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Vol. V, No. 10 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 29 April 1950


CRASHBOAT BLAST
FATAL TO ONE

Second Man On Critical List Due
to High Octane Explosion

An explosion aboard the NAS Crashboat Mona Wednesday afternoon resulted in the death of one man and serious injury to another. The dead man is Eugene T. Bayard, MM2. Critically injured was Donald A. Beahm, SN. Reports from the Naval Hospital at press time indicated the Beahm's condition was still serious and would remain so for several days.
Piece by piece reports of what actually took place were recorded and as The Indian went to press a three man board of investigation was looking into the explosion.
The story of what happened as learned early Thursday by The Indian indicates that the explosion came after the Crashboat had finished taking on 1,400 gallons of high octane at the Fuel Pier. The crashboat had been towed by rearming boats from the ways at Ships Repair where she had been overhauled to the Fuel Pier. There, after taking on gasoline, she was to return to the NAS boatshed under her own power.
Reports of the incident say that the port engine started up okay but the starboard engine refused to start. Bayard went up on deck and adjusted the throttle. When he went below .Hilliard, T. M., BMC asked if he could help and Bayard, reportedly, said "no". Just as Hilliard stepped onto the dock, the boat exploded. Beahm and Bayard were the only two crew members on board at the time. The other two crewmen were standing by to cast off when the explosion occurred.
The power of the explosion shook every building in the vicinity, even as far away as the NAS control tower where Wilkins, AC2 said he thought at first it came from the two destroyers who were firing at drones over AATC.
Payroll Savings Bonds are still the very best investment for the future happiness of you and your loved ones.


SPANISH MAIN
PROFIT HITS $
By Allen Collier
It was learned by The Indian j that the net profit generated by val held last Friday and Saturd mark. Official figures were held back from release until Friday morning, long past the Indian's deadline to allow for last minute collections to be totaled and this final figure will be carried in next week's Indian.
The Carnival festivities got underway with a kiddie costume parade last Friday. The kiddies were divided into six groups with Mrs. N. B.' Boyles, Mrs. E. R. Hildreth and Mrs. Lucille Burke having charge of the parade. The six groups and prize winners are listed below.
Boys
Pre-Sdhool (1 & 2 years)-Billy Warner.
Pre-School (3 & 4 years)-Jackie Erwin.
Kindergarten-Monty Megs.
First Grade-Peppy Forte.
Second, third and fourth grade group-Thomas Erwin.
Fifth, sixth and seventh grade group-Allen Marshall.
Girls
Pre-School (1 & 2 years)-Pam Matherson.
Pre-School (3 & 4 years)-Vonnie Perdue.
Kindergarten-Pam Pederson.
First Grade-Sandra Boyles.
Second, third and fourth grade group-Trudy Elton.
Fifth, sixth and seventh grade group-Ruth Hollows.
At 5:15 Friday afternoon the giant midway consisting of nearly thirty concessions opened for the first of two days of successful business. Base residents flocked to try their skill at "Honest John" Silver's crap game, the Silver Casino roulette wheel, the milk bottle booth, Bingo, the famous "one-armed bandits", transported from the CPO Club for the occasion, and many other concessions.
"Flying Saucer" Visits
Here most of them stayed until closing time at 2300. An interesting sidelight of the opening night's


CARNIVAL NET
18,000 MARK
J03, Editor
ust before press time this week the 1950 Spanish Main Carniay had crossed the $18,000.00
events was the visit over the Carnival area of one of the famous "flying saucers". Reported earlier to have been sighted in this area, the saucer put in an appearance about 9:00 p.m., and was shot down by marauding pirates on its way to the sea and placed on display Saturday afternoon and night.
The final day of the festivities got underway at 1300 Saturday with the giant float parade and it seemed to your reporter that most everyone on the Base must have been there. There were 12 floats in all including one from all Base commands, as well as the Boy Scouts, the Fleet Reserve Association and the American Civilian Employees.
The floats were judged on a basis of (1) Originality and (2) Beauty. Huge loving cups were presented to the winning floats in each field. Judges for the gala affair were Captain E. R. McLean, Jr., Commanding Officer of the USS Columbus (CA-74), Captain J. A. Edwards, Commanding Officer of the USS Algol (AKA-54) and Captain H. 0. Parish, Chief-of-Staff of the Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay.
Top honors went to NAS and VU-10. The Naval Air Station entry took home the loving cup awarded for the most original float while the most beautiful float award went to VU-10's entry.
The NAS float consisted of a huge schooner, complete with sails and guns that worked, and manned by an enthusiastic crew of pirates. The schooner was towed by a small model of a Navy jet fighter plane which gave off a Jato-like "smoke" from well concealed C02 bottles. As the schooner entered the judging area, two of the pirate crew clambered over the side and took captive an attractive young lady dressed in Spanish costume.
The VU-10 float was a replica
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Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg..
Room 205 Phone 254
Saturday, 29 April 1950
U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN
Commander
Allen Collier, JO3 ------------- 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.

BIG DOIN'S AT MARINE SITE 3
By Evelyn Perdue
Pardon our brief disappearance, guys and gals, but the Little Theatre gang has been settin' back relaxing- kind of drawing a deep breath in preparation for jumping into another big production! It's been fun basking in the grand performances of the cast and crew of "Room Service", but now the footlights call again, and we hams are champing at the bit.
It won't be long before the next hit-to-be is announced. At present three plays, selected by the Play Reading Committee, are under consideration - the final choice to be left to the next director. Each of these is certain to please you.
Put first, there's another big Show coming up at the Theatre at Marine Site No. 3 -this one for card-holding, voting members only. May is election month starting another six months period under the leadership of four capable people. To see that your choice gets the proper backing, be sure to be present Wednesday evening, May 3. at 7:15 p. m.
Because of the special election, the regular general meeting usually held the first Tuesday of every month has been postponed until the third Tuesday, May 16, at 7:15 p.m. A special reminder: this meeting is open to all. There seems to be quite a few new faces around the Base. So, hey, newcomer, if you're looking for a new recreational outlet, come on down. Experience is fine, but not necessary. We're not looking for Barrymores and Bernhardts - backstage or onstage, you'll be really welcomed!
Farmer: "Tomorrow's our wedding anniversary.
Wife: "Don't you think you'd better kill a chicken then?"
Farmer: "Oh, why take it out on a poor fowl that had nothing to do with it."


HOSPITAL NOTES

Nursery News: A new member was added to the Hospital Family in the person of Patricia Kathleen Smith born 24 April to LTJG and Mrs. 0. E. Smith. Mr. Smith is our Maintenance Officer. No other births were recorded.
The District Medical Officer, CAPT T. H. Taber, together with his Administrative Assistant, LT F. H. Belknap, made his annual inspection of the hospital this week. The hospital made it's usual fine appearance and passed a 4.0 inspection.
CAPT Robbins has received his orders, he will be assistant to RADM J. F. Logue, District Medical Officer, Sixth Naval District, Charleston, S. C.
ENS Farrace Worthy, NC, USN reported for duty from USNH Long Beach. Welcome to sunny Cuba, Miss Worthy; we are sure you will enjoy your tour of duty here.
R.L. Fiehn, D. Zimmerman and G.O. Talley have returned from Stateside leave; J. L. Cook and J.F. Morris have departed with the same purpose and destination. in mind.




By CPL Allen Brown
Have you seen that bea-u-tiful new canary yellow Chevrolet convertible that MSGT Pitts has? Some people have all the luck, don't they ?-however, I can think of no one who deserves it more than he. Congratulations are in order to you and your family, SGT Pitts.
Our commanding officer, Colonel Lanigan, was recently in Havana where he saw that outstanding war story of the Corps, "Sands of Iwo Jima". We sincerely hope that the Colonel enjoyed the picture and had an excellent time while there. By the way, in case any of you have a chance to see this film; don't miss it!-it is an excellent and outstanding job on the part of Hollywood and the First Division.
This week, "Marine Musings" brings your way as its outstanding player of the week PFC Mc Gilbra. "Louie" or "Mac", as he is more commonly known, was born in Enfalda, Oklahoma some 27 odd years ago. After attending high school in Lawrence, Kansas, McGilbra answered the call of his country by enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1943. Nearly two and one-half years later, he was discharged having served primarily in the Asiatic Theatre of Operations. After discharge, "Louie" attended the Haskell Institute located in Lawrence, Kansas for over two years under the "G. I. Bill". After completion of his course
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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)

O'ER THE TEA CUPS


By Betty Radcliffe
Everyone agreed the third carnival of Gtmo. Bay was quite a success and I wish to extend thanks and appreciation to all hands for the time and effort put forth to make the Spanish Main Carnival the pleasure it was to everyone.
Some of you "old timers" on the Base may remember CDR J. A. Fields when he was stationed here at the hospital in '47 and '48 . . . CDR and Mrs. Fields have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Abbot for several days. CDR Fields is stationed at the Naval Hospital at Beaufort, S. C. at the present time.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Mason are making preparations to go on leave May 11. They will go to San Mateo, California to be present at their son's graduation from the Army and Navy Military Academy in Carlsbad, Calif. Sincerely hope you enjoy your leave, Mr. and Mrs. Mason.
Did you know that at Water Plant No. 1 there is a portion of the building that is made out of a ship's cabin, complete with original portholes and all? I am not certain of the story as to how and why it was used . . . but it should be quite interesting.
I wonder what happened to the joke books that used to be in the clinic at the hospital I think a lot of people enjoyed those books . . . they certainly made the waiting time a lot more pleasant. I make a motion the doctors charge a fee of one joke or cartoon per patient and several joke scrapbooks be made left in the waiting room for the benefit of the patients waiting . . . or should I say the "impatient waiting" ?
I have been informed by one of the librarians that by Wednesday or Thursday of next week quite a few new books will be placed on the shelves. These books are new fictions, mysteries and westerns. Remember "Mr. Roberts"? This book is available in the library and if you haven't read it, you should; or read it again, as I plan to do ... the line forms to the right!
See ya at the library.


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~Girl Scout


Notes
By Adeline Irwin
The Scouts wish to say just plain "Thank You" to the grand group of people who helped to make the Girl Scouts Ceremony a wonderful success. There are times when the most eloquent of thanks would seem inadequate and this is one of them. If I were to list all those who cooperated with us it would take more space than I have so to each and everyone of you who helped and to each and everyone of the people who attended, I say, just "Thank You." The ceremony began at 1900. Mrs. J..H. Skinner introduced the Chiefs with the colors and the president of the C.P.O. Club, Chief J. H. Gallant. After the president gave his speech the colors were presented by Chief H. W. Minehan, and Chief W. F. Fant. Chief Gallant, and Chief K. D. Dillon acted as Color Guards. Yours truly, had the honor of thanking the C.P.Os. for sponsoring our troop and for the beautiful Flags.
The girls were standing in a semi-circle. At the back and center of the circle was the Trefoil. On one side of the Trefoil were three electric candles representing the three parts of the Promise. The one candle on the opposite side represented the Spirit of Scouting. As the girls gave each law they turned the lights in the Trefoil. Following the laws the Scouts sang "Hymn of Scouting," and received their pins from Mrs. H. A. Erwin. Mucho merriment followed, as the girls swung into a Folk Dance to the tune of "Louisiana Gall," played by Mrs. T.A. Lightner. Then once again ,the Scouts sang, the very beautiful, "Scouts Are We."
The Goodnite Circle was impressive with the singing of "The Golden Sun" and "Taps." The refreshments were served by the Scouts and everyone seemed especially proud of his scout, even the leaders were practically bursting with happiness because their :scouts performed beautifully.

LIBRARY NOTES
Have you read any of the five
-volumns of Walter Karig's "Battle Report"? These books are an authentic account of the Navy in World War II and are written in an easy-to-read style. People who have read them say they are the type of book "you just can't put down". It's especially interesting because you run across the names 'of people you know, some people now on the Base are mentioned in these "Battle Reports."


VU61O NOTES By C. P. Douglas, PN1
Some few weeks ago we advised all bands in this column that the winning float for the Spanish Main Carnival was under construction. At that time we weren't aware that there'd be two prizes. However, VU-10 came through this time with the most beautiful float to win a very handsome loving cup. Now that the Carnival is finished and everyone has settled back to routine again, it's very easy to just forget all about the whole thing, and especially the long ar, tedious hours some people spent trying to make the affair the huge success it was. We'd like to express our personal gratitude and the thanks of the squadron to the few persons in the squadron who were so instrumental in winning a prize in the float parade and for the fine work done in connection with the carnival concessions.
For the fine float, we'd especialllike to congratulate CHRELE and Mrs. A. H. Borresen for their many hours of work and their fine spirit of cooperation shown through out the carnival period; for their fine spirit and excellent showmanship, we extend thanks to the "pirate slaves" who pulled the VU-10 float in the parade, and who (in our opinion) were a huge contributing factor toward it's winning.
For the design and construction of the float, flowers to Jerry Ruyf, "Spec" Koehler, and Warren Bertolet. Of course, no one can truthfully say that our own "Shanghai" Deitch didn't put on a good show on the float. Unfortunately, Shanghai lost his voice (or most of it) before the float came alongside the judges' stand, but it was a fine display, and we think that the squadron float deserved to win.
Incidentally, the Naval Air Station float, winner of first prize for originality, was one of the finest floats we've seen lately, also; even though the NAS float did win in another category. In general, we think everyone was well pleased with the parade and the whole carnival; especially the younger folk who attended.
Last, but far from least, our appreciation to the three lovely young ladies who so gracefully adorned our float during the parade. From what comment we have been able to pick up during and since the Carnival, all hands within the Squadron were well pleased with the unexpected showing the squadron made. Again, thanks to all concerned.
ODD SOUNDS IN WANT ADS
Lost-A watch by a man with a cracked face.
For Sale-A bull dog. Will eat anything. Very fond of children.
Lost-Umbrella, belonging to young lady with a bone handle and broken rib.


~Boy Scout

Affairs

Hello again, friends and Scouters. I have some more news for you about the Scouts of Troop 35.
Here are the names of the boys who will be advanced in Scouting at our first Court of Honor, which will be held sometime in May. Ramon Alonso, Thomas Groome, William FQster, Cesar Pina, Dennis and Michel Lanigan, Charlie Hardin and Norman Huddy will be advanced from Tenderfoot to Second Class. Henry Crommelin, Jr. will be advanced from Second to First Class; and Jerry J. Dickson, Assistant Scoutmaster, will be advanced to Star Scout.
Due to the Spanish Main Carnival we didn't hold a meeting Friday, the 21st. We were too busy parking cars to even think of a meeting. However, we did hold a meeting last nite. i'm' sure that everyone who went enjoyed himself. There will be a more detailed account of the meeting next week. Some of the boys were surprised to find a new coat of paint on the floor when they walked in last night, but, I could name a few who weren't!
We have a swell meeting planned for next week and I'm pretty sure that the majority of the Scouts will be there.
That's thirty for now folks, see you next week!

TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP
By Ramona Moses
The Teen Agers deserve a thank you for their help during the Carnival. They were well represented at the Novelty booth, selling tickets, and riding the various floats.
Charles and Eddie Pitts are all smiles since the Carnival-could it be the 1950 Convertible their father won!
Ramona Sparks celebrated her seventeenth birthday with a hot dog party at her home last Wednesday evening. Thank you for an enjoyable evening Ramona.
If you want to see a real soft ball game come out some Tuesday or Thursday afternoon and see the Phy. Ed. group do their stuff. They are good.
Diana Ramirez just returned from a two weeks visit in New York City. She was a bridesmaid at her cousin's wedding on Easter Sunday. Welcome back Diana.
Elsa Heimer is visiting her parents here this week. It seems like old times having Elsa with us again.

People who live in glass houses might as well answer their doorbell.


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Saturday, 29 April 1950 THE INDIAN Gtmo. Bay 27 Apr 50-2500'


� SPANISH MAIN CARNIVAL
NET HITS $18,000 MARK
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of a seashell on a small Caribbean island. Adorning the float were three lovely ladies whose dress was very reminiscent of that usually attributed to the harem girls of ancient times. Also on the float with these three beauties was a lively, roly-poly pirate: who kept cracking the whip over pirates tugging at the two lines attached to the front of the float. Actually though, the float was pulled by a tractor which had been converted into a cannon for the occasion.
The Runner-ups
Runner-up to the Naval Air
Station entry in the originality group was the Fleet Training Group entry. The Training Group who took the 1949 prize at the Mardi Gras Float parade, turned up this time with an eye catching float, which had a 12-foot figure of Captain John Silver on the aft end complete with a huge black eye patch and wooden leg. A new twist, was the Training Group brassard worn on his left arm indicating that he too was a shiprider. A colored light that kept flashing off and on constituted Captain Silver' other eye. On the forward end of the float two small captives were busily digging a hole to place the Captain's booty in.
The Naval Hospital took runnerup honors in the beauty group with a stunningly expert performance by three small children. Dressed in pirate outfits, the three had what was probably the most tiresome stance of anyone in the float parade. While those on other floats were almost free to move as they pleased the three kiddies on the Hospital float remained motionless throughout the entire parade. One small lad portrayed a pirate who had fought a losing battle against another pirate for a little "Spanish"
senorita and a chestful of treasure. The loser lay on his back with a sword sticking through his heart while the victor stood beside a palm tree and looked at his victim and his prizes.
Immediately after the float parade was finished, the big midway was jammed to capacity by thrill seeking members of the Carnival crowd. Rain threatened to cut attendance down late in the afternoon but the showers proved to be little more than a mere light shower which settled the dust in the area. Attendance Saturday night was high, spurred by the urge to "make a killing" and see who held the winning tickets at the grand raffle.
MSGT Pitts The Winner
Master Sergeant Charles 0. Pitts, of the Marine Barracks, Guantanamo Bay, held the winning' ticket on the' convertible. Excitement ran high as the Sergeant and his fami-


HOSPITAL ROUTS NAVAL
STATION BY 10 TO 6

The Naval Station softball team was handed their initial defeat of the season Wednesday night when the Hospital routed them 10-6 on the second night of competition in the second round of the current Base softball league.
Thus as The Indian went to press the second round lead was being shared by the Naval Air Station Flyers and the Naval Hospital who have two victories and no defeats after the first two nights of competition in the final round.
The Hospital clipped NSD, 3 to 1 on Monday night and -climaxed their first week's play by turning back the Naval Station. The Air Station turned in two shutout victories, clipping the Marines on Monday night, 7 to 0 and trouncing the Training Group on Wednesday night by a 9-0 count. The Flyers were to have met VU-10 last night. VU-10 thus far has a 1-1 record this last round. They dropped close 3-2 decision to the Naval Station on Monday night; they ripped the Marines, 10-6 Wednesday.
In addition to the NAS-VU-10 fracas last night, NSD took o the Naval Station and the Marines tangled with the Training Group.

Bigshot: "I'll endorse your cigars for $10,000."
Tobacco King: "I'll see you inhale first."

ly raced from the stands to gather around their prize. MSGT Pitts had purchased but four chances on the automobile one each for himself, his wife and their two teenage sons, Charles and Eddie. So entrenched in the "old sarge", who retires from the Marine Corps on Thirty Years in a few months, was the Corps' discipline that as he got together with his family for a group picture, he stood at rigid attention while it was indeed hard for the rest of his family to remain still. A fine example of Marine Corps standards, and an extremely popular winner, he kept this stance until the photographer told him to "relax".
AMC James H. Thomas of the Naval Air Station held the winning ticket on the Cushman scooter, and Lloyd Brown, Cuban civilian, attached to the Ship's Repair Department, Naval Station was the lucky winner of the home freezing unit.
Final tabulations as The Indian went to press showed that the Spanish Main Carnival accomplished very successfully its main purpose, generating funds for Charity, principally for the Navy Relief Society, End at the same time providing the Naval Operating Base and fleet units present with two days of entertainment that will be long remembered.


TRAINING GROUP TEAMS
TAKE BOWLING TITLE

All three of the Fleet TrainingGroup teams have placed, one-twothree in the 1950 Naval Station bowling league. The Training Group Chiefs won the league, clipping the runner-up white hats by five points and owning a ten point bulge over the third place "mixed team".
A plaque will be awarded to the FTG Chiefs team and individual' trophies will be given to each member of the winning team.
In the individual high league game, honors were shared by Elsten of Ships Repair and Babcock of Fleet Boat Pool, both bowling a high game of 243. Cups will be awarded each man. French, ofNSD, is the holder of the individual' high three game mark with a 214' average for three games. He will also be awarded a trophy.
Final Standings
Team G.W. G.L. Pts.FTG CPO ------ 47 10 65 FTG Whites ---- 43 14 60 FTG Mix ------ 41 16 55 NSD ----------39 15 53
SSA -----------39 18 50
DisCraft ------- 36 21 49* AFDL 47 -------- 35 21 48Div 2 ----------36 21 47
AFDL CPO ---- 34 26 47 Div 5 ----------30 27 40
Div 1 ----------28 29 38
Div 3 ----------26 31 35
Div 11 ---------24 31 30
Div 6 ----------22 35 29,
S. Repair ------- 21 33 27 FBP -----------19 38 23.
FCP -----------17 40 21
Magazine ------- 12 45 15

MARINE MUSINGS (Continued from Page Two)
of study there, "Mac" reenlisted*' in the Marine Corps and found himself here at Guantanamo shortly thereafter. Since arriving here in 1948, "Mac" has participated' in the following sports: softball, football, baseball, basketball, and' volleyball. PFC McGilbra has been a great help to the team in the past and is at the present; may we pass on to him our best wishes for more success in future games yet to be played.
During the past week, the post. rifle and pistol team, consisting of SGT Dunham, CPL Pillow, CPL, Hill, and PFC Coleman, left this Station and are at present in Camp, Lejeune where the preliminary matches and tryouts are being held for the Southeastern Division Rifle and Pistol Matches. These matches will be held at "Swamp" Lejeune sometime near the end ofnext month.
TSGT Bateman just arrived back from a ten day leave in "los Estados Unidos del Norte". Hope you enjoyed your visit and leave stateside, "Gunny."


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Vol. V, No. 10 U. S. Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 29 April 1950 CRASHBOAT BLAST FATAL TO ONE Second Man On Critical List Due to High Octane Explosion An explosion aboard the NAS Crashboat Mona Wednesday afternoon resulted in the death of one man and serious injury to another. The dead man is Eugene T. Bayard, MM2. Critically injured was Donald A. Beahm, SN. Reports from the Naval Hospital at press time indicated the Beahm's condition was still serious and would remain so for several days. Piece by piece reports of what actually took place were recorded and as The Indian went to press a three man board of investigation was looking into the explosion. The story of what happened as learned early Thursday by The Indian indicates that the explosion came after the Crashboat had finished taking on 1,400 gallons of high octane at the Fuel Pier. The crashboat had been towed by rearming boats from the ways at Ships Repair where she had been overhauled to the Fuel Pier. There, after taking on gasoline, she was to return to the NAS boatshed under her own power. Reports of the incident say that the port engine started up okay but the starboard engine refused to start. Bayard went up on deck and adjusted the throttle. When he went below .Hilliard, T. M., BMC asked if he could help and Bayard, reportedly, said "no". Just as Hilliard stepped onto the dock, the boat exploded. Beahm and Bayard were the only two crew members on board at the time. The other two crewmen were standing by to cast off when the explosion occurred. The power of the explosion shook every building in the vicinity, even as far away as the NAS control tower where Wilkins, AC2 said he thought at first it came from the two destroyers who were firing at drones over AATC. Payroll Savings Bonds are still the very best investment for the future happiness of you and your loved ones. SPANISH MAIN PROFIT HITS $ By Allen Collier It was learned by The Indian j that the net profit generated by val held last Friday and Saturd mark. Official figures were held back from release until Friday morning, long past the Indian's deadline to allow for last minute collections to be totaled and this final figure will be carried in next week's Indian. The Carnival festivities got underway with a kiddie costume parade last Friday. The kiddies were divided into six groups with Mrs. N. B. Boyles, Mrs. E. R. Hildreth and Mrs. Lucille Burke having charge of the parade. The six groups and prize winners are listed below. Boys Pre-School (1 & 2 years)-Billy Warner. Pre-School (3 & 4 years)-Jackie Erwin. Kindergarten-Monty Megs. First Grade-Peppy Forte. Second, third and fourth grade group-Thomas Erwin. Fifth, sixth and seventh grade group-Allen Marshall. Girls Pre-School (1 & 2 years)-Pam Matherson. Pre-School (3 & 4 years)-Vonnie Perdue. Kindergarten-Pam Pederson. First Grade-Sandra Boyles. Second, third and fourth grade group-Trudy Elton. Fifth, sixth and seventh grade group-Ruth Hollows. At 5:15 Friday afternoon the giant midway consisting of nearly thirty concessions opened for the first of two days of successful business. Base residents flocked to try their skill at "Honest John" Silver's crap game, the Silver Casino roulette wheel, the milk bottle booth, Bingo, the famous "one-armed bandits", transported from the CPO Club for the occasion, and many other concessions. "Flying Saucer" Visits Here most of them stayed until closing time at 2300. An interesting sidelight of the opening night's CARNIVAL NET 18,000 MARK J03, Editor ust before press time this week the 1950 Spanish Main Carniay had crossed the $18,000.00 events was the visit over the Carnival area of one of the famous "flying saucers". Reported earlier to have been sighted in this area, the saucer put in an appearance about 9:00 p.m., and was shot down by marauding pirates on its way to the sea and placed on display Saturday afternoon and night. The final day of the festivities got underway at 1300 Saturday with the giant float parade and it seemed to your reporter that most everyone on the Base must have been there. There were 12 floats in all including one from all Base commands, as well as the Boy Scouts, the Fleet Reserve Association and the American Civilian Employees. The floats were judged on a basis of (1) Originality and (2) Beauty. Huge loving cups were presented to the winning floats in each field. Judges for the gala affair were Captain E. R. McLean, Jr., Commanding Officer of the USS Columbus (CA-74), Captain J. A. Edwards, Commanding Officer of the USS Algol (AKA-54) and Captain H. 0. Parish, Chief-of-Staff of the Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay. Top honors went to NAS and VU-10. The Naval Air Station entry took home the loving cup awarded for the most original float while the most beautiful float award went to VU-10's entry. The NAS float consisted of a huge schooner, complete with sails and guns that worked, and manned by an enthusiastic crew of pirates. The schooner was towed by a small model of a Navy jet fighter plane which gave off a Jato-like "smoke" from well concealed C02 bottles. As the schooner entered the judging area, two of the pirate crew clambered over the side and took captive an attractive young lady dressed in Spanish costume. The VU-10 float was a replica (Continued on Page Four)

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THE INDIAN Saturday, 29 April 1950 Editorial Office, NOB Administration Bldg. Room 205 -Phone 254 Saturday, 29 April 1950 U. S. NAVAL OPERATING BASE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Rear Admiral W. K. Phillips, USN Commander Allen Collier, J3 ----------------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. BIG DOIN'S AT MARINE SITE 3 By Evelyn Perdue Pardon our brief disappearance, guys and gals, but the Little Theatre gang has been settin' back relaxing -kind of drawing a deep breath in preparation for jumping into another big production! It's been fun basking in the grand performances of the cast and crew of "Room Service", but now the footlights call again, and we hams are champing at the bit. It won't be long before the next hit-to-be is announced. At present three plays, selected by the Play Reading Committee, are under consideration -the final choice to be left to the next director. Each of these is certain to please you. But first, there's another big show coming up at the Theatre at Marine Site No. 3 -this one for card-holding, voting members only. May is election month starting another six months period under the leadership of four capable people. To see that your choice gets the proper backing, be sure to be present Wednesday evening, May 3. at 7:15 p. m. Because of the special election, the regular general meeting usually held the first Tuesday of every month has been postponed until the third Tuesday, May 16, at 7:15 p.m. A special reminder: this meeting is open to all. There seems to be quite a few new faces around the Base. So, hey, newcomer, if you're looking for a new recreational outlet, come on down. Experience is fine, but not necessary. We're not looking for Barrymores and Bernhardts -backstage or onstage, you'll be really welcomed! Farmer: "Tomorrow's our wedding anniversary. Wife: "Don't you think you'd better kill a chicken then?" Farmer: "Oh, why take it out on a poor fowl that had nothing to do with it." HOSPITAL NOTES Nursery News: A new member was added to the Hospital Family in the person of Patricia Kathleen Smith born 24 April to LTJG and Mrs. 0. E. Smith. Mr. Smith is our Maintenance Officer. No other births were recorded. The District Medical Officer, CAPT T. H. Taber, together with his Administrative Assistant, LT F. H. Belknap, made his annual inspection of the hospital this week. The hospital made it's usual fine appearance and passed a 4.0 inspection. CAPT Robbins has received his orders, he will be assistant to RADM J. F. Logue, District Medical Officer, Sixth Naval District, Charleston, S. C. ENS Farrace Worthy, NC, USN reported for duty from USNH Long Beach. Welcome to sunny Cuba, Miss Worthy; we are sure you will enjoy your tour of duty here. R. L. Fiehn, D. Zimmerman and G. 0. Talley have returned from Stateside leave; J. L. Cook and J. F. Morris have departed with the same purpose and destination in mind. By CPL Allen Brown Have you seen that bea-u-tiful new canary yellow Chevrolet convertible that MSGT Pitts has? Some people have all the luck, don't they ?-however, I can think of no one who deserves it more than he. Congratulations are in order to you and your family, SGT Pitts. Our commanding officer, Colonel Lanigan, was recently in Havana where he saw that outstanding war story of the Corps, "Sands of Iwo Jima". We sincerely hope that the Colonel enjoyed the picture and had an excellent time while there. By the way, in case any of you have a chance to see this film; don't miss it!-it is an excellent and outstanding job on the part of Hollywood and the First Division. This week, "Marine Musings" brings your way as its outstanding player of the week PFC Me Gilbra. "Louie" or "Mac", as he is more commonly known, was born in Enfalda, Oklahoma some 27 odd years ago. After attending high school in Lawrence, Kansas, McGilbra answered the call of his country by enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1943. Nearly two and one-half years later, he was discharged having served primarily in the Asiatic Theatre of Operations. After discharge, "Louie" attended the Haskell Institute located in Lawrence, Kansas for over two years under the "G. I. Bill". After completion of his course (Continued on Page Four) 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) O'ER THE TEA CUPS By Betty Radcliffe Everyone agreed the third carnival of Gtmo. Bay was quite a success and I wish to extend thanks and appreciation to all hands for the time and effort put forth to make the Spanish Main Carnival the pleasure it was to everyone. Some of you "old timers" on the Base may remember CDR J. A. Fields when he was stationed here at the hospital in '47 and '48 ... CDR and Mrs. Fields have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Abbot for several days. CDR Fields is stationed at the Naval Hospital at Beaufort, S. C. at the present time. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Mason are making preparations to go on leave May 11. They will go to San Mateo, California to be present at their son's graduation from the Army and Navy Military Academy in Carlsbad, Calif. Sincerely hope you enjoy your leave, Mr. and Mrs. Mason. Did you know that at Water Plant No. 1 there is a portion of the building that is made out of a ship's cabin, complete with original portholes and all? I am not certain of the story as to how and why it was used ...but it should be quite interesting. I wonder what happened to the joke books that used to be in the clinic at the hospital I think a lot of people enjoyed those books they certainly made the waiting time a lot more pleasant. I make a motion the doctors charge a fee of one joke or cartoon per patient and several joke scrapbooks be made left in the waiting room for the benefit of the patients waiting .or should I say the "impatient waiting"? I have been informed by one of the librarians that by Wednesday or Thursday of next week quite a few new books will be placed on the shelves. These books are new fictions, mysteries and westerns. Remember "Mr. Roberts"? This book is available in the library and if you haven't read it, you should; or read it again, as I plan to do. the line forms to the right! See ya at the library. 9 S Saturday, 29 April l950 Page Two THE INDIAN

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Satura2Ai 0THE INDIAN P Girl Scout Notes By Adeline Irwin The Scouts wish to say just plain "Thank You" to the grand group of people who helped to make the Girl Scouts Ceremony a wonderful success. There are times when the most eloquent of thanks would seem inadequate and this is one of them. If I were to list all those who cooperated with us it would take more space than I have so to each and everyone of you who helped and to each and everyone of the people who attended, I say, just "Thank You." The ceremony began at 1900. Mrs. J. H. Skinner introduced the Chiefs with the colors and the president of the C.P.O. Club, Chief J. H. Gallant. After the president gave his speech the colors were presented by Chief H. W. Minehan, and Chief W. F. Fant. Chief Gallant, and Chief K. D. Dillon acted as Color Guards. Yours truly, had the honor of thanking the C.P.Os. for sponsoring our troop and for the beautiful Flags. The girls were standing in a semi-circle. At the back and center of the circle was the Trefoil. On one side of the Trefoil were three electric candles representing the three parts of the Promise. The one candle on the opposite side represented the Spirit of Scouting. As the girls gave each law they turned the lights in the Trefoil. Following the laws the Scouts sang "Hymn of Scouting," and received their pins from Mrs. H. A. Erwin. Mucho merriment followed, as the girls swung into a Folk Dance to the tune of "Louisiana Gall," played by Mrs. T. A. Lightner. Then once again ,the Scouts sang, the very beautiful, "Scouts Are We." The Goodnite Circle was impressive with the singing of "The Golden Sun" and "Taps." The refreshments were served by the Scouts and everyone seemed especially proud of his scout, even the leaders were practically bursting with happiness because their scouts performed beautifully. LIBRARY NOTES Have you read any of the five volumns of Walter Karig's "Battle Report"? These books are an authentic account of the Navy in World War II and are written in an easy-to-read style. People who have read them say they are the type of book "you just can't put down". It's especially interesting because you run across the names of people you know, some people now on the Base are mentioned in these "Battle Reports." VU-10 NOTES By C. P. Douglas, PN1 Some few weeks ago we advised all hands in this column that the winning float for the Spanish Main Carnival was under construction. At that time we weren't aware that there'd be two prizes. However, VU-10 came through this time with the most beautiful float to win a very handsome loving cup. Now that the Carnival is finished and everyone has settled back to routine again, it's very easy to just forget all about the whole thing, and especially the long atedious hours some people spent trying to make the affair the huge success it was. We'd like to express our personal gratitude and the thanks of the squadron to the few persons in the squadron who were so instrumental in winning a prize in the float parade and for the fine work done in connection with the carnival concessions. For the fine float, we'd especially like to congratulate CHRELE and Mrs. A. H. Borresen for their many hours of work and their fine spirit of cooperation shown through out the carnival period; for their fine spirit and excellent showmanship, we extend thanks to the "pirate slaves" who pulled the VU-10 float in the parade, and who (in our opinion) were a huge contributing factor toward it's winning. For the design and construction of the float, flowers to Jerry Ruyf, "Spec" Koehler, and Warren Bertolet. Of course, no one can truthfully say that our own "Shanghai" Deitch didn't put on a good show on the float. Unfortunately, Shanghai lost his voice (or most of it) before the float came alongside the judges' stand, but it was a fine display, and we think that the squadron float deserved to win. Incidentally, the Naval Air Station float, winner of first prize for originality, was one of the finest floats we've seen lately, also; even though the NAS float did win in another category. In general, we think everyone was well pleased with the parade and the whole carnival; especially the younger folk who attended. Last, but far from least, our appreciation to the three lovely young ladies who so gracefully adorned our float during the parade. From what comment we have been able to pick up during and since the Carnival, all hands within the Squadron were well pleased with the unexpected showing the squadron made. Again, thanks to all concerned. ODD SOUNDS IN WANT ADS Lost-A watch by a man with a cracked face. For Sale-A bull dog. Will eat anything. Very fond of children. Lost -Umbrella, belonging to young lady with a bone handle and broken rib. Boy Scout .Affairs Hello again, friends and Scouters. I have some more news for you about the Scouts of Troop 35. Here are the names of the boys who will be advanced in Scouting at our first Court of Honor, which will be held sometime in May. Ramon Alopso, Thomas Groome, William Foster, Cesar Pina, Dennis and Michel Lanigan, Charlie Hardin and Norman Huddy will be advanced from Tenderfoot to Second Class. Henry Crommelin, Jr. will be advanced from Second to First Class; and Jerry J. Dickson, Assistant Scoutmaster, will be advanced to Star Scout. Due to the Spanish Main Carnival we didn't hold a meeting Friday, the 21st. We were too busy parking cars to even think of a meeting. However, we did hold a meeting last nite. Fim sure that everyone who went enjoyed himself. There will be a more detailed account of the meeting next week. Some of the boys were surprised to find a new coat of paint on the floor when they walked in last night, but, I could name a few who weren't! We have a swell meeting planned for next week and I'm pretty sure that the majority of the Scouts will be there. That's thirty for now folks, see you next week! TEEN-AGE ROUNDUP By Ramona Moses The Teen Agers deserve a thank you for their .help during the Carnival. They were well represented at the Novelty booth, selling tickets, and riding the various floats. Charles and Eddie Pitts are all smiles since the Carnival-could it be the 1950 Convertible their father won! Ramona Sparks celebrated her seventeenth birthday with a hot dog party at her home last Wednesday evening. Thank you for an enjoyable evening Ramona. If you want to see a real soft ball game come out some Tuesday or Thursday afternoon and see the Phy. Ed. group do their stuff. They are good. Diana Ramirez just returned from a two weeks visit in New York City. She was a bridesmaid at her cousin's wedding on Easter Sunday. Welcome back Diana. Elsa Heimer is visiting her parents here this week. It seems like old times having Elsa with us again. People who live in glass houses might as well answer their doorbell. Saturday. 29 Anril l950 THE INDIAN Pa e Three

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Saturday, 29 ApriL 1950 THE INDIAN Gtrno. nay-27 Apr 50-2500 SPANISH MAIN CARNIVAL NET HITS $18,000 MARK (Continued from Page One) of a seashell on a small Caribbean island. Adorning the float were three lovely ladies whose dress was very reminiscent of that usually attributed to the harem girls of ancient times. Also on the float with these three beauties was a lively, roly-poly pirate who kept cracking the whip over pirates tugging at the two lines attached to the front of the float. Actually though, the float was pulled by a tractor which had been converted into a cannon for the occasion. The Runner-ups Runner-up to the Naval Air Station entry in the originality group was the Fleet Training Group entry. The Training Group who took the 1949 prize at the Mardi Gras Float parade, turned up this time with an eye catching float, which had a 12-foot figure of Captain John Silver on the aft end complete with a huge black eye patch and wooden leg. A new twist, was the Training Group brassard worn on his left arm indicating that he too was a shiprider. A colored light that kept flashing off and on constituted Captain Silver' other eye. On the forward end of the float two small captives were busily digging a hole to place the Captain's booty in. The Naval Hospital took runnerup honors in the beauty group with a stunningly expert performance by three small children. Dressed in pirate outfits, the three had what was probably the most tiresome stance of anyone in the float parade. While those on other floats were almost free to move as they pleased the three kiddies on the Hospital float remained motionless throughout the entire parade. One small lad portrayed a pirate who had fought a losing battle against another pirate for a little "Spanish" senorita and a chestful of treasure. The loser lay on his back with a sword sticking through his heart while the victor stood beside a palm tree and looked at his victim and his prizes. Immediately after the float parade was finished, the big midway was jammed to capacity by thrill seeking members of the Carnival crowd. Rain threatened to cut attendance down late in the afternoon but the showers proved to be little more than a mere light shower which settled the dust in the area. Attendance Saturday night was high, spurred by the urge to "make a killing" and see who held the winning tickets at the grand raffle. MSGT Pitts The Winner Master Sergeant Charles 0. Pitts, of the Marine Barracks, Guantanamo Bay, held the winning ticket on the convertible. Excitement ran high as the Sergeant and his famiHOSPITAL ROUTS NAVAL STATION BY 10 TO 6 The Naval Station softball team was handed their initial defeat of the season Wednesday night when the Hospital routed them 10-6 on the second night of competition in the second round of the current Base softball league. Thus as The Indian went to press the second round lead was being shared by the Naval Air Station Flyers and the Naval Hospital who have two victories and no defeats after the first two nights of competition in the final round. The Hospital clipped NSD, 3 to 1 on Monday night and climaxed their first week's play by turning back the Naval Station. The Air Station turned in two shutout victories, clipping the Marines on Monday night, 7 to 0 and trouncing the Training Group on Wednesday night by a 9-0 count. The Flyers were to have met VU-10 last night. VU-10 thus far has a 1-1 record this last round. They dropped close 3-2 decision to the Naval Station on Monday night; they ripped the Marines, 10-6 Wednesday. In addition to the NAS-VU-10 fracas last night, NSD took or the Naval Station and the Marines tangled with the Training Group. Bigshot: "I'll endorse your cigars for $10,000." Tobacco King: "I'll see you inhale first." ly raced from the stands to gather around their prize. MSGT Pitts had purchased but four chances on the automobile one each for himself, his wife and their two teenage sons, Charles and Eddie. So entrenched in the "old sarge", who retires from the Marine Corps on Thirty Years in a few months, was the Corps' discipline that as he got together with his family for a group picture, he stood at rigid attention while it was indeed hard for the rest of his family to remain still. A fine example of Marine Corps standards, and an extremely popular winner, he kept this stance until the photographer told him to "relax". AMC James H. Thomas of the Naval Air Station held the winning ticket on the Cushman scooter, and Lloyd Brown, Cuban civilian, attached to the Ship's Repair Department, Naval Station was the lucky winner of the home freezing unit. Final tabulations as The Indian went to press showed that the Spanish Main Carnival accomplished very successfully its main purpose, generating funds for Charity, principally for the Navy Relief Society, aind at the same time providing the Naval Operating Base and fleet units present with two days of entertainment that will be long remembered. TRAINING GROUP TEAMS TAKE BOWLING TITLE All three of the Fleet Training Group teams have placed, one-twothree in the 1950 Naval Station bowling league. The Training Group Chiefs won the league, clipping the runner-up white hats by five points and owning a ten point bulge over the third place "mixed team". A plaque will be awarded to the FTG Chiefs team and individual trophies will be given to each member of the winning team. In the individual high league game, honors were shared by Elsten of Ships Repair and Babcock of Fleet Boat Pool, both bowling a high game of 243. Cups will be awarded each man. French, of NSD, is the holder of the individual high three game mark with a 214 average for three games. He will also be awarded a trophy. Final Standings Team G.W. G.L. Pts. FTG CPO ------47 10 65 FTG Whites 43 14 60 FTG Mix ------41 16 55 NSD ----------39 15 53 SSA -----------39 18 50 DisCraft -------36 21 49 AFDL 47 -------35 21 48 Div 2 ----------36 21 47 AFDL CPO 34 26 47 Div 5 ----------30 27 40 Div 1 ----------28 29 38 Div 3 ----------26 31 35 Div 11 ---------24 31 30 Div 6 ----------22 35 29 S. Repair -------21 33 27 FBP -----------19 38 23. FCP -----------17 40 21 Magazine -------12 45 15 MARINE MUSINGS (Continued from Page Two) of study there, "Mac" reenlisted: in the Marine Corps and found himself here at Guantanamo shortly thereafter. Since arriving here in 1948, "Mac" has participated' in the following sports: softball, football, baseball, basketball, and volleyball. PFC McGilbra has been a great help to the team in the past and is at the present; may we pass on to him our best wishes for more success in future games yet to be played. During the past week, the post rifle and pistol team, consisting of SGT Dunham, CPL Pillow, CPL Hill, and PFC Coleman, left this Station and are at present in Camp Lejeune where the preliminary matches and tryouts are being held for the Southeastern Division Rifle and Pistol Matches. These matches will be held at "Swamp" Lejeune sometime near the end of next month. TSGT Bateman just arrived back from a ten day leave in "los Estados Unidos del Norte". Hope you enjoyed your visit and leave stateside, "Gunny." 9 a S Gtmo. Bay-27 Apr 50-2500, Saturday, 29 April 1950 THE INDIAN