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Vol. IV, No. 7 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 9 April 1949


PUBLIC WORKS RIF NEARS COMPLETION

Loss of Civilian Personnel Curtails
Maintenance Services
A reduction in force which was
started in January by the Base Public Works Department was Practically completed this week,
according to CDR. L. M. Davis,
Public Works Officer,
The Department has lost about
400 employees in the reduction, which was necessitated by lack of funds. About 1075 employees are
being retained.
Commander Davis said that no
supervisors are being separated, inasmuch as the supervisory force was relatively small prior to the
reduction.
AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE
EXCHANGE FOR BASE

A new automatic telephone exchange is now being installed in Building N-609 on the Main Road between Marine Sites 1 and 2. This dial equipment will replace the manual equipment now installed in the No. 5 telephone exchange. The automatic exchange equipment was diverted from surplus by the Bureau of Yards and Docks and was delivered to the Base several months ago. Only recently the Bureau allotted $13,500 with which to accomplish the installation.
Since the amount furnished was less than one third of that requested , for a complete installation, it was
necessary to provide space in an existing building rather than construct a new building for the exchange. In spite of many technical engineering factors, building N-609 was found to be acceptable. Had this good fortune not developed, lack of funds for the entire project would have deferred the installation until 1952.
NOB SCHOOL EDITION IS
TO BE POSTPONED

The announcement that was published in last week's Indian must be retracted because of non-delivery of photo-engravings (pictures) from The Indian's stateside photoengraver.


BRANCH COMMISSARY FOR BARGO-NEWTOWN
Store Will Stock Bare Essentials
As A Convenience
A Bargo Point branch of the Ship's Store Ashore is under construction on the North side of the main road just beyond the Bargo Point intersection. TIFis branch is within easy walking distance of both Bargo Point and Newtown, about one quarter of a mile from each. Its primary purpose is to furnish the housing communities with staple commissary items and eliminate the long drive to the main commissary when only a few items are required. It will be a particular boon to house wives who are carless during the day when hubby is at work.
LTJG. J. Cozy, Ship's Store Ashore Officer, emphasizes that this branch store is not intended to furnish the complete stocks for which the main store is noted. Limited funds make it impossible to provide other than the bare essentials at this time, but LTJG. Cozy has a knack for accomplishing wonders in improvements and in time a small edition of the main store will undoubtedly emerge.
The Supply Officer in Command, CDR. L. P. Kimball, Jr., provided necessary funds for the construction. The Base Public Works Department has donated an Army Prefab but, 48 by 20 feet and has madd a good start on the actual construction.
The exact date of opening has not yet been set, but further announcement will be forthcoming at the proper time.
CIVILIAN IMMUNIZATION
WILL BEGIN MONDAY
Immunization of civilian household employees, (maids, cooks, nurse maids, etc.) will begin at the Labor Board Dispensary Monday, 11 April 1949. No appointment is necessary. This program of immunization was instituted by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and all employers of household servants are urged to acquaint their servants with the benefits of the program and to enlist their cooperation.


PRES. TRUMAN REQUESTS RETROACTIVE PAY BILL

Six Per Cent Towards Retirement
Has Been Suggestbd
Members of the Armed Forces Subcommittee, studying the proposed pay bill, recently heard a communication from President Truman, read by VADM. William F. Fechtler, USN, to the effect that allowances and extra pay be made taxable. He also suggested that a six per cent assessment be imposed on service personnel toward retirement.
The President, in his annual budget request, earmarked four hundred million dollars for revision of the armed forces pay scale. The Hook commission's figures based on their investigations were somewhat in excess of this figure. This apparently was the reason for the President's suggestion. It was felt that the contribution feature toward retirement may be imposed, but that the allowances tax was not viewed in a favorable light by the committee.
More Favorable Aspects
One of the more favorable aspects of the President's message was the re-affirming of his desire not to cause service personnel to come out on the short end due to discontinuance of income tax exemptions, effective last January 1.
In this connection the President said, "please make it clear that I favor the inclusion of the savings provisions which will prevent any reduction in compensation received by persons in the armed forces prior to the expiration of income tax exemption on January 1, 1949." This would indicate that any revision of the pay scale would be retroactive to last January 1.
Another phase of the bill discussed last week, was Sea and Foreign duty pay. Vice Admiral Fechtler said that the Navy would prefer that its enlisted men on such duty receive a ten per cent increase rather than a flat $15.00 as provided in the bill. It is expected that this amendment will be included, however, as The Indian went to press no definite information was available.







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Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg.,
Room 205 - Phone 254

Saturday, 9 April 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
C. B. Lufburrow, ALC-------Staff Writer B. J. Vandermeiden, SN---_Staff Writer C. C. Arnott, DT3-------------Staff Writer
G. M. Rushing, AFC---Staff Photographer Cecil Pederson -----------Teen-Age Writer
"Skiddy" Masterson - Teen-Age Writer 'IHE INDIAN is published weekly, financed by appropriated funds, printed on government equipment, for free distrieution on the U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by order of the Base Commander.
THE INDIAN is published in compliance with the provisions of NAVEXOS-P-35 (Rev) 1545.
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.

SUGGESTIONS MEAN
CASH TO WORKERS

CDR. L. M. Davis, Jr., recently announced that cash 'awards had been made for two practical suggestions by Base employees.
The first was a joint suggestion submitted by Leonard Thomas and Victor Mustelier of the Naval Air Station. Their suggestion, which has netted them $20 each as a reward, was for an improvement on the DeWalt Saw Model No. WAE57M51. Their suggestion in part said: "this saw is equipped with a 50-inch bench which is not suitable for handling all types of lumber ... we have made extension benches with leveling devices and a permanently fixed "stop" scale for sawing of specified lengths of lumber.
The other suggestion chosen was submitted by R. Pendleton, Diesel Spare Parts, NSD. His suggestion, giving him a $15.00 award, was of a tub file system and adjustable clipboard. In part, his suggestion says: "the tub file system serves the purpose of keeping all location cards, which indicate the correct stock number, nomenclature and exact place where all parts carried by this activity may be found. The tub system furnishes the adjustable clip board, which has proven to be of great use in writing the location of the different parts when issuing or receiving them."


~Amid Phtffils

Daniel Duff us, an employee
of the Base Public Works Department since 1941, died last week in Santiago de Cuba following a brief illness and
operation.
Duffus, who was only 30,
was employed at the time of his death as job order clerk in the Public Works office.
His steady work and cheerful disposition had made him niany friends on the Base.


STORK CLUB
SCOOPS: James Steven Teeter born 1 April to LCDR. and Mrs.
P. H. Teeter, James Russel Murray born 4 April to MU1 R.
S L. and Mrs. MurNOT E ray; John Arthur
Donahoo born 4 April to ENC and Mrs. E. G. Donahoo.
Competition is getting keener in the fishing contest. So far, CAPT. Wilson looks like the winner with a 15 lb. snook which was caught last Saturday. However, with fishing parties going out 'most every day, anything can happen and probably will before the 16th.
The softball team is all set for league competition and under the capable coaching of CSC Mullins the boys from the Hospital feel that they have a winner. There have been rumors of an all-officer league and if that develops, the hospital combined with the dental clinic, will be represented.
HMC J. H. Gehring has received orders to the U. S. Naval Hospital, Great Lakes and will leave sometime this week. Jack has been one of the mainstays in all athletic teams representing the hospital, and he will be greatly missed. Mrs. Gehring too, has been an active member of the hospital staff, having worked in the Dependents Ward since civilian nurses were first employed there. Good luck to both the Gehrings!
H. W. Wilder, DCC of the Hospital Maintenance Department completed thirty years naval service on Saturday, 2 April. Heartiest congratulations, Wilder, from all the hospital family. So far, Wilder has made no indication that he intends to transfer to the retired list. Could it be that we have a "fifty year" man in our midst.


LADIES, GET HEP TO I YOURSELVES!
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Sunday, 10 April 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)


PROTESTANT SERVICES

Schedule Of Services For Easter And Holy Week At NOB Chapel Maundy 'Thursday - 1930 Holy Communion.
Good Friday - 1200 Devotional Service; 2000 Chapel Choir will sing "The Crucifixion" by Steiner.
Easter Sunday - Sunrise Service, Holy Communion; 1100 Easter Service (Holy Communion will not be given at this Service).

CATHOLIC SERVICES

Divine Services For Holy Week 10 - 17 April 1949
10 April -Palm Sunday Masses
-0700, 0900, 1745. Blessing of Palms at 0700 and distribution of the Blessed Palms at all three Masses.
Daily Masses - 11, 12, 13 April 1949 at 0630.
14 April, Holy Thursday - Mass at 0630. Exposition 0630, 0730, Holy Hour ending with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
15 April, Good Friday (no Mass)
-1400, 1500, Reading of Passion, Rosary, Way of the Cross, Veneration of the Cross.
16 April, Holy Saturday - Mass 0630. Confessions 1830, 2000.
17 April, Easter Sunday-Masses 0700, 0900 and 1745 (Confessions will be heard before and after all Masses and Devotions.)

"ELECTRIC EYE" FOR THE
BLIND

(SEA)-Blind war veterans may soon be aided by an "electric eye" developed by the Army Signal Corps. Tests have been undertaken of 25 test models of an electronic device weighing four lbs., which warns the blind of obstacles in their path up to a range of fifteen feet. It is designed to warn principally against stationary or slow moving objects.


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TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP

Well, here we go again! Thanks
a million for filling the chatterbox; it sure is a help and we hope you will continue to be as cooperative and as nice about it as time goes on. We're sorry we can't use everything you gave us, but you know how it is: mosu people kind of like to keep some things private.
Barabara Johnson, the senior
class, has been walking on air this week because the juniors have scheduled a banquet in her honor tonight. This gala event is being held at the Marine restaurant with a party at the teacher's quarters afterward. Thirty people are expected to attend: pupils with their dates, and faculty members. Everyone is looking forward to it with
breathless anticipation.
Orchids to Mrs. Metzger and
Clinton Dutcher for their fine performances in the "Show Off." Of the backstage crew, we congratulate Eunice Besse and Jeaneen Hummel for their good work as prompters, and Mrs. Souders for her expert make-up. (Say, can you beat this: Mrs. Souders can not only turn out a professional make-up job, but at school she's teaching us
how to ride "them thar nags"!) How about some more of you joining The Little Theatre?
Rumor has it that the boys and
girls of homeroom seven have been throwing chalk and erasers around!
Let's cut that out kids - it makes an awful mess for the janitors to
clean up.
The hay-ride scheduled for tonight has been postponed -how about setting a new date right away, Chaplain Bosserman? That
last hay-ride was a lot of fun.
We hear Chaplain Bosserman is
going to roll up the rugs, bring out the Vic, and have a dance for us on April 22 at his house. Better start making preparations, because
it's going to be a big event.

AIR FORCE LOST? ?

A novel and interesting method
of orientation was intercepted by the crew of an eastbound VR-44 flight near Cheyenne, Wyoming, the other night when an unidentified B-36 cut in on VHF 116.10 megacycles with the following classic: "Ladies and Gentlemen,"
quoth the pilot, "We are IFR on a transcontinental round-robin at 32,000 feet. We are not lost, but we are not certain of our position.
We think we are over Utah, but we may be somewhere in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada or possibly Montana. Will the station reading this the loudest please give us a call and tell us where you are so we will know what station we
are closest to?"
(FLogSupWing News Ltr)


POST ALLOWANCE NOT SUBJECT TO TAX

Post and quarters allowances received by American citizen civilian employees at Guantanamo Bay are not subject to withholding tax, according to a recent SecNav message to all stations outside the continental U. S.
Taxes withheld so far from the post allowance by the Base Fiscal officer will not be refunded locally. Employees entitled to a refund will receive it from the Collector of Internal Revenue after making their tax returns for 1949.

TRAGROUP TRIVIALS
Farmer Favored
DCC W. L. Farmer and family departed last week aboard the Jackson for duty in San Diego, Calif.
Congrats In Order
Ulrich, DC2, McNulty, DC2 and Bittle, SN, successfully surmounted the first obstacle in quest of higher rates by passing their examinations.
Scooter Found
The resurrection of DCC Engle might be due to the success of our local constabulary in finding his bemoaned scooter. His profound humiliation in retracting his statements about police efficiency is evidenced by generous treats of, shall we say, "refreshments"?
Lost Souls?
Engineers and Damage Control personnel needn't worry when confronting LTJGs Wilson and Stevenson aboard ships these days. This is the slack season for their ASW capers, so they are assisting other departments. Mr. Wilson is riding for Seamanship, while Stevenson tags along with CIC.
Rochester Ladylike
Congratulations to USS Rochester for the fine impression she made upon leaving the harbor on her mid-training-period, inspection, March 29; in spite of the usual worries, she still found time to remember our Canadian and English friends were in the harbor and would be watching.
Attention Wives
The big load appears to be off for a while. If Pappy spends more than 18 hours a day at the office, pin him down.
New Arrivals
The Engineering Dept. has realized new blood in its ranks this week with the arr ival of LCDR. F. G. Scarborough and his wife. The ENC E. G. Donahoo household now boasts a new striker with the arrival of their son who weighed in at the Naval Hospital last Monday (7 lbs. 7 oz.). His name John Arthur.
That 'round-the-clock smile of MMC Sapp is inspired by the recent arrival of his wife, Mayme Olive.


VU-10 NOTES

The sharp ears of the birds that sit high on the steel beams atop the landplane hangar heard a new sound last week as the thud of flesh meeting the leathern sphere heralded the opening of the squadron volleyball tournament.
Self-styled hot rocks of the league are a group of old codgers called the Senior Officers. These flashers are led by our Falstaffian executive officer, Greene R. Berkeley, Jr., who is aided and abetted by the squadron's new Chancellor of the Exchequer, "Honest Robert" Wooling, and by the outfit's genial buffoon, Bertram, who wheezes about the court offering assistance that is largely vocal.
The boys from TDD form another hot sextet and the prevailing opinion among the modelers is that the laurel wreath will certainly be theirs. These lads have one advantage over the other teams in the league in that they are in fairly good shape, having climbed many mountains and dodged innumerable cactus spikes in vain searches for the drones that plummet wildly to earth at AATC under the guiding hand of Mr. Gerald P. Johns, who, by the way, is now wearing a new silver bar on his collar.
Feeling in the need of fresh air and sunshine, the gentlemen from Norfolk have decided to conduct their annual inspection of the squadron. All hands are scurrying madly about, busily erecting a facade of efficiency to present to the Grand Inquisitors.

1949 FORD SEDAN WON BY
NAVSTA "WHITEHAT"

Julius Fred Deuser Bought Only
One Chance
How would you like to get a new 1949 Ford for your birthday? Well, believe it or not, that is just about what happened to the winner of the Ford which was raffled off by the Base Police this week.
On April 4th, Julius Fred Deuser, Seaman, from St. Louis, Missouri celebrated his 26th birthday and on the following night was holder of the lucky ticket which gave him the new Ford.
Deuser, in a telephone interview with The Indian, said that the winning ticket was the only chance he held on this car, after holding three non-winners at an earlier raffle. He is married and has a young son who will pass the two year mark come September.
Asked what he planned to do with the Ford, he replied that he didn't know for sure but he might either keep it or sell it. A letter is now on its way to the lady of the family telling her of their good fortune, and upon receipt of her answer, he will know whether he will sell the car or keep it.







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By Allen Collier, Sports Editor OFFICER'S SOFTBALL TO hibit their wa
BE INAUGURATED as the Naval the Marines.
Proposed League Would Start Play cent exhibition
About May 1 the Hospital b
Base Officers are organizing nesday night, teams for an all-officer softball boys from the league. LCDR. P. H. Teeter, Aide- Training Grou to-the-Commander, has issued a by the Hospiti
memorandum call to all interested week of leag officers to submit their names to VU-10 testing the athletic officers at their re- and NAS colli :spective commands. Supply Depot.
Tentative plans call for a four There will b team double round robin tourna- all you fans a ment to commence play about 1 games will be
May. All games would be played the beginning on the Fleet Recreation diamonds come on out with three games each week, be- event in the y ginning at approximately 2000, im- sports staged mediately following the completion Department. of games in the Enlisted Men's
league. Games would be played on GTMO. A Monday, Tuesday or Thursday AWARD
nights. Final details will be announced upon completion. ComNOB Mak
to 1949 Co
SOFTBALL SEASON At a brief
OPENS MONDAY mony, at the
building last
Two Games Each Night Beginning 1000, RADM.
At 1830; NavSta Favored mander Naval
At 1830 Monday evening, the sented the m
1949 base softball league will get Guantanamo underway with the Naval Station basketballs as and NSD clashing on Diamond One tion for thei and VU-10 locking horns with the ComTEN tour Marines on Diamond Two. February.
The Naval Station has posted Only three
the best exhibition record to date All Star team with three wins in as many starts. the roster of t They opened with an 11-8 win over The three ar the crew from the President Jack- the Hospital; son, and kept the ball rolling on 4 "Stubby" Ber April as they scored six runs in the 10. final inning to overcome the Hos- This year pital 6-4. On Tuesday night of this venged last y week they tackled the boys from dad, 57-51 in NSD and won by a score of 10-2. This year our Another game with the NSD with little difi
squads was on tap for Thursday cession, they s
night. Results were not known at Juan 55-18 a press time however. night, dealt Ti
Seven Teams Entered feat by a 47-3
This year there are seven teams Th
in the league and each team will This year's
play six games in each round. of twelve me
There will be two rounds in the the list with league. The first round which be- champs, VU-1 gins Monday, ends on April 27. Marines two
The second round starts the fol- Station, NSD, lowing Monday, May 2, and runs each added on
through Wednesday, May 18. The The Roster:
seven teams entered in the league Eugene Reard are: Naval Station, NSD, NAS, Jack Gehring;
Fleet Training Group, Marine Bar- riochoa and A racks, VU-10 and the Naval Barracks: Dic Hospital. Franz; NAS:
League play will be four nights Luster and Na a week only, Monday through year's team w Thursday. Following the opening Frank E. Sulli night games, Fleet Training Group also mentor f and the Naval Air Station will ex- Gold entry in


Yes on Tuesday night Station tangles with The Marines in a retilt soundly trounced y a 14-0 count. WedVU-10 takes on the Supply Depot while up attempts to glide a1. Thursday, the first ue play ends with the Naval Station ding with the Naval
e plenty of seats for nd in most cases, the completed prior to of the movies, so for this, the second ear-'round parade of by the Recreation


L-STARS ARE ED TROPHIES

es Award on 1 April mTFN Champions but impressive cereNOB Administration Friday morning at W. K. Phillips, ComOperating Base preembers of the 1949 All-Stars with gold a token of appreciar winning the 1949 nament held here in

men from last year's are to be found on his year's champions. e: Stan Sikorski, of Jack Vienna and riochoa, both of VUhe Gtmo. entry reear's tussle to Trinithe District finals. lads took all comers iculty. In swift sucoundly trounced San nd on the following inidad a decisive de4 count.
e Roster
team was composed n. The Hospital led four, while the Base 0, placed three, the and the Naval Air and Naval Station e.
Hospital: Sikorski, on, Earl Barnette and VU-10: Vienna, Ber. H. Hoppe; Marine k Lombard and Ed James Booth; NSD: vSta, Bradfield. This as coached by CAPT. van, USMC, who was :or the Scarlet and this year's league.


NAVAL STATION LYCEUM
Sun. 10 April to Sat. 16 April

Sunday
THE CRY OF THE CITY
Victor Mature Richard Conti

Monday
OUT OF THE STORM
Jimmy Lydon Lois Collier

Tuesday
THE OPEN SECRET
John Ireland Jane Randolph

Wednesday LARCENY
John Payne Joan Caufield

Thursday
THE SHANGHAI CHEST
Roland Winters Tim Ryan

Friday
THE PARADINE CASE
Gregory Peck Ann Todd

Saturday
THUNDERHOOF
Preston Foster Win. Bishop


Those four
men seen running around Marine Site No. 2 with new stripes on their sleeves are W. Schuenemann and H.
S. Skipper who have been promoted to Sergeant and J. D. Newby who was promoted to Corporal. Promoted to Staff Sergeant was J. P. Murphy. Congratulations men.
Transferred
SSgt. F. M. Powell left on Tuesday's plane for duty with the 1st Marine Division on the West Coast and PFC's W. H. DeLong, M. W. Rutland, N. R. Gomez, K. L. Stubbs, and C. T. Vallee left for Jacksonville, Fla. for further assignment.
Softball
The Post Softball team has been working out daily, and pre-season form indicates that the boys will enter a strong contender in the Base League. In a practice game with the Naval Hospital last Saturday, the Marines swamped the Corpsmen 14-0 behind the fine pitching of Duke and Robbins, who gave up one hit apiece over the seven inning route.
Track
A half dozen hopefuls can be seen any evening jogging or sprinting around the Post track with aspirations of earning laurels in the All-Marine Corps Track Meet scheduled for 10 June in Quantico, Va.


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Vol. IV, No. 7 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 9 April 1949 PUBLIC WORKS RIF NEARS COMPLETION Loss of Civilian Personnel Curtails Maintenance Services A reduction in force which was started in January by the Base Public Works Department was Practically completed this week, according to CDR. L. M. Davis, Public Works Officer. The Department has lost about 400 employees in the reduction, which was necessitated by lack of funds. About 1075 employees are being retained. Commander Davis said that no supervisors are being separated, inasmuch as the supervisory force was relatively small prior to the reduction. AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE EXCHANGE FOR BASE A new automatic telephone exchange is now being installed in Building N-609 on the Main Road between Marine Sites 1 and 2. This dial equipment will replace the manual equipment now installed in the No. 5 telephone exchange. The automatic exchange equipment was diverted from surplus by the Bureau of Yards and Docks and was delivered to the Base several months ago. Only recently the Bureau allotted $13,500 with which to accomplish the installation. Since the amount furnished was less than one third of that requested for a complete installation, it was necessary to provide space in an existing building rather than construct a new building for the exchange. In spite of many technical engineering factors, building N-609 was found to be acceptable. Had this good fortune not developed, lack of funds for the entire project would have deferred the installation until 1952. NOB SCHOOL EDITION IS TO BE POSTPONED The announcement that was published in last week's Indian must be retracted because of non-delivery of photo-engravings (pictures) from The Indian's .stateside photoengraver. BRANCH COMMISSARY FOR BARGO-NEWTOWN Store Will Stock Bare Essentials As A Convenience A Bargo Point branch of the Ship's Store Ashore is under construction on the North side of the main road just beyond the Bargo Point intersection. This branch is within easy walking distance of both Bargo Point and Newtown, about one quarter of a mile from each. Its primary purpose is to furnish the housing communities with staple commissary items and eliminate the long drive to the main commissary when only a few items are required. It will be a particular boon to house wives who are carless during the day when hubby is at work. LTJG. J. Cozy, Ship's Store Ashore Officer, emphasizes that this branch store is not intended to furnish the complete stocks for which the main store is noted. Limited funds make it impossible to provide other than the bare essentials at this time, but LTJG. Cozy has a knack for accomplishing wonders in improvements and in time a small edition of the main store will undoubtedly emerge. The Supply Officer in Command, CDR. L. P. Kimball, Jr., provided necessary funds for the construction. The Base Public Works Department has donated an Army Prefab hut, 48 by 20 feet and has made a good start on the actual construction. The exact date of opening has not yet been set, but further announcement will be'forthcoming at the proper time. CIVILIAN IMMUNIZATION WILL BEGIN MONDAY Immunization of civilian household employees, (maids, cooks, nurse maids, etc.) will begin at the Labor Board Dispensary Monday, 11 April 1949. No appointment is necessary. This program of immunization was instituted by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and all employers of household servants are urged to acquaint their servants with the benefits of the program and to enlist their cooperation. PRES. TRUMAN REQUESTS RETROACTIVE PAY BILL Six Per Cent Towards Retirement Has Been Suggestbd Members of the Armed Forces Subcommittee, studying the proposed pay bill, recently heard a communication from President Truman, read by VADM. William F. Fechtler, USN, to the effect that allowances and extra pay be made taxable. He also suggested that a six per cent assessment be imposed on service personnel toward retirement. The President, in his annual budget request, earmarked four hundred million dollars for revision of the armed forces pay scale. The Hook commission's figures based on their investigations were somewhat in excess of this figure. This apparently was the reason for the President's suggestion. It was felt that the contribution feature toward retirement may be imposed, but that the allowances tax was not viewed in a favorable light by the committee. More Favorable Aspects One of the more favorable aspects of the President's message was the re-affirming of his desire not to cause service personnel to come out on the short end due to discontinuance of income tax exemptions, effective last January 1. In this connection the President said, "please make it clear that I favor the inclusion of the savings provisions which will prevent any reduction in compensation received by persons in the armed forces prior to the expiration of income tax exemption on January 1, 1949." This would indicate that any revision of the pay scale would be retroactive to last January 1. Another phase of the bill discussed last week, was Sea and Foreign duty pay. Vice Admiral Fechtler said that the Navy would prefer that its enlisted men on such duty receive a ten per cent increase rather than a flat $15.00 as provided in the bill. It is expected that this amendment will be included, however, as The Indian went to press no definite information was available.

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Pao'e Two THE INDIAN Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg., Room 205 -Phone 254 Saturday, 9 April 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 C. B. Lufburrow, ALC --Staff Writer B. J. Vandermeiden, SNStaff Writer C. C. Arnott, DT----------Staff Writer G. M. Rushing, AFC. Staff Photographer Cecil Pederson---------Teen-Age Writer "Skiddy" Masterson -Teen-Age Writer THE INDIAN is published weekly, financed by appropriated funds, printed on government equipment, for free distribution on the U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by order of the Base Commander. THE INDIAN is published in compliance with the provisions of NAVEXOS-P-35 (Rev) 1945. 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. SUGGESTIONS MEAN CASH TO WORKERS CDR. L. M. Davis, Jr., recently announced that cash 'awards had been made for two practical suggestions by Base employees. The first was a joint suggestion submitted by Leonard Thomas and Victor Mustelier of the Naval Air Station. Their suggestion, which has netted them $20 each as a reward, was for an improvement on the DeWalt Saw Model No. WAE57M51. Their suggestion in part said: "this saw is equipped with a 50-inch bench which is not suitable for handling all types of lumber .we have made extension benches with leveling devices and a permanently fixed "stop" scale for sawing of specified lengths of lumber. The other suggestion chosen was submitted by R. Pendleton, Diesel Spare Parts, NSD. His suggestion, giving him a $15.00 award, was of a tub file system and adjustable clipboard. In part, his suggestion says: "the tub file system serves the purpose of keeping all location cards, which indicate the correct stock number, nomenclature and exact place where all parts carried by this activity may be found. The tub system furnishes the adjustable clip board, which has proven to be of great use in writing the location of the different parts when issuing or receiving them." aniel nfuffu Daniel Duffus, an employee of the Base Public Works Department since 1941, died last week in Santiago de Cuba following a brief illness and operation. Duffus, who was only 30, was employed at the time of his death as job order clerk in the Public Works office. His steady work and cheerful disposition had made him many friends on the Base. STORK CLUB SCOOPS: James Steven Teeter born 1 April to LCDR. and Mrs. P. H. Teeter; James Russel Murray born 4 April to MU1 R. N L. and Mrs. MurNOTES ray; John Arthur Donahoo born 4 April to ENC and Mrs. E. G. Donahoo. Competition is getting keener in the fishing contest. So far, CAPT. Wilson looks like the winner with a 15 lb. snook which was caught last Saturday. However, with fishing parties going out 'most every day, anything can happen and probably will before the 16th. The softball team is all set for league competition and under the capable coaching of CSC Mullins the boys from the Hospital feel that they have a winner. There have been rumors of an all-officer league and if that develops, the hospital combined with the dental clinic, will be represented. HMC J. H. Gehring has received orders to the U. S. Naval Hospital, Great Lakes and will leave sometime this week. Jack has been one of the mainstays in all athletic teams representing the hospital, and he will be greatly missed. Mrs. Gehring too, has been an active member of the hospital staff, having worked in the Dependents Ward since civilian nurses were first employed there. Good luck to both the Gehrings! H. W. Wilder, DCC of the Hospital Maintenance Department completed thirty years naval service on Saturday, 2 April. Heartiest congratulations, Wilder, from all the hospital family. So far, Wilder has made no indication that he intends to transfer to the retired list. Could it be that we have a "fifty year" man in our midst. LADIES, GET HEP TO YOURSELVES! Sunday, 10 April 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) PROTESTANT SERVICES Schedule Of Services For Easter And Holy Week At NOB Chapel Maundy Thursday -1930 Holy Communion. Good Friday -1200 Devotional Service; 2000 Chapel Choir will sing "The Crucifixion" by Steiner. Easter Sunday -Sunrise Service, Holy Communion; 1100 Easter Service (Holy Communion will not be given at this Service). CATHOLIC SERVICES Divine Services For Holy Week 10 -17 April 1949 10 April -Pahn Sunday Masses -0700, 0900, 1745. Blessing of Palms at 0700 and distribution of the Blessed Palms at all three Masses. Daily Masses -11, 12, 13 April 1949 at 0630. 14 April, Holy Thursday -Mass at 0630. Exposition 0630, 0730, Holy Hour ending with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. 15 April, Good Friday (no Mass) -1400, 1500, Reading of Passion, Rosary, Way of the Cross, Veneration of the Cross. 16 April, Holy Saturday -Mass 0630. Confessions 1830, 2000. 17 April, Easter Sunday-Masses 0700, 0900 and 1745 (Confessions will be heard before and after all Masses and Devotions.) "ELECTRIC EYE" FOR THE BLIND (SEA)-Blind war veterans may soon be aided by an "electric eye" developed by the Army Signal Corps. Tests have been undertaken of 25 test models of an electronic device weighing four lbs., which warns the blind of obstacles in their path up to a range of fifteen feet. It is designed to warn principally against stationary or slow moving objects. S THE INDIAN Page Two

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THE INDIAN Page Three S TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP Well, here we go again! Thanks a million for filling the chatterbox; it sure is a help and we hope you will continue to be as cooperative and as nice about it as time goes on. We're sorry we can't use everything you gave us, but you know how it is: most people kind of like to keep some things private. Barabara Johnson, the senior class, has been walking on air this week because the juniors have scheduled a banquet in her honor tonight. This gala event is being held at the Marine restaurant with a party at the teacher's quarters afterward. Thirty people are expected to attend: pupils with their dates, and faculty members. Everyone is looking forward to it with breathless anticipation. Orchids to Mrs. Metzger and Clinton Dutcher for their fine performances in the "Show Off." Of the backstage crew, we congratulate Eunice Besse and Jeaneen Hummel for their good work as prompters, and Mrs. Souders for her expert make-up. (Say, can you beat this: Mrs. Souders can not only turn out a professional make-up job, but at school she's teaching us how to ride "them thar nags"!) How about some more of you joining The Little Theatre? Rumor has it that the boys and girls of homeroom seven have been throwing chalk and erasers around! Let's cut that out kids -it makes an awful mess for the janitors to clean up. The hay-ride scheduled for tonight has been postponed -how about setting a new date right away, Chaplain Bosserman ? That last hay-ride was a lot of fun. We hear Chaplain Bosserman is going to roll up the rugs, bring out the Vic, and have a dance for us on April 22 at his house. Better start making preparations, because it's going to be a big event. AIR FORCE LOST? ? ? .' A novel and interesting method of orientation was intercepted by the crew of an eastbound VR-44 flight near Cheyenne, Wyoming, the other night when an unidentified B-36 cut in on VHF 116.10 megacycles with the following classic: "Ladies and Gentlemen," quoth the pilot, "We are IFR on a transcontinental round-robin at 32,000 feet. We are not lost, but we are not certain of our position. We think we are over Utah, but we may be somewhere in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada or possibly Montana. Will the station reading this the loudest please give us a call and tell us where you are so we will know what station we are closest to?" (FLogSupWing News Ltr) POST ALLOWANCE NOT SUBJECT TO TAX Post and quarters allowances received by American citizen civilian employees at Guantanamo Bay are not subject to withholding tax, according to a recent SecNav message to all stations outside the continental U. S. Taxes withheld so far from the post allowance by the Base Fiscal officer will not be refunded locally. Employees entitled to a refund will receive it from the Collector of Internal Revenue after making their tax returns for 1949. TRAGROUP TRIVIALS Farmer Favored DCC W. L. Farmer and family departed last week aboard the Jackson for duty in San Diego, Calif. Congrats In Order Ulrich, DC2, McNulty, DC2 and Bittle, SN, successfully surmounted the first obstacle in quest of higher rates by passing their examinations. Scooter Found The resurrection of DCC Engle might be due to the success of our local constabulary in finding his bemoaned scooter. His profound huImiliation in retracting his statements about police efficiency is evidenced by generous treats of, shall we say, "refreshments"? Lost Souls? Engineers and Damage Control personnel needn't worry when confronting LTJGs Wilson and Stevenson aboard ships these days. This is the slack season for their ASW capers, so they are assisting other departments. Mr. Wilson is riding for Seamanship, while Stevenson tags along with CIC. Rochester Ladylike Congratulations to USS Rochester for the fine impression she made upon leaving the harbor on her mid-training-period inspection, March 29; in spite of the usual worries, she still found time to remember our Canadian and English friends were in the harbor and would be watching. Attention Wives The big load appears to be off for a while. If Pappy spends more than 18 hours a day at the office, pin him down. New Arrivals The Engineering Dept. has realized new blood in its ranks this week with the arrival of LCDR. F. G. Scarborough and his wife. The ENC E. G. Doriahoo household now boasts a new striker with the arrival of their son who weighed in at the Naval Hospital last Monday (7 lbs. 7 oz.). His name John Arthur. That 'round-the-clock smile of MMC Sapp is inspired by the recent arrival of his wife, Mayme Olive. VU-10 NOTES The sharp ears of the birds that sit high on the steel beams atop the landplane hangar heard a new sound last week as the thud of flesh meeting the leathern sphere heralded the opening of the squadron volleyball tournament. Self-styled hot rocks of the league are a group of old codgers called the Senior Officers. These flashers are led by our Falstaffian executive officer, Greene R. Berkeley, Jr., who is aided and abetted by the squadron's new Chancellor of the Exchequer, "Honest Robert" Wooling, and by the outfit's genial buffoon, Bertram, who wheezes about the court offering assistance that is largely vocal. The boys from TDD form another hot sextet and the prevailing opinion among the modelers is that the laurel wreath will certainly be theirs. These lads have one advantage over the other teams in the league in that they are in fairly good shape, having climbed many mountains and dodged innumerable cactus spikes in vain searches for the drones that plummet wildly to earth at AATC under the guiding hand of Mr. Gerald P. Johns, who, by the way, is now wearing a new silver bar on his collar. Feeling in the need of fresh air and sunshine, the gentlemen from Norfolk have decided to conduct their annual inspection of the squadron. All hands are scurrying madly about, busily erecting a facade of efficiency to present to the Grand Inquisitors. 1949 FORD SEDAN WON BY NAVSTA "WHITEHAT" Julius Fred Deuser Bought Only One Chance How would you like to get a new 1949 Ford for your birthday? Well, believe it or not, that is just about what happened to the winner of the Ford which was raffled off by the Base Police this week. On April 4th, Julius Fred Deuser, Seaman, from St. Louis, Missouri celebrated his 26th birthday and on the following night was holder of the lucky ticket which gave him the new Ford. Deuser, in a telephone interview with The Indian, said that the winning ticket was the only chance he held on this car, after holding three non-winners at an earlier raffle. He is married and has a young son who will pass the two year mark come September. Asked what he planned to do with the Ford, he replied that he didn't know for sure but he might either keep it or sell it. A letter is now on its way to the lady of the family telling her of their good fortune, and upon receipt of her answer, he will know whether he will sell the car or keep it. THE INDIAN Pagre Three

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Pare Four THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-7 Apr 49-2500. i~7 A~@4Wr~ Mg~~G S By Allen Collier, Sports Editor OFFICER'S SOFTBALL TO hibit their war BE INAUGURATED as the Naval ________the Marines. Proposed League Would Start Play cent exhibition About May 1 the Hospital b Base Officers are organizing nesday night, teams for an all-officer softball boys from the league. LCDR. P. H. Teeter, AideTraining Grou to-the-Commander, has issued a by the Hospita memorandum call to all interested week of leag officers to submit their names to VU-10 testing the athletic officers at their reand NAS collie spective commands. Supply Depot. Tentative plans call for a four There will b team double round robin tournaall you fans a ment to commence play about 1 games will be May. All games would be played the beginning on the Fleet Recreation diamonds come on out with three games each week, beevent in the y ginning at approximately 2000, imsports staged mediately following the completion Department. of games in the Enlisted Men's league. Games would be played on GTMO. A Monday, Tuesday or Thursday AWARD nights. Final details will be announced upon completion. ConNOB Mak SOFTBALL SEASON t a bri OPENS MONDAY mony, at the building last Two Games Each Night Beginning 1000, RADM. At4830; NavSta Favored manner Naval At 1830 Monday evening, the scented the me 1949 base softball league will get Guantanamo underway with the Naval Station basketballs as and NSD clashing on Diamond One tion for their and VU-10 locking horns with the ComTEN tour Marines on Diamond Two. February. The Naval Station has posted Only three i the best exhibition record to date All Star team with three wins in as many starts. the roster of t They opened with an 11-8 win over The three are the crew from the President Jackthe Hospital; son, and kept the ball rolling on 4 "Stubby" Berr April as they scored six runs in the 10. final inning to overcome the HosThis year t pital 6-4. On Tuesday night of this avenged last ye week they tackled the boys from dad, 57-51 in NSD and won by a score of 10-2. This year our Another game with the NSD with little diffi squads was on tap for Thursday session, they s night. Results were not known at Juan 55-18 a press time however. night, dealt Tr Seven Teams Entered feat by a 47-3 This year there are seven teams Th in the league and each team will This year's play six games in each round. of twelve men There will be two rounds in the the list with league. The first round which bechamps, VU-1 gins Monday, ends on April 27. Marines two The second round starts the folStation, NSD, lowing Monday, May 2, and runs each added on through Wednesday, May 18. The The Roster: seven teams entered in the league Eugene Reardo are: Naval Station, NSD, NAS, Jack Gehring; Fleet Training Group, Marine Barriochoa and A racks, VU-10 and the Naval Barracks: Did Hospital. Franz; NAS: League play will be four nights Luster and Na a week only, Monday through year's team w Thursday. Following the opening Frank E. Sulliv night games, Fleet Training Group also mentor f and the Naval Air Station will exGold entry in t es on Tuesday night Station tangles with The Marines in a retilt soundly trounced y a 14-0 count. WedVU-10 takes on the Supply Depot while p attempts to glide 1. Thursday, the first ue play ends with the Naval Station ding with the Naval e plenty of seats for nd in most cases, the completed prior to of the movies, so for this, the second ear-'round parade of by the Recreation L-STARS ARE ED TROPHIES es Award on 1 April mTEN Champions but impressive cereNOB Administration Friday morning at W. K. Phillips, CoinOperating Base preembers of the 1949 All-Stars with gold a token of appreciawinning the 1949 lament held here in men from last year's are to be found on his year's champions. : Stan Sikorski, of Jack Vienna and iochoa, both of VUhe Gtmo. entry rear's tussle to Trinithe District finals. lads took all comers culty. In swift sucoundly trounced San d on the following inidad a decisive de4 count. e Roster team was composed n. The Hospital led our, while the Base 0, placed three, the and the Naval Air and Naval Station e. Hospital: Sikorski, n, Earl Barnette and VU-10: Vienna, Ber.H. Hoppe; Marine k Lombard and Ed James Booth; NSD: vSta, Bradfield. This as coached by CAPT. van, USMC, who was or the Scarlet and his year's league. NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sun. 10 April to Sat. 16 April Sunday THE CRY OF THE CITY Victor Mature Richard Conti Monday OUT OF THE STORM Jimmy Lydon Lois Collier Tuesday THE OPEN SECRET John Ireland Jane Randolph Wednesday LARCENY John Payne Joan Caufield Thursday THE SHANGHAI CHEST Roland Winters Tim Ryan Friday THE PARADINE CASE Gregory Peck Ann Todd Saturday THUNDERHOOF Preston Foster Wm. Bishop Those four men seen run/ ning around Marine Site No. 2 with new stripes -on their sleeves H are W. Schuenemann and H. S. Skipper who have been promoted to Sergeant and J. D. Newby who was promoted to Corporal. Promoted to Staff Sergeant was J. P. Murphy. Congratulations men. Transferred SSgt. F. M. Powell left on Tuesday's plane for duty with the 1st Marine Division on the West Coast and PFC's W. H. DeLong, M. W. Rutland, N. R. Gomez, K. L. Stubbs, and C. T. Vallee left for Jacksonville, Fla. for further assignment. Softball The Post Softball team has been working out daily, and pre-season form indicates that the boys will enter a strong contender in the Base League. In a practice game with the Naval Hospital last Saturday, the Marines swamped the Corpsmen 14-0 behind the fine pitching of Duke and Robbins, who gave up one hit apiece over the seven inning route. Track A half dozen hopefuls can be seen any evening jogging or sprinting around the Post track with aspirations of earning laurels in the All-Marine Corps Track Meet scheduled for 10 June in Quantico, Va. 6~ 0 S Page Four THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-7 Apr 49-2500.


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