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Jax air news
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United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
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August 17, 1961


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I Establishing Trophy Honoring Adm. BurkeThe I

Commander In Chief, Chief of Naval Operations.The be selected from the Atlantic tions should be limited to a .zNAS

Atlantic Fleet has announcedthat Trophy will be a plaque Fleet and one from the Paci- dollar or less per officer.

"The Arleigh Burke Fleet awarded annually and retainedon fic by the respective, Fleet All contributions should be
board the two ships ox Commanders.The .
Trophy" will be establishedin sent direct to the Arleigh
aircraft squadrons in the Navy trophies will be fin-
Burke Fleet Fund
the fleet to honor the dedi- which achieve the greatest improvement anced by voluntary contribu- Trophy ,

cated American Naval officer in the existing bat- tions from officers in the fleets Care of the Chief of Naval

who retired from the Navy tle efficiency competition.One who wish to join in this honorto Personnel (Pers G-13)), to arrive -

August 1, while serving as ship or squadron will Admiral Burke. Contribu- by September 20. .<1 1I

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HONORMAN-Roy Williams
JflfJui6. Jr., airman with the crash
and fire branch of Operations
Department became the Sta
tion's first "Serviceman of the
Month" last Friday in a new
program to recognize outstanding -
efforts of enlisted person-
nel. He received a $50 cash
Vol. 19 No. 20 U. S. NAS Jacksonville, Fla. 17 August 1961 award among others.

NAS Jax's HID ''' Williams Is First NAS

Among 6 Raied'Commendable' Sailor To Get Award'

Honors as the first "Serviceman of the Month", undera

new program by NAS Jax to recognize outstanding effortsof
An analysis of program elements its enlisted personnel, went to Roy Williams Jr., an air-
rated "commendable" in recent rur\ man attached to the Station's Operations Department wherehe
Civil Service Commission inspection works with the Crash and Fire Branch.
reports covering some
Williams presented $50
was a
50 Bureau of Weapons activitieshas r r 4r'' Ill., Williams was sent here to
t ''Mfi. cash award by Comdr. Walter J.
revealed that NAS Jax was E> NAS in November and assignedto
Schub, NAS Commanding Of-
among the five leading activities. ficer, at informal ceremonies last the duties which he is cur-
Those activities receiving the
Friday morning, along with sev- rently performing.
"commendable" rating included,
eral lesser awards.
in addition to NAS Jax; NAD

McAlester, Okla.; NOTS, China ] '" The honors were accorded Wil-
Lake, Calif.; NNOEU, Alburquer liams for his outstanding effortsas No Choice Duty

que, N.M.; BWR, Sunnyvale, a crew leader and driver ofa I

Calif., and NOP, York, Pa. fire fighting vehicle with crash For Extendees 1

With respect to major func- ."'t .,. and fire branch of the flight ;

tions considered, Employee De- VISIT JAX NAVY COMPLEX UNITS-Vice Adm. C. V. support division. He was also Is GuaranteedAccording
velopment had the greatest per Ricketts (In copter), prospective Vice Chief of Naval Opera- lauded in the accompanying citation -
centage of elements considered tions and Rear Adm. Joseph M. Carson Commander Fleet Air as being the only airmanBRAZILIAN .
{commendable" with 8.5 percent, Jacksonville and Naval Air Bases 6ND (climbing aboard), pre- in his division ever to rate a to many inquires received -
pare to leave NAS Jax Monday afternoon shortly after his straight 4.0 marking in all cate- by the Commander in
according to the report. Employee arrival here for NAS Cecil Field on the first leg of a visit to j I
of his enlisted evaluation.The Chief Atlantic Fleet Naval
Relations and Services gories
was second local commands in the Jax Navy Complex by Adm. Rlcketts.
with 4.5 percent, with the Comdr. Schub. NAS Commanding Officer, stands by as the citation additionally pointed personnel apparently believe that
of all elements admirals board the copter. Adm. Ricketts received briefings on the recent request by the Secre-
average marked out that in spite of the fact
the complex and ComFairJax operations and visited both Cecil tray of the Navy for extended
commendable standing at 3.8 per- Field and NS Mayport during his brief tour which ended at that Williams' duties require approximately -
cent. 1315 Tuesday when he departed for NAS Sanford. 84 hours of work tours included a provision for

Cited as "below average" on each week, he had given freely of choice duty.
commendable ratings were the Change of Address his off-duty time in furtheringthe The SecNav request neither

personnel functions of Adminis- Seaman Exam Set interest of other personneland states nor implies a guarantee of

tration with 3.3 percent; Wage Necessary To Insure For 72 the Navy in general. assignment to desirable duty or
and classification 2.6 percent, and Good Mail Williams entered the Navy in retention at the present duty sta-
Employment, 2.3 percent. DeliveryMany September 12 has been set October 1959 after having served tion. Personnel must be made
as the date of the next available for distribution where
instances have come to pay three and one half years with
Aviation the attention of the Chief of grade E-3 examination and the U.S. Marine Corps, one year the needs of the service dictate.

Safely Naval Operations in which per- personnel' desiring to compete of which was overseas with the For the purpose of uniformity,
sonnel who have been transferred must be completely qualifiedand Third Marine Division. volunteers responding to Nav-

Council Begins from one duty station to another recommended by September Act 5 who had a minimum active
After completing his Navy recruit -
have failed to receive their 1. obligated service of 16 months on
training at Great Lakes
Heel August mail within a reasonable time. August 11 can expect to be rotated -

These delays says OpNav No- I in accordance with current

The Aviation Safety Council tice 27 can generally be tracedto Seavey/Shorvey provisions.

Southern began its first quar- improped directory service. The According to the present intentions -

terly meeting of fiscal year 1962 failure of either the transferring 1'A'. of the Bureau of Naval

here on Wednesday August 16. or receiving activity to requirethe Personnel, involuntary extendeeswill

Chairman for the conferenceis submission of Change of Ad- not be eligible for Seavey/

Comdr. R. DePrez train- dress Cards is often the basic Shorvey rotation procedures.
ing officer for s y < %s 't
ComFairJax. cause for undelivered or delayed
Commanding Officers, Air i mail. r rrr : :f

Group Commanders and Patrol Often times enlisted personneldo VA-44 Chief Gets

Squadron Safety Officers are not have adequate informa-

in attendance at the meeting.The tion on which to prepare Changeof Commission As

conferees will discuss the Adress Cards. Persons upon
1961 aircraft accident rate and reporting to a new command Supply EnsignBilly

point out trends or areas where should be advised of their cor- B. Wilkinson, formerly a
accident prevention can be most rect address states the Notice and '% if. chief aviation storekeeper with

productive. Also, the safety pro- .instructed to inform his cor- ,,' .: VA-44, has been commissionedan
gram for fiscal year 1962 will be respondents of the new address.In ;h ;. ensign in the Navy's Supply

discussed.The addition, directory cards ,. Corps recently.
counci1" has several com- should be maintained for a min- :
mittees, including the Pilot Cause imum period of six months for Ensign Wilkinson, a native of
Committee, MaintenanceMaterial all individuals who have been ::1 Florida, is the son of Mrs. S. A.
detached. 'cW B. Wilkinson of 2476 South Pal-
Safety Committee, Air Opera-
: metto Ave. Sanford. He enteredthe
tions Committee and Medical Transferring commands should ,
Committee, each of which will insure that personnel departingfrom OFFICER TRAINEE-Lt. Alberto Lima Do Navy in March 1945.

report findings in its particularfield the activity have advisedall Amaral (right) who is currently undergoing on-the-Job trainingin The new officer will go to
aircraft maintenance of the HTL and HSS-1 helicopters 'at
during the session. correspondents of their new the Officers Candidate School,
Is certain
Overhaul and.Repair Department pointed out engine
Comdr. R. P. Regester, Lcdr.C. address and, if applicable, either details by Carol A. Gnann. Ground Check and Preflight In- Newport, R.I., for indoctrination,
R. and J. E. D'Auteuil of the advised publishers of their new structor. Prior to his assignment lo the eight-week course Lt. after which he will receive fur-
Naval Aviation Safety Center, add>-A 3 or notified them to dis- Amaral had completed four-weeks pre-fight training at NAS thur instruction at the Navy's
Pensacola with 19-week aircraft maintenance officers
NAS Norfolk, Va., will give pre- continue mailing until further course and a special three-week a course on helicopters both at Officer Supply Corps School at
sentations at the meeting. advised of a permanent address. NAS Memphis. Athens, Ga.

I 17 I IJft

Page 2 JAX AIR NEWS August 1961


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JackionvHU' EL
Comdr. Walter J. Schub Commanding Officer ,,.;. i\..\' ;;
Fleet Air Jacktonville; NAB 6ND ft.: .
Rear Adm. Joseph M. Carson CommanderCapt. I 4\3
Vincent Casey ___Chl f of Staff L.,..,<,.:.Q .
Fleet Air Wing Eleven "< '. l'I
Capt. Renfro Turner, Jr ... Commander
Capt. Murlin W. Alley ._. __ Chief Staff Officer .$
Naval Air Technical Training Unit .
Capt. Robert J. fleming Commanding Officer } :; t.
Comdr. Eugene F. Verdery Executive Officer
Naval Hospital
Capt. R. O. Canada _____ Commanding Officer
Capt. Stephen H. Tollni.. Executive Officer
Naval Air Reserve Training UnU
Capt. F, H. HoltCommanding Officer
Comdr. William M. Miller ..___ Executive Officer
Printed commercially with non-appropriated funds In Jacksonville, Florida at
no expense to the government and In compliance with NAVEXOS P-35 Rev. July
1958. Distributed free of charge to military and civilian personnel of Fleet Air
Jacksonville, Naval Air Station, Naval Air Technical Training. Unit, Fleet Air Wing
11, Naval Air Reserve Training Unit and U.S. Naval Hospital. J JA
Service Information Officer i .-......-Comdr. Alex N. Mcinnis, Jr. ,.. ,.J M
Assistant Service Information Officer......._..-.Andrew H. Planey REMINDER OF HIS DUTY AT JAX-Most officers as their career progresses, like to
News Editor-Arthur A. Slocumb Staff-Mae Spencer J01; Sandy Martinson, pause once in a while and reminisce on their tour of duty at various stations where they have
JOSN; Ralph Bailey, SA. Photographer, Joy Moreau, PH2. served or that they have commanded. Capt. James R. Reedy, commanding officer of NAS Jax
Member of North Florida Industrial Editors Association and Southern and International who departed last week. will now be able to do Just that by flipping through the pages of The
Councils of Industrial Editors. Jax Air News. A special leather-bound volume of the Jax Air News Including every Issue during
The Jax Air News Is a member of the Armed Forces Press Service. Material his tenure here, was presented to Capt. Reedy by the Service Information Office and Jax Air
appearing In this publication can be reprinted providing credit Is given. Photo- News staff on behalf of personnel of the Station. Left to right are Joy Moreau PHI, Sandy
graphs unless otherwise credited, are official U.S. Navy Photographs. Martinson JOSN Mae Spencer, JOh Capt. :Reedy: Andy ,Planey. assistant Service Information
Editorial offices located In Room 230 Main Administration Building. Phone Officer: Art Slocumb, editor of the Jax Air News: and Ralph Bailey, SA.
extensions 8164, 656, 272 or 216.UnofficialNews.

'Scoops 'Can MOVIES AF679th Beauty Contest

Bring Irreparable DamageNews Mainside-Atlantis Thursday, Aug.The 17 Lost Names 'Miss Life Saver'Georgia

Continent, 1900 only.
travels fast at NAS Jacksonville, sometimes too NATTUnit Sink 'The Bis- MacDonald, a voluptuous five foot, eight inch
fast. Sometimes it gets off the station before it has been marck, 1900 only. blonde ((35-23-35)) from Jacksonville, was crowned "Miss

OFFICIALLY and ACCURATELY ANNOUNCED.In Hospital-Goddess of Love, Life Saver of 1961" at King Hall last Thursday night, in

event of an accident or a tragedy, where a person, 1900 only. conjunction with Air Force 679th AC&W Squadron's Life
have been killed aboard a military Saver Campaign.Five .
or persons injured or Friday, Aug. 18
reservation, there are certain specified procedures of re- Mainside Golden Age of finalists were selected by clad in the identical dress she
porting such events to the families of those involved, and Comedy, 1900 only. the panel of judges out of the was wearing. She quickly replied -

also for releasing of information to the press. When military NATTUnit-Atlantis The Lost original fourteen shapely females. "Why I'd tell her what
personnel are involved, the Commanding Officer via the Continent, 1900 only. Their selection of the winnerwas good taste she had."
personnel officer notifies the families either personally or Hospital-Sink The Bismarck, decided by that girl havingthe
most poise, wit and physical Lt. Colonel Olva Kivipelto,
by message; where civilian employees are involved, the 1900 only.
Commanding Officer via the Industrial Relations Depart- attractiveness. commanding officer of the Air
ment makes initial contact with the next of kin. Saturday Aug. 19 During the semi-finals, Miss Force unit, presented trophiesto
Mainside-Naked Jungle, 1900 MacDonald asked the five beauties, and Miss
was by emcee
REPORTING OF SUCH EVENTS to news media is the only.
Gloria win-
Brody, last year's
Maj. John Jackson what she
responsibility of the Service Information Officer.It I
NATTUnit-Golden of Com-
Age her and
would do if she met a womanSon ner, bequeathed crown I
has come to the attention of the commanding officerof edy, 1900 only. robe to the new monarch.A .

NAS Jax that persons other than those authorized to do Hospital-A t I ant is The Lost : "Fella told me today thatI variety show featuring the I.

so, are jumping the gun and taking it upon themselves to Continent, 1900 only. looked like you." Mervyn Ricard Dancers enter-
notify the next of kin, and in some cases the news media, Sunday, Aug. 20 tained the audience at serveral '
when such .events occur. You can imagine the shock to a Mainside-Magic Boy, 1400 and Father: "Isn't that nice. And intervals during the contest. Mr. I'

wife and children who learn via the,grapevine, or by readingit 1900. what did you say?" Emory Cain, a local insurance

in newspapers or hearing it over radio and TV that their NATTUnit-Naked Jungle, 1400 Son: "Nothing. He was a lot agent, gave a brief talk on
husband and father had met with an accident before they and 1900.HospitalG. I bigger than me." safety prevention.
had been officially told of it. The shock of such news in olden Age of \

this manner can sometimes result in serious reactions to Comedy, 1900 only.Monday .
members of the immediate family. This is especially so
Aug. 21
where one has an acute heart condition, hypertension, ner-
Mainside The Executioners
vous disorder or an excitable personality. The reporting of 1900 gvvtw
such accidents to the next of kin should be done by those only.
properly authorized to do in polite NATTUnit-Magic Boy, 1900
so a dignified manner, aastEz
and with ACCURACY. only.
Hospital Naked Jungle, 1900 :
LIKEWISE, THE REPORTING of legitimate news to the only. !

American public, like any job, is dependent upon the prime Tuesday, Aug. 22
ingredient-ACCURACY. Those who take it upon them- Mainside-H o m e From The _
selves to "scoop" the SIO by reporting untrue, unfoundedand Hills, 1900 only.NATTUnitThe.
personal opinions are inflicting irreparable damage, Executioners
particularly in this area of outstanding Navy-Press re- 1900 only. ,
lations. Not only is this unofficial reporting strictly pro-
Hospital-Magic Boy, 1900 only.
hibited by regulations, and subjects the "reporter" to stern Wednesday, Aug. 23Mainside
disciplinary action, but it is moreover a characteristic of .D I
-B a t tIe of Bloody
indiyidual irresponsibility.The .
Beach, 1900 only.
gamble for a temporary spot in the limelight of NNI'ITUnit-Home From The Vi
"being first with the news" is not worthwhile incentive to Hills, 1900- only.

jeopardize your command, your personal future, and above I Hospital The Executioners, ,,
all, the strong moral principals on which American news 1900 only. _t _
reporting is basedTRUTH.All .

military and civilian personnel are urged to cooperate dh(1(+1'itt h FUpt
and leave the job of notifying the next of kin and _
reporting the news to those who have been assigned to do so.

t A G G J ii itii'NNM (' __

Auto Deaths Top All From WarsSo 5 rwist Hl'u:N. E I Yq : \\It Y .

you think you're safe in
an automobile? Well, think over from 1900 to 1959 have been tabulated -

the following statistics. at 1,335, 842. Deaths from : J .LL
Twice as many Americans wars have been totalled at 193- t\!\,
have been killed by automobile 854 for all wars prior to World
: BEVY OF BEAUTIES-Miss Georgia MacDonald (right),
accidents than by all the War I 50,510 during World WarI
wars ; who was selected to reign as "Miss Life Saver of 1961" during
the United States has been engaged ; 275,338 during World War II; (i the annual beauty contest sponsored by the Air Force's' 679th
in since it was founded in. and 30,350 during the Korean 'WELL IF YOU PEOPLE COULDSPELIRIGI4T..MAYBE Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron here at NAS. has her
1776. I conflict for a grand total of |IUD royal robe adjusted by last year's queen. Miss Gloria Brody. The
READ RIGHT!' five.foot eight Inch blonde from Jacksonville 13
won out over
Death due to auto accidents I 550,052 war deaths other entries.

17 August 1961 JAX AIR NEWS Page 3



'YOU PUT IT IN HERE AND IT COMES OUT THERE The NAS Supply Department' Machine Records Division took another big step forward In
improvement and expansion of data processing cervices being provided to Station departments and other area activities with the acceptance last Wednesday of
the IBM 1401 Card System. On hand to accept deliver of the IBM system was Capt. James R. Reedy, commanding officer at NAS who departed Saturday for his
new assignment as Commander CarDiv20. The system reads 800 cards per minute, prints tabulated reports and listings at a rate of 600 lines per minute and punches
250 cards per minute. The system consists of three sections the reader or puncher the console, or processors and the printer. Shown feeding the puncher (upper left)
are Supply employees (left to right) Dave Baggs. Bob Lanjille and Norman Barncord. In the center photo at the processing console are (left to right) A. C. Worrell,
head of the machine records division and Howard Steens. In the photo at right, pulling out the complete printed information from the printer are R. D. Taylor
(left) and W. B. Feely.Toyland .

Scheduled To Consoling President Gets Letter Movie-Makers Shooting

Open Here August 31Only From Former CNOA Hurricane Film HereReadily

large Manila envelope
associated with the
eight pay days to Christ- I I bearing a Navy Departmentreturn Walt the both in the air and on the
Disney are car-
serve military personnel here and address deliveredto
mas-that was the news I was ground, beach scenes, and var-
in the South Georgia area.I toon characters Mickey Mouse,
officials here this 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Navy Exchange "Therefore," he said, "it will pay Washington, D.C. The addressee Donald Duck and Pluto, to men- ious aerial shots of cloud for-
week as they prepared to open
to make selections early while was tion but a few with whom we mations for use in the movie.In .
the bigger than ever 1961 Toy- :
all familiar however Disneyhas
are ,
the stock is
Lt. John F. Kennedy, USNRret. the future other Jax-based
land on Thursday, August 31 at also recently gained equal ,
0930. The NX has also devised a ( .) squadrons will be cooperatingand
fame with of True
Toyland will be located in convenient lay-away plan for The White HouseWashington Life Adventures-picturing productions na- lending a hand to Nelsonto

budget conscious parents. Pur- D.C. help him in obtaining his
514 the of
Building on corner
ture in the Just such a
chases made in will
September Inside the
envelope was a movie footage.
Enterprise Ave., and Biscayne St.,
is shot
film currently being bya
require one-fourth down those multi-
; 10-page, single-spaced
in the Naval Air Technical Train-
director here at NAS
in October, one-third down and graphed letter from the retir- Disney
ing Center area, according to the '
officials. those in November, one-half ing Chief of Naval Operations, Jax.Ken with DOD Sponsoring
down, with installment paymentsfor Adm. Arleigh A. Burke, who Nelson is working
Over 19,000 items ranging from the "Hurricane Hunters" of Air-
the balance. called it "my last personalletter"
I the latest in rocking horses, "The borne Early Warning SquadronFour Retirement Bill
Open hours for Toyland will to Navy officers.In .
Yogi Bear" rocker, to complete and Attack Squadron 44 to
be 0930 to 1700 Monday through the letter the CNO expressed -
road paving trucks will be on obtain film footage for a moviein .
Friday and 0900 to 1200 on Sat- his sympathy in the For Rank
! display. Other popular items at urday. event the recipient may have which he hopes to capturethe Highest
the Christmas Wonderland will birth of 'a hurricane and
been passed over for promo- The Defense Department is now
include a veritable zoo of stuf- tion. follow it through to its "death."
sponsoring a bill to allow retirement -
fed animals; books; pre-school j Rhymes of the TimesKNOWg&dfef A crew of photogarphers are in highest grades held

toys; bikes; tricycles; dolls; sport- also working on the project out regardless of service.

ing goods; metal, plastic and rub- DARN THE t ,, NATTU Library HasChildren's of Miami where they hope to The would chiefly
ber toys; art and craft sets and t.ANGUAGE be able to fly to the scene of a
benefit enlisted who often
I' and puzzles. hurricane to get the desired men
games T fAT OTHI=RS ,
Story reenlist in a different service.As .
A comprehensive selection of SPEAK shots should it come ashore.

. cards and Christmas decorations To, c>=TrD While waiting for a hurricaneto rewritten by Defense the

., will also be stocked at Toyland. THEENPS / Time Each FridayChildren be "born" so that he can I bill would provide retirement in

oft JW shoot it, Nelson is busy getting the highest grade held in any
According to G. G. Marchus
\ love the game of pre shots of VW-4's Super Constel- service with date of rank retro-
the NX, Toyland will have the ...APPS
8 By tending they are someone other lations in the air, pictures of the active to the time of retirement.But .
in the to
best suply of toys area
than themselves. Usually it is Gulf of Mexico on routine "track" there would be no retro-

someone they know personally or flights, the Hunters in action active pay

have heard a lot about. Or per- _________.__________h.U.m _.._- -_._ y------
i.. haps it is the leading characterin '- -

the latest book they read. The *v r<
Naval Air Technical Training ?:y f:} i

Unit Library, located in Building

563 (King Hall), devotes one hour ;)<.KY iifLs&1SHOOTING

each Friday afternoon to children :

and "story telling."

This time called "The Story

Hour," is for all children up to

the junior grade level and gives

them an excellent opportunity

I to.let their imagination wander

I ".' into the world of pretense and
Jf (>>
: :+)} ?f>' '

a ; i): suspense. "
"The Story Hour, originally
under the direction of the NAT

TU Librarian who had set asidea ,...,.....'...
{ .. small for this ,
:%Wk.fri :: <% room purpose
: has now grown so large that one

entire section of the. Library is
:<' :,;, ii
: % :TI 4 required for "The Story Hour"

; time. Now there is a section

1 quipped with miniature table and
1IIt! !
,, i 7.: chairs and surrounded by books :,
M-" ;::>:, ::' <> : for the young at heart.
.r 'Wi ir.F! : \ Ri The Officers Wives Club is
::>:'< a A HURRICANE-Ken Nelson (right), a Disney
OFF FOR NEW DUTY AND RANK-Capt. James R. Reedv now supervising "The StoryHour" Studio movie director currently at NAS Jax gathering materialand
salutes his sideboyi and the gathered well-wishers at NAS I and give freely of their taking movie footage for a True Life Adventure movie on
Operations on Saturday morning as he boarded his plane to I time to relate stories and fantasies a real "live" hurricane and the "Hurricane Hunters" of VW-4,
depart the Station for Quonset Point R. I.. where he will be- to the children each fri- gets last minute pre-flight instructions from Lt. Gerald F.
come Commander Carrier Division 20 and a rear admiral upon I from 1500 to 1600. All child Raymer of VA-44 prior to takeoff for filming of aerial shots
assuming the command. Capt. Reedy had been commanding to be used in the hurricane film. VA-44 and other local squadronsare
officer of NAS Jax since July 1959. ren are welcome. lending him a hand in his movie making.



Page 4 JAX Ant NEWS 17 August 1961

15 Career Navy

Men Are Retired

Here Since JuneFifteen : I1; i* c

career Navy men total-
ing 313 years of active duty .sea
throughout the world, 't #eGit $

their lengthy careers and { >
been transfered to the
Reserve during the
June, July and August
NAS Jax.
John L. Patton, ADRC,
July 7 after a 20-year I
the Navy which ended i =1

Aircraft Maintenance _
ment here. Patton, who

at 6339 Burgundy Road, t q .. r m k
work for a local real

agency.Another retiree, ., t.Y3L
Christy, ADC/AP, who 7.d t\\
June 28 after a 20-year
also plans to reside in i
at 7317 Ortega Hills f.
: i
Christy's last duty was '..T 4J "
Division 7 : :
Flight ,

partment. ...
Allen C. Johns, who 4. ":: ,:.;0.. .
: ...
sides at 2337 Lakeshore ___ :: :':.:,"::2...<.>'.,:.",,"''lt, .
family, retired Aug. 3 .NI! flIj
24-year Navy career.
served aboard the
Homme Richard and

t dolph, ended his tour
Ordnance and Gunnery
Operations.John :

T. Orr, CSC, who
a Jacksonville residence
London Bridge Lane,
from active Navy duty
17, ending his tour at the
missioned Officers Mess.
Baldwin, ADRC, who
July 6, now resides at
landra Circle W., after
in the Navy for 20
last duty here at NAS
in the Propeller Shop,
Maintenance Department.
Career Navyman
Sopkoviak, AKC, who
the Suply Department
tired Aug. 'J, after a retired't
cruise. Sopkoviak resides R
his family at 6635
Place in Jacksonvile. : j
\ %
Formerly with Naval : '
bile Training Unit, w{q. N\ YM
Wright, AOC, retired
after a 20-year tour of
duty. He and his family
at 5347 Glenwood Ave.

:, Another 20-year n
lard R. Hembree, ADJ1,
July 14 from his last .h I
duty with VP-18. He *
family returned to their
Murphy, N.C., where
will attend barbers

John H. McMillan,
tired July 18 after an
career of 20 years. \ t OM 1}'{{'
ended his last duty tour .
ley 3, NATTU, resides \ "
I family at 314 Pueble :: ::::::::: : i::

t Beach. 1-\\ '

, completed John P. the Lepley longest, ADCS ; \ :\ J

I duty of the group, ,
, 6 after devoting 27 years 3 t
! who had
Navy. Lepley, MORE THAN 300 YEARS SERVICE-The fifteen career Navy men shown here who joined
duty at Aircraft list of Fleet Reservists from NAS and other local units since early June, represent a total
resides at 2111 Bo
Peep some 313 years of honest and faithful service to their country and Ihe Navy. They are, in photo
Park. He will
W., Hyde ( ) Allen C. Johns, ADC, with his family being piped over the side on August 3 after 24 years
local food store.
age a ; ((2)) Gerald H. Christy, ADC/AP, receiving retirement orders: June 28 after 20 years: ((3))
Richard N. Schmidt, L. Patton ADRC, with family, retired on 20 years July 7: ((4)) John T. Orr, CSC, and wife
retired after 20 years in retirement on July 17: ((5)) Ruel H. Baldwin ADRC and wife, at his retirement July 6 after 20
on July 31, with his last : ((6)) Ambrose H. Sopkoviak, AKC and wife, at retirement after 21 years on August 1: ((7)
Ordnance and Gunnery L. Wright AOC, is piped over the side on retirement after 20 years July 17: ((8) Willard
Operations. Schmidt, who Hembree ADJ1, reecives retirement orders after 20 years service on July 14:- ((9)) John H. Mc-
at 3714 Colebrooke Drive, CSC, was piped over the side with his wife and son after completing 20 years on July 18:
to attend Jacksonville ( ) John P. Lepley, ADCS completed the longest lour of duty of ihe entire group, retiring on
and major in education. 6 after 27 years service: ((11) Richard N. Schmidt, AOCS, and wife, piped over the side July
Rodney A. Dunn, after he completed 20 years ((12)) Rodney A. Dunn- ADR1 accepts his retirement order on July
merly of Aircraft after completing 21 years3)'( ) Roy E. Akers ADJ1, was piped over the side on July 7 after
retired July 24 after 20 years: ((14)) James M. Kliss, AKC (second from right), accepts his retirement orders
a 21-year cruise. Dunn August 9 after completing 20 years, and ((15)) Wallace L. Lighifooi. ADR1, was piped over the side
at 1054 Owen Ave., Jax. June 30 after completing 20 years.
Roy E. Akers, ADJ1, :


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17 August 1961 JAX AIH MEWS Page S

Trophy RescheduledFor AwardIs JAX NEWSStronger AIR SPORTS !I

August 23The Cards, Steelers Eye

Iron Man Banquet date Jacksonville Battle Aug. 26The

has been re-scheduled, one day

later than previously planned,
for 3 ? + Pittsburg Steelers and the
Wednesday, August 23 at National Football League flag
1930 in the Mainside mess hall. St. Louis Cardinals, who play in

Comdr. W. J, Schub, NAS Jax Jacksonville's Gator Bowl on race.

Commanding Officer, will pre- Saturday night, August 26, have The Steelers gave up defensive

sent trophies and awards to w acquired veterans in off-season back Dickey Moegle, a top player

those groups and individuals who trades all of whom figure to for years, to the Dallas Cowboys

have been outstanding in Spring help both club's chances in the for tackle Dick Klein and half-
athletics. E I back Billy Butler. They traded

Frank Varrichine of Notre Dameto
Attack Squadron 44 will be
fi the Los Angles Rams for Lou
the recipient of their second leg
Michaels, former Kentucky great,
of the all-sports award, which
and sent Billy Ray Smith to the
will be the second time around h f
since last Spring. Their win was :%jI Baltimore Colts for defensive
decided by their intramural golf back Jackie Simpson, formerly of

and swimming victories, plus a Florida.

second place in bowling and a But the trade that has everyone
fourth in the softball circuit, TO PLAY HERE AUGUST 26-The biggest man, and per buzzing in Pittsburgh, is that
haps the toughest, in professional football, Big Daddy Lipscomb,
giving them a grand total of will be in the starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Sieelers in their which brought the biggest man

3,928 points. Two more season's clash with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug. 26 in Jacksonville's in football, 290 pound tackle Big

legs will clinch the trophy fora Gator Bowl stadium. Big Daddy, who came to the Steelers ina Daddy Lipscomb, to the Steelers.

place on the Hornet's wall for trade with Baltimore, holds aloft two youngsters (left photo) in addition to center Buzz Nutter,
at the Steelers training camp at Slippery Rock, Pa. Big Daddy I
keeps. from the Baltimore Colts. The
hits the scales at 290 pounds. AH eyes will be on Sam
Over 500 persons have been Etcheverry (right) who at 30 will be the oldest rookie in the Steelers sent the Colts end JimmyOrr

invited to attend the food fest NFL. Etcheverry has nine years of quarterbacking in the Joe Lewis and Dick Camp-
Canadian League behind him and is now battling two others bell in exchange.
which will feature steak the
as for the first string quarterback post for the Cardinals. Can
entree. Sam make it in the NFL? The year )1961 will tell. Tickets for "Any trade in pro football is

the pro game are on sale at Special Services, Bldg. 704. a big gamble", says Steeler coach

Buddy Parker. "But I think we

got six top players and we are
Football Meet SetA
Placity Carapellotti Back definitely strenghtened", he add

t Gym Aug. 22A ed.

From National MatchesChief touch football organiza- When the Cardinals traded
Golf TournamentSet
tional meeting has been ar- quarterback John Roach to the

ranged for Tuesday, August 22 Cleveland Browns, who since

Aviation Machinist Mate at 0930, in the athletic direc- At NAS Links have re-traded him to the Green
'1 \Vergil Placity, Small Arms Instructor Congress in 1903, which soughtto tor's office at the Mainside Bay Packers, they put former
at the NAS Pistol establish a core of American
Range, Notre Dame All-American GeorgeIzo
Gym. All commands interestedin
and Chief Aviation Fire Control marksmen, both civilian and mil- For August 27The on the spot. With Izo on hand
participation are
itary, which could compete on a
Technician Guido of
Carapellotti the Cards will have a quarter-
national level.Sailing requested to send an envoy Fleet, Shore, Retired, Civilian
NATTU, recently returned from back battle going. The Cards
for the pigskin season which is Golf Tournament will get
the U.S. National Rifle and Pis- lured Sam Etcheverry from the
scheduled to begin in Sep- underway on the Station golf
tol Matches held at Camp Perry, Canadian League and at the age
Club To tember. course Sunday, August 27, at 1300.
Ohio. The event was open to all Referees of 30 will be the oldest rookiein
military and civilian personnel, for the season will Ten-man teams will play nine the league. They also pickedup
meet at the gym on Monday, holes to determine the team
without qualification.Of Host Tri-Club rookie Charley Johnson from
August 28, at 1130.QS.R. champion. Prizes to be awarded
the two, Placity placed New Mexico State where he wasa
more often, winning a first placein will be for team low gross, individual top passer. It is expected that
Race 20The
the .38 caliber National Match August low gross and low net Etcheverry will need time for

Course. He also coped a sixth Navy Jax Sailing Club is [ T 5ZI Calloway. On the greens there'llbe adjustment and the entire leagueis

place, three ninth spots and a hosting a tri-club sailing race an 18-hole putting contest, waiting to see just how good
with awards
going to those closestto
twelfth in other hand gun com- to be held at the NAS Jax he really is.;
1. What famous baseball the pin on 3 and 7, the longest
record .
an impressive ,
course on Sunday, August 20. Tickets for the Steelers-Card-
player hit the first home in putt on 9, and three oneshotterson
there almost run
Both the Rudder Club and the inals game are on sale here to
2,700 shooters entered overall in Yankee Stadium? ten. Food and refreshmentswill
Florida Yacht Club will be repre- all hands at the Special Services
the slug fest. Neither man enteredthe sented. The three mile triangularcourse 2. Name the only golfer to be served at the 18th hole Department, Building 704, and

rifle events. is laid out on the St. represent the United States in following the linkster activities: are priced at $4 and $2 for reserved -
22 marks the date of the
The Army marched off with Johns River between the Officers' international competition as both August seats. Only a few good

the big booty, with three Sar- Club and the Fish Camp. amateur and professional. drawing for post starting times, seats are left and tickets are going
which will be at the
posted golf
geants First Class taking top Two races are scheduled for 3. Who is the only remaining fast, says Special Services.

honors in the .22, .38 and .45 the afternoon, the first one star- National Basketball Assn. coach shack is the .following day. Entryfee This seventh annual pro grid
calibers. The big bore champion, ting at 1430.A still active of the original 11 who game is sponsored by Jacksonville

William Blankenship, was also skippers meeting will beginat opened the 1946-47 season? Charities, with all proceeds goingto

the Grand Match winner in all the Sailing Club Boat Houseat 4. In what year was the first Will Host charity.
three calibers with the
1400. All personnel interestedin World Series baseball tilt played -
menal score of 2,631 out of a sailing are invited to attend.In ?
possible 2,700 points. 12th Armed Forces
the race at the Florida 5. Only one rookie in the ma- Adm. Monroe Is
The matches were created as Yacht Club last Sunday, Ens.
jor leagues has ever got 223 hits
an annual event by an Act of Ken Ries of NAS Cecil Field in a single season. Can you name Benefit Grid GameIt Named To Navy's

won the Rhodes Bantam class
other ? will be the Chicago Bears New PostRear
over three competitors, Space
(Answers to Quiz)
Reid Gets pitted against the Pittsburgh
Wimer for the only Navy Jax win. Six
other local sailing crafts were .LtSI UJ saJ1IlTd gBznqsAld Steelers for the second consecutive Adm. Jack P. Monroehas

Hole-in-One/ / On entered including two Bantams; m jo .ltuvM P.1ol'I 'gEL year in the 12th annual been picked to fill the Navy'snew

a Rebel; "Itchi Bon", a sailing 'xog peg uoisog eqjep palnJ Armed Forces Benefit football post of Director, Astronautics -

Station CourseFifteen whale boat; a catamaran and a tervifd qf5znqrnTd etC06I ; uatlA\ game at Soldier Field, Sept. 8. and Ranges Division.

year-old Reid Wimer, sailfish. 'I *PO: paAvjd nM. 8W1If5 For the seventh straight time, Admiral Monroe is currently

of CWO R. Wimer Sr., of will be commander of the Pacific Mis-
son saJuS PlzoM IlltJ eq.L 1sallad the game sponsored by
the NAS Dental Department, Mainside aOl"sog Chicago's four metropolitan daily sile Range, Pt. Mugu, Calif., but
Bowling will be relieved of that duty
shot an ace at the third hole of eqi jo spnqianv pen 'C newspapers which are membersof

the Station golf course last Season NearingThe CS6I tq urge; dno the Chicago Newspaper Pub- later this month by Rear Adm.
is currently
John E. Clark who
Friday. It was the first of his 1961 Mainside Intramural xepjty euj 10; peA id ptre Bf6ltrf lishers Assn. Sharing in the proceeds commander of Carrier Division

linkster career. Reid finishedthe Bowling Season is almost readyto urea; ino za'(reM eu; % zaq are Army Emergency Re- 16.

nine-hole trip with a 47. begin. The Deadline Entry date main 'I WM "jf '***H P9IJ '7CZ6I lief, the Navy Relief Society and
Mrs. and son the Air Force Aid .
Betty Gray Soci.ety.Fifteen
is '
for competition Friday, August 8 nzdy uo
were on hand for Wimer's big FOOTBALL REFEREE? Contact Ath-
18, and may be filed through the tumpBjg a>[OTA "1 'tuioq JMJJ previous Armed Forces

event. athletic director's office. elll P81PN. 'IIny eqvg "I games have netted $629,242.15. letic Director at Ext. 585.


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6 JAX AIR NEWS 17 August: 1961

'Mad Foxes' Prep If Yo'

For New Mercury Ask UsIn

Recovery FlightPatrol view of the many recent

plane hijackings, both the House
Squadron Five here at
and Senate considering billsto
NAS Jax is currently preparingto '
establish penalties to be im-
participate in the next Pro-
posed on hijackers. What mini-
ject Mercury flight, although no
announced date for the launchinghas mum or maximum penalty do

been made. you think should be set for such

.li t persons who endanger the safety
The famous "Mad Fox" squadron
and lives of the passengers and
is of the Project Mer-
crew of such hijacked planes?
cury Recovery Forces and as

such has been instrumental in "I do think the government

the successful recovery of both should impose
of the United States' astronauts, ,, a penalty on

Comdr. Alan B. Shepard Jr., and >''k t)X the hijackers to

Capt. Virgil I. Grissom. combat this j-

VP-5, commanded by Comdr. problem. I

Thomas H. Casey Jr., operates BOY'S CHOIR IN OUTDOOR CONCERT-This Boy's Choir from Rome Ga.. made up of SO think that the
P2V-5F bombers trained boys between the ages of eight and 14, will present the first outdoor concert to be held hereat maximum pen-
"Neptune" patrol NAS Jax in many years at the NAS BandsheU on Tuesday, August 22 beginning at 2000. All
which are long-range, land- military and civilian personnel, including the general public, are cordially invited to attend the alty should be

based, all-weather anti-submarine concert which will be free of charge. 20 years and

warfare planes. These aircraftare the minimum

electronics equipped devices with which the adds latest to EM Wives Plan Rome Boys Choir Sings penalty 15, dependMore shouldbe

their multi-mission capability, For Fall BowlingA ing on the circumstances invol-

allowing them to be used for the ved." Alton More, ADR3, VP16."I .
meeting to organize the
recovery mission. think that plane hijackers

The squadron is responsible for Fall EM Wives Bowling Lea- At Bandshell August 22The should get'cap-

the planning and execution of gue will be held at the Main- ital punishment

air-search operations for space- side Lounge, NAS Jacksonville, x for endangering

on Tuesday, August 29, 1961 at Choir of Rome will
craft launched in Project Mer- Boy's Ga. present the first ;: the lives of

cury tests off the Florida coast. 1930. All EM wives interestedin outdoor concert to be held at NAS Jax in many years on others and for

joinIng are cordially invitedto Tuesday, August 22. The concert will be given at the Band- the theft itself.

attend. League bowling will shell at 2000.
FOOTBALL REFEREE? Contact Athletic .. Afar as a
begin September 1, 1961. The Boys' Choir is comprisedof -- : minimum -
Director at Ext. 585. 50 trained boys between the one, military, civilian and the punishment
general public invited to at- ;: goes,
ages of eight and 14. It is spon- are r I think it depends -

sored the Club of Rome tend.
by Boys' ''' on the
r ivwnrt.bwMtiiCF4A fin+vn:
and was initially organized in Valdez motives of the

1955. hijacker and what country, he is

,.. The program for the eveningwill FLEET RESERVEASSOCIATION from." Teo Valdez, AE3, VA35."I .
include the following num-
don't think a plane hijacker
bers: "Alleluia", "Ave Maria",
should get the death penalty or
"Old South Medley", "Look for
Congress, from time to time,' anything that I
the Silver Lining", "Some Day I
due to pressure from various severe but I do
My Prince Will Come", "A I '
s 4f
groups, takes up the issue of think they
Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody",
closing the Armed Forces' com- should get a
"Singin' In The Rain", "Why DoI a,.:.y, is
missary stores. One argumentused maximum pri-
Love You?", "The Witch Doctor" -
-in favor of this is the abuseof son term according -
"Melody of Love", "I'm
the use of these stores by to what
Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover" -
military patrons. The commissarystores they did. A
"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" -
exist for one reason: To minimum pen- } p
"September Song", "When
I provide members of the Armed ality should also -
The Saints Go Marching In", and
'* "Do-Re-Mi." Forces and their dependents a be imposed

place to purchase food at a reasonably according t o Millard
The Choir is directed by Wil-
reduced price. Therefore, what they have done because we
liam R. Dixon former directorof
if the privilege is abused by do need some way to stop them."
music at the Grace Methodist
eligible patrons by buying mer- Pfc. James A. Millard, Marine
Church, St. Augustine, Fla.
chandise for persons not author- Barrracks."I .
The will arrive at NASat
AIRCRAFT FUELING TRAINING-Both trainees and instructors 1600 on Tuesday, August 22 ized to buy there, continuance of think life imprisonmentshould

gathered here last week to look over types of fuel the service is seriously affected. be imposed on plane hijackers -
during a five-day session on procedures of aircraft fueling. Examining depart Thursday, August
this when
"Explain are for the
fuel specimens during the training period are (left to 24. While here they will also you

right) D. R. Welch AB1, Aircraft Maintenance H. W. Haley, give a concert at the IndependentLife asked to abuse your privilege of maximum pen-

ADCS. NARTU; I. G. Sellers NAS Supply: E. W. Roderigas. Insurance Company and, the using the store-you won't be ; alty but not

Petroleum Inspector NAS Supply: Lcdr. E. C. Eliot Jax Beach Municipal Bandshell. loosing too much in a so-called the death sen-
Charge. Navy Fuel Depot: Comdr. W. H. Barnetl. NAS Supply
friend who gets angry at your tence. I think
The concert at NAS will be
Fuels Officer who conducted the school J. W. Anderson and "
CWO D. O. Thompson, both of NFD. presented refusal, says Walter Johnson, the minimum

President of Branch 126, Fleet penalty for hijackers -

EveryLakeshore3 Reserve Association. ,Johnson *. ..;. # should

Fuel Training School For urges all military personnel to >,. '? be 10 years

guard their privileges with per- : r r which should

I sonal integrity, using them only :j help to dis-

Instructors CompletedSome for themselves and their depen- House courage fur-
bdrm air cond Mrs.I
; dents ,as authorized. ther hijacking. Ernest S. House,
70 from NAS John Kearney EV 7-1337.
and squadrons persons based here aircraft refueling. I. R. Sellers Oak Hill Manor-3 bdrm $300 dn, Shipmate Johnson also pointedout Metalsmith Aviation, O&R.
com- $61 per mo; R. J. Devine SP 17161. the need locally for mili-
pleted a five day Aircraft Fuel- NAS Fuel Supervisor, and C. A. Normandy Village-3 bdrm 2 bath tary personnel willing to work NAS Ext. 8433, or Harold Mc-

ing Training Program last Fri- Schoder, Manager, Transport Ser- furn kit; H. G. Robertson AMCS EV 4. with civic organizations in their Quaig, NAS Ext. 8219, for information -

day. The. program was sponsoredby vice, presented talks on proce- 6769.
the FRA.
I Normandy Village-3bdrm, 2 bath community. The churches, scout on
dures for operating and loading
Captain James J. Davis Jr.
$87 per mo A. L. Eulenfeld, EV 9-7175. and many other equally *
Supply Officer, ComNabSix and refuelers. Sellers also gave a lec- Leaving Aug 22-11. at 4628 Mother I useful organizations are vitallyin The board of directors of Jack-.
NAS Jax and conducted by Lcdr. ture on fuel contamination. J. W. Hubbard Dr., 3 bdrm 2 bath Ira Blo-
lock 1.0537.Normandy need of assistance, experienceand sonville Branch 91, Fleet Re-
W. H. Barnett, NAS Supply De- Anderson, Petroleum, Inspector Jr. SP
partment Fuels Officer. Naval Fuel Depot, and R. A. Village-3 bdrm $350 dn leadership. "Make civic func- serve Association, will meet tonight -
$76.50 per mo; P Vallaro EV -8750 tions your responsibility todayso August 17. All membersare
The purpose of the programwas Wilson, Superintendent NFD, CB Home-3 bdrm, $80 per mo; J. L.
have invited sit in the
that we may more responsible to on ses-
to train persons as instruc- presented talks on quality con- Mine Jr., CO 58364. "
tors and quality control repre- trol and bulk handling, with the Avondale bdrm kit equip; Mrs. citizens tomorrow, said sion.

sentatives in the squadron's Fuel final lecture on safety proce- English Ext. 220/235 or EV 8-6033. Johnson.A Branch 91 will sponsor its annual -
Furn Apt-Rlvertide, 3 rmi, prl bath
social, sponsored by the pork barbeque at the Club
dures for aircraft refueling given
Handling Training Program. & entr adults; AArt. Edward Smith, 749
Trainees heard a series of lec- by R.J. Baxter, AMSC, Line Chiefof King St.Wanted. Branch corporation, will be held House, 8554 Roosevelt Blvd., on

tures given by safety officers Aircraft Maintenance Depart; to Rent-unfurn, 4 'bdrm, at the Yukon Meeting Hall, Au- Labor Day, September 4, with

and fuel supervisors. Lcdr. 'L.G. ment. Riverside, Avondale, Ortega or Venetia, gust 26, at 2000. All members, serving beginning at 1200 and
EV 8-7284.
J. R. Pergh
Aviation Officer Lcdr. E. C. Eliot Officer in their wives and friends are in- continuing until 2000. The gen-
Gifford, Safety ; Southiide rm, 2 bdrm, unfurn, $70
Charles D. Able, Safety Super- Charge of the Navy Fuel Depot, per mo; Mrs. Scott CH 9-4886. vited. The regular meeting of eral public is invited to attend.

intendent; and Chief Fire Inspector and Fire Prevention Captain, W. Jax Beach-unfurn, 3 bdrm, 218 13th the Branch will be tonight, Au- Donations for the meals will be
Ave N.; Padrlck EV 7.3658 after 1615. 17.Call $1.25 for adults and 75 cents for
also at gust
Ben B. Ballering, gave H. Hardin, were present Orange Park-1 bdrm furn cottage,
either Walter Johnson children under 12.Page .
hazards involved in the conference. ,
lectures on $45; F. F. Mueller CO 4-9264.