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Vol. IV No. 22 U.S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 23 July 1949


NAVY'S NEWEST CRUISER
NOW IN GUANTANAMO
The USS Salem (CA-139), sister
ship of the USS Des Moines and the USS Newport News is ncw in Guantanamo on a shakedown
cruise. The Salem was just recently commissioned during a recent ceremony at the Boston Naval
Shipyard.
The sleek new 17,000-ton cruiser
is a fully air-conditioned ship and is armed with automatic, rapid firing 8-inch guns. Helicopters instead of planes will fly from her
deck.
Skipper of the new cruiser is
Captain J. C. Daniel. The execu. tive officer of the Salem is Commander E.L. Robertson,Jr., whose last duty station was as Commanding Officer of the Naval Station here. CDR. Robertson was detached from Guantanamo on 28 October 1948 after having served here since March 1946. At that time the base was reorganizing as a
peace-time activity.
CDR. Robertson personally
supervised fire-fighting activities and disaster relief for the stricken community of Caimanera in their two disastrous fires in June 1946 and March 1948. In recogonition of his services the Cuban government awarded him the National Red Cross Order and Merit, and rank of Knight Comander.
Last September, at an impressive ceremony itn Santiago de Cuba he was awarded the Second Class Order of Naval Merit, with distintive white. This is the highest . honor the Cuban government can
bestow upon an officer of a foreign
country.
The Salem is scheduled to operate out of Guantanamo u. til 3 October when she returns to the
States.

(SEA)-Mooring lines are large
ropes used for the specific purpose of securing a ship to a dock or
other mooring device.
(SEA)-Tiny Costa Rican Cocos
Island, 550 miles west of the Panama Canal, holds the secret of the vast pirate "loot of Lima" hunted by treasure seekers for more than
a century.


MIDSHIPMAN KILLED
ABOARD MISSOURI
Richard A. Martinelli, Midshipman, USN, class of 1950, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Martinelli, 210 Denver Avenue, Westmont, New Jersey was killed instantly when he was pinned beneath the rangefinder of a Mark 37 director aboard the U. S. S. Missouri last Monday.
The fatal accident occured at 11:30 during scheduled local control battle procedure outside the bay. Death was instantaneous due to intra cranial injuries. A board of investigation was convened by Commander, Ta3k Force 61.
The incident happened less than 36 hours before the Missouri was slated to weigh anchor and head for Norfolk, Va., on the last leg of the Midshipman training cruise.
Memorial services were conducted aboard the Missouri ai 1600 Monday afternoon during which all ships present and all base commands half masted their colors.

LETTERS OF
APPRECIATION RECEIVED
FROM CTF 61

Letters praising the work of the Guantanamo Ship's Repair depart,nent and appreciation and recreation facilities of services rendered members of Task Force 61 and the NROTC Midshipmen were received in the Base Commander's office this past week.
RADM Allan E. Smith sent letters of appreciation for the excellent job done by Ship's Repair crews in repairihg the damaged USS Shea (DM-30), USS Shannon (DM-25) and the USS Baur (DM26. Excerpts of these letters are quoted below for the benefit of all hands.
"With ready cooperation of the Naval Station, Guantanamo the SHEA was docked on Sunday July 10 and repairs immediately undertaken" . . . The Naval Station Guantanamo immediately started to effect repairs as soon as the inspection was completed . . . The quick action and splendid cooperation of NavStaGtmo are deserving of the highest praise!
(Continued on Page Two)


HIGH RANKING MEDICAL
OFFICERS VISITED
GUANTANAMO MONDAY

Several high ranking mediCal officers led by Dr. Raymond B. Allen, Director, Medical Services, Office of the Secretary of Defense and Dr. Richard L. Meiling, Deputy Director of the same office along with RADM C.A Swanson, Surgeon General, USN, RADM J. T. Boone, General Medical Inspector, USN, Major General R.W. Bliss, Surgeon General, USA, and Major General M. C. Grow, the Air Surgeon visited Guantanamo early this week for the purpose of inspecting the U. S. Naval Hospital here.
Dr. Allen is director of the newly created Medical Services division of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
RADM Swanson, Major Gencral Bliss and Major General Grow addressed a gathering of all the officers attached to the Naval Hospital and Base Dental Cl'nic, on Tuesday morning and in the a.iernoon the officers heard Dr. Allen, Dr. Meiling and RADM Boone.
The group arrived via a special flight on Monday night and left Tuesday afternoon, after completing one leg of their Caribbean tour of Medical installations in this area. The C-54 which brought the group here was the famed "Sacred Cow", the plane which was used by the late President Roosevelt and also by President Truman until the Independence was built.
Following the talks an inspection of the Hospital was made. All members of the inspection party were warm in their praise of the appearance of the Hospital and its personnel.

AIRLINES MAY GRANT LOW SERVICE RATES

Washington (AFPS)-The nation's leading airlines have announced a plan to grant 10 per cent fare discounts to persons travelling on tickets purchased by military agencies.
The proposed discount may boost the airlines' share of total military travel from its present two to four percent to between 10 and 12 percent.







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Editorial Offlice, NOB Administration Bldg..
Room 205 - Phone 254
Saturday, 23 July 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
J. G. McCarthy, YNI --------- Staff Writer
Et. A. Barchenger, YNC_- Staff Writer E.J. Kazmierski, PFC ------ Staff Writer A. H. Borresen, CHRELE -.-- Staff Writer 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-85 (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.


NAS SLIPSTREAM
Last weekend L. A Miskiewich, AC1, left for NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey and a normal tour of shore duty. Leaving with him was F.I. Summerday, AD2, who left for Pt. Mugu, California and a course in Guided Missiles. He will not return here.
Reporting aboard on 18 July was Luther Rigg, AC2, Rigg comes to Gtmo. from the Navy Proving Ground, Dahlgreen, Va. Welcome aboard.
More space and a "new look" was acquired this week by the Personnel Office when they removed the partition and reshuffled the furnishings to give a better look to the office in general. LT. Looney, Training O ,fficer and his crew started the ball rolling some two weeks ago when they re-arranged their office to obtain morph space. .It ;ays here more space to work in.)
LT. Hayden, NAS Recreation officer, advanced one more step along the way toward giving the Air Station what will probably be the best softball diamond, on the base. Some 200 cubic yards of good soil has been spread over tne entire diamond and mixed with it :s commercial fertilizer. It is the Recreation officers intention to plant grass over the entire diamond, with the exception of the basepaths etc.


LETTERS OF
APPRECIATION RECEIVED
FROM CTF 61
(Continued from Page One)
A letter from CTF 61 ti ComNOB, said, "On arrival of Task Force 61 at Guantanamo, voyage repairs were necessary to three ships of the Task Force, and a request was made on the Naval Operating Base for assistance. The repairs were made at times which caused only minor interference to scheduled operations.
"The willingness and alacr'ty with which repairs were undertaken, the excellence of the work completed and the economy of cost for the jobs well done were stimulating, and might well set an example for the more thoroughly equipped and better known facilities in the Continental United States".
"Please extend my thanks to those responsible for their capable and commendable work".
The Commander of NROTC Contract Midshipmen detachment sent the following note of appreciation to Commander, Naval Operating Base.
"It, is desired to express the appreciation of the NROTC Contract Midshipmen and of the civilian guests of the Navy Department who are paiticipating in the NROTC Contract Cruise, for the courtesies extended them during their recent visit to Guantanamo."
"The courtesies and warm welcome extended them on their first tour of active duty have made these NROTC Midshipmen even more proud and appreciative of the U. S. Navy. The civilian guests of the Navy Department in their first association with the forces afloat and ashore outside the erntinental United States, have been favorably impressed with the warm hospitality with which they have been received."
From C.O., USS Shannon
From the Commanding of the USS Shannon came this note.
"This vessel was drydocked by your command July 15-17, 19&9. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation of the effiecency, cheerfulness and cooperation which characterized the entire operation."
From CTF-61
From RADM A.E. Smith came this note of appreciation for recreation provided for Task Force 61.
"After six weeks of stre-pions training, Task Force 61 arrived in Guantanamo in need of relaxation and diversion. Through your generous cooperation and that of your capable assistants our five days in port have been crowded with healthful, outdoor sports and entertainment."
"Through your generous daily allocation of facilities, the officers, midshipmen and men under my command have enjoyed baseball,


Sunday, 24 July 1949
CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Catholic Masses
0700-Naval Base, Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1745-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass - 0630
Confessions before all Masses Protestant Services
0930-Sunday School at Schoolhouse 1100-Naval Base Chapel Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1980
Chaplains at this Activity CDR R.W. FAULK, USN
(Protestant)
LCDR Carl A. Herold, USN
(Catholic)

The Good Old
Stork, famed for dropped around
the hospital last week and deposited two pieces of cargo at the Dependent's Vvard.
The first of two
NOTES aerial attacks
was delivered to Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 0. Hard. "Rocky", a little boy, was born to the Hard's on the 15th, way in the very late hours of the night. Mr. Hard is Civilian Manager of the NOB ship's Service.
On his second flight to the hospital, friend stork on the 16th of July paid a call on GMC & Mrs. Roy L. Ligon. On this trip, as on the first, it was a little boy. the Ligons' have named their son, Robert Wesley Ligon. Chief Ligon is attached to the Fleet Training Group.
In the first game of the season, the hospital nine, came out victors over the Fleet Training Group. Clements, pitching for the Corpsman allowed only 6 scattered hits, walked 4 but got 12 out via the strike out method, the opposition's hurler, Addison, allowed 8 hospitalman to hit safely and downed 10 via the strike out column.
"Slim" Reardon hit a homer for USNH and another of the hospital team members, Bob Strine hit one out there but it went foul. Credit is due to Clements for effective pitching despite the handicap of a sore ankle.
Orders came in this week for three of the older corp.imar on the staff at the hospital: Lester A. Page, HM2; Joseph F. Ruscio, HM2; and Frank Anthony, HM3. Having completed their two years of over geas shore duty these men were ordered to the U.S.S. Consolation (AH-15) for Duty.

softbali, tennis, swimming, shoot- 0 ing, bowling, golfing, hiking and picnicking." .


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.TEEN-AGE TOPICS
Carlita, Fred, and Clint in their
many letters say "hi" to the gang!
They all seem to be very happy in "sunny " California, but boy do we miss them! Ramona Sparks said goodby to the teen-agers and the Base for awhile when she left Tuesday for Oklahoma. Thank Heavens, she will be back for school-we shall be glad to see
her again.
"What a time! What a party!"
could be heard from Jan, Ramona Sparks and Skiddy after the Little Theatre party last Saturday.
They still look tired but they had
a wonderful time.
Jeaneen is rather sore from all
her horseback riding when she visited in Cuba last weekend. Have fun Jeaneen? Bet you did. but we're glad you didn't stay longer.
Hi Jill! Glad to have you with
us again. Jill Hiers, who left us last December, will be here until August when she and Jan are going back to the States. We really wish you all were going to be here
longer.
What's happened to Henry Crommelin and John Cozy? why don't we see them during the lay? It seems that the two of them got full time jobs in the Commissary soon after school let out. The teenagers are really ambitious this
summer.
P. S. In the chatterbox we have
been asked to give an account of what has happened to all the teenagers this summer. We'll try to let you know about a few each
week.






Mr. Clark M. Whittemore and
Miss Margaret Whittemore, fatherin-law and sister-in-law of LCDR Washburne, are having a very enjoyable visit on our beautiful base, and have been considerably impressed by the beautiful surrounding scenery, the abundance of recreational facilities available, and the outstanding beauty of the base itself. It is hoped that the remainder of their visit will continue to be as enjoyable as it has
been to the present time.
Mrs. Harriet L. Weatherson,
Mother of LCDR Weatherson is also enjoying her stay on the base, and she too has been much impressed by the base and its functions.
It is also hoped that the remainder of her visit will be as enjoyable
as it has been to the present time,
The following personnel have recently reported to NSD and have been assigned to the Ship's Store Ashore for duty: MAYNARD, SA and CAMBRAY, SN. Welcome
aboard.


LITTLE THEATRE NOTES
To follow up last week's introduction to members of the cast, we'd like to present remair.ing characters of "Years Ago". The first two ar e those wonderful, inseperable chums of Ruth's, Katherine (Cecil Pederson) a n d A n n a (Jeaneen Hummel). Th3y will bring close to you all those girlhood intimacies that existed then in 1912 as they do today.
Ruth, with her ambitions for a stage career, is at once tieir ido! and envy.
Mr. Sparrow, the "man who comes f or the trunk" when Ruth finally sets out
for New York, will be portrayed by Jerry Ruyf.
His characterization of the homey handy-man will bring laughter to
everyone's lips. J o an Harris and "Skiddy"
Masterson are a air never to be orgotten as Miss Gavin, the indestructible gym: teacher, and Mr. Bagley, the little man from- the Y. M. C.A. who worships eve r y athletic foot step Miss Glavin takes. It is Papa J o n e s' earnest hope that his daughter R u t h will follow in those very same footsteps.
And there, of course, is where the trouble lies. "To be or not to be" et physical culture instructor. "To be or not to be" an actress. Ruth has a mind of her own, but then, so has Papa.
Your tickets for the nights of August 2, 3, 4, or 5 will be sold at the Ship's Services and the Post exchange all during this coming week, starting Monday, July 25. For the mere price of thirty-five cents you'll enjoy an evening at the theatre which promises to be quite comparable to any state-side entertainment of that nature. The performance begins at 8:00 P.M. at the Little Theatre, Marine Site Three.


Here we go
again . . . I seems to me I j u s t finished writing the last
column.
The days pass
so quickly, we'll all be short timers soon,
naggin' our 1st Sgt's and crying for our ship to come in ...
Plans for another dance are underway. The dance is scheduled for the 29th of this month. Sooo break out the polish and start spit-shining those shoes.
Wednesday, July 20th, at 0900 Pfc. Roger (Rockie) Rodriguez was seen occupying the life guard platform in full color at the Marine Swimming Pool. Cpl. Frank Dales, Pfc's Larry Rotundo, Ezio Latini, Fredrick Grant, and Norman Zych, will assume their duties according to schedule. So let's co-operate with the Life Guard when we're out there for that swim, cause they're not out there for their health.
Starting today your reporter will bring you: Player Of The Week.
Pfc. Robert O'Conner proved to be the player of the Week after his exhibition of all aro nd ballplaying in Sunday's game. The Irishman was double-trouble to the VU-10 pitcher and their sluggers.- Fanning five straight and totaling twelve strike-outs in all, our hurler 'also did his share of hitting with, three one baggers and a double, out of five tries. Nice goin' Chico . . .
How They're Hittin'
AB H AVE
O'Connor ---------5 4 800
De Simone -------3 1 333 Wilson ----------6 2 333
Mc Gilbra ------- 6 2 333 Rotundo ---------6 2 333
Carcelli ----------4 1 250
Dales ------------4 0 000
Dukes -----------5 0 000
Garci ------------5 0 000
Ed's Note: This summary does not include Thursday's game.

May we proudly inform you that there are now four large, attractive, portable floor fans at the theatre for your comfort? Of course the usual soft drinks and beer will be on hand,'and it is hoped that the acoustics will have been improved to everyone's satisfaction. The producer and stage crew have worked especially thrughout this production to make the audience more satisfied, and the cast has done its very best to bring you a successful comedy.

- Sailor: "Your eyes fascinate me
-they're beautiful. I can see dew
Chick: "Take it easy, son. That ain't do-that's don't"


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A fighting, never-say-die Naval Air Station team Wednesday night upset VU-10's hopes of going through the season or even the first week of the season undefeated as they came from behind to defeat the Airdales, 6-3.
Johnny Werz went the route on the mound for the Air Station chalking up his first victory of the season. Werz has the distinction of never having lost a game since coming to Guantanamo. Hi3 record last year was five wins. These were all league games and there were several practice games tossed in between games. Werz scattered the twelve safeties VU-10 gathered very nicely and in the late innings pitched himself out of some bad spots. He struckout nine and did not issue a single free pass. In addition he collected two singles and scored two runs. Ernie Faile, shortstop, led NAS at bat with three hits in five trips.
Jack Vienna started on the mound for VU-10 and had a nohitter going into the top of the sixth. When the Air Station batters overcame his 3-0 lead he was lifted in favor of Stever, a portsider and Slone came in to his aid in the eighth. It was the second time in as many games that VU-10 had been forced to use these same three hurlers in the course of a game. The three pitchers combined their efforts to strike out 18 NAS batters. They issued seven walks, and gave up 12 hits.
The League opened Sunday before a crowd of some 500 fans who watched as VU-10 took an 8-7 (-xtra inning decision from the Marines. RADM W.K. Phillips, Base Commander, officially opened the 1949 leagu.. by tossing out the first ball. After that the Marines took things over. They scored one run in the top of the first inning and added a single marker in the second, third, and fourth frames, Two mere leathernecks tallied in the seventh and the tieing run was rushed across in the ninth. VU-10 scored one-in the bottom of the first, two more in the last of the fourth, three in the last of the sixth and one each in the Seventh and tenth innings. Both of the teams' initial tallies were set up when the second baseman of each team bobbled the first 'ball sent his way. The Marines outhit the Airdales, 11-10 with Marine. pitcher Robert O'Connor collecting four for five to lead the batters for the afternoon. VU-10's shortstop Charley Hamden blasted out the league's first home run in the seventh inning when he lined one of O'Connor's offerings down the


rightfield line. Jack Vienna, third VU-10 hurler to see action pitched the last inning and third and wa3 credited with the win. Vienna whiffed one batter while O'Connor, who went the route struck out 12 men. Slone startrig VU-10 hurlet fanned three and Stever, who rlieved him fanned four in his brief stint on the hill.
Monday Night, James Webster, Naval Station southpaw struck out 16 Air Station batsmen as his club won. 10-3. The only two hits the Flyers got off the left hander the first six and a third innings were two infield scratches that Scotty Scott, Flyer first baseman beat out for hits. It was at that moment that the first real hit came as Ernie Faile, shortstop dumped a Texas leaguer into right field. R. A. Treamer, went the route for the losers and fanned nine men. Joe Stocklosa belted the league's second homerun in the late stages of the game. Jack Machtolff had made the trip around the circuit earlier when Arnsmeyer erred in fielding his double to deep left field.
Tuesday night the Hospital chalked up their first win by trouncing the Training Group 13 to 5. Clements pitched the entire game for the Hospital fanning 12, walking 4 and limiting the Training Group to six scattered hits. Meantime the Hospital baseballers got to Addison, Training Group hurler for nine hits while ten wouldbe hitters struck out. Addison experienced a bit of wildness as he issued 11 walks to hospital players. Gene "Slim" Reardon tagged one of Addison's pitches for a home run in the sixth and Strine just missed a circuit smash by inches when the ball curved foul.

THREE GTMO. GOLFERS MAKE 10th ND TEAM

Three Guantanamo Golfers and one from Roosevelt Roads left via FltLogSuWg flight for Norfolk Tuesday and the Middle Atlantic Golf tournament. This tournament is scheduled to begin Tuesday.
Representing the Tenth Naval District were Neely, Wideberg and Dutcher, all familiar names in the local golfing picture and Linkh of NAS Roosevelt Roads. Neely topped the field in the Tenth District Tournament held here ast weekend by ending the 72-hole match with a 287. Wideberg turned in a fiat 300 and Dutcher came up with a 312. Linkh completed the foursome with a 326.


WEBSTER FANS 16 IN BEST MOUND JOB
OF THE WEEK; NAS SLAMS VU-10 6-3


NAVAL STATION LYCEUM
Sunday 24 July to Saturday 30 July
Sunday
THE STRATTON STORY
James Stewart June Allyson
Monday
DISASTER
Richard Denning Trudy Marshall
Tuesday
SLIGHTLY FRENCH
Dorothy Lamour Don Ameche
Wednesday
AFFAIRS OF A ROGUE
Joan Hopkins Cecil Parker
Thursday TUSCON
Jimmy Lydon Penny Edwards
Friday
CALGHT
James Mason B. Bel Geddes
Saturday
THE LOST TRIBE Johnny Weissmueller

BOWLING LEAGUE

The NAS Bowling league was recently completed and final examination of the standings found J.L. "Dusty" Austin's team out in front with 16 points to their credit. For their winning efforts all members were awarded a $5.00 book to the NAS Enlisted Men's Club. Memebers of the winning team were. J. L. Daley, C. N. Barker, A. V. Mastropoll, W E. Potts J. W. Eggebrecht, and Keegan. High average and high single line did not belong to any member of the winning team. Miller of the runner-up team, captained by "Red" Westfall, was the high average kegler with a 173. Kenneth Veach of the same team took honors for the single high line with a blazing 232. Westfall's team wai one point behind Austin's winning entry. The team led by Rainey was third four points off the pace. Two teams, those of Fleming and Henson were knotted for fourth, each six pointg out and the Terran captained team was last, 13 points behind the winners.
Another bowling league is anticipated but starting dates are not definite as the alleys are slated to be refinished before the next league begins play. This work has not begun at present but is expected to be undertaken in the near future.


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Vol. IV No. 22 U.S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 23 July 1949 NAVY'S NEWEST CRUISER NOW IN GUANTANAMO The USS Salem (CA-139), sister ship of the USS Des Moines and the USS Newport News is now in Guantanamo on a shakedown cruise. The Salem was just recently commissioned during a recent ceremony at the Boston Naval Shipyard. The sleek new 17,000-ton cruiser is a fully air-conditioned ship and is armed with automatic, rapid firing 8-inch guns. Helicopters instead of planes will fly from her deck. Skipper of the new cruiser is Captain J. C. Daniel. The executive officer of the Salem is Commander E. L. Robertson,Jr., whose last duty station was as Commanding Officer of the Naval Station here. CDR. Robertson was detached from Guantanamo on 28 October 1948 after having served here since March 1946. At that time the base was reorganizing as a peace-time activity. CDR. Robertson personally supervised fire-fighting activities and disaster relief for the stricken community of Caimanera in their two disastrous fires in June 1946 and March 1948. In recogonition of his services the Cuban government awarded him the National Red Cross Order and Merit, and rank of Knight Comandef. Last September, at an impressive ceremony in Santiago de Cuba he was awarded the Second Class Order of Naval Merit, with distintive white. This is the highest honor the Cuban government can bestow upon an officer of a foreign country. The Salem is scheduled to operate out of Guantanamo u. til 3 October when she returns to the States. (SEA)-Mooring lines are large ropes used for the specific purpose of securing a ship to a dock or other mooring device. (SEA)-Tiny Costa Rican Cocos Island, 550 miles west of the Panama Canal, holds the secret of the vast pirate "loot of Lima" hunted by treasure seekers for more than a century. MIDSHIPMAN KILLED ABOARD MISSOURI Richard A. Martinelli, Midshipman, USN, class of 1950, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Martinelli, 210 Denver Avenue, Westmont, New Jersey was killed instantly when he was pinned beneath the rangefinder of a Mark 37 director aboard the U. S. S. Missouri last Monday. The fatal accident occured at 11:30 during scheduled local control battle procedure outside the bay. Death was instantaneous due to intra cranial injuries. A board of investigation was convened by Commander, Task Force 61. The incident happened less than 36 hours before the Missouri was slated to weigh anchor and head for Norfolk, Va., on the last leg of the Midshipman training cruise. Memorial services were conducted aboard the Missouri ai, 1600 Monday afternoon during which all ships present and all base commands half masted their colors. LETTERS OF APPRECIATION RECEIVED FROM CTF 61 Letters praising the work of the Guantanamo Ship's Repair department and appreciation and recreation facilities of services rendered members of Task Force 61 and the NROTC Midshipmen were received in the Base Commander's office this past week. RADM Allan E. Smith sent letters of appreciation for the excellent job done by Ship's Repair crews in repairing the damaged USS Shea (DM-30), USS Shannon (DM-25) and the USS Baur (DM26. Excerpts of these letters are quoted below for the benefit of all hands. "With ready cooperation of the Naval Station, Guantanamo the SHEA was docked on Sunday July 10 and repairs immediately undertaken" ...The Naval Station Guantanamo immediately started to effect repairs as soon as the inspection was completed ...The quick action and splendid cooperation of NavStaGtmo are deserving of the highest praise! (Continued on Page Two) HIGH RANKING MEDICAL OFFICERS VISITED GUANTANAMO MONDAY Several high ranking medical officers led by Dr. Raymond B. Allen, Director, Medical Services, Office of the Secretary of Defense and Dr. Richard L. Meiling, Deputy Director of the same office along with RADM C. A Swanson, Surgeon General, USN, RADM J. T. Boone, General Medical Inspector, USN, Major General R. W. Bliss, Surgeon General, USA, and Major General M. C. Grow, the Air Surgeon visited Guantanamo early this week for the purpose of inspecting the U. S. Naval Hospital here. Dr. Allen is director of the newly created Medical Services division of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. RADM Swanson, Major General Bliss and Major General Grow addressed a gathering of all the officers attached to the Naval Hospital and Base Dental Cynic, on Tuesday morning and in the afternoon the officers heard Dr. Allen, Dr. Meiling and RADM Boone. The group arrived via a special flight on Monday night and left Tuesday afternoon, after completing one leg of their Caribbean tour of Medical installations in this area. The C-54 which brought the group here was the famed "Sacred Cow", the plane which was used by the late President Roosevelt and also by President Truman until the Independence was built. Following the talks an inspection of the Hospital was made. All members of the inspection party were warm in their praise of the appearance of the Hospital and its personnel. AIRLINES MAY GRANT LOW SERVICE RATES Washington (AFPS)-The nation's leading airlines have announced a plan to grant 10 per cent fare discounts to persons travelling on tickets purchased by military agencies. The proposed discount may boost the airlines' share of total military travel from its present two to four percent to between 10 and 12 percent.

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Paffe Two THE INDIAN Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg., Room 205 -Phone 254 Saturday, 23 July 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 J. G. McCarthy, YN1--------Staff Writer R. A. Barchenger, YNC----.Staff Writer E. J. Kazmierski, PFC.Staff Writer A. H. Borresen, CHRELE_ Staff Writer Cecil Pederson :--------Teen-Age Writer "Skiddy" Masterson -Teen-Age Writer THE INDIAN is published weekly, financed by appropriated funds, printed on government equipment, for free distribution on the U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by order of the Base Commander. THE INDIAN is published in compliance with the provisions of NAVEXOS-P-35 (Rev) 1945. THE INDIAN is a member of the Ship's Editorial Association and republication of credited material prohibited without permission from SEA. THE INDIAN uses Armed Forces Press Service Material, which may not be reprinted without permission of AFPS. All Photographs used by THE INDIAN are official U. S. Navy pictures credited to the NAS Photo Lab. unless indicated otherwise. NAS SLIPSTREAM Last weekend L. A Miskiewich, AC1, left for NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey and a normal tour of shore duty. Leaving with him was F. I. Summerday, AD2, who left for Pt. Mugu, California and a course in Guided Missiles. He will not return here. Reporting aboard on 18 July was Luther Rigg, AC2, Rigg comes to Gtmo. from the Navy Proving Ground, Dahlgreen, Va. Welcome aboard. More space and a "new look" was acquired this week by the Personnel Office when they removed the partition and reshuffled the furnishings to give a better look to the office in general. LT. Looney, Training Officer and his crew started the ball rolling some two weeks ago when they re-arranged their office to obtain more space. It says here more space to work in.) LT. Hayden, NAS Recreation officer, advanced one more step along the way toward giving the Air Station what will probably be the best softball diamond on the base. Some 200 cubic yards of good soil has been spread over tne entire diamond and mixed with it :s commercial fertilizer. It is the Recreation officers intention to plant grass over the entire diamond, with the exception of the basepaths etc. LETTERS OF APPRECIATION RECEIVED FROM CTF 61 (Continued from Page One) A letter from CTF 61 to ComNOB, said, "On arrival of Task Force 61 at Guantanamo, voyage repairs were necessary to three ships of the Task Force, and a request was made on the Naval Operating Base for assistance. The repairs were made at times which caused only minor interference to scheduled operations. "The willingness and alaclity with which repairs were undertaken, the excellence of the work completed and the economy of cost for the jobs well done were stimulating, and might well set an example for the more thoroughly equipped and better known facilities in the Continental United States". "Please extend my thanks to those responsible for their capable and commendable work". The Commander of NROTC Contract Midshipmen detachment sent the following note of appreciation to Commander, Naval Operating Base. "It is desired to express the appreciation of the NROTC Contract Midshipmen and of the civilian guests of the Navy Department who are participating in the NROTC Contract Cruise, for the courtesies extended them during their recent visit to Guantanamo." "The courtesies and warm welcome extended them on their first tour of active duty have made these NROTC Midshipmen even more proud and appreciative of the U. S. Navy. The civilian guests of the Navy Department in their first association with the forces afloat and ashore outside the continental United States, have been favorably impressed with the warm hospitality with which they have been received." From C. O., USS Shannon From the Commanding of the USS Shannon came this note. "This vessel was drydocked by your command July 15-17, 1949. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation of the effiecency, cheerfulness and cooperation which characterized the entire operation." From CTF-61 From RADM A. E. Smith came this note of appreciation for recreation provided for Task Force 61. "After six weeks of strenious training, Task Force 61 arrived in Guantanamo in need of relaxation and diversion. Through your generous cooperation and that of your capable assistants our five days in port have been crowded with healthful, outdoor sports and entertainment." "Through your generous daily allocation of facilities, the officers, midshipmen and men under my command have enjoyed baseball, Sunday, 24 July 1949 CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Catholic Masses 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1745-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass -0630 Confessions before all Masses Protestant Services 0930-Sunday School at Schoolhouse 1100-Naval Base Chapel Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1930 Chaplains at this Activity CDR R.W. FAULK, USN (Protestant) LCDR Carl A. Herold, USN (Catholic) The Good Old Stork, famed for delivering babies, dropped around the hospital last week and deposited two pieces of cargo at the Dependent's Ward. The first of two aerial attacks was delivered to Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 0. Hard. "Rocky", a little boy, was born to the Hard's on the 15th, way in the very late hours of the night. Mr. Hard is Civilian Manager of the NOB ship's Service. On his second flight to the hospital, friend stork on the 16th of July paid a call on GMC & Mrs. Roy L. Ligon. On this trip, as on the first, it was a little boy. the Ligons' have named their soi, Robert Wesley Ligon. Chief Ligon is attached to the Fleet Training Group. In the first game of the season, the hospital nine, came out victors over the Fleet Training Group. Clements, pitching for the Corpsman allowed only 6 scattered hits, walked 4 but got 12 out via the strike out method. the opposition's hurler, Addison, allowed 8 hospitalman to hit safely and downed 10 via the strike out column. "Slim" Reardon hit a homer for USNH and another of the hospital team members, Bob Strine hit one out there but it went foul. Credit is due to Clements for effective pitching despite the handicap of a sore ankle. Orders came in this week for three of the older corpsmar on the staff at the hospital: Lester A. Page, HM2; Joseph F. Ruscio, HM2; and Frank Anthony, HM3. Having completed their two years of over deas shore duty these men were ordered to the U. S. S. Consolation (AH-15) for Duty. softball, tennis, swimming, shooting, bowling, golfing, hiking and picnicking." 0 Page Two THE INDIAN

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THE INDIAN Pare Three .TEEN-AGE TOPICS Carlita, Fred, and Clint in their many letters say "hi" to the gang! They all seem to be very happy in "sunny" California, but boy do we miss them! Ramona Sparks said goodby to the teen-agers and the Base for awhile when she left Tuesday for Oklahoma. Thank Heavens, she will be back for school-we shall be glad to see her again. "What a time! What a party!" could be heard from Jan, Ramona Sparks and Skiddy after the Little Theatre party last Saturday. They still look tired but they had a wonderful time. Jeaneen is rather sore from all her horseback riding when she visited in Cuba last weekend. Have fun Jeaneen? Bet you did, but we're glad you didn't stay longer. Hi Jill! Glad to have you with us again. Jill Hiers, who left us last December, will be here until August when she and Jan are going back to the States. We really wish you all were going to be here longer. What's happened to Henry Crommelin and John Cozy? why don't we see them during the jay ? It seems that the two of them got full time jobs in the Commissary soon after school let out. The teenagers are really ambitious this summer. P. S. In the chatterbox we have been asked to give an account of what has happened to all the teenagers this summer. We'll try to let you know about a few each week. Mr. Clark M. Whittemore and Miss Margaret Whittemore, fatherin-law and sister-in-law of LCDR Washburne, are having a very enjoyable visit on our beautiful base, and have been considerably impressed by the beautiful surrounding scenery, the abundance of recreational facilities available, and the outstanding beauty of the base itself. It is hoped that the remainder of their visit will continue to be as enjoyable as it has been to the present time. Mrs. Harriet L. Weatherson, Mother of LCDR Weatherson, is also enjoying her stay on the base, and she too has been much impressed by the base and its functions. It is also hoped that the remainder of her visit will be as enjoyable as it has been to the present time. The following personnel have recently reported to NSD and have been assigned to the Ship's Store Ashore for duty: MAYNARD, SA and CAMBRAY, SN. Welcome aboard. LITTLE THEATRE NOTES To follow up last week's introduction to members of the cast, we'd like to present remain ing characters of "Years Ago". The first two a re those wonder. ful, inseperable i ochums of Ruth's, Katherine (Cecil Pederson) and An na (Jeaneen Hummel). They will bring close to you all those girlhood intimacies that existed then in 1912 as they do today. Ruth, with her ambitions for a stage career, is at once tieir idol and envy. Mr. Sparrow, the "man who comes for the trunk" when Ruth finally sets out for New York, will be portrayed by Jerry Ruyf. His characterization of the homey handy-man will bring laughter to everyone's lips. u J o an Harris and "Sk idd y" I Masterson are a pair never to be forgotten as Miss Gavin, the indestructible gym teacher, and Mr. Bagley, the little man from the Y. M. C. A. who worships e ve r y athletic foot step Miss Glavin takes. It is Papa Jone s' earnest hope that his daughter R u t h will follo w in those very same footsteps. And there, of course, is where the trouble lies. "To be or not to be" a physical culture instructor. "To be or not to be" an actress. Ruth has a mind of her own, but then, so has Papa. Your tickets for the nights of August 2, 3, 4, or 5 will be sold at the Ship's Services and the Post exchange all during this coming week, starting Monday, July 25. For the mere price of thirty-five cents you'll enjoy an evening at the theatre which promises to be quite comparable to any state-side entertainment of that nature. The performance begins at 8:00 P.M. at the Little Theatre, Marine Site Three. Here we go again It seems to me I j u s t finished writing the last column. The days pass so quickly, we'll all be short timers soon, naggin' our 1st Sgt's and crying for our ship to come in .. Plans for another dance are underway. The dance is scheduled for the 29th of this month. Sooo break out the polish and start spit-shining those shoes. Wednesday, July 20th, at 0900 Pfc. Roger (Rockie) Rodriguez was seen occupying the life guard platform in full color at the Marine Swimming Pool. Cpl. Frank Dales, Pfc's Larry Rotundo, Ezio Latini, Fredrick Grant, and Norman Zych, will assume their duties according to schedule. So let's co-operate with the Life Guard when we're out there for that swim, cause they're not out there for their health. Starting today your reporter will bring you: Player Of The Week. Pfc. Robert O'Conner proved to be the player of the Week after his exhibition of all around bailplaying in Sunday's game. The Irishman was double-trouble to the VU-10 pitcher and their sluggers. Fanning five straight and totaling twelve strike-outs in all, our hurler also did his share of hitting with, three one baggers and a double, out of five tries. Nice goin' Chico .. How They're Hittin' AB H AVE O'Connor --------5 4 800 De Simone -------3 1 333 Wilson ----------6 2 333 Mc Gilbra -------6 2 333 Rotundo ---------6 2 333 Carcelli ---------4 1 250 Dales ---. ---4 0 Dukes -----------5 0 Garci -----------5 0 Ed's Note: This summary not include Thursday's game. 000 000 000 does May we proudly inform you that there are now four large, attractive, portable floor fans at the theatre for your comfort? Of course the usual soft drinks and beer will be on hand, and it is hoped that the acoustics will have been improved to everyone's satisfaction. The producer and stage crew have worked especially thrughout this production to make the audience more satisfied, and the cast has done its very best to bring you a successful comedy. Sailor: "Your eyes fascinate me -they're beautiful. I can see dew. Chick: "Take it easy, son. That ain't do-that's don't!" THE INDIAN Pacte Three

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PaSre FouraTh INDIAN At 2:3 0 NA S, Tra Grp Clash Tomorrow At 2:30 WEBSTER FANS 16 IN BEST MOUND JOB OF THE WEEK; NAS SLAMS VU-10 6-3 A fighting, never-say-die Naval Air Station team Wednesday night upset VU-10's hopes of going through the season or even the first week of the season undefeated as they came from behind to defeat the Airdales, 6-3. Johnny Werz went the route on the mound for the Air Station chalking up his first victory of the season. Werz has the distinction of never having lost a game since coming to Guantanamo. His record last year was five wins. These were all league games and there were several practice games tossed in between games. Werz scattered the twelve safeties VU-10 gathered very nicely and in the late innings pitched himself out of some bad spots. He struckout nine and did not issue a single free pass. In addition he collected two singles and scored two runs. Ernie Faile, shortstop, led NAS at bat with three hits in five trips. Jack Vienna started on the mound for VU-10 and had a nohitter going into the top of the sixth. When the Air Station batters overcame his 3-0 lead he was lifted in favor of Stever, a portsider and Slone came in to his aid in the eighth. It was the second time in as many games that VU-10 had been forced to use these same three hurlers in the course of a game. The three pitchers combined their efforts to strike out 18 NAS batters. They issued seven walks, and gave up 12 hits. The League opened Sunday before a crowd of some 500 fans who watched as VU-10 took an 8-7 (-xtra inning decision from the Marines. RADM W. K. Phillips, Base Commander, officially opened the 1949 leagu? by tossing out the first ball. After that the Ma:ines took things over. They scored one run in the top of the first inning and added a single marker in the second, third, and fourth frames, Two mcre leathernecks tallied in the seventh and the tieing run was rushed across in the ninth. VU-10 scored one in the bottom of the first, two more in the last of the fourth, three in the last of the sixth and one each in the seventh and tenth innings. Both of the teams' initial tallies were set up when the second baseman of each team bobbled the first ball sent his way. The Marines outhit the Airdales, 11-10 with Marine, pitcher Robert O'Connor collecting four for five to lead the batters for the afternoon. VU-10's shortstop Charley Hamden blasted out the league's first home run in the seventh inning when he lined one of O'Connor's offerings down the rightfield line. Jack Vienna, third VU-10 hurler to see action pitched the last inning and third and was credited with the win. Vienna whiffed one batter while O'Connor, who went the route struck out 12 men. Slone starting VU-10 hurlet fanned three and Stever, who relieved him fanned four in his brief stint on the hill. Monday Night, James Webster, Naval Station southpaw struck out 16 Air Station batsmen as his club won 10-3. The only two hits the Flyers got off the left hander the first six and a third innings were two infield scratches that Scotty Scott, Flyer first baseman beat out for hits. It was at that moment that the first real hit came as Ernie Faile, shortstop dumped a Texas leaguer into right field. R. A. Treamer, went the route for the losers and fanned nine men. Joe Stocklosa belted the league's second homerun in the late stages of the game. Jack Machtolff had made the trip around the circuit earlier when Arnsmeyer erred in fielding his double to deep left field. Tuesday night the Hospital chalked up their first win by trouncing the Training Group 13 to 5. Clements pitched the entire game for the Hospital fanning 12, walking 4 and limiting the Training Group to six scattered hits. Meantime the Hospital baseballers got to Addison, Training Group hurler for nine hits while ten wouldbe hitters struck out. Addison experienced a bit of wildness as he issued 11 walks to hospital players. Gene "Slim" Reardon tagged one of Addison's pitches for a home run in the sixth and Strine just missed a circuit smash by inches when the ball curved foul. THREE GTMO. GOLFERS MAKE 10th ND TEAM Three Guantanamo Golfers and one from Roosevelt Roads left via FltLogSuWg flight for Norfolk Tuesday and the Middle Atlantic Golf tournament. This tournament is scheduled to begin Tuesday. Representing the Tenth Naval District were Neely, Wideberg and Dutcher, all familiar names in the local golfing picture and Linkh of NAS Roosevelt Roads. Neely topped the field in the Tenth District Tournament held here last weekend by ending the 72-hole match with a 287. Wideberg turned in a flat 300 and Dutcher came up with a 312. Linkh completed the foursome with a 326. NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sunday 24 July to Saturday 30 July Sunday THE STRATTON STORY James Stewart June Allyson Monday DISASTER Richard Denning Trudy Marshall Tuesday SLIGHTLY FRENCH Dorothy Lamour Don Ameche Wednesday AFFAIRS OF A ROGUE Joan Hopkins Cecil Parker Thursday TUSCON Jimmy Lydon Penny Edwards Friday CALGHT James Mason B. Bel Geddes Saturday THE LOST TRIBE Johnny Weissmueller BOWLING LEAGUE The NAS Bowling league was recently completed and final examination of the standings found J. L. "Dusty" Austin's team out in front with 16 points to their credit. For their winning efforts all members were awarded a $5.00 book to the NAS Enlisted Men's Club. Memebers of the winning team were. J. L. Daley, C. N. Barker, A. V. Mastropoll, W E. Potts J. W. Eggebrecht, and Keegan. High average and high single line did not belong to any member of the winning team. Miller of the runner-up team, captained by "Red" Westfall, was the high average kegler with a 173. Kenneth Veach of the same team took honors for the single high line with a blazing 232. Westfall's team was one point behind Austin's winning entry. The team led by Rainey was third four points off the pace. Two teams, those of Fleming and Henson were knotted for fourth, each six points out and the Terran captained team was last, 13 points behind the winners. Another bowling league is anticipated but starting dates are not definite as the alleys are slated to be refinished before the next league begins play. This work has not begun at present but is expected to be undertaken in the near future. 3 THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-20 July 49-2b00 Page Four