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Vol. V, No. 9 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 22 April 1950


NOTED ARCHITECT
PLANS OFFICERS' CLUB
RENOVATIONS

Through the cooperation of the
Bureau of Yards and Docks, Mr.
Oswaldo A. de la Rosa, A. I. A., arrived via FLAWING last week.
Mr. de la Rosa, who is Assistant Head Architect for the Bureau of Yards and Docks, is here in response to an invitation of the Officers' Club for his assistance in planning renovations and redecorations.
Having served for about 20
years in the Bureau of Yards and Docks, Mr. de la Rosa has been the recipient of many coveted architectural awards for excellence of design. He has gained recognition as a foremost architect, and has repeatedly won high honors in competitive exhibits. Last year Mr.
de la Rosa won the First Award and his entry was judged best of show at the Architectural Exhibit in the National Museum, Washing. ton, for his design of the proposed
1,000-bed $35,000,000 medical center
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SERVICEMEN TO GET REDUCED AIR FARES

Scheduled airlines of the United
States have made it possible for military personnel in official status to fly anywhere at a slight reduction of what it costs the civilian
airline traveler.
A discount of 10 percent from
all standard air fares, including one way, roundtrip, circle fares and other combinations, has been granted to all military passengers
on orders.
This is the result of the new
Joint Military Transport Agreement between the Armed Services and 27 of the nation's scheduled
air carriers.
In addition to the 10 percent
discount, any serviceman flying on transportation request is spared the financial headache of the 15 percent federal tax levied on commercial transportation.
Official travel orders no longer
require special air authorization to permit military personnel to get a
TR for air travel.


MARINE BORER EXPERTS
INSPECT COLLAPSING
PIERS

During the past week the Base has been visited by experts in the field of marine borer research and timber water front construction. The party comprised Dr. W. P. Clapp, Director, W. F. Clapp Laboratory, which is renowned for marine borer research work; Mr. Fred Gottschalk, President of the American Wood Preservers Association, and Mr. Ralph Mann, Service Engineer, for the same Association; Dr. S. R. Galler, Assistant Head of the Ecology Branch of the Office of Naval Research; and Mr. George E. Knox, Marine Borer Expert, representing the Bureau of Yards and Docks. Following the local survey, the Board departed for Miami accompanied by the Base Public Works Officer, Commander Lewis M. Davis, Jr., to meet there with scientists of the Marine Laboratory, University of Miami, in conference with the Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, Rear Admiral J. F. Jelley, CEC, USN.
Preliminary to extensive water front rehabilitation work, this group minutely inspected the various water front structures in order to determine the reasons behind the rapid deterioration of the war time structures. Some of the piers are in danger of imminent collapse after a period of only about one quarter of normally estimated life expectancy. The fundamental reason behind the deterioration is the ferocity of attack by marine borers identified as limnoria and teredo, which have in many instances eaten completely through heavy pile supporting timbers within a span of only six years. Although it was known that the Bay waters were seriously infested with many types of very active borers, the rate of destruction in the cases under study has been a source of amazement for scientists and engineers alike.
It is the hope that the findings and conclusions reached by the studies now underway will result in an economical answer to inhibit the activity of the borers on any
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NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORT

Many people do not realize just what the scope of the Navy Relief Society is. The Annual Report forthe Navy Relief Society has just been received here on the Base. This report reveals what has been done by the Navy Relief Society throughout the entire Navy during the year 1949. Some of these figures are interesting in that they reveal the wide spread activities of the Society in assisting Navy personnel and their dependents in meeting some unusual hardships arising out of their service in the Navy.
Number of loans made during the year was 36,476, amounting to $2,006,599.08. During the year loans amounting to $131,991.46 were written off either because of inability to repay the loans or because the loans were uncollectable. Many people do not realize that the Navy Relief does far more than merely loan money. In cases of extreme hardship outright grants of financial assistance are made. During 1949, $160,844.96 was given to those suffering extreme hardship.
Many kinds of assistance are rendered by the Navy Relief Society where there is a real need for relief. The largest single item was loans for hospitalization purposes and these loans amounted to $298,507.74.
The Navy Relief Society is on a firm basis for giving assistance to Navy personnel and dependents in accordance with its charter and purpose. Since the Spanish Main Carnival has as one of its main purposes to provide financial support for the Navy Relief Society, these figures should be convincing proof of the value of the Navy Relief Society to all Navy personnel.
NATION TO SALUTE
ARMED FORCES DAY

On May 20, 1950 the nation salutes its Armed Services in the first "Armed Forces Day" in the history of the nation. This one day, the third Saturday in May, has been designated by President Truman and Defense Secretary Louis A. Johnson.


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Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg..
Room 205 - Phone 254
Saturday, 22 April 1950
U. S, NAVAL OPERATING BASE
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN
Commander
Allen Collier, J03 ----------------- 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 be reprinted with the credit line: AFPS.

TRAINING GROUP
TRIVIALS
Mama is tirt d this morning after escorting her tots in the Kiddies Costume Parade yesterday and maybe, after all her work, her wee one wasn't a winner, and she is inclined to be discouraged. In all probability, Dad is available for assistance today so let's get into the carnival spirit again and enjoy to the fullest the bang-up finale which awaits our pleasure this afternoon and evening.
Fifteen million dollars worth of treasure has actually been found, the nature of which may be viewed by paying particular attention to the Training Group's entry in the float parade today at 1300. This bold but true ( ? ?) estimate was made by "Captain John", who, incidently, is a ladies' man of the old school and personnally appears for your admiration or jealous contempt in the role of a float rider. You owe it to yourself to feast your eyes upon this perennial pretty-boy. He is yours to have and to hold TODAY ONLY!
Last Monday morning we welcomed one more member to our Group of sea-going instructors but Thursday morning we sent one of our old tried and true members to ComTraComdLant for duty. To the new one, James L. Atkins, EMC, we say, "Welcome aboard", and to Edward P. Baker, QMC, we can only say, "Goodbye and Good Luck".
Some of the fellows seem to be having disagreements with the man who gets a hunk of your income called taxes. The ones who figured he owed them got a shock when he sent a notice asking for more. It isn't funny to pay it twice and the glib question is, "Can I prove I've already paid it?"
The bowling league seems to favor the Group's three entries. The latest standing finds those entries running 1-2-3. Now it only remains to be seen which one will be No. 1 at the end.


O'ER THE TEA CUPS
By Betty Radcliffe
Tonite three lucky people will be celebrating their winning of a scooter, freezer and a new Chevy. Oh me, I wish I had been born lucky! Congratulations to you lucky people-whoever you are.,
CAPT and Mrs. 0. Pederson gave a "Tacky party" Friday nite Apr. 14. Such an array of fashion I have never seen the likes of beforeall the way from a Hillbilly Grandma to the "it" gal of the '20s, complete with "The Charleston".
Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Hard celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary with a party at their home on Fri., Apr. 14. May you have many more years of wedded bliss, Helen and Hugh.
CHPCLK and Mrs. L.W. Grimmer entertained with a picnic in their yard last Saturday. The picnic could have been called a birthday picnic in honor of the birthday of LTJG R. E. Beattie.
Have you noticed the new face lifting going on around Marine Site? The buildings look much better with the new paint. Such a delightfully cool color at the pool � . . it certainly looks inviting.
Don't forget the new hours at the PX. Won't do you any good to go there on Sundays-you won't be able to get in, but you can go in on Mondays now.
Over at the NAS Sewing Shop you can get Indian head material
-a large variety of colors-at a reasonable price.
There has been quite a little excitement in the Ladies' Bowling League. Last week Mrs. R. E. Lissarrague bowled 200 and a few days later Mrs. C. L. Powell bowled 201. That shows up a lot of men bowlers.
Recently, in Church, little Bennett Boyles was closely watching the collection plate as it was being passed. When the plate was on the aisle in back of Bennett, he was up on his knees and observing all that was going on; one gentleman, for reasons best known to himself, was letting the plate pass without contributing . . . Bennett saw this and said, "Ha Ha, you didn't really put anything in, did you?"
That reminds me of the time my son, at the age 2, had been promised some ice cream if he would be a good boy during the movie, As we walked out of the theatre, my husband said, "Jay, do you want an Ice Cream Sundae?" and Jay cried "No Daddy, I want it today!"
'Bye Now.

He: Since I met you, I can't eat, I can't drink, I can't sleep.
She: Why?
He: I'm broke.

All some gals know about cooking is how to bring a guy to a boil.


Sunday, 23 April 1950 Catholic Masses 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel 1745Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass - 0630 Confessions before all Masses Protestant Services 0930-Sunday School at Schoolhouse 1100-Naval Base Chapel Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1930
Chaplains at this Activity CDR R. W. FAULK, USN
(Protestant)
LT P. J. MARRON, USNR
(Catholic)

HOSPITAL NOTES


Nursery News: Susan Lee Jones born 11 April to BMC and Mrs. H.P. Jones; Richard Earl McCormick born 14 April to BM1 and Mrs. R.R. McCormick; James Robert Oliver born 15 April to ADC and Mrs. C.J. Oliver.
The biggest news around the hospital this week concerns the coming change of command. CAPT David 0. Zearbaugh, MC, USN has been ordered detached on or about 1 June at Naval Hospital, Memphis to relieve CAPT Robbins at Gtmo. The orders have been expected for sometime, so did not come as a surprise. CAPT Robbins has not yet received his orders.
CMC Riddle has received orders to CNAT for further assignment, and Hulst, HM1 has received orders to ComELEVEN for further assignment.
LT A.J. Poytress, NC, USN, reported for duty 19 April to relieve LT L. E. Ceaglske as Chief Nurse. Miss Ceaglske was detached 20 April and departed via FLAW for her new duty station at U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. We were all sorry to see Miss Ceaglske go and hope she will enjoy her new job. The Hospital Family welcomes Miss Poytress to the fold and feels sure that she will find Cuba most enjoyable.
Orders of acceptance of resignations from the Navy were received this week for LTJG Carrie J. Wright and LTJG Ida Malaspina. Mrs. Wright will go through the separation process here on the station; Miss Malaspina will be separated in the States. Both are awaiting the reporting of their reliefs. Two other nurses, LTs Jugan and Hafemeister have also received detachment orders.

When the little grain of wheat woke up inside a loaf of bread it cried: "My gawd. I've been reaped."
Ideas are like children-your own are very wonderful.

People who live in glass houses shouldn't.


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~Girl scout,


Notes
By Adeline Irwin
Do YOU believe in Fairies? No?
Well, the Brownies are the fairies' own, didn't you know? The little people are especially loved and watched over by the Fairy Folk.
The fairies, as you very well know, love activities that seem a little foolish to most adults, but that's the reason the Brownies love the games, songs and "things to do"
in Brownie Scouting. Last week, the leaders helped the little gals to make their promise out of . "Alphabet Macaroni." Two of the Brownies went home proudly wearS ing Lapel Pins they earned by being
the quickest and neatest to finish.
The games were as full of life and excitement as ever and yours truly . wonders who went to bed the earliest, the Brownies or their Leaders? The Intermediate Troop is still hard at practicing and ask no reward but for their parents to attend the ceremony, the 25th of
April at Victory Hill.
Last month the Scouts collected
magazines for the Hospital and have received the following letter in appreciation: "The Hospital Service Volunteers thank the girls in Girl Scout Troop 2 for their splendid effort in collecting magazines for the hospital."
Cordially
Jean G. Gould (Sec.)

*. TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP

By Ramona Moses
Dr. Nelson was rushed to the
hospital last Friday afternoon in a critical condition resulting from s blood clot. The students extend their sympathy and wish her a
speedy recovery.
April seems not only to be the
month of showers, but of birthdays too. Betty Parks celebrated her fifteenth birthday with an outdoor party. After fun, food and drinks, the tired, happy group went to the NOB Movie. Ramona Sparks and George MacMichael each have a birthdays coming up, parties too
(we hope).
The NOB School received some
cuts for the Year Book. The Student Council is well pleased and working hard putting the Year
Book together.
Last Saturday evening Joan
McNeal entertained Barbara Thomas, Jeaneen Hummell, Ramona S Sparks, Al Havard, Charles Pitts,
Skiddy Masterson and Pete Broughton. From what I hear charades seemed to be the game of the
evening.
See you at the Carnival!


By CPL Allen Brown
Howdy, fellows-good news for all you ardent sport fans this week; our softball team stood undefeated this past week with the exception of one game which we lost to the Naval Hospital. No comments on that game.
Some more news of special interest to all hands-beginning this week, this column is having a new addition; that is what I said, something new is to be added. That's right-a short biography of and about your favorite stars on your favorite team. This week the honor goes to CPL Frank Dales, our exNavy lad, who has made an excellent showing for both himself and the team this season. Here is his story:
"I was born in Newell, West Virginia in the late days of October, 1924. Attended and graduated from high school in Newell in 1942. After graduation, I enlisted in Uncle Sam's Navy and served primarily in the Asiatic theater. After being discharged in 1945, I attended Fairmont State College, located at Fairmont, West Virginia. Here, I participated in varsity football and baseball. In 1947, I enlisted in the 'good old Corps' and since being stationed in Gtmo. have played both baseball and softball." (Note: In passing, it should be noted that CPL Dales had the misfortune to fracture a rib while sliding into base during a recent game.)
Here is the latest and final results of the Post Bowling League-the First Section, Guard Platoon "B" Team came out on top with the Headquarters Platoon Team a close second. In third place was the Officers' Team. Sergeant Major T. 'Carcelli bowled the high average without handicap, while PFC R. M. Safron took the high average with handicap. Captain Cass bowled to the first place position in the high handicap single and in the top position for the high handicap triple was lstLT Neef.
Congratulations are in order for PVT Lumpkin who has been recently promoted to PFC.
I have a special request for all of you at Marine Barracks this week: come on out and help support your team! ! ! They are playing for you so come out and help them win for you. A little "esprit de corps" from a team's fans goes a long way in determining the final outcome of a game.
You will be hearing from me again next week, til then"Come, darling, take this medicine. Your Daddy spent his last dollar for it."
Little sister gulped and took it. Later she said, "Daddy, if you think you can afford it, I'd like to throw this up."


~Boy Scout

Affairs

You haven't heard much from the Scouts so far, but from now on you will hear plenty!
We now have a new schedule for our meetings that everyone seems highly in favor of. Twentysix voted for it and zero voted against it-be your own judge!
The Scouts are on the move now, and there will be a great deal of activity in the future.
The first time you will really see the Scouts in action will be during the 'Spanish Main Carnival". They are building a float for the parade, and will also be in charge of some of the concessions.
Another overnight hike is planned for Escondido Bay on or about April 29th. A fast-moving, vigorous and fun-packed schedule will be followed by the boys from the time they arrive at Escondido until they leave.
The Boy Scouts will soon be holding a court of honor for the advancement of several of the boys. Their names will appear in "Boy Scouts Notes" next week.

VU-10 NOTES
By C. P. Dougias, PN1
Almost everyone in the squadron is buzzing around in an effort to sparkle up the planes and hangar spaces prior to the surprise inspection by Wing Headquarters this week some time. Prior to the time we received the word on this inspection, all hands were trodding a path to Small Stores to replace all missing items from their lockers for the bag inspection which was expected to be held this week. Now that we still don't know what to expect in the line of Wing inspection, everyone is kinda shoveling sand against the tide.
"Bum Dope" Medica and his string of- softballers finally came through Tuesday night, and handed "Lippy" Fenters and his Naval Air Station nine the small end of a three to two count. We weren't so much impressed by the score as we were the fact that Fenters had informed us on many previous, occasions that VU-10 hadn't the ghost of a change against his sluggers. Oh well, Confucius say "Last laugh better than first sneer."
It appears that in the not too distant future quite a few of the high priced help within the squadron will be returning to duty in the States. Reliable source hath it that the Skipper, Exec, Pers. Officer, and a few others are in the little red book in Wash. for a move soon. We know they're all skeptical of leaving dear old VU-10, but
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DARK HORSE NAVAL STATION NINE
TAKES FIRST ROUND IN SOFTBALL
By Allen Collier, J03, Editor
The Naval Station softball team, That was the scoring until the one of the darkest of dark horses bottom of the seventh when the when the 1950 softball season open- Marines collected two runs to tie ed today had successfully completed the ball game up at 4-4. half the fight, by taking the first No one scored in the eighth and half title. in the ninth the Sluggers got their
Not content with their role of fifth and sixth runs on three singles. being a "mediocre" team the Slug- The lead off man for the Marines gers turned out to be just what slammed a home run to close the their nickname implies as they gap to one run. With one man out rolled through six games with an the Marines had the tying run on unblemished slate. Closest call came third but the next man fanned and with the Marines when they had to then Dukes the marine pitcher go all out in nine innings to win, bounced out, third to first, the ball by a 6-5 count. beating him to first by about
"Lippy" Fenters' Flyers, pride of half a step.
the coach, dropped two games to Final First Round Standings be deadlocked in second place with Team W. L. VU-10. The F l y e r s, defending Naval Station ----------6 0
champions of the Base softball Naval Air Station ------ 4 2 crown, started out in a rush then VU-10 -----------------4 2
were trounced, 8 to 3 by the Naval Hospital ---------------3 3
Station and on Tuesday night with Marines ---------------3 3
three regular players out of the Training Group ---------1 5 line-up the Flyers were handed a N. S. D. ----------------0 6
3-2 loss by VU-10 who had lost
their opening game to the Naval NAVY DEVELOPS NEW Station.
Thus, going into the final half REPORT FOR SENIOR of the season it looks like the PETTY OFFICERS Naval Station may well be the
1950 champions. At least they will Twice within the next year the be in the play-offs for the title duty performance of Navy Chief even if they drop from the top of petty officers and first class petty the standings the second half. officers will be reported upon and
A round-up of the first half from submitted to the Bureau of Naval the time the last article appeared Personnel. The evaluations will be in The Indian shows that, the similiar to the fitness reports reMarines had the highest scoring quired of naval officers, and may spree during the first round, trounc- determine whether the present ing the Training Group, 25-4. quarterly marks system for CPO's
Probably the top game of the first and POls may be revised later.
half was the nine inning battle be- The first report will be submitted tween the Naval Station and the to BuPers July 15. The second reMarines last Tuesday night which port will be submitted Jan. 15, 1951, saw the Marines lose a close 6-5 unless the plan is later extended decision. beyond that date.
The irst two innings were score- "Since the Evaluation Sheet will less but the Naval Station pushed become one of the most important across three runs in the third when records available to the Bureau of Joe Stocklosa cut loose with a cir- senior petty officers, commanding cuit clout with two mates on Base. officers will insure that careful The Marines got one in their half thought is given to the completion of the third to trail by two. A pair of this report," according to BuPers of singles gave the Sluggers run Circular Letter 23-50 (NDB, 15 number four in the top of the Feb. 1950), the directive which anfourth and the Leathernecks added nounced the new plan. one in their half of the inning. The report is called "The Chief and First Class Petty Officer EvaluBASEBALL SEASON HERE ation Sheet" (NavPers 1339). It will be used to supplement other
TO OPEN ABOUT 15 MAY service documents to be used as a guide in selecting POs for special
According to an announcement missions, for duty as instructors, by the local Recreation Office this and for promotions to warrant ofweek, the 1950 Base baseball league ficer or limited duty officers- or will get underway'abbut 15 May. for promotion to CPO in the case
All commands are to submit the of POls.
names of team managers and their Where unsatisfactory or unfavorphone numbers 'for the coming able marks or comments are made baseball season to LTJG V. Carta, on the evaluation sheet, the CPO the Naval Station Recreation offi- or P01 reported on will be precer, prior to 3 May '1950. sented with the report on which
The 1950 softball season, now in he may write in his own explanafull swing, is scheduled to end on tion or sign a statement that he May 8. does not desire to make comment.


NOTED ARCHITECT
PLANS OFFICERS' CLUB
RENOVATIONS
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for Guam. He has been instrumental in the design of most of the Naval and Marine Air Bases, including Inyokern Laboratory, California, which is known as one of the most modern establishments of its kind in the country.
He is a noted expert on color and decoration, and has designed many of the best officers' clubs. The most noteworthy of these is the Club at the Marine Corps Base, Cherry Point, and more recently he made the preliminary studies for the swank Officers' Club at Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. On the basis of these studies, this Club has been universally acclaimed as second-to-none in its functional layout and resplendent appointments.
It is anticipated that Mr. de la Rosa will present a plan which can serve as a basis for orderly and harmonious redecoration and renovation to bring the Officers' Club up to its rightful standard.

MARINE BORER EXPERTS
INSPECT COLLAPSING
PIERS
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replacements or new structures which are erected at the Bay. The extent of cooperation between the Navy and other professional organizations can be recognized from the interest shown by these organizations in sending their foremost experts on this inspection.

VU-10 NOTES
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since they're all being handed good assignments, guess they won't be too annoyed.
We lose four fine peons this week, too. Jenkins, AD1, who's going to Weeksville, N. C. to wait for transfer to Fleet Reserve after nineteen years plus; Henson, AD3, to Jax and Etheredge, AM2 to Corpus. Jenkins informs us he's going to sit on his front porch and toss Schlitz bottles at all who would offer him a job at manual labor. Not a bad idea at that. We're also losing one of our office workers, Miller, YNSN, who is being discharged. If we keep losing men, like him, one of these days, we're going to have to do something in the line of work.
First girl: "Oh, I think my legs are terrible."
Second girl: "Don't worry about them. There's many a fish been caught with bent pins."
When it goes in a car, it's a shipment; but when it goes in a ship it's a cargo.


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Vol. V, No. 9 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 22 April 1950 NOTED ARCHITECT PLANS OFFICERS' CLUB RENOVATIONS Through the cooperation of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, Mr. Oswaldo A. de la Rosa, A. I. A., arrived via FLAWING last week. Mr. de la Rosa, who is Assistant Head Architect for the Bureau of Yards and Docks, is here in response to an invitation of the Officers' Club for his assistance in planning renovations and redecorations. Having served for about 20 years in the Bureau of Yards and Docks, Mr. de la Rosa has been the recipient of many coveted architectural awards for excellence of design. He has gained recognition as a foremost architect, and has repeatedly won high honors in competitive exhibits. Last year Mr. de la Rosa won the First Award and his entry was judged best of show at the Architectural Exhibit in the National Museum, Washing* ton, for his design of the proposed 1,000-bed $35,000,000 medical center (Continued on Page Four) SERVICEMEN TO GET REDUCED AIR FARES Scheduled airlines of the United States have made it possible for military personnel in official status to fly anywhere at a slight reduction of what it costs the civilian airline traveler. A discount of 10 percent from all standard air fares, including one way, roundtrip, circle fares and other combinations, has been granted to all military passengers on orders. This is the result of the new Joint Military Transport Agreement between the Armed Services and 27 of the nation's scheduled air carriers. In addition to the 10 percent discount, any serviceman flying on transportation request is spared the financial headache of the 15 percent federal tax levied on commercial transportation. Official travel orders no longer require special air authorization to permit military personnel to get a TR for air travel. MARINE BORER EXPERTS INSPECT COLLAPSING PIERS During the past week the Base has been visited by experts in the field of marine borer research and timber water front construction. The party comprised Dr. W. P. Clapp, Director, W. F. Clapp Laboratory, which is renowned for marine borer research work; Mr. Fred Gottschalk, President of the American Wood Preservers Association, and Mr. Ralph Mann, Service Engineer, for the same Association; Dr. S. R. Galler, Assistant Head of the Ecology Branch of the Office of Naval Research; and Mr. George E. Knox, Marine Borer Expert, representing the Bureau of Yards and Docks. Following the local survey, the Board departed for Miami accompanied by the Base Public Works Officer, Commander Lewis M. Davis, Jr., to meet there with scientists of the Marine Laboratory, University of Miami, in conference with the Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, Rear Admiral J. F. Jelley, CEC, USN. Preliminary to extensive water front rehabilitation work, this group minutely inspected the various water front structures in order to determine the reasons behind the rapid deterioration of the war time structures. Some of the piers are in danger of imminent collapse after a period of only about one quarter of normally estimated life expectancy. The fundamental reason behind the deterioration is the ferocity of attack by marine borers identified as limnoria and teredo, which have in many instances eaten completely through heavy pile supporting timbers within a span of only six years. Although it was known that the Bay waters were seriously infested with many types of very active borers, the rate of destruction in the cases under study has been a source of amazement for scientists and engineers alike. It is the hope that the findings and conclusions reached by the studies now underway will result in an economical answer to inhibit the activity of the borers on any (Continued on Page Four) NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORT Many people do not realize just what the scope of the Navy Relief Society is. The Annual Report for the Navy Relief Society has just been received here on the Base. This report reveals what has been done by the Navy Relief Society throughout the entire Navy during the year 1949. Some of these figures are interesting in that they reveal the wide spread activities of the Society in assisting Navy personnel and their dependents in meeting some unusual hardships arising out of their service in the Navy. Number of loans made during the year was 36,476, amounting to $2,006,599.08. During the year loans amounting to $131,991.46 were written off either because of inability to repay the loans or because the loans were uncollectable. Many people do not realize that the Navy Relief does far more than merely loan money. In cases of extreme hardship outright grants of financial assistance are made. During 1949, $160,844.96 was given to those suffering extreme hardship. Many kinds of assistance are rendered by the Navy Relief Society where there is a real need for relief. The largest single item was loans for hospitalization purposes and these loans amounted to $298,507.74. The Navy Relief Society is on a firm basis for giving assistance to Navy personnel and dependents in accordance with its charter and purpose. Since the Spanish Main Carnival has as one of its main purposes to provide financial support for the Navy Relief Society, these figures should be convincing proof of the value of the Navy Relief Society to all Navy personnel. NATION TO SALUTE ARMED FORCES DAY On May 20, 1950 the nation salutes its Armed. Services in the first "Armed Forces Day" in the history of the nation. This one day, the third Saturday in May, has been designated by President Truman and Defense Secretary Louis A. Johnson.

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Page Two TEIDA audy 2Arl15 Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg. Room 205 -Phone 254 Saturday, 22 April 1950 U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN Commander Allen Collier, J03------------------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 be reprinted with the credit line: AFPS. TRAINING GROUP TRIVIALS Mama is tirEd this morning after escorting her tots in the Kiddies Costume Parade yesterday and maybe, after all her work, her wee one wasn't a winner, and she is inclined to be discouraged. In all probability, Dad is available for assistance today so let's get into the carnival spirit again and enjoy to the fullest the bang-up finale which awaits our pleasure this afternoon and evening. Fifteen million dollars worth of treasure has actually been found, the nature of which may be viewed by paying particular attention to the Training Group's entry in the float parade today at 1300. This bold but true ( ? ?) estimate was made by "Captain John", who, incidently, is a ladies' man of the old school and personnally appears for your admiration or jealous contempt in the role of a float rider. You owe it to yourself to feast your eyes upon this perennial pretty-boy. He is yours to have and to hold TODAY ONLY! Last Monday morning we welcomed one more member to our Group of sea-going instructors but Thursday morning we sent one of our old tried and true members to ComTraComdLant for duty. To the new one, James L. Atkins, EMC, we say, "Welcome aboard", and to Edward P. Baker, QMC, we can only say, "Goodbye and Good Luck". Some of the fellows seem to be having disagreements with the man who gets a hunk of your income called taxes. The ones who figured he owed them got a shock when he sent a notice asking for more. It isn't funny to pay it twice and the glib question is, "Can I prove I've already paid it?" The bowling league seems to favor the Group's three entries. The latest standing finds those entries running 1-2-3. Now it only remains to be seen which one will be No. 1 at the end. O'ER THE TEA CUPS By Betty Radcliffe Tonite three lucky people will be celebrating their winning of a scooter, freezer and a new Chevy. Oh me, I wish I had been born lucky! Congratulations to you lucky people-whoever you are. CAPT and Mrs. 0. Pederson gave a "Tacky party" Friday nite Apr. 14. Such an array of fashion I have never seen the likes of beforeall the way from a Hillbilly Grandma to the "it" gal of the '20s, complete with "The Charleston". Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Hard celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary with a party at their home on Fri., Apr. 14. May you have many more years of wedded bliss, Helen and Hugh. CHPCLK and Mrs. L. W. Grimmer entertained with a picnic in their yard last Saturday. The picnic could have been called a birthday picnic in honor of the birthday of LTJG R. E. Beattie. Have you noticed the new face lifting going on around Marine Site? The buildings look much better with the new paint. Such a delightfully cool color at the pool .it certainly looks inviting. Don't forget the new hours at the PX. Won't do you any good to go there on Sundays-you won't be able to get in, but you can go in on Mondays now. Over at the NAS Sewing Shop you can get Indian head material -a large variety of colors-at a reasonable price. There has been quite a little excitement in the Ladies' Bowling League. Last week Mrs. R. E. Lissarrague bowled 200 and a few days later Mrs. C. L. Powell bowled 201. That shows up a lot of men bowlers. Recently, in Church, little Bennett Boyles was closely watching the collection plate as it was being passed. When the plate was on the aisle in back of Bennett, he was up on his knees and observing all that was going on; one gentleman, for reasons best known to himself, was letting the plate pass without contributing ...Bennett saw this and said, "Ha Ha, you didn't really put anything in, did you?" That reminds me of the time my son, at the age 2, had been promised some ice cream if he would be a good boy during the movie. As we walked out of the theatre, my husband said, "Jay, do you want an Ice Cream Sundae?" and Jay cried "No Daddy, I want it today!" 'Bye Now. He: Since I met you, I can't eat, I can't drink, I can't sleep. She: Why? He: I'm broke. All some gals know about cooking is how to bring a guy to a boil. Sunday, 23 April 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 Protestant Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 1930 Chaplains at this Activity CDR R. W. FAULK, USN (Protestant) LT P. J. MARRON, USNR (Catholic) HOSPITAL NOTES Nursery News: Susan Lee Jones born 11 April to BMC and Mrs. H. P. Jones; Richard Earl McCormick born 14 April to BM1 and Mrs. R. R. McCormick; James Robert Oliver born 15 April to ADC and Mrs. C. J. Oliver. The biggest news around the hospital this week concerns the coming change of command. CAPT David 0. Zearbaugh, MC, USN has been ordered detached on or about 1 June at Naval Hospital, Memphis to relieve CAPT Robbins at Gtmo. The orders have been expected for sometime, so did not come as a surprise. CAPT Robbins has not yet received his orders. CMC Riddle has received orders to CNAT for further assignment, and Hulst, HM1 has received orders to ComELEVEN for further assignment. LT A. J. Poytress, NC, USN, reported for duty 19 April to relieve LT L. E. Ceaglske as Chief Nurse. Miss Ceaglske was detached 20 April and departed via FLAW for her new duty station at U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. We were all sorry to see Miss Ceaglske go and hope she will enjoy her new job. The Hospital Family welcomes Miss Poytress to the fold and feels sure that she will find Cuba most enjoyable. Orders of acceptance of resignations from the Navy were received this week for LTJG Carrie J. Wright and LTJG Ida Malaspina. Mrs. Wright will go through the separation process here on the station; Miss Malaspina will be separated in the States. Both are awaiting the reporting of their reliefs. Two other nurses, LTs Jugan and Hafemeister have also received detachment orders. When the little grain of wheat woke up inside a loaf of bread it cried: "My gawd. I've been reaped." * Ideas are like children-your own are very wonderful. People who live in glass houses shouldn't. 0 9 Page Two THE INDIAN Saturday. 22 April 1950

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Saturday, 22 April 1950 THE INDIAN Page Three scout, H dy fCPL Allen Brown f Notes all ardent sport fans th s our softball team stood undefeated By Adeline Irwin this nast week with the exception Do YOU believe in Fairies? No? of one game which we lost to the Well, the Brownies are the fairies' Naval Hospital. No comments on own, didn't you know? The little that game. people are especially loved and Some more news of special inwatched over by the Fairy Folk. terest to all hands-beginning this The fairies, as you very well know, week, this column is having a nev love activities that seem a little addition; that is what I said, somefoolish to most adults, but that's thing new is to be added. That's the reason the Brownies love the right--n short biography of and games, songs and "things to do" about your favorite stars on your in Brownie Scouting. Last week, favorite team. This week the honor the leaders helped the little gals goes to CPL Frank Dales, our exto make their promise out of Navy lad, who has made an ex"Alphabet Macaroni." Two of the excellent showing for both himself Brownies went home proudly wearand the team this season. Here iing Lapel Pins they earned by being is his story: the quickest and neatest to finish. "I was born in Newell, West The games were as full of life and Virginia in the late days of October, excitement as ever and yours truly 1924. Attended and graduated from wonders who went to bed the earlihigh school in Newell in 1942. After est, the Brownies or their Leadgraduation, I enlisted in Uncle ers ? The Intermediate Troop is Sam's Navy and served primarily still hard at practicing and ask no in the Asiatic theater. After being reward but for their parents to discharged in 1945, I attended Fairattend the ceremony, the 25th of mont State College, located at April at Victory Hill. Fairmont, West Virginia. Here, I Last month the Scouts collected participated in varsity football and magazines for the Hospital and baseball. In 1947, I enlisted in the have received the following letter good old Corps and since being in appreciation: "The Hospital stationed in Gtmo. have played Service Volunteers thank the girls both baseball and softball." (Note: in Girl Scout Troop 2 for their In passing, it should be noted that splendid effort in collecting magCPL Dales had the misfortune to azines for the hospital." fracture a rib while sliding into Cordially base during a recent game.) Jean G. Gould (Sec.) Here is the latest and final results of the Post Bowling League-the First Sectioni, Guard Platoon "B" TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP Team came out on top with the W Headquarters Platoon Team a close By Ramona Moses second. In third place was the OffiDr. Nelson was rushed to the cers' Team. Sergeant Major T. hospital last Friday afternoon in Carcelli bowled the high average a critical condition resulting from without handicap, while PFC R. M. a blood clot. The students extend Safron took the high average with their sympathy and wish her a handicap. Captain Cass bowled to speedy recovery. tefrtpaepsto ntehg April seems not only to be the handicap single and in the top month of showers, but of birthdays position for the high handicap too. Betty Parks celebrated her triple was lstLT Neef. fifteenth birthday with an outdoor Congratulations are in order for party. After fun, food and drinks, PVT Lumpkin who has been rethe tired, happy group went to the gently promoted to PFC. NOB Movie. Ramona Sparks and I have a special request for all George MacMichael each have a of you at Marine Barracks this birthdays coming up, parties too week: come on out and help support (we hope). your team! ! They are playing The NOB School received some for you so come out and help them cuts for the Year Book. The Studwin for you. A little esprit de ent Council is well pleased and corps from a team's fans goes a workng ardputtng he ear long way in determining the final working hard putting the Yeara game. BookYou will be hearing from me Last Saturday evening Joan again next week, til thenMcNeal entertained Barbara Thomas, Jeaneen Hummell, Ramona "Come, darling, take this mediS Sparks, Al Havard, Charles Pitts, cine. Your Daddy spent his last Skiddy Masterson and Pete Broughdollar for it." ton. From what I hear charades Little sister gulped and took it. :seemed to be the game of the Later she said, "Daddy, if you evening. think you can afford it, I'd like See you at the Carnival! to throw this up." Boy Scut A Affairs You haven't heard much from the Scouts so far, but from now on you will hear plenty! We now have a new schedule for our meetings that everyone seems highly in favor of. Twentysix voted for it and zero voted against it----be your own judge! The Scouts are on the move now, and there will be a great deal of activity in the future. The first time you will really see the Scouts in action will be during the ''Spanish Main Carnival". They are building a float for the parade, and will also be in charge of some of the concessions. Another overnight hike is planned for Escondido Bay on or about April 29th. A fast-moving, vigorous and fun-packed schedule will be followed by the boys from the time they arrive at Escondido until they leave. The Boy Scouts will soon be holding a court of honor for the advancement of several of the boys. Their names will appear in "Boy Scouts Notes" next week. VU-10 NOTES By C. P. Dougins, PN1 Almost everyone in the squadron is buzzing around in an effort to sparkle up the planes and hangar spaces prior to the surprise inspection by Wing Headquarters this week some time. Prior to the time we received the word on this inspection, all hands were trodding a path to Small Stores to replace all missing items from their lockers for the bag inspection which was expected to be held this week. Now that we still don't know what to expect in the line of Wing inspection, everyone is kinda shoveling sand against the tide. "Bum Dope" Medica and his string of softballers finally came through Tuesday night, and handed "Lippy" Fenters and his Naval Air Station nine the small end of a three to two count. We weren't so much impressed by the score as we were the fact that Fenters had informed us on many previous occasions that VU-10 hadn't the ghost of a change against his sluggers. Oh well, Confucius say "Last laugh better than first sneer." It appears that in the not too distant future quite a few of the high priced help within the squadron will be returning to duty in the States. Reliable source hath it that the Skipper, Exec, Pers. Officer, and a few others are in the little red book in Wash. for a move soon. We know they're all skeptical of leaving dear old VU-10, but (Continued on Page Four) Saturday, 22 April 1950 Page Three THE INDIAN

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Saturday, 22 April 1950 THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay-20 Apr 50-2500 DARK HORSE NAVAL STATION NINE TAKES FIRST ROUND IN SOFTBALL By Allen Collier, J03 Editor The Naval Station softball team, That was the scoring until the one of the darkest of dark horses bottom of the seventh when the when the 1950 softball season openMarines collected two runs to tie ed today had successfully completed the ball game up at 4-4. half the fight, by taking the first No one scored in the eighth and half title. in the ninth the Sluggers got their Not content with their role of fifth and sixth runs on three singles. being a "mediocre" team the SlugThe lead off man for the Marines gers turned out to be just what slammed a home run to close the their nickname implies as they gap to one run. With one man out rolled through six games with an the Marines had the tying run on unblemished slate. Closest call came third but the next man fanned and with the Marines when they had to then Dukes the marine pitcher go all out in nine innings to win, bounced out, third to first, the ball by a 6-5 count. beating him to first by about "Lippy" Fenters' Flyers, pride of half a step. the coach, dropped two games to Final First Round Standings be deadlocked in second place with Team W. L. VU-10. The F l yer s, defending Naval Station-----------6 0 champions of the Base softball Naval Air Station-------4 2 crown, started out in a rush then VU-10-----------------4 2 were trounced, 8 to 3 by the Naval Hospital----------------3 3 Station and on Tuesday night with Marines----------------3 3 three regular players out of the Training Group----------1 5 line-up the Flyers were handed a N. S. D.----------------0 6 3-2 loss by VU-10 who had lost their opening game to the Naval NAVY DEVELOPS NEW Station. Thus, going into the final half of the season it looks like the PETTY OFFICERS Naval Station may well be the 1950 champions. At least they will Twice within the next year the be in the play-offs for the title duty performance of Navy Chief even if they drop from the top of petty officers and first class petty the standings the second half. officers will be reported upon and A round-up of the first half from submitted to the Bureau of Naval the time the last article appeared Personnel. The evaluations will be in The Indian shows that, the similar to the fitness reports reMarines had the highest scoring quired of naval officers, and may spree during the first round, trouncdetermine whether the present ing the Training Group, 25-4. quarterly marks system for CPO's Probably the top game of the first and P0ls may be revised later. half was the nine inning battle beThe first report will be submitted tween the Naval Station and the to BuPers July 15. The second reMarines last Tuesday night which port will be submitted Jan. 15, 1951, saw the Marines lose a close 6-5 unless the plan is later extended decision. beyond that date. The 'first two innings were score"Since the Evaluation Sheet will less but the Naval Station pushed become one of the most important across three runs in the third when records available to the Bureau of Joe Stocklosa cut loose with a cirsenior petty officers, commanding cuit clout with two mates on Base. officers will insure that careful The Marines got one in their half thought is given to the completion of the third to trail by two. A pair of this report," according to BuPers of singles gave the Sluggers run Circular Letter 23-50 (NDB, 15 number four in the top of the Feb. 1950), the directive which anfourth and the Leathernecks added bounced the new plan. one in their half of the inning. The report is called "The Chief BASEBALL SEASON HERE TO OPEN ABOUT 15 MAY According to an announcement by the local Recreation Office this week, the 1950 Base baseball league will get underway about 15 May. All commands are to submit the names of team managers and their phone numbers for the coming baseball season to LTJG V. Carta, the Naval Station Recreation officer, prior to 3 May 1950. The 1950 softball season, now in full swing, is scheduled to end on May 8. and First Class Petty Officer Evaluation Sheet" (NavPers 1339). It will be used to supplement other service documents to be used as a guide in selecting POs for special missions, for duty as instructors, and for promotions to warrant officer or limited duty officers -or for promotion to CPO in the case of POls. Where unsatisfactory or unfavorable marks or comments are made on the evaluation sheet, the CPO or P01 reported on will be presented with the report on which he may write in his, own explanation or sign a statement that he does not desire to make comment. NOTED ARCHITECT PLANS OFFICERS' CLUB RENOVATIONS (Continued from Page One) for Guam. He has been instrumental in the design of most of the Naval and Marine Air Bases, including Inyokern Laboratory, California, which is known as one of the most modern establishments of its kind in the country. He is a noted expert on color and decoration, and has designed many of the best officers' clubs. The most noteworthy of these is the Club at the Marine Corps Base, Cherry Point, and more recently he made the preliminary studies for the swank Officers' Club at Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. On the basis of these studies, this Club has been universally acclaimed as second-to-none in its functional layout and resplendent appointments. It is anticipated that Mr. de la Rosa will present a plan which can serve as a basis for orderly and harmonious redecoration and renovation to bring the Officers' Club up to its rightful standard. MARINE BORER EXPERTS INSPECT COLLAPSING PIERS (Continued from Page One) replacements or new structures which are erected at the Bay. The extent of cooperation between the Navy and other professional organizations can be recognized from the interest shown by these organizations in sending their foremost experts on this inspection. VU-10 NOTES (Continued from Page Three) since they're all being handed good assignments, guess they won't be too annoyed. We lose four fine peons this week, too. Jenkins, AD1, who's going to Weeksville, N. C. to wait for transfer to Fleet Reserve after nineteen years plus; Henson, AD3, to Jax and Etheredge, AM2 to Corpus. Jenkins informs us he's going to sit on his front porch and toss Schlitz bottles at all who would offer him a job at manual labor. Not a bad idea at that. We're also losing one of our office workers,. Miller, YNSN, who is being discharged. If we keep losing men like him, one of these days, we're going to have to do something in the line of work. First girl: "Oh, I think my legs are terrible." Second girl: "Don't worry about them. There's many a fish been caught with bent pins." When it goes in a car, it's a shipment; but when it goes in a, ship it's a cargo. S 9 S Saturday, 22 April l950 THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay--20 Apr 50-2500


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