Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: June 18, 1959
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville -- Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Coordinates: 30.235833 x -81.680556 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
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Aircraft Maintenance J 14

Open For Business July 1

Another major unit will be added to the organizational

structure of the Naval Air Station on July 1, when the Air-

craft Maintenance Department officially goes into operation.

Creation of the new ,activity is will
of Operations Department
<} L the result of the disestablishmentof
also be absorbed into the new
locally-based Fleet Aircraft
department, along with Fasron
Service Squadrons 6 and 109.The
6 and 109. The majority of Fas-
two squadrons are among the first
ron personnel will be transferredto
of Fasrons to be abolishedby
group the new unit, as well as ma-
the Navy in a move to com-
terial, facilities, and all NAS-
bine the parallel functions now
performed by Fasron and Air
Station personnel.THE Some 400 enlisted personneland
24 officers will be transfer-
MAINTENANCE division ,_ ...
0<9'A "
DEPT INSPECTION- red to me IMAO command ui uc;
Touring shops spaces for the -_---.- ---- -- -- ---- --- -- move. Of the group transferred,

Station's new Aircraft Main- 14 officers and 380 men will con-

tenance Department Comdr. C. tinue in their positions in the new
L. Hodgen (center), who will
which will h a v e
head the new unit stops to
inspect work being done on an Jf1X Building 200, presently occupied

aircraft engine. Accmpanying by Fasron Six, as headquarters',
Comdr. Hodgen are the newunit's who
four warrant officers. COMDR. C. U Hodgen,

Left to right are Andrew Hol- .h5 .tea. has been coordinating the re-

land, Avionics branch: Edmond orgahization, is expected to head
Spires, power plant Comdr. --- the new department. He was
Hodgen: Conrad Harris, air- I
frames; and John Dmoch ordnance Vol. 17 No. 15 U.S.N.A.S. Jacksonville, Florida 18 June 1959 (Continued on Page 8, Col. 5)) \

NATTCenterOpens' I { z a I Promotions Bright For

New I1HF August PO AspirantsThe

Y. promotion picture looks bright for Navy enlisted

personnel scheduled to take August service-wide petty officer

Retail StoreWithin exams, it is reported.The layed substitute examinationsmust
Bureau of Naval Personnel, submitted
be to the Naval
24 hours after a in its pre-examination promotion Examining Center at Great Lakes

three-hour blaze completely estimates, is reported to antici- not later than one .month after
:t pate well over 1,000 more ad-
gutted the NATTCenter Navy 4 t the examinations are held.
vancements to grade E-6 in Au-
Exchange facility last Thurs-
gust than were made as a resultof
day, Navy Exchange services the testing session.It .
were made available in Build- Capt.
is expected that 70 to 100
ing 590 on a limited scale. .
} percent of the E-5s in 28 rates
Normal retail service has now who pass the test can be ad- Leaves Center
been resumed in the temporary s : esti-
vanced. Other promotion
quarters, where cigarettes, toilet mates include about 14,000 ad-
articles,cameras and film, etc: are and 30,000
vancements to E-5, Post SaturdayCapt.
avail ble. A barber shop, laundryand E'r promotions to E-4.

dry cleaning pick-up service Enlisted personnel have been Charles L. Moore Jr.,

. are in operation, and tailoring }XA4W.S. warned that any request for de- commanding officer of the Naval

service is expected to begin soon. NEW EXCHANGE OPENS First purchase at the emergency Air Technical Training Center

BREAKFAST and short order Navy Exchange at NATTCenier was made by Comdr. Wil for the past 28 months, will be
food service is available at the fred E. Fleshman, who will become commanding officer June Employees Due June 20 dur-
20, from Mrs. Alice Harris. The temporary Exchange in Build relieved Saturday,
NATTC Enlisted Men's Club, ing 590 was ready for operation come 24 hours after the fire 3-Day HolidayPresident ing a change of'command cere-
Building 593. New hours of oper- razed the old location. (Fire Photos Story on Page 6)) mony and regimental 'review.A .
ation have been extended to 0630- Eisenhower has
veteran Navy pilot with two
2300 Monday through Saturday, signed an executive order giv-
and 1200-2300 on Sunday. TRAFFIC LANE LIGHTSGOUPONYORKTOWN ing federal employees a three- Distinguished Flying Crosses and
Fourthof an Air Medal, Capt. Moore, while
day holiday over the
THE NATTC Exchange is
July weekend.The commanding officer of Fighter
operating on the same hours as Squadron 41 aboard the USS
order was necessary because -
before the fire, 1000 to 1730 July 4 falls on a Satur- Ranger, participated in a strikeon

daily, and 0900 to 1200 on Satur- Installation of two sets of traffic lane control lights ,on day this year. Employees will Bodo, Norway, north of the

Yorktown Avenue, the Station's main thoroughfare, has been be given the day off on Fri- Arctic Circle.
day.Plans completed. They are expected to be in operation sometime WHILE ABOARD the aircraft
day, July 3.
have been made to estab-
eh' I* '' i na. tIt
; (Continued on Page 8, Col. 5))
be placed"later on in areas between -
lish a system of handling patrons'claims marks the first change in
Patoka and Mustin and

watches for, photography laundry, dry, etc.cleaning that, nals traffic in control 19 years.via The overhead four-way sig- Mustin town. and Allegheny on York- f : = : ;' : : : ';

were lost in the fire.EXCHANGE. town traffic, light has been at Mustin the and only York-such! MANUALLY controlled, the ;; f Fi ;

light aboard the Station since it lane signals i are expected to
greatly improve the flow of incoming -
SETS was commissioned in October,
1940. and outgoing traffic dur- i'a', s

CLAIMS RULESThe ing the peak hours of 06000800and
ONE SET OF lane lights have f
1530-1645. It will also be
Navy Exchange Officer I, been installed by Public Works a '
great help to visitors who will be v.
suggests the following procedure at Allegheny and Yorktown, near
sure now to get in the correct
for filing claims for laun- the main gate, and another at lane. ,

dry, dry cleaning, tailoring, Patoka and Yorktown, near the
shoe repair, photofinishing and main Administration Building. Some 17,000 vehicles pass '

watch repairs lost in the fire Plans'call for two more sets to through the main gate of the i '

at Building 517. Station during a 24-hour period, i

1. Patrons should bring School Honors To Helms, Security i Department reports.

claims to the Navy Exchange During the peak rush hours it is ;<< Y.&r. Berry, Schwanderman estimated that between 3500 and "f.'lj v ," ".os "i n 1<<'"
Office, Building 898 (Ext-8502)) $ "
Monday through Friday from Perrin Berry, AKAA, of Lex- 4000 cars enter and leave the : ; t ( ,. Jti

0800 to 1500. ington, N.C., was out in front of Station. ; > :) : >< : J

2. Claim checks must be graduates from Aviation Store- ;,A ";"<"". ; ,,. *% t%?:a{. \H:4\ : ;,;wj't: *> ( ,'

presented with all claims. keeper School's next-to-last grad- Another project for the future, i.l '; !/ ,::' t. { .f :JII 1' ; ," ,

3. Reimbursement will be .uating class. still not firmed up, includes the :i; :: : i.;; :'k ;:, :, 1 p j; >}}.:,, :
; ,, ;;: >..;r., ':'''':':' '!;:r: :!Wi'x: : :; ;::,: >' ->
: t"
made by check approximatelyfour Duo of honormen from Aviation installation of four: "stop and go" ttl:;: : '";'> ;' :: -fi: < ; : :,;,;:,; Y'Jf

Electrician's Mate Class "A" LANE LIGHTS INSTALLED Expected to go into operation
after claim is lights to be erected at the main
(4) days
school were Claude Schwander- sometime this week is this set of traffic lane lights at
presented gate to be controlled by personnel Yorktown and Allegheny. Another set has been installed at
AEIAA, of Miami Fla. and
man ,
4. All claims should be presented Yorktown and Paloka. The lane signals will be' used to control
at the the circum-
.. prior, to, July 1, 1959. Robert Helms, AEMAN, of An- gateas flow of traffic during peak hours in the>morning and evening
9 thony, Kan. stances'dictate. and whenever the situation warrants.NEW .



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I ; 18 June 1959 Td


-S You Can't Beat Credit Union

.A.aIKboa.m. Witon It (omes To CreditCAPTAIN'S

Capt. Elliott W. Pariah Jr. __ .__...__ Commanding Officer ..-.. -- -- -- -
Capt Crayiton H. Weber_.'........ ....--.I.... _......._ .... ... ......... Executive Officer credit? Know what a
NAB llxf riM Alt Jacksonville Credit is a word many peopie shop for (This is the first answer to

Rear Adam Kenneth Craig ..... .......................?.... .. .... ........................... ...... Commander don't fully comprehend. fair rate is? Who gets the benefits our
Capt Ceorire K. Luker .........._....?..........,?,............. ................ Chief of Staff Fairfax ? Are you appeal, June 4 issue of Jax Air
Capt Macpbenon Williams ?............ .................................. Chief of Staff NAB Six Credit means paying interestto of intrest you pay News, "Which is the oldest
net Lb Wing Eleven for purchasing a aware that various states' bylaws of
Capt Robert M. Milner ...................................................................... ................ Commander someone rates of interest the U.S. military( services?" if,
Capt Charles L. Lambing ....................................................................... Chief Staff Officer commodity, including money. permit various not too late for readers to
Navel Air Technical Training Center What you pay, how much you ? And do you know that interest add,
Capt Charles L. Moor. Jr. .....................................................,........ Commanding Officer' how dependson by Federal their comments. One letter will
Comdr. Wilfred B. rieahman ............................-..?., Executive Officer pay, and you pay rates charged be printed each week).
Naval Hospital the person or organizationfrom Credit Unions is determined by
Capt Alton C. Abernethy .................................................................. Commanding Officer Settlor
Capt John G. :Fader -.......?.._...........................................-........................ Executive Officer whom you obtain credit. Congress? The Continental Congress .

Capt F. H. Holt ...................................,,......ARTII.......................... Commanding Officer STATISTICS show that two It costs a person from $4.50 to all three military established
Comdr. William E. Hardy .............................. ....-..........:...................... Executive Officer out of three American familiesare $8 a year to borrow $100 from a branches in the year 1775, the
using somebody else's bank $16 to $19.50to
money commercial ; Army on June, 15, the Navy
Printed commercially with non-appropiated funds In Jacksonville Florida and, of cburse are paying interest. borrow from a small loan com on
at no expense to the government and in compliance with NAVKXOS! P-< Rev July 199ft. Distributed free of charge to military and civilian personnel When buying shoes, clothing, pany, and $6 to $12 through Installment November 10.
ef Fleet Air Jacksonville. Naval Corps on ,
Air Station Naval Air Technical Training
Naval Center HotpitaL Fleet Air Wing 11 Naval Air Reserve Training Unit and the U. S. food and such, we can see the I sales buying. There is a difference of opinion j

Service Information Officer .................... Comdr. Lewis F. Kellerman price charged and understand THE JAX Navy Federal Credit as to which branch was in
Assistant Service Information Officer .................. Andrew H. Planey fairly well the costs involved. Union, like all credit unions,lends actual operation first.
Editor-Gordon Robbie; Staff Reporters-Alba Paterson: Ron Davis, AN; Most people also know too lit to members at one percent number
Gene money Question
Hagan JOS A. Staff Photographer-Joseph O'Brien, Pitt. one which
The Jax Air New is a member of the Armed Fora* Press Service. tle about the cost of credit. Do a month. This amounts to appeared in the military section "
Material appearing in this publication can be reprinted prvvlding credit is you understand how much you're about $6.50 a month on a loan of examination
given. Photographs, unlem otherwise credited are official U. S. Navy Photo of CPO of 1948:
trap**. paying in interest? $100, and in some cases, x>nly According to seniority, whichof

extensions Editorial: KM.office 6M, located J71 or 111.Room tM. Main Administration Building. Phone DO YOU know also how to $4.88 monthly.II the below service would leada
.. .. L.A.L_
you Wisn luruier uuummuiui mass parade?

Hospital Chief on the Credit Union, call at the (a) Army (b) Navy (c) Marine .

Credit Union Office, next to the Corps (d) National Guard

Station banking facility The answer is found in the
Cited For Fine Naval Landing Force Manual.)

West Point would lead all, then
Clinical WorkA r West Coasters Top Naval Academy and then the

1 1f t.. AE School ClassesTwo branches of services.

chief hospitalman at the West Coast lads carried Charles Weeks AOC

Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, was t f the honors at Aviation Electrician (Editor's Note): What about
commended by Capt. Alton C:
the Air cadets and CoastGuard
Mate Class "A" School Force! :
Abernethy, commanding officer, t; graduation at NATTCenter last Academy cadets who, in

for services rendered while serv- I.. week. that order, follow the middies
ing in the Clinical and Patho- _:
but the Also
i ic: Honormen Bruce Andrews, precede Army? we
logic of
Laboratory the Hospital.
AEAN, or Corvallis, Oregon, will think you'll find that as of August
William Harrison, HMC, who stay in Florida with Fitron 101, 9, 1876, the Marine Corps
has headed the laboratory since t takes precedence over the Navy
at Key West. Larry Paxton, AE
reporting aboard three years ago, :; AN, of Seattle, goes home to in parade formation.

received his commendation. last Washington with duty at Whid- The year 1775 is correct,but we

Friday. by Island.At know the Army will take issue

Captain Abernethy commended with the June 15 birth date.
AE "B" school, John P.
Harrison for "the services rend-
Jellerman, AE1, of St. Paul
S ,
ered while serving as the Senior
Petty Officer in the Clinical and k Minn., led the graduating class I BREEZES I
Pathologic Laboratory. x, ; ; this week. Gellerman has been

-.. <-I ..- ( ._ transferred; to N A S Oakland, A young student was attempting
"During the past 37 months
COMMENDATION William Harrison,.HMC. Calif. to leap across a ditch in the
you have administered the department is commended by Capt Alton C. Abernethy, Hospital command street when he fell backwardsinto
with superior compet- ing officer, for services rendered while attached to the Clinical similar to Rangoon. the excavation.
ency and lent your varied tech- and Pathologic Lab at the Hospital. Harrison, who received the Revised tours are in effect
citation last Friday, has been transferred to the Norfolk-bated at As he struggled to get out, a
nical skills to the in Goose
departments. USS Bethelgeuse. Bay; Labrador and Haiti. beatnik came by and placed a
which they were most needed. The tour at Goose Bay remains
fatherly hand on the student'shead
"Due in large part to your 24 months with dependents bthe ut out
Uniform O'Seas Tours : "Don't bother to get ,
services, the competency of the "all others" category has kid. You're better off down
department has been maintainedin been reduced from 18 to 15 there." .

spite of progressively increas- Changes Announced months.On S

ing work load over the past 12 The Defense'-' Haiti the tour with family First Recruit: "What are you

months. Your actions of profes- added five Department has Armed Forces personnel has been upped from 24 to 36 doing with your socks on wrong-
new areas to the uni- assigned
sional skill has been in
keeping months. For
all other "
form tour duty in Laos will personnel, ?
with the overseas regulation and serve a 24-
highest traditions of the either
single or unaccompanied Second Recruit feet were
revised others. The new areas tour if accompanied by : "My
Hospital States Corps"* of the United are Corsica, New Zealand, Laos, their families, with 12 months by dependents, the tour has been so hot I decided to turn the hose
Navy. raised
from 18 to "
Burma and Indonesia. established for all others. 24 months. on them.
Harrison has been transferredto THE DEFENSE.Department *
Effective' May 6 the tour Jn Burma (
on except Rangoon) the
the USS Bethelgeuse, an aviation Corsica became 18 months withno length of duty will be 24 months established uniform foreign duty Jack: "My girl laughed at men

supply ship home ported at dependents allowed, defense if accompanied by tours for military personnel o because 1 couldn't tear the phonebook
Norfolk, Va. officials said. 12 months for all other cate July than 1 100, 1958, which covered more in two, so 1 decided to do

ON NEW ZEALAND the tour gories. Rangoon's t 0 uris 24 Standard overseas areas. something about it. Now I can

All Saints Chapel now is 36 months with depend- months with family present and generally calls pattern for for the tours tear "the phone book apart with
ents and 24 months for all others. 14 'months for the rest. 36 months ease.
Slates for persons with depend Chuck: 'What did you do, exercise -
Dr. (except Djakarta) ents and 24 month-tours for ?" !

Reverend Dr. James Cle- I Divinv I has for the same Burma tour with as that adopted those who are single or without Jack: "No, I moved to a small'

land. Dean of the Chanel at Duke Djakarta dependents on station. (AFPSi er tMN71."

University, Durham, N. C., will "

be guest preacher at the 0930 I Services I I And odoyIlI
service at All Saints Chapel. Sun- Think Things Are Rouah T !
day, June 21. Sunday June 21 ..., .
jiavai juiutc was H oil rugged -
A native of Scotland, Dr. Cle- ALL SAINTS' CHAPEL in the days of Richard the or other weapon with intent to feathers or down should then

land is an outstanding preacher, 0930 Sunday? School, three- Lion Hearted. strike another, or of striking be strewn upon it, for the dis-

who in recent weeks, has been year-olds through adults, Build In 1190, he drew up these another so as\ to draw blood, tinguishing of the offender;

guest preacher at the Indiana ing 722; Service of Divine Wor- rules, the first made by an should lose his hand. and upon the first occasion the

Methodist Conference and visit- ship, Chaplain Beatty. I English king to apply spec- Anyone striking with the offender should be put on
ing lecturer at the Western Uni- 1100 Service of Worship. ifically to discipline on' naval hand, no blood being shed, shore. -

versity of Ontario.In 1830 Teen-Age Fellowship, ships. should be dipt (sic) three Some of Richard's successors

addition to being preacherto Small Chapel; Senior Hi Fellow- .Anyone that should kill times. into the sea. were equally ingenious. For

the University at Duke, he is ship. Building 722. another on board ship should Anyone or contumelious uttering opprobrious ,example, man guilty of sleep-
1930 ,- United Fellowship of be tied to the dead body and words to fourth
ing on watch for the
also James B. Duke the
Professor of insulting
Protestants 722. or-cursing of
Building thrown into the sea. an- time, during the reign of Hen
Preaching in the Divinity, Schoolof ST. EDW AnD'S CHAPEL other should, on each each occasion -
Anyone that should kill ry VHI, was tied to the bow-
0830 and 1100 pay one ounce of silver
Duke University. Sunday Mass. another on land should be tied to the injured persoh. sprit and given a biscuit, a can
Other services at All Saints ST. LUKE'S CHAPEL td the dead and buried
ANYONE LAWFULLY of beer, and a knife, so he
Kara Hospital with it in the earth.ANYONE .
Chapel this Sunday will include
0630 Sunday Mass. convicted of theft should have could make an interesting

Chaplain Prickett at 0830, and 0930 Protestant Service of LAWFULLY his head shaven and boiling choice-starve to death or cut

Chaplain Beatty at 1100. Divine Worship. convicted of drawing a knife pitch poured upon it, and his bonds and fall into the sea.





1 18 June 1959 JAX Am MEWS Page 3

Divers Set Records In Foot-By-Foot;

mr :r 9 J Underwater Search In Salvage Job

and salvage operationsare
tir estimated .speed of 45Q>.
searches are known to have been at an ,
being conducted by Naval .
of miles hour: Cause of the1 accident ;*
..3 conducted with use of specialized per
Station divers.
Air "
Cr, This tacked equipment, the recent mission to was not determined. ,
phrase inconspku-
dd said have been Salvaging operations were begun -
the Lake George is to
ously a story involving
'ill i the local six-man detach-
the first known underwatersearch by
crash of a Navy aircraft in the
the same day the accident
covering such an expans- ment
ocean, lake, or river is an under-
tea statement if their ever was one. ive area, according to Johnny occurred, and continued approximately -

"S- a A curious look beyond the lit- Starr, BMC, in charge of the op- 26 days.According .
ry fit eration. Starr the 13-.
will deeds to ,
tle phrase uncover ,
he some even boardering on the The mission was successfully hour daily routine began at 0530

on sensational, of a diligent crew accomplished foot by foot by six with sounding of reveille, followed -

u attached to the Boat Division of divers attached to the Boat Divi- by "man your station" calls.

the Naval fdr, Station Jackson sion. Following word that four Work was not concluded until

n- : A' ville's Operations Department. Navymen from Heavy AttackSquadron 1900 each night.

inch b DIVERS attached to the Boat Seven at NAS Sanford
The first few days were spentin
Division broke all, known world failed to eject when their jet search of victims' bodies.

records in a foot-by-foot under- bomber crashed into Lake George Starr pointed out that many vari-

on water search of 13 square acres during a routine training mission, ous techniques were ,used in an

ii: : for remains of four Navy crew- the divers left NAS. effort to recover personnel as
chad EYE WITNESS, reports, made
men and an A3D jet bomber soon as possible.
which crashed into nearby Lake by fishermen in the area, pro-
George recently. claimed that the plane exploded INCLUDED was use of net

a.'d. it crashed into the water seining equipment used by com-
Although similar large area
f V : ;: : mercial- fishermen.- Attached to
e the 900 foot sein were cones,

1 s.I which sank upon striking underwater
11..n 1n objects. When this occurred -

']e i vY ,. the divers submerged into

... ,.. I the dark, muddy water, where
F: { J
11 tM*1 they investigated the snagged

v i*l' ,, Often would discover
:.It ::1i : irea. they
,, "
: 1: Af- 8" ::'<':' "t parts of equipment from the

stn ... _._....._._.__.__.'.mn.....___.______._ plane.A .
'Se s "IN FLORIDA-IMPOSSIBLE" Thai's what you might ; ; number of times,divers were
lay when it is pointed out that those dark marks which appearto reported to have been trapped
I- be barnacles on equipment aboard a YSD used'by NAS Jax among the nebs for several min-
divers are really mosquitoes. During their recent salvage opera-
ates. However, they managed
18Y tions on Lake George the local divers encountered many eels, L
poisonous snakes, and alligators, one 14 feet long. : : : ::lear themselves from the entanglement -
each time.

e After only a couple days of extensive -
e Hope For Committee StudyOf searching, bodies of the

four crewmen were discovered,
and carried to the surface by the

I Classified Pay ScalesSponsors ,, i divers. A crane, powered by dual

< Jet engines, was used in hoisting

of a resolution to set up a joint congressional com- 11_ __:SIi:<_ '" ,,,..,, 'OJ "" -------- heavy equipment and parts to
mittee on Federal pay to make annual recommendations on the TAKING COVER Members of the NAS Jax deep sea the surface. '

adjustment, Government salaries are hopeful it will, be approvedby diving team take cover from.a thick horde of Florida-type mos WATER 11 to 14 feet deep,
this quitoes during salvage operations for recovery of Navy plane
Congress year. Those supporting such a resolution following crash in Lake George. Masses of mosquitoes, consid- the search was accomplished by
1 The resolution would create a contend that under the ered one of the biggest hinderances during the operation, can use of' a 200 foot line, laid by
committee that would make con- it takes for be seen directly beneath the life preserver. Shown inside the boat, and attached to weights on
1S tinuous studies of classified em- present system years (cabin of the diving boat "African Queen" are (left to right) each end. "Frogmen" covered an
Congress to adjust Federal pay,, BMC and Sylvester Yarborough -
ployees pay scales and the vari- Alfred Brady DC2; Herschel Hinsley. ; area of approximately five feeton
with the result that Government .
, DC1.
1 ous economic and other factors employees never do catch up with each dive, making the searchas

involved and annually would rising living costs and standardsand thorough as possible.
,make its' proposals for whateverpay Enrolled In85Day
adjustments it saw fit to the also the Federal service nev- 60 Florida Boots Primary salvage work was done

L1 er can compete equitably with :from a diving boat and YSD.The
Civil Serv-
full Senate and House
industry in the matter of pay. divers' home while on the expedition -
ice Committees.Such At NARTU
Training was aboard the YSD,
e a resolution is a practical Benefits where they worked, ate and' slept.
solution to the problem of keep- Injury
e The Navy in Jax is transposing 1 to include STARR declared that under-
Damage Control (
ing Federal salaries as up to sailors in I tary,
into a
date as possible in regards to Seen Going Up civilians- Atomic Warfare), and Ordnance water visibility was near zero,
living costs and competitive pay short 85 days.' Physical Fitness and Seamanship and that temperatures at the

e practices in industry, declare the Government employee injury A boot school, known as the are other subjects to be surface during the hot hours of

. compensation benefits might be Accelerated Recruit/Airman Pro- taught.On the days "must have been at
.eJ sponsors.
: in for some liberalization if a gram, for young men of high of their Naval least 120 degrees." Among the

bill sponsored by Rep. Weir school age, began this week at completion water creatures encountered were

11h Official Navy (D-Minn.) gets favorable reaction NARTU Jax, with 60 reportingfrom indoctrination training at NAR- water snakes and eels, and alli-
TU Jar, the group will be well
in Congress.The Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami gators, one of which was said to
solon has drawn up a bill and other parts of :Florida. In orientated on the Navy-way have exceeded 14 feet in length.

In Debut to provide injury compensation addition, 23 attached to Organized ,, operating. The last portion of the
Flag 85-day period will be utilized on Mosquitoes were the biggest
benefits to Federal employees Naval Air Reserve Squadronsof
: designed to in the entire
I speciality subjects handicap operation.
The Navy's official flagthefirst when injuries recur, based on NAS Atlanta, are in attend-
to the: said that at times
aid them in advancing Starr mosquitoes -
in its 184-year historymadeits their present salaries, accordingto ance.
I next rating'of Airman Appren- were so thick they actually
initial public appearance at reliable sources. "THE HOME of the Weekend
tice. hindered their working. "Some
David Taylor Model Basin at Warriors" will be more than
Lake George fishermen declare
Carderock, Md. at a retirement "home" to the Recruits, as they I Normally, the Navy requires 18
that they are so thick they could
ceremony for Rear Adm. Albert will live on the Station duringthe : months for a Recruit to advanceto "
easily put out a small fire,
Mumma. entire schooling, with no 11- Apprentice. However, by attending asserted.NO .

The dark blue flag with a yel- berty ashore granted for the first the NARTU Jax Boot CASUALTIES were reported -
low fringe has a center device of rr five weeks.
School the Recruit can the Lake
prepare on George expedi-
the inner design of the Depart- An atmosphere of Great Laks
himself for advancement 'with tion, due to proper supervisionand
ment of the Navy seal within a Boot Camp already has settled
circular yellow edging. Beneath upon the NARTU premises, with only six months' membership in knowledge of correct diving

this is a yellow scroll with 4i Military Drill the order of the the Organized Naval Air Reserve.A procedures.

"United States Navy" inscribedin day, every day. Other than Starr and Herschel

blue. During their complete Navy proud parent called the Hensley, BMC, master divers in

Former Secretary of the Navy boot training, the "White Hats" newspaper and reported the birthof charge, the team was composed

Thomas Gates Jr., submitted the i will follow a full schedule of twins. of Herbert Davis, DCC; George
classroom work. Moral Guidanceand Cummins MRC Yar-
flag design for President Eisenhower's ." The girl at the' news desk
approval on April 24. "Ji. Personal Hygiene will tie didn't catch the message over the brough, DC1; Alfred Brady, DC2;
T emphasized in the school's syllabus and Joseph Vincent EN3. Also
familiar to Navy
Another flag < phone. "Will you repeat that?
personnel, blue and white witha and classds will be taughtin she asked. assisting was "Captain" R. L.
diamond the following general subJects Marshall, BMC: All are attachedto
fouled anchor in the ,
Here is the Navy's official : "Not if I can help it," was the the NAS Jax Operations boat
is actually the Navy Infantry Navy flag, the first in theNaYJ"s
Flag. 184-year history. RECRUIT Indoctrination, Mili- reply. division.




18 June

II Perhaps Peter Piper Picked Peck of Pickled PerihelionsOh With The

for the good old days manly little fellow who recites: ture. "Z" is for zenith, the pointin back to familiar ground? Maybeyou
when kindergarten kids learn- 14 'A' is for aphelion, which is the celestial sphere directly only think they do. ,
ed the alphabet from objects that point farthest from the sun overhead. TAKE WORK, for example. It's 4'

I of homely reference. "A" was, in the order of any member of Here are just a few of the something you go looking for, and .
for apple and "Z" as in zebra. the solar system. words common to satellite savvy: once you find it you go to it and

But moppets of this missile age 'C' is for conic section or the apogee, astronautics, celestial mechanics come home from it daily. It's .

had better get on the ball and curves generated by the intersec- ellipse, hyperbola, peri- something you try to get out of. y "
/):>rush up on their ballistics if tion of a plane with a cone of gee, perihelion and vector.If Here's the missile meaning of +

they want to be with It. revolution." they make your head swim, work: "A measurement of the 't. "a

1 THE SPACE era will revolu- AND SO ON down to "Z." But be grateful for the commoner product of force exerted times I: t ( r"

tionize the nursery as well as the where's our old buddy with the terms in the spaceman's vocabulary the distance of displacement" I '\ .... /'

college classroom, until tomorroWs stripes? Well, the space age has -weight, work, gravity, mass Nice work if you can get it. v .i.
: 1
teacher's pet will be the put Zeke the Zebra out to pas- and atmosphere. Do they pull you Maybe it beats working. t < 1... S, ",:,'"J
i1Jt1j1:\ i'f" ; '1:I;w.:'" 'If

'Cane Hunters Polio Insurance All of the speeches presentedat
the last meeting of MarNav

Host FamiliesLast Open To Station I I 2280 were demonstrative in nature
and it proved to be one of

Friday, some 250 dependents the most interesting sessions in
and guests attended Open Civilian WorkersPolio recent months.

House festivities, held yearly at L' insurance, providing pro- Phil Burnham led off with a

the start of the Hurricane sea- tection in the amount of $10,000.for demonstration of an aircraft air

son, at Airborne Early Warning { each individual covered by conditioning system and some of

Squadron Four. the policy, plus all expenses incurred the problems of pilot comfort in
Guests viewed scrap books and in a three-year period, is modern aircraft.

displays, admired trophies and open to civilian employees Bob King declared "It's Easy"
awards, and were conducted on through the Polio Insurance
and proceeded to show the club
a tour through a Super Con-
Group. just how easy it is to water sU ]
stellation on display in the squadron's -
Applications for enrollment or Paul Le Blanc gave an insight ]
hangar. : : renewal should be(submitted dur- into proper selection of maga-
of the HurricaneHunters'
Highlight ing the period June 22 through zines and'some pointers on what ]
the jIrilL
party was drawingfor
July 10.Those. types should be brought into the I
winning tickets, traded earlier -
for donations to Navy Relief who are already sub- home. Bob Gelles gave his advanced ]

Drive} for six prizes donated by scribers should renew their poli- project No. .1 on dental (
cies that in orderto health. He used interest-
local merchants. Squadron Com- during period a very ]
mander, Drexel E. Poynter turn- ; assure continuity of their con- ing cut-away model to demon ]

ed down a portable TV set when I tract. Other employees wishingto strate some of the problems of ..
obtain this protection for them- dental health. .
his was the first ticket drawn. ----
"THIS IS A SUPER-CONNIE" Pointing out the famous selves and their families shouldfill
Refreshments were served, and Hurricane Hunters' ,Insignia Caughey Deal, ADC introduceshis out application forms avail- Bill Kellogg captured the votesas
Comdr. Poynter officiated at cake daughters Sandra, age 8 and Georgia, age 12, to the sq ad. able from in speaker of the evening with
cutting ceremonies that also commemorated ron's equally famous Super Constellation. It was part of last representatives his presentation on the bassoon. (
the retirement, after Friday' Open House held br VW-4 for families of personnel Enjoying Overhaul and Repair, Public He gave a history of the instru- 1
the view from the pilot's seat Is young Michael Wallace Works, Supply, Comptroller, Security -
22 years, of Harold Atwell ADC. ment and played a few notes to
whose dad. Floyd, is PN3. Administration_ __u_ and_____ Industrial demonstrate its tone. j
Relations Departments.Cost .
FRA 126 Ladies Y Youngsters Be Taught to Swim of a family contract is Jim Wood was chairman of the ,\ ]t
evening in the absence of Paul
$4.00 a year, and of a single contract J
Select ChairmenNew '
With Aid of Red Cross Film BookletCross $2.00 a year. Payment of Underwood, who speaking at the .l
chairmen Jax Navy Club.
were appointedlast -- -
premiums may be made by per- <<
Thursday at the regular Do you have a young child whois .
ods of sonal check, bank or postal money )
meeting of Unit 126 Ladies Auxiliary afraid of water, or who loves artificial respiration. The Speeches delivered by Navy (0
order made I
I out to Pacific Mu- j
water much that afraidhe film was produced in line with
of the Fleet Reserve Asso- so you're tual Life Insurance Company.The Civilian Toastmasters at Tuesday 1night's
ciation held at the FRA Hall In doesn't realize the danger involved the booklet, "Teaching Johnny to session at Lake Shore ,
in swimming? Don't fret Swim.'.' Polio Insurance Group at ,
Yukon. Methodist C h u r c h educational ,
The film and booklet NAS Jax was organized nine
there's a helpful solution. are partof
Appointed were Mary Cantrell, building ranged from "Worry" to
Chaplain; Jean Murphy, mem- Maybe you've heard of the the Red Cross' program of years ago.Mother '"Socialism." :

bership; Colleen Rodrick, Sgt-at- many books and films issued a water safety, which was begun in
1914. : "And what did do The slow but gradual inroads, (
about why Johnny you
arms; Ike Hetz, hospital; Jean year or so ago
Culver, welfare; Liz Clark, couldn't read. Now there's a sim- Parents are recommended to while mother was out shopping, via the back door and the front .'
Americanism; Hazel Allen, his- ilar book and film out featuringthat purchase the booklet, which costs darling?" door, of Socialism in this country

torian; Zula Copeland, Activities; same little boy, Johnny, and 26 cents, including postage, from Little Precious: "I played post- was brought to the fore by Ezra ]
Ouida McDonald, publicity; Jean why he can't swim. the Red Cross Water Safety De- man, Mommy. I put a letter in Batte in his "How Far Are We '

4 Murphy, Parliamentarian; Edna Entitled, "Teaching Johnny to partment, 1 Red Cross Place, every mail box on the street. Into Socialism;" only eight per- ]
Yekales, refreshments; Earlene Swim," the film is available free Brooklyn, N.Y. The film may be They were real letters, too. I cent of our worries are actual

Semsch, Audit & Finance; Mary of charge for showing at meet- obtained through the NAS Jax found them in your dresser worries, with the others being

Grubbs and Liz Clark, color ings of parent's groups and other Red Cross Chapter located in drawer tied up with a blue rib- things we should not worry about,
l bearers; and Ouida McDonald, clubs through the Station Red Bldg. 39. bon." so said Bill Purcell in his "Let's 1

acting Jr. Past President. branch. Quit Worrying;" confusion on
The 16 mm film is 14% min- what to believe of what we read

utes long, and demonstrates vari- was pointed out by Aubrey Sil-
ous methods of teaching childrento vey in his talk on "Have We Got
swim. It also illustrates meth- the Facts;" the art using mental

psychology, or otherwise knownas
USS ARIZONAFuNDS "gamesmanship" in sporting

circles was offered by David
' silt SOUGHT Moomaw in his entertaining de-

Half of the $500,000 neededto livery on "Gamesmanship;"while

teI ? :: erect the USS Arizona mem- rfrt Marvin Blumberg gave his Ice-
is 9 < orial and museum near the breaker.
I sunken hulk in Pearl
I Critics, headed by master eval-
that now serves as permanent y uator included
T. A. Wilkinson,
grave for over a thousand John Will, Lawton Green, Walt

F 3 Y Navy personnel and Marineshas Stanul, Bill Clearman, and Dick
.A g{ + been raised.Individuals .
ar % 1 Barker. Toastmaster was Junior
and units .V.
contributing Teske as
with Frank Dressler
more than two dol- table topics chairman.
lars directly to the USS Ariz-

ona Memorial Committee, PO
Box 16, Phoenix, Arizona,May What They're Saying
receive a plastic model kit of "Any nation attacking the U.S.

the ship, it has been announc- will find retaliation by the Polaris
submarine certain, inevitable; a

ed.The Fleet Reserve Associa- retaliation so certain, so inevitable

tion has requested the Com- GOIN' FISHIN' that any attack upon us be-
After 36 years Federal service Ira comes national suicide for the
QUEEN OF SHEBAItalianfilm mander-in-Chief, Atlantic I (center) was honored on his retirement by his fellow Stringer
star Gin a Lollobrigida Fleet, to support the at Overhaul and Repair Department. Wishing the workers aggressor." Adm., Arleigh A.
wears this costume In her role i campaign to raise the remain- Controlman (Machinist) well are (left to right) J.Production R. Burke, Chief of Naval Operations.
as..Magda the Queen of Sheba. J. C. Wingate, W. C. Brown, W. 11. Farwell and B. Sands:
ing to
funds begin 1l
"Solomonand wall Before Joining O&R in 1942
in her latest picture, Stringer was Daffynishuns Stork-the birdr
Sheba. the project. She U.s. Post Office Department. employed by : ,
with the biggest bill.



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359-' 18 June 1959 JAX AIR NEWS Page 5Periodically


Civilians Badge

a Must Be Worn ProperlyAll

civilian employees on the Station, Civil Service, Navy

( the Jas Air News, Exchange, commercial, contractors, or private employees, are :re-
f: in cooperation with Industrial quired to wear the prescribed station identification badge in plain

1 Relations Department, .lists vari- _view A.fstat19n.- at all times when entering, .leaving, or while at work on the

ous promotions for tSation per badge, is issued to commercialand
" sonnel). Stronger adherence to the instruction -
f other miscellaneous em-
i which directs civilians
On the promotion -
roster recently ployees.
,; tb wear badges dipped to gar-
were 33 CONTRACTORS and their employees
employees 22
j ,
'ments, on the left side, has been
from Overhaul and issued badges,
Repair De- directed ,of the Main Gate Ma- are yellow
w partment, six from Supply, two z rine guards. Civilians who do not valid from 0700 through 1700
from Public Works ,. : otherwise indicated.
and three .. comply with these regulationscan daily, unless
from miscellaneous. i Cj' Civilian who lose
\ / employees
ted expect to be stopped by the
:avla Promoted at O&R: were Forest sentries and ordered to produce their badges will be issued new
> t t1i\\1i ones presentation of prop '
Ansley, from Helper Painter to ,t :t ii proper identification.
: ,. executed Badge Request
Painter :"
Sidney CIVILIANS whose
of ; Bell, from Asst. badges are
<: : Forms (NAV-JAX-NAS 2045)) to
Production : not suitable have them
in Controlman (AMM) may repaired -

to Inspector (Aircraft Engines); F.: .. ,"fjl I; } : .I or secure' new ones at Badge the Pass request and Identification forms are available Office.
Harry Busbee Building 9.
from Helper Me .... .. .,...,
,, _
a talsmith (Aviation ______ __ ._ A" W ; '>> :t<: Color codes of the badges indicate I in the various civilian per-
) to Aircraft -
air CIVILIAN CARELESSNESS CAUTIONED Don't be too sonnel offices.
of Metal Fabricator; John Davis, lazy or too busy io,have your civilian identification badge cor- specific uses. Red badgesare
from Helper Electrician (Air- rectly displayed (pinned to upper left pocket or collar) unless issued to all Civil Service, The loss of identification badges
in craft) to Aircraft Electrical you are prepared to be stopped by the Main Gate sentry, as Navy Exchange and Nursery employees constitutes a threat to the security
Equipment Repairman pictured above. That is the incorrect way. Instead ((81 below) and are valid 24 hours a of the station. In this con
; Joseph have your badge in order and be waved without
on delay, as nection lost
y" badges through
DeLucia, from Aircraft Mechanic was the driver in this'cue, illustrated by safety superintendent day.The neg-
ub (Motor) to Inspector (Aircraft Charlie Able. In the top photo enlisted to act as models to green badge, valid during ligence are a violation of Article
U Engines); Nathaniel Foster, from illustrate the point are driver Nolan Dorman and passengers times indicated on the individual 3 of the Standard Schedule llt Helper Painter to Painter; For- Gordon Reedy, Helen Wood and Roy Chester. A/Cpl James Disciplinary Offenses and Penalties

: rest Goddard, Jr., from Aircraft Martin is the sentry. (NCPI 45.11)) and may be
a.at '
Mechanic (Motor) to Inspector ,t, ':' VA-44 Briefs cause for initiating disciplinary

he (Aircraft Engines. Also Tallie .... \, :" !, :, action.
dtal- Hallback, from Helper Electrician > .. New Skipper Of
; I
] (Aircraft) to Aircraft Electricial : T .

;tg t- Equipment Repairman; Clarence i"J' ::4', FDR In A4DAttack Flight Payment
Hundley, from Head Toolroom :;
of Attendant to Toolroom Mechanic; Squadron 44 has accomplished GuaranteesDue

Alphonso Kelly, from Laborer to '? ,J another "first" in the

es Aircraft Cleaner;, and Jessie Replacement Training Program, For SomeNew
thIn. Lyles, from Helper Electrician with the successful completionof
(Aircraft) to Aircraft Electrical k the A4D familiarization course authority to pay veteran

lJ- Equipment Repairman. : by Capt. T. Hugh Winters, prospective pilots "flightskins" whether they
': commanding officer of the fly or not will probably take
to from ALSO.Head CLAUDE Mann, Jr, ""f' Mayport-based carrier USS effect July 1, Pentagon sources
"to Toolroom Attendant ';" Franklin 1>. Roosevelt. were quoted by Navy Times
I IlJ1 Mechanic; Dennis recently.
Je I Perry, from Helper Aircraft __ THE COMPLETION of' the Before then, the services hopeto
Mechanic (Motor) to Aircraft'Metal A4D course by Capt. Winters to
"le get Congress a request to
marked the
first time that
Fabricator; Pitman Pick- .. make permanent the power to
I 'ett, from Helper prospective carrier commandingofficer
Machinist to pay officers with 20 or moreyears
IjtJ has entered into the Re
[ Machine
: ; Mae Prescott, rated service, currently a"rider"
y ( '
placement Pilot
from Training
[,\ Helper Metalsmith Avia- to the annual appropriations -
y'e > tion) to gram.
Aircraft Metal Fabricator law.Allies'.
alto ; Refford Stafford, from Help ,4. Captain Winters, prior to assuming
er Metalsmith (Aviation) to Air- command of the FDR, desired
: craft Metal Fabricator: Alberta to obtain first-hand information Supply
Stice, from Accounts Maintenance on the problems encoun'tered

Is, Clerk, GS-3 to Supvy. Accounts Health Insurance Plan Seen by high performance jet pi Officers Here
nt ,\\I Maintenance Clerk, GS-5; Arthur lots in landing aboard ship.

ry Thomas, from Helper Aircraft THE FIVE-DAY A4D familiarization -
rave 'p Instrument Mechanic to Aircraft For Government WorkersConcensus course offered by VA-44 For 4-Day Stay *

Instrument Mechanic; James enabled him to obtain the ans- Sixteen foreign officers from s
r- ;, Watson, from Helper Aircraft seems to be that a health insurance plan for wers and thus provide a better six allied nations arrived at NAS

al : Mechanic (Motor) to Machine government workers, much bandied-about by Congress in understanding of the problems Jax Wednesday for a fourdayvisit.

rig : Operator; Wallace Weeks, from n reC'ent vears. will nrobablv be approved. during- the next year. facing the many graduates from .

It, I Apprentice Electrician (Aircraft) Exacts mak upat the plan is with dependents. These payments VA-44 ordered to duty with fleet From the Foreign Officers
to Electrician (Aircraft); Wesley still being formulated at this aviation units deployed aboard
School at Athens
ism I would be made at the rate of Supply Corps ,
i Wilson, from Aircarft Mechanic stage. A proposed plan has been two-thirds by the employee and carriers of the Atlantic Fleet. Ga., the officers hail from Viet

1d (Motor) to Asst. Production Con handed a subcommittee workingon one-third by, the government.IN Upon completion of his brief Nam, West Germany, Korea,

lot] trolman (AMM); and Sam Wor- this by the Administration.IT I ANY calendar year, the insured tour of duty under instruction at Spain, Greece, and Thailand.

otl then, from Helper Painter .to PROVIDES that the government I would pay 50 dollars out VA-44, Captain Winters returnedto Wednesday the group toured
l Painter. will one-third of. the Washington, D.C. area to facilities
pay of his own pocket for any hos- Supply Department ; today -
.rn ADVANCEMENT in Supplywere the cost of the insurance. The remaining pital and / o'r medicalsurgicalcharges. : await ,transportation arrangements they will tour the Operations
19 Vernon Barefield, from two-thirds will co'm e: to the FDR which is cur- area of the Station and NASA Cecil -

idle Supvy. Procurement Agent, GS7to from the pockets of workers.It After that, the plan would pay rently deployed in the Mediter- Field. Friday the students
0- Same, GS-9; Alda Boll, from gives limited i protection. in full the next 200 dollars of appear on TV, will attend a
Stock Control Clerk, GS-3 to against most hospital, surgical, hospital expenses and 80 per area.TAKE Chamber of Commerce luncheonand

e- Voucher Examiner GS-4; Her- medical and maternity expensesand cent of any remaining hospital tour the Prudential Building.

man Gaul, from Mail Clerk, GS3 provides some coverage of expense. It would also pay 80 PHYSICALS Saturday they travel to Naval

1- to General Supply Clerk, GS-4; major medical expenses.ArmyNavyAic per cent ,of all covered,medical- Station i Green Cove Springs,
!d William Kimble, from Purchasing Force Register. surgical expenses. SUPERS WARNSEnsigns thence to St. Augustine and Ma-
lIt Agent, GS-5 to Supvy. Procure- I Practically all incur- rineland.
writer Ray Henry has come up expenses and jg's approaching -
1c ment ,Agent, GS-7; Edith Reedy, with an analysis of the proposed I red in a hospital would be cover- 36 months of commissioned Included in the group, which is

or from Clerk-Typist, GS-2 to Same, benefits and is reprinted in full: by the plan.ALMOST'. service have been warned by expected to depart Sunday after-

as GS-3; and Burice Treakle, from WITH FEW exceptions, all government all medicalsurgicalbenefits BuPers that failure to take the noon are Lt (jg) Phuoc Du Tran,
Stock Control ,Clerk, GS-4 to 'would be covered so longas Lt Tieu Kim '
employees and their de- physical required for perma- (tjg) Quan, Lt (jg)
Supvy. Stock Control Clerk', GS-5. pendents would be eligible for they are for service or ma- nent promotion to lieutenantjg Van U. Due, Lt Phan Van Bao,

Promoted in Public Works i I the insurance.The terials performed or prescribedby ( ), can hold up the advance- Lt Phan Trung Giam, and Lt.

S. Were Bruce Carroll, from Helper retired a doctor. ment, according to Navy (jg) Van Danh, of Viet Nam;
Pipefitter to Pipefitter, ; and plan would also cover The plan would cover expensesfor Times. Lcdr Gustav Berger, Lcdr Erich

isa Julius Joseph, from Laborer to employees who are insured a long-term illness, such as Officers who will complete Liebe, and Lt. Erich Wegener, of
and todraw
t- Truck Driver.IN upon retirement' begin cancer, tuberculosis, polio or 34 months of commissioned West Germany; Lt Un Chon Cbs,
Miscellaneous was Robert an annuity immediately.After muscular dystrophy, or for a service i during fiscal 1960 Lt Yong Much Chon, and Lt Rak
- would
'e Ellis, from Accounts MaintenanceClerk a person series of illnesses. should take the exam when Chon Song, of Korea; Lt I. Sim-
have to pay no more premiums.Cost But the total of all benefitspaid I
\. GS-3, Comptroller Dept.to they have 34 months in, Bu- antonis and Lt A. Sotiriou, of
Same Cecilia Ptacek, of the insurance would be for each insured person
GS-4 Pers Further details
says. are Greece Lt Jose de Lara
; Spain
s..d from Clerk-Typist, GS-3, Medical about five dollars a month for a' couldn't be more than $7500 in in BuPers Notice 1426 of May ;
Dept. to Clerk (Typing), GS-4, single person and about 15 dol- anyone year or more than $15,000in 20. and Lt. Saint Karoonjavanlj, of

Medical 'Dept. lars monthly for an employee a lifetime. Thailand.



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FIRE RAZES NATTC EXCHANGE Pictorially and dramatically ?vN .vw v.u. ,
portrayed above is the biggest conflagration in the : :: .:::55i F'W
history of the Station-the fire which destroyed the NATTCen- : ,'
ter Navy Exchange Building 517 last Thursday. This series of k .<,Y.r2};y{+
photos shows the beginning and the end. Photo No. 1 shows S
the fire in the early'stages, with just the center portion ablaze.
t Photo No. 2 taken a little later shows how quickly the blaze had
spread. The intensity of the heat and destruction is illustrated
. in Photo No. 3. While No. 4 present a more distant view of the
fire smoke from which could be seen for miles. The skeleton
of the building in Photo No. 5 is shown what was left after the
t blaze. Note arrow pointing to two gallon Jan of soft drink syrup .. gir
which somehow survived the ordeal. i .
I (

Station Worst Fire : ,\ ::1rr B.ti,


Destroys ExchangeThree 2 c hj API g..

Navy and three city firefighting companies, plus 4 CE

dozens of pieces of equipment, assisted by some 1500 sailors

and marines battled for three hours last Thursday to extinguish : : thA'

a fire at the NATTCenter Navy Exchange, Building 517,

that threatened to range out of control. 15
u_ I i, 3Yr m.
The went
:: Exchange; facility up
in flames in the worst fire ever The fire started about 0945 and 15

at NAS Jax. marked the first spread so rapidly that there was err

time that the Station's fire de- nothing firemen, with all of their
.. ,
partment had to call help from ',.::' .... A,
on equipment, could do to save the :>: ;; -i ***i mmmmm -"Ri AISu
the outside to battle a blaze. The \
frame building built as a temp- THE BUILDING hOused a ficials declare, before, a definite procure necessities some 24 hours .
fire thus spoiled an excellent fire M.A
orary structure during World War restaurant, retail store, country figure on damages will be given, later within a short distance of N.(.
prevention record for the Station.It .
II. store, hobby shop, barber shop, since there is no way of deter- the old location.
was the first really big fire
laundry, bowling alley, Western mining how many and what
here since the Station was com- Some 1500 sailors and marines, Exchange employees worked er
i Union office, a warehouse area, claims may be filed by personnelwho
missioned in October 1940. many of them volunteers, were indefatigably to be able to supply Ixhi
and other facilities serving mili- lost watches being repaired,
THE WOODEN frame building, pressed into quick service to help Center personnel with such ne-
tary personnel and their families. clothes being laundered, and.
covering 36,000 square feet, and Navy and Jacksonville city fire- cessities as soap, razor blades, th

all contents, was a complete loss. men fight the flames. All schoolsat Damage has been conservatively other items. .Rules for filing I tooth paste, and other items. Ex-

Cause of the fire has not been the Center were evacuated, estimated at over $200,000, with claims. ,are listed on Page 1. I. change facilities and services iuIn

determined .as yet, but it is be- and .adjoining buildings were this figure expected to go up DESPITE the complete loss of available to NATTCenter- per

lieved to have started in the at- "hosed" down for protection when the investigation is com- Building 517, personnel at the I sonnel and their families are also th fIT

tic. against the ,flames. pleted. It will be (sometime, of- Training Center were able to listed on Page 1.



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>t "
Water Ski Karrh Captures State

Meet Set : :''. VEWSkSPORTS
I ] Public Courts Crown

I '. .," <.,, ..;,
.. ..._. '. .. : : ,
June27 d. Calvin Karrh, ace netman for the Jax Navy Fliers, was

: as hot as the afternoon sun at the Boone Park courts as he

The Third Annual Jax Navy f., ....... .j; stroked Rufus Asby of Jacksonville into submisson to capturethe

Water Ski Tournament, to be men's singles championship of the 44th Florida stato

held on June 27 at 0800, will be public courts tennis championship last Sunday.

the biggest yet, it has been re- Ka rr h was never. in better. form',

vealed. as he phid&'th; long traditionof VP-18 'A' Faetu

Navy champions in local ten- ,
The tournament, formerly for
He has been the i
NATTCenter personnel only,will competition.
Set Ten Pin Race
of the Jax
active mainstay Navy court
this ;year be open to duty .
military personnel and depend- team the past three years.In Standings in the two Mainsido

ents from NAS Jax, Cecil Field* his climb to the singles title intramural bowling leagues were

Green Cove Springs, and ships Karrh defeated Bill Novak, 6-3, shook-up" a bit as VP-18 "A"

docked at Mayport. 6-4, and then proceeded to chop moved into the top spot of tho
down Ken Terry. 6-1, 6-1. He
SCENE OF THE action is x rf American league last week as
disposed of Ashby in the finals,
previous top-runger Special Services -
Inlet Marina, south of Orange
7-5, 62.Karrh. fell to fifth place.In .
Pak on Highway 17. Skiers
who is also coach for
the National cir-
practice behind the tournamentboat
the Fliers tennismen, was the
the day before on June 26 cuit FAETU "A" remained on top
only Jax Navy man to gain the
from 1000 till dark. with a healthy lead over tho
finals as teammates Bob Tripp, second place "Lucky, Strikes."
Entry blank are available from I Sam Gorsline and Charles French RALPH TICE of VW-4 "C"

any Special Services Officer, or were eliminated in earlier rounds. again led the high individual
on the ships from the Athletic comeback
r I It was a personal average race with a steady 188.
Officer. There is no entry fee.
triumph for the smooth swinging Paul Vinson of X-3 Division captured -

Skis will be provided for anyone Karrh as he avenged his showingIn the double crown of. high

who doesn't have their own. 4. s t the Masters tourney earlier
individual set and high individual
The tourney will test slalom > a this! year, when he ran out of gasn game with a 551 and a 214 respectively

skiing only, but skiers may slal- the late rounds. .

om with both skis. Four divi- Y Supply Enlisted roared out

sions are planned, Men's (over Fliers Cop. Three from: nowhere to snare high team

17), Boys (under 17), Women'sover honors with a 865, and X-3 Divi-

( 17), and Girls (under 17). City Loop FraysJax sion added a third title for the

MORE THAN $100 has been Navy's softballers brought week by capturing the'high team

spent on trophies, and three will : '\':<' ., their season's record to 10-6 with set with a 2491.
w +
be awarded in each division. !i4, .".&J.m.. ,,.,..t d. J g y}$ s lr three straight City League wins, In the American league VP-18
After the contest the Orange .t"'f. ><,,:?(<:;r"" -. \..... ; .} .. while dropping a double headerto "A" went wild as they swept

Park Water Ski Club will put ona BEAUTIFUL TROPHIES Sandy Smith Ann Massey NAS Glynco, Ga. individual and team laurels( making -

show of fancy maneuvers. Thereis and Cathy Vogel (left to right) hold nine of the 12 trophies to In city league competition the it a big week with the loop

plenty of spectator space at be awarded in the Third Annual Jax Nary Water Skiing Tournament Fliers are pacing second half play leadership under their belts and

Inlet Marina. to be held June 27 at Inlet Marine. The girls are daughters with their three wins. The Fliers most of the weekly honors.
of Jax and all three water skiers.
Navy personnel are top
Bus transportation to and from stunned the Police, 4-0, came ED HALL OF ComFair Jax

Inlet Marina will leave ,from in back to trounce Ray Auto, 5-1, "A" was the only outsider to mara

front of King Hall, Building 519, Hornets Continue Atop and followed it up with a 5-0 free field for the Patrolmen as

at 0715 the 27. whitewash of Cecil Field. he_chalked up the high Individual

Comdr. C. E. Rich and AMSgt.Ed Ace Valenzulea and Wes Blocker average with a 187.

Hansen are in charge of the Mainside Softball HeapWith formed the Fliers' battery in High individual game went to

show. The tovf boat is courtesy all three wins. Bill Gamche of VP-18 "A" witha

ol James Moore of Starke, Fla. Last weekend the Fliers jour- 228, along with the high Individual -
the season past the half-way mark, the race for neyed to Glynco where they met set of 643.
the Mainside intramural softball crown is still wide open
VP-18 "A" kept rolling over
with a double setback. The Georg-
OrdnancemenPace with any one of five teams standing a fine chance of coppingthe ians took a pair of one-run vic- the cornpetion to capture tho

bunting. STANDINGS tories, 2-1 and 6-5. The latter twin-team crown with a 946 high

Center VA-44's Hornets at present are TEAM W L PER aD fray went nine innings. team game and a 2736 total for

in the driver's seat with a recordof Hornets 11 1 .911- This weekend the Fliers face a the high team set.AMERICAN.

10 wins against one loss, but MedicI 10 Z .833 1 Fort Gordon contingentin LEAGUEVP
strong 18 "A" 44 18 .733
SoftballersThe Ord. & 9 2 .818 I V
behind Medics
snarling right are ,
VAP-1I2 9 2 .818 14 a two-game series. The first VW 4 "A" 20 8 .714
10-2; Ordnance-Gunnery, 9-2; : Fasron Sx 14 3 .824 2V ComFair Jax "A" 28 12 .700
Ordnancemen of AO school game is set for 1900 Saturday VAP 62 "A" 30 17 .6WJ
VW-4 8 4 .667
won a brace of games in last VAP-62, 9-2; and Fasron Six, 14- VP-18 7 4 .636 3V under the )lights at EnterpriseField. Special Hospital Services/A" 36 32 16 16 .692.667

weeks competition in the NATT 3. MARTD Supply 5 7 : ::: 4V 31, Sunday the two teams VA 4."A" 29 23 .558

Center intramural softball league TONIGHT two important frays, 1179th Marine Bks. 5 II 7 II .417.500 5 6 clash at 1400 at the same dia- MARTD Oak Leaves 19tf 21 20'i 19 ..525.483Communieatons

: and now have a 10-1 season involving top-rung aggregations, Fasron 109 4 10 .286 8 mond. 20 24 .455
19tf 24\4 .444
record are on tap. The Hornets square O&.R 4 10 .286 8Admin. All interested personnel are invited Dispensary:
good for first place. Firstto 2 9 ,182 8V V AlP 62 cot 1514! 16V4 .485:
off against VAP-62 at 1645 on to attend all playedby Fasron 109 25 33 .431
.182 8V
fall were the Ensigns of AGO Pub. WkL 2 9 games
679th "A" 22 30 .423
the Albemarle diamond, while Hospital 3 12 .200 9' the Fliers. 20 28 ..417WATJTTT
8-4, followed by the Marine Avia- Commun. 0 11 10V. Disbursing
.. -- .. -. "A". IB 44 .4V1VW
race v w-s at Jtjia at I I "" :
tion Detachment, 5-0. the Medics "D" 18 34 .348
The second the Yorktown field. 3r. FAETU "B" 10 22 .313
place Sparkies of NAS Personnel 7& .235
AE failed in their bid to keep VA-44 faces another toughie in !L WAVES 11 45 .193
pace by dropping their second Ordnance-Gunnery Tuesday at,I x f FAETU "A" 39 9 .813

game of the season, a 12-2 affair 1645 on Enterprise field. Lucky ;Strikes 33 11 .750
VW 4 "C" 31 13 .705
handed them by the Ensigns of TWO NO-HITTERS sparked Mad Dogs 28 12 .700
FAW 11 34 18 .654
AGO. However, the Sparkiescame action in last week's play with Supply Enlisted 27 17 .614

back to take a 4-1 win over O&G's Gator Porter tossing a not- X-3 Division 38, 28 :.594
rr.d O & R 26 22 .542
the Support Splinters.In hit piece against 0 & R as the Marine Barracks 26 26 .500

other action, the Marine Gunners pounded out a 10-0 victory NARTU "B" 25 27 .481
y .rxr ComFair Jax "B" 22 26 .458
Aviation Detachment took a 16- and VW-4's Jesse Maize VW-4 "E" 21 23 .477

15 win from the winless Missile- doing likewise against MARTD.In Fasron Operations Six 21 18 23 22 .477.450

men of NAWS in a three-hour, last VAP 62 "B" 24 31 .436
other games played
VW 4 "B" 19 25 .432
15 minute, eight inning encounter. week the Marine Barracks romp- Galley No. 1 20 28 .417
VP 18 "B" 26', 3714 :'US
ed over Communications, 17-3; VA 176 "B" 7 13 .350
STANDINGS Won Loa VP-18 broke a losing skein by NARTU "Elec.: 1314 34;,4 .288

AO School JO 1 tromping FAETU, 13-3; VAP-62 ,Qrxaiy'y; 7fr
AE School 8 2 Conductor: "This train goes to
chilled the Hospital, 17-6; and the
SuPply Splinters 7 5 "
Philadelphia and points west.
Marine Avlaton Det. 5 7 Medics swamped FAETU, 121.VA44's .
AGO School 4 7 Elderly woman: "Well, I wanta
Naval Air Weapons 0 12 HORNETS almost losttheir
train that goes to Altoona and

The harassed driver was busily sting as upset-minded Pub- I[ don't care wihch way it points."
lic Works put in a strong bid *
engaged with a spade in the mud
for a win only to falter, 4-2; Ad- Toolh manufacturer "Our
paste :
beside fG.: '
his car a stranger its muscles .,. f
ministration flexed .ek; : in
} building has the latest thing
hailed him."Stuck J6'
the Personnelmen handed Ma- .y;;y.
as rf.rir, d 9G. architecture. It doesn't have ele-
in the mud? .asked the rY'hu ya: ,3
the rine Barracks a 11-5 whipping. n'45":o .%Y64 t ..m..'.r ri>jNoYsr a/.%'anc f.r";_n_' .1%EhIr lc . stranger. Fasron 109 got in the spirit to.
"No replied the driver. "I "OOPS, PARDON ME" Cliff Dauphanis of VP-18 seem tube,and squeeze you up."
that I'd stop the Communications crew, to be perfecting a Dew slid into home plate a* he hits the dirt .
just to myself
swore 12-2; the Airman of the 679th in a game against Fasron Six. What actually happened was Daffynlshuns Morons-person
bury the first fool that asked me off .the Hos- that Dauphanis' leg gave way and he crumbled to the ground as
ACWRON snapped who is with
that and this is he Fasron Six' James content a men
question your raced home to score. The catcher is
grave." pital tigers tail, 13-3. Haynet.. The Fazroners won the tilt 63. mind.


Page 8 JAX AIR NEWS I 18 June 1959

Schedule Services Activities and Facilities 18 24
I of Special June .1 I

MOVIES Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

liAS Bldg. 812 1800-2000 1800-2000 1900 Only 1400-1900 1900 only 1900 Only 1900 Only
Maverick Day Of The Jet Pilot Place In Rio Grande Action In Old Man And

; Queen Outlaw The Sun The Atlantic The Sea

KATTCater B1cg. 583 1900 Only 1900 Only 1400-1900 1900 Only 1900 Only 1900 Only
Stake Out Maverick Day of Outlaw Jet Pilot Place In Sun Rio Grande Action

Hospital Knock Rock Stake only 1900 only IDOO only 1900 only 1900 only IDoo only
Out Maverick Day of Outlaw Jet Pilot Place In Sun Rio Grande


.Bldg. 3 0815-2100. 0815-2100 1300-2100 1300-2100 0815-2100 0815-2100 0815-2100

NATTCenter, Bldg. 583 0930-2100 01)3D-2100 1300-2100 1300-2100 0930-2100 0930-2100 0930-2100

' Hospital 080D-1600 0800-1600 closed 1300-1700 0800-1600 0800-1600 0800-1600

; NAB, Bldg. ass 1000-2100 100D-2100 1000-2100 1400-2100 Closed 1000-2100 1000-2100

IIATTCentN'B1d an ,
1600-2200 1600-2100 1300-2300 1300-2300 1600-2200 1600-2200 1600-2200

Blue Jackets tan 1630-2400 2000.2400 2000-2400 1630-2400 1630-2400 2000
Jimmv Geiger Red Coats Glenn Reeves Bingo

EM. NATTCeDlerr 1830-2300 1630-2300 1630-2300
163D-2300 1400-2330 1400-2330 1400-2330
EM,HARTU 1130-1300 1130':1300 1130-1300 1130-1300 Closed Closed 1130-1300
1630-230 1630-2230' 1630-2330 1630-2330 1630-2230

NAB Outdoor Pools 1100-2000 1100-2000 1100-2000 1200-2000 1100-2000 1100-2000 1100-2000

NATTC Outdoor Pools 1130-2000 1130-2000 1130-2000 1200-2000 1130-2000 1130-2000 1130-2000

NATTCenter Gym Open .
1300-2100 1300-2100 1000-2100 1300-2100 1300-2100 1300-2100 1300-2100
NAB Bowling 1100-2100 OB 1100-2100 OB 1300-2100 OB 1100-2100 OB 1100-2100 OB 1100-2100 OB 1100-2100 on

NATTC Craft Shop 1300-1630 1300-1630 1300-1630 1300-1630 1300-1630 1300-1630 1300-1630
1730-2100 1730-2100 1730-2100 1730-2100 1730-2100 1730-2100 1730-2100

Tennis Courts (Navy Ex.) 0600-Dark 0600-Dark 0600-Dark 0600-Dark 0600-Dark I OGOO-Dark 0600-Dark

Golf Course 0830-Dark OS30-Dark 0730-park 0800.1800 0830-Dark 0830-Dark 0830-Dark

nab Camp 0800-t hr.0800J, hr. 080fHi hr. 0800hr.. 0800-J, hr.
Before sundown Before sundown Before sundown Before sundown Before sundown Closed Closed

I I Hobby Shop. Bldg. 898 1400-2100 1400-2100 0900-2100 1300-2100 Closed Closed 1400-2100

Indoor Swimming Bldg.611 1600-2000 1600-2000 1130-2000 1200-2000 1600-2000 1600-2000 1600-2000


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I Classified | (Continued from Page 1))

Areas To Ic : shops officer at Overhaul and Re-
For Sale Open M a
until two months
pair Department
Hse for sale. Equity, low pay- *
ments, large fenced yard, corner Eligible OfficersSeven i ago.According to the Commander,
lot. See anytime 2055 Lake Shore
Blvd. educational areas of "The new Department will be
working for and with the Fleet
postgraduate are
3-Bdrm hse. Fla. rm, hardwd "
available to selected eligible com through the various _commands.
floors. $700 Equity, $84 mo. 6572
'According to Navy spokesmen,
missioned officers who apply by
Albicare Rd. (Oak Hill) SP-
1-4259. November 1, 1959, according to "This standardization of aircraft
j the Chief of Naval Personnel. maintenance will improve com-
2-Bdrm, newly const!#hlse. Lot
bat, readiness and flight safety,
Applicants, who will be select-
105x210; $6,000. For fu they information -
call CO 49831.2Bdrm ed for schooling during fiscal and allow better technical and

Rollaway Hse trlr; 35'Good year 1961, may choose aeronautical management" control of maintenance -

condition; $1900; Lot No. engineering, civil engineering, work. 1500 enlistedmen

112 Azalea Trailer Park, 6301 management, administration, Approximately
and 100 officers will be involved -
Roosevelt Blvd. engineering, operations,
in the July 1 disestablishment -
3-Bdrm, 2 bath hse; Equity ordnance engineering, or a spec
of other Fasrons throughout -
ial curriculum set at the Naval
$1100 and FHA loan $77 up
; per mo.
5522 Norde Dr. SP 1-3847. Post Graduate School, Monterey, the Navy, including Fasron
II Calif. 8 and 116, NAS Alameda; Fasron

,; For Rent BuPers Notice 1520 of May 22, '4'M' 112, NAS Whidbey Island; Fas-
; 1-Bdrm furn apt; $60 per mo. ron 2, NAS Quonset pt.; and Fas-

:' incl elec; 2037 Hershel St. (at 1959, promulgates the eiligibility ________.'n.n.m_'__'"_'. .m_....".".._..'........'.'.'.'.''.'.''.'.'.'.'..:' .''. '..' ..._",, _,..............._ ron 8 Detachment NAAS Fallon.
' requirements and
;'I ;Five Pts) EV 7-3842 or EV- procedures for EXPLORERS VISIT K. W. Meyer PRAN, (second from The remaining Fasrons will be
9-8176 after 5 p.m. officers requesting postgraduate left) attached to the Parachute Loft, explains the finer pointsof
disbanded throughout
5-Rm furn hse and I education. The training is designed packing a parachute to three of some 370 Explorers Scouts progressively -
garage; : to provide advanced education visiting the Station this week. Left to right are Harvey Downs: fiscal 1960.
water furn; near bus stop and I to the selected officers.Employees Meyer: Thomas Cochran: and Bryan Verner. The Explorers.
shopping center. Avail at once. from Region Six which covers Florida Georgia, North and
:,'I .EV 4-4902. I South Carolina will conclude their five-day rendezvous Friday. Capt. Moore

2-Bdrm furn apt util furn; $75\ InvitedTo While here they toured squadrons and facilities at NAS, NAS (Continued from Page 1))
Cecil Field and Green Cove Springs.Readin' .
per mo. 756 Stockton St. EV- carrier USS San Jancinto with

7-4151. IAM Meeting Fast Carrier Task Force 53, he

2-Bdrm unfurn apt; elec kit, All civil service employeeshave 'Rithmetic TIDE TABLE took part in battles from Ulithito

tile bath; 6015 Seaboard Ave. in been invited to attend HIGH LOW Okinawa, including the first

Wesconnett. the June 22 meeting of the Classes For Tots AM PM AM PM and second Philippine Island en-
Fri. 5:46 11:18
1-Bdrm unfurn apt, kit equip, Naval Air Lodge 1630 of International gagements.
furn Special tutoring remedial Sat. 6:07: 6:42: 12:04 12:12: ,CAPT. MOORE reported to
water $55
; per mo. 2902 Association of Ma-
reading and arithmetic will be Sun. 7:05: 7:36: 12:59 1:05: Air Technical
Cherokee the Naval Training
Ave. (Ortega). chinists at the Murray Hill
available for children in
gradesone the USS Es-
Center from Cape
3Bdrm.unfurn. hose; $100 Citizens Club, Ingleside and
per through four at the Navy
Kerl. Bedard tutors in summer and is perance, where he also was com-
tno. Avail July 1. EL 4-1641 or Wives
Leonard associated with Camp Mt.Mitchellfor manding officer, and will reportto
SP 1-1635 after 5:30: p.m. Lopez, assistant to
Classes will be held Mondays, the Naval Air Station, Barbers
president of District 44 Girls in North Carolina.
2-Bdrm furn' apt; $35 mo. 2854 IAM will Wednesdays, and Thursdays from Point, Hawaii, where he will assume
explain the mutual
Corinthian vel'EV 8-4235. pact of IAM with American 0900 to 1130, by Mrs. Billie Be- After she returns from campin duties as commanding officer -

2-Bdrm furn Duplex,. water- Federation of Government dard,. EV 7-5793. First class was August(, Mrs. Bedard will con ,

.'.sewerage-garbage! turn; $90 per Employees. ,It will be an held June 15.Kind'ergarteci. duct a two-week refresher course '. He attended Georgia Military
mo. Avail July 1. 5319 PlymouthSt. meeting, beginning at 1930. teacher at the for remedial students just priorto College and is a 1933 graduateof

EV 4-5165. Nursery during the year, Mrs. school's opening. the U.S. Naval Academy.II .