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Vol. IV No. 47 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 14 January 1950


IMPROVEMENTS MADE ON LEEWARD .POINT FIELD

New Barracks Now Being Erected
A visit to the Leeward Point Field detachment of the Naval Air Station this week by your editor found things moving along at approximately the same pace as here on mainside. Apart from the daily routine of the men stationed on the outpost across the Bay from McCalla Field was the work going on to improve the appearance, working efficiency and recreational interests for the personnel of Leeward Point.
Some months ago before the writer inherited the editorship of this paper he made his initial trip to Leeward Point and was glad to get back on mainside away from the dirt and dust of what seemed then to be a forgotten outpost. In the year which has passed since that time the place has taken on a "new look". A wide and smooth road has been graded and asphalted from the docks up the hill and past the hangar to the last row of quonset huts beyond.
Personnel now live in small frame buildings, known as "Dallas Huts" but soon will have a new barracks, for not too far from the hangar a new barracks is going up and completion of this project is anticipated within the next two months.
Movie Lyceum Improvements
The Movie Lyceum came in for its share of improvements as the area around the lyceum has been asphalted and new accomodations for showing 16mm film have been made.
From the Recreational point of view there is none of the variet, that can be found here on mainside but steps are being taken to enlarge and improve the recreational set-up for Leeward Point personnel. They now have one volleyball court and hope to have another in operation soon. There is also a "portable" basketball court that can be used and a softball field. No finished product, this latter project but improvements will probably be made in the future. In addition plans are now under(Continued on Page Four)


WHITLEY SLATED TO
ARRIVE MONDAY

FDR Which Is Operating In This
Area May Visit This Weekend

The Whitley (AKA-91) is scheduled to arrive in Guantanamo Bay from Norfolk sometime Monday. She will remain here until sometime early in February.
Erroneously reported to be in port last week, the Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42) may visit Guantanamo Bay this weekend. Word has been received that she is now in this area on operations but at press time there had been no definite word from the ship one way or the other.
Meanwhile, the Bay area has become fairly will covered with ships. Since Repair Piers 1 and 2 have been condemmed no vessels may tie up alongside those piers and the ships which would ordinarily berth there are now being anchored out in the stream. The AFDL-47 started this early this week, she moved out into berth "D" in the Bay. Repair work on the piers however is not expected to start until about May according to latest word received from CDR L. M. Davis, Jr., Base Public Works Officer. In addition to the AFDL-47, the Montague (AKA-98) and the seaplane tender Greenwich Bay, along with several destroyers and other small ships and the 9 PBM aircraft of VP-49, now tender based, occupy most of the Bay area.

SEA PLANE SQUADRON HERE FOR TRAINING

VP-49 based in Norfolk, Va., is in Guantanamo at present on training flights. Until Thursday they were shore based on the NAS seaplane ramp when they moved out into the bay and became tender based. The Greenwich Bay is the servicing tender. It is expected that VP-34, also a PBM squadron is expected to arrive in Guantanamo for tender based operations on January 23. The Greenwich Bay will again provide the tender services.


CAPT H. 0. PARISH IS NEW CHIEF OF STAFF


Captain Herman 0. Parish, USN officially assumed the duties as Chief of Staff of the Naval Operating Base, Gunatanamo Bay on Thursday of this week, relieving Captain Henry Crommelin who now moves into the capacity of the C. 0. of Naval Station. Captain Crommelin had held both jobs since the departure in September of CAPT E. A. Taylor, former C. 0. NavSta.
Captain Parish comes to Guantanamo after serving as Commander, Destroyer Squadron Ten and additional duty as Commander DesDi, 101.
Captain Parish was born in Savannah and after graduating from High School there, he attended Georgia Tech before going to the Naval Academy in 1921. In 1926 shortly after being graduated from the Academy he made his first visit to Guantanamo Bay. At that time he was on the staff of ComDesLant.
When war broke out Captain Parish was skipper of the destroyer Gilmer and in 1943 moved over to take over the John Rodgers (DD574). He saw action in ten engagements in the Pacific during the war and participated in the attack on Okinawa.
Captain Parish will be joined by his wife and daughter 21, and son 7. Another son 19 years old is a plebe at the Naval Academy.

LIBRARY NOTES

Sholem Asch has completed, with "Mary", one of the great works of modern literature. Begun in "The Nazarene" and "The Apostle", this story of the birth of Christianity and the development of the Christian faith reaches its climax in "Mary". This is the simple story of a mother's love for her son and the great story of the Mother of our Savior. Reading it helps us to understand the deep root of the Christian story in the Jewish tradition, the ancient hope for the Messiah as foretold by the prophets.








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Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg.,
Room 205-Phone 254
Saturday, 14 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-86 (Rev) 1946.
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.


VU-10 OBSERVES SIXTH
ANNIVERSARY
(Continuation)
And There Are Other Pastimes Beach parties and dances are conducted regularly for the officers and enlisted men.
The last dance was held in November at the Pavilion, Marine Site Two, NOB Guantanamo Bay. Gay and beautiful senoritas from Guantanamo's USO were invited as hostesses, a buffet lunch was served at intermission, and music was furnished by the Naval Operating Base Band. In addition to Squadron dances beach parties are conducted approximately e v e r y three months.
Athletics play a major role in recreation for Utility Squadron Ten's officers and men. The squadron officer's bowling team won the 1948 Base championship bowling trophy, however, this year they are not doing so well.
The squadron produced a Base championship basketball team in 1947 and again in 1949, and with an eye toward the 1950 championship which will be the fourth in five years, squad members are keeping in trim by constant practice in their leisure time.
There are three softball teams within the squadron, namely, the Officer's and CPO's Teams, and the Bluejacket's Team. All three teams are in competition in the current Base Softball League Series.
Champions have also been produced by the squadron in golfing, with the outstanding golfer of the squadron being J. C. MacDonald, ADC, USN, who won the InterService Golf Tournament in 1947, and placed eighth in the InterService Tournament this year.


SITTING AND THINKING
By ComScutButLant
Hope you noticed that ComScutButLant missed The Indian last week-and we hope that you missed us. We had a lulu of an alibi ready and just as we are ready to spring it we were reminded that it might be superflluous. "You know", said our informant, "it is possible that no one cares". So, instead of the alibi we will tell the truth-we were using the other end.
Practically everything is provided with two ends: a story, a length of line, a road and man are equipped with dual termini. In the case of man the ends are placed far enough apart to allow him to use them both at the same time-but does he? Not always. One of these ends is fortunately shaped to conform to the general outline of most chairs and frequently carries its own upholstery. The other end is designed for the more complex task of thinking and what a pity we don't use it more.
Thinking is a stimulating activity which comes more readily with practice. Our every voluntary muscular action is the result of thought. We may occasionally be guilty of irrational thoughts which give rise to unwise actions but that alone should not condemn thinking as art Our athletically inclined contemporaries pursue a golf ball for hours while the little woman is home trying to take care of Junior and keep Pop's supper warm. He says that he does this to keep himself physically fit and we are all for it. Keeping mentally fit is certainly just as important but not near enough of us really work at that.
It is not entirely coincidental that the guys at the top of the heap are the ones who can and do exercise the old grey matter. The leaders in science, politics and industry are the ones capable of the most lucid cerebration. Our leaders and teachers recognize the value of clear thinking and prize it as an asset of the first magnitude. Cash in on the latent possibilities of that mass situated at the northern extremity of your spinal column. There is not much you can do to improve your upper end insofar as its ornamental value is concerned but there is plenty that can be done to increase its utilitarian value.

VU-10 NOTES
By F. R. Pledger, ALC, USN
Now that the holidays are over, and most of the squadron leave party is back at the wheel, tranofer orders are zooming around like flying saucers. They eventually find their target and descend 1Uke a duck on a June bug.
LT R..H. Hendrickson, Squadron Communication Officer and Historian, has received orders to Naval Aviation Electronics Service Unit, Washington, D.C., and is due to
(Continued on Page Three)


CHURCH SERVICE SUNDAY
Sunday 15 January, 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)

TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP


By Eunice Besse
The Jr.-Sr. class chose the school ring this last week. There was quite a bit of controversy but when the final count of votes was taken the losers accepted their defeat gracefully. We the winners would like to thank you for your gracious acceptance of the ring.
The Basketball team has its uniforms, and the Cheerleaders are having theirs made at the Naval Air Station Navy Exchange Sewing Shop. We hope that they will be ready for the first game in the league which will be played on the Fleet Recreation court Monday night 16 January against the Naval Hospital.
FOR GIRLS ONLY: The G. A. A. has set up its point system. We're sorry girls but at the moment there are only two sports in which you can earn outside credit. They are bowling and horseback riding. We hope to find more in the near future but at the present this is the best that can be done for you.
The 8th grade girls and the 7th grade girls played a game of basket-ball the other day and the 8th won the game 19-0. The 8th grade girls have a game with the 9th and 10th grade girls on Thursday afternoon. Let's see who wins this game.
Holly Jackson, Phyliss Hummell and Jill Hiers are leaving us soon. We sure hope that they have enjoyed their stay in Cuba and will come back again some time. We'll all get out our hankies and bid them a fond and tearful farewell.
Keep up the good work with the March of Dimes fund. Let's see if we can't do better than we did last year.
One minute more of your time. Remember this if you have anything special you want to put in the Teen-Age column let your reporter know about it. Also it is time to change your reporters IF you care to do so.


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Saturday. 14 January 1950TH ININPrThe


TRAINING GROUP TRIVIALS

It's Started! Fleet Training
Group is back to work again. In fact we went back on a full working basis the second of January. At that time nine ships arrived for Refresher Shakedown Training. These ships are the USS Dixon (DD-708), USS Witek (EDD-848), USS Gainard (DD-706), USS Compton (DD-705), PC-579, E-PCS-1431, USS Montague (AKA-98), USS Purvis (DD-709), and the USS Timbalier (AVP-54). We wish them luck in their coming training period.
The Training Group isn't what it
use to be. Over the holidays we have had quite a turnover of White Hats. Most of the new arrivals will ' be a credit to the Training Group,
and we hope they will enjoy their
tour of duty here.
The AlNav No. 117 has taken
five good men from the Training Group. They were: Fike,. SN, Wright, SA, Robinson, SN, Sheridan, RM3, and Watford, RMSN.
I'm sure the men as well as the
Training Group will miss them.
Too bad the Officers bowling
team took so long to warm up, had they a few more to go they might have been on top. The basket ball team under LCDR Gutting is stepping up, and although Coach Gutting is making no pre-season statements, he and his assistants have a smug look of ??? on their faces. We think its about time the
Fleet Training Group won a cup.

HOSPITAL NOTES

Nursery News: Jacqueline Delores Cave born 6 January to HM2 and Mrs. A. L. Cave; Elaine Marie Nelson born 10 January to LT and
Mrs. Melvin Nelson.
LTJG Carrie Jane Webb, NC,
USN was married 16 December in the Methodist Church at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to W. W. Wright, AEC, USN. Mrs. Wright will remain in the service and on duty here at the hospital until housing is available.
The entire staff of the hospital extend congratulations and very best wishes to Chief and Mrs. Wright.
LTJG J. R. Rankin departed for
the United States on emergency leave last Sunday due to the serious
illness of Mrs. Rankin's father.
CWO T. F. Brannon, Commisary
Officer for the past 18 months departs for the States and duty at USNH, Beaufort, S. C. tomorrow.
Mr. Brannon has been relieved by
CWO R.H. Slack.
LT A. P. Rowe, MSC, USN from
BuMed is again ispecting commissary facilities of this activity.
Many improvements resulted from his last inspection several months ago and it is expected that he will be able to giVe us more ideas for
improving the food and service.


LITTLE THEATRE NOTES

By F. R. Pledger, ALC, USN
Monday night marked the regular weekly meeting of The Little Theatre Group Executive Committee with an excellent turnout. Considerable business was taken care of-at the meeting, particularly, in regards to production, stage layout, and publicity for the forthcoming presentation of "Room Service."
After reading the entire play for the first time, the writer was pleasantly surprised by the hilarious comedy, especially with the clever manipulation by the authors, of the characters who seem to be continually moving from one involved situation to another one (usually worse).
Now that the holidays are over, The Little Theatre Group is working hard to bring you "Room Service" as soon as details of production, casting, direction, and rehearsals are completed.
As yet no director has been selected for "Room Service", however, there should be a selection within the next few days. There is a strong possibility that Ken Allen, YNC, will be "drafted" by other members to the job. Ken may well be remembered by The Little Theatre fans for his excellent direction of "Suds" and the chances are that "Room Service" will be even more entertaining than "Suds." Ken as director and D. J. Burton, ADC, as producer will be a team hard to beat in presenting a highly entertaining show.
In the publicity field, the publicity manager has excellent help in the person of Evelyn Perdue who is one of the most talented young ladies it has been our pleasure to become acquainted with. The posters in the various Navy and Marine Exchanges are a result of her artistic talents. Visitors to The Little Theatre Building at Marine Site Three are well acquainted with her oil portrait of Betsy Lampman, who played "Laura".
Keep an eye on the Papoose and Indian for future announcements concerning "Room Service", particularly casting which is expected to begin Tuesday night, 17 January, at 1930 at The Little Theatre Building. Newcomers to the Base are cordially invited to come out for the casting and this includes everyone; Officers, Chiefs, Bluejackets, Marines, Civilian Employees, and their families. There are many parts to be filled, not only in the play as actors and actresses, but on the production end as well.
Old timers, especially those who have had parts in past plays and those who were behind the performers in production capacities are invited to come out and help make "Room Service" a howling success.


GIRL SCOUT NEWS
The Girl Scouts started the new year out with a bang by setting the date for the Sunrise Hike, on the 14th, at their first meeting of 1950.
Mrs. H.A. Erwin, began the meeting with the opening ceremony. Mrs. Erwin, is really adept at this, as she unconsciously demands and gets everyone's attention centered on the Flag.
The Scouts were broken up into four patrols. The leaders of these patrols are: No. 1 Dixie Adair and Betty Parks, No. 2 Eleanor Million and Sally Brown, No. 3 Gloria McKuin and Ginger Reed and No. 4 Yvonne Irwin, and Mary Stewart. Next week these girls will have names for their patrols. (That is if they get their thinking caps on!)
Mrs. Wray, Mrs. Skinner and Mrs. Erwin, had three groups of girls busily working on who had passed what, where and when.
The writer's group, The Tenderfoots, were concerned mostly with learning their laws and other requirements for passing their exams. Just the same we found time to sing a couple of old favorites, "The Cannibal King", and "The Golden Sun."
In closing we'd like to say that Mrs. MacDonald is Transportation Director, and doing a bang-up job at it too. She always has cars waiting to take the Scouts to their respective points, thereby making it unnecessary to ride the buses. Our compliments to you, Mrs. Mac, on a job well done.
VU-10 NOTES
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leave here about 30 January, 1950. LT D.E. James has also receh'ed transfer orders. One enlisted man, R. W. Faulkner, AMC, has received orders for transfer to the USS Roosevelt in the near future.
CDR G. R. Egbert, Commanding Officer, and CHRELE A.H. Borreson, Electronics Officer, returned Wednesday from a three day trip to Key West for purpose of a conference with Commander, Utility Wing, Atlantic Fleet.
Monday night the CPOs living at the Bachelor CPO Quarters, NAS, played off a softball game at Hatuey Field against the VU-10 Brown Baggers, with the prize being a beer party on the losers.
The game was a lot of fun as it afforded an opportunity for many of the new Chiefs an excellent chance to become better acquainted with their new shipmates and here's hoping that there will be more games like it. The Bachelors lost the game with the final score being 11 to 9 for the Brown Baggers, who batted out four runs in the first half of the first inning for a lead that the Bachelors were never able to overcome.


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Saudy 14 Jaur 190TEIDAito.By a 020


1950 CAGE SEASON
OPENS MONDAY NITE

NOB School Tangles With Hospital Quint In Opening Fracas Monday
The 1950 basketball season of the Naval Operating Base will officially get underway on Monday at 6:30 p.m. when the NOB School cagers take on the vaunted Hospital five on the. Fleet Recreation basketball court. Following the first game the Fleet Training Group will battle NSD to complete the first night card.
The league will be run along much the same lines as last year's league with two games being played each night, the first being played at 6:30 p.m. and the second tilt following shortly after completion of the first tilt. The NOB School squad will participate in the 6:30 games only. In other words all their games will be the first game played on the night they are scheduled.
This year's league is comprised of the same teams that were in the 1949 league when VU-10 carted off the honors. Games will be played only on Monday through Thursday each week. The defending champs open defense of their crown on Tuesday night when they tangle with the Naval Station quintet in the opening contest. Wednesday night they run into what some think is their toughest opponent when they take the court against the Hospital five in the second game. The first week schedule 'is published below:
Monday 1st Game
NOB School vs. Hospital
2nd Game
Training Group vs. NSD
Tuesday
1st Game
VU-10 vs. NavSta
2nd Game
NAS vs. Marines
Wednesday 1st Game
NSD vs. NOB School
2nd Game
Hospital vs. VU-10
Thursday 1st Game
NAS vs. NavSta
2nd Game
Marines vs. Training Group

CORRECTION
In last week's Indian the new arrival time of the FLAW flights from-the United States was given as 1900. This was an error. The correct scheduled time of arrival should have read 2130.


IMPROVEMENTS MADE ON LEEWARD POINT FIELD

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way to construct a swimming pool at the waters edge immediately seaward of "Recreation Beach" where the softball field is located.
Beer Garden Named
A beer garden is also in operation, although it is known by another name, "Cliff Side". The name is the direct originality of one of the enlisted men stationed there. Work has been begun to construct a patio in the rear of the building which would be known, naturally, as "Cliff Side Patio".
And the "far-flung" out post of this station is not without its memorable occasions. Just recently an interesting incident occured which merits relating to other personnel who in all probability have not heard of it.
On Saturday morning 31, December at about 1000, four or five of the fellows were in a "shoot-thebreeze" session beside the hangar when a full grown doe came into view around the Southwest corner of the hangar. Four of Leeward's c a n i n e population immediately gave chase with the bluejackets right on their heels. The doe skipped down an embankment behind the present barracks area. A little later the cautious deer came peeking around the barracks and when the bluejackets again moved toward it she struck out through the wooded gulley behind the new barracks and came up over the hill near the waterfront.
Tried to Swim Bay
She could not proceed by the waterfront because there were people working there and so she splashed out into the water and proceeded to swim across Mahamilla Bay. The Leeward Point PPC boat manned by L. F. Cyr, BM3 and Leroy Hoffman, SA, gave chase and caught up with the frightened deer in the middle of the bay. They secured a rope around her neck and proceeded to tow her to shore where all hands were eagerly awaiting a glimpse of the doe and the shutterbugs were busily snapping away.
It was then noticed that the doe was about ready to fawn and she was taken in a truck driven by Sam Goodwin, AN, to the home of Mr. Wilson, Civilian Project Engineer and put in an old horse corral. Six days later the deer fawned but the offspring was born dead. Death was attributed to the excitement of the chase and capture. A sign outside the corral announces to all that inside is "Bucky" as she has been dubbed. Present plans call for keeping her until a buck can be secured since the location of their waterhole has been found. If immediate results are not obtained, then Bucky will be released.


NAS COPS OFFICERS
BOWLING CROWN
By LT Leo Bonatta, USN
NAS, leaders of the Natinoal league in the officers bowling league claimed all rights to the championship by taking three of four games bowled in a five game series from the American League leaders, the NSD combo.
Bowling on the NAS squad during the season were CAPT Pederson, LT Thomas, LT Wray, LT Looney, LT Wideberg, BOS'N Lukacs and Lou Serig.
This match rings down the curtain on an enjoyable season of bowling as noted by the writer, one which all participants hope to see resumed in the near future.
American
Team W L Pins Pts. NSD -----------------25 2 8 33
NOB ----------------16 14 7 23
Hosp-Dental --------- 13 14 5 18 FTG -- -- 13 14 3 16 Marines - - 9 18 3 12 VU-10 5 16 1 6
National
Team W L Pins Pts. NAS ----------------24 3 9 33
NavSta --------------21 9 7 28
FTG ----------------15 15 6 21
NSD ----------------10 14 2 12
VU-10 - 22 2 10 Hosp-Dental 6 21 2 8
Individual Average (150 or Over)
Name Games Ave. Badger --------------------24 169
Ziz ------------------------27 168
Serig ----------------------26 161
Wesson ---------------------26 158
Wray -----------------------1 157
Herold ---------------------11 157
Higgins -------------------20 155
Wideberg ------------------21 155
Ondrasik -------------------26 154
Shappard ------------------26 154
Wilson ---------------------24 154
Bonatta --------------------24 154
Kimball -- - 22 154 Lukac- ----- 21 153 Thomas (NAS) ------------ - 12 152
High team three games, NSD (A), 2495; Team high single game, NSD (A), 879; Individual high three games, Badger, 579.





NAVAL STATION LYCEUM
Saturday, 14 January
GENTLEMAN FROM NOWHERE Warner Baxter Fay Baker
Sunday, 15 January
CAUGHT
James Mason Ruth Brady
Monday, 16 January
I JANE DOE
Ruth Hussey John Carroll
Tuesday, 17 January
THE LAST BANDIT
William Elliot Adrian Booth
Wednesday, 18 January
GUN TALK
J. Mack Brown Raymond Hatton
Thursday, 19 January
FIGHTING FATHER DUNNE
Pat O'Brien Myrna Dell
Friday 20 January
SIXTEEN FATHOMS DEEP Lon Chaney Lloyd Bridges


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Vol. IV No. 47 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 14 January 1950 IMPROVEMENTS MADE ON LEEWARD POINT FIELD New Barracks Now Being Erected A visit to the Leeward Point Field detachment of the Naval Air Station this week by your editor found things moving along at approximately the same pace as here on mainside. Apart from the daily routine of the men stationed on the outpost across the Bay from McCalla Field was the work going on to improve the appearance, working efficiency and recreational interests for the personnel of Leeward Point. Some months ago before the writer inherited the editorship of this paper he made his initial trip to Leeward Point and was glad to get back on mainside away from the dirt and dust of what seemed then to be a forgotten outpost. In the year which has passed since that time the place has taken on a "new look". A wide and smooth road has been graded and asphalted from the docks up the hill and past the hangar to the last row of quonset huts beyond. Personnel now live in small Frame buildings, known as "Dallas Huts" but soon will have a new barracks, for not too far from the hangar a new barracks is going up and completion of this project is anticipated within the next two months. Movie Lyceum Improvements The Movie Lyceum came in for its share of improvements as the area around the lyceum has been asphalted and new accomodations for showing 16mm film have been made. From the Recreational point of view there is none of the variety that can be found here on mainside but steps are being taken to enlarge and improve the recreational set-up for Leeward Point personnel. They now have one volleyball court and hope to have another in operation soon. There is also a "portable" basketball court that can be used and a soft' ball field. No finished product, this latter project but improvements will probably be made in the future. In addition plans are now under(Continued on Page Four) WHITLEY SLATED TO ARRIVE MONDAY FDR Which Is Operating In This Area May Visit This Weekend The Whitley (AKA-91) is scheduled to arrive in Guantanamo Bay from Norfolk sometime Monday. She will remain here until sometime early in February. Erroneously reported to be in port last week, the Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42) may visit Guantanamo Bay this weekend. Word has been received that she is now in this area on operations but at press time there had been no definite word from the ship one way or the other. Meanwhile, the Bay area has become fairly will covered with ships. Since Repair Piers 1 and 2 have been condemned no vessels may tie up alongside those piers and the ships which would ordinarily berth there are now being anchored out in the stream. The AFDL-47 started this early this week, she moved out into berth "D" in the Bay. Repair work on the piers however is not expected to start until about May according to latest word received from CDR L. M. Davis, Jr., Base Public Works Officer. In addition to the AFDL-47, the Montague (AKA-98) and the seaplane tender Greenwich Bay, along with several destroyers and other small ships and the 9 PBM aircraft of VP-49, now tender based, occupy most of the Bay area. SEA PLANE SQUADRON HERE FOR TRAINING VP-49 based in Norfolk, Va., is in Guantanamo at present on training flights. Until Thursday they were shore based on the NAS seaplane ramp when they moved out into the bay and became tender based. The Greenwich Bay is the servicing tender. It is expected that VP-34, also a PBM squadron is expected to arrive in Guantanamo for tender based operations on January 23. The Greenwich Bay will again provide the tender services. CAPT H. 0. PARISH IS NEW CHIEF OF STAFF Captain Herman 0. Parish, USN officially assumed the duties as Chief of Staff of the Naval Operating Base, Gunatanamo Bay on Thursday of this week, relieving Captain Henry Crommelin who now moves into the capacity of the C. 0. of Naval Station. Captain Crommelin had held both jobs since the departure in September of CAPT E. A. Taylor, former C. 0. NavSta. Captain Parish comes to Guantanamo after serving as Commander, Destroyer Squadron Ten and additional duty as Commander DesDiv, 101. Captain Parish was born in Savannah and after graduating from High School there, he attended Georgia Tech before going to the Naval Academy in 1921. In 1926 shortly after being graduated from the Academy he made his first visit to Guantanamo Bay. At that time he was on the staff of ComDesLant. When war broke out Captain Parish was skipper of the destroyer Gilmer and in 1943 moved over to take over the John Rodgers (DD574). He saw action in ten engagements in the Pacific during the war and participated in the attack on Okinawa. Captain Parish will be joined by his wife and daughter 21, and son 7. Another son 19 years old is a plebe at the Naval Academy. LIBRARY NOTES Sholem Asch has completed, with "Mary", one of the great works of modern literature. Begun in "The Nazarene" and "The Apostle", this story of the birth of Christianity and the development of the Christian faith reaches its climax in "Mary". This is the simple story of a mother's love for her son and the great story of the Mother of our Savior. Reading it helps us to understand the deep root of the Christian story in the Jewish tradition, the ancient hope for the Messiah as foretold by the prophets.

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Pare Two THE INDiAN Saturday. 14 January 1950 Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg., Room 205 -Phone 254 Saturday, 14 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. VU-10 OBSERVES SIXTH ANNIVERSARY (Continuation) And There Are Other Pastimes Beach parties and dances are conducted regularly for the officers and enlisted men. The last dance was held in November at the Pavilion, Marine Site Two, NOB Guantanamo Bay. Gay and beautiful senoritas from Guantanamo's USO were invited as hostesses, a buffet lunch was served at intermission, and music was furnished by the Naval Operating Base Band. In addition to Squadron dances beach parties are conducted approximately e ver y three months. Athletics play a major role in recreation for Utility Squadron Ten's officers and men. The squadron officer's bowling team won the 1948 Base championship bowling trophy, however, this year they are not doing so well. The squadron produced a Base championship basketball team in 1947 and again in 1949, and with an eye toward the 1950 championship which will be the fourth in five years, squad members are keeping in trim by constant practice in their leisure time. There are three softball teams within the squadron, namely, the Officer's and CPO's Teams, and the Bluejacket's Team. All three teams are in competition in the current Base Softball League Series. Champions have also been produced by the squadron in golfing, with the outstanding golfer of the squadron being J. C. MacDonald, ADC, USN, who won the InterService Golf Tournament in 1947, and placed eighth in the InterService Tournament this year. SITTING AND THINKING By ComScutButLant Hope you noticed that ComScutButLant missed The Indian last week-and we hope that you missed us. We had a lulu of an alibi ready and just as we are ready to spring it we were reminded that it might be superfluous. "You know", said our informant, "it is possible that no one cares". So, instead of the alibi we will tell the truth-we were using the other end. Practically everything is provided with two ends: a story, a length of line, a road and man are equipped with dual termini. In the case of man the ends are placed far enough apart to allow him to use them both at the same time-but does he? Not always. One of these ends is fortunately shaped to conform to the general outline of most chairs and frequently carries its own upholstery. The other end is designed for the more complex task of thinking and what a pity we don't use it more. Thinking is a stimulating activity which comes more readily with practice. Our every voluntary muscular action is the result of thought. We may occasionally be guilty of irrational thoughts which give rise to unwise actions but that alone should not condemn thinking as art. Our athletically inclined contemporaries pursue a golf ball for hours while the little woman is home trying to take care of Junior and keep Pop's supper warm. He says that he does this to keep himself physically fit and we are all for it. Keeping mentally fit is certainly just as important but not near enough of us really work at that. It is not entirely coincidental that the guys at the top of the heap are the ones who can and do exercise the old grey matter. The leaders in science, politics and industry are the ones capable of the most lucid cerebration. Our leaders and teachers recognize the value of clear thinking and prize it as an asset of the first magnitude. Cash in on the latent possibilities of that mass situated at the northern extremity of your spinal column. There is not much you can do to improve your upper end insofar as its ornamental value is concerned but there is plenty that can be done to increase its utilitarian value. VU-10 NOTES By F. R. Pledger, ALC, USN Now that the holidays are over, and most of the squadron leave party is back at the wheel, transfer orders are zooming around like flying saucers. They eventually find their target and descend lUke a duck on a June bug. LT R.H. Hendrickson, Squadron Communication Officer and Historian, has received orders to Naval Aviation Electronics Service Unit, Washington, D. C., and is due to (Continued on Page Three) CHURCH SERVICE SUNDAY Sunday 15 January, 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) TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP By Eunice Besse The Jr.-Sr. class chose the school ring this last week. There was quite a bit of controversy but when the final count of votes was taken the losers accepted their defeat gracefully. We the winners would like to thank you for your gracious acceptance of the ring. The Basketball team has its uniforms, and the Cheerleaders are having theirs made at the Naval Air Station Navy Exchange Sewing Shop. We hope that they will be ready for the first game in the league which will be played on the Fleet Recreation court Monday night 16 January against the Naval Hospital. FOR GIRLS ONLY: The G. A. A. has set up its point system. We're sorry girls but at the moment there are only two sports in which you can earn outside credit. They are bowling and horseback riding. We hope to find more in the near future but at the present this is the best that can be done for you. The 8th grade girls and the 7th grade girls played a game of basket-ball the other day and the 8th won the game 19-0. The 8th grade girls have a game with the 9th and 10th grade girls on Thursday afternoon. Let's see who wins this game. Holly Jackson, Phyliss Hummell and Jill Hiers are leaving us soon. We sure hope that they have enjoyed their stay in Cuba and will come back again some time. We'll all get out our hankies and bid them a fond and tearful farewell. Keep up the good work with the March of Dimes fund. Let's see if we can't do better than we did last year. One minute more of your time. Remember this if you have anything special you want to put in the Teen-Age column let your reporter know about it. Also it is time to change your reporters IF you care to do so. I Page Two THE IND1AN Saturday. 14 January 1950

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Saturday, 14 January 1950 TRAINING GROUP TRIVIALS It's Started! Fleet Training Group is back to work again. In fact we went back on a full working basis the second of January. At that time nine ships arrived for Refresher Shakedown Training. These ships are the USS Dixon (DD-708), USS Witek (EDD-848), USS Gainard (DD-706), USS Compton (DD-705), PC-579, E-PCS-1431, USS Montague (AKA-98), USS Purvis (DD-709), and the USS Timbalier (AVP-54). We wish them luck in their coming training period. The Training Group isn't what it use to be. Over the holidays we have had quite a turnover of White Hats. Most of the new arrivals will be a credit to the Training Group, and we hope they will enjoy their tour of duty here. The AlNav No. 117 has taken five good men from the Training Group. They were: Fike,. SN, Wright, SA, Robinson, SN, Sheridan, RM3, and Watford, RMSN. I'm sure the men as well as the Training Group will miss them. Too bad the Officers bowling team took so long to warm up, had they a few more to go they might have been on top. The basket ball team under LCDR Gutting is stepping up, and although Coach Gutting is making no pre-season statements, he and his assistants have a smug look of ? ? ? on their faces. We think its about time the Fleet Training Group won a cup. HOSPITAL NOTES Nursery News: Jacqueline Delores Cave born 6 January to HM2 and Mrs. A. L. Cave; Elaine Marie Nelson born 10 January to LT and Mrs. Melvin Nelson. LTJG Carrie Jane Webb, NC, USN was married 16 December in the Methodist Church at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to W. W. Wright, AEC, USN. Mrs. Wright will remain in the service and on duty here at the hospital until housing is available. The entire staff of the hospital extend congratulations and very best wishes to Chief and Mrs. Wright. LTJG J. R. Rankin departed for the United States on emergency leave last Sunday due to the serious illness of Mrs. Rankin's father. CWO T. F. Brannon, Commisary Officer for the past 18 months departs for the States and duty at USNH, Beaufort, S. C. tomorrow. Mr. Brannon has been relieved by CWO R. H. Slack. LT A. P. Rowe, MSC, USN from BuMed is again ispecting commissary facilities of this activity. Many improvements resulted from his last inspection several months ago and it is expected that he will be able to give us more ideas for improving the food and service. LITTLE THEATRE NOTES By F. R. Pledger, ALC, USN Monday night marked the regular weekly meeting of The Little Theatre Group Executive Committee with an excellent turnout. Considerable business was taken care of at the meeting, particularly, in regards to production, stage layout, and publicity for the forthcoming presentation of "Room Service." After reading the entire play for the first time, the writer was pleasantly surprised by the hilarious comedy, especially with the clever manipulation by the authors, of the characters who seem to be continually moving from one involved situation to another one (usually worse). Now that the holidays are over, The Little Theatre Group is working hard to bring you "Room Service" as soon as details of production, casting, direction, and rehearsals are completed. As yet no director has been selected for "Room Service", however, there should be a selection within the next few days. There is a strong possibility that Ken Allen, YNC, will be "drafted" by other members to the job. Ken may well be remembered by The Little Theatre fans for his excellent direction of "Suds" and the chances are that "Room Service" will be even more entertaining than "Suds." Ken as director and D. J. Burton, ADC, as producer will be a team hard to beat in presenting a highly entertaining show. In the publicity field, the publicity manager has excellent help in the person of Evelyn Perdue who is one of the most talented young ladies it has been our pleasure to become acquainted with. The posters in the various Navy and Marine Exchanges are a result of her artistic talents. Visitors to The Little Theatre Building at Marine Site Three are well acquainted with her oil portrait of Betsy Lampman, who played "Laura". Keep an eye on the Papoose and Indian for future announcements concerning "Room Service", particularly casting which is expected to begin Tuesday night, 17 January, at 1930 at The Little Theatre Building. Newcomers to the Base are cordially invited to come out for the casting and this includes everyone; Officers, Chiefs, Bluejackets, Marines, Civilian Employees, and their families. There are many parts to be filled, not only in the play as actors and actresses, but on the production end as well. Old timers, especially those who have had parts in past plays and those who were behind the performers in production capacities are invited to come out and help make "Room Service" a howling success. GIRL SCOUT NEWS The Girl Scouts started the new year out with a bang by setting the date for the Sunrise Hike, on the 14th, at their first meeting of 1950. Mrs. H. A. Erwin, began the meeting with the opening ceremony. Mrs. Erwin, is really adept at this, as she unconsciously demands and gets everyone's attention centered on the Flag. The Scouts were broken up into four patrols. The leaders of these patrols are: No. 1 Dixie Adair and Betty Parks, No. 2 Eleanor Million and Sally Brown, No. 3 Gloria McKuin and Ginger Reed and No. 4 Yvonne Irwin, and Mary Stewart. Next week these girls will have names for their patrols. (That is if they get their thinking caps on!) Mrs. Wray, Mrs. Skinner and Mrs. Erwin, had three groups of girls busily working on who had passed what, where and when. The writer's group, The Tenderfoots, were concerned mostly with learning their laws and other requirements for passing their exams. Just the same we found time to sing a couple of old favorites, "The Cannibal King", and "The Golden Sun." In closing we'd like to say that Mrs. MacDonald is Transportation Director, and doing a bang-up job at it too. She always has cars waiting to take the Scouts to their respective points, thereby making it unnecessary to ride the buses. Our compliments to you, Mrs. Mac, on a job well done. VU-10 NOTES (Continued from Page Two) leave here about 30 January, 1950. LT D. E. James has also received transfer orders. One enlisted man, R. W. Faulkner, AMC, has received orders for transfer to the USS Roosevelt in the near future. CDR G. R. Egbert, Commanding Officer, and CHRELE A. H. Boeieson, Electronics Officer, returned Wednesday from a three day trip to Key West for purpose of a conference with Commander, Utility Wing, Atlantic Fleet. Monday night the CPOs living at the Bachelor CPO Quarters, NAS, played off a softball game at Hatuey Field against the VU-10 Brown Baggers, with the prize being a beer party on the losers. The game was a lot of fun as it afforded an opportunity for many of the new Chiefs an excellent chance to become better acquainted with their new shipmates and here's hoping that there will be more games like it. The Bachelors lost the game with the final score being 11 to 9 for the Brown Baggers, who batted out four runs in the first half of the first inning for a lead that the Bachelors were never able to overcome. Saturday 14 January 1 0 THE INDIAN Page Three

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Saturday. 14 January 1950T H E INDIAN Otmo. Bay-lI Jan 60-2560 1950 CAGE SEASON OPENS MONDAY NITE NOB School Tangles With Hospital Quint In Opening Fracas Monday The 1950 basketball season of the Naval Operating Base will officially get underway on Monday at 6:30 p.m. when the NOB School cagers take on the vaunted Hospital five on the. Fleet Recreation basketball court. Following the first game the Fleet Training Group will battle NSD to complete the first night card. The league will be run along much the same lines as last year's league with two games being played each night, the first being played at 6:30 p.m. and the second tilt following shortly after completion of the first tilt. The NOB School squad will participate in the 6:30 games only. In other words all their games will be the first game played on the night they are scheduled. This year's league is comprised of the same teams that were in the 1949 league when VU-10 carted off the honors. Games will be played only on Monday through Thursday each week. The defending champs open defense of their crown on Tuesday night when they tangle with the Naval Station quintet in the opening contest. Wednesday night they run into what some think is their toughest opponent when they take the court against the Hospital five in the second game. The first week schedule'is published below: Monday 1st Game NOB School vs. Hospital 2nd Game Training Group vs. NSD Tuesday 1st Game VU-10 vs. NavSta 2nd Game NAS vs. Marines Wednesday 1st Game NSD vs. NOB School 2nd Game Hospital vs. VU-10 Thursday 1st Game NAS vs. NavSta 2nd Game Marines vs. Training Group CORRECTION In last week's Indian the new arrival time of the FLAW flights from the United States was given as 1900. This was an error. The correct scheduled time of arrival should have read 2130. IMPROVEMENTS MADE ON LEEWARD POINT FIELD (Continued from Page One) way to construct a swimming pool at the waters edge immediately seaward of "Recreation Beach" where the softball field is located. Beer Garden Named A beer garden is also in operation, although it is known by another name, "Cliff Side". The name is the direct originality of one of the enlisted men stationed there. Work has been begun to construct a patio in the rear of the building which would be known, naturally, as "Cliff Side Patio". And the "far-flung" out post of this station is not without its memorable occasions. Just recently an interesting incident occured which merits relating to other personnel who in all probability have not heard of it. On Saturday morning 31, December at about 1000, four or five of the fellows were in a "shoot-thebreeze" session beside the hangar when a full grown doe came into view around the Southwest corner of the hangar. Four of Leeward's canine population immediately gave chase with the bluejackets right on their heels. The doe skipped down an embankment behind the present barracks area. A little later the cautious deer came peeking around the barracks and when the bluejackets again moved toward it she struck out through the wooded galley behind the new barracks and came up over the hill near the waterfront. Tried to Swim Bay She could not proceed by the waterfront because there were people working there and so she splashed out into the water and proceeded to swim across Mahamila Bay. The Leeward Point PPC boat manned by L. F. Cyr, BM3 and Leroy Hoffman, SA, gave chase and caught up with the frightened deer in the middle of the bay. They secured a rope around her neck and proceeded to tow her to shore where all hands were eagerly awaiting a glimpse of the doe and the shutterbugs were busily snapping away. It was then noticed that the doe was about ready to fawn and she was taken in a truck driven by Sam Goodwin, AN, to the home of Mr. Wilson, Civilian Project Engineer and put in an old horse corral. Six days later the deer fawned but the offspring was born dead. Death was attributed to the excitement of the chase and capture. A sign outside the corral announces to all that inside is "Bucky" as she has been dubbed. Present plans call for keeping her until a buck can be secured since the location of their waterhole has been found. If immediate results are not obtained, then Bucky will be released. NAS COPS OFFICERS BOWLING CROWN By LT Leo Bonatta, USN NAS, leaders of the Natinoal league in the officers bowling league claimed all rights to the championship by taking three of four games bowled in a five game series from the American League leaders, the NSD combo. Bowling on the NAS squad during the season were CAPT Pederson, LT Thomas, LT Wray, LT Looney, LT Wideberg, BOS'N Lukaes and Lou Serig. This match rings down the curtain on an enjoyable season of bowling as noted by the writer, one which all participants hope to see resumed in the near future. American Team W L Pins Pts. NSD --------------25 2 8 33 NOB -------------16 14 7 23 Hosp-Dental --------13 14 5 18 FTG--13 14 3 16 Marines -------------9 18 3 12 VU-1e--------------5 16 1 6 National Team W L Pins Pts. NAS ---------------24 3 9 33 NavSta --------------21 9 7 28 FTG -----------------15 15 6 21 NSD ----------------10 14 2 12 VU-10 8 22 2 10 Hosp-Dental --------6 21 2 8 Individual Average (150 or Over) Name Games Ave. Badger -------------------24 169 Ziz -----------------------27 168 Serig ---------------------26 161 Wesson -------------------26 158 Wray ---------------------18 157 Herold --------------------11 157 Higgins ------------------20 155 Wideberg -----------------21 155 Ondrasik ------------------26 154 Shappard -----------------26 154 Wilson --------------------24 154 Bonatta -------------------24 154 Kimball -------------------22 154 Lukacs --------------------21 153 Thomas (NAS) ------------12 152 High team three games, NSD (A), 2495; Team high single game, NSD (A), 879; Individual high three games, Badger, 579. M4 0Lop3 NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Saturday, 14 January GENTLEMAN FROM NOWHERE Warner Baxter Fay Baker Sunday, 15 January CAUGHT James Mason Ruth Brady Monday, 16 January I JANE DOE Ruth Hussey John Carroll Tuesday, 17 January THE LAST BANDIT William Elliot Adrian Booth Wednesday, 18 January GUN TALK J. Mack Brown Raymond Hatton Thursday, 19 January FIGHTING FATHER DUNNE Pat O'Brien Myrna Dell Friday 20 January SIXTEEN FATHOMS DEEP Lon Chaney Lloyd Bridges S S Saturday, 14 January 1950 THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-12 Jan 50-2500


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