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Jax air news
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United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
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April 1, 1954


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Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).

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Built In Boondocks

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Secret y Launch ;.

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1 a 1''', ti w 't '; a Rocket Transport

The Spacemaster X-123-TV, Composite Squadron 62's
t > largest rocket transport, took off from launching pit No. 1

; I ha,r for the first scheduled trip to Mars, before dawn this morn'ing.

FOR MARS-Rocket ship '
The Spacemaster, commandedby
X-123-TV is M
& R and First Lieutenant Divi
shown immediately on take off Capt. Burnham C. McCaffree,
at dawn from launching sion specialists in the under-
today t ty NAS commanding officer, is the \
No 1 here at NAS Jaz for first ship of her type to attemptthe ground laboratories, located !in
first trip in history to Mars. w the boondocks south of the station
round trip flight[ through
Built here in secrecy, the a r
reservation, the Spacemaster's -
Spacemaster expects to remainon space, covering 50,000,000 miles.
Mars for an hour trip to Mars was kept an ab-
secrecy olute
secret until its launchingthis
--.; -1 morning.

In test runs the huge multistage
tI rocket-Jet propelled space ship has

2 I exceeded speeds of 200,000 miles

rp k; I per hour and passed through zero

J11X1'l gravity and its attendant problemof

ki ease explosive decompression with'

THE TRIl' TO MAKS will be

s made via man-built, satellite stations
VOL-12 No. 1 U. S. N. A. S. Jacksonville. Fla 1 April 1954
I the first of which (is set up

f In 1,707-mlle-high orbit above the

i ... earth. These space satellites follow
Immediately r.
a precise orbit height and

.. velocity that cannot be altered.

.w Personnel To Be ReleasedSix < r The ship will carry several sur

vey vehicles, manned by photo
crews, and Investigating teams.
Traveling with Comdr. W. Don-

I Months Early NowFLASH (Please Turn to. Pace. 8, Col. 1))

It's out of the bag, The word. has been Swagger Sticks Now
PILOT-Shown in made official.
his pressurized suit is Comdr.W. For Petty Officers
Word was received late yesterday afternoon via BuPers
Donald DIetz, pilot of the \
rocket ship Spacemaster, which Instruction 6!>96.1 3/t that all Naval personnel, both regularand Congress has approved! and the
left for Mars\ this morning: reserve, are to be released six months early. President has signed a bill adding
sticks and to the.
swagger spats
This instruction will go into effect
i sub paragraph cancelling previous Navy enlisted men's uniform This
immediately. All persons eligible
Hull Of Sunken instructions requiring'military per addition is to dress up the uniform ,
who wish discharges are directed .,.
sonnel who entered the service af now that officers are required
to report to the Separation
Treasure ter certain date to' total to wear traditional swords
Ship Center Building 100 at 0800 a serve a

tomorrow for processing and release of eight years military service, again.
All non-rated personnel will be
River both regular and reserve time.
Found In
required to have: spats for the
Overseas AffectedIf Under this Instruction
you may
August inspection, but not swag.
Two epearfishing Jax Navy men this instruction interferes in become a reservist It you wish, ger sticks. The swagger sticks

have found the coral encrusted any way with personal plans, you but it is no longer mandatory will be strictly a privilege en-

remains of a sunken ship, believedto may .extend for any length of For details of those new instructions Joyed by the Petty Officers.
time from one to two you may call the Naval
be Captain Kidd's Adventurer, years. I In order that all sticks be uni
just a few hundred yards off For those personnel serving at (Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4)) form, Finkle Henrysteins of Jax

shore from the seaplane ramp remote outposts the instruction I' (Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1)i)
here. contains special paragraphs authorizing i

Lt John Rube of Supply and immediate release for I Robot PerfectedAt

Clyde Paskudnyak, SA, of NATT- those having served at that same k Neanderthal Man

Center, were swimming underwater outpost for over a period of six FaetuLant Discovered Here
and equipped with fins and months if a relief is available. ,

goggles at the time of the dis[ Kesene Time Out A robot, as near human as rObots 4 What was at first believed to ,

covery. This instruction also contains a can get, has been perfected be an escaped gorilla from the
by Fleet Airborne Electronics
AS TAR" AS can be deduced :: ..".. '.' '" Unit Detachment Two Faetu HE GOOFED-In a surprisemove Ringling Brothers Circus, which
from historical records, folklore, :I.ii; ( yesterday, the Naval Air passed by here on its trip north
and word from the Historical Society f: 'F.k w Lant), it has been revealed. Station issued swords, as pre last week, !Is now thought to be I

of Lost Ships at MacClen- k ); The robot, which got its startin scribed by new regulations, to a Neanderthal man a leftover j

ney, there seems little doubt that a dusty corner of the Faetu issued Commanders the swords And above.long aheadof Being from the prehistoric age. :

the wreck which sank in the St. ; Lant building, where Hopalong the scheduled date, recip The Nean "
Johns is Captain Kidd's Adventurer ,s. Video, AN, was just "messing ients became enthusiastic and derthal man,
r' around with nuts and bolts," was displayed them pronto. In an who went 'J
K'u unveiled yesterday, exhibition of swords at the r:
This throws into a cocked hat a \ '0' Club, this Comdr. above pokingthrough
the common belief that the ship, t However, it Is feared they may goofed A.. u.

carrying treasure reportedly valued i have gone too far. To give the ro caves in

at $100,000,000, was lost off 1- > .; '' bot mobility and power, they Fliers Host YankeesIn dark .millen-

the island of Sanibel, on Florida's 11.. juiced it up with a' quick uran Exhibition iums before
west coast. 1.t i ium charge. What happened then FrayThe the dawn of

leads the scientists at Faetu to world champion New York i history, was
RUBE AND Paskudnyak, are > Qr i
not revealing the exact location .A + believe that the robot is a man. Yankees will top off at NAS Jax picked u p

I '.' : t The first two Waves he saw, he on their way north to play an near the oil '
Please Turn to 8 Col. 4) af I .
( exhibition game with the Jax "
... I immediately embraced and would pit at the J
h atxF' only let loose when he was de- Navy Fliers Friday at Mason Salvage

MARILYN PAYS I electroded. Field. Dump here at the Station One

@ When queried on specific de Since the pitching staff has not i observer has sworn that he I
I F'
t: faced anything so potent the
o tails of how the robot was per heard the "thing" mumble some-
Evldentally the word didn't get '' fected Airman Video said that it (Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4)) i (Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4))

around that Marilyn was here. '.. was simple: 'I just' took a coupleof

Marilyn Monroe, who has beenin f.r i f r; : nuts and bolts, attached themto II DEVELOP .
mourning since her failure to :... { a framlstan, hooked on a few BOUNCING
win the Academy Award, snappedout r: : rolllrons, spliced in a couple of The NAS Jax- sonar Develop "
run, Comdr. Harry Harty, the
of her doldrums long enough f. x bevel beams, packed in a few ment Doard has announced I
spokesman for the board, re
last night to put on a special :f' cylinrolls and then, set it in rivet from its headquarters in the vealed.

dance at Mainslde gym. te. : : ...J I had a little trouble with the
boondocks area, near the No.
Work has progressed so rapIdly -
The show was attended by a ROBOT PERFECTED-Local crossinfors. They wouldn't fit
5 tee, that its scientists have
that now getting
handful of men who Just happened ingenuity came to the fore, with the famwillises and had to they are
by the gym to play basket with the perfection of a robotat substitute) a sofmstan. This gave developed a bouncing bomb "more bounce to the ounce"
FaetuLant Detachment Two. "When the bomb is dropped, The Board also revealed that
ball, that is. There they found me a billet ring, which as everybody
Looking chipper in his cylinder it either hits the target or it plans are In the making for
Miss Monroe dancing around the coat, bushing ankles and knows, works just as fine as
bounces. The invisible spaceship. Lone obstacle
gym floor with little more on than cast iron feet, is Tobor (robot any old mangl tra'J1. With a few pilot merely an
her Chanel No.5. Husband Joe spelled backwards). The ro crank jugs inserted next to the catches the bomb on the first in the way of the inven-
I bot's sex has been determinedas bounce and makes another (Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2)OFF )
(Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4) male. I (Please Turn to Pare 8, Col. 4)



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1 April
Pog' Two JAX AIR NEWS 1954

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Published I Thursday for Navy and Marine. .cll>'ltlei\ at Naval Air CATHOLICSunday : ;
Elation.; cksomllie. Fit.t '

KA8 "uu.nlll. Mass-0800, 0900, 1000-
.pt. Btirnham O. McCiffrec .. .."......Commanding Officer
Comdr. John D. Hutch ...? ? .,-,- ,.._ .,., Executive!) Officer I St. Edward's Chapel.
fleet Air .Jack...,III. Saturday-0800.
Hear Adm. Os borne B, Ilardlicn ............. Commander
Capt. Howard V. iiopkioi .. of StaffCapt. Daily-0630.
Fled Air flag Elites 0630 Mass at Hospital
Sunday- -
Theodore Dahl _. .._. Commander
Comdr. Frank D. HeyerC ..Chief Staff Officer Chapel.
Nirtl Alt TechBtfkl Tralilnt' Center
pt. David McCampbell_ Commanding Officer MORMON
Comdr. VUJson ft. &rllttt. _._-1Aeculhe:: officer
"...1 "tlPUII 1930 Wednesday NATTC I 4h
Capt. Edward S. Lout .Commanding Officer Chaplain's Office.CHRISTIAN A .
Capt. L. A. Newton ..._. __EecuUve Officer
Capt. John T* Countban. Commanding Officer
Comdr.: C. Gray Strum.- -, ,,,,-. ....,_.._E\ecutl\e OitlcerTh / Chap.

JAX AIR NEWS U published weekly at the U. S. Naval Air Station.Jacksonville. I lain's Office. .-
Florida, and with fund
printed commercially non-appropriated
pt no expense to the government and In compliance with NAVEXOS: P-33. Rev. PROTESTANT CHECK TO TV-Mrs. Peggy
Nov. 194J. Ooplet are distributed free of charge at the Naval Air Station the Gift believes in the power of Educational TV
Naval. Atr Technical' Training Cf'nter.l.Nna' Air Resent Training Unit, Naval 0930-All Saints' Chapel. she acceptsa
Air Station Cecil Field, and the U. S. Naval' llMDltal. 11100 All Saints' Chapel. suggestion now, as
Editor-Andrew 11. Planey $50 gift from the Jax Navy
Assistant Editor-Helen Harper Sport Kdltor-Gordon Robbie. RN; Staff 0915-Naval Hospital Chapel. Toastmasters Club. Lcdr.Thad Gets Check FromToastmasters
Reporter-Jlnt 1ikBn'n: J; Clrculatlon-DUtrlbuUon-Irene Ciae, SN. Coleman, vice-president of the
the JAX ; la a member ot rtit Armed force l'reM Servlee. of
AFPS material appearing In this I publication may not b re rimed withoutthe club, makes the presentation
written permlulon I of Armed Forces Fret Service.. Republlcatlon of other the check, to be used in promoting -
matter except by aeivlc* publication U prohibited without permission of educational televisionin
Editor.: JAX AIR NEWS.Erlitot'lal I A check for $50 has been .
MMOWESMA1NSIDE Jacksonville. p-
office located Main Administration Building. Phone t'> .tenalonalist .
216 and 8164. Rented to Jacksonville's Educational

Don't Boast Of The Prices 17 Per Cent Jax Television Navy Toastmasters Incorporated the

Thursday, April 1 I I Mrs. Peggy Gift, representativeof

Servicemen Should Do Everything To Riding Shotgun .Randolph Scott the TV organization, accepted

:I Hike the check from Lcdr. Thad T.
Friday. April X Wage

Protect Their Exchange PrivilegesThe : Pride of the I Coleman, vice-president at t h eClub's

Blue Grass ..' .... Lloyd Bridges meeting last Wednesday:
( pant three Article on Service Exchanges have pointed I I In making the presentation,
Saturday, April 3
owt t the facts operation of 'the Exchange system, what it offers Four Faces For Ungraded Lcdr. Coleman said, "We of Toast-

find where the profits Today's concluding notation centers on masters would like
yo. West ... ..............Joel McCiaeken you to con.
"What you can do to protect Your Exchange Privilege.") NATTCENTEKThursday t An average 17 cent per hour sider us a group of the citizens

YOUR EXCHANGE AND THE COMMUNITYThe 1 wage Increase for all ungraded employees of Jacksonville who hare your
average person in uniform spends some time every day in April I aims. We look forward eageilv
Go Man Go ..................Dane Clat. k of the Navy in the Jack.
an exchange activity. If you asked him what he thought of hU exchange sonville area has been approvedand towards Education Television) attaining
t i i
he would probably reply that it is a "good deal a handy Friday, April I becomes effective the first its goal of broadcasting
... Scott
Riding Shotgun .Randolph
place to get the things I need at pi ices I can afford to pay." 3 pay day after April 10, it has programs devoted to the development ] ) -
A number of other people have said the same thing about the Pride of Saturday the April I been announced.The of better citizens in A met-

exchange though in somewhat different' fashion. It ia the concensus ica."
Blue Grass ........ Lloyd Bridges !' new wage schedule, which .
that exchanges are second only to a serviceman's mesa a* a factor HOSPITAL tips the hourly wage of laborersby

in building his morale.EXCHANGES Thursday! April 1 I 10 cents, helpers by 13 cents, Marines Top
Body A Soul John Garfield and artisans receiving up to 21
The President's Committee on Religion and Welfare in the Armed :
I I Friday, t cents, includes about 4,000 workers
Forces, a group of highly respected figures in public life, visited 41 April Students At
at NAS Jax, the Fuel Depoton
Go Man Go ., ,Dane ClaikSaturday .
Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps installation in 1950. In I Trout River, and NAS Cecil
i I / April 3
their report to the President, dated 28 February 1951, they stated: : Field. Three Schools

"The basic troop post exchange provides an indispensable service."I:I Riding Shotgun Randolph Scott .' ANo for the first time the

They also listed exchanges as "indispensable" to troop morale. i Natal Station at Green Cove I For the second time in three

'Then what's all the arguing about?" the average serviceman I I Springs IN included In the Jackson I weeks, Marines have graduated d

might ask "What's all this talk about restriction on the exchange ?"; 4b *III* Natal Industrial area, I, honor men from three Naval Air

The fact is that very few individuals or groups object to the x J xairs I and will be granted the same Technical Training 1 Cents'

Service exchange. But they do object to abuse of the exchange privi wags inrrcav. Schools.

lege. The schedule further convertsthe Pfc. Gary M. Neights; of Mon

Don't make careless statements about exchanges. Lack of information loui-step wage plan for artisans gomery, Pa., topped a class} oi '

contributes to the problem. For example, recently a number I to a lhrt't- t'p continuous Marine and Navy personnel w MM

of newspapers ran a syndicated editorial objecting to Service exchanges !service plan. an average of 87.75 at Aviation

selling "refrigerators, lingerie, and lawn mowers." To the I The wage adjustment resulted Ordnance School. A graduate of
layman it sounded bad. The truth is that exchanges in the United from Clinton Schoo/
a required survey of indus- Montgomery High /
States cannot and do not sell refrigerators. They do lingerie, .
carry trial wage scales in effect in Jack- Neights has been a Marine .in' e

an item approved by Congress, mainly for the convenience of servicewomen I sonville and the immediate 81 ea, August of last year.

and for wives of military personnel stationed on a post or
completed last! October. At Aviation i Sto>tkeepeiSchool a

base. I : Pfc. Carl R. Haibauprt:

MISINFORMATION IS ANOTHER IRRITANTA Ladies was the best in a class ot 23 with
Gray Presented
serviceman, proud of his exchange, may boast that it "sells Dear
an average of 89.25. From
anything and at only half the civilian price." Some civilians hearing
With Certificates 1 born, Mich., Harbaugh is a for-
this take it literally and resent the exchange. The total sales! volumeof
student of high
mer Lowery :
all Army, Navy, Air Force, :Maiine Corps, and Cowl Guard stateside Certificates of graduation were i stationed at
He is now
exchanges is less than one percent of the total, retailing business k presented last Thursday to members -
-Marine Corps Air Station
done in the United States. of a recent Gray Lady class. '

THE FUTURE OF EXCHANGES IS UP TO YOU r I The ceremony was held at the Toro An, Calif. of 91.56 was compiled .

The challenge to Service personnel is very clear, It is simply Hospital auditorium, and presided average
| by Pfc. Stanley Kaplaan
this: Either protect your exchange privilege or lose it. Some of it over by Mrs. Kimball Bobbitt Thl-

has already been lost. The exchange may be reduced to a canteen Gray Lady Chairman Mrs. Vir- Airman Preparatory School
THIS I was the best in a class of 150 stu
Y"Shirley ginia Williamson, Consultant
elllng only soft drinks and cigarettes.To I with
Kiser, (right dance instructor the dents. Kaplan is form New Hyde
protect your exchange privilege, you must be ready to do at shows Jimmy Slmpkins | Florida State Board of Health I
and Park, Long Island, N, Y.
leant five things. AA, of AOA) School and Gay. guest speaker, discussed the I

1. Know what your exchange privilege is. Be careful to explain nell Cook, SA ot the photo history and accomplishments of, ficer's Club.

ft correctly to people. Help the local merchant know the Services go.lab,The the newest technique In.c. dance of the stepsare tan- i, the child guidance clinics in the Mrs. :Montie Bower, Mrs Hammer/
better. taught to .sailors and marines I' Darby, Mrs. Billie Heard, M i t>

2. Never, under any circumstance, buy for an unauthorized at NATTCenter gym I Howard Moran, manager of the Betty LaCroix, :Mrs. Betty J Lan-

civilian. That's a sure way of spoiling your exchange privilege, not Building 513 each Thursday Duval County Red Cross Chapter, din, Mrs. Claribel Mims, and Mr-

only for yourself but for your buddies for everyone in uniform. night Murray from 1900-2100 Special Arthur I awarded the diplomas. Lt. W. H. Bettye L. Rogers will new volunteer \ -

Not only that, but you will risk disciplinary action and a black mark prices are offered servicemen I| Nordby, Hospital Chaplain gave their services in the Rett

"" .n your Service record. while women are admitted the invocation. The meeting was Cross Social Service and Recreation

3. Refuse to lend your Armed Forces identification card to -free.- followed by a luncheon at the Of- departments.
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anyone. It is also' strictly against regulations and can get you into --

serious 4. Remember trouble. that the average reputable civilian retailer in towns II Haven't You Guessed? Its' Fool's Day !1 I

a friend to the person in unifoun. The exchange does not wish to I

with him nor does it want to take of his custom- Perhaps by now you haveguessed However
compete away any we must the
I go on rec- meant in fun and it is just
what has
era The exchange wants to continue its growing friendship and understanding happened to ord here and report'that custom cf
every good old American
Page of
today's issue
among civilian merchants. of single word,
every picture Fool's
the Jax Air having fun on April
6. Don't brag about exchange prices. This only antagonizes! News It's AprilFool's every line under every picture

civilian merchant, and it ran cause a lot of mistaken informationand Day. is an absolute falsehood. It's Day.However said
The date of Issue and a it must be
rumor about the exchange. Apiil big fat lie, and it just couldn't that applies onlyto
1 coincide about April foolery
once in
Don't fool yourself that your single action is not effective. The seven or eightyears. every happen here. Page One and its continued
exchange privilege .U in your hands U an individual. You, AM an individual This year The staff hopes that other
the editor and his no unit stories on page 8. All
can wreck it for all or you can protect it for all ItVf ', staff could) Or individual is fended in re
not mist the temptation. any stories are factual and are
10 you. way in our stories. Its all ported as such.J .

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1 April 1954 ,_ JAX AIR NEWS Page Three.


DdTA IElConUnulng : ,t: Airmen Begin Formal J

FROM T ( ; ,

td in last week's the discussion column start con Training AI AMP( ) ..1 1"As

cernlng the way In which an en '
the twig is bent so the;!
listed man can gain commissioned tree will grow" is an adage I assist and help in electing aI s ,

status In the Navy here are the readily applied to the Military I school of the student' choice

more significant qualifications, in Service. "Decisions reached by the student

brief, for: and counselor here have a definite
From raw recruits: in theNavy
Naval Reserve Officer's Training and Marine Corps come bearing upon the stud nt'*

Corps (NROTC) : Eligible are the leaders of tomorrow future life," Hansen pointed out,
those male citizens of the U. S. '
in their fields and "and whether or not he makesa :

who are unmarried and agree to highly trained to carry out career of the Military Service"
remain unmarried until after commissioned S *
the duties of their rate or
; who have attained their grade. i Counsellorhup a moral responsibility j

17th birthday but shall not have to see that all trainees t
Airmen sinews of the Navy
attained their 21st birthday on have an equal, fair, objective and I
and Marine air be-
Corps arm --
July 1 of the year in which they i unbiased opportunity for assign.. j jmtnt.
gin their formal training at Airman
enter the program. The upper age In addition to Hansen, counsellors
School at the
limit may be waived for service at Airman PreparatorySchool
.. .. Naval Air Technical Training Cen
candidates having previous college are living Schwartz,
credit, provided they will not have PLANNING FUTURE-Pfc. Stanley Kaplan, honor student In ter. Approximately 110 Marines, George Haddock and Newton
attained their 25th birthday by the weekly graduating class at ANI'( ) School at NATTCrnter discusses Navy Waves and Women Marines Frlshman.
further military service schooling with Halvor Hansen, graduate each week from the j .
July 1 of the year in which they senior educational consultant. Unique in military service the School which U an eight weekscourse Class "A" Schools in the Na '.

will complete 4 years of college. counsellors assist young graduates in planning their military fur val Training Command where students I
The candidate shall be a high ture.
S S 0Atlatlon received advanced studies

school graduate, or possess/ the 'jNluratlon of the graduates are: Aerographer. NAS Lakchurst,

equivalent educational background Annuity Cost Depends in most cases, does not end N. J.; Air Contiolman, NAS Ola-
or high school certificate whichis
: with the Preparatory School. Manyare the, Kans.; Aviation Electrician'sMate
acceptable for admission to an
selected for advanced schools. NAS Jacksonville; Electronics -

NROTC college or university. Halvor Hansen Senior Educa- Technician and ElectronIcsman .
Limited Duty Officer (LDO) .00 Plan You Choose
tional Consultant at NATTCenter, NAS Memphis Tenn.;
Program: Eligible are warrant of- Aviation Machinist's.
revealed factors behind the Mate, NAS
ficers, chief petty officers, and (This i* the third oa series of rfick.. explaining t She benefits selection of students for advanced Memphis; Aviation Ordnanceman,
1st class petty officers of the Regular the Servicemon't Plan. NAS Jacksonville\ l'r'
of Annuity ) schools. Among these ate basic ; PhotogrI1P

Navy, provided; they have Wa.llhlngtonF1( )-"How much will it coat me?" This is an test scores in boot camp, previous Mate, NAS Pensacola; Aviation I

completed 10 years of active naval important yardstick in most of our everyday operations so let us education, previous training, bobbies Storekeeper- NAS Jacksonville;

service; are serving as 1st apply it to the Serviceman's Annuity Plan. I or vocations, physical requirements Structural Mechanic, NAS Memphis
class officer or' higher
petty I In general, the cost will dependon for certain schools, a n dquotas ; Parachute Rigger, NAS
first be one-fourth or one-eighth of
when appointment can YOU1'fuU
which of the three arrangements : for school or needs of the Lakehurst, and Tradevmsn, NAS
made, and must have so served retired pay per month. Memphis.
you choose and how largea Service.
for not less than one year; have If you retire before joining the I
S *
payment you wish your dependents
not reached their 35th birthday plan, you cannot change the ar-
to receive each month. Op I Other factor are also utillzell-
as of Jan. 1 of the year in which rangements you nuke and can SAFETYBox
tion Four will raise the cost a I grades in Airman PreparatorySchool
appointment can first be made; drop out of the plan only under
little when added to one of the preference of the individual Score :
can complete 30 years service on the terms of Option Four. I
three arrangements. I counselor's evaluation of the
or prior to attaining age 55: ; they ,;
The cost also will depend on If you are going to retire In the I trainee, and the individual's desire Disabling; Injuries Through
have satisfactorily completed the cannot I Tuesday March 1C I
next five years, you change ,
motivation for train
and the of or fuilher
High School Level GED Test. your age age your. the arrangements and you can! This Month 1
when retlie. ing.
Contact the Education Center dependents you This Year 4
out of the after
drop plan
physical disability retirement also 1. yo"retire Academic subjects taken in Air-
for full requirements and dales only under the terms of Days Since Last r
will affect the rate. man Preparatory School are on
for submitting applications. Four. Lost-Time Accident 11
YOUR PAYMENT Into the plan j about the same level as the ten h

will be deducted each month before YOU CAN change the arrange. grade of a high school. They include G1RGABOAM-

CREDIT UNION you receive your retirement ments or drop out at any time I mathematics, physics, layout Safety Slogan for April -

pay. You do not pay anything before I while you are in the Service or I I. and hand tools. Grades made "Keep Your Mind on Safety

QUESTION BOXFor you retire and payments stop a reserve component as long as are a definite measurement of :and Safety on Your Mind!"

upon your death I you have at least five years remaining -j: ability in obtaining a Class "A" Remember this slogan It

the benefit of personnelwho before retirement. No School I means
It is well to remember here that : I money.
have recently arrived for changes will be effective until five Educational counselors guide I
will have to of:
you give up part
duty at NAS Jacksonville, the years after you make them and -
and Answer I your retirement pay for the rest I they will be made only before 'I
Credit Union Question you
of your life if you have chosen I Accelerated AGO Class Graduates 20 I
Box, covering pertinent information retire. You can never rejoin the ;
of the first three and
one options
on policies and procedures I II plan once you drop out.
I have not added Option Four- Completes Eight Weeks Study In Six I
is resumed. To get the best use out of the
If die
even your dependents mar!
QUESTION: Who is eligible to I plan, get advice from someone -
ry or otherwise become ineligible I A class of r
twenty-two officers
the Credit Union who can help you with your individual
Join I to benefit. I I one-half weeks. In order to do it,
was graduated from the NATTC
ANSWER: All military personnel I case. If you are on active jtudcnts attended \
lectures nine
employed by naval activities YOUR PERSONNEL or administrative duty, consult your unit personnel, I I Aviation Ground Officers' School

in Duval County; members -I office can give you the I legal assistance or administrative last week in two weeks less than hours a day with many hours aft..

of their immediate families exact amount your dependent will' officers.If I I the normal time for the all ready erward spent poring over books

and organizations of these I receive and exactly how much it I you are retired, inquire at highly intensified course. due to no regularly scheduled
study periods.On .
will cost you. Your dependents can old unit at the !
There are now over your reserve near. I Lcdr. Richard Watson, training
persons. I top of it all the class misled .
receive a little less than one-half I ,
1,600 members. I est military installation, or write. officer of the school explained tieing the all-time

QUESTION: How can I becomea directly to The Adjutant Generalor that the class had completed in average
I grade record by just eight tenthrof
member? Patrol Units the Chief Bureau of Naval six and one half weeks what was
a percent.
ANSWER; Complete an application I Personnel. I I normally been given in eight and
Capt. David I McCampbell
card, purchasing one or
more shares of $5.00 each, UpIExercise r R' '0" commanding: officer at NATTcenter -

introduced .
Capt. Theodore
and paying the membershipfee
O. Dahl Commander of
of 25c to any credit Union y y(1
Fleet Air Wing Eleven who delivered

at the Credit Union ,
collector, or I ,
office, in Building 40, next< Five patrol squadrons of Fleet I the graduation address.

to the bank. :Air Wing 11, which have been I __ Captain Dahl explained to the

QUESTION: When is the Credit 'stalking an "enemy" submarine 4 f j young officers the importance of

Union office open? I the original complement of per-
all week, wound up their antisubmarine
ANSWER: From 1100 to 1700, sonnel to a Naval unit, that it

Monday through Friday. I warfare training exercise "personality depends in a large

QUESTION: What benefits are< today. part upon the personnel wh

offered members? i Capt. Theodore O. Dahl Commander give it its start." ..

ANSWER, : The Credit Union provides of FAW-11 described the He explained further that when

& convenient way of saving -I exercise as satisfactory. Many the gradautes received a job at

money, and makes t h i 18 I. "kills" were racked up by the their first assignment they should

money available to members "Mariner" and "Neptune" patrol treat it like their own business,

who wish to borrow it for bombers which took turns all % r 4p', and thus would make the most
I week looking for and "destroy fN, sy ; rtr Ms. '
productive and provident purr success out of their billet
poses. The latest dividend ing" an undersea raider-a part % 4; rr rra w Honor student for the class was

rate on savings is 4>, percent '! played by the submarine USS 4'F 'F /Rs Ensign George B. Roberts Jr., a

QUESTION: Who is eligible fora Pompon (SSR2C7)), skippered by 9 AI1 Masters Degree graduate in International -

loan? !Lcdr.. John B. Randolph and op Relations from Yale
ANSWER: Any approved member erating as a unit of Submarine 1.Ii ,a,11i.; l "':;!!!It Is ""-i n I*m 'L. 1 11 University. Ensign Roberts was a

may borrow from the Credit !Squadron G, Norfolk, Va. AGO HONOR STUDENT-Capt. David McCampbell (center) graduate of OCS at Newport In

Union. However, members in j' Squadrons which took part in commanding officer of NATTCenter, hands the graduation certificate January of this year and received

the military service may bor- the exercise include: VP-34 (Trin- to Ensign George Robert Jr. honor student of last Friday's orders upon completion of AGO
graduating class at Aviation Ground Officer School: Capt. Theodore
row only the amountof I idad); VP-45 (Coco Solo); VP-16, O. Dahl, Commander Fleet Air Wln? 11, (left) delivered the School to Commander Air Pacific

their shares VP-18, VPS: (Jax). I principal address at the ceremonies Fleet Air Intelligence School.


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Medical Plan Six Flying Ubangis From VF-12 Pile )

Annual Drive : UD Total Of 9,659 Flight Hours \ I

6. 9

Set For April Six of VF-12'8 "Flying Uban- Lake Champlain and Franklin D.

gis," all of whom have either left Roosevelt

The annual membership enroll their Cecil Field-based squadronor The "Flying Ubangis" are: Lt.

ment for Blue Cross Hospitaliza- .r are In the process of leaving, Dean E. Neller and Lt.Jg( ) Wil-

lion and the Blue Shield Medical- totaled their flight time and came liam D. BalleWj who will soon return -

Surgical Insurance Plan will begin up with a rather outstanding fig to civilian life; Lt. John H.
on Monday, April 12, and continue ure. (
McConnell who has left
for dutyas
until the close of business combined toursof
These six, whose
Friday, May 7. NavCad Procurement Officer
duty with the Fleet Air Jack
All civilian employees: of NAS sonville squadron total 21 years, at NAS Willow Grove; Lt.'sjg( )

Jax are eligible to join the planat have collected between themselves Jack Cranston and Clyde Alber,
this time and old members will
9,659 hours total flight time, 3- who wUl report to NATC Corpus
be to make In '
permitted changes
# 044 hours In the F2H-2 Banshee, Christi, and Lt.Jg( ) Charles E.

their present coverage. sty 1,622 carrier landings, and 1,262 Knighton, who Is awaiting ordersto
The monthly rates are: One Per-

son Contract (no maternity bene- ......--... ......_ ...,...,,,.. ." ..... rm r Banshee carrier landings. shore duty. .

fits), Blue Cross, $1.30 and Blue ANY FLIGHT 1I0URS-Dlsplaytnr their squadron's monthly Most of these records were a
three cruises to
Shield, $1.10. Family Contract flight status board from their NAS Cecil Field ready-room are achieved during
(Maternity benefits after 270 five Flying Ubangis of VF-12. These pilots recorded an amazing the Mediterranean and another Assessment No.. 32 for Employees' -
total of 9,659 flight hours since joining the squadron. Left to right Cuba Mutual
days), Blue Cross, $3.50 and Blue three to Guantanamo Bay, Death Benefit Society
are: Lt. (jg) Clyde Alber, Lt. (jg) Charles Knighten, Lt. (jg) William aboard the Navy's attack carriers is due and payable through
Shield, $2.70.Details Ballew; Lt. Dean Neller and Lt. (Jr)1) Jack Cranston. Missing
for filing applications from the picture is Lt. John McConnell. Coral Sea, Oriskany, Leyte, Wasp, April 15.

during the enrollment period will

be published next. week. II I Fasron 109. VP-5. Fasion Six VF-14. Fasion 9, FAW-1L VF-13 I I

Disbursing'sKingNamed I Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons I

Center'sPOoftheWcek .
Fasron 109
Two new men reported to Faa- creased slightly over the weekas and Charles E. Foster, AE2, reporting plane tender, the Timbalier is a

seven men reported for duty. from VP-46. supporting unit of FAW-11.
ron 109 for duty last week. Jeff
The new arrivals include JohnP. S
This larvell, CS1, from the USS Hopi Five FAW-11 linkstcrs entered
(la the
the Naval
Carter ADC from VF-62 Fatron 9
Air Technical and Charles Lollar, AK1, from ; the HAS golf tourney: Capt.
Training Confer' Richard B. Durrance, ADI, from Four new men were introducedto
the USS Coral Sea, were intro- Theodore O. Dahl, Wing com-
Petty OJficer-of'thc-Wcek VF-41, NAS Oceana, Va.; JohnP. Fasron 9 when thep reported mander
series). duced to their immediate working Comdr. Frank D. Hey-
Dtnkins AM2 from VF-12 and aboard last week.
I companions. for duty They er, Lcdr. Thomas J. Cummings,
This week the Disbursing Section Donald L. Halbert, ADZ; Clayton were: Richard L. Borders, ADC,
Fasron 109 lost the services of John W. Olinger, ADC, and "J"'D"
of the Naval Air
Technical R. Reimer, ADI; Donald K. from Norfolk, Va.; Ernest M. Wooten
three men last week when Joel AOC.
Training Center presents as out- Burke, AD2, and Garret F. Whit- Cherbak, AD3, from Fasron 111
Wiggins, ADl, was transferred to Lt. Wiley V. Conover
standing petty officer Augustas latch, AN, all from VF12. in Bermuda; William B. Conlew, gunnery
VF-174 and Lewis Clark, AM3, officer, and Charles P. Russell I
R. DK2 in
King, charge of Enlisted :AN, from NAS Pensacola, Fla., ,
Pay Accounts. and Edward Stewart, SK2, were VF-14 ALC, departed last week for Port :
and William D. Tucker, TDAN,
Entering the released for discharge.. Recent departure from the Top- 'who is TAD from FAETULANT Lyautey, French Morocco. They !

Naval Servicein Squadron officers and their hatters was Silvano F. Sandoval, Detachment 2. will get a first hand glimpse of
Feb. 1947, 4 wives attended the steak fry heldin Atlantic Fleet exercises in the
ATI who
was selected for Officer Lt.jg( ) Robert H. Gorham was
and a stated career Club 804" last Friday in hon- Mediterranean area.
Candidate School at
R. also
Newport, added to the squadron's ros-
man, Kingreceived or of the squadron's new com- I. Sandoval was an aerial gunner ter last week when he reported Someone new has been addedto

I recruit manding officer, Comdr. Rolland during World War II and highly aboard from ComAirLant. the family of Lt. Bradfoerd
training L. Sastrleter, who reported aboard
decorated. Peter T. Miller, Jr., A01, com- (n) Wells, assistant communica-
from the USS
and Valley
attended Forge.
New personnel reporting aboard pleted a TAD tour at the Naval
tions officer and his wife
Patricia.A .
DKA) SchoolIn The Fry was a success, thanksto with the
Tophatters are: Harley Schools Mine Warfare, Yorktown,
San Diego, ---."......__._ _m_ the special efforts of v Lts. G. Bench, AD3, from Marshall- Va. baby girl, Karen Elizabeth,

California King Charles Cunningham, Eugene town, Iowa,'from Fasron 115. JohnJ. iFAW11 was born March 27. She weighedin

From school his duty assign Peer, and Lt.jg( ) Harry Rutter. Gleason, AEAN, of Syracuse, at 5 lbs. 10 oz.

ments were aboard the USS Sa N. Y., Marvin L. Cotton, ATAN, Capt. Nelson M. Head, com- S *

mar, USS Ajax and the USS Jason vr-s: of Fortson, Ga., and Robert Shorten manding officer of the USS Tim- VF-1S

all Auxiliary Repair Ships VP-5 personnel can be proud of ATAN, all from "A" Schoolsat balier (AVP-54) visited Wing Informed through official channels

and finally the USS Passumic the outcome of the last surprise NATTCenter, Memphis, Tenn., headquarters this week. A sea- that they were advanced in
I Aviation Oiler) in Korea prior to Administrative and Personnel inspection -
i rank, four officers of VF-13 hap-
repotting here. held last week. A decided -
----4., : pily attacked the usually monotonous -
has I
Improvement been noticed -
chore of sewing on quarter
Then there was the mean guy over last year's inspection
inch the rank of I
stripes signifying
who pawned his wife's false teethto
ratings and it is particularly pleas-
Lieutenant, Junior grade. The happy i
buy steak for dinner.
ing to see personnel of the squadron
"sewing circle" includes Lt. i
working hard to improve the
(Jgs) David D. Allen, Ronald C. i
already high rating.All a
Seaplane Takes Time
Ralston, Floyd D. Bates and Don
officers and men of the H. Gunderson. '
During Drill To
squadron are striving hard to
Four men were addedto
Drop 'Hot' News make a good showing in the cur- recently
the VF-13 complement. Theyare
rent Anti-Submarine exercise as-
When the submarine crew of signed them. : Marius A. Robin, ATAN,

I the USS Pompon, operating off Ensign Thomas W. Speelman from AT "A" School, NATTC

the coast of Jacksonville in the was recently welcomed aboard Memphis', Tenn., Rube. M. Fran-

current Fleet Air Wing 11 antisubmarine from NAS Hutchlnson, Kansas. cis, AMC, from NATTC Jax, LouisR.

exercise, began to t Ka chum, AD2, from NAS Jax

hunger for news, Lcdr. Wil- }asron Six a and Edwin I. Sears, ADC, from

liam H. Shorts, air observer, Pensacola.
Outstanding leadership, initiative p
decided to take action. and performance of duty VF-13's extra active Educational -

From the submarine, which earns Ronald B. Rosen, AM2, of Department, in conjunction

had spent five continuous daysat Airframes division, the distinction with the Ordnance Department,

sea, Lcdr. Shorts radioedto of "White Hat of 'the Week." DOWN TWICE IN THREE may be seen qualifying squadron

one of the patrol bombers Born in Springfield, Ohio, in VF-12 Pilot Gets MINUTES Lt. Dean Neller personnel on the .45 caliber pistol.

above asking that a bundle of 1932, Rosen moved with his"fam- pilots(second about from his left double) tells fellow dunking All hands are expected to be qual-

newspapers be dropped.On ily to Colombus, Ohio, in 1947, Double DunkingIn in the Mediterranean. A ified in the near future.

the next sortie from NAS graduating from South High wing tip gas tank dropping
from the left with his would-be rescuers, was
wing Lt.
School in Jan. 1950. Nel-
VP-34's Lt. (jg) Richard E. Mediterranean
ler's Banshee during a takeoff once again in the "drink."
Engel, pilot of a Martin "Ma- Enlisting in the Navy in Aug. from the USS FDR, started the
1950 Rosen Split second timing and coordination chain of *
riner" seaplane, dropped several received specialized events that dunked
copies of the newspapersinto training at ANP) School and saved the life of a Fleet him twice within three min "Abandoning ship" for the sec-

the ocean in a waterproof AMA( ) School at Memphis, Tenn. Air Jacksonville pilot when he tooka Lt utes., Neller Left,to Ensign right are Oscar Lt.Tear-May, I ond time, Lt. Neller was so ex-

container. He reported to Fasron Six in double dunking in the icy Medi- son and Lt. (jg) Ham hausted he had to be supported
June 1951 and has since become terranean.
After the sub had recoveredthe at the nose. Lt. Neller quickly in the water by Ensign John R.
cannister of known as one of the squadron'sstar Lt. Dean E. Neller, one of the
newspapers, athletes. abandoned the sinking Jet and Burley, the FDR 'copter pilot, ands
Flying of
submerged and had a chance to Unbangls Fighter Squadron before he had time to remove hl Walter, A. Rodefeld, AE3, 'copter
Back in circulation
after five 12, hit the "drink" the first
"get away, Pilot Engel re- oxygen mask or parachute, thFDR's e crewman.A .
months as 'a patient at the Naval time when his F2H-2 Banshee

sumed seeking his out primary and destroyingthe taskthatof Hospital, .is Eugene A. Dickey, lost a wing tip gas tank during ering above rescue helicopter was boy second helicopter was dispatched -
"enemy" undersea raider, AMAN, who was hospitalized last takeoff. ..,.,.... sling to him. a pickup from the nearby USS Ben-
fall from an injury suffered in nington and reached the three
the Pompon. I While he was thanking his rescuers bobbing airmen !In record time.
NAS intramural touch football. He II :
The plane hit the water in
a for the
Patrol 34's home base is speedy ;
recovery Once again a pickup sling was
bas resumed duties in Airframes.FUI'on's vertical
attitude and down
came the
Trinidad, British West Indies. i helicopter's engine failed dropped to Lt. Neller and he was
complement was In- to test light side up nettling slow Within seconds Lt. Neller.
along hauled to pafety.r .

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: April 1954 JAX AIR NEWS page' Five

Desolate am AWIUI Busy -

Bombs, Rockets Rain Daily At SwitzerlandA r

desolate section of Florida, located some 31 land miles from
NAS Jacksonville and known as Switzerland Target, is the dally re- dive angle is recorded on target
cipient of hundreds of practice bombs and rockets dropped by Fleet files Chief Rye then Informs each

Air Jacksonville units flying the latest fighter and attack type air- pilot, via radio, as to his accuracy Ti7IAiI
craft along with corrections, if neces-
for his next
sary drop.
Since and attack
shack and target These numbers S S {

required to qualify in dive range from 1 to 24, and LIFE IN A desolated area can

bombing* and rocketry at least pover a distance of from 50 to be boring as well as hazardous.

once a year, this phase is gener- TO yards A hit to the left of the During rare moments of spare Ly I 11 di

ally considered to be one of the target could be spotted as an 8 time or inclement weather ham- a

most important In Navy pilot or 9 by' one spotter and an 18 pering flight conditions, membersof ,

training. or 19 by the other. I the target crew resort to hob t ? ? '

1 f When the numbered location of bies, such as photography, collect +

A TYPICAL DAY at the target each hit Is radioed from each of ing snake skins, or contests of !!
begins with the arrival of the six- the two spotters, the hit computIng physical skill. With no mess facil > e,

man target crew, which has left chart is pressed into service ities nearby, they even have a

NAS Jax at 0630 with suppliesand and both numbers are coordinatedto chance to practice culinary art. ,...-T--' '-
equipment. The crew quicklysets determine the exact locationof These diversions are few and ,r'" "" ": .. sl
up individual target stations, the hit far between
though, as day after
and in a few minutes Van L. S day, the target crew compilesand I I bombing COMPUTING run at the DATA-Computing Switzerland Target the area dive is angle Dwayne of a Anderson practice, I

Worrell, AOC, sounds a vocal THIS JOB FALLS on Million, records valuable training In- AOAN. Maintaining a proper dive angle is very Important since
alert ai contact is made with an who must act quickly to deter- formation. angle bombing Is done from 30 to 60 degrees and dive bombing

approaching Fleet Air Jacksonville I mine each drop location and be "Practice daily with the guns"is from 60 to 90 degrees

fighter unit. I equally correct on his computations a formula the U. S. Navy be-

The men clamber unhesltantly The accuracy of each hit lieves in and provides for. Air + BREEZESThe + I List Of Approved

to their positions. Chief Worrell is then passed on to Chiefs Wor- supremacy is a staunch weapon, colonel had been promotedand Insurance Agents

and James T. Rye, AOC, operatethe rell and Rye, along with the dive and the Navy's air arm is continuously to celebrate was giving hlg
intricate radio transmittingand angle on each run. Each hit and prepared for any crisis. regiment a lavish banquet. At the i Made AvailableA

receiving mechanisms, while list of agents and repre-
start -he addressed, his soldiers:
Richard S. Correia, AOAN, and "Fall upon the food without mercy sentatives of Commercial Life

Frank J. Garner, AOAN, scramble men-treat it as you would an Insurance Companies who are
aboard a pick-up truck and head enemy." approved to solicit the sale of .
for "spotting shacks" located 600 life insurance aboard the station -
Later, as the banquet was end-
yards from either side of the tar- is published periodicallyby
ing, he saw a sergeant trying to
get. Reporting of individual hits f k the Commanding Officer.
hide a couple of bottles of wine
accurately and by radio is assignedto under his blouse. Any company included on the
these men. list has met the qualifications
What are you doIng, sergeant?"
set down in a Naval Air Sta
he asked.
DWAYNE ANDERSON, A. N, tion Jacksonville instruction,
i "Obeying orders, sir," was the which was for
takes his position on the dive angle prepared the
repfoy. "What we don't kill of the
: computing mechanism. George N. protection of all personnel.
we're supposed to take
Million, AN, dons earphones and enemy Before arranging an appointment I
mans his "hit co-ordinating chart" prisoners"S with an insurance representative I

while maintaining a radio contact personnel are urged I
with both spot shacks. A contestant on a quiz show to consult the list to ascertain

Almost Immediately the air is '' Ti M My was asked the difference betweena they are dealing' with a reputable -
small mouth bass and firm.Wing .
a large
full of
screaming jets as a squad
ron of Fleet Air F2H Banshees mouth bass

flash through the sky over the "The ones with the large Officer

target area. Over the radio receiver __ _____mHm mouths," he said, "are the fe-
the squadron leader is heard males.] "
INNER WORKS-The Switzerland ; Inspects VP-5
Target's radio shack Is a S *
giving commands: "Bear one to scene of action as Fleet Air Jacksonville aircraft practice dive
cubs. Break formation for Individ- and angle bombing. George"Million, AOAN, (left) receives radio Keeping up with the Joneses Approximately 300 men of VI'5 -
ual bombing runs." Then he adds, reports from two spot shacks located directly adjacent to the tar- isn't nearly as dangerous as try- donned the traditional] Navy
"Make 'em count, gents." get, while James Rye, AOC, (center) and Van L. Worrell, AOC, ing to pass them on a hill. Blue last Wednesday to welcome .
record, then radio the exact location of each hit along with the
I From an altitude of approximately corrections If necessary, to each aircraft. S Capt. H. P. Burden, Chief of Staff,

8,000 feet, each Jet"breaks A man who loved to play golf Commander Fleet Air Wing At-

I formation at five-second intervalsto 51 Ungraded O&R married a woman who loved to go lantic. i
Employees Group A
head directly toward the tar- } to auction sales. Both talked in surprise Administrative and

get in a glide bombing angle. Schedules Fish FryThe Workers FaceReClassification their sleep: One night the hus- Material inspection was held by
I Bombs or rockets are released] National Federation of Fed- band hollered:; "Fore!" The wife Capt. Burden in VP-5: commanded

I from an altitude of 3,000 to 500 eral Employees] will hold a Fish shouted: "Four twenty-five!" by Comclr. Albeit R. Baibee.EARLY .

;i feet depending upon angle of dive. Fry Saturday, April 3, at the picnic .

grounds at the Zoo. It takes hundreds of nuts to

OCCASIONALLY the flight ofa The fry, which begins at 1730, Fifty-one ungraded Overhaul & hold an automobile together, but ,
released bomb can be followedby is free to all members and their Repair employees, working as only one to wreck it.
mechanics and helpers sub- '
in are Sya'3 wr,'
families. Members should get
the naked eye but, as insur- ject to job termination unless
ance, a small smoke lo touch with the chairman, Mrs. I
charge they qualify as storekeepers inI NAVYEXCHANGE
cated Clara H. Newton, phone 6-8291,
in the nose of the projectile
IV B classifications
according to
and make reservations promptlyso
explodes contact.
the Industrial Relations office
that final] arrangements can
Each spot shack has a row of K
be made.It's The situation affecting the 51 1n
numbers located directly between arose when the Civil Service

Commission in Washington, D. C.,
advised the 3 )" Hda{ X" z: g ,
Navy Departmentthat '
No Joke! They're Really the formerly "blue collar" Check the Exchanges and the F

jobs of mechanics and helpers, Country Store for new items re h! t 4 tigy

Giving Awav That Green Stuff should be reclassified as IV-B, or ceived during the past wee ,

"white collar," positions carrying With the advent of hot weather

If some gentleman walks up It's all part of GIRGABOAM, General Service ratings. The patrons will be pleased to find r
to you today and holds out one which spelled out means: GET Navy Department then directedall
crisp dollar bill and says it's IT RIGHT, GET A BUCK OR naval establishments where that the Exchanges have on salea

yours for just one simple] A MEAL. this applied to make the reclas- 10-inch reversible window fan. 'N'>

phrase it's no April Fool's THE SLOGAN first appearedas sification. This fan is excellent for use CR it

joke it's for real. a front page streamer in Every opportunity to qualify In throughout the house.

Beginning today, all handsat last week's Jax Air News and the new ratings is being extendedto
the Naval Air Station havean has since been seen at various those now performing t he duties Attention is invited to A new "
shipment of "Skotch" Coolers, 1' ,
opportunity to make the points aboard the station and on .ungraded status. How- h 1 v :YGq 4 '
easiest dollar of their lives in other periodicals. The slogan ever, if they fail to qualify or "Skotch" Grills and "Skotch"Party

if they are alert. for the month of April is: do not wish to accept the new Buckets. From the same

TilE "VOICE OF SAFETY"will "Keep Your Mind On Safety classification, ft will be ,necessaryto manufacturer several new items j. ..4ty
have been added such
as budget
replace them with
and Safety On Your Mind" personnel
begin his personal contacts
who do, it is pointed out. In strong boxes, utility boxes, tool
with the populace, either by The gimmick of safety, partof any boxes ,and tackle boxes.
effort will be
phone or interview. As he approaches the overall Industrial Safe every
made by the station to retain the For the golf enthusiasts, new
and asks for the safety ty program promotion has no S
51 in Naval employment at NAS golf caddy carts are now In stock.
slogan for the month of strings attached. The money is BIRD Red-haired
April, and you give it to him real, and so is the free chit to Jax. Wherever posible they will New items for the children are Karen Sharpe says-she gets op
correctly within 10 seconds, you the civilian cafeteria.In be offered other jobs, and they hoe and rake garden sets, scooters, every morning at six: o'clock.
will be granted every right to character dolls with 1 complete She's soon to appear In Warner
will get your dollar, or a meal this case, "It pays to
chit know job tenure according to Civil clothes changes, doll size' bed and Bros. "The High and the
to the civilian cafeteria. safety Mighty." Karen hails front San
Service regulations.;( wardrobe Antonio, Texas.


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: Boys' Baseball Camp In r: ;:.>/ 4'r:', ,:. ;

Final Stages SaturdayOfficials ff : ; : t : HY

of the sixth annual Jax-Navy Boys' Baseball .

Training Camp are praying for at least partially clear skies

when the fourth session of the camp takes place Saturday \,

morning at Mason Field.
._.. b
will be the last chance for
This j to those boys 12 and 13 years of

tamp Instruction to gaze over age,

the crop of young diamondeers, S. CSHI1o

hopeful of landing a spot on. one --
"+ ,<.
of the two teams to battle in next r l lt

week's closing all-star contest

Any inhale! In the local skies

would be unwelcome, aa each Instructor -

hopes to b able to .CHlPSj
name! two men for each position' .-........ .. ....-..r.'I.-:'."." : I
of the all-fttar team after Sat

urda)"'.* session. In cooperation with the NAS I .,. ,.... 1. .._ .,. s_._w ___ _
Golf Course, the Jax Air News ."".!:iN' --"""-'--""' """""" .y" WWN' .m'n'n'.n"n' 'n "'
The tilt, which annually
activity for the year, is will present a weekly feature on I LOOK STRAIGIIT AHEAD-lItad coach Frank McCaffrey sets Leonard Hughes of Liberty
camp of enthusiasmfrom golfing etiquette. Station links- Playground, into proper stance for delivery to the plate during the third sesion of the Jarksonvllle-
drawing plenty to Navy Hoy's Baseball Training Camp held at Mason Field. The lads have one more week to preparefor
men are requested particular -
the camp participants the all-star game April 10.
attention in order to facilitate
to -
each youngster endeavoring

earn a spot in the lineup. a smoother year 'round golfing

program Bulletin! Eastern Cage Banner
Stance, bunting, base running
Close adherence to the rules be-
tnd swinging were among the details -
set down this series will
ing by
covered in last Satui'day's Jax Navy advanced three
result In the betterment of the
two-hour drill, which' was focused men into the final round of the taken By Great Lakes
station Jack
course, professional
on hitting. Instructors eyes were Sixth Naval District Boxing
Harvey points
turned upward at several promising Tourney at Green Cove
HULK ONE 1 A stratospheric band of Great Lakes cagers went un
swatters.Approdmatt'ly Springs, as a trio of Blue and
young First, we must all think of the Gold boxers won opening i scathed through the Eastern Navy District Quarter-Finals

20 young pitching welfare of the course itself. We round games- Tuesday night at Norfolk, Va. last week to cop the title crown. Bainbridge

hopeful threw them up to are fortunate in having such ex Archie Bell heavyweight Navy was the Takers victim in the final game
the batters, with about half that
cellent links at back door.
golf our The Jax Navy Fliers were eliminated -
number handling the big mitt. knocked out Armand Ramosof the Fliers came from behind after
Civilians hundreds of dollarsa
pay in third round
the falling
An estimated 200 youngsters! In Key West in 1:20: of the sec- being in arrears by a 58-50 countat
year to belong to golf clubs, victim to than
a stronger expected
all participated In the session. ond round; Freddie Hass, light the third period buzzer. For
many of which cannot compare weight, won a unanimous decision Quonset Point squad, 89-83. ward Pete Nacinick and guard
So far, the jointly sponsoredCity with what we have here. It be-
I over Pensacola's Wil- Previously, Tax Navy had defeated -: Jim Morgan had helped the losers
of Jacksonville-Navy project hooves each and individual
every liam Merrill, and Clarence Washington RecSta, 80-71, I build up a slight lead
hat been tabbed as a success The
using the to it
course help keep I
Calloway, Jax welter, scoreda and fallen before the Lakes combine -
camp this year has been limited in tip-top condition.Action A 30-pomt fourth period put
TKO over Gordon Worthenof 132-87. the Fliers in the vanguard, with

Pensacola. In the opener with Washington. Bob Grabaz and Vince Zoda lead-

SPORTS FROMYESTERYEAR EndedIn Several more Jax Navy box ing the scoring parade. Grabas

ers were entered in last night's Dozen Teams Enter ended with 26 markers, while Zoda

NAS Girls semi-finals. Finals are slated chipped in with 18. Dick Tate got

Another in a weekly feature Friday at 2000 with a capacity Center Softball Loop 21 points for Jax Navy.
crowd expected to be on hand.
that brings to life performances Scoring reached mammoth proportions
Bowling LoopThe Opening games in the NATT-
on the Naval Air Station Center* intramural softball league in the Great Lakes debacle

t from issuesof with the Lakers holding
sports scene dusty
N A S Civilian Women's Linksmen Wallop will be played Monday accordingto
the Sax Air News. \ 30-14, 62.38 and 93-59 margins at
Bowling League finished the sea Chuck Dawson, league super
TEN YEARS AGO TODAY the period markers A pair of act
son last week with Administration Davidson GolfersThe visor.
Personnel's bowling team was scorers, forwards Knox and
taking the championship laurels Twelve teams the
.. came under I Fromme, ripped the cords fir 24
I rated best on the station for Jax Navy links squad got I
JThe team, composed of members line to Join up this season for the and 22
the third consecutive year back on the winning road this points, respectively
from various administrative long schedule of play which will ...
----- ---
The second round of the NAS week, rolling to a 28''*-74! victory -
departments aboard the station, be completed in August.
Golf Tournament got underway over Davidson College on the
won 43 of the 75 games it played. Defending champion is the AE City
at the station links this week.FIVE station greensward.Low .
YEARS AGO TODAYJax Team members are; Nellie School, which this year Is divided

baseballeis trounced Nowotney, O&R; Virginia Craw- scorer for Jax Navy was Into Class A and Class B School Loop Opens

Navy State Teachers Col-- ford, Sixth ND Public Works; Ed Barnes, pitching and putting teams. Also divided is AO School, .
Georgia Ruby Herrington O&R, and :Ma- wizard from VA-45, who recordeda
of 102. Into A and B School teams.
lege by a score 12
69 followed
"Lena" Blackburn, former rie Dieckhaus, Industrial Rela- three-under-par by Next week's opening schedule:
Bill Scarbrough with a 72.
tions. Virginia Shaw is league
Monday First Lti.. AO "A"
Philadelphia Athletics infielder, With three veterans from last
president.A The varsity linksters travel to School: AN'P( Schools. AC.O andAdministration
was slated to give some expert I vi AE "B" School
banquet Is planned for this Parris Island for a match tomorrow Tuesday Administration v*. AK year, coach "Tex" Goodson hu
advice to the younger set at month to awards and trophies with the Parris Island MCHD School: AO "B" VI. MAD: TraJnrt. lined 16-man to
Mason Field during the first present AGO School, and ANP( ) vs. AF "A; ". I up a squad represent -
to outstanding competitors : and the Cherry Point Marines. Wednesday TraFae \s: AE "A'1Firm the NATTCenter softball varsity
annual Baseball AK
Boy's Camp. Lt vs School and NAWS
School v i. MAD.ThursdavNAWS. I
in the Jacksonville
\*, AE "B": AO ,I City
:"A": : VI. AE' "A", and ANP( ) \s, AO League
'B .
Favorites Remain .
ti Play in the city circuit begins

9 ( Airman Preps Hold Monday, April 12, with all con.

In Running For tests scheduled for Lackawanna
.. Slim Margin In
I F Playfield

Links Crown Center Keg LeagueJohn Veterans from the 1953 combination -

are Dick Engstrom of ANP

Defending champion Bob Wal- Kernodle's 510 scries kept ( ) Scljool) shortstop; Jerry Thomas -,

lace squeezed out a 2-up victoryover H Airman Preparatory School in a NAS Personnel, outfield and
three-point lead for the NATT-
Casey Maze to advance into
Bill Criss, 0 & R, third base.
the' second round of the station Center intramural bowling title
fI Coach Goodson has two fast.
championship tourney this h in a 3-1 victory over second-place
( ball twirlers available in Al Bessel .
week Marine Aviation Detachment last
I NAWS School and Otis.Ham-
Favorites ran true to form during :- week.
rick of AO School.
th. initial round, with such ; c x > ot4 Play enters the final round next

top-flight linksters as Bill Scar- week with the Preps rolling Three catchers complete the

brough, Charles Summit, Ed against AE School and TraFae battery lineup, including Hank

Barnes, Lou Brozo and Comdr. and Marines: pitted against AO Powell of TraFae; Chuck FieldIng -
: I AO School, and John Davis
Frank Ileyer all winning as ex- j School and NAWS School ,
pected. Tommy Thomson and Marie Commissary
Among those advancing in the n r N. 4)v N Woodlock hold first place in the Infielders are John Orluck ComI -

second flight were Doc Mabry, Mixed Doubles Bowling eLague I fair Jax, second base; Orl&nd

a' Capt. Theodore Dahl, Ceb Cow- at NATTCenter. I Meisinger, Comfalr Jax and Ben

,.- ard and Paul Jula. Tied for second spot are Bud Davis, TraFac, first base, and

.. Third flight favorites are Capt. and Renny Spitzer and "Tiny" Clarence Tubbs, Special Services,

: : Norman Helfrich Chuck Schoder, -'___ __'. __. .-- -,- ---- .-. and Jo Wilhorn. League action is shortstop. They are in addition to

";. and Bd) Bue chet. DISTAFF BOWLERS Carrying the colors of Admlnistra- Meld each Friday evening at the veterans Engstrom and Crlss

(:i'' In the fourth flight, among those tion, these ten planers salted away the NAS Ladies Bowling Lea Center alleys. Additional I outfielders are

; favored are Comdr. Lucas flacks, gue championship. Front row are, left to right) Ruby Herrington Grace Podolski's 171 1 is: high Chuck Golloher, NAWS School;
and Marie Dieckhaus.! nark row, Nellie Nowotney, Virginia Shaw,
i" Jim Skipper, Cy Hoydtc and Col.i" league president, and Virginia Crawford The team compiled a game for the ladies and Fred En. Bill lies, Supply; Jim Phipps, 0

f Paul Th itcU 43-32 record. gland's 249 tops the men A R anti Jak Joren, NARTU..A .

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April 1954 JAX AIR NEWS Page Seven .

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Program "
: !
Sports :'
r Pitching Good Hitting I Nil
Revamped For I 'f.."._" ,

Center PersonnelActing I ib As Fliers Drop 3 Of 5

on Instructions of the II Pitching was the by-word in the Jax Navy Fliers diamond

Chief of Naval Air Training for activities this past week with three Navy hurlers going

a two hour weekly pl'ogranof the distance in the ]last five contests, although the Fliers

physical training,' the NATTCen- I were tasting defeat in three of those games.The .

tfr Physical Training departmenthas home forces eked by Quan-
outlined a strong program to Merle Gunnet (1.1)) hurled A
tico, 1-0, Tutsday..aft'rnoon and
ARsist in the athletic participation near masterpiece in the cloale over
belted Ft. Eustis pitchers a
Quantlco allowing just three hits
9-4 win Friday. In between wasa
First on the list is an intramural all of the scratch kind in going
4.0 loss to the soldieis.
softball league planned for 14 the full route
Ft Lee's talent-studded nine upended -
teams. Units not having the_ necessary The former Salisbury,' Met
Jax Navy twice by 3-0
personnel to field a team I righthander was In deep water
scores In contests Sunday and
are grouped with others so that I only once. A walk and a Tom
Monday. Tile up-and-down Fliers
all departments or divisions will Neely error put runners on sec-
now hold a record of four wins
be represented. : ond and third In the final frame,
and seven setbacks.
Teams grouped Include Special only to have the calm and cool
I I Next Game Wednesday retire the side,
Services First Lieutenant. Chap Gunnet quickly
No further activity has been I
lain's offices; Administration- Jankunltt Loses
DIGGING IN-Tom Neely, veteran Jax Navy second sacker, carded for the Fliers until Ft. I
Discipline Officer of the Jim Coughlin's single drove
gal rounds third base on his way home during a fourth inning Flier Meade pulls In to Mason Field '
Day offices; Dental and Medical; uprising in last Friday's 9-4 conquest of Ft. Eustis. Neely Is scorIng next Wednesday for a two-game home Got'die Noithwith the lone
Supply and Commissary; AO-B on a long; triple by Jim Cou hHn. Next home date for the Fliers run In the fifth Inning.
Is April 7 against Ft. Meade netto.8SO. I
and AO-A Schools, and AE-A and In the loss to Ft. Eustis, Art

AE-B Schools. i I Grenon and Carl Mirando set the

Athletic participtation includes II Racquetmen Lose McCaffieymen down with three

softball, basketball, badminton, fliirnews I hits. Loser Frank Jankunis (1.1))

horseshoes, track, swimming, golf I ?-2 Decision To I gave up four base knocks one A

bowling and tennis. Division officers double by the winners' George

may take cognizance of other Duke UniversityThe Hudak.

sport participation, such as fish- Coughlin drove in three runs on

ing, ping pong and such other activities smoothly balanced Jax I a triple and a single In the Fliers'

which would constitute' Navy tennis team lost its first I .. turn-about conquest of Eustls. Joe

sports' I match of the ... .. also with double
I season, dropping a ; 't > I' ,'"'''' ." Fay helped a
I 7.2 verdict to Duke University's and a single along with the field

nettets at the Boone Park Courts. ing gem of the year in left field.

Spring Games Set Jax Navy, with one of the most Cindermen Open SeasonIn Ft. Lee Wins Fair

For Jax BravesAn powerful tennis squads in recent Odis Patterson gained the win

)'e at'8, is now looking forward to his first of the season against no

attractive five game exhibi a rematch with the University of losses. "Pal" retired in the sixth -
At Miami
tion slate has been drawn up for Florida netmen at Gainesville next Dual after pulling a leg muscle with

the Jacksonville Baseball Park, Tuesday. Cordon Blackatook hulling ably in

officials of the Jacksonville Braves Pretloun to the low to the j A 26-man Jax Navy track and field squad will compete lelief.

have announced.Two Blue DetlN, the local had swept Saturday in a dual] meet against the University of Miami I Ft. Lee, perhaps the most experienced -

major league clubs that I part Georgia Tech and the University 'cinder burners at Miami Coach Jerry Hargis' club will be : crew to face the Fliers

have taken on _a new look during of Georgia. ,I facing itsfirst test of the season. no far this season rode to a dou-

the off-season tangle today at the I in the Jax Navy I ble the '
Results: I A bright spot ->md Tun-Mel Chrlnten; Navy, victory on strength of

Myrtle Ave. ball park when the Singles Ben Sobierj (Ji beat cinder outlook l is the return of NAS and run white.Mile -lon. Padgett Marines. superb pitching by a quartet ofgteen .

Pittsburgh Pirates 'njeet the Philadelphia Buzz Hettleman 1.6, 6-4, 6-3; R. j Ken Stewart last year's sprint AE: James Kotiuba. NII\)', Hospital find hat chunkers.
Athletics. I George Adams Marine AMI( ),
Green << The world "champion New York !' Two-mile run Williams; Kotsul;
Wilson 7-5, 6-3: ; D. Schimmel (ID) 1 Navy Championships. Stewart has Jack Maillln, Mu: 1011. Postofflee, andGeorge locals down with two hits in the

Yankees come to Jacksonville on. I I upended Jack Candland 6-3, 6-1; ; been sent here from the USS Coral Adam high Marine hUl'dlt'-Martln,, AK.IJOjaid :. Graham Sunday game, those charged to

Saturday to engage the local Sally R. Paris (D) beat Jim Skipper, Sea to take part in the event. I Na\v Tial-uc; Lamar Mlnton Kite, who was the winning hurler.
I League champs. The Jacksonville I Muilnei, AO. and James, UukawkU.
6-0 6-3; John Kopf (D) defeated I The mile relay team I in, the only Mill Inl'lI, AMP I ), The soldiers scored .two runs in
Braves have a two-game series 220-\ard low hurdleg-Graham, Min the second
I on three singles' and
April 8 and 10, slated with I Appleton. spot as yet open' I ton Bukawskl, and Larry dolltr. Ma :
I : With Ensign Matt Kuiilich in tines, AU.1)IscuaAi. an en or.
the Jax Beach Sea Birds at thelocal KIIV Marine, AK, and
derson 10-8, 61. charge, the following will make Dick Jueitln. Nmv. AC), i\-Cnb slum
park.Colorado. Shot Put Ray Harris, I'IIAE.,
I Doubles Sobieraj and Cand the trip: and Juerlln I. With a 2-0 lead, the visitors
Spring! will furnish defeated Hettleman and 1 1I 100-\ard danh-Jim I -nion Marine.. .Javelin--Kayy, and Ouerlln scored once more when John Cov-
land J
the opposition In a contact Friday ( ) AO S<'hool.; lion Thompson !';av.. Pole Vault-Unworn! tray; K 11\v.
I Schimmel 6-1 7-5; Green and Par- 174: Km Stewart l:11Cora: Sea: FiiMon 10M and Richard Nail, Mailn. ington, former Milwaukee Brewer
April 9. Regular season cam- I II AO and Fred Al).
paigning begins April 13 when the ris (D) beat Watson and Skipper Nelson Alva: Gray.Marines Marine, AK School Broad Jump- Jerry Turner, Marines, reached first on a fieldeis choice,
I d"h-t'I4'WII'l; Pat De\a- '\ and Ianev., stole second and came home
and and Hurlburt Z-Uymd on -
I 6-3, 6-2, Kopf IlIlth ,
Savannah club comes to Jackson. I ney. Navy, Pontiff; Don Mejer- Detaney.Olympic .
I and - catcher Hairy Chitl's double Chitl
Mile. I (D) vanquished Kerwin Foley chick NayF101: ; Nelson
and Gordon Eldridge, 6-3 6-0. I I Thompson. saw duty with Chicago Cubs before -
Tickets dh-Larry !
for all Braves games 44ard .ht{ fa8\rd; l Splasher
I --- -- --- V'A-15: James Ixibe Na\v entering the service
ran be purchased at Donaldson's I, Duane Jllldebrand, Marine, AMP). I II The combination of Covingtonand

Men's. store at $1-25 each. I 1
I Rods andNhnrods Reports For Duty Chltl figured In all of Ft.
Lee's scoring in the second gameof

With VA-105 the series M nday. Covington

i brought home two tallies with a

I A former world's champion re- sacrifice fly and a single, Chili
from Kingsley say
Reports cently reported for duty with VA- driving in a run with a screeching .
bream are
black bass
that i 105 at NAS Cecil Field. hit to left
there. Black bass are
biting well as He is Lt.jg( ) Jack G. Taylor Lunsford Lewis and Paul Haril
be still on the beds and -
said to
holder of the world's 100-yard son were the pitching devils in

spawning. : backstroke record and member of this contest Lewis being awarded

i CWO Carr from Operations the U. S. Olympic swimming squad the verdict. "Petey" Sheets (1-1) ,
Boathouse caught 25 red bass off trounced all other
that soundly was charged with the loss,
S the shell beds in a two-day period. 4rxsr'sY competition in the 1052 games at .

The shell beds are located in the Helsinki.

vicinity of the captain's dock on :Set" lUg Ten Mark Varsity Nine Lists

the 'St. Johns River i Taylor enrolled at Ohio State Six From VC62Tied

Those of you who have nut been University in 1948 and the follow-

taking advantage of the facilities ing year won the 150-yard backstroke with NAS Special( Servo

offered by the Special Services and set a Big Ten recordIn ices for the number of men

Fish Shack are really missing out. the 1500-meter freestyle event playing with the Jax Navy var-

Chief Pollack, who has taken during the NCAA championshipmeet. sity baseball nine this year to

charge there reports of plans underway mbxf9R 's 4 VC2..

Y ,a Ya to obtain mote motors ,xe, Setting a world's record: in the The Composite Squadron,

and more and better boats. Thisis 100-yard backstroke in his junior home of many versatile and

pending, however, due to lack year at Ohio State, Taylor's phe- well-known athletes is repre-

of funds nominal time of ::565 cut three seated by a pair of infielders

Plans are also' being tOI'mulatedI I -- -A tenths of a second off the old two pitchers and a utility man-

for a private motor and boat OLYMPIC MEMBER-Relax- mark. assistant coach
of NEWCOMER NATTC Ray Anglln storage area and better launching ing at the NAS Cecil Field out- Repeating his. 100-yard AAU From VC-62 are the follow-

additions to is the one lax of: Navy-box-the newer facilities for the boats. Chief door pool is Lt. (Jr) Jack Tay- I victory In 1952, the Navy pilot ing:
of theworld's
ing team Sixth I i I Pollack to have two more lor, former bolder went on to set another national
entered in the hopes
JOO yard backstroke Jim Coughlin, Ib ...._.....AN
Naval District Boxing Tourna- in commission soon. record while winning the NCAA
sailboats record and member of the 1952U.
ment John Beasley, M ....AN
now underway at Green ?
hunting S. Olympic swimming team. 200-yard backstroke event. lie
Cove Springs. Coach Bob Per (Question'* confrming for Merle Gunner, p ...LTjg)
aviator swims
kins gives the 119-pounder a a4 fiat,ing will be numbered by.. The recreation youthful now since his dutiesas capped this highly successful sea Duane Sheets, p ....._.......AN
few pointers. Anglin was a icnHi0 to "Rods and NirMrodet a fighter pilot for VA-105 son with his Olympic performance. Rill JUfM't! eoaoh.....ADOr
member of lax (team I I
the Navy I .
in JM8. I cure 0J.u Air "-1M.) keeps him plenty busy.

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SALE thing like "cool cats' and "man,
2 b rm. breezeway home. $630 this MUST be the puce; !=. B- Q ePA
cash, assume mtga. Comdr. Gul- ::s W
-APRIL FOOLPersonnel -<
lette, ext. 789. Q

3 bdrm. home. 5121 Attleboro. Ph. O S. >

8-6715;, Mrs Binder 2
2 bdrm. concrete block home. ;$2-; t g::! W

300 equity, with terms. Ph. 88- (Continued from Pace 1))* ? S 3>

9910, Mrs. tfragale. Hospital, extension Section 8, 5 O 8to

2'bdrm. house. 2976 Dellwood, Ph. where they've got news .for you. 2 o o

8-2340, William 11. Wood. -APRIL FOOL CD--O-I .Ml .,
\4 0
3 rm. furn. apt. 3077 Columbus .ilia -< Q a
,: Fliers (D ... r*.
Ave. Ph. 2-6886, Mrs. Emery.
3 rm. unfurn. garage apt 4700 (Continued from Pare 1) o S

Wheeler Ave, Mrs. Weir. Yankees, Coach Frank McCaffrey, : h St4

2 rm. turn apts (two). Near NAS fire balling righthander, has -"-- .f/IIW... CDti pa =r

bus line. 2604 Post, Mrs. Bray elected himself to pitch against Q str '

2 bdrm. unfurn. home. Electrical the Bronx Bombers. There will y a: !

equip furn., $85. Ph. 2-9779, be plenty Of space for fans, since'the .-.- tJ t:;
Mrs. Mueller. HAM-One means of communication, which not only serves as fences have been moved back n> _..... \- jO ..
a hobby, but comes In quite useful during emergency is "ham j (Jq
Small fuin. house with bath, $45. jIJIItI
radio. Here at NAS Jax ham operators gather In Building 954, some 100 feet .... 115s
9361'303rd St. Ph. 8-3537, M.II. home of the NavAir Amateur Radio Club, whose call letters are -APRIL FOOL r" "
Driggers. W< 3 bdrm. bung. 4723 Post. Ph. 7- little "communicating." aNote m

7090, Mrs. R. B. Parramore. $85. Robot PerfectedContinued
6 rm. furn. apt. 2919 Doric Ave.
Ph. 2-5221, Mrs. Harris. ( from Page 1))

4 bdrm. unfurn. apt. 1514 Dancy Station Serves As ImportantLink meterribs, we jimmerfanned the CurriculumOf

St. Ph. 2-0724, Mrs. Rosser. jet pedestal and there we had it."

1 and 2 bdrm. apts (two). Mod- During Times Of EmergencyThe -APRIL FOOLMarilyn

ernly furn. 3684 St. Johns. Ph. AE SchoolThe

2-3218, Mr. Berman ability to span great distances families. School
Aviation Electrician
Small 3 bdrm. house, $50. Ph. 2- is radio's claim to fame, SIt MonroeContinued
has announced a curriculum
0689, Mrs. Feaster. and Jacksonville has facilities for also link between
serves as a
students attend
( from change whereby
Page 1))
3 rm. furn. apt. Ph. 8-1760, Mrs. radio communications of which
detachments from the Jacksonville
Dimaggio, in ,the meantime, was ing the "A" School will be in at-
Ballentine. few people are aware. It's the that currently deployed.
area are
tendance for twenty-two week
at Mason Field where he was a
Furn. duplex, gar and workshop. home for local "hams", the Nay Monday through Friday from 1100 course Instead of the previous

2984 Green St., $70. ext: 8153, Air Amateur Radio Club. to 1300 with stations in the Pana- -APRIL FOOL nineteen weeks.

Mrs. Hester Not too Regular schedules are held .
many people are awareof everyma The change came as a result of,
.. 4 rm. furn. apt. 204 River Blvd ham radio at all. Amateur radio Canal Zone, Port Lyautey, extensive study 'on the part of

Ph. 2-7444, Mrs. W P. Johnson. is considered a* hobby by many Norfolk, and San Juan, Puerto Hull of SunkenContinued Chief o Naval Operations, Chiefof

3 rm. furn. apt. 830 E. Church St. but it is than that for Rico.
more some. ( from Page 1)) Naval Air Technical Trainingand
Mrs. Morgenstern. The NavAir Amateur Radio Plans are under for
way expan Jacksonville Training Center
of the sunken ship, and are not
Young couple to share home with Club here at Jax is comprised of sion and any interested personnelare revealing what they found beneaththe" representatives. It is designed to
widow. Ph. 2-9606, Mrs. H. A. officers enlisted civilian invited to contact of the
men, em- any St. Johns, but have exhibited give more time to the students in

Worl. ployees and dependents, all Interested club officers. several boxes of gold bullion. the fields of alternating ,current
4 rm. fuin. apt., $80. 1808 Bayard in radio. Club President is Lt. Felix 11. electricity, electronics and aircraft
Place Ph. 88-0400, Mrs. R. L. When pressed further by a Jax
Ham radio is also very useful. Wheeler of VP-16; vicepresidentIs instruments.
Bramlett. I Air News reporter about the vast-
lives at sea have been saved
Many CHRELE Claude B. Harrison of
The Electrician's "A"
ness of the treasure which lies course
Will share home with couple and
due to the alertness of amateur
AE "A" School at NATTCenter
child. Ph. 2-4706, Mr. Mack. ; beneath the St. Johns, the two previously had very: little practical -
% radio operators. In more recent
secretary-treasurer is Marlin Cri-
work in alternating current
only smiled and said "we expectto
2 bdrm. house. Available April
times it has served as a great
der ALC, from Fasron Six, and
and will now include about 50 to
spend most of our time lolling
29-Sept. 15. Ph. 2-5426, Lieut. saver of time.
activities manager is Dave Hay- 60 work in the
about the mucky bottom of the percent practical
Highberg. *
den, civilian employee 'of Preven- AC stages of training. There will
MISCELLANEOUS Just recently a plane from the tative Medicine. -APRIL FOOL
be ,also additional practical workin
Will baby nit day or evening. 1775 Jacksonville area was stranded in

I Hamilton, Ph, 8-4956, Mrs. Ad- Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, due to electronics equipment.
Another addition to the courseis
die. parts failure. The station there
instruction in cable fabricationand
Will baby sit day or evening. 1533 did not have the part in stock. The .:. "'
\ installation, which will be a
Oceola St. Ph. 7-4197, Mrs. G. I ham station at Gitmo has a daily ,. q t
part of the first phase of train-
Joyner. schedule with W4NEK here at
rli ing.
Riders wanted to San Diego or NAS and relayed the informationto :
.. Previous study of ordnance cir-
stops enioute. Arrive 15 April. the proper authorities. Withina I l .. ::f f.. cuits has been discontinued from

T. S. Chambers, Green Cove few hours the part was on its M
the AE course, with eventual Intentions -
Springs, 5681. way to the stranded plane.
the of
on part training
2 riders wanted, Park and Rosselle 0
Ham radio also serves those ar aw authorities to incude it in the AO
St. See Varnadse, Ph. 75441.
who are not ham operators. It School training.
Riders wanted from 41st & Main
often links men in service sta- Publications, which formerly Included
to 0 & R. .Ph. 3-5811: or ext. tioned in foreign ports with their instruction only on those
8232. ,
which had to do with the particular -
Any AOC on sea duty in Jax, desiring
Marines Select l piece of equipment being stud-
for sea in Atlantic
swap duty
ied, will now cover all those neces-
City, N. J., contact Boett-
t sary to maintenance personnel,
ger, J. A., AOC, VC4.NAS, Atlantic Miss VMF-144 such as the Publication Index,

N. J.
.City-... Tech. Sgt. John J. Valentino, of ASO Catalogs and Technical Bul
the Marine Air Reserve. Training letins.

Secretly LaunchContinued Detachment donned his dress bluesat The changed curriculum will afford -

the' recent weekend meeting of the students with an extra

( from Page 1)) the VMF-144 reserve unit to be week, or forty hours, of actual

aid Dietz as pilot, and a selected the official escort of lovely Bar- line maintenance work.

crew of men from VA-45, VW-4, bara McCrary, Miss VMF-144 for The AE Schools are headed by
Fasron Six VF-22 VP-5 Naval ,
1954. J.
Lcdr. W. C. Keellne, Training Of-
Hospital and Information and Education "Good duty in any Marine's lan- MISS Vl\IF-IU-T/Srt. John Valentino, right) seems to think ficer, with Lt. R. F. Wall, as the

the Spaceship expects to guage," commented Sergeant Val that recruiting would be a little easier If Barbara McCrary, recently Training Officer of the "A"
I chosen Miss VMF-144 could sit on the recruiting booth
remain on Mars for about a week entino on his assignment to show full time. as School. -

Members of the Sonar Develop the recently chosen blonde, blue-

ment Board, headed by Capt. eyed squadron queen how the CI- I
Road Character Given Name Rollilajay-hem
Leonidas Coates, were on hand to tizen-Marine group- operates.. Wayward :

see the ghip make her maiden I Miss' McCrary, also winner of
voyage. the title "Miss Jacksonville That character who has been lion ,of Lrdr. Arthur R. Mc- Driving Board has planned strin-

APRIL FOOL Beach" for 1954, is an Andrew looking for a name ever since his Carley, medical department, gent methods of curbing traffic
stupid face was selected by the who claims It In the first time accidents and violations involving
Jackson High School graduate,
now employed by the Bell Tele- Automotive Vehicle Safety Board he ever won anything. Navy personnel on and off the

SwaggerContinued phone Company of Jacksonville. as best representing the average In the weeks Rollin has gone station.

-...-- dope who gets involved in high- nameless, about CO> suggestions Some method of recordingsafe

( from Page 1)) way accidents, at last has a mon- poured into the office of Comdr driving record of the various

will carry a complete line of regillation Bouncing Bomb iker: Rollin Mayhem. Edward S. Irons, head of the Vehicle commands on the station

sticks, varying in length, Henceforth old Rollin will be Safety Board "We had a will be published weekly.

depending on height of personnel. (Continued from Page 1) rolling across the pages of the I difficult time selecting one from Rollin Mayhem is working handin

The spats may be bought at tion is an invisible suit for Jax Air News and elsewhere, giving the many, many good ones," Irons glove with the Board. Theyare

mall stores. Don't be caught with men to wear while flying the expert demonstrations on how said. "The Board felt the one chosen < both serious about the whole

your spats down.APRIL ship. to commit mayhem. best typifies the problem." thing, and hope that everyone who

FOOL APRIL FOOL IIU name wan the contribu The Automotive Vehicle Safe drives a car full realizes that.