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Vol. IV, No. 13 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 7 May 1949


ADVANCEMENTS TO CPO AUTHORIZED BY BUPERS
(SEA)-Enlisted men who competed successfully on a multiple computation basis on 1 December 1948 for advancement to pay grade IA are listed by name in BuPers Circular Letter 64-49 (NDB, 15 April 1949), which authorizes advancement to chief petty officer, acting appointment, and to chief
steward, acting appointment.
NOB PREPARES FOR THE
PHANTOM HURRICANE
At approximately 0100 Thursday,
the Base was alerted for a fictitious hurricane traveling WNW South of Jamaica. It was estimated that this storm might curve to the North and reach this station Saturday. The entire Base set Hurricane Condition III and progressed through Condition I as a drill which was
expected to be completed today.

BASE IMPROVEMENTS
With the approach of the Summer season, the sailboat docks at the Naval Station have been rebuilt by the Public Works Department ~ from funds allocated by the Recreation Department. This was disclosed late this week by CDR L. M. Davis,
Jr., Base Public Works Officer.
Commander Davis also revealed
that Public Works has recently completed building a "snack shack"
at the Fleet Recreation swimming pool. Recreation officials say that the stand will carry a complete line of soft drinks and sandwiches for the swimmers to enjoy when they visit the pool. The Recreation Department also allocated the funds
for this building.
The finishing touches were being
applied the Bargo-Newtown commissary late this week and it is expected that the new unit will open shortly. Actual construction work has been finished on the building itself but grading and leveling activities in the surrounding area were still in operation. Some ten feet of the bank across the road from the new branch commissary is being graded down to provide room for a bus stop so that buses may stop when going in either
direction past this branch.


LIBERTY IN CUBA TO BE
RESUMED 10 MAY

Captain Henry Crommelin, Chief of Staff to the Commander, N.O.B., announced Thursday, the resumption of regular liberty for Base personnel to Guantanamo City, effective Tuesday, May 10th.
Terminating the recent ban on liberty in Cuba, the instructions received in Base headquarters this week are for liberty to Guantanamc City only. Caimanera will not be used as a liberty town. However, Base personnel may be granted special liberty in Caimanera at the discretion of the individual commanding officers when they have legitimate business of sufficient importance to warrant such permission. Transient fleet personnel (those in Guantanamo Bay for less than forty-five days) will not be granted this privilege.
For the present, liberty to Guantanamo City for Base personnel will continue to be on Tuesdays and Fridays as in the past. A new Base Order governing liberty in Cuba was to have been issued after The Indian went to press.

NOB SCHOOL FIELD DAY
A GREAT SUCCESS

There were an awful lot of tired boys and girls at school Monday who hadn't quite recuperated from the school's third annual field day which was held at the race track last Saturday. Most of the children and many of the parents were there to join in the sports which lasted from 10:00 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon.
The activities started with the elementary school races. After these, the high school children, divided into four weight classes and had a chance to show their athletic ability. The field day program was planned by a committee composed of Mr. Edward J. Ondrasik, Miss Ada Schmidt, Mrs. Geneva McCollum, LCDR F. W. Weatherson, BMC J. A. O'Hotnickey and students Fred and Barbara Johnson.
In the first group of boys, Donald Sypek, winning the broadjump and Gordon Weatherson winning the 50-yard dash were the most out(Continued on Page Three)


BASE WATER MAIN WAS BROKEN IN FOUR PLACES

Public Works officials were notified last Saturday about 1300 that there was a major break in the fourteen-inch main line bringing water to the Naval Operating Base from the pumping station located on the Yateras River. In all, four breaks were discovered in the vicinity of the Los Melones hills in the northeastern sector of the Base. Seismic conditions in the hills were believed to be the cause of the breaks.
Workers Called Back From Ashore
Public works crews went to work immediately and worked until the job was completed in some of the worst of the jungle-like terrain in this vicinity. Work ceased only after it became too dark to see and was resumed at daybreak the next day. Many of the workers were called back to the Base from their homes in Caimanera and vicinity. The finishing touches to the job were completed about 4:30 Monday afternoon, some fifty hours after the initial break was reported. Swiftness of the repair crews made it unnecessary to ration water as the Base dipped into its reserve supply while the repairs were being made.

UTINA TO MAKE TRIP TO
KINGSTON ON 18 MAY

The USS Utina (ATF-163) will make a liberty voyage to Iingston, Jamaica on the morning of 18 May and will return on Saturday, 21 May. This trip by the Utina is to be primarily for enlisted men, with or without their dependents. Eighty persons will be allowed to make the trip. In event the enlisted quota is not filled, officers with or without dependents will be permitted to make the trip. One basic requirement is that persons making the voyage be 18 years of age or over. Personnel interested should contact their commanding officers. A Base Memorandum on this trip will be promulgated to all commands early this week.

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Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg.,
Room 205 - Phone 254
Saturday, 7 May 194 9
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, 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-36 (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.

CHANGE IN FLIGHT
SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
Effective this past week, the schedules of all Fleet Logistics Support Wings aircraft flights both to and from the United States have been changed.
The new schedule will continue in effect until superseded by airother change. Flights from the United States will arrive in Guantanamo at 2000 on Monday and Friday of each week. Flights to the United States will leave Guantanamo at 1000 on each Tuesday and Saturday.
On the first and third Friday of each month the flight will go to San Juan, leaving at 2200. On the first and third Saturday of each month the flight will arrive from San Juan at 0700.
Effective immediately, all personnel departing Guantanamo Bay, via Fleet Logistics Support Wings aircraft are required to report to the terminal prior to 2000 on the day BEFORE departure, for endorsement of orders and information on time of departure. All times listed in the above schedules are Daylight Saving Time now in effect in Guantanamo Bay. It is felt by those attached to the local terminal that the new schedule will result in better service and be more convenient for all personnel involved.
ASSIST YOUR NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY -IT ASSISTS YOU.


NAVY RELIEF DRIVE TO
START ON 4 MAY

Chaplain Elmer E. Bosserman, USN, has been appointed Funds Chairman by RADM W. K. Phillips, USN, president of the Guantanamo Auxiliary of the Navy Relief Society, for the local Navy Relief drive for the period 4 May - 6 June, commemorating the Navy-Air-Marine battles of the Coral Sea and Midway. This period has been designated by the Navy Relief Society for its "Annual Call for Contributions."
The worth of this, the Navy's own relief organization, is well known throughout the Naval service. By a Base Memorandum, all commands have been directed to appoint an officer-in-charge of the drive to organize a solicitation of all hands for voluntary contributions.
The accomplishments of the Navy Relief are indicated in the following summary of services rendered in 1948:
Loans granted -------- $ 29,561 Amount of these loans_ $1,633,339 Loans converted to
gratuities ------- --- 4,218 Amount of such converted gratuities ---- $ 180,328 Outright gratuities --__ 3,050 Amount so granted --_ $ 157,105 Number of cases assisted 92,339
The Navy Relief Society sets its needs, at $600,000.00 for the year 1949 over and above the interest which will be received from its investments. This amount can be gotten only through voluntary contributions from Navy and Marine personnel and friends of the Navy and Marine Corps who appreciate the value of this Society.
It is the hope of Captain H. D. McIntosh, Executive Vice-President, and other officers of the local auxiliary that all hands will do their best to realize this need, and that the Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, will stand far in the lead in the Tenth Naval District for overall contributions.

W. W. STANSELL LANDS "MAN SIZED" FISH

Wednesday afternoon, W. W. Stansell, ENI, attached to the Naval Station boatshed caught a "man sized" barracuda, weighing 52 pounds and measuring 61 inches in length.
Stansell's grand catch was made about mid-afternoon while he and Fred Cummings, MMC, were trolling in a rowboat with an outboard motor at the East boundary of the station. Stansell made his prize catch with a No. 4 Johnson spoon as bait. His fishing partner hauled in a red snapper while the barracuda was the only fish Stansell caught.


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Sunday, 7 May, 1949
CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Catholic Masses
0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1741-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 1950
Chaplains at this Activity
LCDR E. E. Bosserman, USN
(Protestant)
LCDR Carl A. Herold, USN
(Catholic)


RECEPTION OF FIRST
HOLY COMMUNION

On Sunday 8 May at the 0900 Catholic Mass there will be an occasion of special Church festivities. A large group of children will make their first Holy Communion; they will receive for -the first time the Body and Blood of the Living Christ, in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. For the past eight months under the instruction of Mrs. T. E. Craig, with the supervision of Father Herold, the following children were prepared for this greatest of events:
Carcelli, Thomas; Carliss, Fay Ann; Craig, Sandra; Elton, Judy; Jennings, Jeannette; Keehn, Isobel; Lanigan, Patrick; McAuliffe, David; Paresi, Patricia; Piel, Madeline; Piel, Michael; Pitt, Joseph; Pitt, Robert; Radcliffe, David; Scanlon, Regina; Spahr, Michael; Stull, Walter; Stroud, Francis; Wood, Malcolm; Wood, John.
Sunday is Mother's Day. The parents, especially the mothers of these children, must indeed be most happy in the realization that they are dedicating the hearts and souls of their little ones to the love of God. "He that eateth My Flesh and drinketh My Blood hath everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the last day." (John 6-55)
There will be a procession to and from Church, originating at the school building. Immediately following the Mass, the children will be taken to the Marine Site restaurant, accompanied by their parents to enjoy their first First Holy Communion breakfast.
During the Mass, solos will be rendered by Mrs. Nancy Greenwood and James McCarthy, YN2, USN. Miss Joan Harris will accompany them at the organ.
I wish to take this occasion to invite all of the friends of the First Communicants to participate with the children in this joyful occasion.
C. A. Herold
Chaplain, U. S. Navy


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The Marines
at Outpost No.
I are being kept busy these days trying to re-edu- cate Margo, one
.of the mules
u sed on the fence patrol. It seems that Margo has learned
to open the corrol gate no matter how it is locked. Margo, with the other two mules and a horse at her heels, can often be seen taking a tour of Newtown before coming into the main corral on Marine Site No. 3.
A new arrival on the Base this past week is SGT W. H. Pomeroy who joined us from the Central Recruiting Division. Welcome aboard and we hope you enjoy your tour of duty here at Gtnfo.

TEEN AGE ROUND-UP

We all welcome Nancy and Russel Boughnou who arrived here the Thursday before last from Gradock High in Portsmouth, Virginia. Nancy is entering the Junior class and Russell is a freshman. We're sorry Nancy got sick so soon after her arrival, but we're looking forward to knowing her. "Glad to have you aboard" kids, here's hoping you like it here.
So much for the suspense of the school bowling league. It's all over now and it looks as if Dutcher's "Schmoos" earned that hard fought for victory! Clint, who incidentally had the league's individual high average, 132, Ed Groome who had the highest single line in the league, 187, Donald. Sypek, Furman Sheppard and "Skiddy" Masterson will tell you that they got a lot of help from Lady Luck, but don't be too sure! Congrats, fellows!
STORK CLUB
SCOOPS: John Marshall Baker born 29 April to LTJG and Mrs.
R. J. Baker; John Edward S t e e l e born 4 May to EN2 and Mrs. 0.
R. Steele.
N0 T ES The Fishing
Contest is still
going strong with the potential prize winner changing constantly. CAPT Robbins started out with the lead, then Mrs. Robbins came in with an 18-pounder only to have CAPT Wilson come in with a 20pounder the next day. Evidently the shore fishermen aren't too proud of their efforts so far haven't heard of any being entered. Maybe that little one or twopounder that didn't seem like much in comparison with the big fellows being caught from boats, could have been a prize winner. Bring them all in and at least establish something for us to shoot at.


GTMO's BARGAIN
BASEMENT

The Thrift Shop was started December 6, 1948, primarily as a service to the Base with all profits going to Navy Relief. Mrs. J. R. Lanigan, chairman of the shop reports that since that time merchandise at the value of $1,371.44 has been sold for Base personnel-the shop taking only a ten percent handling charge, which goes to the Navy Relief Society. All workers are volunteers, donating their services to the Navy Relief. Additional profits for the Navy Relief are derived from the sale of donated items.
An unusual variety of items has been sold, including washing machines, typewriters, electric toasters,waffle irons,food mixers, lamps, furniture, and even an accordion.
During the winter months many families receiving orders back to the states were able to find in the shop woolen coats, suits and children's snowsuits.
Came For Brother's Skull
Recently a large assortment of toys and novelties were put on sale and it did not take the children of the Base long to discover Gtmo's nearest approach to a five and dime store. Helpers in the shop were momentarily startled one day when a small boy announced, "I came in to get my brother's skull," until they recalled that one of the items in stock was a key ring with a small skull attached.
Another little boy who had saved up for his mother's birthday present kept saying, "Gee, won't she be s'prised!" when he discovered a blue mirrored powder box that his pennies would buy.
At the present time there is a great demand for high chairs, cribs and play pens. It would fill a great need if anyone having any of these items for sale would bring them to the Thrift Shop. There is also a ready sale for lamps, vases and pictures.
Hours of the Thrift Shop, which is located across the street from the Ship's Store Ashore (Commissary), are from 0830 to 1130, daily Monday through Saturday. The shop is closed on the first Friday of each month for inventory and repricing of items which have not been sold. It is standard policy to reduce the price on any item which has not moved in a month by 25 percent, unless the owner re-claims the item.
Prospective clients of the Shop may find any of the following volunteer workers on duty when they call: Mesdames K. W. Strebel, J. H. Lewis, E. C. Asman, M. G. Kendall, H. D. McIntosh, G. R. Berkeley, E. A. Taylor, K. S. Masterson, M. Snyder, F. G. Gould, H. Crommelin, 0. Pederson, H. E. Garver, B. G. Cass, J. A. Weizenegger, H. I. Smith and F. M. Hardin.


NOB SCHOOL FIELD DAY
A GREAT SUCCESS
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standing. The two boys tied for first place in the chin-ups. Bennett Richards, in group two, won all honors, and his sixteen chin-ups remained unchallenged for the rest of the day. Group three gave their top honors to Fred Johnson for the broadjump, Billy Reinhold for chin-ups, and "Skiddy" Masterson for the 100-yard dash. Clint Dutcher and Pete Broughton of group four tied in the chin-ups, and Clint's 15 feet 81/2 inch broadjump was the record for the day. In the 100-yard dash, Bob Gover and Pete crossed the 'finish line together, sharing first place. A. E. "Jack" Machtolff, pipefitter second class, judged the races, while LT Walter Keehn announced events and winners.
The girls did alright for themselves, too, even though their sports weren't quite so strenuous. Dixie Adair and Joan Parker won the 50yard dashes while honors in the 70-yard dashes went to Janet Leckenby and Barbara Johnson. After the races the girls went to the basketball throwing field where Mary Ann Carliss, Betty Parks, Barbara Gould, Eunice Besse and Barbara Johnson distinguished themselves by defeating all others in their respective groups.
In the relay race, held after the individual competitions, Ramon Alonso of Eddie Groome's team crossed the finish line several yards ahead of his nearest opponent, winning the prize for his team. The other two men on the winning team were Bill Barrett and Edwin Heimer. A rope pulling contest was held next between two groups of boys, causing much enjoyment for both the pullers and the spectators.
Appropriate prizes, consisting of inedals for the high school boys and utility prizes for the elementary grades and high school girls will be awarded the winners of the various individual competitions.
In the next activities, the boys soon learned that the "old man" isn't so old when he beat them both in softball and volleyball. On the softball diamond the fathers, batting left-handed, defeated their younger sons, 7-3 and on the volleyball court their strategic playing gave them a 15-12 victory over the older boys.
In the volleyball game, the mothers added another victory to the win column by defeating their daughters, 21-17. However, the girls saved the day on the softball diamond by winning 4-3.
Due to lack of time the High school boy's softball game had to be called off, much to the dismay of several of the more enthusiastic players.

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NAVAL AIR STATION
LOSES FIRST GAME
The Training Group knocked off the league leading NAS crew on Monday night by a 5-4 count. Wright hurled for the Training Group with Graves hurling for the Air Station. Graves hurled excellent ball for six innings but failed to bear down in the seventh as much as in the preceding innings. A questionable decision on a force play with two outs let two Training Group runs across and the damage was done.
The Hospital rose from the depths of league standings to knock off the Marines on Monday night 3-2, and smash the Naval Station 6-5 on Wednesday night.
VU-10 continued their upward trend, winning from the Naval Supply Depot, 3-1. It was VU-10's second straight win after two setbacks in the first week of play. The boys of Utility Squadron were to have met NAS on Thursday night after The Indian went to press.
As the Hospital was disposing of the Naval Station, the Marines were bouncing back from their defeat by the Hospital to wallop the Training Group, 14-1.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Monday-Hospital vs. NAS and NSD vs. Naval Station.
Tuesday-Marines vs. VU-10.
Wednesday-FTG vs. Naval Station and NSD vs. Hospital.
Thursday-Marines vs. NAS.
All games begin at 6:30.
LEAGUE STANDINGS
Team W L Pct.
Naval Air Station---- 3 1 .750 Marines ------------- 3 2 .600
Hospital ------------ 3 2 .600
VU-10 -------------- 2 2 .500
Naval Station ------- 2 3 .400 Training Group ------ 2 3 .400 NSD --------------- 1 4 .200
Above standings include games played through Wednesday night, May 4th.
VU-10 LEADING IN OFFICERS' LEAGUE
VU-10 was atop the standings of the officers' softball league this week with an unmarred record of two wins and no losses. The "fly boys" snared their second victory in their only appearance this week as they rolled over the Marine-NSD combo, 16-5.
LTJG K. L. Jones went the route for VU-10, on the mound, and was never in trouble. MAJ R. "C" Rosacker started hurling for the Merine-NSD crew and was relieved late in the game by' LCDR F. W. Weatherson of NSD. ENS 0. H. Oberg and LT W. G. Esders both


found the home run range again for VU-10 with LTCOL A. F. Johnson collecting a circuit clout for the losers.
On Monday night, the Hospital Dental combination smashed out a 8-2 victory over the Naval Air Station officers. LTJG E. R. Shapard was the winning twirler with ENS Henson, the losing tosser for the Air Station.
Training Group Wins
On Thursday night of last week, Training Group opened their season with an 11-8 win over the Air Station. LTJG C. A. Wine went the route for the Training Group with ENS Chapman hurling for the Naval Air Station.
LTJG I. E. Hanson slapped a two run homer for the Training Group for the only four-base blow of the game. LTJG R. J. Stevenson turned in several good plays at third for the Training Group, turning a hot drive which would ordinarily have been a hit into an out.
Below is the schedule of games for the coming week. All games begin at 8:00 or upon completion of the games in the enlisted men's league.
Monday - Hospital - Dental vs. NavSta - NOB.
Tuesday - Marines - NSD vs. N. A.S.
Thursday - VU-10 vs. Training Group.
OFFICER STANDINGS
These standings do not include the game between NavSta - NOB and Training Group scheduled for Thursday night.
Team W L
VU-10 ----------------- 2 0
Training Group --------- 1 0
MarBrks - NSD --------- 1 1
Hospital - Dental -------- 1 1 NavSta - NOB ---------- 0 1
Naval Air Station ------- 0 2

WOMEN'S GOLF TOURNAMENTThere will be a 72-hole membership tournament held during the month of May.
The tournament will be medal play only. A qualifying round of 18 holes will be played Wednesday morning, May 11, 1949. This must be played with another tournament participant. Dates for final three rounds will be announced later. For information call Mrs. Scanlon, 326 or Mrs. Miller, 282.

"Just why do you want a married man to work for you rather than a bachelor?" asked the curious friend.
"Well," sighed the employer, "the married men don't seem to get so upset if I yell at them."


By Allen Collier, Sports Editor


NAVAL STATION LYCEUM
Sunday 8 May to Saturday 14 May
Sunday
CHICKEN EVERY SUNDAY Dan Dailey Alan Young

Monday
GENTLEMAN FROM NOWHERE Warner Baxter Fay Baker

Tuesday
NIGHT HAS A
THOUSAND EYES
Edw. G. Robinson John Lund
Wednesday
PAROLE, INC.
Michael O'Shea Turhan Bey

Thursday
GALLANT BLADE
Larry Parks Marguerite Chapman
Friday
LETTER TO THREE WIVES Jeanne Crain Linda Darnell
Saturday
THE DENVER KID
Alan Lane Ed. Waller






-...-, .Solution
Last Saturday afternoon, the day The Indian published this column's snide remark about his "big fish that always gets away," LT Clary suddenly appeared in West Bargo looking for your correspondent, whom he found. With a look of satisfaction on his face, he laid a sandshark at his feet, turned about and marched off without a word.
Your reporter was speechless, but soon recovered and read the note pinned to the shark, which said, "Here is the solution! and now is the time! Clary. P.S. This one weighs 20 pounds and was caught on a bamboo pole. No rod and reel!"
The moral: Never doubt anyone's fish story, for they are sure to find the solution and make your face turn red.

NAVAL STATION LIBRARY
ANNOUNCEMENT

The following books are available at the Naval Station Library: "The Tower of Teezel," "The City and the Tsar," and "The Bandit of the Black Hills." These are just a sample of the fiction, non-fiction, mystery and western books recently odded to the Library for your reading pleasure.


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Vol. IV, No. 13 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 7 May 1949 ADVANCEMENTS TO CPO AUTHORIZED BY BUPERS (SEA)-Enlisted men who competed successfully on a multiple computation basis on 1 December 1948 for advancement to pay grade 1A are listed by name in BuPers 'Circular Letter 64-49 (NDB, 15 April 1949), which authorizes advancement to chief petty officer, acting appointment, and to chief steward, acting appointment. NOB PREPARES FOR THE PHANTOM HURRICANE .At approximately 0100 Thursday, the Base was alerted for a fictitious hurricane traveling WNW South of Jamaica. It was estimated that this storm might curve to the North and reach this station Saturday. The entire Base set Hurricane Condition III and progressed through Condition I as a drill which was expected to be completed today. BASE IMPROVEMENTS With the approach of the Summer season, the sailboat docks at the Naval Station have been rebuilt by the Public Works Department from funds allocated by the Recreation Department. This was disclosed late this week by CDR L. M. Davis, Jr., Base Public Works Officer. Commander Davis also revealed that Public Works has recently completed building a "snack shack" at the Fleet Recreation swimming pool. Recreation officials say that the stand will carry a complete line of soft drinks and sandwiches for the swimmers to enjoy when they visit the pool. The Recreation Department also allocated the. funds for this building. The finishing touches were being applied the Bargo-Newtown commissary late this week and it is expected that the new unit will open shortly. Actual construction work has been finished on the building itself but grading and leveling activities in the surrounding area were still in operation. Some ten feet of the bank across the road from the new branch commissary is being graded down to provide room for a bus stop so that buses may stop when going in either direction past this branch. LIBERTY IN CUBA TO BE RESUMED 10 MAY Captain Henry Crommelin, Chief of Staff to the Commander, N.O.B., announced Thursday, the resumption of regular liberty for Base personnel to Guantanamo City, effective Tuesday, May 10th. Terminating the recent ban on liberty in Cuba, the instructions received in Base headquarters this week are for liberty to Guantaname City only. Caimanera will not be used as a liberty town. However,. Base personnel may be granted special liberty in Caimanera at the discretion of the individual commanding officers when they have legitimate business of sufficient importance to warrant such permission. Transient fleet personnel (those in Guantanamo Bay for less than forty-five days) will not be granted this privilege. For the present, liberty to Guantanamo City for Base personnel will continue to be on Tuesdays and Fridays as in the past. A new Base Order governing liberty in Cuba was to have been issued after The Indian went to press. NOB SCHOOL FIELD DAY A GREAT SUCCESS There were an awful lot of tired boys and girls at school Monday who hadn't quite recuperated from the school's third annual field day which was held at the race track last Saturday. Most of the children and many of the parents were there to join in the sports which lasted from 10:00 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon. The activities started with the elementary school races. After these, the high school children, divided into four weight classes and had a chance to show their athletic ability. The field day program was planned by a committee composed of Mr. Edward J. Ondrasik, Miss Ada Schmidt, Mrs. Geneva McCollum, LCDR F. W. Weatherson, BMC J. A. O'Hotnickey and students Fred and Barbara Johnson. In the first group of boys, Donald Sypek, winning the broadjump and Gordon Weatherson winning the 50-yard dash were the most out(Continued on Page Three) BASE WATER MAIN WAS BROKEN IN FOUR PLACES Public Works officials were notified last Saturday about 1300 that there was a major break in the fourteen-inch main line bringing water to the Naval Operating Base from the pumping station located on the Yateras River. In all, four breaks were discovered in the vicinity of the Los Melones hills in the northeastern sector of the Base. Seismic conditions in the hills were believed to be the cause of the breaks. Workers Called Back From Ashore Public works crews went to work immediately and worked until the job was completed in some of the worst of the jungle-like terrain in this vicinity. Work ceased only after it became too dark to see and was resumed at daybreak the next day. Many of the workers were called back to the Base from their homes in Caimanera and vicinity. The finishing touches to the job were completed about 4:30 Monday afternoon, some fifty hours after the initial break was reported. Swiftness of the repair crews made it unnecessary to ration water as the Base dipped into its reserve supply while the repairs were being made. UTINA TO MAKE TRIP TO KINGSTON ON 18 MAY The USS Utina (ATF-163) will make a liberty voyage to Kingston, Jamaica on the morning of 18 May and will return on Saturday, 21 May. This trip by the Utina is to be primarily for enlisted men, with or without their dependents. Eighty persons will be allowed to make the trip. In event the enlisted quota is not filled, officers with or without dependents will be permitted to make the trip. One basic requirement is that persons making the voyage be 18 years of age or over. Personnel interested should contact their commanding officers. A Base Memorandum on this trip will be promulgated to all commands early this week. ASSIST YOUR NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY -IT ASSISTS YOU.

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Pao'e Two THP, INIAN Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg., Room 205 -Phone 254 Saturday, 7 May 194 9 U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN Commander Allen Collier, SN----------------.Editor P. H. Teeter, LCDR---------Staff Advisor S. F. Dodge, YNC-----------Staff Writer R. A. Barchenger, YNCStaff Writer Jesse Evans, SSGT------------Staff Writer C. B. Lufburrow, ALC.Staff Writer B. J. Vandermeiden, SNStaff Writer C. C. Arnott, DT5-------------Staff Writer G. M. Rushing, AFC.Staff Photographer Cecil Pederson --------Teen-Age Writer "Skiddy" Masterson-.-TeenLAge 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. CHANGE IN FLIGHT SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED Effective this past week, the schedules of all Fleet Logistics Support Wings aircraft flights both to and from the United States have been changed. The new schedule will continue in effect until superseded by an?other change. Flights from the United States will arrive in Guantanamo at 2000 on Monday and Friday of each week. Flights to the United States will leave Guantanamo at 1000 on each Tuesday and Saturday. On the first and third Friday of each month the flight will go to San Juan, leaving at 2200. On the first and third Saturday of each month the flight will arrive from San Juan at 0700. Effective immediately, all personnel departing Guantanamo Bay, via Fleet Logistics Support Wings aircraft are required to report to the terminal prior to 2000 on the day BEFORE departure, for endorsement of orders and information on time of departure. All times listed in the above schedules are Daylight Saving Time now in effect in Guantanamo Bay. It is felt by those attached to the local terminal that the new schedule will result in better service and be more convenient for all personnel involved. ASSIST YOUR NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY -IT ASSISTS YOU. NAVY RELIEF DRIVE TO START ON 4 MAY Chaplain Elmer E. Bosserman, USN, has been appointed Funds Chairman by RADM W. K. Phillips, USN, president of the Guantanamo Auxiliary of the Navy Relief Society, for the local Navy Relief drive for the period 4 May -6 June, commemorating the Navy-Air-Marine battles of the. Coral Sea and Midway. This period has been designated by the Navy Relief Society for its "Annual Call for Contributions." The worth of this, the Navy's own relief organization, is well known throughout the Naval service. By a Base Memorandum, all commands have been directed to appoint an officer-in-charge of the drive to organize a solicitation of all hands for voluntary contributions. The accomplishments of the Navy Relief are indicated in the following summary of services rendered in 1948: Loans granted --------$ 29,561 Amount of these loans $1,633,339 Loans converted to gratuities ----------4,218 Amount of such converted gratuities $ 180,328 Outright gratuities 3,050 Amount so granted $ 157,105 Number of cases assisted 92,339 The Navy Relief Society sets its needs, at $600,000.00 for the year 1949 over and above the interest which will be received from its investments. This amount can be gotten only through voluntary contributions from Navy and Marine personnel and friends of the Navy and Marine Corps who appreciate the value of this Society. It is the hope of Captain H. D. McIntosh, Executive Vice-President, and other officers of the local auxiliary that all hands will do their best to realize this need, and that the Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, will stand far in the lead in the Tenth Naval District for overall contributions. W. W. STANSELL LANDS "MAN SIZED" FISH Wednesday afternoon, W. W. Stansell, EN1, attached to the Naval Station boatshed caught a "man sized" barracuda, weighing 52 pounds and measuring 61 inches in length. Stansell's grand catch was made about mid-afternoon while he and Fred Cummings, MMC, were trolling in a rowboat with an outboard motor at the East boundary of the station. Stansell made his prize catch with a No. 4 Johnson spoon as bait. His fishing partner hauled in a red snapper while the barracuda was the only fish Stansell caught. -S Sunday, 7 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) RECEPTION OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION On Sunday 8 May at the 0900 Catholic Mass there will be an occasion of special Church festivities. A large group of children will make their first Holy Communion; they will receive for -the first time the Body and Blood of the Living Christ, in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. For the past eight months under the instruction of Mrs. T. E. Craig, with the supervision of Father Herold, the following children were prepared for this greatest of events: Carcelli, Thomas; Carliss, Fay Ann; Craig, Sandra; Elton, Judy; Jennings, Jeannette; Keehn, Isobel; Lanigan, Patrick; McAuliffe, David; Paresi, Patricia; Piel, Madeline; Piel, Michael; Pitt, Joseph; Pitt, Robert; Radcliffe, David; Scanlon, Regina; Spahr, Michael; Stull, Walter; Stroud, Francis; Wood, Malcolm; Wood, John. Sunday is Mother's Day. The parents, especially the mothers of these children, must indeed be most happy in the realization that they are dedicating the hearts and souls of their little ones to the love of God. "He that eateth My Flesh and drinketh My Blood hath everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the last day." (John 6-55) There will be a procession to and from Church, originating at the school building. Immediately following the Mass, the children will be taken to the Marine Site restaurant, accompanied by their parents to enjoy their first First Holy Communion breakfast. During the Mass, solos will be rendered by Mrs. Nancy Greenwood and James McCarthy, YN2, USN. Miss Joan Harris will accompany them at the organ. I wish to take this occasion to invite all of the friends of the First Communicants to participate with the children in this joyful occasion. C. A. Herold Chaplain, U. S. Navy I Page Two THE INDIAN

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THE~ INDIAN Pv he The Marines r at Outpost No. 1are being kept busy these days 'i-' trying to re-educate Margo, one of the mules used on the fence patrol. It seems that Margo has learned to open the corrol gate no matter how it is locked. Margo, with the other two mules and a horse at her heels, can often be seen taking a tour of Newtown before coming into the main corral on Marine Site No. 3. A new arrival on the Base this past week is SGT W. H. Pomeroy who joined us from the Central Recruiting Division. Welcome aboard and we hope you enjoy your tour of duty here at Gtnr'o. TEEN AGE ROUND-UP We all welcome Nancy and Russel Boughnou who arrived here the Thursday before last from Gradock High in Portsmouth, Virginia. Nancy is entering the Jinior class and Russell is a freshman. We're sorry Nancy got sick so soon after her arrival, but we're looking forward to knowing her. "Glad to have you aboard" kids, here's hoping you like it here. So much for the suspense of the school bowling league. It's all over now and it looks as if Dutcher's "Schmoos" earned that hard fought for victory! Clint, who incidentally had the league's individual high average, 132, Ed Groome who had the highest single line in the league, 187, Donald. Sypek, Furman Sheppard and "Skiddy" Masterson will tell you that they got a lot of help from Lady Luck, but don't be too sure! Congrats, fellows! STORK CLUB oSP AL SCOOPS: John Marshall Baker born 29 April to LTJG and Mrs. R. J. Baker; John Edward Steele born 4 May to EN2 and Mrs. 0. .R.SSteele. The Fishing Contest is still going strong with the potential prize winner changing constantly. CAPT Robbins started out with the lead, then Mrs. Robbins came in with an 18-pounder only to have CAPT Wilson come in with a 20pounder the next day. Evidently the shore fishermen aren't too proud of their efforts so far haven't heard of any being entered. Maybe that little one or twopounder that didn't seem like much in comparison with the big fellows being caught from boats, could have been a prize winner. Bring them all in and at least establish something for us to shoot at. GTMO's BARGAIN BASEMENT The Thrift Shop was started December 6, 1948, primarily as a service to the Base with all profits going to Navy Relief. Mrs. J. R. Lanigan, chairman of the shop reports that since that time merchandise at the value of $1,371.44 has been sold for Base personnel-the shop taking only a ten percent handling charge, which goes to the Navy Relief Society. All workers are volunteers, donating their services to the Navy Relief. Additional profits for the Navy Relief are derived from the sale of donated items. An unusual variety of items has been sold, including washing machines, typewriters, electric toasters,waffle irons,food mixers, lamps, furniture, and even an accordion. During the winter months many families receiving orders back to the states were able to find in the shop woolen coats, suits and children's snowsuits. Came For Brother's Skull Recently a large assortment of toys and novelties were put on sale and it did not take the children of the Base long to discover Gtmo's nearest approach to a five and dime store. Helpers in the shop were momentarily startled one day when a small boy announced, "I came in to get my brother's skull," until they recalled that one of the items in stock was a key ring with a small skull attached. Another little boy who had saved up for his mother's birthday present kept saying, "Gee, won't she be s'prised!" when he discovered a blue mirrored powder box that his pennies would buy. At the present time there is a great demand for high chairs, cribs and play pens. It would fill a great need if anyone having any of these items for sale would bring them to the Thrift Shop. There is also a ready sale for lamps, vases and pictures. Hours of the Thrift Shop, which is located across the street from the Ship's Store Ashore (Commissary), are from 0830 to 1130, daily Monday through Saturday. The shop is closed on the first Friday of each month for inventory and repricing of items which have not been sold. It is standard policy to reduce the price on any item which has not moved in a month by 25 percent, unless the owner re-claims the item. Prospective clients of the Shop may find any of the following volunteer workers on duty when they call: Mesdames K. W. Strebel, J. H. Lewis, E. C. Asman, M. G. Kendall, H. D. McIntosh, G. R. Berkeley, E. A. Taylor, K. S. Masterson, M. Snyder, F. G. Gould, H. Crommelin, 0. Pederson, H. E. Garver, B. G. Cass, J. A. Weizenegger, H. I. Smith and F. M. Hardin. NOB SCHOOL FIELD DAY A GREAT SUCCESS (Continued from Page One) standing. The two boys tied for first place in the chin-ups. Bennett Richards, in group two, won all honors, and his sixteen chin-ups remained unchallenged for the rest of the day. Group three gave their top honors to Fred Johnson for the broadjump, Billy Reinhold for chin-ups, and "Skiddy" Masterson for the 100-yard dash. Clint Dutcher and Pete Broughton of group four tied in the chin-ups, and Clint's 15 feet 8% inch broadjump was the record for the day. In the 100-yard dash, Bob Gover and Pete crossed the finish line together, sharing first place. A. E. "Jack" Machtolff, pipefitter second class, judged the races, while LT Walter Keehn announced events and winners. The girls did alright for themselves, too, even though their sports weren't quite so strenuous. Dixie Adair and Joan Parker won the 50yard dashes while honors in the 70-yard dashes went to Janet Leckenby and Barbara Johnson. After the races the girls went to the basketball throwing field where Mary Ann Carliss, Betty Parks, Barbara Gould, Eunice Besse and Barbara Johnson distinguished themselves by defeating all others in their respective groups. In the relay race, held after the individual competitions, Ramon Alonso of Eddie Groome's team crossed the finish line several yards ahead of his nearest opponent, winning the prize for his team. The other two men on the winning team were Bill Barrett and Edwin Heimer. A rope pulling contest was held next between two groups of boys, causing much enjoyment for both the pullers and the spectators. Appropriate prizes, consisting of medals for the high school boys and utility prizes for the elementary grades and high school girls will be awarded the winners of the various individual competitions. In the next activities, the boys soon learned that the "old man" isn't so old when he beat them both in softball and volleyball. On the softball diamond the fathers, batting left-handed, defeated their younger sons, 7-3 and on the volleyball court their strategic playing gave them a 15-12 victory over the older boys. In the volleyball game, the mothers added another victory to the win column by defeating their daughters, 21-17. However, the girls saved the day on the softball diamond by winning 4-3. Due to lack of time the High school boy's softball game had to be called off, much to the dismay of several of the more enthusiastic players. ASSIST YOUR NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY -IT ASSISTS YOU. THE INDIAN Page Three

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Page' FourTH ININtm.B-5My9250 Mi2wX IVo S NAVAL AIR STATION LOSES FIRST GAME The Training Group knocked off the league leading NAS crew on Monday night by a 5-4 count. Wright hurled for the Training Group with Graves hurling for the Air Station. Graves hurled excellent ball for six innings but failed to bear down in the seventh as much as in the preceding innings. A questionable decision on a force play with two outs let two Training Group runs across and the damage was done. The Hospital rose from the depths of league standings to knock off the Marines on Monday night 3-2, and smash the Naval Station 6-5 on Wednesday night. VU-10 continued their upward trend, winning from the Naval Supply Depot, 3-1. It was VU-10's second straight win after two setbacks in the first week of play. The boys of Utility Squadron were to have met NAS on Thursday night after The Indian went to press. As the Hospital was disposing of the Naval Station, the Marines were bouncing back from their defeat by the Hospital to wallop the Training Group, 14-1. THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE Monday-Hospital vs. NAS and NSD vs. Naval Station. Tuesday-Marines vs. VU-10. Wednesday-FTG vs. Naval Station and NSD vs. Hospital. Thursday-Marines vs. NAS. All games begin at 6:30. LEAGUE STANDINGS Team W L Pct. Naval Air Station--_ 3 1 .750 Marines -----------3 2 .600 Hospital -----------3 2 .600 VU-10 -----------2 2 .500 Naval Station ------2 3 .400 Training Group -----2 3 .400 NSD ----------1 4 .200 Above standings include games played through Wednesday night, May 4th. VU-10 LEADING IN OFFICERS' LEAGUE VU-10 was atop the standings of the officers' softball league this week with an unmarred record of two wins and no losses. The "fly boys" snared their second victory in their only appearance this week as they rolled over the Marine-NSD, combo, 16-5. LTJG K. L. Jones went the route for VU-10, on the mound, and was never in trouble. MAJ R. "C" Rosacker started hurling for the Merine-NSD crew and was relieved late in the game by LCDR F. W. Weatherson of NSD. ENS 0. H. Oberg and LT W. G. Esders both found the home run range again for VU-10 with LTCOL A. F. Johnson collecting a circuit clout for the losers. On Monday night, the Hospital Dental combination smashed out a 8-2 victory over the Naval Air Station officers. LTJG E. R. Shapard was the winning twirler with ENS Henson, the losing tosser for the Air Station. Training Group Wins On Thursday night of last week, Training Group opened their season with an 11-8 win over the Air Station. LTJG C. A. Wine went the route for the Training Group with ENS Chapman hurling for the Naval Air Station. LTJG I. E. Hanson slapped a two run homer for the Training Group for the only four-base blow of the game. LTJG R. J. Stevenson turned in several good plays at third for the Training Group, turning a hot drive which would ordinarily have been a hit into an out. Below is the schedule of games for the coming week. All games begin at 8:00 or upon completion of the games in the enlisted men's league. Monday -Hospital -Dental vs. NavSta -NOB. Tuesday -Marines -NSD vs. N. A.S. Thursday -VU-10 vs. Training Group. OFFICER STANDINGS These standings do not include the game between NavSta -NOB and Training Group scheduled for Thursday night. Team W L VU-10 -----------------2 0 Training Group --------1 0 MarBrks -NSD ---------1 1 Hospital -Dental --------1 1 NavSta -NOB ----------0 1 Naval Air Station -------0 2 WOMEN'S GOLF TOURNAMENT There will be a 72-hole membership tournament held during the month of May. The tournament will be medal play only. A qualifying round of 18 holes will be played Wednesday morning, May 11, 1949. This must be played with another tournament participant. Dates for final three rounds will be announced later. For information call Mrs. Scanlon, 326 or Mrs. Miller, 282. "Just why do you want a married man to work for you rather than a bachelor?" asked the curious friend. "Well," sighed the employer, "the married men don't seem to get so upset if I yell at them." By Allen Collier, Sports Editor NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sunday 8 May to Saturday 14 May Sunday CHICKEN EVERY SUNDAY Dan Dailey Alan Young Monday GENTLEMAN FROM NOWHERE Warner Baxter Fay Baker Tuesday NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES Edw. G. Robinson John Lund Wednesday PAROLE, INC. Michael O'Shea Turhan Bey Thursday GALLANT BLADE Larry Parks Marguerite Chapman Friday LETTER TO THREE WIVES Jeanne Crain Linda Darnell Saturday THE DENVER KID Alan Lane Ed. Waller Solution Last Saturday afternoon, the day The Indian published this column's snide remark about his "big fish that always gets away," LT Clary suddenly appeared in West Bargo looking for your correspondent, whom he found. With a look of satisfaction on his face, he laid a sandshark at his feet, turned about and marched off without a word. Your reporter was speechless, but soon recovered and read the note pinned to the shark, which said, "Here is the solution! and now is the time! Clary. P.S. This one weighs 20 pounds and was caught on a bamboo pole. No rod and reel!" The moral: Never doubt anyone's fish story, for they are sure to find the solution and make your face turn red. NAVAL STATION LIBRARY ANNOUNCEMENT The following books are available at the Naval Station Library: "The Tower of Teezel," "The City and the Tsar," and "The Bandit of the Black Hills." These are just a sample of the fiction, non-fiction, mystery and western books recently added to the Library for your reading pleasure. I 9 THE INDI AN Gtmo. Bay-5 1Yay 49-2500. Page Four