Jax air news

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Jax air news
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United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
August 30, 1956


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Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
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Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).

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32 Projects Underway i t

2 Large Construction e ;r I :

Jobs Near Completion j

Early in September two of the largest Navy construction (

jobs undertaken in the' local area within the past two years '

will be completed.

The largest of the two is the giant helicopter hangal-

where engineers and skilled personnel of the Overhaul antI

Repair Department will perform all the vitally important

functions _that keep the! Navy's 'copters in the air.
THE SECOND; outstanding con-
of $a million.
struction project, costing much
less than the $2 million hangar,
the vast and still unfinished Jax
but no less vital to the Navy, is
Navy Complex keeps the depart
the second aircraft carrier mooring
ment administered now by Capt.
facility at the Naval Auxiliary
Ira N. Curtis hustling. Besidesthe
Air Station Mayport. Indeed
the significance of this facility, two major projects mentioned,
current contracts call for
the first increment of which cost con

ki.. ..... ...--_ -_ only $300,000 yet allows a second struction of a photo laboratory;
HELICOPTER HANGAR NEARS COMPLETION the Overhaul and Repair helicopter han carrier to be berthed in the car- Connecting taxiways; a bombing

gar, tentatively numbered 101W, nears completion, progress on construction is surveyed by four vitally rier basin, is enormous. target in Stevens Lake at Camp
interested persons with'an eye to the scheduled completion date when it will be officially Dlanding; improvements and additions
I turned over to 0 & R in September. The big one-story steel frame and concrete block building sets These two construction projects to apartments for married
a preliminary nod of approval from (left to right) Capt. T. D. Tyra, 0 & R Officer; Capt. WilliamS. which, when in full operationwill Station
Harris commanding officer NAS Jax; Lt. Frank Lorenzano.! deputy resident officer-1n-charge of add immeasurably to the officers on the ; car park- j
construction{ ; and C. E. Glover, construction inspector for the Navy. I I value of the Naval Air Station ing facilities; extension and alteration -
of the main 0 & R han \
Jacksonville as a major East
Coast base, are only two of gar; a joint Navy-Air Force-CAA
Talent Need Get Priority electronics facility; demolitionand
32 contracts currently -
removal of 28 buildings and
carried on by the Office of the
37 trailers obstructing the broad
Spirit Of
Resident Officer-in-Charge of
ened jet flight pattern over
"The Spirit of the Pentagon Construction. Altogether these Dewey Park; and communications

reflected visually by means contracts represent an investment facilities, security roads and

pageantry, and slogans women in the armed forces is fences at NAAS Mayport.

famous by the with the result that a priority
of such contracts
Many aro
Navy personnel from II Get Your
compensation-type item Copy, advertised and awarded in the office -
Paul Jones to Adm. Marc
of the District Public Works
cher, will be presented by the service does not parti Pix In EarlyIn Office in Charleston, S. C. But
commands to celebrate want to remain in, and
contracts to $10,000, and
view of legal up moro
a holiday,
Oct. 27.
Navy's birthday on
little to attract those
so greatly -
recently to $25,000, be
Labor Day falling up may
on Monday,
A cast of 35 speaking ] needed. Because the task is so advertised and awarded in the
Sept. 3, the editor that I
is required, plus complex, the committee feels that requests local office of the Officer-in-
pictures nextweek's
personnel, ranging from servicemen will be unhappy copy
Charge of Construction. In both
Jax Air News be sub-
tor, producer, wardrobe whatever is recommended.
mitted earlier than usual. cases information is furnished by
tress, all the way through the latter to the District, and\
Meanwhile the field trips are
The Jax Air News will
nical skills In lighting, accept -
continuing in order to obtain after the contracts are let, this
sound-effects and a certain amount of news
u r r e n t first-hand knowledge and office administers them, super
urgently needed. pictures Tuesday, but all
about the kinds of jobs service- vises the construction and furnishes
units should strive
to have
Episodes of proud Navy inspectors, inspect ,j
perform and the conditions
will be their copy in by Fri at 1600. .
history which they work. (Please turn to Page 8, Col. '
graphically and truthfully. 5)J

Right now the need is A 7 J
it *
people, all kinds of !

Whatever you can do, it

Largest tact S1O help"The] at your Spirit in once."Sara'the Fleet,of. the presentation,or Navy." 5)l( ) PPFk! ; iiIIIiy

At MayportThe c _*v1ei1 t r...;

world's largest

ship, the G0,000-ton

USS Saratoga, docked at
carrier basin at NAAS

port, Monday.The ]

largest ship afloat, : ,

into position at the pier by e
f e ,
Navy tugs, left the next ,q
for a brief .carrier ;

cruise with Carrier Air s: ; \
Four aboard, and is ( ) Nei e

return sometime Friday. ; _

SATURDAY THE "Sara" i.Y a ;fir.

for a seven-week 7 ..., ___ ". o, __ -._ m_ "_ ......m......____
cruise to the Caribbean, OFF TO SCHOOL-School days mean excitement around the home of Jim Sauers, AQC of Naval
squadrons of Carrier Air Air Weapons System School at NATTCenter with four of his six children: attending classes. Kissing
Four home daddy goodbye is Linda, 11; with Patrick, 9; and Donnl, 13. Seated arethe, twins with their mother
based at NAS Lib left and is Jon 4. Linda Patrick attend
Betty, holding ( ) hile looking on and Hyde Park.
(Please turn to Page 8, Col. ) School; Donnl goes to Lakeshore Junior High; and Jon is starting kindergarten at Murray Hill


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: VAH-l VW4, FasIon-6, VS-741 Report SAFETYBox

J11X, BIIm4Ii3 Score

Scouting Squadrons
Disabling Injuries
Published every Thursday for Navy and MArtnt acthitics At Naval AIr Throu.h
Station Jacluonvllle. Florida VAIM Tuesday, August 28
and Diane had
NAS JMkswIll "The Field Carrier Landing hurricanes Connie This Month

Comdr Capt.'t'tlliam,'Robert S.11.Harris Smith ?,???,? ? ,? -uu---,-Commanding-- Executive Of Officer fleer Practices (FCLPs) on the May- already reared their -ugly heads, This Year t!

Met, Air JMkc.**UI port mirror to date have been a run their destructive course, and Days Since Last
Hear A< m. Dclbrt S. Cornwell __ CommanderCapt.
S. S. Scarcy Jr. :.-..,.__.,,_..s-.____ Chief of Staff success," announced skipper, passed on into the meteorologist's. : Lost Time Accident 41
Fleet Air Vflng Eleven Comdr. PauJ F. Stevens at the I
Capt. Bowen F. McLrod . Commander musty files.
Comdr. Richard Davis .-.T.... ...-._..... .,...., .... Chief Staff oaicer all-hands personnel inspection or Her dad is the assistant
only one tropical
Air TMhaJeal TraUlas Cuter held morning Aug. 25. This year, engineering
1.apt. Henry C. IeLonRval____________ _-_ Commanding Officer Saturday storm-Anna-and one hurricane chief in VW-4.
Comdr. Edward:: Bishop ., .. -. ,-.-- JxrcuUoroCeI': Also at this inspection, Frank far. .
appeared so
Nanl I'pllal Nibbler, AD2 received a com- Betsy-have Fasron6Lcdr.
Capt. Benjamin N. Ahl Commanding OffU-er
Capt. Marcy Shupp -,,,,,.. ,. ---i.-. ...._ ExecuU\ Officer mendatory mast. Nibbler, at the This time last year saw a totalof Albert W. Skonbcrg
MABTU Officer risk of personal injury, preventeda 26 flights and 233.7 hours ported aboard from NAF ie
Capt Norman O. Anderson Commanding Anna.
hazardous landing by restoring flown by the Hurricane Hunters. polls, relieving Lcdr. Everett G.
The JAX AIR NEWS li published weekly at the C. S. Naval Air Station full aileron control to a damaged They also took 64 radar fixes and Eldridge as maintenance
,Jacksonville. Florida, and printed commercially with non-app ropdated fundsat system. made 37 low-level penetrations.Two officer
no expense to the pivernment and In compliance with NAVKXOS P-33. Rev. The following men reported
No. 1945. Copies are distributed free of charge at the Naval Air Station the William Benison, AT3, has aboard Fasron-Six
Unit, and the "Hunters" have recently last week
Naval Air Technical Training Center NI&'alI1r Reserve Training for
U. S. Naval Hospital i qualified for admission to the taken the oath again for four duty..James T. White ADI, from
Managing Editor- Andrew JI. rianey Naval Academy Preparatory
VF-171 NAS Jar
as1 Navymen Theyare ; Thomas
Assistant Editor Charley Schaaf; Sports Editor Nancy Ward, JOS; School, at Bainbridge. The completion more years Owen
Staff Reporters Kathleen Sutton; Jack Holmes. PHI Victor Thompson, ADC, and ATC from VC-4, NAS Atlantic
of months of studiesat
Tho JAX AIR NEWS 1s a number of the Armed Forces Press Service. eight Clarence Whitaker, AEC. This is City N. J.; Harold D. Kimbal)
AFrs material aflf\f.'nrlDf In this publication may not be reprinted without the school is a prerequisite before the fourth re-enlistment for both AK1, from Fasron-104, port
of other
the written Armed Forces Tress Service. Republlcatlon an appointment at Annapolisis
matter, except by service publications ts prohibited without permission of Lyautey Morocco; Charles G,
Editor, JAX AIR NEWS granted by the Navy. men.A Dukes, AEC, VF-22, NAS
Editorial offices' located Main Administration Building. Phone extensions 74 pound "broncbuster"was Jax
"'46. 216 and 8164. The education department reports born Aug. 8, at the Naval Frank Giordano ADI, and
that 17 percent of enlisted Ralph Robinson, ADI
Hospital His brand is Terry Lee returned
personnel have taken the Petty from a two weeks'
Brown. The proud parents are course of instruction
A MOST IMPORTANTPEACETIME Officer examination this month.
Phase VII
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Brown. AD)
Lt. (jg) Cletis L. Mishler was I school at Memphis, Tenn.
Brown is an AD2 with VW4.A .
separated from active service I Wayne McFetrich AOC, and
MISSIONProbably last week. son was born to Mr. and Mrs. William McGarry AD2 shipped

Morris Gordon, AQC, has been Elbert A. Holdcrfield, Aug. 23.' for a four and six years' cruise

the most important peace-time mission transferred to VAH-11, NAS San- The little fellow was named respectively. This is Chief Me-

cArried out by naval forces, and one which shows the best ford. David Anthony and weighed in fctrich's fifth enlistment and
return for the taxpayer's dollar, is the hurricane reconnaissance at 7 lbs. 13 ozs. His pop is also an McGarry's second.

work being: done along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Caribbean VW-4 AD2 with-VW-4. Fasron5ix'as highly;: commended

coasts by operational squadrons assigned to ferreting Tropical storms,and hurricanesare A daughter was born on Aug. by Comdr. Max C. Rep.

out these destructive storms and relaying advanced warn- coming a little late this year. 20, to Mr. and Mrs. William G. ogle upon its inspection )last

ing to areas that lay in their path. At this time last ;year tropical Ray at St. Vincent's Hospital.. Friday. As a finale to the impoclion -

Prior to 1910, when the Navy began its aerial hurricane storms Alice and Brenda and ,Kathy Anne is her name, 7 lbs. 8ft. Norman Mize, AM2, Richard

reconnaissance in the Atlantic*, for every ten million ...... .f r. Rowe, AK3, and William Dodd
dollars of property damage caused by tropical storms in I'.'::< : \.':: '' J.f:':;,: ,.M. .y. Cr SN were awarded Good Conduct

the United States, some 400 people lost their lives. q (< ..,*;> : "' k. :,: ; Medals
and congratulated the
r ;.t :$:': ii by
i : f' :
TODAY, WITH THE JOINT Hurricane Warning Ser- i: .t "iJ vice coordinating the efforts of Navy, Air Force, CAA, and .

Weather Bureau agencies, this disaster figure has been reduced ,: '",, VS-741 .

to about two to four lives for the same amount of Comdr. L. G. Barnard brought
VS-741, his'squadron of 13 plantE-
Airborne Early Yarning Squadron Four, here at NAS
21 officers and 82 enlisted men
Jax, has been engaged in such operations since early 1952,
qI I aboard for their two-weeks' training -
when it was known as Weather Squadron Two. In the four
cruise here in the wake of
years that have seen the "Hurricane Hunters" operatingfrom '
Betsy the second hurricane of
NAS Jacksonville, the 1955 season stood out as the ,
y the
most active to the squadron, proving the effectiveness of season.
aerial reconnaissance in alleviating death and destructionfrom The squadron spends most of
hurricane's.DURING its time checking out in the three

THE SEASON VW-4 aircraft flew 76 mis- types of aircraft assigned, making

sions ranging from the coast of North Carolina to as far many instrument flights and

south as the Lesser Antilles and logged a total of 747 flight practicing their anti-submarine
hours. Thirty-two flights were low level penetrations into techniques\ the hunter-killer detection -

hurricanes obtaining 83 "eye" fixes; 31 were high altitude and attack plans. Night

radar reconnaissance flights and 13 were investigation flying and navigation hops will
take up much of the pilots' time

flights.WHAT DID THESE FLIGHTS accomplish t During offering them the maximum pos

the 1955 hurricane season, damage resulting from storms sible diversity in their training

hitting the United States was estimated at over one billion ,'. ,_........ Also included in the two week
""w""""" 'jammamm WRETIRING
dollars in property loss with only 203 deaths. Overall fig- training program is rocket and

ures: including both the United States, Mexico, and Island Comdr. Crain FROM TIlE SER bombing practice to sharpen the

provinces, reached well over 1*/& billions in property damage VICE-Comdr.left, Security and Almon Passive E. White De, striking potential of the Reserve

and 1,000 dead. These figures become more impressive New Station fense Officer, who is retiring squadron.The .
when it is considered that floods accounted for the majorityof after 2* years service, turns training is not all in the

lives lost and these occurred often many miles inland his office ever to Comdr. Rob- air. It also includes ground train-

where populations were otherwise safe from the ravagesof Security OfficerMonday ert is explaining F. Grain.a Comdr.recent 24-hour White ing for all personnel in safety

hurricanes. marked traffic count when 8,489 vehicles and survival navigation, engineering
WITH SUCH EFFORTS continually being made on the the retire- entered NAS between the ASW tactics and sono-

part of the Joint Hurricane Warning Service to reduce this .: ment NAS' of Jax Comdr. Almon E. White I hoars of US Aug. T.Z to 11M buoy trainer work.
Security and Passive Aug. 23.
destruction, and the ever-increasing scientific muchof
Defense Officer, after 28 I The enlisted men spend
now focused upon the hurricane and its seasonal toll in life active service. lie years flight student. their time in performing shop(
turned his
and property, the work in which such squadrons as VW-4 over to Comdr. Robert F. He took part in the first non- and departmental duties in sup

are now engaged brings closer the day, when man will har- Crain[ who came here from San stop mass' flight from San Diego, port of squadron administration

ness the weather to better all mankind. Diego. Calif. Calif., to Pearl Jlarbor,'and pio- maintenance and flight

Comdr. Crain neered in mass flight to Alaska. operations.The .
joined the Navy
Navy Transports Wife Abc Lincoln Said: In[ 1941 he
In 1928 at Norfolk, Va. lie has returned to Pensacolaas stress this year has been
Property is the fruit of Labor. been in the aviation branch of the a test pilot and flight instructor. placed upon the fact that team

To Polio Clinic Property is desirable, is a posi- service ever since. lie served work, cooperation and efficient

The wife of a Navy lieutenant tive good in the world. That some aboard the USS Lexington and During WWII he flew antisubmarine performance of tasks and missions

junior grade attached to the USS should be rich shows that others the USS Saratoga. "In each ol in patrol and convoy work are prime requisites for ex

'Hollis now in Gibbs shipyard in may become rich, and hence is these instances it was the old Newfoundland, Iceland, England cellence.
Africa the
carrier, he pointed Caribbean and
Jacksonville, was flown by NAS just encouragement to industryand South America areas. S.O-

Jacksonville transport plane to enterprise. Let not him whois DURING THE FIRST' part of After being'commissioned Com- Winslow AE School
the war with Japan he
the National Polio Foundation was stationed -
houseless put down the houseof I mander in 1954, he was captain of
at Pearl Harbor. Honor Student
Hospital, Greensboro, N.C. Mon- the
another, but let him labor "I'm not altogether AirTransRon-seven pistol
a stranger Pal-
day morning.Mrs. of
team which Robert Winslow, ,
diligently and build one for him- here at Jax" Comdr. Crain said. won the Hawaii Ter- studentin
Mary B. Davidson, wife ritorial Law Enforcement Cham atka, Fla., was the honor
1 did
of Lt(jg) Christi II. Davidson self. Thus by example, assuringthat the Planning a tour Officer here at in O & R as pionship. Comdr. White is a fine I this week's graduating class

was suffering from an attack of his own shall be safe from 1945-45. Pistol shot and has fired in Na- from Aviation Electrician's Mate

polio, but was not confined. in an violence when built. COMDR. WHITE, whose separation tional Rifle Association competi- School Class B at the Naval Air
ceremony was held today tions ; Technical Center.
iron lung. as pistol sharpshooter. Training
Besides the patient and her hus- in the office of Capt. W. S. Harris lIe came to NAS I Navyin
The plane, piloted by N. A. Cox, NAS Jax commanding officer, this Jax in January I Winslow, who joined the
ADCAP), with G. C. Pirtle; AOC band, M. R. McDonald, Corps- entered the Navy Jan. 1, 1929. lie and Passive year and served as Security June, 1949, is now attending

(AP) as co-pilot, took off at 0915 man, WAVE, from the NAS Dispensary = served aboard the USS Lexingtonand last Defense Officer until Instructor-Training School and
made the then Monday the date of his .re- will remain here as an instructor
and returned shortly before 1600. flight. went to Pensacola as a tirement.
in AE-A School.r .


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, 30 August 1956 JAX AIR NEW"S POg'e Three

I [tiC. Polio Shots For

Everyone Under 20

The NAS Jacksonville Dispensary

is momentarily expectingnew :

supplies of Salk vaccine and

will resume inoculationshaltedlast

July 31, when supplies were

expended-as soon as they are

received.A .
(Prepared by NATTC Librarianfor
feature will be the
new extension
all Navy libraries in the area.)
of inoculations to cover
Eisenhower Six Great Decisions all and dependents
personnel, military
: Europe 19441945. General] under 20 years of age.
f "
Smith's account of the strategy si i : cwt This is in accordance with the

submitted to Eisenhower for the a r + ? BuMcd instruction authorizing .
y administering units to follow local
winning of the European battles
Public Health Service schedules.
and his great responsibility for
"We checked with the Jacksonville
the decisions.
Public Health Service'

Mind Goes Forth: The new Capt. James E. Fulghum senior

book by.the famous team of medical officer said, "and found

house. (The author is Patrick they are giving the inoculationsto

understanding and to overcomethe all persons under 20, so thatis

hostilities which tend to prevent 4 P what we plan for our people."

understanding. Expected soon are 2500 cc's of

Afternoon An Autocrat: The the vaccine, which will be used

majority of the books on the + itY for initial two doses in age group

latest shipment echo the accent- 15.19; infants six months through

on-summer relaxation in reading. 14-year-old children; military

This, by the author of "Blew personnel under 20; maintenance

This House," tells of the dis- # supplies; and a sufficient quantity

covery of an ancient temple and kSNEAK for third doses for those who received

brings a country life story to a their first shots seven

and violent _.._.._ _.._ months
strange climax. -- -- ------------------ -- --- ago.
PREVIEW OF TOYLAND-These lucky youngsters were rinD a sneak preview of the
Half-Crown-House: Another of the Store. (Left to I As soon as these supplies are
Toyland which will open Aur. 31. The Toyland is on the secoad deck Country
told around an old house! An engaging right) are John Janis, Phyllis Phillips, Russell Phillips, Frank Janis and Charles Janrls. The Jarvis received, the Dispensary will announce
tale of the vicissitudes of children belong to Chief and Mrs. C. W. Janis, (ret.) and the Phillips" children belong to Chief resumption of inoculation

the last of the family to live and Mrs. W. B. Phillips, VF-174.' t schedules through the Plan-of-

there.So the.Day and the Jax Air News.

Far From Sprint: Story of Preview Of Toyland Over 200 Take .

courage of the people who settled

the West in the early part of our PO 1 Tests Here Credit Union

century. Three others which are [ Given Station Tots

of the older West: Gunlock (by A total of 211 second class Now Finances

Oberholser); Hard Men (by 0' I A group of lucky youngsters were given a rare treat last Thurs- petty officers at NATTCenter

Rourke) and Yellowborse, the day when they were allowed a sneak preview of the huge toy dis- and NAS Jax took examina-

spirited adventure of the U. play at the Country Store, located in Building 954. tions Tuesday for first class. Used CarsUsed
story _________ ____ nm__._ __ _______
S. Cavalry at a frontier post, by The examinations were
The second deck of the store
toys have been added to the se
Dee Brown. given in several station mess cars may now be financedby
will open to Navy Exchange customers lection. There are real working
Goestward Ho: Humor on the halls. Results are expected in the Jax Navy Federal Credit
Aug. 31. The opening date radios that can be assembled by
best seller list! The trials and October. Union, according to a new ruling
l. the there walkie talkies
tribulations of running a guesthouse this year will be two weeks ear- child are One hundred and twenty I approved by the Board of Directors -
lier than last for the wrist radios and regular
year .
four taking the exam are from
(The author is Patrick
of who want to operating sets. There is also a big
Dennis who wrote the hilarious patrons NATTCenter, 87 are attachedto Formerly] only] new cars could
choose their Christmas display of remote controlled toys. '
"Auntie Mame".) presentsnow Mainside. be financed by the Credit Union,
and have them hidden in a An electric train has been setup but
I many requests were made
Policeman's Lot: A famous Navy Exchange warehouse until I for display in the toy store, I for financing used cars that it
criminologist tells of friends and and dads and children can oper- .
Dec. 22.Some
was decided to
felons. Good choice for those! ate its switches and control panel Two Return FromToaslmaslers9 ''to extend financing
this also.
who like the real stories from of the toys selected by Several models of electric trainsare
the Navy Exchange buyers are I Members must have: one-third
which the best mystery yarns for sale also. MeetTwo
brand new in the toymakingfield. or more of the purchase; price of
are woven.
While is
toyland open an out
Lt. C. C. Madeira Exchange the car, either in trade value of
Navy -
door railroad members of the Jax Navy
Adventure In Diamonds: Tense set will be in the
Officer and Gordon Mar- presently owned car, or cash, before
and dramatic story of the secret yard of the Country Store for the Toastmasters Club were back this the
mission to save diamonds in chus, merchandise manager, flewto children to play on. week from the 25th annual con remaining two-thirds will
New York last be financed by the Credit Union.
City Februaryto
vention of the Toastmasters Inter
Amsterdam from the Germans
Marchus said mail box for
a toy fair to make this year'sselection. a national held in Detroit Aug. i The member seeking such financing
Far Traveler: For the mysteryfan letters to Santa Claus will be 22-25. will be referred for appraisal

: who wants a share of humor, placed at the entrance of toyland. of his car. If' its value i is

Manning Coles has produced to Electric sewing machines, that Letters should be mailed early The members were Maj. Louis l equitable with the money the

ghosts who join a film companyin really operate too good to be this year to give Santa and his Sartor, of the Marine Barracksat member seeks to borrow, his request

a castle on the Rhine. called toys, are being displayed. helpers] a chance to make all the the Naval Air Station, and Lt. will then be submitted to

Let My Name Stand Fair: Other toys for the.little girls are rounds. Remember there are only Bert Udovin, enlisted personnel the Credit Union for approval.

Biographical novel of Nathaniel dolls and all the accessories such seven military paydays until I I officer at the Naval Air Technical A lien will be held against the
as doll buggies, bathinets and bas- Christmas! Training Center.
Greene and his beautifully car by the Union until the noteis
sinets. There roll desks
charming wife tells of their part are top paid. AH cars financed by the
for the child to keep books art
in the American Revolution. Credit Union must be fully Insured -
items or anything being treasured -
Way Of A Buccaneer: Good at the moment CROSSWORD FUZZ.Et in order to protect the in.

swashbuckling yarn of the Span tr".ChOUr 4 r' p '4 is... ,,1. Ii' vestment.
ish Main with such derringdoand There are musical instrumentsof t-Contalner" Further information may be obtained
romance as must'be in a all kinds, and a musically inclined Kootiike.per' ''J by Inquiry at the Credit

tale of those dashing and brutal child can make real pro- 12 7 Catch- e hold/ 't w q' Union Office.

days around 1663. fessional sounding tunes on them.\ I If-Jan'*-Period_ or ttmi .
high Wide And Lonesome There for all I*-Hurried < I. I' l'
: are bicycles ages elrd 4 Art
Sfrti5f Groups
Unusually good Americana in a and for the child just learningto I 17- k" .11 '' : 'II""- ,, r n.
If-Bay window
story of modern day pioneeringand keep his balance there is a I 2&-/ !'art of UK ,.. 41... 'lJ )II
homesteading in Colorado. model with "outrigger" wheels.Of STAppro.ch23Yegetabl.. .-- / Set Exhibit]
Biography at its best. course there are tricycles and 24-Borrow/-: )t U )J
I 1-IImal 'l.l The Jacksonville Artist's Guild
scooters and pedal cars to suit :l-Sacredmsteli ) /"
child's,taste. 11-Steal* (slant) V" and Duval Beaches Fine Arts
149 Marines, Wave any ,I U-Habituate* VI' I,. 'lIn fiI rI r-.. Guild, in an effort to raise funds
Games of all kinds are on display at-Dappe'"r- / /
for a University Extension Course
ss.IUOQJ '
In AH-P Grad ClassIn : 41
this season. There are games
Jf-On*.0 mitlef in art, will sponsor a fashion
the first dual graduatingclass for education as well as amusement -17.' which _. .... I... oj, show and art exhibit Friday,
-Secluded coral
from Airman Preparatory Also lots of do-it-yourself -Twitchlng_ ')I In. Sept. 14, at Prudential Auditorium

School at the Naval Air Tech 42-(rounff I. aalmoiT) at 2000.

nical Training Center, 98 marines Peter Wingard. .t3-P.rtaJnln.- to osmium/- n'. 9t'. The program will feature professional .

were graduated in the mechanical 44-Journal .. .........--.J-- models wearing the latest -
group and 53 marines and one Honor StudentPeter 47-CWldrta'el .. fashions, tango and soft shoe
J-7: do'1 ',6n & t of I-&urtt forth' r artery (i../1
Wave in the electronic group. II-8)'mpatb.tI (Compaaa. potat tt-Conianctloi dancing exhibitions, refreshments,
Wingard, AEAN, of Alexandria htgM *. t h..rtu1Aeal J : to-E.tla **
Capt. Tom Mooney, assistant I .!0-Poem by/ I'i roU 14-Trotibler IIB.rn1U.0\ exhibition of paintings, and dancing
Va., was the honor studentin Homer .1 =B. mlttakrtpl t
training officer, addressed the ;it-VentilateffgfolhlnfV ,,J: : tt_t eoIloq.'Mk)J'YIat91= ;. ; for the public after the showat
graduates last Friday in King last week's graduating class -Walcomeiw Worm -Moiut r the Arthur Murray Studio in
from Aviation Electrician's Mate II-Equate *- J Loe anMa* It=TOKM '-_-
Hall.Honor 4-SalnU (sbbt.) Time tron by... SO-Sonf* lot t*'7 44-swtt.eot the same building. Door prizes ot
student in the mechanical School Class A at NATTCenter.Wingard U-To"n boy6apam., S" Kafcoor......I k original paintings will be given '
group was PIc. Robert Sar- who joined the Navy "' DOWN snosyysi a-w tll/ l Tickets
d"+ ."HHil are priced at $1 and
tin, while Pvt. Ivan Frohne led in October, 1955, has been assigned (j&",,,,,... ',-11wtllt,\ t''!'''tJt.1pia&.. _.;..1 may be obtained from the JaxVUr

the electronic group. to NAS Anacostia for duty. Newt.


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KINGS AND QUEENS-The kids really had their day last !:'
Sunday, behaving at their best in the annual Kiddie King and
Queen Contest sponsored by the Navy Wives Club*No. 86. Se- :;
lected as winners at King Hall In various categories were the tots *
pictured above. Photo No. 1 shows the winners in the infant to
one-year group, Georglna Gler and Glen Brantley; No. 2, Sandra
Kay Saler and Mike Petzel, one to three-year age group; Photo No.
3, Nora Sweet and Larry Pallino, three to five group; Photo No.
4 Candy Evers and Gary Myers, six to nine; Photo No. 5 Darlene
:Moore and Frank LaGrange, 9-12 group; Photo No. 6 Nora Sweet '
and Max Sweet, brother and sister winners; Photo No. 7 Wayne
and Duane Damon, twin group victors; and Photo No. Janie WIN t
son, winner of the popularity contest r '

Kings, Queens Crowned

At Annual Kiddie ContestTen

little kings and queens were crowned last Sunday in King
Hall, and two little girls, a pair of twins and a brother and sister
team won prizes during the annual King and Queen Contest held by
Jacksonville Navy Wives Club, Branch 86. rw

Against a garden setting rife .class and Mrs. Charles Myers. L iE'i
with realistic appearing grass, _t-
flowers and foliage, garden furni- Nine-Twelve Years: Darlene -
ture and even a host of live para Moore[ 11, daughter of Navy Chief
(ret) and Mrs. George Moore
keets, the youngsters paraded ;
their charms to the accompaniment Frank LaGrange, 10, son of Hospital Aviation POs Offered OpportunityTo
of music by three Jax Navy > Corpsman 1st class and Mrs.

Band musicians. pital.frank LaGrange, of Naval Hos- Switch To Critical RatingsA

BOYS FROM AGE one to 12
came attired in gentlemanly little THE POPULARITY Contestwas shortage In electronics skills has Induced the Navy to offer
suits, or in jacket and bow tics. won by Janie Wilson, 7, career petty officers in most aviation ratings a chance to transfer iNOTES.
Frilly little girls in highly daughter of Mrs. Rose Wilson, to aviation electronics technician aviation fire control technician or

starched standout skirts prissed and Karen Neubark, 7, daughterof I aviation guided missilemen ratings. Saturday Sept. 1, at 2030 a
self-consciously before the judges Navy Chief and Mrs. Emil
The Bureau of Naval Personnel the patio
Neubark. dance will be held on
-who had a tough time select- ratings.
pointed out the failure of large
ing the winners. Twins Wayne and Duane Da- numbers of trained firstenlistment APPLICANTS must have with orchestra music. The patio the

After much debate, however, mon, 5, sons of Navy Chief and personnel to ship over, thus served a minimum of three years bar will remain open during will
hours of the dance. Dinner
June Pomeroy, Jack Harrell and Mrs. John Damon, of VA-44, aggravating the situation but no more than eight on active 1900
WMBR-TV in topped the twins contest, and be served on the patio from
Red Parham, from duty. They must also have three
Jacksonville, decided these stood Max, 5, and Nora, 3, Sweet won ELIGIBLE TO apply for the year's remaining obligated ser- until 2200.Sunday.

out in their classifications. honors as the cutest brother and switch in rating are third class vice or agree to extend for that Sept. 2, at 1400 the

CROWNED KINGS and queensof sister team. petty officers and above in any length of time.Requests club will serve one-half chicken

their age groups were: All proceeds derived from the I aviation rating but electrician'smate I should be submittedvia barbecued with all the trimmings,
Infants to one year: GeorginaGier contest will be used to advance air controlman, aerograph- commanding officers to Chief buffet style on the patio. The
one, daugther of Mr. and major projects of the sponsoringclub. er's mate, structural mechanicand Naval Personnel (Attn: Pers- price will be $1.20, with smaller.
Mrs. Arthur Gier of Jacksonville; parachute rigger. The Bureau B2132))..Those selected will be assigned 'portions for the children at $60.

Glen Brantley, one, son of Chief Furnishing music for the affair also said that the switch to one to appropriate training Monday, Sept. 3, Labor Day, a
Aviation Electricians Mate and were H. C. Brewer, MUC, of the three ratings could mean leading to qualification and legal holiday in most states in
Mrs. Glen Brantley, of AE-A playing the vibraphone; J. D. more opportunity for advance change of rating in equal pay honor of labor and laborers, the
School, NATTCenter. Kerrigan, MU2, pianist; and P. ment, which should be of special grade. A waiting list will be com- club will not feature anything
One-Three Years: Sandra Kay (Please turn Page 6, Col. 5) interest to men' in the more piled for those not immediately special but will have plenty of

Saler, 2, daughter of Lt. (jg) and i MlM BHMMa assigned. hotdogs and soda pop for the
Mrs. Dale Saler, of VA-45; Mike I Failure to complete the training kids as well as a large varietyof
Petzel, 3, son of Staff Sergeantand 100 AGO Students Aboard SaratogaMore for change in rate will mean only refreshing drinks for the

Mrs. Ronald Petzel of Jack- than 100 Ensigns from Lcdr. Robert Stamtis the'school's that the applicant will be reassigned I adults.
sonville. Aviation Ground Officers in his old rate to other I The management and club officials
Three-Five Years: Nora Sweet, training officer, accompanied without
School left Tuesday for a four- penalty. would like to take this opportunity -
3, daughter of Pfc. and Mrs. Gene day familiarization cruise the Ensigns, as did + in thanking the staff

Sweet, U. S. Army; Larry Palllon, aboard the carrier USS Sara- Comdr. Melville LaCompte, Sailor walking into recruiting of the JAX AIR NEWS for its
4, son of Aviation Mechanic 3rd toga from Mayport. superintendent of maintenance office: "Gimme that ol' sales talk cooperation in listing these items.
class and Mrs. Martin J. Pallino Carried by bus from NATT training at the Center, and again mate. ,I'm getting kinda .
Six-Eight Years: Candy Evers, Center, the group, with offi- Comdr. Thomas Casey, Jr., discouraged." Intuition is that gift which enables -
8 daughter of Chief Aviation training officer of .
cers and chief petty officers Naval Air a petty officer to arrive
Technicians Mate and Mrs. D. J. from the school, was to return Weapons System School. Teacher: "Where is the capitalof instantly at an infallible and
Evers, NAS Jax Operations Department to NATTCenter Friday The Saratoga is the largest the United States?" irrevocable decision, without the
; Gary Myers, 8, son of afternoon. vessel afloat today. Johnny: "In loans all over the aid of reason, judgement or dis
;Aviation Technicians Mate 2nd world." cussion.


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30 August 1956 JAX AIR NEWS Five

Hearts Sad At VF-13 As 131095 DepartsGood

01' F9F-8 131095 has
left the Jax area.

CATHOLIC 01' 131095 is better known at FROM
Sunday Mass 0800, 0901
Fleet Air Jacksonville's Fighter
1000 St. Edward's ChapeLSaturday
Squadron 13 and in the Navy as
Mass 0800 St. his mother
the first Cougar Jet to get
Edward's Chapel. 'Today,
tional duty with the fleet.
Daily Mass, 0630 St. Ed- I had any
ward's Chapel. THE PLANE, which has been : I told her

Sunday 0630, Mass at the with VF-13 since its delivery in

Hospital Chapel; 1900, Instruc- Sept. 1954, was flown for over- .
tion Classes, Bldg. 463. haul in Norfolk last week. .' "

PROTESTANTThursday Ol1 131095 has heped VF-13, A
Aug. 30 presently based at NAS Cecil her
1900 All Saints' Choir Rehearsal Field, write history. Since the Z and com

All Saints' Chapel. delivery of the Cougar, VF-13 a mouse
Sunday, Sept. 2 made fleet history as the first her drow-
0800 Episcopal Communion jet squadron to qualify on an : me to

Service, Chaplain Nickelson. angled deck aboard the carrier !" e.

0930 Sunday School. USS Bennington in April 1955, -
0930 Service of Divine Worship VF-13 also was the first Cougar one of
.Chaplain Osman. 1.... ..... ...... and a-
squadron to qualify on a carrier
1100 Service of Divine Worship using the mirror landing system, "SO LONG, 131095"-The first a-ailin
Chaplain Stephenson. aboard the Bennington in Sep tional duty with the fleet, P9F-131095, !
1900 The United Fellowship tember 1955.COUGAR Norfolk. With pilot Lt. (jg) C. R. Martz yard in
departed VF-13 last Thursday for
of Protestants, Bldg. 804. 131095 has operated the squadron since its delivery in S pt
Monday, Sept. 3 : it, Maw
from such far flung outposts as
566i hours.
1930 Saints has logged a shaky ords
Latterday Serv- leeward Pt, Cuba; Atsugi, Japan;
The since receiving
ice 750. : pig pen up
Bldg. 55
and Sangley Pt., Philippines and
has well 10-
Tuesday, Sept. I Cougars, logged over
1900 000 hours, has established two shet him
Episcopal Instruction
Class Raises new Atlantic Fleet gunnery rec-
Bldg. 563. Pay
1900 Christian Science Service : him all the

Bldg. 752. Granted Top Medical) Care to have
1930 Bible Study Group the dirty

Bldg. 804.Thursday, Sept. 6 Civilian BrassPay '

1900 All Saints' Choir Rehearsal raises for top brass civilian And Not A : "Have

All Saints' Chapel.ST. officials of the government were good for
LUKE'S CHAPEL granted by the 84th Congress in of poison
Medical care for service families is ,
(Naval Hospital, Protestant) its frantic last days, and signedby "fringe benefit.
Sunday, Sept 2 the President last week. '
0930 Sunday School and This traditional benefit for the in
Nursery. The annual salaries now pock immediate family of members of I the cottage
eted by top Defense officials are: The
0930 Divine Worship, Chap- the Armed Forces was written handful of
lain William Swets. Secretary of Defense: $25,000; into the statute books as a legal in asked

Tuesday, Sept. 4 Deputy Secretary of Defense, right of active and retired servicemen ent ( ) had gotten
1930 Instruction Class for $22,500; Director, Office of Defense for the first time when Con em oft
personnel of Presbyterian or Reformed Mobilization, $22,500; Sec- gress passed the Dependents'Medical
background. retaries of the Army, Navy ,and Care Act. pitals .
Air Force, $22,000 each; Admin- In
I istrator of Veterans Affairs, $21- Since the end of WWII, it had I will

k 000; Director of Central Intelli- been impossible, for several rea- i i
,ICs Hold Rites gence, $21,000; Federal Civil De- sons, for large numbers of military 7.'I

fense Administrator, $21,000. dependents to get: medicalcare. : But attached
''At Base Chapel Also Assistant secretaries of f. i Squadron

Defense, and of the three armed I. side and
The Fourth Degree Knights of services, $20,000 each; Director of The Defense Department esti- Reserve
,Columbus of the Ponce DeLeon Selective Service, $20,000; Under- mates that of 2.5 million service may of service.
,General Assembly sponsored a secretaries of the three armed dependents 500,000 of them over- minor co-chiefs

I Joint Communion Breakfast Sunday services, $20,000; General Counsel, seas, 40 per cent, or some 800,000in ics at in the
Aug. 19, in St. Edward's Department of Defense, $19,000; the U.S., have been unable to a
Chapel. Deputy Administrator of Veterans get adequate medical attention tired as part of
either because of the area they
The honored Affairs and Deputy Director of him.
the KCs
group lived in or because military facilities at .
from Father Maher Council, Bis the Office of Defense Mobilization in 1937,
$20,500 each; and super- were overtaxed. Army his re-
hop Kenny Council, and the First I
Florida Council of St. Augus- grade civilian employees in grades Under the new law, which becomes S. Naval
GS-16, 17 and 18 correspondingly effective Dec. 7, 1956, ser- Diego,,
tine.THE upped to a peak of $16,000. I vice families can get medical care with
AFFAIR was held to carriers.
honor the Navy and the civilian nosis, awarded

employees of the Naval Air Sta- eases two Presl.
tion for their many contributionsto gical and the

Jacksonville.The sftiQ with

Fourth Degree memberswere the ..
in dress regalia and formedan >
cover all
honor guard to the clergy in o+ : .
They spell
the procession to the chapel.A be followed

Mass breakfast was servedin the and

the Chief Petty Officers Club _

following Communion. plete ] are shap-
Guest speaker for the break- ized and fa-

fast was Fred S. Rizk, a Jackson- national
ville attorney. Master of cere-' M pay which the

monies was Thomas E. Mallen, for "semi-pri-
Vice-Supreme Master of the De- where de-

Soto Providence, Southeastern nf.
United States.1I0NORED. tions t f.

exceeds a
GUESTS at the
the transfer
breakfast were Ltjg) John Bor- L'f
__ will be
eczsky and Lt. Martin F. Gibbons, _
Catholic Chaplains at the Naval 4 _
As furnish
Air Station and Naval Air Tech-
no for acute
nical Training Center, respectively. -
F to conditions

Sir Knight Louis M. Zaborsky, as well
+K aGI ents and
DTC, of NAS Dental Department, ma
fees medical
was chairman of the affair.
4 _.'_.. ........"... .... ... .w. .. ... .. .. .... nursing at
In 1921 and 1926 during a violent K-C'S COlBIUNIONonorlnr; the contribution of NAS Jax The calls toy.
outbreak of armed robbery, to Jacksonville activities, members of the Knights of Columbus i
the U.S. Marine Corps provideda from the Jacksonville-St. Augustine area held a Mass Communionin wrvic
force of several thousand men St Edward's Catholic Chapel on Aug. 19. Leading the nearly each will cost
100 participants are Lcdr. Robert DuChanois (left) of NAS Pre-
to guard the U.S. Mail throughout ventative Medicine, and Anthony Dreda, a leadinpnan in the NAS $78
the country. Jax O&R Department. Dec. ).

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Page Six JAX AIR NEWS 30 August 1956

Recruiting Goal Set For ,r': -

678,223 By June 30, '57 H

Goals set toward raising the Navy's strength to an

overall 678,223 officers and men by June 30, '67, have been _

announced by the Navy's Ad Hoc Committee on Recruiting _
and Retention.

Sixteen hundred officers will .
who have twice failed selection,
be sought to replace the more
or are overage in grade, or who
than 14,000 officers who will be
otherwise not meet acceptable
leaving the service in the next
performance standards.
10 months. About 100,000 new :

recruits will be enlisted. And 24- Reserve officers on active dutyor ,
000 enlisted reservists and Fleet an indefinite status will be FIRST SKYRAY ARRIVES-An F4D "Skyray," bite similar to the one depleted here arrived at.
NAS Cecil Field last week. One of the fastest planes In the Navy today, only-one of the Sky rays
Reservists will be .called to active asked to remain on active duty, for 101. full
was ferried to Cecil assignment to Fighter Squadron However, a complement of about.
duty. the Navy said About 7,000 Re- 1Z are expected: late this year.

serve officers are now serving in
The committee foresees a bright such status, of whom about 1,000
its Carrier Air Four Makes First
fiscal year 1957, noting that are expected: to request release to Group
enlisted goal was met and exceeded -
during 1956, and that the inactive duty fiscal 1957. Aboard USS

quality of new recruits had im At present about 29,000 Reserve Landings Saratoga

proved. officers on active duty make up

39.6 per cent of the total active TlTe first landings on the toga. The remainder of the squadron "Sara's" four powerful steam
The fleet, however, has
now duty officer strength. U. S. Navy's newest and largest
at and
reached 100 per cent of the allowed was picked up Mayport catapults made conventional
personnel strength, which The Navy states that there are aircraft carrier: USS carrier basin Tuesday. i runway-top takeoffs. Touch and
Saratogo (OVA (0)) made I
means less doubling up of work "exceedingly favorable" opportunities was COMDR. FLY WAS greeted by go landings were made on the

when ships are engaged in ma- for these Reserve officersto by aircraft of Carrier Air the "Sara's" skipper Robert J. angled flight deck as the aviators

neuvers and long cruises. The transfer to the Regular Navy, Group Four, based at NA&. Stroh and the executive officer made the six landings necessaryto
Jacksonville at 1345 August
officer picture also has improved, especially for those in the year on Comdr. James W. McCrocklin, qualify.

especially among aviation officers groups 1948-56. In response to 21.Comdr.. who both presented the air group Lcdr. Glendon Goodwin, commanding

and nurses. personal letters sent by the, Bureau William E. Fly, Com commander with a certificate officer of Attack Squadron

of Naval Personnel to 2,200 mander of the Air Group, made commemorating the first landingon 45, who made the first pro

About 6,200 new Reserve offi well qualified and previously the first landing while leadingthe the 60,000-ton warship. Thurs- peller'driven plane landing witha

cers will enter the Navy in fiscal screened inactive Reserve officers group aboard in his F9F-8 day's air group arrival was high Douglas Sky r a i Ide r, came
1957 through the Officer Candidate -
asking them to volunteer for Cougar jet. lighted with a cake-cutting'cere- aboard wearing a green derby

be Aviation program.Officer Another Candidatesand 2,500 will active duty, 800 have replied THE AIR GROUP consisting of mony, a time-honored naval and smoking a cigar. This tradi-

Naval Aviation Cadets. The favorably, and many sought four squadrons, includes jet tradition, which took place on tional garb is derived from the
transfer to the Regular Navy. Saturday August 2.QUARTERS squadrons insignia, a cocky black
Banshees, Cougar interceptorsand
Navy hopes to get 1,000 bird wearing boxing gloves and
new nurses during fiscal '57. To get an improved enlisted Cougar attack planes, as were held on
smoking a cigar with
There are no plans to force the cadre-more potential petty offi well as AD-6 Skyraiders, propel board in order to qualify the pilots derby perched jauntily over green the

involuntary release of any active cers-the Navy recruiters have ler driven attack planes. There for carrier landings. Planes left eye.

duty Reserve officers except those set their sights at high school were nineteen planes which made were both launched from the

graduates. successful landings on the Sara-

67 CPOs PromotedTo Reserve SchoolTo
military and civilian personnelwho

CREDIT UNION have acceptable credit rat Warrant Officer Hold ClassesAt
Sixty-seven chief petty officers -
ings are eligible for these low
DATADo composing the third group
cost loans. BollesSite
selected from the new eligibility

you need money to consolidate The Credit Union is in a posi list of 695: chief and first class: for the new Naval Reserve

debts, buy appliances, auto- tion at present to make loans very petty officers, will be advar.ced Officers School has been design-

mobiles, or for any other pur- promptly with minimum incon to warrant officer W-l by tem- ated as the Bolles School, 7400

pose? porary appointment.The San Jose Blvd., in Jacksonvilleit
venience to
borrowers. Remember
If so, apply at your Credit 67 just picked for promo has been announced.

Union Office, Building 39. your Credit Union providesthe tion brings the entire number so Classes will start Tuesday.

quickest and most economicalloan promoted to 192. Sept. 4, at 1930 and will meet
The Jax Navy Credit Union
service for employees of this The latest appointments were each Tuesday for two hours.
makes low cost loans to employees -
broken down into 14 designations.The .
1 ALL NAVY Marine
station. Corps
of the in this Both
Navy area.
new warrant officers will
z 4o I Coast Guard reserve officers, who
have July 1 or July 15 dates of interested in
are qualifying for
Two Jax Performers Gain ranks, with the exception of three promotion and hTearning retire-

who have earlier dates of rank. ment points, may make applies-,

Spots; On Ed Sullivan Show tion for enrollment at the regular

r"- meetings. Comdr. G. W. Purdy,
1 tf The "Continentals,". a novelty' instrumental quartet from Pen- ;: director of the NROS, or mem-

4 sacola Naval Air Station, won th All-Navy talent contest and ap- bers of his staff, will be on handto

; peared on the Ed Sullivan Show 11:kst Sunday with.13 other top acts. assist in completing applica

1A'4'4'r But Jacksonville's two entries- tions and to furnish information.

ti e Emmett Rodifer, AN, a panto- I all of MCAS Kanehhe, Oahu, T. Courses scheduled to be offeredare

mimist from VFP-62 at NAS Jax, If., modern quartet; and Com- : Military Justice, Personnel

making his second appearance on : NavFE, Cpl. Jimmy Wallace, Administration, Navigation, OOD-
the big time annual Navy talent Seamanship, Leadership, and
Farry Webb, AA, Sgt. Ray Moore
Organization for National Securi-
show, and Dick McMeekin YN1, :
and Cpl. Donald Kahn, combo
vocalist-from the local 44
" pianist- from NAS Atsugi, Japan, and ty.CLASSES
WILL be conductedin
Navy Recruiting Station, got a
Danny White, PN1, comic vocal-
big hand from the audience and an informal manner, and stu-
ist-guitarist from aviation supply dents will not be required to
made all NAS Jax proud.
wear uniforms.
''I Make-up drills
_' THE li TOP ACTS that made'the will be
I scheduled so that attend
grade in New York are now
ance at the required number of
putting on a series of one-night drills
will be made easier.
eyed Barbara Huffman, "Miss stands across the country in behalf
Hot Rod of 1956," is one gal Further information can beheld
of Navy Recruiting Service.
we'd never "tire" of. Barbara by contacting Lcdr. Walter
The tour will extend to the end uillIIA
was chosen to hold the title Stovall, extension 8367 at the
by 49,000 members of the Na- of September. Naval Air Technical
tional Hot Rod Assn. She'll Training
present trophies at Kansas City, Besides Continentals, the < J Center.
Mo., to winners at the annual hour-long TV show featured y ti i Ec A

Races.National Championship Drag from ComThree, Lt. (CJg) Allan Kings, QueensContinued

Wagner, PIO, staff ComThree, L L.N A V Y FINALISTS-
( from Fare 1))
comedian; Com Five, Patricia Surviving a series of eliminations
D. Mugford, MUSA, saxophonist.The .
two Jacksonville
DAW Ryall, SA, soprano from Bainbridge Navy
pe RA
NTC ComSix McMeekinand performers won their way Intothe contest was presided over
R NY ; finals of the All-Navy Talent by Mrs. Shirley White, chairmanof
Rodifer: ComNine, Harry E. Contest and appeared with
1 K fI Kehr, MUSN, vocalist from Great other winners on last Sunday'sEd the affair, and Mrs. Alice
w .. Myers, co-chairman. Serving with
Lakes; ComEleven, Randy Sullivan TV Show. Emmett
I 1I Rodifer, AN, (left) of VFP-62 them on the Contest Committeewere
SA folk
1 1r Sparks, singerguitaristfrom .
based at NAS ,lax delivered his Mrs. Ruth Damon, Mrs.
NTC San Diego; act In his
pantomime usual hilarious
Rita Mann and
w rA Mrs. Kay Botthof.
style, While Dick Mc-
o / ALSO FROM ComTwelve, Leslie In charge of the stage decorationswere
Meekin, YN1: (top), of the Jax
p p AILIA McCann, AM3, vocalist from Recruiting Office, was out- Mrs. Lila S m i t h, Mrs.
/ 4 NAS Moffet :Field, Calif.; Com- standing In his piano playing, Thelma Brooks and Mrs. Grace

Fourteen, CpL Joe Bruton, CpL singing and impersonations. The Copeland. Mrs. Ruth Reese is
Frank A. Church, Pfc. John R two will also make a 90-day
tour with a selected of president of Navy Wives Jackson-
Answer to Puzzle on Page 3 Hushing and Cpl. Lloyd D..Kyw, ,entertainers, covering,group 20, cities. ville 86.


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30 August 1956 JAX AIR NEWS / Page Seven fVP18

Trips AE School For Station Softball Title

_,._..r._. .uu._ uu ,. ,--1i
J. N --1/ Mainsiders Score 3-2 Win

6 4f r, iy h >"t-4.9 !I In Replay Of ProtestPatrol

Squadron-18 reigns as softball king of NAS Jacksonville -

after stopping Aviation Electrician Sparkles 3-2 in a'''

play-off of a protested game for the All-Station softball cham-

MIIJ pionship Monday at Enterprise field. _

VP-18, Mainside champs got a er Ernie Vackley with the win-

one-hit pitching job from Ed ning run. Neither team talliedin

Brown to dump the NATTCenter the seventh frame and VP-18
champs. This was a replay of a took the game and the Station
softball title.
playoff game won 8-1 .by AE
School. VP-18 protested and was Line score of Station softball

allowed the protest, thus neces- championship game.

AE School -0000020-211
{'4 sitating play-off game.
t VP181000110392.
SCORING THEIR first run in
Batteries NATTCenter Mc-
the bottom of the first inning, the : ;
Daniel and Danmeycr. Mainside;
Mainside patrolmen scored -
Blown and Wall.
tally in the last half of the
fifth frame as second basemanCal I I

Floyd scored on first base-
man Joe Hewera's single. AGO Ensigns

NATTCenter's Sparkles came Pace GolfersThree

INTRAMURAL TROPHIES was trophy time last Thursday, with winners and runnen-up back in the sixth to tie up the
in two Mainside Intramural sports were presented trophies, in addition to the awarding of the coveted ball game on a wild throw to the golf victories last week
Iron Man trophy. Indicative of supremacy in intramural competition, the Iron !Man Trophy has plate by VP-18's rightfielder, by Aviation Ground Officers, including -
foot to VFP-62 for the third time. Awards in golf went to champion Hospital and runner-up NARTU, a 5-point victory over
while VP-18 claimed the softball trophy, with VA-175 as runner-up. (Left to right) are Comdr. Wil- scoring two big runs. Administration
liam Hardy, NARTU, with golf runner-up trophy; Lawrence Campbell, IIMC, Hospital, with golf CHUCKER ED BROWN was the strong sextet,
championship trophy; Capt. William S. Harris, NAS Jax commanding: officer, who made the presenta- man of the day as he singled in put the Ensigns on top the NATT-
tions; Comdr. Martin MacNair, VFP-62 skipper, accepting the Iron Man Trophy; Lt. Joseph LaRue, the bottom of the sixth inning for Center intramural league.
holding Vl--18'ssoftball championship trophy; and Lt. Ken Smith, VA-175, with softball runner-up
award. VP-18, bringing home rightfield- Last week's results: SS 3, MAD

2; AGO, 4V4, AN-P (1) 1W; AE

Record Set In 31h, Admin 2tt; AK >i, SS 'hi;

Center Sends Out AGO 3, AN-P (2)) 1; NavAir-

Weaps 6, MAD 0; SS 4, AE 2;

Basketball CallFirst M-Doitbles ActionGeorge AGO 5%, Admin %; AK 1!, AN- "

and Alice Lancaster P ((1) 4' ;MAD 34, AN-P ((2))

call for the NATTCenter 21h; NavAirWeaps 4, AO 2; Ad-
rolled in the NATT- 7
basketball team was sounded this one game min 4, MAD 2; MAD 3, AN-Pl( )
Center mixed doubles bowling ...
Don Isherwood witha '. : .
by Sgt. : ,
: .
but three fti .f '
league, dropped pointsto .i["
meeting planned for tonight
Joe and Dot Boatwright. h t 3.'i
( at 1630 in King Hall.
George hit 210, and Alice 170, I ; .
All sailors and marines interested which set a new high for the At Memphis For Try !

in playing this season arc League, both with, and without AO School t 8
AN-pm( ) School 9 9
asked to attend. handicap.The For 6ND Baseball Title MarAvcot 11 21

Practice will start about Sept. Boatwrights dropped a lit- A-P(2) School 6!' 15'5
district AK School a 16
With good success against I
15, Isherwood said, with the season's tle behind in the race since they teams during the regular NAS Cecil Field, first base; Andy -

first game planned for N 0- could only split 2-2 with Fran Fliers Campbell, NAS Jax, first base;
Jacksonville Navy's Acey-Deucey Tourney
and Jake Paris, while Jim and season, Ron Pudma, NAS Jax, second',
vember. Betty Sauers were taking four have high hopes of returning with base; Tom Sakelos, VAII-1, third I Opens TuesdayThe
the bunting of the Sixth Naval
from Claude and Yvonne Foster base; Pete Pemberton, VAII-1, NATTCenter acey-dcucey
District Baseball Championshipsnow
Al and Celia DePalma remain a short stop; Bernie Slater, NAS tournament will open next Tues-
at Memphis, Tenn.
CrackerjaxSeek close second, winning over the underway Jax, and Mel Schweigert, NAS day during the noon hour in
The Fliers, under coach Frank
31. Jax catchers.
Lancasters Building 593 and all interested!
Best Bowling of the week500sets McCaffrey, finished a creditable Outfielders Chuck Davis, personnel arc asked to turn out.

Eastern were rolled by Jim Sauers, season with a record of 37 wins, NAS Cecil Field, left field; Jerry Following completion of acey-
23 losses and two lies. The Fliers
579, a new season's high; Bill Harvey, NAS Cecil Field, center deucey, the Center's checker
started slow but picked steam.
Aston, 522; Al DePalma, 537; up field; Ray Hayes, VP-18, right tournament will get under way.

Softball TitleThis George Blcssingcr, 501; 400 sets strong with pitching point.i proving the field; Ray Winstead, VA-172, I.* ,

for the ladies include JuneHughes utility.

is the time in the summer 432; Alice Lancaster, 401; Making the trip to Memphiswere Pitchers Frank Jankunis, Fliers FalterIn

season when military teams Dot Boatwright, 412, and Fran the following: NATTCenter; Ron Syme, NAS

Paris 405. I Infielders Pete Tenerowicz, Cecil Field; and James Fitzgib- Sixth ND
everywhere began competing for
bons, Naval Station Green Cove
various titles and championships.The ,..,....- Springs.

Jax Nary Crackerjax are Softball PlayErrors

no exception as the Waves softball -
Freelancers Bag cost the Jax Navy softball -
varsity leaves Friday morn :
team in the Sixth Naval
ing to fly to Norfolk, Va., to comPete -
District softball tournament held
in the All-Navy Easternwomen's 13 RabbitsNumber
>--. at Naval Station Green Cove I,
softball championshipbeing j
Springs last week.
held during the week of 13 was unluckyforthe

Sept. 4. b rabbits-as the Jax Navy After 'breaking even la their

The Jax lassies will be repre- Freelance archers spent the week- first two games and winning their

senting the Southeast at the y y 4rF end on a rabbit hunt. third, the Fliers were eliminated,

Navy tourney, having won the Led by Dick Stengrim of Nav- 9-2, by Green Cove on Wednes-

Sixth Naval District tournamentby AirWeaps School, and Rose

default Weatherby, of the women archers, day.NAS Memphis won the tour-

1LM44 who shot three animals each, the Pensacola Naval
It downing
had been previously reportedthat ( ney,
the All-Navy Eastern men's A t Freelancers bagged 13 in all. Air Basic Training Command in

and women's softball tournament Included in the party were both games of a double-header

would be scheduled for New Lamar Williamson, Lester Sam, 5-1 and 1-0 .
y 44.
j s
York this year. It has just re- s< Bill Weatherby, Paul Underwoodand Outstanding player award went.
Ed Merrill, all of whom got
cently been announced that the to Pensacola's S. Fointek the
tournament will be held at Nor- at least one rabbit.
coach and pitcher, who gave upa
Following is the archery
I total of only 10 hits in both
: t.FOOTBALL schedule for next month:
Crackerjax played Merrill- games of the championship deciding -
Bov hunters Club
Sept.Jax + ,
Stevens'last night in the first ofa I twin bill.
Jacksonville city police pistol
three-game fries playoff for 0900. Most valuable coach was G. C.

the Jacksonville City Women's range Sept, Holiday shoot at St Smelley of Memphis.The .
softball championship.
Results league available at ......... -- Johns Cecil Field club. Memphis unit will now go
press time.were not t -.0.- AHEAD-Beef and fleet feet work out for the Sept 9-All day shoot at St. to Norfolk, Va. where it will rep-

I Splinters touch football team In the NATTCenter intra- Johns Cecil Filed. resent the 6ND in the All-Navy
The remaining two games in I mural Support league In preparation for the opening of the season next Sept. 18-Jax Navy Freelancerson Eastern softball championship

the three-game set will be played I I month. In front, left, is Bob Cable, 215-pound Marine, with Dick NATTCenter range (inter- tournament being conducted during -.
when the Wave unit returns Reed, 187 pounds, from Special Sendees. Tossing the pigskin is club shoot) the week of Sept. 4JIlL
from the All-Navy Eastern. Chuck Friday, 128-pounder from Training Facilities.


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Pago Eight JAX AIR NEWS 30 August 1956

USS Saratoga


World's Largest,

Docks At Mayport

(Continued from Pare 1))

YGSG aboard. The squadrons include

M{ VF-22, VF-43, VA-44 and' VA-45.
The "Sara," following her shake-

down cruise, will proceed direct
Armed Forces Press Service is issuing state-by-state informa-
ly to Norfolk Va.
tion on absentee voting. Five states and the Territory of Hawaii ,

are covered this week as part of the continuing series. The Saratoga is the second of

SOUTH CAROLINA the Forrestal class carriers to be
send Federal Post Card
a applica 4x built. Five have been authorized)
Members of the Armed Forces,
tion to the Board of Registration,
civilian employes serving with r by Congress, and the fourth, the>
county of residence, or the Secretary -
the Armed Forces outside the of State, Columbia. Ballots Independence, and the third, I
U.S. and their dependents may Ranger, are now under construction t
\ will be mailed as soon as possi- .
ble, and must be returned by the
close of polls on election day. LARGEST AND FASTEST air

I CWSWIMVFOR No others may vote by absentee craft carrier ever constructed, the
ballot. "Sara" joined the fleet in April.

) RENT DELAWAREAny Some three feet longer than the .

2 bdrm. apt. $75. 2511 Post St. qualified person may vote Forrestal, measuring 1,039 feet,
EL 5-3542. Lewis. by absentee ballot. the ship contains propulsion

3 rm. furn. apt. 1721 Market St. Members of the Armed Forces equipment with sufficient powerto

EL 65017. Parrott. and civilian employes serving the "SARA" PULLS INTO JAX-The largest ship afloat, the USS drive more than 100 passen-
3 rm. partly furn. apt. $40. 2627 Armed Forces may send a Federal -I Saratoga, is shown above as she nears Mayport, Fla. and a ren- ger locomotives. The Saratoga's
College St. EV 73509. Post Card application to the dezvous with Jacksonville's Carrier Air Group Four. The "Sara" flight deck-252 feet at extreme I
5 rm. hse. Kitch. equip. 746 Department of Elections, countyof docked at Mayport Monday Saturday she will leave with Air breadth-is more than four acres,
Four aboard.
Group .
Riverside Ave. EL 55134. residence, any time before the big enough for three football i

( Hackney election. School Back Bus Schedules fields.
Days :
} 5 rm. apt. 2804 Lydia. St. EV Ballots will be mailed as earlyas Built at a cost of $200,000,000,

9-8756. Powers. Sept. 7, They must be returnedby the "Sara" is not big just for the
2 bdrm. furn. apt. 204 River Rd., noon Nov. 6. Routes Revealed For StudentsWhen sake of being big, the Navy

Orange Pk. Avail Sept. 1. An- All other out. The is dictated
qualified persons school bells start ringing next week all over the nation, points size by
drews. must file have filed for them) the mission heavier air-
(or many children of Navy parents living aboard the Naval Air Station assigned
4 rm. furn. apt. $70. 3859 Her- an affidavit stating that the Jacksonville or in Dewey Park, will heed the summons. craft, with greater range, and
chel St. Clark. % voter cannot appear in personon Their immediate. is. more supplies and fuel, so the
1 bdrm. furn. apt. $70. 5934 Wes- election This affidavit be self-sufficient for
day. transportation, and'bus schedulesto Childs St., down Childs St. to ship can
I connett Blvd. EV 8-6362.Oakly. must be executed after Oct. 7. and from the schools they will Albemarle to. Hancock, down months at sea.
2 bdrm. furn. hse. $75. 5430 Wes- Ballots will be mailed receiptof
on Hancock to Yorktown, makingall
attend becomes an all important The new angled flight deck
connett Blvd. EV 9-5386 after the affidavit, and must be returned regular bus stops enroute, and
factor. Pointed out to parents by makes it possible to' land and
1630. Parks. by noon Nov. 6. the Station command is the fact arriving at the Main Gate at launch aircraft at the same time,
Furn. apt. $80. 3139 College St.
ILLINOIS that responsibility for their child- 0800. and four fully armed interceptorscan
EV 9-6253.
1451 WolfeSt. Any qualified person may vote ren getting to and from school, The buses arrive at Lakeshore be launched in less than 60
furn. "
5 rm. apt. $75. I
EV 96686. by absentee process. and their conduct while riding School at 0815; at St. Matthew's seconds. The three yawning han-
Members of the Armed Forces the school buses, belongs solely to School at 0825; at Lee High gar bays, located below flight
FOR SALE may send a Federal Post Card! the parents, not the Navy. School at 0840 and at St. Paul's deck, can house more than 100

3 bdrm. hse. GI equity. $61.60 mo. application to the Board of Elec- HOWEVER, in order to assist School at 0850.Following I planes*. .

4540 Sussex Ave. EV 8-3814.. tion Commissioners or County parents In this major problem, the same route in THE ENGINES of the "Sara"

( KoresseL Clerk, county of residence. A relative the NAS Housing Office, in Build- the afternoon, the buses will deliver more than 200,000 horse-

I 3 bdrm. hse. Conv. NAS and Ce may also obtain an absentee ing 1050, is handling school bus leave St. Paul's School at 1510, power and could generate enough

cil. Ext. 587. Stone. ballot for a serviceman stationedout tokens which may be purchasedfor St Matthews School at 1525; and electricity to supply a city the
3 bdrm. hse. Venetia Terrace. CO of state. Applications are now four cents each. Fare to Vene- Lakeshore School at 1535. Stu- size of Pittsburgh.With .

45432. Thomson. being accepted, and ballots will tia is one token, and beyond dents attending Lee High will the Air Group aboard, the
3 bdrm. C.B. hse. 7401 GreenwayDr. be mailed after Sept. 22. Marked Venetia two tokens. The tokens ride the regular NAS-bound Saratoga will be manned by

.,. Ortega Hills. EV 9-3231. ballots must be received by elec- may be used by students attend- coach bus ((70 Naval Station) for about 3,500 officers and men.
Reploele. tion day.Others. ing Lee High and Bishop Kenny
the return trip. Size is not the only attractionfor
3 bdm.-C.B. hse. $400. Center Pk. Jax Coach
must first request an High by regular
the Saratoga. The ship was
EV 73079. Boyer. "Affidavit and Application forBallot" Buses, but are not usuable after Duval County School buses will with comfortable
designed living
Hse. 5655 Kimbrell Dr. S. EV from one of the above 1700. pick up children living aboard
who attend Venetia for the crew as a primary con-
88963. Whitaker. offices by Sept. 7 at the latest. Students attending Bishop I the Station including interior
cern. Experts,
2 bdrm. hse. $49. 5255 Camette School, Bus No. 75 leaving Mus
Completed affidavits will be accepted Kenny High must ride the regular decorators and color scheme art-
tin Circle"at 0715 and proceedingdown
Ave.'EV 9-8680. Roberts.MISCELLANEOUS. after Oct. 7, and ballots Jax Coach Bus which leaves Mustin Road to YorktownAve. ists, have been given a free hand.

mailed out. They must be returned the Station at 0715. They must Yorktown throughthe As a result, living conditions
west on
Car pool needed. Working hrs: by Nov. 6.WEATHER transfer at Acosta and Post Main Gate to Roosevelt Boul- aboard the "Sara" will be the

0800-1600. From Murray Hill --0.* Streets to Jax Coach buses going evard. A second trip will pick up answer to any sailor's dream.

to NAS. Ext. 8446. OUTLOOKFriday directly to the high school. children in the enlisted area,' Old Salts reporting aboard the

Rider to go to Pittsburgh, Penn WHILE' BUS schedules are sub- proceeding east on Yorktown to Saratoga will find spaces air
Share expenses. Sept. 4 at 1200. Partly cloudy ject to change, present schedules Hancock, north to Albemarle, conditioned, living spaces and
EV 9-6777 Martin. scattered afternoon thundershow- published i provide that Jax east to Randolph, south to York- sanitary facilities vastly im-

Ride wanted from Lakewood area ers. Coach buses bound for Lake- town, and west to Roosevelt Bouf- proved, semi-private bunks with
to NAS daily. Working hrs: Saturday Partly cloudy. shore will leave Mustin.Circle at evard. This second trip will leave flourescent reading lights, rede-

0700 1600. Contact Steples, Sunday Partly coludy and 0745, proceeding down Mustin Yorktown and Hancock at 0800. signed lockers, recreation rooms,
Mainside Dispensary, Ext. 415. cooler. Road to Yorktown Ave., then to more library and lounge space,
A third trip, starting at about
training rooms, and a modern
0815 at the Main Gate, will pick
galley, plus an 84-bed hospital.
up children as the bus proceeds
from the Gate east on Yorktownto

1 Allegheny, north to Barin, Two Large
1 r p... f west to Coil, east to Allegheny,
south to Yorktown, west to Roos (Continued from rage 1))

evelt Boulevard and on to Vene- the construction work as it pro

H'_ tia School. gresses, and eventually makes the

Children living in Dewey Park final inspection before acceptingthe
who attend the Stockton (West- job.

field) School, will take Duval TilE INFLUX OF money into
County school buses Nos. 81 and
the Jacksonville area since 1939,
91,leaving 120th St. at the regu-
lar loading zone at about 0730. when the Navy first gave the

The bus will proceed epst on nod here, has transformed the

A a 120th St. to Roosevelt Boulevardand youngest Navy installation in the
on to the school. Two trips state into one of the largest, most

will be made by Bus No. 81. important and efficiently oper-
Fr ated on the entire East Coast. All
Return trips will be made at
this was done in such a relatively -
the close of school hours.
short time few people yet are

f isy e able to visualize it in its entirety.But .

YS1V1. MDB Payment DuoEmployees' Capt. Curtis and his staff

are' in no doubt of all that has

_, ._. .._.".. ........ "- ___ Mutual Death Bene- been done. Their offices and files

SEAGOING SCOUTS-Explorer Scouts from Post 131 at the Naval Air Station enjoyed Navy We fit Society members are remindedthat abound with maps, plans, statis
aboard the carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt on a two-day cruise (Left to right David White, assessment No. 66 is due for tics, and photographs showing
Abbott Jim Baskenrille, Larry Ross, Richard Emerson, Cort Norris, Danny
Dennis Ross, Claude payment by Sept. 5. work in progress over the years.
Eckard, David Johnson and Henry Breitmaser.