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Safe On The Fourth-- And You'll Be Alive On The Fifth


VOL-15 NO. 13 H..r c..a"u NAB-$NIlt Ft *t Air laclL..llle' I1Ht Air Wl_f Itj Kanl Air Twh.lfM TrU.I r Ctnlfrj Nanl ". plUI Jsrk..Iiile. 3 July 1957

: xa F 'Thunderbolts'Fly I!


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Hours In JuneWhen w t S

Ensign Bob Gilkison p. '' \ k
'0' ,.. touched down Thursday June 27, "l..l ''
VA-176 had logged 1,001 accident. S ,
.'" .i free hours for the month of June. '
; In doing so, the "Thunderbolts" '
.'.':i became the first AD squadron ..: A.
: since March, 1955 to break 1,000

.,,; ,j hours while stationed at NAS Jax. 1
'" ; With the arrival of the assignednew btMA4M! x
. .. .1'
," pilots late in May, the skip ...<:

? per of VA-176, Lcdr. Scott Cum-
mins, set 1,000 hours as a goal for

the month of June. \ ;t

To fly 1,000 hours while making ,

tentative preparations to y
move to Gitmo in July would F

mean added maintenance prob-

lems and would require the full f

cooperation and teamwork of all

tetBaG hands. TWO NEW LDOs Jay Koehler, A01, (left) and John Wagner
Being a whole squadron effort ATC, are shown inspecting their new officer's hats, which they
from the start, the 'Thunder donned July 2, following selection as Limited Duty Officers. Both I
bolts" reached their goal withoutan men have been in the Navy for 16 years. Koehler is a native of
NEW SUPPLY OFFICER Comdr. Kenneth Wheeler (left)
is from N.Y.
Houston, Texas, and Wagner Brooklyn,
newly arrived NAS Jax Supply Officer, grins ruefully as he receives accident, but with some dirty -----------
some "unfinished business" from his predecessor, Capt. J. planes throe days early.
J. MrKlnstry, who retired from active duty last week. Comdr. Although based at NAS Jax,
Wheeler, a prisoner of the Japanese in WWII, comes here from VA-176 is of ATG-202 Defense Calls, Proficiency Pay
Naval War College, Newport, K.I. part I
Comdr. Gordon J. Brown
I com
manding. Proposals ''Way Off'I

NAS Jax Supply New Garb Pay i i

Still Undecided Center Missilenmn I Navy and Marine Corps have a different idea of application

Officer Once Retires After 20 of proficiency pay from that of the.Defense Department.

The rising cost of living is
I Defense thinks it should go way, Chief of Naval Personnel,
Was Jap PW slated to affect the cost of uniforms At a ceremony held last Mon. only to enlisted personnel "em. contends that men in all ratings
but the amount of day at NATTCcnter, Chief Aviation in whichare
ployed primarily areas
I should be allowed to compete in
Comdr. Kenneth R. Wheeler, clothing allowances to cover Guided Missileman Marvin critical by reason of both service-wide advances, althoughthe
the advance has not yet been Kemper was released from active
who relieved retiring Capt. James poor retention and high training greatest emphasis would be
McKinstry as NAS Jax Supply announced.Sea duty after completing 20 years investment." placed in areas where retentionof

Officer last week, arrived here service personnel now honorable service. personnel is most critical.
from Newport, R.I., where he had receive a $4,20 basic and $6 Capt. Charles L. Moore, Jr., Navy'and Marine Corps say it The Marine.
Corps along
should go to enlisted men of all goes /
commanding officer of NATT.
attended the Naval War Collegefor standard monthlymaintenance
skills. with this, but has not yet worked ,
the past year. allowance. Until the Budget Center, presented Chief Kemper out detailed raise
Bureau makes the decision, with a letter of commendation, VICE ADM. JAMES L. HollOREVP -
A graduate of the University of According to the Navy plan,
servicemen and women will reading in part, "you have demo I
California at Berkeley in 1939, regularly scheduled servicewidepetty
not know how much will onstrated highly competent lead
he came into the Navy via NR- RATE STAYS officer examinations wouldbe
have to meet their needs. ership, tempered with sound
OTC in time to be ordered for used to determine who would
judgment, and have shown that HIGH AT CEN7'NRFigures
duty in the Philippine Islands qualify for the proficiency pay.
you possess a high degree of tech-
when the Japanese attacked. For released this week Those who pass but who could
the next few years his life bore Fallin Honor-man At nical guided competence missiles in the field of show that recnlistmcnts at I not be promoted on a regular
and fire control
considerable resemblance to that NATTCenter are continuing to basis because of quota restrictions -

portrayed by one of Comdr. Ordnance SchoolGeorge systems."As maintain a very high average. would be In line for profi
Wheeler's fellow prisoncrs-of- you leave my command, 1 With 22 people eligible for ciency raises.DEFENSE .
Fallin, AOC, of Craw- take this opportunity to wish you
19 reenlisted
war, Sidney Stewart, who wrote discharge, : HOWEVER,
the best seller "Give Us This fordville, Ga., was the honor stu- continuing success in the future the month of June. .such is says"
thinking "way off track.
Day." dent in last weeks graduatingclass and to express my gratitude for a This brings the total to 119 The Defense
job well done." proficiency pay plan
An at Aviation re-ups, with only 11 dischargesfor would allow to. two grade
author in his own right, Kemper has been transferred 1957. one
Comdr. Wheeler wrote a story School Class B at NATTCentcr. into the Fleet Reserve. I (Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 5)

entitled "The Iodine Swab In-. --_._._-------_._ ._..-___.___.. _..u _...U.L_ ..U _.,Jmm,.w."m.'..'.' ,.q.'",.mN'" "N."Y ..yAA'......w..,"'. .....,.,.-.w.w,...."_" W"',.,,..'.. ."AW.V ., ,.,......AW..." y
cident" which recounts one of his 'W24

own experiences as a prisoner of

the Japanese ("who, like all men,
weren't all bad") and was pub-

lished first in the Supply Corps

News Letter. Later it appeared in"Shipmates" kft' :N :4 4Y? 'y A i9 Or /A1
/., / : >X t'i
and several other. YotC v r d K

Navy publications. % i 4'. ...".'..t. ,:''4 t i iS
ip4 ,' Y" N,+r: Y;..y : y.b .. 4 91'
The real triumph, however, occurred U Sx 1 pfy : A ,:
when the producers of J'4 *

"Navy Log," national television .,'
show, selected it for the program /{. A r t'a

which was shown over the network .

last January, under the

title "Operation Golden Rule." ti

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Thur. 12:55: :; 1:36: 7:09: 7:48:
CHANGE OF COMMAND RETIREMENT CEREMONIES Some 6,000 personnel were assembled last Friday for the Station'
FrL 1:55 2:38 8:08 8:55
: : : : first "doable" ceremony la which Rear Adm. Delbert 8. Cornwell, Commander Fleet Air Jacksonville: and Commander Naval Air Bases
Sat. 2:56: 3:39: 9:08: 9:57: Sixth Naval District retired after 35 yean service and turned his command over to Rear Adm. Wendell Switzer, and Capt. William S.
Sun, 3:58: 4:38: 10:05: 10:55: Harris, NAS lax skipper, retired after 30 years service.: Left shows Admiral Cornwell reading his retirement orders: center Is Admiral
Switzer reading: his command orders as new ComFalrJax and ComNabSix; at right Is Captain Harris bidding farewell tt his PfrsoaneLBe


.Page 2 JAX AIR NEWS 3 July 1957

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40 Year Emblem &: ::
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Jf1 afflatui3 :

: Given O&R Man 'r" \ ....,,..',..t" ..

Gustave A. Schneider, an air- (
'' Thursday tor Jfavy and Marine acthitlci at Naval Air J\
Jacksonv11ie mechanic (general) employed ;
RUUon. l"QlhJa. ,. z ; : ,
NAS, le at the Overhaul and Re- / A ..,Y.;,";., ,.. ,; ,
Comdr. Robert II. Smith _...__.._?..._....._... Acting Commanding Officer pair Department of NAS Jax has "

Rear Adm. wcndctl wltztr nut_.._AIr _Jaekao.tille....:_....._........ ..... Commander been cited by the secretary of the : ;
Capt. S. S. Searcy, JC:: ::::::::::::: Chief of staff Navy for his 40 year of loyal c ,*}, :
l1f'd Air 1'iag Eleven j ,
Capt. Sidney S. Lawrence _......- Commander federal service. ,, l
homdr, T. S. Whit, =Chief of Staff Schneider was presented a letter : l J'
Air Technical Training Crater .,, .
Capt Charles I.. Uoor.a Jr, .. Commanding Officer i of appreciation and a 40-year ., > '
Comdr Wilfred E. k'leahman -_1\a..1 Hospital_____ Executive: Officer I Irapt. lapel emblem by Capt. William S. ;: \:.. : ::: ",4{ >r, \",..,.

Benjamin N. Aht _._ Commanding Officer Harris, NAS Jax commandingofficer
Capt. Marry :Shupp _.._. _r.... };xecuth't Officer in ceremonies last Wed-

Norman O. Anderson _... ....NARTUCapt. .............. ._ __... ._._ Commanding) Officer nesday.
Comdr. William E. Hardy ; ... __.._ Executive: Officer
The O&R employee beganhis
The JAX AIR NEWS U published at the U. S. Naval Air Station
Jacksonville, Florida and printed commercially with non appropriated} funds combined military and civilian
at no expense to the government; and In compliance: with NAyhXOS Rev. career with the Navy in March
Nov. 1945. Conies are distributed Tree of charge: at the Naval Air Station the
Naval Air Technical Training Center. Naval Air Rescue Training Unit and the 1912 when he enlisted. He servedin

U. 1 8. Naval Service Hospital.Information Officer.........__._Xt. Dave Eeesley the Naval service until 1932. In

Managing Editor Andrew !!. Planer 1917, after the administration of _...wr."WY.....,'r'.....tiff.w.w.....An'OP '-'-;'-
Assistant Editor rtordon Robbie; Staff Reporter Kay Sutton; Jack Czar Nicholas of Russia he par
Holmes Mil: Lynn \Veldman. J03; John Isbell, JOSH: lien Shier, SA; I HONORED FOR SERVICE Gustave Schneider, 0 & R fm.
rbylllt Fletcher; Staff Photographer James Moore, P113. ticipated in the Elihu Root Mis- ployee is "pinned" by Station commanding: officer Capt. William
The JAX AIR NEWS U a member ot the Armed Forces Press Sfn'lre.AFI'S sion, representing the Presidentof S. Harris, on the occasion of completion of 40 years' federal service I
the written material permission appearing of Armed In this Forcea publication floss may*rvlee.not Republication be reprinted\ of without other the United States to Vladivostok for Schneider. Schneider was also presented with a l letter of ap-
matter 'Pll by service publication, 1 I. prohibited without permission of Russia where he remained predation from the Secretary of the Nary for his 40 years combined
E< : military and civilian service.
mEdltortai ( mcMElocated Main Administration Building Phone extension a month and a half.
8.H6. 216 or 8104.
After his release from active
duty, Schneider went to work for VA-34 Chief Gels

A Message For Fourth Of JulyFrom the Navy at NAS Pensacola. He LDO Appointment

came to NAS Jax in April 1941

Independence, Calif., to Independence Mo., to Independence resigned in February, 1946 and VA-34's Joe McInvale, former er

Va., Americans will celebrate the 181st anniversaryof returned in the fall of 1946 to ADC, accepted appointment July
O&R where he since has been
their independence on July 4.
; 2 as an Ensign in the LDO pro-
In 1956, a total of 137 persons died in motor vehicle acci- employed.A .
dents during a one-day holiday. 76 drowned. One was a victimof > gram.

a fireworks mishap 38 others died from miscellaneouscauses. social worker was paying a Ensign Mcinvale entered the

visit to a penitentiary and she Navy in 1942 and served exten-
THE LAST FOUR-DAY Fourth of July] holiday was in 1950. noticed one man who appeared
sively overseas before reportingto
A shocking 491 traffic deaths were recorded. A total of 793 unusually gloomy. "Well, my
persons,died from all causes. And the traffic accident death toll poor fellow," she said sympathetically VA-34 in September, 1956.

that year was well below what it is now. "what's the length of your Mclnvale will depart VA-34 on With The

What kind of Fourth of July will this be for the nation's term?" July 15 for a seven week course

motorists? For the swimmers? For the tots who twirl sparklers? "Depends on politics, lady," at Newport, R.I., followed by ToastmasteisSpeakers

It will be a fun-filled Fourth if it's properly controlled. On was the morose answer, "I'm the duty with Air Transron 21 in

this 181st birthday of U.S. independence, a look backward shows warden." Hawaii. I
at the Mar-N<*v .1u:: ,\
graphically how controls contribute to
safety --- --- ----- -
IN THE YEAR 1903 fireworks took 466 lives. The fledgling 7 meeting held last Thursday l

automobile a stiff-jointed youngster then took only. 400, 1;L, : the CPO Club were Harold Rich

Jives the whole year. .M who spoke on "Use Those Legs"

Last year on the Fourth only one person died from fire. ,. Harv Harville on "Operation
works. But on the highways from coast to coast, 137 died in :
Predicament Of An E-7", and Eo
auto accidents in one day!
Our message to motorists and the swimmers who'll swarm Gottlieb who"*spoke on "Suy Wh'

to beaches and the youngsters who'll thrill at the excitement of You Mean."

fireworks is "Be Safe On the Fourth Be Alive On the Fifth!" Toastmaster for the metim i

was Don Muller. Tony Cotci
kr-- acted as topic-master and was 'fhe-

rmmJ Adult Education "er" counter.

General evaluator was George
Thursday, July 4 Classes FormingThe r Foster with Fred Vinson set'-ono
Mainside Country Girl (drama -4. as lexicologist.
) with Grace Kelly and Bing Adult Education summer

Crosby. evening program will open at

NATTCenter Calypso Heat Central Grammar School, East'
Wave (musical) with Johnny
Church and
Liberty streets, on
Desmond and Merry Anders. -
July 13.
Also, Sun Sports. f .
Hospital Littlest Outlaw Registrations are being takenat

. (color drama) with Pedro AT- the Central Grammar School FNOTES.

mendariz. Also Johnny Appleseed. building from 1800 to 2100. Adult

Friday, July 5 students --'Y'R"f/jI. '..f".w." ""' 'f may register Mondays
Mainside Don't
Young Cry through Fridays at these hours. MARINE HONOR MAN Pfc. George Witucki, left) graduated swim party and patio dance thi
(drama-delinquency) with Sal) .
I recently from Aviation Ordnance School Class A at NATT- Saturday from 2000 until :2400!
Mineo and James Whitmore. Also, Elementary, junior high and Center, receiving the highest>t grade any graduate has earned Patrons are invited to attend in
Grape Nutty.NATTCenter. school SfJlfi1!? new testing system. lie is shown.belng
[high subjects will be offered congratulated by either swimming attire or ca u.i!
M/Sgt. William
Orth, NCO in
Country Girl. in the summer evening program charge of the school. clothing.The .

Hospital Calypso Heat Wave. as well as other subjects of du -
patio bar will be open
Sun Sports. interest to the general public.In SecNav Commends
Saturday, July 6 TO THEEDITOR ing the hours of the
Mainside Dragoon Wells addition to the general edu- 8 SupervisorsEight music furnished by an orchestraNo

Massacre (color outdoor drama) cation courses, others offered in- Station supervisory reservations are required.On .

with Barry Sullivan. Also, Under clude typing shorthand book- employees were the recipientslast Sunday, a musical trio hiJ
Carib Skies. keeping speed reading, Englishfor Wednesday of letters of been engaged and will play in the

NATTCenter Young Don't new Americans, and high commendation from the Secretary Harris Room from 2000 until 2300

Cry. Grape Nutty. school review courses in prepara of the Navy for ten calen- Dear Editor for dancing and listening plcae-
tion for high school dar of :
Hospital Country Gill equivalency years accident free su ure.
diploma tests. pervision. ,Some of the personnel of our
Sunday, July Patrons are requested to
Mainside Young Man With A small registration fee Is re- Capt. William S. Harris squadron were discussing our the rear of Building 700 01

A Horn (drama) with Kirk quired to enroll. The Adult Edu- commanding officer of the Station paper, the Jax Air News. across the street from the club in

Douglas and Lauren Bacall. Also, cation program is made availableby Station, presented the awardsto We.. have noticed that a Station front of the football stadium.
the six ,
High And Flighty.NATTCenter the Duval County Board of group from O&R movie schedule is not being pub
Department and two "
Public Instruction.sacre. from Cinema.
Dragoon Wells lished for
an entire
week but
Public Works .
Department Temple.VFP62
Massacre. Under Carib Skies. rather for the weekends L. R.
Five of the ten only, in
Under Carib Skies. years for which
Hospital Young Don't Cry.
your interesting publication. We
the men were cited *
were con
Tuesday, July
Grape would appreciate the schedule be-
Mainside Spring Reunion secutive. The movie schedule is obtained
Monday, July ing printed for at least one week
Mainside Big Boodle (adventure (comedy drama) with Betty Hut- Receiving the awards were in advance ergo not from Special Services Depart-
ton and Dana Andrews. James Fleming, William My- having to ment which advises that some
) with Errol Flynn and Ros- depend on the plan of the day. ]
tana Rorry. Also, Hollywood Star Hollywood Stars At A Party. rick Reubin Copeland, Homer 2,500 copies of this schedule are
Nite. NATTCenter Big Boodle Williams, Leonard Wood and Knowing many persons like distributed to units aboard the

NATTCenter Young Man Hollywood Star Nite. Earl Barnett from O&R; and myself who read your paper, this Station. Special Services trill try
Arthur Hall end Oscer Smith, convenience would help greatly to provide the Jax Air News wIthan
With Horn. High' And Flighty. Hospital Young Man With A to relieve the
of Public Works. wonderment when schedule M
l Wen Ma Horn. And advanced week's
T\'pitto1 Dragoon !'- High Flighty "omoone asks
"What's at the we can print same, Editor.


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3 July 1957 JAX AIR NEWS Page 3 .

Cordiner Proposals To Be Aired

h r 1j 1JAJZ: Before Senate Committee Soon

1 f r iU
Cordiner Committee proposals will at least get a hearing before

iaiic: 1D a Senate Armed Services subcommittee in this session of Congress,
although Navy Times reports a pay bill is not likely to pass right


will not start until ,
iDDi Hearings
i aINh and perhaps pass the Senate this
after July 4, with a committee
session. It would then go before
headed by Chairman Richard
the House next year.
Russell (D. Ga.), studying in ad-
Although the Cordiner Com
dition to the Cordiner proposals,
mittee its recommendationswould
such matters as the substandard says
housing bill, extension of the save $25 billion by 1962,
44:* $tt\ Missing Persons Act, the Nurse Congress remains skeptical of
that claim potential
plans large
>- Career bill, and the Navy officer"hump"
bill. They'll also study savings through efficiency

iK .. < the Doyle bill to credit postservice -

_......'R..r.'.. ..,.,___ _"'...."">; ..",,.""',.., """ ."'''' ,,,,,.._. --.. -"... behavior in considering a Japanese OfficialsTo
change of bad discharge and a
NEW P03s AT FASRON 109 Comdr. Paul L. Holmes, commanding officer of Fasron 109, Is Visit NATTC
increase the
fund for
I shown awarding rating certificates to the new third class petty officers. In all, 46 men of Fasron 109 measure to
were advanced in rate, representing percent of the squadron personnel who took examinations. constructing Reserve facilities. Rear Adm. Tcrai of the Japanese .
President Eisenhower has ob Navy, accompanied by
Undertow Can Mean\ TroubleBatlel.S Lodge 696 To Meet\ jected to the recommendation In Mr. Shoji Nagami, Japanese

There will be a regular meeting the Cordiner Report on Military Defense Agency, will arrive in
I Should Not Personnel which provides for an Jacksonville July 8 to visit the
Forget of the American Federation of
overall pay increase for all service Naval Air Technical Training
Government Employees, LodgeNo. members. However, he Center at NAS Jax.

Ocean's Hidden DangersWith 696, in the Lodge Hall, 220 E. strongly favors a recommendation The Japanese officials are in

Monroe street, at 2000, Tuesday, for increasing pay and in- the U. S. for an orientationtour
With all the commotion at the local beaches over Portuguese
ducements skilled
to keep per- under the Military Assistance
I "Men-of-War" lately, It might be a good idea if swimmers kept in July 9. sonnel in the services. Program.

mind the other "dangers" of swimming in the Atlantic. All members of the Lodge are Cordiner supporters hope to
Expected to arrive at 1130,
One of the more common I urged to attend get a bill out of the committee they will view training activities -
dangers is, of course, the under- always swim in parties of threeor
while at NATTCenter,
tow. A force running just above more, so that at least one mem. r:
where there two enlisted
the bottom: which pulls back out ber of the party will be able to are
and three officers of the
to sea. get help should the others get men
into trouble. Japanese attending school.
STRENGTH OF the undertow

varies with different beaches and Drivers should be always alert

with tide and weather conditions. for children playing on the beach

There are times when it is hardly "road-way." VAH-5 Grabs

noticeable and times when it is
For those who want to learn
strong as to pull persons over and Bomb
more about beach safety, pam DerbyA
t "suck" them under.If .
% phlets are available at the Beach
you should be out a good distance Recreation Center or the Life- high altitude radar bombing

from shore and get caughtin saving Station at Jacksonville derby conceived by Capt. J. T.
the undertow remember not XV
Beach. ?r'
Blackburn, Commander Heavy
to Panic is swimmer's
panic. a Attack Wing One, at NAS San.
worst enemy Swim: with the un- ford, Fla., has aroused friendlybut
dercurrent and work upward and fierce
NATTC Civilians rivalry among bombar.
outward. Once you reach the surface ;;- f<: .
y. diers of VA1I squadrons 5, 7, 9
again, you can, ride the Given ChecksSix .! R and 11.First.
swells to shore.BATHERS .j
AT Jacksonville civilian employees were derby laurels were captured

Beach are advised to "swim with given incentive award checks by Heavy Attack Squadron
the pull" which usually weakensand totaling $1200 by Capt. Charles \ leaf FUR UJEflPPnSiVSTEIflS Five. In the second go round,
L. Moore Jr., NATTCenter competition was revised to a one
dissipates once a swimmer is '
carried beyond the breakers. commanding officer, last Fri! E;. SCHOOL. 1 day relay team operation.One .

When the current is weak crew would go up over the
day.The HIGHEST YET Sander Padllla, GF3, receives a congratulatory
enough, turn around and swim superior work performance handshake from Lt. George Thornton, Training Officer, Navy complex at Jacksonville forts
back to the beach. of the group covered a Air Launched Guided Missile School at NATTCentrr, for attaining radar bombing runs, then land
If you are an exceptional swim. period of not less than six the highest average in the school's history. PadiJU finished the I and be relieved by the second
course with an average of 91.62. team, who in turn were relieved ,
mer, you may be able to break months and included being exceptionally -
the undertow's hold on you by outstanding i In by a third team.
Certain Rates Can I
swimming diagonally across it. quantity, quality and adapt Reserves Three crews from each squad.

Another danger of the local ability. ron entered the contest, which

beach is swimming too close to Those receiving awards were Enter Regulars At Same GradeReserves was strongly aimed at dethroning

the pier The pilings of the pier Hatron Fiye. The "Savage Sons"
Mel Ross; Elizabeth Marrinon, active duty in certain specified "open" rales and
are covered with razor sharp bar. on were equal to the occasion, how.
Carl McCranie
Lillian Stahly, ratings encouraged to enter the regular] Navy by BuPers Inst.1130.4D .
nacles. Should you be"thrown into Rose Feher and Florence Anders of June 5. ever, and retained their crown.
the pilings, it Is best to fend One more win will make the

yourself off with the bottoms of "Open" chief rates are RDC, AE, AG, TD and AK. Seamen, first-place Conover Trophy a
your hands and feet which are SOC, RMC and ICC. First class airmen and all of the lowest permanent possession of Hatron

tougher than other skin areas. Ala. Sailors-Wanted petty officers are needed in RD, three pay grades may also trans Five

Just avoid as best you can the Sailors from Birmingham, Ala., SO, RM, CT, MR, 1C, AT, AQ, fer. i t
pilings and the same waves or AC and AE.SECOND .
are wanted for a tape recorded Personnel serving in any of Defense Calls
forces which pushed you into the AND third class:
interview for radio station WAPI.If the "open" rates may be re-en-
pilings will just as quickly push petty officer rates 'open" include I listed in the regular Navy in the (Continued from Face 1)

you out on the other side. interested contact the Service QM, SM, RD, SO, TM, ET, RM, rate now held, but should personnel promotions without corresponding

NIGIIT SWIMMERS should Information Office at Ext. 8164. CT, MR, EM, IC, AT, AQ, AC, I' in other rates desire to become military rank_for up to 15 percent

3 USN, their pay grade is or all enlisted men In a service,

w 1LJJ i t, lower than that In which they phasing in the proficiency pay
hold in the Naval Reserve. promotions.

CANDIDATES for the switch Fifteen percent of service! per-

%J? must meet eligibility require sonnel would not be given profi

v9fca ments and commanding officers ciency pay at the instant the pay

have been instructed "to carefully plans are approved, nor would

consider the background, per- the 15 percent limit be reached

formance of duty, conduct, and during fiscal 1958, but spreadover
capabilities of Reserve personnel three or four years.

before enlisting them in" the regular This phasing out period would

Navy and must insure, in allow the services to channel the

each case, that the applicant is pay raises into new critical skills.

jf, i4 qualified for and has the abilityto The President has declared he

perform the broad duties of sees no need of raising militarypay

the general service rating he will across the board, althoughhe
hold in the regular Navy; favors advances for some serv-

4 ice people. He is dead set against

r : Citing the high accident rate pay hikes for federal employees.

-_ .. 'aI8I>o. .._. ...__................."'* ,._W..H"""""" ...._ ,>....,- among young drivers, the Air -4 S .
**K MEMENTO TO DEPARTING SKIPPER A specially prepared bound volume of the Jax Air good driving practices for all air- has been named The Best Construction .
News,, covering his tour of duty at NAS Jar, was presented to Capt. William S. Harris, StationIp'ver man automobile drivers under 25 Job of 1957" by NYC
from the service last week. Personnel on duty in the Administration I
retirement '
"I'd'D.C'' upon stand by :as executive officer Comdr. Robert Smith presents the memento lo the captain years of age !skyscraper builderi.r .


page 4 JAX AIR NEWS .3 July 1957

School 1 Cops fawhimtcrs Prep

For Sunday ShootThe

Second' Half
Jax Navy Freelance Bow-

hunters held an intra-squad shoot
Softball BannerFinal last Sunday, shooting the hunter's

round and the broadhead roundin
regular season action in I
preparation for the St. Johns
the NATTCenter Softball League' .
Bowmen Invitational Field and -- i iM
came to a halt last week with .. I
Broadhead shoot next Sunday
only two games being played. .
Bill Weatherby carried off top
Aviation Electrician's School
honors in the hunter's round,
racked up a perfect mark in 14
shooting a 236, while Pat Porter
games, defeating the Support
garnered a 240 to cop honors in
Splinters, 4-%, as big George
the Broadhead
division. .
open + -
Summers spun a nifty two-hitter,
Summers, mainstay in the The St. Johns shoot will startat
0900, and their range is located
Sparkies lineup during second
half play, has registered all 14 west of the Cedar Hills shopping
AE School wins. center Refreshments will be

In the,other closing week game, --... "V ---- .,.._ -"--_...... --
the Splinters gained a forfeit win
The Navy has developed a new RACE HELD AT SAFETY SIIOW Members of the Jacksonville Outboard Club (shown
AvFund School.
over dry lubricant which is servicable above) stated a race as part of last Sunday's Marine Parade held off Black Point to kick-off National
AE Flail School M.idl. .i. (b.14 Hilt) 0 Boat Safety Week, June 30 to July 6, The parade was composed of outboards, power boats and I
from 75 below to
HAWS School 8 .4 degrees zero sailboats and was climaxed by a water ski demonstration br the Jacksonville and Trout River Water
MarAvDct It..4 500 above. Ski.Clubs. The Coast Guard Auxiliary opened the show with a water safety demonstration.
SupSplInU! 8 6M'und -----
AGO School 8 3 10 7 '. ,
AU School 3 11 Final Contender Falters
AK School: 0 13 ;
4.9 AIR

Mainsidc Keg Loop SPORTSI' VP-18 Diamond

Nears End Of PlayVP18 NEWS Cops FlagVP18

increased its lead in the !I'" In first place throughout the season:! finally
Mainside Bowling League by -- clinched the banner it had been grasping; all year, salting

picking up four points last week away the Mainside Softball crown with a near-perfect 14-1
while the top contenders were Hits Pitches record..

bowing to second division teams. The Patrolmen] whose lone loss side circuit will be published]
Second place MARTD dropped came at the hands of VP-16's ace next week.
four without a win, but managedto Fliers To 3-2 VictoryJax hurler Bob Naab, were assured of
June 23
Standings through
hang on to .their position. .,
I' the crown when VA-172 lost to Turn w I, Tct.
Third-place VA-172 won seven Navy's winningest pitcher, southpaw Frank Jan- Supply, '7- VP-1S 14 1- ..9i:
VA-172 ]2:1: .857
and lost five last week
kunis, starred on the mound as well as at bat, tossing a spar TilE BLUE BOLTS had been VFP-62 11 4 ,7M
kling five-hitter, plus driving home what proved to be the the lone outfit left with a chanceto DUpensary Kasrnn Six: 10 10 5 1.667.667
SPORTSSCHEDULE winning runs with a two-run bingle in the sixth inning to upend VP18. Supply 9 it 6 6 ..600.600NARTU
gain a 3-2 win over Fort Gordon last Friday at Mason Held.' Communication 9 6 .iii\)
Supply, an up-and-down team 8 6 ..571VW.4
Weather was kind Saturday, phis Navy in a three game serieson all year, was in its glory with this FAWTU 7 5 10 8 ..467.333HosplUl

behind 6-0 after four innings of July.1, 2 and 3. game. Before "play ball" had ).....on 109 5 3 12 10 .333..200IVmnnnel

Week of July 4-11 I play, rain intervened saving the In the 6ND opener, at Mason been sounded, Supply bigwigshad 3 3 12 12 ..:.200KAETU n)>
Baseball: Jax Navy vs. Hunter Fliers from a probable loss. Field two weeks ago, the Fliers to scour the "field" lookingfor Spec Service 0 15: .000

AFB, July 5-6, home. Fliers vs. FORT GORDON jumped aheadin took two of three from Memphis, two men to fill the lineup.

Robins AFB, July 9-10, away. Friday's game, 2-0, with one I. and now rest second to Pensacola VP-1S WILL face the NATT
run in the fourth and another in in Braves To AdmitServicemen
Softball: Crackerjax vs. Dependable league competition. Center champion at a later date
the sixth,, but the Fliers lost no
Electric St. Nicholas, I Pensacola Navy dropped Mem- for the; All-Station title. AE
July 8, 2100; NAS Civilian time in retaliating with a three- phis three times in succession and School must play AGO for the Free

Women vs. 'Y', July '8, St. Nicholas run sixth to go out in front, where hold a perfect 3-0 mark in the Center crown. Servicemen will be admitted

1930; Crackerjax vs. Prudential they stayed. league. free to three Sally League
Final in the Main-
July 10, Glen Myra, 2100. Jankunis handcuffed Fort Gordon JANKUNIS AND Brian Hus- standings Baseball games on July 8, 9,

Golf: Jax Navy vs. Hunter on five hits, while fanningsix sey, who beat Memphis Navy 10, courtesy of the Jackson
AFB, July 5, tentative, home. and issuing three free trips in here in a double-header, were expected Wilson, Bibelheimer ville Baseball Club.
No athletic activity is slated for going the distance for the win. to get the nod from.skip. The Jacksonville Braves

the July 4th holiday. The Fliers tagged loser Ken per Frank McCaffrey in the first Share AE Honors clash with the Savannah Red-

.-. r Schu for seven hits. He walkedsix two; games at Memphis. Raymond Wilson, AEMAN, of legs on July 8 and 9, and play
and struck out seven Red who fell victim to Bi- the Columbus Foxes the
I Mingle, Kirbyville, Tex., and Darryel on
.it'1' '." JAX NAVY has since gone five! unearned runs in the series belheimer, AEIAN, of Salem, 10th The games, which will be
campaigning in the Sixth Naval finale, will probably be his third Ore., shared top honors in last played in the afternoon of each

,4t.,:, .IIY' District League. They faced Mem- choice week's graduation at Aviation day, beginning at 1300, will be

The Fliers host Hunter AFB Electrician's Mate School Class A broadcast nationwide by Mu.

AvFund Finmen Cop July 5 and 6. Game times are 1430. at NATTCenter. tual as "Qame Of The Day"
Servicemen need not be in

; NATTC Tank MeetThe uniform, but must have proper
Aviation Fundamentals

School swimming team capturedtop
honors at NATTCcnter's swim
meet June 24. Placing first in Tomboys Trip

three of the six events was !
enough to give them 93 points. Waves NineThe

The Ensigns of Aviation
f: .,. 4r Ground Officers School followed Atlanta Tomboys, one of
q g4 6 close behind with 80 points, win the South's outstanding girls softball -
F ning two events. The Sparkies of k teams, showed why they're
Aviation Electrician's Mate in the top class, clobbering the

School finished third with 57 Jax Navy Crackcrjax, 18-1, Sun-
points. day at Enterprise Field.

--...-- Lois Scott and Kay Durhamwere
the big guns for Atlanta
NARTU Best Bel while Ruth Bradshaw paced the

outgunned Crackerjax at the
For IM Golf TogaThe plate.

Mainside Intramural Golf Joan Wells was winning hurler

League lowered the curtain on while Judy Bozman took the loss.

play this week,without a crowned M In City League activity Wednesday

champ. NARTU is currently in night, the Crackerjaxlaced

the top position, but second place the NAS Civilian's, .23-2, at
VFP-62 "A" still has a chance. Glen Myra Park.

Tuesday NARTU met Supply, Bozman hurled a one-hitter at
the docile foe. Chris Buck with
with results unavailable at press- ...i;......*.VwvX _WW M*obaa__....._" _,_W'WW<'"'_ hits sticker
..tI.RI_ time Should .Supply beat the three was.heavy
I BLUE BOLT BOWLERS VA-172's Blue Bolts and the
Reserves it will The Waves entrenched in
second are a
DIP Pretty showgirl Beverly Marine Air Reserve are making serious stabs at replacing VP-18
Price, 20s of New York place VFP-62 "A" into the char in the top position in Mainside Intramural bowling standings. second-place tie with Dependable
City, starts the day right with plonship. Caught during recent league action are two top members of the Electric. The Civilians remain in
an early morning dip at Coney However, U NARTU is successful -., VA-172 squad Warren Timm, (left) and Fred Wesley. Timm holds the cellar with no wins in four
Island during a recent beat a 163 average while Wesley has a 151 mark. League activity runs .
wave. they will be the title holder until July IS. tilts.I