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Vol. IV, No. 8 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 16 April 1949


WHY BLDG. M-324 STILL STANDS
One of the oft-used topics of
Conversation and a question in the
minds of hundreds of Base residents is "Why don't they tear down that burned out barracks on Marine Site No. 3." The structure, known officially as Building M-324, has an important use in the mind of Base Public Works Officer, CDR.
L. M. Davis, Jr. A careful study of the situation will prove his point.
First and foremost reason the
building still stands is that when maintenance and repair funds of the Base were cut to one third of the acknowledged required amount for proper maintenance, it was necassary to comply with departmental directives and place on a "deferred maintenance schedule"
projects totalling some $400,000.00.
The project for razing building
'M-324 was one of these.
Used as Storehouse
Second, the building continues
in use as a storehouse for Bargo Point materials for which a temporary building would have to be built, in the event the structure was razed. The amount saved by not having to erect a temporary storage building permits construction of several more Bargo Point housing units.
In addition to the two reasons
noted above, it is felt that the building serves as a monument to demonstrate the need for extreme care in continuously adhering to the most austere rules of fire prevention.
Also, of late, the tile roofing
used at the Officers' Club and on some Newtown homes has been replaced with portions of the same type roofing covering building M-324. This was done as the local supply of roofing had been exhausted and replacement of this supply has not yet been received
from the States.
SHIP'S SERVICE - PX CLOSE S Both Ship's Service Stores and
the Post Exchange will be closed
tomorrow, Easter Sunday.


RADM. PHILLIPS RETURNS
FROM STATESIDE TRIP

RADM. W. K. Phillips, Commander, Naval Operating Base was expected to return to Guantanamo today after spending twelve days TAD and leave in the States. He was to have been greeted by Mrs. Phillips and members of his Staff in the early hours this morning as he arrived on Fleet Logistics Support Wing flight No. 1615.
Admiral Phillips went first to Norfolk where he attended a Type Commanders conference. Upon completion of this conference, he spent the remainder of his time on leave with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.


DEDICATION SERVICE
SUNDAY, 24 APRIL

Chaplain Bosserman to Dedicate
Westminster Strike
Sunday, the 24th, at the 1100 service, Chaplain E. E. Bosserman will dedicate the Westminster Strike donated to the NOB Chapel by the members of Branch 100, Fleet Reserve Association. At a recent business meeting of Branch 100, R. M. Johnson, HMC, acting for the Strike Fund Committee and Branch 100, presented $600 to Chaplain Bosserman with which to purchase the Strike. Upon making the presentation, Chief Johnson said, "I take great pleasure in being allowed to represent Branch
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Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg.,
Room 205 -Phone 254
Saturday, 16 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 THE INDIAN is published weekly, f inanced 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 hy THE INdIAN are official U. S. Navy pictures credited to the NAS Photo Lab. unless indicated otherwise.

STORK CLUB
SCOOPS: Richard Dean Frisk born 9 April to HMC and Mrs. E. W.
Frisk; Brenda Jean Miller born 9 April to SSGT.
and Mrs. C. H.
\ N a Miller.
NOTE S M. D. Petit, NC,
USN, this week
received her promotion from Ensign to Lieutenant (junior grade). Congratulations.
The Hospital Softball Team played their first game in league competition last Wednesday night; lost to the Naval Station by a score of 3 to 1 in a close, well-played game. Since it is rumored that the Naval Station has the best team on the Base, we think maybe the hospital will be able to give them a run for their money if the nonplaying personnel will get behind the team and give them some support.
That 151/2 lb. snook caught by CAPT. Wilson is apparently the winner in this month's fishing contest. There have been several other large ones caught, but they couldn't quite pass the 151/2 lb. mark.
The District Medical Officer will make his annual inspection of the hospital 19 April. Needless to say, all hands are manning paint brushes and swabs, getting ready to make a good showing.


PROTESTANT EASTER
SUNRISE SERVICE

Because of Daylight Saving Time, it has been necessary to change the location of the Protestant Easter Sunrise Servied from the Chapel area which would conflict with the 0700 Catholic Mass. After looking over several prominent sites it was decided that the broad level grassy space on the seaward side of the tennis courts, just as you come onto Deer Point, is most advantageous.
A special bus will be provided for the Newtown - Bargo Point areas. The service will begin at 0630 and it is sincerely hoped that the change in location will not deter anyone from attending. The Chapel Choir will sing the favorite anthem, "God So Loved the World."

FRA SPONSORS EASTER EGG HUNT FOR KIDDIES

Easter Sunday afternoon at 1530 (3:30 p.m.) Chapel Hill will be covered with children looking for hidden Easter eggs. The Fleet Reserve Association, under the presidency of Mr. J. C. Johnson, is acting as Granddaddy of all Easter Rabbits and has purchased 1200 eggs which will be colored and hidden for the enjoyment of all the children on the Naval Operating Base. The Egg Hunt will- be divided into three areas. The kindergarten children will be brought to the area of the Kindergarten building; the children in the intermediate group, ages 6 through 10, will come to the area around the NOB School; and the senior group, ages 11 through 60, will come to the area surrounding the Chapel.

NAS SLIPSTREAM

Last Saturday a big picnic was held at the Race Track. The picnic was for the MAA force, Supply, Commissary, Personnel, Dispensary and Galley departments.
D. A. Nichols, CS2, was in charge of the chow and there was plenty of it, and delicious, too. LTJG. W. L. Hayden, our Recreation Officer, donated extra cases of soft drinks and beer. It goes without saying that all hands, had a terrific time and are already looking forward to another one soon.
Activity at Operations was high Wednesday and Thursday, as some 45 or 50 planes representing the Midway Air Group were "aboard" for an overnight stay. They left for Miami early Thursday.
Harvey Harding, FN, of the NAS Boatshed would like to take this opportunity to express appreciation for himself and his wife to their many friends who extended their courtesies to her while she was visiting her husband here recently.


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 0030-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)


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For Christians, these days of Holy Week are the most blessed and the most beneficial of all the ecclesiastical year.
Holy Thursday, the day on which we commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist by Jesus Christ, gives us the Son of God Himself under the Species of Bread and Wine. Christ has left us himself to be an everlasting pledge of His great Love for us. The Holy Sacrament was instituted as the Last Supper.
Good Friday is the day we relive the passion, sufferings and death of our Blessed Redeemer. He suffered that we might know the destructive force of sin which ravages our soul and body. He died on the Cross as a common criminal that we might feel the full force of His love, might understand how He hates sin but loves the sinner. Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day, the Lord Jesus Christ presents the culminating proof of His Divinity that He is the Son of God. "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up." "I have power to lay down my life and I have power to take it up again." Christ's Resurrection from the Dead gives us the eternal hope of one day rising from the grave to live for all eternity, united with Jesus in Heaven.
So we find Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are days that are so closely woven together in meaning and importance of fact. "He that eateth My Flesh and drinketh My Blood hath everlasting life, and I will raise him up in the last day." (St. John 6:55.) May the fullest of blessings of the Risen Saviour come upon you and yours on Easter Morning.
C. A. Herold,
Chaplain, USN


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TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP
S Last Saturday night will long
be remembered by many of the school's teen-agers. Barbara Johnson, our Senior, was guest of honor at a banquet given by the Juniors, and what a guest of honor! You looked mighty pretty, Barbara, and from all accounts, that man on your right thought so too! We bet you were surprised to find that your parents had been invited after all. We also hear that was quite an orchid presented to you by Joan Harris as a gift from Miss Feinstein-flown in from Miami at that!
Even though Barbara was the
guest of honor, the word goes around that it was a big night for everyone. The party included all the Juniors, their dates and the High School faculty members. It didn't end at the Marine restaurant either, but everyone went on to the Teacher's Quarters for a party.
We welcome the "pig-tail set"
to the "inner circle"; we're glad to have you along on the hay-ride tonight. Don't forget to be at the Recreation basketball courts at 5 p.m.- and that goes for everybody. Let's get started on time;
this is going to be fun!
Looks like the next big event
coming up is the banquet for the cheerleaders and the basketball team on April 21st; and don't forget Chaplain Bosserman's party
this Friday.
When the
USS Rochester
steamed out of
Gtmo. Bay, last
Tuesday, there
- were fifteen men H from the Marine Barracks
aboard headed
for the U. S.
L afe cmlting
two years duty here. Headed for Philadelphia and further assignment were CPL's H. L. Cooke, E. I.
Ditzler, F. J. Semansky, R. S. Westbrook and PFC's D. F. Butcher, A. D. Byle, E. E. Dramstad, J. C.
Duley, D. L. Hoylman, G. J. Krygier, T. Lesser, R. C. Maupin, R. D.
Shields, G. C. Socia. CPL. J. A.
Mann was also aboard with orders to report to the MB, NTC, Great
Lakes, Ill.
lstLT. E. D. Oglesby has reported aboard and taken over the duties formerly performed by 1st
LT. Patterson.
Bowling
The Intra-Post bowling league
is at an end and the results show the teams of Headquarters Supply and the 1st Platoon are tied for first place. A play-off between these two teams will take place Friday to determine the winner. The other four teams in the league finished in the following order, 2nd Platoon, Staff NCO's, Headquarters Administration and the Officers.


LETTER OF
APPRECIATION

The following letter of appreciation, was received this week by the Commander Naval Operating Base from the Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic.
"The Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, desires to convey his thanks to the Commander, U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to the officers and men of his command for the assistance, cooperation and 'hospitality, extended to members of this command on 1, 2, and 3 March 1949.
"Your assistance, fine spirit of cooperation, and outstanding hospitality are genuinely appreciated by the Commanding General, the officers and men of the First Provisional Infantry Battalion, Second Marine Division and those officers and men from VMR 152 and VMR 252 who participated in the air lift of the above battalion."
V. E. Megee,
Brigadier General, USMC

TRAGROUP TRIVIALS
Proficiency in ship riding does not qualify a person for horseback tours. This was a finding proved recently by one of the Damage Control members who, on boarding "Man-o'-War" at the local stables, failed to check Conditions Yoke and Zebra. Results of the Battle Problem and critique were that the horse won and FP1 Wall's performance was judged to be Unsatisfactory. Special credit and orchids to the doctors and nurses for the shoring and patching job administered to Wall's head are extended; he was restored to duty with a minimum loss of man hours.

DEDICATION SERVICE
SUNDAY, 24 APRIL
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100 in presenting to the NOB Chapel, through you, Chaplain Bosserman, this money which will allow you to purchase a Westminster Strike as an attachment to the Chapel Chimes. We ask only that it may be dedicated to the memory of our departed shipmates." A bronze plaque engraved with this dedication will be affixed in the Chapel.
Branch 100 conducted a drive among its members for the necessary funds in conjunction with the Base-wide Chime Fund Drive, which they also contributed to by staging the Christmas Carnival that did so much toward meeting the Chime Fund goal.
The Westminster Strike gets its name from "Big Ben" on Westminster Abbey in London, and like "Big Ben" will tell time by striking every half hour and hour.


LITTLE THEATRE NOTES

As the waves of applause subsided and the curtain wag finally drawn Friday night, April 8th, at The Little Theatre, the cast and crew dropped their theatrical masks, removed valuables and breakables from the stage, and just plain RE-laxed. They said goodbye to "The Show Off" with a late supper of chow mein and appropriate beverages. With the house manager, Chief "Curley" Hollis as music maker, the group made the rafters ring with marvelous renditions of all the old favorites..
But beneath the gaiety was a bit of sadness, as thoughts turned to the missing member, our director, Mrs. Virginia Fielder, who has returned to the States with her husband, now at the Naval Hospital at St. Albans, N. Y., being treated for tuberculosis.
It can almost be said the main topic of conversation at this gathering was the forthcoming production of "Laura," to be directed by Chief Storekeeper Richardson of NAS Supply. Mr. Richardson, who organized a theatre group in Panama and directed three plays there, says he expects to have this drama of suspense ready for an audience in approximately five weeks.
The Cast
To play the title role of "Laura," Betsy Lampman was chosen by the casting committee - a difficult task indeed, as Laura Hunt is one of those oddities, beautiful, clever, sophisticated, and generous, the type of girl who could hold a position of advertising executive successfully as she does.
Mark, the clean-cut detective who has risen from the streets, will be portrayed by John Rooney. As Bessie, Laura's right hand, will be Mary Ellestad. Mrs. Nell Abernathy is cast as Mrs. Dorgan, and the part of Danny, her son, is taken by Paul Friis. D. J. Burton is Shelby, Laura's fiance. The role of Waldo Lydecker, a bit effeminate, egotistical, and definitely cynical, will be taken by K. H. Allen.
And so another hit is under way. To those who have seen this play or the motion picture, or who may have heard it on the air, "Mum's the word." Kindly do not reveal the the plot. Let us have that pleasure when "Laura" is presented to you at Marine Site Three.

SUB-COMMITTEE URGES ACTION ON PAY HIKE

The House Armed Services subcommittee studying service pay revision will recommend that the full committee consider this matter separately from retirement and death benefits, and other matters included in the Hook Report. This, in order to facilitate prompt action the proposed pay legislation.


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NAVAL STATION AND NAS DEADLOCKED FOR LEAD

Both Teams Sport 2-0 Record As
First Week of Play Ends
The pre - season favorite, the Naval Station and the Naval Air Station "Airdales", already beginfling to show signs of being a dark horse, were deadlocked for the lead in the Base Softball league with two wins each as play prepares to go into the second week. .
Both teams won their opening games on Monday night and both notched the number two victory on Wednesday night. In second place was Fleet Training Group, the only other team which had broken into the win column when The Indian went to press.
The Naval Station featured timely hitting, including a trio of home runs, to defeat the Naval Supply Depot by 9-7. The Airdales clubbed VU-10 for 9 hits and 6 runs while holding the "fly boys" to a single hit. Seven walks issued by NAS moundsman Lawrence Marsh almost proved disasterous as VU-10 bunched the walks and their hit, together for five runs in the first and fourth innings. The Air Station crowded their scoring into the fourth and seventh innings.
Training Group Wins
Tuesday night in a single game, Fleet Training Group took the Marine squad into camp by a 4-2 score. R. A. Wright, turned in a beautifully pitched game for the Training Group but it was teammate Watford who saved the day for his team. In the last of the seventh inning, with the score 4-2, the Marines sent pitcher Dukes to bat with runners on first and second and two out. Dukes came through with a terrific clout but the aforementioned Watford, center fielder, rocketed backward and made the catch for the out to give his team the win. Frankie Fleming led the Training Group at the plate with three hits in four trips.
Wednesday night the two leaders came out on top once again. The Naval Station stopped the Hospital by 3-1, while the Air Station crew turned in a nine inning 4-3 victory over the Supply Depot.
The Naval Station sent Ernie Faile to the mound and he turned in an excellent job. Bettwy collected a homerun with none on for his second circuit smash in as many games. Stan Sikorski was the losing pitcher for the Hospital.
The Airdales battered the Supply crew in the late innings after getting off to a slow start. Brilliant fielding on the part of the Air Sta-


TEAMS FOR OFFICERS' SOFTBALL ANNOUNCED
Six teams representing the various commands of the Base have been organized for participation in the Officer Softball League. Competition is scheduled to begin Monday evening, April 25th, it was announced this week by LCDR. P. H. Teeter, Aide-to-the-Commander.
The -six teams, some composite groups, are as follows: VU-10, NAS, Fleet Training Group, Marine Barracks and NSD (combined), Naval Station and NOB (combined),, and the Hospital and Dental Clinic (combined).
Games will be played Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 2000 on Diamond No. 1, immediately after the games in the Enlisted Men's league are completed.

tion was largely responsible for their win. Graves started pitching for the victors but was lifted in the sixth in favor of Marsh, Monday night's winning hurler.
At the end of the regulation seven innings, the score was deadlocked at three all and it wasn't until the ninth that the Air Station shot their winning run across the plate.
Schedule Change
A last minute change in schedules last week resulted in a different schedule of play than that which was carried in last week's Indian. At the time the revised schedule was released, the paper had already gone to press. Below are the games coming up this week according to the schedule released last Thursday afternoon.
Monday - NAS vs. Hospital and Naval Station vs. Marines.
Tuesday - FTG vs. VU-10.
Wednesday - NAS vs. Marines and Hospital vs. NSD.
Thursday - Naval Station vs. Training Group.
As indicated above there will be two games on Monday and Wednesday nights; the first game listed on Diamond No. 1 and the second on Diamond No. 2. On Tuesday and Thursday, there will be a game on Diamond No. 1 only. All games start at 1830 (6:30 p.m.) each night.
LEAGUE STANDINGS
Team W L
Naval Air Station ------- 2 0 Naval Station ---------- 2 0
Training Group --------- 1 0
VU-10 ----------------- 0 1
Marines ---------------- 0 1
Hospital --------------- 0 1
Naval Supply Depot ----- 0 2
Above standings compiled from results of games played through Wednesday night, 13 April.


By Allen Collier, Sports Editor


NAVAL STATION LYCEUM
Sun. 17 April to Sat. 23 April
Sunday
JUNE BRIDE
Bette Davis Robert Montgomery
Monday
MIRACULOUS JOURNEY
Rory Calhoun Audrey Long
Tuesday
APARTMENT FOR PEGGY
Jeannie Crain William Holden
Wednesday
TRIPLE THREAT
Gloria Henry Mary Stuart
Thursday
FOR THE LOVE OF MARY
Deanna Durbin Edmund O'Brien
Friday
THE SAXON CHARM
Rob. Montgomery Susan Hayward
Saturday
CORONER CREEK
Rand. Scott Marg. Chapman

INTENTIONAL WALK
RULE CHANGED

Action Taken At Recent Meeting
Of Rules Committee
(AFPS)-The "Intentional Walk," a pet peeve of many baseball fans received its share of attention when organized baseball's rules committee met at Sarasota, Fla. In the day-long-session, the committee changed the rules governing the strategic walk, outlawed the "claw" glove and made a change in the dead ball provisions.
The following were among the more important changes made:
1. In the case of an intentional pass, the catcher must keep within the lines of the catcher's box until the ball leaves the pitcher's hand. In case he violates this rule a balk will be called. At the same time, the pitcher must take the same position defined in the rules while delivering the ball.
2. A balk will be called on a pitcher who straddles the rubber without the ball in his possession or stands in position to pitch without the ball. Also if he stands in position to pitch and then drops the ball, it too, shall be called a balk.
3. If the pitcher steps off the mound to wipe his glasses, adjust his clothing or pick up the rosin bag and drops the ball, the umpire "may" call the ball dead. Previously the rule read "shall" call the ball dead.
4. Effective 1950, the "claw" glove used by most first basemen will be banned. The committee felt that the glove violated all specifications and gave the first sacker a little too much of an edge on the hitter.


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V. Vol. IV, No. 8 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 16 April 1949 WHY BLDG. M-324 STILL STANDS One of the oft-used topics of conversation and a question in the minds of hundreds of Base residents is "Why don't they tear down that burned out barracks on Marine Site No. 3." The structure, known officially as Building M-324, has an important use in the mind of Base Public Works Officer, CDR. L. M. Davis, Jr. A careful study of the situation will prove his point. First and foremost reason the building still stands is that when maintenance and repair funds of the Base were cut to one third of the acknowledged required amount for proper maintenance, it was necassary to comply with departmental directives and place on a "deferred maintenance schedule" projects totalling some $400,000.00. The project for razing building 'M-324 was one of these. Used as Storehouse Second, the building continues in use as a storehouse for Bargo Point materials for which a temporary building would have to be built, in the event the structure was razed. The amount saved by not having to erect a temporary storage building permits construction of several more Bargo Point housing units. In addition to the two reasons noted above, it is felt that the building serves as a monument to demonstrate the need for extreme care in continuously adhering to the most austere rules of fire prevention. Also, of late, the tile roofing used at the Officers' Club and on some Newtown homes has been replaced with portions of the same type roofing covering building M-324. This was done as the local supply of roofing had been exhausted and replacement of this supply has not yet been received from the States. SHIP'S SERVICE -PX CLOSE Both Ship's Service Stores and the Post Exchange will be *closed tomorrow, Easter Sunday. RADM. PHILLIPS RETURNS FROM STATESIDE TRIP RADM. W. K. Phillips, Commander, Naval Operating Base was expected to return to Guantanamo today after spending twelve days TAD and leave in the States. He was to have been greeted by Mrs. Phillips and members of his Staff in the early hours this morning as he arrived on Fleet Logistics Support Wing flight No. 1615. Admiral Phillips went first to Norfolk where he attended a Type Commanders conference. Upon completion of this conference, he spent the remainder of his time on leave with his family in Atlanta, Georgia. DEDICATION SERVICE SUNDAY, 24 APRIL Chaplain Bosserman to Dedicate Westminster Strike Sunday, the 24th, at the 1100 service, Chaplain E. E. Bosserman will dedicate the Westminster Strike donated to the NOB Chapel by the members of Branch 100, Fleet Reserve Association. At a recent business meeting of Branch 100, R. M. Johnson, HMC, acting for the Strike Fund Committee and Branch 100, presented $600 to Chaplain Bosserman with which to purchase the Strike. Upon making the presentation, Chief Johnson said, "I take great pleasure in being allowed to represent Branch (Continued on Page Three)

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Paste Two THE INDIAN Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg., Room 205 -Phone 254 Saturday, 16 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---Staf 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. STORK CLUB oSP SCOOPS: Richard L Dean Frisk born 9 April to HMC and Mrs. E. W. Frisk; Brenda Jean Miller born 9 April to SSGT. and Mrs. C. H. -Miller. NOTES M. D. Petit, NC, USN, this week received her promotion from Ensign to Lieutenant (junior grade). Congratulations. The Hospital Softball Team played their first game in league competition last Wednesday night; lost to the Naval Station by a score of 3 to 1 in a close, well-played game. Since it is rumored that the Naval Station has the best team on. the Base, we think maybe the hospital will be able to give them a run for their money if the nonplaying personnel will get behind the team and give them some support. That 151/2 lb. snook caught by CAPT. Wilson is apparently the winner in this month's fishing contest. There have been several other large ones caught, but they couldn't quite pass the 15% lb. mark. The District Medical Officer will make his annual inspection of the hospital 19 April. Needless to say, all hands are manning paint brushes and swabs, getting ready to make a good showing. PROTESTANT EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE Because of Daylight Saving Time, it has been necessary to change the location of the Protestant Easter Sunrise Service from the Chapel area which would conflict withr the 0700 Catholic Mass. After looking over several prominent sites it was decided that the broad level grassy space on the seaward side of the tennis courts, just as you come onto Deer Point, is most advantageous. A special bus will be provided for the Newtown -Bargo Point areas. The service will begin at 0630 and it is sincerely hoped that the change in location will not deter anyone from attending. The Chapel Choir will sing the favorite anthem, "God So Loved the World." FRA SPONSORS EASTER EGG HUNT FOR KIDDIES Easter Sunday afternoon at 1530 (3:30 p.m.) Chapel Hill will be covered with children looking for hidden Easter eggs. The Fleet Reserve Association, under the presidency of Mr. J. C. Johnson, is acting as Granddaddy of all Easter Rabbits and has purchased 1200 eggs which will be colored and hidden for the enjoyment of all the children on the Naval Operating Base. The Egg Hunt willbe divided into three areas. The kindergarten children will be brought to the area of the Kindergarten building; the children in the intermediate group, ages 6 through 10, will come to the area around the NOB School; and the senior group, ages 11 through 60, will come to the area surrounding the Chapel. NAS SLIPSTREAM Last Saturday a big picnic was held at the Race Track. The picnic was for the MAA force, Supply, Commissary, Personnel, Dispensary and Galley departments. D. A. Nichols, CS2, was in charge of the chow and there was plenty of it, and delicious, too. LTJG. W. L. Hayden, our Recreation Officer, donated extra cases of soft drinks and beer. It goes without saying that all hands had a terrific time and are already looking forward to another one soon. Activity at Operations was high Wednesday and Thursday, as some 45 or 50 planes representing the Midway Air Group were "aboard" for an overnight stay. They left for Miami early Thursday. Harvey Harding, FN, of the NAS Boatshed would like to take this opportunity to express appreciation for himself and his wife to their many friends who extended their courtesies to her while she was visiting her husband here recently. 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) CHAP.Als'S CORi4ER For Christians, these days of Holy Week are the most blessed and the most beneficial of all the ecclesiastical year. Holy Thursday, the day on which we commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist by Jesus Christ, gives us the Son of God Himself under the Species of Bread and Wine. Christ has left us himself to be an everlasting pledge of His great Love for us. The Holy Sacrament was instituted as the Last Supper. Good Friday is the day we relive the passion, sufferings and death of our Blessed Redeemer. He suffered that we might know the destructive force of sin which ravages our soul and body. He died on the Cross as a common criminal that we might feel the full force of His love, might understand how He hates sin but loves the sinner. Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day, the Lord Jesus Christ presents the culminating proof of His Divinity that He is the Son of God. "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up." "I have power to lay down my life and I have power to take it up again." Christ's Resurrection from the Dead gives us the eternal hope of one day rising from the grave to live for all eternity, united with Jesus in Heaven. So we find Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are days that are so closely woven together in meaning and importance of fact. "He that eateth My Flesh and drinketh My Blood hath everlasting life, and I will raise him up in the last day." (St. John 6:55.) May the fullest of blessings of the Risen Saviour come upon you and yours on Easter Morning. C. A. Herold, Chaplain, USN a n Page Two THE INDIAN

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THE INDIAN Page Three TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP Last Saturday night will long be remembered by many of the school's teen-agers. Barbara Johnson, our Senior, was guest of honor at a banquet given by the Juniors, and what a guest of honor! You looked mighty pretty, Barbara, and from all accounts, that man on your right thought so too! We bet you were surprised to find that your parents had been invited after all. We also hear that was quite an orchid presented to you by Joan Harris as a gift from Miss Feinstein-flown in from Miami at that! Even though Barbara was the guest of honor, the word goes around that it was a big night for everyone. The party included all the Juniors, their dates and the High School faculty members. It didn't end at the Marine restaurant either, but everyone went on to the Teacher's Quarters for a party. We welcome the "pig-tail set" to the "inner circle"; we're glad to have you along on the hay-ride tonight. Don't forget to be at the Recreation basketball courts at 5 p.m. -and that goes for everybody. Let's get started on time; this is going to be fun! Looks like the next big event coming up is the banquet for the cheerleaders and the basketball team on April 21st; and don't forget Chaplain Bosserman's party this Friday. When the USS Rochester steamed out of Gtmo. Bay, last / Tuesday, there -were fifteen men from the Marine Barracks aboard headed for the U. S. after completing two years duty here. Headed for Philadelphia and further assignment were CPL's H. L. Cooke, E. I. Ditzler, F. J. Semansky, R. S. Westbrook and PFC's D. F. Butcher, A. D. Byle, E. E. Dramstad, J. C. Duley, D. L. Hoylman, G. J. Krygier, T. Lesser, R. C. Maupin, R. D. Shields, G. C. Socia. CPL. J. A. Mann was also aboard with orders to report to the MB, NTC, Great Lakes, Ill. 1stLT. E. D. Oglesby has reported aboard and taken over the duties formerly performed by 1st LT. Patterson. Bowling The Intra-Post bowling league is at an end and the results show the teams of Headquarters Supply and the 1st Platoon are tied for first place. A play-off between these two teams will take place Friday to determine the winner. The other four teams in the league finished in the following order, 2nd Platoon, Staff NCO's, Headquarters Administration and the Officers. LETTER OF APPRECIATION The following letter of appreciation, was received this week by the Commander Naval Operating Base from the Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic. "The Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, desires to convey his thanks to the Commander, U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to the officers and men of his command for the assistance, cooperation and hospitality, extended to members of this command on 1, 2, and 3 March 1949. "Your assistance, fine spirit of cooperation, and outstanding hospitality are genuinely appreciated by the Commanding General, the officers and men of the First Provisional Infantry Battalion, Second Marine Division and those officers and men from VMR 152 and VMR 252 who participated in the air lift of the above battalion." V. E. Megee, Brigadier General, USMC TRAGROUP TRIVIALS Proficiency in ship riding does not qualify a person for horseback tours. This was a finding proved recently by one of the Damage Control members who, on boarding "Man-o'-War" at the local stables, failed to check Conditions Yoke and Zebra. Results of the Battle Problem and critique were that the horse won and FP1 Wall's performance was judged to be Unsatisfactory. Special credit and orchids to the doctors and nurses for the shoring and patching job administered to Wall's head are extended; he was restored to duty with a minimum loss of man hours. DEDICATION SERVICE SUNDAY, 24 APRIL (Continued from Page One) 100 in presenting to the NOB Chapel, through you, Chaplain Bosserman, this money which will allow you to purchase a Westminster Strike as an attachment to the Chapel Chimes. We ask only that it may be dedicated to the memory of our departed shipmates." A bronze plaque engraved with this dedication will be affixed in the Chapel. Branch 100 conducted a drive among its members for the necessary funds in conjunction with the Base-wide Chime Fund Drive, which they also contributed to by staging the Christmas Carnival that did so much toward meeting the Chime Fund goal. The Westminster Strike gets its name from "Big Ben" on Westminster Abbey in London, and like "Big Ben" will tell time by striking every half hour and hour. LITTLE THEATRE NOTES As the waves of applause subsided and the curtain was finally drawn Friday night, April 8th, at The Little Theatre, the cast and crew dropped their theatrical masks, removed valuables and breakables from the stage, and just plain RE-laxed. They said goodbye to "The Show Off" with a late supper of chow mein and appropriate beverages. With the house manager, Chief "Curley" Hollis as music maker, the group made the rafters ring with marvelous renditions of all the old favorites. But beneath the gaiety was a bit of sadness, as thoughts turned to the missing member, our director, Mrs. Virginia Fielder, who has returned to the States with her husband, now at the Naval Hospital at St. Albans, N. Y., being treated for tuberculosis. It can almost be said the main topic of conversation at this gathering was the forthcoming production of "Laura," to be directed by Chief Storekeeper Richardson of NAS Supply. Mr. Richardson, who organized a theatre group in Panama and directed three plays there, says he expects to have this drama of suspense ready for an audience in approximately five weeks. The Cast To play the title role of "Laura," Betsy Lampman was chosen by the casting committee -a difficult task indeed, as Laura Hunt is one of those oddities, beautiful, clever, sophisticated, and generous, the type of girl who could hold a position of advertising executive successfully as she does. Mark, the clean-cut detective who has risen from the streets, will be portrayed by John Rooney. As Bessie, Laura's right hand, will be Mary Ellestad. Mrs. Nell Abernathy is cast as Mrs. Dorgan, and the part of Danny, her son, is taken by Paul Friis. D. J. Burton is Shelby, Laura's fiance. The role of Waldo Lydecker, a bit effeminate, egotistical, and definitely cynical, will be taken by K. H. Allen. And so another hit is under way. To those who have seen this play or the motion picture, or who may have heard it on the air, "Mum's the word." Kindly do not reveal the the plot. Let us have that pleasure when "Laura" is presented to you at Marine Site Three. SUB-COMMITTEE URGES ACTION ON PAY HIKE The House Armed Services subcommittee studying service pay revision will recommend that the full committee consider this matter separately from retirement and death benefits, and other matters included in the Hook Report. This, in order to facilitate prompt action the proposed pay legislation. THE INDIAN Page Three

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Page. Four TEIDA to a-4Ap4-50 r~+~4~ ~j~o2 NAVAL STATION AND NAS DEADLOCKED FOR LEAD Both Teams Sport 2-0 Record As First Week of Play Ends The pre -season favorite, the Naval Station and the Naval Air Station "Airdales", already beginning to show signs of being a dark horse, were deadlocked for the lead in the Base Softball league with two wins each as play prepares to go into the second week. Both teams won their opening games on Monday night and both notched the number two victory on Wednesday night. In second place was Fleet Training Group, the only other team which had broken into the win column when The Indian went to press. The Naval Station featured timely hitting, including a trio of home runs, .to defeat the Naval Supply Depot by 9-7. The Airdales clubbed VU-10 for 9 hits and 6 runs while holding the "fly boys" to a single hit. Seven walks issued by NAS moundsman Lawrence Marsh almost proved disasterous as VU-10 bunched the walks and their hit, together for five runs in the first and fourth innings. The Air Station crowded their scoring into the fourth and seventh innings. Training Group Wins Tuesday night in a single game, Fleet Training Group took the Marine squad into camp by a 4-2 score. R. A. Wright, turned in a beautifully pitched game for the Training Group but it was teammate Watford who saved the day for his team. In the last of the seventh inning, with the score 4-2, the Marines sent pitcher Dukes to bat with runners on first and second and two out. Dukes came through with a terrific clout but the aforementioned Watford, center fielder, rocketed backward and made the catch for the out to give his team the win. Frankie Fleming led the Training Group at the plate with three hits in four trips. Wednesday night the two leaders came out on top once again. The Naval Station stopped the Hospital by 3-1, while the Air Station crew turned in a nine inning 4-3 victory over the Supply Depot. The Naval Station sent Ernie Faile to the mound and he turned in an excellent job. Bettwy collected a homerun with none on for his second circuit smash in as many games. Stan Sikorski was the losing pitcher for the Hospital. The Airdales battered the Supply crew in the late innings after getting off to ,a slow start. Brilliant fielding on the part of the Air StaTEAMS FOR OFFICERS' SOFTBALL ANNOUNCED Six teams representing the various commands of the Base have been organized for participation in the Officer Softball League. Competition is scheduled to begin Monday evening, April 25th, it was announced this week by LCDR. P. H. Teeter, Aide-to-the-Commander. The six teams, some composite groups, are as follows: VU-10, NAS, Fleet Training Group, Marine Barracks. and NSD (combined), Naval Station and NOB (combined),, and the Hospital and Dental Clinic (combined). Games will be played Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 2000 on Diamond No. 1, immediately after the games in the Enlisted Men's league are completed. tion. was largely responsible for their win. Graves started pitching for the victors but was lifted in the sixth in favor of Marsh, Monday night's winning hurler. At the end of the regulation seven innings, the score was deadlocked at three all and it wasn't until the ninth that the Air Station shot their winning run across the plate. Schedule Change A last minute change in schedules last week resulted in a different schedule of play than that which was carried in last week's Indian. At the time the revised schedule was released, the paper had already gone to press. Below are the games coming up this week according to the schedule released last Thursday afternoon. Monday -NAS vs. Hospital and Naval Station vs. Marines. Tuesday -FTG vs. VU-10. Wednesday -NAS vs. Marines and Hospital vs. NSD. Thursday -Naval Station vs. Training Group. As indicated above there will be two games on Monday and Wednesday nights; the first game listed on Diamond No. 1 and the second on Diamond No. 2. On Tuesday and Thursday, there will be a game on Diamond No. 1 only. All games start at 1830 (6:30 p.m.) each night. LEAGUE STANDINGS Team W L Naval Air Station -------2 0 Naval Station ----------2 0 Training Group ---------1 0 VU-10 ----------------0 1 Marines ---------------0 1 Hospital --------------0 1 Naval Supply Depot -----0 2 Above standings compiled from results of games played through Wednesday night, 13 April. By Allen Collier, Sports Editor NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sun. 17 April to Sat. 23 April Sunday JUNE BRIDE Bette Davis Robert Montgomery Monday MIRACULOUS JOURNEY Rory Calhoun Audrey Long Tuesday APARTMENT FOR PEGGY Jeannie Crain William Holden Wednesday TRIPLE THREAT Gloria Henry Mary Stuart Thursday FOR THE LOVE OF MARY Deanna Durbin Edmund O'Brien Friday THE SAXON CHARM Rob. Montgomery Susan Hayward Saturday CORONER CREEK Rand. Scott Marg. Chapman INTENTIONAL WALK RULE CHANGED Action Taken At Recent Meeting Of Rules Committee (AFPS)-The "Intentional Walk," a pet peeve of many baseball fans received its share of attention when organized baseball's rules committee met at Sarasota, Fla. In the day-long-session, the committee changed the rules governing the strategic walk, outlawed the "claw" glove and made a change in the dead ball provisions. The following were among the more important changes made: 1. In the case of an intentional pass, the catcher must keep within the lines of the catcher's box until the ball leaves the pitcher's hand. In case he violates this rule a balk will be called. At the same time, the pitcher must take the same position defined in the rules while delivering the ball. 2. A balk will be called on a pitcher who straddles the rubber without the ball in his possession or stands in position to pitch without the ball. Also if he stands in position to pitch and then drops the ball, it too, shall be called a balk. 3. If the pitcher steps off the mound to wipe his glasses, adjust his clothing or pick up the rosin bag and drops the ball, the umpire "may" call the ball dead. Previously the rule read "shall" call the ball dead. 4. Effective 1950, the "claw" glove used by most first basemen will be banned. The committee. felt that the glove violated all specifications and gave the first sacker a little too much of an edge on the hitter. S Page. Four THE INDIAN Gtmo. 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