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Vol. IV No. 49 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 28 January-1950


UNUSUAL INSPECTION AT NAVAL HOSPITAL

The Naval Hospital, Guantanamo
Bay has just undergone a most unusual inspection and with most
pleasing and unusual results.
On Tuesday, 17 January RADM
Clarence J. Brown, MC, USN, General Inspector of Medical Department Activities, and his assistant CDR Allen F. Bigelow, MSC, USN reported to Commander, Naval Operating Base for inspection of local medical facilities. The inspectors had notified the Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital, that they wished to be domiciled at the hospital, so quarters were assigned
them in SOQ.
From Tuesday afternoon until
late Friday the' hospital stood inspection. There was no formal inspection with the inspectors parading through the wards, all hands at attention. All work went on in a routine manner, the inpectors observed the hospital in it's 'every day clothes' and without it's 'company manners'. Some en(Continued on Page Two)

ANNUAL MEETING OF
GUANTANAMO BAY
AUXILIARY NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY

The annual meeting of the Guantanamo Bay Auxiliary, Navy Relief Society, was held 18 January 1950. Reports of the activities of the Society during the year indicated that it was a very active year.
The policies of granting relief were maintained and the following
is a table of relief given:
Loans :
Type Number Amount Hospitalization ---22 -------- $2,010.00
Emergency leave --- 36 -------- 3,040.00
Household emergency 58 -------- 7,915.00 Health and comfort - 2 -------- 65.00 Funeral expenses -- 1 -------- 400.00
Total -------------119 ------ $13,430.00
Gratuities:
Type Number Amount Hospitalization ---- 6 -------- $1,484.25
Total --------------6 -------- $1,484.25
The basic policy of giving aid
* readily when needed and being as
generous as possible was maintained, at the same time due regard was shown for the preservation of a man's financial integrity. The
(Continued on Page Two)


AIR TRAFFIC HERE
BEGINS INCREASE

Army Jets, "Flying Boxcars"
Visit Leeward Point
Guantanamo air traffic increased in volume this week as various squadrons began all day operations with bounce landings until nearly midnight. In addition to this the Commanding Officers of the 20th and 31st Fighter Groups arrived in their F-84 jet propelled fighters Monday afternoon and departed Tuesday morning. They remained at Leeward Point looking over the facilities there which will be used to take care of their respective groups of 50 planes each enroute
to and from the Caribbean war games in February and March.
Last Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday four C-82 aircraft commonly called "flying boxcars" visited Leeward Point remaining overnight only, before continuing on their journey. These planes caused some comment as it was the first time many had actually seen an aircraft of that specific type.
VP-7, a P2V-2 squadron based at NAS Quonset Point, R. I., arrived and began training operations including gunnery runs and GCA approaches coupled with night "bounce" operations. The squadron, composed of 9 P2V-2 aircraft and manned by 30 officers and 130 men will complete their ten days training in this area next Thursday when they will return
(Continued on Page Two)

COMSUBLANT SENDS
THANKS

A dispatch was received this week from Rear Admiral Fife, Commander, Submarines, Atlantic Fleet sending thanks for services rendered submarines on their visits here. The dispatch addressed to the Commander, NOB, Guantanamo said in part, "The hospitality of (the) Naval Operating Base, Gtmo., during recent staff visit greatly appreciated. Also desire to repeat my expressions of gratitude for services rendered and courtesies extended to submarines during their periodic visits."


LETTER FROM BUPERS CLARIFIES .BARGO
RENTAL

In order to dispel scuttlebutt, rumors, surmises and uninformed comment as regards Bargo Housing, the following information received from BuPers as a result of personal inquiry is quoted:
"Your letter of 22 Demeber 1949 relative to the housing problems of enlisted personnel on the Naval Station, Guantanamo as affected by the Career Compensation Act of 1949 has been referred to me for reply.
"After talking to authorities on this subject in the Bureau of Yards & Docks, the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, and in Operations, I understand that a similar situation exists in other stations, for instance, San Juan, P. R. and Annapolis, Maryland, where there is the same dissatisfaction.
"Various suggestions have been made as to a means of equalizing an obviously inequitable situation. However, until now no one has come up with a plan that appears feasible.
"The quarters in 'Newtown' were built as a Defense Project from National Housing funds allocated for that purpose in 1942 or 1943. The rental scales, established by a local board, were arrived at by deciding what was a fair rental to charge Navy enlisted personnel. If civilian personnel have profited by the low rental it is their good fortune.
"The 'Bargo Point' quarters were erected under the authority of the Lanham Act after 1946. They were constructed from funds which specified that they were to be used as 'quarters'. Therefore, they were and are considered 'quarters' and unless the law is amended they remain as such.
"The people to whom I talked feel that the quarters at 'Bargo Point' and others like them cannot be re-defined 'Public Housing' because of the appropriation. One of my informants added that personnel occupying these quarters do so voluntarily and of course automatically lose their quarters
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Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg..
Room 205.- Phone 254
Saturday, 28 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 in published in compliance with the provisions of NAVEXOS-P45 (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.

AIR TRAFFIC HERE
BEGINS INCREASE
(Continued from Page One) to Quonset Pt.
Friday, February 3 finds 9 PB4Y aircraft of VP-24 arriving at Leeward Point for a ten days training period. Thirty officers and 130 enlisted personnel will accompany the squadron here. VP-24 is based at Anacostia.
Activity Mainside
Meanwhile activity was humming here on mainside as aircraft of several types were making GCA runs keeping GCA unit No. 29 busy. The control tower, McCalla Field was the hub of all activity. In addition to keeping all traffic operating smoothly they were having to operate over the noise of the carpenters' hammers as the tower is being remodeled to provide more room for better operating efficiency. Until the work is completed however McCalla tower will have the added attraction of appearing to be a madhouse. Your reporter wondered after observing this procedure just how they managed to carry on as well as they do with all the outside interference they have to contend with. They're doing it though and a mighty fine performance they are turning in. Few people if any could do better.
VP-34 a seaplane squadron operating 9 PBM aircraft is now tender based in the Bay area with the Greenwich Bay as servicing tender. They will complete operations next Friday and will be replaced on Saturday with the arrival of 9 more PBM's belonging to VP-45. The Greenwich Bay will again render tender services.
Tomorrow is sure going to be a busy day for us lazy fellows.


HOSPITAL NOTES

Nursery New: Joanne Honora Humber born 22 January to BMC and Mrs. George Humber; Linda Anita Ohl born 24 January to FP1 and Mrs. Leslie Ohl.
LTJG R. E. Hunter, MSC, our Personnel Officer for the past 19 months has received change of duty orders and will be detached upon the reporting of his relief. Mr. Hunter will go to duty at USNH, Long Beach.
LT Loraine Ceaglske, NC, Chief Nurse, has also received orders and will go to the USNH, Oakland upon reporting of her relief.
Three members of the staff are departing for the US today for dependency discharge: Manuel, HM3, Copp, SN and Szydlowsky, HM3. Cooper, HM3 is also departing today for discharge upon expiration of his enlistment. Dettinger, CS3 was discharged on board this week and reenlisted for six years. Another career man!

UNUSUAL INSPECTION AT NAVAL HOSPITAL
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terprising member of the staff even let his car catch on fire so that fire engines had to be called and relieved the inspectors of staging a formal fire drill. We who stood the inspection hardly knew they were around.
Friday afternoon ADM Brown called a conference with only the Commanding Officer, the Executive Officer and himself present. The Admiral stated that it has always been his practice to hold a critique after an inspection, with all officers and department heads; he would then tell them their shortcomings and give suggestions for improvement. However, in this instance he could find nothing wrong; the administration of the hospital, and the care and treatment of patients left nothing to be desired. The report which he prepares after he returns to Washington can contain nothing but praise for the officers and men. But he too, can recommend the construction of a new hospital building, the dire need of which has been recognized by every inspection party for lo these many years.
On Saturday morning the Commanding Officer called a general muster of all hands and passed along the Admiral's praise, and voiced his pride in the grand job his staff is doing. He said that in all his years in the Navy he had never stood an inspection like it, nor had he ever received such a report on inspection. Full credit was given to the staff, for the Commanding Officer felt that without the cooperation and effort of all hands, the hospital could not function in such a highly commendable manner.


CHURCH SERVICE SUNDAY
Sunday, January 29, 1950 Catholic Masses 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1746-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass - 0680 Confessions before all Masses Protestant Services 0980-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)


NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY
(Continued from Page One)
policy of not granting loans for annual leave or for the purpose of purchasing needless items was observed.
The report of the Navy Relief Thrift Shop, under the chairmanship of Mrs. J. R. Lanigan, revealed that the total sales for the past year amounted to $2,758.84. A profit on commission sales which accrued to the Society amounted to $1,148.60. The Thrift Shop has operated with a group of volunteer workers contributing their time to the collection of items for sale and maintaining the Thrift Shop.
The Auxiliary has voted to hold a Charity Carnival on 21, 22 April 1950 in the same manner as was held last year.
The following are the officials of the Guantanamo Bay Auxiliary for the year 1950:
Officials
President, RADM W. K. Phillips; Executive Vice President, CAPT H. D. McIntosh; Executive Secretary, CDR R. W. Faulk; Treasurer, LCDR L. F. Washburne, Jr.; Assistant Treasurer, LTJG A. Cookinham; Chm. Volunteer Women, Mrs. V. J. Dupzyk.
Advisory Board
Representatives: NOB, LCDR C. A. Herold; NavSta, CAPT H. Crommelin; NAS, CAPT 0. Pederson; MarBks, COL J. R. Lanigan; USNH, CAPT J. H. Robbins; NavSta, MMC E. W. Groome; NAS, CSC A. 0. Mullins; Dental, LCDR W. N. Gallagher; VU-10, LCDR J. N. Fitzgerald.
Officer's Wives: Mrs. N. L. Beck, Mrs. T. H. Cronemiller, Mrs. A. Havard.

Debunking de bunk ...
A spinning wheel is an old fashioned instrument for making clothes.
Yet, these days many men lose their shirts playing them.

The floor is the only sure fire thing that'll stop falling hair.


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TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP
By Eunice Bessee
There was no column last week because "yours truly" was spending her time running to the Hospital for shots and home to bed to rest. It seems like quite a few things have happened since then so let's take a look see.
First off came all those exams. Boy was everyone swamped! Of course there was the double load of six weeks and midterm exams. Then Friday came report cards and graduation. The graduates were Jan Hiers and Eddie Groome. Congratulations kids you have finally reached the goal most of us are still struggling for.
The Annual Staff was working like a bunch of busy bees yesterday figuring out the "Muchos" and "Muchisimoo". The only thing I don't like about it is the suspense. We'll never' know what they are until the annual comes out.
The Jr-Sr class rings are due to arrive in April. We are all holding our breath and hoping that they will get here then. It'll be a big disappointment if they don't.
Damaris Moses fell on the basketball court and hurt her knee. Hope it's better soon.
The people in the 8th Grade are still growing like weeds. Butchie Masterson and Mrs. Souders just had a birthday. Butchie is 13 but we haven't been able to figure out how old our "Kentucky Baby" is. Happy Birthday to you both.
On her birthday Barbara, Holly and Phyiliss Aten baked Mrs. Souders a cake. We hear that she had a bit of a stomach ache. Do you suppose they put it in the cake on purpose? Could be. You know some people don't like teachers very well.
The 8th Grade wants a hayride, so how about thinking on it and letting us know how you feel. Maybe we can get something done about it.

LIBRARY NOTES
How is your sense of humor? Need it teased? "White Collar Zoo"-a collection of animal pictures that are almost human will please you greatly.
Somerset Maugham's new book "Writer's Notebook" is a collection of all the .small items and descriptions over his lifetime that appealed to him as the background to writing a story. Some of them he used, others he discarded as not presenting sufficient meat to build a story, but they still remained interesting.
When asked if he knew how many lonely, unattached, middle-aged women disappeared in New York every year Inspector Piper only said. "Not enough". Little did he know that it would plunge him in the middle of a trail of "Four Lost Ladies" and a ruthless, romantic killer named "Mr. Nemo".


TRAINING GROUP
TRIVIALS

By R.F. Rosar
With another week well under way, we see a few new faces around the Training Group and also notice a few missing. The new men that arrived are LTJG V. L. D'Amboise and E. W. Bennett, FCC. We all hope you enjoy your tour of duty here. H. L. Leach, FTC has returned to duty from school at Arma Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y. Among the missing is another one our radiomen. All hands were sorry to see John Prokolishen, RM3 leave.
We have two boat builders who have done a very creditable job on their craft. Good fishing to you both.
Congratulations and best wishes are in store for Chief and Mrs. Bowman who will be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary on the 6th of February. May they have many more to follow.
The inevitable has finally happened. With the coming of the notification of his orders, LTJG Stevenson in the near future will report aboard the USS McCard for duty as Operations Officer. We will all be sorry to see him leave, and wish him all the luck in the world in his next duty.
With the bowling league about ready to commence, there are quite a few men practicing every night. If they are as good as we hear they are, they should have an easy go of things.
Birthday wishes are extended to John (Charlie Moose) Rickard, YNSN, who celebrated his 20th birthday on 16 January. Better late than never, John. Something about John is really puzzling though. How anyone can get so bald in twenty years is beyond us.
The Training Group quintet lost another game that was hard to lose. The game was dropped to Naval Air Station by a score of 52 to 43. We are proud to say that they were in there fighting 'til the last whistle blew.

BARGO POINT RENTAL
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allowance. Under existing Navy Regulations, Articles 1826, 1830, 1833 they are checked according to rank. Until the passage of the Career Compensation Act there was, no complaint from enlisted personnel.
"There are, as you know, many problems in regard to 'Housing' and I understand that the Secretary of Defense has established a Commission to make a thorough study of the problem.
"If we hear of any new development along these lines we will communicate with you immediately.
Sincerly yours,
/s/ Elise L. Skylstead
Elise .L. Skylstead
Head, Liaison Section
Dependents Services Branch"


GIRL SCOUT NOTES
By Adeline Irwin
Saturday morning brought the long awaited letter from the National foudation making our Scouts nmially Troop No. 2.
'Ln -young ladies worked long and diligently on the different activities that had to be performed and on learning the motto, slogan, and law.
Mrs. H.A. Erwin put tih girls through Patrol Formation in , reparation for investiture services.
Mrs. D. C. Wray and the Scouts gave a very interesting explanation for the popular and much used Girl Scout Circle. This circle represents friendship all over the world and is used in Girl Scout International Activities.
Our meeting secured with Mrs. Erwin leading the girls singing Taps in the Goodnite Circle and Mrs. Wray passed the goodnite handshake.
The writer will give a willing hand to all ladies interested in Brownies. The Brownie Troop should have one leader, one assistant leader and at least two mothers to help, so how about calling me at 343 and we'll get our Brownies underway.

LEEWARD POINT LINES
Activity runs high at this outpost as VP-7 is now based here for training operations. In addition the visits by Army jets and troop transports added to the activity of this field.
The patio addition to our beer garden, formally known as Cliffside patio, is expected to be in operation within the next two weeks.
"Bucky" the doe captured by two of the gang here on 31 December was released last Saturday after efforts to trap a buck had failed.
Last Saturday Leeward Point Personnel enjoyed a huge picnic at Recreation Beach. A rousing game of baseball was played followed by some wonderful chow, and brother, believe me there was plenty for all.
This weekend, VP-7, the squadron based aboard will have a picnic at Recreations beach. This will no doubt be a high point in the squadron's visit here.

CABOT ELIMINATES VU-10 FROM AIRLANT TOURNEY

VU-10's basketballers were expected back from Jacksonville today after the quintet from the carrier Cabot handed them their second defeat in the double elimination AirLant tourney. The local five opened their tourney play on Monday night by downing the Cabot by a single point, 57-56, but lost to VX-1 by a 48-38 score. Wednesday night the Cabot eliminated the local squadron by a 58-36 licking.


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BASKETBALLMAGUE

Unbeaten Oyers Tangle With
VUA Monday Night

.le Naval Air Station's all-vicArious Flyers were atop the stand- ings in the Base Basketball
* League this week with a 4-0 record.
This week they added Training Group and High School to their list of victims to take over the league lead. Actually in percentage they are tied with VU-10, who has won two and lost none. The Utility Squadron quintet was in Jacksonville this week participating in the AirLant tourney. They were expected back today. The Flyers meet VU-10 in the second game on Monday night's card which has the Marines battling NOB School
in the first tilt.
Frankie Leighton continued to
be one of the main point getters for the Flyers, hitting the cords for 14 points against the High School on Wednesday night and for 12 against the Naval Station last
Thursday night.
Wilson Adds Points
Jack Wilson, of the Hospital
added more points to his total in an effort to nail down the high scorer's title this year. He hit for 20 against the Marines on Tuesday night and tipped in six more in limited service against the Naval Station. Wilson and Bradfield of the Naval Station quintet are tied for the most points scored in a single game. Both have dumped in
25 in a single contest.
A brief resume of league play
since The Indian went to press last week finds that NAS downed the Naval Station by a 46-36 count.
As mentioned above Leighton was high man for the victors while "Buddy" Good dropped in ten points for the Naval Station. In the second game of the night, the Marines tripped Training Group by a 38-33 count. Edward Franz paced the Marines with 11 points followed by Dukes with ten markers. Gutting was high man for the Training Group with nine points,
all scored in the second half.
Monday night the first game
between VU-10 and High School was not played as VU-10 was in the States. In the only game that night, the Naval Station spotted NSD an early lead and after the lead see-sawed back and forth some ten times in the second quarter, came on to win over the Supply quintet by a 41-36 count. McManus was high for the Naval Station with eight points followed closely by Jim Bettwy with seven. Martell


topped the NSD scoring with ten points while Lazzeroni dropped in 9. Halftime score was 18-17 in favor of the Naval Station.
Identical Scores
Tuesday both winning teams ran up identical scores of 52. The Hospital clipped the Marines by a 52-29 count in the first game with Wilson dropping in 20 for the Hospital followed by Major with ten. George Call dumped in seven for the Hospital.
Franz led the scarlet and gold clad warriors with 8 and was followed by Wilson with 7. Dukes added 6 more to the Marine side of the ledger. In the second game, NAS jumped into an early lead, later relinquished it but regained it in the final quarter to drop the Training Group by a 52-43 score. Charley Smith led the Flyers with 17 points, while Eugene Nelson and "Big Jim" Booth added 12 and 11 points respectively to the Flyers total. For the losers, Crain hit for 15 points followed by Haefner and Jones who both were credited with eight points.
Wednesday, the Flyers annexed their fourth win by whipping the High School by a 61-38 count. Leighton was high, with fourteen points and was followed by "Toby" Berg with 12 and Robert Cook with 11. Pete Broughton carried the High School colors high as he tied Leighton for high scoring honors in the game by sinking 14 points for the Green and White. Ed Ondrasik was next with 10 points. The Hospital clipped the Naval Station in the second game by a 36-30 count. Jim Bettwy scored 11 points and Clarence Primm hit for 7 to lead the Naval Station. Reardon was high man for the Hospital dropping in 10 points while Major and Call each had seven points to their credit.
The Marines and NSD were to have clashed after The Indian went to press Thursday. The second game with VU-10 and Training Group was postponed due to VU-10's absence.
Standing
(As of Thursday Morning, 26 Jan.) Team W. L. Pet. NAS -----------4 0 1.000
VU-10 ----------2 0 1.000
Hospital -------- 3 1 .750
Marines ---------1 2 .333
Training Group __ 1 2 .333 NSD -----------1 2 .333
NavSta ---------1 3 .250
High School ---- 0 3 .000

True or false:
Story tellers are funny folks, because their tales come right out of their heads . .


By Allen Collier, Sports Editor


NOB SCHOOL DONATES $305 TO MARCH OF DIMES
By Skiddy Masterson
"Do you have some money for the March of Dimes?" was a very common request to people all over the Base the week before last as students from the NOB School tried to boost their class's contributions above all others. As a matter of fact, the party offered to the winning class was a great impetus to all the boys and girls, and over a period of five days, January 15 to 20, the combined contribution totaled $305.00 This is the highest sum of money ever donated by the students of the school to any welfare fund.
This NOB School March of Dimes campaign, which was concurrent with the Base-wide campaign, was run by the High School Student Council under the leadership of its president, Charles Pitts, and its treasurer, Skiddy Masterson.
Although the drive began with several of the elementary school classes running neck and neck for first place, the third grade sooi broke out into the lead and by the end of the week had won with total contributions amounting to $57.05. The second grade was next with $47.30, and the first and fourth grades tied for third with a little over $41 each.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Monday 1st Game
Marines vs. NOB School
2nd. Game
VU-10 vs. NAS Tuesday 1st Game
NavSta vs. Training Group
2nd. Game
NSD vs. Naval Hospital
Wednesday 1st Game
NavSta vs. NOB School
2nd. Game
VU-10 vs. Marines Thursday 1st Game
NSD vs. NAS
2nd. Game
Naval Hospital vs. Training Group





NAVAL STATION LYCEUM
Sunday 29 January EASY MONEY
Jack Warner Greta Gynt
Monday 30 January
COUNTERPUNCH
Leon Errol Joe Kirkwood
Tuesday 31, January
THE GAY AMIGO
Duncan Renaldo Leo Carrillo
Wednesday 1, February
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
Jack Warner Jane Hylton
Thursday 2, February
FLAMING FURY
Roy Roberts George Cooper
Friday 3, February
QUARTET
Dirl Bogarde Mione Baddeley


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e Vol. IV No. 49 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 28 January 1950 UNUSUAL INSPECTION AT NAVAL HOSPITAL The Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay has just undergone a most unusual inspection and with most pleasing and unusual results. On Tuesday, 17 January RADM Clarence J. Brown, MC, USN, General Inspector of Medical Department Activities, and his assistant CDR Allen F. Bigelow, MSC, USN reported to Commander, Naval Operating Base for inspection of local medical facilities. The inspectors had notified the Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital, that they wished to be domiciled at the hospital, so quarters were assigned them in SOQ. From Tuesday afternoon until late Friday the hospital stood inspection. There was no formal inspection with the inspectors parading through the wards, all hands at attention. All work went on in a routine manner, the inpectors observed the hospital in it's 'every day clothes' and without it's 'company manners'. Some en(Continued on Page Two) ANNUAL MEETING OF GUANTANAMO BAY AUXILIARY NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY The annual meeting of the Guantanamo Bay Auxiliary, Navy Relief Society, was held 18 January 1950. Reports of the activities of the Society during the year indicated that it was a very active year. The policies of granting relief were maintained and the following is a table of relief given: Loans: Type Number Amount Hospitalization 22 --------$2,010.00 Emergency leave 36 --------3,040.00 Household emergency 58 --------7,915.00 Health and comfort -2 --------65.00 Funeral expenses 1 ---------400.00 Total -------------119 -$13,430.00 Gratuities: Type Number Amount Hospitalization 6 --------$1,484.25 Total --------------6 -------$1,484.25 The basic policy of giving aid readily when needed and being as generous as possible was maintained, at the same time due regard was shown for the preservation of a man's financial integrity. The (Continued on Page Two) AIR TRAFFIC HERE BEGINS INCREASE Army Jets, "Flying Boxcars" Visit Leeward Point Guantanamo air traffic increased in volume this week as various squadrons began all day operations with bounce landings until nearly midnight. In addition to this the Commanding Officers of the 20th and 31st Fighter Groups arrived in their F-84 jet propelled fighters Monday afternoon and departed Tuesday morning. They remained at Leeward Point looking over the facilities there which will be used to take care of their respective groups of 50 planes each enroute to and from the Caribbean war games in February and March. Last Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday four C-82 aircraft commonly called "flying boxcars" visited Leeward Point remaining overnight only, before continuing on their journey. These planes caused some comment as it was the first time many had actually seen an aircraft of that specific type. VP-7, a P2V-2 squadron based at NAS Quonset Point, R. I., arrived and began training operations including gunnery runs and GCA approaches coupled with night "bounce" operations. The squadron, composed of 9 P2V-2 aircraft and manned by 30 officers and 130 men will complete their ten days training in this area next Thursday when they will return (Continued on Page Two) COMSUBLANT SENDS THANKS A dispatch was received this week from Rear Admiral Fife, Commander, Submarines, Atlantic Fleet sending thanks for services rendered submarines on their visits here. The dispatch addressed to the Commander, NOB, Guantanamo said in part, "The hospitality of (the) Naval Operating Base, Gtmo., during recent staff visit greatly appreciated. Also desire to repeat my expressions of gratitude for services rendered and courtesies extended to submarines during their periodic visits." LETTER FROM BUPERS CLARIFIES BARGO RENTAL In order to dispel scuttlebutt, rumors, surmises and uninformed comment as regards Bargo Housing, the following information received from BuPers as a result of personal inquiry is quoted: "Your letter of 22 Demeber 1949 relative to the housing problems of enlisted personnel on the Naval Station, Guantanamo as affected by the Career Compensation Act of 1949 has been referred to me for reply. "After talking to authorities on this subject in the Bureau of Yards & Docks, the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, and in Operations, I understand that a similar situation exists in other stations, for instance, San Juan, P. R. and Annapolis, Maryland, where there is the same dissatisfaction. "Various suggestions have been made as to a means of equalizing an obviously inequitable situation. However, until now no one has come up with a plan that appears feasible. "The quarters in 'Newtown' were built as a Defense Project from National Housing funds allocated for that purpose in 1942 or 1943. The rental scales, established by a local board, were arrived at by deciding what was a fair rental to charge Navy enlisted personnel. If civilian personnel have profited by the low rental it is their good fortune. "The 'Bargo Point' quarters were erected under the authority of the Lanham Act after 1946. They were constructed from funds which specified that they were to be used as 'quarters'. Therefore, they were and are considered 'quarters' and unless the law is amended they remain as such. "The people to whom I talked feel that the quarters at 'Bargo Point' and others like them cannot be re-defined 'Public Housing' because of the appropriation. One of my informants added that personnel occupying these quarters do so voluntarily and of course automatically lose their quarters (Continued on Page Three)

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Page Two THE INDiAN SaturdaV, 28 January 1950 Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg., Room 205 -Phone 254 Saturday, 28 January 1950 U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USH Commander Allen Collier, JOSN--------------Editor P. H. Teeter, LCDR-S Staff Advisor THE INDIAN is published weekly, financed by appropriated funds, printed oa government equipment, for free distribution on the U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by order of the Base Commander. THE INDIAN is published in compliance with the provisions of NAVEXOS-P-36 (Rev) 1945. THE INDIAN 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. AIR TRAFFIC HERE BEGINS INCREASE (Continued from Page One) to Quonset Pt. Friday, February 3 finds 9 PB4Y aircraft of VP-24 arriving at Leeward Point for a ten days training period. Thirty officers and 130 enlisted personnel will accompany the squadron here. VP-24 is based at Anacostia. Activity Mainside Meanwhile activity was humming here on mainside as aircraft of several types were making GCA runs keeping GCA unit No. 29 busy. The control tower, McCalla Field was the hub of all activity. In addition to keeping all traffic operating smoothly they were having to operate over the noise of the carpenters' hammers as the tower is being remodeled to provide more room for better operating efficiency. Until the work is completed however McCalla tower will have the added attraction of appearing to be a madhouse. Your reporter wondered after observing this procedure just how they managed to carry on as well as they do with all the outside interference they have to contend with. They're doing it though and a mighty fine performance they are turning in. Few people if any could do better. VP-34 a seaplane squadron operating 9 PBM aircraft is now tender based in the Bay area with the Greenwich Bay as servicing tender. They will complete operations next Friday and will be replaced on Saturday with the arrival of 9 more PBM's belonging to VP-45. The Greenwich Bay will again render tender services. Tomorrow is sure going to be a busy day for us lazy fellows. HOSPITAL NOTES Nursery New: Joanne Honora Humber born 22 January to BMC and Mrs. George Humber; Linda Anita Ohl born 24 January to FP1 and Mrs. Leslie Ohl. LTJG R. E. Hunter, MSC, our Personnel Officer for the past 19 months has received change of duty orders and will be detached upon the reporting of his relief. Mr. Hunter will go to duty at USNH, Long Beach. LT Loraine Ceaglske, NC, Chief Nurse, has also received orders and will go to the USNH, Oakland upon reporting of her relief. Three members of the staff are departing for the US today for dependency discharge: Manuel, HM3, Copp, SN and Szydlowsky, HM3. Cooper, HM3 is also departing today for discharge upon expiration of his enlistment. Dettinger, CS3 was discharged on board this week and reenlisted for six years. Another career man! UNUSUAL INSPECTION AT NAVAL HOSPITAL (Continued from Page One) terprising member of the staff even let his car catch on fire so that fire engines had to be called and relieved the inspectors of staging a formal fire drill. We who stood the inspection hardly knew they were around. Friday afternoon ADM Brown called a conference with only the Commanding Officer, the Executive Officer and himself present. The Admiral stated that it has always been his practice to hold a critique after an inspection, with all officers and department heads; he would then tell them their shortcomings and give suggestions for improvement. However, in this instance he could find nothing wrong; the administration of the hospital, and the care and treatment of patients left nothing to be desired. The report which he prepares after he returns to Washington can contain nothing but praise for the officers and men. But he too, can recommend the construction of a new hospital building, the dire need of which has been recognized by every inspection party for lo these many years. On Saturday morning the Commanding Officer called a general muster of all hands and passed along the Admiral's praise, and voiced his pride in the grand job his staff is doing. He said that in all his years in the Navy he had never stood an inspection like it, nor had he ever received such a report on inspection. Full credit was given to the staff, for the Commanding Officer felt that without the cooperation and effort of all hands, the hospital could not function in such a highly commendable manner. CHURCH SERVICE SUNDAY Sunday, January 29, 1950 Catholic Masses 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1746-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass -0080 Confessions before all Masses Protestant Services 0980-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) NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY (Continued from Page One) policy of not granting loans for annual leave or for the purpose of purchasing needless items was observed. The report of the Navy Relief Thrift Shop, under the chairmanship of Mrs. J. R. Lanigan, revealed that the total sales for the past year amounted to $2,758.84. A profit on commission sales which accrued to the Society amounted to $1,148.60. The Thrift Shop has operated with a group of volunteer workers contributing their time to the collection of items for sale and maintaining the Thrift Shop. The Auxiliary has voted to hold a Charity Carnival on 21, 22 April 1950 in the same manner as was held last year. The following are the officials of the Guantanamo Bay Auxiliary for the year 1950: Officials President, RADM W. K. Phillips; Executive Vice President, CAPT H. D. McIntosh; Executive Secretary, CDR R. W. Faulk; Treasurer, LCDR L. F. Washburne, Jr.; Assistant Treasurer, LTJG A. Cookinham; Chm. Volunteer Women, Mrs. V. J. Dupzyk. Advisory Board Representatives: NOB, LCDR C. A. Herold; NavSta, CAPT H. Crommelin; NAS, CAPT 0. Pederson; MarBks, COL J. R. Lanigan; USNH, CAPT J. H. Robbins; NaySta, MMC E. W. Groome; NAS, CSC A. 0. Mullins; Dental, LCDR W. N. Gallagher; VU-10, LCDR J. N. Fitzgerald. Officer's Wives: Mrs. N. L. Beck, Mrs. T. H. Cronemiller, Mrs. A. Havard. Debunking de bunk .. A spinning wheel is an old fashioned instrument for making clothes. Yet, these days many men lose their shirts playing them. The floor is the only sure fire thing that'll stop falling hair. 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a 2g TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP By Eunice Bessee There was no column last week because "yours truly" was spending her time running to the Hospital for shots and home to bed to rest. It seems like quite a few things have happened since then so let's take a look see. First off came all those exams. Boy was everyone swamped! Of course there was the double load of six weeks and midterm exams. Then Friday came report cards and graduation. The graduates were Jan Hiers and Eddie Groome. Congratulations kids you have finally reached the goal most of us are still struggling for. The Annual Staff was working like a bunch of busy bees yesterday figuring out the "Muchos" and "Muchisimoo". The only thing I don't like about it is the suspense. We'll never' know what they are until the annual comes out. The Jr-Sr class rings are due to arrive in April. We are all holding our breath and hoping that they will get here then. It'll be a big disappointment if they don't. Damaris Moses fell on the basketball court and hurt her knee. Hope it's better soon. The people in the 8th Grade are still growing like weeds. Butchie Masterson and Mrs. Souders just had a birthday. Butchie is 13 but we haven't been able to figure out how old our "Kentucky Baby" is. Happy Birthday to you both. On her birthday Barbara, Holly and Phyiliss Aten baked Mrs. Souders a cake. We hear that she had a bit of a stomach ache. Do you suppose they put it in the cake on purpose? Could be. You know some people don't like teachers very well. The 8th Grade wants a hayride, so how about thinking on it and letting us know how you feel. Maybe we can get something done about it. LIBRARY NOTES How is your sense of humor? Need it teased? "White Collar Zoo"-a collection of animal pictures that are almost human will please you greatly. Somerset Maugham's new book "Writer's Notebook" is a collection of all the small items and descriptions over his lifetime that appealed to him as the background to writing a story. Some of them he used, others he discarded as not presenting sufficient meat to build a story, but they still remained interesting. When asked if he knew how many lonely, unattached, middle-aged women disappeared in New York every year Inspector Piper only Said. "Not enough". Little did he know that it would plunge him in the middle of a trail of "Four Lost Ladies" and a ruthless, romantic killer named "Mr. Nemo". TRAINING GROUP TRIVIALS By R. F. Rosar With another week well under way, we see a few new faces around the Training Group and also notice a few missing. The new men that arrived are LTJG V. L. D'Amboise and E. W. Bennett, FCC. We all hope you enjoy your tour of duty here. H. L. Leach, FTC has returned to duty from school at Arma Corp., Brooklyn, N. Y. Among the missing is another one our radiomen. All hands were sorry to see John Prokolishen, RM3 leave. We have two boat builders who have done a very creditable job on their craft. Good fishing to you both. Congratulations and best wishes are in store for Chief and Mrs. Bowman who will be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary on the 6th of February. May they have many more to follow. The inevitable has finally happened. With the coming of the notification of his orders, LTJG Stevenson in the near future will report aboard the USS McCard for duty as Operations Officer. We will all be sorry to see him leave, and wish him all the luck in the world in his next duty. With the bowling league about ready to commence, there are quite a few men practicing every night. If they are as good as we hear they are, they should have an easy go of things. Birthday wishes are extended to John (Charlie Moose) Rickard, YNSN, who celebrated his 20th birthday on 16 January. Better late than never, John. Something about John is really puzzling though. How anyone can get so bald in twenty years is beyond us. The Training Group quintet lost another game that was hard to lose. The game was dropped to Naval Air Station by a score of 52 to 43. We are proud to say that they were in there fighting 'til the last whistle blew. BARGO POINT RENTAL (Continued from Page One) allowance. Under existing Navy Regulations, Articles 1826, 1830, 1833 they are checked according to rank. Until the passage of the Career Compensation Act there was no complaint from enlisted personnel. "There are, as you know, many problems in regard to 'Housing' and I understand that the Secretary of Defense has established a Commission to make a thorough study of the problem. "If we hear of any new development along these lines we will communicate with you immediately. Sincerly yours, /s/ Elise L. Skylstead Elise L. Skylstead Head, Liaison Section Dependents Services Branch" GIRL SCOUT NOTES By Adeline Irwin Saturday morning brought the long awaited letter from the National foudation making our Scouts nomially Troop No. 2. in6 young ladies worked long and diligently on the different activities that had to be performed and on learning the motto, slogan, and law. Mrs. H. A. Erwin put ihgirls through Patrol Formation in reparation for investiture services. Mrs. D. C. Wray and the Scouts gave a very interesting explanation for the popular and much used Girl Scout Circle. This circle represents friendship all over the world and is used in Girl Scout International Activities. Our meeting secured with Mrs. Erwin leading the girls singing Taps in the Goodnite Circle and Mrs. Wray passed the goodnite handshake. The writer will give a willing hand to all ladies interested in Brownies. The Brownie Troop should have one leader, one assistant leader and at least two mothers to help, so how about calling me at 343 and we'll get our Brownies underway. LEEWARD POINT LINES Activity runs high at this outpost as VP-7 is now based here for training operations. In addition the visits by Army jets and troop transports added to the activity of this field. The patio addition to our beer garden, formally known as Cliffside patio, is expected to be in operation within the next two weeks. "Bucky" the doe captured by two of the gang here on 31 December was released last Saturday after efforts to trap a buck had failed. Last Saturday Leeward Point Personnel enjoyed a huge picnic at Recreation Beach. A rousing game of baseball was played followed by some wonderful chow, and brother, believe me there was plenty for all. This weekend, VP-7, the squadron based aboard will have a picnic at Recreations beach. This will no doubt be a high point in the squadron's visit here. CABOT ELIMINATES VU-10 FROM AIRLANT TOURNEY VU-10's basketballers were expected back from Jacksonville today after the quintet from the carrier Cabot handed them their second defeat in the double elimination AirLant tourney. The local five opened their tourney play on Monday night by downing the Cabot by a single point, 57-56, but lost to VX-1 by a 48-38 score. Wednesday night the Cabot eliminated the local squadron by a 58-36 licking. Saturday, 28 January 1950 THE INDIAN Pa e Three

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Satrda 28 Janunarx 195'0 THE INDIAN NAS NOW LEA DI1 BASKETBALL-DEAGUE Unbeaten Flyers Tangle With VU-YO Monday Night The Naval Air Station's all-victorious Flyers were atop the standings in the Base Basketball League this week with a 4-0 record. This week they added Training Group and High School to their list of victims to take over the league lead. Actually in percentage they are tied with VU-10, who has won two and lost none. The Utility Squadron quintet was in Jacksonville this week participating in the AirLant tourney. They were expected back today. The Flyers meet VU-10 in the second game on Monday night's card which has the Marines battling NOB School in the first tilt. Frankie Leighton continued to be one of the main point getters for the Flyers, hitting the cords for 14 points against the High School on Wednesday night and for 12 against the Naval Station last Thursday night. Wilson Adds Points Jack Wilson, of the Hospital added more points to his total in an effort to nail down the high scorer's title this year. He hit for 20 against the Marines on Tuesday night and tipped in six more in limited service against the Naval Station. Wilson and Bradfield of the Naval Station quintet are tied for the most points scored in a single game. Both have dumped in 25 in a single contest. A brief resume of league play since The Indian went to press last week finds that NAS downed the Naval Station by a 46-36 count. As mentioned above Leighton was high man for the victors while "Buddy" Good dropped in ten points for the Naval Station. In the second game of the night, the Marines tripped Training Group by a 38-33 count. Edward Franz paced the Marines with 11 points followed by Dukes with ten markers. Gutting was high man for the Training Group with nine points, all scored in the second half. Monday night the first game between VU-10 and High School was not played as VU-10 was in the States. In the only game that night, the Naval Station spotted NSD an early lead and after the lead see-sawed back and forth some ten times in the second quarter, came on to win over the Supply quintet by a 41-36 count. McManus was high for the Naval Station with eight points followed closely by Jim Bettwy with seven. Martell topped the NSD scoring with ten points while Lazzeroni dropped in 9. Halftime score was 18-17 in favor of the Naval Station. Identical Scores Tuesday both winning teams ran up identical scores of 52. The Hospital clipped the Marines by a 52-29 count in the first game with Wilson dropping in 20 for the Hospital followed by Major with ten. George Call dumped in seven for the Hospital. Franz led the scarlet and gold clad warriors with 8 and was followed by Wilson with 7. Dukes added 6 more to the Marine side of the ledger. In the second game, NAS jumped into an early lead, later relinquished it but regained it in the final quarter to drop the Training Group by a 52-43 score. Charley Smith led the Flyers with 17 points, while Eugene Nelson and "Big Jim" Booth added 12 and 11 points respectively to the Flyers total. For the losers, Crain hit for 15 points followed by Haefner and Jones who both were credited with eight points. Wednesday, the Flyers annexed their fourth win by whipping the High School by a 61-38 count. Leighton was high, with fourteen points and was followed by "Toby" Berg with 12 and Robert Cook with 11. Pete Broughton carried the High School colors high as he tied Leighton for high scoring honors in the game by sinking 14 points for the Green and White. Ed Ondrasik was next with 10 points. The Hospital clipped the Naval Station in the second game by a 36-30 count. Jim Bettwy scored 11 points and Clarence Primm hit for 7 to lead the Naval Station. Reardon was high man for the Hospital dropping in 10 points while Major and Call each had seven points to their credit. The Marines and NSD were to have clashed after The Indian went to press Thursday. The second game with VU-10 and Training Group was postponed due to VU-10's absence. Standing (As of Thursday Morning, 26 Jan.) Team W. L. Pet. NAS -----------4 0 1.000 VU-10 ----------2 0 1.000 Hospital --------3 1 .750 Marines ---------1 2 .333 Training Group 1 2 .333 NSD _------1 2 .333 NavSta --------1 3 .250 High School 0 O 3 .000 True or false: Story tellers are funny folks, because their tales come right out of their heads .. By Allen Collier, Sports Editor NOB SCHOOL DONATES $305 TO MARCH OF DIMES By Skiddy Masterson "Do you have some money for the March of Dimes?" was a very common request to people all over the Base the week before last as students from the NOB School tried to boost their class's contributions above all others. As a matter of fact, the party offered to the winning class was a great impetus to all the boys and girls, and over a period of five days, January 15 to 20, the combined contribution totaled $305.00 This is the highest sum of money ever donated by the students of the school to any welfare fund. This NOB School March of Dimes campaign, which was concurrent with the Base-wide campaign, was run by the High School Student Council under the leadership of its president, Charles Pitts, and its treasurer, Skiddy Masterson. Although the drive began with several of the elementary school classes running neck and neck for first place, the third grade sooi broke out into the lead and by the end of the week had won with total contributions amounting to $57.05. The second grade was next with $47.30, and the first and fourth grades tied for third with a little over $41 each. THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE Monday 1st Game Marines vs. NOB School 2nd. Game VU-10 vs. NAS Tuesday 1st Game NavSta vs. Training Group 2nd. Game NSD vs. Naval Hospital Wednesday 1st Game NavSta vs. NOB School 2nd. Game VU-10 vs. Marines Thursday 1st Game NSD vs. NAS 2nd. Game Naval Hospital vs. Training Group NAVAL STATION LYCEUM Sunday 29 January EASY MONEY Jack Warner Greta Gynt Monday 30 January COUNTERPUNCH Leon Errol Joe Kirkwood Tuesday 31, January THE GAY AMIGO Duncan Renaldo Leo Carrillo Wednesday 1, February MY BROTHER'S KEEPER Jack Warner Jane Hylton Thursday 2, February FLAMING FURY Roy Roberts George Cooper Friday 3, February QUARTET Dirl Bogarde Mione Baddeley S THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-26 Jan 50-2500 Saturday 28 Janua 0


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