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Vol. IV, No. 10 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 30 April 1949


PROPOSED CHANGES IN COURT-MARTIAL CODE

If Approved, Would Give Military
Justice a "Face Lifting"
(SEA) -If Congress approves, Military justice for all branches
of the armed forces will get a "face lifting." A legislative proposal now before the Congress would virtually overhaul existing systems by establishing a uniform code of military justice for the Army, Navy,
Air Force and Coast Guard.
The suggested law is intended
to promote justice within the necessary frame work of military discipline. It is designed for administrative uniformity, to assure the accused a fair trial, prevent undue control or ,interference with administration of justice and preserve the appropriate military
functions.
Chief among the many sweeping
changes would be the establishment of a "court of last resort" - a judicial council composed of three civilians who would sit full time to pass on matters of law. The uniform code would replace the Articles of War, the Articles for the Government of the Navy, and the Disciplinary Laws of the Coast
Guard.
Three Courts
Three courts would be established
under the code - (1) a general court to try capital and other offenses, (2) special court for less serious offenses, and (3) summary court for minor offenses. Commanding Officers however, would retain their present function of administering mast or company punishment for which light sentences can
be imposed.
To insure the accused a fair
trial, provisions are incorporated which would give a defendant added legal protection. The accused would be given the right to be represented by a qualified defense counsel, automatic review of the trial for errors of law and of fact Sand other safeguards.
The proposed legislation would
provide a uniform code of military Justice for the first time in history.
Also, for the first time, naval en(Continued on Page Two)


PAY BILL TERMED AS "VITALLY IMPORTANT"

Pay and Retirement Are To Be
Separate Legislation
Washington (AFPS) -Defense Secretary Louis A. Johnson has strongly endorsed pending legislation on upward revision of Service Pay and is urging favorable House action at the earliest possible date.
In a letter to Congressman Paul J. Kilday (D.-Texas), Chairman of a House subcommittee considering the pay legislation, Mr. Johnson said he regarded it as "one of the most vitally important matters before the congress."
He added that action on the legislation might well determine whether the Armed Forces are kept at maximum efficiency.
"It is important not only from the standpoint of Service morale," Mr. Johnson wrote, "but also from the standpoint of maintaining the highest quality of'personnel in the Armed Forces."
Rep. Carl Vinson indicated that no change will be made in the present laws pertaining to retirement, which will make it possible to delete from the bill the sections pertaining to such retirements. This will assure more speedy passage by the House of the pay provisions.

ENLISTED INSTRUCTORS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED

The Bureau of Personnel has repeated a recent plea for applications from qualified enlisted personnel for assignment to duty as instructors in service schools and recruit training commands.
Preference will be given applicants who are eligible for shore duty, but all whose applications are approved will be placed on a list of potential instructors and may get ashore sooner than they would through normal rotation.
In addition, the Bureau will detail the following rates to NROTC units as instructors, BMC, QMC, GMC, YNC, SKC, SOl and FC1. Further details may be obtained from Cir. Ltr. 38-49 (NDB, 28 February).


NAVY SEEKS END TO IMPROPER CONDUCT

(SEA)-Because of continuous and increasing reports of improper conduct by certain naval personnel on trains, buses and other public carriers, the Navy has issued strict orders for vigorous preventive and corrective action in such cases.
A Bureau of Naval Personnel directive cites the increasing frequency of naval personnel who annoy other passengers, create disturbances, deface and damage carrier equipment, are intoxicated, use profanity or engage in other conduct which brings discredit on the Navy. To curb these incidents, rigid supervision has been directed by BuPers Circ. Ltr. 34-49 (NDB, 28 Feb. 1949).
The letter re-emphasizes powers and responsibilities of officers, chief petty officers and petty officers while in charge of drafts. It also covers naval personnel in all types of travel status -whether on leave or in drafts.
Breaches of the peace, -disorder, or any act bringing discredit to the armed services, will result in strong disciplinary action the directive states.

CORRECTION BOARD HAS REVIEWED 2,000 CASES

(SEA)-Any person who has ever been in the Navy and claims injustices or errors in his record may appeal to a civilian board for its review for possible adjustment. The same applies to active duty personnel.
Established by Congress in 1947, the Board of Correction of Naval Records is the Navy's highest Court of Appeals from general court-martial sentences. It also reviews official records of current and former naval personnel who claim injustices or errors in the recordsbut only when requested.
Chairman of the board is James E. Sullivan, director of BuAer's airborne equipment division. Four other civilians, Navy department officials, comprise the board with a fifth designated as an alternate member.







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Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg.,
Room 205 - Phone 254
Saturday, 30 April 1949
U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN
Commander
Al len 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, DTI-------------Staff Writer
C. 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-15 (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
SCOOPS: Diane
Lauree Hansen born 23 April to LTJG and Mrs.
I. E. Hansen; Thomas Stansell Griffin born 26 April to AGC and Mrs. R. A. Griffin.
No E S CDR P. W.
Demo, MC, USN, has received transfer orders to the new U. S. Naval Hospital at Beaufort, South Carolina. CDR J. A. Forte has been ordered here as Dr. Demo's relief. CDR Forte has just completed a post-graduate course at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
The Hospital Softball Team came to life last Monday night and soundly trounced the Fleet Training Group by a score of 24 to 5.
The fishing derby is the main topic of conversation around the hospital these days, with all hands and the ship's cook entering in. CAPT Robbins' 14-pounder is still leading, but CAPT Wilson took a four-day leave for the avowed purpose of getting a bigger one. He has been catching lots of fish, but he hasn't entered one in the contest yet.
Mrs. Robbins (wife of our MOIC) has been confined to the hospital the last couple of days with an infected hand, but is reported doing nicely and enjoying the rest.


NAS SLIPSTREAM

Top of the news this week is the advancement of three officers attached to the Air Station and the detachment of four others.
LTJGs P. H. Dalton, Personnel Officer, E. N. Fenton, Transportation and J. C. Raines, Materiel Officer and MATS O-in-C are slated to become full lieutenants.
CDR E. C. Asman, Executive Officer, will leave around 14 May fir Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio, for a post graduate course in Personnel Administration. Commander Asman has served at NAS, Guantanamo, for the past 28 months. He will be relieved as Executive Officer by CDR J. R. C. Maulsby, who will come to Guantanamo from the Naval War College, Newport, R. I.
The Medical Officer, LTJG J. P. Wellborn, Jr., Flight Surgeon, is being detached next week. His relief, LTJG J. I. Thorn, MC, USN, comes here from the Naval School of Aviation Medicine, NAS, Pensacola. LTJG Wellborn is to report to NAS, Pensacola for duty involving flying as a Flight Surgeon.
LT R. W. Sasser, communications officer, is being detached in the near future for duty as assistant communications officer at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola. LT C. C. Gantt, Jr., from the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, will relieve LT Sasser.
CHGUN R. L. Parker will leave 1 June for FASRON 9, Jacksonville, Fla., for duty as Ordnance Officer. While here, CHGUN Parker served as Ordnance Officer and NAS Fire Marshal. He will be relieved by CHGUN Smith who is being detached from the USS Princeton (CV-37).
It'll be "happy days" again, when George C. Jones, AKAN leaves Saturday morning for Quonset Point, R. I., for further transfer to the carrier Kearsarge (CV-33). Aboard the Kearsarge already is Johnny Evans, AOAN, who came to Guantanamo Bay with Jones some 28 months ago. Both will be together again. The station loses a great guy in Jones' departure.
Also leaving us Saturday is Charles P. Meyer, AN, who is to report to NATTU, Olathe, Kansas for a course in the Air Controlman school. Upon completion of this course, Meyer will report back to Guantanamo.

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listed personnel would be authorized to sit as court members in cases trying enlisted men.
The suggested code is the product of studies made by a committee headed by Edmund M. Morgan, a Harvard Law School professor.


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Sunday, 1 May 1949
CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Catholic Masses
0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1745-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass
070-Naval Base Chapel Confessions before all Masses Protestant Services
0080-Sunday School at Schoolhouse 1100-Naval Base Chapel 1900-Naval Base Chapel Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1950
Chaplains at this Activity
LCDR E. E. Bosserman, USN
(Protestant)
LCDR Carl A. Herold, USN
(Catholic)

TRAGROUP TRIVIALS

LCDRs W. Y. Howell and H. Kriloff, on April 21, 1949, completed their professional examinations for the rank of Commander under the surveilance of a supervisory examining board headed by CDR H. I. Smith, USN, assisted by LTs G. G. Abernathy and M. L. Wood, members.
L'he proverbial midnight oil has been burned and the exams have been written, but the gentlemen will remain in the suspense column for a short time awaiting the results of final selection; however, we recommend trying on "scrambled egg hats" just for size.
The following named men successfully completed Seaman examinations conducted last Monday; effective date of promotion will be May 1, 1949; N. Phillips; J. L. Rickard, Jr.; T. T. Whiteaker; E. A. Webb; C. W. Petty; 0. S. Oswald; R. E. Robbins; R. F. Rosar and D. A. Nease.
He doesn't mean to appear "snooty", but LT Forester (the Sammy Snead of CIC) got an eagle two on the 387-yard fourth hole last week by sinking his 150-yard approach shot.
After recuperating from torn muscles, blistered hands and feet from the first practice session a week ago last Monday, the TraGroup Officers' softball team bombarded the Hospital Officers' team in a five-inning practice game last Friday night for a count of 11 to 2. LTJG Wine turned in a fine hurling job with LT Wood behind home plate, using his arm to good advantage. It is regretted however, that Mr. Wood pulled a muscle in his back which will take him out of the lineup. LTJG Hansen made an easy trip around the bases after a clean, hard-hit home run. After a few more Charley Horses are worked out, watch for the Big Blue Team at the top of the league.


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TEEN-AGE ROUND-UP

Happy seventeenth birthday,
Clinton! We hope that you enjoyed the surprise party your mother and father gave for you Thursday 'cause we sure did. Guess you're wondering how we kept it a secret so long - we are too! The dancing was lots of fun, and the refreshments were wonderful - it's a good thing though that none of your neighbors are any closer! We all wish to thank LT and Mrs. Dutcher for a marvelous evening - it was
really swell!
The competition is really getting
stiff in the school bowling league with four out of the five teams tied for first place and having to play over again for the championship.
Beadling's "Holy Rollers," Dutcher's "Schmoos," Johnson's "Hatuey Cuatro," and Reinhold's "Atom Bums" each have five wins and three losses to their credit. It looks as if Mr. Ondrasik made the teams
too evenly matched!
We need your help on two questions which have arisen lately; please put your ideas about them
into the Teen-Age Box.
1. The "pigtail set" feels that it
should be included in more of the parties given here. What's your
opinion?
2. A lot of the people feel that
when a party is given for the teenagers it should include only them and no outsiders. How about it kids? - it's an important question.
Now that the six weeks' exams
are over, you teen-agers should be doing a lot after school-how about letting us know about it through that box in the school library; we don't want to miss anything that should go into this column and we can't always learn about everything in time by ourselves.
Incidently, we hear that Jeaneen t has got a new "little doggie" whom
she calls Pat. We're told it's giving
her chickens a rough time.

JOY OF AN EDITOR

Getting oit this paper is no picnic. If we print jokes, people say we are silly, if we don't they say we are too serious; if we clip things from other papers, we are too lazy to write them ourselves.
If we do not, we are stuck with our own stuff. If we stick close to the job all day, we ought to be hunting news. If we do get out and hustle, we ought to be on the job in the office. If we don't print contributions, we don't appreciate true genius, and if we do print them, the paper is filled with junk. If we make a change in the other fellow's write-up, we are too critical. If we don't we are asleep. Now like as not some guy will say we swiped this from some other paper. We
did . . .


LITTLE THEATRE NOTES

That haunting melody you've been hearing over WGBY this past week is the lovely theme of the motion picture, "Laura." Parts of it will come to you at odd moments of the day and you'll wonder where you heard it- it's that sort of music.
We hope that beautiful arrangement will become familiar to you so that you'll be able to say, "That's 'Laura'." And "Laura" it is-Laura Hunt set to music - beautiful, sophisticated, sweet, and gentle, above all, a mystery, despite being surrounded by men who love her and believe they know her.
Who'd want to kill a woman like that? This problem confronts Mark McPherson, the detective who discovers himself falling in love with her portrait. John Rooney of NSD takes this part of a New Yorker. Perhaps he fits the role so well because the Bronx is his home. He will return there after the run of the play to marry a girl who, he insists, strongly resembles Laura.
The stage as you may have seen it when "The Show Off" was presented, has undergone a drastic change. It has gained approximately six feet in depth and will probably be widened by several feet. Part of the set will also be elevated for "Laura."
Scarcity of materials and suitable furnishings for the set have made progress rather slow. At present, the cast is using a small piano for a fireplace, a call desk for a cupboard, four or five folding chairs for a sofa, and imagination for a mirror. Perserverance and cumshaw should put an end to this soon. The efforts of The Little Theatre Group are being rewarded by the interest and help of many people who have been impressed by the Group's ability to make something out of nothing.

NEWS FROM SUPPLY

The Naval Supply Depot is going into the fishing business immediately, due to the unusual number of enthusiastic fishermen attached to NSD. A twenty foot net has been purchased, and will be used for the purpose of catching bait. This bait will be stored in a reefer plant at NSD, and will be available to all officer and enlisted personnel of NSD; and the large number of enthusiastic fishermen. At least, now, we won't have to listen to "fish stories" and statements like, "He took all my bait" or "If I had only had more bait, I'm sure I would have gotten that big one, eventually." However, LT Clary always comes back and says. "The big one got away." As yet we have found no solution to this "story," but just give us a little time, and maybe we will.


A Post Picnic
was held last Saturday and a
A t,~ good time was /A had by all. Chief
Hatuey flowed freely and the fried chi ck en, h am , p ot at o salad and baked beans put out by
the Mess Force is still being talked about. Many thanks to the recreation committee whose all-out efforts made the picnic a great success.
Two more short-timers have received their orders and will be leaving us shortly. SSGT L. E. Reid has orders to report to the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and SSGT K. L. Nordine has been ordered to report to Recruiting School at Parris Island, South Carolina before being assigned to recruiting duty.

AD. BLDG. QUE PASA

The First Division's picnic was held Saturday afternoon, 23 April at Windmill beach. After all the fun was over, everyone agreed that it was a huge success. Of course we had all the beer and other refreshments we could eat and drink.
After finishing the refreshments we got down to the "serious" business of seeing who were the best athletes among us. First came the sack race. Each race was divided into three groups, children, men and women. In the children's group, Ruth Holls and David Leidle won the sack races, Kathryn Hollis displayed winning form for the women while the men were paced by "Al" Summerville. The three-legged race was next on the afternoon's agenda and this was indeed a sight to behold. Each couple participating hit terra firma more than once before crossing the finish line. Winners in this race were David Leidle and Tommy Wesson for the kiddies, Mrs. I. R. Sullivan and Mrs. J. B. Webb for the ladies with "fat boy" Paznek and partner Ray Eynon topping the men.
Men's Leg Show
The relay race showed a repeat as far as the children were concerned as David Leidle and Tommy Wesson won again. Mrs. A. W. Miller and Kathryn Hollis paced the female competitors with Jack Perry and Nick Jamison setting the race in the men's division. Going from the exhaustive side to the comical side, the "men's leg show" followed. This was won by R. E. Brown. The climax event of the afternoon was a beer drinking contest which was won by Brown also. You might think it easy to drink the most beer in the shortest time but this was not under ordinary circumstances. This time you had to drink the stuff through a nipple. Easy you say? Try it sometime!!!


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By Allen Collier, Sports Editor NAVAL STATION LYCE-U M


OFFICERS' SOFTBALL LEAGUE STARTS PLAY

VU-10 and Marine-NSD Clubs Post
Wins in Debut
The Base Officers' Softball league got underway on Monday night with Utility Squadron TEN posting a 29-10 win over the HospitalDental Clinic crew. The tilt was called after the end of six innings of play.
For the "flyers" ENS. 0. H. Oberg collected three home runs, one however, coming on an error. LT W. G. Esders had two circuit clouts to his credit. The Hospital jumped to a 1-0 lead after the first inning but after two innings of play, VU-10 led 7-3. The big inning for the victorious airmen was the fifth when they tallied 13 runs. The hospital's big frame was the top of the sixth when they managed to push four runs across the plate.
Tuesday night, the Naval Station-N.O.B. combination was apparently on the way to victory as they held what seemed to be a commanding 10-6 lead after five innings of play. In the sixth inning however, the roof caved in. Erratic pitching and fielding, blended with two clean hits gave the Marine-NSD squad a 10-run inning, enabling them to win the game, 16-10. Fielding star of the evening was the Marine-NSD crew's leftfielder, Captain F. E. Sullivan, with several spectacular running catches. LCDR Weatherson started on the rubber for the winners and gave up most of the NavSta-N.O.B. squad's 10 runs. Major Rosacker came on in the latter stages of the game to hold the losers in check.
Thursday night, Training Group and Naval Air Station were to have played after this paper went to press.
Barring interference by the weatherman, next week's schedule is published below. All games will be played on Diamond No. 1 at 2000 (8:00) or as soon as the game in the enlisted men's league is finished.
Monday-NAS vs. Hospital-Dental Clinic (combined).
Tuesday-VU-10 vs. MarinesNSD (combined).
Thursday - NavSta-NOB (combined) vs. Training Group.
THE STANDINGS
Team W. L.
VU-10 ---------------- 1 0
MarBks-NSD ---------- 1 0
NavSta-NOB ---------- 0 1
Hospital-Dental -------- 0 1
NA S------------------ 0 0
Training Group -------- 0 0


Sun. 1 May to Sat. 7 May
Sunday
BLOOD ON THE MOON
Rob. Mitchum Barb. Bel Geddes
Monday
HOLLOW TRIUMPH
Paul Henreid Joan Bennett


Tuesday
ROPE James Stewart


John Dall


NAVAL STATION DROPS FIRST GAME TO VU-10

"Fly Boys" Plaster Pre-Season
Favorites By 10-1 Count
Action was fast and furious again this week in the Base softball league as the teams launched their second week of play after being held up a week by rain. On Monday night the pre - season favorite, Naval Station were caught and turned every way but loose as the Fly Boys of VU-10 posted a 10-1 win.
The VU-10 crew collected ten hits and miscued once. The Naval Station collected four hits and wasn't charged with any errors. Cislak started on the rubber for VU-10 and twirled for four innings giving up all four of the Naval Station's hits and their lone tally. Matchett came in and hurled the remaining three frames without relinquishing a single hit. Cislak failed to fan a single man in his stint as hurler and did not issue a free ticket to first base but Matchett whiffed two and walked two.
The Naval Station bunched three hits together in the fourth inning to score their only run when Bettwy crossed the plate. The Fly Boys got off on the right foot in the very first frame as they collected four hits and as many runs off the Naval Station's starting hurler, Smith. Bridges relieved Smith in the sixth and twirled the last two innings. J. Stretcher led VU-10 at the plate with three hits in five times at bat.
Marines Win
Tuesday night the Marines turned on the heat to outclass NSD by a 14-2 score. Dukes was the winning hurler relinquishing but four hits over the seven inning route. The big inning for the Leathernecks was the sixth when they chalked up eight runs on eight hits, a walk and an error. For the Marines, CPL McGilbra and MSGT Carcelli homered. Butler and Clarke shared the twirling duties for NSD with Butler going the first five innings and Clarke the last two. Also on Monday night, the Hospital took the Training Group into camp by a 25-4 count. Wright hurled for the Training Group and was opposed by Sikorski for the Hospital.
The game between the Naval Air Station and the Naval Station which would determine whether or not the NAS club was out in front of the league with an unblemished record or whether they would be tied with the Naval Station for first place was to have been played Wed-


Wednesday
JUNGLE PATROL
Kristine Miller Arthur Franz
Thursday
KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY
HANDS
Joan Fontaine Burt Lancaster
Friday
WHEN MY BABY SMILES
AT ME
Betty Grable Dan Dailey
Saturday
THE PLUNDERERS
Rod Cameron Ilona Massey

nesday night. However, as the Indian went to press a day earlier than usual, results were not available.
The Week's Schedule
This week's schedule, barring cancellation due to wet grounds is as follows:
Monday - Hospital vs. Marines and Training Group vs. Air Station.
Tuesday-NSD vs. VU-10.
Wednesday-Training Group vs. NavSta and NSD vs. Hospital.
Thursday - Marines vs. Naval Air Station.
All games begin at 1830 (6:30).
LEAGUE STANDINGS
Team W. L.
Naval Air Station --------2 0 Naval Station ----------- 2 1
VU-10 ----------------- 1 1
Marines ---------------- 1 1
Training Group --------- 1 1
Hospital ---------------- 1 1
Naval Supply Depot ----- 0 3
Standings compiled from results of games played through Tuesday night, 26 April.

Mother: "Sonny, run over and find out how old Mrs. Harris is this morning."
Sonny (on return): "She says today she's 81 years, six months and two days old."
* * *
First Lawyer: "You're a lowdown cheat!"
Second Lawyer: "You're an unmitigated liar!"
Judge (rapping): "Now that the attorneys have identified each other we shall proceed with the case."


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Vol. IV, No. 10 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 30 April 1949 PROPOSED CHANGES IN COURT-MARTIAL CODE If Approved, Would Give Military Justice a "Face Lifting" (SEA) -If Congress approves, Military justice for all branches of the armed forces will get a "face lifting." A legislative proposal now before the Congress would virtually overhaul existing systems by establishing a uniform code of military justice for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. The suggested law is intended to promote justice within the necessary frame work of military discipline. It is designed for administrative uniformity, to assure the accused a fair trial, prevent undue control or,interference with administration of justice and preserve the appropriate military functions. Chief among the many sweeping changes would be the establishment of a "court of last resort" -a judicial council composed of three civilians who would sit full time to pass on matters of law. The uniform code would replace the Articles of War, the Articles for the Government of the Navy, and the Disciplinary Laws of the Coast Guard. Three Courts Three courts would be established under the code -(1) a general court to try capital and other offenses, (2) special court for less serious offenses, and (3) summary court for minor offenses. Commanding Officers however, would retain their present function of administering mast or company punishment for which light sentences can be imposed. To insure the accused a fair trial, provisions are incorporated which would give a defendant added legal protection. The accused would be given the right to be represented by a qualified defense counsel, automatic review of the trial for errors of law and of fact S and other safeguards. The proposed legislation would Provide a uniform code of military justice for the first time in history. Also, for the first time, naval en(Continued on Page Two) PAY BILL TERMED AS "VITALLY IMPORTANT" Pay and Retirement Are To Be Separate Legislation Washington (AFPS) -Defense Secretary Louis A. Johnson has strongly endorsed pending legislation on upward revision of Service Pay and is urging favorable House action at the earliest possible date. In a letter to Congressman Paul J. Kilday (D.-Texas), Chairman of a House subcommittee considering the pay legislation, Mr. Johnson said he regarded it as "one of the most vitally important matters before the congress." He added that action on the legislation might well determine whether the Armed Forces are kept at maximum efficiency. "It is important not only from the standpoint of Service morale," Mr. Johnson wrote, "but also from the standpoint of maintaining the highest quality of personnel in the Armed Forces." Rep. Carl Vinson indicated that no change will be made in the present laws pertaining to retirement, which will make it possible to delete from the bill the sections pertaining to such retirements. This will assure more speedy passage by the House of the pay provisions. ENLISTED INSTRUCTORS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED The Bureau of Personnel has repeated a recent plea for applications from qualified enlisted personnel for assignment to duty as instructors in service schools and recruit training commands. Preference will be given applicants who are eligible for shore duty, but all whose applications are approved will be placed on a list of potential instructors and may get ashore sooner than they would through normal rotation. In addition, the Bureau will detail the following rates to NROTC units as instructors, BMC, QMC, GMC, YNC, SKC, SO1 and FC1. Further details may be obtained from Cir. Ltr. 38-49 (NDB, 28 February). NAVY SEEKS END TO IMPROPER CONDUCT (SEA)-Because of continuous and increasing reports of improper conduct by certain naval personnel on trains, buses and other public carriers, the Navy has issued strict orders for vigorous preventive and corrective action in such cases. A Bureau of Naval Personnel directive cites the increasing frequency of naval personnel who annoy other passengers, create disturbances, deface and damage carrier equipment, are intoxicated, use profanity or engage in other conduct which brings discredit on the Navy. To curb these incidents, rigid supervision has been directed by BuPers Circ. Ltr. 34-49 (NDB, 28 Feb. 1949). The letter re-emphasizes powers and responsibilities of officers, chief petty officers and petty officers while in charge of drafts. It also covers naval personnel in all types of travel status -whether on leave or in drafts. Breaches of the peace, disorder, or any act bringing discredit to the armed services, will result in strong disciplinary action the directive states. CORRECTION BOARD HAS REVIEWED 2,000 CASES (SEA)-Any person who has ever been in the Navy and claims injustices or errors in his record may appeal to a civilian board for its review for possible adjustment. The same applies to active duty personnel. Established by Congress in 1947, the Board of Correction of Naval Records, is the Navy's highest Court of Appeals from general court-martial sentences. It also reviews official records of current and former naval personnel who claim injustices or errors in the recordsbut only when requested. Chairman of the board is James E. Sullivan, director of BuAer's airborne equipment division. Four other civilians, Navy department officials, comprise the board with a fifth designated as an alternate member.

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Pag~e TwoIDA Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg., Room 205Phone 264 Saturday, 30 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" MastersonTeen-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 COOPS: Diane LSJA Lauree Hansen born 23 April to LTJG and Mrs. I. E. Hansen; Thomas Stansell Griffin born 26 April to AGC and Mrs. R. A. Griffin. NOTES CDR P. W. Demo, MC, USN, has received transfer orders to the new U. S. Naval Hospital at Beaufort, South Carolina. CDR J. A. Forte has been ordered here as Dr. Demo's relief. CDR Forte has just completed a post-graduate course at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The Hospital Softball Team came to life last Monday night and soundly trounced the Fleet Training Group by a score of 24 to 5. The fishing derby is the main topic of conversation around the hospital these days, with all hands and the ship's cook entering in. CAPT Robbins' 14-pounder is still leading, but CAPT Wilson took a four-day leave for the avowed purpose of getting a bigger one. He has been catching lots of fish, but he hasn't entered one in the contest yet. Mrs. Robbins (wife of our MOIC) has been confined to the hospital the last couple of days with an infected hand, but is reported doing nicely and enjoying the rest. NAS SLIPSTREAM Top of the news this week is the advancement of three officers attached to the Air Station and the detachment of four others. LTJGs P. H. Dalton, Personnel Officer, E. N. Fenton, Transportation and J. C. Raines, Materiel Officer and MATS 0-in-C are slated to become full lieutenants. CDR E. C. Asman, Executive Officer, will leave around 14 May for Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio, for a post graduate course in Personnel Administration. Commander Asman has served at NAS, Guantanamo, for the past 28 months. He will be relieved as Executive Officer by CDR J. R. C. Maulsby, who will come to Guantanamo from the Naval War College, Newport, R. I. The Medical Officer, LTJG J. P. Wellborn, Jr., Flight Surgeon, is being detached next week. His relief, LTJG J. I. Thorn, MC, USN, comes here from the Naval School of Aviation Medicine, NAS, Pensacola. LTJG Wellborn is to report to NAS, Pensacola for duty involving flying as a Flight Surgeon. LT R. W. Sasser, communications officer, is being detached in the near future for duty as assistant communications officer at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola. LT C. C. Gantt, Jr., from the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, will relieve LT Sasser. CHGUN R. L. Parker will leave 1 June for FASRON 9, Jacksonville, Fla., for duty as Ordnance Officer. While here, CHGUN Parker served as Ordnance Officer and NAS Fire Marshal. He will be relieved by CHGUN Smith who is being detached from the USS Princeton (CV-37). It'll be "happy days" again, when George C. Jones, AKAN leaves Saturday morning for Quonset Point, R. I., for further transfer to the carrier Kearsarge (CV-33). Aboard the Kearsarge already is Johnny Evans, AOAN, who came to Guantanamo Bay with Jones some 28 months ago. Both will be together again. The station loses a great guy in Jones' departure. Also leaving us Saturday is Charles P. Meyer, AN, who is to report to NATTU, Olathe, Kansas for a course in the Air Controlman school. Upon completion of this course, Meyer will report back to Guantanamo. PROPOSED CHANGES IN COURT-MARTIAL CODE (Continued from Page One) listed personnel would be authorized to sit as court members in cases trying enlisted men. The suggested code is the product of studies made by a committee headed by Edmund M. Morgan, a Harvard Law School professor. -g1 Sunday, 1 May 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 1980 Chaplains at this Activity LCDR E. E. Bosserman. USN (Protestant) LCDR Carl A. Herold, USN (Catholic) TRAGROUP TRIVIALS LCDRs W. Y. Howell and H. Kriloff, on April 21, 1949, completed their professional examinations for the rank of Commander under the surveilance of a supervisory examining board headed by CDR H. I. Smith, USN, assisted by LTs G. G. Abernathy and M. L. Wood, members. the proverbial midnight oil has been burned and the exams have been written, but the gentlemen will remain in the suspense column for a short time awaiting the results of final selection; however, we recommend trying on "scrambled egg hats" just for size. The following named men successfully completed Seaman examinations conducted last Monday; effective date of promotion will be May 1, 1949; N. Phillips; J. L. Rickard, Jr.; T. T. Whiteaker; E. A. Webb; C. W. Petty; 0. S. Oswald; R. E. Robbins; R. F. Rosar and D. A. Nease. He doesn't mean to appear "snooty", but LT Forester (the Sammy Snead of CIC) got an eagle two on the 387-yard fourth hole last week by sinking his 150-yard approach shot. After recuperating from torn muscles, blistered hands and feet from the first practice session a week ago last Monday, the TraGroup Officers' softball team bombarded the Hospital Officers' team in a five-inning practice game last Friday night for a count of 11 to 2. LTJG Wine turned in a fine hurling job with LT Wood behind home plate, using his arm to good advantage. It is regretted however, that Mr. Wood pulled a muscle in his back which will take him out of the lineup. LTJG Hansen made an easy trip around the bases after a clean, hard-hit home run. After a few more Charley Horses are worked out, watch for the Big Blue Team at the top of the league. I S Page Two THE INDIAN

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THE INDIAN Pare Three TEEN-AGE ROUND-UP Happy seventeenth birthday, Clinton! We hope that you enjoyed the surprise party your mother and father gave for you Thursday 'cause we sure did. Guess you're wondering how we kept it a secret so long -we are too! The dancing was lots of fun, and the refreshments were wonderful -it's a good thing though that none of your neighbors are any closer! We all wish to thank LT and Mrs. Dutcher for a marvelous evening -it was really swell! The competition is really getting stiff in the school bowling league with four out of the five teams tied for first place and having to play over again for the championship. Beadling's "Holy Rollers," Dutcher's "Schmoos," Johnson's "Hatuey Cuatro," and Reinhold's "Atom Bums" each have five wins and three losses to their credit. It looks as if Mr. Ondrasik made the teams too evenly matched! We need your help on two questions which have arisen lately; please put your ideas about them into the Teen-Age Box. 1. The "pigtail set" feels that it should be included in more of the parties given here. What's your opinion? 2. A lot of the people feel that when a party is given for the teenagers it should include only them and no outsiders. How about it kids ? -it's an important question. Now that the six weeks' exams are over, you teen-agers should be doing a lot after school-how about letting us know about it through that box in the school library; we don't want to miss anything that should go into this column and we can't always learn about everything in time by ourselves. Incidently, we hear that Jeaneen has got a new "little doggie" whom she calls Pat. We're told it's giving her chickens a rough time. JOY OF AN EDITOR Getting out this paper is no picnic. If we print jokes, people say we are silly, if we don't they say we are too serious; if we clip things from other papers, we are too lazy to write them ourselves. If we do not, we are stuck with our own stuff. If we stick close to the job all day, we ought to be hunting news. If we do get out and hustle, we ought to be on the job in the office. If we don't print contributions, we don't appreciate true genius, and if we do print them, the paper is filled with junk. If we make a change in the other fellow's write-up, we are too critical. If we don't we are asleep. Now like as not some guy will say we swiped this from some other paper. We did. LITTLE THEATRE NOTES That haunting melody you've been hearing over WGBY this past week is the lovely theme of the motion picture, "Laura." Parts of it will come to you at odd moments of the day and you'll wonder where you heard it -it's that sort of music. We hope that beautiful arrangement will become familiar to you so that you'll be able to say, "That's 'Laura'." And "Laura" it is-Laura Hunt set to music -beautiful, sophisticated, sweet, and gentle, above all, a mystery, despite being surrounded by men who love her and believe they know her. Who'd want to kill a woman like that? This problem confronts Mark McPherson, the detective who discovers himself falling in love with her portrait. John Rooney of NSD takes this part of a New Yorker. Perhaps he fits the role so well because the Bronx is his home. He will return there after the run of the play to marry a girl who, he insists, strongly resembles Laura. The stage as you may have seen it when "The Show Off" was presented, has undergone a drastic change. It has gained approximately six feet in depth and will probably be widened by several feet. Part of the set will also be elevated for "Laura." Scarcity of materials and suitable furnishings for the set have made progress rather slow. At present, the cast is using a small piano for a fireplace, a call desk for a cupboard, four or five folding chairs for a sofa, and imagination for a mirror. Perserverance and cumshaw should put an end to this soon. The efforts of The Little Theatre Group are being rewarded by the interest and help of many people who have been impressed by the Group's ability to make something out of nothing. NEWS FROM SUPPLY The Naval Supply Depot is going into the fishing business immediately, due to the unusual number of enthusiastic fishermen attached to NSD. A twenty foot net has been purchased, and will be used for the purpose of catching bait. This bait will be stored in a reefer plant at NSD, and will be available to all officer and enlisted personnel of NSD; and the large number of enthusiastic fishermen. At least, now, we won't have to listen to "fish stories" and statements like, "He took all my bait" or "If I had only had more bait, I'm sure I would have gotten that big one, eventually." However, LT Clary always comes back and says. "The big one got away." As yet we have found no solution to this "story," but just give us a little time, and maybe we will. A Post Picnic was held last Saturday and a ( good time was / had by all. Chief -Hatuey flowed freely and the fried chicken, ham, potato salad and baked beans put out by the Mess Force is still being talked about. Many thanks to the recreation committee whose all-out efforts made the picnic a great success. Two more short-timers have received their orders and will be leaving us shortly. SSGT L. E. Reid has orders to report to the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and SSGT K. L. Nordine has been ordered to report to Recruiting School at Parris Island, South Carolina before being assigned to recruiting duty. AD. BLDG. QUE PASA The First Division's picnic was held Saturday afternoon, 23 April at Windmill beach. After all the fun was over, everyone agreed that it was a huge success. Of course we had all the beer and other refreshments we could eat and drink. After finishing the refreshments we got down to the "serious" business of seeing who were the best athletes among us. First came the sack race. Each race was divided into three groups, children, men and women. In the children's group, Ruth Hollis and David Leidle won the sack races, Kathryn Hollis displayed winning form for the women while the men were paced by "Al" Summerville. The three-legged race was next on the afternoon's agenda and this was indeed a sight to behold. Each couple participating hit terra firma more than once before crossing the finish line. Winners in this race were David Leidle and Tommy Wesson for the kiddies, Mrs. I. R. Sullivan and Mrs. J. B. Webb for the ladies with "fat boy" Paznek and partner Ray Eynon topping the men. Men's Leg Show The relay race showed a repeat as far as the children were concerned as David Leidle and Tommy Wesson won again. Mrs., A. W. Miller and Kathryn Hollis paced the female competitors with Jack Perry and Nick Jamison setting the pace in the men's division. Going from the exhaustive side to the comical side, the "men's leg show" followed. This was won by R. E. Brown. The climax event of the afternoon was a beer drinking contest which was won by Brown also. You might think it easy to drink the most beer in the shortest time but this was not under ordinary circumstances. This time you had to drink the stuff through a nipple. Easy you say? Try it sometime!!! THE INDIAN Pave Three

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Pag Fou TH=NI NGm. By2 p 9e. aP NA NC ; OFFICERS' SOFTBALL LEAGUE STARTS PLAY VU-10 and Marine-NSD Clubs Post Wins in Debut The Base Officers' Softball league got underway on Monday night with Utility Squadron TEN posting a 29-10 win over the HospitalDental Clinic crew. The tilt was called after the end of six innings of play. For the "flyers" ENS. 0. H. Oberg collected three home runs, one however, coming on an error. LT W. G. Esders had two circuit clouts to his credit. The Hospital jumped to a 1-0 lead after the first inning but after two innings of play, VU-10 led 7-3. The big inning for the victorious airmen was the fifth when they tallied 13 runs. The hospital's big frame was the top of the sixth when they managed to push four runs across the plate. Tuesday night, the Naval Station-N.O.B. combination was apparently on the way to victory as they held what seemed to be a commanding 10-6 lead after five innings of play. In the sixth inning however, the roof caved in. Erratic pitching and fielding, blended with two clean hits gave the Marine-NSD squad a 10-run inning, enabling them to win the game, 16-10. Fielding star of the evening was the Marine-NSD crew's leftfielder, Captain F. E. Sullivan, with several spectacular running catches. LCDR Weatherson started on the rubber for the winners and gave up most of the NavSta-N.O.B. squad's 10 runs. Major Rosacker came on in the latter stages of the game to hold the losers in check. Thursday night, Training Group and Naval Air Station were to have played after this paper went to press. Barring interference by the weatherman, next week's schedule is published below. All games will be played on Diamond No. 1 at 2000 (8:00) or as soon as the game in the enlisted men's league is finished. Monday-NAS vs. Hospital-Dental Clinic (combined). Tuesday -VU-10 vs. MarinesNSD (combined). Thursday -NavSta-NOB (combined) vs. Training Group. THE STANDINGS Team W. L. VU-10 ---------------1 0 MarBks-NSD ---------1 0 NavSta-NOB --------0 1 Hospital-Dental -------0 1 NA S----------------0 0 Training Group -------0 0 NAVAL STATION DROPS FIRST GAME TO VU-10 "Fly Boys" Plaster Pre-Season Favorites By 10-1 Count Action was fast and furious again this week in the Base softball league as the teams launched their second week of play after being held up a week by rain. On Monday night the pre -season favorite, Naval Station were caught and turned every way but loose as the Fly Boys of VU-10 posted a 10-1 win. Thy VU-10 crew collected ten hits and miscued once. The Naval Station collected four hits and wasn't charged with any errors. Cislak started on the rubber for VU-10 and twirled for four innings giving up all four of the Naval Station's hits and their lone tally. Matchett came in and hurled the remaining three frames without relinquishing a single hit. Cislak failed to fan a single man in his stint as hurler and did not issue a free ticket to first base but Matchett whiffed two and walked two. The Naval Station bunched three hits together in the fourth inning to score their only run when Bettwy crossed the plate. The Fly Boys got off on the right foot in the very first frame as they collected four hits and as many runs off the Naval Station's starting hurler, Smith. Bridges relieved Smith in the sixth and twirled the last two innings. J. Stretcher led VU-10 at the plate with three hits in five times at bat. Marines .Win Tuesday night the Marines turned on the heat to outclass NSD by a 14-2 score. Dukes was the winning hurler relinquishing but four hits over the seven inning route. The big inning for the Leathernecks was the sixth when they chalked up eight runs on eight hits, a walk and an error. For the Marines, CPL McGilbra and MSGT Carcelli homered. Butler and Clarke shared the twirling duties for NSD with Butler going the first five innings and Clarke the last two. Also on Monday night, the Hospital took the Training Group into camp by a 25-4 count. Wright hurled for the Training Group and was opposed by Sikorski for the Hospital. The game between the Naval Air Station and the Naval Station which would determine whether or not the NAS club was out in front of the league with an unblemished record or whether they would be tied with the Naval Station for first place was to have been played WedNAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sun. 1 May to Sat. 7 May Sunday BLOOD ON THE MOON Rob. Mitchum Barb. Bel Geddes Monday HOLLOW TRIUMPH Paul Henreid Joan Bennett Tuesday ROPE James Stewart John Dall Wednesday JUNGLE PATROL Kristine Miller Arthur Franz Thursday KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS Joan Fontaine Burt Lancaster Friday WHEN MY BABY SMILES AT ME Betty Grable Dan Dailey Saturday THE PLUNDERERS Rod Cameron Ilona Massey nesday night. However, as the Indian went to press a day earlier than usual, results were not available. The Week's Schedule This week's schedule, barring cancellation due to wet grounds is as follows: Monday -Hospital vs. Marines and Training Group vs. Air Station. Tuesday-NSD vs. VU-10. Wednesday-Training Group vs. NavSta and NSD vs. Hospital. Thursday -Marines vs. Naval Air Station. All games begin at 1830 (6:30). LEAGUE STANDINGS Team W. L. Naval Air Station ------2 0 Naval Station ----------2 1 VU-10 ----------------1 1 Marines ----------------1 1 Training Group --------1 1 Hospital --------------1 1 Naval Supply Depot -----0 3 Standings compiled from results of games played through Tuesday night, 26 April. Mother: "Sonny, run over and find out how old Mrs. Harris is this morning." Sonny (on return): "She says today she's 81 years, six months and two days old." First Lawyer: "You're a lowdown cheat!" Second Lawyer: "You're an unmitigated liar!" Judge (rapping): "Now that the attorneys have identified each other we shall proceed with the case." By Allen Collier, Sports Editor S Page Four THE INDI AN Gtmo. Bay-28 Apr 49-2500.


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