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Windward Isles Show Interest In Weather

Hurricane Hunters On Goodwill Tour J f :

Welcomed By Barbados DignitariesCombining { 1

area familiar 1- Hunters' two-days stop-over. dents and explained the' function \
ration with International goodwill Barbados is in a most stra- of aortal reconnaissance in f fr
Comdr. Edward L. Foster, tegic area With respect to trop- the hurricane warning network.
skipper of Airborne I Early ical storm development which Keen interest in the hurricane '

Warning: Squadron (VW-4)) could possibly endanger. both program was indicated by Yl
with an eleven-man crew flewa Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, according the British as they visited! the
P2V-5-J-F Neptune weather to VW-4 officials aircraft and talked with the 1
plane to the British island of Upon arrival at the .1 Island, crew. Upon their return to
Barbados in the easternmost Acting Governor R. N. Turner, NAS Jacksonville, Comdr. Foe 1

part of the Windward Island. together with the American ter and his crew expressed deep ......,y "'.......-
Great interest In the measures Consul General Perry N Jester, conviction) that the welcome WELCOME TO BARBADOS ISLAND Standing (left to
taken by the U. S. Navy's welcomed the Navy personnel .mat will ever be out to! the right) beside a Neptune Patrol plane, a P2V-3-J-F, is the 'Cane
early hurricane warning: pro- aboard. During the visit theNeptune's squadron Barbados as an advanced Hunters' commanding officer Comdr. Edward L. Foster, Acting-
Governor of Barbados It. N. Turner, Premier of Barbados Grantley .1
WM shown by the Island'sresidents crew displayed their weather reconnaissance
Adams Mrs Turner, and American Consul General Perry N. Jester. -
during: the 'Cane aircraft to the Island's resi bas in the. islands. Standing in front of Jester are the Turner children.

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Navy Returns Safety Honors t

Mayport To J11li: I H1f s Won By Four :

WWII Status jax Commands

The Naval installation at his VOL-13:) No. 15. U. S. N. A. S. Jacksonville Ha 7 July 1955kiLIi Rear .Adm, John Perry acting

toric old Mayport a strategic ... .-. .. ... .. ._ on behalf of Rear Adm. G. C.
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point since 1562 when the French Crawford, Commandant, Sixth Na
Huguenots landed at the mouth of val District, presented highly coveted
the St. John's River-has come into safety award lo four Ja;
Its own. With a ceremony be Navy commands at noon today in
fitting its veneration, Friday, July the area of the band shell
1, law it commissioned a Naval : }"'or the fourth time in its history ,
Auxiliary Air Station and the first time since 1952,

In the presence of high ranking the Naval Air Station Jacksonville i
naval and civilian officials, and a received the award for achlev&t
large number of spectators including ment in industrial safety issued ;1
the station's complement, tribe by the Navy Department for the .
ute to the Importance of Mayport year 1954, The same award was
was paid by Vice Admiral Thom.u T x a4x r presented to the Naval Air Technical r

S. Combs, Deputy Chief of I- J Training; Center.
Naval Operations for Air. /' ,.""" The Naval hospital| U 1051
earned both the Industrial
The Station he said la the final '-f"'.. safety .
.. and the motor v e h tel. safety
link in the .Navy's presently J
planned fleet aviation centers, awards' which Ad.n. Perry presented ..
eA at the time.The .
same Navy
commonly known as complexes.\, 'I
,, ; Recruiting Office received i thn
Two such locations are on the Pacific ..' .
., award for achievement in motor
: Coast; three, Including May '" .. >
f vehicle safety,
port, on the East Coast """'5 .
Immediately following presentation
"With seaport facilities such) tfl .l ...-IJII I of the command award, Aden
this one at Mayport, we have securely .. Perry presented two special merle t

joined training operations 'III iiiI torious Civilian awards to Leon
I afloat and ashore," Adm. Combs D. Bond
continued "With them we can HISTORICAL MAYPORT-Comdr. Wrn. II. Horton, Jr., reads orders designating him command- pump operator and J. .
lag,officer of the Naval Auxiliary Air Station Mayport, following commissioning of the former auxiliary W. Anderson, petroleum inspector .
train carrier pilots in the exactingakmi landing field. The ceremony was witnessed by military and civilian officials. Left to right: employed by the Navy Fuel
of their trade and can de Comdr. Ilorton; Capt. II. J. Dyson, Chief of Staff, Carrier Division Two; William S. Johnson, executive Depot Doth awards are in recognition
(Please Turn to Pale 4, Col. 5) manager, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce; Rear Adm. John Perry, Commander, Fleet Air of
actions which
Jacksonville; R. J. Lewinson, president, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce; Vice-Adm. ThomasS. resultedin
Combs, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air; Capt. John S. Thach, commanding officer, saving life
To Naval Air Station Jacksonville; and Rear Adm. G. C. Crawford, Commandant, Sixth Naval District While the USS Intrepid wa
July Bring .
moored to the carrier pier at NA-

Pay Raises To WEATHER OUTLOOK Personnel Here Donates $95,100!) AS Mayport, where it was taking

Friday-Partly cloudy and hot (Please Turn to Page 4, Col. I)

Civil ServiceMore with showers.isolated afternoon thunder NAS Charity Drive Nets 2

than 1400 employees of Saturday Cloudy, continuedhot Squadrons

the an Increase Navy in Jacksonville in their pay will checks find --with-WEEKEND scattered HIGH TIDES showers.LOW Record Amount In 1955Over Complete New

issued July 22, reflecting the 7.5 '
per cent across the board pay AJVf. P.M. A.M. PJI. $95,400 is the Navy's gift largest net'sum ever raised hereby II''
Fri, 10:00: 10:14: 3:38: 3:42: Task
raise for classified federal em- for Jacksonville charities and for personnel at Naval Air Station Group
ployees signed recently. by the Sat. 10:40: 10.54: 4:15: 4:26: .
4:56 5:16 the ] Relief Society in the I
Sun. 11:24: : :
Final of the
results 1955 Navy I Undo Sam got another set oC
A week later, on July 29, they Crusade for Charity were announced teeth for his aircraft carriers last
will receive checks covering the .3q.y.t( ,;.. 3 ..c last week by Capt. Wellington week when the remaining two

retroactive pay increasps, from T. Hines, chairman of Fleet Air Jacksonville squadron
March 13 through July 2. The 1 t. the policy committee, who spoke of the new Air Tusk Group 202
pay raise was made effective I before a mass meeting of military were commissioned al Naval Air .
from the March pay period. I YW and civilian personnel gath Station Cecil Field.

The raise will cost the Naval, ered at the band shell Thursdaynoon. Attack Squadron 35 and Attack
Air Station alone about $267,000per squadron 106 became two of the
annum It is the first increasein I CAPT. JOHN S. THACH, com Navy's newest carrier squadron
pay the classified (wlfite collar -] 'k ?: v manding officer of the Station during the brief ceremonies. R&- '
) group has received since Oct.I and a member of the board of the designated Fighter Squadron 102
1951. ,At that time a 10 per cent two benefiting organizations and Fighter Squadron 62, respectively
increase was granted, bracketed Jacksonville County Cpmmunity this action became necessary
by an annual $300 minimum and Chest-United Fund and the local for administrative purposes.
$800 maximum. ;4ir v$ t Navy Relief Society declared Comdr. Robert F. Began is commanding -

'Meanwhile the NAS lax fiscal that he was "perfectly satisfied officer of VF-102, while
department, headed by Lcdr. with the intelligent: organizationof I Lcdr. Irving' A. Robinson is acting
R. is the Crusade, and the spirit of commanding officer of VF-62.
George BrickJey, rolling up
its sleeves preparatory to long the campaign which proves it as !I V}'-62 wil{ fly F9F-8 sweptwing"Cougar"

hard hours of computing the pay the best means of doing the job." Jets; VF-102 will 1M

raise as it effects individual em J. ..I '-.Eft; "'--,r.,-_..- Before 1950, when the first Navy :equipped i with twin.jet F2II-3

ployees. To complicate the job,' LUCKY GUyt-AlI's! right with the world as far as G. A, Charity Carnival was held, con. "Banshees".
such matters as overtime; retire Gore (left, Chief Aviation Mechanic attached to VU-4, is con- tributions were solicited for numerous Com t. Clifford A, McD ugal,
ment; promotions; transfers; sep cerned. lie receives the keys to the new 1955 Ford from Capt.Wellington causes through each year, commanding officer of VA-46, will
T. Hines 0 & R officer and charity drive chairman. with no outstanding results. The head the new air group until mid-
arations; and income tax: deductions The ear was offered as a prize in the 19:':5 Navy Crusade for
must be taken into account. Charity (Please Turn to Page 4, Cot. 1) (Plea e Turn to Pace 4, C..JN 4)I I


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JAX AIR NEWS 7 July 1955

FAW-ll Staff, VP-5, Fasron 109, VW-4. VP-18 Report

J11 RBtIi3Publlahed Scouting, Jacksonville Area Squadrons

l every Thursday for Navy and Marine actlvltlei .t Naval Air V I
Station, Jacksonville' Fla,
NAS, JalIndUe) FA\\-11 Staff returned to Brooklyn, New York. Plane Captain; C. L. Shaw, AL2,
Capt. John S, Thach ,,_ ...,.... Commanding Officer
Comdr, John N. Myers-:::::::=:=:.-.-_----.i.--==:._ Executive Officer Lcdr. Francis E. Cahagan has 1 radioman; M. V. Enquist, PH3,
Fleet Air Jacksonville I VW4Like rhotographer; and I. Hacker ROAN
Rear Adm. John Perry ....__..____._.,.....,. Commander relieved Lcdr. Harry Roberts as -
Capt. Richard U Green........_._?. Chief ot StiLt the beach on Ladies' Day, ordnanceman. The CO of the
Meet Air WUr Kleve Wing Communications Officer, things around VW-4 are looking San Juan detachment is Lcdr. K.
Capt. Edwin J. S. Young .._.. .___ Commander
Comdr. Frank D Meyer ______ .. .-,?Chief Staff. Officer jcdr.. Roberts departs in a few up-especially for the men return- J, Mackie, senior pilot.
> 1 Air Tethilcal Trainer Center days for Norfolk, where he will Ing from San Juan. PN-2, which Still on the bright aide is the
Capt. DcLone ., Commanding Officer
1l.riEgaf.d \V, Bleh.....__..__.___--... Executive Officer become Staff Communications Officer drew the lucky number, has now arrival of Lcdr. Robert Warren,

Capt. Fxlwnpd C. Kenney _..._....._Naval...__HonpltalNAKTU_. _..._._ Commanding Officer for Rear Adm. F. M. Hughes replaced PN-4, for hurricane picket who( joined the "Hurricane Hunt
Capt. L. A. Nevi ton ....-..?. _w............_;._.._.._.._......?...,.........MM. Executive: Officer duty and will remain in the Greater ers" 'on June 28. Coming from
USN, Commander Fleet Air Wings,
Capt. Wilton R. Baitlett ... ......,. ,. Commanding Officer- Atlantic. Antllles.for a two weeks' tour. VP-26 stationed at Brunswick,
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Comdr.: Laurence F. SteffcnhagcnN ; : ==::::::==:::::::?... M. Executive I Officer Patrol Plane Commander is Maine, Lcdr. Warren was a mem-

The JAX AIR NEWS is published kly at the U. S. Naval Air Station. Lt Richard E. Hubbell has been Lcdr. R. T. Pittman, while the ber of ships' company aboard the
Jacksonville, .'Florida and printed commercially with appropriated funds ordered to duty with the TAR crew is made up of Lcdr. K. J. USS Boxer, which set a record of
nt no expense to the government and In compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev program at the Naval Air Station
Nov 1945. Copies are distributed free of charge at the Naval Air. Statlrtn, the Mackie, co-pilot; Ensign P. W. aircraft ;launched in Korean waters -
Naval Air Technical Training Center, Naval Air Reserve Training Unit, and the Columbus, Ohio. Lt. ftubbell hasserved and racked
Wendler co-pilot navigator and notable
U. S. Naval Hospital. ; up a scorer
Editor-Andrew II. Tlanoy as Staff Gunnery ond Min Ltjg( ) H. C. Fruehauf, CIC and accomplished combat missions.

\Vurd Acting, SN.: Editor-Deda Moore; Staff 'trpol'tcrs-.Jack Holmes, rill; Nancy lag Officer a s navigator; Ltjg( ) J. F. Carney, Direct' from the United Stale

The JAX AIR NEWS Is a member of the Armed Forces Press Service. aerologist; R. W. Albritton, ADl, Naval Academy comes Lt. John A.
AFPS material appealing In this publication may not be reprinted withoutthe vr-5 I McTammany, who enters the .
written permUhlon of Armed Forces Press Service Republication of other Detachment "A" out marbled
matter except by service publications! Is prohibited without permission ofl'ditor operating OFF/c Ensfi halls of the "Hurricane Hunt
: SAX AIR NEWS of Leeward Point Guanta iamo
Editorial offices located Main Administration Building Phone extensions ers" following a tour of instructing *
Cuba is
R346.: :lIb and 81C1. ,Day; returning from a midshipmen in electronics. Mr.
completed phase of its current
How Geen: Is My Pasture? ASW training program. Skill and McTammany Academy class is a of graduate'49. of the

teamwork of the
flight: crews as
Included in last week's newcomers -
Money talks: True words, friend, but allow us to present a well as cooperation and efficiency is Vernon Roberson, AN, who
man who itemized some "service blessings" that talk just as loud. of the maintenance personnel have hails from NAS Dallas. Robersonhas

Here are the thoughts on the subject by a 24th Inf. Div enlistedman achieved an outstanding record of V 8 been assigned to operationsfor
writing in Ms outfit's newspaper the Taro Leaf. We thought contact and attack on full-evasive his tour of duty with VW-4.
submarines in the exercise.
(them well worth passing along. The only sad note Interjected Into -
We also thought that you men in the other branches of the Thin.' activity, coupled with the The Reserve Officers Association the squadron last week came

Armed Forces enjoying these same blessings night want to point continued "fam" and instrument of Jacksonville will take overa I with the transfer of Lcdr. II. A.

them out to the men in your outfit who are uncertain about makingthe training at home port, has kept night of entertainment at the. Blake, aerological officer, who left
Service a career. the squadron's flight time and aircraft for NAS Minnesapolis, Minnesota
0" Club on Saturday, July 22,
month isn't too much but it's comfortable. Five utilization at an unprecedented
"My $365.60 a billing it, "Mystery Night", we Reporting to the "Cane Hunters"
and the retirement checks will come in in the mail peak in
more years one are not being let in on the pro- March 1954, Mr. Rinke proveda
box every month for 15210. At three percent, I'd have to. Have Our softball team, despite its gram beforehand. This will be a capable and competent officer,
just $60,840 in bonds to get those dividends. acute personnel losses and com- reservation evening. and, as one enlisted man put It,

"I'll be 38 when I quit, not too old to work at a trade the plete organization, is still in the Another red letter day on our "He's going to be missed around

Service taught me. Newspaper work won't make me rich, but I Intramural race, having lifted itself calendar will be Ted Wings and here."

like it. out of the cellar position witha his orchestra, now 'scheduled; for a Our second\ sad parting was with
"One GI Bill helped me get a new home. There are two more string of six straight wins. full four hours dance on August 3. Lt. E. It. Morgan, Safety Officer

I can use the same way-the Korea GI Bill and the Career Service- Congrats to L. J. Gerdes, oper- I CALENDAR 'OF EVENTS and Patrol Plane Commander of

man's Housing Act. My kids will benefit in the long run. Call it ations yeoman, and :M. W Grlese, Lunch served dally 11301300. PN-4, Just back from San Juan.

Investments in real estate backed by the government. an administration yeoman, on Dinner served daily 1800r2030. Lt. Morgan, weather wise, has
"My boys were born on Army posts, at a cost of about $10 each. their recent entrance into marital Pool hours 1100-1800; 1000- served with the squadron for threeof

One has had four major plastic surgery operations; there were sliss-or should it be good luck 1800 weekends. Its toughest years, flying ,

minor operations; major surgery for the wife. We had the best of Ltjg( ) Leo Sheets lost his independence Friday, July 8 Happy hour through such notables Us Connie,.
doctors and treatment for only nominal costs each time. on Independence Day. It 16001800. Music by John Gow at Dolly, Edna, and Hazel last year.
"Education* Just finished a language course which cost the must be a fad! the piano. Mr. Morgan is now tackling Another -

Service several thousand dollars per student. Another investmentthe 4 e Saturday, July 9 ."- Stars end tough job, that of Instruct-

Service made in me which will work to my advantage in the I'asron 109 Bars party for bachelor officers, ing multi-engine students at Hut-

future. The squadron softball team has 16301930. Dinner and dancing chinson Kansas
"It wasn't all peaches and cream. There have been a couple of shown steady Improvement over with music by John Jelinek and Our radar scopes haven't shownup

wars, and unavoidable separations of other kinds. But those things the season, ending with a 10 and his orchestra, 2100-0100. a hurricane yet, but Chief Howard
I are just part of the job. W. Crone of the Communications -
5 record. Ed Crahm hit a grand Sunday, July 10 Sandwich
"Maybe it's square to feel good about being. able to do a little slam home run against VP-16, luncheon, 11001700. Buffet din- Department has his boys

for the country-and the outfit-which have helped me so much. while Paul Robbins knocked in ner, 18002030. This week's temptIng sharpened up for a 24-hour watch
"If that's being square, then I'm mighty proud of the corners the winning run. menu Includes standing round, bill that can be instigated on a

ou my head." (AFPS) Carrol Mabry's low round of 42 southern flied chicken, baked hamor momen't notice. We hope he

took top honors in the squadron'svictory Italian spaghetti with rich doesn't have to use it.
1900-The United Fellowship of *
over front running NAR- meat sauce. Special prices for
Protestants will meet at Bldg. 804. VIM '
TU. Other victories were Cmdr. teen-agers and children.
Meeting will include second film Robert P. Williams, LtJg( ) Wil- Monday, July 11-Club closed. As in past weeks, the accent

on "Life of Paul" series No ad- liam L. Blackmon, and Chief Car- Wednesday, July 13-Patio steak has been on training for the forth-
coming Operational Readiness Inspection
mission. well. fry. Pick your own steak from -
CATHOLIC Tuesday, July 12 Congratulations are extended to our selection,of choice sirloins and The crews have been

Sunday, Mass-0800, 0900, 1000 0900 Vacation Bible School William J. Cochrane, SN, who was charcoal broil .it yourself to your getting in some formation flying
.. St. Edward's Chapel.} Bldg. 804. married to the former Miss Flor- individual taste. An outdoor bar practice on each hop, the pilots
Saturday 0800. 1900 Lutheran Instruction ence M. Ball of Jacksonville.The will be set. up and there will be fast finding out that holding a
Dail0630.Sunda0630Mass. Class. Chaplain Pieper. All Saints squadron lost one man last combo music for your llstennig good-looking formation is a little
harder with 40-ton P2V 7 thanit
at Hospital Chapel. week-William Hogan, AK3, who and dancing pleasure .
was way back in flight train
Chapel. 1900 Episcopal Instruction 'n .__..___.n..u__ __ ,____
I Class Chaplain Nickelaon. Bldg '7j. ing with an SNJ.
MORMON 563. Last week's softball game with

1930 Thursday All Saints' Wednesday, July IS the Hospital was rained out but

Chapel Reading Room, 0900 Vacation Bible School j.Ii not so were the hopes of the team.

e CHRISTIAN SCIENCE' Bldg. 804. Ii VP-18 men still have high hopes of
1900 Tuesday Mainside 1930-Midweek Prayer Service winning the coveted Iron Man

Chapel,Office on ramp. Chaplain Pieper offers a serviceof Trophy this year With only a few

PROTESTANTThursday prayer and meditation each I games left to play in the league,
July '7 Wednesday evening for-those who IiL the VP-18 team seems to be cany-

0900 Vacation Bible School desire such a service. lag the burden.Congratulations.
nklg. 804. 21 to Ltjg( )-Ray

1900-All) Saint's Choir Rehearsal HAS Banking Facility L ( : Pendersen, who was married last

week in Orlando. Ltjg( ) Wollensak -

1900-Baptist Instruction class Meets' Fiscal CrisisNaval i and Ltjg( ) Perry acted as

Chaplain Griffin Bltlg. 563. ra groomsmen for their I ex-room-
l'"rllhJuly 8 Air Station Facility Office -, mate. .
0900 Vacation Bible School. resembled Grand Central: d V Welcome aboard this week to Lt.

IJldg. 804. Station, as June 30 brought to a : 'lam r Arnole R. Schunnecht, who( reported -

Sunday, July 10 close the Navy's fiscal year. I from Rensellear Polytechnic Institute -
0800 Episcopal Communion Patrons were paid by ,check where he has been a student -

,Service Chaplain Nickelson. and the 13 employees, headed by xa _-5 .

0930-Sunday School for ages 4 Edward: O. Clements manager, """, IQISlm ; Ltjg( ) Lloyd Cassidy was pass-

through Jr. High. Bldg. 804. were kept busy cashing checks, CONGRATULATIONS-Captain John S. Thach (left) Naval ing out cigars last week as he
0930-Service of Divine Worship issuing money orders, and trav- Air Station commanding officer congratulates. Lcdr. Clarence (with a little help from his wife)
.Chaplain Griffin. elers checks, and accepting deposit Deeming (right) on his completion of 30 years of naval service. became the proud father of a boy.
1100-Service of Divine Worship ?, the amount surpassing{ 800 Shortly after the ceremony in the Captain's office' Deeming was Another future naval aviator, perhaps -
piped overboard by his shipmates. Lcdr Deeming served hk! last
Chaplain Carpenter I thousand dollars year as Commissary Officer at XAS. '?


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7_ July 1955 JAX MR NEWS Page Three

OperationsGive P: L I :ii ,,1 w i I: I H HAWS School .

NARTU 1 { Ranks FirstIn


Big Tussle NATTC PlayNAWS \

School continues to holda
t gtrJ"
game and a half lead in the \

A strong Operations crew I NATTCenter softball league as Y

made its bid for top posi .L rain last week washed out most. .

tion in the Malnslde Intramural ,4 I of the schedule. ,.
golf competition last week as the In the four games played, S3-

x r' 1st Lt lost a brace of games to
Operations team upset the league &
AO-B School and AE-A School,
leading NARTU linksters, 3&-2}.
., 7-0; AK-A Schol.had a tough timein
Fred KenJsvatter was the pace- ."''er .: i defeating AE-B School, 8-6; and -

setter for Operations stroking a AE-B School scored a minor upset

41, low net score for the day. .x by measuring AO-A School, 127. '

Operations moved to third posi- NATTO SOFTBALL .t

tion in the standings, one notch HAWS School ..........._ 18 $ ..4

behind second place Personnel, .... _;,I: i I 1IV .- >U .... ,,_ AE-A School _._._...... 18 t 5 .Ji

and Fasron 109 knocked FAW-11 SITTING PRETTY!-On top of the world and enjoying every minute of It are these membersof AK-A School ............_... 17 6 :.

out of fourth position in their VC-62's softball team. The squadron combine is holding down a very sure first place in' the stand AO-A School _.__ 11 10

match, defeating FAW-11, 4-2. ings as the Mainside Intramural softball league roes into its final week of play. (Left to right) front AN-P School .........._ 7 10
row: Don GJldewell, Mel\ Smith, Pete Sheets, Km Bruin, John Haywood, and William Goodson, '
Herron of FAW-11 took AO-B School __ 9 20
Comdr. roach. Second row: Frank Starr, John Wagnor, Jack Turner, Ferris Ferguson, John Drenth and
individual honors for the event George Oakes. Back row: Len Rogers, Earl Illackstock, Jim Peterson, Alphonse Simons and Lawrence IMst Lt. .....__ S 21

shooting a 48 net.STANDINGS Boding. Bat-boys__are_ Ken_Ilerise,_and William Goodson, Jr. AE-B School ....__ 5 is

pis.; Personnel,: 15.NARTU>,4 pts.;,Hospital 1814 Mainside's Softball Loop Crackerjax To Play Waves Team

12H pts.; Operations, 12 pts;

Fasron 109, 11% pts.; FAWTU, 11 Prepares For PlayOffsThe Boy Scouts AlUSNH Boasts 21-4

pts.; VC-62, 9Vi! pts.; VP-18 8
pts.; Special Services, 6 pts. final week of the Mainside Intramural softball league is Doy Scouts of Tioop and Explorer -

GOLF SCHEDULE just around the corner and all teams are coming through with a Post 131 at the Naval ,Air Win Record

8 greater determination in an attempt to stay in the winning circle. Station will play the Jax Navy
Friday, July
The, Station Crackerjax rolled
rules state that WAVE Ciackerjax in an exhibition
FAD-11 VC-62 League a play-
vs. VW-4; vs. but fourth and fifth slots in the along nt a rapid pace last week as
109 VP-18 off will be held between the softball game next Thursday,
Fasron NARTU.
; vs. sec standings are still open for the the local combine chalked up three ;
July 14, on the lighted Hospital .
Monday, July 11 ond and fourth place teams, the taking. more triumphs to boost their season ,
diamond at 2000.
FAW-11 vs. Personnel; VC-62 third and fifth place teams and VP-16 in finishing up the sea record to 21 victories against .
An ice cream and cake ticket
vs. Special Services.Scarbrough .
the two winners of the will son, played three games last, 4 defeats. .
games sale is being conducted for the ..
week, dropping two and coming Supported by a powerful batting
then play to determine the league game. Funds raised will be used
Joins forth'victorious in the other. The force, the gills in blue slugged '
to help defray of the
runner-up position. Eagles lost to Fasron 109 after a expenses their way to a 11-5: victory over

CoinAirLanl SquadJax VC-62, Hospital and Operationsare close seven innings of competi group on a week's trip to the Big Cannon Barber Shop in the Girls'

safe and snug in their ranking tion, 5-4; were shutout in a one- Smokies. City League. The Waves' softball -

Navy linkster big Dill Scar- one, two and three spots, hit event with VC-C2 and took Each team will use a WAVE contingent still remains J

biough' tallied a net 290 in four their final tussle with VF-43, pitcher in the game with the defeated in the second half of

rounds of 18-hole play on the Nor Knockouts Feature 12-3. Scout fielding the other positions city play. ,

folk greens last week to finish Fasron 109 squeezed by VF43in on their team.Spring. Led by first sacker Marion Hlx-

one stroke behind Dick Diversi of Boxing SmokerFour an action-packed encounter, ---- -- --- on's errorless fielding, Coach Matt

Fasron-8. Scarbrough placed sec- 2-1, and VW-4 outslugged'VF43to Kurllch's squad downed the Palm

ond on the five-man golf team knockouts featured lastwf'ek' triumph, 18.17.MAiNSiDE Cup Beach Waffs, 12-3 on Enterprise
which will represent ComAirLantin inter-company Marine boxIng -
SOFTBALL diamond Friday night. Ellen Cail-
the Atlantic Fleet Tournament. smoker in King Hall at the Team W L Pet. Play Opens son was on the mound for the
Naval Air Technical Training Center. -
Scarbrough had a six-stroke lead VC-62 14 0 1.000 Waves and was edited 1 with the
Company 24's boxers won the
going into the last 9 holes but lost Hospital 13 1 .928
from win.Carol
.eveu-bout event Company This Week
out to Diverst! due to bad luck in Operations. 11 2 .816 looser tossed her second
22 five matches to two.
his putting. Fasron )0l'! 10 5 .666 win of the season, as the Cracker-
A novel bout of the evening was Approximately sixty golfers
NARTU 9 5 .642 jax repeated their performance of
Tho Atlantic Fleet Tournamentwill
22 when two entered in the Station i
won by Company were
VP-18 8 5 .615 the night before, whipping theVaafs'
be held during the week of
boxers, with their legs taped together Spring Cup tournament, as the
VW-4 8 5 .615 { squad Saturday, 61.
18 at N. C.
July Camp Lejuene,
simi- deadline to
slugged it out with a qualifying came a
VP-5 7 6 .538 Inactive this week, the Station
lar pair from Company 24. FAW-11 7 6 .538 close, Monday, July :5. team will meet a strong Pensacola
Summary: Braddotk, defeated Comdr. Meyer who early in
FAETU ;5 7. .416 outfit on the Enterprise field_ overthe
Rods andNimrods Zeiters; Perkins, 24, defeated Kes- ComFairJax 5 8 .384 the qualifications posted a two- weekend In a twin bill.

sel (TKO 2); Ford, 24, defeated under par 70 was not to be denied t'UACKKICJAX SCHEDULE -
VP-16 5 11 .312
Halrston (:rIO 3)); Gleason, 24, defeated Personnel (9 .307 as he led the qualifiers Friday, July 8, 1930
Cramer (TGO 3)); Biggs, throughout the entry play.
Although the long Fourth of July Comm. (10 .285 .Enterprise Field-Crackerjax
24, defeated King (KO 1)J): Clark, The first round of the annual rnsacola. '
weekend has and vs.
come gone. VF-43 4 11 .266
24 defeated Montgomery; and Spring Cup tourney will open
anglers of 0 & R Department out Supply Z 11 .153 Saturday\ July 9, 1400Enterprise
Collision, 22, defeated Hoftman.Week's the coming weekend of July 9.
did themselves in the quantity of BOQ 1 16 .088 Field-Crackerjaxv

fish caught. Lou l la P. Finney --- *. Pensacola. -.

fished Doctors Inlet for black bass Wednesday, July IS, 1930

using live shrimp with a cork. Mainside Murray Hill-,- Crackerjax vs.

Finney failed to get the bass, but Softball SlateThe Gulf Life.Center. .
he did amaze everyone by catch-

ing four sheephead which took the Mainside Intramural Soft- Sllad'l'ries

hook like bass. ball games scheduled for the

D. Greatrex and Mr. Dannell week are listed below: y For FiveWith

went moonlight angling in Smith Tuesday, July 12

Lake using 'flyrods. They boated I Yorktown Field Supply vs. four straight victories in

18 large bream and two black Factu. the second half of the City League

bass. Greatrex, however, experi- Saratoga Field VP-16, vs. schedule the NATTCenter baseball

enced something a little different. Fasron 109.Enterprise. team will go after number five ./
Field vs.
lie landed a large bream which I Sunday against Post Nine Generals

stripped the line off his flyrod I VP-5. .on Mason Field. Game time is
twice before he could land him. Thursday, July 1430.

That fish measured 12 inches long, Yorktown Field VP18's.. Bill Richards continues to lealithe 5

had a girth of one and 15/16: inches VW4.. Personnel. regulars in batting with a
and tipped the scales at one Saratoga t A healthy .408 average, including 13

pound, eight ounces. FAW-11. hits in 32 times at bat. .'
Hospital Field Operations.
Rose and Red Neal enjoyed some Rain last week forced postpone
ComFairlax.end .
real fishing at Sante Fe Lake 1 by ment of two games which will be .

catching 30 bream and two bass. are as follows: made up later.

Rose landed a five and 3/4-pound Saturday, July 9-0500 to 1000: ---...-

.black bass. They used spinning 1500 to 1930.Sunday NAS Civilian Golf Team
ZJ ;. .i.i":' &aSg&gift ..
: M ?:[; 4A..Qf.iL'lrJ
tackle. Jess Marable of .Inspection July: 10-0500 to 1000:
PLEDGED TO WIN{-Members of the Jax Navy Crackerjax Tournament Set For Sat.
and Jim Marton of 0 & R 1530 to 1S30. to continue the winning
squad clasp hands in a silent pledge game -
boated 56 bream and four,speckled (This column is for all luimK l streak which the lassies are now experiencing. Rolling The NAS Civilian golf club will

perch on their fly rods in SantaFe .Reports on fishing can be sent smoothly along, the Crackerjax Increased their triumphs to 21 hold a tournament at Hyde Park /

Lake. They fished by moon- directly to Jax Air ..New or to last week against military and civilian opposition. Making the greens Saturday, July 9. Tee-off
left to right): Outfielder Joyce Potter, attached to
dh Mon, vow are time is set for 0730 continuing
light. Bob Brown, accessories
NATTCenter; Outfielder Chris hock NATTCenter; and Pitcher
Pest time for fishing this week- O K extension :JJM). Carol Hooter, NAS. Ihrmtgh WOO.


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Four JAX AIR NEWS 7 July 1955

'II Pierce Retires; IElll.m

4r r. asp
1 balm turn cottage overlooking
Official Farewell
Ortega River Couple. $1:;. 4J2

Lake Side Drive. EV 9-3695 or"
Fourth of July weekend marked
EV 84005.
a long holiday for moat person If walls could speak, there )
4 rm. turn apt. else kitch. Utili
but it began a lifelongholiday for would be no doubt that topside ties. $75. 2864 Olga Place. KV

Naval Lt. Gaylord Franklin Pierce, MSC, lounges of both Wave barracks Ac---jr j'! 7-2339. .

Hospital. could tell some dramatic incidents 4 rm. gar apt. $65. 2584 College.EL .

No leave chit nor checking out that took place over the. long 9 9.4873.Riverfront .

on departure was necessary because weekend. Riverside turn gar

Thursday, June 30, he com- The walls too, could recall the .apt $55. 2215 River Blvd EV
pleted 30- of Naval service
yean 98209.Avondale.
never-ending parade of holiday enthusiasts -

Lieutenant Tierce was presentedwith passing through her 4 f+r -Master bdrm, in pvt.

a letter of appreciation byCapt. lounge.. They could tell of 3-day: i horn, pvt. bath, double gar Xgentlemen.
Edward C. Kenney, com yet?: r
civilians with happy, faces, tired 1812 Ribault EY
mending officer of the Naval Hospital
walks, and sun-burned skin returning zrL1 7-2339.
during retirement ceremonies _. 1 bdrm. turn reduced rent.
to barracks life after a relaxing ;''' :-_, ''-' d:.,. apt.
held in Capt. Kenne/a office 2660 Forbes. EY 7-3407, Mrs B.M. .
vacation. TTS ALL TOURS NOW!"-Cap*, J&IIItil. McKlastry. newly
235 of Naval Snow.
Representing years
Some group had traveled to Miami arrived supply officer at Naval Air Station Jacksonville tries out
service, 12 colleagues gathered in 3 rm. turn apt. eJect kitch. Couple
St. Petersburg, and New Orleans the desk of Capt. Norman A. nelfrich, who has held down the job
his honor: Lt. Comdr. S. L. Lewis 3 rm. gar. furn. apt. $W. Couple
; others had donned their for the past three years. The latter reports In August t. Staff,
Lts. E. J, Brooks, K. L. Can- 2 dbl. nns. pvt, bath. $t each.
swimming suits and packed picnic Eastern Sea Frontier, New York City.
non, T. L. Crawford, C C. Vannell, ------ 2601 Hart EV 8-2770.
baskets to play the part of veteran
L. V. Hardin; Ltsjg( ) J. P. Kirsch, beachcombers. but 3 rm. furn. apt. priv. bath. $>0.

D. L. Kelly, T J Summerour; Ensign victorious ball players Weary made their 8ND Supply OfficerAssumesNASDuties AGO School Lists 112 E. Ashley EL 4-5676, Str t-

C. R. Morria, and CWO W. amen
way to the lounge, and would-be
H. Bassett, all of the Medical Ser- fishermen came home with fishing 1 153 Officers To Share home with coupl MurrayHill

Also Gardens EV
vice Corps present were 83072. Mrs.
rods in hand after an unsuccessful Capt. James J. McKinstry, former

Lt. Comas Ida K. Thompson, battle with the sly creatures of supply officer, Eighth Naval Graduate i, Snyder.
Chief Nurse and Ruth H. FridayWith
the s-a. District from 1952 to 1955, will
Assistant Chief Hum 3 bdrm. hs.. 5835 Oaklane Drive.
relieve Capt. Norman A. Helfrichas
Picnics!, trips, ball games, and Comdr. Lawrence steffen-
Pierce entered the Navy on June supply officer of the Naval $1,500 down. $.9.50 per mo.
much needed rests made
Just up
Air Reserve
of Naval
4, 1925 and since that time has Air Station, Friday, July 8. hagen the FHA. EV 7-32 0. Lt. Kelley.
shipmates' 4th of July and
served at duty stations in the East, Training as principal speaker, 2 bdrm. unfurn hse. 960 SaramacSt.
all the beaming faces weary, sunburned Capt. Helfrich has received orders a 153-officer class will be gradu
West, and South. Arriving hereon ., Woodstock Pk. EV 81673.
or well-rested) agree; it wa to Staff, Eastern Sea Frontier ated Friday in King Hall from
he servedas 3 bdrm. hse. (
October 6, 1954, has $6,500. $1,000 down.
a fine celebration. New York City, as logistics Aviation Ground Officers School
legal assistance referral officer 5119 Daniels Rd. EV 8-016S.
planning officer. Naval Technical Training
at the Air
and Chief, Security Division, Na I. 2 bdt m. hse. $600 down. $31 per
val Hospital. They can't I P" beat! seems to be This will be the second duty Center. mo. Mis. Wehunt. Ext. 8364

the chant best the Station tour in Jacksonville for the in-
describing -
Interviewed on his Navy career The graduation marks the final 1953 Westwood 22' Hse. trailer.
The Waves' softball coming supply officer. Part of
he had this to say, 'The Navyis Crackerjax. one in which Lt. Comdr. J. K. A. Equity 1I.t sacrifice Available

a good life, and I've been happy -i team play a brand of ball 1943 Capt-McKmstry served hereas Bobbitt, the school's training officer July 9. Lot 9, Azalea Trailer
I show the of and assistant officer.A .
and supply
type spirit
-every 30 years of it. I would will take part. Commander Park

recommend the Navy as a career friendliness', all can be proud of graduate of the Naval Acad- Bobbitt will be detached August 1 .

for any young man who has ambi- Hostesses to the West Palm emy, claw of 1927, Capt. McKin- to the Combat, Intelligence Center

tion. lie has a chance to work Beach wares last weekend, the stry had wide experience during School at Glenview HI., after 32 Navy ReturnsContinued

for advancement and for a good re- Crackerjax: were unbeatable on World War II in European, Asiatic months of duty at the Training ( from Pace 1))

tirement. I have never been sorry and off of the diamond. Thanks -Pacilc, and American thea. ,Center.

that I have been in the Navy. to the interest and help of Miss ters. From 1945 to 1947 he was I i velop the degree of coordinationin

Life Is not quite as hectic: as it Hanson, the picnic behind the barracks attached to Accounting Group, squadron and group tactics

Is on the outside." after the closing game was Bureau of Supplies and Accounts; 12 SquadronsContinued which mean maximum effective

'"' top-notch affair. 1947 to 1949 officer Tenth
-- "" ------ a supply ,
( from Pace 1) fleas"The
S tWave Naval District, 1949 to 1952, assistant -

Charity of the Meek: Hats off I I to the Inspector General, July, when Comdr Herbert J. I. advantage of the jet com

Badger will become Commander! plexes, he pointed out, is that they
Pacific Coast.
(Continued from Pace 1) to Shirley Hansen, SKSN, who did' Supply Corps,
Air Task Group 202. i combine all the specialties of car
such a list-rate job as acting
one-package deal was conceived rier aviation into an integrated
chief master-at-arma while Chief Like Jacksonville's only other
during the administration of State Civil Defense whole; the seaport station permits
MacKinnon was on leave. Looks air task group, ,ATG 201, which
-. Capt. A. I. Malstrom, commanding air units with all their gear to embark
like the services of Shirl will be is aboard the USS Bennington in
officer, Naval Air Station, Hears Officer TcllABCWarCarcHorror quickly and easily in their
called on again with "Mac" in the the Caribbean, the new air task
who tied it in with a giant Navy carrier for extended operations at
hospital for what we hope U a Group will be home-based at NAS
earni n!.
very short stay Cecil Field. sea.The
PREVAILING FOR FIVE years, The horrors of Atomic, Biological -I commissioning directive was
the first carnival netted $16,000, and Chemical warfare and resulting ,Following the commissioning of read by Capt John S. Thach, com

of which $4,000 was given to the Ensign Mary Anderson, of the : the new squadrons, Captain Rich mending officer of NAS Jax, who
NATTCenter Education and Information reactions of human beings ard 0, Greene, Chief of Staff for
Jacksonville Community Chest, at'the same time called Mayport,
Office, is doubling in brass who become its targets was described the Commander Fleet Air Jack-
the rest among Navy "the key station in a Navy com

Belief, Heart Association, Cancer by teaching at the 153-sludent recently during an hour- sonville, inspected the personnelof plex that is home for more than ,

Society, and Society for Crippled class of Aviation Ground Officers long lecture at the University of the new air group arjd i wished 60 percent of the Atlantic Fleet
School Miss Anderson I is instructing "
them "Good Luck" and 1 long "
Children.In I Florida at Gainesville by Lt. (jg) striking forte He predicted an
: the officers in briefing, principles "
and illustrious career
1951 the Chest received $25- Increasingly important part for
of teaching and current Donald A Wiegeiecht, CEC, USN, .
000 of the $40,000 net raised; 1952, i a Mayport in the Jacksonville Navy

it received $31,500 of the $52,000net. events. of Naval l Air Station, Public Complex, providing the vital link

The year of the most suc- Works Maintenance Department. SafetyContinued between land and sea. Earlier this

cessful carnival, 1953 netted $59,* Ltjg( ) Wiegerecht has attended week Capt. Thach had made the

000. The Community ChestUnitedFund NAVY WIVES the Basic five weeks' ABC Defense ( from Page 1) statement that "as carrier aviation

now inclusive of local I. no Jacksonville "
goes goes Navy
CORNERThe course conducted at Ft. Mc on fuel oil from a Navy tanker
charitable organizations, and
Clelland, Ala., for Navy shore stations. alongside,, a member of the car The full dress ceremony went

Navy Relief became the sole beneficiaries Navy Wives Club will sponsor rier's crew fell over the side. Due off with dispatch, and full honors
of the Navy effort, the
a King and Queen contest for His university lecture on the to the alertness of Bond and Anderson were rendered Adm. Combs,

former being allocated $44,000. five different age groups, ranging subject jvajj given during a three- who saw the accident while I who then inspected the Mayport
Due to various from infants to 12-year-old. day seminar of the Florida State working aboard the tanker, the Naval. complement.

' last year the which results were Loving cups will be presented to Civil Defense Conference Ltjg, ( ) man's life .was. saved. At the close of the commissioning
net of $20,000
only $33,000 ,
and all winners: Special awards will Wiegerecht spoke in place of Brig: About COO individual awards for Comdr. William H. Morton as*
went to the United $15-
000 to Navy Relief.ACCORDING be made for the "cutest twins" Gen. Frank A. Kopf: who had last safe driving.. nn f.ntuatl'ialaaietv.________ _____ and_ sunied command of NAAS Mayport.

and most attractive brother and minute' commitments" which madeit similar observance of the NAS : In the _two: years Horton

TO CAPT. Hines sister combination of any age. A impossible for him to attend has been attached to the Mayport
Jax.ret.y: were presented -
who headed this year's campaign, program base as officer-in-charge he has
popularity award is planned, on the seminar. by Capt. John ,S.. Thach ts
a general feeling of relief at the the basis of admissions sold in During his discussion Ltjg( ) heads of departments where the attained a promotion to his present .

change in plan was observed all any child's name Wiegerecht pointed out the effects award winners are employed. Of i rank, and has seen the former
through the Navy. The Carnival '
The contest is of the Club's the civilian of Naval Auxiliary Landing Field
part on population i the 500 awards, 185: were given to
in its most successful years has program for raising funds for a the country, and the social and,I supervisors. The departments receiving develop in size and importance,
involved a great deal of sacrifice, and advanced to separate
now a
$1,000 scholarship Children maybe economical impact on such typeof recognition in these. were

labor, and ingenuity among those entered by registering at the} warfare on cities of the nation. O ,and R, Supply, Public Works, command under his jurisdiction.
who staged it. Many risks, too, I )I 4 .
NAS Nursery, or with Ruth Reese, Operations, and Medical.
were involved, such as weatherand 1373 Cumberland Road, or Mar- A total of 3,000 jeweled bear.

attendance.' The concentrated Kenney, Commanding officer of jorie Bradley, 3418 B Ellyson The entire program was witnessed ings are used in the delicate

crusade, which started on March the Naval Hospital; Capt.. Henry Dewey Paik. The registration fee by supervisors, master me- instruments of a modern jet

30, meant no risk, no production DeLong, Commanding officer of is $1.00 per family. Admission chantes I shop superintendents, bomber.

expense, and far less effort the Naval Air Technical Training tickets are 25 cents each. safety committeemen who have 1 e

Thanks and congratulationswere Center, and Comdr. Cecil John The contest will close with the worked on Jhe program, and military U. S. SAVINGS BONDS are one

expressed by Capt. Thach, son Commanding officer of Naval judging of entries at the NATTC and civilian heads of departments. of the safest investments. Buy

'Capt.I Hines, Capt. Edward C. Air Station Cecil Field. Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. T. and divisions. them regularly.Pog. .