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Vol. IV No. 46 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 7 January 1950


CARRIER ROOSEVELT ARRIVES TOMORROW
Destroyer Divisions 41 and 62 Arrive Thursday January 12
The aircraft carrier, Franklin D.
Roosevelt will arrive in Guantanamo tomorrow morning. This will be the first U. S. carrier in local waters since the departure of the USS
Philippine Sea in mid November.
Monday, the submarine USS
Chopper will arrive here for an 11 day stay from Key West. Also arriving Monday is the destroyer, Forest Royal which will arrive
from Pensacola.
The USS Rochester (CA-124)
will arrive here Tuesday and according to present plans is expected to leave on Friday 13,
January.
Thursday January 12, Destroyer
Divisions 41 and 62 will arrive in port. It is expected that ships of these two units Will leave Guantanamo on the following Tuesday,
17, January.
t Friday, the Whitley (AKA-91)
will arrive from Norfolk. It is expected that a large number of those who have been on Christmas leave from this Base will return aboard
this ship.
Sturday will find the USS Burdo
(APD-133) arriving here from the Naval Base at Charleston, South Carolina. The Burdo is expected to remain here until 13, January.


MONTAGUE TO VISIT
PORT-AU-PRINCE
Limited Space Available
For Base Personnel
The USS Montague (AKA-98) which arrived here yesterday is definitely scheduled to make a weekend trip to Port-au-Prince Haiti on the weekend of January 21-22 it was announced this week. There will be limited cabin and troop space available according to a dispatch received from the Commanding Officer of the Montague.
Tentatively scheduled is a trip to Santiago set for next weekend, 14-15 January, however refresher training slated for the ship may not permit the vessel to visit that Cuban port.


WANTON KILLING OF WILD LIFE PROHIBITED

Birds Contribute To Health and Comfort
All Base personnel are enjoined not to molest or destroy harmless wild life. Birds, in particular, contribute greatly to the general health and comfort, acting as scavengers, insect eaters or rodent catchers. They are vital to the control and reduction of flies and mosquitoes.
It is the responsibility of parents to properly instruct their children not to shoot any birds, including song birds, water fowl, or scavengers such as sea gulls, buzzards, hawks, etc. In this connection hunting with a rifle, pistol or trapping or snaring is forbidden on the Base. Only shotguns are permitted for hunting by Base memorandum 26-48 and then only with a hunting permit.

PERMENTER EARNS
DOCTOR'S DEGREE

Supervising Principal John A. Permenter of the NOB School has just been notified by the Registrar of Teachers College, Columbia University, that he has completed all work for the Doctor of Education degree, and that the degree was formally granted'on December 13, 1949. This is the highest professional degree that can be earned in the field of education.
Dr. Permenter, who has been supervising principal of the NOB School since September 1948, spent two calendar years in residence at Columbia University doing graduate work in 1946-47, and 1947-48. Before that date he was on active duty for four years with the U. S. Navy. He received his M. A. Degree from Columbia in 1947.

Picayune, Miss. (AFPS) - The mayor of this Mississippi town figured he was being paid too much. He asked the city board of alderman to cut his monthly salary by 33 per cent. The aldermen agreed. Now- Mayor Claiborne McDonald, Sr. draws $10 a month instead of his former salary of $15.


HERE'S THE REASON

Many of you, constant readers of The Indian, may have noticed the conspicuous absence in recent issues of certain sports and "society" articles which have appeared in the paper in the past. It is with regret that we announce that until further clarification of a recent directive issued by the Secretary of the Navy that such items will no longer appear in The Indian.
The directive, appearing in the 15 November issue of the Navy Department Bulletin tends to mark "out of bounds" on all news stories, columns and pictures considered non-military in nature. The question of using such articles and pictures was brought up by the government agency known as the General Accounting Office, (G.A.O.).
According to this latest official Navy interpretation, all material not of direct or immediate concern with the Navy's program is banned from publication. This would include such matters as "gossip" and similiar columns, editorials having no bearing on Naval affairs, news of the national sports scene and other irrelevant material.
The complete directive is printed below for the interest and information of all hands. It must be borne in mind that this is in effect the LAW governing the material which The Indian can print and sports and other stories not having a direct bearing on the Navy must because of this interpretation be eliminated unless or until the Navy Department lifts restrictions from publications of ships at sea and overseas shore stations.
The Directive
"1. The General Accounting Office has brought to the attention of the Department an instance in which a Navy newspaper financed with appropriated funds contained certain material of a non-official nature. 2. Reference (a) (Budget Bureau ltr.) states that periodicals (including newspapers) published from appropriated funds "will not contain articles solely to foster and maintain interest in a Government agency or the interest and morale of Government employees." . Reference (b) (NAVEXOS P-35) states that "Printed material shall be devoted exclusively to Navy work." Further, official funds may not be used for any purpose other than for which they were appropriated.
3. The foregoing would tend to exclude froi publication, in newspapers financed from appropriated funds, all material of
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Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg.,
Room 205,-Phone 254
Saturday, 7 January 1950
U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN
Commander
Allen Collier, JOSN --------------Editor
P. H. Teeter, LCDR --------- Staff Advisor
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 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.


YOU GIVE - THEY WALK

The child just lay there and looked up at the nurse. Sweat beaded his forehead. Those packs were hot.
Down the corridor a few doors away came the rhythmic pulse of a respirator. In another part of the hospital the click of braces could be heard, the tap of canes, the splashing of youngsters in the hydrotherapy pool.
These boys and girls from all walks of life had something in common. Infantile Paralysis. It reached out to strike them down last summer. But they are coming back . . . coming back, fighting hard, because you-and countless other good people have given them their chance.
Your contributions to the annual MARCH OF DIMES of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis made it possible.
The polio outbreaks of 1949 are now a thing of the past. That is, for those who escaped. But it is not over for some 17,000 of the more than 40,000 children and adults, stricken last summer, who still require care and treatment this year. That number does not include patients of earlier years Who still need assistance, Nor does it include the still unknown thousands who will be attacked by polio in next summer's inevitable outbreak.
A dime is not very much. Neither is a dollar. But if each of us contributes a dime or a dollar MORE than we gave before to the MARCH OF DIMES we can help that boy sweating it out under the hot packs, ve can help another youngster to breathe free of the respirator, we an,.get, other boys and girls back on their .f6e-alive and alert and looking forward in hope to health.


VU-10 OBSERVES SIXTH ANNIVERSARY
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An example of Air-Sea Rescue was demonstrated quite practically when a pilot was picked up from the Cuban salt flats. At another time, a line was passed to the "Hurricane", Recreation Sail Boat that was aground on a reef, thus enabling other vessels to pull the disabled craft into deep water.
The Senior Helicopter Officer is LT G. D. Haines, USN, who is assisted by LTJG D. E. Nash, USN, LTJG J. F. Braun, USN, and LTJG J. Mullen. These officers are crack helicopter pilots. The enlisted helicopter complement consists of eight enlisted men.
UtRon Sixteen Redesignated
On 22 September, 1945, LCDR William Dale Wilder, (Al) USNR, relieved LCDR Wright as Squadron Commander, and it was under his command that VJ-16 was redesignated VU-10, in the summer of 1946.
Subsequent Commanding Officers were: LCDR Charles Gray Strum, USN, 16 August 1946 to 16 August 1947; CDR Thomas Louis Conroy, USN, 16 August 1947, to 11 January 1949; and CDR Gordon R. Egbert, USN, who is the present Squadron Commander. LCDR J.N. Fitzgerald, USN, recently relieved LCDR G. R. Berkeley, USN, as the Squadron Executive Officer.
No Bed Of Roses
Utility Squadron work is not always routine training. Some of the situations encountered are not covered by "The Book", in fact, the experiences of several pilots and crewmen have caused many gray hairs and nightmares. For instance, on one occasion, a target drone was launched to b used for practice of the batteries of the USS Phillipine Sea, and the "flattop" promptly shot away the Drone's antennae on the second pass, divorcing the guidance of the mother plane.
After several unsuccessful attempts to regain control of the runaway drone, the chaser plane was ordered to shoot it down. The chaser was unable to mimic the fantastic gyrations of the runaway and when finally, in firing position, discovered that he was over land and due to safety precautions was unable to fire. After forty-five minutes of hair-raising dives and rolls around mountains, and over towns, it crashed into the mountains one hundred miles north of the "Philippine Sea".
Upon still another occasion, a pilot flew a routine radio controlled glider *event with interesting results. The first firing run was a port run. Upon release of the starboard glider, it turned inboard and struck the starboard engine nacelle of the JD-1, penetrating the- skin and striking the wheel Fortunately, there was no damage
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CHURCH SERVICE SUNDAY Sunday, January 8, 1950 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 1900-Vespers Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1930
Chaplains at this Activity CDR R. W. FAULK, USN
(Protestant)
LCDR Carl A. Herold, USN
(Catholic)


CHANGE IN FLAW ROUTE, SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

A new route and a new time schedule was announced for all Fleet Logistics Atlantic Wing aircraft operating between Guantanamo Bay and Patuxent River, Md. The changes went into effect 1, January.
Under the new setup planes will arrive at 1900 each Monday and Friday nights instead of 2000 as on previously scheduled flights. The planes will depart on Wednesday and Sunday mornings at 0700, laying over in Guantanamo an extra day instead of making the trip back the following day as was the custom under the old plan.
Another stop has been added on the route of all flights. Effective 1 January the weekly hops by R-4D aircraft from Jacksonville to Key West were eliminated and the R-5D aircraft used on the Gtmo. to Patuxent 'flight will now stop in Key West enroute to and from Guantanamo.
The trip down on Monday and the northbound trip on Wednesday will flagstop at Miami upon request. Requests should be addressed to the Air Logistics Coordination Center, Patuxent River, (short title: ALCORPAX), for action information to Commander, Fleet Logistics Air Wing.
Customs inspection of all northbound flights will be held upon arrival in Key West each Wednesday and Sunday.
New time schedules for the last mail collection from all Base letter boxes and deadline for mail to be turned in at the Fleet Post Office here had not been set as The Indian went to press.

(Overheard during the recent elections) :
Speaker: "Ladies and Gentlemen, my candidate is a self-made man. He started life as a barefoot boy."
Voice, in the audience: "Well, I reckon none of usi were born:with shoes on."


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LITTLE THEATRE NOTES

A regular monthly business meeting was held Tuesday night at the Little Theatre with the major topic of discussion being the forthcoming stage production, "Room Service".
The play reading committee, which includes Evelyn Perdue, chairman, Nan Burton, Betsy Lampman, A. L. Ernest, and "Dave" Davis, selected the comedy, "Room Service" as the next production with casting to begin about the middle of January.
"Room Service" should bring out some excellent talent as the comedy is built around the story of a broken down theatrical troupe looking for an "Angel" to finance their show. The entire cast, in the story, are living, strictly on the "cuff", in a hotel with the producer Who tries valiantly to keep his troupe together until a sponsoring angel can be hooked.
Twelve male characters and two female characters will constitute the cast for "Room Service" so watch for future announcements concerning casting. Even though there will only be two roles to be filled by ladies for "Room Service" there are a multitude of jobs on the production side to be filled, particularly, backstage.
The Little Theatre Group is happy to announce that the new membership cards will be ready for distribution. All persons who have been connected with The Little Theatre, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are urged to attend the next meeting or contact Nan Burton, Little Theatre Group Secretary at the earliest possible date and sign up for you new cards.
The new cards are good for life time membership unless revoked and irregardless of where you may be stationed in future years you will always be carried as a member of the Guantanamo Bay Little Theatre Group if you hold one of the new cards.
LIBRARY NOTES

The Library is receiving many fine books. Among these are-for those who, prefer the light and humorous- William Upson's "Hello, Mr. Henderson" which deals with Mr. Henderson's trials and tribulations while trying. to make good the unconditional guarantee on all the Earthworm Tractors he �ells;,and for the Whodunit fans, Van Wyck Mason presents a new Major North story, "Dardenelles Derelict"; and for the serious minded is David' Lilienthal's '"This I do Believe". This book brings a relief fro'm the hysteria in certain sections of! America and brings a fighting hope and faith to meet thbase problemi of present day life which must be met to preserve a strong America.


By PFC Earle Rice USMC
Well, here it is 1950. The happy holiday season is over and "old man '49 has bid his last farewells. '49 did a great job while he was here, but that new kid '50 claims we haven't seen anything yet. He comes to us with some fine recommendations, so, let's hope he'll deliver and make this a bigger and better year for all of us.
Each year at this time after the celebrations and festivities are through, there comes the task of sitting down and sweating out that long list of resolutions that we all make, but often find so difficult to abide by. But, this year your reporter thinks he has found a solution. I have made the following resolutions and promise to follow them faithfully for the remainder of my time in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
I resolve to-Arise every morning bright and early at 6 a.m. except Sundays and Holidays.
Stop spending money extravagantly, such as on movie admissions.
Stop straining my "peepers" on those new fangled television machines.
Give up dangerous sports such as skiing and ice hockey.
Well that's just a few, but you get the idea, don't you? Somehow, I have great confidence that this year, I at least, will be able to make good on my resolutionsWonder why!
January is due to be a very busy month here on Marine Site. A large group of men have completed their time in Cuba, and we will soon be saying good-bye to them. Congratulations, guys, for a job well done, we hate to see you leave, but your reliefs will carry on your work in the usual Marine Corps tradition, we are certain. We welcome in the new-and to the old, a fond farewell and good luck, wherever you may go.
Now, for a quick glance from under the backboard. The Post team is holding regular practice sessions, now, and despite two set-backs at the hands of the NAS and VU-10 quintets in practice scrimmages, they are rapidly rounding into form and will make a formidable opponent for any team in league competition.
In the Intra-Post basketball league, the 2nd Sect Gd Plat team, strengthened it's hold on first place, by defeating the 1st Sect Gd Plat. With but two games remaining to be played, the 2nd Sect seems to be assured of at least a tie-but, anything can happen ... and usually does when these teams compete.
Results -of games played since the last report follow:: 2nd Gd Sect .... 37 Officers- - 25 2nd Gd Sect ... 28 1st Gd Sect ... 18 Officers-S/NCO's 84' Hq Plat ------ 23


TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP

Well, it looks like we are back to work. After a two week vacation everyone looks happy and well rested.
First on the agenda this week is the Holiday Ball. It was held at The Little Theatre on Marine Site Three from 6:30 p.m. until 12:00 midnight. At 8:00 a well planned program was presented to the Student Body and its guests, who were members of the School Board, and the Faculty. Susan Maulsby sure can tap dance. If she keeps it up she'll have a good career. All those songs certainly were pleasant to listen to. I'm wondering whether the Human ChatterBox found the key to her false teeth. The NOB Band arrived at 9:00 and played until 11:30 when everyone began to get tired and look like walking ghosts.
Diane Crommelin, Elsa Heimer and John Cozy came home from school to spend the holidays with their families.
There have been two birthday parties since this column last appeared. Cecil Pederson and Kay Hollis have added another year full of fun and work to their already full lives. Happy Birthday girls!
Barbara Burke and Carolyn Maulsby spent some time in Cuba on a sugar plantation during the holidays.
What happened to all the guys and gals that were going to help decorate the helicopter for Santa Claus? We're sure glad that Holly Jackson, Carolyn Bailey, Jane Wilson, Pat Besse, Bob Lindenborn, Dick Davis, Ginger Reed and Dottie Kimball came though and they deserve a hearty well done for the swell job they did.
Thursday morning before vacation everyone in the Jr.-Sr. High School had Christmas homeroom parties.
The Ham MacLoan Company has lost $2.65. If it is found please return it to the 8th grade homeroom president George MacMichael.
In between came John Cozy's and Charlie Pitts' parties. John's party was Wednesday, Dec. 28. It was a weiner roast and hamburger fry. Some very wonderful and fascinating games were played and enjoyed by all, with prizes going to the lucky winners. Kay Hollis and Shirley Morris took first prize in the Scavenger hunt. Could this be because Shirley's house was right next door? Seriously though, let's see if these two come out on top next time. The numbers game found Shirley and Ramona Sparks in a tie for first giving tough competition to the others. Kick-the-can made an instant hit with the gang but the sore toes the morning after didn't.
There hasn't been much news floating around about Charlie's Party which was held last Saturday evening.


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OFFICERS BOWLING
LEAGUE

As the final week of competition in the Base officer's bowling league approaches, the NSD and NAS keglers have cinched the championships of their respective leagues. The civilians aren't letting any of the Navy arm get off the top rungs in the league statistics with the exception of Thomas, a recent "ringer" now bowling with the Naval Air Station team, who has really been spilling the maple. Had it not been for some "impossible splits", Thomas might have led the league in all individual spots.
The Naval Air Station's Lou Serig can't quite make up his mind if that 241 game came up by the acquisition of a new ball, or the fact that his wife threatened to hit him over the head with it, if he didn't come up to the form he displayed in recent years. , The entire officer members of the league wish to thank Mr. Hearne, Mr. Cannon, the manager of the bowling alleys and the pin boys for their complete cooperation during the season.
The standings published below are official as of Tuesday morning 5, January 1950.


Individual Average (155 or Name Games
Ziz ----------------24
Thomas (NAS) ---- 5 Badger -------------21
Serig --------------26
Wesson ------------23
Wray -------------18
Herold -------------11
Wideberg (NAS) --- 21 Bonatta ------------21


Over) Ave. 171 168 167 161 157 157 157 155 155


High team three games, NSD
(A) 2495; Team high single game, NSD (A) 879; Individual high single game, Serig 241; Individual high three games, Badger 579.
American League
Team W L Pins Pts. NSD -------- 22 2 7 29
NOB -------- 15 12 7 22
Hosp-Dental - 13 14 5 18 FTG -------- 11 13 2 12
Marines ----- 9 15 3 12 VU-10 -------5 16 1 6
VU-10-Marine game postponed.
NSD (A)-VU-10 postponed.
Hosp-Dental.-FTG postponed.
National League
Team W L Pins Pts. NAS -------- 24 3 9 33
NavSta ----- 19 8 6 25 FTG -------- 15 15 6 21
NSD -------- 10 14 2 12
Hosp-Dental - 6 21 2 8 VU-10 -------7 20 2 9
NAS-NSD postponed.
NSD-Hosp-Dental postponed.


HOSPITAL NOTES

Nursery News: Donna Eileen Werz born 30 December 1949 to AM2 and Mrs. J. G. Werz.
CWO R. H. Slack reported for duty last Monday and will relieve CWO T. F. Brannon as Commissary Officer. Welcome aboard Mr. Slack, we hope you will enjoy your tour of duty in Gtmo.
On Thursday the hospital was inspected by CAPT D. H. Vance, MC, Ret. of the Shore Establishment Survey Board, and by CDR L.W. Reeder, CEC, USN.
The hospital basketball team is still going strong, and is anxious and willing to take on all comers. When the regular league play starts, the highly touted VU-10 outfit is going to have some keen competion; Dr. Annon has worked the boys hard and made them into a combination that is hard to beat.
Mrs. Ethel Spence, Fiscal Clerk in the Finance Section for several years, has submitted her resignation. She'll be greatly missed around here.

1950 CAGE SEASON MAY OPEN 16 JANUARY

As The Indian went to press this week the exact date of the start had not been decided on however it was thought by Recreation officials that the season's play would begin Monday night 16, January on the Fleet Recreation lighted basketball court.
A meeting scheduled to have been held yesterday afternoon was to draw up final and more complete plans, as to schedules, number of teams participating and other data. The number of teams in this years league is unknown at present however it is expected that the same seven teams which made up last years league would again compete for the Base title currently held by Utility Squadron Ten. In pre-season exhibition matches the defending champions, the Naval Hospital, NAS and Marine Quintets have appeared to be the strongest squads on the Base. The Naval Station entry has not yet actually played an official exhibition game and their strength is unknown.

SPORTIN' AROUND

QUESTIONS
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2. What are the periods of play in a polo game called?
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to the wheel, however, the glider wing came too close to the brake hydraulic line for comfort.
After striking the plane, the gilder was momentarily out of control, however, shortly afterwards it responded normally and a succesful run was accomplished.
Another close call ocurred at Leeward Point landing strip directly across the Bay from McCalla Field, when J.W. Shearin, AD1
(AP), USN, made a crash landing. Shearin made a normal approach for a landing, but at the instant the wheels hit the deck he felt a give on one side. He immediately gave the plane the gun and remained aloft for over four hours working feverishly all the while, trying to get both wheels locked down. Eventually, Shearin had to crash land the craft, and he did a beautiful job without injury to himself or any member of his crew. There Is A Humorous Side, Too There have been many humorous incidents to brighten the every-day utility work of VU-10.
There is the time that LT B. R. Drum, USN, was flying a tow-hop for the USS Leyte and bursts were puffing up ahead of the plane. After a while, LT Drum radioed the ship, "I wish to remind you, I am pulling this target, not pushing it!"
And, there is the time that LT R. Sullivan, USN, pilot, and LT K. L. Jones, USN, were flying a NOLO for a certain "flat-top, but the ship was having considerable difficulty in finding the range on the drone, and requested the plane commander to fly the craft closer to the carrier. Still the firing missed its target. After repeatedly sending the drone closer, and closer, LT Sullivan finally came out with the radio message thatis the gem of all Utility Squadron "squelches"
-"Hold your fire and clear the flight deck! I will now land the drone aboard your ship so you can beat it to death with swabs!"
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HERE'S THE REASON
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the nature described. Such material would include information, not of direct and immediate concern to the activity serviced by the newspaper, news of sporting contests not connected with the Navy, "gossip" and similiar columns consisting of personal items concerning employees in other than their official capacity, editorials not having, a direct bearing on naval affairs, and all other material which cannot be construed as being necessary in the transaction of the business which the law requires the Navy to perform.
4. It is important that all material in the categories described above be eliminated from Navy ship and station newspapers published in whole or in part from appropriated funds. Failure to take such action could bring about a refusal on the part of the Comptroller General to certify payment in cases to which exception is taken.
By Direction of the Secretary of the Navy:
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Vol. IV No. 46 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 7 January 1950 CARRIER ROOSEVELT ARRIVES TOMORROW Destroyer Divisions 41 and 62 Arrive Thursday January 12 The aircraft carrier, Franklin D. Roosevelt will arrive in Guantanamo tomorrow morning. This will be the first U. S. carrier in local waters since the departure of the USS Philippine Sea in mid November. Monday, the submarine USS Chopper will arrive here for an 11 day stay from Key West. Also arriving Monday is the destroyer, Forest Royal which will arrive from Pensacola. The USS Rochester (CA-124) will arrive here Tuesday and according to present plans is expected to leave on Friday 13, January. Thursday January 12, Destroyer Divisions 41 and 62 will arrive in port. It is expected that ships of these two units will leave Guantanamo on the following Tuesday, 17, January. Friday, the Whitley (AKA-91) will arrive from Norfolk. It is expected that a large number of those who have been on Christmas leave from this Base will return aboard this ship. Sturday will find the USS Burdo (APD-133) arriving here from the Naval Base at Charleston, South Carolina. The Burdo is expected to remain here until 13, January. MONTAGUE TO VISIT PORT-AU-PRINCE Limited Space Available For Base Personnel The USS Montague (AKA-98) which arrived here yesterday is definitely scheduled to make a weekend trip to Port-au-Prince Haiti on the weekend of January 21-22 it was announced this week. There will be limited cabin and troop space available according to a dispatch received from the Commanding Officer of the Montague. Tentatively scheduled is a trip to Santiago set for next weekend, 14-15 January, however refresher training slated for the ship may not permit the vessel to visit that Cuban port. WANTON KILLING OF WILD LIFE PROHIBITED Birds Contribute To Health and Comfort All Base personnel are enjoined not to molest or destroy harmless wild life. Birds, in particular, contribute greatly to the general health and comfort, acting as scavengers, insect eaters or rodent catchers. They are vital to the control and reduction of flies and mosquitoes. It is the responsibility of parents to properly instruct their children not to shoot any birds, including song birds, water fowl, or scavengers such as sea gulls, buzzards, hawks, etc. In this connection hunting with a rifle, pistol or trapping or snaring is forbidden on the Base. Only shotguns are permitted for hunting by Base memorandum 26-48 and then only with a hunting permit. PERMENTER EARNS DOCTOR'S DEGREE Supervising Principal John A. Permenter of the NOB School has just been notified by the Registrar of Teachers College, Columbia University, that he has completed all work for the Doctor of Education degree, and that the degree was formally granted on December 13, 1949. This is the highest professional degree that can be earned in the field of education. Dr. Permenter, who has been supervising principal of the NOB School since September 1948, spent two calendar years in residence at Columbia University doing graduate work in 1946-47, and 1947-48. Before that date he was on active duty for four years with the U. S. Navy. He received his M. A. Degree from Columbia in 1947. Picayune, Miss. (AFPS) -The mayor of this Mississippi town figured he was being paid too much. He asked the city board of alderman to cut his monthly salary by 33 per cent. The aldermen agreed. Now Mayor Claiborne McDonald, Sr. draws $10 a month instead of his former salary of $15. HERE'S THE REASON Many of you, constant readers of The Indian, may have noticed the conspicuous absence in recent issues of certain sports and "society" articles which have appeared in the paper in the past. It is with regret that we announce that until further clarification of a recent directive issued by the Secretary of the Navy that such items will no longer appear in The Indian. The directive, appearing in the 15 November issue of the Navy Department Bulletin tends to mark "out of bounds" on all news stories, columns and pictures considered non-military in nature. The question of using such articles and pictures was brought up by the government agency known as the General Accounting Office, (G.A.O.). According to this latest official Navy interpretation, all material not of direct or immediate concern with the Navy's program is banned from publication. This would include such matters as "gossip" and similiar columns, editorials having no bearing on Naval affairs, news of the national sports scene and other irrelevant material. The complete directive is printed below for the interest and information of all hands. It must be borne in mind that this is in effect the LAW governing the material which The Indian can print and sports and other stories not having a direct bearing on the Navy must because of this interpretation be eliminated unless or until the Navy Department lifts restrictions from publications of ships at sea and overseas shore stations. The Directive "1. The General Accounting Office has brought to the attention of the Department an instance in which a Navy newspaper financed with appropriated funds contained certain material of a non-official nature. 2. Reference (a) (Budget Bureau ltr.) states that periodicals (including newspapers) published from appropriated funds "will not contain articles solely to foster and maintain interest in a Government agency or the interest and morale of Government employees." Reference (b) (NAVEXOS P-35) states that "Printed material shall be devoted exclusively to Navy work." Further, official funds may not be used for any purpose other than for which they were appropriated. 3. The foregoing would tend to exclude from publication, in newspapers financed from appropriated funds, all material of (Continued on Page Four)

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Pare Two THE INDiAN Saturday, 7 January 1950 Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg., Room 205.-Phone 254 Saturday, 7 January 1950 U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN Commander Allen Collier, JOSN-------------Editor P. H. Teeter, LCDR_ Staff Advisor 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 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. YOU GIVE -THEY WALK The child just lay there and looked up at the nurse. Sweat beaded his forehead. Those packs were hot. Down the corridor a few doors away came the rhythmic pulse of a respirator. In another part of the hospital the click of braces could be heard, the tap of canes, the splashing of youngsters in the hydrotherapy pool. These boys and girls from all walks of life had something in common. Infantile Paralysis. It reached out to strike them down last summer. But they are coming back ...coming back, fighting hard, because you-and countless other good people have given them their chance. Your contributions to the annual MARCH OF DIMES of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis made it possible. The polio outbreaks of 1949 are now a thing of the past. That is, for those who escaped. But it is not over for some 17,000 of the more than 40,000 children and adults stricken last summer, who still require care and treatment this year. That number does not include patients of earlier years who still need assistance. Nor does it include the still unknown thousands who will be. attacked by polio in next summer's inevitable outbreak. A dime is not very much. Neither is a dollar. But if each of us contributes a dime or a dollar MORE than we gave before to the MARCH OF DIMES we can help that boy sweating it out under the hot packs, we can help another youngster to breathe free of the respirator, we Gan get other boys and girls back on their feet-alive and alert and looking forward in hope to health. VU-10 OBSERVES SIXTH ANNIVERSARY (Continuation) An example of Air-Sea Rescue was demonstrated quite practically when a pilot was picked up from the Cuban salt flats. At another time, a line was passed to the "Hurricane", Recreation Sail Boat that was aground on a reef, thus enabling other vessels to pull the disabled craft into deep water. The Senior Helicopter Officer is LT G. D. Haines, USN, who is assisted by LTJG D. E. Nash, USN, LTJG J. F. Braun, USN, and LTJG J. Mullen. These officers are crack helicopter pilots. The enlisted helicopter complement consists of eight enlisted men. UtRon Sixteen Redesignated On 22 September, 1945, LCDR William Dale Wilder, (Al) USNR, relieved LCDR Wright as Squadron Commander, and it was under his command that VJ-16 was redesignated VU-10, in the summer of 1946. Subsequent Commanding Officers were: LCDR Charles Gray Strum, USN, 16 August 1946 to 16 August 1947; CDR Thomas Louis Conroy, USN, 16 August 1947, to 11 January 1949; and CDR Gordon R. Egbert, USN, who is the present Squadron Commander. LCDR J. N. Fitzgerald, USN, recently relieved LCDR G. R. Berkeley, USN, as the Squadron Executive Officer. No Bed Of Roses Utility Squadron work is not always routine training. Some of the situations encountered are not covered by "The Book", in fact, the experiences of several pilots and crewmen have caused many gray hairs and nightmares. For instance, on one occasion, a target drone was launched to be used for practice of the batteries of the USS Phillipine Sea, and the "flattop" promptly shot away the Drone's antennae on the second pass, divorcing the guidance of the mother plane. After several unsuccessful attempts to regain control of the runaway drone, the chaser plane was ordered to shoot it down. The chaser was unable to mimic the fantastic gyrations of the runaway and when finally, in firing position, discovered that he was over land and due to safety precautions was unable to fire. After forty-five minutes of hair-raising dives and rolls around mountains, and over towns, it crashed into the mountains one hundred miles north of the "Philippine Sea". Upon still another occasion, a pilot flew a routine radio controlled glider event with interesting results. The first firing run was a port run. Upon release of the starboard glider, it turned inboard and struck the starboard engine nacelle of the JD-1, penetrating the skin and striking the wheeL Fortunately, there was no damage (Continued on Page Four) CHURCH SERVICE SUNDAY Sunday, January 8, 1950 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 1900-Vespers Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1930 Chaplains at this Activity CDR R. W. FAULK, USN (Protestant) LCDR Carl A. Herold, USN (Catholic) CHANGE IN FLAW ROUTE, SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED A new route and a new time schedule was announced for all Fleet Logistics Atlantic Wing aircraft operating between Guantanamo Bay and Patuxent River, Md. The changes went into effect 1, January. Under the new setup planes will arrive at 1900 each Monday and Friday nights instead of 2000 as on previously scheduled flights. The planes will depart on Wednesday and Sunday mornings at 0700, laying over in Guantanamo an extra day instead of making the trip back the following day as was the custom under the old plan. Another stop has been added on the route of all flights. Effective 1 January the weekly hops by R-4D aircraft from Jacksonville to Key West were eliminated and the R-5D aircraft used on the Gtmo. to Patuxent flight will now stop in Key West enroute to and from Guantanamo. The trip down on Monday and the northbound trip on Wednesday will flagstop at Miami upon request. Requests should be addressed to the Air Logistics Coordination Center, Patuxent River, (short title: ALCORPAX), for action information to Commander, Fleet Logistics Air Wing. Customs inspection of all northbound flights will be held upon arrival in Key West each Wednesday and Sunday. New time schedules for the last mail collection from all Base letter boxes and deadline for mail to be turned in at the Fleet Post Office here had not been set as The Indian went to press. (Overheard during the recent elections): Speaker: "Ladies and Gentlemen, my candidate is a self-made man. He started life as a barefoot boy." Voice in the audience: "Well, I reckon none of us were born with shoes on." I f Page Two THE IND1AN Saturday, 7 Januarv 1950

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Saturday, 7 January 1950 THE INDIAN Pare Three LITTLE THEATRE NOTES A regular monthly business meeting was held Tuesday night at the Little Theatre with the major topic of discussion being the forthcoming stage production, "Room Service". The play reading committee, which includes Evelyn Perdue, chairman, Nan Burton, Betsy Lampman, A. L. Ernest, and "Dave" Davis, selected the comedy, "Room Service" as the next production with casting to begin about the middle of January. "Room Service" should bring out some excellent talent as the comedy is built around the story of a broken down theatrical troupe looking for an "Angel" to finance their show. The entire cast, in the story, are living, strictly on the "cuff", in a hotel with the producer who tries valiantly to keep his troupe together until a sponsoring angel can be hooked. Twelve male characters and two female characters will constitute the cast for "Room Service" so watch for future announcements concerning casting. Even though there will only be two roles to be filled by ladies for "Room Service" there are a multitude of jobs on the production side to be filled, particularly, backstage. The Little Theatre Group is happy to announce that the new membership cards will be ready for distribution. All persons who have been connected with The Little Theatre, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are urged to attend the next meeting or contact Nan Burton, Little Theatre Group Secretary at the earliest possible date and sign up for you new cards. The new cards are good for life time membership unless revoked and irregardless of where you may be stationed in future years you will always be carried as a member of the Guantanamo Bay Little Theatre Group if you hold one of the new cards. LIBRARY NOTES The Library is receiving many fine books. Among these are-for those who. prefer the .light and humorousWilliam Upson's "Hello, Mr. Henderson" which deals with Mr. Henderson's trials and tribulations while trying to make good the unconditional guarantee on all the Earthworm Tractors he sells; and for the Whodunit fans, Van Wyck Mason presents a new Major North story, "Dardenelles Derelict and for the serious minded is David Lilienthal's "'This I do Believe". This book brings a relief from the hysteria in certain seetions of America and brings a fighting hope and faith to meet those problems of present day life which must be met to preserve a strong America. By PFC Earle Rice USMC Well, here it is 1950. The happy holiday season is over and "old man '49 has bid his last farewells. '49 did a great job while he was here, but that new kid '50 claims we haven't seen anything yet. He comes to us with some fine recommendations, so, let's hope he'll deliver and make this a bigger and better year for all of us. Each year at this time after the celebrations and festivities are through, there comes the task of sitting down and sweating out that long list of resolutions that we all make, but often find so difficult to abide by. But, this year your reporter thinks he has found a solution. I have made the following resolutions and promise to follow them faithfully for the remainder of my time in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I resolve to-Arise every morning bright and early at 6 a.m. except Sundays and Holidays. Stop spending money extravagantly, such as on movie admissions. Stop straining my "peepers" on those new fangled television machines. Give up dangerous sports such as skiing and ice hockey. Well that's just a few, but you get the idea, don't you? Somehow, I have great confidence that this year, I at least, will be able to make good on my resolutionsWonder why! January is due to be a very busy month here on Marine Site. A large group of men have completed their time in Cuba, and we will soon be saying good-bye to them. Congratulations, guys, for a job well done, we hate to see you leave, but your reliefs will carry on your work in the usual Marine Corps tradition, we are certain. We welcome in the new-and to the old, a fond farewell and good luck, wherever you may go. Now, for a quick glance from under the backboard. The Post team is holding regular practice sessions, now, and despite two set-backs at the hands of the NAS and VU-10 quintets in practice scrimmages, they are rapidly rounding into form and will make a formidable opponent for any team in league competition. In the Intra-Post basketball league, the 2nd Sect Gd Plat team, strengthened it's hold on first place, by defeating the 1st Sect Gd Plat. With but two games remaining to be played, the 2nd Sect seems to be assured of at least a tie-but, anything can happen .and usually does when these teams compete. Results of games played. since the last report follow: 2nd Gd .Sect-_ 37 Officers -------25 2nd Gd Sect--. 28 1st Gd Sect.18 Officers-S/NCO's 34 Hq Plat----.--23 TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP Well, it looks like we are back to work. After a two week vacation everyone looks happy and well rested. First on the agenda this week is the Holiday Ball. It was held at The Little Theatre on Marine Site Three from 6:30 p.m. until 12:00 midnight. At 8:00 a well planned program was presented to the Student Body and its guests, who were members of the School Board, and the Faculty. Susan Maulsby sure can tap dance. If she keeps it up she'll have a good career. All those songs certainly were pleasant to listen to. I'm wondering whether the Human ChatterBox found the key to her false teeth. The NOB Band arrived at 9:00 and played until 11:30 when everyone began to get tired and look like walking ghosts. Diane Crommelin, Elsa Heimer and John Cozy came home from school to spend the holidays with their families. There have been two birthday parties since this column last appeared. Cecil Pederson and Kay Hollis have added another year full of fun and work to their already full lives. Happy Birthday girls! Barbara Burke and Carolyn Maulsby spent some time in Cuba on a sugar plantation during the holidays. What happened to all the guys and gals that were going to help decorate the helicopter for Santa Claus? We're sure glad that Holly Jackson, Carolyn Bailey, Jane Wilson, Pat Besse, Bob Lindenborn, Dick Davis, Ginger Reed and Dottie Kimball came though and they deserve a hearty well done for the swell job they did. Thursday morning before vacation everyone in the Jr.-Sr. High School had Christmas homeroom parties. The Ham MacLoan Company has lost $2.65. If it is found please return it to the 8th grade homeroom president George MacMichael. In between came John Cozy's and Charlie Pitts' parties. John's party was Wednesday, Dec. 28. It was a weiner roast and hamburger fry. Some very wonderful and fascinating games were played and enjoyed by all, with prizes going to the lucky winners. Kay Hollis and Shirley Morris took first prize in the Scavenger hunt. Could this be because Shirley's house was right next door? Seriously though, let's see if these two come out on top next time. The numbers game found Shirley and Ramona Sparks in a tie for first giving tough competition to the others. Kick-the-can made an instant hit with the gang but the sore toes the morning after didn't. There hasn't been much news floating around about Charlie's Party which was held last Saturday evening. Saturday, 7 Januarv 1950 THE INDIAN Pare Three

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Saturday. 7 January 1950 OFFICERS BOWLING LEAGUE As the final week of competition in the Base officer's bowling league approaches, the NSD and NAS keglers have cinched the championships of their respective leagues. The civilians aren't letting any of the Navy arm get off the top rungs in the league statistics with the exception of Thomas, a recent "ringer" now bowling with the Naval Air Station team, who has really been spilling the maple. Had it not been for some "impossible splits", Thomas might have led the league in all individual spots. The Naval Air Station's Lou Serig can't quite make up his mind if that 241 game came up by the acquisition of a new bail, or the fact that his wife threatened to hit him over the head with it, if he didn't come up to the form he displayed in recent years. The entire officer members of the league wish to thank Mr. Hearne, Mr. Cannon, the manager of the bowling alleys and the pin boys for their complete cooperation during the season. The standings published below are official as of Tuesday morning 5, January 1950. Individual Average (155 or Name Games Ziz ---------------24 Thomas (NAS) 5 Badger ------------21 Serig --------------26 Wesson ------------23 Wray -------------18 Herold -------------11 Wideberg (NAS) 21 Bonatta ------------21 Over) Ave. 171 168 167 161 157 157 157 155 155 High team three games, NSD (A) 2495; Team high single game, NSD (A) 879; Individual high single game, Serig 241; Individual high three games, Badger 579. American League Team W L Pins Pts. NSD --------22 2 7 29 NOB --------15 12 7 22 Hosp-Dental 13 14 5 18 FTG --------11 13 2 12 Marines ------9 15 3 12 VU-10 -------5 16 1 6 VU-10-Marine game postponed. NSD (A)-VU-10 postponed. Hosp-Dental.-FTG postponed. National League Team W L Pins Pts. NAS -------24 3 9 33 NavSta 19 8 6 25 FTG --------15 15 6 21 NSD --------10 14 2 12 Hosp-Dental 6 21 2 8 VU-10 -------7 20 2 9 NAS-NSD postponed. NSD-Hosp-Dental postponed. HOSPITAL NOTES Nursery News: Donna Eileen Werz born 30 December 1949 to AM2 and Mrs. J. G. Werz. CWO R. H. Slack reported for duty last Monday and will relieve CWO T. F. Brannon as Commissary Officer. Welcome aboard Mr. Slack, we hope you will enjoy your tour of duty in Gtmo. On Thursday the hospital was inspected by CAPT D. H. Vance, MC, Ret. of the Shore Establishment Survey Board, and by CDR L. W. Reeder, CEC, USN. The hospital basketball team is still going strong, and is anxious and willing to take on all comers. When the regular league play starts, the highly touted VU-10 outfit is going to have some keen competion; Dr. Annon has worked the boys hard and made them into a combination that is hard to beat. Mrs. Ethel Spence, Fiscal Clerk in the Finance Section for several years, has submitted her resignation. She'll be greatly missed around here. 1950 CAGE SEASON MAY OPEN 16 JANUARY As The Indian went to press this week the exact date of the start had not been decided on however it was thought by Recreation officials that the season's play would begin Monday night 16, January on the Fleet Recreation lighted basketball court. A meeting scheduled to have been held yesterday afternoon was to draw up final and more complete plans, as to schedules, number of teams participating and other data. The number of teams in this years league is unknown at present however it is expected that the same seven teams which made up last years league would again compete for the Base title currently held by Utility Squadron Ten. In pre-season exhibition matches the defending champions, the Naval Hospital, NAS and Marine Quintets have appeared to be the strongest squads on the Base. The Naval Station entry has not yet actually played an official exhibition game and their strength is unknown. SPORTIN' AROUND QUESTIONS 1. How many touchdowns do you think Blanchard and Davis accounted for together during their three years on the Army team? 2. What are the periods of play in a polo game called? "saa ntl9 *gi *68 Jo 10W lllUtflAO Ue a01 S Pill PaetpoUel BIlAX Geld jo s.ITB& aaal sill 2ut.rnp sumopranoi Tr, pa.oe s SAeIO .T SZIHAXSNV VU-10 OBSERVES SIXTH ANNIVERSARY (Continued from Page Three) to the wheel, however, the glider wing came too close to the brake hydraulic line for comfort. After striking the plane, the gilder was momentarily out of control, however, shortly afterwards it responded normally and a succesful run was accomplished. Another close call ocurred at Leeward Point landing strip directly across the Bay from McCalla Field, when J. W. Shearin, AD1 (AP), USN, made a crash landing. Shearin made a normal approach for a landing, but at the instant the wheels hit the deck he felt a give on one side. He immediately gave the plane the gun and remained aloft for over four hours working feverishly all the while, trying to get both wheels locked down. Eventually, Shearin had to crash land the craft, and he did a beautiful job without injury to himself or any member of his crew. There Is A Humorous Side, Too There have been many humorous incidents to brighten the every-day utility work of VU-10. There is the time that LT B. R. Drum, USN, was flying a tow-hop for the USS Leyte and bursts were puffing up ahead of the plane. After a while, LT Drum radioed the ship, "I wish to remind you, I am pulling this target, not pushing it!" And, there is the time that LT R. Sullivan, USN, pilot, and LT K. L. Jones, USN, were flying a NOLO for a certain "flat-top, but the ship was having considerable difficulty in finding the range on the drone, and requested the plane commander to fly the craft closer to the carrier. Still the firing missed its target. After repeatedly sending the drone closer, and closer, LT Sullivan finally came out with the radio message that,is the gem of all Utility Squadron "squelches" -"Hold your fire and clear the flight deck! I will now land the drone aboard your ship so you can beat it to death with swabs!" (Ed. note: Continued next week) HERE'S THE REASON (Continued from Page One) the nature described. Such material would include information, not of direct and immediate concern to the activity serviced by the newspaper, news of sporting contests not connected with the Navy, "gossip" and similiar columns consisting of personal items concerning employees in other than their official capacity, editorials not having a direct bearing on naval affairs, and all other material which cannot be construed as being necessary in the transaction of the business which the law requires the Navy to perform. 4. It is important that all material in the categories described above be eliminated from Navy ship and station newspapers published in whole or in part from appropriated funds. Failure to take such action could bring about a refusal on the part of the Comptroller General to certify payment in cases to which exception is taken. By Direction of the Secretary of the Navy: -EXOS (AO) J. S. Davitt." S S Saturday 7 January 1 0 THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-5 .Jan 50-2500


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