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Vol. VI, No. 30 U. S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 30 January 1954


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The giant, annual Guantanamo Bay Carnival is on the way!
Commencing on February 19th and running for three consecutive days through the 21st the carnival will be held in the Fleet Recreation area at the Naval Station. Already the carnival headquarters building has been moved into place adjacent to the tennis courts, and next week construction of the booths and the rides will begin.
On one of the three days, as yet undecided, there will be a Kiddie Parade with prizes awarded for the best costumes and decorations of the younger set.
Donkey rides, train rides and other attractions will be made available to the children along with refreshments. The Girl Scouts and members of the various ladies' auxiliaries of clubs throughout the base are making plans to bake cakes and pies and cookies.
Skill contests will be available for those with that lucky feeling.
The carnival is open to all naval personnel in the area, and shares are being offered to make the affair a success. Carnival shares may be obtained at any of the various Exchanges on the base and through individuals or the chaplain's office.



'The Apple' Returns


As SeaBee Barracks


The APL-48 has once again returned to the Guantanamo Bay area. This is the same barracks ship which housed MCB-8 here in early 1952 and later a small detachment of men from MCB-7.
The APL, or "Apple" as it is called by its crew and occupants, is a four-deck affair with four major compartments for enlisted men. Each of these compartments is capable of housing 150 men. The "Apple" has quarters for both officers and CPOs, and although not being used at the present time, it also has its own galley. It is completely sea-worthy, but it lacks one thing. It has no power of its own and has to be towed to every destination.
In September of 1952, the "Apple" returned to ComCBLant headquarters, Davisville, Rhode Island, for a few months to undergo overhaul and repairs. It was then moved to Argentia, Newfoundland, for a period of 2 months. For a short time it was tied up to the USS Vulcan, AR-5, in Boston while the repair ship was undergoing overhaul. Upon completion of that operation, it was once again returned to Davisville and later towed back to this area.
While it is in this area, the "Apple" is to be distinguished from other ships by the designation
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On 11 and 12 January 1954, the Naval Base was honored by a visit from Mr. James D. Mooney, a representative of the group serving under Mr. Herbert Hoover, Chairman of the Commission on Organization, Executive Branch of the G o v e r n m e n t. Specifically Mr. Mooney is a member of the "Task Force on Use and Disposal of Federal Surplus Property," operating under the supervision and direction of General Robert E. Wood, (USA Ret.).
Mr. Mooney's mission at Guantanamo Bay was primarily for the purpose of inspecting the procedures in use concerning surplus property and disposal thereof and to observe the operation and results of local commands concerned with this problem. Surplus materials and excess inventory stocks are currently the object of a Navywide purification program with emphasis stemming directly from the office of the Secretary of the Navy.
During his two-day visit, the former Vice President in charge of Overseas Operations for General Motors Corporation, made inspections of all facilities established on the base for accumulating and disposing of scrap salvage and surplus, and extensively examined procedures relative to disposal.
At the conclusion of his inspection, Mr. Mooney summed up his observations in a written report to General Wood, Chairman of his Task Force, wherein he stated he was impressed by the overall emphasis being placed on disposal of obsolete and surplus material. He was particularly commendable of certain current procedures now underway at the Naval Supply Depot relative to automotive repair parts and in addition "found every evidence at the Depot of excellent housekeeping and extreme conscientiousness in looking after Government property". Regarding the NAS Supply Department he stated "procedures, techniques and housekeeping functions were in the same degree of excellence found at the Naval Supply Depot."


CAPT Halley Speaks


At PTA Meeting

Captain G. M. Holley, Chief of Staff, Naval Base, will be principal speaker at the regular meeting of the Parent-Teachers Association which will be held at the Naval Base School on Tuesday, 2 February 1954 at 1930.
Captain Holley is Senior Member of the Base School Board. He will discuss the functions of the School Board in general, including financing of the schools.
This is a grand opportunity for parents to learn how the Base schools are operated. So, make plans to attend the PTA meeting.


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Will Maintain High Caliber Men


Washington (AFPS) -Regular Navy officers may resign from the Service under new voluntary separation policies. These policies result from the planned reduction of Navy personnel.
Regular Navy officers are eligible to submit their resignations after completing four or more years active commissioned service.
Medical and dental officers will be required to finish only three years active commissioned service before they can submit their requests.
Obligated service incurred as a result of advanced training or graduate instruction will be in addition to the three or four years active duty requirements for Regulars.
Periods while undergoing such advanced training or schooling will be considered as part of the three or four years.
If eight years commissioned service has not been completed, favorable action on resignations will depend upon acceptance of a commission in the Navy Reserve.
Reserve officer resignations normally will be accepted if they have fulfilled their obligated active duty and completed a total of eight or more years of active or inactive commissioned service.
Temporary officers, including warrants, who hold permanent enlisted grades, may request reversion to enlisted status and transfer to the Fleet Reserve. They also may request to stay on active duty in their permanent rating.


P 0 Examinations

Begin Next Week


Base personnel eligible for advancement in rate should take notice that the examination for such will be held at 0800 on the following dates: Chief Petty Officer, 2 February; Third Class Petty Officer, 9 February; Second Class Petty Officer, 16 February; and First Class Petty Officer 23 February.
Naval Station personnel will be tested in the Bay Hill Galley, with 149 men trying for P03 rating, 99 for P02, 53 for P01, and 32 for CPO. Candidates for advancement from the Naval Air Station and from VU-10 will take their exams in the NAS Galley, while those eligible from the Naval Supply Depot and the Dental Clinic will be tested at the Bay Hill galley along with the Naval Station personnel.


Washington (AFPS)-In a move to maintain the highest caliber of enlisted personnel, the Navy has scheduled early separations for men unable to meet required standards.
Two types of sailors are scheduled to be weeded out, according to BUPERSINST 1910-11. In the first group is anyone serving his first enlistment whose physical profile on enlistment, or as later revised while undergoing recruit training, resulted in him being placed in a limited duty status. (The instruction does not apply to personnel placed in a limited duty status subsequent to completion of recruit training.)
The other group consists of anyone in pay grade E-3 and below serving a first enlistment in enlisted rating groups VI, VII, or IX who attained a GCT score of less than 34 while in recruit training, and whose overall performance of duty and conduct has convinced his commanding officer that he is not potential petty officer material.
Men in these categories who have completed a minimum of two-and-one-half years of active service will be discharged for the convenience of the Government. They will not be recommended for re-enlistment.
Men attached to rotated ships or units on distant duty will not be discharged or transferred for discharge until the ship or unit returns to the continental U. S.
Commanding officers may in some cases retain individuals in these categories if their usefulness warrants it.


Captain William R. Caruthers, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Station, presents beneficial suggestion checks to recent winners, (left to right) Roydell Perry, Leadingman Laborer, Juan R. Bilton, Radio Mechanic, and J. E. Roembke, Gen. Eng., GS-13.


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Chaplain Honored At Farewell Dinner


Editorial Office, U. S. Naval Base
Speial Services Department
Fleet Recreation Center
Telephone 9-615
Saturday, 30 January 1954
U. S. NAVAL BASE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
CAPT Frank Bruner, USN
Commander
CAPT G. M. Holley
Chief of Staff
U. S. NAVAL STATION Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
CAPT William R. Caruthers, USN
Commanding Officer
Editorial Staff
LT E. A. Sandess - -r-_ Officer-Advisor H. E. Davis, JOC---- _------- ----Editor
Jerry Lewis,, SO3I---------------- Features
S. C. Dlierks, J01 ------------------- Sports
Pierce Lehiobeck ---- ----- ----_Sports
S. E. Cobbs, PHSN --------- Photographer
R. Naccarato, SN----------------Make-up
THE INDIAN is published weekly at the Naval Station in accordance with NavExos P-35, Revised Nov. 1945, antI financed with non-appropriated funds. THE INDIAN is a member of the Armed Forces Press Service, and AEPS material smpearing herein must not be reproduced without written permission. Local news may be re-printed provided credit is given to IE INDIAN.
All photographs are official U. S. Navy photos unless otherwise credited.


TEENAGE-ROUND-UP
by Linda Thurston and Barbara Burke

There hasn't been much of a social whirl around the base lately. The teenagers have been going their own merry ways for once.
A few of them braved the dusty road to Gtmo last Saturday, and spent their bank rolls on various trinkets. Margo found some amazing bargains in jewelry but as her main shopping objective she was unsuccessful.
Then we have the guys and gals who have turned to sailing as their main recreation. Jimmy Miles,
Beman, and Dexter were under the command of Phil Keenan, Norman Huddy, and Neil Hays. Francis Bruner ventured out on her first cruise. We're happy to report that everyone made it back alive.
Yesterday our beloved Seniors and their guests went on a beach party to Windmill. After a picnic dinner and "mucho" merry making everyone wandered home exclaiming on their wonderful times.
DID YOU SEE: Anita's new hair cut. . . . The gals playing a wicked game of basketball. . . . Jackie Stafford's gleaming face. . . . Pierce having hysterics in , Spanish 11 class . . . and last but not leastSTUCHEL after a wild ride in Bill's car.


Hospital Notes

Heirport News: ACI and Mrs. Paul G. Acree announce the birth of a son, Stephen Michael, on 14 January. Son, Richard Earl, arrived at the home of ADC and Mrs. William Mickiewicz 15 January. A daughter was born to DC2 and Mrs. Billy W. Emde 16 January and has been named Kathy Jane. On 17 January a daughter was born to FP2 and Mrs. Marcellious Elliott and was named Marcellia; also a daughter, Kristine Marie at the home of CS2 and Mrs. Warren D. Nelson.
LT and Mrs. Stephen W. Plarr are the proud parents of a daughter born 22 January. She has been named Stephanie Wynn.
A daughter was born 19th January to SD2 and Mrs. Haorld F. Bolton, and has been named Marlyn June.


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An informal dinner was given by the Methodist Church of Guantanamo City, Cuba, as a farewell to Chaplain J. L. Gilbert of MCB-7 and a welcome to Chaplain W. A. Lane of MCB-8. Attending the dinner was a group of men from both SeaBee battalions and officials of the Protestant Churches of Guantanamo. After the dinner, a farewell service was held in the patio of the Baptist Church. Along with the SeaBees, over 750 residents of Guantanamo City attended the service. Chaplain Gilbert's sermon was heard by the Cubans with the aid of an interpreter. Each church participated in the service including a choral group from MCB-7.


The Lucky Bag WGBY Hi-Lites
by Betty Radcliffe
Eleven years ago this month Two great stars join the AFRS
construction of the Pentagon Build- airlanes this week. The "Rosemary ing was completed. It was started Clooney Show" will be heard each Sept. 11th, 1941 and finished Jan. Tuesday and Thursday evening at 15th, 1943 to the approximate cost 6:15. She'll be backed by Buddy of $64,000,000.00. . - h
The P e n t a g o n, the world's Cole and his five piece combo and largest office building, has a gross to start things off with a bang, floor area of more than 6,000,000 Bob Hope will be her first guest. feet; which is three times that of Don Cornell will also begin his the Empire State Building, own 15 minutes program to be
The private branch telephone ex- broadcast each Tuesday and Thurschange is the largest of its kind day morning at 11:00. The famous in the world and contains approxi- singing host will welcome as his lately 68,600 miles of trunk lines, first guest the very lovely Lisa
The concourse, located on the Kirk. second floor, is 680 feet long and
150 feet wide (larger than that of More famo s stoie bwliess AFR the Pennsylvania Station in New
York City); it is lined with all programs this week. Giselle Mcsorts of shops, including a minia- Kenzie will guest on the "Eddie ture department store. Fisher Show Sunday at 6:15 and
While the structure with its Little Jimmy Dickens will appear
seventeen miles of corridors gives on 'Grand Ole Opry" Saturday the impression of a modern laby- night at 9:30. rinth, its simple design and the Sunday afternoon at 1:00, Armany maps displayed in corridors turo Toscanini will conduct the and at intersections make it fairly NBC Symphony Orchestra in easy for newcomers to find their Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9 in way about after a few days. Visi- D Minor". Eileen Farrell, Nan tors are provided with guides.... Merriman, Jan Peerce and Norman
CHALLENGE DEPT: Mr. and Scott will be soloists along with
Mrs. J.R. Yost believe they have the Robert Shaw Chorale. set some sort of speed record . . . Ray Milland and Joan Fontaine they drove from the base to San- will star in the "Theatre Guild on tiago, by jeep, in three hours and the Air" adaptation of the movie forty five minutes. Have you top- farce, "The Major and the Minor", ped that? Monday evening at 9:00.


Toastmasters

"Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them; but they are the money of fools."
Don't let your vocabulary lie dormant! You may have talents wiating to be discovered. And those hidden qualities can be unveiled to you by acquainting yourself with TOASTMASTERS CLUB No. 113. Don't wait to be asked-simply attend a few meetings and see for yourself that TOASTMASTERS IS MORE THAN A CLUB
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For your favorite stars and programs, watch the daily program schedule listings in the "Papoose"

A doctor, picking up his car at a garage, was highly indignant at the size of the repair bill. "All this for a few hours work ?" He protested. "Why, you charge more for your work than we of the medical do!
"Well, now," replied the mechanic, "that's just how it should be. You doctors have been working on the same old models since time began, but we've got to learn brand new models every year."


Sunday, 31 January 1954

Catholic Masses
0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass - 0630 Confessions: S a t u r d a y, 1730
1800; 1930 -2015, Confessions are not heard before Mass on Sunday.
Protestant Services
Sunday: 0930-Sunday School
1000-Adult Bible Class
1100-Divine Worship
1930-Christian Fellowship
Wednesday: 1930-Mid-Week Prayer
Thursday: 1930-Choir Rehearsal
Chaplains at this Activity
CDR M. 0. Stephenson, CHC, USN
LT J. F. Agnew, CHC, USNR
(Protestant)
LCDR W. J. Spinney, CHC, USN
(Catholic)


The Chaplain's Corner

"Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee". This thought comes to us from God's word through his servant the writer of the Psalms. It is a fact that when we possess the truths of God's word in our hearts that we do not sin against hin. The story is told of a small boy of the Luba- Lulua tribe in the central Congo who sat listening with a fixed gaze as a missionary read from the Scriptures. When the service was over the lad hurried to the missionary and asked, "Oh, sir, may I have a copy of that book, so that I may read it to the people of my village in the jungle? For those words made holes in my heart." Words from God do make holes in our hearts if we allow them access to our thinking. "For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart."
God's word is still the best seller and since the new versions have been published in the language of modern speech the sales have soared to new heights. The Bible is published in hundreds of languages and is available for most of the world to read. Even the White House in our capital has forty-nine copies of this book, each in a different language, so that guests will have a translation in their native tongue. This is wonderful comment on the policies of our country and of our President, but it is difficult not to think of all the copies of this revelation from God that are never opened and never read. The word of God must not only be in the language and the hands of the people, but also in their hearts. With the Psalmist let us say; "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."
James F. Agnew,
LT, CHC, USN


THE INDIAN


Saturday, 30 January 1954


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THE INDIAN


Record Grouper Caught Marines Lead Cagers By Skindiving Spears IW
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Mr. G. H. Abbott (left) and Mr. E. H. Cavanaugh display the 203 pound grouper they caught, the largest on record ever taken from Guantanamo waters.

An all-time 'grouper' record for spear fishermen operating off Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, was established last Saturday by E. H. Cavanaugh and G. H. Abbott when their combined efforts brought about the capture and kill of a 203 pound grouper, otherwise known as 'jewfish', off Leeward Point at an estimated depth of 6 fathoms.
Cavanaugh, equipped with an aqualung, fired the first spear but the fish's heavy scales prevented the shaft from entering. The second spear, also fired by Mr. Cavanaugh, found it's mark. However, the fish's efforts to escape parted the line, leaving the spear in his body. Meanwhile, Abbott, watching and following the activity while surface-swimming, dove after the fish as it paused for a few seconds.
He fired one spear into the fish, surfaced for another gun, dove, and fired a second, killing the grouper. Mr. Cavanaugh then raised the fish slowly to the surface and with the aid of two other spear fishermen, hauled the huge fish into the boat. Both men, experienced and expert skin-divers, used the French Arbollotte, a slingshot-type spear gun that fires a four-foot steel shaft with an internal locking tip.
"When I first saw it," said Mr. Cavanaugh, "I thought it was just another rock . . . until it started to move." Glenn added, "The spears looked like toothpicks but I guess they were too much for him and he decided to give up."
Mr. Cavanaugh is employed by transportation here, while Mr. Abbott is an employee of the International Cable Company, and past President of the skindivers' association here in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Cage Schedule

Monday, 1 February Hospital vs FTG at
Fleet Recreation Center Dental Clinic vs Marines at
Fleet Recreation Center
Tuesday, 2 February MCB-7 vs High School at Marine Site
NAS vs Naval Station at Marine Site
Wednesday, 3 February VU-10 vs Hospital at
Fleet Recreation Center FTG vs High School at
Fleet Recreation Center


As the Naval Base cage play progressed into its third week the Naval Station quintet had little trouble in dumping the Fleet Training Group Monday night by a 76-53 count. After the first few minutes of play the Indian mentors pulled the first five off the floor and just coasted for the rest of the game. Leading in the scoring department for the Indians was Daugherty with 17 followed by Bradford with 14. For the losers Toman came through with 15 and Stien with 11.
Medics Down SeaBees
In the second game of the evening a much improved Hospital five bounced on the SeaBees of MCB-7 and downed them 47-42. Although having to put the ball in a freeze during the closing minutes of play, the Corpsmen led from the first basket throughout the contest. Bonkamph led the scoring for the Corpsmen with 18 and Hallum added to the cause with 10. For the losing SeaBees Smith netted 11 and Anderson, 10.
Marines Top High School
Tuesday night, the scene shifted over to the Marine Site court where the Naval Base High School engaged the home-standing Marine Leathernecks. Sur p ri s ing the Leathernecks, the High School bounced off to an 11-9 first quarter lead only to fall behind at halftime, 21-20. During the last half the Marines pushed ahead insuring the safety of their league-leading streak of 4-0, emerging on top by a 58-45 margin. Androvich led the Marine scoring with 19 aided by Gatti with 18. Heimer led the losing Pirates with 13 followed by "Wild Bill" McGill with 10.
SeaBees Edge Flyers
Wednesday night MCB-7 came back burning from their earlier loss to the Hospital and defeated NAS in a nip and tuck battle climaxed by a five minute overtime, 62-61. Leading the winners in this thriller was player-coach Gill with 19, Clarke with 12 and Anderson, who supplied the winning basket, with 11. For the losing Flyers, recently returned Jackson netted 23 followed by Hollowell with 11.
High School Dumps Dental
In the second game the Naval Base High School registered its first win of the '54 season by dumping the Dental Clinic 61-40 in a contest in which every Pirate saw action. Heimer led the fast moving Pirates with 23 points for his evening's performance followed by Lehmbeck with 10. For the losing Dental Clinic it was King all the way netting 24 and running his average to a league-leading 18 plus.

BASKETBALL STANDINGS

(As of Wednesday, 27 January) Team Won Lost GB
Marines ---------4 0
VU-10------------4 1 1/2
Naval Station 4 1 %
Hospital ---------3 2 11
MCB-7 -----------3 2 1 /
NAS ------------2 3 2%
FTG ------------1 3 3
High School ------1 4 3/2
Dental Clinic 0 6 5

Thursday, 4 February
Marines vs MCB-7 at Marine Site NAS vs Dental Clinic at Marine Site


Hugh Miller, 6-foot 6-inch center for the Naval Station Indians, goes up even higher and drops one through the hoop to boost the Indian score against the FTG Trainers. Final tally was 76-53, Indians.


NAS FLYERS


THE NAS FLYERS: Back row, left to right: Coach E. B. Milam, Sutherland, Beck, D. W. Yale, J. R. Burton, T. D. Smith and S. R. Conti. Front row, left to right: C. E. Meador, L. L. Deerr, W. L. Hollowell, L. J. Moran and H. L. Bevington.

The Naval Air Station Flyers, although sporting three losses at this stage of the league season, have hopes of matching or bettering last year's record of 14-4 which brought them to an up-to-the-wire battle with the Naval Station Indians for the Base title.
To date the Flyers' main weakness seems to lie in the defensive department but Coach Milam, who has been working his charges thoroughly on this all-important phase of the game has expressed con: fidence that opponents will soon be aware of a noticeable improvement.
Returning to help out from last year's squad are forwards Conti, Rouse and Meador, guard Hollowell and center Jackson, but the loss of Bevington early this season and Yates, two 1953 stalwarts who helped them compile their near-winning record won't help NAS hopes any. Bevington, who wound up the season right up with the league scoring leaders will be sorely missed as a point getter and team player and his shoes will be hard to fill.


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CBBU - ABA - DAVISVILLE, Detachment Easy. It is to remain here until July 1954, and during this time, it will house MCB-7 until the arrival of their relief, MCB-6, who will work in joint operation with MCB-8 on the Villamar Housing project. At the end of this operation, the "Apple" will return to Davisville until further need for its services are required.


FTG Bulletin

The Fleet Training Group took on a new look this week as the Engineering and Damage Control Departments moved into the completed new section of the FTG buildings. Personnel in these departments have room now for the first time in months to flex their elbows again. The space vacated will be used for training displays and other instruction requirements.
Golfers on the Ball
In a return match on the local course last Saturday afternoon, eighteen Training Group golfers overpowered a like number of VU10 linksmen. After a 16-14 loss in the first match, revenge was sweet for the Trainers, who piled up a total of 33 points to VU-10's 20. High man on the FTG totem pole was LTJG Carl Treffinger who blazed through 18 holes with a 75 stroke score.
Commands Destroyer
CDR S. Brooks, FTG Damage Control Officer, has received orders to report to the U.S.S. Lofberg, DD759, based at San Diego, California. CDR Brooks will be the commanding officer of the destroyer and is scheduled to depart from Fleet Training Group 24 February.
Ship Arrivals
Six arrivals scheduled to enter the Bay next week for a training period with FTG include the cruiser Roanoke, destroyer tender Yose.mite, seaplane tender Currituck, and destroyer types Hale, Murray, and Beale.
Reports On Board
Joe B. Estop, GM1, USN, has reported to FTG where he will work as a shipboard instructor in the Gunnery Department. FTG says "Welcome on Board."


MOVIES
Saturday, 30 January
BLOWING WILD
Gary Cooper Barbara Stanwyck Ruth Roman Anthony Quinn
Sunday, 31 January SO THIS IS LOVE
Kathryn Grayson Merv Griffin
Joan Weldon Walter Abel
Monday, 1 February
FORT ALGIERS
Yvonne De Carlo Carlos Thompson Raymond Burr Lief Erickson
Tuesday, 2 February
MISSION OVER KOREA
John Hodiak John Derek
Audrey Totter Maureen O'Sullivan
Wednesday, 4 February CHAMP FOR A DAY
Alex Nicol Audrey Totter
Charles Winninger Hope Emerson


VU-10 Prop Blast Public


At a recent ceremony, Commander E. W. Sutherling, SC, USN, Commanding Officer of the Naval Supply Depot presented Mr. Enrique Vias, Mr. Axel Heimer and Mr. Larry Foote with the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in recognition of outstanding services rendered. This is the second highest honorary award issued to civilian personnel of the Navy.


Works Chips
by Vic Gault


The squadron had a big year in 1953, over 15,000 hours were flown in supporting the fleet operations here at Gtmo. Our Squadron led the Utility Squadrons of the Atlantic Fleet in "Utilization of aircraft" for nine of the 10 months reported thus far. This is a hard working, efficient squadron and everyday in everyway we are attempting to live up to our squadron motto "Servicio a la flota".
It seems good to see Chief Blackmon's smiling face once again, now that he has his new set of teeth in commission. A well done to the Dental Clinic.
The squadron people residing on Corinaso Point have set up a noise abatement committee. Those "fly boys" from the fleet are certainly early risers, to say nothing of them never going to bed. The committee plans are not available as yet but one assumption is apparent, everyone in aviation must be shooting for new records this year.
Just received 3 new officers, LTJG R. C. Dixon, LT M. J. Dailey and LTJG D. S. Blair, Jr. Dixon calls Waverly, Pennsylvania home, is not married, and graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering. He reports to us from Flight Training, Corpus Christi, Texas. Blair hails from Webster Grove, Missouri, is married and has one daughter, Cythia Ann, 9 months old. Mrs. Blair is from Webster Grove and she and Cythia will remain there until housing is available in Guantanamo. LT Blair graduated from Yale in 1951 and has a BA degree in Economics and History. He also reports to VU-10 from Flight Training, Corpus Christi, Texas. Dailey is from Rochester, New York. He was recalled to active duty in 1952 and has been in the Pensacola area prior to reporting here. Mrs. Dailey and three sons ages 2, 3, and 10 will join the lieutenant as soon as possible.


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Funds have been received and plans are underway for the accomplishment of a project to construct a bituminous sidewalk along Sherman Avenue from the entrance at Fleet Landing No. 5 to Sherman Avenue Shopping Center. This Project, when completed will provide a much needed safety factor for Fleet Personnel going to and from the debarkation landing and the Shopping Center and will at the same time reduce traffic hazards in this area.
Public Works forces are about to complete the project of constructing the new connecting wing for Fleet Training Group Headquarters buildings Nos. 123 and 803A. Various M C Battalions as well as Public Works forces have been utilized to achieve this necessary and worthwhile base improvement.
The Public Works Department welcomes aboard the "Can Do" boys of MCB-8. This battalion under the command of CDR W. S. Witherell, CEC, USN, has arrived on the Base to join forces with MCB-7, and it is anticipated that these combined units will lead to early completion of some of the primary task assignments among which the most important are the new Power Plant at Leeward Point Air Field, the new RPIO Building, and the Replacement Housing Project at Villamar and Bargo Areas. The tempo of the work will undoubtedly be stepped up and it is hoped that before long, personnel will be on the move into the new replacement houses. MCB-7 transferred its geographical location to the MCB Barracks ship, the APL48, known as "The Apple" by MCB personnel. This change in location of the MCB-7 to "The Apple" was made in order to give MCB-8 the larger accomodations at the AATC Area.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mason of this department have just returned from a well earned Caribbean vacational tour. The Masons enjoyed the tour very much and their only regret is that it was entirely too short, but they state that even tho' short they enjoyed every minute of the trip.
Mr. W. D. Greene, Director, Transportation and Equipment Division of the Tenth Naval District is on an inspection visit to the Base in connection with the installation of the new Automotive Cost Control System which has been established at the Garage Branch, Transportation Division of the department. This "system since its installation has produced excellent results and it is anticipated that the efficiency of the Transportation Division will be increased considerable. Welcome aboard Mr. Greene.
A new arrival on the Base to assume duties as Quarterman Mechanic, (Plumber) of the department is Mr. J. M. Smillie. Mr. Smillie is a former employee of the Naval Station San Juan, Puerto Rico where he was employed in the Utilities Division of that activity. He arrived Monday, in company with two Golf Pros, by way of Kingston, Jamaica. He expects to have his family, Mrs. Smillie and his daughters Pola and Diana, with him on the base in the near future. We welcome him aboard and hope that he enjoys his tour of duty with the department.

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a Vol. VI, No. 30 U. S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Saturday, 30 January 1954 Carnival Plans Ready Hoover Agent Finds Surplusyste dNavy Announces Planned Cut; Dy t m G o a or a a ay The giant, annual Guantanamo Bay Carnival is on the way! Commencing on February 19th and running for three consecutive days through the 21st the carnival will be held in the Fleet Recreation area at the Naval Station. Already the carnival headquarters building has been moved into place adjacent to the tennis courts, and next week construction of the booths and the rides will begin. On one of the three days, as yet undecided, there will be a Kiddie Parade with prizes awarded for the best costumes and decorations of the younger set. Donkey rides, train rides and other attractions will be made available to the children along with refreshments. The Girl Scouts and members of the various ladies' auxiliaries of clubs throughout the base are making plans to bake cakes and pies and cookies. Skill contests will be available for those with that lucky feeling. The carnival is open to all naval personnel in the area, and shares are being offered to make the affair a success. Carnival shares may be obtained at any of the various Exchanges on the base and through individuals or the chaplain's office. 'The Apple' Returns As SeaBee Barracks The APL-48 has once again returned to the Guantanamo Bay area. This is the same barracks ship which housed MCB-8 here in early 1952 and later a small detachment of men from MCB-7. The APL, or "Apple" as it is called by its crew and occupants, is a four-deck affair with four major compartments for enlisted men. Each of these compartments is capable of housing 150 men. The "Apple" has quarters for both officers and CPOs, and although not being used at the present time, it also has its own galley. It is completely sea-worthy, but it lacks one thing. It has no power of its own and has to be towed to every destination. In September of 1952, the "Apple" returned to ComCBLant headquarters, Davisville, Rhode Island, for a few months to undergo overhaul and repairs. It was then moved to Argentia, Newfoundland, for a period of 2 months. For a short time it was tied up to the USS Vulcan, AR-5, in Boston while the repair ship was undergoing overhaul. Upon completion of that operation, it was once again returned to Davisville and later towed back to this area. While it is in this area, the "Apple" is to be distinguished from other ships by the designation (Continued on Page Four) On 11 and 12 January 1954, the Naval Base was honored by a visit from Mr. James D. Mooney, a representative of the group serving under Mr. Herbert Hoover, Chairman of the Commission on Organization, Executive Branch of the Go vernmen t. Specifically Mr. Mooney is a member of the "Task Force on Use and Disposal of Federal Surplus Property," operating under the supervision and direction of General Robert E. Wood, (USA Ret.). Mr. Mooney's mission at Guantanamo Bay was primarily for the purpose of inspecting the procedures in use concerning surplus property and disposal thereof and to observe the operation and results of local commands concerned with this problem. Surplus materials and excess inventory stocks are currently the object of a Navywide purification program with emphasis stemming directly from the office of the Secretary of the Navy. During his two-day visit, the former Vice President in charge of Overseas Operations for General Motors Corporation, made inspections of all facilities established on the base for accumulating and disposing of scrap salvage and surplus, and extensively examined procedures relative to disposal. At the conclusion of his inspection, Mr. Mooney summed up his observations in a written report to General Wood, Chairman of his Task Force, wherein he stated he was impressed by the overall emphasis being placed on disposal of obsolete and surplus material. He was particularly commendable of certain current procedures now underway at the Naval Supply Depot relative to automotive repair parts and in addition "found every evidence at the Depot of excellent housekeeping and extreme conscientiousness in looking after Government property". Regarding the NAS Supply Department he stated "procedures, techniques and housekeeping functions were in the same degree of excellence found at the Naval Supply Depot." CAPT Holley Speaks At PTA Meeting Captain G. M. Holley, Chief of Staff, Naval Base, will be principal speaker at the regular meeting of the Parent-Teachers Association which will be held at the Naval Base School on Tuesday, 2 February 1954 at 1930. Captain Holley is Senior Member of the Base School Board. He will discuss the functions of the School Board in general, including financing of the schools. This is a grand opportunity for parents to learn how the Base schools are operated. So, make plans to attend the PTA meeting. p1 Will Maintain High Caliber Men Washington (AFPS) -Regular Navy officers may resign from the Service under new voluntary separation policies. These policies result from the planned reduction of Navy personnel. Regular Navy officers are eligible to submit their resignations after completing four or more years active commissioned service. Medical and dental officers will be required to finish only three years active commissioned service before they can submit their requests. Obligated service incurred as a result of advanced training or graduate instruction will be in addition to the three or four years active duty requirements for Regulars. Periods while undergoing such advanced training or schooling will be considered as part of the three or four years. If eight years commissioned service has not been completed, favorable action on resignations will depend upon acceptance of a commission in the Navy Reserve. Reserve officer resignations normally will be accepted if they have fulfilled their obligated active duty and completed a total of eight or more years of active or inactive commissioned service. Temporary officers, including warrants, who hold permanent enlisted grades, may request reversion to enlisted status and transfer to the Fleet Reserve. They also may request to stay on active duty in their permanent rating. PO Examinations Begin Next Week Base personnel eligible for advancement in rate should take notice that the examination for such will be held at 0800 on the following dates: Chief Petty Officer, 2 February; Third Class Petty Officer, 9 February; Second Class Petty Officer, 16 February; and First Class Petty Officer 23 February. Naval Station personnel will be tested in the Bay Hill Galley, with 149 men trying for P03 rating, 99 for P02, 53 for P01, and 32 for CPO. Candidates for advancement from the Naval Air Station and from VU-10 will take their exams in the NAS Galley, while those eligible from the Naval Supply Depot and the Dental Clinic will be tested at the Bay Hill galley along with the Naval Station personnel. Washington (AFPS)-In a move to maintain the highest caliber of enlisted personnel, the Navy has scheduled early separations for men unable to meet required standards. Two types of sailors are scheduled to be weeded out, according to BUPERSINST 1910-11. In the first group is anyone serving his first enlistment whose physical profile on enlistment, or as later revised while undergoing recruit training, resulted in him being placed in a limited duty status. (The instruction does not apply to personnel placed in a limited duty status subsequent to completion of recruit training.) The other group consists of anyone in pay grade E-3 and below serving a first enlistment in enlisted rating groups VI, VII, or IX who attained a GCT score of less than 34 while in recruit training, and whose overall performance of duty and conduct has convinced his commanding officer that he is not potential petty officer material. Men in these categories who have completed a minimum of two-and-one-half years of active service will be discharged for the convenience of the Government. They will not be recommended for re-enlistment. Men attached to rotated ships or units on distant duty will not be discharged or transferred for discharge until the ship or unit returns to the continental U. S. Commanding officers may in some cases retain individuals in these categories if their usefulness warrants it. Captain William R. Caruthers, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Station, presents beneficial suggestion checks to recent winners, (left to right) Roydell Perry, Leadingman Laborer, Juan R. Bilton, Radio Mechanic, and J. E. Roembke, Gen. Eng., GS-13.

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PaeTwo TEIDA audy 0Jnay15 Editorial Office, U. S. Naval Base Special Services Department Fleet recreation Center Telephonse s-e1i -Saturday, 30 January 1954 U. S. NAVAL BASE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba CAPT Frank Bruner, USN Commander CAPT G. M. Holley Chief of Staff U. S. NAVAL STATION Guantanamo Bay, Cuba CAPT William R. Caruthers, USN Commanding Officer Editorial Staff LT E. A. Sadness -Officer-Advisor H. E. Davis, JOC ----------Editor Jerry Lewis~ J03S ------Features J. C. Diersls J03------Spurts Pier ce Lehmbck--------Sports S. E. Cobbs, 5'SN--Photographer R. Naccarato, SN -----------Make-up THE INDIAN is published weekly at the Naval Station in accordance with NavExos P-35, Revised Nov. 1945, and danced sith noin-appropriated funds. THE INuIAN is a osesmber of thse Armsed Forces Press Service, and AFPS material appearing herein must not be reproduced without written permission. Local news may be re-printed provided credit is given to THE INDIAN. All photographs are official U. S. Navy photos unless otherwise credited. TEENAGEROUND-UP by Linda Thurston and Barbara Burke There hasn't been much of a social whirl around the base lately. The teenagers have been going their own merry ways for once. A few of them braved the dusty road to Gtmo last Saturday, and spent their bank rolls on various trinkets. Margo found some amazing bargains in jewelry but as her main shopping objective she was unsuccessful. Then we have the guys and gals who have turned to sailing as their main recreation. Jimmy Miles, Beman, and Dexter were under the command of Phil Keenan, Norman Huddy, and Neil Hays. Francis Bruner ventured out on her first cruise. We're happy to report that everyone made it back alive. Yesterday our beloved Seniors and their guests went on a beach party to Windmill. After a picnic dinner and "mucho" merry making everyone wandered home exclaiming on their wonderful times. DID YOU SEE: Anita's new hair cut. ...The gals playing a wicked game of basketball. ...Jackie Stafford's gleaming face. Pierce having hysterics in Spanish 11 class ...and last but not leastSTUCHEL after a wild ride in Bill's car. Hospital Notes Heirport News: AC1 and Mrs. Paul G. Acree announce the birth of a son, Stephen Michael, on 14 January. Son, Richard Earl, arrived at the home of ADC and Mrs. William Mickiewicz 15 January. A daughter was born to DC2 and Mrs. Billy W. Emde 16 January and has been named Kathy Jane. On 17 January a daughter was born to FP2 and Mrs. Marcellious Elliott and was named Marcellia; also a daughter, Kristine Marie at the home of CS2 and Mrs. Warren D. Nelson. LT and Mrs. Stephen W. Plarr are the proud parents of a daughter born 22 January. She has been named Stephanie Wynn. A daughter was born 19th January to SD2 and Mrs. Haorld F. Bolton, and has been named Marlyn June. Chaplain Honored At Farewell Dinner An informal dinner was given by the Methodist Church of Guantanamo City, Cuba, as a farewell to Chaplain J. L. Gilbert of MCB-7 and a welcome to Chaplain W. A. Lane of MCB-8. Attending the dinner was a group of men from both SeaBee battalions and officials of the Protestant Churches of Guantanamo. After the dinner, a farewell service was held in the patio of the Baptist Church. Along with the SeaBees, over 750 residents of Guantanamo City attended the service. Chaplain Gilbert's sermon was heard by the Cubans with the aid of an interpreter. Each church participated in the service including a choral group from MCB-7. The Lucky Bag by Betty Radcliffe Eleven years ago this month construction of the Pentagon Building was completed. It was started Sept. 11th, 1941 and finished Jan. 15th, 1943 to the approximate cost of $64,000,000.00. The Pentago n, the world's largest office building, has a gross floor area of more than 6,000,000 feet; which is three times that of the Empire State Building. The private branch telephone exchange is the largest of its kind in the world and contains approximately 68,600 miles of trunk lines. The concourse, located on the second floor, is 680 feet long and 150 feet wide (larger than that of the Pennsylvania Station in New York City); it is lined with all sorts of shops, including a miniature department store. While the structure with its seventeen miles of corridors gives the impression of a modern labyrinth, its simple design and the many maps displayed in corridors and at intersections make it fairly easy for newcomers to find their way about after a few days. Visitors are provided with guides. CHALLENGE DEPT: Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Yost believe they have set some sort of speed record ... they drove from the base to Santiago, by jeep, in three hours and forty five minutes. Have you topped that? Toastmasters "Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them; but they are the money of fools." Don't let your vocabulary lie dormant! You may have talents wiating to be discovered. And those hidden qualities can be unveiled to you by acquainting yourself with TOASTMASTERS CLUB No. 113. Don't wait to be askedsimply attend a few meetings and see for yourself that TOASTMASTERS IS MORE THAN A CLUB -IT IS AN EDUCATION. WGBY Hi-Lites. Two great stars join the AFRS airlanes this week. The "Rosemary Clooney Show" will be heard each Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:15. She'll be backed by Buddy Cole and his five piece combo and to start things off with a bang, Bob Hope will be her first guest. Don Cornell will also begin his own 15 minutes program to be broadcast each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 11:00. The famous singing host will welcome as his first guest the very lovely Lisa Kirk. More famous show business personalities will visit other AFRS programs this week. Giselle McKenzie will guest on the "Eddie Fisher Show" Sunday at 6:15 and Little Jimmy Dickens will appear on "Grand Ole Opry" Saturday night at 9:30. Sunday afternoon at 1:00, Arturo Toscanini will conduct the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9 in D Minor". Eileen Farrell, Nan Merriman, Jan Peerce and Norman Scott will be soloists along with the Robert Shaw Chorale. Ray Milland and Joan Fontaine will star in the "Theatre Guild on the Air" adaptation of the movie farce, "The Major and the Minor", Monday evening at 9:00. For your favorite stars and programs, watch the daily program schedule listings in the "Papoose" A doctor, picking up his car at a garage, was highly indignant at the size of the repair bill. "All this for a few hours work?" He protested. "Why, you charge more for your work than we of the medical do!" "Well, now," replied the mechanic, "that's just how it should be. You doctors have been working on the same old models since time began, but we've got to learn brand new models every year." Sunday, 31 January 1954 Catholic Masses 0700-Naval Base Chapel 0900-Naval Base Chapel Daily Mass -0630 Confessions: Saturda y, 1730 1800; 1930 -2015, Confessions are not heard before Mass on Sunday. Protestant Services Sunday: 0930-Sunday School 1000-Adult Bible Class 1100-Divine Worship 1930-Christian Fellowship Wednesday: 1930-Mid-Week Prayer Thursday: 1930-Choir Rehearsal Chaplains at this Activity CDR M. O. Stephenson, CHC, USN LT J. F. Agnew, CHC, USNR (Protestant) LCDR W. J. Spinney, CHC, USN (Catholic) The Chaplain's Corner "Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee". This thought comes to us from God's word through his servant the writer of the Psalms. It is a fact that when we possess the truths of God's word in our hearts that we do not sin against him. The story is told of a small boy of the LubaLulua tribe in the central Congo who sat listening with a fixed gaze as a missionary read from the Scriptures. When the service was over the lad hurried to the missionary and asked, "Oh, sir, may I have a copy of that book, so that I may read it to the people of my village in the jungle? For those words made holes in my heart." Words from God do make holes in our hearts if we allow them access to our thinking. "For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart." God's word is still the best seller and since the new versions have been published in the language of modern speech the sales have soared to new heights. The Bible is published in hundreds of languages and is available for most of the world to read. Even the White House in our capital has forty-nine copies of this book, each in a different language, so that guests will have a translation in their native tongue. This is wonderful comment on the policies of our country and of our President, but it is difficult not to think of all the copies of this revelation from God that are never opened and never read. The word of God must not only be in the language and the hands of the people, but also in their hearts. With the Psalmist let us say; "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." James F. Agnew, LT, CHC, USN Saturday, 30 January 1954 THE INDIAN Page Two

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Record Grouper Caught Marines Lead Cagers By Skindiving Spears Into Third Week of Play Mr. G. H. Abbott (left) and Mr. E. H. Cavanaugh display the 203 pound grouper they caught, the largest on record ever taken from Guantanamo waters. An all-time 'grouper' record for spear fishermen operating off Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, was established last Saturday by E. H. Cavanaugh and G. H. Abbott when their combined efforts brought about the capture and kill of a 203 pound grouper, otherwise known as 'jewfish', off Leeward Point at an estimated depth of 6 fathoms. Cavanaugh, equipped with an aqualung, fired the first spear but the fish's heavy scales prevented the shaft from entering. The second spear, also fired by Mr. Cavanaugh, found it's mark. However, the fish's efforts to escape parted the line, leaving the spear in his body. Meanwhile, Abbott, watching and following the activity while surface-swimming, dove after the fish as it paused for a few seconds. He fired one spear into the fish, surfaced for another gun, dove, and fired a second, killing the grouper. Mr. Cavanaugh then raised the fish slowly to the surface and with the aid of two other spear fishermen, hauled the huge fish into the boat. Both men, experienced and expert skin-divers, used the French Arbollette, a slingshot-type spear gun that fires a four-foot steel shaft with an internal locking tip. "When I first saw it," said Mr. Cavanaugh, "I thought it was just another rock ...until it started to move." Glenn added, "The spears looked like toothpicks but I guess they were too much for him and he decided to give up." Mr. Cavanaugh is employed by transportation here, while Mr. Abbott is an employee of the International Cable Company, and past President of the skindivers' association here in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Cage Schedule Monday, 1 February Hospital vs FTG at Fleet Recreation Center Dental Clinic vs Marines at Fleet Recreation Center Tuesday, 2 February MCB-7 vs High School at Marine Site NAS vs Naval Station at Marine Site Wednesday, 3 February VU-10 vs Hospital at Fleet Recreation Center FTG vs High School at Fleet Recreation Center As the Naval Base cage play progressed into its third week the Naval Station quintet had little trouble in dumping the Fleet Training Group Monday night by a 76-53 count. After the first few minutes of play the Indian mentors pulled the first five off the floor and just coasted for the rest of the game. Leading in the scoring department for the Indians was Daugherty with 17 followed by Bradford with 14. For the losers Toman came through with 15 and Stien with 11. Medics Down SeaBees In the second game of the evening a much improved Hospital five bounced on the SeaBees of MCB-7 and downed them 47-42. Although having to put the ball in a freeze during the closing minutes of play, the Corpsmen led from the first basket throughout the contest. Bonkamph led the scoring for the Corpsmen with 18 and Hallum added to the cause with 10. For the losing SeaBees Smith netted 11 and Anderson, 10. Marines Top High School Tuesday night, the scene shifted over to the Marine Site court where the Naval Base High School engaged the home-standing Marine Leathernecks. Surprising the Leathernecks, the High School bounced off to an 11-9 first quarter lead only to fall behind at halftime, 21-20. During the last half the Marines pushed ahead insuring the safety of their league-leading streak of 4-0, emerging on top by a 58-45 margin. Androvich led the Marine scoring with 19 aided by Gatti with 18. Heimer led the losing Pirates with 13 followed by "Wild Bill" McGill with 10. SeaBees Edge Flyers Wednesday night MCB-7 came back burning from their earlier loss to the Hospital and defeated NAS in a nip and tuck battle climaxed by a five minute overtime, 62-61. Leading the winners in this thriller was player-coach Gill with 19, Clarke with 12 and Anderson, who supplied the winning basket, with 11. For the losing Flyers, recently returned Jackson netted 23 followed by Hollowell with 11. High School Dumps Dental In the second game the Naval Base High School registered its first win of the '54 season by dumping the Dental Clinic 61-40 in a contest in which every Pirate saw action. Heimer led the fast moving Pirates with 23 points for his evening's performance followed by Lehmbeck with 10. For the losing Dental Clinic it was King all the way netting 24 and running his average to a league-leading 18 plus. BASKETBALL STANDINGS (As of Wednesday, 27 January) Team Won Lost GB Marines---------4 0 VU-10 V-10------------1 2/ Naval Station 4 1 2 Hospital--------3 2 11 MCB-7----------3 2 11 NAS------------2 3 22 FTG------------1 3 3 High School1 4 32 Dental Clinic ---0 6 5 Thursday, 4 February Marines vs MCB-7 at Marine Site NAS vs Dental Clinic at Marine Site 40 Hugh Miller, 6-foot 6-inch center for the Naval Station Indians, goes up even higher and drops one through the hoop to boost the Indian score against the FTG Trainers. Final tally was 76-53, Indians. NAS FLYERS THE NAS FLYERS: Back row, left to right: Coach E. B. Milam, Sutherland, Beck, D. W. Yale, J. R. Burton, T. D. Smith and S. R. Conti. Front row, left to right: C. E. Meador, L. L. Deerr, W. L. Hollowell, L. J. Moran and H. L. Bevington. The Naval Air Station Flyers, although sporting three losses at this stage of the league season, have hopes of matching or bettering last year's record of 14-4 which brought them to an up-to-the-wire battle with the Naval Station Indians for the Base title. To date the Flyers' main weakness seems to lie in the defensive department but Coach Milam, who has been working his charges thoroughly on this all-important phase of the game has expressed cone fidence that opponents will soon be aware of a noticeable improvement. Returning to help out from last year's squad are forwards Conti, Rouse and Meador, guard Hollowell and center Jackson, but the loss of Bevington early this season and Yates, two 1953 stalwarts who helped them compile their near-winning record won't help NAS hopes any. Bevington, who wound up the season right up with the league scoring leaders will be sorely missed as a point getter and team player and his shoes will be hard to fill. 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Navy-55NOPPO-Gt~5o THE INDIAN Saturday, 30 January 1954 The Apple' Returns .. 'The Apple' -API 48 (Continued from Page One) CBBU -ABA -DAVISVILLE, Detachment Easy. It is to remain here until July 1954, and during this time, it will house MCB-7 until the arrival of their relief, MCB-6, who will work in joint operation with MCB-8 on the Villamar Housing project. At the end of this operation, the "Apple" will return to Davisville until further need for its services are required. FTG Bulletin The Fleet Training Group took on a new look this week as the Engineering and Damage Control Departments moved into the completed new section of the FTG buildings. Personnel in these departments have room now for the first time in months to flex their elbows again. The space vacated will be used for training displays and other instruction requirements. Golfers on the Ball In a return match on the local course last Saturday afternoon, eighteen Training Group golfers overpowered a like number of VU10 linksmen. After a 16-14 loss in the first match, revenge was sweet for the Trainers, who piled up a total of 33 points to VU-10's 20. High man on the FTG totem pole was LTJG Carl Treffinger who blazed through 18 holes with a 75 stroke score. Commands Destroyer CDR S. Brooks, FTG Damage Control Officer, has received orders to report to the U.S.S. Lofberg, DD759, based at San Diego, California. CDR Brooks will be the commanding officer of the destroyer and is scheduled to depart from Fleet Training Group 24 February. Ship Arrivals Six arrivals scheduled to enter the Bay next week for a training period with FTG include the cruiser Roanoke, destroyer tender Yose*mite, seaplane tender Currituck, and destroyer types Hale, Murray, and Beale. Reports On Board Joe B. Estop, GM1, USN, has reported to FTG where he will work as a shipboard instructor in the Gunnery Department. FTG says "Welcome on Board." MOVIES Saturday, 30 January BLOWING WILD Gary Cooper Barbara Stanwyck Ruth Roman Anthony Quinn Sunday, 31 January SO THIS IS LOVE Kathryn Grayson Merv Griffin Joan Weldon Walter Abel Monday, 1 February FORT ALGIERS Yvonne De Carlo Carlos Thompson Raymond Burr Lief Erickson Tuesday, 2 February MISSION OVER KOREA John Hodiak John Derek Audrey Totter Maureen O'Sullivan Wednesday, 4 February CHAMP FOR A DAY Alex Nicol Audrey Totter Charles Winninger Hope Emerson VU-10 Prop Blast Public The squadron had a big year in 1953, over 15,000 hours were flown in supporting the fleet operations here at Gtmo. Our Squadron led the Utility Squadrons of the Atlantic Fleet in "Utilization of aircraft" for nine of the 10 months reported thus far. This is a hard working, efficient squadron and everyday in everyway we are attempting to live up to our squadron motto "Servicio a la flota". It seems good to see Chief Blackmon's smiling face once again, now that he has his new set of teeth in commission. A well done to the Dental Clinic. The squadron people residing on Corinaso Point have set up a noise abatement committee. Those "fly boys" from the fleet are certainly early risers, to say nothing of them never going to bed. The committee plans are not available as yet but one assumption is apparent, everyone in aviation must be shooting for new records this year. Just received 3 new officers, LTJG R. C. Dixon, LT M. J. Dailey and LTJG D. S. Blair, Jr. Dixon calls Waverly, Pennsylvania home, is not married, and graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering. He reports to us from Flight Training, Corpus Christi, Texas. Blair hails from Webster Grove, Missouri, is married and has one daughter, Cythia Ann, 9 months old. Mrs. Blair is from Webster Grove and she and Cythia will remain there until housing is available in Guantanamo. LT Blair graduated from Yale in 1951 and has a BA degree in Economics and History. He also reports to VU-10 from Flight Training, Corpus Christi, Texas. Dailey is from Rochester, New York. He was recalled to active duty in 1952 and has been in the Pensacola area prior to reporting here. Mrs. Dailey and three sons ages 2, 3, and 10 will join the lieutenant as soon as possible. At a recent ceremony, Commander E. W. Sutherling, SC, USN, Commanding Officer of the Naval Supply Depot presented Mr. Enrique Vias, Mr. Axel Heimer and Mr. Larry Foote with the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in recognition of outstanding services rendered. This is the second highest honorary award issued to civilian personnel of the Navy. Works Chips by Vic Gault Funds have been received and plans are underway for the accomplishment of a project to construct a bituminous sidewalk along Sherman Avenue from the entrance at Fleet Landing No. 5 to Sherman Avenue Shopping Center. This Project, when completed will provide a much needed safety factor for Fleet Personnel going to and from the debarkation landing and the Shopping Center and will at the same time reduce traffic hazards in this area. Public Works forces are about to complete the project of constructing the new connecting wing for Fleet Training Group Headquarters buildings Nos. 123 and 803A. Various M C Battalions as well as Public Works forces have been utilized to achieve this necessary and worthwhile base improvement. The Public Works Department welcomes aboard the "Can Do" boys of MCB-8. This battalion under the command of CDR W. S. Witherell, CEC, USN, has arrived on the Base to join forces with MCB-7, and it is anticipated that these combined units will lead to early completion of some of the primary task assignments among which the most important are the new Power Plant at Leeward Point Air Field, the new RPIO Building, and the Replacement Housing Project at Villamar and Bargo Areas. The tempo of the work will undoubtedly be stepped up and it is hoped that before long, personnel will be on the move into the new replacement houses. MCB-7 transferred its geographical location to the MCB Barracks ship, the APL48, known as "The Apple" by MCB personnel. This change in location of the MCB-7 to "The Apple" was made in order to give MCB-8 the larger accomodations at the AATC Area. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mason of this department have just returned from a well earned Caribbean vacational tour. The Masons enjoyed the tour very much and their only regret is that it was entirely too short, but they state that even tho' short they enjoyed every minute of the trip. Mr. W. D. Greene, Director, Transportation and Equipment Division of the Tenth Naval District is on an inspection visit to the Base in connection with the installation of the new Automotive Cost Control System which has been established at the Garage Branch, Transportation Division of the department. This -system since its installation has produced excellent results and it is anticipated that the efficiency of the Transportation Division will be increased considerable. Welcome aboard Mr. Greene. A new arrival on the Base to assume duties as Quarterman Mechanic, (Plumber) of the department is Mr. J. M. Smillie. Mr. Smillie is a former employee of the Naval Station San Juan, Puerto Rico where he was employed in the Utilities Division of that activity. He arrived Monday, in company with two Golf Pros, by way of Kingston, Jamaica. He expects to have his family, Mrs. Smillie and his daughters Pola and Diana, with him on the base in the near future. We welcome him aboard and hope that he enjoys his tour of duty with the department. Definition: A bathing beauty-a girl worth wading for. Saturday, 30 January 1954 Navy-10NDPPO-Gtmao THE INDIAN