawts . . . That Officer's and CPO (better should be forgotten) bowling match was rolled off last week. Paced by "Lucky" Scott and the practically precision bowling of all members of the Officer's team got off to a fast start and took the first game by some 197 pins (whew) . . . the second game saw the CPOs edging odt by five pins . . . and the third went to the Officers . . . turkeys and black marks covered the Officers' sheets while the CPOs graciously acknowledged the instructions they were being given. The CPOs begged off with the excuse 'that they all sprained their thumbs in training and demanding a return engagement ... after they whip five new men together. . . 'nuff said.
Evidently the lay off didn't dull the edges of the baseball tear ... in their last game they held batting practice at the Hospital's expense,
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Q. 1. By what monikers are the following pro football teams known: Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buffalo and Brooklyn ?
Q. 2. Which major league baseball players carry the following tags: "Lippy," "Pops," "Flash," "Louie" and "Fireman"?
Q. 3. What horse is the holder of the all-time high in purse winnings ?
Q. 4. What musical celebrity is recognized as one of the finest speedboat pilots in the sport, yet couldn't win a race of any consequence from 1935 to 1946 ? Q. 5. What is the name of a former member of the Air Forces who
-holds the National Inter-scholastic mile run record?
A. 1. Steelers, Dons, Forty-Niners, Bisons and Dodgers. A. 2. Leo Durocher, Bill McKechnie, Joe Gordon, Lou Boudreau, Hugh Casey.
A. 3. In seven years of racing, Stumie won $911,335. A. 4. Bandleader Guy Lombardo. A. 5. Louis Zamperini, 4:21.2, Torrance High School, L. A. Calif.
NAVY DEPENDENTS MAY GO TO OTHER HOSPITALS

(SEA)-Medical care at Army and Air Force hospitals and dispensaries hag been made available to dependents of Navy, Marine Corps personnel on active duty, provided no naval medical facilities are rea-sonably available in the area. Similarly, naval hospitals are authorized to attend to dependents of active Army and Air Force personnel.
AlNavSta 24-48, which announces the integration of medical services for dependents, lists the "in patient" charge for dependents of all armed force$ personnel as $1.75 per day. No charge is made for "outpatient" treatment.
The defendant acknowledged that he hadn't spoken to his wife in five years, and the judge put in a question.
"What explanation have you!" he asked severely.
"Your Honor" replied the husband, "I didn't want to interrupt her."
SN: "We're going to give the bride a shower."
Chief: "Count me in. I'll bring the soap."


FOR THOSE MEN WHO STAY OUT OVER 30 DAYS

'Reenlistment in the regular Navy of qualified male personnel who remained separated longer than 30 days will be made by Navy recruiting stations only.
This change is made by AlNav 66 (NDB, 15 October 1948) which, to comply with certain provisions of the Selective Service Act of 1948, modifies BuPers Cir. Letter 141 (AS&SL, July-December 1947) and cancels AlNav 187 (AS&SL, July-December 1947).
BuPers Circ. Letter 141-47, prior to modification, said that after 30 days and within three months after discharge, personnel discharged from 'the regular Navy with an honorable discharge (NavPers 660), general discharge (NavPers 661) or under honorable conditions, discharge certificate (NavPers 661) could reenlist on board any ship or shore activity.
The cancelled AlNav' 187-47 had provided that former members of the regular Navy, Naval Reserve, and former USN inductees honorably discharged, who had service in those categories during World War II and who reside outside the continental limits of the United States, might apply for enlistment or reenlistment in the regular Navy on board any United States Navy ship or to any regular Navy activity fully equipped with messing and berthing facilities and qualified to conduct physical examinations and process enlistment papers.
Personnel reenlisting at Navy recruiting stations after 30 days' separation, will be made available for general assignment.

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taking the game by a score of 18 to 1 in seven innings. Led by the usual standout pitching of McCall who sent 16 men down via the "K" mark and McSaveny's five hits, the team was hard to beat. -Three runs in the first ... one run each in the next four innings and nine runs in the sixth . . . indicated that the team was hitting at will. However, don't think that the Hospital team wasn't playing ball . . . jus' that we got the breaks . .. hope all the rest of the games are as well played. Like to wish all the snake killers from the TraGrp playing in the Golf Match luck.
The quack was selling elixir which he declared would make men 'live to a great age. "Look at me," he shouted. "Hale and hearty and I'm almost 300 years old." "Is he really as old as that?" asked a listener of the youthful assistant.
"I can't rightfully say," replied the assistant, "I've only worked for him a hundred years."


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personal courage and unselfish action, saved the life of another. His gallantry reflects the highest credit upon the United States Naval Service."
Following the presentation of the awards, the Commanding Officer read Letters of Appreciation received recently from the Chief of Naval Air Reserve Training; CO, Marine Fighter Squadron 461; CO, Aircraft Development Squadron Four; and CO, NAS, Dallas, Texas; for the services and many courtesies rendered Squadrons, and Reserve Squadrons, by the Naval Air Station while they were in this area.

AIN'T IT THE TRUTH?

"This man is very ill," said the nurse as the doctor bent over the
writhing patient.
"Where do you hurt, son?" asked the doctor gently.
"There is a sharp pain and smothering in my chest and pain is shooting down my arm," gasped the patient.
"Tsk, tsk, too bad," said the doctor, "probably an acute coronary with complications."
"Do you hurt anywhere else?" he asked.
"Yes," sobbed the patient, "I have a splitting headache and my eyes are blurred!"
"Terrible, terrible," sympathized the doctor, "I fear you have a brain tumor --do you hurt anywhere else?"
"Heavens, yes!" cried the patient, "my stomach is on fire and feels as though hot lead were running around inside me!"
"How horrible " murmured the doctor, "all the symptoms of internal hemorrhage and now, he is going into shock!"
"Measures must be taken instantly!" he cried to the nurse, "put this man on the critical list, break out a special watch, break out the operating crew, call the chief surgeon- quick! Bring morphine, atrophine, coramine, intraveinous set, find some blood donors, put an ice cap on his stomach, and prepare for immediate surgery!"
"Immediately, doctor," responded the nurse, "do you want to admit this corpsman to the medical or surgical ward?"
"Corpsman-er-corpsman, did you say?"
"Yes, doctor, one of my corpsmen and I demand a relief for him before I let him turn in on the sick list."
"That won't be necessary," said the doctor, "he probably just has a hangover-give him a couple of aspirins and put him to work-theres lots to be done today."


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0 ___iaa Vol. III, No. 40 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 13 November 1948 NAVY RELIEF AUXILIARY NOW AT GTMO. The Guantanamo Bay Auxiliary of the Navy Relief Society has been fully commissioned and is ready to serve all Naval personnel and their dependents. Lieutenant Brannon, (Wave), was sent to Guantanamo from the Navy Relief Headquarters in Washington, D. C. to organize the Auxiliary here during the month of October. The various Boards and Committees have been selected and approved by The Commander, Naval Operating Base and are listed below. Officials of the Guantanamo Bay Auxiliary: Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, president; Captain H. D. McIntosh, executive vice president; Chaplain E. E. Bosserman, executive secretary; Mrs. H. I. Smith, chairman of Volunteer Women; Lt. Cdr. L. F. WashbourneJr., (SC), treasurer and Lieutenant J. H. Clary, (SC) assistant treasurer. The Advisory Board: Captain W. 0. Gallery; Captain J. H. Robbins, (MC); Colonel J. R. Lanigan; Captain E. A. Taylor; Chaplain C. A. Herold; H. E. Garver, PRC; A. 0. Mullins, HMC; Mrs. B. G. Cass; Mrs. P. H. Calvin. The Thrift Shop: Mrs. J. R. Lanigan, chairman. The Navy Relief Society is established to serve all Naval personnel in times of financial emergency. (This emergency is not interpreted to cover the purchase of cars, furniture, engagement rings, etc.) The Executive Secretary, Chaplain Bosserman, will interview those who desire help and will recommend to the Board the action to be taken. The Navy Relief Officer is located in the North end of the Naval Operating Base Library. The telephone number is 672. Any questions concerning the auxiliary and its functions are invited. NOTICE Effective 0800, 12 November, the Disbursing Office will be moved from the Naval Operating Base Administration building to the second deck of the Naval Supply Depot, Building 752. All business with the Disbursing Officer will be transacted at the new location. BIKINI SHIPS SUNK SINCE TEST BAKER (SEA)-Sixty-four of the seventy-six surplus vessels used in the Bikini underwater atom bomb test on 25 July 1946 have been sunk. Nine of the ships were sunk as a direct result of the test and the remaining fifty-five were used as target vessels or sunk because the cost of decontaminating and repairing exceeded their scrap value. Of the twelve still afloat, nine have been completely decontaminated and four of them returned to service, one is being used as a radiological laboratory, and the other two, USS Pensacola (CA-24) and USS Hughes (DD-410), will be destroyed. Returned to service are the submarines USS Dentuda (SS335) and USS Parche (S-384), LCI (L) 549 and LCI (L) 615. The five ships remaining to be disposed of through the surplus program are the attack transports USS Bladen (APA 63), USS Cortland (APA75), USS Fillmore (APA-83), USS Geneva (APA-86) and USS Niagara (APA-87). PLASTIC FOR BONE IS LATEST IN SURGERY A new plastic has been found to be the most satisfactory substitute for human cartilage and bone in plastic surgery, it was announced recently by The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Tabbed polyethylene, this plastic was used by the Navy during the war to construct radar and other special electrical equipment. At the King's County Hospital in New York, polyethylene has found a new peacetime use in the reconstruction of noses, jaws and even large portions of the human skull, according to a report by Doctor Leonard R. Rubin, Doctor Raymond H. Shapiro and Doctor George W. Robertson of the hospital's plastic surgery department. Polyethylene was perfected commercially during -the war and its entire output went to the Navy. It is used commercially now in insulating coaxial cables for radar and television, and in ice cube trays, bathroom glasses, non-breakable bottles and containers. THRIFT SHOP TO BE OPENED A Thrift Shop under the auspices of the Navy Relief Auxiliary will open very soon in the building across from the Commissary Store where the Mechanical Dairy was formerly housed. Mrs. J. R. Lanigan, Chairman of the Thrift Shop, is desirous for any ladies of the Base who are interested in helping with the Thrift Shop to contact her. The Thrift Shop will serve the personnel of the Base by making available clothes, both children's and adult's, toys, furniture, etc., which people on the Base no longer have use for and have given them to the Thrift Shop. The returns from the sale of these items will be turned over to the Navy Relief Society. The cooperation of all personnel is needed to make this worthy project a success. ATTENTION, -ALL HANDS Your attention is invited to Base Order No. 24-48 which directs that no more than two (2) persons including the driver may ride on a privately owned scooter which is not fitted with a side car. It further points out that carrying small children on scooters is unnecessarily hazardous and that under no circumstances will children be carried on scooters except by parents who thereby assume full responsibility. The provisions and requirements of the above mentioned Base Order will be rigidly enforced. PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT DIRECTIVE ISSUED (SEA)-A new directive governing assignment of enlisted naval personnel and the enlisted distribution responsibility of the various administrative commands afloat-s'n I ashore, appears as BuPers ( Ltr. 189-48 (NDB, 15 Oct. 194 which cancels BuPers Cir. Ltr. 1 1 (AS&SL, July-Dec. 1948). The new letter contains details of administrative distribution of personnel as assigned by BuPers to Pacific Fleet, Atlantic Fleet, continental shore activities and other activities.

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Page TwoTHE INDIAN Editorial Office, NOB Library -Phone 672 Saturday; 13 November 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. THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS 'Twill be the week before Christmas And throughout Gtmo. Bay, All hands will be heading Toward Chapel Hill way. The mood will be merry For the Carnival's there, The Church is the sponsor So come to the fair. There'll be games of chance And refreshments too, If you care to prance There'll be music too. There'll be rides for the kiddies, And then for you We'll raffle a scooter, And gate prizes too. So come one, come all And help swell the till, With a spirit of peace And to all men good will. LETTER OF APPRECIATION October 3, 1948 Lapeer, Michigan Dear Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, I wish to express my deepest and sincere thanks to you and the officers and enlisted personnel of Guantanamo Bay for your kindness to us during this time of sorrow. Words fail me, but from the bottom of my heart, I shall always remember your kindness toward me and my children. Sincerely, Mrs. Evans. "That guy speaks three languages." "Yeah, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Bronx." CHAPLAIt 1 CORNER The home is some place more than a building wherein to hang your hat or where you can get three square meals each day or where you can rest your weary aching head and body after a busy day struggling to earn enough to keep a roof over your head. It is all these things and much more. It is a holy, sanctified place where people in a family, father, mother and children, all live together in mutual love and sympathy of one another and of God, supporting one another in virtue and goodness of life. If members of a family in a home grow closer together because of their supernatural love of one another and of God, if they transform their natural love to a spiritual love wherein they see in one another the virtues, the goodness, and the sanctity of one another's soul and bodies, as children of God all, they will find that selfishness and disinterestedness will vanish like smoke in a breeze. There will be a real unity in the family, founded upon a solid foundation of unselfishness and deep respect for one another's personal dignity. Bringing God and God's love, searching for greatness and virtue in one another's person gives to the home an atmosphere of dignity that elevates the body and soul out of the simple petty cares and troubles of this world, guards the home from unpleasant bickering, quarreling, drunkedness, cursing and general disagreements. It is indeed a pity if people put too much effort, too much stress in building up the temporal beauty of a home and forget to build up the spiritual wealth of their home. The home must possess a heart, not simply the human heart of the family bound together in a natural love, but a Divine heart, the Divine Heart of God which binds it together in a spiritual supernatural love. In whatever manner you build so shall the edifice manifest the builder. Whatever material you put into the home, so shall it be a demonstration of your own personality. One has but to walk into a home and stay for a few minutes to see how it has been constructed. Carl A. Herold Catholic Chaplain 1st Sailor: "I can't imagine what Joe does with his money. He was short yesterday and he's short again today." 2nd Sailor: "Is he trying to borrow from you?" 1st Sailor: "No, hang it! I'm trying to borrow from him." CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Sunday, 14 November 1948 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) Latest entrants JS in the baby parade are: Judith Ann Lindenborn born 5 November to AMC and Mrs. L. R. Lindenborn; Edward Neff Rodman born 6 November to LCDR and Mrs. W. B. Rodman, IV; Wayne Gabriel Garn born 7 November to CSC and Mrs. H. L. Garn; Alice Winifred Smith born 8 November to BMC and Mrs. D. C. Smith; and a little baby girl born 10 November to BMC and Mrs. Talmadge Hughes. Lt. Alice M. Rothermel, NC, USN has gone over, to Panama for a few days leave and recreation. Lt. (jg) S. L. Moschella, MC, USN, reported in for duty this past week-end. Dr. Moschella comes to us from Philadelphia. Welcome to the Hospital family, Doctor, and we hope you will enjoy your tour in Gtmo. DesRosier, HM3, one of theoutstanding athletes and cartoonists at the Hospital for the past year, leaves today for the good old USA and separation from the Service. Good luck, DesRos and if things get too tough on "the outside" don't forget the Navy always serves three square meals a day. A pedestrian had fallen into a manhole and called for help. "Dear me," said a gentleman who happened along. "Have you fallen into that manhole?" "Not at all," was the caustic reply, "I just happened to be down here when the street was put through and they built the pavement around me." Said the Florida man, picking up a watermelon: "Is this the largest grapefruit you can grow in these parts ?" "Stop," cried the Californian. "you're crushing that cucumber!" 9 Pace Two THE INDIAN

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THE INDIAN Pw he NAS SLIPSTREAM The following awards were presented by Captain W. 0. Gallery, USN, Commanding Officer, U. S. Naval Air Station, at a brief but impressive ceremony, immediately following Personnel Inspection, 6 November 1948: Lieutenant Commander Andrew Hudson Reid, USN, awarded the Air Medal for service as set forth in the following Citation: "For meritorious achievement in aerial flight as Co-Pilot of a Bomber Plane in Patrol Squadron One Hundred-Two during operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands Area on December 10, 1941. When an enemy Task Force composed of heavy elements of the Japanese Fleet was sighted at daybreak proceeding on a course leading to the entrance of Manila Bay, Lieutenant Commander (then Lieutenant) Reid participated in a flight which was directed to track the enemy ships until the arrival of a group of bombing planes. Skillfully carrying out his duties in the face of intense anti aircraft fire as well as aerial opposition and heavy bombardment of the main battery of the Task Force, he contributed materially to the success of the strike group in arriving at the position of the Task Force and to the effectiveness of the subsequent attack which resulted in severe damage to an enemy battleship and the diversion of hostile Task Force from carrying out its mission. His skill and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." Robert A. Peterson, Chief Machinist's Mate, USN, awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for service as set forth in the following Citation: "For heroic conduct in rescuing a civilian laborer at the Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, April 9, 1948. When the station fire department was called upon to rescue a civilian worker who had been overcome by gaseous fumes in the gasoline tank of a small vessel, Peterson voluntarily entered through a hatchway too small to permit him to wear his gas mask and descended to the bottom of the ladder where he replaced his breathing apparatus. Locating the victim lying unconscious and helpless in a compartment filled with highly injurious gasoline fumes, he applied a life-line to his waist, dragged him to the ladder and lifting him up bodily as far as possible to permit the firemen to take hold of the line and drag him through the hatch, again removed his mask and made his own exit. Suffering gasoline burns and numerous other ill effects from the fumes while effecting the resuce, Peterson, by his (Continued on Page Four) AD. BUILDING QUE PASA Kitchen is due to leave us in a month or so for discharge, but I hear that it won't be for long. Rumor has it that he may be going to be gone only a couple of months, and then he will be heading back to Gtmo. all outfitted in civilian clothes, and ready to work as a civilian. I will sure be glad to see him leave, (no offense), as I'll only have a couple of months to do after he is discharged. Blair will be brushing the "coral dust" of Gtmo. off his shoes for the last time pretty soon too. Welsh moved the housing office topside recently, and likes it fine, but it didn't take the fellas wanting a house long to find the new location. He still keeps busy with phone calls of "Have I moved up any on the Housing List?" The entire administration building is undergoing a "face lifting" which is now in progress. The new paint job is a very light ivory wall and ceiling and a light tan border around the lower parts of the walls. Confusion seems to be at a minimum, but I think we will all be glad when it is finished, and back to normal. I am informed through the grapevine channel that Boyles, YN1, who is now in charge of officers' records, will be competing for that step up to Chief in December. Here's wishing you good luck Chief! You may need it from the results of the last fleet exams. THE LITTLE THEATER Marine Site Three is humming with activity these evenings as the Little Theatre Group rehearses for it's first production, Arsenic and Old Lace. The stage is built, the prop committee hard at work with hammers and paint, the lines learned, and under the capable direction of Mrs. A. H. Reid, a solid success seems assured. Just as predicted, Guantanamo is rich in talent. To give you a hint of the good entertainment in the offing, imagine a character more sinister than Boris Karloff. You will see one in Dave Horton, who gives a bloodcurdling performance as Jonathon in the Little Theatre play. Mrs. John Metzger and Sue Chaffin are excellent as the two-arsenicminded old ladies. And be prepared to split your sides at Lt. Cdr. Reid's interpretation of Teddy, the wacky brother, who digs canal locks in his basement. As you know, the play is a comedy-mystery, and the Guantanamo actors and actresses are on their way to presenting you with a smooth, almost professional performance. When Arsenic and Old Lace opens on the seventh of December to run for four successive nights. TRAGRP TRIVIALS Passing Parade ...The Hospital finally released three of our men back to duty and we were glad to welcome them back into the folds the three were Engle, DDC; Adams, RD1 and Angela, SA. On the other side of the ledger we lost a couple of men, one of which happened to be our hard working catcher, Schimpf, RD3 ...his loss will probably put new hope intq the baseball picture for other teams ...our other loss was Percival of the Communications Department. Our Ambassador of Good Will, Commander Patriarca (aviator), breathed a sigh of relief the other day when his long vigil sweatin' his orders out was ended .he'll be going to NAS, Pensacola, Fla. for duty ...to him we can truly say "Adios, Amigos" and may we be shipmates again. Idyl Musings ...A week ago Thursday, a surprise birthday party was thrown for the old goat of the TraGrp ...he was seen jumping around like a teenager ... BUT the next morning every one of his thirty-eight years were showing ...many happy returns of the years, Lt. Wood. About a week ago, Johnson, RM1, and several others planned a big fishing party, after begging, borrowing, or ...they finally got ready to set off ...only to find that their organizer was forced to miss the trip -had the duty by request final tally of the catch found Huffman with the one that usually gets away from "Ski" ...the biggest. Walton, BTC, says, "gotta reduce, these extra pounds is interfering with my social life" ...while Lt. (jg) Wagner claims "His social life is interfering with his diet wot goes? Ellis', MMC, method of growing watermelon seems to be payin' off .should be eatin' stuff in about two weeks ...bring your own fork, sez Ellis. Sport Thawts ...That Officer's and CPO (better should be forgotten) bowling match was rolled off last week. Paced by "Lucky" Scott and the practically precision bowling of all members of the Officer's team got off to a fast start and took the first game by some 197 pins (whew) ...the second game saw the CPOs edging out by five pins ...and the third went to the Officers ..turkeys and black marks covered the Officers' sheets while the CPOs graciously acknowledged the instructions they were being given. The CPOs begged off with the excuse that they all sprained their thumbs in training and demanding a return engagement ...after they whip five new men together .'nuff said. Evidently the lay off didn't dull the edges of the baseball team in their last game they held batting practice at the Hospital's expense, (Continued on Page Four) THE INDIAN Page Three

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Page Four THE INDIAN Gtnio. Bay--li Nov 48-2500. B1OXN Q. 1. By what monikers are the following pro football teams known: Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buffalo and Brooklyn? Q. 2. Which major league baseball players carry the following tags: "Lippy," "Pops," "Flash," "Louie" and "Fireman"? Q. 3. What horse is the holder of the all-time high in purse winnings ? Q. 4. What musical celebrity is recognized as one of the finest speedboat pilots in the sport, yet couldn't win a race of any consequence from 1935 to 1946? Q. 5. What is the name of a former member of the Air Forces who holds the National Inter-scholastic mile run record? A. 1. Steelers, Dons, Forty-Niners, Bisons and Dodgers. A. 2. Leo Durocher, Bill McKechnie, Joe Gordon, Lou Boudreau, Hugh Casey. A. 3. In seven years of racing, Stumie won $911,335. A. 4. Bandleader Guy Lombardo. A. 5. Louis Zamperini, 4:21.2, Torrance High School, L. A. Calif. NAVY DEPENDENTS MAY GO TO OTHER HOSPITALS (SEA)-Medical care at Army and Air Force hospitals and dispensaries has been made available to dependents of Navy, Marine Corps personnel on active duty, provided no naval medical facilities are reasonably available in the area. Similarly, naval hospitals are authorized to attend to dependents of active Army and Air Force personnel. AINavSta 24-48, which announces the integration of medical services for dependents, lists the "in patient" charge for dependents of all armed forces personnel as $1.75 per day. No charge is made for "outpatient" treatment. The defendant acknowledged that he hadn't spoken to his wife in five years, and the judge put in a question. "What explanation have you!" he asked severely. "Your Honor" replied the husband, "I didn't want to interrupt her." SN: "We're going to give the bride a shower." Chief: "Count me in. I'll bring the soap." FOR THOSE MEN WHO STAY OUT OVER 30 DAYS Reenlistment in the regular Navy of qualified male personnel who remained separated longer than 30 days will be made by Navy recruiting stations only. This change is made by AlNav 66 (NDB, 15 October 1948) which, to comply with certain provisions of the Selective Service Act of 1948, modifies BuPers Cir. Letter 141 (AS&SL, July-December 1947) and cancels AlNav 187 (AS&SL, July-December 1947). BuPers Cire. Letter 141-47, prior to modification, said that after 30 days and within three months after discharge, personnel discharged from the regular Navy with an honorable discharge (NavPers 660), general discharge (NavPers 661) or under honorable conditions discharge certificate (NavPers 661) could reenlist on board any ship or shore activity. The cancelled AlNav 187-47 had provided that. former members of the regular Navy, Naval Reserve, and former USN inductees honorably discharged, who had service in those categories during World War II and who reside outside the continental limits of the United States, might apply for enlistment or reenlistment in the regular Navy on board any United States Navy ship or to any regular Navy activity fully equipped with messing and berthing facilities and qualified to conduct physical examinations and process enlistment papers. Personnel reenlisting at Navy recruiting stations after 30 days' separation, will be made available for general assignment. TRAGRP TRIVIALS (Continued from Page Three) taking the game by a score of 18 to 1 in seven innings. Led by the usual standout pitching of McCall who sent 16 men down via the "K" mark and McSaveny's five hits, the team was hard to beat. Three runs in the first ...one run each in the next four innings and nine runs in the sixth ..indicated that the team was hitting at will. However, don't think that the Hospital team wasn't playing ball ...jus' that we got the breaks ...hope all the rest of the games are as well played. Like to wish all the snake killers from the TraGrp playing in the Golf Match luck. The quack was selling elixir which he declared would make men live to a great age. "Look at me," he shouted. "Hale and hearty and I'm almost 300 years old." "Is he really as old as that?" asked a listener of the youthful assistant. "I can't rightfully say," replied the assistant, "I've only worked for him a hundred years." NAS SLIPSTREAM (Continued on Page Two) personal courage and unselfish action, saved the life of another. His gallantry reflects the highest credit upon the United States Naval Service." Following the presentation of the awards, the Commanding Officer read Letters of Appreciation received recently from the Chief of Naval Air Reserve Training; CO, Marine Fighter Squadron 461; CO, Aircraft Development Squadron Four; and CO, NAS, Dallas, Texas; for the services and many courtesies rendered Squadrons, and Reserve Squadrons, by the Naval Air Station while they were in this area. AIN'T IT THE TRUTH? "This man is very ill," said the nurse as the doctor bent over the writhing patient. "Where do you hurt, son?" asked the doctor gently. "There is a sharp pain and smothering in my chest and pain is shooting down my arm," gasped the patient. "Tsk, tsk, too bad," said the doctor, "probably an acute coronary with complications." "Do you hurt anywhere else?" he asked. "Yes," sobbed the patient, "I have a splitting headache and my eyes are blurred!" "Terrible, terrible," sympathized the doctor, "I fear you have a brain tumor -do you hurt anywhere else?" "Heavens, eyes!" cried the patient, "my stomach is on fire and feels as though hot lead were running around inside me!" "How horrible murmured the doctor, "all the symptoms of internal hemorrhage and now, he is going into shock!" "Measures must be taken instantly!" he cried to the nurse, "put this man on the critical list, break out a special watch, break out the operating crew, call the chief surgeon -quick! Bring morphine, atrophine, coramine, intraveinous set, find some blood donors, put an ice cap on his stomach, and prepare for immediate surgery!" "Immediately, doctor," responded the nurse, "do you want to admit this corpsman to the medical or surgical ward?" "Corpsman-er-corpsman, did you say?" "Yes, doctor, one of my corpsmen and I demand a relief for him before I let him turn in on the sick list." "That won't be necessary," said the doctor, "he probably just has a hangover-give him a couple of aspirins and put him to work-there's lots to be done today." 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