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Vol. IV, No. 5


UJ. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 26 March 1949


ROAD CLEANING MAGNET
ATTRACTS ATTENTION

Public Works Electric Shop Creates
Novel Device
In the last few weeks a peculiar
looking "putt-putt" truck on wheels , trailing a jep around the Base has
attracted considerable attention.
For your information, it is a road
cleaning magnet.
Strictly of local make and design,
consisting of an old two-wheel trailer, a gas engine and special generator to energize a large electro-magnet, it represents many hours of experimentation by the Base Public Works Electric Shop under Mr. H. L. Chapman, Foreman Electrician. On one occasion the project came to a temporary halt due to lack of funds, but the Supply Officer in Command, Commander L. P. Kimball came forth with a contribution from the Naval Supply Depot which permitted completion
without delay.
To date, approximately 500 lbs.
of old nails, spikes, and many other sharp metal objects too numerous to mention, have been drawn from the various streets and
highways of the Base.
Tire Trade Off
The Base Public Works tire shop
reports a 33 percent reduction in
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SOME MEN MAY RETAKE
CLASSIFICATION TEST

BuPers reports that many requests are being received from men who want to re-take the General Classification Test in order to qualify for the Naval Aviation Cadet Program. Psychologists know that few can better their original score, and for that reason, only a small percent of those requests are approved. If a man desires, however, he may write to BuPers via his commanding officer. His case will be carefully studied by their psychologists, and if it appears that his physical or mental condition when he first took the test may have contributed to a low score, he will be allowed a re-take. Book learning and experience beyond the eighth grade is of little or no help
in getting a better grade.


AMPHIBIOUS GROUP
SPENDS WEEKEND HERE
Guantanamo Also Host to Visiting
Royal Navy Units
At present the piers and the Bay area are filled with ships representing the U. S. Atlantic Amphibious Groups and units of the combined Royal Canadian and British Fleet.
In port are thirty five ships of the Amphib Group and twelve ships of the British and Canadian Fleets.
Commander of Amphibious Group Two is RADM. H. D. Baker, in his flagship the Mount Olympus. Also in the Mount Olympus is Major General F. A. Hart, Commanding General of the Second Marine Division. RADM. J. E. Whelchel, Commander Amphibious Group Four is in the USS Pocono. Both the Pocono and Mount Olympus are communication ships. It was the Pocono which served as ADM. W. H. P. Blandy's flagship on his recent visit to Guantanamo.
Royal Navy Flagship
Flagship for the Royal Navy units is HMS Glasgow with Admiral Sir William Tennant aboard. Commanding officer of HMS Glasgow is Captain C. L. Firth. The Glasgow is a 9100-ton heavy cruiser.
Largest ship of the visiting British-Canadian fleet is the 14000(Continued on Page Four)

DRY SEASON NEARS END;
RAIN FORECAST
The arid season for Guantanamo Bay and surrounding area is just about over according to LT. N .B. Boyles, aerology officer at the Naval Air Station.
The general forecast for the remainder of March is "occasional showers." During the month of April, the rainy season will be on in full sway and we will receive "mucho llueve." The last several days have brought us two good showers that have relieved the fire hazard considerably.
Along with the rainy season, the period from June to November 15 is the hurricane season, and while a hurricane seldom strikes our area it will be the "caution" period for all personnel.


LETTERS OF
APPRECIATION

The Commander, NOB, Guantanamo Bay received the following letters of appreciation from fleet units serviced here recently.
Second Task Fleet
From VADM. D. B. Duncan, ComSecTaskFlt came this message, "My thanks for the thoughtful and hospitable manner in which the Second Task Fleet was taken care of in Guantanamo and all the things you did to make our visit enjoyable. It was greatly appreciated by all hands."
ComCarDiv I
RADM. J. J. Ballentine, ComCar Div 1, sent this message, "Services, courtesies extended Task Force 28 ... are greatly appreciated. Thank you very much."
ComSubLant
"ComSubLant desires to express appreciation and gratitude for hospitality and services rendered during recent visit to your command. The cheerful willingness and cooperation of all hands in making us feel at home were particularly noticeable and confirms reports of previous visits by individual submarines." . . . RADM. Fife.
ComFairWingsLant
From RADM. Hickey, " . . . Many thanks to you and all your gang for the help and cooperation which made it possible for us to so successfully end in raising havoc with the boys of Admiral Fife."

SIX STATES APPROVE BONUS LEGISLATION
(SEA)-Veterans' bonuses have been approved by voters in six inore states.
Voting bonus payments were Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, South Dakota and Washington, bringing the total of states paying bonuses to 15, with two territories granting benefits.
The states and territories which voted bonuses in the 1946 elections were Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Alaska, and a disability benefit in Hawaii.
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Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg.,
Room 205 - Phone 254
Saturday, 26 March 1949
U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN
Commander
Allen Collier, SN-------------------Editor
P. H. Teeter, LCDR ---------- Staff Advisor
S. F. Dodge, YNC ------------- Staff Writer
R. A. Barchenger, YNC_- Staff Writer Jesse Evans, SSGT------------Staff Writer
R. M. Gardner, ENS----------Staff Writer
C. B. Lufburiow, ALC_--..._Staff Writer B. J. Vandermeiden, SN--Staff Writer C. C. Arnott, DT3-------------Staff Writer
G. M. Rushing, AFC ---Staff Photographer 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 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.

STORK CLUB
ASPI SCOOPS: Joanne
Jacqueline Sikorski born 18 March to DTC and Mrs.
S. Sikorski; Vicki Frances S mi t h born 19 March to
NOES MSGT and Mrs.
N0 S iR. F. Smith, VerN S 1 nam Field, Jamaica.
The fishing contest, reported last week, is getting no where fast. As soon as the contest was announced and everyone had paid in their entrance fee, the fish somehow got word of it and ceased to be lured. However, we expect them to become less wary as time goes on, and we'll have some really big ones weighed in before the 16th of April.
Due to the heavy patient load in the hospital at present and fear of overcrowding in the firetrapp main hospital, several patients have been transferred to the underground. We have had patients in the underground over night at various time, but this is the first time any have been kept there for an extended period.
J. Sturner, SN, USN, left this week for Bethesda where he will enter Hospital Corps School. Congratulations to this budding young corpsman.

Is it good taste for the
ladies to do their shopping in the crowded Commissary and Ships Service area in abbreviated golf or tennis clothes?


TOO BUSY FOR GOD

Frequently when I kneel to pray at the end of a day, I have to admit to God that I have not thought about Him very much that day, I am glad, however, always to feel that although I have neglected His presence, He has not forgotten mie.
His spirit is there all the time, but occasionally I get so busy, I just forget about Him. It occurred to me that there must be some planning if we are constantly to realize His presence, and in thinking about it I thought of a simple plan.
For example, outside my office door is a drinking fountain. I said, "Lord, every time I take a drink I shall try to remember Thee." Don't you recall that He said, "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst? "
Of course, every time we sit down to eat we do remember Him, for we offer our thanks. We might recall at such times that He said, "I am the living bread which came down from heaven."
Then too, when I am driving in my car around the Naval Operating Base, I am reminded that He once said, "I am the way."
When I come home after a day at the office and open the door of my home, I could recall that He said, "I am the door . . . by me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved."
Or, perhaps on a dark night as I go out in my front yard to look at the stars, or maybe as I enter our darkened living-room and turn on the light, I could recall that He said "I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall . . . have the light of life."
Again, in the spring when I see the first new green blade of grass, I could recall that He said, "I am the resurrection and the life."
Well, I could go on, but I guess you see what I mean! We need to be conscious even in our busiest moments, of His presence in our lives!
E. E. Bosserman,
Chaplain, USN

USS MACOMB PRAISES WORK OF SHIPS REPAIR

In a letter to Captain E. A. Taylor, Commanding Officer of the Naval Station, the USS Macomb (DMS-23) praised the work of the Ships Repair Department.
The letter in part said, "On 14 March 1949, the Ships Repair Department accomplished repairs to a leaking main steam line in this vessel. The work performed is considered outstanding. By doing the job in fourteen hours, the Ships Repair Department enabled the Ma(Continued on Page Four)


Sunday, 27 March 1949
CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Catholic Masses 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0700-Naval Base Chapel 1745-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass
0750-Naval Base Chapel Confessions before all Masses Protestant Services 0530-Sunday School at Schoolhouse 1100-Naval Base Chapel 1900-Naval Base Chapel Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1930
Chaplains at this Activity
LCDR E. E. Bosserman, USN
(Protestant)
LCDR Carl A. Herold, USN
(Catholic)


The arrival of
the USS Coral
Sea on Monday
brought smiles
to the faces of
- he men on the
S Ms. "Short Timers"
list, as fourteen
I\ Inew men arSrived. Assigned
to Guard Comnpany, were MSgt J. 0. Gard, SSgt H. S. Parks, PFCs 0. J. Cowan, N. H. Dukes, W. N. Lesko, J. Kovach, R. L. Olson, D. V. Steeno, J. J. Zill and Pvt. W. T. Cox. Assigned to Headquarters Company were: Sgt. J. E. Jones, Cpl. L. G. Beaver, Cpl. D. L. Greene and PFC G. Young who are cooks and will replace those who have been transferred and those due to be transferred next month.
At a picnic held by the Fleet Reserve Association recently, a man's beauty contest was also held and after all votes were in and counted, the results showed the winner to be none other than TSgt Croker of the Post Supply Department.
Shipping over for another cruise in the Marine Corps this past week was SSgt K. L. Nordine who says he is staying in for thirty.
NAVY SEEKS PERSONNEL FOR SHORE INSTRUCTION
(SEA)-A continuing need for qualified instructors in service schools and recruit training commands offers opportunities for chief and first class petty officers of the fleet to request such assignment.
Although recommended personnel eligible for shore duty will be given preference in assignment, the path to shore duty may be shortened considerably through application for instructor duty.
Petty officers in BM, MM, EN, CS, BT, GM and QM ratings are particularly desired. Aviation personnel may apply and, as a rule will be assigned only as instructors at aviation schools.


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Air Group Squadron Number
Two from the carrier Coral Sea arrived at Leeward Point on Monday. Commander J. D. Blitch is Commander of Carrier Air Group Two. We extend our courtesies to the officers and enlisted men and cordially extend our facilities to
them during their stay with us.
Leaving the Air Station this week
for the Separation Center, Jacksonville, Fla., were two well known and liked members of GCA Unit No. 29. The two were Henry C.
Gooszen, RD2 and David T. Horton, ET2.
The Station loses a good bowler
and a good baseball player in Gooszen's departure. While here, "Hank" was an active member of both teams that the Air Station had. Hank plans to go to Long Island University after being discharged.
Horton was stationed here for
fifteen months, coming here in December of 1947. During his tour of duty here, he participated in the recent production of "Arsenic and Old Lace", taking the role of Jonathan Brewster in the play.
Upon separation, he will enter Hamilton College to take up the study of history and language.
Good luck to both of you from all
of us.
Still going strong is the football
team composed of several of the guys from AV-50. Rumor has it that the fellows are pretty good and would like to play some other team. Oh! There is one hitch-the other team must furnish the field.
Good hunting fellows.

TRAGROUP TRIVIALS

Towser at Cinema
Base Order No. 5-49 in part forbids pets running at large where the public may assemble. It seems that some of our little fur covered friends enjoy the NOB Lyceum movies. Violating the Base Order is one thing, but LT. Sant is especially opposed to the pups' presence because he is allergic to the fleas they carry. Let's be good neighbors and
leave the dogs at home.
Engineers
LT. Scott is haunting the Air Station on plane arrival mornings for the sole purpose of welcoming his relief, LCDR. Scarborough (whenever he sees fit to present himself ); he is not suffering from insomnia.
We haven't heard any fish tales
of late from LT. Harpster or LTJG.
Smith-what's the story, no more fish in Gtmo. Bay, or are they
just away on maneuvers?
MMC Ellis is now the proud
owner of a Cushman scooter and, when not shipriding, may be seen steering a steady course about the
Base.


THE WORD ON
SUBSISTENCE PAY

(AFPS)-A comprehensive warrant officer structure which can be applied universally is one of the recommendations in the report of the Advisory Commission on Service Pay (Hook Commission), now before Congress for legislative action.
On basic allowances, the Commission believes officers and warrant officers should continue to subsist themselves and should be granted subsistence allowances at all times. Enlisted personnel should be granted subsistence allowances when rations in kind are not provided or when permission is granted to mess separately.
Only one subsistence allowance should be granted each officer, warrant officer, or enlisted man whether or not he has dependents, and the amount should be the same for all grades and all branches. The allowance should reflect current cost changes.
Officers and warrant officers should be granted allowances for quarters at all times, subject to withholding of allowances when government quarters are assigned.
Enlisted Men
Enlisted personnel should be granted separate allowances when government quarters are not provided.
All officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel of the first three pay grades, plus enlisted men of pay grade four with seven years total service, should be authorized a higher allowance if they have dependents. Enlisted personnel in Grade Four with less than seven years service, and Grades Five
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SIX STATES APPROVE BONUS LEGISLATION
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diana authorized the legislatures of their states to take action in providing payment of bonuses, while the other four states passed definite proposals as follows:
Iowa-A bond issue of $85,000,000 will give bonuses up to $500.
Louisiana - A bond issue estimated at $60,000,000 will give bonuses from $50 to $250.
South Dakota - A constitutional amendment authorizes $30,000,000 which will give bonuses for overseas service up to $650 and the continental U. S. service will rate up to $500.
Washington - A bond issue of $100,000,000 will give bonuses at the rate of $15 per month for foreign service and $10 per month for continental U. S. service.
The legislature of Pennsylvania is still working on a proposal for veterans' bonuses, but the bill has not been presented to the voters for final action.


LITTLE THEATRE NOTES

It seemed as though calamity had dealt The Little Theatre a mighty blow when Mrs. Betty Rollins, who had one of the top supporting roles, had to leave the cast because of illness. With only two weeks 'til opening night, Miss Joan Harris stepped in and took over the part, that of Clara Fisher, Mrs. Fisher's more sensible daughter.
Then just as suddenly as she had left, Mrs. Rollins was able to rejoin the cast. Everyone concerned would like to express publicly their deepest thanks to Miss Harris for having graciously accepted such a difficult task. Though she no doubt would have done a fine job, we welcome Mrs. Rollins back with a sigh of relief.
Large Demand for Tickets
Demand for tickets to "The Show Off" is still great. We only regret that not everyone will be able to attend. You will probably find among your acquaintances someone who will appreciate that "extra" ticket. For those who are unable to get extra tickets off their hands, we request that you contact Mrs. Nell Abernathy at Marine Site Three, 323 or phone 5-120. May we remind you that tickets are free. In case of a change of plans, we will gladly exchange any tickets at the Ships Service as long as alternates are available.
All this entertainment is given you at a profit to no one as the Recreation Department is paying for the few expenses we have incurred.
In order to insure better performances, ushers will seat the audiences only before the curtain rises at 8:00 p.m., and after the first scene. Won't you try to be a few minutes early. You'll enjoy your pre-curtain wait as we'll have music by the Naval Station Band.
Also for your comfort and convenience, cokes and beer will be sold between acts.
Don't forget our special night for children under 14 is the last performance, Thursday night, April 7th, but this is by no means limited to children and families only.
We trust you've heard members of our group over WGBY's "Requestfully Yours." This following Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings you'll hear a few more. You are urged to tune in for a "prevue" of things to come when members of The Little Theatre Group "tread the boards" on April 4, 5, 6 and 7.
The inductee who never stopped wiggling was being given the once over by the Psychiatrist. Suddenly he shouted, "Grasshoppers, grasshoppers all over me."
The doctor jumped up quickly and pushed his chair back, ordering, "Well, for heaven's sake, don't push them off on me."


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RAMEY FIELD PLAYS
HERE TOMORROW

Air Force Niblickers Meet Vernam
Field Players Today
A sixteen man team from Ramey Field will meet the local golf team tomorrow on the Gtmo. golf course.
-In playing host to the golfers representing the Antilles Air Force Base, the local niblickers will be out to avenge an earlier defeat at the hands of the Ramey squad.
Leading the local golfers into the fracas will be Joe McDonald, of VU-10, a former All-Service golfer and George Walker, HM1, who shot the best score for the homelings on the Ramey home course.
The Air Force golfers are scheduled to arrive at approximately 1000 Sunday morning and return at 2000 to Ramey Feild.

WORK OF NAVY IN
AIRLIFT PRAISED

CAPT. Marshall B. Gurney, USN, ComFltLogSuWg and several members of his staff returned from a three weeks inspection of "Operation Vittles" with the highest praise for Navy Squadrons Six and Eight.
Moving in without advance notice and a minimum of fanfare, many people did not know the Navy was participating. Since their arrival in November, the Navy Squadrons have surpassed the work done by the top Air Force units in the airlift operations. It was found that living quarters for Navy crews were quite comfortable and the food was excellent. Each man is granted five days liberty after each fifteen day work period, during which time he is free to visit any section of western Europe his transportation and finances will allow.
Most Navy crews have completed 70 or more missions and are due for rotation upon reaching the 100 mark. In addition to the ribbon and award announced in ALNAV-16, Major General William Tunner, Commander of the Combined Air Lift Task Force has stated that the Air Medal will be awarded participating Navy Crews on the same basis as it is to Air Force personnel
-for each one hundred missions.

AIR FORCE TO GET NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATES

The Air Force is to draw seven percent-this year about 50 menfrom the graduating class of the Naval Academy in compliance with an order set forth by James V. Forrestal.
Previous to the order issued by Forrestal, Academy graduates had been able to serve only in Marine Corps or the Navy. The assignment of the graduates to the Air Force will be made on a volunteer basis.


UNIFORM CHANGES EFFECTIVE 2 APRIL

On April 2 the various changes in the uniform regulations for naval personnel become effective. All changes have been previously announced.
Included in the new regulations are the provisions that all rating badges shall be worn on the left sleeve and that all distinguishing narks shall be worn on the right sleeve. The wearing of branch marks (watch stripes) has been discontinued and in their place men of Seaman, Fireman, and Airmen branches and their respective apprentices and recruit ratings will wear group rate marks on the left sleeve, all enlisted men except Chief Petty Officers and Stewards will wear three white stripes on the cuffs of the dress blue jumper.
Enlisted men, other than Chief Petty Officers and Stewards, may no longer wear black socks with white uniforms. Provision is included for Chief Petty Officers and Stewards to wear rating badges of blue embroidered eagles and specialty marks with blue chevrons on the shirt of the khaki working uniform as optional requirements.
Sources in Stock Control at NSD state that an order for all Seaman, Fireman, and Airman stripes was placed early last spring but to date has not arrived. A letter was received this month however, from the supplying activity at Norfolk stating that the order will be filled from stock soon.

THE WORD ON
SUBSISTENCE PAY

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through Seven alike, should receive the same allowance regardless of dependents.
The amount of quarters allowance should reflect current cost changes. The amount for each pay grade should equal the maximum monthly rental at which seventyfive percent of civilians in equivalent income classes may reasonably be expected to find adequate housing.

USS MACOMB PRAISES WORK OF SHIPS REPAIR

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comb to continue with her refresher training with a minimum of lost time. It is interesting to note that a similar job in the past took another repair activity over two days to accomplish."
The cooperation, friendliness and willingness of all officers, men and civilian employees of the Repair Department has been a frequent topic of conversation on board the Macomb." The letter was signed by Commander R. E. Cutts, commanding officer of the Macomb.


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Sun. 27 March to Sat. 2 April
Sunday
HAZARD
Paulette Goddard M. Carey
Monday
GAY INTRUDERS
John Emery Tamara Gova
Tuesday
NO MINOR VOICES
Dana Andrews Lilli Palmer
Wednesday
THE SECRET LAND
Robert Taylor Van Heflin
Thursday
JOHNNY BELINDA
Lew Ayres Jane Wyman
Friday
ONE TOUCH OF VENUS
Robert Walker Ava Gardner
Saturday
TIOGA KID
Eddie Dean Roscoe Ates

AMPHIBIOUS GROUP
SPENDS WEEKEND HERE
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ton Canadian Light Cruiser, HMCS Magnificent, with Commodore G. R. Miles serving as Commanding Officer in addition to his flag duty as Commander of the Canadian Fleet units.
These groups participated in recent maneuvers and are here for recreation and to use certain Fleet Training Group facilities, enroute back to their home ports. Operations which will get the ships underway on the last leg of their trip homeward are scheduled to begin at 0600 with the last ships leaving at noon or shortly thereafter.

ROAD CLEANING MAGNET ATTRACTS ATTENTION
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flat tires since this novel device was put in service. Although the Ship's Service Officer has not complained about business, it is hoped that his tire trade has dropped at least as much.
Commander L. M. Davis, Jr., Base Public Works Officer, suggests that curious bystanders beware of bad effects on non-magnetic protected watches which will become magnetized if exposed to the strong magnetic field. The magnetic field is estimated to extend about two feet around the magnet, and two inquisitive persons have reported magnetized wrist watches due to reaching into the magnetic field with pieces of steel to test the magnet.


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_ a Vol. IV, No. 5 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 26 March 1949 ROAD CLEANING MAGNET ATTRACTS ATTENTION Public Works Electric Shop Creates Novel Device In the last few weeks a peculiar looking "putt-putt" truck on wheels trailing a jeep around the Base has attracted considerable attention. For your information, it is a road cleaning magnet. Strictly of local make and design, consisting of an old two-wheel trailer, a gas engine and special generator to energize a large electro-magnet, it represents many hours of experimentation by the Base Public Works Electric Shop under Mr. H. L. Chapman, Foreman Electrician. On one occasion the project came to a temporary halt due to lack of funds, but the Supply Officer in Command, Commander L. P. Kimball came forth with a contribution from the Naval Supply Depot which permitted completion without delay. To date, approximately 500 lbs. of old nails, spikes, and many other sharp metal objects too numerous to mention, have been drawn from the various streets and highways of the Base. Tire Trade Off The Base Public Works tire shop reports a 33 percent reduction in (Continued on Page Four) SOME MEN MAY RETAKE CLASSIFICATION TEST BuPers reports that many requests are being received from men who want to re-take the General Classification Test in order to qualify for the Naval Aviation Cadet Program. Psychologists know that few can better their original score, and for that reason, only a small percent of those requests are approved. If a man desires, however, he may write to BuPers via his commanding officer. His case will be carefully studied by their psychologists, and if it appears that his physical or mental condition when he first took the test may have contributed to a low score, he will be allowed a re-take. Book learning and experience beyond the eighth grade is of little or no help in getting a better grade. AMPHIBIOUS GROUP SPENDS WEEKEND HERE Guantanamo Also Host to Visiting Royal Navy Units At present the piers and the Bay area are filled with ships representing the U. S. Atlantic Amphibious Groups and units of the combined Royal Canadian and British Fleet. In port are thirty five ships of the Amphib Group and twelve ships of the British and Canadian Fleets. Commander of Amphibious Group Two is RADM. H. D. Baker, in his flagship the Mount Olympus. Also in the Mount Olympus is Major General F. A. Hart, Commanding General of the Second Marine Division. RADM. J. E. Whelchel, Commander Amphibious Group Four is in the USS Pocono. Both the Pocono and Mount Olympus are communication ships. It was the Pocono which served as ADM. W. H. P. Blandy's flagship on his recent visit to Guantanamo. Royal Navy Flagship Flagship for the Royal Navy units is HMS Glasgow with Admiral Sir William Tennant aboard. Commanding officer of HMS Glasgow is Captain C. L. Firth. The Glasgow is a 9100-ton heavy cruiser. Largest ship of the visiting British-Canadian fleet is the 14000(Continued on Page Four) DRY SEASON NEARS END; RAIN FORECAST The arid season for Guantanamo Bay and surrounding area is just about over according to LT. N .B. Boyles, aerology officer at the Naval Air Station. The general forecast for the remainder of March is "occasional showers." During the month of April, the rainy season will be on in full sway and we will receive "mucho llueve." The last several days have brought us two good showers that have relieved the fire hazard considerably. Along with the rainy season, the period from June to November 15 is the hurricane season, and while a hurricane seldom strikes our area it will be the "caution" period for all personnel. LETTERS OF APPRECIATION The Commander, NOB, Guantanamo Bay received the following letters of appreciation from fleet units serviced here recently. Second Task Fleet From VADM. D. B. Duncan, ComSecTaskFit came this message, "My thanks for the thoughtful and hospitable manner in which the Second Task Fleet was taken care of in Guantanamo and all the things you did to make our visit enjoyable. It was greatly appreciated by all hands." ComCarDiv 1 RADM. J. J. Ballentine, ComCar Div 1, sent this message, "Services, courtesies extended Task Force 28 are greatly appreciated. Thank you very much." ComSubLant "ComSubLant desires to express appreciation and gratitude for hospitality and services rendered during recent visit to your command. The cheerful willingness and cooperation of all hands in making us feel at home were particularly noticeable and confirms reports of previous visits by individual submarines." ...RADM. Fife. ComFairWingsLant From RADM. Hickey, Many thanks to you and all your gang for the help and cooperation which made it possible for us to so successfully end in raising havoc with the boys of Admiral Fife." SIX STATES APPROVE BONUS LEGISLATION (SEA)-Veterans' bonuses have been approved by voters in six more states. Voting bonus payments were Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, South Dakota and Washington, bringing the total of states paying bonuses to 15, with two territories granting benefits. The states and territories which voted bonuses in the 1946 elections were Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Alaska, and a disability benefit in Hawaii. The voters of Minnesota and In(Continued on Page Three)

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THE~ INDIAN Editorial Office. NOB Administration Bldg., Room 205 -Phone 254 Saturday, 26 March 1949 U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN Commander Allen Collier, SN----------------Editor P. H. Teeter, LCDR--------Staff Advisor S. F. Dodge, YNC---------Staff Writer R. A. Barchenger, YNCStaff Writer Jesse Evans, SSGT---------Staff Writer R. M. Gardner, ENS------Staff Writer C. B. Lufburrow, ALC_ _Staff Writer B. J. Vandermeiden, SN.Staff Writer C. C. Arnott, DT3----------Staff Writer G. M. Rushing, AFC._. Staff Photographer 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 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. STORK CLUB 'f SCOOPS: Joanne L Jacqueline Sikorski born 18 March to DTC and Mrs. S. Sikorski; Vicki .Frances Smith born 19 March to MSGT and Mrs. NO R. F. Smith, Ver0 E .nam Field, Jamaica. The fishing contest, reported last week, is getting no where fast. As soon as the contest was announced and everyone had paid in their entrance fee, the fish somehow got word of it and ceased to be lured. However, we expect them to become less wary as time goes on, and we'll have some really big ones weighed in before the 16th of April. Due to the heavy patient load in the hospital at, present and fear of overcrowding in the "firetrap" main hospital, several patients have been transferred to the underground. We have had patients in the underground over night at various time, but this is the first time any have been kept there for an extended period. J. Sturner, SN, USN, left this week for Bethesda where he will enter Hospital Corps School. Congratulations to this budding young corpsman. Is it good taste for the ladies to do their shopping in the crowded Commissary and Ships Service area in abbreviated golf or tennis clothes? TOO BUSY FOR GOD Frequently when I kneel to pray at the end of a day, I have to admit to God that I have not thought about Him very much that day, I am glad, however, always to feel that although I have neglected His presence, He has not forgotten me. His spirit is there all the time, but occasionally I get so busy, I just forget about Him. It occurred to me that there must be some planning if we are constantly to realize His presence, and in thinking about it I thought of a simple plan. For example, outside my office door is a drinking fountain. I said, "Lord, every time I take a drink I shall try to remember Thee." Don't you recall that He said, "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst?" Of course, every time we sit down to eat we do remember Him, for we offer our thanks. We might recall at such times that He said, "I am the living bread which came down from heaven." Then too, when I am driving in my car around the Naval Operating Base, I am reminded that He once said, "I am the way." When I come home after a day at the office and open the door of my home, I could recall that He said, "I am the door .by me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved." Or, perhaps on a dark night as I go out in my front yard to look at the stars, or maybe as I enter our darkened living-room and turn on the light, I could recall that He said, "I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall have the light of life." Again, in the spring when I see the first new green blade of grass, I could recall that He said, "I am the resurrection and the life." Well, I could go on, but I guess you see what I mean! We need to be conscious even in our busiest moments, of His presence in our lives! E. E. Bosserman, Chaplain, USN USS MACOMB PRAISES WORK OF SHIPS REPAIR In a letter to Captain E. A. Taylor, Commanding Officer of the Naval Station, the USS Macomb (DMS-23) praised the work of the Ships Repair Department. The letter in part said, "On 14 March 1949, the Ships Repair Department accomplished repairs to a leaking main steam line in this vessel. The work performed is considered outstanding. By doing the job in fourteen hours, the Ships Repair Department enabled the Ma(Continued on Page Four) Sunday, 27 March 1949 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-Naval Base Chapel Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1930 Chaplains at this Activity LCDR E. E. Bosserman, USN (Protestant) LCDR Carl A. Herold, USN (Catholic) The arrival of the USS Coral Sea on Monday brought smiles to the faces of the men on the "Short Timers" list, as fourteen new men arrived. Assigned to Guard Company, were MSgt J. 0. Gard, SSgt H. S. Parks, PFCs 0. J. Cowan, N. H. Dukes, W. N. Lesko, J. Kovach, R. L. Olson, D. V. Steeno, J. J. Zill and Pvt. W. T. Cox. Assigned to Headquarters Company were: Sgt. J. E. Jones, Cpl. L. G. Beaver, Cpl. D. L. Greene and PFC G. Young who are cooks and will replace those who have been transferred and those due to be transferred next month. At a picnic held by the Fleet Reserve Association recently, a man's beauty contest was also held and after all votes were in and counted, the results showed the winner to be none other than TSgt Croker of the Post Supply Department. Shipping over for another cruise in the Marine Corps this past week was SSgt K. L. Nordine who says he is staying in for thirty. NAVY SEEKS PERSONNEL FOR SHORE INSTRUCTION (SEA)-A continuing need for qualified instructors in service schools and recruit training commands offers opportunities for chief and first class petty officers of the fleet to request such assignment. Although recommended personnel eligible for shore duty will be given preference in assignment, the path to shore duty may be shortened considerably through application for instructor duty. Petty officers in BM, MM, EN, CS, BT, GM and QM ratings are particularly desired. Aviation personnel may apply and, as a rule will be assigned only as instructors at aviation schools. 0 S age wo TEIDA P T

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THE INDIA1~Paeu Three NAS SLIPSTREAM Air Group Squadron Number Two from the carrier Coral Sea arrived at Leeward Point on Monday. Commander J. D. Blitch is Commander of Carrier Air Group Two. We extend our courtesies to the officers and enlisted men and cordially extend our facilities to them during their stay with us. Leaving the Air Station this week for the Separation Center, Jacksonville, Fla., were two well known and liked members of GCA Unit No. 29. The two were Henry C. Gooszen, RD2 and David T. Horton, ET2. The Station loses a good bowler and a good baseball player in Gooszen's departure. While here, "Hank" was an active member of both teams that the Air Station had. Hank plans to go to Long Island University after being discharged. Horton was stationed here for fifteen months, coming here in December of 1947. During his tour of duty here, he participated in the recent production of "Arsenic and Old Lace", taking the role of Jonathan Brewster in the play. Upon separation, he will enter Hamilton College to take up the study of history and language. Good luck to both of you from all of us. Still going strong is the football team composed of several of the guys from AV-50. Rumor has it that the fellows are pretty good and would like to play some other team. Oh! There is one hitch-the other team must furnish the field. Good hunting fellows. TRAGROUP TRIVIALS Towser at Cinema Base Order No. 5-49 in part forbids pets running at large where the public may assemble. It seems that some of our little fur covered friends enjoy the NOB Lyceum movies. Violating the Base Order is one thing, but LT. Sant is especially opposed to the pups' presence because he is allergic to the fleas they carry. Let's be good neighbors and leave the dogs at home. Engineers LT. Scott is haunting the Air Station on plane arrival mornings for the sole purpose of welcoming his relief, LCDR. Scarborough (whenever he sees fit to present himself); he is not suffering from insomnia. We haven't heard any fish tales of late from LT. Harpster or LTJG. Smith-what's the story, no more fish in Gtmo. Bay, or are they just away on maneuvers? MMC Ellis is now the proud owner of a Cushman scooter and, when not shipriding, may be seen steering a steady course about the Base. THE WORD ON SUBSISTENCE PAY (AFPS)-A comprehensive warrant officer structure which can be applied universally is one of the recommendations in the report of the Advisory Commission on Service Pay (Hook Commission), now before Congress for legislative action. On basic allowances, the Commission believes officers and warrant officers should continue to subsist themselves and should be granted subsistence allowances at all times. Enlisted personnel should be granted subsistence allowances when rations in kind are not provided or when permission is granted to mess separately. Only one subsistence allowance should be granted each officer, warrant officer, or enlisted man whether or not he has dependents, and the amount should be the same for all grades and all branches. The allowance should reflect current cost changes. Officers and warrant officers should be granted allowances for quarters at all times, subject to withholding of allowances when government quarters are assigned. Enlisted Men Enlisted personnel should be granted separate allowances when government quarters are not provided. All officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel of the first three pay grades, plus enlisted men of pay grade four with seven years total service, should be authorized a higher allowance if they have dependents. Enlisted personnel in Grade Four with less than seven years service, and Grades Five (Continued on Page Four) SIX STATES APPROVE BONUS LEGISLATION (Continued from Page One) diana authorized the legislatures of their states to take action in providing payment of bonuses, while the other four states passed definite proposals as follows: Iowa-A bond issue of $85,000,000 will give bonuses up to $500. Louisiana -A bond issue estimated at $60,000,000 will give bonuses from $50 to $250. South Dakota -A constitutional amendment authorizes $30,000,000 which will give bonuses for overseas service up to $650 and the continental U. S. service will rate up to $500. Washington -A bond issue of $100,000,000 will give bonuses at the rate of $15 per month for foreign service and $10 per month for continental U. S. service. The legislature of Pennsylvania is still working on a proposal for veterans' bonuses, but the bill has not been presented to the voters for final action. LITTLE THEATRE NOTES It seemed as though calamity had dealt The Little Theatre a mighty blow when Mrs. Betty Rollins, who had one of the top supporting roles, had to leave the cast because of illness. With only two weeks 'til opening night, Miss Joan Harris stepped in and took over the part, that of Clara Fisher, Mrs. Fisher's more sensible daughter. Then just as suddenly as she had left, Mrs. Rollins was able to rejoin the cast. Everyone concerned would like to express publicly their deepest thanks to Miss Harris for having graciously accepted such a difficult task. Though she no doubt would have done a fine job, we welcome Mrs. Rollins back with a sigh of relief. Large Demand for Tickets Demand for tickets to "The Show Off" is still great. We only regret that not everyone will be able to attend. You will probably find among your acquaintances someone who will appreciate that "extra" ticket. For those who are unable to get extra tickets off their hands, we request that you contact Mrs. Nell Abernathy at Marine Site Three, 323 or phone 5-120. May we remind you that tickets are free. In case of a change of plans, we will gladly exchange any tickets at the Ships Service as long as alternates are available. All this entertainment is given you at a profit to no one as the Recreation Department is paying for the few expenses we have incurred. In order to insure better performances, ushers will seat the audiences only before the curtain rises at 8:00 p.m., and after the first scene. Won't you try to be a few minutes early. You'll enjoy your pre-curtain wait as we'll have music by the Naval Station Band. Also for your comfort and convenience, cokes and beer will be sold between acts. Don't forget our special night for children under 14 is the last performance, Thursday night, April 7th, but this is by no means limited to children and families only. We trust you've heard members of our group over WGBY's "Requestfully Yours." This following Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings you'll hear a few more. You are urged to tune in for a "prevue" of things to come when members of The Little Theatre Group "tread the boards" on April 4, 5, 6 and 7. The inductee who never stopped wiggling was being given the once over by the Psychiatrist. Suddenly he shouted, "Grasshoppers, grasshoppers all over me." The doctor jumped up quickly and pushed his chair back, ordering, "Well, for heaven's sake, don't push them off on me." THE INDIAN Page Three

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Page Four THE INDIAN Gimo. Bay-24 Mar 4~-25OO RAMEY FIELD PLAYS HERE TOMORROW Air Force Niblickers Meet Vernam Field Players Today A sixteen man team from Ramey Field will meet the local golf team tomorrow on the Gtmo. golf course. -In playing host to the golfers representing the Antilles Air Force Base, the local niblickers will be out to avenge an earlier defeat at the hands of the Ramey squad. Leading the local golfers into the fracas will be Joe McDonald, of VU-10, a former All-Service golfer and George Walker, HM1, who shot the best score for the homelings on the Ramey home course. The Air Force golfers are scheduled to arrive at approximately 1000 Sunday morning and return at 2000 to Ramey Feild. WORK OF NAVY IN AIRLIFT PRAISED CAPT. Marshall B. Gurney, USN, ComFltLogSuWg and several members of his staff returned from a three weeks inspection of "Operation Vittles" with the highest praise for Navy Squadrons Six and Eight. Moving in without advance notice and a minimum of fanfare, many people did not know the Navy was participating. Since their arrival in November, the Navy Squadrons have surpassed the work done by the top Air Force units in the airlift operations. It was found that living quarters for Navy crews were quite comfortable and the food was excellent. Each man is granted five days liberty after each fifteen day work period, during which time he is free to visit any section of western Europe his transportation and finances will allow. Most Navy crews have completed 70 or more missions and are due for rotation upon reaching the 100 mark. In addition to the ribbon and award announced in ALNAV-16, Major General William Tunner, Commander of the Combined Air Lift Task Force has stated that the Air Medal will be awarded participating Navy Crews on the same basis as it is to Air Force personnel -for each one hundred missions. AIR FORCE TO GET NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATES The Air Force is to draw seven percent-this year about 50 menfrom the graduating class of the Naval Academy in compliance with an order set forth by James V. Forrestal. Previous to the order issued by Forrestal, Academy graduates had been able to serve only in Marine Corps or the Navy. The assignment of the graduates to the Air Force will be made on a volunteer basis. UNIFORM CHANGES EFFECTIVE 2 APRIL On April 2 the various changes in the uniform regulations for naval personnel become effective. All changes have been previously announced. Included in the new regulations are the provisions that all rating badges shall be worn on the left sleeve and that all distinguishing marks shall be worn on the right sleeve. The wearing of branch marks (watch stripes) has been discontinued and in their place men of Seaman, Fireman, and Airmen branches and their respective apprentices and recruit ratings will wear group rate marks on the left sleeve, all enlisted men except Chief Petty Officers and Stewards will wear three white stripes on the cuffs of the dress blue jumper. Enlisted men, other than Chief Petty Officers and Stewards, may no longer wear black socks with white uniforms. Provision is included for Chief Petty Officers and Stewards to wear rating badges of blue embroidered eagles and specialty marks with blue chevrons on the shirt of the khaki working uniform as optional requirements. Sources in Stock Control at NSD state that an order for all Seaman, Fireman, and Airman stripes was placed early last spring but to date has not arrived. A letter was received this month however, from the supplying activity at Norfolk stating that the order will be filled from stock soon. THE WORD ON SUBSISTENCE PAY (Continued from Page Three) through Seven alike, should receive the same allowance regardless of dependents. The amount of quarters allowance should reflect current cost changes. The amount for each pay grade should equal the maximum monthly rental at which seventyfive percent of civilians in equivalent income classes may reasonably be expected to find adequate housmg. USS MACOMB PRAISES WORK OF SHIPS. REPAIR (Continued from Page Two) comb to continue with her refresher training with a minimum of lost time. It is interesting to note that a similar job in the past took another repair activity over two days to accomplish." The cooperation, friendliness and willingness of all officers, men and civilian employees of the Repair Department has been a frequent topic of conversation on board the Macomb." The letter was signed by Commander R. E. Cutts, commanding officer of the Macomb. M~j~G S NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sun. 27 March to Sat. 2 April Sunday HAZARD Paulette Goddard M. Carey Monday GAY INTRUDERS John Emery Tamara Gova Tuesday NO MINOR VOICES Dana Andrews Lilli Palmer Wednesday THE SECRET LAND Robert Taylor Van Heflin Thursday JOHNNY BELINDA Lew Ayres Jane Wyman Friday ONE TOUCH OF VENUS Robert Walker Ava Gardner Saturday TIOGA KID Eddie Dean Roscoe Ates AMPHIBIOUS GROUP SPENDS WEEKEND HERE (Continued from Page One) ton Canadian Light Cruiser, HMCS Magnificent, with Commodore G. R. Miles serving as Commanding Officer in addition to his flag duty as Commander of the Canadian Fleet units. These groups participated in recent maneuvers and are here for recreation and to use certain Fleet Training Group facilities, enroute back to their home ports. Operations which will get the ships underway on the last leg of their trip homeward are scheduled to begin at 0600 with the last ships leaving at noon or shortly thereafter. ROAD CLEANING MAGNET ATTRACTS ATTENTION (Continued from Page One) flat tires since this novel device was put in service. Although the Ship's Service Officer has not complained about business,, it is hoped that his tire trade has dropped at least as much. Commander L. M. Davis, Jr., Base Public Works Officer, suggests that curious bystanders beware of bad effects on non-magnetic protected watches which will become magnetized if exposed to the strong magnetic field. The magnetic field is estimated to extend about two feet around the magnet, and two inquisitive persons have reported magnetized wrist watches due to reaching into the magnetic field with pieces of steel to test the magnet. S S1 Page Four THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-24 MVar 4"--2500