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Berlin's 'Army,' Henderson's Band Coming

SDrew Field Echoes

VOL. 2, NO. 38

Film Success

To Run Here

Eight Days
(Pictures on Pages 8 and 9)
"This Is the Army," Warner
Brothers hit screen adaptation of
Irving Berlin's nation-wide stage
success, will be premiered on
Drew Field December 3 and will
be shown a total of 134 times at
the Base's eight War Department
Theaters through December 10.
Filmed in eye-filling technicolor
from the first reel to the last and
brimming over with the same
catchy, sentimental and humor-
ous songs that made it an instan-
taneous smash the night it opened
on the Broadway stage, "This Is
the Army" will be shown at all
War Department Theaters at no
increase in tariff.
Both the original stage show
and the movie version were
produced for the benefit of
Army Emergency Relief, and
admittance charges to theaters
exhibiting them were logically
in the higher brackets. From
coast to coast and border to
border people who purchased
war bonds in the thousands of
dollars for a single seat to
"This Is the Army" have been
enthusiastic about both the
stage and movie versions, com-
menting the show was easily
worth twice what they had
The show has netted Army
Emergency Relief about $2,000,-
000. By the time the movie gets
around the country the total take
for AER is expected to mount to
about $12,000,000. Warner Broth-
ers paid $250,000 to AER for the
screen rights under an agreement
which gives all the first night
proceeds to the Army and 50 per
cent of the proceeds from suc-
ceeding showings.
The original legitimate produc-
tion had a strictly all-soldier cast.
The Warner Brothers version has
(Continued on Page 2)


Laraine Day, lovely MGM
actress, left Drew Field last week
after a four-day visit which she
termed as "the highlight of my
journey to camps throughout the
United States."
Miss Day visited scores of
units on the field and took time
out for personal talks with many
patients in the hospital.
Hundreds of soldiers had a good
word for the actress who was
starred in the Dr. Kildare series
and more recently in "Mr. Lucky"
with Cary Grant.
"Drew soldiers are the most
refined and courteous of them
all," she said.


THANKSGIVING-MESS SERGEANT'S NIGHTMARE-and soldier's gastronomic delight,
raises its star-spangled meal at Drew today with thousands of turkeys the object of our
affections. Above," Sergeant Harold Wolcott of the 396th gives us a prevue of what's
been cooking' in mess halls. Wolcott advocates a double-gear method of eating. "I use
both knife and fork and work them simultaneously toward the open mouth," he explained.
This double-gear method will be repeated millions of times today before stomachs yell
"ouch" and soldiers wearily but happily take drags on bonus gifts of cigarets or cigars.

Thanksgiving Turkey Set

For Drew Messes Today

Pity the poor civilian today.
Drew Field soldiers may miss the comforts of home on this Thanksgiving Day,
but they certainly won't miss the grand old turkey dinner and all the trimmings and
Nothing has been left undone T O Ie o General White
to make the Thanksgiving dinner W O M O
more than something to write Visits AWUTC
home about. In addition to the a Brigadier General Thomas D.
feast (which the ECHOES has White, chief of staff of the Third
proudly dubbed a turkoise dinner Air Force was a guest of Briga-
because it's a gem of a meal) va- dier General Stephen H. Sher-
rious types of entertainment have For meritorious achievement dier General Stephen H. Sher-
been planned to keep GIs occu- while participating in aerial rill and other senior staff offi-
pied. flights in the South Pacific cers at luncheon in the officers'
In traditional American fash- Theater, Major Claude W. Burcky lounge Tuesday.
In traditional American fash- and Sgt. Louis Kaminsky of the
ion there will bea football game 396th Bombardment Group, will G EN ERAL
for the day. At 3p.m., the un- be decorated at a formal review
defeated AWUTC footballers meet of the organization at 8 a.m. to-
their "little brothers" from Camp morrow.
Weatherford, Bradenton, on the AIR FmrCE
gridiron at Fifth street and Ave- Major Burcky will be awarded FO C
nue 0. The teams tangled last the Air Medal, while Sgt. Kamin-
Saturday at Bradenton, with the sky will be presented the Dis-
tinguished Flying Cross. Present- Lieutenant General Ma:
(Continued on Page 10) ation will he mndb hvi T.ipC t Conl _. -


Major Kenneth G. Baker, Base S-4 officer, has been
given an additional assignment-Base executive officer, suc-
ceeding Lt. Col. William H. Fillmore, who has been ap-
pointed commanding officer of the Waycross (Ga.) Army
Air Base.
Major Baker was assigned to Officers' Wives Offer
Drew Field as assistant Base
supply officer after he reentered Free Mending to GIs
the service April 5, 1942. He
later was promoted to head the All enlisted men who have
supply office and was appointed clothing in need of mending or
to the staff of Col. Melvin B. minor alterations, or who need
Asp, Base commander. chevrons or insignia sewed on
may avail themselves of free
A former resident of Indian- sewing service rendered by the
apolis, Major Baker was an en- Officers Wives' Sewing Club.
listed man attached to the 32d Clothes should be left at
Division during World War I. Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock
(Continued on Page 2) each Tuesday morning.

Fred T. Crimmins, 396th CO.
In addition to Col. Crimmins,
the reviewing party will include
Lt. Col. Jack W. Hughs, Major
Angus J. Filmore Jr., Capt. James
Nieder and Capt. Earl E. Schouss.
Captain Ervin J. Titiva will be
commander of troops. The cita-
tions accompanying the awards
will be read by Capt. Warren B.
Murphy, adjutant.
Major Burcky and Sgt. Kamin-
sky were the third and fourth
396th men to be decorated in a
week. Decorated previously were
T/Sgt. Henry C. Buckle, San An-
tonio flight engineer and aerial
gunner who won the Distin-
guished Flying Cross and the Air
Medal, and T/Sgt. James V. Dix-
on, North Carolinian, rear gun-
ner, who was awarded the Dis-
tinguished Flying Cross. Dixon
was previously awarded the Sil-
ver Bar, as well as the Air Medal
with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Buckle was a member of one
(Continued on Page 11)

NOVEMBER 25, 1943

2-Day Stop

Planned By

Ivory King

Fletcher Henderson, re-
garded as America's greatest
arranger of dance music, and
his orchestra will give three
big shows at Drew Field next
Monday and Tuesday.
The first show will be staged
at the new bandshell at 7:30 p.m.
Monday. On Tuesday Henderson
and his crew will move to the
War Department Theater at Camp
DeSoto for a 7 p.m. show.
Before entertaining the colored
troops Henderson and his aggre-
gation will be supper guests at'
the Camp DeSoto kitchen.
On the same night, Hen'derson
and his crew will provide a gala
opening show for Service Club
No. 2, Ave. L and 4th St. The
show here starts at 9 p.m.
Henderson has twice won the
national award for the creation
of America's finest dance ar-
rangeme nts.- .r.
His personality'
has attracted to
his roster over
a period of '
years virtually
every sepia .
name in mod-
ern music, in-
eluding Louis
John Kirby,
Fats Walle r, HENDERSON
Choo Berry and J. C. Higgin-
Convinced he could contribute
more to modern music by con-
centrating on the art of arrang-
ing, Fletcher several years ago
disbanded his orchestra. Many of
his arrangements were created
especially for Benny Goodman.
But' the urge to conduct his own
orchestra overcame Fletcher and
he reorganized his band.
Henderson's band was the first
colored orchestra to broadcast.
Among the members of Fletch-
er's outfit playing Drew Field
will be George Floyd, "the boy
with the amazing voice." Floyd
will sing lyrics set for deep bass,
followed by others for tenor or
baritone. No song is too high for
Floyd; no song too low.


nuel Tovarias Arroyo, com-
- A T -- 1-

manner in crlie ofi re .illean Air source, ana Iour of nis
staff officers arrived by plane at Drew Field yesterday for
visits to this and MacDill Field and Third Air Force Head-
The Chilean officers have been of AAF Headquarters, Wash-
in the United States since Octo- ington.
her, making tours of AAF in- General Tovarias has served in
stallations, aircraft factories and military aviation since 1919. He
other aviation centers, has held a number of high posts,
IMPRESSIVE GROUP including those of director of the
In addition to General Tovarias, Aeronautics School of Chile,
the Chilean delegation includes chief of the Chilean National Air
Brig. Gen. Oscar Herreros Line, member of the Military
Walker, chief of staff of the Technical Cabinet, and aide to
Chilean Air Force; Col. Edison the president of Chile. He was
Diaz Salvo, chief of the materiel appointed commander in chief of
section; Group Commander Raul the air force this year. He is
Gonzalles, chief of the Chilean known as an excellent pilot.
Air Mission to the United States, The Chilean officers comprised
and Major Javier Undurraga the third important South
Vergara, secretary to the chief American delegation to inspect
of the air force. Tampa air bases this year. The
They were accompanied by Brazilian air minister and a group
three American officers, Col. of accompanying officials came
Omer O. Niergarth, chief of the here in July.
United States air mission to Other Chilean Air Force offi-
Chile, and Col. Glenn L. Dav- cials visited Drew Field last
asher and Capt. Jack D. Koser, August.




Twenty Dollars Four Tires ... Plus Rattle
soldiers about countryside.


. takes these


A recent investment of $10 each by Sgt. David S.
Cutler and Pfc. Berkeley V. Bennett of the 593d Bomb
Squadron for a 1923 Model T Ford has relieved them-they

hope-of all transportation difficulties.
Bought from a private owner
in St. Petersburg, it was driven
here under its own power.
The 20-year-old Ford was
originally a sedan, but has been
cut down into a Drew Field sport
roadster, the "sport" part being
the fun the owners get loading
the car's makeshift truck body CelebI
with soldiers.
Neither Sgt. Cutler nor Pfc.
Bennett will drive to town with-
out first looking around for some- V u
one with whom they can SHARE
It has only four tires, and By CPL.
each tire is incased rather in- "Let .us
securely in an improvised re- word" shall
cap-another tire of larger di-
mensions. In the p
No question of ownership is left been handle
to the imagination, "for painted in able indivic
gory red on the two remaining writers as
doors of the car is the outfit to Swartz; Pfc.
which the owners belong-the and Pfc. Jo
593d. your news
Believing they can tune up will be my
their newly purchased transporta- this column
tion to the point where it will ards of my
give them 60 miles of conveyance A little
for each A Gasoline ticket, the than never
two men spend most of their This is your
spare time working around their heartiest o
"pet." Both owners are attached Pvt: Patters
to the armament department of brated his
the 593d. niversary.
are with m
Tokyo Lie Brings Patterson,
Laugh to Units sig. Hq. Co.
Muc A i a review wi
Very Much Alive northwest
Troops were
General Wh
If Lieut. Fay R. Field was one Force, after
to believe just any rumor that given to eac:
came along, he would have or- er for no ve
dered his own casket and funeral his organize
flowers some months ago. ord our corn
Now at Drew Field, he was Letus keep
formerly stationed with an Air- standards. 1
craft Warning unit on an island to be proud
in the South Central Pacific. He
reports that Japanese radio broad- WANTED:
casts came in strong and clear Desire to
and that on two different occa- about of S
sions Radio Tokyo proudly an- Have position
nounced that the Nips had wiped ing sheep.
out his entire unit. Needless to I'll grant
say, the men refused to believe the only one
the report. a really W]
He was transferred to Aircraft son? ? ? We
Warning while on duty in Hawaii, Ouch!
and the South Central Pacific
island on which he later served FAMOUS L
was and is an important base in First plat
the ferry and supply channels. accounted f


rates 12th

ing Day

pause for a friendly
we? Greetings:
past this column has
ed by some very cap-
duals. Such talented
Cpl. Ralston; Cpl.
.Meyers; Cpl. Kazary
ihnson, all have been
hounds in the past. It
endeavor to maintain
with the high stand-
late but better late
as the saying goes.
Reporter offering the
f congratulations to
on who recently cele-
twelfth wedding an-
I know all you men
ie in wishing him a
re. Many more Pvt.
nany more.
was a big day for
They participated in
which took place in the
area of the Field.
e reviewed by Brig.
Lite of the Third Air
which awards were
h company command-
enereal disease within
tion. A splendid rec-
ipany has maintained.
p it on the highest of
It's really something

know the where-
gt. Baldwin's barber.
in to offer him shear-

our company will be
e on the base to have
white Christmas. Rea-
will have Capt. Snow.

oon all present and


(Continued from Page 1)
a mixed cast. Besides the Army
cast of 350, the movie employs a
group of top-notch Hollywood
stars. Joan Leslie, who won fame
in "Sergeant York", Lt. Ronald
Reagan, George Tobias, Alan
Hale, Charles Butterworth, Kate
Smith and Frances Langford are
among the performers.
"This Is the Army" opens at
Theater No. 5 at 1 p.m. next Fri-
day and plays continuously until
11 p.m. both Friday and Satur-
day. On Friday and Saturday it
also opens at Theater No. 1, where
it will be unreeled at the house's
regular times.
On December 5 and 6 the film
moves to Theaters 3 and 4. It
will be played at Theaters 6 and
8 on December 7 and 8, and at
Theaters 2 and 7 on December 9
and 10. Except at Theater 5,
"This Is the Army" will be shown
at the 'Base's seven other houses
at their regular show times.

Jackie Cooper
Enters V12 Class
Jackie Cooper, former child ac-
tor, has enrolled as an apprentice
seaman in the Navy V12 school
at Notre Dame.

Gas Coupons

Issued Here

Total 2,800

Allotments Increase
For Share-Ride Cars

More than 2,800 A, B and
C gasoline booklets were is-
sued Drew Field motorists
last month, according to
S/Sgt. Garland C. Porter-
field of the Base rationing
The majority of the issued
books were supplementarysB and
C coupons. It is necessary, the
sergeant said, for those desiring
more gas to bring with them the
signature of at least three per-
sons who are to share the appli-
cant's car.
The signature of additional
riders is a must to obtain sup-
plementary gasoline tickets. The
number of riders required de-
pends on the model of the appli-
cant's car; three for a sedan; two
for a coupe, Sgt. Porterfield said.
The large number of Base is-
sued gasoline coupons each month
indicates roughly the number of
persons who are sharing their car
with fellow workers or soldiers.
Though no breakdown between
military and civilian personal
could be had at the moment, it is
believed that both are doing their
part in mitigating the commu-
ter's transportation problem. Ad-
herence to the rationing board's
policy "a rider for every tire
whenever possible" has gone a
long way toward familiarizing
Drew Field motorists with the
need of sharing their car.

17 .

Lt. Col. Fillmore
.. His Shoes


(Continued from Page
He left the Army to conti
education at Purdue Un:
and later to become a sale
An Army flier since 19
rated a command pilot,
Fillmore has more than 12
hours to his credit. He R
Army after World War I
come one of the flying p
of air mail service and was
dent of the Fillmore Air S
Oakland, Calif. He reente
Army Nov. 24, 1940.

Swooncrooner Sinatr
Classified 1A in Draf
Sinatra, the swooncroone
excites very young maiden
been classified 1A. The
board probably won't send
ings till about Jan. 15.
dentally the swooncrooner
pecting his second child.

Kitty Sinkwich, sister
Foot Frankie, the Georgi
American and Detroit Lion
has enlisted in the WACs.
softball pitcher and think
ball is silly.


5 go.0 #8 1

!69th Musician

0 Fetes Birthday

:i 2 Different Days

It is not uncommon for
tv. -nis to celebrate separate
birthdays, but the 69th AAF
Band has a member who
celebrates the occasion of his
birth, without the aid of a
twin, on two different days.
This remarkable individual
is Pvt. Einesto P. Giuliano
S Jr., fiddler with Sgt. Gordon
S Booth's Dance Orchestra.
Erny hosted his many friends
on Wednesday and Friday of last
week; the facilities and staff of
the Service Club had to be en-
gaged to accommodate all the
guests. During the Wednesday
festivities, Erny graciously shared
the spotlight with his favorite
pin-up girl, movie actress Laraine
Day-he modestly explained that
the "preview" was arranged be-
cause Laraine, in her anxiety to
help celebrate the occasion, ar-
rived at Drew Field two days
Erny was too busy making
S music for his GI pals to dance
t with the star, or speak to her, or
even get her autograph but
he can go on dreaming about her,
can't he?
A most touching scene occurred
on Friday, that was the real
birthday, when songstress Mimi
(or is it "Minnie") Ferlita pre-
sented Erny with a big homemade
chocolate birthday cake, while
the band sloughed off a couple of
hot choruses of "Happy Birth-
day." It took six of Sergeant
Booth's dance banders to keep
Erny from making a speech at
this stage of the party.
To enable the 69'ers to par-
ticipate in this happy event,
fiddling Joe Venuti and his
"R well-known radio, stage and
movie jazz band took over the
1) chores at the Officers' Club.
Thanks a lot, Joe; the gang will
nue his do the same for you some day.
diversity Joe also worked the radio show
's engi- and broadcast- the following
night so that the 69'ers could
)17 and play a return engagement at
Colonel the Medics Dance, Red Cross
,000 air Auditorium. Great guy, Venuti!
left the
to be- Too bad that Cpl. Sam Schia-
ioneers vone-and Pvt. Jock Giacomucci
s presi- missed the big doings-they'll
Service, know better than to take another
red the furlough. Sam's return, later in
the week, made Cpl. Mike Gal-
dino very happy-Mike restored
the cumbersome duties of "Upper
a Bay Chief" to Sam's weary shoul-
ders. "Jock" took time off his
S leave to visit the Giuliano's at
-Frank South Ardmore, Pa., and to assure
r .who Papa Giuliano that Junior would
ns, has win the war single-handedly.
Inci- Another unusual treat which
is ex- the Band enjoyed last week was
the "hppy" privilege of marching,
instead of playing, in a review.
of Flat The 69'ers were among several
a A ll-units csnmended by Third Air
s back, Force Headquarters for their
Sac, achievement in curbing venereal
She's a diseases within their ranks.
s foot-
Warrant Officer Lester G.
Baker received the Merit
Award Certificate for the Band.
The "Signal" Band (465th AAF
Band) provided music for the
ceremonies. Pvt. Eddy Munk,
just back from his Pittsburgh
furlough, reported that his flat
feet were considerably flatter
after the three-hour parade.

General Has Right
Name, Wrong City
-The reception committee and
the band finally went home
after scanning the skies in vain.
But they gracefully accepted
the excuse and apologies of
Maj. Gen. Frederick E. Uhl,
head of the Seventh Service
command, last night.
The plane carrying General
Uhl from his headquarters at
Omaha, flew him to Spring-
field, Ill., instead of Spring-
field, Mo., where he was to in-
spect an Army hospital.

Major Baker
He steps into .


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Is Bluff

There can be no more dis-
cussion as to what constitutes
the second front, or as to
where it should be deployed.
The main blow by the Anglo-
American forces will be de-
livered in western Europe.
Thus strategy in the west
surges into the foreground
to show the direction of the
decisive attack.
Confronted with military real-
ities the German concept of an
impregnable Atlantic wall is re-
vealed as a bluff. What
the Anglo American
forces and the wehr-
macht respectively face
in their coming clash is already
predetermined by general condi-
tions and the relationship of
forces in the west.
First of all, space conditions
are unfavorable for German de-
fense. The wehrmacht must de-
fend not only the channel zone
but the entire coast from the Bay
of Biscay to the tip of the Jutland
peninsula. This is not a limited
area which could be walled in
and converted into a single fort-
ress for defense; it is a line ap-
proximately 1,500 miles long, 10
times as long as the Maginot Line
was. Strategically most impor-
tant is the middle sector of this
coast, the sea front between
Havre and Rotterdam, the area
that lies between the mouths of
the Seine and the Rhine. This
configuration of the western war
theater offers the Anglo-Amer-
ican forces the chance to outflank
the Germans while it remains im-
possible for the wehrmacht to
concentrate its forces. No fortress
warfare can be waged in the
west. The coastline of western
Europe is a front, and not a fort.
Germany has assets as well
as liabilities for the western
campaign. Her defense tech-
nique is good in every field;
she has mine fields, coast de-
fenses, fortifications in depth
along the main, relatively nar-
row sector, good organization
of her rear and of her trans-
Among her liabilities are the
limitation of her number of
troops available for defense and
the lack of surface sea power to
prevent landings and menace the
sea lanes of communication of the
attacker. Nor are her reserves
adequate for continued defense;
nor sufficient mobile reserves for
counter blows, especially where
tanks are indicated. Her air
power is insufficient in strength
"to meet the enemy.
Anglo American superiority
will be in sea power, air power,
mobile weapons and general re-
serves. Sea power offers the
greatest operative opportunities
not for control of sea lanes but
for war of movement on land
executed by sea maneuver. With
the aid of sea power the Anglo-
American forces can be concen-
trated and strike anywhere in the
west, from the French-Spanish
frontier to Denmark. Sea power
can assure for us numerical su-
.periority at the spot chosen and
also the strategic advantages of
surprise, of simultaneous blows
and of the outflanking of the
enemy defense. Naval forces are
powerful tactical instruments in
the fight for the actual shores,
Air superiority will afford us
the opportunity to wage the at-
tack in depth. Beginning with the
first landing the entire Anglo-
American aviation should func-
tion specifically as an invasion
air force. Then it will be no
more of capital importance
whether or not German industry
is crippled by another three or
five per cent; what will count
then is -winning the battle of
Europe. The task of Allied avia-


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tion will then be to smash the
Luftwaffe in defense, to prevent
the transportation of German re-
serves, to crush enemy communi-
cations in its rear and to attack
German troops concentrations on
the battle fields.
Our superiority in' tank
weapons will be of specific
strategic significance. Because
of their tremendous tank losses
in Russia, and the inevitable
tying down of the main Ger-
man tank forces on the eastern
front, Anglo American tank
reserves will by far outweigh
German mechanized weapons
in the west. "Tanks will have a
particular'role to play in the
battle.of Western Europe. After
establishing a continuous land
front the chief task of Anglo-
American strategy will be to
prevent any stabilization of the
German front: to carry the
offensive forward in a war of
movement. Our operational
means then will be the break-
through and maneuver, both
executed by the co-operation of
all weapons but carried in the
first instance by tank power.
Though the task of smashing
the German anti-tank defenses

will fall to all Allied weapons,
our tanks will be the spear-
head of the offensive maneuver.
Another reason why tanks will
play a special part in this bat-
tle is because it will be a cam-
paign of short distances. In West-
ern Europe the wehrmacht has
no space for retreat as it has in
Russia. Any German retreat
southward from Brittany will re-
sult in the Anglo-American forces
out-flanking the main German
defense line on the channel.
Should the wehrmnacht retreat
behind Paris which is the domi-
nant communication center of all
of France, it will lose the entire
country. Should the wehrmacht
be forced to retreat in the Neth-
erlands it will open the industrial
heart of Germany in the Ruhr
and the Rhine valleys to Anglo-
American invasion.
Upon landing the Allied armies
will stand close to the strategic
and economic centers of the third
reich. In the frame of coalition,
the invasion of Western Europe
has the special importance of be-
ing the blow at the shortest pos-
sible distances against the vital
centers of the enemy. After land-
ing only 150 miles will separate
the Allied armies from victory.


Two consecutive tank break-
throughs can decide the issue of A l AK W I
the war in the west. W I
- The invasion in'the west will
not be an isolated operation. It By BOB HAWK
will be done at a time when the
drainage of German reserves in
the East is continuing and in- 1. The average stick of gum is
creasing. Until final defeat the nearer 10, 25 or 50 per cent
wehrmacht will constantly be sugar?
menaced by annihilation in the 2. If a man in connection with
east. It will be given no pause his work speaks of neck, crown,
from the terrific pressure. The root and cement, what is his pro-
German high command will need fession?
.every available force it has to Horticu has tdo with
meet this pressure on the eastern flowers. Agriculture has to do
front with farming. Apiculture has to
German defense in the west do with what?
will also be impaired by the or- 4. When you hear a male crick-
ganizational and strategic diffi- et, is it making, its chirp by
culty of waging desperate defen- breathing, by moving its front
sive operations on two separated wings together, or by eating?
fronts under completely different 5. Give two meanings for the
conditions. In the west against word "fluff."
the combined Anglo American 6. When getting off a moving
sea,.air and land forces.-in the train, do you continue to go for-
east against superior Russian land ward or do you go backward?
power. 7. Are men or women usually
Under the circumstances it rounder headed?
will be as impossible for German 8. Can naturally faded blond
strategy to wage a two front war "*~- become golden again natu-
as it is impossible for an indi- rally?
vidual to write with both his d. When you eat tuna, are you
right and left hands simultane- eating mackerel?
ously. I (Answers on page 10)



Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, November 25, 1943

Air Base Area Commander
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity,
published each Friday in the interest of the officers and
enlisted men of Drew Field.
Authority Sec. II, W. D. Circular 55, 1943. under the
supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with
W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated September 7, 1942,
Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Unit Newspapers
Major Chester K. Delano. Base Special Service Officer
Lt. Joseph H. McGinty. Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located ifF
Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and
"B" Avenues. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone, exten-
sion 287.
DREW FIELD ECHOES receives material supplied by
Camp Newspaper Service, War Department. 205 E. 42 St.,
New York City. Credited material may not be re-
published without permission from Camp Newspaper
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St. Petersburg Times]

Women Not Slackers
The writer of a nationally-syndicated
column recently charged the women of
the country were showing themselves to
be "slackers"-he used the word-because
they had failed to enlist in sufficient num-
bers in the feminine branches of the armed
forces. The Army Air Forces, now in an
intensive campaign to recruit thousands
of WACs for important jobs, has other
ideas on the subject.
Here is the way AAF officials tell their
side of the story:
The Women's Army Corps has proved
itself despite a combination of distressing
circumstances. During its period of or-
ganization cartoonists, comedians,- and
skeptics had a field day on the subject
of women soldiers. They established an
attitude on the part of the public which
persists in many quarters today. These
people forgot completely that their grand-
fathers had said similar things about
women army nurses-and had been proved
100 per cent wrong.
Army men themselves were not by any
means unanimous in their acceptance of
the WACs. Commanders of many posts
were pessimistic when told a WAC detach-
ment was being assigned to them. They
anticipated "problems" which never oc-
Now those same commanders are the
loudest boosters of the WAC.
In questioning women's patriotism, the
columnist also overlooked one highly sig-
nificant point-that many women have
,been dissuaded from joining the WAC by
their brothers, husbands or fathers who
were unfamiliar with the facts. Some of
this can be attributed to male arrogance-
sneering at the idea that women can do
men's work. More of it can be traced to
gossip, rumor, whispering campaigns and
Being a small, easily identified and
much-discussed group, the WACs were
subject to the same process which under-'.
lies all prejudice. When a member of such
a group performs any questionable act,
his fault is attributed to others of his kind.
Any soldier knows that many a "good
army town" has been ruined because a few
men in uniform made nuisances of them-'
selves-and so the townsfolk decided all
soldiers were bums.
This condition has been even more true
in the case of the WACs, who have been
constantly under public scrutiny. The
slightest instance or report of misconduct
on the part of one WAC was distorted into
condemnation of the entire corps.
What has been the actual conduct of the
WACs? This can best be answered by the
statement of the executive officer of one
of the largest posts of the country:
"We were mighty dubious when the
WACs came to our camp. After six months
we're asking for more. We're delighted.
They've done excellent work. The women
are of a generally high type. A lot of them
are college graduates. Their conduct has
been generally above reproach. They're
just like any other group of women you
would come across in business, educa-
tional, or school life-except that I think
they're better than most."

"Dammit! We forgot carbon paper."

Weekly Religious Services Listed

Sunday, November 28, 1943
Episcopalian Communion at
0700 in Chapel 1, (Eighth and C)
and at 0800 in Chapel 4, (Second
and L), Chaplain Nelson.
Lutheran services at 0915, in
Chapel 4, Chaplain Gruhn.
Services at 1030 in Chapel 3
(Second and J), Chaplain Price.
Services at 1030 in Chapel 4,
Chaplain Link.
Services at 1030 in Chapel 5,
(Second and N), Chaplain Kim-
Services at 1030 in Chapel 7,
(East First and Avenue M),
Chaplain Mumford.
Services at 1030 in Chapel 8,
(Fifth and Avenue N), Chaplain
Services at 1030 in Chapel 9,
(Fifth street and Avenue K),
Chaplain Lounsbury.
Services at 1900 in Chapel 3,
Chaplain Price.
Services at 1900 in Chapel 4,
Chaplain Link.
Services at 1900 in Chapel 5,
Chaplain Guy.
Services at 1900 in Chapel 7,
Chaplain Mumford.
Monthly Communion
Episcopalian First Sunday,
Chapel 1, 0700, and Chapel 4, 0800.
Presbyterian First Sunday,
Chapel 3, 0800.
Methods t- First Sunday,
Chapel 3, 0915.
Lutheran First Sunday,
Chapel 4, 0915.
Baptist-First Sunday, Chapel
5, 0915.
Christian Service Men's League,
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Chapel 5.

Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m., Base
Hospital; 8:00 a.m:, Chapel 2; 9:00
a.m., Chapel 2 and Theater 3;
11:30 a.m., Chapel 4; 6:30 p.m.,
Chapel 2.
Weekday Masses: 5:45 p.m.,
Chapel 4 (daily except Sunday);
6:30 p.m., Chapel 2 (daily except
Confessions: Saturdays in
Chapel 2 and 4 from 4:30 p.m. to
6:00 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to
9:00 p.m.
Services for all Jewish person-
nel in Chapel 3 on Wednesday at
1915, Friday at 2000, and Satur-
day at 0830.
Sunday, Chapel 1, 9:15 .a.m.;
conferences, Monday and Thurs-
day, Chapel 1, from 4 p.m. to 7
Services at 0915 in Chapel 1
Conferences Monday and Thurs-
day at Chapel 1, from 1600 to
Chapel 1-Avenue C and Eighth
Chapel 3-Avenue J and Second
-Chapel 4-Avenue L and Second
Chapel 5-Avenue N and Second
Chapel 7-Avenue M and East
First street.
Chapl 8-Avenue N and Fifth
Chapel 9-Avenue K and Fifth
Theater 3-Avenue K and Second

Drew Field Soldier Is

Thankful For U. S.
"I have more at stake inn
this war than the average
American soldier. I'm hap- "
py to be in the Army, for
America took me in when I
needed help, and now I
have a chance to show my
appr citationn by helping
America. I'd like to go
back to Germany, but
ONLY as a member of the
American fighting forces."
These words tell briefly
the story of T/5 Fred Hey-
man, whose father died in a '
Nazi concentration camp, .i
whose mother is now in a
German camp and whose
brother is in the hands of-
the Hitlerites.
Heyman, who is 27, is a
clerk in the communications T/5 Fred Heyman
company of the 503d SAW Corps and was sent to
Regiment. Of Jewish ex- Georgia Tech as an assistant
traction, he lived his first
20 years at Hof, Bavaria. instructor for ROTC units.
There, while working as a While at Atlanta, he real-
dry goods clerk, he became ized one of his chief am-
interested in America, "the bitions, when, on Jan. 11,
land of opportunity," after 1942, he was granted his
hearing from relatives and citizenship.
friends who had left Ger- The war has brought
many for this country. tragedy and grief to his
The anti- Semitic cam- family. Last August, he
paign of the Nazis hadn't received a communication
blossomed forth in its full from the Red Cross telling
fury, but Heyman was con- him that his father had died
fident that, as long as he in a German concentration
remained in Germany, he camp in France. The letter
would be denied normal op- also stated that his mother
portunities. So in October, was in a camp in France,
1936, he started the voyage and that his only brother
to his adopted land. Rela- was taken by the Nazis,
tives met him at New York, probably to a work camp.
and he then went to Brook- Heyman has one big hope
lyn, going into the radio for the future, after the war
sales and repair business ends-to bring his mother
In February, 1941, he was and brother to this country.
drafted and sent to Fort He hopes some day to
Bragg, N. C., in a medical have a home and wife, and
unit. While there he was he is a firm believer in the
transferred to the Signal American way of life.
'.w. .

Communications to this column
must bear, for publication, the correct
name and organization of the writer.
Short letters are most interesting, and
the right is reserved to cut letters
when space limitations require.

We Don't Take Money
Dear Editor:
Nowhere in your paper do I find the rates
you charge for advertising in your classified
ads. I am very desirous of having the following
ad appear in your next issue:
"LOST: Thursday, October 21, 1943, at Spa
Beach, St. Petersburg; one redhaired, attractive
aviation mechanic from Idaho. Answers to name
of Corporal Moore. Have two snapshots of him,
but prefer the original. Any info awaited im-
If by any chance, civilians are unable to
advertise in your paper,-I'm sorry I bothered
you. In that case, I'll just have to forget about
Corporal Moore. He was nice, too.
No. 8-71st St. S., St. Petersburg.
Yes, Miss Bates, there is a rule con-
cerning civilian personnel placing ads
which involve money in our free classified
section. However, there is no rule prevent-
ing the use of ads which will aid soldier
morale. Your ad appears in this week's
classified ad section of the ECHOES.-Ed.

Lost Gloves Available
Dear Editor:
The following letter was received this week
by the office of Colonel Melvin B. Asp. We feel
that it is worthy of publication in the ECHOES.
"Dear Sir:
"Do you think that you can find the owner
of the gloves inclosed, which were left in my
car by a soldier from Drew Field who rode with
me from Tallahassee to Newberry Friday morn-
ing, November 27? I am sorry I cannot remem-
ber the name of the soldier, but it was a two or
three syllable name. He was returning to Tampa
from leave at his home in Arkansas, is a ser-
geant and a cook.
"I regret his loss of these gloves, and if you
have a way to locate him, I will appreciate your
co-operation.- Also, you might like to hear that
this young man reflected credit on his uniform
and on Drew Field by his appearance and gen-
eral courtesy, as well as his attitude toward the
job he had to do. I enjoyed giving him a lift.
Very truly yours,
State Home Demonstration Agent.

Likes Pages 8 and 9
When I came to Drew a month ago, I knew
no one here, and had no idea of the recreational
facilities offered on the field and in Tampa. On
my first free evening, I went into Tampa with
no plans and no companions. I came home early,
very discouraged.
The next morning, the ECHOES was delivered
to my mess hall. Scanning through it, I turned
to the middle section. There, spread before me,
was a complete schedule of events in town and
on the post. I noted that there was a symphony
orchestra for service men at a local service
center, and a Spanish class at another.
Now, my evenings are full and very enjoyable.
I attend orchestra practice and Spanish class,
catch my favorite movie stars at the Post
theaters and go to free dances on and off
the Base. On my days off, I have tried St.
Petersburg and Clearwater activities, at your.
suggestion. It was swell: Thank you, sir, for
making your middle section of real value to a
fun-seeking soldier!
Thank you, sergeant. We like to hear
people like the paper which, after all, is
published for the information and enter-
tainment of soldiers.-Ed.

Wants Better Entrance
Dear Sir:
Some weeks ago an interested party wrote to
the ECHOES demanding that something be done
about the unsightly entrance to Drew Field. An
attractive gate has been erected yet, in order to
pass in or out of the field, Drew personnel must
wade through a dusty gulley.
As my contemporary mentioned, the shoe-
shine which we spend ten minutes on before
leaving the barracks disappears as we trek to
the bus.
The large silver wings which greet the visitor
entering Drew Field somehow lose their gran-
deur, as his shoes sink deep into the dirt. Can't
something be done about the gulley at the gate?
Don't worry, Pfc. Benson, your shoes
won't lose their shine much longer. Big
things are planned for the entrance to the
field which, we are sure, will restore for
you the grandeur of the wings.-Ed.

V J-%UP 1 W W




Hirsch of 553d

Shows Unit Area

To Laraine Day

Our popular Sergeant
SHirsch of the 553d was really
Sin the spotlight last Wednes-
3 day. The lucky fellow was
T_ EM picked to escort lovely movie
w F~0s star, Laraine Day, on a tour
"How many times do I have to tell you you can't carve of our area.
this turkey?" Heard reports that he is al-
ways pestering the mail clerk
QUIZ SHOCW HIGHLIGHTS about letters from New York,
UI SW Ieven claims that mail is being
held out on him.
568T W EEKLY HUThe Sarge isanxiously await-
ing his furlough as he intends
to have it coincide with that of
BycSGT. GEORGE A. WELLS among those not present because his brother's who expects to be
Major Max C. Nelson, for some of illness is Lt. Charles E. Butler, home soon from a stretch of over-
time Commanding Officer of the Special Service Officer, who is seas duty. Seeing that certain
568th,?has been transferred to the bedded down with a severe cold. New York gal friend of his is
576th. Major Charles Smithson, Pfc. John (Brooklyn) Meehan also uppermost in his mind. More
Executive Officer, goes to the 4th says he welcomes the detail of power to you, Leon.
Sig AW Training Battalion. being barracks orderly because it
Major Edwin Bartel assumes gives him an opportunity to CHANGES LISTED
command of the 568th with Capt. catch up with the soap operas on Four key officers were recent-
Frank S. Wellings taking over the radio. ly transferred to our battalion-
the duties formerly performed by B Major Bernard C. Robinson as
Maj. Smithson. To complete the Battalion Commander; Captain
week of changeovers, the 568th A H L IP Charles E. Harrison as Battalion
switches from 4th Sig AW Train- l/IlI Executive Officer (he plays a
ing Battalion to 5th Sig AW good game of touch football with
Training Battalion, the boys) and 1st Lt. Irving H.
A hearty welcome was in store rA Fisher as Adjutant. Headquar-
for Capt. Arthur M. Freund of ters Company has 1st Lt. John
the Medical Corps who has been J. Eckerle asitsnew company
returned to our outfit after serv- commander, also another regular
ing with the 574th. Capt. Freund touch football enthusiast.
holds the respect and admiration i. Ln AW There are several men in the
of all the enlisted men and of- organization who have over-
ficers of the 568th with whom he seas duty to their credit. S/Sgt's
served for many months. It's good James L. Fahey and Max A.
to see him bak! By S/Sgt. Francis E. Nowicki Barnes Jr., both home on well
SHighlight of the week for GI's In a little over three short earned furloughs at the pres-
Sthis night Battalion Quiz months since its creation, the ent, have-had two and one-half
years' service in Puerto Rico.
Show held in the day room. Camp Weatherford Music S/Sgt. Mike Brkich has had two
Teams representing the three Makers, a unique Dixieland years' service in the Asiatic-
companies of the outfit are now Pacific area. Swell fellows to
competing weekly with prizes orchestra, has come to the *know and have as friends.
being awarded team members and forefront with such rapid
a special prize to the individual The boys have been returning
high scorer each Tuesday night. pace that it is one of the best from furloughs so fast that space
T/5 Leslie Zeiger of the Per- Army orchestras in this sec- cannot be allotted to mention all
sonnel Section, is the "Quiz Kid" tion of Florida, according to the exploits and good times they
for the week, having come had. Sure are a happy gang on
through in a spirited tussle to top qualified observers who have leaving but very sad sacks for a
the other contestants. been following its progress. couple of days after returning.
Questions used in the Quiz By far the most popular enter- Private Vigil visited several of
Show are varied. Many of them tainers ever to come to Camp the movie lots on his trip home
are based on subjects taught in Weatherford, the Music' Makers to California and can tell you
lectures on the 'week's training play regularly at the Service many interesting tales of the
schedule with topical questions Men's Recreation Center, Ma- movie stars. In civilian life he
on news and personalities of the sonic hall, organizational parties, worked as a film cutter.
day being injected. Sgt. George Officers' club and for a weekly GETTING READY
A. Wells acts as quizmaster and, radio broadcast. Since the band's
at last week's show, Lt. Charles debut the men have played 65 The boys have been doing a
L Baumann held down the job engagements. powerful lot of shooting on the
Lf Bum h d teranges these last few weeks. First
Our sick list is hih this week INITIAL FIVE Sergeant Holland in the famil-
S/Sgt. Richard (I'm from Boston) Lt. Richard J. Scheuer gath- iarization firing of the carbine
Soule is at the hospital recover- ered around him five enlisted scored a total of 189 out of a
ing from an operation. Also hos- men upon whose efforts and abil- possible 200. That's pretty good
pitalized are Pvt. Robert Roberts ties rested the future of the or- shooting in any Army. Another
and Pfc. Sydney Polly. Polly was ganization. These five were: Pfc. good score of 185 was made by
injured when he fell while go- Joseph Santaniello playing the Mess Sgt. Clarence A. Fair, who
ing over the obstacle course. Also "hot trumpet"; T/5 Francis Riehle, not only shoots straight but is
bass viol; Pfc. Clarence Watson, known all over the field for the
drums; Pvt. Fred Stone, saxo- swell chow he serves in the field
General W white phone, and Pfc. Joe La Porte at kitchens.
the piano. Have quite a jitterbug in our
Pre nts VD It was then that Lt. James W. midst in the person of Pvt. Puccio.
PreSens Kimble, Special Service Officer In the evenings he is usually seen
and his musical hep-cats built a either at the Cuban Club or Sul-
Certificates firm foundation for the orchestra phur Springs showing the gals a
that is now well established, good time.
Their services are in constant
Brigadier General Thomas D. demand.
White, chief of staff, Third Air A M n Att
Force, presented certificates of POPULAR UNIT AW Men Attend
merit last Saturday to the follow- Since their debut in July at C nfe
ing Drew Field organizations for the Service Men's Recreation Show Conerence
their efforts in venereal disease Center, they have been the talk
control. The awards were made of the town and have been kept
at the parade 'rounds. busy appearing on civic programs Two AWUTC Special Service
911th Q.M. Pit. Col., 1018th and other occasions demanding representatives went to Atlanta
Q.M. Pit. Col., 440th Avn. Sq. Col., their presence. The orchestra's last Monday to attend a four-day
2065th Ord. Co., 922d Q.M. Boat first commanding officer was soldiers' "Show Conference"
Co., 26th Sub. Depot, Det. Vet. Lieutenant J. Scheuer, who which was conducted by the
Dept., 69th A.A.F. Band, Hq. served from the time of the Fourth Service Command at Fort
AWUTC. 465th A.A.F. Band, band's activation until the latter McPherson.
Sig. Hq. & Hq. Co. XV F.C., Sig. part of August when Lieutenant These two soldiers, T/4 Harry i
Hq. & Hq. Co. XVI F.C., 561st Kimble took over. Johnson, former Hollywood actor,
SAW Br., 564th SAW Bn., Still in its infancy, and at a and Pfc. Jules Getlin, former
570th SAW Bn., 577th SAW time when most orchestras are Chicago radio actor, joined spec-
Bn., 588th SAW Bn., 714th still attempting to achieve that ial service representatives from R
SAW Co., 725th SAW Co., rhythm and co-ordination so nec- Army encampments all over the
730th SAW Co., 748th SAW essary to success, the Camp United States for this conference.
Co., 756th SAW Co., 766th Weatherford Music band is fill- They discussed new ideas for sol-
SAW Co., Det. 10, AWUTC, Det. ing out a program of. activity dier entertainment and reported
22, AWUTC, Det. 23, AWUTC, which each passing day adds to on the type of entertainment
Sig. Hq. & Hq. Sq. III F.C. its popularity. Working on their which has been presented at the |
The presentation was followed own time in the evenings the boys various camps which they repre-
by a review of the organizations have scored a tremendous hit sent.
assembled. Those participating with their style of music. The The conference was under the
included: Commanding General soldiers at Camp Weatherford can direction of Lt. Col. Wallace Ford, K
AWUTC, Commanding Officer well be proud to have such former Hollywood star, probably fi
Drew Field, Surgeon Drew Field, a versatile and talented musical best remembered for his perform- ii
Surgeon AWUTC, Venereal Dis- organization. Congratulations! ance with Victor McLaglen in v
ease Control Officer, Drew Field. Keep up the good work. "The Informer." T

HEY .before T go any further .. they said last week
that I had the job ol! escorting the lovely Laraine around
the Base. (I can dream can't I?) That "smooth" Lt. (yeah,
the same one that overwhelmed the nag with the soft talk)
did me out of a sweet job. I got near, but when I could finally
see her (way over there) the big MP with the teeth came up
behind me and that's all, brother. (Here I am back at.the mill.)
She was beautiful I hear.

DEAR, LORD, please make them find the rest of my column. I
worked all day Sunday to get it in nice and early (the first
time in the history of Cedrics) and then they lose it. Everything
happens to me.

ANYWAY, some new things have come up that deserve mention.
Have you seen the new theaters on the Base? They are really some-
thing.. We now have eight of the things (That's a lot of celluloid)
and there is no excuse for the men saying, "We ain't got no place
to go."

SOMEONE gave that "smooth Lt." a lot of front page stuff regard-
ing the capture of a horse. By the law of find and grab the nag
is his. He claims that when he hit on that deal .someone got
his goat.

SLIPS THAT PASS in the night: The fellow (we all know hiin)
who has always been in the habit (and a good one) of loosening
his belt and his waist band when driving on a long trip .arrives
at destination and forgetting the condition of his raiment ... steps
out of the car and (gosh, it's cold-).
WHY DO ALL the GIs in the new shade of OD have to mix uniforms
and then holler like hell when the ticket taker at the theater says,
"Sorry, chum, no soap?" Come to think of it .who wants soap

IN THE NETHERLANDS East Indies, American soldiers are warned
not to touch a woman in public-not even to help her across the
street. (Who wants to be public anyway?)

HAVE YOU EVER been pestered (another term for embarrassed)
by the knowing few who ask you how you liked such and such
an opera or classical concerto (what concerto isn't classical?) Here
is what I do it may help, if it does, use it when asked
.. I merely say, "Ye-e-sss" (knowingly) "I thought it was ex-
cellent, but it doesn't, in my estimation come up to the voluble
Sinigaglia overture to 'Le Baruffe Chiozotte'." Try it (if you
can pronounce it). It stops 'em cold Peace it's wonderful.
(Adam, stop plagiarizing .the Advice to the Yardbirds column,
another ECHOES feature. Ed.)

I am sorta disappointed in the nice weather lately. The local
Chamber of Commerce used to furnish me with a good bit of copy,
but since they have taken my tip and have decided to co-operate
so far as the weather is concerned I don't have nothing to holler
about. (Please let it rain .. just once.)
a 0

I HAVE BEEN looking around the office and I suddenly realize
that we have all the lovely WACs right here in this office. They
are really terrific.

JUST HEARD that the latest steer for the WACs to get their hair
done is as follows: One WAC decides that the stuff on the scalp
needs some of the finer art (the touch and behold system used by
some). Sooo .she goes on sick. call. The Beauty Shop is up in
the Hosp. area, and the only time off stores closed. Result?
Big sick book .pretty WACs.

HERE IS ONE for the lads who think the Army is rough (here
at Drew). Yugo-Slav guerrillas are the lads who have the stuff
on the inside where it counts. Listen to this one The lads
(even as you and I) "Am I Kiddin'?" swim into the waters of
the Adriatic coast line with knives in their mouths. These boys
are not out fishing. They are out to cut the mines that Putzi
has placed in such precision all along the waterway. Here is how-
they do it. They swim up to the mine cut it loose float
it into shore remove the detonators take the explosives
out use it in hand grenades and then throw these same
grenades at the Nazis. The result is one helluva noise and usually
the loss of several arms and legs (Nazi arms and legs.) "It's
cheaper, too."

THE BASE MOTOR Pool has undergone a change: Mr. Myers is no
longer there. He was one swell gent and we all hate to see him
leave. S. B. Wilkinson has taken over and he is the bird that
can do it. Mr. Winters down there still believes in saving paper
bring in a trip ticket and he'll send the next trip out on the same
paper. (At least he will try.) Mr. Davis is still fishing off the
Causeway at 4 a.m. (it says here). Mrs. B., the lovely lady with
all the smiles in her voice, hasn't found the paper she was looking
for. (Understand that some deep intrigue lurks behind the find-
ing of same.)

itcfhen 24 W ins tw'o straight weeks, which they
broke last week.
Bes Mes Flag Because some weeks ago the
Best Mess Flagj flag designating the best kitchen
was stolen from Kitchen No. 29,
For the fourth successive week a new flag was ordered and will
Kitchen No. 24 has won the flag be here toda2.
or the best kitchen of the week Mess officer at Kitchen No. 24
n the AWUTC Signal Corps area, is Lt. Robert Wallis, and T/Sgt.
which sets an all-time record. Alexander Pinchuck is the mess
'he previous record had been for sergeant.



'On the Best Dressed Beam' Soldiers Listed

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"Where can I get one of those books that talk to you, thereby
saving you the trouble of reading them? You mentioned them in
your column last week." Pvt. Hoopnoot Sknoglog.
Just go down the street until you come to this sign and then
you will see a map who hasjust been standing there. Where he
went I don't know, but I do know that he sells talking books.

"Who will give me a jeep for Christmas?" Pvt. Vinestob
I won't. Try your first sergeant.

"What time is it?" Pvt. Alice Framstrabble (WAC).

(Author's note: We are always glad to answer questions like
these, so send them in. There is no charge, but for personal con-
sultation drop in any night at Silly Solly's, booth number seven,
and bring my fee.)
And now to direct Pvt. Mustgoolp Vitfit El Pazzbelch further
along the road to Shangri-La. We left him where he had just at-
tended a court presentation in the palace of the king of Mongaria,
King Boardface. After asking Lady -Epplebomb if he could take
her home he was seized by several slab-sided ganklewanks (a Mon-
garian court guard with three legs and one nose) who threw him
over a cliff.
Now, Pazzbelch, enough of these shenanigans if you want to
get to Shangri-La before the snow flies. After you have picked
yourself up and climbed up this cliff you must take a turn on the
road.where these floating bushes grow. There is a whining old
watchman on this road but pay no attention to him. He is always
whining and complaining that his hair hurts when he bends it.
After walking several miles along this road (pay no attention,
by the way, if some leering people should occasionally throw a
handful of skunks at you) you will be joined by a strange varlet
who claims he is an inventor. He really is a deserter from an
unconscious objector's camp in Mongaria. But he will tell you of
his idea for retreat ceremonies for the U. S. Army and then he will
tell you of his invention and try to work you for a dime. He points
out that during retreat all vehicles must stop and the driver must
get out and salute.
Well, this guy has a good one.. He says he has invented a sky
hook for air planes. When retreat comes and a plane is overhead
several fellows will run out of the plane with sky hooks and hook.
onto some clouds, the plane will stop and all the fellows on the
plane will get out and salute. Don't give him the dime.
Then you enter an overhead tunnel where you will run into
the "Get Out of Town" people. Moonface McFonagle is their mayor
and these people go into a town after first soaking their clothes in
a slaughter house and they are paid to get out of town. Moonface
will try to get you to join them and even offer you one of'their
perfumed suits of clothes for free. Elude him.
After you have left this tunnel some guy will come running
wildly down the road screaming: "Where is the rest room? Where
is the rest room?" Tell him it is seven blocks to the right. He will
thank you and run to the left. He has been doing this for 57 years
and must be in pretty bad shape by this time. ,
Keep walking straight ahead until you come to a ladder. Do
not climb this because it has false rungs. They never ring and
were put there by the "Stop That" people, those people who were
born while being pinched. Ouch!
Soon you will be coming to the land of the singing cats. Try
to go around this land because if you never heard these cats sing-
ing the "Sextet from Loocheea," the "Quartet from Rigoleevo" and
the "Onetet from Hunger" you will have such a yelling in your
ears that you must report back at once to your base at the mental
hygiene clinic. Several fellows have gotten discharges from listen-
ing to these singing cats. They also charge admission. One fish.
Just the around the corner will come Sweet Looney the Swamp
Girl. She will ask you for a contribution for her pal. You ask her
who her pal is and she will say, Don't you want to help yourself?"
Circumvent Sweet Looney the Swamp Girl. She's looney.
Here you must climb a tree and take your calisthenics. If you
see Hardnose Henry up there you had better buy one of his special
flophut sandwiches. He sells these only to people who climb trees
and they are made out of six parts world almanacs, eight parts of
you and one part of me. They are not bad, however.
Excuse me now, because I must run over to Swamp No. seven
and see a guy who has a. plan to corner the market on words. He
says you can get to the library and take a lease on any word you
want and then charge people for using them. If I can make it there
I'm going to try and get a lease on the personal pronoun "I".
By the way, have you met Professor Ginpot Loblop van Goo-
bleshtunk? No? Neither have I. Who is he? Maybe he is.that guy
who felt he was losing his grip. He is pretty sore about this be-
cause he had his socks and underwear in that grip.

Sgt. Carrier

Pfc. Martin Sgt. Squier

503d Unit Gives

Day Room Dance

Last week we attended the day room dance of 2d Re-
porting, 503d SAW, and we're still a little dazed at the
wonderful bevy of beautiful girls, the music of the 69th AAF
band, and so much salami. Nevertheless, a good time was
had by all except the lovely girl we were with.
Bob Herfurth (S-1) sat on the
end of a couch the first few hours. Camp DeSo Grid
He was still trying to shake off am DeSoto
those memories of his recent fur-
lough. But he did thaw out to-
wards the end and took his usual eam repares
place under a table, reciting wise B* CPL. A. A. KAALUND
saws and modern instances (that's
from Shakespeare-Herfurth is Hello, Gang: It's me again. If
from Missouri). you will notice, I am A. A.
a u t s M i s s o u r i ) k i n s t e a d
Cpl. Sidney Feldman (S-1) was Kallund this week instead of
le h sodney s tn ke AlberonKaalound f lhof wl3
trying his damndest to look like Albert Kaalundof the last Guardweek.
Charles Boyer, but he looked like Squadrondand Pfc. Jameson of
Tyrone Power anyway. Sidney Squadron and Pfc. Jameson of
Tyrone Power anyway. Sidney the 59th insisted that I use my
has just returned from furlough first two initials because it re-
too and the stories he might tell. minds them of All American
Although the blessed event Kaalund.
took place months ago, this Well .if I can be All Ameri-
story has just come to our at- can in everything I do, if all of
tention. Sergeant Wilson (S-1) my thoughts and aspirations are
became a papa. July 4 and the based on those principles upon
baby's name is Woodrow Wil- which America stands, I know
son. The interesting part of it that I can relax and say at the
is that the Yankee Doodle Dan- end of my day, "Well done."
dy wasn't expected until late Well, the lads really had a fine
August-but he beat the Stork time last Saturday. They pa-
to the punchline just to keep raded on the base in a very mili-
it G. I. tary manner. Keep it up, boys,
Sgt. William Schoninger's draft do everything to the best of your
board would be proud if they ability, and in a military manner.
could see how snazzy he looks in You know, we might score a
O.D.'s, although "Strength and knockout in the early part of this
Health Magazine" still maintains brawl instead of having to go the
that the sergeant outdoes Bernarr limit for a decision, if we keep
MacFadden in a loin cloth, on the ball.
Cpl. Alfred Monteleone, of the The football season is on (as if
Bronx Monteleones, looks lone- you didn't know) and we have a
some and underweight since his fine team in the making so get
pal, Cpl. Morton Serota, of the out on that gridiron and see what
Brooklyn Serotas, left on fur- you can do with that pigskin.
lough. Sgt. Albert G. Harris, one of our
officials out there, has tangled
with many All American per-
sonalities and held his own.
Sergeant Dillpn is also doing a
i great job with the mob at calis-
thenics. Willie Dillon is in the
Toiteen O Woist, I mean Foist.
Well, I'm still hearing that coffee
575th Dayr would be appreciated at the PX,
steaming hot coffee, delicious cof-
fee on a frosty day or any day
He Cleaned It We have two majors in the area
By WAR N P. M D the genius told me yesterday,
By WAREN P. MILD Major Strickler, commanding of-
Private Goldstein thinks the ficer, DeSoto Area and of the
men in the 575th SAW battalion 59th and Major Sergeant or have
might like to know that there's a it your way, Sergeant Major Les-
dayroom in the area. It's the ter (NMI) (the only child) Adams
third building from "M" on Fifth. of the Unit Personnel.
Goldstein found it all right when
he was G.I.-tailed to clean up i S
the place. General Sherrill
Cpl. Abbondanzo wants the
battalion to know that he isn't Given R Oceptio n
the "fat little corporal" the major i ece
hollered at during calisthenics. A reception in honor of Brig.
Sgt. Jack Braunstein ad- Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, Com-
mits why it took him so long manding General of AWUTC, was
to get Laraine Day's auto- held Saturday evening in the
graph. The news photog- AWUTC officers' club, with offi-
rapher was a little slow snap- cers of the 1st Training Battalion,
ping the picture. the 501st Sig A. W. Regt. and the
S588th Sig. A. W. Bn., and their
Chaplain Aaron K. Farmer of guests, in attendance.
Texas has been assigned to the Arrangements for the reception
575th. and has his offices, in were in charge of Maj. Samuel
Chapel 8 at Fifth and N, right Sansweet, executive officer of the
in the battalion backyard. He 1st Training Bn. Punch and
wants to meet the men even if wafers were served and an ex-
they aren't in trouble, cellent floor show with singing
Prize observation of the sea- and dancing was emceed by T/5
son: When Laraine Day cut that "Rajah" Bergman.
droolable battleship cake in the Those in the receiving line
messhall. last week, one open- were Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Sher-
mouthed GI was too shy to ac- rill, Col. and Mrs. R. W. Mc-
cept a piece. Said Miss Day: Namee, Col. and Mrs. J. C. Van-
"You'd better take it. It'll be a Ingen, Lt. Col. and Mrs. R. P.
long time before you'll see an- Shiehl, Maj. and Mrs. Sansweet
other cake with icing." and Lt. E. F. Metcalf.


Men Speak Out

For Neatness

The mysterious WAC has
placed this week's sharpies
among the very select list.
Really "on the beam" this
week, is the 756th SAW com-
ing out on top with two of the
best dressed.
"Being neat is a habit from
civilian life," spoke Sgt; H. Squier
from Oakland, Cal. Corporal Mil-
ler and I decided that the 756th
would never- be outdone by any
new company that came in! We
always find time for a shine and
a 'quick change."
Cpl. Bob Miller, who lived in
Reading, Pa., prior to the war,
added, "A lot of the fellows mfiht
call mine a 'white collar' job, and
explain my appearance that way,
but that's 'out.' A fellow can look
just as neat in fatigues if they're
clean and well pressed."
Miller is a radio man.
Sgt. Donald Kincaid from Page,
W. Va., is willing to give his
mother the credit for the way he
wears his uniform. "I guess it is
the way I was brought up."
Sergeant Kincaid, good looking
six-footer, is with the 588th SAW.
"I guess I just have to look
nice," said Pfc. Warren F. Martin,
748th SAW Co. "You see, I play
the luncheon music at the Offi-
cers Club and I'm expected to
look 'keen'." From where we sit
the general opinion is that he'd
look nice, regardless of his duties.
Sgt. Bob Carrier, Bostonian,
didn't have much to say, but it
was said in one breath. "Gosh,
I don't know-just wear a clean
uniform, that's all, what's your
name? And what are you doing
Saturday night?"
Bob is with the 396th Bomb
Group, 592nd Sq.
We hear we have hidden talent
on the field. Next week we will
tbe out to find it. So "shiek up."

Colonel, Private

Get Punishment

For Loose Talk
These two incidents actually
occurred, reports AWUTC's
A private stationed in a stag-
ing area wrote a letter to a
girl in which he listed several
APO numbers with their geo-
graphical locations. The sol-
dier was tried by a general
court-martial and sentenced to
six months at hard labor with
forfeiture of $30 per month for
six months.
A lieutenant colonel stationed
in a large city had access to
information involving troop
movements and other matters
vital to national security. One
evening he told a woman over
a public telephone that he was
flying overseas the next day
and named his destination and
probable time of arrival. A high
ranking officer was mentioned
as being a passenger on the
same plane. The lieutenant
colonel was relieved from act-
ive duty and reverted to
inactive status.
So you see, rank makes no
difference. The main thing is-
don't reveal information which
will aid the enemy.



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T/Sgt. Roy Popp at Clearwater


Dancing! Who doesn't enjoy the thrill of a good sweet
swing band? Confidentially, it is known that they are few
and far between. For this reason, T/S Ray Popp, who head-
ed the recent Detachment Picnic, has been working with
his committee to continue the series of social events for the
Enlisted and Civilian Personnel of the Finance Office.

As yet, no details have been
worked out as the plans are still
in the primary stage. However,
as soon as the committee has
things in order they will be pre-
sented to Col. Nye and his staff
for. final approval.
With the first party off to a
good start there is reason to be-
lieve that this one will surpass
it in grand style.
Date of the affair has not been
set, but it has been set for some
time after the close of the h6li-
day season due to the fact that the
number of places where a dance
can be held is limited.
Returning from furlough: Sgt.
David Frye and Mrs. Frye from
Miami where they spent their en-
tire two weeks Cpl. Joe Madej,
completing his stay in Buffalo and
now back in the saddle again at
his old stand in the Accounting
Now that he has recuperated
somewhat, S/S Leonard has
been seen keeping a steady
vigil at the main entrance to
the local Post Office during the
hours of 5:30 to 6:00. Looks like
those nightly commuting dates
are now in order again.
Reclining on the sands of ever
popular Clearwater, is none other
than T/S Ray Popp. Popp com-
pleted one year of wedded bliss
recently and had a dinner at the
Terrace with "Ernie," as Mrs.
Popp is effectionately known, for
the event.
It will be no surprise to us, if
Sgt. John Scanlon makes a hur-
ried call to the County Clerk at
Hartford, Connecticut, on his fur-
lough which runs into the Christ-
mas holidays. John has been giv-
ing serious thoughts to filing a
new allotment under the newly
authorized War Department reg-
Congratulations to Cpl. Earl
Landers, "The Atlanta Bing
Crosby," on his recent birth-
Latest newcomer to the
ranks of Finance Enlisted Per-
sonnel is Marshall Smith.
Recent changes in Section
Personnel find S/S Frank Hil-
bert in charge of Casual Pay,
replacing Sgt. John O. Myky-
tiuk, who has been transferred
to Commercial Accounts Sec-

Colonel Lampert

Assumes S-4


New head of the AWUTC S-4
section is Lieut. Col. Kenneth B.
Lampert, a native of Iowa but
for many years a California resi-
For eight years he was an
engineer at the Bell Telephone
Laboratories, and from 1928 to
1941 was with MGM in Holly-
wood, being identified with the
production of 900 full-length
movies and numerous short
subjects and features.
A member of the reserve since
1923, he was called to duty with
the Coast Artillery in April, 1941,
at the harbor defenses of San
Later that year he was trans-
ferred to the office of the Chief
Signal Officer and this year, aft-
er brief duty at Wright Field,
he spent four months at the
Signal Corps photographic center
in Astoria, N. Y., coming to Drew
Field from there.
His wife and two daughters are
residing at present in Washing-
ton, D. C. As a Californian, Col.
Lampert thus far has 'declined to
give us his impression of Florida,
but he has gone as far as to say
that he likes Drew Field.

New Theater

At 1873d

Pleases All

The 1873d men are able to
seem more at home, since
they have their new theater
right here in the area. On
the opening night we had
some of the men from the
base to come out and help
dedicate it by rendering a
short stage entertainment.
The men here seem to enjoy
the new theater despite the fact
that it has no top at the pres-
ent. I am sure that the men
will show a great interest in it,
and soon we will have a nice
enclosed theater. Congratula-
tions to S/Sgt. Hezekiah Car-
starphen for doing a swell job.
Well, it seems as though
Sgt. George O'Meally is on his
way to OCS, providing he can
pass the physical exam. Now that
Sgt. O'Meally is doing so well
with his OCS, application, I am
sure that Sgt. Allen Gooden, Sgt.
Andrew Murray, and T/Sgt. Ru-
ben Phanelsbn will try to fol-
low in his stead.
What'aya know; all of pur
Medics have returned from their
advanced medical school. I
know that our sick call will be
reduced now. Since congratula-
tions are in order, I wish to
throw a few Clarence Jones' way,
who has just been promoted from
Pvt. to Pfc. If he keeps up the
way he is going, he will soon
be back up to T/4th.
Sgt. David Puller, who has just
returned from furlough, has been
promoted to S/Sgt. Sgt. Neal,
"B" Co.'s mess Sgt. has also been
promoted to S/Sgt., and if T/4th
Elve Clay, Sgt. John Pryor, Sgt.
Frederick Edwards and T/4th
Lucien Lombard keep on at the
rate they are going, they will
make S/Sgt. like their friend Roy
B. Roberts. We must not for-
get that Wallace Gabriel, the de-
tail man, and John W. Bradley
made the grade of Cpl.

Dear Old Drew

Is 501st Poet's

Beautiful Theme

Once again we are privileged to open the column of
501st SAW with one of Cpl. Frank H. Richardson's bits of
Where the days are hot,
And the nights are damp;
You make your bunk every doggonemorn,
And wish the Hell you were never born.
You walk into the barrack after lights are blacked,
Bang!-right at a helmet-your head feels cracked.
Off to medics you'll be sent,
To get two Aspirins by a non-com gent;
But if your temperature is a hundred and ,three,
A hospital doctor you're sure to see.
Ten days there won't be bad, you can bet;
If you haven't seen the nurses-brother!
You ain't seen nothing' yet.
So-after all is said and done,
Don't we have just -oodles of fun?
Apparently lack of space pre-
vented the following paragraph Headquarters Co., who was mar-
from appearing in last week's ried some weeks ago to a lovely
effort, but-better late than nev- lassie from our favorite village-
er: Ass't Adjutant (2d Lt.) Sher-
han J. Umansky is pretty proud Clearwater.
of that youngster of his, Sherman But another of the old Com-
Jr., and darned if the little fel- pany F clan, Sgt. Bill Tilley, a
low doesn't already outrank his femme fancier in his own right,
old man. You've got to address says "nix" to the "I Love You
his as "Colonel" or he won't even Truly" boys; we have a suspicion
recognize you! Asked for a state- his heart is still somewhere in
ment, the proud poppa said: the Carolinas an operative
"Well, the next one will be a girl, reports a 501st 1st Lt., frowning
then another boy, then another on the privileges accorded his
igrl, then whoa-better check silver bar, stood in the chow line
with Daisy (Mrs. U) before I go otherr morn, ate breakfast right
any further!" with the GI's, then stood in line
We're always finding out things and cleaned the tray and silver-
after most everybody else knows ware before returning them to
..for instance, that our own Sgt. the kitchen; told by the mess of-
Major "Neil" O'Shea was a fa- ficer there was a special place
mous jockey in the early Twen- for him to eat, he replied: "No,
ties. Rode in the famed Ken- thanks, I'm just one of the men.
tucky Derby, and was a personal There's an officer who deserves
friend of the fabulous arle a niche in the hall of fame .
Sande. Dick Driver (S/Sgt. who is
known far and wide for his gun-
NEAR BENEDICT totin' ability) had a tough week:
On the threshold of taking the Thursday three shots were a lit-
not-so-fatal leap is handsome, tle too much for him and Fri-
likeable Sgt. Jim Matthews, from day he made the mistake of fall-
1st Reporting Co.; says it'll be in ing out for calisthenics, both days
December guess he got the he required a bit of resting-up
inspiration from his ex-boss, before returning to his usual
Ist/Sgt. Leon Lennertz, now of strenuous duties.

St.Pete GirlsThrill st SAW

It was the 1st SAW's turn to attend the dance in St. Pete this week and we cer-
tainly took advantage of it. The busses carried a full load, because our boys know what's
good. The Bomb-a-Dears with all their grace and charm made the occasion a memor-
able one. Mrs. Jack Daly, the hostess, had a fine program prepared. The hit of the
evening was Miss Donna McLeod, who thrilled us with her lovely songs.
Sergeant Gomillion started with
one of the chaperons, and ended The cutting of the tape official-
up with her beautiful daughter. / ly opened our new dayrroom here,
There's reason to his madness. He and we have one more reason to
claims that all their laughter was stay in camp, instead of going to
caused by jokes they were telling town. The dayroom orderly, Cpl.
each other, a likely story. Ser- Allegra, sees that everything is
geant Gimnick and Pfc. Bland /kept in good shape. The atmos-
were in fine spirits, accent on. phere of the place is so peaceful
The busses rolled home carrying and soothing that it reminds us
a tired but happy bunch of sol- of home.
diers. N S Pfc. Lejoka and Sgt. Griffith
FURLOUGH NEWS have become staunch friends.
Corporal Kohn is once again So inseparable, that when one
with us. His furlough was put goes to bed the other tucks
to good use. He now is an en- .A him in.
gaged man, and promises to be- k Man of the week department:
have himself. His girl sent yours -/ This week it's S/Sgt. Daly.
truly a letter asking me to see There's a right guy, if we ever
that he does behave himself. I saw one. A fine sense of hu-
told her if he didn't I'd put it in /mor, and a good disposition
the column. "-' -- makes him an all around good

One of the most comical
things I've seen in a long time
was when Cpl. (blood and guts)
Cronin put a helmet, sizes too
big, on his head and walked
up and down the barracks,
barking orders, as only he can.
His speech was so flowery, that
we didn't mind not seeing his
Coming upon Pfc. Perry sud-
denly, we caught him dustiig off
some corporal stripes that he
hides in his food locker. After a
bit of chiding, he retorted, "I
can dream, can't I?"
Our very handy and popular
barracks orderly, Pfc. George
Dodson, has done it again. This
time he's making little gadgets
to attach to our mess cups and
silverware, so we can wash them
without burning, our hands. These
little services mean a great deal

Lieut. Bradley
to us and we appreciate them,
Dodson. Thanks.
A couple of the boys are sweat-
ing out furloughs here. Pfc. Wil-
cher and Cpl. Corn are looking
forward to a little bit of para-
dise. Pfc. Gonsalves writes that
all is well in California, and he's
taking it all in. We miss you,

fellow. A good example of the
stuff he has is when he got a
set of new choppers from the
dentist. Instead of being touchy
about it, he joked more about
it than anyone else. S/Sgt.
Daly, we salute you.
The best dressed man of the
week is Cpl. Smith of the draft-
ing section. He's a good exam-
ple of what the well dressed sol-
dier will wear.
We have a celebrity in our
midst and didn't know it. T/5
Berman has been on the stage
for many years as a MC touring
almost every city in the country
entertaining people. He gives a
lot of his time and effort to the
shows at the Rec Halls, and is
sure fire entertainment. The cor-
poral has letters from CO's of
different camps thanking him for
his fine work.




What To Do In Town

'J'm ~_c.. "I :- "SM"
JINX FALKENBURG and Dr. Eduardo Santos, former presi-
dent of Colombia, clasp hands while she displays the flags
of the two Allies at an informal luncheon. La Falkenburg
is star of "Cover Girl," due soon at War Department


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IRVING BERLIN, author of "This Is The Army," is invited
by George Murphy to give out with his famous World War I
song, "Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning." Berlin
accepts the invitation in "This Is THe Army," which opens
at Theater No. 5 at 1 p.m. December 3.
mns.a ms: a. .. ,." -.**'~m m '~ .~n';,.

Leslie in the Warner Brothers movie version of "This Is
The Army" that they should marry. In real Army life
Reagan is a lieutenant. In movie he is a corporal.


Noon-Wives Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
7 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. Club,
supper. 607 Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Spanish class, 607,
Twiggs St.
Parish Night; 506 Madison St.
SDancing party, 710 Harrison St.
Patio dance, 214 North Blvd.
10:30 a.m.-Expectant Mothers
Class, 607 Twiggs St.
Noon-Wives Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
6 p.m.-Fish Fry, 821 S. Rome
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun, 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Music and Singcopa-
tion, 607 Twiggs St.
Patio Dance, 506 Madison St.
8:30 p.m.-Musical feature, 214
North Blvd.
Noon-Wives Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
8:30 p.m.-Hillbilly band, 607
Twiggs St.
Musicale, 506 Madison St.
Dance, 214 North Blvd.
9:30 a.m.-Coffee Hour, 506
Madison St.
Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St.
11 a.m.-Breakfast, 821 S. Rome
3 p.m.-Philharmonic Sym-
phony broadcast, 607 Twiggs St.
4:30 p.m.-Music Study Social
Hour, 607 Twiggs St.
6 p.m.-Vesper Service, 214
Supper, 821 S. Rome Ave.
7 p.m.-Club Sing, 214 North
7:15 p.m.-"Let's Discuss," 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd.
Noon-Wives Luncheoi, 607
Twiggs St.
2 p.m.-Sewing Class. 607
Twiggs St.
7 p.m.-Classical Music. 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-G a m e s, ping-pong
tournament, YMHA, Ross and
Nebraska Sts.
Debating Club' (1st and 3d
weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Negro.)
Spanish Class (2d and 4th
weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Negro).
8:30 p.m.-Singcopation, 607
Twiggs St.
Special Program, 214 North
Gym Night, ping-pong tourna-
ment, Bridge Club, Dance, 506
Madison St.
Noon-Wives Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun, 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Party, Service Center,
214 North Blvd.
Floto Club (1st and 3d weeks),
214 North Blvd.
Dramatic Club (2d and 4th
weeks), 214 North Blvd.
8:30 p.m.-Community Sing,
506 Madison St.
Typing Class, 710 Harrison St.
9 p.m.-Chess Club, 214 North
9:30 p.m.-Educational Movie
and Typing Class, 710 Harrison
Noon-Wives Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Glee Club practice,
507 Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Dance, 506 Madison St.
Dance Instruction, 607 Twiggs
Spanish Class, 710 Harrison St.
8:30 p.m.-Feature Mlovie and
Camera Club, 214 North Blvd.

Sarasota, Tamoa

Offer Free Beds
The Sarasota American Legion
Post,;Sarasota, offers free lodging
for enlisted men any night of the
week, at the American Legion
You may secure reservations
by calling Sarasota 7757. The
coliseum is located at the corner
of Washington Boulevard and
Ninth street, Sarasota.
The Scottish Rite Building, 502
E. Lafayette St., Tampa, houses
a free 50-bed dormitory, reserved
for service men.

7:30 p.m.-Bridge Tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Chess, and Checker
Tournaments, YMHA, Ross and
Nebraska Aves.
Party, Christian Service Cen-
ter, Tampa and Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m. Dance for Drew
Field men, 1008 Kay St. (Negro):
7 p.m.-Dance, Elks Club, Flor-
ida Ave. and Madison St.
7:30 p.m. Soldiers chorus,
Christian Service Center, Tampa
and Florida Sts.
8 p.m.-Open House, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
1 p.m.-Open House, Tampa
and Tyler Sts,
2 p.m.-Special guest hour, 710
Harrison St. Intersocial Club,
games, 506 Madison St.
5 p.m.-Navy Mothers Club,
3051/2 Water St.
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and re-
freshments, Florida Ave. and
Tyler Sts., First .. Methodist
6 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Chris-
tian Service Center, broadcast
over WTSP.
p.m.-Vespers Service, Men's
Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro).
8 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field or-
chestra, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
braska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fel-
lowship Hour, Polk and Marion
9 p.m.-Informal hour, Tampa
and Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.-Symphony Orches-
tra practice, Tampa and Tyler
8 p.m.-Ping Pong tournament,
YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves.
Dance, 1008 Kay St.
6:30 p.m.-Victory Girls chorus,
1008 Kay St.
7 p.m.-Tampa Chess Club, De-
Soto Hotel.
8 p.m.-Bowling tournament,
YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal
7:30 p.m.-Ping Pong tourna-
ment, 1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Community sing,
YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves.
9:15 p.m.-Camera Club and.
Bridge instruction, 214 North

Visit Your

*Main Bev. and
Clothing 2nd & Ave. F
Main Mdse. and Spec.
Order Dept. 2nd & Ave. F
*No. 1 8th & Ave. A
*No. 2 Area F on Ave. J,
No. 3 8th & Ave. H
No. 4 E-lst & Ave. L
No. 5 Camp DeSoto
No. 6 Plant Field
No. 8 4th & Ave. L
*No. 9 Hosp. Area-B-10
*No. 10 1st & Ave. J
"No. 11 2nd & Ave. N
No. 12 Flight Line'
No. 15 WAC Area
3rd F. C. 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence
*-Branches with Soda Foun-
tains or Beer Gardens.

Baptist Church

Extends Welcome
The First Baptist Church, La-
fayette and Plant avenues, ex-
tends a hearty invitation to all
Drew Field service men, to take
advantage of its extensive pro-
gram of service activities.
Under the direction of the Rev.
Leavell, a six-invitation program
has been arranged as follows:
Sunday, 9:45 a.m.-S er vice
Men's Bible Class.
Sunday, 11 a.m. and 8
Prayer Service and Sermon.
Sunday, 6:45 p.m. -Baptist
Training Union.
Sunday, 9 p.m.-Social Get-
Thursday, 8 p.m.--Recreation
All hours Welcome to our

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St. Petersburg .

Information, guest cards, etc., at
the Recreation Office, Defense
Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. N.
Phone 4755.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach
Drive North, open daily from 9
a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing.
Coffee and cookies. Laundry,
ironing and sewing facilities.
Bathhouse, suits and towels for
bathers. Showers, shaving and
naps. Dance instruction.
PIER CENTER, Municipal Pier.
Informal dancing. Game rooms,
pool table, writing rooms, lounges.
Dance instruction Wednesday.
USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S. Writ-
ing room, pool, games, mailing
service, sewing service, stationery,
shaving service, etc.
7:30 p.m. Special Party. Dance.
Orchestra. Pier Center.
Music Hour, USO Club.
1 p.m. Listen to football game.
USO Club.
7 p.m. Games, pool, ping-pong,
S checkers, USO Club.
8 p.m. Dance at Pier.
9 a.m. Coffee Hour, Sunday
papers. Home Center.
10 a.m. Leisure hour. USO Club.
2:30 p.m. Tea Dance. Orches-
tra. USO Club.
7 p.m. Game night. Ping-pong,
Lucky Star, ring toss,
quoits, etc. Pier Center.
7:30 p.m. D a n c e instruction,
Ralph Case, instruc-
tor. Learn the latest
dance steps and
dances. USO Club.
8:30 p.m. Informal dancing.
USO Club.
7:30 p.m. Classical Recordings.
Informal dancing.
Games. Pier Center.
Noon Wives Club Lunch-
eon, Detroit Hotel.
Wives of all enlisted
men cordially in-
7:30 p.m. Bingo. Prizes. Serv-
ice men's wives in-
vited. USO Club.
7:30 p.m. Games and informal
dancing. Pier Center.
8:00 p.m. Dick Spencer's or
chestra. USO Club.
St. Petersburg Spa Pool open
to the public from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. The city recreation depart-
ment offers special rates to men
in uniform.

Tampa Recreation

Plan Open To

Drew Soldiers
Service men and families are
urged to participate in programs,
including athletics, sponsored by
the Board of Public Recreation
of Tampa. This board provides
17" municipal playgrounds for
whites and four for negroes.
Included on this program are
organization games, rhythmic and
special activities, 24 volleyball
teams, basketball and softball.

Masonic Meeting
John Darling Lodge, F. and
A. M., 610 Madison street,
Tampa, extends fraternal greet-
ings and welcome to all Mason
brothers. An invitation is ex-
tended to attend the weekly
Wednesday night meetings.


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In order to conserve paper, mimeographed theatre
^:,,^ | {schedules will no longer be distributed to your organiza- ;-
x\ \ I |tion. This listing of theatre programs, radio broadcasts, and I.
Drew Field entertainment schedules may be snipped from "v. I ',
Sthe ECHOES and placed on the bulletin board of your or- '
ganization for your convenience.

St. Petersburg

Information, guest cards, etc., at
the Recreation Office, Defense
Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. N.
Phone 4755.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach
Drive North, open daily from 9
a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing.
Coffee and cookies. Laundry,
ironing and sewing facilities.
Bathhouse, suits and towels for
bathers. Showers, shaving and
naps. Dance instruction.
PIER CENTER, Municipal Pier.
Informal dancing. Game rooms,
pool table, writing rooms, lounges.
Dance instruction Wednesday.
USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S. Writ-
ing room, pool, games, mailing
service, sewing service, stationery,
shaving service, etc.
7:30 p.m. Special Party. Dance.
Orchestra. Pier Center.
Music Hour, USO Club.
1 p.m. Listen to football game.
USO Club.
7 p.m. Games, pool, ping-pong,
checkers, USO Club.
8 p.m. Dance at Pier.
9 a.m. Coffee Hour, Sunday
papers. Home Center.
10 a.m. Leisure hour. USO Club.
2:30 p.m. Tea Dance. Orches-
tra. USO Club.
7 p.m. Game night. Ping-pong,
Lucky Star, ring toss,
quoits, etc. Pier Center.
7:30 p.m. D a n c e instruction,
Ralph Case, instruc-
tor. Learn the latest
dance steps and
dances. USO Club.
8:30 p.m. Informal dancing.
USO Club.
7:30 p.m. Classical Recordings.
Informal dancing.
Games. Pier Center.
Noon Wives Club Lunch-
eon, Detroit Hotel.
Wives of all enlisted
men cordially in-
7:30 p.m. Bingo. Prizes. Serv-
Sice men's wives in-
vited. USO Club.
7:30 p.m. Games and informal
dancing. Pier Center.,
8:00 p.m. Dick Spencer's or J
chestra. USO Club. 1-
St. Petersburg Spa Pool open
to the public from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. The city recreation depart-
ment offers special rates to men
in uniform.

Tampa Recreation

Plan Open To

Drew Soldiers
Service men and families are
urged to participate in programs,
including athletics, sponsored by
the Board of Public Recreation
of Tampa. This board provides
17' municipal playgrounds for
whites and four for negroes.
Included on this program are
organization games, rhythmic and
special activities, 24 volleyball
teams, basketball and softball.

Masonic Meeting
John Darling Lodge, F. and
A. M., 6-10 Madison street,
Tampa, extends fraternal greet-
ings and welcome to all Mason
brothers. An invitation is ex-
tended to attend the weekly
Wednesday night meetings.


L OUNGE. 601 Cleveland (op-
posite 'Capital Theater). Open
9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the con-
venIence of service men.
urday and Sunday from 10 a.m.
to p.m. Open week days by
request. Directions may be ob-
tained at the Lounge.
DANCES: Wednesday nights
-'om 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.-
Mfunicipai Auditorium.

Party Heralds

Opening of Line

Office Building
, After several weeks of ham-
me-ing the new office building,
housing B::i- Flight, Parachute
Section and Communications on
the'line. Iha finally been opened.
Our three \VACs, Sgt. M. Alex-
ander. Sgt S. Baker and Pvt. O.
Radosevich. assigned to the re-
spective departments, lent the fa-
miliar v'. ll-known "Feminine
Touch"'' i-l they arranged a
cheerful I:u.sewarming for the
auspiciou- event.
Captain Schreck and Capt.
Beckett pitched into the spirit
of the party by providing the de-
licious ingredients for the fruit
'"punch" -,*hi:h was served.
Lieutenant Ward, commanding
officer of the WAC Detachmeint,
sent her congrats on behalf of the
outfit in the form of a large
scrumptuous cake.
All who tasted the cake send
their compliments to the little
lady, Pvt. Mi\argaret Cox, who was
responsible for the design and
The cutting of the cake marked
the official opening of the party,
presided over by the congenial
hosts, Captains Yohe, Schreck
and- Beckett
The three amiable hostesses
made ever:,one feel "at home"
by erasing the surprised.expres-
sions from the faces of the boys
and girls on the "line" with a
beckoning invitation to dig in.

PIN-UP GIRL for the 1957
young blades is pictured
ab6ve. The ECHOES re-
ceived the picture anrd sug-
gestion frc:m T 5 G R.
Bogue of 2d SAW The at-
tractive young g lad\ is Miss
Judith Ann Ho',nes. niece
of.. T 5 Bogue A good
looker she is, and no doubbt
the 1957 lads will be
pleased to show Miss
Hpynes as she was during
the war.

Nos. 1, 2 and 4-6 And 8 p.m.
Nos. 3, 5 and 6-7 and 9 p.m.
No. 7-7 p.m.
No. 8-8 p.m.
Nos. 1, 3 and 7-2 p.m.
Nos. 2, 4 and 6-3 p.m.
No. 5-1, 3 and 5 p.m.
(Theaters 7 and 8 are for colored
THEATERS 1 and 5
Old Acquaintance: Bette Davis
Gig Young, Miriam Hopkins.
THEATERS 2 and 7
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House:
Jimmy Lydon, Charlie Smith,
Joan Mortimer.
Gildersleeve on Broadway:
Harold Peary, Billie Burke.
T'TEATERS 3 and 4
Thousands Cheer: Kathr y n
Grayson, Gene Kelly, Kay Kyser
and orchestra.
THEATERS 6 and 8
Riding High: Dorothy Lamour,
Dick Powell, Victor Moore.
THEATERS 1 and 5
Gangway for Tomorrow: Mar-
gr, Wally Brown, John Carra-
THEATERS 2 and 7
Paris After Dark: George San-
ders, Brenda Marshall, Phillip
THEATERS 3 and 4
Old Acquaintance: (See cast
THEATERS 6 and 8
Riding High: (See cast above).
THEATERS 1 and 5
Banjo on My Knees: Barbara
Stanwyck, Joel McCrea,, Walter
Brennan; Pete Smith, Terry Toon
THEATERS 2 and 7,
Riding High: (See cast above).
THEATERS 3 and 4
Old Acquaintance: (See cast
THEATERS 6 and 8
Paris After Dark: (See cast
above). Army-Navy Screen Mag-
azine; Dizzy Newsreel; Phan-
tasie Cartoon.
THEATERS 1 and 5
Whistling in Brooklyn: Red
Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Rags
Ragland; Popeye Cartoon; News-
THEATERS 2 and 7
(Saturday's program repeated)..
THEATERS 3 and 4
Gangway for Tomorrow: (See
cast above). Unusual Occupa-
tions; Grantland Rice Sportlight;
Cavalcade of the Dance.
THEATERS 6 and 8
Old Acquaintance: (See cast
THEATERS 1 and 5
(Sunday's program repeated).
THEATERS 2 and 7
Falcon and Coeds: Tom Con-
way, Jean Brooks, George Givot.
Smart Guy: Rick Vallin, Wan-
da McKay,' Jack LaRue.
THEATERS 3 and 4
Banjo on My Knees: (See cast
above). Terry Toon and Pete
Smith Novelty.
THEATERS 6 and 8 \
(Sunday's program repeated).
THEATERS 1 and 5
Falcon and Coeds: (See cast
above). Smart Guy: (See cast
THEATERS 2 and 7
Old Acquaintance: (See cast
THEATERS 3 and 4
Whistling in Brooklyn: (See
cast above).
THEATERS 6 and 8
.Gangway for Tomorrow: (See
cast above). Unusual Occupa-
tions; Grantland Rice Sportlight;
Cavalcade of the Dance.

THEATERS 1 and '5
His Butler's Sister: Deanna
Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat
O'Brien. Donald Duck, News-
THEATERS 2 and 7
(Tuesday's program repeated).
THEATERS 3 and 4
(Tuesday's program repeated).
THEATERS 6 and 8
Banjo on My Knees: (See cast
above). Pete Smith and Terry
Toon cartoon.
THEATERS 1 and 5
(Wednesday's program repeat-
THEATERS 2 and 7
Gangway for Tomorrow: (See
cast above). Unusual Occupa-
tions; Grantland Rice Sportlight;
Cavalcade of the Dance.
THEATERS 3 and 4
Falcon and the Coeds: (See
cast above). Smart Guy: (See
cast above).
THEATERS 6 and 8
Whistling in Brooklyn: (See
cast above).
THEATERS 1 and 5
This Is the Army: All-star cast.
THEATERS 2 and 7
Banjo on My Knees: (See cast
THEATERS 3 and 4
His Butler's Sister: (See cast'
THEATERS 6 and 8
(Thursday's program repeated).

Radio Programs

By Drew Field

Monday through Saturday, 7:05
a-.m.-WFLA-"Drew Field Rev-
Thursday, 10:35 a.m.-WDAE-
69th Army Air Force Band.
Thursday, 8:30 p.m.-WDAE-
"This Is NOT The Army."
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.-WFLA-
"Wings and Flashes."
Sunday, 12:45 p.m.-WFLA-
"Drew Field Echoes."

3 Drew Trucks

To Aid Tampa's

Xmas Mail Rush

Three trucks will be lent
Tampa's Post Office to assist in
parcel delivering during the
Christmas rush, Capt. Window J.
Janda, postal officer for Drew
Field, announced yesterday.
To offset the lack of sufficient
rolling stock in Tampa to handle
the huge -rush of bulk mail just
before Christmas, trucks from
Drew Field's motor pool will
again deliver packages from
house to house for a period of
ten days or more," Capt. Janda
said. No provision has been made
for military drivers, he says, but
their use is not an impossibility.
Experienced personnel to assist
in the handling of military mail
also will be lent. "This depends,"
Capt. Janda said, "on how large
the city's mail traffic is."

Knights of Columbus
Invites Soldiers
Knights of Columbus meetings
are held on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month.
Father Toomey, pastor of Sa-
cred Heart Church, stated, "We
are always very happy to have
any of the boys attend!"
The meetings are held at the
corner of Cass and Tampa streets,
above the military bus station.

.L. .- ,ba ':": '

LOVELY DOLORES MORAN models a Navy Blue and sol-
dier blue ensemble. She is in "Old Acquaintance," with
Bette Davis, Gig Young and Miriam Hopkins, which is now
playing Drew Field War Department theaters. ,
i-- i ., .. .- I ~I

... . .
NOW AND THEN: Irving Berlin, author of "This is The
Army," wears the same uniform he sported in World War I,
when he wrote the first hit all-Army show, "Yip Yip Yap-
hank." His current stage hit and movie on Army life was
expected to net Army Emergency Relief approximately
$12,000,000. Warner Brothers paid $250,000 outright to
AER for the screen rights to the original stage show.



Gonorrhea Germ

After Infection,

Is Class Subject

Swinging into the third
A. E. Abraham, Base venere
day spoke before a large cl
after the germ has entered
The Noncoms attending the
weekly instructions have. beer
selected by their commanders as
potential company instructors
After completing the course, an
examination will be given each
man. Those passing will be
awarded a diploma and return
prepared to teach soldiers ven-
ereal disease control.
Using a blackboard to illus-
trate, Capt. Abraham drew a like-
ness of the male and female or-
gans which are most susceptible
to infiltration by the gonorrhea
germ. With this illustration the
Captain further traced the course
of the germ after its entrance into
the body.
He showed why disability and
sterility is the inevitable result
of unchecked venereal disease
and pointed out the urgency of
immediate action to halt the
diseases' growth. He discussed
in detail what heedless action
would eventually bring to any-
one so afflicted-namely: men-
tal depression, disability, one's
home and, in some cases, ster-
Climaxing the lecture, Capt.
Abraham had present four volun-
teers from the .hospital's ward
who were formerly infected. The
gesture on the part of the volun-
teers was two-fold, the captain
Their plight brought home more
forcibly than any other means the
dire results of those who failed to
heed the recommendations of the
Army health officers and an hon-
est effort on their part to help
other soldiers.
After answering questions
from class members, the session
ended with the showing of a
motion picture. The picture,
titled "Know For Sure," brought
out the symptoms of syphilis,
how it may enter the body,
methods of determining its ac-
tivities, treatment and how vital
is the need of an occasional
blood test by all.
The program for the remaining
lectures is:
8:30 A.M. "Role o Non-Commis-
sioned V.D.C.O." Lecture, Ser-
geant Hevia. Discussion. Captain
Abraham. Pamphlet, "Guide for
N. Co.'s."
9:15 A.M.-"Model Lecture By a Non-
Com." Lecture, Sergeant Nova-
.skowsky. Critique by Class, Cap-
tain Abraham..
8:30 A.M. "Substitutive Activities."
Lecture, Lieutenant Sullivan. Dis-
cussion, Major Delano. Pamphlet,
"Boy Meets Girl In War Time."
9:15 A.M.--"Segregations vs. Repres-
sion of Prostitution." Lecture.
Captain Abraham. Pamphlet,
"The Case Against Prostitution."
Pamphlet, "Why Let It Burn?"
8:30 A.M. "Regulations Concerning
Venereal Disease Lecture." Lec-
ture, Captain Lewis.
9:15 A.M.-"Epidemiology." Lecture,
Captain Abraham. Discussion,
Captain Abraham. Pamphlet. "Are
You Being Played For a Sucker?"
8:30 A.M.-"Educational M e t ho d s."
Lecture, Captain Abraham. Dis-
cussion. Sergeant Hevia. Pam-
phlet, "X Marks the Spot." Pam-
phlet, "Jerry Learns a Lesson."
9:15 A.M.-Final Examination. True
False Examination.

S-2 AWUTC Says

Praise the Lord--and Pass No

weekly Noncom course, Capt.
al control officer, last Wednes-
ass on the effect of gonorrhea
the body.



(Continued from Page 1)

Drew men handing the Weathe
ford Raiders a 14-6 whipping.
was expected the 465th AAF bat
will be present to play betwe
the halves.
AWUTC men will have onl:
a half day's work, with train
ing activity ceasing at 11:30
a.m. Special services will b
held at chapels and the turkey
will be devoured at 1 p.m.
Both Service Clubs will 1
ablaze with holiday spirit. Ser'
ice Club No. 1 started the Thank
giving spirit with a formal dan,
last night. Music was played I
the 69th AAF Band.
Tonight the highlight at Ser'
ice Club No. 1 will be a con
munity sing, with Miss Mar
Newkirk at the piano.
There will be a dance tonigl
at Service Club No. 2. Soldie:
may visit either or both places o
recreation and fun.
Getting back to the food ang:
of the holiday, Drew Field so:
diers and their guests will haa
the opportunity to consume 2,0(
pounds of turkey, according 1
Capt. Paul G. Thomas, QM salf
officer who was in the turkey
raising .business 25 years befoi
he entered the Army.
Captain Thomas announced
two changes in the master War
Department Thanksgiving Day
menu. Creamed corn will be
substituted for string beans,
while hard, GI candy will be
sidetracked for fruitcake. The
captain said the candy didn't
move so well last year, so he
obtained permission from the
Fourth Service Command to
substitute the fruitcake.
In addition to the 2,000 turkie
to be supplied at the Thanksgiv
ing meal, here are the hard fad
on other items and the amount
to be consumed at the meal:
Cranberry sauce, 1,750 jar;
coffee, 1,075 pounds; corn, 1,05
large cans; peas, 1,050 large cans
pickles, 350 gallons; pumpkir
4,200 quarts; butter, 817 pounds
celery, 3,500 pounds; potatoes
24,500 pounds; tomatoes, 7,00
pounds; lettuce, 2,100 pounds
flour (for rolls), 5,600 pounds
nuts, 7,000 pounds; mayonnaise
87% gallons; fruitcake, 4,20
pounds; oranges, 175 bushels; ap
ples, 265 bushels, and grapes
7,000 pounds-plus huge quanti
ties of salt, pepper, sugar ant
other condiments.
Happy Thanksgiving. Pass thi
Bromo, please.

Answers to

1. 50 per cent.
2. Dentistry-neck: part be-
tween the root and the crown;
crown: artificial substitute for
natural crown of a tooth; cement:
plastic material for filling tooth
3. The bee keeping industry.
4. By moving its front wings
together. By rubbing together
specially modified parts of, the
5. Nap or down; to forget one's
lines; in golf, to strike a ball ly-
ing well under grass so it is
driven straight up.
6. Forward.
7. Women are rounder headed
than men.
8. Yes.
9. Yes. (Sometimes called horse


CHRISTMAS SEAL SALES begin at Drew Field Post Ex-
y changes today and will continue throughout the holidays,
- it was announced yesterday. Above, Miss Pauline Jameson
0 of PX Number 1 pins up a poster. These attractive posters
e are displayed at all Drew PXs. Profit from the sales goes
S to victims of tuberculosis, and soldiers are urged to purchase
them when sending Xmas packages to friends and relatives.

i569th Party Set

For Next Monday

t The details are settled and
s 569th's 2nd Reporting Company
: looks forward to a party on Mon-
day next. And since most cele-
brations seem to require an ex-
cuse, we've pinned this one on
Other responsibilities have been
pinned on Lt. Ernest Price, who
is in charge of arrangements, and
Sgt. Powell Lobel, who schemes
at the head of his entertainment
committee of one. "The program
will be a dilly!" says Lobel in his
rather extravagant California
There's a touch of "Air Ca-
det Fever" in the battalion.
M/Sgt. Earl F. Foulk, S/Sgt.
Arthur B.. Cook and Pfc. Pat-
rick G. Waddell have been
transferred to the Air Corps to
be appointed in the future as
aviation cadets. In the mean-
time, T/4 Carlo Silvesti awaits
the decision that will put him
on a similar order.
Coming down to earth briefly,
Dominick is presently busy with
allotments, letters to live off the
post, etc. Time out for a sigh.
And then there is T/5 Steve Ber-
nath who is. the proud pop of an
eight-pound boy. We express our
congratulations to Steve and ad-
miration for Headquarters and
Plotting Company whose T. O. is
rapidly being filled with eight-
pound boys.
And while we're on the subject
of Headquarters and Plotting
Company we'd like to wish
speedy recovery to the company
commander, Lt. Robert B. Lan-
gan, now in the hospital.
We now have a man Friday
in the person of Pfc. Jerome
Weissman, who does a little re-
porting from 1st Reporting
Company. The rest of the space
is his. Friday says: Lt. John-
son is a new man these days,
his wife presented him with a
brand new baby boy. Nice go-
ing, Lieutenant; but those ci-
gars, how could you? Pfc. Her-
bert Wiessberg is really one
soldier in a million.
He was called into the orderly
room to sign his request for fur-
lough, and when T/Sgt. Williams
said, "You will be able to leave
in time to be at home for Christ- 1
mas," Weissberg paused a mo-
ment and said, "Sarge, I would t
like to have a furlough, but I
just can't accept it at that time. 1
There are so many boys of a dif-
ferent faith than mine that would
appreciate a furlough for Christ-
mas, and I wouldn't feel right
taking that opportunity away
from them. Thanks just the
same." Let's give Pfc. Weissberg I
a hand, boys, for showing the 1
real co-operative spirit of a U. S.
soldier. r

Downtown in Tampa, t'other
day, we spoke with an old fellow
who sent us on our way with
our head high and our heart
"Yes sir," he stated, "Every
time I pass a WAC on the street,
I salute her. Sometimes they
think I'm fresh, and that sorta
hurts my feelings. Lots of the
girls salute back. That makes
an old man feel pretty chipper.
I salute the WACs just as I
salute our flag. Believe me, I'm
proud of our girls in uniform!"
Wasn't that nice? That's a
verbal salute to a group of gals
who really deserve it.
Pfc. Grace Zilka, who has the
dubious honor, as part of Captain
Screck's department, of inspect-
ing WAC shoe soles every Sat-
urday morn, isn't above using
the same inspection tricks used
by the rest of the gals. At least,
Grace, we'd like to know where
your little brogues were last Sat-
urday. Don't try to get out of
it, we saw you put 'em in your
barracks bag!
That lucky guy who roamed
'round the WAC area with legiti-
mate reason, MP Joe Nigro, won't
be around there any more. After
making pals with all of the girls
who wandered in, he's gonna
relax a bit in a nice, quiet desk
job. Says the job was fun, and
he's sorry he has to leave it.
We're sorry, too, Joe. Says he'll
be glad to step in 'n' help us
with any little thing at any time.
Corporal Molly Adams seems to
make a habit of coming in at
the same late hour with the same
tall, good-looking fellow, night
after night. And then she's al-
ways so engrossed in conversation
with him that she just can't seem
to remember to introduce him
to her friends.
Ever see more pep exhibited
by one person than that shown
by Pvt. McManus, recent arrival.
Sun up to sun down, she dashed
around the Line and the WAC
area, while her anxious officers :
shake-their heads and try to slow
her down. Just the old Northern
"git up and go," we s'pose.
Private Mary Lois Haight and
her smooth Sergeant thought
t'was just their dancing, when
they saw everyone watching
them, down at Larry Ford's. As
the space about them cleared a t
little, Mary swayed gracefully to
the music, tilting her head and
giving the boys a stagey smile.
Suddenly the smile froze, as she
realized that it wasn't her
dancing, but a broken garter, 1
which had stolen the stage. Sgt.
Bob, blushing to the roots of
his blond hair, led her quickly
away, muttering things about r
priorities and such.

Camouflage Unit

Of 5th AW Brings

'Mountain' Here

I Ihciamet couldn't go to
the mountain so the moun-
tain came to Mohamet. In
ell:-ct that is what is hap-
pening in the 5th Training
Battalion Camouflage school.
.- n:,'. wrinkles appear in the
tri],,',ig schedule of the school
anid tii problems of the grad---
ii the li,-ld come to light anj
ti:,rri~'i :t', trickles back from
battle ,:.nes on the knowledge
nir..1 o_' camfoufleurs in the field,
0I Ii:c.:-nrs the self appointed task
o:t Ilie -..hool authorities to dis-
semiinite the information to those
iit tra .i g in whatever locality
the",- 1,1y be.
When the GI vehicle goes by
loaded to overflowing with grass
mats, grass ropes, vine ropes,
braided weeds, garnished nets and
makeshift garnishing mpterials-
something new has been added.
Although the school is now
working at top speed with the best
classes in its brief colorful his-
tory there is always time for
someone to go into the field and
make inspections and answer the
prroblem questions. The nucleus of
a laboratory is being set up as
prt of the school. It doesn't con-
sist entirely of bottles and test
tubes, although that may some day
be an integral part. Right now the
big question being answered by
the school is, "How do we do when
we have nothing to do with?"
The smudge of black on an
instructor's face may have been
by accident or design. Perhaps
he was experimenting with the
carbon deposit from the exhaust
pipe of a GI truck. He has al-
ready found charcoal and soot
do a nifty job and that chap
standing over a simmering ket-
tle like the witch of folklore,
hasn't gotten so tired of GI
cooking that he is on his own in
the food department.
The concoction he brews may go
down in the notes of the school
as a field expedient paint; or an-
other batch may be an adhesive;
or still another as adding an in-
frared quality to an artificial gar-
land. He doesn't gather red clay,
yellow clay, or powdered sand just
to be putting in time.
First he dries the clay, powders
it, covers the surface with an" ad-
hesive and then thinly coats the
adhesive with the powdered clay.
When the drying occurs the colors
are not unlike those from real
Rain, of course, does things
to the painted surface; but then,
camouflage is work and the
camoufluer expects to work. His
flat top sags from heat like his
girl friend's underskirt when a
shoulder strap is broken. Just
as he must diplomatically tell
her, he must also in a like man-
ner tell his buddies that the
task of maintenance must
The grass he weaves into upc
changes color with age--even the
texture changes. He must con-
stantly be on the pob to improvise
ways of acquiring the texture and
color he needs to do the job of
The portion of the staff going
into the field to hold critiques on
the camouflaging of installations
must be diplomatic, too. Their
foremost problem is to teach; and
telling isn't enough. Learning to
do by doing is the best method
yet devised in the teaching of

Razor Blades
Used Against Nips
Marines stick old razor blades in
trees for Japs to cut their hands
and feet on when they shin up
to snipe.

Mail Sped
ro Combat Areas
V-mail now may be delivered to
nen stationed in the Pacific area
within eight days.








Conduct Medals

Go To 503d Men

Twenty-five men of the 503d SAW were awarded Good
'Conduct Medals in an impressive ceremony last week with
Lt. Col. Norman H. Evans, battalion commander, making

the presentations.
Those receiving the awards
First Sgt. Hubert J. McDon-
ough, 1st Sgt. John E. Mathews,
Tech. Sgt. Elmer E' Dearmin,
Tech. Sgt. Ben Forrest, Tech. Sgt.
Ralph T. Keevil, Tech. Sgt. Al-
fred S. Kosinski, Tech. Sgt.
George Schwindt, Tech. Sgt.
Wayne E. Simcox, Techi Sgt. Paul
*FK-jalk, Staff Sgt. Louis Kaabe,
a Sgt. Wilburn T. Derrick,
Tel. Sgt. Riley J. Byrne.
Staff Sgt. Bernard L. Mott,

Staff Sgt. Bernard Ness, Sgt. Earl
L. Belisle, Staff Sgt. Alfred Feld,
Sgt. Clayton Bohm, Sgt. David J.
McGinley, Sgt. Walter R. Smal-
ling, T/4 Floyd M. Carver, T/4
William G. Diamond, T/4 Wil-
liam J. Reposa, T/4 Edwin J.
Watts, Cpl. Bernard Brenner,
Cpl. Raymond S. Godlove, Cpl.
Donald W. Humphrey, T/5 Steve
J. Parish Jr., T/5 George D. Ra-
jotte, T/5 James 0. Scott, T/4
Jesse S. Weinberg, Pvt. Victor
E. Pohorence, Sgt. Edwin C.

Thanksgiving 'Cook's Tour'

Ready for Third FC:Men
It won't be long until we'll be enjoying that big Thanks-
giving dinner. Why not let our cooks know how well you
'enjoyed it? Here's the Squadron's list: Sgts. Durham,
Kessler, Roberts, Robert T. Smith; Cpls. Oke, Oxner, Cast-
ner, Commerford, McWhorter and Robert B. Smith; Pfcs.
"Red" Reugger, Southard, Wilbert Woods and LaCount.
And we mustn't forget the Mess
Officer, Lt. Joe Bohannan, and 5 I
Mess Sgt. Blanchard of the Signal
Hq. Co. UU 85d Sold sI
Other good news from the chow
house is that Cpls. Ed Oke and
;Sam Oxner were made first
cooks on their shifts.
SFunny how those rumors are
'still running around? And they
don't seem to be originating in rD-l --
the latrines, either. I ra c
Woody Mellott came back from I P I
Ft. Myers Gunnery School,
showed us his aerial gunner's By PFC. ED ALLERHAND
'wings and then shipped out. Now that the last party has
,MORE ROMANCE? been safely stowed away in our
Could it be that a romance is book of memories we can settle
brewing between Willie Jones of down to normal again, that is,
the Medics and one of our Hq. t n
gals? But Al Bahan broke a localuntil the next one.
'PX lovelies' heart when he told Confidentially, speaking, after
-her he married his gal from back that last one ye scribe was in no
~ome. condition to turn out the regular
weekly column, which accounts.
Results on the recent 3A.F. for the fact that no detachment
P.T. test high scorers column appeared in the Echoes
SCpl. Lou Chappell ran the last week. We'll try to make up
course in 49 seconds, did 13 for that in the future, how, we
chin ups and 114 sit ups don't rightly know. Anyway, the
,Pfc. Dan Horowitz was clocked party turned out swell as was ex-
at 49 seconds ... did 15 chin ups pected and as soon as the damage,
.and 85 sit ups ... each man was which was inconsequential any-
scored a 75. way, is paid for, we can start
Bpt it took Thomas,. Salmon, thinking about the next one.
'and Moncrief to set the total ABOUT READY
-best time in the run. Was it a
flat two hours? Our first batch of ambitious
marksmen are nearly finished
SOur sympathies are extended with their course of instruction
to Tech. Sgt. Pete Washe who re- and next week they will go out
cently lost his father. to the range and fire-for record.
SM/Sgt. Hornbrook, newcomer to The men are T/5 Butter Bissette,
Hq. set the style by .being the first Pfc. Jack Martin, and Pvts. Dino
to break out in O.D.s. Canosio, and Tex Roberson.
PETS Our bet is that all of these
Carpenter shop added another boys will run up respectable
pet-a baby swamp rabbit now scores and that all .of them will
keeps company with Mike the be wearing marksman's medals
Doberdman (when he's around), very shortly. Plans are under
N-ssy the squirrel, and Whitey way to allow all the men in the
t -7ibbit. Maybe Capt. Wallace detachment who have never
s ?d add his new long-and- fired for record to do so in the
lanky pup to the collection? near future. Lt. Roffwarg is
... working on these plans and
That fluffy little ball of fur will announce them shortly.
in the Orderly Room is "Tucky,"
,son of "Shults" Signal Hqs. pet. It seems that the detachment
:: (and it's the -C.Q.'s job to walk has at its disposal now one more
and feed him, as this writer means of transportation to and
found out on last Saturday from town. T/4 S. S. Kennon of
nigh's C.Q.) the Signal Property Office last
We fail to understand why week purchased a swell new
:,Pfc. Norm Tucker has been motorcycle.
,avoiding the PX religiously?- Anyway, we think' it's swell
:'And,' did you know Cpl. John after having had a ride on the
'Vankuren dropped 15 pounds back of it. It rides as smooth as a
off his girlish figure at that re- B-17, we hope. Kennon is sched-
:cent AWUTC First Aid School? uled for a furlough over the
S loer Christmas holidays and says he
.. Welcome back from your trick intends to ride his new acquisi-
at Finney General Hospital W.O. tion all the way home and back.
Juel Lien. That won't be a short ride, either,
:: Wonder what Sluka knows as he lives at Oxford, Mississippi,
about that man Jim Selby has nearly a thousand ,miles from
een getting from a certain Lilly? here.
',Willoughby sits patiently and
sweats out that furlough. Nazi Prisoners
SStan Janowski claims he enjoys
'a "rpaz biff" dinner better than Escape, Return
anything else. Even better than
turkey, pal? WINNIPEG, Canada-(CNS)--
Nineteen Germans escaped from
L. Looking for a job, a book, or a a war prison camp here last week,
ear? Want a radio? Somebody's spent the night in a blizzard and
selling one .Look it up in returned the next day, happy to
your Echoes Want Ads. be "home" again.


In 911th QM

Makes News

"Keeping in time," as fast
as things happen around here,
that's a pretty tall order, but
let's try to hang on and see
what happens.
Within a period of five days:
We of 911 QM Platoon moved to
a new barrack; our Super-Man
Harold White returned from Mi-
ami; The Great Scruggs goes on
furlough; T/5 Joseph Ames is va-
cationing at the hospital; About
two hundred "hungry" Engineers
arrived, and extended our chow
line clear back to Columbus
Drive; Most important of all T/5
Gorge Davis officially declares
Sunday. as open house day, and
extends hearty invitations to all
Quartermasters to come and
"Mess" with him and his beauti-
ful wife, if you know what I
mean, and I think you do.
But why continue, I could go
on like that for the rest of the
column and I still wouldn't cover
Technician 5th Class Wood-
ward claims he is going to try
to keep Pvt. Robert Martin
from going to town for a whole
week. Well that is going to be
a tough job. It is a known
fact that Martin has a girl
friend at both ends of town
with I-don't-know-how-many
in between. So you can see
trying to keep him out of town
is like trying to hold back the
tide-it can't be done.
Via the old "grape-vine" I hear
that-Pfc. Tommy Cannon is going
to'leave on furlough sometime in
December. That's swell, but how
come he is packing his bags now?
I can't understand it. Can it be
that he is taking the Boy Scout
"be prepared," motto to heart.
It is rumored that the Can-
non Ball will find the "Wel-
come" sign missing and the
latch on the door if he keeps
acting like that at his girl
friend's house. They say he
makes the place sound like a
G. I. crap game on pay day.
That's bad, tisk! tisk!
Congratulations have been ex-
tended from several high offices
for our splendid VD record. It
brings out the efficient work of
our VD control NCOs and shows
a real spirit of co-operation on
the. part of the individuals of
this Platoon. Let us keep up the
good work and keep our record
free of all blemishes in the fu-

AW Laff Parade

Plans Expansion

With larger crowds turning out
each week, the AW Laff Parade
is planning bigger and better en-
tertainment features for each
Sunday night as the winter sea-
son approaches.
Last Sunday night at Recrea-
tion Hall number one the troupe
played to a crowded house and
put on a versatile program. The
show was MC'd by T/5 "Rajah"
Bergman, who teamed up with
Cpl. Joe Kenealy, former Broad-
way star, in several comedy
sketches. Kenealy also contrib-
uted several bits of his own.
Miss Gloria Woods, lovely blues
singer who' is a weekly feature
on the program,, sang several
numbers last Sunday which
brought down the house. She will
be back again next Sunday. An-
other attractive miss is Miss Ruth
Atkins, who treated the boys to
a novel song and dance routine.
Pvt. Bob Cassidy burned up
the boards with a snappy tap
dance and the music was fur-
nished by the 'AW dance band,
which is directed by .Sgt. Jack
Just what the entertainment
setup is for next Sunday has not
been decided, but soldiers can
rest assured that when they step
into Recreation Hall number one
at 8:15 p.m. of a Sunday evening
that they are in for some solid

Sad Sack GIs

Of 766th Come,

Go on Furloughs

Yes, boys, the sweet, palmy furlough season is on full
blast in the Old 766th and you can't step out of your bar-
racks without welcoming one of our Sad Sack GI's home, or
saying goodbye to some other happy, smiling face!
In fact, your correspondent is
still panting from a fast, snappy back). Reports say that Sid
furlough, in good old Chicago. charmed all the gals in the At-
And was he in a fog and lanta USO on his way back ....
snow and rain! It took a To say nothing of that delightful
'big bolt of KP and a brisk tour little lady back home.
of guard duty to bring him back
down to the flat ground of Drew Alex Hlalenbrand took Detro
Field. by storm, Charles Furtado had a
ST. LOUS MN nice visit with his mama. Bob
ST LOUIS MAN Kohn lounged in leisure in Chi-
Among our returning heroes is cage and Cpl. Bowdish performed
one, Pvt. Anthony "Tony"' Mal- the most heroic act any man is
cinski. We hear he had a lovely, called upon to do he mar-
quiet furlough in that picturesque tried the little gal!. And Cpl. Stan
Old River Town, St. Louis. In a Jones did the very same thing.
way Tony is still on his furlough,
because he couldn't bear to say First Sgt. Singer positively told
good bye to the little wifeagain us not to mention his brief stay
He did the smart thing by bring- in the hospital so, of course, we
ing her along to Tampa with him. won't. Incidentally, the Old
And Pat. Ellsworth Luddy, our Sarge hasn't had a furlough and
And Pvt. Ellsworth Luddy, our doesn't want one. Says he might
big, buff buddy from Waterbury, doesn' nt one. Sys he ig
Conn. just returned from a tour wind uplikeBowdish and Jones
of his old stamping grounds. Ells- if he goes home.
worth, in pre-war days, used to SPACE SHORTAGE
occupy himself pushing those Well, we would like to tell you
frosted tankards of froth across what each of the boys did on his
the bar. And so, for pal Luddy, holiday and who is gone and who
we paraphrase a rather famous is coming back and how they all
old ode to go something like this: liked the home town, but, of
Four Roses and Three Star course, the exacting editor of this
And one big shot for me. sheet just won't give us the space.
Let there be no moaning at And so, we'll drop the subject
the bar of furloughs with a reminder that
When I order C & G. the South isn't so bad after all
Sid Foil says all is quiet in especially now that winter
Pana, Ill. again (now that he's has settled upon our home lands.



Scheduled to go into rehearsal
within a few days is the, big
AWUTC "Minstrel Cavalcade."
The all-star musical will feature
nothing but GI talent and will be
under the auspices of the AWUTC
Special Service office and direct-
ed by T/5 Joe Kenealy.
It is planned to stage the show
at Rec Hall No. 1 some time just
before Christmas, but if the nec-
essary, talent can be .rounded up


S(Continued from Page 1)
of the first flights to bomb
Munda Point and to circumnavi-
gate Bougainville. He partici-
pated in more than 40 occupa-

and placed in rehearsal soon
enough it is expected that the
show can be put on sooner.
Corporal Kenealy, who is also
writing the script, tentatively to
be called "From Dixie Days to
Harlem Nights," is looking for
talent and urges all performers
to contact him at AWUTC Special
Service Office, 4th Street and L
Singers, dancers, comedians and
musicians are wanted and the
more the merrier. It is planned
to have at least six end-men, a
large chorus, -an orchestra and
several individual specialty acts.
Performers finding it difficult
to come in person for an inter-
view at the Special Service Office
may telephone Cpl. Kenealy at
extension 649.

760th Co. Men

tional flights, totaling 312 hours, n Furioughs
and his ship destroyed a Japanese
cruiser. ,
Dixon's flight was credited In Many S rates
with five direct hits on a 33,000-
ton Jap battleship, and for the By PFC. ALFRED LEWIS
destruction of 30 Zeros on the This is our first venture in the
ground at Buka. His Flying Fort- "Drew Field Echoes" on behalf
press also knocked down a huge of the 760th SAW Company. We
four-engined Japanese Flying hope this is the start of a pleasant
boat during an. aerial duel. association with both the Echoes
and the 760th.
Due to the five-day furloughs
it is hard to know who is going
to be here at any given date. We
have men leaving and returning
almost every day.
'' At home right now are the fol-
lowing men. T/3 Bruce Munyan
who is visiting his folks for the
first time in 17 months. He is
". from the far west, the State of
SS/Sgt. Dick Folland, the pride
of Kitchen 29 who is home for
awhile in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Cpl. Albert Kramer who' is
practicing brotherly love in
Philadelphia. Pfc. Dominick Al-
berto who promised us that he
was going to kiss the streets of
Brooklyn when he gets home.
We hope it tastes better than it
sounds. Pfc. Eschol Burch one
of our peaches from Georgia.
Eddie Hachey, one of our favor-
ites from Wellsfleet, Mass.
The sad sackiest sergeant of
Them all, T/4 Genie Morris, has
just come back extolling the
virtues of his beloved Georgia.
His theme song at present is, "I'm
T/Sgts. Buckle and Dixon Dreaming of a 15-Day Furlough."




WIENIES ROASTED as-you like 'em. Dancing with beautiful girls you like; and fun for
all was the united opinion of 4th SAW soldiers who last Thursday evening attended the
battalion party. The newly painted floor took quite a .beating from the smoothies and
especially the jitterbugs. Above you see a few of them cutting capers. Time out for the
dancers meant a game for other soldiers who above seem occupied. The party was engi-
neered by Lt. Joe A. Thornton, Commanding Officer of Company A, and 1st Sgt. Gerald
F. Kaish. Mr. A. L. Cuesta Jr. played angel and made possible the dancing partners.
Head roasters were Big Chief Keith Hazen and Kurylo.




"Training," the "T" of AWUTC, has acquired new
meaning for officers of the 576th Signal AW Battalion, and
as a result they are becoming better qualified for any posi-
tion they may be asked to fill during "the duration plus

Splitting up company and bat-
talion duties so that all can take
advantage of the opportunity, all
officers of the unit are acquiring
new knowledge daily.
Starting in October, Lt. Col.
Tasso W. Swartz, who assumed
command of the organization at
that time, secured Major Thomas
F. Bonsall, with wide experience
in training and particularly in the
Air Force, as his Plans and
STraining Officer, and under their
guidance a regular schedule of
instruction has been started.
Major Bonsall since has been
named Executive of the battalion,
but still assists in planning.
Consultation among the of-
ficers of the 576th indicated
that they wanted information
regarding the Air" Force with
which Aircraft Warning is so
closely allied-therefore many
hours have been spent in dis-
cussing Air Force terminology
and no longer can it be said
truthfully of these officers that
"they don't speak our lan-
"Height" in their discussions
has changed to "altitude" and a
more than cursory knowledge of
"minimum altitude bombing" has
been secured through the first
hand knowledge and experience
of both Major Bonsall and 2nd
Lt. S. A. Kegeles, who was an Air
Force Master Sergeant bombar-
dier and navigator before receiv-
ing his commission.
In a similar. manner the ex-
perience and knowledge of many
of the officers who have returned
from. various Theaters of Opera-
tions has been utilized.
With the belief that all Signal
Corps Officers should know
enough code to be able to send
and receive at least eight words
per minute code instruction was
started, and some of the group
now are nearing 20 words per
Realizing that knowledge of a
foreign language will assist a
Spanish course was started, since
the officers expressed preference
for that language.
Recent directives from higher
headquarters have suggested in-
structions for officers in other
subjects. These have been fol-,
As new training films are is-
sued officers of the 576th see
them, almost daily showings of
the latest arrivals keeping the
group currently informed.
But the training has not been
circumscribed. Officers h a v e
made suggestions regarding

subjects in which they are in-
terested, and men experienced
in that line have spoken. The
only requirement for a speaker
has been that he know his sub-
ject and that the subject be of
benefit to an officer-perhaps
not today nor tomorrow, but at
least some time during his
Army career.
The 576th, however, has not be-
come a school. Rather it is an or-
ganization where officers daily
are given generally-specialized
instruction, in subjects which
some day may be of value.
All of the time, however, is not
spent indoors. Lt. Col. Swartz
has- insisted that all officers, from
himself down, drill and take cal-
isthenics daily, and recently road
marches for officers only have
been started.

Free Marriage
'Tix' Given GIs
County Clerk Jack Tilson is giv-
ing away free marriage certif-
icates to GIs.

Clearwater Bus

Route Changed

To Include Drew

Drew Field military and ci-
vilian personnel now have the
convenience of direct bus trans-
portation between the Base and
Busses between Tampa and
Clearwater now make 14 regu-
larly scheduled stops at the
southeast entrance, it was an-
nounced by A. D. Hartsell, oper-
ator of the Gulf Coast Motor
Line, Inc.
It had been originally planned
to operate special carriers, be-
tween Drew Field and Clear-
water, but the line's request for
the special service was refused by
the Office of Defense Transpor-
tation, .according to Hartsell.
To serve Clearwater residents
working at Drew Field, Hartsell
rerouted his regular Tampa-
Clearwater busses. The carriers
now use Dale Mabry Highway and
Columbus Drive, making 14 stops
at the southeast gate daily.
The fare is 55 cents one way,
99 cents a round trip. Commut-
ers' tickets good for 10 round
trips are available at $8.10.
.. Busses leave Tampa for Clear-
water at 8:15 and 9:50 a.m., 12:30,
3:45, 5:45, 7:55 and 9:45 p.m., ar-
riving at the southeast gate ap-
proximately '15 minutes later.
Busses leave Clearwater for Drew
Field at 7, 8:30 and 10:55 a.m.,
2:25, 4:30, 6:20 and 8:30 p.m.




Featuring the first rendition of "The Nurses' Corps," an
original song written especially for the nurses, with the
music by Cpl. Adrian Mikesell, former NBC radio organist,
and lyrics by Chaplain A. W. Gruhn, senior AWUTC chap-
lain, last Sunday evening's chapel hour was said to be the
finest program ever presented since this entertainment was
Because of the fact that the by the girl soldiers, and they are
nurses do not have an official planning to bring with them their
song of their own, it is hoped all-girl chorus.
that this number might pave the ThF place is Chapel number
way toward getting such a song. three and the time is 8:15 p.m.
Last Sunday's program, which Sunday.
was dedicated to the nurses, fea- Words for the Nurses Corps
tured the usual Chapel Hour ar- song are as follows:
tists and as an added feature there To the queens of the Army and
were two numbers by an all- Navy,
nuses' uartet. They sangBellsTo the sweethearts of the Coast
of St. Mary's" and "When Day always do each duty
Is Done."

Next Sunday's program will
feature Mrs. Harriet Hoppe Wil-
liams, harpist from St. Peters-
burg, and the entire entertain-
ment will be dedicated to the
WACs. It will again be an all-
request program, with the re-
quests coming from the WACs.
It is expected that much of the
entertainment will be furnished

Prave y,
Here at home and on real bat-
tle scenes.
On the fronts far flung from
east to west
You'll find our queens in Army
In any situation you know
. they'll meet the test-
Our Nurses' Corps is tried and

What No Corn?

Questions 903d

To Georgia Son

It was obvious to me that James "D" Pierce was ex-
hausted by the way he sprawled over his bunk.
"I'm give .out-completely," moaned James.
"Through fair wear and tear?"'I asked. "And this is
what a furlough does to you?"
"'Fraid so," came the faint
reply. was as honored by yer presence
Donald "R" Pierce was coming as Griffin by mine?"
up the steps. (The two are not "It-would take too long to
"I don't know what to think of swer that," I interrupted.
him," I said, pointing to the life- tell us, Don, what did you do
lets figure on the bed. while home?"
UE STIO MR "Well, Harlan, I had a won-
QUESTION MARK derful time. I was home for my
"Oh, that!" Don looked at the birthday and you never saw the
body and was unconcerned. "I like of food. We had at least
doubt if the Salvage department eight fried chickens, plenty of
will recognize him this time. You pie and cake. I don't know when
know it's been so long since he's I enjoyed a meal like I did that
been in the hills and he isn't one."
used to climbing. Then there's WHAT-NO CORN?
the strain of his relatives."
"Dijja have any Georgia corn?"
The silent form suddenly vi- James "D" had a curious smile
brated with life. "That's on his face.
enough of your insinuatin' re- "No," Don paused, "we had
marks, Donald! Now get out plenty of good coffee!"
before i do somethingdrastic." James gave a look of disap-
Donald "R" just laughed. proval.
"Boy, Griffin, Georgia, must be "Then I spent a week out on
a wonderful place. If all the the lake with a friend of mine,"
residents are just like you f Don continued. "We had a won-
he kidded. derful time, and caught all the
James "D" had risen to a fish we wanted."
sitting position, poised for ac- "Like Paradise!" I remarked.
tion. "I hope so,", said Don. "I
"Speakin' of Griffin," he said, stayed up as .late as I wanted;
I'm a wondering' if Kansas City ate what I liked and had no

Ration Roundup

Ration Book No. 4 may be
picked up today at the Base
Ration Board. You must bring
your No. 3 book with you and
fill out application available at
the ration board. You may pick
up No. 4 books for your whole
family or other Drew Field mili-
tary personnel but you must turn
in their No. 3 books.
Applications may not be mailed.
There is no need for Drew Field
military personnel to contact any
other rationing authority than the
Base Ration Board.
Book 3, brown G, H, J and K
valid, all expire December 4. L
valid; M, November 28; N, De-
cember 5; P, December 12;- all
expire January 1.
Blue X, Y and Z valid through
Nov. 20.
Green A, B and C in book 4
valid until Dec. 20.
Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid
for five pounds through Jan. 15.
Stamp-No. 18 valid indefinitely.
Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3
valid indefinitely. Loose/ stamps
accepted only on mail orders.
Old book has expired; new
No. 8-A valid. A coupons good
through Feb. 8 for three gallons;
B and C good for two gallons.
Inspection deadlines For A
book holders, March 31,. B .hold-
ers Feb. 29, and C holders, Nov.
Periodd1 coupons of new ration
valid through Jan. 3.
New definite value coupon good
any time.

Generals Average
51 Years Old
average age of the 1,114 generals
in the U. S. Army is 51 years,
which is one month younger than
the average age of the generals
on active duty when World War
I ended.
Members of the football squad
at Camp Grant, Ill., must learn to
play at least two positions apiece.
Coach Charlie Bachman has only
25 men on his squad.


IVI's to tell me to Dutton up my
jacket," sighed Don, dreamily.
Just then the chow call blared
into our furlough reverie.
I was astonished. Both men
grabbed their equipment and
went for a meal. They almost
ran over me getting out of the
barracks. Pulling myself to-
gether, it dawned upon me
what a powerful force the ap-
petite is. It can make men fight,
win wars, lose them, silence
gripes, and make men happy. I
presume I may safely say, "Be
it home, abroad, or in the
Army, there's nothing like eats."
To be more explicit, GOOD
eats! I picked up my mess gear
and started to the mess hall.
Something inside of me said,
"You boys do play a vital part
in the war. They say food is
ammunition, and Quartermaster
gets it to soldiers everywhere.
Three cheers for the QM at
Drew Field!"
After a long absence of several
weeks we welcome Sgt. Wilburn
Brown back into the fold. Brown
has been attending an adminis-
tration school at Camp Lee, Va.

577th AW Plans

"Wow" Party

The 577th SAW Battalion is
again planning one of its fre-
quent "get together" parties.
O'Grady and lst/Sgt. Conrad
making all the necessary
rangements and if their excite-
ment is any indication, this party
should really be a "wow."
In keeping with its past records
of unusual achievements the 577th
Battalion is being presented the
terit Award Certificate for free-
dom from venereal disease in the
past three months. All members
of the 577th are mighty proud of
this and have pledged themselves
not to have this record spoiled.,
Now that T/5 Tanenbaum has
a bicycle for his "dashes"' between
his desk and 1st Training head-
quarters he doesn't find it hard
to keep an eye on his package of
"salami" and pickles that arrive
each week from home.
We are proud of our contri-
bution to the Drew Field Foot-
ball Team-namely S/Sgt. "Tiny"
Parrish. "Tiny" is one of those
rough, rugged pistol toten, cow
punching Utah boys! Ray for
Wonder what Sgt. Dallas from
personnel section is hoarding that
money order for? Could it be
for a certain ticket to California
or for a certain "senorita." Just
sit tight "Deanny Boy"-furloughs
have a way of catching up with




RIFLE medals Nice ones, too. If
WACs could wear them, you wouldn't
get them back. Come to the ECHOES
office with convincing story.
come to PX No. 10 to collect your lost
garrison hat from Helen Mathis. $16.50
(you left the price tag in it) is a lot
to pay for a hat when you can't keep
it with you.
OSCAR J. WILLIS, your billfold is at
the ECHOES office. You must be
getting hungry, as we.have you: mess
GEORGE SULLIVAN, your handsome
brown billfold is at the Special Service
BARRACKS BAGS belonging to
LESLIE ANDERSON may be claimed
from S/Sgt. Hurdle, S-4 Section, 5th
SAW Tng. Bn., 1st St. & Ave. N.
LOST-within the boundaries of Drew
Field, a ladies' pearl necklace; finder
pliz contact H. C. Hackney, Ph. 504.
e'') hd the Line, which is no place for
!. teeth. If you're living on soup,
.' act Sgt. "Squirrel" Mitchell,
592nd Sq., 396th Bomb Group.
who picked up four soldiers last Sat-
urday evening would like to have her
gloves returned. Somebody must have
picked them up by mistake. Please
return my crocheting, too.
FOUND A bee-ootiful necklace. A
card bearing the proper description
and mailed to/T/3 Rudolph Johnson,
314th, will get it back to you.
FOUND-One pair of eyeglasses left in
School building by member of recent
First Aid class. Owner may secure
-them at the Red Cross office.
THE soldier who left his carton of
cigarettes in my car was lucky. A
cigar smoker, from 'way back, I'll
return his cigarettes, if he can tell me
the brand, the day of the week, and
where I let him off. Lt. Samuel Coo-
per, S-3 Section, AWUTC Headquar-
LOST-Small coin purse, containing
sixteen very important dollars, and
some change. Had a very, very special
reason for needing that money. If you
find it, please return to Private Covey,
WAC Detachment Orderly Room, Ph.
LOST-Size 12 leather jacket, brown.
Lost by Ray Stanchfield, 3208 Plym-
outh Court, Tampa. It's getting colder
every day.
LOST-Top of lifetime Schaeffer ladies
pen. Black and gold. Please return
same to Pfc. Betty Turney, WAC De-

LOST-A red-brown Morroco leather
wallet, somewhere between rifle range
and E. 1st and M. All papers in it
made out to Walter Rodak, Hqs. and
Plotting Co., 571st SAW Battalion.
If you find it, you'll get a REWARD.
(GREEN and black Parker fountain
pen, lost by Cpl. Ronald Luth, S-4
Section, AWUTC, Ph. 659. Can't even
spell without it.
you should find the wallet belonging
to Pfc. George Hand, the owner may
be reached at ext. 800.
D. H. LALK. ASN 3749798, you needn't
wear your bunk-mate's suntans any
more. Your barracks bag has been
found by the Drew Field MP's, who
will furnish same on request.
LOST-One buff-colored suitcase, con-
taining most of one poor GI's ward-
robe. Lost the very day he departed
for Aviation Cadet. Clothing is marked
with T/5 chevrons and serial num-
ber S-6842. Contact Sgt. Holliday,
Ph. 603, or come to 314th Orderly
Room, 6th and A.
GOLD identification bracelet, brand
new. No name on it as yet. Must
have it, because it means a very great
deal to me. Finder please contact
Sgt. Jeanne Cottrell, Base Photo
Lab, Ph. 539.
FOUND-Good fountain pen with name
engraved. Loser may have same by
presenting his dog tags and telling
me his name and what kind of a pen
it is. Pfc. John McCormick. 2nd Re-
porting Co., 576th SAW.
WALLET containing papers and iden-
tification I must have. If found,
please notify 1st Lt. William M.
Chambers, MC, 501st SAW. at once.
LOST Service gas mask plainly
marked "Alverson, 34339458." If found
please phone. Sgt. Alverson, Ext. 337.
LOST-Ronson cigarette lighter with
"EVE" engraved on side. Because of
s~eririmnr, attached, will pay $10 re-
i"i:.r return to Manager at Post
ng- Wrapping Center located
l .,,K" Avenue (S) between 5th and
LOST Gruen watch with initials
"W.H.Z." engraved on back. If you
find my wonderful little gold job,
.you'll get a pretty penny by way of
reward. William H. Zimmer. 714th
PVT. KESSLER-You can have that
date now! Call at Base Theater. Num-
ber 4, with proper identification, of
course, and pick up your billfold,
with money and important papers.
Ask for the operator.
ADDRESS BOOK lost in area of 3rd
Reporting Co.. 501st, E. 1st and J,
about October 25th. REWARD to the
lucky guy who finds it. Contact Pfc.
Francis L. Geddes, 3rd Reporting Co..
A BLACK leather wallet lost in the
53rd Bomb. Sq. area. Not concerned
with money contained but papers and
wallet are of great personal impor-
tance. Finder please return. Efc. Rob-
ert J. Fluche, 53rd Bomb. Sq., Drew
IF you're missing a pair of trousers
which you left in Chaplain Law-
rence's car when he drove you from
SDrew to Tampa in the latter part of
September. you may have 'em by
quoting your serial number, to Chap-
lain Lawrence, Ph. 672.
LOST-One hub-cap from 1939 Stude-
baker automobile. Priorities and metal
shortages make this item hard to re-
place. Will finder please notify Lt.
W. E. Smith at 746th Sig. AW Co.?
BARRACKS bag lost. Serial No.
32886147, name Benjamin Negrin. If
found, please contact Base Dental
Clinic. Thanks!


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"Two more pounds of waste fat and I'll be a

FOUND-C.I.O. Serviceman's Manual.
Name of Werner Stolp, Rt. 1, Decatur,
Ind. Name of outfit not given in
manual. Loser may stop by Chapel No.
4, 2nd St. & Ave. "L" and get book.
Good addresses are included. Don't
rush. Cpl. Herbert A. Russell. Gr.
Obs., 571st SAW Bn., Drew Field,
Tampa, Fla.
STERING silver identification bracelet,
lost between P.X. No. 1 & 8th St. En-
graved "George G.. Johnson." If found,
pliz return to the Special Service Of-
fice, before my girl friend finds out
I've lost it.
LOST in 740th SAW Co., Bradenton,
Camp Weatherford, black billfold with
pictures (ahh!) and papers. Finder
(my fingers are crossed) please re-
turn to Pvt. Erwin Molthen, 566th
SAW. 4th and L. Lost around Sep-
tember 20th.

WILL the lieutenant who found a GI
raincoat in his car after giving lift to
five soldiers Friday evening, Sept. 17.
please phone T/5 Lawrence Santillo,
Ph. 436, Vault Section, AWUTC Hqs.
Coat can be identified by serial No.
0824 in collar.

WILL person who lost pistol belt and
canteen cover with name starting with
M -, lost on bus stop at 1st and
N, please see T/5 Friedman. 766th
SAW Co. Ph. 596.
LOST-Wallet containing valuable pa-
pers and identification. William M.
Chambers. 1st Lt.. M. C. 501st SAW.
A WALLET lost in the vicinity of the
Air Corps Officers' Club. Not con-
cerned with money contained, but
please return the papers. Lt. Frank
J. Milewski. S-1 AWUTC.

LOST-A brown envelope containing
kodak snapshots taken in St: Pete
last Sunday. Lost either in Service
Club or on way to East Gate. RE-
WARD. Pfc. Orland Shefveland. 737th
LOST-Brown leather billfold, some-
where near Company "B" of the 1st
Signal. AW Training Battalion. Con-
tains money and papers of great value.
Name engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W.
Fix. Company B. 1st SAW Tng. Bn.
FOUND-Wheel, tire and tube at First
St. and B Ave Owner may recover
same by identifying at MP Hqs.
8th and E Sts
FOUND A silver cigarette lighter.
bearing an engraved name. (But we
ain't a-gonna tell what name it is!)
If you've lost it, and can't go on
without it, tell your troubles to Chap-
lain Trenery, Chapel No. 8. and he'll
produce the lighter.
LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con-
taining money and valuable papers.
Finder please return to Pfc. Frank
Ortiz. Company D. 563d Sig. AW
Battalion. REWARD
WOUD like to find soldier whose
clothing is stamped "B-1282." He left
bundle of clothing in my auto when
given a lift from Drew Field to Me-
morial. Thursday. October 7th. Mrs.
A. D. Mountain. 489 llth Ave.. St.
LOST-One silver identification brace-
let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If
found please return to Pfc. Shelton,
Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdn.
III FTR Command.

LOST-Barracks bag In area between
2nd & 3rd on "N" Ave. T/5 Carl
Weise, Hqs. & P1. Co., 564th SAW Bn.
WILL person who found yellow leather
portfolio in Service Club Monday
night please return to Hostess Office.
Pvt. Rbt. J. Minchew. 571st Sig. A.W.
Bn. Co. "C."
WOULD like to hear from a WAC
from Brooklyn. Youse ard I would get
along fine. Let's woik out something
along dose lines. Sgt. Sal Loperfito,
592nd Bomb Squadron, 396th Bomb
ALMOST new Underwood double-head
electric shaver for sale, or trade for
116 or 616 Eastman folding camera.
T/5 Bernard Slack, Co. B, 588th, 1102
Cleveland St.,, Tampa.
MARTIN FLASH semi-auto, telegraph
"bug," good as new. Will swap for
camera with 4.5 lens, or better. Sgt.
L. M. Richards, Co. C, 588th SAW
Battalion. 5th and J.

WESTON Master Light Meter in good
condition. Write me your price, and
I'll dish out the cold cash. Lt. James
Brumbaugh, 756th SAW Co.
SOLDIERS individual pay record
books belonging to SOULIER, WIN-
picked up at the ECHOES office.
IF anybody is leaving the post and
vacating a small, furnished apart-
ment in Tampa between now and De-
cember 17th, I'll appreciate your let-
ting me know. Lt. J. M. Shulman,
Phl 364.
SOLDIER and wife would like fur-
nished house or apartment, three
rooms preferred: kitchen necessary.
Near Drew, if possible. Phone
H-22383, S/Sgt. Frank TribuziQp 595th
Sq.. 396th B Gp.
WILL pay reasonable price for radio
power transformer with 5-volt and
6.3-volt windings and center-tapped
h.v. winding about 350 volts each side
of center tap. T/5 B. Wolff, 748th
SAW Co., or call 372. ,-
AUTOMOBILE, '36 on up. Also, home
radio. Will dig deep in my pocket
for "good deal." Lt. Neznamy, 766th
IF you have a.membership card for the
St. Petersburg Civic Music Association
which you would be wanting to sell,
contact Vita G. Seres. Hospital Dental
CAR WANTED-Will pay CASH for a
good used' model: Call Lt. Linder.
Ph. 530, Base Ordnance Office.
WANTED-Washing machine. Would
like to swish through these WAC
washings of ours. Am prepared to pay
whatever you ask, for a washing
machine ,in good order. Cpl. Molly
Adams, WAC, Ph. 218.


ATTENTION, Bachelor officer with
car: If you'd like a single room with
showers, next to Tampa Yacht Club,
ideal surroundings, call Lt. Dunsmore.
Ext. 275. Car is essential; opportunity
for joining motor pool exists, how-
WILL share house or room in nicely
furnished house, off Columbus Drive.
Close to Drew Field, transportation
inexpensive. Call Cpl. L. Malz, Ph.

A WELL-FURNISHED master bed-
room in office's house at Clearwater.
Good neighborhood. Centrally located.
Call Lt. C. A. Lundy, phone Clear-
water 6313.
WON'T some kind soul come to my
rescue, and tell me where I can find a
home near Drew? Find me a bedroom
and a kitchenette, and you're a friend
I'll never forget. Sgt. John D. Natale,
592d Bomb Sq, 396th Bomb Group.
ROOM with bath, located in garage,
entirely separate from house. Located
on Gulf of Mexico at Clearwater
Beach. Wonderful view. Contact Capt.
L. L. Robbins, Ph 476.

LT. DEAN B. ADAMS, your file of
important cards is in the ECHOES
WANTED-A wife, 5 ft., 6 in. tall,
brunette, curvaceous, about twenty-
three years old. Interested parties
please call T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton, Ext.
660. 1

IF Cpl..Moore, Aviation Mechanic, na-
tive of Idaho, is still at Drew, I'd like
to hear from him. Hurry. Corporal.
time's a-wastin'! Miss U. Bates, No. 8,
71st St.. St. Pete.

SOLDIERS' wives offered short-hour
shifts at PX cafeteria. Call Lt. Dek-
ker, Ph. 874.
BROADCASTING operators, Air Corps
soldiers, who are itching to get radio
equipment into their hands, contact
Lt. Kluge, Ph. 258. Monitor and en-
gineer Drew Field radio broadcasts
in your free time.
ENLISTED man with watch repair ex-
perience, to work during off-duty
hours. Apply PX Personnel Office, B
Ave. and 1st.

WIRE or wooden hangers, at almost
any price. This is really an emer-
gency; three shirts on each hanger is
a little too heavy. Call Pfc. Zika,
WAC, at Ph. 231.
WOULD like to chug along the roads
in my own little auto. Would you
like to sell one? If so. call or write
Lt. Arthur Settel, Base Intelligence
Section, Sarasota Army Air Base.
Sarasota. Telephone 2531, ext. 202.
PLEASE, please report any available
sewing machine to the WACs. Will
pay any price for anything that runs.
we're that desperate. Dust off that
old attic model-we want one badly.
Call the WACs at 231.
FOUR or five nalf-way decent tires,
attached to a half-way decent car, in
half-way decent running order. Hope it
isn't a gas 'n' erl eater. Might even
pay $100 to $150 for a good deal.
Corporal Caesar Purini, Ward B. sta-
tion hospital.
CANDID camera, preferably 35 mil.,
but will pay cash for anything suit-
able for photographing Florida scenery
plus Florida girls. Call Lt. Robert F.
Tennant. Ph. 601.
SMALL suitcase or traveling bag, suit-
able for furlough. Send card or call on
Pfc. Richard Adams. Ward B-19, Sta-
tion Hospital.

OFFICER'S dress overcoat, size about
37. Will pay reasonable price. Contact
Lt. Bradlin. Hq. Co. 503d SAWR.
Phone 575.'


would like experience. Only charge is
price of parts. Phone Sgt. Harrist,
Ph. 364.
MENDING is no problem for you guys
without wives, if you'll shove your
troubles off on the officers' wives.
Each Tuesday before ten, at Chapel
No. 1, those lovely ladies will collect
your sewing, and return it to you
in tip-top shape.
get your exercise at the same time.
Cut a row, then swing a club. Lt.
Metcalf, Ph. 258, is the man who
knows the ropes.

SOLDIER and wife would like fur-
nished apartment, preferably in vicin-
ity of Seminole Heights. Phone Cpl.
Jerry Kowalski, ext. 645.

ANY old radios around you're not
using? Leaving the field, and don't
want to drag them along? The 2nd
Trng. Battalion will accept loud
speakers, chassis, and any other parts
you can spare. Radio classes learn by
reassembling. Contact Lt. Adams. Ph.



1939 CHRYSLER sedan. Good tires.
excellent mechanical condition. Call
Sergeant Gatten. Phone 807.

WANTED-Officer to drive 1941 Mer-
cury sedan from Tampa to San An-
tonio, Texas or vicinity. For details,
contact Lt. Alexander at H-47452 in
Tampa, or H-4871, extension 22.
WOULD you like to drive car back to
Tampa from Dallas or Fort Worth,
Texas? Will leave Texas January 1st.
If you need a ride, call Pvt. H. M.
Slaughter, Special Service section,
Hqs & Hqs Sq. Third Air Force,

RAILROAD ticket from Tampa to Sa-
vannhh, Ga., for sale half price. Price
$4. Atlantic Coast Line. Pvt. I.
Sukoenig, Hqs & Hqs Sq, Third
Fighter Command.
GOING TO ST. PETE? Sergeant would
like ride to St. Pete every Saturday
at or soon after 5 p.m. If you're pa-
triotic, or just a helluva swell per-
son, call 287 and it'll be appreciated.
ARE you leaving for Texas around
the sixteenth of December? My wife
and I will share expenses and relieve
at the wheel, if you'd like driving
companions. 1st Sgt. Wilie Dunken,
503rd SAW Regt.
WANT to join car pool. From "Lyn-
wood" section of Tampa to. Base
daily. Ph. 730, Capt. Abraham.
WANTED-To pool cars St. Pete to
Drew, hours seven a.m. to six p.m.
Call St. Pete 58-754. Pfc. R. A. Young.
766th SAW Co.
WANTED-Four more officers, living
in the vicinity of Ballast Point Sec-
tion, near the .Yacht Club. Tampa,
who would like to share in a car pool.
Please call Lt. James D. Dunsmore,
Ph 275.
WOULD like to contact anyone going
to Bradenton daily. Would prefer
transportation both ways. Leave
camp around 5 p.m. and must return
by 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. Will pay nominal
sum to anyone desiring an extra pas-
senger. Please contact at once. Sgt.
Ralph W. Yauman Jr.. Det. 5. 501
SAWR. Drew Field.


FREE W ANT A-D Classifications



Ad Classification .............................

Name ............................. Org ................. ............

1937 CHEVROLET sedan. Car has five
good tires, is newly painted and its
motor is O.K. Interested persons call
ext. 584.
SEWING machine; electric, portable,
plus all accessories. It's in excellent
condition, though an old model. $110
will make it yours. Call 619, Capt.
1934 FORD, two-door sedan, in very
good condition. Four terrific tires.
Contact Lt. Brewer, phone 534. or.
visit at Base Motor Pool.
HAVE a 1933 Chevrolet convertible,
five pretty good tires. Two of them
new re-caps. Good running condition.
Excellent pick up (???). Price $165.
Sgt. R. L. Savel, Co. A, 5th Tng. Bn.
1939 MOTORCYCLE which has never
been wrecked. Sport Scout, 60 miles
per gallon. Motor and tires are per-
feet. Has shield and leg guards. Pfc.
M. D. Streaker, Base Weather Station.
AMERICAN Kennel Club registered
Cocker Spaniel puppies. Sweetest
mascots you ever saw, and grand
gift for that. little wife who sits
home waiting for you. Call Warrant
Officer J. W. Lien, 1219 South How-
ard, Tampa, Ph. H-3668.
1936 BUICK coupe, excellent condition,
five excellent tires with safety tubes,
34,000 original, mileage. Price $800.
Can be seen at 5704 Miami Ave. Ph.
5-2747. Pvt. Donald Craver, 5th Tngb.
Co. D.
1937 BUICK 4-door sedan, good con-
dition, tires fair, radio. Just the car
fo- a big operator, only $425. Call. Sgt.
Meekins, Ext. 336 or see after 1700 at"
5210/ Suwannee Ave.
TRAIN ticket from Newark, New Jer-
sey to Tampa on Silver Meteor. Rea-
sonable rates to deserving guy. Con-
tact Pfc. Parnes, Base Property Of-
fice. Ph. 528 or 529.
WOULD like to sell a portable Royale
typewriter complete 'with case, 1st
class condition. Carvie W. Mills, Hg.
Hq. Co., 5th Tng. Bn.
MOTOROLA car radio, practically new.
Custom built for CHRYSLER product.
Call Lt. Henderson, 840 ext. 53. David
D. Henderson, 1st Lt. C. E.. 1873rd
Eng. Avn. Battalion.
GOOD engagement ring, size 6. Almost
new. Price $40 cash. I have a good
personal reason for parting with the
ring, but I ain't a-gonna tell you
what it is. Call or write me at Hotel
Calhoun, 27-372, Bradenton, Florida,
after 5:30. Pfc. Martin A. Smith, 571st
SAW Bn.. Company B.
1937 DODGE coupe. New paint job and
tires O.K. Super-special running con-
dition. See Lt. Richardson, Building
5 A 24, at East 1st and N Ave., or call
Tampa H-24144.

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Four Ace Ends to See Action

Bradenton Grid

Men Seek Win

Over Drew Gang

At 3 o'clock this afternoon a miniature Civil War re-
turns to the south when the AWUTC Signal Corps' unde-
feated football team clashes again with their
brothers" from Camp Weatherford at Bradenton.
elevens put on a fierce brawl at Bradenton last Satu uacy
night with the Drew gang finally blasting through for a
14 to 6 win.
The Drew boys say that they measure when they scored a
touchdown in the dying min-
should have scored at least five utes after recovering a fumble
touchdowns but for the fact that deep in Weatherford territory.
the Weatherford Raiders had 15 Next Sunday the Drew eleven
men on their team, 11 players will again meet the Davis Islands
and four officials. The Weather- Coast Guardsmen at the Signal
ford gang counters with a mild Corps football field. In a pre-
vious meeting they beat the
assertion that with a few breaks Guardsmen by 10 to 0. The game
they could have Won and sneer will start at 2 p.m.

LOTS OF FOOTBALL teams have two good ends, but the AWUTC Signal Corps squad
boasts four potential starters. Left to right, are Larry Leonhardt, Don McKenzie, Charley
Krepps and Angelo DeMattei. They will demonstrate their prowess in snagging passes,
stopping end runs and downing punts in today's Turkey Day game against Camp Wea-
therford, played here, and in Sunday's battle against the Davis Islands Coast Guard.
.. ............. .. .. ..........

CAMP WEATHERFORD and the Davis Islands Coast Guard are already aware of the
abilities of these three stalwarts on the Drew Field Signal Corps football team, and
they must face them again in return games this week. Joe Brogger, left, is the" ace
punter of the AWUTC team and is also a talented ground-gainer in the backfield.
Captain of the team is "Bama" Mitchell, center, whose 195 pounds and natural play-
ing ability gained him earlier fame as a g uard on the University of Alabama eleven.
Seen at the right is George Esposito, a red-headed terror who sparked the Signalmen to
a 14 to 6 decision over Weatherford last Saturday at Bradenton. He's an ace passer
and open- field runner.




The inauspicious start of the
Message Center helped usher in
the touch football season in the
5th SAW under the capable direc-
tion of Lt. E. P. Dee and his as-
sistant, Cpl. Lowe.
The Message, Center, in trying
an iron man stunt by playing two
games in two days, lost to the S-3
Section by a score of 12-0 and
were also beaten by the Process-
ing Section 6-0.
In vanquishing M/C the S-3
boys struck.hard and fast in the
first period on a pass to Sgt. Can-
nallon from Sgt. Palen for the
first score. The try for the extra
point was missed. Late in .the
same period, Mazzocca scored on
p 12-yard dash around right end
for the final tally, again the con-
version was missed.
M/C started the second half
with a vengeance. On four plays
/C reached the S-3 10-yard line

only to lose the ball on two downs
to a stubborn S-3 team. From this
point the game was fairly even
with neither side threatening to
score. As the game ended M/C
was throwing numerous passes in
an attempt to reach pay dirt.
With its first game under its
belt plus an hour of practice on
trick plays the Message Center
took the field against Processing
confident of victory. Play in the
first half was even with each
team feeling out the other. How-
ever, as the second half started
the M/C boys opened their "sup-
posed" bag of tricks. The first
"Trick" play was good for an
eight-yard gain bringing ball to
the M/C 40-yard line. At this
point they tried a Boyijan spe-
cial, (pass Benek to Boyijan)
which was intercepted by Mac
Lennan, who, galloped 51 yards
for what proved to be the only
score of the game. The try for the
extra point was unsuccessful.

Company C Heads

Football League

The 588th SAW Battalion
touch football. league is in full
swing now with Company C's
main area team leading the
league with two victories against
no defeats. Nosing out Radio in
their first game, 14-12, they went
on to romp over the weak and
disorganized Headquarters Com-
pany "6."
Though too early in the season
to pick ultimate title holders-
the season extending into late
January-Company C's present
efforts are good indicators of who
will be near the top. Present
standings are as follows:
Team- Won Lost Pct.
Company C, Main Area 2 0 1000
I. C. Department 1 0 1000
Colonel Brewer Site 1 0 1000
Radio Department 0 1 .000
Headquarters Company 0 1 .000
B Company 0 2 .000
Friday-Radio vs. B Co.
Monday-Headquarters Co. vs. B. Co.
Wednesday I C Dept. vs. Col.
Brewer Site.

Swimmers Move Indoors
Because of chilly waters in
Egypt Lake functional swimming
is now being taught a few nights
a 'week at the YMCA in Tampa.

at Drew's beef about tne. ofi-
ciating. They point out that if a
team commits offenses they
:should expect to get penalized.
But the fact remains that the
boys from Drew got slugged fur
13 penalties, one of which put the
ball on their own two and one
half yard line, from where
Weatherford scored, and had a
touchdown called back because
of another penalty. Weatherford
was penalized but twice.
This afternoon promises to be
a big day at the Signal Corps
football field at 5th and O.
The game will get under way
at 3 p.m. and elaborate cere-
monies have been planned.
Unless there are last minute
changes the 465th AAF band
will be on hand to play before
the game and between halves.
These two teams are fairly
evenly matched, but the edge
is undoubtedly with the Drew
eleven in that they have a bet-
ter balanced outfit. Their back-
field has drive and deception
on offense and on defense they
back up the line like Trojans,
especially Bulldog Ray Brown,
This George Esposito again
proved in Saturday's game that
he will take a lot of stopping.
Scoring both Drew touchdowns,
this red-headed thunderbolt was
a twisting, diving, squirming
demon all during the game and
piled up huge yardage. He is one
of those guys who doesn't stop
when being hit. On several oc-
casions he gained four and five
yards after first being hit on the
line of scrimmage, often drag-
ging three or four opponents on
his back.
* But the longest run of the game
went to big Oliver Ogden who
took a lateral from Esposito and
high-tailed it for 50 yards, being
pulled down from behind when
he had an open field ahead of
Although these two teams are
fairly evenly matched it would
not be too surprising if the Drew
eleven piles up three or four
touchdowns this afternoon. Their
line is too strong for the "little
brothers" for one thing, their
backfield a bit too versatile and
their reserves are just about on
par with the first stringers.
Looking back on Saturday's
game the Drew men who stood
out, besides Esposito and Og-
den, were Brogger, Mitchell,
Brown, Mackenzie, Petitti and
Sanders. For Weatherford
Bivona, Kimble and Cappel
shone with Bivona, the gent
with the swivel hips, con-
tributing the lone touchdown
for his team.
To go back briefly over Sat-
urday's game, Drew scored first
midway in the first period but
failed in the try for the extra
point. Weatherford tied it up
in the second period and they
also missed the kick for the
extra point. The break came
in the last period when Drew
got two points on a safety and
then added six more for good

Lineups' for today's game:
AWUTC Camp Weatherford
MacKenzie LE Kimble
Parrish LT Woodruff
Mitchell LG Bell
Hencken C Trammel
Lehman RG Denis
Sanders RT Pierce
Demattei RE Staub
Brown QB Colbert,
Esposito LH Bivona
Brogger RH Sciarretta
Ogden FB La Belle
Coaches: Drew, Lt. Charles Collins
and Cpl. Buster. Mott: Camp Weather-"
ford, Lt. James Kimble.

563d Welcomes

McBride Back

To Battalion

An inspiring retreat wel-
comed Lt. -Col. William L:
McBride back to the 563d
SAW Battalion Friday after-
noon after an emergency
leave. The entire organiza-
tion paraded in review to the,
music furnished by the.465th
A.A.F. band. We all wish ,to
express our sympathy to Lt.
Col. McBride over the death
of his mother.
The abundance of burr-head
haircuts around the West Area is
a good indication that the train-
ing period prior to going into op-
erational training is about com-
pleted. Since Oct. 15 we have
been conducting ourselves ac-
cording to a combat training
schedule in the West Area, and
operations show that the outfit
is in fine condition, ready fr- -A
field training ahead.
The ground observers, tnose,
lone wolves, may be seen,
chewing the different types of
grass to determine the tastiest
species in case of emergency in
the field, and everyone else is
taking final advantage of the
conveniences offered by the
P. X. liquid and other-
"Choose your weapons
Knives, cleavers, saws ." cry
Sgt. Bennie Hurd and T/5 Charles
Stowers, of Kitchen 13, as they
announce their challenge to any
butchers on Drew Field at cut-
ting any kind of meat. "Our op-
ponents may select the time and
place for the duel. In fact," state
the two confident challengers,
"they may even bring the meat."
And from the oven depart-
ment of the same kitchen comes
a similar challenge. Sgt. Mike
Zemia and Sgt. Obet Lee, our
happy bakers, noted and loved
especially for their. pineapple
upside-down cake, would like a
Drew Field baking champion-
ship established. They will of-
fer for judgment anything from
biscuits to New Jersey plum
fluffle duffle, whatever that is.

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-With the football season rapidly coming to a close,
plans are being made for a big basketball program through-
out the Signal Corps at Drew. There will be at least four
leagues with 48 teams taking part.

Leagues will be formed in the
first, second, fourth and fifth
training battalions and the season
will be divided in two halves.:
After each-half there will be a
round-robin playoff to decide the
AWUTC champion. All league
games will be played on Mondays,
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fri-
days in the newly conditioned
Recreation Hall nurhber three.
This hall has been turned into an
ideal gymnasium and recently the
floor was waxed.
Thursday nights at this hall
will be open for "varsity" games
;and if this year's team can come
up to par with the squad of last
-year then Signal Corps basketball
fans are in for some real games.
The first varsity practice was
held last Monday at the Hall and
Cpl. Sol Schlecter, coach, ex-
presses himself as optimistic over
the prospects. He has at least one
veteran from last year's great
team. He is Lt. Fowler, the
diminutive forward who was high

point man for the league last
year. Coach Schlecter, who
coached basketball in New York
city in civilian life, hopes to
build a high-scoring outfit around

314th Basketeers

Begin Practice

Basketball practice for the
314th BH and AB Squadron will
be held at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday
in the officers area. The workout
will be held under the lights.
With the exception of cadets
assigned to the squadron, all
members of the 314th interested
in getting on the team are urged
to attend the practice. The cadets
will have their own quintet.
All positions for all 314th
teams are wide open.

Base League Champs

314TH B TEAM, winners of the Base Touch Football
League. Sitting, in usual order: Cpl. Pete Nashleanas, Sioux
City; Cpl. Pete Smith, Greenville, S. C.; Cpl. Lewis Cash
(manager), San Francisco; Pvt. Egidio Leuzzi, Philadelphia;
Pvt. Louis Siracuse, Fredonia, N. Y. Standing,. in usual
order: Cpl. Benjamin Loniewski, Jersey City; Sgt. Tom Dub-
lak, Brownsville, Pa.; Pfc. William Shumaker, Pittsburgh;
Cpl. John Filipiak, Pittsburgh; Pvt. M. Ballew, St. Louis;
S/Sgt. Charles Wroblewski, South Bend, Ind.; Cpl. Albert
Waznalis, Linden, N. J. Two other members of the cham-
pionship outfit not shown here because they are on furlough
are Sgt. Mike Barron, Chicago and Sgt. Albright.


In a brisk two-hour workout under the lights Monday
evening, the Third Fighter Command basketball aspirants
tackled a strong quintet composed of officers of various
outfits on Drew Field in an impromptu game.

The practice session revealed
some first-class basketball, and
after the close of the practice
game the enlisted men of Third
Fighter wound up on top in a
close skirmish.
No running score of the con-
test was kept, although unofficial
observers who kept track of the
game agreed the officers wound
up on the short end of the score.
Starting for the Third Fighter
Command were 1st Sgt. John
"Goose" Gosselin at center; Sgt.
Jackson Page and Cpl. "Moon"
Mullins, guards; and Sgt. Hal
Palumbo and Sgt. Jim Wight, for-
The opposition, composed of
some stalwarts in their own right,
some of the officers pastiming
with the crack Drew Field bas-
ketball team of last year, which
dropped a close two-out-of-three
series to MacDill Field in the
City Basketball circuit. Lt. John
Fowler, leading scorer of the
Drew Field team, performed in
a pivot position, as did Lt. Roper,
Base physical training officer. Lt.
Arthur Colley, athletic director
of the Third Fighter Command
and coach of the enlisted men's
team of the same organization,

also appeared in the opposition's
Lieutenant Co ll e y is fast
rounding his men into condition
for the approaching busy season,
and has yet to make up his mind
about the members of the varsity
A squad of 10 men will be car-
ried, and to date there is plenty
of competition for starting posi-
tions on the team. It will be a
few weeks before the Base Spe-
cial Service basketball circuit will
get underway, as completion is
awaited of one or two basketball
courts now under construction.

Shampoo Clears GI
Of Murder Charge
Paris Kelly's brown hair proved
in court that he was not a mur-
derer. Arrested as the blond-
haired killer of Jack Campbell in
a Middlesboro bar, Kelly won a
directed verdict of acquittal after
Judge J. S. Forester ordered him
shampooed to determine if his
hair had been dyed. Vigorous
scrubbing left his hair still brown.

Nation's Top

Tilts Picked

By Officer

This week's pigskin pick
contest is the last in the
ECHOES series, so it also is
your last chance to win free
cartons of cigarets.
When the contest ends with the
playing of this week-end's tilts,
the ECHOES, with the co-opera-
tion of the PX, will have given

Here are the winners in last
week's ECHOES football con-
Private Robert Stanchina, Co.
E, 552d SAW; Sgt. Chester H.
Miller, 314th BH and AB Sq.;
Pvt. W. J. Magdalenski, 2d
Reporting Co., 575th SAW; T/5
William Berger, Vet. Det., Sta-
tion Hospital; Sgt. Charles
Streed, Hq., 5th AW Bn.; Pvt.
John N. Sweeley, Sig. Hq. Co.
AWS, 3d Fighter Command;
Pfc. Douglas J. Brown, Sig. Hq.
Co., 3d Fighter Command; Pvt.
J. McCormick, Sig. Hq. Co.,
3d Fighter Command; Pfc. Fred
Weber, 2d Reporting Co.,
568th SAW.

90 cartons of free cigarets to of-
ficers and soldiers who picked the
winners each week.
In last week's picking, our new
prognosticator, Lt. Charles W.
Lyons, Base physical training of-
ficer, who succeeded Forecasters
Yogi, Yogo and Yoga, muffed
three games. And he says he's
not related to these phony mystic
Because it's so late in the foot-
ball season the ECHOES sports
staff has decided not to fire the
lieutenant as a forecaster but to
let him fight it out to the bitter
Here are his predictions for
this week-end's games:
Del Monte Pre-Flight 14,
California 7; Georgia Tech 30,
Georgia 6; Notre Dame 35,
Great Lakes 13; Oklahoma 13,
Nebraska 6; Southern Califor-
nia 20, UCLA 13; Lafayette 20,
Lehigh 7; North Carolina 28,
Virginia 0; Army 21, Navy 13;
Texas Christian 20, Southern
Methodist 14; New York 28,
Brooklyn 19.
You don't have to follow these
predictions, of course. Go out on
your own limb --and you may
come back with a free carton of
your favorite cigarets.
Just complete the following
blank and mail it to the Contest
Editor of the ECHOES. Entries
must be postmarked before 2 p.m.
Drew Field Contest Editor, Base
Special Service Office, Eighth St.
near Avenue B.
Here are my predictions:
Del Monte .... California......
Georgia Tech. Georgia........
Notre Dame... Great Lakes
Oklahoma .... Nebraska ...
So. Cal. ....... UCLA.........
Lafayette ..... Lehigh .........
No. Carolina Virginia.......
Army ......... Navy ..........
Texas Ch ...... So. Meth.....
N. Y........... Brooklyn ....
My name is ....................

My outfit is ........... ....... .

If I win I want a carton of.......
S/Sgt. Gene Jantzen, physical
training instructor at the Lincoln
(Neb.) Army Air Base, claims
that he's the Army setup cham-
pion. He performed 5,200 setups
in 4 hours, 50 minutes.


Ends Searson




*~s 25a. i.

IT IS SAID that uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, but Army
nurses Lt. Maryellen McCutcheon and Lt. Wilma Ward, both of Bir-
mingham, Mich., find it comfortable. Here they squeeze onto the throne
in one of King Victor Emmanuel's palaces near Naples. (International)


WHEN U. S. FLIERS arrived over the Weiner-Neustadt Messerschmitt
plane plant near Vienna (top) all was peaceful and calm. Seconds later
this same area was blanketed by bombs (bottom) and completely cov-
ered by fire, smoke, and .debris. These original photos, which just
arrived here, show the accuracy of the U. S. bombardiers taking part in
t e raid. These are official Air Forces photos. (International)


PEASANT WOMEN, returning to their homes in the Ukraine after the Nazis had been driven back, face
the soul-searing task of identifying fathers, husbands, and sons slain by German firing squads and buried in
shallow trenches. They walk along a'row of dead victims (top) fearfully looking for loved ones. Recog-
nition brings cries of anguish and hysterical sorrow (bottom). News of the Day Photos. (International)

OOEDD A Allied Bombers In Race With Time To Crush
D OED* o German War Plants Before Invasion Deadline

VICTORY-THROUGH-AIR-POWER theories face an acid test. The greatest air-blitz ever conceived is now on
the Allied blueprint and these are the places marked for destruction. It may begin at any moment. A deft-
nite deadline has been set for its accomplishment. The tensely dramatic question is raised: Can Germany be
pushed to the point of surrender by air force alone? Britain's Air Marshal Harris and America's Gen.
Arnold are ready for this race against time. It's these targets against innumerable Allied lives